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righteous performances, and declared
the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, The friends of Missions have been
we became acquainted with them, and pleased in learning that several Bur- believed, and were baptized,-which man converts have become highly facts I testify and transmit in this letuseful as religious instructers to their ter, the result of a joyful mind.
As to my own circumstances, I forcountrymen, and thus present the merly lived at Bike, (Mergui,) where pleasing prospect of multiplying the the rulers grievously oppressed the heralds of the cross, from among those people, in consequence of which, I who have been involved in the dark- view to my present and future welfare,
removed to Rangoon. There, with a ness of heathenism. Moung Ing is I became a disciple of the great Salen well known by reputation to our read- teacher, a person well skilled in the ers, as a zealous friend to the pro, the grace of God sought and selected
sacred books. While thus situated, gress of the gospel, and a successful
One day, a person came with a laborer with the Missionaries. The missionary writing, which he said he Board have voted that some pecuniary received from teacher Judson. I aid shall be granted to native teachers, sire to know more. Early the next
heard his words, and had a strong deto enable them to devote their time to morning, I went to listen. I found the work, and render more efficient the teachers, heard the gospel, and ob
and already one hundred dollars tained a glimmering of light. After have been received by the Treasurer, tism. The teachers were not satisfied,
eight or nine days, I requested bapfrom a liberal friend, towards the sup- and declined baptizing me. I then port of Moung Ing. This convert has took the sacred writings, and returned recently addressed a letter to the Cor. to my former place of residence.
There I was variously employed, and responding Secretary, in the Burman
got no increase of light. But when character, a translation of which was the rains set in, not being able to go transmitted by Mr Judson. Although on as usual, I applied myself to study it details many events familiar to our
the Scriptures, and meditate on God and readers, yet we doubt not it will be ed. I saw my sins and repented of
pray to him. Then the light increas. read with interest, as it exhibits the them. I put my trust in the Lord Jetrain of thought and the mode of ex- sus Christ; and on returning to Ranpression of a Burman who is now de: goon, again requested baptism; and voted to the spread of the gospel.
after being examined, obtained that
favor. From that time, (except one MOUNG ING'S LETTER.
more visit to Bike,) I continued to re
main with the teachers; and I accomMoung Ing sends greeting to teach- panied them to Ava.
After we had been there a few er Bolles, Superintendant of the missionary affairs of the Lord Jesus months, great trouble and misery came Christ, agreeably to the will of God upon us. The English and Burmans the Father-in Salem, America-a re
went to war; and when the news of gion favored with the religion of the the taking of Rangoon reached Ava, Divine Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the the chief jailor and the executioners only way of eternal life, according to
came, and having tied the teacher's the will of God, most excellent, in the
arms behind him, carried him off. On highest heavens. Grace and peace be the way, in order to extort money, multiplied to thee, from God the Father, they threw him down, and trode upwho is willing to be so called by all on him, and drew the cords so tight, men, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, that when he could bear it no longer, who ever saves from sin and hell all we were obliged to give them money, who believe in and love him.
upon which they slackened the cords Certain teachers, acquainted with
a little and went forward. On arriv. the grace of God, the object of uni- ing at the court house, the governversal worship, having come from ment examined him, and put on three their own country, situated at an im- pair of fetters, and sent him to the inmense distance, and having labored in ner prison, to be treated with severity.
We were then obliged to conciliate the all went to Rangoon, and thence to jailers, and give them presents to get a Amherst. little relief. After eight or ten days, But the teacher made no stay in Amthey had recourse to their former se herst-he returned to accompany the verity, and got more presents. In this English Envoy to Ava, in hope of getmanner, for about a year, the jailers ting some permission to do missionary and executioners continued to abuse work in Burmah. the teacher, and extort money. Then The teacheress built her own house, he was taken away to Oung-pen-la, and two little school zayats-one for about six miles distant. The execu- boys and one for girls, and made me tioners stripped him of his shoes, and teach them to read. She herself came almost all his clothes, and carried bin and taught the girls to sew. On Sunoff in the middle of the day, when the days, Moung Shway-bay, inyself, Mah sun was very hot. In consequence of Men-lay and Mah Doke, with several this, the soles of his feet were as if of the neighbors, met at her house, burnt with fire; and all the skin came and had worship. After three months off, and they were one great wound. spent in this way, she was taken ill After remaining at that place about and sent for a doctor. In a few days five months, they took the teacher out the disease became violent, and she of fetters, and sent him to the head told us all to pray to God that she quarters of the army, to act as inter- might be wholly resigned to the divine preter.
