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ted something in provisions, to-sidered very doubtful; probably, wards sustaining the teacher,while however, but in small degree, and his salary is paid by the Board. that under the influence of better The number of children is proba- men than their advisers, they bly about 30. A third school has might have been induced to adopt been set up at Gatugidsee, by the a different conduct. About this natives, and though not supported time, Mr Compere received an from your funds, is visited and en- invitation to become the pastor couraged by Mr Jones with no of a church, and the Board apless promise of benefit from his proved of his accepting it; and religious counsels than the others. resolved to suspend the Mission

The attention of Mr Jones for for the present, or until the pleasthe year, has been chiefly directed ure of the Convention should be to the acquisition of the language, ascertained. and to evangelical labors. He

Tinsawatta. has not confined himself to the station, but established preaching

The school kept at this place, tely, Gatugidsee, and Gun- has been removed to Hickory-lognee, or Long-Bullet ; at all of town in Georgia, where there is which there have been indica- a prospect of about 30 scholars, tions of special divine influence. under the instruction of Rev. Two have been baptized, and Duncan O'Briant. Rev. L. Meeks, others evince a spirit of solemn who has been accustomed to visit inquiry.

the station once a quarter, is ex

pected to continue his supervisWithington.

ion. Several of the members of This Station was commenced the Tinsawatta church reside among the Creeks on the Chata- here, and will, with others, rehoochee river, within the limits of ceive the pastoral labors of Mr Alabama. It has never appeared

O'Briant. to be an object either of desire or favor, by the principal leaders of

Sault De St. Marie, Michigan Tera the Tribe, who have counteracted

ritory, (15 miles below the S. E.

end of lake Superior.) the efforts of your Missionary, Rev. Mr Compere, almost invariably. The establishment at this place They have not attended preaching, was commenced the last year, by or been willing that others should, Rev. Abel Bingham, whose famithough their hostility has not ly is expected to join him this broken out into acts of open vio- spring. It is intended for the lence till within the last year. Chippewas; and, by its location, During that period, they have promises the best advantage to prohibited even their slaves from them, while it will afford the ophearing the gospel, and prevented portunity of usefulness to the U. Š. such of them as had become pious garrison in its immediate vicinity; from attending even privately on Mr Bingham has been received the means of grace, without ex- and treated with much kindness posing themselves to severe pun- by Col. Schoolcraft, and by the ishment. On one occasion, sever- officers of the garrison. On openal of the latter were insolently ing the School, it was attended by seized and scourged at the mission more than fifty children, though house, in the presence of Mrs the average number will not Compere, and in the absence of probably exceed forty.

Beher husband. Measures were sides preaching every Sabbath to adopted by your Missionary and the Indians, Mr Bingham regularthe Board, to procure toleration, ly performs one service among but without success. How far the other inhabitants in the settle, this spirit of opposition is to be ment, with encouraging prospects traced to the Indians, may be con- of success. Already has the

ment.

word excited a spirit of deep in- stantly informed of the leading terest and inquiry in some of the facts and details in Missionary lahearers.

bor. Choctaw Academy.

The Columbian Star, and Amer

ican Baptist Magazine, are the This institution at Great Cross- property of the Convention, and ings, Scott County, Kentucky, is well worthy of extensive patronin a flourishing state. Its Princi- age. Several thousand copies of pal is the Rev. Thomas Hender- them are issued; but it is highly son, who appears to be happily desirable that the number should qualified for the station he fills. be much increased. The Memoir The pupils are from various In- of Mrs Judson, just published by dian tribes, and have increased to the Board, is rich in every thing ninety-eight, all of whom are sup- that interests the heart. No work, ported by annuities from govern- it is thought, which has come be

