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I lest Douay on the 14th May, on a visit Etems of Intelligence.

to the départemente de l'Oisne. We AlsA'M.

found all prosperous there. We passed

the Sabbath at Manicamp, this village beA letter has been received from Mr. Culler, ing more central than Genlis. The friends dated Jaipur March 11, 1841. Mr. Brown and from the neighboring towns were present; family had returned from their visit to Calcutta, also the schoolmaster and several other and the mission was proceeding in its labors individuals from Blérancourt, a bourg one as iisual. They ask for an additional press, league from Manicamp. A man by the for the purpose of printing tracts, of whieb there name of Haution, resident at Chauny, came are several prepared, and an edition of the New to Manicamp late on Saturday evening, Testament entire. A lour of exploration through

was examined and received by the church. the several districts of the province had been Mr. Crétin intended to baptize bin that proposed, of which, and of the prospect of itin evening, but the man said he had promised

to defer it till the next day, at the request erating labor, he remarks:

of his wife, who wished to witness the orBr. Barker has left for Jorhath to select dinance. Brother T'.'s room was full on a station for himself, and we hope soon to Sunday. Madame Boileau, of Chauny, see hiin settled in that district. Both br. also, came about noon. As she was desiand sister Barker have made good progress rous of being baptized, the members of the in the language.

church retired to the house of a friend to The whole of A'sám is as it were unoc- hear her relation, while the service was cupied. In the short tour I made through performed at Toypenne's. After the bapa part of that district, I was surprized to tism Mr. Crétin broke bread to the little find so large a population; and I believe flock. It was the most interesting day in the Nowgong district is still more thickly set- many respects, which I have passed in tled. The amount of work on hand just now France. The work appears to be taking does not allow me to be one of the number deep root in that region, and since the orto make the proposed tour, and br. Brown ganization of the church none are baptized is just ready to go on with the translations without undergoing a thorough examinato advantage. Br. Barker was anxious tion. This is as it shoald be. to be one of the number, as he could at the Lepoix left Douay yesterday with his same time fix upon the most important family for Chauny, in which town he will post for himself to occupy. Br. Bronson reside for the present. was also at leisure to go, but he has again The two persons baptized 16th May at been attacked with fever, and has since Manicamp, reside at Chauny ; there exists been very ill. He went to Rungpore for at present no opposition in that town. Lemedical aid and is now improving a little. poix may receive visits at his house, may

I remarked that almost the whole of visit at the houses of others and hold small A'sám remained unoccupied. Br. Brown meetings without fear. I hope this is but is confined to translations, and I am most the beginning of good things for Chauny. of the time confined to the printing office, Brother Crétin has already baptized four 80 that it matters but little in what part of persons this year, and there are as many the field we are stationed, provided it be a more who will not probably long delay obehealthy location. Br. Bronson being con- dience to the command of the Savior. The nected with the Nága branch of the mis- character of the people is very different sion, there only remains br. Barker as an from that of the inbabitants of this country. active missionary, i. e. a preacher and itin- They are independent and fearless—they erator, among the whole of the Assamese. tell you what they think. I was forcibly It is my impression that the population of reminded on one occasion, of wlat I have A'sám is far greater than that of the Te- often witnessed in my own country. We nasserim provinces, but I am not able now called on the friends at Genlis the day beto state how the two fields compare with fore we left. Several of them came tocertainty. I hope the first missionaries sent gether, and among others a woman who is to any quarter will be sent to this interest- no stranger to the doctrines of the bible. ing province.

Mr. Crérin spoke to her very plainly of her FRANCE.

guilt in delaying so long to embrace the Sa

vior, telling her she had made but little From a letter of alr. Willard, dated Douay progress for four years, &c. To all these June 30, 18:1, we present a few extraris. Mrs. ihings she replied continually that she was W.'s health is still very feeble, as it has been convinced of the truth-that she knew it for a long period. Amiil many dishcartening was so. When the others had ended their circumstances, they still meet with rome eu. remarks, I observed to her that according couragement in their labors.

to ber own confession she was not ignorant


of the truth-that I was surprised to hear to the Cherokee country, after an interruption the excuses she made for not obeying it, of his labors for wearly iwo years. The letter and begged of her to remember that Mr. is dated Cherokee Nation, Ind. Ter., June 26, Crétin was not her judge and to bethink 1841. herself well if she had a good excuse to present to her God when she should meet We yesterday arrived in this co

country, him—that it was a very serious business, after a long and fatiguing journey. and should be attended to without delay,

We have abundant cause for gratitude lest she should be called to her account to our heavenly Father, for bringing us in anprepared. She again assented to the health to the place of our destination; and truth of what I said and burst into tears. especially, that we have arrived before the There really seems to be an interesting commencement of the sickly season. work going forward in that region.

