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1832

Remarks,

Names. Age.
Names.

Remarks.
James,
24 Laborer.

Charles A. Goodrich, 16 Nat. preach., Oodooville.
Chellally,

40
Do.

Thomas Adams, 16 Laborer.
35 Wife of Catheraman. Michael B. Latimer,
Anthachy,

19 Reader, Tillipally.

Edward Warren, 14 Seminary.
Aug. 11, 1822.
Philip,
29

Tirdaverasingam, 35 Panditeripo schoolmaster,
Nov. 3, 1822.

Paradanthy,

20 Reader, Tillipally.
Catheraman,
36 Excom. Farmer.

Nov. 12, 1826.
Dec.
1822.

Joseph,

61 Fisherman. Julia Ann Prime, 19 Wife of D. G. Gautier,

Elizabeth,

55 Manepy.
Feb. 9, 1823.

Dec. 3, 1826.
Candan,
30 Farmer,

Chinnatamby, 20 Panditeri po schoolmaster
May 4, 1823.
Susanna Anthony,
15 Excommunicated.

March 11, 1827.
Sedumperapully,

18

Do.
July 6, 1823.

do.
Aralena,

22 Wife of F. Malleappa. Maria Scudder, 12 Panditeripo.
Died April 17, 1831.

April 1, 1827.
Pettachy,
23 Wife of Solomon.

John,

22 Oodooville.
Valachy,
22 Died Nov. 30, 1825.

Sarah,

Do.
Jan. 18, 1824.

July 19, 1827.
Parenn,
30 Laborer.

Saythe,

Wire of Catheraman. Feb. 1, 1824.

Mootta pully,

17 Laborer.
Levi Bebee,

13 Tea. of Eng., Batticalow, Aug. 23, 1827.
Catheraman,
30 Reader at Mauepy.

Wiseborn Volk, 13 Seminary.

Lawrence Methuen, 19
April 21, 1824.

Do.
18 Excommunicated,
Smith Bloomfield,

Solomon Williams, 14 Do.
Timothy W. Coe, 12 Reader, Panditeripo. Dewasagayam,

24 Reader, Tillipally.
July 4, 1824.

Aservatham,

45 Tillipally schoolmaster. Charles Hodge, 26 Catechist, Tilipally. Chinnatamby,

50 Do.
July 18, 1824.

Jan. 24, 1828.
Nathaniel Willis, 18 Excommunicated.

Asa McFarland, 22 Govt interp., Mulative.
Oct. 1824.

Abraham,

36 Tillipally schoolmaster. Aservatham, 20 Govt, interp., Manar. Isaac,

23 Farnier. Jan. 20, 1825.

Jacob,

29 Laborer.
Andrew,
65 Fisherman.

Jacob Crane,

16 Seminary.
Aroolampalam, 35 Farmer,

Sylvester Parsee, 15
Peter,

40 Died Nov. 30, 1825. John Adams, 14 Seminary.
Vatan,

26 O dooville schoolmaster. Joseph Champlain, 14 Do.
Casenatlan,
45 Farmer.

Lincoln Ripley, 13 Do.
Azel Backus, 13 Reader, Tillipally.

William Hopton, 18 Panditeripo schoolmaster.
William Banker, 13 Died Jan. 14, 1826.

Catherasen,

82
Do.

do.
David Brainerd, 18 Died Jan. 23, 1827.

Soovapai,

65 Odooville schoolmaster. Claudius Buchanan, 12 Seminary.

Tamban,

38 Reader, Manepy.
Joseph Clay,
13 Do.

Sarah,

37 Wife of Philip.
William Combs,
16 Died Dec. 14, 1827.

June 8, 1828.
Elias Cornelius,
16 Laborer.

