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his perfect readiness to comply with their trict; but hitherto the settlement has been pressing entreaties, that he would go and graciously secured from harm by the watchreside among them, and they are accord- ful care of God. ingly engaged in providing him a dwelling- Our church possesses no missionary colbouse.
lege, but our schools have produced numSouth Africa.
bers of approved laborers in this depart
ment, and our ecclesiastical regulations Our Sonth African mission has been fa- continue to affo many facilities for envored with a period of refreshment, after kindling and nursing a missionary spirit. the various heavy trials of an outward na- The history of our missions affords numeture, by which its members were so seri- rous instances of men, who, without any ously exercised in the preceding year. The particular advantages of education, have Lord gave them a fruitful season, so that proved most valuable missionaries. And even the parched and desolated Enon be- the services of native assistants will, by gan again to flourish, and our settlements degrees, we trust, become more extensiveremained almost entirely free from the vir-ly available. In those colonies, where ulent small-pox, which had spread through public attention has been directed to the Cape Town and the whole of its vicinity. christian education of the rising youth, the Nor was the inward progress of our con- time is probably not far distant, when the gregation less satisfactory. The number mission congregations will be assimilated to of inhabitants continued to receive large ac- those of christian lands, and be able to supcessions from the emancipated negroes, ply teachers from their own body. who not only showed themselves diligent at work, but manifested an eager desire for spiritual food, so that the solemn as
Baptist (Eng.) Missionary Society, semblies on the Lord's-day, and the festivals of the church, were often extremely crowded. On Easter Sunday, thirty-one adults were baptized at Genadendal, the The native Christian and Benevolent largest number at one time since the foun
Institutions. dation of that settlement. The number of out-stations has likewise been increased, Our readers will recollect the article in our and both among whites and blacks, our September number on the Christian Institubrethren rejoiced to see that the seed fell lion at Entally, under the care of Mr. Ellis. upon good ground. The schools at the several stations, and the seminary for train- Mr. W. W. Evans writes thus, April ing native assistants at Genadendal, were 17th:in a prosperous state. On the Zitzikamma, I am privileged again to address you from the new Fingoe station, which has received this land of disease and death, in the posfrom his excellency the governor, the name session of a grateful degree of health and of Clarkson, was proceeding in blessing. strength. My former communications Already were the hardships and privations, would acquaint you with the circumstances sustained by our brethren in the com- of our arrival in Calcutta, and of our locamencement of this station, rewarded by the tion in regard to missionary labor. The eagerness of their charge after the word of church in Lal Bazar is still united and life. They had the joy to see them flock- happy. Some few additions have been ing from all sides to the preaching, which, made to our number, and others are now on account of their number, was held in the anticipated. I have much to encourage me open air, whenever the weather would in the activity and zeal of such of our numpermit, and was often marked by visible ber as have ability and opportunity in difemotion on the part of the bearers. On fusing around the truth as it is in Jesus; May 12th, the foundation stone was laid and all the members are, I trust, walking of a building, intended to serve the double together in the enjoyment of the ordinances purpose of church and school. The situa- of the Lord, and in affection to each other, ation of the place in a well-watered and The “ Benevolent Institution” requires and richly-wooded valley, and the industry of has much of my attention. The numbers its hitherto nomadic settlers in agricultural in attendance are constantly increasing. labor, combined with the beneficent sup- There are now 330 boys, and 110 girls, port of government, promise success to belonging to the institution. I wish I could this new station. At Shiloh, which is now write encouragingly of the state of the the residence of more than 300 Tamboo- funds: I labor in hope, and God is my witkies, the little flock of the baptized walk ness how ardently I desire to render myself worthy of the gospel. Marauding parties useful in the religious education of those still at times disturb the peace of the dis- confided to my There are eight teachers and assistants in both departments, a new thing here, and therefore cannot be exclusive of myself.
