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respecting the faith of Islam, that led among them a strong party-feeling, on a him to propose the questions which he did question connected with their religion. A the day before: to which, looking round considerable disturbance had recently him, he replied, “No.". On being asked taken place, and the matter has been carthe reason of his declared faith in the ried into Court. This circumstance afprofessed mission and revelation of Ma- forded me an occasion, which I did not fail homed, he, with the utmost boldness, de- to embrace. A great number followed clared, that he grounded his faith on un. me into the Suray, to receive books, and doubted and irrefutable proofs. I now to dispute. Some of the people wishing to declared myself an infidel as to the faith have a School among them, I spoke with of Islam, and begged that he would bring the Judge and Magistrate on the subject, forward some of the many proofs that had who expressed a willingness to further it. so fully satisfied his own mind. The con . The next considerable place between fusion which he now evinced fully shewed, this and Gorruckporeis Azeemghur. Being that what he had said was mere asser anxious to reach Gorruekpore by Sunday, tion. After a pause, I was asked, what I could only spend one afternoon here ; proofs I required; and whether the as and had, consequently, but little opporsertion of the Prophet of God was not tunity of conversation, without which many sufficient to induce belief. To this I books are not generally distributed. Only replied, that I required all the proofs, or about 20 copies of St, Matthew's Gospel others equally substantial, that could be were given, with a few Tracts. From adduced, to prove the Divine Mission of this I went to Gorruckpore, where I arMoses and Christ. I was desired to men- rived on Saturday, December 20th. tion them; and, in doing so, I deficd him On concluding his journey, Mr. to produce any one in confirmation of Wilkinson remarksthe mission of Mahomed; affirming, also, The above is a brief outline of some of that, though he could offer no argument to the circumstances of my journey to and prove its truth, I was able fully to justify from Benares. Of late, I have found the my own disbelief of it. I was instantly Mahomedan mind in a state of considedefied; and, begging that I might be lis- rable inquiry, This is surely to be met ; tened to without interruption, proceeded and nothing is more to be regretted, than forthwith. An intense and apparently our not having proper books to distrianxious interest seemed to be excited in
bute among them. I have, consequently, the minds of the numbers that were pre- engaged a Moolwee to assist me in present; and I was patiently listened to till paring a series of Tracts on different the close of the evening, when the peo- points of Scripture Evidence, &c.: one ple, with the Moolwee at their head, de- Tract is finished, and others are in progress. parted. The result of this day's conver The one finished is of a general character: sation was, that, for five more successive the subjects of the others are-1. The days, I was surrounded by a crowd. Se- Evidence of Prophecy, shewing the want veral persons brought with them learned
of the same in the person of Mahomedmen,
in the hope of refuting the argu- 2. On Miracles; the first part consisting ments which they had heard advanced. of some criterion; the second, Scripture The whole issued in a 'most earnest re
Miracles brought to the test ; the third, quest for the Gospel; and numbers of
on the question of pretended Mahomedan copies were distributed, besides Tracts tó Miracles-3. The Evidence of Scripture the amount of several hundreds, It was Facts, and the want of such evidence in deeply to be regretted, that I had no
the Korân--4. The manner in which the Tract on the subject of the Mahomedan
two Religions were propagated-5. On Controversy to leave with them.
Internal Evidence, in which the different Jaunpore.
characters of the two Religions are to be After spending nearly a fortnight at Be- shewn—and, lastly, A candid Appeal to, nares and Chunar—at which latter place I Mahomedans on the signs of the times. preached on Sunday, on occasion of the Baptism of three Adults—- I passed no place
Buxur, of consequence till I reached Jaunpore, 4 Jan. 11, 1829: Sunday—Arrived here the ancient residence of royalty. This is last night at 10 o'clock.
