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old man'shed tears at my distress; but new army; and positively assured the said that it was not in his power to King, that he would conquer the Engcomply with my request, for his orders lish, and drive them from Burmah. were from a higher quarter : he had He was immediately raised to the higheven been commanded to execute all est rank, and all power committed to the white prisoners in private; and, to him. His first object was to manifest keep them in close confinement, was his inveterate hatred to every foreignas little as he could do. He ordered, er; and those, who had for eleven however, that they should be allowed months escaped confinement, now fell to go outside of the door to eat their into his mercilegs hands, and were rice; and, when inside, be placed as thrown into prison. Among the numnear the door as possible. I was af ber was Mr. Lonoogo, a Spanish genterward informed, from good authority, tleman, who had for twenty years been that the Queen's brother, Mentho high in the King's favour, and had gyee, had ordered the Governor to done all in his power to alleviate the destroy the white prisoners; but that sufferings of the forcign prisoners; but the Governor, fearing they might be he was now among them. required by the King, dared not obey Mr. Judson had now been in close the command.
confinement, and in five pairs of fetters, The situation of the white prisoners for a month; and, with anguish indewas now wretched in the extreme. scribable, I saw him sinking under the The heat during the day was dreadful; weight of his sufferings. He was taindeed, the confined air deprived them ken with a high fever. My distress of inclination for food, and their whole and entreaties now prevailed with the appearance was more that of the dead Governor of the city to give a written than of the living. I daily visited the order to remove Mr. Judson from the Governor, and continued to entreat common prison, into a little bamboo him to pity the foreigners : sometimes room, six feet long and four wide. I he appeared to feel for us, and seemed also obtained an order to give him mehalf inclined to listen to my request; dicine, and visit him whenever I wishbut the fear of Mentho-gyee, doubtless, ed. I had removed into the Gover. prevented.
nor's compound, and was living in a It was now reported that the for- bamboo house where the thermometer eign troops had reached Donaboo; and daily rose to 106: but thought myself was whispered about that Bundoolah happily situated to be near the prison, was dead. No one, at first, ventured and allowed to visit Mr. Judson, who to say this openly: but the report was began now to hope that he should renow conveyed officially to his Majesty, cover from the fever, as his situation who was mute with disappointment, was so much better than before. while the Queen smote her breast and But new and dreadful trials were yet exclaimed “ Ama, Ama !” What was before us. I had gone in, one morning, to be done now? Where could anoth- to give Mr. Judson his breakfast, and er General be found, and from what intended spending a few hours as usual, quarter could troops be raised? The when the Governor, in great haste, Prince and Woongyees at the Bur- sent for me. I was agreeably disapmese Camp had intimated the necessi. pointed on appearing before him, to ty of making peace; but this was too find that he had nothing in particular humiliating to be thought of for a mo- to communicate, and that he was unment. “What!” said one of the commonly kind and obliging. He had Woongyees at Court, “shall we allow detained me a long time, when a serit to be recorded in a future history of vant came in hastily, and whispered the country, that our glorious King that the foreign prisoners had all been made a peace with strangers, and gave taken out, and he knew not where they them part of his territory? No, we were carried. Without speaking to will die first !"