Taman,

60 Laborer. Jeremiah Day,

16 Indefinitely suspended. June 22, 1828. Timothy Dwight, 20 Teach. Eng., prepar.sch. Nathaniel,

24 Catechist, Oodooville. Justin Edwards, 15 Sup. of schs, Pollit Pedro,

Matthew,

45 Manepy. James Girdwood, 12 Seminary,

Philip,

50 Do.
Joshua Huntington,

16 Teacher English school, Aug. 22, 1828.
Panditeripo.

Vesoven,

2 Panditeripu schoolmaster. Daniel Judson,

17 Died Sept. 23, 1825. Chinnatamby, 40 Catechist, Manepy. Cyrus Kingsbury, 17 Reader, Tillipally.

July 23, 1829
John B. Lawrence,

38

Oudooville. Neyanaperahasam, 21 Fisherman.
Beal N. Lewis,
13

Chinerily, (fem.)

25 Manepy.
Alexander Lovell, 14 Teach. Eng., Batticotta. Cornelius Alwood, 17 Seminary.
Cyrus Mann,
20 Tillipally.

Alarcia Hutchinson, 12 Fem, central school.
Henry Martyn, 13 Seminary.

Charlotte Burnell,

12 Do. do. do. 15 Suspended.

Pareatamby,

20 Med. ass., Panditeripo.
George Payson,
20 Laburer.

Nov. 29, 1829.
Nathan Perkins,
13 Seminary.

Nathaniel,

28 Sun. schools, Mapepy. James Richards,

12
Do.

Rachel,

23 Jacob's wife.
Martyn Tullar,
15 Suspended.

1830.
Elizabeth Appleton,
13 Wife of E. Cornelius.

Philip,

25 Oodooyille.
Isabella Graham,
17 Excommunicated.

April 18, 1830.
Fanny Hall,
13 Wife of A. M'Farland. Sarah,

45 Tillipally.
12 Do.
G. Payson. Mary,

50

Do.
Susanna Hopkins,
16 Do. Jordan Lodge.

June 6, 1830.
Susan Huntington,

12 Do. Thomas Adams. Sangary pully, 50 Batticotta schoolmaster. Harriet Newell,

14 Do. Samuel, nat. ass. Sept. 26, 1830.
Jaffna,
Mary Dayton,

12 Fem. central school. Betsey Pomeroy,

14 Do. Samuel Davies. Joanna Lathrop, 12 Wife of Philip. Mary Sweetser,

13 Do, J. B. Lawrence, Feb. 22, 1831. Marina Washington, 17

Do. Parean.

Saythe,

50 Died April 1, 1831.
Sarah Woodhull,
12 Fem. central school,

April 21, 1831.
Elizabeth Worcester, 14 Wife ot C. Mann.

Romeo Hoyt,

13 Preparatory school. July 21, 1825.

Francis S. Key,

14

do. 16 Indefinitely suspended. Albert North,

15 Do. do. 14 Nat. ass. at Tilipally. Thomas Golding, 14

Do.

do. 17 Laborer.

Francis Ashbury, 20 Seminary. 41 Batticotta schoolmaster. Salnion Cone,

12

Do, 14 Private teacher of Eng. Thomas Emerson,

Do. 13 Seminary.

Frederic Hall,

17

Do. 65 Oodonville.

Moses Hallock, 18

Do.

Slone McKinstry, 12
30 Died Nov. 23, 1825.

Do.
Jan. 19, 1826.

Cotton Mather,

14 Do. Leopold Dober,

16 Do. Dec. 19, 1828. Henry Middleton, 18 Do.

Do.

Levi Parsous,

March 21,

.

Louisa Hawes,

Do.

John B. Frazier,
Beth Payson,
Samuel Davies,
Valayuthan,
Ard Hoyt,
John Chester,
Marearl,
Anthony,

14

Do.

Do.

Names. Age. Remarks.

Names. Age.

Remarks. Samuel J. Mills, 20 Seminary.

Williain Tennent,

16 Seminary. Benjamin Palmer, 13 Do.

Moses Welch,

13 Do. Alonzo Philips,

16
Do.

Caleb,

45 Batticotta schoolmaster, Nathan H. Raymond, 16

Maria Tissera,

50 Mother of G. Tissera, Elisha Rockwood, 10 Do.

Daniel,

60 Tillipally schoolmaster. Samuel J. Ropes, 22

Jacob,

37
Do.

do. William F. Rowland, 15 Do.

