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jectured, without my telling them, When the priests had assigned me a that I was a religious teacher, and good seat and had all seated themselves when they found that I came from a near me, they pressed me to tell them far country,—nay, from a country of about my religion. I finally said, the which they had never heard,—the God we worship is free from sickness, very existence of which was contrary old age, birth, death, and annihilato Gaudama's instructions in geogra- tion; is descended from no one, but phy, their curiosity was very much exists of himself, eternally, without excited. The priests inquired if I beginning, end, or change. • What is received offerings from Burmans. I his name?' His name is the true told them I would not receive offerings God. Of what race is he? He is that were made with a design of ob- of his own race, without an equal or a taining merit.

Why not? Because progenitor. “ Where does he reside ?" I do not believe that men who are sin- Every where; but he displays his ners can have any merit. And to re- glories in heaven.' But tell us more ceive their offerings would be the same distinctly, where his residence is.' as sanctioning their errors. * But how He is a spirit without a body, and is are men destitute of merit?' Ans. ' All so glorious and exalted a being, that men having sinned against the true we cannot conceive of his nature or God, by transgressing his law, they his residence.' “I understand you,' cannot merit any thing at his hand; said one of them, our minds are not and if they know not the true God, but mature enough to attain to such worship a false one, and obey not the knowledge. I added that Gaudama, true law, they add sin to sin, and un- the being whom the Burmans worshipless some way of salvation be found out, ped, was the very reverse of all this; to they must suffer the consequences of which the priests assented. When all their sins. The priests assented; and was over, several of the priests who inquired, “Have you found out that were going different ways, seemed way? Ans. I have heard that there is a desirous of my company. As the offiway, and knowing that the Daways ciating priest was going the same way have not heard the joyful tidings, I with me, I walked with him into town. have come to proclaim them. They He was a well proportioned, grey requested me to explain my doctrine headed, smiling, but dignified old man. on the spot; which I thought it pru. As we walked along, he took hold of my dent to decline, and told them, that as arm, and said, “You have come to Tavoy, I was not skilful in their language, then, to teach religion. I answered yes and had no Scriptures with me, I chose -and he smiled-probably in contempt. not to preach at present; but if they Such was my first interview with the would come to my house, I would tell ecclesiastics of this place thirteen days them what I could. One of the priests after my arrival. May it be followed said, “I want to see this teacher again by some good results. It will now be

He inquired where I known in every corner of the town that lived, and added, "I shall come to see a foreign teacher of a new religion has you.'

arrived. It would not be strange if the They asked me many more ques- priests will condemn me as a dangertions, invited me to see their ceremo- ous heretic, and warn the people against nies, conducted me back to the coolest coming to hear me. But great is the seats, and when the funeral rites were truth, and it will prevail. over, we all repaired to a zayat, where the priests received their presents.

(To be continued.)

very much."


Extract from a Letter to the Corresponding Secretary. Rev. and dear Sir,

Tavoy, Oct. 11, 1828. We are going on as usual in our work. No baptisms since the third of August. One or two persons give us encouragement. Mrs Boardman has commenced a boarding school for girls; but it'is a subject of very deep regret to us all that the Tavoy women speak so impure Burman, that Burmans who have lived here fifteen or twenty years cannot understand them. This is a most serious impediment to my dear partner in all her intercourse with the females of this place. We are constantly obliged to call an interpreter, in order to converse with them. The Karens in this province are attentive to the Gospel. We have much reason to hope they will, ere long, embrace it in sincerity. We are favored with excellent health.

Yours in the Gospel, GEO. D. BOARDMAN.

Middlesex and Norfolk Missionary 20 Wednesday in April, 1830. Rev.

Society, Auxiliary to the Baptist William Leverett of Roxbury, was apBoard of Foreign Missions. pointed first, and Rev. Moses Curtis This Society held its third Annual the object of this Society to excite the

of Canton, second preacher. As it is Meeting in the Baptist Meeting-house churches to more zeal and activity in at Roxbury, on Wednesday, April 1st. the cause of Christ, and especially to Delegates were present from Primary Societies in Cambridge, West-Cam- effort for the spread of the gospel, it is

more fervent prayer and systematic bridge, Canton, Charlestown, Dedham, hoped every Baptist Church in the Framingham, Woburn, Randolph and Counties of Middlesex and Norfolk Roxbury. It having been previously announced that the meeting

would be will be represented at the next annual public, a large number of the friends meeting, and that all the moneys raised of Missions were present. After sing sions, will, hereafter, flow into the

within these Counties for Foreign Mising a hymn, the blessing of God was supplicated in behalf

of the Society general treasury through this channel. and of Missions, by Rev. Mr Curtis During the last three years, (the whole of Canton. Interesting and appropriate

period of its existence) this Society has addresses were then delivered by Mr paid over to the General Board a little

more than 1200 dollars that is, on an E. Lincoln of Boston, Rev. Mr Jackson of Charlestown, Rev. Mr Jacobs of average, about 400 dollars each year.

