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MISSIONS OF THE UNITED
No, Baas, I seek not to have liberty to BRETHREN.
sin, as I might in other places ; I only de
sire to have that liberty which Jesus allows.' (Concluded from p. 198.)
We assured her, how much we wished that Tue only part of the recent accounts of the she also might be truly converted to Jesus, Missions of the United Brethren, to which and that, therefore, we should permit her to we have not already adverted, is that which live upon our land, on trial.” Telates to their settlements near the CAPE Sept. 18.--" A Hottentot Captain, called of Good Hore. We shall proceed to give Moses, lest 118, after an agreeable visit of our readers a brief view of their state and two days. His kraal, or village, is in the progress.
neighbourhood of Swellendam. He is likeI. Gnadenthal.
wise captain of the Hottentois on the Schlau. July 3, 1811.-" A woman came to us gen, or Serpent's River. Some years ago and requested leave to live in the settlement. he lived here, and we entertained good She was extremely eager in her applica. bopes of his eonversion ; but he was obliged tion, and said that her only motive was to to return, and re-assume his station as caphear and believe the word of God. Her tain. In his kraal, there are several pernative place was in the suow-mountains, on sons who formerly lived at Gnadenthal, and the Caffre frontier. She was informed, that among them a woman, who had learnt la we wished her well to consider what she read at our school. She has taught several professed, as we required of all those peo- children in that place, and we therefore ple who asked leave to live here, that their gave the captain some Spelling-books and bebaviour should be, in every respect, cor- Testaments, to give to such as miglit distinrect, and that they should leave off all their guish themselves' by their diliveuce, for old heathenish customs, otherwise we should which he was very thankful. lle was much immediately send them away. On the con- affected at taking leave, and said, ' Dear trary, if she lived at a farm, she would en. teachers, do not forget me! I am sinful joy more liberty, and might live as she in sond and body, and have many wicked pleased. She answered with earnestness : thoughts ; bat God knows that I do aut
like to be a slave to sin. I still feel a love * An old widow exclaimed: "O what to Jesus and to you, and pray that teachers can I do to show my thankfulness! I will may soon come to my kraal' This his wisb pray for them daily, that the Lord may has been lately fulfilled, some English and richly reward them for thinking of us poor Duich Missiunaries having settled there." Hottentots.'
Dec. 15.-" The celebration of the Christ. " Another said: "What kindness is mas season was distinguished by a heart- this! First our dear friends think of our felt sense of the infinite love of our Creator, poor souls, and send us teachers; and then in becoming man to redeem us from sin and they provide for our bodies, and send us curse. A large company of strangers, from clothing. I shall never see them in this far and near, joined us on this joyful occa- world; but I hope I shalt see them at the sion. A still more numerous party of vi- feet of Jesus in heaven, and there thank sitors arrived on the 31st. We had above them for their love.' twenty waggons standing in our place; be- “ This most acceptable present consisted sides which, great numbers came on horse- of a piece of blue striped cotton, another of back and on foot. The good order observed white callico, and a large piece of green by all was such, as we could hardly have baize, upwards of fifty ells long, by which expected in so large an assembly. We cou- 43 poor persons were provided with jackets cluded the year with prayer and praise, and aud petticoals. We desire to join in their experienced the precious presence of our thanksgiving, and pray the Lord abundantly Savioer this congregation, in a manner to bless and reward var friends in England not to be described in words. The many for their generosity." strangers present joined us in giving glory March 5.-"A young woman, who left to the God of all “grace, whose mercies to
ns, and afterwards married . 'man ona us, in the year past, have been daily new; neighbouring farm, came, and with many and in devoting ourselves unto him who tears expressed her repentance that she had loved us, and gave himself for us, that we forsaken, not us, but the Lord and his ways. should for ever be his own.
She wept bitterly, and said, that she was « Our congregation consists, at the close not worthy to be any more thought of by of the year, of 769 members, of whom 223 us. Being asked, whether there were any are communicants; 113 baptized, but not good people living in the place to which she yet pariakers of the Lord's Supper ; 69 had gone, she replied, " Ah! do not ask candidates for the communion, and 106 for They are all good, worthy people, baptism; and 258 baptized children. In compared to me. I am the chief of sin. 208 houses in this settlement, dwell 993 ners, and deserve for my sins to be expersons: 31 more than at the close of 1810. cluded from all humav society, but I will In the year past, 141 persons have been not cease calling upon the Lord till he has baptized, 47 admitted to the communion, mercy upon me.'” 16 received into the congregation, 62 new
May 1.-" Dr. Hasier, and other friends, people came to live on our land, and 30 de- and on the 2d, President Van Rhyneveldt parted this life.”
