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to Velonades, at which place I had been ment, and one copy of Mason. The village twice last year.
Here we gave away 56 contains but about 100 inbabitants and four tracts and 2 New Testaments, in modern churches. About a fortnight after this, anGreek, one to an old man, and the other to other young man called at my house from the head priest of the village, whom I found this village to beg tracts, saying the people in a poor wretched state, mending an old shoe. had been very much gratified by my visits ; There is another priest to the village, and that he was not at home when I called, and the second Testament I intended to be given had, therefore, got no tracts. I accordingly to him, on his return (for he was not at gave him some. home); but the priest, who was present, Messaria. At this small village I called and the old man, both confidently asserted also last year, where I gave some tracts, and maintained, that the other priest could and sold some larger books. I found again not read it. I asked if he did not read his to-day the priest in the place, whom I had liturgy in the Church; they said he did; but seen when here before. I gave at this place that he had by long practice learned it, and 20 tracts, and sold one Pilgrim and one certainly could not read any other book. Mason. O! that the spirit of God from on high may be poured out on the churches, that these
Visits Agraphus, Antipernis, Niphes, and dry-bones may live.
Spartilla. At these and other villages we distributed Towards evening I reached Agraphus, & 550 Tracts, 24 copies of the New Testa- village containing about 100 families, and ment, 7 copies of the Pilgrim's Progress, 2 400 inhabitants. There is a pretty good of Mr. Wilson's Spelling Book, 4 of Mason, monastery here, but only three monks reside on Self-Knowledge, and 3 copies of St. in it. There are two schoolmasters, to Matthew's Gospel, in Albanian.
whom I gave tracts. I gave at this place, in the whole, 200 tracts, 3 Greek Testa
ments, (to the monks, who had not bad Visits Panelimonu, St. Athanasius, and
them before,) and one copy of the Pilgrim's Messaria.
Progress. I also sold two copies of the latter Early this morning, June 9th, I set out I intended to proceed to another village, again on a tour to some of the country vil- where I purposed to remain for the night, lages. This is the first time I had gone but the head of the convent and others urged accompanied by a guide only, having before me to remain with them; and as I knew no always had some one in the character of a person in the other village, and found a friend. On this and the following day I favourable reception here, I readily conwent to eight villages, at three of which I sented. I told them I should like to preach had not been before. I left religious books at to the people, when they came home from every place, but in the following short state- their work. The bells at the church, atment every particular circumstance is not tached to the convent, were afterwards mentioned.
rung, and, I suppose, at least 150 people When passing a place in the country call. collected together in the church. I stood ed Panelimona, where a great number of on a slight' elevation on one side of the the country people were working at a new church, and addressed them from Col. iii. 1. road, a man came running after me, to “ If ye then be risen with Christ,” &c. whom I had promised a Testament, when at My bearers were very attentive, and at the Spagos about six weeks before. When I close appeared much satisfied. Would to took down my books from my horse, I was God they heard to profit. It is truly gratisoon surrounded by men and boys, begging fying to find such opportunities for proclaim. tracts. I gave away about 40, which they ing Christ to persons of another nation, and would take to their respective villages, where different profession of religion. And who I trust they would be read to profit.
knows whether God may not in mercy conI next reached a small village called St. descend to bless the word. Success belongs Athanasius. Last year I had passed very to him: to labour in his strength is ours. near this place, and gave a number of tracts After the sermon I went home with the to an aged schoolmaster, whom I found primate of the village, where I had to sleep, giving instruction to a number of boys under and was very hospitably entertained and lodga spreading tree, near a small church. To- ed. I found here, as in many other instances, day I went to the village. I found the cir- that the subject of religion was difficult to cumstance of my having given tracts to introduce; and, unfortunately, any trifling the schoolmaster was remembered, but was circumstance served to displace it. sorry to learn that he was dead.
Early in the morning I left Agraphus, and glad, however, to find his memory re- in about an hour arrived at Antipernis, & spected, and that a young man had been small village containing about 20 families, appointed to succeed him. I sent for this and in which there are three churches, but young man, and to him and others gave 31 no resident priest; the one who officiates tracts, and sold one modern Greek Testa, resides at a neighbouring village. I gave
about 30 tracts to the people, and sold one
AFRICA. copy of the Pilgrim's Progress.
