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121. 78. 24d. was collected. A Meeting Ladies' Committee at Tunbridge Wells ; was likewise held in the Evening of the and, immediately after, the Gentlemen's 22d, at Coolbanagher; Rev. Mr. Powell Committee. Having laid before them in the Chair - Feb. 23: Meeting at the present aspect of the Society's MisMount Meelick in the Morning ; Major- sions, and the state of our Funds, arGeneral Hayes, late of Madras, in the rangements were made for Quarterly Chair ; Col. 31. 58.; and a Meeting in the Meetings, and a fresh canvass of the Evening at Lea, for the formation of an town. Association; Rev. Mr. Powell, Chairman: On the following day, I met the General Col. 78. 6.—Feb. 24: Sermon by Mr. Ha Committee at Tunbridge; at which a Rezlewood at Monastereven: Col. 31. 6s. 4d, solution was passed, to solicit the Ladies -Feb. 25: Meeting at Geashil for the of that place to form an Association. formation of an Association; the Rev. Accordingly, on the 9th of March, I met Mr. Evans in the Chair.

several Ladies at the house of the SeCambridge-Feb. 21: Sermons at St. cretary, at Tunbridge; and, after giving Michael's, in the Morning, by the Senior them an account of the measure of sucSecretary; and in the Evening by the cess which it had pleased God to grant Rev. Professor Scholefield: and one at to our Stations abroad, a Ladies' AssoSt. Bene't's, in the Evening, by the Senior ciation was formed. Lady Hardinge, Secretary: Total Coll. 461, 10s. 5d. the Wife of the Rev. Sir C. Hardinge,

Clapham — March 15: Anniversary most readily accepted the office of TreaMeeting of the Association, at the Pa surer, and a District to collect in; and rochial School; Rev. Dr. Dealtry, Rec Mrs. Carnell, that of Secretary. The tor, and Chancellor of the Diocese, in the town was soon portioned out, and each Chair: Col. 91. Os. 63d.—March 21, Sun- District taken up by the Ladies. It is day: Sermons at the Parish Church ; in pleasing to observe, that both at Tunthe Morning, by the Right Rev. the Lord bridge and the Wells our friends have Bp. of Winchester; Col. 781. 7s. 5d. : and been very zealous, and the Contributions * in the Evening, by the Rev. Francis liberal: yet may we hope, by God's Goode, A. M., Chaplain of the Hon. E. I. blessing, that a steady increase to the Company; Col. 241.

Funds will be the consequence of these Gloucestershire -- March 18: Annual measures ; and—what I know is of more Meeting of the Tewkesbury Association; importance, in the estimation of the Rev. F. Close in the Chair. Also a Meet friends of the Society—that there will be ing in the Evening; Rev. J. Kempthorne, an increase of Prayer: for Quarterly Chairman: Coll. 311. 178. 6d.—March 19: Meetings are to form a part of the new Meeting at Colford ; P.J.Ducarel, Esq. in proceedings. the Chair; Col. 111. -— Mar. 21, Sunday: Not the least-interesting interview was Three Sermons at Gloucester, by the one I had with a Poor Labourer residing Rev. F. Leicester; but no Collection. in the parish of S ; who, some time Sermon at Stroud, by Rev. John Hartley: since, feeling for the wants of the HeaCol. 191. — March 28: Meeting of the then, undertook to try what he could do Stroud Association; David Pennant, Esq. amongst his friends and neighbours. By Chairman: Col. 71. 2s.

his exertions he succeeded in raising gi. Monmouth - March 19: Meeting at a-year ; the collecting of which becoming Monmouth; Rev. H. Barnes in the Chair: burthensome, he has divided his ConCol. 41. 11s. 9d.

tributors with a fellow-labourer. When

I asked him how the Poor kept up their Proceedings of Mr. G. C. Greenway, the

Penny Subscriptions during this last seLay-Agent of the Society.

vere winter, he replied,

that many of Mr. Greenway thus details his late quested that their names might not be

them could not pay; but they had reproceedings in Kent and Sussex :

erased from the list, as summer was apLike most other journeys of this kind, proaching, when they hoped to get more there has been a mixture of success and work, and pay up their arrears:"-a dedisappointment in the prosecution of our lightful proof that the poor feel it a priviobject. In some places, the Lord has lege to be engaged in such a work. been pleased to open a door of access : On the 26th of February I met a few in others, to keep it closed.

friends at Seven-oaks, and added to the On the 24th of February, I met the number of our Collectors there.

