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two children, and putting them instruction. One evening in parinto the hands of Brother Ward, ticular Futika, though at this mocommitted them, or rather gave ment his fever was very violent, them to him.
was endeavouring, with peculiar Bhanee died on the 11th of earnestness, to bring them to November, 1807, and was buried Christ. One of the native brethe same day in the Brethren's thren entreated Futika to spare burying-ground at Serampore. himself, as his illness appeared to
Futika came down from Dina- threaten his life : yet this afflicted gepore with a disorder upon him, native Christian could not be perwhich never was removed, viz. suaded to desist from recommendthe bos accompanied by a slow ing Christ to his fellow-countryfever. Sometimes he was rather men, notwithstanding at the mobetter, but for many months be- ment he was almost burnt up with fore his death he could never be fever. said to be well ; yet in all these One evening Brother Moore, months of trial he never appear-when attending upon the Bengaed to think worse of the gospel,* lee prayer-meeting, asked Futika nor was his faith in Christ at all respecting the state of his mind. diminished.
He expressed his unshaken conA little before the last heavy fidence in Christ, and raised the return of his affliction, he appear-tune for the hymn before prayer. ed considerably better, and did On the evening before his death some business in the printing-of- he sent for Brother Ward, who fice. During this state of conva- went to him almost directly, and lescence, for two or three days found the symptoms of death uptogether, he was very earnest in on him ; but Futika was still his addresses to the brahmuns and cheerful even in death. He was others employed in the printing- talking to his mother against worldoffice, warning them against per-ly-mindedness,* and urging her severance in rejecting the gospel. to be ready for death. Brother Seeing this, Brother Ward was led Ward not being able to stay long, to conjecture, that perhaps Futi- went home, and according to proka had not long to live, and that mise, returned between nine and he was bearing his last testimony ten o'clock the same night. At for God to these hardened rebels. this hour Futika was still worse ; Such it proved, for in a day or the rattling in his throat might be two afterward this brother was heard very far; yet he was sittaken ill, and every one who saw ting up. Brother Ward sat down him foretold his speedy dissolu- before him. This dying brother tion.
then began a brief history of his At this time two persons, a man life after his conversion. He set and a woman, were at the Ben- out with the coming of the misgalee-school, seeking Christian
+ When Futika was returning from his
village in Jossore, after selling his little all The mother of one of the members, who there, he made a vow on the road to give up lately put an end to her existence on ac- what ready money and ornaments he had as count of the severity of her pains in a long a gift to the church. Some ume before his protracted illness, used to impute her afflic death he fulfilled his vow, but his mother tions to the anger of the idols, whom she steadily opposed him in it, keeping back had left.
part of the money
sionaries into the country with the hausted the whole stock of hymns Gospel in their hands, and went in the Bengalee hymn book. on to his own reception of it; his
At five or half-past they sung taking his nephew by the hand, the hymn, the chorus of which is and spreading the good news “ Full salvation by the death of through the villages near his Christ ;" after which Krishna house. This nephew had learnt prayed, when almost immediately a few gospel hymns, and he used our brother's happy spirit left the to sing them at the places where body, wafted to heaven as it were Futika sat down to talk about the by the blessed sound, “Full salgospel. Futika went on with his vation by the death of Christ.” story till he began to talk about In the evening the body was Dweep-Chundra, who had lately carried by the brethren to the gone back to the world, and he mission-burying ground, and inurged the brethren to seek to re-terred there among other deceascover this wanderer.
ed members of the church. With all this detail, which had Our brother Futika, was natubeen interrupted again and again rally of a warm and ardent temby want of breath, and by the per, and, on his first convictions, weakness necessarily accompany- he entered into the gospel with ing dying moments, Futika, at his whole heart; nor did he ever length, was overcome, and he ac- swerve from it, nor flinch when it knowledged that he must give it was to be defended. Before the up.
