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THE

MISSIONARY REGISTER

FOR

MDCCC XXXI.

CONTAINING THE

PRINCIPAL TRANSACTIONS

OF THE VARIOUS

INSTITUTIONS FOR PROPAGATING THE GOSPEL:

WITH

THE PROCEEDINGS, AT LARGE,

OF THE

CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

HEAR YE, AND GIVE EAR: BE NOT PROUD: FOR THE LORD HATH SPOKEN. GIVE
GLORY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, BEFORE HE CAUSE DARKNESS, AND BEFORE YOUR
FEET STUMBLE UPON THE DARK MOUNTAINS, AND, WHILE YE LOOK FOR LIGHT, HE
TURN IT INTO THE SHADOW OF DEATH, AND MAKE IT GROSS DARKNESS, BUT IF YE
WILL NOT HEAR IT, MY SOUL SHALL WEEP IN SECRET PLACES FOR YOUR PRIDE.

JEREM. XIII. 15-17.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY R. WATIS, CROWN COURT, TEMPLE BAR.

PUBLISHED BY L. B. SEELEY & SONS, 169, FLEET STREET.
SOLD ALSO BY J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY; AND BY

ALL BOOKSELLERS AND NEWSMEN.

1831.

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CAMBRIDGE. MASS.

CONTENTS.

BIOGRAPHY.

Obituary of Rev. J. B. Saltet...... 46 | Memoir of Tahneh, a Cherokee Woman, 298
Last Days of Br. J. Johansen, at Antigua, 99 Obituaries of a Negro Man and Woman, 298
Brief Accounts of Six Christian Negro Character and Obituary of Maoae, a
or Coloured Women.... ....121-126 South-Sea Islander...

299
Further Notices of the Rev. J. Kindlinger, 161 Martyrdom of Ram-Kishora, a Hindoo, 337
Account of Eliza, a N. American Indian, 209 Notices of Two New Zealand Girls... 339
Notices of the late Rev. Abdool Messeeh, 259 Obituaries of Seven Native Christians, 377-81
Notices of Opiia, of the Sandwich Islands, 259 | Obituary and Character of Miss H. Mack, 425
Character and Obituary of Frances Casey,

Memoir of Brother John Gottlob Loos.. 473
a Free-Coloured Woman of St. Kitt's, 260 || Obituaries of Natives of Rarotogna

513

PROCEEDINGS AND INTELLIGENCE.

Annual Survey of Missionary Stations, pp. 1–45, 73–99.

AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSIONS.

AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY.

(See Survey, pp. 8, 30.)

(See Survey, p. 8.)

Sailing of Missionaries ....

256

WESTERN AFRICA.

Inquiry and Persecution at Rangoon... 325

Liberia.

Labours of Dr. Judson at Prome

353

State of the Colony..

173

of Mr. Boardman in and near Tavoy, 354

Efforts and Prospects of the Board

174

• Some Account of the Karens

355

Increase of Emigrants

207

Enlarged Designs of the Board

227
Improving Prospects of the Colony

AMERICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS.

486

Recent Deaths in the Colony... 489
(See Survey, pp. 8, 20, 78, 85, 93, 97.)
Notices relative to Missionaries, 158, 207, 336 AMERICAN EPISCOPAL MISSIONARY SOC.

552
Death of Jeremiah Evarts, Esq;

296

(See Survey, pp. 8, 21, 97.)

Notices relative to Missionaries
Summary of the Twenty-first Year.... 549

.296, 336

Summary View of the Society

550

MEDITERRANEAN.

Notices of the Island, Town, and People

MEDITERRANEAN.

of Tinos

400

Want of Protestant Clergymen and Mis-
sionaries in Constantinople

149

ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
Notice relative to Athens..

207
Anderson's “ Observations on the Pelo. Address to the People of Great Britain
ponnesus and Greek Islands"... 207 and Ireland

208
Contrast of Syrians with Maltese 317 | Anniversary..

213

Visit of Rev.Isaac Bird to Tripoli & Tunis, 351

Degraded State of the People of Syria.. 401

BAPTIST (GENERAL) MISSIONS.

Prospects of Education in Greece. 491
Return of Messrs. Smith and Dwight

(See Survey, pp. 80, 95.)

296
from Armenia ...

Notices relative to Missionaries..

471

Appalling Picture of Hindooism.

465

CHINA.

Consecration of an Idol Temple at Macao, 493 'BAPTIST MISSIONARY 8OCIETY.

Countenance to Idolatry by Romanism, 493

A Christian Sabbath at Macao ........

(See Survey, pp. 38, 81, 86, 95, 97.)

493

Notices relative to Missionaries, 120, 256,375

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

511, 512

Account of the Nilgherry Hills.. 359

UNITED KINGDOM.

Description of Palankeen Travelling... 360 Anniversary.

343

CEYLON.

Report for 1830—31:

State of Funds-Missionaries sent out, 343

Instance of the Effective Distribution of

Benefaction of One Thousand Pounds, 511

the Scriptures ....

