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hope in this. Now I have done going to
DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES. T'he comthe Pandits. I have heard them much, pany of missionaries, consisting of Rev. Cephas and given them much money. But I never | Bennett and wife, Mr. Jobo H. Chandler and heard any thing that gave my heart rest wile, Miss Miranda Vinton, and Avung, the Chi. from the burden of sin. I shall go to them nese convert who accompanied Mr. Bennett 10 no more.” Then he begged us to “ go or this country, sailed from the port of Boston on send somebody into his neighborhood to the 14th ult. in the ship Louvre, Capt. Blackler, talk this way to their people.” He said, direct for Maulmain. “ There are some English people in his
Public religious services, preparatory to their country, he has seen them often but he was
departure, were held in the Charles Street afraid of them, and never went so near them as to hear them talk; he did not know meeting-house, on Thursday evening, the 9th ult. that they talked this way.” We asked
An appropriate and impressive address was him to stop with us till he could be in- delivered to the missionaries by Rev. Dr. Sharp, structed more fully in these things; but his founded on 2 Timothy, ii. 24. The consecratwife and children were in his village, his ing prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Turnbull, neighbors were with him, and would not and the hand of fellowship with an address, by go without him, he was also a landholder Rev. Mr. Hague. in his village, his family would suffer if he A number of friends also accompanied them did not return, he could not stay. But he ou board the vessel on the morning of sailing, begged us to go or send somebody to “ talk | when a hymn of praise was suug, and they were 80 to his people.” We gave him a New commended to the throne of grace. in prayer by Testament, and a selection of the best Rev. Mr. Stow. tracts we had, and commended him to the
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, aster an absence of care of the Great Shepherd. Where will he go? What will become of his convic
more than two years, return to their former stations? These books and tracts, will they lion at Tavoy. The bealth of Mr. B., which be merely “ water spilled upon a rock ?is occasioned their visit to this country, is, we are He alone can tell, who has told us that His happy to say, restored, and they return to their word, thus sent into the jungle, shall not labors with the cheerful hope of continued and return void.
increasing usefuluess, Various other cases, less distinct in their Mr. Chandler goes out as book-binder and features, we noticed. And I have no doubt machinist to the Burman Mission. Miss Vinton many, whom we did not notice, went home goes as an assistant to the Karen Mission, to to their abode in the wilderness of heathen- reside in the family of her brother, Rev. J. H. ism, carrying with them a wounded and | Vinton. stricken heart. They who traverse these
Messrs. Bevpelt and Chandler have been envillages when we are forgotten, will I assuredly believe, see the springing up of the caged the year past, in preparing a fount of
reduced Karen type, and another of reduced seed thus silently dispersed. People here plough their ground ten or twelve times Burman, which they carry out with them. before they sow their seed, then it produces luxuriantly. If we keep ploughing and sowing, and • breaking up the fallow
Donations, ground,” the season will come when the harvest will surprise us with abundance.
FROM AUGUST 1 To Sept. 1, 1841. For. Miss. Chronicle.
con., per Washington Simons, 2,36
Waldo Baptist Missionary Soc.,
per Thomas B. Lincoln, tr., 20,00
Cumberland For. Miss. Society, DEATH OF MRS. Hancock.--Mr. Hancock per Henry B. Fernald, tr., 67,00
89,36 lest Tavoy with his family, in September last, on his return to this country, via England, on
Massachusetts. account of the ill health of Mrs. H. · On their Dedham, a few friends, per Rev. arrival at Liverpool, Mrs. H. was too much Benjamin Corbett,
Boston, Federal Street Church, enfeebled to allow of their continuing the voy
5,00 age, and after a period of painful suffering, she do. Baldwin Place, do. do. do. 20,70) died in London, on the 3d of July last.
do. Charles Sireet do. do. do. 7,31 Mr. H. arrived in this country with his three
do. Boylston St. do. do. do. 7,23
do. Bowdoin Square Society, children, and a child of Mr. Osgood, in the ship for benevolent operations, per Leland, on the last of August.
William Blake, jr.,
South Reading, a friend to mis
5,00 Springfield, John Mills
Erie Baptist Church, mon. con.
11,00 Taunton Baptist Association, Ste
phen L. French tr., per Chs.
Charleston Baptist Juvenile Miss. church and society, per Rev.
