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printing of his translation, which bas ness is great. "Eustace's wife is just been, with several others, delayed recovering from a dangerous illness; through want of paper, is now going last Friday her life was despaired of, forward. Our steam engine is now in but she is now recovering. The Ameoperation, and fully answers its pur- rican Missionaries have been ordered pose, so that we have plenty of paper. to quit the Burman dominions; and In short, accounts from every part of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman have arrived India are encouraging. The printing in Calcutta. Three persons had reof the Mabratta Bible is almost finish- ceived the word at Rangoon, and were ed; the last proof sheet I read finished baptized ; this stirred up opposition, Micah within a verse or two, and all and they resolved upon going to Ava, is printed except the remainder of to request leave of the king to propathe minor prophets. The historical gate the gospel in bis dominions. It books in Punjabee are almost finished; could scarcely be expected that a the last proof sheet reached to the heathen king should give that liberty, seventh chapter of Nehemiah. In , and he of course refused it, and orTelinga, Pushtoo, and Kupkuna, we dered them out of the country, say. are nearly through Leviticus. The ing, that though the Burman laws New Testament will, within a few allow all to worship as they choose, months, be finished at press in Goo- yet they allow of no proselyting. On jurattee, Bikaneer, Kashmeer, and their return to Rangoon, some who Kernata ; and several others are ad. had occasionally attended before, came vanced as far as Luke or John. forward and proposed themselves for
Through mercy I enjoy tolerably baptism. This induced Brother Judgood health ; which is the case with son to resolve upon staying as long as us all except my wife, whose weak- he could.
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY. LATAKOO, SOUTHAFRICA-Mrs.Moffat While at Madras, he completed the writes:"The state of the natives in ge- printing of the Four Gospels, and the neral is truly distressing; all that I Acts of ths Apostles, in the Canaree ever heard of it in England falls short language. These are already getting of the truth : in order to form an ade- into pretty extensive circulation, Sequate idea of it, a person must come veral of the Epistles also are translatand see.' The Bushmen appear to be ed, and ready for the press. the most degraded of all the tribes, An Auxiliary Bible Society, and a and are greatly despised by the rest.” School Book Society, have been
With regard to Latakoo she says, formed at Madras. Every thing there “ Circumstances here are as good as presents a pleasing appearance, escan be expected ;” but as yet, she pecially among the higher classes. thinks there is little true piety. The Mr. Hands, on his journey from Missionaries are still under the disad- Madras to Bellary, met with a gentlevantage of teaching the people by an man of influence, much devoted to Interpreter ; but Mr. Moffat is apply. God and his cause. Mr. H., wbile ing himself vigorously to the attain. at his house, baptized 20 natives, 10 ment of the native language.
instructed adults, and 10 children. As to the inhabitants, she says, “I The good people at Seringapatan Jike the people here exceedingly. I are going on well. They have built think them much superior to any of a neat chapel for the worship of God, the other tribes I have yet seen. Ex- in doing which they were much ascept in colour, many have English sisted by some European officer features, and soine of them are beau- They are very desirous of having a tiful. Manooth, the queen, appears missionary to reside among them, and to be a very sensible woman, and one of the brethren will soon pay them were she a Christian, would probably a visit. be a shining character.
At Bellary, the concerns of the India-Mr. Hands, of Bellary, in a mission appear to be in a very pleasletter written in July, last, gives an ing state. encouraging account of the progress of Missions in India.
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The following Extracts from an Address of Lieutenant Colonel MONRO, Resident at the Court of Travancore, on the state of Christianity in that residency, show that those apprehensions which some have entertained of the political danger of attempting to spread the religion of Christ in our Indian possessions, are without any foundation. The facts adduced are incontrovertible, and they certainly afford encouragement to Christians to avail themselves of, at least, the passive disposition of the Hindoos, so as to put the means of acquaintance with the only religion which is of God within their reach.
The History of Malabar suggests matters. They are the natural important reflections regarding the Judges of all Civil and Ecclesiastical, diffusion of Foreign Religions in In: Canses, within their Diocese. In dia. That country, from the most virtue of their privileges, wbich are remote eras, has continued under the never contested, the Pagan Princes government of Native Princes, re- and Judges have no concern with markable for their devoted attachment them, excepting only in criminal to the Hindoo Faith: yet the Maho- causes. The Syrians, besides the medan and Christian Religions have fixed tribute which they pay to their prevailed to a great extent, in all the princes, are required only to furnish a provinces of Malabar; and, in some certain number of troops during their of them, the former religion has wars, which are neither frequent nor nearly supplanted the original creed of long duration. The diocese of the of the people.
