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that the spiritual results which appeared in con The missionary artisans have, in their respecnection with the mission—then, indeed, compara tive vicinues, very commendably provided the tively very limited in their amount, but calculat means of acquiring uselul learning and religious ed, nevertheless, to excile gratitude and inspire instruction to the operatives in their employ, behope-might be multiplied, and extended more ing natives; of whom there are several hundreds. and more, as the light which increaseth to the This arrangemem has been attended with results perfect day!

equally gratifying and encouraging. On the It is with much satisfaction we are enabled

other hand, the civil benefits imparted by the arnow 10 state, that, since that time, the move tisans in the prosecution of their respective callments, which then threatened serious political ings, lave tended 10 conciliate the regard of the commotions in Madagascar, have happily ceas

natives towards the mission, and render them, ed, and a stale of general tranquillity throughoue generally, speaking, more accessible to the means the island has ensued.* The missionaries have employed for their instruction and evangelizareceived increased proof of the favorable dispo- tion. Indeed, the people at length begin to feel sition of the government towards themselves

convinced that the benefits coulerred by the mispersonally, and also towards the mission, the sionaries are desigued for them, and are not inoperations of which it has, in various ways,

tened, as they lorinerly supposed, to be exclue aided. In the prosecution of their great objeci | sirely reaped by the goverunient. they have had to coutend with lewer impedi The printing press has been actively engaged ments of a political nature than formerly, while in the printing of the Scriptures, together with the unission itselt have been allended with more hymu-books, catechisms. school books, and distinguished success, and more decided encour tracts, in Malagasse, for which there is a great agement, than have marked any antecedent pe- || demand. Numerous copies of the New Testariod of ils history.

ment have been distributed, some of which have The people are now left by the governmental

reached many villages distant from sixty 10 full liberty to pursue the convictions of their own cighly miles from the capital, and even the seamiods, both in regard to the public avou al 01

coast, in different directions. their belief in Christianity, and the personal ob

On the whole, from the later communications servance of ils sacred riles and ordinances. Y of the missionaries, the general state of the misShortly after this toleration was inade kuown, Sion, together with those circumstances of the nearly thirty natives, who had previously afford- 1 country, on which, under Providence, much of ed evidence of sincere recepiion of the truth,

its stability, progress, and file success may be came forward, and were admitted to the Chris. I supposed eventually lo depend, are such as to tian privileges of baptism and the Lord's supper.

aflord die most animating encouragement, and This number has been subsequently increased to

to awaken the most delightful anticipations. On nearly seventy.t The number of the natives the part of the native authorities, is evinced an who manifest an earnest desire to attend the increasing disposition to carry forwards plans preaching of the gospel has greatly increased, favorable to the advancement of civilization-10 and is still increasing. Two chapels have been

show personal kindness to the missionaries—to opened at Tananarivo, also a place for stated

further their beneficent designs-lo allow, as alpublic worship at Ambohimandroso, distant some

ready hinted, the people 10 pursue their own miles from the city; all of which are well asend

convictions as to ihe truth and obligations of ed by apparently devout worshippers; among

Christianity; while, in reference to the people whom are many who have not participated of

themselves, it is gratifying to learn, that a spirit the religious advantages afforded in the mission of inquiry has been diffused among them, which schools. Besides the places of worship already promises to extend itself not only in the capital mentioned, several houses have been opened in and the surrounding country of the district in the beart of the capital for meetings for prayer,

which it stands, but likewise in all the adjacent and religious instruction and conversation; one

districts of the kingdom of Imerina. Persons or other of which meetings are held each eve

ore daily coming forward to be instructed in the ning of the week.

Christian faith-a marked and gratifying imThe number of schools has not been increased. || youths who have been instructed under the wing

provement has shown itself among the native but the missionaries are looking forward to a

of the mission, some of whom address their fela considerable extension of their operations in this important department. According to the last

low-countrymen on religious topics "with fluenredirns, the number of schools in connection of worship are filled with apparently sincere, at.

cy, copiousness, and earnesiness,"—the places with the mission was about sixty, and that of the entive, and devout worshippers or the true God scholars (who had much improved in their learning.) about 2,500. A distinguished officer in the

-a powerful impression appears to be made on native army, zealous in promoting the object of

them by the preaching of the gospel, the interthe mission, has established an evening school at

esting iopics of which give rise, from time 10 Tananarivo, where servants, and, indeed, every

lime, to improving conversations among

the

peoperson who desires to attend, may go and re

ple-while a goodly number exbibit such 'evi. ceive religious and other instruction. From

dence of intelligent and decided piety as affords,

in the opinion of the brethren, scriptural reason sixty to seventy persons attend this school,

to believe that the grace of God has been shed among which some have evinced great concern abroad in their hearts by the Holy Ghost. regard to their spiritual interests.

