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Burmah, report on mission,

Ability of the Baptist denomination, 31
Abbott, Rev. E. L., journals, 87, 322
Acting Board, relations and responsi-

Children of missionaries,

13 bilities of,

105 Cheduba, description of the manners, Africa, West, report on mission, 166 customs, education, language, and communications from, 22, 78, 166,


96 218, 239, 287, 318 Christ as a sacrifice,

101 South,

127 Cherokees, report on mission, 161; Am. Board of Com. for F. M., ab petition from,

286 stract of annual report, 36 Choctaws, report on mission,

162 Am. Bap. Home Miss. Soc., 228 China, report on mission,

171 Am. Seamen's Friend

229 Clark, Rev. I., letters, 48, 239, 318 Am. and For. Bible

228 Cutter, 0. T., account of his tour, 243 Am. Tract 229 Condition of a new settler,

334 Am. Home Mission 230 Comstock, Rev. G. S., journal,

9, 289 Am. Bible 230 Collection of funds,

20 Am. Education 230 Concert of prayer, annual,

21 Am. Sunday S. Union

231 Constantine, Rev. A. A., return to Anecdote,


297 -, missionary,

130 Continental Aid Society, its formation, 125 Appeal on behalf of Assam, Apostolos, successful labors at Patras, 31

D. Ava, report on mission, 169 Day, Rev. J., letter,

78 Assam, report on mission,

172 Davenport, Rev. R.D., letter, 330 Arracan, report on mission,

172 Dean, Rev. Wm., letters, 22, 77, 274, 202 Auto-biography of Daniel, a Hindoo Denmark, report on mission,

164 convert, 335 delegation to,

308 Departure of Dr. Daniel Macgowan as B. a missionary to China,

341 Baptism of a Greek child,

31 Departure of Miss Harriet H. Morse of a Mussulman,

to the Ojibwa mission, and Mr. Baptisms, 12, 13, 16, 88, 89, 90, 91, 214, Thomas Frye, Miss Elizabeth S. 243, 262, 291, 296, 321, 322, 323, Morse, and Miss Sarah H. Hibbard, 324 to the Cherokee mission,

319 Bangkok, annual report of the mis Dickson, Mrs. H. E., letters, 277, 31 sion, 57, 190 -, sickness of,

34 Bangalore, encouraging prospects at, 62 Barker, Rev. C., journal,


64 Bible in New Zealand,

281 Extra, eight thousand dollars, 316 Board, changes in,

55, 111 Bolles, Rev. Dr.,


318 Buel, letter from Mrs.,

34 Failure of agents in Calcutta, 236 - Rev. R. F., violently assailed

Farmers coming,

237 in Corfu, 108; passage to Athens,

Foreign Secretary, letter from, 257 thence to Malta, 134 Follet, Silas, his donation,

132 Bronson, Rev. M., journal, 219; let France, report on mission,

162 ters,

273 Brown, Rev. N., journals, 67, 242, 325; letter from, 69 Germany, report on mission,




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Goddard, Rev. J., letters, 94, 196, 217,


331 Obituary notices of Rev. Jeremiah Greece, report on mission, 165 ; re

Chaplin, D. D.,

18 marks respecting the mission, 53

Rev. Jesse Mercer, D. D., 19

Rev. Coroden H. Slafter,

Rev. Jesse L. Holman, 315 Howard, Rev. H., letter,

133 Oncken, Rev. J. G., report on the Haswell, Rev. J. M., letter,

331 state of the mission, 119; journal,
272; letter,

Ojibwas, report on the mission,

159 Influence of the Spirit, 42 Ottawas,

160 Institution for the Propagation of the


160 Faith,



Pattison, Rev. R. E., elected Home

111 Jones, Rev. J. T., his arrival in Siam, 54 ; letters,

316, 250, 329

Potts, Rev. Ramsay D., letters, 135, 279 Rev. E., letters, 55, 237, 262, 203

R. Jubilee of Baptist mission, 126 Rangoon, report on mission,

169 meeting at Kettering,

279 Receipts of benevolent and religious Juvenile For. Miss. Soc., 237 societies,

200 - zeal, 260 Romish clergy, activity of,

282 Robinson, Rev. Mr., superintendent of public schools at Gowahati,

245 Kincaid, Rev. E., journals, 209, 265; letters, 133, 261, 285

S. Keok Cheng's journal,

331 Shuck, Rev. J. L., journal, 221 ; Kong Koba's request to visit America, 332 letters,

202, 261 Shawanoes, report on mission,

160 L. Siam,

171 Lehmann, Rev. G. W., letters, 16 Siamese views, change of,

330 Love, Rev. H. T., communication and Sibsagor, reasons for removing to, 66 letters, 16, 222, 238, 317, 251 Societies, English and Baptist, 253

