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Examination and Annual Meeting of the Catechism - Read and repeated any part
Female Department of the Bengal Chris of Mother and Daughter -- Read the les. tian School Society.
sons in Jetter's Spelling-book, and also On Tuesday, December 28, 1824, was spelt eight columns, and gave the defini? held the Fifth Annual Examination of tion attached-Spelt and gave the mean; the Native Females educated by this ing of any words in Pearson's Spelling: Institution, at the residence of W. T.
book. Beeby, Esq. Circular Road, Calcutta.
The decorum manifested by all, and the The following is the order of proceedings readiness with which they read and on the interesting occasion.
spelt, seemed to afford very genera Isatis. The girls about to be examined being faction – while the pron ptitude with seated in classes, in two large rooms ad which the higher classes answered unex joining, the Rev. J. Hill was called to pected questions, put to them as to the the chair, and proceeded to inform the meaning of the Parables, or other lessons company present, that the schools of the they read, and the situation of different Society in Calcutta and its neighbour. places in the map of the globe they prohood, amounting to thirteen in number, duced, excited astonishment and delight. contained abouť 250 children. Of the The examination as to reading and spellfour schools superintended by Mrs.Trawining being completed, twenty of the elder at and near Kidderpore, however, through scholars, who had been instructed in her being absent from Calcutta, none attainments; and each of them was ready
needle-work, exhibited specimens of their could be conveniently brought to be ex. amined :-hence all the pupils present, with her needle and thread to prove to amounting to 75, that number being as any spectator, who might desire it, the great as it was supposed could be fully readiness with which she could handle examined in the time allotted for that these instruments of peaceful industry, parpose, were selected from the nine and domestic comfort. They were then schools under the care of Mrs. Colman, dismissed to another apartment, to receive containing about 180 girls,
the sinall rewards of money, or pin. The Chairman remarked also, that in cushions, needle-cases, &c. with which order to enable the examiners and the some benevolent ladies had presented company present to ascertain more fully them, while the company present prothe progress of the pupils, without occu. ceeded with the business of the Meeting, pying too much time, the children had
The Chairman then called on the Rev. been arranged in two rooms, where the J. B. Warden, one of the Secretaries of examination would be going on by dif. the Bengal Christian School Society, to ferent gentlemen at the same time.
read the Report. It stated, that the At the request of the Chairman, the schools connected with the Society during Rev. J. Wilson of Mirzapore, Rev. w. the last eighteen months, had increased Yates of Calcutta, and Rev. William from sir to twenty, and the pupils edu Carey of Cutwa, then proceeded to as- cated by it from 160 to 350, After nocertain the improvement made by the ticing more fully this pleasing extension children, according to the following or of the Society's operations in Calcutta, der of their attainments:
Kidderpore, Chinsurah, and Berhamporo, The junior class, viz.: the 5th-Read and expressing the obligations of the the Picture Alphabel, with the compound Committee for the handsome support they consonants and vowels.
had received in this country, (especially 4th Class-Read Picture Alphabet and from some Native gentlemen,) and from an easy lesson attached_Spelt in Pear. the London and Baptist Missionary Soson's Spelling-book.
cieties in England, the Committee closed 3rd Class-Read Mother and Daughter; the Report with soliciting for their sucrepeated the greater part of it-Spelt any cessors in office, (from the consideration part of Pearson's Spelling-hook-Read that the Society was in debt to its TreaGood Child and another lesson.
surer, and that its efforts knew no limits 2nd Class--Read the Parables--Good but that of the public liberality,) a deChild and reading lesson-Watts's Cate. cided addition to the support they so chism--Mother and Daughter, and re gratefully acknowledged. peated most of il-Spelf and gave the
The Report being concluded, the Chairmeaning of any words in Pearson's Spell. man again rose, and after proposing the ing-book.
