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Stonington Union Assoc. 16,13
Pennsylvania. do. Baptist Church 15,35 Middletown do. do. 29,15
Philadelphia, J. McIlvain, per Rev. R. Preston City do. do. 6,13
5,00 Canton do. do. 7,30 Clinton do. 2,34
Goochland Co., a friend, per Rev. Wm.
Mylue, for printing press for Africa, 2,00
Savannah River Association, Geo.
Rhodes, 1r., for Burman Miss., 90,68 per J. Wakebeld,
Pike Creek Fem. Ed. & Mission Groton, Mrs. Smith
Society, for educating a BurNorwich, a friend to Missions 1,00
man girl, per Maria Taylor, wr., 33,00 Bozrah, Miss Naples, per
125,63 Rev. W. G. Clark, 1.00
Ohio. per Rev. J. B. Cook, 189,25
345,25 Dayton,Caroline and Mary Harris,
Portage Bapust Association, Johu
17,05 Brooklyn, Mr. Steele, for Karen
Streetsborough, Mrs. Cynthia Os. Mission, per Rev. Silas Usley, 5,00
good, for burman Mission, 14,00 Rochester, 2d Baptist Church and
31,55 Congregationi, viz. Female Bible Class, for
Troy, N. Y., Ladies' Ludus. Society of
the 1st Bap. Church, a box of clothing, Frankfort, Mrs. Boiles 1,00
for J. M. Haswell,
33,47 Litchield Fem. Benev. Soc.,
Providence, R. J., Young Ladies' Assoc. for Karen Schools, 7,25
of 1st Baptist Church, a box of cloth. Waterville Baptist Church 12,34
ing, per Miss Eliza Bump, for the Ulica, Broad Si. Baptist
School at Edina, Africa,
Bridgeport, Ct., Ladies, a box of clothdo. do. do. Sabbath
ing, books, &c., for J. H. Vinton, 62,41 School, for Karen Sehools, 21,00
Danbury, 2d Baptist Churcb, a box of Warren Baptist Fem. Miss.
sundries. Soc., for Karen Schools, 10,00
Richmond, Va., friends, a box of clothing, Utica, young ladies in Acad.
&c., for J. L. Shuck,
40,25 emy for Karen Schools,
East Brook tield, Ms., Amos Harrington, per Miss C. Shelden, 30,00
one box clothing for Thomas Simous. Clition Park, Esther Schauber1,00
Trumansburg, N. Y., James Mehallen,
one box clothing and fruit for G. S.
47,00 New York City, South Bap.
A box clothing, fruit, &c., for E. L. AbChurch Sab. School, per
bot, (no advice),
20,00 Richard Thompson, for
New Woodstock, N.Y., Dorcas Society, Burman Mission, 33,00
a box of clothing, hard ware, &c., tor per Rev.Cephas Bennett, -237,84
E. L. Abbot,
22,00 Hamilton, Jona. Olmsted, for
A box of sundries for E. L. Abbot, (no schools in Burman, 150,00
10.00 William Cobb, do. do. do. 100,00
do. do. Miles Bronson, (uo advice), per Rev. Alfred Bennett, 250,00 Charlemont, Ms. Jonathan Ballard, a box agent of the Board.
of clothing for Nathan Brown, 42,59 Lake George Baptist Association,
A box of clothing, hard ware, &c., for C. per Rev. Thomas Branti, 15,00
Benoelt, (10 advice),
55,00 Greenport Baptist Church,
South Berwick, Me., Female Circle of per Rev. Samuel White, 6,45
Iudustry, a box of clothing for Ivory
32,50 Oneida, Weleb Bap. Church
One barrel for Stephen Van Husen, (no For.' Miss. Society, Ed
advice). ward Baldwin, tr, 50,00
South Gardiner, Ms., Juvenile Society, Stephentown Baptist Associ.
one bed quilt for Indian Missious, ation, G. W. Glass, tr., with
Gloucester, Ms. Juvenile Missionary Soc. two pair linen bose, 91,00
a box of clothing for Sault de si. MaNew York City, Baptist ?'ab
20,00 eruacle, proceeds of jew
Boston, Ms., Thomas Richardson, a bell elry sold,
Seneca Falls, N. Y. Ladies, a box for
45,00 per William Colgate, 256,11
H. LINCOLN, Treaswer.
centre of a very extensive popula
tion. A pious officer and his lady are KTTRACTS FROM A LETTER OF MR. CUT- there, and feel anxious a missionary TER, DATED JAIPUR, JUNE 14, 1841. should locate himself in that vicinity.
