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These stations I found in great need of the rent required for it. At present I have the superintendence of some missionary ; no prospect of a change for the better, exmany of the members had left, and attended cept in building, and even that is rather other places of Worship, and those that re- distant. mained were very dissatisfied; they had been expecting a minister for so long a time, has just arrived of the death of Mrs.
We regret to add, that intelligence and so often been disappointed, that a large Day, on Aug. 31st
, soon after giving body of the members had resolved to join birth to a female infant. Her afflicted some other denomination of Christians, if a minister did not come to them within six husband was himself also much indismonths. I came among them a few weeks posed at the time of writing the letter. after this determination was made, and many of the people knew not how to ex.
Old Harbour.- Under date of Aug. press their joy and gratitude, at the prospect 20, Mr. Taylor writes as follows:of being again favoured with the word of My congregation and school are greatly life, and the regular administration of Chris- increasing,
and I think I must add a second tian ordinances. The congregations, which wing to my chapel. We want help on this were much diminished, are now increasing, side of the island, particularly in Clarendon, and already I have pleasing evidence that Vere, and Manchester, where professed my labours have not been in vain amongst Baptists abound. I could go, and collect a this people. Last week I went to Bagnal's | thousand people in each of these districts Vale, where my worthy predecessor had a immediately, and I think it a pity something preaching station; he had succeeded in is not done for them. May the blessing of gathering a large congregation in that God attend the recent change in the con. densely-populated district, but since his dition of the people, and all our churches death many of the people will not attend at become increasingly prosperous ! all, and many listen to preachers who have not the sanction of Christian ministers, or Falmouth.-On the “Freedom day,” come at the request of some of the members August 1, after religious services, in the of the church to Oracabessa. I sent word course of which, an appropriate sermon that I would visit them on a certain even- was preached by Mr. Knibb, from Neh. ing: when I arrived, I found a great num. xii. 42, 43, a public meeting was held in ber met together in a house on Russel Hall the chapel, at which, all the speakers, estate, where I preached to them, and was
except the pastor of the church, who kindly entertained by the overseer of the occupied the chair, were descendants of property, who made me promise to repeat Africans. As specimens of the addresses my visit as early as possible. He also de. sired me to speak to the negroes, as they
delivered by these free men, on the very were not going on so well as he could de day of their becoming such, we extract
the following: sire; and my speaking to them, he said, would be much better than soliciting the Mr. William Kerr, who rose to move the interference of the Special Magistrate. This second resolution, said, “ My dear friends, I did early next morning, and they all pro. I stand up to give hearty thanks to the mised to do well, and hoped they should people of England for sending us the gospel. soon see massa again. This station is about One time I was blind, but the gospel make 16 miles froin Port Maria, and 8 or 9 from we see, one time I was deaf, but the gospel Oracabessa. This distance, and roads sufi. make we hear. The gospel bring we to cient to startle an Englishman, will prevent see this day, the gospel bring, we free. my visiting it as often as I could otherwise (hear, hear). No one can tell what we see do; but I will give to it all the attention I one time, and what we was suffer ; but the am able. At Oracabessa we have a neat gospel bring us joy. We bless God, we and substantial chapel, which was completed bless the Queen, we bless the Governor, a short time before the lamented death of we bless the people of England for the my predecessor. At Port Maria we meet joy we have. Let we remember that we in the same chapel which was tumbling been on Sugar-Estate from sunrise a-morndown before his death, and which almost | ing till 8 o'clock at night; the rain falling daily gives us some indication of its in the sun shining, we was in it all. Many of creasing decay and final dissolution. The we own colour behind we, and many before; house, too, in which I live is the same in we get whip, our wives get beat like a dog, which Mr. Baylis died; it admits the rain, before we face, and if we speak, we get the and affords shelter and safety to numerous same; they put we in shackle; but thank scorpions and centipedes, from which myself our Heavenly Father we not slave again!" and family are often in danger. I have (cheers). been endeavouring to rent a house, but Mr. William Smithson rose and remarke' have not succeeded, being unwilling to give '“ My dear friends, I am called upon to sp