supposed to proceed from mere curiosity Dr. Yates is just returned from his tour. with all, if it be the case with some. The He looks better, and is again at his beloved fixed attention, and apparently great conwork of translation. Mr. Thomas and Mr. cern, with which not a few on some occaWenger are in tolerable health. Mr. Ellis, sions listen to the preaching, would lead since the departure of his wife, has been you to hope that their hearts are not unoften unwell. The state of his health will, affected with what they hear. Would that we fear, render his return to Europe neces- we could hear some of them crying out, sary. Mr. Morgan is actively engaged at “ Men and brethren, what must we do?” Howrah, and is quite well. I visited him Surely the time is not far distant when this a few weeks ago, and preached to his peo- anxious inquiry will greet our ears more ple. He has recently baptized five. frequently than bas been the case hitherto.
On the same day Mr. Ellis wrote thus There are not wanting indications that the from Entally:
truth, though silently and slowly, yet is Our dear friends Mr. and Mrs. Small re- surely prevailing in this land of ancient and side here. He has taken charge of the Na- deep-rooted idolatry. And every year tive institution, while on myself devolves brings fresh proofs that this idolatry is on the care of the Native Christian Institution the wane. Nothing can be more certain and Theological Department, both in its than that it must fall; and if the church of educational and domestic duties, since it is Christ awake to a sense of her responsibiliimpossible without some knowledge of the ty, and put forth all her energies in a right language to attend to the latter. I am sor- spirit and with right aims, the kingdom of ry also to say that my own health is very righteousness and peace must speedily be infirm, and but little prospect of its being established upon its ruins. much improved. To God I commit my- About the close of last month the cholera self; and if it be his will to spare my life prevailed much among the natives of the and my health (poor as it now is), I am station, and many died. It visited our pledged to our dear native students of the little band of native christians, and took senior theological class, not to leave at least from them one of their number, who not for four years, the remaining time of a long ago appeared the most healthy. The course of study which, with the Divine disorder seized him at first mildly, but afblessing, will fit them for stations of impor- terwards very violently; and though the tant usefulness. To the Lord, however, violence of the symptonis was arrested, yet I leave all future events and arrangements: he gradually sunk, till at last his spirit fled, I am his servant, and let him do with me we hope, to the presence of his Redeemer. as seemeth good in his sight.
The painful event has deeply affected our little church; they seem to regard it as a voice saying to them, “ Be ye also ready."
Oh, may the spirit of God enable us all to Progress of the gospel- Encouraging profit by these solemn lessons.
prospects. Mr. Lawrence, under date of May 31st.,
JAMAICA, W. I. writes as follows:It will be a satisfaction to hear that we
Mr. Williams, writing from Mandeville, Man. are pursuing our course here with the same
chester parish, June 28, thus describes unanimity, peace, and comfort, which have
An interesting season--Repeated bap80 long and so happily prevailed. Our
tisms. congregations have kept up remarkably well since brother Leslie's departure. And It affords me much pleasure from this I do hope that the word is not preached in distant country to bear testimony of the vain. One person who, when he came progress of the gospel, and the triun phs of into the station two years ago, knew noth- , the Savior. I can scarcely imagine a more ing more about religion than the name, has interesting sphere of labor iban the one in lately come forward and declared that his which I have the honor to be employed. mind has been deeply affected for a long time Such is the prospect of the mission in the past with a sense of his own sinfulness; he parish of Manchester, as to afford abundant can find no rest but in looking to Christ, encouragement for laborious effort; and I and earnestly desires to cast in his lot with gratefully acknowledge the kind providence the people of God. We have great hopes which bas directed and conducted me biththat he is a true penitent.
