Biographical Notices Of Asaad Shidiak

The following account of the remarkable convert from the Maronite Roman

Catholic church, whose name has, of late, appeared frequently on the

pages of the Missionary Herald, is compiled chiefly from the journal of

Mr. Bird, American Missionary in Syria. The other matter which is

inserted, is derived from authentic sources, and is designed to

connect, or to illustrate the extracts from the journal, or to render

the biography more complete and satisfactory.