a few words, which I do with much feeling to pleasing prospects which now present my heart: my feelings are so much I can hardly themselves in the East and the West. Mr. speak. My dear friends, we did not expect to Carey's speech, in particular, rivetted the see this day, but God has spared us to see attention of all present, and excited the it. The same God who said " Let there be best feelings of his heart. He seemed to light, and there was light,” has brought us to have imbibed a large quantum of “Welsh see this day. If it was not for the gospel, fire;" so that his successful efforts made all the freedom would not have come. The peo- to jump for joy, and to regret that his visits ple of England, who did not know us, cared were, like those of angels, short and far for our poor immortal souls, and sent us the between. The collections, including the gospel, (hear, hear) and then send us minis- donation from the Sunday School, amounted ters to preach the gospel to us (hear). We to £52 11s. 3d. thank God for the gospel, and for the minis- Not many years ago, the collection from ters who have preached to us; we pray God the church at Cardigan, (which was nearly to spare them, and enable them to go as numerous then as it is now) was only through that work which they have begun. £1. 1s., but since then, the church has inWe pray for better freedom; for that good haled a missionary spirit, and the sums part which shall never be taken from us. collected augment every successive year. We pray God that we and we ministers may I beg to state that the church here would be together in heaven, where we shall praise not make half the amount they have done God for ever.” (hear, hear),
this year, if they had adopted the plan of Mr. Edward Barrett rose to move the most other churches, to collect only at the fourth resolution, and said : “My good time the deputation visit them. The friends friends, we are meet together here, to show here have devised a better plan ; they our gratitude to a certain gentleman and the collect in the Sunday School, each teacher people of England, who felt for us when we has a missionary box, and receives weekly did not feel for ourselves. We have been the voluntary offerings of his class; and made to stand up and see our wives flogged, when it is stated that from Oct. 9, 1837, to and we could not help them ; the people of Sept. 23, 1838, the different classes collected England did not see us, but God see us, the sum of £37. 7s. 4d., it will be seen that and God stir up their hearts to get us free- the Sunday School here has carried out the dom, and now we are all free people! | Cornish motto, “one and all.” We invite (cheers) What shall we say ? Let us lift the Welsh churches, ye, and the English our hearts and bless God, let us bless churches too, to imitate us in the above Queen Victoria, (hear, hear), yes, Kings did plan, and to exert themselves more on sit on the throne, but kings did not make we behalf of the heathen; and by doing so free; no, that was left for a woman to do ; ere long there will be, when kings could not do it, Victoria did. “Meib i Garey 'mhob gorawr, (Tremendous cheering). She send a good Canwgf mwy, cyn auaf mawr.” Governor, who use his best efforts, (hear) who will not allow us to be imposed upon; deacons lately, '' I hope your great exertions
A respected friend said to one of our (hear, hear); when we lay down in the cool shade, must we not raise up our hearts
on behalf of the missions do not curtail and hands to Almighty God, for the blessings &c.; the reply was, “No, sir, far from it
your benevolence towards the ministry," he gives us ?
but on the contrary, our minister receives HOME PROCEEDINGS. now nearly double that he did when the
collection for the mission was only £1 1s. CARDIGAN AUXILIARY SOCIETY. The academy receives from us three times The Annual Meeting of the Cardigan as much as on prior years, and no other Auxiliary, in aid of the Baptist Mission, good cause receives a fraction less.” was held on the 23rd and 24th of Sept.
J. M. T. At 6 o'clock in the evening, Rev. Messrs. Eustace Carey, and J. Jones, of Blaenavon On the 21st of September, our friends preached to an over-crowded congregation, Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, embarked on board from Rev. i. 5, 6, and John xviii. 37, 38. the Moira, at Gravesend, for Calcutta. Mr, Both sermons were characteristic of the and Mrs. Aveline, also, embarked on board respected preachers. On Monday evening the same vessel, for the Cape of Good Hope, a public meeting was held, P. Brown, Esq., whence they will proceed to Graham's in the chair; and Messrs. E. Carey and J. Town, to occupy the post left vacant by the Jones (deputation from the parent society); 1 decease of Mr. and Mrs. Davies. May the Philips, (Indep.); W. Thomas, Blaenywaun; divine protection be graciously experienced W. Roberts, Penypark, &c., very eloquently by these dear friends on their voyage, and and forcibly addressed the meeting on the an abundant blessing rest on their future importance of missionary efforts, and the ' labours !
DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES.
LIST OF LETTERS LATELY RECEIVED. EAST INDIES.-Rev. James Thomas, Calcutta, Jan. 17, May 1; Messrs. Penney and Thomas, Calcutta, May 2; James Penney, Calcutta, July 16 ; Andrew Leslie, Monghyr, April 21 ; Henry Beddy, Patna, April 15; G. Bruckner, Samarang, Dec. 2.