David,

40 Do. do. Thomas Scott, 18 Do.

18 Joseph,

Do. do.
John S. Tappan,

21
Do.

Luke,

40 Fisherman. Edward Warren 1st, 18 Do.

Mark,

26 Do. Rufus W. Bailey, 22 Teach. fem. cen. school.

Christiana,

34 Wife of Luke. Fanny Coit, 12 Fem. central school.

Mary,

45 Laborer. Caroline Chester, 10 Do. do.

Timothy,

15

Do. Peter, 40 Oodooville schoolmaster.

Moses,

35 Oodooville schoolmastel. Joshua,

25
Do.
do.
Samuel,

22 Do. do. John,

25 Do.

do.
Santiago,

30 Do. do. Stephen P. Brittan, 21 Panditeripo schoolmaster.

Ann Bates,

10 Fem. central school. William Crossfield, 19 Eng. teach., Panditeripo. Samuel,

26 Manepy schoolmaster. Or these 117 have been connected with the Catherasy, 45 Tillipally.

boarding schools and seminary—30 schoolması Carnalty,

40 Do. Lydia, 22 Wife of Mark.

ters and superintendents--and 50 villagers, July 21, 1831.

including some domestics. Of the last two Harriet B. Meigs, 15 Daughter of B. C. Meigs. classes, 30 are more than 40 years old--13 are Mary Ann Poor, 15 Do. D. Poor.

over 50—one is seventy or upwards-and one F. E. Cooley 15 Seminary.

above 80;-38 were females-11 have diedSamuel Dana,

16
Do.

7 have been excommunicated—8 or 10 were Samuel Gile,

15
Do.

teachers in the seminary or the preparatory of
Jonathan Grout, 14 Do.
Jonathan Homer, 14 Do.

female boarding school-12 were employed as John Kirby, 13 Do.

readers and catechists have been licensed 10 John Newbold, 15 Do.

preach the gospel, and another was prevented Thomas Spencer, 13 Do.

only by sickness. All but six are natives. The foregoing statements give occasion for several remarks.

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1. The progress of this mission has been re- boarding schools. The missionaries from the markably steady and encouraging: The Spirit several stations osten visit these schools and set of God soon gave success to the labors of the apart whole days for exhortation and personal missionaries and the fruits of these labors have religious conversation with the pupils. Such been thickening from year to year since. The days have in nearly all cases been followed with first native received to the church as the fruit of increased seriousness and conversions. the mission was Gabriel Tissera, Oct. 10th, 1819; 5. These revivals have been obviously in three years after the commencement of the mis

answer to prayer. The first was traced to a day sion; and who, since the year 1821, has been a licensed preacher of the gospel. Since that second to a communion season; and the third to

of fasting and prayer of the missionaries; the period two hundred and four persons have been a general missionary prayer meeting. received-in 1819, four; 1820, three; 1821, nine; 6. The history of this mission shows the bene1822, eight; 1823, five; 1824, eight; 1825, forty- fit of concentraied action. The stated labors nine; 1826, ten; 1827, twelve; 1828, twenty; of the six missionaries, with the nauve preachers, 1829, eight; 1830, six; 1831, sixty-two. Besides and catechists, are principally limited to a poputhese several have died giving hopeful evidence lous district about ten miles square, which iaof a change of heart, but without making a pub- cludes the five stations and nearly all the native lic profession of religion; of some of whom inter- free schools. esting biographies have been published in the 7. This nurch manifests a good degree of Missionary Herald; and many others, giving Christian activity and zea! The youthful con similar evidence, have not yet joined the church. verts do much more for the direct promotion of

2. No class of the heathen are beyond the religion among their own countrymen than is erreach of the gospel. More than half the con- pected from individuals of the same age in a verts have indeed been from the young; yet a Christian country, and greatly aid the missinnasufficient number of adults, and even of ile mid- ries by distributing and reading portinns of the dle aged and the aged, have been gathered in Scriptures and religious tracts