If all the churches would establish Cambridge, Rev. Mr Nelson of West-Cambridge, Rev. Mr Prain of Primary Societies, or form themselves Framingham, and Rev. Mr Aldrich of connected with the County Auxiliary,

into Missionary Societies, and become Dedham. The remarks that were made on this occasion, and especially raised the next year, and the amount

there is no doubt 800 dollars would be the gratifying intelligence which was

would be annually increasing.

Becommunicated respecting the revivals at our missionary stations in Burmah, and it will display itself in holy action,

nevolence is the very soul of religion, evidently produced much feeling, in when objects, worthy of its attention, the assembly, and left a salutary impression on their minds; an impression, which facts shall be stated, respecting

are presented. Public meetings in which will, it is believed, lead to more

the actual condition of the heathen, fervent prayer and more united exertions for the spread of the gospel and their misery-and in which informa

their ignorance, their degradation, the conversion of the heathen. In the tion shall be communicated relating to evening, Rev. Mr Putnam of Randolph, the character, the wants, the sufferdelivered a discourse, happily adapted to inspire benevolent feelings and stimu- ings and the success of our Missionalate to action, from Act XX. 35, “Yeries and in which the commands of ought to remember the words of the Christ, the obligations of Christians, Lord Jesus, how he said, 'It is more presented in the gospel, shall be en.

and the motives for pious exertion blessed to give than to receive.” Af ter which a collection was taken up in forced-meetings of this character, it behalf of the Society amounting to 24 is believed, will, under the blessing of

God, exert an influence, in every place dollars. At this meeting, Rev. Charles Train; favorable both to personal piety and to

in which they may be held, highly of Framingham, Rev. Bela Jacobs, and Dea. Levi Farwell of Cambridge, and

religious activity. Every Christian Rev. William Leverett of Roxbury, the universal spread of the gospel - for

must of necessity desire and pray for were appointed delegates from this Society to the General Convention, to he the conversion of the world to Christ. convened in Philadelphia, on the 29th And this event will, at no very distant inst.

period, be accomplished. The earth The officers of the Society the en

shall be filled with the glory of God

his Son shall have the heathen for his suing year, are Rev. Charles Train, President.

inheritance, and the uttermost parts of

the earth for his possession. The Bela Jacobs, Vice President. Henry Jackson, Cor. Sec'ry.

kingdoms of this world shall become William Leverett, Rec. Sec’ry. and he shall reign from sea to sea, and


kingdoms of our Lord Jesus Christ, Dea. James Fosdick, Treasurer.

from the river to the ends of the earth. The Society will hold its next an- Through the instrumentality of his nual meeting in Framingham, on the people, God is now reconciling the world to himself, and this blessed work Extract of a Letter from Reo. John will go on and hasten to its consumma- Peck, to a friend in Salem. tion, just in proportion to the prayers

Rock Spring, Mar. 23, 1829. and exertions of Christians. God grant • The state of things at the Seminary that our denomination, as well other re

is most interesting. The seriousness, ligious communities, may realize their that has for some months been graduobligations, and unitedly arise in the ally increasing, has assumed the strength of their Redeemer, and let characteristics of a revival among the their light shine and their influence students, which prevails generally extend over the whole earth.

A number have professed to be convertIn behalf of the Society,

ed, amongst whom are some, whose W. LEVERETT, Rec. Secry. minds are already inquiring the path

of duty in relation to the ministry. I can perceive, that correct principles

are making a steady and successful REVIVALS OF RELIGION.

progress through the country.


soon shall have our tract system in Extract of a Letter from Rev. J. Hart- successful operation. The second

well, Jr. to a friend in this vicinity, Saturday and Sabbath in April, a meet. dated Sumterville, S. C. March 13, ing is appointed to be holden, and if 1829.

expedient, to constitute a church at •The Lord has here placed me in an

the Seminary. It is expected that extensive field for ministerial labor, several will be baptized on the occa

sion.” and has given me to hope that my labors are not in vain. I have had the happiness of baptizing about two hun- THE CONVERTED INDIAN PRINCE. dred and seventy-five, within the last Perhaps few uninspired works have eighteen months, and the revival is been more extensively blessed to the still in happy progress in several places conversion of sinners, than the inestiin this vicinity. We have had a great mable treatise, Baxter's Call to the display of the power of the Spirit of Unconverted. It has been translated God in the conversion of sinners. I ioto numerous languages, and the numsuppose that in the time above mention- ber of copies dispersed cannot be estied, not less than one thousand have inated. Mr Elliot, the apostle of the joined the different churches in this Indians, translated the work into the (Sumter) District. What hath God Indian language. Dr Rippon, of Lonwrought!