will. We then continued diligently As to the teacheress, from the day to pray and take care of her. After six the trouble came, she went about to or seven days more, she said that she the houses of governinent people, and could stay with us no longer; and havthough she could not procure the re- ing given us directions how to remain, lease of the teacher, she got permis- and told us to take care of her little sion sometimes to visit him in prison. daughter and all the things, until the After two or three months, however, teacher should return, she died. that was prohibited. She then concil- One month after the teacheress died, iated the governor of the city, and ob- teacher Wade arrived from Bengal ; tained an order to go about the town and in two months more, teacher Judand enter the prison occasionally, son returned from Ava. dressed like a Burman woman. Soon Afterwards I went to Bike, (Mergui) after, she was confined with a daugh- from a desire to preach the gospel to ter, and having somewhat recovered, those who had never heard, and io glothe prison being at a great distance rify the Lord Jesus Christ; and I from her house, she moved into a shed made a little beginning-I went about in the governor's yard, that she might to the houses and places of assembling, be near the prison; and there she and preached to all I met. I found cooked food for the teacher and took four or five who considered and desircare of him. When he was carried ed to believe: Others were not only off to Oung-pen-la, she followed for indisposed to believe, but desirous of the same purposes, and there re- abusing and beating me. Afterwards mained. On the teacher's being re- I returned, and with teachers Judson leased and sent to the army, she went and Wade, removed altogether to Mauback to her own house. There she lamying, where the inhabitants are became dreadfully ill, and lost her more numerous; and at this place, we mind, so that she talked at random. are laboring in missionary work. The As this crisis, through the mercy of teachers Wade and Judson have built God, teacher Price was released ; and a zayat each, in suitable places, and on his giving her medicine, she recove preach to all they meet. I go about
here and there, and try to do as well When the teacher was sent back as I can. Moung Shway-bay teaches from the army, he was not allowed to the girls to read, and at leisure times, live in his house ; but the north com- goes about in the same way. Teacher mandant of the palace took charge of Boardman has gone to Tavoy, and is him in his own house, to which the preaching there. teacheress also was removed, as soon
There are seven disciples living, as she was able; and there they lived who did not come with us to Amherst, comfortably for about a inonth; after two of whom are women. Of the four which, the Burman government being that came, three are here; one of beaten and forced to pay money, we them, Maha Men-lay, is dead. The
ligion ? "
following are new disciples :-Mah began to loathe bad company, drunkLoon-byay, Mah Lah, May Nyo, enness, &c. He became much troubabove eighty years old ; Mee Aa, about led in mind, and commenced praying. thirteen, Moung Shway-bay's daugh- Thinks much about the Son of God, ter; Mah-ree, about twelve; Mee Nen-, and says he loves him. Is grieved to yay, Mee Nen-mah and Mee Tan- see men go on in sin. He loves the goung,
a little younger; Moung missionaries as God's people, and wishShway-pwen, and Moung Thah-pyoo, es to follow their ways. who have gone to Tavoy; Moung En, Oct. 6. Had a very interesting Moung lan-loon, Moung Shway-pan, conversation with Kaneeda : he seems Mah Doke's husband, Moung Dwah, to feel the depravity of his hoart, and Mc Donald, a Hindoo; little Moung to appreciate the value of the atoneIan-loon, and Ko Myat-kyau—in all ment of Jesus. Says he can trust in seventeen. And there are many oth- the Saviour, loves him, and wishes to ers who are considering, and who will know all his will, that he may serve become disciples. Ko Myat-kyau's el- him more exactly. He says he has der brother, and wife, and o‘her rela- talked with his sisters about the ways tions, were opposed to it, and persecuted of God. They were willing to hear, him greatly; but he bore it patiently; and thought it good. and now they are somewhat reconcil
1829. Received a letter ed. Two of the girls have been beat- from Sugg Fort, of Port Royal, enen by their mothers. Mee Nen-mah's closing sixteen dollars, to be applied mother said, when she beat her, “Ha, towards circulating portions of scripyou, a religion in which you cannot ture, hymns, &c. in the Cherokee lantell lies, what you take for ? Our race guage. I hope this example will be must buy and sell and get their living followed, that the poor Cherokees may by telling lies.” Mee lan-goung's read, in their own tongue, the wonmother said, “ Ha, I put you to learn derful works of God. to read and to sew only. Did I put Feb. 2. Kaneeda brought back a you with the teachers to take their re- little book I lent him, for two weeks,