, and conducting to show that the opinion commonly expressed of religious meetings. Probably the missionaries the hopeless state of adult heathen is not war

can accomplish twice as much with their aid as ranted hy experience.

they could do without it. They also contribute 3. This mission has been favored with sea- liberally, according to their means

, to Bible and sons of special religious attention and inquiry, tract societies established among them. more nearly resembling the revivals in the 8. The facts respecting this church afford American chnrches than any thing else to be much encouragement, as they show how the found in the history of modern missions. Three gospel may be propagated among the heather periods have been particularly marked; one in by converted nalives. This church alreads the beginning of the year 1824, another near the furnishes more than thiriy Christian superinclose of that year, and a third at the close of the rendents and teachers of native free schools, hey

sides eight or ten who teach in the seminary and 4. The divine blessing has obviously followed boarding schools, twelve or fourteen readers them. More than half of the 204 church mem- gospel; besides a theological class of 20 who are the labors bestowed and been proportioned 10 and catechists, and four or five preachers of the bers have been members of the seminary and preparing for the ministry.

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AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS.

No. V. August, 1832.

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AMERICAN MISSION CHAPEL AT BOMBAY.

Tue above is a front view of the American Mission Chapel at Bonibay, erected in the year 1823. The walls of the edifice are built of stone and mortar, and are plastered and white-washed. The chapel is 60 feet long, 35 wide, and 20 in height, with a verandah, or piazza, projecting ten feet from the two sides, and a portico in front. The verandalis are open, excepting the ends upon the street, which are walled up, as in the engraving. The main body of the house, with three doors, is seen behind the pillars of the portico in front. The chapel faces the north, and stands in the midst of a dense native population. The principal street of the city, running north and south, is distant only about a bundred feet westward. The native town extends more than half a mile on the north side of the chapel, and more than a mile on the south, and through the whole extent the houses, almost without exception, join each other.

The chapel was planned, and the erection of it gratuitously superintended, by Daniel West, Esq., a distinguished English architect then residing at Bombay, and cost about $3,900, exclusive of $600 paid for the land. Of this sum about $1,700 were contributed by friends of the cause in Calcutta and Bombay, and about $1,300 in this country, expressly for the chapel. The rest of the expense was defrayed from the general treasury of the Board. The building is neat and commodious, and has been a very important acquisition to the mission. It was solemnly dedicated to the worship of God on the 30th of May, 1823, and ever since there have been regular services in English and Mahratta. Schools are taught in the verandahs.

Somewhat more than a year since, Mr. Charles Theodore Huntridge, an inhabitant of Bombay, left a legacy for the support of public worship in this chapel amounting to 1,000 rupees, or more than 3,000 dollars.

The American Mission Chapel at Bombay was the first erected by Protestants in that part of India, for the purpose of accommodating the natives of the country with the regular ministrations of the gospel.

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PART OF THE DYING APPEAL OF GORDON HALL, ONE OF THE FIRST AMERICAN MISSION

ARIES TO BOMBAY, TO THE CHURCHES OF THE UNITED STATES.

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This appeal was written by Mr. Hall in Feb- too will rejoice in them; and let us all
ruary, 1826, a few weeks before his death, and praise the Lord for them.
twelve years after the mission became establish But there is something in the weakness
ed in Bombay. The facts stated in the appeal of our nature, or in the deep subtlety of
have not materially changed.

our adversary, which, even while we con

template such good things, and are praising Beloved in the Lord, do you from Zion's tise a mortal mischief upon us, by so allur

God for them, is exceedingly liable to pracmost favored mount, turn a pitying, wait- ing and engrossing the mind with the little ing, longing eye to this dark hemisphere, that is done or doing, as to render it seemand ask, "Watchman, what of the night?" ingly blind to the almost all that still reI am permitted to stand in the place of a

mains to be done. This brings us to the watchman; but it is on a slender, incipient grievous part of the subject. outwork, very far distant from the walls of

It is grievous to behold such an extent Jerusalem. O that I may always be found of country and so teeming with immortal vigilant and faithful at my post, and ready souls, buť yet so destitute of the messento give a true report. I will send you tidings. In some respects

