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Portsmouth, N. H. Mon. con. in N. and
Pleasant-st. chhs. 27 00 Princeton, N.J., R. Voorhees, 50 00 Sarannah, Ga. Male and fem. for. miss. so. of presb, chh. 250 00 Scotch Tourn, N. Y. Presb. chh. 44 00 Somerville, N.J., J. Quick, 50 Southampton, N. Y. Presb. cong. 29 66 Topsfield, Ms. N. Cleaveland, to constitute Rev. Elisha L. CLE A v Ela No of New Haven, Ct. an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Tuscarora Valley, Pa. Indiv. 3. 87 Waterford, Ms. Benev. so. and mon. con. o and prev. dona. constitute Rev. 1 Ngoln Ripley an Honorary Member of the Board,) 40 00 West Hanover, Pa. Rev. JAMEs SNodgrass, which constitutes him an Honorary Member of the Board, 50 00 Wilmington, Del. Mon. con. in Hanover-st. presb. chh. 171 00 Woodstock, .N. par. Vt. Mon. con. in. cong. chh. (which and prev. pay. constitute Rev. Robert S. Southgate an Honorary Member of the Board,) 43 93 LEGACIES. Wintonbury, Ct. Miss Nancy Judd, by E. Frisbie, 404 00
Amount of donations and legacies acknowledged in the preceding lists, $11,715, 29. Total from September...]st, to July 31st, (elecen months,) $155,893 60.
F Rom August 1st, to 10TH, IN clusi v E.
Board of Foreign Missions in Ref. Dutch chh.
30 38 15 00
50 69 30 00 20 00
con. 2,08; 15 53 Phipsburg, Mon. con. 46 50 Warren, Contrib. at ann. meeting, 20 57––82 60
JNew York city and Brooklyn, Aux. So. W. W. Chester, Tr. .New Haven city, Ct. Aux. So. C. J. Salter, Tr. Mon. con. in 1st cong. chh. 66,06; do. in united so. 42,90; do. in 3d do. 29,35; do. in Free do. 22,77; do. in Yale College, 9,47; aw. of trinkets, 1,60; int. 3; 175 15 Old Colony, Ms. Aux. So. H. Coggeshall, Tr. Fairhaven, Chh.. and so. 69 00 Martha’s Vineyard, A friend, 3 00 Mattapoisett, La. mite so. 27,50;
mon. con. 22.50; 50 00 Mew Bedford, 1st chh. Riverhead, 24 00 N. chh. Gent. and la. 115,03; mon. con. 16.97; 132 00 Rochester, 1st par. 41 19 S. par. Sippican, 23 00 Wareham, Gent. 51,34; la. 33,69; mon. con. 12,97; 98 00 440 19 Ded. expenses paid by aux. so. 10 19–430 00 Valley of the Mississippi, Aux. So. W. T. Truman, Tr. 599 25
Western Reserre Aur. so.
Brownhelm, Miss F. Tallcott, 1 00
Oberlin, Chh.. and so. for bibles for China, 15 41-16 41–615 66
Total from the above sources, $3,420 77
VARIOUS COLLECTIONS AND DONATIONS.
Bangor, Me. Mon. con. in Hammond-st, chh. 35 00
Fort Towson, M. T. Mr. Smith,
..Monson, Me. Cong. chh. .New Brunsurirk, N.J. Presb. chh. Petersham, Ms. Rec'd at Dwight, 5; ortho. cong, chh. 25; Philadelphia, Pa. Youth’s miss. so. in 11th presb. chh.. for native travelling teacher among the Cherokees, 40; juv. for. miss. ; in 1st presb. chh.. for miss. to Ceylon, 5,50; Princeton, N. J. Sab. sch. No. 1, for John S. ..Weinhold in Ceylon, Reading, Pa. Juv. miss. so. S. E. Africa, Rev. George CHAMrrow, which constitutes him and Mrs. SU's AN L. Champion Honorary Members of the Board, South Salem, N. Y. Fem. for. miss. so. St. ..?ugustine, E. F., A poor widow, Upper Freehold, N. J. Mrs. Beebee, for John Woodhull in Ceylon, Waterford, Ms. Mon. con. Winchester, Ten. Mon. con.
Camul 39eople. Extra Acts from the JOURNAL OF Francis Asbury.
Ashu Ry is one of the native members of the church in Ceylon, and received his education at the Seminary at Batticotta. Being an intelligent and exemplary christian young man, he was employed as a visiter of schools and a reader and distributor of tracts in the surrounding villages. The following journal was written while engaged in these labors. It is obvious from his account of his labors, that a most important service may be performed by well educated native helpers.