Society, Win. B. Heriot, tr., 97,86 Mr. Shailer,
20,00 Shelburp Falls, Nath'l Lamson, 100,00
Louisville, 1st Baptist Church, -355,98 monthly concert,
Lexington, 1st Baptist church, Providence, Brown University
mon. con.,per Rev. J. M. Hewitt, 25,56 mon. con., per K. Brooks, jr., 9,00 Louisville, 2d Baptist church,
21,13 New York.
do. colored church, col.,
do. collected at close of Dutchess Co. Association, Geo.
14,00 W. Horton, tr., per Rev. Dr.
Mrs. Martha Rolland
Mrs. Harriet Smith, for Karen
5,00 church, North East,
5,00 Keeseville Baptist Female Mite
Mrs. E. A. Tyler
5,00 Society, an extra collection
Per Rev. Alfred Bennett, agent for Maulmain schools, 12,00
of the Board,
132,69 New York City, Oliver St. Fem.
Missionary Society, per Mrs.
Bedford Baptist Church, per Rev.
Samuel R. Willard,
5,00 150,00 Rev. H. Gear
12,00 Cortland Aux. Society, Rev. J.
Rev. Mr. Robbins
1,00 W.Taggart, treasurer, 302,38
Newport Baptist church, mon. Truxton church, per Rev
con., per Rev. A. Darrow, 27,00 L. Davis,
Marietta Baptist church, mon. Homer and Cortlandville
31,00 Aux. Society, per A.
19,62 Babcock, 11,00
-50,62 Itabca Baptist Church 31,27
Mrs. Frances Smith
,50 Mrs. Fanny Call
,08 Big Flaut, collection
5,00 Fairport, do.
Greentown Baptist Church 8,50 Elmira, do.
McConnelsville do. do., mon. Mr. & Mrs. Wheaton, ,50
3,62 Newfield, collection, 5,07
Miss Delia Nettleton, 1,00 Spencer,1st Baptist church, 5,32
Ohio Aux. For. Miss. Soc. J.
B. Wheaton, tr., 185,00
1,00 Broadalbin, Mrs. St. John, 2,00
Rev. J. L. Moore, 10,00 Galway, Miss H. E. Hewitt, ;,50
1,00 Saratoga Association, H.Mid
306,32 dlebrook, treasurer,
311,32 For Karen Schools, 37,00 General fund, 40,90
Indiana. -77,90 Ballston Spa, collection, per
Indiana Aux. For. Miss. Society,
12,00 Avung, the Chinese con
per Rev. E. D. Owens,
Mrs. Polly Wilson
1,00 Do. do. a few children, per
1,00 do. do do.
,50 Otsego Association, for Ka
Jobu E. Pettitt
1,00 ren Schools, collection, 24,63
15,50 Buffalo, do. do. do. do. 35,00 Rochester, Second Baptist
LEGACIES. church, do, do do. 36,50
Southwick, Ms., Chloe Booth, dec., Franklin Association, W.
per Jobs Mills, Executor,
H. LINCOLN, Treasurer.
came armed with their dá (sword) and
spear, and with their gay ornaments. EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF MRS. In this respect they reminded ine of BRONSON.
the Aborigines of high rank in our own
country. We give below, some
The most of them could extracts from a
read easy words, and spell a little. journal kept by Mrs. Bronson, during her Mr. Bronson told them at the close of brief residence among the Nagas of the hill the school, that as the female teacher country. The uncertainty which now rests upo had come, the school would now be ea the prospects of that station,*-—from the fail- taught by her, while his time would be ere of Mr. Bronson's health, the removal by occupied in preparing books for them, death of his sister, Miss B., and the want of and in telling the people about the other laborers prepared to enter the field—will great truths of the bible. We could cause this journal to be read with a deep and plainly see that the idea of being taught painful interest. The incidents, many of which by a female was not entirely agreeable are of a touching character, are narrated in to these proud young warriors, but we a simple manuer; and after its perusal, we
doubt not they will soon forget prejudoubt not our readers will feel, with us, a deep school I told them I wished to take
dices like this. Before closing the er regret that circumstances should render it their names, as it was the custom in necessary to relinquish, even for a time, a sta schools to do so, in order to notice who tion so happily commenced, and with so favor- were regular in their attendance, and able prosperts of success. The journal com- who were not. On inquiring of them mences with the removal of Mr. B.'s family to individually what name I should write, their new station among the hills in March, 1810. they very seriously said, “it is contrary
to our custom to disclose our names to Labors commenced-Character of the
foreigners—we never can do it.” school-Kindness of the natives.
