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whatever" valuable book she perused. She weep no more. A tear was formed in her spent a considerable time daily in teaching eye which never fell, for death prevented it; my eldest child, whom she greatly loved, and but it remained visible, to remind her friends laboured beyond her strength to impress upon that this world is a bochim. Had the writer bis mind the importance of religion. It was of these lines discovered among the papers her daily practice to commit a portion of of the deceased any thing written in the Scripture to memory: and such was ber de- form of a diary of her experience, he might sire to be useful, that when scarcely able to from it have been able to select many insit in her chair, she had a number of girls teresting, particulars respecting his much. from the Orphan School brought to the house, esteemed friend; but nothing of the kind beard them read the Scriptures, explained to has been found ; nor can be give any accu. them what they had read, and tanght them rate account of the way in which Mrs. S. to sing
was brought to the knowledge of the truth,
excepting what she often told him, that Circumstances of her Death.
Mrs. D-brought her under the sound of But it was not the will of her heavenly the Gospel, which was very soon blessed to Father, who loved ber much more than we
ber soul. could, that she should remain long with us
Attachment subsisting between her and in such a world of misery, and to her of
Mrs. Dawson. grief. The little strength she had, failed, and her happy change appeared to be fast ap
It was the esteem which she had for her proaching. Mrs. Vaughan, of Chicacole, friend that induced her to comply with her came to Vizagapatam on purpose to take her request, for she had at that time a great back with her, in hopes that a change of air aversion to go to those places of worship might be of service; she complied with that which Mrs. Dawson attended; and the real good lady's' request, and accompanied her. benefit which she derived from hearing the No change, however, short of that of the truth faithfully declared was one, and not paradise above, was designed for her. Her the least of the reasons for her great affecdeparture out of time evidently appearing at tion for Mrs. Dawson, which perhaps has hand, Mrs. Dawson was sent for, and after- never been surpassed in the case of any two wards brother Gordon went, to accompany
sisters of the same family. Neither change her back to this place, as she was very anxious of place nor circumstances had the least in. to return. They left Chicacole, but the ap- fluence to weaken the attachment by wbich pointed time had arrived for her release from their hearts were bound together, for the all the miseries of this life, and they were union was evidently formed for eternity: obliged to stop on the road, where she fell even death, which often separates for a conasleep in Christ, and only what was mortal
siderable time those whose soul are united reached the house of her friends here, I was
like those of Jonathan and David, was not pernot with her in her last illness; but I learned mitted to keep these dear friends long apart. from those who were, that she spoke very Now, that which is mortal of both is in the little for several days previous to her death, same grave; and we trust their happy spirits but evidently enjoyed the comforts which real are in the same mansion of bliss, where religion imparts to the soul of the believer in their affection, which was so strong while the valley of the shadow of death.
they lived below, shall for ever flourish in swers to questions put to her respecting how its proper element, and separation shall she felt and what she enjoyed, were very sa
never be the occasion of an unpleasant tisfactory. We never heard her express a feeling in their pure minds through all hope that she should recover, but she did not eternity. seem to be aware that her departure was so near, when it was evident to all about her. A very short time before we were called to part with her, she talked of going to England Extracts of a Letter from Rev. C. Mault, by the first favourable opportunity, and seemed to have had her mind set upon going
Nagercoil, March 21, 1826. where the climate was more favourable for My letter of the 22nd of September last, her recovery; but that was not the will of which I hope has come to hand, will have God, and she has reached more delightful given you a circumstantial account of the shores than those of England, and arrived character and labours of the Readers employed safe in a country where the inhabitants are here, and in a subsequent letter, if duly no more sick, and where they weep no more. received, you will bave been informed of
Mrs. Skinner has left few behind her Mr. Crow's relapse, and of his intended re. possessing such fine feelings as she had, or moval from bis station; and that I had no in whose heart wounds inflicted by painful alternative but to send Mr. Ashton, whom providences have bled so abundantly and so I could very ill spare, to take charge of the long, It may well be said of her, that tears Quilon Mission, till the arrival of another were her food, and she wept till she could Missionary.
