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He gives me the most flattering ac. Goree, of the vessel in which Mr.
count of Duaterra's kindness and Butscher and various other Misattention to him. He would have sionaries had embarked. Two of oaded his ship with fine potatoes, if these Missionaries, and the wife of he could have taken them. Dua, one of them, died soon after their terra supplied him abundantly with arrival on the African coast. Tbe fire-wood, spars, and potatoes :-all Governors of Sierra Leone, Senegal, he wanted was brought to his ship. and Goree, bad upited in rendering A great chief, named Terra, and all the aid in their power to the uncle to Duaterra, wants the Euro- Society's Missionaries and their obpeans very 'much to go and live with jects. Mr. Butscher at present fills him. A young man, a native of the situation of chaplain to the coloAmerica, with whom I conversed ny of Sierra Leone. yesterday, has been living for a The Rev. W. Jowett, of St. John's, year' or more, with the natives of Cambridge, has engaged to act as New Zealand: he left the island the Society's literary representative with Captain Parker. He tells me, in Malta and the Levant; and that there is no danger from the other young clergymen, it is hoped, natives ; that they shewed the great will follow his example, and visit, on est attention to him ; and that he a similar mission, Palestine,' Asia himself would be very glad to go and Minor, &c. The object of such an live at New Zealand, if any Euro- appointment is, to obtain informa peans would go with him. I am tion of the state of religion ; to asfully resolved to open a communica- certain the best means of forming tion, some way or other, with these Christian missions, circulating religinatives. I have had much conver- ous tracts, and translating the Scrip sation with the Governor about it; tures, and to assist in carrying these
and his Excellency, I am fully con objects into effect; and to prosecute fident, will promote this desirable inquiries after valuable MSS. of
object. The connection which I Scripture. The person appointed will, * have formed with the natives, from in short, interest himself in whatseveral living in my house at diffe- ever may be serviceable to religion, Ten times
, will open a way for a and will avail himself of every profuriher intercourse with them in per opportunity of grataitously estime: and I hope to see the arts of ercising his ministerial functions. civilization and the Gospel of Jesus The Committee have opened a
introduced into this great island ; separate SCHOOL FUND, for the esta and the natives advancing to peace blishment and support of schools and comfort. These numerous poor among the heathen, and in the foheathens must not be forgotten in reign possessions of Great Britain, these wonderful days, when God 'to which many persons may be dishath stirred up the hearts of thou- posed to contribute, who would not sands to prepare his way among the so readily enter into the support of
diferent nations of the earth, where missions. '1.no his name has not been known.” . In consequence of the capture of
In' APRICA, a new settlement has a number of smuggling slave ships, been formed on the Bollom shore, 'on the coast of Africa, moltitudes of opposite to Sierra Leone. The Africans, from various parts of that Missionaries have been instructed continent, have been'set at liberty. to prosecuté sedulously the work of The Society will take as many of constructing grammars and elemen-"the childred thus liberated as they tary books, and translating the Scrip- can under their protection. Five
tures into Susoo, Builom, &c. The pounds a year will enable the So: progress of the Society's settlements ciety to support and educate an
had been somewhat retarded by the African boy or girl. Any benexoshipwreck, in the neighbourhood of lent persons who may assign, this
sum to that object, may give what degrading nature of the African suDame they please to the children, perstitions. 'An unknown friend in Wales has " How great the ignorance and 'already assigned 40l. a year to the superstitions of the Bullons are, purpose of educating four boys and struck me very much wben I saw a Tour girls.
crowd of people assembled offering Viscount Lifford, Dean of Armagh, sacrifices io a cannon ball and three has become a vice-patron; and Ma- decanter stoppers, recommending Jor-General Neville, a vice-presi- themselves and their children to the dent of the Society. A convenient favour of that evil spirit of whoin the house has been taken for the conduçı ball and stoppers were the represenof the Society's business, at No. 14, tatives! Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, Lon- They say, like the Roman Cadon, where constant attendance is tholics of their pictures, that when given, where all communications they address the ball and glass stopand contributions may he address- pers, they speak not to them, but to ed, and where the Society's semi- the devil that lives in the bush nary will be eventually esta- (woods). blished.
