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consented to receive missionaries, and speech were not wanting to make it promised them their protection strikingly expressive. After mucb
He next visited Mashew, a town had bren said respecting the war, about 20 miles further, which was some of the people began to speak of estimated to contain from 12 to 15,000 white men now offering themselves ; inbabitants. Much land was seen and the assembly at last resolved that under cultivation. At Mashew the missionaries should be received and people expressed an equal willingness protected. The king then presented to receive missionaries.
Mr. C. with two oxen and two large From this town Mr. Campbell tra- elephants' teeth. velled a week (about 120 miles) fur- From the number of inbabitants ther to the north-eastward, and came seen by Mr. C. at the several towns to Kurreechane, the principal town of through which he passed, it would the Marootzee tribe, containing about be a low calculation to estimate the 16,000 inhabitants. Here Mr. C. population of the Bootchuana nation found a people arrived to a degree of at 200,000; supposing, wbat seems civilization, and possessing a know. very probable, that they inhabit the ledge of arts, superior to any of the country from the 24th degree of lontribes he had seen. They smelt iron gitude to the eastern coast, and from and copper from the ore. The metals the 24th degree of latitude, compreare procured from mountains in the hending 90,000 square miles. Mr. neigbbourhood.
C.'s recent atteinpt to penetrate into Kurreechane appears to be the the interior of Southern Africa, may Staffordshire as well as the Birming. be adduced as an additional illustraham of that part of South Africa. tion of the truth of Mr. Wilberforce's They manufacture pottery, and in remark, “ If Africa is to be disco. the sbape and painting of their ar- vered, it must be by missionaries.” ticles, shew a superior degree of The report of the Griqua town and taste. They appear to excel in the Lattakoo missions is known over all making of baskets; and Mr. C. found the Bootchuana tribes, and perhaps the walls of their houses ornamented to many tribes further in the interior. with paintings of elephants, camel- Such is the respect paid to the missiJeopards, sbields, &c. Ou Mr. C.'s onaries, that the tribes wbo enjoy their proposing to send missionaries to labours consider themselves as safe reside in Kurreechape, they called a from the attacks of other tribes : and Pietso, or a meeting of the principal wherever Mr. C. travelled, the ideas men. About 300 assembled in a attached to the name of a missionary publick place, all armed with spears, had sufficient weight to procure him battle-axes, shields, &c. and an ex- the protection and friendly offices of bibition of savage oratory ensued, all the savages which he visited. where poise, gesture, and fluency of
India-- The brethren at Bellary gospels, tracts, &c. From the time have engaged a young man, born in of their arrival to that of their the country, a Mr.Howell, to succeed departure, they were thronged alMr. Taylor. For the sake of being most night and day by persons useful, he has relinquished a lucrative from all parts of the country, anxious place under government, and is now to get some books from them. They diligently applying to appropriate sat down amidst many large as. studies for missionary work. He is semblies of the people, and read to able to converse rather fluently in four them the tract on “The True Incar. languages: the Canara, Teloogoo, nation"—the Parables of the Sower, Tamul, and Hindoostanee. He also the Prodigal Son, the Talents, and takes charge of the native schools, pro many other portions of Scripture, intempore.
terspersing, occasionally, explanatory Mr. Reeve says, " Mr. Howell remarks. They had also much con. and Anundarayer, the catechist, went versation with the people, who seemed last month to the annual feast at pleased, and expressed much satig. Humpee, with a very large supply of faction,
" The gospels and tracts in Canara, merly. True, these things do pot were distributed chiefly amongst per- constitute actual success, but the sons from the far distant towns of means must be first used, and we Calliana, Culburga, Womanabed, Bel have reason to hope that in due time gaum, Cbittledrog, Hullihale, and the blessing will follow.-Mr. Fleming several places in the Mysore country. has joined our number, and he is The Teloogoo gospels, &c. to persons about to commence the study of the residing at Adwanny, Ghooty, Cud. Chinese.". dapah, Gudwal, and Nellore, &c. &c. Thus the precious seed of the kingdom
Encouraging Prospects in India. is spread far and wide. O that the A pious gentleman who resided in dew of heaven may descend and ren- India for several years, and is well der it fruitful.
