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do 13,47; an indiv. 7,87; 37 12 Alton, Fem miss. asso. 2 07 Barnstead, Asso. 20 42 Barrington, Asso. 39 20 Conway, Asso. 7 00 Dover, Mon. con. 34,66; fem. of factories, asso. 5,35; gent. and la. 100,90: 140 91 Durham, Mon. con. 20,68; asso. 21,08; 41 76 Effingham, G. Lord, 3 00 Gilford and Meredith Bridge, Mon. con. 25,79; asso. 47,54; 73 33 Gilmanton Centre, Asso. 63,25; 1st chh. 27,85; Iron works, do. 16,56; 107 66 Meredith Village, Mon. con. and sub. (of which to constitute Rev. AhRAHAM WHEELER an Honorary Member of the Board, 50;) 63 18 Milton Mills, Sub. 5,17; asso. 4,50; 9 67 Moultonboro’, Sub. to constitute * Rev. Jos HUA Dodge an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 New Hampton, Gent. and la. 31 00 Ossipee, Asso. 32 50 Roehester, Mon. con. 32,13; asso. 12,76; 44 89 Sanbornton, Asso. 44 00 Sandwich, North, 20; South, 30; sub. to constitute Rev. Gil Es LEach an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Somersworth Great Falls, Asso. 62 83 Tuftonboro’, N B. 1 00 Tamworth, Asso. 19 71 Wakefield, Sub. 10 00 Wolfboro’, Mon. con. 8; asso. 16,56; 24 56 915 81 Ded. expenses paid by aux. so. 53 00 862 81 Dcd. am’t ackn. Dec. 59,01;
orphan asylum, 2.25; 657 20 JAmenia, N. Y. THEobor E Pugsley, which constitutes him an Honorary M. Inber of the Board, (for miss. to China,) 100; Inon. con. in Smithfield chh. 10; 110 00 ...Andorer, Ms. Boys juv. miss. so. for S. E. Africa, 3; Misses B. 1,50; 4 50 ..?usterlitz, N. Y. Young ladies, 25 00 Ballston, N. Y. Fem. hea. sch. so. 2d pay. for Agnes Henry and JMary Waterman in Ceylon, 30 00 Belchertown, Ms. Mon. con. 51 83 Berkshire Valley, N. J. Presb. chh. 5 56 Beverly, Ms. Mon. con. 59 22 Blue Hill, Me. Contrib, in cong. so. 12 00 Boston, Ms. Mass. miss. so. as income fr. Mrs. Osborne's legacy, to be expended for the pro. of the gospel among the Indians of the U. S. 100; chil. of Hawkins-st. sab. sch. for sab. sch. in Ceylon, 5.50; a friend, l; 106 50 Bound Brook, N. J. Presb, chh. 25 00 Borford, E. par. Ms. La. asso. to constitute Rev. John_Whitney an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00
Brighton, Ms. For, miss, asso. l
Brockport, N. Y. Presb. chh. 31 00
Brunswick, Me. Rev. THoMA's C. UPH AM, which constitutes him an Honorary Member of the Board, 100; fem. aux. miss. so.
20,50; 120 50 Buffalo, N. Y. Free chh. 35; 1st presb. chh. 122; 157 00 Calais, Me. Mon, con. 21 32 Cambridge, Ms. Mon, con. 34 00 Canandaigua, N. Y., A widow, av. of beads, 2 66 Canterbury, N.Y. 20 42 Cazenovia, N. Y. Mrs. B. Burnell, for Charlotte Burnell in Ceylon, 20 00 Charlestown, Ma. Winthrop chh.. and cong. (of which to constitute Rev. JA RED CURris and Rev. As A BULLARD Honorary Members of the Board, 100;) 111 65 Cherry Valley, N. Y. Fem. miss. so. 50 00 Chichester, N. H. Fem. read. and char. so. 4 67 Columbus, N. Y. Mon, con. in cong. chh. 21 00 Cooperstown, N. Y. Fem. miss. so. 32,47; mon. con. 17,53; to constitute Rev. SAMUEu P. Sterns of Exeter, an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Danbury, Ct. Indiv. in Rev. A. Rood's par. 75 00 Dansville, Pa. Fem. miss. so. 37; mon, con. in presb. chh. 13; to constitute Rev. Robert DUNlar an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Dansrille Village, N. Y. Mon. con. 1: 00 Delaware co. N. Y. Aux. asso. 42 00 Dudley, Ms. Mon. con. 20 08 | Durham, Ct. Cong. so. 40 00 East Machias, Me. Mon. con. 33 40
Framingham, Ms. Friendly so. for George
Franklin, Vt. Miss. asso. 13 50 | Franklin rille, N. Y. Mon, con. in presb. chh. 3 00 | Freehold, N. J. Presb. chh. 41 00 | Galena, Illi. Fem. benev. so. for China, 45 00 | Gardner, Me: Mon.com. 4,5; indiv.i.50; t; 01 Geneseo, N.Y., J. B. Hall, 2 00 Geneva, N. Y. La. for. miss. so. 70 00 Gettysburg, Pa. Mon. con. 27 40 Gibson, Pa. Mon. con. in 1st presb. chh. 7 00
| Groton, Ms. Male juv. asso. for miss. to China, 7; fem. do. for Sandw. Isl. miss. 10.56; 17 Guildhall, Vt. Mon. con. l | Hagerstwarm, Md. Sew. so. of presb. chh. 2d pay. for Matthew Lind Fullerton in Ceylon, Hampden, Me. Mon. con.
