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as being most auspicious to civilization and system of human instrumentalities precedes good citizenship. We might speak also of this out-stretching of the divine hand. God that conciliation of the public mind which has appointed means to be used by his has been secured to foreign missions, and people for the procurement of every blessevery where expressed—it is written in the ing which he has to bestow. We bave literature of the age, it has been painted used many instrumentalities for the conupon the canvass, it has been chronicled in version of the heathen, and with various the daily newspaper. That sympathy for success. The same means in kind, and in the heathen, which in late years has been a still larger measure, we must continue to ardently and devoutly cherished by many use, but is it not obvious that we need to of the pious of all lands, seems to have employ some additional means ? What pervaded, in some measure, the whole mass shall we call it, or how shall we describe of civilized society.
it? Shall we denominate it a consecraIt must be confessed, however, that not- tion ; such a consecration to the Lord Jewitlestanding all the favorable results which sus Christ, as implies a dedication of ourhave been secured, the victory has not selves and all that we possess, to him, acbeen achieved. Should the work cease companied with a deep sense of indebtedbere, the waves of depravity that are ness, of utter helplessness and unworthisweeping over this world in ceaseless agi- ness; and, above all, a desire to glorify tation, would soon obliterate the last ves- him. This devotement must be accomtige of it. The pagan may be convinced panied, also, with a lively perception of the of the absurdity of idol worship, and yet adaptedness of the gospel to our sinfal be no Christian. If, therefore, we go no condition, of its fullness and freeness, and farther than to take from him his false sys- with a burning, quenchless desire that tem of religion, we leave him as far from others, even all mankind, may be made the the kingdom of heaven as we found him. partakers of its joys. All this, and infiniteIndeed, such a change would, in our opin- ly more than language can express, must ion, be decidedly prejudicial; and if we do be rendered to God with cheerful obedinot mistake, the salvation of millions in In- ence, accompanied “ with prayer and supdia has been put in jeopardy from this very plication, with strong crying and tears.” cause. They have been dispossessed of There are periods in the history of every one evil spirit, but are in danger of taking Christian, if we may so speak, when God to themselves seven otber spirits more finds it necessary to put him into the cruciwicked than the first. The scriptures ble. They are seasons of humiliation, which have been translated will remain a when God abases that he may exalt, and dead letter, unless they are brought to secure the cleaving of the soul to himself. bear upon the consciences of the heathen The same is true of Christian churches and hy the voice of the living preacher. And of Christian associations for sending the death and the wastings of apostacy will gospel to the heathen; and into exactly soon obliterate from human view, and such a crisis, as it seems to us, have we, from human recollection, those feeble as a missionary association, been brought native churches. Most that has already at this time. We have attempted some been accomplished has necessarily been things, and have met with a partial success. preparatory work; and what is now need- In the mean time, there has doubtless been ed is the seal of Divine approbation—the much in our services in this branch of out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, as on the Christian duty that has been displeasing to day of pentecost.
God. But if we now subject ourselves to But how shall this be secured? This the divine inspection, and attain that needdisplay of divine grace is not that needed ed purification, in motive and desire, and element of which we have spoken. We come to this holy service with a renewed have in mind rather, that which in the consecration, what may we not expect ?
THE TWO GOLDPIECES.
The promises of God in Christ Jesus are that he should employ it as he thought yea and amen.
