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THE

MISSIONARY REGISTER

FOR

MDCCC XXIX.

CONTAINING TUE

PRINCIPAL TRANSACTIONS

TIE VARIOUS

INSTITUTIONS FOR PROPAGATING THE GOSPEL:

WITH

THE PROCEEDINGS, AT LARGE,

OF THE

CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

WHO ART THOU, O GREAT MOUNTAIN ? BEFORE ZERUBBABEL THOU SHALT
BECOME A PLAIN: AXD HE SHALL BRING FORTH THE HEADSTONE THEREOF WITH
SHOUTINGS, CRYING, GRACE, GRACE UNTO IT!

ZECH. IV. 7

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CHURCH-MISSION SETTLEMENT AT BATHURST, IN SIERRA
LEONE . .

428

HINDOO TEMPLE AND PAGODA, AT GYA

580

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Survey of Protestant Missionary Stations throughout the World............ pp. 1–140.

BIOGRAPHY.

Memoir of the Widow Sister Mary Mack, 141 Obituary of Mr. Joshua M. Cropper ... 383
Obituaries of Four Female Labourers, 161-64 Memoir and Obituary of Njanamuttoo, 431
Three Young Native Converts... 201 Obituary of Stephen, Native Assistant
Obituary of Rev. Daniel Tyerman... 241 in the Church Mission in Tinnevelly, 433
Obituary of Rev. Benjamin Allen 243 Obituary of Rev. Richard Burton ..... 479
Character and Obit. of Rev. J. Kindlinger, 287

Brief Memoir of Rev. Lott Carey...... 480

Memoir and Obituary of Mrs. Jowett .. 335 Obituaries of Prakasen and Abraham .. 527

PROCEEDINGS AND INTELLIGENCE.

AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSIONS.

Calamata

514

Burmah.

Nesi-Coron

515

Burman Superstitions..

278 Desolations, but opening Prospects, in
Account of some of the Native Converts, 517

Upper Messenia

515

Modon – Navarino - Gargalianos -

AMERICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS.

MEDITERRANEAN.

Philiaira– Village of Arcadia 516

Advantages of a Visiting Agent

154

Good Hopes of Enlightened Greeks

Awful Ştate of the People of Syria..... 448

respecting their Country ... 517

Pernicious Use of the word “ Religion,” 548 BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

Instances of this Abuse........

548

UNITED KINGDOM.

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

Anniversary

299

Bombay.

Annual Report for 1828-9—

Decreasing Influence of the Brahmins., 450 State of the Funds

436
Fears of the Natives for their Creed... 450 Appeal for Enlarged Funds

436

State and Prospects of Education...... 451 Encouragements for persevering La-

Appeal in Behalf of the Mission....... 452 bour

437

Ceylon.

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

Instances of the remaining Influence of

Calcutta.

Heathenism on Native Christians ... 569 | General Effects of Missionary Labours, 552
Diminishing Attention to Superstitious Just Estimate of the Native Christians., 553
Rites .....

570 Beneficial Influence of Instruction in
NORTH AMERICAN STATES.

Natural Philosophy .....

553
Summary View of the Society

574

Monghyr.
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

Difficulties to be encountered by newly-
Caution against a false estimate of the awakened Natives

449

Effects of Missions

468

WEST INDIES.

CHOCTAW8–Improvement in the Nation, 469

Jamaica.

Prevailing Attention to Religion .... 469 | Happy Death of a Christian Negro .... 425

Religious Awakening among Natives, 471

Affecting Prayer of a Christian Choctaw,471

BIBLE SOCIETIES.

Improvement in Morals & Civilization, 472

UNITED KINGDOM.

Notices of Individual Converts...... 473

British and Foreign Bible Society.

144
CHEROKEES--Improvement in the Nation, 474 Increasing Influence of the Society
OSAGES-Instances of gross Ignorance

Twenty-fifth Anniversary

209

in respect of Religion....

473 || Twenty-fifth Report-

476

Better Prospects opening.

