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INDEX. /se^^y^ 



Asbory, Bev. S. B., Arrival at Mina- 

pore 64 

Aostnl Islands, Missionary visit to . 270 

Bt&roloDgs, Persecution for Christ's 

sake ...... 808 

Basotos, French Protestant Mission to 

2^0, 238 
Bmylis, Mrs., Arrival in India . . 64 
Benares, Notices of the Mission. . 219 
Berhampore Journal of Missionary 

Tour 233, 252 

Bright, Rev. F. J., Arrival at Mirza- 

pore 64 

Brockway, Rev. Thomas, Ordination 

of 88 

Btidden, Rev. J. H., Return to 

India 46,100 

Calcutta, State and Progreas of Edu- 
cation 291 

Carmichael, Dr., Arrival in China . 100 
Chicaoole, Death of a Teloogoo Con. 

vert 286 

China, AnK)y, Report of the Biianon . 288 
— — Hankow, Commencement of 

Mission at • • . . 7 
■ Progress of the Mis- 

sion . 86, 210, 884 

Hostilities agfunst the Tae Rng 

Insurgents .... 282 
— - Peking, Progress of Dr. Lock- 

hartto .... 8 
■ Opening of the Mission 

Hospital .... 80 

-^— Labours! in the Hospital 


Poklo, Origin and Progrest of 

the cause of Christ at . . 13 
Martyrdom of Chea . 17 

Revolution in the Executive Go- 

vernment .... 82 

Shanghae, Notices of the Mission 

11. 76, 214 

Return of Messsrs. Dawson 

and Cowie . . . 20, 88, 90 
-^— Hen-tsin* Notices of the Mis- 
sion ' . 34,230,831 


China, Visitation of Cholera . . 804 
Chisholm, Rev. A., Death of . .224 
Cdes, Rev. J. B., Arrival in India . 90 
Corbuld, Rev. A., Arrival in India . 90 
Cousins, Rev. W. E., Ordination of . 89 
' Departure for Madagascar . 100 
Cowie, Rev. Hugh, Return to Eng- 
land 20, 88, 90 

Cross, Miss, Arrival in India • . 90 

Dalgliesh, Rev. J. and Mrs., Arrival 
inEnghind 296 

Davidson, Dr. A., Departure for Mada- 
gascar 100 

Dawson, Rev. R. and Mrs., Return to 
Engknd • • . . 20, 88, 90 

Doflus, Rev. J., Ordination of . .89 
' Departure for Madagascar • 100 

Edkins, Mrs., Death of . .19 

£ramanga,yiBit of Rev. A. W. Murray 82 

Fletcher, Rev. Duncan and Mrs., Ar- 
rival in England .... 100 

Gannaway, Rev. J. F., Arrival in India 64 
Gardner, Rev. W. J., Return to 

Jamaica 64^ 90 

Mrs., Return to Jamaica . . 296 

Gill, Rev. George, Relinquishment of 

Missionary labour .... 44 

Graaf Reinet, Report of the Minion . 58 

Hall, Mrs., Arrival in China . . 100 

Harbutt, Rev. W., Settlement of . 818 

Henderson, Dr., Arrival in EngUmd . 90 

Return to China . . 225 

Hewlett, Rev. J., Artival at Benares 64 

India, Mr. Laoroix on Vemacukr 
Preaching in .... 260 

— Memorial of a Native Christian 263 

— — Death of an aged Devil wor- 
shipper and his Christian 
grandchild . . • 265 

Jansen, Mrs., Death of . -818 

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JohnstoD, Mrs., Arrival in India . 90 
Joyce, Rev. Alfred, Departure for 
Januuca • . . • . 100 

Kennedy, Rev. Jas. and Mrs., Arrival 
in England 225 

Lees, Rev. Jon., Arrival in China . 100 
Lessel, Rev. T. L., Arrival at Calcutta 64 
Lewis, Rev. E. and Mrs., Arrival in 

England 819 

London Missionary Society, Announce- 
ment of Anniversary Services 66, 90, 97 

Annual Meeting . . .155 

Anniversary Collections . . 226 

Lowe, Rev. John, Arrival in India . 64 

Mabba, Rev. Q., Arrival in India • 64 
Madagascar, Proposed Recommence- 
ment of the Misason . ' . . 1 

Visit of The Rev. J. J. Le 

Brun .... 25, 203 

British Embassy to Radama II. 27 

Catholic Missionaires in 29, 802 

Arrival of Rev. W. Ellis tit 

Mauritius .... 49 
^— Corroboration of Previous Re- 
ports .... 73 
^— Munificent Christian Offering . 75 
Arrival of Mr. Ellis at l>Mnatave 227 

Departure of Mr. Ellis for the 

Capital . . . .251 

Arrival of Mr. Ellis at the 

Capital .... 275 

Arrival of the ax Missionaries 

atXamatave . . .279 

Postponement of the King's 

Coronation 280 

Progress of the Misaion . 299 

- Appeal for the Erection of Me- 

morial Churches . . • 323 

Contributions in aid of . . 825 

Appeal to Juvenile Classes • 825 

Letter from the Rev. W. Ellis . 826 

Mar^, Renewed Attack upon the Na- 
tive Christians .... 


Mihie^ Rev. James, Return to Jamaica 296 
Missionary Ship, Journal of Voyage . 79 
Morris, Rev. W. E., Arrival in India. 64 
Mullens, Mrs., Death of . . .42 
Newport, Rev. G. O., Ordination of . 272 
Departure for India . . 296 

Parrett, Mr. John, Departure for 

Madagascar 100 

Peeragee, Mr. P., Ordination of . 216 

Pettigrew, Bev. O., Arrival in England 226 

Return to Berbice . . 342 

Phillips, Rev. M., Arrival in India . 64 
Pitman, Mrs., Death of . . . 317 
Polynesia, Journal of the ** John Wil- 
liams" 79 

'— Journal of Rev. W. Wyatt 

Gill 837 

Porter, Rev. E., Arrival in India . 64 

Mrs., Return to India . . 241 

Mr. E.S., Deathof. . . 87 

Pratt» Miss, Departure for Samoa . 100 

- Arrival in Sydney . .. . 819 

Raiatea, Joyftd Reception of the Mis- 
sionary 43 

Rarotonga, Notices of the Mission . 816 

Roome, Mrs., Arrival in England . 296 

Samoa, Review of the Mission . • 60 
Savage Island, Notices of tiie Mission 

295, 812 
Scott, Rev. Jas. and Mrs., Return to 

Demerara .... 64,100 
South Africa (Central) Progress of the 

Mission .... 53, 307 

Stagg, Mr. C. H., Departure for Mi- 

dagaaoar • . . • • 100 

Thomson, Rev. A., Arrival in Lidia . 64 

Death of . . . .317 

Toy, Rev. R., Ordination of . .89 

Departure for Madagascar . 100 

Turner, Rev. P. S., Ordination of . 88 

Vivian, Rev. J. C, Ordination of . 88 
Departure for the South Seas . 100 

Arrival in Sydney . . . 819 

Vizagapatam, Baptism of Native Con- 
verts 40 

- Autobiography of two Hindoo 

Converts ... 85 

Wallbridge, Rev. £. A. and Family, 
Arrival in Eugland . . . 225 

■ Return to Demerara . . 342 

Warder, Mr. Wm., Ordination of . 223 
Widows and Orphans, and Aged Mis- 
sionaries Offering . 20, 66, 91, 341 

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With feelings of derout thankfulness and joy we are able, with the com- 
mencement of the new year, to confirm to the fullest extent the hopes which 
we have expressed during the last two months with regard to the blessed 
change which the proyidence of QoA has wrought on behalf of His suffer- 
ing saints in Majdaoaboab, and the prospects with which they are now 
cheered of future liberty, security, and peace. By the last mail from 
Mauritius the following letter has arrived from some of the most devoted 
Christian Pastors and other Native Brethren in Madagascar; and we feel 
assured that our readers, as they peruse the important statements it con- 
tains, will exnltingly ezdaim, ** The Lord hath done great things for them, 
whereof we are glad." 

It will be seen that the Prince Royal is now securely established on the 
throne of Madagascar as Rjlbama XL — that he has opened the prison 
doors and set the captives free — ^that he has struck off the fetters from 
the enslaved, and called back the wandering and persecuted refugee to 
his peaceful home. These Christian correspondents, writing to Mr. Ellis, 
are now able, on the authority of their sovereign, to give him an earnest 
invitation to visit their capital. Thus they write :— 

** We tell you, our beloved friend, that whosoever of our Brethren and 
Sisters that wish to come up to Antananarivo, there is no obstacle in the 
way — all is free, for Badama 11. said to ns : * Write to our friends in 
London, and say that Radama II. reigns, and say that whosoever wishes 
to come up can come.^ And bring all the Bibles and Tracts with you, 
for we long to see your face, if it be the will of God." 

This invitation, on the part of our valued friend, Mr. Ellis, had been 
anticipated. As we stated in our last number, he embarked at Southamp- 
ton on the 20fch November, and has, we trust, through the preserving 
mercy of . God, ere this landed at Mavbitius. Here it is probable further 
tidings will await him from the Christians at the capital, who will have 
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with safety he will proceed to Tamatavb, and thence to AirTANAKABiro- 
This, however, ns we previously intimated, from the insalubrious state of 
the country, cannot be attempted for several weeks ; but in the interval 
IVIr. Ellis will doubtless be able to acquire ample knowledge of everything 
affecting both the Gt)vemment and the Native Christians, from correspon- 
dence with the Eev. J. J. Le Brun, who probably reached the capital 
about the end of October. 

The Directors of the Society, now/i//Zy assured that God has opened a 
wide and effectual door, are most deeply anxious that messengers from our 
Churches should be found ready to enter in and broadcast the field with the 
good seed of the kingdom, before the enemy, who is eagerly waiting for 
the opportunity, can scatter tares. Two well qualified agents have already 
offered themselves for this great service, but six at least will be required 
for its commencement ; and we trust that those Christian friends who 
have long joined in prayer to the Gt)d of Missions for the downfall of 
tjrranny and superstition in Madagascar, will now blend with their thanks- 
givings their continued and earnest supplications to the Divine Head of 
the Church, that He would thrust forth an adequate number of devoted 
labourers, who, after a season of faithful and self-denying toil, shall he 
rewarded with a glorious harvest. 

*' Antananarivo, September 11th 1861 . 
" To Rev. Wm. Ellis, 

" We have received the letter ihai yoa wrote in the month of Jane, 1861, which 
came from London, and we rejoice at the exhortation yon gave for our continoanoe 
in Jesus Christ, and your remembrance of us in yoor prayers to CU)d ; and that the 
Brethren and Sisters with you ceased not to entreat CU)d onbehalf of the Brethroi 
and Sisters with as. 

** And now God has heard the prayers which we have offered to Him, and Mada- 
ga8<^r is wide open for the Word of God ; those that were in bonds are now all 
released from their chains, and are come to Antananarivo. The pilgrims that were 
in hiding places are now to be seen ; and these are now new things with us. 

" On Friday, the 2drd of August, Banavalona the Queen died, and Rakotond Ra- 
dawa was raised to be the King of Madagascar— on the 23rd of August, 1861, 
be, Radama II., was raised to be the King. 

" But there was nearly a contention about it, for Prince Ramboasalama hh^ many 
people to set him upon the throne, and there was nearly a struggle at Antananarivo 
among the people. But God overturned their foolish plans to 'nothing, and the 
officers, and the judges, and the leaders of the people were banished by the king, and 
sent away as exiles. Prince Ramboasalama was also banished from Antananarivo, 
and those people that were chained and banished were those people that were strong 
in persecuting and did not like the Christians. And now we thank God for subdu- 
ing the enemy. 

^When the people heard it proclaimed that Radama 11. reigned, aU Hbe 
|)eep)e both great and small rejoiced exceedingly ; and ike Comroander-in-Ohief, 
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€ftii9e Badama II. to reign. Bat all these people liad not powar enongb to do that 
for it was God who sought to do good for Madagascar, and gave strength to these 
people to cause Badama II. to reign. 

** And on Thursday, the 29th Ang^t, 1861, we that were in concealment 
appeared : Bainivao, Bamiandry, Bainiketaka, Bazaka, Babodo, and Andrianbahiny ; 
then all the people were astonished when they saw ns that we were alive and not yet 
buried or eaten by the dogs, and there were a great many of the people desiring to 
see OS, for they considered ns as dead — and this is what astonished them. On the 
9th of September those that were in fetters came to Antananarivo, bat they oonld 
not walk on accoant of the weight of their heavy fetters and their weak and feeble 

** And this we tell yon onr bebved friend, that whosoever of onr Brethren or 
Sisters that wish to come np to Antananarivo, there is no obstacle in the way — all is 
free, for Badama II. said to us : ' Write to our friends in London, and say that 
Biidama II. reigns, and say, that whosoever wishes to come np can come.' And bring 
all the Bibles and Tracts with yon, for we long to see yonr face, if it be the will of 
€kKi. We are much in want of medicine, for many are sick and feeble among the 
Christians, and we l<mg for yon to come np to Antananarivo. And weTisit yon, and 
we visit your wife, and we visit your children, and all the Brethren and Sisters in the 
faith ; until we meet may Qod bless yon, saith 

•• BainivjiO. 

" BiMIiLlf DRY. 

" Babe. 
" Bazas AI08A. 
'* Bazaka. 
" Batsilainget; 
'' And all the Brethren and Sisters salute you." 



Ofb friend Dr. Lockhart has been greatly encouraged by the favour of 
Divine Providence, which has crowned with succesi} his enterprising 
endeavour to advanee northward of Shanghae, and» if possible, to reach 
the IicPEBiAL Capital of China. His very interesidng letters, which we 
insert, contain a description of his voyage and journeys ; and our readers 
will see from the narrative, that Missionaries for China must be men 
<5apable of enduring hardness, and willing to meet toil and danger in their 
Master's service. 

The visit of Dr. Lockhart to Tiek-tsik was particularly cheering to our 
afflicted Brother the Bev. Joseph EDKiKS,who had just before been called, 
by the mysterious providence of God, to lose his excellent wife and devoted 
fellow-labourer. This great city, which appears, even beyond what is 
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cleanlmess, presents neyertheless an extensive field for Missions ; and is 
additionally important as the highway to PsKiira. The commencement ot 
Mr. Edkins's labours has already been attended with the Divine blessing, 
and we hope that ere long he will be joined by some feithful fellow-labourer 
for this vast field. 

" Tien-tein, September 7th, 1861. 

'' My dbab Ebibnd, — 1 left Shanghae, August 29th, arrived off the promoiit.orj 
of Shan-tung and anchored in Chefoo bay the night of the 3l8t — a good passage of 
three days. The following morning I landed and saw Mr. Cowie, who has been 
there for some time, and at 11 o'clock I started in the steamer, and the following 
day arrived at the Peiho ; went on shore to see the forts — the scene of Admiral 
Hope's defeat in 1^59-— now in possession of tiie English. The next day I got a 
passage in a French gun-boat and passed np the river, but could not reach the 
dty of Tien-i^n, so General Stoneley, Dr. Gordon, and I, started to walk np. It 
was now 8 p.m., pitch dark, and the wind blew out onr lantern ; one went back to 
the village with great difficulty through the mud, to get another light, and we 
started again on our ^ve mile walk. Oh ! such a walk, or struggle, or plunge as 
it was — heavy rain, high wind, thick mud, and deep ruts full of water, into whidi 
we stumbled and fell; but we soon got so dirty that we did not mind that — 
happily we did not again lose our light. The road was a broad earthen road 
which the rain softened into deep mud, and made our progress as through a slough 
of despond. 

" In two hours we got to the suburbs, and I went to the friend with whom I am 
staying, got dry clothes which were too short for me— a fire and hot tea, and was 
dry, clean, and comfortable. I was very stiff and limpy the next day, but am quite 
well again now, and our adventure is only a droll remembrance of the entrance to 
this place. 


** Tien-tsin is a large, busy, active city, but one of the filthiest places I ever put 
foot in. The streets are unpaved,and the rain softens the earth, which is worked up 
by the mule carts of the country into a state that is something surprising^ but rather 
unpleasant to stumble into. The filth of the place makes it very unhealthy during 
the hot season, and it Is not a good climate, fearfully hot in summer and shockingly 
cold in winter; but it is a crowded, thriving, active place — is on the Peiko at the 
north end of the Grand Canal, an important dty, and must he a station of the London 
Missionary Society, on account of its proximity to Peking. At present we have not 
free entrance to Peking, but I hope soon to get my passport, which I have applied 
for, and go there as soon as possible, but I do not know when. We do not dedde 
whether Peking or this is to be the chief station, but eventually I hope Peking will 
be the Station, and Tien-tsin the Out-station. Here Mr. Edkins has a house and 
little chapel attached to it. This we most for the present retain, till we can see our 
course more dearly. By and bye, I hope he will be with me at Peking, and when 
we get the promised new Missionaries fi*om you, which I calculate on in a few 
months, we shall be able to keep both places easily— Gh>d granting ns life and health. 
For the time, we rent here, but we must look out for land, and build a house in a 
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can bare no idea. It la clear that we should retain oar position at this place : and 
Edkins is also folly possessed with this idea, that Peking and Tien«tsin are the 
points for the London Missionary Society to sostain in the north. I expect we shall 
in time be able to find Out-stations firom both these important cities. 

" As to my own movements, I wait for my passport, when I shall take carts and 
proceed to Peking at once, hoping God will bless my work. I suppose I shall be 
there next week, but I write my letters at once, lest my passport should come sooner, 
for then I go straightway. 

" The Emperor of China is dead. He died of paralysis, August 22nd. Ishallbe 
able to tell you more about this firom Peking; but it is said that the young heir te 
the throne is only eight years old. The regen^ is said to be anti-finreign. Prince 
Kong is not of the Council, but retained in his office as Minister for Foreign 
Affiurs. I do not think this state of things lodes well for peace ; so we may have a 
reTolotlon as well as a rebellion in China; but the L(»rd reigneth, and He doeth all 
things well ; and I trust to be able to prosecute my work without hindrance. * • • 



" The new English settlement here is a good position — all the firont lots are sold, 
but I have sent in an application for a lot which may be granted in addition. I shall 
take it in my own name and responsibility, and it will do for our house if we so 
decide — if not I can then sell it. Edkins's little chapel I am much pleased with ; 
be gets congr^:ations of intelligent, decent people. I was with him yesterday — the 
seryiee was partly reading, partly explanatory, and partly address ; and the hearers 
were very attentive, and made sensible remarks. I am thus far pleased with the 
people and their evident cultivation. I shall slip into the dialect in a little time, 
and I doubt not I shall be as much interested in all my work here as I anticipated. 
It is a fine field, and much will be done, by God's blessing, among the people here 
and at Peking. God has opened up a way to this part— let us go in and possess it 
for Him. • # • 

" I am mach pleased with the congregation. I have been to all the meetings on 
Sunday and week days, and much is doing, and much hoped for, and there is good 
prospect of success. But you must send us men as soon as possible, if we are to 
occupy this place and Peking— they are both important. If you send us help in 
tiie winter, we can have it by spring; — till March we are firozen up — that is, fiom 
December to March. 

** Edkins, like a Christian soldier, finds his solace to his grief in his work. With 
kind regards to the Directors and Mr. Pront, 

" I am, yours very truly, 
} " Rev. Db. Tidmak. (Signed) " Wif . Lockhabt. 

*' 3 P.M. I am to have my passport to-morrow at 12, and then I start iu carts 
for Peking." 

Dr. Lockhart^s expectation of obtaining a paasport from the British 
Ambassador was shortly realized, and the following letter contains a 
description of his advance to the capital and his reception by Mr. Bbtjoe. 

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" Peking, September 18tli, 1861. 
** My beab Pbiewd, — ^I haye arrived, by God's great groodness, at tbe end of my 
long journey, and am at Peking, Kving in this Tartar city, at tbe British Lega- 
tion, as Mr. Bmce's gnest. As soon as I got my passport, I started, and in fire 
earts journeyed the hundred miles from Hen-tsin to Peking ; it took me two and a 
half days to do it. What a eontrast with the beginning and end of my journey ! I 
was two hours slipping down to Dover, one hundred miles from London, and the final 
one hundred miles were nearly three days in accomplishing. However, at last I rolled 
in my cart under the great gates, and entered the Imperial city, thanking God for 
all the way in which He had led me, and given me grace to enter on this place as the 
hoped-for spheire of labour. Mr. Bruce has been very kind, and promises to help me ; 
at present I am a visitor, but I shall be very loath to go away, and shall try all plans 
to secure my residence here. I believe this will be accomplished, and that soon I 
shall be able to report that I have entered on my woric in this place. When once 
settled here, I think I shall be little disposed to leave for Hankow or other places, 
till on my return home I may go there. 


** This is a grand place for work ; it is the capital, the vital heart of the eminre. 
I expected to find much dirt here, and it is here in quantity ; hut still there is 
much of great interest — its walls, its gates, its streets and palaces are all vast and 
fine. I have seen the old Jesuit Observatory on a g^rand terrace on the walls, with 
its neat bronze instruments by Yerbiest, Bicci, Schaal, and others — not used at 
present ; they are immense things, and richly ornamented. Also, in another part of 
the city, the old Bomish cathedral ; on its gate is the inscription, ' Yia r^^ cisli 
1657.' The walls were painted by Ghirardlne. It is being repaired most fully 
after long neglect and decay. I am going to the old cemetery, where Bicci, 
Schaal, and many others of the old missionaries lie interred ; it is outside the city, 
in the West. 

** I hope my commg will be the commencement of Plrotestant Missions in Peking, 
and that the London Missionary Society will not give up the place. There is a 
house I shall try to get in a few days, but owing to the death of the Emperor, affium 
are unsettled, and nothing can be done just now. When Mr.^Bruce feels at liberty 
to attend to this house afiair, I shall try to buy it, as it is of consequence to procure 
permanent quarters; and I should only be too glad to purchase, if only to commit 
you to the keeping up the station. The more I see of the place, the more important, 
in every way, does it appear to me. 

" To-day is the anniversary of the captivity of the prisoners, and of the battle of 
Chang-kea-wan. I passed over the battle*field last week ; and, curiously enough, 

Miyor B , who came out to get tidingps of his son's fiite, leaves Peking on his 

return. He is not satisfied with anything he hears of the afiair. 

** Excuse a short letter, as I have just found that a gentleman is leaving, and thia 
may be sent on with the chance of catching a mail. 

" Yours very truly, 

•' Bet. Db. Tipman.** (Signed) " W. Lockhabt. 

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OiTB enterprising Missionary, the RiY. Griffith Johk, has made a 
Toyage up the Yakg-tsi to Hak-kow, with a yiew to form a permanent 
Missionary settlement in that great emporium of commerce^ with a popu- 
lation, though now greatly reduced, of not less^than one miUum soids. The 
result of his inquiries is encouraging, and we doubt not that, by the blesa- 
ing of Gh)d, a Christian Church will slunrtly be established in this heathen 

Tlie description giren by our Brother of the Great Ritbr must proTe 
both interesting and instructive to oTcry attentiye reader ; and we trust, 
{hat hereafter the messengers of mercy will be found on its mighty waters, 
Tinting the several provinces of China, through which it rolls in its majes- 
tic course of nearly thrbr thoubaitd miles. 

"Hankow, September 18tb, 1861. 

"My dear Brother, — ^In coinpaDy with Mr. Wilson I left Shangbae on 
Jone 9th, and arrived at Hankow on the 2l8t. Oar object in visiting the place 
was to see whether it was desirable and practicable to establish a Mission station 
here, in the present state of the sorroonding country. We had not remained here 
many days before we became deeply impressed with its importance, and of the de- 
nrableness oi its being occupied without delay. I know of no place in China that 
has a stronger claim to the prompt attention of the Society. Having made up our 
minds on this point, our next task was to look out for a suitable house, and after a 
great deal of searching, and a vast amount of talking, we succeeded in procuring 
one that will answer <mr purpose for the present. 


" Tnth the view of bringing my fiimily to Hankow, I returned to Shangbae on 
August 6th, in a native boat. On the way we encountered a terrible squall, which 
threatened the immediate destruction of our crazy craft. The crew, with the ezcep< 
tion of one man, lost all presence of mind, and, having given up all for lost, they 
sat down trembling like so many aspen leaves. But the storm soon passed away, 
and we were left monuments of the providential goodness of God's mercy. 

"On the 2nd September, accompanied hj my fiimily, I bid adieu to Shanghae, 
ind read^d Hankow on the 12th. ^ee, I have been busily engaged in getting 
ftings into order, and in a day ot two I hope to be able to oommenoe daily services 
in onr preaching-hall. 


*^ The river Yan^-tsi is deservedly celebrated throughout the world. It is known 
in China by the terms, the 'Son of the Ocean,* the * Great Biver,* the ' Oirdle <f 
China; &e. It takes its rise on the south-western side of the Bayan-kara, in 
Tking-hai or £oko-nor. At the distance of 1300 miles it joins the Tah-lung 
!Ejang, in Tun-nan. Above this junction its main trunk is called Sjng-sha Kiang ; 
viz., GoldeR Sand River; below it is called Tang-tsi Kiang and Ta Kiang, or 
Cbeat Biver. Its entire length in a direct line is about 2000 miles, and about 300Q 
in all its windings. For four or five months of every year its great body and depth 
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throughout the year fi>r vessels of a smaller kind. Its tribntaries are large and 
numerous ; and the basm drained by this magnificent river is estimated at 750,000 
square miles. Its water is veiy muddy, by reason of the large quantity of silt 
which it carries in its bosom, and deposits in the form of islands along its channel. 
The current is strong at all times, but exceedingly so during the annual rising of 
the water. The flooding commences about the end of the fourth Chinese moon, 
*and reaches its maximum height in the seventh, when it begins again to subaide. 
It rises annually from thirty to thirty -five feet, and sometimes much higher. About 
twelve years ago it rose forty-five feet, and the whole of Hankow was twelve feet 
under water. Much property was destroyed, and many lives lost. Communication 
was carried on by means of small boats. These visitations are, however, but rare; 
Were it otherwise, Hankow, instead of being the greatest mart in the empire, 
would have been an unknown mud-hut village. During most of the above period 
all the low country, for miles on both banks, is under water. In June, the country 
from Nanking to Hankow presented a remarkable spectacle. Both banks wer6 
obliterated ; most of the islands had wholly disappeared ; many a village had been 
partially or wholly swept away ; where, at other seasons, the river is only half a 
mile wide, there it spread out into a vast sheet of \rater, pierced here and there by 
tops of trees and the roofs of houses, and lost in the embraces of the horizon. The 
g^od of the land and grain was to be seen occasionally seated on a high mound or 
bank, having been removed from his watery ehrine by his worshipper, who belieyea 
in his omnipotence to save and bless others, though impotent to save himself. At 
some villages the people were seen clinging to their mud walls, though surrounded 
by the devouring element, anxiously waiting the next move of the ' Son of the 

" At present the general appearance of things is considerably changed. The 
banks are becoming more defined, the islands have reappeared, the people are re- 
turning, the mud-huts are being rebuilt and repaired, and the grass and green herb 
are beginning to spring forth and beautify the plain. Along the banks of the river 
there are many cities, towns, and villages. At most places anarchy, poverty, and 
wretchedness seem to reign. For about ten years the whole country, from Chin- 
kiang to Hankow, has been a battle-field or a camp. Most of the cities and towns 
have been lost and won again and again. The river has been almost blocked up, 
and the native trade suspended during the above period. Chin Kiang, Kanking, 
Wd-hti, Kgan-king, Kiti-kiang, are mere camps, and though formerly flouriahing 
and important, are now wretched, and, for the most part, commercially wortUew. 
Such is the river and the present aspect of things along its banks. 


" Some idea of the importance of this river, both in a Missionary and commercial 
point of view, may be [formed from the nature and magnificence of the provinoea 
through which it passes. 

" There is the province of Si-chttek (t. e., Four Streams), whose area is eeti- 
mated at 166,800 English square miles, and whose population, according to the 
Census of 1812, is upwards of twenty-one millions. It is the largest province ot 
the eighteen. It is rich in grain, silk, tea, horses, metals, musk, and rhubarb. Its 
mineral productions are abundant. The climate is reported to be good, and the 
scenery grand and beautiAil. The Tang-tsi Kiang receives some of its largest 
tributaries from this province. 

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" The popolaium of Tuh-han (t. e., the SoutH of Uie Clondj Monniaina) is 
between Jhe and six millions, end its area about lOS^OOO square miles. It is 
bounded south by Annam, Laos, and Siam, and west bj Burmah. A considerable 
trade is carried on between these countries and China through Ynn<nan. Very 
little is known of the province and its resources. The Yang-tsi Kiang enters the 
province on the north-west. 

** KwBi-CHStr (». e.. The Noble Begion) contains a population about as large as 
that of Tnn-nau. Its area is about 64,654 square miles. Its productions consist 
of lice, wheat, musk, tobacco, timber, and cassia ; it abounds also in lead, copper, 
quicksUyer, and iron. The poppy also b largely cultivated in this province, as well 
as in those of 8i-ohuen and Yun*nan. Its cultivation has been more than doubled 
within the last few years. The native opium bids fair to supplant the foreign, being 
Aot much inferior in quality, and far cheaper in price. 

" Hu-VAK is 74,320 square miles, and contains a population of about nineteen 
miUians. Its numntains are lofty, and its plains extremely fertile. The Tting-ting 
lake is the largest in the empire. The mountains of Hd-nan supply many a pro- 
vince with timber and coaL Malachite, iron, and lead are also excavated. 

'' Hn-FDH, the province in which I now write, is about 70,000 square miles. Its 

population is more than twenty-seven miliums. Its productions are com, rice, silk, 

"^eolton, tea, fish, and timber. It contains the largest mart in China, and one of 

the largest in the world. Its position is central, and commands an easy access to 

every pari of the country. 

''£iA]ra-si is 72,176 square miles, and contains a population of tteentg-three 
mlUoMS. It is celebrated for the beauty of its natural scenery, the porcelain manu- 
ftetories of King-tuh Chun, and as containing the residence of Chd-Hi, the Com* 
mentator of Confucius, and the greatest philosopher of China. 

"NeAK-HWSX is about 48^000 square miles, and contains a population of about 
iksrUf-four milUoms^ 

''And, finally, theie is Kiaho-sv, with its population of nearly /^tr^y-ct^A^ 

"In these regions the beauty and riches of China are most amply displayed; and 
whether we consider their agnoultural resources, their great manufactories, their 
various productions, their many canals and tributary] rivers, these two provinces 
doubtless constitute the best territory of China, 

^ Such is the vast territory into which we are introduced, and the immense popu- 
lation with which we are brought into contact, by the recent opening up of this 
' Great Biver.* But this is not all. With this river at our command, we can with 
esse, by means of its nnmerous affluents, penetrate those provinoes which lie on the 
north and south of those whieh line the banks of the Yang-tvi: and eventually we 
shall be able, if necessary, to proceed beyond the eonfines of China Proper into the 
very heart of Tartary and Thibet 


" A Roman Catholic Missionary, writing of this spot in 1845, says :— • The night 
had already closed in when we reached the place, where the river is entirely covered 
with vessels of all sizes and forms, congregated here from all parts. I hardly think 
there is another port in the world so freqaented as this, which passes, too, as among 
the most commercial in the empire. We entered one of the open ways, a sort of 

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stt^eet, laving e«sh side ddined by floafing «liops, and irfier ftmr iwrnrB toBiome navi- 
ga^on tlirongli tlie difficult labyrinth, arrived at the place of debarkation. For die 
space of five leagfoes one can only see bonses along fbe sbore, and an iofinitiide of 
bcantiiVil and strange-looliing Teasels in the river^ some at andior and ottiers passing 
lip and down at all hours.* 

" Ere it was burnt down by the rebels, about five years ago, it mnsfc have "pp^ 
rented a wonderful spectacle. It even now reminds one of Sttch cities aa Sd-cbeu, 
Hang-cben, and Canton. The streets are wide, the shops are large and deep, and tbc 
population is great. Representatives of aH the provinces in C9iina are to be ftnad 
here, and all the variely of the prodnctiotts of the whole country were fbrmerly 
brought to this mart. The rebels have Tisltcd the place four times, (hi the firet 
three, the persons and property of the pec^le were respected. On the fourth occa- 
sion, however, the people having joined the ImperiaHsis in eppositron to the insnr* 
gents, the place was converted into a.she8. Notwithstanding, it is recovering itself 
rapidly, and the people say that one year of peace and security wouM restore H to fl» 
pristine glory and importance ; a more convincing proof of its inherent -vitality is 
not needed than the flourishing aspect whicb it now presents, after sudi a ^HrHul 

** I was told but the other day, by a respectable foreign merdiant here, tliat sinoe 
June the trade of Hankow has not been less timn two miffions sterling, and ^a{ 
In all probability it w!fl be six millions neit year, at the same season. Hie place it 
quite imposing in its general appearance. The principal street is, IJhe natives ray> 
about ten miles firom the lowest point on the Yang-tsf to the highest point ee the 
If an. On the opposite side of the Yang-tsi is \T^-chang, the provincial eipiiy. 
The city is large and prettily situated. It is dtv!ded into two sections by a nrage ^ 
hills. Its population in former thnes must have been about 800,009. The eimm* 
ference of the wall is about ten miles. On the opposite side of the Han river h the 
city of H an-yjang. \ This is a small city, and of no great comaMVcia! iteportaaoe^ 
In former times the population of these three places was prc^ably between two 
millions and a ha{f and three millions. Well has it been termed by the Chtnese 
Hen-chia-chi-chnng (». «., Middle of the Empire) and ^^en-Ma^chl-^in (t. e., Heart of 
the £nipire)w Commercially it was so, and is destined fo be so again. Tliemer* 
cbants are quite alive to the importance and advantage of the place. There ten no 
less than twenty -two foreign hongs opened at the place already. 


** Neither have the Roman CathoKos been blind lo tin advantages whick this 
ylncrpresents for earrying on the work of proseiytiera. Thnse young mm, who had 
just arrived from Europe, were my firihiw-paasengera to Hanfesw. Them aie twelve 
ftireign MtSBienariee and thirteen ordained natives in this province. They hav« 
15,000 converts. They complain that the work makes hat akw progress at fsesent* 
on account of the prevailing impression that Christianity is a political institution, 
that the Missionaries are the emissaries of foreign princes, and that the preaching 
of the Gospel is only an ingenious way of preparing the minds of the people for the 
advent of new masters. 

" Tliis is their head-quarters in the province. The Bishop of Hu-puh is also the 
Pope's Legate. The Church of Rome has not been slow to send Missionaries to 
other parts of this glorious sphere. Men have been ^^^Mtjlje^tjg,^ parts of 

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fin empire. Ilaj are detorauned to iuiT« dntta, if bwo, ukum^, UAmt, nd ie- 
Totedneis oin leesre it. The Somish Ohuroh in her sfbtn m M uOitt u tlra mar* 
ehant is in his. It is high time for Protestant England to ponder deeply tU 
enormons crime of leaving this noUe prize iu poasession of the devil, or letting it 
pass qoietly into the hands of ' the Man of Sin/ Oh, where is our love to onr 
Saviour, our longing for the salvation of souls, our interest in tiie moral and spiritual 
elevation of our race, gone? May God send His Spirit to awaken within us a sense 
of our sin and shame. 

" Yours, very truly, 
" Rbv. Db. Tidmak. I(Signed) " Gbiffith Johzt. 

" P.S.— I have forgotten to mention that, so fiu>, n^ eipenmentai preaching here 
has been quite satisfactory. I have been preaching and distributing books in the 
streets to a considerable extent-. The preaching is generally listened to attentive^, 
and the hocka are received ghidly. The names of Ood and Jesus, and certain terms 
peculiar to the Christian religion, are quite fiimiliar to many, having heard theoa 
from the insurgents. I am not able to say as yet what will be the result of tke 
discovery of the identity of the terms. I remember two or three cases in whieh nqr 
preaching was objected to, on account of its being identical with the doctrine of the 
'Monsters,' as they term the rebels. 

** Generally, however, they seem to be indifferent on this point, and listen Tery 

"G. J/' 



OuB Brethren at Sha:^oicae have suffered serious interrupiipn in their 
work from the continued presence, within a few miles, of a large l)ody of 
Insurgents, who have been watching for an opportunity to take the city. 
In the execution of this purpose, they have hitherto been deterred ; but 
the country around has been devastated, and the people either skug^tered 
or dispersed. Nerertheless, oar Brethren have not ceased r^^rly to 
yisit seyeral out-stations, and to preacb the Gospel to the afflicted people ; 
and they now report the gratifying fact that in the city and the surround* 
ing distriets, neariy two hxthdebd Native Converts have been admitted 
to the feUowship of the Church — a fact which cannot fail to awaken both 
astonishment and gratitude. 

The following most gratifying Beport has been receiyed from the Ber. 
John Macgowan, writing on behalf of himself and his associates at 
Shanghae : — 

" Shanghae, October 4th, 1861. 

"Deam Sib,— -In reviewing the past six months, we rgoioe to believe that, 
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yet tbat there is much to light up the gloom which idolatrj hM cast over tiie km^ 
and to indace the Missionary to believe that the Spirit of God is at work among tlie 
masses of the people, 


" The discouragements are already known to you. They arise principally from 
the apathy with which the Chinese rc^^ard the future life. In the majority of cases, 
they appear to be totally indifferent as to what may be their condition when they have 
passed away from this world ; and therefore, wlien the reward of the Christian is 
presented, as an inducement to belieye in Christ and Him cracified, it presents none 
of those attractions which appear so great in the eye of the inhabitants of Western 
Nations. Another impediment which lies in the way of the speedy reception of the 
Gospel 18 the very imperfect idea which the Chinese have in regard to sin. They 
cannot be brought to look upon it in that heinous light in which it is presented to 
us in the Word of God : in feet, very few are willing to admit that they have any sin 
at all ; and therefore, when the Gospel is preached, denouncing man as the subject 
of sin and corruption, it clashes with all their preconceived ideas, and brings in a 
doctrine which is almost wholly new to them. These discouragements, howerer, 
are just such as might have been expected as the results of centuries of idolatry* 
The hearts which have been so long alienated from the true €rod, cannot be supposed 
to have retained any true conception of His nature or requirements. On the other 
hand, we are happy to Inform you that, during the last six months, the Gospd has 
been steadily gaining ground; our numbers are continually increasing, and the 
number of Christian professors in this heathen land is being gradually augmented. 
The utmost efforts have been put forth to bring the knowledge of the way of salva- 
tion within the reach of as many as possible. We have had daily services in the 
aty, both in the large and small chapels. The several country stations have also 
been frequently visited, and latterly a plan has been adopted by which the Chinese 
Hospital, with its immense duly attendance, shall be thoroughly evangelized. We 
also have in prospect the opening of a place for preaching on what is called the 
Mo-Ioo, in which a morning service will be held. The importance of this district 
has been already brought before your notice in a letter from Mr. John. Since that 
time the population has very much increased, numbers flocking to this and the other 
parts of Shanghae from the disturbed districts. Our proposed plan, therefore, will 
bring the Gospel within the hearing of great numbers who have never as yet heard 
it, and who may not have the time or the inclination to come to our chi^ek in 
the City. 


"During the past six months, our greatest success has been in some of tke 
country places. Many obstacles which exist in Shanghae to the spread of the 
Gospel, are not found there. Here, every one seems immersed in selfishness, or 
influenced in some degree by the debasing influeiice of the foreign residents ; whilst 
there, much more simplicity is found, and a readier assent given to the doctrines of 
the Cross. In T'say^So, for instance, our success has been altogether remarkable ; 
in six months seventeen members have been admitted by baptism into Christ's 
Church, whilst not a single individual has been brought under Church discipline. 
In reference to T*say-So, we most gladly take this opportunity of bearing witness to 
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is the testimony of nuuiy residing^ there, that the feelings of the people in regard to 
CSuristianity have been very eonsiderably changed from what they formerly were. 
Amongst other caases whieh have tended to prodnoe this change, the most prominent 
one ii a yery remarkable core effected by Dr. Henderson, on one of the inhabitants 
of that place. This man had been afflicted for several years by a disease which was 
considered by the Chinese doctors to be altogether beyond the reach of man. He 
was brought to our hospital at Shanghae, and in a few weeks was able to retnm to 
his home rpjoicing. This case has had a most powerful effect upon the minds of 
the people, and a torn has been given to affiurs, which we believe to be the com- 
mencement of a great in-gathering of souls. 

'* Independently of what has been done in Shanghae, and of what is still being carried 
on, a great deal has been done in the country, in the way of Bible and Tract distribntion. 
Many BEunilies have been supplied with the Word of Life or with eintomes of Qospel 
truth ; several districts have been visited and preached to, and well-foonded hopes 
are cherished that the doctrine of Christ crucified has shed light over many a dark 
soul. The number of members now belonging to the Church at Shanghae amountit 
to sixty-two, showing an increase of ten members during the past six months. Tsaii- 
ka-Azah consists of thirty-eight, of whom eight have been received during the same 
period ; Lm-kaong of thirty-three, of whom elef)en have been baptized ; T'say-So of 
twenty-three, of whom geventeen have been admitted ; Stingy Keang of thirty-five, of 
whom three have been baptized— making the total number of converts in Shanghae 
and the surrounding districts okb hukdsbd axi> vikbtt-okb. 

" Thus yon will see that steady progress is being made in every direction ; and 
now that our several situations have been ass^ed to us, we shall be able to con- 
centrate our efforts to better purpose; and I oonfidently hope and believe that the 
coining six months will see a still greater increase of Church members. 

" I remain, dear Sir, 

'* On behalf of the Committee, 

" Tours very sincerely, 
(Signed) "Johh Macoowak. 
" Rxv. Db. Tidmah.** 


No event, however interesting, in connection with the Society*s long con- 
tinued and extended labours in China, surpasses in importance the origin 
and progress of the cause of Christ at Pok-lo. It is a town of about 
fifteen thousand inhabitants, situated in the Canton Province, and about 
a hundred miles from the British Colony of Song Kong, To render the 
present communications more intelligible and instructive to our readers, 
it may be necessary to recapitulate the facts connected with the brief 
tistory of this interesting Mission. 

In the year 1856, our honoured friend Dr. Legge reported the interest- 
ing case of Ch'ea, a Christian convert, from Pok-lo. He was a man 
advanced in years, and his mind had been awakened to the truth and 
divinity of the Gospel 1^ instructions he had received from a colporteur 

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in the servioe of the British and Foreign Bible Sociafcj, and he came to 
Hong KoDg seeking ftirth^ counsel from our Missionaries. He waa 
admitted to the privileges of the Church, and shortly returned to his 
native town. In the year following he again visited ijhe colony, accom- 
panied by a Native Convert ; in 1 858 he made another visit, attended by 
two other Converts, and in the year 1859 he appeared with two more. 
All these had been brought to embrace the truth of Christ by his means. 
In the early part of 1860, Ch'ea again presented himself to Dr. Legge, 
with nine additional candidates for Christian baptism, making a total of 
fourteen souls brought to the knowledge of the Saviour by the Christian 
zeal of this yenerable man. In the spring of 1860 the Ber. John ChabnerSy 
accompanied by Tsun-Sheen, the Chinese Evangelist, made a visit to Pok«lo, 
where they were greatly cheered both by the steadfastness of the conyertt 
already received, and by the urgent application of many of the people for 
Chrifltiau baptism ; and of these, /or^y;/bwr were deemed suitable subjects 
for that ordinance. 

In the month of January last, sixteen additional individuals &om Pok-lo 
and its vicinity were received into the visible Church by Dr. Legge» at 
HoDg Kong. " making a total," as our friend observed, '^ up to that time, 
of etghty-Jive individuals who had publicly come oTer to the Chrifitiaa 

In May last both Dr. Legge and Mr. Chalmers again -visited Pok-lo and 
the surrounding country, when they reeeired upwards of forty additional 
converts ; and arrangements were then made for opening a siinctuarj in 
which the Native Christians should meet to enjoy the truths and ordinances 
of the Gospel. 

Such had been the rise and progress of the kingdom of God. The seed 
of truth sown in the heart of an aged and obscure individual had been 
watered by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and through progressive years it 
had brought forth thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold. All was promising ; 
and it was hoped that a European Missionary might shortly be appointed 
to this inland station, and preach the Gospel without let or hindrance. 
These bright prospects have, however, been suddenly overcast. In the 
early part of October, Dr. Legge received intelligence that a spirit of 
enmity and persecution against the Native Brethren had been exhibited by 
the higher class of their countrymen ; and, after obtaining an assurance of 
redress from the Governor of Canton and a native officer to protect him 
on the journey, he hastened to Pok-lo. The result of his visit is com- 
municated in a letter dated 14th October, from which we supply the 
following extracts : — 

Hong Kong, 14th October, 1861. 

** Dear Bbotheb, — I returned yesterday from a second visit made to Pok-lo, 
and hasten to give you some account of it, with the reasons which led to it. 

" In the month of July we effected the purchase of [|^i^||^^^^ the city of 

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BBk4o, m the nme of tlM SoeMy, md wire jtftobt&if^ to Imve it fitted «p m a 
ckapd, hifiiig' tint it ivould be tbe first of namy piaces of iK}rskip in tkut district 
iotft wiaofa the people anght be githered in the name of God and of Christ. B«t 
SaliB wai Bot to he oatt ont so oadly. One of the gentry oame forward and laid 
daim to the propertj. We wished to svbtnit tbe natter to the decisioD of the 
dktrict Bagistrate. Our opponenrt, howerer, took violeat possession and proceeded 
from one act of aggression to another, till affairs wore a xe^j threatening aspect as 
eoacems the safety of onr Natire Brethren. Eortanmtely we were able to aTail 
eonelires of the k»d feelings and inflnenee of Mr. Psrkes, one of tbe allied Com* 
WBsioners in charge of Canton. In consequence of his earnest representations, 
the Govomsir-Genend took step after step to secure tbe vindication of onr Treaty 
rightB, and to repress tlw violence of evil »sn ; hut nothing was efifected. 

'^ Cm the dnd inst. I went to Oaaton to haire persoaml oommnnicatlon with 
Mr. Chalmers on the course we should take. On the 3rd we saw Mr. Parices, when 
he asked me if I was pmpared to proceed at once to Pok-lo. I had a plan to go 
^Kfe a Iffw weeics later and aee what I conkl do sagie-haiided with the magistrates 
and gentry ; hot I coidd not besitats to pot myself into Mr. Parkes' bands. * It 
weald shssr/ be said, ' that we were in earnest, and he had never known the Chinese 
anthorities but te yield when ttirf were assured of that.' On his representation the 
(kmm n or^Gcnerid deputed a special sAcer to go with me to Pok^lo to insure my 
safety, and to procure me ime inteivoame witii the mcgistrates and gentry. A ^lioiia 
MmA wm wfling to aoeompcny me, and with the change of tiie tide, on tiieinWn- 
ag of the 6th, we left Canton* 

^My eseoit proved an agreeable friendly isaB, and gmvesoe his letter of insfatie* 
taOBB t» feed and wo^« 

*'On tbe nerving «f ^m 8th, we sighted Pok-le, and had hardly dene so, when a 
beat met n« with ike superintendent of pdice en beard. He waa sent forward to 
naottiee that ' Oe tki^wmss0itM; and ^at the magistnte, whe had gone to 
ffjt-^bow, weald be back in the course of the day, and deliver ^e title deeds ix£ 
te house, ngnkrly stamped, and put me, mereever, pablkdy in possession of the 

** nds waa joyfol iaieiligenee. It had happened as Mr. Parkes had said. Up to 
the day before, evevy one ef the Ge?emor-€^nerars despatches had proved but a 
irmU&mykkMn, The tfavader might roar in Canton, but what cared they a hnndred 
miles off P On Monday, however, they got news overland that a special olBoer was 
en his way, having an fingtishman with him, to require full and immediate justice. 
The cftNt was immedMe and powerful. Three of our Native Brethren came off and 
told nae that the districi mi^istTWte'had been suddenly roosed to activity. Late in 
^evening before, he had sent for the former owner of the boose, and then fbr the 
lepiese ntattves of the gentry, and with daylight that morning pohee-runnMis had 
been about, erasing every vestige of the offensive and threatening placards. 

** The magistrate i&i return fnm Wye-Chow in the evening, and soon after came 
sa bMord omr bonA, WvigiBg the title-deeds with bim. 1 have not time to relate the 
{■rtieoiaTS of «y convenatien with him. He submitted to any amount of renHm- 
ttmoe on the inconsistencies of his statements. I felt both pity and shame for 
him, and was glad when he went away, leaving the documents with me* 

** Dori^ the night the prefect of Wye-Chow arrived, along with the magistrate 
•f the adjoining district of Kwye-Shcen, and other officerseigitftfe S?^^J&^^^^' 


netday forenoon I was visited by this magistrate and a military officer of the tliird 
degree, and to them I gave in writing my own views. They had given me the title* 
deeds, and were to pnt me in public possession of the hoose. So far wdl ; bat I 
must require two things more. First, as they had allowed placards against 
foreigners and all Christians to be posted up both in Pok-lo and Wye-C9iow, they 
must issue proclamations in both places, containing the 8th and 12th Articles of the 
English Treaty, which stipulated for the protection of Chinese Christians, and the 
right of Missionaries to buy Isnd and houses, to build chapels, and to preadi in any 
part of the country. Second, they must do their utmost to apprehend Soo Hoy-u, 
who, they said, was now in hiding, and deal with him in some way whidi should 
mark their sense of the enormity of his conduct. It was not for me, as a Uk* 
sionary, to ask that he should be punished ; Christ came not to destroy men's 
lives, but to save them ; but it belonged to them to show themselves a terror to 
evil doers. 

" They pledged themselves that both, these things should be done. 

" When these officers had gone, I was visited by four of the gentry — ^the heads, 
indeed, of the general committee of the gentry of the district— and it was my task 
to lecture them from the Treaty and the Scriptures. I hope the interview was pro- 
ductive of good. But, Hke the officers, they were all complaisance. I longed for 
some show of resistance, but there was none. I might bray them in the mortar, 
but they took it, or made as if they took it, all in good part. 

" In the aflemoon we went on shore to an entertainment at the magistracy, 
where the prefect of Wye-Chow took the lead. He excused himself for not visiting 
me in the boat, on the ground of lameness, and he was evidently labouring under a 
severe attack of gout. I went over the same points with him as I had done with 
the magistrate of Kwye^Sheen, and with the same result — ^his apparent approval 
and assent. By-and*bye nine of the gentry came in, and expressed -tbeur sense of 
the bad conduct of Soo Hoy-ii, and their satisfaction that the matter was adjusted. 
This over, we moved in procession through half-a-dosen streets, crowded inXk 
spectators, to the house, where the prefect formally handed it over to me» Then the 
gentry made their appearance again, and there was a great amount of speech-making 
on both sides. I told them that the house would now be ccmverted into a haU for 
the preaching of the Gospel, and I hoped it would be a great blessmg to the city 
and district ; yea, the spiritual birthplace of many of them then present. They 
answered that they did not doubt it I 

''The procession was re-formed, and they conducted me back to the river. 

" I was really overwhelmed with astonishment at the course of things, and could 
hardly arrange my thoughts to acknowledge aright the wonderful ordering of 
events in the providence of God. Never was I so disgusted with the deceit in which 
the higher classes of the Chinese are steeped ; never did I feel so much the renewng 
work which is necessary for all the people. 

" I saw at intervals a^good many of the Christians, who were r^oidng, as birds 
escaped from the snare of the fowler, while I spoke of the gratitude they owed to 
God. I cautioned them to make a right use of the deliverance He had given them, 
and, instead of glorying over their enemies, to seek with their well-doing to put 
their ignorance to silence. 

** We left Pok-lo on Thursday, and reached Canton on Friday night> and arrived 
here yesterday, to tbe great relief of my family, who IJBdtnjjtbyh^g^vS^AiR^me for a 

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w6ek, and to be relieved myself by findiDg them all welL God has, indeed, put a 
new song into oor month. 

** I remain, my dear Brother, 

Yonrs very sincerely, 

(Signed) " Jambs Lsoos. 

** Ebt. Db. Tidmah." 

Within a fortnight after the proceedings described by Dr. Legge in the 
foregoing communication, hejeceived the painful tidings that his sanguine 
hopes had for the time been grievously disappointed, — that the native 
authorities, who^had appeared for the hour to yield to the influence of their 
superior the Governor of Canton, had basely departed from all their 
engagements, and that they had themselves become parties in a series cf 
cruel persecutions, terminating in the torture and murder of the fiiith- 
fill Ch'ea — the proto-martyr in, the cause of Protestant Chriatianity in 

The facts recorded in this letter, though deeply painful, can awaken 
neither surprise nor fear in the minds of reflecting Christians. Persecu- 
tion for Christ's sake, is the sure and invariable result of faitli in His name 
and obedience to His will. But it is no less certain that persecution has 
ever defeated its own design, and has been overruled by Gh)d for the fur- 
tberance of the Gospel ; and we doubt not that in ChikAj as in mada- 
GASOAB, the blood of the martyrs will prove the seed of the church. 

" Hong Kong, 31st October. 1861. 

"DsAB Bbothbb, — A sad reverse has taken place in the condition and 
prospects of onr Mission at Pok-Io, during the short time that has elapsed since I 
wrote to you by the last mail. Indeed, while I was penning my letter to you, and 
telling yon of what great things had been done for ns, onr dear Brother Ch'ea was 
in the hands of ruthless enemies, and on the eve of reeeiving from them, according 
to the most likely accounts which have reached us, the crown of martyrdom. 

When I was at Pok-lo, on the 8th and 9th, I made many references in my com- 
munications with the Mandarins and gentry to Soo Hoy-u, who had been the prime 
mover in all the opposition to our obtaining a chapel in the city, and had, indeed, 
advanced a claim to the house which we had purchased. My inquiries were uni- 
formly met with the statement that he was in hiding, but that he would be sought 
out and punished for the lawless conduct of which he had been guilty. Not a hint 
was given that there would be any difficulty in dealing with him, or that the haj^y 
settlement of our affairs was likely to be disturbed. At the very time when the 
authorities were feasting me, a flag, at once of rebellion against the Provincial 
Government, and of persecution against Christianity, was raised at Wye^chow, and 
several thousand men gathered round it. On the 10th, while I was on my way 
back to Canton, the Prefect of Wye-chow, and the District Magistrate of Kwye- 
sheen were made prisoners on their return from Pok-Io. ' 

" When I left, Ch'ea remained in temporary charge of the house. He was full ot 
joy, as I was, and unsuspicious of danger. On the evening of the 13th, he was 

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forcibly carried off by a body of ruffians, led by Soo Hoy-ii and a confederate like 
liimself. They took him to a village not far off, and hung him up all night by the 
arms and feet to a beam. During the two following days, he suffered much torture 
and insult, and on the 16th he was taken to the river side, and, on refusing to 
renounce Christianity, was put to death, and his body thrown into the stream. 
Such is the account which has reached us. At present I wait for more intelligence 
before offering any reflections upon it. His Christian Brethren lost sight of him 
after he was carried off on the 13th ; and what they report of his subsequent treat- 
ment and death is only the statements floating about in the neighbourhood. 

** They lost sight of him, for they had enough to do to take care oLthemselves. On 
the 14th, the triumphant foe declared his intention to bum the village of Chiik-un, 
and the Brethren there/ with their families, fled to villages more remote, where they 
could take refuge with Christian friends. On the 17th, fourteen of them made their 
way to Canton. The man from whom we purchased the house came here, bringing 
his wife and daughter with him. Others came from Pok*lo ; and, four days ago, 
two came from Kot-leng, saying that persecution was extending to thnr neighbour- 
hood as well, and a reward offered for the heads of the two principal men among 

" I have obtained a copy of part of a placard posted up in Wye-chow, and pur- 
porting to be issued by the whole city. It offers 50 dollars for the death of every 
foreigner coming among them, and 20 dollars for the death of every Chinese aiding 
in bringing the foreigner there, or in circulating his books. 

" Such is the present posture pf affairs. Our Brethren are indeed in an evil case. 

''There is much about the movement which is not easy to understand. An 
element of disaffection to the Chinese Government enters largely into it. The flag 
bears the inscription of ' Security to the Government, and Extermination for Bar- 
barians ;' but the whole proceeding is in defiance of the authorities, and the Gover- 
nor-General said to Mr. Parkes that he himself was the man who was in most 
danger from it. The leaders, I conceive, are stirring up the hatred of the people to 
foreigners, and their dislike to Christianity, as a cloak to their own ambitious ends. 
Of course they are acting in flagrant violation of the stipulations of the Treaty ; 
but what is to be done ? The Native Government has not power to enforce the Treaty. 
Mr. Chalmers has put the affair into the hands of our Consul at Canton, and it 
remains to be seen what steps the Governor-General will take. Should he not be 
able to do anything, there remains to us a reference to our Ambassador at Peking ; 
and, should that be ineffectual, it still remains for us to appeal, as we are now doing, 
to God. We are meeting here every morning this week, for an hour, continuing in 
prayer and supplication. Nearly fifty Chinese Christians, including five of the 
refugees, assemble. It is, in fact, their meeting. Painful and discouraging as tiie 
thing is for the present, no one seems to doubt but that it will ultimately turn out 
to the furtherance of the Gospel. There has been much hitherto about the progress 
of the truth in Pok-lo district, to remind one of the primitive forthgoing of Chris- 
tianity. Persecution only makes the resemblance more striking. We are ready to 
inquire. Who will take Ch'ea's place P But we may not limit the power of God. 
Will not that country be henceforth contemplated with a new interest, even from 
heaven P 

" The above imperfect narrative will enable you to form a realizing conception of 
the sad state in which this whole empire is. The Government is effete. The foim- 

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daiioiis are detiroyecL There most be a ebange in it. Help will come from GK)d> 
bet tbrovgb what biunan iasinmieniality we do not yet pereeire. 
* • • • 

** Wben I wae in Canton, I was mneh pleated to see the progress which the 
Weeleyan Missions have made there. They have got four good dwelling-hoiises, a 
handsome ^apel, and two or three preaddng stations in eligible plaoes, where 
ehapels may yet be built. All this they have been able to acoomplish by means of 
a donation from a generous Wesleyan friend in England of £10,000, to be deroted 
to the building of .ehapels .and houses in India and China. Is there no friend of 
the London Blisaumitfy Society who will similarly come forward to its help in the 
same way, for CanioHf Man-kow, and Teen»tnn ? I have thought much of this 
matter. We ought to go in boldly and numerously, and occupy the land. Our 
Wesleyan friends are wise — rightly, wisely wise— in their generation : let us learn 
from then. 

'' I remain, dear Brother, yours very sincerely, 

(Signed) " Jamss LiGai. 

"Bby. Abthub Tidman, D.D." 


Ik our laat nmnber we annoTmced this sad and solemn event, but were 
unable to give any particulars connected with the illness and decease of 
our lamented friend. During the month we have received from her 
bereaved husband the brief but mournful narrative which we now subjoin. 
From it we are thankful to learn that the mind of the sufferer was sustained 
in the prospect of the grave bj the consolations of the Gospel ; and that 
our Brother, though feeling most deeply the irreparable loss he has suffered, 
18 still comforted in his affliction, and encouraged in his labours, by the 
presence and blessing of his Saviour. 

" Tien-tsb, September 7th, 1861. 
•* My deab Bbothxb,— The mournful intelligence will have reached you' by the 
last mail, that my beloved wife is no more. This bereavement, with which God has 
been pleased so deeply to afflict me, took place on the momiug of the 26th August. 
The summer here has been very unseasonable and unhealthy, on account of great 
heat and the want of the usual raio. Mrs. Edkins became ill of diarrhoea, of a very 
obstinate and weakenfaig kind, which contmued for several weeks without yielding 
to medicine. At the end of July we proceeded down the river to Tkkoo for the 
benefit of sea air. This being insufficient, it became necessary to try Ch^foo, and we 
took passages in a vessel that was to leave in three or four days. We went on board 
and remained for a week, having at firit great hope that the ship, being anchored 
several miles from land, the fresh sea breeaes would have a very favourable influence. 
But the complaint increasing in intensity, and assuming the form of dysentery, was 
rapidly bringing the dear sufferer to her end. The departure of the ship was delayed 
by^unforeseen curcumstances from day to day, and when medical aid was procured 
from a Prussian vessel, life was already ebbing fast away. 

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*' Thoogli nnoonseioiis dnring the last hours of her lUnesSy the weeks of bodily 
weakness and retirement which had preceded the time of her release had been to 
her a time of much spiritual profit. She gave herself much to prayer, and the 
reading of the Scriptures, with other deTotional books. The employment and the 
tone of her thoughts were a preparation to her for her great impending change. 
Her trust was in the merits of JesuB, and her hopes were fixed on the sinless purity 
of heaven. She loved to converse on the goodness of 6k>d, the paternal love of His 
dispensations, and the happiness of living in that world where there is no sin. 

" She had a heart beating warm with Missionary sympathies, and was both useful 
and rejoiced to be so ; but before two years in China had been quite completed, the voice 
of the Divine Master summoned her away. In her has been loet to the Mission one 
who had made considerable progress in the lang^uage, and who gave promise of effect- 
ing much good by her personal influence and efforts. 

"This mournful event, all full as it is of gloom and grief to myself personallyi 
I cannot allow to prevent me from prosecuting Missionary labours here. In the 
midst of saddening associations and remembrances I must continue to labour in the 
field, as grace from above may assist me to do, and looking for support to that mer- 
ciful God who has so bitterly afflicted me. 

" Mr. Lockhart has now joined me, and I leave it to him to speak of matters con- 
nected with the establishment and extension of the Society's operations here. 

" I remain, yours very truly, 

" Rev. Db. TiDmN." (Signed) " Joseph Edkihs. 


It is with sincere regret we inform our friends that the Rev. Robert Daw- 
son, of Shanghae, has been compelled, through entire failure of healthy to 
return to his native country. Our Brother, accompanied by Mrs. Dawson 
and the Rev. Hugh Cowie of Chefoo, embarked at Shanghae in the 
" Solent," on the 23rd October, ult. 



It is respectfully requested that the amount specially contributed, in 

reply to the appeal in our last number, be transmitted %eparately and 

without delay to the Riv. EBsinp.zBB Peout, Home Secretary. 

It is hoped that, should it be found impracticable to make the 
Sacramental Offerings now solicited on the first Sabbath o{ the present months 
our Christian friends will kindly embrace the first Sabbath in Febbuabf 
for the occasion. 

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Th« tbaaka of the Directors are reap«etral1j 

presented to the foUowinfr, vis. :— 

For Rer. Dr. Legee, Hong Kons. To Miss SmUh, 
Ceraberwell— For a Box of Usefnl Articles. 

For Mrs. Sewell, Bangalore. To Mrs. Deeping, 
Newark— For a Parcel of Clothing. 

For BcT. O. Campbell, Bangalore. To Miss Mae- 
lerle. Paisley— For a Box of Useful Articles, 
▼aloe £16. 

For BcT. O. Hall, Madras. To Harerstook Cha. 
pel JoTenlle Association— For a Box of 
Clotbinff and Useful Articles. 

For Mrs. Mullens, Calcutta. To two Friends at 
Cheltenham— For a Parcel of Useful Artidee. 
To the Park Chapel Missionary Working 
Boeiety, Liverpo<^— For a Box of Usei\il 
Articles. To Miss Londown, Clsrendon 
Terrace, Netting Hill -For a Box of Fancy 
and Useful Articles. 

For BsT. J. H. Baddrn, India. To Church Street 
Chapel School, Epsom— For a Box of Cloth- 

For Mrs. Leohler, Salem. To Mr. E. Reward— 
For a Case of Cotton Goods, vslue £60. 

For Rer. B. Porter, Coddapah. To the Young 
People at Howard Chapel, Bedford, per Miss 
AUiott— For a Case of Useful Articles. 

For TreTandmm. To Mrs. Marsh and Friends, 
Chester— For a Parcel of Clothing. 

For BcT. Wm. Hillyer. Jamaica. To the Forest 
Gate Missionary Working Association— For a 
Case of Clothing. 

For Rer. S. M. Creagh. Mar^. To the Young 
Ladies of Afley Chapel Missionary Working 
AssociatioB, Bristol— For a Box of Useftu 

For Samoa. To E. Perkics. Esq., BromagroTC— 
For two Kegs of Nails. To Miss Compston and 
Young Friends at Settle— Fora Box of Ciothing 

For Ber. W. W. Om, Mangaia. To Miss Hsdley, 
Corentry — For a Parcel of Books. 

For Mrs. Birt, Peelton. To M ss Forster, Tot- 
tenham—For a Parcel of Clothing. 

For Ber. B. B. Taylor. Cradock. To Friends at 
Hanorer Chapel, Peckham— For a Box of 
Useftd Artidee, Talue £21. 
To the JuTenile Missionary Working Assoeia- 


tion. Castle Gate Chapel, Shrewsbury— Frr a 

Box of Clothing and Usefnl Articles, ralue £47. 
For Pareychaley. 
To RcT. T. CUrk and Mrs. Clark. WhitsUble— 

For a Parcel of Jackeu for the Female 

To RcT. H. Howard and Mrs. Howard, Thirsk— 

For ditto. 
To Rer. £. C. Criap and Friends, Lowestoff— 

For ditto. 
To Mrs. Potter, Blackheath— For Portrait and 

Work Box. 
To Miss Greene snd Friends, Oondle— For 

Print, for Natire Teacher, ** Daniel Pilley." 
To Mrs. Death and Mrs. Hickman, LaTsnham — 

For Portraits and Print. 
To Mrs. Bleakley, Norwich— For Portrait and 

To Mrs. Hallett and Friends, Old Meeting, 

Norwich— For a Work Box and Writing Case. 
Princes Street Chapel, Norwich . To Mrs. John 

Piper and Bliss Boardman— For Print and 

Handkerchiefs, Talne £6. for the Support of 

the Natire Teacher, "John Alexander." 
To the Misses Willett— For Portrait, Work 

Box, Writing Case, and Print. 
To klrs. Button, Mrs. Normsn, and other 

Friends— For Jsokets, Handkerchiefs, Scis- 
sors, Purses, &c. 
For RcT. Maurice Phillips. 
To the Churches at Henllan, Llanboidy, and 

Rhjdyceisiaid— For £11 for the purchase of 

Medicines snd Instruments. 

The Rer. J. L. Green desires to acknowledge 

the receipt of the undermentioned packages lor 

the Students in the Institution at Tshaa, and to 

return his best tbanks for the same. 

A raluable Box of Clothing from the Berbioe 

Sunday School, Hobart l^wn. 
A raluable Box of Clothing and Tools from 

Friends at Geelong, and one fh>m Mrs. C. 

£. Gibbs, MeU>oume. 
To Mrs. Dawton, IsU of Wight. Tb E. J. 

Wheeler, Esq., Oh^ton. To Mns Bmeeton, 

Welford. To H. Clarke, Esq., and to a. 

Friend— For Yohimes and Parcel of Bfange* 

lieal, and other Magesines. 


Ihrom 17th Novemler io \^th Deeemher^ 1861, inciusive. 

Mrs. J. H.Gladstone, 
In aceordanee with 
the wishes of her 

_„j wishes 

late Father .„.< 



no 0; 

tureh, Bed., 
Ihureh . 

lapt. 01 

A i c sp era ..„ lo 

A.J.T. t 

A Friend 1 

The SoeletFlbr Pro- 

Bdneatlon In the 

SmaU SB 

Mr. 8jrn 
Mrs. bo 

SmaU SI 


Bast, fbr Miss Bu- 

^ ehaaan Poulton... ft 

J. Forster. Bsq., Ibr 
Mrs. Mullens's .....< 

Sehools, Calcutta. 6 ft • Small si 

Mr. W. 1 

Clar^mont doyel. 

AuxUlary Sosietj. 

Xr. Frank, Treasurer. 

Mr. T. 8. Adener, Secretary' 

Colleoted by Miss Sahnon. 

MlsaOaUard ft ft 0| 

Irs-Jldaaa ft 6 

Mrs. Adas 
Mr*. Frani 

1 1 
• 11 

OoUeeted hy Mlaa PhOlpe. 

Mr«.Ooombe ft f < 

Mr. Lee .......^ ft ( 

! Vastly Bos ft 4 

idea. iSabhath Schoola i i 4 

"•f* iMr.Hinfns 10 

rreasurer. CoUeetlon 14 10 l 

n. Exs.n«jd.:«l.iis.ftd.^— 

H- 1 Ol W§$tmin9t9r CkapO, 

'.'". 1 ft 0^** eeoonnt ft ft 

.1 TorkStr^tt, Waiwortk. 

lift oi 


1 I AMrs.Ohilhers 

ill SHrs.Goff 

^'^ S, York Street Sunday 
Q^^. Schools 

Small SI 




1 ft 


ft 1ft 


1 f 


1 f 

1 1 
1 1 

• 10 

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1 1 

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7 1 
I 10 

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7 O 
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^ Mrs. Westerman ... . 



^BoffktUm, MissB. 

J Boutham. ft ft ft 



Per Mr. J. Saunders. 

OCoUeeted hraSun- 

i| day Scholar ft 1 

Mlssionanr Boxes. 

.. ft ift 10 Mrs. M. B. Betts ... t ft 
.. ft ft OMrs.f.BurnlMm... 1 O 
.. ft ft «Mlss ▲. B. Bingham ft « > 

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MlM S. PUwtow 2 2,? 

Snperlntendentji oi 
Skinday School 5 4 

OoUected by— 
Mrs. M. B. BetU ... ft 1 
aira. B. Burnhatn... 11 ft 
Mtst A. B. Klngham 8 8 

MistS.M.Vero IS 1 

MissS.PUiatow OlSll 

Hist B. Kln^hftua... 1 
Hundny Scholnm ... 18 5 
MUslonary MeetlnH 8 4 2 
Bev. John Harrlton, 

Vicar 5 



B«v. G. Moore. 

Mr. Holey and Fa- 
mily, Missionary 
Box and Subscrlp- 
tlon .....•■ • 

Weekly and Quar- 
terly Suhscrlptlont 
collected by MiM , ,^ 
Matthews I 11 

Missionary Sermons 5 II 

Publle Meeting ...... 1 15 

Mrs. Druoe, Mis- 
sionary Box and 
Snbsorlpttons ool- 

lected by her ...... 19 

JL Friend, per Mrs. 

Dmoe 4 

Missionary Boxes. 

WWowWarr 8 

3Il8se« Wimeon 15 

Mrs. John Griffln ... 1 J 

Miss Kate Griffin ... I » 

Miss Klngsley • 

Mrs.fiurney Oil 

Mrs.D. Warr 8 

Mrs.J.Alcock « 

Sunday School ^„.... B 
SoBday School Chil- 

dren •• •• » lo 




£er. B. L. AdMns. 

Collections • J 

Snnday School -.. I 1 

Missionary Boxes... 17 

OoUeoted by— 

Miss S. Adams „.... 1 II 
Miss 8. A. Shaffle- 

botham 1 I 

Miss Camming 1 1 

Miss Thompson 18 




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.. J 

I. 4 10 

D 10 4 

.. 18 12 10 

.. 8 8 11 




Bev. vr. Tarbotton. 

On account 14 

Rev. J. Young. 

After Sermons I 5 11 

Public Meeting 3 II 

Missionary Buxes.. 18 1 


Rev. U. Cross. 
Snbhath Collections 8 

.Sabbath School 5 

Public Meeting 3 11 

Exs. 8».; W. Of. id, 

Rev. W. Snell. 
OoMeclion 8 


Vowler, Esq. 

Rot. J. Stuchbory. 
CoUeetlons. less ex- 
penses. io«. Sd 10 1 10 

Friday Night Com- 
pany, for Native 
Teacfaer, Uenry 

Madgtn 10 

Kl. U. lOd. 

OoUeeted Sr^n. Drake. 

Mr. Homer 

Thomas .. 

Legacy of late Mrs. 
Great Salkeld 10 



Rev. R. W. Selhle. 

Mr. 0. Tucker, Treasurer. 

Mr. Carrlngton 8 

Mr.ManloTe 8 

Mr. O.Tucker 1 i 

Mr. J. B. Robinson. 10 

Mr.aHaU 1 

Mr. W. Pike 1 

Mr. M. Connal M 

Mr«.llatne 1 

Mr. Thomas Mason. 10 
Mr. R. Henderson... 10 
Mr. John B. Uoblti- 

son 10 

Mr. Wm. B. Robin- 
son -.. 10 

Mr.J. MnrshaU 10 

Mrs. Manlove 10 

Mrs. Hurst 10 

MlssHowden 10 

Mlse Tucker „. 10 

Mr. Barkett. 10 

4 4 

" 4r4 


Mr. Wm. 

Mr. D. Thomas . 

Hrs. Roper 

Miss Roper 

Miss Nltt 

Mrs. Drake 

Mrs. Crocker 

Mrs. Loveless 

Miss Bug 

Mr. Summers 

Mrs. Christopher ... 

Mrs. Gale 

Mrs. Massell 

Mrs. Pasher 

MISS NItt's Box 

Master Wm. Qato'a 

Box 18 

Mrs. Drake's Box ... 1 
Sunday Seboul Chil- 
dren's Box 5 

41. lU. 


Xrt. B. 

Per Mr. E.C. Williams. 

For two Children 
In Mrs. Dennis's 
Schocrl, Nazercoll, 
to be called Han- 
nah Lticy Ramon, 
and Harriet Mou- 

For two Children 
in Mrs, LewU's 
School, Santha- 
poor^m, to be 
called Frances 
Bickersteth and 

Miriam James 6 



TLer. S. Perry. 

Collection I 8 

Per Mr. B. West. 

Mrs. HaiW 1 

Mr.T. Perkins 1 

W. WlUhcre, Ksq... 8 

MlssWilshere .^. I 

Hnmtan Bridae. 
For two Natire 
GIris at Madras, 
called Emily 
Howard and Char- 
lotte Hall 5 



For the Chinese Mission. 

Mr. J. D. Parks ...... Oil C 

liowfleld Sunday ^ ^ 

School 14 fl 

U. 5s. 

Aux Ulary Society, per T. 

Danlell, Esq. 
Cqpo«9haU, Rev. 

B.Dale „ 88 4 1 

Dtmmow. Rev. H. 

Gammldgo.. 44 II 10 

ttidowell, R0V.8.F. 

Bridge 8 15 

Stamboum. Rev. J. 

Spurgeon 7 

Weatkerneld, Rev. 

J. U. Oadonx IS 

lOM. ins. 5d. 

Takelev. Rqv.U.C. 

Uardlman.. 8 10 


Brieiol AuxUlary Society. 
W. D. Wills, Esq., Treasurer. 

Onaooonnt JOO 

LAnqy of lata Mr. 

WT Weston IJl 10 11 


Folkeetone. Bev.O. 
O. Smith _i^ 

Greenu^eh. Mal«e 
Hill Juvenile So- 
ele^. on aeooant.. 8 

7 e 

7 5 

Mr. Smith's Box, 

for Mr. Mnlr- 

head's School, 

ShanghM 1 7 M 


Tkealbp, Per Mlas 

- ell. 

Sewell, for the 
Bangalore Schools 


Bethel Chapol. 
Bcv. W. R. Smith. 

Miss Tyler ^ * ,• 

Mr.J. Newton 10 10 

Mr. W. Phillips 4 ' 

Mr. J. B. Thompson 4 

Mrs. Clarke ., 4 

tl. It. Ud, 



Ryoeroft Chapel. 

Rev. T. Groea. 

CoUeetlons in 
Chapel 80 

Donation ftnom Mis- 
sion Fund raised 
by Collectors 10 i 

Donation from the 
Juvenile Society... 

Liverpool. N. Eey- ^ _ 
ner.Baq 10 10 

Briffo. Per Mr. 
Freer 24 H 1 

Bev. B. O. Bendall. 

Contributions ....17 7 « 

Rev. T. Paler l • o 

Sunday SchooL •U 


Rev. T. Olllman. 

For the two Native 
Children. Thonuu 
and Mary GUlman 8 8 



Commerrial Street. 

Rev. E. T. Pmet, 

"Vfr. Adklnn. ^en 110 

Mr.J.P.Adklns 110 

Mr. W. Adkina 110 

Mrs. W. Adklns...... 10 • 

MlssAdklns owe 

Mr. Dadford 1 1 

V - Ires 115 

V »rd 1 1 

II It .. 10 

K »mst. — M 10 a 

V ■, sen. ... 18 « 

M T aio ; 

il Iker ...... M J 

g, ms ........ 9 7' 

Si -, . lools^n- 

cludTna «. for Ma- , . , 

dnis Institution... 11 • f 

Missionary Bosea... 17 10 J 

Collections ..........._.» • l 

871. ••.8* 


Per Mr. T. Temon. 


Collectton -. 4 8 8 

Collected by- 
Miss Thomason ...... • W • 

Kate Vernon .;^.... 1 / 

SnndaySdioolCaail- ^ „ ^ 

dren —■• 17 • 

SaleofWhetboards 5 

Mr.T. Vernon 10 

Mr. Adklns 10 

Mr. Harper 10 

MiasSlmeo r.. 5 

Bxs. U.%dA «. 15». Od. 

For 1861. 
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f 17 • 

Doors . 
Oolleoted by— 

MlssThomason ^ !> 

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Kate Vernon 

Sunday Sehool. ^ ^ 

tnd Class Girls • « • 

trd Class ditto • ' » 

Boys .••• • 1 1 

SaleofWhetboards 8 

Mr.T. Vernon 10 

Mrs. Adklns 10 

Mr. wmson 10 

>fr. Harper - ® ^<* 2 

MIssSlmco 6 

Bxs.8i.6d.; U.\8».M. 

We}Jbrd. Miss M. 

Smeeton's MIs- 

aionsry float 17 


Salem Chapel. 

Rev. J. W. Tftpper. 

T. S. Curtis, Esq., Treas. 

Missionary CoUae- 

tlon 7 18 5 

Mr. Jamea XeUey ... l« o 

Mrs. NnUor ^.„ W •» 

iMlss Eliza Charlton tut 

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Mr«.6.0iilbndlh... 1 • 

Mr«.Nem 2 ,? 2 

SunM nnder Si. 11 o 

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Rev. G. Wardlaw ... 

Ker.J.Troup .— 1 

Mrs. Hlslop 1 

Mn.Cumlnft 9 r » 

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CoUeetlon i»t Pnbllo 

Pmyer Meetins, 

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Churcb. ReT. W. 
BnlfKmr 1 • • 


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Jureuile Mlwlomwy Asao- 

Ber. C. Pedley. 
For Ibo Natire Tewd 
OfUiiel SpeuMT Ward. 

Noyoor, India. 

Mlaaea Marriam 

Moody and Karia 


Fanny Moody t 

Jeaaie B. Bamea ... 



ilO Q 

10 5 






10 8 



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...0 5 8 

.... 10 8 

I Beid and 

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Charles Pedley .. 

Oftorge Cbancey.. 

John Cole 

Robert Ohaaoey - — ^ 

JohnObanoey • U 

JnTenlleMisalonary ,^ ^ 
Meotlngt I 14 • 

Mlaalonary Prayer 
Meetings 14 8 

Miss Dudn, Mis- 
sionary Box 8 8 

Correner 18 10 S 


diange, and ^ , . 

Expenses t 7 S 

Sterling . 

11 18 


Blon Cbordu 
Bev. H. Wttkes, D.D. 
Sabbatb School, for 
the Native Tea- 
obers. Henry 
Wilkes and James 
Baylis 10 

C^nMkuttofU in aid qf the Society will be thankfully received ky Sir Culling Bardley Bardley^ BoH,, 
Treasurer t and Ken, Ebenezer Prout, at the Mission House, Mlon^ld^treett Finsbury^ London/ by 
Mr, W, F. Watson^ S3, Princes-street, Edinburgh i Robert Goodwin, Esq., 285, Ceorge-street, and 
Religious Institution Rooms, It, South Banover-street, Glasgow i Rev. Ale*. King, Metropolitan HiUl, 
Dublin; and by Rev, John Hands, Rrooke Fille, Monkstown, near Dublin, Post'Qffice Orders should 
be in/avour of Rev, Sbenexer Prout, and payable at the General Post Office, 

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The intelligence received from Madagascab since the publication of our 
last number has proved confirmatorj of all previous reports respecting the 
enlightened and liberal policy of the new sovereign, Rabaha II., both with 
regard to the freedom and prosperity of his subjects, and the establishment 
of friendly relations and commercial intercourse with foreign nations. 

Our readers will remember that the Eev. J. J. Le Brun, of Mauritius, 
upon receiving the first tidings of the happy change in the government 
of Madagascar, embarked for that Island, in the hope of being permitted 
to proceed to the capital, to render his best service to the Native 
Christians, and advance the interests of Protestant Christianity. In 
this hope he has not been disappointed. A letter has been received 
from our friend, on his way to AnTAifANABrvo, dated 18th October, in 
which he gives a gratifying account of his reception at Tamatavb, and 
of his progress so far towards the capital. The following are extracts from 
his letter : — 

'* On the 29th September last I arrived at Tamatave, where I found an excellent 
ChristLan officer waitbg to conduct me, in the king's name, to Antananarivo. I 
lost no time in making inquiries as to the number of Christians that were living 
in or near Tamatave. David Johns, Andriando, who accompanies me as interpreter, 
translates to the people my expositions of such portions of Scripture as are read at 
our daily morning and evening prayer meeting^. On the first Sunday of the month 
we had upwards of forty people. I administered the Lord's Sopper in the evening 
to those who, during the persecution, had been admitted to that ordinance. On the 
Tuesday following, as we were about leaving Tamatave, the Christians came and 
offered us some poultry /saying we might find it difficult to procure proper food on 
the road. We were delighted with the spirit of kind sympathy evinced on this 

" During our stay we gave away many New Testaments and Tracts, as well as 

Hymn Books. The number of applicants was so great that I desired David Johns 

to make them read in the New Testament before acceding to their request. I was 

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chapter that was pointed out to them. I would that you had seen with what sad 
couutenances they, who could not read, hegrged to have alphabets that they might 
learn. Tou would have been surprised, and at the same time gratified, to find how 
eager they are to acquire instruction. 

'* Ou the road we mauage to hare family worship of an evening, and thus remind 
the people of the truly religious character of our Mission. Travelling is slow work, 
and very fatiguing. The palanquins borne on men's shoulders shake one most 
unmercifully ; it is very trying, especially in the middle of the day. I pity the poor 
bearers, and walk as often as I can in order to relieve them, and also, I must avow, 
to stretch my limbs a little. 

" This is Sunday, and we have reached Andovranto, our last Station on the coast, 
south of Tamatave. We shall tarn oar backs upon the ocean to-morrow, and strike 
straight across the country to Antananarivo. As there are all along the coast 
several very large and beautiful lakes, I have, as often as practicable, obtained canoes, 
and found sailing upon these silent waters very pleasant and refreshing. To-morrow, 
for the last time, I shall be'carried over such large expanse of water in"the scooped 
trunk of a tree ! 

" Last night, David Johns and I received letters from our friends at Antananarivo. 
The date ef our letters is the 2nd of this month, and if it take nine or ten days for a 
letter to reach this, how long then shall we be before we arrive at the capital ? I wish 
I were there already. The position of the Native Christians is very trying. Instead 
of friends they have known, and loved, and still cling to in grateful remembraace of 
past associations, they find strangers holding out to them, as the Word of God, the 
doctrines of men, and, in the name'of ^Christ, publishing a new Gospel they never 
heard of before ! TheyVe perplexed, and well they may be." 

Mr. Le Bran then gives a translation of a letter received from 'some of 
the Native Pastors at the capital, dated October 2nd. They had heard of 
his intended visit, and their letter, sent by a special messenger, met him on 
his journey. The translation is as follows : — 

" Antananarivo, 2nd Octob^, 1861. 
" To the Rev. J. J. Le Brun. 

** We write you a few lines to inform you that we are 'filled with joy that the 
kingdom of (Jod gains ground and establishes itself more and more in our country. 
We have begun to meet for public worship at Antananarivo'since Lord's day, 29th 
September last. As one house was not large enough to contain us all, we had to 
meet in eleven separate houses, and they were all crowded to excess. When the 
people saw how great was the number of Christians they were exceedingly amazed, 
and what still increased their astonishment was the appearing in public of Chris- 
tians, who, having been hidden for so long a period, were considered by all as dead. 
Everybody could not but exclaim, * Truly CK)d is great, who can thus watch over 
those who place their 'confidence in Him !' A generaf disposition to join us seems 
to take hold of the people. We therefore anxiously desire to see you here at 
Antananarivo, to consult with you about what it would be best to do under the 
circumstances. The king, Radama IT., tells us to write and persuade the Mis- 
sionaries to come and settle at Antananarivo, as well as all our friends and country- 
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to eveiybody. Ererj oae can pny ia all seenrity ; the Word of God baa Srae ooone 
in oar midat. Bring, iherefore> with yon all sorta of Malagaay books — the Bibia, 
the New Teatament, Tracts, and Alphabets, yea eyerything printed in the Malaga^ 
language ; for everybody here scrambles, as it were, for the Word of God ; so ardent 
k the d^ire expressed for it that they throw themselves npon any portions they 

** French Eoman Cathob'c Priests have already reached Antananarivo, and nse 
every means to instmct the people in thehr religion. Pray ardently to the Lord th«t 
He prevent any of ns who are Proteatanta at heart from being tempted to listen to 
their teachings. Everybody, yonng and old, are eageriy learning to read. All the 
Christianfl who were in bonds have received their liberty, and are living at the 
enpital. Snch ia a brief atatement of our preaent position. Salotations. Adien. 
Hay God blesa ns all, yon as well aa us, say — 

(Signed) " RiTfiiLAoraA, 


" And the Brethren and Sistera in Christ." 

From this interesting 'native letter it will be seen that the Ghriatians 
are enjoying perfect liberty under the auspices of their new sovereign, 
who desires with no less ardour than themselves the arrival of Protestant 
Missionaries, <Stc., a supply of 3%le8> and of all books in the native 
language calculated to promote education and reb'gion. It is gratifying 
also to learn that the Native Christians are fully alive to the character of 
Popery, and anxious to be preserved from its sophistnefl and siq>er8titions« 

The ** Mauritius Overland Commercial Gtusette" of December 6th, the 
latest intelligence received from the colony, states that Mr. Le Brun had 
arrived at AKTAKUirABiTO in good health, that he was superintending the 
large school already established by the king, and that he preached in a 
private chapel within his Majesty's palace, and also in a more public place 
of worship to the people generally. 


In our Magazine for December last, we informed our readers that an 
embassy from the Governor of Mauritius had proceeded to Antananarivo 
with a view to present the congratulations of the British Government to 
Badama II. on his accession to the throne, and to assure him of the 
friendly disposition and honourable intentions of the Queen of England 
and her people. The embassy consisted of Lieut.-Col. Middleton and 
four other gentlemen. They safely reached the capital, and received from 
the King and the people generally the most cordial welcome ; and on their 
return to Mauritius about the 25th November, they presented a report of 
their proceedings to the Governor. Prom this report we select brief 
passages which bear honourable testimony to the beneficial influence of 
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statements supplj an effectual refutation of reports which from time to 
time have appeared in several French papers in the Isle of Bourhon and 
in the citj of Paris. 

It has repeatedly heen stated that France had a claim to the sovereignty 
of the Island, and the French Emperor and his government have been 
urged to assert this right. In opposition, however, to such representations, 
the Governor of Mauritius in his instructions to the embassy states : — 

" I may here repeat what I have already amply explained, that there Is a dear 
understanding between the English and the French governments, that no diplomatic 
step whatever, that may alter the present relations and state of things witii Mada- 
gascar, is to be taken by dther of these countries, without the full knowledge and 
consent of the other. With this fact in mind, all approach or appearance of approach 
to that point, must be carefully avoided, in act and word, by all members of this 

It has also been represented that the King of Madagascar was anxious 
to obtain the special favour of the French Emperor, and that he had actually 
selected a French gentleman, M. Lambert, as his chief minister, who was 
about to be sent to Europe on an important mission. On the contrary, 
the embassy report as follows : — 

'* Although there is every disposition on the part of the king and his government 
to welcome Enropeans, and treat them with respect and kindness, there is yet no 
tmth in the report that the king has sought their official connsel, and has appointed 
one among the European residents to fill an important executive office. Such a step 
would be entirely opposed to the spirit of the Madagascar government." 

Colonel Middleton and his associates having stated that '' throughout 
the country the fact that Englishmen have once more penetrated to the 
capital, and at the king's express invitation, has been hailed with universal 
gratification," the report goes on to observe : — 

" We need not look for an explanation of this feeling. The Missionary work, 
initiated thirty years ago, will sufficiently account for it. Nearly all the arts with 
which the people are acquainted, were taught them by the Missionaries, and your 
Excellency will see with astonishment, with what patience their workmen carry out 
any given task, and often with implements ill fitted for the performance of it. Their 
iron work deserves the highest praise." 

The Beport of the Embassy contains the most gratifying testimony to the 
wonderfid improvement effected in the condition of the people during the 
short period in which Badama II. has exercised the government ; and also 
to the number of Christians found at the capital, who had outlived the 
persecution and tyranny of more than thirty years. 

" The members of the Mission had many opportunities of contrasting the state of 
the country during the rule of King Badama, and that existing only six months 
ago. It was imagined that Christianity had been entirely suppressed, but now 
Christians are to be found in all parts of the capital, and already a school has been 
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been in existence appears wonderfully prosperous. The want of books is severely 
felt, their possession having been forbidden daring the late queen's reign. The few 
copies of the Bible are nearly useless, having been for a long time concealed under 
gronnd. By command of his If lyesty, and out of special compliment to the embassy, 
the schoolmaster and the children attending the school were dressed in European 

" A very strong feeling of attachment to the English prevails at Antananarivo, 
and English is spoken by several of the officers. 

" It was most satisfactory to see the state of things at Antananarivo, especially 
when we reflected that only six months before, scenes of cruelty and tyranny had 
been enacted, which are difficult of belief. The Cbrislian persecution had gone on 
with little intermission up to the time of the late queen's death, and parties of 
Christians who had been for many years in chains, were released at King Kadama's 


We have in former numbers stated the strong probability that the 
Somisb Churcli would seize the earliest opportunity to send out its 
emissaries to take advantage of the liberty granted to foreigners under the 
new government, and of the fact we have now full confirmation. In the 
*' Mauritius Overland Commercial G-azette," of the 6th December, the 
following statement appears from a correspondent in Madagascar, dated 
Tamatave, Sunday, October 18th : — 

*' Arrived, French Steamer, ' Mascareignes,' from Bourbon, with a few passengers, 
including two priests and four Sisters of Charity. A large crowd of natives collected 
to witness their landing ; they were dressed in the robes of their order, and some 
large crosses suspended from their necks. The packages accompanying them were 
labelled ' Mission, Tamatave.' I understand the intention of the sisters is to estab- 
lish a school in Tamatave, for the instruction of Malagash girls. This reinforcement, 
with the priest already here, who arrived from St. Marie, will make a total of three 
priests and four sisters." 

A letter from our devoted Brother, the Eev. "William Ellis, written on 
board the Mail Packet for Mauritius, and dated Aden, December 12th, 
states that among his fellow-voyagers were six Catholic priests, and four 
lay assistants, who were, as it was understood, proceeding as Missionaries 
to Madagascar. 

The friends of Protestant Missions will therefore feel the necessity of 
prompt and energetic efforts to send the representatives of their faith and 
order, to frustrate the insidious designs of these Jesuit teachers ; not, 
indeed, by entering on a course of angry controversy, but by a faithful 
exhibition of the truth as it is in Jesus. And although the number of 
our Missionaries may fall short of their Bomish opponents, they will 
possess the great advantage of having hundreds of faithful coadjutors 
among the Native Christians, who possess the Bible in their own tongue, 
which is freely circulated among all classes of the people. The Directors 
hope that six such labourers, as representatives of dur Churches, will 
join Mr. Ellis in Madagascar within the next six ''gP^^|^f•,^^^^^v^lc 





FouciB communicationa from oar enterprising Mend, Dr. Lockhart, will 
have prepared our readers for the above announcement, tbe detaila ot 
wliieh are given in the following extracts from letters since received. The 
sitnation of the premises appears to be singularly eligible, and the bet that 
they have been purchased hj the representative of the British Government 
will secure their permanence and safety. We trust that the introduction 
of Christianity to the inhabitants of Pekiko, in connexion with the 
exercise of benevolence and mercy to the afflicted, will tend to conciliate 
their regard for foreigners, and dispose them to listen to the "good 
words** which Dr. Lockhart and his Native Christian assistant speak to 
them ; and that thus gradually the way may be prepared for the introduc- 
tion of direct Missionary labour. 

Indeed, we are at a loss to comprehend any sufficient reason why the 
British Government should not claim on behalf of its subjects the rights 
secured by the Treaty, and which appear to be readily conceded to the 
claims of the French Embassy, and to Catholic Missionaries of that nation ; 
and we trust that the exclusion of Protestant Missionaries, who are 
obviously entitled by the Treaty to the same rights and privileges, wUl not 
be delayed an hour beyond the necessity of the case. 

" Pddttg, October 3rd, 1861. 

" My dkab Fbiend,—! have been at Pekiug for three weeks, and though I have 
not entered into possession of my house, I hope to do so in a few days, and am 
getting furniture and the odds and ends wanted £br housekeeping. My notice was 
called to a house next to the British Legation, which the Prussian Minister 
desired to take ; but after his suite bad lived in it for a day or two they left it, and 
88 soon as we knew it was vacant, I looked it over and found it would do admi- 
rably ; and an especial reason why it will do for me is, that there is not another 
house that can be obtained ! The government buy the premises, and I rent from 
the Legation and put it in repair, of which it needs a great deal, chiefly for the 
hosftttal part. The sale is not completed, as the money is not paid ; bnt probab(j 
in a week I shall have possession, and can wait awhile for it. I am rejoiced to get a 
house, as I am the only British subject in Peking out of the Legation, and it la a 
new thing altogether. I consider it a good beginning for the Mission, and though 
I can see that I must be alone for a time, yet in due course others will be able to 
join me. The thing must grow, and cannot be forced. It appears to me that I 
should stay here and not think of Hankow, or any other place for the present. 

** The house and premises cover a good deal of ground. There is a large gate and 
wall to the street, then a small court and house, then a quadrangle with rooms all 
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house for a horse or mule, which I must haye, and perhaps a cart also. Then there 
is another qnadrangle m which my house stands on one side, and a little house on 
each other side — all one story and flagrged floors (rather cold in onr arctic winter). 
My house is a hall divided off at one end hy a partition. In this are two recesses 
with a bed placed in each, one for self, and the other at present for my Christian 
Chinese servant, an old disciple of Wylie's, Ta-pmg by name. Immediately I enter 
my honse, I shall the next day open a dispensary. I have already picked np 
several patients, and I believe I and my work are getting known about the place. 

" Milne will be here in a few days. He is assistant Chinese secretary, and has 
charge of the students, who will be here in a month, among them, William Stronach. 
They win be company for each other, and I am very glad they are commg. 


" There are some things of great interest here, and, in mentioning them, shonld 
I repeat what I have said in other letters, you must excuse me, as I keep no notes of 
letters. The old Romish cathedral is being repaired. It is a fine building, orna- 
mented and painted by the Jesuit Missionaries 200 yean age. It has been dosed 
for many years by edict, but now comes forth again. From the roof there is a grand 
view of the city and palaces of Peking^ 

" Outside one of the gates is the old cemetery. It is in excellent order, and well 
kept. The gates of the inner enclosure (for everything in China has inner as well 
as outer gates) are of white marble, the coping richly carved in high relief. The 
gates themselves are plates of white marble also> each gate one plate, very haodsotte 
and grand. Inside are native altars, very large, and of marble. Here are the 
graves and large marble tablets of Eicci, Schaal, Yerhiest, Longshard, and Boglius, 
and many others of the old illustrious ones. It is a most interesting place, and full 
of Imperial gifts in marble ; the tablets to the above are in the form of vast tortoises, 
the sign of royal gift. On the city walls, on a terrace sixty feet high, about fifteen 
feet uigher than the walb, which are forty-five feet, the top of the terrace being 100 
feet square, is the Jesuit Observatory, with the bronze astronomical instruments 
made by the Jesuits for the Emperor Kanghe. Vast things they are — large celestial 
sphere in bronze, armilUry spheres, <&c. <&c.— all in good order, but not need — 
beautiful specimens of work. At the foot of this tower is the Astronomical Board, 
of which Schaal was president. 

'* Outside the north gates of the city is the Russian cemetery, where are the graves 
of the murdered English prisoners who were cruelly put to death this time last year. 
In the N.E. comer of the city is the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission. It is a neat place 
of good extent ; it is under an archimandrate who has three priests. There are two 
schools, for boys and girls ; the girls are under the care of Madame Ballazeck, the 
ambassador's wife. Of course the priests do the work ; their flock consists chiefly 
of the descendants of Cossacks taken prisoners on the frontier by the Chinese in 
171o ; a minister was called from Russia to instniofc them, and the Mission has 
grown np since. There are not many additions from among the heathen, but there 
are occasional receptions of such. The Lazarists have two Missionaries stationed 
here, and there are others in the province ; but I shall know more of them by 
and bye. 

" Prom the Observatory the view of the city, and the palace and park, and of 
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see Peking firom a height is y.^ry splendid — the plsce gives a glorious prospect ; bui 
when yon leave the height and descend, it takes away the poetry of the thing 
altog^ether, and yon find yourself in the dust and dirt of a Chinese city. 

" The Oab^ or ratiier Cart-stands, are rows of very good little carls, like a bird-cage 
set on strong wheels, drawn by a horse, ass, or mule, according to circunistanees. 
These stands are at the gates and other public places, and the Peking cab-drivers 
are about as honest, and civil, and moderate in charging as are those in London. 
It is curious to see the great flocks of sheep kept here ; hence mutton is very good 
and cheap, as are also beef and fowls. Long strings of fine large camels bring in 
vegetables, lime, and coal from the mountains. Sometimes I see a hundred camels 
in a row passing along. The Chinese are very kind to their animals ; they hardly 
ever abuse them, but are attentive to them, and do not overload them ; in fiact, the 
laden camels, mules, and aases come in with quite a jaunty air, which it is refreshing 

" This mommg Mr. Bruce fell out of his carriage, from the'mules drag^ng it in 
two. He bruised his thigh a good deal, and had to eome home in a cart and be 
carried to bed* He baa a good deal of pain, but nothing worse than the braise. 

" With kind r^pards to Mr. Prout and all friends, 

'* Yours very truly, 
*' Bev. Db. Tidman." (Signed) " William Locehabt. 


OuB public journals during the last month have reported the important 
fact that the Imperial Government has undergone an entire change, which 
promises well for the maintenance of peace with our country, in common 
with that of other European nations. On the death of the late Emperor, 
a Council of Eegency was constituted during the minority of his son and 
succeBsor, now about eight years of age. The men who thus obtained for 
themselves the government of the empire were the declared enemies of 
intercourse and alliance with all foreigners. By their cruel and perfidious 
plan our countrymen engaged in securing friendly negociations, were 
seized, imprisoned, and some of their number cruelly put to death. These 
unprincipled men had also long employed their influence to gratify the 
vicious passions of the late Emperor, and to support him in that career of 
gross sensuality to which he became an early victim : they have, therefore, 
onlj paid the just penalty of their bad counsels and pernicious doings, and 
have fallen, unpitied by all classes of their countrymen. 

The important change which has been effected is described by our friend 
Dr. Lockhart, in the following letter, by which the facts and sentiments 
just expressed are fully sustained ; and strong expectations are cherished 
that the welfare of China and the interests of foreigners will be greatly 
promoted by the new government. 

"Peking, November 4th, 1861. 
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hare a revolution here, on accouiit of the regency appointed at the emperor's death. 
Well, we had a coup d^iiai only yesterday. The young Emperor arriyed on the let, 
and Prince Kung, in conjunction with the emprees mother, yesterday apprehended 
the members of the Council of Hegency, kept them prisoners to their own house, 
sequestrated their effects and wealth, and assumed all powers themselves. The 
officers and organs of the government side with Prince Kung, and he is de facto 
ruler of China. The people are all pleased, and it is a good sign for the oontinuaoee 
of peace. All this was managed in perfect quiet. These regents not having the 
sympathy of any party, and having hurried the nation into trouble from advising 
the flight of the emperor, and being anti-peace people, will not be able to organize 
an opposition. It is a most important affi^r, and will be of great consequence — ^the 
most important thing since the peace. 

" November 6th. Prince Kung is consolidatmg his power, and carries aU parties 
with him. He has the whole government in his hands at present. I hope he may 
use his power for good, and do good with it. This is the thing we have been hoping 
for, and it has come about sooner than we anticipated. The regency imposed upon 
the late emperor, and had themselves chosen in opposition to his brother. Prince 
Kung, whom they carefully excluded, leaving him only his office as Minister for 
Foreign Affiiirs ; but they are now devoid of power foi good or evil, if he manages 
his afimrs discreetly. 

" November 11. The Empress is dissatisfied with the name given to the young 
Emperor, of Che seong, by the regents, and determines to change the name, to be 
declared shortly. This revolution is of the most important character in all respects ; 
we can hardly sufficiently estimate its importance. I believe it will have a great 
bearing on all our intercourse. If Prince Kung maintains the principles he has 
hitherto held, he will be a good ruler, and will probably do much for the keeping 
together of this dynasty. He wishes to cultivate the good feeling of foreign states, 
is ready of access, and the people feel confidence in him. He is a man of consider- 
able ability, and is honest and true as far as is known. Had the regents overcome 
his party and got the ascendant, much confusion would have resulted, and we 
might all have been endangered. I look upon it that we have had a great escape by 
God's good "Providence. Soo-shun, who has been beheaded, was the man who led 
the late emperor into his course of debauchery, which caused his death. 

" The young emperor was installed this morning at daylight, with g^eat state and 

*' I am fairly at my work. I am finishing off the repairs of the house, which will 
cost £100 at least, but I hope that the L. M. S. will not have to pay any of it. 

" My patients increase in numbers and respectability — the poor first, and now the 
respectable, both men and women. Tliere is an epidemic of jaundice very prevalent 
just now ; great numbers have it, and many come to me—so many, that it appears 
they value my treatment of the disease. 

'* I remain, 

" Yours very truly, 
" Rbv. i)B. TiPMAK." (Signed) " Willum Locxhabt. 


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The occupation of this city by tbe Eet. Joseph Edkhj s ifi second only in 
importance to the introduction of the Gospel into the capital of the 
empire, and indeed, from its nearness to Peking (about five-and-twenty 
mfles), we regard the] one as preparatory to the other. The letter of 
Mr. Edkins is highly encouraging ; and, in harmony with the reports from 
our Brethren in other parts of China, he represents the interest and 
attention of the people to the great truths of salvation as friendly and 
striking. Mr. E. records also several instances in Tien-tsht of the actual 
power of the Gospel upon the hearts of individuals, and their public pro- 
fession of Christianity in baptism. "We are most anxious that the hands 
of our Brother should be strengthened by the arrival of a companion and 
fellow labourer, and we expect that our valued young friend, the Eet. 
Jonathan Lees, now on his voyage to China, will in a few months be 
associated with him in this important sphere. "We trust also in the course 
of the present year to send forth more labourers to supply the places of 
our Brethren compelled by personal or domestic affliction to retire from 
the field ; and of these two at least will be appointed to the new and im- 
portant stations in the north. 

" Tien-tsin, October 14th, 1861. 

" My deab Bbotheb, — In the midst of the sorrow caased by severe domesUo trial 
God has been pleased to give me euoouragemeut in labours connected with the small 
chapel here used for daily preaching. A marked interest has been shown by several 
regular attendants for some time past, and Tien-tsin has begun to yield converta to 
the Saviour. Oar Brother, Mr. Blodjet, who arrived here in the autumn of last 
year, has within the last four months received four to Church-fellowship. He is a 
Missionary of the American Board. Now, some measure of success has also been 
g^nted to your Mission here ; *a few have been baptized, and these, with the pre- 
ceding, make seven in this city who have already avowed themselves on the Lord's 

** On Sanday week last, Teug-cheng-kung was baptized. He is a baker, em- 
ployed in a small shop adjoining the chapel. His demeanom* is serious, and 
his regularity and attention to the means of grace exemplary. I was first 
impressed with the thought that there was a genuine religious work in his mind, by 
noticing the replies he made to questions on the effects of the Holy Spirit's operations 
in the heart. He sat with others, after preaching was over, to have conversation 
with the Missionary, and gave utterance to very clear views when questioned on the 
nature of the change produced by Divine influence in the soul of man. He has been 
a hearer for four months. 

'* Feng-sin-fiftng, a young man of moderate education and acquirements, was to 
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on the evening^ before, that he was addicted to opiam smoking^. ThiB led to the 
postponement of his bsptism. On inquiry, daring the ensning week, it was found 
that he had visited an opium shop some weeks before, on a matter of business, and 
that this had given rise to the accusation. He appears to be quite innocmt of any 
deception in this matter, and is very assiduous in religious duties. About ten 
days ago, he began to have prayer with his wife and mother every night. About 
the same time he brought me the pictures of hk ancestors, which he has beenaocas- 
tomed to worship. This is the only olgMt of idolatroas veDeratioii whidi he had in 
his possession. His father died recently, and he is conducting the on^emoaies 
connected with his burial without idolatrous usages. He has also, on several 
occasions, brought his friends to the chapel, and shown a desire to see them receive 
the Gospel. He was baptized last Sunday afternoon. 

" A shoemaker, who has been attending the chapel for four months, was also 
received at the same time. For some time he appeared more earnest in his convic- 
tions than clear in his views. He was wanting in mental acuteness, and this made 
him slower in receiving Christian doctrine than he would otherwise have been. On 
Sunday morning his answers were more satisfactory than ever before, and I felt that 
I could not refuse him the privilege of professing himself publicly a disciple of 
Christ. ' But,* I said, ' shall it be to-day or next Lord's day P* * To-day,* he said. 
* Why so P* I asked. * Because I shall then be Yah soo tih jen, (Jesus's man.') 
He will have no difficulty in keeping the Sabbath, because, he says, he works for his 
employer by the piece, so that his time is at his own disposal. 

** The privilege accorded to If r. Lockhart, to commence a hospital at Peking, you 
will hail the intelligence of with pleasure. So cautious, however, is Mr. Bruce of 
other Missionary operations, that Mr. L. tells me I must not expect to see Peking 
for many months yet, even as a visitor. The young £mperor will soon be installed 
in Peking, and I hope that this event will ultimately lead to the removal of the 
present restrictions on the issue of passports. Otherwise it will not be very 
satisfactory to have a Missionary hospital at work without any preaching of the 

** I called on Admiral Hope, as he passed through Tien-tsin on his way to the 
capital, to learn what he thought respecting the ultimate admission of Missionaries 
to Pdung. He thought it was very improbable that it would be allowed, because 
travelling only is permitted in the Treaty, and not residence, except in the open 
ports. The next day, however, after attending our Sunday evening service, he came 
to me and said he had been looking at the French Treaty, and he thought that the 
privilege of residence must be allowed to us on the same footing as the Catholic 
Missionaries. He also said that he would speak to Mr. Brace on the point. 

" I now learn that Mr. Bruce also considers the residence of Protestant 
Missionaries at Peking as inevitable, and that the present restrictions are only to be 

" I remain, 

" Yoar'f very taruiy^ 
*'Bev. Db. Tidman." "Joseph Edhiits. 

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This populous city, as our readers have been previously informed, is the 
chief emporium of trade on the TANO-TSK-KiAifG, the great river of China ; 
not only from its immense population, but from the means of direct inter* 
course which it possesses with almost all the provinces of the empire, it 
presents, as a sphere of Missionary effort, facilities beyond every other 
city yet occupied by Christian labourers. The Ebt. Gbiftith Johit, who 
is admirably qualified for the peculiar service of this Mission, has entered 
on his work with great energy. He expects shortly to be joined by the 
RiT. RoBEBT "WiLSOK, and we trust that the health of our Brethren may 
be sustained, and their lives preserved for many years, to cultivate this 
wide and promising field, which the Providence of God has so remarkably 

"Han Kow, November 5th, 1861. 
" My dbab Bbotheb, — Having been here for several weeks, preaching daily to 
this people, yon will be pleased to learn how the work is progressiDg. As we have 
no regular chapel, the services are conducted in a large hall in my house. The door 
is opened every afternoon for two or three hours. The native assistants (two in 
number) and myself, preach in turns. At the close of each service books are given 
away to all applicants who can read. My audience generally consists of the repre- 
sentatives of several provinces. Canton, Fuh-Kien, Su-Chwan, Ewei-Chow, Kan- 
sub, Shan-si, Shen-si, Hu-nan, Kiaog-si, Ngan-hwei, Che-Kiang, £iang-sa, <&c., 
&c., all meet here in their respective merchants and artisails. Many of them 
come and go annually. Not a few attend our preaching from day to day, and to 
most our speech is quite intelligible. From this point the Gosp^ may penetrate 
and spread over the eighteen provinces. The Gospel is listened to invariably with 
much attention. Most come with the sole purpose of learning what this new 
doctrine is. The questions asked by them, and the answers elicited by questions 
put to them, are indicative of a state of mind far more inquisitive than that of any 
part of China that I have yet been to. The books are received thankfully, and, what 
is Ua better, are read by many. Those who have obtained one part of the Scriptures 
often come for the other part or parts, having read the first through. Others come 
for. explanations. Two or three days ago I was surprised to hear a man talking 
fluently with the Native Assistant whilst I was giving away some books at the close 
of the service, about God the Father in heaven, Jesus Christ, atonement by the 
death of Jesus, Paul the i^ostle, and such subjects. On inquiry I found that be 
had received parts of the Scriptures, which he had read carefully, and was now in 
quest of more. Not long since I presented the Tau-tai with a copy of the New 
Testament, together with some scientific works. To-day his Excellency called upon 
me. I was agreeably surprised to find that he was more deeply interested in the New 
Testament and our religion than in the other books. He told me that he had been 
reading the New Testament, which I found to be a fact from his subsequent 


" The mandarins here are diiposed to be very friendly. The district magistrate 
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Governor has sent me a proclamation to be posted np on our door, commanding^ 
both soldiers and people not to injure or molest foreigners under the severest 
penalty. The friendliness of their disposition has g^ren me an opportunity to speak 
a word for Christ in the highest circle of Chinese society. Yesterday I was invited 
to breakfast by one of my mandarin friends. Among others he had invited a 
Hu-nan military mandarin to meet me. Having spoken much of the military glory 
of Hu-nan, and the martial courage of the Hu-nan men, he said that there was no 
danger of their ever believing in Jesus, or of His religion ever taking a deep root 
in that celebrated province. ' Slowly, my friend/ said I ; 'the Hu-nan people 
know not His person and character, and therefore can't believe in Him just now ; 
bat ere long they will be made better acquainted with Him^ and who knows but 
that many of them will turn to Him.' * Never,' rejoined he ; ' they have Confucius, 
and Jesus cannot be compared with him.' ' Infinitely superior,' added I ; 'the one 
is from the earth, and the other from heaven. We have sages in abundance in the 
Western world, but we never think of instituting a comparison between them and 
Christ.' ' But,' said he, ' all sages are heaven (God) sent.' ' Christ,' replied I, ' is 
not only God sent, but God incarnate — God manifested in the flesh.' This doctrine 
offended the pride of the man, as it does that of the natural mind in every age and 
country. It led, however, to some further conversation, with which I was much 
pleased. • ♦ ♦ 


*' The insurgents have left this part of the country entirely. Ngan-£ing, Hwang- 
cheuy Ki-cheu, and other important places along the banks of the river, have been 
recently evacuated by them. The river, down to Wd-hti, is now in the entire 
possession of the Imperialists. I am told that the provinces of Hti-peh, Kiang-si, 
and Ngan-hwei, are almost ' clean ' of them. One of their principal kings, the 
Ying-wang (martial king), was wounded at Ngan-king. Shi Tah Elai has set up 
for himself, in opposition to both the Tartars and the Tai-pings. This man is one 
of the oldest, and certainly by far the best, of the adherents of the Celestial King. 
I am told that the chief is pierced with sorrow and grief on account of his 
apostacy. What they gained in one direction last year, they seem to lose this year 
in another. • • • 

" It is impossible .to foresee what will be the end of these things. Believing in 
the superintendence of an all-wise and all-good Providence, we cannot but think 
that all will work together for her good. We feel convinced that the Omm'potent 
is present in these mighty convulsions. It does not require much sagacity to see 
that this state of things has done much towards opening up the country so won- 
derfully and e&ctually to the Missionary and the merchant. Also, their national 
pride being considerably humbled, the people have been rendered more docile and 
susceptible of impressions from without. A great change is decidedly going on, 
whieh will produce a rich harvest in time to come. May God give His people at 
home, and His servants on the field, grace to labour and to wait. What we all 
need above anythmg in the present crisis, is strong, nnwarering fidth in the final 
conquest of the Gospel— the ultimate triumph of truth. May we all be blessed 
with this, and glory to God, and peace among men will be the result. 

" I remab, 

•* Yours very truly, 

*• B«T. Da. TiPiLor." (Signed) " GmiwriTH Johk. 

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Among the manifold discouragements inseparable from the Missionary 
enterprise, none is more frequent or affecting than the failure of health on 
the part of promising and devoted Brethren just entering on their labours. 
While cherishing the most intense desire to spend and be spent in the 
service of their Saviour, and labouring hard, by the acquisition of the 
language, to qualify themselves for useful labour^ they are ofi;en striek^i 
by some deadly disease incident to the climate, their powers are prostrated, 
and, to save life, they are compelled to relinquish their dearest hopes and 
to return promptly to their native land. Seldom has such an instance of 
failure and disappointment more painfully affected the Directors of the 
Society than that of the Eev. Robert Dawson, of Shanghai, whose case is 
described in his own letter, which we subjoin. Our self-denying young 
friend, with his devoted wife, left England for China in the autumn of 
1859, and within two years, by the utter failure of health and strength, he 
has been compelled to relinquish the warmly cherished piuposes and bright 
prospects of Missionary life, and to return to the land to which he so lately 
bid farewell. But we entertain a sanguine hope that, under the Divine 
blessing, the extended voyage will prove restorative to Mr. Dawson's health 
and strength, and we feel assured that wherever it may please the Great 
Head of the Church to appoint the sphere of his labours, he will be found 
diligent and fEiithful in His service. 

"We regret to add that the Bev. Hugh Cowie, in consequence of the 
failure of his wife's health, has also been compelled to relinquish Missionary 
service, and to return to England in the same ship with Mr. Dawson. 

'' London Mission, Shanghai. Oct. 3rd, 186L 
" My deab Db. Tidmak,— When the mail loft a month ago, I was nnabk iqyself 
to write to you, and therefore requested Mrs. Dawson to lay before you the state of 
the case as regarded my health, Sec,, so that you might not be entirely dependent 
for information upon other friends. Through the great and tender meroy of the 
Lord, I am once more able to put pen to paper, and I feel I can never fully realise 
how much I owe to Him who has thus twice, in quick snecessioD, rescued me £roin 
the hand of death. 

" A month ago I was very weak, indeed could scarcely be considered as oat of 
danger. Anything like a relapse, an occurrence not at all improbable, must oertainlj 
have been £atal. . When the hot weather broke, about the 10th Septemb^, I bc^an 
to gather a little strength, appetite returned, and hope of recovery did much* no 
doubt, to restore me. A fortnight since I was kindly invited by the seamen's chap- 
lain to take up my abode with him on board the ' Bethel ;' and although it was witk 
some hazard that I was removed to the ship, I am glad to say the change of air and 
scene has been of decided benefit ; I feel much stronger, and although not allowed 
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pofwers. The weatlier has been very unfii^oiiraUe ; still I have been out upon the 
mer is mneh as possible, the air of which it not to be compared with that on land« 

** But, while better in general health, diarrfaoea itill clmgs to me with great 
tenacity, and I fear the liver is almost as obstinate as ever. I suppose I most look 
to the sea breezes to remedy this ; indeed, both Mr. Lockhart and Dr. Henderson 
have told me that I caonot expect to be really mach better until I get to sea, the 
disease having taken such a strong hold upon me. I ought to mention how much I 
owe to Dr. Henderson's skill and unremitting attention during my iUuess. Mr. 
Lockhart had, I believe, at one time quite g^ven me up, having been very apprehen- 
sive from the time he'first saw me ; and it was just then that a different remedy 
was tried by Dr. H., whieb, under God's blessing, seemed to turn the edge of the 
complaint. I must also say that Mr. Lockhart was extremely kind and helpful in 
his suggestions, and I feel very thankful that his visit to Shanghai was so ordered 
as to occur just at that time. 

" When I last wrote to you, I myself was alone apprehensive that I should never 
be able with anything like efficiency to discharge my Missionary service in China. 
At that time Dr. Henderson had not come to that conclusion, at least he did not 
deem it right to declare his opinion. I believe Mr. Lockhart was clear in his own 
mind, and thought as I did, although he said nothing, merely watching day by day 
the course of the disease. But since then, I suppose, their united opinion has been 
made known to the Directors, and it will be needless, as indeed it would be impru- 
dent, for me to remain here until I can receive a reply to my former letter. When 
Dr. Henderson told me the decision to which they had come, I was not unprepared, 
and at once acquiesced. Since then, however, I have had many a spare moment to 
reyiew the past and to considw the future, and I am sure you will not be surprised 
that now and then regrets pass over my spirit. I^ do not regret that I came to 
Chioa; I did so from the strong conviction of duty ; for while there were a thousand 
voices bidding me go, I heard not one retarding me. * * * But the present is 
sometimes full of regret, as I think of China, all she u, all she may and must 
become. There are signs of promise, though as yet discouragements abound ; but 
then there is much work ready to one's hand, and the labourers, are sadly too few. 
The declining state of the American Missions is another cause of regret. 

" I don't know that I should ever have accomplished much in China — ^perhaps not. 
I only know I desired to do much, not in a literary way, but even, as Paul, much in 
turning men from darkness to light. I cannot doubt that God would have blessed 
me in my work, although Faith and Hope might have long been tried. Ton know 
how deep an interest I take in the Insurgent movement; I had quite intended, if 
. the Directors approved, to cast my lot among them, and do what I could to enlighten 
their darkness. 

** Here is, too, another cause for regret. Dr. Henderson and myself had formed 
plans for a constant itinerancy in the neighbourhood of Shanghai, within a radius of 
ten or twelve miles, with occasional visits to more distant places, until I might be 
able to establish myself at Sucheu as a permanent residence. We had purchased 
ponies a short time before I was taken ill, to facilitate our plans, and we fully hoped 
ihtkt much real success would be the result. Of course it is a great regret that this 
and other subordinate plans and purposes must now be abandoued. # ♦ • «• 
However, I am satisfied to leave all things in the hands of Jesus, who, far better 
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servants. If permitted once more to laud on my native shores, I tiost I may be 
able to do not a little, should health and strength be granted, in arousing many an 
unconscious Christian to feel his special duty to this poor heathen people. I cannot 
at present imagine what the future is to be ; I only desire to hold myself ready for 
whatever service the Lord and Master may command. 

