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of Ceylon, it is computed, is from a a few of the more promising children million and a half to two millions; in the Mission Family at each Stathe mass of whom—though from po- tion, with a view to their preparation litical motives many profess Chris- for the office of Native Teachers. tianity—are Heathens. There are se From the Boys thus educated, the veral systems of superstition among more hopeful are afterwards removed, them; but the prevailing objects of when sufficiently advanced, into the worship are Budhu and the Evil Spi- CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION which has rit, and Caste is observed as in India. been erected at Cotta. The Dutch, when possessed of the Two PRESSES are in active operaisland, having disqualified by law all tion: one at Cotta, for works in the persons from inheriting property who Cingalese; and the other at Nellore, had not been baptized, it is not un

for those in the Tamul Dialect. common to see those who have out A TRANSLATION of the Scriptures wardly enrolled themselves among into the vernacular Cingalese is in prothe disciples of Jesus Christ offering gress; and the Book of Genesis, the sacrifices to the Devil, or prostrating Gospel of St. Matthew, the Acts of themselves before the image of the Apostles, and the Epistle to the Budhu.

Romans, are already printed. Four English Clergymen, of whom

Nellore. 2 were married, embarked for Ceylon A full account of the general state at the end of 1817, and have been and prospects of the Mission will followed by 17 other Labourers. be found in the last Volume of the Missionary Stations have been formed, Missionary Register (pp. 373–380). at Cotta, near Colombo; at Kandy, From a Letter recently received from in the interior; at Baddagame, near

the Rev. J. Knight, which conveys inGalle, at the southern end of the is- telligence down to the 15th June, we land; and at Nellore, near Jaffna, at extract the following Notices of hisown the northern extremity.

and Mr. Adley's labours at Nellore. At each of these Stations there is

Ministerial Occupations. a regular MINISTRY OF THE WORD; For these last eight months we have and, though the Missionaries have gone on the Sunday Morning, once in not had the joy, as in Southern India, every fortnight, to preach to the Native of seeing numerous Congregations of Congregation at St. John's, during the

absence of Mr. David, who is now re. Native Converts, they have not been

turned. In addition to our usual Sunday without satisfactory evidence, in se

engagements, we usually give instruction veral instances, that their labour in the at the School Bungalows two or three Lord's service has not been in vain.

evenings in the week, when the Masters EDUCATION has been carried on, as are expected to exert their influence for in other parts of the Society's opera- collecting people; and though the numtions, in connection with the Preach bers are commonly small, averaging only ing of the Gospel; and Schools have

from 8 or 10 to 15 or 20 persons, besides

the Children of the School, and sometimes been established at each Station and

those of one or two others, yet Divine in its. vicinity, which contain 1700

Truth has thus, from time to time, been Scholars, who are daily instructed in distinctly brought before a great many: the Word of God. The separation and it may be hoped, that, in some cases of children from the habits and prac at least, deeper impressions are made tices of an idolatrous population ap

than can be expected from casual interpearing to be a likely method, under

views or occasional conversations. I the blessing of God, of bringing them should be happy to report special benefits up in the knowledge and love of His resulting froin the use of these means ; Name, the plan, adopted in other of preparing for the coming of the Lord, we

but though, we trust, the way is gradually the Society's Missions has been fol- have still to wait for the promised blesslowed, of maintaining and educating ing.

Schools.

Girls' School, in another village, has met Though our Free Schools are not so with a similar fate. encouraging as we would wish, we trust Beneficial Influence of Education. that good results from them. The daily In former communications, allusion has committing to memory portions of the been made to some, who, though they Holy Scriptures and Catechisms by 600 have enjoyed the privilege of Christian or 700 children, besides their regular at. Instruction in our Schools, are growing tendance twice a week at the House of up hardened in sin, resisting the Truth,

tod, hearing Divine Truth explaine and more open and daring in opposition from time to time at the Schools, and to our efforts, than persons unacquainted other means of instruction, cannot, with with us. It is cause of rejoicing, however, the Divine Blessing, be without beneficial that there are many of a different chaeffects. Though the progress of know. racter. I often find, in my visits to the ledge may be so slow as to be imper. villages around, young men, that formerly ceptible, and though the influence of belonged to the Schools, who evince a deHeathenism may be so powerful as to pre- gree of attachment for us and of revesent barriers apparently impregnable, yet rence for the doctrines which we preach, we have evidence that progress is made ; not to be found in others; and who reaand we trust that the gradual spread of dily admit their obligations to practise Truth will, eventually, tend to the re what they formerly learned, though, inmoval of prejudices, and prove the means fluenced by their friends, they still per. of winning the hearts of many to the sist in walking according to the customs Saviour.

of their country.