......467, 508

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

POLYNESIA.

Discussion between a Native Preacher

Sabbath Scene in Hawaii..

508 and a Learned Mahomedan

155

Dec. 1831.

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BIBLE SOCIETIES.

Edinburgh Bible Society.

British and Foreign Bible Society.

Twenty-second Report-

(See Survey, pp. 18, 27, 32, 81, 87, 94, 95.) Fands-Summary

519

UNITED KINGDOM.

United-States' Bible Society.

Twenty-seventh Anniversary.. 218

Two Amendments on Report, negatived, 218

Summary of the Fifteenth Year....... 549

Extracts from the Report, relative to the

BRITISH REFORMATION SOCIETY.

Use of Oral Prayer, and to a proposed Fourth Anniversary .

224

Restriction of the Right of Membership, 261

Efficient Distribution of the Scriptures

CHRISTIAN-INSTRUCTION SOCIETY.

by a Greenwich Pensioner...... 342

Lists of Auxiliaries and Associations ad.

Anniversary..

217

verse or favourable to any Alteration

CHRISTIAN-KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY.

in the Constitution.........381, 429, 475

Twenty-seventh Report :

(See Survey, pp. 8, 32, 95.)

Issues of the Scriptures

382 Report for 1830-31 :

Summary of Languages & Dialects.. 382 Issue of Books, Tracts, and Papers .. 520

Auxiliaries and Associations........ 382

State of the Funds..

520

Grants of Money and Books.. 382 Counteraction of Infidel Publications, 521

Works completed during the Year... 382

Revision and Increase of Publications, 522

Works in the Press..

382 Public Meeting and Resolution on Addi-

Labours of Editorial Superintendant... 383

tional Bishops for India........ 522

Destitution and Supply of the Scriptures

in Worcestershire

429

CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

Mr. James Thompson appointed Agent (See Survey, pp. 6, 21, 41, 81, 87, 95, 97.)

to the West Indies...

470 | Notices relative to Missionaries, 72, 120, 156

Seasonable Loan of New Testaments, un-

158, 206, 207, 256, 295, 296, 336, 375, 376

der Apprehension of Cholera Morbus, 516

424, 470, 511, 512, 550, 551, 552

Testimony of the Committee to the laté

UNITED KINGDOM.

Mr. William Greenfield...... 516

Thirty-first Anniversary

.216

CONTINENT.

Amendment on the Report, adopted..217

Anniversary of the Paris Society ...... 275 Thirty-first Report-
Proceedings of the British-and-Foreign Retirement of the Rev. E. Bickersteth
and Continental Bible Societies :

from the Secretaryship............383
France-Switzerland - Germany and Arrangements consequent thereon....383
Prussia-Settlement of Dr. Pinkerton Candidates, Students, and Missionaries,383
as Agent at Frankfort: objects of his re- Remarks on the Funds

.384
sidence there : results of First Quarter Prosperity of the Society's Missions ..384
of his Agency, Denmark-Norway-

Motives for Enlarged Exertions......384
Sweden-Russia-Roman Catholics392-98 Testimony of Committee to the Services
Notice on the South of France ....... 471

of Professor Lee .......

.424

Increasing Influence of the Scriptures Resolution on the Death of the Bishop

in France ..........

..479 of Calcutta .....

...523

WESTERN AFRICA.

Resolution and Memorial on the Increase

Influence of the Scriptures on Africans, 276

of Bishops for India

:523

Publication of Rev. John Hartley's “Re-

MEDITERRANEAN.

searches in Greece and the Levant”...550

Remarkable Circumstances relative to

WESTERN AFRICA.

the Reception of the Scriptures among

the Greeks of Candia ...

50

Sierra Leone.

Circulation of the Scriptures in Turkey, 105 | Freetown, and River and Mountain
Eager Reception of Bibles at Syracuse, 229

Districts............131-133, 306–311

Summary of the Mission ..... .173, 444

PERSIA.

State of the Congregations

..440

Spirit of Inquiry among the Persians... 151

State of the Christian Institution .......440

Sectaries in Shiraz

151

State of the Schools

..440

Offer of a Learned Mahomedan to trans-

Death of Mr. William Tubb

late the Old Testament into Persian.. 151

Inspectors of Schools' Report

.442

INDIA BEYOND THE GANGES,

MEDITERRANEAN.

Circulation and Influence of Scriptures, 324

Malta.

CEYLON.

Works Printed and Issued in 18 Months, 135

Effect of the Scriptures on the Natives.. 467

Greece.

WEST INDIES.

Rise of the Society's Proceedings at Syra,137

Corresponding Committee in Jamaica.. 207 Interruption to the Work...

...137

Naval and Military Bible Society.

Importance of supplying the Oriental

Fifty-first Anniversary

221

Christians with the Old Testament, as

Amendmenton Resolution, negatived, 222

a Preservative against Idolatry.......140

Removal of Dr. Korck to Corfu ..141
Trinitarian Bible Society.