acquainted with the state of religion " One evening wbile there, an old there, has lately returned to England, man from Mettikul, in the Hydrabad and reports very favourably concernterritory, came to Mr. Howell, and ing the progress of Christianity in said, that last year, amongst the India : he says that every thing is books I distributed, a catechism was encouraging, both among the Eurobrought to his village by his son, who peaps and natires. Of the missionhad procured it of one of the people. aries of various denominations he The perusal of this made some im- speaks in the highest terms of appropression on bis mind, and led him to bation; that they are truly pious, inquire where it came from. On humble, zealous, and laborious; that being informed that it came from they have by their good conduct proBellary, be was determined to travel cured the esteem of the natives, and thither to procure more. This was that they are every where treated his object in repairing to the feast, with respect. The prejudices of the but as he had met with Mr. Howell Hindoos, and their attachment to caste, there, his journey was much short. are certainly diminished; and many ened. Having obtained a good supply, of the Brahmins themselves are behe returned, as Mr. Howell trusis, coming indifferent to their ancient rejoicing.
superstitions, ipsomuch that some, “ A respectable person made many who still rigidly adhere to them, are inquiries about Mr. Taylor's expected distinguished from their more liberal residence in Complee, and requested brethren by the name of “ Ceremony a Canarese gospel ; upon receiving Brahmins." A peculiar circumstance which, he observed that “ we took bas been voticed, which, though much pains in making and giving trifling in itself, proves that superaway books, but expressed a desire stitious notions are giving way: that we would come and explain to Formerly a Hindoo could not bear to them the meaning of difficult pas- touch a book bound in leather, besages contained in them. He had, cause it was a profanation of the hide the year before, received a copy of of his most sacred animal; but now the Sermon on the Mount, and now many do not scruple to get a book so asked many questions respecting it.” bound, after they have procured it in
Dr.Milde, in a letter dated Malacca, boards. Feb. 5, 1820, says, “ I bave lately It appears also that many of the been reviewing the state of your Mahometans have lost much of that Ultra Ganges Missions, and I hope confidence which they used to place it may safely be affirmed, that their in their protended prophet. prospects are encouraging : wbile There is an increasing readiness to there is much to damp our spirits, read and examine the sacred Scripthere is a great deal more calculated tures. Sometime ago, a Nair, to to inspire cheerful hope. Knowledge whom a European read some chapters is spreading ; the nuinber of youth of the gospels, which he bighly apconnected with the missions is in. proved, eagerly said, “ Are these creasiog ; opportunities for circulating really your Shasters ?." And being tracts are more numerous than ever; assured that they were, be added, and the heathen are more frequently " Why tben did you not let us have visited in their own houses than for them long ago? You always had
access to our Shasters: why did you “God is with you. You always conkeep back your's?”
quer. We must all become Chris. It seems that God had been pleased tians.” In Candy, it is said that they to overrule even the horrors of war formerly placed much confidence in for beneficial purposes. The great their great gor Budhu, but since it success of the British arms appear has beeu taken by the British they deeply to have affected the minds of say, “ Budbu has deceived us, we the natives, so that some of them say, will not believe him any more.”
METHODIST MISSIONS. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the Fifth Anniversary of the York Juvenile Methodist Missionary Society was held in Albion-Street Chapel. The meeting was numerous and respectable. The Chair was occupied by the Rev. Isaac Turton. After an highly interesting Report had been read by the Rev. Thomas Stead, one of the Secretaries, the Rev. Messrs. Farrar, France, and Agar, Mr. W. Dawson, (from Berwick,) Mr. Barker, and others, severally addressed the meeting ; their eloquent and impressive speeches were received with unqualified approbation, and excited an unusual degree of interest in behalf of the heathen world.--Mr. Dawson preached a most animated sermon from Rom. i. 16, on Thursday evening, in Newstreet Chapel. The collection at both services amounted to 241. 135. 0ļd. being 91. 138.2 d. more than the preceding year: and it is worth yof remark, that since the publication of the last Report, 801.11s. 6 d. has been collected, 24l. 9s. Id. of which arose from the sole exertions of the female collectors, making the total receipts since the establishment of this Institution, 2821. Ils. 21d.
Arrival of Missionaries.--We are happy to announce the safe arrival of Mr. Oliver, in Newfoundland ; Mr. and Mrs. Temple, at St. John's, New Brunswick; and Mr. and Mrs Huddlestone, Sierra Leone.
Sailed in the course of the last Month-George Lane, for Sierra Leone, to join Mr. Huddlestone at that station.
We are sorry to have to state the death of John Hudson, one of our missionaries in Jamaica. His health had materiaily suffered in Jamaica, and, by the advice of the medical gentleman who attended him, he visited St. John's, New Brunswick, with the view of regaining his health and returning to his station. On his arrival he was suddenly taken worse, and died in joyful hope on the 7th of September last.