Conversation with Femaie Schools.

such persons has often shewn me, that, Female Education does not equal our though they stifle conviction, and yield wishes or the hopes which we formerly not to the invitations of the Gospel, entertained: the instruction of their Girls truth has, nevertheless, produced a salu. not being valued by their parents, they tary effect on their minds, by softening are not sent to learn, except as they are their prejudices, and giving them favourrewarded with clothes or money. About able impressions of the excellence of as many continue to attend most of our Christianity. And such effect may be schools as formerly, and some are able to looked for, by the Divine Blessing, on the read printed books fluently; but, in most means now employed, in an increasing instances, they are taken from school be. ratio ; and thus the way be more and fore they have attained such a proficiency, more prepared for the coming of the Saand then nearly all, which they have viour. At the time when these young learned, is soon forgotten. I have many men were taught, the privileges enjoyed times been pained, in my visits to their by the Schools, of a peculiarly religious houses, at finding little girls, whom I re- kind, were comparatively small. I was cognised as having been under instruc then the only Missionary at the Station ; tion, and as baving made considerable and the former part of the time, being progress, who, on inquiry, proved to have but imperfectly acquainted with the lanlost nearly all which they had known. guage, my instructions could be expected Those sent to school are, generally, the to make but a slight impression on the children of the lower classes; and, as soon minds of my hearers. I had no fellowas they are old enough to be made useful, labourer—no pious Native Assistantthey are kept at home, except where the no Native Church Members to reflect, by hope of a trifling reward operates as a a holy and consistent life, the reality of more powerful incentive. These are dif the doctrines inculcated: but now, these ficulties with which, as it is not in our privileges, with many others, are conpower to remove them, we must still have stantly enjoyed; the powerful influence to contend. We hope, however, by per- of which, operating directly in a less or severance, to do something towards break- greater degree, on the Youths of the ing down prejudice and eradicating bad Free Schools, as well as on all others customs, and thus gradually to ameliorate connected with us, and indirectly on all the condition of at least a part of the fe. around us, must, it is hoped, have an inmale population.

creasingly beneficial tendency, which may The Girls' School, mentioned in our more fully appear on some future day. last Report, is discontinued; the Master

Press. not being able to collect enough girls Since my return from the Annual (though the payis &th more than for boys) Meeting, one of our Printing Presses to make a mere subsistence. A second has been in constant employ, chiefly on

account of the Jaffna Tract Society. As forward, in some degree, favourably appears from the Report of that So- disposed, we hope, to receive the cięty,'the number of Tracts printed since truths thus brought before them. Inlast June, including two now in the stances of good impressions from the press, is 55,600. Six hundred addi. 'reading and hearing of Tracts are not tional copies of one of the Tracts were wanting : the attention of the careless printed for our own use.

and the indifferent is often thus enBeneficial Effects of Publications. gaged, and they are constrained to yield It is the decided opinion of our Mis- at least a momentary assent to the sionary Brethren, which they have fre- power of Divine Truth ; and we cannot quently expressed, that the Nellore but hope that some impressions thus · Press is exerting a powerful influence on made may, by the power of the Holy the population of this District, by means Ghost, prove more lasting. One instance, of the Tracts printed for the Tract So- at least, may be adduced of a young man ciety. To the correctness of this opi. who has joined the Church in connection nion, I can safely add my testimony. with our American Brethren, and walks Knowledge of the truths of Christianity consistently with his profession. We is thus communicated to great numbers trust this will not prove a solitary case: who would ctherwise remain in igno- a spirit of inquiry is excited in the rance ; while, by means of our Free minds of many, which we hope may Schools, and those other Missions, a issue in their relinquishing their Idols, numerous reading population is coming and giving themselves to their Saviour:

HOME PROCEEDINGS.