The congregations in most places (in likewise do six more out of our inthe Nagercoil Mission) are on the increase, mediate neighbourhood ; consequently, at though nearly two hundred of our people times, nearly two hundred children are have been cut off by the late visitation of catechised on the important doctrines and the cholera morbus. In the midst of these precepts of Christianity. The schools, in rayages, I hope the kingdom of Christ has
many of the villages, continue to attend been steadily advancing, and that the awful worship on the Sabbath in our chapel, which event has been sanctified to a few. At two gives me an opportunity of catechising the heather villages in the Western Branch of children of three or four schools on most the Mission, small congregations have been Sabbath days. As many of our schoolmasters lately raised. Some of the people, in one are better qualified for their important office of these villages, formerly made a profession, in the Eastern Branch than in the Western, but soon relapsed into idolatry. In the tbe schools in the former district are better other village, the Gospel is, for the first time, attended, and in a more flourishing state, making its entrance. Othat it may be than in the latter. accompanied with a power from on high to make it effectual! By committing passages
Native Readers. of Scripture and the catechisms to memory, The Readers, thirty-three in number, many of the people are making considerable continue to give in a weekly report of their improvement in Christian knowledge. Some labours, and some of them, I am happy to of them, who have not enjoyed the advan- say, are more abundantin them than formerly. tages of an education in their youth, attend The conduct of these gives me great satis. the schools in their respective villages an faction, as well as their attainments in hour or two in the day, to learn to read. Divine knowledge; to promote which, I can Natives Buptized.
truly say, I feel a lively interest, knowing “Since I last wrote to you, I have baptized closely connected with it: as I hope, if
that the evangelization of the heathen is a family at Tamara' Kollum, whose attendance spared, shortly to write again to you, I will on the means, for the last twelve months, then enter more fully into this subject. has been very constant. John Palmer spoke, and still speaks, in such high terms of the
Translation and Printing of Religious Tracts. man and his wife, that I cannot doubt of their real conversion to God. The woman,
During the past year the press has been especially, gives me great pleasure at our
fully employed; 33,500 Tracts have been catechetical meetings, by the knowledge she printed by the Tract Society, most of which possesses of Divine things; and she is still are in circulation. In addition to these, several adding to her stock every week, by commit.
thousands have been published by the Mission ting passages of the Sacred Word to memory. and private individuals. The circulation of Their only child, which is a girl, is sent to a
so many tracts has been the principal means village school. Last month I also baptized of arousing the minds of the adults in the five adults, and four children, belonging to
two villages in the Western Branch of the the congregation at Etavilly. These five Mission above alluded to, to the advantages are, I hope, proper persons for the ordinance. of education, which will not only have a Indeed I would not publicly have recognised beneficial influence on their own minds, but them as disciples of Christ, if I had not had the blessing will extend to others, especially good evidence to believe, that old things had
to their own children, to whom they will see passed away, and that all things had become the importance of giving an education, an
In respect of knowledge and propriety object in too many instances treated with in. of conduct, how striking the contrast tetween difference, not only by the heathen, but by these and many who attend the same place some who have long made a profession of the of worship, and who enjoy the same outward
Gospel. In the midst of my other engageadvantages. If the people were not so be- ments, I have endeavoured to redeem time for sotted, surely the difference would produce Tamil composition; and besides the Tract on some beneficial effect. In several others of Naaman, the Leper, and on the Atonement(the the congregations, there are a few hopeful latter of which has been adopted by the Tract persons, whom I intend shortly to admit to Society, as mentioned in a former letter), I that sacred ordinance.
have completed one, On the Evil of Lying :
another, On the Persecution of the Saints, Schools.
