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250,57 Rev. Alvin Bennett
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do. 12,00 Bridgewater, friends
1,54 Denison Palmer
,50 Norway, a friend, per Rev. D. G. Corey,
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per J. N. Adams, 4,84 Mrs. Z. Wilkinson
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Agent of the Board, 467,31
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under the care of Mrs. Vinton, 32,00
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cobs tr., per H. K. Kerdall, 5,00
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90,50 Missouri. St. Louis, 2d Bap. Miss. Soc.,
per Rev. Isaac T. Hinton, for support of brethren Mönster,
25,00 to aid in printing a Danish traci on Baptisın, 25,00
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New York. Mrs. Jemima Stiles
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-114,74 Black River Assoc., W.C.
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,50 Oswego Assoc., Mr. Har.
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,75 Mrs. Sarah Bennett Miss Sarah S. Dewey Mrs. Alvina K. Dewey Miss Sarah Wheeler
,15 Miss Anna Sweetland
.12 Miss Julia Vorce
,25 Adams, a collection 10,02 Watertown, Bap. ch.
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1,00 ,12 ,50
Michigan. St. Mary's, Mission House misionary concert
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$2504,58 H. Lincoln, T'reasurer.
overlooks the two towns of Aeng, one
on each side of the river. A dozen EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF MR. merchants from Burmah gathered COMSTOCK
around me, to whom I declared the We shall give in the present number of the truth, and gave tracts. Magazine some brief extracts from the journals 2. Early in the morning went into of Messrs. Comstock and Van Husen. We the town, and remained about two know not how many of our readers will take hours. At four different places preachthe trouble to read them, but of this we are cer- ed Christ, and distributed 150 tracts. tain, that all who make any pretensions to an During the heat of the day Moung Net interest in the missionary work, ought to read went out, and declared the truth froin them. l'or, as we can believe nothing of which house to house, and left about fifty we have no knowledge, we can know nothing tracts. In the mean time, I explained except what we have learned. We need to
the way of salvation to some forty or know the condition of the heathen, and the pro.
fifty who came to the zayat, and gave gress which the brethren are making in their away as many books and tracts, about
a dozen of which were Hindustani and work, and how else can we learn these things Bengali, for which I am indebted to but from the letters and journals of the mission the Calcutta Baptist missionaries, who aries themselves ?
have kindly sent me a large supply of Visit to Aeng.
scriptures and tracts in these lanRamree, Nov. 29, 1841. Left Aeng* out among the people, and left with
guages. Toward evening I walked this morning with a large box full of them about twenty tracts. I find many scriptures and tracts, accompanied by who remember iny visit here nearly my assistant Moung Net.
six years ago, and several who have Dec. 1. At about three P. M. arrived at Aeng, and after dinner went Christian religion, though too many
some tolerably correct ideas about the into the town, and spoke to a few peo- grossly mistake its nature. ple about God.
Toward evening, moved into a zayat on a hill, which Necd of living teachers.
Aerg is the name of a town in a district of In our preaching, as also in our the same name.
