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ters, I am thankful to God that I know I have a me that shortly before her partner died, he got soul; the word of God has taught me this, and I up, and by the help of his staff be walked into wish to be more grateful to the society which the midst of his hut; he then called his children sent it. The society has been very powerful to around him, and most affectionately warned and send the gospel so far: I hope God will help, and exhorted them. Before he concluded, he said, it shall yet be more powerful. What do we see "The staff of Christ is in my hand, on this I rest: to-day? I never thought of seeing a chairman no man can ever take it from me.” Soon after from a far country sitting here amongst us; but this he breathed his last, leaving a blessed testiGod is almighty, and Jesus the son of Mary mony behind of the power of the gospel. shall yet do greater things. I love him, I love And now you will join with me in the beautiful Jesus: yes, as sure as I am standing here, Ilanguage of the sweet singer of Israel, and say, know I love him. Jesus loved us; he died for -"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, us on the cross; he shed his blood for us; he who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed helps iis in all our difficulties; he has helped me. be bis glorious name for ever: and let the whole We see great things to-day. Who amongst us earth be filled with his glory! Amen and amen!" ever thought of seeing such a church as this on Lily Fountain? Who ever thought of seeing our old teacher again? Here he is, now sitting amongst us. Who ever thought of secing so
Tuníted Brethren. many teachers here? Yet all our teachers preach the same gospel: yes, though there are many teachers, the word is the same—ibe prayer is the same-the school is the same.
Extracts from the Diary kept at Fredericks.
thal. Mr. Shaw proceeds
are taken from the United There were so many persons to speak in the Brethren's Intelligencer. morning, that the meeting was adjourned till the afternoon. In the evening, brother Edwards July 10, 1829. Four heathen men arrived was engaged in receiving subscriptions: the lit- here from the eastern coast. They reported, tle children were running with their pence, while that six boats full of heathen were on their way their parents and others offered sheep, goats, to us, to trade with our people. They were, as grain, &c. Having known this people in their usual, extremely ignorant; and though our heathenish state more than fourteen years ago, I Greenland brethren endeavored to make them have had a fair opportunity of seeing the mighty | attentive to the concerns of their souls, their anchange produced amongst them by the preaching swers showed that they were quite indifferent on of the everlasting gospel. Their beautiful fields the subject. They, however, expressed their of corn, which are now ripening for the harvest, l) wish to go to heaven, which gave our people an speak á language which all may understand. | opportunity of explaining, upon what conditions They say, "Godliness is profitable for all things. their cternal happiness depended. Behold, here be maketh the hungry to dwell, thai 27. We celebrated our arrival here, five they may prepare a city for babiiation, and sow
years ago, with thanks and praise. Ob! what the fields, and plant vineyards." &c. The trees has the Lord done for us since that time! On of several years' growth, which are now adorned our arrival, we saw nothing but naked rocks, in their summer dress, and many of them laden and no living creature but a solitary raven. with the choicest fruit, point to the words of the
We now see iwo European houses, and a conprophet: “The wilderness and solitary place gregation of upward of three hundred dwelling shall be glad for them." The new chapel lately around us. finished by brother Edwards, which I doubt not 28. We had a visit from Mr. Mathieson, a will stand when this generation shall have passed merchant, and Mr. Wahl, a botanist, on their re. away, reminds the observer of that promise, turn from the eastern coast. They related many "They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount singular circumstances regarding iheir dangerous Zion, which cannot be moved, but abideth for vovage, and left us, on the following day, for
