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the whole of this side the island, almost thing give thanks." Another poor old every thing of a cheering nature we could African woman, speaking of her being ask for. Our congregations and schools are brought here, said, “Me often tell God larger than ever; the work of conversion thank’ee, for bringing me to buckra country appears to be going on at our several sta- to hear about massa Jesus.” tions, and numerous other doors of useful- Our friends in the neighbourhood of ness are continually opening, into which we Maho Hill have repeatedly and pressingly cannot, with our present strength, enter. urged upon me the necessity of recommencAt Stewart Town the congregation has of ing my labours there, which you will relate so much increased, that I have been member I had relinquished on account of necessitated to make alterations, so as to inability to attend to them in a proper accommodate from 300 to 400 persons un- manner. We have beyond that place, which derneath, who can hear and most of them is itself twelve miles from Stewart Town, see the minister through an aperture caused about 300 members and inquirers, while by the removal of a part of the flooring, many others, who are too far distant to which can be put down at pleasure for those come to chapel at all, call themselves Bapservices when our numbers are not so large. tists, though their conduct is such as to This space was used for the first time last disgrace the society to which they profess Sabbath, when brother Dendy preached to to belong. Several of my free members about 1100 people at the chapel, and I ad. have united in forming a little town or set. dressed about 500 in the open air. In the tlement in the neighbourhood, and one of afternoon about 500 members of the united them has offered me the loan of a paved churches, 40 of whom had been baptized in space, formerly used as a barbecue, over the early part of the day, partook of the which the members on the surrounding Lord's Supper, and in the evening brother properties have promised gratuitously to D. again preached. On the preceding day build a shed, which will answer as a place the children of the Clarkson school, and of worship, till we see whether appearances those of the Sabbath school, in all about will justify us in purchasing or building 350, were examined, and acquitted them- something more substantial. On these conselves, in their various exercises, in such a ditions, I have promised to go up once a manner as to convince all present that they month myself, and to send Mr. Dillon, our and the master, Mr. Dillon, must have la- schoolmaster, once a month to read a serboured diligently during the six months mon. They will thus have a service

every which have elapsed from the commencement alternate Sabbath day, while Rio Bueno of the institution. Services in every respect and Stewart Town will be deprived of their similar to these had been held three weeks minister only once in every alternate month. before at Rio Bueno, when 53 were admitted I could not have made these arrangements, to the church by baptism. The examination had it not been for the assistance of a kind of candidates for this ordinance has this friend, a member of the church at Bath, time been unusually pleasing. Having asked under the care of Mr. Cater, who has reone poor old woman what it was which cently settled here as clerk in a store. His made her so earnestly desire to go to hea- efforts to do good in the Sabbath school and ven, she replied, “'Spose massa Christ is the church are unwearied, and of course there, me oblige for want for follow him ;' there is ample scope for him. He generally and on the question being afterwards put in reads a sermon when I am at Rio Bueno, a different way, she said, “He is not heaven Mr. Dillon having wished him to do so on for me home? Is it not my papa's ?” account of his own youth, and the short Speaking of remaining sin, and of the time that he has been connected with us. temptations of the great adversary, she As, however, circumstances require it, I said that when they troubled her, she shall now make use of them both, while begged God to let her not have one word Mr. Innis, our native schoolmaster at Rio with Satan. She expressed her dependence Bueno, is, on alternate Sabbaths, similarly on Christ in the following manner, “Me engaged there. You will perceive from this hab no broder, me hab no sister; all my stay that, though we have not what some of our and all my depend is 'pon my sweet Massa.” friends at home have so loudly called for, Another, in speaking of her gratitude to native preachers, we are glad to employ in God, said, “ Me sit down and drink me a proper manner every instrument which water; den me praise God; him give it may be raised up around us. Me go out and get wood, me praise him, he give me strength, else me no able; me sit down with me pics (she has a numerous

HONDURAS. family); me praise him, he send them.” This poor woman had learnt the spirit if We have the pleasure to state that, not the letter of the injunction, “In every | after an unusually quick and pleasant passage, Mr. Philpot arrived at Belize, to the condition of the church under his on the 30th of April; and was received care, and to the state of his own mind at by our worthy friends, Mr. and Mrs. the earlier stage of the disorder which was Henderson, with the most affectionate commissioned to remove him hence :cordiality. Mr. P. has been received

“ We still live in harmony, and brotherly into the mission family, and entered love is permitted to continue among us. upon his educational labours ; besides

