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of thee; I will surely gather the remnant Viscounts De Vesci, Lifford, Northlandi of Israel; I will put them together as and Valentia ; -- Vice-Presidents, The the sheep of Bozrab, as the flock in the Lord Mayor of Dublin for the time midst of their fold: they shall make being; Mr. Justice Daly; Right Hon.' great noise by reason of the multitude David La Touche; Gen. Sir George of men.' Micah ii. 12.
Hewitt; Hon. James Hewitt; William “The Directors of the London Society Brownlow, Esq. M. P.; Blaney Townhave great satisfaction in being able to ley Balfour, Esq.; Major-Gen. White ; inform the Pablic, that means have been Major-Gen. Trotter; Peter La Touche, afforded which will speedily liberate Esq.; Alexander Hamilton, Esq.; and the Institution from the pressure of its Robert Perceval, Esq. M. D. ;-Treadebt; and that the pecuniary aid which surer, Right Hon. David La Touche ;is now solicited, is for the sole purpose Secretaries, Rev. R. H. Nixon, and of carrying on its designs in future : Francis Corbet, Esq.:-Assistant-Sethe most effectual methods are also cretary and Collector, Mr. William adopting to prevent the recurrence of Heney.
To this we have thought it right to " It shonld be further remarked, that add, the eloquent speech of a gentloalthough, for the preservation of unity man not unknown nor unremembered of design and operation, the manage
on this side the water. ment of the London Society has been Rev. James Dunn, M. A., Rector of placed in the hands of such of its mem- Delgany." I will not say much, my bers as are of the Established Church, Lord, in seconding the resolution put yet the contributions of every denomi- into my hands, lest I should weaken the nation of Christians are earnestly invited impression made on your minds by the and will be most thankfully received. proceedings of this day; for, judging *N. B. Pious persons exercising handi- by myself, I conclude that every undercraft or other trades, such as Shoe- standing has been convinced, and every makers, Tailors, Wrights, Smiths, Book- heart animated by what we have heard. binders, Bakers, &c, may aid this In- But I may be allowed to pray that: stitution effectually, by engaging to take
these truths may be engrafted in our Jewish youths from the School as ap- hearts, and these feelings perpetuated prentices.
in the constant tenor of our religious “Ladies may also forward the cause by progress.-I see no objection to this assisting in placing out the girls in ser- Society. It seems most worthy of our vice or business.
holy church to take an active part in: " It is earnestly requested, that any this work. It seems most worthy of our person who feels disposed thus to aid holy religion, that, if we find it big the Institntion, will let it be known by with blessings for time and eternity, it a letter addressed to Mr. James Millar, should fill us with zeal to comni'unicate London Society House, Spitalfields. those blessings to the heathen lands. It
“ The Public may further serve this seems most worthy of the Great Author tanse by purchasing baskets, for ready of our faith, who, from pure love to money, at the Manufactory; and by giv- man, left the mansions of heaven, and ing work in the printing line, to the embarked on the waves of this troubOffice, where converted Jews are em- louis world, that he might turn men ployed. Both these establishments are from darkness unto light, and from the at the London Society House, Church power of Satan unto God. The Son of Street, Spitalfields; where orders will God himself was the first Missionary, if be thankfully received, and punctually I may be allowed the expression; and, executed.”
therefore, none, who bear his name, can
be indifferent in a cause which attempts HIBERNIAN CHURCH MISSION, the conversion of millions of our fellow. ARY SOCIETY.
creatures. The following list of the officers of “ It has been objected to such atthe Auxiliary Church Missionary So- tempts, that the cause of the heathen is ciety recently established in Ireland, is hopeless, and that we have not the Extracted froin an account of its forma means nor the power to produce great tion lately published.
