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my Saviour, and pray him to pre- ever, the obstacles seemed, in some serve me, he has pity upon me, measure, removed. Some of the and grants me again a sense of his chiefs shook hands with the bre*love, freeing my heart from evil.” thren, and others shook them by

One of the people related an ac. the shoulder; which, among them, count of a quarrel between her and is a more expressive way of shew. her husband; but added, "Our ing friendship. Saviour has granted us grace to be

CREEKS. friends again. We confessed to cach otlier our sins; and kneeling Brother Steiner, in Sept. 1803, down, prayed him to take all en took a journey into the Creek mity and bitterness away from us. country; and paid a visit to Col. He heard our prayers, and we now Hawkins, the agent, to confer with Jive in peace. This has given me him on the best mode of establishnew courage, firmly to trust in ing a Mission. The Colonel re: him."

ceived him kindly; and promised One of the communicants said, to do every thing in his power to "I am not able to find words to protect the Missionaries, and to describe the

mercy and favour procure admission into a good shewn to me on this occasion. What Creek family, where he might best I felt during the holy Sacrament, learn the language, &c. and what my heart enjoyed, I must The people consist of about 70 take with me to eternity; for it is or 80,000 souls. They live on the not possible to speak of it here. I rivers, Mobile and Chatahochie, thought, O my God! is it possible within the territory of the United that such wretched creature States, in thirty-seven towns, and should enjoy such bliss !”

many villages. They are said to

be rather jealous of the Christian PARAMIRO, &c.

religion, having heard much of the The Mission in this place, among cruelties formerly practised by the the negroe-slaves, is in a prospero Spaniards and the Romish priests. ous state ; and the congregation re- They likewise accuse some minisceives a gradual increase.

ters of the English church, of hav. From the West India islands in ing interfered in their political congeneral, the latest accounts, up to

cerns. - May the Lord open a door May, 1803, are pleasing. In St. for his gospel among these poor Kitt's Barbadoes, the Danish people ! islands, St. Thomas, , St. Croix, and St. Jan, the Missionaries were

Baptist Mission, East Indies. well, and diligent in their labours.

The Thirteenth Number of the

Periodical Accounts of this MisConsiderable difficulties have pre•

sion has lately been published, sented themselves in attempting to

which presents a variety of pleasestablish a Mission among the Che

ing and interesting matter. "The rokees. Colonel Meigs, agent of following paper is selected, as giv: the United States for the Clero- ing the inost complete account of kees, has taken pains to forward the present state of the work :this object. The brethren Wohl.

CHEROKEE INDIANS.

From the Missionaries to the Society; fahrt and Byhan attended a council of the Indians at Esternally; at

Scrampore, Aug, 1803. which about 160 were present :

Very dear brethren

in our Lord Jesus Christ, they were cordially received by the chiefs; but, about two months af.

“We again address our ter, at another council. they came

epistle to you, not merely as a matter of to a resolution, in consequence of a

duty, but as a matter of enjoyment to our misunderstanding, which amounts

selves, and of conveying enjoyınent to almost to a refusal of their labours,

you.

" When the Mission was first begong By a subsequens conference, low

you engaged in it with fear and trembluzy

quarierly

mingled with hope : you foresaw that necessary step to the use of our printing. there would be many obstacles to over- press; to the free use of which, as a coine, and many trials to endure. The

mcan, more is to be attributed than to Lord, in infinite wisdom. saw proper also, all other means put together. Just at for several years, to try your pati.'nce and ihat time God opened the heart of the ours, - to deny the success, which you Danish Governor to receive us; and this carnestly hoped for, and had probably an- has paved the way gradually to our being ticipated; yet, even in that long and well known, and our designs well undergloomy period, the favourable appearance stood by the English government.