" Our passage is taken on board the ' Solent.' She will probably leave Shanghai 
about the end of this month, and, with a fair passage, which there is every probability 
of making, we shall very likely be home by the middle or close of February. 

" Mrs. Dawson unites with me in kind regards. 

" Believe me, yours very £uthfully, 

" Eev. a. Tidman, D.D." *' RoBBBT Dawson. 




OuB venerable friend Mr. Gordon, who has so long and faithfully laboured 
at this Station, has in later years been encouraged by the general diffusion 
of Christian knowledge among the Teloogoo people of his district ; and, in 
his last communication, which we transcribe, he gives an interesting report 
of the reception of three converts from heathenism to the Native Church 
under his care. He justly remarks with regard to one of these, a young 
Hindoo, that the circumstances of his conversion are truly interesting, 
and the steadfastness of his faith under the strong inducements employed 
to shake his purpose, most gratifying and satisfactory. Our readers will, 
we feel assured, join with us in the prayer that these accessions ta the 
little Christian commimity at Yizagapatam may, with their Brethren, 
prove strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and adorn the doctrine 
of God their Saviour in all things. 

" Vizagapatam, 17th October, 1861. 

" My deab Sib,— It is with much pleasure that I have to acquaint you with some 
interesting facts that have taken place lately in connection with our work. 

« Last evening I had the pleasure to baptize three individuals, all of whom have 
been converted from heathenism. Two of these are man and wife, of the Goldsmith 
caste, inhabitants of a village about twenty miles to the west of thb place. The 
man seems to have been first impressed by reading some Telugu tracts, that were 
given to him at a feast, annually held near his native village. After this period, at 
different times he used to vbit some of the Native Christians, till about three or four 
months ago, when, taking the opportunity of his relations' visit to a heathen shrine^ 
he'came away to this place, and immediately wrote to his father of his intention to 
become a Christian. In two or three days after this, his father came in search of 
him, and with much crying and entreaties he tried to take him back ; but the young 
man remained firm, and told his father he had made up his mind and could not go 
back to heathenism. Shortly after this it seemed desirable that he should seek 
means to obtain his wife ; he accordingly wrote to her to come away ; she at first 
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to ber at her own village, notwithstanding the opposition of her relatiyes, ibe sac- 
oeeded one night in getting away. They have both been pursuing a course of 
instruction, and have given us great satisfaction and pleasure by their correct and 
consistent deportment The young man is about twenty -five, and his wife about 
nineteai or twenty years of age. The young roan is employed as Telugu compositor 
in our Press Office, and they reside in the Christian compound. 

** The other case is a very interesting one. Our last Mission Beport will have 
informed you that our attention was providentially, through a Christian friend^ 
directed to Chittivalsah, where there is an extensive sugar factory, and where we had 
arranged to send a Catechist once a month, to preach to the numerous workmen 
employed there. From the first we had g^eat encouragement in our labour; the 
congregation was always most attentive and good ; the people, all heathen, had 
begun to learn and sing our hymns ; in a very short time the heart of one young 
man was touched ; he made known his feelings to the Catechist, and each time |he 
Catechist visited the place, he got additional instruction and light on the subject of 
Christianity, and be became more and more confirmed in his conviction of the truth 
as revealed in the Word of Qod. All this went on till about a month ago, when, 
after due prayerful consideration, he resolved on coming away to Yizagapatam. As 
soon as he did this, he wrote to his father and uncle to say what he had done : the 
very next day they came and tried every means in their power, first by gentle and 
persuasive argument, and afterwards by violence and abuse, to draw him away. At 
the first interview I was not present, but as soon as I heard of it, I went down to 
the Catechist's house, where he had taken refuge; and fearing that they would 
complain to the magistrate and create a tumult, I wrote off to him telling him all 
the particulars of the case, and preparing him for what might follow. This first 
day passed away quietly, but on the second they came again, when 1 was hastily 
sent for. They were a little quieter on this occasion, but still tried to induce the 
young man to go home with them, but he was firm, and told them that he came of 
his own accord to seek the salvation of his soul. Sue, So passed away the second 
day too. On the third day they came again, and tried to work on (he young man's 
feelings, by promising to give him half of their property, if he would only save them 
firom the disgrace of their caste being broken, and the family being ruined; but it 
was of no avail — he had made his resolve, he had counted the cost, and nothing, he 
said, would alter his purpose. This young man is about eighteen or nineteen years of 
age, ofa, respectable caste, and many of his relatives'are employed in the sugar factory 
idiove mentioned ; he is an intelligent person, writes a very neat Telugu hand, and I 
h^»e may soon find employment. 

" I had the pleasure of baptizing him and the couple first mentioned, at the Telugu 
ehapel, last night, in the presence of a large and deeply attentive audience ; and I 
trost they will have the prayers of the Lord's people, that they may grow in grace 
and be kept steadfast even unto the end. 

" Tou will be glad to hear that there are several others in connection with the 
sugar fiictory, very favourably inclined towards Christianity, and who, we hope, may 
ere long join themselves to the ranks of God's people, and become living witnesses 
for the truth in this dark land. 

" I am, my dear Sir, 

" Your's sincerely 

•* Rbv. D*. Tidmah." (Signed) J. W. Gobdok. 

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Whiub our last number was passing throogh the press, we received the 
unexpected and painful intelligence of the decease of our highlj yalued 
friend, Mrs. Mullens, the beloved wife of the Eev. Joseph Mullens, I>.D., 
of Calcutta. Having in her youth been educated in England, and 
having recently re-visited our country with her husband, Mrs. M. was 
well known to many members of the Society and other friends of 
Missions, by whom her removal will be most deeply lamented. She was 
the eldest daughter of the late Eev. A. E. Lacroix, who, for nearly forty 
years, was one of the most devoted Missionaries in India, and whose life 
was principaUy occupied in preaching Christ to the heathen. She waa 
married to our beloved Brother, Dr. Mullens, soon after his axriviil in 
England, in the year 1844; and to the time of her decease, with unwearied 
assiduity, she laboured with him to promote the spiritual and eternal wel- 
fare of her degraded sex. Having been bom in India, she understood and 
spoke the native language (Bengali) with singular accuracy and beauty, 
and composed several works, specially adapted to instruct and improve the 
women of India. 

Since her return to Calcutta, in the autumn of 1860, her time and strength 
have been principally devoted to the visitation of native ffindoo females of » 
superior class — a department of labour quite new to Missionary life. 
Several reports of these interesting services which have appeared in our 
Magazine during the last few months, evince with what cheerfulness, 
sagacity, and good humour she prosecuted these labours of love. "Were it 
not that the great Head of the Chiu'cb, who qualified her fo> this service, 
can bestow like endowments on others of her sex, we should mourn over 
her death as an irreparable loss to the Missionary cause. But we trust 
that her spirit will animate many of our Christian countrywomen to 
make similar attempts for [the instruction of Hindoo ladies ; and should 
this be realised, we are not without hope that they will find, as Mrs. 
Mullens found, encouragement among the secluded inmates of the 2ieiiana| 
beyond their expectation. 

But the loss to our beloved Brother and his motherless children must in 
truth be irretrievable, and under a bereavement so agonizing, nothing can 
sustain him but the promises of the Gospel, and the grace of the Holy 
Spirit, which we pray he may richly enjoy. 

The illness of our departed friend was intensely painful, but short, 
— the time when the first symptoms of indisposition appeared, till she 
was laid in the sUent grave, not exceeding three days. Her death was 
deeply lamented by all the Christian community of Calcutta ; and in a long 
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the system of Zenana yisitation pnnaed bj the deceased, the editor 
observes : — 

" The apotUe of the Zenana Musion his jot fc passed away, and there is the more 
need that others fill her place. Living, we should not have mentioned her name. 
Dead, the memory of Mrs. Mullens will kng be fragrant among those who knew her 
vork of faith and labour of love. The daughter of the Missionary Lacroix, she was 
worthy of her father. Uew few of our readers have even heard of her — she was a 
reformer before the reformation ! Since her return to India she has devoted her life 
to the Zenana Mission. She had the genius as wdil as the zeal of an apostle. Her 
' Phulmani and Kanma ' has been translated from its exquisite Bengali into every 
Temacular of India, aud has become to the Native Church what the ' Pilgrim's 
Progress' of fiunyan has been to the masses of England. Her ' What is Christianity P* 
was prepared for educated heathens, who inquire like Nathanael. And when taken 
away after a brief thirty hours of intense suffering, she had half finished aaetker 
Bengali classic for the instruction of those native ladies whom she taught from week to 
week. Is it so difficult for one English lady out of every hundred in Indja to 
conquer a vernacular language, and devote part of her leisure to such of the 
Zenanas in her neighbourhood as wonld welcome her visits P This for the rich, 
and schools for the poor, and India will yet have a chance among the nations 1" 



'' Raiatea, South Seas, 

"29th June, 1861. 

" Bey. and dbab SiB,^It is with feelings of very much joy and gratitude that 
I inform you of the safe arrival on Saturday the 22Dd inst. of Mrs. Morris and 
myself at onr island home, and Mr. and Mrs. Green at Tahaa. 

" The Revs. Messrs. Piatt and Barff were very glad to see us, and have received 
us very kindly. 

''On Sunday, the day after oar arrival, I preached in English in the Kattve 
Chapel to our Missionaries, ship's company, and European residents. I hope to 
continae this until I can preach in native, which I trust will not be many months. 

" Our reception by the natives has been very much more cordial than I expected ; in 
fact it has been enthusiastic. Upwards of twenty men have been doing the moving 
part for us, and helping to fix up our bedstead, table, and chairs. It has been truly 
gratifying to see the pleasure they have taken in helping us. Of course they like to 
see us unpack. One article that has received universal admiration is a policeman's 

" But I must briefly tell you a most pleasant part of our reception. On Tuesday 
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two, with lots of bread-fruit, oranges, eocoa-nats, moantiuu plan tabs, yams, taro, 
bananas, sweet potatoes, some fowls, and a pig. These were all placed before our 
door, and the women sat in a semicircle. Then a native came forward as spokes- 
man. He delivered a speech to Mrs. Morris and me, Mr. Piatt translating. It was 
to the following effect : — 

** * Teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Morris. We thank Qod for preserving you in your 
voyage over the mighty deep. Our hearts are rejoiced at seeing your faces, and we 
want you to accept these fruits, veg^etables, &c. (naming all), as an expression of our 
love and affection towards yon. We hope you will be happy and comfortable in your 
new home in this fiir-off country.' 

'* I need hardly say our hearts were filled to overflowing with gratitude to 
our Qod, and tears of joy filled our eyes. I replied to their speech in as suitaUe 
terms as I could, when all of them gave us hearty shakes of the hand, and their 
friendly salutation^' la ora na.' 

*' This was enough to rejoice our hearts, but it was not all, for the next morning 
a second presentation took place. It was similar to that I have narrated, only from 
other persons. After the second presentation we had a lot of fruits and vegetables 
presented by the boys ; and to sum up, an enormous quantity of fruits and vegetables 
was presented to those on board the ' John Williams.' 

*' I can assure you that we are filled with gratitude and wonder at these unex- 
pected, spontaneous, and enthusiasiastic demonstrations of affection and liberality, 
and that from the Eaiateans. We r^oice, take courage, and pray that our lives may 
be long spared to labour successfully amongst this people. 

• ••••• 

" I must now draw to a close. Mrs. M. unites with me in kind regards to you 
and the Directora. 

" I remain, 

" Rev. and deai* Sir, 
•« Yours faithfully, 
" Eev. Dr. Tidman." (Signed) " Geobge Mobbis. 


The Sev. Georgo Gill, who laboured as a Missionary of the Society in 
the Hervey Islands for nearly sixteen years, has been induced, in con- 
sideration of his numerous family, to seek a sphere of ministerial usefulness 
in his native country. Having received a cordial invitation to the pastoral 
office from the New Congregational Church at Burnley, Lancashire, Mr. 
Gill entered on his labours in December last, with the kindest wishes of 
the Directors for his future usefulness, and with very gratifying prospects 
of happiness and prosperity. 

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Thb Rev. J. H. Badden embarked at Southampton for Calcntta, en route to 
Almorah, East Indies, January 20th. 

From 17th December, 1861, to I6th January 1862, inclusive. 

Mr. Feni 

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MiMlonary Box ... 6 S 10 
For Widow*' Fund. I f 



Wtet Auzlllery, per S. Job, 


Great George Street Chaitel. 

For Widtme* Fnnd. SI 6 i 
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Sodetj. per Mra. 

D. Jamee, for Mra. 

CorboM'e lichool, 

Madraa IS 4 

Oreaoent Chapel. 
For Wldowa' Fand. 17 18 10 

Wavertree Chapel. 
JnTenlle Soetety.per 

J.J. Howell 5 

On account s 15 10 


Lamctuter, "China, 
forOhrtat** 6 


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Per Mr. T. Smith. 

On aooovnt so 6 


Frooaeda of Ladiea' 
^WorklnffSoclety... 10 
For SufTerers by vhe 
Famine IS 8 8 

Miaa Greatbatoh ... 7 10 
lItaaA.HInmer8 ... 84A 4 
Xlaa S. A. Spencer., sue 
Annlveraanr CoUee- 

tlona 60 8 

lUr. J. B. lllll«>n. 

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India, named Ma- 

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Xiaelonary Prayer 

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9fra. Moirhead'a 

Bchool sis 1 

Eakbatb School. 

Mlaaionary Boxea... 16 14 5 

For QIrt In Indians. 
Qreatbateh 4 

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to be called John 
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For Wldowa' Fund. 18 8 6 

CkmrehTmen, Col- 
lection S16 


Indndlns ml. It, 14. pre- 
viooaly aeknowledsed. 

Per Xn, L. Hey worth. 

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at Sbanghaa. 

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Mlaa M. Qatfleld ... 5 

Mr8.J.Beclea 10 

Mra. Hadlleld 1 o 

Mra. J. SYana 10 

Mra. L. Hey worth., i u 

Uhmtton, R.Han- 
nay. Baq (D.) S5 



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1 1 
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the CMneoe Tea- 
half-year ...-. „ 66 6 6 




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Oontrlbntiona, per 
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Mary Alnwick, 
and Margery Htnd- 

marah 4 


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Mrt. Gammon „ 10 

Mrt. Goabell 10 

Mrt. Gallatly 10 

Mra. Grape 1 

Mr. Headland 1 

Mr. Hubbuck 1 1 

Mlat Hopper 10 

Mr. Jamea 1 

Mra. Mnmford 1 

Mr. Piper l l 

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Mr. Patrick 1 i 

Mr. Saraant 1 

Mr. W.Sargant 10 

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Mr. Souihcott S 

Mr.TyrreU 10 

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Maater B. J. YIney, 

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dependentt 11 10 

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ofthelateEtr. J. 
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CoHtr»utiont in aid ^ the Societp will be tkanl^vllp received by Sir Culling Bardley Bardley, Bmri* 
Treiuurert and Rev, Bbenezer Prout, at the Miuion House, Blan^field-etreet, Fitu^rp, London i kg 
Mr. W, F, Wateon, 59, Prineee-^treet, Edinburgh; Robert Goodwin, Soq., SS6, Georgo-Hreet, and 
ReligiouM Institution Rooms » It, South Hanover'Street, Glasgow i Rev. Alex. King, Metropolitan Hall, 
DubUnt and bp Rev. John Hands, Brooke FiUe, Monkstown, near Dublin. Post'Qgiee OrdtrBshouid 
be infsvour of Rev, Bbenezer Frout, andpapabU at the General Fast O^ee, 


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NO. 310.— Niw timiBt, HO. 27.] [March 1, 1862. 



The following letter of the Eev. William Ellis, dated MauritiuB, Jan- 
uary, 4th, win afford derout pleasure to all the Friends of Christian Mis- 
sions in Madagascar ; for, although it adds but little to the actual intelli- 
gence which we have already published, it fully confirms all the hopes 
previously entertained with regard both to the present and the future 
interests of that island, while it as clearly disproves many sinister state- 
ments which could not fail to awaken painful apprehensions. 

The foUowing facts are now clearly ascertained :—^e number of Native 
ChriHiant ha* not been exaggerated in the repreeeniatione of their friende^ 
lut actually exeeedi their largest ealeulation — the euffhring captives are all 
eetfree, theg have returned to their homes, and, under the auspices of the new 
government, enjoy unrestricted religious liberty — the Christians are impor- 
tunately requesting the earliest visit of Mr. UUis at the capital, and, through 
him, they entreat the Society to send Missionaries and Teachers forthwith ; 
with equal urgency they leg for Bibles and other books from which they 
may acquire Scriptural and useful knowledge ; and in all these measures they 
have the sanction and cordial concurrence of the new sovereign. 

It will be seen also, that our friend Mr. Ellis has received a hearty wel- 
come from all classes of Christians at Mauritius, and private accounts 
assure us that no foreigner will be so gladly received at AKTAirAKABiro 
as our valued Brother. Well may he anticipate with equal pleasure and 
surprise, the happy contrast between the state of the Christians at the 
time of his last visit and the position in which he will now meet them at 
the capital. 

We must not, however, overlook some serious causes of anxiety^ and 
even of alarm, which demand our urgent and unceasing prayer on 
behalf both of the king find the people. The excessive generosity of 
Badajca towards BahbOasaliica, his rival, who is also brother of the 
present queen, obviously endangers the Hfe of the king and the welfare of 
the people ; and the heathen party who espouse his cause is powerful, and 

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beaded by unprincipled men of sagaciiy and courage. And not onlj do we 
find tbe teachers of Bomisb superstition actire at the capital, but a work 
BO vile and dangerous as " Paine's Age of Reason" bas found its way to 
one high in office and near the person of "Radamjl* But we trust that, 
amidst these complicated erils, the omnipotent care of Ood may surround 
tbe person of the king, and that, by His good providence, the Christian 
Church which He bas preserved and enlarged through many years of cruel 
persecution, may still be protected by His graciouB power and abundantly 
prospered by the outpouring of His Spirit. 

By the close of the present month six Missionary labourers will (D. V.) 
have embarked for Madaoasoae. They will carry with ^them an ample 
supply of New Testaments and other portions of sacred Scripture; 
many thousand publications in the Native language, of James's ^' Anxious 
Enquirer," Hall's " Come to Jesus," " The Sinner's Friend," and similar 
useful works, together with a good stock of all materials suitable for the 
establishment of Schools. A printing press, with the necessary type, will 
also be conveyed in the same vessel, with three hundred reams of printing 
paper — the generous contribution of the Eeligious Tract Society, for 
printing Tracts in the Vernacular. 


** My dbab Bbothbb,— Little that is worthy of nols oeciirr»d on our voyage 
except tbe somewliat remariEable associaiion of peraoas on board dorifig tbe latter 
part of it. There was a staff of engineers and their assistaiits going omt to conatroet 
railways in Maoritios. Besides these and other passengers, French and English, 
there were fire priests with lay assistants, on their way to Reunion and Madagascar. 
There was also a French naval officer of rank, in charge, it was said, of presents from 
his Imperial Sovereign to the King of Madagascar, who was appointed Governor of 
Nosihe, an island on the north-west coast of the Island ; while the pnblic joomals 
had informed all on board that I also was on my way to Madagascar, to ascertain 
whether or not the king of that conntry had become a Roman Catholic, as well as to 
convey the congratnla^ons of the Christians in England to those of that oonntry on 
the termination^ their latk^ period of severe persecntion, and to arrange for the 
re-establishment of the English Protestant Mission in their country. My inier* 
coarse with the priests and naval officers though not frequent, was friendly. The 
priests celebrated mass every Sunday morning on the quarter deok, where we also 
held our Protestant worship in the forenoon. More than once some one of the 
priests was among my auditory, and afterwards some of the young priests, though 
they did not understand English, politely received a copy of ' The Sinner's Friend,' 
' The Brazen Serpent,' and other tracts which I was distributing among the crew 
and passengers. 

** We reached Port Louis on the 27th of December • but the recent appearance of 
a few eases of cholera among the coolies prevented our entering the harboiv, and H 
was eveniBg before we bnded. I soon leanted that tiia letters whkh wese seHi 
from England by the last mail had been immedu^y fanrwtdmi to MadagMcar, tbo«tii* 
for want of time, no answers had arraved from the king or the Christiana. I firaad^ 

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b««ev«r, ]etlenfromili*B«T. J. J. Le Brmi« from tlMChmliaiis^aad from tiMkiofr's 
secretary, all highly satisfactory. The next day I saw most of the members el tiM 
iSmbasey, lately aent by the Qovemor of Maurititts to eongratnkAa tiM yocui^ king 
OB hie aeeeesion to the throne. Hearing on the foUowiiig mormag that a Tesari had 
arrived f^om Madagascar, I haatened on board for inteUigenee. Eram the teatimony 
of the oaptain and.a passenger in the ship, a$ loeU agfinmi'oihm' reUMe 9owpe99 if 
iff/brmatkn, I am enaUed to r^^ri to the Society that tkero ia not tiie sl ighi ea i 
£>Qndation for the ramonrs which were in ckcnktion befere I left England, that the 
king had baeome a Boman Cathotio, had aolieited the protiatorats of a fsreign 
power, and had raised a foreigner to rank and authority in Madngancar. Tha 
king's secretary writes to say that I can come np to the c^tal directly, and the 
Christiaaa write to beg for the Seriptareaand other books* and for Braihren to come 
to preach the Word^<^ Qod, to prepare and print books, and teaah other vsefol 

" Although no commnnieation has been reoeired from Mr. J. J. Le Brun himsrify 
since his arrival at the ca|atal, liis letters from Tamatave and places on the way, 
together with tiie aceoimts seat sabaeqaently 1^ othffs, conf<eyed the gratifying 
tidings [that he had been joyfully and affectionately welcomed by the Christiatts, 
among whom he had, by means of an interpreter, publicly preaehed and administered 
the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. It was farther stated fJyit he 
had been kindly reoelTed by the king, who had given him a resi dsatf o within the 
preomots of the court, had fitted ap a room in his own house as a tempoffary reyd 
chapel, in whieh Mr. Le Brun officiated, and wh«re the king and others attended 
religious w<H^hip.. It was also added that Mr. Le Bran preached in one ei the 
chapels in the ci^tal, and that David Johns Andrianado, the evangelist from 
Mauritius, had preached in twelve difibrent places in the capital to large assemblies. 
I find it difficult to realize in my own mind a change contrasting'so strangely with 
the state of things in the capital at the time of my visit in 1867, when words of 
Christian instruction and encouragement could only be breathed in whispers, and 
acts of Christian worship could only be attempted in secret; and if the recital has 
proved so affecting to me, what must the actual ocourrenee of theae changea have 
been to the Christiana themselves I 

" The members of theJEmbaasy appear to have bem deeply inptessed with the 
strong attachment manifested by'^the people along the whole line of their march, 
and in the capital, towards the English ; as well as with the fluency with which 
numbers of them could read the few books they possessed in the native language. 
They justly ascribe both to the labours of the Soc^ty's Mission during the reign of 
Eadama. The members of the Embassy, the captains of vessels trading to Mada- 
gascar, the letters firom ihe people, all speak of the great eagerness of the latter for 
copies of the Scriptures and other books ; and as the supply here has all been sent to 
Madagascar, it would be well for the S o c ie ty to send a case or two of New Testa- 
ments and other books, with spelling books, if there be any, by the next steamer and 
overland route. Preparation for this should not be delayed mi hourf for the enemy 
is ahready sowing tares of the most deadly kind in this vbgin soiL Copies of ' Tom 
Paine* are in the country and at the capital ! A lai^per supply may be sent in time 
to be forwarded by the reg^ilar traders, which will commence their traffic in the month 
of Msr^ or ApriL Since August 15th last, there have been sent firom Maaritins 
480 Testaments, 75 copies of Genesis, 1892 Psalms, 605 Gospel of Luke and Acts of 

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52 MissioNABar maoazins 

the Apofttles, 552 Hymn Books, 2370 Pilgrim's Progress, and 4290 spelling 

" My arrival here, to obtain reKable information and to make arrangements for the 
resumption of the Society's Mission in Madagascar, appears to give very general 
satis&etion. The only regret I have heard expressed (a regret in which I entirely 
ooncnr) is that I am not now at the capital. Nevertheless, I do not now think, 
urgent as the need certainly is for me to be there, that the intelligence in 'onr 
possession was snoh as to warrant my leaving England earUer. Expressions of good 
will, and of readiness to forward the objects of the Society, have been very cheerfully 
given ^y His Excelladcy the Governor, the Bishop of Manritius, and Christian 
ministers, as well as by many others. 

" I do not feel myself sufficiently well informed to convey any definite account of 
the political aspect of afiairs at the c^>ital, but from all I have gathered it appears 
that, though the great majority of the nation favour the king, andjiis conduct since 
the death of the late queen has "strengthened their attachment towards him, the 
elements of danger are not absent. There is a minority which includes active, 
■shrewd, unscrupulous, and desperate men. This minority is in fovour of Ramboasa- 
lama, who is a sort of state prisoner at one of his own country houses, a short 
distance from the capital. The king's] extreme clemency towards Ramboasalama is 
▼iewed with disfavour by some of his best friends, who are of opinion that, if the 
latter be not deprived pf all means of evil, a successful coup d^etdt may yet take place 
in his favour. We cannot but hope and trust that the guardian care^of IMvine 
Providence, whiojb has in so remarkable a manner Inrought the king to the 
distinguished station which he now holds, will protect him there. At the same 
time, the critical position of the young and inexperienced ruler of Madagascar, and 
the grave issues to the nation, which seem to be dependent on his life, cannot fail to 
excite the deep sympathy, and inspire on his behalf the fervent prayers of all who 
are concerned for the regeneration and spiritual enlightenment of the country. 

" In reference to the religions state of the people, nothing has occurred, so far as 
I have heard, to diminish in the slightest degree the interest of the Protestant 
Churches of other lands in their progress, or to weaken confidence in their Christian 
integrity and steadfostness. Tet it is impossible to forget that a course of outward 
prosperity like that now opening before them, has always been fertile in the gravest 
causes for apprehension and watchfulness. They beg that I would hasten to 
Madagascar, and that other Missionaries would come soon; they urge us to send 
books. Their strong claims on the affectionate regard and fervent prayer of the 
supporters of the Society and all others interested in the progress of the Redeemer's 
kingdom among men, will, I feel assured, not be overlooked. 

" Believe me, very fieuthfully yours, 

" Ret. Db. Tidman." (Signed) " William Ellis. 

Our readers will be glad to receive the following extract from the above 
journal, dated December Slst ulto. 

" We learn that the English Protestant Mission is about to be efficiently resumed 
in Madagascar. The London Missionary Society have sent out the Rev. W. EUis, 

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whose arrival in the ' Noma ' we have already annoonoed, to asoertaiii the Tiewg of 
his Majesty, the present niler of Madagascar, and also the wishes of hia people. The 
ahove Sodety, which, more than forty years ago, introdnoed the use of letters and 
the knowledge of Christianity into Madagascar are, we are informed, if the king 
and people still entertain the wishes they have heretofore eiqpressed, to send ont, as 
soon as the season becomes favonrable for their entering the country, six Missionaries, 
including a fully qualified Medical Missionary, an efficient Master for training Native 
Missionaries and Schoolmasters, and an experienced Superintendent of the press, to 
be estaUished at the capital; besides men to translate and prepare books for the 
people, as well as to attend to other Missionary duties. The report of the Misnon 
so opportunely sent to the king by His Excellency, forbids us ^to doabt tiiat the 
Missionaries will be cordially welcomed by the king and people.'\ 


W£ have received from our venerable friend, the Bev* Bobsbt Moffjlt, 
gratifying intelligence connected with the newly esiabliahed Missicm, 
nnder the auspices of Moselekatse, among the MatebeU ; accompanied by 
some imflbrtant particulars connected with the tragic results of the former 
unsuccessful effort to establish a Mission on the north of the Zambesi, 
among the Mdkololo. 

With regard to the former, the reports of our Missionary Brethren are 
very favourable. The aged chief, they say, is very kind, and his son, by 
whom he will be succeeded, is yet more friendly than his father, and 
manifests a taste for the comforts and arts of civilized life, which promises 
well for the future improvement of the people ; so that, with the blessing 
of God, we may anticipate the early establishment of a Christian Church 
among the degraded myriads of that dari^ region. 

In reference to the lamented death of Mr. and Mrs. Helmore, their 
children, and others, the letter of Sebehwe, translated by Mr. Moffiit, is 
both instructive and affecting. The writer, who is the son of a Native 
Christian Teacher, Sehobi, (loi^g supported by the friends of Missions con- 
nected with the Tabernacle, Bristol,) had recently visited the country of 
the Makololo, and he gives the statement which he received &om Sekeletu 
and his people, in relation to the death of our lamented friends. It will 
be seen that they utterly disclaim the crime with which he told them they 
were charged, of administering poison in the presents they made to Mr. 
Helmore and his family. They were anxious to relieve themselves also 
from the guilt of having forcibly detained the wagon and other property 
of our deceased Brother, and they wish to throw the blame upon Mdhuse 
and Khonaie, two men of Mr. Helmore's party, whom they represent as 
instigators in the outrage. But, whatever may be the character of these 
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eation, as they are utterly at yariance with the facts of the case. The 
entire conchiet of Sekeletu and his people was basely unprincipled and 
cruel, and has naturally been followed by remorse and dread. It may be, 
that the providence of God will overrule their wickedness, and render their 
present feelings and professions the means hereafter of introducing 
Christian Teachers to make known to them the words of life. For the 
present we must await the clearer intimations of the Divine will ; bat 
Messrs. Paiob aikl McKshzib will take up a station midway between 
KuruMcm and the Zambesi^ and thus be ready to advance whenever a door 
of entrance to the Mmk^loh may be opened. 

" Knnman, Sooth Afiriea« 
"November 20th 1861. 
"My dbab Bsotheb,— I feel J very rekMtent to allow this month's post to leave 
without something on our afiairs in this country, being well aware of your anxiety 
to hear of our prospects as to the MoMeU Mission and the Brethren expected to 
go thither. The news from the Mahololo will surprise you. I am too much 
engaged at present to do more than toueh on these two subjects, and will (D. Y.) 
forward the Beport of this StaUon by next post. Toa wmf have heard before tiiis 
readMS yon, that Mr. Piies has beoi married to my daaghter Bessie, ttid haring Mt 
anxious to see the Ibmer wgkien of oar late Brother Hdmere's labours, A absent on 
a visit to Lekatloiig and Backhouse. 


*' A letter from Mr. Sykes, dated the 16th September has just come to hand, in 
whieh he writes — ' Moselekatse has returned to Nyati. I have only seen bim once, 
when we went together to greet J^him. He was very poorly, therefore I did not 
trouble him about any busmess. I purpose seemg him before Dyer (a trader) leaves, 
and will give Inm your message, and also ask him about MeBsrs. Price and 
McEenzie coming. Moselekatse is getting feeble. I believe he never walks a 
step, but is always carried, and looks decidedly older siuce I first saw him. He 
is very kind to us— has never annoyed me smce my return, Mangwane his eldest 
son is constantly with him, at his own request. We like the young man ; he is 
always respectful towards U8, and is pleased with any attention shown. He 
begs, of course. He roauifests a strong desire to enjoy comforts lilie ours, as 
houses, furniture, crockery ware, &c., &c. So far as my short-sightedness will allow 
me to judge, I believe if he should succeed to the ^rone he would be a true friend 
to the Mission, althoogh I do not know how possession of power may influence him. 
One thing sorprised me much since my return, i, e. that we can buy eheep aad 
goats more than we mAt from the people, cheaper even than we can get them frem 
tlm Makalaka (kibe). Some of the people are trying to buy blankets, &c. &*om us 
with oxen. I should be glad to encourage such a spirit of trade.' 

" I have given the above extract from Mr. S.'s letter for the purpose of showing 
you that everything regarding the prospects of the Mission are, as Mr. Thomas 
writes to me, 'as favourable as can well be expected.' Mrs. John Moffiit also 
writes: 'I thank you for your kind wish that we would visit the Euruman, 
if John were stiH an invalid. Dearly as I should like to see you all, I thank €k>d 
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day is far distant when a long jovniey will bs needed by vs.' These extracts iasp^ 
satisfaeticm with their poskion and prospects. 

** By hklividaab jnst returned from the Bamangwsto eoonify and beyond, we learn 
that Mr. Shalenbor(r> the HanoTsrian Missienary who formerly Ufed with the Ba- 
aangrwato, and who httely visited Germany, has retnrned, and it wonld appear will 
be located near Natal, and of conrse leaves the above station vaeant Thns, there 
ean be no difficalty in Mr. Price or Mr. McKende, or both, proosedinir tUther at 
OAce, and Moselekalse can send for them when he pleases, while I shall take care to 
inform him that they are intended for.the Matcbele. Or if ke thinks he hss got 
enoagh of the sort, they would find alarge field of kboor to employ their tisse tillhe 
skonld become somewhat wiser. 


** The following information respecting the Makololo, just received in a letter f^m 
Sebehwe, the son of Sebobi, our Native Teacher among the Bamangnvaketse, cannot 
be otherwise than interesting. 

" ' To Mr. Moffat. " ' Dated the end of October. 

" ' I Lave to inform you of my return from the Makololo, but have not time at 
present to communicate to you the many statements they made to me. I can only 
mention a few things in reference to.death of the Teachers. On my approaching the 
Makololo they fled, and when those I met with were asked the reason of their fear, 
they replied that it was reported that a commando from Moffat had started (to attack 
them). On seeing me they felt convinced that I had come as a spy. They asked me 
from whence I had come. I replied, "From the Kuruman." They then asked, "Do you 
know Moffat ?" I said " Yes, I know him." They then said, « If you know Moffat, 
what did he say respecting the death of his people ?" (the Missionaries). I replied 
that according to the general report, you killed them with medicine (poison) by 
mingling it in the beer ; and this we believed from the fact that you plundered them 
of all their goods and a wagon. They replied, ** Sebehwe, hear, we did not kill them, 
they were killed by the fever of the country. If you can believe the testimony of 
others, how was it then, that we spared them P Were they too strong for us P It 
was not so. With regard to the wagon, we have been deceived by Mahnse and 
Khonate. These men spake thus to Sekeletu, ' Where we come from, if a person dies 
in the country of a chief, and is buried there, his goods return to (or remain with) 
his grave ; but if he is^taken and buried among his own people, then nothing is taken 
of his property.' Therefore we took the property of the dead, on the testimony of 
your people. It is they who have deceived us. Again, in reference to their being 
killed, it is not so. Tou know if we had been inclined to kill them there was no 
escape, seeing they were all on this side of the river, where we could have destroyed 
alL But you must take the the wagon and deliver it to Moffat, that he may believe 
that it was not so with us. We Makololo, we could not kill a Teacher, but had it 
been a Boer — there is no q^uestion about him— we would have killed him speedily, 
and there would have been an end of it. We shall return the wagon — you must 
return with it.^ This I refused to do, adding, " I cannot take the wagon of the 
Teachers empty, seeing it was full of goods ; besides, I am not sent in search of the 
wagon. Moffat must know what ought to be done, for it is he who will look after 
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beloBgiBg to the Batlapees will be inquired a/lter by Mahore (the chief at Taung.) 
As for me, it is not proper to ask me to take charge of the wagon to take it to Moffiit ; 
he will know what must be done." They said in reply, " Tell MoflEat he must come 
and seek np the goods. They are become wasted ; but I, Sekeletn, thongh they are 
wasted, I am able to siake restitution to any amonnt Mo&t may demand. When 
yoa oome, by all means bring Mahuse and Khonate — they must not be lefk." 

" ' I intend,' adds Sebhwe, ' if it be the will of Qod, to go thitiier again to hnnt 
elephants. Sere, the bearer of this^ is in such a hurry to get home to the Kururaan* 
that I can add no more to the multitude of words which I heard. If my £ith^ can 
obtain assistance in oxen, he will ?isit the Kuruman soon, when you will hear the 
words in the order they were spoken to me. I was ezoessiTely ill at tbe Zambesi, 
at the junction of the Sesh^ke. One of my people also was killed with lightning. 

(Signed) '< < Sebehwe, Son of.Sebobi.' " 


" The above is a close translation, which I presume you will prefer to having it 
in a condensed form in my own language. The pursuit of ivory induced Sebehwe, 
though with some misgivings, to extend his journey farther ,than was his original 
intention. It seems, however, providential that he went so far as the Makololp, aa 
it affords us the means of learning the state of feeling among them, after their 
ruthless and cruel treatment of PricO' and his compauions. ' A guilty conscience 
needs no accuser;' and Sckeletu, who must have known well that his conduct 
towards the Missionaries was exceedingly bad and brutal, has had time to reflect, 
while his imagination has conjured up spectres, and, among others, the anoroaloua 
one of my heading a body of warriors to take vengeance on him and hfs people. 
One would have thought he knew better, as he has been heard to ^say that the 
Makololo had nothing to fear from the Matebele, so long as I was with Moselekatse* 
Sekeletu, like'every other guilty and half-awakened sinner, endeavours to lay the 
blame on others. Mahuse, whose dreadfully wicked conduct has been referred to, 
we know bears a large share in the guilt of the painful afiair. We were, however* 
not aware that Khoitate, who is a heathen, although he belongs to this Station, and 
who went in the service of Mr. Price, was so guilty as is implied in Sekeletu's 
language. Though Mahuse belonged to Lekatlong, I knew well the badness of his 
general character, and persuaded our late Brother Helmore on no account to allow 
him to be one of the party. He was convinced of this, and acted accordingly ; but 
Tabe*8 kind and over easy disposition allowed him to go with his wagon ; and, had 
Tabe been spared, his influence might have prevented much of the evil which befel 
the Mission. Khonate accompanied Dr. Livingstone on his last journey from hence 
to Linyanti ; and he certainly was any tiling but useful or obedient when on his visit 
thither, or on the journey homeward. Whatever may be^the amount of guilt 
attached to these individuals, it is evident that Sekeletu feels deeply the unenviable 
position into which he has brought himself and his people, when he can beg of an 
individual whom he never saw before to take charge of Helmore's wagon, and offer 
to make restitution for loss of property to whatever amount demanded. This is not 
only a step in the right direction, but going a great way for a young, inexperienced, 
and independent heathen chief. This encourages the hope, which cannot be aban- 
doned by any one who is at all conversant with the history of Missions, that the 
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Mahohlo Mission, will not he in vain. Suck events, wJkicJk have so qften ckarac 
ierized the introduction of the Oospel among barbarous and semi-barbarous 
nations, may try the faith of the Christian, but they cannot destroy it. The 
eommand to ' 60/ as well as the promise of the presence of the SaYionr and the 
SoYereign of the world, are unalterable. He must reign : and we ought to be 
thankful for every ineident which betokens a change for the better, eren in the 
most abandoned. If the Makololo could be induced to remove down the Zambesi, 
to a drier and more healthy region — of which there feems no laek — ^where th#y 
oonld be reached with the assistance of canoes from the East Coast, they might soiB 
become the first fruits of the large harvest yet to be gathered from the inviting 
fields north of the Zambesi. Probably Dr. livingstone will be able to make smm 
amuigement towards the acoomplishment of so desiraUe an olgeot 

^ The statements made to Sekeletu respecting the]custom of the taking posseaaioin 
of the property of the deceased, were a tissue of falsehoods ; and supposing he 
believed them, which one can scarcely imagine he would do on the testimony of two 
treacherous servants, how could he answer for plundering Mr. and Mrs. Price, and 
the whole of the people belonging to the wagons, before they had found a grave t 
Why did he, on receiving the messengers I sent from the Matebele, take the letters 
and send them back^with a collection of lies, that they were still at a distance, . 
when some were already in their graves P Sekeletu's testimony to Dr. lavingstone 
was very different to that he gave to Bebehwe. In the Doctor's letter to myself,. 
from Sesheke, of the 3rd September, 1860, he writes :—' I saw the HeUnores' 
graves. Sekeletu has one oF his wagons. I have made every sort of [inquiry about 
it. He and his people believe that Mr. Price gave it. Sekeletu wished to purchase 
Mr. P.*s own wagon. Mr. P., it is said, then took Helmore's children out of the 
present wagon, saying that he would advance the money for it in the south. I see 
many of Helmore's things scattered about. I hope there is no mistake.' This you 
will see is in direct opposition to what really took place, according to the testimony 
of the whole party, who witnessed the wagon forcibly dragged away after it was 
loaded up ready for starting, whOe Mr. Pace was pleading for the weeping orphans. 

** I notice these things for the purpose of showing that Sekeletu evidently leek< 
himself pushed into a very narrow comer, and tries to seek relief by throwing the 
whole of the onus on others, and mdcing restitution. A fiftithful and afiectionate* 
remonstrance we may hope, through the Divine blearing, might reclaim the man. 
We cannot suppose for a moment that the kind and finrbearing disporition mani- 
fested by the Misrionaries — their persuasive addresses — their fiuthful exhortations,^ 
leading the thoughts of the Makololo heavenwards^ — the transcript of what they had 
been accustomed to see and hear from Livingstone — nor the whole tenor of their 
suffering sojourn;— are/orgotten by Sekeletu and his people. 

" I would just add, before concluding these remarks, that Sebehwe is not a reri* 
dent on the Euruman. He formerly lived here, and removed with his father, when 
he was appointed Native Teacher to the Bamangwdcetse, and still conriders himself 
as belonging to the Euruman. He ii not a converted character, but possesses a 
good deal of common sense and energy, and can write a tolerably good letter. • * * 

*' I shall be glad to hear by your earliest convenience what the Directors think is 
best to be done, especially inoreforence to the Makololo. 

** With kindest regards to the Directors, 

" I am, dear Brother, yours very truly, 

« Rev. Dr. Tidmah." (Signed) " Bobbbt Moffat. 


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AMOwa many very gratifying communications receiyed firom tbe Churches 
of South Africa, the Directors have much pleasure in inserting the follow- 
ing, from theBev; Joseph Eitchikomait, of G&aap Sso^et* the son and 
successor of one of the Society's earlier and most devoted MiasLonaiies 
in that field of labour* The report of Mr. K. a&rda evidence of ihMt iee^ 
spirit of holy tatne&tiydus which has been cherished within the last fow 
years by the uwersal Ghoroh of Christ, and whieh has led in zHimbef«> 
less instanoes to q^eial prayer, and corre^onding effert, for the ^rerival 
9f religion and the eonvenrion of the worid. Such appears to have 
been the course pursued by the Christian inhabitants of all classes in 
Graaf Reinet, and the happiest results have followed. Careless professors 
have been aroused from their lethargy — souls dead in trespasses and sins 
have been quickened together with Christ— and from the Churches of the 
locality, the Word of the Lord has sounded forth in the regions beyond 

One of the fruits of this revival appten in the determination of the 
Mission Church, ovon which Mr. Kitdiingman presides, to support thor 
own pastor, without depending in part, as hitherto, upon the funds of the 
Society. This is the ultimate object and aim ^f all Missionary labours, 
and we most sincerely congratulate our Brethren at Qraaf Reinet on 
having, like several others of the South African Churches, attained the 
honourable position of self-support. Should any unexpected events here- 
after for A time impair their resources or interfere with their career 
of prosperity, (for the colony is often subject to such visitations,) 
Mr. Kitchingman and his friends may feel assured of the fraternal affeo* 
tion of the Directors, and of their readiness to afford them both sueooor 
and sympathy in the time of need. 

" Graaf Beuiet, December, 124h, 186L 
" Bev. jlkz> deajs Bbothxb— Many thanks for your kst kind and snconnigiiig 
oommunioation, which oame to hand tome months ago, and was gratefally perused. 
As another year is now drawing^ to a dose, I take ap my pen to let you know how 
it has fared with as since we Isst addressed you. This year has been an eventfal 
one, not only to ns as a Church, but also to many hundreds in the country which we 


At the commenoemeot of the year we held meetings fiv social prayer, to 
which we, in common with others, bad been mvited, and joined with the Lord's 
people in all kuds, in prayer for a special outpouring of the Spirit. Those meeimgrs, 
we have every reason to believe, were a blessing to many ; they wsm well attended, 
and an earnest and serious spirit of prayer pervaded them tbroug^iout. It was 
exceedingly refreshing and pleasant to see ChristiaBs of all denominations and 
colours blending their petitions for blessings which were equaUy needed by all. 
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aboul tli6 mtddb of the year tkai Am Spini w» evldentfy ponr^d out mi tbie place. 
The work of revival eommeDced attoii|> the Dutch inhalhiia&te, tmd ^ eoMe tiiae 
seemed to be exclusively confined te tiiem. This led to more earnest prayer among 
the membeHB of o«r Chnnh ; they were ineited to pray move ferrenlly, ' WiH thou 
not revive U4 again, that ihy peo^e msrf n(jeice in thee P' And we have agmhi seen 
that Hie Lord is indeed a hearer and aaswerer of prayer. At a time when many 6f 
us were depressed, while eo&teMplatfaig the mevivM state of the eoYoared people 
generally, the Lerd was pleased to make us adiamed ef oar mbeHef by an ahmdatft 
eihsioa of the savkig iniaenoea of His Bpirtt. Many who, 19 to that Mtne, Uved 
careless and aneoneemed, have been awakened to a sense of their lost attd rahied 
eonditlon^andtoseekaaintwestiiitiMmeritBoftheSavienr. Oneptossingftatave 
ci the work at present going on aroaad as, is the mimber of yeong people whoeaam 
to be under concern for their souls. We have not yet reeeived any aa memben of 
the Chur^— we feel that eantioia is neoeasary at such a time; hot we trust that Hite 
work will abide, and that, afUr suflleient tiaM has elapsed for the instraatiett and 
tiial of the young converts, we shall he blessed with consideraUe additions to oar 
list of ceramnnioants. The services have been nsmsaaHy well atteBded,l>oth on wtsk 
and on Sabbath days. Prayer Meetings are held daily in varions p«rta of the tmm. 
There has been an evident deereaaa of worldliness in many; aad that tendency to 
ectravaganoe in dress, whieh we lunre so often eom^amed of, has in many reoeivad 


" You, dear Brother, can easily imagine with what joy and pleasure I have been 
enabled to go through wii^ the work of the year. That work has been greatly 
increased and aogmented, not merely by the Bevival, but also from the following 
cause. At a general Conference of CSiristians of all denominations, held in the Dutch 
Reformed Church in this town, some seven or eight months ago, I took occasion to 
call the attention of the meeting to the state of the coloured population on many of 
the farms in the district, and stated my willingness to itinerate among them, pro- 
vided that the owners of the varipus farms who were desirous that their servants 
should receiye religious instructien, would fetch n>e thither on horseback or in their 
carts. The proposal was eagerly taken up by many, and ever sinceJ have had many 
invitations to go out and preach the Word, and have already taken many a trip into 
the country for that purpose. Very often I have had six to eight opportunities to 
preach in one week, besides my regular engagements in the town. Bat I am happy 
to say, that although I find the work at times accompanied with great fatigue, my 
health has been mercifully preserved. I can truly say that I have everywhere been 
treated with the greatest kindness, and that the farmers have beyond expectation 
assisted me in carrying out my plans for the instruction of their domestics. Besides 
the places where I only occasionally visit, we have during the year commenced an 
Out-etation, at a village called Petersburg, about seven hours' ride from Ch^af 
Reinet. There is a pretty large number of coloured people in the place and in the 
aeighbonrhood. Ton will be pleased to liear that a Duteh gentleman has mode e 
fine gnut of a pieoe of ground to the natives there, as a site for a chapel, and that 
tiuy have begun in eameet to Imild one, which I hope will be completed within four 
months from this time. I hope that, after a time, we shall have a flourishing 
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" Ib addiiioii to these new spheres of labour, I have doringr t^ year commenceii 
holding senrioe for the Kaffirs and Fingoes in the town, through an interpreter. 


" And now I must oome to the chief subjects of my communication. In the montk 
of April, the time of our Anniversary, I invited our Brother Solom<m, <^ Bedford, to 
preach for me and attend our Annual Meeting. While here, he proposed that the 
Church, which for some years past had partly supported me, should take ^e whole 
responsibility of my salary on'themselves. This was agreed to at a meeting of the 
Church and Congregation, which was held while our friend was still here. The 
people resolved that, from the beginning of July 1861, they would undertake the 
support of the minister ; and to this I also agreed, as I know that nothing could be 
more in accordance with the wishes of the Society, than that the various Mission 
Churches should become self-supporting. The Church desired me to acquaint the 
Directors with the step they have taken, to thank the Society for all that it has done 
for them, and to request that ^e friendly connection might still be continued, and 
that the Society will still be ready to assist them whenever they need help, in the 
great work of maintaining and spreading the Gospel. I am ocmfident that the 
people will do well in this matter. 

'' F<Mr myself, I have only to tender my hearty thanks to the Directors, and to you 
in particular, for all the kindness with which I have been treated during my con- 
nection with the Society. Although no longer supported by its funds, I still desire 
to retain a fraternal connection. Begging that I may still have an interest ia 
your prayers, 

* "I remain dear Brother, 

" Tour affectionate fellow labourer, 

"Rev. Da. Tidman.'* (Signed) "Josbph KiTcmnQu±v. 


It is with mingled feelings of pleasure and regret that we insert the 
following letter from the Ebv. A. W. Miteeat, who has laboured faithfully 
as an agent of the Society in Samoa for more than Hx-and-twenty years. 
Mr. M. is, indeed, the last of the six British Missionaries who first landed 
in that Group in the year 1835 ; and during this long period he has main- 
tained a course of unabated vigour and disinterested self-denial, and great 
has been his reward. The people who then sat in darkness have beheld a 
great light — idolatry has been universally renounced — thousands are now 
united in the fellowship of the Samoan Churehes — and tens of thousandfl 
are found, with the recurrence of every Sabbath, blending their prayers 
and praises in the Christian sanctuary* 
In consequence of the repeated and entire failure of his wife's health. 

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Mr. Murray is at length, most reluctant] j, constrained to remoye from 
tliis fruitful Island to Australia. The respect and affection of the Directors 
will attend him in his future field of labour, and they commend him to the 
special blessing of his Dirine Master, whose cause he has so efficiently 
served in the Islands of the Pacific. This last Missionary letter of Mr. M. 
is in itself deeply interesting, as aflfordingevidence of the xeal and liberality 
of the Natiye Churches lately under his care. 

" On Board the < John Williams/ 
" August SOtb, 1861. 
" DxuB Bbothx£»— It is matter of great saiasfaetion and gratitude to be 
able to. report fa?oarably respecting the state of things in Samoa. Throoghout 
the district which has been nnder my own esre, there has been steady progress 
daring the whole period of my connection with it; and I have left it now 
in a state which calls for devout gratitude to CM. Among both natives and 
foreigners, while we have longed for more marked and extended symptoms of the 
Divine presence and power among us, we have yet abundant evidence that we have 
not laboured in vain nor spent our strength for nought, and our hopes are strong 
that the seed that has been sown will yield a more abundant harvest. 


Apia . 
Saluafata . 















£128 9 
£76 16 
£18 17 6 

£224 2 6 

Raised in the above Dietricts for the support of Native Teachers £203 10 

£427 12 6 

" These are larg^ sums to be raised by a people circumstanced as are the Samoans 
at the present time; and the fact, that for years past there has been a steady increase, 
and especially that the present year shows an increase upon the past, which yielded 
double of any previous year, is fall of encouragement. 


*' Nothing of a very marked character immediately connected with our work has 
oeeurred among the natives throughout the year. One very important political 
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Aitare of Stsiea. A derided etep bu been taken towards tlie fonnatien of a regtilxir 
goTemment. Laws hA9« been framed, judges and otiier o fcial s have been 
j^fointed, and a regular poHoe bas beoi organized. The laws came into fbfos sit 
ibe oomraenoem^t of tbe jear, and tbeir operation bas been bigbly bettefidaL Tbe 
movement originated in tbe Yaimanga, tbe district of ApiA, and for a time was 
confined to tbat district. It bas been extended to Valeata, tbe nrigbbonring 
district, and eventually it will, I doubt not, extend all over tbe £proup. Otber 
districts bave been waiting to see tbe result of tbe experiment, as tbey view it in 
tbe Yaimauga. Several of tbem are now satisfied, and are likely to take decisive 
steps very sbortly. Tbe Yaimauga is tbe name of tbe district in wbicb Apia is 
situated, Apia bring tbe name of only a single village. 


^ I need not say mucb bere respecting tbe general state of tbe Mission. Of tbat 
you will find a pretty full account in tbe last number of tbe * Reporter,' published 
in Marcb last. Tbe state of the Mission is on tbe whole satisfactory ; it retpnres, 
however, to be vigorously sustained. Our enemies are Wakeful and vigilant, and, 
though we have no reason to be discouraged, we are not in circumstances to relax 
our efforts. The Papists continue their exertions with untiring zeal ; happily, bow- 
ever, tbey meet with small success. The grossly unscriptural character of their 
doctrines and practices stagger the Samoans, and so supply their own antidote. 
How a mortal man can forgive rin ; bow a creature can be a proper object of worship ; 
how it can be right to worship images, against the plain letter of Scripture ; what use 
it can be to pray for tbe dead, and such like absurdities, is incomprehensible to a 
Samoan. A number, after having been entangled and drawn aside, have again 
returned to their first briief, having satisfied themselves that Popery is a system of 
falsehood ; and while cases of parties thus returning are of frequent occurrence, I 
have not iw a length of time heard of thrir grining any new converts. • • • 


'* But I turn to a more pleasing subject. I bave spoken of the state of things 
among the natives ; let me now say a few words about the foreign reridents at Apia. 
For some years past these have been in an improving state ; but for some eighteen 
months or two years the symptoms of improvement have been fast becoming more 
marked and decided. A public Prayer Meeting was commenced towards the close 
of last year, and this, in connection with the Sabbath service and other means, bas 
lately begun to tell very deridedly. Earnestly had I longed to witness a general 
awakening before being called to go elsewhere ; in this respect it has not pleased 
the Master to grant me my desire. We have had first drops, however, and the 
showers, I trust, will yet come. 

bemabkjLblb coirvEBsioir. 
" One case of converrion — the most remarkable case I have known among 
foreigners in the Misrion field— took place shortly before we left. The person I 
refer to, E. L. H., is a native of the United States of America; he has been many 
years in Samoa. He lived several years at Matautu on Savaii. On Savaii be led a 
▼ery wicked life, and during the years be has resided at Apia be has pursued a 

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flunilEr eonne. For a time he was a regnTar attendant upon <mr Babbath serrices, 
but for a long^ time snbeeqaentlj he has fived in utter disregard of tiie means of 
graee, and in the practice of ontrageons wickedness. It has come ont since his 
eonversiott tliat the memorj of a pious mother hamited him in the midst of dl, and 
that he was ill at ease, though he seemed ^to have steeled his heart against every 
inflnence that might disturb him in his career of sin and folly. He kept a ram shop 
and bowling alley latdy, of which he was ha^otcner. He was in tins employment 
when the grace of God found him. 

^ The circumstances under which his conversion took place are t^)o long to be 
detailed ; but the issue, so far, is all we could desire. His rum-selling was soon 
abandoned, and that under very striking circumstances. I have already stated that 
he was half owner d the* business. Such was also the case with regard to the 
premises. The receipts were from 60 to 60 dollars weekly. His partner is on a 
visit at present to Sydney. His oonseienee would not allow of his continuing his 
business. Ad regarded himself, the course was dear ; but justice was to be done 
to his partner. He did not feel ad liberty, in his absence, to begin any new business 
in the premises, so he determined to close them till his return ; and, should he 
require it, he holds himself ready to pay him the share of the profits that would 
have fallen to him had the business been carried as formerly, from the time of the 
closing of the establishment till his return. And there it stands, a silent witness to 
the power of God's truth, yet speaking a language that all can understand. Happily, 
Mr. H. was engaged in another business b^des his rum-selling when the change 
t ook place. To that, whieh is of an unoljeetionable character, he gives himself 
while waiting for the return of his partner, who has also a share in that. 

'' One interesting incident deserves particular notice. Mr. H. had sent to Sydney 
for two large, elegant lamps, to light up his shop, and render it imposing and 
attractive, alter tiie manner of similar establiahmentf in eiviliaed lands. The lamps 
arrived too late. Their owner no longper wished to enrich himielf by aHaring moi 
to ruin, so he offered to dispose of them to light up our chapel. They cost £8, and 
Mr. H.'s partner had an interest in them to half that amount. He let us have them 
at first cost, and himself gave £1 towards making up the amount. 

" Mr. H.'s conversion cannot be distinctly traced to any human instrumentality ; 
Qod has done it, and to Him be the praise. He had, as I have already remarked, 
a pious mother, and her prayers and efiforts are now yielding their appropriate 
fruit. She has long since gone to her rest. His conversion has produced a very 
marked impression on the community. His readiness to sacrifice worldly interests 
has struck opposers dumb, and the general if not universal conviction is that he is 
sincere. He is a man of energy and decision of character ; he has had considerable 
educational advantages, and is possessed of good natural abilities ; so that, should 
his life be spared, he is likely to be a useful man. One of the direct consequences 
of his conversion has been the establishment of a Total Abstinence Society. The 
movement which led to this originated with him. Before I left Apia, the Society 
had been fully organized, and a considerable number, who had been in great danger 
from having contracted habits of intemperance, had signed the pledge, most of whom 
ace likely to remain steadfast. 

'' In connection with H.'s case, I may mention that I have lately had a long and 
most satisfactory letter from Mr. S., whom you will remember as another fruit of 
our Mission. He has returned to his home in the United States, and is a member 

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of a Church in Boston. Thus, he has terminated his wanderings in a twofold sense. 
Having arisen and gone to his Father in heaven, he has returned to his earthly 
pareiits also, and they have to r^oice over him as one that was dead aud is alive 
again, that was lost and is found. Such cases are precious incidental fruits of our 
labours, and may well strengthen our hands and encourage our hearts. 

*' The School for half-caste children continues to prosper under Mr. Schmidt's 
care. It has passed the most critical stage of its history, and will, I trust, continue 
to prosper. 

" Perhaps I may, without impropriety, say a word relative to the occupation of 
the Station lately under my care. In order to the efficient occupation of that 
Station, a man of some experience is needed, and some tact for business is very 
desirable. May the great Head of the Church provide the right man, and in doe 
time bring him forth ' in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ I' 
" Wiik kindest regards to yourself and the Directors, 

** I remain, dear Brother, yours very truly, 

" Rev. Dr. Tidmabt." (Signed) "A. W. Mubiut. 


Rev. W. J. Gardner, embarked at Soutbampton, for Kingston, Jamaica, 
January 17th; 

Rev. James Scott, Mrs. Scott, and daughter, embarked^ at Southampton, for 
Demerara, February 3rd. 


Rev. J. F. Oannaway and Mrs. Gannaway, Rev. John Lowe and Mrs. Lowe, and 
Mrs. Baylis, wife of the Rev. F. Baylis, arrived at Cannonore, en route for Travan- 
core, November 2nd. 

Rev. T. L. Lessel, arrived at Calcutta, December 14th. 

Rev. F. J. Bright and Mrs. Bright, and Rev. S. R. Asbury and Mrs. Asbury, 
at Mirzapore, January 3rd. 

Rev. J. Hewlett and Mrs. Hewlett, at Benares, about a week later. 1 

Rev. Edward Porter, accompanied by Rev. A. Thomson, Rev. Goodeve Mabbs and 
Mrs. Mabbs, Rev. Maurice Phillips, and Rev. W. E. Morris and Mrs. Morris, en 
route to their respective stations, arrived at Madras, January 4th. 

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roE MARCH^ 1862. 65 


The Direotora are gratified in annoonciiig to the Friends and Members of the 
Soeieiy that they have made the following arrangemente for the ensuing 
Anniversary : — 


WxioH HovsB Ohapkl. 

Sbbmon to thb Young, by the Rev. E. E. CONDEB, M.A., of Leeds. 

To c(fmmence at Seven o'clock* 



[Sebmok by the Rev. ANDREW THOMSON, D.D., of Edinbnrgh. 

Service to commence at haff-past Ten o'clock, 

EVENING.— Tabbbnaclb. 

Sebmon by the Rev. J. P. CHOWN, of Bradford. 

To commence at Seven o'clock. 

THURSDAY, May 15th. 

MORNING.— Annual Meeting — Exbteb Hall. 

Chair to be taken at Ten o'clock, 

EVENING.— Juvenile Missionabt Mebting — Poultbt Chapel, 
CAair to be taken at Six o'clock. 

The Lobd's Suppeb will be administered in different Metropolitan Places of 


LORD'S DAY, May 18th. 

SERMONS will be preached on behalf of the Society, at various pUices of 

Worship in London and its Vicinity. 

The Officers and Committees of Auxiliary Missionary Societies, in London and 
its vicinity, are respectfully requested to pay in their amounts at the Mission 
House, on or before Monday the 31 st instant, the day appointed for closing 
the Accounts. The List of Contributions should be forwarded on or before 
that day, in order that they may be inserted in the Society's Annual Report 
for 1862. 

The Officers of the Auxiliary Societies throughout the country are respectfully 
requested to transmit their Contributions to the Rby. Ebbnbzeb Pbout, so that 
they may be received on or before Monday the 31st instant; together with 
correct Lists of Subscriptions and Collections, duly arranged for insertion in the 
Annual Report. 

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London Aifo its Vicinity. 

Abney Chapel . . . 13 
Bethnal Green . . .80 
Blaekheath . . . W 18 
Bromley . . . .80 
Camberwell Green . . 17 15 
CUpton . . . 25 
Clifton Chapel, Peckham . 1 1 
Coverdale Chapel . . 2 10 
Cravea Chapel . . . 20 
Craven HiU Chapel . .8 16 
Croydon . . . .57 
Eccleston Chapel . . 10 1 
Edmonton and Tottenham 8 
Eltham . . . 8 10 
Enfleld . . . .67 
Falcon Square . . .85 
Forest Gate . . 8 10 
Greenwich : Maixe Hill .40 
Hammersmith : Broadway 2 1 
Hanover Chapel, Peckham 10 10 
Hare Court Chapel, Canon- 
bury 31 18 

Harley Street, Bow . . 2 10 
Haverstock Chapel . . 6 10 
Hampden Chapel, Hack- 
ney 16 

Horbury Chapel . 
Homsey: Park Chapel 
Jamaica Row 
Kentish Town . 
Kingsland . 
Latimer Chapel . 
Lewisham: High Road 

4 15 

7 8 
3 18 


11 16 

2 10 
__igh Road . 8 8 
Union Chapel 10 5 

Marlborough Chapel . 6 17 

Merton . . . . 1 10 
Hiddleton Road . . 11 6 

MUe End New Town . % 2 
MUe End Road . . .11 
New CoUege Chapel . .81 
New Court, Carey Street . 3 3 
Norland Chapel, Netting 
HUl . . . . . 
Oakland's Chapel, Shep- 
herd's Bush . . . 14 
OffordRoal . . .80 
Old Gravel Pit . . . 27 
Orange Street . . . 3 10 
Padduigton . . 12 

Park Crescent Chapel, 
Clapham.including I08.&d. 
from Master Fenning's 


Park Chapel, Camden 
Town .... 
Peckham Rye Chapel 
Pembury Grove Chapel . 
Plaistow .... 
Poultry Chapel . 
Robert Street, Grosvenor 

Square . . .62 

St. John's Wood . .55 
Southwark Memorial Chuv. 1 . 3 
Stepney Meeting . ,60 
Sutton . .23 

Sutherland Chapel . .39 
Tooting . . . .2 10 
Trinity Chapel, Brixton . 8 10 
Trinity Chapel, Edgeware 

Road 10 

Trinity Chapel, Poplar . 12 18 
Union Chapel, Brixton HiU 8 
Walthamstovr . . .80 
Wandsworth . . .55 
Weigh House . . 17 4 

Woojford . . 4 18 

Woolwich: Rectory Place 4 11 
Powis Street . 1 13 
York Road Chapel . . 10 
York Street, Walworth, in- 
eluding E. B. Noden, 
Esq.. 1/.; udMr. W. 
Beare, It. ... 10 

W.C.Gcllibrand.Esq.(D.) 7 

1 10 

4 1 

17 12 
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1 10 
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Harwrch .... 
Haslingdea .... 
HaaUnKton .... 
Hasdnn .... 
Hatherlow .... 
**ifAfnif>nii*T*ki> . . , 
Healey-on-Thames . 
Hdenatni^h . . 

Heme Bay .... 
Hereford .... 
HdUUFU .... 
Hexham .... 
HiKh Wiekham IViaity 
Chapel . . . . 
HoddesdoD .... 
Hooiton .... 
HopCcn .... 
Horbury .... 
Haddenflekl: Highfteld . 
_ Ramadan 8i. 

HaU : Albion Chapel 
Bundon . . . . 
Himxcrford • 
Huntly .... 

IIfracQaib« .... 
nJietton .... 
Ipswich : Tacket Street . 
lale of Portland . 


Jamaica: Ridgmoant and 


Davyton . 
Mount Zion 

M 6 
10 10 

I 1 
6 10 






KingBwood, including J. 
Oriffiths, E»q^ 10s. ; and 

_W. A. Lon|??foq., 10». . 

Xirby M oonide . 




Launceston . 

Leamington: Holly Walk. 1 
Spencer St.. 6 

Leeds: Belgrave Chapel . 5 
£a«t Parade ditto . 21 

Leicester: Bond Street . 7 
OallowtieeOat* 6 
London Road . 7 

Lenham .... 

Lewes: Tabemade . . S 

Limerick . . . . i* 





Linton . . 

little Dean . 


LitUe Lever . . . > 

Liverpool : CrescentChapel 17 
Great George St. 21 
Kirkdale . . r 
WeUhTabemacle 2 

9. 6 


13 10 

6 4 





LianeUy: Park Street . 3 
Long Bnckby , . .0 
Lone Sutton . . .1 

Lottlh S 

Lndlow .... 1 
Lutterworth .2 

Lynn 4 10 C 

A Servant . . 1 G 

Xaeclesfleld : Roe Street . 4 G 
Maidenhead . S 7 5 

Maidstone . . .400 

Malpas and Threapwood . 16 fl 
Malvern Link . . 1 5 fl 

Manchester and SaUotd : 

W. andS 5 Q 

Caivcndish Chapel . 20 
Cheecham HiU . . 8 11 
New Windsor . .800 
Pendleton . . .800 
Richmond Chapel . & 
Rosbolme Road . . 10 
Zion Chapel ditto . 6 7 S 
Mapleatead . . 12 C 

Marden 16 

Maacgate : Confcregational 

Chureh . 2 
Zion Chanel . 8 
Maricet Weightoa . . 1 

Market Boi worth 

Melboum (Camb.) 
Melboum (Derby) 
Mevagitsey . 

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6 SlSonthgate . 

12 OlSouthMolton . 

4 6] South Petherton 

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From VJth January io l^th of JB^hruary 1862, inclusive. 

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rOR MARCH. 1862. 


OoUeotod hj Un.Cnmimm. 

Scr.S.BUi* 10 

JUu BIU • !• 

HiMP.T. Bills 10 

Xr.A.T.BUla S 

Adelaldo. Aottm- 

IIS » • 

Xr. Bi. Crewdson ... 10 

Mrs. Crawdaon S 

Xra.Bi.Orewdwm... 10 

MlMCrewdtoii 5 

HtM ▲. M. Orawd- 

■on 10 

XrJllfredCrewdton 10 

uStfMi'ZZZiZ 10 

Mn.Blekl»m 1 o o 

Xr. Dimmoek 110 

Xn. Dimmook 110 

Xn. Jeokin* ^. S S 

Xrs.PMurMa 110 

Xra.KnuiM 010 

Xr«.Kerworth 10 

Xn. BomerTllla 10 

XtM SomervlUe. 1 

xeart 10 

kn. Boberto 10 

Xr. ft Mr*. Heii«h S 

SnuOlSama 7 

Widows' Fand 8 1 

Mlss Hon«U 10 

Mr.NeiriMn ft 

John Shields, Bsq .. 10 
Mrs. Waddlnshain.. 10 
For Widows' rand. 4 
Exs. tU. ; M, 4$. lid. 

Sufiderland Aoxllluy. 

Per W. ThMkray. Bsq. 

On aeeount M 7 


PabUcOoUtfottoa... t 1 

Xlss Modlln 

T. H. Omham, Bsq. 10 
Coltootion at Castle 

Oarnkk 10 

Xr. Watson's Box 8 4 

Bxs.6«.0(l.; 52.4s.10d. 


Aah^JI*ld9, near 
Betper, Mrs. W. 
H. Fletcher 10 

G.B., Devon .100 


Ber. W. Clarkson. 

Xolety of Leetore... oil 


Castle Street. 

Bev. D. Hewitt. 

A Friend 15 o 

For Widows' Fund. 11 

Plpmouik, Ac.. AnziUwr. 

A. Hnbbord. Esq., Tteasnrvr. 

Ob aoeooat 71 7 - 

Norlur Ohapel, tor 
. Widows' Fond ... 8 11 4 

TavlHoek. A Friend 
of the Brook St. 
Oongrmntlon 10 


Per Mr. J. Bjgate. 

Snndaj School Mis- 

aiomuT Box ........ 10 1 

XonOhlF Frajrer 

XeetinABox.T:... 4 
Anniifa Xeettns ... 1 i o 

Owen 14 

For Widows' Fund. 14 ^ 


Ber. S.'OoodalU 

OolleeUons after Ser- 
mons bj Ber. A. 

Keid 14 

After Public Meeting 6 7 l 
Juvenile So(riet]r 7 


Mrs. Forster 15 

MlssForalw 10 4 

Snbeei ipttont. 

Mr.Aaderoon 6 

Mr. Baj 10 

Hr.Flemina 10 

Ber. O. T. Fox. iif .A. 10 

Mrs.Gibeon 10 

BeT.8.0oodaU 010 o 

Mrs. Green 10 

MissOreen 1 

Mr.GreenweU 10 o 

Mr. HaU 10 


I7l«y. A Friend.. 




Sundaj SchooL, 

_ 1 6 

51. 5S. 

iro<ir6e«nM. Xise 

Tomklns 110 

Dltto.forIndin 1 1 


Port— a. 
Sundaj Sehool. 

Abore Bar OhapeL 

Wm. Ohampneys, Esq.. 
Ker.Thoe.Adklns... 1 
Jno. Bullar, Esq^ ... 1 1 
HenrrBuehanJIsq. 1 1 
Wm. Blessler. Esq.. 10 10 

AnzUlanr Society. P«r 
T. DanieU. Bsq. 

Particulars not re- 
oelTed 00 ( 

BelttHcaUt Ber. H. 

D. Jameaon 4 5 1 

Booking. Ber. T. 

Cml« 01 15 ^ 

BroifitrM. Ber. J. 

Carter 40 1 

Cattle Bedinakam. 

Uev. 8. Steer 11 it 4 

Chelmaftird. Bad- 

dowUoad IS 1 

Great Toikam. Ber. 

J.Kinns 1 11 8 

Halttead. Old Cha- 

Ctl, per Mr. WaIUs 5 
_h Street. Ber. 

Johnson 8 1 10 

Rockford. Ber. T. 

Hajrward 10 8 S 

SUbbinff, Ber. C. 

Duir 46 

Upmiueter. Ber.O. 

mi. 18s. Sd.- 


Ker. G. 

CJUIsit^brd. London 

Boadtper HI 

Wilkinson. for 


Box Lane. 

Ber. J. J. Steinits. 

Mrs.8teinlta 10 

Mrs. Warren 8 

Mrs. Armstrong 5 4 

Mrs. Heeter 10 3B 

Mrs. Foster 6 

Mrs. Francis 4 6 

Miss Austin 18 8 

Miss Watertou 

MlssMrers 8 1 

For Widows' Fund 10 

Freeman Ohapel, 
Kingston, Jamaica S 

For the Native 
Tsaoher, J, O. 

A LilSj, for'Xada- 

gascar 10 

Bethel Sundaj 

Sohool. for China. 10 
Oil. 10s. 


Mr. J. Smith, for 

China . 
Ditto. Ibr 



Stroud. LeaacT of 

Court, per 8. 8. 
Marling 80 



Athol Street. 

Ber. J. Chater. 

Oollected by Mrs. Fowler. 

Mrs. Atkinson 10 

Mrs. Wm. Christian 10 o 
Sums under 10s. 18 

Collected byMlss Bobertson. 

Bra. Whiteside 10 

Mies GeU „ lo 

Sums under iCs. 10 6 

CoUeeted byMisa Datarmple. 
SumsnnderlOs. 15 

CoUeeted bf Xisa Beatj. 

Bar. J. Chater 10 

HissBiehards oio o 

SnmsunderlOs. 6 


WlUmott 11 

Sundaj School Mis- 

if '• TTBlchanis;!!"! 10 

For Widows' Fund, too 




WatUng Street ChapeL 

Ber. V. Ward. 

CoUeeted by Mrs. Hayward, 

Fredk. Flint. Esq... i t o 

Mrs. Flint 110 

Ber. Yjfard .:: { ? o 

Mr. B. O. Hook 5 o 

g;:l:|S5a;:::-"- * ' « 

Mr. J. Hajward. 


A Friend 1 

Sabbath School. 

Boys* 4 

Girta* 4 


CoUeeted by— 

Mrs. purer ISC 

Mrs.Korris 18 

Mr. Dellow : 14 

Sunday School, per 

Mr. Wright 1 11 

Bxa. Of. OdT; 41. 1 2s.0d. 

Che^nnt AnxUlary. 
J. B. Morrison, Esq., Trees. 
Messrs. IT. B. Thomas, and 
O. O. Newport. Seeretaries. 

Subaertptions and 


mas garter 18 I C 


B.A.,for the Spe- 

oial Fund for 

Otalna 10 

181. 1«.- 

1 1 
4 4 

Missionary Boxes. 

Miss Ward 10 

Mrs. Howard .::::: 18 
For Widows' Fund 1 7 o 


New Street Sunday 

^School 8 

Creek Bridge ditto.. 14 8 

Week Street Sunday Sehool. 

Per Miss Crisps. 

For three Children 

at Madras, called 

Mary Matdstone, 

Sarah JInkings, 

and Benjamin.. 

Tunbrldge Welle. 
Per Mrs. Joshua Wilson. 

Collections 10 

JurenUe Associa- 
tion, for Native 
Tteoher, Benares 8 16 
Ditto, fbr GIri In 
Benares School ... 8 

»!. 16s. . 

T. Beeching. Esq. 

(a!) 1 1 


Albion Chapel Ju- 
venile Society 10 

Ber. J. Brown. 

CoUeetlons II 7 

Mrs. Penton. fbr the 
Crlmble School ... 11 

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DltlolBU.F.Char^ » 1 
Ditto in Fraa High ^,. 
Ohowh y jlJiL 

OoUeetton In Oon- 

sregatlonalOhuroh S o 
DIttofnU.P.Churoh I M 
A Friend. fbrOhlna. 1 
A Friend, tor Chin*. 10 

Toufch's Societj....... .« « 

151. Uf. 


Gongregftiional Chnrdu 


Public Heeting. I I W 

Monthly Fnjw 
Meetinfc 1 10 

For B<wt' Ifleelon 
School and Home. 1 11 

Consregatlonal .Church. 
Rer. J. Marker. M.A« 

ForUoy Dl«trlct,ln-1 

oladtnf U, tromn 

Friend.tor Rev. B. 

R. W. Krause'a 

Schools and Bible 

Classes r---- * » 


cludlnK \l. from a 

Friend, and U. 

from another 

Friend I* W • 

Banff District, in- 
cluding U., ftwm 

All unknovrn 

Friend, and «.lOf. 

from a Friend and 

Family 17 6 1 

Congregational Church. 

Rev. G. Saunders. 

SubaeripUons and 
OollecAiona 18 15 10 

Parish of Glass. 

Mr. W. Dnncan, 
Gowls. lot 


Monthly Prayer ^ ,^ ^ 

Meeting 10 

J. and C. MoRobert. 10 
IJ. lOs. 

Auxiliary Sodety. per Mr. 

W. F. Watson. 
Richard Hnle, M.D. 1 

Oapt. Walker 10 

Ditto tor Widows* ^ ^ 

Fund ., 1 

James Toung 11 

Albany Street Chapel. 

CoUected by Miss Cullen. 
Mr« and Mrs. Craig 10 
Mr. ft Mrs. Cowan.. 1 

Misses Cullen 1 

Mrs. Cntten 10 

Bllsabeth Anderson 10 
Mr. ft Mrs. Nlchul- 

aoQ „ 1 

Miaa Jane Onllen. * 
Mrs. Smith 1 


ArehibaMSomerriUe 1 
Miss Caldwell S 

Miss Hntton. 

Mrs. and Mrs. Hut- 
ton 1 

Mr. and Mrs. Pater- 
son...........^ 1 

Miss GarHoeh. 

Mrs. Wm. Anderson S 
Michael Spears 8 

Miss Meade. 
Mrs. Douglas 5 

Mrs. Fulton. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fran- 
cis Fulton 10 

Mr. and Mrs. John 
N.Morrison 10 

Thomas CuUum 10 

Miss Jack. 

ames Morrison 1 

Mrs. McNaiighton^. 2 

Miss Anderson. 
George Fleming...... s 

Miss Tod. 
Mrs. John Tod. S 

Miss Sontter. 

William Marshall ... 5 

James Sontter, sen.. 6 


Miss FuUerton. 

Mr. ft Mrs. Millar... 1 

Mies Fowler o i 

Miss Fullerton o l 

Miss Walker. 

Mrs. Hartley 6 

Mr. and Mrs.Adam- 
son 1 

Miss Maokentle. 

Ura.Fenwick 1 

Mrs. Jack o 6 

Bbeneser Murray ... l 
Mrs. Ebeneser 

Murray o 10 

Mr. ft Mrs Thomas 

CJack 10 

Miss Johnston. 

James Pryde 6 

Misses Watson and B. 

James MUler 1 

Jane Smith 0* 

John Milne l 

Mrs. Ferguson. 

Mrs.Tennent 6 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 

Marwlck 7 

Robert Galloway ... o 1 

Meetinga 8 


Congregational Church. 

Rer. W.J. Cox. 

Collection atAnnnal 

sermon S 14 

Ditto PubUc Meet- 

Mr?Viiifiim Hiiii'".'.'. 5 

Mr. Jonathan Hall.. 1 

Mr. J. S. Mack I 

Dr.Mllner 10 

Mr. A. H. Ritchie... 6 

Mr.Wm.RoweU ... 6 

Mr. A. Samuel 1 

Mr. R. Somerville.... 6 

Mr. John Sturrook.. 1 o 


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Thb' additional intelligence received from Madagascar, during tlie past 
montb, continues to snpplj motives and enconragemenis to prompt and 
vigorous eaertions in sending out Cbristian Teachers to tlie emancipated 
and rejoicing people by whom they are intensely desired ; and by the time 
that our present Number is in the hands of our readers* six devoted 
Missionaries will be on the eve of their departure to join the Bev# Wm* 
£Uis in that interesting field of labour. 

The Bit. J. J. Lx Bbitk returned from Antananarivo to Mauritius on 
the 1 1th of January, his departure having been hastened by an attack of 
fever, from which he suffered during his stay. No report of his visit has 
yet been received; but we have reasons for concluding that it agrees 
substantially with the intelligence which has reached us through other 

By the last mail further details have been received from the Bit. Wh* 
Ellis, dated Mauritius, February 5th. The letter of our friend is too 
long and too minute for insertion ; but in the passages selected, which 
will be found below, the friends of the Society will be gratified to find a 
full corroboration <^ his previous communications. 

"From David Johns I received much explicit information respoeting the 
Christians, and the encomrtgement affi>rded them by the King and some oi the high 
officers. The Commander-in-Chief is very fitvouiable ; he has given the Christiana 
a house near his own residence for a chapel; and some of the female members of 
bis famOy sre very sincere Christians. Letters recently received from the capital 
state that the King has wslked at the head of a Urge proce8si<m of Christians, 
from a pahu^e in the suburbs to his residence in the city, and that, at his request, 
the Christians sang all the way« 

''The statements made personally by the King to David Johns, and the explicit 
assurances of the Christians in their latest letters, exdade the slightest ground for 
doubt as to the wishes of the King and the people that the Missaonaries should come 
as soon as possible, and that th^ will be cordially welcomed. In regard to the 

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proceedings of the Native"^ Christians, the King recommended them not to make 
any change in their modes of worship or organization till Mr. Ellis and the 
Missionaries came to tell thenf what to do. 

" TheX^ristidns are Bdtlve^ etk&tgeiic, and gratdul Ibr tibeif wonderfbl ddivsrance, 
feeling thdr way in ecclesiasiical matters. Their namhers hwe grea% inoreased 
since the accession of the King to the throne. Their desire after books is great — ^the 
neophytes for elementary books, the advaoead Christians for the entire Bible. They 
8ud to David Johns, ' Tell Mr. Ellis we wish he was here to talk with the ]Sing ; but 
tell him not to be amdons tr afiraid on our luHioiint : we didl be firm ; we cannot be 
turned from the English, or from the failh and practice tanght in the Bible. Tell 
him not to fear that we shall listen to what the priests say, or encourage them. Bat 
tell him we want Missionaries, and printers and press* speedily ; that we shall keep 
on in onr past way till he and the Missionaries come to tell us how to proceed, and 
how to help the word of God to grow/ 

" The King seems to be walking in the steps of Badama I. as closely as he can. 
He has ordered schods to be established, as soon as Teachers can be provided, in 
all the villages in which schools were opened by the late Kii^ He has abolished 
the Qrdeal by Tangena. He has made it a role that all who appear before him shall 
do so in European^clothes. He has encouraged the study of English to the utmost 
extent, having made it the diplomatic language of his government. In this respect 
the people share fhlly in his preference. As an illustration, I may mention that 
when Mr. Le Brun began to pray in French, before one of the large congregations 
on the Lord's Day, the Native Minister Mtopped him and requested him to pray in 
English, aa this people liked the English language; and he consequently did so. 
I haveno doubt I shall find the Engiish dictionariea which I biou^t out valuable^ 
and I would Buggest the desirableness of your sending out a nnmber of English 
sg^elling books, with some Englbh lessons. 

''Two young Hova officers came over with David ^ Johns to see some relatives 
living in Mauritius. They are intelligent, amiable young men, one a member of a 
Native Church* Their first object was to inquire for an English schoolmaster. 
I have, much to their satisfaction, arranged with a pious master of one of the 
government schools to teach them our language one hour ft day at his own residenee^ 
andl iSM\ have them, if Ica^i, one day each week with myself, to murk their progress 
and hdp them on. 

" In connection with this.eaniestMSs after ft knowledge of iiie English Isngvage, 
I received from David Johns a MS. book — a sort of Malagasy and English voca- 
l^iihiry, with ftb eiH^nsive coDecdon of sentences as eteitises. ^Hhey have been 
the lessons <rf three young nobles, who, on my former vi»t, were sent by the late 
QiMen to conduct me to the capital, and I saw them frequency afterwards. • These 
young men have sent the MS. to be printed, to assist their countrymen hi ftcquiring 

" It appears i^at the Kmg sent for Bavid Johns more than once, and quesUoned 
him very ifreely about the religious prooeecttngs of the Ohrutlaas in Mauritiuli, and 
whether the people were contented and happy, as well as rwh; and said he wished 
to be Mendly with all foreigners, but to be specially united with the&iglish-*-that if 
he had a treaty of friendship with the English he should IM eontented. 

'^ On the day on which the last mail arrived, the Governor of Mauritius irformeA 
me that he had that day received a despatch aoeompanying an autograph letter 

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from Her Miyesty to Radama, and aanoimeiiig thai tuitabla ^reaenta were in 
preparation. I was alao infbrmed tiiat the €^yveroor would ami the .letter from 
Qoeen Vietoria to Madagascar by the ' Orestes/ a sh^ of war jvat arrived from 
Mozambiqae. I had been offered a passage in the first Govenuneat ship, and had 
declined to go at present, as the fever was serere ; I was, however, also assured that 
a passage would be g^ven to any messenger whom I might wish to send to the 
capital with letters. I therefore solicited a passage for D. Johns, which was most 
cheerfully granted, ^and the Governor wrote a letter, iutrodacing him to the local 
governor as the bearer of letters from me to the King, and requesting that he 
might accompany the bearer who might be sent with the Queen's letter to 

" I wrote to the King, and also to his saeretary, informing them of my arrival here 
and inability to proceed on account of the prevalence of the fever, but that I should 
come as soon as possible; I also offered my congratulations and such counsels as seemed 
most needed, and informed them of the preparations the Directors were making to 
send out Missionaries, including a medical man, a printer, and a training master, as 
soon as the season suitable for their entering the coantry should arrivt. To all the 
Pastors in the capital I wrote at length, conveymg the assurance of the undiminished 
interest of their friends in England — of the>rrangements the Directors were making 
to send wise and good Missionaries to help them to carry forward, with the utmost^ 
efficiency, the great work Sn Madagascar to which the Lord Jesus Christ, by the 
interpositions of His providence in their fovour, had ealled them, viz. : the spreading 
of the €k)spel over the whole land ; exhorting them to o(bserve the purity aAd 8im« 
pHoity of Christian profession, in the days^ of jnrosperify and fkvour now enjoyed, 
which had marked their aeaeon of proscription and anfiering; not to be drawn into 
any controvert, but to hold on their Christian way without ajlerisg thtfr mode of 
procedure, or attempting any new organization, till we should come« 

" Tbiee or four sets of communion services would be very acceptable, could any of 
our generous congregations be persuaded to give them for the Churches in the 
capital. They have only the service given by Dr. Archer's congregation some years 
since. I have not the slightest doubt that the friends of the Society will furnish 
you with these, and also with ample xneans for resuming the Mission in Madagascar 
with the utmost practicable efficiency." 


OxjU readers will find, in the List of Contributions, a generona donation of 
OiTB Thotjsand Poumoa, from a friend, who wiahes his name to remain 
unknown, designed to aid in the great enterprise of spreading the Oospel 
among the four milUatu of Madagascar. The liberal donor earnestly 
deaires that his gift may not supersedoi but rather stimulate the liberality 
of otherci, and the Direotors most earnestly hope that such stiay be the 
happy result. 
The outlay attendant upon the recommencement of ttie Misrfon will bo 

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great — very great ; and the permanent expenditure cannot te less than 
£2000 per annum. Ii^ addition to direct Missionary service, heavy 
ezpensoB will be incurred in the establishment of the contemplated Hos- 
pital, the Printing Establishment, and the Training Institution for Native 
Teachers. We trust, therefore, that the friends of education and bene- 
volence will be found willing to afford their aid for these important 
auxiliaiy branches of the Madagascar Mission. 

Donations of Hardware, Cutlery, Stationery, Ac., will be acceptable, and 
most gratefully received. 



The usual Annual Beports have arrived &om several of our Chinese Mis« 
sions, all of which are encouraging, but want of space limits our insertion to 
that of Shanghae. It will be seeli that, notwithstanding the many 
interruptions which the labours of our Brethren in that city and neigh- 
bourhood have suffered from the lawless incursions of the insurgents, they 
have nevertheless been favoured with many accessions to ike number 
of their converts, which, including the surrounding Stations, amounta 
to 180. The state of Shanghae, however, at the present moment, is one 
of painful interest. The rebel forces have gathered around it in numbers 
almost incredible, and publicly declare their intention of attacking the 
city. On the other hand» the united forces of Briton and France are 
prepared to act with decision in its defence ; and, looking at the want of 
military science and discipline on the part of the insurgents, in contrast 
with the European forces, the inhabitants of Shanghae feel but little 
anxiety for the result. We trust that, through the gracious and almighty 
interposition of God, the actual conflict may yet be averted, and that the 
myriad of lives which would inevitably be sacrificed may be mercifully 

. " Shanghae, January, 9Ui 1862. 

'' Deab Bbotheb,— The past year has heen marked by the extension of the 
l^Iiflsion into various parts. Mr. Edkins has removed to Tien-tsin, Messrs. John 
and Wilson to Hankow, and Dr. Lockhart has commenced his labours in Peking. 
These BreUiren will correspond with yon in r^^ard to their respective fields, which 
we are glad to learn are all highly encouraging. * * # 


«' Fo-yin-Ufhet'dongt (Evangelical Church,) is situated in the heart of the city of 
Shanghae, about a mile from our Missicm Compound, and is on a street where there 
is the greatest thoroughfare. Its size is sixty feet long by thirty feet broad. It is 
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Ohnfdi mm/U ti|ere eyery Sabbftlli finrttiooii at eleten o'doek, when special instnic* 
tion if girea to the memben. They assemble again in the afternoon at half past two 
o'clock^ when the do6rs are open to all comers. It is then nsmaDy thiroaged, the 
aTerage attendance bebg from 250 to dOO. On the other di^ it is from 100 to 
150. The nnmber of metubers in all is 70. Daring the year serenteen ha¥6 been 

" Le-pai^mig, (Hall for Beligiods Worship.) This was oor first obapeU and it 
is situated midway between the nortii and eastern gates of the city. . It is'contignoos 
to the tea-gardens, Uie most frequented place of amnsement, and, preyiovs to their 
occopation by the French soldiers, onr chapel was well sitnated for large oongrega* 
tion8« We intend to make varMms alterations in the bnilding, andwhen the French 
yacate the opposite gardens, we know the chapel will be again largely attended. At 
present, serrice is held daily in one of the front rooms, at which there Is anayerage 
attendance of 100 persons. . 

■ ** Tiet^an^^^mgt (Hearenly-rest C9mroh.) This bnihlingis in onr Missiott Com- 
ponnd. It was formerly called the London Mission Chapel, and used for English 
seryice only, eyery Sonday morning at half past nine, and in the eyening at six 
6*clock. It was well attended by Missionaries and foreign residents. The sendees 
were oondneted by diftrsnt Protestant Missionaries in torn. The old building was 
recently taken down, and a new one is in oonrse of erectioh, where Chinese services 
will also be conducted, and a new Chnrch formed, composed of members liybg ont- 
side the dty. 

** The Chinese JSbspital has hitherto been on ground to the west of our Mission 
premises, but it is noif being remoyed to the eastern portion, on the side of the 
public road, which is altogether a more adyantageous position. The Annual Beport 
of the Hospital, by Dr. Henderson, is about to be published, from which you will 
learn that the aggr^^te number of patients, or separate yisits, during the year, 
was 38,000. To all these the Gk)spel was preached from day to day by a Native 
Christian, with the frequent assistance of one or other of our Missionaries. The 
same plan vrill be pursued when the new Hospital is opened. 


" Sung-Keang is a large city, distant forty miles from Shanghae, in a southerly 
direction. The Church there was commenced by Mr. John, and was formerly in a 
prosperous condition. The rebels, however, have destroyed a large portion of the 
place, so that the people and the Church Members have to a great extent been 
scattered. The Native Teacher who laboured here, went^ith Mr. J. to Hankow, but 
is expected to return soon. At present the few remaining Christians meet every 
Sabbath day for religious seryice. The number on the list of members is 38 ; two 
of these have been kidnapped by the rebels, and 25 at least have fled into the country 
for safety. 

'* Tse-so is a small city about twenty miles to the south-east of Shanghae. A 
small room is occupied for daily preaching and meeting of the Church on Sundays. 
A Native Brother, Tsung-tsz-di^^n, is stationed here, who does his work well, and 
is occasionally visited by one of us. The Church comprises 21 individuals, of whom 
17 have been admitted during the year. In addition, ten or twelve are applybg for 
bi^^tism. The daily audiences consist of 401;o 50, while the Agent also visits a 
number of towns and viUages in the country. • 

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** iZ^'ihr-MHl tompriMs » Bvoibar of lunniets, Aomi torn mflas ihkukf and the 
Ohoreh tiiere fa eompestd of poor fiamale aiembony enifiged in oonntry work. In 
all tidrfy-eig^t Im^ boon baptfaed, of whom four bate died, and six kavo left* 
AboaihatfoftiierimakdirarekooimeeiioMwitiiiheCniVQiiinShai^^ They 
meet in a fooaa hired ftr ti» pvpoae erery SqmU^, whoa a Kali?e CSiristian 
Exhorier, and at times one of our nnmber, is present with them, 

^Xi»^bi^o»^isa town foorteen niHes to the west of Bhanghae, and fa entirely 
vnder rebel rafe. The Native Chneh here has hog beta in a prospemn state. 
Thoogh tiM pko^ where tiiey bmsI fa often visited by the rebels, the membras are 
n<^ troubled by thmi, estaept in eonaeotion with thdr nsoal eoorse of plunder and 
denotation. AllatiTeBKother^Tsang^-tse-tihyfastaiienedhere.andthenamberof 
Cfanroh lioflAbers on the Ifat fa 4i, of whom 24 hare been adnitted d«rbifir ^ 3mr. 
There an ten er twehnenow implying fer baptism^ A sdiool of 24 boys, nnderthe 
Natire Ezhorter's brother, fa in operation at thfa phee. We shoidd like to see a 
pbee of worship bnilt here^ but we ku that tiie pisasut atete of things fa mfiurotir- 
able to Its being done* 


^ OoUeetkms are iMde in ^ Shangfaae CSrarch, neariy every Leid% day, and 
other qiedal snbsepptiona are rafasd ht the aqpport of the poorer Msmben; and 
^ praetiee fa eneoaraged at dl te ( 


''In the city and the coontry 68 persons have been baptized in the course of the 
year. Not a few of these, we trust, have been gathered into the fold of Christ ; and 
with regard to members of l(mg standing, a considerable number have made progress 
in Christian faith and character. 


'' European Missionaries, 3; Native Assistants, 6; Churches in Shanghae, 2; 
Preaching Stations and Churches in country, 4; Adults baptized, 326; died in the 
faith, 12; Church, Members scattered by the rebellion, 50 s present Adult Members, 
180 ; increase in membership during the year, 68. 


** These statfatics have been drawn from the continuous records of the ICssion, in 
so far as native baptfams and membership are concerned. Pr. Hedhurst baptized 
the first convert on February 6th, 1847. It may be necessary to state that one 
reason why so many appear to have left the Church fa this — that Shanghae fa largely 
resorted to for trading purposes, and numbers come and go without any certainty of 
their stay. Often members return to thfa place after being absent for years, and it 
fa gpratifying to see in some cases that they have retained their religions impressions 
when fM away. Though our Mfasion prospects have been greatly heightened during 
the past year by the opening of various new ports, and the influx of new population 
here, our itinerant work has been greatly hindered in the surrounding country by 
the presence and operations of the rebels. • • • 

" I am, dear Brother, 

" Tonra very sinoerdy, 
«'Eiv. Dn. TiDKur.** * (Signed) "Wmtuk MriBHiAD. 

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Ths ToyBge9 of tbe MisaicmRy Ship in the South IPMiAey dhErinf the past 
year, have been ftiU of interest and importance. The Ear. A. "W. M^brat, 
who was one of the founders of the Samoan BiHssion in the year 183ft, was 
appointed by his Brethren to yisit the several islands in which Missions 
are abeady established, and to ascertain the practicability of introducing 
the Gospel among many populoua islands yet shrouded in heathen 

Hifl ecpiotts ySasai oontoiaa many iiap^Nrtant aiuL instraetiTe atsteneRta 
affecting the numerous iabnida whidi lie Tistted, aad from theae w* make a 
adeetion of the following} — Sataos laLAirv, mA EsAiLAxaA. With 
regard to the former, the readers of our Magazine win be pteparei^ by the 
report of Dr. Turner's risit in 1869, for the cheering statements which we 
now transcribe fipom the journal of Mr. Murray : — 


''The* John WiUiaaM ' sailed from Apia Hv tiM Wostmi labuid^ on UimiUv tke 
12th of August. We had on board Mr. aad Mrs. LaiHs^ prooeodiag to Bavi^ 
Xslaad, the iphore of kboor to vhieh th^ had betn appointfd. Oa the Idih^ 
took on board Mr. Frait and OEuaily, he having been iqipoiatai to aeeompa^j Mr* 
and Mrs. L. to their field of labour, to assisi^ip the commsDeemaBt oi thfir wwlb 
We had on board an editi<m of 3000 of the Gospd of Maift, fai th« dialect of that 
ishmd, which had been printed in Samoa. It was originally tnuMlated by AeSamoiB 
teachers labouring in that island, and afterwards reiised and prepared §ut the press 
by Mr. Pratt, with the assistance of a native. It is the first atteao^pt at the iaapeiiaat 
workof Scriptoie translation by Native Teachers in Polyneeia ; and though it is no 
doabt imperfect, as indeed all first translations are, it wiU be a great boon to the 
people. On our arrival we found that the Teachers had gose on with the work of 
translatioD, and had completed the Gospels of Matthew and Lak^ and were engaged 
with the Gospel of John. 

*' Wemade Savage Island on the 24th of August, a week from the time of eur 
leaving Samoa. Mykst visit to the island was at the elose of 1853^ and at that Ume 
it was in much the same barbarous state as when it was diseoveredby Cook. Now^ 
how changed-— how marvellously changed ! Strong representations We been given 
by those who have been privileged to visit the island of late years ; hence our eipeeta* 
tioas were highly raised* We expected great things ; nor were we disappointed, 
A wonderftd w<Nrk, indeed, is that whidi God has wrought on Savage Island* Oi 
this the most convincing evidttioe met us whoever we went* 

"Mr. Pratt, Mr. Lawes, and myself landed at Avatele, one of the priaeipal 
Stations, occupied by Samuela, a Samoan Teacher. It is only about five years since 
this Station was commenced, and the progress that has been made is astoaislnng. 
The most prominent oljeot at the Station is the chapel, truly a noble structure. I 
have not seen a phice of worship, of purely native workmanship, eq[aal to it, either 
in Eastern or Western Polynesia. It is 120 feet buy by 36 broad, extdusive of a 
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simctiire is filled to overflowiQit e^ery Sabbaili, aod also on Wednesdays. The 
congregation nnmbers eleven hundred. The present chapel was bnilt in consequence 
of the old one,whidi is also a respectable building, haviDg become too small, and 
whkh Is BOW need as a sehool-honse. Qnite in keeping with the chapel and school 
is the Teacher^s honse. It is a'plastered house, containing no less than seven rooms. 
The rooff like that of the diapel, is of beautiful workmanship. The rooms are 
furnished with soflM, chairs, tables, and bedsteads; they are of rather rude con- 
struction, but still highly creditable to the bgenuity and industry of the Teacher, 
by whom all have been made. We passed a pleasant night at Avatele, and on the 
fdlowmg morning started to walk to Alofi, where we had appmnted to meet the 
ship. It was the opinion of former visitors that Alofi, which is about eight miles 
distant from Avatele, is the most eligible place for the reeidenoe of the Missionary ; 
and, after seeing both, we were led to concur in this opinion. 

** We had an interesting walk ; our way led us a considerable distance inland, 
so we had a good opportunity of seeing the country, which was covered with low 
stunted vegetation, vastly different from the rank luxuriance of Samoa. Clumps 
of trees, cocoa-nut, papau, apples, bananas, and tare ttid yam plantations diversify 
the scene, and every now, and then a hut appears, indicating the presence of human 
beings. The native huts are miserable tUngs ; they are only about six feet from 
tiie flow to the ridge pole, and two and a half feet from the ground to (he eaves. 
Bat tiiey aM being superseded by houses of a greatly superior character, after the 
Samoan model. The surface of the ground is covered with immense blocks of 
coral scattered about in wild confusion, as if at one time the whole had been under 
water. Oiher indications of this also appear,^ such as sea shells towards the 
interior of the island, nid numerous caves, which appear to have been formed by the 
action of the sea. Nothing worth the name of a mountain appears. Travelling in 
fomer days must have been a formidable thing ; now, however, a good road has 
been made all round the island. 

'^The Teacher called our attention to one very remarkable thing — a vein or 
Blaratum of lime about three ftset below the surface of the ground. We saw several 
pits which had been dug, in order to get at the lime, which had been used in 
plastering the chspel at Avatele. How this lime was formed, it is difficult to 
coi\}ecture ; but there it is all ready for use, and in very large quantities. 
* '' A most cordial greeting awaited us at Alofi, similar to what we had at Avatele. 
The people were ready to smother us with kindness. Old men and maidens, young 
men and little ddldren, crowded upon us with every demonstration of gra^tude 
and joy, and it was wi^ difficulty we made our way through the crowd. The 
chapel and teacher's house at this Station are exactly similar to those at Avatele, 
only the chapel is somewhat smaller. As soon as the vessel got sufficiently near to 
communicate with the shore, the boats were despatched with our female friends and 
their chOdren. There was quite a scene when the boats reached the shore. Hundreds 
of natives were assembled ; with tumultuous Joy they rushed upon the boats, and 
seissed the ladies and children, bearing them off on their backs, or in their arms, 
as they happened to get hold of them. 

''There are other three Stations on the island beside those already mentioned, 
each of wUdi is occupied by a Samoan Teacher, and at all the state of things is 
similar. The Teachers reported to us one pleasing circumstance which deserves 
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Thus, the population now it 4700 instoad of 4300, wbidi it wm when last num- 

" Savage I&land ia a fine field on which to train teadiera for Mietionary work in 
Western Polynesia. Its own wants, as regards Teachers, wUl be easily met; and 
the people are such an energetic, toterprising raoe, that, when nnder Christian 
inflaence and suitably trained, they are likely to form rery effeetiTO labourers in 
breaking up new ground, and preparing the way for Missionaries in tbeir eariy 

" Having taken an afiecti<mate farewell of our esteemed friends, we r^uraed 
to the ship, and on the evening of Friday, the 23rd of Angust, we stood for 

It will be seen from the preceding statement that the object of the *^ Jpha 
TTilliams " in visiting Savage Island was the introduction of Mb. and Mbs. 
La WES, as the first European labourers among that interesting people ; 
and the following letter, written by the newly arrived Missionary, expressea 
the joyful reception which he received, and the delightful pcpspeots witfai 
which he commenced his labours. 

" Alofi, Savage Island, October 17th 1801. 

" Rev. and deaa Sis,— I am glad to be able to tell you of our safe arrival at 
tliis place. We left Samoa on the 12th of Angust, accompanied by the Bev. G. 
Pratt and family, who were appointed by the Brethren of the Samoan Committee 
to introduce ns to our future sphere of labour. We landed on the 20th of 
Augfust. We were, indeed, heartily welcomed by the people, who were expectiug 
their promised Missionary. The landing-place was crowded with hundreds of men 
and women, who were so eager to shake and smell our hands, that it was with 
difficulty we reached the Teacher's house. The people are very lively and energetic, 
and no doubt fully merited the name which Captain Cook gave them. We could 
not help contrasting the two landings — the present and the past. Now, they are 
nil clothed, joyfully welcoming their Missionary — then, they were naked savages, 
rushing down like wild boars upon their visitors. We found a good house ready 
for us, which our female fi'iends soon made a comfortable home. As soon as the ex- 
citement of our landing had subsided a little, a joyful sound broke upon our ears in the 
stillness of the evening hour. It was the voice of praise and prayer ascending (Vom 
around the family altars of a people but fifteen years* ago degraded savagee. 
Although there was not much poetry in their hymns, or music in their song, it 
was a joyful sound to us ; no Christian heart could hear it and remain unmoved. 

" As soon as our good ship had gone, and I was able to look round upon my 
field of labour, I was amazed at the extent of the work already done. So far as I 
have been able io ascertain, there is not a vestige (outwardly) of heathenism remain- 
ing ', all has crumbled away beneath the power of Qod*s word. There are five good 
chapels on the island ; one of them will hold 1100 people, but it u too small. They 
are fine specimens of native ingenuity ; they have been bnilt, of course, without 
European oversight ; except in the doors, there is not a nail in the building : all is 
firmly tied together with cinnet. The teachers seem worthy men, and God has 
manifestly been with them in their work : of course, their knowledge is very limited, 
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work before me : may I not hope for helpP The word of God has to be tranalated, 
and all this land cultivated for Christ. 

'^I eao do but little jmial I get a thorovgk knowledge of the language. If 
anythiBg will maie a man learn a langvage, it » to be sarronnded by a loving 
people thirsting for the word of God, and to be unable to speak to them. Yon will 
be ghid to know that I have made a eommeneemeTU in the native tongue ; I con- 
dneted the^ Misoonary Prayer Meeting, a fortnight ago, and gave an address in the 
native language. A Missionary Prayer Meeting in Savage Island is very different from 
a Missionary Prayer Meeting in England. All ike people attend here ; there could 
not have been less than 800 on either of the ooeasiona we have witnessed. I have a 
class of fifteen young men, which I meet every week. They are remarkably quick 
and intelligent : I hope that at no distant day they will be usefully employed as 
assistant Teachers on their own island. I hope in my next letter to be able to give 
you some interesting information respecting the laws, customs, &c., which my 
limited knowledge of the language prevents my doing now* 

** I am happy to say Mrs. Lawes and myself are both quite well ; and, with kind 
regards to Mr. Prout and yoursdf, 

" I remain, dear Sir, 

" Yours very truly, 
" Rev. Db. Tidman." (Signed) ** W. G. Lawes, 


This island, beyond all others visited by the " John "Williams," has obtained 
a mournful notoriety from the barbarous murders perpetrated by its 
savage inhabitants upon Williams and Haesis two and twenty years 
since, and very recently upon Mb. and Mes. Goedon, who had nobly 
ventured to settle on its blood-stained shores. But, notwithstanding the 
shadow of death has rested so heavily upon this island, the friends of 
Missions will learn, from Mr. Murray's journal, that the prospects for 
the future are far from hopeless. It appears that the lamented death of 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon was effected by a heathen chief, coming from a 
distance, and instigated to his murderous act by a wicked and abandoned 
stranger of the name of Bangi Mr. G. had obviously cherished a misplaced 
confidence in his own security, and removed his residence a considerable 
distance from the people among whom he had previously lived, and by 
whom he was venerated and loved. These Christian natives, had they 
Ibeen present when the fatal attack was made, would have proved themselves 
his defenders, and when he fell, they wept over his remains, and that of 
his beloved wife, as children weep over the ashes of a father. 

Another attempt will yet be inade to replace the loss of Mr. and Mrs. 
Gordon ; and we trust that the add experience of the past may be followed, 
thi^ough the Divine blessing, by the safety of the future devoted messenger 
*>i mercy, and the wide exiensien of the Gospel throughout Eramanga. 

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** We tnehored in Dillon's Bay on the morning of Toesdaj, 6q[>iemb«r l\\k. 
Varied and conffictiDg were onr feelings aa we sailed along tbe coast of this land of 
melancbolj interest. Ererything that met tbe eje, especially in the Bay, looked 
beantifnl and lovely as of old ; but tbe reeollection of tbe sad scenes of May last 
east a gloom over all. Tbe sight of the nnfinisbed bonse, especially, at whieh 
Mr. Gordon was working on tbe day of his death, and which was foil in view, 
brongbt these scenes very vividly befere as. 

** We fonnd in Aneiteum seventeen refngees whose Hves had been in danger after 
the murder of Mr. and *Mrs. Gordon, and who on that acconnt had left tbe island. 
Among these were our old friends Joe and Mana, through whom w« snoeeeded in 
past years in introdociDg Teacliers to tbe islaiid. They bad been inmates of 
Mr. Gordon's family daring tbe whole time of his residence in Eramanga, and besides, 
they are well acquainted with tbe Samoan language; heneeit was important to have 
one of them in commnnicatiug with tbe Eramangaos Mid in obtaining information 
relative to the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon. Joe was considered ^igible for 
our purpose, so we bad him with us. As soon ss we got to anchor, be was sent on 
shore to ascertain the state of things. We were soon cheered by Joe's Rtum'with 
B company of Natives presenting a very different i^peorance firem anything we had 
expected to see in Eraroanga on the present occasion. They were all elotiied,' and had 
nothing in their appearance indicative of the degradation and ferocSty which we are 
wont to associate with the natives of this island. We found thaib they were parties 
who had been attached to Mr. Gordon, and as they gathered around us, and manifested 
the depth of their grief by silent tears, some of us were ready to mingle onr tears with 
theirs, while we rgoiced to witness proofs that some rays of light and some traces 
of life are still found in^this land of darkness and the shadow of death. We had 
thoifght that, except tbe seventeen refugees whom we fbund at Aneiteum, tbe Era- 
mangans were still heathen idolaters. How surprised and delighted, therefore, were 
we to find that instead of this there is a goodly number besides on whom the truth 
has manifesUy made a considerable impression— who stand aloof from heathenism 
and keep up the worship of the true God on this dark and blood-stained shore, 
and who seem determined, at all hazards, to walk according to their light. The 
number of those who thus adhere to Christianity it is impossible at present accurately 
to ascertain. Tbere'are ten — six men and four women — in the Bay; and at a place 
called Tapontamasi, in the neighbourhood, where Elia, a Samoan Teacher, laboured 
in former years, there is a considerable number, both men and women, who were in 
tbe habit of attending schools and services while Mr. Gordon was alive, and who 
assisted him in building his house. These we were unable to see, but they remain 
ateadflRst, observing tbe Sabbath and keeping up the worsliip of God as best they 
«an^ After our interviews with those who came on board, Mr. Geddie and I went 
on shore and satisfied ourselves that there wiis no risk in landing, and in the after- 
iiO(m>ur whole party, consisting of Captain itnd Mrs*- Williams, Mrs. Johnston, 
widow of our brother who died in Tana, Mm. Murray, Mr. Geddie, and myself 
landed. We pulled up tbe memorable' vtream, near^ whrh Williams and Harris 
ieU, to tlie printing office built by Mr. Gordon. It was n mournful sight to 
look upon this, and the press, which a few months nnee promised to be an effective 
auxiliary in difihsing the light of truth and the blessings of Christianity throughout 
this dark land. Tears must pass before we again possess the facilities which existed 
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Hi« own work, the time wfll come to faTonr Eramanga, and its deeply degraded people 
will yet take tbeir place among Christian nations, and stand forth clothed in the 
beauty of holiness, the sons and daughters of the L<»d Ahnighty. While surveying 
the desolate-looking printing office, the sadness of the scene was haghtened by 
women gathering roand onr female friends, graspbg their hands, and manifesting 
the depth of their emotions by silent tears. 

'* From the printing-office we went to the 'grave of our martyred friends, whidi 
is close to the stream a little way lower down, lliere they rest in one grave, 
waitbg the resurrection of the just The spot is marked by a mound raised over 
the grave, and plastered with lime. Around this a friendly hand has planted a 
row of mulberry trees, and around all is a rude fence. We gathered pd>ble8 and 
small pieces of coral from the grave, to carry with us as mementoes of the mournful 
scene, and left sad and sorrowful to return to the ship. For the sleepers within the 
peaceful indosure it was useless to weep ; but for Eramanga— poor Eramanga!— 
how could we feel otherwise than sad ! God pity Eramanga, and speedily arise for 
her help ! 

" After retuni^ing to the slup we had an interview with Rauiani and Waris, the 
6hie& of the Bay, and others who are friendly. The chiefr told ns that the reason 
why Mr. and Mrs. O. had been killed was, the notion put into their heads by 
a man named Bangi, a native of Singapore, who had lived many years on the 
island, that the introduction of the measles to the island, and the mortality 
consequent thereupon, were caused by Mr. Gordon. Bangi is a notoriously 
wicked fbllow, and he has managed to acquire an influence on the island, 
which makes him a most dangerous character. He owes his influence chiefly 
to the fact that he has nine wives, all daughters of chiefd in different parts 
of the island. Hence he is the most influential man on the island, and certainly he 
is the most dangerous. There will be no safety for Teachers or Missionaries while 
he occupies hb present position on the idand. He is a British subject, and so 
might be removed — perhaps we might say ought to be removed — ^by a British man- 
of-war ; and a greater service to the island it would not^be easy to render than to rid 
it of the virtual murderer of its Missionary. Moreover, deeds of blood have been 
perpetrated or instigated by this man among the Eramangans themselver, the 
narration of which would make the reader's blood run cold. 

" But to return to our conference with the chiefs. They and the people present 
declared it to be their conviction that if Mr. and Mrs. Gordon had remained in the 
Bay, instead of removing to a place two miles distant, and living alone, they would 
have been safe, notwithstanding the misrepresentations of Bangi, and the con- 
sequent anger of the people at a dbtance. In that case, they would have been 
among their friends, who would have stood by them and made common cause with 
them. That Mr. G. took the step referred to, is matter of universal regret among 
all his friends and the friends of the Mission. His reason for doing eo was a 
conviction that it was necessary to the health of Mrs. Gordon. 

"The chiefs and people declare themselves desirous of having Teachers and 
Missionaries again settled among them; but they recommend that nothing be 
attempted till another visit of the ' John Williams,' by which time the present 
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A LSTTXB of the Bev. J. W. Gordon, of Yizagapatam, inserted in oar Maga* 
zine fot February, contained an interesting report of the conversion of two 
Teloogoo youths, who had been brought out of the darkness of heathenism 
into the fellowship of Christ, The following statements, written by the 
young conrerts, and translated by Mr. Gt>rdon, contain the interesting 
details of this blessed change ; and the simplicity and truthfulness with 
which they are composed cannot fail to insure the confidence of the 
reader in their accuracy. 

In the case of each convert we see the utter darkness and vacancy of 
the Hindoo mind under the influence of native superstitions. In idolatry 
there is nothing to awaken reflection, or to warm and satisfy the heart — 
outward forms and vain observances constitute the sum total of its 

In the conversion of these youths, the value of Native Agency is also 
strikingly apparent, and we see how the grain of mustard-seed, though 
smaller than all seeds, becomes a great tree. A tract, or portion of 
Scripture, given to a thoughtless youth at a Hindoo festival, is made the 
power of Ood to his salvation ; and the man of his own nation, redeemed 
from idolatry and superstition, takes the newly awakened inquirer by the 
hand — in accents of love speaks good words to him — unites with him in 
humble, earnest prayer to God — and finally leads him to Christ as hia 
Saviour. Such agency is of incalculable worth, and by such means the 
great majority of conversions among the Natives have, under God's 
blessing, been efiected. We cannot, therefore, too earnestly urge upon 
the friends of Missions the duty of looking in humble, earnest prayer to 
the great Lord of the harvest, that He would raise up, from men of this 
class, more labourers, and thrust them into the field, — for the harvest ia 
great, and the labourers are still few. 


" Before I became a Christiau I was in the Hindoo religion, bom of the Smith 
caste— a goldsmith. ' My father's name U A. Yerranah : we lived in Solaporada* 
pattam*-it is sixteen miles distant from this place. I have five brothers and one 
sister ; but my mother died four months before I became a diristian. We have a 
good many relations, yet I have forsaken them all. I left them in order to get the 
pardon of my sins : we used formerly to worship idols ; but I found my sins conld 
not be pardoned by serving them. There b a village near my birthplace called 
Ankapilly. In this place there is a yearly feast of a certain goddess : on one 
occasion some people bronght a cdverdy load of books to distribute to the people. I 
asked one of them to give me a book ; he did so ; it was a tract, the name of which 
is ' Ciiticisms on the Hindoo Shastras.' This tract I took home and read ; snbse- 
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oft^n got books from him. He used someiimes to speak to me ; Mrs. J. also nsed 
to speak to me often and very kindly. I read the books they gave me very diligently. 
After I read those books I began to pray at home by myself. After some time I 
went again and saw Stephen, a Native Christian of the same caste ; he prayed with 
me. I went home again and nsed to pray thns : — * O merciful God, receive aoe. I 
believe that Thou art able to pardon all my sins. Thoa alone art my reftige.' Thna 
seeking some silent place, no one being present, I would fidl on ny knees aiid pny 
there. I did not know much, therefore could not pray much. On a market day, I 
went into Yizagapatam and saw Stephen again. He said bow happy we ahould all 
be if we trusted God and Jesus Christ ; so he prayed with me again. He also told 
me that Poorshotum, the Catechist, would be much rejoiced if he knew I wished to 
be a Christian. As Poorshotum was absent on a tour, Stephen took me to see Mr. 
Gordon at Waltair. He gave me some instruction and advised me not to be in a 
hurry, and consider well what I was going to do ; and on my going away he gave 
me a Gospel of Luke. So I went home once more, but I could not rest at home ; 
80, taking advantage'of the opportunity of my brother's going to Chimmachellem to 
worship the god there, I went to Yizagapatam again, and did not return. I have a 
wife at home. A few days after I came away, as soon as my father knew what I 
had done, he came to see me ; as soon as he saw me he cried much, and very per- 
suasively begged I would go back to him, and not bring such disgrace upoa the 
Hindoo religion. I was firm, and told him I could not change my purpose, as I 
knew the Christian religion was the true one. After speaking and entreatbg me 
ajong while in this way, he went away in sorrow. 

** A few months after this, I felt anxious about my wife. I sent word to her to 
come to Yizagapatam. She at first said she would not, but afterwards said she 
would by and bye. Some time aftier this the Catechists, Poorshotum and Rungeah 
and myself all went together to my wife's village. They spoke to my wy^ about 
her following me ; she said she would come after a few days, which she has bow 
d<me, and we are now both happy, taken into the religion of Jesua Chfiat, and we 
wish to serve Him to the end of our days." 

coirviBSioir of b. appoodoo. 
** My birthplace is Chittiontsah : my father's name is R Nar4yoodoo. We were 
accustomed to agriculture from my youth, and my father used to send me to echoed. 
We used to worship idols — at that time I knew nothing of Christianity. Catechist 
Poorshotum used to come to Chittiontsah to preach the Grospel. I heard him (two^ 
or three times as he preached in this way, but I did not know at that time whether 
it was true or fiilse, yet I left off serving idols and began to worship and pray to the 
true God thus : — ' O Father, I do not know who Thou art — I am a sinner— I do not 
know who Jesus Christ is. Grant me knowledge to ascertain Thy truth, and dso 
grant me a knowledge of Thy Son Jesus Christ.' In this way I used to pray. It 
appeared to my mind that this was true. I told all this to P. Samuels. He told, 
all this to David Poorshotum. He asked me how I knew all this. I then tclLd 
him—' Youp father used to come and preach here— I heard him two or three times. 
I then prayed to CM, and I began to think what I heard was true.* Then David P. 
said—* WeD, I will give you a Bible that contains the Word of God ; if you will 
read it carefully you will understand ; if you have any doubts on any part, come to 
me, and I will explain it as well as I can to you.' So I took the book and read it 
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this rdigioQ was Uie true one, and the stronger was my desire to embrace it. I then 
tbosght tliat perhaps if I joined the Christian religion my relations and friends 
would moek and langh at me, and would not let me eome into ihdt bouse, &c. 
After this I heard the Catechist Poorshotnm preach ; so I thought that there is 
nothing impossible with God, and that if I believed in Him, He wonid accomplish 
the desire of my heart. So from time to time I used to go to Dayid P. and tell him 
iny donbts, and we often prayed together. This circumstance became known to 
Poorsbotnm. He asked me how this thought came into my mind. I told him I 
heard him preach two or three times, and I prayed that I might know if it was true 
er Mee ; I soon felt it to be tme. He then told me some things to encourage and 
sfoengfthen my mmd. This fact became also known to Mr. Minehin. I went to 
liim three times. He asked me how I thought about this matter, and why I wished 
to forsdce my religion. To which I explained — ' Those who are in my religion do 
not serve and worship the true God — they worship many gods ; but if we consider 
their actions, they show that they are not the true God ; besides this, they worship 
many little idols which we cannot believe to be gods.' Mr. M. then said to me — 
* Well, you say you wish to forsake your religion and to follow Christ — can you tell 
me who Jesus Christ is, and what He did for sinners P' I replied, ' Jesus Christ is 
God's only begotten Son. He gave His life as a sacrifice for our sins. He removed, 
by His death, the obstacles which our sins presented. All who put their trust in 
Him and turn their hearts^to Him will receive eternal life, as God has promised in 
His Word.' Mr. M. then asked me if I believed all this with my whole heart. 
' Tes,' I replied, * I believe it all with my whole heart.' 

