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of Ceylon, it is computed, is from a a few of the more promising children million and a half to two millions; in the Mission Family at each Stathe mass of whom—though from po- tion, with a view to their preparation litical motives many profess Chris- for the office of Native Teachers. tianity—are Heathens. There are se- From the Boys thus educated, the veral systems of superstition among more hopeful are afterwards removed, them; but the prevailing objects of when sufficiently advanced, into the worship are Budhu and the Evil Spi- CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION which has rit, and Caste is observed as in India. been erected at Cotta. The Dutch, when possessed of the TWO PRESSES are in active operaisland, having disqualified by law all tion: one at Cotta, for works in the persons from inheriting property who Cingalese; and the other at Nellore, had not been baptized, it is not un- for those in the Tamul Dialect. common to see those who have out A TRANSLATION of the Scriptures wardly enrolled themselves among into the vernacular Cingalese is in prothe disciples of Jesus Christ offering gress; and the Book of Genesis, the sacrifices to the Devil, or prostrating Gospel of St. Matthew, the Acts of themselves before the image of the Apostles, and the Epistle to the Budhu.

Romans, are already printed. Four English Clergymen, of whom

Nellore. 2 were married, embarked for Ceylon A full account of the general state at the end of 1817, and have been and prospects of the Mission will followed by 17 other Labourers. be found in the last Volume of the Missionary Stations have been formed, Missionary Register (pp. 373–380). at Cotta, near Colombo; at Kandy, From a Letter recently received from in the interior; at Baddagame, near the Rev. J. Knight, which conveys inGalle, at the southern end of the is telligence down to the 15th June, we land; and at Nellore, near Jaffna, at extract the following Notices of his own the northern extremity.

and Mr. Adley's labours at Nellore. At each of these Stations there is

Ministerial Occupations. a regular MINISTRY OF THE WORD; For these last eight months we have and, though the Missionaries have gone on the Sunday Morning, once in not had the joy, as in Southern India, every fortnight, to preach to the Native of seeing numerous Congregations of Congregation at St. John's during the Native Converts, they have not been turned. In addition to our usual Sunday

absence of Mr. David, who is now re. without satisfactory evidence, in several instances, that their labour in the at the School Bungalows two or three

engagements, we usually give instruction Lord's service has not been in vain. evenings in the week, when the Masters

EDUCATION has been carried on, as are expected to exert their influence for in other parts of the Society's opera- collecting people; and though the num. tions, in connection with the Preach- bers are commonly small, averaging only ing of the Gospel; and Schools have from 8 or 10 to 15 or 20 persons, besides been established at each Station and those of one or two others, yet Divine

the Children of the School, and sometimes in its. vicinity, which contain 1700 Truth has thus, from time to time, been Scholars, who are daily instructed in distinctly brought before a great many: the Word of God. The separation and it may be hoped, that, in some cases of children from the habits and prac- at least, deeper impressions are made tices of an idolatrous population ap- than can be expected from casual inter, pearing to be a likely method, under views or occasional conversations. I the blessing of God, of bringing them should be happy to report special benefits up in the knowledge and love of His but though, we trust, the way is gradually

resulting from the use of these means; Name, the plan, adopted in other of preparing for the coming of the Lord, we the Society's Missions has been fol- have still to wait for the promised blesslowed, of maintaining and educating ing.

Schools.