don, in a Sermon delivered before the "I forwarded you, by last mail, the Society for promoting Christian Knowlminutes of the Charleston Association, edge, states an instance of peculiar by them you will see that my engage attachment to the work in a young ments are not few. The Principal of Indian Prince, which he remarks, is our Furman Academy and Theological recorded too briefly in the few followInstitution, having resigned and left, ing lines of Mr Elliot's Life, written the committee have appointed me as by Cotton Mather. his successor, at least for the present • Methinks I see that juvenile Sayear; and feeling that private gratifi- chem; the tufted feathers wave on his cation ought to give way to public head ; his hair in double tresses drops utility, I have consented to give up loosely on this side and on that, decormy anticipated journey to the north ated with corals and with silver rings; the ensuing summer, and accept the a piece of gold is suspended from the appointment. Our Institution is yet cartilage of his nostrils, and the lappets in its very infancy, and has great diffi- of his ears are hung with pearls, with culties to encounter and many enemies flowers, and with silver crosses. This to oppose.

It is an opinion, but too part of his face is streaked with blue, popular, that if God calls a man to the emblem of peace among Indians ; preach, it is of no consequence whether and that part of it with vermilion, the he knows any thing or not; conse- signal of readiness for war. A broad quently, we have good as well as bad collar of violet wampum ornaments his men against us. I think, however, breast, on which hangs the scalping that this opinion is yielding to the more knife; in his hand is the tomahawk; correct idea that those who would his hatchet is hung on his girdle, and, in teach others, must first be taught them- all the insolence of pride, he says, An selves,

Indian cares not for the Long Knives, (meaning the Americans) nor for the daughters of men, of every tribe, in God of the Long Knives. But, 0 às- whatever clime they breathe. This tonishing compassion and grace! this I cannot but assure myself was his God, this insulted God, cared for him. spirit; and through a long, lingering Mr John Cotton, an eminent Indian disorder, he kept reading Mr Baxter's Missionary, carried the news of salva. Call to the Unconverted, with floods tion to the savage clan, in which this of tears in his eyes, till he died.' young Prince was a Sachem. Mr Baxter's Call to the Unconverted was AID IN DISTRIBUTING TRACTS. also given him. The lion become a At a Meeting of the Executive Committee of lamb. Immediately the scalping-knife, 16, 1829, a communication was received from a

the American Tract Society, New York, March the fatal tomahawk, and the bloody Committee of the Baptist General Convention, hatchet, were abandoned, all abandon requesting aid in the distribution of Tracts in Bur?

mab and Liberia. ed, for the Calumet, the pipe of friend

Resolved, That 300 dollars be presented to ship; while the tremendous war- the Baptist General Convention, to be appropriwhoop is exchanged, for an air now ated to the Burman Mission, to aid in their Tract well known among the converted In- operations; the conditions of the grant to be the dians, Glory to God in the highest;

same as adopted by the Committee, with refer

ence to all appropriatious for Tracts in foreign on earth peace ; good will amoug the languages; also, ihat 25,000 pages of Tracts in Six Nations, among the Long Knives, English, be granted for gratuitous circulation at

Liberia.” and the great people beyond the river;

A true copy from the Minutes.

WILLIAM A. HALLOCK, Cor. Sec. A.TS. yea, good will among all the sons and

By J. TALBOT, Assist. Sec.



Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention for the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, from March 28, to April 18, 1829. By Cash from Archibald Smith, jr. Treasurer

From General Committee of Churches of the of the York Baptist Society, Auxiliary, &c.

Charleston, S. C. Baptist Association, per contributed as follows, viz.

W. Riley, Esq.

286,97 By balance due, 2,00

H. LINCOLN, Treas. Prom Mrs Lydia Taylor,

1,00 Berwick Great Hill Primary Soc. 1,69

The Treasurer has also received the Wells Primary Society,


following sums for publishing the Elder William Goding,


Bible in the Burman language.
John Twambly & others, Berwick, 2,76
Fem. Primary Soc. Sanford,

By Cash from Rev. C. P. Grosvenor, it having
Rev. Abner Flanders,


been contributed by individuals belonging to Pri. Soc. Alfred and Waterborough, 8,81 40,00 the 1st Bap. Church and Society in Boston,

and collected by Miss Lydia C. Jepson, 50,00 Received from Mr Gindrat, Montgom

From John Withers of Alexandria, Va. per ery, Alabama, fur Star in 1825, 6,38

Rev. S. H. Cone, N. Y.

