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In , coming to England.”. He lifted up tooequable, the poem advances, with his bleeding eyes, and said, “I the incidents of the very instructive trust, Sir, I got good to my soul be- and affecting story, it professes to fore I came to England; when I relate. Some passages are written was at Norfolk Island, and in New with considerable spirit; and the Holland. Also, since I have at- whole is much adapted to enkindle tended the school [he meant in Pads in the soul kind and pious emotions, dington) here, by a Mr. Hazard.” with powerful abhorrence of envy, The scriptures were read and ex- injustice, and cruelty. plained to him. “I trust," said the gospel minister, to this dear youth,
you are sensible of your state, as a sinner before God." He shook his head, and replied, in his usual man- LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. ner of assent, “Oh, yes! Oh, yes! very sensible of that.” It was then said, “I hope all your dependence for pardon and mercy, at the hand
Lately Published. of God, is wholly and entirely built A Reply to a Letter, written by the on the death and merit of your bless- Rev. John Simons, Rector of Paul's ed Saviour.” He again shook his Cray, purporting to be on the Subject head, which was his ordinary custom of certain Errors of the Antinomian when any thing interested him, and kind, which have lately sprung up in the replied, Oh, yes! oh, yes! on him West of England. By Thomas Snow, alone. He that believeth on him Seceder, from the National Religious
Establishment. shall have everlasting salvation.”. He expired, on the 28th day of De- The Second Volume of the Rev. A. cember, 1816.
Fuller's Works. Volume 1. is in the Those who wish to possess a Press, and may be expected shortly. more detailed account of this interesting foreigner, will purchase the
In the Press. memoir; from which, we have taken the above particulars.
A Spelling, Pronouncing, and Expla. natory Theological Dictionary of the
New Testament, in one Volume 12mo. Joseph and his Brethren ; a Poem, in In which all the Words of the Four
leado four Books. Originally written by, ment, are arranged under their respec
ing Parts of Speech, in the New Testaa Lady. Abridged and corrected tive Heads, and the Explanations given by Joseph Kerby, Minister of the in as simple, clear, and concise a man. Gospel, Old Chapel, Cliff, Lewes.
ner as possible. This poem opens, with a represen- The Rev. Dr. Winter has been retation of aged Israel, surrounded by quested to publish the Sermon preached his sons, to whom the patriarch gives May 19, 1818, at the Annual Meeting the very best counsel. He is repre- of Ministers, educated at Homerton Aca sented as peculiarly fond of Joseph ; demy, which will appear in the course of and here, as a fair specimen ofour au
the month thor's talents, as a poet, we mustgive A small Volume will soon appear, enthe prayer of Jacob's beloved child: titled Nugæ Molernæ; or, Morning « Great God! accept my inexperienc'd prayer,
Thoughts and Midnight Musings. By Make Israel's helpless son thy mercy's care;
Mr. Park, Editor of Nuga Antiguæ, &c. Behold me prostrate at thy footstool lie,
&c. Humbly imploring grace to keep me nigh; Jehovah! hear, frem realms of bliss above; Designed for the Young.--The Mighty Thou God of promise, and thou God of love.
Conflict; with an engraved Title-page.. Be thine almighty arm, my constant guide; O'er all the motions of my soul preside; By the Author of the “Shepherd and his Endue with radiant truth, with grace inspire, Flock." And keep my heart from each impure desire : To please thee only, every thought incline; Also, a new and revised Edition of the Throughout my life, my father's God be mine, And everlasting portion of my soul,
Shepherd and his Flock; and the TwinkWhilst endless years in bliss perpetual roll.”
Missionary Retrospect and foreign Jntelligence.
relinquish this important field of ex
ertion. Our brethren in America are cxerting cessary, to take my family out of the
Finding it edient, and even ne. themselves with laudable zeal, to send city, I thought proper to retire to the next the gospel to the Indians, beyond the frontiers of he United States; and have is considered to be the parish of Feli.
most important missionary ground, which appointed two ministers, brethren John ciana. This station is rendered highly M. Peck and James E. Welch, to visit important from its local advantages, its the Aborigines of which we used to call proximity to New Orleans, and its im. the new world. Oh, that many of these
mense population of Americans, wholly wretched outcasts may be made new
destitute of the gospel! Schools and creatures, by faith in Christ Jesus. Our readers, who have read the life of the ce- rida. Ignorance and vice prevail, and
Bibles are wanting in every part of Flolebrated David Brainerd, and his labours
• darkness visible on all sides around.' among the American Indians, will be Yet present indications in Divine Provi. pleased with any accounts which relate dence encourage the hope, that the to the work of God among that degraded Spirit of the Lord' will, ere long, “ lift up class of our fellow-creatures. We copy
a standard' in Louisiana, where the the following from a new American inagazine, entitled, “ The Latter Day Lumi. enemy' has come in like a dond.'» nary."