The Lancastrian system fore the public, has been received of instruction has been introduced with more favor. The Biograhere, and is thought to be “ad- pher bas more than answered our mirably adapted to promote or- highest anticipations; and having der, and excite emulation." A completed the service assigned most happy revival of religion him, made a generous surrender has recently been experienced, of it and all its proceeds, to the and twenty-six youths have be- cause of Christ. An edition of come hopeful subjects of grace, 3500 copies was taken up in about fourteen of whom have united six weeks, and a second edition, with the Baptist church. This of 4000 copies, nearly prepared event must be hailed as highly by the publishers; and it is hoped auspicious in its aspect upon the that no family will be without future welfare of their respective so valuable a treasure. *tribes. Col. Richard M. Johnson, lately of the Senate of the United

State of the Treasury. States, exercises a special care The Treasurer has received from over all the concerns of this Sem- Apr. 1828, to Apr. 1829, $16061,90, inary, and is its responsible pa- and paid out 13764,64, leaving an tron.

apparent balance in his hands of

2297,21. But the claims now existPublications of the Convention.

ing against the Treasury, amount It is a fact well ascertained, to more than the surplus funds; that the disposition steadily and so that in fact, the Board is enefficiently to promote Missionary tirely destitute of means for prosand other benevolent operations, ecuting its important objects. It is graduated by the amount of cor- must be obvious to all, that the inrect information which individu- come of the Board is every way als and communities possess. In inadequate to the fair demands this view, the religious journals of which are made upon it. They the day, are exerting a powerful represent a vast body of the Chrisand réfreshing influence. They tian church, and realize that the are widening their circulation, heathen world has a proportionand awakening new interest eve- ate claim on them for their amount ry week. Many inquire after of labor in carrying the gospel to them, and are unwilling to be de- every creature.

The Missionapied their perusal; while others ries they now have in employ, are less acquainted with what they merely an earnest of what should contain, require to be invited, be in the field, and serve rather to and even urged to read them. descry and report the wants, than Every minister, and other intelli- to supply them. So urgent have gent friend, will take care that been the solicitations from them those around him, are kept con- for assistance, that the Board de

success

termined some months since, so to diffuse evangelical sentiments, soon as suitable brethren should the spirit recently displayed at offer, to send out, at least, three. Maulamying, leaves us too much Under such circumstances, they reason to suppose, that had he deem further measures indispen- been successful in making consable, to arouse public senti- verts, the strong arm of authority ment, and call the energies of the would instantly have repressed Denomination into action. What his efforts, and cut short his prothose measures shall be, the Con- gress. As it now is, the labors of vention, they trust, will delibe- brethren are no way retarded by rately consider. It is at present the spirit of hostility which has believed, that no plan promises arrayed itself against the successsuch certain and effective sup- ful march of truth, and all who port, as the formation of auxilia- have been subjected by it. ry societies, within convenient

2. The

which has distances, through the medium of

crowned the labors of the Miswhich every church may forward

sionaries, while it is calculated to to the General Treasury, the amount raised by it. Where the holy ardor in the work, has been

inspire gratitude, confidence, and object is presented in this distinct conferred in a way to exclude all shape, unclogged by an alliance self-reliance and boasting, and with any other benevolent pur- lead us directly to God. How pose, it is more certain of its due share of attention, without dimin- long have our best efforts been ishing the amount raised for oth applicd, and to how little apparent er Missions. Were all our minis- purpose, till the Spirit of the Lord

was poured out.

Yet we now ters and churches to combine in the system, a comparatively small see, that it is not a vain thing to amount from each would supply all the misgivings we have indulg,

serve God, and are rebuked for all that is now required :--and will ed. Our eyes should be directed not every church feel itself sacredly bound to bear its propor- work; and while they are, we

to him in the prosecution of every tion ?

should neither faint nor be discouraged, but be assured, that in due

season we shall reap. Nothing is Reflections on the Mission to Bur- too hard for God, and though the mah.

