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CONTENTS.

CHAP. I.

Mr. Wesley's universal charity-The Formation of the Wesleyan

Connexion-Its progress-Established Church of England-Dis-

senting Denominations Doctor Coke-His Missionary character

-America-First Wesleyan Foreign Mission in 1769–To the en-

slaved Africans in 1778-Mr. Baxter-Western Africa, 1792, and

1811- Europe-Asia—Mr. Wesley's lively interest in an Asiatic

Mission-Doctor Coke's correspondence on the subject in 1784–

Bengal-Application from Madras–Communication from Lieut.

Col. Sandys in 1805–Letter from Surat in 1808– Plummer-Suc-

cessful exertions of other Denominations in Asia-Visit to England

of the Chief Justice of Ceylon in 1809_State of the Island Mr.

Wilberforce's recommendation of the Wesleyan Missions–Ceylon

Mission proposed by the Chief-Justice-Former policy of the Hon.

East India Company - Doctor Moreton-Sanctified affliction-

Doctor Coke's

application to the Rev. W. Ault-and the Author

in 1812_Rev. I. Bradnack-Letter from Doctor Coke to Mr. Ault

in 1813—The Doctor determines himself to embark in the Mission

-His plan--the General Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

-Doctor Buchanan-Mission proposed in the London District-

Rev. Benjamin Clough-Irish Conference-Rev. Messrs. Lynch,

Erskine, and M‘Kenny-Liverpool Conference-Devotion to the

Mission Cause-Final adoption and limitation of the plan-The

original appointment for Asia-Doctor Coke's letter to the Author

-His pious submission.

Page 1.

CHAP. II.

Doctor Coke's application to preparatory duties--Portuguese Studies

-Decline of the Portuguese power in India–Subscriptions for

Ceylon-Recommendatory Letters~The subject considered-Doc-

tor Coke's successful applications Earl Bathurst-Right Hon.

Lord Teignmouth- Mr. Grant-Mr. Stevens--Mr. Wilberforce-

Doctor Buchanan, &c. &c. - Piety and simplicity-Interesting

scene-Interview in London-Doctor Coke's last Circular letter-

Replies--Missionary motto of the Rev. Doctor Carey-The Ceylon

Missionaries encouraged and animated—The Rev. Walter Griffith

-Thomas Thompson, Esq. M. P.-Joseph Butterworth, Esq. M.P.

-The late Reverend John Barber-Portuguese teacher-Search

for a vessel-Cabalva, Captain Birch-Lady Melville, Captain

Lochner-Outfit-Printing-press and types-Missionary Ordina-

tions-Marriages of Missionaries-Dismissal from the Committee,

preparatory to the Voyage-Meeting at Portsmouth-Mr. Clough's

Account of Doctor Coke-Kindness of Friends at Portsmouth and

Portsea, &c.—The Rev. Jon. Edmondson-The Rev. Messrs. Aik-

enhead, Fish, and Beal-The only meeting of the entire Missionary

family-Missionary emotions-Rev. Henry Moore-Xavier-Dr.

Coke's last Sermon at Portsea-Mrs. Auli's distressing illness-

Division of the party-Embarkation at Portsmouth Point. p. 29.
CHAP. III.

Commencement of the Voyage-Sea-sickness-Scrutiny of motives

and object-Doctor Coke-Extract from Madame Guion-Portu-

guese Vulgate-The Doctor's Journal-Mr. Clough's Account

The situation of a Missionary during a Voyage-Public worship on

the Lord's-day-Services in the Lady Melville—Mr Squance-

Cautious reserve with respect to the Doctor-Journal-Mr. Clough's

elucidation-Sabbath-evening reading--Social meetings for prayer,

&c. in the author's cabin-Behaviour of the Passengers-Encoura-

ging effects of Christian conversation with them-Note on Grace

before Meat-Ship Newspaper-Signals--Mrs. Ault's illness-

Visit from Messrs. Ault and Squance-Mrs. Ault's death-Her

amiable and devout character-Her death greatly lamented-Its

effect on the Doctor's mind-The health of Mr. Squance seriously.

affected— Visits the Cabalva-We pass the Equator-The Visit of

Neptune, &c.—Isles of Bourbon and France-Another Mission

contemplated for Mr. Squance-He recovers, and returns on board

the Melville-Doctor Coke's attentions to the spiritual interests

of the Soldiers on board-Pleasing results-Melancholy cases,

Asiatic Journal for June, 1820—Effects of intoxication- A singular

interview-The Doctor's hopes in reference to the Soldiers--Sepa-

rated from the fleet, and rejoin-“O cabo dos tormentados”– Vol.

cano-Second approach to the Line-Illness of Mrs. Harvard, and
of the Author-Dr. Coke's anxiety and prayers—They recover-

the Doctor discovers symptoms of illness Solemn and affecting

parting-His Deuth and Funeral.

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CHAP. IV.

