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We proceed in give some details respecting Lichtenfels to England. On the 15th July, the various inissions of the Brethren. 1812, the nineteenth anniversary of his ar1. GREENLAND.
rival in Greenland, lie set out in an umiak or Newherrulut, 1812, Aug. 14. ---" The wounaa's boat for Newherrnhut, a distance work of the Lord among our Greenlanders of 100 miles, with his five children, the proceeds with his blessing. During last foungest, Hannah, only 15 weeks old (her winter 21 persons have been made par. inother liaving died soon after its birth), for takers of the holy Conimonion, and many, whose use he took a milch goat with him. who irere formerly excluded on account of For thice days the voyage was very agreeatransgressions, have returned as penitent ble. On the 17th, on approaching Newsinners to the congregation, and were re-ad- berrnlıut, they were mel by such a quantity of mitiert. Thiry persons became candidates drift ice, as barred their progress, and obligfor the Lord's Supper, and 13, baptized as ed them to land and spend the night on an children, were received into the congrega- island. The dificulty of the navigation was tion.
so great, that four days more passed before “ On Maundy Thursday, we had 170 they could make their way to NewherrnGreenland communicants present at the ce hut, thorongli such openings as were made by Jebration of the Lord's Supper. These were the shifting fields of ice. Frequently the days of great blessing both for us and our
boat was jaimed between them, and in danpeople."
ger of being crushed or perforated, and Aug. 20.--" Where shall I find words to
they were obliged to cut their way through express myself, and 10 declare our gra.
with axes. fitade!. At length you have succeeded, "I was, however," observes the Mise dearest brethren, in sending us provisions sionary, delighted and filled with gratiand other necessary articles of subsistence!
tude, to see the cheerful alacrity with which The slip Freden lius sately arrived here, on
our Greenlanders Icaped upon the ice, exertthe 16th of this month,
ing ihemselves to the utmost of their power « We are all well in health, and are now to help us forward ; and when I sometimes employed in dividing the provisions and begged them not to expose themselves to so stores sent by you, into three parts, to give much danger, they puinted to the children, to each of the other serilements its share.
and said, " These little ones are worthy of Lichtenfels is 100 English miles, and it.' At length, after nuuch lacking, we Lichtenau 500, to the southward of New- reached Newherrnhut on the 21st, glad and Derrnlıut. Every thing must be sent by sea thankful to have performed this perilous in a woman's boat, which can only take
voyage in safely. place during the short summer months.
“ Here I delivered the little infant to the • Present our warmest acknowledgments faithful care of Sister Menzel, according to to altour dear friends and benefactors. May the dying request of my dear wife, and she she Lord reward yon all for your great kind. accepted of the charge with tears of sympa. ness to us! We have now a supply of pro. thy and joy, out of love for her deceased vision for two years. We were in great friend and fellow-servant in the Lord's want of clothes; those you sent were there
work." fore very welcome. You have kindly con.
It was not before the latter end of Sep. sitered all our wants. Tell the Brethren of tember that he left the coast of Greenland the Elder's Conference of the Unity, that
with his four children. The children bad they need not mourn over us any longer spoken before hand with much pleasure of for that we shall feel no want for two years the 29th, and how on that memorable day 10 come. We now mean soon to celebrate they would sing hymns concerning the holy the Lord's Supper with our people, and our
angels. On that day, however, there arose hearts overflow with thanks to our Saviour
a tremendous storm from the north-west, for all llis mercies towards us."
which raged for three days and two nighis. Ta No. Ixvi is contained an account of a
In the evening of that day, when the storm voyage of one of the Greenland Missionaries,
was at its heighth, while all the passengers Brother Kleinschmidt, and bis family from were assen-bled in a cabin), the ship was
sirnck with lighuning, which produed 1! Church of the Unitas Fratrum from its com dreadful crash, and threw down two sailors, mencemeni, which he has requested us to one of whom was killed on the spot. All insert. But he probably is not aware that were filled with consternation. The captails we have already inserted such an account sushed on deck, exclaiming, “ We are all' S1 & for 2014 Jultu.
lost, and there is nothing near to save us.
