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133 | Cochin

20, 178

21, 179

Extracts from the Journal of the Rev. Cochin ;-State of the Mission ...... 214 Ralph Eteson.....

241 || Tellicherry :- State of the Mission..... 214 Chunar : -Services Schools. 40, 245


THE STATIONS: Extracts from the Journal of the Rev.


252 William Bowley 121-133 Palamcottah.

253 Mr. Bowley.'s Review of his Proceed


256, 257 ings-Native Assistants.....

265 Visit of Native Assistants to a Mela.. 133 Notices of Inquirers and Converts 245

Ceylon Mission. State of Chunar..


Sketch of the Mission Journey to Benares, Buxar, &c... 247

19, 20 Extracts from the Journal of the Rev.

Cotta :-Ministry-Indifference of People, 172 Charles Friend


Institution-Female Schools-English Allahabad :-Services and Schools..... 41

School-Native Schools 173, 174 Gorruckpore:

Further Openings for Schools-Press

- Translations.. 41

175 Ministry of the Word-Schoots Rev. M. Wilkinson's Visits to Buxar,

Kandy:--Congregations-- Indifference to

Means of Grace- Schools -Atten-
Ghazeepore, &c...... 44–47, 58
Agra :-Communication from Rev. Dr.

dance on the Week-day Catecheti: Parish, Meerut..


cal Lecture-State of the Heathen
-Want of a Fellow-Labourer

176 Visit to a Neighbouring Mela by the

Rev. H. Fisher and Mr. Richards.. 135 | Baddagame : -Ministry of the Word ... 176 Conversation with the Agent of a

Schools-Boarding-School for Boys. Native Rajah.


Female School Want of additional Conversation with two Native Ze.

Female Schools Effect of Disapmindars 138 pointments

177 Kurnaul


Nellore :-Ministry_Schools. Madras and South-India Mission....

State of the Congregations 78

178 General Sketch of the Mission... 78

Encouragements from the Progress of Madras - Extracts from the Rev. P. P.

the Scholars...

178 Schaffter's Journal....

Female Schools-Beneficial Influence

81 Congregations--Seminary_Schools, 193

of Education, 21-Press...

Beneficial Effects of Publications 194

22 Pulicat:--Congregation-Schools

General View of the Station....... 179 Mayaveram :-Congregation .... 194 Schools Seminary Female Christians-General. View ..


Australasia Mission. Tinnevelly :- Summary View of the Mis Sketch of the Mission

179-181 sion... 86-88, 138-140

NEW ZEALAND: Extraets from the Rev. C. Rhenius's Rangheehoo-Kiddeekiddee .181, 182 Journal.

88-94, 201--209 || Pyhea: GeneralExamination of Schools, 183 Extracts from the Rev. B. Schmid's Spirit of Inquiry among the Natives at Journal 138--140, 209-212

Pyhea-Baptism of Three Converts Extracts from the Journal of the Rev.

Beneficial Effects among other J., C. T. Winckler.... 226 Natives at Pyhea

185 Sufferings of the Converts -- Trials Hostilities among Native Tribes... 186 from within - Increase and Im

Extracts from the Rev. W. Williams's provement of the Congregations .. 196 - Journal

230 GeneralEffect on their Heathen Neigh Extracts from Journal of Rev.W.Yate, 235

bours Influence on Roman Catholics and Moormen


West-Indies Mission. Schools— Applications for School's

Sketch of the Mission.

66, 67 Increase of Teachers and Schools., 198Jamaica:--Coley, St. Thomas's in the East, 67 Cottayam:--Grammar & Fem.Schools, 165-66 Demerara :-St. Matthew's Parish 68 Want of Female Schools.


Essequibo :-Union and Alliance Plantation,68 Preparation of Native Teachers-Seminary

199 Press-Beneficial. Influence of Publi North-West-American Mission. cations-Concluding Remarks 200 Sketch of the Mission...

.281 State and Prospects of the Mission 212 Labourers-Congregations

.282 Account of the Syrian College by Schools, Indian Boys

...282 Rev. J. Doran - Observations on Want of a School of Industry

..283 some of the Youths in the College, Temporal Condition of the People at the abridged from Mr. Doran's Report the Lower Settlement .