books, terms are applied to God, heaArracan, as is known to most of our read. ers, is situated on the eastern shore of the Bay ven, &c., which the heathen have been of Bengal, extending from about the sixteenth accustomed to apply to Gaudarna, nig10 the iweutieth degree of north latitude, with ban, etc.; and they hastily conclude an average width of above fifty miles, being that God and Gaudama are the same, wide at the northern extremity, and very nar- with different names, that heaven is row at the southern. It is bounded by the province of Chittagong on the north, by the nigban, and that the religion of Christ Burman empire on the east, and by the Bay of varies but little from that of Gaudama. Bengal on ihe south and west. The province They frequently say, that Christ can is divided into four districts, Sandoway, Ram- save those who obey Him, and no othree, Aeng, and Akyab. Sandoway is on the ers; this Gaudama can do: therefore, south, and Aeng is central, bordering on Bor- the two religions are in effect the same. mah, belween Akyab and Ramree. Our missionary stations, it will be recollected, are at Where the people gather their ideas Sandoway, Ramree and Akyah.-Ev. from tracts alone, they are very apt to
mistake their meaning, by affixing their | ted tracts. At one place the people heathen ideas to words which we use were assembled around the corpse of in a christian sense, and thus they fail a little boy six years old, who died afto perceive the peculiarities and ex ter a fever of two days. They listened cellencies of christianity. It is only with much apparent interest to some by much investigation and discussion, remarks about that place where sickthat these heathen can be made to un- ness, death, and sorrow never enter, derstand precisely what the religion of and where all believers in Christ are Christ is, and why it is specially adap- to enjoy eternal bliss. Indeed, all to ted to their wants. Tracts are useful, whom I declared the truth, listened and in such places as this, where a well, and tracts were eagerly sought. missionary can seldom come, are the 1 distributed about 100, including sevprincipal means that can be employed, eral large portions of scripture. Durto spread a knowledge of the truth ing the heat of the day, Moung Net among the people. Still, where a was out alone, and found many attenpreacher can go to explain and enforce tive bearers, in a part of the town the truths contained in the tracts, they which I had not discovered. He gave may reasonably be expected to do far away fifty or more tracts, and I gave more good than they would otherwise nearly as many at the zayat. I am interdo. Books alone will not answer the rupted by the village clerk, who bas just purpose.
Preachers are indispensa- returned from the country, and comes to ble, and here in Arracan a half a doz- beg a book. I have told bim of Christ, en or more are needed now, to do the and have given the “Life of Christ” to work which the circumstances of the him, and now must stop again, to talk people loudly demand. Probably a with new comers. Since dinner, some hundred of those who have heard the twenty or more applicants for tracts truth, and received tracts to-day, are have called at the zayat, and this eveninhabitants of Burmah. While I am ing, an idol maker, with three wives writing this, I hear Moung Net discus- has been in, to inquire, object, &c. A sing the cbristian religion, with a par- few others were present most of the ty of Burmese merchants, who encamp time. Two or three parties of mernear my zayat.
chants have arrived from Burmah 3. After an early breakfast, crossed yesterday and to-day, and I should the river to the new town, which I think there were here now not far found smaller than I had supposed it to froin 250. be. It contains only about 100 houses. 5. Sunday. I have spent this day To the inhabitants, and to several mer- at' my zayat, and it bas been one of chants from Burmah, who stopped on considerable interest, and I trust, of that side of the river, I preached at some profit. In the morning ! preachthree or four different places, and gave ed to a small congregation, less iban 160 tracts. Most listened well, and twenty, from the words “ Thou shalt some manifested a good deal of inter- worship the Lord thy God, and Him est in the truth. May it be blessed to only shalt thou serve.” Good attenthe salvation of souls. I went into the tion was paid to the truth, and I hope police office, and inquired the number that some of the reasons why all men of merchants from Burmalı now here. should worship the eternal "God only, The number of Burmese is 146 ; that were understood, if vot felt. Several of the Shans is 56. There are also of those who were in at worship reinany Burmese and Mug traders here, mained three hours after it closed, and from the Chittagong district, &c., as others also came in, to whom Moung well as from all parts of Arracan. To- Net read and explained, to their eviward evening, I went into town, to dent satisfaction, and to their instrucvisit a party of merchants just arrived tion, some important truths. Applifrom Burnab, and took only a dozen cants for tracts have been calling nearor fifteep tracts, merely to supply them. !y all day, most of them merchants Before reaching their encampment, so from Burmah, who have taken about many of my tracts were begged from fifty books and tracts. This evening I me, that I had not enough for them all. preached to ten or a dozen attentive Those I had, were eagerly received by hearers, from the words “Come them, and they listened attentively to unto me all ye that labor and are a few remarks on the character of God. heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
4. Early in the inorning went into 0, that this people might feel their town, and at three different places sins to be a heavy burden, and apply spoke of God and Christ, and distribu. I to Christ for rest.