Departure of Missionaries. embarked at Gravesend, Januaryllth, The Rev. Timothy Sandys, proceed- on board the “ Arab," Captain Fering to join the North-India Mission, riers; and passed through the Downs, embarked with Mrs. Sandys, on board

on their way to New South Wales, on the “ Cæsar," Captain Watt, on the the 18th. 1st of January, at Portsmouth, and The Rev. Charles Blackman, with proceeded on his voyage the same day, Mrs. Blackman, appointed to assist Mr. Sandys was to have been stationed Mr. Morewood in conducting the proat Burdwan; but it has been sug- posed Establishment on the Nilgherry gested to the Calcutta Committee, Hills, for the education of the childwhether it may not be advisable that ren of Missionaries in India and Ceyhe should supply the vacancy occa- lon, took leave of the Committee on sioned at Chunar by the unexpected the 19th of January. They embarked death of Mr. Friend.

at Gravesend on the 20th, on board Mr. Thomas Chapman and Mrs. the Duke of Roxburgh,” Capt. Chapman having been recommended Brown, and sailed for Madras the to the Committee as suitable Indivi- following day. duals for the New-Zealand Mission,

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RECENT INTELLIGENCE.

Mediterranean—The Rev. F. Hildner West IndiesBy Letters received from writes, under date of Dec. 14th, that he Demerara of Oct. 27 th and Nov. 9th, it was about to embark for Syra, in order to appears that the Society's Catechists in take a share in Dr. Korck's labours there. that quarter, Mr. John Armstrong and

Western India—The Rev. C. Pinhorn Mr. Charles Carter, were in good health, Farrar and Mrs. Farrar, and the Rev. and in the steady prosecution of their John Dixon, arrived at Bombay, on July labours. 17th; and have since joined the Rev.W. Mr. W. Manning, of Papine, Jamaica, Mitchell at Bandora. They were all well states, in a Letter dated Nov. 7th last, on the 8th August, though Mr. Mitchell that Mr. Ebenezer Collins, of Salt Sahad suffered from a complaint in his eyes; vannah, was then very unwell, and had and Mr. Dixon had experienced much been staying with him for change of air. indisposition on the voyage.

Contribution List.

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L. 8. d. ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON. Durham

35 00 L. 8. d. Essex: Bridewell Chapel....

50 12 6 Chelmsford and West Essex: L 8. d. Broadway Church, Westminster ..

43 19 2
Corringham

12 18 6 Camberwell, Peckham, Dulwich, and

Colchester and East Essex......137 12 6
Brixton Ladies.....

33 8 2
Walthamstow..

34 18 9 Christ Church, Newgate Street: L. 8. d.

A Thank-offering for an An. Miss Clayton...

8 13 8
swer to Prayer".

50 00 Miss Evans

.... 15 6 7
White Roothing.

5 00
Sunday School
8 9 6

240 99
Glamorganshire:
32 99

A berdare
Disbursements,' 0 7 0

Gloucestershire

1.100 00
32 2 9
Forest of Dean..

77 7 2
Clerkenwell Ladies.....
38 10 0

177 7 2 Kennington

18 16 0 Hampshire: North-East London.... 265 10 0 Jersey

67 80 Percy Chapel :

Portsmouth, Portsea, & Gosport, 68 12 6 Gentlemen's Committee..... 35 11 0

Ryde & Newport, Isle of Wight, 91 1 2 Ladies' ditto .... 46 16 6

227 1 8 82 7 6 Herefordshire: Poplar Chapel 15 13 11 Hereford..

40 00 St. Barnabas Chapel :

Hertfordshire: Gentlemen's Committee....... 12 19 2

Bushey..

10 14 0 Ladies' ditto.

11 11 10
Ladies' Committee

3 13 0
24 11 0

14 7 0 St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row ........... 10 18 5 Huntingdonshire: Wheler Chapel.. 65 00 Little Stukeley...

6 14 10 ASSOCIATIONS OUT OF LONDON & VICINITY.

Kent:

Blackheath Ladies.............. 16 17 6 Bedfordshire :

Bromley and Beckenham ......100 0 0 Bedford

83 0 0

Deal, "A Christmas present"
Dunstable...

14 3 5
from..

5 0 0 Luton...

12 0 0

Northburn, Sholden, & Vicinity, 27 109 3 5

7 3 Berkshire:

149 4 9

Lancashire : Faringdon..

1 14 1

Lancaster and N. Lancashire...123 15 7
Sandhurst.

9 10 11
Heapy..

15 0 0
11 5 0
Brecon:

Liverpool and W. Lancashire 27 13 3
Glasbury.