.883 -New Boys admitted, and Feel Intended Erection of a New Church... .283 ings of Parents 229 Review of the Past ..

.284 Preaching in Syrian Churches — Cir Beneficial Influence of Communications culation of Scriptures, and Forma from England

.284 tion of a Tract Society.

230 Remarks on an anticipated Reduction of Allepie :-State of the Mission

214 the Mission

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RECENT INTELLIGENCE, 22, 47, 71, 72, 95, 119, 143, 191, 216, 239, 264, 288.

CONTRIBUTIONS. 23. 24. 47. 48. 72. 96. 120, 144, 167, 168, 192, 216, 240, 264, 288.

Church Missionary Record.

No, I.]

JANUARY, 1830.

[Vol. I.

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The reasons which have led to the enlargement of the “Monthly Paper," and to the publication of the Society's Proceedings under the title of the Church Missionary Record," have been already stated in the Circular addressed by the Committee, in the Monthly Paper of October, to the Collectors and Friends of the Society. It is a subject of thankfulness with the Committee, that the mode of publication, which, after mature deliberation, they have been induced to adopt, has been sanctioned by the approval of a large portion of the Society's intelligent and efficient supporters.

The commencement of a publication, exhibiting the Society's proceedings in a distinct and separate form, seems to be a suitable occasion for giving a brief sketch of each Mission, from its commencement to the present year, as the events connected with it are brought under notice. The first of these is the

WEST-AFRICA MISSION. This Mission was commenced in been followed, in various years, by 1804. The spiritual darkness of the others; and the number of the Lainhabitants of Africa, the wrongs bourers, namely, Missionaries, Catewhich this country had inflicted on chists, and Females who have gone them by its participation in the in- from this country in connection with human Slave-Trade, the guilt con the Mission, since its commencement, tracted by that nefarious traffic, and has been ninety-three. the duty of attempting something to With the exception of Freetown wards a reparation of the injuries in the colony of Sierra Leone, where which we had heaped on them, were one or other of the Missionaries offipowerful and constraining reasons ciated as Chaplain till 1816, the chief why the Society should direct its first scene of their labours for several

years efforts to this part of the world. All was the Susoo Country. Various obattempts to obtain English Missio-' stacles delayed the formation of a Setnaries having failed, two Lutheran tlement among these people till 1808; Clergymen, after the example of the when one was begun at Bashia and Society for Promoting Christian Know- another at Canoffee, both on the Ria ledge, were engaged; and early in Pongas, and distant about 100 miles the year 1804, these two, the Rev. N.W. from Sierra Leone.

Mr. NyMelchior Renner and the Rev. Peter länder undertook a Mission to the Hartwig, with Mrs. Hartwig, left this Bulloms, a people in the neighbourcountry for that part of the western hood of the Sierra-Leone River, and coast of Africa which lies between the fixed himself in Yongroo-Pomoh in tropics, and which had been the chief 1812. Gambia, on the River Demseat of the Slave-Trade. They have bia, among the Bagoes, about 70 Vol. I.


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miles N.W. of Sierra Leone, was and humanely maintained and clothed formed three years afterwards; and, by Government till able to support about the same time, Schools were themselves. The ignorance and suestablished in Goree, an Island off perstition of the people, and that deCape Verd. A revival of the Slave- pression of the whole man which is Trade, that inveterate bane of Africa, the direct consequence of slavery, rendering the presence of the Missio- have thrown no inconsiderable diffinaries in the country obnoxious to the culties in the way of the Mission : in Chiefs and people, measures of a most dependence, however, on the grace of nefarious description were resorted God, the Society's Missionaries and to, in order to expel them from the Schoolmasters entered on their work;