Well aware that the suresi way of March 22. Having become some-overcoming their little prejudices is what settled in our new home, and our not to take much notice of them, I school room being finished, we to-day waived the question, and contented opened our doors for scholars. The myself with writing their several titles young men, sons and relatives of the as they pass among the Asamese. chiefs who had been learning to read 26. Our little school slowly induring Mr. Bronson's foriner visit creases in number, and we think in among them, came in, and manifested interest. We bave succeeded in colan interest in their books. I never lecting a class of ten little boys, who spent a happier day than this has been. are as wild and untamed as the partThe youthis appear very intelligent, ridge on the mountains. The noise of and would, I am sure, have excited a a deer, or the baying of their hounds, deep interest in the minds of our frequently calls their attention from friends at home, could they have seen their books, and they are off instantly, them during school hours to-day. They without waiting to signify their wish
to go, or to ask permission. * See letters from the Asam mission publish
I feel great delight in this first feeble ed in the last number of the Magazine. attempt, and anticipate by the blessing
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of God, seeing a great and happy appearance-often reminding us of the change take place ere long, among lovely little villages that lie secluded these wild children of nature. Our among the hills and valleys of our own school now numbers twenty scholars, dear native land. We often see their some of whom possess minds of the watch fires, and hear the rude music bighest order. We ardently desire to of their drums and gongs. We often see them properly instructed, and anticipate the time when the high above all, to see them made wise unto praises of God and the Lamb shall salvation. We may then hope they echo from peak to peak,- instead of the will prove the most efficient laborers rude din which summons them to meet in spreading the truth anjong these for warlike council, or for idle amusemountain tribes.
ment. Soon after I bad seated myself 28. We feel more and more at in the verandah, a train of youths home among our dear people. Their emerged from the forest just in front kindness and hospitality remind us of the house, equipped as for war; more of the sweet charities of life in with every variety of ornaments which our dear native land, than any thing we their rude taste and fancy could sughave before witnessed among the hea- gest. Their beautiful and athletic then. From the first day of our arrival forms thus arrayed, resembled very they seemed to vie with each other in strikingly the pictures we see of the expressions of kind feeling and hospi- American warriors in their martial attality. Our little daughter is a great tire. They were sent by the chief to favorite with them, and nearly all their treat with a neighboring tribe conlittle presents are brought expressly cerving some difficulty that had arisen for her. She has plenty of sour buffa- between some of their people. An lo's milk, meat, &c., from her kind aged chief, one of the most influential hearted friends. She returns their men of the tribe, called, and as Mr. friendship warmly, and utters excla- Bronson was absent, he sat down with mations of joy when she sees any of me in the verandah. We entered into them entering the house. We often conversation respecting the object of see her seated on the floor with several our coming to live among them. He of the chiefs around her, while she is expressed great surprise that a fernale showing and explaining to them the should be contented to live among pictures in her little books.
their bills, so far away from her pa
rents and friends. As I told him of Beautiful scenery- A band of warriors— the reasons which influenced us, and Visit from the chief-A storm.
the importance of our object, he beApril 6. Never since we have been came much interested, and expressed on heathen ground, have I passed a bis desire that we might be able to acmore pleasant day than this has been complish our purpose.