proper, for the benefit of little Cherokee We have some reason to hope that our children. I have every reason to believe missionaries abroad have already obtained that the effect produced by his visit to this renewed pledges of God's approbation. place will be salutary and lasting. He is Shall the same be secured by their fellow- one of the precious sons of Zion. May laborers at home? This, as it seems to us, God give us all grace to look this important is indispensably necessary; it is necessary enterprize steadily in the face now, as we to our becoming fit instruments to be em- shall wish to do, when all its glorious ployed by the Almighty in the accomplish- features will be fully developed in another ment of his purposes of grace. This is and a better world.” the light in which we must view our best services. In ourselves we are impotent, we cannot make one hair white or black; and God, though he is infinite in condescen
We invite the reader's particular attension, will employ none but befitting instru- tion to the journal of Mr. Kincaid. It
brings to view a new, deeply interesting and most promising field of missionary labor. The original papers referred to by
Mr. Kincaid, as having been communicated The Cherokees have had a delegation at to him by the “ mountain chief," bave Washington during the late session of been forwarded to the missionary rooms, Congress, for the purpose of obtaining from the one being a large sheet of coarse paper the government an indemnity for the great containing the petition, and the other in the losses sustained by them in being compelled form of a little book in which are recorded to relinquish their endeared homes, in the names of 273 children, of both sexes, Georgia, for the distant west. In this whom he wished taught,—and they are delegation was our esteemed missionary, objects both of curiosity and of affecting the Rev. Jesse Bushyhead, from whom a interest. Did our monthly Magazine conletter has just been received by the Treas- tain no other paper or intelligence, this urer, in which it is stated that the mission journal is in itself enough to inspire our had been unavailing. In addition, howev- most ardent hopes, and to enlist our entire er, to his official duties, at the seat of gov. energies in the missionary work. Here is ernment, Mr. Busbyhead has found oppor- opportunity to give to one of the tongues tunities to serve the interests of his nation “ under heaven” the word of God, and in his appropriate capacity as a minister of the gospel of his Son Jesus Christ in all its the gospel. During the spring and sum- preciousness and fullness. mer he has visited most of our principal But we have intelligence also, scarcely cities, on such occasions as promised the less important, from Assam, other sections greatest usefulness. The following inci- of Arracan, China, Greece, and Germadent that occurred after one of his public ny, and from different tribes of native Ameraddresses, has been communicated with a icans. remittance of funds, and is worth recording. The petition for a press from the Chero
“ You will be pleased to hear that the kees is deserving of special attention. address of Mr. Bushy head was listened to Messrs. Kincaid and Bronson petition by a very crowded auditory, with strong for additional laborers. Mr. B. is the only manifestations of deep interest and feel- missionary in a district of 200,000 souls; ing. The next morning a lady belonging but his request is not for a missionary for to the Presbyterian church sent her two the district of Nowgong, but for Gowahalittle fatherless daughters to see him, each ti; where, for nearly an equal oumber of with a five dollar gold piece, with a request | inhabitants, there is not a solitary mission
ary. Mr. Kincaid asks for four additional | The house, bowever, was plundered, and all men for Arracan. That this number, and the moveable property of any great value careven more, could be advantageously em
ried off, except Mr. K.'s library, which was
left untouched. ployed, admits of not a single doubt. Cheduba we regard as a very promising field; Visit to the island of Cheduba-Baptism and such as may wish to investigate the
of a Mussulman—Great awakening
among the Karens. prospects of this island as a missionary sta
I have been almost constantly travtion, will find a valuable article upon it in elling for the last four months, preachthe April number of the Magazine, copied ing the gospel in towns and villages from the Asiatic Society's Journal.
which cannot be visited during the six How ought we to dispose of these often A part of this time was spent in the
or seven months of monsoon weather. repeated requests from our missionaries for Kemmee country, of which I bave aladditional help? Shall we regard them as ready sent yon an account, and the the mere caprice of children, and think it rest of the time among the Burmese. sufficient that they are allowed to make good, but early in this month my fam
My health has been comparatively them? My Christian brother is on the ily began to suffer. We took a native other side of the globe-we were born into boat and went to Ramree, and then the kingdom of heaven in the same revival, Mr. Comstock and I went on, to the we united with the same church, and for island of Cheduba, and preached the
gospel to interesting assemblies, much season walked to the house of God more so, than I had anticipated findin company, and sat side by side at the ing ;-the truth is evidently making a communion table. He, in obedience to the deep impression there, and anjong command of the great Head of the church, others, one of the principal men on the
island appeared to be a serious inquirhas gone far hence to the gentiles, and is I bave not time to enter into parsurrounded by millions of pagans who are ticulars, but allow me to say that it is dependent on him alone for a knowledge an interesting and important field for of salvation; I, by the same infinitely wise missionary labor, and as soon as pos
sible, should have all the labors of one Disposer of events, am allowed to remain
man. There is a population of about in a Christian land, and am loaded with its 10,000, and it is, perhaps, the most benefits, and can I be indifferent to his healthy portion of these provinces ; it condition? Can I see him yearning over channel eight or ten miles broad.
is separated from the main land by a those whom his voice cannot reach, and
While returning from the island sinking under his accumulated cares and we were near being cast away, in a labors, into a premature grave, and remain gale of wind which blew from ten in indifferent and at ease? There certainly
the evening till after midnight. We
were in a native boat, sewed together would be no equality in this.