*** These words, announcing to us immediate tears I. surrendered her to lim who ,ad death, penetrated our very hearts. I in- already in her intancy filled her soul with bediately addressed the poor terrified chil- his love, and out of the mouth of this dees dren, and said, “We shall now all together babe had perfected his praise." gu home to our Saviour; we will therefore This. Missionary returned io Greenland in prepare ourselves to meet him, and com the summer of 1313. The captain brad mend oor souls to him.' Upon which they engaged to land bim and his companions ut all began to weep aloud. One said, “0 Lichtenfels or Newliermntur. He refuseri, yes, we will all go to our Saviour, if he will however, to do this, thouzlı passins near seceive us;' another, . Let us returu to those places, but carried them to Godhaya, Lichtenfels, or go directly tu England;' a 600 miles further off than Nowherrolet third, • We will pray to our Saviour to help the northernmost of their seulenvents. Exen us.' I comforted there, and represented to his crew remonstrated with him on the cruthem the passage out of this world as plea- elty of his conduct. All he said, sts, Pies cantly as my painful feelings would let me. ver mind ; the surrmer is hetore lliein." Thie Sister Walder and I assured each other of inspector Notulelt, of Godhayıl, wirs en our departing in peace with God, and with deavouring to procure a conveyance furthern cach other; and we then sung some verses, to Newherruhuc. more indeed with tears thau voices, treat The last accounts from Newhermbut are ing of the happiness of departing to the dated in May, 2813. The letter is full of Lord, and being with him for ever: during acknowledgment for the large smpplies the which we were so richly comforted by a sense had been sent them from England, through of the peace and presence of God, our Al- the liberal indulgence of ille British Gemigbty Saviour and Deliverer, that, amidst vernment. The winter irad been uncun all the dreadful noise and raging of the monly severe. Reannui's thermometre waves, by which we seened overwhelmed, stood generally from 18 10 22 below the we felt perfectly calm, waiting for the mo- freezing point. But notwithstanding this, luent when it would please him to take us it is observed, “ We spiunt last winter in the bomc to himself."
enjoyment of much blessing, through the The first alarm of this danger having sub- goodness of our Lord and Saviour towards . sided, the ship was hove !o without any sail us and our Greenland congregation. lle set, and in that state was tossed up and has shewer thein great mercy. • Twelve perdown in a merciless manner during the 'sons have been admitted to ile Lord's Supwhole of that and auother night, the storm per, and a considerable number have becontinuiug to rage with unabated fury. The come candidates for it. Three were received concern pow was, how to secure the chil- into the congregatio:. Ar Enster, fomer pera dren from being dashed from one side of the sons, who had been some lime excluded, hav. ship to the other. Aír. Kleinschmidt sat up ing truly repenied of their transgressions, while the storm lasted, through three days and returned to es, were readmitted to their and two nights, serving the company as well privileges.' Our communicant congregatione as he could. “ This,” he says,
here annoints in nuruber:10 170. long and tedious time, during which we · The enjoement of the Lord's Summer were all, as it were, immored in darkness. has always pr a scason of refreshing We were, however, much relieved and from the presence of the Lord; and our strengthened by frequently singing hymns.' dear people often came to us to express The storni abated on the evening of the 1st, their thankfulness for the peculiar blessing of October. They encountered several bestowed upon them on those solemn occaother very severe gales, and much contrary sions, ami that lie kas given thein teachers, wind, so that they did not reach Leish till who, under all dificulties, remain will then, the 10th of November. During five days of and speak to them daily of the suffering: that time they were put upun short allow. and death of Jesus, to utone for, and deliver ance of water, which was peculiarly trying them from the power of sin." to the children, living as they did on salt provisions. On approaching Leith, the dif
2. LABRADOR, ference between the appearance of the Okkak, July 27, 1812.--"We hare la Greenland coast and the Frill of Forth was cance to rejoice, that the Lord has bestowed very striking to the children, and their on us the tavour to know anong our people questions and lively rewarky very amusing. many, who hare found reiuission of their A few days after their arrival as Leith, one sius in the blood of Jesus! There are inof the children, a girl of about iliree years deed exceptions ; but we can truly say, that olt, was taken ill und died. * With many among elis vitae cumpretabile number of Es.
quimxux who live with us, we know of few on the 28th of Juls, “ breathed bis last, in who are not seriously desirous to profit by a most gentle and peaceful manner, in prewhat they hear, and to experience and enjoy sence of the family gathered around his themselves, that which they see their country. bed. During this transaction, a powerful men possess.