People every where are desirous of There is, however, a disposition to listen receiving Christian instruction, and great to the preaching of the gospel. This is not anxiety is manifested by multitudes for the
salvation of their souls. Sorry I am that I ture perhaps in baptizing these persons, as am not able fully to answer every call for I have not been long settled amongst them; help. Both our stations, Vale Lionel and but it must be ren enbered they have long Mandeville, are of so interesting a character been under instruction; a schoolmaster bas as wholly to engage my Sabbaths at pres- been with them for some time, and mem
Both the congregations are very bers from other churches, who have settled large, and require particular attention. I in the township, have taken the lead hope after a little time, when I am well amongst them; and I have carefully exsupplied with schoolmasters, to be able to amined them all previous to baptizing them. divide my time more equally between the The ordinance of baptism was also advarious stations in this parish. But well ministered at Passage Fort by the Rev. can it be said that in Manchester, “The James M. Phillippo, on the 13th ult. to harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers twenty-eight individuals who had, for some are few.” O that the Lord would send time previously, given evidence of “ repenmore laborers into the harvest. You will
tance towards God, and faith in our Lord be delighted no doubt to receive an account Jesus Christ.” of our first baptism in the parish of Man- The solemn ceremony was performed in chester, by a Baptist missionary. On the sea, near the mouth of the river Cobre, Lord's-day, June 2011, 1841, I had the in the midst of a great number of spectators. pleasure of baptizing 123 persons in the Some hundreds crowded the beach, and river at Vale Lionel, on a profession of multitudes were in canoes, which formed a their repentance towards God and faith in semicircle by the place of baptism. Christ Jesus our Lord. The place chosen The candidates were at the water's edge for the administration of the ordinance was at the early hour of five. The morning was very suitable, beautifully shaded by trees; fine; the sea calm and peaceful; reflecting and the stillness of the morning gave pecu- as it were, in its glassy bosom, the mounliar solemnity to the event. The whole of tains rising in all iheir grandeur before us, the Saturday night previous was spent by whilst the bebavior of the spectators was a great number of people in prayer and solemn, in unison with the feelings of the praise; and as the day broke, an immense candidates, and suited to the occasion. crowd of people assembled at the river's side. At a quarter past five o'clock, we commenced service; and, including the
Missionaries sent out during the year. singing, prayer, address, and baptizing the 123 persons, the whole was closed in three
In the year just concluded, a much quarters of an hour. Oh, it was a solemn larger addition has been made to the numservice. Many shed tears on the occasion, ber of our missionaries, than we have ever and some who had never before witnessed previously sent forth in the same space of such a service left the spot, saying they had time. Of these, Mr John Clarke and Dr. never seen such a solemn scene before. I G. K. Prince proceeded to Western Africa, feared that, as it would be a novelty to Mr. W. W. Evans and Mr. George Small many, we should have interruption, but I to Calcutta, Mr. John Parsons to Monghyr, was happily disappointed. All were seri- Mr. C. C. Dawson to Ceylon ; ten to Jaous, while some seemed astonished. Some, maica, and Mr. C. H. Hosken to Ilonduras. that were strangers to these sights, said Five Female Teachers accompanied Mr. their ministers told them that immersion Knibb on his return; whose intelligent and could not be the right mode, for the 3,000 pious efforts will, we trust, prove enunently on the day of Pentecost could not have useful in raising the character of their own been immersed in so short a time as one
sex in Jamaica. Although the Society bore day, but at the rate the minister baptized a part of the expense of their passage, these this morning they saw no difficulty in it. ladies will be provided for independently of During the previous week, numbers of its funds. men and women were busily employed in enlarging the class house, in which we
Want of more laborers. purpose worshipping till our new chapel is Such is the need of more laborers both finished. In this place, immediately after in the East and the West, that as many, at baptism, a great number assembled for | least, ought to be despatched in the year prayer. At eleven, I preached from Luke now begun, as have now been enumerated. xv. 10, to a very large congregation, after In Jamaica, especially, the efforts already which I gave the right hand of fellowship made seem scarcely to have done more than to the newly baptized, and administered the brought to light the wants which are yet to Lord's supper.
