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learned to make their own clothing- mittee are gradually increasing. They about 400 couple, are married-they may at present be considered “as were accustomed to spend their nights twelve in number-Calcutta, Kidin dancing and drumming, after the derpore, Burdwan, Buxar, Benares, heathenish fashion of their countries : Chunar, Lucknow, Bareilly, Meerut, not a drum is now left in town-in six Delhi, Agra, and Titalya. In these inonths, only six deaths occurred; several stations, there were, at the while, in three months, forty-two date of the last dispatches, twentychildren were born—not an oath had nine Christian teachers, European been heard in the town, to Mr. John- and Native ; and there are now on son's knowledge, for the last twelve their passage, for their further supmonths; nor had any drunkenness ply, six others.” been witnessed the attendance on public worship is regular and large, The Mission in the South of India. three times on the Sunday, on an - Besides Madras and its mere imaverage, not less than 1200 or 1300 mediately dependent stations, TranNegroes, while Mr. Johnson's first quebar is the centre of various congregation amounted but to nine : School-establishments; and at Coat morning and evening daily tym and Allepie, in Travancore, prayers, not less than 500 are pre- with several stations of the Comsent--the Schools, which opened with pany's Chaplains in the Presidency, pinety boys and fifty girls with the labours of the Society are carried thirty-six adults, now contain up- on. In these different places, Nine ward of 500 scholars.
English or Lutheran Clergymen, “ These were great encouragements eight of whom are married, are apto Mr. Jobinson in bis labours : but pointed to labour; about fifty Natives he was not satisfied with the reforma. are employed under their direction ; tion of the manners of the people: he upward of 2500 children are under prayed for indications of a change of instruction ; and, both in stated conheart, and the influence of a living gregations and by excursions and principle. Nor did he wait long. journeys, the truths of the Gospel One and another began to visit him, are declared to numbers of Natives, burdened by a sense of their sins, to and are made known by the distribuask what they were to do to be saved tion of tracts and of the scriptures. -disclosing to him the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit on their The Missionaries in Travancore hearts, in the most simple and touch- write ing manner. He saw persons, in “The moral state of the Heathen every direction, before they came to around us is awful beyond descripattend morning and evening daily tion. Adultery is no crime—it is worship, kneeling in private prayer the practice of their gods! A wobehind bushes and houses. All, with- man is kept a short time, and then out exception, wish for baptism; her place filled by another; and but Mr. Johnson admits none to that other practices too offensive to menordinance till he is satisfied of their tion. From these vices the Namintelligence and integrity. All have boury Brahmins are tolerably free. abandoned polygamy, greegrees, and But it is literally verified in all these Deril-worship. The baptized are in Heathen, that there is no truth in the habit of regularly, partaking of their inward part. If it were decothe Lord's Supper, unless prevented rous for persons residing with comby illness; and when Mr. Johnson fort in the country, we could mention left, in April of last year, the number instances of bribery and corruption, of Communicants amounted to 263,” and a total disregard of all truth and
justice, in almost every office of trust The North India Mission. The held by a Native, Notbing in our stations under the superintendance of own land at all approximates to it. the Calcutta Corresponding Com- There is no security.”
On the State of the Syrian Church, the Missionaries write .
“We think we can safely assert, a week, to regulate the affairs of the that there is a gradual, though slow Church and Mission; and it is quite improvement. The mind of the Me- a pleasure to see the method and protropolitan evidently opens to a view priety with which the Metropolitan of the real state of the Church over attends to business. The principal which he presides. Many hints of Malpan is an increasingly valuable improvement are suggested by him, man: his anxiety for the improveand he follows up warmly the plans ment of the Church, and the diffusion proposed by us. We all meet twice of knowledge, is great,"
The Mediterranean Mission.—The following Extract will be read with great interest :
" Among the Eastern churches within Corfu, and Vienna, this renovated the sphere of this Mission, the revival attention to the Scriptures promises of pure religion is unquestionably well for that interesting people ; who begun: and, as these churehes shall will stand foremost, when once brought reflect the clear light of the Gospel themselves into the full influence of on the Mahomedans and Heathens Christian truth, among its most acaround, they will doubtless become tive and efficient friends. efficient instruments of rescuing them “ The Society's Missionaries, therefrom delusion and death. But it is fore, rejoice to labour in this holy by the bringing back these churches cause. Their voyages and their to the knowledge and love of the journeys, their plans and their toils, sacred Scriptures, that the blessing characterize them, for the present, from on high may be expected to de- chiefly as men occupied in devising scend on them: and there are many and preparing new or revised versions and encouraging indications that the of the Scriptures, and in circulating churches of Greece, and Syria, and far and wide those which are already Armenia, and Egypt, and Abyssinia, in being; and herein they feel it an will gladly receive the boon" at our honour to further the objects of that bands.
