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vice. In the afternoon, at the close of the ser with the awful state of the city—the difficulty to mon, we sat down with our intani church at the obtain help of any kind, at any price. The sertable of our Lord, in company with the three vant of Mr. Taylor, who is leit in charge of the newly admitted, who, as well as all the mem house, told me that he had applied in every dibers, were deeply aflected.

rection, but could get no one: one had a wise Previously to ide reception of these persons dead, or dying; anoiher, a mother, another was the number of inquirers amounted to about employed in carrying water for the dead. thirty, but afterwards it was so much increased 23. The plague pot decreasing. The mother that for days successively many, of whom we of the Seyd, who owns our house, has been had liile or no hope, flocked to us, asking whal buried in her house, no one being to be got to they should do io be saved;" many of them bury her. Another most affecting instance has were so wrought upon hy conviction, that when just occurred: a liule girl, of about twelve years they came to us, and were questioned regarding of age, was seen carrying an intant in her arms; the state of their souls, they irequently burst into and being asked whose it was, she said she did tears, and screamed aloud, and rendered them not know, but had found it in the road, having selves unfit to answer a single question; others heard thai boihiis parents were dead. could speak of nothing but their wietchedness, 26. The accounts are bearl-rending of little and others only of the love of Christ.

children lett in the streets in every direction. March 21. This morning several persons called 27. To-day all thoughts are turned from the upon me, evidently laboring under much distress plague to the inundation: the falling of a portion of mind. One old mali, nained Younker Swart of the cily-wall on the northwest side, last night, boy, a Houtenlot, an ejected member, was much let the water, in full stream, into the city. The agitated, and obviously burdened with strong Jews' quarter is inundated; and 200 houses tell convictions of his hopeless and miserable condi there last night: we are hourly expecting to hear tion. He said, ibat in discoursing, on the past that every part of the city is 'overflowed. This Sabbath, from the Acts of the Aposiles on the imundation has not only ruined an immense num conversion of the jailer, he thought I addressed ber of houses in the ciry, and been the cause of him particularly, and exactly described his fec) tens of thousands dying of the plague, but the ings. He complained that for several nights whole harvest is destroyed: the barley, which past the consciousness that he had forsaken God, was just ready to be reaped, is uiterly gone, and and abandoned himself to drunkenness and

every other kind of corn musl likewise be ruined; pleasure, had entirely deprived him of sleep; so thai, for thirty miles all round Bagdad, not a that he was convinced he could obtain no peace grain of corn can be collected this year. The of mind ill be returned to the sold of the Re

poor are beginuing to feel immense difficulty: for deemer. He wished 10 arise, like the prodigal all shops being shui, they have no where to huy; son, and go to his father, but was afraid that he

and there being a greai scarcity of wood, they had abused his mercies so long that he would

are unable to cook. not receive him; he could only exclaim with the

28. We have taken one poor little Mchamjailer, “What shall I do 10 be saved?” I exhort

meda.. child, three or four years old, from the ed him to strive against the sin which had led


We know not what to do. It makes him astray, and to persevere steadfastly in passing through the streets most painful and afprayer.

fecting, thus to see lilile children, irom a month Afterwards spoke with a Bechuana, who had or six weeks to two or four years old, crying for come from a far distanı place in the interior. a home, hungry and naked and wreiched, and He declared that when in his own land be knowilig not what to do or whither to go. Thank thought there was no God, but that there was an

God, however, 10-day the water is a little, about evil being who sought to molest him; and as lo

a span, lower! Oh may the Lord's mercy spare his possessing an immortal soul, he never once yet a little longer this wreiched, wicked city! thought or heard of it, but that now he was con Missionaries in ihese countries have need of vinced of the truth of both. He said he had long very simple faith, which can glory in God's will laughed and mocked at the preaching of the being done, though all their plans come to nothgospel, but now he knew that he had a soul that iing. It was but ihe other day that we were sur must be saved or lost.