** At first it was my wish to be baptized at Chittiont«ah ; but just about that 
time I lost my mother by diolera, and I was afhud my wishes would be frustrated 
1^ my relations ; so I came away one night to Visagapatam. 

" The next day my father and uncles eame to see me, and tried to take me back 
again, and they offered to give me half their property, to the value of 100 rupees, if 
I would go back again with them ; they even fell at my feet, and, with many tears, 
begged I would go back with them ; but, by the grace of God, I remained firm. 
So now I am living with the Catechist Poorshotum, and learning more of the 
Word of God." 



It is with nmch'regret we have to announce the removal by death of this 
amiable and promising yonng man. He was the son of onr devoted Mis- 
sionary the Eev. Edward Porter, of Cuddapah, East Indies, and was sent 
in his childhood to England for education. On leaving school he was 
apprenticed at Newbury, where, through the kind and salutary influence 
of his master, Mr. Blacket, aided by the instructions of his minister, the 
Eev. H. March, his decided religious convictions were received. Having at 
Jength evinced a strong predilection for the Missionary work, our young 
friend on leaving Newbury studied for two years at the Seminary 
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Bedford he was transferred in 1859 to Cheshunt College, where he 
fiiuce prosecuted his studies with diligence and success. But his health 
suddenly failing, and the fatal symptoms of consumption having become 
rapidly developed, he was removed to Hastings, and eventually to 
Bedford, where he died on Monday the 10th ult. at the age of 28. 
On the Saturday following, his mortal remains were interred in the 
•cemetery at Bedford ; the services being conducted by the Eev. J. Jukes, 
]iis former tutor in that town, assisted by the Rev. I. I. Insull. The 
Missionary students of the Seminary, to the number of twenty, followed 
him to the grave. Our young friend had it in his heart to carry the 
message of a Saviour's love to the distant heathen; but, though not 
permitted to embark in this enterprise, his surviving family and friends 
may rejoice in the thought that he now shares in the nobler work and 
worship of the heavenly temple. 

A PUBLIC religions service was held on Wednesday, the 18th December n}to., in the 
London Missionary Society's premises, Eam-li-faa, Canton, for the purpose of dedi- 
•cating the Rev. F. S. Tusneb, B. A., by special prayer, to the ministry of the 
•Gospel, according to the usage of the Independent Churches. 

The preliminary discourse was delivered by the Rev* J. Chalkess, M.A., after 
which a confession of faith was made by the candidate. 

The Rev. D. Ysoomjik offered the designating prayer, and the charge was 
delivered by the Rev. J. Lbggs, D.D. The service was attended by all the Mis* 
sionaries and by other foreigners, and some Chinese. It was an interesting occasion, 
xind left, we trust, a good and lasting impression on all present. 

Mr. Thomas Bbockwat, who was sent out by the Directors in the year 1859, 
-to asBist the Rev. R. Birt at Peelton, South Africa, in the educational department 
of the Mission, was ordained to the work of the ministry on the first day of the 
present year. The ordination prayer was offered by the Rev. R. Birt, after which 
the Rev. J. Brownlee, of King William's Town, delivered the charge to the young 
Missionary. The service, which was one of great interest and deep religious feeling, 
was well attended by the natives, who seemed much impressed with its solemnity. 



On Thursday, the 13th February, Mr. J. C. VrvrAK was ordamed as a Missionary 
to the islands of the South Pacific, at the London Road Chapel Chelmsford. The 
service was commenced by the reading of the Scriptures and prayer, by the Rev. 
A. Buzaoott, of Romford. The introductory address, describing the field of labour, 
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the Bey. Thomas Morell, of Little Baddow. The answers of the candidate were 
highly satisfactory. The ordination prayer was offered hy the Bev. 0. Wilkinson^ 
and an appropriate and impressiye charge delirered hy the Rer. John Frost of 
Cotton End, Bedfordshhre, tinder whose care Mr. Vivian had for some time pnrsned 
his stadies. The congregation was large, and the service deeply solemn and 

The ordination of Mr. W. E. CorsiKS as a Missionary to Madagascar, was held 
in Castle Street Chapel, Reading, on Wednesday, Feh. 19th. After the reading of 
the Soriptmres and prayer, hy the Rev. J. Aldis, the introductory discourse, describ- 
ing the island of Madagascar, and giving most interesting statements respecting its 
martyr Chnrches, was delivered hy the Rer. W. Fairbrother. The questions were 
proposed by the Rev. S. Lepine, of Abingdon. The Rer. W. Legge, B.A., offered 
the ordmation prayer. The charge to the yoong Missionary was delivered by 
his pastor, the Rev. T. 0. Horton, from Rev. ii. 10 : "Be then faithful unto 
death, and I will give thee a crown of life." The Rev. James Rowland, of Henley- 
on-Thames, offered the concluding prayer. 

Mr. RoBEBT Toy, of Western College, was publicly ordained in Batter Street 
Chapel, Plymonth, on Wednesday, Felwuary 26th, as a Missionary (in connection 
with the London Missionary Society), to the Island of Madagascar. The venerable 
sanctuary was crowded to overflowing by an attentive and deeply interested congre- 
gation. The service was commenced by the Rev. R. W. Carpenter, of Devonport, 
who read a chapter and engaged in prayer. The Rev. W. Guest, of Taunton^ 
delivered an introduoioiy address on Missions, with special reference to Madagascar^ 
in which, in a clear, forcible, and telling manner, facts were adduced and principles 
enunciated which could not fail to stimulate and encourage the Missionary zeal of 
the audience, and to implant in their minds seeds which will bear g^ood fruit in future 
years. The questions were proposed by the Rev. E. Hipwood, minister of the 
chapel, to which full, appropriate, and very interesting replies were g^ven by the 
Missionary elect. The Rev; J. M. Charlton, M.A., President of the Western College, 
offered a fervent, afibctionate, and impressive prayer, after whidi the Rev. R. P. 
Erlebach, of Mere, delivered an able charge from 1 Thess. ii. 3, 4. The Rev. 
H. F. Holmes, of Devonport, concluded the solemn and impressive service with 


^ A public service was held on Thursday, February 27 th, in Ward Chapel, Dundee, 
fbr the purpose of setting apart Mr. John Ditffus as a Missionsry to Madagascar. 
The Rev. David Cook read the Scriptures and offered prayer ; after which the Rer. 
W. Fairbrother delivered the introductory discourse, giving the history of the 
planting of the Church in Madagascar, with a narrative of the sufferings of the 
believers, and the progress of Christianity, since the departure of the Missionaries 
from the island. The usual questions were proposed by the Rev. J. Baxter. The 
ordination prayer was offered by the Rev. J. Masson. An affectionate and impressive 
charge was delivered by the Rev. R. Spence, M.A., the pastor of the Missionary* 
and the Rev, Thomas Neave, of Perth concluded the service. 

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Ths Directora are gratified in annooncmg to the Friends and Members of the 
Society that they have made the following arrangements for the ensuing 
AmuTersary ^— 


WsioH^HoirsB ChapxIi» 

Sebmoit to the YoxjirG, by the Eev. B. E. CONDER, MJi., of Leeds. 

2b commence at Seven o^chch. 



Sbbhoiv by the Bev. ANDREW THOMSON, DJ)., of Edinburgh. 

Service iojootJtmence at haff-past Tsn o'clock. 

EVBNING.— Tabbbnacle. 

Sebmon by the Rev. J. P. CHOWN, of Bradford. 

To commence at Seven o'clock. 

THURSDAY, MAy 15th. 

MORNING.^AKinuL Mbbthco— Exbtbb Hajx. 

Chair to he taken at Ten o'clock, by 


EVENING.— JiTTEiriLB Missionabt Meeting— Poitltbt Chapel. 

Chair to he taken at Six o'clock, htf 

G. J. COCKERELL, Esq., Sheriff of London and Middlesex. 

The Lobd's Suppeb will be administered in different Metropolitan Places of 


LORD'S DAY, May 18th. 

SERMONS will be preached on bdialf of the Society, at rarions places of 

Worship in London and its Vicinity. 

Dr. Henderson, from Shanghae, February 26th. 

Rev. Hogh Oowie, Rev. Robert Dawson, and Mrs. Dawson, per "Solent,'* 
March 8th. 


The Rev. J. B. Coks, Mrs. Coles, and daughter, accompanied by Miss Cross, 
en route to Bellary ; Mrs. Johnston, and two daughters, en route to Nondial ; and 
Rev. A. Corbold, imd Mrs. Corbold, arrived at Madras, per " Trafalgar," January 

Rev. W. J. Gardner, arrived at Kingston, Jamaica^ February 6th. 

Digitized by 


VOft APRIL. 1862. 



ComUtmedJ^om ioii M<mih. 


Bedford Chapel . 
Caarcmont Cnapel 

• 65 

5 6 
S S 


Alston . . . • 

Alton .... 

Baaingstoke: London St. 

Berbica: Albion Cbftpel 

Blakener . 

Bridswaier .... 

Cape Town : Caledon Sq. 

CoventiT : View Lane 

Dalkeith . . . 


Demerara: AiundelChapl. 

Doncaater . . • 

Drifflod . • • 

Fleetwood ... 

Olasiow: Laorieaton Clu 

Haneiton . . 

HeatonMciaer . • 

Hinckley . . . 

Honham . . • 

Hull : Fish Street 

United Cooonunloft 
Hope Street • • 

8 15 5 
4 4 
1 S 

IS 10 


5 4 

1 5 
1 5 
1 5 
710 . 
S15 11 


• 5 




1 8 



4 » 

• • IP 





s s 

8 8 


8 S 1 
018 O 
S 7 10 
S ff 
915 9 
S18 S 
SU 4 

SIS 5 

418 6 

n S 7 

8 10 6 

8 15 

SIO 4 

5 6 3 


S S 6 

616 O 


From 17th Mhruartf io 14M JUjarehf 1862, inclmive. 

•Far the eansa of 
Christ in Mad»- 

Lanaj of tlia late 
leaa doSir. per 

F. BlehardBon. JSsq.loO 
P. Oartbew, Esq. ... U 
In Memonam, tat 

IndteOpaelal - 

Mr.J.8«rd»dnto ... 

oflteiing, ditto ....» 

Lex ....................... 


lira. Norman 

Mr, Hammer ......... 

Mra. O. B. Bonrka.. 
In memoryoCadear 
Brother • 

CttmbarwtM, Tr»- 

WiaovelnaOarpeater • 


lifted Vinsoo • 

Arthur Walker ...... 

fssiSitzs- % 


BanietAr|riier — 
- ■ rtbPUley. • 


Digitized by 



Digitized by 


roil APKiL, 1862. 


Digitized by 



Digitized by 


roft APBiL^ 1862. 96 

Digitized by 















C^nirOuthtu tn aid (^ the Society will be thankf^Uv received hv Sir Cutting Bardie^ BarHep^ Bmrt, 
Tremeurer, and Rev, Sbenezer Prout, at the Miseion Hotae^ Blon^U-etreett FInvbmrVt I^ondom ky 
Mr, FT. F, Watson, 52, Princetstreet, Edinburgh; Robert Goodwin, B$q,, tSS, George-otreet, mnd 
Religious Institution Roome, 1%, South Hanover'Street, Glasgow; Rev, Alex, King, Metropolitan Hall, 
J}ublin; and by Rev, John Hands, Brooke Ville, Monkstown, near Dublin, Post' Office Orders should 
he in/dvour of Rev, Bbenexer Prout, and payable at the General Post Office* 


Digitized byVjOOQlC 

no. 812. — NEW 8BBIES, NO, 29.] [May 1, 1862. 






Morning, Seven oV?o<?Ar.— Pbatbb Mebtiko at Nbw Bboab Btbbbt Chapbl, 
speeiallj to implore the Divine Blessing on the several Services of the Anniver- 

4flemoon.^k Meeting of Delegates will be held at the Mission Honse, Blom- 
field-street, at Three o'clock, to which the attendance of Directors, both Town and 
Country, is respectfully invited. 

Svenina.-'Yfeigh House Chapel, the Bev. EUSTACE E. CONDER, M.A., of 
Leeds, will preach to the Juvenile Friends of the Society. Service to begin at 
JSeven o'clock. 


Evening, Guilifbrd Street Welsh CAopcZ.— Eev. DAVID ROBERTS, of 
Carnarvon, to preach in tiie Welsh Language. Service to commence at Seven 


Morning, Surrey Chapel.--Rey, ANDREW THOMSON, D.D., of Edinburgh, 
to preach. Service to commence at Half-past Ten. 

Evening, Tabernacle,— Ba^. J. P. CHOWN, of Bradford, to preach. Service 
to commence at Six o'clock. 


Momina.—T\ie ANNUAL MEETING of the Society will be held at 

ExBTEB Uall. The Chair to be isktn precisely at Ten o'clock, by 

The Bight Hon. LORD RADSTOCK. 

Evening.'-'TEl^ ANNUAL JUVENILE MEETING will be held at the 

PouLTBY Chapbl. The Chair will be taken at Six o'clock, by 


Sheriff of London and Middlesex. 

Admission to Exeter Hall will be by Tickjets, for the Platform, the Central Seats, and 
the Raised Seals respectively. The Platform will be appropriated to the Directon of the 
Society, both Town and Country, to the Speakers, and to all Ministers who are Members of 
the Society. 

TOL. xm.— 1862. 

Digitized by 




A Committee for tbe delivery of Tickets will attend at the Mission Honse, Blomfidd- 
street, Finsbury, from Twelve o'clock till Three, on Friday, 9tb, Saturday lOtb, Monday 
12th, Tuesday 13tb, and Wednesday 14tb of May. 

Ministers Who are Members of tbe Society will be supplied with Tickets §tt HmsteWeft 
and Friendi. 1^ th«lr stm^ting, •» anj of the uh^^rt^xmativmd ^a^ a iial of mdk as are 
entitled to thtm. 

FRIDAY, J£AY 16th. 

JEvening, — The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper will be administered to those 
Members and Friends of the Society who are Stated Communicants, and who 
produce Tickets from their respecttve Mmisters, at the following places of 
Worship : — 

7b Preiide, 
Hon. and Eev. B. W. Nobl, MJL. 
Eev. John Ksnnkdy, M.A. 
Eev. John Gbaham. 
Ber. HsNiY Alion. 
Rev. John Kelly. 
Rev. John Jbffeeson. 
Rev. James Rowland. 
Rev. J. G. MiALL. 
Rev. Patbick Thomson. 
Rev. A. TiDMAN, DJ). 
Rer. J. C. Habbison. 
Rev. R. FEB0U8ON, LL.D. 

Cbaven Hill Chapel . 
Stepney Meeting (at 7 o'clock) 
Cbaven Chapel . 
Falcon-squa&b Chapel . 
Union Chapel, Islington . 
XiNGSLAKD Chapel (at 7 o'clock) 
Hano-ybb Chajbl, Pbokham 
Tbbvob Chapel* Bbompton . 
Gbbenwich-boad Chapel (at 7 o' 
EccLESTON Chapbl (at 7 o'clock) 
Fabe Csapbl, Caudmjx Town 
New Tabebnaclb Chapel 


Senioei, with tkejhr^going eatceptums, to begin mt Ra\f'pcut Six o'eUch. 

LORD'S DAY, MAY 18th. 




Abney Chapel .... 
Albany Ch., Regent's-park 
Albany-boad Chapel , 
Babbican Chapel . . . 
Battle Bbidgb Chapel. 
Bayswateb, Craven Hill Ch, 
Bedpobd Chapel . . . 
Bethnal-Gbbbn . . . 
Bethnal-Gbeen, Park Chpl 
BisHOPSGATE Chapel. . 


Camberwell New-boad 
City Road Chapel . . 



Clapton, Pembury Chapel 
Clabemont Chapel . . 
Claylands Chapbl . , 
Cbaven Chapbl . . . 

Rer. D. E. Shoebotbam. 



, J. Kennedy. 

, W. H.Dyeb. 

, R. Beuce, M.A. 

, Thos. Joner. 

, w. dobling. 

, j.v. mummbbt. 

, J. Rowland. 

, John Hall. 

, W. P. Tiddy. 

, A. Han NAY. 

, R. D. Wilson. 

, W. Faibbbotheb. 

, R. Seikneb. 

, Wm. Gubst- 

, R. Bbindlby. 

, J. Gbaham. 

Rev. R. Skinneb. 



, J. Spong. 

, E. T. Pbust. 

, A. McMillan. 

, Wm. Thomas. 


, S. Eastman. 

, Jos. Steeb. 

, H. B. Ingbam. 

, William Gill. 

, A. Hannay. 

, R. Bbuce, M.A. 

, G. B. Johnson. 

, John Hallett. 

, John Eblly. 

, H. W. Pabeinson*. 

,, Henby Allon. 

Digitized by 


FOR May, 1862. 







Rev. E. H. Delp. 

Ebbnbzbr Chapel, Shadwali 

1 „ 



A. Hampson. 

EooLESTOK Chapel . . 


Dr. Bbown. 


H. QmcE. 





B. Willan. 







' >i 

C. Clemanoe. 


C. Clemancb. 



A. Hampsok. 


John Hay, M.A. 

Falcon-sqvabb Chapbl . 


J. S. Hall. 


J. 8. Hall. 

Fbtteb-lake Chapel 


B. G. Habpbb. 


B. G. HlBPEH. 



T. G. Stamper. 


T. G. Stampeb. 

FiNSBUBT Chapel . . . 


A. MoAuslane. 


A. McAuslane. 

FoBBST Gate .... 





Gbbbitwich, Mause-hill Ch. 


J. Glanville. 


J. Glanville. 

Gbeenwich-boad Chapel 


Wflliam Gill. 


B. W. Betts. 

Hackney, St. Thomaa's eq. 


W. KiRKus, LL.B. 


W. KiBKus. LL.B. 

Hackney, Old Gravel Pits 


J. Davies. 


Dr. Bbown. 

Hahicersmith, Broadway 


J. S. BU88ELL,M.A. 


B. Macbeth. 

Habe Coubt CSim Canonbury 


John Kelly. 


B. Balgarnie. 



W. Bbvan. 


8. B. Sloman. 

Hayebstock Chapel 


G. B. Johnson. 


John Nunn. 



A. Bebd. 


W. Faibbrother. 



J. Viney. 


A. Beed. 






HoBBXJBY Chapel . . 


H. W. Pabkinsok. 


W. H. Dyer. 



E. ttiisp. 


K. Ceisp. 

HoxTON Academy Ch. . . 


J. Pabeeb. 


J. Pabkbb. 

TsLiKQTON Chapel . . . 


B. S. IIollis. 


Dr. Febguson. 

IsLiKGTOK, Union Chapel 


Dr. Thomson. 


J. Gbaham. 

Islington, OfiPord Eoad Ch. 




H. Ollabd. 

Islington, Barngburv Ch. . 
Islington, Church Koad Ch. 


8. B. Sloman. 


W. Bevan. 


G. Gogebly. 


J. Mabchant. 

Jamaica Bow Chapel . . 


W. Thomas. 

' )> 

John Hall. 

Kenninotow, Carlisle Chapel 


N. Glass. 


N. Glass. 



J. Stoughton. 


J. Bow LAND. 

Kentish Town . . . . 


B. Dawson, B.A. 


J. Fleming. 



H. Ollabd. 








Lbwisham, Union Chapel . 


B. W. Betts. 


H. Baker. 

Lbwishah High Boad . . 


G. Mabtin. 


G. Martin. 

Mabbbly Chapel . . . 


B. Sewbll. 


Hugh Cowie. 

Mablbobough Chapel . . 





Mile End New Town . . 


E. H. Delf. 


W. Tyler. 

Milb End Boad Chapel . 


8. Eastman. 



Mile End, Latimer Chapel . 


H. Hooper. 



Mill Hill ....•• 


W. Haebutt. 


W. Harbutt. 

Middleton Boad Chapel . 


Geobgb Gill. 


D. K. Shoebotham: 

Neceingee Boad Chapel . 


G. H. White. 


G. H. White. 

New College Chapel . . 





New Coitbt Chapel . . • 


Hugh Cowie, 


G. Gogebly. 



C. Scott, LL.B. 


C. Scott, U.-B. 

Obangb-stbbet Chapel . . 


B. Davey. 


H. Tabbant. 

Paddikgtoh Chapel . . . 


H. B. Ingram. 


J. G. MlALL. 

Park Chapel, Camden Town 


J. C. Harrison. 


Dr. Spenob. 

Peckhau, Clifton Chapel . 


D. NiMMO. 


D. NiMMO. 

Pecbiham, Hanover Chapel . 


B. Hamilton. 


B. Brindlby. 

Digitized by 








Rev. H. Quick. 

ELev. R. Sewell. 



R. G. Milne, M^. 


R. G. Milne, M.A. 

PoPLAB, Trinity Chapel . . 


G. Smith. 



Poultry Ckapsl . • . . 

Db. Spencr. 
C. J. Evans, 


J. C. Habbison. 



C. J. Evans. 



W. H. Hill. 


W. H. Hill. 



F. F. Thomas. 


F. F. Thomas. 



J. Spong. 

E. Ball, Esq., M.P. 



S. Gqodall. 




E. T. Pbust. 


Jas. Kennedy. 





Db. Waj>dingtoi^. 

St. Maby Cbay .... 


T. Mann^. 


T. Mann. 



P. Thomson. 


W. Guest. 

St. John's Wood Chapel . 


Dr. Fbi^guson. 



Suthebland Chapel . . . 

Wm, Campbell. 


Jambs Bowbby. 


E. Best. 


R. Best. 



P. Colbobnb. 


P. Colbobne. 



W. Gbigsby. 


W. Geigsby. 

Tonbeidqe Chapbl . . . 


J. R. K. Jones. 


J. R. K. Jones. 

Tooting ....... 

W. Andbbson. 


W. Anderson. 



J. Kennedy, M.A. 


Db. Lebchman. 



H. Tabbant. 


R. Hamilton. 



E. J. Evans, B.A. 


E. J. Evans, B.A. 

Union Chapel, Brixton Hill 


J. Bbazley. 



Union Chapel, Horsley down 


J. Fbamb. 


J. Fbamb. 



Jos. Stbbb. 


J. Davibs. 

Walwobth, York-street . . 

■ 9t 

H. Balgabnib. 


E. Dawson, B.A. 

Waedoub Chapel . . . . 


J. Hallbtt. 


W. Campbell. 



L.H. Bybnes,B.A. 


L. H. Bybnes, B.A 

Weigh House Chapel . . 




R. D. Wilson. 

Well-stbebt Chapel . . . 


J. McGiLL. 


J. McGlLL. 

West Bbompton . . . . 


E. Mobley. 


R. Davey. 

Westminsteb Chapel . . 


J. G. MlALL, 


P. Thomson. 

Whitefield Chapbl . . . 


J. Chbistien. 


J. Chbistien. 

Woolwich, Eectory Pi. Ch. . 


J. Hay, M.A. 


Geobgb Gill. 

YoBK-BOAD Chapel • • . 


R. Robinson. 


R. J. Sargent. 

Rev. Dancan Fletcher, Mrs. Fletcher, and child, from Jamaica^ per packet, 
April 15th. 

Rev. Jon. Lees, Mrs. Lees, and Dr. Carmichael, accompanied by Mrs. Hall—^t 
Hong Kong, February 14th. 

Rev. James Scott, Mrs. Scott, and daughter— at Demarara, February 23rd. 
^ Rev. J. H. Budden— at Calcutta, March let. 

" Rev. J. C. Vivian and Mrs. Vivian, accompanied by Miss Pratt, embarked at 
Gravesend for Sydney, en route to the South Sea Islands, in the " Centurion/' 
March 29. 

Rev. Robt. Toy and Mrs. Toy ; Rev. John Duffus, and Rev. W. E. Cousins ; 
Dr. Alexander Davidson and Mrs. Davidson ; Messrs. John Parrett and C. H. Stagg, 
embarked at the Port of London, in the ** Marshal Pelissier," for Mauritius, en 
route to Madagascar, April 15th. 

Rev. Alfred Joyce and Mrs. Joyce, appointed to Mount Zion Station, Jamaica, 
embarked for Kingston, in the " Patricia," April 19th. 

Digitized by 


FOR MAT^ 1862. 


From loth March to l^th AprU^ 1862, inclusive. 

LacRCU of 
Xlioe Q 


IMtto. of late 
Marv Qraat . 

Ladj Dowager 
ton. for Medi 

T. Fowell Bin 

Baq.. for &itu 
W.CurltDX. Be 
B. Levis, B«q^ 
Mre.Sdmnnd 8 
J. Hinehltfl^B 

J. W. A ?..., 

A Friend, for 

Widows' Fw 
J>. G.. per Clurli 


W. F. I*. 

Mr. B. Brtdg] 

Mr. J. roiuis . 

Owen and IL 

Mrs. Potter. 
Mrs. WUIUuni 


Sev. J. Jeffera 

S. H.Cooke. El 

Maj Sermons . 



Mtssftonanr Bo: 

Sunday School. 

Stamford HUIL 
by Misses Oo4 

Xr. Hlbberd's J 

bj Hr. Andfl 

Jfiaa Kotten, ] 
Fand IL, C 
Fund II. 

KativeGirl at 
draa. by Hli 

Widows' and 
phans* Fund. 

Sxa.isc: iotf.1 


Per Mr. J 

Xra. Scott. S 




Condnlt Stre( 

Mf a. 9mltli, dli 

Mlsa A. U. 8i 



Per Mr. Peaehi 

May Sermons 

For Widows* ] 

For Native ( 

Ellen fleed( 


Sunday Schoo] 

Digitized by 




Un. Dykes 110 

Miss Dykes 10 C 

Mrs. D. S. Dykes ... S S 
Misses Edwards ... 14 o 
Mr. W. Edwards (4th 

donalion) SS 

Mr. H. Edwards ...880 
Mrs. £dw. Edwards 1 1 
Miss Caroline Ed- 
wards ■ 10 

MUs Ellis 10 

Miss A. Fennings... 10 

Mrs. Ferguson 10 

MlsaFlelchtf S 

Mrs. Forhesl I I 

Mr. W. K. Jameson lo 
Mr. and Mrs. Keen. 8 » « 

Mr. Kirchner 110 

Mrs. Lloyd 10 

Mr. Henry Llojd ... 10 6 

Mrs. Moore 110 

Mr. C. P. Mnsoa. 1 1 

Mr. D. W. NttU a 8 

Mrs. Penrce ..... IC 

Aer. J. Pilians 110 

Mrs. Potter 110 

Mr8.T. Reid 10 

Miss Koire 10 

Mr.Slatrord 5 

Mrs.SmaU 1 1 

Miss S. A. Smith ... 1 1 

Mrs. E.8ralth 10 

Mr. Todd 10 

Mrs. H. Travers 110 

Mr. Yeiieh (1 year 

and half) „. 15 

Mr. Wade 10 

MissWehh S 

Mist M.Webb U 10 

Mr. T. B. Winter ... 10 
Ber. 0. Williams ... 1 I Ol 

Mrs. Williams 10 O' 

Mr. Woodhottse .. 110 

SumsunderlOt. 6 6 


Mr. Travers Bozton, 
for Pektn and 
MadaKascMT 100 

A Friend, by Ker. J. 
Bnrnet 60 

Mr. W. Edwards .... 25 

MrB.Baynes'spapUs 1 10 C 

Miss Keen, Mission- 
ary Box 8 16 

BjHagaslnes OSS 

For Madras SchooU 

Mrs. D. 8. Dykes, 
and Miss Buxlon 8 8 

Misses Edwards .... 8 3 

Mrs. Oheveley 10 

Mrs.VaiKov 110 

Sunday Afternoon 
Bible Glass 16 

S. Ohandler'sBox... 6 

8Mvanenta1 Collec- 
tion for Widows 
and Orphans 17 15 

Bx»,79M.i 828/. 19. id. 


li.t,l. D«an, Treasnrer. 

OoUeoted by Miss A. Holt, 

Mr.&Mr9.NichoUon o 10 
Mr. Bird 10 

Collsoted by Miss H Jiodlow. 

Mr. Lndlow 10 

Mrs. Ludlow 10 

Mrs.NtohoU 6 

Miss Nicholi 

Mr. Goodohild 10 

Mrs. Bird 10 

Ck)Uected by Miss Coning. 

Mr. liong 10 

Mr. Ford. 10 

Mrp. Neweombe 5 

Mr. Dean 10 6 

OoUected byMlssBaokhouso. 

Mr. Backhouse S t 

Miss Backhouse 10 

Mrs. Ounton 10 

Previously acknow- 

todsfed 86 10 



AnxUiary Society, 

perG.UurUng,Es(4J15 16 & 

May Sermons 41 7 C 

Sunday School, per 

Miss Georve 17 8 

Per UisRen voysey 

and Miller, for 

Nittive Girl Maria 

Belts 8 

S67*. 1«. Id. 

Miss and Messrs. 

Pntereon (D.) IS C 

Sunday Schools 8 11 11 


liev. n. J. Gamble. 

Ladies' Auxiliary. 
Mrs. U. Bateman, Treas. 
Miss £. M. Morten. See. 

Oolleotors, Miss B. Mnrtenc 
Miss Cross, ft Miss B. Hunt. 

Mr. Atkins 110 

Mrs. Atkins 10 6 

Mr. Austen 110 

Mr.Anbrook 10 6 

Mrs.AllbnK)k 10 

Miss Allbrook 10 o 

Mrs. Baker 10 

Mrs. Bell 10 

Mrs. Bateman lie 

RoT.J.B. Bergno ... 110 

Mrs. Burton 610 o 

Mrs. Burrows 10 « 

Mrs. H.Clarke 110 

Miss Collins 8 8 

Mrs. Collier 10 

Mr. Cross 10 

Mrs. Frost 10 6 

Friend, by Mr. Cle- 

mow • 10 

Mr. Foley 10 

R " ^ Oamhlo... 10 

U & Family 8 10 

M 6 10 

M !S J 2 

M ibury 110 

M 10 

M n 1 1 «' 

M sn 110 

M en 10 (• 

M ley .- 6 6 

SI irley 2 2 

M 1 1 

31 Bk 2 2 

M ticy 110 

M PtS 10 6 

M rford lo 6 

M Qond 10 

1i ;ers 10 

M r 1 I <• 

M lors 110 

M rorth 1 1 (; 

M an ......... 10 

M uan 10 (i 

lk» irwK 10 

Mr.Volckman 1 1 o 

Miss Wataon 10 

.Mrs. Walker... 110 

Mrs. Wheeler 10 c 

Mr. Walton .... I t 

"Smaller Sums 2 7 4 

Missionary Sermons 6S 5 Hi 
For Widows' Fund 26 ( 


JuTonile Association. 
Miss E. Sapswortta, Treas. 
Mrs. Bobarts, Seoretary. 


Mr. A. Austin 2 f 

Miss Bateman 2 7 ( 

Miss A. Gibbs 1 12 ( 


Master H. O. AU- 

brook 6 6 1« 

Master H. Allbrook 4 !• 

Master B. AUbrook 4 : 

Master J. AUbrook 8 4 

Pay School 8 \ 

Friend o 4 • 

Mrs. G. Marten 6 2 1'. 

The aboTo amonnt hns been 
appropriated In the follow- 
ing manner. 

^f fttive Boy, Samuel 

Claftoa „.. 6 

Xntive Girl, Ixiupie, 

in Mrs. Hart's 

School, Pcolton, 

British Kaffraria. 4 
For General Pur« 

poses 8 2 


iuK Party, for a 

Sehool in Africa... 1 10 6 

mIj 8 

Collected by Miss Blankley. 

Mr. W. Blnnkley ... 2 6 

Mr. T. Blnnkley 2 6 

Small Sums 8 6 


Small Sums 18 6 

Miss Frank (Boxl ... 
Denmark Terrace 

Sunday School, per 

Mr. Collins 8 17 8 

Mrs. Orange <Boxj 6 10 
Glaremout Chapel 

Sunday Schools, 

per Mr. Blankley 

(1 fiuartera) 4 6 

S. Saddinirlon. Esq., 

for Madagaarar ... 5 
Previously aeknow- 

daremotU CkaptL 

£ev. A. M. Henderaon. 

Mr. Frank, Treasurer. 

Hr. T. 8. Adeney, Secretary. 

Collected byMra.Henderson. 

lley. A.H. Render- 
son 110 

S. Saddinaton. Baq. 8 3 
Mrs. SnddiuKton ...2 2 

P. W.8tephen8,E«q. 110 
Henderson — 10 

Mrs. Peaohey 10 

Mr. W. BoMnaon ... 1 1 

Oolleoted by Miss A Owen. 

Ml .... 10 

Ml .... 16 

Ml .... 1 1 

Ml .... 10 

Ml .... 10 6 

Mi .... 10 

Ml .... 6 

Mi .„. 5 

Ml .... 12 

Ml .... 8 

.... 18 4 

CoUected by Mtaa Salmon. 

Mr. Frank 10 

Mr. Pitinnn 110 

Mr.8nf!lgar 2 2 

MissBaUard 6 U 

Mr*. Barnes W 

jmaUer Soma 14 2 

CoUected by Kiss Adeney. 

Mr.H 1 * <» 

Vlr.Ward 1 1 (» 

Mrs. Knight I I J 

Mrs. Bitchie 6 10 

Mr. T. Adeney • »• $ 

Mr. Crawley.... 6 

Collected by Mlsa PhiUpo. 

Mr. Leo -. 5 C 

Mr. Smith 5 ( 

Mrs. Coombs ».. 5 «' 

»lr. Abbott 5 

imaU Sums 14 6 

JoUectcd by Mlaa Syaionds. 

Mr. J. Drew 10 f 

Mr. J. Drew 10 I 

rtr. Symonds «. 5 t 

Mrs. Dory 5 ( 

imaLl Sums .«... 6? 

CoUeetcd by Mrs. Porter. 

virs. Oldlield 5 ( 

An. Porter 7 ' 

imnll Sums 11 t 

loa. 6». Id. 

Cooerdale Chapel, 

B«T. J. E. Bichards. 

W. Black. Esq 110 

Miss Foster o 10 • 

Ker.J.E. Richards 10 6 

Mrs. TIndale 10 

Mr. J. Walla 110 

Collection f • « 

For Widows' FMid 2 10 • 

Ooneoted by Misa Wallfc 

Mrs. Hunt 6 12 

Mr.Kielh • M « 

TMr Kohson 10 

Srss^5^L:WaUs 10 
Under los.:...^......... \ l^\ 

Miss Jones (BoxK.. 2 

Snndsy School 2 14 

Ex».8».; 17i.U.6d. 

CnMW* ChaptU 

Ladles' Auxiliary. 
Mrs. caapp, Treasurer- 
Mrs. Graiiam and Misa A S. 

Collected by- 
Mrs. Bonthron 

Miss J. Barn 

Miss A. ?«. Burn 


Mrs. Cutting 

Miss Jamea -.. 

Mtas Kelly 

Miss Hanka 

Miss Millett 

Miss Murnwj . .- 

Miss M. A. NeU 

Miss Oxford... 

Miss Reynolds 

Missionary Box. per 
Misa Bey nolds... 

Chapel Missionary 

Mrs. Blliot....^.....-.^ 

For the NatWo 
Teacher, John 

May .««ermons^...... 

Por Widows* Fnnd. 

Public Meeting ...... 

Yonthfnl Brancli 
(9ee March Chro- 

6 10 

15 9 8 
12 2 6 
21 4 6 

8 18 
2 10 
4 10 3 

1 18 2 
10 4 

6 1 7 

2 5 S 
1 8 6 

2 6 

* I I 

1 6 

16 6 6 



7 J » 

8S 8 S 

Young Me»'s Branch. 

Mr. J.Bonthron,Trea«ttrer. 

Mr. G. W. CathbertMn* 


nontribntlssis ........ MUS 

lSxs.61s.Cd.; 2J7«.0s.8d. 

Craven EUl CkmptU 

lev. A.McMnton,Presld«nl. 

MrJft8.Botter«U, Treasurer, 

3ermoiiaitiMV U * * 

Digitized by 


roB UAY, 1862. 


OotniBiinioa Serrloe, 
tar Widows* and 
Orpbam* Pond ... 8 10 

BAblMiUk School 
BozM U 16 

Sntoeriptlona A Donations. 

The Dowagar Ladj 

Bowleg 8 10 

ir.B.B.Baillle, Bsq. 1 

Mr. J. Bottaratl lo « 

Mr. Burr I 

T. 8. Plther, Esq... S t 

Mr. lADjc « M 

ItoT. A. MoMUlan ... lo 

▲ Friend. . o 10 

DICto 4 

Ditto « 8 


Mrs. Atkina l i 

MtM BranlMlon...... 8 

MlM Burr 4 1* 

Mias Brooks 6 1 

Mri.nart 1 1 

Mr. Hepburn .... 10 

Mr. Hubert 1 1 

J. U.. by the Ber. 
J. i?. Pearaall. "a 
Lexacy in antl- 
otpnttott daring 
the life or the Tes- 
tator, with a view 
to save Lexaoy 
Duty, and Kive 
the Bocletjr the 
immediate benefit 

oftbeKirt" SO 

Mrs. Jeffery 10 

Mrs. C. Jones .... 10 
Master E. Lankaa. 

ter's Box M 

Mr. Uberty 10 

Mr. Martin 5 

.Mrs. Mast 5 

Y.viiss Mason 10 

' Mr. Mason • 10 

Mrs. MarsbaU;.... 10 

OiMias Erans'sBoz 


..(B.) 1 1 
..Is.) 10 

. (D.; 10 

Miss Carter 7 11 Mrs. Moginie 

Master Chilton 4 4 Mrs.MoKrldai 

Maat«rCray "* AlMiaaVfiii.ri.nU 

Miss Poster • 

Mrs. Ponlser 

Mrs. Gutteridge 

W. Giittendga.„ 

Mr. Hopkins 

MissMorant 1 

MissMeSrtly o 9 

Miss Maitland 1 U 

Miss Emma Mat< 


t 1 
9 1 

9 1 
6 11 


14 11 
10 4 
Mrs. Todd 10 



Master Urldge I 

Miss Wildber S 

Mrs. Wood 9 

Mr. Wrif ht 10 

Mrs. Willmot 8 

Mrs. Watson 8 

Prsetious v 

041. lOt. 

Crown Court, 2>rurv 
Jnvsntle _ Society, 

1 6 MissMurreirs Box 

B 8;Mr. W. Owst .... 

• 1 Mrs. W. Owst . . . 
TheRer.J.S. Pear- 
sail S S 

A Priend, by Rev. 

J. S. Pearsall .. 10 

Mr. Perry 2 

H. Piper, Esq. ... 10 

Mrs. Pocock S 8 

MissPocock'sBox 114 

Mr. Sargent's do.. 8 

Mr. Schmid 1 1 

Mr. Slark I 

Mrs. Slark*s Box . 11 

C. E. Smith, Exq.. 30 

Miss Smith's Box. 18 

. W. Scth Smith, 

8 VVT*^eth'Smith, 

8 Esq (D.) 20 

B. W. SmiUi, Esq. 5 8 
Mrs. B.W.Smith. 8 8 
MiM Simpson's 

Box 016 

Mr. Hamp 5 

Mrs. Hamp 10 

Mrs. Hamp'sBox. 1 H 
, Sunday School. ... 12 10 
iajM.lfnfknt Class. LI_. 


Mr.W.C.Sia|»!!oa 10 

Female Bible Class. 

Mrs. Amum. 
Mr. Amum 
Miss Hay . . 


Mrs. Smith • 1» 

.MftssHealy 6 

Miss £. Grant.... 10 

MissCh. Sands .. 14 

Miss Cue 8 

Miss Class IS 

Miss Belaradomos 

A (DO 1 7 

S MiBs R. Battye»s 

^ Box :... 4 

^Mr. Arber'sdo. .. •» 

Mr. Wilkinson. .. . ft 

Mr. Pleming ft 

Mr. Bean 7 

Mr. Suffolk OS 

190/. Iftt. U.^''^ 


'Infant Class, Mr. 
' C. Dollcry 1 

perMr. InKils 8 oMrs.Vian 10 

Ditto Ibr Shanghne IS 0, Mr. Wallace 1 

Bbeneter Chapel, 

Bev. G. H. White. 

Oontritattons, leaa 
50«.6d.ezpeuses... 15 IS 

May Sermons S 8 

FubUo Meeting IS 

18/. lOi. 8d. 

Btcleitan Chapel, 

Rer. J. S. Pearsall. 

C. G. Smith. B8q.,Treasnrer. 

Miss A. Derenlsh, See. 

Miss Barker's Box 

Mr. Bedford 1 

]. Bradley, Ekq. . . 
Mr. H. Burgess.. 
Mrs. Burgess .... 
Mr. Chapman .... 
Mr. S. Cooper.... 

Mrs. Delano 

Mrs. Delano's Box 
Miss Derenish. . . . 
Miss A. Devenish. 

Miaa r>na«nn 'tfRnlc 






Miss Dosson'sBox 
Mr. - 


'•rnrt «>1I>H 

F. FarndeiPs Box 8 10 

Mrs. Field 




Mr. Ware 10 

Mrs. Young 5 

Bcdeston Chapel Young 
Mens' Missionary Society. 

B. W. Smith, Esq. 1 


Miss Crisp 


Mr. J." 
Mr. O 
Mr. C. 
Mr. K' 
Mr. N 
Mr. J. 
M. A, 


Portse 10 

Mr.O. Price. 

Mr. J. Price 

Mr. Thornton .... 

Mr. Thome 

Mr. Wigg's Box . . 

.Mrs. Link's Box. . 

E. Buxton's Box . 

May Hermons 17 10 

For Widows' Fund 10 * 
Miss Simpson's 

Class for do 


Ladies, for Native 

Qirl in India. ... 8 
A Friend, by the 

Rer.J.S.PesnsU 1 

FitUoH Square* 
Rer.Dr.Bennett, President. 
W. BuUeck, Esq., Ticas. 
M. C. Goodyear, Secretary. 
Collected by Miss Bennett. 

J.R. Bennett.M.D.8 

Mr. Thos. Bennett 1 

Miss Bennett .... 8 

Mrs. BlomAeld . . 1 

Mr. Bullock ft 

Mrs. Bullock .... 1 

Mrs. OorbeU 1 

Mrs. Gray 8 

Mr. Medwin. ft 

Collected by Misses 

Mr. W.Thorpe ..10 

Mrs. Thorpe 10 


Oarahara 1 10 

Mr. Jas. Gamham • 

Mrs. Thompson . . 10 

Mias Cross 10 

Mrs. Fley 10 

Mrs.Bvisoo 10 

Mr. Beard 10 

Mr.Eke 10 

Mr.Harris 10 

Mr. Pybus 10 

Mrs. Uelme ft 

Small Sums 19 6 

Collected by Miss Almond. 

Mr.Atkins 1 1 

Mr. Goodyear .... 1 1 

Mrs. Chapman . . 10 

Mr. Pcdke 10 

Mr. Vieweg 10 

Miss Almond .... 10 

Mr. Allen 10 

Small Sums U 

Per Secretary. 

Mr. and Mrs. 

PhiUipson 4 

Mr.Gorbell 1 

Per Mr. Kke. 

Silver Street 

Sunday Schools, ft 

CoDectcd by MUs PoHard. 

Mr. W. Smith. ... 1 r 

Mr. Richardson . . 10 

Mr. Josiah Pollard 10 C 

olSmall Sums 19 

CoIIectadbT Mfsa Carroll. 
Mr. E.G. Welsh.. 10 
Mr. MaUhews .... ft 
MissCarroU 4 


Mrs.Dawkins... 1 18 
Master Msans. ... 10 

For the Native Teacber, 
James Bennett, 

Collected by Miu BeaneU. 

Mr. T. Bennett . . K> 
MissBuUock .... 1 1 
Mrs. Gray 10 

Collected by Mr. G. 

Mr. and Mrs. 

PhiBipson 110 

Mr.Gorbell 1 1 

Mr. Blomfleld.... 10 6 

FincUeif Road, 

Yonng Ladies St the 
Blma 110 

FeUer Lane Welsh ChapeL 

Rev. O. Bvaas. 

Collection 8 18 I 

Mr. U. Griffiths _.. 10 

Rev.O. Bvaiis S 8 

Mrs. Thomas 8 U 

liar OoUectiun t 7 4 

71, OS. lid. 

Hanover CJiapel, 

Eer. R. W. 

Betts, Presi- 

May Sermons .... 21 
For Widow' Fund 10 10 

Ladies* Branch. 

Mrs. Betts, Treasurer. 

MiM Beid, Secretary. 

Mrs. Baylis (late) 1 

Mrs. Barrett 10 6 

Mrs. Betts 10 

Mrs. Bridges .... 10 

Mrs. Burgess — 10 6 

.Mrs. Bromlev .... 10 
Mrs.and the Misses 

Brooks 11 

Mrs. Dare 10 

Ditto (D.) 10 

Mrs. Flint 1 

.Mrs. Green 10 

Mrs. Grove 10 

Mrs. Otaister .... 10 
.Mrs. Hammond ..100 

.Mr. Hamlet 110 

.Mr.andMrs.IIaws 2 U 

Mrs. Hewlett .... 1 1 

.Mrs. Hunt 10 6 

Mrs. J. B. Jones. . 10 

Miss M. K. Jones 10 6 

Mrs. Wra. Jones 10 

Mr. Moules 10 

.Mrs. T. Powell ..100 
.Mr. J. T. Head ..110 

Mrs* J. T. Bead.. 10 6 

MissReid 2 2 

MissSearle ...... 11 

.Mrs.andMissStokesO 11 

Miss Thomas .... 10 

Mr. R.Viney .... 10 

.Mrs. Wild 1 1 

Miss Wood 10 

Sums under 10*.. . ft 18 8 
Sabbath SchoolG h-ls, 

for M. A. U. 

CoUyer 3 2 4 

ForNativeTeacher, ^ ^ ^ 

JohnRdd 6 6 « 

Kxs. B«. ; 
401. 14». 7rf. 

Digitized by 




Mr. Hammond, Treaiurer. 
Mr. S. Manhall, Seeretary. 

ReT. R. W. Betta. 110 

Mr.Burla 110 

Mr. Beckerdike ..110 

Rer.H. Bromley. 110 

Mr. Baylia 10 

Mr.CoUlna 10 

Rer. S. A. DavU. . 10 

Mr. O. C. Daria . . 10 

Mr.Dix 5 

Mr. Hainworth ..110 

Mr. Hare 9 

Mis. Hare 9 

Mr. Hammond . . 110 

Mr. Harris 10 

Mrs. Harris • 5 

Mr. W. Jones .... 8 i 

Mr. Joy 10 • 

Rer. P. Kent .... 1 1 

Mr.MoUeU 110 

Mr. McCatchan . . 10 

Mr. 8. Marshall. . 10 

Mr. Nottingham.. 10 

Mf . Northcott. . . . 110 

Mr.T. PoweU.... 110 

Rer. T. Ray 10 

Mr. J. Rogers .... 10 6 

Mr.T. Reid 110 

Mr. Simpson 1 1 

Mr. 8911th, Green- 
wich 110 

Mr. H. Smithers.. 10 

Mr.Tomkins .... 10 

Mr. True 10 

Mr. Wahnsley. ... 10 
Hatcham Sabbath 

School ChUdren 8 10 

For the Natire Teacher, 
William Bengo CoUyer. 

Mr. Baylis 

Mr. Battens 




Mr. Hammond . . 

Mrs. Haldane 

Mr. Joy.Jun 

Mr. O.May 

Mr. Prince 

Mr. T. PowcU .... 

Mr. F.Smith .... 

Mra. Smith, Qreen- 



Sabbath School 
Children, Han- 
OTor Chapel .... 



8 18 8 

Juvenile Association. 

MiM E.Mayhew,Trea8urcr. 

Miss A. Hammond, Sec 

The Misses A. Read 
and Hammond 16 

The Misses Rider 
and Rolls 7 7 

The Misses Steven- 
son andWalmsley 10 1 


Master J. BarraU B 

Blaster Bowe .... 8 

Master ArthurBowe 7 4 

Master Clubb .... 2 7 

Mr. Cooksey 10 

Master Caster ... . 086 
Masters H. and W. 

Davies 1 10 9 

MlM Evans 10 3 

Master A. Fisher 8 10 

Miss Field IS 1 

The Young Ladies 

attheMissesGaleO 8 2 
Miss A. E. Ham. 

m<Mid 6 8 

Miss Haws Ill 8 

Miss and Master 

Harvey 10 6 

Master P. Hardy 9 

Susan Hesden 2 

Miss Hunt 4 4 

Master C. Jones. .056 
The Misses M.and 

A. Lashbrooke. . 10 
The Misses M.and 

A.Mayhew .... 6 6 

MissC. Palmer.. 8 1 

Miss Pimm 4 11 

MissPrince 0. 10 

The Misses Read.. 9 4 

Miss A. Rolls .... 7 
Miss Scoomes, 

Young Lady at 

the Misses Grove 7 11 
The Young Ladiea 

at Miss Steele's 14 8 

MissStoakes .... 4 8 

Miss Stone 4 

The Young Ladles 

at Mrs.Thomas's 9 7 10 

Master Williams.. 8 8 

Mr. Willis 5 

Collection 6 9 


Total 184 1110 

Hare Court Chapelt 

Rev. A. Raleigh. 

Mr. O. Cook, Treasurer. 

Mr. H. Harvey, Secretary. 

Mr. Lobb.l860and 

1861 9 9 

Mr. Lemmon,1861 110 

Collected by Miss Brown 
and Miss A. WelU. 

Mr. Anderson ... . 100 

Mr. J. Brown . . . . 110 

Mrs. Burt 10 

Mr. CasUe 110 

Mr. Robertson.... 10 6 

Mrs. Weill 10 6 

A Friend 5 

Louisa Game .... 9 

Collected by Miss Burt. 

General McArthur 9 

Mr. Cope 1 1 

Mrs. Edwards .... 10 

Mr.Fox 110 

Mr. Kelsey 1 1 

Miss Pattison .... 10 

Rev. A. Raleigh . . 9 

Mr. Rooke 10 

Mr. Spence 10 C 

Mr.Thompson.... 110 

M. S.S 9 6 

CoUected by Miss Castle. 

Mrs.Allen 5 

Mrs. Catlin 5 

Mr. Fitch 9 9 

Master A. Fitch's 

Box 6 

Mr. James Jones 10 

Mr. Snooke 2 ( 

Mr. E. M. Wilkins 10 f 

Mr.W.Q.Wilkins 10 

Collected by Miss Curling. 

Mr. Curling 10 

Mrs. Glen 10 

Mr. Forsaith .... 10 6 

Mrs. Lemmon 10 

Miss Mark 5 

Mrs. Mitchell ... . 2 t 

Collected by Mrs. Dear. 

Mrs. Anderson ..050 
MissBaseley .... 2 6 
Mrs. Dear 1 1 

Mr.Fiah 1 1 

Mr. RusseU 110 

Mrs. Sand... 10 

Mrs. Satton 8 

Mrs. Thompson . . 5 

Mrs. Wallingfor J 4 

Collected by Miss Dick- 

Mrs. Dickinson . . 10 

Miss Elliot 1 p 

Mr. Qrdg 10 

Miss Harris Oil 

Miss E. Harris.... Oil 

Master Harris... 1 1 

Mr. Lemmon .... 1 1 

Mrs. LorimerCD.) 9 6 
Mra. Pottinger ..050 

CoUected by Mrs. Dodd. 

Mr.Barr 10 

Mr. Churchyard. . 10 6 

Misses Cuffloy.... 110 

M .... 10 6 

M .... 010 6 

U d.. 5 

'ii >n.. 5 

M srson 9 6 

-a »on0 2 6 

U .... 5 

U .... 8 

W .... 2 

U Mi.. 5 

M .... 10 

Collected by Mrs. Green- 

Mr. W. O. Spicer, 

1861 9 2 

Mrs. Eastwood ..026 

CoUected by Mrs. Harvey, 

Mr.Budden 9 9 ( 

W. T. B., Box . . 8 ( 

Mrs. Crowe 1 1 ( 

Mr. G.Cowley.... 1 1 < 

MnGrUton 1 1 ( 

Mr.Hall 1 1 ( 

Mr. and Mra-Har- 

▼ey 8 8 ( 

Mr. J. Hoole .... 10 ( 
Miss H. Imlac. for 

Disabled Fund 1 ( 

MissLast 1 1 ( 

Mr. and Mrs. 

Townley 4 ( 

Mr. Waugh 1 1 ( 

W. Smooke, Esq., 

for the Mada- 
gascar Mission, 

by Rev. A. Raleigh 5 i 
For the Educational 

Institution at 

Madras, by the 

ChUdren attend- 
ing the Afternoon 

Sunday Clatses 

at Hare Court 

Chapel, by Mr. 

MacLein 4 4 ( 

Collected by Miss Lea. 

>f iss Bontem 4 ( 

Hr. and MissDud- 

man 1 

Mrs. Garrett .... 5 

Mrs. Howarth. ... 10 

Mr. Lea 10 

Mrs. Lea 5 

MissMilU 5 

Mrs. Sanger 10 

Mrs. Sutton 6 

Mrs. Tyson 9 

Mrs. White 5 

CoUected by Miss Lyon. 
Mr. H. White.... 1 1 

CoUected by Mias M. 8. 
Mac Lean. 

Mrs. Fordham 10 1 

Mrs. Fowler 1 I • 

Mr. Mac Lean. .. . 110 
Mr.C.B. Thompson 5 
Mr. W. Turner ..050 

CoUected by Misa Made- 

Mrs.Colbatch.... 10 

MiasCooper 6 5 

Mrs. H. Dickinson 5 

Miss Fielder 9 6 

Mr. Good 1 1 

MissGood 1 5 

Mr. Horsley 5 

MissHarria OSS 

Miss E.Harris ..OSS 
Master Harris... OSS 

Mis.Kuck 10 

MissMadgwick ..220 
Mrs.Phippard.... 6 

Mrs.Sayer 9 

Mrs. D.Smith.... 10 

Mr. Spokes 10 

Mr. B.WUkins .. 10 6 

CoUected by Mrs. PuUing* 

Mrs.Bsrrett 9 6 

Miss Falconer.... 5 
Miss A. Falconer 5 
Mrs. Gladstone ..050 
SmaU Sums 9 

CoUected \xf Misa FoUard. 

Mr. James Boyd. .050 
Mr. John Good ..100 
MlssGuraey .... 5 

Mr. Lobb 110 

Mr.MoUett 10 

MissC.PoUanl.. 5 
SmaU Sums 9 4 

CoUected by Miss Warton. 

Mr. O.Cook 9 

Mr. Greenhome. .110 
Mr.W. Herriot.. 110 
Mr. James Muir. . 110 
-Mr. HughMuir.. 5 
Mr. Renshaw .... 6 O 

Mr.Robb 10 

Mr. W. G. Spicer 9 9 
Mr. W. H. Warton 9 9 
Mrs. Warner.. (D.)0 5 
Family Box, by 
Mias Warton ..987 

Collected by MiasA.Witton 
and Miss Teuton. 

Miss Carr....(D.} 2 

Mr. Mathew 10 

Mi3s PoweU 110 

Mr. Sinclair 9 2 

Miss Teulon 10 

Miss A. Witton ..110 

CoUected by Mrs. Whittcy. 

Mrs. Chartier .... 10 

Mr. Pulling 1 I 

Mrs. PuHing 10 6 

May Sermons .... 71 14 
ForWidows'Fund SI 18 11 
Sunday School .456 
Ditto, for Educa- 
tion and Teacher 

in India 11 6 

287/. lit.lOif, 

HarUv Street ^ Bow. 

Rev. W. Bevan. 

Mrs. Reid, Treasurer. 

Misa Sannders, Seeretary. 

OoUeoted hy Mrs. Beld. 
Rev. W. Bevan 110 

Digitized by VjLJV^V iC 

FOE MAY, 1862. 


Mr.^liMQ ^ 110 

Mr.^TMe „ 19 

Mn. JUM „^ 10 

Cblteeted by the MfiM* 
Mmzton and SMuden. 

Mr«.WliJIUker. 1 l o 

Xn. Dvke .. 10 

Mr. W. Bennett — 10 

Mr. T^lpr. o 10 

Mr. A&ms 10 

Mies Fmton 10 

Mr*. And Xiee 



SIS s 

OoOaeled Iqr MiM Ltaaeit. 

Jf r. Wm. Parin • lo 

Xn. * M toe Lleaett lo 
— -_ — 10 • 


Mrs. Toangmsn end 

MiM Haley... 16 6 

Mr«.B»t»l«y...^ iv « 

MUB Field- 1 18 


Jarenlle Soetoiy 1 lo s 

For Widows* fond S lo 
SOI. 17«. lid. 



Hoitotoep Congregational 

Mr. M'Nefl, TKasojcr. 

Mr. B. B. Tamer, Sec. 

Mr. ApplefoTd 110 

Mr. Bamee 1 1 o 

Mr. S. Bawkree . . 10 i 
Mr. F. Bendall .. 10 
Mr. ft Mrs. Biehop 9 
MiuE. Bishop ..060 
Mr. James Bishop 110 

Mr. Cafe 10 

Mr. J. Claxton. . . . 110 
MisB P. Claxton . . 10 6 
Miss M. A. Claxton 10 6 
Master C.Cooper's 
Missionary Box. 10 

Mr. Davison 110 

Mr. Dawson 5 

Miss Enimeit .... 10 

Mr. Evans. 10 

Miss Francis 10 

M^Qrinimf:::;;: i i S 

Mrs. Gwyther . . . . 10 
Mrs. HlshKason.. 6 

MissHlnton 5 

Miss E . Hinton ..060 

Mrs. Hilton 5 

Mr. Holmes 10 

Mr. Lekhem 10 

Mr.Madrwick.... 110 
Master ttetcalfe's 

Missionary Box. 16 

Mr. M'Niel 1 1 o 

Mrs. M*Niel 110 

Mr. and . Mrs. 

M'Ndl. for China 10 
Mr. M'liiel and 

Funily, fora Boy 

in Mrs. Porter's 

School, Cuddapah S 

Mr. Merry 10 

Mr.Owena 10 6 

Mn.PhiUp 10 

Mr. Raadidl 10 

Mr.and Mrs. Rock 110 
Master Rock's Mis- 

sionaiT Box .... 040 

Mr.Sewell 1 1 

Mn.8cwell 110 

Mr. Soward 10 

Mr. O. Simpson. . 10 
Miss E.C. Simpson 10 6 
Mr. F.W. Simpson 10 
Mrs.StBi«ey .... 10 
Mimes Startey.... 10 
Mr. Svtton 10 6 

Sunday School 

Oirls, for a Na- 

tive Girt in Mrs. 

Porter*8 School, 


Sunday School 


Ditto, Albany 

Place, for George 

Albany 8 

Mr. Thomas 10 

Mrs. Thomas .... 10 
Mrs. Tliome. . , . . . 1 1 
Mr. B. B. Turner. 1 
Ditto, for India . . 
Ditto, for China . . 
Mrs. Turner, . . . 
Mrs. Turner and 

Family, for a Na. 

tive Girl in Mrs. 

Porter's School, 



Mr. James West. . 
Mrs. James West^ 
88/. lis. llrf. 

Sorburtf CkapO, 

&ev. W. Boberts, B JL 

Mrs. Boberts, TiwMurer. 

Mrs. Monkhonss, Secretary. 

Collected by Miss Battam. 

Mr. J. H. Battam ... 110 

Mrs. Nash 10 

Mrs. Plimley 1 e 

Mr. Walton .... S 10 

Mrs. Walton t 10 

Sums under lOt. 15 

CoUeoted by MissLontitafT. 

Mrs. Atkinson 10 

Miss Atkinson ...... 10 

Sums under 10s 10 

Ooileeted by Miss J. Monk- 

1 Colleeted by Mrs. MoBain. 
Under lOf. 117 

Collected by Mrs. Brend. 

Colleeted by Miss Bentley. 
MUs Bentley ......... 10 o 

"-""lOs. , 

Miss Anderson 

Mr. Bonstead 

Irs. Coals 

rs. Monk- 


10 e 


;oberts ... 


t S 




s s 


irksy ... 
Mrs. Teversharo... 
Mr. Wilkinson .. 
Sums under lOs... 


1 1 


Mrs. Cnllingford ... 1 1 

Mrs.Bajrnes 10 

Mrs. Soambler 10 o 

Ditto (D.) 10 

Sums under lOt 16 8 

Sunday Schools 6 U 

MlMlonary Boxes... 4 15 10 
Widows * Orphans 10 

Oolleottons 15 

W. O. T 110 

For the Suflbreri Igr 
Famine in India 10 5 
Bxs.109.: 7ll.0f.6d. 


Acadgmg Ckapel Auxiliary. 

Rev. B. Danes. 

Mr*. Windb, Treasurer. 

Miss Mills. Seeretary. 

May Sermons 18 10 

Under lOt. 


Collected by Mlao Ivor. 
Under lot. 1 » 7 

. Colleeted by Mr*. King. 

Mrs. Faulkner 110 

Mrs. King • io o 

Under lOt. 17 4 

CoUeeted by Mrs. Leonard. 

Mr. Leonard 10 

Mrs. Leonard 10 o 

MlssMsson 110 • 

Ditto, for Madsgas- 

_oar 10 

Under lot. 14 4 

CoUeeted by Miss Mills. 

Mr. Knight ..„ 10 

Miss Knight^.. - 1 

".H.^...". _ 1 

Mr«.Sarson 10 

Mr. ChtpperfleM 10 

Mr. Wilson 10 

Mrs. Wilson 10^ 

Mr. Mills 10 

Mrs. Mills 10 

Under lOt. 4 19 8 

CoUeeted by Miss MUsted. 

Mr.Mllsted 10 

Under lOt. ............... 8 8 4 

Under 10s. 19 

OdDeeted hy Mrs. Selves. 
Under lOs. ............... 16 7 

CoUeeted by Mrs. Winoh. 

Mrs. Harvey...... 

Rev. B. S. HoUis . 

Mr. W. HoUis... 

ton, for Native 
Teacher, John 
Stevenson, Bel- 

Mrs. Messent .... 

Mrs. Morgan .... 

Mrs. Slater 

Mrs. Sulman 

Miss Sumner 




Mr. Ward 

Sunday School 

May Sermons .... 

of Miss 

901, lU. lid. 


Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel, 

M. Martin. Bsq.. Treasurer. 

Mr. Bacon.... 
C. Oliamness 




..... 110 


6 10 


1 10 10 







I&... 1111 5 




6 9 1 



Duncan .... 

.....,v,., 614 9 


by kiss 

Missionary Bozsa. 

Mrs. CanldweU ...... 6 8 

Mr. Cook 9 

MissiXyer,. 6 

MiasMonokton 19 6 

Mrs. Wilson 10 

Miss West 6 

Miss H. Winch 15 


lilington Chapel. 

Rev. B.S.HoUis,Pi«skient. 

Mr. John Bamett, Trees. 

Mrs.AIey 10 

Mrs. Arpthorpe . . 10 

MissBanton 2 6 

Mr. Barefoot 1 1 

Mr. Barker 1 1 

Mrs. Burr 1 

Mrs. Burr's Box. . S 

MissDale 10 

Mr. Davis 1 1 

MissDavis 1 1 

Miss Downer .... 10 

MissEUiston .... 10 

Miss Fleming .... 10 

MissFleming^sBox 8 

Miss E. Fleming . 10 

Miss Harris...:.. 8 



6 8 

16 5 


4 « 

1 1 

OIU « 

I 1 

4 4 

»te 1 s u 

ret 1 

CoUeeted by- 
Miss Lneombe ...... 7 6 

Mr. MarUn .....>.^. 1 « 6 


Noel 10 6 

Mr. Payne 1 is o 

Mr. aTiirs. Pslrsou 1 1 • 

Mr. Midler 10 

Mr.* Mrs. Strange- ^ ^ ^ 

ways »„. 10 6 

Mr. and Mrs. W. 

Trimmer 110 

iy vote of the 

l^harob •«. .». »4 8 11 


Ladies' AuzUlary. 

Rev. J. Stou^ton. 

Mrs. Stooghton, Treat. 


CoUeeted by Mast. Freeman. 

Mrs. Barrett 4 4 

Mr. Freeman 16 

Mrs. Freeman 10 

Master Freeman ... 4 4 

A. Mathews 4 4 

0. Smith 4 4 

Donations 6 11 

MUsFsnouUkSt 5 

OoDsoted byMiss A.Holbom. 

Mrs. Aston 6 

Mr. BatUm 10 

Miss BUton 10 

Mrs. Black 5 

Mrs. Brown 1 1 

•fc.W.Buckloy,Bs4. 1 

Mrs. Blnas 10 

Mrs. Cooper ....^ I 1 

Mr.lkMrs.Darnftird 1 1 

Mrs.ariee.... • 1 

Mr. Heather l 1 

Miss Heather 10 

Mr. F. Heather 10 . 

Mrs.Hoibom 1 o 

Digitized by VjLJV^V IC 



Mines Holboni....„ 1 0| 

Mr. W. Holborn 010 0; 

Mr. A. Holborn 10 

Mr«. Hobh« 10 

Mrs.KIdd 110 

for Chines* Mi«- 

■iona „..„. 1 1 

J. W.Lea, Esq. 1 1 

Mr. I>ewia ...J:. 10 

Mr. Mnf era 10 

Mrs. IU\rson 10 

Mr». Btchardson ... 10 

MlM Richardson ... 10 

I>itto.Box 6 

Miss Mary Uofcers.. o 6 

Mrs. Kolfb 4 

O. Shepheard. Bsq- 10 

Mrs. TTemc 10 

Mr. Warren 2 6 

Mrs. Wedd 110 

Collected by Elton 

Hart „ 1 1 11 

Collected 1^ Hiss B. Hunt. 


oil 6 

12 6i 

5 Oi 

6 01 



10 01 

4 4 

5 U 

8 S 

4 4 

Collected by Miss 0. Miller. 

~ 6 


4 4i 

10 o| 

4 4' 

10 6 


-S.) 10 o! 

1 1 

• S 



1 I 

, tlO 
. 4 
, 1 

, I 

. • 








... 10 


Miss Brooks 4 

Miss M. Durnford... ft 

Miss Pairiain 6 

Miss O.Miller 4 

i:Us E.Miller 4 

Madame Marait....„ 4 

Miss Manchester ... S 7 

Miss E. Morton 3 

Mrs. Shepiieard and 

Pttmily^ 18 7 

Miss L.Thorpe 2 

CoQeoteA bjr y iss Stoughtoo. 

Jas. Brimlcea, Esq.. 6 

Mrs. Brimlees 110 

Mr. Brndrord 1 

Mrs. Bradford 1 o! 

Mr.Budden*. 1 Ol 

„.. 9 

.... 6 

.... 10 

.... 9 

.... 9 

.... 9 

.... 10 

.... • 


.... 410 
.... 6 15 
.... 18 
7.. 40 

.... 15 


IS Home. 

.... 6/1 

.... 5 

.... 10 

)... 6 


.... 10 

.... 13 

.... 9 6 

.... 10 < 

s Morgan. 

D.) 9 

.... 4 

.... 10 

.... 9 

.... 6 C 

.... 9 ( 

.... 10 t 

... It ( 

.... 6 C 


5 ( 

6 ( 

6 ( 

6 i 

9 ( 

9 f 

1 I 
9 ( 
9 C 

2 ( 
9 ( 
9 ( 


.... s ( 

.... 5 ( 

.... 10 ( 

.... 6 ( 

IS Wilden. 

{ Miss Home ............ 14 1 

Hiss Salter 7 7 

Miss Smith 4 

6 Miss OctavlaTajrlor ISO 

6 Master Wangh ...... 4 

6 MissWigg. - 8 8 

Miss Wilden 1 13 

Praottoiis 1 

PrBviously acknow- 
ledged M 4 8 

Mrs Bassett, for 

India 10 

Uiito, for China. ...^ 10 
e Ditto, fur Madagas- 

8 car 610 


BuBdaar ScliooL 

Bar at Travanoore 6 
Youtli in Tralnittg 

School at Madras 19 
Seven Qtrls in Na- 


at Madras 91 

Speci*! Grant loNa- 


Madras 6 

Special Grant to 

Training School, 

Modras 6 


Midferhf Chapel. 

Bev. B. M. Davis. 

Previously ack jow- 

ledMd M S 

Mr.Taye 9 

Ditto (D.) 110 

MisaJeases 10 

6 X fHend. per Mr. 

J«ye .... 10 

MrTwhltaker 10 

6 Dr. Morris - 10 

Mr. Hull — 110 

Mr. Wren ».. 9 

Mrs. Wren 9 

Mrs. Dunbar 10 

812. U«. 

Middleton noad, JDoMMk 

BOT. 0. Dukes, A.M., Prat. 

Mr. M. Toung. Treas» 


A.nnnalCoUeotiafi... 17 11 II 
Missionary Boxes... 14 7 
For Widows' VvlbA U 6 10 

Collected by Miss ClemaBta. 

..... 6 15 10 
.... 16 

Mrs.Balblmie 1 

Mr. Brown -- 16 

Mr. Chandler 1 1 

Mr. Chapman 10 

Kev. 0. Dukes. A.M. 1 1 

Mr. Eden.furCiUna 10 

Mr. Elliott 10 

Mrs. Ultchings 10 

Mr. Norman I 1 

Mr.Pavitt 14 

Mrs. l»rice 16 

Mr. Palmer 6 16 

Mrs. Shelley 16 

Sums under 10* 9 6 

Collected kiy Miss Dukes. 
Mrs.J.W.BatUey... 6 16 

Mrs. Clare 19 6 

Mr.G.GMides. 6 10 

Mrs. GriAtlM 6 10 

Sums under 10« 14 6 

Collected by Miss Ingnun. 

Mrs. Hoare 10 

Mrs. Murray 10 

Mr. Oatley, jun.. 10 

Mrs. Rosa 10 

Sums under lOt. 16 6 

OoUected by Miss Minto. 

Mr. Alton 1 6 

■.&Mrs.SteveBson 16 


CoMeeted by Miss Wooder. 
) Mr. and Mrs. Sallis 10 n 

. } Mrs. Young M 

6 14 i^SuBis under 10» S 18 6 

Digitized by VjLJV^V IC 

FOR MAT, 1862. 


Collected by ICisc Whalloj.iUr. Cooper ..^ 

Kr. UndrlU u iv o'iliSB HopKOod 

Mr.Kuhlcr 19 OjMrs. Jami»i 

SaiiiB aiider ia«. s 8 olMr. Lnwley 

Ezt.SU«d.;B7/.»«.10<f. lUiu Pad^viok 

Mrs. Wnght 

NewTabemaele, coBected by Mr.. 

Mile Bnd New Tovn. , ^^ ^^ 

fiev. W. Tyler, Preeldent. |Mr.CtapUMn .... 
W. Greig. E«q.. Vice- Free. imJ; KtSflSd ::: 

Mlta finllock, TreASurer. 

Urt. Paulson, Hou. Sec. 


Kev. W.Tyler l 1 

Mr. Watkina I 

Mrs. Wealon 10 

Mr.foraalth S 

Collected by— 
Miaa BrADBcombe... Old 

MiaaDyer 7 • 

MlaaKusel ^ 3 6 

Mra. Hipkina • ft • 

Jira.P«ui8on ....... • & a 

Mr.8o«r 9 14 6 

lira. Wager 4 Oil 

Anaiial ooUuctions 4 IS e 
For Widows' nud 

Orpbaua' Fnnd ...ISO 
Abbey street Sun- 
day Sebool 8 

Obarch ^trset Ssa- 

day Scliooi. fur 

liathre Girl at 

Parsf chaI«i)r,Haa- 

nahkeid. t 

Pltto. for Qeneral 

Pnnd 11 

Gaacolgiie inace 

Snndny Seboul, 

for Naiire Girl nt 

}<angaiure, Mary 

iillaabeiliTjrler ... t 
Cit4o, for OeBcral 

Fund >. 10 

CoUected by Miaa 

BuUtick 10 

KlQg Edward Suu- 

day School, fur 

Natire Boy at 

Salem, Henry 

AHhans S 

Ditto, fur General 

Fnnd J 11 6 

WoodStreet Suaday 

School, for Mnttve 

Boy nt PareyaUa- 

ley, Mark ulork ... 9 
Ditto, fur tieueral 

Fund. 15 8 

Maater Q. Sberwin's 

Box 1 10 • 

Collected by Mlaa 

fionnies fr 4 


Hew College Chapel, St, 
John'e Wood. 

Bev. H. Christopberson. 
Mr. Stainton, Trcnsurer. 
Collected by Mrs. Bolton. 

Hr.Biddto 1 1 

Mr.Boilen 10 

Mr.B.Bulien 1 1 

Mrs. Bdwnrda 1 i 

Mra. Green 8 S 6 

MiasGntnUis 10 

Mrs. Harris 10 

Mr. Boberts ^.. 10 

Mr. Thunie 10 

Mrt.Itiuder 10 

OoUeetMd by MUs Coekerton, 

Mr. Bartleet.^ 10 

Mr. Beeluri 10 

Mlaa Oockertou 5 « 

Mr.Baynea<l>eass) ISO 

Mra. Jennings 8 8 

gr. Bietaardttun u 6 

r. Walker lo 

r.Walther 8 

Mlaa Wilsun 1 1 

CoUeeted by Mlaa Hopgood. 

Miss Bidlake 10 

Mr.Oalland 10 


8on.> 110 

Mr. Colebioek 110 

10 Mr.Bamsdaledyra.) 

Mrs. Bntt 


MisaE. Rutt 

MiBsJ. Rutt 

Miss Saddington ... 

Mia. Smart ..... , 

Mra. B. SmltSL 

Miss Towers 

^ , - Mrs. Wnffurd ..... 

• nift n'M'w Westwood 

... 10 ifr«_ Whit* 

.. 10 

.. V 10 

.. 10 

.. 10 



I S 0|For Widows' Fond 1« 

6 Sunday School 10 

1 I 01 bU.U,id, 

1 o| 
10 PaUur Hovee Aeademif, 

8 Oi UoUoway. 

1 1 ol 

8 JurenUe Society. 

10 o' 

1 I oi For the Native Boy, 
10 Alexander Palmer 

A « n! HteWHrt 8 







1 1 



S S 




1 1 






1 1 
1 1 


t s « 

15 8 


75 17 6 



1 1 
1 1 
1 I 



1 1 

8 810 
7 7 1 

Digitized by 



Digitized by 


FOR MAT, 1862a 109 


For Board 
John Ka 

For Genera] 


For Board 
Mary Scr 

For General 

Half Procei 

£xs. U 




H. Want. 

Mrs. Bristo 

Mn. Bell, 

CoUected 1 

Mn.Bell .. 
Mra. Bristol 
Mr. E. BrUt 
Mr, O. Bm; 
Mr. Carlile 
Mrs. GiU .. 
Miss Owen.. 
Mr. Phelps 
Mr. Watis. . 
Small Sums 

Collected by 

Mr. Fenton 
Rer. J. Gill 
Mr. GowUan 
Mr. Kemp . . 
Mr. WaUhat 
Mr. Wright 
Mr. Young.. 
SmaU Sums 


Mrs. Biden 
Mrs. Clifr . . 
Mr. A. Jack 
Mrs. Whitfo 
Small Sums 

CoUected b] 

Mn. Smith 
Mr. W. M. e 
Master W. 

ary Box . . 

CoUected b: 
Mrs. E. Pear 
3mall Sums 


Mrs. Bagne 

Mrs. Hamm ^ ^ ,i 

Mrs. Neale S ?^ 

































9 11 



17 10 












6 11 



6 10 



8 10 




4 11 












Digitized by 





Miu L. Ruder. 

macher 1 13 6 

Mitt Johnson .... 17 6 

MiM Gould OU 

In Meoiorv of the 
late T. M. Oart- 

lett 4 

Mr. J. Watson.... 3 4 

Mr.HarrtKl 2 U « 

Mr. A. Ottywdl . . 110 

Mist Ra(!ermacher « 3 6 

Girla'School ft 1 I 

Boys' School 9 19 1 

£xs. 82f . M. ; 

167;. lOt. Id, 

TrinHy Climpel, Poplar, 

Bcv. G. Smith. 

Collection* 30 5 e 

For Widows and 

^Orphiuis 12 18 6 

Trinity Sunday 

Schools 5 W 6 

Crtop Street Iniknt 

School 17 ^ 

Miss BuIlen'sClass 10 
Mr. Topli**s School 17 10 

Ladies' Association. 

Mrs. Q. Smith, Tteasurer. 
y\\n Cartwright,Sccretary. 

CoUected hy Miss Cart- 
Mrs. O. Smith ..330 
Miss CartwriRht. . 10 
Mrs. Cockman. ... 10 

Mrs. Parret 6 10 

Mrs. H. W. Cook 10 
Smaller Suma 3 13 9 

CoUected by Miss Robson. 

Mrs. Priddlc 10 

Mr. Gibbs 10 8 

Smaller Sums ... 13 
Collected by Miss 

Giles 110 

Collected by Miss 

Garden OK 4 

Collected by Mrs. t 

Marston 1 lo 6 

Annual Meeting . . 18 2 

Missionary Boxes. 

Mr. Banks 5 10 

Master L.P.Banka 14 U 

Mrs. Philips 8 10 

Mr. J. H. Johnson 5 ."i 

MiasBmrnaWatron 13 

Miss Ada Smith . . 11 4 

MissBence 1 1 6 

Mr. Ja*. Warner. .063 

Mr*. Bond 8 >1 

Mrs. White 7 8 

Mrs. Maria Abbett 5 

Miss Carr 9 1 

Mr.nosre'sChiidrenO 5 

Mr. Mcintosh .. . . 

Mr.Ecad'sChildren 4 

Mrs. Mumford. ... 11 

Mrs. Woods 15 

Miss fiinden 

Miss Cath. MiUs. . 

Miss Cole 

Mr. Mc Intosh. ... 

Mr. Jas. Daniels. . 

Mrs. Warn 

Mrs. Toplis 2 11 

Mr8.Hitchmtta.. 3 10 

Miss Pool 

Mr*. Farrow o 


Mrs. Randal 

Miss Louisa Mill* 

Miss Gibbs 

Miss Jolly 13 

Miss Jenkins 16 

Miss Seaford 6 11 

Mrs. Dlyton 7 

Mrs. Brown 10 

Mrs. Leaker 3 

Mr. GreT 

Mrs. Dtinlop 

Her. T. Binner. 

Dr. Cooke, TreMnrer. 

ilajr Sermons 80 

For WMows' Fund. 17 4 
Sulworiptlons ........ «e IS 

J uvenlle Ausinary.. 46 6 

\m. a, 




3 1 

4 2 
3 5 

3 10 
3 4 
3 5 


Congresatlonal Ohapal. 

Rm. B Moriey. 

T. Fewster, Esq 1 I f 

1 MlssMcBride ^ 110 

ftev. K Mortoj 110 

May Sermon* .^ 1 U 

Miss Lines 

Mrs. Dale 

Mrs. MarrHiU .. 

Mrs.Dantels .... 

Miss Crone 


Mrs. Tytler 

Master Smith .... 

Mr. Cooper 


Exs.69.; VSbt.OtJJ.— 

1 W 
3 6 
1 S 

UMon ChapHt ZaUnotmt, 

Rev. R. Allon. 
W. R. Spioar, Esq., Trees. 

Majr Sermons „ 66 17 < 

Lcoaoy of late Iter. 
H.Townloy 100 

TFestmhuter Ckapeh 

Rev. S. Martio. 

Missionary Ser- 
mons 41 16 6 

Public Meeting ..300 

Rer.SanMiellUvtts 1 1 

Mrs. Yielding .... 10 

Mr. Tudor 10 

Miss 8. J. Kershaw 3 

W.B 16 

Mrs. Williams... . 10 
For Natire Child 

at Bangalore.... 3 ( 

Collected by MIn Bishop, 

Collected by Me. YevBon. 

Young Mea'sBiUe 

Class 117 


Mn.Baker 1 10 9 

MissKeepfer .... 13 4 

Mr*. Cousins .;.. 1 4 

Mrs. Potter 8 8 

F. C. Shcphard .. 3 11 

Mrs. Maunder. ... 039 
Miss Wiggins and 

Miss Holt Oil 

Mrs. Reid 6 1 

MissStebhins... 13 

Mr*. Yielding.... 7 5 

Mrs. W. Seaman 2 9 9 

MissM.Wuod.... 6 19 

Miss QroTCS 8 

MissNeveU 6 4 

Mrs. Hodges .... 8 10 

Mr*.IIarns 8 6 

Mrs. Berry 7 10 

Master J. W.Heb- 

bert 6 5 

Miss Thomas ..., 8 8 
Name unknown ..100 

Mr. Harmer 311 

Mrs. Knight 1 6 

Mrs.URht 5 9 

Mrs. Ayres 6 8 

Mrs. Brown 8 4 

Mrs. Dimfel 10 

Girls' School 12 1 3 

Boy's School .... 14 1 2 

Iniants' School . . 14 

SirC. Fox 1 

Mrs.McLarea.... 1 

Mrs. Wardle 1 1 

Mr.Wardle 3 

Miss Bergmaim .. 10 

Miss Bishop 10 

Sums under lOr. . . 8 

Aanoal Subscription*. 

Miss Bnllen 110 

Mr. G. filyton. ... 10 6 

Capt. Dunlop .... 10 C 

Mr. Fairburns. . . . 1 1 o 

Miss Fairburns .. 12 

Mr. J. T. Fletcher 110 

Mr. Green 10 

Mrs. Hardy 10 6 

Mr.Hughes 110 

Mr. Keohan 1 1 

Mr. Imff. I 1 

Mr. G.A.Mills .. 10 6 

Mr. J. W. Morrisa 10 6 

Mr.Wm. Morris. 110 
Mrs. Thos. Nathan 10 

Mr. Wm. Nathan 2 

Mr. E. Nathan. .. . 110 

Mr, Newcombe . . 10 

Mr. Olive 10 

Mrs. Ottaway .... 100 

Mr. D. Pavitt . . . . 110 

Mr. Ratford 10 

Mr.Roope. 110 

Mr.Sdf 10 6 

Mr. SCockwen.... 110 

Mr. Stuart 10 

Rev, O. Smith. .. . 8 3 

Mr. Thome 10 

Mr»Wood* 110 

Mr*. Woods 10 

Mr. Perfect 10 f 

CoUected by Mis* Dalton. 

Miss R. Dalton ..050 
Mr. De Sellncourt 10 
Sums under 10«.. . 9 4 

Collected by Mrs. Hunt, 

Mrs. Parson* .... 1 1 

Miss Parsons 10 

Mrs. Sugg. 10 

« Mw^n.^j .w « „ Mrs. Binge 10 

CoOlributlOB* .r.".'.'. SM 6 © Mr. Humphrqr*. . 10 
4tak 17«. Sums under lOr.. .330 


Rev. J. Davie*. 

Mr. Haalodt, TraasoTM'. 

Previon*]j aeknow- 
ledged V 9 t 

Collected bj Ml** Turner. 

Mr. Foolger 1 I 

Mr.H. Ponlger I 1 

Mr. S. EUls „ 1 1 

Mrs. Mae* • 10 6 

Mr. J. F. Turner* 

Clapton ^ 110 

PHto for Malainay^ 110 

Mise T«me«%Clap- 

ton 10 t 

Miss Turner S S o 

Misa Tumer'a Ser- 
vant* - 010 

Collected by Mi** Lefhem< 

Mr*.Lethem, *en. 5 
Miss Lethem 3 

CoUected by Mis* Mearea. 
Servanta'BibkClasa 10 

Collected by Mis* Nicholl*. 

Mr.PhUUp* 10 6 

Sums anoer iOt.. . 15 8 

CoUected by Miss M. Pope. 

Miss Pope 6 

Miss Grange 10 6 

Mrs. Lavies 10 6 

Mrs. J. E. Hcbbert 7 6 

Sums under lOf.. . 16 
CoUected by Mr*. 

Potterl 8 9 

CoUected by Mia* 

RandaU 14 

A.R.Boyd,Eflq S S 

GIrls'MissionSehool 6 
OoUeoted by Mis* 

Short 2 U 

Master Short's Box 7-, 

Mia* HalP* Madft- ^ „ ^., u_ w - 

gasear Box 8 CoUected by Mrs. Rowc, 

West Orove Ho«*e 

Box 8 

Mrs. Walter ... 13 o 

Mr*. Smden 9 6 


PrayerMeettnie... S 17 11 

Jill. 17*. 64 

Mr.W.CoUard ..100 
Sums under lOf.. . 4 

CoUected by MiaaStaneaby. 
Mr. Tbompaon . . 10 

26 16 4 
Leaa Magazine* 3 10 

York Street ChmfK Wai- 

Rav. P. J. Turqna&d. 

J. Xewbald. Esq., Treae. 

Mr. J. Holder, Secretary. 


Mr.Wflghorn TOO 

Do., SpecicUfurlndia 10 

Mr. B. B. Noden 10 

Kov.P. J.Turquand 110 

Mrs. DclRhton. » o 

Mra. Arnold SO* 

Mr. P. H. Hinlna... 10 t 

MissR.Mnr6y . 8 6 

Mi»s Berry 110 

J. Newbnid, Esq 10 

Mr. J. Baker 910 

Misalonsry Boxec 

Mi**Youl 10 

Master T. Swan. 9 8 

Mr. Snelirrove.... 019 6 

Mr. J. Miller 12 7 

Mr*. Vavusenrand 

Family 2U 

Mrs. Chamberlain... f 

Mra. Smith 6 8 

Miss Faunterloy ... 1 8 

MtosJepha t • 

Mr. Morby „ 8 8 

Mr. W. Bear* 6 17 o 

Mrs.Olftirke. _. 2 1 

Master P. J. Tur- 

quand 6 1 

Miss O. Sands 9 7 

Mrs. Wear 8 8 

Mrs. Scott 7 * 

Mrs. Bdwnrds 4 7 

Mrs. Lttt»cchild 6 2 

Mr. J. Morby „ 14 

Mr. J. Hoiiir.r ^ 15 

Mrs.Chiiber8 9 8 

Mrs. Barker. 6 

Fractions 7 

Per 8. Paasmor*,for 

China 16 1 

Fliot Street Sumlair 

Sehovi 1 19 

York Street Snndar 

School 8 4 

Digitized by Vj^^^^V IC 

TOR MAT, 1862. 


ledKed « 

Hat Collections 80 li 

Yor WUowft* PttJiC 10 
Per M rt. Arnold, for 
KaUve Teacher, 
Oeorgo Clayton ... 10 
Bxa. &«.; Wf. 8*. id.^-— 

Missionary Boxes. 

lAFricnd «.. 1 


Rer. Jas. EUis. 

Mr. Poster 10 

Mrs. Foster 10 

Mr.Izod 10 

Cacersham Hill. 

Rev. J. DadswcU. 

Collected by MIm 

Turner J 15 

For Widows*Fand 1 
«/. 15«. 


Rev. Theo. Davica. 

Mrs. Holmes 4 

Mr. A.Laofear .. 1 11 
Mr. T. Lanfcar ..0 6 

Mrs.StUl • S 

MJaikmaiy Basas 1 9 
a/. IBs. 

Mr. A. M. Carter ... 2 18 11 Mrs. Isod 5 

Maater J. D. and Mrs. John Roae . . S 3 

^ Miss S. M. Mason. 6 ol Sunday School . . 17 

Ura. GeDibrasd 8 7 I Small Sums .... 6 



Banyan Meeting. 

Sev. J. Jukes and Rev. J. J. 


R. Tliompson, Treaswrer. 

Moiety of Contri- 
butions 2S 1 4 

The Girhi of Miss 
Humphrey's Class, 
Goldincton San* 
day School, tor 
Ber's School, 
Kinj^ton, Ja- 
maica 1 1 t 

Collection after 
Farewell Sermon 
Alfred Joyce, for 
Schools at Mount 
Zion, Jamaica.. 118 

The Children of 
Bunyan Meetinfc 
Sunday School. . 15 9 

Dm©, for Hcv. A. 
Corbold's School, 
Madras 3 10 

Liesacr of Mr. Dan- 
sie Carter, by the 
Rev. J. Jukes .500 

A Friend, by Rev. 
J. Jukes 5 

Collected by Mr* 
W. Q. Aston, for 
Rev. VV. J. Gard- 
ner's Schaola, 
Kingston, Ja- 
maica 5 

IMtto, itma Kemp- 
aton Sunday 

in Rev. J. Jones^ 
School, Mare, 
named J. Bunyan 1 

CaUected bv Miss 
H. Snuth and 
Mrs. Evertit, for 
School, Madras . 5 

Masters George and 
WUliam Parker's 
Mlsskmary Box. 1 

Previously acknow- 

.ledeed f 

>r Widows' Paod 6 
9BI. Us. Ad. — 

R«T. IL-Oeon. 


SnbBcriptions 8 11 6 

For Widows' Fnad . o 15 


Berk§ Amuiaaj, 

C. J.Andrewes, Esq. Tress. 

Rer. W. Legg, B.A., Sec. 

Jston Tirrold. 

Rev. H. Pawling. 

Collection and 

gcOxcription .. 10 

Rev. R. W. Mflddon. 

Subscriptions .... 13 19 
CoUecuon... 1 1 

Hisrionary Boxes. 

Miss Webb 15 

MissS. W«bb. ..0 5 
Miss Ethpridge ..0 4 

MissLawes S 

.vUss Pinnell 15 

Master Woodley . . 1 
1«. 18«. M. 


Public Meeting . . 8 14 
Profits of PubUc 

Breakfast IS 

91. U. 44. 

Broad Street Chapel. 

Rev. W. Lcgg. 

Collections 15 8 

Widows* Fund . . 5 

Mr. Barcham .... 1 1 

Mr. Brain 10 

Mr. Burton 1 1 

Late MissChlnnor, 

dividend 19 

Mr. J. Cooper.... 1 1 

Mrs. Coles 1 

Mr. Dryland 1 1 

Mrs.TumeU 1 

MUsHaU 1 1 

Mrs. Lamb 10 

Miss Lamb 10 

Mrs* Macauley ..10 

MissNeU 10 

Rev. W. Legg.... 1 1 

Mrs.Legg 1 1 

Mrs. Legg' s Young 

Ladies 3 4 

Mr. Smith 1 

A Friend, Thank 

OffieringforChina 2 
Sums under lOw., 

Collected by Mr. 

Thorp 15 

Anon.,mFaithings 3 

Collected by— 

MUsBrain 8 

. Miss Chapman . . 10 
(FMisaFranknm. ... 1 8 

Juvenile Branch. 

Sunday School, 

Boys 810 

Ditto, Girls 4 5 

Ditto, Teachers, 

for China ...... 19 

Mrs. Caterer's 

YoungGentlemen 5 

Box 8 

Miss Little's Box 
58/. be. 4d. 

Castle Street Chapel. 
Rev. T. Q. Hoiton. 

Rer. J. Moreland. 

CoUecUons 93 

Widows' Fund . . 10 

Mr. B.Brown.... 8 8 

Miss Brown 10 6 

MissH. Brown .. 10 6 

Miss E. Brown . . 10 6 

Mr. Barber 10 

Mr. Bxall 110 

Mr. EisdeU 10 

Rev. T. G. Horton 110 

Mr. Hollia 10 

Mr. Hoyle 10 

Mr. Norrish 5 

Mr. M.Sutton.... 110 

Mr. A. Sutton.... 110 

Mr. Todman 10 

Miss Thorseley's 

Box 014 

Mrs. White 5 

Master Timothy's 

Box 4 6 

CoUeetod by- 
Mrs. Dodge S 12 8 

Miss Read 112 6 

Miss Keyworth \. 1 16 II 

Miss Rose 1 14 10 

Donations under 

105 8 

Juvenile Branch, 

per Mr. Leach.. 6 7 
Ditto, per MUs 

Wardley 8 


Mr. and Miss Weill 1 

Mr.O. GerHng 10 

-.Wtto,Box 7 

Miss Lalt 10 

MlssPeaple 8 

Misses Partridge ... 8 
Mr. Q.Fidel • » 

Mrs. Fidel „ „ 1 

1 Edward Morse. Box 10 
The tUgbt Hon. Sari 

of Radnor 10 

Mias White 8 

Eav. J. Moreland ... 10 
Miss M. A. Lewis ... 1 2 
Ditto, MlaaloiiarT 

Box 10 

Misa Ferris .„ 10 

C^laotions after 

Sermons 6 10 

Ditto Meeting.^ 8 U 

SabbathStiiool 5ui- 

dren's Box ..... 18 

Mr. LBaUard.... 10 

Mr.J.Smlth 1 1 


Trinity Chapel. 

Collections 9 16 11 

Widows* Fnnd. ... 8 17 6 
Mr.C.J.Andrewes 3 8 
Mr.C.H.Andrewes 10 
Mr.W.F.Andrewea 10 
Mr. G. A. Barrett 110 
9 Mr. Colebrook. ... 10 

Mr. Fenner 10 

oMiss Ford 110 

6 A Friend 10 

Mr. Long 10 

Mr. Ridley 110 

S^Mx. Spokes 118 

Mr. WeUsteed. ... 110 
Javoiile Branch. . 7 18 8 

83/. 0«. l<f. 

Total 196 1 4 


Rev. S. Lepine. 


Rev. S. Lepine ..100 
Henry Leake. Esq. 10 
Thomas Floyd,Esq. 10 

Miss Floyd 1 

Mrs. J. Aldworth 1 
Sacramental Offer- 
ing 1 1 

Sundar School . . 3 15 
Con tributions. Sub- 
scriptions, and 
A pportionment of 
Weekly Offering 80 4 
EXM. 10s. Od. ; 

88/. 8». 9d. 


Rev. B. Baddoff. 

Mr. W. H, Basr, Trenaorer. 

Mr.T. W.Fialdar^Saerataiy. 

Ml BslonaryBermona f f 10 
Ditto Meeting „. 13 18 

buryandPriUham 8 8 
For the Widows' 
Fund „ 4U 

General Ohjeeta...... n 11 6 

Native Teacher 10 o 

Orphan Children ...0 9 

Annual Subsoriptiona. 

Mr. F. 8. Adnams ... 10 

Rev.B. B«ddow 018 

Mr. W. H. Bew 10 o 

Mr. Blaoket 10 

Mr.T. W. Fielder... M o 

Miss Hawkea 6 W o 

MrB.A. KImber M (• 

Mr. Lay 5 

B. Noel. Bsq 9 10 

Mr. Pratt TO o 

Mr. Shaw i o 

Mrs. Westeoinbe ...0 5 
Bxa. 8M.9d.t 7«/.6«.8d. 


Rev. C. Mo. C. Davies. 

B. Wells, Esq.. Treasnrer. 



1 <» 

Previously acknow- 
ledge 46 11 6 

For Widows' Fund. 8 4 
Bdward Wells, Esq. 2 9 
Edward Wells, Bwi. 110 
John Marshall. Esq. 110 
William New«o«, 

Bsq. ...^ „ 110 

B«ohard ^. Powoll. 

Esq „ ^.... 1 

WUllamWright,Eaq. 1 
Mr. Peter Olarden.. I 

MlssBntton 1 

Mrs. Deacon • 10 o 

Mr. Jonea „. OW o 

Mrs. Shorraan.... 10 

Miss Corbold, ool- 
leoted in smnller 

auma 1 19 ll 

«2/.l2».6d„— — ^- 


Mr.W.H. Harris. Seoreiary. 

Mr. B. C. Dorant, fraaa. 

OoUeeted by Kra. Atklna. 

Mr. Atkins 010 

Mrs. Atkins 010 u 

Mrs. WWte M 

Mrs.Martln......(Dj 10 

Soma under 10» 1 10 

Digitized by Vj^^VJV IC 



OoUeotad tqr Xtn H. Atkini. 

MiM X. Atklni 10 

31n.Davia 10 

Mrs. Lojrnes 10 

. Sums under lOf. 1 10 

Oolleeted Iqr Xn. Bnnat. 

Hr. I>nrMit „. 10 

lln.Daraat 10 

Xr.JonM „. 10 

Burnt under lOt. 6 

Ool]60t«d bj XMter O.EUIok. 

Xn. Harper 10 

Sums under lOt. I II 

OoUected bj Xrt. W. H. 

H. DamU. Beq 110 

J. T. Johnson. Biq„ 110 

Xr.LliUe 110 

Xr. P. Pumoh.. 110 

Xr.Burge 10 

Xr. Oopeland 1 o 

Xr.Last rsveare)... 10 

Xr.WooldHdge 10 

Xr. W. H. Halrrla ... 10 

Xr. Pooler 10 

Xr. Poulfam 10 

Xr.Wilmore 10 

Sums under lOt. 4 

OoUeotad bj Xlai N. Hfvria. 

W. R. Harris. Beq... 110 
Sums under lOi. 114 

CoUeoted bf Xrt. Robinson. 

Xr. Robinson 10 

Xrs. Bobineon 10 

Sums under lOt. 4 

Oolleeted byXissSeott. 

Xrs.Geanr 10 

Xra.HoUls 10 

Sums under lOt. o 1 s 

ClewerHouseSohool 4 10 4 


Xr. J. Atkins 6 6 

Mr. Runnlclee 10 

Xr.Sburly iu 

Xr. Thompson i i l 

XjMter A. BtUot's 
_OoUeotlns Card ... 10 1 
XieslonarySermons 10 6 10 
Publie Xeetlng ..... 1 18 4 
Por Native Teacher 10 
Por Widows' Pund. 6 6 
Other Sums 4 14 o 



North BuOn Auxiliary. 

Newport PoQtuh 

BST. J. Bull. X.A. 

Subtertptions * Donations. 

Rer.J. Bull 10 

Xr. W.B.BuU ...^. 10 

Xr. Bromwich 10 o 

Xr. Chapman 10 

Xr.P.Ooates 10 

Xr. Blklns 10 

APriend 1 o 

Ditto 6 

Ditto (D.) 6 

Xr. Hires :.:::.::::....: i o o 

Xrs. Hires 10 • 

Xn.Ro|iers 10 

Nattre Iteeher 8 16 

Xisslonary Boxes. 

A. T. BnU IS 4 

Walters. BttU 18 

FraaolsW.Bun 8 

Xlss BuntlUR 6 7 

Caroline Oroas t 8 

— Cross S 

Xrs. W. Coatee o is lo 

Xiss French 10 s 

X. A. Hi«glns 4 10 


Xrs.Petts 8 6 

J. Xudden Boffors. 8 1 
BUsabeth Beynolds 4 8 
' - ....„ e 

Sundajr School Girls 1 

Ditto. B07S 8 

M.A.Tebbit 6 

UissWarr 1 6 

Mrs. Warren 4 

Sums under S«. 6(t... 8 

Jurenile Sodetj and 

Mrs. H. Chapman... 11 

Walter B. BnU IS 

B. Burrows 4 

Mrs.Colton Oil : 

MlM Henderson 8 

Collections 8 14 


Wldowi* and Or- 
phans' Fund S 


CoUeetion s 11 


Mr.Adkins „.... l 

Mr. Morris l 

Mr. Woodroffe 6 

CoUected by Xiss 

Uearn 1 8 

Xisslonary Boxes... 1 



CoDeottou 1 11 

Missionary Boxes... S 14 

Produce of Lace 8 

Mr. J. Jones (AJ 5 

Missionary Pig 10 



(A.) S S 
Ulsslonary Boxes... S 10 

CoUeetion 1 I8 


Oreat Scrwoodand 

Wk^ddon 1 10 

YardUp Uaatlmo*^ ft 7 
SlouM atrWord S S 

80 10 
Less Expenses... 16 

PotUr^i Pury, 


CoUected by-^ 

MissSIye 1 

Xiss E. Sanders.. 18 

XUs J. Scrivener.. 1 4 

Rev. J. Slye. . (D.) 10 

Missionary Boxes. 

Mr.Sanders'FaotUy 1 1 

Mrs.IUirb 1 1 

Xiss E. Masom ..05 
Xiss and Master 
Scrivener. Cos- 

xTis B. ScriTenar, 
Buckingham.... 4 

Xlss Wood 15 

Mr. Scrivener. 
Shrob FamUy . . 18 

Master Albed 
Scrivener 4 

SundaySchoolBcqrs 4 

Ditto Girls 4 

CoUeetion 8 8 


Stokt Ooldinfftom, 

Rev. J. Xinis 10 

Mr. Hltlyer 10 

Mr. Hancock 10 

Mr. Scrivener 10 

Mr. J. Dowdy 6 

CoUeetion 10 

trendaver 1 17 


Mr. J. French ...(A.) 1 1 

Collected by Mrs. 

Morgan „ l S 

Sunday School Mis- 
sionary Boxes 1 SI 

CoUeetion 1 6 



Rev. W. J. Gates. 

Mr. D. Reid, Treasurer. 

CoUeetion 6 2 

PubUc Meeting ..8 7 

Mr.T.BeU ..... 10 

Mr. Dickens 10 

Mr. John Ounn . . 10 

F. Heyward. Esq. 8 

Captain Jacob.... 1 

Mr. R.Losely.... 10 

Mrs. P. Payne.... 10 

Mr. P. Payne .... 10 

Mr. D. Reid. 1 

Mrs. Bowler 5 

Mr. Hedges 5 

Mr.Will&on 8 

Mrs. HUl 9 

Mr.Lake 8 

Mr. Marshall .... 8 

Mr. R. Gibbs .... 8 

Mr. Kingham.... 1 

Mr. Luniden 1 

Juvenile Society. 

Miss Payne, Treasurer. 

Mr. Gunn, Secretary. 

CoUected by— 

Miss Thorpe 817 

MissReid 8 15 

Mr. P. Ounn 118 

Miss Gilbert 1 8 

Miss Payne 1 8 

Miss Woodman .. 15 
Miss Dickens .... 9 
Sabbath School .. 10 

or Widows' Fund 015 
Exs. 9k. id.; 
88/. 17«. ii«r. 


Bassingboum District. 

Rev. John Harrison, Sae. 

Mr. J. Worsley. Troisurer 


CoUeetion 4 f 4 

For Widows' Fund 8 8 

Missionary Boxes. 
RebeMa Edwarda... W 11 

MrsTTugrey — 6 1 

Mr. Haye 4 11 

Wm. Brlants 4 



Mr. S.M. Allen 1 1 

Mr. W. H. French... 1 1 

Mr. W. WaUier 10 

OoUeetlons .»„....... 4 18 

CoUoeted by- 
Mrs. Cole 1 11 

Miss R.8tuchbery... s 8 

Miss L. Box 15 

Sunday School S IS 

Exs. lOs.; 111. 7«. 9d, 

Eiffh Wpeombt. 

Crendon Lane Chapel. 

Per Rev. T. H.Browne. 

Sabbath OoUeeUons ft IS 


J. Parker. Bsq 1 1 

Mr.U.OolUns 1 1 

a Esq I 1 

M non ...... 1 1 

M ler 1 1 

M 10 

M w 10 

•q 1 1 

R Browne 

17, S 

Si . ,„joo1 4 6 

Widows * Orphans 8 

and Boxes 414 


Rev. G. Moore. 
Previously aeknow* 
' ' ' « n 8 

For Widows* Fund. 10* 

llrs.G.G«odchUd.. 4 4 

C. Westrope .. 
Hiss A. W. West- 

Mrs. C 

istrope... 10 • 

010 4 


Nine Boxes, each 

containing leas 

than 49. 114 

lU.U.Zd, p- 

Rev, T.Booker. 
Missionary Sermon S IS 8 
Sacramental CoUeo^ 
tlon for Widowa' 

Fund .....y -.. I 1 • 


Rev. J. Harrison. 

Missionary Sermon 4 II 5 

Sacramental CoUee- 
tion for Widows 
and Orphans — 1 10 8 


Hr. Flltton 1 a 

Mra.Flitton 10 

Mr.Blott 10 « 

Mr.WaMock 10 o 

Mr. John Hopkins 10 h 
Mr.Morley .....^..... i 
Young Men's Mta- 

slona»Box 4 

APriend 1 • 

Mrs. Parker's Bub- 

oription ... 8 

Lltlington Sabbath ^ ^ 

School — .... ft 

101. 17s. Od. 


Rev. O.W.E. Brown. 

Missionary Sermon 8 8 7 

Cubilc Meeting 8 8 7 

Sacramental CoUee- 
tion for Widowa , ^^ ^ 
and Orphans ...... 1 18 

CoUeeted by- 
Miss Dimook 10 

Mai" wn ISO 

Mrs 14 

Mr. S.) OW 




ces 8 I 

Rev. J. Stoekbridge. 
Missionary Sermon. 8 14 
laoramental Collec- 
tion for Widows 
and Orphans 1 14 

Missionary Boxes. 

Jas.BeaveU 4 

JncReaveH 8 

Mrs. J. Pearmaa ... 10 

Mr. Kent 18 

7*. as. 

40 18 
Less Bxpenses S 10 

Digitized by 


n» HAT, 1869. 118 

Digitized by 




Ur.D.Hooton 10 6 


ntons 16 6 I 

Ditto At Prestbary 

Preaohln* Room II S 
Ditto ItiBafonnry 

PrAjer Meetings 1 10 8 


Mlsi Shntwell 8 8 

Hits Brownewonl 8 B A 
Miaa Sarah Ixiwe ... 11 
A Friend, for the 

iapp«>rt of Jnmee 

Rathhone, Native 

Teacher in India 10 

Heaton Meney Chapd. 

Rev. S. Hooper. 

Collections, ftc. . . 46 4 4 
SacramfOtal OlTer- 

iDfcs for Widows* 

and Orphans* 

fund 1 6 

47^ «». M. 

MinMhuU Vernon, 

Per S. Daries. Bsq. 

Oolloctiona 810 11 

Publie Meeting 8 8 


Master F. Dariea ... 110 
Master Leonard 

Asliey 10 

Miss Walton 1 

Miss Evans ^. 1 

Tabernacle Chapel. 

Collections, ftc. . . 4 6 8 
James Sidebottom, 

Jun.,Esq. (I).) 20 
Collection atPublic 

Meeting held in 

Hanover Chapel 7 13 11 
Collection at Ju- 
venile Missionary 

Meeting held in 

Orchard Street 

Chapel 117 


10 18 
1 7 


Providence Ohapel. 
PerMr.Eigby 8 8 

Stockport Auxiliary. 

John Eskrigge, Es<l., 

Rev. A. Clark, Secretary. 

Hanover Chapel. 

Collections 86 110 

Collected by- 
Miss Andrew 5 

Miss E. Carrington S 4 6 
Miss Fletcher .... 110 

Hanover Sunday School 

J uvenileMissioBiUTSoclety , 

per Miss Barlow. 

For Supporting" an 

Indian Girl .... 9 10 

For General Fund 1 14 8 

48/. 12f . Kkf. 

Orchard Street Chapd. 

Rev. A. Clark. 
Collections U 10 4 

Rev. A. Clark .... 11 

Mr. J. Burtiiishaw 1 1 

Mrs. Priestnall . . 10 

Mr. James Wilde 10 

Mr. John Risque 10 

Hr. John Brown 5 

Missionaiy Boxes. 

Miss Rebecca Moss 3 
MiMM.CuppleditchO 6 
Master J. iTwilde 16 
Master J. P. WUde 6 
Miss SarahA.Wilde % 
Miss 8. Ann Wilde 3 
Juvenile Missionary 

Association 8 8 

30<. 4s. 6<i. 

Union Street Chapel. 

CoUectlons 6 17 

Missionary Boxes 4 18 

For Chinese Mis- 
sions 5 4 

For Widows* and 
Orphans' Fund 15 7 

Zion Chapel. 

Collections 6 8 8 

Collected by the 

Schelars i« Mr. 

J. Booth's Class 7 
Collected by Master 

C.T. Mycock ..066 
For Widow's Fund 1 8 
7/. 5*. &!. 

Hatherlow Chapel. 

Rev. W. Urwick, M.A. 

Collections 17 

Missionary Bootes. 

Boys' School .... 1 

Gins' School 1 

Miss Ward 5 

Miss Collier 1 

Mrs. Urwick 

Mr. FaUows 

Other Boxes 1 

Sacramental Oflfbr- 
ings for Widows* 
and Orphans* 

Fund 2 

81/. 8s. 6tf.— 
Total 211 

Expenses 9 


16 10 

5 11 
15 8 


Auxiliary Society, 
perJ.E. Downing, 

PtfjiryjL^For Wi- 
dows' F«Bd 

rriiro. Sunday 
Sohool I 


AOfif. MissOrltton 
^yPtnttUk, Mrs. Wau- 
*'l <>hope. Daoro 

Lodge, for Mnda- 




Per Mr. J. Peach. 

Snbaerlptions. Oo|« 
leotions^nd Mis- 
sionary Boxes... ^. 13 11 
I. Harwood. Esq..*. 1 
18/. lis. 



CoUeeted by Miss Marsh. 

Mr. John Seeds 5 

W. Marsh. Esq 6 

Mr. G. Seeds 4 4 

Mrs. Clongh 4 

Mr. J. Buckley S 

Collected by Miss A. 

Knlreton 6 

Missionary Boxes. 

Margaret Wild 7 8m 

Lnoy Marsh 4 82 

Sarah Hatfield. 4 5? 

Agnes Fox 4 4 

iUry Mould 4 

Bllsaheth Marsh 8 

Miss Robinson * > f 

Oady Root Hoyte ... 8 

.Tames Weston .. — S 

Oharlfs Seeds 1 

John Wetton 1 10 

Henry Phillips 10 

CoUection, Middle- 
ton 10 

Collections, Wirks- 

worth 5 8 7 

A Friend, per Mr. J. 

Marsh 4 


OoUeoted by Miss Hopwoo€. 

Mr. J. Batten 4 4 

Mrs.Norri8 4 4 

Mrs. Hnsson 4 4 

Mrs. Maunder.. 6 

Mrs.Horton 4 

Mrs. Smerdon......... 8 

Mr.Oeach 4 

Mr8.G.ToUand 10 

Mr. Mann 5 

OoUected by Miss Pinner. 

8maU Snma 11 8 

Bxs. 6s. Od.; lOUcid. 

Rev. W. Tarbotton, See. 

Z.O. Stiff. Esq.. Treas. 

C nl- 






Rev. A. a Moorman. 

Collected by Miss S.Glibbett. 

Mr. Craigie 10 

Mrs. Penny 5 

Mr.O.Howes.Junr. 5 

Mr.W.CllbbettJnnr. 5 

Mr. J. Beara. Junr. 8 6 

OoUeoted by Rev. A. 0. 

Rev. A. C. Moorman 6 

Mrs. T.Baker 8 

Mr. Lembery 8 

MissLembery 16 

Mrs. Rowen 10 

Miss Vernon 10 

Mrs. Dnnsford 8 8 

Mr.Toogood 16 

Mr.Hoare 16 

Missionary Boxes. 

Miss M. Ollbbett ... 5 11 
Margaret Farrel ... 1 8 
Exi.6s.6d.; 8l.l0tAi. 



J. S. Amery. Esq.. Treas. 

Amery. J. S. Esq. ... I 
Hopwood, Rev. M.... 10 

Colieotions 6 6 1 

Profits of Tea, in 

oonneotion with 

Ladies' Working 

Soeiety 5 10 

Mrs.Jervis 1 • 

Oolleeted by Mrs. 

Jervls 5 

B. Chalk. Esq 6 10 

Oolleoted by Miss HonywilL 

Mr.HonywIll 10 

Mrs. Smerdon 6 

Mr. Hern 6 

Miss Hony\Ttll 4 4 

MlsiUmary Box 4 



1116 5 

s... 1 1 1 

...11 4 



! L4d.- 


Rev .W. darkson. 

Mr. Rooker. Treasurer. 

Mr. Cawthron, SeereUry. 

Collection after 
Hermons. for the 
faml oelnSouthern 
India 4 4 

Colieotions after ^ _ „ 
Sermons 6 18 

Colleetion at PubUe 
MeeUng 4 6 

CoUeotionafter Ser- 
mon at Northam . 10 

Saoramental Colieo- 
tions for Widows 
and Orphans ...... 14 1 


Rev. W. Clarkson ... 10 

Mr. Aokland 110 

Mr. Baker 10 

Mr. Cawthron. 10 

Miss List 10 

Mr. Rooker 10 

Mr. Richards 10 

Mr.Smale 10 

Oolleeted by- 
Mrs. Cawthron 14 4 

Miss Faoey 110 

Miss Maine 110 

MIssPeakome 16 1 

Collections of Sab- 
bath Scholars — 110 

Missionary Boxes of— 
Misses and Master 

Rooker 9 

Misses and Master 

Baker 7 O 

Miss Davison 6 » 

Bxs. I7f .; 811. 6s. Od. 

Rev. J. Allen. 

OoUeotlon.. 8 8 8 

Ditto, at Cold East.. 14 

Juvenile Association 6 4 
Colleoted by Miss 

Bennett 11 7 

Miss Northcote 5 

Mr.Stuke 10 

For Hindoo Girl, 

EllsaAUen 8 

Boxes 11 1» 



Rev. N. Parkyn. 

Missionary Sermon 1 15 1 

PuMio MeeUag...^.. 8 4 it 

Digitized by Vj^^^^V IC 

roB MAT, 1862. 115 

14 8 
• f • 


s e 

10 7 

• 7 I 

8 5 

14 11 

7 * 


14 S 

10 4 

U 8 S 



8 11 

1 7 8 

8 1 

4 7 8 
10 18 

4 17 4 

II 9 

4 8 

OIU 9 

1 10 7 


1 1 

1 S 

10 U 

1 8 


5 17 1 
7 18 

1 11 8 

18 8 

17 8 

1 7 4 
18 8 



Digitized by 





110 • 

1 S 8 





Digitized by 



1 1 
10 • 
10 • 
8 18 8 

8 O 
7 « 
10 o 


8 8 O 

8 10 1 

1010 • 
1 1 

8 4 

8 18 9 

18 8 

10 8 

8 It 8 

ft 8 

8 18 8 

in 8 







8 IS 9 
18 9 

« 6 

8ir 8f 

FOE MAY, 1862. 117 

Digitized by 




Saemnentel Col- 
hection for Wi- 
dow* & Orphan* 10 

Sabaeriptioiia collected by 

Mrs. Kendall and Mra. 


For Schools. 

Mrs. B.Backhoaae 110 

Mrs. Barclay 10 

Mra. Harris 110 

Jos. Pease, Esq. ..110 
Sums under lOt. . . 15 6 

For Madras Institution, 

Mr*. K.Backhottse 10 

A.Backhouse,Eaq. 10 

J. B. Pease. ^.. 110 

J. Pease, Esq 1 

H. Pease, Esq., 

M.P 77/.. 10 

Mr. Penney 2 6 

For Bhoiranipore Institu- 

Jos. Pease, Esq. ..800 

For Qeneral Purposes, 

Bev. P. W. Grant. % % 

Mr. Common .... 11 

Mrs. Common 11 

MissFHntoflr. I 

Mr. Pritchett .... 1 1 

Mr. McLachlan . . 10 

D.Sanderson. Esq. D 10 

Sums under 10«. . . 5 3 6 

140 « 



KeT. P. Neller. 

olOontrihutlons 8 6 

Collected by Miss Tfite. 

Mr. MacfegRan ..100 
Sums under 10s. . . 2 


lions 6 10 2 

Miss Hall's MU- 

sionary Box 12 8 

Mr. Gent's ditto . . 6 10 

AFamUyBox .... 2 17 

10/. 7«. 


Anniversary Collec- 

tions....: 7 » 10 

Ladies' Work 

Basket 5 

Donation from late 

Mr. J. Hunter.. 3 

Subscriptions collected by- 
Watson h Graham 1 12 
Loveday&Peryman 1 8 
Merryweather and 

Johnson 18 

Tounxhusband & 

Mafthouse 18 6 

Carter & Renwick 16 6 
Armstrong and 

Witworth 1 10 

Fleetham and 

Hodgson 1 8 

Sunday School. .. . 2 
Miss Brown'sClass 1 

Miss Watson .... 1 
MissTounghusband 5 
Miss Watson .... 1 


Annfrsnary GoUeo- 

aona • 


F. Kalne. Esq. ...(S.) _ _ 

8. Nelson. Bsq...(S.) 10 

Bums under lOg. 11 

Missionary Boxes... c 

Anniversary Oolleo- 

anday Sohool... 

6 1S S 
1 IS 4 


Mr. 8. Brattbwalte 10 

Bev.T.J.KIghtley. 10 o 

Mr. MandaU 10 

Mr. Holt 10 

Mr. Whalle.? 10 o 

Mr. T. Braithwnlte lo o 

Mr. B. W. Koblnson 10 o 

Mr. O. Braithwalta 10 

Mr. Oarson 10 

Soma under 1Q« 17 

M. lU. Id. 

We$t Earllepool, 

Anniversary Collee- 
ttone 8 18 : 


Mr. I. Robinson BOO 

Mrs. Robinson 6 

UasterL J. Robinson 8 8 

MasterJJ.Uoblnson 8 8 

Mr.C.Bmerson 6 

9U, U. Id. 

146 18 i 

Expeaaea 6 6 


Girls' Sunday 

School 10 

Boya' ditto 16 6 

Mr. E. W. White 

„(J years) 8 10 

For widows' Fund.. 16 8 


Brunswick Chapel. 

Rev. B. J. Hartland. 

For Widows' Fund.. 8 18 8 

Rev. B. W. Johns. 

Colleotions 10 6 

Mr. Horton 10 

Mrs. Drew 10 

Itev. E. W. Johns ... 10 

Mr. Bowles 6 C 

Boxes ISO 


Mra.Currie (A.) 110 

Highbury Chapel. 

Rev. A. M. Brown, LL.D. 

Mr. Field, Treasurer. 

Dr. BurreU, Secretary. 

Collected by Mrs. Brown. 
James Alder, Esq. 110 

Mrs. Alder 10 6 

Mr. Bartholomew. 10 
Rev. Dr. Brown ..100 
Mrs. E. Clarke ... 110 

Mr. Field 1 

George Freeman, 

Esq 10 

Friends 10 

R.Gordon, Esq... 10 
Dr. Hastings .... 10 

Miss Hovell 10 

— Jermvn, Esq. ..100 

Mr.MUls 1 

F. Monro, Esq. ... 110 
Mr. Plant . .7^. . . . 1 

Mr*. Rees 1 

MlssStockeU .... 10 0, 

S.Travis, Esq 10 

J. WaddiuKnam, 

ESO;^. 10 

Miss Wilkinson ..100 
J. B.Winterbotham, 

Esq I 

Sums under lOf. . . 5 

Collected by Misa Barnard. 
Miss Perkins .... 10 
Sums under lOf . ..086 

Collected by Mr*. 
Bowen 10 5 

Collected by Dr. BurreU. 