And then she dragged her with a few chapters and some hyinns by the hair and beat her. The Hin- in Cherokee. He said he had scarcedoo, Mc Donald, when he was bap- ly got a sight of it; his wife, and sister, tized, having in his possession certain and some others, had been so engaged books which are contrary to the Scrip- in reading it, as to keep it constantly tures of the Lord Jesus Christ, brought occupied. There are many more who them all and threw them into the water. are equally desirous to read the word
But if I should write about all things of God. I trust the Lord will give it particularly, my letter would be too to them by some
means. A small long; so I write a summary only. portion of the Scriptures will soon be Teacher Judson will translate into printed; and I trust the friends of the English. In the year of Christ 1828, Redeemer will furnish ụs the means the Burman year 1190, on the 10th of to circulate it in the dark recesses of the decrease of Wah-goung (Aug. 5th) these mountains. I could circulate at this letter is finished.
least a thousand copies, to persons who Translated from the original, which
would rejoice to receive them. is forwarded herewith. A. JUDSON. The following letter to the CorresRev. Dr Bolles.
ponding Sec'ry, has just come to hand.
Valley Towns, June 17, 1829.
Rev. Sir, VALLEY TOWNS. Journals have been received from that the poor Cherokees, amidst the
I have much pleasure to inform you Rev. Evan Jones, of the Valley Towns, lowerings of Providence, as regards detailing events relative to that station; temporal prospects, are daily manifestextracts from which follow.
ing a more decided disposition to listen
to the overtures of grace. July 29, 1828. Kaneeda gave a
On Sabbath day, June 14, two of very refreshing account of a change them, Kaneeda and his wife, neither which was taken place in his mind. of whom have any knowledge whatThe first thing that excited his atten- ever of the English language, gave us tion was hearing of the sufferings of an account of a work of grace on their the Son of God, for men. Then he minds, and the happy change it had
produced in their views, and feelings, mented missionary, Mrs Ann H. Judand prospects, which caused a thrill of son, and which has since been conwonder and joy to pass through the ducted by her worthy associates in the
audience. A great number of people Burman Mission :-accordingly, it is • were present. The worldling was as- the wish of the Society, that the mon
tonished and confounded, and the saint eys forwarded by them, be still apexulted in the efficacy of the gospel. plied to this object.
Two white females also professed It is with deep regret, that we find faith in the blessed Redeemer. One our annual contribution so much diof these was peculiarly interesting. minished—yet would not thence be The meek and entire dependence on discouraged. We trust that the Misthe atoning sacrifice which was man- sionary spirit will no longer languish ifested in her experience, connected among us. Indeed, since the recent with the propriety of her conduct, encouraging accounts have reached produced a lively sensation in the con- us, relative to the progress of the eastgregation.
ern mission, an increased interest has They were all baptized, and after- apparently been excited in this truly wards we sat down to commemorate noble cause. It has become the more the death of our blessed Redeemer. It earnest prayer of many friends of Zion was the most interesting day we have here, that the light of the glorious ever witnessed at this place.
gospel may quickly be spread over naThere have now been twenty bap- tions who are now enveloped in moral tized at this station. There are a great darkness and death-that our missionnumber more whose minds are agitat- ary brethren may be sustained and ed about the concerns of eternity, and prospered in their labors of love, and who are inquiring after the way of that through their instrumentality, the truth. I hope the Holy Spirit will whole heathen world may ere long be lead them to trust in the sacrifice of converted to God. the blessed Jesus.
To every Christian heart, it is truly I am, Rev. Sir, your obedient ser
grateful to hear of the advancement
of the Saviour's kingdom; among igvant in the Gospel, EVAN JONES.
norant and degraded heathen. But to Rev. L. Bolles.
the female breast, this cause appeals with peculiar power. It is anxiously hoped, that this impulse will not be felt in vain; but that it will be uni
versally attended with correspondent THE BAPTIST BOARD OF FOREIGN efforts, in behalf of that large portion
of our miserable fellow beings who
are “perishing for lack of knowledge.” Richmond, April 25, 1829.