Girls' School, in another village, has met Though our Free Schools are not so with a similar fate. encouraging as we would wish, we trust Beneficial Influence of Education. that good results from them. The daily In former communications, allusion has committing to memory portions of the been made to some, who, though they Holy Scriptures and Catechisms by 600 have enjoyed the privilege of Christian or 700 children, besides their regular at. Instruction in our Schools, are growing tendance twice a week at the House of up hardened in sin, resisting the Truth, God, hearing Divine ruth explained nd more open and daring in opposition from time to time at the Schools, and to our efforts, than persons unacquainted other means of instruction, cannot, with with us. It is cause of rejoicing, however, the Divine Blessing, be without beneficial that there are many of a different chaeffects. Though the progress of know. racter. I often find, in my visits to the ledge may be so slow as to be imper. villages around, young men, that formerly ceptible, and though the influence of belonged to the Schools, who evince a deHeathenism may be so powerful as to pre- gree of attachment for us and of revesent barriers apparently impregnable, yet rence for the doctrines which we preach, we have evidence that progress is made ; not to be found in others; and who reaand we trust that the gradual spread of dily admit their obligations to practise Truth will, eventually, tend to the re what they formerly learned, though, inmoval of prejudices, and prove the means fluenced by their friends, they still perof winning the hearts of many to the sist in walking according to the customs Saviour.

of their country.

Conversation with Femaie Schools.

such persons has often shewn me, that, Female Education does not equal our though they stifle conviction, and yield wishes or the hopes which we formerly not to the invitations of the Gospel, entertained: the instruction of their Girls truth has, nevertheless, produced a salunot being valued by their parents, they tary effect on their minds, by softening are not sent to learn, except as they are their prejudices, and giving them favourrewarded with clothes or money. About able impressions of the excellence of as many continue to attend most of our Christianity. And such effect may be schools as formerly, and some are able to looked for, by the Divine Blessing, on the read printed books fluently; but, in most means now employed, in an increasing instances, they are taken from school be. ratio ; and thus the way be more and fore they have attained such a proficiency, more prepared for the coming of the Sa. and then nearly all, which they have viour. At the time when these young learned, is soon forgotten. I have many men were taught, the privileges enjoyed times been pained, in my visits to their by the Schools, of a peculiarly religious houses, at finding little girls, whom I re- kind, were comparatively small. I was cognised as having been under instruc then the only Missionary at the Station; tion, and as having made considerable and the former part of the time, being progress, who, on inquiry, proved to have but imperfectly acquainted with the lanlost nearly all which they had known. guage, my instructions could be expected Those sent to school are, generally, the to make but a slight impression on the children of the lower classes; and, as soon minds of my hearers. I had no fellowas they are old enough to be made useful, labourer—no pious Native Assistant they are kept at home, except where the no Native Church Members to reflect, by hope of a trifling reward operates as a a holy and consistent life, the reality of more powerful incentive. These are dif the doctrines inculcated: but now, these ficulties with which, as it is not in our privileges, with many others, are con. power to remove them, we must still have stantly enjoyed; the powerful influence to contend. We hope, however, by per- of which, operating directly in a less or severance, to do something towards break- greater degree, on the Youths of the ing down prejudice and eradicating bad Free Schools, as well as on all others customs, and thus gradually to ameliorate connected with us, and indirectly on all the condition of at least a part of the fe. around us, must, it is hoped, have an inmale population.

creasingly beneficial tendency, which may The Girls' School, mentioned in our more fully appear on some future day. last Report, is discontinued; the Master

Press. not being able to collect enough girls Since my return from the Annual (though the pay is $th morethan for boys) Meeting, one of our Printing Presses to make a mere subsistence. A second has been constant employ, chiefly on

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Te Rzr. Chris Blekman, with presedetan his Toyzze the asse dat: Vs Bike, appared to assist Mr.Sanca wasic hate teen staceed Mr. More odiacadaring the pro at Borduan: bez is has been sag. pesed Eszbasta oe the Silgherry gested to the Caleata Committee. His fix the educate of the child whether it may not be airiate that res of Mistres in India and Ceyhe shraki sepply the vacancy ocea- ka tec's lare ce e Cezmittee on sirsned at Chenar by the upespected the 19th of Janary. They embarked death of Mr. Friend

at Gravesend on the on board Mr. Thomas Chapman and Mis the - Dute of Rerburyh," Capt. Chapman having been recormended Brown, and suiked for Madras the to the Coorittee as suitable Ladivi filloning day. duals for the New Zealand Mission,