Noble Institution—the British and “The establishment and increase of Foreign Bible Society-which unites Bible Societies among the Greeks are and cements in one the affections and indications of reviving light and labours of good men wherever they vigour in that ancient Church. Con- are found; and, in return, thankfully nected with the diffusion of general acknowledges their zeal, and renders knowledge by their printing-presses all possible support to their plans and at Constantinople, Haivali, Scio, labours.''
The following passage in the Report, as to the importance of Egypt, as a Missionary Station, is highly impressive :
“ Before we turn our attention to Sepnaar, Darfur, and Tombuctoo, other quarters," say the Committee are, at the proper seasons, in constant of the Hibernian Auxiliary in their activity. The human mind is less last Report, “ your Committee can- likely to stagnate, where there is the not avoid remarking the facilities perpetual excitement of commercial which Egypt affords for introducing industry: and not only may the lanthe Gospel into Africa. Independent guages só essential to a Missionary of the Christians, who, though igno- undertaking be acquired, but valurant and degraded, still keep alive the able information may be procured; name and profession of our faith, and and books, even as an article of by their acquaintance with the land trade, may be introduced. Above all, guage and manners, may form most Egypt is at peace-travelling in that useful co-operators, there is a per- country is now attended with competual concourse of strangers from all parative safety-the Natives have parts of the Interior--caravans from been familiarized to the sight of
European travellers, who, from mo- of returning strength in that oppressed tires of curiosity or science, have and fallen Church; and we trust penetrated their deserts—their re, that, while the pyramid and the searches must bave had a beneficial the temple have excited enthusiasm effect upon the people, who have and animated research, Christian hitherto regarded the stupendous zeal will not be found deficient in monuments of antiquity but as the giving aid to that church whose relics of enchantment, or the deposi- country afforded protection to our tories of treasure and the influence Infant Saviour, and whose shrines seems to have extended to the Ba- have been consecrated by the labours shaw, who has manifested a spirit of of a Cyril and an Athanasius; but liberality and knowledge unusual in that she may receive the blessed his countrymen. The eagerness Gospel from her fellow Christians in with which the Scriptures were sought the West, who once illumined their for by the Copts, and the gratitude ancestors, by the 'morals, science, which they exhibited for the few and literature, which, 3000 years copies that Mr. Jowett could leave since, Missionaries of another chathem, seem to prove some symptoms racter collected on her favoured soil.”
Baptist MissionARY SOCIETY,- We regret to find that the Baptist Chapel, and Mission House, at Spanish Town, Jamaica, has been destroyed by fire.
Digah.—Extract of a Letter from Mr. Rowe, dated April 3, 1820. The public attention in India is should soon get more. Her prospects evidently drawing towards the subject then appeared bright, and her heart of the moral improvement of native was much engaged in the object. females. Brother Lawson has lately Great numbers of females seemed to published part of a poem, which is be very desirous of learning to read. directed to this object; and I sin- There were several young women, cerely hope it will be productive of belonging to very respectable families, much good. Several persons are who were desirous of being taught; doing what they can to promote na- and as they were not permitted to aptive female education, and in many pear in public, the school-mistress instances we have seen the native was allowed, according to their reprejudices on this subject give way, quest, to go to their houses, after I trust the time is not far distant school hours, to teach them to read. when the abominable practice of burn- Sisters Webberley and Wright, of ing females shall be utterly abolished, Agra, are actively engaged in proand when this degraded class of moting this object. Between two beings shall be raised to that state of and three years ago, a native of the moral dignity, to which they are Ramdass came hither, as an inquirer. evidently destined by that God who He had a daughter, about nine years has declared that his Son shall have 'of age, of the name of Piarree, whom the heathen for his inheritance. The he requested Mrs. Rowe to admit public feeling, on this subject, is into her little female native school. Dow much stronger than it ever was This was readily granted, and she before. It is said, the Countess of proved to be a diligent interesting Loudon has granted a pension to girl. By her needle she soon earned several native females, who have cloth enough to make her a suit of been cast out by their friends, for clothes, which she made up herself. having resolutely refused to be burned She also made considerable progress with their deceased husbands. in reading ; but when thus advancing
Sister Carey, of Cutwa, informs in her education, her father removed ps, that she has commenced a native to Benares, and she soon after died. female school there, and that it is About this time Ramdass was baptized going on well. When she wrote, by brother Smith of Benares; and a which is now about two months few days ago he came to Digah on a ago, she had fourteen girls in her visit." He weeps, and is much afschool and had reason to think she fected when he speaks of the death
of Piarre. He says she was sad- heart. The father said, You may denly taken ill with the putrid fever, die ; what have you to say, having and when the doctor came to see her heard and read the holy word of he immediately assured him that her God? The child replied, I recollect disease was mortal. When Ramdass the scriptures; I am going to leave heard this, he requested Piarre to call the world, and I shall go to Jesus on the name of the Lord for restora- Christ. She also said, There is notion, , if it might please him. She thing in this world I have no pain. said, the Lord's name rested in her In this frame she expired.