Happy day! A day never be supplied. Suitable agents for this field to be forgotten by numbers in the parish of are not wanting, if the means of sending Manchester. You may think me prema- them forth be supplied.-Bap. Miss. Her.
to keep up my school without taking boardRecent Entelligence.
ers in my family. I expect to have several at the end of vacation-five of whom I shall support entirely myself, which are as
many as my limited means will allow, The September number of the Magazine con- Could I devise the means of boarding them tains a short extract from a letter of Rev. gratuitously, or for a small sum, I could Evan Jones, announcing his safe arrival, with get many more, but I have to purchase his family, in the Cherokee country; and giving every article of consumption, and at a very a cheering account of their religious state and fathers and brethren of the Baptist churches,
dear rate. And now I must appeal to my prospects. Their meetings were well attended, and particularly to their representatives, and eleven persons had already been baptized the Board of 'missions, for help. There on tbe 28th of June. Since that time forty more
are fatherless and motherless children whom had been added to the church, and the work of I might obtain, and teach “ the way to revival seems to be still going on. Mr. Jones God,” had I tbe means. And shall I plead in a letter dated, August 31, thus writes : in vain, after having sustained myself (as It is with great pleasure, I inform
school teacher) for the past seven years,
you of the gracious work which the Lord is when now the door is opened for doing a carrying on among the Cherokees. The much greater amount of good ? Must it influence of the truth is becoming more and remain undone, for want of more adequate more extensively felt, and the efforts of our pecuniary means ? I do believe there is native brethren, whether in public or in the not only sympathy, but a higher and nobler discharge of parental and other relative du- feeling in the breast of every true disciple ties, appear to be attended with the special of Christ in our churches—even love to blessing of the Father of mercies. Large God and love to man, that will respond to congregations attend the preaching of the such a call of benevolence. word; solenn attention is given to religious
Should any of our brethren and sisters instruction; deep seriousness is manifested feel disposed to assist us in our labors at most of our meetings; and many enquir- among the poor Indians, I will mention ers come forward for prayer and instruc- some articles that we more especially need, tion. Since my last letter to you, we have which might easily be forwarded to received and baptized forty Cherokees, through the Board. Woollen and cotton who, we trust have experienced a change cloth, shoes and stockings, hats, handkerof heart, and exercised faith in our Lord chiefs, pins, needles, thread, yarn, beds and Jesus Christ, viz., at Flint, (Amohee bedding, medicines, &c.; also school books church) 10; at Honey creek 13; and near
both for Sabbath and common schools, staBatie's prairie 17.
tionery, &c. Any articles of this kind sent to us will be very thankfully received,
and will be of essential service to the misCHOCTAWS,
sion. The latest previous accounts from this mis
It is proper here to remark, that Mr. Potts sion, which have been published, are contained receives pay as a school teacher, from funds in the last Amnual Report. In a letter dated supplied by the U.S. Government for that object, August 24th, Mr. Potts, after mentioning some
and not from the general funds of the Board. of the obstacles which he has to encounter in bis labors, thus writes: But notwithstanding all these things, our
Intelligenee of a very encouraging character church is strengthened. I have been priv- has also been received from this station. Mr. ileged to baptize, since the last Sabbath in Barker in a letter dated Sept. 20, says, “At our January, twenty-one persons, here, and in last church meeting six candidates preseuted Texas; and the next Saturday, I expect to themselves for baptism ; two whites, and sous constitute a branch of this church at Doaks- Shawanoes. One of these, a young woman, ville, nine miles distant from this, when it has not yet been received ; the other five bave is probable I shall baptize several more.
been baptized and appear well." Had I the time and the means I feel well assured that truth would prevail hero, over opposition and error. I have my school to Am. Board of Com. for for. Missions. attend to, which debars me from the opportunity of travelling and preaching, as I
Designation of Missionaries. should be glad to do. In consequence of A public meeting was held in the Park street the removal of the Indians from this vicin- meeting house, Oct. 10, preparatory to the leity, there is no prospect of my being able I parture of several missionaries to Ceylon. The
persons composing this missionary company, are address of Rev. N. W. the following-Rev. Mr. Meigs, who is return
per Rev. N. W. Williams, 60,09 ing to the mission, of which he was one of the
380,93 founders, and where he has labored near a quarter of a century. Mrs. M. remains, for the
Massachusetts. present, with her children in this country;-Rev. Worcester Baptist Association, Mr. Whiltlesey, of N. Y. city ;-Rev. Mr. Wy. Martin Jacobs, tr., viz. man, of Maine ;-and Rev. Mr. Smith, of Ver- for support of Seth Grant,
a Karen youth, 20,00 mont, with their wives. They sailed in the
do. do. Alonzo King, do. 26,00 barque Brenda on the 14th ult. bound for Co
do. general fund, 389,69 lumbo, the chief place on the western coast of
435,69 Ceylon. and about 200 miles from Jaffna, where Boston Baptist Association, S. G.