RECENT INTELLIGENCE

Mettertuan—The Rev. F. Hildoer West Indies By Letters received from writes, under date of Dee. 1452, that be Demerara of Oct. th and Nor. Oth, it was about to enbak for Syr2 in order to appears that the Society's Catechists in take a share in Dz. Korek's abours there that quarter, Vr. Juan Arnistrong and

Western Intra-The Rev. C. Piabor Mr. Charles Carter, were in good health, Farrar and Mrs. Farrar, and the Ret. and in the steady prosecution of their Joon Dixos, arrived at Bombay.o0 July labours 17th; and have since joined the Rev.W. Mr. W. Nazring, of Papine, Jamaica, Mictell at Bandora. They were ail well states in a Lette datad Nor, ith last, on the 8th August, though Jr. Mitchell that Mr. Ebenezer Collins, of Salt Sahat sufered from a complaint in his eyes; vannak, was then very unwell, and had and Mr. Dizon had experienced much ben staying with him for change of air. indisposition on the royage.

Contribution List.

ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON.

L. 8. d. Bridewell Chapel...

50 12 6 Broadway Church, Westminster ..

43 19 2 Camberwell, Peckham, Dulwich, and Brixton Ladies...

33 8 2 Christ Church, Newgate Street: L. 8. d. Miss Clayton....

8 13 8 Miss Evans ............

15 6 7 Sunday School

8 96

32 99 Disbursements,' 0 7 0

32 2 9 Clerkenwell Ladies........

38 10 0 Kennington

18 16 0 North-East London...

265 10 0 Percy Chapel : Gentlemen's Committee..

35 11 0 Ladies' ditto

46 16 6

82 7 6 Poplar Chapel

15 13 11 St. Barnabas Chapel : Gentlemen's Committee.......

12 19 2 Ladies' ditto ........

11 11 10

24 11 0 St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row

10 18 5 Wheler Chapel..

65 00
ASSOCIATIONS OUT OF LONDON & VICINITY.
Bedfordshire :
Bedford

... 83 00 Dunstable...

14 3 5 Luton....

12 00

109 3 5 Berkshire: Faringdon.

1 14 1 Sandhurst.

9 10 11

11 5 0 Brecon : Glasbury.

15 17 10 Hay.

13 7 9

29 5 7 Buckinghamshire: Aylesbury...

40 08 Olney

20 00

60 0 8 Cambridgeshire:

Town, County, and University, 125 00
Tydd St. Giles's

3 3 0

128 30 Carmarthen

10 11 6 Cheshire : Chester

280 194 Cornwall: Falmouth ...

15 19 1 Penryn :::

2 13 10 Western District: Camborne.

16 15 10 Helston, Manaccon, St. An

thony, and Mawgan........ 66 10 0 Penzance

......116 3 8 Redruth....

32 0 0

250 25 Cumberland : Carlisle..

32 18 0 Workington.

17 18 5

50 16 5 Denbighshire and Flintshire: Wrexham..

14 00 Derbyshire.

85 65 Chesterfield

54 18 10 Ditto Ladies..

48 13 5 Doveridge

6 14 1

195 12 9
Devonshire:
Devon and Exeter, including
Ladies 261. 68. 6d...

298 1 9 Devonport..

28 10 7

326 12 4 Dorsetshire: Charmouth and Lyme..

24 14 9 Melcombe Horsey and Cheselbourne..

9 13 0 Rampisham

20 00 Wareham

15 00 Weymouth,

63 1 10

132 9 7

L. 8. d.
Durham

35 0 0
Essex:
Chelmsford and West Essex : L. 8. d.
Corringham

... 12 18 6
Colchester and East Essex......137 12 6
Walthamstow....

34 18 9
A Thank-offering for an An.
swer to Prayer".

50 0 0
White Roothing

5 0 0

240 99 Glamorganshire: Aberdare

4 40 Gloucestershire

100 0 0 Forest of Dean..

77 72

177 7 2 Hampshire: Jersey

.. 67 80 Portsmouth, Portsea, & Gosport, 68 12 6 Ryde & Newport, Isle of Wight, 91 1 2

227 1 8 Herefordshire: Hereford...

