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if a Christian teacher will come learned and popular preachers of

Boodhism. He now boldly advoThe only obstacle here, to the cates the Gospel of Christ, among success of the Gospel, is the want his unbelieving countrymen. All of toleration. The Boodhist priests this is passing under the eye of the becoming alarmed, have stirred up a Court, some of whom have repeatpersecution; and the native pastor, edly attempted to disturb them by Ko Thah-a, has been arrested. At orders to desist, but in vain. the last accounts, missionary operations seemed suspended till the issue 3. MAULMEIN. Commenced in 1827. of this storm. The school had been re-commenced. Mr. Bennet having

Rev. Adoniram Judson,

Mrs. Sarah B. H. Judson, returned to Maulmein, Mr. Webb has taken his place.

Mr. Cephas Bennet, printer.

Mrs. Sarah Bennet, The number of the church here, Mr. Royal B. Hancock, printer. is forty-seven; one (Moung Dan,) Mrs. Abigail B. Hancock, having died, the last year, in the

Rev. Thomas Simons, precious hope of the Gospel.

Mrs. Caroline J. Simons,

Rev. Nathan Brown, 2. Ava. Commenced in 1822. Mrs.

Brown. Suspended in 1829.-Resumed in 1833.

Native Assistants. Rev. Eugenio Kincaid,

Ko Myat-kyan, Mrs. Barbara Kincaid,

Ko Swa-ba, Mr. Oliver T. Cutter, printer.

Ko Dwah, Mrs. Nancy B. Cutter,

Moung Shway Moung,

Moung Zah, Ko San-Ione, } native preachers.

Ko Shan, and family,

Moung Doot, Ava, the metropolis of Burmah, is Ko Sah. seated on the east side of the Irrawaddy, about five hundred and fifty Maulmein the chief city in Britmiles from its mouth. It contains ish Burmah, is the principal seat, about 400,000 inhabitants.

and centre of the mission. It is sitMr. Kincaid arrived here, May 30, uated on the south side of the river 18:33, having, in his passage up the Salwen, about twenty miles from its river, preached the Gospel in about mouth, and contains twenty thousand three hundred cities and villages, inhabitants. The missionaries here and distributed about fifteen thou- enjoy the protection of the British sand tracts. He was enabled to Government. A printing establishgain a footing; not without severe ment, with three presses, and a type trials, which in the event, however, and stereotype foundry, are here in turned out to the furtherance of the operation. Up to April 19, 1833, Gospel. Such numbers of inquirers there had been printed 6,237,800 soon crowded around him, that he pages. was compelled to send for assistance; Three churches have been gatherand Mr. Cutter joined him, Jan, 1, ed here, one of converted Burmans, 18:34, with a printing press, which is another of Karens, and a third of already in operation. Froin forty to English soldiers. The past year, God fifty Burmais at a time, often crowd has added to them, by conversion the verandah, to read and hear the and baptism, forty-four. The whole word of God. Ko Shoon and Kol number here baptized, up to Jan. 1, San-lone itinerate through the city, 1834, was three hundred and twentydaily, in all directions. Several four; only four of whom had been hundreds daily hear the Gospel. excluded. Numbers have died reThree Burmans, giving evidence of joicing in the Lord Jesus Christ. vital Christianity, have already been

The native school, taught by baptized. One of them, Moung Kay, Mrs. Hancock, assisted by Mrs. was previously one of the most Brown, contains about fifty schol

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ars, having nearly an equal propor- In the jungle east of Tavoy, reside tion of males and females. Mr. Si- a portion of the Karen nation, among mons has a flourishing English Sab- whom Mr. Boardman's labors were bath school and Bible class. A greatly blessed. Until of late, Mr. missionary society has been formed Mason has found his chief encourin the English church, under his agement among this interesting peocare, and collections taken at the ple, whom he has been led to regard Monthly Concerts, amounting to as descendants of the lost ten tribes about ninety dollars for the year. of Israel. His reasons for this belief,

