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t . casions, and many tears of thanksulness flowed from their eyes. During their absence iu summer, they have regularly held their evening and morning worship in their tents. Their joy on receiving the new Es. quimaux hymn-books, printed and sent out last year, was inexpressibly great, but we did not receive then till the 13th of March, from Naim. We wish our dear bietiren had been present at the distribution, to see the fervent gratitude with which they were received. They entreated us with tears to express their thankfulness to their fathers and brethren in the East, for this present, and for the trouble they had in putting it in print; and added, that they would not forget to pray to Jesus to bless them richly for it. We are frequently surprised and delighted to find how the Spirit of God explains to them more and more the spiritual meaning of the holy Scriptures, and oi all the words of Christ, contained in them and in the hymns. They often express their astouisliment, that they had so frequently heard and read this and the other Scripture, and yet never understood its real ineaning till now".” “Our Esquimaux congregation consists of 30 communicants, 12 candidates, 13 baptized, not yet communicants, 10 candidates, 33 baptized children. In all, of 109 persons. Thirty-six un-baptized, chiefly childreu, liveon our land. In all, 145 persons, inhabitants of Hopedale.” Nain, Aug. 14, 1910,–4. At the close of the year 1909, 91 persons lived on our land; of these, 62 b, long to our congregation, consisting of 13 couinunicants, 18 baptized, not yet communicants, 20 baptized childon, and 5 candidates so baptism." Main, Sept. 20, 1811 —" Our Esquimaux congregation consisted, at the close of the year 1910, of 67 persons, 5 inore than at the close of the last year. Of these, 20 are communicants. Besides these, 48 persons, including children, live ou our land. In all, 113 persuns; 21 more than at the close of last year. “With the necessaries of life, our Esquimaux have been inore abundantly supplied, than we ever remeinber. Their success in procuring provisious last autumn was tolerable, and they have besides caught many stals in nets; so that they have uot only had a suificiency for their own consumption, but
* This view of the state of the congregation at Hopedale is nearly the same with that which is given of the other two settleinents at Nain and Okkak, so that it will be unnecessary to repeat it.
were able to assist their brethren at Hopedale, whose supplies have been but scanty. We joined them in thanks to the Lord for this favour. “ In your kind letter you express the joy it would give you if the heathen, who live in our neighbourhood and frequently visit us, would hear and receive the Gospel. You will rejoice with us, when you learn that we have hopes that this will be the case, and that a beginning is already made. Our neighbours at Nokkasusuktok, who calue frequently during the winter to trade with us, were reminded, both by us and our Esquimaux, of the necessity of conversion; and Jesus was proclaimed to them as their only Saviour and Redeemer. He has blessed this testimony, so that their principal leader removed to Naiu in February last. This inan seeins to have been prepared by the Spirit of God for his conversion. He complained bitterly of the load of guilt he sell, on account of his sins, and expressed his servent wish that our Saviour would deliver him fion them. We assured him, that, if he was anxious to be freed from the power and guilt of sin, Jesus was ready and willing to cleanse him from all unrighteousness; that He had come for this purpose into the world, had suffered and shed His blood, and died for our transgressions. We have good hopes of this man, and his removal hither has not failed to create much sensation among his neighbours; another family has come to us, and one to Okkak. Besides these, two families from the north ure with us at present, but we are not certain whether they will remain here or renove to Okkak. Should they remain here, the number of our inhabitants would be increased by twenty-five souls, and consequently aunount to 140 in all. For so many our church, which has been crowded during the winter, would be too small; and God grant that it may be too, small for the souls who attend it with real hunger and thirst after salvation; how gladly should we propose the enlargement of it.” “The Harmony of the Four Evangelists, printed for us in the Esquimaux language by your Society, and the Gospel according to St. John, presented by the Bible Society, , were received with much joy by the Esquimaux." “We beg you to present our most grateful acknowledgments to the Bible Society. for their willingness to print more integral, portions of the Holy Scriptures for us. We intend to translate almost the whole of the New Testaurent, in order to have it printed, at once ; it will, therefore, be soule time, before we can avail ourselves of their kindmess.” Okkak, Oct. 9, 1811.—“With regard to the principal object of our dwelling in this country, we bless the Lord that he has graciously owned the preaching of the glad ti. dings of salvation, and accompanied it with power and the demonstration of His Spirit. Oftem was His presence so powerfully felt, that hearts and eyes overflowed. This was particularly the case, when, from time to time, individuals have becn joined to the church by holy baptism, and when we partook of the Holy Sacrament of our Lord's body and blood in sellowship with our dear Esquimaux communicants. On such occasions we have often thought how great the delight of our brethren beyond the ocean would be, could they behold this congregation gathered from among the heathen, rejoicing with heart and voice in God their Saviour. During last winter five adults have been baptized into the death of Jesus, and two became partakers of the Holy Communion for the first time. Ten have been admitted as candidates for baptism; and three, who had been baptized as children, have been solemnly received into the congregation. Seven infants have been baptized; three baptized children, and one baptized adult, have ended their race here below. “ The schools of the adults and children have also been particularly blessed by our Lord, and we hope that many of the scholars have not only advanced in learning, but also increased in grace. On the whole, we have reason to rejoice at the growth of our Esquimaux congregation in the knowledge of our Saviour, and their own hearts, in which they have made pleasing progress, which it is our duty to acknowledge to our Saviour's praise." Okkak, July 27, 1812.--"We can, thank God, meet your wishes, by informing you, that He has preserved us in health, and in the bonds of brotherly unanimity and love; strengthened us in our labours, and vouchsafed to us His divine presence, both when assembled as a family, and when net in his presence together with our dear Esquimaux.” “There are, indeed, exceptions, but we ean truly say, that among the very considerable number of Esquimaux who live with us, we know of few who are not seriously desirous to profit by what they hear, and to experience and enjoy themselves, that which they see their countrymen possess. Our communicants give us pleasure, for it is the wish of their very hearts to live unto the