On the 6th Mr. C. with his assistant left Aeng, he was to be baptized, the Mussulman for home where he arrived in safety on the 10th. population, and indeed half the town, On their return they visited a large number of were in great commotion. His brovillages, distributing the scriptures and tracis, ther came to my house, and forbade and preaching as they had opportunity, to his baptism, at the saine time threatwhich the natives in most instances gave good ening him in the most violent manner. attention. In one instance as they stopped On our way to the river, his wife niet near a small hamlet to eat their rice and wait him, and raved like a mad person, for the lide to turn in their favor, “a very re
brandishing a branch of the plantain spectable old man came upon the boat,” says it, whenever she could get near him.
tree in the air, and beating him with Mr. C., " with whom I had an interesting dis. She also rushed frantickly up to me cussion for an hour or two, several of the vil two or three times, and rubbing her lagers sitting within hearing. When I com- bands across ber neck, begged that I menced eating, he removed to the bow of the would cut her throat. She repeatedly boat, aud after sitting thoughtfully awhile, he seized her husband, as did also his said to the boatmen, 'I am almost disposed to brother, both of whom seemed deterbelieve these sayings, they appear to be true. mined to prevent his baptism by force, It does seem reasonable that God should be ex. since threats of burning his house, empt from disease, death, and all evil.' Af- heating him, &c., failed to intimidate ter dinner, he commenced conversation with him. A multitude of others gathered me again, and when I spoke of Jesus Christ, around, and at one time I feared that as crucified on account of men's sins, and as
violence and riot on a large scale would the sinner's substitute, be said, “ that last I wish hands, and with a firm voice said, “ All
be resorted to. Aga Bouk raised his to hear.'" “ la all these villages,” continues Mr. Com alone."
these people I fear not, I fear God
When we arrived at the rivstock, “I found those who have heard of the er's brink, violence ceased, and I was eterual God,' and bave seen some of Jesus permitted, in the presence of many Christ's books.' The more I go among the hundreds of heathen and Mussulmans, people, the stronger is my conviction, that a to baptize our first convert here, “in knowledge of the truth is rapidly spreading the name of the Father, and of the over this whole province."
Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” May he
be kept by the power of God, through Baptism of a Mussulman. faith, unto salvation.
26. Aga Bouk's wife has deserted Feb. 20, '42. This evening I had the bim, his friends disown him, and his pleasure to baptize the first convert at veighbors revile and persecute bimRamree. He is a Mussulman, who has still, he is firm and undaunted. Nabeen an attentive bearer of the gospel tive Christians in their very infancy, ever since we came here, and for a have such severe trials to encounter, year or two past we have hoped that that they should be constantly remembe was a Christian. Nearly a year bered, in the earnest, believing prayers since he applied for baptism, and the of all Christians at home. vote of the church was unanimous in his favor; but the menaces and persecutions of his friends over-awed bim,
Teloogoos. and a short time before he was to have been baptized, he came to me and EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF MR. begged that his baptism might be delayed. For some time after that, he kept away from us entirely, and dis
The mission among this people was estabcontinued prayer, and every other lished at Nellore, 110 miles north of the city of christian duty. Still, his convictions Madras, in 1840. Mr. Day reached Nellore of the truth of the christian religion with his family, Feb. 26, 1810. were so decided, that he could not Teloogoo, is the language of a Hindoo narest out of Christ ; and for about three tion comprehended in the Madras Presidency, months past, he has been regular in filling a semi-circle, of which Rajamundry may attendance upon the means of grace, be assumed as the centre, while the radius exhas resumed prayer, &c., and become tends to Madras.* This circle does not include far more determined on the Lord's all those parts of the Indian Peninsula where this side. We did not, therefore, hesitate to grant his request for baptism. As
* One third of the inhabitants of the city of soon as it becamne known in town that | Madras speak the Teloogoo language.-Ed.
