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When Ko Sanlone was released, Iceiving religious instruction ; others sent Moung Shwa Thah that I were children, and lived with us as might ascertain all that had been ex- scholars. Two of these Karen lads pended, and to my astonishment I have remained with us, and we hope learned that his wife had given in are daily receiving instruction, which presents, an amount nearly equal to will be to them a rich treasure, not 200 rupees, in addition to the above to be extorted from them by their 60. This no doubt she did with good oppressive rulers. We have just intentions, but under the influence heard from the Karens in the jungle. of misguided feelings. When Ko The recent flame of persecution has Sanlone came to see me, he said he extended its influence to them. A was very happy when in prison, but ruler of one of the Karen villages, now he had much trouble when he (a Karen,) told his Burman lords, as thought that there was so much ex- they were endeavoring to establish pense incurred on his account. He their own religion by the cruel hand did not know that it was so till he of oppression, that if they wished to was released. Now he had no kill all of the Karens, they might kill money, and no property but his chil- them, but they were resolved that dren, and he did not know but he they would no longer worship Nats. must sell them. He was once in We also learn, that the amount of good circumstances as to worldly fines paid by the Karens is about possessions, and has sacrificed all 600 rupees. One of these had been for Christ. Perhaps what I have fined 60 rupees once previously, said with regard to his wife, may not during the present year, for worshipgive a correct impression, as I stat- ping the true God. ed that the expenses which she incur Since I commenced writing this red were for presents. They may not letter, Ko Sanlone has called on me. all appear to be strictly such, as I He says that when in prison, the found in the list of expenses sent me, Seet Keh pressed him hard to reitems like the following--" paid to two nounce his religion, and worship secretaries, each 20 rupees.” These Gaudama, telling him repeatedly and other similar items, if not consid- that he would kill him if he would ered as presents were, at least to not promise to do so. When he some extent, gratuitous, although she refused compliance, the Seet Keh, probably did not so regard them.—I with very angry tones, would repeat believe that every professed disciple his threats, telling him that he was that the rulers could find in Ran- a fool for refusing to make such a goon, has been fined. Fifteen rupees promise, since that would procure is the lowest fine I have heard of his release, and then he could do as Some of the disciples ran away to he pleased. Ko Sanlone told him, the jungle, and have not since been that though it were to save his life,
All Rangoon were afraid to he could not utter a falsehood ; that come near our house. We have not he could not worship a being as God, yet been able to employ a teacher. which he did not believe to be such, We have with us three Karen lads and therefore he could not promise and a Burman, who were British sub- to do so. jects, having come from Maulmein. Yesterday, Moung En, a Maulmein These I can employ as I please, and Chistian who has been with br. Kinthe people dare not meddle with them. caid during the past year, arrived There are two Burman subjects, to here from Ava. He is willing to whom Mrs. H. was giving English stay with me a while, and as I need instruction, who have not forsaken a teacher and he has been some ac
Eight Rangoon Karens were customed to teaching, I have thought taken, imprisoned, fined and sent it best that he should tarry, at least home to the jungle. They were fined till I could obtain the minds of the from 10 to 100 rupees. Some of brethren on the subject. Since he these came for the purpose of re- is a British subject, he says he should
EXTRACT OF A LETER FROM THE
SAME TO MR. WHEELOCK.
not fear to preach and give tracts important, yet we shall not be bene. here, should I advise him to do so. fited unless we know more about it. The Burmans begin to call on us a Upon this, these three aged men relittle, their orders to the contrary solved to come to Rangoon, and innotwithstanding.-I do not expect quire for themselves, and for the inbr. Webb's return short of eight or formation of others. Let those who ten weeks. We are making a little learn such facts, judge whether truth, progress in the Karen language, and sent abroad through the medium of hope to be in the jungle the next tracts, is calculated to benefit the dry season. We are enjoying good perishing in Burmah. health, and rejoice, that through the mercy of our God we are permitted to labor in this field as your missiona
P. S. Ko Sanlone has informed EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF us, that while the rulers had promised us that they would release him, they were announcing to his wife, Passage from Amherst to Pinang. their intentions to kill him, and that Dec. 13, 1834. Ship Cashmere her presents would be at least the anchored at Amherst. After a stay only means whereby he could be of nearly one week, which has greatreleased. I mention this, so that ly improved our health, and refreshed her motives for doing as she did, may our spirits, we took leave of our dear more fully appear.