Lord; and their conduct affords proofs of the sincerity of their professions; thus, for example, Esquimaux sisters, who have no boat of their own, venture across bays some miles in breadth, sitting behind their husbands on their narrow kajaks, in order to be present at the holy Sacrament, though at the peril of their lives. The baptized, and candidates for baptism, also testify to us, whenever they have an opportunity of speaking privately with us, that they seek satisfaction in nothing but in living to Jesus, and that their favourite occupation in leisure hours, consists in singing verses and reading in the books which you have sent them. Their Christian deportment has this natural consequence, that the Esquimaux, who live with them, but have not yet joined us, are excited to wish to become equally happy and contented. Our young people are a constant subject of our most earnest supplication unto the Lord, that He would reveal Himself to their hearts, as their Saviour; nor have we been without proofs, that his grace has reached the hearts of several of them.
“ The schools, which have been kept without interruption during the winter, have been well attended by diligent scholars, who make considerable progress in reading and in writing. All these blessings, which we can only briefly touch upon, afford, both to us and you, abundant cause of the sincerest thanksulness to the Lord for past favours. We most willingly devote ourselves, with soul and body, to His service; and if we may be permitted to bring one stone (however small in comparison with His great work upon earth), to the building of his Jerusalein below, how great will be our joy.”
“The number of Esquimaux, who live with us, amounts to 233, of whom 116 belong to the congregation: 6 adults and 7 children have been baptized, 3 admitted to the holy Communion, 1 became candidate for the same, 1 was received into the congregation, 12 admitted as candidates for baptism, and 3 re-admitted."
Nain, Aug. 8, 1812–" With respect to the adults, we have again abundant cause for thankfulness, in reporting what the Lord has done for thcin in the year past. The greater part are advancing to a more perfect knowledge of themselves, and the power of His grace, and afford thereby a proof to others of the necessity of conversion. The schools have been attended during the past winter, not without blessing, to which the books printed in the Esquimaux language, and sent to us by you, have contributed much.”
“We cannot precisely state the number of Esquimaux who dwell on our land, as some of them purpose removing to Okkak, and one family from the heathen has come to us. The whole number may be about 150. As the highly respected British and Foreign Bible Society has again intimated their willingness to print part of the Holy Scriptures in the Esquimaux language, we accept their offer with much gratitude, and shall send, by the return of the ship, the Gospels according to St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke, which our late brother, Burghardt, was still able to revise, requesting you, at the same tinue, to salute the Society most curdially on our behalf, and to assure them of our great esteem and veneration." Hopedale, Aug. 22,1812.—" With thanks to Hin, we are able to say, that the walk of most of our Esquimaux has been such as to give us heartfelt joy. Our Saviour has led them, as the good Shepherd, in the way of life everlasting, and, by his Spirit, taught them to know, that, without Hin, shey can do nothing good. They set a value upon the word of God, and desire, in all respects, to live more in conformity to it. The love of our Saviour towards thern excites their wonder; and they sometimes couplain with tears, that they do not love Him, and give joy unto Him as they ought, for His great mercy vouchsafed unto them. The word of His cross, sufferings, and death, nuelts their hearts, and causes then truly to repent of and abhor sin, which nailed Him to the cross, and to muourn and cry for pardon. Instances of this blessed effect of the doctrine of a crucified Saviour, we have seen in our public meetings, in our private converse with them, and in the schools. The latter have been kept with gll possible punctuality and diligence." “At the conclusiou of the year our congregation consists of 88 Esquimaux brethren and sisters, of whom 31 are communicants. One hundred and twenty-two persons lived on our land. We have no addition from among the heathen, none having resided in our neighbourhod.” We have been more copious in our extracts from the account given of the state of the missions among the Esquimaux, from a desire to exemplify, in a case which might be deemed almost hopeless, the esfect of genuine Christianity in civilizing the barbarous and elevating the base and abject. Nor is this effect visible in their advancement in moral and religious knowledge alone, but also in the common arts of life, and in the prudence and foresight which lend them to guard
against the occurrence of those famines to which their ungenial climate peculiarly ex. poses them. In general, not only are their own wants well supplied, but they are able from their abundauce to supply the wants of their savage and less provident brethren. How exactly has the picture drawn by Cowper, of the Greenlander, been realised in this instance. “The wretch who once sang wildly, danc'd. and laugh’d"— “Haswept a silent flood; revers'd his ways; Is sober, meek, benevolent, and prays; Feeds sparingly; communicates his store; Abhors the craft he boasted of before; And he that stole, has learn'd to steal no in ofc. Well spake the prophet, Let the desert sing; Where sprang the thorn, the spiry fir shall spring ; And where unsightly and rank thistles grew, Shall grow the myrtle and luxuriant yew.” (To be continued.)