The in several, though in the end abortive, Lord has given two good houses, with exserved to keep up our spirits, and to en.' tensive premisses, to the Mission; - has courage you. By apparently very dark so prospered our school, that it greatly as and distressing providences, the seat of sists us in our temporal support, and, at the Mission was removed from the place the same time, operis a way for the reliwhere those hopes were raised; death afe' graus education of a considerable number terwards was suffered to make many very of those who spend their lives in India ; alarıning inroads upon us, and we had and some of whom, it may be reasonably much to struggle with; · being then expected, will receive impressions at school without a sectled habitation, and often put which may be the beginning of salvation to shifts for our temporal support.

to them and to many others. Our press Yet the Mission was never deserted is constantly at work, and is likely to be of God. The removing it to Mudnabatty, so; the demnand for New Testaments, at first, was the mean of preserving it in its Tracts, &c. being rather increasing than very feeble and infant state; and of ex- otherwise. pediting the translation of the Scriptures. Its after removal to Serampore, was the

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MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.
Rev. Mr. Moorhouse and friends, Huddersfield, Yorkshire 6.100

Legacies received since the Annual Balance on the 1st of June last :-
Mr. Raybolt, late of Kent Road, by Mr. Bacon
Mr. A. Ross, jun. late of Aberdeen, by Mr. A. Thom 50
Mr. J. Binns, late of Threadneedle Str. by Mess. Woods 200
Mr. G. Ramsay, late of Tyson Place, Kingsland Road,
by Mr. Gidley

360

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HOME INTELLIGENCE,

Jane §.

The Rev. W. Podmore was Sept. 12. Mr. John Morrison (who set apart over the newly formed church at has preached in and about London for se*Little Waltham. The ministers engaged veral years past) was ordained pastor of a were Mr. Thornton, of Biilericay ; Mr. congregational church at Barnet.

Mr. Stevenson, of Heddingham; Mr. Foster, Brouksbank began the service. The inof Malden (who preached from Heb. xiii. troductory discourse was dodivered by 7); and Mr. Frost, of Dunmov.

Mr. Thorp, the charge by Mr. Nicol,

and the sermon to the people by Mr. Sept. 11. The North Wiltshire Relia

Clayton. Mr. Burder engaged in the orgious Society held their Second Meeting dination prayer ; Mr.Smith, of Homerton, at the Rev. J. Barclay's place, Malms- in the general prayer; and Mr. Cook, of bury. Three appropriate sermo:s were

Maidenhead, concluded. This place of preached on the occasion. Mr. Mantell, worship had been shut up for nine years; from 1 Cor. xvi. 19; Mr. Friend, from when the Congregational Society for proEphes, ii. 13; and Mr. Clift, from Jer. moting the Gospel, undertook to supply it xxxii. 14. The congregations were nu- with ininisters. Mr Clayton, and Dr. merous and respectable ; and there is en

Stafford opened the meeting-house, Oct. couragement to hope this infant society

9, 1797. It was supplied by various mi. will be productive of much benefit to that

nisters and students, till Mr. Morrison part of the country, to which its efforts are

was invited statedly to preach among the directed. The next Meeting will be held people, March 1802. His labours having at Mr. Friend's, Highworth, the second proved acceptable and useful, he has com Thursday in January next.

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come their pastor. It is hoped that she pose of religious worship, was erecked, cause of God will now revive in this town. when Mr. J. Knott, of Baston, was of

dained their pastor. Soon after which The same day a neat place of worship, it became necessary to make the meeting, for Dissenters of the Independent dene. house as large again. When this truly mination, was opened at Burford, in Ox. reverend and holy man closed his labours fordshisc. In the morning, Mr. Coles, of among them, the church consisted of Bourton, preached from Ps. cxxii. 7-9; forty-eight members. During the mi and Mr. Hinton, of Oxford, in the after. nistry of the Rev. T. Ranger, who sue. noon, from Isa. Ixii. 6; Mr. Cobbin, of ceeded him, the meeting-house was made Banbury; Mr. Hughes, of Battersea ; and a third larger ; and a front gallery erectMr. Williams, of Fairford, engaged in ed. At the close of his ministry, the prayer. The cause of religion formerly number of the church was ninety-three. Hourished at this place ; and it is sin. They present pastor, the Rev. J. Giles cerely hoped a revival will be experi• (from Dr. Rippon's church) came among enced. Mr. Smith, the pastor, labours them in 1792 ; since which time 128 also in the adjacent villages. Seventeen persons have been added to the church. scighbouring ministers, and several re. Their present number is 183. This is. spectable members of their churches were crease made a more commodious meetingo present; and a pleasing solemnity rested house necessary. The new building is on the services of the day.

fifty-fivc feet by forty, including a vestry Sept. 26. A new meeting was opened behind the pulpit, with a four-seat from at Nash, in the county of Bucks, the fore gallery: This building, with a large sca mer meeting being too small to contain ble, will cost more than 1000l. ; and, te Mr. Reynolds's congregation. In the their honour, it should be recorded, the morning, Mr. Carey, ot Woburn, bėgo people have determined not to increase the in prayer; Mr. Millyard, of 'Olney, applications to a generous public, but to preached from Ps luxxvii. 2 ; and Mr. pay the whole expence themselves. They Aston, of the new meeting in Bucking.