40 00 Hertfordshire : Bushey...

10 14 0 Ladies' Committee

3 13 0

14 7 0 Huntingdonshire: Little Stukeley....

6 14 10
Kent:
Blackheath Ladies...

16 17 6
Bromley and Beckenham ......100 0 0
Deal, "A Christmas present
from

5 0 0
Northburn, Sholden, & Vicinity, 27

7 3

149 4 9
Lancashire :
Lancaster and N. Lancashire...123 15 7
Heapy..

15 0 0
Liverpool and W. Lancashire 27 13 3
Standish

17 3 0 Manchester and E. Lancashire, 390 0 0 Warrington....

66 13 9 Wigan..

27 13 3

667 18 10 Leicestershire....

250 0 0 Melton Mowbray.

21 0 0

271 00 Lincolnshire:

L. 8. d.
Boston.........

11 11 9
Bicker..

7 1 8 East Keal....

9 10 0 Frampton...

9 0 0 Kirton...

4 0 0 Swineshead..

15 00 Ditto Bazaar..

8 0 0

64 3 5 Folkingham.

900 Osbournby..

3 0 0 Hougham-cum-Marston........ 2 10 0 Tydd St. Mary.

1 14 0

80 7 5 Middlesex : Harrow..

..... 145 90 Monmouthshire: Pontypool and Vicinity.

24 19 6 Montgomeryshire.....

90 13 4 Norfolk and Norwich.

139 13 4 Little Dunham...

21 11 11 Lynn and West Norfolk.

24 17 0

186

2 3 Northamptonshire..

123 129 Kettering..

13 17 6
Marston Trussell, includ-

ing 21. 28. Col. after Ser-
mon by rev. J. Wilson,8 19 6
Clipston Mission. Box. 1 12 0
Foxton...

1 15 2
Harborough..

...... 6 13 0
Holthorpe. ......... 1 0 0
Lubbenham, including

21. 138. Col. after Ser-
monby rev.J. Wilson,12 9 7
Sibbertoft............. 2 10 9

55 00

Northamptonshire-continned: Lhd. Lud.

L. 4. d. L. 8. d. Raunds.

.. 23 13 0

Yortshire: Rowell and Desborough........ 9 o

Birtail and Batley ......... 52 18 6 Titchmarsh, including 1h 3. from

Bradford

84 12 1 Pilton.....

10 00
Calreries...

11 14 2 Wellingborough...

5 0 0

Dewsbury, including Collection

251 123 after Sermonatlisted Church Northumberland:

13. 158. 45.............

51 15 5 Newcastle-upon-Tyne..

...... 309 57
Doncaster..

39 15 0 Nottinghamshire:

Greasborough

9 70 Newark...

23 18 7
High Harrogate

42 4 2 Nottingham.

115 3 2
Huddersbeid

187 0 5
Retiord, East.
......106 10 10
Knaresborough

65 5 5 Seriby....

$ 14 0
Misdehamn.

76 10 2

54 14 6 Oxfordshire.

10 60
Ripon

50 0 0 Pembrokeshire:

Rotherham Ladies

15 10 0 Hareriordwest..

9 10 0
Shefbeid.

25 12 1 Milford...

39 3 5

Artercliffe
Tenby...

... 10 10 1
Swinton

31 10 6 Ratlandshire:

Skipton

29 5 0 Manton and Oakham.

S8 96
Think and Sowerby

31 35 Shropshire....

00

Wakefield and Vicinity........ 53 88
Somersetshire:
Bath and Vicinity

Yorš...

240 2 6 250 00

1152 9 0 Brewham..

24 10 0 Bridgewater and Vicinity....... 38 12 10

BENEFACTIONS. Fromne.....

30 17 2 Weare.

Brown, John, Esq., Temple Bar ........... 10 0 0 14 00

M. M... Wellington... 84 10 0

....... 20 00 W. B.T..