most learned or the most audaBrother Ward, after a short cious of the brahmuns, he was the pause,now asked Futika respecting same. He feared none of them ; his prospects, and his hope of sal-he avowed himself a Christian ; hé vation. The dear man, collecting exhibited to them in broad undisall the breath he could, with pe- guised language the infamous acculiar force and emphasis said, tions of their own gods, and then “I have not a doubt of obtaining would show them the love of salvation by the death of Christ." Christ, and the way of salvation Brother Ward asked him if he had by him. He would say—“I have any uneasiness about leaving the gone into all your ways of folly, world? To this he replied by sin, and shame: I have tried them quoting “Blessed are the meek; all. I know where you are ; and they shall inherit the earth.” now I tell you, there is no way to “Blessed are the pure in heart, heaven but Jesus Christ.” for they shall see God," and then Futika's zeal in recommending added a very proper reflection or the gospel is a pleasing trait in his two on the vanity of the creatures. Christian character. He was the After this Brother Ward, com- instrument of bringing Kanaee, mending his dying brother to the Kanta, Dweep-Chundra, his own arms of the Saviour, left him. mother, sister, and two nephews,
The native brethren sat up with under the means, all of whom, him by turns. About one o'clock except the two latter, have been Roop asked Futika whether they baptized. should sing? He replied in the Futika's general walk also was affirmative, and they continued very consistent: except some singing, till they had nearly ex- quarrels with his sister before her
baptism, his conduct was exem- pean. But that we may still more plary; and these quarrels were, admire the riches of the sovereign, no doubt, the fault of his sister, in all-conquering grace of Christ in a great measure.
the conversion of the Hindoos, His faithfulness under persecu- let us remember that every powtion deserves also to be recorded. er and faculty of the mind, and
It was a circumstance for which all the members of the body of his brethren ought to be thankful, such a converted Hindoo, have that Futika was so particularly fa- been baptized into idolatry : his voured in his last ten days afflic- mind is filled with the impure stotion with that gracious frame of ries of the gods, and all his old spirit, which made his heavy af- modes of thinking and reasoning flictions appear light and momen- are interwoven like net-work with tary.
every decision of the mind. He Putting all these facts together, can scarcely think at all except who can help admiring the riches through the medium of the system of God's grace, in the conversion, in which he has been nourished. perseverance, and blessed death His hands have been employed of this man, who was once an en- in assisting him to repeat the thusiast in idolatry? This grace names of the gods, or have been will particularly appear if we stretched out in indecent motions think of the former state of such and gestures in the dances before a person. Many a European the idols, or in making images : Christian“ is a wonder to many" his feet have been employed in -how much more the person carrying him to idol places, or who has been saved from so great temples, or in dancing before the a death in sin, as that in which gods ; his eyes have been inlets Futika was found by the Saviour? to a thousand abominations, and to
There are many obstacles in impressions from the idolatrous the way of the salvation of every figures stuck up wherever he goes; man,
but to all these common obsta- his ears are full of the sounds of cles add those in the way of every the names of the gods, their acHindoo, arising from his cast,* tions, and of the ceremonies of his ignorance,--the influence of their worship; his tongue, like friends--his prejudices,--his aver- the pendulum of a clock, has learnt sion and contempt of foreigners, to move regularly in the service through union with whom alone of the idols, and the sounds in the he can hear of the way of salva- mouth of a parrot are not more tion; and then say—Is not every habitual than the names of his dei. converted Hindoo eminently a ties in his mouth. He has the monument erected to the honour scars and marks of idolatry indeliof our Saviour ? No doubt it ap- bly imprinted on his flesh,* and pears much more easy to a Hin- which he must carry to the grave doo female to mount the funeral with him. All he hears, and sees, pile, and embrace the flames and practises after conversion, is which are to burn her to ashes, than to shake hands with a Euro # Some Hindoos have idolatrous marks
made in their flesh, and others have scars
arising from piercing their sides and backs * A Hindoo alone knows the meaning of at the worship of the god Shiva, at the festhe word OUTCAST.
I tival called the churuka.