385

Issues of the Scriptures

CHIPPAWAS and OTTAWAS - Effects of Works completed during the Year .. 385

385

Religious Instruction

477

Scriptures printed for the Society

Summary of Languages and Dialects, 386

AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY. New Auxiliaries and Associations ... 386

WESTERN AFRICA.

Bible Societies throughout the World, 386

Liberia-View of the State of the Colony, 355

Grants of Money and Books ... 386

AMERICAN LADIES GREEK COMMITTEE.

Exertions for the Increase of Home

MEDITERRANEAN.

Circulation and Contributions.... 386

Proceedings of Rev. Jonas King ...... 268 Conclusion ..

387

Eagerness of Greeks for Scriptures, 268 Naval and Military Bible Society.
Intercourse with Greeks ..., 269 || Forty-ninth Anniversary

214
Importance of Schools for Greece 270

Edinburgh Bible Society.
The present a Critical Season for Ex. Twentieth Report-
ertions in behalf of Greece

270
State of the Funds

537
Severe Sufferings of the Greeks 271 Summary of Proceedings for the Year, 537
Extracts from the Journal of the Rev. Progress of the New French Version, 538
Jonas King :-

Intended Journey of Agent in Germany,538

State of Education in Greece..

CONTINENT.

State and Want of the Press in Greece, 507 Proceedings of the British-and-Foreign

Miserable Remains of Tripolitza...

508 and Continental Bible Societies 394

Visit to Demitzana...

508 Journey of the Rev. Dr. Pinkerton .. 394

Manners & Sentiments of the Mani-

France-Switzerland - Germany and

otes or Modern Spartans

509

Prussia - Denmark Norway

Some Account of Petro-Bey

513 Sweden-Russia..

394--402

Interview with the Son of Petro. Bey, 514 Roman Catholics

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402

Zealous Exertions of a pious English- Objects of more immediate Utility... 169

woman in St. Petersburgh

504 Motives and Hopes in labouring... 170

MEDITERRANEAN.

Proceedings of Rev. John Hartley :

British and Foreign Bible Society.

His beneficial Intercourse with Greeks, 170

Beneficial Circulation the Scriptures

Useful Labours of John Baptist . 171

in Greece

153 Intended Journey by Mr. Hartley... 172

Great Demand for Greek Psalters

167

Silent Progress of the Truth.... 172

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

Visit of Rev. Mr. Lieder to Upper Egypt, 172

Calcutta Auxiliary.

General State of the Mission in Egypt. 231

Co respondence of the President with Mr. Gobat's Proceedings at Alexandria, 231

the late Bishop James

157

Discussion with Mahomedans at Rosetta, 231

Madras Auxiliary.

Proceedings of the Missionaries at Caïro, 233

Testimonies to the Acceptableness and Visit by Mr. Mueller to Upper Egypt... 236

Influence of the Scriptures

568 Proceedings of Rev.J. Hartley at Smyrna,271

Roman Catholics' Hostility to Scriptures, 568 Cefalonia a promising Station.. 307

Progress of Divine Truth

568 Proceedings of Rev. J. Hartley at Smyrna, 307

NORTH-AMERICAN STATES.

Notice of John Baptist Castro.. 308

Bible Socioty.

Opening of a Girls' School at Caïro.... 308

Summary of the Thirteentń Year 571 Arrival of Girgis in Abyssinia

308

Supply of all Destitute Families 572 Letter from Girgis in Abyssinia ..... 309

Advantage of Scripture-Circulation by Instructions of the Committee to the

Means of Benevolent Societies ..... 572 Missionaries to Abyssinia

309

Visit of Rev. John Hartley to England, 360

BRITISH AND FOREIGN SEAMENS AND SOL.

Summary View of his late Proceedings

DIERS FRIEND SOCIETY.

Anniversary...

360

211

at Smyrna

State and Prospects of Education at

PRITISH REFORMATION SOCIETY.

Syra and its Vicinity

360

Second Anuiversary....