PACALTSDORP. To-day I visited Niphes for the first time. This is a village of the middle size contain- Extracts of a Letter of Rev. Dr. Philip, ing about 400 inhabitants. There are 15
dated Bethelsdorp, 4th July, 1825, during churches and eight priests. I was happy to an inspecting Tour to the Missionary Sta. find that one of them appeared to be a man tions, addressed to the Secretary. of some intelligence, and he had previously My dear Sir,--A promise made to me by got a Greek Testament from the British
Mr. Anderson, that he would write you fully and Foreign Bible Society; the rest had not
on every point connected with this mission, the Word of God. Three of these were
makes it 'unnecessary for me to enter much present, and as they were all very poor, I into detail ; but there are a few things congave each of them a modern Greek Testa
nected with the station, which it would be ment, and one to an old man; I also gave improper for me not to notice on this occaaway about 50 tracts.
sion. The new place of worship is neat, Spartilla. Here I was last year. I found plain, and yet handsome. The wood and to-day the bead priest of the village, whom mason-work are executed with considerable I had seen when here before. I went taste, and do much credit to Mr. Edwards to his house, where he keeps a small and Mr. Clerk, and the Hottentots under school of about eleven scholars. This them. It is not too large, nor, in other reschool is kept in a very dark kitchen, and
spects, upsuitable to the congregation, and the boys learn their lessons seated on the
yet it is by far the first building of the kind floor. Those who are at all able to read, in the colony, out of Cape Town. The builddo it in a singing nasal tone, making as ing is an honour to the Society. It furnishes great a noise, almost, as they can. As the
admirable accommodation for the people, priest had no Greek Testament, I gave him and adds to the means of perpetuating the one, and also left 15 tracts.
preaching of the gospel. While Mr. EdOn this tour I distributed about 450 reli. wards and Mr. Clerk were employed in congious tracts, 13 Greek Testaments, ang Pil.
ducting this work, they have formed some grims, and 2 copies of Mason.
good stone-masons among the Hottentots, I have frequently preached in Greek in
and instructed them in the first principles of my own house this year; the last time was
carpentry work. We calculated that the op the evening of the 13th inst.
eople pres at the opening of the place of worship amounted to 500. Of these, about
400 were Hottentots, and the rest Colonists. Albanian Translation of the Scriptures.
After a few appropriate remarks on the Mr. Lowndes also states that, on a visit opening of the new place of worship, I ad. at Zante, he had met with Mr. Zervo, (a dressed the Hottentots, the Colonists, and Greek) one of the Secretaries of the Ionian the Missionaries, separately, on their reBible Society, and adds :
spective duties to each other. On the minds “He had just returned from the Coast of of the Hottentots I endeavoured to impress Albania, and in one place had been on shore, a sense of their duty, by reminding them where he had bad conversation with several what they formerly were. It was an affectpersons, especially with a priest, on the ing sight to observe such a number of human subject of the Bible Society; and when he beings, who were a few years ago informed the priest that a part of the Scrip- reckoned as a people," without houses, livtures was printed in the Albanian, of which ing in holes of the earth, with no clothing he did not know before, he was quite in but the filthy kaross, without books, withraptures at the thought of procuring a copy, out the worship or the knowledge of God, which Mr. Zervo promised to use his endea- now worshipping in such an edifice, clothed in vours to get for him.
British manufactures, without a single ka“Mr. Zervo told me one thing that deserves ross in the whole assembly, with Bibles and to be recorded, viz, that the members of the Hymn-books in their hands, listening eagerly Eastern and Western Churches perform their to the words dropping from the lips of the services, in many instances in the same preacher, evincing, at the same time, a church at different times of the day.
spirit of intelligent and animated devotion, “Mr.Zervo was returning to Albania, and which would bave done credit to any ChrisI gave him, to dispose of in the best manner tian assembly in Great Britain. On the he could, twenty-five copies of the Gospel minds of the Colonists present, I endeaof St. Matthew, in modern Greek and Alba- voured to impress the duties which they owed nian, and six modern Greek Testaments. I to the Hottentots. After laying before the hope to be favoured with some interesting Hottentots the duties they owe to the Cocommunications on his return."
lonists, and inculcating upon their minds
the connexion between the reception of the • See Annual Report of the Missionary Gospel and the fruits of submission, industry, Society for 1825, page 115.
honesty and obedience, in general, I endea
voured to impress tho Colonists with the CHARACTER OP MISSIONARY CANDIDATES. conviction that the Hottentots are made of the same materials as themselves--that they An Extract from Mrs. Judson's Account of are under the same divine law-that they
the American Buptist Mission, to the must be tried at last by the same Judge, and
Burman empire. that we must all enter heaven through the same medium, and then enforced the claims
In encouraging young men to come out as which tie Hottentots have to their just and
Missionaries, do use the greatest caution.--compassionate regard. I afterwards ad
One wrong-headed, conscientiously obsti.