the Causes of their Persecution, and the Many of the schools in the Western' Patience with which they bore it: these also Districts are in a more flourishing state than have been published by the Tract Society they have been at any former period, though An Address on Public Worship, and on the they suffered very severely by the late ravages Importance of Christians exerting them. of the epidemic. This is principally to be selves to erect a suitable Place for that Purattributed to the vigorous superintendance of pose, has also been published. A Treatise on many of the Readers. The Bazuar School the First Principles of Christianity has been continues to be examined every week, so printed as a reading-book for our schools;
and a small selection of the most interesting little as possible, it was the means of aggra. of Æsop's Fables, for the same purpose. We vating my complaint, and bringing on me are printing at present, A Treatise on the an attack of fever, which confined me to Fulfilment of the Prophecy relating to the my bed, and rendered it necessary for me Destruction of Jerusalem. A Tract on the to go througb a short course of mercury. I
Improvement of Time, and another, On the am considerably better than I was in InImportant Doctrine of Justification, are ready dia, having derived great benefit from being for the press. I am now engaged on a nine weeks at sea. I am, however, far treatise, in which I intend to expose the from being well, and probably have no rea. wickedness, idolatry, and superstition of the son ever to expect good health again till I native Christians. This will probably ex- reach my native climate. Fortunately, this cite no small prejudice ; but the truth must is the cool season at the Mauritius. Mrs. C. be told in the spirit of meekness. Should has been very poorly since we have been the Lord spare me to complete this, I pur- here; so much so, as to require medical as. pose to prepare a volume of Sermons for sistance. publication, which are greatly required.
Death of Mr. Hall, American Missionery at
You will be sorry to hear of the death Mr. Ashton informs me that a few of Mr. Hall, late American Missionary at people, on the Sabbath afternoon, assemble Bombay, which happened during our stay at for worship, and that he, assisted by Rowland that place. He had been to Nassick (at that Hill, whom I have sent to this station for a time the resort of numerous pilgrims) for few months, conduct the service. Mr. A. the purpose of distributing religious books also ipforms me, that most of the schools are and proclaiming the message of salvation, beiter attended than they were when be and was, as supposed, returning home, when arrived, and that Christian instruction is he was attacked with the cholera, which, made more prominent.
after eight hours severe suffering, termi.
nated bis valuable life. He died at a village Extracts of a Letter from Rev. Wm. Crow,
called Doulee Dhapoor. Mrs. Hall, toge
ther with her children, had some time before late Missionary at Quilon, dated Port Louis, Mauritius, June 9, 1826.
left Bombay for America, where she intended
to leave the children for education, and then I LITTLE expected, when I last wrote to return to India. As it is possible she may you, that my next letter would be addressed to
have left America before intelligence can you from the Isle of France. We left Bom
reach her, and may be returning by way of bay for England in the Windsor Castle on
England, you will be doing a kindness by the 29th of March, touched at Aleppie for making allnecessary inquiries respecting her, pepper, &c., and then proceeded on our
through the medium of the different sovoyage. Every thing went on well till we
cieties; and, in case you hear of her, by got about 500 E. long. and 270 S. lat.,
giving her intelligence of the mournful event, when we experienced a strong north-westerly so as to prevent her return to India. gale, wbich, together with the subsequent Mrs. Crow received a letter from Mrs. rolling, so injured the vessel, as to render Mault just before we quitted India, in which her unfit for pursuing her voyage; in con- she mentioned, that John Carter, the newly-sequence of which, the Captain (Heathorn)
baptized convert at Quilon, was going on determined on putting back to the Mauri- very well, willingly bearing the reproaches tius. We made Port Louis on the 31st of' of his ungodly neighbours. May, without having sustained any injury You and all the Directors will join with of persons or property; but by those who
us in thanksgivings to God for the late interhave since examined the vessel, it is con- position of his kind and watchful providence, sidered that we were in imminent danger. and in mutual supplications for future bless
There were five passengers besides myself, ings to descend upon us all as individuals, Mrs. Crow, and child. I understand there
and upon the Society at large. ! is every probability of the ship being condemned. Whether the vessel is repaired or condemned, we are likely to be detained here several months. !