Syrian Bishop contains, at present, A survey of the history of all the inore than one thousand five hundred States in India presents nearly the churches, and as many towns and same result. Every where, the patient villages. This great number must apathy of the Hindoos toward the continue to augment; as the priests zealous propagation of the Mahome- are not engaged to celibacy, and as dan religion, by the ordinary means of there are no monks or nuns among conversion, has been conspicuous. As them. The men always walk armed; in Malabar, the open invasion of the some with fusees, of which they political, civil, and religious rights of know perfectly well the use, others the people has caused resistance; but with spears, but the greatest number the peaceful progress of conversion carry only a naked sword in the right has been regarded with indifference hand, and a shield in the left. They and calmness by the Hindeos : and it are carefully instructed in the use of seems to be only in cases of open arms, from their eighth to their twenforce, in cases particularly wherein ty-fifth year,and are excellent hunters political are combined with religious and warriors. The more Christians motives, that their attention is attract a Pagan Prince has in his dominions, ed to the propagation of foreign re- the more he is feared and esteemed. ligions.
It is on this account, as well as on The same inferences are suggested that of their fidelity and strict'attachby the history of Christianity in Ma- ment to truth in every thing, that the labar. Under a race of superstitious Princes cherish and countenance them and bigotted Hindoo princes, amidst so much. a people peculiarly attached to the “The privileges of the Syrian Cbrig. creed of the Brahmans, a few mis- tians are so numerous, that it would sionaries from Syria established the be tiresome to describe them all; but Christian Religion, to an extent that a few will be stated, of so important a attracts our attention and wonder. La nature, that they place them, in some Croze, in his very interesting History measure, on an equality with their of Christianity in India, describes the sovereigns. It is permitted only to the state of the Syrians, a few years after Brahmins and them, to have inclosed the first arrival of the Portuguese, porches before their houses. They in the following language :-" The are authorised to ride and travel on authority of the Syrian Bishops ex- elephants.; a distinction accorded only tends to all temporal and spiritual to them and the heirs of the crown They sit in presence of the King and conclusion, which, I am convinced, his Ministers, even on the same carpet; will be further confirmed the more the a privilege granted to Ambassadors subject is examined and studied--only."
that whatever impediments may be The extraordinary advancement of opposed to the progress of Christianity the Christian and Mahomedan reli- will proceed froin political and not gions, in a country governed and in- from religious jealousy. They who habited by Hindoos, furnishes a strik- cherish sentiments of hostility against ing and singular illustration of the in- the British power, and hopes of its sensibility of that people toward any instability, will, of course, decry any exertions for the introduction of a measures calculated to unite the inforeign religion, that are conducted terest of a body of the people with with moderation and temper.
its permanency. That poweris exposed The more the state of society among to greater danger from secret conspithe Natives in India is explored, the racy, than from open resistance; and more reasons will appear to convince this danger must increase with the an impartial mind of the disregard extension of the British possessions, felt and manifested by all classes of which augments the disproportion in the people toward the dissemination of numbers, already soimmense, between religious opinions foreign to their own; the rulers and the subjects. But, in :-a result occasioned by the great establishing a body of native subjects variety of religions, which have pre- connected with the mass of the people vailed for ages in that country. The by a community of language, occupafollowers of Shiva and Vishnoo dis- tions, and pursuits, and united to the play no animosity toward each other, British Government by the stronger and both appear to regard with uncon- ties of religion and mutual safety, cern the rites and the progress of the ample means would be acquired of Mahomedan Faith; while the be- procuring information of the proceedlievers in the Koran view with silent ings of the people, and of all machicontempt the idolatrous practices of nations against the British Power. In the Hindoos : and this admixture of the course of time, still greater advanvarious and opposite religious opi- tages would arise; and the support of nions and usages, in the same com- a respectable body of Christian Submunity, has necessarily familiarized jects would contribute to strengthen and reconciled the minds of the peo- the British Power, in those junctures ple to the appearance of systems of of commotion and difficulty, which divine worship different from their must be expected to occur in a counown. In Travancore, Christians, Jews, try, like India, that has been in a state Mahomedans, and Hindoos, perform of revolution for ages. The introtheir respective religious duties, with. daction of Christianity, 'in some of out molestation from one another: the Provinces, may be attended with Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, and delays; but, in Travancore and CoPagodas, are intermingled : and this chin, there is already a numerous system of toleration, so far as the body of Christian inhabitants, who, sentiments of the PEOPLE are con- with moderate assistance and encourcerned, may be discovered in every agement from the British Governpart of India.
ment, will firmly attach themselves to The facts which I hare described its interests, and may prove of mateseem to authorise the conclusion-a rial service in supporting its power.