rounded by as interesting a school of boys, and

a commencing one of thirteen girls, as the heart MISSION OF MR. GROVES AT BAGDAD. could desire; and if the plague and desolations

were to terminale to-morrow, and our scattered The origin and circumstances of this mission to numbers were assembled, perhaps not more than

half would remain 10 us. Persia were stated at p. 49, of the last volume;

29. Our situation is becoming daily still more where were inserted some extracts from the extraordinary, and in many respects trying; exo journal of Mr. Groves. From the same source cept, that the Lord is our hiding place, who will further extracts are given here showing the ter preserve us from trouble, and compass us about

with songs of drliverance. The pacha’s palace rible judgments with which Bagdad has been

is left open, without a soul to take care of any visited, and the affecting loss of life which has , thing: his stud of beautiful Arab horses are rulibeen the consequence.

ning about the streets, and every one catching

those which he can: they are worth here from Desolution by Plague and Inundation, 101. to 1001. each. His stores also of corn are

Jelt open; and every one takes what he wants, April 22, 1831,-Surely, every principle of or what he can carry away: this is a great relief dissolution is operating in the midst of the Otto to the poor; for the quantities were enormous, man and Persian empires--plagues, earthquakes, being in expectation of a siege. and civil wars. Having had occasion to-day to May 5. Inqu're where you will, the answer go out to the residency, to endeavor to save is, "l'he city is desolare!" Around the pacba, some tsings from the water wbich has come into four Georgions alone remain alive, out of more all the cellars, in every way I was overwhelmed // than 100. The son of our Moolah, who is dead,


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told me to-day, that in the quarter where he || Health of the Colony. The emigrants by ibe
lives not one is left: they are all dead. Out of | Carolinian, who embarked during the autumn of
about eighteen servanis whom major Taylor
left, and sepoys, fourteen are dead: iwo have|| 1830, suffered severely from the measles on their
now the plague (those iwo died,) and two are voyage, and still more by the fever of the cli-
well. Of the Armenians more than half are mate afier their arrival. The Rev. B. R. Skin-
dead. At Hillah, the modern Babylon (popula-

Baptist missionary, together with his wife
tion 10,000.) there is noi, Seyd Ibrahim iold me
to-day, scarcely a soul leti; and the dogs and and child, who embarked in this ship, all died
the wild beasts alone are there, feeding on dead during the following winter. Of the 85 emigrants
bodies. This Seyd Ibrahim is one of the surviv who sailed in the Volador, during the same
ing servants of major Taylor; but this man,

autumn, only two children died, and the sickness though himself alive, is the only one of his family of fourteen--four hrothers, their wives, his

was much less severe. The former were from the own, their children, and his, are all dead! low countries of the south, and were healthy dur

For digging a grave they ask a sum that ing their voyage; while the latter were from the
equals in England 31.; in consequence of which
numbers have remained unburied about the interior, and were enfcebled by disease on their
streets; so that the pacha has sent men, giving || arrival. In relation to those already settled in
thein a sum equal to the above for every one the colony, the report states
whom they will throw into the river.
8. The schoolmaster has just told me, that,

Among the colonists generally, health has preout of forty relations, he has now only four: the

vailed during the year, and it is the opinion of rest have all been swept away. The accounts

the colonial agent, that emigrants, alter the that we have of the misery in which many of

first year, find the African climate more conthose died who endeavored to Hy, is truly beart-II genial 10 their constitutions than that of the rending: With the water nearly half a yard United States. Some diseases which prove high in their lents, without victuals, or the means very destructive in our country, are there nearly of seeking or buying, they suffered every depri- unknown. Resolved 10 do all in their power to vation and misery that could be imagined: one

promote the health of the colony, and to guard poor family, which has returned, describe their against the latal effects of the climate, the manaintense desire to return and die quietly in their gers have recently sent out large supplies of houses; but the water had so risen, that there medicines; appropriated a fund for the erection was no road; and no boats could be obtained of a hospital; directed that the best situations be hut at an immense price, which a few only selected, both on the coast and in the interior, could pay, and there were very few even at any

