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with the poor Heathen on the love of good as to send with them all the perChrist.
sian and Arabic books you can. Mr. Loveless has accepted of a very I hope I shall write you next from useful situation in the Male Asylum at Bombay or Surat. As at the time you Madras ; and preaches in English two will receive this letter I shall probaor three times every week to pretty bly be exposed to perils, either by Jarge congregations. We have just sea or land, I trust you will remember heard that he was married on the gth me at the throne of grace; and that at inst. to a Miss Farquerson, who came all times you will implore for me that to this country in the same vessel with strength and zeal which are necessary him.
for the discharge of Missionary duties. We want many more Missionaries.
I am, &c. &c. Without niabers, nothing can be done.
J. TAYLOR. Millions are perishing! “O come over and help us !” Send books and good Missionaries to us, and the Lord will
SOUTH AFRICA. give you souls for your hire, &c.
Extract of a Letter from Dr. VanderG. CRAN,
komp, dlated Bethelsdorp, July, 10, A. DESGRANGES. 1806.
In my last, I informed you of the
wonderful interposition of Providence Extraet of a Letter from Dr. Taylor, in our behalf, by a sudden change of
dated Calcutta, May 27), 1806. Government: immediately after wliich, My last letter informed you, that
Sir David Baird permitted us to return the afflicting intelligence of Mrs. Tay
to Bethelsdorp. I left the Cape Feb. lor's death had determined me to re
5, accompanied by Brother Sinet, and turn to Bengal. I arrived here on the
eleven Hottentot meil and women; and 28th of February; and experienced a
arrived here March 12. Brother Read, kind and affectionate reception from
who came by sea, arrived here, to the the Missionary brethren and other inexpressible joy of our people, twelve friends. About four weeks after my re
days before me. He was in the most turn, I proposed to proceed to Bom
imminent danger of shipwreck on the bay; but having counselled with the
coast of Caffraria ; but God preserved brethren here, we determined that it
him. would be advisable for nie to continue
We found, to our joy, the work of two or three menths longer, for the fol
converting grace going on prosperously; lowing reasons : - That my mind was
and we admired the success with which by no means in a fit state for going to
that exemplary sister Smith had set up a new and difficult station, and that
a school; in which Hottentot children here I could apply to some of the lan
are instructed to knit stockings, &c. gưages spoken at Surat. I was also
She is universally beloved and respecto unwilling to leave the family at Seram
ed by all our people. Besides her conpore in its present sickly state, as there
versation with the females, who seein is no other medical person wow on the
to be concerned about their souls, she spot.
keeps a weekly-meeting with our bapI have some though's, if Govern
tized sisters; and instructs them, by ment permit, of going to Bombay hy
way of catechising, in the practical as proceeding up the Ganges and the
well as doctrinal truths of the religion Soane, and along the Nirbudda. As
of Christ. I can go most part of the way in a boat,
The Landrost has spontaneously per. the expence would uot be very great ;
mitted us and all our people to plough and by this route I should be able to
and to sow, this season, upon an excel. explore an extensive tract of country:
lent piece of ground belonging to Go. I should also be learning the Hindoos
vernment, in our neighbourhood. tanee and Mahratta languages in the
that we may be thankful, and trust him most effectual manner, hy conversing
without reserve in all
our circumwith the natives. I could distribute
stances. some of the Ilindoostanee Gospels and Tracts; and possibly tell the people
Extract of a Letter from Brother Read. gouething about the gospel. plan of salvation.
Bethelsdorp, Aug. 2, 1806. Allow nie to request you to send us The Cape had no sooner capitulated assistance to Sural as soon as possible. than we were introduced to Sir David I hope you will not think of seniling Baird'; and our way to reiurn to Beless than six at first. Will you be so thelsdorp was at once opened. Thus were our prayers and the prayers of the wind, and were within a quarter our dear people fully answered.
of a mile of the rocks, before we saw assured us of his protection, and of- them. The island or islands are called fered every assistance the institution here the Bird Islands, about one demight need. We only begged that the gree from Algoa Bay, Here the Lord's articles which had lain so long at the goodness was manifested to one of the Cape might be transported to Algoa unworthiest of all his servants. The Bay by the first vessel that might sail night before, we were near being defor that place; which was granted., stroyed by fire. Thus He who hath 6 Sir,
On the 3d of February we went to delivered, does deliver; in whom we take leave of his Excellency, intend- trust that he will yet deliver, ing on the morrow to set off for Bethels- I had an opportunity while on board, dorp, when he expressed his wish that of holding forth the word of life, I should go by sea to accompany Capt. but saw not much fruit.