Shipley, ir., the mission is situated. This mission is under- for Burman Bible, 12,00 stood to be in a prosperous state, though need- “ general fund, 56,55 ing more laborers. It is connected with the
68,55 mission to the Tamul people on the neighboring
Salem Baptist Association, Mi
chael Shepard, tr., continent, and within the Madras Presidency. for German Mission,
do. Among the Tamul people there are three mis
do. Bible, 3,00 sions of the A. B. C. F. M.; 14 stations; vearly
5,71 100 native assistants, nearly 400 church mem
African Mission, 6,45 bers; and 10 boarding schools, containing more
“ Support of Ko So, a na
tive Burman preacher, 13,65 than 400 boarding pupils,
general fund, 1292,39
Worcester Fem. Char. Society,
35,60 From Sept. I to OCTOBER 1, 1841. Taunton Baptist Association,
Stephen L. French, tr., 19,50
Weston, Mrs. Mary Ann H. Big-
elow, per Rev. Origen Crane, 15,00
Suurbridge Association, Leonard Sedgwick Fem. Ben. Miss. Soc.,
65,20 Mrs. Hepzibah Cole, tr., per
Dedham, a friend to Missions 2,00 Daniel Morgan, Jr.,
23,00 Taunton Association 34,07 Kenwebec Aux. For. Miss. Soc.,
Seekonk Fem. Miss. Soc. 20,00 H. A. Boardman, tr.,
Rev. J. B. Cook, service in Bloomfield Male Missionary
per Rev. J. B. Cook, 66,07 do. Female do. do. 14,00
agent of the Board, Cornville Male do. do. 20,00
Newton, Henry Smith, per Rev.
5,00 New Sharon do. do. do. 11,43
do. Upper Falls, Fem. Miss. Kennebec Assoc'n, col., 14,94
Society, Miss E. Jameson, tr.,
7,00 Lincoln Fem. Cent Society, for
South Reading Baptist Church, Foreign Missions, Mrs. Deborah
per Rev. L. B. Cole,
13,00 P. Cilley, Ir., per S. Williams, 63,75 Cambridge Fem. Judson Society, Lincoln Bap. F. Miss. Soc. Aux.
Mrs. Martha F. Cook, tr., per &c., Stephen C. Burgess, ir,
37,56 $25,27 of which was collected
2136,64 alter missionary sermon by
Rev. N. W. Williams, 147,47 A friend to Missions, with a breast
26,21 New Castle and Olney chh.,
Bristol do. do.
7,42 per Ralph Hawley, 2,00
Pawtucket Independent do. do. 22,62 Waldoboro' Church, mon.
Woonsocket Bap. Church 9,65 concert,
per Rev. J. B. Cook, agent 65,90 do. a friend 25
of the Board, Hope Fem. For. Miss. Soc. 6,00 Thomaston, 1st. church,
Connecticut. mon. concert, 13,67 do. do. ladies, 3,33
Thompson, Rev. James Grow, for per Rev. L. B. Allen, 17,00
Siam Mission, 50,00 Nobleboro', Mrs. Martha Day 25
Mrs. C. Holbrook
5,00 do. 2d chb. mon. con., 15,41
1,00 do. Rev. Geo. Hawes 1,00
per - Converse,
56,00 Bowdoinbam Association,col.
West Woodstock Bap. Church lected after missionary
for Burman Mission,