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of native children, were here reclaimed from their heathenish customs, and taught to read the sacred Scriptures. Two native men at Grand Cape Mount, being brought to the knowledge of the truth, were baptized; both of whom manifest a strong desire to labor for the salvation of their fellow countrymen. A young man, named John Revey, who has been teaching school eight years in Africa, was received into the fellowship of the church by baptism, about two years ago. The native mission school was removed from Monrovia to Grand Cape Mount, and placed under his care. The native kings were anx; ious that this school should be supported, and it continued to prosper until the death of our Missionary. We have learned that one of the Swiss Missionaries has since taken charge of the school, though the natives greatly prefer an English or American teacher. The Baptist church at Monrovia, consisting now of about one hundred members, and a Missionary Society in that town, remain as evidences of the fidelity and success with which our Missionary performed the duties of his station. It is a source of consolation to the friends of Mr Cary, that though his life was terminated in an unexpected moment, and in a most distressing manner, the unwearied diligence and fidelity with which he discharged the important trust confided to his carehis zeal for the honor of religion, and the purity and piety of his general conduct, bave gained him a reputation which must live in grateful remembrance, as long as the interesting Colony exists, in whose service he lived and died. Your Committee cannot help expressing their regret, that so small a portion of benevolent feeling has been exercised towards this Mission, and that 80 little has been accomplished during the eight years of its existence. They believe, however, that what has been done ought to animate us to more enlarged and vigorous efforts for its future support and prosperity.
When it is considered that the American Colonization Society have already introduced hundreds of our people into Africa, and that there is reason to believe assuredly, that they will soon have thousands there—that the trade with that country is rapidly increasing—that a respectable church of our own de. nomination already exists in Monrovia, which is prepared with a Missionary Society there to aid our operations—that the natives greatly desire the establishing of schools and the preaching of the gospel—that Missionaries can be supported there, ander these circumstances, for one fourth of the amount requisite for the maintenance of Missionaries in the east, or even on our own frontiers—and that they can immediately commence their work in their own language, may we not hope that some brethren of competent talents will be found to offer themselves for this noble work, and that a spirit of liberality and of prayer, on this behalf, will pervade the churches throughout our happy and prosperous country ?
Your Committee have not had sufficient time to give to this subject all the consideration which it demands, yet they indulge the hope that the importanco of the object, and the facilities for obtaining it, thus briefly and imperfectly stated, may, through the blessing of God, serve to awaken the minds of our churches to this subject.
We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions :
Resolved, That this Convention cherish a grateful recollection of the selfdenying labors of our late lamented Missionary to Africa, Rev. Lott Cary; and that we sympathize with his family, the American Colonization Society, and the church at Monrovia, in the loss they have sustained in his death.
Resolved, That it be recommended to the Board, to take measures for supplying the vacancy occasioned by the death of brother Cary, as soon as possible, by an able white Missionary: And that they endeavor to the utmost of their power, to promote the success of this Mission, as one in which the Convention feel a special interest.
S. CORNELIUS, Chairman.
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of
43,63 Cash to aid in publishing the Bible in the Burman language, from a friend to the Bible anıl Missionary cause,
15,00 From Dea. J. Loring, Treas. of the Boston Bap. Aux. &c. to be appropriated as follows: For female schools in India,
-440,00 From Juv. Soc. connected with the Fem. Sab. School belonging
to the Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Boston, to aid in the education
of a child at Carey Station by the name of Margaret B. Doyle, 22,00 From Lincoln & Edmands, being profits on first edition of Memoir of Mrs Judson,
350,00 From Burman Fem. Ed. Soc. Boston, to be appropriated exclusive
ly for the education of Burman children, per Mrs C. A. Wilbur, 188,00 From Rev. Elias McGregory, contributed as follows: From people in Suffield, Ct.
31,27 From Agawam, Mass. per Rev. T. Barrett,
10,00 Ashfield and vicinity,
6,10 Donations from a number of individuals,
2,73 For printing the Bible in Burmah,
50,10 John Conant, Esq. being part of a bequest from Mr Stevens for Foreign Missions,
22,00 Mr Hadley, per Mr E. Lincoln,
2,50 A friend to Africa, avails of Jewelry, for mission to Liberia, per Mr E. Lincoln,
6,00 From the Amer. Tract Soc. to aid in publishing tracts in Burmah, 300,00 The Fifth Bap. Ch. in Philadelphia, per Rev. J. L. Dagg, 200,00
Fifty dollars of which are from Rev. Joseph Maylin, for publishing the Bible in the Burman Language-Fifty dollars for Indian missions in the United States—and teu dollars from a re
spected individual for publishing the Bible in Burmah. From Mr Wm. Dabney, Treas. of the Virginia Bap. Miss. Soc. 200,00
Fifty dollars of which are from Dea. Wm. Crane, for printing
100,00 The Pennsylvania Baptist Miss. Soc. viz. For foreign Missions,
150,00 For domestic Missions,
50,00 Per Rev. Sam'l Huggens, Treas. Georgia Bap. Conv.for For. Missions, per Rev. A. Sherwood, Treas. 400,00
Do. do. do. for printing New Test. in Burmah, do. 50,00 Oliver-St. N. Y. Bap. For. Miss. Soc. by Rev. S. H. Cone, per Mr C. L. Roberts, Treas.