If br. Bronson should go to Now-gong, The October number of the Magazine con Jorbath or Gowahati should I think be tains several letters from the missionaries in occupied by the next missionaries that Asam. Although they had been subjected to come out. O, if the Board could send many and severe trials—recently, in the death out at once, four missionary families, of one of their number (Miss Bronson), and in what cause of rejoicing and gratitude the removal of Mr. B. from his station among would it be! Two pious, well-eduthe Nagas—the hope was expressed that a cated, and well-informed missionaries brighter day was about to dawn upon the mis- would find a wiile field of usefulness at
the large and important station at Gowsion. Additional encouragement is given to this bope, by the intelligence contained in the where br. Robinson* would be able to
ahati, where capt. Jenkins resides, and following letter. It details the experience of a render them considerable assistance. nalive youth, whose conversion was attended At this station, more than perhaps any with peculiarly interesting circumstances.
other in Asam, two should be associaA new station at Sibsagor— Other sta- ted, as they will have frequent occasion tions proposed Prospects of Jaipur.
for mutual counsel, deliberation and
prayer. The third missionary should On the 18th of May, br. and sister be stationed at Jorhath, the seat of Barker left us for Rangpur, or as the Asamese learning and intelligence, and station is now called, Sibsagor, for the the residence of the principal native purpose of locating themselves there. families or nobility of Asam. The fourth We have heard of their safe arrival, in brother might be located at Diburu the enjoyment of excellent health. Gor, a new and important station, reThey appear pleased with their new cently formed by the political agent for location. Sibsagor is about fifty miles Upper Asam. It is situated near the below this place, and about two thirds mouth of the Diburu river, about two of the way from this to Jorbath. It is miles from the Brahmaputra, and is the bead quarters of the Asam Light the principal station in that portion of Infantry; and is the residence of the Asam called Mattak, which embraces magistrate and collector of the distirct, the whole of the tract lying between which embraces a large extent of coun- the Brahmaputra and Buri Dihing rivtry. As the native population is fast
ers, as far up as Jaipur. increasing, it seems a very desirable
Jaipur is, I think, a bealthy location, location for a missionary, and we can- perhaps quite as much so as any place not but rejoice that br. Barker has gone ibis side of Bisbnoth, (which is high
ground on the Brahmaputra.) Ar-
more extensive clearing made near this
station the ensuing cold season, and I house or office excepting at his meals, bave no doubt, it will be the means of We thus had opportunities for instildrawing in a much larger population ing into his mind the truths of christhan we have at present; and that it tianity, and of urging upon him the imwill also make the station still more portance of early surrendering his healthy. The first year we arrived heart to God. He uppeared some here, there were no drains, no roads, times to listen with interest ; and at and the grass jungle was growing up one time he prayed often, and read in every direction around our doors, such portions of scripture as were It would bave been remarkable if it published, with apparent pleasure. lle had not been unhealthy. As it was, renounced caste, and we hoped he there was as little sickness here as at would soon become a sincere disciple any other station in Upper Asam. of Jesus. Our hearts were pained,
Six or eight days would bring is however, to see him gradually fall into a large and populous district of back, into his former state of indifierShyans, by crossing the Naga hills.ence and inattention to the concerns No European has yet done this, but as of his soul. This was his condition up the upper ranges of Nagas are every to the first entry in the following exmonth becoming more friendly, we tracts from my journal. may, I hope, in the course of a year or May 23. On our return home from so, venture over among them. This our usual prayer meeting last evening, (Jaipur) is I think a very important we found Nidhi appeared very grave point, although we should not select it and thoughtful, but did not suspect for a station on account of the native it arose from any thing of a religious population at present resident here, nature, particularly as he had maniwhile such places as Jorhath are un- tested an unusual disrelish for the occupied. But if we ever get into the truths of the gospel for some weeks Shyan districts and China from this previous. I sat down to read over a quarter, it must be either from Sadiya proof, which I continued till the clock or Jaipur. And as br. Brown's time struck twelve. I had several times is mostly taken up in translating, and told Nidhi he might retire, but he remine in the printing office, I think it mained till I rose to leave the room, as good a place for the press as we when he said he wished to speak with could possibly find. And though the me. I sat down again, and told him population is now sparse around us, to say what he wished. He then told yet there are quite as many inhabitants me that in reading a short prayer from as we can faithfully attend to with our the “Lessons for Infant Schools,” he other duties.
