« PreviousContinue »
gardens; useful manufactories; an After travelling ten days in the hospital; and an Auxiliary Mis- direction of N.N. E. they arrived sionary Society among Hottentots! at the city of Latakkoo, which conWbo now will doubt, whether the tains about 1500 houses, neatly Gospel ought to be preached to un- built, and about 8000 inhabitants. civilized nations ? Several natives After waiting ten days for the king, have been raised up from among Mateebee, who was abseat on a the converted Hottentots, who preach jackal-hunt, Mr. Campbell was in to their countrymen with great ac- iroduced to him, and requested leave ceptance and usefulness.
to send Missionaries to bis people, From Bethelsdorp Mr. Campbell which was granted. Here Mr. proceeded through a wild country, Campbell obtained the important almost uninhabited, on the borders information that there were twenty of Caffreland, in order to fix upon tribes of people north of Latakkoo, two spots eligible for missionary who all speak the same language, settlements, in Zureveld, near the and who are reported to be still more Great Fish River, the Goveroment civilized. having kindly promised to give suf From Latakkoo, after a circular ficient portions of land for that pure and interesting tour of six weeks
, pose. Two suitable places were ac- Mr. Campbell returned to Klaar cordingly fixed upon. Mr. Camp. Water, where he continued about a bell next travelled in a north-wese fortnight to arrange the affairs of * terly direction to Graaf Reinet, that settlement, and whence he pro
where Mr. Kicherer resides, and bad ceeded on a route entirely new, die the pleasure of witnessing the bappy rectly across the continent of Africa, effects of his labours : here also he westward. At length, after a jour. met with the Hottentots who visited ney of nine months, be returned to England in the year 1803. From the Cape in safety and in belter this place he commenced his journey health than when he set out. to the Orange River, about the souh The following are the missionary i of May, Mr. Kicherer and other stations in South Africa. :'
friends accompanying him a week's 1. In the Namaqua Country, at - journey, as far as the limits of the Kamiesberg. The number of per. colony, preaching, wherever they sons residing at this station, were
, we had opportunity, to the boors and according to the last accounts, about
the heathen; some of whom, alas! five hondred, besides the Bastard had never heard of a God; nor had Hottentots at the neighbouring krall they a word in their language of By zondermeid, who amounted to whereby to denote him. He crossed one hundred and forty-five. The the wild Boschemen's country until Missionaries at this station are
be reached the Orange River, and Messrs. Albrecht, Schmelen, Helm, 2. after trayelling about one hundred and Ebuer. álmides along iis banks to the easte 2. At Klaar Water, near the ward, he found a ford which he Orange River. The Missionaries at
safely crossed: be describes the ris tbis place are Mr. Anderson and wilwer as wider than the Thames at Mn Japz Mr. Anderson com: v London Bridgeso On the next day plains much of the general luke zs he reached Klaar Water, the mis warmness of the people. About - sionary settlement which has long three hundred persons generally a ... been under the care of the Missions tended the preaching of the word 1:aries Anderson, Kramer, and Janze on the Lord's days, and the deba
. so Here he remained by a few days, viour of people was, in general
, - and left it, aceompanied by Messrs. decent and moral. lo agriculture en Anderson, Kok, and Hendrick, in but slow progress was made and värder to explore a large and populous the core raised was insufficient for os city which had been described tobim. the subsistence of the people Their
cattle, however, are muhiplied. The 5. Theopolis. The Missionaries number of people in this settlement at this place are Messrs. I G. VHwas, in August 1812, from seven to bricht and Bartlett. eight hundred. Four persons had 16. Bushusmen Country ; Mr. Eraše been baptized and received into mus Smith. **/ communion in the course of the : 7. Zurebrak near Zwellendam, year. For several years after the Mr. J. Seidenfaden. Missionaries took up their residence 8. Tulbach Drosdy; Messrs. C. among this people, they lived a Kramer and A. Voss. wandering life, which was ex 9. Bethelsdorp. At this station tremely inconvenient to the Mis- the Missionaries are Messrs. Read, sionaries, and a great obstacle to Wimmer, and Messer; A. Vercivilization and improvement. At hoogh, a native of Mosambique, and length, after many entreaties, the W. F. Corner, a native of Demepeople resolved to take up a settled rary. residence. Since that time they io. Cape Town. Me: Thom conhave cultivated and sown a consi- tinues to preach three or four times a derable portion of ground, planted week to a considerable number of several gardens; some of them have persons, chiefly the soldiers of the built houses of stone, and now begin 93d regiment; (Sutherland Highto feel themselves at home.