and all hopes of succeeding in and, by His blessing on their exerthe object of the Mission being for the tions, a decided and beneficial change present destroyed and the lives of the in the habits and manners of the peoMissionaries exposed to hazard, the ple has been generally produced; and, Society was reluctantly compelled to as far as man can judge, very many abandon, one after another, these once have experienced the power of true promising Stations. Bashia was given religion on their hearts. up in 1816, and Canoffee, Gambia, The Colony of Sierra Leone was and Yongroo Pomoh in 1818; about divided into 14 parishes; for each of which time Goree was restored to the which it was the object of the Society, French, and the Schools of the So- according to an arrangement with His ciety, in consequence, discontinued. Majesty's Government, to provide an Thus ended, for a season, the labours efficient Minister; but the sickness of the Society in the territories of the and mortality which have prevailed Native Tribes of Africa; though not in the Colony have rendered this imwithout one instance, at least, of the practicable: and, owing to the inadeDivine Blessing attending them, in the quacy of their number, the Missionaconversion of a Youth, named Simeon ries have been compelled, within the Wilhelm, who was educated in the last year, to relinquish, for a season, School at Bashia, and a Memoir of one of the three Districts into which whom, published in 1817, is probably the Colony had been recently divided. well known to many who take an in- While the frequent reduction in the terest in the Society's proceedings. number of Labourers, by death, re

The painful, though necessary mea movals through ill-health, and other sure, of retiring from the territories of causes, has necessarily circumscribed the Native Tribes, was greatly com the operations of the Society within a pensated by the important sphere of much narrower sphere than the limits Missionary Labour presented by the of the Colony, the regions around Colony of Sierra Leone; where the have been left almost untouched; objects of the Society could be pro- and, though some considerable tracts secuted beyond the influence of the of country have been placed under Slave Traders. To this point, there- the authority of Great Britain by the fore, the Missionaries successively re Chiefs and people, and an advantatired; and to this spot the efforts geous opening thereby made for the of the Society in Africa have since introduction of the Gospel among been almost entirely confined. Sierra some neighbouring tribes, the Society, Leone having been made the depôt from these causes,

has not had it in its for those Natives who were rescued power to avail itself of these opporfrom slavery by his Majesty's cruizers, tunities of extending its labours. great numbers of Africans, of many The difficulties, with which the Misdifferent tribes and dialects, have been sionaries have had to contend, have brought hither, liberated from the 'been further increased by their having slave-chain, distributed into villages, been charged for some years with the

duties of the Chaplaincy at Freetown. Schools and the Society. The MisBy an arrangement made with the sionaries had hitherto had the entire Government in 1824, the Society controul over the Schools, appoint-, pledged itself to the preparation and ing to the charge of them such permaintenance of all the Clergy within sons as they deemed duly qualified the Colony,whether stationed at Free- for the situation; but, at the time town or in the country parishes. This above mentioned, the Governor asarrangement, which, under more fa- sumed the charge of the education vourable circumstances, might have of the people, and engaged persons been the means of supplying the Co- of colour to undertake it; the Socielony with duly-qualified and spiritual' ty's Labourers being invited to visit Teachers, eventually proved burden- the Schools during the hours allotted some to the Missionaries, as their to instruction, for the purpose of exnumber decreased; and this burden, amining the Scholars, with the liberunder which they have so long la- ty of advising and admonishing the boured, has only recently been re Teachers, if they deemed it necesmoved, by the appointment to the sary; but having no power to make Chaplaincy of the Rev. David Mor- any improvement, should they think gan, who left this country for Sierra it advisable, in the mode of conductLeone at the end of November last. ing the Schools, without reporting to

While the Society has thus endea- the Governor, and obtaining his voured, by the appointed instrument, sanction. The Missionaries finding the PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL, to an efficient superintendence of the promote the spiritual interest of A- Schools impracticable on this prinfrica, it has not been unmindful of the ciple, felt it their painful duty, after important subsidiary aid afforded by experiencing its injurious effects, to CHRISTIAN EDUCATION; and has, from relinquish the superintendence altotime to time, taken measures for af- gether, and to establish Schools, fording the benefits of such an edu- maintained at the Society's expense, cation to the children in the Colony. of which they could have the entire