The different groups of Namacquas Julianerhaab. of their report we will mention bending their course towards the house of praver the following. During their four months' pas. on the morning of the Sabbath, and frequently / sage, they encountered great danger among the singing the praises of God, while they ascendice, and proceeded no farther than Ice-bay, the holy hill, reminds one of the following de- | cight days' voyage from hence. This bay, or fightful prophetic description: "And many peo- | fiords, is in the 620 degree of north latitude, ple shall go and say, Come ye and let us go up equal to that of Frederickshaab, and near the to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the 50-called Frobisher's straits. The travellers asGod of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, sured us, that, farther east, there was nothing to and we will walk in his paths; therefore, they be seen but the most frightful ice-bliniks, high shall come and sing in the height of Zion.” The pointed rocks cased with ice, along which the peace and good wil} which prevail at this institu
castern heathen pass with their boats, but never tion, and reign among all classes of people, is to before they have made an offering of skins, me an evident accomplishment of the highly fig- || beads, and pearls, &c., with a view to obtain the urative prophecy of Isaiah,
"The wolf also favor of the Torngarsuk. Here the two gentleshall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall men parled with their conductor, lieutenant lie down with the kid,” &c. The support which Graah, who even sent his European servant back several have experienced on quitting this vale of with them, and proceeded alone on the expeditears, and the confidence which they have man- tion, with one Greenland boat; the heathen ifested in the promises of the gospel, are an ex- || earnestly advising him to make the aforesaid citement to pray—“Let me die the death of the offerings. The servant related, that the whole righteous." &c. A poor widow, with whose hus coast was a continued range of steep rocks, band I was formerly well acquainted, informed with only here and there a point of land stretch
ing out to the sea, but so steep, that they were Nov. 6. About this time, many of our Green-
impressive discourse, to the following effect Nathaniel assured us, that though the heathen “My dear countrymen, whenever I am called reported that a great number of Greenlanders upon to speak to you, I am ready to tremble lived farther north, there could not be more than with a sense of my unworthiness; but I remem100 or 200 living upon all that inhospitable coast. ber the mercy our Savior showed to me, and Famine may be the means of bringing them that he has commanded us to make known to within the sound of the gospel, and they them each other, what he has done and suffered for selves say, that they mean to be convericd; but I know that he became man for me; that one of our old brethren, who lived long amongst for me he went to the garden of Gethsemane, them, declared that they had no desire to hear wept and prayed, and his sweat was, as it were, the word of God. Meanwhile, we hope that great drops of blood falling down to the ground; Nathaniel's earnest and powerful exhortations for me he died. Why did he suffer thus? Oh! may not have been withoui effect.
forget not that it was to deliver us all from the Aug. 5. We collected and dried the grass
power and curse of sin; therefore do not sin obtained from our land. Our live stock consists against his mercy, for he calls you to eternal of five goats, and seven fowls, which seem to
happiness," &c. thrive well.
In the course of the year 1829, 14 children
have been born at Fredericksthal, two of whom Sept. 1. A sick heathen widow was visited by brother Kleinschmidt. She earnestly request- l departed before baptism; 19 adult heathen were ed baptism, and appeared truly awakened, and I baptised, and seventeen persons admitted to the desirous of experiencing the grace of our Savior. holy communion; two couples were married;
seven baptised, and five unbaptised adults, deShe declared, that she oughi long ago to have yielded to conviction, having, while still among
parted this life. The congregation of Greenthe heathen, had a dream that she had seen three
landers at this place consisted, at the close of the Europeans enter her tent, and exhort her to turn
year, of 271 baptised adults and children; of
whom 119 are communicants. To these, if to God; but she had neglected it from year to
seventy-nine heathen who reside with be year, and now repented continuing so long in her heathen state. 'Her tent was so low, that we
added, the whole number of souls under our had to creep into it, and during the service, the
care will amount to 350; 36 more than at the
close of 1828. congregation stood without; but, even in this
Jan. 19. We celebrated the anniversary of miserable hut, the presence of the Lord was
the Greenland mission, and had the pleasure to most sensibly' felt; when, after a suitable dis
receive 10 persons as candidates for the comcourse and
poor inmate was baptised, || munion, and to confirin 10 others for the first and called Christina.