Dr. BurreU 1 1 

— BurreU 10 6 

A. Cowan, Esq. .. 10 
W. B. Ferguson, 

Esq 16 

R. Knapton, Esq.. 10 

Mr. Lance 10 

S. Martin, Esq. .. 10 

J. Roberts, Esq.. . 10 
Sums under 10*.. .050 
CoUected by Mrs. 

GUler 110 

CoUected by Mrs. Hawkea. 

Mr. BalUnger .... 10 

Mr. Hawkcs 10 

Mrs. Hawkes •. . . . 10 

Mr. Johnston 10 

Mr. Jordan 2 . 

O. Norman, Esq.. 10 

Mr. E. Niblett ... 10 

Sums under lOs. . . 2 12 6 

CoUected by Misses Jull. 
Mr. Boardman. ... 10 I 

Mr. JuU 10 

Mr. Vent 10 

Sums under 10*. . . 17 6 

Collected by Mrs. Stokes, 

H. Camps, Esq. .. 10 

Mr. Oilier. 77^... 10 

Miss Mason 1 

Mrs. Olney 2 2 

Mr. Wheeler .... 10 

Sums under lOf... 2 2 11 

CoUected by Mrs. WeUs. 

Mrs. Bailey 110 

Miss Barnard IOC 

Mrs. WeUs 10 

Collected by Mr. WitcheU. 

Mrs. PameU 2 

Rev. J. R. Trye ..100 

Anniversary Col- 
lections 45 

Missionary Boxes. 2 6 8 

Sabbath and Day 
Schools 25 14 2 

Sacramental Col- 
lection for Wi- 
dows' and Or- 
phans' Ftmd.... 8 

134 1 S 
Less Expenses. ... 4 12 

120 9 8 

GoUeeted by MliS Blunt. 

Annual Snbaeriptlona. 

Mrs. J. T. Gmves ... 10 
Tbe Misses Blunt... S c 

Miss Woale 16 

The Quarterly Sub- 

senptions 14 8 

Missionary Box 8 6 

Mis. Jaokaon, Go- 

therlngton 6 10 


Mr*. McAll. fbr 
" ....10 

Bfev. R. Steveno, M.A. 
Sunday Sehool ...... 17 



Rev. R. Bentlflj. 

CoUected by Mia* M. B. 

Mr. HumdaU 10 6 

Mr. Oavla 10 6 

MleaJ>>ok*on 6 6 6 

Mr.J. Davla,jan.„. 6 6 

Uiss DavlsT^... 9 6 

MlsaM.B.DavU... 8 6 

OoUeeted by Miss M. B. 

Davis, fur China and India 


Mr.TrndaU ... 1 • • 

Mrs. TyndaU 19 

The Misses TyndaU 10 6 

CoUected by Misa Bennett. 

Miss Bennett ......... 5 0- 

A Friend...-...^ 8 

The Toung Ladles 

at Miss Bennett's 

Establishment ... I 1 6 


OoUeoted Iv ¥iM Bbad- 

Mrs. Blandford 8 

Miss Harris „ 1 o 

Sundry Subaerip- 
tiuns 8 4 

Missionary Boxes. 
Master B. Harding. 6 S 
MasterPeroy Hum- 
daU „ ft 

Miss L. Davis 6 • 

Miss B. Weaver 8 6 

Miss Chevalier . 6 

Mis* 8. Harding IS 6 

Mlas Harding U 8 

Mrs. Box 6 6 

Oolteetloa after 

UlsionarySenrloes 4 16 9 
9abt ■ -* ' ' 





Ml 6 6 

Fram^ton on Stvonu 

Rev. W. Lewis. 

Subaoriptlons l is 

Soothgate Chapel. 

Rev. J. Kemahan, B.A. 

Mr. Bird. Treasurer. 

Mra. J. Warner, Seeretary. 

OoUeeted by Mr», Bbilr. 

Mr. Bird 10 6 

Mrs. Blair 10 6 

Captain Mareh 110 

Sums under los. 1 18 4 

For Extended Operations la 
India and China. 

Collected by Mrs. Blair. 

Mr. Bird i i 6 

Captain Mareh 110 

Mr. Norton 10 6 

Collected by Mlaa 

BrImmeU 1 11 11 

For Extended ODerations \n 
India and China. 

OoUeeted by Mlas BrlmmeU. 

Mr. Candy, 10 6 

Mr. WmTlIerbert ... 10 o 
Mr. Newnum l o 9 

CoUected by- 

Miss Bird 8 6 

Mlas Hawkes . 4 6 

Digitized by VjLJV^V iC 

FOE MAT, 1862. 119 

Digitized by 



MiaaioKAKT kacaumb 

Digitized by 


roB MAT, 1862. 121 

B«r. A. JooM. 
Aninua OoUactions. a 811 

MlaclonMT Boz0t. 
Mtn JonM and 

Brothera • 

Tb«lCtMe«3Cvwd 6 € 
Master J. Xlibro 

Brown 6 1 

Sunday School. f» 

General Funda ... IMS 
Por NatiTeTeaelxar, 

Andrew Jnller... 11 

»<.0».«d. SOS 


Highbury Chapel. 

Ser. W. Toung, B.A. 

Mr. T. Burt, Treanuer. 

Snbacribera. i 

Mr.Avlcn 1 I 

lliu6aker 10 o 

Mr. and Mrs. Burt 5 5 q 

Mr.Orimn 110 

Hr.and Mxs.Olbba 1 10 . 

Mr. Kemp S Q * 

jmp S O Q i J i! 

Mr. Smithers.... 10 I 410 

Mr.Taplln 110 

Mr. James WUie 110 a a a 

Mr. W. White... 110 i s 

Mr. P. White .... 1 I « i« a 

Mr. Wheeler 10 9 a .9 

Mr. Whiteombe . . 10 
Cdleetion for Wi- 

dows'andOrphans 5 10 , . 

Annual CkiUeetion 711 1 r"^ 
Sunday ScbooL ... 1 10 9 

SU.80.W. «. 

Ber. 0. Barrtfu D 10 

PbrOhlMInli^Ua... 1 14 I ^ ^'^ ® 

Ctontrilmtlons 8U e k n a 

lltf.8f»llA * ^ • 

Xbeneser Chapel. 

Bar. J. O. Jaokaoo. 

JuTenOs Collaelors. 11 • I 

tjor IK 



Pnblie Meettnf ft -0 10 B 5 

10i.7«.«(l. OU • 


Ser. F. Baron.. 


Congregation.... 8 15 S . ,^ «. 

SchoorTT. 8 € 9W 9 

Ditto, MissUmaiy » & 

Ship 1 OK ? 6 • 

Kingston Scbooi ! * ? 

Box- OU £ » a 

Miss E. Baron's .. ,« « 

Box 016 11 OH) 


AlUonChapel. 6 

OoDeettons „. io l f^ ? 

Sunday Sehool • IS s ! ? • 

PuhUc Meeting 7 11 5 


Annnal Snbserlptlona. 5 

Mr. WllUam Laaksa- ^ 

tar 1 1 i l**^'«r 010 < t^ir 

Mr. B. D. Willtams 10 c '*"• 
Josiepb Staee, Bat-.- Ill 

Mr. O. Downaa e 10 ( 

]fr.M.Laakaater... • 10 ( B n • 

Mr. A. Oakley 10 I i o a 

J.O.Sharp, BSQ. • W f 10 

Ib.Barlia.^.... OM C 


r-ans t • { . ^ 

lSI.Uf,9cl. ^ ^800 

Digitized by 




CoUectlOM after 

MiMionary 8er- 

moiM 6 7 i 

Miu Grace Le 

BaiUy's Mia- ,, ^ 

aionary Box .... 11 6 

Chapelle Evanseliqae, 

Hods. Lourde, Pasteur. 

Collection after 
Misalonary Ser- 
mon 8 6 6 

MUticmary Box. . 5 1 

Sunday School 
•ionary Box 2 4 

Collected by Mn. Norman, 

for Schools in Madras, 

under the care of the 

Eer. John Ashton. 

Mrs. Beaucamp . . 5 

Mrs. De Gruchy. .050 

Mr. Norman .... 1 

Sumsunder5« . .. 14 6 

Collected by Misses De La 

Mare and Vautier. 

Mrs. De Fi^e .... 8 
Mr. Le VUconte. . 5 
Sums under 5«. .. 15 2 

Sunday School. 

MissTouxel 16 5 

Miss Jane Laver^ 10 a 
Miss Mary De 
Gruchy 18 

St. Jokn*s. 

French Tndraeodent 

Mods. P. Binet, B.A., 


MissOtllbee 6 

Mr. PhiUpNicoUe, 

Trinity > 10 

Mr. George PIcot, 

St. John's 10 

PhUip Picot, Esq., 

St. John's S 

Collection after 

PubUc Meeting 7 15 

MissioBaTy Boxes. 

Henry Coutanehe 1 14 2 
William Collins . . 2 6 
Ernest Esnouf. .. . 15 
Frederick Esnouf 17 

Philip Neel 1 10 1 

Walter PhUipPicotl 1 ' 
Thank Ofrenngfor 

Services of last 

year's Deputation 2 
Collected by Miss 

Elisa Nicolle,for 

support of Cttkh- 

erlne De Faye,in 

Mrs. Mullens^s 

School 8 

Boxes of Clothing 

also, at different 

times, for India. 

8l,PHer*a and St.Aubier't. 
French Independent 

Mons. George Perchard, 

Collection after 

Public Meeting I 2 10 
Missionary Boxes 8 2 

, ^ 114 5 7 

Less Expenses 6 16 1 

107 9 6 



St. James's Street Ohapd. 

Ber. H. J. Mar^n. 

Mrs. Mdlett, Treasurer. 

Ur. Aldridge 10 f 

Mr. Dyer 10 C 

Mr. G. L. Gubliins... 10 C 

Mr.HoUis... 10 ( 

KeT. H.J.Martyn.. 1 ( 

Mr.Msy „ 10 ( 

Mrs. MitcheU II ( 

Mr. Mollett 1 I 

Hrs. Mowbray 10 ( 

Miss Prior 10 

Mr. Upward 10 < 

Mrs.Wardale 1 < 

DnWavell 10 6 

Mr. White 1 1 

Miss Young IOC 

Sams under IDs. 6 10 « 

MlMritmnry Sermon 4 11 C 

Public Meeting 8 IS fl 

Cards and Boxes ... 6 17 9 
For Widows and 

Orphans 1 IS 

Mrs. Mitchell. Spe- 
cial for India S C 

Ditto, for Yemaoii- 

lar Bdueation in 

India 10 

Ditto, and Friends, 

forbbineas Medi- 

ealMlaalon 4 8 


Node Hill Ohapel. 
Bar. G. J. Proctor. 
For Widows* Fund 111 8 
Previously aoknow- 

-'"' ..... .18 10 7 


Bar. W. Warden. 
Sev. W. Warden, 

loah. Jewell. Bsq... 
OoU«!ted by Miss 


Miss Warren's 

Toung Ladles 

Sunday Sohool......... 

Bev. W.Martin (A.) 

1 1 

BJir. T. Mann. 


Elgn Brook. 
Ber. J. O. Hill. 

Sunday Behool Chil- 


Mr. Ashley J « o 

Misses BuHar IS 

Uev. J. J. Walte S s o 

Mrs. Wheaton 10 

Mr. H. PaUison 5 


Mr. J. Burden, sen. 10 
Mrs. Tsjrlor, The 

Castle 5 

Mr.O.Edwarda 5 

Mrs.J. Bnrden ...... 6 

Mrs.ThsokweU 6 

Miss Gregg 6 

Mrs.Blakewa7 6 

MUs H. B. Burden.. 8 6 

Miss 8. A. Burden... 4 4 

Mrs.Playsted 4 4 

Mra. T. Ballard 4 4 

Miss Phillips 4 4 


Miss 8. A. Burden... 711 

Mrs. J. M. Ajnsley. 4 8 
Mrs. Bcattergood, 

.7...... 6 14 


4r. Harding o 

>Crs. Tnatin 

Hr. W. Brown ...... 




4 8 


6 1 


8 4 

Ber. W. F. Bnek. 

loHeoUon 1 14 6 

innday School ...... 17 8 

Mrs. Hewltson, 

Hereford 5 

For the Sufferers in 

Travsncore 8 16 

Sacramental C(dlec- 

tion IIJ 6 

a>lleeted br the late Mrs. 

Mra. Pearoe 10 

VCrs. Jones 6 

Mrs. Buck 6 

Mrs. Harris.. „ 6 

MlssJonea 6 

MissWandby 6 

Mr. Lock 4 4 

Missionary Box. 

Mrs. Cotton 8 



Ber. W. Finn. 

Oontrtbntlons ......... 6 It 6 

Ber. E. J. Bower. 
Oolleoted by- 
Mrs. Norris 61510 

Mrs.OliTer 17 6 

Mr. Bellow 7 6 

Prerionsly acknow- 
ledged OU 9 


Mr. Boris 

Mr. Parktnsoa 

Mr. Kyder 

Mr. RJchardaon 

Mr. Harris 

Mr. Thompson „.... 

Mr. Field 

Mr. MoAll 

Mr. Ohafley 

Mr.Lankester a qr.) 
Mr. Newport ........ 

Mr. OMlUway 

Miss Old 

The Misses Atkin- 

6 5 6 

8 6 

5 6 

6 6 

6 S • 

6 6 6 

16 6 

6 5 6 

016 6 

6 8 6 

6 5 6 

6 8 6 

6 5 

The Misses Gocher.. 
Miss Baehf-1 Hill ... 

Miss Glllett 

Miss Wiggs 

Miss HeiriU 

Miss Walsh 

Miss Arnold 

Mrs. FuriOQg ......... 

Master Dukes 

Mary Elisabeth 

4 6 
4 8 

4 I 
1 16 
8 10 


1 1 

Bev. H.B.Bevn61d8, 

for Special Fund 

forChina „ 16 6 6 

B. Steane Jaduon, 

Esq 116 

H. C. Walea, Esq. .„ 6 10 


At Oonege Ohapel... 418 6 
At Oroesbrook ditto 8 16 6 
After PnbUo Meet- 
ing.. _ 8 6 

teeramental Oflter- 

Ins for WIdowB 
and Orphans, at 
United Oommn- 

nlon at Cross* 
bnmk Ooogrsga- 

tioaalChnroh. 8 11 6 

Oroesbrook Sunday 

SdKMd 1 16 2 


at ditto 6 8 1 

' of Tea 

8 7 8 

Village Stattont. 

Ber. A. H. New. 
Monthly Snbaerlp- 
tlona »jr.. 18 8 

M". Biggs ...«-..«. 6 16 6 p^ • ji,^ 
Mlosk>nai7 Boxes. Psgmm . 

Mrs.B«mes 6 16 8 

MlsaA.G411lea. 6 6 6 

Mrs. Pear 8 

Sabbath School 6 18 1 

Sacramental Offsr- 

,,lngs for Widows... 16 6 

MlsslonarySermona 8 5 6 

Ditto Matting 4 4 4 


Chnhwut AnxiUary. 
J. B. Morrison, Bsq.. Trees. 
Messrs. U. E. Thomas, and 
Q. O. Newport, Seeretarlea. 

Annual Subscriptions. 

W. 8tobart.Bsq^ 110 

Alex.MorrisonTBsq. 4 4 
J. &. Morrison. Esq. 110 
*T. B. Todhuntwr, ' 

Beq..M.A 16 

J. Hunt. Esq 110 

KeT.T.niir. 010 6 

Bev.H.11. Reynolds, 

B.A. ^......^ 5 6 

Ber. 0. Mayo 8 8 

J. Dukes, Esq. 10 6 


Mr. U.B. Thomas... 610 6 

Mr. Mareb. B.A.„.... 6 

Mr. Boome 6 8 6 

Mr. Tonga 6 

Mr. La?er 6 8 6 

McMngleton 8 6 

Mr.Bnrmdn 6 8 6 

Mr. James 8 

616 6 

SiamiUad Jbbottt. 
Annual Snbscrip- 
' Ions, per Mr. 

Food a 18 6 

Collection after Ser- 
mon ... 6 18 

Sabbath School . 6 6 6 

Miss Waller's Mis- 
sionary Box 16 6 


Ooneetlon after Ser- 
mon 18 1 

Sunday Seho<4 18 7 

S4rfMd BeatM, 

Oolleetion and Sub- 
scriptions, per 
MUs Barber....!r. 8 18 

. Botamir Bair. 
TwoCoUeetlons 8 4 7 

Digitized by 


FOB MAY, 1862. 123 

Digitized by 



Digitized by 


lOB MAT, 1862* 


OoDaetad hr MIm 

Crtope, for Vn. 

SAnmnl's School, 

llaSnn f « 

Pltto. Mr. Dreir^ 

School S fl 



Congregational OhnrOb. 

Ber. T. Moore. 

Mr.Buefleld. 1 1 « 

Mre. Dove !• 

Mr. Hnvclon 1 1 « 

Mr*. HardkHi 1 1 o 

Small Sama l 8 fl 

MUionnatt SUtingboume. 
: Rer. W. E. Parrett. 

ConecUoaa It 1 t 

Mrs. Barrow ... 10 fi 
Mrs. Harnett .... 10 
Mrs. Hadawmr .. OU 
Collected by Mza. 

Baaaett S 15 6 

Mrs. BasseU'sBox 5 1 
SundaT School ami 

Childrea's Boxes 4 11 C 
Sacramental Col- 

lactions for Wl. 

dowa and Or* 

1 7M 

Leas Ezpenns. . 

91 14 5 

, 6, 7 

91 7 10 


4 8 


1 <► 
t i 
1 » 
ft • 

• 7 

s % 
4 t 

1 1 
1 S 

s • 

1 t 

• 4 

6 a 




2 & 


Bev. E. Corka. 

Mlaaionaqr mvas 

Maatlnga 110 8 

PabSalaeMot — 1 7 fl 

XaafarO.A.Oorka 1 1 1 

MMiarlLOarlej ... • S I 

MlaaBlia.BeTan ... OU I 

Mlaa Snaaanah ^ 

Coraner 1 

" - I Brown... 4 « 

»Hafaa... 7 IQ 

..aner .. 

■ Ju^l 


Mlaa BItaa HloHna. I fl 


Mlaaea Brown...-. I 

Sondaj Sobool Bos. S 8 
- - U<2.;7l.4«.7d. — 

Indepandanl 8ttn« 
daor Stfiool. par 
Mr.J.ropiaewall. Olft i 

Mr. B. Hamper, Traaanrer. 
~ Mr. J. Falla, Searatair. 
OoDaetid tor Mra. Spain and 

Mr.HMBpar 1 1 fl 

Mr. e. MVUlBda (3 

jraara) t 1 

ttm. J. Baylj 1 

Mr. B. eibbraa 10 Q 

Mr. Baaln • 10 fl 

Mra. KoMnaon 10 « 

Mr.H. Ulnda 10 (I 

Mlaa Oar • (I 

MraJLannstt ft Q 

MrTTorrall • C 

Mr. FaUB(hair-jear) ft Q 
SuUSnma • » « 

Bj Mra. Dnmlaa and Mlaa 

Mr.Tumlrall I c 

Bar. U. J. Bans 1 C 

MlaaSmaU . ^.. 10 « 

Mlaa Winn fl 

^SSkWun »,.,„^ I 4 I 


16 ft 


L4 8 

5 10 
7 4 

17 a 


Digitized by 



Digitized by 


POE MAY, 1862. 127 

Digitized by 




Oollaofeed bf Miu Bbftw. 

Mr. Alfred Lawton 10 ( 

Mrs. John lAwton 10 ( 

]£rs.J.Bottoailej... 10 I 

Smaller Sum* „ 1 10 * 

Bundajr School 8 i 

Hluionarjr MeeUnff 8 10 ( 


Oldham AnzUiiiry. 

Sev. E. M. Darle*. TreM. 

Ser. J. Hodgton. Seeretary. 

Hope ChapeL 

OoUectlon M W ( 

JaTenileAModation 10 ( 

Union Street Chapel. 

CoUeotlon 1» 8 

JuTeaileAasociationlO (i 

Greenaorea OhapeL 

OoUeotion .„ 10 10 11 

ICisslonary Prajer 

Meetlnn 4 S 1 

Jin. Waddlnffton... S S 6 

lot 10*. 

Springhead ChapeL 

Oolleotlon «. 6 10 

PubUo Meeting 8 8 

aa » 4 

Prttton AnxfUary Sooietjr. 

J. Haaier^Eta., Treaearer. 

Half-Yearly Bemittanoe. 



Qnarteriy Subecrtr- 



_.jaton,fi5flndia 60 
Oanson Street Cha- 
Mr.lVMle, Tr«aa. 

• 80 
4 1 

for Widows, Ac.... S IS 

UnitedPabUe Meet- 
ing „ « « 


Mr. J. W. Bamfford 10 

Mr. Barrow 10 

Mr. J. Butterworth 10 

Mr.B.GleiCff 10 

Hr. A. Howorth 10 u 

Mr. William Hill ... 1 
Mr. B. W. Norria ... 10 

Mr.J.ORden 10 

Mr. F. Profflll 10 

Mr. Smith 10 6 

Her. O. SnaahAU ... 10 6 
Mr. Summorskill ... 1 i 
Mr. Wm. Walker ... to t 
Mr. Wm. Wallaoo ... 10 ( 
MrB.O.Whitaker... 1 l i 

Mr. Turler 10 ( 

Soma under 10*. l 5 i 

L«diea' AModatfod. 
OoUeeted hy- 

Mra. A. Howorth ... S i 
Mrs.O.Whitaker... 1 10 ( 
Bxa. 77f. M. j 411. lU. 


Diatriot AozQiary. 

W. W. PUklngton. Bmi** 

Ber. E. GUet. Seerataiy. 

Congregational drarctu 

Ber. B.Giles. 


t ramHy 6 

1 Annual Meeting.... 


Sunday School 14 9 


100 IS 9 


Bev. A. Anderton. 

Hr. W. Allen, jun., Treaa, 

Contrihutiona 7 15 

" ' Tlr. Tom- 

is S 6 

S&utpool Branob. 
AnnnalOoUeetion... 1 4 10 
Collected taf Miaa ^ ^ 

Plrth ....„ 10 


Mr. J. Brown 10 

Mra. Brown S 6 

Mra. Bradshaw 5 

Mr.Bradahaw 6 

MiuHamer 6 « 

MiaaMitchie • S 6 

Mra.Bobaon S 

Andrew Boclea S 

Miaa Hameea Mia- 

alonary Box 8 8 

Mlae Bmtly Brad- 

ahaw'adltta 6 6 

MiaaUirat S C 

SmaOer Same ......... $ 




>na ... 


. irood'O 

8 10 

Mra. Stevens ..... 
Miaa Yeall.. 


Ber. B. O. MUne, M JL. 

Mra. Bhodee, Treaanrer. 

Annual Snbaorlptiona. 

IteT.R. G.Milne 110 

Mr.T. Bhodea S S 

Mra. Jiunes Khodea 1 1 

Mr. Wm. Plntt I 1 

Mra. Wm. putt 110 

Mr.T. Piatt 10 

Mra. E. Ptatt 110 

MlaaGnrliek 10 6 

Mra. Hyde 10 

Mr. Brown 10 

Mr. W. Bhedea 6 

OoUeotion in Chapel 7 

Odlleoted by- 
Mrs. W. Piatt 118 

Mra. J. Bhodea 10 

MlaaGarllek 18 10 

Female Sunday 

8ohool.„ ., sn 7 

Male ditto sn 

MlaafonaiT Boiss. 


8 11 

a 14 4 
1> 8 I 



Providence Chapel. 


Mr. J. Smith. T is aa i e r. 

MlaatonaiySsrvoaanV ( 
Jwreoils AssosiattoiklO 4 k 

Mifsipitary Box... 10 

Newton-U' WiUotn. 

Congregationid Church. 

Annnal Collections 18 8 
Miaalonary Boxes... S 
Bxs.l7«;6(k; l7US».0d. 


Congregational Churoh. 

Ber. J, Chapman, 

Anmia] CoUoctions, 
Ac.leas sxpensea. 
uM 4 14 » 


Congregational Church. 

Ber. J. Widdowa. 

Annnal CoUeotiona» 
Ac, laaa espenaea, 
8».i<l Z 8 8 

Miaa Kate Milne . 

A Friend 

Mra. Moor 

Miaa Ann Senior . 
Joaeph Hampaoa ... . . 
A Thank OUbrtnsbar 
John Ooddard:..... 4 

Wiffmm Aasmafy. 

T. Cook, Baq.. Treas. 

Ber. W. Boaf, Secretary. 

EktdUv. St. Paul's 

Chai>Bl...„. „ 7 

OrreU, Cobeotlon. 10 

St. Paul's. 

Juvenile Senrloe 11 11 Mr. Chamberr 10 

■^ Oeupland. Baa.... S S 
Mra. Caawell 10 

Collected by— 

Miaaea Marsh 



Congregational Church. 

Ber. J. A. MacCadgen. 

Annnal OoUecttons M 10 U 

4 » 


MisaWykes 4 

Mr.U. H. HaU 8 O 

Mrs. Hartley S 

CoUeeted by Miaa Fanny 

Mra.J.01drid 6 

Mra. Booth ....f 5 

Mra. Pepper 6 

Mra. Parker 4 

Mr. Horton 4 

Mra. Wilkinaon 4 

Mra. Pearaon 4 4 

Miaa Howard 8 

Mr.OoatU S 

Sualler Suma IS 4 

Sunday School 8 9 


MiaaF.Gldrid 10 4 

Collection, Publio 
UeetinR 4 10 

Sacramental, for 

Widowa.Ae. 1 18 

txs. 99. 0<l.j 18;. I6i. 


Ber. D. W. Bowe. 

Oolleetlon 11 IS t 

Mrs.MoteMiaterton 15 
For widowa* Fund 17 

W. Cook 110 

W.L. Sharp 110 

Sunday Soho<dChU- 

dren. 115 

BXB. SSci lOi. 5t. lOd. 

Ber. S. Betty. 

jionarySermona 8 5 10 


ataff T^.. 4 6 

Horaln«ton Village 

Meetlnir 10 

Mr.Stephenaon, box 8 10 
Mrs.Psttinger' 7 
Miaaea Lonicatair ... OSS 

Mr. J. Want 10 <» 

Mr. Brown 10 

Bxs. U. lOd.; 101. 

Mr« Scott, Secretary. 

E. 0. Bergne, Esq.. 
Mr. Capp 




191. 18a. 0(2.- 

X 7 

Hope Chapel. 

Conection 14 IS 8 

Public Meeting 4 5 8 

OoUectedbyMr.Cook 8 3 


40 6 1 
, S18 5 

Mr.Gadaley 1 

Mr. Graham 6 

Bar. F. W. J. Kaye 

Mr. *Newaum ".'.r.!'.!!'. 

Mr. Bamforth „ 


Mr. Bnatan 

Bar. O. Scott 

0. Wllliama. Baq. ... 

40 8 



Bed Lion Street. 

Ber. J. Shaw. 

John Oldrid, Bs^ ... S Y 

ttcT.J.Shaw 010 

Collected by Mrs. 

Preestman 1 8 

Mra. Shaw. 

Mr. JohnatoB ...«,.... 8 
lira. Dickens ......... 4 




Sunday ScLools. 

Girls S 8 » 

Boys. 1 6 10 





Mwell . 

S 7 S 






. A.&E. 

b 10 

1 Rorth 16 o 

1- -^.eton ...... 8 U S 

Mai^erThompsoa.^ 8 
Miss Ward .iZ. 6U 

Digitized by Vj^^^^V IC 

ro». MAY, 1863. XS9 







A Dona 












Ditto, b 







J. 8ton« 
Dr. God 


Xrm. Rl 
Mr. Bid 

Digitized by 




Digitized by 


FOE MAY, 1862. 181 







010 • 






4 4 

S 1 



10 6 

8 6 
4 10 
f 9 

s « 

610 1 

4 S 

5 IS 
4 10 8 




7 8 
6 9 


4 8 


8 6 

6 11 

8 6 

8 4 

6 4 

8 6 

8 6 

1 • 

1 10 

4 10 

414 3 


Digitized by 



Digitized by 


FOR MAT, 1862. 133 

Digitized by 



Digitized by 


roK uAYj 1862. 


ToxaU, Mr. W. 



FerB. F. Lankeatar. Baq. 
Clar§ 7 S 

.of Farm* 11016 

AiuUlary lu 18 


Orojfdon, R.Forter, 
Esq (A.) J_S 

G«orge Street Cb«p«L 

J. W. Baokleif. Biq.. TreM. 

For Widows' Fund 6 7 6 


Mr. W. Aria. 10 

lira. Aria 1 

MlaaArfs 6 

lir.AMiasBiabop... ~ 

Mra. Btabop 

J. W. Raeklejr 

Hra. Bnekler 

Thonsaa Hartlej W. 


Floranoa B. Buoklaj 


6 6 

1 1 





1 1 


1 1 


1 1 
1 1 
1 1 
1 1 
• 6 




OftroUne Barnard ... 11 6 

Mtaa Bruwning ...... 6 S 

lIra.C5owd« . 1 t I 
X«T. W. 8. Ford, 

BiMeCnasa 10 

BliaaHall 6 

XlaaHarbouma S 

Sarah Holmaii It 

Ann Jobnaon 6 

JanaPaaroa.....^....... 6 

Gaonm Straak Sab- 

tath School. 


JavanUa Soefatj. 

Jftrt. Aria, Saeretaiy* 

ArkhnrAria 1! 


Maria Bnrt o 

Aiinia Cooaana V 

Samaal Oonaena. 


Oarince fnaoh 

Maria Orwnflald ... i: 

BmUj Haywnrd 

Ainrad Habhert . 

Catharine Kerr 1 

Mart Kerr UtUe ... 

Mary Ann Mertdeth IJ 

aNawhy 1 ' 

Clara Nawl 


A. and F. Wood ...... 18 

Bilsabeth Wood ...... 16 

Alice Wren o 6 

Praetiona 6 

Hiaaf«>iii.nrSemiona 11 6 10 
Eza. 84t.; 701. 6a. 

Mlaa BiadeU. TraMorer. 

MUa Alport, Seeratary. 

Sermon In May 6 6 6 

^iaorameutnl. (br Wl- 

dowaandOrphana 6 6 
Intcreat on ditto ... 6 6 


Mlaa Alport 110 

Ditto, for Mra. For- 

tar'a School 6 6 

MlaaBlad««U 1 i 

Mra. Ulalop 10 

ttav. J. Lee li> . 

Mra. Wraugham ..> v 10 

Mlaalonarjr Boxaa. 

B. Tonnfr 1 10 

Mlaa Uislop 10 

Mr. Lee'a Children 10 

Miaa Alport a 

Mlaa Chandler 7 6 

Mrs. Dale 6 

Mra. Nishet 6 6 

iondajr School 1 11 7 


BcT. L. II. BymeCb 

Mr. G. Phillipaon.Traaa. 

Rer. L. H. Bymaa... 110 

Mlaa Jordnn 10 

R. Phillips. Btq 110 

Mr. O. Phllllpaon ... 1 1 
Measra. li. aod H. 

Smith „ 10 

Mr8.8kexRS 10 

Miss SmalJpiaoe 5 

Misa Wheeler 10 (> 

Mr. G. Brlstotr 10 

Mfss UowltDg*a 

School Buz 4} 

OoUeeted 1^ Mra. DaWaon. 
S. Banyard. Baq. ...4 

Mra. Morton 10 

Mra. Shrubaole 5 ( 

In Smaller Suma ... 8 6 
UoUeettona after 
Mtaatonary Meet- 

Ing 6 7 1 

Bxa. 4aaAi.; l9lJts.9d. 

Per Mr. Paynaw 

Mra.Newaom 110 

Ura. BlUlnsahorak.. 10 

Mr. Payne 10b 

Sunday School OhU* 

dr«B 16 C 


Sunday School AuxiHarr. 

BcT. Robert Daviea. 

T. N. White, Eaq., Treaa. 

Miaa Ayling, Secretary. 

For NatiTcTeaeher, 
Thomaa Merton. 

at Samoa 6 

For the College at 

Rarotonga 8 ( 

For Madagascar . . 8 C 
Sacramenol Col- 
lection for 
Widows* Fund. . 110 I 

W, 10c. M. 

Morden Hall Boardiog 


Per T.N. White, Eaq., 


MaatcfClaude Birch.Treaa. 

Maater Harry Ward Brana, 
1 10 1 For Native Byange- 
16 ft Uat, Davadaadba 

Thomaa Morden 
White, at Nager- 

coU. India 19 

For Native Evan- 

Cliat, Henry 
orden White, 
at Bangalore, 

India 13 

For Native Bvan- 

SeUst, Ernest 
lorden White, 
under the care of 
Rev. W. K. Lea, 
Amoy, China . . IS 
For the Support of 
a School under 
Rev. J. Read, 

Philiptoo lo 

For Native Preach- 
er, John Morden 
White, at Raro- 
tonRa,SouthScaa 5 
For the College at 

Rarotonga 8 

For Madagascar . . 10 
For the CoUege at 

Madras 5 

For General Pur- 



86 10 


Rev. B. Kent. 

Miaa B. Scott. CoUeetor. 

Mr. Bell 5 8 

Mra.Blgga 1 

Mra. Clarke I t 

Mr.Crlttall 10 

Mn>. OoUlna, Box ... 8 

Mra. Uanear 10 

Mr. Frauka 1 l 

Mr. Jaa. Pranka 1 1 

Mr. W. B. Pranka... 010 

Mr. GrMtuiy ............ 6 

Mra. Hiai 6 

Mra. Hanaoa 10 

Mr. Hefltor 1 l 

J. Kerahaw, Bs<|.. 


D aw 4 

k ahaw ... 1 

U [ 1 1 

M pa 10 

1 >waU S 1 

K 10 

w 10 

li „. 1 10 

ir It 1 10 

M Dtt 6 6 

« 4 

yi ma 6 

M A....^ 10 

U in May. 64 1 


Flatt ChapaL 

Collected by Mra. A. 



Miaaaa King 16 

A Friend t 

Hasler Surrey 4 

Sunday School 1 4 

Bxa. 6t. ; 41. lOa. 4d. 

Rev. G. J. Adenay. 

Rev. G. J. Adeney ... 1 1 
Hra. Balfour 6 

I jrdla Carpenter 

Mrs. Marah. 

K. Muttit 

Mr. Nye 

Mra. Nye 

B. Price 

ttev. B. Prout „ 

- &. lUehardaoa. 

rha'lau Mlaa Bi- 

Mr«.H. BoMttMm... 10 

Mra.Koaaell. i o 

MiaaStopor 10 

Mra. Tucker 10 » 

Mlaa Tucker. 10 » . 

A. Willa 6 

B.WllUMre„ 6 

M.WUtahlr« 6 

Mlaalonary Boxaa. 

Mra. Brewer ........ 18 

Miaa Drawbridge ... 7 7 

J. Herring 6 6 

Mlaa Islajr 4 6 

Mra. Parton 6 6 

Maatar_H(chardaon 8 

Mr.T. Hovra 16 

JuTcaUe MiaalonarySodetiy. 

CoUected by- 

PhcBheAgneaAdenay 18 

BmilvApted 6 11 

Jaa. Brookea 1 10 

Bmma Brown 4 8 

BmliyCaffru » 

Clara Jojea 14 

Henry Oram 1 S 

Collected In Sunday SchooL 
Pirat Claaa Boya ... 11 6 

Ditto Teacher 1 O 

Other Classea of 

Biijs Oil 

PlrstClMss Girls 16 

Other Cinasea of 

Glrla 6 8 4 

ed Hill Sunday 

School 10 11 

SermooK In May 11 1 

Sneramantal Colleo- 

tiona for Widows, 

•c 1 10 

841.0a. Id. 


Rev. J. B. French. 


Miaa Frame. Saeratary. 

CoUeoted by Miaa Blyth. 

Rev.J. Wllkla 6 6 

MiaaWUkle 1 1 

MlasWaugb 110 

Mlsa Blyth 110 

Mra.ciunle 110 

Mrs. Onrstairs 10 

Mrs. Holloway 10 

Hnudl .>nms 116 

Miss Blyth'aPupila. 

for Mara !. 8 11 S 

Collaetad by Mra. Whiteley. 

W. Youngman, Baq. 110 

Mra.Whfteley Z. 1 

Mra. Hopwood 10 » 

Small Suma t 

- Waggett. Baq-^lvr 
Mr.t^ot ~..7.... 1 

- Sawel, Baq., par 

Mra. French 110 

For Mare, per R«v. J. B. 

J.Corrie.B^q 110 

Mra.Corrie 1 1 O 

Mr.A.J.Corrte 1 1 

OoUeeted by Mlaa B.Gander. 

Mr. Cox 10 

Small Suma 6 

OoUeeted by Mra. Bort.^ 

.1. Bell, Baq. 1 1 

Mm. Burt,for China 10 

Hmall Suma 6 

Missionary Boxes... 1 18 4 
^nnday School, for 

Man 8 

For Widows' and 

Orphans' Fund ... 1 IS 

Annual Msating 8 14 

" 8 



vera, Baq 8 6 

Mra.Phelpa (A.) 10 

MlaaRoae .\h.) o lo o 

Digitized by 




Hr. and Mrs. Bdgo- 

oonbe Parson 

Mr. W. B. Parwn .. 


Ser. P. U. Davl 

Mrs. Asbton. Trei 

MlM Aaftton. See 

-Colleoted bj the Ij 
Boorman & MiM I 

Her. R. Asbton 

Mr. AyMnir 

Mr. Baumnorougb. 

Mrs. Boorflum 

Mr. W. Boorman .. 

Miss Brown 

Mr. Onrttt 


Mrs. Ennis 

Mr. Bmns 

Mr. Finer 


Mr. Gale (D. 



Mr. O. Haydon, sen 

Mr. Holt.. ..„ „ 

Mr. Hudson „„. 

Mr. Leyland 

Mr. Mann 

S. Moon 

Mrs, Newlyn 


Mr*. Nicholson 

Mr. Bioketa 


Mrs. Strand 

Mr*. Thorn „... 

Mrs. Wade 

Mrs. Wright 

OoUeoted by Mrs 


Mrs. Hook 





Mrs. Berrynan 

Mrs. DyCu Z^^ 

Mies DybAU 

iCrt. George 

J(rB.Kean ^ 

Mrs. Morgan 

OoUeeted by Miss 

Mrs. Hudson ....... 

Mrs. Maekley 

Miss M. MacLleir"." 



OoUeeted by Mist F 


Mrs. Amott „ 

Miss Amott 

Miss W. Amott 


Mrs. Creasy 

A Friend -. 

Mr. Hawkins 

Master Johnson 

Mr. Mackiey 


Mr. Bright....... 

8. Brtstow „. 

Mr. Covers.... 

8. Bowling 

Mr. Field 

M. Greener 

F.Gray. Vlssionaq 


Mr. Hftlne 

Mrs. Irving 

M. Marsh 

Mr. Nichols 

8. Plggott 

C. Smith 



8 8 


Rev. D. Jdm. 

Mrs. Smyth 10 • 

CoUectioa lU B 

Sunday School. ... IS A 

tionA>r Widows, 

kc 910 

Collected by— 

•asurer. M™* J«^" 

"""^ IMrs. W.Bodle .. 
1 4 OMrs. Shoosmith.. 

6 9 

1 ft 



1 1 


Caroline Carter . . 
Charlotte Levett. . 
Frances Durrant 

£xs. 5s. 6d. I 
«/. 6t. U. 





1 I 

1 1 


1 1 



0Mm. Field 18 




3 9 8 

10 8 
3 4 9 


1 9 e 

17 • 
OU « 

4 4 
S • 

Mr. C. Bartlett, TteMurc*. 

tion for WidowB 
and Orphans — I 

CoUectioa 2 

Mrs. Hunsom — 1 
Missionazy Box,ftc. 

CoQected by- 
Master Duke .... 
Mrs. Deerand . 


Rer. B. James. 

Mr. J. Laker, Jan., Seere* 

CoQeetioa 619 7 

Mrs.wmiaiBs*sBoz I 10 
S«mday Sehool . . 15 7 
f W. 18s. id.- 


Rev. J. B. Catkyw. 
Mr. T. D. Drnnnt, Trev. 

CoUeeCion 1 19 S 

Ditto at ArcUiucly 19 I 

Sunday School 

Boxes 9X9 

JohaCopeland.Tsq. 9 9 

Rer. W. BeM 

Mr. aH.Smith,TMM«nr. 

Collection hyk 

1 1 
1 1 

• ID 

Rev. W. Bean 


— Irory. Esq. — 
Mr. Q. HT&mitk 

and Family .... 

Miss Baker 

Mr. W.Walter .. 

Miss Paine 


tion for Widows 

and Orphans 

BKS.18ff.: 14/. 84.- 

D. PrmU, Esq 

CoBeetion I 1 8 


tion for Widows 

and Orphans .. S 8 9 
Mrs.Loveday.... 9 9 9 

9 9 9 

Digitized by Vj^^^^V IC 

FOK MAT, 1862. 


l«r. J. B. Jefltay 1 1 

Un,Jeaerf 1 1 

George Knott, Esq. 1 1 

]|f».lCnott 1 I 

▼m. Payne, Esq. 1 1 

Urm. Payne 1 1 

Bttiid Pratt, Emi. 1 1 

Kia.Meek 1 

Mn.Beat 1 

TbtMiMcaJeflSery 5 

>ivenfle Anzlliary. 

Fluin) and Jeaaie 
Prati OlS 

Emma and Eta 
Borfenshaw .... 

Hampden and 
Howard Pntt .. 

Hany Stenning . 

Soma under IQf.. 

Oil 7 

Rer. WnUam Dorllag. 

ColdweU, Mr. and 

Fkmily, Harant 7 
Mr. AUen, ChU 

dieatfcr .10 

Mra.Alen, ditto . 10 
Mr. Us Clymont, 

ditto. 77 10 

Mr. J. IrrinR.ditto 10 
Mr. William Long, 

ditto 1 

CoUecting Books andBoxea. 

ByMiaaS. Flint.. 1 IS 4 
ByMiaaLoolaaHoodO 9 6 

tion for Widows 

and Orphans 4 4 

Jnrenito Association. 

Subscriptions and 

Donations, Boys 4 16 3 

Ditto.Oirta S IS 9 

Profits of JavenUe 

TeaMeettac... 19 6 
JaTcnile Addition 

to the Widows' 

Pond 7 4 

»L U«. 6d 


Xar. J. Griffin. 

B0r. W, Porter, Seerstary. 

mo S 

~... 151010 


Collected by Mrs. 

Morris 315 6 

Miss PerraU, Mis. 

sionary Box .... 4 10 


Rer. Byan Jones. 

Mr. C. Wille, Tireasarer. 

CoDection U 4 7 

AFrlend 110 

D. Edwards, Esq. 110 
J.O.LanKham.Eaq. 110 
Mr.ChariesWiUe 110 
For Widows* Fund 8 18 9 
Weekly Subscrip. 

tioas, including 

M for NaUve 

Teacher, William 

Bors 18 9 1 

Sunday School. .. . 6 11 

Queen's Square Chapel. 

Mr. H. Hooper, Treasurer. 

tion. Widows and 
Orphans' Fund 6 6 

Collection . 





Xra. Maaon 

Mr8.FeBhall „ 

Mrs, Parklna „ 

Miss Piper. 



I - 
• • 

10 f 









w.B. bhis 

G. Winters 

Misses FriendJ.... 

B S. South 


T. R. Fenwkk.... 

J. Sterens 

Miss Habena .... 

M. BotUng 

W. Sharpc. 


MUsPicketts .... 

— Gaston 

H. J. Burgess .... 

J. J. Holder 

Miss Ridley 

W. G. Dunst^U . . 

G. Crlpps 


— Palmer 

Miss Lowe. 


Frederick Gravely 
MlssM.Tuney .. 


Miss Arnold 

Missionary Box, 

Sunday School, 


Sams under 8t. .. 
Exs. 49«. 8d. ; 
mi, a$. 


Subscriptions, ite, 

Young Gentle- 
men 15 

Mf.ChiUls 10 

Mrs. EUiott S 3 

Mr. H. Hooper ..100 

Mr. Maddocka.... 10 

Mr.G. Nash 5 

Mrs. C.B.Simpeon 10 

Mr. Ridpath 5 

Mr.Thnrgood.... 110 

Mr.ThnrgoodJun. 10 6 

Mrs. Truieman. ... 10 

Sunday School. ... 8 17 5 

Missionary Boxes. 

MissGibbs 6 7 

Annie Leach 5 

LucyMeakln .... 8 1 

Mr. J. G.Smith.. 13 8 

CbapdBoxes .... 6 13 3 


London Road CbapeL 
Rer. Robert HamUton. 

Mr. W. Jenner, Treasurer, 

tions for Widows 

and Orphans. ... 4 10 4 


Rer. R. HamUtoa 10 6 

Mr. W. Jenner.... 110 

Mr.Hart 10 

Mr. Hadlow 10 

Mr. D. Friend. ..060 

Mr. C. Loveday .. 10 6 

Mr. W. Pierson . . 10 

Mr. W. Stevens . . 110 

Mrs.Shurey 5 

Coll«et«l by- 
Mr. Trowbridge .. 17 4 

Mrs. Mann 8 18 9 

MissRogers 17 8 

Collected by JuTeaile 

HerbertRix 1 6 10 

CbarksHamOton 1 19 7 

1 S 


1 IS 
3 4 

1 3 
1 5 
3 3 
1 6 
3 11 
018 5 

Oil 11 

1 1 8 



1 15 
1 IS 

7 10 

Union Street Chapel. 

Vaughan I 
., LL.B. 


William Penfold, Esq., 

Annual CoUeetion 18 8 : 

tlon for Widows 

and Orphans. ... 8 18 ] 
For Joseph Raaoa- 

maka 4 C 


Mrs.AUIn 1 1 

Mr. Cornish OK) 

Mr. Davey (3 yrs.) 3 3 

MissGouIty...... 1 

Mr. H. N. Ooulty 1 

MissGoodaU .... 

Mr. Hounaom.... 1 

Mrs.King 1 

Rev. Robt. Vaughan 

Pryce 1 

Mr.t»enfold 3 

Mr.PorUock 3 

Mr. Rutter 1 

Ditto, in Remeinl 
twance of Miss 

Gainsborough . . 1 
Ditto, in Remem- 
brance of Miss 

Good 1 

Mr.andMn. Savage 1 

Mr. Unwln 1 


Joseph Sortain, 

Cuddapah,1ndla 10 
Mr. G. D. Sawyer, 


SouthSealslands 5 
For Samoan Train- 


Native Teacher 5 


Collected by Children 


Bliile Class 1118 3 

Boys' and Giris' 

Sunday School 

ChiMren.per Mr. 

G.D.Sawyer.. 10 19 3 


Mr.Aylen 110 

Miss Bumip, 1 1 

MissM. A.Burrup 10 

R. BavIy.Bsq 110 

Rev.A.draak... 110 

Mrs. Cruickshank 10 

Mr. Dempster. ... 110 

Rev. J. B. Figgis 10 

-Maliott 10 

Mrs. J. Smith . . . . 10 
Mr. and Mrs. F. 

Tooth 8 

Mr. T. B. Winter 110 

For China. 

Mr. T. B. Winter 10 

Collected by- 
Miss Aylmore .... 1 5 6 
Miss M. A. Burrup 3 16 

Miss Pace 8 5 6 

Mrs. G.D.Sawyer 6 16 € 


Mrs. R. Dempster 10 
Smidl Sums 6 4 

Missionary Boxes. 

MissCreak 16 

Mxs.MitcheU .... Oil 6 
Exs. 13«. t 

106<. 8s. 8d. 

Total 568 3 
Leas General 
Expenses .. 18 3 7 

555 6 7 


Jas. Yallance, Eso. 5 

Miss Gertrude Val 

1 1 

13 11 

Boxes, and Collected by— 

Mrs. Oorringe.. 

Mrs. Savage 

Mrs. Sickelmore. . 
Miss Sickelmore. . 1 
Mrs. Watson .... 
WaUis Pullinger, 
Ibr South Amea 



8 1 

Countess of Huntingdon's 
Chapel, North Street. 

Rev. J. B. Figgis. 

Mr. Jas. Sayer, Treasurer. 

Annual CoUecUoa 84 4 

Digitized by Vj^^VJV IC 


Tonng Ladiea In 
Mies Jones's 
Sehool. towards 
the Malagaah 
Mission 8 


Birwiinokam. J. B. 
Wilson, Esq., fbr 


Rev. J.%utton. 

Thos.HeDns1l.Bsq. 1 1 
Mr. Richard Barran 10 

lOSrdl'siam.lst v 10 

OoUfciions»Meetlng 8 17 
Bojs'MlssionaryBox I 

Qirls' ditto 

Miss Andrews 9 

MlssOsbom 9 

Hiss Webb S 

Mrs.Akers 9 

Mrs. Hughes 9 

Exs. 7».M.j 6I.U«Jd. 


Bpeneer Street. 

Rev. A. Pope. 

Qmrterly Subserip- ^ 
tions under ds....... 



Frooeods of a SUIl 
ftt ft Juvenile 

Basftftr S 8 1 

IMlaa Pa«more...(A.) 1 1 

Mr.H.Clnrk 1 1 

Kev. T. Qreenfleld... 1 S 

Mr. BUi« 1 

Slr.Middleton 1 

Mr. Hordern I 

MiM Smith 1 « 

Mr. Green 1 

Eeir. A- Pope. « 10 

Mri. GUI 10 

8 re. Nlllfer ^.... 10 

if Kichftrda ^. 10 

Mlea M. Richards ... 10 

Mrs. Daniel 5 

Mrs.D»Tis 5 

Mr. White • S 


Suadaar School 18 

Mlea M. Fnuusis Oil 

Charles Berry 6 

Yanny Archer S 

Por Widows' Fund. 6 

Eza. t$4 Ml. Of. 8A 

Bother Street ObapeL 


CoUecUoa. fte.. lefli 
eipenses. 18«. 6 17 

Annuity of the late 
BobertFlaher,Esq. IS 


T. Snape, Esq., Treaa. 

£aonunental Oolleo- 
tton for Widows' 

ft Orphans' Fand. t S 

Subscriptions. &c. 

Rot. J. W. Feroiy ... 8 

Ker. O. J. Allen 1 1 

Mr. R. G. Beadinn... 1 1 

Mr. James Bailey... 1 1 

Mr. Snape 1 1 

Sr.Ootton 6 

r. Tiimbnll 5 

Mr. Laurie 5 

Mr. Walton 6 

Mr. Tui-ner 6 

Mrs. Halford S 

Mr. WriKht f 

Mr. Fouircs S 

Mr. Haines f 

Mr. Holland. f 

A Friend 10 

AFriaad'.!""!!!!;!!""! o 6 


OoUeeted hy— 

Miss Percy o 8 

Miss Browne's 

, Young Ladies 10 

Miss S. Cotton IS 

Miss Carpenter's 

Class 6 

Bev. O.J. Allen (O) 6 

Oollecilons 8 7 

Public Meeting s 6 

'■'notions e 

-^ S8«. Od. ; SS/. 18». 



0. L. Braithwaite. Esq., 

0. L. BraithwAlte ... 

J. J.Wilson, Ritq . 

Wm. Wilson, Bnq ... 4 

JolinSomervelI.Esq. 4 • 

JohnWakefleld.Suq. 2 0' 

Jas.Thomp»on,lJsq. S Oi 

Bd. Whitwell, Esq .. 2 

ll.M.Son)ervoU,Bsq. S o 

Mr. Uhodes S 

Mrs. Wilson S 

G.B.Orewdson.Bsq. 1 10 
The Misses Green- 
how 1 10 

Win.Wnl(efleld.B8q. 10 

Mrs.Whitwe1l 10 

Mrs. Wakefield 

(S years) „ S « 

T '' p^fesq. 10 

Eoq... 1 

.Eso. 1 

Dson. 1 

ison . 1 

nth... 1 


ett ... 1 1 


Ber. J. Wood. 

Mrs. Tait « 10 

Mrs. Bvens 10 

Mrs. Be .en u 10 

Mrs. Wood 10 

Mlssionaiy Boxes. 

Mrs. Evens -.... 1 1 

Mrs. Bourne 18 

Mrs. BagKS „. 10 

MissThorne 7 

Mrs. Oowdry 8 

Mrs. Hunt 4 

James Barrlett 6 

Sunday School 1 14 

Publle Meeting 1 8 



Her. F. J. Warrinor. 
Collection 1» 

Sabbath School S f 

rOittq. Zeals 10 i: 

Day Sehool Work ... 1 6 

Boxes Arom East 

Knoirle 1 IStt 

Ditto Monkton 

Deverill s 7 • 

Smaller Sums 1 t 4 

Sale of Arrow Boot. » 

A deceased Child's 

Savinn 00 

Interest 2 

Bxs, Oi. ; OM. te. Id, ■ 


Dtt ... 10 


10, 10 


II, do. 10 T« 

, do.. 


Collected by- 
Emily Leaver „^.^. 9 S 

I Miss M. Phelps 7 1 

'Mr.FenneU 8 8 

Master Brown It 

Oil ft 

Sunday School, do... 17 II 
" 6 4 


len ... 

i, for 

eijjdo. 1 





Mr. Reeve -. I I 

Mr. May 1 1 

Suadry Subscrip- 
tions S 14 


Miss Royee 8 1 

Miss Coombs 8 


Working Party ... 8 

AnniuU Meeting 4 

For the Widows* and 

Orphans' Fund ... 1 

Exs. 8«. ; 17/. 10«. 8d. 

10 7 
. 8 11 
hool. 8 9 
Kirkby Stephen S It 

kirkby Lonsdale ...... 

New Street Chapel, 

Kendal S 

k few Friends, for 


Colaabatoor, por 

Mrs. U. M.Somer- 

veil 8 




CoUeetions SO 10 11 

Ditto, for M'idows 
and Orphans 14 18 


Collected by Mr. H. Bow- 
man, fur Ura use of Rev. 
B. Blrt, Poelton. 

A Mr. Goor)^ Thomas 8 

Mr. B. Charlton 1 10 

Mrs. Redman 10 

Mr. John Harris ... 1 

The late Mr. Harris 110 

A Friend I 1 

Miss Picksit. 1 

Mr. Q. Harris 10 8 

Mr. T. liarHs 10 

Mrs. B., Missionary 

Box 1 

Mr«S.JefiSsry o 5 


CkHgUam Maffitrd, 


TiContflbatioiM 8 8 

Collection at Tls- 

bury 114 1 

Ditto at Fonurt U 8 

Colleoted kgr Miss 

HIbberd „.._^. 10 8 

Ditto by Miss Is. 

Combes 11 10 

Sunday flehooL... U 7 

Special for China. 

Mr. B. Hibberd 10 

Mr. R. Hibberd 10 

Mr. Johu Combes ... M 

Bxs. 12«. : 71, 18s. 8d. 



Mrs. B. Doddlngto* 1 

Kev. R. P. Erlebach 1 

A Friend ] 

Mr. Hart 1 

Miss Jnpe 

Mr. Kutter.. 1 

Mr. Sheppard 10 

Mr. Smith 1 

Mr. E. Smith 10 

Mrs. W. Stander- 

wiok -... 1 


Anna Coward 11 4 

Miss Erlebach 17 8 

Alfred Erlebach IS 8 

A Friend ..„.. S is 

Mrs. Gray 1 18 i 

Miss Green 8 6 

Mrs. J. Glover 18 8 

Fanny Galdsbrongli 1 8 10 

H. Hansford 10 o 

Susnn Jukes 8 4 

Snmuel Lai'hnm 10 

Wm. O. Lauder . 10 6 

Hiss Lon? 11 t 

Sarah Pitmaa.... 

Miss Smith IS 4 

Mrs. T.Standerwick 18 7 

Mr. ^pe 10 10 

Mr. Webb • 

Mrs. Wllmot Ill 

Ber. J. M. White. 



Bey. T. Mano. 

Mr. X. Qayton, SecretaiT. 

Annual BubscrlptioM. 

Mrs. Brown 

1 1 

Mr. W. Brown 1 1 

The! MteM r . Brown's 

Executors 8 

Mr. J. Chapman...... lo 

Mr. Gayton i i 

Mr.J.Gsytoa^ i i 

Miss Gayton..... o 10 

Mr. Gregory... o lo 

Mr. Hade.n s % 

Rev. T. Mnnn ......... s fl 

Mias Poynton o lo 

J. P.8tnncomb.Bsq. 1 l 

Miss Stancumb 10 

Mias F. Stancomb... 10 
J.W. Stapleton, Bsq. 10 
Anniversary Collec- 
tion 14 8 

For Widows' Fund,. 8 8 

MiasiotuHT Boaes. 

Mary Allen 4 

Mrs. Beasar I 10 

Mr.Brown'sServants 18 

Mrs. Canninc; 6 

Mr. Chapman 4 

Mrs. Cook 9 

A.D. FriM»d 8 

•Mrs. Tucker S 

Mr. Vincent ^ 1 

lAdies' Association. 

A Friend 

Mias Giiyton 

Miss Haden ............ 

Miaa Little 

Miss F, Btanoomb... 


1 6 
8 10 

8 4 

Juvenile Association. 
Miss F. Stancomb, Sec. 

1 6^" 7 

Annual rollection... 
CoUeeted for the 
**J«hn Williams" ^ 

School Boxes, j 

estry Bible Claas. 
Female, ditto... 


Maiii.^iVto'7."'."::;; » liI J 

Boys'Snnday School • i b ft 

• IS OGIria', ditto ...„ i • 9 

^Inflsnts' Class.... "978 

Digitized by VjLJV^V IC 

ros MAY, 186;;}. 


ScirlBg Puply, Amt 
J oanna Tarnar, In 
MAdrM SelH> 1 .... 8 

9ltto for Girls' Hl»- 
slon Sehoolt. 3f a- 
fruB « 8 

Fftmily Bozet. 

W. I. Xann aad 

Sitters 1 n 

J.F.SUknoomb 14 7 

Jowph Rnden SIC 

J. and P. BrowB. 10 

WUiieKemp IS 8 

Mtas Dawson .„».... 14 1 

Katie Oajrton 

MiM Wright 7 10 

Joanna Cnapman ... 5 
Elisabeth Franklin. 3 4 
Joa^h Winalov.^.. •16 

John Oogairen 11 

Osatribfitiona to 

Indian Famine 

Fnnd, (m* Chr«* 

nioie for Septera- 

her) n S 8 


a Bfoentenanr 

Hemorlal, on ao- 

eoont 9B 

ITS tie 

surer Street CfeapeL 

Bev. J>, Salmon. 

Annual Collection... SOI 
Bev. D. 8aliBon.A.a. 10 
Kr.B.HaiTU...A.S. 10 

Sahbutb School . 010 7 

Mrs. Rohtnaon .„... 10 
Ur. W. Wheatland.. 10 

For Widows and Orphans. 

Collected at Com- 

muuion Table 4 15 8 

Mr. and Mrs. John 

Frofls „ 10 

Collected at War Common 

Fer James Cumlsh. 

Common Sabbath 

School one 

Weekly CoUeetlona. 1 is 10 

Oroekerton Independent 

Sabbath Seho<)l 

Children. „...„ ISO 

Weekly Oflbrinirs ... 18 !• 
Mr. Forward's Mis- 

slouary Box 1 8 10 

Less Bxpenses.. o i lo 

Mrs. Lovelock. 

MrsL Fergiitson 


Xiae F. Smith 

Xros. Xarchant 


Attn Ftekard. 1 10 

XrSLOlbeon 1 ' 

Xrs. Bawltngs ~ 

Widows and Or- 

^mas „ 1 



4 6 

8 : 


a 1 


I 8 


Ber. B. X. Gana» 

J. Provls. Esq., Treasurer. 

Ladtea* Association. 

XIas B. P. Brodribb 1 l 

XlssBtttt 10 

Miss Carpenter ...... 1 U 

Mlaa Ann Curley „. f 
Xr8.0urUs 8 

jQTwiile Xlssionary Boxes. 

XiasBassett 5 

Master AiftredVardy 7 

Mtes Martin 4 

Juvenile Aseoeia- 
tlon. for theScrtool 
of Mrs. Wm. Por- 
ter. Child named 
XaiT Ann Vardr. f 

Qtris' School Mls- 
elonarr Box 18 5 


Zmo.... _. 114 7 

OoOeeted at Annoal 
J5V5pUeMeeUi«. 1 7 • 

ObllecUon after 


Do, at Anniveraury 

PnbUo B|eeyn« ... 

J. FrovlSffbr Wilton 


Annual Sobeerlbera. 

J<AnProYto.„ 110 

Xra. John FroTfa ... 110 
Mr. Jolui Barnden o 10 



Sabbath School^ 

_Boye .. „ _ 4 14 6 

DlUo, Girls 8 

Card, by Mr. D. B. 

, Harris 110 

Miss Glare's Box ... t 

'*«x 8 4 

8*. 159. 8d. 



For Widows' Fond.. 8 18 


HuU and Eatt Riding 

A. Lesett. Beq., Treararer. 

Fish Street Chapel. 

Rev. Bdward Jakee. 

Collections 48 4 6 

dHcramental Offer- 

InK for Widows 

aiid Orphans of 

Missionaries 7 10 

Lndiesand JuveoOe Asaoola- 

(Job, per Mrs. A. Levett and 

Mrs.J. Westerdale. 

Collected by Miss Boden. 

Mr. W. B. Boden ... 1 

Mrs. McBride 10 

Sums under 10s.. 1 10 

Collected by Miss Brass. 

A Friend 010 

Sums under 10«.y.... 2 16 

OoBeeted by Miss Cobb. 
Sams under lOSw..... 114 

Collected by MUs Bales. 

Miss Whtttaker 10 C 

$ums nuder 10«. S 18 8 

Collected by Miss Irving. 

Mr. W.Irving S 8 

Mrs. W. Irving 10 

Mrs. Ralph Jackson 10 

Mr. iieaton Fuater 10 « 

^ioms under 10«.....„ 8 18 

iCoUeeted by Xiae Lambert.] 

Mrs. Lambert 10 

Mrs. W. Lambert ... 10 

Miss Aston 10 

:ium8 under lOt....... 8 14 4 

Collected byXlss XucgniTe. 

Mr.Musgrave 110 

Mr. J. W. HtU 1 1 I) 

Sums under 10*. l 15 e 

Collected by Xiss Xalcolm. 

Mr Malcolm lib 

Mr. Jack 16 4 

Mr. Barnby 10 

Mrs. Jackson 10 i 

Sums under 10s. 17 

Collected by Xiss Stratten 

Scv.B.Jnkes 8 


Missionary Box... 10 

Miss Kock „. 1 € 

Mr. it. stratten ...... 110 

Mr. T, Straiten ...... 110 

Mr. J. Gibson ., 10 

Mrs. A. Levutt 10 i< 

Mrs. VL Mratten .„ 10 « 

Sums under 10s 8 18 l 


Mr.Marris „.... 10 

Sums under lOi; 2 18 2 


Sums under lOt.. 15 

AFriend at Mission- 
ary Breakfast 5 

a. I', at do. do. 5 
Mrs. B. Robinson's 

Missionary Box ... 10 
Fiah Street Sabbath 

Scholars, per Mr. 

Foster, junr. ...... 4 

Miss S. li..Tapp. Ibr 

Madavascar 18 4 

Mies M. L. Tapp, 

Missionary Box 

for UousKong ... 
Miss E. S. Tapp. 

Missionary Box 

for Hong Kong ... 7 
Eleanor Waudby. 

for Bowhanipore 

Institurtun 4 1 

Blisabeth Ljilster ... 4 2 
A Friend, for India, 

per Rev. B. Jukes 8 ( 

Missionary Boxei. 

Mr. S. Lambert's 

Children 16 

Mise Gertrude 

Stratten 15 3 

Mrs. Lamb 10 

Master O. Brtatow 10 

Master Ireland 1 7 o 

Miss M. F. Wester- 
dale 5 8 


Mr. Lambert, fur 
Nstlve Teacher, 
called George 

Lambert 10 


Mr.XcBride 110 

Mr.T. J. Poster 110 

Mr. John Gibson .„ 1 1 € 

Mr. Bolder o 

Mrs.Irvlug 1 1 

Mr. Thos. Johnston 10 6 

Mr. Wm. Johnston 10 i> 

Mr. A. Levatt „.. 8 8 

Mr. B. A. Tapp 10 6 

Mr. J. S. Thompson 10 u 

.\. Terry. Esq 110 

Mr.J.b.Westerdale 110 

Mr. It. WHbe 2 2 

Mrs. Wilbe 110 

Pish Street, for In- 
dian ParaineFund 15 15 
102i. 17». td, 



ColleetionsI 20 8 7 

Collection for Wl- 

dowa andOrphans 

of Missionanes ... 12 12 

Ladies' and Jurenfle XiS' 

aionary Association, per 

Mra. Mouat and Mrs. P. H. 



Mr.B.Wallls 110 

Mr. P. H. Harker ... 10 

Mrs. Gray 10 

dums under ias..„... 1 5 S 

Collected by Miss Jenkins. 

Mr.OHmam 110 

Mrs. Briggs. 110 

Mr. Sherwood.. 10 

Miss Jenkins 10 

6ums under 10s....„. 1 11 7 

Coneoted by Xiss S. Squire. 

Mrs. Rose 10 

Mrs. Squirs 10 

Mrs.Jackron 10 

sums under lOf. 2 8 7 

OoUeeted by Miss Hair. 

Mr.Beecroft 1 

Mrs. Wiilougbby ... 10 

Mrs. Hair -... 10 

Mr, Ra^en „ 10 

Mr. Booth 010 Ok 

Sums under lOe 8 18 11 

Collected by Miss Mansfleld. 

Mr.Fraier ^ 9 J2 9 

Sums under lOt 2 18 5 

OoHeeted by Miss Tarbottoa. 
Sums under 10« 10 8 

Collected by Miss Simpson. 

Rev. R. A. Redtord.. 10 

Miss Todd 1 ,9 2 

IIrs.Thornham.„... W 

Mrs. Simpson <> 10 

Mr.J.Osiier OW » 

Sums under lOs 1 10 

OoHeeted byMiesX. A. 

Mrs.Reinold 9 J9 9 

Mr. Kirkus 2 J2 9 

Mr. Eaton 2 J9 9 

Mrs. Dibb ~. 10 

Sums under lOs IS 8 

CoDeoted by Miss WalkSag- 

Sums under 10s. 01810 

OoUeeted by Xisa Parker. 

Mr.AHot -.„.. 115 

SuoBS under lOf....... 10 6 

Conected by Xlss Parker. 
Mr. Parker and 

Paraily 118 

Mr. Melbourne 12 

Mre.Scargont » J9 9 

Sums under 10s 10 4 

OoUeeted by Mrs. Mouat. 

Mr. S. Buck. sen. ... 1 1 

Mr. H. J. Atkinson. 1 1 

Mr. Mouat 110 

Mrs.Bowring 12 

Mr.J.O.Kldd 10 6 

Mr. W. K. Towers... W 

Mr. W. Wright 10 

Sums under los. 18 a 

Interest 10 

TheMissesWrlgljt's ^ ,„ ^ 

Missionary Basket 18 

Mias flamess. Mis- .^ ^ 

sionary Box «., 12 o 


Digitized by Vj^^^^V IC 



Hope Street OhJipeL 

Ber. H. OUerensbftw. 

CoUectlont S4 15 » 

Ladle*' and Jarenile Mto' 

•tonary Aseedation, per 

Uiu Mortar. 

GoUeoted by HUe Horley. 

Ker. J. Motley e 10 8 

Mrs. Boach la 

Mrs. Brown 10 

Mra. Gelaon ....» 10 

Same under 10*. SKI 

OoUeeted by lire. Stather. 

Mr.Jackeon 10 

Mr. Thompeon 10 

Mr. SUther „ 10 

8uma nnder lOf.. 9 14 


Mr. Anderson 10 

Sums uuder lOs. ISO 

fieT.n.01lerenebair 10 

Mr. W. Pezton S 

Mr. J. Maw i l o 

Mr. Mr. Bam 110 

Mr. ll.P.Jaekson... 10 
Mr. O. W. Boldioh... 10b 
A Prleud. per Mr. 

Uoldlcb S 

Sabbath Bohonl 8 17 

Sacrnmenui Collee- 

tton for WMowt 

Snd Orphans of 
Itssionariei 4 IS 

O. T. O., per Rer. H. 

OUerenshaw SO 

81^ 4$, lOd.- 

Salem Chapel. 

Bev. J. Slbree. 

OoUeetloae IS 15 s 


ff. W. Bowden. Esq. 10 

Mrs. T. Clarke 10 

Mies Hyde 1 o 

Mr. W.Adams 10 

Mr. James Slbree, 

for India 10 

Ditto, for Madagns- 

ear 10 

Mr. Thoa. Slbree. 

for ditto 10 

Mr.B.B. Jackson... 5 

GoUeoted by- 

Miss Hyde, for Ma- 

daicasear 10 

Mr».Thra8tle 5 

Miss B. Towers 5 

George Fowler (la 

Memory of) S 8 

Missionary Boses. 

Mrt.Hnnter 10 

Mrs. Jane Johnson 10 

Mrs. G. Smith 8 

Master J. A. Adams It 
Sabbath SchoolOhU- 

dren o is 

Ditto, for India 10 

Miss Hyde's InOuit 

Class 8 6 

Mr. Tottle's ditto ... S 8 
Sabbath SohootChtl- 

dryn, for "John 

Williams" 1 9 

Saoramental Onliec- 

tion for Widows 

and Orphans of 

Missionaries 1 is 



PaUle Meeting at 
Albion Chapel 14 8 

Afternoon Servloe, 
for the Sunday 
8oh<4arsand Chil- 
dren at Albion 
Chapel 4 8 

Hope Street su 

Breakfast at Hope 
Street 8 11 

Snrplos on Sale of 
TIekeu 1 

Oomronnion Serftoe 
at Fish Street 10 14 

For Widows and 
Orphans of Mis- 
Oommnnlon Ser* 
▼lee of the four 
Chorches „.. 9 15 

Ber.T. Hicks. 

CoBeetions SS If 

Mlsstonaiy Boxes... S 8 

sacramental Offer- 
ing for Widows 
ana Orphans of 
deoeased Mission- 
aries 10 9 

Cottlngham School 
in India 10 

H. T., for Famine in 
Travancore 5 

Mr. W. Pexton. for 
ditto so e 

Mr. W. Pexton. for 
ditto 10 

Mr. W. Pezton. fur 
China 80 

Mr. W. Pezton. for 

' "' SO 

Ser. T. Pool. 
CoUectlont 7 4 


J. Bainton. Esq 1 

A Friend o lo 

Nits Wroot 5 


^slonarvBox 1 

Sunday School Bozes A 
10<.0S.l(Mf. . 

Ooneotl<mo 910 

Suheoriptlon, by 
Mrs. Btherington 1 8 

Missionary Boxes. 

Jane Dukes o 8 

Master T. Franklsh 5 

Misses Jane and 

Charlotte Hornby 8 

Miss Mary Elisabeth 

Hornby 5 

Miss Jemima Lamp- 
loo^ 4 


Working Society ... 5 8 

Subaertptions 8 

Collection at Public 

Meeting 14 IS 

Missionary Boxes... u 8 




Mrs. W. Hussard ... 

Sunday School 

J. Huiohln,fbr the 
Rer. J. Jones's 

School. Mare 

For Widows o 


Swrn mla mL 
CoUections eu 


John Todd. Esq 1 1 

MrSwRtnarose 1 1 

Miss Todd „ 9 

R. B. Wataon.Bsq... 1 1 

R.B.Rlngrooe,Bsq. 1 1 

Mrs. R. Rlngroee ... 1 1 

Mr. T. Smith 1 8 

Mrs. Thompson (S 

years) 1 

Mrs. Shaw ,. i 

14^ Iff. 

Interest, less Bank- 
ers' CommlsslMi .. 1 IS 

800 18 

I... 18 15 

Soutk Cav0, 
Ber. J. Mensies. 
CoUeotions 6 11 

Her. J. Mensies. 

OoUeetlons 6 17 

Miss Fanny Fleni- 
ing's Missionary 

Box .^ 1 8 

Miss SllenWatson's 

ditto 10 


BsT. J. Hntchln. 
Ooltocttons 1 15 

J. Stocks, Bsq....n).) I 
Mrs. Dobson'a Box 1 
4^6s.7<l. — 

Ber. J. Hntohte. 
CoUeotions „.... 1 

11 9 


Bar. J. C. Potter, Secretary. 

Jrjr6y Moonidt. 

Ber. J. Abbs. 

COUectlon 411 8 

B«T. Si Bamsluiw. 

Missionary Basket 8 8 9 

Subscription 8 

Annnai CeUeotkHi... 7 5 8 



J. Boohanan, Esq. 110 

Kev. H.S. Campbeu. 5 

J. Chapman Esq. ... 110 

Mr. Clark 110 

Mr. W. Home 10 

Mr. Klrby 10 

RcT. J. 0. Potter ... 10 

surer St. Chapel...... 9814 8 

Public Meeting IS 7 7 

ureaklkst 6 

Sunday School Boxes. 

Rmall Sums 1 18 S 

Miss M. FrankUn... 8 

alssHllI 7 8 

iftsee Woods 8 II 

In M - morjotm Dear 

SUter ..^ 18 6 

Mr. J. ^illison's 

Family Box 9 8 5 

JurenUe Association. 

Mr. T. Beaumont ... 9 8 4 
MlssCluugU OlS 4 


Mr. F.ColFis 8 7 

Missee Klrbys 8 S lo 

Misses Taylor and 

Andrew 5 4 

Special Olileets. 
Ladies' Working 
Society. Mn! 
Addlss's Sehotd. 

Coimbaloor 88 • • 

Chtaa Schools, per 
_MlssNel»on?....^!^ 9 • 
Sacramental Ooltae- 

thM fl»r Widows .. 9 « • 
NaUTeOlrl, Harriet 

Absalom l 10 • 

Ditto. 8. B. Potter 118 • 
Natire Teaetwr, 

Whitby — 10 • 


197 IS • 
8 8 8 


Ber.B. Balgamte,8ee rstMy. 

Mr. R. Hate, TrsMiuvr. 

PnbUe Meeting 9S 1 6 

Bar Church. F 

lie SOU 8 

Ditto. United Com 


and Orphans 8 S 8 

Old Chap^ Bar. 

B. Baekhonae, far 

ditto 114 • 

Bar Chnreh. Gilt 

from Sacramental 

Fund, for ditto ... 10 IS 8 
Missionary Boxes... 5 18 1 

ar Chnroi Sunday 

School and BiMa 

Olssim.for Indian 

Tooth. Partbe- 

eamtlgr, at Mr. 

HaU'B School, 

Madras » ..:.. 10 8 8 

Mrs. Rawson's Bible 

Olaas,fbr China... 18 

Mro. Thompaon. OoQaetov. 

Mrs. Thompson ....» 10 

Mr. Hall, .... 10 

Mrs. Bali.. „ 10 • 

Mia. Prince , 10 • 

Mrs. White ...^ 10 

■•v.R.Balgaraie... 9 

Mrs.Balgamt«...^.. 10 

Florence Bnlgamle 10 • 

Mary B. Balgarale.. 10 

Jessie M. Balgarnle 10 

Dr. Morray 110 

Mrs. Bolton 10 

Mr. Ward 10 

Mr.Newham. 10 

Sums under 10s. ...... 9 8 8 

Mioses Hammond nod 
Cartar, CoUectora. 

Mr. P. Hick 10 8 

Ditto for China (D.) 018 

Mr. Carter., 10 

Mrs. Knowles » 1 • 

Mrs. Lare 1 o 

Mlssesllebden^d).)- 10 

Mrs. Rawson 1 

Ditto for Chlna.(D4 I 

Mr. Fowler 10 

B., for China ...10.) 10 
The late Geo. Raw- 

eon, Baq^ for 

Ind\a .™:.7. 5 

Sums uooer lOc..... 9 18 8 

Mrs. OroBow and Mlso 

Luntley, CoUsotors. 

Ifrs. Peacock ........ 18 

Mr. G.P.Dale 1 1 

Mr.Thaekwray... .. 110 

Mr. Waters 10 

Mr. Bodes 10 

Subs under 10s»..... 9 15 4 

Mrs. Balgarnle, OoOaetor. 

Mr. Bareman 10 

Mrs. Bareman 10 -0 

Mr. W. Rountree, 

for Schools too 

Mrs. Hansen ....(D.) If 

MissBrookfleld(D.) 10 

MlMTamart ...(D.) 10 

Miss Waterbonse... 10 
Mrs. niompsoa, f»r 

Madagascar ...(D.) 10 

U iSdAr Ball's 

Digitized by Vj^^VJV IC 

FOB HAY, 1862. 


/Box... It! 

Sams oadcr lO*....... t 4 

lfr«.PMeock, OoU«ctor. 

Xr.Bdmond 14 

Mr. Dawson 14 

Mra. Uftwson « 10 f 

Biuiii under lOt....... 6 i • 

Mra. M. Hiek, CoUeetor. 

MiuHlok „...„ 8 

Mr. M. Hick ft 

Mr.T.Blok..„..(D4 5 

Mr.Q. Hlok 10 

MIM Bodm 10 

Mr. Colby 10 

Mrs. Mctardton ...10 
* not. t 010 

Mr. Hodgson .... 
G. Leemmn, £«q.. . 

J. Meek, Esq 

Mr. W. Moore (S 


Mr. W. Pearson. . 
Rer.J. Panont .. 

By Rer. J. Paraoni— 




Ditto V.V.'.'.V 
Mr. Cattle.... 
Mrs. Sargent 
Mi«« Swaine. . 

Mm. Bnie.Oolleetor. 
W. D. 8. Bneabeiy. 


Mrs. Bute 

Mr. T. Hick 


Mr. Gray 

8iun« under 10*. 

.... 1 1 

.... 10 

.... 10 

.... 1 

.... 10 

... 10 

... S 4 

Mlsa Ward. Collector. 

Mr. Parkin 10 


.gawjar^ (D.) 10 

Sums under lOf. S 1 l 

Mro. W. T. tf iek, OoUeotor. 

Mr.Nedbf 10 

Mre. Ward „ «. o 10 

Mra.8oott 10 

&. Ttndall* fito. 10 

Mra. B. Tuidall 10 

Mra. R. U.TtndaU... 10 

Collected by— 

,„ . « „MlaaHawkln .. 

Mr.W.Whytehead 10 M*" fe*"*^ 

Mr. O. l>. HolUaa 10 5!^ J"F 

Smaller Sums 1 18 6 ^** S* Enierton . 1 

Miss KUvington'a 
CoDeetedbyMiaaAUen. Class 

Mra. Johnson.... 10 ^Jj, "j^^» '^^ 
SmaUer Sum..... 1 14 U MSfprUchctt; tor 

IMrs. Mather's 
School ^^.. 

«^.«»r«cr w.« «t^*»'*^«Jffl iM 

Smaller Sums ... . 18 4 »/.14«.M.' 

Mlaa Moore, CoUeetor. 

Mr.Sandwith Q 10 


neaa 1 1 

BeT. T. N. Jaekaon, 

FlW.j.. Z I I 

SlaaeaBottomley... l o 

ra. Flower...... 10 

Soma under 10a....... it 

Mlaa Teale. CoUeetor. 

Mr. Winn „ 10 o 

Misses Teale 10 

Sra. ttuaseU 10 

una under lg«....„. l it o 

« - ^ SU 10 

Deduct Bzpenaea. s is o 

S07IS 6 

Tork Central AnaiUary, 
Rer. J. Paraons, Secretary. 
J. AUeUf Esq., Treaaurer. 

Pnblie Meeting . . 18 10 4 
Proceeds of Break. 

ikat 9 

Natlre Teacher, 

Jamea Parsons. . 6 10 

•alem Cbapel. 

Rer. J. Parsons. 

Coltoctiona 44 1 


Mra.Agar 10 

Mr.jTAIlen 8 3 

Mra. J. Allen .... 1 11 6 

Mlaa Allen 10 

Mlaa Brown 10 

Mr.ClMhoni .... 110 

Mr. Detghton . . . . 110 

Mr.W.KUia 3 

Mr. Ford, for 

Sehoola 10 

Mr. Grubb 10 6 

Mr.GeU 110 

W.Oray,Esq 110 

Mr. Ifararore.... 110 

Mr.D.ttiU 110 

1 1 CoUeetedbf- 

I J jMr.Orey 3 17 

* " ^'iMr. Clarke 11 3 

• t o'Mr.Marthi 8 

10 iMr.^^ray 6 8 

1 , ([Mr. Blaiiahard... 4 1 
' ^ ** Mission School .. 4 10 

JuvenUe Branch.. 11 19 8 

Sabbath School .817 



Rer. A. B. Attenborough 

Mr8.Teale 1 

OCoUecUons 8 14 


Adolt Branch. 

CoUectedbyMlaa Hollina. 

The Right Hon. 
The Lord Mayor 10 

J.P.Pritchett,Esq. 1 1 
C.Thiselton,Esq. 1 1 





3 8 8 

CoUeeted at Great 



Missionary Boxes* 
0| Collected at Green 


Sunday School.... 
Rxs. &«. 6<f . ; 



Sams under io«»...:. 18 • Mr. T J. Wilkinson 10 

Mr. Colman 1 1 




SmaUer Sums . 

15 6 

Collected byUra.Robertaon 
Mra. Robertaon . . 10 

Mr. W. Kobertaon 10 App] 

" * '" ■ ' 7Welbttry 4 

SmaUer Suma . 


JppMon wake, and 

Rer. J. Thompson. 

CoUected at Meetings— 

leton Wiske 

4 18 

_ 5 


(D.) 90 
Widows ^Orphans 5 10 
Garden stuff 1 


CoUected by MlaaPritchett. 

Mra. Orarea 810 Ol 

Smaller Suma .... 004 Sacramental Col- 
CoUected by Misa ShlUtto. 

Mr. Wood 10 

SmaUer Suma.... 8 8 

Mlaa HaU 8 8 

Misa Render 8 

MissWales 18 

Mrs. Seymour 15 10 

Mrs. Jos.Gray .. 18 

MissBrown 3 1 

Missionary Boxes. 

MissSoUitt 8 

MissCarley 7 

Miss Duncan .... 8 

MUs Proud 18 

MUs A. Mountain. 2 

Male Adult Branch. 

Collected by Mr. Colman. 

J. P. B.Westheod, 

Esq.,M.P 3 

Mr. J. Bellerby ..110 
G. Colman, Esq., 

R.N. .. ...7:.. 1 1 

Friend to Misaiona 1 

Mr.HoUlday 1 

The Right Hon. 

The Lord Mayor 10 

J. Clark. Esq 10 


By Cards. 

Miss Alderson. . . . 17 11 

Mist Wheelhouse. IS 

MissRouUedge .. 15 

Miss Watson .... 13 

Miss Garnet 16 

Master RouUedge. 11 

MasterWinterbum 6 11 
J. R. BeadweU, 

Box 4 

Mrs. Trowsdale 

(3nd D.) 10 

Widows& Orphans 3 
Garden ph>duce ..10 

Knitting 13 

Girls' School 1 

Sacramental Col- 
lection 8 

Miss Nelson( Sub.) 6 

Widows ftOrphans 10 

Glrl'sSchool 10 


Rev. S. Gladstone. 

Collections . 
At Swinefleet 

Mr. Briggs 1 

Boxes 3 

tion for Widows' 
and Orphans 1 


Mra.Carter 1 

Mra. Ireland 

Mra. Muston .... 

Mr. Gladstone... 

EXS.14S. Off.; 


6 13 4 

3 3 



Grmi Omeelmm and Oreen 

ReT. W. DanieU. 

3 11 

4 S 

8 5 

8 9 


Rer. O. Richards, 


PubUe MeetiDg . 

4 8 4 
8 14 11 



1 4 


Sabbath School. 

Boys' Bible Class. 118 
Girts* Bible Class. IS 
GirU* 3nd Class .. 
Other Classes .... 
After Addresses . . 
Subscriptions by 

Mrs. and Miss 

Hutchinson — 

tion for Widows 

and Orphans . . 11 
Exs.7f . J 17/.3».10d. 


Rer. R. Redman. 

CoUections 10 5 

By - 



Collected by Mlsa 

AFriend 1 < 

AFriend ^ 

Mrs. R. Benson . . ^ 

^ Mrs. Sawer ^ 

Mrs. G. Brown . . ^ 

Miss Seeker's Box. 

Baeingwold and SMpton. 

Rer. — Humble. 

Collection, Easing. 

wold) 4 18 ! 

Mrs. WUkinson ..10 

Missionary Box ..0 5 


Mr. H.Pelrson .. 10 CoUection 1 

Mr. Pigdon 10 0| Miss 8. WheaUey's 

7 8 

Mr.Stott 010 

Mr. G.WUson... 
SmaUer Sums . . . 

_ Box . 
10 OOifU... 

18 9 



3/. Of. ^'^igitized b^^ 

SmaU Sums 8 

CoUected byMissMountain . 

Mr. Gott 12 

Mr. Mountain.... 10 

Mr. HoweU 5 

Mrs. Abbay 5 

Mrs.Burgeaa .... 5 


Mias M. A. Wood. 
Missl'ullan .... 
Miss R. Priest. . . 
MissS. E.Mlrileld 
Miss M. A. Hoy.. 
£xs.36«.; Ifil.l5s.8d.- 

LencT of the late 
Mr. John Pother- 

1 10 10 
8 1 





Rer. D. Senior. 

Mr.O.Barnby... 10 

MissDunlop .... 2 
W. Dunlop, Esq. .300 

Mr. Jackson 10 

Mr.W. Lovd .... 5 

Mr. Mayhew t 6 

Mr. NichoUon.... 5 

W. Preston, Esq.. 10 

J. Smith, Esq..... 10 

H. Soulby, Bki... 10 

Mr. Snow 10 

Mr. Sootheran 10 

Rev. D. Senior. ... 10 6 

Mr. J. Wright... 5 

Mr. Wilson 3 6 

Miss Dunlop's 

Serraot's Bos . . 18 3 
Master Hardy's 

Box 3 

A Friend, do 6 10 

Sabbath School . . 1 18 

Collections 6 

£u. 199. i l&l.U.ld, 

Market Weighton, 

Rev. — Jones. 

Contributions, less 
Bzpensea5«... . 13 6 

Rer. T. Yeo. 
Collections 7 14 

Sunday Scholars . 5 

Geo. Dowson.Esq. 3 
Gilbt.Cargey, Efcq. 1 
Mr. Hamilton .Jun. 1 
Miss HamiltoB, 

Contributions ..17 
Mr. Tesseyman . . 10 

Mrs. Ayre 10 

Mr.JenkinsonJun. 5 
Towards Expenses 13 

EXS.30. 10<i. ; 

lOf. 4«. 5rf. 

PtUete^ Bridge. 
Rer. A. P. Shawyer. 
Collections at 
Pateley Bridge . 4 4 

At Dacre 15 

Mr.G.HarkerCD.) 3 2 
Mrs.Taylor(Subs.} 1 


Misses Stobbs and 
Scaf e 1 13 

Misses Snow and 
Webster 1 5 

Miss A. Newbold . 11 
£xs. 7*. 94. i 

III. 2f . lOrf. 

Public Meeting .. S15 
Collected by Miss 
Croft 017 

RcT.T. Paley .... 10 
Mr. Stevenson. .. . 10 
MissM. Earte... 10 
Profits on Arrow- 
root 17 6 

For Widows and 

Orphans 10 

Missionary Boxes 

Miss Wilson 10 

Miss Blackburn . . 3 9 

MissHuUah 6 

MissM. J. Croft.. 9 6 

Female BibleCtoss 8 3 

Suniluy School 10 S 

Morgt. Lickley. . . . 9 4 
Mrs. Peacock's 

Children 8 

Mrs. Russel's do. 1 4 

A Friend ....(DO 10 

Exs. 1Q«. Ad. i 

16/. 16s. 10(1.— 

Rev. H. Howard, 

A Friend, by Rev. 

U. Howard .... 5 
Mr. B. Smith .... 110 

Mr. O. Ayre 10 

Mrs. Howard .... 10 
Rev. J. Parry.... 6 

Dr. Hutton 5 

Mr. J. Waitcs.... 6 
Mr.W. Waites ..050 

Small Sums 8 7 10 

Boxes and Cards. 
Anais Atkinson . . 16 
M.A.Baxter .... « 2 

Alice Brown 3 1 

Marian ClouRh . . K) 
M.A. Dobson... 14 

O. Hardiaty 1 10 

G. Homer 3 11 

A.M.Howard.... 5 
M. Lancaster .... 3 10 
Henry Johnstone . 5 

B. Lambert 2 10 

CharlesRose 5 

Misses Yates 7 

Juvenile Society. . 1 10 6 
Sunday School . . 18 

Collections 9 5 10 

Exs.lR«.6</.: 25;.13s.- 

563 6 4 
Less Expenses. .. . 31 5 t 

641 1 1 

Rev. W.White. 
Collection at Pub- 

lie Meeting 7 1 

Sunday School ... 17 
A. Twaie and £. 

Croud, Box 5 

Exs. 7«.<kf. i 7/.15S. 


Rev. N. Woodcock. 

Mrs. Hamilton ., 10 
Rev. N. Woodcock 1 
ThoB. AUonson . . 10 

Collection 3 4 

Exs. 3*. ; il. 12s. 

Rer. J. Croft. 
Collectioiis. 5 

Horton Lane. 

Rev. J. R. Campbell. 

Collections 83 

ForWidows'Fund 15 15 
Mrs. Dale, for 
Native Teacher, 
John Dale 5 

Missionary Boxes. 

Misses Campbell.. 1 
MaanvUle 4 4 

Collected by Mr. Rawson, 

Mr. Back 1 1 

Mr. J. A. Clapham 1 1 

Mr. Clark 10 

Mr. JohnOlover.. 3 3 

Mr. Josiah Haley 10 
Mr. Q. Knowles ..22 

Mr. James Law . . 3 3 

Mr. Murgatroyd. . 1 

Mr. Monies 1 1 

Mr. Rawson 8 8 

Mrs. Rawson .... 88 

Mr. H. W. Ripley 5 

Mr. Stanfleld .... 1 1 

Miss Walker 10 

JuvenileMissionary Society. 

CoUected by Misses Abbs 

and Aspinoll. 

Mr. James Abbs. . 10 
Sundry Sums .... 1 11 C 

J>M{t District. 

Rev. R. Harris... 10 

Auxiliary, per 8. 
Hick, Gsq. (par- 
ticulars in a fu- 
ture number ..1006 2 


Per R. C. Allen, Esq. 

Subscriptions and 
Donations 10 

Bradford District. 

J. Rawson, Esq., Trea- 

Sacramental Col- 
lection 1410 

Public MecUng . . 15 12 

Missionary Break- 
fast 15 18 

T. Salt, Esq 100 

G. Knswles, Esq., 
for China 5 

Ditto, for India ..500 

Ditto, for Widows' 

. Fund 5 

Collected by Miss J. L. 

Rev. Dr. Campbell 1 i 
.Mr. W. Bylcs... 1 i 
Mrs.JamesDoa^te 1 t i 
Sundry Sums — 1 1 i 
Collecterl by Mfss 

S. K. Oamett . . 10 I 
Mrs. Arroitaxe's 

Missionary Box 

8 S 

CoUected by Miss Clayton, 

Mr.J. D.Tordoff 10 
Sundry Sums 6 I 

Collected by Miss Ctabtree. 
Sundry Sums 16 

CoUected by MissDtlt. 

Mr. J.Wales .... 
Mr. W. Bunting. . 
Sundry Sums 

1 1 


Collected by Miss W. 

Sundry Sums , 

12 6 

Collected by Miss Deborah 

Sundry Sums .... 308 

Collected by Miss Oldflcld. 


Sundry Sums — 

Collected by Mrs. 

Johniionnell .. 


CoUected bv Mr. W. Sud- 

Sundry Suras .... 1 4 10 

^Ilssionary Boxes. 

The late George 

Poole's 8 10 

Anna Harriet Byles 18 
Arthur Fredeiick 


Duncan Law.. 

Probationary Class 

of Girls. Liitle 

Horton School. . 13 3 
Miss Sarah Raw- 

son's Class . 1 17 

Miss Campbell's 

Ditto 1 10 

Misses Oldfidd 

and Dale's ditto 14 
Miss Ann HiU's do. 3 4 
W. Bunting and J. 

Wales's ditto .117 
A. Smith and W. 

Sucldard's ditto 4 S 
W. Byles'a ditto. .085 
J. Wilson's ditto. . 6 11 

FoMde Branch. 

For Native 

Teachers, Jsmes 
Renoie, Thomas 
Taylor, and Jona- 
UttnGlyde .... 80 Q 

Orphan Girls in 
Mrs. Abbs's 
School, Helen 
Taylor, Sarah 
Helen Gamett, 
and Blisa Pew- 
son 710 

Ladies' working 
party, for mis- 
sion at Salem, 
India WOO 

For general pur- 
poses 5 IS 6 

163Z. 2». Ud. 

Salem Chapel. 

Rev. J. G. MiaU. 

Collections SI 

Ditto, Sacramental 5 

JuvenUeMissionaiy Society < 
111 3 

Missionary Boxes 


VaUey School 

Collected by Mrs. G. O. 
TeUey and Mrs. Mc Kean. 

Mr. G. G. Tetley, 

Daisy Bank .... 1 1 
Mrs. G. O. TeUey 10 

Bank 110 


Street 10 

Mrs. Douglas .... 036 
Mrs. Gibson. 8 

Collected by Mrs. 

Mr. Wilson 1 1 

Mr. Wade I 1 

Mr. Kenyoa 1 

Mr. Yates 1 

Mrs. Yates 10 

Mr. WUiiasoBoa . . 5 

Mrs. Mills 5 

Mrs.Tordoff. 5 

Collected by Miss Booth. 

Rev. J. G. MialL . 10 

Mr. Louis C. Mtall 10 • 

Mr. Critchley .... 050 

Mrs. Critchley. . . . 6 

Mrs. R. MiUigan. . 6 

Miss Martin 6 

Mrs. Uroughton.. 5 

Miss Lecmmg 5 

Mr.<. Harrison. ... 5 

MissCnre 6 

Mrs. Jackson 5 

Mr. Haste 6 

14 4 Mr. Crowther .... 030 

6 0Mrs.Morphet.... 4 

6 6 MiasBooth 4 

Digitized by Vj»^*^ VIC 

ton HAY, 1862. 


For NatiTe Teacher. 

Min Bmlnes 10 

Mrs. Wilier 5 

VMter Critchley. . & 

Mr. Coidtman 4 

Mr. Mc Turk 8 

Mrs. Armstrong.. % 

Mrs. Hall 2 

Miss E. PattMon. . t 4 

Mrs. Eltoft 4 

Mr. Hall (D. 3 

Mrs. Critchley's 

Children 8 

Mrs.W. SalUtt ..0 5 

Miss Booth • 2 

Collected by Mrs. Hunter CoDectiona 
and Mrs. Muff. 

Collected by the Miases 

Mr. Hunton 10 

Mr. S. Braithwaite 10 

Mr. T. Wilson. ... 10 

Mr. J. S. Cooke . . 10 0. 

Mr. James Leeminff 5 

Mrs. Lee 5 0| 

Mrs. Crossley 5 

For Native Teacher. 

Mr. S. Braithwaite 5 

Mr. James Leeming 5 

CoUected by Mrs. Ham- 

Mr. Hunter 1 1 

Mr. T. P. Mull.... 1 1 

Mrs.Muff 5 

Mr. Fisher 10 

Mr. Kemp 5 

Mr. Bentley 10 

Mr. John Hill. ... 06 

Mrs. Lund 2 

Mr.JohnThompson 5 
Mr. T. B. UUng. 


Mr. O. Akhorp .. 

Mr. R. B. HMte 

Mr. J. 8. Walker.. 

Mr. J. Stead 

Mr. 8. Cowan' 

Mrs. Htinter 

Mrs. Wainhouse 
Mrs. Harrison . . . 
Mr. O.HoUoway 

Mr. Qrohun 

Mr. T. Hunter... 
Mrs. John Fisher 






1» 14 I BcniMPark, 

Ditto.Saeramental 2 6 

Juvenile Soc^ty, Eer. J. Harrop. 

for Native «.,_.. ,. - . 

Teaeher.W.ScottlO Collections IS 8 8 

Ditto.Sacramental 8 10 

CoUected by MisaHarrison. 


Mr. B. Harrison 
vfr.N. Briggs... 
Mr. Thomas Dew- 
hirst _ . 

Mr. W. H. Milnes 10 
Mi»s Macdonald. . 10 
Sou&USums 1 


Mr«. Jomett 5 

Mrs.W. Leach ..0 5 

Mrs. Hammond.. 5 

Mrs. Hey 5 

Mr. Hale 5 

Mrs. Tatham 2 

A Friend 5 

Mr. T.P. MuA. 

Mrs. Charlton .... 


Mrs. Binrell 

Mr. B.Waogta.... 

Mrs. Oarbutt .... 

Miss Smith 

The Misses Hunter 10 

The Masters Muff 
Mrs. Eamshaw 
Mrs. AspinaU . . 

For Native Teacher. 

Mr. Hammond.... 10 

Mr. Hunton 5 

Mrs. Jowett 5 

Mrs. Hammond.. 5 

Mrs. Hall 5 

Mr. Haste 6 

Mrs. Hey 8 

Mrs.W. Leach... 2 6 

Mrs. Roe 2 6 

Mrs. Clark 2 

Mrs. Harrison. .. . 10 

Collected by Miss Calvert, 

Mrs.Platts 6 

Miss Smith 5 

*'•-''-'-' 5 

4 4 


) 5 

t, 5 

1 4 4 

It.... 4 4 

;r.... 5 


t 6 

y.... 5 

For Native Teacher. 

Mn. Knight 5 

Collected by Mias Holgate. 

Mr. Walker 10 

Mrs. Watson 10 

Mrs. Williamson.. 5 

Mrs. Harrison 5 

Mrs. Cure 5 

Mias Firth 5 

Mias Bailey 6 

MlasWilks 5 

Hits Hammond 

(half year) 2 6 

Mrs. P.Watson^do. 2 

Mr. Dawson 6 

Mr. IBingworth ..040 

AFriend 4 

AFriend 2 6 






irs. Aspi 
L Friend. 



t 1 


Collected by Mias 

Mr. P.. Rlpler ... 8 

Mr. W. Sutrljffe. . 1 

Mr. J. McCroben 10 

Mr.J. Iloldsworth 10 

Small Sums 4 6 

CoUected by Miss Savage. 

Rev. Dr. Fraaer . . 1 

Mrs. Scott 1 

Misses Scott 2 

Mr. luKham 1 

SmallSuma 1 

Collected by Mrs. H. 

Mr. Wm. Milnes 
and Family 2 10 

18 t 



0. Collected by Miss 


Collected by MlasRamsden.C^l^rtcdJbj MiM 

Mrs. W. MllUgan 10 Collected by'MJrl 

Mrs. Armitage. ... 6 Holmea 

Mra.Tetlcy 5 6W.U.W. 

Mr«. SnteAife .... 5 

Mrs. J. Armitage 5 /i«.««„,j rv.^^j 

Mrs. Stephenson 4 Greenfield Chapel. 

Mrs. Murgatroyd 8 ^^ -, r>»,r,«ninm 

MissCrowther.... 4 Rev. T. Gasquoinc. 

Miss Crossley .... 08 

ManrMay 1 

For Native Teacher. 

Mrs. H. MilUgan 
Mrs. Clapliam. . . , 

Mra. A.Ward.... 

Mrs. Carter 

Mias Fletcher .... • 

Miss Denton 

Miss Ramsden ... 


Collections 11 13 i 

C Ditto, Sacramental 2 2 4 
Subscriptions and 

MissionaryBoaiea 8 7 I 

Collected by Mrs. Baines. 

n Mrs. Baines 1 1 C 

ni Mrs. Hartley 10 ( 

oMrs.Dalby 10 C 

Collected by Mrs. Brown 

and Miss Kenion. 


Henry Brown 

Mrs. Brown l 

Walter MUligan, 

Esq 1 

Harmon MiUigan, 

Esq. 1 

Mrs. Kenion 1 

Miss Kenion 

Rev. J. Harrop .. 

Mrs. Nicholson .. 

Mr. Daviu Brooke 

A Friend 

Mr. Rowland HUl 

Mr. Denniaon 

Mr. Naylor 

Mr. Nicholson — 

Mr. David Haigh 

Mr. Routh 

Miss Ross 

Miss Jane Dibb . . 
Mias Bllen Broad- 

Mr. Nichols 



CoQeetiona 8 19 

DittOySacramental 16 6 

SubMKipttons .... 5 11 

U». 6f . &f . 


Rev. 1. Roberts. 

CoUeoUons 8 1 10 


R»r. J. Aston. 

For WOO-l. 

CoUected bv Miss Nichols 
and Miss M. £. Brooks. 

R.Kell, Esq 1 1 

Mr. Brooks 1 

Mr. J. Leeming . . 10 

Mr. T.Stephenson 10 

CoUected by Mrs. Clay. 

Rev. T. Qasquoiao 1 

Mrs. Hopkinson. . 10 

M us Illing worth.. 4 

Mrs.GiU 4 

O'Mrs. K.Carter.... 2 

OMr.Clay 1 1 

CoUections 9 

Ditto.Sacramental 1 
Misses S.E.andM. 

A. Smith 10 

Mr. Hutton 2 

Sunday School .... 2 13 


CoUections 4 

Ditto, Sunday 

5 2 

6 10 


15 G 

S}J:'?^lff" SJX SCoUected by Mrs. H. B. 

01 School '. 8 7 

MissionaryMeeting 4 19 11 
6 Misses S. B. and 
M. A. Smith. . . . 9 
OFor Widows and 

Orphans 1 11 6 

8M. U«. U, 

Mr. C.WiUey . 

Mr. Aked 


Mr. Lnwson 

Mrs. Lawson...... 

Mr. L. Stephenson 

Mr. Linton 


olRev.H.B. Creak 1 1 

Rev. R. G. Hartley 10 

Mrs. H. B. Byles 10 


Missionary Boxes. 

For Native Teadier. 
Mrs.T.Stephenson 10 

Miss Whitl^*s 

School 10 6 

aw. 19«. 4rf. 

CoUege Chapel. 

Missionary Box, 
Misses Scott's 
Toong Ladies . . 18 10 

Mrs. Harrison. ... 050 

Mrs. Hartley 17 

EUcn M. Creak . . 17 2 
22/. 1*. lid. 

Lister HUls Chapel. 

Rev. A. RusseU, A.M. 

Collections 5 17 11 

Ditto, Sacramental 2 10 8 
Sunday Scholars. . 1 12 
Missionary Box ..049 

IW. 6«. 4<l. 

Digitized by 

Rev. 8. Dyson. 
CoUections, fte.. . 15 


Rev. J. Tattersfield. 

Collections 11 7 9 

Mr. Riley's School 1 16 

CoUected by- 
Misses Sugden. 

Boynes. and 

Mrs. Walte .... 
Misses Hurd and 

MitcbeU 8 2 11 

Miss Riley 8 9 

8 17 5 



MiMBooth 17 

MiMKeighler... 1 15 
Misa M. A. Lund 1 7 U 
MiH S. Clapham 1 6 i 

HusUUey 16 4 


Add I 7 4 

MiM M. S. Pickles 12 9 
Oeorce Barton... . 19 4 
Elis. Pearson .... 15 1 

Paul Sugden 4 11 

Herbert U. Wood S ff 
ClementU Smith I i 

Mary Petty % 1 

Alice Eliershaw ..018 

Sarah Foster 11 

Collections 11 7 9 

Mr. Riley's School 1 10 

Mr. Joseph Rhodes 1 10 

17/. 7«. 6d. 

to go 
support or Pakkiam and 
MeTisaa Kelghley, care of 
Rev.Bbeni. Lewis, Santha- 


CoUectkms » 17 

Mr. Joshua Craven 

and Son 20 

Friend to Miasiona 5 
RcT. J. Qregory.. 1 1 

Mrs.Corrie 1 1 

Mr. F. Craven. ... 11 
Mrs.Townend ..10 
Mr. J. Northrop 1 
Mr. Nichol*s Class 1 
First Class of QirU 17 
Mr. George Town* 

end 10 

Mr.Jonath.Cravea 10 
Mr. John Ambler 5 
Mrs. Robertshaw & 

Mr. Kay 6 

Mr. Jonas Hartley 6 
Mr. Jonas Water- 
house 5 

Mr. HenrySptifht 5 
Mr. JohnHilT:.. 6 
Mr.JohnWUkinsoo 2 
Mr. Jos. Sunderland 2 
Mr. John Hindle. . 2 
Mr. Priestley Jowett 2 
Mr. Jno. Jowett. . 2 
Miss S. Hainsworth 2 

SmallSums 12 


Rer. J. 8. Haatie. 
Collection, Sacra>- 

2 6 


Mr. J. H. Dees.. 6 
Rer. T. Hutton . . 10 

MissLaird 2 

Mrs. Jeffrey 2 

Mr.Reid 6 

Mr. Bastbuni.... 2 

Mr. Dacre 5 

Mrs. McMUlan... 2 

Miss Yeoman ft 

Mr. J. Greenwood 1 

Mrs. Harper 1 

Mr. Wm. Tempest 1 
Mr. Tbompnon ... 5 
Mr. John Hartley 10 

Mr.Mclurk 2 2 

Mr. Johnstone ... 10 
Wm. Ackrovd.Esq. 5 
Mr.James Duncan 2 2 
Mr. Thomas Dim- 

canjun. 1 I 

Mr. Thos. Duncan 10 
Mr. J, RamsdcD. . 1 

Rev. J. S. Hastie 10 

Mrs. Thos. Green 2 
Mr. William A. 

MiUinn 1 

B. McComick.... 2 
Mr. S.H.Kerr ..OS 

Mrs. Jas. Dawson 2 

Mr. Foster 1 

Mrs.ThoB.Hodgson 1 

Mr. Jonas Lawson 1 

Mr. Brumflt 1 

T.Todd 1 

Wm. Holdsworth 1 

Mrs. 8. Blak^y ...0 1 

Mrs. Shiers I 

Mr. Wm. Dawson 1 1 

Mrs. Wm. Dawson 1 1 

Smaller Sums 4 

Sacramentel Col- 

lecUon 1 

F<» Famine Fund 5 

Collection 28 S 



CoUeetions 57 U 

Ditto.Sacramental 6 
Missionary Boxes 6 15 

Rev. J. CompatoD. 

CollectiOBS 2 8 

PubUc Meeting .. 2 9 
CoUeeted by Mias 

Compston 1 15 

CoReeted by Miss 

Harvev 1 2 

Collected by Miss 

JaneBeU 8 

CollecUd by Miss 

M.A. BuUock.. 2 
CoUeeted by Miss 

Jane Morphet ..05 
Miss Compston*s 

BibleClass Oil 

81. 17f. 9d. 

For NativeTeacher, 
John Paul 6 


CoUections . 


Mr.JohnAnderson 10 6 
Mr. Jacob Scott . . 10 
Mr. N. Abbott. .. . 6 
Young People's 


dation 512 1 

11/. 2». W. 

Windhitt Wood End. 
Collection 10 

Craven District. 
SubaeripUoM .... 2 i 


CoRections and 
Subscriptions . . 26 

For Native Boy, 
R. Glbbs. and 
Native Girl, J. 
Dewhirst 7 14 

For Widows' Fund S 2 
as/. 16*. 


balance.. 20 6 2 

Subscriptions .... 


Martin Top, 
CoUectkm 4 2 

912 15 2 
Less Expenses 16 8 

Baiifax DUtrict. 

H.J.Philbrick,Esq., Treas. 


Square Road Chnreh. 

Rev. W. Roberta. 

CoUeeted by Mrs. Davis. 

Mr. John Crossley 5 

Mr. Joseph Cross- 
ley...... 5 

Mr. Frank Cross- 
ley, M.P 5 

Mr. John Whitley 5 

Mr. Nathan 

Whitler 2 

Mr. Philbrick.... 2 

Mr. Richard Holt 

(1861-2) 10 

Mr. Blagbrough. . 10 

Mr.BUtkey 10 

Mrs. Ward, 1 


CollccCed by Miss Bates. 

Mrs. John Barra- 

dough 2 6 

Mrs. John Crossley 110 
Miss Crossley ... . 10 
Miss A. Crossley .044 
Mr. L. J. Crossley 10 
^ ^ ^ Mrs. F. Croasley .110 
4 4 6 Mrs. B.Hanson.. 5 
MissMoorhouse.. 10 

Mrs.Ordish 2 6 

Mrs. Stevenson ..110 

BIrs. Sugden 10 

Mr.Wavdl 2 2 

Mrs.Wavdl 10 6 

Mrs. Whitley, fiir 
Orphan Sdiool 
_at Yisagapatam. 5 
Mrs.WUkinson ..020 

CoUeeted by Miss Davis. 

Mrs.Josh.Croosley 10 

MlssChild. 10 

Mrs.Davis 6 

MissNaylor 10 

Mrs.IsaacPriestlcT 6 

M.s.JohnFiicstley 6 

Mrs. Ward 1 1 

MissWard 10 

Mrs. J. W.Ward. 6 

Miss Whitley .... 5 

Square Sunday School 

Miss Child, Treasurer. 

Mr. Orayston, Secretary. 

For a Native Boy, 

in Mr. DuthibePs 

, Sdiool... . 

5 Ol 

For a Native Girl, 

in Mrs. Dennis' 

School 3 

For Special China 

Fund 12 7 

From 1st Female 

Vestry aass, for' 

China Fund ... . 100 
From 1st Female 

Vestiy Class, for 

Orphan Oiri, 

Anna Maria 

Child, in Mrs. 

Deniois' School. 8 
From 2nd and 8rd 

Fenude Vestry 

Classes for Na- 
tive Girl, Fanny 

Crosslev, in Mrs. 

Dennis* School . 8 
From theTeachers, 

fbr SpedalChina 

Fund 11810 

Previously ac- 
knowledged ....m 17 11 
l»r. 9s. Id. 


Mra. Haigh, Treasurer. 

Mrs.Hargreaves, Secretary. 

CoUeeted by Miss Hdroyd. 

SoxallSums 2 

CoUeeted by Misses 

Mrs. Walton .... 5 

Mr. C. Denham.. 5 

Mrs. Cheetham .. 2 

Mrs. Roberts .... 1 4 

CoUeeted by Mrs.McKensie 
and Mrs. Priestley. 


ley 010 


de 010 

Mrs.MaUinson ..080 

MissOray 4 

Mrs. Mortimer ..040 
Mrs. Holdsworth. 5 

Mrs. Haley 10 

Mr.Gel80& 5 

CoUeeted by Miss Haigh. 

Mrs. Sloane 2 6 

Mrs. E. Hanson.. 5 

Mr.Corke 10 

Mrs. Barbour .... 6 

Mrs.Tyas 4 0* 

Mr. Wilson 7 6 

Mrs. Bentley .... 2 

Mrs. Greenwood. . 2 

BCr.Carter 8 6 

CoUeeted bv Mrs. and Misi 



Mrs. Hy. Walker . 
Mrs. John Haigh . 
Mrs. Thompson . . 

Do.'s domestie 

Mrs. Oaukroger . . 
'Trs. Joseph Oan- 



Miss Holmes .... 
Do.'s domestic . . 


Mr. J. Hartley... 
Rev. Jas. Pridie . . 


Mrs. Wayman 

Mrs. Scsirbrough . 
Mrs. Smith 


Mr. J. D.Taylor.. 












010 6 

2 6 





2 8 


Digitized by Vj^^VJV IC 

FOE MAY, 1862. 



Miss Bracken .... 1 

Mr. Bowman .... 1 

Mrs. Bowman 1 

Mr. Applcjrard 1 

Mr. Hargreaves . . 1 

Mra. Hargreavea. . 1 


Mra. Taylor 

Mrs.McMaater .. 

Mrs. Tillotaon .... 

Mrs. Eastwood . . 


Mr. Alfred Paine.. 

Mrs. Sheard 

Mr. Holder 

Collected by Mias Gi 

Mra. Greenwood. . 

Mra. Walker 

Mlas Robinson .. 


Mrs. Wm. Berry. . 


Mr. Percy 

Miaa E.Wood.... 

Mrs. Cockroft .... 

and Misa R. Crosalc 

Mra. Halliday.... 

Mrs. Wayman .... 

Mrs. Clouah 

Mrs. Stead. 


CoUected by Mrs.T. S 
and Miaa Croaaley 

Mra. Naylor 

Mr. Swingler .... 
Mrs. Priestley .... 
Miaa Birtwhistle. . 

Mrs. Smith 

Mra. Tom Smith . 

CoUected by Misses Pc 

Mr. Jamea T. 

Haigh % 

Mrs. James T. 




Mra. Dickinson . . 

Mrs. Porter 1 

Mr. Porter 

Miss Whiteley.... 5 

Mr. Naylor ..... 1 

Rer. C.S.Sturrock 1 


Mr. Jn<u Moore.. 


CoUected by Misa 

Mr. James Farrar. 1 

Mrs.Whitworth.. 1 

Mrs. Appleyard .. 

Mrs. Whitley .... 
Mr. Hodgson 

Wright ....... 

Mias Nelson 

Mias Mary Ann 


CoUected br Mrs. and 

Mr. Scarborough . ! 

Mr. Craven 

Mra.Widdop .... 

Mr. Helliwelt .... 

Mn. Holroyd .... 

Mra. MoUan 

Mr. W. Holds- 


CoUected by Misses Mo 
JohnBaldwin.Bsq. S 

814 6 
7 11 
7 « 4 



od W. 




1 18 

1 18 9 





1 11 

I 8 






1 1 

[) 10 

9 2 

1 1 




1 1 


D 10 



I 2 
1 1 
» 6 
[> 5 

Digitized by 




Mr.W.WUIans . 
Mrs. W.Willan* . 
Mrs. W. Wriffley . 
Sums under 5«. . . 
Rev. R. Skinner . . 
Ib6/. is,- 

8 8 

8 8 
8 14 

1 1 


R. Jtu^kson, Esq., Treas. 

Rev. R> Bruce, M.A. and 
Mr. Wm. Shaw, Secretaries. 

Highfteld Chapel. 

Rev. R. Bruce, M.A. 

Collections 25 15 8 

Collection at Pub- 

UcMeethkc .... U 18 11 
Wm. MaUinson, 


Sunday Sehool, 

Senior Classes . . 

tion for Widows' 

Master R. & E. J. 


aryBox 18 8 

Dogley Lane, 
Rev. J. Oddy. 

Collections aftei 
Sermons 8 10 8 

Collection at Mis- 
sionary Meeting 5 17 II 

Misses Sugden*s 
subscription 1 

Misses Sttgden'ft 
Missionary Box . 10 

Misses Sugdtn's 
Pupils, for the 
Eilucation of 
Orphan Qkls .. 1 

Master C. J. &Mis8 
M. J. 8ugd«K*8 
Missionary Box .819 
19/. 88. IM.- 


8 4 9 



Rev. R. Willan. 


Branch Sodefy. 

Rev. R. Brace, 


Mr.W.BaUey .... 

ley (8 years) .... 
Mr. Joseph Byram 
Mr.Benj.Crossl md 
Mr.Thos. Denham 
Mr. Hen.Dewhirst 
Mr. Thos. Haigh 

(Luther Place).. 
Mr. Thos. Halgh 

Mr. Robt. Jackson 
Mr. Chas.Johnson 
Mr.Wm. Shaw .. 
Mr. R. SkiUieck.. 
Mr. McSmith .... 
Mr. Joseph Smith. 
Mr. Dd. Sykes 

(Cross House).. 
Sums under lOar. . . 






OMrs. D. Chaiks- 


2 2 







5 18 6 

Ladies' Asaociatioa. 

Mrs. Batiey 10 

Mr. J. Batley .... 10 

Mrs. Bruce 10 

Mrs. Byram 10 

Mrs. and Misses 

Clifle 10 

Mrs.'ilios.Denham Id 

Misses Denham . . 10 

Mrs. Joel Denham 10 

Misses Eastwood . 1 10 

Mrs. Oooch OK) 

Mrs. Haigh 12 

Mrs. Jackson .... 10 

Mrs. Lorlmer 10 

Mrs. Matthcwson. 10 

Mrs. Robinson .. 0)0 

Mrs. Dd. Sykes . . 10 6 

Mrs. B. Stott .... K) 

Mrs. Jos. Smith . . 10 

Mrs. Wm. Shaw. . 10 

under 10« 19 Oil 

108?. 18#. 

Bnmswick Street ChH>eL 
Rev. J. Collier. 

Mr.Jas.Brierley.. 1 1 

Mr.Jno. Dodds.. 10 

Mr. Benj. Hey. . . . I 1 

Mr.Wm.MaUfnaoa I 1 

Mr. Dd.Midgekgr. 1 1 

Mr.Josh. sScbolMd 10 

51. 6», 

Rev. R. Willan 

Mr.G. Hinchliffe. 
Mr. Heniy Wim- 


Mrs. S.WImpcmay 


Mr. Wm. Win- 


Mr. JosephRiBck- 


Mrs. C. WiUan . . 
Smaller sams — 

4 5 

Collected by Miss 

Smaller sums . 

2 1 S 

Collected by Miss Maria 
Wimpenny and Miss S. 

Their own Sab- 

scriptinns 4 4 

Mr. S. Wimpenny. 4 4 

Mrs. S.Wimpeanv 4 4 

Miss Riley 4 4 

Smaller sums .... 1 14 8 

SundajCdlections 5 19 

Public Meeting ..SO 


Rev. H. HnstwidL 

Mr.Mellor 1 

Mr. Drake 10 

Mr. Piatt 10 

Mrs.M«Uor 10 U 

Mrs.Drake 6 

Miss France 6 

MissArmitagie;... 6 

MissPUtt 6 

MiasMcUor 6 

Missea France.,.. 6 

Small suma 12 1 

Collection 8 8 

W. Us. Id.— 

Rev. G. Shaw. 

Collections asd 
Subscriptions ..360 

OljdiaPeace 6 

HanahBradly.... 6 
Mr. O. Sharpens 

Senior Clasa. . . 2 18 t 

MissDawson'sClass • 3 8 
Proceeds of Chrisu 

masTree 9 6 • 

01 Widows* Je Oiphana* Fnnd. 

Collections and 
SMbacriptiona .. 4 6 


Rev. T. W. Toser. 

Collection 1 15 

1751. 1». 7rf. 

