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ask an interest in their prayers, and all her loneliness and trials, amid the prayers of all who love our Lord all her toils amongst the sons of the Jesus.
wilderness—without a friend to asYour ever affectionate brother, sist her or even a white face to look and fellow laborer in the kingdom of upon, we had seen her uniformly Christ,
calm and patient, self-denying, and Eugenio KINCAID. heavenly-minded; a nd now at the
close of her sufferings, though she gave no word, or token to her earthly
friends, yet we knew when we saw Death of Miss Cummings.
her lips become motionless in death, MR. BROWN TO MESSRS. KIN- that in the regions above angels CAID AND CUTTER.
were welcoming her, as a sister spi
rit, to their holy company, and the Maulmein, Aug. 9, 1834.
Saviour himself was extending his Dear Brethren,
arms to receive her as his own dear I am very much indebted to you child. for your kind letters, which were She does not appear to have been received last Thursday. They in the habit of keeping a private found us mourning under an afflict-journal. Indeed she did not leave ing stroke, which will be severely behind her a scrap of her composifelt by you all. Sister Cummings tion on any subject, except a few has ended her labors. She died at memoranda set down in a table after our house last Sabbath morning, a the manner of a counting-house little before ten o'clock. She came almanack, which it seerns she predown from Chummerah the Tuesdiy pared and set down in her account previous, very sick with the jungle book every year. Appended to this fever. The next day she appeared table for 1834, is the following strikto be somewhat revived, butoning note : Thursday night, her fever returned, Jan. 2. Thus have I completed accompanied with violent delirium, an almanack for 1834. I have written which lasted about 24 hours. Sat- it with the impression, that some urday she was free from the fever, of the blank lines may be filled up but exceedingly weak; and inclined with the record of my own death. to sleep during the whole day. If any, which I cannot tell. Lord Some hopes were entert ined that Jesus, prepare me for thy coming! her fever would not again return, A vile sinner, I cleave to thy cross, but about day-break we were sud- and implore pardon through the denly called by the watchers, when merits of thy death. That I have it appeared evident that the powers hitherto lived no more to thee, is of nature had sunk under the disease, my pain, my grief. Thou hast by and that death was rapidly stealing thy good providence led me into this on. She lingered till near ten o'clock, wilderness, and here hast thou oftenwhen, without struggle, she times spoken comfortably to me. I quietly surrendered her spirit into bless and adore thee for thy great the hands of her Maker. Her dis- goodness. Who of all thy daughters ease was so violent for the last three is more highly favored! And now, or four days, that we had little oppor- Lord, come unto me, and make thine tunity to learn her feelings while in abode with me. Without thee, I the immediate prospect of death. am a lonely being indeed ; but with For the last few hours she was una- thee, no one less so. ble to speak. But we had a surer only hope, my only inheritance, my evidence that hers was a happy God, my all.” death, than words, however joyous She was down at Maulmein, the or triumphant, could have furnished, latter part of April, and had consid-the evidence of a godly lift. She erable' hesitation whether to return was truly a godly woman, and amid (or remain here tili after the rains,
Thou art my
as prudence would no doubt have baptized Karens north of Mauldictated. But the Karens were mein, (as noticed in my last) and dear to her heart, and she thought seven to the Burman church in she might, at least, go for a few this place. In the latter number, is weeks, and if attacked with the Mah Yay, wife of the Moung Shway fever, return soon enough to escape Moung who accempanied bro. Wade its violence. It appears that from in his late visit to America. the time of leaving this place, she I hoped that, after finishing the enjoyed unusual peace of mind. In translation of the Old Testament, a letter to Mrs. Brown. while on her I should have a little leisure ; but way up, she writes, “I feel myself the endless Jabor of revising it for a pilgrim, and am happy.” She the press, (about one quarter is now reached the scene of her labors, and printed,) the care of the Burman became so engaged in her work church in this place, which now that when the rains came on, she felt consists of eighty members, and the as though she must stay as long as various avocations incident to mispossible, and so lingered till she sionary work, keep me so closely found herself attacked with the engaged, that I have no time, even fever. She called her little flock to make such communications to the together and gave them her farewell, Board, as in duty bound to do. expressed her willingness to live or
Yours faithfully, die, just as God should appoint, and
A. JUDSON. hurried away from the pestilential Rev. Dr. Bolles. atmosphere. She arrived here in one day, and we had Dr. Richardson •The lateness of the arrival, and immediately called, and every means the scanty limits left for our Missionary was tried to break the fever; but it Register, oblige us to deser much interwas too late, and her precious life, esting intelligence to another month. like a jewel dropped into the ocean, is gone! I do hope this melancholy event may be a solemn warning to us all, to do everything in our power From the very valuable document for the preservation of our health. published in the Baptist Tract MagBut she is gone, and she is happy, azine, for January, brother Allen's and we will not mourn as being Annual list of Baptist Associations, comfortless; for we know that God we perceive that the nett increase is able to carry on all his gracious to our churches has been very large. designs, and will carry them on in There are 331 Associations ; 6,093 converting these Burnians and Ka-churches; 3,244 ordained ministers; rens to himself. I am glad to hear and 737 licentiates. Only 152 Asby your last letters that you are all sociations sent in their minutes to some better than you have been; but the General Agent, and their nete I fear that your health and constitu- gain amounted to 37,361 members. tions will not be able to bear up The same ratiu for the whole numunder the hot climate of Ava. Pray- ber (33:31) would give a nett increase ing that you may be directed in all of not less than sixty thousand for your steps by Him whose wisdom is the past year. perfect, and who knows how to direct all things, I am, my dear
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS. brethren and sisters, Yours, &c.