We met hr. Bushyhead last evening, on

the way to his appointment for a two days' GREECE.

meeting. My family and the wagons went Mr. and Mrs. Buel, it will be recollected by on to his house, while I returned to attend

the meetings. The Lord we trust was our readers, embarked, on the 27th of April last, in the barque Catharine, for Corfu, via present in the assembly. At the conclu

sion, fourteen came forward for prayer. Malia. eller announcing their arrival at the Here I met a great nany old neighbors and latter place, has been received from Mr. Buel, christian friends. Many additions have daled Malta, June 14, 1841.

been made to this church, of hopeful conThe unexpected departure of the French | verts, during my absence, and the prossteamer this day, obliges me to write but pect is still very encouraging. briefly.

June 28. Yesterday we had a number After a voyage of forty one days, the of very interesting meetings, which were Catharine anchored in this port on the closed by the baptism of eleven Cherokees: evening of the 6th inst. and the next day two males and nine females. The reports proceeded to Smyrna, leaving us to a four from the other churches are equally interdays' quarantine, previous to entering the esting and encouraging. city. The passage from Boston was the whole a pleasant one, though at one time attended with circumstances of great

Donations, peril. We cannot speak too highly of the uni

FROM JULY 1 To AUGUST 1, 1841. form kindness of Capt. Gardner in attend

Alaine. ing to the comfort of the passengers, by which he has endeared himself to all of Thomaston, a member of 20 Bap

tist church, them.

for Burman mission, 20.00 After being out twelve days, a heavy “ Siam


20.00 gale from the south west overtook us,

40,00 which made it dangerous for our deeply la- North Livermore, friends 10 misden vessel to run before it ; and we were

sions, per Rev. Charles Miller, 2,00 Dexter, Levi Morrill

43,00 obliged to • lay to about two days. Waterville, Baptist ch. and soc., During this time we were very near being monthly conceri,

15 90 run down, in the evening by a large vessel,

Female Miss. Society, 12.10 that came within two cables' lengths before

per Rev. S. F. Smith, 23,00

Kennebec Aux. For. Mission Sodiscovering us. There was but just time to avoid a collision. But the angel of death North Yarmouth Bap. Fem. Bur.

ciety. H. A. Boardman ir., 32,75 swept by us only to show by a most startling man Miss, Soc., Mrs. Sarah providence, that often “ in such an hour as

K. Snell sec’y: ye think not the Son of Man cometh.'

for Burmau mission, 40,00

do. do., Bap. ch. and soc., The improved state of br. Love's health

mon. concert,

13,00 we had the happiness to learn from Mr.

53,00 Andrews before leaving the vessel.

per Rev. Baron Stow,

198,75 The kindness experienced from the U. S. Consnl and the valuable services which he

New Hampshire.

Great Falls. Sommersworth Fem. cheerfully rendered, relieved us from any

Miss. Society, Mrs S. J. Parks embarrassment that we might otherwise

sec'y, per Mrs. L. A. A. Bra. have suffered among strangers.




A friend to Africa, for philosophii.
The following extract of a letter just received

cal apparatus for school wider from Mr. Evan Jones announces his safe reluru the care of Mr. Clark al Edina, 50,00

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" China


Heath, females of Bap. ch. 8,00

Two ladies, per Rev. Dr. Shelburn Falls, mon.


50,00 concert,

B. Whittield

23,00 per William Heath,

20,00 Young Ladies of Alabama Salein, 2d Bap. ch., a mother for

Female Athenæum 49.75 her children 1,00

- 130,07 Boston, Federal St. ch., united

per Rev. Mr. Dagg,

185,07 monthly concert,

25,00 do., Miss Wetherby


Mississippi. New Bedford, a feinale member of the Williams St. Bap. ch.,

Mississippi Bap. State Couvenper Rev. Henry Jacksoni, 10,00

liou, Rev. F. S. N. King ir., North Randolph Bap. Fem. Miss.

for foreign missions, 139,97 Soc., Mrs. Grace s. Peabody

" German

5,00 tr., per Rev. Charles H. Pea

10,00 body,

per William Colgate,

Newton, 1st Baptist ch. monthly
concert for a year, per Rev.

Ohio. Prof. Ripley,


Worcester Baptist church, John Neponsett, Ladies' For. Miss. So.

30,00 ciety, Miss C. Minot tr.,

Lawville lr., per William Col.