the Governor, I ran down stairs into The Pagan Woongyee, who had the street, hoping to catch a sight of been in disgrace for some time, now them; but they were beyond the reach thonght it a good opportunity to re- of my eye. I inquired of all whoin I trieve his character and regain his in- met, which way the white prisoners fluence. He petitioned his Majesty were gone; but no one knew. I reto allow him to go at the head of & turned again to the Governor, who declared that he was perfectly ignorant contemplated expedition, but the King, of their fate; and that he did not know suspecting him of treasonable intenof their being taken out of prison till a tions, caused him to be executed befew moments before. This was all fore he had time to accomplish his de. false; as he had evidently been detain- signs. ing me, to avoid witnessing the scene I here obtained a little room from that was to follow. He also said, with one of the jailors where I passed six a meaning countenance, “ You can do months of constant and severe sufferno more for your husband : take care ing. Mr. Judson was much more comof yourself.” This was a day never to fortably situated than when in the city be forgotten. I retired to my little prison, as he had only one pair of fet. bamboo house, and endeavoured to ob- ters; and, when recovered from his fetain comfort from the only true source; ver and wounds, was allowed to walk but my mind was in such a distracted in the prison enclosure. But I was state, that I could not steadily reflect deprived of every single convenience; on any thing. This one thought oc- and my health, which had enabled me cupied my mind to the exclusion of ev. to bear severe trials hitherto, now beery other--that I had seen Mr. Judson gan to fail. I was taken with one of for the last time, and that he was now the country disorders; and, for two probably in a state of extreme agony. months, was unable to go to Mr. Jud. In the evening I heard that the prison- son's prison. Our little Maria, who had ers were sent to Ummerapoorah; but just recovered from the small pox, was what was to be their fate was not yet near starving to death, as I could neiknown. The next day I obtained a ther obtain a nurse nor a drop of milk pass from Government to follow Mr. in the village. But our Merciful FaJudson, with my little Maria, who was ther preserved us all, through these then only three months old; and, with dreadful scenes; and, at the expiration one Bengalee servant, set out on my of six months, an order arrived for the journey. We reached the Govern- release of Mr. Judson, and I was alment House at Ummerapoorah; and lowed to return to our house in town." were informed that the prisoners Mr. Judson was now kept a prisonhad been sent off two hours before to er at large for nearly two months; em. Oung-pen-lay (a place similar to Bot- ployed as an interpreter to the king. any Bay,) whither I immediately fol. He was then sent, with Dr. Price, to lowed. I found Mr. Judson in a most the English camp on an embassy, wretched state. He had been drag- where they had an opportunity of disged out of his little room the day be closing their situation to the General, fore: his shoes, hat, and clothes, ex- who demanded and obtained their libercepting his shirt and pantaloons, had ation, on the 21st of February, 1826, been taken from him, and in his feeble after an imprisonment of nearly two state of health, and in the hottest part years. of the day, had been literally driven “ We have,” says Mrs. J. in conten miles with a rope tied round his clusion of her interesting letter, "safe. waist. His feet were torn in such a ly arrived in Rangoon, and once more manner, that, for six weeks, he was un- find ourselves in the old Mission able to stand. He was nearly exhaust House! What shall we render to the ed with pain and fatigue, when a ser- Lord for all His mercies! vant of Mr. Gauger's who had followed We intend going to one of the places his master, took from his head his tur- retained by the English Government, ban, gave part of it to Mr. Judson, who and endeavour once more to collect a hastily wrapped it about his feet, which little Church around us. enabled him to proceed without sink Burmah will yet be given to Jesus ing. He and Dr. Price were now for His inheritance! We are not dis.chained together; and, with the other couraged, but think our prospects prisoners, put inside of a small wood brighter than ever. We shall have as prison almost gone to decay. We af- many Schools as we can support at terward were informed that the Pagan Mergui or Tavoy, to which places the Woongyee had sent the foreigners to Burmese population are flocking in this place, with a design to sacrifice crowds.” them, in order to secure success in his
that the measures adopted by his Maj.
esty's government would awaken the Spain and Portugal.-By the latest King of Spain to a sense of his danger, English papers, we have received the and have the effect of preventing a refollowing interesting intelligence--that course to arms, while at the same Portugal has been invaded by Spanish
time their Lordships were ready to aftroops, in conjunction with Portuguese ford his majesty their cordial concurrebels, who had taken refuge in Spain; rence and support, in maintaining the and that the Princess Regent of Portu- independence of Portugal. gal has applied to England for assist. There seems to have been great ance. This fact was communicated
unanimity of feeling in the English to Parliament by the King in the fol- Cabinet, with rerard to the cours lowing message.
to be pursned, on this subject; and "His Majesty acquaints the House their measures have been prompt and of Lords, that his Majesty has receive decided. The decision of goveraed an earnest application from the ment was taken on the day following Princess Regent of Portugal, claiming that in which they received the intelin virtue of the ancient obligations of ligence from Portugal-on the third alliance and amity subsisting between day the sanction of his Majesty was his Majesty and the crown of Portu- obtained-and on the fourth, the Britgal, his Majesty's aid against an hos- ish troops were on their march for tile aggression from Spain.
