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vival in the school, similar to those idea of the mysteries of redeeming glorious revivals, which distinguish love. our beloved native land. May the But in commending Ko Myat-kyau, Holy Spirit be poured out more co- I would not forget our old tried friends, piously on our own hearts, on the chil- Moung Ing and Moung Shway-bay. dren of the school, and on all the in- The former says it is his meat and habitants of Maulamying.

drink to preach the gospel, and when, While I have my English pen in for some time, he has no good opportuhand (an event which rarely occurs) nity, he feels like a person deprived of I would say a word concerning Kó his necessary food. The latter has been Myat-kyau, who was baptized last lately growing in habitual self-denial March, especially as we have consider- and holiness of heart; his prayers saed him an assistant in the mission, since vor of heavenly communion; and it that time.

was through a word from him, spoken He is, as I have mentioned, a brother in season to his daughter, Mah-ree, of the first native chief in the place that the revival commenced in the fenearly fifty years of age-of most re- male school. spectable rank in society, more so than August 3, Lord’s-day. We baptized any other that has been baptized-pos- Mee Tan-goung, Mee Nen-mah, and sessed of a clear mind, cor rable Mee Nen Yay, three girls from the native eloquence, and an uncommon school, whose cases are rendered interdegree of mental and bodily activity. esting, by the considerable knowledge His literary attainments are scanty, they have acquired in the course of a but he has command of handsome lan- few months, by the distinctness of their guage, particularly that which is cur- religious experience, and by the vio. rent in the higher classes of society. lent persecution they have suffered He has been an inquirer after truth, from their respective parents and remany years, and has diligently inves- latives. Mee Tan-goung's case is tigated the systems of Boodha, of Brah- particularly interesting, when contrastma and of Mahomet. At length, he ed with that of her elder sister Mee embraced the religion of Jesus Christ, Lau, who, after experiencing very clear with all his heart and soul, manifesting and pungent convictions of divine more zeal and ardor, than cominonly truth, has at length been induced, by characterize his cool, considerate coun- alternate promises and threatenings, trymen. He has suffered as much deliberately to reject the Saviour of persecution, as can be openly inflicted sinners, and join her mother's party. under British government. All his re- Another girl, Mee Pike, who gives lations and friends joined in a most ap- us satisfactory evidence of being truly palling cry against him; his wife com- converted, was brought before the menced a suit for divorce; and his church this day; but her mother being brother publicly declared, that if he a member of the church, it was thought had the power of life and death, he by some, that she was perhaps influence would instantly wipe out, with his ed by her mother's example, rather blood, the disgrace brought upon the , than by the convictions of her own family. Our friend bore it all with mind, and we could not get a clear the meekness of a lamb, and conducted vote for her admission. himself with such forbearance and An elderly man, Ko Shan, was also Christian love, that the tide has begun presented; but his replies were so into turn in his favor. His wife has re- distinct that he was rejected by an linquished her suit, and begins to lis- overwhelming majority. ten to the word; his brother has be- Moung San-loon the 2d, mentioned come silent; and some few of the re- May 31st, was accepted for baptism latives begin to speak in our favor. next Lord's-day.

It ought to be added, that Ko Myat- 4. Mee Tan-goung's mother came kyau has given up all worldly business, early in the morning, before any of us and devoted himself to assisting us in were up, and having made her elder our missionary work. For this he is daughter, Mee Lau, open the door of particularly fitted by his undissembled the school zayat, she fell upon her humility. It gives us great pleasure younger daughter, abusing and beating to see him sometimes sitting on a level her, until fearing that she should alarm with some poor beggar woman, en- the house, she went off. Soon after, deavoring, in language intelligible to however, she came again, and finding her dark mind, to communicate some her daughter outside,

she beat her on

the head with an umbrella, and threat- 24, Lord's-day. Nee Youk received ened to sell her for a slave. She then baptism, though her brother, a young went into town, and after raising a tu- man, threatens “ to beat her to death. mult in the market place, and declaring Sept. 21, Lord's-day. We baptized that her daughter had entered into a re- Oo Peenyah, Pandarram, and Mee ligion, which prevented her lying and Kway; the first, a respectable person, cheating, so that she was quite lost to all about fifty years of age, a native of purposes of trade, she carried the alarm- Tavoy-by profession a doctor; the ing tale to the mothers of the other two second, a Hindoo from the Madras girls who were baptized yesterday. coast, a doctor, also, and astrologer, One of them, the mother of Mee Nen- quite ignorant of English and Burman, mah, who has been most violent here- and brought to the knowledge of the tofore, came in a rage to Mrs Wade, truth, through the instrumentality of (brother Wade and myself being ab- Mc Donald, and the New Testament sent at our zayats,) and after using as in Tamul, which he has had in hig bad language as she dared, she ran hand day and night, for the last six down to the school-room, seized her weeks; the third, the little girl mendaughter by the hair, and dragged tioned Aug. 10. her out doors towards a heap of wood, In the afternoon, we partook of the where she would have quickly armed Lord's supper, with twenty native herself with a weapon, had not Mrs communicants, four being absent from Wade interfered, and rescued the vic- illness or other causes, beside those at tim, upon which the mother went off, Rangoon and Tavoy. muttering vengeance. The girls bore