WEST INDIES.-Rev. John Clarke, Jericho, March 8, May 1; Kingston, May 16 : Utica, U. S., July 11; Thomas Burchell, Montego Bay, May 1, (two); Kingston, May 26, 28 ; Montego Bay, May 28, June 25, July 18, Aug. 21; John Kingdon, Belle Castle, May 8, Aug. 10; B. B. Dexter, R. Bueno, May 7; Stewart Town, June 13; William Knibb, Annatto Bay, May 3; Falmouth, May 8, 29, (with others); June 7, (two) 12; July 3, 13; Thomas F. Abbott, St. Ann's Bay, April 21 ; Anatto Bay, May 3; St. Ann's Bay, May 28, June 11, July 3 ; Samuel Whitehorne, Kingston, May 12, July 30; Joshua Tinson, Kingston, May 9, 11, Aug. 14, (two); James Reid, Hayes Savanna, May 22 ; Vere, June 27; Walter Dendy, Salter's Hill, May 14; David Day, Falmouth, May 17 ; Port Maria, July 18, Aug. 15; Samuel Oughton, Lucea, May 29, June 26, Aug. 24; John Clark, Brown's Town, May 29, and another without date; John Hutchins, Savanna-la-Mar, June 5, July 10; J. M. Phillippo, Spanish Town, June 9, July 7, Aug. 12, (two); Josiah Barlow, Anatto Bay, May 28; W. Snaggs and J. Ř. Walker, Kingston, June 29; H. C. Taylor, Old Harbour, June 27, Aug. 20; L. H. Evelyn, Lucea, July 10; T. E. Ward, Falmouth, Aug. 14.
BAHAMAS.-Rev. E. F. Quant, Grand Cay, April 17, May 18, July 27; T. Applegate, Nassau, May 4, June 7, Aug. 6; T. Leaver, Nassau, April 27, June 9, 11, Aug. 3; R. Bell, Nassau, June 11; C. J. Stamers, Turk's Island, May 18.
SOUTH AMERICA.-Rev. Alex. Henderson, Belize, May 12, July 14; H. Philpot, Belize, May 11, July 24.
SOUTH AFRICA.—Messrs. Kidwell, Nelson, and Webb, Graham's Town, June 1.
CONTRIBUTIONS Received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society, from Sept. 15, to Oct. 15,
1838, not including individual subscriptions : Worcestershire Auxiliary, by Mr. Har
1 15 1 wood, Treasurer:
Haworth, 1st Church......... 11 16 8
10 16 7
15 8 8 Alcester ..............*
13 3 0
210 10 Atchlench ...........
2 14 0
11 0 0 Blockley.
12 17 5
3 11 0 Blakeney ...........
2 0 3
1 15 6 Bromsgrove........
.133 11 4 Cheltenham
27 14 6
2 8 4 Campden..
5 15 8
6 0 0 Evesham ................
26 13 1
2 6 7 Fownhope
0 14 6
5 2 0 Gorsley...................
6 0 0
Salendine Nook.................. 37 11 0
12 15 3
14 15 0 Kidderminster ............
2 5 0 Kington.......................
10 0 0
3 14 6 Lydney....
11 7 6
2 1 2 Lydbrook...
2 8 6
14 15 6 Ledbury..
3 3 0
1 13 7
-372 11 4 Madley..
2 11 0
Liverpool, Byrom Street, by Mr. J. L. Phil-
4 0 0
31 12 1 Peterchurch.
2 5 3
Hull and East Riding Auxiliary on acct.,
21 8 8
. 140 0 Ross ..................
12 13 1
Rochdale, by H. Kelsall, Esq... ..227 18 11
5 1 0
3 3 3 Stratford.
28 8 11
4 0 2
235 2 4 Tewkesbury..
101 17 6
Nottinghamshire Aux., by J. Lomax, Esq. :
58 8 4
1 10 6 Withington...
2 10 6
Collingham ...................... 21 8 0 Westmancoate..
6 5 0
Nottingham....................... 124 8 6
9 6 0
6 10 0
1 10 0 West Riding of Yorkshire, by Rev. J. J.
3 13 5 Davies, and S. J. Davis :
Woodbro' and Calverton........ 1 7 4 Barnoldswick 6 6 5
-160 79 Bradford
53 17 1
Sussex Auxiliary, by Rev. J. Aldis, and Cowling Hill...