Another letter, from the Rev. David " Letters have been received from October 24, 1817, says:
Cooper, dated Woodville, Mississippi, brethren Peck and Welch, since their arrival at St. Louis, dated October, 1817;
“ My very dear Brother,--Last spring from which it appears, that a merciful I spent a few weeks in the city of New Providence had preserved them in the Orleans, where I had the pleasure of an way to the scene of their labours, and acquaintance with' brother Ranaldson. raised up for them friends of the Re.
It was my opinion that it was the duty of deemer, who helped them forward on
brother Ranaldson to remove his family
from Orleans. I advised him to turn his their journey after a godly sort.'”
attention to the parish of Feliciana; he We are sorry to find, that brother Peck has done so, and will, I have no doubt, had been incapacitated by illness from be well received. It is a large and pocommencing his labours; but they say, pulous settlement, almost entirely desti“ Brother Welch has commenced his en
tute of the gospel, except the little atten, deavours as a herald of truth. He ex- tion they have received from your unpected, at the beginning of 1818, to open worthy servant, and is, of course, good a school, which, before the expiration of missionary ground. Your sincere friend the first quarter, he anticipated will be and humble servant, as large as he can, with convenience,
D. COOPER." manage. Rent, living, and wood, at St. Louis, are high. Our brother says, with
In a general circular letter, addressed that decision and glow of heart, in which
to the Baptist Associations throughout we cannot but rejoice, • Under a full the Union, speaking of the American conviction that I am in the path of duty, I Indians, our brethren say, “ But it was am determined to live and die in the cause
never contemplated by the Convention of God and missions.'"
and Board, that their endeavours should
be circumscribed by eastern lines. The From New ORLEANS, brother Ra
west has lain with weight on their naldson writes, September 2, 1817 : miuds. Nor have they been backward
" I returned to New Orleans the last at expressing their feelings. They need of July, to remove my suffering family appeal only to the several • Reports' of I there received your interesting letter be Board, and to the . Proceedings of of the 11th of June, informing me of my the Convention,' for confirmation. Five appointment from the Board to labour missionaries are already under their pa. in New Orleans and its vicinity. This tronage in the western and south-western appointment I accept with great plea- sections of the country; all of whom sure and satisfaction, being unwilling to have ultimate reference to the savage
tribes. Ranges of destitute frontier are through the agent. After several weeks' kept in view, but they are regarded as deliberation on the subject, they returned inlets to Indian wigwams and Indian for answer, that they were unwilling talks. The missionaries are instructed, to send their children to Kentucky to be not merely to make inquiries respecting educated, because, that, in obtaining an the aborigines, but to plunge into the English education, they would lose their depths of their superstitions, and to di. mother tongue, and if they had learned rect their views to the GREAT Father,' any thing profitable, they would be un. who receives, with expanded arms, the able to communicate it to their friends at penitent prodigal.
home; but if schools could he establish, “ The Board are solemnly impressed ed in their neighbourhood, where their with the high advantage that must result children could get an English education, from imparting education, particularly it would be agreeable to their wishes." in the English (or French) language, to | This answer might have been anticithe children of the natives. They pur- pated. They will always be alarmed by pose making application to Congress, so great an innovation as seemed to be should it be found advisable, for a site threatened by the proposals above men. or sites, where seminaries may be esta- tioned. blished with the hope of success, and " I have made known to his excela where the arts of civilized life-agriculo | lency Thomas Posey, who has the ture, domestic economy, &c. in conjunc-agency of the Weas and Kickapoos, the tion with the doctrines and duties of the wish of the Board to introduce the gosgospel, may be inculcated. The states pel to the Indians, and my plan for efof Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, and fecting it amongst these two nations. Ohio, together with the territories of Mis- “ Governor Posey is not only philan. souri, Illinois, Alabama, and Michigan, thropic, but religious. He is ot opinion exhibit plains for spiritual culture, that that a school establishment may be the eye of pious sympathy can never made; and has promised all the assistsurvey without the tear of pity, and a ance in his power, in the accomplishheart prepared for exertion. Efforts ment of this undertaking. The plan for the salvation of the Indians have contemplated is, to propose to these hitherto been of a character too solitary. tribes, at their next meeting, which will Elliot, Brainerd, Edwards, and others, probably be in March, to open a school laboured too much alone. It is no more convenient to them, say, a little above the design of heaven in Christian mis. Fort Harrison, where they will not be sions, than in the toils of the rustic, that subjected to the inconvenience of losing forests should be prostrated by the their mother tongue. They will, at the strokes of an individual.”
