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Edward Warren, Tirdaverasingam, Parafnanthy,

Nov. 12, 1826. Joseph, Elizabeth,

Dec. 3, 1826. Chinnatamby,

Maria Scudder,
JApril 1, 1827.
July 19, 1827.
Aug. 23, 1827.
Wiseborn Volk,

Solomon Williams, Dewasagayam, A servatham, Chinnatamby, Jan. 24, 1828. Asa McFarland, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jacob Crane, Sylvester Parsee, John Adams, Joseph Champlain, Lincoln Ripley, William Hopton, Catherasen, Soova pain, Tamban, Sarah, June 8, 1828, Taman, June 22, 1828. Nathaniel, Matthew, Philip, Aug. 22, 1828. Vesoven, Chinnatamby, July 23, 1829. Neyanaperahasam, Chinerity. [fem.) Cornelius Atwood, Alarcia Hutchinson, Charlotte Burnell, Pareatamby, .Nov. 29, 1829. Nathaniel, Rachel, March 21, 1830. Philip, Japril 18, 1830. Sarah, Mary, June 6, 1830. Sangary pully, Sept. 26, 1830. Mary Dayton, Joanna Lathrop, Feb. 22, 1831. Saythe, ..April 21, 1831. Romeo Hoyt, Francis S. Key, Albert North, Thomas Golding, Francis Ashbury, Salmon Cone, Thomas Emerson, Frederic Hall, Moses Hallock, Slone McKinstry, Cotton Mather,

Henry Middleton,

Charles A. Goodrich, Michael B. Latimer,

.March 11, 1827.

Lawrence Methuen,

4ge. Remarks.
24 Laborer.

40 Do.
35 Wife of Catheraman.

36 Excom. Farmer.
19 Wise of D. G. Gautier.
30 Farmer.
15 Excommunicated.

22 Wife of F. Malleappa.
Died April 17, 1831.

23 Wife of Solomon.

22 Died Nov. 30, 1825.

30 Laborer.

13 Tea. of Eng., Batticalow.
30 Reader at Mauepy.

18 Excommunicated,
12 Reader, Panditeripo.

26 Catechist, Tillipally.
18 Excommunicated.
20 Govt. interp., Manar.

65 Fisherman.

35 Farmer.
40 Died Nov.30, 1825.
26 Oodooville schoolinaster.
45 Farmer.
13 Reader, Tillipally.
13 ()ied Jan. 14, 1826.
18 Died Jan. 23, 1827.

# Sesninary.

16 Died Dec. 14, 1827.
16 Laborer.
16 indefinitely suspended.
20 Teach. Frog., prepar. sch.
15 Sup. of schs, Polau Pedro.
12 Seminary.
16 Teacher English school,
17 Died Sept. 23, 1825.
17 Reader, Tillipally.
; Do. Oudouville.
14 Teach, Eng., Batticotta.
20 Tillipally.
13 Seminary.
15 Suspended.
20 laborer.
13 Seminary.
12 Do.
15 Suspended.
13 Wife of E. Cornelius.
17 Excommunicated.
13 Wife of A. M'Farland.

12 Do. G. Payson.
16 Do. Jordan Lodge.
12 Do. Thomas Adams.
14 Do. Samuel, nat. ass.
14 Do. Samuel Davies.
13 Do. J. B. Lawrence.
17 Do, Parean.

12 Fein. central school.
14 Wife of C. Mann.

16 Indefinitely suspended.
14 Nat. ass. at Tillipally.
17 Laborer.
4l Batticotta schoolmaster.
14 Private teacher of Eng.
13 Seminary.
65 Oodooville.
30 Died Nov. 23, 1825.

16 Do. Dec. 19, 1828.

..?ge. Remarks,
16 Nat. preach., Oodooville.
16 Laborer.
19 Reader, Tillipally.
14 Seminary.
35 Panditeripo schoolmaster,
20 Reader, Tillipally.

6l Fisherman.
55 Manepy.

20 Panditeripo schoolmaster

18 Do.
12 Panditeripo.

22 Oodooville.
62 Do.

Wife of Catheraman. 17 Laborer.

13 Seminary.

19 Do. ry

14 -
24 Reader, Tillipally.
45 Tillipally schoolmaster.
50 Do. do.

22 Govt interp, Mulative.
36 Tillipally schoolmaster.
23 Farmer.

29 Laborer.

}; Seminary.