It is impossible to close this part of my gymen and others resident in those narrative, without mentioning how much places. In some cases, Collecting Books I feel indebted to the friendly assistance and Papers were taken. and hospitality of the Secretary to the On Wednesday, the 17th of March, County Association, who resides in the I attended a Meeting, held by Public neighbourhood.

Advertisement, at Cranbrook ;-the Hon. Leaving Tunbridge, I successively Capt. King, R.N., took the Chair ;visited Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Goud when the Cranbrook Association was hurst, Lamberhurst, Staplehurst, Ben- formed; the Chairman accepting the ofnenden, Rolvenden, Tenterden, Rye, fices of President and Treasurer, and and Hastings; and brought the claims Mr. Couchman that of Secretary. of the Society privately before the Cler

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Mediterranean-Advices have been re - That this Meeting, being duly sensiceived from Caïro to the 16th of November. ble of the blessings conveyed by a ChrisGirgis, the Abyssinian, had returned to tian Education, rejoices in the present Caïro, with his Son, a boy of ten years prospect of conferring on the Native Feof age. (Respecting Girgis, see the Mis. males of this Country so rich a benefit; sionary Register for 1827, pp. 587-590, and resolves to prosecute this benevolent and 1828, pp. 245-247; and the Monthly object to the full extent of the means Paper for June 1829, p. 140.) From the which may be afforded them by a genereport of Girgis, it appeared that Abys rous Public. sinia was in considerable confusion, espe -That the Church Missionary Society cially the Province of Tigrè. A Deputa- having already Ten Schools for the Edution, consisting of thirty persons, had ar cation of Native Females, three of which rived in Caïro from Abyssinia, to obtain were formerly established and conducted a Patriarch from the See of Alexandria. by Mrs. Ridsdale, and seven of which One of the Deputation had gratefully re have been recently established by Mrs. ceived a copy of the Psalms from the Rev. Kindlinger of that Society, being willing W. Kruse. Mr. Krusé had begun to to transfer them to the management of a preach in Arabic.

Committee of Ladies; it is proposed, By a Letter from Dr. Korck, dated and agreed to unanimously, that the folSyra, the 20th of January, it appeared lowing Ladies shall form themselves into that the Rev. F. Hildner had joined him a Committee to receive charge of the at that place, agreeably to directions same, and that it shall be denominated, transmitted to Mr. Hildner by the Com "The Madras Ladies' Committee for mittee.

Native-Female Education":North India — Intelligence has been Mrs. Anderson, Lady Home, received from Archdeacon Corrie, under Mrs. Bainbridge, Mrs. Laurie, date of the 4th of Nov., that the Rev. Mrs. Browne, Mrs. Scot, John Latham was about to return home, Mrs. Cadell, Mrs. Stephens, on account of ill health.

Mrs. Clementson, Mrs. Webster, Mr. Corrie states—“I have the plea Miss Hall, Mrs. Wardrop. sure of saying, that where our friends -That should this Committee, from are enabled to labour, the work continues any cause, ever discontinue its labours, to prosper. Six Adults have been added the Schools that are now, or that may be to the Church at Chunar, and three at hereafter established by this Committee, Gorruckpore, since the September Month- together with all the property thereto bely Meeting.”

longing, shall revert to the Church MisSouth India - At a Meeting of the sionary Society, with which this CommitFriends of Female Education, held in tee considers itself to be connected. the Church Missionary Society's Church, -That there shall be an Annual PubMadras, May 16, 1829, a Committee was lic Examinafion of all the Schools under formed for the promotion of this important the direction of the Committee. object in the Madras Presidency. The -That Lieut.-Col. G. Cadell be refollowing Resolutions, among others, were quested to take the office of Treasurer to adopted, with a view to further this de the Committee, and W. Bannister, Esq. sign:

that of Secretary.

