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Yesterday was the day for our meeting He then said, “I must go.”+ He emin the bazar, and the service was conducted braced the first opportunity and came. Afby the school teacher. This was the first ter being here about a month, he asked for time he had taken the lead of religious baptism, and gave such evidence of a worship in so public a manner, though he change, that we felt it to be our duty to had often made remarks and engaged in grant his request. He was accordingly prayer on such occasions. He has gener- baptized June 27. He yet appears well, ally a good command of language, and has and we cannot but hope and pray that he a clear and discriminating mind, yet on this may be a blessing to bis father's family. occasion his efforts were a perfect failure. The other is a young woman belonging He took for his text the language of Peter, to a family, who, at the commencement of “ Lord save me,” &c., which afforded a the rains, came from the Palaw district to good theme for remark, and the service on attend school with us during the rains. the whole was rather interesting. The But before commencing study, the whole failure of the young man may do bim family wished to go up the Tenasserim good. The old man who has before been on a visit. They did so, and for some alluded to, as having been for the last six unknown cause did not return, and were years a member of the Catholic church,* opposed to having this young woman was at meeting yesterday as well as last come. She, however, withstood their opSunday. This man having had some position and came. I suppose she never difficulty with the Catholic priest, came to saw a book before, yet she has learned us last Sunday week, and attended the to read well any thing we have printed. exercises of the day, and came the next The 11th instant she requested baptism, day, and last Sabbath took part in our and gave very clear evidence of having prayer meeting, but was still so much en- been born again. The same day she, cumbered by the forms of Catholicism, with three little girls belonging to Christhat he begged us to forgive his sins, and I tian families, were baptized, making five did not forget to pray to " Mary, the holy Pgho Karens baptized here the present mother of our Lord.” This man is capa- rains. Our scholars are now all members ble of doing us much harm or much good, of the church, except one little boy about and though we are not prepared to promise 5 years old. ourselves much advantage from him, still The number of our Pgho church in this we are glad of an opportunity to teach him vicinity is at present 18, called the Ka-mahthe truth as it is in Jesus. Last week an- kah church. other Chinaman who had previously been before the church for examination, renewed his request for baptism, but we were not Bassas.- The following is an extract of a ready to encourage his reception.
letter from Mr. Day, dated Bexley, Oct. 4, 1841. Mr. Day, a man of color, is preacher
and school teacher. Bexley is six miles above MERGUI.-Mr. Brayton writes under date of Edina, on the St. John river. The school July 21, 1841—from which we make the follow. contains about thirty scholars, and continues to ing extract. Mrs. Brayton had recently been be in a flourishing condition. A church was dangerously sick, but was then convalescent, about to be organized at Bexley; the Saturwith a prospect of speedy recovery to perfect day after the date of Mr. Day's letter bad been health.
appointed for this purpose.
The natives are attentive and solemn My last of April 10 gave some account when the word is preached. Three head of our labors up to that time. Our school
men have forbidden work on the Sabbath; commenced May 24. We have at present and they are fast losing confidence in their 15, all of whom belong to Christian fami
gregrees : few will vindicate it, some have lies, but two. Some notice of these two, renounced it. Their courts however still I presume will not be uninteresting. One adhere to the trial by Sassa wood. Sunday is Cher-klee, son of Ta-moh, the chief at before last, having preached in a large Tigerhead, the young man to whom I 1e- country town, on leaving for another, was ferred in my last. At the commencement followed by a very intelligent native, who of the ruins, he told his parents he wished said, “ The words you speak be very good, to go to the city to attend school, adding, “I am determined to be a Christian.'
When I get up pray,
pray all time. His parents would not grant his request.
when I lay down pray; all day I pray,
+ We must not forget that they connect the * In a letter dated Aug. 13, received by the idea of attending school with becoming a Chris. same arrival.-ED.
when I wake night time I pray, all time
Maine. my heart cry God.” At King Soldier's a Buxton Centre, Rev. William Bai. few Sabbaths since, a poor sick man wept,
ley, per John C. Lewis,
2,00 and promised to turn to God; quite a num- Camden, Bap. Fem. Miss. Soc.,
Mrs. Rhoda Bass tr., with gold ber promised that they would pray to God.