paid us a friendly visit. We feel great re Feb. 14, 1612." Dr. W. who had been gard and gratitude towards the latter, who with us on a visit, lest us. During his stay has always been a friend and father to us, with us he had the misfortune to be sting and now again expressed his earnest wish by a very venomous spider; but was re- that we might be able to extend our labours lieved by one of those persons living bere to many other places. He look particular who understand the art of extracting poison. notice of the improved state of our towi, with He was so thankful to his physician for his which he expressed much satisfaction." Tecovery, that lie forgave him a debt of up- 111h._" An aged slave sent us a dollar wards of twenty dollars, which he had long and a shilling, to distribute among the poor owed bim.
at Gnadenthal. He is a Malabar by birth, “ 19th.We distributed among our peo- and long ago became acquainted with us. ple some articles of clothing, sent as a pre. We can truly call him a lover of the trutb, sent to them from some benevolent friends as it is in Jesus." in England. The expressions of gratitude, June 7.--" We enjoyed the singular, and which we heard on this occasion, were so to us very pleasant sight, of the whole counfervent, that had the worthy benefactors try being covered with snow, which has not been present, they would have, rejoiced to occurred during the whole twenty years na perceire how welcowe and truly useful to sidence of the brethren in this place. All these poor people their gists have been. the mountains, and eren the Swartaberge,
(black mountains), were covered. The we ought to mention luis baving preserved snow remained for seven days upon ile us feum infection and danger during the Ligliest peaks, but in the valley it soon small-pox, though many of onr people were Tvelted away. The cold was intense.”. at work in places where they prevailed.
July 19.--" Fifteen adults were baptized During the period of this epidemical disby Brother Kuehuel, assisted by the other ease, there existed great consternation among ordained brethsen. We bless the Lord for the inhabitants at the Cape, as formerly this the particular manifestation of his grace to disorder always prored dangerous, and fatad us on this occasion. He was, indeed, in to most. Our heavenly Father, however, the midst of his congregation, and made it blessed the inoculation by vaccinatiou in a a day of peace and joy to us, and all our remarkable manner; insomuch, that ils chapeople. On this day, 19 years ago, the racter as a defence against infection by the first Hottentot was baptized, after the re- small-pox is established in this country. Dewal of the mission; and, since that time, “ The Lord has been gracious to us in 1113 adults have been added to the church externals, and we return our sincerest thanks by holy baptisni, besides children.”
to all who have contributed to the mainte.. August 16.-" We bcard with great sor- nance of this mission. row the affecting account of the unexpected “ The work of God lias continued, withdeath of our valuable friend and benesac- out much external shew, to increase and tor, Mr. Van Rhynefeld, president of the prosper, which, we trust, the diaries of the Council of Justice at Capetown). We liave past year will prove, to the joy of all true lost in him a tried friend and father, who lovers of the Lord Jesus. They will, with was earnestly intent upon doing every thing us, praise and bless his name for all the to assist in the propagation of the Gospel.” proots of liis power and grace made mani
September.“ In the beginning of this fest among us. ruonth Brother Kurester and his wife were “ In the year 1812, there were born here engaged in speaking with 150 married con- 49 eliildren; 61 new people have become ple belonging to our congregation, of whom inhabitants; candidates for baptism, 100; they reported that most ot' them were walk. for the communion, 98 ; adults and cbiling wurthy of the Gospel. Many of thein dien baptized, 163; first partakers of the observed. that before they had lieard God's Lord's Supper, 76; received into the congreword, while they were yet heathen, they gation, 15; departed this life, 20; moved had frequent broils and beat each other ; 10 Gruenekloof, 5 persons. The congregabut since their conversion tliey loved each tion consists of 876 persons, of whom 296 other mose, and from a purer principle than are communicants; 107 more than last year. beture, and such disturbances had ceased. There are 1073 persons living at GnadenA sister being askeit whether she lived al- thal, in 224 liouses." ways in peace with her busband, made she April 21, 1813.-" The Passion Week following reply : • There is no water so clear was a seasou of great blessing to us and all and pore, but there may be su me small our dear people. On Maundy Thursday, portion of mud at the bottom, which will three persons partook of the Lord's Supper shew itself if you stir it, and try to turn the with us for the first time, and S9 were prestream.""