Difficulty of reconciling the Death of Doctor Coke, with his actual Call

to embark in the Asiatic Mission-Destitute situation of the Mis-

sionaries, and their painful exercises-Spend several days in

searching for, and examining the deceased Doctor's papers--Dis-

appointments Anecdote on “ Trust in Providence”. Captain

Birch's generous and humane attentions–Extracts from the Au-

thor's Journal-Recommendatory letters to the Governor, and to

W. T. Money, Esq.-Conversation with J. Anderson, Esq.-

Divine service on board.-Exchange signals with the party on

board the Melville. The statement furnished by the Author to

Captain Birch, at his request, of the doctrines, discipline, &c. of

the Wesleyan Methodists; the character and extent of their Mis-

sions, and the circumstances connected with the formation of the

present Mission to Ceylon-Captain Birch's reply to the Author.

p. 86.

CHAP. V.

Termination of our voyage Indian Scenery-Meeting with the Bre-

thren on board the Lady Melville-Difference of opinions-First

Sabbath in India-Press-gang-Visited by the Rev. s. Newell

Disembarkment - Palanquin-stands-Breakfast at the Bombay

Tavern-Causes of disquietude-Interview with Mr. Money-Re-

ception-Gratifying information respecting Ceylon-Ride with

Captain Birch to the Governor's country seat-Native washermen

-Persee women-Toddy-Native village-Persee burial place-

A Fakeer-An idol-Audience with the GOVERNOR~His Excel.

lency's condescension, and remarks on the Rev.J. Wesley-Return

to Bombay.-Rev. Messrs. Hall and Nott—The Governor's house

at Parell prepared for our reception-Sensations produced by the

arrival of the Missionaries.

p. 109,

CHAP. VII.

Voyage of Messrs. Ault, &c. to Ceylon-Kind reception from the Go.

vernment authoritiesThe Government house at Galle prepared

for their reception-Condescension of Lord and Lady Molesworth

His Lordship’s estimate of their character-The Rev. G. Bisset

-Liberal proposal of His Excellency, the Governor, to endow

schools-First Ceylon Conference-Deliberations-Wesleyan plan

of stationing the preachers-Their resignation of themselves to

God, and satisfaction with their respective stations-Celebration

of the Lord's Supper previous to their separation-Arrival of

Messrs. Lynch and Squance at Colombo-Hospitable reception by

the Honourable and Reverend Archdeacon Twisleton, &c.- Intro-

duced to His Excellency, the Governor-Invited to dine-Impor-
tant assistance rendered by the Right Honourable Sir A. Johnston,

Chief Justice of Ceylon-Mr. Armour; his history and character

Preach in the Baptist Mission Chapel-A Native Convert-Pro-

ceed to Jaffnapaiam-J. N. Mooyart, Esq.-Christian David, a

pupil of Swartz-School opened-Preach in the Dutch Church

Mr. Erskine proceeds to Matura-Encouraging reception-The

Rev. T. G. Erhardt-Matura school opened-Service in the Dutch

church-Importance of Matura, as a Missionary station-Mr. Ault

sails from Galle to Batticaloa—Dangerous voyage- Reception-

Acts as Chaplain-His labours among the Europeans and Natives

-Mr. Clough commences his Mission at Galle-Lord Molesworth's

important patronage and advice-Mr. C's

labours among the Euro-

peans, and efforts to benefit the Natives—Visited by Don Abraham

Dias Ábeysinha Ameresekera, who generously offers a residence

and school-house-The Galle school opened-Native enquirers-

Mr. Clough's unwearied and successful application to the study of

the Singhalese language.

CHAP. XIII.

Apathy of the Malabar natives---Points of difference in the Singhalese

and Malabar characters---Discouraging circumstances in the south

---Establishment of a native school at Negombo---Opening of the

Colpetty school-house---Compelled to recognize the distinction of

caste---Attachment of the children to the school---Purchase of

Mission premises at Negombo---Native marriages---Plan for es-

tablishing Mission schools throughout the island---Encouraging

proofs of success---Meeting of the Mission Conference---New Sta-

tions---Schools---Execution of a soldier---Conversion of two Bud.

huist priests---Sir Hardinge Giffard---J. Sutherland Esq.---His

son, Mr. J. Sutherland, placed with the Missionaries---Received

on trial as a Missionary ---Illness of several of the Missionaries---

Singular application---Establishment of regular worship---Review

.--Church Missionaries.

297.

CHAP. XIV.

Pleasing results of the native schools---Colpetty school---Juvenile piety

---Mrs. Harvard's visits to the female schools---Happy deaths---

Remarks on immediate effects of Missionary effort --Success from

the Lord alone--- Kallibowilla school---the author's illness and re-

moval from Ceylon---Missionaries meet at Galle---Commencement

of the Voyage---Landing at Falmouth---Retrospect and Conclu-

sion.

317.

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