for all tuture emigrants, that buildings be cons price

structed, and all things arranged and provided 20. This has been a day of mercies at the

for their accommodation. The managers are hand of the Most High. For a day or two past convinced that much of the mortality which has I had observed a lütle dust falling through a

heretolore occurred, has been owing to ignorance crack is the wall; and although on any other

of the climale, imprudent exertions, exposures occasion it would have excited no anxiety, yel,

and improper diet among those newly arrived, as the cellars were full of water, I thought it bei want of adequate medical advice, and of those ter this morning early to take out all our things comforts and attentions which neither the means We had not finished taking out

of the society, nor the circumstances of the the last things above ten minutes, when the colony, just rising into existence on a remote whole arch, on which the room was built, gave shore, rendered it possible to supply. To the way, and both we and our little stock of things health of the colony, the managers have directwere all safe.

ed their thoughts as to an object of chief con21. Last night thieves advanced three times cern; and they express confidently the opinion to force our outer door; but did not succeed.

that people of color from most regions of our The whole city is swarming with them.

southern states will experience no serious injury To-day the pacha of Mosul is come to Bag.

from the African climate; and that such persons, dad. What it portends we know not; but the

from any section of our country, will soon be Lord reigneth. They can only accomplish His able to settle on the elevated lands of the inte will, who is our Father and our God.

rior, where there exist, it is believed, no special

causes of disease. DOMESTIC.

Agriculture, Commerce, &c.--Agriculture continues to receive too little attention, though there

is an improvement in this respect. Some devote FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMER

themselves entirely to it, and are successful. An ICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY.

the productions of tropical countries are raised The proceedings at the annual meeting of the with ease and in abundance. Commerce has society, which was one of great interest, at which rapidly increased during the year; 46 vessels, many distinguished men of the country, in their 21 of which were American, visited the colony, addresses or by letters, expressed a growing and the exports amounted 10 $88,911. Much conviction of the usefulness and ultimate success

trade is carried on in small vessels belonging to of the society, was noticed at p. 89. The first

the colony, with the places on the coast. Enterpart of the annual report gives an interesting | prise and industry in the colony are rapidly inview of the state of the colony, while the latter | creasing. Twenty-five substantial stone or frame part relates principally to the domestic interests | buildings were erected while the agent was in and prospects of the society.

the United States. VOL. XXVIII.


from the room.


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Education and Morals. Good school-houses to depart, and orders had been given by the have been erected at Monrovia, Millsburg, and managers to fit out a vessel for the purpose, at Caldwell, competent teachers provided, and the date of the report. schools put in operation under trustees, affording The Society of Friends in London have apinstruction in the most useful branches to every | propriated $2000 to aid their brethren in North child, and mainly supported from funds raised in Carolina to colonize the free people of color the colony. Much has been done by the colo under their care. nists to promote temperance, and many colonists Pecuniary Concerns. The receipts of the are disposed entirely to abstain from the use of society, including a balance of $7,056 07, on ardent spirit.

hand at the beginning of the year, amounted to Natire Tribes. There is reason to believe | $39,158 65. The expenditures were $ 28,068 15. thal nearly all the neighboring tribes are disposed of the receipts $3,809 were donations from indito place themselves under the protection of the

viduals, $5,416 from auxiliaries, $8,767 from colony and to be governed by its laws. Some

collections on the fourth of July, and $3,961 have been received by the colony, and eight or

subscriptions on the plan of Gerrit Smith, ten chiefs, during one tour of the agent, made a

In answering some objections urged against united request to be treated as subjects of the

the society, the managers remarkcolony. All are received who are favorably It has been thought by some that pecuniary, situated for control and protection. They sub resources adeqoate to the accomplishment of mit cheerfully to the laws and decisions of the this great work could not be obtained. To say colony.