Jan. 31, 1834, forms an important have recently been published in this era in the Burman Mission. Under Magazine, and cannot fail to be rethat date, Mr. Judson writes, that he garded with intense interest. Sevhas just finished the translation of eral native disciples usually accomthe Old Testament. The whole pany Mr. Mason, in his excursions word of God will now be accessible among them, who render most valuin the Burman language, as soon as able assistance. Several villages the Old Testament can be printed, have embraced Christianity. They for which the means, we trust, will study the Scriptures, observe the be liberally furnished in this country. Sabbath, renounce demon worship, The blessings of millions, ready to and refrain from strong drink. The perish, will come upon the heads of spirit of inquiry is rapidly spreading those who shall thus put into Bur- in all directions, and numbers give man hands the words of eternal life. evidence of vital piety.

Mr. Judson will now be at liberty Recently, the prospects have to devote himself more fully than brightened in Tavoy. The Burmans heretofore, to active labors in ad- begin to listen and believe. Regvancing the mission, especially by ular preaching is also established preaching the Gospel.

among the English soldiers, who,

themselves, fitted up a chapel, for 4. Tavoy. Commenced in 1828. the purpose. A Missionary Society

has been recently formed here,which Rev. Francis Mason,

has agreed to support two native Mrs. Helen M. Mason.

preachers. Native Assistants.

The schools in the city and counMoung Shwa-H’moung,

try are flourishing. The Sabbath Moung Sha-too,

school has eighty scholars; the KaMoung Kya,

ren school has thirty. The letter Moung Sek-kee, Moung Shwa-Boo.

containing the details of the other

schools, failed. Tavoy, the chief city of the prov- At this station, twenty-four were ince of the same name, is about two baptized the past year, making, up hundred and twenty miles south of to Jan. 1834, a total of two hundred. Maulmein. It is a fortified city, The present number of the church under the British Government, lying is one hundred and ninety-one. open to the sea, and having nine Mrs. Boardman, low Mrs. Judson, thousand inhabitants. It is filled has removed to Maulmein. Mr. Mawith the monuments of idolatry, hav- son had been very sick; but, at the ing one thousand pagodas, and two last accounts, was recovered. Mr. hundred kyoungs, or monasteries of and Mrs. Wade, and Miss Gardner, Boodhist priests. These priests, have been appointed to this station, as might be expected, are bitterly where the need of missionary labor is and actively opposed to the intro- becoming every day more apparent. duction of the Gospel. Their arti- Mr. Wade has already given to fices have often been but too suc- the Karen nation, a written language; cessful in awakening the prejudices and it is intended, as soon as possiof the people, so as to cause much ble, here to translate the Scriptures discouragement to our missionaries. into their native tongue.

5. Mergui. Commenced in 1829, ! Here, the Board have experienced

a heavy affliction, in the loss of Prof. Ko Ing, native pastor.

Rostan; who, in the midst of his laKo Man-poke, and wife.

borious and useful efforts, fell a vicMergui is south of Tavoy. No tim to the cholera, Dec. 5, 1833. recent intelligence has been receiv- His character and services are, howed.

ever, duly acknowledged in France,

and his name is enrolled among her 6. CHUMMERAH. 1829.

most enlightened Christian philanMiss Sarah Cummings.

Chummerah is sixty miles north of York, early in May last, and arrived

Mr. Willmarth embarked at New
Maulmein, on the
Here is a Karen church, to which in Hlavre, May 31, whence he pro-

ceeded to Paris. As appears above, eight converts were recently added. he will be assisted by Mr. Porchat, There is also a boarding-school,

a French Baptist minister. Artaught by a native Christian.

rangements are making to establish SIAM. Population, 4,500,000.

a church at Paris, and open a school,

for the instruction of the rising min7. BANKOK. 1833.

istry, to be under the superintendRev. John T. Jones,

ence of Mr. Willmarth. Mrs. Eliza G. Jones. Bankok, the capital of Siam, is a

WESTERN AFRICA. Pop. unknown. city of much magnificence, and con- 9. MONROVIA. 1822. tains about four hundred thousand inhabitants, three hundred and fifty

Monrovia is the capital of Liberia,

and contains between two and three thousand of who are Chinese. There is a village of Burmese in the thousand inhabitants. Here are two vicinity. As in Burmih, Boodhism is Baptist churches, under the care of the prevailing religion-a system

Messrs. Teague and Waring, liwhich virtually unites atheism with censed preachers.