Since my Cuyler, who was appointed Landrost of, arrival here, I have gone as often as Vitenhage : a district formed by the possible to Fort Frederic, where I have Dutch from that of Graaff Reinet and an opportunity of preaching the gospel Zwellendam, to which our institution to my poor countrymen, and others who belongs. A sense of obligation would atteod; but as yet, I have seen no inpot suffer me to refuse, although it was stance of converting grace. hard to be separated from my wife I arrived at our dear Bethelsdorp, (whose circumstances would not allow March 1, in the evening; where I was her to accompany re) and my' dear received with universal joy: even the brethren and sisters. On the 5th, old Hottentot women, who otherwise Brother Vanderkemp, &c. began their would pot leave their houses, appeared journey; and I was only waiting for a to join in the general acclamations by moderate wind to get on board. On clapping of the hands, &c. į and I was the 7th I sailed out of Table Bay, with afraid of being smothered by their cathe troops bound for Algoa Bay. We resses. We found the Lord's work were soon becalmed, and had after- prospering; many, many thirsting for wards a contrary wind; so that we the water of life! We found our dear were eight days before we could get mother Smith labouring with great zeal, round the Cape.
both for the temporal and spiritual wel.
fare of our people ; of whom we shall [A very Remarkable Circumstance
give a more particular account in our follows. ] Report.
J. READ. Little did I think that this circumstance would give me an opportunity
BRITISH PRISONERS of seeing my sinful desire on mine enemy. A few days before the arrival
IN FRANCE. of the English fleet, the Napoleon
A respectable correspondent, whe French privateer had been driven on
signs himself C. L. has favoured us shore by an English frigate near the with an Address to the Religious PubCape, and was lying there when we lic in belaif of our brave countrymen, were trying to weather the Cape. One
now prisoners of war in France. We day, when we were tacking, we came shall certainly rejoice to see a fund very near her. I happened to be tell- raised for their relief; but we do not ing our captain of having been cap- see the prop of bringing it before tured in the Duff, by the Bonaparte the religious world as a specific object privateer :- he immediately replied, of their attention ; it belongs to our k. There then lies your enemy! -- that humane and benevolent countrymen at is the Bonaparte that was cruizing last large; and we are glad to find that the war off South America; but her name
Patriotic Fund has already remitted was changed when Bonaparte became more than 1000l. towards their relief; Emperor.” O what did I then feel!
in consequence of which, hospitals all my old trials came to mind; and I have been established; and 300 1. has could oply' stand and wonder at the also been voted towards the support of way in which the Lord has led me!
some schools for the children of the We had a voyage of twenty-two days, prisoners. We are also informed, that whieh is often accomplished in three Government has granted considerable or four ; and were in great danger of sums, through the medium of Mr. Aná being lost. Having no map of the gerstein. coast, we over-ran the bay; and came, C. L. assures us, that there are upin the night of the 230, between an wards of 5,000 Britons immured in the island off Catfre-land and the main prisons of France, - suffering, in a foJand: we came under full sail before reign land, the miseries of hunger,
nakedness, and sickness -! What little
MR. PARK, is doge for them by their friends, is through the private medium of the
THE TRAVELLER. banking-house of Messrs. Coutts and Co. who would, no doubt, be happy to Mr. Jackson, British Agent at Mogaremit them much larger supplies.
dor, who has lately arrived in this In the midst of these miseries, he country, in a letter to Mr. James informs us, and we receive the infor- Bell, thus writes :: mation with inexpressible joy, that at Serre-Libre, one of the principal prisons in France, where so many of our
"I Am lately arrived from Africa countrymen are confined, the Sabbath (Magadar); and' have the satisfaction is sanctified ! the Scriptures are
of informing you, that Mr. Park ardaiły read !- the young men and boys, rived at Kabra, the port of Tombuc
He did not land; amounting to hundreds, who never had too, in March last. instruction before, are formed into a
but remained in his boat, on the river school; and the work of the Lord is,
Niger, where he loisted his white flag ; we trust, prospering among them, un
but, as the Tombuctoos did not underder all the discouragements of a gloomy
stand the meaning thereof, he remained prison. Some of the poor lads, now
at anchor until sun-set, having received prisoners there, may have reason to
no invitation from the natives to go on bless God, through eternity, that ever •
shore. He returned in the evening tothey were carried captives to those
wards Jennic (westward); since which walls, for there they may first have
nothing has been seen of him. I give heard, to some good purpose, of that
you this intelligence as authentic, it precious Saviour who, by his word and having been communicated to a friend Spłrit, sets captive-sinners free. This
of mine hy his correspondent and agent, blessed work of instruction was set on
resident at Kabra ; and I read the let-foot, aud is carrying on, by some pious
ter, it being in the Arabie character. masters of merchant-vessels, who have If any curious person is particularly inlong been prisoners in Serre-Libre.
terestel in knowing any thing farther May the Lord reward them richly for respecting this extraordinary traveller, their labours of love, -- and may be
I give my address, No. 3, Fenchurch open the hearts of his people in their
Buildings, City. I am, &c. behalf!