..Journal in Batticotta and the Vicinity.
.March 11, 1834. I had a very pleasant day to-day; I never enjoyed such a day like this in my life-time. To-day I conversed with many about the bread of life. I never had such hearers before; no one refused or opposed my friendly saying; most of them are fishers. They show by their conduct that the Christians must labor for them very particularly; the Christians have a great duty towards those people; they are very poor in scriptural matters. If any Christian wishes to labor for them he will meet at things by the help of his Eternal "ather. Lord, how can I be a successful instrument among this kind of people. Lord, open my eyes to see these great wonders in these villages. To-day the Talpoorum schoolmaster does not like to obey the order of the missionaries, therefore I dismissed him with his school, and appointed another one. The people are very much willing to have a school. 12. To-day, forenoon and afternoon, I went to those places to which I went
yesterday. As soon as two of the people saw ine, they requested me to give them two tracts, and I inquired why. They replied, “We are very anxious to know more of the things which you spoke of yesterday.” To-day they heard me more attentively than yesterday. To-day distributed six tracts among other people; yesterday seventeen tracts at Moolai and Talpoorum. To-day when I conversed with an oodagar; he told me that he never worships the idols since he heard something some years ago from Christians about the one Supreme Being; and he told me he wants to know something more hereafter about the great Being. I spent more time than usual with the other people. At noon I spent my time in my boarding-house very useful. They request me to tell them about the religion for amusement; so I do, when they come from their work, etc.
14. Conversed with a few a long time on the subject of “Fall of man,” etc., and distributed two tracts.
16. To-day I determined to go and see those persons to whom I have given the gospel on the sixteenth of March. I saw three of them and inquired whether they have read or not. They gave me some account of what they had read; one of them read more than the other two. When I conversed with some fishers at Talpoorum, they ask, “Friend, what must we do? we cannot do the things which you say, because we are great sinners, we are not learned persons to read your books,” etc. I replied, You must seek assistance from the common father of all, and he will be ready to assist all in every matter. They seem very willing to hear the great things. To day distributed four tracts. The brahmin took some books from the mission-school violently.
23. Sunday, Warren, 2d accompanied me to Moolai. The Moolai school and the Talpoorum school came to bungalow. I catechised the boys. Warren addressed the boys and the people about the salvation, etc. Four men, two panderams, two women, attended the meetings. After the meeting the two panderams asked us very foolish questions. We distributed two tracts in the school. At our lodgings we read several tracts to eleven persons of both sexes; except one, they heard us very well. In the afternoon we went among the people. 29. I distributed five tracts and a gospel. To the man who received the ospel I explained the first chapter of ohn. To-day my reading tract was on the subject of death, etc. .April 18. W. accompanied me to Talpooram. The forenoon we are engaged in catechising the boys. In the afternoon an old man very much abused us, and told us we served the missionaries only for money. The others who are in the bazar with him used filthy language. We spent the remainder of the afternoon in catechising the boys of Moolai school. This day when I examined my heart, it appears very fruitless and barren, no good thought about me, by long and vain conversation of my friends. When I took up the subject of joining the Lord's table, I very much feared within my heart is no love to my Redeemer. I see very sad things in my heart. I had no only religious conversation with my friends last or this month. I very much fear to go to the table, there will be poison in the bread and the cup to those like me. This evening, after a little conversation with , I read the second chapter of Isaiah to him. In the former part he heard me, and in the latter part he showed a great displeasure and shut his ears. Afterwards he called me alone and advised me to worship the Siva, the idols; he spoke with great eloquence. JMay 2. Besides our usual labor in the school, we continued in the school to speak with those who passed by; so we spake with five persons; two of them spoke very ill of us and Christians. In the afternoon I thought to go to those places which I so often revisited, to make them more familiar with us; but they resisted still. Seeing this my heart is broken within me; no mind to go any more to those places; a few only promised that they will attend the service on Sunday in the school-bungalow; but I think they are very ready to promise, but very slow to fulfil. Some of my chris
There we read two tracts.
September 1, 1834. Warren 24 and I went to the west side of the fort this morning, distributed about twenty-seven tracts of different kinds, read and explained a tract; no opposition, only one asked, “If we receive your religion, what worldly profit can we get,” etc. I replied, We should not expect the bodily gain, but should expect the gain of the soul, etc. Another rude young man said, “You need not trouble the people, we will walk in the old path of our fathers,” etc. This afternoon we went to August street. The people name the street in different names because the principal goddess of the nation, Meenarehy, goes in different months in different streets. There we distributed more than twenty tracts. Most of the people received our tracts very thankfully.
