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ness and subsequent death of my little are not at all desirous of abandoning them, girl, together with the birth of another especially the women: and, were you to infant, have, however, both distressed witness the scenes we do, you would be and occupied me too much to attend to struck with surprise how many rational any thing material; yet I feel it a duty beings could exist in such a filthy state: I owe to the Committee to give them it is, however, familiar to them; even every information in my power. I would those who are best amongst them, and are at the same time offer them our thanks wealthy, are destitute of any notion of for the readiness which they have evinced cleanliness : so that improvement in this to assist us, and assure them, that, amidst respect we have to keep constantly in the millions of the human race who know view. not God and have never heard “the joy When a Child is admitted into the ful sound," there cannot be found any School, the first thing that is required' is who are more completely sunk and de- to send her to the bathing-room, to be well graded than those amongst whom my lot washed; and her filthy rags, if she have is cast. I have visited Madras, and, on any covering at all, are thrown away. my way home, different parts of Ceylon She is then clothed, and takes her place also; but the circumstances of the Fe- amongst her new companions, in what may males here will scarcely admit of a com be considered a new mould to her: she parison with those in the above-mentioned appears another being, and is a perfect places; these, in misery and every de contrast to her former appearance. She scription of wretchedness, far exceed any commences her new course by picking thing that I have witnessed elsewhere. cotton to be spun, which is done by the Those in that part of India just referred least children and new-comers. The to, are, and have long been, under the Children in general learn spinning, plain English Government, the ameliorating needle-work, knitting, marking; and laceadvantages of which they have expe- making is just introduced. The general rienced the benefit of; while these among progress of the Children, in their various whom I am are under the distressing and branches of instruction, is pleasing, and galling yoke of a Heathen Government. satisfactory to me. I hope to add greatly In the above situations, Europeans are to their numbers, ere long. comparatively numerous, which may, in My principal hope regarding those I a considerable degree, have had an in- have with me, is, that they may be qualifluence on the Natives around them: but fied, each of them, to conduct Schools in here this is not the case; consequently the the different Villages around us, and thus circumstances of the Native, and particu- be very extensive blessings. I have two larly the Native Female, are so much the about to be married shortly, each of them
I know of nothing more appalling capable of conducting a Day School: and to an English Female mind, than to wit. as their marriage is in every respect in ness the degradation of her sex in this consonance with our wishes, we intend place; and yet this I am compelled to placing them in two Villages near us, where witness every time I move out; indeed it their Husbands, who are both employed is very frequently at my own door, and to as Readers in the Mission, may be very describe it is impossible.
useful amongst the people, and undertake State of the Schools.
each a Boys' School. I find them as My number of Girls is at present 18: capable of improvement as any European a short time since I had 20; but two have Child. They have for centuries been left, both of whom were Roman Catholics. doomed to slavery, and really considered I conclude their Priests influenced the as only fit for the meanest drudgery, and parents to remove them; for though they that to attempt their improvement would call themselves Christians, they are the be unavailing; but I have proved, that greatest hindrances we have. These 18 the reverse is the case ; that they only are cheerful and happy, and certainly want what their situation demands, what enjoy the comforts which they possess; many Mothers in Israel and Daughters which, when contrasted with those outside, in Sion are inclined to impart to them, are great. They are required to wash and what all ought to unite in—to rescue themselves every morning, and to change them from their present deplorable situatheir clothes twice a-week. This is at first tion, to which they have been so long convery irksome, and every means is taken demned by idolatry, superstition, and to avoid it; as dirt and idleness are the cruelty; and to raise them to their proper peculiar elements of the Natives, and they and natural, because rightful, station in
life, in which they may act as skilful, in with other persons belonging to our family, dustrious, virtuous, and Christian Wives for Prayer; after which the Boys go into and Mothers, in society and in the Church the English School, and the Girls remain of Christ. I trust that day is at hand in with me until three o'clock (having halfwhich there will be an universal striving an-hour allowed, at twelve, for dinner), together for their temporal and spiritual when they again all assemble in the Mawelfare.
layalim School, which is over at five In addition to the above, they have to o'clock. At half-past-six a bell calls read and write in Malayalim and Native them again for the Evening, when they Arithmetic: they learn the Church and Dr. learn their Catechisms &c. until eight Watts's Catechisms, and portions of Scrip- o'clock, and after Evening Prayer retire ture and Hymns, all in Malayalim. Thus to rest. Their Catechisms &c., I should their minds are informed in those things have said, they have to repeat during which belong to their everlasting peace: their Sunday-School hours.