landers,) of whom he has frequently 3. Silver Fountain. Mr. and Mrs. from two hundred to six hundred Sass, after a most difficult and ha- hearers. He speaks very highly zardous journey through the wilder- of their moral conduct, their serious ness, in which they lost several of piety, and their exemplary liberality. their oxen, and were without bread Among other charitable objects, for nearly a month, reached, at they have contributed seven hanlength, the residence of Captain dred rix-dollars (above one hundred Kok. Here the people were so de- pounds sterling) to the missionary sirous of hearing ihe word, that they cause. But Mr. Thom's labours entreated him to preach to them are not confined to the ministry of : twice every day, and on the Lord's the Gospel : he has been instrumenday thrice. Many persons here re- tal in the formation of religious inceived the word with joy, and seve- stitutions, and in the distribution of ral individuals appeared to be really the Scriptures, books, and religious converted. The number of the tracts. He has also under his care people, in the beginning of the last some young men, intended for the year, (including old and young) was work of the ministry. about 118. 4. Hooge Krall, the Drosdy of
III. INDIA George, near Bota's Place. When 1. VizagapatamHere Messrs. the people of this krall, among Gordon and Pritchett continue to whom Messrs. Read and Wimmer labour, both in the work of translahad preached, were apprised of the tion and of instruction. Having approach of Mr. Campbell and his made a good proficiency in the Tefriends, they sent messengers to meet linga language, they preach to the
him, and about fifty of them came se people in their own tongue. They : veral miles to welcome him, express- go frequently into the villages
ing the greatest anxiety to know around them, reading and explainwhether or not they might expect a ing portions of the word of God. missionary; and when one was pro- Sometimes they have visited the idol
mised by Mr.' Campbell, they idis temples, and have prevailed on some 9 played the highest degree of satis of the Bramins to listen to the Scrip
faction. At present, Mr. Pacalt is: tures. On one of these occasions, : labouring with success among these each of the Bramins accepted a copy
Hottenvoie, sui lo si doar whereix supone the Gospels, and promised to
peruse it diligently. The cooverted attendance; but at Ectamoly and Auc Pramin, Anunderayer, goes on well, ticada they attend much better : at and takes delight in the instruction the latter place he thinks of enlarge of his countrymen. Of another ing the church. Piutalow and CoBramin, Narasimooloo, they enter. vilvilly appear stationary; but a Lained good hopes, and intended, new congregation has sprung up at when they last wrote, soon to bap- Ananda-nadan-cudi.yirappa, where rize him. He also is employed in the people have erected a small reading the Scriptures to the na church : upon the whole, there has. tives, in company with the Miso been an increase in number; ove sionaries, who explain the passage hundred and forty-six have been read. Their visits to the native baptized since he last wrote. The schools sometimes afford a high de. number at church-members is about gree of pleasure.
six hundred and seventy-seven. 2. Gunjam. Mr. Lee, who was at About sixty children are in the Vizagapatam, has removed to Gan- schools under his direction. jam, a populous town on the coast. . 4. Belhary, Mr. , Hands bad Here he is surrounded, not only by been alarmingly ill: he was, howa vast body of the natives, but also ever, mercifully recovered; and afby a multitude of Portoguese, half ter a journey to Vizagapatam and to cast people. He was about 10 open Madras, returned to his station and a school for children of the laiter resumed his labours, assisted by description, and another for the na Mr. Taylor, a native of Madras, and tives, in wbich he would teach both one of the fruits of bis ministry, English and Genton, and thereby there; and who, on his recommenda have an opportunity of introducing ation, has been received as a mis. and explaining the doctrines of the sionary under the patronage of this. Gospel. The attendance of Euro- Society. On bis journey, wherever peans and others on public worship be halted, he usually endeavoured is encouraging. About one hundred to publish among those who knew. and twenty persons attend twice on the Canara language, the truth of the Lord's-day and hear the word the Gospel, which in general, the with seriousness, and he hopes with people were so ready to hear, that good effect. Immediately after the they crowded the choultry, from the service on Lord's-day evenings, he time he entered till he left it. He reads a portion of the Scriptures to passed through some hundreds of the natives who are present, and ex towns and villages; in some of which plains it to them in the Gentoo lan, he found congregations of Roman guage. He was then erecting a Catholics, especially in the large place of worship, fifty feet by thirty- towns near the Coromandel Coast; eight, in doing which he is assisted and in some of the villages, the by the Government. He has trans. greater part of the inhabitants were lated Dr. Watts's First Catechism, Christians of that communion; but and other useful books for children, too generally they were scarcely to He is also proceeding in bis trans- be distinguished from their heatheu lation of the Book of Genesis into neighbours. The paucity of Bra. the Telinga.
mins there, the ruinous state of their 3. Travancore. Mr. Ringeltaube pagodas and religious bouses, and still resides at Magilady, in Travan- the disregard now shewn to their core, and continues his labours at se. once-famous deities, afford encouveral village churches in that neigh, ragement to hope, that the time is bourhood. He visits twice a month not far distant when they shall bear his several congregations, and every and receive the truth of the Gospel
. evening addresses as many as are His schools continue to flourish. willing to attend.