friends at Maulmein, at 1 o'clock, P. M., and arrived here about midnight. The separation from those who have constituted a majority of
our slip-family, and whose society In the N. Y. Baptist Register there is a has so largely mitigated the evils of lettor of the same date as the above, and a protracted sea-veyage, and from detailing essentially the same occurrences, others of whom we have often heard with the addition of the following inter-' with our ears, and now have seen esting incident, illustrating the
with our eyes, is peculiarly trying to
our feelings. The parting address Usefulness of Tracts.
and the falling tear, reminded us of The Karen village nearest this the time when we stood on our naplace is probably 15 or 20 miles tive shores, and said farewell to the distant, or, as they say, about a day's friends and the home of our youth. journey. A few days since, three But we look forward with pleasure of them came to us, trembling under and animating hope to our labors on the weight of years, to inquire what earth, and the society of heaven. they must do to be saved. They had 14. Sabbath morning. Though come five days' journey-had never our attending circumstances seen a Christian, or a Christian book, painful, still, this day and the God of in all their long lives--but had been this day, are, in all places and at all directed to us by some Burmans, who times, subjects of pleasing contemhappened on some business to go plation. We look ashore, and see a where they lived, and told them that God of glory in the sun, which sheds they had seen some books (tracts) its light upon pagan temples, that that professed to tell about an eterrise from the margin of the waters, nal God, who made all things, and and the summit of the hills. We the way to obtain eternal happiness. turn our eyes around the floating They told them, also, that the men habitation we have so long occuwho gave these tracts lived at Ran- pied, and, seeing the places of our goon, and were teachers. This ex- friends now left vacant, we are led cited the attention of the neighbor- anew to repair to that friend, " who hood. Thought they, this is vastly sticketh closer than a brother,” We
have found his society precious in, we had nothing for him, but some our services this morning.
old American papers, which we re15. At 2 o'clock, P. M., we took ceived from the “Sumatra” just a pilot on board, but being unaccus. after we sailed from Boston. tomed to manage ships as large as 31. We are now in sight of Pithis, he did not succeed in taking us nang.
At 12 o'clock, two Malay out of the harbor; and at low water boats came off to us, with fruits and we found ourselves flat in the mud, vegetables. There was a great headed towards the land, with the struggle, to see which should reach edge of the water several yards us first, and, coming on board nearly
There is danger of the simultaneously, a clamorous altercaprostration of our masts; and whether tion between the parties ensued, we shall be relieved from this con- during which the head man of one dition without damage to ourselves, company lost his book of recommenor to the ship, is to us a serious ques-dations, when he was disposed to tion.
accede to almost any conditions of 16. On the returning tide, we peace. Finally, the " Salam Box found ourselves afloat again, and, was passed between the head men, taking in a new pilot, succeeded in and the dificulty amicably settled. clearing the harbor, and cast anchor On this, the last day of the year, for the night.
many reflections of an interesting 19. After coasting along about and important character very naturthree days, at 1 o'clock this afternoon ally arise. I have, during the closing we came to anchor off the Irrawaddy, year, left the friends and privileges about 50 miles from Rangoon, and of the land that gave me birth. I felt much disappointed in not being have spent half a year on the restless allowed to visit the town.
ocean, and I have bid farewell to 21. After enjoying a day of rest, some of the mission fraternity with our company have now unfurled their whom I have been associated for sails to the wind, and directed their years. I have been favored with course toward Singapore.
