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INTELLIGENCE RESPECTING THE time that the brethren at the Bavian's MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA. Kloof had settled themselves there,
(Concluded from p. 417.). he had tried every means to get out BROTHER Boezak was baptized in of service, in order to go to them ; September. He first came to us be. but his deliverance could not be ob. fore we left Bota's Place. His first tained. In the midst of the commoappearance struck us with horror, bes tions of the district of Graaf Reinet, ing most beastly drunk, and we were and while the Boors were flying from much afraid that he would seduce their places, Samson was falsely ac. our people, and corrupt their minds cused of having made known to the from the truth. His attention, how English where they intended to go. ever, was drawn to the word, wbich He was inmediately locked up in he constantly attended, and his eager chains, to be killed the next morning. ness to understand was very great: The Lord, however, whose captive but we perceived no work of God up. he was, broke his chains; he got on him, except a change in his out. loose in the night, and fled to Graaf ward conduct, till the month of Janu. Reinet, which was at that time an ary; when, under great concern for asylum for hundreds of poor Hottenhis soul, he came to Brother Vander tots, who were obliged to flee from kemp for somc private instruction. their persecuting masters, Samson, He said he had got two hearts, and arriving at Graaf Reinet, found him. between those two hearts, there was self, to his great joy, in possession of a continual warfare. “The one those means for which his soul had hcart, (said he will do nothing but been several years longing; and he sing all kinds of Hottentot's and resolved never to leave them, till he Boscheman's songs, and all that is had learnt what was necessary for bad : & the other heart strives to sing his eternal peace. His constant atthe praises of Christ; tells me to go tendance upon the word, and dilito Christ, to pray to him, &c. &c. gence to know the truth, manifested Sometimes the one heart is master, the anxiety of his heart. Nor were and sometimes the other.”—This the means in vain ; having a good work of God on his soul was evident memory, he soon became the first to others, but not to himself, till some scholar. We had likewise hope of a time before he was received into work of God in his heart, but this did communion with us as a member of not become so evident, till SeptemChrist's body : when his heart was ber, 1802, when he began to see his so full of the love of Christ, and his lost state without Christ. He was desires so strong to be forever devot. baptized in March, 1803, with Brothed to him, that Brother Vanderkemp er Jocham, and Sister Griet Cassapi, could no longer delay the adıninister being the first baptized this year. ing the Sacrament of Baptism to him. Brother Vanderkemp baptized them He is now an ornament to the church by sprinkling, sitting in his sick-bed. of Christ, not only among us, but Brother Samson is very forward and likewise among his old connexions,
bold in the cause of Christ, warning and the world in general; among and admonishing sinners to flee from whom he is often called to mingle, the wrath to come. Whether they being a great buffalo and elephant be persons inferior or superior, be is shooter.
not ashamed of the gospel ; nor docs Brother Samson scemed one of he ever fail to tell the colonists of the prepared people of the Lord, to their neglect in kecping him and the receive his gospel. For seseral years rest of his nation ignorant of the conhe had been in an unhappy frame of tents of the Bible. mind about his eternal state, wishing Brother Jocham, concerning whom to know if there was a God; what he our hopes and fears have, at times, was ; and what he required of his been greatly exercised, left us in creatures : But to this knowledge September, with another Hottentot, he could not attain, there being no called Abraham, to go into the serone, who could or would show him vice of an inhabitant of Graaf Rein. the way to happiness. From the et. Previous to his leaving us, he
had for some time discovered a licen- DISTRESS IN GERMANY !! tious disposition, which deeply griered our minds, and gave us reason to Copies of Letters relative to the Suffer. fear, that when he should be quite ings of the People in Germany separated from us, his passions would (From the London Evan. Magazine.) obtain their full sway, and the name
Savoy, Strand, Nov. 21, 1805. of Christ be scandalized by him. But My dear Friends, our fears were disappointed; no PERMIT me to send you the enclosed sooner was he at Graaf Reinet, than letters, and respectfully to request the he assembled the heathen together, favour of your communicating their who resided there, and made known contents to any of your friends. They unto them the gospel of Christ. contain some facts, which will afford This, however, greatly displeased an additional proof to your readers of the Christians, (so called) who the indescribable mass of human mis. had Brother Jocham, and Abraham, ery which at present overwhelms my who assisted bim in teaching, cast poor afflicted native country. They into the cage ; Abraham was shame. will undoubtedly excite in the breasts fully flogged, and both forbidden to of British Christians, feelings of