participation, which is the largest number since 7. Three boats full of heathen arrived; and ihe formation of this settlement. Among the latthe next day, twenty of these people came and ter were three young women, whe, ever since begged us to take down their names, declaring their baptism, have shown remarkable diligence their intention to forsake all their heathenish cus and devout attention to the word of God. They toms, and to seek to know our Savior. To all have likewise learned to read well, and are usethat we said to them, they returned answers ful in the congregation as readers. which raised our compassion. “We are igno Feb. 7. Six heathen were baptised, and six adrant," they said, "and understand nothing; but milled among the candidates. The Greenlanders desire to live here, and to learn the way of sal were about this time particularly successful in vation." They were informed of the rules to be their fishery. observed by ihe inhabitants of this place, and all 13. In speaking with the baptised, we had promised to obey them.
cause to tbark the Lord for the proofs of his 15. Brother De Fries arrived here in safely, grace, manifested amongst them. Among the with 976 pieces of timber, sent from Copenhagen, four persons confirmed on the 19th, was a young toward the building of our church; which we woman, who, as a heathen, had been remarkably consider a proof of the mercy and protection of wild and profligate,
but, ever since her baptism, our heavenly Father.
she has been very quiet and attentive to every
kind of Christian instruction. After her con the proclamation of his gospel, and the adminisfirmation, she exclaimed, “Oh, how could I be tration of the holy sacraments, according to the so blind and so wicked? I am truly ashamed institution of our Lord Jesus Christ; and we lay before the Lord; and notwithstanding I deserved its foundation in the name of the Father, and of to be cut off, he has had mercy upon a wretch the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, on the 5th like me!" She truly rejoices in her Savior. One April, 1830. of the brethren had been rowing the whole night [Here follows a doxology from the Litany of in his kayak, with a seal in tow. He said, “llow the Brethren's church, with a particular reference could I stay where I was? My soul hungers to the mercy of God, displayed toward the inand thirsts alter the Lord and his communion." habitants of Greenland.]
27. In the morning service, the assistant, •Whereas, according to the gracious counsel Nathaniel, spoke to the following effect:-- My of God, Ilans Egede was the first Danish misa brethren, I am not worthy to speak to you; but it sionary to Greenland in 1721; he was followed, is as if the Lord said to me, 'As you have so in 1733, by the brethren Christian David, Matlong served sin, you shall now not sit idle, but thew Siach, and Christian Stach, who began to serve me; for I have forgiven your innumerable establish a mission in this country at New offences, and you shall tell others that they may Herrnhut. In 1768 the brethren Matthew Stach, receive forgiveness of their sins, if they will Jens Raven, and Peter llaven, formed a second come to me, and believe in my words.' Lihere-settlement at Lichtenfels; and, in 1774, the fore am glad to speak to you of your Savior, brethren John Soerensen and John Gotfried though I know thai I am a sinful mortal; but he! Grillich, a third at Lichtenau. Fifiy years aller, has borne all my sins on the tree, and his blood viz. in 1824, the brethren John Conrad Kleinschcan cleanse from all sin and unrighteousness. | midt, his wife, Christina, and the single brethren Therefore, come to him, and consider what he John Frederick Baus and Arnold de Fries, estabhas done and suffered for you. He is continually lished the mission at Fredericksthal, by permisreminding you of what it cost him to redeem sion of Frederick VI., king of Denmark. On your souls; and if we still remain indifferent the first of September, the firstling of this flock, about it, and neglect to obey him, we commit Samuel Ivenak, was baptised into the death of new sins, crucity him afresh, and do despite to Jesus.' the Spirit of gruce. Therefore, avoid giving Aller the singing of a few verses, and proway to sin, and fly to him for preservation nouncing the blessing, brother Kleinschmidi de. against il," &c.