The children, those excepted who regulation. These were accordingly lived with their parents, were placed commenced, in 1828, at two of the under the care of the Society's La- Stations in the Mountain District, in bourers, from the time of their being addition to an Infants' School prelanded from the slave-ships; they viously established. were taught to pray, to keep holy The care of the Colonial Schools the Lord's-day, and to reverence the in Freetown had also been committed Name and Word of God; and, while to the Society's Labourers, and they some have received early religious continued the superintendence of them impressions in the Society's Schools, after relinquishing that of the Schools which have been matured in after- in the country parishes. A School life, many have become respectable was also established, in 1822, out of and well-behaved members of socie- the Colony, in the Plantain Islands ; ty, even where evident proofs of real but has since been given up. conversion to God have not been Besides the education of the great subsequently afforded. The system body of African Children in the originally pursued by the Society knowledge of the Gospel, it has ever with respect to the Schools, in fulfil- been a principal object of the Sociement of its arrangement with the ty's solicitude to train up Native LaGovernment, was adhered to till bourers, whose constitutions, inured January 1827; when the then Go- to the climate, and whose acquaintvernor introduced a new plan, which, ance with the native languages, in effect, entirely altered the relation would qualify them, should God call which had subsisted between the them by His grace, to become the

instruments of conveying the Gospel tendance of Europeans at St.George's to their countrymen.

With this ob- has not exceeded 4 persons; but few ject in view, a Christian Institution of the coloured population have atwas commenced at Leicester Moun- tended ; and sometimes the whole tain, near Freetown, in 1815; in adult part of the Congregation has 1820, it was removed to Regent; not exceeded 12 or 14 persons: the but the successive removal of the attendance of the School Children Teachers, by sickness and death, was has been proportionally small. The a fatal obstacle to its efficiency, and number of Communicants has been 7. in 1826, led to its dissolution. Early The dilapidated state of the Church, in 1827, the Rev. C. L. F. Haensel which admits the rain, to the great arrived in the Colony with the spe- inconvenience of the Congregation, cial

purpose, should God permit, of in a great measure accounts for the devoting himself to this important smallness of the attendance. Of his work; and the buildings at Regent, Congregation at the Jail, Mr. Betts which had been appropriated to the writesreception of the Students, having I have generally found the prisoners fallen into decay and requiring a

attentive; and I would rejoice, that large sum to be expended in repairs, though it is not my province to open the Mr. Haensel made Freetown his tem- prison to them that are bound, yet that I

may proclaim spiritual liberty to the capporary place of residence, and in the

tive, and the acceptable year of the Lord. month of April in that year re-opened the Institution.

Mr. Wilhelm, who, as well as seAn opportunity subsequently occur

veral of his Congregation, has sufferring of purchasing some land and

ed from fever, has been enabled, with buildings at Fourah Bay, about a mile

some interruptions, to continue his and a half from Freetown, which were

services at Gibraltar Chapel, where

there has generally been a good in many respects desirable for the Institution, the purchase was made ; and attendance when the rains did not Mr. Haensel and his pupils removed prevent: the number of Communi

cants is 8. thither in February 1828. By the

After noticing a trial

which he had met with in the misgracious providence of God, he has been enabled to continue his labours.

conduct of one of his flock, Mr. While Mr. Haensel has been stea

Wilhelm mentions the following case dily pursuing his object in the Colo- of another, an aged Christian, whose ny, Mr. Raban, whose state of health conduct, during an attack of sickness, rendered a residence in England ne

filled him with joy: of this indivicessary, has been similarly

occupied dual, Mr. Wilhelm writes
The grace of our Saviour appears

to in this country, and has had the

have wrought in this poor African such charge of three African Youths, who resided with him at Brixham, for the Lord—such child-like confidence in His

a simple resignation to the will of the purpose of education.

They have

mercy and goodness—such gratitude for since returned with him to the Colony. every relief and comfort experienced

We shall now proceed to give such faith in the atonement and rightesome account of the Society's pro ousness of Christ Jesus, and love to ceedings at the Stations occupied by Him, as afforded him a large share of the Missionaries in Sierra Leone, ex

peace and joy in believing, whatever his

outward circumstances were. tracted from their latest despatches, dated in September.

He afterwards adds

There may be more such characters in Mr. Betts has continued his MINI

my Congregation, and in others, though

their number be unknown to us. Let STERIAL duties both at St. George's Church and at the Jail, though with seed, and praying for the blessing on

us go on sowing the seed, the precious little encouragement. The average at- which the harvesť depends. The Lord


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