The villages still a place of great repute; and more between Gorruckpore and this place are learning and intelligence are to be found generally small, and the people extremely among the Mussulmans than in any place ignorant. But few profess to have any which I have visited. There was existing thought beyond the present; and the few
any particular individual whom we might hav, and to-day a great many people
exceptions look to their respective Gooroos was rather that of an emissary of Satan, (Spiritual Guides) to manage for them the than of any good Being. As I confine myconcerns of another world. Several said self to facts acknowledged among the betterto me, “We are necessarily engaged in informed among them, I am heard geneour worldly concerns, but our Gooroos are rally without contradiction by such, and appointed of God to attend to spiritual with astonishment by others. Some who acthings for us. If we make our offerings to' knowledge the facts deny the inference. them according to our power, our next state To-day I had English Service at 10 o'clock. will be good; but otherwise it will be evil.” The Invalids were all present, and appearOn inquiring what they hoped for from their ed very attentive. Gooroos in an after-state, the general reply 17—24. One
men came after A better birth ; " by which they- Service, to ask to have a copy of the sermon. mean, a birth to a better or superior rank“ At 4 o'clock the Hindoostanee Women in society. This, as far as my own obser-s* assembled: they were addressed from vation extends, is the general state of Eph. iv. 1-6. Kurrum Messeeh tells me, feeling pervading all the lower classes that some of the women read in the Penamong the Hindoos. I endeavoured to, tateuch and Psalms; and one has begun the explain to them, in the first place, that the Prophecies' of Isaiah. "The whole read object of their hope was delusive; and, in the Nagree and Oordoo New Testathe second, that the foundation of that hope ment, and have committed the Assembly's was no less so—that Judgment succeeds Catechism to memory.
I have desired the present state of being that this Judg- them to meet me to-morrow, for examiment is personal—that it respects our con nation. duct towards God, and not that towards Kitchurry Mela commenced here
of My text was Rom. i.
select from among ourselves
returning from the whom they regarded as their Gooroos, Morning Service, the Hinduwee Schoolwere equally involved in guilt with them- master came to Kurrum Messeeh for books, selves, and, consequently, the subjects of, to take for distribution among the people. the coming Judgment equally with other. As I was unable to go myself in consemen, and would have to render an account quence of being lame, and could not very to God of the deeds done in the body, well spare Kurrum Messeeh, he went whether good or evil—that, of consequence, alone, and gave away 6 single Gospels, all dependence on any offeri made to and a few copies of the Hinduwee Poem. them would be of no avail--that there is. The poor man seems convinced of the but one Mediator between God and trath of our holy Religion ; but, like many
and that dependence on Him is more, contents himself with acknowledgthe only security from that wrath to which, ing it, without receiving Haptism. About our siņs expose us. In most cases, my 15 boys, Hindoos, attend the School, and hearers attended to the things that were learn to read the Gospels : (some of them said, and a conviction of their probable have committed the Hinduwee Poem to truth seemed visible on their countenances... memory. * Kurrum Messeeh appears to be Few among them, in general not one, particularly well adapted to the situation could read; and I was obliged to leave which he holds: he is much esteemed by his them to brood in ignorance over what they little flock, and seems very happy in
I his ther knowledge. This state of things is arrival, my people being still behind; and painful; and excites the feeling, What are have been struck with the remarkable we among so many? At some of the larger contrast which his family exhibits to Navillages I distributed several Tracts. tive families in general: every thing is
The above observations relate to the conducted orderly, peaceably, and with Hindoos. The Mussulmans are perishing the greatest good-will and cheerfulness under a delusion not much unlike, and imaginable. equally fatal. “God is One, and Mahomed Jan. 12, 1829–To-day had the women is his Prophet,” is the universally-boasted to read: 12 were present, who could read confession among them, without the most very well. I heard them read the 2d faint knowledge of the character of either Chapter of John's Gospel; and explained its the one or the other. My general method meaning, drawing from it particular points with them, is, to shew, that their One God is of instruction &c. After they had finished to them—as to his character an unknown the chapter, I questioned them on the Bein:g; and that their Prophet's character Catechism, which they all appeared to
have committed to memory. After this, ject of becoming a Christian, and left him. we sang a hymn, and I prayed, and dis- We found here also a good many people missed them. I was much gratified with able to read; and several received Tracts. the knowledge which some among these
Ghazeepore. few seemed to have: Kurrum Messeeh
Jan. 16 Arrived here at 7 o'clock speaks of them as pious : most of them ap- last evening. Spent after-part of yester, pear to be much tried by the bad conduct day and to-day in the Suray: numbers of their husbands. Went, after dismissing came, and continued to hear and argue the women, to the Mela, and distributed till quite late. A Missionary would find Tracts. Muhumdubad.
every day work here in conversation with
inquirers. Endeavoured to interest Mr. Jan. 14, 1829–Arrived here about 12 to raise a Fund for the support of o'clock. This is rather a large place. Before a School, which he has promised to do. I leaving, a man came, earnestly requesting hope this will be found a fruitful field for Baptism. He had read severalof the Tracts Missionary Labour. I cannot describe usually distributed, and, some time ago, re what my feelings are with respect to this ceived a single Gospel from Mr. Bowley, at people. May God pour out of His Spirit Jaunpore. I advised with him on the sub- abundantly on them! J
South India—By a communication re I am expecting one of the Clergymen from ceived from Tinnevelly, it appears that
New Zealand to take my duty, while I go to the Missionaries were in good health at
them they are urgent for me to visit them.
