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sionaries from Burmah) would labor ring to the eventual establishment of a under the protection of our government, “ connected line of operations from Sudiya, and not be liable to those checks which

so as to meet the labors of Mr. Jones and the the Rangoon Mission has constantly suffered from the jealousy and barbarity Other Siam missionaries, at the other erof the Ava government. The Shans, tremity of the region occupied by the too, with whom the Mission at Sudiya Shans," Mr. B.


“ You will easily see, would be brought in contact, are a much by inspecting the map, that br. Jones can finer and more intelligent people than

ascend the Siam ris the Burmese, and ten times as nu

about two thirds of merous. Their kirdred races extend the distance to Sudiya. A large portion of throughout the country whence arise all the remaining distance is traversed by the the mighty rivers from the Burhampoo- northern branches of the Salwen and Erater to Kianguan* (the river of Nankin); wadi (Irrawaddy). This chain being comthey occupy entirely the two frontier pro- pleted, the whole western border of China vinces of Ava-Hookoom and Moongkoom; they occupy all the east bank of will be open to us. There is little doubt," the Irrawaddy; they stretch down the Mr. B. adds, “ that at the present time, SuSalwen to Tenasserim. Laos, and Si- diya is the most feasible entrance, from the am, and Cochin China are their proper interior, to the empire of China. It is, in countries; they compose half the lation of Yunnan, a great

proportion of fact, precisely such a point of approach as that of Salwen, and stretch up into that the Board contemplated in their late resoladistrict that has always baffled the Chi- tions. It is situated near the head waters of nese, between Thibet, Tartary and the Kiangku or Nankin river, which runs Lechuen ; whilst Assam is chiefly pop- directly through the centre of China. The ulated by the overflowings of this great people. The Cacharese are Shans; and passage over to China from Ava may herethe governing race of Upper Assam for after be practicable, but at present it would many centuries,-the Ahoms-are a tribe not be allowed by the Burman government. from the highest eastern sources of the Dr. Richardson, of this place, who has Irrawaddy, and until very lately they travelled extensively through Burmah and kept up a communication with their the Shan country, informs me that he enparent stock.

Here is an ample field. It is indeed boundless ; for it extends deavored to obtain permission to proceed over all the north and west of China, up the Erawadi a little above Ava, but was (for such is the extent of communica- prevented by Government. Others have tion that we command from Sudiya,) made the same attempt, but have uniformly and it embraces some of the most fertile been prohibited from going higher up the and most temperate countries on the face of the earth."

river than Ava. The last year a Roman A copy of the letter from which we have Catholic Missionary went up the Erawadi made the above extracts, was forwarded to for this very purpose of penetrating into the Board, with other documents, by Mr. China, but was stopped at Ava and sent Pearce, under date “ Calcutta, April 21,” | back.” Mr. B. also speaks of a line of and was received prior to the departure of communication that may be formed with Mr. Malcom, in September. A duplicate of the Mission at Ava, “through the Katheh the same was transmitted to the Mission at or Cassay country, the capital of which is Maulmein. Within a few days, letters have Manipur, nearly in a line between Sudiya arrived from Maulmein, giving intelligence and Ava, and about 200 miles distant from of the reception of Mr. P's communication, each. Manipur district is said to be a very and of the measures immediately conse- populous and fine country, and is indepenquent thereon. The following is an ex

dent of the Burmese government.” tract from a letter of Mr. Brown, dated It will be gratifying to our Christian Maulmein, June 9. We present it at this friends to know that the designation of Mr. time on account of the interesting view it B. to Sudiya has met his hearty concurrence, gives of the relation which the mission at and that, in consequence of the affinity of Sudiya will bear upon other operations of the Shan language with the Burmese, as the Board in South-Eastern Asia. Refer- well as the knowledge of Burmese so ex

tensively prevalent in that region, he will be * Kiangku.