A. JUDSON. all this abuse in silent submission, and really manifested something of the From the foregoing journal it will spirit of martyrs. All three are taken be perceived, that light is now beaming into the house, for the present, lest

on the minds of the benighted Burtheir infuriated relatives should make an assault upon them by night.

mans, and the word of the Lord is bePoor Mee Aa, baptized Sunday be- ginning to have free course. The fore last, lives in great fear. She is blessing poured out on the school at daily expecting her mother from Amherst, who will no doubt take her Maulamying, cannot fail to encourage away instantly, and use all the means

an increase of pecuniary aid for its supin her power to make her renounce port and extension. Let bountiful ofthe Christian religion.

ferings be cheerfully tendered, that Aug. 10, Lord's-day. Ko Shan having multitudes of these Burman children satisfied us all, during the past week, that his unfavorable appearance last may be brought under the influence of Lord's-day, was owing more to his want the means of grace. of language to express his ideas, (being The increase of native preachers a Taling, and but little acquainted with the Burman,) than to his want of grace,

must awaken the most lively gratitude, was this day re-examined and accept- and inspire increasing confidence in ed. Mee Pike also was accepted, and the evangelizing of Burmah.

The these, together with Moung San-loon

whitening fields call also for additional the 2d, received baptism.

Two other girls, younger than those laborers to proceed from this country. who have been baptized, appear to have A cry reaches us across the bosom of obtained light and hope in Christ. “Out the deep, “Come over into Burmah and of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise.” One of help us.' Are there not young men of them, Mee Youk, about eight years talents, piety and education, in our old, gives as clear, satisfactory evi- churches, whose hearts burn with a gendence of real conversion, as any of the erous fervor for the salvation of the heaoider girls. The other, Mee Kway, then ? Will not the love of Christ conlike our departed Mee Shway-ee, was rescued at Amherst, from miserable strain them to say, 'Here are we, Lord, slavery. She has hitherto given us send us. As measures are in progress very little pleasure, but is now led to for publishing the Scriptures, and issu. see that she has been an uncommonly wicked child, and to feel an humble, ing tracts in the Burman empire, new penitent disposition.

fields will present for cultivation, and May, 1829.




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new and multiplied efforts will be de- have experienced his kindness. From manded. Let the churches pray that the first of our acquaintance with him the Lord of the harvest may send forth afford us all the assistance in his power,

in Calcutta, he has been ever ready to additional laborers.

He attended on Mrs Boardman and our babe during their severe illness

immediately after our arrival in Am. MR BOARDMAN'S JOURNAL.

herst ; and in many

other cases he has

evinced much delight in contributing It has been announced, that Mr to our comfort. Although he will reBoardman has proceeded to Tavoy, ceive no compensation from us, we and established a new and interesting the resurrection of the just. It is a

doubt not he will be recompensed at Missionary Station. But as it will be subject of deep regret to us that the gratifying to trace the history of the declining state of his health obliges him station from its commencement, we

soon to leave us for Scotland, his native

land. shall make copious selections from Mr

24. Received a farewell visit from Boardman's Journals, received by the our friend and Christian brother, Dr Corresponding Secretary, comprising Callender. He leaves to-morrow. a statement of the rise and progress of Our prayer is, that the God of grace the establishment.

may comfort and support him in all his

pilgrimage, and at last raise him to a Conversation with a School Boy. seat of glory in the skies. Maulamying, Jan. 20, 1828. One of

Danger from Fire. the school boys requested me this evening, to allow him to read the Scriptures