14 Seminary.
14 Do. ry
13 Do

18 Panditeripo schoolmaster.
82 Do. th.
65 Odooville schoolmaster.
38 Reader, Manepy.
37 wife of Philip.
60 Laborer.

24 Catechist, Oodooville.
45 Manepy.
50 Do.

22 Panditeripo schoolmaster.
40 Catechist, Manepy.

21 Fisherman.
25 Mnnepy.
17 Seminary.
12 Fem. central school.
12 Do. do. do.
20 Med. ass., Panditeripo.

28 Sup. schools, Manepy.
23 Jacob’s wife.

25 Oodooville.
45 Tillipally.

50 Do.
50 Batticotta schoolmaster.

12 Fem. central school.
12 Wife of Philip.

50 Died April 1, 1831.
13 Preparatory school.
14 o: y do.

15 Do. do.
14 Do. do.
20 Seminary.
12 Do.

14 Do.

17 Do.

18 Da, 12 Do. 14 Do.

18 Do.

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1. The progress of this mission has been remarkably steady and encouraging, . The Spirit of God soon gave success to the labors of the missionaries and the fruits of these labors have been thickening from year to year since. The first native received to the church as the fruit of the mission was Gabriel Tissera, Oct. 10th, 1819; three vears after the commencement of the mission; and who, since the year 1821, has bees a icensed preacher of the gospel. Since that period two hundred and four persons have been received—in 1819, four; 1820, three: 1821, nine; 1822, eight; 1823, five; 1824, eight, 1825, fortynine; 1826, ten; 1827, twelve; 1828, twenty; 1829, eight; 1830, six; 1831, sixty-two, Besides these several have died giving hopeful evidence of a change of heart, but without making a public profession of religion; of some of whom interesting biographies have been published in the Missionary Herald; and many others, giving imilar evidence, have not yet joined the church.

...” No class of the heathen are beyond the reach of the gospel. More than half the converts have indeed been, from the young; yet a sufficient number of adults, and even of the middie aged and the aged, have been gathered in to show that the opinion commonly expressed of the hopeless state of adult heathen is not war

xperience. *"o. has been favored with seasons of special religious alon"9" and inquiry, more mearly resembling the revivals in the 'orian churches than anything else to be found in the history of modern missions. ree periods have been particularly marked; one in the beginning of the year 1824, another nea. the close of that year, and a third at the close of the 1830.

so o divine blessing has obviously followed the labos' lowed and been proportioned " on." Mor than half of the 204 church mem: bers have been members of the seminary *

boarding schools. The missionaries from the several stations often visit these schools and it! apart whole days for exhortation and person religious conversation with the pupils. So days have in nearly all cases been followed with increased seriousness and conversions, 5. These revivals have been obviously." answer to prayer. The first was traced to aday of fasting and prayer of the missionario, second to a communion season; and the third" a general missionary prayer meeting. 6. The history of this mission shows the ho fit of concentrated action. The stated loo" of the six missionaries, with the native prat" and catechists, are principally limited too." ions district about ten miles square, who" cludes the five stations and nearly all the * free schools. 7. This church manifests a good degree of Christian activity and zeal. The youthsil con. verts do much more for the direct pro" religion among their own countrymen than ser pected from individuals of the same age no Christian country, and greatly aid the o: ries by distributing and reading Poo". o ! scriptures and religious tracts; and conduc o: religious meetings. Probably the o can accomplish twice as mooh with their o they could do without it. . They also ń." liberally, according to their means;" Bible tract societies established among o afford 3. The facts respecting this o'. much encouragement, as they o: heathed gospel may be propagate...". ! already by converted natives. his chose superio fornishes more than thirty. C. joins and teachers of native." ... and sides eight or ten who teach " the . readers boarding schools, twelve of o he and catechisis, and four or five P. who are gospel; besides a theological class preparing for the ministry.

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No. V. August, 1832.


The above is a front view of the American Mission Chapel at Bombay, 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 verandahs 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
hundred 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 Bom.
bay, 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 Bom-
bay, 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 build-
ing 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 7,000 rupees, or more than 3,000 dollars.
The American Mission Chapel at Bombay was the first erected by Protest-
*nts in that part of India, for the purpose of accommodating the natives of the
°ountry with the regular ministrations of the gospel.


PART of the DYING APPEAL of Gordon HALL, on E of THE FIRST AMERICAN Missiox.
ARIES to BoM.BAY, to THE church Es of the UNITED states.

This appeal was written by Mr. Hall in February, 1826, a few weeks before his death, and twelve years after the mission became established in Bombay. The facts stated in the appeal have not materially changed.