15 17 10
Standish

17 3

0 Hay...

Manchester and E. Lancashire, 390
13 7 9
29 5 7 Warrington.....

66 13 9 Buckinghamshire:

Wigan.....

27 13 3 Aylesbury. 40 08

667 18 10 Olney

20 00
Leicestershire....

250 0 0
60 08 Melton Mowbray.

21 0 0 Cambridgeshire:

271 00, Town, County, and University, 125 0 0

Lincolnshire:

L. 8. d.
Tydd St. Giles's

3 3 0
Boston....

11 11 9
128 30
Bicker........

7 1 8 Carmarthen

10 11 6
East Keal.

9 10 0 Cheshire:

Frampton...

9 0 0 Chester

280 194 Kirton...

4 0 0 Cornwall:

Swineshead...

15 00 Falmouth

15 19 1

Ditto Bazaar..

8 0 0 2 13 10

64 3 5 Western District:

Folkingham.

9 0 0 Camborne..

16 15 10
Osbournby..

3 0 0 Helston, Manaccon, St. An

Hougham-cum-Marston...... 2 10 0 thony, and Mawgan........ 66 10 0

Tydd St. Mary.

1 14 0 Penzance ...116 3 8

80 75

Middlesex :
Redruth...

.... 32 0 0
250 25
Harrow

145 90 Cumberland :

Monmouthshire:
Carlisle....

32 18 0
Pontypool and Vicinity.

24 19 6 Workington...

17 18 5
Montgomeryshire...

90 13 4 50 16 5 Norfolk and Norwich.......... 139 13 4 Denbighshire and Flintshire:

Little Dunham..

21 11 11 Wrexham.

14 0 0 Derbyshire.

Lynn and West Norfolk.

24 17 0 85 65

186 2 3 Chesterfield

54 18 10 Ditto Ladies.

Northamptonshire............... 123 129

48 13 5 Doveridge

6 14 1
Kettering...

13 17 6
195 12 9 Marston Trussell, includ-
Devonshire:
Devon and Exeter, including

ing 21. 28. Col. after Ser. Ladies 261. 68. 6d...

mon by rev. J. Wilson,8 19 6

. 298 1 9 Devonport..

Clipston Mission. Box. 1 12 0
28 10 7
326 12 4
Foxton.....

1 15 Dorsetshire:

Harborough..

6 13

0 Charmouth and Lyme..

24 14 9
Holthorpe..

1 0 0 Melcombe Horsey and Chesel

Lubbenham, including bourne..

9 13 0 Rampisham

21. 138. Col. after Ser.

0 0 Wareham

0 0

mon by rev. J.Wilson,12 9 7 Weymouth..

63
1 10
Sibbertoft...

2 10 9
132 9 7

35 00

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20

..... 15

Swinton ......

York...,

Northamptonshire-continued : L. &. d. L. 8. d.

L. 8. d. L. 8. d. Raunds...

25 13 0

Yorkshire : Rowell and Desborough.... 20 90

Birstall and Batley

52 18 6 Titchmarsh, including 1l. 38. from

Bradford

84 12 1 Pilton......

10 0 0
Calverley.

11 14 2 Wellingborough.

3 0 0

Dewsbury, including Collection

231 12 3 after Sermon at MirfieldChurch Northumberland :

121. 158. 4d...

51 15 5 Newcastle-upon-Tyne.....

309 5 7 Doncaster..................... 39 15 0 Nottinghamshire:

Greasborough

9 70 Newark....

......
...... 25 18 7
High Harrogate

42 4 2 Nottingham.

..115 3 2
Huddersfield..

187 05 Retford, East....

..106 10 10
Knaresborough.

65 5 5 Serlby....

8 14 0
Middleham..

76 10 2
256 6 7
Ossett .......

54 14 6 Oxfordshire..

10 6 0
Ripon

50 0 0 Pembrokeshire:

Rotherham Ladies

15 10 0 Haverfordwest..

9 10 0
Sheffield.

25 12 1 Milford......................... 39 3 5

Attercliffe .......... 24 7 9 Tenby... 10 10 1

7 2 83 59 3 6

31 10 6 Rutlandshire:

Skipton

29 5 0 Manton and Oakham.

38 96
Thirsk and Sowerby

31 3 5 Shropshire...

63 0 0
Wakefield and Vicinity.

33 8 8 Somersetshire:

240 2 6 Bath and Vicinity.. 230 0 0

-1152 9 0 Brewham...