Our communicants give us feeling of Divine peace prevailed among us. pleasure, for it is the wish of their very and many tears were shed by us, who are hearts to live unto the Lord; and their con left behind, to follow the example of this duct affurds prouls of the sincerity of their devuted servant of Jesus. He had attained professions ; thus, for example, Esquimaus 10 the age of 69 years. May the Lord sisters, who have no boat of their own, ven- supply his place by a Djan after his own ture across bays some miles in breadın, site heari! ting behind their husbands on their natrow " In consequence of this recáncy, and kajaks, in order to be present at the holy the age of iwo others of us, who are fast Sacrament, though at the peril of their lives, approaching their serentieih year, we are The baptized, and candidates for luaptismi, not able to do any great things by manual alsu testify lo us, whenever they liave an op- labour; however, we contrive to perform portunity of speaking privately with us, that what is absolutely requisite, and intend, with They seek satisfaction in nothing bue in line the Lord's blessing, io prepare for the building to Jesus, and that their favourite occu. ing of a new church, as the present is much pation in leisure hours, consists in singing tuo small, and gone to decay. We thank verses and reading in the hooks whieh you you for your readiness to assist us with the have sent them. Their Christian deport- necessary help." ment has this natural consequence, that Hopedole, 1812, Aug. 82.-"With thanks Esquirasus, who live with them, but have not to Hun, we are able to say, that the walks yet joined us, are excited to wish to become of most of our Esquimaux has been such as equally happy and contented. Our young to give us beartfelt joy. Our Saripur lias people are a constant subject of our most led them, as the good Shepherd, in the way earnest supplication unto the Lord, that He of life everlasting, and, by His Spirit, tauglit would reveal himself to their hearts as their them to know, that, without Him, they can Saviour ; nor have we boer. without proof, do nothing good. They set a value upon that his grace has reached the hearts of se. the word of God, and desire, in all respects, veral of them.
to live spore in conformity 10 it. The love “The schools, which have been kept without of our Saviour towards them excites their interruption during the winter, have been wonder; and they sometimes complain with Well attended by diligent scholars, who make tears that they do not love Him, and give considerable progress in reading and in wri. joy unto Him as they ought, for His great ting. All these blessings, which we can only mercy vouchsaled unto them. The word brictly touch upon, afford, both to us and of His cross, sufferings, and death, melts you, abundant cause of the sincerest thank their hearts, and causes them traly to repent Tulness to the Lord for past favours. We of and abhor sin, whieb nailed Him to the most willingly devote ourselves, with soul cross, and to mourn and cry fur pardun. and body, to His service; aud if we may Instances of this blessed effect of the doc be permitted to bring one stone (however trine of a crucified Saviour, we have seen in small in comparison with His great work our public meetings, in our private converse upon earth), to the building of his Jerusa- willa them, and in the schools. Tle laiter lem below, how great will be our joy." have been kept with all possible punctuality
Nein, August 2, 1812.-" With respect and diligence. to the adults, we have again abundant cause “ We can declare with truth, that Jesus for thankfulness, in reporting what the Lord Christ our Saviour has been the heart's desire has done for them in the year past. The of us all, towards whom we wish to press for greater part are advancing to a more per- ward, that we may live 10 Him, and enjoy fect knowledge of themselves, and the power more of His sweet cornmunion." of his grace, and afford thereby a proof 10 Okkak, 1813, Aug. 4.-" We return our others of the necessity of conversion. The most cordial thanks for the Gospels of St. schools have been attended, during the past Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke, in the winter, not without blessing, to which the Esquimaux language, which the worthy Bribooks printed in the Esquimaux language, tisli and Foreign Bible Society have caused and sent 10 us by you, lave contributed to be printed, and presented io this mission. much."