CoUected by Miss R. 


Her Father's Sub- 
scription 4 4 

HerMother's Sub- 
scription 4 4 

Mrs. Thomas 

Hawkesworth . . 4 4 

Mr.J. H. Peftce.. 4 4 

SmaUer suma .... 15 6 

Collected by Masters J. 
Longbottom and L. 

Master Joe L<»g< 

bottom 7 

Miss Ellen Bailey. 4 2 

Smallersums .... 8 II 

Collected by Miss M.S. 

Her own Sub- 
scription 4 4 

^enny's 2 2 

Other sums 6 U 

Collected by^ 

MissA.H.McMlsh 12 6 

Miss A. Moriey . . 11 9 

Master W. Dyson. 9 9 

Masters R. and H. 

Bower 1 

Miss S. T. Buckley 5 11 

Miss M. H. Wim- 
penny 5 2 

MUslonvy Bozca. 17 4 


Por WMows' Prnid. 4 
Oolteoted hj Mrs. 
Lmnb « • • 

Oolleotod ligrMr.TT.H.Walte 


1 I 

Rev. J. Cameron. 

Rev. J. and Mr«» 

Camerett 2 2 

Mr. R. Hurst .... 2 14 
Miss Siancliffe. ... 1 10 
Mr. G.Tattcrsfield 1 1 
Mr. O. Sharp .... 1 1 
The Misses Walker 1 
Mr. Dukinsott.... 1 

Mr. Q.Swift 1 

Mr. T. Hirst 1 

Miss E. Dawson.. 1 1 

Mr. Dawson 10 

Mr. W.Dawson.. 10 

Mrs. Wooler lO 

Mr. Thoraton .... 10 
Miss A. Hurst. ... 10 
Mrs. Walkington . 5 

Mr8.Saville 5 

Mrs. Sheard 5 

Master J.Cameron 5 

Mrs. Wilson 5 

Mr. J. Sharpe.... 5 

Mrs. Topham 5 

Mr.Kilner 5 

Mr.Auty 5 

Josh. Buckley.... 5 
Mrs. G. Sheard ..0 4 
Mrs. y. Barker ..03 
Mrs.Barroweloogh 2 

Mr. Whitely © 2 

Mrs. G. HeUe^ 

thwaite 3 

Miss Thornton... 2 
Rev. H.S.Albrecht 2 

Mrs. Moody 9 2 

Mrs. Hemingway. 3 
Mr. EUis, of WeQ- 

housc 3 

Margaret Jessop. . 3 

James Bates 2 

Mr.Jubb 1 

H.Marsland .... 1 

Mrs.Terry 1 

Miss Wilson 1 

Wm. Day 1 

Mrs. Beataon .... 1 
Mrs.Hardman ..0 1 
Mrs. Wm. Hirst. . 1 
Sarah Ann Red- 

fearn 1 

Ann Blackburn ..00 
Mrs.Huntoa .... 

Mr. R.HirBt 16 

MiasSUndiflfo.... 10 

Miss Dawson 10 • 

Collection, less 4<l. 7 10 
Sacramental Col- 
lection 8 

45;. 14*. 8rf.— — 

MTeXnoCMd naMct. 
Per J. Horthorp. Ei^. 

Mr. Whitehead — 

Mr. J. Lawton 


Por Native Teaeher, 

John IXmglaaLor- 

nlnsk ^ 6 10 

14/. 2s. 

For Widows* Fnnd. 15 
Missionary Boxes* 

Sunday School 14 

Mr. Bftdges . le 

MlssBruion 2 

MissArcner 2 8 

Marth* M. Postw.^ • • « 
3{. yj. 


ledged . 100 14 

DnMhury District* 

G. Blakeley, Esq., Tnn- 

Sbenezer Chapel. 
Rev. J. ShllUto. 

Missionarr Ser- 

Ju\'enfle Meeting 

Public Meeting . . 

Sacramental Col- 
lectioa for Wi- 
dows and Or- 

Young Ladies'Sew- 
ing Society, for 
Native Teacher, 
(15th year) 10 

Extendmg Mis- 
sions to Mada- 
gascar 10 

General Fund. .. . 10 

Orj^an Missionary 
Homes 5 


9 t 
5 3 

6 710 

Collected by— 


Miss Marriott.. 9 3 6 
Miss S. Oatea and 

B. Gulhne 6 4 6 

Mrs. B.Walker and 

Miss Oldroyd . . & 3 10 
Mrs. Jas. Lee and 

C. H. Clay ... 4 18 « 
Miss Cay and D. 

MiUward 2 7 Itt 

Mrs. R. Gate ..944 

Digitized by 


ros MAT, 1862. 


Miaaioosry Bosa 6 
Sabbath Scbool 

Clawrt S S I 

£». 98«. 6d. ; 
lOe^ lt«. Id. 

Rer. D. WOaon. 

ContributionR .... S 7 4 

For Widows' Fond 15 8 


SCT. R. Csthbartson. 

O. AndertoD, Em., 

J.P 77 2 9 

Mr. W. AiKlrrton 1 I 

Mrs. W. Andertoo 10 

Mw. J, Anderton 10 

Min Anderton . . 10 

Mr. E. Atkinson 1 1 
Rer.R.Cuthbertsonl 1 

Mr. C. Gold thorp 110 

Mr. E. Goldthorp 10 
Mr. B. Houlds. 

worth 10 

Mi«. Scott 110 

Mrs. A. Th<Hmton 10 
Mr. Joshua Thorn- 
ton 1 • 

Mr. James Wilson 10 

Sums under 10«.. . 3 16 
Tw© Friends, for 

Madras, per Mrs. 

Scott 100 

Master W. Andcr- 

ton's MissionarY 

Box 4 

CoUoctions 21 15 6 

Ess. %s. ed. 

87/. »«. W. 


Rev. J. A. Savafre. 

Collected by Mrs. Savage. 

Mr. T. Aekroyd . . 10 
Mrs. Broadbent.. 10 
Mr. T. BnMdbent 10 A 

Mr. Bnrnley 1 I 

Mr. T. W. Bomley 10 6 
Mr.George Ellison 10 
Rer.J. A. Savage 1 1 
Ladies' Asaooia- 

tifon 7 3 

132. 6c. Bd, 

Mr. Jeremiah Tat- 

tersfleld 10 

Mr. Joseph Tat- 

tersfleld 10 

Mr. John Tatters- 

field 5 

Mr. George Tat- 

tersfleld 5 

Mr. Enoch Tat- 

tenfield 5 

Mr. James Walker, 

Jun 8 

Mr. John BaUev. . 5 
Mr. Milton Pop. 

plcwcU • I 

Master Samuel 

Walker's Mis. 

s t>nary Box .... 12 
Collected by Miss 

Walker «nd Miss 

Annitage 4 18 10 

Collections in the 

Chapel 14 2 8 

Ess. it. Ad. : 
81/. 10». Bd. 

Lower Chapel. 

Rev. M. Howard. 

Collection e 11 


Native Teacher, 

Robert Martin, 

at Coimbatoor 

?rf1yf ar; 12 

Sunday School 

Classes 9 

Agnes E. Howard's 

Missionary Box 4 

Grove Chapel. 
Contributions 8 


Upper Chapel. 

HeckmoHdtcike Diserict. 

Rev.HenrvBean. . 1 1 
Edwin Firth. Esq. 1 1 
T. P. Firth, Esq. 1 1 
L. H. Firth, E^ 1 1 
Mrs. Armitage ..0 5 
Mrs. Samuel At- 
kinson 5 

For the Institution at 

Mrs.Pirth 10 

Mr. T. F. Firth .10 

Josiah Firth, Esq. 10 
George Burnley, 

Esq . 10 

Charles Burnley, 

Esq 010 

taipin ma District. 


sen 1 1 I 

Mr. Wi.'Ham Tat- 

tersfleld I i 

MissN. Biiggs .. 
MissE. Briggs .. 
Smaller Soma 

2 6 
2 6 

CoQeeiedby Miss E. Brook. 

Mr. Ab. Archer . 
Mr. Joseph Auds 


Miss Archer 

Miss Saxton 

MissS. Saxton... 

Mr. J. C. Brook.. 

Miss E. Brook ... 

Mr. Mark Briggs (0 

Mis5 Briggs 

Miss Msry Briggs 


Collected by Mr.a.Sazton. 

Mr. Benjn. Saxton 5 

Mr. George Saxton 8 

Mr. Nathan Bactye 2 

Smaller Sums 10 

CoBected by Mr. 


4 4 

CoRected by Messrs. II. 

lingworth and Hemingway. 

. Mr. E. Pollard... _ . 

;^*Mr. J. Land 4 

gj Mr. J. Ward, 2 


6j Collected by Miss E. Clegg. 

f Mr. Josiah Jenkitt- 

** son 4 

Miss B. Clegf.... 8 

Mr. Edmund Teale 
Mr. George Illlng- 


Mr.John Heming- 


Mr. Ben. Teale .. 
Mrs. Ben. Teale. . 
Smaller Sums 


4 8 

CoOected by Mr. 
J. Ilellawen.... 


Missionary Boxes. 

Mr*. Ben. Illing. 

Oj worth 

olMiss Sarah Ellis.. 
OjMr.W. Saberton 


CoUected byMr.J.S.Wilby. 

Mr. Ed. WIlby ..060 
Mr. J. S. Wllbv.. 4 
Miss Mary Hewitt 5 
Miss Lydia White 2 
Friends 7 4 

CoUectetl bv Mrs. WUby 

I and Miss Smith. 

Mr. Charles Wdby 
CoUectedbyMrs.How.rd.iJ}»M;„8»55^^ g 

Mrs. Hemingway 10 O'JJ'^- P^odlev^... 

Rev. M. Howard 10 0|Mr. John Orahnm 

Mrs. H. Martin.. 10 JJ'- V«^id WUby 

Mrs.W.C.OWroyd I OiMr.Wm. Jcnkinson 

Mr.Svkes I 

J!"v?yS*!. $i9 *; 'Collected by Mr. Alfred 

Mr.H. Sykes 10 0, Westerman. 

Sums under 10«. . . 2 18 8 

Exs. U. id. ; 
26/. Ss. 6d.- 

Qeorge Street Chapel. 
Rev. R. Bowman. 

Contributiona . 

12 9 

Collacted by Misses J. and 

S. Qiggal. 


Rev. S. Oddle. 


CoUected by Mrs. Oddie. 

Mr. Bennett 1 1 

Mrs. Bennett .... 1 1 

Mr. Greenwood . . 1 

Mrs. Oddie 12 

Mr. G. Briggs ... 10 

Mrs. G. Briflts .. ft 10 

Mrs.Radley 10 

Mrs.Varley 5 

Miss Greenwood 6 

Mrs.Blv 2 

Mr. P. Laycock ..02 

Mr. Alfred Farrar 
Mrs. Alft«d Farrar 
Mr. A. Westerman 
Smaller Sums .... 

Mr. Simeon Wilby 
Mr. Walter BilldUr 

Two Friends 

Smaller Sums .... 

Collected by Mrs. Hey and 
Miss Saxton. 

Mr. John Hey . . . . 

Mrs. John Hey . . 

Miss Saxton 

Mr. Josh. Pickard 

Smaller Subds 

Collected by Misses Smith 
and Emmerson. i 

Master W. Uor- 
suen 1 

Boxes in the Snnday 

Messrs. Bennett 
and Saberton's 

Class 2 4 

Adult aass (Male) 112 
Mrs. Oddie's and 

Miss Ellis's Class 1 2 
Girls' School . . . . , 16 

Infaxt Class 4 

Boys' School I 

Collection 2 18 

Donation, per Mr. 
Bennett 18 

Mrs.ChadwIck .. 
Mr. ShepherdMMi 

Collected by MisB Ellis. 

Mr. PhUlp Ellis.. 2 2 

Mr. Joseph Ellis. . 1 1 

Mr. Eli Ellis 1 1 

Miss Woodhead . . 10 

Mrs. Eli Ellis .... 5 

MissElHs 5 

Miss S. EUis 5 

Miss E.S.Ellis.. 4 

Q Mr. Waiism Dews 2 

a! Miss Emmerson.. 2 

Miss Smith 2 

Smaller Sums 6 


Motkerham Diatfioi. 

. Tates, Esq.,TMaaiiMr. 



Annual SnbaorRiers. 

Collected by Mrs. Tyte. 

Mrs. TumraoDd . . 1 

Mrs.Trte 1 


Mr. Booth 

Mr. Snow • 

Miss Crow 

Mr. Anderson. ... 

Mr. Bell 

Mrs. Robinson ... 

Mr. Newborn .... 

Mr. Justice 

Mr. FretweU .... 

Mrs. Lawson .... 

Miss Walker 

Mrs.Littleweod.. • 

CoUected by Misses Soott 
and Saxton. 

Miss E.IItingworth 

Miss Grace Scott 
Miss Marv Saxton 
Smaller Sums .... 

CoUected by Mn. Jiqaea. 

Mrs.Middlemias 9 B 

MissGreen 6 

Mr.J. Snaw 4 4 

Mrs. Jaques 5 

Mrs. Bronghton.. 6 

CoUected by Miss Leech. 

Mr. Hutchinson. . 13 
MissMaulden.... 10 
Mrs. Barton 4 

Digitized by ^ 




Mrs. Kitchen .... 4 
Mra. J. Walker ..040 
Mr. Hughs 2 

Collectod by Miss Justice. 

Mrs.'O. Clark.... 5 

Mrs. Harper 4 

Mrs. Justice 4 

Mr. D. Justice ... 4 

Donation 10 

Collected by Miss Atkinson. 

Mr.Middlemiss.. 10 

Ditto (D.) 10 10 

Mr.Clark 7 6 

Miss Farmer 4 

Mrs.Fisher 4 

Mrs. Hewlett .... 2 

Mr. J. Fisher .... 9 

Mr. White 2 

Miss Atkinson.... 4 

A Friend.... (D.) 5 

Master Edmondson 2 11 
Miss Atkinson. ... 1 10 
Thomas Ibotson. .025 
Eliu. Nicholson. . 8 6 

Collections 27 17 4 

Small Sums 8 2 

Exs.18*.; ill.Us. 

Masbro' Chapel. 
Rer. I. Vaughaii. 

Anniversary Col- 
lections 60 19 6 

Mlisionaiy Boxes. 

Miss Laura and 
Constance Beat- 
son 6 10 

MissFerot 2 8 6 

Mary Watkins. ... 10 6 
LTdinand Hannah 

TiWesly 6 

Sunday Scholars. . 6 10 
For Widows* Fund 8 15 
80/. 2*. 6rf. 

Contributions.per Students 
of Rotherham College, 

RatDtnarah 10 

Kitnberuforth 7 10 9 

Greatbro* 8 17 8 

Wincobank 8 16 11 

SwiTUon 1 1 


We»t M9H<m» 

Rev. J. Boyd. 
Contributions .... 5 10 2 
ForWidows'Fund 17 8 
6«. 7«. 6<f . 

Rev. J. Wesson. 

Public Meeting ..814 
Missionary Boxes 9 10 

8/. lis. 2d. 

157 8 5 
Lets Expenses 2 15 O 

154 13 6 



Lair Gate ChapeL 

Ladifs' Working 
Society, per Mrs. 
Montgomery ..600 


Rev. W. Mitchell. 

ForWidows'Fund 8 

A Friend to Mis- 
sions 8 


N.B.-Tbe ftiU particu< 
lars of the contributions (>t 
our Friends in Wales will 
be given in the Welsh Re- 

Rev. D. Davies, Treasurer, 
Aberytttoith. Rev. 

J. Saunders .... 6 9 10 
Cappelwig. Rev. 

Hiomas Roes . . 6 10 5 
Maeyiygroes, Rev. 

T.Rees 5 11 

Tynygtondwn. Rev. 

^.Phillips 8 4 

Ffaldybrenin. Rev. 

H.Jones 7 12 11 

Bethel Tttlybont. . 81 19 7 
Uanbadam. Rev. 

B.Rees 5 8 

Lampeter. Rev. 

D.Davies 19 

Horeb 10 8 6 


Rev. R. Thomas 4 8 8 
Petty Cae. Rev. J. 

M. Pnrtherch . . 10 17 6 
Nenaddhoyd. Rev. 

W. Evans 88 17 8 

Bethetda. Rev.D. 

Jones 6 11 8 

IJechryd, Rev. R. 

Mori^ 16 2 6 

Cqppel Mair. Rev. 

iianl.Davies . 28 8 7 
Clnrach. Rev. R. 

W.Roberts .... 17 
Hope. Rev. D. 

Jones 1 12 8 

Sttron. Llangtciry' 
/on 10 6 

Netcctutle Bmlyn. 

Ebeneser 12 15 

CapelEvan 6 18 11 

Bryn Sion 7 19 

BvDlchyproen 2 9 

Hatoen. Rev. J. 

Williams 14 18 9 


Mission. 28 
Expenses 19 

29 9 

188 17 2 


WeUh Atucillary, 

Rev. D. Bateman, Secy. 

Revs. Davies and Bateman. 



OUtndtar, Rev. J. 


Ford. Rev. D. 

Jones (for I860}.. 
Ditto, .(for 1862).. 

10 16 
9 14 

17 1 


Griffiths ft 

ft Evans 

Rev. J, Williams 
Carvan. Rev. L. 


Hebron. Rev. S. 


Nebo. Do 

enygroes. Rev. 

D. Jones 


St. David*8 

Silo, Rev. R. Per- 

Maendochog, Per- 

gamut. Do. . . 
Tyrhot. Rev. R. 
. Morgan 

2 8 
1 8 

11 8 

9 7 

6 16 

18 15 


5 8 

7 2 

5 8 


Berea. Rev. T. 
Jenkins, M.A... 6 18 
rynberian a Ve* 
lindre. Rev. E. 
Lewis 38 

LlandOo. Rev.B. 
James 6 

Newport. Rev. J. 
O.Morris 1111 

KM>e for 

Mission 15 8 
Expenses. 10 

15 10 

178 7 

I Subscriptions. 
Col.Bonette lie 
William Owen, Esq. 6 
. John PhiUips,Eaq. 10 6 
^ UUIe Haven Chft- 

pel 8 4 

Exs.8f.; IZLlt.lOd. 

CoUectioB after 

Sermon 1 5 € 

Do. after Prayer 

Meeting 10 4 

Sunday School Box 14 6 

flth'sBox 18 6 


BetheMda. Rev. D. 

Qrifllths 5 9 4 

UandytUio. Do. 2 12 9 

English AnxiUaiy. 

Mr. Alfted Beynon, Treas, 
Rev. Jas. Williams, Secy. 

Rev. T. G. Stamper. 
Collections after 
Sermons and 
Public Meeting. 14 14 4 

Missionary Boxes. 

MasterBird 16 

Miss Prudence 

Bowen 8 

MissCodd 10 8 

Miss Margaret 

Evans 110 

Miss Maddocks . . 1 18 6 
Miss Jessie Pratt.. 16 6 
Miss Anne Richards 3 6 
Master George 

Sales 010 6 

Master Chaiiea 

Sales 6 9 

Sundav School 15 

Miss Ward and 

Miss Rogers .... 6 17 
Miss Ward's Young 

Ladies 10 

Collected by the Treasurer. 

Mrs. fieynon 1 1 

Mr.A. Beynon ..110 

C. W. Bowen, Esq. 10 

Mr. J. Bennet, 
Wolfidale 10 

WiUiam Davies, 
Esq 110 

Messrs. Greenish 
and Dawkins . . 10 

Mr. William Lewis 110 

J.LI. Morgan, Esq., 
M.D. .. 6 

J. H. Philipps, 
Esq,,M.P 2 2 

RevTj.H. A. Phi- 
lipps, M.A., PIcw 
ton Castle 8 

William Rees. Esq. 2 2 

Mr. Charles Sales. 10 

Rev- T. G. Stamper 2 2 ~ 

Mr. Matthew Whit- 
tow 10 

William Williams, 
Esq 110 

William Walters, 
Esq., High St.. 6 

ExsT27«.6tf.; 542. 4«.— 

Albany Chapel. 
Rev. James Williams. 

CollecUons 4 U 17 

Sunday School . . 15 6 

Miss James 12 

MissPhcebeThomasO 6 

MiM B. and M. 

I Williams ...... 6 4 

Rev. J. Lewis. 
Henllan and RMet- 

tyrdu 17 8 6 

Lanboidy 617 6 

Bxs. 2«. 6rf.; 


Rev. C. Owion. . . . 10 

John James, Esq.. 10 6 

Oeonte James, Esq. 1 6 

Miss James 10 

Mrs. Roberts, late 

ofStuddolphHaU2 2 6 

Essex Evans, Esq. 10 

A Friend 10 

Mr. Lile 10 

Mrs. Jones 6 

Miss P. Symmons's 

Box 16 1 

Master Oecwge 

Beddoe'sdo 8 1 

Sunday School 

Boxes 2 7 1 

Public CoUections 5 4 1 

Exs. 17/.10». 

Rev. J. Honis. 
E. B. Soden. Esq. 10 
Mrs. Lewis Green- 
way 10 

Collection at Pub- 
Uc Meeting .... 4 6 9 

Missionary Boxes. 
Sunday School. ... 8 18 7 
Benjamin Lewis.. 15 
E.W.Morris .... 10 6 

Msry Lewis 6 8 1 

Elisabeth Phillips. 8 3 
M. M. Bobbin. ... IS 
M. A. Reynolds ..067 

Ann Lloyd O 4 8 

JaneMorris 2 9 

Mary Morgan .... 8 1 
John M. Jones... 8 4 
John Thomas .... 3 

JohnUoyd 18 

Bxs. 6s.; iil.U. lOd. 

AuxUiary Society. 

Rev. W. Roberts, Brecon 
College. Treasurer. 

Rev. J. Stephens, Brycii- 
goed, Secretary. 

Tretovoer 1 ID 

Cwmrkot 1.0 10 

Uangynidr 2 4 

Aber... 19 

Tredvatan 116 

Uanwrthwt 16 6 

Talgarth 2 18 10 

Cerrigcadem .... 19 

Gtoenddtor 10 

BreeV 8 4 

Rhayader 18 9 

Uamortyd. 1 18 7 

Digitized by 


poa MAY, 1862. 




Merthvr-C]fnoff . 



CwmemnUuU ... 




^Treleeh. Rock 
Ouwd, Rev. J. 

WmUmis 85 8 8 

Do., PenyboDt, Rev. 
W.M. Davie*.. 6 8 6 

MiMion.. 8 
EzpcnMt. 8 6 

51 8 4 

47 14 10 

Brynmatcr^ Rer. 

w. Thomu .... 864 
Uangatiock^ Rer. 

B.Watkin 5 8 

Per Mr. J. Jones. 
Troedrhitodaiar.. 3 17 6 

Beulah 1 10 10 

Olewidd a 6 S 

Ctv^lpRMo* .... 18 ^ 


Upper DirUion. 

J. Piytherch, Esq., Llan< 
dilo. Tieasorer. 


lefaem, Rer. J. 

Dat1» 7 9 9 


Rer. W. Jonei . 4 16 10 

Rer. J. Griffiths. 1413 6 
Mito, Rer. D. 

Hennr 1 18 6 

€kmell»futc, Rer. 

ReesRees 8 11 6 

My4^ai 10 

Hermon, Rer. D. 

Jones 417 1 

Uanaadwm, Ebe- 

neser 1 10 5 

Do. Carniel 15 1 

€ytM» inn, Rer. J. 

Daries S 19 6 

Owtmre, Rer. W. 

Tnomas 6 14 7 

7Viftor,Rer.E. Jones 2 10 11 

Uangadoek 1 18 8 


Brans 1 17 

Do., for 1863 .... 1 8 

Salem. 1 14 9 

Aberglyncothy . . 3 19 7 
lAanHilOt Taber- 
nacle 14 16 

LUmurthnev ... 2 14 8 
Crugybar, Rer. E. 

Jones 9 7 9 

Abergorlech 3 19 10 


PenygrotBf Rer. 
D. Heniy . 

Mil 6 
Less, for Home 
Mi^on 6 10 

Cufmarthen District. 

Mr. J. Lewis, Treasurer. 

Uanyhrei. New 

Chapel, Rer. W. 

James 8 8 

Pen$ul 14 8 

Bamako Rer. D. 

Erans 4 10 

Panteg^ Rer. D. 

Dariet 8 13 

Blaneycoed, Rer. 
W.M. Daries.. 

^ . 7 5 


J.Jerrls 3 6 7 

BtolchnewytU and 


w. Thomas .... 9 IS 8 
BryneiMM, Kitrhe- 

din. Rer. J. 

Williams 2 18 7 


B. Erans 18 8 

KidwiilyundSardi* 4 8 2 
Prom theExecutori 

of the late Mr. 

HoweU HoweUs, 

Carmarthen — 10 

Street, Rer. W. 

Morgan 8 6 6 

Do., Lammas 

Street, Rer. H. 

Jones 8 1 6 

Abergyjyly. Rer. 

D.Jones 4 6 8 

130 15 

Uanelly District. 
Rer. D. Reea, Treasurer. 

Brynteg LUtnon, . 16 10 
Bethlehem, Rer. 

S. Thomas 11 12 6 

Bethania Urnion . 1 10 
LUtnelly Canel Ala, 

Rer. D. Rees 20 

/?<foa,Rer.T.Dari8 4 11 4 

- 1 18 


Nazareth, Rer. D. 

1 4 B 

Ebenezer, do 15 7 

43 8 8 
Deducted for 
Home Missions. 7 


Rer. W. Thomas. 

Zoar 4 14 7 

Bethel 5 8 4 

Rer. W.Thomas.. 15 



Abercwmboi. Rer. 
W.WllUams.... 10 

Cwmbach. Rer. 
J.Morxan 4 8 1 

Ebeneser. Rer. 
W. Edwards.... 20 

Bethania. Moun- 
tain Ash. Rer. 
T. Llewdyn . . . . 17 

Hirwaun. Nebo Chapel. 

Foreign Missions.. 13 

Colonhddo 10 

Irish do 10 

Colonial do 10 

For Bnelish Con- 
jcregauonal Cha- 
pels in Walea ..600 

SUoa, Rer. D. Price. 

For Fordgn Mis- 
sions 10 18 

Jewish ditto 3 

EnKlish Cause in 
Wales 10 

Exs.30j.6tf.; 32/.13«. 

So*r,Rer.S.Darieflll C 


Mr. P.P. Carrel, Treasurer. 

Charles Street. 

AnnualC<^ect{ons 10 7 S 

Sunday School 
Boxes 8 9 5 

8 Family Boxes . . 15 

Subscriptions.... 4 10 

Splott- lands Sun- 
day School, and 
Boxes,fer Mada- 
Itascar 13 6 

Widows' and 

Orphans' Fund . 8 9 

Interest 6 8 

Trinity Chapel. 
CoUectidns&Boxes 8 6 11 

Ebeneeer Welsh Inde< 
pendent Chapel. 

Collections and 
Subscriptions .. 8 6 8 
46/. 3«. Id.- 

Mount Stuart 
Welsh Indepen- 
dent Chaprl, per 
Mr. T.B. Erans 5 


Rer. J. Hughes. 

Bethania 4 

Home Mission. .. . 8 6 6 

Gwemllwyn 5 6 

Home Mission 8 15 6 

16/. 1«. lltf. 

Brvn Sion. Rer. 
D. Roberts. CoK 
lection 4 10 

For Bnfdish Cha- 
pels 1 10 



Carmel. Rer. W. 

Morgan 1 16 1 

Saron. Rev. W. 

Waikins 1 10 1 

Merthyr TydviL 
Bethesda. Rer. 
R. Q. Jones.... 6 8 

Pantteg. Rer. P. 

Griffiths 3 7 6 

AlUwen. Ditto.. 4 7 7 
Mynyddback, Rer. 

J. Daniel 13 

Morritton, Horeb. 

Rer. T. Daries.. 8 14 7 
Ditto. Libanus. 

Rer. E. Erans . 13 7 4 
Baran. Rer. T. 

Daries 14 3 

£/a>}^<eXrl. Csrmel 1 4 8 
Clydach, Hebron. 

Rer. R. Owen . . 6 13 3 
Gtais. Zion. Rer. 

E. Owen 1 14 8 

Ourruu 3 6 9 

Cwmavon. Zion. 

Rer. B. RoberU. 1 14 6 
Felindre, Rer. J. 

Daniel 10 

CtomUytifeU, Rer. 

R. Price 6 

Neath, Zoar .... 6 3 lo 
Do. SununerAeld. 

Rer. J. Roberts. 8 8 10 
Cadle. Riiif, W. 

Humphreys .... 1 13 
Brynteg. Ditto.. 119 
Cwmburla. Ditto 10 
Pontrhydyfen. Rer. 

D. Jones 6 

Pentre Estyll .... 4 13 8 
Landore. Siloh.. 48 1 

Appropriated as follows :— 

Bible Society .... 5 

Home Mission — 8 10 

Colonial ditto .... 8 10 

Irish ditto 8 10 

London Missionary 

Society 88 10 1 

49 1 

Western District. 

Rer. E. Griffiths, Swansea, 

Ebeneser. Rer.T. 
Rees 26 8 

Giliea. Rer. R. 
Price 6 5 

Sion. Rer. J. Da- 
ries 10 

Penclatodd, Rer. 
J. LI. Jones ... 3 6 5 

Three Crostet. Do. 8 17 5 

Briton Ferry, Be- 
thesda 6 18 

Cvomauon, Be- 
thania. Rer. W. 
Thomas 1 1 

Wftenttrlwydd. Sar- 
dis. Rer.J.BeranOlO 3 

ZJttnmmlet, Be- 
thel. Rer. J. Reea 4 

Gower. Lady Bar- 
ham's Chapels, 
Immanuel and 
Mount Pisgah. 
Rev. W. J. Ford 

Maeateg, Zoar. 
Rer. J. Jones . . 

6 11 3 
8 8 

Deducted towards 
EnglUh Chapels 
in Wales 

171 3 9 

Towards Colonial 

Missions 6 

Do. Home Missions 5 

Do* Irish Missions 5 

Eastern District. 

D. Powell, Esq., Treasurer. 

Rer. W. Griffiths, Sec. 

Pontypridd, Sardis, 
Rev. H. Oliver, 

B.A 7 

Uanharan and 

Treves 6 3 8 

Groeewen 7 

C^fhcoed'y Cym^ 

mer Merthyr .. 13 
Bridgend, Taber- 
nacle, Rev. J. B. 

Jones, B.A 8 7 fi 

Glandurr 15 

Glantagr, 16 6 

CuMteUau 16 

Rhicoa 8 8 

Penderyn 4 8 

Penhoelgerig .... 4 6 

Lkmharg 10 

Digitized by ^ 




Maendy 1 

Taibftch ' " 

JIaesteff, Si7o7* 
Llangynnyd. . . . 




Bronlltayn .... 
BrynmenyrC. . . . 
Bethetda yfro. . 




Caerphilly — 
Trestmon, Cam, 



Less Expensei 


tion, & Expeni 


To Enfclish An 


33 15 
1 9 
8 4 

1 7 

a 8 

2 11 
2 1 
1 5 
4 7 
" 6 




2 10 10 
15 4 

17 11 

1 14 4 
14 S 

4 10 

lils 3 



Rhe*-y-Cae 2 10 

Salem 13 

Soar 1 

Jerusalem 6 

Nannerch 10 

BapilU, Rev. Wil- 
liam Evana 18 

Sion 18 

Mostyn . Rev. Hugh 

PUKh 1 8 

Nevmarket, Rev. 

Robert Parry ..0 7 
Horeb Dvserth^ 

R2V. L. Everett 10 

18G2) IS 

Penuel. Rev. 11. 

Rees 110 

Caergwrle 18 

JVyddgntg, Rev. 

Isaac B^les .. 12 

61. is. 

English Aa 

H.H.Vivian, E» 


H.J.Bath, Esq.. 1 1 
H.K.Eaton, Esq. 1 1 
Public MeeUng ..SO 
77. is. 

Castle Street Chapd. 

Per Rev. W. Jones. 

Rev. W. Jones. .. . 10 

Mr. Oorvin 5 

Mrs. Davies 2 6 

Mrs. Phillips .... 5 

Ditto. Box 8 

Mrs. Toms's.ditto 5 6 

Mr. Borland 5 

Mrs.Cavil 6 

Mr. T.Jenkins ..050 
Mr. O. Davies .. .. 2 

Miss Jones 5 

MissL. M.Jones. 5 

SundavSchool Box 8 15 

CoUecnonatChapel 7 

21 ire 

Less Expenses. . 16 
20 16 

Burrows Chapel. 
Rev. J. Wliitby. 

Collection atChapel 6 3 
W. Voss, Esq. (2 

vears) 2 2 


(2 years) 2 2 

Burrows School ..800 
WrclifTe School ..088 
Collected by Miss 

Bevan 1 10 

Mrs. Whitbv's 

Bible Class .... 16 7 

Mrs. Rees 10 

Mr. W. H. Whitby 10 

Mr. Danl Whitby 5 

Mr. R. George. ... 026 

171, is. M, 

>n, Esq, 

3 8 9 

Chapel, Rev. J, 
Jenkins 13 5 

andC. D.William- 
son, Esq. 7 2 4 

Exs.lOd .; 28/.19«.8</. 

Rev. R. Evans. 

Ebenezer Chapel. . 2 2 1 

Alpha ditto 10 

A. &J.DickinMm, 
Box 3 8 

Per CD. William- 
son. Esq., and 
Ucv.R. Evans.. 7 10 
10^ 6f . id. 

34 6 


Flintshikb Auxiliabt. 
Rev. I. Harries, Treasurer. 
Rev. H. Pugh, Secretary. 


Wrexham^ Rev. R. 

Williams 2 IS 

Wem, Rev. W. 

Lloyd 118 1 

Uanarmon. Rev. 

J. M. Ellis 2 8 5 

Colwynt Rev. W. 

Parry 10 8 

Lfatuanan, Rev. 

J. Bowen 5 6 

Rhtn 4 2 

Llandegle, Rev. S. 

Evans 2 16 9 

Rwlch Givyn, do. . 17 1 
RhoaUanerchrugog 5 13 
RhosmedrCt Rev. 

B. Thomas...... 17 


Rev. E. Owen . . 8 IS 

PentTifoelas 4 7 

Llangollen^ Rev. 

E. Evans 2 14 

Denbigh^ Rev. B. 

WiiUams 26 10 

80/. 0«. 7d.- 


Abergele t Mr. J. 

Parry :D.) 1 

Ruthin. Pehdre 

Chanel, Rev. R. 

E. Williams .... 8 5 


Mr. W. Anwyl, Treasurer. 

Rev. C. Jones, Secretary. 


Per Rev. T. Davies 3 10 
Thomas Davies, 

Esq (D.)IOO 

Mrs. Anwyl 10 


James Jones 

Llanelltydj per 

Rev. C. Jones . . 
Ditto, per Rev. II. 




Rhydywemeut per 

Rev. H. Ellis . . 
Jberll^eni, per 

Rev. W. Rees .. 
fiato, per Rev. J. 


Uandderfel^ per 

Rev. M.D. Jones 
Peny street tTraws- 


Bettws Gwerfil 


Tovjyn^, per Rev. 

Jas. Thomas. .. 
Brithdir. Rev. R. 


Llandrillo, per Mr. 

T. Davies 

Penygraig Corris^ 

per John Owen.. 
/(»v«afem,per Mr. 

J. Roberts 

GnniftDyd, ditto . . 
Silo, Uan/achrHh 
Bb^nexer^ Trows- 


Uanegryn,'^pee Mr. 

Evan Rowland. . 


1414. lU. id. 

5 12 
8 6 4 
8 5 


1 6 
8 1 
8 8 

2 6 
• 1 
2 6 

8 4 

1 10 7 

Rev. E. WilliaaM. 

Maentvnrog. per 
Rev. J. Jones .. S10 U 

IMiias Diatetct. 

Dugoed 115 6 

Tt^olog 1 14 1 

Cyvxtrch 1 5 S 

Cwmcewydd 2 4 11 

CeHst S 17 6 

Dinas S 1 4 

Pennant O 12 

LlanercMydd .... 12 
Exs. lOd.: 
18/. 18f. 7d. 


PenaL per Mr. M. 
Davies S 10 6 


Betbania, Rev. D. 
LI. Jones 9 10 

R.Thomas 7 8 2 


Mr. J. Hughes, Carnarvon, 

Rev. W. Ambrose, Portma- 

dodc, and Rev. D. Roberts, 

Carnarvon, Secretaries. 

Abererch.^et Eev. 

E. Morris & 8 2 

C%tW/o9, ditto . . .17 
Abersochf per Rev. 

D. Jones 2 16 2 

Btdcktoeyn, ditto 1 19 1 

Capet-mwydyiiitto 1 12 2 
Amamit per Rev. 

W. OriiBth 1 12 6 

Bethmaaca^ditbo . . 17 
Bangor^ per Rev. 

R.Thomas 24 8 7 

Betkelt per Rev. 

D.Griffith 5 8 

Bethesda 20 7 

Betttos-y-eoed 111 8 

Beulah 13 1 

Boninewyd S 1 2 

Basra*, per Rev. 

T.Edwards .... 10 
Carnarvon^ per 

Rev. D. RoberU 20 17 4 
Carmely per Rev. 

E.Stephen .... 3 9 
CapeUhclygt per 

Rev. D. Jones .808 

Rowlands 8 9 

ContPtn/y per Rev. 

J. RoberU 8 10 6 

Cwm-y-glo 1 10 

Ditto, (ltj61) 4 

Dotyddelen 14 G 

DwygyfylcM .... 7 1 
j;60»e«rer,per Rev. 

T. Edwards .... 8 IB « 

FoelTryfau 8 5 

Goshen 9 9 

Benrhyd, per Rev. 

J.Rowlands.... 4 10 3 
lAanaelhaiam ,per 

Rev. E.James.. 1 8 10 

IJankeris 9 8 

Lianiettyn, per 

Rev. R.Rowlands 17 10 
Uanrugy per Rev. 

G.Thomas 19 7 

N€ueareth;ttex R«r. 

J.Morgans .... 10 2 

Wmlams 4 1110 

Penmaenmavor .. 9 16 7 

Penmorfa 8 18 4 

Pentir 9 8 

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TOE MAY, 1862. 151 

Pe«-y-dv««#, per 
Rev. E. Evans.. 

Pisgah, ditto .... 

Portmadofk and 
Mor/a Bycharit 
per Rev. w. Am- 

PwUketp] "per Rev. 

P. HowelU 

5o/«m, per Rev. J. 




Shilohf per Rev. 

D. Griffith 

2Vift<w, per Rev. T. 


RAotlan, ditto .... 



Llandudno^ per 

Rev.R. Party .. 
Druu-yCoed, per 

Rev. E. Jones . . 


Balance m Trea- 
surer's hands . . 

Borne Mission,&c. 


PerC. R. Jones, 










Lianaantffraid .. 


Llanbaieod Petty- 

bont , 




Braichpwain .. . 


Pont Robert 



JertuMen , 











Expenses .... 



Auxiliary Sod( 
Mr. Geo. KJhk, 1 

Wm. Leslie, Esq.. 
J. Matthews, Eiiq. 
Hugh Ross, Esq.. 
Mr. and Mrs. Nefl 

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Locbee Sabbath 

9 5 

Dunkeld, per Mr. 
J. Scott.Monthly 
Prajer Meeting. 1 

A Few Frienda . . 1 
V. — 


Auxiliary Society. 

PcrMr.W. F.Watw 

John Hamilton, 

Greenovk 1 

Robert Rutherford 6 
Mr. Thomas, for 
Mrs. Lewis's 

School ai 

W. F.WaUon.... •: 
Willuun Young .. 1 

Augustine Church 

Rer. W. L.Alexander,] 


Alex. Cockbum .. 


Mr. Anderson — 

James Galloway . . 

Miss Watson .... 

Miss Munro 

W. O. Paterson . . 

Dr. Alexander 1 

T. McDougaU . . . . 

Mrs. Turpy 

Robert Gray 1 

Alexander Kerr . . 

Miss Mcintosh . . 


From Mrs. Wyld, 
FcKuaon, Mrs. 
McLaren, and 
Miss Muir, for 
Mrs. L.ewis's 
School, Santha. 
pooram, Nager- 
coil, Southern 

India 20 

Mrs.Muir 5 

MissMuir 5 

Mrs. and Miss 
of Missionaries.. 1 
J. T.. per Miss 

Cockbum 2 

Ditto, for China . . 8 

Collected by Mr. W.Ini 

John Gibson 6 

Vf. Burn Murdock 3 
Mrs. Jackson Gra- 
ham 1 

James Douglas, 

Esa., of Cavers.. 1 

JaTOgilTy o: 

Misses Fraser 2 


CoUected by Miss Sb 

Miss Johnston. ... 

Hugh McCartney 

Thos. Ramsay .... : 

Mrs. Walker o: 


Thos. Cumming . . I 

A. Munro : 

Mrs. David Stott I 

Mrs. T. Longstaff 

Marlon Glen Stott 


Forbes Gow 

Miss Cockbum .. 1 

David A. Stott.... 1 


10 10 





2 10 
1 1 
S • 



1 10 

3 S 






3 9 
3 3 



OIO 6 


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POR MAY, 1862. 153 



I 16 10 










I 1 

L 1 tt 

I 9 






) 10 


Digitized byV^i^P^ IC 




Melville Jameson . 10 

O. L. Cornftite. ... 10 

John Flocktuut . . 10 

David Scott 10 

Mrs. J. Stewart .. 10 

Thomaa Mdler. ... 10 
Jamea Readdie, 


J. &D. Readdie 
James Duncan. . . . 
WUliamUarvie .. 
Patrick Soutar. . . . 
C. Law & Son... 
Pirrie & Anderson 
William Gretg .... 

John Pullar 

Lawrence Pullar. . 
lira. John Imvie.. 
C. G. Sidey 


Shwnness, Mr. 
W.Ross 210 

Thurso. MissCor- 



Hibernian Auxilio 
ary Society, per 
RcT.A. King ..708 10 

Balluly, Annuity 
of late Mr. E. 
Martin 1 

Collections by Deputation, 

NorthU.P.Church 1« 10 

Free St. Leonard's 
Church 4 2 6 

City Hall 1 IS 1 

Public Meeting . 16 

Collected by La- 
dies' Auxiliary ^ ^ 
Society 6 6 

Collection in South 
U. P. Church, 
less exs. 26s. 6rf.. 5 6 

Interest 6 



British and American 

Rev. E. Corbold. 
Mr. W. Lea, Treasurer. 

CoUected by Mrs. L. 

Mrs. Corbold R 5 

Mrs.L.Casalet .... 10 

Mrs.Eales 5 

MissEUis 8 

5 Miss Funck 6 

Mr. W. S. Mirridees 20 

MissM. Nystiom.. 8 

Collected by Mrs. Lee. 


Mrs. Moss 

Master John Moss.. 
OMr. W. Moxon .... 

Mr. T. Y. PeUiloff . . 

Mr. S. Sheperdson.. 

Two Friends.. 

CoUected at C<^pino, 
by Mr. Cricnton. 
for General Pur- 

CoUected at the 
British and Ameri- 
can Chapel, for 
Widows and Or- 
phans of Mission- 

Ditto, for General 
Purposes, includ- 
ing Conmbutions 
of the Sunday 
School Scholars . . 


•For Nattre Scholars at 
o| Salem School, India. 

O'Catherine Herbert, 
Sophy ApoUina,' 
and Mary XAmsa, 
through Miss 


John Moss, by Mrs. 


Thos. Scales EUerby, 
Mary EUerbr, and 
Joseph Samuel 
Ropes, br the ChU- 
dren of the British 
and American 
Chapel Sunday 
School, and others SO 

R W 

For Rev. W. Muirhead, 
Shanghae, China. 

Rsploch Sabbath 

School, Stirling t 

per R. Fother- 

ingham 2 

Merrilees Close 

Sabbath School, 

heith, per Mr. 

HughFraser... 1 4 
^^ W. 4#- 

Disposition of the Fore- 
Towaads the Support 
of Native Tt acher, 
„ William Swan, by 
Oj MissFunck 8 

For Native Teacher, Alex- 

01 androflsky, by — 

OMrs.BeU 10 

0|Mr.& Mrs. C.Bell.. 14 

Mr. D. BeU 5 

Con«t«l by M». C. BeU. Mr^JjBdlj^. .... | 

Mrs. BeU 10 Miss Boggart 6 

Mr. ft Mrs. C. BeU. . 14 Mrs. Romanis. 

Mr. D. BeU 5 0| Mis. Stevenson . 

Mr. J. BeU 8 

For Misstonarr Ship 2 
79 80 For Widows and Or- 

phansof Mission- 

R 420 Jurtes 94 60 

For General Fur- 
ies 186 90 


Miss Lucy BeU 2 

MissHoggart 5 

MissMunns 89 

Mrs. Romanis 7{ 

Mrs. Stevenson .... 25 

Mr. Wittua 8 

R 71 60 

I For Native Scholar 
at Nagercoil. Ca- 
therine Codman 


Sterling iOB 14 8 


Auxiliary Society, 
Secretary 66 

Rev. J. B. Austin. 

Moiety of Collec- 
tion at the close 
of the Week of 
Prayer, 1862 .... 

1 6 « 

C9nMbutUm» in aid of the Society trtll h€ thanJifuUv reeehed 6y Sir CutUng BardJet BarHey, Bart. 
Treaturer, and Rev, Ebenexer Prout, at the Mission House, Blon^eld-wtreet, Finabury, London i ky 
Mr, W, F, Watson, 52, Princes-Street, Edinburgh f Robert Goodwin, Esq., 286, George-street, and 
Religious InstUution Rooms, 12, South Hanover-street, Glasgow: Rev. Ale*. King, MetropoUtan HaU, 
Dublins and by Rev. John Hands, Brooke ViUe, Monkstown, near Dublin, Post'Offlee Orders should 
he in/avour of Rev, Bbenexer Prout, and payable at the General Post Of/ice, 


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KO. 313. — NEW SBEIBS, NO. 30.] [JUNE 2, 1862. 






At no previous period in the history of the Society have its constituents 
assembled under circumstances of deeper and more solemn interest than 
on the occasion of the late Anniversary. The Eriends of Missions, instead 
of being diverted from their great enterprise by the diversified and ever- 
multiplying claims upon their benevolence, have discerned in the signs of 
the times, concurrently with the new and wonderftd openings which God, 
in His gracious providence, has afforded for the wider spread of the Gospel, 
particularly in China and Madagascar, a strong additional motive to work 
while it is day, since the night cometh when no man can work. At the 
various meetings and services peculiar to the hallowed season, the numbers 
who attended, and the absorbing interest excited, were such as to convince 
alikd the friends and the opponents of Evangelical Missions, that they 
retain an abiding hold upon the sympathies of British Christians. 

MONDAY, Mat 12fch. 

I^eto Broad Street CJiapeL — An early Morniug Prayer Meeting was held, specially 
to implore the Divine blessing on the several Services of the Anniversary'. 

Weigh Souse Chapel, — Service for the Juvenile Friends of the Society. Rev. 
Caleb Scott, of Lincoln, commenced with reading and prayer. Rev. Eustace B. 
CoNDBB, M. A., of Leeds, preached from John iii. 26, and Bev. B. Best, of Bolton, 
offered the conduding prayer. 

TUESDAY, May 13th. 
Oulldford Street Welsh ChapeL^A sermon was preached, in the Welsh language, 
by the Bev. David Bobbbts, of Carnarvon. ^ . 

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WEDNESDAY, May, 14th. 

Surrey Chapel, — ^After the usual Litnrgical Service, which was read by Eev. 
Newman Hall, prayer was offered by Bev. G,W. €oNDBB,«f Leeds. Bev. Andbew 
Thomson, D.D., of Edtnbingh, preached from Jedg^ t., and latter half of the 
28th verse. Sev. J. Bowulnd, of Henley on Thames, presented the condnding 

Tabernacle. — Rev. C. Clemance, of Nottingham, read the Scriptures and prayed. 
Rev. J.. P. Chown, of Bradford, preached from Acts ii., and first twelve verses. The 
cervices were concluded by Rev. Joseph Steeb, of Sudbury. 

PBIDAY, May 16th. 

Sacbamental Seeyices. 

' Craven Sill Chapel. — Hon. and Bev. B. W. Noel, M.A., presided. Addresses, 
prayers, Ac, by the Bevs. A. Beed, B.A., W. Milne, M.A., B. Nobth, H. 
B. InoBam, a. McMiLLiN, and Mb. Ball, M.P. 

^ Stepney Chapel, — Bev.[ John Kennedy, M. A., presided. Addresses, prayers, &c., 
by the Bevs. W. Dobling, W, Bev an. Dr. Wilkes, J. ViNEY,and J. E. Bichabds. 
Craven Chapel, — Bev. John Gbaham presided. Addresses, prayers, <&c., by the 
Revs. B. Pabkinson, W. Guest, W. Faibbbotheb, and W. Spenceb. 

Union Chapel, Islington, — Rev. John Kelly presided. Addresses, prayers, Ac., 
by the Bevs. J. Sibbee, B. Bbindley, and J. S. Wabdlaw. 

Kingsland Chapel, — Bev. J. Jeffbbson presided. Addresses, prayers, <fec., by 
the Bevs. J. B. Figgis, B.A., W. H. Hill, J. Bain, T. W. Aveling, C. Dukes, 
M,A., and E. M. Davis, B.A. 

Sanover Chapel, Peckham.-^'Rev, James Rowland presided. Addresses^ 
prayers, <fec., by the Bevs. W, H. Dyeb, W. Thomas, S. J. Le Blond, W. P. Tiddy, 
and J. H. White. 

Trevor Chapel, Brompton, — Bev. Jas. G. Miall presided. Addresses, prayers, 
&c., by the Bevs. B. D. Wilson, B. Skinneb, E. H. Dele, B. Macbeth, W. F. 
Clabkson, B.A., J. Bigwood, and W. M. Statham. 

Greenwich Road Chapel, — Bev. Patbick Thomson presided. Addresses, 
prayers, &c., by the Bevs. J. A. Macfadyen, M.A., and T. Mann. 

JEccleston Chapel— Hev, Abthub Tidman, D.D., presided. Addresses, prayers, 
&c,, by the Bevs. A. P. Bennett, B. Pbice, B. Bbuce, G. Bose, B. J. Sabgent, 
S. Mabtin, and S. Peabsall. 

JPark Chapel, Camden r<?«w.— Rev. J. C. Habbison presided. Addresses, 

prayers, Ac., by the Bevs, H. Tabbant, R. Dawson, B.A., and E. S. Pbout, M.A, 

New Tahemacle.^IteY. B. Febguson, LL.D. presided. Addresses, prayers, 

Ac., by the Bevs. J. Deighton, Edwin Davies, G. Gogbbly, C. Clemance, B.A., 

J. Glanville, E. Cobk, and W. Gbigsby. 

Falcon Square ChapeL^lX^Y, Heney Allon presided. Addresses, prayers, 
*c., by several Ministers, • • u5 

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FOR JUNE, 1862. 157 

Ths 68tli Anniversary Meeting of tliis Societj was held on Thursday, May 15th, 
at Exeter Hall, and, notwithstanding unfavourahle weather, was very nnmeroosly 
attended. The Chair was taken at 10 o'clock hy L(n4 Radstock. On the platform 
were, in addition to i^ qwakert, £. Bainea, Esq., M.P., 0. Hadfldd, Eaq^ M.P., I. 
Kershaw, Esq., M.P., E. Ball, Esq., M.P., J. Sidehottom, Esq., Isaac P^rry, Esq., W. 
Willans, Esq., W. D. Wills, Esq., C. Jupe, Esq., J. K. Welch, Esq., C. CurUng, Esq., T. 
Spalding, Esq., C. E. Mndie, Esq., J. Spicer, Esq., W. B. Spicer, Esq., Eus. South, Esq., 
J. East, Esq., W. M. Newton, Esq., W. H. Ropes, Eaq., Ac ; Rer. F. Trestndl, Secretary 
of the Baptist Missionary Society; Br. Davis, Secretary of the Religions IVact Society; 
Revs. J. O. Mian, Dr. Morton Brown, Newman Hall, Dr. Ferguson, G. Smith, T. W. 
Aveling, James Kennedy, J. S. Wardlaw, R. Sargent, £. J. Evans, R. Dawson, W* 
GiU, G. Gill, W. Harhnti^ Ac, &a. 

After the 72nd Psalm, commencing ** Jesns shall reign where'er the snn," had heen 
snug, the Rev. John Chraham offered prayer. 

The Rev. Dr. Tzdiian read the Report :— 

Turn Directors, in presenting to the friends and supporters of the Society a concise 
abstract of its history throughout the past year, perform this duty with an ever deepenkig 
conviction of the sanctity and grandeur of the enterprise to which they are committed ; of 
the wei^ess and imperfection of the services they render; and of the low anoant of seal 
and energy hitherto pttt forth by the Church, compared with the daimt of the Redeemer 
and iAie wants and miseries of the heathen world. They are equally sensible of the lioited 
measure of success hitherto attained, and of the gigantic obstacles to further progress ; 
and, under the force of these convictiens, they must renounce the case as hopeless and 
yield to despair, but for the promise and the oath of Him they ser? e, that success equal to 
our largest hopes is as certain as thoogh already won ; and that the feebleness of the 
agency employed for its attainment, and the power of opposition put farth in resistance, 
win only render the final triumph of the Gospel more signal and glorions. 

But while deeply conscious of their absolute dependence on the grace and omnipotence 
of God, the Directors would lay upon His altar their tribute of gratitude for the multiplied 
indications of His divine regard which have attended the interests of the Society through- 
0Ut the Sixty-eighth year of its history, just closed. 

The fidelity and attachment of the Society's friends have been erineed by their unabated 
liberality ; and, during a season of great depreuion in many branches of industry and 
commerce, they have supplied a ret enue equal to its ordinary expenditure. 

Between the Directors in town and country, confidence and harmony have continued 
undisturbed, and their half-yearly Meetings have been distinguished by fraternal union and 
reciprocated affection. Of this the last Report of the Country Representatives, dated 
Mardi 25th, will supply evidence. 

'' The Meeting of Delegates assembled this morning rise from their work under the 
powerful conviction that the present is a period of almost unparalleled interest and im- 
portance in the history of the London Missionary Society. 

'' The Uberty of Christian profession and worship restored to the persecuted Church of 
Madagascar; the highly satisfactory communications recently receifed from the Rev. 
William Ellis, assuring the Society of the favour with which English inflaence and 
Missionary operations are likely to be regarded in that island, together with the immediate 
departure of Six Brethren to resume the long suspended work of God among the native 
popola^D, ought surely to be regarded as answering the prayers of Christians at home, 
and followed by cheerful expressions of gratitude, and augmented liberahiy in the service 
of the Lord Jesus* 

** The enlargement, present and prospective, of the Sodety's operations in India and 
CUna, oaanot but be regarded with interest l^ the Churches in England, and may -very 

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properly saggeit the importance of a combined and strennooa effort to raise the permanent 
annual income of the Society to at least £100,000. 

'* The number of candidates for employment in Missionary serrice, and the great propor- 
tion of applicants who are deemed eligible to be admitted to a course of training for the 
work, are also regarded by the Delegates as fkcts of promise and of hopefalneas for the 
fntnre ; and they cannot withhold the expression of their gratification at the statement of 
the Foreign Secretary, that, though twenty labourers will be sent forth during the present 
year, the Society will still have forty students in course of preparation for various fields of 
Missionary labour. 

" On a deliberate review and careful invest igation of the last half year, the Delegates feel 
that the gentlemen intrusted with the diieotion of the Society are given to it for such a 
time as this. Their unwearying assiduity, their practical wisdom and great efficiency iu 
regard to questions of finance and matters relating to the general operations of the Society, 
entitle them to the warm thanks and unreserved confidence of the Churches. 

(Signed) ** J. G. Mi all, Chairman, 

" John Glekdsnming, Secretary.*' 

Of the Missionaries of the Society, whose names are given In the last Report, amoonting 
to one hundred and fifty-three, one only in actual service, the Rev. J. M. Lschlkk, of 
Salem, has been stricken by the hand of death. The Rev. Dr. Boaz, also, who had previ- 
ously, from failure of health, relinquished his pastoral charge in Calcutta, while zeaknisly 
engaged in promoting the interests of the Society at home, was in the month of October 
called to his rest. 

TwENTT-SBYBK ucw labourers have been added to the Missionary staff— a much larger 
increase than has been made, in the same period, for many years past. In this addition 
are included four Hindoo Christian Brethien, three of whom had prosecuted an appropriate 
course of study during the preceding four years in the Institution at Bhowanipore, and 
were ordained to the work of the ministry in Union Chapel, Calcutta, in March, 1861 ; 
and the fourth, who, in the early part of the present year, was ordained at Bangalore, with 
a view to be stationed at Belgaum, where he has laboured for some time past in the 
character of an Evangelist. 

The number of the Society's Missionaries for the present year is Oki HrKSBSD Asn 
•ETENTY, They are appropriated as follows: — Polynesia, Twenty-five; West Indies, 
Twenty-two; South Africa, Tlurty- seven; China, Nineteen; India, Sixty-one; and 
Madagascar, Six, 

The number of Native Agenti, including Teaehert, CatechUU, and EvanffeHtU, cannot, 
from its frequent increase, be stated with preciaon, but the aggregate exceeds Eight 


The number of Mistionary Siudenit is the same as that reported last year— Fobtt ; the 
Candidates received being equal in number to those who have entered on their work. 

While the fiicts just enumerated, connected with the home interests of the Sodety, 
cannot fail to awaken our thankfulness, the aspect presented by the several fields of actual 
Mission labours is equally encouraging. The older Missions of the Bodety, with rare 
exceptions, have advanced in strength and prosperity; and new Stations have been 
established in every chief section of its operations. And while Polyneida and Africa, India 
and China, have yielded their increase, the clouds which for thirty years have poured down 
desolation and death on Madagascar, have fled before the breath of Jehovah ; the Sun of 
Righteousness has arisen on the land with healing in His wings ; and the soil, fertilised by 
the blood of the martyrs, already abounds with thanksgiving and praise. Such are tho 
rich, the unmerited rewards vouchsafed to our imperfect labours ; and the Directors and 
Friends of the Sodety may heartily unite this day in the devout admowledgmeDt, 
** Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." 

But the Directors have been reminded, during the past year, of their peculiar obliga- 
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fondly cberished and generously snstained. One of th^ oldest colleagues, their ingenuous 
and tmthM friend, their heaveDly-minded and Christ-like Brother, Hutbt Towkley, 
has exchanged earth fbr heaven. Nearly half a century has passed since, awakened 
from a death of sin by the Spirit of God, and constrained by the love of the Redeemer, he 
came forth, amidst ridicule and scorn, from the circles of fashion and frivolity in which 
his youth had been dissipated, relinquished the emoluments of an honourable and lucrative 
profesnon, and went, at the call of his newly-chosen Master, far hence to preach the Gospel 
to the Gentiles. In the Metropolis of India he laboured with untiring energy as a self- 
denying Missionary, till compelled, for the preservation oC liib, to revisit his native land ; 
and, with generosity rardy equalled, the entire cost of his Mission, amounting to many 
thousand pounds, he presented as a free-will offering to the Society and to God. Though 
^tisappointed, by the prohibition of his medical advisers, in his ardent hope of returning to 
India, he carried in his bosom, throughout his protracted course of home labour, the heart 
of a Mismonary, and ever proved himself the fiuthful, loving friend of this Society. In its 
counsels he assisted by his wisdom and experience ; in its trials, his ftath and courage 
cheered the timid and desponding ; in its moments of embanrasnnent, his generosity was 
never tardy nor stinted ; and, as he reclined on his dying pillow, he praised God that he 
had lived long enough to witness, through its labours, the wide extenaon of the Saviour's 
Kingdom in the vast regions of pagan darkness and moral death. 
The Finandal Statement for the year presents the following items and results :— 

l5C0inr, 1861-62, 


Subscriptions, Donations, and Collections •••••. £46,475 6 4 

Legacies 6,940 11 6 

Fund for Widows and Orphans and Superannuated Missionaries • • 8,364 2 11 

Australia and Foreign Auxiliaries 2,833 5 10 

Dividends, &c 1,022 

59,136 6 7 
Missionary Stations ..••••.•.•• 15,062 18 & 

74,198 4 1 

For the Extension of Missions in India r •••.•• 909 1 S 

Ditto ditto Chma 1,538 15 

For the Relief of Sufferers from Famine in Southern India . • . 767 12 

For the Be-establishment of Mission in Madagascar • • • • 1,821 7 4 

For Central South Afxica 846 5 6 

Total • £79,576 5 2 


Home Payments £57,959 17 7 

For India, Special 1,263 9 1 

For Madagascar 2,283 9 4 

For Central South Africa 1,960 15 11 

Baised and appropriated at the Mission Stations 14,467 15 6 

£77,935 7 4 

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The friends of the Society will he glad to leun, from the preceding Statement^ that tht 
Contrihutions to the Fond for the Widows and Orphans of departed Missionanffl, and 
Missionaries incapadtated for labour bj infirmity or age, have this year exceeded tkoee of 
any year prece^ng. This increase has arisen chiefly from the Beqnest and the Donatton 
of two generous friends to this q;>ecific olject, and which have, in aooordanoe with their 
wishes, been added to the Invested Fund. 

The number of Widows dependent on this Fund is TwsNTY-xiaHT ; of Obphavs A2ii> 
Fathb&liss Childbsk, Fiftt-six; and of Aged ibd Disaslbo MiBSiOBrAxix^ 
TwBLYE; making a total of Nj^mr-six individoals. 

The Directors are gratified in stating that among the Contributors to the Fund are 
included several of the Mission Chubchbs— a practice so appropriate and just thi^ they 
would be thankfiil, however limited the resources of the Contributors, to witness such an 
expression of veneration for the dquuied and of sympathy for the living, from idl thon 
who owe to them, as the Mjaisters of Salvation, even th«r own selves. 

The Directors perform a pleasing duty in acknowledging the Christian liberality of the 
representatives of their late revered and valued friend, WiUiam Alers Hai^ey, Esq., who have 
presented to the Society an extensive tract of land, being part of thdr late father^s estate 
in the Island of Jamaica. The estimated value of the pr<^^erty exceeds £800, and, whea 
realized and invested, the annual produce will, in accordance with the wishes of the 
generous benefactors, be a^^^ropriated to the support of the Mission on that District of the 

In illustration of the encouraging intisaations already given, the Directors proceed to 
give a sketch of the Society's Missions in the several divisions of its extended operations : — 


The good ship ** John Williams,'* on her return to the Pacific, safely accosf^lished her 
first annual series' of voyages both in the East and the West. In almost all the Islands 
visited she received a hearty welcome, hot especially in those to which she carried iieir 
Messengers of mercy from the Churches of Britain. 

In the Islands on which the standard of the Cross was /rt/ planted, the Georgian ajstd 
Society Groups, while there are evils- to deplore^ these are -greatly outnumbered by fiwta 
which should animate our hopes. 

In Tauiti, although " iniquity abounds,'' there are many who have " not defiled their 
garments ;** and, amidst all the inducements presented to the people by the teachers of 
Romanism, few, very few, and those not distinguished by intelligence or reputation, have 
yielded to the seduction. On the other hand, the number of members in the Protestant 
Churches of the Island is great^ by one third than it was when Popery was first forced 
upon the Queen and her people by the arms of France. Thej amount to nearly 2400. 

The Rev. William Howe, in his hst letter, dated- January 28th, gives the following 
gratifying statement : — 

" 1 named to some of the Native Ministers that the first week in the 'year would be set 
apart throughout the Christian world to pray for the outpouring of the Divine Spirit on 
the Church and on the world at large. Eight of the Churches in Tahiti observed the week, 
and a delightful result |ias followed ; tepen very promising young men have offered them- 
selves for the Institution for training Native Teachers at Tahaa, in addition to two others 
the week before the Meeting. The two young men at Tahiti who' were in the Institution, 
have lately retumed,.and areprodocing a very favourable impiression." 

The reception of Messrs. Green and Morris, by the people of Tahaa and Raiatba. 
was most cordial, reminding us of the days of their ** first love," so glowingly described in 
the volumes of Ellis and Williams. Mr. Morris, describing the strange scenes and 
first impressions of his new home, writes thus : — 

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'' It is vrith feelbgs of very much joy and gratUade that I inform yon of the safe arrival, 
on Saturday the 22nd inst., of Mrs. Morris and myself at our island home, and Mr, and 
Mrs. Green at Tahaa. 

" Our reception by the natives has been Tery much more cordial than I expected ; in fact, 
it has been enthusiastic. Upwards of twenty men have been doing the moviog part lor 
us, and helping to fix up our bedstead, table^ and chairs. It has been truly gratifying to 
see the pleasure they have taken in helping us. 

^ On Tuesday morning we were attracted by about fifty or rixty women carrying poles, 
two and two, with large quantities of bread-fruit, oranges, cocoa-nuts, mountain plantains, 
yams, taro, bananas, sweet potatoes, some fowls, and a pig. These were all placed before 
our door, and the women sat in a semicircle. Then a native came forward as spokesman. 
He delivered a speech, Mr. Piatt translating, to the following effect : — 

" ' Teadiers, Mr. and Mrs. Morris. We thank God for preserving you in your voyage 
•▼er the mighty deep. Our hearts are rejoiced at seeing your faces, and we want you to 
accept these fruits, vegetables, Ac. (naming all), as an expression of our love and affection 
towards you. We hope you will be happy and comfortable in your new home in this iar- 
off country.* 

** I need hardly say our hearts were filled to overflowing with gratitude to our God, and 
tears of joy filled our eyes. I replied to their speech in as suitable terms as I could, when 
all of them gave us hearty shakes of the hand, and their friendly salutation — * la ora na.' 

** This was enough to rejoice our hearts ; but it was not all, for the next morning a second 
presentation took place. It was similar to that I have narrated, only from other persons. 
After the second presentation we had a lot of fruits and vegetables presented by the boys ; 
and to sum up, an enormous quantity of fruits and vegetables was presented to those on 
board the ' John WUliams.' 

** I can assure you that we are filled with gratitude and wonder at these unexpected, 
spontaneous, and enthusiastic demonstrations of affection and liberality from the Raiateans. 
We rejoice, take courage, and pray that our lives may be long spared to labour successfully 
amongst this people." 

In the Hbrvet Islands— the next oldest scenes of Missionary labour — times of refresh- 
ing have been granted from the presence of the Lord. The Rev. George Gill, who 
laboured in this group for sixteen years, in a letter to the Foreign Secretary, in June last, 
writes as follows : — 

" At Rarotonga a great revival has taken place ; upwards of eigki hundred individuals 
have joined the classes. In confirmation of this statement I will translate a portion of a 
letter I have just received from Rtme and Hfnrfmano, the Native Teacher and Chief at 
Arorangi. They say, * This is a season of great joy on Rarotonga. Multitudes of men 
and women, and young persons, have been led to abandon their former evil practices, and 
their backsliding, and have with all their heart believed upon Christ, and have been admitted 
into the fellowship of the Church.' " 

The Mission Churches in Samoa are, througli the watchful care and the gracious gifts of 
the Good Shepherd, making progress in strength, liberality, and usefulness. The internal 
strife between the natives, which has proved a serious hindrance to the progress of social 
improvement as wdl as religion, has for the greater part happily ceased ; in certain districts 
also a system of government has been introduced, well calculated to insure harmony, 
security, and freedom ; and, should this be generally adopted by the people, it cannot fail 
greatly to advance the civilization and prosperity of the islands. 

While the Native Christians often exhibit, to the sorrow of their faithful Missionaries, 
Boany of the infirmities and defects which mark a people recently rescued from paganism, 
they are, nevertheless, striking examples of renewing and redeeming grace. The congrega- 
tions are numerous, and the Churches increasing, and their liberality in the support and 
extension of the Gospel would supply an instructive example to Christians of greater age 
and higher culture. Their Missionary contributions last year amounted to £1268, exclusive 
of those for the support or 200 village Pastors throughout the various Islands ; and in 
addition they sent kind and liberal assistance to their countrymen who are labouring as 
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live and labour for Christi lay miserable and dying beneath the unbroken darkness of 

Among the several Islands to which the Word of the Lord, has gone forth from Samoa* 
Sayagb Island stands prominent. This terrific name, assigned to it by Captain Cook, 
did but too accurately describe the ferocity of its inhabitants at the time of its discovery, 
in the year 1774. 

" We had no sooner joined our party/' writes the great navigator, ** than the islanders 
appeared at the entrance of a chasm not a stone's throw from us. We began to speak and 
to make all the friendly signs we could think of, which they answered by menaces, and one 
of two men who were advanced before the rest threw a stone, which struck Mr. Sparrman 
on the arm." Describing an attempt at another part of the coast to hold friendly inter- 
course with the people, Captain Cook states — " We had been there but a few minutes before 
the natives, I cannot say how many, rushed out of the wood before us. The endeavours we 
used to bring them to a parley were to no purpose, for they came with the ferocity of wild 
boars and threw their darts. Two or three muskets discharged in the air did not hinder 
one of them from advancing still further, and throwing another dart, or rather spear, which 
passed close to my shoulder. The conduct and aspect of these islanders occasioned my 
naming it Sayagb Island." 

When our Missionaries, moved with compassion for these barbarous people, first attempted 
to carry to them the tidings of salvation, they found their brutal nature still unchanged, 
and were compelled to retire. "My last visit to this island," writes the Rev. A. W. 
Murray, " was at the close of 1853, and at that time it was in much the same barbarous 
state as when it was discovered by Captain Cook." 

Bat the providence of God brought to Samoa a native youth from Savage Island, whose 
ferocity was subdued, and whose confidence was won by the power of Christian love. He 
heard of Christ, and wondered ; he learnt to read His Word, and believed ; and, impelled 
by love to his country and compassion to his kindred, he returned to his dark home 
accompanied by Teachers from Samoa, who made known to the islanders the grace of the 
Redeemer. The Lord gave testimony to the Word of His grace ; and the present hopeful 
condition of the natives will be learnt from the subjoined report of the Rev. W. G. Lawes, 
the first European Missionary ever located on the island. It b dated Alofi, October 
17th, 1861:— 

'* I am glad to be able to tell yon of our safe arrival at this place. We left Samoa on 
the 12th of August, in the ' John Williams,' accompanied by the Rev. G. Pratt and family, 
who were appointed by the Brethren of the Samoan Committee to introduce us to oar 
future sphere of labour. We landed on the 20th of August We were, indeed, heartily 
welcomed by the people, who were expecting their promised Missionary. The landing- 
place was crowded with hundreds of men and women, who were so eager to shake and 
smell our hands, that it was with difficulty we reached the Teacher's house. The people 
no doubt fully merited the name which Captain Cook gave them. We could not help 
contrasting the two landings — the present and the past. Now, they are all clothed, joyfully 
welcoming their Missionary — then, they were naked savages, rushing down like wild boars 
upon their visitors. We found a good house ready for us, which our female friends soon 
made a comfortable home. As soon as the excitement of our landing had subsided a little, 
a joyful sound broke upon our ears in the stillness of the evening hour. It was the voice 
of praise and prayer ascending from around the family altars of a people but fifteen years 
ago degraded savages. Although there was not much poetry in their hymns, or music 
in their song, it was a joyful sound to us ; no Christian heart could hear it and remain 

''As soon as our good ship had gone, and I was able to look round upon my field of 
labour, I was amazed at the extent of the work already done. So far as I have been able 
to ascertain, there is not a yestige (outwardly) of heathenism remaining; all hatf crumbled 
away beneath the power of God's Word. There are five good chapels on the island ; one 
of them will hold 1100 people, bui it it too small. They are fine specimens of native 

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ingenni^i they haw been bnUt, of conme, withoot EaropeMi overeightj except in the 
door., there » not a n«l in the building; all i. 6rmly tuid together with cinnet. The 
teachers .eem worthy men, and God ha* manifesUy been with them in their worlc: of 

ffl:2^''L"i^;;!'ud?iaa*.h£SJA^^^^ ^oAr hip? The word of 

*^i can do oat iiiias until I get a thorough knowledge oTtQc ^ 
will make a man learn a language, it is to he surrounded hj a loving people ^.snjthing 
the word of God» and to be unable to speak to them. Yon will be glad to know tha£ 1 
have made a commeneement in the native tongue ; I conducted the Missionary Prajer * 
Meeting a fortnight ago, and gave an address in the natit e language. A Missionary Prayer 
Meeting in Savage Island is very different from a Missionary Prayer Meeting in England. 
All the people attend here; there could not have been less than 800 on either of the 
occasions we have witnessed. J have a class of fifteen young men, which I meet etery 
week. They are remarkably quick and intelligent : I hope that at no distant day they will 
be usefully employed as assistant Teachers on their own island. I hope in my next letter 
to be able to give you some interesting information respecting the laws, customs, Jtc, 
which my limited knowledge of the language prevents my doing now." 

In the Islands of Western Polynesia, including the Nbw Hbbridss and Lotaltt 
Groups, the people have suffered very severely from the introduction of measles. In 
Mark« Lifu, Tana, and ANBmxriff, a great number of the people fell victims to this 
malignant epidemic. The Christians received the painful visitation with humble submis- 
sion to the will of God ; but the heathen ascribed it to the anger of their gods for the 
admission of Christian Teachers, and the overthrow of their former superstitions. For a 
season the believers were in great danger from the threatened vengeance of their adversa- 
ries, but, at the visit of the *' John Williams," in September last, the ravages of disease ' 
had nearly ceased, and the Missionaries, trusting In God, anticipated a return of peace and 

Ebam anoa, beyond all other blands of the Pacific, has obtained a mournful notoriety 
by the barbarous murders perpetrated by its savage inhabitants, more than twenty years 
since, upon Williams and Harris, and recently upon Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, who, 
impelled by Christian compassion, had nobly settled on its blood-stained shores. But 
although the shadow of death has rested so heavily upon this Island, we are thankful to 
learn from the journal of Mr. Murray, that there is yet hope for Eramanga. 

In no Mission field has the necessity and value of Native Aobmct been more evident 
than in Polynesia ; and, with much satisfaction, the Directors inform their constituents 
that the several Institutions for training Native Evangelists are conducted with great judg« 
ment and efficiency by the honoured Brethren to whom this important charge is committed. 
The Institution at Tahaa has ten Students, that at Rarotonga, twenty, and that at 
Malua, in the Island of Upolu, eighty-Jive / making a total of One Hundred and fifteen 
Candidates for the different departments of Missionary service in Polynesia. 

The Churches throughout the Pacific have for many years possessed the sacred Scriptures 
in their own tongue, and in their several dialects. During the last year, the Rev. Dr. 
Turner has carried a revised edition of the Bible in Samoan through the press ; and the 
Rev. Alex. Cbisholm has been rendering the same service with the Bible in Tahitian. The 
expense of these literary labours, as well as of the editions to bo printed, is kindly dis- 
charged by the Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society ; but, as in former 
editions, the outlay will be fully repaid by the sale of the sacred volume, of which the 
people are willing purchasers. 


The Mission Churches in British Guiana, into which the Gospel was introduced by 
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made rtetdy progrew both in omtward and IntcriMa prosperity. Sewenl ChmrdiM, both 
in Demerara and Berbice, have attained the ability and the honour of self-support, and now 
sustain to the Society a filial rebition, rather than that of beneficiaries and dependents. It 
is the earnest hope of the Directors that, at no distant day, such may be the position of aU 
i~ ^,^..«m»a,-^-aniy men tne fuada of the s«-*«ty tb"» 

the remaining StaUons-ahgg;^ '^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ galvation of the benlgbUd miUions of the 
liberated, nijy^ a Aep conviction that the discharge of this great Christian duty is as bene^ 
•&ial to the Churches as it is honourable to the Saviour. The Directors will not cease to 
cherish towards the Churches originated by the Agents of the Society the warmest parental 
affection ; and, should they be visited by seasons of suffering or depression, they wUl 
gladly render them the proofs of Christian sympathy, and that measure of assistance which 
circumstances may require : but they wish it to be clearly and universally understood that 
they cannot eneourage, on the part of the older Mission Churches, the expectation of 
permanent dependence and fixed support. 

The Mission Stations in Jamaica at the commencement of last year, were, in common 
with all other Churches in the island, visited with an eztraordiBary religious revival. It 
can scarcely occasion surprise that among a people so excitable as the cofeured inhabttaats 
of the island, the general awakening degenerrted, in some instances, into extravagance and 
disorder. But from these evils our Churches, by the discretion and firmness of their 
faithful Pastors, were generally preserved, and they report severally their conviction that 
the late revival, though attended by many indications of human weakness and sinfulaaai, 
waa verily the work of God, and that it has resulted in abundant blessings to the people. 

The Reports from Ridgmount and from the other Stations in different districts of the 
island, are of a very gratifying character, justifying the devout and thankful conclusion that 
the Spirit of the Lord has been poured upon multitudes, and that, in their saving cob« 
vertton, ** His Word has had free course and been glorified." 


The greater number of the Churches wUhin ih* Cape Colony ^ raised and organized by the 
former efforts of the Society, have for several years past* supported their pastors, inde- 
pendently of its pecuniary aid | and other Stations which, for the present, require assistance* 
are annually increasing in strength and resources. 

Among many gratifying communications which have been received from the Colony 
during the year, that of the Key. Joseph Kitchinoman, of Gbaaf Reinbt, has 
afforded the Directors peculiar pleasure. His Report affords evidence of that spirit of 
holy earnestness which has more recently been cherished by the Church of Christ, 
and which has led, in numberless instances, to special prayer and corresponding 
effort for the revival of religion and the conversion of the world. Such appears to have 
been the course pursued by the Cluistian people of Graaf Reinet, and the happiest 
results have followed. Careless professors have been aroused from their lethargy — souls 
dead in sin have been quickened together with Christ — and from the Churches of the 
locality the Word of the Lord has sounded forth in the regions beyond them. One of 
the first fruits of this gracious revival b the determination of the Church over which Mr. 
K. presides, in future to support their pastor without drawing on the funds of the Society. 

Our Missionary Brethren labouring beyond the Colony among the Hottentots, Kaffirs, 
Griquas, and Bechuanas, report favourably of the state and prospects of their several 
Missions ; and, although the people generally are poor, they do what they can both to 
support and diffusa the blessings /)f the Gospel. 

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at PeeUon; aad their efforts are amply rewarded by the attachment and progress of the 
people. Mr. Birt writes, under the power of a grateful heart in acknowledging the special 
favour of God, as follows : — 

^ '* 1 am thankful to say," he observes, "that there are signs of God's Spirit among us 
in oecasional conversions, though we have not to record any mighty work. Seventeen 
members were received into fellowship last month, and four re-admitted who bad been 
under discipline ; and there are among the Catechumen several fresh converts. We trust 
that this week of special prayer, which has been an enjoyment to us, will be the means of 
bringing down upon us and all round us, reviving grace and quickening power. 

** Our arduous work is sweetened, not only by the absence of everything that would be 
grating to the feelings, but by a perfect harmony which obtains in our litUe oommunity— a 
harmony which takes its rise in a dose union of heart and spirit For this we are oft con- 
strained to say, * Bless the Lord, O my soul 1* " 

Mr. Brockway gives a most enoouraging report of the state of the Schools, in which he 
labours most assiduously : — 

" Before speaking of the Schools,'' he writes, ** there is one fact which I am sure will 
greatly please you — that I have been able to preach in the language of the people for some 
time past. I commenced in April last, and although, as Mr. Birt's health is now pretty 
good, I have not been often called upon to preach, yet I avail myself of every opportunity 
to speak to the people in their native tongue« 

** Our Schools have recently been very full. During the last month upwards of two 
hundred and sixty children have been taught, including boys, girls, and infants. You will 
be gratified to hear that we still keep our School supplied with material from the payments 
of the children. Between sixty and seventy of my boys write in copy-books, and all are 
making very satisfactory progress in reading and arithmetic. I feel very sadly their want 
of a literature;— very, very little has been done hitherto in the work of translation. 

** One more fact you will permit me to mention. Some time since, thinking a treat 
would stimulate and encourage my lads, I promised they should have one. Subsequently, 
I thought it would be better to refer it to themselves whether they would have the promised 
danoer or a book. With only two or three exceptions, all hands were held up tor a book, 
and this a lesson book to be used in school. This, for lads who do not often get aught 
else but Indian corn for food, was a gratifying circumstance, and I feel sure it will please 

The Rkv. William Ross, who succeeded our lamented Brother Helmorc at 
Lbkatlong, and extends his exertions widely in the surrounding region, gives a gratifying 
statement of his Mission, and in confirmation mentions that the Church Communicants 
numbered 706. 

Our veteran Brother, the R«y. Robbkt Moffat, vrith his colleague the Rbt. Wm. 
AsHTON, continue unweariedly to carry forward their varied labours at Kuruman. These 
labours include the charge of the Native Church and Congregation — the Education both, of 
adults and children — Itinerant visitations to the neighbouring aborigines^the Revision of 
the sacred Scriptures—- and the vigorous employment of the Mission Press; and, in these 
several departments, they are much encouraged by the results. The following cheering 
letter of Mr. Ashton is dated October 24th, 1861 :— 

'' The work here is more prosperous now than I have ever seen it before. We are, I 
hope, participating in the blessings of the Holy Spirit's influence, which have been sought 
by God's praying people throughout the world. There seems to be a revival, especially 
among the young people. We have four classes, comprising some fifty persons, whom we 
meet once a week at sun-rise. Out of these we propose to select the most eligible for 

** The demand for books is increasing so rapidly, both here and at the other Stations and 
Out-Stations, that I can scarcely supply it. When I returned from the Colony I found 
that nearly all the books I bad left bound had been sold. I have since bound another 
•npply, and am printing an edition of 4000 of the School Catechism. The new Hymn-book 
is out of print, which must be the next work after the Catechism is finished. While at 
Bedford I translated a good part of ' Instruction for Young InquirectpOi^^* Innes of 


Edinburgh, which I hope some day to finish and print for our inquirers, both young and 
old. The press was never so useful in this country as it is at present, which I am sure you 
will look upon as a hopeful sign." 

The latest intelligence from the newly-established Mission among the Maiebe^e, under 
the chief Mosdekatse, is contained in a communication from the Rer. Robert Moffat, dated 
the 20th of November last, in which he gives extracts from the letters of the Brethren 
labouring in that remote region. The Rev. W. H. Sykes writes : — 

** Moselekatse is getting feeble ; I believe he never walks a step, but is always carried. 
He it very kind to ue, and has never annoyed us since my return. Mangwane, his eldest 
son, is constantly with him. Wt like this young man; he ii alwaye reapeeiful towards ut, 
and is pleated with any attention thown him. He manifests a strong desire to enjoy 
comforts like ottrs^ such as houses, furniture^ earthenware, Sfc. So far as my short* 
sightednets will alloto me to Judge, I believe, should he succeed to the throne, he would be 
a true friend to the Mission, although I do not know how the possession of power mi^ht 
influence him" 

Nothing can be more important for the future interests of the Mission than the character 
of him who shall succeed the aged chief, and who may ere now have been installed in the 
seat of despotic power. May the prayers of the Church ascend to the God of all grace on 
behalf of Mangwane, that his heart and life may be brought under the benign influence of 
Christianity, and that his government over the myriads of the Matebcle may be as 
just and beneficent as that of his father has proved cruel and destructive. 

Mr. Moffat also forwards the translation of a letter from Sebehwe, the son of Sebobi, a 
native Christian Teacher, in reference to the lamented death of Mr. and Mrs. Helmore, 
their children, and attendants. The writer had just returned from the country of the 
Makololo, north of the Zambesi, and he gives the statement which he received from 
Sekeletu, explanatory of those mournful events. The chief utterly disclaimed the crime 
with which he had been charged of administering poison to our lamented friends ; and waa 
no less anxious to exonerate himself from the guilt of having forcibly detained the waggon 
and other property, both of Mr. Helmore and Mr. Price, throwing the blame upon Mahuse 
and Khonate, two men of the Missionary party, as instigators of the outrage. But, what* 
ever may have been the conduct of these men, no reliance can be placed upon Sekeletu's 
Lttompts at self-vindication, which are totally at variance with the facts of the case. The 
entire conduct of the chief and his people was basely unprincipled and cruel, and has 
naturally been followed by remorse and dread. It may be that the providence of God wilt 
overrule their wickedness, and render their present feelings and professions the means 
hereafter of introducing Christian Teachers to make known to them the Word of life. For 
the present we must await the clearer intimations of the Divine will ; but Messrs. Price and 
McKenzie will take up a station between Kuruman and the Zambesi, and thus be ready to 
advance whenever a door of entrance to the Makololo may be opened. 

The conclusions drawn by Mr. MoSkt from the letter of Sebehwe, founded as they are 
upon the experience of nearly half a century of Missionary life among the native tribes, 
possess great force, and are well calculated to animate our future efforts to lead Sekeletu 
and his people to that Saviour whom, in the persons of His faithful servants, they have 
despised and rejected, robbed and destroyed. 

" Whatever may be the amount of guilt," observes Mr. M., " attached to other indi- 
viduals, it is evident that Sekeletu feels deeply the unenviable position into which he has 
brought himself and bis people, when he can beg of an individual whom he never saw 
before to take charge of Helmore's waggon, and offer to make restitution for loss of property 
to whatever amount demanded. This is not only a step in the right direction, but going 
a great way, for a young, inexperienced, end independent heathen chief. This encourages 
the hope, which cannot be abandoned by any one who is at ail conversant with the history 
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in the Makohio MiaiUm, will not he in vain. Snck evente, which have $o often eharaeter' 
ized the introduction of the Gotpel among barbaroue and temi-barbarout natioM, may tr^ 
the faith of the Christian, but they cannot deetroy it. The command, as well at the 
promiie of the presence of the Savioar and the Sorereign of the world, are unalterable. 
He most reign ; and we ought to be thankful for every incident which betokens a change 
for the better, even in the most abandoned." 

In the Society's last Report, it was stated that the Directors had reason to expect that 
the Rer. Roger Price would accompany the two orphan children of the lamented Mr. and 
Mrs. Helmore to Cape Town ; anil further, that he had been encouraged to come with them 
to England. The Directors judged that after the laborious and painful scenes through 
irhich he had passed, and the heavy bereavements he had suffered, his health and spirits 
needed relaxation, and that a visit to his native land would prove not only beneficial to 
himself, but also truly gratifying to the friends of the Society, and useful to its interests. 
But Mr. Price, after mature deliberation on the proposal of the Directors, while deeply 
sensible of their kindness, decided that his course of duty led him back to the interior, 
and be left Cape Town on his way to the Kuruman on the 19th August last. The surviving 
children of our late beloved friends, Mr. and Mrs. Helmore, safely arrived at Southampton 
in the mail steamer, " Dane," on the 28th September. During the voyage they were under 
Che care of Christian friends, who rendered them every proof of affection, and they reached 
England in merciful circumstances of health and comfort. 

The entire family, consisting of four danghters and one son, are receiving the special 
consideration and care of the Directors, as well as that of their immediate relatives; and we 
trust that, under the Divine guidance and bleuing, they may, after receiving a course of 
sound education, be found qualified to fill useful positions in society, and, above all, that 
they may become humble and devoted disciples of that Saviour in whose service the lives of 
Iheir honoured parents were sacrificed. 


In the colony of Hono Kong, and in the cities of Canton, Amot, and Shavohae, our 
Missionaries have continued the labours of former years with unabated diligence and 
fidelity, attended vrith many encouraging proofs of the Divine favour. 

In Hong Kong, Dr. Leggb informs the Directors that the general aspect of the Misnon 
ia cheering, and that the Native Church and Congregation, under the able ministry of 
Tsun-sheen, is advancing in numbers, intelligence and piety. 

In Canton, our Brethren, Messrs. Chalmers and Turner, are about to form a second 
and third Station in that populous city ; and they state with thankfalness that the people, 
whose former deadly hatred to the Christian Teacher was notorious, will now listen with 
uttention to his message, and that both in Canton and the surrounding country, the 
facilities for Missionary labour were never so abundant. 

The Mission Hospital is now under the charge of Dr. Carmichael, who entered on his 
labovs in the month of February. 

In Amot, the ministry of the Messrs. Stronach and Lea has been rewarded with a 
large amount of direct success. Their congregations are numerous and attentive, and the 
jiumber of their believing Converts, united in Church- fellowship, is about 250. They have 
just erected an additional place of worship in a populous and respectable quarter of the city, 
tn which they anticipate a crowded audience to listen to the Word of Life. Of the general 
attention of the people, our Brethren give the following encouraging representation : — 

" Our principal Chinese chapel is very numerously attended by devoutly listening hearers 
twice every Lord's day ; and during the week, almost every day two or more tenrices are 
lield there, our Evangelist, Tan tai, and other Chinese Brethren, assisUog us in making; 
known the Gospel to all who come to hear. 

** Our chapd beyond the north gate of the city is always encouragingly attended— many 

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of the women/ as well a« the men, of the neighbourhood being constant and earnest heasera 

"Another chapel we hare opened in the populous or much frequented village of Tab ch'u» 
being a great thoroughfare about three miles from Amoy, at which several of our Church 
members reside. 

" The female meetings for our Chureh members and others are now very numerously 
attended, and are regarded as peculiarly encouraging. 

" Daily we go out and preach in the streets — before the temples, or in Tarious wide parts 
of the throng thoroughfares. Wherever we go, fkr or near, we always see large com- 
panies soon gather around us to hear our preaching. Sometimes some of those who come 
attempt to gainsay and resist the truth. Still, crowds listen eagerly when we proclaim 
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. We trust our unceasing prayers will be heard ; 
and that, of the many thousands of those to whom we have often preached Christ, we shall 
at least meet not a few around His throne in heaven.'' 

In Shanghae, although the nearness and hostile intentions of the Insurgents have been 
very unfavourable to Missionary operations, our Brethren, Messrs. Muirhead and 
Macgowan, with their Native Assistants, have lost no opportunity of prosecutin^f' their 
labours, both in the city and the surrounding towns and villages. Of their labours and 
successes during the former part of the year, the following is a concise report : — 

** We are happy to ti^orm you that, during the last six months, the Gospel has been 
steadily gaining ground ; our numbers are continually increasing, and the number of 
Christian professors in this heathen land is being gradually augmented. The utmost 
efforts have been put forth to bring the knowledge of the way of salvation within the reach 
of as many as possible. We have had daily services in the City, both in the large and small 
chapels. The several cowntry tiatiom hare also been frequently visited, and latterly a plan 
has been adopted by which Uie Chinese Hospital, with its immense daily attendance, ^all 
be thoroughly evangelized. 

'' But our greatest success has been in some of the conntry places. Many obstacles 
which exist in Shanghae to the spread of the Gospel, are not found there. Here, every 
one seems immersed in selfishness, or influenced in some degree by the debasing influence 
of the foreign residents ; whilst there, ranch more simplicity is found, and a readier assent 
given to the doctrines of the Cross. In T'say-so, for instance, our success has been 
altogether remarkable ; in six months seventeen members have been admitted into Christ'a 
Church, whilst not a single individual has been brought under Church diadplhie. 
» ** Independently of what has been done in Shanghae, and of what is stiU being carried 
on, a great deal has been done in the country, in the way of Bible and Tract distribution. 
Many families have been supplied with the Word of Life or with epitomes of Gospel troth ; 
several districts have been visited and preached to, and well-founded hopes are cheri^ted 
that the doctrine of Christ crucified has shed light over many a dark soul." 

This gratifying statement has been succeeded by one from Mr. Macoowan, written 
with mournful feelings, so recently as Febrnary 5th. 

" Ton will no doubt have heard by previous mails that we are agaiu threatened with an 
attack from the rebels. Their approach has been marked by murder and desolation, and 
we behold the evidence of their presence on all hands. All the adjacent country has been 
desolated ; and were it not for the kindness of the foreign community in raising money to 
assist the destitute, the condition of many would be sad indeed. As it is, multitudes have 
been deprived of their all ; men who were in comparatively easy and affluent circumstances 
a short time ago are now wandering about in the utmost distress. The effects of this 
intestine war were never brought so vividly before my mind as at the present. Hitherto 
it has been at a distance, but now, when it comes within our own neighbourhood, we begin 
to appreciate what a terrible scourge it is. 

*^ I am very sorry to have bo tell you that our Church at T'say-so has been scattered. 
The place was captured about three weeks ago by a rebel detachment, when our poor 
converts suffered very severely at their hands. Some of them were carried off, and com- 
piled to join the rebels ; others were at once killed ; several are still wandering about the 
conntry, endeavouring to evade the bands which are plundering and marauding; whilst but 
a very few have arrived at Shanghae in safety. I cannot tell you what grief I have felt at 
this dispersion of our little flock. I had entertained very gieat hopes of the rapid progress- 
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iatended to baptize twelve or thirteen who were desirous of making a profession of Christ ; 
but now, in all human probability^ that can never be, as many of these have not been heard 
of finee the capture of the place. My earnest prayer is that the dispersed converts may 
have grace given them to stand £ut in the midst of all the difficulties by which their ilaith 
will be so much tried. 

"The Native Preacher who was stationed at T*say-80 is busily engaged in preaching in 
Shanghae. The population of this place is immensely increased; thousands have lately 
come here who have never heard the Gospel. I am very aniioas, therefore, to hare as 
much preaching as possible. I have myself two services a day ; one in the morning, at 
our large chapel, and the other in the afternoon, at the smaller one. I am happy to say 
both are well attended." 

Ib addition to these established Missions, three new and most important Stations have 
been recently adopted. 

Messrs. John and Wilson have commenced Missionary labour in Hankow. This 
city is 730 miles north of Shtngbae ; it is the great emporium of commerce on the 
Yang-tsze-Ktang and most important as a centre from which communication may be inter- 
changed with the several provinces of the empire. 

On the 5th of November Mr. John reports, in very encouraging terms, the result of his 
first labours : — 

" Having been here for several weeks, preaching daily to this people, yon will be 
pleased to learn bow the work is progressing. As we have no regular chapel, the services 
nre coaduoted in a large hall in my house. The door it opened every afternoon for two 
or three hours. The native assistants (two in number) and myself preach in tnms. 
At the close of each service books are given away to all applicants who can read. My 
■audience generally consists of the representatives of several provinces. Canton, Fu Kien, 
$ii-Chwan, Kwei-Chow,Kan*8uh,Shan-si, Shen-si, Hunan,,Ngan-hwei,Che-Kiangr 
Kiang-su, &c., &c, all meet hero in their respective merchants and artisans. Many of them 
come and go annually. Not a few attend our preaching from day to day, and to most 
our speech is quite intelligible. From this point the Gospel may penetrate and spread 
over the eighteen provinces. The Gospel is listened to invariably with much atten- 
tion. Most come with the sole purpose of learning^ what this new doctrine is. The 
questions asked by them, and the answers elicited by questions put to them, are indicative 
of a state of mind far more ioqnisitivo than that of any part of China that I have yet seen. 
The books are received thankfully, and, what is far better, are read by many. Those who 
have obtained one part of the Scriptures often come for the other part or parts, having read 
the first through. Others come for explanations. Two or three days ago I was surprised 
to hear a man talking fluently with the Native Assistant, whilst I was giving away some 
books at the close of the service, about God the Father in heaven, Jesus Christ, atonement 
by the death of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, and other subjects. On inquiry I found that he 
had received parts of the Scriptures, which he bad read carefully, and was now in quest of 
more. Not long since I presented the Tau-Tai with a copy of the New Testament, 
together with some scientific works. To-day his Excellency called upon me. 1 was 
agreeably surprised to find that he was more deeply interested in the New Testament and 
our religion than in the other books. He told me that he had been reading the New 
Testanoent, which I found to be a fact from his subsequent inquiries. 

** The Mandarins here are disposed to be very friendly. The district magistrate has called 
upon me twice, and written me several very kind letters. The Lieutenant-Governor has 
sent nr.e a procUmstion to be posted on our door, commanding both soldiers and people not 
to molest foreigners, under the severest penalties.'' 

The Rev. Joseph Edkins has commenced a new Mission in the city of Tibn-tsin^ 
where he has been lately joined by the Rev. Jonathan Lbbs, who left England in the 
month of October. This eity contains a population of 500,000, and is distant from Peking, 
the capital, not more than one hundred miles. The letters of Mr. £dkins represent the 
disposition of the people to be friendly, and their attention to the preaching of the Gospel 
as strUung. He records also several instances of the power of Divine truth on the hearts 
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labours in Tien-tsiD . Since tho commencement of his Mission, six converts had been admitted 
to the rite of baptism. 

Our dbinterested and devoted friend Dr. Lockhart, embarked for China on the 9th of 
Jane, and in the early part of August reached the city of Shanghae in safety and peace. 
Having been favoured by the British Ambassador, the Hon. Fredk. Bruce, with a passport 
for Pkkino, he reached that city in the beginning of September. His arrival in the capita)* 
and his description of the various scenes and objects which he witnessed, given in his own 
lively manner, are deeply interesting and instructive. Dr. h.*n first letter is dated Peking-* 
September 18th. 

** I have arrived, by God's great goodness, at the end of my long journey, and am at 
Peking, living in this Tartar city, at the British Legation, as Mr. Brace's guest. As soon 
as I got my passport, I started, and in five carts journeyed the hundred miles from Tien-tsiu 
to Peking ; it took me two and a half days to do it. What a contrast with the beginning 
and end of my journey ! I was two hours slipping down to Dover, one hundred miles from 
London, and the final one hundred miles were nearly three days in accomplishing. How- 
ever, at last I rolled in my cart under the great gates, and entered the Irapeiial City, 
thanking God for all the way in which he had led me, and given me grace to enter on this 
place as the hoped-for sphere of labour. Mr. Bruce has been very kind, and promises to 
help me ; at present I am a visitor, but I shall be very loth to go away, and shall try all 
plant to secure my residence here. I believe this will be accomplished, and that soon I 
shall be able to report that I have entered on my work in this place. 

" This is a grand place for work ; it is the capital, the vital heart of the empire. I 
expected to find much dirt here, and ii t> here in quantity ; but still there is much of great 
interest — its walls, its gates, its streets and palacea are all vast and fine. I have seen the 
old Jesuit Observatory on a grand terrace on the walls, with its neat bronze instruments by 
Verbiest, Ricci, Schaal, and others—not used at present ; they are immense things, and 
richly ornamented. Also, in another part of the city, the old Romish cathedral ; on its gate 
is the inscription 'Via regia coeli 1657.' The walls were painted by Ghirardiue. It is 
being repaired most lolly after long neglect and decay. I am going to the old cemetery, 
where Ricci, Schaal, and many others of the old Missionaries lie interred ; it is outside the 
city in the West. 

*' I hope my coming will be the commencement of Protestant Missions in Peking, anri 
that the London Missionary Society will not give up the place. There is a house I shall 
try to get in a few days, but owing to the death of the emperor, affairs are unsettled, and 
nothing can be done just now. The more I see of the place, the more important, in every 
way, does it appear to me." 

In the next communication of our friend Dr. L., he writes as follows, October 3rd : — 

" I have been at Peking for three weeks, and though I have not entered into possession 
of my house, I hope to do so in a few days, and am getting Axmitore and the odds and ends 
wanted for housekeeping. My notice was called to a house next to the British Legation. 
The Government buy the premises, and I rent from the Legation and put it in repair, of 
which it needs a great deal, chiefly for the hospital part The sale is not completed, as the 
money is not paid ; but probably in a week I shall have possession, and can wait awhile for 
it. I am rejoiced to get a house at all, as I am the only British subject in Peking out of 
the Legation, and it is a new thing altogether. I consider it a good beginning for the 
Mission, and though I can see that I must be alone for a time, yet in due course others will 
be able to join me. 

" The house and premises cover a good deal of ground. There is a large gate and waU 
to the street, then a small court and house, then a quadrangle with rooms all round. This 
will be for dispensary, hospital, &c Immediately I enter the house I shall open a dis- 
pensary. I have already picked up several patients, and I and my work are getting known 
about the city." 

Dr. Lockhart's hopes of obtaining opportunities for the benevolent exercise of his pro* 
fessional skill have been fully gratified. The applicants for his assistance include individuals 
of all classes ; and the numbers that flock to his dispensary, and the amount of daily 
labour he endures, would be sufficient to overwhelm any man not endowed with our 
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that the introduotioii of Christianily to the inhabitvitt of Peking^ in connection with 
the exerciie of benevolence to the ifflieted, will tend to conciliate their regard for 
foreigners, and dispose them to listen to the '* good words" which Dr. Lockhart and 
his Natire Christian assistant address to them; and that thns the way may be pre- 
pared for the introduction of direct Missionary labour, and the public proclamation of the 

With feelings of intense sorrow, the Directors dose their brief recital of the Society's 
operations and interests in China, by adverting to the violent persecution which the Native 
Chriltisns of Fok-lo have suffered from their countrymen, involving the violent death of 
the venerable Ch'ba, the first convert in that district to the faith of Christ. Pok-lo is a 
town of sbout 15,000 inhabitants, situate in the province of Canton, and distant 100 miles 
from the colony of Hong Kong. To render the present statement more intelligible and 
instructive, it may be necessary to recapitulate the facts connected with the origin and 
progress of this interesting Mission. 

In the year 1856, Dr. Legge reported the interesting case of Ch'ei, a Christian convert 
from Pok.lo. He was a man advanced in years, and his mind had been awakened to the 
tnitli and divinity of the Gospel by instructions he had received from a colporteur in the 
service of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and he came to Hong Kong seeking further 
counsel from our Missionaries. He was admitted to the privileges of the Church, and 
shortly returned to his native town. In the year following he again visited the colony, 
accompanied by a Native Convert ; in 1858 he made another visit, attended by two other 
Converts, and in the year 1859 he appeared with two more. All these had been brought 
to embrace the truth of Christ by his means. In the early part of 1860, Ch'ea sgain'presented 
himself to Dr. Legge, vrith ntiie additional candidates for Christian baptism, making a total 
otfomttem souls brought to the knowledge of the Saviour by the Christian zeal of this 
venerable man. In the spring of 1860 the Bev. John Chalmers, accompanied by Tsun- 
Sheen, the Chinese Evangelist, made a visit to Pok-lo, where they were greatly cheered 
both by the stedfastness of the converts already received, and by the urgent application of 
many of the people for Christian baptism ; and of these, forty'/our were deemed suitable 
subjects Ua that ordinance. 

In the month of January 1861, iist§en additional individuals from Pok-lo and its vicinity 
were received into the visible Church by Dr. Legge at Hong Kong, ** making a total," as 
our friend observed, " up to that time, of eighty-Jive individuals who had publicly come 
over to the Christian camp." 

In May last both Dr. Legge and Mr. Chalmers again visited Pok-lo and the surrounding 
country, when they received vpwarde qf forty additional Converts ; and arrangements were 
then made for openmg a sanctuary in which the Native Christians should meet to eigoy the 
truths and ordinances of the GospeL 

Such had been the rise and progress of the kingdom of God.. The seed of truth sown in 
the heart of an aged and obscure individual had been watered by the grace of the Holy 
Spirit, and through progressive years it had brought forth thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold. 
All was promising ; and it was hoped that a European Missionary might shortly be appointed 
to this inland Station, and preach the Gospel without let or hindrance. These bright 
prospects have, however, been suddenly overcast. In the early part of October, Dr. Legge 
received intelligence that a spirit of enmity and persecution against the Native Brethren 
had been exhibited by^the higher class of their countrymen ; and, after obtaining an assurance 
of redress from the Governor of Canton and a native oflteer to protect him on the journey, 
he hastened to Pok-lo. 

The result of our friend's intervention appeared for the moment quite satisfactory ; fbr 
although he was fully sensible of the duplicity and injustice of the native authorities, they 
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ftbtmdant ptofoarfon of regpect and Ironoor. Bnt, wltlihi ft forhiiglit after lot return to 
Hon* Kong he received tte pdnfcd ttflingfttbat his hopes had been grierondy diaippolnted; 
that the native anthoritfii, who had for the hour yielded to the influence of their anperior, 
the Governor of Canton, had basely violated all thrir engagements, and had themselves 
become parties in a series of cruel persccntions, terminating in the torture and murder of 
the fEiithfol Ch'ba— the proto-martyr in the cause of Protestant Christianity in China. 

'* When I left/' writes Dr. Legge, " Ch'ea remained in temporary charge of the house. 
He was full of joy, as I was, and unsuspicious of danger. On the evening of the 13th of 
October, he was forcibly carried oflf by a body of ruffians, led by Soo Hoy-u and a confede- 
rate IHce himself. They todk him to a village not far off, and hung him up all night by the arms 
and feet to a beam. During the two following days, he suffered much torture and insult, 
and on the 16th he was taken to the rifer side, and, on refusing to renounce Christianity, 
was pot to death, and his body thrown in the stream. On the 14th, the triumphant foe 
declared his intention to burn the village of Chuk-an, and the Brethren there, with their 
families, fled to villages more remote, where they could take refuge with Christian friends. 
On the 17th, fourteen of them made their way to Canton. The man from whom we pur- 
chased the house came here, bringing his wife and daughter with him. Others came from 
Pok-lo; and, four days ago, two came from Kot-leng, saying that persecution was extending 
to their neighbourhood, and a reward offered for the heads of the two principal men among 

** I have obtained a copy of part of a placard posted up in Wye-chow, and purporting to 
be issued by the whole city. It effen fifty dollars for the death of every foreigner commg 
among them, and 20 doliais for the death of every Chmese aiding in bringing the foreigner 
there, or in circulating his books. 

** Such is the present posture of affkirs. Our Brethren are indeed in an evil case." 

These facts, though deeply painful, ean awaken neither surprise nor fear in the minds of 
reflecting ChristiatM. Perseetition for Cfari^'i ukt H the sure and hivarid)le result Of faith 
in His nikme and obedienee to His will. But it is no less eertihi that persecution has ever 
defeated its own desigd— tiitt it hu ever been overruled by Ood for the fortherance of the 
Gospel ; and we doubt not that hi CRtNA, as hi Habaoascak, the blood of the martyrs 
wiH prove the seed of the Church. 

Since the publication of the last Annual Report, important changes have occurred In the 
Imperial Government, whith mtist hereaiter grefttiy sfltoct the poetical and sddal hiterests 
of this vast empfati and will probably have an important bearing also on the future labours 
of the Mission Church. On the 22nd of August the late Smperor, at the early agt of 
twenty-nine, fell a victim to the unrestrained indulgence of his vices ; and his son, a child 
of only eight years of age, wn noodnated by the dying father as his successor, with a 
council of regency during his minority. This council was oomposed of unprindpled men, 
who had surrounded th6 late Emperor, and employed their influence to gratify his unbridled 
passions ; they were the declared enemies of intercourse and alliance with foreigners, and 
by their cruel and perfidious designs our countrymen, while engaged in friendly negotiations, 
were seized, imprisoned, and two of their number cruelly put to death. The mother of the 
juvenile Bmperor, with Prince Kung, Us uncle, arraigned the council of regency before the 
supreme tribunal* for sundry erhnes affecting the faodour and the irelfiire of the empire ; 
these charge were substantiated— the regency was deposed— and three of its members were 
sentenced to die» two by their own hands, and one by the public etecutioner. Prince Knng 
is esteemed a man ef eiiligbtened mind and ateady purpose, and tiie new government, of 
which he is priine itMiteri il daily gatfaering strength and commanding public confidence. 
The men whom he hai dis^ioed have only paid the just penalty of their bad cotnsels and 
pernicious doings, and they have fallen unpitied by any dass of their countryaaen. 

The T«e«ptng Ininrgeltts have continued to carry desolation and death wherever their 
power has prevailed. The cities of Kankino,* Strottow, and Nikopo are, for the greater 
part, in mins ; and the wretched hibitbltahts who escaf^ the sword are perli^infr by famhie* 

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By th6 latest intelligence we learn that they have surrounded SRAHOttiiE !n almost eonntless 
numbers ; bul it is hoped and expected that the combined forces of Britain and of France 
will be sufficient to protect the city and repel the invaders. 

The faronrable judgment which some of our Mitsionariet heretofore toteritfaied In relMlmi 
16 the character of the Tae-piiig Insurgents has been greatly qoaUHed, eipedaHyinapplto- 
tion to their leader, by further acquaintance with their proceedings. And so bold and 
hlaaphNnous are the pretensions of the Tien-Wang^ and to emel and oppressive is the 
eiercise of hia despotism, that any imme^alo advantage to the mme of OfariitltBHy 
resulting from the success of hii adherents li well-nigh relinqdihed. Nevertheless, 
Mr. John, during his sojourn at Nanking, met with several individuals who not only pos* 
aessed an accurate acquaintance with the essential truths of Christianity, but exemplified 
their influence on their spirit and character. These men $eeriify distvdWed ttfeir fttKlk ih the 
divine pretensions of the chief; but had this conviction beeti known, or even AtpedM, the 
sacrifice of their lives would have been the penalty of the!^ unbelief. Onr Btethren, ho#- 
ever, entertain i strong conviction that the droohrtion of the New tettament by the a athiw Ity 
of the Tien*Wang has diffused a large amount of Christian knowledge among many of hk 
followers) and they fed assured also, that the downfall of idolatry, wherever the rebel arms 
have triumphed, has inflicted a blow upon Buddhism freoi which it will never recover, but 
which will ultimately work the total overthrow of diat system of fds^hood and soperstitioii 
throughout the empire. 

What may be the eventual issue of this deadly strile to the respective eombatants time 
oiily can disclose ; but that the Imperial Government ean be re^establtshad in the several 
provinces in which for years past it has been subverted, appears most improbablij. But 
" the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth j" and in this assaranee the frieiifls of Misik»ne put 
tiieir trust, and, without doubt or dismay, wait the issae of the preeent conflict ** He wiU 
make the wrath of man to praise Him, and the remainder of wrath He will restrala }" aad| 
whatever instruments may be employed, ** He will overturn, overturn, overturn, until He 
come whose right it is j" and the land of Sinim shall unite with every nation iinder the 
whole heavens to crown Immannel Lord of all. 


It was the painiul task of the Durectors, in their last Report, to set before their consti- 
tuents the deplorable condition of the people of Travaneor»t who were at that time suffering 
the horrors of famine. The recital of their miseries excited the eompassion of man^ friends 
of the Society, and funds were contributed liberally for their relief. This timely aid greatly 
alleviated the misery of the starving multitudes, and filled with jey the hearts of onr 
Bfissionaries, who gladly became distributors of the funds with which they wa« intrusted. 
The providence of God signally interposed at the juncture when the afilictions of the people 
were extreme, and their prospect most gloomy ; when the heavens were as brass, and the 
earth as iron. He sent a plenteous rain, and beauty and, fertility covered the land. The 
Ray. James 1>dthie, of Nagercailt writing in June last, describes this blessed trtnafbr* 
mation as follows : — 

'' In a letter I sent you by last mail I stated that although the pressure of the fanflne in 
this part of the country was over, owing to want of rain fears were entertained that the 
ensuing harvest might prove a failure. I now send you a short note to sSy that "v^ithin the 
last week or teti days a plentiful supply of ra)n has fallen, and there is non^ every reeisbn io 
expect a good harvest. Indeed, I never saw the country looking better than ft n6w doia. 
The fields are well supplied with water, and— such is the effect of timely rain here — the 
Isee of the country has become quite changed within the short space of eight oi ten days.'' 

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abo the affecting condition and prospectt of the people from the sore visitation they had 
suffered, hut which the Christian bounty of England would happily mitigate :— 

*• The preiture of the famine may now be considered to be over ; bnt distress still prevails, 
and doubtlesfl will continue to prevail, among the lower classes of the people, for months to 
come. Greai numbirt around ut (if all clattu heme been obliged to pari with everything 
heUmging to them, m order to obtain the bare necetsitiee of Ufe. But the money now in 
hand will relieve the immediate wants of multitudes, and may do something towards enabling 
many of our people to recover the small articles of property they were obliged to part with 
before the means of relief were placed at our disposal. The sums forwarded are now soffi- 
dent to meet the necessities of the case, and we hate requested the Secretary to tender our 
united thanks to the Directors and friends in England for the generous manner in which 
they have responded to our appeab for help." 

A Ckmimittee of Belief, including one of our Missionaries, having been formed in the dty 
of Trevandrum, under the aospices of the Rajah, the Directors instructed our Brethren to 
apply iS200 for distribution through that agency. This grant, the Dewan, the Prime 
Minister of the Rajah, acknowledged in the following terms, which show the influence of 
practical Christianity upon the mind of an intelligent Hindoo :— 

" I am Indeed highly gratified to hear that you have received from the Directors of the 
Society in London, advice of additional contribntions to our Relief Fund. Nothing can be 
a nobler spectacle than that of a people, thousands and thousands of miles remote from 
India, extending their warmest sympathies so far, and contributing so liberally to the relief 
of suffering here. I have heard with admiration of the munificent sums which each sacces- 
sive mail has been bringing out to India for the sufferers. The spectacle is as instructive 
as it ia noble. With each aympathim pervading the worid, what splendid resulu may not 
be expected." 

Our MiMionary Brethren entertain the assurance that the sufferings of the people, and 
seasonable deliverance, have, under the Divine blessing, disposed their minds to r^;ard most 
favourably the character and claims of Christianity. 

" Thanks to the Lord of rich mercy,** writes the Rev. Ebenezer Lewis, *' who has blest 
this year more than preceding years, who has removed disease and famine, and given us 
health and food to enjoy, and who has caused His heavenly light to shine in many a heart 
once darkened by sin and heathenism, and in many a village that was till lately covered 
with the shadow of death. True it is that the Lord's ways are not our ways, neither are 
our thoughts His thoughts. The disturbances, plagues, and famine, that were of late raging 
in this country, though they appeared at the time ruinons to the community, have been 
nevertheless, as many can testify, overruled for the promotion of God's glory and the good 
of souls. On account of the fiimine, many idol worshippers had to forstke the pagodas, 
built and adorned by their ancestors, but which are now falling into decay. On account of 
the auistance rendered by the Missionaries to the afflicted during the late caste disturbances, 
many of the heathen became favourably disposed towards the Gkispel, and, during the time 
cholera prevailed, finding themselves cUsappointed by their demons, notwithstanding their 
earnest entreaties, and their offerings of sheep,^goats, fowls, &c., have now given up their zeal 
for idols, turned their hearts to the glorious Gospel of our Lord, and inclined their ears to the 
instruction of His servants. There is reason to believe that numbers of all castes, who read 
our Tracts and Scriptures, are now convinced of the truth of Christianity." 

The general aepeet of the Mission cause in India, according to the universal testimony 
not only of the actual labourers, but of all others interested in the object and acquainted 
with its progress, is highly animating. Not half a century has elapsed sinoe the Missionary 
entered India, if not by stealth, yet on sufferance; subject in his Christian efibrts to 
arbitrary interference and vexatious restrictions ; and smce 1818, when these servants of 
Qod first obtained the sanction and safeguard of British law, they have carried the glad 
ti^ngs of salvation to almost every nation and every tribe of her diversified and mighty 
population. They have translated the Word of the Lord into many Indian languages, the 
▼ery names of which, in some instances, were previously little known, even to the literati 
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vrhoM understandings it has enlightened, whose consciences it has awakened, and whose 
love of evil it will, as sorely as it is the Word of Qodi, hereafter oreroome. To mnltitades 
its saving troths have abready come, not in word only, hot in power, and in the Holy 
Ghost, and in much assoranoe. From every otass of idolaten to whom the Missionary has 
consecrated his labours, souls have been given as his recompense. Nnmeroos communities 
have been formed who have cast their idols to the moles and to the btts, and have received 
the Lord Jesos as their Saviour and their King; and their fkthers in Christ, as they behold 
in thdr transformation the wondrous power of a living fidth, exdaim with a thankihl and 
a loving heart, *' For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto 
you, and how ye turned to Qod from idols to serve the living and true Qod ; and to widt 
for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us 
from the wrath to come." 

The Mission Schools are crowded with Hindoo youths ; and in these schools the pupils 
are taught not only the principles of true sdence, whidi awaken their ocmtempt for the 
fkbles and absurdities of Hindooism, but they are made famihar with the mi^esty, and 
rectitude, and mercy of Jehovah, in contrast with the licentiousness and oruel^ of those 
imaginary deities whom their fathers trust and serve ; and not a few have been led amidst 
scorn and persecution to forsake fiither and mother, wife and children, houses and Unds, 
for Christ's sake, and take up the Cross and follow Him. 

It is also certain that, although the genius of idolatry is unchanged, its manifostations 
have been modified and controlled. Heathen spectacles are not so grossly offensive, and 
heathen fostivals are not so revolting and abominable as once they werej and among all 
classes, the priests and the people, there is a powerfrd though undefined impresnon that 
the days of heathenism are numbered, and that its dense darkness will soon flee before the 
day-spring from on high which is rinng on their country. 

In these several branches of eflbrt our Missionaries, in common with the Brethren of 
kindred Institutions, have toiled hard, and in all the rewards and encouragements of labour 
they have largely shared. During the past year, while they have rcjmcc^ over many new 
converts, they have been gratified no less with the sodal and moral improvement of their 
Churches. Instances have multiplied in which the brotherly kindness and mutual 
sympathy of the native Christians present a happy contrast to the apathy and selfishness of 
the Hindoo character. They contribute, and, according to thehr limited resources^ con- 
tribute liberally, to various benevolent and religious institutions ; and they are advancing in 
that great Christian duty of supporting those of thdr Brethren whom the Holy Ghost hath 
counted foithful, putting them into the work of the Ministry. The aggregate of these free- 
will offerings for the year, of which reports are given (and the returns are very deficient), 
exceeds £600— an amount which aforetime would have been thought incredible. 

In our Christian schools, the parents no longer think it a favour to the Missionary to 
send their children for histruction, but they have learnt to value education, and readily pay 
the appointed fees for the advantages received. In Bellary^ those payments last year 
exceeded £28; in Bangalore, £32; in Madra$, £116; and in CakutiOp £124. In 
refiarenoe to Calcutta, Dr. Mullens, in his last communication, says :— 

r *' We have resolved, amongst other things, to indrease our Institution Fees from four 
annas to ^gfat, t.e., from sixpence a month to a shilling ; and only to-day I have had the 
{Measure of gathering up 200 rupees as the fees of the present month of Marchi The value 
of education is rising all round us; paying schools are flourishing in all directions within 
Calcutta and its suburbs, and it is a good tiling that Missionary Institutions can enjoy the 
benefit, and thus reduce the expenditure of their benevolent income. Very few of our 
sdiolars have left in consequence of the change ; and, as we are endtovonring to make tHe 
instruction and management of the Institution more efficient, I hope our numbers may 
even increase. We have commenced the year very foirly with over 400 scholars.*' , 

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The inieBfliU of FmmiU ttiamtiMi in ladtt, mi mom oapeciallj edacAtion aiooog ike 
ktffktr ilauta of Bmdoo wmem, have lately mffiered a grievoog loss in the decease of Mri« 
Mi]llfl«% of Calctitia. it is well known that hitherto females of that dass have be^ 
tiba^fitt eotisdy axohided fioom the inilaeaflft of the ObrisUan teadier. Their habits of life 
are those of ttbter sednsiia, and rardj can eFea a Earopsan lady find admisnon to the 
Zenmi0. Indeed, oatil yesterday it was deemed by the learned and wealthier HindooH 
disc^^taUe fnd dangerous tiiat their wi?£8 and dang^iters should reooive any education 
«Mthy of the name» and, above all» that tbi^ sbooid be tanght the sacred truths of Ohtis< 
tianity. But opr late valued firiend* by her peeuliar qnalifications, was abie in several 
instaness to overcome these gceat ohstades t and we cherished the hope that the example 
once ostuhiished would be adopted estenuvely l^ the higher dosaes in that oiiy, and that 
hereafter the neglected and utUrutrueted Hindoo lady would be permitted to eiijoy visits of 
merx^ feom Owistian teachan of hisr own sex, and, through the blesaed truths of the 
fiospel, \m made vise unto salvation. 