appointment of the Officers and Commit. 1st Class-Read The Sheep and Good tee for the ensuing year, commented in a Child-Pearce's Geography, and pointed very forcible manner on the strength of out places on the Map of the World female influence, and the absolute necesDefence of Female Education - Parables city arising from hence, that that influence of our Lord, with commentary-Watts's should have a right direction. After a
glowing comment on the promise, that the labours and honours of the enterprize! knowledge of the Lord sball one day cover Let Christian females arise, then, to the the earth as the waters cover the face of performance of their duty. By their ear. the deep, he commended the Society to the nest prayers, their liberal contributions, patronage and liberal support of the com- their induence with others, and, (if acpany, and concluded with earnestly im. quainted with the language,) by the ploring that the Divine blessing might superintendence of schools, let them aid rest upon the Institution.
efforts so important and blessed. “Freely Having witnessed the very commence. have they received, through the gracious ment of Native Female Education in this arrangements of Divine Providence, the country, with the innumerable and per. blessings of education and religious implexing obstacles which at first impeded provement-freely, therefore, may they it; and having been also privileged to be inclined, under a grateful sense of behold its rapid progress, and the delight. their obligations, to give a portion to the ful spectacle of two public and most sa. ignorant and out of the way; that when tisfactory examinations of native girls He shall come, who from each of us shall within a few days of each other, we can. require an account of his stewardship, pot but feel thankful to Gud, encouraged we may render it with joy, and bo priin our hopes, and determined to con. vileged to witness the entrance into eter. tinue and enlarge our labours. Much has nal life of some saved by our instrumenbeen effected ;-but let the friends of tality, respecting whom, while prostrating Female Education persevere, and they ourselves before the throne, we may shall see greater things than these. To exclaim, Hero aro we, and the children the early friends of the Society, whose an. whom thou hast given us !" niversary wo are describing, belongs the bonour of commencing exertions so benefi. cial :-to its noble coadjutor (the Ladies'
DIGAH Society,) the equal honour of purning then to a still greater estent. Let a generous emulation continue to animate the from Mrs. Rowe, will shew how ser
The following extract of a letter conductors of both. Let all who the ability contributo to both. Let the viceable Cbristian females may be, Guccess and the occasional failure of the wben under the influence of a night plans of one institution, animate and spirit, in keeping things together at shall they walk forth to bless the country: a Missionary station, during a stale and like the great lights of heaven, of bereavement. We think it pro
E aball they each communicate, though in bable that, long ere now, Mr. different directions, an extensive and be. Moore has arrived at Digab to supDeficial infoenob. But long indeed must &t be, ero there be no part of our do: ply the place of the late Mr. Rowe. minions in the East, where a portion of Our little church of five members, tp that infuence shall not be feli, While, cluding myself, being destitute of a pak therefore, we applaud the arduous, bene tor, suffer much in our souls. We try to volent, and successful labours of Mrs. keep up our dejected spirits, by observing Wilson, Mrs. Colman, and others, the the common means of grace, in assen more activo friends of Native Femalo bling together, to sing, read the scripte Education, let us all recollect, that wo tures, and make somo remarks upon are bound to practise benevolenco, as well them, and to take our turns at prayer. as to admire it; and that it is a duty The worship of the true God is held from which nothing can exempt us, to do twice at the brethren's place, and twice all in our power to aid their efforts. An at my bungalow every Sabbath-day, in immense population, in urgent need of Hindee. Besides this, of a Lord's-day instruction, lies before us. Supposing afternoon, while they have worsbip for British Hindostan to contain seventy any who will hear, at the native chapel, millions, and allowing that there may be I read a chapter or sermon in English
, altogether two thousand females in this for the benefit of my family, that is, the extent of territory, receiving the blessings English part of it. The mander of diridof Christian education, we have only sis ing the Hindeo service is as follows in a population of two hundred thousand, When the weather admits of my exposing thus training up for God and glory! myself, I go to the pative chapel, where : What an extensive, and (as shewn by es. few native women usually assemble to perience) what a promising field of ex. hear me read a chapter or commentar; ertion is thus presented ; and what indi. after which, one or other of the Christian vidual does not desire to share
in the women prays.
