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to the latter of these two suppositions, the reverse is more likely to be the case, as the emperor and his council exhort their subjects, and encourage them to forward the good work, as a thing both praiseworthy and beneficial. It is my wish, as well as that of Mr. Cornies and other friends to humanity, that you would pay this colony a visit: so that, under a blessing, you might be a rod to the untoward, an instructor to the ignorant, a strengthener of the weak, and to confirm those still more who stand. To this desirable end we will not cease to pray, that the Lord may grant you health of body, as well as disposition of mind, to direct your steps hitherward. From what, in. deed, you have said to my mother, we have great hopes on this wise. God grant it.
But in reply to the contents of your letter, I must necessarily be short, as I have very little leisure at present. My Tartar (whom I serye) having much for me to do, I beg you will bear with my brevity. I have God to praise and thank for a good state of health, and a hardy constitution; and having been accustomed, from long use, to little food and clothing, as well as hardships of different kinds, I have not felt a great want of bodily comfort; but, as I am not far enough advanced in the Tartar manner of field work, and managing stock, and consequently as yet but a learner, I serve only for my food. For what Tartar clothing I have needed, together with other little wants, in which is comprised chiefly postages of letters, the Lord has provided through other friends, and the amount has never exceeded above ten pounds sterling a year. For the exceeding kind offer made ine, I tender my very warmest thanks, and accept of it, for this time, the more willingly, as I am aware how much it will contribute to calm the anxious heart of a dear mother, too anxious about the welfare of her children. O how great an encouragement to her, how great a support to her faith has your letter been to me, and the aid therein offered me. The Lord will surely reward my good friends, to whom once more I express my most grateful acknowledgments. I take now the liberty of drawing the sum of £50 sterling, which I will lodge in the hands of our dear friend, Cornies, to be ready in case I should require to make use of it, and that will be when the Lord] convinces me that I ought no longer to remain in
my present situation of a menial sør vant to a Tartar, but devote myself altogether to proclaiming the word of God, by journeying among this race of people. But for the present, I cannot see it my duty, and therefore do not as yet feel the disposition to leave my post. For the present, therefore, I prefer to live in this more retired way, praying fervently that the Lord would grant me to become a light to these heathen, so that through me our Father which is in heaven may be glorified. And, O how great a task! But as I seem in small things so far from being faithful, how shall I be faithful over the much greater things which would be required of me, in so much larger a sphere? Beloved friends, support me by your prayers; and should I even not be united to your Society as your Missionary, still to be united with you in spirit would be, no doubt, my greatest joy. With regard to a correspondence, I have in general so little leisure time, that I am seldom able to write to any friends but my mother, and my acquaintance being pretty extensive, I am a great many letters in debt. Unfortunately I have promised too much, so that I fear I shall appear to many a deceiver. How then shall I make fresh promises! Should the Lord, however, grant me time, I shall have great pleasure in writing to you. I must beg of you, however, on your part, not to cease writing my mother and self, for the encouragement of us both. Not having always the means sufficient for paying postages, is another reason added to my lack of time, why I have written less frequently. The sum offered me by the Society is, therefore, the more acceptable. Respecting the establishing a Missionary Station in these parts, I doubt much if it would be allowed; though to this I cannot speak decidedly.
Finally, may the Lord (good and faithful) grant you, together with all other good friends, his blessing. Pray for me, that I may have given me faith, love, and hope, in good measure. I beg my cordial regards to all friends composing your Missionary Society; and Mr. Cornies, who is at present at Petersburg, desired his very cordial regards to you, as well as to all the friends in London, before his departure.
The mercy of God, and the love and peace that are in Christ, abide with you and your loving grateful friend,
Moravian Missionary Society.
SOME of our readers may, probably, have seen, in the public papers, a copy | of an Address by the Rev. C. F. Berg, Moravian Missionary in Barbadoes, to the House of Assembly, in which, while requesting permission to occupy a new station, he refers, in language of pointed censure, to the proceedings
of Missionaries of other denominations. It is but justice to the respectable body to which that individual belongs, to state that their Secretary, the Rev. C. J. Latrobe, has written an official letter to the Secretaries of each of the other Missionary Societies, declaring, in the most explicit manner, their decided disapprobation of the step taken by Mr. Berg, who, it is added, will shortly be removed from Barbadoes.
Contributions received by the Treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Society, from October 20, to November 20, 1824, not including Individual Subscriptions.
FOR THE MISSION.
Legacy of Mr. J. M. Harris, late of Trowbridge..200
Duty.... 20 0 0
Rev. W. Gray and Mr. Ellyett
Foxton, Subscriptions, &c. by Rev. Joshua Burton
Chatham, Juvenile Society, by Capt. Pudner..
Olney, Subscriptions, by Mr. W. Wilson
Modbury, Ditte, by Rev. Samuel Nicholson
Birmingham Auxiliary, Coventry, Baptist Church, by Mr.Oswin
Devonport, Morris-square, Auxiliary Society, and Sundries, by
Southampton, Collection & Subscriptions, by Rev. B. H. Draper 12
Danzig, and other Mennonite Churches in Prussia, by Mr.
Hull & East Riding Auxiliary, by J. Thornton, Esq. Treasurer:
East Lancashire Auxiliary Society,by Jos.Leese, Esq. Treasurer:
Paisley and East Renfrew Bible Society, by Rev. R. Burns...
Youth's Society for Religious Purposes
Dublin, Mrs. Gardiner
Monmouthshire, Female Society, by Mrs. Conway
Dublin, Baptist Female Education Society, by Mrs. Parkes...
40 0 0
5 9 11
Those Churches in this Auxiliary, which have not yet remitted their Contributions, are respectfully solicited to forward them without delay.
The Thanks of the Committee are presénted to Mrs. Davis, of Reading; and Mr. Coles, 227, Tottenham-court-road, for sundry Magazines, &e. for the Mission.
Any Friends, who may have Reports, Missionary Heralds, or Quarterly Papers, lying by them not wanted, will oblige the Secretary by sending them to the Mission House.
ja The list of Contributions, &c. from the Oxfordshire Auxiliary, arrived too late. The sum from Ensham will appear in its proper place next month.