Stevens, Rev. E. A., letters, 54, 296 ;

113 Mason, Rev. F., journal, 12 Statistics, Roman Catholic,

74 Magezzin, pastor of the church at, Sympathy for the Board, and other assistants visit Mr. Ab

with the Board and their misbott at Sandoway, 341 sionaries,

260 Madras, visit of Mr. Day,


Means to be used,

Things new and old,

43 Meeting of the Board, annual, 137

Tavoy, notes on Southern,

81 at Worcester,

report on mission,

170 Missionary at home,

Teloogoos, “

173 Montan, the second Assamese con

character and numbers,

292 vert, his baptism,

Two gold pieces,

284 Mountain chief, Chetza, his commu

nication to Mr. Kincaid, 215; preparation to visit him, 266 ; recep

Union is strength,

49 tion at his palace, 268 - of effort,



Van Husen, Rev. S., letter, 62 ;
Native deacon, character and death,


291 Nestorians,

70 Nidhi, the first native Assamese convert, his baptism,

69 Wade, Rev, J., annual report, 122




We have to say to our readers that it is in contemplation to change somewhat the character of the Magazine; to occupy a little more fully the entire field of missionary labor.

When new exigencies arise in the prosecution of any enterprise, new means must be employed to meet them. Since 1836, when the Magazine became strictly a missionary work, its pages have been devoted chiefly to the communication of missionary intelligence. Perhaps nothing more has been called for than to keep the friends of missions informed of the actual progress of the work. Nothing more was necessary, certainly, if regard were had only to the procurement of the requisite funds. Our condition, however, has become changed. We are now exceedingly straitened for the want of the requisite pecuniary means.

In the infancy of missions, while the missionaries are acquiring the languages of the heathen, and are making translations of the scriptures, the necessary expenses are limited; but when the languages are acquired, and the scriptures translated, the missions are prepared for extension, and the expenses must be greatly augmented. The scriptures must be printed, and additional laborers called in to circulate them and instruct the people out of them; to establish schools and organize churches; and, by an endless variety of means, endeavor to evangelize the people.

The origin of the foreign missionary enterprise arnong the Baptists of the United States, had much in it that was peculiar. The suddenness with which the plan was developed, and communicated to all our churches, and the success that attended the undertaking ;-a success almost without a parallel in the history of missions;-gave to it much of the air of romance, and secured to it, in an uncommon degree, the popular favor. The conception was so grand, and the realization so certain and near, that not only the pious, those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth, but all, however slightly they may have been attached to our congregations, were loud in their praise of the undertaking, and were ready to contribute liberally of their substance to sustain it The age of roniance is now past, and the labor, if accomplished at all, must be performed by the tried friends of missions. They, impelled by the constraining love of Christ, must stand fast, and be associated together in still stronger alliances.




The labor of carrying on foreign missions is naturally divided into two departments—the home and the foreign. The one furnishes the necessary means for prosecuting the mission ; and the other applies them. The Board has a supervision of both these fields ; and in saying that it is intended to modify the character of the Magazine, we mean to say that it is in contemplation to speak through its pages the sentiments, and express the feelings of the Board, with a view of rendering, if possible, our means more effective. Our labors abroad must be graded exactly by the supplies furnished at home; and the Board feel the need, in an especial manner at the present time, of the sympathy and the coöperation of all the friends of missions. We beg that you will give to what we have to say, a candid hearing. And may we not ask the kind offices of our readers in every place to enlarge the present list of subscribers ? We ask for access to the people through the columns of the Magazine ; we desire that our missionaries may converse with them as laborers in a common cause; and the Board especially desire this intercourse with those, of the riches of whose liberality to the heathen they are but the almoners. Biographical sketches of our departed missionaries, and of distinguished fellow-laborers, will be inserted ; and we hope that many of our brethren who are accustomed to write for the press, will be moved with a desire to speak through our columns in such forms as they may deem most subservient to the sacred cause of missions.

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