lave it also in contemplation to erecta ham, concluded. In the afternoon, Mr.

new house adjoining the meetiog for their Scraggs, of the great meeting, Bucking

minister. The worship of God, at the ham, began with prayer; Mr. Bull, jun. Opening of the meeting, was conducted of Newport, preached from Ps. lxxxvii. 5; by Dr. Rippoul and Mr. Illidge, both of and Ma Chapınan, one of Mr. Bull's stu.

London. The latter preached in the dents, concluded. - The place was un

morning, from Ps. cxv. 12–14; and the commonly full; and, we trust, many were

Dr. in the afternoon, from Ps. lxxx, 14. editied and comtorted.

An anthem, composed for the occasion, by Sept. 28. Mr. J. K. Parker was oro

Mr. Pearce, of Dover, was sung in tbe daived to the pastoral office at Barkirg, closed with Haodel's grand Hallelujah

morning; and the afternoon service was in Essex. Mr. Barker, of Deptford, be- Chorus. gan with prayer and reading ; Mr. Thomas, of Enheld, delivered the intro- Oct. 17. The Rev. J. Raban was or ductory discourse ; Mr. Gold, of Strat. dained over the Pedobaptist church, Wal. ford (by whose occasional labours the con

lingford, Berks. Mr. Griffiths, of Astoa gregation at Barking was raised) offered Tirrold (late pastor of the church at Wal.. the ordination prayer; Mr. Townsend, of kingford) began with prayer and readiog; Bermondsey, gave the charge ; Mr.Smith, Mr. Hinton, of Oxford, delivered the inof Hornerton, oftered the general prayer; troductory discourse, &c.; Mr. Fuller, of Mr. Thorpe, of New Couri, preached to Kettering, prayed the ordination prayer; the people; and Mr. Smith (formerly of. Mr. Cooke; of Maidenhead, gave the Eagle Street) closed the serv.ce in prayer. charge; Mr. Douglass, of Reading, asta

Many who attended expressed them. dressed the people ; and Mr. Lovegrove, selves happy in witnessing the solenmity Baptist minister at Wallingford, concludo of the day; and cordially united in wish. ed. By unanimous request, the discourses ing prosperi:y to the work of the Lord is are to be printed. On the preceding shis corner of his vineyard, which was

evening, Mr. Elliott, of Devizes, preached; once peculiarly dark and barren, and Messrs. Clist and Radford engaged in On Lord's Day, Sept. 30, was opened the business of the Berkshire Association

prayer - In the afternoon of the 17th, the new Baptist meeting-house, at Eye thorn, near Dover, Kent. The Lord bas Scott, of Woburn, preached; and Mess

was settled ; and in the evening, Mi. had a people here for many years ; and it is remarkable, that persons of the name ot

Thresher and West prayed, K note were successively their pastors for Friday evening, Oct. 19, Taylor, 180 years, or more. About fifty years M. D. was ordained to the office of the Siace, their first building, for the sole pur. Christian ministrys and Messrs. Maco

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donald and Lovelace were set apart to the words, “Go, our beloved brother, live obce of Catechists, or Assistants, in the agreeably to this blessed word, and pubMission to SURAT. The service (which lish the gospel to the Heathen, according vias conducted at the Rev. J. Townsend's to your calling, gifts, and abilities." To meeung-house, Bermondsey) was begun which each replied, “I will, the Lord be wiih prayer, by Mr. Buck; Mr. Collison ing my helper. After which Mr. Towne delivered an introductory discourse : suite send delivered a solemn charge ; and Mr. able questions were proposed to the Mis- Griffin, of Portsea, concluded the whole sionaries by Mr. Burder; Mr. Waugh by prayer. These Missionaries are ex• offered up the ordination prayer. A Bible pected shortly to sail for Tranquebar, ip was then put into the hand of each of the an American ship. Missionaries by Mr. Wilks, with these

LONDON.