800,00 Members of the Bap. Ch. and congregation at Pemberton, or New
Mills, N. J. for the translation of the Scriptures in the Burman language, per Rev. John Rogers,
52,87 South Bap. Ch. in the city of New York, per Rev.C. G. Sommers, 100,00
Fifty dollars of which are from the Fem. Miss. Soc. for publishing the Bible in the Burman language, thirty dollars from the Youth's Miss. Soc. in the Sunday school for the support of a female scholar, to receive the name of Sarah Lock, wood Sommers, and 20 dollars for publishing tracts in Burmah.
From Bap. For, Miss. Soc. of Salem, N. J. by Rev. Jos. Shepherd, 5,00
Soc. for Burman Fem. schools, from Jane N. Daniel, and Frances
14,00 Bap. Miss. Soc. Baltimore, from Rev. S. W. Lynde, by Rev. Mr Ryland,
36,50 Mr Nathaniel R. Cobb, Boston,
100,00 Bap. Miss. Soc. District of Columbia, per Rev. S. Cornelius, 102,50
Fifteen dollars of the above are from the Africans connected with the First Bap. Ch. in Washington, D.C. for African Mission. Rev. James D. Knowles, it having been contributed by ladies of
the Second Bap. Church and congregation in Boston, to aid in printing the Bible in Burmah,
61,00 Ladies in Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Eaton, N. Y. for Mrs Wade's School, per Rev. J. Peck,
6,50 Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Eaton, per Rev. J. Peck,
8,40 Madison, N. Y. Bap. Aux. Soc. &c. per Rev. J. Peck,
112,50 Philadelphia Fem. Dom. and For. Miss. Soc. Auxiliary, &c. per Rev. Dr. Staughton,
200,00 Oliver-st. N. York. Fem. For. Miss. Soc.
220,00 Fifty dollars of the above are to constitute Rev. Mr Cone a subscriber to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah-and fifty dollais as a similar mark of respect to the venerable and Rev. John Stanford-fifty dollars of this sum was contributed by Mrs
Mary Ellis, through Mrs Cauldwell, N. Y. From Cortland, N. Y. Bap. Miss. Soc. Aux. &c. per Rev. A. Bennett, 12,84 East Jersey Bap. Miss. Soc. per Rev. G. F. Webb,
124,00 Whitesboro' Female School Soc. for Mrs Wade's school, per Mr Galusha,
20,41 Rev. John Seger, Heightstown, (N. J.) Bap. Ch. collected at the monthly concert, per Rev. W. T. Brantly,
10,00 A widow woman of Nottingham Square, N. J. per
W. T. Brantly,
3,00 Rev. Mr Galusha for Bible in Burmah,
10,00 Mrs Sarah Rogers and others, Little Falls, N. Y. for the same object, by Rev. E. Galusha,
7,00 Rev. C. D. Mallory, near Columbia, S. C. for publication of the Scriptures in Burmah, per Rev. N. Davis,
3,50 Rev. N. Davis, being proceeds of sales of Mrs Judson's portrait, 4,00 Bap. Gen. Tract Soc. for publication of tracts in Burmah, per Rev. N. Davis,
51,38 Mr Ceplas Bennett, to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, it
having been contributed by various churches and individuals in the Counties of Cortland, Tompkins, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida, N. Y.
360,80 In addition to the foregoing, various contributions were made to aid Mr and Mrs Bennett, in procuring necessary articles for their outfit to Burmah. The ladies in New York purchased numerous articles for the outfit, and for the Missionaries in Burmah; and Mr Stokes, also, presented valuable articles of cloth
ing for Mr Bennett. Sundry individuals in other counties, N. Y. for the above object, 151,00 Rev. E. Loomis, city of Hudson, to aid in printing the Scriptures in the Burman language,
50,00 Bap. Ch. in the city of Hudson, it having been collected at monthly concert for prayer, for printing the Scriptures in the Burman Language, per T. Stokes, Esq.