NORTH-FA St MiD D LE2 ex Auxilia RY intB Le socikt Y. A respectable meeting was held at the Angel Inn, Edmonton, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, William Mellish, Esq. M. P. in the Chair, when an Auxiliary Bible Society was formed for North-East Middlesex, comprising the three parishes of Tottenham, Edmonton and Enfield. The attendance of the Secretaries of the Parent Institution had been requested, and the Rev. Mr. Hughes was present, who addressed the meeting with his usual eloquence, Dr. Schwabe, minister of the German Chapel, Goodman's Fields, attended in the place of Mr.Steinkopff, the Foreign Secretary, who is at present abroad, and spoke with much interest and effect. The Rev. Mr. Owen was unavoidably absent. The Rev. Dawson Warren, A. M. vicar of Edmonton, introduced a series of resolutions, containing the general plan of the Society, with an able speech. The following clergymen, dissenting ministers, and other gentlemen, also in succession delivered their sentiments. The Chairman; James Clarke, Esq.; H. P. Sperling, Esq.; Rev. Willian Thomas, and Rev. William Brown, of Enfield; Dr. Wilkinson ; Rev. S. Bennett, A.M. Vicar of Great Wakering, and Curate of Enfield; Rev. W. Williams. of Edmonton; Rev. R. P. Beachcroft, rector of Blunham; Rev. J. Knight of Ponder's End, and J. G. Tatem, Esq.--William Mellish, Esq. M. P. was chosen President. The Vice Presidents are, N. Connop, Esq.; J. Dickenson, Esq.; T. Dickenson, Esq.; A. George, Esq.; Willian Gray, Esq.; W. Hobson, Esq.; J. Meyer, Esq.; R. Ray, Esq.; W. C. Shaw, Esq.; H. P. Sperling, Esq.; W. Tash, Esq.; J. V. Taylor, Esq.; J. Walker, F-q.; and A. Wilkinson, Esq. M. D. The Treasurer is H. P. Sperling Esq. The Secretaries, the Rev. D. Warren, the Rev. William Brown, and Mir. Robert Forster. The utmost harnony prevailed, and subscriptions were immediately entered into. The amount of subscriptions and donations already received exceed six trundred pounds.
crx Q of posits A U x 11.1.A f Y BIBLE soc - e. tr. On the 1st September, a very numerous and respectable meeting was held at Dover, for the purpose of forming an Auxiliary Bible Society to the Cinque Ports. The Earl of Liverpool had signified his inteution of attending the meeting and taking the chair, but he was prevented by the pressure of his official engagements. The Mayor of Dover, E. Thompson, Esq. presided in his Lordship's absence. Lord Liverpool was elected the president of the Society, a nomination in which his Lordship had previously acquiesced. We have not been favoured with the list of vice-presidents. The speakers on the occ.sion were the Mayor of Dover, the Rev. J. Owen, the Rev. Dr. Brunninark, the Rev. Mr. Hughes, the Rev. Gerrard Noel, the Rev. G. Townsend, the Rev. Mr. Sandys, and W. Wilberforce, Esq., M. P.