nothing of the fact that in the progress of this It is proposed to make a new settlement at the including a subsistence for six months in Liberia,

work the expense of removal (already reduced, Grand Bassa, about 80 miles S. S. E. from 10 thirty-fire dollars for each emigrant) must be Monrovia, and on tbe Junk river, 35 miles south- greatly diminished, and of the certainty that when

ihe side of opinion shall strongly set among the

people of color in favor of emigration many will The slave trade, though checked in the im- || defray their own expenses, the sum anuually mediate vicinity of the colony, still continues || saved in the state of New York, as reported by to be carried on along almost the whole coast of

the New York Temperance Society, by the re

duction in the sales of ardent spirits would transAfrica

port more than the whole annual increase of the Agencies. The managers have decided to colored population of the United States. And appoint permanent agents, as soon as suitable philanthropic object, of lasting interest to this

will any one believe ihal for a great national and men can be found who will engage in the ser

country and Africa, individuals, the states, and vice, assigning to each of them a portion of the the national government united, cannot raise a United States as his field of labor, for diffusing fund equal to that saved by the partial disuse of

ardent spirits, in a single state? information, obtaining funds and otherwise promoting the interests of the society. Two of The constitution and plan of civil government these, the Rev. H. B. Bascom for the middle, of the colony, with many valuable statements, and Robert S. Finley, Esq. for the western dis are contained in the appendix to the report. trict, have already been appointed. Other agents have been employed, and the number of ANNIVERSARIES IN NEW YORK. auxiliaries considerably increased. The state

The meetings were held this year in the Chalauxiliaries of Louisiana and Massachusetts have

ham-street chapel, which has recently been filled been organized: and the legislature of the latter

up for public worship, and the use of it obtained and of Kentucky bave passed resolutions in favor

for the accommodation of the various religious of aid being granted to the society by the gove

benevolent institutions. The audiences were ernment of the United States.

unusually large and the exercises were of a highEmigrants.— The Criterion sailed from Nor- || ly religious and interesting character. Abstracts folk, on the 2d of August, with 46 emigrants, 39 of the reports of the several societies will be being manumitted slaves. The Margaret Mer- 1 given in future numbers. cer, a schooner built for the colony, sailed from

FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERI. Baltimpre Oct. 21, with a colored crew, and nine

CAN SEAMEN'S FRIEND SOCIETY. emigrants, six being manumitted slaves. The James Perkins sailed from Norfolk Dec. 9, car The meeting was held in the Chatham-street rying $39 emigrants. The Crawford sailed from chapel, May 7th, Abraham Van Sinderen, Esq., New Orleans, Dec. 13, having on board 21 emi the president, in the chair. The annual report grants, and Doct, C. G. Shane. The Orion was read by the secretary, Rev. Joshua Leavitt

. sailed from Baltimore, Oct. 26, with 31 emi- | The several resolutions were made and seconded grants, and Doct. Hall. More than 100 emi- || by Rev. J. Greenleaf, seamen's preacher in grants, 50 being liberated slaves, were waiting Il Boston, S. V. S. Wilder, Esq., Rev. John Diell,


appointed sermen's preacher at Honolulu, S. I. || president, took the chair. After the reading of Rev. F. S. Mines, appointed seamen's preacher the Scriptures and an address from the president, at Marseilles, in France, Rev. Edward Stevens, ll the annual report was read by Rev. J. C. Brigappointed seamen's preacher at Canton, in ham, the secretary. Resolutions were moved China, Rev. William Pallon, of New York, and and seconded and addresses made by Robert Rev. C. P. M'Dvaine, of Brooklyn. Collection Dennison, Esq., Orange co., Rev. G. W. Be$343.

thune, Utica, Rev. G. W. Ridgley, Bristol, Pa.,

B. F. Butler, Esq., Albany, Rev. C. P. Groves. FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERI

nor, Salem, Ms., Rev. J. Breckenridge. of

Philadelphia, Rev. Dr. Alexander, of PrinceThe meeting was held in the Chatham-street

ton seminary, and Rev. C. P. M’llvaine, of chapel, May 8th, S. V. S. Wilder, Es pre- || Brooklyn. sided. The annual report was read by the sec

ANNUAL MEETING retary, William Ladd, Esq. The resolutions were moved and seconded and addresses made by Rev. C. G. Somers, of New York, Rev. D. The meeting was held May 10th, in the ChatL. Carroll, of Brooklyn, Rev. George Bush, ham-street chapel. Rev. President Day preRev. E. W. Baldwin, W. Ladd, Esq., Rev. Mr. sided. After the reading of the reports, the auFreeman, of Lowell, Ms., Rev. T. T. Waterman, dience was addressed by Rev. Dr. Tyler, of of Providence, R. I., and Rev. L. G. Dewy, or | Portland, Me., Rev. President Humphrey, of New York.