Our congregation is generally good and at. which, he is engaged on the Sabbath at tentive, and I am in hopes that the work of a new preaching station, recently fitted church and congregation continue to show

the Lord is going on amongst us. Both the up at the sole expense of Mr. Adams, the much valued deacon of the church, which is to me a source of no small conso

me every mark of respect and kindness, in a distant part of Belize.

lation in the land of my exile, and amidst the many privations I have been called of

late to endure. I hope and trust that God SOUTH AFRICA.

has lately poured upon us the influences of Another of our missionary band has his Holy Spirit. There has certainly been been summoned to his rest! We refer a revival amongst us, though not a noisy to the Rev. W. Davies, of Graham's disorderly one. Sometime ago, a good deal Town. The mournful event is thus an- of excitement appeared, especially amongst nounced in a lctter from the deacons of our young people, and the children of our the church under his care, addressed to Sunday-school. Fourteen or fifteen are the Secretary, and dated June 1, 1838.

now proposed as candidates for Christian

baptism, and there are others seeking the It is our painful duty to inform you of way to Zion with their faces thitherward. the death of our pastor, the Rev. W. Davies, Indeed there are few but have felt, more or which took place on the 13th ult., after a less, the influences of the word of God, and lingering illness of about eight months, oc- the importance of being prepared for the casioned by an affection of the chest, and eternal world. Two or three of those who weakness of the digestive organs. Thus, by are to be baptized are very young, only a dark and mysterious providence, we are twelve or thirteen years of age; yet they again without a pastor. For six months have given for months, and still continue to previous to his decease, his complaint had give, satisfactory evidence that they have rendered him unable to preach. He used been visited by the dayspring from on high, every means, tried change of air, but to no and are under the teaching and guidance of purpose; the disease had made such ravages the Holy Spirit of God. Bless the Lord, oh on his constitution that he sunk under it. my soul, and all that is within me bless his It is consolatory to reflect, that, during his holy name! illness every means was made use of to al - “ During the last six months I have been leviate his sufferings, and to render him com. troubled with a cough, soreness of the fortable, not only by his members and chest, and spitting of blood. For two hearers, but by Christians of other denomi. months I have not been able to preach; but, nations.

as our fine weather is now coming on, or We add from the “Graham's Town rather has commenced, I hope I shall ere Journal” of May 24, “His remains were in- long get better. If it is the will of God, I terred in the Baptist burial ground, and should like to live a few years longer for the were followed by a larger number of persons sake of my children, and of our little than we ever witnessed on such an occasion church; in the welfare of which I feel much at Graham's Town. Amongst those who interested. But, on the other hand, I would paid this last mark ,of respect to his mė- lie passive in the hand of God. He is not mory, were the two Episcopalian clergy- to me an unknown God. I have committed men, four Wesleyan ministers, and the pas- my all into his hand. Year after year he tor of the Independent chapel. The Rev. has been to me 'good, immensely good,' William Shaw delivered an exhortation in and I can truly say, that · all his ways are the chapel immediately before the funeral, love. I am not conscious of any remains and the Rev. Mr. Monro a short address at of enmity against him ; I love him. Yes, the grave.”

I think I can say, if I love any thing, I love Our deceased brother had, from the very our most merciful God, through Jesus commencement of his missionary life, much Christ our Lord. Yet I thoroughly feel my affliction to endure, but they appear to have unworthiness. I would humble myself bebeen sanctified, and to have rendered him a fore Him in dust and ashes. With Job, I vessel meet for the Master's use. In the know, I feel, that · I am vile.' Living last letter received from him, Jated Dec. and dying, I would be found lying at the 13, 1837, he adverts, in the following terms, I foot of the cross, • looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.' (who was visiting his friends in the neighLet me have an interest in your prayers, bourhood, and who kindly presided at the that 'to me to live may be Christ, and to public meeting. At St. Austle, the friends die gain."

of the Saviour again came forward, and

raised an extra subscription of £14 after HOME PROCEEDINGS.

the services of the Lord's-day, as well as those of the public meeting. At Falmouth

the services were unusually interesting. DESIGNATION OF A MISSIONARY.