new, and to his old nature and ha- y" new creature" in Christ bits, very strange: nor can be see Jesus. all the reasons for them as he could Let European Christians be have done if he had been taught|concerned to praise God for these from his infancy to think and rea- new monuments erected in Bengal son in religion by the metaphors, to the glory of Divine Grace, and ceremonies, history, and doctrines let missionaries be encouraged, of the Bible. Well may conver- and join in the confession, “ This sion in all cases, but especially in is the finger of God!" such a case, be called a new
"The work that wisdom undertakes creation, and a Hindoo Christian
Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes."*
MISSIONARY SUMMARY. your feet in the right way! The cause in
which you have embarked is that in which THE annual meetings which have been saints rejoice, and on which heaven smiles ! held in the city of London, in the month of For your support the promise of Jehovah is May, of the various societies for promoting pledged, and the prayers of the Church conreligious and benevolent objects, an abstract tinually ascend to his throne. of which we hope to present in our next, We are glad to find, that while the misinduce us to be very brief in our summary. sionary spirit is raying out to the most dis
From the extended field of missionary tant regions, from the British isles, the spilabour, the zeal of those servants of the ritual wants of the ignorant and destitute Cross who are engaged in it, and the ample at home are not forgotten. The islands of patronage which has been afforded, we Scilly, once the Capitarides of Strabo, and have every reason to believe that the re- the source of much wealth to the Greeks ports for the last year will be unusually in. and Phenicians, though long suffered to reteresting. The field is indeed white unto main without any religious instruction, have the harvest, and the labourers many. The at length excited the attention of the " Itinecall, to “come out to the help of the Lord rant Missionary Societies.” A people has against the mighty," is seldom heard in been found, almost secluded from the rest vain. From every rank of society, and of mankind, athirst for the Word. It has almost of every age, we see men starting already proved the power of God unto salforward. Supported by a good conscience vation, to numbers. Schools have been esand an approving God, they sacrifice pre- tablished, and there is every prospect that sent ease, and future worldly prospects, for the moral condition of this beretofore nethe noble purpose of imparting light to glected people will be entirely changed. those who sit in darkness, and life to the In London, the public attention has been spiritually dead. Disinterested messen- called to the religious wants of seafaring gers of truth! may your path be as the men, This ugeful but peculiar class shining light. May he who once caused men, it is well known, seldom attend relithe pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of gious worship, except on board their vesfire by night, to direct the course of his * This memoir was drawn up by the Seranpeople through a dreary wilderness, guide pore Missioparies.
sels. On the Sabbath, they generally wan
SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT der about, the slaves of profligate habits, of the Board of Directors of the Theologia and the dupes of designing knaves. A so.
cal Seminary of the Presbyterian Church. ciety has been formed to provide for the instruction of these interesting beings. A
The Board of Directors of the Theologilarge vessel has been fitted up, in the form cal Seminary beg leave to present to the of a chapel, on the river Thames, which General Assembly the following as the was opened on the 4th of May, and ser. Report of their proceedings through the
last mons delivered by the Rev. R. Hill, an year,
The number of Students in the Seminary, Episcopalian; the Rev. T. Roberts, of the Methodist connexion ; and the Rev. Dr. at the date of the last report, was fortyCollyer, an Independent. In MADRID, a school has been opened on
During the summer session the seven folthe plan of the Foreign and British Schoollowing students were received, viz. Society, which is well conducted, and suc Leinuel D. Hatch, graduate of the Uniceeds beyond expectation. The DUKE DEL versity of North Carolina, INFANTADO is its patron; an examination David H. Philips, of Kentucky, had taken place, in which some, who could Lemuel F. Leake, graduate of Nassau not read at the commencement, in January Hall, (N. J.) last, had been advanced to the 4th and 5th
Union classes. The lessons of Scripture used in (N. Y.) the Borough Road Central School, were William C. Woodbridge, graduate of those made use of. Children had become Yale, (Con.) attentive, cheerful, and cleanly; and it is Epaphras Chapman,
ditto. added, that bad language, and fighting, Constant Southworth, graduate of Midamong the scholars, were no longer prac dlebury, (Ver.) tised.
Of the students in the Seminary, accordA School, on a large scale, had been ing to the last report, John W. Grier, did opened in Russia, on the estate of Count not return after the vacation on account of Romanzoff, where the lessons are translated ill health; James H. Mills, Robert James, and sent to the press.
Otto S. Hoyt, Gideon N. Judd, William The Rev. Mr. Mudie, who was sent to M*Farlane, Sylvester Larned, Levin I. GilHamburgh, had applied to the Senate for a lis, Andrew W. Poage, and Benjamin Gild. place of worship. This was opposed by ersleeve, were regularly dismissed through Mr. Mellish, the British Consul, on the the course of the summer; and Jonathan ground that the applicants were mischievous Price withdrew from the Seminary, so that fanatics. On a statement of the facts being the number of students in the institution, at sent to Lord CASTLEREAGH, Mr. Mellish the close of the summer session, was forty. had been directed to withdraw his opposi- three. tion, and there is every prospect of Mr. Mu During the winter session fifteen addidie being useful in that city.
tional students were received, viz.
Eli W. Caruthers, graduate of Nassau PERSECUTION IN GENEVA. Hall, (N. J.) IN March last, two gens d'armes, with John H. Van Court, ditto. a captain and magistrate of Police, conduct
ditto. ed Mr. Majance, of Geneva, to the ter William B. Barton, ditto. tory of Geso, in France, for “reading the John Pierce,
ditto. Scriptures, preaching, and praying in pri Elias W. Crane,
ditto. vate houses." !!!,
Nicholson R. Morgan.