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In eutering upon the responsible and arduous work thus devolved upon them, the Secretaries are sustained and encouraged by the assurance that they will be remembered continually in the prayers, and have the active co-operation, of the patrons and friends of the Board of every class and name. With these aids, and abstaining from other engagements incompatible with the faithful discharge of their trust, and keeping aloof from the divisions of every kind that may exist among those evangelical Christians by whom the missions of the Board are sustained, and devoting themselves, as health and strength shall admit, to the prosecution of the great work to which they are set apart, they indulge the hope that they will be permitted to share, with their revered predecessors, and others similarly enployed, the blessedness of contributing directly and efficiently to the spread of civilization and Christianity through the world.
0RDINATIONS OF Mission ARI Es.
MR. John Fleming, lately of the Theological Seminary, Princeton, was ordained as a missionary by the Huntingdon Presbytery, at Lewis own, Pa. October 24th. The sermon was preached by Rev. Robert McCachren, from Isaiah lzii. 2.
Mr. Henry R. Wilson, recently of the Theological Seminary, Princeton, was ordained as a missionary, at Shippensburg, Pa., by the Presbytery of Carlisle, October 9th. The sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. DeWitt, of Harrisburg.
DEPARTURE OF Mission ARI Es. For Missions among the Indians.
Rev. Asher Bliss, of Thetford, vi., recently from the Andover Theological Seminary, with his "ife of the same place, commenced their journey for the Cattaraugus mission in the western part of the state of New York, about the 10th of October, where they will take the place of Mr. Thayer, former teacher and catechist at that Place, who, owing to his health and the circumstances of his family, has asked to be released from service next spring. Mr. Matthias Joslyn, of Waitsfield, Vt., and Mrs. Joslyn and Miss Relief Thayer of Thetford, Miss Esther Smith of Royalton, and Miss Jerusha Johnson of Albany, N. Y., commenced their journey, by the way of Lake Erie and the Ohio river, for different missions among the Indians, about the 15th of October. Miss Thayer is exdepartment. The cares and labors of the last two yeafs (for Dr. Cornelius did not live to enter topon the discharge of his duties at the Missionary Rooms.)
have been greater than two persons can possibly Bustain,
pected to join Mr. and Mrs. Bliss at Cattaraugus, as teacher of the school. Miss Smith and Miss Johnson, are expected to stop, one at Dwight and the other at Fairfield, among the Arkansas Cherokees; and Mr. and Mrs. Joslyn are expected to proceed to the Union mission to take charge of the schools at that place. Mr. Joslyn was formerly teacher of the boys' school at Mayhew, among the Choctaws. Rev. Henry R. Wilson, of Shippensburg, Pa., recently of the Theological Seminary, Princeton, embarked at New York, November 1st, for New Orleans, whence he will proceed up the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, to join the missionaries among the Arkansas Cherokees. Rev. John Fleming, of Brown's Mills, Mifflin county, Pa., lately of the Princeton Theological Seminary, embarked at New York for New Orleans, November 6th, whence he will proceed by the same route with Mr. Wilson to the settlements of the Creek Indians, between the Arkansas and Verdigris rivers.
For the Mediterranean.
Rev. William M. Thomson, Rev. Elias Riggs, and Asa Dodge, M.D., with their wives, sailed from Boston, on the 30th of October, in the brig Garnet, for the Mediterranean mission. Doct. Dodge is a graduate of Bowdoin college, and a liceused preacher, and is a native of Newcastle, Me. Mr. Thomson is from Springdale, Ohio, and received his theological education at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He and Doct. Dodge will join the mission in Syria. Mr. Riggs is from Mendon, N. J., and the Andover Theological Seminary, and is destined to the mission in Greece.
The Instructions of the Prudential Committee were delivered to them by Mr. Anderson on the evening of October 24th, in presence of a large congregation in Park-street church, accompanied with appropriate religious exercises, and an address to the missionaries by the Rev. Eli Smith, a member of the mission now in this country. The subject of Mr. Smith's address was, The trials of missionaries. It has since been published,
For the Sandwich Islands.
Rev. Lowell Smith, of Heath, Mass., from the Auburn Seminary, Rev. Benjamin W. Parker, of Reading. Mass., from the Andover Seminary, and Mr. Lemuel Fuller, printer, of Attleborough, Mass., having been designated, with the wives of the two former, to the Sandwich Islands mission, a passage was engaged for them in the ship Mentor, to sail from New London about the middle of November. The Instructions of the Prudential Committee were delivered by Mr. Anderson, on Sabbath evening, November 11th, in the congregational church of New London. The audience was one of the largest ever convened in that city, and the season one of eleep interest. Besides appropriate religious exercises, in which the Rev. Mr. Diell, who was to embark in the same ship as chaplain to the seamen at the Sandwich Islands, and the Rev. Mr. Vaill, of East Lyme, took part, the missionaries were addressed by the Rev. Mr. McEwen of New London, and the choir sang the following missionary hymn—composed by a young gentleman recently connected with the Theological Seminary at Andover, and set to music by a gentleman of Boston. Yes, my native land, I love thee, All thy scenes I love them west; Friends, connections, happy country! Can I bid you all farewell?
Can I leave you— Far in heathen lands to dwell?
Ware, October 16th.
Massachusetts-The Auxiliary of Brook field and Vicinity held its annual meeting.” 5th. The report was read; after which addresses were delivered by Rev. Daniel Crosby, deputation from the Board, Rey. Mr. Horton, and Rev. R. S. Storrs-Rey. Micah Stone, Secretary: Allen Newell, Esq. Todo"; Cox orcticut.-The Western Auriliary." Fairfield County held its 8th annual meeting at New Canaan, October 9th. A report wo read by the Treasurer and another by the Seo. tary. Addresses were delivered by Rev. Mann, Rev. Samuel Merwin, and other genile. men, members of the auxiliary. The following resolution was adopted unanimously: “Resolred, that this society in humble to liance upon God's blessing, do pledge to * cause of foreign missions, for the year ensuing." sum not less than one housand dollars." This is nearly twice the sum raised by so auxiliary the present year.—Rev. Theophilus Smith, New Canaan, Secretary, Matthew Mao vin, Esq. Willon, Treasurer. - - MAINE.—The Auriliary Foreign Missio Society of Lincoln County held its last annual meeting at Thomaston, on the 21st of Augu". Rev. Mr. Clark, of wells, was present as adole: gation from the Board. The following resolution was submitted, and unanimously adopted by the society: “Resolred, That this auxiliary deem it expe. dient and desirable that foreign missionary asso ciations, male and female, be organized in the several congregational societies, in this county, within the present year; and that the clergymen connected with this auxiliary be responsible for carrying this resolution into effect, in their respective societies, within the time specified.'
of 520 Bibles, to be distributed by the missiona