Portugal. His Majesty has exerted himself for some time past, in conjunction with his Greece.-The latest official intelliMajesty's ally, the King of France, to gence gives strong hopes of their fuprevent such an aggression; and re- ture success. They have of late gained peated assurances have been given by several considerable advantages both by The Court of Madrid, of the determina- land and sea ; and there has been much tion of his Catholic Majesty neither to disaffection and revolt among the commit, nor to allow to be committed, Turkish troops. The stormy passions from his Catholic Majesty's territory, of the Moslem, however, still rage in anv aggression against Portugal. all their fury, and the vengeance of
But his Majesty has learnt with the barbarian Sultan, as will appear deep concern, that, notwithstanding by the article below, gathers strength these assurances, hostile inroads into from the waste of blood. the territory of Portugal have been “Some days after the fire which concerted in Spain, and have been broke out on the 11th inst. in the executed under the eyes of Spanish newly erected fire-tower of the old authorities by Portuguese Regiments, Seraglio, the spies of the Seraskier diswhich had deserted into Spain, and covered that in the residence of the which the Spanish government had guards of the Imperial Dormitory, repeatedly and solemnly engaged to which likewise belongs to the Janissadisarm and disperse.
ries, some meetings were held, and His Majesty leaves no effort unex arms collected. The Aga Pasha orhausted to awaken the Spanish gov dered 2500 newly disciplined troops to ernment to the dangerous consequen- march against that part, and had 3000 ces of this apparent connivance. Janissaries belonging to the former
His Majesty makes this communica- tribes of Janisaries taken into custody. tion to the House of Lords with the About 1500 of them instantly suffered full and entire confidence, that the death: the rest were embarked for House of Lords will afford to his Maj- Asia. It appeared from their confesesty their cordial concurrence and sup- sion, that a far more extensive conspiport in maintaining the faith of trea racy had been hatched, which had orities, and in securing, against foreign ginated with the fugitive Janissaries hostility, the safety and independence
and their dependents. Already had of the kingdom of Portugal--the old- 1000 Janissaries, in disouise, secretly est ally of Great Britain."
entered the capital, and a large numAn answer to this message was im ber were assembled in its vicinity on mediately moved in the House of the Asiatic side, who had recruited Lords, thanking his Majesty for his themselves on their way through Nigracious communication, and expres- comedi, to the number of 4,000. Dusing the hope which they entertained ring a fresh conflagration, which had
been planned to occupy the Sultan's at. demeanour, &c. The price of a license tention, these Janissaries were, in con- in New-York is fixed at $1000, at Aljunction with other discontented inen, bany and Troy $500, at Schenectady to effect the overthrow of the present $200, and says:hat at Buffalo, Roches. system. As soon as the Sultan was ter, and Utica, it shall not be less than apprised of this plan, he took the most 8200, at the discretion of the judges of energetic measures, and annihilated the county courts, and leaves it to all the hopes of the conspirators, at a such judges to regulate the price of single blow. But notwithstanding this licenses in other counties. first triumph of the Grand Seignor, the The House of Representatives of utmost consternation and fear of the Maryland, have passed a bill regulafuture is visible on all countenances, ting lottery offices. It requires venand the Seraskier himself, who was to ders in Baltimore to pay $1000 a year have been the first to suffer, is said to for their licenses, and those in other be in the greatest inquietude.”
places $100. It also requires an oath The pub ic sympathies, both in this and a bond of $10,000 to prevent the country and in Europe, are much exci- sale of tickets in lotteries not authorted for the suffering Greeks, and very ized by the state, and the breach of liberal exertions are making to supply the laws relating thereto. $1000 is also them with the necessaries of life. to be paid by persons advertising the
sale of tickets in lotteries out of the
state. MISCELLANEOUS. Lotteries. The New York Legisla- The American Colonization Society ture have passed a bill prohibiting the held its annual meeting in the capitol sale of foreign lottery tickets in that at Washington on the 20th of January, state; the sale of shares of tickets in when, the weather being very unfa. lotteries authorized in this state, re- vourable, it was adjourned to a subsemoves any manager who shall violate quent day. The adjourned meeting the law, and deprives dealers in tickets was very respectably attended, and of their license, together with penal. was of such a character as to show ties on any person who shall violate that the society is rapidly and widely the law; and in addition declares that gaining strength in the American comthey shall be deemed guilty of a mis- munity.