effects. But I would ask, if such cold Vice-Patron and President, Lord calculations had formerly obtained, Viscount Lorton ;--Vice-Patrons, Earls what would have been the state of our of Westmeath, Desart, and Gosford; and owu country at the present day? Still
would druidical darkness have rested on receiving happiness, charity should be
will be answerable to that Providence “I feel, therefore, happy, my Lord, to which has given her peace, for the right see my countrymen assembled on this use of the blessing. I would call on her occasion. We have many objects of to unite the cause of religion with the charity at home, but they will not be fame of her deeds. I would bid her insufferers by our contribution to this So- scribe on the temple of British glory, ciety. For this effort will serve to che- the vame of her God. I would exhort rish the life of religion in the soul, and her to give a new permanence to her thus swell the true source from which wealth and authority, by making them charity must spring. There is, indeed the handmaids to religion. In the • spurious benevolence, whose objects darkest times I always thonght, my must not be multiplied; but true Lord, that my country would be re• charity never faileth :' it will rather served as a blessing to the world. I grow upon every exertion, and still bear have been accustomed to regard her, abundant fruit. Like the golden branch preserved amidst the convulsions of of the poet, when one is plucked away, Christendom, when the flood-gates of another will spring forth,
anarchy had been opened, and were co-Uno avulso, non deficit alter.' vering the earth, as borve, like the ark “ It is true that he that provideth on the waters, and containing within pot for his own house is worse than an its narrow limits, all that was most dear Infidel;' but will any one say, that a and valuable to man. Now we see the man is not to extend his care beyond waters beginning to subside. Now we his family? Why then does public praise have sent forth the gentle messenger of rest, as it does, on the pame of Wilber- peace, and hail his return, bearing the force-a name, not so much that of an friendly olive-branch; and we shall individual, as of every generous pur- now behold those favourites of Heaven, pose and high resolvema name, con- social order, public freedom, and pure nected with humanity and religion; and religion, descending from this Ark to the memory of which will be embalmed replenish and adorn the earth. I trust, with the blessings of his fellow-crea- my Lord, we shall rise to the dignity tores? Why? because his heart swelled of the station to which we are called, beyond the narrow circle of personal and rejoice in being allowed to co-operegard; and felt, wlw iender sympathy rate with God in the great design of the sufferings of his brethren in every covering the earth with the knowledge quarter of the world : becanse he could of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.'" not suffer one fellow-man to remain in It must be a matter of the most ignorance or slavery, while he could lively satisfaction to every Christian, to raise his voice to break his bonds, or re- observe, that Ireland is beginning to comove and dissipate his errors. Let his operate in the plans of piety and benefinal triumph animate us to the same volence. Such efforts will be the most perseverance. Our charity shonld have formidable foes to Popery, by exalting no bounds, but those of our power, the character of the Protestant Church Wherever there is a creature capable of in Ireland.
press desire of the Emperor, who has The Edinburgh Missionary Society uniformly, and particularly of late, have six Missionaries in Russian Tartary, shewn the most cordial interest in their of whose proceedings we subjoin the welfare and success, they determined following brief statements.
to send other two of their number toFor several years, owing to the situ- ward Orenberg, on the lines of Siberia, ation of the country, with the plague, with the view of looking out for a more and the perpetual irruptions of the hos- eligible missionary station; where they tile Tartars, the Missionaries were als may enjoy greater personal security most constantly obliged to confine them- from the wandering Tartar tribes, and selves within the walls, or rather, at the same time, turn their knowledge palisadoes, of the settlement; and even of the Tartar language to the best acthen, were scarcely free from danger, count among the Mahometan population, though protected by a guard of Russian whether stationary or erratic, in the Cossacks. They had repeatedly to take surrounding country. refuge in Constantinsgorski (a Russian Messrs. Mitchell and Fraser were fort in the neighbourhood) or in Georg- fixed on for this expedition, and set out hieysk, a fortified town about thirty from Karass at the end of June. They miles distant from Karass ; to which last reached Orenberg in safety about the place, most of them with their families beginning of August, and were received removed in 1813, and continued there with the greatest kindness by the Lieu. till the end of last spring.
tenant-General of the province, who The printing of the New Testament, had been directed to shew them every however, having been providentially attention, and give them every encoufinished before they were forced to flee ragement and assistance in his power, from Karass, they went on with the by letters from the Imperial Court, binding of it at Georghievsk; and, transmitted immediately to bimself. though greatly retarded for want of Under luis direction, they at last fixed proper instruments and materials, they on a piece of ground very near the succeeded in finishing a very consider- city, of which a free grant will be given able nnmber during the winter months. to the Mission, by Government, if the At Georghievsk, besides, they enjoyed
Directors shall, after receiving the much more favourable opportunities journal of these two Missionaries, judge both of conversing with the natives, it expedient, in the present circumand of distributing copies of tracts and stances of the Mission, to establish a of the New Testament than at Karass; permanent station or settlement in that and these they diligently and earnestly part of the Russian empire. embraced.