vision tarry, wait for it, for it shall 1. The friends of this mission surely speak, and not lie. may most distinctly recognize the 3. Such is the character of the hand of Providence, as indicating late converts, as clearly to suggest by recent developements, great the duty of enlarging our plans favor towards it. In this light, and expectations. They intimate must be viewed the transfer of that more is to be accomplished so large a portion of Burman ter- by the Mission than we had anritory with its inhabitants, to the ticipated. We have been thinksovereignty and protection of ing, to benefit the Burmans chiefBritish laws. For a season, the ly if not exclusively, and although aspect of the war was most dark this is the prominent and worthy and unpromising to all our opera- object, we are invited by events, tions, while it actually became the to contemplate the salvation of source of severe and protracted others also, as no less important. sufferings to the Missionaries ; but On the borders of Burmah are it is now apparent that God meant China and Hindostan; and occait for good. Notwithstanding the sionally the natives of those vast seeining change indicated in the empires, intermix, and swell the policy of the monarch, in permit- population of Burman towns and ting Dr Price without restraint, distriots.

One from each of those coun- Supplement to Boys' School. tries is already numbered among the disciples, and is heartily en- We are now enabled to say, gaged in persuading his fellows to that all our anticipations as just embrace the faith of the Gospel. expressed, are more than realized. What an advantage and privilege, The school is increased to 19, and to have thus the door of access further additions were daily exopened to the millions of these pected. It is taught by Moung people. More especially is it so, Shway Bwen and L Ke Cheang, in reference to China, for whose Burman and Chinese converts, spiritual improvement so little under the superintendence of Mr has yet been done, and for whom Boardman. İts establishment is so little could be done, from the an object of favor with all connumberless barriers that obstruct cerned. The Civil Commissioner the way. Their language is most for the Provinces has interested difficult; and when acquired, it is himself in it, and desired Mr Boardno less difficult to gain access to man to draw on him for 50 Madras the people. But at this point, a rupees a month, towards its supconnecting link exists, and what port, and many of the parents of could not be attempted with secu- the children, particularly the Chirity, within Chinese influence, nese, have requested that their may here be carried on with hope sons might be taught the princiof success. Instruction may be ples of the Christian religion. given to those who reside at, or Mrs Boardman is about commencvisit Tavoy, and by means of them ing a boarding school for girls, as tracts and portions of the Scrip- her heart is much set on the object tures may be conveyed to the of raising Burman females from heart of their country. Shall we their state of ignorance, to the lose this advantage ? or awake to knowledge of God and salvation; it in all its importance, and fur- but no details can now be given. nish the means necessary to its In view of these most encouragprosecution, and amidst ascending ing facts, every heart must. glow supplications, offer special prayer with gratitude and animating confor this?

fidence of success.
LUCIUS BOLLES, Cor, Sec'ry.

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BOARD OF MANAGERS.
Rev. WILLIAM STAUGHTON, D. D. President.
Rev. DANIEL SHARP, D. D.
Rev. JESSE MERCER,

Vice Presidents.
Rev. N. KENDRICK, D. D.
Rev. STEPHEN CHAPIN, D. D.
Hon. HEMAN LINCOLN, Treasurer.
Rev. Lucius BOLLES, D. D. Corresponding Secretary.

Rev. JAMES D. KNOWLES, Recording Secretary.
Rev. Wm. T. Brantly, Rev. Henry Jackson, Rev. G. F. Davis.
Rev. John L. Dagg,

Rev, David Benedict, Rev. Charles Train, Rey. S. H. Cone, Rev. Adiel Sherwood, Rev. N. W. Williams, Rey. Basil Manly,

Thomas Stokes, Esq. Rev. David Jones,
Dea. William Crane, William Colgate, Esq. Rev. C. G. Sommers,
Rev. B. Jacobs,
Levi Farwell, Esq.

Rev. C. P. Grosvenor,
Rey. Elon Galusha, Hon. Thomas Stocks, Mr Ensign Lincoln,
Rev. Samuel Cornelius, Rev. Irah Chase, Rev. Thomas B. Ripley,
Rev. John Kerr,

Rev. F. Wayland, jr. D. D. Rev. Alva Sabin, Rev. Jonathan Going, Rev. Alfred Bennett, Rev. Hubbell Loomis. R. B. SEMPLE, D. Pres.

of the Convention.