Thus you and much rejoiced would you and other will find their time is fully occupied. friends be, to see these little ones, who We are, with the consent of the Madras but the other day were in the depths of Committee, about to erect separate buildignorance, and exposed to the influence of ings for each sex; in which there will be the vilest practices, now learning of Him, a good airy School-room, a Sleeping-room, who has said, Suffer little children to come an Eating-room, a small one for the Atunto me &c., and occupying their time tendant adjacent to the Sleeping-room, and minds in acquiring that knowledge and annexed is to be one as a Ward for which, by the influence of the Holy Spi- any that may be sick, which in these rit, shall make them wise unto salvation, climates is often the case. There are to and lisping His praises who gave the be Play-grounds; well divided from each command, Go ye into every land and preach other, in the front of each range, that no the Gospel to every creature. It is, and intercourse whatever can subsist. Thus ever must be, our prayer, that He, with each will have every means for improvewhom is the residue of the Spirit, will ment, in mind, cleanliness, health, &c.: bless these various instructions, that these and then I hope we shall have a far dear Children may be brought savingly to greater number, and proceed with reguknow Him. This is our principal object: larity and comfort, which cannot be at and in one, I hope, I see it beaming. present. I feel myself quite happy and She gives us many indications that she at home amongst them; and hope, if tastes, feels, and handies of the Word of spared, to see more than 50 around me. Life. She derives her happiness from the We are, as you are aware, situated on Scriptures and other sources of Divine the coast; and I take my Girls to the seaKnowledge; and, as she is one of the two side once a-week, a recreation they are before alluded to, we anticipate her being much pleased with. I have two motives usefully and actively employed, ere long, for doing this : the one is, to benefit their in leading others in the path of life. health; the other, that the inhabitants
The Morning School in the Native may see, as they pass through the Bazaar, Language commences at six o'clock; and the comfortable circumstances in which all the Children are learning until nine, they are—for they are a great contrast when they take their breakfast. At half to all those through whom they pass—and past-nine they assemble in the verandah, be induced to send their children also.
The Annual Meeting was held at
1l o'Clock on Tuesday the 4th of THE Annual Sermon was preach- May, in Freemasons' Hall; the Preed before the Society, at St. Bride's sident, Admiral Lord Gambier, G.C.B. Church, on Monday Evening the in the Chair. The usual Prayer 3d of May, by the very Rev. the was offered up by the Senior Clerical Dean of Salisbury, from St. Matt. Secretary, at the commencement of ix. 36, 37, 38.
384 4 7 2279 1 3
Movers and Seconders,
mighty God, they have abundant subHon. and Right Rev, the Lord Bishop jects of praise in the preservation of the of Lichfield and Coventry; and the Vene Labourers in Western Africa during a rable Archdeacon Hodson-Right Rev. season of prevailing sickness, in the inthe Lord Bishop of Winchester; and the crease of Native Teachers in the NorthRev. James Milnor, D.D., Rector of St. India Mission, and in the continued blessGeorge's Parish, New York Right ing which has accompanied the Preaching Rev. the Lord Bishop of Chester; and of the Gospel in the District of TinneThomas Fowell Buxton, Esq. M. P. velly. Rev. John Hartley, Missionary from the -That, deeply convinced that God is Mediterranean; and Sir George Grey, the Source as well as the End of all Bart. -- Rev. William Smyly, Rector Scriptural Efforts for the establishment of of Aghanloe; and the Hon. and Rev. His Kingdom in the world, this Meeting Gerard Thomas Noel.
would affectionately urge on the friends Resolutions,
of the Society the duty of earnest and
habitual prayer, that He would strongly —That the Report, of which an abs, impress on His Church the sense of her tract has been read, be received, and
solemn responsibilities; that He would printed under the direction of the Com
bestow on her more faith, and love, and mittee; and that this Meeting desires to
devotedness; and that He would employ express its grateful sense of the many indications of the Divine Favour which
her more extensively for the manifesta
tion of His Glory in the salvation of have been vouchsafed to the Society during the past year.
perishing Sinners. - That the thanks of this Meeting be
State of the Funds, given to the very Reverend the Dean of
RECEIPTS OF THE YEAR. Salisbury, for his Sermon before the Paid direct to the Society
£. s. a. Society last evening; to the Noble Pre Congregational Collections....
Benefactions sident of the Society; to the other Vice
1344 8 10 Patrons and Vice-Presidents; and to all Legacies those Friends who, during the past year,
Cingalese School Fund.