From the preceding statement it As soon as the weather permitted, will be perceived, that, by the last Messrs. Dickson and Galloway were accounts, Messrs. Fraser and Mitchell sent from Georghievsk on an itinerating were at Orenberg. The other Misexcursion to Astrachan, for the purpose sionaries are resident at Karass. of circulating the New Testament and tracts among the Mahometans residing
INDIA. in that city, and those of the same reli- In the Journals of Abdool Messee algion who are accustomed to visit it, and ready given, our readers have seen the of endeavouring to excite their atten- rapid growth of Christianity in Agra, tion to the Gospel of our Lord and Sa- and its diffusion round that city. Có viour. Having remained there about pies of the Scriptures have been sent to two months, diligently labouring in the many places ; and inquirers after truth field allotted them, and not, it may be have visited Agra from various and disboped, without some effect; though the tant quarters. . Talib Messee, Fazil visible fruits of the seed of Divine Messee, and other native teachers of Truth which they were engaged in scat- great promise, have been raised up to tering, have not yet appeared in any support and extend the efforts of Abdool very remarkable degree; they returned Messee. At Lucknow, at Delhi, and at in the month of June to Karass, whither other places of importance, there are their brethren had by that time re- many inquiries into Christianity, and moved from Georghievsk.
opportunities are opening for the esta. Scarcely bad they got home, when, blishment of missionary stations Eng. in consequence of the urgent reqnest of lish residents at Meerut, at Muttra, the Minister of the Interior, at the ex and elsewhere, are diligent in the sup
port of schools, and in the diffusion of Children admitted up to June 1, 1814: Christian truth.
Into the English and Tamul Schools: Other journals have arrived in this Protestant Christian.... 125 country, for the months of Jannary, Fe- Roman Christian
65 bruary, and March, of last year, in Brahmin Heathen. 56 which it appears that the prospect is Sootra Heathen.
774 still brightening, and the view more ex
- 1020 tended. Other native labourers are in Into the Parish Schools : training, and the word of God is break. Sootra
.... 12 ing forth on the right hand, and on the Protestant & Rom. Boys 210 left. In some instances, indeed, old su- Protestant & Rom. Girls 150 perstitions appear to have, for a time at Heathen
60 least, regained their power: but this
432 will serve to excite the Missionaries and others, it may be hoped, to watch.
Total admitted 1452 fulness and prayer.
We are prevented by the want of space Children left School up to June 1, 1814: from transcribing these journals. From the English and Tamul Schools:
Second and Third Classes 227 From letters received by the Com. From the Parish Schools : mittee of the Church Missionary Society, First and Second Classes 131 it appears,that the Missionaries Schnarré Not accounted for (but and Rhenius landed at Madras on the
supposed to have left 4th of July.
School, though not spe. The Missionaries were received, as cified; as the totals remight be expected, with Christian cor- maining in several of diality by the Rev. Marmaduke Thomp- the Schools, do not a. son, Chaplain of the Honourable East.
gree with the statement India Company. They were very of admission, &c....... 49 kindly entertained in his own family, during their stay at Madras, and ex
Total left School 589 perienced uniform regard from him and Mrs. Thompson. “We thank the Lord,"
Total remaining 863 they say, “ for his good providence, in bringing us acquainted with one of his
MADKAS. most faithful and zealous servants in The following are extracts of a letter promoting his everlasting kingdom.” from the Rev. Marmaduke Thompson to
Here they were met by the afflicting the Secretary of the Church Missionary intelligence of the death of Dr. John; Society, dated Madras, Sept. 30, 1814. and with the news, still more afflicting In reference to a request of the Comto them, of the decease of the Rev. Mr. mittee on the subject, Mr. Thompson Jacobi. With him they were personally states; “At the time this reaches you, acquainted; and they had all anticipat, you may be assured that you have, if ed great pleasure in labouring together not an Auxiliary Society, at least a in the same field.