AFRICA. My little boy was for several weeks a
Extract of a Letter from Rev. R. Miles, painful sufferer from a severe attack of fever,
dated Cape Town, July 5, 1826. which threatened his life, and reduced him
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BETAELSDORP tò a mere skeleton; but, through Divine goodness, he speedily recovered, after enjoying the benefit of the sea-air. I had oc- The Anniversary of the Bethelsdorp, casion to go on shore for an hour or two at Auxiliary Society was held on the 10th of Aleppie, and though I exposed myself as May. The Rev. A. Smith, of "Uitenhagen,
preached an excellent and appropriate Sermon passed Gnadenthal, Pacaltsdorp, and Han.. in the morning from Isa. xi. 1-9. At noon, key, and were gratified in observing the sue. the Public Meeting was held, when several cess already produced by Missionary efforts, of the native brethren delivered animated ad and the means in operation for, I trust, dresses, which gave great satisfaction. One, still greater results. The appearance of named David Schippers, said, “We must Bethelsdorp and Theopolis is a practical renot give, as before men, to be seen of them, futation of the calumnies circulated against but as in the presence of the Lord, who them, particularly against the former; and searches the heart, and who will only accept their different Institutions challenge the ap- . of the offering which proceeds from proper plause of the candid, and even of enemies. principles. We must give our aid out of love In the schools the British system may be to the Saviour, gratitude to Him for redemp- seen in a state of perfection equal to almost tion, and with a desire to glorify his name.” any thing that can be witnessed in England, Another, named Wensel Heuno, said, “The and the numbers under instruction and their Word of God bas done much for my nation; proficiency, are truly admirable. The numwe were formerly a people despised and ber of schools here at present is six, includdisregarded by all, but now we enjoy free- ing two day-schools and two Sunday-schools dom, and are formed into a church of God.” for the children, a large adult school on the
Mr. Barker preached a suitable Sermon Sabbath, and an evening school in the week, in the evening from Luke x. 2. The col. besides the seminary wbich I have comlections amounted to upwards of 50 rix dollars, menced with the natives, in which they are and the subscriptions for the past year to 250 proceeding in the more important branches rix-dollars.
of knowledge. The various Societies of a Ordination of Mr. John Brownlee,
benevolent and religious nature call into Missionary to the Caffres.
exercise principles which, from the pulpit. On the 16th, Mr. Brownlee was ordained
and other quarters, are ensorced on them, at Bethelsdorp. Mr. Foster introduced the and, as is invariably the case elsewhere, tend service with reading and prayer, and asked
to strengthen and bring them to maturity. the usual questions; to which Mr. B. gave
I am happy in observing, in the deportment very suitable answers, Mr. Barker gave the
of every individual, the utmost quietness and charge from 2 Tim. iv. 5; and Mr. Helm
sobriety; there is nothing like a tumultuous. addressed the people from Exodus xvii. 8–13.
or noisy, assembling for the purposes of sinful It was a very solemn opportunity, and the
mirth or mischief; so that those who are
not the most active members of the compeople of the Institution were highly gratified, as many had never witnessed the like munity, are not in a contrary manner injubefore.
rious. The public spirit of the people is
remarkable, compared with their limited Anniversary of the Theopolis Auxiliary
means; the public buildings in the place, Society.
which have resulted from it, being worth The Anniversary of the Theopolis Auxi- many thousand dollars, while others are deliary Missionary Society was held on the signed, and some in actual progress. 7th of June, Mr. Barker observes, “We had a very pleasant day, and the services were well attended. Mr. R. Edwards com- INTELLIGENCE FROM MISSIONARIES, &c. ON menced the morning service by reading and
THEIR VOYAGES. prayer; und Mr. Ayliff, Wesleyan Mis
A letter has been received by the Homesionary, preached'a good Sermon from Mark Secretary from the Rev. Dr. Morrison, under xvi, 15; and Mr. Barker concluded the ser
date H. C. ship Orwell, July 2, 1826, 380 S. vice. In the afternoon was held the Public Meeting. Mr. Ayliff was called to the chair. just weathered a gale of wind, blowing hard
200 E., from which it appears that they had The Report stated the receipts of the year from the N. W. against the Cape current, to amount to 347 rix-dollars, 2 sk. Our pative brethren, who seconded the Resolu.
which runs to the westward, and which had tions, acquitted themselves with great pro.
not only raised a tremendous sea, but had priety; they displayed good sense with all
endangered both the sbip and the lives of the possible simplicity; acknowledged with much
crew; but by the good providence of GOD feeling the blessings which they had received
none bad lost their lives.
There were through the Missionary Society, and their
nearly twenty sick or board, but Dr. M. obligations to extend its efforts. I think I
and his family were all well.. may say, that all present were gratified.. Ship Alexander, Captain Richardson., Mr. Foster preached in English an excellent Sermon in the evening..