The various speeches which were delivered On Tuesday, July 31, Mr. George Par. at the public meeting were listened to with sons, about to proceed to India, to be asso- deep interest, while a holy unction appeared ciated with Mr. Leslie at Monghyr, was to rest on all who were assembled. Our designated to his important work at the brother, Mr. Burchell, announced a prayerchapel in Badcox Lane, Frome. Prayer meeting for the following morning at six was offered and the Scriptures read at the o'clock, at which many persons were precommencement by the Rev. Mr. Crossman, sent, while a spirit of pure devotion apof Wells. The Secretary of the Parent peared to prevail. Some kind friends had Society delivered the introductory address; prepared a public breakfast on the same the Rev. W. Jones, of Frome, asked the morning, to which between 50 and 60 perusual questions; the Rev. W. Walton, of sons sat down. After breakfast the time Trowbridge, offered the ordination prayer ; was occupied in singing and prayer, with the Rev. Benjamin Godwin, of Oxford, addresses. Our worthy friend and brother, gave the charge from Matt. xxv. 23; and W. H. Bond, Esq, who is the deacon of the service was closed in prayer by the Rev. the Baptist church at Falmouth, and the C. J. Middleditch, the minister of the place. mayor of the town, hailed the strangers

The Annual Meeting of the Frome Aux. welcome in an affectionate and heart-stirring iliary Society was held in the evening, address, while all appeared to be impreswhen the chair was filled by the Rev. sively reminded of the language of the Joshua Russell, of Melksham. The bre-. Psalmist, : Behold how good and how thren who had been engaged in the morning, pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together with several other friends, addressed the in unity.” The sum subscribed at the audience, which was large and respectable. breakfast-table exceeded £14, our excellent The receipts of the Auxiliary, including and warm friend to the mission, Mr. Ed£30 for India, have exceeded £100, which ward Read, having commenced with a sub. is, we believe, a larger sum than has been scription of £5. At Helston the annual raised in any previous year.

meeting of the County Auxiliary was held,

and from the report it appeared that the CORNWALL AUXILIARY SOCIETY. the Parent Society last year, making a total

sum of £179 12s.-11d. had been remitted to The annual services connected with this of £3405 4s. 104d. since the formation of Auxiliary were held during the last month, the Auxiliary. when the Rev. Messrs. Ainstie, of Exeter, Might not some plan be adopted to bring, Horton, of Devonport, and New, of Salis- if possible, all our friends throughout the bury, attended as a deputation from the kingdom to form district Auxiliaries? The Parent Society, and warmly espoused the funds would thereby be abundantly ininterests of the mission. The appeals of creased; and now that the barrier is so the dear brethren who so kindly lent their happily broken down, by the union of the aid were cheerfully responded to by the Serampore stations with the Society, what liberal contributions of the various friends can hinder the Baptists in the kingdom in the different towns. The collections in adopting and carrying out the Cornish general exceeded by many pounds those of motto, “One and all” ? If such an auxilithe former year.

An additional interest ary had not been formed for Cornwall, it was given to the services at Penzance by might safely be added that not one half of the presence of our beloved brother, the the above amount would be raised in the Rev. R. Pengilly, of Newcastle-on-Tynė, I county.

CONTRIBUTIONS Received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society, from July 15, to August 15,

1838, not including individual subscriptions : West Kent Auxiliary, by Mr. Southern

by Rev. W. Upton

73 12 6 and Rev. W. Groser...

Houghton Regis, Do., by Rev. A. Smith.. 22 0 0 Caermarthen, by Rev. H. W. Jones...... 12 12 11 Reading, Auxiliary Society, on account, by St. Albans, Collection and Subscriptions,

Mr, Williams,

83 00

58 3 10

.........

0

Middleton Cheney, collected by Mrs. Cat

Western District, by Mr. W. D. Horsey, ton.... 4 6 10 Bradninch...

2 17 6 Hatfield, Subscriptions, by B. Young, Esq. 5 06 Bourton

4 11 1 Loughton, Missionary Association, by Rev.

Chard...

7 8 4 S. Brawn ... 6 1 5 Ditto, omitted last year

7 0 Netherlands Auxiliary Society, by Rev. S.

Crewkerne

3 15 6 Muller.. 130 0 0 Collumpton...

5 10 Luton Auxiliary, by Rev. Henry Burgess

Honiton

6 16 7 Luton ...

60 12 10
Mipehead..

4 7 6 Toddington.

9 12 6
Montacute...

10 5 0 Beachwood Green

2 0 0
Prescott........................

1 8 6
72 5 4 Street.........................

2 0 0 Coventry, Subscriptions and Collections,

Stogumber ....................

5 10 0 by Rev. F. Franklin

74 19 8 Taunton ........................ 25 10 3 Bath, Auxiliary Society, balance account,

Tiverton ..

4 5 6 by John Smith, Esq.....

9 0 11 Watchet and Williton

... 10 0 0 Frome, Auxiliary, by Francis Allen, Esq.:

Ditto, omitted last year ....

9 10 6 For Mission.......

........ 71 l
5
Wincanton

11 13 10 Translations

0 10 6
Wellington....

28 9 6 Missionaries to India .......... 30 0 0

Yeovil

9 30 101 11 11 Ditto, omitted last year...... 9 3 9 Plymouth, How Street, on account by

169 12 4 Rev. S. Nicholson.........