(Signed) J. G. JACKSON.
tions and occasional collections, yet the
constantly increasing expenditure is The Missionary Society, established such as to make it necessary to engage 'in 1795, for the purpose of " send- the assistance of as many friends as ing the Gospel to Heathen and other possible, that not only the missions ak unenlightened nations," has been fa- ready estahlished may continue to be voured with many distinguishing tokens supported, but many others, if possible, of the divine favour and blessing. A undertaken, and which the Society cangreat number of Missionaries have been not expect to attempt, voless there be sent forth to various parts of the world; a large addition made to its annual inand many poor benighted Heathens
It is necessary also to obtain have been " turned from darkness to this, that the Society may be able to light, &c. -- from the power of Satan support a considerable number of stuunto God." The Missionaries are now dents, who are from time to time offerlabouring at Otaheite, in several parts ing their services to this great work, and of South Africa, in the island of Cey- without which they must soon be ob. lon, at three or four different districts liged to refuse them. in the populous parts of India, and in To accomplish these noble purposes, various parts of North America. it is proposed to establish Auxiliary
It bas pleased God also to open the Societies, both in London and through hearts of his people liberally to contri- out the country, in which many per beste towards the support of this work; sons, not blessed with affluence, and and though the funds of the Society are whose convenience it would not suit to will supplied, both by apuual sunscrip. become Annual Subscribers, may unite
their efforts, and by small, but regular, the account of all subscriptions recontributions afford a valuable assist- ceived, in time to report the amount of ance to the Society. This is especially the same to the General Annual Meetdesirable in those places where no col. ing, on the first
in April of lections are regularly made for this in- every year; which amount shall always stitution; and, where such are made, be paid to the Treasurer of the Missionthe amount will form a respectable ad- ary Society in London, before the Andition to them.
nual Meeting of that Society in May. To these Societies, regular commu. 9. No money to be paid by the Treapications will be made from the Di- surer, on the account of the Society, rectors of the Missionary Søciety, so but by an order, signed by three Mem-' that at their meetings the state and hers of the Committee, at one of their progress of the work will be made Monthly Meetings. known. The transactions, and occa- 8. The Treasurer and Secretary shall sionally other printed accounts will he authorized to call a Special Meetbe sent free of expence. By these ing of the Committee, at the requisition means, not only will the Society derive of three of its Members; and a Genea valuable pecuniary assistance, but ral Meeting of the Society, at the rethe prayers of thousands of God's quisition of Ten Subscribers thereto: people will be engaged for the success şuch requisitions to be given in writing of Missionary efforts; and, it is hoped, to the Treasurer and Secretary. the heart of many a pious youth will All Meetings shall be opened and be warmed with holy zeal to go forth concluded with Prayer. to tlie Heathen with the good news of Communications respecting these Sosalvation.
cieties, may be made to the Rev. Geo. The following REGULATIONS are Burder, Secretary of the Missionary respectfully offered to the consideration Society; or to Mr. D. Langton, Assistof the religious public, subject to such ant Secretary, at J. Hardeastle's, Esq. variations as local circumsiances may Old Swan Stairs, London. render necessary.
1. One Shilling, or more, per Quarter In recording recent events relating to constitute a Member.
to the Church of Christ, it is with 2. The Business of the Society to be
we report the removal of conducted by a Committee of Twelve faithful ministers. Severad of these Members (exclusive of the Treasurer have lately been translated from scenes and Secretary) who shall meet on the of service or suffering to the upper first in every month.
world, where “ they rest from their 3. An Annual Meeting of the Sub- labours and their works follow them." scribers to be holden on the first
Part of our last Number was worked in April, at Seven o'clock in the even- off before we received the affictive ing, precisely; when a Treasurer, Se. information of the death of that truly cretary, and Committee shall be chosen
lively and zealous servant of Christ, for the succeeding year. The 'Treasurer the Rev. James Moody, of Warwick, and Secretary to be considered as Mem- who died at that place, on Saturday, bers of the Committee.