16,25 At Gosey's town many promised to pray | Winthrop, a few friends, per Hora to God, some at other places.
ace Parlim, to assist Mr. Lehe It may be desirable for you to know how mnam, of Berlin, to pay for his I am employed. When I am well enough, Waterville, Bap. ch., mon. con.,
6,00 the trumpet calls all the school in at sun
per Rev. Mr. Sinith,
4,63 rise; I meet it, have worship, and cate- South Berwick, a young lady, pes chise the children. Five days in the Rev. L. Colly,
3,00 week I teach six hours, preach Wednesday night, and have prayers Friday night.
New Hampshire. Saturday is devoted to preparation for Sab
Stratford, Elisha A. Baldwin bath. Sabbath morning at sunrise bave prayer meeting; Sunday school at pine
Vermont. o'clock; preach at half past ten in the school West 'l'opsham, Bap. ch., mun. room, and then go out into the country
con., Nathan Bagley, Jr. 11., and preach in one or two country towns, Thetford, Silas Follet, in part of
per R. M. Bill,
9,00 and return and preach in the school room his bond of $100 per year, for at night.
50,00 Cornwall, Mrs. L. Peet
2,00 Letters, &r., from hissíonaries. ARRACAN.-E. L. Abboll,j. Dec, 24, 1810
Massachusetts. April 14, 1811, April 20.-G. s. Comstock, A friend to Africa, for African Jan. 18, 1811, Aug. 3.-E. Kincaid, Jan. 12, Mission,
25,00 1811, j. March 3- July 31, March 27, April 20, Old Colony Miss. Soc., L. Pierce Aug. 5.-L. Stilson, Jan. 19, Juve 15.
tr., per Henry E. Lincolul, 50.00 A'sa 'M.-C. Barker, j. Nov. 25-May 31, Carver, Mrs. Chilson Prali, for 1811.-11. Bronson, Jan. 12, 1811.-N. Brown, Indian Miss.,
,50 Sepi. 18, 1810, April 5, 1811, j. Jan. 20-June do.
do, Burinan tracts, ,50 13, Junel4.-0. T. Cutter, Jan. 30.
per Rev. A. Briggs,
113,55 June 14, July 10 (2).-S. M. Osgood, j. Jan. per Capt. Shaw,
118.55 12--March 6, June 28, Aug. 9.-T. Simons. do., Bowdown Square Sab. school Aug. 19 (2).-L. R. Stevens, j. Dec. 1810, April scholar, for Burman bible, per 17, June 25, Aug. 20.-J. H. Vinton, June 26, A. B. Brooks,
1,00 Aug. 18.-J. Wude, April 15, June 10, Aug. do., a widow's offering, for Bur25, (Mrs. W.) Aug. 26.
5,00 SIAM.-R. D. Davenport, June 16, July 7.- do. for general sund, 4.05 W. Deun, May 28, July 5, Aug. 13, 26.-J.
East Long Meadow, Bap. Sab.
Ain. Bap: Anti-Slavery Con., S.
G. Shipley tr.,
10,00 GREECE.-H. T. Love, July 21-Oct. 12, West Harwich, dvs. do., Nov. 30, Dec. 16.- Mrs. H. E. Dickson, Sept. for Indian Mission, 7,65 23.- Mrs. Buel, Oct. 30.
do. do., do, do., SHAWANOES --J. Lykins and others, Deo. 15. for general fund, 7,65 -F. Barker, Dec. 3, 25.-J. D. Blanchard,
-15,30 Dec. 15.-J. Meeker, Dec. 3.-J. G. Pratt, Kingston, Lap. ch., mon. Dec. 3. Jan. 15, 1812.-R. Simerwell, Dec. 18.
5,73 CHEROKEES. - E. Jones, Sept. 13, 21, Benj. Denham, for Shawa. Nov, 2.
Leverelt and Montague
ch, mon. con, 8,93
Charitable Soc., for FROM JANUARY 1 to FEB. 1, 1842.
Sunderland and Montague 13,50 Eaton, Enos Alger, per Elisha A.
Petersham Branch 2,87 Baldwin, 19,00
Marshfield and Plainfeld, Fem.