with rattans, and the waves rolled over
118, and for nearly three hours we had Recent Entelligence.
but little hope of escaping a watery
grave, or being dashed upon the rock's ARRACAN.- Just at the hour of going to or a desert island. It was very dark, press a letter was received from Mr. Kiucaid, and nothing was to be seen but the Jaled March 5, 1842, which was found 10 be so luminous foam of the sea water. A full of interest that we have made room, though inerciful Providence, however, guided al considerable inconvenience, for the extended us, and we were thrown upon a mudextracts which follow. The city of Akyab was
bank; and when the light came, we sickly at this date. One of Mr. K.'s children On each side of us were huge rocks,
discovered the peril we bad escaped. had been dangerously sick, but was convales and several within five or six feet of cent. The city had also been visited by an
our boat. Our heathen boatmen cried extensive couflagration, in which ibe vul-build-out in astonishment, and said that the ings of the mission premises were consumed. eternal God bad saved us. and the maiu building was six times on fire,
Last Lord's-day Mr. Comstock bapand was only preserved by the special exer- tized a Mussulman, in the presence of tion of Mr. Phayre, the senior assistant, who a vast congregation. I should think had stationed a large number of men upon it. I nearly half the ciry had assembled on
the bridge, and along both sides of the ! Jones of Aug. 10, in which, speaking of the stream. Mr. Comstock read appro- meeting at which the petition was adopted, he priale passages of scripture, and ex- says : “ The brethren manifested a lively interplained in a tone of voice loud and est in the cause, and a sincere desire to be clear enough to be heard by the whole guided, in all things, by the word of God. assembly, who, with the exception of some of them have become quite familiar with a tew boys and females, were silent the gospel history, the Acts of the Apostles, and and attentive. When going to the
the selections, trapslated into their language. water, the wife of the man who was to be baptized rushed into the street They are much better acquainted with gospel with a large bludgeon in her hand, doctrines and duties than might be expecied screaming in the niost frantic mapuer from the small portions of scripture in their and striking her husband. She then bands. Tbey are earnestly desirous to have seized and tore off a part of his clothes, more of the sacred word; and many of them and would probably have torn them are prepared to use it with advantage to them. all off, if Mr. Comstock had pot step-selves and their people. ped in between them; his brother also “ The meeting also resolved to advise the came furiously upon him, and would members of the churches to form themselves have dragged him away by force, if le into small societies, in their several neighborhad not been prevented. The convert boods, so as to include every church member, behaved well; he offered no resistance, but remained firm, and told the and to impress upon them the duty of every people that whatever they might do, individual doing something, however small, tohe should fear and obey God. Onwards the spread of the gospel. Several of the returning from the water, the stairs brethren suggested plans by which many and windows of his house were broken might provide the means to contribute.” to pieces, and the furniture inside was "On the 6th and 7th inst.," continues Mr. destroyed. Our friends at home can Jones, " the Amohee church bad their monthhave but little idea of what converts ly meeting. Three males and one female were from among the heathen are obliged received and baptized in the name of the adorto suffer.
able Trinity. This church, after hearing with The work among the Karens is still approbation the advice of the meeting of delegoing on in a manner truly wonderful. Mr. Abbott has just baptized 278, and gates of the 27th of July, resolved immediately the glorious work is spreading in every system of effort to diffuse the knowledge of
to commence a more enlarged and vigorous direction among their villages. Within two years past, about 500 converts
the gospelsin the vicinity, and to procure conhave been baptized in Arracan, mostly tributions to aid the funds of the Board.” Karens, but stilla number of Burmans, and one Mussulman. Besides this, the gospel has been preached iu more
1842. than 150 towns and villages, and is Honored Fathers, and Elder Brethren, now carried into the Kemmee country, a numerous and very interesting peo-dence of br. Evan Jones, from all the
We are to-day assembled at the resiple, never before visited by the am.. churches and branches of churches bassadors of Christ. In a few days, if not prevented by illness, I intend go-libis nation.
connected with the Baptist mission in ing among the Keminees to remain a month. Br. Stilson is now there, liberate on the best plans for extend
The object of our meeting is to depreaching the gospel and studying ing the knowledge of the gospel ibeir language.