Hardwick, Vt. Gent. asso.
Hardwick, Ms. Mon. con. 7,31; Rev. M. LeGACIES. Tupper, 3; 10 31
Holliston, Ms. Fem. benev. read. so. for
Choc. miss. 15 00 Hopkinton, Ms. Mon. con. 16 97 Hopkinton, N. Y. Cong. so. 4 25 Huntington, Ct. For cir. the scriptures and tracts in China, 20 00 Jacksonrolle, Illi. Rev. The Rox Baldwix, which constitutes him an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Kingston, N. J. Juv. miss. so. for ed. hea. chil. in Ceylon, 12 00 Knorrille, Ten. 200 00 I.cominster, Ms. Mon. con. in cong. chh. 34 23 Ile Roy and Bergen, N. Y. Presb. chh. (of which to constitute Rev BENJ AM is B. Stock to N an Honorary Member of the Board, 50;) 84 00 Lironia, N. Y. Evang. so. 69 00 Lourell, Ms. 2d cong. miss. so. 56 00 .Mendon, Ms. juv. miss. so. 5,35; J. W. T. 70c. 605 .Middlefield Centre, N. Y. La. miss. and benev. so. of presb. chh.. for Mary Smith in Ceylon, 36 00 JMilford, Ms. Mon. con. 20 00 JMonticello, N. Y. Presb. chh. 15 00
Southbridge, Ms. Mon, con. 9 18 South Salem, N. Y. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 60 00 Stamford, Ct. Indiv. 16 75
Stratford, Ct. Sab. sch. in cong. chh.. for hea. chil in Ceylon, 2 15
Printing paper, to be used in publishing portions of the Scriptures, school-books, tracts, &c. at Bombay, and at the Sandwich Islands. Writing paper, writing books, blank books, quills, slates, &c. for all the missions and mission schools; especially for the Sandwich Islands. Shoes of a good quality, of all sizes, for persons of both sexes; principally for the Indian missions. Blankets, coverlets, sheets, &c. Fulled cloth, and domestic cottons of all kinds.
James Adger, Charleston, S. C. Treasurer of the Southern Board of Foreign Missions, acknowlcdges the receipt of the following sums, viz.
Charleston, Mon. con. in 20 presb. chh. 24,75; d.o. in circular chh. 14; ladies, by Rev. E. Holt, 55, Hopewell chh. Ga. 10; Beaver Creek chh. 12; St. Mary’s, Ga. Fem. miss. asso. of presb. chh. (of which to constitute Mrs. PRA1 r and lev. D. WARD Honorary Members of the Board, 150;) 182; Darien, Ga. Cong (of which to constitute Rev. NATHAN i El PRATT an Honorary Member of the Board, 50;) 60; a cong. of colod people, 8; George Town, A friend, 2; Walterboro’, Sunday sch. 5; mon. con. 2. 12; Winsboro’, Fem. miss. so. for Choc. miss. 21; Macon, Ga. H. Craft, 9, Bethel chh, Ga. 5; Monticello, Ga. Mon. con. 10; a friend, 2; Cheraw chh. Mon. con. 50; Darlington, Mon. con. 20,68; a mother, bal left by a daughter, for bible cause in China, 3,50; less discount and
postage, 42c. 495 &
The progress of the mission in Ceylon has been remarkably steady and encouraging, with no opposition or reverses deserving special notice. The mission was commenced in 1816. In 1819, four were received to the church; in 1820 three, 1821 nine, 1822 eight, 1823 five, 1824 eight, 1825 forty-nine, 1826 ten, 1827 twelve, 1828 twenty, 1829 eight, 1830 six, 1831 sixty-two, 1832 thirty, 1833 seventeen; making the whole number received up to the beginning of the year 1834, 251. The report for 1834 has not yet been received. This mission has also been blessed with repeated seasons of the out-pourings of the Holy Spirit, producing strongly marked revivals of religion. One of these occurred in the beginning of the year 1834; another towards the close of the same year; and a third at the close of the year 1830. The following communication describes the commencement of what it may be hoped has resulted in another bright display of divine power and mercy.