But o^y hag9B have haaa anddaidy disa^ointed; jitft as Mrs. M. was r^icing in her 
labours^ and evlending them widely, she was strid^n by a fatal malady, and after a few 
honrs of intense safoing, die ^Ged. Were it not that the great Head of the Churdi, who 
qaalified her for tjiis service, can beatoir like endowments on others of ha sex, we should 
mourn over her death as an irrepa$wHe loss to tiie Misnonary cause. But we tnuct tiiat 
her ^Mrit viH animate many of our Christian countrywomen to make similar attempts for 
the ittstnetion of Hindoo ladies; and, should this be realized, we ans not without hope that 
they will ind, as Mrs. Mnllens fioand, encouragement beyond their expectation among the 
seduded inmates of the Zenana* 

Tfa^ innnal Knport of the Sodety, for several years past, has borna testimony to the 
indispensable necessity of a well tntned ¥ative agency for carrying the work of Missions 
to maAurity. yoi;dgnen «an never be secured in sufident numbers thonmghly to evan- 
gelise a heathen ceyontry; and althongh in some quaUicationa they may exod the Kative 
SvaifgeUst, in others they an giMtly his infisriors. India, beyond all other countries, 
from its vast extent and teeming popidation, requires a large increase of such agents ; and 
ve arc gratified in adducing the Judidous observations on this subject of the B«v. M. A. 
SHWBUifti eontsined in the Ust Bepart of the Missiim at Benares. -^ 

** It is high Ume, especially in the older Stations, that Missionaries should occupy the 
position of superintendents of a number of Churches. Every Mission of fifteen or twenty 
years' atanduHjp has one or rnocs Kature labourers, of education, intelhgenoB, and earnest 
piety, who ^ooh} ^9 jMuMur to a^y Christian community in any part of thp world. These 
men have been well tried in subordinate positions, and have shown themselves competent to 
exerdse a higher authority and influence. In a few Missions some of them have been thus 
promoted, and mre dtfaer Pastors of Native Churohes or head masters of schools 3 and very 
few i n s t an eps have ocosinred in vhioh they have disappointed the expeotations formed 
respffioting ^em. But the principle should be carried out on a far hirgsr acale than has 
hitherto been attempted. The work, on which niany Missionaries expend a vast amount of 
time and labour, might be as efficiently and much more satisfactorily performed by the 
superior class of Katrve Christians.'' 

In these riews generally the Directors heartily concur, and they are thankful that their 
Brethren throngbaut India are fully sensible of their truth and importance, and that the 
number of Native Pastors and Bvangelists is yearly increasing. 

The elainif of InfUa on ^he teal and benevolence of the British Churches are paramount 
to those of any other heathen land. More than one hundred and fifty mUlions of her 
people are the subjects of our Queen ; and» having been deeply wounded and humbled by 
the power of our arms, we should aim, by every effort of Christian mercy, to heal their 
sufferings and lift them from their degradation. Every year brings us into doser inter- 
course and aUianoe with that vast empire ; and the gigantic eiorts now in progress for the 

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80<9»l a^d political i^pn>f ement of the com^trjTr wiU provt bkaaiDga to' J^ilii tad blei&ings 
to ourselresy in the measure in which thty |ve aanojkiiad by the iniliieBco ot that Pinnc 
Word which hat made our conntrj fireei and grea^ and happ/. NoW; theni i» the moment-* 
the u^rgent and anaplciona moment— when Zion ahoold asoend the monnmn topt lift up 
her Toice with strength, and cry aloud to the milUona ol India, *' QeHiold yov God V 

Instructed by theae clear intimationa of pi?ine FroTidenoe, and painfully confinced of 
the insufficiency of the entire ageney yet in operation in the oyerthrow of that gigantic 
idolatry which has for agea been the ba^e and tlb^ cnrae of the oonntryt the Directors hare 
appropriated fidteen of the twenty*aefe9 Cl^tian labonrani «ent forth witl^ the last year 
to India, and they will rcgoice to increase that nnn^ to fnch exteajk aa the Great 
Head of the Church shall provide warm-hearted, fiithfiil Eyangtiistii qnaUied lor the 


The Directors close their Report br offering their warmest congratulations to the friends 
of the Society, and by inviting their numble and adoring praise to God for the wonderful 
and blessed change which His providence has wrought in the state and prospects of 
Madaoascab. On the 23rd of August last the Queen, after a reign of tyranny and 
oppression exceeding thirty years, was called to stand before the Judge of all the earth. 
Before her death she had nominated her son and only child, Rakotond Radama, as successor 
to the crown. The young Prince had, however, to encounter a formidable rival in the 
person of his cousin, Ramboasalama, the willing Minister of the late Queen in all her acta 
of persecution and cruelty, and the avowed and relentless enemy of the Native Christians. 
But God preserved his life from the hand of his enemy when it was lifted up agahist him, 
and the fallen usurper js now the captive of ^ lawful sovereign. The prince is greatly 
beloved by the people, and especially by the Christians, to whom he has often proved a 
protector at the risk of his own life. His avowed principles and policy, both domestic and 
foreign, are durectly the reverse of those of his kte mother ; and all who abhor cruelty and 
wrong, who love liberty and mercy, must unite and pray, *' May God preserve the life and 
uphold the throne of Radama IL, King of Madagascar." 

Nearly five-and-forty years since, the Fathers and Founders of our Society commenced 
the efforts, which they had long before contemplated, for introducing the Gospel to Mada« 
gascar. In the month of March, 1819, Messrs. Bevan and Jooea, Agents of the Society, 
landed in the Island, with a view to permanent Ubour ; but, within a few woeks, the former 
of these devoted men, and his wife and ehild, were removed by death ; tiie wife and child 
of his associate also died ; while the solitary survivor waa so utteriy prostrated by disease, 
as to be compelled for a season to return to Mauritius* 

Undismayed, however, by these calamities, Mr. Jonea, who had, in the meantime, been 
joined by Mr. Griffiths, proceeded, in the autumn of the following year, to Madagascar, 
and through the kind offices of the Britiah Resident, they wer^ permitted to settle at 
Antananarivo, the capital, with the entire approval of Radam^j ^ lUng. 

The favourable regard of the King was, doubtless, to a oansiderable degree, secored by 
the beneficial arts and customs which the Missionaries, in subordination to the higher 
objects of their office, introduced and commended to his subjects ; but, eventually, multi- 
tudes of the people understood and appreciated their roiniatry,aiid sought instruction in the 
great truths of salvation. 

Encouraged by the favourable intimations of Divine Providence, the Directors made 
vigorous efforts to extend their labours, and, from the year 1818 to 1820, they sent to 
Madagascar ybur/ffen kbourers, consisting of sii ordained Missionaries, two Missionary 
printers, and six Missionary artisans. 

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But, at the ezpintion of dgfat yuri from the ettablishment of the misnon, Rtdima, 
who had proved ita actiTe and CuthAd friend, died; and he waa anceeeded by the late 
Queen, whose reign of cneltj^'Wid terror ia at length dosed. 

During the fifteen yeara of their reaidenee in Madagaacar, the Mlssionariea laboured with 
unwearied diligence sAd zeal and the resnlta of theae laboura must command our admira- 
tion. The number of tehooU they established amounted to* nearly 100, containing 4000 
scholars ; more than 10,000 children passed through these sdiools, to whom were imparted, 
the elementa both of useful instruction and rdigious truth. BhtnetUary book* were pro- 
Tided for the pupils; and a large proportion of theae were distributed among the people, 
who acquired the art of reading without attendance on the schools. Two Imy Congrtga- 
tiofu were formed at the capital; and nearly 2007peraons, on profession of thdr fidth, 
were admitted to Ckurek-feikwikip. Prtaehmg ttaiioni were eatabiiahed, alao, in aerersl 
towns and TiOagea at a diatance from the capital; and many serrioes were hdd, wedcly, 
at the dwdlinga of the Natifc Christians. 2}wo prhUing prean^t sent out by the Sodety, 
were in constant operation, and bedde SehooUhookt and TVac/t, printed and put into 
circulation, a Dieiionary of the langwage waa prepared and printed in two yolumes. But, 
dbov9 allf the whole of the Ser^iuret qf the Old amd New Teetamente were trmulated, 
corrected, and printed in the native Imguage^k language wliich had been first reduced to 
a written form by the labours of the Mlssionariea. 

Towards the close of 1834, the coercive and peraecuting measures of the Queen were 
brought into full and fatd operation. All Christian instruction waa prohibited in the 
schools— the congregations dispersed — the obserrance of Christian ordinances strictly 
prohibited— and even the possesdon of the Sacred Scriptures was attended with heavy 
penaltiea. And, as an aggravation of all other Borrows, the Christians behdd their faithful 
Misdonaries compelled to abandon their much-loved worlc, and themsdves left as aheep 
without a ahepherd in the midst of ravening wolves. 

For the fifteen years following the expuldon of the Misdonaries, many thousands of the 
Native Christians suffered poverty and degradation, alavery and death, rather than deny 
Christ, or relinquish their hope of heaven, founded on His dying love. The Rev. ^m. 
Ellis, on his visit to Madagascar in the year 1856, coliected much authentic information 
respecting these fdthful confessors and heroic martyrs, of which he lias given in hia 
interesting volume a oondse summary :— 

<<More than twenty years have pused since the profession of the Christian fdth waa 
publicly prohibited in Madagascar, and during this period all available roeana have been 
employed, often with subtile ingenuity and great aeverity, to enforce the prohibition. Death 
has not only been inflicted, but in the prdiminary treatment of the condemned, and in 
the manner and circumstanoea of their punishment, it has been an object to augment the 
agony of thdr sufferings, and to render the prospect of death most frightfolly appdling. 
The first Christian martyr in Madsgascar suffered in 1837, the second in the following year. 
Tliree or four yeara after, nine at Imst were put to death in such a manner, and with such 
accompanying circumstances, as were intended to involve the supposed criminals in the 
deepest ignomhiy. In the year 1846 the Bufferings of the people appear to have been 
great ; but the aeverest persecution to whidi tiiey were subjected, and in vrhicfa the greateat 
number fdl, occurred in the year 1849. 

" But besides these, multitudes, probably amountiug to thousands, and induding those 
of every rank and age, from the unconscious infant who, with its parents, had been sold 
into slavery, to the venerable sire whose long life had been spent in the service of Ida 
country— or from the noble, whose rank and lineage placed him near the throne, to the poor 
and friendless dave— all had been punished for Bupposed or acknowledged paitidpation in 
the reading of the Chriatian's Book, or the offering of the Christian's prayer. The 
punishments inflicted had been almost as varied as the condition or the drcumstances of 
the criminal. The Tangena, or orded of poiaon-water, had frequently b^u administered 
with fatal effects. Confiscation and seizure had been made of house and land, and of 
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flold in the public marlcetf, and rabjected to aU the ordinary niieries remltbg from lepa- 
ration from their nearest relativet, frequently with two extra conditioni, intended to 
enhance the bitterneat of their cnp, viz. — that they should only be sold to those who wonld 
engage to make them labour severely and continuously, and that their relatives or friends 
shonld not be allowed to redeem them, but that they should be, as it was expressed, ' like 
weeds of the waste, bowing down their heads till they died.' 

« I obtained a detailed and deeply affecting account, written in the natire language, with 
the substance of it also in English, of the tnals of the Christians in 1849, the period of 
the last severe persecution. 

« Of the numbers implicated, some idea may be formed from the fact that at one time 
and at one place, 37 who had explained or preached the Wofd were reduced to slavery, 
with their wivea and children ; 42 who had possessed books were made slaves, and their 
property seized ; 27 who had possessed books, and who had preached, or explained, were 
made slaves, with their wives and children ; 6, with whom it was a second offence, were 
imprisoned ; 2055 had paid one dollar each ; 18 had been put to death ; 14 hurled from the 
steep rock; and 4 burnt alive. 

** Those who had been appointed to die wore treated with the greateat indignity. They 
were wrapped in old, torn, or dirty mats, and rags were stuffed into their months. Seven- 
teen of them had been tied each along a pole, and had been thus carried between two men, 
bearing the pole on their shoulders, to the place where sentence was to be pronounced. 
One of their number, being a young female, walked behind the rest. Four of them, being 
nobles, were not killed in the ordinary way, as there is an aversion to the shedding of the 
blood of noUes — they were therefore sentenced to be burned. When the sentence was 
pronounced, some derided, and the condemned were then carried away to the places of 
execution. The four nobles were burned alive in a place by themselves. Two of them 
were husband and wife, the latter expecting to become a mother. At the place of execu- 
tion life was offered them if they would take the required idolatrous oath. Declining to 
do this, they were bound, and laid on the pile of wood, or placed between split poles, 
more wood being heaped upon them, and the pile was then kindled. Amidst the smoke 
and blaze of the burning wood the pangs of maternity were added to those of an agonizing 
death, and at this awful moment the martyr's child was bom. I asked my informanta 
what the executioners or bystanders did with the babe. They answered, * Thrust it into 
the flames, where its body was burned with its parents, its spirit to ascend with theirs 
to God.' 

** The remaining fourteen were taken to a place of common execution, whither a number 
of felons who had been sentenced to death were also taken to be executed together with the 
Christians. The latter were put to death by being thrown over a steep precipice — the 
Tarpeian Rock of Antananarivo. Each one was suspended by a cord on or near the edge 
of tiie precipice, and there offered life on condition of renouncing Christ and taking the 
required oaths. Of these there was one, who, though in the prospect of an ignominious, 
instant, and violent deatii, spoke with such calm self-possession and humble confidence 
and hope of the near prospect of glory and immortal blessedness, as very deeply to affect 
those around him. llie young woman who had walked to the place Of execution, it was 
hop^ would be induced to recant With this view she was, according to orders, reserved 
until the last, and placed in such a position as to see all the others, one after another, 
Ihnried over the fatal rock. So far from being intimidated, she requested to follow her 
friends, when the idol keeper present struck her on the face, and urged her to take the 
oath and acknowledge the idols. She reftised, and begged to share the fate of her friends. 
The executioner then said, * She is an idiot, and does not know what she says. Take her 
away.' She was then taken from the place, and afterwards sent to a distant part of the 

Although death had not been publicly .executed upon the Christians during the later 
years of the Queen's reign, which is attributed mainly to the influence of her son, yet her 
unrighteous and cruel laws remained unrepealed, and from the uniform tenor of the letters 
received from the Native Christians, it is evident that the reign of terror continued to the 
latest hour of the Queen's life ; but her son and successor, while his own life was yet in 
jeopardy, proclaimed liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison doors to them 
that were bound. And if we have heretofore remembered in our prayers *' those that were in 
bonds as bound with them," it behoves us to-day to share in their songs of deliverance. 
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W9S thjeif ijooaUi filled jyith lio^^ter and their tongoa wUh sm^og; thea said they amoog 
the heathen^ The Loni hatii done great thingi for them." *' Veriljr," replied the emaiid* 
pated exiles, ** The Lord hadi done great tilings for ns, whereof we are glad." 

The Yiews and the policy of the new sovereign, in relation to foreigners and their re« 
spectiTe governments, are most liberal and enlightened. Hitherto none but natives have 
been allowed to reside Ib Hadagasear, except by permission of the Government, and these 
exceptions were very rare, and granted only for a limited period : sneh were the terms on 
which the first Missionaries were received by Radama. But now all restrictions on com- 
merce 4n4 inf^ercoorse with foreigners are abolished — ^the eoantry and the capital are opea^ 
before themf-rand the King makes known his strong desire to Uve in jpeace and amicable 
interceurse with all nations. 

On his ^u^session to the throne, Radama 11. communicated these just and enlarged views 
specially to the Governor of Mauritius, for transmission to the Government of Sngland s 
and, in conseqnenoe, an inflnentiai deputation was immediately appointed to visit the 
capital of Madagascar, witii a view to present the congratulations of the Governor to the 
Kin^, on his accession to the throne, and to assure him of the friendly disposition of the 
Queen of England and her people. The deputation also conveyed appropriate presents to 
the new sovereign^ as a practical expression of respect and friendship. 

In the mo|ith of February a despatch from the British Government reached Mauritius, 
accompani^ by an autograph letter of congratulation, from Her Majesty the Queen to 
Radama II., which were forwarded forthwith by a special messenger to the capital. These 
documents will afford great satisfaction to the new soverdgn, and tend greatly to oonsoli- 
date his Government. 

In accordance vidi the invitations of the Malagasy Christians^ Mr. Lb Brun visitjcd 
the itdand, and pcoeeeded to the capital, in the month of Gotcrfter. He was accompanied 
by Andrianado, or, as better known by his English name, David Johns, who was compelled 
to flee for his life, and take refuge in Mauritius in the year 1836, where he has >ince 
laboured as a Christian Jeacher among his countrymen in exile. 

The report which tiiiis intelligent man gives, of what he had heard and seen at Ajitana- 
larivo, confirms and enlarges all the good tidings previously received :— 

** From David Johns," writes Mr. Ellis, ^* I received much explicit information respecting 
the Christians, and the encouragement afforded them by the King and some of the high 
officers. The Commander-in-Chief is very Aivourable ; he has given the Christiana a house 
near his own residence for a chapel ; and some of the female members of his fEimily are 
very sincere Christians. Letters repently received from the capital state that the King haa 
walked at jthe head of a large prpe^ion of Christians, from a palace in the suburbs to his 
residence in the city, and that, at ms request, the Christians sang all the way. 

*' The statements made personally by the King to David Johns, and the explicit assur- 
ances by the Christians iu their latest letters, exclude the slightest ground for doubt as to 
the wishes of the King and the people that Missionaries should come as soon as possible^ 
and that they will be cordially welcomed. In regard to the proceedings of the Native 
Christians, the King recommended them not to make any change in their modes of worship 
or organization till Mr. Ellis and the Missionaries came to tell them what to do. 

''The Christians are active, energetic^ and grateful for their wonderful deliverance, 
fueling their way in ecclesiasticid matters. Their numbers have greatly increased since the 
accession of the King to the throne. Their desire after bodks is great — the neophytes 
for elementary books^ the advanced Christiana for the entire Bible. They said to David 
Johns, ' Tell Mr. Ellis we widi he was here to talk with the King ; but tell him not to be 
anxious or afridd on our account : we shall be firm ; we cannot be turned from the English, 
or from the faith and practice taught in the Bible. Tell him not to fear that we shall 
listen to what the priests say, or encourage them. But tell him we want Missionaries, and 
printers, and press, speedily ; that we shall keep on in our past way till he and the Mis- 
uoiiaries come to tell us how to proeeed, and how to help the Word of God to grow.' 

" The King seems to be walking in the steps of Radama I. as closely as he can. He has 
ordered schools to be established, as soon as Teachers can be provided, in all the villages in 
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B« hu fipMo i^ # ful« MmU aU wIio apfiear l^re Mv #imi 4o 99 ^ Earo^ean clothes. He 
ha« «ppQ9ran^ the ^tudy of English to the utmost extent, having made it the diplomatic 
language of his government. In this respect the people share foil j in his preference. As 
an illustration, I may mention that when Mr. Le Bran began to pray in French, before one 
of the large congregations on the Lord's Day, the Native Miiuster stopped him, and re- 
qnesUd him to pv»y in Englii}!, fs the pfsople liked] |;he English laagoage : and he conse- 
qqeotiy did so.'' 

The re-op«Biig of M adagagcai to the Mitiionarief of Hie Ccott-^an erant for wUeh the 
Chturoh has prayed and vraittd fivt-and*t«eQly yeara— left ik» Directors of the liOndon 
Missionary Society without bositatkm as to fteir course of duty* Eight years sinoe, when 
the prospect of doliyetanoo for the peraoaiiled ChristiaM and the admission of ChristiaB 
Teachers appeared to bo at hand, upwards of Sbvbw Thousand Poundo were raised by 
the members of tiie Society to accomplish tibds ol^ect ; and, although the sanguine hopes 
then cherished were for the time disappointed, ^is fiind has been held sacred, and is now, 
happily, available for the object designed. It appeared, also, to the Directors that their 
long-tried and beloved friend, the Rbt. William Ellis, whose visit to Madagascar in 
1856 was connected with incalculable advantages, would be ih9 man to undertake another 
visit to the Island, with a view precisely to ascertain facts, which may have great influence 
on the future progress of the Gospel, and to prepare the way for the introduction of a new 
body of Christian labourers. Our deyoted Brother readily accepted the invitation of the 
Directors, regarding it a9 the clear and imperative call of his Divine Master to this new 
apd arduouf course of duty. 

Mr. Ellis embarlLed at Southampton, Cor Madagascar) on the 20th of November, and 
reached Mauritius in health and safety on the 27th of December. It was foreseen that, in 
conseqaence of tj^e nnhealthy and perilous climate of the coast during the early months of 
the year, our friend would be destined in the colony dofing that season; but it was 
anticipated that he would possess opportunities for correspondence^ both with the King and 
the Malagasy Christians, and of giving them assurance of the unabated sympathy and 
affection of theijr friends in Britain. These expectations have been fully answered ; both 
th,e Sovereign and the people have rejoiced at the intelligence that he was so near their 
coast, and haye, we trust, ere this, given him a hearty welcome in the city of Antananarivo. 

Encouraged, also, not on)y by the permission, but the urgent wishes of Radama, and 
th^ importunate requests of the Native Christians, the Directors resolved to use all prac- 
ticable pieans to send forth) in the early part of the Spring, a band of Missionaries (not less 
than six in number), suitably qualified for the different dcjpartments of labour demanded by 
the new circumstances of the Church in Madagascar. In addition to three Brethren 
directly bearing the Missipnary office, it was hoped that other devoted individaals might be 
found ; one, at least, well instructed in surgery and medicine ; (i second, with qualifications 
for promoting general and Christian education, by training Native Schoolmasters ; and a 
third, practically acquainted with the act of printing. 

fhe gracious Master whom we serve crowned thes^ effb^rts with success, and raised up 
9^x devoted labourers for these different departments of service. The Rev. Robert Toy 
jm4 M^* fojl Rev. John Dufi'tts, and ReT« W. £. Cousins; pr. Alexander Davidson, and 
Mr^. Payldson ; Messrs. John Parrett and C. H. Stagg, embarked for Madagascar a month 
since ; and it m^j be hoped that, under the gmdanoe and protection of Him whom they 
$eek to honour, they may, by the anniveraary of the lying's accession, reach their destina- 
tion. They t^e ipith them a printing press and a supply of type ; school materials, and 
other valuable appliances for the recommencement of the Mission. The vessel is also 
stored with 10,600 copies of the New Testament and portions of the Old, in the Malagasy 
^Bipuige, the numificent grant of the British and Foreign Bible Society ; and the Com- 
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employ the new preif. They hare also borne a moiety of the eott of 20,600 Tcdnmes of 
Christian worki translated into the ▼emacnlar, indnding Jamea'a '* Anxions Inqoirer," 
Hairs '* Come to Jeras/' *' The Pilgrim's Progress," and other treatises anited to the 
present state of the people. 

The Directors thankfully acknowledge the mnnifioent Donation of £1000 from a Friend, 
who, with Christian modesty, withholds his name, towards this re-commencement ef the 
Mission in Madagascar; and they hare received also for the same object, from other 
generous donors, an additional amount, together with dividends, of £820. Bat these 
contributions fall short of the outlay incurred, by more than £400 ; while the ezpenditure 
of the Society will be increased by not less than £2000 per annum. They would there- 
fore urge upon the Friends of the Sodety to express their gratitude to God for his gradons 
interposition in the re*opening of Madagascar, by such a permanent increase of their 
liberality as shall meet the uigency of the occasion, and enable the Directors to occupy the 
wide and newly opened field by an adequate number of devoted labourers. 

Who can reriew the history of the Church in Madagascar without adoring gratitude to 
God, who granted to his suffering sunts, through the prolonged course of their heavy 
sorrows, grace to glorify His name by their humble confidence and dauntlesa courage ? 
His strength was made perfect in their weakness ; and, when they passed through the deep 
floods and the devouring flames, His presence was their stay, and His love their song* The 
more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied ; the two hundred believers, with 
which the persecuting reign of the late Queen commenced, had increased more than ten- 
fold when the persecutor died. Hie Church in Madagascar supplies an additional chapter 
to the Book of Martyrs, and affords us delightfol and condusive proof that the truth which 
our Missionaries teach, is the same Divine truth, and attended by the same Almighty grace, 
as that which constrained myriads in the primitive age to take joyfully the spoiling <tf their 
goods, and to lay down their lives for the sake of the Lord Jesus. 

When the fathers and founders of the Mission were driven from their oonverfes, in the 
infancy of their knowledge and their faith, the ezdted Saviour called from among them- 
sdves faithful men, taught by His Word and qualified by His Spirit, to become Pastors 
and Teachers of His Church. These Native Overseers have ministered the word and 
ordinances of Christ with singular wisdom and fidelity, and have in all things been 
ensamples to (heir flocks, in their holy lives, thdr patient sufferings, and their triumphant 
deaths. Most truly may we say that the Mission in Madagascar has been God's own 
Mission ; and from its trials and triumphs we may learn what His presence and His power, 
apart from human agency, can do, when the prosperity of His Church and the honour of 
His name are involved. 

But, while we thankfhUy acknowledge the foithfohiess and loving-kindness of the Lord 
to our suffering Brethren throughout the last thirty years, and render Him our praise for 
the prospects of the fiiture, it cannot be superfluous to observe that these prospects, though 
bright and cheering, are not doudless. Already, both Popery and Infiddity are there and 
active; and no opportunity will be lost of misrepresenting and withstanding the Teodiers 
of God's pure truth. Nor should it be forgotten Uiat, in the history of the Churofa, many 
who have nobly braved the fury of the storm have lost thdr vigour and vitality under the 
sunshine of courtly favour and popular applause. Let us then make tiie Christiaas of 
Madagascar the spedd subject of our earnest prayer that He, " who holdeth the seven 
stars in His right hand, and walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks," may 
preserve their light pure and glorious amidst ^the superstitions of Antidirist and tiie dark- 
ness of Heathenism. 

The Chaibhah sdd :— I am sure that the first note which sounds after that report will 
be one of praise and thanksgiving to God. A more encouraging rqx>rt I have never heard. 

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I have, through the kindneai of Dr. Tidman, had an advantage which yon, my finendf, 
have not had — the advantage of reading that report in detail; and I can aasnre you that 
its details are not a whit le« interesting than the snmmary to which you have jost listened. 
After what we have heard I am snre we shall oflfer what I may call onr thanksgiving for 
victories ; and it will he the dedre of every one that onr hearts may he lifted up to go 
fbrward with fresh courage in our path. We are mot together to hear accounts of what 
Qod has heen doing, of the victories which He has been gaining, of the armies which he 
has sent forth, and of those who have become not His prisoners but His children. And if 
there be one thing which we need more tiian another, it i% I am sure, a grateftil heart to 
acknowledge Uiat it is His hand that has done all that we hear ot, and that it is His hand 
that will do more than we have yet seen ; and that figure of celebration of victory reminds 
me of another celebration of victory of which we have lately heard^a victory carrymg 
with it destruction, desohition, woe; men, through the agency of the devil, rejoicing in 
th&r successes over ihmr fellow men and their brothers. How thankfhl we ought to be 
that onr thanksgiving here is mingled with no bitter cup ; that our ground of thanksgiving, 
even for the abdn, is thaithey have exchanged tune for eternity »that they have exchanged a 
poor sufTering body for a glorious immortality. That noble band of men who went forth 
in wearinesi^ and it may be in fbar, we now read of thdr triumph. We read of the fruits 
of this victory; we read of harvests«bebg gathered; we hear to day of this part of the 
world and that being refreshed and enlightened by the glorious Gospel ; and surely, then, 
onr hearts must be lifted up to fresh praise and thanksgiving. But this is not all. It is 
not enough to give thanks ; there must be some proof of thankfulness, there must be some 
reality in our gratitude, there must be something beyond coming here once a year and 
listening to an encouraging report and encouraging speeches. Our work does not stop here. 
I believe that we are ourselves, each of us, responsible in the vght of God for being privi- 
l^;ed to be fbllow-labourers with others in this, great work. There is no one here, from 
the oldest to the very youngest^ who cannot cooperate, and co-operate mightily, in this 
work of spreading the Gospel. ''Ask of me," says God, ** and I will give thee the heathen 
for thine inheritance." There is a promise that those who ask shall receive, and I do 
heUeve that if the spirit of prayer were poured out on this assembly, and we were all with 
one mind and heart to besiege the throne of grace with petitions for fresh blessings, we 
should, at the next anniversary, have a Report still more encouraging, still more rejoidng to 
an our hearts, than that to which we have just listened. I can conceive nothing more 
encouraging than one passage in that Report ; I refer to what is said about a poor old 
man in China. Now I know that men are very apt to say that the converts from heathen* 
ism are a very diiferent sort of Christians from Christians at home, that they belong to an 
inferior grade; but I cfo think that the instance to which I refer is enough to prove the 
enormous value and importance of a single native, to whatever country he may belong, 
heing gained over to the cause of Christ. Here is a poor old man brought to the know- 
ledge of the truth of the Gospel, and through his instrumentality, I believe, something like 
seventy or eighty persons have been added to the Church. I wish there were many 
Christians like that in England ; I wish there were many who, after a few years' knowledge 
of the truth, could say that their testimony had brought in seventy of eighty more; soon 
then would the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our God. I believe that 
the ikult is in ourselves, in each one of us here. You may remember a very striking passage 
at the dose of our Saviour's last prayer, where He says that He has given glory to His 
«Bsciples that they might be ** made perfect in one." And why ? " That the world may 
believe that Thou hast sent me and hast loved them as Thou hast k>ved me." I do believe 
that there is nothing more destructive to the cause of Christ and the spread oi His Gospel, 
than the slightest marie of disunion amongst Christians. I do esteem it a spedal privilege 
to he allowed to predde over a meeting which embraces Cbristil^^^^^ |J\^^$)^^^on8— 


ChTistUms who, tlioTigh th«y have not imifi)nnity, have nnity. I trnst that timt uniiy irfll 
not he a unity in name onlji hnt that there tnll he a spirit of love to the one centre, which 
shall exdade from oar view any dii!^ticet in the path hy which we may he arriving at 
that centre. I trnst we shall rememher, while aiming in different ways at attaining ih» 
same common goal, that one Crown, one Saviour, awaits all Who are ten&g to that goal. 
If we had heen transferred a few years ago into the midst of the isUind of Madagascar, 
dnrmg the reign of the Qneen, we shotdd not, I believe, have heard mnch ahont tmr 
differences ; we shonld not then have had mnch time or disposition to dwell on minnte 
points of difference in our belief, or in our practice. Our object would then have bien to 
get together as closely as ^ssible, to be united to each other by every tie and bond of onr 
common religion ; we should have fought spiritually the same fight ; we should have suffered 
together, as being members of the same body ; we should^have rgcnoed in the same hope, 
and looked forward to the same deliverance. And I cannot help saying that if it is 
necessary that Christian unity should be devebped by adversity, I know not bat tiiat in 
His providence Qod may see fit to bring us together by the sconrge of advex^ty, if we will 
not be united amid the blessings of prosperity. It is onr own testimony at home that gives 
life to the message abroad; it is the tone of each one of us at home that gives vitality to 
those who go forth to heathen lands. It is true we are all one army, but the sol^Bers who 
go forth from amongst us go with the same spirit tfant is in ourselves. Bong part Of the 
same army they are imbued with the same ^rit, and are under the same ^^sdpHne that wo 
are. If there is any deficiency in the labourers abroad, it is because there is deficiency hi 
the labourers at home. 1 do trust that tMs meeting will hove this practical issue— that we 
shall each and all feel our own responsibility as being met here in tiie nght of God 
to hear of His work, and to celebrate His triumphs, and that there wSI be nothing oh our 
part which will enable the world to say that God has not sent Christ because Christians are 
not one. The passage to which I have referred should be brought home to us with the 
greater power, because it comprises almost the last words that the Saviour spoke. If we 
keep our eyes fixed upon our great Captain we shall not be careful to asoertnn the dxfi^< 
ences between the nmforms of the regiments, but we shall go forth united by the irictory, 
with the consciousness that the victory has already been won by Him, and that He is 
leading us on to the complete demolition of the kingdom of Satan. Without interposing 
any longer between you and those speakers who will sddreSs you in rebtion to the work of 
the Society, I would entreat for the Meeting, and would at the same time entreat for 
myself, that there may be a spirit which will do honour to the cause of Christ. Wlnle we 
are rejoicing in victory abroad, we must remember that the enemy is even amongst us, 
that he is amongst us to divide us, that he is amongst us to separate ,ns, that he is amongst 
us to paralyse every effort in the cause wMch we desire to promote, and that the only way 
in which that enemy can be defeated is by our closterUig more closely than ever around 
Him who is "the Author and finisher of our fiuth." 

The Rev. Dr. Jambs Campbell, of Bradford, moved the first resolutioB, vi2. :— 

" That tke Report, of whiok an Abttrapt has b«eaj|fr«n, be appror^d ind adopted, a&'d thit it be 
forthwith printed andoirotdated br the Dinotora. Tbst this Meeting hnmblj preaenta ito «ribtii« of 
gratitude and praise to the God of all grace for the meaaore of raoceis with whioh He has rewarded tha 
operations of the Society in Its Tari^nis extended fields of latxmr. It reeecrds wHh peenHsr pleasure tli« 

adoptea tor tne mental ana moral improvement or Hindoo females of the npper elasses. Aim uam 
Meetinff would especially express its thankfulness to the DiWne Head of the Cnorch, that he is raising 
vM for tne service of the Sooietj an enlarged nomber of devoted Bttssionaries ttom. the Ohristiaa ^oftitla 
of onr country, and from the Churches redeemed by His grace from among the heathen." 

He sidd : — iiy Lord, a portion of the Christian tribes have met together to-day, as you have 
reminded us you^elf, to celebrate thdr annua! lesiivaA. Tbey loydly salute you as th^ 
chief. The reverend Orator of the tribe h«a set befm m the w«rk itf wlu^ih we fatfre h6tn 

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engas^, and the work wMch we hate still to do ; we have listened to the Wor& of wdglit 
and authority, and of generous charity, which you, our chief, have uttered; we hare listened 
to that statesman-like oration— men call it a Report — ^which has been delivered, in familiAr and 
eloqnent tones which we are all glad to hear, respecting the Mission field of this Society. And 
now, Sir, I see the tide of Christian emotion rising £ist in this assembly, waiting to be eom- 
bined and conducted as a mighty force to assault the strongholds of Shi and BtMn, It is a 
time when the minstrel of the tribe, some venerable bard, might well take his lyre, and 
with phrensied ecstacy sweeping his fingers across its strings, might give forth that patriot song 
which would conduct and combine this unison of Christian hearts Into a Divine harmony df 
Christian effort and sacrifice. I am no minstrel, I cannot utter this eloquent poesy of music. 
But there is another gift less rare and more potent withal, that a man with a man's heart, 
with a neighbour's heart, with a Christian's heart, can make an honest pleading for the 
blessed Saviour whom he loves ; and if that honest pleading be but true to the love which 
was manifested unto men, I am sure it will thrill through the heart of this assembly with 
more than a minstrel's power, because it will thrill through their hearts with the power of 
the truth which is itself Divine, and which comes to us with Divine power. The Missionary 
work has more of Christ and of Christ's spirit in it than any work with which human interests 
and human efforts are connected. It brings before us more facts of a primitive kind than any 
other modem story that we read ; it brings before us facts which restore and reproduce 
Christ and His Apostles *, it is the time of establishing a new order of ^ings ; it is like thei 
beginning of the Gospel, it awakens the heart of the Church to a new consciousness ; h 
shews our own immediate connection with what Is passing in other lands ; it projects upon 
the disc of human thought a great reformation, a regeneration of all things. We are assembled 
for the promotion of this great undertaking. The resolution refers to the success of the work. 
My memory does not carry me bade to the beginning of this work, but it does reverentially 
and lovingly every day carry me back to some who saw the beginning of it. Perpetual honour 
to the fathers and founders of this' Mission, and incomparably greaterhonour to that Gk>d and 
Saviour who put sucli thoughts into tfadr hearts, and who carried thdr trembling devkes 
to such a glorious issue 1 O, that fkith of those embarked on this modem enterprise I 
how it sighed in secret prayer! how it gathered together obscnte praying companies! 
how it pondered and mused in holy reverie on that command which it did not see how 
to obey, ** Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." And when 
it had brought them together in their narrow chamber, and they had agreed that they 
should do something to obey their Lord's command, and had agreed at to what they shonld 
do, they had few friends to assist them ; b ut the stoe fidth in its deep secret teachings 
told them that friends should arise. When they began the work they did not know that 
they would ever find a commencement in those foreign parts. They were quite persnaded of the 
necessity of beginning it, but they saw how great was the disproportion between any feeble 
efforts which they could make and the great work to be accomplished. They could not 
articulately describe themselves what their hope was; but, whilst their understanding could 
not define their hope, their Christian hearts held it, their faith possessed it, and sent 
them forth not knowing whither they went. There is not a fact in the modem history 
of the Church which is fuller of sphitual instructhm and example than the very fact 
to which I am now attempting to recall your memorv. It It as trae an Uhntration Of 
faith to the Church in these latter times^ as Abrahan/s faith was to the Church in former 
days. It has waked up the Church to a new sense df spirituti lifis; it has made tiie 
Christian life a true practical working thing. The mechanisms and dinrch systems tod 
formulas dwin^ed, as yon, mv Lord, have reminded us to-day they ought to dwindle, to 
their own place of snbordinateness, and Christ was exalted over all. And if we hav^ 
been encouraged by the commencement, the progress cf tnodem Missions hat beeti 
equally beneficial to the Church at home. Why, it has done ibis at least, it hu destroyed 
that cramping description of Christendom which separated Europe from all Other parts 
of the world. The London Missionary Society and other kindred Societies have now 
sent the Gospel to every country of the earth, and in every country a^ heard the words, 
"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness ttereof." It is all Christendom— the wwld 
is Christ's. And then this work has vindicated the capacities Of the human soul u dis- 
tinguished ttom th^ human mind ; it has shown that the soul is capable of being quickened 
by Divine power, and expanded by Divine bve, where the inind is little informed and the 
understand&g little cultivated. Philosophy, with bSL her boasted wisdom, ou^t to have 
discovered this long ago ; but it was left for this good Missionary woA to demonstrate tbit 
the soul has higher objects than those of earth, with its temporary itfteretts and its 
frtgile relationships—that the soul of man is immortal, and of God. And this Society has 
demonstrated in this latter day what the Apostle had to demonstrate at Athens and at Rome, 
and what has just as much needed proof as it did then, that th^p^^ ^afi^^ relation to 


the wueeii and eternal, wbile the inteUect, hovever highly it may he ciiltiTated» has ita fonnal 
relation to earth and the present temporary system. It haa also explained thoae words 
of our Saviour to which you, my Lord, have reverentially directed oar attention* The 
types of Christian piety presented in connection with Foreign Missions are, generally 
speaking, types of a higher mould than those which we have been accustomed to see 
amongst ourselves. We have learned in the history of Christian Missions how to explain 
our Lord's words ; we have really come to understand them, and to carry our knowledge 
into the lessons which we give to the children whom we gather round our knee, that the 
kingdom of heaven most be received by us as little children. The heathen, too, have tangbt 
us that Christianity is a practical life, — a lesson which has been imperatively required by 
the churches at home. Look at the Mission Converts, and see how their piety enters into 
everything. See how it influences their dress and their company, their acquisition of wealth 
and their administration of what they have acquired. This Mission field has also called into 
activity the maityr spirit of Christianity. There has been a constant supply of Missionaries, 
however many may have fallen in the work. The pUices of Smith, Williams, Helmore^ and 
others have not been left vacant. There is stilly the spirit of the martyrs in the Chris- 
tian Church ; and though at home we may see Christianity enfeebled by luxury, in the 
mission-field we have seen the spirit of primitive Christianity rolling away the reproach 
which the Church sitting at her ease is apt to bring upon our Divine faith. The Mission 
work has taught us, too, a great truth which we needed to be taught in this somewhsft unearnest 
and sceptical age — I mean the presence and the power of the Holy Ghost in this worid ; it 
has taught us that ** the other Comforter " is as tnily living on the earth and present vrith His 
disciples as was the Comforter who passed into heaven in our nature, and who sent Him to 
occupy His place. The native Christians of Madagascar would almost seem to have suffered 
persecution for this very end ; to have been brought through this great fire of affliction as God's 
disciples, scholars of the Spirit of God and of no inferior teacher, to teach people in thia 
sceptical age that they must believe in the existence of spiritual powers, and especially in 
th^ existence of that Almighty power that saves men from death and lifts them out of 
wretchedness and ruin. Well, my Lord, if these be the characteristics of the mission work, 
if these be its beginnings, and these be some of the lessons and fruits which are bestowed 
upon us, let us look for a moment or two, as my resolution calls upon m to do, at the 
success with which that work has been attended. Look at the relation in which we stand 
to that vast field. The fathers and founders of this Society, in their narrow chamber, felt 
that there was pressing upon them an innumerable crowd of dark faces, dark not merely by 
sin, but by stupidity, ignorance, insensibility, and a perverted conscience. The dullness of 
death was upon them ; there was a uniform surface of darkness presented to their eye, but 
their spiritual sense penetrated the crust, and they saw within this corruption some traces of 
that Divine life which might be kindled into a new flame. But we can look upon a largor 
world than that which they knew. They did not know what we do — they had not seen the 
features of the Mission Add. We know some (tf the principal men by name ; we have 
entered into their houses and formed part of their common society. There is now scarcely 
a spot in the world which has not been hallowed by some martyr-missionary, or by some 
convert to Christianity who has sealed his testimony by his death. We are familiar with 
the various tribes, and, though we may not be able to mention them by name, we can extend to 
them a brother's sympathy, grasp them with a brother's hand, and feel that they are not 
only one in heart with us but are actually going along with us in this great cause. And 
then, is it not a great thing that we have been knocking, if I may so speak, at the 
gates of the cities of the earth, that we might be allowed to bring the message of salva- 
tion ? The Apostles, when they went forth, went under the same command; they 
had indeed special and temporary endowments that they might carry the conquests of the 
Gospel over a vast surface. But if you can conceive the Apostles to have contemplated the 
cessation of tongues and of spiritual gifts — and we know that it did take place— what 
a mysterious feeling must have come upon their spirits as to how their Lord's wishes were 
to be accomplished, that ** all the ends of the world should remember and turn unto Him." 
We stand at an advantage over even the Apostles, inasmuch as we can see how this com- 
mand is to be fulfilled, and bow this great blessing is to be realised. Nothing has yet to 
be accomplished in the Mission fields of which there has not been a germ and type already ; 
it only requires the outpouring of the Spirit of God upon them and upon the Church at 
home, and then the seed which we have scattered will send forth the blade, and then the 
ear and then the full corn in the ear. It is a great thing for us to be enjoying permanently 
what the ancient Christians only enjoyed temporarily— it is a great thing to have a perpetu^ 
Pentecost. We hear, in the correspondence of this and other Missionary Societies, men of 
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to answer^ blessed be God, in tbe tongues wberein they were bom, ** Believe in the Lord 
Jesos Christ, and ye shall be saved." And we have had, as we have Ijeen repeatedly reminded , 
our martyrs sealingtheir testimony of Jesus with their blood; we have had many martyrs whose 
names are not known even amongst ourselves. I speak in the presence of students and 
scholarly men, who can in some degree estimate the daily martyrdom of men in soli- 
tude and in a strange country, plying their work of daily translation and revision^ 
without any of those comforts and luxuries which lighten such labours under other circum- 
stances, feeling the tide of their life flowing feebly, and yet more feebly, until at length the 
hand that guides the pen is tremulous, the martyr hears the sound of the approaching 
footsteps of death, and be is forced from bis study to his native air, that it may breathe new 
life into him ; lands in England, like the sainted and venerated Medhurst, to breathe out 
his martyr spurit : binding thus the two sides of the earth together in a covenant never 
to be broken, to join heart with' heart and hand in hand in this great enterprise, till Christ 
alone shall reign upon earth. Moreover, we have had domestic martyrs, martyr women, 
many of whose names have not cropped out into the sight of men, that womanly seclusion 
resting upon their memory, which characterised so beautifully and so gracefully their 
life. They have left an impress, however, upon their sex, for whom they laboured, 
many of whom they lifted out of the mire of spiritual death into the glory of the Christian 
character. And now we hear that the Church herself is at this moment offering her sons 
in larger numbers for the missionary work than she has hitherto been accustomed to do. 
This is one of the most healthy signs in the Christian Church. And as to funds, it does strike 
me that we are sometimes scarcely just to the Christian Churches of this land with regard 
to that subject. When all things are going on in the regular way, when there b no special 
object pressed upon the attention of the people, the funds will sometimes fall rather below 
the mark; but let there be a conjuncture in Qod's providence ; let there be a claim for a 
million Testaments ; let there be an opening, or a possible opening, in Madagascar, or let 
there be an opening in China, and I ask, has not the Church of God always been ready, I 
might say beforehand, with its contributions to meet such demands ? We see the native 
Churches multiplied, new candlesticks being every now and then lighted up by Him who 
walketh in the midst of the candlesticks. Heathendom does not now appear as dark as it 
once did. Education is sending its streams of nebulous light through the earth, out 
of which shall be formed stars to shine in the brightness of the Redeemer's glory. It is a 
most encouraging fact that a very perceptible portion of our ordinary income for tbe last 
year is derived from Mission Stations, swelling as it does tbe balance this day, and leading 
US to hope that native contributions will ere long be multiplied ten-fold. They have their 
special seasons for prayer and revival, in comparison with which our own land seems 
diy and barren. They are tliemselTes opening new Missions, sending Missionaries 
to other parts, as in the case of that Missionary who went to Savage Island, and who 
aeems to me to have been honoured by God in even a higher degree than the eunuch 
of Queen Candace, if indeed he were the founder of the Church in Ethiopia. When 
that eunuch went forth on his mission, he went as a man of rank, and station, and 
power, and men bowed down, as it were, before his influence; but here was a man 
who had nothing to recommend him but his piety, and who has nevertheless founded 
a Christian Church in Savage Island. I should like, my Lord, to have heard that rude 
song; I can scarcely trust myself to say what emotions it would have awakened in 
my breast. There is shortly to be a grand musical festival in this metropolis, and 
numbers are looking forward to it with deep interest. I would rather have heard that 
rude song in Savage Island. There is a music deeper than sound— as in Elisha's min- 
strelsy, lifting his depressed soul into fellowship with the Father of spirits ; or pious David's 
harping, which waked up the echoings of youthful piety in the heart of the hardened Saul ; 
or the song of the persecuted in their mountain retreats, in which voices hoarse with the 
shout of battle mingle with the pipings of childhood and the broken tremulous utterances 
of tender women, in one song of liberty. That song, that rude song, in Savage Island, has sent 
its thrill of Christian melody into all our hearU this morning. And then look at othep 
parts of the Mission field. The West Indies have escaped from pupilage. We have no 
lamentations over emancipation in those islands; our plantations are not going back into 
the bush ; we are rejoicing as a free peasantry, independent in their natural liberty, and 
aeeking to improve that liberty by contributing to the service of God. South Africa, too, 
as we have been reminded, hu escaped from her pupilage, and has liegun to yield abundant 
fruit to God. As to that other region, where our Brother Helmore breathed out his gentle 
and heroic spirit, we can see nothing in that vast territory but the fresh grave of the Missionary, 
and the Missionary's wife, and the MUsionary's children. The seed, however, has been sown 
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of the Missionary stranger and his wifQ and children, whom ruthless tyranny left to die, 
unhelped and unheeded. We have sacred places, my Lord, as well as others. "We need 
not raise up any crusade in order to recover them ; Christ watches that solitary grave, and 
by and by He shall cause to spring forth the seed which has been buried, and we may hope 
to go in with our Lord and reap the harvest for which the martyr prepared. We have heard 
also of the claims of China. I remember how the venerable persons to whom I have 
already referred used to pray for the breaking down of the ^all of China ; I remember how 
we haunted those shut gates ; I remember how our Missionaries stood outside and watched 
for the opening of those gates ; I remember how they thrust their tracts and their messages 
of love through every chink which they could make. Now the wall of China has been 
opened, and we have had a large harvest. But what obstructions, and complications, and 
contingencies are there connected with the Mission vrork ! China seems to need om* 
prayers more now than she did even when her gates were closed. We feel ourselves to be 
in the hands of Him by whom kings reign, and we are more than ever called upon to pray 
to Him for guidance. Madagascar, too, although it is again open to us, requires our 
earnest prayers, even more than in the days of her calamity. Amid our successes we 
cannot tell how long our Missionaries will be permitted to remain In any of the lands to 
which they have been sent ; we cannot be sure that statecraft will not come in with its 
protection to paralyse all our energies, and to arrest the fruitfulness of our work — a work in 
which we are made to feel our feebleness in order that we may place our confidence solely 
in God. Now that our instrumentality is in some degree powerful, now that progress is 
being made, we must not put our trust in oar work, but in the word of the living God. 
Every member of this tribe must grasp with one hand his peculiar weapon, and l&l the 
other in earnest prayer, invoking the grace and the help of the God vrhom we worship. 
Let us then go on together, bearing forward that flag which has never turned back in the 
day of battle : and in the faioor which is darkest, and our hearts most trembling, let us but 
see that Banner — Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah my Banner — and our steps shall not return back- 
ward until we have cast down thejast citadel of sin and Satan, and joined, with a voice faint 
but rejoicing, in the universal shout of victory :~Aneluia, for the Lord God Omnipotent 
reigneth ! 

The Rev. Dr. Thomson, of Edinburgh, in seconding the Resolution, said : — My Lord, 
I do feel myself to be highly honoured in being permitted to stand on the platform of this 
world-renowned Society. The names of its sainted founders and of its earlier Missionaries 
mingle with the memories of my boyhood, while the records of its steady progress and of 
its later triumphs have gathered towards it much of the interest of my riper yean. And 
that interest has not been diminished, but greatly increased by listening to the elaborate 
Report which has just been read, and which hss carried us in an hour almost round the 
globe. In addition to what may be regarded as the common staple of Missionary 
intelligence, let us just think, for a moment, of some of the more outstanding facts whicti 
have been made to pass before us. I find, for example, that a multitude of n9w Stations 
have been formed during the last twelve months ; and that the unprecedented number of 
twenty>8even Missionaries have been sent out to the Mission field. I find ihat a great 
number of Native Churches are becoming self-supporting ; in this very circumstance giving 
proof, not merely of increased numerical force, but of growing life and vigour, i find 
further, that an increasing number of Mission Churches are sending in contributions to the 
parent Society, and that the remarkable sum of more than iS15,0(H^ — a sura equal to the 
whole income of some of our Scottish Societies — has during the past year found its way into 
your treasury from this one source alone. I find that the Gospel is making its way like a 
flowing tide farther into the interior of China, and receiving, in many cases, a welcome 
unknown in the earlier history of Missions there. I find that Tahiti has not allowed the 
intrigues of French Jesuits or the wiles of French profligates to rob her of her crown, but 
that the number of Protestant Church Members is much greater than when France, envious 
of this prize, sought to blot out this little Eden of your early Missions from the map of the 
world. And I find above all, that this Society, true to the pledges and the prayers of former 
years, has entered by the great door and effectual which the hand of God has thrown wide 
open in Madagascar, and that not one Missionary only, but a whole staff of Missionaries, 
equipped with a printing-press, and every other apparatus of Chrbtian enterprise, have gone 
out to follow up the earlier triumphs of the Gospel in that great important island, to sow 
far and wide the seeds of the Word, and to gather the fruits of those seeds which had been 
sown long before, and silently nourished by the blood of martyrs. Surely this yesr, in the 
history of the London Missionary Society, should receive a white mark. When I look at 
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and with others that are to ripe as to have become independent, and with others still that 
are swelling, with their gifts, year Mission funds, it reminds me of one of those great trees 
of which naturalists tell us, which present at the same time, on their branches, fruits in 
every stage of progress, from the first formation to the full formed and mellow fruit, all of 
them beautiful in their season* I think the Lord, when he comes up to this tree, will not 
pronounce on it the terrible maledictioB, " No man gather fruit from thee for ever," but 
will rather say, <* As in past times thou hast brought forth thirty-fold, thou shalt hence- 
forth produce unto sixty, and even an hundred-fold." I have referred to the earlier history 
of this Society, and it seems to me that we might gather not a little that is encouraging 
from glancing back more frequently than we do, upon what we may term, though only in 
the way of comparison, its ** day of small things/' I have always understood that its 
origin^ designation was ** The Missionary Society ;" for while it was preceded a few years 
by the Baptist Missionary Society, yet when it first arose it was still like a new thing in the 
land. But how many new societies has it since helped to stimulate into existence, how 
many Churches has it inspired with something of its own Missionary zeal, how much has it 
done to create a Missionary atmosphere I I am very far, indeed, fh>m saying that all the 
Missionary xeal which haa arisen since, has been produced in this way, but I do say that 
the good which it has accomplished is not simply to be estimated by the number of the 
Missionaries whom it has sent forth during the last sixty years, but by the Missionary 
sentiment which it has done so much during the same period to awaken and foster, while 
its catholic constitution and Hberal administration have created a genial atmosphere in 
which the best spirits of the age have always delighted the most to refresh themselves. 
Oh, what a high delight would it be to the fonnders of this Society, could they arise from 
their graves, or rather look down from their thrones, and see the namerous societies aiming 
at the same ends and doiag the same work, that have come into existence since. To show 
what progress has been made in Scotland within a period much less than that which has 
elapsed since this Society was founded, I may mention that there are men, not very old, 
who are able to remember when one hurge section of the United Church, to which I belong, 
gravely spent many hours in their synod, in discussing whether they might prudently undertake 
the support of one foreign Missionary. And now our synod is vrith ease maintaining seventy 
such labourers, with ao annnalincreaset^) its Mission staff and with resources remaining behind 
that are very fiir indeed from being exhausted . A few years since we commenced a flourishing 
Mission to India. Tlus year we have entered upon one to China, and i pray God that, as with 
your great Society, the only change we shall know may be one of progress. But, returning 
to theearlyhist<H7of this Societyand of modern Christian Missions as connected with it, I have 
heard it stated that when that excellent magazine, '' The Evangelical," was still in the season 
of its honoured youth, its editor engaged to devote one page to Missionary intelligence^ 
adding, however, with a degree of caution worthy of a Scotchman, that he would only 
supply the matter when it was supplied to him ; and that, not unfVequently, this matter 
could not be found, and that the editor, driven to his vriVs end, was obliged to fill up the 
vacant page vrith anecdotes, racy extracts from old dirines, and by those other expedients 
which are known to the editorial staff. What a difTerent state of things now, when every 
Society and Church has its Missionary Chronicle, when the difficulty vrith editors, as my 
excellent friend Dr. Tidman can tell us, is not to find matter for the space, but space for 
the matter ; and when a distinct periodical has been found necessary in order to present a 
monthly and very condensed digest of the Misnonary intelligence of the whole world ! A fact 
like this presents us with an interesting means of measuring Missionary progress ; but there 
is another which tells us how -very much the sentiments of the British public generally have» 
within the last half century, been revolutionized for the better on the whole subject 
of Christian Missions. Go back in imagination to the time when Fuller and Pearce 
had recently planned, along with Carey, the Serampore Mission, and Carey and his 
associates had for some time been at their work in India. Had you gone into 
the British Senate at that period, on some night when India was the subject, you might 
have heard some honourable member doing his best to raise a laugh at the idea of a shoe- 
maker, such as Carey had been, sitting down and planning to himself the conversion of 
India; and you would have found that it required all the eloquence and the moral power of 
Wilberforce to rebuke the superficial soeerers, in that noble saying, that to his mind there 
was something even more sublime in the thought of a good and earnest man sitting down 
and planning measures for the conversion of India than in blind Milton sitting in his study 
and planning his *• Paradise Lost." I remembered this fact when not many years since I 
met one of your own presidents, Sir Culling Eardley, coming out from the House of Com- 
mons with Dr. Livingstone on his arm, and learned from Sir Culling that he had been in- 
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doubt, felt themselves at much honoured by grasping the hand of the great Missionary and 
Missionary traveller, as he did by grasping theirs. Thecaose, then, is advancing, notwith- 
standing the many obstructions and discoaragements which occasionally arise to try oar 
faith. But I confess that, in looking at yoar Treasurer's statement, I should have liked it to 
record a much longer figure. Has not the time come, when ia this emporium of the world, 
and in this age of Christian millionaires, in this great city where is the pulsing heart of our 
humanity, multitudes of men should be found undertaking the entire support of mis- 
sionaries ? I should like to see a collector's book, not simply with a column marking bow 
many pounds a man would give, but how many Missionaries he would undertake to support. 
It must come to this some day, and why should it not come to this now ? The hour ia 
coming, and now is, when Christians universally must begin to give for the extension of 
the Gospel, and for the true regeneration and happiness of our world, up to the extent of 
self-denial. Your Lordship can no doubt call to mind a memorable passage in history, that 
of ancient Rome, when the enemy was approaching to its very gates, and when ifs brave 
senate, undaunted by the momentary triumph of its adversaries, resolved on the oonqnest 
of the world. Now we have had Oxford essayists and reviewers, who have been attacking 
Christianity in its very citadel in this country, and seeking to undermine whatever is most 
sure and stable in our Christian evidences, and to rob us of whatever is most sacred and 
precious in our Christian doctrines. I confess I am not at all disposed to speak of these 
essajists generally as first-rate intellects. Five out of the seven, I should rather be inclined 
to describe as a sort of intellectual valets, who are content to wear the cast-off clothes of 
their German masters. But I say, let us adopt the policy of Rome of old» and while not 
yielding one inch of ground, or one iota of truth to these dishonourable assa il a n ts, set our- 
selves to the conquest of all the earth for Christ, and by the moral miracles which our 
religion is constantly producing in our Mission fields, be ever adding new and shining pages 
to the volume of our Christian evidences ; for, as an admirable clergyman^ who really adorns 
the Church to which these essayists belong, has finely said, ** One of the strongest argu- 
ments for Christianity is Christendom." It would be well for us all, the ministers of the 
Gospel as well as others, were we frequently to go to our Bibles for the simple purpose of 
rectifying our judgments on this whole subject. When I look up to heaven in the light of 
the Bible, I find that that is a great Missionary country. 1 find that, whenever the intel- 
ligence of the conversion of a sinner is carried up to that blessed world, there is joy among tlie 
angels of God over the onesinner that has repented. Itseemsto me, therefore, that if an un-mis- 
sionary heart should be carried up to heaven — supposing, indeed, that were a possible thing 
— it would find it to be a most uncongenial place for it. And, then, when I look into 
prophecy, I meet with marvellous predictions on this subject. I find it declared by the 
greatest and most evangelical prophet, that while suns and systems are to disappear, while 
all material things arc to vanish away, the Church of God is to be the great memorial and 
monument of the Divine character through everlasting ages ; that when the Gospel has 
been universally propagated, and men brought universally to bow to Christ, there will be a 
(;rand chorus of all God's creatures ; the mountains and the valleys will break forth into 
singing, all the trees of the fields will clap their hands, and redeemed men and happy 
angels will take up the higher notes of praise ; " for it shall be to the Lord for a name and 
for an everiasting sign that shall not be cut ofi:" 

The Rev. R. D. WnsoK moved the second Resolution, viz. :— 

*' That this Heeling foeli oonstralned to reoord its deep and grateful sense of the Divine meroy in 
ihe re-opeuing of AlaJa^Mcar to the labours of Christian Missionaries : in the wonderful preserratiou 
ftod increase of the Natiro Chnrobes during their severe and prolonged persecution ; in the accession 
♦o the throne of a sovereign wiih views of civil and religious fieedom, alike liberal, benevolent, and jnsL 
And the Meeting would earnestly invoke the pruyers of God's people on behalf of the Kin^, the Jiatire 
Churches with their Pastors, and the band of Christian Uissionanea sent forth by the Society to aid in 
the extension of the Kingdom of Christ throughout the island.'* 

He said : — My Lord, I can honestly sny that I have felt this morning the importance of 
these annual gatherings in relation to the work in which we are engaged. We do some- 
times sit at our homes and brood over those difficulties which beset the path of Chriat'* 
Church, until we almost begin to feel that the work of God is so hindered and hampered 
by manifold antagonisms that advancement is well-nigh impossible. But when we come 
together thus, it is altogether otherwise. We then turn past successes into prophecies of 
future and complete triumphs. True, lights and shadows flicker over the great world's 
harvest-field ; we have the night, and we also have the morning ; but, as we are reminded in 
the Report, the Lord's great work never for one solitary moment makes a backward step, 
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is resolutely and inYtriably advanciDg towards its final and complete acooroplishment. We 
are made to feel that the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for erer, it always doing 
God's great work, drawing the Chorch's heart into deeper and more abiding sympathy with 
Himself, belting tllis world round with liring altars, where we find the graces of the Spirit 
and the loving heart of Him who ever liveth to make intercession for us. We have been 
told this morning, in language nnmistakeable, that there is no honr so still that God's work 
is not moving, no night so dark that it does not advance, no winter so chilling that it does 
not quicken and expand. At home and abroad the cry waxes stronger and stronger upon 
our ears, that God's great work is hastening on with an ever accelerating rapidity 
to the glorious goal that lies before us, and that ere long the fact of redemption's 
great achievement will be announced in the declaration, " The kingdoms of this world 
have become the kingdoms of our God, and of His Christ/' In listening to that 
grand chapter in the world's raartyrology relating to Madagascar, what bosom did not 
thrill, what heart did not bleed 1 It i^rainds one of the Uth chapter of the Epistle to the 
Hebrews, so close has been the resemblance of the sufferings of God's people in that island 
to the sufferings of God's people in the olden times. Moreover, the very words in which 
those sufferings have been narrated to us seemed to throb as do the words which come 
from the mighty intellect of Paul, and to breathe all the inextinguishable passion of his 
gr^t loving heart. We often fed, as we read of the triumphs of Christianity in these days, 
as if there were something wanting to link them on to the triumphs of God's Church in its 
infuit state. There is a glory lying about the olden history which we have strangely missed 
for many centuries in the new. We have seen here and there men who have been brought 
by the Spirit of God out of darkness into marvellous light ; but the grand struggle, the 
unbroken patience, the martyr heroism, has not been called forth of late as it was then. 
Here, however, in this island- of Madagascar, the old glory comes up vrith a fresh and a 
celestial splendour. We are made to feel that wherever meu plant their foot on the Rock 
of Ages, there the anchor of the soul enters into the stormless quiet that reigns witliin the 
veil ; we are made to feel that still the old martyr spirit breathes in the Church's heart, 
lives entempled in the Church's soul, and that men are still willing to lay down their lives 
for Him who died in order that they might bare eternal life. There is something touching, 
not simply in the fact that men, with their strong, stem resolve — men whose hearts and 
souls have been baptized from above, have gone in lofty triumph to the stake where they were 
called to suffer, but that women^trembling, compassionate, sensitive, timid women—torn 
away from their own loved households, separated from their beloved children, have been 
content to pine away in prison, to be made a gazing-stock in the market-place, to suffer a 
long and lonely exile, and still to hold fast firmly and resolutely their faith in the Lord Jesus 
Christ—this is still more marvellous. Moreover, do we not read in the raartyrology of 
Madagascar many of those grand old promises in a new light, lightened up by the martyr 
flame in whidi they suffered, some of them which we had thought had little relation to our 
own life ? Here reads one : — ** Pear not, I am with thee ; be not dismayed, I am thy God. 
When thou passest through the fires they shall not kindle upon thee; and through the waters 
they shall not overflow thee." There, amid all the efforts of men bent upon the destruction 
of God's people and of God's cause, the infinite Father has watched over them witli all the 
tenderness of His compassion ; there by the altar flames of that city He has stood at the side 
of the martyrs and said, ** The smoking flax I will not quench." He has nerved them for 
the struggle, He has armed them amid their accumulated dangers, He has strengthened 
them amid the death which they have been called to suffer. And not only do we delight 
to treasure their memories, theur words, and their names, but we feel that our God has 
gotten to Himself a new and great glory in the patient suffering and the lofty triumph of 
our brethren in that island. Lei us, then, my brethre.i, feel also that the whole history of 
the Church is but the fulfilment of God's promise. That history as it*developes itself shows 
vrith what stem resolution Omnipotence holds by every promise which it has uttered. Of 
olden times it was said by God, '* Ask of me and I will give thee the heathen for thine 
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession ;" and, as if that promise 
had been ringing in Ilis ear, Jesus, when He offered up His Ust prayer, said,*' I pray not for 
these alone, but for them also who shall believe on me through their word." Ever since 
that promise was uttered it has been moving quietly into accomplishment ; ever since that 
prayer was breathed it has been advancing with accelerated rapidity; and these martyr 
agonies, and these martyr triumphs — the grand accumulating results of Missionary labour 
everywhere, wake us feel that the day is coming apace when it shall be said that the 
kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our God, and of His Christ. It is very 
easy for learned men, men of keen intellect, men whose minds float over the whole range of 
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logical prooessesy that if men are determined to deny t1ii8» they mnit be eootent to deny a 
g^ deal mora ; but when we can point to these aohievements, when we can show these 
accumulated results, may we net stand before them as did our BAaster of old, and say, 
** Believe me for the very works' sake?'' Where are works like tlftseP Seardi the 
literatnre of the world, and you will find nothing comparable to them. How can we 
possibly account for them, except in the simple way that God's Word teaches us to accovnt 
for them — that "This is the Lord's doing, and it is manrelloas in our eyes ?" Do we not 
feel, in that chapter about Madagascar, that the old Te Deum comes this morning with a deeper 
and more musical murmuring upon our ears ? " The noble army of martyrs praise Thee." Did 
we not feel, as these Missionary successes were recited by our 8ecratary, with such de^ 
feeling as brought the whole people gathered here into the deepest sympathy with his own 
heart in the matter; did we not feel that the voice of the Sternal is waxing louder and yet 
louder amongst the many peoples of the worid, speaking with its inriacible authority, and 
** saying to the north, give up, and to the south, keep i^t back, bring my sons from fur, and my 
daughters from the ends of the earth." Do we not feel that in ail these gathered honomrs 
of the Church He who looks in His love upon those who are bearing the heat and burden 
of the day catdies a diviner note and feels a deeper joy than it is possible for us to know ? 
Do we not remember that He is sitting there, '* The head over all things to His Church,'' 
waiting until He shall see of the travail of His soul and be abundantly satisfied, and that He is 
telling us, in these repeated successes, that the day is hastening on when all peoples, and 
nations, and kindreds, and tribes, shall be named by His name, and shall be enlisted in 
His service ? Let us, then, beloved Christian friends, ere we part from each other ^s 
morning, lay our hands with a new feeling of sacredness upon the symbol of our faith, and, 
looking out upon the world with all its antagonisms, feeling it may be sometimes moat 
lonely, as he d^d who uttered these words, yet looking up to that God, who hath dedared 
that He will never leave and never forsake us, let us anew lay our hands upon the Cress 
and say, ** God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ." Amid all the wrecks of passing things, that Cross is vHnniag to itself 
diviner glory still ; and when all antagonisms have been hushed and swept away, it will 
gather around it the acclaim of every regenerated heart, and the song shall go up to Him 
who hung thereon, •' Unto Him who loved us and washed us in His own blood, be glory 
and honour, dominion and power for ever and for ever. Amen." 

The Rev. J. P. Chown, of Bradford, in seosnding the Resolution, said :— I was sitting on 
this platform, my Lord, at our own meeting, that of the Baptist Missionary Society, a 
fortnight since, listening to statements and appeals such as are ordinarily addressed to us 
on these occasions, when the thought rose up in my mind, Now, how ought we to fed as 
Christians at these annual gatherings, in the state of things relating to the Saviour's cause 
and the state of the worid they reveal to us ? and it seemed to me as though there were 
three thoughts it ought to awaken within us, under the influence of which we should 
speak, and give, and pray, and hibour. The first is, compassion for the woes and suffsr- 
ings of humanity that still remain in the world ; the next, thanksgiving for the position hi 
which we are placed, the means we may make use of, and the blessing that has already 
been granted ; and the next should be confident assurance, under aaticipation of the 
Saviour's ultimate and universal triumph. First, if we feel aright, there must surely bo 
sorrow and compassion for so much of the world as is yet lying in heathen darkness. There 
is Europe with millions who, while nominally Christian, are as destitute of the power of 
the Gospel as the veriest heathen prostrate before their idol gods. There is Africa, over so 
yast a portion of which, vrith all that has been done, such gross darkness still broods. There 
is India, with its boundless territories and countless millions, that, with all the labour 
expended upon it, has yet to be won for Christ. There is China, with one-third of the 
world's population shut up within its walls. Think of these and other regions, eompared with 
which our little island home is little more than a cottage and its people but as a family; 
and what concern, surely, it should awaken, what zeal it should call forth ! and especially as 
in the Gospel we have that which is the only power to fathom the depth of their necessities^ 
and give them the blessing without which they must be poor and wretched, whatever they 
have. They may have their systems of philosophy, hoary with age and bright vrith the 
halo of glory that has gathered around them, but these cannot satisfy their need. They may 
have this worid's wealth in "barbaric pomp," and supply all the earth besides with their 
fruits and gems, but their physical grandeur only makes their moral degradation all the 
more striking and appalling. These things cannot bless them. They have their systems of 
religion, so called— Hindooism with all iu craft and leartiing; Mohammedanism, with all 
its worldly power and promised sensuslity ; Roman Catholicism, with all its forms and 
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that trust In tliem. They have the crescent and the crneiiiz, the heathen temple and the 
shft't^r ; but they have not the Gospel, which aleoe can ponr light upon their darkness, 
«nd which has been entrosted to as that we may giye it to them. And — 

'* Shall we. whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on hi;fh— 
Shall we to men beaighted 

The lamp of life deny? 
Salvation I O salvation! 

Thejoyftil sound proclaim. 
Till each remotest nation 

Has learnt Messiah's name." 

And this brings ns to the second thought that springs out of this, like morning light out of 
the darkness ; and that is, thankfulness that the Divine remedy has been provided, and 
that we may make it known to all the earth. We may be thankful for what it has already 
done. We were toU, I remember, at the meeting I have just referred to, by one most 
jostly honoured among yourselves and wherever his name is known. Dr. Yanghan, in an 
address weighty and rich vdth Christian philosophy and thought, of what the Gospel has 
already done for man, and how, contrasting all that was known either of the earth or 
heaven when it wss revealed, it had increased our knowledge till it had ahready given ns 
** a new heaven and a new earth." And if this is true of any part of the world, how 
pre-eminently true is it of our own land ! We talk of its greatness and dug of its power, 
and rejoice in its distinetiona and privileges, and well we may ; but we must not forget 
that it is from the Gospel they spring. They are the branches laden with their blessed 
fruit, spreading far and wide, but there is the trunk out of which they all grow and from 
which thehr life is drawn. Tliey are the stones that make the temple, but there is the 
Deity that dwelleth within, whose glory beams from every portal, and the river whose 
salvation flows from under its threshold to fill the world ; '* and everything shall live whither 
the river cometh." It is the isle that, more than any spot of earth, has received the Divine 
fsfvour, because it is the Patmos isle, on which stand the golden candlesticks of that 
Christianity which is to shed its light abroad, and reveal the Saviour's presence and glory 
to all mankind. They tell ns, indeed, that this island is like a ship anchored by the shores 
of Surope^-take this idea — and manned with her noble orew, and freighted with lier pre- 
cious cargo of salvation for all mankind ; she shall send out her boats and barques of various 
build, of which she has a glorious fleet around her, " Mayflowers," ** John WiUiamses," and 
other sach, to sail over every sea and bear her treasure to every land ; and as these vessels 
are erer sailing from her and bounding over the billows, the song of the crews shall be, 

" Waft, waft, ye winds the story. 

And yon, ye waters, roll. 
Till, like a s«a of glory. ^ 

It spreads from pole to pole. 
Till o'er our ransomed nature. 

The Lamb for tinners slain, 
Sedeamer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign." 

And surely we ought to be thankful for the privilege and honour thus put upon us, that we 
are chosen of God to make it known. I sometimes think it would have been a privilege 
to have been a trumpeter in the days of the old Jewish jubilee — to have sounded out the 
joyous silvery peal that should have gone through the land with the morning sunbeams, to 
proclaim liberty to the captive, and joy and gladness to all ; still more to have been one of 
the old Hebrew prophets, to have gone forth with the power of the Spirit of God dwelling 
vrithin us, and declaring God's words out of our lips ; still more to have been one of the 
glorious band of Apostles who went forth with Pentecostal fire upon their heads, and power 
in their hearts. But we have a mission nobler far than theirs — to proclaim a jubilee such 
aa ancient Israel never knew ; to tell of a salvation of whose glory the very prophets them- 
sehres, perhaps, could never adequately conceive, and to do this in the promised rithness and 
plentHude of the Spirit's power, such as the cloven tongues themselves could never symbolize. 
And there is glorious cause for thankfulness, not only that we have the privilege, but for all 
the facilities God has provided, and the abundant encouragement He has given us for the 
lue of them. Look back to our forefathers, and what would they not have given for such 
advantages and prospects as are opened up in every direction before us. What faith they 
needed, and what difficulties they had to grapple with. What faith was that in which they 
went forth amid the jealousy, or unbelief, or scorn of those they left behind, with that 
Divine thought burning within them as though a live coal from the altar had fallen into their 
bosoms and set their souls on fire with heavenly love and zeal I What faith was that in which 
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till now we see how they haye hrought from it, as an earnest of what shall he, SAme of the 
brightest gems that beaim from the diadem upon the brow of Immanuel Himself I Jt nr^s 
thus that they entered upon their work, compared with which, ours, in the present day, i^ 
scarcely to be called work at all ; they stormed the citadel, we have only to go in and dwell 
where they fought and died. They were as the pilgrim fathers who founded the empire, io 
whose privileges we rejoice as we worship in the temples they have reared for as. Let us 
be thankful for all the blessings of the harvest rising up in every part of the world ; that 
they have sown seed that we may reap ; even if we had no results to point to, our duty wou!fl 
still be the same ; but we have them, and glorious results too, as we can point to the Word 
of God translated into almost every language spoken amongst men ; can point to the myriads 
that are snatched from heathen darkness to Gospel light, to say nothing of those that have 
gone up before the throne ; and this is only the dawn of the day whose glory is to fiU the 
earth, the first drops of the Divine shower that shall be poured out till the glory of the 
Lord shall cover the earth, and all flesh shall see it together. And this brings us to the 
third thought, of the confidence and zeal with which we should give ourselves afresh to the 
work, in the assurance and anticipation of the Saviour's ultimate triumph. True, we may 
be honoured sometimes with the abuse of those whom our Gospel disturbs in their deeds 
of cruelty, into whose dark den it flishes the light of that holiness and condemnation 
they cannot bear, so that they are ready to say, with some of a kindred soul of old, 
** What have we to do with Thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ; art thou come to torment u» 
before our time ?'' and yet are compelled to acknowledge the Divine glory of Him from 
whose presence they flee. True, the shrine-makers of Ephesus may rise up and shout out 
the praises of their Diana when they feel their craft is in danger, and may seek to hinder 
the spread of that Gospel which threatens the destruction of the system upon which they 
have thriven. True, we may have to tell yet in the future, as we have in the past, of our 
martyrs, but their blood shall be the seed of new generations, that shall give us a host to 
take up the battle for every single soldier that has thus fallen. And even from these things 
we gather encouragement ; but we have more than this to urge us onward ; we have the Divine 
command as truly from our Saviour's lips as though He had come into our midst to give us 
it this morning — and that ought to be surely none the less binding, that it has been eighteen 
hundred years upon record ; not only that, but we have the wailing cry of the millions in 
heathen lands asking for that help we alone can give ; and as it comes wafted upon every 
breeze, and borne upon every billow, and as it comes from those who are of the same flesh 
and blood as ourselves, surely this should stimulate us to action and arouse us to seal ; 
hot only that, but there is the great cloud of witnesses by whom we are encompassed, of 
those who have gone before, some of whom have lived and laboured and died in the same 
good work, whom we may suppose to be bending from their starry thrones to cheer us 
onward. And not only that, but we look on to those glorious scenes we are taught to pray 
for, and we know the result is as certain as it is beneficent and sublime. Whatever may 
be the force and power leagued against the glorious cau^, and however apparently weak 
and unlikely our instrumentality, it is the cause of Him who uses the weak things of the 
world to confound the mighty, and things that are not to bring to nought things that are ; 
and all opposition roust fall, as surely as the towers of old Jericho fell before the rams* 
horns of ancient Israel ; as surely as " proud Dagon " fell before the ark of the Lord ; a& 
surely as all the hosts of Midtan fled before Gideon and his three hundred men with their 
lamps and pitchers ; as surely as the Philistine giant fell before the sling of the Hebrew 
shepherd-boy ; so surely shall all the forces we have to meet, and all the opposition arrayed 
against us, fall before the preaching of ** the glorious Gospel of the blessed God." Let 
our hearts and eyes then be up to God alone, trusting in His might and desiring His glory 
as the great end to be sought after, and then we shall be made strong for the work, what- 
ever it is. It was this that inspired Moses of old when he went forth at the head of the 
liberated bondslaves, to lead them to the Promised Land, this that animated the spirit even 
of our Lord Himself, as, for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the cross and 
despised the shame ; so shall we be strengthened for our labour, and may rejoice in its 
glorious privilege wherever we are found, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper 
in our hand. 

The Resolution was then put and carried. 

The Chairman : — The resolution having already been approved of by the Meeting, I 
will now call upon Dr. Tidman to make a short statement relative to India. 

Dr. Tidman: — The Chairman of the Board of Directors is very anxious that the as- 
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much that want of time did not alloir me to read the Report fully ; but, looking to the 
general interest of the Meeting, I passed orer that part. However, we have a Missionary 
brother here from India, who is about to speak, and I am quite sure that he will supply, 
from his own information, the deficiency much better than it could now be done by any 
written statement. There is bat one resolution more, which will be moved by the Rev. W. 
Cuthbertson and seconded by the Rev. W. H. Hill, who is not only a Missionary from India, 
but the son of a Missionary, and, as it regards the pku;e of his birth, an Indian himself:— 

The RiY. W. CuTHBKBTSON : — My Lord and Christian friends, the resolution I have 
been asked to move reads thus :— 

** Tb«t Sir Cvuivo Eabdlbt Babdlbt, Bart, be the Treaenrer ; thet the Bev. Dr. Tismaw be the 
Forei^ SeoreUry, and the BeT. Bbxnbzbb Pbout be the Home Seereterr, for the entniuf Tear; tlukt 
the Directors who are eligible be re-^pointed. wad that the gentlemen whose names have Seen trans- 
mitted bj their respective Aoxiliaries, and af>proved by the aggregate meeting of Delegates, be chosen 
to fill np the places of those who retire, and that the Directors haye power to flU up any vacancies that 
may occur." 

The only daim that I have, entitling me for a moment to appear before you on this plat* 
form is, that for some two years I have been honoured with holding an official relationship 
to this great and important Society. I had the honour to be asked by the Directors of this 
Society to succeed the venerable Dr. Ross, of Sydney, as their agent, conducting the busi- 
ness between them and their agents and Missionaries in the South Seas. And this morning 
the little time that I shall occupy your attention will be almost entirely devoted to the 
operations of your South Sea Missions. But before proceeding to tell you something of the 
work going on in these Missions, I hope to speak to you a little as the pastor of an 
Australian Church, and endeavour to tell you what we are doing in Australia for the Mis- 
sionary cause. In that land, the Missionary cause is comparatively in its infancy. We are 
struggling Churches ; yet I believe that there is no cause, with the exception, perhaps, of 
that which is intimately allied with it — the Bible Society — there is no cause that so 
thoroughly and universally has the confidence, or can command the liberality of the in- 
habitants of Australia as this cause of the London Missionary Society : and the support which 
we have received there has extended to all sections of the Church of Christ. I feel that — God 
having placed us in that land — that our Heavenly Father has not opened up, in the wonderful 
manner He has done, that wonderful colony of Australia merely that it may be peopled with 
Anglo-Saxons, with the children of Britain — though it may not always be an English 
colony, the descendants of Englishmen vrill have the power there for years and for genera 
tions to come ; but we have been placed there for no selfish purposes — we have been placed 
there, not merely to build up a great nation (though, God helping us, we will do that), but 
we have been placed there chiefly to form Missionary stations for China and the South Seas. 
We are trying to raise up the colony to a sense of its own responsibility, and its glorious 
destination ; and we have already, in a humble way, begun to work it out. For example, 
in one of the colonies, Tasmania, the brethren there have determined to found a college — 
perhaps, however, that may be considered too presumptuous a title ; but let us call it an 
academy — which wUl have for its end the education of those dear children — not merely 
the orphan children— of the Missionaries engaged in the South Seas. I thank Dr. Campbell 
for what he has said in reference to the wives and children of Missionaries. No one will 
deprecate the Christian heroism of those noble men, who have gone forth from time to time 
from this country to the Missionary work ; but I venture to say that, great as that heroism 
has been, it is not to be compared with the suffering heroism of the wives of our Mis- 
sionaries. The Brethren in Tasmania are about to institute this establishment, where the 
children msy be sent up from the South Sea islands^hildren who can never be enfolded 
in a father's arras, who may never be blessed with a parent's love. We want a half-way 
house, as it were, where friends will be able, from time to time, to visit them ; or, at all 
events, within visiting distance if anything serious should happen. We are struggling to 
do our own Missionary, work in our own country ; we are trying to establish a Church 
there, and to make an aggressive movement there; and we believe that, before many 
years elapse, we shall be working in perfect co-operation and in perfect harmony with the 
Directors oif this Society — not taking the work out of their hands, but that we shall be 
able to maintain and support the South Sea Missions. The time has not yet come for this. 
I should be sorry to see that Mission as yet entirely dependent upon Australian contribu- 
tions. We are not strong enough — and in a new country it would not be well to be inde- 
pendent — we want the aid of the Directors and the Secretary we have here. We do not 
mean ** cutting the painter ;" we wish still to be joined to you as a Society, but we will 
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occupied a large porti<m of the Report, and has been brought promineDtly before yom. We^ 
in Australia, ^lieve we have ao important work to do there ; and we believe that the niMt 
powerful aggression that will be made upon the superstition, the false philosophy, and iilae 
religion of the Chinese, will be made in Australia. That may seem strange at a first g^laaoe^ 
but so great is the attraction of our gold-fields, and so near aro we to China, with its 
teeming population, that already our politicians are beginning to fear that the colony may 
be flooded by them, and some among the number )iave been attempting to stop tbeir 
entrance amongst us ; but the Christian Church desire to see a wise and moderate immigra- 
tion of them amongst us ; and, when they come to us, we treat them as strangers coming 
to our doors ; and then our kindly feelings towards them, and feelings of gratitude on their 
part, will induce them to hear the Word ; and I trust, when they return to their native country, 
they will go away with something much more precious than fine gold ; and in this way, we» 
in Australia, shall be the first Missionaries to China. This is not a mere fanciful antidpatioii, 
for we are already witnes^g its fruit. Some time ago I was introdoced to a Chinese merdiaBt 
in Sydney, who had just arrived. He told me he was a Christian man, and from conversng 
with him subsequently, time after time, I soon found that his statement was true. He made 
an application to be admitted a member of my own Chnrch, and, after the proper pve- 
liminaries had been taken, we reeeived him as a member of that Church. He maintaina a 
noble Christian bearing ; and what is more, in my own Church, and in the schoolroom at- 
tached, several times have I seen him addressing assemblies of Chinese upon the Gospd of 
Christ. You have heard of the song listened to by Mr. Lawes, in Savage Island — I have 
heard these people unging the praises of Jesus Christ. We have given them the ^ble in tbeir 
own tongue— we have sent it to the gold-fields where they are labouring; Lu Aka, the Chiaeae 
to whom I have referred, goes amongst them as a Chnstiaa teacher. I have beard them 
sing the praises of Christ ; and though last night I heard the Swedish Nightingale siogiBg 
those beautiful words, " Come unto me,'' I was not one tithe so much impressed with the 
melody from her lips as when I heard the children of the land of Sinim trying to sing the 
praises of Him who will yet be Sinim 's Lord. I will aow venture to speak of the 
working of the Missions in the Sonth Seas — I go at once to Ti^itL And there is still soMotiung 
that must come before your notice — something that will yet have to be seriously considered 
with all the wisdom that can be found in the direction of this Society. You may depend npon 
it, that the battle you will have to fight with Roman Catholicism will not be in this laad, 
where Protestantism has the power (and with God's help England will ever be Protestaat), 
the battle will be fought in your colonies, in the South Seas, in India, in China, and in yoer 
great colony of Canada. I have talked, not merely with the Missionaries themsdves, b«t 
with the ablest politicians in the colonies ; I have conversed with teachers, with captains of 
ships trading from island to island in the South Seas, and they are all agreed that 
the state policy of France goes hand in hand with Rome, and that t^ey are determined 
to chase you from island to island, till every one of them is thdr own. What ia th« 
evidence of this? — look what is done in Tahiti. Look at New Caledonia — in one of 
the largest of these islands, in the key, in fact, to almost all the islands of Fiji and 
Polynesia, the French have got the wedge in, and they are determined to keep it 
there. There is about being formed a new India steam route, in connection with the French 
Government. The Emperor of the French is largely subsidising it, and making eve^r 
steamboat take out so many Missionaries free. A certain number of Roman Catholic 
clergymen get free passage, and all others are taken at half fares. When that system is in 
operation, we shall find that India, China, and the South Seas will be flooded with Roman 
Catholic priests, and Catholic Sisters of Mercy. Now, I say this for the purpose of sttmn- 
lating you, not for the purpose of casting any censure npon them ; I only wish you wonki 
go and do likewise. It is delightful to think that Tahiti, oneof the earliest of our fields of 
labour, still stands true to the Gospel of Christ. I believe that partly through the geniality, 
as it were, of the representatives of French policy, there is some measure of liberty there, 
though not a full measure, but I believe the time is not far distant, when, if yon are wise 
enough to face this policy at present, we may have full and perfect freedom on that beavttfol 
island. And well may yonr Report allude to the Navigator's Islands — to Samoa. Looking 
at all that has been done there, it is just what Dr. Campbell would have wished should be 
done. We say, where are the triumphs of pretended philosophers— where you^ writers of 
essays and reviews ? Here are our essays and reviews. Can you write us a book like this ; 
can yon write anything like what our Missionaries have written? They have written in 
distant islands of hundreds of thousands of men and women brought out of darkness into 
the bright light of Christianity, to sit in their right minds at the feet of Jesus. I will 
not call them ovr ** essays and reviews," I wovSd wish to correct the phrase, for this 
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When I have looked at the men who have gone, and know for a hd^ what hat been done 
in these islands, I feel that if anything conld be a proof that the saviog Spirit of God is 
still in the Church, we find the proof there, for it is written as clearly as in the Samar's 
prayer itself, *' Thine is the power." The NaTfgator's Islands are wonderful places. The 
MSaeionaries yon have sent there have been most capable men, and in the presence of one 
of them it will not become me to say much ; bat I beKeve their policy is one that in erery 
case should be followed. One great element of success is, that no Missionary shall be 
allowed to touch that which is merely worldly. - 1 know that sometimes there will come a 
seeming necessity to pot the hand to traffic, and sometimes good men will think themseUes 
eompe&d to it by that necessity, but our Brethren of Samoa have stood clear of it all, and 
tha;t is why they retain so high an influence in the vineyard of the Lord. Look at Ane iteum, 
Potona, and Eramanga. Do we not find ourselves moved to the very souls by the story ? 
lliere most surely be something dreadful in these islands when Paton and Copeland were 
obliged to flee. In Eramanga, too, Missionaries fell martyrs, and in the very next month 
anedier Brother says, I am willing to go there — thinking it nothing peculiar, nothing to be 
boasted of; and Copeland, though bonds and death may meet him in the land, quietly 
aoeqiis the offer to accompany him. All honour to the true and brave! I honour the 
great who have defended England, but I honour, vrith a deeper feeling and a greater 
intensity, those brave men who have been fighting Christ's battles, and have fallen in the 
gleriom fight. Maefarlane is doing a good work, and time will show that it will be con- 
tuMMras, if yon are ready to meet the Roman Catholics there, for I believe it is there that 
50« vriH have to meet them. I know the South Sea Missions, and perhaps they do not 
look BO grand, or so importsnt, as Missmnary fields, as India and China; perhaps 
they^ are not. But look at the matter in this light : we have at this moment a great 
Exhibition building, and the science, skill, and genins of every country is collected within 
its walls ; perhaps there may be some Albert the Good with a yet higher title in connexion 
vrith an International Exhibition ; perhaps the time vrill come when there will be a great 
international gathering, not only of those upon this earth, but of heaven above, of all 
raees, kindred, and natiens ; and in that great. gathering in the International Exhibition 
which is to be, what would be said of the Missionary institutions of England, if, while they 
sought the Hindoo and the Mohammedan, the Chinese and the negro, there was wanting one 
large fiunily, one, however, that we at present take an interest in, and can* bear the moat 
wooderfol testimony to what we have done ? We know that the sons and daughters of 
Pirfynesia wiH be there ; they will be there in hundreds and thousands, and it will be to our 
^ory to be able to say " Here are we, this wonderful powerful nation, England, and the 
children which have been given to us — ^they are all here !" This is tm^ a wonderful 
eoontry ; and when, after a short absence, I return to see here the source of its power, the 
embo^nent of its importanee, as I stand an unknown man amongst you, it occurs to me to 
ask the question, as the fashion of tlie worid has changed, as many dynasties have gone 
down to the dust-^hese have been, aiid they have gone, is this country to follow in their 
vndEoP It may be, one cannot say ; but I will venture to make this prophecy, that as long 
as England is true to her own destiny, as long as she extends her responsibility, as long as 
she fs filled vrith churches, as long as such glorious efforts as these are well supported and 
mshitahied, Britain will never cease, but will continue to be the glory and the admiration of 
the world.— I have great pleasure in moving the resolution. 

The Rev. W. H. Hill, of Calcutta, in seconding the resolution, said :— India occupies 
a most important position in the Missionary world; it possesses, I believe, one- third of the 
whole Missionary body to be found abroad. Christian Friends, for one reason I regret the 
silence of the Report with regard to India. We have no Cenotaph to speak of a departed 
brother^ no monument erected when a Missionary has lost bis life as a martyr, or who has been 
sacrificed by his toils in a foreign clime, as in the case of ministers at home, but we look 
to that Rq»ort as onr monument, and, had its pages been read, the honoured name of Mrs. 
Mullens would have been heard to-day. My Loird, I have to speak of Indian labour, and, had 
time permitted, I should have been glad to have shown at length, how some of our well knovm 
difficulties affect as — at this hour I can only barely hint them. The language in which the 
Missionary has to address the native conveys to him still the falsehoods of centuries ; and 
when we speak of God, the impression we make upon the mind is some representation of 
Shiva, Vishnu, or Krishna, with all their evil and corrupting legends. I have seen Mr. 
Lacroix taxing his iBveatk>n to convey his meaning — but the people could not feel the truth 
because they were only thinking of a Shiva. Again— costo has produced an influence of a 
kind which has to be overcome ; it has deadened the affections, so that I have actually 
passed by individuals perishing in the road, and when I sought to obtain hdp for them the 
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was preaching I saw an object Bupported on the tips of the fingers and the toes, with an 
expression of great agony upon the coantenance. I said to myself, This is an ascetie 
listening to the truth; but when the people separated I found him still in the same 
position. I went up to him and asked what was the mattor ; he said, ** I am in the 
most intense agony, and I cannot move/' "Where are your friends?'' I asked. "I 
have got none here." *' What is to be done for you ?" I inquired ; he said, " I hsve 
been long ill ; I felt better to-day, and came to the market, but I became worse. I called 
to those around roe for assistance, but nobody would come, I was not of their caale." 
With the assistance of a convert I carried the poor man under the shelter of a shed, three 
sides of which were open. To leave him there would have been to leave him for food 
to jackals, so I went from shop to shop and house to house, but the answer was 
everywhere the same, " He is not of our caste." We got some wood, lighted a fire, 
and left him again for a short time, and up to 10 o'clock at night I was seeking for a 
refuge for the unfortunate man, but could find none ; all said, ** He does not belong 
to our caste." At length I went to one shop, and besought them to find room, if 
even in the shop, for the poor man to lie down, and after some difficulty the shop-keeper 
said, '* I think he may belong to our caste; I will remove these things, and you can put 1dm 
here, but I cannot watch him through the night." The next morning I found him dying, 
but tJie look of gratitude he gave me was ample reward for all I had done for him. I do 
not blame the people— it is their religion, and this an effect But for ten days, wherever I 
went, for ten or twenty miles, they would come and stare at me as if I were the incarnation 
of benevolence, and brought their children to look at him who had taken up the poor 
sick man and i:arried him to a shelter ; showing clearly that, notwithstanding the influenct 
of caste, there was still the heart that could feel for suffering, and appreciate benevoknec 
in another. It is a singular thing that one of our difficulties dioold arise from the action of 
a nominally Christian Government — a point I would not desure to toudi unless I had felt 
compelled ; and I conceive you will unite with me in thinking that some allusion to it is 
necessary on the present occasion. I do not desire that the Government should themselves 
become teachers of religion, but I beseech them that their neutrality, which is nothing but 
a political fiction, should be removed. It is a neutrality all on one side — ^a neutrality that 
favours Hindooism and Mohammedanism, but ignores Christianity. The commercial 
world will look after the material advantages that India has to bestow, but the Churcb 
should see that Government acts not in practical hostility to Christianity. [During the siege 
of Delhi, some portion of the Holy Scriptures fell into the hands of some of the soldiers of 
the 24 th Pnnjaub Infantry, and the result was, that Christianity began amongst the men, 
some were baptized, and a Church was formed, when the major of the regiment put a stop 
to the whole of the proceedings. I believe the matter was afterwards referred to the 
Governor-General, when it was stated to be a mistake ; and he promised that certain mks 
should be drawn up in regard to Christians in the native army — that was tvio yeara ago ; 
Lord Canning has vacated the Vice-regal throne, and nothing has yet been done to cure the 
evil. Contrast this conduct with that of a Native Prince. The Riy'ah Rundee Singh, who 
rules over a population of 180,000, three parts Mussulmans, ooarried the daughter of an East 
India gentleman who was managing bis estates, and her Christian influence has been most 
remarkable. The Rajah and his brother attend religious worship regularly three times on 
the Lord's Day, all public work is stopped on that day, schools and churches have been 
established, hospitals, poor-houses, and such-like institutions have been erected in his 
territories. A number of his people, comparatively few, however, look vrith ill-favour upon 
the proceedings of the Rajah, but the rest state, " He claims his own right to serve 
God u he thinks he ought to do, and he gives to others the same liberty. He 
makes no secret of his leaning towards Christianity, but on every suitable occasion 
proclaims to every one under his rule that they have free liberty to judge for them- 
selves upon matters of religion." It is said that the late East India Company 
was afraid to show favour to Christianity. Is the British Government afnud? Are 
we afraid to proclaim the truth in that country ? We want an open declaration in 
India to remove the obstacles which have been thrown in our path. They look 
upon us in India as hypocrites, because they believe we are working underneath 
the surface to destroy their religion. Never to this day have we realised that liberty 
which Rundee Singh desires should be extended to all, and I look upon the resolu- 
tion I am seconding to-day as a call upon each of us, so long as the necessity exists, to 
follow the course which this Society has hitherto followed, and in the spirit which has 
hitherto characterised its labours. In India this Society has a larger number of Mis* 
sbnaries than in any other country ; but what is it in comparison with the population ?— we 
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proportion than by repeating an illoitration given by Dr. Patrick, of the Presbyterian 
Church in Ireland. He ftaid, ** We Presbyterians of Ireland are half a million of people, 
and we have 450 Ministers; In India there are 200 million people and 450 Missionaries. 
India, with her 200 million people has precisely the same number of Christian Ministers 
that we have with our half million." Does not this present to us an insuperable difficulty? I 
have sometimes felt that the British and American Churches cannot truly realise this 
state of things, or they would send us ten Missionaries for every one they have sent. 
Success has been the theme of our Meeting to-day. * Success, if I understand the word, 
implies adequate agency, but adequate agency has never been brought to bear upon the 
world yet. I can only interpret success to-day, in the language of our Secretary, as " the 
unmerited rewards of God '" and to Him be all the glory 1 Let me just give you one or two 
illustratious of these ** unmerited rewards." There are now in India at least 125,000 Native 
Christians. That seems a small number out of 200 millions; but break it up. Let us 
suppose, what I believe is about the truth, that all the Church-goers, and all the Chapel- 
goers in Great Britain and Ireland, were distributed in equal proportions to every Minister 
engaged or disengaged. I believe the result of that would be, that all the Ministers would 
have a congregation of 200 people, and a Church consisting of 25 members. If you 
break up the 125,000 Native Christians of India in the same way, and divide them 
equally among the Missionaries in India, the result would be, that for every Missionary 
there would be a congregation of 300 souls, and a Church of 50 members. But statistics 
will not give us satisfactory evidence with regard to the progress of Christianity, and 
therefore let me refer to some other indications. The resolution which I was to have sup- 
ported refers to the advance of Scriptural education in our schools. What has been the 
result ? The Government, in educating so many thousands of Natives, has been demolishing 
idolatry, but it has left the people who have been educated^ Atheists or Deists. In our 
Missionary schools education is based on the Scriptures. In the rooming, before the 
teaching commences, the pupils are all convened for prayer, and they are dismissed witli 
prayer at the close of the day. We teach them the Scriptures; and while on the one hand 
we have been knocking down idolatry, we have on the other been rearing the temple of 
truth. Let me mention a case which shows the necessity of Scriptural education being 
carried on more than ever amongst ourselves aa private Christians. Some time ago the 
Government of India appointed to the office of third magistrate of the dty of Calcutta an 
educated Native, who stood high, and rightly, as it then appeared, in their estimation. The 
European community had for a long time been desurous that educated Natives should 
receive that kind of encouragement, and we were all glad, I believe, when a Native was 
made the third magistrate. That man had not been long in office before he was found 
altering some of his own written decisions. This^ occasioned a great commotion through- 
out the whole of the^ Native and European community. Two young Natives who 
were formerly in our college, called upon me at the time. While they were with me 
the conduct of this Native magistrate became a topic of conversation, and these young men 
•aid they believed that if that man had been educated in a Missionary college the 
principles which he would have gained, and the character formed in him, would 
nave been such that he would never have allowed himself to descend to so dishonour- 
able an action. Those young men were unconverted, but, having been in a 
Christian college, they had learned the worth of Christian principles. I might multiply 
proofs of the influence of Christianity, some of which it would be difficult for any 
one but a Missionary to understand. It has been said that our converts generally 
are of a very inferior class. There may indeed be many of whom that is true. It is diffi- 
cult for any but ihose who live on the spot to realise the circumstances in which the people 
are placed. The mass of the Hindoos are illiterate, and of course, to a certain extent, the 
Christian converts amongst them partake of the same character. But it must be borne in 
mind that the converts whom we have had in our schools and colleges, in such cities as 
Calcutta and Madras, stand upon a much higher platform than the converts in the 
villages of the interior. The Missionary in a city is resident among his people ; the Mis- 
sionary in the villages cannot live among them, because they are too far apart from each 
other. He cannot go amongst them to preach without giving previous notice ; and it is 
not reasonable to expect from those who have no Christian public around them, and so 
little ministerial influence, the same growth and advancement that may be expected from 
those who are more favourably situated. But in spite of these obstacles to improvement, we 
have much cause for encouragement. Let me refer to the case of an old man whom I was 
privileged to receive into the Church of God when he was seventy years of age. When he 
first came to me and told me that he wanted to be a Christian, I was perfectly astounded ; 
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body was feeble and totteriflg with age, get a new idea into bis bead. It was, bowever, 
faitb in that God witb whom all [things are possible, that trinropbed orer mr doobtt, 
and that man at length was received into the Church. The Catediist reported 
of him that bis conduct gave him more satisfaction than that of almost ftny other 
member of the Church. He lived at such a distance, that fai order to attend die Sabbatii 
services be had to leave his house early on Saturday, and travel to a half-way house by the 
evening ; there he spent the night, and on the Sabbath morning he set oat for the place 
where the services were held ; on the Sabbath evening he returned to the half-way boose, 
and on the next morning reached home. He gave, Uierefore, two days instead of one to 
the service of God. In the course of his journey he always had to cross a number of 
streams in a very rickety kind of boat which might easily have been upset, espedallj 
when managed by a feeble old man ; and when it was remafked to him that God did not 
require that such sacrifices sboold be constantly made, he replied that he could not sacrifice 
too much for Christ, and could not do without his Sabbath bread. In this case yon see 
how the true principles of Christianity are being diffused in India under the most adverse 
drcnmstances. In itinerating among so many hundreds of thousands of souls I have some- 
times been exceedingly depressed at the difficulties of the work and the paucity of the 
labourers. After I had preached a sermon, not knowing who would follow me, a Native 
has eorae up to me and said, ** What are we to do who can't read — are we to perish ?" My 
Christian friends, I leave that ^eetion with you. Ask yourselves whether you are prepared 
to say that these milUoas who want the living voice to proclaim t)ie truth to them because 
they cannot read, shall be left to perish ? Mothers, this is a question for yon. When 
Missionaries are wanted, the mother who gives her son feds the sacrifice more even than 
the father. A Christian mother whom 1 knew, when she had her first-bom son, said, 
** I give thia«(^d to God ;" when her second son was bom, she said, ** I give this child to 
God i* and when a third son was bom, she dedicated him also to her Saviour. Ere she 
died she had the privilege of seeing two of those sons mini s t er s one a pastor at home, the 
other a Missionary abroad, and if anything could have added to her happiness it wofdd 
have been the intelHgenee that her third son had given up commerce to enter the Mis- 
sionary field. That Missionary mother gave all her sons to God, and she speaks to-day 
through the lips of her first-bom. I be^eeb you, Christian mothers, to take this matter up, 
and see that some of your sons are so dedicate. It was Hannah who dedicated Samnd, 
and it is from you that God expects dedications now ; and if you appreciate the condition 
of a perishing world, if you think of God's having given His Son for you, you will not f\eel 
it to be a sacrifice but a privilege. I beseech you, then, rise to this privilege ; grasp it ; 
amxe the honour which God has conferred upon the Church, and give the Gospel to the 
worid. When I was leaving India I did not expect to come to England. I was 
going to the Cape of Good Hope, and I then expected that, after sojourning there 
fbr a few monthi^ I should return to my work with renovated health. God designed 
otherwise. Some of the Native Christians who were with me at the last moment 
before I quitted India, said to me, *' When you go to the Cape of Qood Hope, you will 
perhaps find some colonists there who have contributed to the spread of the Gospel, and 
some who have given a son to go forth as a Missionary to foreign parts." I mention 
this because it harmonises with the resolution which I have risen to second : — •* Where- 
ever you meet such as have contributed to this good cause, give them our thanks." I 
had, my dear friends, five or six hundred Native Christians lately under my charge in India, 
and 1 hope to return to them, in the providence of Gkxl, ere the cool autumn has closed. And 
in their names, as representative of something like 250,000 souls in India and Burmah, I give 
thanks to every Church that has contributed to the Missionary funds ; I give thanks to every 
Sabbath teacher who has interested himself and his dass in Misrionary subjects ; I give 
thanks to every adult who has contributed to the cause of God ; I give thanks to the 
Chairman, the Secretaries, and the Treasurer, of this noble Society, fiut I give special 
thanks to the mother who has dedicated her son to God's service ; and in that day when 
we sbsll hear the honourable wdcome, *' Well done, thou good and fkitbful servant, enter 
thou into the joy of thy Lord," next to that honour will be the gratitude of converted 
millions to Ptatestant Churohes, who have sent them Missionaries, and God's Book. 

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The Evening Meeting, convened specially 'with a Tiew to excite and maintain an interest in 
the objects of the Society among its Juvenile friends, was held at the Poultry Chapel. G. J. 
Cockerel!, Esq., Sheriff of London and Middlesex, kindly presided on the occasion, and 
impressive and effective addresses were delivered by the following Missionaries, viz. : Revs. 
R. Sargent, from India, Dr. Turner, from the South Seas, R. Dawson, B.A., from China, 
W. Gill, late of the South Sea Mission, and F. Jones, from Jamaica. 

ContributionM in aid qf the Society M>ill be tHanJtfuUy received by Sir Culling Eardley Sardley, Bart, 
Treasurer t and Rev, Bbenezer Proutt at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, London ,• by 
Mr, W, F. Watson, 52, Princes-street, Edinburgh i Robert Goodwin, Esq., 2S6, George-street, and 
Religious Institution Rooms, 12, South Hanover-street, Glasgow; Rev. Alex. King, MetropolitanlHall, 
Dublin; and by Rev. John Hands, Brooke Ville, Monkstoum, near Dublin, Post- Office Orders should 
be in favour of Rev. Ebenexer Prout, and payable at the General Post Office, 


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The successive communications we have received respecting Madagascar, 
during the last two months, are in the highest degree encouraging. 
The statements made in former numbers of our periodical, as to the 
friendly regard of the King towards his Christian subjects, have been 
more than confirmed, and every previous report of the increased numbers 
and devoted character of the Native Believers has been exceeded bj 
the latest communications. The following brief extracts from the last 
letter of the Eev. Wm. Ellis will be read witli devout thank- 
fulness by all who have cherished deep Christian solicitude for the 
Church of Madagascar, during the many gloomy years of her intense 
Bufferings. It will be observed that Mr. Ellis expected to embark for the 
Island in the early part of May. He tells us also that orders had been 
given by the King and the Government to facilitate his journey to 
AirTAHAirABrvo, and that he anticipated a cordial welcome on his arrivaL 
We may therefore entertain the hope that he has been at the capital for 
the last six weeks, and that his next communication will supply the most 
important as well as authentic information. 

"We insert also the letter of the Eev. J. J. Le Bbun, of Mauritius, 
which, though of earlier date, contains a brief report tf his visit to 
Madagascar, and of his gratifying reception. Nothing could be more 
cordial, and even enthusiastic, than the conduct of the Native Pastors 
and their people ; and among the various facts which he records none 
can be read with greater satisfaction than the following passage of his 
journal : — ** There are eleven houses set apart by the King for the use 
of our Christian friends as places of worship ; but although he takes such 
a Uvely interest in the spiritual concerns of the Churches, he does not, it 
appears, exercise any authority over them, or interfere in the least in their 
internal government." 

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" Port Louis, May, 1862. 

" My deab Bbotheb, — By the mail which arrived on the 24th nit., I received 
yonr letter of the 26th March* informing me of the appointment of gix Miasionaiy 
lahonrers for Madagasear. * * 

" Through the kind effortf of Mr. Arhnthnot, Manager of J the Oriental Bank 
here, the owners of one of the host ships in the trade have generously given me a 
free passage to Madagascar, and I expect to emhark in a few days. The same 
owners have also expressed their readiness to afford a free passage for the Mission- 
aries to their final destination, should any of their vessels be about to sail at the 
time of their arrival. I hope this may be the case, for after the delay that has 
occurred in their leaving England, it will be desirable.that they should proceed to 
Madagascar as soon as they can, after reaching Mauritius, which I hope will be in 
the begfinning of July. * * 

'' David Johns returned about a week ago, having been detamed some time at 
Tamatave for want of a ship. The letters lie brought addressed to myself are most 
important, and, with one exception, most enconraging, and even that which is dis- 
eourag^ng does not affect either our prospects or movements, exoept it be to afford 
additional stimulus to effort. I have a very friendly letter from the Commander-in- 
Chief, the most important man in the community ; also ftt>m the new Ooremor of 

" I regret that the great number of olairas on my time, arising frcnn arrflBge- 
ments for MisrioDariei, writing for the mail, and preparing for my dqiartwe^ 
prevent my sending yon translations of any of the letters from the CSiristianB. It 
may suffice to state that, so far as I can learn, no defections in faith or practice have 
occurred among the Christians. Their zeal and activity seem to have suffered no 
abatement. Their religion is still characterized by unremitting prayer. Several of 
them tell me in their letters that they still observe the hour from seven to eight on 
Thursday evening, as originated in England, for special prayer to God, or rather to 
praise for His distinguishing goodness to them. Their numbers have increased m 
a manner almost incredible to themselves. David Johns sir^ the forty-ive cases of 
Scriptures, and also of tracts, will not be enough. The best men for eharaeter and 
ability in the country are now nmnbered with ^ Ohristiana. Among the signs* 
tnres to one most exeellent ktter are the names of three officers of tiie Palace. * * 

" Orders have, I am informed, been given, and preparations made, for focilitating 
my journey to the ci^ital, where a house is provided, and a cordial welcome will pro- 
bably be given, though there will be some disappointment that I am not accompai^ed 
by other Missionaries, and do not take them books. 

" Believe me, very faithfully yours, 

" Kbv. De. Tidman." (Signed) "William Ellis. 3 

" Port Louis, 25th March, 1862. 
" Deab Bbothbb,— If I have delayed so long in writing to the Directors y«ii 
must excuse me, as I have been very ill. Shortly after reaching the capital, and 
since my return, I had to rende in the country for some time for the sake of mj 
health. Before the mail leaves this time I shall endeavour to give a brief and aac* 
oinct statement of what I saw, heard, and felt, in Madagascar. Though I regret 
that ignorance of the language was a great drawback to my usefulness among that 
interesting people, still I must acknowledge that my visit was of service to the 

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Sin^, at wtU aa te tki membarft of ib* Christiaa oommtmiij tiieM $ tiM| fiiU; tM 
tlie; irare not abancUDed^ and tkat if smm d^y wai ooeasioiied bgr the sendiaflt ottt 
of Missionaries, it must not be laid to the aocoant of indifferenee on the part of the 
Directors, bat to that of the difficulty of finding suitable men as agents of the 
Society in that conntry. 

'• Witheot relatfug what happened day by day during my Jonmey, I shall at once 
l^egin by recalling what todc plaee on my arrival at the capital. 


'' At a great distanoe from Antananarivo I was net by a dentation from ow 
Chriatiaa friends, who had been aaxiomsly waiting for nsw It was evening when we 
readied the place where they had halted antil ear arrival, sending daily, duaag the 
Interval, BMflsengers to the e^^ital to soothe and quell the impatienoe q£ those whe 
had sent them. After the usual salutations, and having ssitisfied them on many 
points wlueh to them were of vitel impertanoe, we aU sat down to oar hvmble 
repast^ which was dosed by singing hymns, reading a povtien ef tiie Sor^tanM, 
and prayer. Oh, hew happy we all appeared to be I Eoiw tfuly we felt the blessed 
influence of that "unity of the spirit in] the bond of p«ue"^ which the Apoetla 
exhorts Christians to ** endeavour to keep." What seasons of holy fellowship we 
enjoyed at every Station on the way to the capital. They had many explanations 
to ad^ many donbts to solve, and many difficulties to overcome; and whHe they 
pointed out to me, in the Malagtuf Bible, passages on which they wished some 
light to be threwn,^ I showed them in my French Hble how fhe Holy Spirit had 
already, in fbresigfat of our iSrailties, so ordered the teachings of prophets and 
apostles that one obscure passage was explained and illustrated by ano^er or others 
more dearly opressed. l%ey seemed delighted by this mode of answering thdr 
questions and quieting their minds upon many important points of doctrine and 

** When we arrived near the capital we passed the night at Prince Ramoog'a's 
plaee. Here we were, as in fhct eye ij f wh ere, well recdved and congratulated by the 
inhabitaBte of the village. I was really struck and ddighted to see so many chil- 
dren who had f^dfowed me as, befbre starting, I perambulated among the rice planta- 
tions about the place. A school established here would, I think, be of great benefit 
to this part of the country ; and as there are, within a radios of a few miles only, a 
great many hamlets and villages, a Missionary Station might be founded here wi& 
every prospect of success. 

oeiuDiAL BBoiFneir jLt tbm cAprtJkL. 

" Aft we wereonly a short distanoe from Antananarivo, the Prime Minister sent 
me a letter,, giving me a hearty we}eeme in the name of King Badama II., and ex- 
preseing a wish that I would not enter the dty until several officers of thepalaoe 
had oome to show me the house his Mi^esty had prepared for my reaeption. 

At 3 o'clock, F.x. three officers thus appointed came and introduced us into the 
c^f. Numbers of people flocked around us, while others were looking over their 
walls te see us pass. Scarcely had we been settled in our new home than his 
MJQesiy sent us a present of a bullock, a few fowls and geese, and some riee» 

" Ihe neait day, befng- Sunday, I wrote to King Badama a respectful note, thanks 
sng Ue Mioee^ fat the kind reception I had met at his hands, and beggkig ho 
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and thus doing my Master's work. The King sent me an answer, stating that his 
Majesty approved of my resolution, and would in a few days be glad to reoeive me 
into his royal presence. 


" Oar Christian Mends were so highly delighted to see a Missionary come to pay 
them a visit in their own country, that that Sunday was to me anything but a day 
of rest. I was taken from church to church, from 9 o'clock, a.m. to 2 o'clock, p.m. 
During that time I visited five assemblies for worship; prayed in English at 
the express desire of pastors and people, and preached in French, my friend David 
Johns beingtmy interpreter. Wherever I went I was saluted with tears and 
expressions of joy ; and whenever I pronounoed the] blessed name of Jesus 
Christ, it was truly affeotiug to witness the utterance of deep emotion by which 
they testified their faith and gratitude. 

" There are eleven houses set apart by the Sing for the use of our Christian 
friends as places of public worship ; but although he takes audi a Hvely interest in 
the spiritual concerns of the Churches, he does not, it appears, exercise any autho- 
rity over them, or interfere in the least in their internal government. 


** Two or three days'afler I had an audience with Badama II., in which we spoke 
on many points connected with the future prospects of Christianity in Madagascar. 
The King seems to be actuated [by noble and liberal motives ; his anxious desire 
and only ambition is to make his people hi^py. Liberty of commerce, open and 
constant intercourse with civilized nations, but especially the general diffusion 
of education among his people, are the means he intends to employ in order to 
attain such a desirable end. Upon my observing that there is no true happiness, 
no real prosperity for a nation, nor for individuals, without sincere piety and 
devotedness to God, he acquiesced, expressed the wish to see our Mission renewed, 
and was not a little disappointed when he learned that I was not to remain long in 
Madagascar. Our friend Mr. Ellis is impatiently expected by king and people. 
The sooner our Missionaries arrive the better; everything is ready for their re- 
ception. The priests are trying to get a footing in the capital, but their success 
ia doubtful; the King is for liberty of conscience, and tolerates rather than 
approves their movements. . . . 


"Shortly after my audience with his Mi^ty I was seized with an attack of the 
Malagasy fever, and was laid up for nearly a month on a bed of suffering. Though 
I was all that time in much danger, I felt then, and do still realize, that it was m 
season of refireshing from the Lord, and notwithstanding that my health is muck 
injured by its deleterious effects, yet that disease has been the means of calling forth 
the most lovely features in the Christian character of the Malagasy. It would be 
difficult to depict the kind, watchful solicitude with which our beloved friends tended 
me during that long month of weakness and pain. Day after day, night after night, 
it was the same loving care, mingled with prayer and supplication. Oh how fer- 
vently did they pray as they knelt by the side of my couch I What tears of fraternal 
love and Christian sympathy they shed, as they administered medicines and watched 
with anxiety their effect upon me ! 

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" li canaoi be utoaMog that a peoi»Ie to devoted to thdr Lord* and composed 
•of io many " good Samaritana/' should be highly blessed and feel the need of the 
regnlar and faithful labonra of an earnest and zealoos ministry ; nor is it wonderfiil 
that the living Spirit of Christ should animate and direct snch a body (^ humble 
and devoted disciples. Their number increases^ but that is not so essential as to 
know that they Uiemselves increase in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. When in truth and sineerity we can bear such a testimony of a large 
Christian Churchy we cannot but admire and adore the free and sovereign grace of 


** I had the pleasure, before leaving the capital, to see several who had been 
reduced to slaveiy, and were once more privileged to confiBSS the name of Christ be- 
fore men in times of prosperity and peace. But I shall never forget the feelings of 
sadness, mingled with joy and gratitude, which filled my mind as I heard the story 
of one beloved sister who was nothing daunted by the vioknee or fury of persecutors. 
Often had she been sought after by the bloodthirsty emis^es of the lete infti- 
riated Queen. But the Lord was idways with her, giving her, as it were, timely 
warning of her impending danger. Bhe never discontinued the prayer meetings 
she held in her own house for the benefit of her neighbours. Once she was nearly 
caught ; but in this instance her cruel persecutors were themselves struck with awe, 
and were compelled to admit that God was on her side. They had, in fiust, ransacked 
the whole house to no purpose, for, to satisfy her friends, she had hidden herself under 
a staircase that led to the upper story of her dwellbg. Here, in a dark comer, she 
was praying to Him whe seeth in darkness, and can everywhere be a shield and a 
rampart to Hb children. Her persecutors, knowing that poultry was generally 
kept there, merely extended from outside their arms in every direction within, bat 
failed to touch her person, and thus discover her retreat. They left dismayed, and 
fully persuaded that some supernatural or Divine influence was exerting itself in 
favour of the object of their hatred. Tou may imagine how thunderstruck they 
must have been when, a few days after, they were informed she was still holding her 
prayer meetings ! Such constancy vanquished the pertinacity of her persecutors. 
She died in peace, regretted by all, and, though dead, her memory is still dear to her 
surviving brothers and sisters. 


" I had the privQege, a day or two before separating from such truly valuable . 
friends, to administer the ordinance of baptism to ^ve couples and their children. 
After having received from their pastors a good testimony respecting them, I 
catechized them, examining them closely as to the grounds of their Christian 
beliel, and, though slill very weak, I felt much pleasure and happiness in thus 
introdueiDg these brethren and sisters publicly into the fiunily of Jesus. 


*' The next day I had a long conference with the pastors on the duties of the 
nunistry, and especially on the danger which threatened them from the introduction 
of a new religious q^stem into the country. After the conference they kept singing 
hymns, and separated rather late in the evening, thanking me for my fidthfulness in 
speaking to them the truth in Christian charity. 