The Rev. Charles Blackman and Mrs. nuary“ Record,” p. 22, reached Madeira Blackman, whose embarkation for Ma in nine days from Margate Roads, after dras, on board the Duke of Roxburgh,

a fine passage. Captain Brown, was noticed in the Ja

Contribution List. ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON. Northumberland :

L. &. d. Kennington:

L. 8. d.
Newcastle upon Tyne...

65 2 5 Oxford and Vicinity

130 By J. Nesham, Esq. ; being part of an in.

0 0 tended Bequest

50 00

North-West London

3 6 0

160 00 St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row ........... 80 0 10

Martock...................... 13 12 0

4 4 0


Staffordshire : Collection at Ashbury Church, by Rev.W.


4 11 0

Ben. Miss F.Wakefield, at the request of
her late Sister.

30 Buckinghamshire:

0 0 Iver...

16 7 6

Suffolk : Cambridgeshire.

Stonham Parva ..

40 7 10 ......... 150 00 Cornwall:

Surrey: Western District

Clapham, including sl. 16s. 6d. from Penzance.

45 16 6 6 18 3

Ladies' Association ...... Eastern District


8 7 6 Fowey........................

6 3 0


5 7 Holsworthy..

59 11 5 1 13 0 Launceston and St. Stephen... 8 7 7

Wales :
...... 16 0 0
Denbighshire and Flintshire

......... 85 0 0 Lostwithiel....

15 4 0


1 0 6

61 18 0 Tallard and Lansallos......... 7 10 0

Westmoreland :
62 16 4
Kirkby Lonsdale...

9 90 Cumberland :

Wiltshire :

33 15 2
Garsdon ..

9 1 1 Cockermouth.

10 00
Winkfield and Road....

17 14 7
Penrith ..
47 0 0

26 15 8 90 15 2 Devonshire:

BENEFACTIONS. Bideford and Woolfardisworthy ........... 18 3 4

A Little Boy who has abstained from Sugar Dorsetshire:

for twelve months

1 1 0 Blandford..

26 5 8

Bevan, Rev. F., Carleton Rode, Norfolk; for
Charmouth and Lyme.....

5 1 5
Tinnevelly Station .....

.300 0 0 Melcombe Horsey

9 100

C. C. (Post-mark “Newcastle under Lyne") 50 00 Swanage..

7 08

Foyster, Rev. J. G., Upper Charlotte Street, 10 0 0 47 17 9

Lockton, Rev. T. Church-Brampton, NorthDurham :

amptonshire ; for Tinnevelly Station.... 5 0 0 Sunderland, Bishop Wearmouth, and

Mitchell, S. Esq.,Cornwall Terrace, Regent's

40 00
Park ...

10 10 0 Essex :

Penson, Col., Bath....

5 0 0 Walthamstow:

T. A., No. 15108, Nov. 23, 1829

20 00 Ben. Bright, Mrs.

5 0 0

Wilson, S. Esq., by A. H. Shepherd......... 10 10 I. H....

......... 25 0 0
Trueman, J. esq.
50 00

80 0 0
Bell, Miss L., Wandsworth

6 92 Hampshire.....

156 0 0
Cooke, Miss, Uffington...

1 6 0 Guernsey

55 18 6
Heather, Mrs, Bishop's Waltham

4.00 211 18 6

Malpas, Mrs. and Miss E., Knightsbridge. 2 12 0 Hereford.. 50 0 0 M.Laughlan, Mr. D., Blackfriars.


3 Hibernian Auxiliary.

50 00
Stent, Mrs. Dorking......