uninstruct the people any more. The feigned gratitude for the wonderful New Field Cornet, however, (resid. protection they have hitherto experiing in the village) interposed, con enced, and the uninterrupted enjoy. demned the conduct of the Chris. ment of those inestimable privileges, tians, saying, that the cause, which both civil and religious, by which your they endeavoured to suppress, was a long favoured island is so eminently cause, which could not, and must not, distinguished. But they will also oe. be hindered. By his influence, casion feelings of the truest commis. Brothers Jocham and Abraham are eration towards the sufferings of their going on again in their work; num. continental brethren, and inspire the bers attend them, and some, we have sympathizing hearts of British Chris. reason to believe, have received ben. tians with a sacred flame of fervent eft from their labours, Brother prayer and supplication in behalf of Jucham, in April, șeeing Brother their German fellow-Christians, who Read packing up letters for Eng. but lately, when England was threatland, requested him to give his kind ened with invasion, so often interced. love to all his brethren and sisters ed for them at a Throne of Grace in there, “and beg them, (said he) to their behalf ;-and perhaps prompt pray for me, that my faith in Jesus some of your benevolent friends to af, may be strengthened; and assure ford the sufferers relief in their pres, them that I will, as well as I can, ent distress. pray for them.”
I am, with equal respect, your af. Brother Jan. Stoffels, being judged fectionate friend, &c. most eminent for piety, was chosen
CH. T. A STEINKOPFF, the 26th of October as Deacon for Minister of the German Lutheran the management of the poor's money, Chapel in the Savoy,
Besides those baptized persons, To Messrs. Hardcastle and Reyner. there are several, who associate with us, in our experimental meetings, of Extract of a letter from Mr. Fung, Au. whom we have reason to entertain lic Counsellor, Heidelberg. Oct.23, 1305, good hopes of a work of God began But six weeks ago the emperor in their hearts.
Napoleon was at Boulogne ; and now Brethren, with all the numerous he is in the heart of Bavaria, at the friends of the cause of Christ, pray head of 140 or 150,000 men ; and the for us, that the village of Bethel may, Austrian army is, either killed, taken in reality, be the village of the house prisoners, or dispersed. How will of the Lord that it may withstand this end ! the whole of Germany and the opposition of its numerous adver the northern nations are in arms. It saries, and be protected against the is awful indeed; for all the violence storms, which daily threaten its ruin, of this tremendous storm falls upon
our poor native country! Joux READ. Last summer there ; was such a
scarcity in several parts of Saxonya
Lausatia, Silesia, Bohemia, Austria, Extract of a letter from Stutgard. and other neighbouring provinces,
October 14, 1805. that many baked bran for bread, and. What would you feel, could you used grass for vegetables ; some peo- now see our city! It has quite the apple even went to those places where pearance of a camp, 20,000 French dead horses were thrown, and fed up- soldiers having been quartered upon on their flesh! Now, in addition to us. We have two officers and twelve the usual population of the country, privates in our own house ; and some there are 150,000 men coming from of our neighbours had from thirty to the west, and more than 100,000 from forty. Provisions became so scarce the east, who must also be fed; and that they were hardly to be procured. in the northern parts the harvest has There are some districts in the vicinagain been very scanty.
ity of Ulm, in which every thing is My very heart bleeds at the sight entirely consumed ; and we have to of this universal distress. O that fear a general famine. The vintage some relief might be afforded us ! and, of this year has also failed. perhaps our hopes of receiving some assistance from England may not be
London, Nov. 22, 1805. disappointed, as it will be universally In consequence of the above and acknowledged that we suffer in order similar information, a Meeting of a to avert the storm from them... " few Friends was this day held at
Messrs. Hardcastle's and Reyner's,
" G WOLFF, Esq. in the Chair; r!!! UBAT!
Many particulars were detailed, of Extract of a letter from a gentleman the extreme distress experienced at
in Germany, dated Nuremberg, Octo- this time in various parts of Ger. *, ber 19, 1805.
many; of which most authentic ac5: The Lord our God gives victory to counts have been received froin dif. whom he pleases; therefore, let us ferent quarters. not murmur, but let us leave our Foraging parties of soldiers have cause to Him. O, may England in traversed the country in various diparticular, do so at the present time ! rections; and, at the point of the May all the people of that country, bayonet, have compelled the farmers with mercy so much and so long to thresh out their grain for the use blessed, open their eyes to see that it of the French army ;-the season too is high time to seek the Lord ; and has been so unfavourable, that the to humble themselves before him, who' vintage has failed, -therefore, the alone can and will protect them, if they poor inhabitants can now, neither get come but in the right manner to Him? bread for themselves or their chil.