ANNIVERSARIES. On Monday evening, January 1, the Third Anniversary of the Manchester Juvenile Methodist Missionary Society was held in Bridgewater chapel. The meeting, (which was large and respectable,) was opened by the Rev. M. Wilson, after which James Heald, Esq., the Treasurer, was called to the chair. The Report was read by Mr. James Marshall, (one of the Secretaries,) and the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. Wilson, Newton, and Stephens, the Rev. Dr. Taft, Mr. Ermitage, missionary from the London Society to Otabeite, and Messrs. Henson, Jonathan Growther, jun. Leadbeater, sen. Bowers, Leadbeater, jun. Cryer, Joseph Marshall, Mayson, and James Marshall. The interest excited increases at each succeeding anniversary.
The preparatory sermon was preached on the preceding evening in Grosvenor-street cbapel by the Rev. Robert Newton. The collections amounted to 481. 158. 4 d.
The receipts of the past year were 2521. 13s. 1d. of which 1411. 148. 4d. was collected by the Female Branch.
The sum total collected by this Juvenile Society, during the two years and nine months since its establishment, amounts to 6631. 9s.
Extract of a Letter from the Rev. F. Truscott, dated Helstone,
Cornwall, March 13, 1821. Mr. Buckley has attended three Anniversary Branch Missionary Meetings in this District, much, I believe, to his own satisfaction, and certainly very much to the advantage of those meetings, and to the gratification of our friends in every place where his labours were bestowed. On Monday, February 26, our meeting was held at Penzance, and so numerously attended, that the chapel was crowded to excess; and several hundreds of persons, who came to the chapel-yard and door, could find no room. That truly public-spirited gentleman, Sir Rose Price, ably presided.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, our highly-respected friend, Colonel Sandys, kindly favoured us by taking the Chair at Helstone.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the meeting at Redruth was also numerously attended; and the feelings excited during the Services were manifestly favourable both to piety in general, and to the interests of Missions in particular.
In these meetings great assistance was derived from the concurrent labours of the Rev. Messrs. Buckley, Treffry, Burgess, Davies, Akerman, Jones, and Bryan, and of the Rev. Mr. Foxall. Independent Minister at Penzance, the Rev. Mr. Lane, Baptist Minister at Helstone, the Rev. Mr. Dore, Baptist Minister at Redruth, and many others. Indeed, our Cornish motto, “ One and all," was most happily exemplified in a general and cheerful readiness to come to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
The illness of his child at Kingswood-School, calling away Brother Martin before our meetings commenced, we were deprived of his important assistance, But justice to him and his worthy colleagues constrains me to say, that their ardent and indefatigable exertions in behalf of the missions, among a people whom the LORD has disposed to offer willingly, have rendered the Penzance Circuit a praise in this District, and an example to the whole connexion.
DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES. Mr. and Mrs. Clodgson sailed on the 17th ult. in the Duke of Marlborough, for Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Croscombe and family sajled on the 20th in The Branstons, for Gibraltar.
Mr. and Mrs. Leigh, Mr. and Mrs. Horton, and Mr. Walker, are expected to take their departure immediately in The Brixton, for New South Wales.
We commend our Brethren and Sisters to the special prayers of the Friends of Missions.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WESLEYAN METHODIST
MISSIONARY SOCIETY We beg leave to direct the attention of the Friends of our Missions in general to the arrangement of the religious services connected with the approaching Anniversary of the Society, as it stands on the cover of the present Number. From the general aspect of the accounts received through the year, we hope to meet, not in order to lament failures, or to argue against discou. ragement, but to unite with our mutual congratulations our devout thanksgivings to God, for the success with which the LORD of the harvest has been pleased to crown the efforts of his labourers, and for those encouragements which are offered to new enterprises for the extension of the kingdom of our LORD, to yet unvisited regions of darkness and misery. In these delightful exercises we hope to be joined by many of our friends from different parts of the country. May we all meet in the deep spirit of sympathy for a world, so great a part of which is still sitting in darkness and the shadow of death; and upite in prayers more solemn, earnest, and prevailing for the larger effusion of that Divine influence which alone can render successful the efforts of men, for the conversion and salvation of souls !
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the General Trea
surers, since the Account published last Months
'Monies received at the Mission House. "
Subscriptions of Gentlemen resident at Bombay £13150 From Joseph Buliner, Esq.