same time, be assured, that their present
scattered situation will be no objection Further extracts respecting the In
to the establishment, as their children dians :
will be supported at the expense of the “ The Chickasaw Indians, when the Board ; and, provided a few children circular from the Kentucky Mission So- can be obtained, the institution to go ciety was presented to them, suggested immediately into operation. the idea of a school of the kind with “ Should it be thought necessary at that contemplated by the Board, and the time, they may be assured that iheir expressed their wish for such a school in children will be instructed by an Indian. their neighbourhood, at which their | There is a Brothertown Indian, now in children might receive education. Ac- the neighbourhood of Fort Harrison, cordingly, the Board has resolved on who is a Baptist, and has an English commencing an establishment there, as education, who may be hired at a rea. soon as, in Divine Providence, it shall sonable rate; yet I would choose to take be found practicable. Other tribes, as the oversight of the Institution myself, appears by the following communica- until the Board could make other are tions, possess similar views.
rangements. As it is probable the In. “ Mr. M.Koy says, writing from dian school would not at first be nume. Maria, January 14, 1818,
rous, it is presumed that a number of Jast, the situation of the Wea and Kick-white children might be educated at the apoo Indians has attracted my attention expense of their parents. I hope the materially. They have heard the pro- Board will not delay to give me more posals of the Kentucky Missionary So particular instructions on this subject ciety, to take some of the children of than I have yet received. each tribe to Kentucky to be educated “Should we make an agreement with at a school instituted for that purpose.' the Indians, the least failure on our part These proposals were made to the Weas, would be attended with injurious conse.
quences. What shall I do? The subject to me the day is always a day of care is now agitated amongst them. There is and anxiety. at least some prospect of success. Dare “The cause of our glorious Redeemer, I let the opportunity pass unimproved ? I believe, is gaining ground in this
“ I wish you to be apprized, however, country in a variety of ways, and in that there are serious dificulties attend none, perhaps, more than in the entire ing our scheme, which, to the eye of revolution which has taken place in the human reason, may seem to threaten its sentiments of Europeans respecting the very existence. Amongst these, the ca utility of missions. Schools for the in. pricious disposition of the Indians, and struction of youth, upon the plans of the interest of traders, are not the least. Lancaster and Bell, are now originating But, although we are not sure of success, in almost every direction, and proper there appears sufficient reason to hope persons to superintend them are much for it to justify the making of an effort; more difficult to procure than funds for even should matters assume quite ano- their support. A society for the pur. ther aspect hy the time I write again, let pose of translating, or composing, and us not too soon be discouraged. publishing books on education, in the
“ I am happy to find that a missionary different languages of the east, has lately spirit is spreading beyond my expecta- been formed, which promises to be of tions."
great utility. Several additional atThe following account, in “ The tempts to spread abroad the light of LUMINARY," of exertions on behalf of truth have been lately made, and are the Indians, by other denominations of making. Christians in America, is of a very grati. “ Two missionaries from the London fying nature.
Missionary Society have recently arrived.
will be useful. Two from the Church NORTH AMERICA. Society are here also. Their sphere of
activity will be greatly circumscribed,
but I think they will ultimately be of We are truly bappy to learn, that the great advantage to the cause. Protestant Episcopal Church of Vir- all well, and are carrying on our plans ginia has given its opinion, in a public as usual. I rejoice at all the good that resolution, dated May 22, 1818, “That is going forward in America. * May the gaming, attending on theatres, public Lord prosper all our and your underBalls, and horse racing, should be relin. Takings, that they may end in his glory, quished by all the communicants of that and the advancement of the honour of church, as staining the purity of the his narne. Christian character."
“ I am, very affectionately, yours,
FROM MR. WARD TO DR, STAUGHTON,
“Serampore, July 3, 1817.