guishing Zion, and to show the wonders of condescending grace in the sight of the heathen. He hath appeared to our joy, and caused us to know, that blessed are all they that wait for his appear
i. is my object at present to send you a journal of nine days, which contains a concise statement of proceedings at a protracted meeting, held in the seminary at Batticotta, from Wednesday morning of the 12th to the 16th ult., and continued in the Female Seminary, at Oodooville, from the 17th to Thursday the 20th of the same month. . It may be proper here to remark, that during the last two or three years we have been permitted to prosecute the various objects of the mission, not only without serious interruptions, but in several respects with increased energy and apparent success. But as to the grand particular to which every other species of success is but subordinate, we have been left to mourn that all our stations were as well sown fields from which the rain of heaven is withheld. At our quarterly meeting in July last, while taking an extended survey of the waste places of our Zion, we were led rather forcibly to the conclusion, that we had, in various ways, fairly tried our own strength, and found it to be weakness; that both old and new missionaries must look away from each other, and from the system of means we had put in operation, and look more earnestly unto the Lord, feeling that the needed help must come from him alone.
Series of Meetings in the Seminary at Batticotta.
On Wednesday morning, November 12, the brethren Spaulding and Scudder,
agreeable to appointment, came to Batticotta with the expectation of tarrying at least three days. There were now at the station six brethren; three of whom, however, were able to render but little assistance at the meeting, except by their prayers and counsels in English. ere it may be remarked, that it was our intention to hold our meetings daily for the people from without our gates; but in consequence of the continued rains, our labors were confined almost exclusively to the seminarists. A prayer meeting was held with them on Wednesday evening, in connection with reading of appropriate portions of Scripture. On Thursday morning, a great while before day, a prayer-meeting was held by many of the youth at one of their prayerhouses, by which it appeared that a few, at least, were roused to attend to the important subjects that had been brought before them. The course of labor commenced on Wednesday, was continued with little variation till Saturday noon. During these four days, the usual studies of the seminary were suspended, and all were required to be in their rooms at hours usually allotted to study, unless engaged in attending religious meetings. As we proceeded from day to day, it was evident that the minds of a considerable number, both of church members and others, were roused to attend with interest to the important duties in which we were engaged. A majority, however, of the seminarists appeared to be but little affected, although they were quite ready to attend religious meetings. Our minds were at different times much agitated, alternately by hopes and fears. The most marked evidence that we saw for several days, that the Lord was present with us and would favorably regard our efforts, was, that a spirit of earnest prayer and supplication was given to those who were more particularly concerned in the work—both to the missionaries and some of the native members of the church. On Friday, at morning o: in the chapel, the account of our ord's casting out the unclean spirits, mentioned in the 9th chapter of Mark, was read. The words addressed to the disciples in answer to the inquiry, Why could not we cast him out? appeared to be in a pointed manner applicable to us under existing circumstances, and induced us to regard the day as a season of fasting and prayer. On this occasion the principal topics
brought before us were, the boundless
provisions of the gospel through the great atoning sacrifice; the fulness and freeness of the offers of salvation, even to the heathem; and the evidence we had already witnessed of the special presence of the Holy Spirit, of his awakening, convicting, and comforting influences. At morning prayers in the chapel on Saturday, the account of the Syrophoenecian woman was read. It appeared to be full of meaning to us, and we regarded it as the text for the day. At nine o'clock we held separate meetings for personal conversation with those of each of the five classes who are not members of the church. At half past ten o'clock Nathaniel Niles preached a sermon from the text, “I have vowed unto the Lord, and cannot go back.” At the close of the exercise, which was on the fourth day of the meeting, our hopes of immediate success were less elevated than they had been on preceding days. We felt constrained, however, from a sense of moral desolation, if not of despondency, to offer more earnest supplication unto the Lord, and in imitation of the poor woman, on her fourth application, to draw near and worship him. On this day it was, that we became acquainted with some occurrences among the members of the first class, which afforded us pleasing evidence that the Lord had begun to grant the desires of our hearts. Five or six individuals, members of the class, who were among the first in the class, in regard to family connections and their standing as scholars, had,
as it appears, taken counsel for some months past, and formally resolved that
they would not become Christians. But we now learnt by the frank and feeling confessions of most of these individuals, that their views and feelings were entirely changed, and that they were resolved to use their influence in promoting the cause they had recently and strongly opposed. It is impossible to say what influence the conduct of these individuals had upon the other seminarists; but it was doubtless very considerable, as from this time it was more evident that many were awakened to seek the salvation of their souls. We were still further encouraged by notes received from one of the native members of the church at Oodooville, informing us that there was special attention to religious subjects at that station, both among the church members and the females in the seminary; that they had held several meetings which were particularly interesting, and that all were desirous that the missionaries should come and hold protracted meetings at that place.