50,00 From the Alabama Convention, in

From Thomas Morton, Freedonia, N. Y. con1826,


tributed by himself ani other friends, to From the Alabama Conv. in 1827,

aid in publishing the N. Test. in Burmah, 10,00

36,94 From Rev. James Gillpatrick, Blue Hill, From Rev. S. W.

Maine, per Mr. T. W. Merrill,

5,00 Mr R.H.


From Rev. Amos Allen, being a part of a A Christian friend,


legacy left in his hands by the late Deacon A female friend,


Solomon Billings, Brooksville, Maine, to
Per S.

5,00 be appropriated to some benevolent object, From Oliver T. Cutter, Treasurer of the Juv.

per Mr T. W. Merrill,

20,00 Missionary Society, Cambridge,

10,88 By subscription, being New Year's present From friends in Exeter, N. H. for publishing

from friends in Sedgwick, Maine, per the Bible in Burmah,

8,00 T. W. Merrill, viz. From For. Miss. Soc. Hancock, Maine, Aux.

From Rev. Daniel Merrill Sedgwick, Me. 10,00 &c. for Burman Mission, by Andrew

John Means, Esq.

10,00 Witham, Esq. Treas. per Mr T. W.Merrill, 101,13 Col. Rowland Carlton,

10,00 From H. B. Rounds, Esq. Treasurer of the

Hezekiah Dodge,

3,00 Utica Bap. For. Miss. Society, 25,00 Capt. Richard Allen,

5,00 From Henry Darling, per Mr E. Lincoln,.

Ebenezer Mirick,

2,00 Mrs Matilda How, of N. Y. per Rev.

Daniel Merrill, Jr. Esq.

2,00 George Keely, 10,00 Dea. Jonathan Allen,

1,00 From Mrs Ann Salstonstall, of H. to be ap

Peter Dodge,

1,00 propriated to the Baptist Missions among

Thomas Allen,

1,00 the Indians upon our Western Frontiers,

Elisha Allen,

1,00 per Rev. George Keely, 20,00 Mis Sally Allen,

1,00 From a friend to Missions, in Milton, for

Capt. B. C. Sargent, Burman Mission,

Azur Cole, From friends in the 1st Baptist Church,




Friend, Boston, collected by Miss Jepson , for the

51,00 Burman Bible, per Rev. Mr Grosvenor,


From“A well wisher to Zion," for publishFrom an unknown friend, for Burman Miss.

ing the Bible in Burmah, per Mr T. W. per Rev. Mr Grosvenor,



A number of friends in the Third Baptist Society, Buston, have agreed to present Dr Sharp, 50 dollars, to become a subscriber for the Burman Bible.

*** The Treasurer's Account of the Auxiliary Society of Middlesex and Norfolk Counties, will be inserted in our next Number.

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(From a Sermon, delivered by the Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Charlestown, March 8, 1829, being the Lord's-day after her interment.)

Miss PORTER was the only child of her mother, and she a widow. The mother had anticipated much from the future life of her daughter, in which she was justified from that uniformly kind and affectionate deportment she witnessed. But alas ! her fond expectation, like the early flower, was sadly blighted by the frost of death. After watching the progress of her disease for more than eleven months, she was at length called to witness her departure—but it was a departure to a happier world, on the morning, with which every Christian's heart associates the most endearing recollections. That was a Lord's-day morning, never to be forgotten by her who appears among us, with a heart filled with grief. I shall not attempt to describe what I suppose must have been the great and glorious discoveries of the deceased. We bea lieve she entered the joy of her Lord, where her enraptured spirit beheld her compassionate Redeemer, and commenced, what she sang so often on earth, the song of Moses and the Lamb.

Miss Porter became deeply interested in the welfare of her soul, more than three years since, at a meeting of the Dorcas Societya Society of ladies of this congregation, constituted to aid and encourage young gentlemen, who are patronized by Education Societies, and designed for the sacred ministry. It is, I believe, their general practice at their monthly meetings, while they endeavor to inspire benevolent, to promote also, by prayer and the perusal of religious publications, pious feelings. The remarks at one of these associations were never obliterated from the mind of the deceased. She entertained a hope in the mercy of God; and after much trembling and deep solicitude, presented herself a candidate to this church, and received baptism, June 25, 1826.

There was nothing remarkable in the life of Miss Porter during her last sickness, till within three weeks prior to her death, except what characterizes many other Christians, an ardent desire to render herself useful in every possible manner to those around her. JUNE, 1829.


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