2 15 8 Kent:

Willement (Miss)'s, School, Brompton...... 1 0 0 Blackheath

10 00

Williams, Mrs. Robert, Grosvenor-square.. 40 0 0 Lancashire : Heapy..

5 0 0


200 0 0
Hereford .............

11 205 0 0 Lincolnshire:


45 00 Lancashire : Monmouth and Vicinity..

22 10 7
Liverpool-few friends to Missions ....

..... 13 00 The Committee thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Paper Parcel from A. B. ERRATUM.--The 501. 188. acknowledged in the January "Record " as from Salisbury and South Wilts, was

contributed by the “ Warminster Ladies."


THE Committee of the Church Missionary Society beg to suggest to the Committees and Officers of Associations that the most convenient and economical mode of making their remittances is through the medium of a Banker in the Country to the Society's Bankers, through the Banking-house in town with which the Country Banker corresponds, advising the Secretaries of the payment. It is further requested, that all Remittances may be made payable to the order of the LAY SECRETARY.

No. 4.]

APRIL, 1830.

[Vol. I.



WHO DIED APRIL 6, 1829. The following Narrative was furnished by the Church Missionaries at Nellore, in the northern part of Ceylon. This Young Convert was one of the first-fruits of their labours.

Samuel was born in a village in the quent practice of incantations to appease district of Jaffna, about the year 1794. the anger of evil deities, he often made The early part of his life appears not to vows at a Temple of Pulliar (Ganesa)/ be remarkable. His natural disposition which he attended, performing poojahwas quick and impetuous; and this, pro a ceremony including the gift of rice and bably, from his youth exposed him more fruits to many Brahmins and Pandarams. to temptation, and afforded more fre On one occasion, when one of his children quent occasion for the exhibition of the was ill, he performed a Mothakam, the evils inherent in human-nature. His ceremony of presenting to the Temple intellectual powers were good; his in the gift of a cake made of silver : on telligence and understanding being of another, he assisted in building a flight of a superior order to the generality of those steps leading down to a Tank near the in similar circumstances of life. His Temple which he frequented, by giving caste was of the lower kind; but his fa- money and bringing stones from a distance, ther was Headman or Petty Chief of and in other ways personally aiding. part of the Tribe, with some skill as a To the same Temple he also gave a cow; Native Doctor. Samuel, though a Horse- and, at the request of the Temple Atkeeper, from his general knowledge of that tendants, who pleaded poverty, he himanimal, his acquaintance with its diseases, self kept it, giving them its daily milk. and his skill in its treatment, &c., may This continued till his profession of Chrisbe ranked among the first of that class. tianity, which immediately put a stop to He could read with tolerable ease, and their unlawful gains; and he received the usually wrote a part of the Sermon which milk of his cow for his family with thankshe heard preached.

giving to God. From his youth to the time of his being As a mark of his anxiety to secure the employed at Nellore, he discovered large- favour of some deity, he at another sealy the enmities of the natural heart to di in order to obtain health for his vine things, and a pre-eminence in idola- children, had recourse to a large Cathotrous pursuits. He had lived ten years lic Church at Kealy, about 20 miles from with the Collector of Jaffna, and, during Jaffna, which is greatly celebrated for that time, had received some instruction its alleged miraculous gift of health to from the Rev. C. David: but his mind its votaries. To the Priest of this Church seems to have been exasperated rather he presented a small silver sword and than softened by these means, and he shield, as an offering to St. James, the continued the leader, among his relations Tutelar Saint, of whom there is an image and neighbours, of Devil Worship, riotous placed on the Church, sitting on horsesinful amusements, and in the per- back, armed with those instruments. formance of idolatrous ceremonies and From these and similar actions, Samuel, sacrifices.

like many thousands of his poor deluded During this unprofitable and sinful pe- countrymen, thought himself rich, and riod of his life, besides his customary increased in goods, and having need of gifts to the Pandarams of the Temple, nothing. But how great the contrast, when calling at his house, and the fre- when the Lord was pleased to open the (RECORD, April, 1830.]