“On the 17th of June,” Dr. Morrison
says, we fell in with the Alexander, bound, Extract of a Letter from Rev. W.Foster, Madagascar, Wesleyan, and Church Mission
for the Isle of France, &c., in which the . dated Bethelsdorp, May 22, 1820,
aries were, They were then all well, and In our journey (to Bethelsdorp) we had made a quick passage so far.".
Calcutta; and from The Calcutta GovernBy a letter received from Mr. Beighton,
ment Gazette it appears they arrived at Calit appears that Messss. Tyerman and Bennét
cutta 23d of April last. The Directors have, had no
communications from themselves sailed from Pinang on Saturday, March 11,
direct for several months, 1826, on board a Danish brig, bound for
LETTERS RECEIVED FROM MISSIONARIES, &c.
Date. SOUTH SEAS Nr. R. Bourne
1826. ULTRA. GANGES D. Collie.
1 February and 30 April, 1826. T. Beighton...
10 April, 1826.
20 May, 1826. : EAST INDIES J. W. Massie
6 February, 1826. Messrs. W. and A. Fyvie
18 February, 1826.
Berhamporo ..... 14 March, 1826.
Nagercoil 21 March, 1826.
29 March, 1826.
Bangalore 80 March, 1826.
2 April, 1826.
11 April, 1826. W. Crow..
9 June, 1826.
Selenginsk... 3-16 December, 1826.
St Petersburgh.. 1 June, 1826.
9 May and 28 July, 1826. J. Lowndes ....
14 August, 1826. AFRICA .... ..... Rev. R. Milos..
Cape Town ..... 11 and 30 May, 10 and 17 July, 1926.
New Lattakoo 3 May, 1826.
Bethelsdorp ..... 23 May, 1826.
25 May, 1826.
31 May, 1826.
Tananarivou AFRAN ISLANDS D. Jones
14 June, 1824.
Madagascar 24-26 December, 1895.
19 December, 1835.
4 May, 1824. Ditto.
4 Aug. 6 Nov. and 16-19 Dec. 1825. , Mr. J. Canham
Ifenouarivou 13-20 December, 1825.
Tananarivou 16 December, 1825.
26 December, 1825.
11 April, 1826.
DOMESTIC MISS. INTELLIGENCE, the evidences 'that the Divine presence and
blessing had been with it. Under the first
of these heads he noticed the originating MISSION COLLEGE.
causes of its formation, as arising out of the The Society's Mission College at Hoxton influences of the Spirit—some of the events has been opened for the reception of twenty which distinguished the season of its establish. . students ; and the public service, in con- ment-the difficulties which tended to ob.. nexion with the opening, was on Tuesday: struct its formation-the favourable cir.. morning, Oct. 10th, at Hoxton Chapel. The cumstances which overcame those difficulties. Rev. G. Burder, sen. Secretary of the Society, -and closed this branch of the subject, by introduced the service, by reading appro- showing the principal features of the conpriate portions of Scripture, and prayor ; the stitution of the Society. Rev. John Griffin, of Portsea, then delivered In noticing its progress, he remarked on a very interesting discourse, retrospective of the propriety and importance of one of its : the Society's operations, from Isa. xxviii. 29 first resolutions, which recommended a
This also cometh forth from the Lord: monthly prayer-meeting, for the outpourof Hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, and ing of the spirit, the appointment of an excellent in working. Mr. Griffin com- : annual meeting, and the establishment of menced by stating the usefulness of review- a Seminary for the instruction of its Mising the past, and judiciously anticipating the sionaries. He then traced the progress of future. He observed that the evident proofs the Society's operations, in evangelizing the that the band of God had been with the inhabitants of the South Seas, and eminently Society, would justify the text being applied promoting their civilization; and glanced at to it, either with regard to its origin, its the success in Africa, and India, and other i principles, its character, or its success. In stations in the Eastern world. bringing the past under the observation of In giving the character of the Society, he the meeting, the preacher directed their considered it as truly scriptural, referring to attention to the formation of the Society-- its the Bible, and the Bible alone, as a stand. progress--its character-its influence---and ard, without nute or comment. He observed