instantaneously felt himself to be a
lost and ruined sinner, and he inquired Conversion of a native youth— Interesting of me with earnestness, “what shall I erperience.
do to be saved ?" I inquired if he had Among the lads in our employ, there been guilty of any particular sin which are two or three who have been schol- should make him feel thus ? He rears in the school from its first com- plied, “No particular sin, but I have mencement at Sadiya, audhave, 1 sinned against God from my infancy, think, become fully convinced of the every day of my life, and deserve to be truth of the christian religion, without sent to hell forever.” He sobbed aloud however experiencing its quickening and the tears flowed profusely. After and regenerating power upon their conversing with him along time, I asked hearts. We have been recently cheer- him if he would like to unite with me ed by seeing one of them weeping on in prayer. We kneeled down ; and after account of his sins, and subsequently I had implored the blessed influences rejoicing in the Savior, and publicly of the Holy Spirit !o rest upon this acknowledging him before the world. first sincere inquirer after truth, he His name is Nidhi, about fourteen or commenced and offered up a fervent fifteen years of age, and is one of the and appropriate prayer; that God most intelligent lads we have. He was would give him light, and for Jesus' bound an apprentice to me by his fa- sake blot out his sins and create within ther in 1837, for the purpose of learn- bim a new heart. ing the trade of a printer. About the After giving him a few more words time of our removal to Jaipur, both his of advice, I retired to my room with parents died. From that time we took indescribable feelings, and poured him more particularly under our care, forth my soul in praise and thanksgivand he was seldom away from the ing to God for this manifestation of his
love to one of these benighted Asam- | Matthew in type in Asamese, Bengali
character. To-day he attended our English This evening after prayer meeting worship, and afterwards visited br. we examined Nidhi, and all obtained Brown, who conversed and prayed with the fullest satisfaction that he was a fit him. The rest of the day be spent in subject for the ordinance of baptism. reading the Bible, the Missionary's As he is anxious it should not be deDaughter, or Memoir of Dorothy So- layed, we unanimonsly agreed to rephia Brown, (with whom he had ceive him as a disciple of Christ, and been acquainted) and other suitable that the ordinance should be adminisbooks. We cannot persuade him to tered to-morrow.
His sins seem to weigh him down, and whenever he is spoken with on the
Sabbath exercises-Baptism. subject, he bursts into tears. I never
13. Sabbath. This morning at our saw him shed a tear before when English worship I read a sermon by speaking about the concerns of his Bishop Wilson on the danger and guilt soul. May the Lord carry on the work of being ashamed of Christ. Eight he has thus begun!
individuals were present, besides our 25. Nidhi has continued to devote missionary circle. Soon after worship himself to the reading of the word and we all repaired to the river's side, acprayer. To-day while returning from companied by the natives in our eman interview with br. Brown, light ploy, who were soon joined by a large suddenly broke in upon his mind, and concourse of others. Br. Brown has with joy beaming in his countenance,
been confined to the house with a sehe told me that he felt his burden re
vere cold and cough for the past fortmoved! O, what cause for devout night, but he ventured out to-day, and gratitude and praise! He really seems delivered a long and interesting address an altered child. This evening he ap- at the water, in A samese, followed by peared calm and happy, and delights an appropriate prayer in the same lanto speak of the love of his Savior. Iguage. Br. Bronson then led Nidhi inquired how he felt towards his young down into the stream, and baptized companions ? He replied, that he him in the name of the Father, Sou loved and pitied them, and wished to and Holy Ghost. After singing a doxtalk with them very much, and tell ology, and pronouncing a benediction, them of the Savior he had found. I the assembly dispersed. told him that his friends and associates
This is the first baptismal scene we might laugh at him, and ridicule him. have been permitted to witness in He replied that he should not feel an
Asam. May it be but the commencegry but truly sorry for them, because ment of brighter days for this benightthey knew no better.
ed province ! The son of a Khamti chief who is The assembly paid the most serious in our family, under the instruction of attention, and we sincerely hope the Mrs. C., is a warm friend of Nidhi's, and services will be blest to many who he said he wished very inuch to con
were present,-both Europeans and verse with him. I accordingly sent
natives. them both into my study, where Mrs.