This is done before breed
de fast. At ten o'clock, native worship is and while hearing brother Roop Das read
day, or do not like to do it. They all at wholly on fruits and vegetables; but for
tbis month past, and furnishes his own
It is a great source of sorrow to me, THB following Extracts from the
I still trust in correspondence of Mr. Daniel
which he bas chosen.
Orloff, Aug. 1824,
deserved the pame of Christians. Now,
I feel more joy and assurance in my very great; many families are without a heavenly calling; it is a blessed thing shelter. The hurricane extended to the not to see and yet believe. The Lord Dnieper, into which whole herds of cattle has given me an evident blessing among were swept by the violence of the temour German brethren, many of whose pest, and even the shepherds were hearts he has opened. Pray for me that drowned. Waggons laden with corn were I may grow in faith, and continue stead- overturned, and the corn scattered before fast to the end; and not become slothsul, the wind. Cureless, or lukewarm. I have now
now acquainted with the albec been a year at this place, without a pass. most familiar things in the Tartar lanport. I am not looked upon as a mere guage; aud shall proceed to acquire a sed an Servant to a Tartar, or I should have re- sufficient knowledge of religious terms in It revi ceived a passport. My manner of life order to speak to them soon about the awakens attention, but I am easy. Prince Saviour, wbich I greatly long to do ; for G-, and General 1–, told me I might what is every thing on earth to compare stay, as they would answer for me. How. with the excellency of the kgowledge of 11.8. 1 ever, if I should be removed, I shall go Christ Jesus my Lord? Nothing ap. si intellig where the Lord leads me, and I am pears to me more delightful than this happy every where.
truth, that God loveth sinners, and me Be not uneasy respecting what you who am a sinner also. But we must be hear from Russia; many important events assured of being freed from sin in Christ, are occurring in this empire, even within and feel the powerful influence of the my own experience. Almost insurmount- divine love within us. We must resign able obstacles are to be orercome by a our lives to him, else we cannot find true Christian among Musselmen. No idea life in him. Every day I feel more satis
. | ped at can be formed by a person who has but fied with my condition, for I am in my a superficial acquaintance with the doc- Father's house and service. trines of Islamism, of the fanaticism, Ignorance, and pride, as well as peculiar manners of the Tartars. However, I
AMERICA. have reason to bless the Lord, that I have been so successful, and live 80 The Boston Recorder for March, peacefully. I should soon have left Ali and gone to 1824, contains the following sum
There is live with another Tartar, if he had not mary of intelligence on the subject altered bis conduct towards his wife of " revirals of religion" in the Tasche, whom he used to beat cruelly. I United States. Have accounts of Jemonstrated and reasoned, but he told this nature oblained as much attenme that the Koran commanded the men to beat their wives; and that he had bought tion in Britain as they ougbt? his wise. I endeavoured to give bim AFTER a careful examination of the pa ha correct ideas on the subject, but in vain. pers, from Sept. 1822, to Sept. 1823, for I then declared that I wonid not stay the purpose of ascertaining the number with him if he treated his wife so barba of revivals reported in that period, rerously. At his request, however, I have sults have been published, by which it remained till now, and he has not beat appears, that more than 400 revivals, in his wife since our conversation, My which the number of hopeful couverts es. health is excellent, notwithstanding my ceeded 27,000, were reported. This is diet consists of the filesh of dead or dis. probably a greater number of revivals eased horses. Labour sweeteng every than the American churches have knoxa Ihing, and gives an appetite even to the in any preceding year. In the Presby. most disgusting viands. A person must terian church in 1815, there were only be exposed to the cold and wet, and have three revivals. From this small number slept in both, before he can enjoy the there was a regular and rapid increase miserable abodes of the Tartars; and yet, till the last year, when there were 98. It would give me great pain to see any of We have not the means of ascertaining my dear relations or friends in such a that there has been the same, or a similar situation, among this people, in a barren progress in the other denominations. But wild, where frequently, during the barn. we do not recollect that we have ever be ing heat and severe labour, not a drop of fore been cheered with the intelligence of good water is to be had.