Corresponding Committee, in existence They express themselves, however, and active service in Madras,” and then as animated and encouraged by the tid. adds,—“I have my papers prepared for ings of the great work which is taking them to enter immediately upon business place among the Mahometans; in parti. the first of which will be to take inte cular, at and near Agra; Mr. Corrie's consideration the fittest station for your Journal of Abdool Messee's Proceedings two Missionaries—and particularly how having reached Madras.
far they may be qualified and desirable They reached Tranquebar on the for either of two stations which now 28th of July, and were very kindly re- offer—the two important Stations of ceived by Dr. Caemmerer and his co- Madras itself and Travancore: and to adjutor Mr. Schreivogel.
these two let me entreat the particular Their continuance in this station, attention of your Committee. Madras however, is very uncertain.
being the great port and chief town of We subjdin an account of the state of the whole Peninsula, its importance as the Schools of the late Dr. Jolin. a missionary station is most obvious :
and Travancore is scarcely loss so fron
the number of . nominal Christians of Bibles and Testaments in the several throughout it, who are truly as sheep languages which will be necessary to without a shepherd, and particularly supply their wants. It was a further from being the country of the poor object, to procure a more aecurate Syrians.
version of the Scriptures into Cinga. "I am myself the distributor of the lese, and a translation of them into the Scriptures in the Native Languages in Pali language. Madras; and I assure you the applica- An attempt was made to correct tho tions to me are incessant, and that old ingalese version of the New Tes hundreds, I believe I may safely say, tament, in order to have 5000 copies are at this time reading the word of printed; but it was found very impere God in Madras, and longing for some fect, and an entirely new translation one to guide them, and declare unto was determined on. In the mean time, them the way of God more perfectly. the Calcutta Bible Society have put to An intelligent native, who has been press, at Serampore, an edition of 2000 baptized, but who through a false copies of the old version for present aliame conceals it, and pretends to be use. The new translation has been only a diligent inquirer after truth, (no undertaken by W. Tolfrey, Esq. who is pocommon character among the na- well skilled in Cingalese, Pali, and tives,) assured me lately, in bringing Sanscrit: the Gospels are finished; and some people for the Tamul New Testa. the types for printing this new version, ment, that he often had near a hundred purchased of the Baptist Missionaries people at a time to hear him read and at Serampore, are arrived at Co. converse upon it; and seems to encou- lumbo. rage a bope of having in a little time, The Pali is the learned language of a sufficient number of disciples to coun. Ceylon, and varies but little from the tenance and support him in an open Sanscrit. A translation of the Scripprofession of Christianity.
tures into this tongue has been begun “ In Travancore the Resident, Col. by Don M. de Thomas Mobaudriam, of Munro, not only assures us of his pat- the Governor's Gate. Two priests of ronage of Missionaries, but has actually Buddha have readily afforded their written to have two sent to him.
assistance to the translation ! . " Again let me most respectfully and
The Society intends to circulate faearnestly recommend these two impor. miliar essays and dialogues illustratant stations to your Committee, as
tive of the Scriptures; the same reasons stations promising a rich harvest of not existing in Ceylon as in many other sopls to the praise and glory of God!
places, for the exclusive circulation of “North Malabar also presents a very
the Bible by such institutions. It is obdesirable station; and there also we served, that“ next to the fervent zeal have a friend to the great cause of the and indefatigable labour of the veneraLord, who would thankfully receive, ble Swartz, the conversion of so many and greatly help our Missionaries.
thousands in Tanjore was owing to the " In a word, could you send me a dozen circulation of familiar dialogues, and Missionaries by the very next fleet, I short easy treatises upon the subject could dispose of them instantly, I trust; of Christianity.” to the entire satisfaction of the Com.
It appears, on investigation, that the mittee."
native Protestants of Ceylon are about
150,000, and the Roman Catholics about CEYLON.
50,000. Of these, the great majority
speak Cingalese, and the rest Tamul. The exertions of the different Mis- This report of numbers falls far short sionary Institutions, and those of the of former representations : nor can it Bible Societies, will, in Ceylon, as else. be doubted that multitudes of the inhawbere, mutually aid one another. bitants have of late years relapsed into
The immediate objects of the Co- idolatry. In the time of the Dutch Go. lumbo Bible Society, which is patronis- vernment, there were between 300 and ed by the Governor and all the principal 400 temples dedicated to pagan deities: authorities in the Island, were, to ascer in the year 1807, they amounted to 1200! tain the number of persons in Ceylon In 1663, the Christians in the district of professing the Christian Religion, and Jaffna alone, were 65,000: by the last the languages most familiar to them, in returns it appears that there are not order to form a judgment of the number 5000.