Thus, in the midst of a population said to comprise not less than four millions of souls, bas

the gospel of Christ been planted, and the *We are concerned to state, that letters from Madagascar, received since this article was set

preaching thereof attended with power. Large up, mention the revival of intestine war in that

congregations of hearers assemble statedly to

hear in Christian churches bave been formed, t From the further communicatione just received,

and a considerable number of the natives are It appears, that this number has been, subsequently,

seen walking in the fear of God, and in the king. greatly augmented.

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ment of the connlry, meanwhile, permitting the merated some of the nations of Europe, as the missionaries to pursue their various important | Ama-English, the Ama-Frenck, Ama-Spaniard, labors without interruption, and countenancing Ama-German, &c.; and, lo! in the night, all and even aiding them therein—The blessing of these nations visited the poor man; but as he God evidently resting on their work, and they had never had such a kind of dream besore, he themselves greatly animated and encouraged by looked upon it as something superualural. As the circumstances of the happy change which to his cunning, when I exhorted bin to seek God has taken place, and the cheermg prospect that by prayer, &c., be said that that was the very is spread out before them. Let all the meinbers thing he was desirous of doing; but, as his of the society, then, devoutly and thankfully ac memory was treacherous, he desired a present knowledge these manifestations of divine good- of ear-beads from the missionary which would ness-let them pray-let all who are looking for serve as a remembrancer of duty. Leaving this lhe coming of the spiritual kingrlom of Jesus kraal, we spent several oilsome hours in preachChrist prav-hat a prospect so bright may not ing to the people on the river Kolora; and when be obscured-that a light so cheering. amid muid-day was past, we travelled over the high darkness so profound, may not be extinguished; mountains 10 one still more difficult of access, but spread from village to village, and from called the Kwelera. Having crossed the river, province lo province, till every mountain and we rode up to a large kraal, and alighied withvale throughout this large and interesting island

out ceremony; telling the master of the kraal shall resound with the songs of Zion, and the that as we were both hungry and fatigued, and name and praise of the Redeemer be wafied, saw that they had plenty of corn, we had come with every breeze, along all its coasts. Amen. there for victuals and lodging for that night

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The people collected around us, and I preached; WASLEYAN SOCIETY'S MISSIONS SOUTH

after which many curious questions were asked AFRICA.

concerning the origin of evil. It has been often (From Missionary Notices.)

inquired by the Caffres, and now the inquiry was

renewed, "Why is it that the Almighty does not Caffraria.

kill Saian, since he was the first singer, and so Jan. 24, 1831. An exceedingly profitable make an example of him, and an end of sin a class-meeting in the evening. Every heart was

once?" Another wished to know whether God constrained io say, "luis good to be here." One

would not excuse bis wickedness in the day of of the natives having expressed her hope of judgment on account of ignorance, since he did finally entering into the kingdom of heaven, I

not know what the book said, and could not read asked her what she would say before God on

God's word. When divine light first begins to arriving thither. She wept much, and replied, | dawn upon a human spirit

, how numerous are that she really should not know what to say; but

the inquiries thai naturally present themselves! the Lord would then put words into her mouth to

O that they were always accompanied with a

sincere desire to know and to do the will of God! praise him. 14. The foundation stone of the new chapel | Kwelera, and jollowing its course cowzwards

Thursday.—Beginning at the upper part of the was laid. It was the anniversary of the Salem, or Methodist sellers, leaving England, under

towards the coast, I preached in all to two hupthe pastoral care of the Rev. William Shaw, in

dred and eighty souls; the largest number I have the year 1820. By that occurrence our society yel preached to in one day in Caffreland. These was introduced inio Alhany. It is not a degeo

were collected in eight different congregations. erate vine; but a fruitful scion of the parent | night. Just as we arrived, the doctor bad huish

A man was sick at the kraal where we slept that stem. During the eleven years that have intervened, God hath done much for his people. In ed his incantations, and was receiving his cothe colony he has granted them enlargement and

ward. With bim I had some sharp contentions, prosperity; and, beyond it, they have been made