so many hundred revivals, and so many A violent storm lately raged in this thousand converts in a single year. The district; many houses, even whole vil- prayer, that converts may be multiplied lages, were blown down in the old settle as the drops of morning den, seems to ke ment. Thé misery this has occasioned is answered.
At the present time, there are revivals that about twenty towns, withio the last of religion in several Baptist Societies in eighteen months, in the vicinity of Bolton,
Maine. A letter from the Rev. Mr. Rip. in the eastern part of Connecticut, have de ley, of Portland, mentions particularly shared in the gracious influences of the
those in Nobleboro', Jefferson, and Sid. Divine Spirit. In these towns more than
ney. The number who have been admit: 1300 are hopeful converts, of whom 800 printetted to the churches, and who are expect, have been added to the church.
ed soon to be admitted in these places, In New York, there are revivals in exceeds an hundred.
Northumberland, Moreau, Sandy Hill, The revivals in New Hampshire and Glenn's Falls, Lenox, and in Dr. Maca Vermont, of which we find an account auley's Society, in New York city. The published in the month of February, are revival which commenced in Moreau and those in Burke, (Verm.) and Leinster, Northumberland (where about 70 hare (N. H.) There is a striking contrast in been added to the church,) bas been the intelligence from these states, in re. greatly promoted by Union Prayer-meetlation to revivals at the present time, and ings of neighbouring churches. The reat some preceding periods.
vival in Dr. Macauley's Society, in New In Massachusetts there are revivals in York city, commenced soon after his reCambridgeport, near Boston; and in moval from Schenectady, and has contiCarver. In the former place it is in the nued from that time to the present, Baptist Society, and is spoken of as a More than 200 persons have been added very interesting work; in the latter, it is to the church, of whom 98 are, heads of hoped about 50 are recently converted, families. and the revivals appear to be extending In Sidney and Bridgetown, N. J.; in to some of the societies in the vicinity. the Methodist Society in Wilmington, No particular intelligence has been pub- Del.; in several Baptist churches in the lished concerning the revivals in Cohasset, vicinity of Orange, Virg. and at Taloney, Hingham, and Scituate; but they have among the Cherokee Indians, there are been spoken of as exhibiting, in a re- revivals. At Taloney, nine Cherokees markable manner, the power of God; for and one white person have been admit. they advanced against great opposition. ted to the church. There is not in Massachusetts, at the A letter from Edgefield District, South present time, any thing resembling the Carolina, states that one minister alono revivals of former years, when numeroug in three churches, bas baptized 250 perchurches in the vicinity of each other, sons in two years, and that there are rewere, at the same time, visited and re vivals in several of the churches in that freshed by the presence of the Spirit of region at the present time. God.
In Illinois and Missouri, a letter from In Connecticut, there are revivals in Rev. J. M. Peck states, the prospects of Colchester, Lyme, Millington, East Had. religion are more favourable than they dam, and in the state's Prison. In Col. have been for six months past. In the chester the revival extends to the different county of Boon's Lick, Missouri, an ex. denominations, and has been of great tensive revival of religion has existed for power. In the State's Prison, several more than a year. Upwards of 500 have convicts give evidence of penitence, and been added to the churches. In several others are anxious to secure their salva. settlements in Illinois also, the spirit of tion. A letter from the Rev. Mr. Nettle- 'Berious inquiry is increasing. ton, published within a few weeks, states,
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FOR THE MISSION.
217 18 7
25 13 5 Subscriptions
45 Interest of Money, by Mr. King.