Native Female Schools... have exerted themselves in its behalf:
Allepie School Fund................ and that the following Gentlemen are Jamaica Fund...
1 14 6 appointed the Committee for the ensuing Contributions through Associations 41,639 78
Interest on Government Securities.. 231 4 8 year, with power to fill up vacancies :
Sale of Publications ...........106 18 1
Drawbacks on Paper & Books, 300 14 6
Hugh Hill. John Bridges.
G. L. Hollingsworth.
47,328 17 0 James Sheffield Brooks. Colonel Latter.
On Account of the Institution ..........
61 14 3 Robert John Bunyon.
Lieut. Col. Phipps. John Hales Calcraft. Henry Pownall.
£ 47,390 11 3 William Dugmore.
Edw. V. Sidebottom.
PAYMENTS OF THE YEAR.
West-Africa ..... Sir George Grey, Bart. Edw. N. Thornton.
3581 16 2 William Harding. John Whiting, M.D.
North India -That the opportunities which from South-India
West-India year to year present themselves for the
Ceylon ..... extension of Missionary Labours, where Australasia, Missions have been already established West-Indies'.
North-West-America and in other parts, should be regarded
Missionaries and Students : as special calls on the Church of Christ, Institution to rise with increased self-denial, zeal, Salaries of Principal and Tutors..... 900 0
Maintenance; Allowances ; Library ; and liberality, to the sacred duty of pro
Books, Educational and Theoloclaiming the good news of Salvation
gical; Surgical Instruments and throughout the world.
Apparatus; Lectures; Servants' - That while the difficulties connected
Wages, Taxes, Rates, Gas, Coals
and Candles; Medicines, Furni. with the operations of the Society in va ture, Repairs, and Sundries....... rious parts of the world, and, especially, General Expenses : the diminution of its Labourers in North
Travelling, Ordination, Board and
Lodging, African Youths, and India, should lead the Members of the
Sundries. Society to a sense of dependence on Al Basle Seminary
811 5 8
10 0 0 204 2 3 15 5 0
407 12 7
3413 1 1
7183 7 3 8511 3 1
740 18 11 3223 5 4 5091 12 0 1195 18 9 535 16 2
590 13 5 332 15 7
787 8 4
5 222 18 2
169 16 8
1624 1 8
1548 16 2
226 1 5
L 4. d. Sick and Disabled Missionaries, includ
into the Receipts of 1828-29. The Reing Widows & Families ; Passage
ceipts of that year, therefore, in fact, from Foreign Stations ; Travelling
included a portion of the income of the Expenses ; Allowances, Medical
subsequent year. What proportion of Attendance, Education of Children, and Sundries.........
3036 0 11 Association Receipts were thus anticiPublications :
pated, it is difficult to determine; but in 10,250 copies of Twenty-ninth Report
forming the estimate of the Receipts of 70,000 copies of Missionary Register. 1200 15,000 copies of Missionary Record... 156 6 the Year 1829-30, it was assumed to 85,000 copies of Monthly Paper....
be about 32001. ; and, as the Receipts 444,000 copies of Quarterly Papers... 472 15 4 Miscellaneous Printing, including
through Associations for the Year 1829Milner's Sermons
30, which had been taken at 42,0001., Sundries :
amounted to 41,6391. 78. 8d., it is proAssociation Expenses— Travelling of
bable the estimate was substantially Deputations, Salaries of Visitors, Packing Paper, Cases, Cord, Car
correct. riage and Porterage .....
In the Receipts of the Year 1828-29, Salaries of Secretaries, Clerk AC
there was also a much larger amount than countant, Three other Clerks, Occasional Clerks, and Collector's
usual of Benefactions and Legacies ;" Poundage
which being deducted from the average House, Office, and Warehouse Rent, Taxes, Rates, Gas, Candles,
amount, would leave the net income of Coals, Stationery, Library, Furni
that year about 47,6601., a sum not mature & Repairs, Servants,& Sundries, 744 16 6
terially differing from that of the year Postage
266 14 9 Incidental Expenses, including
1829-30. It hence appears, that there Charges at Freemasons' Hall on
is much cause for thankfulness to God occasion of Anniversary Meeting,
for the amount contributed to the SoJamaica Fund...
ciety's Funds during the last year, espeNet Payments for General Purposes..... 48,120 5 8 cially when the general distress felt Net Payments on account of Building
throughout the country during that Fund..
604 4 5
period is considered.