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** Wb0B Ihd ^oame 'to iake le*^ ef tliem, ok! htvr grfered I ftlti aadliow 
nioos 1^ were not te let me go t Witk teere thegr mrged me to remmn ; bat 
ti^BBge fr«m MaurititSy and eBpeoially rej ag<ed &tfae^ fa^ng healtli, mdaced me 
t» ieave eve Ifbe bad season liad finrly set in, and I did so with fheless regret as I 
bad Moel^ fntdOigenoe tiiat]^. Elfis was on bn way to Madagascar i^ 
and Mi eoneeioas tbat bis presence eren at ManriKihis^ and t9ie asBnrance be oonid 
gfitt onv CSuMan IHends tbat an efiective and Eeribns band of Missionaries were 
rsMy to devote ^eir energies to tbenr service and would soon be in tbeir midst, 
was likely to calm their anxiety and give them patience to await their arrival 

" In conclusion, my impression Is that everything Is ready, and all you have to do 
as a Missionary Society is to send men of €rod to preach the (rospel and baptize the 
people In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, commanding them to keep 
all ffis commandments, and trusting the promise of the Lord, ' Lo, I am with you 

** Yours imly, 
;. ^ E»r. Dt. TiDif AK.- (Signed) «« J. J. La Bbto. '] 


Tmjr o<»zunimioation8 receiy^d £rom our Miasiooaiy Broihrai ia the N(»rtli« 
ejm cities of the empire^ though diversified, are all important. Some of the 
facta they reeord cannot fail to awaken the soHeitade and regret of our 
readeiv. Fot although the success which has attended their Ohristian 
lalouTB must excite our gratitude, the state of internal war, more espe« 
ciailly in the vicinity of Shanghae, is most deeply to be deplored. Not 
only does this intestine strife present an insurmountable obstruction to 
their present progress, but it obviously betokens increased di£5lculties to 
fiiture^efforts on behalf of the Tae Ping insurgents. We giye extracts 
fioxa our sereial cocrespondenta. 


Sb. Lockhabt, as formerly stated, has entered upon his beneyolent 
labours in this city with great efficiency, and has already reaUead an 
aBiount of success exoeeding .his meat aanguie eaEpeetatioikfl. He ia 
nrg^ait wa^ the BhEectosB to [send without delay aaMAer medical .Mia» 
sionary to the capital,'^whidi they hope to be able to aocomplififh b^re 
the dose of the present year. The intelligence also that has been re« 
ceired since the date of Dr. Lockhart's last letter, affords the assur* 
aiuse that dired; Misaionary labours may ahortly be ooaunenced in 
cwnezion with the exercise of Christian beneivolenee and medical skill. 
Ptasapoxts ase now gnoited for Peking by the British eonaide to tiieir 
countrymen whose character and objects give tiiem a title to tiiia dia* 

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tiaotion ; and W6 may feel assured that firom aoeredited Clmstian Mish 
Bionacies they will not be withheld. 

3 " Peking, March 26th, 1862. 

" Mt dsab Fbibnb— You may thmk I care for nothing and see nothing beyond 
the hofl{MtaI ; and may snppoBe I am altogether one-sided in my views. Well, be it 
so ; I came out to do this thing, and the labour of it is no slight matter, I can assure 
you ; and I do nooice and am glad to see it prosper, and thank God tiiat He has 
brought me here and enabled me to do this work. I hope it will hare the effect of 
remoTing obstacles, and assist in the establishment of more direct and specific 
preaching of the Gospel, while at the same time the work done and the relief aff<Hrded 
are known to be the results of the religion of Jesus, and that, as He went about 
healing the sick, and proclaiming the glad ti£ng8, so IBm servants endearonr, 
however humbly and imperfectly, to follow His example. 

'' My work proceeds steadily and prosperously ; and as the cold weather has gene, 
I am beginning to operate for cataract, and removed three the other day, and have 
many more to do. When people see a friend who has long been blhid eomiag 
among them with restored sight, they do not fiul to appreciate the benefit reoeivefL 
Much pain and much distress are relieved day by day, and many that come in agony 
and suffering, go away rejoicmg. May God give me wisdom and^ knowledge 
to keep firom mistakes and errors, lest I should do evil rather than good, for I feel 
deeply the sense of responsibility in the position I occupy in this city. With all 
humility I would ever look to Him for strength and guidance in all I do, lest firom 
self-confidence I fall into error that would spoil all the future. 

** Mr. Edkins was with me for a fortm'ght on a visit, and left me a week ago. 
He was much pleased with Peking, and we visited together various places. We 
were glad to have this opportunity of meeting and conferring on the affidrs of the 
Mission here and at Tien tsin. We 'were pleased to find that Mr. and Mrs. Lees 
were at Shanghae on their way to join him, and hope that Mr. Lees' attack of small- 
pox will only cause a short delay. He was convalescent, and we have written telHng 
him to come north as soon as possible. 

** Mr. Edkins has been blessed with much success at Tien tsin. The people attend 
the preaching, and many of them seem to be warmly religion. He has 
had the happiness of baptizing several, and many more are inquiring further on 
the subject of Christianity. We both think that the people in this part of the 
<upiie are less indiffisrent on the snbjeet of religion than elsewhere. I hope this 
nay prove to be a coiiect view. There are here and at lien Um many well-edtt« 
esled peracms of modecate drcomstaaeea who appear desirous of hearing aboat the 
Gespal, and from such a class, with such a tendency, we may hope to have maiy 
earnest seekers of the knowledge of CSirist May tiieir seeking end in a vital im- 
pfeauon on their hearts. 

" I hope you will try to get a Medical ItGssiimary ix this pkce, and send him 
out as soon as possiUe; but he must be a man well iq» to his work, or he will get 
into difficnlty^ 

^ We shall have some access to the Mongolians here, for many Mongols come to 
Pddng, and our Missionaries can go into Mongolia at their pleasure. I have just 
got some of the Mongdian Testaments up firom Shanghae, to give them away as I 
get opporiBuity* 

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** I was much grieved to hear from Mr. Mnllens of the death of Mrs. Mullens, 
just as she was folly engaged in her work, and seeing it prosper around her. I 
sympathise much with him in his heavy affliction. 

** With kind remembrances to the Directors and to Mr. Front, 

** I remun, yours very truly, 

" Rev. Db. Tidman. (Signed) •* William Lookhabt. 

" P.S. March 27th. We had a violent dust-storm' yesterday. The haromeier 
fell in the morning, and there was a little windj and as it was the day I do not see 
any but argent cases (Wednesday), as soon as I had finished, I went to a temple or 
Lamisary about five miles off, to see some Thibetian ambassadors that had lately 
come from Thibet. The wind was high and a good deal of dust, but not very un- 
pleasant. I saw the Thibetians, and also several Mongols who are staying at the 
range of temples, and after staying awhile with them I tried to go to the westward ; 
but by this time the wind had increased to a gale, and carried the dust before in a 
thick doud, and I found I could not face it at all, as it blew from the west. I 
could not see my way, and the dust and sand almost choked me. I found I must 
give up my plan of going to another temple, and go home. It was fortunate I was 
to windward, for the wind now blew a perfect tempest, and tore up the sand, and 
drove it like a curtain to leeward. I could just see enough to find my way, except 
every now and then, when I had to stop to avoid carts and horses in the road, fat 
sometimes the sand was so thick I could not see at all. I never saw anything like 
this dust-storm before, and was very glad to get home. The storm got none tiU 
about six p.m., when it did 'not blow quite so strong. The barometer fell from 
29'00 to 28*50, but was rising in the evening, and this morning it is ^'10. The 
thermometer fell yesterday from 48 to 24— it had been warm the few previous days, 
and on Sunday was 66. There is a high wind still, and the air is full of sand. Of 
course everything inside the house and outside is covered with sand. The wind will 
probably now soon cease. I tell you all this to let you know what kind of equi- 
noctial gales we have here." 




" Han Eow, March 25, 1862. 
** My dsab Bbothbb,— You will be pleased to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Wilson 
have returned from Japan greatly improved in health. They arrived at Han Kow 
en the 18th of January. Mr. W. has been able to work hard at the language ever 
since. In a very short time he will be iuUy prepared to preach in this dialect, and 
labour actively among this pe<^le. I trust that, by our joint efforts, we shall be 
able to establish Missionary Stations not only in Han Eow and Wti Chang, but also 
in many of the surrounding cities and towns. 

" I am happy to inform you also of the arrival of the Eev. Josiah Cox, of the Was- 
leyan Missionary Society, among us. He came to visit the place, with the view of 
proceeding immediately to Tien Tsin. But so convinced is he of the importance of 
this sphere that he is no w quite determined to renudo. He has doubtless acted 
wisely. Our Wesleyan Brethren cannot ^t on another spot in this empire more in- 
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liaTO from twenty to thirty Missionarite at least. And hence it ib yery gratifying^ 
to me to see Missionaries of other Societies coming to the place, and taking the 
work up. 


" Since my last communication, matters have heen going on qnietly and pleasantly 
in this part of the empire, hut some of the surrounding proTinces are sadly convulsed. 
So Nan has been laid waste by the savagery of the Filchers of that province. 
These are the men who murdered Messrs. Parker and Holmes in Shan Tung. They 
are nominally connected with the Nanking rebels ; but they know nothing of the 
Christian religion, and very little,' if anything, of the Tai Ping creed. From all 
aoconnts they are monsters of the bloodiest, cruellest kind. They regard nothing — 
they spare nothing. The mandarins fear them not, because they don't seem to have 
a political aim. Being satisfied with mere plunder, they leave a place as soon as it 
is exhausted ; and the mandarins return and resume their position as ' &ther and 
mother' of tiie people. 

*' Si Ckwan, the largest, finest, and richest province in the empire, has been torn 
and distracted for yean by local banditti. It is reported here, that 8hth iah Kai, 
or, as he is called by the 1^ Pings, the I Wang, is there also at the head of a large 
army. He was connected with the Tai Ping movement until the murder of the 
eastern by the northern King. Some of 8Kik tdh KaVs nearest rebtives, who were 
living at the palace of the eastern King, were involved in the general massacre. 
He was abeent at the time ; when he heard of what had been perpetrated, he re* 
turned to the ' Celestial Capital,' and took full vengeanoe on the northern King. 
He then left Nanking in disgust, and retired into the provinces of Kwang Si and 
Y4n Nan, Having been reinforced and strengthened in these provinces, he reap- 
pears on the field as the founder of a new dynasty. Among both the rebels and the 
people he was greatly respected, and is now well spoken of. The Tai Ping chief is 
very much grieved at his defection. It is generally reported that he (Shih tah £ju) 
does not sympathise with him in religious pretcoisions. We know little of him^ 
however ; much too little to speak with confidence. ^ 


" Of kte the Tai Pings have been greatly soured by the cold and, I may say, bos* 
Ule attitude which the French and English authorities have assumed in reference 
to the movement from the beginning. They are no longer what they were, in their 
dispoBition and conduct towards foreigners. Their treatment of Mr. Cot, for 
example, when he visited the ' Celestial Ci^iial,' as an old finand of the Kan Wang, 
was wid^ different from the reception they gave me. The former was cold, sns- 
imous, and unfriendly ; the latter was warm, confidential, and very cordial. The 
political events which had transpired in the meantime will account fully for the 
4iflerence. At Shanghai, both the English and French have at last adopted an 
unmistakeable anti-Tai Ping policy. The last engagement was at Ming Hong, a 
large town about twenty miles from Shanghai, where 600 of the rebels were killed, 
and 300 taken prisoners. How this direct collision with them will affect us, it is im- 
possible to foretell. Doubtless they are greatly enraged, and will retaliate if they can. 
They have it in their power to do us great iiyury commercially. Probably they will not 
exert this power to any serious extent, as long as they are left in possession of Nan- 
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wbat they most ^reaily priaed, and Memg that th^ had nothing farther to §ntr 
fiom the foreign powers, they would ravage the whole oonntry in kxge nasMS, and 
ipread death and destruction everywhere along their path. 


•' It is terrible to contemplate the probable eonseqoences of tuning theseinai, stnng 
to madness, loose on the oonntry . They would not, I believe, attadc the foreign ports f 
but they would certwnly keep hoveringabont them,and block up all the avenues of trade. 
Though more than a match for the Imperialiste, they cannot combat the latter, aided hf 
the foreign Powers. If we are determined actively to opgoBe thmi onward mardi, the 
TIu Ping movement wiU never issue in the establishment of a new dynasty ; and if it 
be our plan to check rebellion here and there, but not to uproot it altogethw, then 
poor China is destined to a scene of endless anarchy and confusion. It must never 
be forgotten that the existing dynasty has no power to eope with the number of 
separate and distimA rebellions that now tear and consume tbe very vitals of this 
magnificent country. In the present crisis our hope is in God-^ God only. It 
HAS eur hope at one time that the Tai Ping movement' was destined to be a direct 
rnMOB in Ihe evangelisation of China. In this we may be disappointed. Be that a» 
ittt^, 4*ere^n be little doubt of iU indirect influence for good. Indirectly it has 
doae "Mkueh towards opening up the country to ike Ifisdonary and tlte merchant, 
Umemda hu]^)liug the jMide of the haughtiest people, and the most imperious ex- 
dusiiie 4ynasty in the world, and towards shaking the confidence of the nation in 
its hegfcbenSsh superstitions. This wonderful movement has not been permitted to 
ris^ »id|j»gress so fiur, without some great providentiiJ end. That end we may 
nst ke 4ble to define at present, but I feel perfectly sure that we shall hereafter. 


* I am still much pleased with the number and character of my hearers. The 
hAll is very well filled every afternoon for about two or three hours. Most listen 
attentively to what is spoken. I sometimes put general questions to the audience,, 
aid Irave been struck more Chan once with the extent and correctness of their mfor- 
mation on religious sulgects. Two or three weeks ago I asked my hearers if they 
knew who Oed was. One replied, boldly and prerapWy, *God is tJie Ci^ator of 
heaven, earth, aad all things.' Having answered so well, I thought it would be 
wsU to ia^m the depth of hn knowledge, and the following eon versation easued : 

* Is God a ^irit?' 'Yes.' 'How many Gods are there P' 'One* 'But the 
Chinese worship many gwb. What have you to say to thatP' 'They are all 
falsa, ^e creations of man's imagina^n, or dead men " promoted to the rank of 
godfl4)y men." ' ' Are apotheosiEod men really gods V ' Certainly not ; they have 
thetname, but not the reality.' * What of " Yii'hwang," the god that is so imiver- 
sallgr and highly honoured by the nation?' ' He is also a made god, not the ttiie 
(M. *' Who is Jesus Christ P' ' The Son of God.' 'IsheGodP' 'Yes.' 'Why 
did B» <»me into the world P' ' He came to save men.' ' How does He save men P* 

• Be died'4o redeem them,' &c., Ac., &c. * Where are you from P' ' Prom Hwang 
Chew' c(a olty about fifty miles from Han Kow). ' Where did you hear these things P' 
■ Hate.' " How often have you heard the Gospel preached P' ' I heard it two or 
tkvoettimvs last year,[and took some of your books with me home. I have come to- 
day ;to hear you again, and to beg for more books.' 

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reiy oieoiiragiiig to meet with each caBes. The Miseionaiy's wotk is to teach the 
tnith, and few thioge can delight him more than to ^find^ that [his teachings are 
widerstood and remembered. 


" And this leads me to'make a remark on the'advantages^wldch the Protestant 
method of teaching has over the]Boman Catholic. The foreign priest does not 
preach publicly to the heathen. In fact he never comes in contact with the heathen 
world. All that he sees of them are those whom his native agents bring nnder his 
notice in the shape of inquirers. Even the native agents don't preach publicly ; they 
simply go about quietly among their immediate acquaintances. Neither do they 
distribute their boots widely j they give copies occasionally to their converts, but, I 
believe, never to the heathen. The Protestant method is that of publishing* loudly, 
openly, honestly, to all who wish to come and Jisten, and to scatter the seed of 
truth as broadly as possible, in the shape of books and tracts. Kow2.the advantage 
of the latter method is palpable. The Boman Catholic priest may remain for years 
at a place without his existence [being known to any beyond the circle of his 
^converts, and an occasional inquirer. The Protestant Missionary, on the contrary^ 
is known to thousands, on his arrival, as^^the teacher of a new doctrine* Hundreds 
come to hear and to inquire every day. By degrees they become acquainted with 
the principal facts. These facts become topics of conversation and discussion in the 
family, the tea-shop, and other places of public resort. To question and to doubt 
are essential to a change. Those who attend upon our public preaching cannot bat 
be led to question their old creeds, and doubt their old superstitions. 

'* Another advantage connectedjwith the publicity of our method is that,^though 
the Missionary may be stationary at one place, stiU he acts, to a] certun extent, 
upon the whole empire. Traders who visit a place from distant cities or provinces, may 
leave it without knowing that there is such a man as a Roman Catholic priest there. 
Not so with the working Protestant Missionary. He cannot but be known and found 
out by all parties. We have had among our hearers people from all the surrounding 
country ; these carry with them the Gospel, partly in their heads, and fiiDy in the 
books presented to them. The other day an old man of the place came to hear m6. 
At the dose of the service a few questions were put to him, which he answered very 
readily. I asked him'if he had heard the Gbspel before, and. he replied that^^he had 
heard it, many years ago, from Dr. Medhurst and Mr. Muirhead, at Shanghae* 
The old man seemed qnite convinced of the^folly of idolatry, and the probability is« 
that what he heard ten or twelve years ago at Shanghae led him first to doubt its 
truth. Such are some of the advantages connected with pubUo preaching, and the 
/W^ saxdfree dlBtribution of the Word of God, and other^Chiistian books. 


" We have had several inquirers since my arrival. Some of them seemed to be 
in earnest, but have left the place. Some have come forward for worldly motives^ 
and, being disappointed, have forsaken ns. Two or three hundred cash a week have 
a gpreater attraction to a Chinaman than the salvation of his soul. Were the former 
held up as an inducement, it would be easy to make thousands of nominal Christians 
wiilun a comparatively short period. Not long since, a smart country .boy, ef about 
eighteen, presented me witib a letter. On reading it I found that he wished to be 
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a few words to him, and advised him to come and listen to tbe daily preaching^. 
Some days after he came again, and presented me with another note. I requested 
the Native Preacher to make inquiries into the history, character, and intentions of 
the boy. In the coarse of conversation he found that some of the country people had 
got the impression that all Vho became nominal Christians received a small quantity 
of rice ^er diem, and that this boy was sent by them to make the experiment, with 
the view of following him, should it prove successful. No sooner was he undeceived 
in the matter, than he disappeared altogether. The entire devotion of a Chinaman 
to the present, the physical, and the material, renders him almost inaccessible to 
Spiritual influence. Speiik of present weal, or present woe, material prosperity, or 
material adversity, and he is all eyes and ears. Heaven, however, has no charms to 
attract him, and hell no horrors to move him. The former, his gross, sensual soul, 
can understand and appreciate, but the latter elude his vision. This feature in the 
Chinese character is lamentable and discouraging. At the close of a discourse, in 
which the Missionary has been endeavouring to show how life and immortality 
have been brought to light in the Gospel — ^how Jesus saves from sin, delivers from 
hell, and confers a heaven of bliss upon the believer — a Chinaman will stolidly ask 
him, ' What advantage is there'connected with believing in Jesus ? Will it bring 
us any rice f^ How many cash does a man receive for entering the Church P' Such 
is a Chinaman. But such he is'not to be for ever. The Gospel has been proved 
potent enough to vivify his dead soul. What has been done in one case may be 
done in millions of cases. What we need in the meantime is fiuth — ^fidth in God 
and in the ultimate triumph of truth. In the conversion of the Chinese nation as 
a nation, God will give the world some day a proof of the truth and divinity of the 
Gospel, such as will hush the voice of scepticism for ever. 

* * ** * « * * * 

" My dear Brother, the conversion of China is a difficult task— as difficult as it is 
certain. We must not shut our eyes to the fact. In one sense much has been done ; 
in another, very little. We have hardly touched the Empire yet. China is hardly 
conscious of our presence. Before the work is accomplished the Church must ad- 
vance her gold and silver with a far more liberal hand than she has done, and young 
men of piety and character must come forth in far greater numbers than they do at 
present. The conversion of China will cost the Church her treasures, the colleges 
their brightest ornaments, and the Missions the lives of their best men. Unless we 
are all prepared for this we had better give it up. If our Brethren at home knew 
what it was to contend with the power of darkness, as concentrated in the form #f 
Paganism, as it is developed in China, they would certainly send out men by hun- 
dreds and not tens. Excuse this ; I speak it feelingly. 

" I remain, my dear Sir, 

" Yours very truly, 

" Bbv. Dr. Tidman." (Signed) " G. Johk. 



" Shanghae, April ISth, 1862. 
" Dear Sie, — You will long before this have received my letter, in which I in- 
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rery litUe change has taken place in tbe aspect of affairs, so far as the rebeli 
are concerned. They still remain within onr neighbourhood, and are likely to do so 
unless foreigners should take measures to drive them away. I am happy to be able 
to tell you that several of the Christians belonging to T'say-Sohave lately come into 
Shanghae. After the capture of that place very little reliable information could be 
obtained as to what had become of the great majority of onr converts there. I was 
in much anxiety about them, and could only commend them to that great Being 
who could preserve them amidst all their dangers. It seems that upon the approach 
of the rebels all that could make their escape did so. The aged and the infirm, 
however, fell victims to the cruelty of the Taepings. Those who have arrived In 
safety at Shanghae have had the most miraculous escapes. Oftentimes they were 
within a few feet of the pursuing rebels, hidden in various ways, when the voice of 
their prayer reached the Most High, and their enemies were turned aside. What- 
ever doubts these people might previously have had as to the efficacy of prayer, they 
have all been dispelled by the many signal answers which they received in the hour 
of their need ; they have often declared to me that God had most wonderfully inter- 
fered on their behalf to deliver them. 

" Thus tlie little Church, which gave so much promise of future success, has been 
rudely broken up. Some of its members have been called to join the Church tri- 
umphant above ; others, dragged away by the hands of the rebels, are havbg their 
faith tried amidst' scenes of bloodshed and destruction ; whilst a few are permitted 
in safety to worship with the Church in Shanghae. There is no doubt but that 
the cause of Christ will eventually triumph, notwithstanding the present disasters ; 
but it is only by a strong exercise of faith that one is enabled to look beyond the 
present scenes to that time when righteousness and peace sliall cover the earth. 

'* Whilst the cause of Christ, however, la meeting with so many drawbacks in 
other places, we have the most abundant encouragements in the city of Shanghae. 
It seems as though God would specially encourage us at this time, by giving the 
bearers at our chapel a greater desire than usual to inquire concermng the way of 
salvation. In the little chapel in the city, in which. I have had daily service for many 
months, the number of inquirers is at present very great. About two months ago I 
baptized nine, and now there are fifteen applicants for baptism, all of whom, after due 
trial, will, I hope, be admitted into the Church. For many months I preached with- 
out any signs of success ; but at length the Gospel is beginning to be felt, not only 
by those who come in as they pass by, but also by the residents m the immediate 
neighbourhood of the chapel. The active assistance which foreigners have rendered 
in protecting the people from the rebels has no doubt induced many to look more 
favourably on our preaching. The intrinsic merits, however, of the doctrines set 
forth, haye also exerted their influences on their mmds. My own belief in the 
irresistible nature of the Gospel, when brought to bear on the heathen mind, has 
always been great, but never more so than at the present moment, when I see peo- 
ple immersed in worldliness being induced to believe in the pure and unworldly 
doctrines of Jesus. 

" Yours very smcerely, 

*' Rbv. Db. Tidmah." (Signed) " John M^CGOWiN. 

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No intelligence received from India affords us more [sincere pleasure 
than the increase of the Native Ministry bj men of long tried Christian 
character and educational attainments. Within the last two years vre 
have had to record the ordination of several devoted natives thus qualified, 
both in Northern and Southern India, and we are now gratified to report 
an addition to their number in the person of Mr.T. Pzebajes, of Belgaum, 
who was ordained to the work of the Ministry at Bangalore^ on the 14th 
of March, last* "We give a brief statement of the service, as reported in 
the ^'Bangalore Herald," a journal which, on various occasions, has evinced 
a spirit of enlightened and cordial good will towards the Missionary cause. 


*' On Friday evening, the 14th March, we had the delight and g^tificstion of 
attending an Ordination Service at the London Mission CSiapel. The name of the 
Candidate was Mr. P. Peerajee, of Belgaum. The Bev. Messrs. Coles, Bice, Sewell» 
and Campbell, took part in the service. The introdnctory exercises, which included 
singing, prayer, and the reading of the 4th chapter of 1 Timothy, were conducted by 
the Bev. J. B. Coles. The Bev. B. Bice, in an instmctive address, set ibrth the 
objects and aims of the Christian Ministry, with some observations on Chmrdi order 
as held by the majority of the Missionaries of the London Missionary Sodety. Ifr. 
Peerajee then presented himself, of whom the Bev. James Sewell asked the usual 
Questions as to the manner in which he had been brought to CSmst and led to devote 
himself to the office of [the Christian Ministry, the truths he proposed to pietch 
and the manner in'which he intended to exerdse his vocation. The whole wete 
answered in English in a most satisfactory manner, and with remarkable purity of 
accent : in only one or two words was there any trace of a foreign tongue. TUs 
part of the service was very impressive, and must have been unusually sdemn and 
affecting to the Candidate, his Teachers, and friends. The dedicatory, or ordination 
prayer, was offered by the Bev. C. Campbell, the other Ministers taking part in tiie 
ceremony ; after which the newly ordained Minbter took his seat mnong bis brethren, 
while the Bev. James Sewell addressed to him a most ficuthful diaige from 1 Time* 
thy iv. 16. 

" The services concluded with singing and prayer ; the congregation, which 
included Native Christians and then: wives, military gentlemen. Missionaries and 
their ladies, and a sprinkling of the general pubUc, dispersed at an advanced hour. 

''Mr. Peerajee had, previously to his ordmation, been five years in the Bangalore 
Theological Seminary, and seven years at Belgaum, as an Evangelist." 

It will be seen from the above statement that the order of service 
adopted on this solemn occasion was in conformity to that usnally observed 
on such occasions in our Churches at home. We have received the answers 
of the Candidate for ordination to the several inquiries proposed, and we 
doubt not that our fnends will read with interest and pleasure the fol- 

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lowing answer to the queBtion, '^ What reason hare you to believe that 
j-ou are a true Christian ? " — to which the Candidate replied : — 

" My dear Sir, and dear Christian Friends, — In reply to this question, I shall 
attempt to give you a short account of my past sinful and wretched state of life, 
and at the same time tell you, with feelings of gratitude, what the good Lord has 
done unto me while in this state ; and in doing so, may the Holy Spirit of God 
teach me to be humble, lest I be proud of my present state, in which I found mercy 
of^the Lord ; and may He also lead others, by this, to adore His effectual grace, so 
abundantly manifested in bringing back wandering sinners like myself and others, 
to Him and His dear Son, Jesus. I was bom of heathen parents, and as the^f were 
such, they brought me up in all the forms of heathenism and superstition in very 
early life. Whenever my parents frequented idol-temples to offer their homage, 
they took me with them, and when I saw them prostrating themselves before the 
idols, I did the same. When they showed me a block of wood or stone, and told 
me that it was Swamy (or god), I certainly believed it to be so, called [,it so, and 
respected it as such. My father once took me to a certain idol-temple, where were a 
large number of shoes. People call these the gods' shoes -, for the gods use them, 
they say, when they take their night journey. These shoes are greatly venerated by 
the people, as much so as -the gods themselves, which they show by striking both their 
cheeks with them. So with this view my Mher took one of theses hoes and gave 
it to me ; but I, being young, and ignorant of its proper use, put it on my foot. 
My father was greatly displeased with me icx doing so, and said to me, ' You bad 
boy, gods' shoes are not intended to be put upon men's feet, so take it immediately 
in yonr hands and strike jour cheeks with it, or you will have a sound beating/ 
This command I readilj obeyed. Thus I was taught from my very childhood, to 
£ocget and dishonour my God, by worshipping and serving the creature more .than 
the ever blessed Creator. So it is plain, then, that I lived without God and heaven, 
and without His Son and salvation in the world, walking according to the course 
of the same, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. Had God allowed 
me to remain and to die in this sinful state, oh, how miserable should I have been, 
both here and hereafter ! But thanks be unto God, that He had mercy in reserve 

'* Though the Lord for some wise ends did not see fit to bring me fully to the 
knowledge of Himself till I was twenty-one years old, yet He left me not entirely 
to my own ways ; for when I think now of the good providence of God manifested 
towards me during this long period, it leads me to conclude that the Lord was 
preparing me in a very wonderful way, and by various means, to make me a follower 
and a servant of my blessed Lord Jesus. This I will now explain. 


*• «* My fether was employed under a very religious gentleman. He was very 
kind to my fitther, and kind to me, and as he was also young, he was very fond of 
me, and took great pleasure in my company. One day I had been to see him, when 
he gave me a small tract, entitled, ' The Way of Salvation.' I read this tract 
very caref^Uy, and was very much pleased with its contents. I was very fond of 
tins traet, and so kept it always with me, and read it very often. 'Hiis was the 
first book that shed a faint light of Christianity on my mmd, and produced in me 
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and tbe Hindoo way of salvation. In the course of time tliis gentleman retired, 
and another succeeded him, who was also religious. My father very soon procured 
employment under him, and was very much liked by him. One day my father 
introduced me to this gentleman and his lady, who were very glad to see me, and 
took me as a house-servant. This gentleman, being a lover of God and His cause, 
was in the habit of teaching his servants on every Lord's day, when I also had an 
opportunity of hearing the Word of God taught and read by him. This blessed 
privilege I eiyoyed for a long time. By this means the gracious Lord gently touched 
my heai*t, convincing me of the truth and [excellency of Christianity. Bat I was 
not contented with only so much, for it produced a great desire in me to read for 
myself the Word of God, which I had not. This made me very sad. So I was 
oblig^ to take this gentleman's copy of the New Testament in his absence, and go 
to a solitary place, and then read it till I was satisfied. In the course of my 
doing so, once I happened to read in the Gospel of John the unspeakable sufferings 
and death of Christ. This deeply affected and melted my heart, to see the wonder- 
ful love of Christ to perishing sinners. This made me love this good Saviour, and 
desire to devote myself to Him as His humble servant. 


*' The lady under whom I was now serying, was so kind to me, that she 
undertook to teach me English, providing me with all the necessary books; 
but, finding that I was making very little prog^ress, she put me to the Eng- 
lish school, in charge of the Bev. Messrs. Taylor and Beynon, jn Belgaum. 
I attended this school for many years, and was greatly benefited by doing 
80; for I had to learn the Scripture lessons every day in the school. This 
helped me to acquire much more knowledge of Christianity. I had also 
to hear Scripture expositions every day by these reverend gentlemen. This 
enlightened my mind a great deal, and strengthened me much more in the know- 
ledge, &ith, and love of Christ. Moreover, I received many other religious books 
from these reverend gentlemen while in the school, such as James's 'Anxious 
Inquirer,' ' The Child's Companion,' ' The Pilgrim's Prepress,' * The Holy War,' 
* Heartsease in Heart-trouble,' 'Christ on the Cross,' 'The Golden Treasuiy,' 
and others. The perusal of these books made a deep reUgious impression upon my 
mind, and excited me a great deal openly to renounce heathenism and embrace 
Christianity ; but, not having sufficient courage to do so, I grew cold again and 
still remained among the heathen. 


" Notwithstanding this, I renounced idol-worship openly, read the Word of 
God and prayed often, observed the Lord's day, and delighted to go to 
chapel to hear the Word of God. I was always forward to expose the 
errors and falsity of heathenism, and to defend Christianity opMy. This 
created a great stir among the people ; so the Lord called me veiy soon to bear 
very heavy persecution, and to go through very fiery trials and temptations. The 
Lord, as it were, hid His face from me now, friends near and dear forsook me, every 
one began to laugh and mock at me, and ill-treat me, so much so, that I was 
obliged to flee from my father's house, and, in the night, take refuge with Mr* 
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house to lire in. Thus the Lord gracioiisly called me out of the people among* 
trhom I lived, that I might henceforth serve Him in spirit and in tmth, and lore 
Him with all my heart, and soul, and mind. This offered me the hest chance to 
give myself np to the Lord, as He had delivered me firom the hands of my enemiefy 
knd cleared away all the tronbles and temptations I expected from the heathen. 
I immediately applied for baptism to the Bev. W. Beynon, who was glad to comply 
with my wishes, and, afler a few weeks, I was admitted into the Church of Christ 
by baptism, in 1847. From that time 1 have enjoyed tme peace and happiness in 
my soul, and have delighted to walk in the ways of the Lord. " Bless the Lord, 

my sonl, and all that is within me bless His Holy Name, and forget not all 
His benefits!"* 

Wb are glad to haye the opportunity of inserting the following letter 
from our Brother Mr. Hbwxbtt, as it so fully expresses our conviction of 
the Jlrst duty of a Christian Missionary on his arrival at his destination ; 
namely, the consecration of his time and strength to the acquisition of the 
native language. "Without this attainment, whatever efforts he may employ 
for the benefit of the heathen must prove all but inefficient. Teaching or 
preaching through an interpreter must, under the most favourable circum- 
stances, produce but a very feeble impression ; and we heartily rejoice that 
Mr. Hewlett^ in common with other newly arrived Brethren, has de- 
voted his heart and strength to the attainment of this '' one thing needful.*' 
It is generally found that, if the study of the vernacular is delayed, the 
difficulty of its attainment increases, and the student generally fails. 
Oar friend has therefore acted wisely in making this acquisition the object 
of his earliest effort, and we have no doubt, with God's blessing, of his 
complete success. 

" London Mission, Benares, May 3rd, 1862. 
" My dbab Db. Tiduak, — I cannot inform you of my having done very much 
direct Missionary work since I last wrote ; but I am thankful to be able to say that 

1 have made some progress in the vemacnlar, though not nearly as much as I conld 
wish. Most of my time is occupied [in acquiring it. I read daily from two and a 
half to three hours, with a Munshi, and do all I can to exercise my present know- 
ledge by speaking to the natives, and listening to them. Last Wednesday evening, 
April 30th, my first attempt to labour in the language of the people may be said to have 
commenced. 1 conducted the weekly prayer meeting amongst our Native Christians, 
by giving out the hymns, reading a chapter, and concluding by a prayer myself, 
which I had prepared beforehand and committed to memory. I trust, if the Lord 
will, to take my turn from this time forth with my Brethren in conducting the 
week-day services, and next time I^hope to be blessed in endeavouring to address 
the Christians in their own tongue. I trust also, before many months shall have 
passed, to take my turn in the services of the Lord's day. 1 cannot help feeling 
impatient with myself sometimes. 1 often long most intensely to be able to labour 
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4Kf thft iapaih as it if in Jesns; there is so much to be done here, and so fev to da 
it. So many are perishing daily for lack of knowledge ; ' the barrast trolj is plea- 
ieoQs, bnt the labourers are few.' Oh, that the whole Cbnrch of Ghrist would not 
only ' pray therefiore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labeorers into 
His harvest/ bnt also that those abeady in Uie field should be daily filled ^ith wis* 
^bm and the Hdy Ghost, to labour usi pray most saccessfully on behalf of Uie 
thonsands, yea, millions, around us, who are oondnnally passing thron^^ the daric 
?Bttey of the shadow of death without a ray of light to lighten thea through it. 

*' I can make myself understood generally to the servants and other natives. I 
iaily read a portion of the Word of God with my 8«-vant» and talk over it with him 
in the vernacular as well as I can. I go generally to the Bazaar with Mr. fiherring; 
but I cannot understand as much of the preaehing there as I can of the preaching 
on Lord's day. The language of the Bazaar is Hindi, and that of the Native Chris* 
tian Hindustani or Urdu, to which most of my attenfion has hitherto been devoted. 
I am now about forming a class among a few of the^ildren of ^e Native Christians, 
which I intend to meet two or three evenings in the week. This, I hofge, will help 
me to acquire the language more readily, as well as do good to the children. I am 
not wiUiog to teach any English class until I am pretty well versed in the two 

*' We are occupying part of Mr. Sherring's house — ^the Mission-house, in the com- 
pound — for the present, as there is no vacant house to be had in Benares. Probably 
after the rainy season will be over, some firesh arrangements will be made. We are 
both very happy here, and are fully persuaded that we*shall much enjoy this sj^iere 
of labour, should it please the Lord to bless and prosper us here. However, as we 
believe our hearts are set upon labouring for the Redeemer's glory, we trust we 
should be happy to labour in any part of ,the world wherever it mig^t please the 
liord to send us. With Christian love, ^ 

" I am, dear Dr. Tidman, 

*' Yours fidthfuUy in the Lord, 

(Signed) "John Hewlett." 



Tab ChriBtian Churcli has lately been favoured with an inBtructive and 
delightful volume by the Bev. E. Casalis of Paufl^ who laboured aa a £aitk- 
fid MiBflioiiary for tbree-and-twenly yean among the BtmUat in Boutii 
Africa. The original work^ in French, has been trambted into Engliah, 
and published by Messrs. Nisbet and Co.> B^nem Stieet. The Miaaienary 
labours of our French Brethren in South Africa commenced more than 
thirty years since. They have been prosecuted cliiefly among the people 
acknowledging the authority of Moshebh ; and the volume affords a very 
vivid and encouraging detail of the varied and persevering efforts of the 
author and his fellow labourers. Among many instances of success most 
deeply affecting, we select the following biography of a Christian convert 
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jHOBmou of Jbis belief in the God of lartel^ and hia future ooiiBeccation to 
tiie eerrice of Christ. ; 


"" 9^ childhood of Entixia WB8 iHMed m tin nndst of the WV8 ih^ 
ike eoantrjoftiie Basntos. He was hardly twehe yean oid when heloithkiiiher, 
aood bsB £imily wete obliged to exile themaehree to gfo and aedc swtenanoe vmmg the 
oviHi raasala of Diagan. Daring the jowmey he had toendme extreme hanger and 
ii%ne ; the poor earigrante, eondnoted by Chen, (a man of years and experienoe,) 
climbed with difficulty the mountains of the Malntis, which separate the eonntry 
of the Bechuanas from the province [of Natal. On the frontiers of the land 
of the Znlus, a haeghty-looking <^ef arrested the trsTellers with the intention of 
Miring Entnta for his slave, and was already carrying the child off, when Chen ran 
to the help of his young friend, and, taking him by the arm, tried to drag him away. 
An obstinate struggle ensued ; the child, violently pulled about, screamed with pain 
and terror. Hie Zulu, finding himself the weaker of the two, became fdrious, and, 
raising his javelin, cried, with a fnrioiis glare at Chen, ' lliis child shall be neither 
yours nor mine ; see, this steel shall pierce his brain^r At this moment Entlaloe, 
file boy's elder brother, rushed to the murderer, and, arresting his arm, cried, ' O 
Chen, my father, do not resist any more, let Entuta be a slave i perhaps some day 
he will return to us !' 


^ •* These words were verified, for, after the lapse of a few months, the poor captive 
rcj<»ned his family, whom he found settled a day's journey firom Mokokotlofe, the 
nsual^residence of Dingan. A considerable number of Basutos, brought together 
by common misfortune, had obtained permission from the Zulu monarch to found a 
' village which very soon became fionrishing. By means of the communication they 
kept up with their countrymen of Lesuto, these emigrants procured ostrich feathers, 
crane's wings, and panther's tails, which they sold advantageously to the Zulus, 
such objects constituting the chief military ornaments of that people. The little 
community were soon in possession of some flocks, and already looked forward to 
the day when these acquisitions should enable them to return to their own land ; 
but, alas ! the source of their prosperity became the cause of their ruin. Some friends of 
Ghen were allured by a more advantageous bargain, to go and offer their merchandise 
to ihit Baraputsas, a neighbouring tribe at enmity with Dingan. This was enough 
toiJndle the wrath of the despot. One dark night the rillageof the Basutos was 
oai plot ely surroonded by some hundreds of warriors, and a general massacre took 
piaea. Sntlaloe and his young wife, dangeroutty wounded, were left as dead under 
aheq» of corpses; the hut of Entuta was i^llaged and burnt. As fbr himsslf, 
thaaks to an intervening Proridenee, he had set out the evening before en a jooraey 
witti his proteelor, Chen. As soon as Entlaloe and his wifs were suffioieatlj 
reeorefod firom their wounds, they and their brother quitted the inhospital^ land 
of Halid, and, bring redneed to a state of entire destitution, they were oompdled to 
jein a band of hunters on the banks of the Caledon, who lived on the flesh of hip- 
popotaari and wild boars. In the course of l^s adventurous Kfe^Entuta was often 
exposed to great dangers ; he was one day pursued by a hippopotamus, infuriated 
hj tfce number <rf wounds it had recrived. The young hunter, worn out with fatigue, 
WIS near being torn m pieces ; but Qod, who watched over him, directed his flight 
towwds adeep ravine, where the animrildared not fdlow.^, A lew months after- 
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wards, Entats and his friend Taele were snrprised bj a leqpard, while hunting rock 
rabbits ; they attacked the animal without hesitation, and wonnded it, iiritatiiig 
it to such a degree that it sprang upon Taele, brought him to the ground, and wis 
about to tear him in pieces, when Entuta delivered his friend bj laying the ferodous 
beast dead at his feet with a blow of his club. The skin of the leopard bdonged to 
the victor, but on this occasion he manifested a most laudable generosity. Having 
conducted Taele in safety to his parents, he brought the precious trophy, and, spread- 
ing it out before his companion, he said, ' Take it, it is yours, you have run the 
greatest danger/ 


"After several years>f agitation and suffering, the exiled £unily returned to 
Thaba-Bosio, and found there peace and plenty, and,Vhat is of infinitely moie value, 
the words of eternal life. 

". From the first, Entuta paid great attention to the preaching of the Gospel* and 
Ohristian principles were insensibly developed in his heart before it became perceptible 
to those around him. He opened his mind to me a few days after he had heard a 
discourse on those words of Joshua : ' As for me and my house, we will serve the 
Lord.' ' I have felt,' said he to me, ' that I should not be able long to conceal the 
change that God has wrought in me. Jesus Christ must be served openly ; my 
conscience was awakened some months ago, when the Lord said to me, " Entuta, 
how will you escape my wrath P" I tried at first to deceive Him and deceive myself, 
and answered, " I am so young, what harm can I have done P My assagai has never 
pierced a man. I eat the fruit of my own labour." But the B<R>k of God convicted 
me of a lie : it says, " Thou shalt not covet." Then I understood that sin was in 
my soul. It says also : " Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and 
Him only shalt [thou serve." I was convinced that all my life I had only loved 
myself; and as I wept in the bitterness of my soul, Jesus said, " Come to me, thou 
who art weary and heavy laden, and thou shaJt find the rest that thou seekest." O, 
my shepherd, lay the yoke of Christ upon me ; I will bear it publicly.' 

'' He was baptized soon afterwards, and took the name of Manoah, 


" A few years after this he was taken from us by a very n^d illness : he was very 
near his end before we had any idea that he was in danger. From the first he 
evinced entire resignation, and a few days before his death he said to' his brother : 
* Perhaps I shall remain with you, perhi^s I shall depart : may God chooee for me.' 
' Do yon sufier much P' asked Entlaloe. ' Yes, a great deal ; but the Lord sustains 
me. When He took me into His service. He did not promise me that I should be 
free from sufiering.' A friend who was present, remarked that Manoah had been 
famous. for his strength. ^'It is true,' replied the poor invalid, ' that I have been 
vigorous for many years ; but strength is a snare-*the Lord has done weU to take 
from me what I was^roud of.' The next morning, his brother was so struck by the 
progress of the disease, that he fell on hb knees and burst into tears. ' Why do you 
weep P' asked Manoah. ' I see the Lord is about to chasten me, and how can I help 
weeping p' ' Listen to me,' answered the sick man ; ' I do not wish to deedve 
myself. I know that I am in great danger, but let us both be submisnve to the 
will of God ; all that He does is well. Above all, let us never forsake our Saviour.' 
I'he 23rd Psalm was then read : Manoah, after listening to it, said in a low voiee, 
and as if speaking to himself : ' I should like to know if David, when he wrote this 

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Pralm, was in my Bitnation; it is so comforting; the comparison is so beatttifol.' 
Boring the following night he waked his old mother, who was sleeping near him, 
and asked her when she was going to cook the Sunday hread.* ' The day after 
io-morrow, my son— this is the night of the fifth day.' ' On Sunday I shall be no 
longer with you ; the Lord has sent for me.' These words alarmed his family 
extremely. I was sent for, and could not but confirm the judgment of the invalid 
as to his condition. 

" After having administered a restorative, I begged him to tell me all his thoughts 
and feelings. ' Oh!' ezdaimed he, with difficulty, ' my dear pastor, I should have 
moeh to say to you if I could speak. Do you remember the day when I told you 
that, like Joshua, I would serve the Lord P Since then, I have been happy. 
I believe in Jesus Christ, and find in Him pardon for all my sins. He will not 
leave me now that death is near.' During this day, which was Friday, he grew 
weaker and weak^ : every symptom told of a speedy dissolution. I hastened, there* 
fore, the next morning to his bedside, and found him still conscious, though he spoke 
with difficulty. On seeing me, he repeated twice in broken accents, ' I am happy in 
Jesus !' Soon after, he said to his brother, who was supporting him in his arms, 
* £m oUela — I am going to sleep.' 

** Entlaloe laid him on his bed of skins, closed his eyes, and all the bystanders 
withdrew sobbing. 

^ I could not so soon leave the remains of the first Mosuto Christian that I had 
■een die. I was absorbed in the thought of the change that one short moment had 
wrought for this happy being. A hut of reeds was the only dwelUng that Manoah 
had ever possessed ; a few deer skins, the most valuable garments he had ever worn ; 
his flocks, the only riches he knew. I remembered that, quite lately, in trying to 
depict to him the bliss and glory of heaven, I regretted that he could have but a 
very imperfect idea, even of the earthly objects to which the Holy Spirit has^ 
compared the blessings to come. But one moment had sufficed to transport him 
into the midst of ineffable splendours, of which the golden harp of the seraphim, the 
sea of crystal, the gates of pearl, are doubtless very imperfect images. Oh, mighty 
power of £uth, by whose aid Manoah took hold of the promise of endless happiness, 
though he understood so little of its nature I But what do I say P He had com- 
prehended thb happiness, for with hun it consisted entirely in living near to GU)d. 
What need had he of allegorioal descriptions P It was enough for Manoah to see 
his Saviour, to worship and serve Him, and throughout all eternity to tell Him how 
much he loved Him ; and it is enough for all the redeemed of Jesus Christ." 


YxmT interesting services took place in Mission Chapel, New Amsterdam, on 
March 9th, in connection with the ordination of Mr. Wm. Warder to the office of the 
Christian ministry. At an early hour a large congpregation assembled, and before 
the usual time for public worship, every seat in the capacious building was occupied. 
The services of the day were commenced by the Rev. Alex. Jansen, after which a 

* In our SUtkma, the oonTerted Btiutot hftd sponUneoiiilj adopted the cnitom of preparing on 
Satnrdey their food for Sander, in order to be more »t leimire on the Lord's de/. ; 

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pofrarfol and deeply interesting sermon was preached by the Rev. E. A. Wallbridgv, 
from Demerara, fWim the words—" The ministry of reeonciliatum/' in which he ably 
illnstrated the anIluHdty, the object^ and the spirit of the OhriBtian mixnstry. At 
2 o'clock, a still more unmerone congregation assembled) and additional aceatnmo^ 
dation ha;7ing been afiBorded, tiie service was oommenced by the Bev. Geo. PeMi^ 
grew, after which the Bev. J. Dalgliesfa pnt certain questions to Mr. Warder i^dattng 
to his conversion to God, his call to the Missionary work, his views of the lead* 
ing doctrines of Christianity, and the manner in which he intended to proeeente 
his labours. Mr. Warder's answers were most interesting and dee^y affecting'* 
The Bev. Jabez Marratt, an excellent Wesleyan brother, offered np an appropriate 
and impressive ordinatbn prayer, after which the Bev. E. A. Wallbridge ddivered a 
most excellent diarge from the words " Be thon a faithful minister of Jesos Christ." 
The Bev. B« Bicards then addressed, in a most interesting manner, the assembled 
congregation on their duties to their minister ; after which the solqpm and deeply 
interesting services of the afternoon were brought to a close by the Bev. Jamea 
Boome engaging in devotkmal exercises and pronouncing the benediction. 

A large congregation again assembled in tiie evening, when the service was com* 
menced by the Bev. J. Foreman, after which the Bev. J. Marratt preadied an 
admirable sermon from the words " Which thiugs the angels desire to look inte." 

The solemn services, which will not soon be forgotten, were brought ta a dese by 
a most animating Missionary meeting on the Monday evening. Mr. Wander pro- 
ceeds to his sphere of labour at Lonsdale with the best wishes of all his Brethraa 
for his happmess and prosperity, and indeed of ail in this place who wait for the 
coming of Messiah's kingdom^ 

It i» with deep regret we have to announce the removal by death of thig 
excellent and devoted Miaaionary. After nearly twonty yeara of aerviee 
in Polynesia, Mr. Chiskolm found it necessaiy to seek a dianga for the 
benefit of his health, and aocordingly, in the spring of 1860, accompanied 
by his family, he embarked at Baiatea for Sydney, and thence proceeded 
to England, where lie arrived in the following month of October. Mr. C. 
brought with him to this country the Tahitian Scriptures, revised by the 
Missionaries, with a view to the printing of a new edition, under the 
auspices of the Bible Society, and he has been since chiefly engaged in 
carrying the same through the presa* Though suffering from a crease 
of the heart, our lamented Brother was occupied in this labour of love 
until within a few days of his decease, which occurred on the 29fch of May, 
at Oswestry, in the midst of his sorrowing family. 

Mr. Chisholm, on leaving England in 1842 for the Missionary field, 
was in the first instance stationed on the Samoan group. In 1847 
he removed, at the request of the Directors, to Tahiti, but in conse- 
quence of the restrictions imposed by the French Protectorate upon tha 
Protestant Mission in that island, he removed in September, 1852, to 
Haiatea, where he continued to labour, amidst not a few discourago* 

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ments, with exemplary zeal and fidelity, until his return to England, as 
before mentioned. Our [departed Brother has left a widow and seyen 
children to mourn their irreparable loss. 


The thanks of the Directors are respectfully 
presented to the following, viz.— 

For Madagascar— To the Rev. G. Robbina and 
Church, Slough, For a Ck)inmiinion Benrice ; 
To Messrs. R. Y. Tidman & Co.» London, 
For a Communion Serrice; To 8. A. P. Bucks, 
Fora Paroel of Books ; To the Rer. T. Binn^ 
and the Deacons of Weigh Hoose Chapel, 
For a valuable supply of Tune Books ; To 
Dr. W. Marten Cooke, For a supply of Tune 

For Rev. R. Moffat, Kumrnan— To Mrs. Trena* 
man and Friends, Union Chapel, Brixton 
Hill, For a case of Clothing and Useful 

For Hope— To 

F id Salford, 

F £7. 

For 1 -To Miss 

H For a Box 


For . klexander, 

For I To Mr. P. 

C rapery. 

For - To Mrs. 

B f Clothing 


For I To Ladies 

ol :ing Asso- 

ci pparel and 

Usenii Arucies. 

For Rev M. A. Sherring, Mirsapore— To the 
Buiyan Meeting Working Party, Bedford, 
For a Box of useftal and fancy articles, 

For Rev. S. Matter, Pareycbaley— To the Mis- 
sionary Workiag Associatloa, Soirey Chapel, 
For a Parcel of Clothing, &c. ; To Friends 
at Prinoea Street Chapel, Norwich, For a 
Parcel of Clothing for Support of Native 

For Rev. J. Macartney, BeUary— To Mrs. Wills, 
Bristol. For a Box of Wearing Apparel, &c., 
value £33. 

For Mrs. Coles, BeUary— To the Carr's Lane 
Missionary Working Society, Birmingham, 
For a Case of Useful Articles. 

For Rev. B. Rice, Bangalore— To the Mission ary 
Working Society, Staines, per Mrs. MorfoM, 
For a Box of Clothing and useM Articles. 

For Rev. J. P. Ashton, Madras— To Mrs. Craven 
and Friends at Birkenhead, For a Box of 
Useftil Articles. 

For Rev. A. Corbold, Madras, To the Ladles' 
Working Association, Kingsland ChapeL 
for a Case of Uaefhl Articles. " 

For Mrs. Lewis, Santhapooram— To the Ladletf 
Working Association, Kingsland ChapeL 
For a Parcel of Clothfaig. 

For Rev. J. Sewell, Bangalore— To Miss Tapley* 
For a Box of Clothing and UsefUl Articles. 

For Coimbatoor— To the Misses Hope, Wexford, 
For a Box of Clothing. 

For Rev. J. Duthie, NagercoU— To Friends at 
Kingsbridge, per Miss Hawkes, For a Box 
of Clothing, &o. 

For Rev. W. W. Gill, Mangaia-To the Giria* 
Missionary Working Party, Mlddleton Road 
Chapel, Dalston, For a Parcel of Clothing. 

For Rev. T. Powell, Tntoila— To the Stepney 
Meeting Working Association and Juvenile 
Association, For a Box of Useftd Articles. 

For Rev. J. Jones, Mare— To the City Road 
Juvenile Society, per Mr. F. H. Booke. For 
a Paroel of Clothing, ate. 

For Samoan Mission Seminary— To J. Wemyii, 
Esq., Newburgh, For a Parcel of Diagrama, 
value £5 14s. 

For Rev. S. M. Creagh, Nengone— To Friends 
at Bristol, per Rev. S. Hebditeh, For n 
valuable Supply of Paint, Oil, TurpenthM, 
and Glass. 

To Mrs. Smith, late of Sheemess, For a Paroel 
of Clothing. 

To Mr. Bhoobridge; To Miss Cooper end Mr. 
Burlingham. Lynn; To Mrs. Caatarton, 
Dalston; To Mrs. W.Scmtt on ,|un^ Poplar; 
To Mis. Sanders, Clapham ; To Miss Cntta 
Woodford ; To Mrs. Adkins, Northampton ; 
To A. Ti^lor, Ecq., Folkestone ; To M. T. t 
To Senex ; To a Country Grocer and to 
Miss Hadland, Clapham ; For Volumes and 
Numbers of the Evangelical and other 
Magaaines, &c., &c. 

The Rev. Dr. Turner gratefuUv acknowledgaa 
the receipt of Ten Ponnds from John Hen- 
derson, £sq.. Park, Glasgow, and Ona 
Pound from Mrs. Anderson, Harrow Road, 
W., for the purchase of Maps, Diagrams, 
Ice., fbr the Native Teachers' Listitnuon at 
Malua, Samoa. 


Rev. James Kennedy, wife and ehild, from Benares, per ** St. Lawrence/' 
April 17th. 

Bev. E. A. Wallbridg^e, wife and fiimily, from George Town, Demerara, per 
** George Rainie," May aotb. 

Rev. George Pettigrew, from Albion Chapel, Berbice, May 25ih. 


Dr. Henderspn, accompanied by Mrs* H., embarked at Glasgow, on his retam to 
Shaoghaei April 29th, 

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Islington Chapel 

13 10 

Matf, 1862. 

Islington, Union Chapel . 

70 9 


Weigh House Chapel 
Qnildford Street Welsh Chapel 
Surrey Chapel 
Tahemftde .... 

17 8 

2 14 

67 10 

30 17 



Islington, Ofibrd Road Chapel . 
Islington, Bamsbury Chapel . 
Islington, Church Road Chapel 
Jamaica Row Chapel 

13 13 


2 3 

8 8 


Exeter Hall .... 
Poultry Chapel ... 

91 2 

8 16 


Kennington, Carlisle Chapel . 
Kensin^n .... 
Kentish Town 

6 14 
43 11 
26 4 



Kingsland .... 

36 2 


Craven HiU Chapel 

14. 8 


Kingston .... 

9 18 


Stepney Meeting . 

7 4 

Lewisham, Union Chapel 
Lewisharo, High Road 


Craven Chapel 

9 1 

21 14 


Falcon Square Chapel 



Maberley Chapel . 

6 18 


Union Chapel, Idmgton . 

13 8 


Mnrlboroagh Chapel 
Mile End New Town 

13 9 


Eingsland Chapel . 

8 2 


Hanover Chapd. Peckham 

14 10 


Mile End Road Chapel . 

7 15 

Trevor Chapel, Brompton 

6 8 


Mile End, Latimer Chapel 

6 6 


Greenwich Road Chapel . 

7 10 


Mill Hill . . . . 

4 11 


Ecdeaton Chapel . 

Park Chapel, Camden Town . 

8 12 


Neckinger Road Chapel . 



New College Chapel 

25 17 

New Tabernacle 

8 14 


New Court Chapel . 

4 11 


Norwood .... 

18 13 


Collections, 12rH Mat. 

Orange Street Chapel 

8 2 


Abney Chapel 

16 4 


Paddington Chapel . 

28 9 


Albany Chapel, Regents Park . 


Park Chapel, Camden Town . 

38 16 11 

Albany Road Chapel 

6 10 

Peckham, Hanover Chapel 

19 7 


Barbican Chapel . 

4 7 


Peckham Rye Chapel 

9 13 


Bayswater, Craven Hill Chapel 


Plaistow .... 

12 2 


Bedford Chapel 


Poplar, Trinity Chapel . 

36 5 


Bethnitl Green 

15 8 


Poultry Chapel 

147 16 


Bethnal Green, Park Chapel . 



2 6 

Bishopsgate Chapel 
Blackheath .... 






Richmond .... 


Brighton, Union Street . 



Robert Street Chapel 

10 13 


Camberwell New Road . 

6 6 

Romford .... 

5 10 

City Road Chi\pel . 

23 15 


Southgate Road Chapel . 

11 3 



1 4 



78 8 

St. Mary Cray 

12 18 


Clapton, Pembury Chapel 


Stepney .... 

21 17 

Claremont Chapel . 

22 8 


St. John's Wood Chapel . 

12 4 


Craven Chapel 


Sutherland Chapel . 

9 9 

Deptford .... 

6 10 


7 16 


Ebenezer Chapel, Shadwell 

3 15 


Sydenham .... 

15 13 


Eccleston Chapel . 



Tabernacle .... 

20 18 



7 18 


Tonbridge Chapel . 

10 6 



36 12 






16 17 


Tottenham .... 

16 10 

Esher Street Chapel 

6 2 

Tottenham Court Road . 

11 6 

Falcon Square Chapel . 

19 9 


Totteridge .... 
Unkm Chapel, Brixton Hill . 



Einchley .... 

6 5 


16 6 


Finsbury Chapel 

18 6 

Union Chapel, Horselydown 

7 3 


Forest Gate .... 

6 8 



19 13 


Greenwich Road Chapel . 

9 8 


Walworth, York Street . 

32 2 


Hackney, St. Thomas's Square . 



Wardour Chapel 

6 12 


Hackney, Old Gravel Pitts . 

49 4 


Wandsworth .... 


Hare Court Chapel, Canonbury 

60 8 


Weigh House Chapel 

33 15 


Harley Street Chapel 

11 14 


Well Street Chapel 

6 5 


Haverstock Chapel . 

14 11 


West Brompton 

1 8 



15 17 10 1 

Westminster Chapel 

50 10 

Highgate .... 

17 9 


Whitefleld Chapel . 

3 10 

Holloway .... 

23 8 

Woolwich, Rectory Place ChM>el 


Horbury Chapel 

15 10 

Wydifle Chapel . 



HoiLton Academy Chap^ 


York Road V3»^vj^ 

24 12 


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The friends of the Society will rejoice to learn from the following com- 
mnnications of the Bev. William Ellis that he reached Madagabcab 
on the 22Qd of May last. It is probable that he started for the capital 
before the end of that month. The distance of AyTANAKABivo from 
Tamataye is something less than 230 miles ; but such are the diflSculties 
of travelling, that the journey usually occupies ten or twelve days, and it 
is not therefore likely that we shall be able to receive tidings of his arrival 
during the present month. We cannot, however, entertain a doubt that 
his reception, both by the Xing and by the people, will be most cordial, 
and that his presence in the capital will be of the greatest advantage, 
both to the social and religious interests of the community. One of the 
most important facta connected with the maintenance of peace and 
religious freedom, as well as the stability of the present Government, is 
the death of Ramboabalaha, as there was much reason, from the ambi- 
tious spirit of that heathen prince, to fear that plots and conspiracies 
would be formed against the life of the King. Our friend refers to many 
evils connected with the unrestricted system of commerce sanctioned by 
the present King ; but there is ground to hope that, when these evils are 
fully known at the capital, measures will be adopted for their correction. 

Mr. Ellis was naturally very solicitous that our Missionary Brethren 
who sailed for Madagascar in April last, might reach the capital by the 
day of the King's coronation, August 28rd ; but, unless the vessel in which 
they sail is favoured with a passage unusually quick, that hope cannot be 

Mr. Ellis, writing from the Mauritius just before his embarkation for 
Madagascar, says : — 

" I am encouraged by the latest acoonntt from Madagascar in everything except- 
ing the progress of the.Catholics at Tamatave ; and, although their coarse of pro- 
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in staying throngh the whole fever season, and persevering nnder great discourage- 
ment. I sometimes think one of our Missionaries had better labour at Tamatave, 
but I shall know more when I arrive and see for myself. 


'* There is a great increase in the trade of Madagascar, and adventnrera of al^ 
descriptions flock thither in great numbers, and the ordeals through which the 
people will have to pass are approaching rapidly. As a proof of this, I may mention 
that, in addition to all the arrack or ardent spirits, and a sort of stupefying beer 
made in the country, more than 60,000 gallons of rum are reported in the papers 
last week as having been shipped for Madagascar. The ill-advised measure of the 
King in taking off all duties, with a view of encouraging free trade, favours this 
inundation of evil, as the traders here are filling the country with their goods, lest 
duties should be again levied, and their profits lessened. This makes me anxious 
that the recommendation of the governor here to the home Oovemment, that a good, 
upright, and intelligent man should be sent out, should be complied with. It also 
makes me anxious for his speedy arrival. If a good man comes be mty save tlie 
country ; one of an opposite character will only hasten its ruin, or rather the ruia 
of the natives. However, I may find things better than I expect in reference to th^ 
secnlar prospects of the people. 


*' I have made arrangements which I hope will prove satisfactory, for the arrival 
and accommodation of the Missionaries when they reach Mauritius, and for their 
Yoyage and journey to the capital. David Johns will wait for them at Taraa- 
tave, and then accompany them on their way, as he will be able to spare them all 
anxiety about bearers and accommodation, &c. 

" You will be glad to learn that, during the last week or more, when the natives 
have thronged around me, I have been able to understand their conversation when 
t&lking among themselves, and to speak to thsm with considerable ease in their 
native language. 

'' Much interest is felt in our Mission. I believe I have been the means of 
preventing some mischief, and assisting in promoting much that will be for the 
spiritual good of the people." 

Mr. Ellis arrived at Madagascar towards the end of May, and on the 
24th of that month wrote from Tamatave as follows : — 


''I find an amozing change in Tamatave itself; a great increase of foreigners, 
some Tery bad characters, many of my old friends dead, Sec. But all whom I have 
come in contact with show me great respect. As soon as our ship was at anchor, 
ofiScers came on board to say that the king's house was prepared for me, also that I 
should attend a meeting of the Christians to tender Qod thanks for my safe arrival. 
About five o'clock I stepped on the beach, where a large crowd of natives were 
waiting. An officer of the palace, whom his Majesty had sent to meet me with a 
native chief, then advanced, and, after shaking hands, for I had known him belbre, 
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tlie eapiM. T» tim I repfied In tlie nattre hmgnagre, and was Umb sahited 
by the people with the wish that I iiii>ht hare fcrcmr. The chief then presented 
a letter from the King as his credentials. This letter infomed me of 
his appointment, and of the King's desire to see ne. The seeretary added 
Ids own pleasure at the prospect of ray arrind in the capital, and informed 
me that Btmbosalama, the king's rival, had died on the 21st of April, six days 
•fler the date of his previons letter. While I waiB reading the letters, the other 
oflBcer commenced a speedi in (kvonr of Radoma, to which one of the Horah officers, 
who had returned with me from Manritios, replied. The moltitnde having in the 

meantime dosed around us, with R , the chief, wearing the pmk sash of an 

officer of the palace, walking on one side, and the officer in hlue uniform on the 
other, followed hy many of the fordgners and people, I was led through the principal 
street to the King's house, where there were crowds of people, Ac. ; a great number 
of .''people had been deaning the rooms and hanging up mats, Ac. As soon as I 
entered, I was formally presented with the house ; but on looking over it I perceived 
there were no beds. Therefore I aceepted the provision intended by his Majesty, 
but deferred taking possession until the next day. More than one oflfered me 
accommodation, but I went with the husband of David John's daughter to a very 
nice house in a neat garden, where 'J had a cordial welcome, a good supper, a nico 
cup of tea, and a comfortable bed. The next morning two officers came to say that, 
as they thought I should be more com£»rtable at the house of ,the Chief Judge, 
apartments were provided for me there. This is the best house iu the place, and I 
was conducted to it by a number of officers. I was then installed in a nice large, 
clean, new pavilion, with a trustworthy servant. Presents of eggs, fowls, ducks, 
and geese came in abundance, and in the evening a fine fat ox, from the 
Commandant at Tamatave. At seven we sat down to dinner at the Ctiief Judge's 
ti^le, where soi^i, fish, beautiful mullet, curry, and roaet Meat, fimiished the 



'* Just as we were finishing, an officer entered the room in haste to say that the 
Commandant was frightfully burned by an explosion of gunpowder in his house, 
and was on his way to have his wounds dressed by me. In a minute or two after- 
wards his palanquin was brought into my pavilion and put down on thd floor, where 
the chief lay trembling with pain, his face expressive of the g^atest agony. A 
large tin cylinder filled with powder, and left by his predecessor, had exploded and 
produced the mischief that extended over his face, arms, and legs. His wife and 
attendants crowded around while I examined his wounds, whiek I hoped would not 
prove dangerous. Requesting that all excepting his wife and two or three 
attendants would withdraw, I began to wash and dress the wounds, one of the 
attendants pulling cotton wool out of our mattresses to wrap round his limbs. When 
I had finished he expressed great satisfaction. He was then carried back to his 
own house, all the party loading me with thanks, and saying they did not know 
what they should have done if it had happened a week ago. 


^" The next day I was busily engaged in getting all my packages on shore, and, 
though greatly fatigued, had to pay more than one visit to my patient, whose 

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feverish sTmptoms alarmed hie friends. As I walked to my house from the last of 
these, late in the evening, the fireflies were flitting abont amongst the dark foliage 
almost edging the leaves of the mangoe and other trees. 

'* Our meeting for thanksgiving on account of my arrival took place in the Ebg's 
house yesterday afternoon. A goodly number were present; Their prayers were 
i^^propriate^ earnest, and simple, their singing earnest and apparently sincere, the 
reading of the Scriptures very impressive, and the comments plain and pointed. It 
was Matt v., as illustrative of blessing following suffering. I then stood up and 
addressed a few words .to them in Malagasy. The leader of the meeting then 
requested ihat I would pray. I declined, on the ground of insufficient knowledge 
of the language. He then said, " Pray in English ; the people will like to hear it, 
find some will understand." I did so, interspersing Malagasy sentences, and closing 
with the Lord's Prayer in that language. Many seemed deeply moved, and numbers 
walked home with me. You cannot imagine the sensation my arrival has occasioned, 
«nd the satisfiustion I derive from all I see and all I hear about the Christians. 

" The governor has returned from the country to-night, having been sent for on 
my arrivals 

" Sunday, 25th. — I have attended and spoken in Malagasy at one service. I am 
to preach in English to the foreigners, and shall then attend native service again at 



Wb have received the following Tery interesting and encouraging letter 
from the Bbt. Josbph Edkins. The natives of this populous city manifest 
an interest in the Gospel the most gratifying, and although our friend 
only commenced the Mission in the month of May, 1861, God has already 
rewarded his labours in the conversion of several of the people. A Christian 
Church has been formed, and some of the converts appear likely, after a 
suitable course of training, to become Native Pastors and Preachers 
among their countrymen. Mr. Edkins had made a visit to Peeiko, the 
capital, and we cherish the hope that before the close of the year he may 
have freedom to preach the Gospel to its inhabitants. 

" Tien-Uin, April 7th, 1862. 
" Mt dbjlb Db. Tidman,— You will be pleased to hear that our prospects here 
continue to be fair, and that we have signs of the continued blessing of Gt)d. 

bjlptism of two convbbts. 

" Yesterday, the first Sabbath in April, I had the pleasure of receiving two 
candidates for^Ohurch-fellowship into the Christian Church by baptism. Ten in all 
have now been admitted during the period that has elapsed from the commencement 
of last autumn, and four or five more are waiting for further instruction and mqniry 
in the hope of being then received. 

" The older of the two received yesterday, has been a schoolmaster, but is 
now elderly and is supported at home by his sons. He has been an assiduous 

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aiiendant at ChriBtian worsliip for four or five months, woA hat ettained a good 
knowledge of Cbrlstiaoify. The younger man, only eighteen years of age, is the 
0on of a conyert baptised at the commencement of the year. The father was 
employed by me in translation and the. editing of tracts for six months before 
resolving to ask for baptism. The son, with the qnick feelings natural to youth, 
after a month's acquaintance with the Gospel, asked his parent if he might not 
embrace it and be baptized. His father told him in reply, that he himself had 
thoughts of requesting to be admitted to the public profession of Christianity, and 
that it would be more becoming for him to wait. Accordingly, in deference to his 
father's prudence, he postponed his application, and has since that time acquired an 
extensive acquaintance with the truth. 


" The second pmnt to which I shall refer is the opening of a Preaching Room in 
an exeellent situation. In choosing a chapel site in China, the first object is to 
have it in a thronged thoroughfare, so that a large number may be readily brought 
to hear the blessed invitations of the Gospel. After some months of inefiectual 
searching, a shop at the East Gate was ofiered. I have now had it open a fortnight 
and find that its location is admirable. It is usually filled in a quarter of an hour 
after the doors are opened. There ore seats for 120, and there is standing-room for 
eighty more. The rent is moderate. Having this place to i»reaoh in every after* 
noon, and having also one or two natives who can assist in maintaining the services,. 
I feel that a step has been taken in advance, and trust that the Word of God wXk 
grow and be glorified in the spread of the knowledge of Jesus, and the conversion of 
those hitherto involved in heathen superstition. A few books on the table, and some 
written scrolls on the walls, containing the Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, a 
formula of the Trinity, and a summary of Christian doctrine, explain the object to 
which the room is devoted. It still remains to find a site to purchase for building 
a chapel. Pending this, the present room, which cannot at present be bought, will 
be of great use. 

" Last night, a Prayer Meeting for the Church-members was commenced, in a room 
which serves as a vestry. Every Sunday evening prayers will ascend here, for a 
blessing on the services held in the chapel. Thus we wish to express our trust in 
God. Five of the converts took part either by prayers or by short addresses. 


" I proceed to a matter of great importance. The training of Preachers has 
always been encouraged by the Directors in their Missions, and it is an essential 
element in our work, which no intelligent supporter of Missionary operations can 
fail to approve. We are here placed in a province registered by the Chinese 
as having a population of 38,000,000, which is nearly the same as that of 
France, and with an area of 69,000 square miles. To say nothing of Shantung, 
Shansi, Mongolia, and Manchuria, each of which extensive regions can be reached 
from this place by our slow conveyances after a week's travelling, the province 
itself, with its noble capital, calls for the most devoted and persevering attention. 
To meet this call of Providence, it is necessary to train Native Pastors and Preachers. 
I have made a commencement with two of the converts, and have my eye on a third. 
In addition to the hospital in Peking, we must also have a college there as soon as 
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whom I \uLve afareftdy eaoourag«d on aoeoint of their seal, and their apparent posses- 
ston of soitaUe nutoral gifts, to give tbenselres to the work of preaching, will be a 
nuclevB of an lustitntion, whi^ shonld as soon as possible be established in Peking. 
The Ca^olio Missionaries have one or two training Inetitntions in each province, 
l^ow, they have begm a&esh in Peking. I saw their students and boy pnpib 
lately, in their classes in the imperial city. They were studying Latin and Mancha, 
in addition to Theology, and the ordinary C^tinese education. } 

nsiT TO TXKIVa. 

''This brings me to the snbjest of Peking itself, as onr nMimate einef centre of 
opierations. In a late visit of a fortnight spent deHghtfoSy witii Dr. Lockhart, I 
had the opportanity of remarking the extent of his labowns among the sick. The 
kospital, as you know, is crowded with applicants to the number of seversl hundreds 
daily. In addition to Chinese and Hanchus, he has had not a few Ooreans and 
Mongolians amonfg his patients, l^ow, perhups he has Tibetiaas also, for thmr 
embassy bad just arrived befiMre I left the capital. All the Tartar nations meet in 
J?ieking, and perhaps our Mongolian Mission, carried on formeriy by oar honoured 
brethren Swan and Siallybrass, may yet have a continuation, after the interval that 
has el^sed. K so, then the work of the Nestonan Missionaries, conducted many 
ceataries ago, will also be resumed, for their theology was much more Scripinril 
than that of Borne. Excluded from Tartary by the St. Petersburg route, we 
regain actesa to it through Pddng. 

" That city, acc(»rding to present i^pearances, will soon be thrown freely open to 
our work. In its streets, traversed by a busy and lively population, with a 
metropolitan quickness and a good-natured disposition, the voice of the preacher of 
Christ's (xospel must be heard. A^qiearances are now peaceful. A political reaction 
highly favourable to iiie extension of foreign ideas has taken place. The Govem- 
ment looks to foreign Powers as its friends. There is now a newly developed 
tendency to think well of U8, or at least to keep on terms of close amity with ua. 
This will for the time work in our favour, and if the Tartar troops sent down to the 
South, succeed in preventing an irruption of the Shantung banditti into this province, 
we shall have, for some time, a state of prosperity among the people which will be 
very favourable to our ol|jects» 

" Throughout the past winter and autumn, our Methodist New Connexion Brethren, 
or myself, have been actively engaged in travelling to the other cities of this 
province and the adjoining territory of Shansi. Tai yuen fu, the capital of that 
province, is a city of vast size, and has a population much larger than that of 
Tien-tsiij. But, for the present, we feel assured that Peking and Tien-tsin, are by 
far the most suitable localities for our] permanent Missionary efforts in the north 
of China. 


" April 14tb. Before conduding this brief record of the actual state of the Mission, 
I rejdee to be able to announce that the Bev. Jonathan Lees, with Mrs. Lees, arrived 
here safely on Friday morning last, April 11th, by the ' Vulcan,' a British troop 
ship. To-day our dear young Brother commences his Chinese studies. I cannot 
but seize this opportunity of expressing my thanks to t^e Directors for this season- 
able rciBforcemeat, and for the intimation which I see^in the Magazine, of their 

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voa AXJQVwr, 1802* iSS 

latetioii to Mad ottt, at la eftrly date, two more MiosioBariofl, for Pekiiig: and 

" We have now arrived at last at that spot m Heatkeadom, where many of the 
most celebrated Jesuit Miseionariee made thenselveo world-finnous daring a lonf^ 
period. It was here that they may be said to hare eoaeentrated their strength. 
Let as adopt their motto, in a truer sense and a doser consistency, than they proved 
tbeoMelves able to employ it, and labonr ad ma^orem Dei ghriam. 

" I remain, 

** Yovrs very truly, 
(Signed) ** Jobbph Edkiits," 



Wjs hare great pleasure in presenting the following extracts from the 
journal of a young Missionary, relating the facts conneeted with his Jlnt 
Missionary tour in India. It will be seen that while the people generally 
are ready to give an attentive hearing to the Gospel message, yet that 
the visits of Missionaries are so rare, that it can scarcely be expected that 
any permanent or extensive impression has yet been made in favour of 
Christianity. The country traversed by our young friend, and the 
multitudes of the untaught people that came under his observation, 
remind us how great is the harvest and how few the labourers, and should 
stimulate both the efforts and the prayers of Christians at home on behalf 
of the benighted* and perishing myriads of Bengal, and the other provinces 
of India no less extensive and populous. 

" Wednesday, January 22nd. We left the tent yesterday morning and came in 
to Berhampore. Thus has ended my first Missionary tour, and I o&n now state 
what are the impressions produced by what I have seen and heard in the coarse of 
the journey. 


*' First, I have been much struck with the willmgness of the people to hear the 
(Sospel, and this seems generally to have borne some proportion to their poverty and 
want« This was most manifest while we were south and south-east of Berhampore. 
There the people were poor, their losses by the late heavy rains have been very great, 
and their suffering has been increased by the exactions of the landlords, who, to 
make up their own losses^ have wrung the last pice out of their poor tenants. We 
found the people smarting under their losses and wrongs, and not a few of them 
were ready to ascribe their suffsrings to their sins. ' We have forsaken God,' said 
one man, ' and thwefore we are unhappy.' lu many cases there was a spirit of 
inqniry that was very gratifying, and many of the questions we were asked were 
each as seemed to indicate that the questioners had thoaght much about the religion 
of Christ. Of course there was a large amount of thoughtless ignorance displayed. 
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or pretended to Have heard, that by becoming Christians they would be exempted 
from taxes ; and many asked, ' Why is it that when people embrace Christianity 
they do not become white like the Sahibs P' We were told to work miracles if we 
wanted to make converts, and now and then the Native depravity of the hnman 
heart disclosed itself in objections to Christianity, on account of its morality. Not* 
withstanding all this, the attention paid to the addresses, the desire to obtain 
books, the spirit of thoughtful inquiry, and the almost uniform civility, were in a 
very high degree encouraging. There were less of these pleasing features as we 
went northward and approached Jeag^nge,-and Moorshedabad. Here there was 
more generally a spirit of careless indifference ; but even here were not wanting a 
few, who listened gladly to what was said. 


" Then, again, I have been struck with the strong obstacle which caste presents 
to the reception of the Grospel. Numbers of people tell us that they see the supe- 
riority of Christianity, and would gladly embrace it, but they fear the result of 
losing caste. It is, indeed, a fearful ordeal, one that requires the highest d^^ee of 
moral courage to face, and that is a quality to which the Bengalee is almost an 
entire stranger. All this must be seen to be felt. I do not think that any one not 
in the country can understand what caste is. I by no means think that I know all 
about it, but I do know more than I did, having seen something of what before J. 
had only heard and read. I well remember one poor man with whom we met. His 
careworn face seemed to light up with pleasure as he heard of the God of the Bible, 
and the provision which in the Gospel he has made for man. The man approved it 
all. I thought he was beginning to feel that here was something of which he had 
long been in search. But a look of unutterable wretchedness returned to his face, 
as with a deep-drawn sigh he replied, ' Oh, what can we do P there is the fear of the 
Brahmins.' Nor was this a solitary instance. From men of all grades we have 
heard the same confession, and often has the heaving of a sigh testified to the in- 
sufficiency of Hindooism to meet the spiritual wants of men. Nor is it amongst 
the poor and uneducated alone that we find this dread of losing caste. We certainly 
shall look in vain to the upper classes for examples of a more enlightened policy. 
Of this, the case of Mohipntram Rupram, as it is told in the ' Friend of India,' is a 
confirmation: — ' Mohiputram Rupram, the Deputy Educational Inspector of Bombay, 
who recently visited England, though a Brahmin, after long holding out against 
the persecution of his fellows, has at length humiliated himself to apply for readmis- 
sion to caste. Amid other disgraceful acts of penance, he swallowed a disgusting 
pill, composed of the fine products of the cow. Worse still, the leading men of the 
caste, thinking that a man of so little decision of character and self-respect would 
be no great credit to them, resolved that, as the Shasters enjoin repentance as well 
as atonement in such a case, and as the professing penitent stQl continued to pride 
himself on his travels, he could not be restored.' 

" On reading this last sentence, one can hardly refrain firom saying, * Serve him 
right ;* and yet the case affords evidence almost appalling, of the strong hold which 
caste has upon the native mind. Seeing how this man, than whom we might expect 
to find few more enlightened or more liberal, bends to popular prejudice, can we 
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" Another thing whicli struck me was the notion which the people entertain of a 
coming change. ' We shall all be Christians soon/ was an expression heard in 
many places, and there seems to be an expectation, perhaps a hope, of an entire 
revolation in the religion of the country. It may be that this is only idle talk, per- 
haps the^remiuns of some tradition which has long been [^floating about, and it may 
be wholly ineffectual to induce a reception of Christianity : but such is the feeling ; 
and we have heard many say, ' What is the use of embracing'.Christianity now, when 
it will certainly bring so much trouble P Let us wait ; by and by all will be 
Christians, and then it will be easier.' At one place a Brahmin, after [stoutly con- 
tending for some time against Christianity, said sullenly, * The worship of our gods 
is at an end ; ererybody will now embrace this new religion.* 


*' If the conversion of the world is to be accomplished by human instrumentality^ 
it is worth while to ask, what proportion does the effort bear to the work to be 
accomplished P and a few statistics will be interesting. The district of Moorshe- 
dabad, to which my part of the journey was confined, contains a population of 
1,100,000. We were out daily, morning and evening, visiting all the villages within 
four or five miles of the tent. Some of the villages had but one visit, and others 
had as many as eight or ten ; this was of course regulated by the population. In 
this way addresses were delivered in about seventy different places, to an aggregate 
of nearly 5000 people. It remains to be seen what addition will be made to these 
figures by Mr. Bradbury, on his part of the tour ; he will scarcely do more than 
double them, if he does so much ; and what is it all P It must be remembered that 
it is only by such tours as these that the majority of the population can be reached. 
Many of the places we went to had not had a Missionary near them for two, three, 
or more years, and some people said they had never heard anything about Christianity* 
It is not likely that the same places will be visited the ensuing winter, and it is 
very likely that there are villages to which the Mssionary has never been, as the 
route taken' depends upon the existence of roads. So that, even in the most favoured 
parts of the districts, there are thousands of people who have no opportunity of hear- 
ing the Gospel more than once in two or three years. Even supposing it were pos- 
sible for us to preach the Gospel regularly in the whole of this district, there would, 
still remain much to be done. The adjoining' districts are many of them unoccupied 
by Missionaries. Beerbhoon has its Mission Station, and so have Burdwan, and 
Nuddea ; but there is the Sonthal Country, with a population of over 30,000, anck* 
no Missionary ; there is Maldab, with its 311,000, and no Missionary'; and Rajsha- 
hye, with 800,000, and no Missionary. Beyond Bajshahye lie the two districts^of 
Bograh" and Pubnah, with a united population of 112,000, and no Missionary. 
Amongst all these, how many must die without once hearing the glad tidings of 
peace ! and when we remember how many there are in England who hear the Gos- 
pel for years without being affected by it, is it a wonder that poor Hindoos, who 
hear it only once or twice in a lifetime, are slow to embrace it P And can we rea- 
sonably expect large results until the preachers of the Gospel are multiplied a 
hundredfold P Truly ' the harvest is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Fray 
ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may send forth labourers into his 
harvest.* (Signed) ** G. Shbbwsbubt.** 


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OtTR Nathre Miesioiiary Brother laboiiring at this Station, having drawn 
up a narrative of the affecting incidents attending the deatli of the pro- 
mising young Convert, one of the fruits of his ministry, whose baptism was 
recorded in our number for October last, we sa:e induced to give it a place 
in our periodical, in the hope and belief that it will prove interesting and 
instructive to the more juvenile portion of our readers, from the evidence 
it affords that the Saviour whom they love and adore, is alike pveeious to 
i;he young Hindoo Convert, espoctally in that solemn season when the 
tamp of life ffiekars in the socket, and the near new of eternity opens 
before him. 

'' Chicaeole, Ifovemher 4th, 1861. 
'* Mt beak SiBi—I have to inform yon with deep sorrow thai PUhla Venkaia- 
«wainy, who was baptized ia the month of March kit, expired on the morning of 
the 23rd of September. It appears that he had alwsyt been delicste in hsalih firom 
his infancy, his principal complaint being difficulty in breathing. He was pretty 
well for a few months after he was baptized ; but, about the middle of June, his 
congh becoming troublesome, he was placed under medieal treatment, which gave 
him no relief. He had puffiness and nnmbneis in his legs, and was oecasionally 
attacked with fever ; so that he gradually became weaker, till he was utterly unabk 
to walk or stand. At my request. Dr. Keau, the Zillah surgeon, kindly attended on 
him, and gave him cod -liver oil and a mixture, and a few days after he took them 
he was attacked ^with diarrhoea, which brought him very low for about a week. 
After his recovery from it he took the medicines again, and although they did not 
cure him of his disease, they relieved him so much that he was able to attend 
school during the whole month of August, end nearly half of the^month of September; 
then he had a relapse, which made him extremely weak. On consulting the doctor 
again, he gave him Dr. de Jongh's cod-liver oil, and some other medidne, but they 
were of no use. On the 18th September, he complained of piun in the diest^ 
and had a mustard poultice applied. The next day he was advised to go to 
Yizagapatam for a change of air. On the 20th, the doctor examined his chest and 
told me that his heart was aflGscted, and that if he should recover he would never be 
quite welL The next day I was told that his ease was hc^ess and that it would 
not be advisable to send him anywhere. ^ The poor lad suffered much from Friday 
evening till Monday DMming the 23rd ; his sufierings, firom the too frequent beating 
of the heart, being most acute on Sunday night. On Monday morning he did not 
appear to suffer so much, but he became much weaker, and at last fell asleep in 
Jesus at about twenty •five minutes past 8 jlm., having been unconscious for about 
five minutes. 


"Ks death is certainly a loss to the Mission, and especially to the school, but it 
is gain to him. It was evident that he thought much of death and eternity. 
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saliiJed with the «xplaiittioii I gmve hiim of H. It appesra, GaA, before lie was 
taken serioHily ill, ke told o«r Miflskm fchool peon, a heathen, that, as he befiered 
ill tiie Lord Jeeae, be was not draid of dyings, as he had been when he was a heathen. 
As the same peen was itanding near his bed on Saturday the 2ist, I asked 
Yenkataswamy- if he was sorry that he beHeved m the Lord Jesns Christ, and 
ulthongh he was certaialy weak he summoned his strength and said, ' I am glad. 
Had I died among my relatives I shonld hare been sorry.' As for his bodily suffer- 
ings he said that the Lord Jesus suffered mueh in the garden of Gethsemane, and 
that not for His sins but lor our sins, whereas he was suffering for his own ^ns. 
On ancAher oecasion he remarked that ','Ood shall wipe away aH tears from their eyes.* 
The saaie night I read to him at his own home a portion of the 4th chapter and 
the whole of the 5th chapter of 2 Oorintfaians, and prayed with him. The next 
morning Jostah the catechist came to see him, and spoke to him for awhile, and 
offered a sheet prayer with him. After it was orer, Venkataswamy tdd me that 
he was much tired, in oonsequence of his haTiog made an efibrt to fix his mind at 
the time of prayer. In reference to affliction, he began with the words, ' Our light 
affie^OB — ' and being unable to quote the whole Terse, he told me that he was refer- 
ring to the Yerse we were reading the other day. Sunday night he requested me to 
ofiEer a short prayer wifii him, which I gladly did. The next morning, when t said 
to him that he was very ill, and that I did not know what the will of the Lord was 
reganfing him, he smd in Telugn, ' Let the will of the Lord be done.' 


** His faith was simple and strong, and the Lord be blessed that He never suffered 
it to shake, even at the approach of the last enemy. He prepared him to die. The 
portions of the Word of God read at home at the family altar, the sermons he heard 
at the house of God, and the books he read, were all calculated to encourage and 
strengthen him. 

** He loved God and his Bedeemer. He loved those who loved the Lord Jesus. 
He relished spiritual conversation. When I held sweet communion with him I 
sometimes felt as if I was conversing with an experienced Christian. He was a 
prayerful lad. When he was occasionally asked to offer prayer in my family, he 
performed the holy exercise with propriety and eamestnesss. 

" He ardently desired that the world might be filled with the knowledge of the 
true and living God, and of His Son Jesus Christ. In his last letter to dear 
Mr. Hay, of which a copy is left in his papers, he said, ' May God grant that I 
might be able to preach the gospel of our blessed Saviour to my fellow men of this 

" He availed himself of every opportunity of speaking for the Lord. Besides re- 
commending the Saviour to the boys whom he taught in school, he recommended 
Him alio to others. He loved his father, and spoke to him kindly of the truth. A 
few days before he was seriously ill he wrote to his uncle, requesting him to think 
4^ the datms of ChristiaBity. In the reply he received he was mocked at. On the 
15th SeptendMr, after his return from the chi^, I advised Idm to have his legs 
rubbed with liniment by a native Christian, who is rather ignorant. As he was 
busy, he questioned him on what he heard in the chapel, aad finding that be did not 
properly understand it, he explained it to him. On the last Sabbath night when he 
suffered most, he asked the chapel maty, who is a native Christian^ what I preached 
from in the chapel. 

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" I always found him to be trnthfol, honest, stnughtforwavd* and diligent, and 
faithful in the discharge of his duties. He was Tery fond of studying his kaaoiia 
and of making progress. Being naturally quick, he made very good progress in all 
his studies, in the course of the few months he was under my roof. He was greatly 
desirous of studying the Scriptures, both in English and Telugu. He carefullj 
studied the first twenty chapters of the Acts of the Apostles in Telugu. When he 
heard that I was advised to send him for a change of air to Yizag^[«tam, he «as 
rather sorry, and said that if it was necessary he would go, and that he would like 
to finish the Acts of the Apostles before he left. Once I lent him Hodge's Cum* 
mentary on the Epistle to the Bomans, with which he was quite delighted* and 
spoke to me as if he had discoTcred a rich mine of gold* He was very attentive to the 
Word preached in the chapel, and asked me to explain to him what he did not some- 
times understand. On the morning of the 15th September, he was present for 
the last time in the earthly tabernacles of the Lord ; but he was not able to sit 
comfortably on the bench on which he used to sit, so that he was obliged to sit else- 
where. My text was Bomans v. 8. 

" He loved the boys of the school, and was loved by them, and eqtecially by thoae 
whom he taught. He made himself very useful in school. 

• " He had his faults, and mourned over them when they were pointed out, and 
tried to rectify them. Now I believe that the Lord Jesus, who enabled him to love 
and serve Him on earth, has washed him in His blood and has taken him to be with 
Him. ' Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.' 

" May God abundantly sanctify and bless the affliction to me, and those that are 
connected with me in the Mission. 

" In conclusion, I beg you will kindly remember me and my work in your prayers. 

" With our best compliments to you, and the Directors of our Society, 
'* I remain, my dear Sir, yours most obediently, 

*« Bbv. Db. TiDMiir." (Signed) " P. Jagaknxdham. 


No. IL 
Ws inserted in our last number an interesting biography of Sntuta, a 
Native Basuto Coavert, from whose conversion and subsequent character 
our French Protestant Brethren derived much encouragement in their 
arduous hibours. We now insert the notice of a second Convert yet more 
striking than the former. Idbe lived a heathen and a malignant enemy to 
the Gbspel down to old age; but when the Missionaries had almost ceased 
to indulge hope concerning him, his heart was subdued and his mind 
enlightened by the gracious power of the Divine Spirit, and, as it will be 
seen from the following narrative, he became a decided follower of the Lord 
Jesus, and died in the peace and triumph of the GK)spel* 

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" I pass on to the second fact, which made a great impression on me daring my 
ministry. lAhe, an nncle of Moshesh, had witnessed with the greatest displeasure 
the arrival of the Missionaries. ' Why are these strangers not driven away P' said 
he one day to his friend Ehoabane, a pmdent inflnential roan. ' Why shonld they he 
driven away P' said he. ' They do ns no harm ; let ns listen to what they have to 
say — no one ohliges ns to helieve them.' 'That is what Moshesh and you are 
always repeating : yon will find out your mistake when it is too late.* Libe was 
nearly eighty years of age when he spoke in this manner. 

" Was this aged heathen clear-sighted enough to discern the power of the doctrines 
that we preached, or rather, did not his conscience tremble already under the sting 
of Divine truth P 

" However this might ^be, some time after, taking advantage of the peace which 
reigned in the plain, Libe^quitted the arid heights of Thaba-Bosio for the smiling 
valleys of Korokoro, and chose a hill of considerable elevation as the site of his 
Tillage, whence the eye wandered over the imposing chain of the Malutos, and the 
rich table land which separates the Station where I resided from that of Moriah. 
It was not, however, the beauty of the sight which guided him in his choice ; the 
sole desire of the old chief was to procure good pasturesTfor his flocks, and to escape 
from our wearisome preaching. 

'* He soon saw with vexation that we had found our way to his dwelling. How 
could we abandon him — a man on the brink of the tombP Already the deep 
wrinkles which furrowed his whole body, the terrible state of emaciation to which he 
was reduced, his dull and haggard eyes, and other indications still more repulsive, 
of a speedy dissolution, made even his nearest relations avoid him. He was 
generally to be found covered with disgusting rags, squatted near the door of his 
hut, endeavouring to lessen the tedium of solitude by plaiting rushes. 

" One would.have thought that Libe, forsaken by every one, would have received 
with joy the consoling promises of the only religion which can dispel the terrors of 
death. But no ; at the first sound of our voices a smile of hatred and scorn played 
upon his lips* ' Depart !' cned he ; ' I know you not. I will have nothing to do 
with yon or your God. I will not believe in Him until I see Him with my own 
eyes.' ' Would your God be able to transform an old man into a young one P' said he 
one day to my colleague of Moriah. Just at this moment, the rising sun shot his 
rays across the defiles of the Malntis. ' Tes,' answered this servant of Christ ; ' you 
see this sun, which will soon be six thousand years old ; it is as young and beautiful 
to-day, as it was when it shone upon the world for the first time. My God has the 
power to perform what yon ask ; but He will not perform it in your favour, because 
yon have sinned, and every sinner must die.' At the soand of thb last word Libe 
became furious, and, turning, his back on our friend, replied : ' Toung man, impor- 
tune me no more; and if you wish me to listen to you, go and fetch your father 
from beyond the sea — he, perhaps, may be able to instruct me.' 

" The violence of his animosity was especially manifested on the occasion of the 
interment of one of his daughters, at which I was invited to officiate by the husband 
of the deceased, and some other members of the family. The procession had pre- 
ceded me, and I was following slowly towards the grave, praying to the Lord to 
enable me to glorify Him, when I saw Libe rushing towards me with a rapidity 
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in coming, and I trembled at the prospect of being obliged to defend .myself. 
Happily, his sons no sooner saw him appear tban tbey ran to my ^d ; they beg^d 
him respectfully to retire, but he was deaf to th^r entreaties, and a straggle was 
the inevitable consequence. The wretched old man, eKhausttng hinisdf by vain 
efforU^ reduced his children to the grieTons necessity of laying him on the groniMU 
and keeping him in that position daring the whole service. When I passed near him, 
on going away he exerted all his strength to disengage himself, and ended by knock- ' 
ing his head violently against the ground. At length he ceased, bdng quite worm 
oat with fatigue ; and, casting on me a look of which I conUl not have believed any 
man capable, he loaded me with invectives. 


'< After this deplorable incident, we discontinued our visits to Libe, for fear of 
contributing to increase his condemnation ; we inquired, however, from time to time, 
if he was still living, and sent him friendly messages by his neighbonrs. What was 
my surprise one day, on receiving an invitation to go to him ! The messeng^ that 
lie sent was radiant with joy.' Libe, prays,' said he, with emotion ; and begs you to 
go and pray with him. Perceiving on my lips a smile of incredulity, the pious Tsia 
continued his relation as follows : — * Yesterday morning Libe sent for me into his 
hut, and said, " My child, can you pray ? Kneel down by me, and pray Grod to hare 
mercy on tbe greatest of sinners. I am afraid, my child, this God that I have so 
long denied has made me feel His power in my soul. I know now that He exists. 
I have not any doubt of it. Who will deliver me from that fire which never can be 
quenched P I see it ! I see it ! Do you think God will pardon me P I refused to 
go and hear His word while I was still able to walk, ^ow that I am blind, and 
almost deaf, how can I serve Jehovah P" ' Here,' added Tsia, ' libe 8t<q[>ped a 
moment, and then asked, " Have you your book with you P" I answered that I 
had. " Well, open it, and place my finger on the name of God." I did as he 
wished. " It is there, then, cried he, '* the beautiful name of God. Now place my 
finger on that of Jesus, the Saviour." ' Such was the touching recital of this bearer 
of good tidings sent me by Libe, and I soon had the pleasure of assuring myself of 
the reality of this wonderful conversion. For nearly a year my oo- worker at Moriah 
shared with me the happy task of ministering i^ this old man, whom grace had ren- 
dered as docile as a little child. In order to lose none of our instmctions, Libe 
usually took our hands in his, and, patting his ear close to our lips, repeated, one 
after the other, the words that we uttered, b^:ging us to correct him if he made 
any mistake. He was baptized in his own village. This ceremony attracted a 
crowd of people, who were desirous of seeing him who had persecuted ns, and who 
now preached the faith which once he sought to destroy. Foar aged members of 
the Church at Moriah carried the neophyte, who was too feeble to nftove ahme, and 
deposited him on a kind of couch in the midst of tbe assembly. Although we were 
not without anxiety as to the effects that such varied emotions might have upon 
him, we thought it our dnty, trusting in the Lord, to invite him to give an acooont 
of his faith. 

'"I believe,' ^aid he, without hesitation, Mn Jehovah, the true God, who 
created me, and who has preserved me to the present hoar. He has had pity on me, 
who hated Him, and has delivered Jesus to death to save me. Oh, my Master ! Oh, 
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Take me to thyself: let death have nothing of me but these poor bones! Pre- 
serve me from hell and the devil I Oh, myJFa^er, hear Jesus, who is praying to 

Thee for me! Oh, my Lord! Ob, my Father 1 The 

good old man forgot himself so completely in these pious ejaculations, that 
p»y colleagoa of Moriak, who officiated^ was obliged to interrupt him, by putting 
the following qnestioiis: — *J)o ifou ttill place any conJUtence in the sacrificet 
that you have been accuiiomed to make to the spirits of your ancestors?* 
* How can such sacrifices purify P' I believe in them no more : tike blood 
of Jfsus is my only hope/ 'Have you any desire you would like to express 
to yonr family, and to the Basutos (usembled round you V ' Yes ; I desire them 
to make haste to believe and repent. Let them all go to the house of Grod, and 
listen meekly to what is taught there. Moshesh, my son, where art thou?' 
(Here Moshesh covered his eyes with a handkerchief, to hide his emotion.) 'And 
thou, Letsie, my gruidson, where art thou P Attend to my last words. Why do yoa 
resist <}ed P Tour wives are an ol^eotion. These women are your sisters, not your 
wives. Jehovah created but one man and one woman, and united them 
to be one ^h. Oh ! submit yourselves to Jesus. He will save you. Leave 
off war, and love your fellow creatures.' ' Why do you desire baptism f^ — 
'Because Jesus has said, that he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. 
Can I luMw better than what my Master tells meP' It is the custom in 
our StatMBs for the converts, before receiving baptism, to repeat the ancient 
form of renouncement. It had been explained to libe, and he had perfiectly 
understood it ; but it was impossible for him to learn it, or even to repeat 
it afler the officiating minister* This circumstance was turned te our edification, 
inasm«ch as the embarrassment of the convert brought fiurth all the ardour of 
his feelings. ' I renounce the world and its pomp,* said my colleague. ' No,* 
exclaimed Ltbe ; ' I do not renounce it now, for I did so long ago.' * I renounce the 
detfil and all his works.* ' The devil !' interrupted the happy believer ; ' what have 
I to do with himP He has deceived me for many long years. Does he wish 
to lead me to ruin with himself P I leave hell to him ; let him possess it alone.' 
' I renounce the JUsh and its lusts* Another exclamation. ' Are there no joys 
but those of this world 7 Have we not in Jesus pleasures which satisfy us P' 
According to a desire very generally expressed, Libe was sumamed Adam, the 
father of the Basutos. He died one Sunday morning, shortly after his baptism. 
One of his grandsons had just been reading to him some verses from the Gospels. 
' Do you know,' said the young man, ' that to-day is the Lord's day P' * I know 
it/ he replied; 'I am with my God.' A few moments after, he asked that a 
mantle might J be spread over him, as he felt overpowered with sleep; and he 
slept to wake in this world no more." 

Mnu Porto, accompanied by her daughter, and two sons of Rev B. Btoe, of 
Bangalore ; also a son of Mrs. Lechler, of Yercaud, embarked at Gravesend, en 
route to Madras, per,*" Benowii," July lith. 

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„.. 1 4 

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.... Oil I 

.... 8 4 8 

.... 8 8 

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.... 8 10 7 

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.... 1 8 

801 8 

Lets Ezpensee s 18 o 

807 10 8 

Juvenile AssooiRtion. 

W. Capper. Esq. Treat. 

Frooeedi of Boxes 

andCHrdR 10 8 

Ditto, fur:Bduoatton 
In India 10 

Total 818 6 11 

Por uej. 

pi*bikjMi;^Mn« :::::: S i ? 

A Friend, by Mrs. 

R. Young, for 
_fonr Female 

Teacher* at Oud- 


Mr. Berena'8 Mia- 
alonaryBox 10 


For China. 

LowfleldStreet Sun- 
day Sohool 1 

HrTj. 1>. Parka 8 

n. 8». Od. 

Bat Qreenwiek, 
Hlssion Church 
Sunday School ... 7 


F.W.Oobb.Eaq.(A.) II 

Ditto, for tfte Native 

^Teacher, Franela 10 

Ditto, for Sohular- 

_ahlp at Calcutta... 8 

Ditto, for extended 
Miasiona in China 60 

Ditto, tor revived 
Miaalon In Mada- 

gMCar 80 


Sydenham Auxiliary. 
Per J. Bives, Bsq.... 80 1 

Tunbridoe Wau, 

For MadacMoar. 

Oolleetlon by the 


Leaa Bxpenaes ... IS 18 

"'-' * M 

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Bast' AuxillaiT 
Soefefcy, per i. 
Sidebottom, B«q.l786 

Weal Lanoaabire Auxiliary. 

Collection at Publle 
Meeting fl 1 l 

Ditto Juvenile ditto 7 8 

Nesroea' Friend So- 
ciety's Grant, per 
3Cr«. Cropper, for 
the Kev. wTciay- 
Paths, Jamaica ... 6 

Great George Street Chapel. 

CoUeeUona 114 8 

Toxteth Chapel. 

CoUeetion for 1801 ... 8 
Ditto for Widowa 

and Orphans ISO 

Ditto for 1868 Oil 4 

Klrkdale Chapel. 

Collections 10 18 10 

Crescent Chapel. 
GIrU' Sehool, for 

Madagascar 6 

Juvenile Working 

Party, for two 

Girls at Calcutta.. 8 
Ditto, for John Kelly, 

at Bangalore 8 

Missionary Boxes... 14 s 

Wavertree ChapeL 

Juvenile Society 8 10 

Collection 14 1 

Collected by Miss 
Whalley 6 

Waterloo Chapel. 
CoUeetion 8 18 10 

Stanley Chapel. 

Collection 4 10 

Schools u 10 8 

.\Friend, per J. Q... 8 u o 
8854 8*.- 

Ifid-Lancashlre Auxiliary 

T. Eodes, Esq. Treasurer. 


Chapel Street. 

SeT. A. Fraser. M.A. 

Collections 17 18 4 

Snoramental Oollee- 
tlon for the Wi- 
dows' and Or- 
phans' Fund 1 10 

Mrs. Lawson, for 
the Native Girl. 
Janet Grace Law- 
son „.. 8 

Mrs.Abram's Class, 
for Female Edu- 
cation in India ... l 18 6 

Mrs. Thomber'8 

CoUocted by Mrs. Lister. 

Mrs.Birtwlst]e 10 

**- "liMS 10 

- • . " . OoupUind .„ 10 

Mr. W. Dickson 1 

Sr^^-i,- .^- Llttwr...... 10 

Mr. Pickles o 10 

Wangh, Mr o 10 

Sundur School Girls 4 IS 

Dttofioys 117 

Mr. Murray 

Mra. Smith o 4 

Mra. Slater o 8 

Mastor Waugh's 

Box 5 

Collected by Kuth 

^Sharpies 8 14 


^'isakmary Box... 8 18 



Bev. W. H. Mana. 


7 8 

Park Road. 
Bev. A. Maclean. 

Collections 7 8 8 

Sacramental Collee- 
tiott for the Wi- 
dows' and Or- 
phans' Fund 1 15 8 

Younc People in 

School 8 8 1 


HoUinshead Street Chapel. 

Ber. A. Somerville. 
CoUecUon 8 

Contributions 7 A 

BicrH/<|f District. 

Betheada ChapeL 

Bev. J. Stroyan. 

Saeraaental Offer- 
ing to Widowa* 
and Orphans* 

_FnBd^..^ 8 6 6 

r— FamliM 

, • S 

\ J — 6 0S 

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' !r... SOS 

1 fth 1 s 

I kly 10 s 

1 rtm ..„ 5 

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S hool e IS S 

1 r Sermon 9 lo 8 
804 ite. id. 

Salem Chapel. 
Ber. J. T. Shawcroas. 

Mr.J. Kay, for In- 
dia ., 5 

Mr. J. Sellers, do.... S 

Miss Oankrodgera' 
Bible Class 14 8 

Missionary Sermoa 5 M 6 

Westgate Cliapel. 
Bev. G. Gill. 

Sacramental Offbr' 
ing to Widows* 


Mrs. Maaaey, for 
*'- "-ther's 


Miss U. Nelson, do. 0-6 
Miss Cnrlysle, ditto 4 
Mr. D.Campbeli, do. 10 
Proceeds of Break- 

ftist _. 10 8 

James Street Chapel. 
Rev. J. B. Lister. 

Conections 17 14 4 

Sacramental CoUee- 
tion for the Wi- 
dows* and Or- 
phans' Fund 8 15 

Belgrave Square. 
Bev. D. Herbert. 
Contributions 40 7 

, for 


Duckworth Street. 
IRev. T. Daviea. 

Collections 88 1 

Sunday Sehool, for 
the Native Girl, 
Fanny Clarke 8 


Mr. J. Oarstang...... 6 

Mr.J.Eoeles 1 

Mr.J.HoUiweU 1 

Mr. W. Pickup 1 

8.A.N., for Widows' 

Fund 1 

Susannah Marsdsn, 



Lower Chapel. 

Rev. G. Berry. 

Contributions. 014 S| 

Great Haneood. 
Rev. D. WilUama. 

CoUeetioii 6 

Mrs.OardweU 8 



Collection . 


818 8 8 

IS1018 8 


lill ... 

Mr. John Trego 

Gill .Tr.. 

Mr. Lomas 

Mr. Masaey 

Mrs. Masaey, 
MrJohnMa __ ... 
Mrs. John Massey 


Missionary Sermon 
the Rev. Geo. 


1 1 



1 n 


bar tl 

844 OS. Id. 

»uhlic Meeting, 
Westgate Chapel 10 4 

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85 17 • 


Provldenee Sunday 
School, for African 
Mission 10 

Queen StreeUoven- 
ile and Congrega- 
tional AasodatloB, 
for a Female 
Teacher, in Tra- 
vanoore. to be 
oaUed MaryHodg- 
son...„ 1 


Collection.. 4 

Robert Lea^s Box.... 1 
41. ot. 

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For the 
JTund , 


T. Spaldini 

Xajr Sermt 

Bev. T. Pti 


Society I 

in two jrt 


Mrs. Spald 
Mrs. SUmi 
Sunday 8cl 


B. James, 

May 8erm« 


Miss KInei 
Miss Cheei 
Ber.W. M. 
Kev. W. Ot 
Her. I. Doi 
Mrs. Oum 
Mtss BlTtb 
Mrs. Johni 
Mrs. J. Cla 
A Friend... 
Miss Coom 
Mrs. Fallel 
Mrs. Mom 
Mr. Bltm . 
Miss Done] 


Miss C. 0! 

Miss Bobir 
Mrs. Preen 
Miss Tibbs 
Mr. Bliss 
Master Dm 
Master Fie 


Mr. PaUett 

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Black Street. 

Rev. D. Maetntosh. 

Miuionary Aatoeia- . ^ . 

tioa- 8 

Kirkaldv, Aunnltr 
oriatoMr.lLPhUp 4 


For Hrs. HaU's Caste Girla' 
School, Madras. 

E. Baxter. Em.. 6 

U. ArmiUiead. Esq. 5 


Auxlllarj Society. 
Per Mr. W. F. Watson. 
W. Alexander, Esq. 5 
Mr. J. Phalr II 

"-^-^ mi.J^ 

Per J. 8. Mack. Esq.,Treas. 
Mrs. Morton. 15, 

Mrs. Held, Crook or 

AWcs,8irathpefliBr S 
J. B, T., EoxburgH- 

shire 10 



Eer. W. Orr. 

Female Society 5 

Forrsf. Annuity of ^ ^ ^ 
thelateMr.T.Uosa IS 
FVosw-ftaryA., Sun- 
day Sobool, forthe ^,. ^ 
sup 10 

Per Mr. J. Crolckahank. 

Three Quarterly 

CoUeotlons S 10 

Annual Sermon in 

Bev. Mr. Troup's ^^ ^ ^ 

Chapel 44 

JuTcnUe Missionary 

Society 4 

Female, ditto ........ 6 

1 Per Ber JL.Basaeott.Sydney.] G. and B. 

For Mrs. Jonee'a School, 

F. M 

F. B 

Priend „ 

J.MoDonneU . 

Per Mr. J. Lyon. Treasurer. ^^^^^^^H^. 
NewLanarkSabbath field 1 

schools 4 0" 

Mrs. Prentice, Lan- , „_ 

ark 1 1 Mare. 

Mrs. Bertram. Warn- 


Ntw Lanark. \ Mrs.llodftson, Urer- 

poolCoUeue^..,^j^.^. 1 „ _ _ 

B. and Co. 
I For Mr«.Cre««b's School, iJjP^itf- 


per flat ., 

U. U- 


- Court 1 

,J. Ferrea ., 


Appropriated as fi 

For Schools at B« 

nict«> at Samoa . . 

Fur Widows and Oi 
phans of Mission 



tional Churcli .... 

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Sandwlok vrns in( 

the remltUnoe fi 

wick last ye 

StirUnff. MrJ.Baii 

1 10 

J.Bobertson.B8q.VD.) 1 

Annual MeeUnK,In- , , ^ 
dependent Chapel 3 
Eza. 0».; Oil. lis. id. 

Indudina tL for Viev. Dr. 

Legge's School, Mong Kong. 

Ber. J. Miller. 

«olleotton ...;. 6 10 

Misalonary Box . 80 

Irvine. Miss Watt, 
in compliance with 
the dyiuK request 
ofher Father, the 
late Hugh Watt. 
Ebq MO 


Sabbath SchooU. 
fur Samoa 15 

W. G. Herklots,£i 

Ladies' Auxiliary 
For General Put 



delist. B. MlUer 
For the Missionar 


For the Bepatrs ( 

the same .......... 

For the two India 

Girls, Carol* II 

TwlBB and Isi 




Zlon Chttr( 

Ber. U. Wilkei 

For Native Teach 
in India 

ark. per Bev. I) 

Sunday School, p 
Mr. J. B. Lea 


14i. 15S. 


Congregational Sa 
bath School 


Sydney. T. Ho 
%sq.. M.P.. p 
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ConMhutiofu in aid ^ the Society will be thanl^fully received by Sir Culling Bardley Bardley, Bart. 
Treasurer, and Rev, Ebenexer Pnmt, at the Miesion House, EUmfield-ttreet, Finabury, London t by 
John S. Mack, Esq., S.S.C, 2, St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh g Robert Goodwin, Esq., M6. George- 
street, and Religious Institution Roonu, 11, South Hanover-street, Glasgow; Rev. Alex. King, Metro- 
politan Hall, Dublin ; and by Rev, John Hands, Brooke Fille, Monkstown, near Dublin. Post-Office 
Orders should be in favour of Rev, Ebenexer Prout, and payable ai the General Post Of^ce, 


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SiKOE the issue of our last Number, a letter has been received from tbc 
Ebv. William Ellis, dated Tamatave, May 30tb, [being nearly a week 
later than that already published], containing a communication which 
he had received from Ka Hanibaka, the Prime Minister of King BadaKa, 
of which the following are extracts : — 

" Antananarivo, 27th April, 1862. 

"Sib,— I take the opportunity by Babongolahy, 11th Honor, to send you a few 
lines. He is sent by the King to conduct you to AntananariTO. We shall be very 
fflad to see f/ou and the other {Missionary) Brethren at Antananarivo. The corons- 
t]<m of the King, Radama II., will take place here about the beginning of August, 
and yon will let the Governor of the Mauritius know of it, that he may send 
some officers of rank to be present at the coronation, to impress the natives and 
the King in favour of the British nation* 

** Bamboasalama died on the 21st inst. 

"I am ill of the asthma, consequently I shtll be very glad to receive some 
instructions from you about the treatment of that disease. Please to excuse theEC 
few lines, as I hope soon to see you face to face. 

" Your friend, 
(Signed) ** Ra Hakibaka, 
" Bet. W. EtL is.'* " 14th Honor. 

Mr. Ellis writes very briefly, observing: "I am harried off two 
days earlier than I intended, by a message fi^m the King, and leave at 
six to-morrow morning. I can only just say that my welcome has been 
most cordial, and the treatment of the authorities most kind. Storehouse 
room is provided for all the goods expected with the Missionaries, and 
every aid will be rendered them. The coronation is fixed foif the 1st of 
August ; I hope the Missionaries will arrive in time for it. 

" I took part in the Malagasy services last Friday, at a special meeting 
for thanksgiving to God on my arrival, and again in the native serFices on 
Sunday. I also preached in English to the traders who understand thfit 

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'* I cannot add more than claim a continuance of the piajera of GUkL'b 
people, and of the members of the Society in particular. Two officers 
have been ieilt to conduct me to the capital. The aboYC is the letter 
handed to me by one of thSm as soon as I stuped on the beach. The 
other officer came on board to welcome me as soon as we anchored.'* 

From the " Mauritius Gtizette " of July 9th, we select the foUowing 
extract : — 

".The news we receive from Madag^ascar is favourable. Tranquillity prevuls and 
industry is beginning to flourish. Great preparations are making for the coronation 
of King Sadama U. England will be worthily represented from this colony. 
Major General Johnstone, Ck>mmander of the Forces ; tiie Lord Bishop of Mauritins; 
Captain Anson, Inspector-General of Police ; and Captain Wilson, B.N., of H.M.8. 
*QoTgon,' are the principal members of the deputation. The British Consul, Mr. 
Packenham, has left, as well as Mr. Ciddwdl, who has charge of the presents from 
Her Miyesty Victoria. Amongst other objects is a beantifiil large Bible with her 
Majesty's autograph in it, which will be presented by Bishop Byan. There is also 
a letter of oongral^ilatioii from Her Majesty to Badama IL** 



vormB ov a KusiaviJix Tomt xy thb bbts. jambs bbadbit&t ahd 


Wb innte the special attontiom of the Mends of Missions to the following 
notes from the journal of the Bey. James Bradbury, as presenting a graphic 
and instructive yiew of that district in which his itinerant labours were 
accomplished, and the character of the people for whose spiritual benefit 
they wore intended. The journal of Mr. B. will suggest to every thought- 
ful reader that such Missionary efforts are not accomplished without much 
toil and self-denial, and that they require, on the part of the Missionary, 
not only glowing seal but sound <Uscretion. It cannot fail also to awaken 
deep sorrow that, after more than half a century of Missionary labour in 
Bengal, the great mass of the people are yet profoundly ignorant of the y&cy 
first principles of Christianity, and in fact that they have been left in 
heathen darkness until now<; and unless a great increase in the number of 
Christian Teachers, European and Native, is speedily supplied, millions must 
still live and die victims to their vile idolatry. A fact also is presented in the 
journal of our friend, which perhaps may awaken surprise in the minds of 
many ; namely, that the principles of Socinianism and of infidelity are 
cherished and avowed by many of the natives who have had the advantages 
of European education at Calcutta and elsewhere. But it will abate their 
astonishment, though perhaps add to their regret, to learn that this has 
been the influence of that system of education from which the Bible has 

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been utterly excluded. We have not heard that any similar results hare 
followed the Christian education giTen in our Mission Sohoels, nor do we 
Apprehend that the good seed there sown will produce these e^il firedts. 

" Early in the morning of the 2l8t of December. Mr« Shrewshuiy and myself 
'drove to Bafta, and then walked to Berwa, which is ten miles to the south of 
Berhampore, where we found the tent that had preceded us already pitched. In 
the afternoon our Catechists, Guruprasad and Eritibash, joined us. 


*' After labouring a week in this locality, we bent our course north-eastward, to 
Chandpore. Indian cross roads are seldom in a good oonditioo, indeed they rarely 
deserve the name of roads, and the late inundation had made them worse than 
usual; here and there large portions of the road had been swept away, and in boom 
I^aceSy where the waters had not yet subsided, at every step the oxen sank i^ to 
the knees in mud» and had to be helped on bj men putting their shoulders to the 
wheels, or puehing at the carts behind. The result was the completion of a journey 
of six miles in eight hours. 


" But impediments to traveUiug were not the only effects produced by the flood 
— ^the crops of the season were destroyed. "With no rice in store, and little money 
to purchase it, many of the labouring poor were living on one meal a-day, and 
some of them not always able to procure even that limited sustenance. (Solera 
followed hi the track of squalid want, and carried off great numbers. Of the 
feelings with which this disease inspires the people, a pretty correct idea may 
be formed by the means which were adopted to arrest its desolating progress. 
Goats were killed, and their skins fixed on high bamboo poles, one of which 
was stuck in the ground at the eastern, western, northern, and southern 
boundary of the village, because it was believed that on coming to these sacred 
landmarks the malady worid stop, and go in another direction. No sanitary pre- 
eantions were takea. Knmarons cattle died for the want of ibdder, and tiieir 
caresses were sesu in every stage of deoosAfositbNii jaokakt dogs, and birds of prey 
were devouring the flesh, or the bones, already piel^,Uiy hlsachipg in the sun. In 
some villages, many houses were deserted, and portions of the walk and of ik^ 
thatch fidkn i either the late ooeopants were dead, or, as was not unfrequently the 
ease, having been hardly pressed for rent, and not able to meet Uie demand, they 
had secretly left the place* and gone to settle on the estates of gentlemen who shew 
kindness to their teaauts in times of trouble, and allow them to liquidate the aitiats 
of rent by degrees, as returning prosperity gives them the means. 