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.-This Society has sustained the loss of an excellent Missionary, Mr. Pritchett, who died at Vizagapatam, June 13th. He had completed the translation of the whole New Testament into the Teloogo language, and had made considerable progress in the Old. He has left a widow and four children.
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the General Trea
surers, since the Account published last Month.
Monies received at the Mission House.
50 0 0
. 5 5 0
Sums under Fire Pounds 800 625 From Joseph Bulmer, Ean. £'. s. d. , From Francis Marris,
£. s. d. Treasurer of the Auxi
Esy. Treasurer ot the * liary Society, for the
Auxiliary Society for London District
the Manchester District HammersmitbCircuit 14 4 6
Manchester Circuit - 63 13 9! Brighton & Lewes do. 40 00
Salford, ditto - - - 39 15 9 Deptford, dito . • 12 70 66 11 61 Boltou, ditto . . . 65 0 0 From John Burke, Esq.
Haslingdon, ditto .. 10 Treasurer of tbe Auxi
Rochdale, ditto ..76 74 186 16 O • liary Missionary Society
From T. Holy, Esq. Treafor the island of Nevis,
56 bol surer of the Auxiliary Frain, Benjamin Sadler,
Society for the Sheffield * Esq. Treasurer of the
District . . . . . 1. 60 16 11 Auxiliary Society for
From John Pine, Esq. and ftbe Leeds District
Lieut. Baily, Treasur. Selby Circuit .- 87 3 94
ers of the Gibraltar Leeds, ditto . . . 58 8 9
Auxiliary Society -
70 00 • Birstal, ditto . . 940
From T.Gilson, Esq. TreaBramley, ditto. - 94 13 0
surer of the Branch So"Wakefield, ditto - 28 0 0 172 5 0 1 ciety for the Newark Froin Thomas Thompson,
Circuit . . . . Esq. Treasurer of the
From Mr.John Bliss, TreaAuxiliary Society for the
surer of the Auxiliary • Hull District
Society for the NorthGrimsby Circuit . • 50 16 0
ampton District Hull, ditto • • • 8 14 0 54 10 0 Higham Ferrars CirFrom H. Holland, Esq.and
cuit . . . . 3 18 Mr. W. Mawer, Trea
Market Harborough surers of the Auxiliary
ditto " - - - . I 16 O Society, Sleaford • .
From Mr.Hunt, Treasurer From Mr. Robert Spence,
of the Auxiliary Society Treasurer of the Auxi..
* for the Birmingham DisJiary Society for the
trict . . . . . - 193 19 10 York District.
239 90 Dudley Circuit . - 18 0 0 141 19 10
The Committee present their thanks for the following acceptable presents to the Society ---To Mrs. Collinson, Cross-street, Islington, for 12 vols. of the Methodist Magazine; to John Tootal, Esq. Wakefield, for knives and razors, for the New Zealand Mission; to the Rev. Samuel Woolmer, for books and pamphlets; to C. Rider, Esq. "Colly Hurst-Hall, fer 25 copies of the Elin-street Collection of Hyınn Tunes; to Friends in Manchester, for sundry articles for tbe New Zealand Mission, by Mr. R. Henson,
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