Recent letters from Jamaica communicate also the painful intelligence that Mrs. Ratcliffe, the wife of Mr. Ratcliffe, and their two children, had fallen victims to the fever.
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the General Trea
surers, since the Account published last Month
L. S. d. From Josepb Bulmer, Esq.
16 IS 6 Treasurer of the Auxi.
7 19 10 liary Society, for the
Ditto (Ladies) 14 to 8 London District
Battle Bridge *816 480 2 Deptford Circuit
From T. Holy, Esq. Trea-
surer of the Auxiliary
Society for the Shefield
District . . . . 114 16 6
Croinford Circuit 25 0 0 Luton ditto
T. Holy, Esq. dona. Colchester ditto 37 12
tion for the purchase Brighton ditto 45 15
of an Eacyclopedia Reading ditto BO 2
for S.Leigh, MissionLondon East Circuit
19 120 163 8 6 City-Road
From Mr. John Howell,
Jun. Treasurer of the Tottenham
Auxiliary Society for Sonthwark 39 3
the Shrewsbury District
Shrewsbury Circuit 13 S 6
3 10 0 16 18
£. s. d. 1
f. a. d. From it. Noyes, Psg.
From Thomas Thompson, Treasurer of the Aux
Esq. Treasurer of the iliary Society for the
Auxiliary Society for the Portsmouth District
Hull Circuit . 17 10 11
. 14 00 Newbury Circuit 11 0 0 87 91 Grimsby ditto . 17 0 0 From W. W. Carne, Esq.
Hull Juvenile Society to Treasurer of the Aux.
Bridlington Circuit 109 o Iliary Society for the
Patrington ditto 99 18 6 Cornwall District
110001 Howden ditto - 22 0 0 Froin the Treasurer of
Snaith ditto . 8 18 % the Auxiliary Society
Driffield ditto for the Aberdeen Dig
Gainsborough ditto 32 19 trict
The amount of a Le. Aberdeen Circuit 3 JO 0
gncy left by the late Peterhead ditto 1 19 11
Mr.J. Wilns of Blyton, 5 19 11
in the Gainsborough From T. Jerram, Esq.
Circuit, paid by Messrs. Treasurer of the Auxi
Edinund Hunstman, liary Society for the
Rainurl Hanson, and Nottinghain District
Robert Winn, Exe. Nottingbam Circuit 7 16 1
cators to Mr. John Ultoxeter ditto 20 00
Milns (leg. duty £5.) 45 0 0 Ilkestone ditto 16 19 S
Barton Circuit • 10 9 3 Melton Mowbray ditto 35 8
321 15 9 Mansfield ditto
9 0 0
From Mr.JohnBliss, Trea. Leicester ditto 17 0 0
surer of the Auxiliary Loughborough ditto 10 00
Snciety for the North
115 13 0 ampton District From Mr. R Drummond,
Northampton Circuit 760 Treasuser of the Auxi.
Wellingborougb ditto 3 0 0 Jiary Society for the
Towcester ditto - 364 Edinburgh District
• 12 6 9 Edinburgh Circuit 36 10 9
25 19 1 Haddington ditto Il 19 0
From Thomas Allen, Esq. Glasgow ditto
4 13 10
Treasurer of the Auxili. Ayr ditto
ary Kuciety for the Mac
55 66 clesfield District From Mr. W. Wilson,
Newcastle Circuit 5 0 0 Treasurer of the Auxi.
Namptwich diito . 20 18 0 9B IS 0 liary Society for the
Froin C. Wawn, Exq TreaCarlisle Disirict
surer of the Auxiliary Carlisle Circuit
10 00 Society for the Newcas. From T. Morgan, Esq.
tle District . 13 11 6 Treasurer of the Aux.
Morpeth Circuit . $ 10 $ iliary Society for the
Sunderland ditto First Welsh District
Froin the Female As. Carmarthen Circuit 25 12 11
sociation in the City Haverfordwest ditto 718 10
of Durham, per Mrs. Swansea ditto
John Ward, making Monmouth ditto 4 0 0
in all £160. . 20 0 0 105 1 9
83 11 9 From R Campion, Esq. From Nr. Davis, Trea.