Yours, very respectfully, Dear Sir,
JANE N. DANIEL, Cor. S.C. In compliance with a late resolution
FRANCES B. GREENHOW, Dir. of the “ Richmond Female Judson Society," the sum of fourteen dollars is now remitted to you, as Treasurer of the “ Baptist General Convention for Missionary purposes, in the United FROM REV. JOHN PECK, CAZENOStates.” This suin, which is the an- VIA, N. Y. JUNE 30, 1829. nual contribution of the “ Judson Society,” you will receive by the hand
“I have received about one hundred of the Rev. James B. Taylor, pastor of dollars for the Foreign Mission within the second Baptist church in this city ;
a short time, and liberal contributions and agreeably to the wish of the above for our State Convention, to the amount named Society, will place it to the of one thousand dollars. It has done credit of the “ Virginia Baptist Mis
me good to see the zeal manifested sionary Society.”
among God's dear children for the The design of the “ Judson Jociety,” spread of the gospel among the destiit is generally known, is to assist in tute. May the blessing of many ready supporting the native female school, to perish come upon them.” established by the late useful and la- Dea. H. Lincoln. Sept. 1829.
LETTERS TO THE
TABLE OF BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH PROVINCES.
Associations. States. Chş. Min. Bpd. Total. Date. Associations. States. Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date. Associations. States. Chs. Min. Bpd, Total. Date.
5 2 3 133 1828
do 24 28 149 2815 do
do 28 24 36 1047 1826
Me. 45 34
74 3005 do Chautauque do 25 19 144 1337 1828 Susquehannah
4 4 2 210 1828 Cumberland do 33 26 167 2214 do Chemung do 19 12 8 756 1826 Washington
9 6 18 305 1827 Eastern Maine
Del. 9 9 15 538 do
Md. 14 16 48 588 do
do 16 9 22 433 1828 York do SO 19 63 1299 do
Genessee 19 12 102 1085 do Accomac
6 5 50 520 1827 Dublin N.H. 18 10 82 908 1826 Holland Purchase
52 25 148 1634 do Albermarle
18 8 68 1641 1828 Meredith do 15 18 49 1193 1828 Hudson River
20 22 183 2450 Appomattox
20 9 150 1789 1827
9 6 486 1825 Columbia
18 8 68 1641 1828 Leyden
Vt. 20 20 77 1489 do Madison 32 25 168 3046 1828 Dover
48 37 1437 14403
302 4485 do Danville
do 18 5 70
701 Niagara 12 12 58 604 do Green Briar
10 4 4 243 1825 Fairfield 17 8 33 1018 1826 Ontario do 42 27 193 3202 1827 Ketocton
do 21 6 109 1556 1828 Manchester
do 7 5 35 506 1828 Oneida 19 16 64 2344 1828 Meherin
14 8 97 905 do Vermont do 24 13 28 1523
do 22 22
171 1718 do Middle District
2012 51 1210 do
s 1 83 141 do Shaftsbury Vt. & N. Y. 26 27 167
2545 1826 Rensella erville
27 12 1096 3722 1828
do 16 85 1036 1827 Shiloh
28 12 96 2386 1828 Salem do 19 23 325 2264 do Steuben
do 19 17 117 1216 do Strawberry
9 92 1048 1827 Sturbridge
do 12 22 918 do St. Lawrence do 21 13 251 1875 1827 Tease's Valley do
257 1825 Old Colony
do 16 13
do 16 11
570 do Wendell
57 756 9 do Washington
N.O. 13 4 124 843 1828
do 14 11
do 27 26
246 3200 18
N. J. 34 21
12 30 127 1240 1825 Ashford
27 1216 do Abington
Pa. 10 26 633 1827 French Broad
do 24 10 83 926 1828
do 14 26 412 1828 Flat River do 15 14
1841 1825 New Haven
do 14 20 192 1275 do
652 1826 10
do 19 8 23 568 1827 New-London
do 19 24 120 1922 do. French Creek
10. 28 366 1827 Kehukee
do 85 17 160 1506 1825 Stonington Union do 14 16 82 2677
do Juniata do 11 10 38 456 1828
Mountain do 19 7