Before we slept, one of the people came and a blessing to the heathen; their worthy pastor begged us to secure the door of our hut, lest the being the first Wesleyan missionary who entered

doctor should exert some baleful influence over Caffreland. The missionary meeting was held

us, as he had intercourse with the spirits of the in the evening

dead. Much as I lamented the ignorance of the March 1419. At night we were hospitably | people, I could not help reflecting on this glimentertained by an old man, named Kaic, who mering ray of traditionary light which still linindulged me with half his bed, namely, a mat yers amongst them, concerning the separate ex: spread upon the ground. Of course I kept as istence of ihe soul of man after his body is turned far distant from his greasy kaross as was consis to corruption. Friday. Rose at break of day tent with politeness; for a Christian ought to be without feeling any ill effects of the doctor's courteous even to a barbarian and I did not wish magic, and travelled down the river till we fell to appear to undervalue his intended kindness in with the people belonging to the tribes of Palo Wednesday.-- Before we deparied our host

and Hintza, under the care of the brethren Ay• gave us a proof both of the superstition and of lift and Young; for here the extremities of our The craft that are not unfrequently found amongst

three circuits meet. Being far from home, we the Caffres. As to the former, be stated that he now prepared 10 return, and arrived at Mount

Coke towards evening of the following day. La had had a remarkable dream in the night, which he thought augured something auspicious con

the course of the week, six hundred and eight cerning him. He had seen a number of men of

souls bave heard words whereby they may be

saved. various nations sitting with him in his but; and, as he saw them all very clearly, he thought thai 23. In company with hrother Young, visited somehow or other this hetokened happiness. Il Messrs. Brownlee and Kayser, of the London was easy, however, to account for the dream. / Society, at their station on the Buffalo River, While we were partaking of the basket of thick where we also mel, by appointment. Messrs

. milk which he set before us the preceding ere.

Ross and Benrie, of the Glasgow Society, to ning, this friendly man was very inquisitive consult on various matters relative to the Cafire About white people; and he listened while I enu-l language. Those excelent mer labor with mach

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diligence in the great work of translating the certain mysterious manner, had employed those holy Scriptures. It may be hoped that at nu articles to cause his people to sicken and die. very distant period the tribes of this part of However, the accused person came well oft; for, Africa will have the word of God in their own instead of being put to death, or burbed with hoi tongue.

stones, he only had to give the doctor a cow or Aug. 29. This evening, a poor, decrepit old

two, and slaughter an ox, to feed him and his woman came to us, nearly dead with hunger, 10

associates. The opposition I made to his craft, solicit food; the people of the kraal to which she cxempled the poor man from further punishment. belonged having driven her away, because she

The next day I preached on his kraal; and, was no longer able to plough the land, or bring

while assembling the people, the doctor himself honie wood and water. The very aged are al souglıl my friendship, and accosted me with the most always treated with barbarily in this coun

familiar appellation of umlingani waru, "my try, and looked upon as an incumbrance to all equal,” or “ny conpanion." But I said to hini, their friends, who either neglect or altogether

in the presence of all the by-standers, “Whal, abandon them. Last night she wandered to a

your companion! No, never the companion of kraal not far from us: but was driven away to

such a servant of the devil as thou art." He said lie in the open field, notwithstanding the inclem

no more; bui was offended, and refused to atteud ency of the weather. When I inquired whither

uie preaching. Six or eight of his friends tarried she intended to go, she replied, that she knew

willi him: all the rest of the people listened 10 not, but inust roam about till the wolves found

the word; and, after we rose up from prayer, I and destroyed her. And this she uttered with quietly went on my way. A man was sent 10 apparent indifference and unconcern. We gave

carry away the ulniti to some unknown place in her food, and inade provision for her necessi

the dead of night; and, after that, the doctor ties.

pronounced the master of the kroal clean, by Sept. 23__25. Itinerated on the Dubi and

which he was released from any further penalty Intyolora rivers, and preached to two hundred

and danger and forty persons. The first day I had no op

Dec. 5–10. Spent in itinerating on the upportunity of a sembling the people for religious

per part of the Xakoon, the Kobongu, and some instruction. For, as we descended the Dubi, on

Jesser streams; and preached in all to three hun. the opposite side of the river, we beheld a con

dred and seventy-two souls. My primary obo course of men and women dancing, and a doc- lject on the first day was to visit Umhala, son of for practising his arts of divination before them.