Middletown, 2d ch. 21.19
Nottingham Square, do. 12,00
Williamsburg, Bap. ch. 7,00
Kettle Creek, for Indian
2,00) Party English
do. do., general sund, 2,00 per Samuel Ainsworth, 2,00
4,00 Canton, Bap. ch., mon. con., 16,45
Patterson, 2d Bap. ch. 10,00 do., ladies
Weari's Corner, D). Hill 2,00 per Rev. Henry Clark, 32,70
1,50 South Reading, Bap. eh., per
Camon, Bap. ch. 12,00
Blar's Landing, Sunday
2,00 Jamaica Plain, Bap. soe ,
500,00 con., per J. B. Witherbee, 18,87 Chelsea, church and cong., mon.
South Carolina. con.,
Welch Neck Association, John K. do., do. do., Sab. school 7,20
Mc Iver Ir., per M. Mendenhall, 291,50
39,87 Darlington, Fem. Bepev. Soc.,
Miss Mary A. Catleti ir., 60,00
the education of a child in
25.00 S. S. Leighton.
85,00 Newton, Bap. ch., mon. con., per
-376,50 Rev. Prof. Ripley,
Mobile, St. Anthony Street Bap.
33,00 ch., per George Y. Brown,
Yellow Bush Association 36,81
Grenada, Bap. ch.
8,00 school in Burmah, per Stanton
Providence, do. do.
Burton, do. do., for Burman do., Bap. ch., mon. con., 2,70
Liberty, do. do., do. do.,' 11,32
Zion Association, do. do., 31,88
Fellowship,Bap. ch., do, do., 12,00
Bethany, do. do., do. do., 5,00
per William Minter,
Clinton, Rev. T'homas P.
Mrs. Asenath M. Green 2,00
211,63 St. Lawrence Bap. Miss. Conven
per R. C. Gordon,
4,00 lion, per W. H. Rice, Ir., 35,00
Greentown, Bap. ch., per Rev.
10,00 New Jersey Bap. State Convention,
Michigan Bap. State Convention,
R. C. Smith tr.,
Eastham, Mass., Polly Smith, de-
deased, Freeman Mayo Execu-
tor, per Rev. Mr. Liich, 12,00
North East, Dutchess Co., N. Y.,
John Gurnsey, deceased, Geo.
Gurnsey and Joseph Reynolds
Executors, per Rev. Dr. Bab.
H. LINCOLN, Treasierer.
NOTES ON SOUTHERN TAVOY.
phet was true to his word, but the people were so exasperated with him, because he would no more consult the
demons, when they were sick, that Mr. Mason has furnished us with the follow they drove him out of the settlement. ing notes on Southern Tavoy, with the accom
I saw him once afterwards in Tavoy,
where he came to make me a visit. panying map, which was also sketched by him. He professed himself a believer in self, and it may be relied on as being most Christ, and declared that he intended accurately drawn. The map, for convenieuce to live accordingly; but what becarne sake, we have placed on the third page. of him afterwards, I was never able to
This paper from Mr. Mason, deserves the learn. At Pyee-khya, though no one special attention of every one who would in- appeared to give special attention to form himself upon the subject of missions to the the truth, I found in succeeding years, heathen; for, although his remarks are made that in one or two instances at least, in reference to a particular people, they are, the seed had fallen on good ground. most of them, susceptible of general application. A man and his wife early requested
baptism, but I had so few means of beMy first excursion in this region, was coming acquainted with them, that through the Burman villages near the their admission into the church was coast, among which I distributed a deferred from time to time, till one of large box of tracts; and, although I the parties died; but, I believe, in the have never heard of any results as re- faith ; and the man afterwards received spects the Burmans, I have met with the ordinance at Mata. From Toungone or two instances among the Ka- byouk, I had the pleasure to see a little rens that obtained them, of being ra- company of men and women come intioually convinced of the truth of to my study at Tavoy, led by one of br. Christianity, through their instrumen- Boardman's converts that lived there, tality, though not converted. Oli my re- who had walked up to Tavoy to be turn, I came up among the Karen set- baptized. Their baptism was deferred tlements in the bills east of the Burman to obtain further evidence of their convillages. At Tamenmatoa, I met with a version ; but they ultimately became Karen prophet who had a curious tem- the germ of a little church, that has ple, in which he and the inhabitants of gone on increasing slowly, in almost the neighborhood were in the habit of every successive year. It was pleasing assembling, to sing, pray, and consult to see, a few months ago, when I visthe demons; but, professedly to me, ited them, the improvement that Chriswith the design of worshipping God. I tianity bad wrought in their external succeeded in persuading the prophet circumstances. The leading men, alto consent to the destruction of many most from the time of their admission things in this temple that seemed to into the church, abandoned their wanme inconsistent with the worship of derings, and begau to plant trees; and God, and his own people burnt them now, instead of nothing about their up; while all proinised to worship dwellings but the tall grass, almost as God as I directed.