Williamstown, friends to missions,
per Josiah T. Smith,

Mlinois. East Bridgewater, a female friend,

per Mrs Lydia Kimball, 1,00 Quincy Bap, church, mon. con., Springfield, Miss Z. Cheney 10,00

per Rev. E. C. Brown,

1,62 Chesterfield Bap. ch. 1,00

Greenfield Bap. church, per Syl. per Rev. J. W. Earon, 11,00

vester Bingham,

13.00 Cambridge, For. Mission Associ.

Lamarsh Bap. ch.

1,50 ation of 1st Bap. ch., William

La Salle Bap. ch., per Mrs. B. Hovey tr.,


Lucy G. Bingham, 10,00 622,02 Peoria Bap. ch.


Pleasant Grove Bap. ch. 1,62
Rhode Island.
per Rev. Thomas Powell, 27,12

28,74 Providence, a friend to missions,

per Rev. Mr. Hague, 50,00 do., Rev. Dr. Wayland, for sup

LEGACY port of a Burmau child, 60,00

Nelson Baker deceased, per G. 110,00 M. Baker executor,

8.50 New York.

3558,66 Washington Union Association,

The Board has also received from the AmerG. M. Baker treasurer,

119,50 ican and Foreign Bible Society, Wm. Colgate Seneca Association, James Mc

treasurer, $5000, to be appropriated as follows: Lallen ir., Fayetteville 8,00

For the Karen New Testament, 3000 A female friend, per Rev. 0. C.

« Siamese and Chinese scripComstock,


1500 New York city, Wm. H. Churcb

1 Palawatomie Indians, unill, on account of his subscrip

der the direction of Rev. tiou of $400, for support of

Isaac McCoy,

500 Rev. Miles Bronson, 244,00

-5000,00 do, do, do., a friend, for the benefit of the school under the

CLOTHING, &c. care of Mr. Dean, per Prof. Eaton,

10,00 Hartford, Ct., Young Ladies' Miss. SoHudson River Association, Palin

ciety, a box of clothing and stationery, er Townsend tr.,


for Rev. Miles Bronsou, A'sánı, per West Plattsburgh, ladies of Bap.

Joseph B. Gilbert,

78,96 tist ch., for Burman mission,

Whitesboro', N. Y., clothing and medi. per Rev. J. P. Burbank, 8,00

cine, per Mrs. M. A. Sheldon,

589,99 New York city, Oliver St. F. F. Mission

Society, clothing, &c. for out-fit of
Mr. and Mrs. Buel,


Rochester, N. Y., Juvenile Fem. Miss. Virginia Baptist For. Miss. Soc.,

Soc. of 2d Bap. church, per Mrs. Car-
A. Thomas .,
for African mission, 5,00

oline Achilles, clothing for Mrs. Wade
at Tavoy,

10,00 " Ludian

1,00 “ general purposes, 1559,62

Albany, a cask for Rev. J. H. Vinton,
(uo advice).

H. Lincoln, Treasurer.
J. O. B., for Burman mission, per

N. B. The donation of clothing from West
Rev. Dr. Sharp,


Topsham Ladies' Sewing Circle, published in Rev. J. L Dagg


the Magazine for July, should bave been Ver. Rev. Dr. Manly


mont instead of Connecticut.


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Bhugchand, the interpreter, has also

aided in teaching the sinaller boys.

MR. The Nágas are a people of such a BRONSON, DATED JAIPU'R, Jan. 1st, character, that what they do, they do 1841.

with their might; and when they come

to read, all wish to read at once-and Review of the year's labor-State of the not wait one for another; so that it has mission.

been a very useful measure to employ Another year has rolled around, and these assistants. Since we came down it becomes my duty to lay before you I sent Boliram up to see if they were what we have attempted to do the past daily reading or bad forgotten what year, as well as our prospects for the they had learned. He brought back year to come.