In some of these Some copies of the New Testament places,ihe people are irregular in their in the Telinga tongue have been die
stributed among the Gentoos. He particularly desires that any who
ster of the Dutch church at Colana 5. Chinsurah. Mr. May, who bo. He had previously been useful was sent out with a view of aiding, in visiting and reviving some yrabe the Mission at Vizagapatam, esper schools, and, in his present siluda cially in the tuition of the children, tion, says that he has better opporfor which he has a peculiar talent, tunities than ever of being service was led to settle at Chinsurah, able to the missionary cause. He where he has the prospect of much was endeavouring, with the mem, usefalness, especially to the rising bers of the Dutch Consistory, to generation. Mr. May superintends open schools at Columbo, for the ihe Free School at Chinsurah, in poorer classes of children, on the which he has introduced some be. plan of Dr. Bell. neficial improvements : he intended Mr. Ehrardt has been employed to commence a native school in the by Government to visit the schools, month of January, on the British many of which he found in great disa plan. Speaking of schools, be says, order. He took every opportunity * It is among the rising generation of preaching, and instructing both chiefly, that I look for success: by adults and children in his jourpies. teaching them to read the Scriptures Mr. Read was acting as visitor of and laying before them the grand the schools in the district of Point de principles of our holy religion, we Galle. He gives a deplorable account may remove their prejudices without of the people in general, who, while shocking them." "He is looking out they retain the name of Christians, for native teachers, as recommended are really idolaters. Mr. Read residen by the late Dr. John, and wishes to at Amlamgodde, where he preaches pursue the plan of a good lady up in Dutch or English, and occasionihe country, who employs two or ally there and at other places to the three native teachers, giving each of Cingalese, by an interpreter. ,: The them four rupees a month, and two Government has promised to estaannas for every regular scholar; blish free schools al Galle, Matura, this renders them diligent in procur- and Jaffnapatnam, one or more of Ing and retaioing the children. Mr, which Mr. Read will probably be May wishes for more assistance, and called to undertake. Culond (1104
the dihare iti 0169'.'&tyti
Lord) Molesworth continues to be their country men. The young men an active promoter of the schools in , who bave studied the Bengalee lanthis island.
guage have performed public wora 29v er i V. CHINA.
ship among them, reading the Scrip
ture, praying, singing, and reading Mr. Morrison has finished the a serman to them; after which the great work of translating the whole Lascars declared that they under, of the New Testament into the Chi. slood every word. One of their nese language These Scriptures number, who teaches the students, have already found their way into has more than once read ihe Scripdistant parts of the empire. Mr. tures in Bengalee to his country: Morrison has also printed and dis.. men. One of the students bas appersed a catechism, containing the plied himself to the attainment of fundamental principles of Christian, the Chinese language, under the ity, and a tract also on its chief tuition of a learned native of China. doctrines. Mr. Morrison is not
'VII. NORTH AMERICA. permitted to preach publicly, or to go into the interior of the country: Mr. Spratt continues to labour at but he expounds the Scriptures to Quebec (during the absence of the his domestics and a few others, and minister). He is well attended; bis prays with them. Some individuals auditory listen with great serious , appear to have profited by the , ness to the word, and he is encouwond, to forsake their idols, and de, raged to believe that his labours are sire to be baptized as Christians. , useful. An Auxiliary Bible Society. The Chinese Dictionary and Gram- has been formed at Quebec, chiefly mar, written by Mr. Morrison, are by his congregation; the military so bigbly esteemed, that the East- hospitals and the jail are furnished India Company has sent out a suite with the Scriptures, both in English able person to print it, at their ex- and in French, and the people are pense, in three volumes folio. is preparing to erect a new and larger
Mr. Milne arrived at Macao, place of worship. July 1813, and was gladly received Mr. Smart is diligent and useful by Mr. Morrison, rejoicing in the at Elizabeth Town, and labours also hope of labouring together in the at several other places from Gana, work of the Lord. But by the in, noque to Matilda. When the peo stigation of the Roman Catholic ple are not hindered by military clergy, the Portuguese Government duties, his audience is frequently ordered him to quit the island in large, attentive, and apparently imten days : To this severe measure pressed by the word of Truth.. Mr. Milne was obliged to submit, Mr. Cox continues bis labours at and he removed to Canton, where he Augusta, and at other places occa applied himself assiduvuslytothe sto- sionally; but the engagements and dy of the Chinese language. As Eu« miseries produced by war hare ropeap females are not permitted to cramped his exertions... 1.39: reside at Canton, he was necessarily Mr. Hyde, who was sent out in separated from Mrs. Milne, who der the patronage of this Society, to continued with Mr. and Mrs. Mor. labour in Newfoundland, appears to rison, at Macao... 12: is 5,. * have been useful at St. John's : he
2. " has also visited some other parts of VI, LASCARS, as
the island, and at one place estan Many of these poor strangers: blished a Sunday-school. He speake have gladly listened to the word of with great concern of the deplora. God: some bare attentively perósed ble state of the island in generale the Scriptures of Truth, and have and the great need of additional la endeavoured to explain thema tá bouters. *** epiva i 4