many privileges for spiritual enjoy22. Our religious services on ment and deeds of usefulness which board, are to us interesting, and se- have been but poorly improved. I cure the attention of most of the have been allowed to form many new ship’s company. On Sabbath days, and valuable acquaintances, while we have preaching in the morning, the ties that have bound me to old and a sermon read by br. Bradley in ones have been strengthened by the the afternoon. For our evening ex- prospect of a remove from their so ercises, we have commenced with ciety, and I have entered into dothe first Epistle to the Corinthians, mestic, social and religious relations and give a concise exposition, with altogether new and replete with resome practical remarks on a single sponsibility, chapter at each evening. The sai I desire here, to find a buryinglors seem better disposed to receive place for my sins, and to commence religious counsel, it it be attended the new year with new feelings, new with instruction. We find this ex- purposes and new devotion to God, crci:e connected with many advan- and spend my remaining years, if tages to ourselves.
such I enjoy in time, so that they 24. Lat. 8o 24' North. This may result in glory to myself and morning we met the ship "India,” | others, and to the glory of Him who Capt. Webster, two years from Eng- hath called me into his service. land. She took her last cargo from How soon the period will arrive Calcutta to New South Wales, when the work of time will be endfrom which place she has been out ed! how soon the momentary suffer90 days. The captain sent a boat off ings of earth will be lost in the unto us for some news papers, suppos- ending pleasures of eternity-where ing that we were from Calcutta, but no revolving seasons mock the suc
cessive periods of man's mortality- The native inhabitants, as in all no changes of time or place will 'rob other parts of India, are treacherous him of his associates and his home and indolent. The Chinese are a no sickness feed upon his person or little in the advance of the rest in his friends-no sins to sadden his point of civilization, and are the chief heart and no fears of the future to mechanics of the place. destroy his peace for the present! “ Beach Street” is the principal
Jan. 1. For a New Year's break- in the town, extending one mile in a fast, we had fresh beef, rice, sweet direction parallel with the water's potatoes, fresh butter, baker's bread, edge, and lined on each side with milk, &c. &c. This supply was one continued block of brick buildbrought from Pinang, by Malays. ings, the basements of which are Description of Pinang.
occupied as shops, and the upper loft At 12 o'clock, we came to anchor as dwellings. near the town, and the Rev. Mr. Dyer
Within two miles of the water's having learned that there were mis- edge, there is a line of hills, rising sionaries on board, came and invited 250 feet above the level of the surus all to accept the provision which rounding plains. On these hills are had been kindly made for us on shore. several houses prepared for the acMrs. Dean and myself were introdu- commodation of invalids, which, with ced to the family of Mr. Gottlieb,* the pure atmosphere and delightwhere we were furnished with every
ful scenery, renders this elevation thing which might conduce to health a healthful and delightful retreat. and enjoyment.
On the sides and summit of these The houses here are two stories hills are extensive spice plantahigh, with four-sided roofs, and built tions, in a state of high cultivation. of brick. As a substitute for glass, The productions of a single plantathey use Venitian windows, which tion on the island amount to ten constitute more than three fourths thousand rupees per month! of the walls of the house. The
Brethren Beighton and Dyer, streets are regular and broad. The missionaries of the London Missionroads which lead into the country, ary Society, have been laboring here, are kept in fine repair by the con the former sixteen years, and the victs, who are sent here from the latter eight. Mr. B. is engaged in countries adjacent.—The island of the Malay department, and Mr. D. in Pinang is four or five miles wide, the Chinese. They have schools in and fourteen in length. It contains successful operation, and conduct a population of about 30,000. (70, religious worship in each department. or 80 English, 2 or 300 Burmans, a | A spirit of attention is excited, and few Siamese, some Bengalese, 10,- the rising race are becoming enlight000 Chinese, and the remainder Ma- ened; but they are not prepared to lays.)
report any decided converts to the The productions, are Nutmegs,
Christian religion. Cloves, Coffee, Indigo, Pepper, Su
They have a convenient house for gar-cane, Rice, Yams, Plantains, worship, where they preach to the Sweet potatoes, Betel and Cocoa English every Sabbath day. In this Nuts, &c. Garden vegetables are
they have a church organ, whose abundant, and fish and fowl are pro
melodious notes reminded me of my curable to satiety. Wheat is brought native land. from Bengal, and furnishes good
There is on the island an old Burbread.
man temple ; but from neglect, it is The island was settled by the fast going to ruin--but not so fast as English in 1810, and is subject to the those who there pay their religious East India Company, whose head. devotions. quarters are at Bengal.