Methodist Conference. The Sixty-first Annual Conference of the Preachers in the Wesleyan Connexion, was held in London, July 30, 1804. From the Minutes of their Proceedings, lately published, we learn that the number of person's in their Society is as follows: In Great Britain and Ireland

1 20,22 2 In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland

1,419 In the West India Islands

Whites

1,6322 Blacks, &c. 14,1645

15,796 In the United States ( White

of Anerica

- Coloured People and Blacks 27,030} 109,670

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Total in Europe and America

245.688 Among the Resolutions, we observed

"The appointment of a monthly the following :

fast and a weekly prayer-meeting,

in behalf of the nation, is to be con. A public collection for the Mis- tinued ; and we earnestly exhort all sions shall be made in all our con- our Societies to a diligent obsergregations, in every circuit of vance of them. Great Britain ; and the monies “ The nextConference is to be held transmitted as soon as possible; but at Sheffield, on the last Monday of at farthest before Christmas. July, 1805.

“ We determine, that if any Tra- "Twenty-two preachers have been velling Preacher or Missionary be admitted into full connexion during employed in, or carry on any trade, the past year; 119 are on trial. he shall be excluded from the iti. "'The following preachers have nerant plan; as we judge that such died the past year: Charles a pursuit of private emolument is Bland, William Simpson, Robert incompatible with cur ministerial Heyward, John Johnson, and Thos, duties.

Richardson. The last was removed “ Let the Rules which have been by the yellow fever, in five days. made for the observance of the He had been a local preacher in Lord's Day be strictly enforced ; Yorkshire, but became a MissionJet ho books be sold at any of our ary; and arrived at Antigua, Jan. chapels, on any account, on that

1, 1803; he went to Dominica, day ; and let all the preachers press Feb. 2 ; and died, Oct. 9, in great upon the people, in their serinons peace, triumphing over his last and exhortations, the dreadful con. enemy. His labours were much sequences of profaning that holy owned, and his death greatly laday.

mented."

British and foreign Bible Society.
In our account of this excellent Institution in our last Number, an
omission was made, by mistake, of the very respectable Names of the
Patrons of the Society. We gladly present to our readers the following
List:

President.
Right Hon. JOHN LORD TEIGNMOUTH.

Vice-Presidents.
Right Rev. LORD BISHOP of LONDON,
Right Rev. LORD BISHOP of DURHAM,
Right Rev. LORD BISHOP of EXETER,
Right Rev. LORD BISHOP of ST, DAVID'S,
Right Hon. LORD RADSTOCK,
Sir WILLIAM PEPPERILL, Bart,
Vice Admiral GAMBIER,
CHARLES GRANT, Esq. M, P.
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, Esq. M. P,

Treasurer.

H. THORNTON, Esq. M. P, We also subjoin the following Circular the hapyy results to be expected Letter, lately printed :

from the combined exertions or the Sir,

Christian community, and is re“The Society, which now takes

quired by a sense of duty to call the liberty to address you, founds

them forth in the advancement of its claim to your notice, upon the

a work, which it can with conti

dence recommend to the blessing nature of its object, - to promote the

of God and the support of every Circulation of the Scriptures ar Home and Abroad : an object, which every

good man. one, who professes the religion of I have the honour to be, Sir, Christ, niist feel a deep inieiest in, your most obedient humble Servant, • The liberal basis of its esta

TEIGNMOUTH, President, blishment, also, which unites, to London, Sept. 1804. a degree perhaps hitherto unexampled, the zeal and exertions of Letters may be addressed to Mr. Christians, of the several denomi. Joseph Tarn, Ironmongers' Hall, nations, to which the Constitution London. of this liappy country affords equal protection, will, doubtless, give additional force to the claims aris. Extract of a Letter from a ing from the simplicity, purity, and Clergyman in Wales, to a importance of its design.

Friend in London. It cannot be doubted, that, in every part of the United Kingdom, I cannot express the joy I felt there are many who are aciuated on receiving the informasion of a with the true spirit of Christian be. Society being formed for supplying nevolence, and who only want pro. various nations of the world with per opportunities of manifesting it. Bibles. I hope it will

prove a lastThe British and Foreign Bible So- ing magazine of Welch Bibles, and ciety now presents such an oppor. relieve my anxiety on that head. tunity to them, and splicits your Those noble institutions, the Mis assistance in making it known, as sionary, the Sunday-School, toge. well as your influence and co-opera- ther with the Bible Society, added tion in promoting the object of its now to the other two, complere the 2$sociation.

means for the dispersion of divine “The Society is fully sensible of knowledge far and near. The Sun,

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