"They sometimes pray to God, as * The Committee have presented they say ; but even that is done the sum of 2001. to the Missions of with superstition. I saw an old the United Brethren ; 501. to Mr. man at prayers, solemnly kneeling Janicke, for the use of the Mission. down before bis house, with a brass ary Seminary at Berlin; and 2001. pan before him, wherein he had towards defraying the expenses in- laid some pieces of gold, (wo ranis' curred by the Committee for con- horns, a piece of iron, and two ducting the appeal to Parliament, in swords. He said he had been pray. favour of Christianity in India. ing to God; and, as God did not
The above is the substance of the require any sacrifices of him, he Report. Since its publication, ad. laid these things down before God, ditional information has been re- and asked him to bless him and alt ceived from various quarters, of his
people." which some account will presently The following recent intelligence be given. On the 10th of Novem- from the Rev. Mr. Marsden, New ber, after a sermon preached by South Wales, is important. the Rev. D. Wilson, noticed in our “ August 16, 1813.-I am happy Jast Number, a Charge was delivered to inform you, that I have received 'to two Missionaries, the Rev.J. C. very late accounts from Duaterra, Sperrhacken, and the Rev. J. H. and that he is going on well. All Schulze; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, and the vessels which have touched Mrsi Hartwig, who are to be em. there, since his return, have been ployed in the work of education; safe, and were supplied with every and to an African youth, Jello: thing that the country could afford. "Tum Harrison * ; all destined to re- Two young men, sons' of iwo inforce the Society's Missions in chiefs, have arrived in the last vesAfrica. They have since sailed for sel from New Zealand, I expect Sierra Leone, in the Wilding, Capt. one of them in a few days, to live , Gibson.
with me for a time. A letter from the Rev. G. R. Ny- “ The way seenus gradually open. lander, the Missionary who is placed ing for a Mission to New Zealand. among the Bulloms, dated July 4, The natives are getting on with *7814, will throw some light on the their cultivation, and have now
This youth left Africa about twelve plenty of maize and pigs; with poyears ago with Mr. Branto, and has pass- tatoes and other vegetables. The ed the greater part of the intervening umewbeat which I sent a few months at Karass
since, is growing very well. Dia
Herrà has a perfect knowledge of the Captain Wilkinnon. He also inbcultivation of maize and wheat: formed Beppoent, that Capt. Thomp
bread will be a wonderful advantage son had tied him up in the rigging, * to these poor Islanders, and be a "and flogged him, and kept all bis means of preveoling their civil things
. After the Boyd had arrived Wars.
in the port of New Zealand, tbe Mr. Marsden has taken great young chief was nogged in the bar. pains to protect the New Zealan- bour, and sent ashore immediately. ders from the injories to which they' The natives had procured à consiare exposed, by the unprincipled derable part of the cargo of spars conduci of the British traders who before the chief was flogged, which visit that island, and to rescue their spars this 'de ponent saw, when be characters from unmerited reproach. was at New Zealand, with the wreck The crews of two Vessels, the Boyd of the Boyd. After Capt. Thompson and the Paramatia, had been cut had flogged the chief, and taken bis off by them. The following depo- things, the natives would render no sitions will shew what was the real further assistance in procuring the cause of these nutrages.