2. We went to the great bazar. We then distributed forty-two tracts of different kinds to the two companies, nearly fifty in each company. To-day also a Moorman opposed our friendly sayings. This evening we went to a village on the east side of the fort. When I conversed with a man, he seemed very ignorant both in temporal and spiritual affairs. After many inquiries I asked him, Have you any soul? He said, “Sir, I am an unlearned man; we are not able to know such kind of things as you do; we are only able to dig the ground and cultivate it.” We left him and spoke with ourselves that we are happy that we were once like him, in the great deceiver's hand, but the unspeakably merciful God brought us in the light of the gospel by • their religion.
his only begotten Son. Therefore we have more to do with those kind of ignorant persons. Two writers of the court requested me to read the tract which I had in my hand. I had the “Dark Way” in my hand, therefore read it to them; distributed nine tracts, four “Dark Way,” to four respectable men. 3. This morning I went to the bazar. There I read seven tracts and explained to about forty persons. Some females also attended the company; no opposition; distributed twenty-three tracts, one “Dark Way.” This noon two men brought their borrowed books and took two other books from the circulating library. When I examined whether they had read the former books, they appeared very well. This evening Warren 2d and I went to the temple of Meenarehy; there I read a tract to a company of about fifty persons; one of them prevented us from reading and asked many foolish questions in order to make laugh of the people. Some of his questions were, “What is the color of God? And what is the color of good and evil?” etc. After a little while the company became noisy; therefore we thought it is not good to stop there any longer and went to Meenarehy's gate. The company also followed us. About two hundred people surrounded me, both Tamulians and Mohammedans. Without any fear I opened my unclean lips to proclaim the good tidings of the never-dying souls. I read the “Heavenly Things” with louder voice than usual. In the middle of the tract the people became very noisy again also. Warren seeing this, he thought to carry some of them to a little distance. When he gained his thought, he read a certain tract to them in a loud voice. The people who were with me hinted to some of the Mohammedans to ask something of Then a Moore asked, “What shall we do to be saved?” I told him, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, then you will be saved.” He asked, “Cannot we believe the great Nelby or prophet Mohammed?” I said not, he is not a true mediator between God and man; they asked, “Why?”—Because he did not do any thing to save men, or he did such and such things in order to satisfy his desire only. Then they became very noisy, a young man took his hand to beat me down, but another said, “No, take care, he is the government's or the company's man.” Another man of the same religion told, “Will the government take our heads, if we beat these good-for-nothing folks? how can he speak ill of our great prophet Mo
hammed.” Without moving to left or right, I stood firm among the company. In the mean time another Moorman came from a distance, ready to buy a thing in the bazar. He saw me in great danger, came into the company and took hold of my hand and dragged me out of the company. I thought he is also one of my enemies. He carried me alone and advised me, “It is not a rare thing to be one or more wicked people among so many; therefore, if you want to publish your religion, speak individually, there is no harm in it.” When he took hold of my hand I thought he is also an enemy, but the all-doing God made him a preserver of my life. I know something of the martyrs and also I know to be faithful unto death. Without tribulation none can be a good soldier. See Acts xiv, 22, etc. 4. This morning two Warrens and I went to the same place, but did not see any particular thing. Then went to the next gate of Meenarehy; there we read and explained to about thirty persons; most of them heard us very well; five of them disputed, and in the company said, “Brothers, all the people in every caste, will receive the christian religion soon;” and some said we serve the Lord for worldly profits.-Distributed forty tracts. Two young men tore two of the books. Some asked, “Why do you give to such vile persons?” We told them the parable of the sower, etc. This morning I gave two gospels to men out of the library. They appeared very well; one had read the book which he received before; he said, “I am become very old from my manhood till this, I seek salvation in every religion, but could not find. If you have any thing tell me, without deceiving. 6. Sunday. Went to the east gate of the Meenarehy. I read a tract; the people said, “That we may know that your religion is more pure than ours, let your God come and say in our dreams; then we will worship him.” Warren engaged in another company; distributed seventeen tracts. This afternoon we went to a hill, four miles from the fort, There is a very pleasant village at the foot of the hill; there are about five hundred houses. We were informed that there is a devotee on the southern side of the hill. We went there, but did not see him. We left a “Dark Way” and two other tracts in his room that he will perhaps read them. On the top of the hill there is another building for the Mohammedans, a mosque. As soon as we descended from the hill, some brah