eyes of his understanding, and impart to On the 12th of March 1826 he was him, as it were, an additional sense ; and baptized; and immediately afterwards when he felt himself to be a debtor of a dedicated himself to the Lord, at His ho thousand talents, with nothing to pay. ly Table. From that time his advance

On his first coming to Nellore, we had in the divine life, like the sun, became considerable difficulty with him, on ac clearer and stronger : he might be read count of his heathen views, his attach- and known of all men as an Epistle of ment to caste, and his aversion to the the Saviour. He searched the Scriptures doctrines of the Gospel. When earnest- daily, with diligence, prayer, and earnest ly addressed on the state of his soul, he concern to be taught of God and guided discovered great unwillingness to hear; into all truth. When holding religious and when we persevered, however affec- conversation with him, I have frequently tionately, he became angry. After he been much surprised at his attainments had become a subject of Divine Grace, in Scriptural Knowledge in so short a he sensibly felt and acknowledged his time; and the general correctness of his guilt in this respect; and begged for- views, in doctrinal experience, and pracgiveness of some of the Teachers, to whom tice, led me to exclaim, “Whence had this he had at times unkindly or hastily re man all this knowledge ?” During the plied. He was certainly, at that period, three years of his Christian Pilgrimage, an exceedingly unpromising character, a considerable portion of his time was and might have been considered as the daily passed in reading, meditation, and most unlikely the Station to be brought prayer. He felt the promises of the into the Kingdom of God. But with the Gospel were made to character, and he Lord all things are possible ; and, not un was diligent in business : I trusted to frequently, to the thoughts and views of him more than to any other servant, and men, order is reversed the last becomes never had occasion to regret it. He was first, and the first last. Thus, indeed, to fervent in spirit also, serving the Lord. poor Samuel did He wonderfully mani. When his work was performed, he was fest His long-suffering and grace, as an to be seen with the Sacred Scriptures or example for the encouragement of many a Tract in his hand, reading to others or others.

by himself. After hearing for some time the bless At the appointed Means of Grace, ed truths of Christianity, and becoming he was always to be found in his place, increasingly dissatisfied with Heathenism, in a solemn and devout frame waiting it was not without much inquiry and ex the commencement of the Service; and amination and many conflicts and strug. when attending me to the Fort Church gles that he cast aside its lying vanities on the Sunday or other occasions, he and embraced the blessed hope of the constantly had his Testament or some Gospel. As a mark also of his sincerity, Tracts with him, that he might lose no on his becoming a Christian, he had fre- opportunity of reading and conversing quent conversations with the Gooroo or with those whom he might meet. So Chief at the Temple which he previously much was it on his mind, and in his heart, attended, shewing him the folly and sin to persuade his fellow-sinners to be reof Heathen Customs, and exhorting him conciled to God, that since his death it to leave them for the great salvation of has been observed of him, he was more God.

like a Catechist than an ordinary serFrom his previous habits, as thus de- vant. It was truly his meat and drink scribed, and the natural energy of his to do the will of God; and highly graticharacter, as his mind gradually opened fying and encouraging has it been to my to the truths of Christianity and he took mind, when, entering the pulpit, a slight upon him its profession, the transforma- glance towards the south door has distion of his character and conduct appear- covered him beneath some tree at a died the more manifest and wondrous. It stance, with a little group around him, ferwas to all who observed him—and to vently addressing his countrymen on the none more so than to his immediate friends same blessed theme on which I was about and neighbours-an evident change from to plead with mine. At the School Fadarkness to light, and from the power of mily Prayers he was a regular attendant, Satan unto God. He entered on a new though in the morning they commenced state of existence : he lived in a new soon after 6 o'clock; and, we have since world : old things had passed away : be- learnt, that he habitually rose with hold! all things had become new.

his family, and, by lamplight, read the

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