spars, nor go near the ship that * Court House, Nov. 10, 1813.- Capt. Thompson landed the ship's John Besent being duly sworn, de- company to get the spars them. poses, Tbat he arrived in the King "selves, leaving only two men on George (a ship belonging to Port board, besides the passengers. On Jackson), at the Bay of Islands in his landing, Peipphoohee, a prioci. March, 1912; That, in coosequence pal chief of Warygohroo, went up of įhe master treating some of the to Capt. Thompson, told him that he New Zealanders ill, he, the depo had flogged his son, and that he nent, was apprehensive the ship would kill him; and immediately would be cut off, and the crew knocked him on the head with an murdered ; and, judging it safer to axe : and the rest of the crew were go on shore and live with the na. immediately murdered." tives, he left the ship, and remained The same wiiness being duly on the island twelve months. Dur. sworn, deposes, "That during his *ing his residence among the natives, residence in New Zealand, he re
he received the following account of ceived the following account of the the loss of the Boyd, from one of loss of the Paramatra schooner: the chiefs' sons, who spoke the Eng
« That 'the Paramatta schooner, lish language very well
, having been after leaving Port Jackson, put into on board the Star. Capt. Wilkinson, the Bay of Islands "in distress for two voyages. The Star sailed from want of provision and water. The London, for the South Seas. When natives supplied them with pork, the Star sailed from Port Jackson fish, and potatges, as many as the for England, Captain Wilkinson got vessel could stow. After she schoo. Captain Thompson, master of the ner had received her refreshments, Boy, to take the chief and his come the natives wanted to be paid for panion on board the Boyd, under a them. The people belonging to promise of landing them at New the schooner threw itie natives orer,
Zealand, as he was bound there for 'board, and fired at them, apd imme, spars : - That the chief informed the diately weighed anchor, The de
deponent, that Captain Wilkinson, ponent saw three of the natives who previous to his sailing for England, had been wounded with sinall shot had paid him his fay of oil and by the crew of the Paramatta
skins that had been procured, schooner. A heavy, gale of wind with wbich he purchased clothing, coming on immediately, which set &c. and that he also received pre into the harbour. Blew the vessel on sents from gentlemen and others at shore between Cape Brit and Cra Port Jackson, and a muśket from District, where the remaidt om
wreck laid when the deponent was Jessore, has itinerated and found at New Zealand last March. After many of the Hindoos well inclined the
vessel was wrecked, the natives so hear him. Indeed,' say the revenged themselves on the crew Missionaries, there appears to be a for firing at' them and defrauding much better disposition towards the them of their provisions, and cut Gospel than has ever yet appeared. them all off.”
It was despised at first, and rejected Mr. Marsden, has succeeded in with scorn; now they say, it is forming a Society for the Protection good, and deserves acceptance; but of the Natives of the South Seas, the chains of cast cannot be under the patronage of the Governor broken."" and Lieutenant-Governor of the « An interesting young man colony
came before the church, (a Persian Moonshee,) who simply by reading
some part of the Word of God is BAPTIST MISSION IN INDIA.
become a Christian. About eight
or nine years since, he began to HAVING in our last Number given doubt of the Hindoo system. About a general view of the progress of as many months since, he gave up this important Mission, we intend, idolatry altogether. lle applied in the present, to add soch ex- first to the Portugueze padræ for tracts as may either serve to illus. , baptism ; afterwards, 10 Mr. F, of trate the prospects of extensive Chinsurah; and last of all to the good which appears to be dawn- brethren at Serampore, His acing and even brightening into day, count was truly interesting, On in that quarter of the horizon ; Lord's-day, the 14th, he was bapor to expose the obstacles which tized in the tank opposite brother exist to the diffusion of the Go- Marshman's house. Most of the spel. Under the latter head may native members were presents Bros most unquestionably be classed ther Ward addressed the candidate, the unhappy, principle which has and Kreshooo concluded in prayer. been adopted by the British Go. Thus we bope the Lord Jesus has vernment, of deriving a revenue gained a fresh accession to his form the cruel and polluting su- church from among the poor Hinperstitions of their subjects. We doos, This young man is of high read, in the account before us, that cast, and is much respected. W “ while a Missionary was preach expect several others of his connecing'at a place called-English-bazar, tion soon to come forward.” her was told by one of his hearers, “ On the firsų Lord's day in the that salvation could be obtained month, Mut’hoora, a young man of through Jugunnatba. D'Cruz men- the writer cast, brother to Tarationed the immoralities practised at chund, was baptized at