The late chief Tslambie, about thirty-five miles I rode straight to the place. The men and

distant from Mount Coke, who is dangerously women continued dancing and singing, and

ill. A considerable number of influential men clapping their hands, to inciie the discoverer of

were assembled at his kraal, and four native witchcraft to a vigorous discharge of his duty doctors were in attendance, who considered Sometimes he rushed through and through the themselves, on this occasion, personages of 10 ranks of the people, brandishing his assagais in a

small importance. I was denied entrance to the furious manner; at other times he leaped and

sick man's hut, until the doctors had been condanced, and put his body into various odd pos

sulted; and, after several messages to and fro, tures in front of them; and, when exhausted, they finally stated that a white man, from a disa closed each exertion with a short speech. I sat

tant palion, could not be allowed access to the

cbief. quietly down on the ground, between the doctor

When I had patiently waited for an hour and the multitude, carefully watching all their

and a half, some of the party asked me for the mangenvres; but my presence evidently discon

news of the colony. I replied, that I did not cerled bim, and excited various remarks amongst

know whether it were lawful for me to give them the people. The doctor had already discovered

news: they must first send and get permission the ubiti, as the bewitching matter is called, and

from the doctors. They looked at one another, a man was sitting before the assembly, charged

and laughed, perceiving that it was my design with the preservation of the said ubiti, till the

to ridicule some of their foolish customs, aid doctor should examine it, and declare its kind apologised for the prohibition, which, they said, and qualities. I had not sat long, however, be

could not be avoided. When the son was near fore he discovered that further search was un

setting. I rose up and went towards the chier's necessary, as he had brought out all and every

hut. One said, '“Return." I answered, “No, I thing that the evil-disposed person, who, in this

cannot return;" and, without furi her ceremony, instance, was said to be the master of the kraal,

went in. After tarrying with him a short space, bad employed in affect the people with sickness.

it was arranged that I should be allowed to visit The master of the kraal asserted his innocence

him the next day; which I did, with considerablo in rain: the doctor's accusation was sufficient

satisfaction. I would have excused him from proof of guilt

. I sharply reproved him for being kneeling, on account of his great weakness; but a liar, å murderer, and shedder of innocent

be made an effort, and continued on his knees blood in the land; and the people for being dup- l while we called on the name of the Lord. When ed by such a designing man; and then, walking

about to depart, he expressed much thankfulup to the ubuti, took it up, though composed of

ness to me, and his regret that he was not nearer rather unpleasant materials, and put it into my

the station, that he might more frequently hear

the word of God. porket. This raised a general cry of conster

(Mr. Shrewsbury's Journal. nation and displeasure. all exclaiming, "You must not do so; put it down again, put it down I cannot express what were my feelings on again." I said, "I shall not: I am going to ex entering Wesleyville: When our wagon was amine this stuff, and see of what it is made."! discovered approaching, the population of the Accordingly, I unclosed each of the three rolls; / village and neighboring kraals assembled and and, baving removed the outward cover of a greeted us, with such earnestness and kindness, piece of an old kaross, found that it consisted of as drew from our eyes foods of pleasurable pieces of stick, hurned nearly to charcoal, cow

The first entrance of brother Shepstone dung, and other filthy materials

. The doctor and myself

, with

our families, amongst this then related how the master of the kraal, in a " people, nearly eight years before was forcibly

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brought to my recollection. At the time we were and I was as a dumb man, that could not speak. received with a mixture of wonder, curiosity, || Truly this people are prepared of the Lord. I and joy; now, we were embraced as old friends I promised jo visit them as often as I could, with and bencfactors. Mrs. Shaw was hailed, which they were much pleased, and were very "Mother," and myself, "Father," by many a kind to me. Cattre longue. At our former entrance, we saw

(Mr. Shaw, Jan. 6, 1832. nothing but filthy Caftre karosses; but now many saluted us, who were neatly dressed in European clothing. Al the time all were heathens; but now not a few real disciples of our Lord gave us

DOMESTIC. "the right hand of lellowship.” When we first came hither, there was not a house in which we could lodge, but now a handsome village crowds the summit of the hill, flanked on the

AMERICAN HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY. northeast in a commanding situation, by the rising walls of a new stone chapel, building | The Home Missionary for September contains under the direction of my excellent successor brother Young