livered the box to brother de Fries, who placed
it within the foundation-stone. Brother KleinschFoundation of a New Church-Origin of the midt, then, kneeling upon the stone, offered up Mission,
prayer and supplication, dedicating this house lo
the service of the Lord. The ceremony was Scarcely any thing can exceed the warmth, closed by singing a short hymn, and the chant, cheerfulness, and simplicity of the following de
“Praise the Lord all ye heatheri! Praise him all ye scription by the Brethren of the ceremony of laying the corner stone of their new church, on the 5th of April. The beauty of the description is
after which the congregation was dismissed with
the blessing. greatly enhanced by a thought of the cold and We were glad to have our whole congregation donely regions where the scene occurred. with us on this solemn occasion, except two
brethren, who could not arrive in time. The The Greenland congregation had been pre service was attended with a remarkable percep; viously informed, that, on the first fine day, we tion of the presence of our God and Savior, and purposed, God willing, lo perform the above les a sensible impression upon the minds of the ceremony, which should be made known to them Greenlanders present, by the blowing of some hymn lunes on wind insiruments very early in the morning. The 5th
Letter from Brother De Fries. of April being ushered in with a beautiful sunrise, all arose at the sound of the instruments, The letter from which the extract is taken is and' in a short time, small and great appeared, dated April 181h, 1830. It exhibits much of the dressed in their neatest apparel, in devout expectation of the blessing of the Lord upon this spirit of a missionary. festival.
The old meeting-place could hardly contain Oh how thankful ought we to be lo our grathe number of hearers. The service commenc
cious Lord, for having led us by his good provied with a hymn of praise, and that well known dence to the place where we ai present reside.
What a comfort it is to know that we have in verse,
heaven a counsellor and friend, as wise as he is "The Lord has ever to his fock,
merciful! To be guided with his eye, to lean Kept without separation,' &c.
upon his arm, and io depend steadfasily upon his
divine word and promise; truly this is the highest after which, in a short address, the aim of our wisdom to which we can attain, the only unermeeting was explained, and the congregation ring polar star by which we can steer our course exhorted to praise the Lord for the mercies he through this world. Many are the experiences had bestowed upon them. We then went in which we make of this truth during procession to the place appointed for building, this distant and desolate region. A servant of where part of the litany was prayed, and a short Christ must here learn to walk softly, and to live discourse delivered; after which, the following humbly with his God. If he would aim at any document was read aloud, previous to its being thing higher, he becomes an object of scorn and deposited in the foundation-stone; As the house ridicule. Is he anxious to have justice done him, of God is to be a house of prayer for all nations, where can he find a judge! Does he appear in we dedicate this building to the glory of God, for I fine clothing, it is admired at his expense. Is he
our service in
tempted to make account of his good works, who | lions made to it for aid becoming more pressing,
the labors of the society more abundant, its pe-
the first of December, the society expended sues his appointed course with patience, exerts
$31,283, while its receipts from all scources exhimself to the utmost of his ability without ever cept loans, amounted to only $23,271; leaving a forgetting that he is a poor sinner and an un
deficiency of $8,011.
A meeting was called in the city of New York and attractive, were it not exposed so frequently on the 6th of December, to devise means for reto violent storms. There are indeed several lieving the society from its embarrassment, at circumstances which are productive of incon
which addresses were made and a subscription
Facilities and Fields of Usefulness.
The following paragraphs are taken from the
The society has great facilities for extensive
usefulness. Five hundred and seventy evangelDOMESTIC.