high as their houses, or a few plantain I afterwards learned, that the pro- trees hung round with their dead
leaves, the eye is refreshed with the i more like a Christian than a heathen deep green foliage of the jack, and the country; for the great proportion of citron bending under its fruit, with the people met on the roads, are either graceful areca palm towering to the Christians, or people professing themskies, and the red pine-apple crowded selves believers. At Pa-isau-oo, I have around its base. Exotics, too, are not haptized fifty-five persons, and at Pyeewanting. A few mulberry, coffee and khya, sixty-seven; all of whom live Bengal guava trees, brought from Ta- scattered here and there over the disvoy, are distinguished by the stones trict, in small communities, in the piled around their feet to defend thein midst of others more or less convinced from incautious steps; while indige- of the truth of Christianity. nous flowers, as the fragrant cleroden The Tainen ratoa, and Palaw vallies dron," the pride of the Javanese," and are principally peopled with Pghos, the many-flowered jessamine,* here and which I therefore regard as beand there entwiping itself around the longing to br. Brayton's parish ; but branches of the lottiest trees, diffuse beyoud the Pgho settlements at the their grateful odors all around. head waters of Palaw, is a small com
The whole country depicted on the munity of Sgaus; among them I have map is a field on which the seeds of baptized seven persons. truth have been sown broad-cast, soine There is no people, short of "the of which have sprung up here and isles of the sea," that afford the enthere, with different degrees of vigor. couragement to Jabor that the Karens In the valley of the Ka-nyen, west and do; no nation that, with Christian efsouth of Toung-byouk, are several fort and the blessing of God, would so younger members of families, who are soon become a Christian nation. But impressed with the force of truth, and then, those efforts are required, and who would willingly abandon their that blessing is necessary. demon offerings, and acquire Christian It is to be feared that ihe magnitude habits, were it not for the influence of the work is not properly appreciatwhich the old people exert over them. ed; and that the little successes at the Others, though not Christians, have commencement of the work have led Christian relatives, who pray for, and some to reach the end in imagination, visit them; and I cannot resist the per- without treading the weary steps that suasion, that the Lord has some people lie between. The admission of nento be gathered in on these banks. Pai, bers into the church, is only the beginfurther south, has been the scene of ning of our labors. To empty the dark hopes that remain to be realized. I chambers of their hearts of the trash have seen truth operating on the minds with which they are so closely filled, of men in that settlement, which, when and store them with the treasures of left, has produced no fruit; though as- Christian truth, is no ordinary task. sistants have been repeatedly located The immense chasın between a civila there. One pour leper, however, that ized and an uncivilized mind, is but I encouraged to come to the hospital, little seen, except by those that are in Tavoy, gave some evidence of being conversant with both. “When we a Christian before he left, and several think,” says Brown, “ of what man is, years ago, 1 baptized a native of this vot in his faculties only, but in his invalley, who is now a useful assistant. tellectual acquisitions, and of what he
On approaching Palouk, we find here must have been, on his entrance into and there, as we go down Sau-to creek, the world, it is difficult for us to regard people that are professedly convinced this knowledge and absolute ignorance, of the truth of Christianity, and who as states of the same miud.” Now, such say that they expect ultimately to be- is the difficulty we meet when we concome Christians; while on nearing the template the almost absolute ignorance banks of Palouk river, we find ours of the mind of a Burman or a Karen, in selves in the midst of a little Christian connection with “ a mind which is ensettlement, where there is a small riched with as many sciences as there church of twelve members, with seve- are classes of existing things in the ral inquirers, in their neighborhood. universe, which our organs are able to Between this place and Pyee -kilya, are discern,-and which has fixed and inbabitants at short intervals, and that treas: red in its remembrances, the wbole district seems to me, at least, beauties of every work of transcendent
genius, which age after age has added The Jasminum Multifiorem, if I am not miss to the stores of antiquity.” Intellectual taken.
poets, and still more intellectual phi