12,50 Less for exchanging uncurrent money,
9,82 Rev. E. Loomis, as above,
S. and A. Olmstead, of Schoodack, N. Y. for printing the Bible in
1,00 Rachael Alberson, for printing Burman Bible, per Rev. S. Olmstead, ,25 From Pennsylvania Miss. Soc. per Rev. J. L. Dagg, it having been
contributed as follows, in Cohancy, N. J. viz. Isaac Milford, 5,00 —Jacob Harris, 3,00—Phebe Harris, 2,00—Sarah Watson, 3,00 -Noah H. Flanagin, 3,00,
16,00 Mr Amos Hyde, collected at the Missionary prayer meeting, Newton Upper Falls,
10,50 Baptist Fem. Mite Soc. Hillsborough, N. H. by Miss Sally Howe, Treasurer, per Mr L. A. Coolidge,
6,46 Charles Cary Hull, aged nine years, for the Burman Mission, R. E. Eaton, Esq. Springville, Erie Co. N. Y. per Mr W Nichols, 3,00 Mr Wm. Masters, Methuen, for printing Burman Bible, per Mr E. Lincoln,
10,00 Sophia Hammond, for Burman Bible, per Mr E. Lincoln,
2,00 A venerable member (Mr A. Peckins) of the Baptist Ch. in Clare
mont, N. H. to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, per Rev. L. Tracy,
*32,00 Hezekiah Prince, Esq. Treas. of the Lincoln Bap. For. Miss. Soc. Auxiliary, &c. per Mr E. Lincoln,
124,98 Mrs Isabella Prince, Treas. of Lincoln Bap. Fem. Cent Soc. per Mr E. Lincoln,
36,25 Dea. James Fosdick, Treas. of the Middlesex and Norfolk For. Miss. Soc. Aux. &c. per Mr E. Lincoln,
400,00 Rev. Calvin Newton, Bellingham, for priuting Burman Bible, 37,00 Rev. Hadley Proctor, of Rutland, Vt. being interest due on a bequest from a lady in Pawlet, Vt. per Mr E. Lincoln,
3,00 H. B. Rounds, Esq. Treas. of the Utica Bap. For. Miss. Soc. per Mr E. Lincoln,
25,00 Kennebeck For. Miss. Soc. Aux. &c. by J. Hovey, Esq. Treas. per Rev. E. Chessman,
H. LINCOLN, Treas. $6704,27 ** It will be recollected that fifty dollars have already been received from the same source. (See Treasurer's account published in April, and an extract of a letter from a gentlemau in New Hampshire in the same Number, page 142.)
The Rev. gentleman through whom the above was received, in a letter to the Treasurer has the following pertinent remarks: “ The peculiar circunstances attending this expression of Christian benevolence are calculated deeply to affect the pious mind. How interesting the fact that by one small act of female self denial, there has been brought into the treasury of the Lord, in the course of a few years, the sum of eighty two dollars."
The Treasurer of the Middlesex and Norfolk Baptist Missionary Society, hereby acknowledges the receipt of the following sums since June 6, 1828. Balance on hand,
Bap. Ch. West Dedham, to educate a BurTirst Bap. Ch. and Soc. Charlestown, for
man child, by J. Aldrich,
30,00 For. Miss. 30,18 Male Bap. Pri. Soc. Roxbury, for BurDo. do. do. for domes
man Mission, 34,23
31,50 Tem. Pri. Soc. of do. do. for For
Collection after the annual Sermon, 24,00
eign Miss. 20,00 Female Industrious Soc. do. for Carey Mis. Fem. do. do. do. for do
24,45 mestic Miss. 20,00 From Romanus Emerson, for Carey Miss. Male Bap. Pri. Miss. and Bible Soc. Charles.
by W. Leverett,
7,73-121,93 town, in part, for printing the Bible in the Burman language, 37,00
$25,65 137,35 West Cambridge Prim. Soc. by A. Hill, for
To Cash paid J. Howe for printing circular
To Cash paid H. Lincoln, Esq. Treas. of Bap. Pri. Soc. Framingham, for Burman
5,00 Bap. Ch. Canton, by M. Curtiss, 21,12
404,12 Male Bap. Pri. Soc. N. Randolph. 22,91
Cash on hand
121,55 Tem. do.
JAMES FOSDICK, Treas. 525,65 Male Bap. Pri. Soc. Cambridge,
145,00 Charlestown, May 16, 1829.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. GEORGE ANGELL, LATE OF
The whole earth is like a field of battle. On such a field, those who command and those who obey, are indiscriminately cut down by the instruments of death. Thus all the ties which bind us together in life are suddenly severed; the parent, the child, the sister and the wife, mingle their sorrows and their tears, because those whom they loved are fallen. A retrospect of such a scene, cannot but bring with it a train of painful reflections; nor can the pain of such reflections be buried but in the grave. So on the field of the world, men of all descriptions are carried without distinction to their long homes. In most cases the hand which inflicts the wound is hid from mortal eyes, but is not less sure of its object. The mourner is every where seen shrouded in the weeds of sorrow. Sin has brought in its sable train, death and all our
No man who has lived long in the world, can look over the scenes of youth without gloominess of soul. On taking such a view, he will recollect those whom he once loved, but whom he will no more see on earth. He can call to recollection the interviews which were once enjoyed; but he will find “the memory of joys that are past, pleasant and painful to the soul.” And the longer he lives, the more will he find himself standing alone.
The subject of this sketch was called away from his friends and brethren in the midst of life and usefulness. But while we who remain are weakened by his removal, we cannot but rejoice that he has accomplished his labors, and entered into his rest.
Mr Angell was born March 24th, 1786, in the town of Smithfield, R. I. His parents, though not in affluent circumstances, were of reputable standing. His father, who was occupied in
* Prepared at the request of the Ministers' Meeting in the vicinity of Wor