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS.
· Dec. 20.-The Rev. JAIRUS BURT, and Society in Haverhill, Mass. Ser. over the Congregational Church in mon by the Rey. Justin Edwards, of Canton. Sermon by the Rev. Sylves- Andover. ter Burt of Great Barrington, Mass. Jan. 3.-The Rev. JOHN Topp, as
Dec. 20.-- The Rev. JOHN N. Pastor of the new church in Groton, BROWN, as Pastor of the First Baptist Mass. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. BeechChurch in Malden, Mass. Sermon by er, of Boston. the Rev. Henry Jackson of Charles Jan. 3.- The Rev. STEPHEN ALONtown.
zo LOPER, over the Congregational Dec. 24.-The Rev. GILBERT R. Church in Hampden, Me. Sermon by LIVINGSTON, over the First Reformed the Rev. Mr. Blood, of Bucksport. Dutch Church in Philadelphia. Ser- Jan. 10.--The Rev. J. B. WATERmon by President Milledoler, of Rut- BURY, as Colleague Pastor with the ger's College.
Rev. Joseph Lyman, at Hatfield, Ms. - The Rev. Moses WELCH, Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Sprague of over the Congregational Church at West Springfield. Plastow, N. H. Sermon by the Rev. Jan 10.-The Rev. NATHAN SHAW, Samuel Gile, of Milton.
over the Congregational Church in Dec. 27.-The Rev. Moses P. Scockbridge, Mass. Sermon by the GROSVENOR, as pastor of the Church Rev. Dr. Hyde of Lee.
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROMIN- ing these duties while God is pour
ENT EXHIBITION OF THE DUTIES ing out his spirit, is my induce. OF JUSTICE AND BENEVOLENCE ment now to snatch a moment, DURING A REVIVAL OF RELIGION. amid many cares, to express the re
sult of my thoughts upon it. And This phraseology is not employ- never did I more wish I had the ed to insinuate that these practical time and talent requisite to do duties are of minor importance at justice to an important topic, with any time. They are always “in which the salvation of souls, and season" where souls are to be call the lasting welfare of Zion, are ined to repentance, or saints to be timately connected. guided in the path to duty and to I believe it expedient to incul. heaven. But if there is any pe- cate these duties in public and pri. culiarity of circumstances in which vate at such a season, they are especially seasonable, I 1. Because Christ inculcated believe it is the peculiarity which them, with great force and frequena revival exhibits. .
cy, on minds in a similar condition. I foresee at once two objections To the young ruler, “not far from that may arise in the minds of some, the kingdoin of Heaven,” but still to the position I have now advan- unconverted, he said, Go, and sell ced ;-"such topics, if made prom. all that thou hast and give to the inent at such a time, will divert the poor, and come and follow me. attention of inquiries from the grand While this was an appropriate test object of immediately securing their of his pretended readiness to keep salvation; or else will make them all the commandments, it must also converts to nothing better than self- be regarded as divine authority righteousness." As I shall notice for presenting the requisitions of these objections in the sequel, it Christian benevolence as a condi. may be sufficient here to observe, tion of salvation to such as inquire that they lie only against an im- what they must do to be saved. proper mode of presenting these However diversity in circumstances.. duties. They have long been pre- may affect the extent to which duty sent to my mind; and perhaps, calls us to part with property, to may have exerted an influence in feed the famishing bodies or save preventing me from urging these the perishing souls of men, yet the duties in the manner which I now principle is the same. Self-denial, believe not only proper but highly a hearty renunciation of the world, important. And a fear that super- and a complete devotion of properficial objections of some kind, or an ty, time, influence, all to Christ, inattention to the subject in some are as requisite now to discipleship of its important bearings, may pre- as they were when he gathered the vent others from suitably present- little, but devoted band, around his
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