Jauguage is spoken; sor the T'eloognos have | and I would fain turn my eyes away migrated to various parts of southern India. from such a scene; but love to the The number of Hindoos speaking the Telovgoo souls of the dying heathen has brought language may be probably estimated at me bither, and constrains me to re10,000,000, and is believed to exceed the Ta-main. While the brethren are reading mul people, or any other having a vervacular and speaking to the people outside, I Janguage in the Peninsula.
read and speak what I can, and give “ The Teloogoos,” says a modern writer, books and tracts to those who call at
the tent. Some gazed at my person, "are acknowleged, by all who know them, 10 be naturally one of ihe most interesting and writing apparatus, and things in the hopelul of the different classes in the south of tent; some asked curious and foolish India, possessing a greater manliness and in- books and the christian religion. As
questions, and others concerning our dependence of character, stronger natural affec- two men are about to swing, the people lion, and less of deceit and dishonesty than
are pouring in from every direction. most of their fellow countrymeu."
Before me is one dense, vast multitude Their language is represented to be the most of immortal beings; probably 8000 polished, and the most worthy of cultivatiou of idolaters. O, could I stand on yonder any of the five languages of southern India, its eminence, and lift up iny voice like a variety of wflection being such as 10 give it a trumpet in their language, methinks I capacity of expressing ideas with a high degree would for once be eloquent. But my of facility. justness and elegance.
lips are almost sealed, and my spirit On the 30th of Aug. 1841, Mr. Van Husen, struggles within me. O God, are
How fallen! with two assistants, M'Carthy and Elishu,
these thy creatures ? commenced a journey to Cota Van Kardoo, the prayers, the exertions, and alms of
Where, O where are the sympathies, a place about forty miles from Nellore, in the thy redeemed ones in christian America ? direction of Madras, a few miles juland, to at. Must the present and unborn generatend a celebrated festival for the purpose of tions of Teloogoos sink to an endless distributing the scriptures and religious tracts, bell? Eternal Spirit, arouse and conand preaching to the people as they might have centrate the almost slumbering eneropportunity. They arrived at C. on the 2d of gies of thy sanctified ones throughout Sept., having visited many villages on their way the world. thither. Weinsert a few paragraphs from Mr. Van
The ceremony of swinging. Huseu's journal, that the reader may learn some In the centre of this vast collection thing of the condition of our missionaries, and or is the swinging apparatus, circumthe people whom they have gone to evangelize. scribed by a mound of earth raised
about two feet, and having a radius of The village, the woods, and the fifty feet, which forms the boundary of fields, swarm with immortal beings. approach to the people. It resembles Whence, and why have they come ? a crotch and pole for drawing water in From the extreme limits of the Teloo- America; and is made to perform a goo country, from Viraga patam, from rotary and perpendicular motion by Bellary, from Bangalore, from Madras, reason of a socket and pivot. Large and their respective vicinities. That ropes are attached to each end of the which has convened them is called the lever, by which it is drawn down and feast of Shuktee, which literally signi- raised at pleasure. The gaudy idols fies “the energy of the goddesses." It borne on men's shonlders, attended by belongs to the ryots (?) and is cele- spearmen, drummers, pipers, dancers, brated as often as their pecuniary cir- &c., have arrived with their victim at cumstances will admit. The brahmins their respective places of destination. take no part in its observance, as the While the man is being suspended divinities are said to delight in torture from the massy beam by means of a and blood. Hence in this, as in every small cord, one end of which is atinstance, the temple to Shuktee is sit- tached to a double pointed hook which uated exterior to the village. We have has been inserted under the two large selected and pitched our tent under tendons of the back, an almost breathan old olive, a few rods from the scene less silence pervades this entire multiof action. This is the 4th day of the tude. A universal cheer by clapping festival, and persons will swing on the hands thrills like an electric shock each of the five successive, as on the the multitude, as this devotee to igprevious days. The thought over- norance, superstition, and idolatry, whelms me with indescribable horror, rises and swings in the air. Flowers,