A numerous and respectable meeting was held at the Booth-hall of Gloucester, on the 17th of September last, Sir G.O. Paul, Bart. in the chair, at which it was resolved to form an Auxiliary Bible Society for the City and County of Gloucester. The chairman, in his opening speech, took occasion to read a letter from the Duke of Beaufort, expressing his regret at his inability to attend the meeting, and wishing it the greatest success. The cause of the Bibie Society was ably and successfully pleaded by the Rev. Joseph Hughes; Dr. Bradshaw, W. Montague, Esq.; the Rev. R. Raikes; Joseph Wathen, Esq.; O. P. Wathen, Esq.; the Rev. Mr. Mansfield; W. Fry, Esq.; the Rev. Mr. Hensman; B. Wells, Esq.; the Rev. Mr. Estcourt; N. Wathen, Esq.; the Rev. C. Hoare; Rev. Mr. Brown ; C. O. Cambridge, Esq.; the Rev. W. Bishop; the Rev. Mr. Barker; the Rev. Dr. Winter; the Rev. Mr. Burgh; the Rev. J. Williams; the Rev. Mr. Biddulph, the Rev. Mr. Cowan; Mr. W. F. Lloyd; the
We mentioned on a former occasion, thot the labours of Mr. Wray, a Missionary, who had established limself in Demarata, had been interrupted by a proclamation from Governor Bentinck, prohibiting all meetings for religious worship except at times when it was impossible the slaves should attend. Air. Wray intmediately resolved on coming to England to say his case before his Miajesty's government. Lord Liverpool gave orders out the renoval of most of the restrictions which had been imposed; aud, in pursuance of these orders, a proclamation was issued by Genes. Carmichael, the Acting Governor, on the 7th of April last, to the following effect. “ Whereas l have received instructions from his Royal Highness the Prince Regent to recal the Proclamation issued on the 25th of May, 1811, and to give every aii to Missionaries iu the instruction of religion, the Proclamation of the above date is her by recalled ; and the following Regulations wi. take place from this date :“ First,--It is to be understood, that me limitation or restraint can be enforced upo. the right of instruction, on particular estates. provided the nucetings for this purpose take place upon the estate, and with the cousent and approbation of the pruprietor and overseer of such estate. “ Secondly,–As it has been represented, that on Sundays inconvenience might arise from confining the hours of meeting in chapels, or places of general resort, between sunrise and sun-set, the hours of assembling on
Lorn WE 1.1.1Not on has been compelled to raise the seize of Burgos, and to retire to Salamanca, on the road to which he has been joined by the army under General Hill. These movements have again placed Madrid in the hands of the French. The causes which more immediately led to this change of circumstances were the gallant resistance made by the garrison of Burgos, and the arrival of large reinforcements from France, enabling the army, formerly Marmont's, now Souham's, to resume offensive operations, and to press on Lord Wellington in the north ; while the combined forces of Soult and Suchet threatened General Hill from the south. But probably the circumstance which inore than any other contributed to produce the necessity of thus retrograding, was the extraordinary determination of Ballasteros not to act under the orders of Lord Wellington. The Spanish Cortes had wisely appointed his Lordship Generalissimo of all the armies of Spain. He issued his orders to Ballasteros, in the confidence of their being obeyed. Ballasteros, instead of marching as required, remained in his position, and published an inflammatory protest against the power conferred on Lord Wellington, which he represented as inost degrading to the Spanish nation. Ballasteros has been removed from his command, and succeeded by a man who seems better to understand his duty and the interests of his country; but it is impossible to say that his refractory conduct may not already have wrought irreparable injury to the Spanish cause. His coroial co-operation with Lord Wellington at that particular crisis, might have obviated the necessity of the retreat to which he has been compelled, and might have preserved the Spanish capital from: being again soiled with the presence of a French force. However this may be, it must unquestionably haye had a most maon effect on the course of operations, to
find a whole army, on whose mid reliance had been placed, retuced, by the obstinacy of its commander, to a state of as absolute inefficiency, as if it had surrendered to the chemy. These are the circumstances, which, joined to the Inquisition and the Mass, make us occasionally despair of the Spanish cause. During Lord Wellington's retreat from Burgos to Rueda, the advanced guard of the French army came frequently into contact with the rear of his, and some spirited encounters took place, in which our troops are stated to have repulsed the enemy. Had Lord Wellington been possessed of a larger force at an earlier period of the campaign, there is great reason to believe that it might have terminated as splendidly as it commenced. Whether the resources of this country could have supplied that additional force in time, we will not presume to say; but if the war in the Peninsula is to be maintained at all, it would be wisdom, as well as true economy, to furnish at once a force fully equal to offensive operations on the great scale on which they must be conducted in order to yield a finally favourable result.
The tide of war seems to have turned against Bonaparte in the North. Finding it impossible to maintain himself in Moscow during the winter, he seems to have resolved on effecting his retreat to Poland. It is supposed, however, and not without reason, that he may have delayed this determination to too late a period of the year, and that it may no longer be practicable. The French Bu'etins furnish proofs of his embarrassment and distress scarcely less strong than the adcounts of the Russians. The 2.3d is dated from Moscow on the 9th of Uctobtr, and contains no intimation of any intention to quit that city. The 24th is dated iron the same place on the 14th of October, and is witten in a somewhat different style. It is