220

Extracts from the Instructions delivered

by the Committee to Rev. W.Jowett:

CHRISTIAN-KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY.

Classification of Stations

407

Report for 1828-9—

Particular Objects pursued or proposed

Issue of Books, Tracts, and Papers ;

at those Stations

408

from April 1828 to April 1829..... 534

Acquisition of Information, one Gene-

State of the Funds

534 ral Object of the Mission

408

Progress of the Society in the last

Propagation of Christian Knowledge,

Twenty Years.....

534

409

a Second General Object....

Advantages afforded to the Clergy by

Survey of the Mediterranean as a

such a Society

410

535

Sphere of Missionary Labour

Revision of Books and Tracts

535

Designs and Future Measures 412

Proceedings in behalf of Ireland 535

Mr. Jowett's Reply-Remarks on the

Measures in furtherance of a Division

Mediterranean as a Sphere of Labour, 415

of the East-India Diocese

536 Proceedings of the Rev. Dr. Korck..... 444

Conversations with a Mahomedan....

445

CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Intercourse with Roman Catholics and

UNITED KINGDOM.

Copts at Caïro....

Twenty-ninth Anniversary...

208 Entire Deference of a Roman Catholic

Twenty-ninth Report-

to the Scriptures.

550

State of the Funds

296 Hopeful Death of an old Coptic Priest.. 551

Candidates, Students, & Missionaries, 297 Instance of Mahomedan Superstition... 551

Missionary Institution

297

INDIA WITHIN THE GANGES.

Summary View of the Missions 297

Calcutta.

Comparative View of the Missions... 298 Careful Estimate of the State of Schools, 189
Conclusion of the Report

298

Culna.
Appendix to the Report.

299 Detection of False Accusations against

WESTERN AFRICA.

the Native Christians

313

Sierra Leone.

Candidates for Baptism.

313

Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Weeks

223

Baptism of Six Natives.

314

Arrangement of Labourers

223 Native Mimickry of the Act of Baptism, 314

Report of the Mission for 1828.. 302

Burdwan.

Arrangement of the Labourers..... 303 Details of an Attempt, by Natives, at Im-

Suspension of the Sea-District Mission, 304 position, with respect to Baptism.... 191

Change in the School System... 304 Consistent Character of some Converts.. 194

Importance of educating the Appren- The Natives' low Opinion of one ano-

ticed African Children

305 ther's Veracity...

279

State of the Bathurst Infant-School. 305 Hardening Influence of Caste

279

Conclusion

306 Baptism of a Young Brahmin.

315

MEDITERRANEAN.

Obduracy of Natives...

315

Rev. J. Hartley's beneficial Intercourse Archdeacon Corrie's Report of the Schools,316

with Greeks...

155 of the Congregation

317

State of Greece, with Plans for its Me-

Chunar and Benares,
lioration :

Proceedings of Rev. W. Bowley ....... 318
Three chief Classes in Greece..... 167 Visits to Mirzapore and Goruckhpore, 318
Deficiency of the Means of Knowledge, 168 At Goruck hpore

319

Importance of Scriptural Education .. 168

Return from Gorucklıpore to Chunar, 320

Baptism of Nine Natives at Chunar.. 320 Friendly Discussion on Protestant Mis-

Notices relative to Benares

321 sions, with a Roman-Catholic Priest.. 457

A Suttee rescued...

322 Patience and Condescension required

A Suttee consumed

322 Intercourse with the Heathen... 558

Another Suttee rescued

323 Folly and Delusions of Heathenism.... 558

Condemnation of Caste by a Native

Madras.

Christian..

324 Native Congregations...

367

State of the Natives

324 English Services

368

Baptism of Three more Natives. 326 Seminary

369

Archdeacon Corrie's Remarks on the Native Boys' Schools

369

Chunar and Benares Missions..... 365-6 Native Female Schools..

370

Diffusion of Christian Knowledge by the Power of Caste among Native Christians, 553

Scriptures..

367

Eagerness for Tracts...