Whitby District Treasurer of the Auri
Barnard-Castle Circuit liary Society for the
From George Tripy, Esq. London District
Executor of Francis Greenwich - .
7 14 3 Upton Tripp, Esq. late From R. Campion, Esq.
. Capt. of the 26th Reg. Treasurer of the Aux
Font. less by Legacy iliary Society, for the
The Committee return their Thanks for the folloning acceptable Presents to the Society
To B. Clarkson, Esq. Howden, a present of Hyinn-Books, for the South-Sea Missions : to Friends in Sheffield, for large Assortments of valuable Articles, for the South-Sea Missions, forwarded by the Rer. Thomas Wood and Messrs. Harwooil and Sons; to Mr. Hughes, High-Wycombe, for several volumes of Magazines; to J. Irving, Esq. Bristol, for a travelling tent for the South-Sea Missions; to female friends, near Lincoln, for sundry Testaments and Tracts, for South-Sea Missioas: to Rev.J. Bryant, for 10 volumes of Sernions entitled, Help in Time of Need; to Rev.J. Hodson, for 20 copies of his Serinon, on the Death of Mrs. Fletcher; to Mr. G. Loddiges, Hackney, for three boxes of valuable seeds and plants, for the New Zealand Missions, and one box of seeds, for tbe Gambia Mission; to sundry friends, at Bridlington. Quay, for a box of articles for the South-Sea Missions ; to sundry friends, at Hanley, for earthenware, &c. for South-Sea Missions; to sundry friends at Burslem, for a valuable crate of earthenware, &c. for Sonth-Sea Missions ; to Mr. Ball, Paternoster-Row, and otber friends, London, for sundry articles, for South-Sea Missions: to Mr. Samael Kerslake, Crediton, near Exeter, for 12 pairs of coloured shoes; to Mr. J. Banks. Keswick, for a quantity of slate and black-lead pencils for South-Sea Missions; to friends at Weymouth, Per Rev. T. Lessey, for two boxes of sundries, for South-Sea Missions; to friends at Bolton, for eundry articles, for South-Sea Missions ; to Mr. J. Nicholson, Barnard Castle, for sundry articles of female wearing-apparel, for South-Sea Missions ; to Mr. Thomas Killock, and other friends at Groombridge, Kent, for sundry articles; to friends at Wakefeld, for a box of valuable articles, for South-Sea Missions; to Mr. J. Vickers, Leeds, for six dozen penknives, for South-Sea Missions; to the Ladies of Liskeard, per Miss E. Hede, for sundry articles, for the Mission to the Friendly Islands; to several friends at Cockeringath. ver Mr. John Richardson, for sundry articles, for South-Sea Missions; to several friends at Shaftsbury, per Mrs. Button, for sundry articles, for South-Sea Missions; to Elizabeth Drury, for snndry presente, for South-Sea Missions; to a friend, for sundry articles; to a friend, AC Bayswater, for a valuable assortment of garden seeds, and sundry female garments, &c. for South-Sea Missions; to Mr. Thomas Wood, Brixham, for four volumnes of Methodist Magazines: to Mrs. Gaunt, Leek, for sundry articles, for South-Sea Missions ; to Mrs. Wardle, Leek, for two volumes of Methodist Magazines, and one Pocket-Bible; to Mr. Oliver, Longhor, for sundry articles of female wearing-apparel; to friends at Dartford, per Mr.J. Wright, for gundry valuable articles, including a newly invented patent washing inachine, for South-Sea Missions : to Mr. S. Rose, Battle-Bridge, London, for sundries; to a friend to Missions, per Capt. Ranson, London, for sundry pairs of scissors, &c.; to sundry friends at Seven-Oaks. for a box of valuable articles, for South-Sea Missions ; to friends at Lewes, in the Brighton Circuit, sundry articles, for South-Sen Missions : to friends at Thetforil, per Mr.S. Crusha, sundry valuable articles, for South Sea Missions ; to Mrs. Godden, Soutbborough.'Tonbridge. Kent, for a present to children at New Zealand; to friends at Leeds, per Rey. R Reece, a box of valuable articles, for South-Sea Missions; to Mr.J.Ilarrison, of Redditch, for fish-books, and trowling-hooks, for South-sea Missions; to Mrs. lt. Maure and friends in Bristol, fer sundry articles, for the South-Sea Missions to Mr. Whiteley, Rosamond Street, Clerkedwell, for a valuable Patent Cooking Stove, for the New Zealand Mission; to Mrs. Colliis, 19, Cross-Street, Islington, for two volumes or Methodist Magazines.
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