Day the Lord bless, and grant success 10 An account is given of the death of one thač venerable Institution, which sends of ibe Missionaries, brotler Burghardt, wlio, forth the Word of God in all languages, and
We got a
129 Religious Intelligence Yearly Meeting of Quakers. to every part of the globe, Please to ex Since the departure of the ship lase press to them our most sincere acknow- gear to the present time, 3 persons have ledgments; and be assured, that we fera been admitted to the Lord's Supper; 4 to the yently join in your prayers, that the Lord class of candidates; i nian and 4 children would bestow upon them an eternal and have been baptized. Our Esquimaux con, heayenly reward.”
gregation consisted, at the close of the year “The congregation of Chrisțian Esqui- 1812, of $2 communicants, 5 candidates, 11 maux at Okkak, consisted, at the close of baptized adulls (not yel communicams), 6 the year 1812, of 28 communicants, (two candidates for haptisın, and 33 baptized are excluded); 32 baptized adults, (one ex boys and girls In all, 87 persons : 35 une cluded); 38 baptized children; 30 candi- baptized persons dwelt vu vur land. Total dates for baptism, (four excluded). Besides of inhabitants, 122.” these, there dwell on our land, 132 Esqui.
(To be continued.) maux, In all, 235 persons. « The last winter was severe, with a
YEARLY MEETING OF QUAKERS. continuation of cold weather,
From the Epistle which has been circulated great waug, hares, and sieper (or partridges), by the Yearly Meeting held in London froiu which proved an agreeable substitute for
the 19th to the 29th of May, we extract salt provisions.com
the following passages : Our summer weather has been warm
“ Wbilst we lament that many amongst and fruitfut, till within these few days, when
us are still tvo much engrossed with the pur potatoes were all frozen. In the coldest fading enjoyments of this lite, and are reseason Fahrenheit's thermometer was from fusing to follow our Holy Pattern in ibe 28 to 30 ånder 0, (or the artificial freezing path of self-denial, we wish they niny not point), and in the warmest it rose from 70
be deprived of that encouragement to luin to 80 abuve 0.”
into the right way which often results fruit Nair, 1813, Aug. 14.
the faithful adivonitions of those who have
“ One person has been admitted to the holy Communion, 2 to
kuown the benefits of greater circumspecbe candidates for it:11 adults and 5 children tion. Though, from a sense of their own bave been baptized; 9 become candidates for
weakness, some of the riglitly concernect baptisa: 2 adults and one child departed among us may be ready to shrink from the this life. Our congregation consists, at pre- thein, that by trus evincing their love 10
performance of this duly, we would remind sent, of 97 persons, 24 of whom are commupicants, besides whom, 36 Esquimanx dwell
their friends, they will receive additional on our land. la all, 133."
strength themselves; and that such acts of
dedication will contribute to their own ad::" We beg to express our most sincere and
vancement in the Christian course. sordial thanks to the venerable British and
" We desire, deur friends, that such of Foreign Bible Society, for the valuable pre- you as often nieet in small companies for the sent they have sent us, of the Gospels of
solenın purpose of worship, may not relax in St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. John. Our prager for this excellent Institution is that your diligence. Your situation will at times ihe benefits it dispenses may extend to the be seldom assisted by the company and tra
appear discouraging; but although you may Atmost ends of the earth.
vail of your brethren, never forget that you " By our people having now received so
are under the continued notice of the Lord ; many printed books, they have becoine very and that his tender regard extends to all eager to learn to read, and better to under thusê wlio waitupun llim in reverence and Kand the Holy Scriptures. In the schools
buwility." (which have been well attended by old and
" Froin the epistles and other communi. young), the more difficult parts are explained cations froin America, we find that our tu thens : thus they obtain a clearer insight friends, besides being attentive to the coninto the Gospel."
cerps of our own Society, are still pursuing Hopedale, Aug. 27, 1813.—“Our dear their engagements for the welfare of the Esquimaux dock bas proceeded nearly in the African and the Indian race. But the war same way as last year. The work of the in wbich that country and this are now sorHoly Spirit is manifest, especially among our corrownicas. They have obtained a clearer stacles io their efforts towards civilizing theln.'
rowfully involved, has presented great obinsight into their own belplessiless and core dians; and is likely, for a time, to suspend in' ruption by nature, and all have an earnest
some paris their successful exertions in that mesite to be delivered from every thing that important and interusling cause." is contrary to the mind aud word of God.”