The French troops are victorious. dren to eat ; nor their common ber. They have made a very great num- erage, of low wines, to drink. As to ber of the retreating Austrians pris. animal food, the armies have, in ma. oners : and"'"the situation of this ny places, cleared away most of the poor people is very, is exceed- cattle. There are numbers of very ingly calamitous. 'I have been an eye pious people in the utmost distress, witness to many scenes of misery; for want of the absolute necessaries of and, therefore, my communication on life. this subject may be believed."
The Company present, feeling the . I do not know what to say to all pressing urgency of the case, and this ; but I know well what to hope of sensible that not a day should be lost God our Lord : 'and, « in the name in sending some relief to the poor of our Lord Jesus Christ, I beg of sufferers, most heartily determined, the children' of God in England, to To guarantee the payment of a conremember their suffering brethren in siderable sum of money, which was Germany,” particularly those who specified (on the expectation of its bestand as shepherds of the Lord's ing raised by Subscriptions and Public flock, the situation of some of whom Collections, in the United Kingdom of is truly deplorable.
Great Britain and Ireland ) and to give The Lord bless you, and all the dear orders by this night's post, to some children of God! I add no more, confidential friends on the Continent, Prav ! Praya ! 10 .tr
to ernand that maunt in the
chase of provisions, and otherwise, as moveable turned upside down. We they shall be directed. .
kneeled down a second time and pray.
ed. We all agreed to sit down on MR. KICHERER'S VOYAGE.
the floor, even those who were very
ill, and die in each other's arms. What The following interesting particulars
a dreadful spectacle was it to behold of Mr. Kicherer's voyage are ex- the terrified mothers bringing their tracted from the 13th No. of the children in their arms to the spot, London Missionary Transactions. now looking at their children, then at Mr. Kicherer with the Hottentots, their husbands, then again at their who came with him from Africa, and friends, and then towards heaven, several new Missionaries, having ta- praying for protection ! Mr. Kicherer ken an affectionate leare of their dear had the child of Mrs. Vos in his lap : connexions in Holland, sailed from Mary sat near him, and appeared very the Texel in the American ship Sile. composed. Each blow of the waves(vionus, October 21, 1804. On the 25th lent beyond description) was expected a heavy gale blew from the S. W. all to be the last : the vessel seemed ev. the day, which towards evening be. ery moment, as if it were going into a came exceedingly violent. About thousand pieces! we were now sitting midnight there was a general con- under the sentence of death, every sternation among the sailors, in con moment expecting the execution of sequence of seeing a light; for they it. The captain sent down very free perceived they were too near the quently to know the hour, so ardently shore, and in danger of being driven
did he long for day-break. We pray. upon it. The captain, who had been ed the third time to Him who alone very ill, and confined to his cabin, was able to save us. At length, about went immediately upon deck, and six in the morning, the wind shifted, took the direction of the vessel. In
direction of the vessel in and became a little more moderate"; about half an hour after, another light and the hope which we began to enter. was perceived on the other side of tain was visible in every countenance. the ship : the confusion and distress “How wonderful are the works of was now doubled, as they were be.
loubled as they were be the Almighty ! Who does not see tween the isles of Scilly and the Lin that it was the Lord alone who saved zard Point of Cornwall. Mr. Kich- us? Dear brethren and sisters, assist erer was desired by the captain to us in praising the Lord for his good. communicate to his companions their ness. We cannot do it as we ought; imminent danger. He performed the
but we have resolved annually to keep melancholy task, and added, “ My this day for solemn thanksgiving; and dear brethren, we have, at all events,
wish our dear brethren in Holland to a Saviour, who is all-sufficient living do the same.” and dying: in the utmost danger we · The worship of God morning and shall experience his all-sufficiency !” evening, was constantly kept up a.
The brethren were alarmed, yet mong themselves, in reading, praver, composed. They gave themselves singing, and exhortation ; and on the up to the Lord's disposal, entreating
9th of November, when they obtained him to save their lives, or else receive
better weather, divine service was them into the arms of his mercy; and performed before the whole crew. This though the confusion of the ship was continued at proper seasons throughgreat, they united together in prayer. out the voyage ; and there is reason
“ The vessel,” to use their own to hope that the labours of Mr. Kichwords in the journal, “was now carri. erer and the brethren were not in vain. ed down into the abyss, and then rais.