sent as candidates, 19 of wliom will be conDec. 31.-" The Rer. Mr. Campbell ar. firmed for adniission to it the next time. rived here on a visit. lle expressed liis joy On Easter Sunday, 22 were baptized into on seeing so large a congregation of believe the death of Jesus. On this solemn occaing Hottentots dwelling in this place, but sien a Scotch Missionary, the Rev. Ms. regretted, ibat be could not address thein George Thom, was present, and afterwards in Duich. He adnuired also the order, de expressed his great joy in beholding, for votion, and attention which prevailed in the first time, the baptism of converts from their meetings at churclı, and attended the among the heatlen. Nineteen were ad public worship at nighi, when, at twelve milted among the candidates for baptism, o'clock, we closed the old, and entered into " During these holidays we had here a the new year, with prayer
great number of both Christian and other " When we call to niind all ihe events of visitors, insomuch that our spacious church the year past, we fall down at ibie feet of could not contain them all, and many stood Jesus, and exclaim,• Is il possible that thou without. canst love such poor undeserving creatures "". On the 2d of this month we had the si inaich, and shew sucha great mercy to- pleasure to see his Excellency Sir John wards us. Among many outward benefits, Francis Craddock, governce of tbis colony, Christ. OBSERV, No. 149.
with his son and two aids de camp, Lieuts- 19ih." In the latter days of this Col. Reynell and Major Manro, atrive with Month, sëveral new people called upon us, us on a visit. His Excellency seemed much expressing their concern for the salvation of gratified, and expressed his satisfaction with iheir souls. One of them, Trim Jaeger, all lie saw and heard. The melodious sáid, • 1 lave grown old in the service of singing of the Hottentot Congregation in the sin, but I hear, that the greatest sinner may evenit,g-service pleased him nuch. We had come to Jesus and be saved. This gives me much conversation with him relating to the liope. I pray, therefore, daily, that my concerus of this establishment, and that at sins may be forgiven, and that our Saviour Gruenekloof, and were thankful to per- máy receive me, and make me his child.' ceive that doe is favourably disposed towards Little children also begged their mothers to the Mission."
bring them to sisters Schmitt and Bonatz, June 26.- -- Since the commencensent of to speak with them about our Saviour. this year, 40 new people have come 10 lisoIn general, we discover of late a new here ; 24 children have been born; 46 adults awakening in the hearts of our people, for and 16 children baprized ; 31 ui mitted to which we ohen bring thanks and praises to the Holy Communion, and 31 to the class that blessed Spirit whose work alone it is." of candidates for it.
Aug. 11th. Between two and three .“ We enjoy ubie favour and protection if o'clock in the morning, our dog began to our excellent Guvernment; and though we bark with such violence, that we suspected perceive tbat not all the white people in the the approach of some wolves, which proved country are friends to the Mission, yet we 100 true. They leaped over the wall entrust in its wisdorn and justice, that all closing our farn-gard, and killed iwo sleep difficulties will be removed, and permanency and 14 goats. They cut off all the heads, ensured to our Missions here and at Grue- and left the carcases." nokloof."
Sept. 20.-" It pleased the Lord to lay 2. Gruenekloof
a special blessing opne the preaching of the Jan.5th, 1812. Two English soldiers, Gospel, a great number, bob of our own who are pious people, called upon us, and people, and of strangers, being present. attended the Jirány and public service. After the sermon several came to speak We had afterwards some agreable and edi. with us, concerning tlie state of their fying conversation with them."
souls." 12th." We had again an agreeable 30th." Sister Bonatz miglit have been visit from two English soldiers, with whom hurt by * very venemous serpent. She qur intercourse has beconie, of late, more went to fetch some eggs from the hen-roost, frequent, and we find among them several when she saw something lying in it, looking who are truly awakened, and meet in fel. like a piece of rope, but, on touching it to lowship for mulual edifcation."
take it away, soon discovered the mistake, Feb. 17th... A fainily, consisting of and the creature was immediately killed.” five persons, came hither, requesting leave Nov. 10.—We had a very agreeable to live at Gruenekloof. The man said, irisit from Mr. Campbell, and two English have served sin all my life, but now I wish Missionaries. He lately arrived here on a to turn to God, and as I have heard that pastoral visit to the English and Dutch bere the Huttentots are taught bow to missionary establishments in this country, know and obey Hins; I ain come with my « On ihe following day, they went into sbildren to tluis place; O, do not refuse niy all the Hottentots' houses, and coversed with zequest!" But as he had no passport, we several of them, in a very kind and confiwere under the necessity of referring hindential manner, about the grace bestowed . to the Piscal to obtaja ont. A passport on them. Many answered the questions, was given him, but his bau's (master) pre- put to them in a very open-hearted way. vailed upon him at Capetown, to bire bim- « Rachel Saul said : · Yes, sir, we can. self for three months, to go to Graaf Renet, not indeed sufficiently thank the Lord for and fetch his cattle. He agreed to it, on the mercy shown unto us. I strayed long condition tliát lie might also fetch his own; in the wilderness, and knew not that there for wlrich purpose he obrained a permit at was a Saviour. Now I have been taught 1o Capetown. Some gentlemen at the Cape know Him in my latter years. Oihat I asked him what made him so anxious about were more thankful! But 'herein I am far getting 10 Grueneklool. He replied: 1 behind. He must help me with His Spirit, em u sinner
, seeking rest for my soul, and at and give me power to be more obçilient to that place I shall be directed in the way of Him and my teachers, and to walk in .His salvation,'*
We are not worthy, that we should
bę. so kindly reinembered in your native directed the hearts of so many of his country. I beg you to thank all our friends children, of various denominations, to take and benefaclors.