Beloved in the Lord, do you from Zion's most favored mount, turn a pitying, waiting, longing eye to this dark hemisphere, and ask, “Watchman, what of the night?” I am permitted to stand in the place of a watchman; but it is on a slender, incipient outwork, very far distant from the walls of Jerusalem. O that I may always be found vigilant and faithful at my post, and ready to give a true report. will send you tidings. In some respects they are joyous; but in others they are rievous. I see much around me that is joyous. If I turn back no farther than to the period of my own arrival on this spot, and survey but what seems to be our own neighborhood, much that is cheering greets the eye. Then from Cape Comorin through the whole range of sea coast by Cochin, Goa, Bombay, Surat, Cambay, Bussora, Mocha, and by Mosambique, including Madagascar, Mauritius and other Islands, to the Cape of Good Hope, there was not one Protestant missionary; if we except a native missionary who was for a short time, partially established at Surat. But about three months ago, delegates from five missions met in the Bombay Mission Chapel, and formed a Missionary “Union to promote Christian fellowship, and to consult on the best means of advancing the kingdom of Christ in this country.” The individual missionary who constituted one of these missions, has since gone to England not to return, and therefore, for the present, that mission is extinct. To the other four belong nine missionaries, and two European assistant missionaries. These missions have two common printing establishments, and one lithographic press, consecrated to Christ as so many powerful enines for scattering abroad the light of life. hese four missions have in operation about sixty schools, in which are more than 3,000 children, reading, or daily learning to read the word of God, and receiving catechetical instruction. The missionaries, some or all of them, are every day preaching Christ and him crucified to the heathen. The Scriptures and tracts are travelling abroad, and the word of God is working its way to immortal minds in every direction. Prayer is made, and the promises of Jehovah are laid hold on; while the means (missionaries excepted) of doing a thousand times more in similar ways for the cause of Zion here, are ready at hand. These are good things: and we rejoice in them. You

too will rejoice in them; and let us all
praise the Lord for them.
But there is something in the weakness
of our nature, or in the deep subtlety of
our adversary, which, even while we con-
template such good things, and are prising
God for them, is exceedingly liable to prac.
tise a mortal mischief upon us, by so allur.
ing and engrossing the mind with the little
that is done or doing, as to render it seem.
ingly blind to the almost all that still re.
mains to be done. This brings us to the
grievous part of the subject.
It is grievous to behold such an extent
of country and so teeming with immortal
souls, but yet so destitute of the messen.
gers of life.
From Bombay, we look down the coast
for seventy miles, and we see two mission-
aries; and fourteen miles farther on, we see
two more. Looking in a more easterly
direction, at the distance of about 300miles,
we see one missionary, chiefly occupied,
however, as a chaplain among Europeans.
In an eastern direction, the nearest mis’
sionary is about 1,000 miles from us. Look
ing a little to the north of east, at the dio
tance of 1,300 miles, we see ten or twelve
missionaries in little more than as many
miles in length on the banks of the Gango.
Turning thence northward, at nearly the
same distance from us, we see three, foot,
or five more, separated from each other's
almost as many hundred intervening mile".
And looking onward bevond these distant
posts, in a northeast direction, through the
Chinese empire and Tartary, to Kamschak
ka, and thence down the northwester"
coast of America, to the river Columbia, and
thence across the mountains to the M*
souri, the first missionaries we see, in that
direction, are brethren Waill and Chapman
among the Osages. -
Again we . north, and, at a distance
of 180 miles, we see two missionaries; o;
from thence (with two or three doubts
exceptions) through all the north of Aso
to the pole, not a single missionary is to le
seen. In a northwestern direction, it *
doubtful whether there is now one mio
sionary between us and St. Petersburgh.
Westerly, the nearest is at Jerusalem, or
Beyroot. Southwest, the nearest is a
Sierra Leone; and more to the south,
nearest may be among the Hottentots, or
on Madagascar. -
Can you count the millions and millions
comprised in this range? Can any but on
adamantine heart survey them, and not be
I should like to see a new chart of the
earth adjusted to a double scale of measure.
ment; one shewing the comparative surface,
and the other the comparative population;
of the different sections of the earth—all
presenting a black ground, except tho'