On the 13th of November they ar. ed up again towards heaven, by the rived at Madeira, and went on shore. waves, which often broke upon the Here they obtained suitable refreshdeck. It was every where dreadful ! ments ; and proceeded on the 15th on O how terrible was the darkness of the their voyage. night, the roaring of the waves, and On Christmas day (when about the the howling of the storm! Our ship latitude of 13 deg. 38 min. the weather resembled a house plundered by being very warm) they celebrated the thieves ; every thing frangible was birth of Immanuel in a very pleasing broken to pieces, and every thing and edifying manner.
New Year's Day was also spent in a friend in Edinburgh, transmitted in truly religious manner. The ship's "MS. to the Editors of the Panoplist. crew seemed much pleased with their Dear BROTHER, devotions, were uncommonly friendly, I RECEIVED your letter yesterday and spent their time with becoming a few moments before I went to cheerfulness.
preach to my dear brethren the Jews. On the 19th of January, about nine This day I was engaged in the work o'clock in the morning, they discern. of the sanctuary; and early to-morod, with great joy, the Cape moun. row morning I shall leave town for a tains; and sang, with hearts much few days. But I cannot, I dare not, impressed, the 30th psalm. An offi. refuse to comply with your kind rc. cer from the shore came on board, to quest. I can assure you, my dear ascertain the state of their health ; brother, that my heart was glad, and and finding all well, they obtained greatly encouraged when I received permission to go on shore. All were your letter, and saw your affection to landed by half past three in the after my dear, poor and unhappy brethren. noon. " It is impossible,” say they, Othat all true Christians would do “ to express what we felt when we set the same. our feet on shore. We embraced I suppose you have seen in the each other for joy; and had it not magazine, that I began the Saturbeen for the people about us, we dar's lecture to the Jews on the 6th should have kneeled down to give ut- of July, 1805, and continued since. I terance to our hearts in the acknowl. have generally a doctrine, a prophecy edgment of gratitude to our dear respecting the Messiah, a type or an and praise worthy Deliverer, who exposition. In the beginning about guarded us, who comforted us when two or three hundred Jews attended, we mourned, strengthened us when and in the street was almost the same weak, healed us when sick, and grant number of them cursing and swear. ed us life in the midst of death; yea, ing; and if it had been in their powa to be brief, for words cannot express er, they would not have used me bet, the sensations of our hearts, through ter than they did my Lord and Mas. his mercy we are come hither safe ter of old. After a few weeks, it was and well, and are received here with solemnly and publicly declared in a open arms and joyful hearts by many the synagogues in London, " that if dear brethren and sisters.
any Jew should go into the place “ The next day being Sunday, we where I preach, or visit me in niy went together to the house of God.- house, or insult me in the streets, he O how pleasant to go up with the bless
should be punished, the rich 1001. çd host of God into his house, to give the poor by excommunication from thanks, and to exalt his holy name.” the Jewish privileges. Since that
Shortly after, Mr. Kicherer took time, I enjoy peace and safety in the a journey to Zak River, to visit his streets, but their attendance is very föck; who received him with joy. thin, only 20, 30 or 40 at times. We understand he found their state Nevertheless there were always some, better than he could have expected; and generally the same. O that the but the particulars have not yet come Lord would bless his word to these, to hand. Mr. Kicherer then return These things, my dear brother, seem ed to the Cape, where, we bear, he very discouraging, but they are not married a lady, the widow of an offi. só to me. I know their exceeding cer, who had been dead three or four great ignorance of all that is spint; years. With her we doubt not, he ual; their peculiar prejudice against soon after proceeded to Zak River the Cliristian religion, and the dinle with the Hottentots, &c. and we hope culties in their way of attending the is diligently emploved in the duties gospel of Jesus Christ. I often won. of his mission, with the assistance of der when I see so many. There I the new labourers from Holland. one Abraham Cade, of whom we
have the greatest hope, that he hath
been truly awakened. He hath now Eopy of a letter from Mr. FREY, min. lived with me four months, and allo
ister of the gospel to the Fews, Lon ways manifested diligence, piety, and don, dated December 22, 1805, to his humility, especially love and rever: