Page images

ed, that has been most fertilizing in its in- | Greek mission, cannot fail to awaken in it fluences.

a permanent interest for its success. The It must be obvious to every one, that a principal seat of the mission is at Corfu, missionary enterprize can prosper only so the capital of the United Ionian Islands; a long as those who are engaged in it are republic in the south of Europe, under the animated by the spirit of the gospel. This protection of Great Britain, situated in the spirit must pervade the hearts of mission- Ionian Sea, along the western shores of aries abroad, and the hearts of those at Greece and Albania. Most of the people home by whom they are sustained. This are of Greek origin. The total number of service must be undertaken in obedience inhabitants is estimated at present to be to the will of Christ, and a desire to do his | 227,000, of whom 8000 are Italians, and will must be the bond of union between all 7000 Jews. All besides, except a few who are fellow-laborers in this cause, English, are Greeks. Until recently the strengthened, as it will be, by the love of language spoken was a corrupt Italian, but Christ, and by the sympathy that such Modern Greek now prevails. affections always awaken in the soul for The British crown appoints a High Comour fellow-men.

mission, and bas a right to occupy the forThe simpler this organization the better, tresses and keep garrisons. These Islands that it may go to pieces the more readily being under the protection of Great Britain, and easily the moment it ceases to be ani- a free toleration in religion is enjoyed by mated by the spirit of Christ. It is also various religious sects. desirable to have this organization simple, There is a missionary station at Patras, that those who may attach themselves to in Greece Proper, occupied, now, only by it from impure motives may easily escape Apostolos, a native assistant. Mr. Love from it.

urges the importance of reinforcing this If a missionary association be animated mission by the appointment of an American by such a spirit as we have now ascribed missionary, and he thinks it highly necessato it, we need not expect that it will es

ry that a missionary be stationed at Athens cape the assaults of the wicked; for there to superintend the press. Two missionawill not be wanting those who will be base ries, therefore, and an assistant teacher for enough to assail it whenever it may be sup- the female school at Corfu, are needed imposed to stand in the way of their am

mediately for the Greek mission. Shall bitious designs. In reference to such we this call be answered ? To meet it, two have only to remark, in the language of our

things are requisite:-1. The suitable perLord, “ verily they have their reward.”

sons for missionaries; and 2. The means To every true-hearted Baptist in the of supporting them. land we desire to put the question, shall

The remarks of Mr. Love upon the priour missionary enterprize be sustained ?

mary importance of preaching the gospel, Shall we unite our endeavors in its prose- are deserving of special attention. Similar cation? Shall we be agreed as touching views have often been urged upon our atthis thing? We have the highest degree tention. What is there said of Greece is of confidence in our brethren, that there doubtless true of every other field of miswill be found, should the days of tria)

sionary labor. Schools, religious books, come, and they may come, a very great and even the distribution of the scriptures, company who will stand fast.

will be of comparatively small value, unless those who enjoy these advantages hear also

the voice of the living teacher, persuading We invite the particular attention of our them in Christ's stead to be reconciled to readers to this mission. A careful exam- God. “ It hath pleased Gol by the foolination of what we have published in this ishness of preaching, to save them that bo number of the Magazine, respecting the lieve.” This is God's method.




family since their departure. The rest of Becent Entelligence.

the missionaries are in usual health. The small pox prevailing to some extent in the town, we have taken the precaution to have

our children inoculated. Mr. Howard's Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and the youngest now has the disease, communireturn of Mrs. Dean.

cated in this way. Others have already At the date of our last intelligence Mr. and inoculated, and others will do so in a few Mrs. Joves had arrived at Singapore, on their days. A letter from Arracan, received passage from America; where they met Mrs. yesterday, informs us of the feeble health Dean, who early in May sailed from Bangkok she is in a decline.

of Mrs. Stilson. Fears are expressed that for that port with her little son, then sick, and tor whose health she made the voyage. Mrs. Dean, as bas already been communicated, was called to the painful duty, while on her passage, A letter has been received from Mr. Judson, of consigning, thus solitary and alone, ber dated Serampore, July 27, 1811, with a postonly child to the tomb. Mr. Dean writes script four days later, announcing the death of from Bangkok under date of July 5, 1841, and his youngest child. Mr. Judson writes as mentions the return of his wife, the arrival of follows :Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and other interesting particulars concerning the mission, as will be seen

I have had a very severe trial in the from the following extract:

sickness of my family, all of whom, with

the exception of one of the children, have Mrs. Dean returned last week in good been prostrated for several monibs, and health, in company with Mr. and Mrs. several of them repeatedly at the point of Jones, who are comfortably well; and our death. We came here at the urgent imlittle mission again wears the appearance portunity of the doctors and my missionary of prosperity. The trials to which we associates. The voyage had a beneficial have recently been subjected, have, by the effect on all the invalids, especially Mrs." divine blessing, improved the religious state Judson; but since our arrival here, we of feeling among us, and there appears to have been subject to relapses, so that we be a general disposition to praise God for despair of recovery without some further his goodness, and renew our devotion to his change. In these circumstances, we reservice. The observance of the Lord's gard it as a very providential mercy, that supper yesterday, was a season of interest. the pious captain of a vessel proceeding to Twelve of the Chinese brethren, and one the Isle of France and thence to Maulmain, Siamese, were present; the latter for the invited us to go with him in such a very first time united with us in thus commemo- kind manner as assures us that the circuirating the Savior's death. We have a tous voyage will not cost the mission more number of Chinese statedly at worship on than the voyage direct. the Sabbath, who afford us some encourage- leave this in a few days, and hope to be in ment, but none of whom do we feel pre- Maulmain by the end of October. And pared to admit into the church.

may God bless the double voyage before

and the intervening residence of a few weeks at the Isle of France, to our recovery

to health, that we may resume our work Mr. Stevens writes under date of July 13, with renewed vigor, and devote the rem1811. Mr. Judson and his family had left some nant of our spared lives to the service of time previously in consequence of sickness. Christ among the Burmans. My own From the following extracts from Mr. Stevens's health is pretty good, except that my lungs letter it will be seen that God is still owning have never recovered their natural soundthe labors of his servants, and ibat their cup of ness and strength, and I am obliged to use affliction is mingled with mercies.

them with great care in public speaking.

In common conversation, I have not the It is my happiness to inform you, that smallest inconvenience. And this is a great on the 13th of June I had the pleasure of mercy, considering the state to which I was baptizing six men, four soldiers and two once reduced. I never realized what a natives; of the natives one is a Toungthoo; / great privilege it is to be able to use the a member of Mr. Iloward's school. There voice for Christ, until I was deprived of it. are at present also several candidates con- And now, when I would fain break out nected with the army. Our congregation as usual, the weakness of the flesh does at the English chapel gradually increases. not second the willingness of the spirit. I

We have not heard from Mr. Judson's can still say, Well, it is a mercy unde

We expect to



served, to be able to go thus far. And one | Jesus Christ. And the gracious work is is more willing also to be disabled when extending. Since we arrived, June 25th, there are others ready to carry on the work. one hundred and ten Cherokees have been I esteem it the crowning mercy of my life, added by baptism. The brethren are exthat not only the chief ends I contemplated erting themselves in building a place of on becoming a missionary are attained, but worship. Our native assistants are faithful I am allowed to see competent, faithful, and zealous in their work. and affectionate successors actually engaged in the work. In their hands I am happy to leave it, or rather in the hands of Christ;

CHANGES IN THE BOARD. who carried it on before we were born, and while we were in arms against him and

At a meeting of the Aeting Board, held Dec. will carry it on more gloriously, when we

6, 1841, the vacancy occasioned by the death repose in the grave, and in paradise. Glo- of the late Rev. Dr. Jesse Mercer, Vice Presiry be to Him alone.

dent of the Board, was filled by the election of

Rev. William C. Buck, of Kentucky, Mr. Judson thus feelingly alludes to the death of bis child :

Donations, We are obliged to leave our darling youngest child, aged one year and seven

FROM DEC. 1, 1841, to Jan. 1, 1842. months, in the mission burial ground of

Serampore. His old complaint, which had
never been effectually removed, came on James Douglass, it being one third
with fearful violence, and he died in con of one year's interest upon Ohio
vulsions, on the 30th ult. The agony of

Caval six per et, stock, for Bur-
man Mission, under the

superwitnessing the dying struggles of a beloved

vision of Rev. A. Judsou, per child, and beholding the last imploring Eliza F. Clibborn,

142,47 looks, unable to afford the smallest relief,

none can know but a bereaved parent.
Mrs. J. and myself have frequently endur- Oxford Aux. F. M. Soc., Alden
ed this fiery trial, and now, with bleeding Bumpus Ir., per Sylvanus B.
hearts, we must turn away from the grave

Peru, Bap. ch.