nate man would ruin us. dressed the Missionaries on the duties which
Humble, quiet, are devolved upon them, and urged them
persevering men---men of sound, sterling always to recollect, that the souls of the
talents, of decent accomplishments, and farmers are as precious in the sight of God,
some natural aptitude to acquire a language; as the souls of those who are more immedi
men of an amiable, yielding temper---wilately under their charge; and, in case of ling to take the lowest place, to be the least any differences arising, that they should
of all, and the servant of all; men who act as mediators between them, and seek enjoy much closet religion, who live near to the good of both. When the service was
God, and are willing to suffer all things for
Christ's sake, without being proud of it; over, I found that what I had said had ap
these are the men we need. proved itself to the consciences of all parties present, and I am not without hope that beneficial effects will follow. For the first time, I observed on this occasion, the farmers mingled with the Hottentots on the same seats,
DOMESTIC MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.
its Anniversary in Duke’s-alley Chapel in
that town, on Lord's-day the 27th, and On Tuesday, Sep. 13, 1825, a meeting Wednesday the 30th of November, 1825. The was held in the chapel founded by John Rev. W. Ellis, Missionary, was engaged to Fisher Weare, Esq. Long Ashton, near attend, but was prevented by indisposition, Bristol, for the purpose of forming a Branch intelligence of wbich did not arrive till Missionary Society. Stephen Prust, Esq. postponement was unavoidable. Allowing of Clifton kindly took the chair, and the for the disarrangement and inconvenience meeting was addressed by the Rev. Mr. arising from this circumstance, the services Jackson, of Stockwell, Leach of Shipton of this Anniversary were interesting and Mallet, Guy of Hope Chapel, Clifton, and effective. The Rev. Dr. Clunie, of LeafMessrs. Thorn, Berry, and Weston.
square, near Manchester, and the Rev. Geo. Miss Barnes is the Treasurer-Mr. Wes. Payne, A. M. Theological Tutor of the ton the Secretary of this Branch.
Independent Academy, Blackburn, preached on the Lord's-day, and on Wednesday
evening appropriate addresses were given by ANNIVERSARY.
various ministers from a distance. The
amount of subscriptions and collections, &c. ( The Bolton branch of the East Lan. for the past year was 1221."
The Officers of Auxiliary Societies are respectfully and earnestly requested to accompany their Remittances with correct Lists, having the Names of Places and Persons alphabetically arranged, as they appear in the Society's Annual Report,
| Collections, Anonymous Donutions, and all other Donations of 51. or upwards, received
from 16 December, 1825 to 16 January, 1826.]
IN LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. Gratitude, &c.
5 0 0 E.L..
4 0 0 Anonymous.--Per Mr. E.
1 0 0 A few Friends
1 1 6 Missionary Boxes.--Mr. Thompson and Family 3 4 1 Ditto, Mrs. Osborn...
0 8 6 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE
Chapel.--Per Mr. John Parsons.
8 10 9
6 0 0 Conwall.- Penzance.John Clapham, Esq. Don. 20 0 0
Essex.-A Friend, for the Native Teacher,
111 Salop.-Newport.-Rev. D. Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis' Seminary and Friends 470
Misses and Mr. W. Silvester .. 14 10 0
3 12 6
22 10 0 Surrey._ Thames Ditton. Rev. Mr. Churchill and Friends.
8 2 6 Wilts. and East Somerset Auxiliary Society. W. M. Everett, Esq. Treas.
200 0 0 Scotland. -- Berwickshire Bible Society, for
Schools in Otaheite, per Mr. D. Renton 10 00 Kennoway Bible and Missionary Association. per Rev. D. Fraser...
5 0 0 St. Helena Auxiliary Missionary Society. Lieut. O'Connor, Treas.
26 0 0
Donations in aid of the Anglo-Chinese College.
100 F. Lascelles, Esq.
100 Mrs. Lascelles..
50 T. R. Wheatley
100 Mr. Alan
26 Chittoor..G.I. Waters, Esq.
250 Mrs. Waters
250 T. Newnham, Esq.
230 J. Nisbet, Esq.
100 C. Bushby, Esq.
50 A Friend, by Mrs. H. Bushby
50 Arcot.- Captain Purton, by Mrs. Lascelles
100 Bellary.-Friends, per Rev. Mr. Hands .
1441 Belgaum.-Friends, per Rev. Mr. Taylor
90 Total Rupees.. 1839}
Monthly Subscribers to the Cuddapah Native Schools,