able to use to good advantage his familiar

ity with the latter, and almost immediately nipur is to the south, and where the on bis arrival at the Station, to engage in Assamese only is spoken; so that there active missionary labors. For the sake of is not the least danger of collision with presenting to our readers a further view of any other body.” the importance of Sudiya as a missionary

We would here take occasion to acknowlfield, especially in the facilities it affords for edge the truly Christian kindness with extending the knowledge of Christ through which, from the first, Messrs. Pearce and out adjacent provinces, and for the enlarge- Trevelyan have interested themselves in ment and success of the Missions already the establishment of the proposed Mission, organized to evangelize Burmah, Siam and and their prompt and zealous co-operation China, we subjoin a few remarks from in furthering the designs of the Board. We Messrs. Trevelyan and Pearce, accompa- would note particularly the forecast with nying the above communication from Gow- which, in anticipation of the formal action ahatti. Mr. T. says :

of the Board, they made direct communica"From this point (Sudiya) an impres- tion of the success of their efforts both to sion may be made upon "Búrmah, from the Board and to their missionaries at Maulan exactly opposite quarter from that mein. The natural result of this measure at which it has been heretofore en will be to hasten, by nearly a year, the protered by the missionary. The communication is open with Yunnan, the

mulgation of the Gospel among a people westernmost province of China, and it hitherto shut out from all knowledge of is the intention of the Indian govern-Christ and His salvation. It is also matter ment to send a mission there by this of grateful acknowledgement that God has route, next cold season, for the purpose raised up, for the furtherance of His graof inquiry about the culture of the tea cious designs in the commencement of a plant. On the other side, Bhutan, and Thibet, and more countries and people Mission to the Shans, so valuable an auxilthan we have any accurate knowledge iary in the gentleman first addressed by Mr. of at present, are open to the messen-Trevelyan. Captain Jenkins is represented gers of the Gospel; and, lastly, the to be a “man of activity, intelligence and Shan language, which is near akin to benevolent feeling, whose character and the Burmese and Siamese, and belongs exertions stand very high in the estimation to the Chinese family, furnishes a ready of Government,” and who will probably means of intercourse with perhaps a greater number of people than any oth- retain the situation he now holds so long as er language in the world, except Chi- he stays in that country. The part he has nese itself.”

already taken in favor of the location of The following is the language of Mr. a Mission at Sudiya, evinces the deep Pearce :

interest he feels in the object, and as“It appears evident that an effectual sures us that no exertions of his will be door is opened for the establishment of wanting to secure its successful prosecution. a branch of your Mission to the north- We venture to give the following additional east of Assain. I must confess I shall extract from his letter to Mr. Trevelyan, as feel truly happy if you feel inclined to indicative of his views in regard to the imenter it. Its geographical situation with

“ No attention of relation to your Mission seems to ren- portance of the measure. der it particularly desirable. Sudiya, the mine should of course be wanting to make place referred to, is rather less to the the place comfortable to any missionaries, north of Ava than Rangoon is to the and I will be willing to contribute my mite south. You might gradually descend

to their establishment. You may mention, from the British post, or ascend from the Burman capital, as political feelings that I will subscribe 1,000 rupees, if a fammight render most judicious, to Mani- ily is settled as a Mission at Sudiya, and pur, an interesting little State on the whenever they have had a press at work for line between Sudiya and Ava, and thus six months I will be happy to double that establish a central station to support the

if I remain in charge of the Province.” extremities of your line of operations.