From Bombay, we look down the coast they are joyous; but in others they are

for seventy miles, and we see two missiongrievous. "I see much around me that is aries; and fourteen miles farther on, we see joyous. If I turn back no farther than to the period of my own arrival on this spot, direction, at the distance of about 300 miles

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two more. Looking in a more easterly and survey but what seems to be our own neighborhood, much that is cheering greets however, as a chaplain among Europeans

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we see one missionary, chiefly occupied, the eye. Then from Cape Comorin through in an eastern direction, the nearest misthe whole range of sea coast by Cochin, sionary is about 1,000 miles from us. LookGoa, Bombay, Surat, Cambay, Bussora, ing a little to the north of east, at the disMocha, and by Mosambique, including tance of 1,300 miles, we see ten or twelve Madagascar, Mauritius and other Islands, missionaries in little more than as many to the Cape of Good Hope, there was not

miles in length on the banks of the Ganges. one Protestant missionary; if we except a Turning thence northward, at nearly the native missionary who was for a short time, same distance from us, we see three, four, partially established at Surat. But about three months ago, delegates almost as many hundred intervening miles.

or five more, separated from each other by from five missions met in the Bombay Mis- And looking onward bevond these distant sion Chapel, and formed a Missionary posts, in a northeast direction, through the “Union to promote Christian fellowship, Chinese empire and Tartary, to Kamschatand to consult on the best means of ad- ka, and thence down the northwestern vancing the kingdom of Christ in this

coast of America, to the river Columbia, and country.”

thence across the mountains to the MisThe individual missionary who constitut- souri, the first missionaries we see, in that ed one of these missions, has since gone to direction, are brethren Vaill and Chapman England not to return, and therefore, for among the Osages. the present, that mission is extinct. To

Again we look north, and, at a distance the other four belong nine missionaries, and of 130 miles, we see two missionaries; but two European assistant missionaries. These from thence (with two or three doubtful missions have two common printing estab- exceptions) through all the north of Asia

, lishments, and one lithographic press, con to the pole, not a single missionary is to be secrated to Christ as so many powerful en In a northwestern direction, it is gines for scattering abroad the light of life. doubtful whether there is now one misThese four missions have in operation sionary between us and St. Petersburgh. about sixty schools, in which are more than Westerly, the nearest is at Jerusalem, or 3,000 children, reading, or daily learning to Beyroot.' Southwest, the nearest is at read the word of God, and receiving cate- Sierra Leone; and more to the south, the chetical instruction.

The missionaries, nearest may be among the Hottentots, of some or all of them, are every day, preach- on Madagascar. ing Christ and him crucified to the heathen.

Can you count the millions and millions The Scriptures and tracts are travelling comprised in this range? Can any but an abroad, and the word of God is working its adamantine heart survey them, and not be way to immortal minds in every direction. grieved? Prayer is made, and the promises of Jeho I should like to see a new chart of the vahare laid hold on; while the means

earth adjusted to a double scale of measure(missionaries excepted) of doing a thousand ment, one shewing the comparative surface, times more in similar ways for the cause of and the other the comparative population, Zion here, are ready at hand. These are of the different sections of the earth-all good things: and we rejoice in them. You presenting a black ground, except those

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spots where the gospel is preached. And Under such circumstances, with such on a slip of white ground, I would have a facilities, what number of Christian books note of reference to Mark xvi. 15, 16; and might be prepared, printed, and distributed; this I would have bound up in every Bible, what number of children taught to read the so as to face the same divine charge of word of God, and catechised; and what Christ to his disciples. might be recom number of perishing sinners pointed to the mended to all church members, deacons, Savior's cross, in one year, if there were pastors, and teachers of theology, to add to but a supply of missionaries!* Is it not a the note on their map, Romans x. 14, 15, grievous thing to witness such facilities for and Isaiah vi. 8, to the last clause; which missionary action, lying comparatively latter clause I would have every student in neglected? Is not here a vast and fertile theology, and every young believer of good field broken up and ready for the casting in talents and education, print on his chart in of the seed? And is not the seed already GRAND CAPITALS; preceded by, Lord, what in the field waiting for the sowers to scatter wilt thou have me to do?