March 8. Evening. Just as all day to-morrow. I asked him why he were lighting our lamps, we heard wished to read the Scriptures. “In or- a rushing wind like a hurricane comder," said he, “ to become a disciple.” ing from the east. We ran out of Do you then wish to become a disciple doors, and saw the eastern mountains, while yet so young? “I do, Sir, be- a mile from our house, all in a glowing cause young people are exposed to flame, and a violent tempest driving death as well as others; and if I should the fire directly towards us. The die without becoming a disciple, I mountains for a mile or more in extent should go to hell; but if I become a were involved in one general blaze; disciple, I should have nothing to fear.” and, as the grass and brushwood were Have you seen your sins ? " I have thick and dry around, the devouring seen some of them.” What sins does element spread and advanced towards your conscience charge you with ? “I

us with amazing rapidity. From have neglected the true God, who has the nature of our house, built of bamsustained me by night and by day, has boo and leaves, we knew that if the fed and clothed me all my days, and I fire reached it, all attempts to save it have worshipped false gods.” But you would be ineffectual. Our only rehave not worshipped Gaudama? “I source would be in precipitate Alight, have not worshipped him, Sir; but

as the house would be reduced to ashes have. neglected the true God." He in the space of ten or fifteen minutes. then confessed some other violations We packed up a few clothes, and other of the divine commands. On his speak- light articles of necessary use, and ing of Christ as a great benefactor, I stood prepared to retreat from the imasked him why we should love Jesus pending danger. The darkness of the Christ.

," said he," he pit- evening heightened our fears, and we ied us, and laid down his life to save had reason to apprehend that tigers, us from hell."

leopards, and other wild beasts, driven

by the fire from their haunts, might Kindness of Dr Callender. beset our path. The fire advanced Jan. 23. Our beloved babe has for still, and came within a few rods of our the last three weeks been severely af. house, when, providentially, the wind flicted with ophthalmia. We feel un- ceased, and the fire subsided. The der great obligations for the assiduous eastern horizon is still glittering with attention which our dear friend, Dr the blaze on the mountains. Thus we Callender, of his Majesty's 45th regi- are again preserved when no human ment, has shown her. Indeed this is hand could save us. Bless the Lord only one of the cases in which we for all his benefits.

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Baptism administered.

April 1. At 8 P. M. left Amherst March 20. At sunrise, witnessed the harbor, and are in hopes of reaching baptism of a young Burman, (rather a Tavoy in two or three days. Siamese) twenty years old; the Lord

5. Came to anchor in the river

miles has been exceedingly gracious to him. twenty-one

below Tavoy. He seems to have more knowledge of Thanks to our heavenly Father for Christ and his gospel, and more love to preserving us during another voyage. God, than some who have heard the

Description of Tavoy. gospel for many years.

April 9, 1828. Arrived with my New Station contemplated.

dear family in Tavoy. The city stands March 27, Thursday. In conse- on a low plain, and is regularly laid out, quence of letters received from the and surrounded by a wall of brick and Corresponding Secretary, advising our a fosse ; the streets intersect each other dispersing, in order to widen the at right angles, and the general appear. sphere of our usefulness, we have late- ance of the people and houses exhibits ly thought much on the subject of much more of comfort and prosperity forming a new station in some part of than that in the neighborhood of the country. We should choose that the Maulamying. The population of the new station should not be very remote place, according to the last census, is from this place; but there is no eligible about 9000, of whom above 6000 are site for a mission within one hundred Burmans. Tavoy is in latitude 13 defifty miles, unless we enter again un- grees 4 minutes, nearly south-east der the government of the Burmese. of Rangoon, and south by east of Mar. Tavoy and Arracan are two important taban, at about 150 miles distance from provinces, ceded by the Burman mon- each. Although the city is on a arch, in the late treaty with the En- low plain, it is surrounded by high glish; and Tavoy (city) in the former, mountains on three sides. Across and the towns of Thoudway and Ram- the mountains on the west side, it ree, not to mention Arracan (city) and is only 15 miles to the sea. It is Cose's bazar, in the latter, are very nearly 35 miles to the mouth of the important places. My brethren have river, and 21 miles from the anchoring decided that it is best for me to go. ground for ships. And as they are very decided in preSering Tavoy, and as Providence las

Reception and Prospects. given us some intimations in favor of On our arrival we were very kindly that place, we have to-day concluded received by the family of Captain to proceed thither immediately. Burney, the Civil Commissioner for

the Tavoy District. What is the deDeparture for Tavoy. sign of Providence in bringing us to March 29. Left Maulamying to-day, this place ;--whether we are to spend taking with us the young Siamese, our days here, or wander still farther, lately baptized, and the Karen, who if we remain here for life, whether has been admitted as a candidate, but we are to toil and labor, and after all, not yet baptized. I hope to enjoy the say, Who hath believed our report? pleasure of baptizing him soon. We or whether God is about to appear in take also four of the school-boys, the mercy, to emancipate the Daways from parents of the other three not being the bondage of idolatry, we cannot forewilling that we should take them away. tell. One thing is certain, we were

March 30, Lord's-day. On board bronght here by the guidance of Provi. the H. C. Ship Ernaad, lying in Am- dence. We have come hither in simple herst harbor.