' " The effects produced on the minds of the people by the distress which had 
overtaken theiy, varied; some were softened, and disposed to receive religious 
instruction; others hardened, and indifferent to thdr spiritual interests. In 
Chandpore they listened with great attention to the Gospel, and inquired bow 
they could b^ d^vered from their present trouble. When the nature of sin 
was ezplamed, and the service which God requires ham His creatures was 
panted out, they said, 'This great salasaity has befidlen us on aocouut ef euf 

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sins; God has chastised and forsaken ns/ At Hanicknag^r thej received oor 
menBsage in the same spirit, and asked what they mnst do to ohtain salvatioo. 
' We are sensible/ they said, ' of being in a sad condition, both temporal and 
spiritual, and do not see any remedy within our reach ; we therefore wish yon to 
speak, not about our own religion and the evils which flow from it, but to tell us in 
a few words the way in which we ought to serve God.' At Phanagur one of the 
congregation said, ' I cannot obtain food, how then can I think of religion P When I 
can eat, then I can worship.' And in Eulbereya a man cried out, ' My god is my 
belly,' and many of the persons who heard the sentiment i^^arently sympatiiized 
with it. 


" In Ohandabad we sat down, with the permission of the owner, in a barn-yard, 
^at being the most eligible place we could find, where a considerable number of 
people assembled, chiefly husbandmen ; and, on bemg informed of our object ia 
visiting them, one after another exclaimed, ' We are on a level with our oxen, and 
cannot understand religions subjects ; those who are able to read may — Brahmins 
and wealthy persons : we no longer regard Shib, Vishnu, or any of the debtas ; 
God has severely chastened us by destroying our crops in the late inundation, our 
cattle have perished for the want of fodder, and we ourselves are reduced almost to 
the point of starvation ; this may have happened to us for our sins, still we are 
Indifierent as to what becomes of us : when we die there will be an end of ourselves 
and our misery.' When told that the body after death would again be tenanted by 
the spirit, and live for ever in another world, they said, ' That can never be.' A 
young man, pointing to a very aged person who was speaking, and placing his band 
on his shoulder, said^ ' When he dies he will be burnt to ashes ; how, then, can those 
ashes be collected again and formed into a body P' We endeavoured to explain the 
nature and design of the resurrection, but they heard oor statements with doubting 


" On leaving our encamping place at Ohandpore, whidi was situated on the banks 
of a fine lake, and commanded iem extensive view of some very beautifol, though not 
grand scenery, we proceeded north-westward to Bnkunpore, and thence due west 
to Doultabad. This part of the country presented little calling for special notice. 
The villages, which are large and pqsulous, lure situated on the margin of extensive 
plains, which are under cultivatioUi and, when we traversed them, were waving 
with cereal, pulse, and oil-seed crops ; though f^)portioned to .dififerent farmers, the 
allotments are seldom separated from each other by anything like a fence. The 
condition [of the granaries and rick-yurds indicated that the inundation had been 
less destructive than in the immediate vicinity of our second encampment, and that 
but little unusual distress had been experienced. 


"Our next stage was Gudhi. This village was the birth-place of Komal, the 
firai-fhuts of the Berhampore Mission, who left behind him pleasing evidence of a 
real work of grace in the soul, and of his safe admission into the kingdom of heaven. 
!%« following testimony is borne by those who were spectators of his Christian race 
tmua the starting-point to the goal. ' By his death our Mission has sustained great 

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loss, as he was a most diligent and untiring preacher of the Gospel to his oonntry- 
naen^ by whom generally he was muoh liked for his mild manners and patience 
under reproaches for the name of Christ. He^ has now, we tmst, entered into the 
loy of his Lord.' At the time of his conversion he was an oil mannfacturer, and 
was prosecuting his business in the town of Berhampore. His sons, Joseph and 
Paul, now heads of families, are settled in Calcutta, engaged in secular pursuits, 
and treading, we are happy to hear, in the steps of their fiither. 


*' From CKidhi we went north-westward to Geaguiy, a large emporium for grain 
and cotton, and thence proceeded due south to Mo<nvhedabad. This city was for- 
merly the capital of Bengal, and the seat of great splendour, the residence of 
courtiers, generals, and statesmen ; multitudes of persons from all parts of India 
visited it to obtain employment in the military or civO service, or in mercantile 
pursuits, and crowds of useless, indolent, and profligate adventurers made it their 
constant abode. Judging from the numerous ruins adjacent to it, its dimensions 
and population must have been much larger than now. The decline of its fortunes 
began on the 23rd of Jane, 1757, when Meer JaiSer played the traitor on the field 
of Plassey ; and, as the rewiurd of his perfidy, was permitted to succeed, though with 
only the shadow of power, his deposed master. His descendant, the present Nazim, 
receives, like his predecessors, a pension from the British Government ; the amount 
is now £130,000 per annum. His palace, which is a stately edifice, stands on tha 
eastern bank of the Bbagirotbi, near the middle of the city ; it was built by the late 
Major-General McLeod, and cost £167,000. About two miles to the south of the 
palace is the Moti Jhib (the pearl lake), on whose banks may be still seen the house 
memorable as the place -from which Clive dated his letter, announcing to the East 
India Company the great victory achieved by their troops. 


''From Moorshedabad we returned to Berhampore; my esteemed colleague 
remained to carry on the work at the Station, and Mra. Bradbury accompanied me. 
We proceeded south-westward through the country of Moorshedabad into that of 
Birbhum, and encamped at the following places: Gowkurn, Eandi, Saitolah, 
Gonotea, and Eimahar. 


" The landed proprietor of Eimaliar, who was desirous of establishing a female 
school, and with whom we had held some correspondence on the subject, urged 
us to visit him, to ascertain if means could be devised to execute his intention 
of educating his own female children and those of his neighbours. We were 
encamped on his estate ten days, during which period he supplied us with fish, 
milk, and fuel, and showed us every other mark of kindness that lay in.his poiv^er. 
Mrs. Bradbury visited the Zenana, and was much pleased with her interview with 
his wife and daughters. Before we left, arrangements were made about procuring 
a female Teacher, which have issued in success. A* Christian widow, who was 
educated in the Bardwan Mission, has opened the school with twelve pupils, which 
have smoe increased to eighteen, with the prospect of the number being soon 
augmented ; she was accompanied by her brother and his family, with whom 
she lives. As it would have been contrary to native decorum, and in other 

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41iMig]i not umibBg bit femeti, to p*/ W brciher, wb» ii qm of our Onto- 
«y8lf» ten nipeM a montb— more ibaa iw« tluiis of Ui sulary ; for iUi lia 
gms him a H*tie inMnietidn in Eng^b, when teqniiwl, ami ipe»da tlie vMt 
al bi» tune IB pmcbinff ibe eotpd in ibe Teniaoyar in Kinabar a»d ike 
adlibboiiriBg TiUa^ea. The begimitng of the woik ia anspieiow; kt ns pnj it 
may prosper, and that tba bopea we now eberisb may not be daibed te the gnmai, 
and lengthen the catalogue of our disappointments. 

BxnvT AMD popvLATioir OT THB cqowtKi TRamp. 
"^e retnmad home on the drdof Mardi, the periadef <rar jom^ hamg baes 
twamontha and a half. The nwnbar of oar encampments waa ffteen, the donftian 
of oar stay at them aferaged fire 6xj§, and the diataaoe betweeai them ten milaa. 
We Tiaited 300 yillagea, yarying in the amount of tbcir p<^ation from aoerea to 
thousands of souls. The area of the county c^Moorsbedabad, over a hurga portiMi of 
iriiioh we trayelled, is 2634 square miles, and the hmd revenue, 1,299,617 rupees ; of 
the inhabitants, 396,363 are Mohammedans, and 704,717 Hindus, making the 
NTgregate 1400,060. The area of Birbhnm, the knd of heroes,* is 3870 s^ara 
syles, the nuay>er of villages 5287, and the population 1,580,666. 


^ The books we took along with us were in Bengali, Hindustani, Persian, Sanscrit^ 
and English. On former occasions we presented them gratuitously, excepting the 
larger ones, which we sold; but on this journey we deviated from our usual 
practice, and demanded for all a small price, and the amount realized has been 
tfansmitted to the Bible and Tract Societies in Calcutta. Of the spirit In 
which the people heard the message of the Gospel, a correct opinion may be 
best formed by the language which they used ; it may, therefore, be well to quote 
a few of their statements. At Doudpore they said : ' When our fear of losing 
oaste is gone we shall embrace the Gospel, and in a very little time this fear will 
leave us. The next incarnation of the deity will be a revelation of love and 
mercy, and after that there will come a dispensation of judgments' At the close 
of a sermon in which the true was contrasted with false religions, the villagers 
of Magora, who had attentively listened to us, repeated these words several 
times : ' Shib, and Doorg&, and the rest of the gods and goddesses are gone, now 
Jesus Christ is to be worshipped, and all men to be of one caste.' In Phatapore the 
people said: ' This doctrine is good, and the worship of idols of no use whatever.' 
At Daultabad they made this admission, * All you say is true, but our minds are 
e?il, and therelbre we cannot receive the doctrines whidi you teach.' The inhabi- 
tants of Maaieknagor made a similar admowledg^ent. * The doctrinea widxh you 
pieaeh are indeed very excellent, but to embrace and practise tiiem is exeee^Kngly 
dSMtMJ A poor old woman, while listening to the preaching in Srikisbnapore said, 
* Ak, what exoeUent words are in the Christian region, but t^e people being evil 
da not regard then !' The inhabituitB of Kumarsundee thua cx p ro see d tiieir 
opnrion : ' The instruction which you give is good, and our receiving it woidd do- 
na good ;' and a sentiment Hke it was uttered in Andoolee. ' The doctrine is pure, 
aaA if the people regard it, it win make their natures pure.' Such direct testfanony 
raqisuling the nature and tendency of the Gospel was borne in many other vflbges* 

• Btir, s grott wurrior, Bhmni, land. 

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** The infarenee, bowerer, to be drawn from tbeee uiakdcma k sol ib«^ Hit people 
ae a body are on tbe ere of taking tbe important step of r c DO ttec in g' tbe vdigioa of 
their fathers, and embracing the ChriatiaB faitii. A new oomer, with only a yery 
limited knowledge of the conntry, might look for these h^^ events to transpire early ; 
bat a long and intimate acquaintance with the natives bida as be caatieos infiming 
fiiTOorabk opinions, to labour on, and still patient^ wait lor the rtaliarfion of oar 
hopes. Bat we may yentore to uy that doabts of the utility of idolatry, which are 
now and then accompanied with a ccmyiction of its sinfulness, are widdy spreading, 
while a belief in the Gospel, in its divine, pure, and beneficial charaotev>is gradually 
gaining ground. 

" At Beldanga, a native silk manufiieturer invited us to his honae ; we went, bat 
thinking we should obtain more people if we stood on the ac|)acent highway, we 
told him so, when he had stools removed to the side of the road for us, and aecom* 
panied us with his friends. Many questions respecting the Christian religion were 
asked, but apparently not for disputing but acquiring knowledge. No opposition 
was manifested ; the truth of the Gospel, and its beneficial tendency were freely ad- 
mitted. On leaving we were solicited to establish a school in the village. 


" In Mejarpore which contains about 8000 inhabitants, we had a very large eon* 
gregation. When we had spoken at one place some of the people desired us to 
accompany them to the house of the headman of the village, whom they called MunshI, 
not meaning that he was a teacher or learned mau, as the word would indicate, but in 
their estimation a person of great respectability. We went with them, but he was not 
at home ; after waiting some time, seated in the verandah, we left, and met him at a 
little distance from his dwelling, when he and the people who had followed us wished 
us to return to the house, but as it was getting late and hot we declined, and spoke to 
them on the spot. The conversation, for it was rather conversation than preaching, 
lasted about half an hour. It was apparently thought by the villagers that the 
Munshi would be able to reply to the statements we had made regarding Moham- 
medanism and Christianity. When informed what our design was in visiting the 
place he expressed himself as indifferent to the subject, but afterwards showed some 
interest in it. He was, however, as he candidly admitted, very imperfiiotly ac- 
quainted with his own religion, and for many doctrines which the Mohammedans 
held could assign no other reason than custom. The parts of the Koran which 
related to them he did not know, and desired us to tell him what the Koran said. 
Both he and all present who spoke in reply to this question, ' What is there in yoor 
religion which can take away sin F' admitted there was nothing, and likewise 
acknowledged that the Mohammedan heaven was fit only for those who placed thjur 
chief happiness in earthly ei\joyBienti,andfor holy spirits would be a very unsuitable 
residence. As we had visited only the Mohammedan division of the village^ a 
Brahmin who was present [asked us to go to the Hindu portion of it ; but being 
unable to comply with his request then, we visited it the next day> when he and all 
his friends and neighbours came to hear us. Some Brahmina at Bnkunpore, at first 
manifested an indisposiUon to hear us, and begged us to go to another part of the 
village, but afterwards invited us to come into the room where they were assembled 
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said, and others were rather mgry, especially at our animadveraiona on the doctrines 
of Hinduism, and the practices of the priests ; but we parted in a firi^dly manner, 
and the next day received a pressing invitation to visit them again. 


" At Qowknm, the gentleman whom we saw on previous occasions invited ns to 
his honse. We went, and in the same hall in which we stood on onr former visits, 
explained the fundamental doctrines of the Christian religion : both he, and his rela- 
tions, and friends who were present, entered freely into conversation regarding the 
Gospel and Hinduism. "We could not fail to perceivj^ that their knowledge of the 
Bible was rather extensive and generally accurate, and we would fain say it had been 
blessed by the Holy Spirit in weaning them from idolatry, bnt this we cannot do, be- 
cause at the time of our visit the bell of the temple in the courtyard was ringing for 
worship, and the family priest, who had listened attentively to every word we sdd, 
asked many questions, made several admissions unfavourable to his own religion, and 
twice or thrice corrected a speaker who was trying to support it by false reasoning, 
and as we Itfb, went from the hall to perform the usual pag^n ceremonies at the adja- 
cent shrine. This statement is discouraging, yet there is something in it which may 
both strengthen our faith and stimulate us to labour. When we can proclaim the 
doctrines of the cross not only by the wayside, on the banks of rivers, in bazars, 
markets, fieurs, and other places of public resort, but in the courts of temples, and in 
the houses of the builders and supporters of these sacred edifices, it is not too much 
to believe that these openings for the diffusion of the Word are made by Him who 
commanded His servants to go forth and evangelize the nations. In being favoured 
with access to all ranks of society, and with attentive auditors in nearly every town 
and village we visited, there is something to excite thankfulness, though every wish 
is not yet gratified ; and while going in the right direction, on the very road the 
Apostles trod, who were itinerant, we may venture to expect a measure of the bless- 
ing which rested on their journeys — may reasonably hope that the day will at last 
come when the light wiU scatter the darkness that overshadows the land, when 
heathen temples will fall, and Christian sanctuaries, reared on their ruins, will be 
crowded with devout worshippers, feeling the peace which passeth all understanding 
and the joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. 


" These great events must be brought^about by the proclamation of the Gospel, 
attended by the influences of the Holy Ghost, in co-operating with God in accom* 
plishing Bia purposes of mercy. We must do the work of evangelists, and make full 
proof of our ministry in all the places to which the leadings of His providence conduct 
us. In these remarks on itinerating labours no reflection is intended to be cast on 
sehdastie institutions supported by Missionary Societies. In converting souls, which 
IS the grand object of Christianity, they have been instrumental in a greater degree 
than is generally known ; and every person who is well acquainted with the state and 
wants of this portion of the heathen world, far firom desiring them to be closed, will 
wish to see their number and influence augmented. There may be a difierenoe of 
opinion as to the manner in which they should be condueted, but that God has and 
will oontinne to bless them in aidmg to Christianize India there can be no doubt 
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** About a year ago, I made a few reraarki respectmg natives that are settled m 
the proTinces, who were educated in Missionary sehoolsi and mentioned some fiietfl 
worthy of the earnest consideration of those who feel eolicittons about the well-being' 
of this large, important, and constantly increasing class of persons. I allnded to 
the positions they occupy, which are those of derka, and record-keepers, teachers 
and inspectors of schools, post-masters, and post-office inspectors, superintendents 
of police, pleaders,* subordinate magistrates, eollectors and judges, merchants, 
stewards of estates^ and landed proprietors. Many of them have families, and some 
sustain the relation of grandfathers, for the influx of educated youths into the 
provinces commenced nearly half a century since, and is annually increasing ; every 
year, some hundreds, who have finished their studies, leave the metropolis and its 
vicinity for the country. Yet all sections of the Church appear to lose sight of them ; 
moving in spheres in which tonptations abound, and uuimvoured with the counsel 
and friendship of Europeans, they are left to take their own course, tocesign them- 
selves to the influenee of good or evil, and, constituted as human nature is, one can 
readily imagine which influence predominates. A few have made a profession of 
the Gospel and adorn it by a Christian life ; others have proceeded only so far as to 
abnegate their ancestral faith, and have now no religion at all ; many are convinced 
of the truth of the Bible, and read its sacred pages in secret, yet, not having courage 
to follow the dictates of consdenee, oonform in public to the requirsments of paganism* 


** I was grieved to learn that strenuous efforts are made to dissemiuate among 
educated Hindus and Mohammedans the coM negations of Socinianisra, which dis- 
psnses with the offices of the Divine Saviour, and the glorious work of redemption, and, 
as a native friend expressed it, * thus empiiei Christianity and makes it nothing ; for 
we all feel,' he said, ' the need of a Saviour ; men have felt it in every age and country, 
and if you take away Jesus Christ there will not bo anything left in the Bible to 
supply this need.' These words were utterei by a Kudin Brahmin, whom I have 
known many years, who is familiar with the Hindu and Christian Scriptures, and who 
has read the works of Dr. Channing. While we deplore the activity of the propaga- 
tors of &lse doctrine, we lament that favourable opportunities which Providence, 
affords to evangelical Christians for arresting the progress of error, and communicat- 
ing a simple, pure, and unimpaired Gospel, are allowed to pass by without an eflbrt 
being made to improve them. After labouring to destroy the bulwarks of Hinduism^ 
we see a religious system little less bjurious to the soul rising on the site of the ruins 
of the ancient edifice. AgMUst this we must do battle, but the war must be waged 
in a manner becoming scholars, gentlemen, and Christians; we must carefully ayoid 
the practice of certain orthodox writers, who usually blacken the social and moral 
character of their opponents, and think foul insinuations, that may lower them in 
(lie estimation of the public, quite permissible. Such writers have their reward, 
for it not unfrequently happens that antagonists who are so rudely assailed, retire 
from the field of controversy in disgust \ and this event, which, when rightly under- 
stood, indicates nothing more than^a reluctance to fight with bears^ is counted a 
fiig^al victory achieved by great prowess, which bigots eulogpae in unmeasured 
strains ; but like those victories which accelerate the fall instead of augmenting the 
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bgcanse men of the worid, of litenhrj tastes aad pelUed manners, who are speetatori 
oftftt ooBteat, often jaiga of tha savndaasa of a ioetriaa 1^ tba apiril whiek fto 
a c b a cat a a biMtiie^ and imm riMtUitions of anger m<oo& of defeat in aigiuM a n t ; 
whfla theae of them who wara disposed to enter on tha aonaidarataon of raligrioD a» s 

r af great paraoaal iaiportaiiee, are xapelkd hf each aihsbitians of infinDi^ of 
Tha sokam realitiea of etamity, as coBteaapUited bj SoGnuaniam, ara at 
KMb importance -, iat tha exigencies of an immortal fl^writ no proviBiOD is aaada, its 
are ignored, the bread of life is taken awvr. Mid the mariaw aaerificfr 

i on Cavalry, prononnead a fable ; trae lep ent aaee, £utii and hope, it caamtit 
awaken ; on earth it leavea men destitute of spiritnal peaee and joj, and at last ahata 
tlHBi ont of the kingdom of heaven. It seaoxdy deserves the nasM of r^^^ ; it 
ia Uba resting-i^e or half-way hoasa wh«*e men halt awhile who sre on the road 

'^Baeh is Soeinianiam, which Hindaa and MohaaimedaBS, who are settled ia tha 
faariaces, ara argad to embrace. Caa nothing be done to arrest the pto grtas o£ 
ita aand-famiahiBg deetrines, and convey to these edaaated man Chnatianity in iia 
fitblhw and nnmutilated Ibrm, as promalgated by ike Apostles, who gbriad in tha 
CIraM, and made an aMamate, bleeding, and aaoended Saviour, tha grand thaaM af 
IWr wiitinga and miniatry ? Sarely tha eircamstaace aeeda only to ha kaeavn ta 
awahea the sympatbiea aad eaergiea of orthadaz ChtistiaBs. The eaaa la not caa 
that preaenta aaai a iogataMe dittenhiea, Maayvalaablatieatiaea iarcMalioB af 
Soeinianism already exist, and might be distributed at a small expense in all the 
inland counties ; or, what is perha];»s more advisable, treatises well adapted ta the 
state of persons who have just emerged out of paganism, might be writtaa. What- 
ever mental toil the undertaking may involve, the prospect of extensive nsefulnesa 
ia a powerful indtement to enter on it, for if only a moiety of these natives become 
imbved with the principles and spirit of the Gospel--and, under the Uessia^ of 
BMven, we are encouraged to hope wisely directed efforts would lead to each a 
randt — the infiuence they would exert in their respective spheres to accelerate the 
fait of idolatry, and evangelize their heathen countrymen, would be incaknlably 
great, and in the conversion of souls, perhaps^ be more fruitful than the laboars of a 
thoasand Missionaries, however well qualified for the sacred office, aad aealoos in 
the diflcharge of its duties. 

(Signed) "Jimes Bbadbfbt." 


"Wn select the following passages from the "Memorials" of our late 
beloved and honoured Missionary, the Eev. A. F. Lacboix, prepared by 
hia aon-in-law, the Eev. Dr. Mullens. These extracts afford an illustra- 
tioaa of the] judicious and effective method which that distinguished 
Baagali preacher adopted in addressing his Hindoo hearers. It ia wdl 
known that he devoted hia entire time and strength to this importuit 
aarfieey and ia discliarging it he attained a power over the Hindoo mind 
giaater l^an that of any European Missionary of his day. We trust that 
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the ebaraeter and laboim <^ onr late lamented Brother^ and that they 
will seek to acquire an equal proficiency in the Vernacular, and a like 
facility in addressing themselyes to the judgment and feelings of the 

' " An important qoeitioa was early agitated in connection with preaching to the 
heathen, and is discussed by some in the present day : In addressing heathen, 
should the errors of their system be exposed, or should only the truths of the Gospel 
be enforced P 

** Mr. Lacroix has expressed upon this matter in the clearest way, Tiews which 
experience has shown to be completely sound. ' The principal theme of a 3iis- 
sionary's preaching should by all means be the Gospel ; the pure Gospel, wherein, 
wiUiout human additions or retrenchments, Christ is represented as the w^, the 
tmth, and the life, and as able and willing to save to the uttermost all who cobm to 
Qod through Him. Still, I believe that it is absolutely necessary, in order to open 
a way for the reception of the €k)spel, to expose the false notions to which ^e 
heathen adhere. I must confess that I have heard very excellent ItfissJonaries 
depiecata the d<nng of this, under the idea that making the poo|»le aeqnainted with 
the exoelleney of Christianity would suffice, and of itself, by a natural process, lead 
them to discover the defideaey of their own system, and to induce them to 
abandon it. 

" ' A late Mend of mine, who was of this opinion, often made use of the following 
comparison to illustrate the' sultH^ ' " ^^^ ^ ^un rise, and dsrkness will of 
necessity recede ; let the sun of Christianity be held forth to the heathen, and the 
darkness of Hinduism will vanish away without further eflbrt." This may i^[>pear 
plaosibles yet I fear the illustration is not qoite to the point. The fact is, that the 
sun, when he shines forth, finds the generality ai men possessed of ^es, prepared 
and anxuMis to behold his light, and therefore he is hailed with joy as soon as he 
appears on the horizon. But I would ask. What good can the bright luminary 
confer on persons who are deprived of their eyesight, and incapable either ot 
beholding hia radiance, m of valuing the benefits of the light he is emitting? 
Christianity, certainly, is a sun, and a sun of great resplendency in the moral 
firmament ; but it finds the Hindus so blinded by their idolatrous creed and their 
pngudices, that it shines upon them in vain. A surgical operation, therefore, is 
requisite to remove the cataract from their spiritual vision, and this operation is the 
exposing the errors of their system. When this is accomplished, and not before, will 
they be capable of viewing and receiving the Gospel as a message of glad tidings-' 
# • # • • 

" In acting upon these principles, Mr. Lacroix would assail at various times all 
the principal elements of the Hindu system, especially those which enter most 
Isrgely into the creed of the vulgar. The dootrine of the one God would be con- 
trasted with the Hindu creed that there are many within the one ; the folly of 
idolatry ; the evils of caste ; the fruitlessnesa of pilgrimsge ; the insufficiency of 
Hindu atonements and modes of salvation ; the doctrine of transmigration, and other 
errors, would at all times be examined and exposed. In exposing them he would 
make firee use of the legends and stories of the Hindu sacred books, with which the 
people are in general well acquamted. In proving that >he gods of the Hindus, 
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contrast the attributes of the Supreme with the qualities, character, and deeds 
ascribed to these various deities by their own books. Thus, he would say : ' God is 
omniscient ; but Vishnu did not know how to create the three worlds till he had 
taken the form of a fish and searched for the Yedas beneath the deluge waters ; he 
knew not that the giants were drinking the nectar until he was told ; as Ravi, he 
knew not whether his queen had been carried away. Kali danced without knowing 
it, on the body of her husband Siva ; how, then, can these be God ? God, again, is 
omnipotent ; but how can Suijyadeba be God P At the feast of Dokkyo, Siva in 
anger knocked out his teeth, and he has not replaced them to this day ; do not the 
Hindus offer him boiled rice in consequence P Where is the mercy of God in KaU, 
when she only rejoices in the blood of her enemies and does not forgive P Where is 
Ids justice in Vishnu, when he allowed Ajamil to escape by a quibble P Where is 
his purity in the wickedness of Jugannath ?' These illustrations he would make 
more pointed and impressive by describing the stories in detsul, perhi^ refraring to 
only one or two in the course of a single sermon. He would at times be more 
practical still. On one occasion, at the SimKa Chapel, he had been arguing with a 
man on the subject of Pantheism. The man was very stubborn, and would receive 
nothing advanced against his &vourite views. Mr. Laordz, therefore, said he would 
argue no more ; and, before the congregation, suddenly seized the man's umbrella 
and began walking out of the chapel. The man called aft^ him, and said, ' Sir, 
Ihat is my umbrella.' ' Toub umbrella, do you say P Have yon not dedared that 
Brahm is everything P that he is you, and I, and all these people ? how, then, can 
there be audi a thing as fhine, yonnf The umbrella is mme, as much aa it is yours, 
on your own showing.* The people laughed; the man was silenced, and Mb the 
phuse without another word. 

" All these discussions were conducted with good temper, without raillery <Hr 
reviling, with the serious purpose of showing the real error of the Hindu creed. They 
were listened to with profound attention and almost always commanded assent. 
At times they touched the audience more deeply. When telling one of these stories, 
which in themselves have many elements of the absurd, his great command of words, 
his graphic description, his changes of voice, his slightly dramatic manner, and a 
small spice of mimicry thrown into the story, would bring out its absordttiea into 
such bold relief that the effect was exquisitely ludicrous ; there was no reusting 
conviction ; the people roared with laughter, and would break out with kmd asser- 
tions of ' True, true ! he speaks the exact truth.' In a moment he would turn upon 
them in the most serious tone, and while they listened with deep attentk>n, he would 
press home upon them the follies of idolatry, and then pour forth in an earnest 
stream the free salvation of the true incarnation, and beseech them for Christ's sake 
to be reconciled with God. ♦ * / * * * * 

'^ It is a strong proof of the courtesy and generally kind feeling of the Hindus of 
Bengal, that though Mr. Lacroix was in constant intercourse with them for many 
years, arguing against the religion of their fathers, and seeking that another and 
despised faith should be accepted in its place, he was always treated with respect ; 
scarcely the slightest rudeness was ever offered to him. Yet he was frequently 
alone with them ; travelling among them, risiting towns in the interior, and was so 
£ir quite at their mercy. Only on one single occasion was ii\jury ever offbred him, 
and then, but for the promised protection of the Master, it might have been severe. 
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any reason farnifllied by himself, a l£nda fanatic came qnietly behind him, and with 
a big stick uming a blow at his head, endeavoured to knock him down. Provi- 
dantially at that moment he turned and the blow fell on his [shoulder. The people 
jumped up in a moment and seized the man, calling aloud for the police. He stopped 
them, and then, placing the man in front of the crowd, without a particle of anger in 
his voice or manner, he thus addressed him : ' Ton have endeavoured to do me a 
severe injury, and I might very justly complain against you and have you punished. 
But the religion I preach teaches me to forgive those who do me harm ; for the sake 
of that religion, therefore, I forgive you and will let you go away.' Truly ' the 
wrath of man shall praise God.' This simple incident produced a far deeper impres- 
sion and called forth a louder demonstration than any sermon he ever preached. 
Struck with the exceeding kindness of the deed, the audience in the chapel, Hindus 
though they were, at once burst into a loud shout : ' Victory, victory to Jesus 


Wi are constantly anxious to impress our friends with the paramount 
importance of Native Agency for the extension of the Gospel in heathen 
conn^tries, and we rejoice sincerely that our Missionary Brethren in their 
sereral spheres of labour are carrying out the great Scriptural principle of 
employing those who have received the Gt>spel to extend its blessings 
among their ignorant and perishing countrymen. Our readers, however, 
must not be surprised that the selection of suitable instruments for this 
service is attended with great difficulty, and that the Missionary finds it 
essential to the success of his primary object, to " make haste slowly.*' 
These Native Evangelists, il; must be remembered, have been cradled and 
nourished in all the vices and abominations of heathenism, and if, in the 
discharge of their Christian services, they sometimes exhibit defects and 
ddinquencies greatly to be deplored, it can scarcely excite surprise. We 
select from the Memorials of Mr. Lacroix, the following brief biography of 
GoBiin>o Gib, a Native Teacher, whose character affords a sad illustration 
of the fact we have just stated. Our readers will, we trust, learn from it 
to sympathize with the Missionary in the trial and disappointment which 
must arise from conduct like that here described ; while they will never- 
theless be gratified to learn that before the close of life, the ofieader was 
awakened to a sense of his great sin, and that it is hoped he died seeking 
salvation at the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

" GoBiNDo Gib was a Brahmin, bom in the district of Rungpore, to the north- 
east of Bengal, a man of strong intellect, sinewy frame, and violent temper. Urged 
by the sense of a want which Hinduism could not satisfy, at the age of twenty he 
began the life of a Hindu devotee, and determined to visit all the great shrines of 
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years in these wanderings, traversed the whole of Northern India, visiting its holy 
places, even those in the Himalaya ; but found everywhere that priestly pretence 
atid priestly extortion, were the raost prominent features of the sacred shrines. At 
last he came to Calcutta, and to the temple of Ealighdt. Daring his stay, as he 
one day passed along the Bhowanipore road, he saw the lighted chapel, and entered 
it. He listened to the end of the sermon, and then asked for a tract, which he 
promised to read. He had already received one from Mr. Hill at Berhampore. He 
came again and again, with all the marks of his devoteeism upon him : the sacred 
knot of hair, the few rags, the coat of ashes from head to foot, and the eyes blood- 
shot with smoking hemp. But the Spirit of God touched his heart ; he read, heard^ 
felt, prayed, and believed. He made rapid progress, and, at length, after several 
months' inquiry, ' clothed and in his right mind,' he was baptized in 1839. He 
joined the theological class, and was a diligent and successful student. Hb intellect 
and judgment were acute and clear ; he acquired knowledge rapidly, and became a 
very able, eloquent preacher. Among^ his first works was a poetic tract, giving an 
account of all the principal places of pilgrimage ; it described their localities, the 
ceremonies performed, and exposed the atnning, ehicanery, aod irreligien of the 
Brahmin priests. It was an able and useful production, and has been extensiTdy 
read. ' 

" On being appointed a Catechist, he labonred for a time in Calentla, and, from 
his peculiar temper, and the mental habits produced by his long wanderingB, was 
rather difficult to manage. In 1842, he aoeompanied Mr. De Bodt on a lon^ 
Mission journey, as far as hb native irillage. When the people^ maoog whosa ha 
had been extendvely known, especially for hb violence, heard that he was expected^ 
and that he had become a ChrbtiaD, they came in crowds to meet him. His 
behavionr was such as to impress them most favooraUy. He told them what he 
had been, and what he had beoome, and preaohed to them fully the Gospel of mercy 
which had wrought the change. He soon after settled at Berhampore, and in 1845> 
joined Mr. Hill and Mr. Lacroix in one of the most interesting journeys they ever 
performed in the country. 

^ Here, abs ! ends the story of his nsefhlness. Tempted by a Roman Cath^te 
priest, whose only end was to destroy Mr. HiH's Native Charch, Oobindo foarrelkd 
with Mr. Hill, left the Mission, and began raging^ agunst it in the most faiooa 
manner. He drew away two other Cateehbts and several of the Ohrisiiaiis with 
him ; he burned hb Bible, and openly preaohed agaimt the MUct he had professed 
and defended. He seemed to realize in fuU degree the ease of the man out of whom 
the demon had been cast, but to whom, when the heart was swept and gambhed, 
by a partial adoption of Christbn truth, the spirit had now returned with seven 
others more wicked than himself. Thus he lived for many months ; but prosperity 
did not follow him. The priest, having accomplished hb end, soon ceased to support 
him and his fellow-apostates, and they were reduced to the poorest means of earnings 
even a livelihood. But the heart raged still, and the evil passions which had been 
controlled by the Gospel, burst forth in more than their former violence. Suddenly 
the hand of the Lord was laid heavily upon him. His darling son, Simeon, the 
delight of his eyes, for whom alone in the whole world^he cared, died suddenly of 
cholera. He was thunderstruck, paralyzed ; but, when the first shock was over, 
the scales fell from his eyes, and he said, ' This b the finger of God.' He asked his 
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Mmmded him tkat be had burnt it ; but they searched, and foimd a small scrap in 
which some tobacco was wrapped. Like the prodigal, he came to himself, and 
resohed without delaj to seek the help of his first Teacher. He came to Calcutta 
attd told Mr. Lacroix the whole story. The latter gave him the reproof, the instruc- 
tion, the advice he needed, and urged him to begin again a Christian life. He gave 
Ittra a small cottage in his own garden, and endeavoured to find him work l^ which 
he could support himself. Gobindo profited by the kmdness, and was most grateful 
to his finthfnl firiend. He walked softly all his days, and, though he had no triumph 
ra death, he seemed able to cast himself upon the Saviour's mercy, and to leave the 
w(»ld ' a brand plucked from the fire.' c. Throughout his history, not only the 
Christian teaching, but the judicious counsel of Mr. Lacroix were of the greatest 
use to him ; the latter knew how to manage him, where, in his eccentricities, to give 
kin rein, and when to maintain a firm control, over him. The disciple willingly 
submitted to that control firom him, and there is no doubt that, if he was safe at last, 
it was thai eare whidi, under the Lord's blessing, saved him." 




' A FBiEKD was called some time tinoe to witaeas the death of an old devil dancer. 
The old man's son had become a Christian, and had done all he could to bring his father 
to a better mind. Once he had prevailed upon htm and his aged mother to leave 
tkair lillaga and to live with himself; but a promise from heaihMi reUtivea of 
fifteen or twenty palmyra trees (a sufficient maintenance) jnduoed him to return to* 
his old heathen practices. Soon after he sickened, and my friend saw him die h<^e» 
less. ' I^m lost, I'm utterly lost/ he said ; ' but do you,' he added, turning to hia 
•OD, * mind I am not buried by my heathen relatives : let me buried among Christians, 
and m mueh in tiie finrm of Christians as the padre will allow; and as to your sister,. 
wham I have betratlMd to a heathen, and received on aceovnt of the betrothal so 
r i^peea, break vtt the matdi ; if yon have to work nigfal and day, earn the 
f, aad pay it hmkJ And so the poor fellow did. 

" I want taeontnMtthit with the next death (as I suppose it was) that took place 
kk the same family.. It was that of this aged heathen's little graadaon. The devil 
daaeer'a son had the name of Guiupatham given him by the Catechisi, on acoovat 
of hia earnestness and devotedness. The meaning of the name is, the Minister's or 
Teadier's foot. Gurupatham's boy's name was Samuel ; I think he was his third child, 
and had nearly lost his life as soon as bom, in consequence of his father being from 
home, his mother being told by a conjuror that he would be a most unlucky child, 
and cause his father's death when about five years old. 

** The £fither returned in time to save his diild from the wicked plots of the foolish 
female neighbours. He said 'Nonsense, nonsense;' but, Christian though he was, 
and apparently incredulous, he hurried off the child to another astrologer, had his 
horoscope taken again, and learned that he would have a sickness nearly fatal when 
flour years old. 

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" But Gurapathamretarneisatuifiedtliat astrology was all trickery, and little 
Samuel lived, but lived a sickly child. 

" When about three years old, through au affection of the spine, the poor boy pined 
9way almost to nothing. His fieither one day took him on his knee, when to all 
appearance he was very near his end, and was surprised by the little fellow sajiBg, 
' Father, ciy a little for me/ This was enough to bring a quick current into 
Oarupatham*s eyes. 

" ' Stop, stop,' said the child, * that is quite enough, wipe your tears away ; I am 
^oing to my Father's house.' ' Why,' said Gurupatham, ' are you not now in jour 
father's house P' ' No,' said Samuel, ' my Father is in heaven.' He said little, if 
Anything more ; and, if I remember rightly, it was only a few moments before he 
breathed his last. 

"The next morning Gurupatham waited on the' Missionary. 'Ay-a,' he said, 
' when my little boy was ill, I made a vow that if^i^he lived I would give five rupees 
to the building of our new Church.' He was going on, when the Missionary, begin- 
ning to interrupt him as to the inexpediency of vows, if not their impropriety, in 
Christians, was in his turn interrupted by Gurupatham. ' Ay-a,' he went on to say, 
' I have made the vow, and my little Samuel, I am persuaded, does live ; I will give 
you the five rupees : no, I will give you more, seven, or more, even though I shall 
iiave to work hard for them.' The po<v fellow has given ten." — {Memoir of the late 
Bev, T, G, Bagland,) 



Tab intelligence more recently received fipom our Missions in the South 
Sea Islands is on the whole highly encouraging, In the Western groups of 
Polynesia, where our Missions have been longest established, the (gospel 
oontinues, under Ood's blessing, to exert a stronger and a wider influence 
over the minds and habits of the Native Christians ; but, in the Ea^terfk 
Oroups of the Pacific, darkness struggles with the rising lights and the 
powers of evil seem to summon all their strength in resisting the piogreaa 
of heavenly truth. In the island of Mabb, or Neztgons, as reported hj 
the Bet. S. M. Cbbagu, a fierce conflict has recently taken place between 
the Christian and the heathen party, in which the latter was humbled and 
subdued. We trust that the issue of the fight may be followed on the 
part of the conquerors by kindness and forbearance towards their enemies^ 
and that hereafter our Missionaries may have the happiness to say, 
^* Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in 

" Mar^, or Nengone, November 6th, 1861. 


" My deae Sie,— * * * On hearing that the ' John Williams ' had gone on 
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on recovering from the personal disappointment, was, What a pity that the new 
Brethren have not had a sight of heathen islands, before they settled down to their 
respective wbrk in those that are now Christian. Unless he sees the heathens as 
they really are, how can he appreciate what the Gospel has done for those whose 
children know heathenism only by name P A person visiting Rarotonga and the 
other Eastward Islands, where Missionary operations have been carried on for nearly 
a generation, cannot have the slightest idea of what they previously were. But lei 
him first come to these Islands, visited on every voyage of the ' John WiUiams/ 
and here he will see heathens in their tme character, which I need not describe ; 
and, if he is not a man of strong nerve, he will have some fears for his personal 
safety. Let him then go to the eastward, and visit the islands which have been 
Christianized for years, and it must be a marvel if, after this, his appreciation of the 
Gospel is not greatly enhanced, and his faith in the Author of the Gospel strengthened 
and increased. I understand that one of the female friends, on landing at the 
appointed Station, wept at the appearance of things; but I don't think there trould 
have been weeping if she had seen a few Nengone or Tanese heathen. * # * 


" Since I last wrote yon in April, there has been more bloodshed here. The 
heathen tribe before referred to came down on a village while most of the people 
v:ere away inland, and crnelly murdered four more of this Christianized people. 
Upon this Naiseline, the chief, and his people became the challengers. They found 
that the only way to preserve their own lives, and the lives of their wives 
and children, was to make a determined demonstration. They sent repeated 
challenges to the heathen tribe to come and meet them and let it be decided who 
were to be the conquerors. No sooner did the heathen find that the Guwahma were 
in earnest, than they all retired to one of their strongholds, and fortified the place. 
This fortress the Guwahma people determined to take. One morning at daybreak 
they commenced operations ; they completely surrounded the place, and hemmed 
the heathen in on every side. A terrible slaughter took place. Some fied, but 
those who remained were overpowered and slain. Some Guwahma people who had 
become disafiected towards Naiseline, and had joined the heathen tribe, fell with 
their fellow heathens. The person who has been the chief cause of all this blood- 
shed escaped by flight. Another man, nearly equal in importance, endearoured to 
repel the Gnwahmaites, but was overcome and slain. The number of killed on the 
heathen side we have not been able to ascertain, but I should think it would not be 
less than forty individuals. There were three of the Guwahma people killed, one of 
whom was a heathen ; another was one of the most active members of my Church. 
The bodies of these were carried home by their friends, but the body <^ the third 
was left at the place ; and I need not say that the heathens, when they returned to 
bury their dead, took that dead body and cooked and ate it. A fourth, belongmg 
to the Guwahma party, was killed by a small heathen party, who, seeing the houses 
on fire at a distance, came to render assistance to their heathen friends. Another 
poor fellow, a member of my Church, died, four days after the engagement, from a 
barbed spear-wound in his neck. 

" This figfht took place on the 28th of June. Since then there has been no more 
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established. Our people are not ssUsfied with the sppesraiiee of things ; Imt ibej 
hqpe all may end well. ^ * ^ 


*' I most now refer to the island of Uxa. We are* mndi pleased at what we 
saw there. The people are yery urgent in their request for a Bflseicmarj. One 
sees so moeh to be d<Nie on STory hand, that the thought often occnrs. Oh tliat I 
had the disposal of two bodies and minds instead of one ! We all went on shore and 
(bond the people anzioas that we shoold hold a meeting with them on the 
foUowiog daj, and we did so. The two elder^j Missionaries returned to the vessd 
(she was anchored four miles from the shore) ; we juniors slept on shore, and teed 
sumptuously through the hospitality of the Samoan Teacher. We had eonveraations 
with the Teachers and chief and important people. They told us they were often in 
great perplexity through the menaces of the French priests. I am surprised to hear 
thatthey should have recourse to such mean and contemptible threats with the inten- 
tion of intimidatmgthese poor people. They hare often threatened to l»nd and imprison 
the Teachers, and any persons who may leave them (the priests) and go over to the 
Teachers. The poor people think that their troubles from this source would be at 
an end if they only had a European Missionary. We felt much for them, and 
expressed onr sympathy with them. We conversed amongst ourselves, and agreed 
that each of us in turn should pay them a visit. Mr. Jones is to pay them the first 
visit. But we labour under a great disadvantage, as theirs is a totally different 
dialect, and we can't understand each other. We took them one young man and 
his wife as Teachers, who had been living with us for some years. I have a rerj 
high opinion of his ability and moral character. We trust and pray that they mi^ 
be usefal. They have now five Teachers, viz. : — one Samoan, one Barotongan, and 
three Nengonese. There are two Catholic priests. We trust the Direct<ffs will 
consider the claims of this island, and, as soon as possible, send a Missionary to look 
after the poor sheep. 


" Fate is another island in a most interesting state. We want two more 
Missionaries at once for that island, and I do think that if the Directors could see 
the people and hear their own story, they would send labourers forthwith. About 
seven years ago all the Teachers were removed from the island ; some were murdered 
and eaten, some died by disease, and one widow and a widower — the remnant — 
were removed in the ' John Williams ' to their respective homes. At that time 
scareely a person was favourably disposed towards the Gospel, but shcn-tly after an 
epidttnic broke out and oarried off a great number. Many who died were the most 
bitter in their opposition to the Gospel. Under the inflnenoe of this they said, 
'Let us receive the Gospel and become Christians.' They at once changed thdr 
habits, and, so for as they knew, became Christians. In 1858 they again hsd 
Teachers placed on their island— three Barotongans. One of these and his wife 
have died since. They give a most cheering aoeoont of the island; and whea 
Messrs. Murray and Geddie were there they formed a Church. At the present time 
the heathen of the island are most fovourably disposed towards the Gt)speL One 
chief in particular has made constant visits to the Teachers to make inquiries aboai 
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people. Onie Oirifiittiizedpartjsftid:-' Don't lieten to ^ If he 

reaSy wtakis yon, he'll oontinne to come. Let the sinoerity of his wish he tested.' 
He did eome tgain and again, and earnestly renewed his request, and arrangements 
were ahont to he made for a Teacher to go and live with him. Many tribes now in 
heathenism say that it is their intention to receive the Gospel as soon as European 
Missionaries arriye. And when th^ land they are all going to make a rush and 
carry off the IGssionary that best pleases them. So, yon see» they expect a number 
of Missionaries. 

" We now need four Missionaries at once ; one for Lav, one for Usa« and two for 
Faix. Lifn and Uea are comparatiyely more important that Fate, though it is 
difficult to speak of comparative importance upon such a sutgeot. * * 

" We went round to the heathen side of Nengone, in the ' John Williams,' the 
other day ; but there was such a surf on the shore that we could not land. Mr. Jones 
and I are going round tbere shortly in the new boat, provided for the Mission by 
the Juvenile Missionary Society connected with Pitt Street, Sydney. Nine poor 
creatures of the tribe to^ which we intend going were killed a montii or two ago. 
The chief at the Bay, where Teavae lives, is still a heathen as well as his people. The 
Bomish priests have made efforts to obtain a footing amongst the heathens, but as 
yet without success. 

" Daring the last twelve months many individuals have joined us from the 
heathen. This is cheering, and an evidence that the Gospel is secretly winning its 

^ The mortality has been very gpreat, since my last report, from the measles. But 
we have cause to be thankful, when we hear from Aneiteum that quite one-third of 
the entire population has been carried off, as our mortality has not been nearly so 

''Mrs. Creagh's boarding school increases in interest. The children in the 
common school would all, if they could, come into our home school; and the parents 
seem to have a hicrher estimate of education. 


" Our printing press has done a considerable amount of work. We have, during 
the year printed 5000 copies of a Lifn school book, 24 pages ; 4000 copies of 
Matthew's Gospel, in Nengonese, 73 pages, 12mo; 2000 copies of a hymn book, in 
Nengonese,! 44 pages, 16mo.; 1000 copies of a Uea book, 24 pages ; and 2000 copies 
of Acts, in Nengonese, 72 pages. John's Gospel is all but finished ; two or three weeks 
more and all will be done— 400O copies, about 110 or 112 pages. We have received 
sevenl grants of paper from the Bible Society ; this we use for the Scriptures 
exchutvefy. We shall be glad if you will send us some printing paper for ordinary 
me, m we h»ve bnt fiitle left. 

" Believe me,. 

"My dearfiKr, 

" Yours obediently and finthfoUy, 
" Bet. Db. Tidmajt." (Signed) " Stbphmt M. Cbeagh. 

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" Raiatea, Soath Pacific, March, 29th, 1B62. 

" My dbar Sie— On the 28th January laat, our aged Brethren, Rev. G. Piatt 
and Rev. C. Barff, accompanied by myself, left Raiatea m the ' John Williams ' for 
the purpose of visiting the islands of the Austral Group. 

" I have been requested to write the report of these visits, which I do with much 
pleasure^ as all our visits, except one, have been attended with very great gratifica- 

" The first island we visited was Rubutu. This beautiful little island is well 
known on account of the references to it in Williams's ' Enterprises,' and Ellis's 
' Researches.' 

" We found things here in a very pleasing state. The population is increasing, 
being now nearly 700. Although there are only about 160 Church Members, we 
have much encouragement in the fact that there are 400 children and young persons 
in attendance at the schools. Whilst we were there, the school feast and examination 
took place, and I shall not quickly forget the interesting sight. The order and 
cleanlineFs of the children, togetdier with the satisfactory manner in which the 
examination passed off, reflect much credit on the care and diligence of the Teacher. 

" We ordained and left a Native Teacher as Co-Pastor on this island under very 
favourable circumstances, and received two candidates for the Institution at Tahaa. 

'* Th3 people here, in their contributions to the Society, followed out the old 
Scriptural plan, ' Such as I have I give unto thee.' Their contribution was, 100 
native baskets from the children, upwards of 100 pieces of native cloth, and nearly 
200 walking-sticks of the wood (iron-wood) formerly used for spears, from the adults. 

" After leaving Rurutu the next island we visited was Rimataba. 

" At this island we received a most hearty welcome, a& did the Native Teacher 
we took. The population of this island, the chief told us, is 600, which is perhaps 
too high a computation. There are 100 Church-members, and 117 Scholars. 

" Political dissensions between the principal chief and his brother have done much 
mischief in disturbing the tranquillity and destroying the unity of the inhabitants 
of this island. It is pleasing, however, to find that some things are progressing here. 
At each of the three settlements they have built an exceedingly pretty and substantial 
stone chapel. The completed ones are comfortably and elegantly fitted up. In viewing 
them I know not which was greatest, gratification or astonishmeut. I had to ask 
many questions to believe that the work I saw was the work of natives, only 
assisted by their Rarotongan Teacher. Those who have seen most of the chapels 
in the South Seas, said that none of the others approached these, either in 
building or in fittings. These surpass them, and sure I am that many chapels in 
England would be thrown into the shade by the little chapels belonging to this 
remote island in the far-off Pacific. It was our privilege and joy to open two of 
these chapels, Ebenezer and Zion, for the worship of God. In the latter, at the 
conclusion of the opening services, we ordained a Native Teacher as Co-Pastor in the 
work of the ministry on this island. 

" A larg^ quantity of arrowroot and native cloth was presented to the Society as 
contributions from the natives, who likewise gave us a large feeding, consisting of 
pigs, fowls, and vegetables, which were passed over to the ship. 

*' Having completed our engagements, and much delighted with our visit, we left 
the island and set sail for Tupuai. 

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*' This 18 ft romftntic little island, with a population of abont 250. It has been for 
many years nnder tbe French protection, for which, by-the-bye, they pay very 
dearly. The Native Teacher," who was ordained under the French government, and 
in no way whatever connected with car Society, turned out a worthless and vile 
fellow, so much so that on one occasion, when in Tahiti, the French Governor had 
him put in irons, and deprived him of his pastoral office. Now an unordained native 
is coqimissioned by the Crovemor to superintend the Church and administer its ordi- 
nances. Things are in a very low state. The natives have been much influenced 
by Mormons, and now seem estranged from us. Tbe number of Church-members 
is 30, and of Scholars 29. Here we had bitterly to grieve over the sad state of thiDgs. 
We had no Teacher for them, neither could we obtain any young man from amongst 
th^m to educate as a Native Teacher. I pray that better days may speedily dawn 
npon this lovely little island. 

" Rafa was the next island we visited. This is a most rugged and picturesque 
island, but has very little soil available for cultivation, cousequently the natives 
have to work harder here for their daily bread than in most of the islands. However 
hard they may kbonr, they cannot get much above the level of poor in regard to 
this world's goods, on account of the scanty resources of the island, and cousequently 
the little attraction offered to vessels for the purpose of trade. 

" But the people gave us a most hearty reception, and were glad to see their fellow 
islander, who had finished his course of study, and came back to them as their 
Native Teacher. Their joy, in this instaneer was increased, because the^ have been 
without any Teacher for some years. They have erected two new chapels, one of 
stone, the other wattled and plastered. Although they are both rather low, they 
are a decided improvement on the old ones. There are altogether four chapels^ but 
these two are the principal, the others being for the natives when going roand the 
island. There are likewise four schools, but only two principaL The population is 
about 360. The number of Church-members is 135, and of Scholars 40. The 
natives here are desirous of doing something for the Society ; but, on account of the 
paucity of their resources, it is a difficult matter. The experiment is being made 
to see if anything can be done with candle-nut oil to make it available for this 
purpose. It is well for them that the desire is in their heart. We were 
thoroughly pleased to see signs of progress amongst the inhabitants of this island, 
which, on account of its distance, has been much neglected. The natives of this 
island very gladly availed themselves of the opportunity of sending one of their 
numb^ to Tahaa for training. 

*' HavuQg settled all our business here, and being much pleased with our visit, we 
turned ii<»rthwards to sail to Baiyayai, or High Island. 

" We found the natives of this picturesque island waiting to receive us. This 
island has lately been brought under the French Protectorate, very much against 
the wish of the inhabitants, who number about 400. But what is the handful 
of people on thi^ island to say or do against that mighty empire, France P Although 
resistance on their part would be quite useless, one cannot but be surprised that an 
e^ipire of the sway and pretensions of France should condescend to such acts of 
petty theft as the one here instanced. 

" The attachment of the people to us and to the Gospel remains firm and stead- 
fast. They have not had any Pastor regularly to look after them for some time until 
the one whom we have now ordained. The number of Church-members is 112, and 
of Scholars 160. 

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"They have coDtcted between 60 And 70 dollan in money, ttfowroot^ Ae. 
for tke London Missionflry Society, whiok is for them a huge earn m a 

"HaringTitited onr devoted brother the Eer. W. Howe, in Tahiti, and bid adien 
to oor venerable brother the Rev. 0. Barff at Hoahine, the Bev. G. Piatt and 
myeelf, through the mercy of God, bnded safely in Baiatea, on Mardi 13th, after 
an abeance of forty-foar dayi, during wfaich time we sailed at least dOOO miles. 
" With kmdest regards to yourself and the other Direeton, 

*' I remain, 

** My dear Sir, 

" Tours fidthftdly, 
** Bsv. Da. TiBMAK." (^gned) " Gbobgb Moxus. 


Thx ordination of Mr. O. O. Newport, of Cheshunt College, as a Mission- 
ary to India, took place at Crossbrook Congregational Church, Cheshunt, 
on Wednesday evening, July 80th. The introductory service was con- 
ducted by the Bev. TJrijah B. Tliomas, of Bedland Park, Bristol. The 
field of labour was described by the Bev. J. O. Whitehouse, and the 
questions proposed by the Rev. Dr. Tidman. The Bev. Thomas Hill^ of 
Cheshunt, offered the ordination prayer. The charge was ddivered by 
Bev. J. Bowland, of Henley, Mr. Newport's former pastor, wfa<^ in tiM 
name of several membmrs of his Church, presented Mr. N. with some 
appropriate and useful volumes. The Bev. J. 8. BusseU, of Edmonton, 
concluded the s^vice by prayer. 

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87 4 1 

MrTw. Morton „. 

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GlenoTohjr CAwpeL 

Bar. B. GOaptOB. 

On acooant 5 17 


B«T. J. F. Gueneil. 

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A. Z. 

AuxUienr Sode^, per 

lAon Walk, per 
J. Wleks, wq^, oa 

J. atarllBJL fiC- n U 9 


Beq. 100 


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BrIghtOB fl 5 


Anxllisry floeletgr. 

per Her. J. I>. De- 

▼les 50 

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Lldsume. for t 

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Mrs. Lea.. 
School B 

Annual 8i 
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JoSin. 1 





Hrs. ] 
for Mad 

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PabUe M( 
Mrs. Jonc 


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To the Fund for 
\Tidows, aiid Dis- 
abled Hlistonariei, 
lest dull... ..80 

To the Nonfood 
AuxUlary, lees 
duty .^^ 18 



phena' Fund. 

Mn. F. Whltlaw 




Lemuiy of the late 
lees dat7 tMd ex- 
penses M » 



Inrestment of the 
lata Miss U. 
Roberts, for the 
Support of a Na- 
tive Teacher, and 
two Native Girls 
iiiliidia(half-year) 9 U 


^ of late Mr. 


and Hiss J>unQiuslOO 


Bev. J. Innei. 

Colleotlon 18 

For the Native Boy, 

John Paul, at 

FareychBiey tio o 

5/. 15«. 


ne QMinta» near Chirk. 




Ber. J. Hawkins. 

HlsslonarySermons 8 8. 

Ditto Boxes J 10 

H. Mllward. Esq. ... 10 
Bzs. \U.ld.iU.U.^d. 


HaUfiix DIttriH. 

Per U. J. PhUbrick, Esq. 

Square Bead Ohoreh. 

Bev. W. Boberte. 

CoUeelions, Jooe 
15tb 100 15 

Sion ChapeL 

GoUoetions, June 

16th 81 

Ditto. AnnualMeet- . ^ 

log! 7 7 

Harrison Bead OhapeU 
Bev. J. 0. Gray. 

Snbeeription, per 

OoUeetions, June 

S 810 

Luddenden Iiort, 

Bev. Arthnr HaU. 

Spedal Contrlbn- 
tions. for Bible 
Fand Distribntion 


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BtaMnffleif, near Leedt, 
Hro. Sedman ...(D.) 78 9 


Mrs. Pritchard's 

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Free Ohnreh, Fort* 

roee 1 8 

Mr. K. Maokentie... 1 
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Ohnreh 6 

Free ditto l is 



IndependentOhnroh 7 

Free ditto f 10 

Bethel Boom 9 

A Friend... 

Youths' Society, for 
Beligious Purpo- 

Annan. Hits C. 
Whyte, for India 
and Africa 

Female Missionary Society. 

For Native Teacher. 

Adam Lind 10 

For Orplian Girl at 

Benares 8 


Congregational Church. 
1 8 

Annual Meeting 

Sums received after 


Duneanston District 

Prayer Meeting ... 
Half of Tulloohleys 

District Prayer 



Missionary Boxes. 

Miss I. Craig 11 

MlssM. Bonald 10 

Miss E. Bald.. S . 

Edinburph AnzUiaiy 


Messrs. T. ft A. Gal- 
lander. Leith 6 C 

Fbr Native Teacher, Path- 

Mrs. Swan, St. An- ^ ^ ^ 

drews 10 

Bev. W. Swan, Edin- 
burgh » 10 

J^ Jfr. MuOene, Caleutta. 

Rev. W. Swan. EdiP- 

burgh „ 


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District are reqn 
note that, Mr. W.I 
having relinquls] 
office of Treasure] 
butions should be 
the present Treasi 
8. Mack. Esq.. 8. 81 

QUmourton, near 

Collection at Weekl 
Prajrer Meetinf 
Ibr India.... 




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Mr.J.MleUe . 

... I 

LES. i 



PIU Street Juvenile 
Society, per Mr. 
J. WUllams. for 
the Support of 
ChUdren at Marc 50 


Per B. Smith. Baq. 


Bev. A. Goamao. 

hath School, per 
S.L.BirtohneII... S • 


Sabbath School. p«r ^ „ ^ 
Miss Duncan IS 

7 11 S 


Congregational Chapel. 

Bev. A. Dnnlop. 

Bible Glass too 


Bev. A. Noble. 

Colleotloa 4 7 8 


"BjbY. G. Saunders. 

Contributions 18 9 

New Deer, 

Bible and Mission- 
ary Society, per 
Mr. J. Ironside, 
for China 6 

Idyuids' .....10 


MoKillop Street Coagrega- 


Ooneeted by^Miss 

DaTls. for Native 

Teacher .^ 10 o 

Ladies* Working 

Party, for Native 

Student under the 

oareof Ber.J. L. 

Green. Tahaa 10 

OoUeeted by Mrs. 

CuwttSil^ ditto. 10 


"S.'SsrSSS: . „ . 

LiTU 8 

80 !•> o 

Lest Exchange., o ii o 

ContrUmiiont in aid qf the Society will he thanftfulty received by Sir Cutting Bardley Sardley, Bart. 
Treaeurer, and Rev. Ebenezer Front, at the Mission Housf, Blofufield-street, Fin^ury, London i Vy 
James 8. Mack, Esq., S.S.C, 2, St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh; Robert Goodurin, R^q., «5, George- 
street, and Religious InHituUon Rooms, It, South Hanover-street, Glasgow; Rev» Alex. King, Metro- 
politan Hall, Dublin ; and by Rev. John Hands, Brooke Fille, Monkstoum, near Dublin, Post-Office 
Orders should be in favour of Rev. Bbenexer Prout, and payable at the General Post Offiee* 


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Bt the last mail from Mauritius, the Directors received very gratifying 
and satisfactory communications from the Ber. Williah Ellis^ dated 
Aktakanarito, July 2nd. Our friend arriyed in the capital on the 
16th June, and the information which he supplies includes the eyents of 
the first fortnight of his residence. Our Christian readers cannot fail to 
rejoice and give thanks to God, who watched over the life and health of 
His servant, both by sea and by land, and carried him in safety to the 
interesting and important scene of his destination ; and their gratitude 
will be heightened as they read his statement of the cordiality and joy 
with which he was received at Antananarivo, both by the King and the 
officers of Government, as well as by the Pastors and Members of the 
Native Churches. The deep anxiety of the people, as intimated by Mr. 
Ellis, for the arrival of the Missionaries, and the supply of the Sacred Scrip- 
tures which they had the happiness to convey, has long ere this been 

The letter of the Bev. Eobebt Tot, which we subjoin, informs us that 
he and his companions arrived safely at Maubitixts on the 15th July. 
They sailed for Madagascar on the 5th August, and probably reached 
Takatatjs within two or three days, and proceeded without delay to the 

Nothing could be more auspicious than the commencement of the 
Mission ; and we trust that that gracious Saviour who so long watched 
over the interests of His people in Madagascar, when exposed to the fury 
of malignant persecution, will now, by His gracious Spirit, guard and 
preserve them amidst the perils attendant upon peace and prosperity. We 
hope by the next mail to receive additional communications firom Mr. Ellis 
and our Missionary Brethren. 

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** Antananarivo, Jdy 2nd, 1862. 
" My deab Fbibnd, — The very short notice I have received of an opportunity of 
sending to Mauritius, will allow me to do little more than inform you of my arrival 
and prospects here, in the hope of heing in a very short time able to send yon 
accounts more ample and not less encouraging. 


" I left Tamatave for the capital on the 31st of May, our journey occupying fifteen 
days, three of which were Sabbaths, so that we were twelve days travelling. We 
had public worship each Sunday, and on the first Sunday in the month I adminis- 
tered the Lord's Supper to six oommunicants, who formed part of our numerous 


" Thirty miles from the capital, a large number of Christians from Antananarivo 
met me near one of the villages of Imerina. As we approached they commenced 
singing a hymn of praise to God, in which the Christians who were with me joined, 
till we met and halted. The two pastors who were with them said they were sent 
by their Brethren and the Churches to bid me welcome, assure me of the general 
joy among them which my arrival would produce, and bear me company to the 
capital. We travelled together till we reached AiabatoMiiBgn, twenty miles from 


** Here we reeted for the Sonday, where we had large congregations both morning 
and evening. Shortly before the evening service, seven officers, one of high rank, 
from the palace, arrived. They said they were sent by the King to meet me, bmt 
would not enter upon any arrangements on that day, as it was the Lord's day. In 
about a quarter of an hour after this they came to our worship^ in whieh thej 
joined with earnest cheerfuUiess. I had spent Sunday at the same village on my 
way up in 1856. l^hen, a few Christians came by stealth, and we met for prayer at 
night. JVoto, the chief room in the largest house in the place was opened in broad 
day, and was thronged with simple and devout worshippers, while numbers crowded 
round on the outside. 


** The next morning the officers delivered a letter from the King, and another from 
the Principal Secretary of State, bidding me welcome, and informing me of the 
King's wish that I should enter Antananarivo that day. Soon after nine o'clock we 
set out, quite a large company, for each officer had his palanquin-bearers and 
attendants, and we were not less than 200 persons. About two we reached the 
suburbs, and I was greeted by multitudes gathered in their courtyards, and ott the 
walls, as I passed along, till I reached a very comfortable house, which the King had 
appointed for my residence, not far from the palace. The King and Queen, and the 
nobles of the court, received me with great friendliness and pleasure at the palace 
the next day, and expressed themselves gratified with my communications respecting 
the friendship of the English, the interest taken in their welfare, and the endeavours 
the Society were making to eld in extending the blessmgs of Christianity and 
education, as the best means of promoting the permanent welfare of the people. 
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±o Madagaseftr with the snpplj of b^oks, scbool maienalfl, and printing apparatus, 
f^liieh the J would brings, both King^ and Q jeen thanked me for the communication 
I had made, and requested me to assure their friends that it was peculiarly 
^ratifyin^ to them. The Prime Minister, the Commander-in-Chief, the first Officer 
of the Palace, and other higrh authorities, some of them apparently most earnest 
Ohristians, were equally cordial in their welcomes, and in their conferences with me 
at their own residences, in which I have been their gfuest. 


'* For more than a week ny house was continually thronged with Christian 
frienda from diflevent parts of the capital, or from Christian families ftom the 
numerous Tillages in the suburbs, all expressing their joy at my arrival, as an 
earnest of their again enjoying the advantage of the teaching and assistance of 
IBnglisk Missionaries* as well as the extension of schools, and the acquisition of the 
BiMe, for which their desire is meet urgent. 


" The chief disi^pointment they feel arises from my having no copies of the 
Seripturee« They had learned by my letters from Mauritius that I was ooming 
alone, and that the Mtsnowiriefl were to follow ; but thty expected, and most 
urgently do they need, the Holy Scriptures. In some entire congregations there is 
not a copy ; and they only hear them read when a minister or friend from the capital 
comes to them i and yel thehr faith is simple, tertpturcU, and firm ; no deviation in 
iheir teaehing or belief from the great essential truths of the Gospel ; no visionary 
or orratie opinions <m the sulgeet of religion, which seems to be with them a simple, 
sincere, earnest^ personal concern. 


'' I have been two Sabbaths in'the capital, and have attended two of thttr places 
of worship — rustic, temporary buildings— houses enlarged by taking oat the ends 
and forming two or more together, and taking down the front wall, and spreading 
out a screen of rushes. At Analakely more than 1500 were present^ and scarody 
fewer at Amparimhk These places are filled soon after daybreak on Sunday, and 
continue crowded, with not more than an interval of a couple of hevrs, till fiva in 
the afternoon ; not, indeed, with the same audience^ but with snceessive oongrega* 
tions. On each of the Sabbaths I have tkken part in these serrioes, reading the 
Malagasy Scriptures, delivering a short discourse in broken Malagasy, but in which 
the pastors encourage me by saying they understand it, and the people are glad. I 
also pray partly in English and partly in Malagasy. No description can convey to 
you any correct idea of the seriousness, attention, apparent devotion, and de^ 
feeling of these assemblies during the time of worship. Some of the pastors are 
with me every ^ay ; but we have not been able to hold a general meeting yet, thon^^ 
they greatly desire it. 


" I am occasionally sent for by the King or some of the high officers^ and I have 
for some short time past attended the King at his house daily, from one to three 
o'clock, to read English with him. We read together out of a large quarto Bible, 
OB the outside of whkh is inseribed in gilt letters, ' Presented to Badama, King of 

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Madagascar, by the London Mbsionaiy Society, 1821.' A nnmber of officorg, some 
of thera Christians, are generally present, and we frequently converse on what we 
have read. I have also^ every forenoon at my house, eleven or twelve sons of the 
chief nobles and officers, who come to learn English an honr and a half daily. They 
will be the fntare rulers of the country. They accompany me to the chapel, and 
sometimes to my readings with the King. Last Sunday, with His Majesty's 
approval, I held divine service at the King's house at three o'clock in the afternoon. 
His Majesty, some of his high officers, all my pupils, and a number of others, were 
present. I read in the Old and New Testament ; we sang twice, I prayed, partly in 
English and partly in Malagasy, concluding with the Lord's Prayer in Malagasy, and 
occupied about a quarter of an hour in an address from 1 Tim. i. 15 : ' This is a fiuthful 
saying, and worthy of aU acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save 
sinners.' This was faithfully translated by Ra Haniraka. All were very attentive. 
I was informed that the Eong expressed his i^proval, and I hope to be permitted 
to continue the service. I have seen nothing yet to diminish the high opinion I 
had formed of the strength and purity of the religious feeling among the people. 


** We most not conclude that all are genuine converts ; but I believe future yean 
will prove that many are walking in newness of life and spiritual fellowship with 
Christ. The Christians are indeed numerous, for they may be counted by thousands 
in the land. Still, they are only a minority in the general population, and this 
probably operates &vourably in stimulating them to watchfulness, earnestness, and 
sincerity in their profession of Christianity. Most fervently do I desire, and most 
earnestly would I pray, that the Brethren on their way may come to them in the 
fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ. 


" I have applied for, and have obtained from the King, the ground on which 
Mr. Griffiths' house and school formerly stood (both were burnt), and also the 
ground on which the printing establishment stood. These are among the most 
eligible spots in the city ; and other arrangements are in progress. I hare received 
no tidings from England since those dated 26th of March, at wliich time the 
Missionaries had not left ; nevertheless, I hope they will soon reach the island. 
The King has appointed some excellent officers to conduct them to the capital. 


** There are a number of Roman Catholic priests, and some Sisteis of Charity, 
here, and more are very shortly expected ; but scarcely any of the people attend 
their services. The attachment of the people to the Bible— their only light, 
support, and friend, during the long night of persecution which has just passed 
away, together with the remembrance of former times when their* eyes saw their 
Teachers, are undoubtedly among the chief causes of the strong desire for, and 
confidence in, the English Protestant Missionaries whom they are expecting. 


** The Christians will want much assistance, for the widows and orphans among 
them are many ; and the losses and sufferings of twenty-six rears, during parts of 

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which many of them had not where to lay ihdr heads, has not led them many 
resources, and they 'anzionsly and confidently look to England for help. Four 
churches must be bailt over the conspicuous spots on which the martyrs died, and 
they will he occupied by many who were their companions in the faith and tribulation 
of the Grospel of Christ. 

'' But I have not time now to enlai^ on these or any other topics connected with 
this, the most attractive and important field that ever invited the labours of the 
Christian Missionary. I have only been able to sketch very briefly and slightly the 
outlines of the prospect which Madagascar presents, with a hasty allusion to my 
own proceedings thus far. I ask on behalf of the young but vigorous Churches, 
and the outlying and unconverted multitudes of the Malagasy, the fervent and 
continued prayers of the Churches at home, and beg to remain, 

" Very faithfully yours, 

" Rev. De. Tidman." (Signed) " William Ellis. 


"Port Louis, Mauritius, August 5th, 1862. 

" My deab Sib, — We arrived here on Thursday morning, the 15th July, after a 
voyage of ninety-three days from London ; all well, except Mrs. Toy, who suf- 
fered a great deal through illness during the latter half of the voyage. She is, 
however now, I am happy to say, quite recovered. We have been detained here 
much longer than we anticipated, waiting for a suitable ship to take us to Tamatave. 
We have now taken berths in the ' Jessy Byrne,' and expect to sail in the course of 

** On landing we found that Mr. EiUs , previous to his departure, had made all 
necessary arrangements for our stay here, and had left us full instructions for our 
guidance during the remaining portion of our journey. We have received a moat 
hearty welcome firom all classes of persons, and everything that was possible has 
been done to render our visit agreeable. 

" The intelligence from Madagascar continues to be most favourable. Mr. Ellis 
has reached Antananarivo without accident, and has been gladly received. * * 

" The Bishop of Mauritius is at present at the capital of Madagascar. He intends 
making arrangements for establishing a Mission Station there in connection with 
the Church of England. Should he succeed in his object, and be guided by the 
Divine Spirit in his choice of Missionaries, thoroughly evangelical in their prin- 
ciples, and their hearts filled with love towards God and love for souls, we need not 
regret the step he is about to take. There is the more need for such assistance 
just now, on account of the activity displayed by the Church of Bome. In addition 
to those priests who have already reached the Island, others are said to be now on 
their way thither. 

" With very kind regards, in which all the Brethren unite, 

'* I remain, dear Sir, yours very truly, 

^' Bbv. Db. Tidmak." (Signed) " Bobbbt Tot. 

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Fboh the MAUEiTrufl " OvEBLAiTD CoMHXBciAL Gazette " OF 9th Aca., ISfiS- 
'^The following letter, written in English, which was received to-day, maj be 
nsefal to persons in the Manritins intending to be present at the coronation of tb 
King of Madagascar : — 

" * Antananarivo, 15th Jane, 1862. 
'' ' Sir,— I have received the Gazettes that you sent me. Please accept my thaob 
for them. I have farther to inform you that the Coronation of Radamft IL wOl 
take phice on his birthday, the 23rd of September, 1862, and not in August. Please 
to make this known to the English traders in Tamatave. 
•"Tonr friend, 

^' * Ba Hanieaea, 15th Honor, 
*' ' Principal Secretary for Foreign Affiora.' " 


OiTB indefatigable friend, Db. Locxihabt, eontinnes diligently to prosecate 
his work of mercy at the Capital ; and from his last letter, which we now 
insert, dated May 28th, it will be seen that his hands are full of labour- 
that he is visited by three or four hundred sufferers daily — and that to 
many he has, through God's great goodness, afforded the most effectual 
relief under the different maladies by which they were oppressed ; while it 
is peculiarly gratifying to learn that the subjects of his medical labours 
are deeply thankful for the exercise of his skill and benevolenee. We 
«annot but earnestly hope that his great success may be the means, at an 
early day, of introducing the direct labours of Christian Missionaries ; 
and that, as the inhabitants of Peking have witnessed the benefits that flow 
from Christian skill and benevolence, so they may listen with a willing 
and reverential mind to the proclamation of the Divine and gracious 
doctrines of the Gospel 5 and this expectation is justified by the expe- 
rience of our Brethren in all the provincial cities in which they have com- 
menced their labours. 

*' Peking, May 28th, 1862. 
' ^ My deab Fbibkd— * * The weather is becoming warm, and some days it 
has been very hot — the thermometer being at 90 in the shade ; bnt this does not last 
long, only for a day or two, and then it is cool again. The regular hot weather 
begins at the end of Jane or early in July, 


** lILj woilc goes on as nsval. I have 300 and 400 patients a^ay, sometimes 
more, and on the hot days it is difficult to get through the work; bnt I always carry 
it through, and then I can rest when it is over. 

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** I told you fdme time ago tbet a patient had ptxt up a tablet, exprewhre of grati- 
tude for benefit derired from a eerious operation that had been performed. A 
Mcoad tablet w« put up by a mtan who had his eyes operated on ; and kst week a 
reapeetal^ effieer put up a large and reiy handsome tablet, all gilt aad orBamented, 
eft aoeount of relief firom partial blindness. He had been a patient for nine months, 
and can now resunM his office. The tablets are of wood, about fife feet bng, well 
laoqueied ot ramished ; in the centre of this are four large characters, gilt, to the 
eflfoet, ' The golden Tirtue of the penrading genius/ or in plain teme, The precious 
aiedieme of the surgeon who had attended to hhn. Then at the s^es or ends, in 
•mall characters, is my name, the name of the hospital, Ac., and on the otiier end, 
tlie officer's name, place of birth, and date when his ' respectful memorial ' was 
oflbred. This is placed horizontally o?er a deor in one of the entrance-passages, and 
people eommg in stop and look at this and the Others. 


** I have been operating a good deal for cataract lately, and many of the blind 
have been restored to eight. Some have gone home, and many are still living here. 
A boy was operated on by breaking up a double cataract — that is, one in each eye. 
He is sixteen years of age, and has been blind since his second year ; he can now see# 
and having been blind since he was a baby it is a new world to him. He is an orphan, 
and got his liviug by begging ; a nice lad — I am keeping him at present, and do not 
like to turn him on the streets. Perhaps tliey will do something for him in the 
Legation, or I shall get some employment for him if I can. Three women have been 
living here — one was the woman on whom I some time since performed an operation 
for tumour ; another little tumour made its appearance, and I took it away also. She 
has now gone home ; her husband also was relieved from opium-smoking by staying 
here, and they are now a grateful family. Another woman came from the country ; 
in her case I made an artificial pupil, and she was restored to sight. A third had 
two cataracts extracted, and can now see : she came in quite blind ; her eyes are not 
yet quite well, and she remains for the present. So that you see the women are 
not afraid to come and slay at the place; they find that they are kindly treated 
and that no one is allowed to interfere with them. 

" A young lady in a rich family in the province of Honan was lately brought 
here by her mother to see if I could do anything for her ; she is hopelessly blind, but 
her motiier says she wiehes to atteadfbr a time, aad thus try if anythmg can be 
dose for her. They come in theb carriage, aaid ere Teiy- handsomely dnBsed, bemg 
.panoBS of distinction. 


'' I bare lately inixedueed vaceination here. looenlatioii is constantly practised, 
hot they soon saw the advantage of Tacoination, and many little Mies are now broaght 
to me to be vaccinated. I am enabled to begin this pnictice, having received some 
vaccine lymph from Dr. Kerr, Medical Missionary of the American Presbyterian 
Miesion at Canton. I shall go on with this process as long as I can. 


*^Seferal opium emokers have been delivered from the evil habit, "but I do not 
take all the appliaante^ as the care of them is very troublesome. Unless I knoir 
iomething of tiiem I will not give them my attention, for it is very annoying and 

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difOonragiDgi after the expendiiare of much eare and me^dne, to find tliat tliej 
have not the reeolation to carry through their own deliverance. 

"Jane 2nd. Ab yet I have not deem^ it advisable to have a pnblic religions senrioe 
in the place, bat broad sheet tracts are pasted on the walls of the snrgery and male and 
female waiting-rooms ; also short expositions of the GKmpel, which Mr. Edkins dieir 
up and had written for me in large characters, on sheets of red paper, the Ten Coni- 
mandments. Lord's Prayer, &c., &c ; these are much read. Tracts are also placed on 
the tables of the waiting-rooms, and given freely to patients, and Scriptures given to 
officers and literary men. The establishment is known to be a religions one—that 
the work is done because the Christian religion enjoins on its followers the love of their 
fellow men, and the desire to help them. This idea is kept before the mmds of the 
people, and hence all remuneration is distinctly declined, as it is a service that can- 
not be paid for in money. It is true that I lire next to the Legation and attend H, 
but it is known that I am not an official. 

" Mr. Bruce does not wish the hospital to be thought political, but simply what 
it is — a religious establishment. He says it is the thin end of the wedge to intro- 
duce Christianity, and that the people, seeing what our religion leads us to do, may 
be led to look at the doctrines of the religion itself. He kindly says that I am doing 
more for opening Peking than the Legation can do. 

** Bat Peking will be open to all Missionaries ere long ; the restriction is only 
for a time, so as to let affiiirs gradually become straight. We are much watched 
herei and it is well not to cause excitement, but let the work gradually find its way, 
and the hospital is doing that. 

" I r^oice to hear of what God is doing in Madagascar, and that prayer for that 
land has thus been answered. I trust our dear Brother Ellis is kept in safety, and 
will be very useful and successful there. How glad of heart he must be at what 
he by this time sees there ! 

'^"I remain yours very truly, 

•*Rbv. Db. Tidman.** (Signed) "W. Lockhabt. 


OuB esteemed Brother, the Bbt. Db. LsaaB, has forwarded the lengthened 
and well coDsidered oommunication which we now lay before onr readers, 
relative to the hoBiilities directed by the British and French forces 
against the Tae-ping Loisurgents. The long residence of Dr. Legge 
in China, extending to nearly twenty years, his extensive knowledge 
of the people, their language, superstitions, and government, together 
with his comprehensive and sound judgment, give to his views great value 
and importance. 

Li former years the avowed policy of the British Gt>vemment was that 
of strict neutrality, and, so long as this was observed, no direct hostilities 
of the Tae-pings were directed against our countrymen. But the threatened 
attack of the insurgents on the Imperial forces in Shanghae and oth^ cities 
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from the neutralitj heretofore maintained. The plea on which we hare 
employed onr arms against the insurgents is that of protecting the interests 
of British commerce ; but it may be apprehended that to effect this suc- 
cessfully (to say nothing in regard to justice or sound policy) will require 
a much larger force than is at present found in China. Prom the events 
which have transpired in Ningpo, it is obvious also, that the Imperial forces 
are quite unable to maintain the conquests which British arms may achieve 
on their behalf, and that the oppressive and cruel conduct of the Mandarins 
towards their fellow subjects can scarcely be exceeded by the iron and des* 
tructive rule of the Tae-pings. 

In the view of these strange complications the Ohristian can find a ground 
of hope only in the assurance that the Lord reigneth; that He will 
make '* the wrath of man to praise Him, and the remainder of wrath He 
will restrain." 

" Hong Kong, July 11th, 1862. 
' " Dbab Bbothsb, — I was mach grieved to hear that our own government has 
approved in Parliament of Admiral Hope's proceedings, and still more to read in 
various newspapers accounts all on one side, about the rebels, intended to justify the 
most violent and vigorous proceedings iigainst them, I wish by this opportunity to 
offer to you some dispsssionate observations on the course of [action recommended, 
and I shall not be sorry if you think it advisable to give them a greater publicity. 

** I do not take this matter in hand as an apologist for the religious views nud 
political course of the Tae-pings. It is assumed by many that Missionaries have 
been and still are their advocates, in spite of the plain witness of undeniable and 
melancholy facts. I do not wonder that some should do so ; they are under the 
influence of a foregone conclusion — the result of ignorance, I will suppose, rather tlian 
of malice — namely, that Missionaries, as a class, are weak and ignorant men, with 
a tendency to fanaticism. 


' The utmost that can be alleged against Missionaries is, that when the rebel 
movement first came prominently before the world, in 1853, after the capture of 
Nanking, many of them hailed the religious sentiments expressed in the tracts 
and manifestoes of their leaders, much wondering whereunto they would g^w, 
and hoping as they wondered. When they knew that portions of the Word of 
God were printed and circulated without note or comment, they rejoiced exceed- 
ingly—and strange it wonid have been if they had not done so; bnt when, in 
the course of time, the blossom of promise connected with the movement began 
to wither and die, their regret was corresponding to the hopeful interest which they 
had previously cherished ; and as they had opportunity, they remonstrated with the 
Tae-pings themselves, nor did they hide anything which they knew from the public. 
As I carefnlly send my thoughts back over the last nine years, I can single out from 
amongst the Missionary body in China, bnt one solitary eccentric exception to the 
-statement just given. 

" Perhaps you will allow me to refer to some letters from my own pen whicfc 

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were published with referenee to the rebels. The earBeat of whieh I ht^e a eopj» ^ 
written in Janaary, 1854, and appeared in the ' E?angelieal Magazine ' fbr April <if 
that year; it was composed when wonder and hope predominated, yet I then said, 
' I do not wish to be understood as prepared to give any opinion as to the extent to 
which these people appreciate and are influenced by the holy and spiritaal principles 
of onr religion. All these things are elements ont of which much error and oon- 
insion may grow, and, knowing their existence, we cannot but fear lest the religion 
of the masses become a fknaticism rather than the intelligent futh of the Gospel 
which we ehonld delight to recognise.' In July of the same year I wrote Bf^mn, 
tktti : ' Two points seem to be established ; first, that the religion of the insurgents 
is running into a wild and blasphemous fanaticism; and second, that they have 
assumed an attitude of determined hostility to foreigners. From the first I professed 
my disbelief in the revelations to which Hung Sew-tseuen, their chief, laid claiaa, 
and my horror of his asserting a peculiar brotherhood with our Lord. Objeetire 
truths from any other source but the Bible are to be traced to madness, delusion, or 
imposture. Thb development of error is throwing the truth, which attracted ns 
at first and filled us with hope, into the shade. And as the truth perishes from the 
minds of the insurgents, so will their power pass away. The iron rod will ekange 
into a reed.' 


'' From that time I felt but little interest in the Tae-piugs, till I discovered, about 
two years ago, that my old friend Hung Jin was among them — the ' Shield King/ 
the special favourite and counsellor of Hung Seu-tseuen, I did hope that he would 
be able to correct many of their errors, guiding them to eorrect views of religious 
truth and to prudent courses of political action ; and the first proclamations from 
him, and a long memorial to the ' Celestial King,' did not disappoint me. Soon, 
however, the news of his polygamy dashed my reviving hopes. I wrote several 
letters to him, but ceased to expect that he would work any deliverance in China. 
I have said, in one of the letters referred to, that the insurgents had developed a 
determined hostility to foreigners. Hung Jin was prepared to counsel them wisely 
on this point, and he did so. Had we been willing to enter into negoeiations with 
them in 1860, or even last year, we should have found that their calling us ' foreign 
brethren ' had a real, good, substantial meaning in it. Still the ' Shield King ' was 
not equal to the difficulties of his position. He has not been guilty of many charges 
alleged against him, but there is reason to fear that he has made i^pwreck of 
faith and of a good conscience. 


'' It is time that I should come to what I undertook— to the subject of our entering 
into hostilities with the Tae-pings. What casw belli have they given usP Possibly 
there may be a sufficient one stated in some despatch that the government at home 
received, and which has been laid before Parliament Mr. Bruce had some com- 
munication with them, and subsequently Admiral Hope paid a visit to tiiem at 
Nanking. But it is possible, also, that our present difficulties have arisen as much 
from the unreasonableness of our own countrymen as from that of the insorgents. 
The Kings are 'Coolies,' it is true, or, rather, they were Coolies; intercowse 
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■bams of the ImperiAl Cbori. TLey profess many absurd and fanatioal dos^mas ; 
tbdr viswa as to tbeologj are misarablj degrading on .those subjeels wbiob to 
Hi are most high and sacred. Their war&re against the Imperialists leads tr 
andeseribable misery among the people. All these things are tnie ; bat I fail to 
diseover in them anything like a casus belli, as regpards oorselves. Had the rebels 
outraged British property, and th^ refused to giro satisfifustion P Had they entered 
into engagements with as, and then wilfully and knowingly Tiolated tiiem P Did 
th^ threaten to stop our trade, or had they institattd any measures for that 
purpose P I have not heard any of the things ioTolred in these questions allegad 
against the Tae^pings. It seems to roe that we have heedlessly made war upon 
them. I oontend that after holding the second eity of the empire for nine years, 
and come forth Tiotorious from fire hundred conflicts with the Irapmal forces, they 
ought to have be«i respected by us as belligerents. We had only to preserve a 
policy of neutrality, aiding neiUier them nor the Imperialists in their protracted 
struggle, and the Tae^pings would not have molested us. It is vehemently asserted 
that Um foreign settlement would not have been safe with Shanghae in the hands of 
the rebels. Such an assertion can <m1y be met by another equally vehement on the 
opponie nd%. But I fully agree with many who hold that if we, on our side, had 
clearly professed our neutrality, and fully explained our views to the rebels, they 
would have kept aloof from every place where foreigners were located by treaty 


** Bat it avails not to deplore the fact that we have taken the field against the 
Tae-pings, or to deplore it the more as needless and unjustifiable ; it is a fad* 
We have defeated the enemy in every engagement, losing also valuable lives on 
our own side. But Admiral Hope undertook more than the forces available wero 
equal to. We were obhged to retire and concentrate our troops in and around 
Shanghae* We handed over our conquests to the Imperialists, and when we had 
retired down came the Tae-pings and made short work of the ' braves.' The poor 
people are now in harder case than they had been before. They have been driven by 
thousands into Shanghae. There they are, nearly houseless and half fed. Cholera 
finds them an easy prey. More than 900 died last month within three days. These, 
it may be said, are unavoidable miseries of war. Bat the war [is^ a fact, and it 
must be prosecuted. The British government has approved Admiral Hope's 
measures. A large army must be concentrated again in China. Ten thousand allies 
— French and English— must be in the Tang-tze to annihilate the rebellion and give 
peace to the empire ! 


''It behoves the British Parliament — the British people — to look at this new compli- 
cation of affiiirs in China, to look it fairly in the face. If we are f o pacify the empire 
we Shan require 60,000 troops, and may then find again that we have undertaken 
more than we are equal to. But I ask in whose interest we are to put down the 
rebellion. IBtherto Admiral Hope has been acting in the interest of the Imperial 
Government. Of course, if we fight its battles it must pay all expenses. The 
BHtish people cannot be expected to sacrifice the lives of its sons, and its treasure, 
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our pnUing down the rebellion on bdtalf of the Imp«rial Gofemment, hawmwer 
that may pay vs for it» on two gronnds. The fint is the grround of its cmeltf^. 
I have read harrowing acconnts of the devastations of the rebels-— how the 
coontiy is blasted by their march. The acconnts are no donbt true. Bnt I hMT>e 
seen also the ways of the Imperial braves, and kept company with them for hours 
together. Their march over the country was like the progress of locosts and etAer* 
pillars. Their thirst for blood was quenchless ; their outrages on the young and 
old were indescribable. On the score of cruelty the case must be about ereir, 
inclining to the Imperialist side» if we may judge on the principle that the m<^e 
cowardly are the more cruel. But the quMtion is not about the masses, but about 
the officers of govemmoit. And to know what will be the consequence if we pot 
down the rebels on behalf of the Imperial Government, we have only to think of Yeh 
and his doings in Canton, when in almost twelve months he beheaded 70,000. I 
have heard Sir John Bowring, when other arguments for the Arrow war were 
exhausted, enlarge graphically on Teh's barbarities. If we put down the Tae-pings, 
we shall kill our thousands on the battle-field, and the governors of provinces wili 
kill their tens of thousands in the execntion areas. We shall be installing so many 
Yehs. Our high officers will be the ministers to so many butchers of human beings. 


^* The second ground on which I object to the putting down of the rebellion on 
behalf of the Imperial Government is the utter inefficiency of that government 
Apart from rebel districts, the people everywhere set it at defiance. It is unable to 
fulfil its treaty engagements. Its soldiers are often uncivil and rude ; the gentry 
are everywhere sullen and insolent ; the mob is often riotous and violent ; but against 
soldiers, gentry, and the mob, the authorities can hardly give any protecticm. 
Treaties stipulate for the toleration of Chinese Christians, and for liberfy to Mission- 
aries to preach, and teach, and build chapels. Chinese Christians are often spcnled; 
the native Missionary is stoned and murdered, his chapels are plundered and profimed, 
and government does nothing. The government at Peking sends out a magpailoqnent 
edict ; the provincial government issues letters and proclamations. Each is power- 
less. Christian blood is spilt. Christian property is plundered. Christian progress 
is stopped. All this under the government for which we are to spend our money 
and pour out the blood of our soldiers ! This must not be. 

^'I daresay those who advocate the carrying out Admiral Hope's initiatory measures, 
and the carrying on war against the rebels on a great scale, would tell us that tbej 
don't mean to do so on behalf of the Imperial Government without insisting on 
securities from that government that it will fulfill all its treaty sUpulati(ms,and securing 
from it also greater privileges. This is to me a vain dream. The Israelites had an 
easier task to make bricks without straw than we are setting to ourselves in under- 
taking to pacify China in harmony with the Manchou government. The Manohous 
have had their time in China, as the Stuarts had in Britain, and the Bourbons had 
in France. It is not ours to hasten their downfall by interfering against them in 
the struggle between them and the Tae-pings, but neither are they worthy that we 
should bterfere in their behalf. And whereas it is affirmed that we interfere in 
behalf of our own commerce, it has not been shown that the rebels have ever 
tried to check our commerce. Our green tea and our silk have come for eighteea 
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but where the Imperial authority exists there jou have the people. True ; beoame 
we have not been in anj places where their possession of the conntiy was uncontested. 
In no country where war is raging can we expect to find a crowded and industrious 
population. I have tried, and tried in vain, to find some gprounds on which I could 
Justify in my own mind our commencement of active hostilities with the Tae-pings. 
There was one fair course for us to pursue — a realimpariial neutrality. We have 
departed from it without good reason, and launched upon a stormy sea not knowing 
clearly whither we are bound, and not prepared for what may befal us. 


" It is vuD, I suppose, to hope that there will be an honest return to a policy of 
neutrality. We oannot help, it will be said, following up the course which Admiral 
Hope has initiated. But the British Parliament should lay down certain limits which 
neither ambition nor caprice on the part of conductors of affiurs here may overpass. 
Let the severity of our dealings with the Tae-pings be tempered with mercy ; it 
should not be ours to co-operate in their extermination. If we subdue them so as 
to place them at the mercy of the government, we should insist on it and see to it 
that its dealings be also tempered with mercy. We should see to it also that the 
privileges which we have fought for and won, which are now treaty rights, actually 
take effect. While I thus write, I confess that I think we shall find a conflict with 
the Tao-ping^ a very painful, tedious, and expensive affair ; and that the attempt to 
bolster up theManchou dynasty will be found a very thankless and uncertain under* 
taking. Let it be granted that we can put the rebellion down, and that the present 
boy Emperor comes in our time to take the reins of government in his own hand— 
after all, what shall we have done for the millions of the Chinese people P The 
French and we together may support a Tartar Emperor in Peking, as the French 
maintain the Pope in Rome, and the Chinese may not be a bit more grateful to us 
than the people of the States of the Chnrch are to Louis Napoleon. 

" I will venture to say that at this crisis in Chinese history, the hope of the 
Emperor lay in one of two things — a native revolution, or a foreign occupancy. 
For hundreds of years since the Christian era [there have been in China anarchy 
and civil strife. The nation has groaned in pain for centuries, until at last the 
ruler, to bind up its distracted state, has appeared. If foreigners stood aloof, 
some man equal to the difilcnlties of the position might in our time come forth, and 
a new dynasty be inaugurated, under which the millions would enjoy repose. At 
present the French and ourselves are in arms together ; the French, whose avowed 
object is to defend the claims of Popery ; and we, whose avowed object is to defend 
and extend our commeree, and whose representatives, some of them at least, are 
aanoyed by the presence and operations of Protestant Missionaries. 

<* Oor policy should be to abstain from interference in the internal business of the 
empire. If the government ds facto accepts of foreign aid in the management of 
its customs, that is well. If it encourage foreigners to enter its service in other 
departments, that also is well. But let not us call those rebels whom it calls rebels, 
lict not us lend our armies and fleets to do for it what it cannot do for itself. If 
we only did what was right, China would, by-and-by, in God's providence, come to 
a better state than it is in at present. Whatever betide, a nation is no more justi- 
fiable than an individual, in doing evil that good may come. 

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to read mj remarks m tbey liancL InlMmwtioa on the staie of tfamgB ia C^ifaui is 
flidly wanted at borne, i. Too may think tlie whok^or aportionof whatlkavtsaMU 
Bot imworthj to be giren to the public. 

*' I reraun, yenrs Tery aiBcerely, 
"Biv. Db. Tidkah." (Signed) "Jambs Lboob. 


Iir this dty, where the agents of three Missionary Institutions haTO been 
labofiring for several years, a larger measure of success has been realized 
than in any other part of China. At the present time the number of 
conTerts admitted to the fellowship of the Christian Church exceeds 600, 
of which 262 are under the pastoral care of our Brethren the Messbs. 
Stboitaoh and Lea. The congregations in Amot are numerous, and 
composed of hearers who listen tvith reverential attention to the preaching 
of the G-ospel ; and, by the labours of our Brethren, aided by those of 
Native Agents, the great truths of salvation are widely diffused, not only 
in the city but in the populous districts aroujid. More labourers are 
required for the wide fields which Are opening in all directions, and the 
fbrst fruits secured by the grace of the Holy Spirit afford abundant promise 
of a glorious harvest to more extended labours for the salvation of the 


"Amoy, July, 1862. 
" Deab Bbotheb,— We mentioned in onr last letter the commeneement of the 
new chapel, for which, after a severe struggle, we had succeeded in obtiunuig an 
eligible site in the populous district of Kwan-a-lai. The erection was not aguB. 
interrupted, and the bnildmg was opened for Divine worship on Sunday the 23rd of 
March last. It is much admired by all who have seen it, whether foreigners or 
Chinese. As in the other chapels in Amoy, a portion close to the pulpit is set apart 
for the women, and that portion is seated to hold 100 hearers : the body of the 
chapel is seated for about 240 more. The services on the day of opening were well 
attended, and have continued to be so ever since. 


" At a special meeting of the Chon^ members, held on the Idth Apnl, afiw 
interestmg addresses and earnest prayers by several of the deaeons, a diviaioa of 
the Church into two portions was muinhno«sly agreed to; and eaoli in^idual 
was asked to which section he wished to have his name set down as belonging. The 
same deacons superintend the afikirs of both parts, but there are separate coaiflMBiioii 
services, and different days for examining candidates. The menbers gmuruUf 
meet in one of the chapels alternately every Friday eveaiag, lor prsy^, praise, 
exposition of Scripture, and the admisuon and discipline of Church members; aad 
hold besides a united prayer meeting one Sunday evening every months Tliera is 
also the monthly Missionary Prayer Meeting held in rotation in the Ibiir diapelsv 
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*' Since we last wrote there hare been baptized in our two cbapeU ten men and 
•is women, and also three children. There are still several candidates M baptism in 
connection with each of onr chapels. Daring the half year one male and 3be female 
Chnrch member have died. The present nnmber of members is 169 men and 
93 women— in oil 262. In both our chapels daily forenoon a»d afternoon services 
are held, the attendance on which is enoonniging; and we also engage in street or 
XMdBide preaching as we find opportunity. 


** Messrs. John Stronach and Lea have each during the last half-year paid 'several 
xisits to the city of Chang Chow. Oar chapel there is always well filled when a 
Missionary makes his appearance. On Sunday about twenty of the natives who keep 
the Sabbath more or less strictly meet for regular service ; and on these occasions 
I3ie nsual order and decorum which mark our chapel services in Amoy are observed 
there also ; but during week-days those who attend are allowed to propose questions 
tmd start doubts or difficulties, on condition of listening quietly to the answers that 
are given. The Native Assistants employed hold daily services and are heard for 
the most part attentively ; but from novelty or other cause much more interest is 
manifest when the Missionary conducts the service. There are several individuals 
worthy of admisedon to the Church, and others seem maturing in Christian knowledge 
and experience. Every evening the majority of the inquirers meet in the chapel for 
evening worship ; and conversation on religious subjects is usually kept up till a 
late hour. 


'* The same remarks apply to Kwan K'an, also visited by each of the Brethren 
several times during the last half-year. The interest which delighted us at first has 
(as we feared it would) somewhat fallen ofi*, so far at least as respects attendance at 
the chapel; but Jn the streets, and in the neighbouring villages, which are 
numerous sokd accessible, large and attentive audiences are as easily obtained as ever* 
Opposition to the Gospel is not openly manifested, but it exists, so that, though there 
are several earnest inquirers regular in attendance at all the services, there have been 
no admissions to the Church. The opposition (akes such form as this. The tenants 
of houses in a particular district are expected to take an interest in the idolatrous 
•ervioes of the looal temples, and contribnte to the expense, and, in turn, to act the 
part of managers of these services, consisting both of processions and theatrical 
«xhibiiions. A Christian shopkeeper or tradesman would of eonne olgect to this »» 
Mo, tad the result would be a union of the rest ag^ainst him, the withdrawal of the 
Uaae of his premises, and the destruction of his business. Far firom obscure hints of 
this course of things have been given to our converts ; and, till a considerable number 
eeme jforward at onoe, the difficulty thus presented will prove formidable, inrolvbg 
as it does the probable loss of thehr temporal all. 

" In Hai Ch'ung a larger and more convenient place of worship has been opened, 
the rent siiQ, as formerly, being defrayed by our ccmverts in Amoy. Those who 
Iwre been baptized continue consistent in outward conduct, as well as constant in 
allendaiioe en the means of grace. One of them it an assistant in our Kwan E'an 
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him there. Several inqnirers have long been nnder instmction, and give considerable 
satisfaction as to progress in knowledge and grace. 

" The several services for women, conducted by Mrs. and Miss Stronacb, coutinne 
to be well attended. 


" Of this Mr. Lea reports : — * During the past year three students have left. 
Two of these, who for some years were employed as preachers, have, from the com- 
mencement of the Institution, regularly attended its classes. They are permanently 
engaged in the charge of two of our Stations, the one at Chang Chow, the other at 
Hai Ch'ung. Both of these young men are conducting the important labours 
assigned to them in the most efficient and satisfactory manner. The report of the 
interest awakened at Chang Chow has been given in the previous part of the letter. 
The third of the students is a young man who was converted to Christianity darinfl^ 
a residence in the United States. He returned to China possessing an excellent 
knowledge of our English Scriptures, but unable to read a single character in his 
own language. It was necessary to his efficiency as a preacher that he should be 
able to use the Chinese version. After two years' study (part of which time, how- 
ever, he has been engaged in preaching) we think him well qualified for regular 
service as an Evangelist. He is occupied in daily preaching and in the general 
oversight of the new Chapel in Amoy; we have every reason to rejoice in his 
diligence and zeal. We have found it necessary to employ a chapel-keeper at two 
of our Out-Stations. The men who are employed in this capadty received a few 
months' instruction before entering on their duties. It is expected that all their 
leisure time will be occupied in assistmg at daily preaching, or in religious conversa* 
tion with attendants at the chapels. The expenses for food, &o,, were defrayed 
(during the time they were with us) from the funds of the Institution. We have 
received another member of the Church as a student. There are now six native 
Christians engaged in a course of preparatory study ; but we find it necessary to 
employ them occasionally in the work at the Out-Stations. This plan has the dis* 
advantage of rendering their studies more desultory than could be wished; but the 
fkct of their being engaged more or less in actual work, will not fail to g^ve them an 
increase of earnestness and aptitude for the labours in which, it is hoped, they will 
be hereafter permanently employed.' 


" In conclusion, we think it right to remmd the Directors that it Is long sinee 
this Mission was reinforced, and that our efibrts might be easOy extended in the 
populous district around by an increase of labourers. It is nearly a quarter of a 
century since two of our number left England, to which they have never returned 
even for a visit ; that though we are all determined to remain at our poet till com- 
pelled by failure of strength to leave it, yet health in a tropical climate is 
proverbially uncertain, and it takes considerable time for a new comer to acquire 
the language. None of your Mission Stations in China has been M favoured with 
permanent success as this one has been. Should one of your present labourers be 
disabled, many of our operations would need to be curtailed, or a burden would fall 
on the others for which their strength would be msufficient, and which might resalt 
in their sickness and temporary or permanent retirement from the field. We 
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colleague be sent to as well qiudified, both os regards spiritual, mental, and bodOy 
vigour, for coping with this difficult language, and for co-operating with us in the 
cultivation of so important, interesting, and productive a field of labour as Amoy 
has long presented. 

" We remain, 

" Dear Brother, 

" Yours very faithfully, 
(Signed) "John Stbonach, 

"Albxutdbb Stbohagh, 
" Rev. De. Tidmik." '* William K. Lba. 



Wb have been highly gratified by a Beporfc from the Rbv. Db. Mvllsks, 
as to the state and progress of Education in the City of Calcutta ; and 
Tve invite the special attention of our readers to this interesting document. 

In the higher department of Education the newly formed University 
appears likely to render valuable assistance ; and, should the judicious and 
enlightened views of Dn. Dufp, De. Mullens, and other Christian 
counsellors be honestly and effectively carried out, we cherish a sanguine 
hope that the native youth of India will derive from the Institution the 
highest advantages, and that, indirectly, the gigantic idolatry of the 
country must be undermined, and the cause of truth and righteousness in 
the same degree promoted. 

The state of our excellent Institution at Bhowanifobb is also very 
encouraging. The number of pupils is large, amounting to 450, and the 
payment of school fees has tended rather to the increase than the dimi- 
nution of the pupils; while the annual produce of these payments^ 
amounting to about £250, will greatly facilitate the labours of the Tutors, 
and much extend the advantages of the School. 

The lamented death of Mes. Mullens naturally awakened our fears 
that the course of Zenana Yisitation, which she had so zealously prose- 
cuted, would be impeded, if not closed ; but we are happy to learn from 
the letter of Dr. M. that there is no longer ground for such apprehension. 
Both the MoTHXE and Dauohtse of our lamented fnend, with other 
Christian associates^ continue successfully to prosecute these labours of 
love for the benefit of the secluded Hindoo ladies of Calcutta. We are 
rejoiced also to know that in other parts of India our countrywomen have 
been stimulated, by the example presented in that city, to attempt the 
same course of visitation, and in all cases a degree of success has followed 
these attempts which has more than equalled the expectation of the 

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" Bhowanipore, July 22nd, 1862. 

" My DBAS Fbiend, — ^In your Annual Beport you have mentioned with satis- 
faction the subject of fees in our Educational Institution, and noticed that we had 
just increased them. I cannot feel sufficiently thankful that we were led to tmke 
this step, though at first we had some doubt of its effect, and anticipated the loss 
of many of our scholars. The result will be as gratifying to you as it has been to 
us. So far from losing scholars we have continued to advance in number ; so that 
for the last three months, notwithstanding the withdrawal of sick boys and others, 
our number has remained steady at 450. The fees throughout litst year tivenged 
ninety rupees a mouth : in February this year they were eighty-eight. Since the 
introduction of the present scale of payments they have stood as follows : — 

" March, 2S1 rupees, 2 annas ; April, 242 rupees, 9 annas ; May, 226 rupees, 
2 annas ; June, 224 rupees, 3 annas ; July, 224 rupees ; f . e. 1148 rupees in five 
months, or, allowing for the diminished income of October and November, when many 
of our boys leave Calcutta, about £250 a year— a most valuable relief to the income 
of the Auxiliary, already much tried by the heavy expense of supporting two of our 
Ifotive Missionaries. 


''The University system is now exercising a most powerful influence on education 
generally throughout India, and especially in this province of Bengal. The 
University of Calcutta has opened its career with great spirit, and a moat earnest 
desire has sprung up amongst the thousands who study English in this province, to 
obtain its honours. Thus at the entrance examination, last December — a mere 
initiatory examination, of low standard — nearly eleven hundred candidates entered, 
though not quite half of them passed. The University standard, the books and 
subjects appointed for examination, are rapidly determining the character of the 
education given in every Anglo-Vemaeular School in the country. Yon will be 
r^oiced therefore to hear that the direction of these subjects is in good handa, and 
that the choice of books or extracts in English literature is not naerely of a negative 
character, but contains numerous pieces of a sound moral kind, and in some cases of 
a peculiarly elevated tone. In the governing body of the Senate (called the 
Syndicate), the Christian and Missionary Institutions of the country are -well 
represented by Dr. Duff, who has devoted much time to these questions, and has 
exercised a powerful influence on their practical settlement. The importance of 
that influence cannot be overrated ; for the character which the University will bear 
for many years to come, the tone of its literature, and its influence upon the 
education of the country generally, are being determined now ; and if ouoe settled 
upon a thoroughly sound basis will probably remain so, and aesomplish a lasting 
benefit to the successive generations of this populous land. 

**A plan of Dr. Doff's.for establishing a few extra professomh^ in conneetum 
with the University, and not with the Presidency College, brought out prominently 
a question of vital interest to all our Missionary Institutions — whether the principal 
Government College just named was to be one College in connection with the 
University, or to become to a great extent the University itself and absorb all other 
Institutions as merely feeders to its rank and honours. Some were willing to have 
the University rooms, halls and offices, located within the Presidency College (for 

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whicli a new btulding is about to be ereeted), and to have all special professorships, 
needed by all University students located not in the UniTersity, bnt in the College, 
which is bat a pari of it. Animated discmeiens were held in the Senate, and in the 
dyfferiBt fiwMl t ies lato whi<^ it is divided, before this nsatter eouM be settled. Tou 
will easily imagine that there were aome of ns who opposed to the last the absorption 
of the Universxty into the M Government College system. Dr. Dnff led the 
€ffigodii»a, ably seoonded by the Bishop and Arehdeacon Pratt, and followed by 
^iien of OS who held the «ame views. The resnlt was a kind of compromise, and an 
offsr on the part of the new Lientenant^Gbvemor (the head of Bengal Government 
Biasation), to do his beet to aeeommedate the system to our views. It was agreed 
that there ahonld be a separate University building, standing on its own 
iadependent gfoond, and oapaUe of being enlarged as the growth of the University 
r6Q[«ires ; and one special professorship of a class, open eqnally to all University 
e^radnates and nsdergradnates, is to be estabtiriied. It is probable that the special 
Cofleges of Medieise, Law, and Civil Engineering, will not be absorbed into the 
Preaideney College, bnt will stand side by side with it; and that all the public 
iBatrnetion of Cakntta and its neighbonrhood may be placed nnder a Committee of 
Jlaiiagera of Ednoation, selected firom all the various bodies. It was suggested at 
tlM same time that when the new Colleges and the University Hall are erected, it 
would be well if the various Missionary Societies would secure a suitable piece of 
f^roaad dose by for the erection of a Theolc^cal Hall, in which students of these 
CoHog^ may be invited to attend Lectnres, visit Missionaries, and the like. What 
will come of these various schemes and suggestions it is impossible definitely to say. 
One thing is clear— education is gaining greater influence than ever, and has 
obtained a prodigious impulse from the establishment of this University. It becomes 
Ifiaeionaries to be alive to its importance, and to see that, as far as they can secure 
avdb a reaait, that influence shall be Christianized. 


''lam sorry that an impressimi seems prevalent tint, owing to my dear wife's 
death, our pluis in fmnale education havo come to an end. Will you kindly help us, 
by lettmg our friends know that such is by no means the ease. It is quite true 
fbat both in the Gitls' Boarding S^ool, and the Zenana Schools, her own personal 
niitraotiona in the native language were of special value, and were greatly prized by 
Imt DoaieroM sefaokn. Bnt we should show snrtU regard for these objects, in which 
1^ took so deep an interest, wore we now to sit down idle and make no efibrt to 
supply her pkwe. Already, #hile she Kved, her fHend Miss Cowen had, to a large 
ettent, taken her place in the Boarding School, and, by her attainments in Bengali, 
be«i growing more efficient as a Teacher didly. By Miss Cowcn's help the Boarding 
Sebo^ has been kept on as nsual, and we had sixty girls (as before) at the beginning 
of the year. Our expenses are great, because we have now to pay a Teacher's 
salary, where formerly Mrs. Mullens received nothing — a cost to us of no less than 
£84 a-year: and, notwithstanding kind help from Geneva last year, we have 
expended all our funds. May I ask you kindly to send on as soon as you receive 
them, any contributions forwarded to you by our firiends P And if, in consideration 
of our peculiar position, you think the Directors could give the School, y^r once, a 
grant towards the Teacher's salary, we should be very glad. 

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"The Zenana Schools we should have been particularly sony to dose. We 
resolved, therefore, to try and ke^ them open for at least the present year. We 
found a very nice native Christian widow, who was willing to superintend their 
instruction ; and Alice was most anxious to undertake the business management, 
together with the work department. Our kind friend Mrs. Murray, who joined my 
wife at the outset, was most anxious to keep on her share, and others have most 
kindly helped at different times. The result is that the Schools are as full as befee, 
especially of women; the number of houses visited has increased, and all flie 
elements of the system have b^en maintained. The general education in reading, 
writing, work, <&c, goes steadily on. JEleven houses are visited, containing ei^^- 
six women and fifty children. There are three daily Teachers at work, two Hindu, 
one Christian ; one superintending Teacher, a Christian. Alice visits the Sefaoob 
most regularly, and Mrs. Lacroix and Mrs. Murray help her veiy greatiy. And* 
best of all, so steadily does the good cause go on, that about Christianity there is ne 
reserve. The Bible is read directly ; with the ' Pilgrim's Progress,' the ' Pe^ of 
Day/ Mrs. Mullens's own Christian books, and others. In writing to our friend 
Miss Butt to-day about these Schools, Alice says : ' The Zenanas are gettbg <m 
very nicely on the whole. In the last of our new houses we have two women moat 
anxious to learn. The day we first went they would hardly let us come away. One 
of the women told us she had been longing to learn for months, and had begun with 
one of her husband's youngest brothers, but could not get on. In three weeks she 
has read through the Gospel of John, and can answer any question upon it. Another 
. very nice woman in the house is reading the " Peep of Day." We have one very 
nice Zenana in Bhowanipore, containing five women most quick and attentive. The 
Jdldest worked the centre of the mat that we sent to Miss Webb. She is reading 
the Bible right through, and, when we go, our Teacher Caroline reads them a 
chapter besides. She told us that her husband likes her to hear about Christianity. 
Another clever pupO of ours is the wife of a doctor in Bhowanipore. She not only 
pays for her wools and canvas, but sends her own carriage for us evory week. 6kt 
reads and writes Bengali very nicely indeed, and her English is getting on capitaUy. 
Bhe is reading the Second English Instructor, and can write short sentences. H^ 
husband is very anxious for her improvement, and has helped her on a great deal. 
The wife of one of the native Missionaries has visited her, and taught her work. 
The Behala School is in a flourishing condition. Qrandmama, Caroline, and I went 
yesterday, unexpectedly, and found twenty-seven children quite busy with their 
reading. Our head girl died lately of cholera. We took with us a toy, a man who 
swallows potatoes by the turning of a wire handle. Though the children had seen 
it many times before, they were wild with excitement, all crowding round to turn 
the wire. Mrs. Mum^, Miss Sutherland, and I go to five Zenanas together. 
Mrs. Murray has four others of her own in Intally, and I have five houses and the 
Behala School in this part of the town.' 

" I think, my dear friend, this letter wUl speak for itself, and furnish suffident 
answer to the inquiry. Shall these Schools be given up for want of funds P 

** With kindest regards to the Directors, 

" Believe me, 

** Ever most afiectionately yours, 

" H«v, Db. Tidman." (Signed) " Joseph Mttllsns. 

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Not more than ten years ago, this island was immersed in the lowest 
depths of barharism, its very name being indicative of the peculiar atrocity 
which characterized its inhabitants. Through the wonder-working power 
of the Gk)spel» these same people haye now utterly abandoned heathenism, 
and become a professedly Christian community. The energetic and sue* 
cessful labours of a few Native Evangelists having prepared the way for 
the reception of a European Missionary, the Rev. W. G. Lawes, with Mrs. 
LaweSy then recently arrived from England, took up their residence on the 
island in August 1861. Our young friends were accompanied by the Eev. 
George Pratt, of Samoa, who, from his knowledge and experience, has ren- 
dered valuable aid in the selection of Candidates for Church-fellowship, in 
Scripture translation, and in the general work of this most promising 

In the following letter Mr. P. 'gives a brief notice of v^hat had been 
effected up to the period of his approaching departure. ^ 

"Kme, or Savage Island, April 9th, 1862. 
*' Deab Bsothes,— -The time to look for the ' John Williams,' and consequently 
the termination of my holiday here, has nearly arrived. T^hat I have done during^ 
the past eight months wiU not take many words to narrate. My study of the Ian- 
g^nage of this island while in Samoa, enabled me at once to commence preaching 
and eonversing with Candidates. 


" Up to the end of last year, I bad held 547 Conversations, and as the result, 211 
persons were added to the Chnrches. The two Chnrohes were fhrther subdivided 
into five, eaeh under a Samoan Teacher, Deacons also were chosen and appointed 
in each Church. 

" I may add a word about the Samoan Teachers— I have lived for days together in 
each of their famiUes ; have met them every week in a Bible Class for their benefit ; 
and have had plenty of opportunity to correct some rather unfavourable impressions 
against them. Four of them are worthy men, and highly esteemed by the people, 
amongst whom God has given them great success ; but there have been exceptions. 


*' Giving my whole strength to the revision of the translations made by the 
Teachers, I have been able to get ready for the press, Matthew, Luke, and AotSi 
and the day before yesterday I completed the Epistle to the Fhilippiane, which I 
mean to be my fiEurewell to the Churches* My pUm has been to compare these trans- 
lations, sentence by sentence, with onr reserved copy of the Samoan revised New 
Testament, and with the Textos Beoeptus. Then in all cases of difficulty— difficaK 
ties peculiar to Polynesia— I referred to the ^Hawaii, Tahitian, Barotongan, and 
ToDgan versions. These are often invaloable where oommentators fail. The class 
of words referring to physical facts is very exact, so that you may easily dedde which 

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should be used. There is very little difficulty with idioms, the languages heiog^ very 
much alike in this respect. Words, however, have often a different shade of meaning 
here, to what the same words have in Samoan. Finding the edition of the Gospel 
of Mark (4000) which we brought with us nearly all sold, I have also revised thai 
for a new edition to be bound up with the other books. * * 


" From the commeneement of this year I have handed over every department of 
the work (except translations) to Mr. Lawes. He has gained a very fiur. knowledge 
of the language, so that there is no reason to fear on that score. Beth Mr. and 
Mrs. L. like the Natives, which is also a very great point, for, as a natural oonse- 
quence, the Natives will like them. 

" The people are very importunate with us to remain ; that of course is out of the 
question, while Savaii and Lifa nave only one Missionary each. Besides, Mr. Lawea 
is well able to look after this island himself. If another day he wants help with 
the translations, I should be willing to come and lend a hand. We have been hero 
long enough to become deeply interested in him and his people, and to pray earnestly 
for their welfare. 

" Tours truly, 

"Rev. Db. Tidman." (Signed) "G. Pbatt. 

Rev. John Dalgliesh, and Mrs. Dalgliesh, accompanied by Mrs. Booaie, firom 
Berbice, per " Princess Royal," September Ist. 


Rev. James Mibe, per " Begia," to Kingston, Jamiioa, September 3rd. 

Rev. G. 0. Newport, and Mrs. Newport, per " Lord Warden," to Madras, en «*ouU 
for Travanoore, September Uth^ 

Mrs. Gardner and three Childran, per "La Plata," to Kingston, Jamaica, 
17th September. 


Th« thanks of th« Bireotori ire respeotfoUj For the Nfttive Teaeher. Jobs Pelmer, •% Kecer- 
preMntedtothefolkmiBff:— coil— To the Sondftj Schools in oonne^on 

ForMri. Corbold*t 8ohool,Medr«a— TotheOlm- with the ladependent Church, Oreat Tar- 

ham Ladies' Misaionarr Working Sootety, osoath. For a Box of Boeka. 

For a Case of Useftil and Fancy Articles* ralae 'or B*t. R. B. Tajlor. Cradook— To Friends at 
£31 ; To Friends at Warmiaster, For a Box Hanover Chapel, Peekba», aad to Hlse AB- 

of Usefal Articles, Talae £7. port, Camberwell, For a Box of Usefol and 

For Mrs. Porter. Gaddapah~To the HiasioaMqr OmaaMntal Artieles. 

Working Assooiation. Surrej Chapel, For a For BeT. T. Thomas, Zambesi Birer^To a faw 
Box of l7sef\il aad Fanoy ArtidM; To the Frtends at Olamorf^a St. Chapel, Breooa, 

Harerstook Chapel Javenile Misaionarr Bo- For a Bex of Clothing 

oietf, For a Boi of Work ; To Mrs. Barker For Rot. W. Ross, Lekatlong— To the Ladies' 
aad Friends, Leieeeter, For three Boxea of WorkiuSoeietj, Bromley Ohapel, For a Box 

Useful Artiolea. Talae £73. of Clothmg and Useinl Articles, valne £10. 

For Mts. Biee and Mra. SeivaU, Banfalora-^To For Rot. P. 7ones, Jamaiea— To the Javenile 
Mrs. Dee