In our course of reading from the Scriptures on Friday, on the subject of the gifts and offices of the Spirit, our feelings would not permit us to proceed farther than the ten days’ prayer-meeting, held in the upper room, previous to the day of Pentecost. But on Sabbath morning, the second chapter of Acts appeared to be an appropriate portion to be read at the morning prayers in the seminary chapel. It was indeed a favored season, and we could not but indulge joyful anticipations of a special refreshing from on high. Several meetings were held in the course of the morning with the seminarists, the schoolmasters, and Sabbath-school children from the village schools.
Meetings at Oodooville.
On the following day, Monday 17th, Messrs. Spaulding, Scudder, and myself went to Oodooville, where arrangements had been made for a meeting of several days. On our arrival, we were happy to find evidence of the truth of what we had heard, that a few were in a special manner attentive to the concerns of their souls. At nine o'clock a meeting was held in the church, with the native church members from that station and from Manepy. At this meeting, it appeared that there was some preparation on the part of the church for a special visit from on high. This appeared from the fervency of the prayers that were offered, and from a disposition to speak of past deficiencies, and to confess their faults. At half past ten o'clock, the native church members retired to another room for a prayer-meeting; while the three brethren held a meeting in the church, with about fifty girls belonging to the boarding-school, who are not members of the church; and with about the same number of lads belonging to the English day schools at Oodooville and Manepy. Though these two companies were equal as to numbers and as to their ages, their circumstances in other respects were widely different. The females were living as a family under christian influence, and some of them already awakened to the importance of seeking an interest in Christ.
he boys are still living with their heathen parents, and were evidently thought
ess, or on their guard against the influence of divine truth. The former, when dismissed, retired to their prayer room. and held meetings among themselves;
the latter returned to their houses, and
probably joined their heathen friends in making light of the invitations of the gospel. The course of labor commenced on No. was continued, with slight alteration, for four days. In the course of the first three days which I was permitted to spend at the station, I witnessed many things of deep interest, which I need not now particularly relate; but the remembrance of which will, I trust, never be effaced. I obtained some comparatively new and impressive views as to the nature and efficacy of intercessory prayer. I witnessed more marked evidence of the presence of the Spirit to give efficacy to his word upon the hearts and consciences of the hearers, than I had ever before seen. Many of the thoughtless heathen school boys are brought into a serious and solemn frame of Inind. Most of the native girls are evidently brought under conviction of sin and of their perishing need of a Savior. And even some of the native heathen schoolmasters, who have been hardening their hearts for many years, while under a course of Christian instruction, but o in the secret practice of idolatry, furnished evidence that the word of God is in truth the sword of the Spirit. The native church members were evidently greatly revived, strengthened, and comforted. These effects were in full accordance with what I had long supposed must be the necessary results when the Lord should, according to his promise, come down like the rain upon the mown grass, and visit his heritage with a rain of righteousness. Early on Wednesday morning, feeling that we could not be mistaken as to the subject of a special visitation from on high, we addressed a short circular letter to our brethren at the different stations, stating in few words what we witnessed at Batticotta and Oodooville, and suggesting that it was timely for us all to arise and build. This circular led to the appointment of the ensuing Friday as a day of fasting and prayer at each of our stations, with reference to the extension of the good work; and also to the appointment of Wednesday of the following week, for the special convocation at Oodooville of the seven churches in our mission. The object of this latter meeting was, to present ourselves unitedly before the Lord for his blessing; to take up the stumbling blocks, and to inquire, what is necessary on our part to prepare the way for the coming