Mr. BENAJAH Cook, Jr., ord. pastor NATHAN BROWN.
of the Baptist church, Willimantic, Conn.,
Fel). 4, 1835. MR. JUDSON TO DR. BOLLES. Mr. JOSEPH T. ROBERT, M. D., ord. Maulmein, June 30, 1834. pastor of the Baptist church, Robertville,
S. C., 4th Sabbath in Jan. 1835. Rev. and dear Sir,
Rev ROYAL C. SPAULDING, inst. During the last six months, nine pastor of the Baptist church, Corinth, Me., persons have been added to the March 5, 1835.
BAPTISTS IN AMERICA.
Account of Moneys, received in Donations, by the Treasurer of the General
Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States, for Foreign
Missions, from March 15 to April 15, 1835.
17,00 Renselearville Bap. Association, for the Bible in Burmah, 56,75 Proceeds of ordinary Jewelry, by Rev. E. Herrick,
57,37 Rev. Jacob Drake, of Delaware, Ohio, being the balance of $50 subscribed by him for the Burman Bible,
20,00 Mr. C. D. Everett, of St. Johos, N. B. for Burman Bible, by Rev. F. W. Miles,
10,00 Interest on a note of the Executor to the estate of Eleanor Blakely, late of Pawlet, Vt. for Bur. Miss. by Rev. H. Proctor,
6,00 Ladies in First Bap. Society in Albany,
65,00 Ladies in Pearl Street Bap. Society in Albany,-by Mrs. Eliz- 35,00 abeth Loomis, per E. C. M'Intosh, for sup. of Moung En,
100,00 American Tract Society, in two payments, for Burmal $2000, Siam $500, North American Indians $150,
2650,00 The Bequest of Elihu Osgood, Esq. late of Wendell, Mass. for Bur. Mission, from his son, by A. Sawyer, Esq.
25,00 Miss Betsey Capen of Stoughton, for Bur. Miss.
4,00 East Stoughton Fem. Tract Society, for Burman Tracts, 7,00 by hand of Rev. J. Smith,
11,00 Collections :it Monthly Concert in Bap. Church, Fall River, Mass. 17,22 Same in First Bap. Church, Providence, R. I.
75,51 by N. Waterman, Jr. Esq. Treasurer, R. I. Bap. Conven. 92,73 Mr. A. Spear, Treas. Ontario Miss. Society, N. Y.
80,00 Mark Peirson, Esq. Lower Alton, Ill. for Burman Mission, by D. R. Griggs, Esq.
10,00 A few friends in the Baptist Church in Canton, Mass. being the
third annual payment for educating a Burman child named
25,00 First Bap. Church and Society Providence, appropriated for the
purchase of a printing press for the Mission at Siam, by Rev.
40,00 Given by the following persons for the Bur. Miss., viz:- Martha
Ann Judson Roach, ,25; Harriet Atwood Roach, ,12; Sarah
John Gouch, $25,00; John Mercer, $1; Thomas Whaley,
6,42 all by Rev. Luther Kice, Treas. & Agent of Beneficent Soc. 100,00 Chapin Thayer, Esq. Hadley, Mass.
8,00 Rel. Soc. of Brown Univer. Providence, R.I. by Mr. B. Corbett, 13,00 Dea. Thomas Merrill, Treas. Oxford Co. Me. Miss. Soc.
38,00 Jaices Fosdick, Esq. Treasurer, Middlesex and Norfolk Miss.
Society, Auxiliary &c. for support of a Native Bur. Teacher,
175,00 HEMAN LINCOLN, Treas.
AMERICAN BAPTIST MAGAZINE.
MEETING OF THE EIGHTH TRIENNIAL CONVENTION."
Richmond, Va., April 29th, 1835. At 10 o'clock, A. M. the Convention met, according to appointment, at the meeting house of the First Baptist Church. The former officers took their seats.
After singing a hymn, brother Mercer opened with prayer.
Credentials from Auxiliary Societies were presented and read, and the names of Delegates enrolled.
Resolved, that the Convention proceed to the choice of officers.
Brethren Taylor and J. C. Crane were appointed by the chair to collect and count the votes.
Rev. S. H. Cone was elected President.
Howard Malcom, Secretary.
G. F. Davis, Assistant Secretary.
S. F. Smith, Waterville. Waterville Baptist Church,
VERMONT. Vermont State Convention,
E. Hutchinson, Windsor,
*J. Merriam, Assumpsit Village. His own Subscription,
Daniel Packer, Mt. Holley.
NEW HAMPSHIRE. State Convention,
Dura D. Pratt, Nashua, N. H.
Howard Malcom, Boston,
Matthew Bolles, Milford, N. H.
William Leverett, Roxbury,
*Bela Jacobs, Cambridgeport. Salem Bible Trans. and F. M. Soc., N. W. Williams, Newburyport,
John Parkhurst, Chelmsford,
*J. H. Duncan, Haverhill.
RHODE ISLAND. State Convention,
William Phillips, Providence.
James IJ. Linsley, Stratford,
Edward Bolles, Hartford.
William Colgate, New York,
S. B. Smith, New York.
Stephen Chapin, College Hill, D. C. Amity St. F. M. Soc. N. York city, William R. Williams, New York. For. Miss. Soc. 1st Bap. ch.
A. Maclay, New York.