The following remarks of the Rev. R. S. Storrs, There has been a remarkable revival of religion, one of the secretaries of the A. H. M. S., reespecially amongst the young people, ai l'esleyville, into the particulars of which I shall not

specting the aid to be expected by that society enter, as brother Youny has doubtless transmitted from the New England states. them to you. There is at present a large number of promising candidates for baptism; and The moral strength of New England is by no while we were there, we witnessed the baptism means inconsiderable; but the surplus amount, of eighit fine young women, most of whom have what can be devoted to other states, I apprebend grown up on the station; two of them are is oiten and greatly overrated. What though daughters of chiefs.

we have a larger proportion of organized Cultivation of the land is receiving greatly | churches and congregations than are found on an increased attention at Wesleyville. Last year equal extent of territory, and amid an equal they obtained a most abundant harvest; and this amount of population in other stales-11 should year they have inclosed many acres of new be remembered that a very large proportion of land. Just as we were leaving, the chief Pato these are in a state of living dealli,"—that they brought me seventy rix dollars, that I miglie relied so long on the civil arm to sustain them, as therewith purchase a plough for bim in ihe 10 forget where their greal strength lay; and be. colony. This is, as far as I know, the first came enervated, paralyzed even to the heart, instance of the kind which has occurred in belore they were aware of danger. Five hui Catsreland. If the plough could be generally | dred missionaries are needed ai this very hour introduced amongst the natives, it would enable in New Eugland; and all of them could be most them to cultivate much more extensively, and usefully employed, if they could be obtained, be a great relief to

the poor women, who and the means of sustaining them secured. at present dig their fields with wooden spades. I will not, I cannot, plead for the comparative

Ai Graham's Town, the Lord is still with inaction of the New England churches.' It is a

Our congregations continue very large and I fuci-and it shall be siated with tenderness-mil attentive. The new chapel is very much must be stated with firmness 100; that they are wanted; but, like all large buildings in this not doing so much in the cause of home missions country, progresses very slowly. In Sep as they are able to do; and bound to do, by tember, we held the auniversary of our Sunday every consideration of philanthropy, patriotism, school;' hrother Palmer preached an appropriaie and Christian love. There is less thought, aud sermon on the occasion. The exaniination of said, and felt, and done will not say, than children gave unbounded satisfaction. The heaven requires_but less than reason and selfpresent total number of scholars is 392, being an interest demand; there is a holding back of sacincrease during the past year of 52. Such is the il rifice, and a cold questioning of duty, and a rehigh opinion entertained by the public of this luctance to effort, on this subject, ibat is more institution, that the subscriptions and collections | easily mourned over than accounted for. But in aid of its funds, bave this year amounted 10 after all, something has been done, more is upwards of fifty pounds sterling. The officers doing, and still more will be done, before they and teachers of 'ihe schools, greally commend will have any rest. I wish it may be distinctly themselves to the esteem of all who wish well to

understood, and deeply fell, that what Massachuthe rising generation, by their zeal and perse setts, and her sister states in New England, are verance in the good work.

doing for themselves, has as powerful a bearing [Mr. Shaw, Dec. 9, 1831. on the spiritual interests of the west, as what About six weeks ago, I visited the Corannas; they are doing directly to plant the gospel bethey are about foriy miles distant. In thai yond the Alleghianies. Every church that we neighborhood, including Bechuanas, I should plant, or save and build up, cast of the Hudson, think the population amounts to 2.000. They forms a new fountain, whence will issue streams are very anxious to hear the gospel. They

to make glad the western valleys, so long as the asked the reason why they could not get a mis son and moon shall endure. We need to be sionary; they said, “Missionaries are going far quickened, and stimulated 10 greater efforts; and beyond us, but they come not to us. We have we hope in God, that two years will not pass been promised a missionary, but we can get away, before New England will double the cours none. God has given us plenty of com, but we

tributions of auy former year, 10 the general are perishing for want of instruction. Our peo cause of home missions. Bul let the moral ple are dying every day: we have heard there strength of New England be fairly estimated is another life after death; but we know nothing.ferst—and then let her be put up to dhe full paine of it." These remarks were most affecting to me, Il of her duty.