The Mahomedan temple is a spa
cious building, nearly 100 feet square A German, and a civil officer. and 30 or 40 feet high, built of gran
ite. Within, nothing is to be seen | kindness of Mr. Moore-(a graduate but the arched roof, the naked walls of an English university,) with whom and a few blind Mahomedans pros. I take lodgings for the first night. trating themselves upon their mats, Thus the Lord is raising up for us as an act of devotion.-In order friends wherever we go. to gain admission into this temple, I 15. This morning Mr. Tracy was obliged to “pull off my shoes was married to Miss White. The from my feet,” in conformity to their ceremonies were read by the Rev. prejudices.
Mr. Darrah, (chaplain of the estabMalacca-Arrival at Singapore.
lished church.) This was necessary, 9. We left Pinang on the 6th inst. timation of the English community.
in order to a legal marriage in the esand having a fine wind, we passed in sight of Malacca early this morning.
26. After attending to the necesWe are informed that Malacca is a
sary preliminary business, I have at retired place, containing fewer in-length seated myself by the side of habitants than Pinang, but made up to learn something of this difficult
my Chinese teacher, and hope soon of the same races of men.
Mr. Tomlin has discontinued his language. I have commenced by services for the London Missionary the radicals, and a few colloquial
repeating after him the sounds of Society, but is still engaged in missionary work. Mr. Evans now has work with more pleasing hopes, or
phrases. I never commenced any charge of the “ Malacca College.” stronger desires for success. 11. Sabbath. At 12 o'clock we
27. This afternoon I went up to came in sight of Singapore, as we were sailing amidst the rocks at the government hill, which affords a rate of 8 or 9 miles an hour, and and shipping. The hill
, within a
commanding view of the whole town came to anchor near the town at 1, line extending round its base, inP. M. Though interrupted on account On the summit stands the Governor's
cludes 20 or 30 acres of ground. of the difficult sailing, and the ex- residence, and in the rear is a line citement consequent on
of low buildings, inhabited by his approach to the place, where, for the
attendants. present, we expect to find a home, we were enabled to compose our
Feb. 5. Among our patients who thoughts and assemble our persons
daily come to us for medical assistfor the purpose of giving praise to ance, we had this morning one case that Being, who had kindly guarded
of regular “ Elephantiasis." us from the dangers of the deep, and
Here follow the extracts inserted in our given us the consolations of his Spir- last number, relative to the sickness and it. We had preaching on one part death of Mrs. Dean. of the day, and Dr. Bradley read a We subjoin a sew additional entries sermon on the other.--After service with which the Journal closes. Messrs. Tracy and Parker came on board, and Miss White returned
Chinese Junks-Tracts distributed. with them to Singapore.
March 12. This afternoon I have 12. At 8 o'clock, A. M., two na- visited six Chinese junks, and distive boats came along side and took tributed about one thousand pages us, with our goods and chattels, to of Chinese tracts. Two of the Singapore, where we were kindly junks were from Siam, one from entertained by Mr. Balestier, ( Amer- Hainan, and three from Canton. ican consul,) who at dinner congrat. Most of them had been here from ulated himself on having nine Amer. one to five months, but one had just icans at his table at once. He and arrived from Canton, and was expos. his worthy lady made us feel happy ing her cargo for sale. Of this each and at home at our arrival. No less man on board, (about thirty in all,) can be said of the hospitality and I was a proprietor, and each had near