Mrs. C.'s health has been much betC. overheard N. entreating and pleud- ter for the last two months than for a ing with his young friend, with the long time previous. She continues greatest earnestness, and frequently bis her school as usual. weeping interrupted his speech. He We earnestly hope that the strong appeal also read to him from Matthew, and for more laborers, made in the preceding and afterwards they both went down to in former letters from this mission, will not be have an interview with Mr. Brown. 29. Nidhi appears well, and all the last communication, says “We have been sad
forgotten by our readers. Mr. Brown, in his brethren and sisters are satisfied that it is the work of the Holy Spirit, and !y disappointed, in not receiving help from that he has really passed from death home. We bad fondly hoped that ten missionunto life. He engaged in prayer at our aries, at least, would have been sent among meeting this evening. O how cheer- the Asamese. They present a most encouraing the sound of prayer from the lips ging and inviting field; they are, in a great of one of these Asamese! May the measure, a civilized people; a good portion Lord increase their number an hundred of them can already read; and their country fold.
is rapidly becoming one of the most important June 12. To-day finished putting in all the Compa ny's possessions."
JOURNAL OF MR. DEAN.
This act of persecution has thus re-
sulted in our favor, and may tend to
and we have reason to hope it may bo
Female education. his journal, given below, are dated previous lo his departure from Bangkok, and are con
9. To-day distributed five hundred tinuous with those given at p. 277 of the Sep- from the country, of which there are
tracts, chiefly among the sugar-boats tember number.
large numbers uow in Bangkok-the Preaching—A collection-Seizure of a new crop of sugar being just ready for nalive convert for taxes.
market. At some of the boats we re
mained some time for conversation, Jan. 3. Sabbath. This morning I and found the men desirous of receive preached to the people from a portion ing books, and apparently interested in of the second chapter of Hebrews, and the conversation. In this way we inenjoyed divine assistance in endeavor- crease our acquaintance with the peoing to explain the way of salvation by ple without going to their houses. In the merits of Jesus Christ. At the many instances, we find faunilies, inprayer meeting at eleven o'clock, the cluding parents and children, living in Chinese brethren each expressed brief- their boats while they remain in the ly their growing attachment to the ser-city. vice of the true God, after which seve 10. Sabbath. At our service in the ral engaged in prayer for the coming chapel, Keok-cheng took a text from of the Redeemer's kingdom. We then Rev. xxi. 8, and delivered a more fortook up a collection amounting to mal sermon than he has before atnearly six ticals, (about $3,50.) It was tempted. The text naturally divided interesting to see several of the school itself into a number of particulars of children contributing, unsolicited, to great importance and of timely appliaid in giving the gospel to the heathen. cation to those who heard. The plan At one o'clock, P. M. the church as- of the discourse had been suggested to sembled, when br. and sister Goddard him, but the illustrations were altowere formally introduced into the gether original and calculated to prochurch by an expression of approbation duce a bappy effect. At the bouse in from each member, and the right hand the bazar, the parable of the sower of fellowship from the pastor; after was made the subject of remark, and which br. Goddard officiated in admin- listened to with some good degree of istering the Lord's supper. At half attention by a number of strangers. past three o'clock, P. M., Keok-cheng During the day, some of the parents (the native assistant) addressed the and friends of the school boys came people at the house in the bazar, where in, and listened with apparent interest I was told there was an unusual num to the explanation of some things relaber of Chinese assembled.
tive to our operations. The mother of 7. Yesterday one of the members one of the boys who has been in the of the church who is now employed in school three months, visited us to-day teaching the school, while distributing for the first time. She is a woman of books in the bazar, was taken up by intelligence, about thirty-five years of some police officers on the plea that age, and presents an encouraging subhe had not paid his tax, and confined ject for religious instruction. She unin prison for the night, without food orderstands and speaks Chinese well, clothing-exposed to insult, and sur- and is one of a more numerous class rounded with filth to such an extent as of females in Bangkok than has been to render his situation very uncomfort- generally represented, so far as relates able. By application to Prince Chow to a familiarity with the Chinese lanFah, to-day, his release has been pro- guage.
Few females here can read cured, and the principle recognised, Chinese but many speak and underthat inasmuch as he is supported by us stand it very well. They think that in teaching the children of the natives, six months is a sufficient time for a without expense on their part, he native to learn to read Chinese, and should be exempt from paying the tax. I also that learning to read and write