Amongst the nuinerous benevolent ut. CARIST, ORsery. No. 140.
dertakings which now interest the minds of obey the teachings of this unerring Guide, we our countrymen, we contemplate, with much shall be led to cry to the Lord, that he satisfaction, the general circulation of the would preserve us from self-exaltation, from Holy Scriptures. Vur sense of that inesti attributing to ourselves or others that honour mable treasure has been frequently acknow which is due to Him alone. We shall be on lenged; and we feel ourselves engaged to oor guard lest we should mistake our proper call tne attention of such of our members sphere of usefulness, or suffer any pursuit, as may be employed in this salutary wurk, to however laudable in itself, to divert us from the suprenie importar.ce of giving heed to our true allotment of labour in the church, that Divine Word, to which the Scriptures This watchfulness onto prayer can alone enbear lestimony. This Word is Christ; the sure our growth in religious experience, and • Bread of Lite,' and the · Light of men;" our establishment in every good word and that • Liglit which lightcth every man that work." conell into the world. If we are earnest to
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
CONTINENTAL INTELLIGENCE. vicinity of Chateau Thierry, and on the All eyes are directed, at the present no. 17th, bis liead-quarters were at Guignes, ment, to Paris and ils vicinity. It is there within thirty miles of Paris; while the Allies that the batile of the civilized world is now appear to have reached in force the town of jought; and in proportion to the severity and Nangis, which is only ten miles farther re: protraction of the struggle, is the universal moved from the capital tban Guignes. At solicitude for its result. Hitberto, the ope. Nangis a battle took place ou the 18th, and rations of the combatants have been attended another at Montereau on the 19th, in which with diversified success. On the 25th of the Allies were beaten. On the 19th, the January, Bonaparte left Paris to place him. heat-quarters of Swartzenburgh were again self at the head of his army at Chalons, in at Troyes, the same position he had occupied Champagne. On the 281), he commenced about a fortnight before. Bonaparte appears his operations, by moving rapidly to St. Di 10 bare made immense efforts to retard and zier, and attacking a part of the allied army thus to check the progress of the Allies, Agreat, stationed there. A succession of engage. part of Soult's army has been brought post ments followed from that day to the 1st from the neighbourhood of Bayonne, to fight Febroary, in which the Allies appear, from his battles on the Seine, while Suchet's army Bonaparte's own account, to have had clearly has been withdrawn from Catalonia, for the the advantage. He was driven, with the defence of Lyons. These movements, how loss of upwards of 60 pieces of cunnon, and ever, will set at liberty the chief part of Lord 4000 prisoners, through Brienne 1o Troyes; Wellington's force, which will doubtless march wbence he subsequently withdrew to Nogent, forward as soon as the state of the roads and about sixty quiles from Paris. On the 10th, the weather will permit his advance. The he made a rapid movement northward, to army of the Crown Prince had also crossed Chateau Thierry, for the purpose of opposing the Rhine at Cologne on the 10th inst. and the advance of a "part of the allied army was in full march in the direction of Sois. which was pressing forward to the capital suns and Rheims, to join the line of the in that direction. Between the 10th and Allies, in its progress to Paris. His advanced 161h inst. several severe actions took place guard had already carried Soissons by as in the vicinity of that place, which termin sault, and was also in possession of Rheims, nated greatly in favour of Bonaparte, Blu While hostilities were thus vigurously pur. cher having been forced to retire 10 Cha. sued, negociations for a peace appear to have loos with considerable loss. In the mean been opened on the 4th instant, at Chatillon, time, however, that part of the allied army sur Seine, between Lord Castlereagh, the which was placed more immediately under Austrian, Russian, and Prussian Ambas. the orders of Prince Swartzenberg, continued. sadors; and Caulincourt, on the part of to advance on the road from Troyes to Paris; Bonaparte. How far these negociations have and on the 12th or 13th, effected the passage proceeded, and by what circumstances they of the Seine, although all the bridges from have been impeded, has not transpired; but Melun to Trayes appear to have been blown the tardiness of their progress seems to indiup, and took possession of Foulainblcau. cate that there was at least no wish, on the This event recalled Bonaparte from the part of the Allies, to make peace with Bar