If possible, four more missionaries among] our people. We find the inshould come out and join us, in Arra
fluence of the gospel is becoming can, as soon as the Board can make stronger in all the churches, and we the necessary arrangements. One for
have determined to exert ourselves to the Kemmees, one for the Khyens, and spread the tidings of salvation, in two for Burman work; one to go to
which we have found so much peace Sandoway, and one to Cheduba. This
and joy. is a great and promising field of labor.
In addressing you we acknowledge the great obligation we are under to
you for sending us the news of salvaCHEROKEES.—The following petition from ou. We cannot utter its value ; we our Cherokee brethren sufficiently explains it cannot utter our love to you and to sell. A letter has been received from Mr.our good brethren and sisters who aid
you in this great work ; and beyond West AFRICA.-Mr. Constantine, whose all, we cannot utter our love to God apparently returning health, as stated in the who put it into your hearts to do this last annual report, encouraged the hope that he great good to us and to our people. would be able to occupy the station at blade
You have done much for us. We Bli vacated by Mr. Crocker, was subsequently know not how to ask for more. That
compelled by disease to leave the mission. He which we have received has opened arrived in this country in June. His health has our understanding to discern the value been improved since his return, but not to such of God's word, and we now earnestly desire to know more of his precious suming his missionary labors. And he has ac
a degree as to afford any prospect of his reword. Multitudes of our people can read, and are desirous to have more of cordingly, at his own request, been released the book of God. For this we must from his connexion with the Board. depend on you. We cannot get it our
Mr. Crocker, we are happy to state, has of selves. We ask, with much hesitancy, late had some mitigation of his sickness, aud would it be possible for you to send a hopes are beginning to be indulged of his ultiprinting press to this country? It may mate restoration to health, and to the mission. appear wrong in us to ask for a press. EDINA.-Mr. Clarke writes--under date of if we were able to buy one, we would June 14, 1842—“The Lord is still sparing us not ask for it.
and granting us excellent health. Our schools We have determined at this meeting, to do as you have set us the ex
are increasingly prosperous. We have recently ample. We have determined to send divided our school at Edina, and now have the to all our members, in their different boys in one school and the girls in another. neighborhoods, to form themselves in- We have 55 in the boys' school, 45 natives and to societies, to contribute what they 10 Americans. In the girls' school there are can to your funds. Our brethren of 22, Americans 10, and natives 12; making in the Valley Towns church have already both schools 77. The children generally are made a small beginning. We cannot making good progress.” expect to do much ; but we hope that a little, with a willing mind, will be
Donations, acceptable to our God, and to our brethren, and help a little in the glori
FROM August 1 to SEPTEMBER 1, 1842. ous cause of Christ.
Maine. To our fathers Lincolo and Bolles, Portland, 1st Baptist church, per and our elder brother Peck,-We
68,00 should be very glad to see you. Cannot one of you visit us? You would
New Hampshire. be received here with much friendship Milford Baptist Association, per and love. Your counsel would be re
Rev. D. D. Praut, Nashua 1st
100,00 ceived with sacred attention. hope our elder brethren in the north
Massachusetts. will pray for us, that we may increase A friend to missions
,22 in the knowledge of God and iu obe- Mrs. Frances Pattison
20,00 dience to himn.
Townsend Baptist church, Levi
Ball er., per Silas Bruce, 20,00
Boston, Miss Roxana Bellows 1,00
do., James Loring, per J. C. LEWIS DOWNING, Loring,
toward support of Mr. Onc-
do., Federal St. church, mon.
con., for August,
do., 1st Baptist ch., per Thos. Shawaroes. In a letter dated August 13,
do., Bowdoin Square church, 1812, Mr. Barker states, lthough we have
mon. con. for July and Auhad peculiar trials of late, there are some gust, per Benj. Smith,
32,95 ibings encouraging. Two at a meeting among
Newton U-Falls Sabbath School,
per F. L. Batchelier, 6,81 the Delawares were baptized, and there are
do., students in Theological Inthree or four more who are expected to come stitution, mon.con., per Thoforward soon. At the last meeting among the
mas E. Keely,
9,65 Ottawas one
Fall River Juv. Assoc., Miss Louwas baptized, and there are
isa H. Lovell ir., fur Kareu iwo or three more hopeful candidates among schools under the care of Mr. them.”