30 0 0
Ware, collected by Miss Medcalf..

1 0 0 DONATIONS. Miss Warner, Cambridge.... 5 0 0 William Brownlow, Esq...

10 10 0 William Manfield, Esq., by Joseph Gut

Miss S. Baker, Assembly Row, Mile End.. 50 0 0 teridge, Esq.......

10 00 Miss M. Dudley, for Jamaica Schools, by Friend, by B. Young, Esq., Hatfield...... 105 0 0 Mrs. Kitson ....

2 10 0 Mrs. Dickson, Corfu, by Miss Sanderson,

Mr. S. Franklin, Cheltenham .............. 0 10 0 Translations.. 1 0 0 Miss Wills, Woolwich

5 0 0 Miss R. Wontner, Islington................ 10 10 0 D. A. E........

10 00 For additional Missionaries to India. Isleham, &c., Friends, by Rev. John Reynolds............

14 14 6 Mr. Christian, Sheepshead...

1 0 0 Thomas Piper, Esq..

5 0 0 Friend, by the Treasurer..

2 2 0 Mr. Portlock, Birmingham, by Dr. Hoby

10 0 0 Thomas Caddick, Esq., Tewkesbury, by do

10 0 0
James Whitehorne, Esq., Bristol, by do.....

5 0 0
Charles Whittuck, Esq., do.
by do .....

5 0 0
Mr. Isaac Stephens,
do. by do.. ............

5 0 0
Mr. F. Wills,

do.
by do........

1 0 0
Mr. E. Johnson

do. by do.................................. 2 0 0 Rev. W. Barnes and friends, Prescott.................................. 2 4 7 Rev. J. Chapman, Stogumber...

0 10 0
Mr. Rasleigh, Wincanton

0 5 0
For the Liquidation of the Debt owing by the Society.
Rev. J. B. Burt, Beaulieu...

5 0 0
Friend, by Mr. P...

21 00
Mr. Marlborough

5 0 0
LEGACY.
Mrs. Dorothy Wedd, late of Watford, Herts (Executor, Joseph Gutteridge, Esq.) 19 19 0

TO CORRESPONDENTS. “Please acknowledge in the Herald the rece of boxes of useful articles, for sale for our Schools, from Nottingham, Norwich, Kingsbridge, Exmouth, Harlington, and Harlow. We have received them but lately, as the Captain of the Annandale did not land them for many weeks after his arrival. Please return our most cordial thanks to the friends for this aid. In connexion with our church, we have at present nearly 800 day-scholars receiving instruction, involving me in an annual expense of £800 currency. We are, and shall be exceedingly thankful for every little aid from every friend of the cause of negro education.”-From Mr. Burchell, May 1.

Our worthy friend at Montacute, whose letter has but lately come under our notice, is informed that the Committee have no present intention of sending missionaries to Van Dieman's Land.

A box for Jamaica has been received from Messrs. R. Stacey, Tottenham ; another of baby-linen and fancy articles for the Orphan Institution and school conducted by Mrs. W.C. Barclay at Serampore, from the ladies at Boroughbridge, by Mrs. Johnson; another from Miss Hepburn, Southwark, for Mr. Phillippo, Spanish Town; and another from friends at Bow, per Mrs. Norton, for the Bahamas.

The thanks of the Committee are presented to Mrs. Stanley, of Wokingham, for five vols. of the Evangelical Magazine ; and to Miss Metcalf, of Ware, for sundry schoolbooks, for Jamaica.

J. HADDON, CASTLE STREET, FINSBURY.

THE

MISSIONARY MAGAZINE

AND

CHRONICLE,

RELATING CHIEFLY TO THE MISSIONS OF

The London Missionary Society.

SUBSCRIPTIONS and DONATIONS in aid of the Funds of this Society will be thankfully received by the Treasurer or Secretaries, at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, and by Messrs. Hankey, the Society's Bankers, 7, Fenchurch-street, London ; in Edinburgh, by Mr. George Yule, Broughton Hall; in Glasgow, by Mr. Risk, 9, Cochranestreet; and in Dublin, by Messrs. J. D. La Touche and Co., or at 7, Lower Abbey-street.

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The present situation of the negroes in the British Colonies of the West Indies unfolds a spectacle of surpassing interest to every friend of religion and humanity. Another great change in the external condition of these our brethren has been accomplished, and they are now placed in circumstances which admit of their unlimited social and moral advancement. The negro now stands erect, in the full possession of personal freedom ; the yoke of slavery no longer holds him under its debasing and benumbing influence; and if, in addition to the benefits to be

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