Rev. J. Hildner's Infant School at Syra, 141

Formation & Constitution of the Society, 518 General Views of the State of Greece ...448

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State of the Schools at Syra ..., .449

Kurnaul.

Visit of the Rev. J. A. Jetter to Athens. .450 || Examination of Anund Messeeh's School,375

Mr. Jetter's Proceedings at Phocæa

Bombay.

State of the Schools at Smyrna.. .452

Description of Bandora

539

Desire in Asia Minor for the Establish-

State of the People

539

ment of Schools..

.452 | State of the Bandora Boys' Schools.... 543

Mr. Jetter's Employments and Prospects State of Female Schools at Bandora 544

at Smyrna..

....453 Notices illustrative of the State of Society

Ravages of Cholera Morbus at Smyrna, 551 in the Deccan.....

544

Egypt.

Visit the Caves of Carli and Dherm

Schools, 143-Sahidic Scriptures . 143 Raj Lena.

545

Ministry of the Word....

.144 | Remarks on the Relative Antiquity of

Distribution of the Scriptures

.144 the Buddhists, Brahmins, and Jairs, 546

Rev. T. Müller's Visit to Upper Egypt..144 Results of Missionary Labours..... 547
General View of the State of the Mission, 180 || MALABAR– Notices of the Stations..... 332
Schools-- Preaching--GeneralRemarks 180,81

Bellary.
Visit of Rev. T. Müller to the Faioum...318 | Summary of the Station

507
Prevalence of Cholera Morbus at Caïro,
and its Effect on the Mission ........492

Tellicherry.
Summary of the Station.

507

Abyssinia.

Cochin.

Satisfactory Report of Girgis...........146

507

Summary of the Station.

Conference among the Abyssinian Eccle-

siastics relative to the Person of Christ, 147

Cottayam.

Distribution of Scriptures, Translations, 148 Visit to the Metran, Cyril, at Annúr .. 243
Proceedings of the Rev. S. Gobat .......148 Visit to Churches N.East of Cottayam, 244

Prospect of War between Amhara & Tigré,148 Visit to Churches S.East of Cottayam, 248

Rumoured Attack on Abyssinia by the

Third Visit to the Churches...... 251

Pacha of Egypt

.149 | Fourth Visit to the Churches

253

Favourable Reception of the Missionaries Translations....

285

in Abyssinia...

..277 Press

285

Journey from Massowah to Adi-Grate ..277 Syrian Tract against Popery ..

285
Friendly Reception of the Missionaries Summary of various Stations..

286
by Sebagadis..

Public Worship at the Grammar School, 504
Mr. Kugler's Prospects and Labours....280 State of College, & of Grammar School,
Disturbed State of Abyssinia
..532

504, 505
Distribution of the Scriptures in Gondar, 533

Studies and Proficiency of Miss. Pupilş, 505
Discussions with Abyssinians

533 Ministry of the Gospel in Malayalim... 506
Prospects of the Mission...

.534 Summary of Cottayam Station... 506

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

Allepie.

Calcutta.

Summary of the Station....

Notices of the State of the Mission 181

Tinnevelly.

Openings for Enlarged Labour. 183 Promising State of the Seminary 230

Visit to an Aged Hindoo

183 Discussion with a Heathen

231

Baptism of Four Natives..

.183 Hopeful Indications among the Natives, 232

General Aspect of the Mission ...184 State of the Converts and Congregations, 232

Annual Examination of the Boys Schools,361 Trials and Persecutions of the Converts, 238

Administration of Baptism...

239

Patna.

State of Native Females.

240

Intercourse with the Natives, & its Effects, 361

Deaths of Native Converts

240

Chunar.

241

Appeal for Pecuniary Aid .

Views of the Effects of School-Instruction,364 Summary of the Station...

242

Notices of the State of the Congregation, 365 State of the Congregations

496

Suggestions on the Mode of carrying on Duties and Conduct of Catechists 498

Missionary Labours

......366 State of the Preparandi

499

Circumstances attending the Death of a

State of the Seminary, and of Schools, 500

convinced Cuverite ....

.366 Distribution of the Scriptures and Tracts, 501

Value of the Scriptures in the Proceed- General Views of the State of the Mission, 501

ings of Missionaries

..367 Encouraging Occurrence..

502

Illustrations of the State of the Natives, 367 Examination of the Seminarists

502

Agra.

Persecutions of the Converts.......... 502

Great Eagerness for Tracts.... ........372 State of Opinion among the Natives.... 503

Allahabad.

Mayaveram.

Ministry-Schools...

198—201

Character & Proceedings of Mirza Yusuf

202

Bakir..

Conversation with a Brahmin....

51

Ditto of David Batavia..

53

Summary of the Station

203, 465

Ordination of John Devasagayam

461

Advantages as a Missionary Station. 54

State of the Schools

462

Meerut.

State and Progress of the Ministry.. 463

Promising Disposition of some Natives, 374 Influence of the Distribution of 'Tracts, 464

Interview with the Begum Sumroo 374 State of the Native Mind & Superstitions, 464

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