Serampore, his worsbip; to which one of them by brother Ward ; on the following replied, by asking, Why they do Sabbath, another young man of the the English collect money from the same cast named Komula ; the next idolatrous pilgrims? Do not they Sabbath, Ram-krishna, another
friend of Tara-chund's, and of the * The villages and towns in the same cast; and on the next Sabbath, neighbourhood of Serampore bare Kasbee-natha. All these persoas been more visited during the past belong to respectable families. year, and more has been done in Kashee nae'ha isi married in one of disseminating the Scriptures, and the principal Hindgo families in Scripture tracis, than in rapy pre. Calcutia. garde is also su duw ceding year. The brethren from Mr. Chamberlain, who was sent Serare pore have taken occasional to establish a Mission, sat Sirdhana, Excursion, and Purchanda from beyond Agra, thus writesa
"We met with a very favour, our hands. We add a few extracts able reception. Mr. Dice intro- from it... duced us to her highness the Begum, “ On the 18th of September, died who received us with every mark of at Serampore, our beloved brother respect. I entered into conversa. Dweep-chund, an itineraqt, lately tion with her highness, in the Hin- supported by brother Gordon of dopsl'hanee, respecting the progress Calcutta, and employed by him in of religion in the world, the circu. the work of God at the jail and in Jation of the holy Scriptures, and its neighbourhood. other things, with which she seemed * Our deceased brother was born much pleased. We had the honour at. Pejiya, in Jessore, belonged to oll breakfasting and dining with the writer cast, and at the lime of her.
his death was about twenty-eight We are now residing in a tent; years of age. His mother, who had but a spacious bungalow is prepar- been baptized, and who lived under ing for us, and every other conve- bis roof, died a few months before nience in a commodious silpation, him. within ten minutes' easy walk to the “ Some account of our brother Pegum's palace, and at one side of has already appeared in the life her camp, which I suppose must of Futika. It only remains to be contain two or three thousand troops, added, that during the last twelve besides many others attached to her months of bis life he appeared to be highness's establishment... Persons much more deeply affected by Divine of all casts and of sereral nations things than ever he bad previously are here, some of whom we may been; which was conspicuous iu bis hope will attend the preaching of preaching and general conversation. the Word when it is established; He was distinguished amongst our and at first, probably, many will native brethren, on account of his attend, attracted by the novelty of fervour of spirit and apparent desire the thing. The town is at a small of doing good. distance, where we may by degrees “ Kureem, in conversation with establish preaching and schools. brother Ward since Dweep-chund's This is a most favourable situation death, expressing his admiration at for the north-west Hindoost'ban, our brother's decision of character, From this place a correspondence said, that he with another brother may be opened with the Punjab, once accompanied Dweep-cbund Shreeougur, and Kashmeer. Runu- to a neighbouring village to preach. jit-singha, the Shikb Rajah, has ex- On their arrival, they found a Porpressed a desire 10 have a teacher tuguese man sitting at his door on a for his children, and Mr. O., who chair, and, going up to bim, entered directed a correspondence on the into conversation with him, and of subject, says, that there is no doubt fered to smoke out of his booka. but that he would protect a Mis. He upon this turned round with assionary to the utmost, who would tonisbment, and asked them wbat go and voluntarily offer his services they meant; adding that they were for the instruction of the young Bengalees; would they smoke with princes.”
him? They declared, that they were The account from the Mahrattah Christians, and that they despised country, where a Mission has also no man, as all were children of one been established, is, encouraging. father. The Portuguese man, pleased The school contains fifty-five boys, with their frankness, and with findand the Scriptures, are much read. ing Christians among the natives,
As we were about to close this gave them his hooka, and ordered article, the 27th Number of the Pe. ibree chairs to be brought for them; riodical Accounts of the Baptist which, however, they declined, and Missionary Society was put into sat on the ground. By this time,