a very favorable account of their read. It bas been our pleasure as a family ing together evenings. We should to be more actively employed in mis- have been able to accomplish much sionary work during the year that is past inore if it had not pleased God to than at any former period of our lives. afflict us so severely with sickness. The experiment of living upon the Of our little daughter Mary's severe Nága bills with a family, and that too illness, and of sister Rhoda's illness during the rainy season, has been fairly and death, I informed you in former tried; and I can truly say, that until letters.* To administer to the sick, sickness entered our abode, we were often required all our time, so that never so truly happy in this heathen many days the assistants were obliged land. During the greater part of the to conduct the school alone. At last eight months that we were on the my own case became alarming. Havhills, our little school was continued. ing bad returns of fever for three A number of young men of good stand- months, I not only became disqualified ing can now read their own language, for all duties; but found myself growand the romanized A'sá mese; and can ing rapidly weaker and weaker, notrepeat the Nága catechisın: several withstanding I was using those very other smaller lads can only read easy means which had before always been sentences in Nága. The larger boys blessed to my restoration. Having can write tolerably well also. Mrs. continued in suspense, hoping in Bronson has devoted almost her whole vain for a return of health, for three time to the school, which, with her months, and finding that were I to wait domestic affairs, has required no small longer, there was no certainty that any amount of labor. The first two weeks oue would come and carry on the work of our departed sister's missionary life we had begun, I felt that it was not was spent in the school,-with inex- my duty to incur the expense of living pressible joy to herself, and with great there, while we were able to do comsatisfaction to us all. Boliram, our paratively nothing for the people; and valuable teacher, has been very faith- especially while our lives might be ful and useful. We daily instruct him jeopardized for want of a suitable also, and hope he may yet not only prove useful as a teacher of lan

* See the May number of the Magazine, page guage, but of the blessed gospel also. 116; also the July number, pp. 215-18.







change of air and diet. We therefore | EXTRACTS

LETTER came down, as the event proved, to BARKER, DATED, JAIPU'R, DEC. 28, administer to the wants of our dear 1841. sister during her last illness, and to find for her a burying place, less des

Most of the intelligence contained in this ert and cheerless than the Nága hills. letter has been anticipated by previous comm.u

nications; but as it embraces some particulars The Naga language-Translation - not before published, and serves to give a conProspects of the station.

nected account of Mr. B's. labors, we present In looking back upon the time we a few extracts. spent there, I desire to be thankful for the frequent opportunities we had of

Voyage to Afsám. explaining the truths of the bible to You have long before this heard of these poor people ; and for the confi- our arrival both at Calcutta and at Jaidence and affection manifested to púr. Mr. Pierce, at C., was very, very wards lis. I have also had considera- | kind to us, and aided us in every ble time for studying the language, way in his power. Our stay was only which I find to be rather more difficult eight days in the city. We were two and complex than I at first anticipated. and a half months on our voyage from I have gone 'several times over with Calcutta to Jaipur, which was a short the “History of the Creation, and of the time compared with most of the Flood. These can now be preserved journeys made on that river. On arin manuscript; and if we are to have riving at Jaipúr, we found that Mr. any more belp to carry on the Nága Bronson had removed to the Nága mission, they can be afterwards print- bills, and that brethren Brown and ed. I have made a beginning also of Cutter were settled at Jaipúr. Not Matthew's gospel, but found it very being able to go to the bills, we went difficult to proceed for want of a suita- into br. Brown's house, where we conble teacher. As yet I am obliged to tinued until within two weeks past. explain and get all Nága terms and We bave now moved into a house phrases through the A'samese. Mrs. which I have built for temporary use, Bronson has just revised Worcester's near to bis. Mrs. Barker has been Primer in Naga, and it is through the engaged about three months in teachpress.

ing some little girls in reading and In regard to our prospects for the sewing. She has had eight or ten coming year, I know uot what to say. in number, and has succeeded, thus far, I never commenced a year under so beyond my expectation. They are discouraging circumstances before. pleased with making clothes for ihemSickness has driven us from the field. selves, and their parents allow them Sickness and death obliged us to post to come because of the advantage they pone our intended journey for the re- derive in this. My time has been storation of health. Our fond bopes mostly spent in making jourveys, &c., of having fellow-laborers are blasted, uutil within a short time. I ain liow and feebleness now prevents me from laboring to acquire a knowledge of the travelling and laboring as I desire. A'samese language. Expecting to have assistance, new plans My progress in the language must for have been devised, and some of them the present be slow, yet I hope soon have been commenced; expenses have to be prepared to commence a school been incurred, and the hopes of good either below or in Mattak, should the people in this country raised, whicb, Board favor my request. We are reso far as I can now see, must be dis- joiced to hear of so many revivals in appointed. It pains me deeply to see America—that the Lord is thus rethings progressing so tardily, chiefly freshing his people from his presence, for want of two or three active and de- and increasing their number greatly. voted missionary brethren.

May we not hope to have more mis. I am trying to improve my health, sionaries? As yet we are few and but am sorry to say that it is poor at feeble ; and the obstacles with which the best, aud a little exposure, or over we have to contend are many; while exertion, brings on all my feverish poor health is the portion of some of symptoms. Still my hope is, that I us, most of the time. Our sister Bronshall yet have strength to toil' in this son, with whom we journeyed so long neglected portion of our Lord's many thousand miles, has been revineyard. To this cause I desire to noved from our midst by the hand of devote my days.

death. Brethren Brown and Cutter

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