2,00 of dear Henry, and pursue our melancholy

Bethel, do. do.

9.06 way, in hope that the life of the mother

Sumner, do. do.

4,00 and the remaining children may yet be

Buckfield, 2d, do. do.

1,00 spared.

Turner, two females

1,20 Hebron, iwo brothers


Livermore, Fem. F. M. Soc. Since the above went to press, a note has been

28,34 received from Mr. Judsou, dated Isle of France, Oct. 1. The voyage, which was long and te

dious, being of about six weeks continuance, Boston, a female member of Rev.
had proved highly beneficial to the health of his Dr. Sharp's church 500,00
family; all had been restored to health, except

do., Samuel Hill, for relief of
A. and P. Mönster,

50,00 the eldest child, of whom doubts were entertain

do., 2 female friends, for do. do., 1,00 ed as to its recovery. Mr. J. thus expresses do., Miss Elizabeth Wetherby 5,00 the hope that they should soon be allowed to

do., United mon. con. at 1st return to Maulmain and resume their labors :

Bap. ch., per. S. G. Shipley, 37,58

do., Baldwin Place Bap. I hope that whatever may be the fate of ch.

60,00 some of the children, we shall be able ere long

do. do. ladies,

for Bur. schools, (with to return to our station, and resume our labors

a Polyglot bible.) 120,00 with renewed strength during the period that

per Rev. Baron Stow, - 180,00 may yet be allowed us to labor on earth.” do., Federal St. Bap. ch., ladies,

for support of a Burman na

tive preacher, named Francis CHEROKEES.

Wayland, to be expended

under the care of Mr. Wade, The Rev. Evan Jones, under date of Nov. per William Reynolds, 100,00 19, 1841, writes as foilows :

West Dedham, Bap. ch., mon.

con., per Rev. Joseph B. Da. The Lord, in condescending mercy, is



per greatly blessing our feeble efforts. I be- Taunton, Bap. ch., mon. con.,

Rev. Mr. Burbank, lieve our brethren are generally growing in Chesterfeld, Bap. ch.


7,50 grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord do. do. females 13,25




Westfield, Bap. ch.

1,25 Rev. A. Day tr., per Rev.

William Crowell, Framingham, mon. con., per Rev.

Mr. Johnson, Fall River, a few ladies, per Mrs.

J. Borden,

Renssellaerville Asso., per
Mr. Eaton, tr.,

Mrs. Mary Diminick, per
Rev. William Bennett, 2,50
per William Colgate, 350,41

- 391,28



- 944,81

[blocks in formation]

Rhode Island. Rhode Island Bap. Stale Conven

lion, V. J. Bates ir., Children of Rev. J. H. Baker, for Karen mission,

,50 Westerly, Bap. ch., per Rev. A. G. Palmer,

11,00 Warren, Female Mite Soc., dona

tion of Miss Ang Hail, per L. Hon,

4,00 Warren, Bap. ch., John Hail tr., 3,83 H. P. Anthony, for Burman bible, ,52 Exeter, 1st Bap. ch., per Rev. Benedict Johnson,

3,75 Warwick and Coventry, Bap. ch.

20,00 do. do., Mrs. Ann Titus 5,00 per Sanford Durfee,

25.00 do do., John Allen

10,00 Pawlucket, 1st Bap. ch., per Whitman Bates,

65,93 Lime Rock, Bap. ch.

3,30 Bristol, Ist Bap. ch., per Rev. William L. Brown,

20,00 Hopkinton, Bap. ch. and

16,00 South Kingston, do. do. 39,00 Exeter,

do. do. 22,30 Wickford, do. do. 62,00 Mrs. M. B. Wescott

1,00 Warwick and Coventry, Bap. ch.