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spots where the gospel is preached. And on a slip of white ground, I would have a note of reference to Mark xvi. 15, 16; and this I would have bound up in every Bible, so as to face the same divine charge of Christ to his disciples. It might be recommended to all church members, deacons, pastors, and teachers of theology, to add to the note on their map, Romans x. 14, 15, and Isaiah vi. 8, to the last clause; which latter clause I would have every student in theology, and every young believer of good talents and education, print on his chart in GRAND capitals; preceded by, Lord, what wilt thou hare me to do? As we must habitually set the Lord Jesus before us, or not expect his love will habitually constrain us; so must we habitually contemplate a fallen world, lying in the wicked one, or not expect that our hearts will be exercised with any proper sympathies for the perishing. But I will take a more limited view, Here are the Mahrattas. They have been estimated at 12,000,000. To preach the gospel to these 12,000,000 of heathen, there are now six missionaries, four from the Scottish Missionary Society, and two from our Society; that is, one missionary to 2,000,000 of souls. And to furnish these 12,000,000 with the Christian Scriptures, and tracts, and school books, there is one small printing establishment. It is now about twelve years since the mission here gan, in soine very small degree, to communicate the truth to some of this great multitude. Let these facts be well weighed. During those twelve years, the facilities for imparting Christian knowledge among this people, or for employing among them the appointed means of salvation, have so multiplied and improved, that I think it moderate to say, that a missionary arriving here now . in an equal period, do ten times as much for the diffusion of Christian knowledge, as could have been done by one arriving here twelve years ago. Then there was no school in which to catechise and give lectures—no chapel—no Scriptures and tracts to disperse. Now we have a chapel—more than thirty school-rooms— and the Scriptures and tracts for distribution-while hundreds of towns and villages, by all the eloquence and pathos that the most imperious want and the direst necessity can inspire, are supplicating for more mission schools—millions of people, calling or Scriptures, and tracts, * preaching— and an untold number of large towns, in Population like Boston, Cambridge, AndoYor, Providence, Dartmouth, Williamstown, o Haven, Albany, and Schenectady, calling for missionary establishments in them. If some of these places are not ‘lite open for the reception of missionaries, *hers doubtless are, and all, we believe, Will be by and by, while all are now open,

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Under such circumstances, with such facilities, what number of Christian books might be prepared, printed, and distributed; * what number of children taught to read the word of God, and catechised; and what number of perishing sinners pointed to the Savior's cross, in one year, if there were but a supply of missionaries”. Is it not a grievous thing to witness such facilities for missionary action, lying comparatively neglected? Is not here a vast and fertile field broken up and ready for the casting in of the seed? And is not the seed already in the field waiting for the sowers to scatter it? What should we say of the farmer, who would turn away from such a field, and leave the seed in the field to perish unscattered, and go to some comparatively desolate heath, where much must be done before even that can be prepared for the seed?

Surely no one can understandingly answer the question “where is it best to send missionaries?” without first duly considering the comparative population of the places in question, and the comparative facilities for in parting Christian knowledge to that population. On this score, I plead that justice may be shown to these 12,000,000 of heathen. Here I ground my plea. Let the facts speak. Twelve millions of your race are prostrate at your feet. You can need no delineation of their moral character. It is enough to know that they are your brethren, but are heathen—that they are idolaters and in ignorance of their Maker and their Redeemer; and that you can, if you will, send them the gospel. Their untold miseries supplicate you to open your hands, and give them that salva

* The following facts, from the last report of our schools, show how extensively Christian knowledge might be diffused among a rising generation of idolaters, were there only a supply of nissionaries and funds; and if but the Spirit of God were given, in answer to prayer, to seal upon the youthful wind such Christian instructions, what would not soon be accomplished.

Our number of schools at present is thirty-two. The number of children on the teachers" iists is 1,750. Of these 75 are girls, and 133 are Jewish children.

19uring the past year, as nearly as we can calcu. late, 1,000 have left our schools, most of them. having obtained what the natives esteem a sufficiently good school education. Among these, together with those who have left in former years, are many boys and young men, who can read with a fluency and propriety that would put to shame a great majority of the catntmen brahmins. And the fact is peculiarly gratifying that, instead of having imbibed any prejudice against us, or our books, from the Christian instruction given in our schools, these very youth, and their relatives, wherever we meet with then, in the country, are of all others the oost forward to receive, and read and beg, the Christian scriptures and tracts. In not a few instances, fathers earnestly solicit them for their little sons.

During the year, about 786 children have committed to inemory the Ten Commandinents, and 376 a Catechisin, of sixteen snail pages. A inno, greater number have committed to memory parts. the same.

We continue to have numerous and urgent applications for additional schools; but shall be i. to decline them, until we are furnished with i. funds, and inore fellow-laborers, g

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