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dent call addressing itself to the Baptists of the United States, to arise and build within the walls

of their own Jerusalem. Not only are the cir. The following are extracts from an address to cumstances of the field before them rich, in opthe Baptist churches in the United States by the portunities of good, but those of the past year Executive Committee of the society, in respect to

have been full of encouragement to hope. "The

spirit which has youchsaled such a measure of the valley of the west.

success to the mission in Burmah, seems working The Baptists, as a denomination, wield at this also its reflex influence upon the doinestic chario moment an immense amount of influence over

ties and zeal of those churches in America, this large and most important region. In this

whose labors and prayers have gone forth to the

aid of the heathen. In the revivals of religion, field their range of moral power equals, if it does

wherewith God has favored our own and other
not exceed, that committed to any other of the
various divisions of the Christian boss. Our churches of Christ, we read another most urgent

incitement to larger exertions.
churches class among their hearers, at least one
sixth of the population of this far-spreading terri-

In all that is thus said, of the wide and rich

feld of missionary labor in the west, it is not intory. Nominally or really, this rast number of immortal spirits is already, more or less, under

tevded to palliate or forget the fart, that in many the influence of those who are designated as Bap: | country a similar destitution, the more hopeless,

of the older states there exists in portions of the tist preachers. From circumstances, to which it were needless to refer, ministers of our senti

as it has been more lasting and less involuntary; ments find less resistance from public opinion, The only bounds to our efforts in this cause must

hut which must be alike regarded and supplied. and meet less the collision of inherited preju

be the limits of our land and the cessation of its dices, than other evangelical denominations who may go thither, publishing the same message of spiritual wants.

We trust, that the indirect fruits of a zealous That, for influence thus thrown upon us, we

pursuit of this great object may prove many and are not the less responsible; that we may not

priceless. To bring into the labors of love, venture to cast it from us, or in use it wastefully

which our foreign missions present, the prayers, or carelessly, is a truth no Christian can doubi.

The wealih, the influence and the hearts of our While we hail, with true delight, the preaching western brethren; to superadd to the ties of a of the gospel by all of every name, that “hold the

common discipline, the more lasting union of Hend,' though ihey 'follme not with us,' we are

common sentiments and harmonious feeling; to yet hound not to bury the talent of influence or

substinte, for an extemal uniformity of practice of illumivation our Lord has granted us; and

in Christian ordinances, the internal "unity of while the ignorant are perishing for lack of Christian Truth and Christian holiness, by seeking

the spirit in ihe hond of peace;" to advance krowledge, we are not to turn away from their

the favor of that "God who is not the anthor of try, and transfer to others the supply of that destitution which has directed to us its earliest confusion, but of peace in all the churches of the appea!. We hold our place in the family of ll Saints;” 10 inherit the promise which assures Christian effort but hy contributing our share to

those who devise liberal Ibings" that "hr liberal its cares, its toils and its sarrifices. Even the

Things they shall stand;" to bring our own belov. truth of the gospel may become farnished and

ed country more under the dominion of Him, powerless in our hands, if it remain unemployed:

who alone can give wisdom to her counsels, for truth itself may be made an idol, if dissevered

create "upon all her glory a defence," and im from the love of ihe truth; and that love, which

part safety and durability to her prosperity, are the truth as it is in Jesus' produces, will lead 10

objects of no mean moment. the energetic and the diligent, the conscientious

AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY. and the persevering dissemination of that eternal verity which affords at the same time its contin A gentleman in New York city has given two ual nutriment and its mightiest weapon.

Thousand dollars towards establishing a High In the circumstances, therefore, of our country and of the Christian world, there is an evil, School in Liberia, for the benefit of the colony.

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ries, until I had decided on the subject, it was not known that any support could be obtained in

our country. I bless God, that notwithstanding THERE are among yon, brethren, some who all that opposed, I was enabled to decide as 1 have not yet decided whether it be their duty 10 did. I verily believe it will he matter of jny to go to the heathen or pot. To such, I can say,

me through eternity.

Should you make the beloved brethren, I know how to sympathise same decision, breihren, I have no doubt you with you. Such, for a long time, was the will find the same satisfaction in it. anxious stale of my own mind on the same suba But you are not decided. Each of you anxject

. But now it astonishes me, to think that iously inquires, “Lord, what wilt thou have me so long hesitated on a subject so plain. Il

to do? Shall I go to the heathen?" Here histowas no doubt my sin, though perhaps somewhat rical inquiries and geographical knowledge are extenuated hy circumstances which no longer of lite avail. The decision must be made in exist. When my mind was first exercised on the view of one single command, and one single fact. subject, I knew of but one in the country, who

Jesus Christ, the God of our salvation, has comthought of becoming a missionary to the heathen; manded his disciples to “go into all the mand, and he has not as vel, to my knowledge, engagi.

and preach the gospel to every creature." This ed in the work. Besides, through all my inqui- " is the command." But even at this day, there we

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