The difficulty of the Society's situaThe Collection at the Church, includ- tion does not, therefore, lie so much in a ing the usual Benefaction of 501., was diminution of income, as in the more 1711. 7s. 10d., and that at the Meeting rapid increase of the ratio of its expen1551. 158. 6d.; making together 3371. diture than of that of its income. In 3s. 4d.
this view of the case, indeed, the position On the state of the Society's Funds a of the Society is one of much difficulty. few remarks are necessary :-
A restraint has already been laid on the The amount received within the year expenditure of the Missions; notwithending March 31, 1830, on account of standing which, it still exceeds the the General Fund, falls below that of receipts; and the Committee have been the Year ending March 31, 1829, on the under the necessity of further trenching same account, by 61331. 158. ld. The on the Society's funded property, so that bulk of this deficiency is, however, to on the 31st of March last, it would not, be accounted for by the arrangements if realized, have produced 80001. With for closing the Association Accounts on an expenditure of 48,0001. per annum, the 31st of December in each year, in extensive and serious liabilities on acstead of the 31st of March; which ar count of Disabled Missionaries, their rangement did not come fully into ope- Widows and Children and constantly ration till the year 1828 - 29. The subject to unforeseen demands, and a result was, that a considerable portion fluctuating expenditure-the Committee of the remittances which on the old plan will be compelled to resort to the painwould not have been received till after ful alternative of still further narrowing March 31, 1829, and would
the Society's operations abroad, if means quently have been carried to the account cannot be found, by which, through the of the Year 1829-30, was made in the blessing of God, the permanent income months of January, February, and of the Society may be augmented, and March 829, and was therefore in continue to rise in proportion to the cluded in the Receipts of the Year necessarily growing expenditure of pro1828-29. In other words, a portion of sperous Missions. what on the old plan would have been The Committee have directed that an the Receipts of 1829-30 was antici “Address" to the friends of the Society pated by the new plan, and thus brought should be prepared, for the purpose of
bringing its financial situation distinctly
21. lls. 3d. ; at St. James's, Taunton, by the Rov.
John East, Coll. 121. 18. 6d. ; and at Bishop's Hull, under their notice.
by the Same, Coll. bl. 08. 6d. - May 3: Annual PROCEEDINGS OF ASSOCIATIONS.
Meeting of the Wellington Association; Rev. Robert
Jarratt in the Chair: Coll. 91. 88. 8d. - May 4: Carshalton-April 18, Sunday: Sermons at Carshal
Annual Meeting of the Taunton Association; Webb ton Church, by the Rev. Thomas King: Coll. in the
Stone, Esq., Chairman: Coll. 221. 58. 5d. - May 5: Morning, 111. 188. 10d. ; and in the Evening, 51. 128.6d.
Annual Meeting of the Bridgewater Association; -April 30 : Annual Meeting; the Rev. - Forster
H. Ashford, Esq. in the Chair: Coll. 61. 188. 6d. in the Chair; Coll. 181. 28. ld. Meeting of the La Monmouthshire-May 6: Meeting at Newport, for bouring Classes in the Evening; Coll. 21. 138. 3d. the Formation of an Association; Rev. Thomas Colchester and East-Esser-April 22: Meeting at
Boddington, Curate, in the Chair ; Coll. 81. 28. 9d. : Hitchin; Rev. W. W. Pym in the Chair: Coll. 51.
Pres. Thomas Protheroe, Esq.; Vice-Pres. Rev. A. -April 25, Sunday: Sermons at St. Peter's, Colches Isaacson ; Treas. William Williams, Esq. ; Sec. Rev. ter; in the Morning, by the Rev. F. Leicester, Coll. T. Boddington. May 7: Formation of an Associa. 201. 5s. ld. ; in the Afternoon, by the Rev. S. Carr, tion at Caerleon; Rev. William Thomas in the Vicar, Coll. 81. Os. 9d.; and in the Evening, by the Chair; Coll. 121. 58. 9d. ; Sec. and Treas. Rev. W. Rev. Robert Mayor, Coll. 121. 58. 3d. : also, by the Thomas.--- May 8: Meeting 'at Usk, for the FormaRev. F. Leicester, at Thorp in the Afternoon, Coll. tion of an Association; Rev. James A. Gabb in 81. 18. 70h; and at Kirby in the Evening, Coll. the Chair; Coll. 81. 168. 6d.: Pres. William Adams 31. 28. 3d. - April 26: Meeting of the Colchester La. Williams, Esq.; Vice Pres. Rev. T. A. Williams, dies' Association ; Rev. S. Carr, Chairman : Coll.
