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duties of the Chaplaincy at Freetown. Schools and the Society. The Mis-' By an arrangement made with the sionaries had hitherto had the entire Government in 1824, the Society' controul over the Schools, appointpledged 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 number 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

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BIOGRAPHY. Memoir and Character of the Rev. C. to the Hon. East-India Company, on

Friend, Missionary in North India.. 25 the Bengal Establishment .. Memoir and Obitu of the Rev. T. T. Memoir of Samuel, a Converted Malabar,

Thomason, M.A 2 of the Chaplains in Ceylon.....



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HOME PROCEEDINGS. Departure of the Rev. T. Sandys and


117 Mrs. Sandys; Mr. Thomas Chapman State of the Funds

117 and his Wife; and the Rev. Charles Payments of the Year

.117, 118 Blackman and Mrs. Blackman.... 22 Remarks on the Funds

118 Dismissal and Departure of Missionaries : Address of the Committee on the FiRev. Joseph Marsh..

94 nancial Difficulties of the Society. 261-263 Rev. W. Smith, and Mrs. Wilkinson, 166 Resolutions &c. relative to the Financial Mr. William Ridsdale; the Rev. J. A. Situation of the Society, adopted at a

Jetter and Mrs.Jetter ; the Rev.J.J. Meeting held at Freemasons' Tavern,
Weitbrecht and Mr. J. Thompson; Nov. 17, 1830

285 and Mr. James Preece.

190 List of Subscribers on that Occasion.... 285 Rev. J. Raban, and Messrs.W. Tubb, Address of the Committee, to the ComW. Young, and R. Lloyd

239 mittees of Associations, and to ClergyProceedings of Associations, 69, 70, 94, 95 men connected with the Society, on

119, 142, 143, 166,167,190, 191,215,263, 264 providing for the Wants of the AssoThirtieth Anniversary

116, 117
ciations at their Anniversaries

"WWest-Africa Mission.

Mit Kammir, Dakadhus

155 Sketch of the Mission 1-4 Mit Demsis, Sammannoud.

156 Freetown 4, 54, 55, 148 Villages near Sammannoud

157 Christian Institution.

5, 56, 148
Mehalet el Kebir, Mansoura.

158 River District-Kissey, Wellington,


160, 161 Hastings...

5, 56, 149
Canal of Alexandria..

.162 Mountain District


163 Leicester-Gloucester .7, 57, 150

Return towards Caïro

164 Regent. 7, 57, 58, 151 Bulak, near Caïro...

164 Bathurst.

8,58, 151 Proceedings of Rev. Messrs. Gobat and Charlotte.

9, 58, 152

Kugler, on their Mission to Abyssinia, 169 Report of the Mission for 1829 :

Suez-Departure from Suez... 169 Difficulties arising from Native Cha Yambo, Jidda

170 racter- Excitability of Africans 145 Conversation with Abyssinian Pilgrim, 170 Standard of Admission to Baptism... 145

Arrival at Massowah

171 Want of Native Teachers & Students, 146 General State of Schools

146 Review of the Past Year-Conclusion, 147

Calcutta and North-India Mission.

General Sketch of the Mission ..... 34 Mediterranean Mission.

Calcutta: Proceedings and Plans in Egypt.... 12 Ministry of the Word-Schools.... 36 Atrocities of African Slavery.

14 Press-Native-Female Education. 37 Account of the Magaginé, an African Tribe, 15 Examination of the Schools

37 Geographical Situation of the Tribe 15 Burdwan & Culna : Government, Customs, and Manners.. 15 Baptisms--Schools

.38, 39 Religious Notions and Customs 16 Difference of Disposition between HinDifficulty of obtaining suitable Native

doos and Mahomedans....

217 Teachers....

17 Influence of their respective Systems Importance of a Seminary for the Prepa

on the Mahomedans and Hindoos, 218 ration of Native Teachers 19 Dissimulation of the Hindoos....

218 Journal of the Rev. John Hartley, on a Mosques— Temples..,

219 Tour in the Morea

Intellectual Powers of Mahomedans

97, 98
and Hindoos

220 Hydra-Kastri-Kranidi.. 100, 101

Native Schools...

221 Napoli di Romania-Argos.

102 General View of the Mission.. 222 Tripoliva-Mistra


Inadequacy of Means when compared
Leondari-- Karitena..

105, 106
with Openings.....

222 Demitzani—Zatouna

107 Advantages of Culna as a Missionary Livargi- Kalavrita

108 Station-Native Schools—Idolatry, 223 Megaspelaion-Phonia 109 General Remarks ..

223 Napoli di Romania-Kiveri- Astros


59 Karakovouni Lenidi Astros

Extracts from the Journal of Kurrum Argos....

110-113 Messeeh, Native Catechist...... 224 Journal of the Rev. J. R. T. Leider's Visit Benares :-Archdeacon Corrie's Report to the Delta

of the Services....

39 Denartnre from Cairo Zanhte 154 Examination of the Schools


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