A missionary idolatry. Our missionaries study the society has been formed, in connexlanguage, and distribute Burmese lou with them. The Board of Mistracts. There is a tine opening here, it sions design to send a missionary the Government continues to tolerate

from the United States to Liberia them. Worship in Chinese is conduct shortly. ed by Mr. Jones, at his own house,

INDIAN STATIONS. every Sabbath. He has also many interesting visiters, to whom he

East of the Mississippi. explains ihe Gospel. Sometimes, 1. VALLEY Towns. 1818. thirty patients apply for medicine, in

Rev. Evan Jones, a single day, who also receive Chris

Jones, tian instruction.

Mr. L. Butterfield, school teacher.

Mrs. Butterfield, FRANCE. Population, 21,000,000. Miss Sarah Rayner, 8. Paris. 1833.

Jesse Bushyhead,
John Wickliffe,

native preachers.
Rev. Isaac M. Willenarth,

A. M'Gray, Šnative assistants.
Rev. Mr. Porchat.

John Timson, interpreter. The capital of France is too well This station is among the Cheroknown, to need description. Her kees in North Carolina. Mr. Jones population of 800,000, is made up, and his assistants have seven differchiefly, of professed papists, a few ent preaching stations. The Holy protestants, and a vast number of Spirit still continues to bless their avowed infidels, and others too irre- faithful labors, and sixteen have been ligious to adhere to any opinions. added to the church since last Feb


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ruary. The attention is increasing. year, many of the Indian tribes, The school is flourishing. The conferring with them, and arranging church contains two hundred and plans for future usefulness. A printeight members.

ing-press is here in operation, under

the superintendence of Mr. Meeker. 2. TONAWANDA. 1829.

An alphabet has been invented for Rev. Roger Maddock, and family. the Chippewas, the Shawnces, and

the Delawares, and elementary books This station, in the State of New compiled. Here, also, are converYork, is under a board of supervision, sions continually taking place. The appointed by the Baptist State Con- number of the church is twelve. vention. From twenty to thirty-five children are fed, clothed, and taught, 6. EBENEZER. 1831. on the premises. The church, of

Rev. David Lewis, thirty members, has a good meeting

Rev. David B. Rollin, and family, house, and regularly maintains pub- Miss Mary Rice, lic worship.

Miss Mary Ann Colburn,

Mr. John Davis, native preacher. 3. THOMAS. 1826.

Mrs. Davis. Rev. Leonard Slater,

This station among the Creeks, Mrs.

Mr. R. D. Potts, schoolmaster.

is not far distant from the Arkansas Mrs. Potts.

Territory, in the vicinity of Canton

ment Gibson. Convenient dwellings This station is on Grand river, in have been erected. Mrs. Lewis died Michigan. There are two schools, here, in the fall of 1833. At the last with thirty-six scholars,a temperance intelligence, the church contained society, and a church of twenty five eighty members, and more members, five of whom have been waiting to be baptized. The prosadded this year.

pects were very encouraging of 4. SAULT DE ST. MARIE. 1828. growing usefulness. Rev. Abel Bingham,

7. CHEROKEES. 1832. Mrs. Bingham, Mr. J. D. Cameron, lic. preacher.

Rev. Samuel Aldrich, Miss Hannab Hill.


O'Briant. This station is also in Michigan.