2 0 0
W. W. Evans:
2 7 4 Culling worth
5 3 0 Earby
1 7 3
... 30 15 8 Parsley....
5 11 6
41 5 8
Monmouthshire, by Rev. S. Evans & W. Jones : Lincolnshire Auxiliary, by Rev. J. Burton
and J. Dyer, jun. -
.......... 35 6 2 Abersychan.....
12 2 8 Argoed ...........................
1 15 0
12 7 8 Bethel.......
6 0 1 Bethesda ......................
i 17 3 Beulah .......................
18 911 Blaenau.. .......:
4 8 1 Blaenavon (Horeb).............
2 0 6 Do. (Ebenezer) ...........
41 12 0 Carleon ..........................
4 19 6 Castletown ............
8 14 0
4 13 0 Llanwenarth ...... ......
5 3 9
2 6 8 Moriah .......................
2 13 6 Nant-y-glo....:
148 17 0 Newport (Welsh Church)....
Colnbrook, by Rev. W. Coleman........... 7 15 6 Do. (English Church)..
Burford, by Mrs. Wall.....
8 6 Pisgah .......
Bovey Tracey, by Rev. J. L. Sprague ..... 16 0 Ponthyr .....
Cambridgeshire Aux., by E. Randall, Esq, 58 Pontrhydyryn.......
Bedlington, by Mr. Philips....... Penycae...........(not received)
Whittlesford, Mr. Foster's family Missionary Pontypool (English Ch.)........ 9 5
Box ...................................... 2 2 6 Do. (Welsh Ch., Trosnant).. 6
Devonshire Square Aux., by J, Davies Do. 1 Do. Tabernacle) 7 1 9
Esq., Treasurer, on account............... 11 1 8 Rhymney.......
Chelsea, Collection by Rev. J. Burton...... 20 0 0 Syrowy.............."
5 3 5 Tredegar (Welsh Church)...... 19 12 8
Chesham, Moiety, by Rev. S. Green .. ....5 13 0 Do. (English Church)... . 5 0 8
The whole amounts from South Wales and Ireland Odd halfpence.............. ... 0 0 5
are not yet received.
30 0 0
0 10 0 A. G., Horsington .......................
6 0 0 The late Mr. W. Morten, Amersham, by W. Morten, Esq..
15 0 0
Gurney's Mount........................ 54 6 8
123 2 11 Currency, or Sterl. 74 0 0
......... 5 050
:::::::: 10 0 0
25. 0.0 Carlton-le-Moorland, Friends, by Rev. W. Robinson...................... 2 0 .0 Collingham, &c., Do. by Mrs. Nicholls...........
.............5..0.0.. J. B. Winterbotham Esq., Cheltenham.. ................................ 5 0 0
TO CORRESPONDENTS. The thanks of the Committee are presented to Mrs. Williams, of Reading, for a box containing books from Miss Maurice, and other articles for Mrs. Phillippo, of Spanish Town; to Miss Dudley, of Peckham, for a box for the Christmas Bazaar, in aid of the schools at Spanish Town ; to friends at Regent Street Chapel, Lambeth, by Mrs. Meredith, for a box for Mr. Knibb ; to a Friend, Blackfriars Road, for sundry magazines, and to Mr. J. Ramsden, of Leeds, for Fuller's Life and Works, 9 vols. Mr. Ramsden will be gratified to know that one of our laborious missionaries in Jamaica, in a recent letter, earnestly solicited Fuller's Works; they will, therefore, be forwarded to him by the first con. veyance.
*** A Brief Sketch of the Mission, and of its various stations, &c., in the East and West Indies, has just been printed, and may be had on application at the Mission House, or to Mr. G. Wightman, 24, Paternoster Row, at 6s. per 100.
J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury,
RELATING CHIEFLY TO THE MISSIONS or
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.
RESIDENCES OF THE BAKUENS, SOUTH AFRICA. The following description of a singular expedient adopted by one of the native tribes in South Africa, to preserve themselves from the attacks of the numerous beasts of prey which infest the country, has been furnished by the Rev. Robert Moffat, of Lattakoo, under whose observation it came during one of his journeys to the northward of that station. Mr. Moffat writes :-.
“Five days after leaving the Baharutse I came to the first cattle outpost of the Matabele, near a beautiful tree of gigantic size, inhabited by several families of