Nov. 22, aged 50. 4. The Committee shall be empowo After a day of severe ministerial ered to appoint gratuitous Collectors labour (Juiy 6) he received a slight to receive Subscriptions quarterly, and stroke of the palsy; in a few weeks the Collectors shall report their pro- he seemed somewhat better, and took ceedings to the Committee, in order à journey to Bristol ; where, and at that the state of the subscriptions may Kingswood, he preached thrice. He be known; and that the Secretary may returned to Warwick much worse. be enabled to prepare a book for each Sometime after this he commenced Collector for each succeediog Quarter. another journey, with hope of im
5. At the Meeting of the Committee proving his health; but had proceeded (which shall be special) on the first only fifteen miles when a second stroke
in the month succeeding each obliged him to return, He became Quarter Day, the Collectors shall give gradually worse; was, for several up their books to the Secretary; and weeks, generally in a lethargic state, shall pay the subscriptions which they and, at length, resigned his spirit inca have received, into the hands of the his Redeemer's hands, on the day Treasurer ; and they shall then (or as before mentioned. soon afterwards as may be) be furnish. His remains were committed to the ed with new collecting books by the grave, under the communion-table in Secretary
his own chapel. On Friday, Nov. 28, The Committee shall make up Mr. Evans, of Coventry, delivered the
oration, The funeral sermon, from where his amiable lady died; and he, 2 Tim. iv. 7, 8, was preached on to the astonishment of himself and Sunday, Dec. 7, by Mr. Burder, his his friends, recovered in a considerintimate friend. The discourse, in- able degree. Uuable, however, to cļuding an account of his early life, recover his spirits, he did not resume conversion, ministerial labours, and his stated labours at the above places, dying experience, is expected to be but visited various parts of Yorkpublished.
shire, Hampshire, &c. At a small The pulpits of the Tabernacle and chapel near Southampton, built by Tottenham Court Chapels were cover- W. Taylor, Esq. be officiated for a ed with black cloth, as a token of few months. About five years ago respect to the memory of a minister he removed to Reading, where he who had, for thirteen years, paid his occasionally assisted the Rev. Mr. annual visit to the congregations as- Marsh, as his health would allow. sembling there, and where his labours His death was occasioned by the had been so acceptable and useful. A rupture of a blood vessel. He dived funeral sermon was preached at each on Monday, Oct. 27, at the house of place on Sunday Dec. 7th. That in, a friend near Reading; who, on his the morning, at Tottenham Court being taken ill, sent him hoine in his Chapel, by the Rev. Matthew Wilks, carriage. He continued to bring up a from Acts viii. 3, “ And devout men great quantity of blood; and expired Cirricd Stephen to his burial, and about three o'clock on Wednesday made great lamentations over him.” morning. The sermon in the evening at the Ta. Having no particular friend with bernacle, by the Rev. Ms. Hyatt, from him at ihe time of his last illness, we Matt. xxiv. 44,
“Therefore be ye also have not been favoured with any acready ; for in such an hour as ye think count of the frame of his mind in the not, the Son of Man cometh.' The prospect of dissolution ; but we have iminense congregations at both places, what is of far more consequence, the proved in how high estimation the uniform evidence of a life of year 40 deceased was held.
years spent in the service of his divine Master, thirty-five of which, at least,
were devoted to the ministry of the Oct. 29, 1806, died at Reading, the gospel. Tor. Henry Mead, B. A. of Trinity Mr. Mead was not a man of the College, Cambridge. He was origin first-rate abilities; but he was generDally a student at Lady Huntingdon's ally esteemed as a preacher. His College, Trevecca. Afterwards he took views of truth were, what are generally orders in the established church, and termed, Calvinistic; and he continued teine ininister of Ram’s Chapel, firmly attached to them to the end. Burkness of which Mr. Eyre was He was an affectionate friend, and, af erwards minister. He was chosen when in health, lively in conversation. sunt lecturer of St. John's Church, In a word, he adorned the doctrine Mapping; and, on the death of his of God his Saviour in all things. colleague, succeeded to the whole of the lectureship. Sometime after this, he inarried the daughter of
On Friday, Dec. 5, died, aged 46, Cooper, Esq. a lady of whose good the Rev. William Alphonsus Gunn, sense, piety, and amiable temper it is Curate of St. Mary Wooluoth, Lom. impossible to conceive too highly, bard Street; and Lecturer of St. Mary At one tlme, he preached a morņing Somerset, Thames Street. His parents lecture at the German Chapel, in were Dissenters, and lived in RotherGoodman's Fields, and had a weekly hithe. He was called by grace under lecture at the Little Minories Church, the ministry of the late Rev. Mr. At another period of his life, he Brewer, of Stepvey, by means of one preached a morning lecture at the of his May-day Sermons to Young Parish Church of St. Pancras; and People. He was formerly afternoonthen took a small chapel at Somers. preacher at the parish - church of town. llis health, at length, declined Farnham, where his labours were very $0, that he was rarely able to preach; useful; but he was dismissed by the and on a fast day in 1797, he preach- rector, in 1792, at the instigation of ed, what'he expected would prove, some wealthy persons, who could not his last sermon; and he published it, endure his faithful preaching. His signiting that expectation. A few labours have also been eminently bless. weeks afterwards, he went to llepley ed to the conversion and edification of ou Thalles for the benefit of the air, many souls in London.