Ex Officio, { HOWARD MALCOM, Sec'ry, JUNE, 1829.

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MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION.

Sansom-Street Baptist Meeting-House,
Philadelphia, April 29,

1829. The Convention met at 11 o'clock. The Committee on elections report

The former President and Secreta- ed, and were discharged. (See list of ry resumed their place, according to members.) the provisions of the Constitution.

A communication from the Managers After singing a hymn, the meeting of the American Sunday School Union, was opened with prayer by brother proffering the use of their rooms, where Maclay of New-York.

would be found the religious periodiThe delegates presented their res

cals, &c.; and at the same time invitpective credentials.

ing the members of the Convention to Resolved, That brethren Lincoln, view the various operations of their esWaterman, Manly, Cobb, and Farwell, tablishment, was read. be a committee to examine the cre

Resolved, That we gratefully accept dentials, and report who are entitled to the kind offer of the American Sunday

School Union. seats.

Resolved, That an election for Pres. Resolved, That brethren Benedict, ident and Secretary be now made by Colgate, and Farwell, be appointed a ballot. Messrs Cone and Malcom Committee on the Treasurer's accounts. were requested by the Chairman to Adjourned to 9 o'clock, to-morrow. collect and count the votes. The Rev.

Prayer by Dr Sharp of Boston. R. B. Semple, D. D. was chosen President, and Rev, Howard Malcom, Sec.

Friday, 9 o'clock, A. M. Resolved, That the Convention ad

Prayer by brother Cornelius of Aljourn every day at 1 o'clock.

exandria. Resolved, That a conference meet- Minutes of yesterday were read. ing be held every evening, at half past The Committee on the Treasurer's seven o'clock, and that brethren Bolles, accounts reported them correctly kept, Jacobs, and Dagg, be requested to and sustained by suitable vouchers. make the necessary arrangements. Resolved, that the Report be acAdjourned.

cepted. Prayer by brother Chapin, of D. C. Resolved, That ministering brethren

present be invited to a seat with us in Afternoon, 3 o'clock.

deliberation. Convention met. Prayer by Dr

The following persons accepted the Staughton.

invitation, viz. The Corresponding Secretary, Dr Bolles, read at length the Report of the

Henry Smalley, Thomas Brown, Board, after which a letter was read

J. 0. Choules, Robert Ryland, just received from brother Boardman, I. M'Coy,

R. W. Cushman, Joseph Shepherd, and other intelligence given.

Wm. Strawbridge, Several hymns were sung, and

John Rogers,

Peter Simondson, brethren Ballentine and Manly prayed. Charles Hopkins,

J. C. Welch, J. M. Challiss, And it was resolved that a prayer J. S. C. F. Frey, J. H. Kennard,

Charles Moore, meeting be held in this place every John Hewson, Sam'l Huggens, morning, at 6 o'clock. The printed statement of receipts J. P. Peckworth, T. J. Kitts,

C. S. Hall, John S. Jenkins, and payments, as required by the last Convention, was laid on the table for

William Moore, John Booth, distribution.

Samuel Smith, Joseph Matthias. Adjourned.

It being stated that the Board of

Trustees of Columbian College, D. C. Thursday, 9 o'clock.

did not consider the vote of this Con. Prayer by brother Bolles of Salem, vention, at its last triennial meeting, in

relation to that institution as imperaThe Report of the Board was called tive, and have not for this and other up and accepted. Ordered, that it be reasons expressed by them, obtained printed with the accompanying docu- the patronage of any other Associaments, under the direction of the Board. tion of Baptists; and that those valua

A communication from the Trustees of ble brethren who for three years past Columbian College was received and have been activeiy and personally en. read. Ordered, that it be laid on the table. gaged in sustaining the College, deem

Mass.

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