ical publications, in six languages, from the small child's tract to the Rise and Progress, Pilgrim's Progress, the Call to the Unconverted, and the
Saint's Rest, are stereotyped; of which more AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY. than 20,000,000 have already been circulated,
and blessed in an eminent degree, in the conThe society met in the capitol at Washington, | version of sinners to God. In all our principal with a large audience, January 16th. In the ab. towns auxiliaries are formed, and depositories sence of Charles Carroll, Esq. the president of commenced; missionaries are penetrating hea
then countries, and opening the way of access the society, Gen. C. F. Mercer, of Virginia, one
to them; and nothing is wanting, by the blessing of the vice presidents took the chair. Delegates of God, but one united movement from the were present from numerous state and branch so friends of evangelical truth, to send these messacieties. Letters were read from Mr. Madison, I ges of grace, without deloy, to every family of
our nation, and to millions in other lands who Judge Marshall, and La Fayette, expressing are perishing for lack of knowledge. their favorable views of the society and deep
These facilities of usefulness the committee interest in its success. The annual report was
cannot but regard as a most sacred and respon
sible trust, received from the great Head of read by the secretary, Rev. R. R. Gurley. I the Church; especially when they consider Resolutions were offered by Gen. Vance of Ohio, that it is a first principle of his gospel that it Mr. Archer of Virginia, and Mr. Bates and Mr. is to be sent to those who have it not, who never
will seek to obtain it, and will die unblest with Everett of Massachusetts, all members of Con
its saving influences, unless their spiritual wants gress; and by Mr. Lear, Gen. Jones of the dis are "sought out," and it is carried and tendered trict of Columbia, Rev. Mr. Bacon, and Prof. to them by the hand of Christian benevolence. Fitch of New Haven, Ct. and Rev. W. Colton, of the navý. Messrs. Bacon, Everett, and Ar
After noticing the extensive fields open in this
country, the society proceeds to notice those cher addressed the meeting at considerable
which solicit its aid in foreign lands.
But wide and interesting as are the openings for
usefulness in our own country, they can scarcely opposer, had become a friend of the society. be deemed more attractive than those in foreign
An abstract of the report will be given here- || lands. The committee have, from the pen of the aster.
late lamented Mr. Evarts, an estimate made on
a careful examination, and connected with a AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY.
statement of the facts on which it is based, that Special Meeting for promoting its objects.
$1,500 annually is needed for tract operations
at the missionary station in Bombay, among not While the fields of usefulness opened before far from 12,000,000 who speak the Mahratta lanthis society have been extending, and solicita- ''guage; $1,000 at Ceylon, among 11,000,000 VOL. XXVIII.
who speak in Tamul; $1,500 at the Sandwich Give us a writing that tells about Jesus
pagan lands? Or can they withhold the still larger truth before we die.' Others come from the in
sum necessary to plant and sustain 30 laborious terior of the country, where the name of Christ) agents in appropriate fields extending over all is a little known. “Are you Jesus Christ's man? the more destitute portions of our owu country?
The religious mendicants and common beg.
gars of India form a much larger portion of the In no respect, perhaps, do heathen countries dif- population than those of other countries. To
account for this, we have only to look at the nufer more strikingly from those where Christianity merous ceremonies and superstitions of this peo prevails, than in the extreme poverty and wretch-ple. Has a man to take a journey to any sacred edness which they every where exhibit. Not only place for the good of his soul?" he will, in or
der to receive ihe benefits of that pilgrimage, do we not look to them for any of the higher efforts || call together the beggars, and most liberally supof mind, but we find the people almost destituteply all their wants. Has he to engage in any of industry, energy of character, skill, foresight, its results? he will do the same thing; and when good husbandry, and mutual confidence. The offerings are made to the gods, it is a most famass of the people in every heathen country are vorable time for the beggars; as on those occanot only servile and debased in their morals, but sions large quantities of food are always to be
obtained. On the birth of a child, the Brahmiserably poor and destitute of the comforts of
mins and beggars go to the house of the happy life. In the district of Jaffna, in the island of || father, and have their wants relieved; especially Ceylon, it is estimated that one third of the popu. I thirty-second day, when the child's head is shay.
if the little stranger is a boy. On the twelfth or lation are beggars. The statement here given of
ed for the first time, whole troops of the lame, the their character, and of the arts with which they blind, the deaf, the dumb, and the fatherless, may make their solicitations for aid, are taken from | be seen moving towards the place. In the sixth the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, for which / month, when rice is first given to the child, these they were furnished by Mr. Roberts, a mission-place. Many are the blessings pronounced, and
importunate visiters again occupy the same ary at Point Pedro, in Ceylon.
right wonderful are the predictions of the future