Amherst college, Rev. Mr. Bacon, of New

Haven, Rev. Dr. Skinner, of Philadelphia, and SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMER

Rev. Mr. Patton, of New York.










The meeting was held in the Chatham-street
chapel, May 9th, S. V. S. Wilder, the president, \| THE Union had no report or other usual exer-
in the chair. The treasurer and secretary read cises of an anniversary this year. Instead of
their reports, and resolutions were moved and them a prayer-meeting with reference to the
seconded and addresses made by Rev. Dr. l objects of the Union was held at the Chatham-
Dewitt, of New York, Rev. President Day, of street chapel on the morning of May 8th.
Yale College, Rev. Rufus Babcock, of Salem,
Ms., Rev. Dr. Codman, of Dorchester, Ms., FOURTEENTH ANNUAL

Rev. 0. Eastman, visiting and financial secre-
tary of the society, Rev. Dr. Baxter, of Prince
Edward, Va., Rev. S. Woodbridge, agent of || The meeting was held, April 27th, in the Green-
the society, Rev. Dr. Sharp, of Boston, Ms., street church. Bishop M'Kendree opened the
Rev. C. P. M'Ilvaine, Brooklyn, L. I., and col. meeting with an address; after which the annual
J. Trask, Springfield, Ms.

report was read by Dr. Bangs. The society has

missions among the Wyandot Indians in Ohio, SIITH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN

the Cherokees, the Choctaws, the Oneidas in the HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

state of New York, the Shawanese, and the The meeting was held May 9th, in the Chatham- | Kansas, besides numerous missions among the street chapel, Hon. Stephen Van Rensselaer, l/ white settlements of this country, and the slaves the president, in the chair. The annual report of the southern states; making in all 39 missions was read by Rev. A. Peters, the secretary; after

and 52 missionaries. The missions among the which motions were made and seconded and ad

Indians in Canada have been placed under the dresses delivered by Rev. D. L. Carroll, of | supervision and support of the Canada conferBrooklyn, col. A. Jones, Providence, R. I.,

The receipts of the society since its beRev. Dr. Baxter, Prince Edward, Va., Rev. s. ginning, thirteen years ago, have amounted to Eaton, Buffalo, Rev. Mr. Thompson, appointed $84,850 19. During the last year they were missionary to Syria, Rev. Dr. Cox, Lewis Tap-$11,140 53, and the expenditures were $1,580 46 pan, Esq., and Rev. Dr. Humphrey, of Amherst

more than the receipts. The meeting was closed College.

with a sermon from Rev. Mr. Bascom-and ad

dresses from two Chippewa chiefs.

SEVENTI BAPTIST TRIENNIAL CONVENTION, The officers and members of the society pro- | The sessions began April 25th, and continued ceeded from the society's house to the Chatham- }} vill the 30th. Important debates were held on street chapel, where the public exercises were missionary subjects, and a report read on the held, May 10. Hon. John Cotton Smith, the "Burman mission. The receipts of the conven

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tion during the year, for missionary purposes, 28th, Hon. Mr. Stocks, of Georgia, presiding, by amounted to about $28,000; $12,000 of which adopting a constitution, and electing the officers. were received during the meeting.