24 10 0 Bridgewater and Vicinity...... 38 12 10

BENEFACTIONS. Frome...........

30 17 2

Brown, John, Esq., Temple Bar ......... 10 00 Weare..

14 0 0

M. M..... Wellington....... 84 10 0

........ 20 00 W. B.T................. 422 10 0

........ 10 00 Staffordshire.

.200 0 0 Leek Ladies ..........

COLLECTIONS.
22 6 8
Ball, Miss K....

3 0 10 Tamworth...

43 15 7
266 2 3

Bebbington, Mr. H., St. Martin's Court 1 6 0 Suffolk:

Bingham, Miss, Hale Magna.

1 126 Charsfield..

1 3 8
Bishop, Mr., 82 Fenchurch Street.

0 17 4 Debenham.

25 14 6

Bulmer, Mr. H., 34 Aldersgate Street....... 5 00 Flowton...

5 111
Byard, Miss, Chiswell Street ....

1 8 4 Grundisburgh.

5 12 0 1 5 7

Calvert, Miss E. C., Claydon, Bucks Hinderclay.

7 10 5

Carter, Mr. R., King's-Head Court, St. MarIpswich...

2 3 4 .... 26 00

tin's le Grand... Old Newton ...........

20 3 2
Dell, Miss, Kilburn

2 16 0 Stowmarket.

12 4 93

Gleed, Mrs., Donington, Lincolnshire...... 10 0 0 Tattingstone.

09 ....... 14 16 0

Graham, Mrs., Newbury..
Tunstall...........:

5 0 0
Grey, Miss, Portsmouth..

1 9 0 West Suffolk..

90 00
Harris, Miss, St. Alban's, Herts

12 8 0 207 4 1 Head, Miss, Stratford ..

1 5 6 Surrey:

Hide, Miss F., Worthing..

4 16 6 Clapham Ladies

38 18 1 Kesteven, Miss, Milk Street, Cheapside.. ... 8 15 0 Sussex:

Phelps, Miss, Wilton, Wiltshire ..

400 Brighton and East Sussex.......300 0 0

Phillips, Miss, New Ormond Street ...

0 12 0 Shoreham, New.....

30 0 0

Proctor, Mr. F. jun., Gracechurch Street... 5 10 2

330 0 0 Rippin, Miss, Stepney, “ Stepney Ladies".. 7 6 0 Warwickshire:

Savage, Mrs., Kingston, Surrey.

15 10 0 Birmingham.... .....172 6 3

Seagar, Mr. C., Whitchurch, Herefordshire. 311 6 Church Lawford........30 11 0

Shrimpton, Mr. C. T., New Boswell Court, Great Harborough.... 5 17 6

Lincoln's Inn...

2 2 0 36 8 6 Sperling, Mr. John, Reigate.

8 6 Clifton-upon-Dunsmore........ 24 13 6

Sutton, Miss S., Rowde, Devizes..... 20 00 Coleshill.

65 00
Walker, Mrs., Cottered....

1 04 Stratford-on-Avon........ 17 6 6

Young Ladies at Bow ..........

0 15 0 315 14.9 Wiltshire: Bradford : Coll. after Sermons at

INDIA-FEMALE-EDUCATION FUND. the Church by the Rev. W..

A Lady, by W. Wilberforce, Esq ........... 10 00 Sawyer and Rev. T. Newton.. 12 5 7

Cornwall :
Cricklade.....

81 13 10
Falmouth

3 11 8 Grittleton.......................

7 17 0

Cumberland:
Melksham...

64 17 2
Carlisle

5 13 0 Salisbury and South Wilts. ..... 50 18 0

Hertfordshire : Westbury..

Ladies' Committee...

3 13 0 .... 79 4 0

296 15 7 Percy Chapel : Worcestershire:

Ladies' Committee

2 2 0 Clent.

20 00

Sutton, Miss S., Rowde, Devizes. ......... 2 0 0 Dudley, including 271. 118. from

Yorkshire:
Kingswinford.

65 10 2
Ossett...

5 5 0 Worcester

............ 132 15 9 Ditto Ladies ................. 58 11 2

ALLEPIE SCHOOL FUND.
276 17 1
Rivington, Miss Jane ..

5 0 0 THE Committee of the Church Missionary Society thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Box, containing

Fancy Articles, from Miss Rippin, Commercial Road; also a Parcel from Miss Louther.

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