554

General View of the two Stations 367 Traits of Native Character and Manners, 555

Goruckhpore.

Promising Indications in the Mission... 557

Baptism of an Aged Native....

195

Pullical.

Firmness of the New Convert

196

Native Boys' Schools

370

Candidates for Baptism ...

197 Native Female Schools..

371

Account of the Hindoo Temple at Go- Pernicious Influence of the Native Feasts

ruckhnath (with an Engraving) .. 279 and Superstitions on the Mind ... 371

Interesting Conversation with a Native Necessity of special Instruction of Native

at Goruckhnath.....

280 Christian Women ....

372

State and Prospects of the Mission at Importance of regularly visiting the Na-

Goruckhpore ....

281 tive Christians

372

Bombay.

Acceptableness of the Liturgy to the

Account of Bandora, a New Station.... 566 Christian Natives ...

372

Proceedings and Prospects at this Station, 566

CEYLON.

Cochin.

Cotla.

State of the Mission ..

283 Improved Prospects of the Mission ..... 373

Cottayam.

Kandy.

Report of the London Missionary So. State of the Native Congregations ... 374

ciety's Deputation on the Syrians and State of the Schools

374

the Mission...

326 Notices of Four Youths

375

Opening Prospects among the Syrians.. 327 Indications of Piety in a Young Native, 375

Malayalim Congregation.....

328

Baddagame.

Remarks on the Readers employed.... 329 General View of the Station.

376

Tinnevelly.

Difficulties in the Mission

376

General View of the Mission..

418 Pernicious Nature and Influence of Bud-

Increase of Public Worship

418 dhuism

376

Native Labourers

419 Encouraging Considerations and Facts, 377

Progress and Power of the Gospel..... 419

Nellore.

Good Conduct of the Congregations.... 420 Increase of Light among the Natives.... 377

The Heathens a Check on Insincerity in Influence of Religion among the Natives, 378

professed Converts ....

421 State and Effects of the Mission

379

Happy Deaths of Native Converts. 421 Pernicious Influence of Caste

379

State of the Roman Catholics.... 421 State and Promise of the Boarding Youths, 380

State and Progress of the Schools. 422

AUSTRALASIA.

State of the Male Seminary

422

New Zealand.

State of the Female Seminary

423

Good Prospects of the Mission

284

Care taken in preparing the New Tamul

Warm Affections of the Natives

458

Translation of the Scriptures

423

Turbulence of Natives in exacting Satis-

Openings & Enlargements of the Mission, 423

faction for supposed Insults & Injuries, 458

Death of Vengoo, a rich Heathen..... 424

Wild Manners of the Natives

460

Satisfactory Indications of the Growth

Visit to the Natives on the Coast to the

and Influence of the Mission...... 518

South-Eastward

461

Remaining Influence of Heathen Notions

Favourable Indications among Natives, 463

on Native Christians

523

First Annual Examination of the Schools, 465

Petition of some of the Heathen against

Particulars of Shipwreck of the “ Herald " 466

the Mission

523

Earnest Call for Prayer....

466

Notice of a Native Tamul Book

524

NORTH-WEST AMERICAN INDIANS.

Appeal of the Missionaries for continued

Red-River Colony.

524

Support in their Labours

Notices with reference to the Schools

Suggestion of an Indian Settlement.... 575

560

and Seminaries

Letter from an Indian Youth to his parents,576

Simple Piety of a Half-breed Indian ... 576

Visit to some of the Congregations..... 561

Notices relative to various Congregations, 564

Baptism and Death of an aged Indian

Woman..

576

Joyful Reception and great Benefit of

577

the Scriptures....

General Aspect of the Mission ........

565

Extracts from Journalof Rev.W.Cochran, 577

Persecutions endured by Native Converts, 565

Mayaveram.

Very Promising State of the Mission ... 579

Notices relative to the Heathen Natives, 454

CONTINENTAL SOCIETY.

Visit to a Christian Village

456

Eleventh Anniversary

220

Testimony to the Influence of the Gospel, 457

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