Rector; Treas. Ited Nichols, Esq. ; Sec. Rev. J. 31. Os. 5d. - April 27: Annual Meeting of the Colches A. Gabb.- May 9, Sunday: Sermons, by the Rev. T. ter and East-Essex Association; Rev. R. R. Rede in R. Garnsey, at Newport, Coll. 81. 10s. 6d.; and at the Chair: Coll. 171. 138. Sermon at St. Peter's, by Llanhenock, Coll. 21. 158. 9d. ; and by the Rev. the Rev. R. Mayor, in aid of India-Female Educa. William Conybeare, at Caerleon, Coll. 41. 18. ld. ; tion: Coll. 91. 118. 10d., exclusive of a Donation by and at Usk, Coll. 51. 118. 10d.-May 10: Annual MeetH. Cock, Esq. of 201. – April 28 : Annual Meeting ; ing of the Pontypool Association; William A. Rev. W. Burgess, Chairman: Coll. 31. 48. 9d.
Williams, Esq. in the Chair Coll. 61. 108. 3d. Sermon Chelmsford and West-Essex - April 30: Meeting at Llantarnam, by the Rev. T. R. Garnsey: Coll. for the Formation of a Branch Association at Roch 31. 18. - May 12: Annual Meeting of the St. Arvan's ford: the Rev. G. Bryan in the Chair.-May 2, Sun Association; Rev. W. Jones, Chairman: Coll. 161. day: Sermons at Rochford; in the Morning, by the Sermon in the Parish Church, by the Rev. Joseph Rev. C. H. B. Bazely, Rector of South Church ; and Ditcher.- May 13: Formation of the Cardiff Assoin the Afternoon, by the Rev. Robert Mayor: Total ciation ; Rev. Daniel Jones in the Chair ; Coll. 61. 178. Collections, 151. 10s. 6d.
10d. : Pres. Marquis of Bute; Vice-Pres. Lord James The Lay.Agent of the Society visited, in the be Stewart; Treas. Josiah Guest, Esq. ; Secs. Rev. ginning of this month, several Associations in So Richard Pritchard and Rev.James Evans. mersetshire: after which, he proceeded into Mon Cambridge.- May 9: Sermons at Trinity Church, mouthshire, where, by the kind assistance of Major by the Rev. Thomas Bartlett: Coll. 351. 168. 7d.Mackworth, who had prepared the way for him, he May 11: Annual Meeting of the Cambridge Associa. assisted at the formation of New Associations in tion; the Master of Corpus Christi College in the Newport, Caerleon, Usk, and Cardiff.
Chair ; Coll. 231. 88. 4d. Meeting at Stapleford ; Rev. Somersetshire- May 2, Sunday: Sermons in Wel. Professor Farish in the Chair: Coll. 131. 58. lington Parish Church; in the Morning, by the Rev. Bedford.-May 13. Annual Meeting of the Bedford R. Jarratt, Vicar, Coll. 71. 188. Id.; and in the Even Association: Coll. 31. 158. 9d. The Rev. Thomas ing, by the Rev. John East, Coll. 41. 168. 9d. : also Bartlett, and the Rev. James Hough, attended on at West Buckland, by the Rev. R. Jarratt, Coll. behalf of the Parent Society.
West-Africa Mission-The Rev. John North-India Mission At a Special Gerber writes, on the 25th of February, Meeting of the Auxiliary Committee, that Mrs. Gerber had been ill with the held in the Bishop's Palace, on the 230 Country Fever, but was, at the date of of December, his Lordship was aphis Letter, recovering. Mr. Gerber adds, pointed President of the Auxiliary So“In my sphere of labour I can but seldom ciety. rejoice. Many come, it is true, inquiring Mrs. Corrie, the wife of Archdeacon what they must do to be saved; but in Corrie, arrived at Calcutta in safety, in others, of whom I had hope that they the month of October. were in some degree rooted in Christ, The Rev. Timothy Sandys states, in a I find myself disappointed. Examining Letter dated the 18th of March, that the my own heart, I am not astonished at “Sir Thomas Munro" anchored in Tasuch things; for if it were not for the ble Bay on the preceding evening, and mercy of God, I myself should long ago was expected to stay there 48 hours. have fallen off.”
Mr. and Mrs. Sandys had been favoured Mediterranean - Letters have been with excellent health; and he had conreceived from Dr. Korck, of the 24th of ducted Divine Service every Sunday they March: he states that their Schools con had been on board, except the first. tain 550 Children, and that the Rev. F. Capt. Gillies behaved to them with much Hildner, was about to begin an Infant kindness. School.