“ My dear Brother - now send (Extracted from an American Magazine.) some more of the circular letters, as they
FROM THE REV. DR. CAREY
will supply you with the principal ar“ Calcutta, June SO, 1817.
ticles of news respecting us and our “ My dear Brother,-- I wrote to you work. about three weeks ago, but having just “ Brother Carey is now firmly recoreceived a note from the supercargo of vered from a long sickness, in which his the William Savery, that the ship is on life appeared to be threatened, somethe point of sailing, I cannot persuade times by the violence of the disorder, myself to let the opportunity slip, though and at other times by its obstinate conI can command only a few minutes. This tinuance and lingering nature. Blessed is the day for our public disputations at be God, he is now, I think, as well as the college, in the oriental languages; he has been for several years.--Blessed, and upon these occasions I have always blessed be God! he survives, and the a post of importance to maintain, being most precious life on earth is still moderator of the disputations in two spared! languages, and having a public speech “ I rejoice, and so do we all, in the to deliver in both. This year we have great things God is doing for Zion in no Sungskrit disputation, which has yonr happy country. Our affairs bere eased me of one half of my burden; but are making that progress which might subject of public schools published by faith of our Lord,
FROM THE REV. MR. MORRISON
be expected after ages of universal im
Digah, Hindosthan, penetrable darkness, and an institution
April 13, 1817, like the cast to overcome. You have two blessed men at Rangoon. We gave I feel as if I wanted to answer every
“ My ever dear Friend and Sister, them a press and types, and it was at
item of your letter, but what would be work in the porch of their house in a few hours after its arrival. A wonderful the use of it! Let me feast on it, and work is going on among the Mugs on the Lord's work goes on gradually in India.
give you something in return. The borders of the Burman empire; and Mr. Rowe lately baptized six persons these people talk the Burman. This belonging to the 24th regiment of his may encourage you.
Majesty's army in India; and sixteen “I am, my dear Sir, ever thine,
candidates are expected to join at the W. WARD."
next baptismal season. There are four native inquirers who attend morning daily worship at our house in Hindee, together with about six native brethren, and a few others. There are only two
native sisters here, one of whom now “ Canton, China, Feb. 25, 1817. lies very ill. I went to see her this
My dear Sir,-Your kind letter of evening, and sent her some comforts December, 1814, I did not receive till when I returned. All the native Chris. January last, after my return from Pe- tain to this station, live on our premises.
tians, and inquiring natives, that apperking. I am happy to have the pleasure
“ I have one native scholar, a little of hearing again from you and your girl, whose parents brought her to me, family. “ T'he liberty which you enjoy, and work and read Hindee. The father is
requesting that I would teach her to which is enjoyed in my native country, to preach and to teach the doctrines of with the Christian brethren, and lives at
an inquirer, and therefore associates Jesus, is a blessing for which none can be sufficiently thankful. The rulers of
our expense. I keep the child close to this land are hostile to the name of me, and do every thing for her myself,
lest the parents of the fair children Jesus. My original object was the ac
should become dissatisfied with her be. quisition of the language, for the pur; ing in the school. If I had more of this pose of rendering into it the sacred kind of scholars, I would teach them at a scriptures. To that object I have constantly adhered, and still adhere. My pect any but the children of Christian
separate house; I cannot, however, exlabours are in my study.
natives. My brother Milne, at Malacca, is
« This mission is very prosperous, better situated. He teaches school, or rather superintends a large free school, but more grace to enable me to fill my
through God's mercy. I want nothing for Chinese children, and publishes, in
station better. Pray for me. Chinese, a small magazine, containing
“ Mr. and Mrs. Hough are comfort. religious papers, monthly. He has baptized the person who prints his maga- ment is relaxing in its
rigour, and already
ably situated at Rangoon. The govern. zine.
the condition of our friends there is nie. ." I rejoice in the success of your liorated. See God's grace! zealous endeavours to diffuse the know. Judson shines like a star of primal mag.
Our sister ledge and love of our Saviour. Magnitude in the east. She has translated every scriptural means be abundantly into Burman, and broiber Hough bas blessed.
“ With Christian regard to Mrs. printed, a tract; while brother Judson, Staughton, and the other members of bas something else in readiness for the
press. your family, " I remain affectionately yours in the
“ There has lately been a tract on the
the bretliren at Serampore, which has so ROBERT MORRISON."
taken with all denominations, that many persons, unsolicited, lave sent large do.
nations. The following is from an excellent “ This morning another little native female missionary, who accompanied girl came to learn with the former, As. Mr. and Mrs. Hough to India, and who there are now two, I must keep them. married one of our missionaries, Mr. separate from the English school, so Rowe, of Digah. It is addressed to Mrs. f that I have three separate schools' to Staughton :
conduct, in three different apartments,