Hon. Heman Lincoln, Boston, President;
Gen. A. Richardson, of Maine, and thirteen

others, Vice Presidents; ORGANIZATION

Rev. Dr. Chaplin, of Maine, and thirty others,


William Colgate, Esq. New York, Treasurer;
George N. Bleeker, Esq. New York, Auditor;

Rev. Jonathan Going, Massacbusetts, CorrespondSOME measures preliminary to the organization

ing Secretary: of this society were noticed in the last number, William R. Williams, New York, Recording Secre

tary; at the The 'l'reasurer and the iwo Secretaries, with len

Mulberry-street meeting-house, April zida and .)




APPEAL OF MR CORNELIUS IN BE are living without God and without hope, and

especially when you look through this nation,

and remember that not one in ten of its inhabiThe late Corresponding Secretary of the Board

tants protesses ever to have received the Savior prepared the following abstract of a sermon iin of lost men, does not your bursting heart seek to mediately after entering on the duties of his

give vent to its sorrow in the strains which Jere

miah used, and exclaim, Oh! that my head were office, and only three or four weeks before his death. He felt at that time, probably more than No matter where this ruin takes place. It may ever before, oppressed with the magnitude of his

be the ruin of a Hottentot or a slave, of an responsibility with reference to the heathen. It

Iudian or an European, of a peasant or a prince,

of an ignorant man or a philosopher, it is the ruin was his anxious study to ascertain how he could of the soul, the immortal soul, and affords just most promote their salvation, how he could best | ground for lamentation. clear himself to his divine Master, and how he when this ruin is multiplied by thousands and

How great then is the cause for lamentation could most effectually awaken Christians to the

millions, and extended from generation to generama

importance of this subjeci. While alion. Then it is that the measure of grief bethinking what multitudes of the heathen are

comes full, and the heart is stricken with anguish. perishing, how the last command of Christ is

And it shall he when they say unto thee, Where

fore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, for the neglected, and what comparative apathy per- tidings. On! yes, the tidings of souls lost, lost vades the churches in view of this loss of souls, | forever. This is reason enough. he uttered from a bursting heart the language of and prospects of the heathen, and to show that

propose to apply the text to the condition his text. The sermon was preached to a number

the loss of souls among them is cause of the of the congregations in Boston, and was heard deepest lamentation to Christians, and ought to with unusual solemnity. The sketch is here arouse them to immediate and vasuy increased given just as he wrote it, and though an unfinish

efforts to promote their salvation.

But lesi false hopes concerning the prospects ed, is a very striking one.

of the heathen should repress our sympathy and Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a

paralize our efforts, it is of the greatest impor; fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night

tance that the truth on this subject be told, and for the slain of the daughter of my people!

told plainly. I remark, therefore, that there is JEREMIAH, ix. 1. convincing reason to conclude that the heathen

perish forever. As the salvation of the soul affords the greatest know there are those who not only doubt cause for joy, so its loss is reason for the deepest but deny this. But who are they? With scarce lamentation

an exception they are those who doubt or deny The text, though it may be supposed to have that any arc lost. But what are the views which some respect to the temporal calamities of the the Bible gives on this most solemn subject? Jews, relates chiefly to those spiritual and eter The principles and facts which it lays down are nal miseries which their sins brought upon them. sew and simple. The soul that sinneth, it shall It may be regarded as a lamentation over lost die. But the heathen have sinned. Read Rosouls. On this subject, good men in every age mans 1. Read all history. Without holiness no feel alike. You, my brethren, if you have hearts man shall see the Lord. Are the heathen boly? of Christian tenderness and have learned to feel

Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish. another's woe, will weep as Jeremiah did, when Do the heathen give any evidence of true reyou contemplate its loss. When you look

pentance? Except a man be born again he can. around on this congregation, and think how not enter into the kingdom of God. The aposo many there probably are, in this house, who, if les considered the heathen as in a stale of hope they should die this moment, just as they are, less ruin without the gospel. For there is none would be eternally lost, and this notwithstanding other name under heaven given among men all that has been done to rescue them, can you whereby we must be saved. Neither is there help feeling? When you count up the thousands salvation in any other. The Savior did not conin this cily, and consider what a vast majority sider their condition safe, else why commaud,

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