At sunrise we reach- obedience to what we could consider as ed the ship, and now (evening) are nothing else than an indication of the dicomfortably settled on board. We vine will. Here then, in obedience to expect to rail on Tuesday.

the intimations of Providence, we pitch 31.

Went on shore and visited, our tent. Here we set up our banners. probably for the last time, the old Here, if it is the Lord's will, we are mission house, and our lamented Mrs willing to live and labor, and find our Judson's grave. We can seldom think graves. Our Father, the pilgrim's of Amherst without the most painful God, be thou the guide of our youth. associations. The place itself is delight- If thou hast any work to accomplish by ful, but the events which have occur- us in this place, here are thy servants, red there are extremely painful to our employ us as thou seest best. From pursue no other object than that of of which they probably understood. gerving our God and Redeemer. Myat Poo was here most of the day,

this day, till the close of life, may we


and expressed additional conviction of Visit from Myat Poo. the truth of the Gospel. He is exApril 19. This evening, a young ceedingly meek and docile. man named Myat Poo attended Bur- Death of a Neighbor. man worship with us at the house, and after worship was ended he told me

April 21. We were much disturbhe was inquiring about the true re

ed in our rest last night, by the lamenligion. He said that he came lately account of their relative who died sud

tations and sorrowing of some women, on from Maulamying, where he had heard once or twice about our religion, ever denly in a house near ours. On such since which time he had been con

occasions it is customary for Burman sidering it, and was now strongly in

women (not for men) to sorrow incesclined to embrace it. I began,' he santly from the time the breath of their said, ' to consider while at Maulamying, friend ceases till the body is interred but since I have seen Moung Shway.

or burnt, which is often forty-eight or bwen" and yourself in Tavoy, I have

even sixty hours. Dancing, tombelieved.' I told him not to think toms, cymbals, and various other that by becoming a Christian he would instruments, are united to compose a attain worldly good, o By no means, I

discordant jargon, peculiar, I appreseek not worldly good,' he said, 'I want music is any thing but congenial to the

hend, to heathen ceremonies. This to be saved. My whole past life

mournful scene. seems to be nothing but sin against the eternal God, whom I have neither funeral of our neighbor, I might


22. Thinking that by attending the known nor served.' As we proceeded in conversation, his mind seemed more

some acquaintances, and perhaps inenlightened and his feelings more ex

duce some to come and hear the goscited, and he said, "When I was at pel, I went; and when the priests Maulamying, I had a little light like the joined the procession I mingled with dawn of day; now the sun has risen upon

them. They were about ten in all, me; I was blind, now I see; I feel as if I generally aged respectable looking had passed into another state of exist

I walked by their side. We ence, (i.e.transmigrated.) I am very hap- which were intended principally for

were preceded only by the presents, py.' Afterwards, he added, “As the

grass and shrubbery, which in the hot season

the priests. We had not proceeded are dry and withered, instantly revive, far, before one of them accosted me look green and flourishing when the in Burman fashion, Whither are you

Ans. rains begin to fall, so my mind, which going?.

To the burying has been miserable and almost dead, ground.' Did you know the deceasis now revived and happy.t Before the

ed ? Ans. He was my neighbor

* Your friend?' Ans. evening was spent, he said his mind and friend.' was made up, he renounced Boodhism, Yes. All the people of Tavoy are my and embraced Christianity; and al- friends., Is it good for me to attend the though a sojourner here before, he

funeral ?" Yes, very good.” A few now wished to reside here permanent arrived at the place of performing fu

desultory remarks were inade, and we ly, and enjoy farther instructions. I gave him a book, desiring him to read neral rites. It was near a gilded pait carefully and consider so weighty a

goda surrounded by a large number matter somewhat longer, which he of smaller pagodas and zayats. When said he would do, adding, that he the whole procession had arrived, the should come again to-morrow.

corpse which was laid in a large wood

ed coffin of peculiar construction, fanVisit from Burmans, &c. tastically dressed up with gilt paper April 20, Lord's-day. About twenty and other tinsel ornaments, was laid Burmans come in, as they said, “to upon a hillock formed apparently by hear the new teacher.' I read a por- the ashes of previous funeral rites, tion of Scripture, and engaged in and while preparations were making prayer, and made a few remarks, some to burn the corpse, the priests invited

me to a shady seat, and then with the * Moung Shway-bwen is the Siamese Christian

multitude gathering around me, began who accompanied us from Maulamying. He

to make inquiries. It was a happy cir. knew Myat Poo in that place.

cumstance that we understood each | This is an exceedingly expressive figure in India. other very readily. They soon con.


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