All was going on well, at the last accounts. the end of September, and steadily pro-,
West Indies -- Mr. Stearn writes from secuting their labours.
Papine, in the Island of Jamaica, on DeWest India-A Letter, addressed to the cember 19th, that he and Mrs. Stearn Secretaries by the Rev, T. Carr on the arrived at Port Royal' on the 1st of the 2d of September, states, that the Missio month, after a voyage of about six weeks. naries, the Rev. Messrs. Mitchell, Farrar, They were in the enjoyment of health, and Dixon, with Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs.',
Mr. Joshua Wood, the Society's CateFarrar, were residing at Bandora, and
chist at Coley, in the Parish of St. Thomasin good health. Messrs. Farrar and in-the-East, writes, on December 15th, that Dixon were pursuing the study of Mah the attendance on his Catechetical Inratta.
»?!! structions, both on the Sunday and weekAustralasia-The Rev. Samuel Mars- days, is good. den, in a Letter from Paramatta, New A Letter from Mr. J. Armstrong, dated South Wales, under date of the ed of Essequibo, December 31, states, that he July, mentions his intention of visiting was in good health, and prosecuting his the Mission in New Zealand: he writes labours.
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MEMOIR AND OBITUARY OF THE REV.T.T. THOMASON, M.A. FORMERLY FELLOW AND TUTOR OP QUEEN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ; AND ONE OF THE
CHAPLAINS TO THE HON. EAST-INDIA-COMPANY, ON THE BENGAL ESTABLISHMENT,
The following brief Memoir is taken from the Calcutta “ Christian Intelligencer of September; which is a new Monthly Publication, begun in July, and printed at the Church Mission Press.
During the last month have been It is to be hoped, that a Memoir of received the melancholy tidings of the the life of this sound scholar and sincere death of this valuable Servant of the saint will be furnished by some of his Church of Christ. He departed this conneetions, who have long known and life on the 22d day of June, at the Mauri. can best appreciate his worth : it could tius ; to which island he had resorted, not fail to be received with gratitude and with a view to the restoration of his joy by many who have enjoyed the behealth. It is but a just tribute to his nefit of his instructions, both private and memory, to say, that India has lost one public. In the mean time, this brief of its warmest friends and most active' and hasty sketch of his Life, his Mi, and laborious benefactors. He was in- nistry, and Death, is offered. deed a burning and a shining light; and many who have rejoiced in his light, will long remember him with sentiments Mr. Thomason was born at Devonport, and feelings the most grateful and af on the 7th of June in the year 1774. He fectionate. The memory of the just is was in early youth impressed with a sense blessed,
of the importance and necessity of a reliFew names will be recorded, in the gious life. His pious and feeling mother, Annals of India, which have conferred whose worth is well known in a most exgreater benefits upon it than that of our tensive circle of acquaintance, has fredeparted friend; and the Christian Phil- quently remarked, that his behaviour was anthropist, when surveying the widely, so lovely and engaging in this his innocent extended territories of this vast Con- age of childhood, as to give the strongest tinent, and reflecting over those who hopes that his character would be distinhave esteemed no labour too arduous, no guished hereafter for remarkable piety and services too severe nay, who have usefulness. The Venerable Archdeacon counted not their lives dear unto them. Corrie, in a Funeral Sermon preached on selves, so that they might plant the the occasion of Mr. Thomason's death, standard of the Cross, amid the countless mentioned a circumstance which greatly myriads of dark and fallen, but immortal, corroborates the truth of these remarks. spirits, which inhabit its surface-will at When he was but thirteen years of age, once associate, in his mind, with Kier- the devotion of his mind to religious purnander and Swartz, and Brown and suits began to appear, by his refusing to Buchanan, and Martyn and Heber, the accompany a friend to a place of fashiona, name of Thomason, as a no less true and ble amusement. His friend was so struck sincere friend to the Cause of the Re- with his conduct on that occasion, as to be deemer.
led to serious reflection and to the renun(RECORD, March, 1830.]