Treasurer of the Auxili. surer of the Auxiliary
ary Society for the White Suciety for the Second
46 S 7 Welsh District
From Mr. W.Hunt, Treasurer Carmarthen Circuit
5 0 0 of the Auxiliary Society FromH Holland, Esq.anil
for the Birmingham Dis. Mr. W. Moore, Tren
141 19 10 surers of the Auxiliary
Dudley Circuit . 16 00 Society for the Lincoln
Ledbury ditto - 17 5 6 District
ire Lincoln Circuit 10 0 0
From Mr. T. Broadbent, Spalding and Spilsby
Treasurer of the Auxili. ditto
89 15 5 39 15 5 ary Society for the Lynn From Mr.John Ashworth,
District Treasurer of the Auxi.
Thetford Circuit 1000 liary Society for the
Swaffham ditto . 15 U ons oo Halifax District
From T. Roberts, Eny. Halifax Circuit
18 11 8
Treasurer of the AuxiliSkipton ditto 15 00
ary Society for the BrisBoys at Woodhouse
150 00 Grave School
From Francis Marris, Sundries 710
Es4. Treasurer of the
Auxiliary Society for
the Manchester District 19 16 10 Bradford ditto ditto
Manchester Circuit . 99 6 0 Clithero Circuit
Stockport ditto 110 00
£. y. d. 1 From John Forshaw, Esq.
Trinity Parish, Jer. Treasurer of the Auxili.
sey, per Mr. Philip ary Society for the Liver.
Percbard his Exepeol District - 139 39
cutor Lancaster Circuit 8? 10 0
From Mr. G Osborn, TreaWarrington ditto 44 10 9
surer of the Auxiliary Preston ditto . 7100
Soriety for the Canter. Chester ditto
TIO 0 0 411 46 bury District . 41 5
Sandhurst Circuit • 6 10
Froin T. Huishand, Esq.Trex.
surer of the Auxiliary So. A Legacy of the late
ciety for the PlytnouthMatthien Luce, of
ERRATA---For Brighton and Lewis, in January, read Lewis. £10.
The Committee present their tbanks for the following acceptable presents to the Society... To Mrs. Harrison, Wheelock, near Namptwich, for two volumes of the Methodist Magazine, per Rev. J. Draper; to J. Chettle, Rochdale, for a box containing Articles of female apparel, and sundry articles, for South Sea Missions; to Mr. E. Ollerenshaw, Manchester, for a box of sundry hats, for South Sea Missions, per Mr. Henson; to Mr. J. Smith, Fayersbam, for sundry articles, for South Sea Missions; to Mrs.Collinsun, Cross-street, Islington, for 5 vols. of the Methodist Magazine; to Union-street Sunday School, for a parcel of presents to the Mission Schools : to friends at Hinde-street, London, for several articles for the South African Mission, per Mr. Higton; to the Female School in Newgate, for pincushions, for South Sea Missions, per Mr. Wilks ; to Mrs. Wilks, for sundry articles for South Sea Missions ; to Mrs. Jennings, Reading, for 24 dresses for New Zealand Children; to a Friend, for a piece of print, for South Sea Missions; to friends at Reading, for 24 female garments, for the South Sea Missions, per Miss Gibson; to Miss Needham, and Mrs. Boland, Windsor, for sundry articles for South Sea Missions; to a Friend, for several articles fir New Zealand Missions; to Mr. Henry Longden, Sheffield, for a Canada Cooking Stove, for the South African, or New Zealand Mission; to Ladies at Lewes, Sussex, for several articles for the South Sea Missions; to Friends at Sheffield, for sundry packages of articles for the South Sea Missions; to Friends in Birmingham, for sundry articles for South Sea Mis. sions; to Mrs. Entwisle, agd other Ladies, Bradford, Yorksbire, for sundry articles for the Smith Sea Missions; to Messrs. Pitts and Biddles, Sun-street, Bishopsgate-street, London, for 20 pairs of Children's shoes, for South Sea Missions ; to Ladies at Brighton, for 72 female dresses, and sundry other articles, for New Zealand, and other South Sea Missions; to Friends in Salford, for various articles for the South Sea Missions; to Friends at Darlington, for sundry articles for the South Sea Missions; to Mrs. Sharp and family, Bingly, for presents for South Sea Missions; 10 Mrs. Arnistead, Pentonville, for five volaines of Jewish Repository: to sundry Friends in Salford, for valuable articles for the South Sea Missions : and to Messrs, Newton, Scott, Chambers, and Newton, Thorncliffe Ironwork, near Sheffield, for sundry valuable articles for the South Sea Missions.