At the station occupied among There is a boarding, district, and in- this tribe, a severe loss has been fant school taught here, with sixty sustained, in the death of Mr. O'Bripupils. The church, including two ant, its first superintendent and branches at Green Bay and Chicago, preacher. Mr. Aldrich has recently numbers fifty members, in a well taken his place Here is a flourishorganized and fourishing state. The ing church, of over twenty members, last accounts are encouraging. and a school, whose number is un

known. Emigrant Indians are conWest of the Mississippi. stantly coming in to settle, and to

hear the Gospel. 5. SHAWNEE. 1831. Mr. Johnstone Lykins,

8. CHOCTAWS. 1832. Mrs. Lykins,

Rev. Charles E. Wilson,
Rev. Isaac M'Coy,
Mrs. M'Coy,

Sampson Birch, native preacher,
Mr. Daniel French,

This station is at the Choctaw Mr. Jona. Meeker, preacher & printer. Agency. At the last accounts, the Mrs. Meeker.

school had been suspended by sickThis station is in the Indian Ter- ness, and the missionaries were deritory. Mr. Lykins, in company voting themselves directly to evanwith Mr. M'Coy, has visited, the last gelical labors. The Government of

the United States, has agreed, by | missionary labor are increasing every treaty, to establish three high day. schools, and twelve minor schools, It will be recollected that a large among the Choctaws, which will reinforcement was sent out to the enlarge our brethren's sphere of Eastern Missions, in July, in compausefulness.

ny with Mr. and Mrs. Wade, and the

native teachers, Ko Chet-thing, and 9. DELAWARES. 1833.

Moung Shway Moung. One misThis station was established by sionary family is destined to the the brethren at Shawnee. A place coast of Arracan, one to Tavoy, one of worship is now erected, with ac- to Bankok, and the remainder, to commodations for a missionary. A such fields of labor as shall be openschool teacher is also einployed.

ed around them by the providence

of God. A more particular account 10. KICKAPOOS. 1833. of them is given below. Mr. Daniel French, who knows the language of this tribe, and is personally known among them, is The following are the names of the eleven trying to establish a station above Baptist missionaries who went out with the mouth of the Platte river.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade in the ship Cash11. PUTAWATOMIES. 1833.

mere. They will be found useful for future Mr. Robert Simerwell,

reference. Mrs. Simerwell.

Rev. Hosea HOWARD, late resiThe school among this tribe is dence, W. Springfield, Mass. Renow probably re-organized beyond ceived literary and theological eduthe Mississippi.

cation, at Hamilton Seminary, N. Y. 12. OTOES AND Omolas. 1833.


late residence, Onondaga Co., N. Y. Rev. Moses Merrill, Mrs. Merrill,

Rev. Justus 11. Vinton, late Miss Cynthia Brown.

residence, Willington, Tolland Co., These two tribes, numbering to- Connecticut. Educated at Hamilton gether six thousand souls, speak Literary and Theological Seminary, nearly the same language. The N. Y. Mrs. CALISTA HOLMAN seat of the mission is at Bellevue, Vinton, late residence, Union, Tolthe principal village of the Otoes, land Co., Conn. Educated at Wiland the seat of the Otoe, Omoha, braham, Mass. and Pawnee Agency. It is five huo

Mr. SEWALL M. Osgood, Printer, dred miles from St. Louis, and two late residence, Watertown, Jefferson hundred N. W.of Shawnee. Tem- Co., N. Y. Mrs. ELVIRA BROWN porary accomodations were kindly Osgood, late residence, Watertown, provided for the missionaries, by the Jefferson Co., N. Y. Agent. A school was immediately collected, and the study of the lan- Rev. William Dean, late resiguage commenced, soon after their dence, Morrisville, Madison Co., N.Y. arrival, Dec. 1833. No more recent Educated at Hamilton, N. Y. Mrs. intelligence has been received from Matilda Coman DEAN, late resithere.

dence, Morrisville, Madison Co., N.Y. We have now completed the cir- Miss Ann P. GARDNER, State of cle of our missions. The present New York. state of almost all is promising, and cheering, beyond a parallel. God is

Rev. G. S. Comstock, late resievidently with them by his Spirit

. dence, Rochester, N. Y. Saran D. At all points, new openings present

Comstock, late residence, Brookthemselves, and the demands for

line, Mass.

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