it? What should we say of the farmer, who As we must habitually set the Lord Jesus would turn away from such a field, and before us, or not expect his love will habit. leave the seed in the field to perish unscat. ually constrain us; so must we habitually tered, and go to some comparatively desocontemplate a fallen world, lying in the late heath, where much must be done bewicked one, or not expect that our hearts fore even that can be prepared for the seed? will be exercised with any proper sympa

Surely no one can understandingly anthies for the perishing.

swer the question "where is it best to send But I will take a more limited view. missionaries?” without first duly considerHere are the Mahrattas. They have been ing the comparative population of the estimated at 12,000,000. To preach the places in question, and the comparative gospel to these 12,000,000 of heathen, there facilities for in parting Christian knowledge are now six missionaries, four from the to that population. On this score, I plead Scottish Missionary Society, and two from that justice may be shown to these our Society; that is, one missionary to 12,000,000 of heathen. Here I ground my 2,000,000 of souls. And to furnish these plea. Let the facts speak. Twelve millions 12,000,000 with the Christian Scriptures, of your race are prostrate at your feet. and tracts, and school books, there is one You can need no delineation of their moral small printing establishment. It is now character. It is enough to know that they about twelve years since the mission here are your brethren, but are heathen that began, in some very small degree, to they are idolaters and in ignorance of their communicate the truth to some of this Maker and their Redeemer; and that you great multitude. Let these facts be well can, if you will, send them the gospel. weighed.

Their untold miseries supplicate you to During those twelve years, the facilities open your hands, and give them that salvafor imparting Christian knowledge among this people, or for employing among them

• The following facts, from the last report of our the appointed means of salvation, have so

schools, show how extensively Christian knowlmultiplied and improved, that l' think it edemight be diffused among a rising generation

of idolsters, were there only a supply of missionamoderate to say, that a missionary arriving ries and funds; and if but the Spirit of God were here nono could, in an equal period, do ten given, in answer to prayer, to seal upon the youthtimes as much for the diffusion of Christian fulwind such Christian instructions, what would

net soon be accomplished. knowledge, as could have been done by Our number of schools at present is thirty-two. one arriving here twelve years ago. Then The number of children on the teachers' lists is there was no school in which to catechise 1,750). Of these 75 are girls, and 133 are Jewish and give lectures-no chapel-no Scrip

During the past year, as nearly as we can calcu. tures and tracts to disperse. * Now we have late, 1,000 have left our schools, most of them a chapel-more than thirty school-rooms- having obtained what the natives esteem a sufand the Scriptures and tracts for distribu- ficiently good school education. Among those, tion-while hundreds of towns and villages, together with those who have left in former years

are many boys and young men, who can read by all the eloquence and pathos that the with a fluency and propriety that would put to most imperious want and the direst neces shame a great majority of the cornmen brahmins. sity can inspire, are supplicating for more

And the fact is peculiarly gratifying that, instead of mission schools-millions of people, calling books, from the Christian instruction given in our

having imbibed any prejudice against us, or our for Scriptures, and tracts, and preaching, schools, those very youts, and their relatives, and an untold number of large towns, in wherever we meet with them in the country, are population like Boston, Cambridge, Ando. of all others the suost forward to receive, and read, ver, Providence, Dartmouth, Williamstown, a few instances, fathers earnestly solicit them for New Haven, Albany, and Schenectady, their little sons. calling for missionary establishments in During the year, about 786 children have comthem. If some of tắese places are not

mitted to inemory the Ten Commandinente, and

376 a Catechism of sixteen sinall piges. A much quite open for the reception of missionaries, greater number have committed to memory parts or others doubtless are, and all, we believe, ine same. will be by and by; while all are now open, plications for additional schools; but shall be obliged

We continue to have numerous and urgent apin varions ways, for the reception of Chris- to decline them, until we are furnished with larger

funds, and more fellow-laboress.

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