104,00 per Rev. Jos. B. Brown,

agent of the Board, 244,30 Providence, 1st Bap. ch. 427,54


[blocks in formation]



Indiana. Claysville, George Matthews, per Rev. B. Hill,

2,00 Michigan. Baptist Convention of State of

Michigan, R. C. Smith t., per
Cutier, Bulkly, Merriti & Co., 100,00

lowa Territory. Iowa Association

6,67 Long Creek, E. Cady, per Rev. Alexander Evans,

5,00 per Rev. B. Hill,

11,67 Legacies. Hamiltou, N. Y., Theophilus

Peirce, deceased, Alvab Peirce

Executor, per S. B. Burchard, 100,00 Eastham, Mass., Polly Smith, de

ceased, Freeman Mayo Executor, per Miss Thankful F. Smith,

38,00 Michigan, Mrs. Andermain, de

ceased, per L. Armstrong, 4,00 Spaiford, N. Y., John Chandler, deceased, per William Colgale,

1000,00 Interest on the above, 43,74

-1043,74 North East, N. Y., John Gunsey,

deceased, a part of legacy,
George Gunsey and Joseph
Reynolds Execúlors, per Isaac


- 1285,74

New York. New York City, Amiry St. Bap.

ch., for Burmau bible, per H. P.

Freeman, Hamilton, Ladies Benev. Soc.,

for support of a child, under the care of Mr. Bronson, in Asam,

per Irene B. Ball, ir., Cayuga, Fem. Sewing Soc., per John Morse.

14,00 Union Bap. Asso., Peter K. Burton tr.,

58,81 New York City, Cannon St.

Bap. Sunday school, John
Haviland tr.,

8,88 Chautauque Co. Bible Soc.,

Josiah Moore tr., 14,00 Bridgewater Bap. Asso., M. S. Wilson tr.,

43,00 Dutchess Asso. G. W.

Houghton, tr.,
Pine Plains, Bap. ch. 7,42
Franklindale, do. 15,00
Armenia, do. 41,87
North East. do.,

per Mrs. Dean, 2,62
Dover, 2d Bap. ch. 18,00
George D. James 4,00
Philip Roberts, Jr. 1,00



$4123,16 H. LINCOLN, Treasurer.

[blocks in formation]




our beloved sister Reed, both in the providence which called her to leave her chosen field of labor, and especial

ly in that which since her departure Mr. Goddard, in behalf of his associates, has has broken off the last bud of hope, submitted to the Board the following report on

and left her to return alone to her nathe mission at Bangkok, for the year ending tive land. Surely she may be ready to Jan. 1, 18+1, Intelligence, it will be perceived, say with Naomi, “Call me Mara, for the has reached us from this mission several Lord hath dealt very bitterly with me.” months later than the date of this report ; still We hope however she will have much it is in season, inasmuch as the uext report to say, " he hath done all things well."

occasion to speak even of mercy and cannot reach us under four or five months from

We doubt not that she will receive this dalt, and it will be found to be highly both from the Board and also from the interesting to all who may wish to learn churches all the sympathy due to one the actual state of the mission.

who formerly left all that the youthful As another year has now drawn to beart holds dear, in obedience to the a close, you will of course expect from call, “Go teach all nations,” and who, us soine account of our labors, and of after having labored for a time, and the success which has attended them. been bereft of her husband and chilAnd here it becomes us most grateful dren, enfeebled in health, and broken ly to acknowledge the good providence in bodily constitution, has reluctantly, of God in sparing the lives of us all,* and with tears, yielded to a call in the and in bestowing on us such a degree providence of God no less plain and of health, that with comparatively few decisive than the former, to return to exceptions, we have been able to de- ! her native land. Though our ranks vote ourselves incessantly to our la. I have been thus thinned, we have enbors; and especially, that now we

deavored to hold on our way, and may close the old, and commence a

have to some extent experienced the new year without the voice of sickness fulfilment of the promise, that such being heard arnong us. During the shall wax stronger and stronger, in the pirst year we have felt our hands much arrival of br. and sister Goddard froin weakened by the absence of our be- Singapore, (Oct. 16th,) as well as in loved br. Jones, and our endeared sis- the other blessings with which a kind ter Reed. We hope, however, that the providence has crowned our labors. former, having accomplished much for The Siamese departmentPublic wor the promotion of our cause in Ameri- !

ship. ca, is already on his way to our assist. ance ; and we fondly cherish the ex

In the Siamese department during pectation of greeting with him other the past year, daily morning worship brethren and fellow laborers who shall and one regular service on the Sabhave been sent to our relief. We at bath have been sustained in the chapel the same time deeply sympathise with by br. Davenport; the average number

of attendants at the former bas been Mr. Slater died on the 7th of April fol. about 15, and at the latter 20 and 30 lowing:-ED.

adults, beside the children of the 8


« PreviousContinue »