“ But,” said Our school this morning was interest- he, "you cannot reach our females. ing. The chief and many of the prin- They are trained to bear burdens, to cipal men of the village came in, and bring wood and water, and to make the seemed very much interested in all salt by which we gain o!ir subsistence. they saw and beard. After school I If they learn to read and to sew, they sat down in the verandah, which con must give up these labors and remain mands a prospect of bill and dale, at home; then who will do this work; lovely beyond description. Just in as it is our business to watch the vilfront is the village, embowered in fruit lage, hunt deer, and fight our enemies? trees. Only a few houses are visible, Our young men can learn, but not our the rest being bid by the trees and a women; it is not our custom." slight elevation. Beyond the village This man sends all his sons to rises a lofty peak, whose rounded sum school, and seems anxious that they mit is crowned with a village of per- should improve. Our evening schools haps 200 houses. Beyond this peak are most interesting, as I usually derise others more lofty, which lose them- vote a few moments to direct converselves in the clouds. To the southeast sation with them on religious subjects. and south, is a lofty range of moun 14. To-day a most fearful storm of tains covered with forests. The high- wind and raiv, accompanied with thun. est of these is said to be the height of der and lightning, swept over the hills
, land between this and Burmalı. Look and for half an hour threatened to lay ing to the south and south-west, seve- our frail dwelling level with the ground. ral villages are visible on different We stood near the door rendy to escape peaks-all pleasant and rural in their should the house fall. The leafy roof
was but little protection from the rain, He is evidently half persuaded to which fell upon us in torrents. A give up his vain superstitions, and bemerciful Providence, however, pre-come a christian ;-but alas! caste, that served us amid the dangers of the almost insurmountable obstacle to the storm.
spread of the gospel in this country, Tea cultivation–The rainy season-In- portant decision which his judgment
prevents him from coming to the imterest of the scholars-Native teacher.
evidently approves. 18. At the request of the people, He often says, “How can I forsake Mr. Bronson has gone with them to all my kindred and friends, and beexplore their tea grounds, which are come an outcast from their society? distant about a day's journey. These Can I not love and serve God in my hills abound in tea which they have heart, without exposing myself to pernever yet cultivated, though they have secution by an open profession ?” Our now some thought of doing so. Mr. Naga interpreter and teacher seems B. thinks it right to encourage them to also at times to be inquiring after the this, as it will be of great benefit to truth. Could we see these two perthem in promoting a more free inter- sons sincere, humble followers of Jesus, course with the plains, and in enabling we should hope much good would rethem to obtain more of the comforts sult from their labors. and enjoyments of civilized life.Though weak in body, and alone on Intelligence from the new missionariesthese hills, I feel this evening cheerful Departure of Mr. B. for Jaipur. and happy. If I am not deceived, I feel May 4. Letters from our dear a pleasure in the consciousness of be- friends* inform us of their near aping in the path of duty, and of the proach to Jaipur, and Mr. B. feels it presence of the Savior, which more his duty to go and meet them there. than counterbalances the pain of sepa Our school is suspended this evenration from home and beloved friends. ing, as the young men wish to spend
19. Have been unable to-day to the evening in conversing with Mr. B. have a school from indisposition. The He sits in his study surrounded with sympathy and attention I have received his Naga friends, who have much to from the people have been most affect- say, and many questions to ask, about ing to me.
his going, and the object of a new The rains are now commencing, and teacher in coming among them. Two the following three months will pro- of the relatives of the chief have overbably be most trying to health. We come their fears of visiting the plains see the sun very seldom, except a at this season, and propose accompashort time early in the morning. The nying him to meet and welcome the fogs are dense, and are thought to be new missionaries. We are surprised very unhealthy. It is at this season, at this proposal, as they have great however, that we can best succeed in fears of the cholera, which usually gathering the children and youth into commences its ravages on the plains school, as they are prevented by the at this season. These rude people weather from leaving their hills, or certainly manifest an affection for us, pursuing their accustomed games and of which, from what we have seen of sports. Our first class have com- the Asamese, we had supposed the menced learning to write, and are very heathen to bé incapable, at least, for much interested in this new exercise. those not related to them by the ties They often inquire when they shall be of kindred. The chief and heads of able to read all the books in Mr. Bron- the people have pledged themselves to son's study, and manifest a great anxi- take care of the “Ma'm Sahib” and ety to learn all that is to be learned. “ little Mary," assuring Mr. B. that not Our hopes have been much raised of until every one of them is cut up, shall Jate concerning our assistant teacher, any harm, which they can prevent, Bo li ram. He has commenced reading come to us. Mr. B. lelt this morning, the New Testament by course, and has attended by many of the people. I of late manifested an increasing inter- must confess I feel sad to be thus sepest in the truths he reads. He often arated from all my friends, but there voluntarily contrasts the purity of the is an inexpressible satisfaction in foremaxims there enforced with the corrupt principles inculcated in their sa
* Mr. Barker and family, including Miss cred books, and acknowledges that Rhoda Bronson. See Mr. B.'s journal p. 114, ours is plainly the true religion. of the number for May.