10 00 422 10 0 Staffordshire..

.200 00 Leek Ladies ....

COLLECTIONS
22 6 8
Ban, Miss K....

3 0 10 Tamworth..

45 15 7

236 2 5 Bebbington, Mr. H., St. Martin's Court 1 6 0 Suffolk:

Bingham, Miss, Hale Magna

1 12 6 Charsfield..

1 3 8

Bisbop, Nr., se Fenchurch Street ....... 0 17 4 Debenham..

25 14 6

Bulmer, Mr. H., 34 Aldersgate Street....... 5 00 Flowton....

3 5 111
Byand, Miss, Chiswell Street

1 8 4 Grundisburgh.

1 5 7

Calvert, Miss EC., Clardon, Bucks ... 5 12 0 Hinderclay

7 10 5

Carter, Mr. R., King's-Head Court, St. MarIpswich.

tin's le Grand...

2 3 4 Old Newton.

2 3 2
Dell, Niss, Kilburn

2 16 0 Stowmarket..

12

Gleed, Mrs., Donington, Lincolnshire...... 10 0 0 Tattingstone..

14 16 0
Graham, Mrs, Newbury.

5 09 Tunstall.

5 00
Grey, Miss, Portsmouth..

1 9 0 West Suffolk.

90 00

Harris, Mix, St. Alban's, Herts ........... 12 8 0
Head, Miss, Stration

1 5 6 Surrey:

Hide, Mis F., Worthing.

4 16 6 Clapham Ladies .......

38 18 1 Kesteren, Miss, Milk Street, Cheapside...... 8 15 0 Sussex:

Phelps, Mix, Wilton, Wiltshire

4 0 0 Brighton and East Sussex........300 0 0

Phillips, Miss, New Ormond Street

0 120 Shoreham, New.....

30 0 0

Proctor, Mr. F. jun., Gracechurch Street... 5 10 2

0 0 0 Rippin, Miss, Stepney, “ Stepney Ladies".. 7 6 0 Warwickshire:

Sarage, Mrs., Kingston. Surrey.

15 10 0 Birmingham..

...172 6 3

Seagar, Mr. C., Whitchurch, Herefordshire. 3 11 6 Church Lawford........30 11 0

Shrimpton, Mr. C. T., New Boswell Court, Great Harborough.... 5 17 6

Lincoln's Inn..

2 2 0 56 S 6 Clifton-upon-Dunsmore........ 24 13 6

Sperling, Mr. John, Reigate.

78 6

Sutton, Miss S, Rowde, Devizes........... 20 0 0 Coleshill.

...... 65 00 Stratford-on-Avon.............

Walker, Mrs, Cottered...

1 0 4 17 6 6 Young Ladies at Bow ........

0 15 0 315 14 9 Wiltshire: Bradford: Coll. after Sermons at

INDIA-FEMALE-EDUCATION FUND. the Church by the Rev. W.

A Lady, by W. Wilberforce, Esq. .......... 10 0 0 Sawyer and Rev. T. Newton.. 12 5 7

Cornwall:
Cricklade.........

81 13 10
Falmouth

3 11 8 Grittleton..

7 17 0

Cumberland:
Melksham...

64 17 2
Carlisle

5 13 0 Salisbury and South Wilts...... 50 18 0

Hertfordshire :
Westbury...

79 4 0
Ladies' Committee..

3 13 0 296 157 Percy Chapel : Worcestershire:

Ladies' Committee

2 2 0 Clent.

20 00
Sutton, Miss S, Rowde, Devizes.

0 0 Dudley, including 271. 118. from

Yorkshire:
Kingswinford.

65 10 2
Ossett...

5 5 0 Worcester ..................... 132 15 9 Ditto Ladies ....... 5S 11 2

ALLEPIE SCHOOL FUND. -276 17 1 Rivington, Miss Jane

5 00 THE Committee of the Church Missionary Society thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Box, containing

Fancy Articles, from Miss Rippin, Commercial Road; also a Parcel from Miss Louther.

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