share in their spiritual and temporal welfare, " Others said the same, and our friends and now had sent theni particular friends in seemed much pleased with their visit. After Mr. and Mrs. Haringion, wlio, by active the evening-service, they desired to offer up benevolence, wished to adıyinister to their their prayers and thanksgivings, in fellowo necessities. We ihen made the distribuship with us, for the goodness of God, who tion. They were much affected, and said, bad caused the light of His Gospel to shine that they were vu worthy of the love any so bright in this place. We joined moss kindness of their teachers, and of such good ferrently in their prayers, that in Africa also friends, being yet so very deficient in showthe knowledge of our crucified Saviour may ing their love to our Saviour and His peospread far and wide, and many nations, ple, but expressed their thanks to these flock to Him as their Redeemer.
generous benefactors, in the most' lively " On the 12th, these worthy visitors left' terms, and with many tears of gratitude." us; the Hottentots, in their usual manner,, Feb. 16ih." Anna Chater Saul departed singing some farewell verses for them, this life. She was baptized some years ago at which they auswered by singing an English Gnadenthal, and admined there to the hymn."
Lord's Supper. In 1810, she moved lsither Dec. 31.—" At nine in the evening we with her husband. She walked worthy of met to close the year with prayer and her heavenly calling, and was always clieérthanksgiving, and devoted ourselves anew to fully resigned to ihe will of the Lord. Her Him, who had supported and blessed us exemplary conduct edified the whole conthroughout the year past; and in whose gregation, and she often prayed to our pardoning, love, and sure help, in every Saviour to grant her grace and strength to time of need, we place our confidence for act in conformity to His word. If she found the time to come.
any opportunity of speaking to her sisters of " During the course of the year 1812, what the Lord had done for her soul, her 17 persons have become partakers of the mouth was filled with praise and thanks-, Lord's Supper; 25 adults and seven chile giving. In her wliole de portment' it was dren were baptized ; $3 were admitted as evident, that the grace of God had not been candidates; and 37 obtained leave to live' bestowed upon her in vain. Shortly behere.
fore her end, she sent for Brother Schmitt “ The Hottentot Congregation at Grue- and his wise, and entreated them to pray nekloof consists, at present, of 125 persons, the Lord soon to take her home. Slie of whom 36 are communicants. There are added : “ I am ready, and only waiting for 252 inhabitants, dwelling at Gruenekloot my Saviour, to come and take me to Him-.. and Lauweskloof, whom we serve with tbe self as an unworthy but reconciled simner.” Gospel, and commend, with ourselves, to the More persons belonging to our congregation, prayers of all our brethren and friends." having assembled, Brother Schmitt offered
Jan. 26 and 27, 1813.- .-" We bad a very up a fervent prayer, commending her deagreeable visit from Mr. John Herbert parting spirit to her Redeemer; 'soon after Hariugton, chief judge of the East-India which she fell gently asleep." Company's Court in Bengal, in company of Mr.Thom. They visited all the dwellings, and
SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPORT OF attended our worship; conversed very kindly
GAELIC SCHOOLS. with many of our people, ou the ground of The annual nieeting of this Society was our faith, aud in general showed great inte held at Edinburgh on the 30th of November rest in the welfare of this work of God among last. The Report then made was full and the heatheo. At taking leave, Mr. Haring- satisfactory. Forty circulating schools had ton most generously gave us 50 dollars, to been formed in different parts of the least be distributed among the poorest Hottentots accessible districts of the Highlands and of our congregation, and 100 dollars to. Islands. The eagerness of the pour people wards the support of the Mission. We felt to profit by these schools, as well as the very grateful for this most seasonable relief; progress of the scholars, was highly encouand on tha 31st, having fixed upon 24, as raging. The funds of the Society had also the pourest of our people, we sent for them, been considerably increased; and its income after the afterijoon's service, spoke to them in the year 1813 amounted to about 8001. of the goodness and mercy of the Lord, of the forty schools that were formed, the obowa lo then in so many ways, how he had teachers of the Society liave been wholly re