In view of the facts which we have now The nearest missionary station already occupied, is Gowahatti in Assam, fur- presented, who will not heartily respond to ther from Sudiya to the west than Ma- | the glowing language of Mr. Judson : “My


heart leaps for joy and swells with gratitude | This instance of the power of Divine and praise to God, when I think of br. Grace on the human heart, has been a Jones at Pankok, in the southern extremity source of great joy and thankfulness

to us all. There is, alas! so woful of the continent, ind br. Brown at Sudiya

ignorance among the people on religion in Assain, on the frontiers of China—im- lihat much of my time is devoted to inmensely distant points,- and of all the instructing those, who offer themselves tervening stations, Ava, Rangoon, Kyouk- as candidates for baptism. At present Phyoo, Maulmein and Tavoy, and the I have two hopefull characters of this

kind; they reside in a neighboring town churches and schools which are springing up

in Deninark, have for some time past in every station and throughout the Ka'en attended regularly on my ministry, and wilderness. Happy lot, to live in these expressed their wish to be baptized. I days! O happy lot, to be allowed to bear have therefore abundant reason to be of a part in the glorious work of bringing an good courage, for, so far, my most sanapostate world to the feet of Jesus! Glory, the Lord has been better than all my

guine expectations have been realized; glory be to God!'

doubts and fears-blessed be his name

forever! Germany.

I rejoice to say also, in regard to my In the last Annual Report of the Board, pub- brethren, that they continue to co-opelished in the June number of the Magazine, rate with me in plans of usefulness. it is stated (p. 230) that measures had been They continue regularly to visit certain

districts of the city, lending and distaken to secure the services of Rev. J. C.

tributing tracts and Bibles, accompanied Oncken, of Hamburg, as a -missionary of the with suitable exhortations. During the Board, to labor in that vicinity, and particu- summer, I visited a considerable numlarly in connection with the church formed at ber of ships of different countries, supHamburg, April, 1831. This arrangement plying them with the word of life. has since taken effect, Mr. 0. having signi. fied his acceptance of the appointment, by

et estern Africa. letter bearing date Sept. 25. He retains, however, his connection with the Edinburg

The arrival of Messrs. Crocker and Mylne, Bible Society, as being calculated to pro- and Mrs. Mylne at Monrovia, in August last, mote rather than retard the interests of the

was announced in the Magazine for November, Mission. Mr. C.F. Lange, a member of the

(p. 449).

From letters received quite reHamburg church, has also been appointed | cently we learn, that soon after their arrival Colporteur, in which capacity he was formerly employed by the Continental Society, reached Aug. 19. There, in consequence of

they proceeded to Millsburg, which they and will assist Mr. O. in distributing tracts the return of Messrs. Pinney and Finley of the and Bibles, conversing witli the people, and Presbyterian Mission, to the United States, conducting private meetings for prayer.

they were enabled to make an arrangement, following particulars respecting the state of

mutually satisfactory, for the occupancy of the Mission, are from the letter already re

the Mission house just vacated, until they serred to :

should have passed through the usual course EXTRACT FROM MR. ONCKEN'S LETTER. of acclimation. “ For a short time," says

“ I rejoice to say that the Lord has Mr. Mylne, “all enjoyed excellent health and encouraged me greatly in my work, by spirits, happy in each other's society, and an addition of 4 converts who have been flushed with high hopes of soon being able to added to us. The whole number of our cnter more fully on our labors among the bemembers is now 13; two have been alas! nighted tribes around us. But 'the Lord's excommunicated, and one has joined ways are vot as our ways.' A storm was just the church triumphant. One of the 4 about to break upon us, although we knew it individuals baptized, was man upwards of 60 years of age, who for 12 years had

Death of Mrs. Mylne. attended on my preaching, without evincing any change in his life, and was

This melancholy event occurred on the 16th considered by all the brethren as a very

of September. About ten days previous, we hopeless character. But oh, when God are informed by Mr. M., Mrs. Mylne first himself begins to preach, what are all complained of being unwell. The next day human hindrances then they vanish her illness had increased, but there seemed like the darkness before the rising sun. I nothing in her case to excite alarm. On




Tuesday, the sever assumed the remittent form, | Crocker, and a daughter of Dr. Skinner had And from that time made continual progress, had paroxysms or fever, but bad recovered notwithstanding all the efforts of her physician, from them, and were then in a state of protill Wednesday of the following week, when nising convalescence. The missionaries were Mr. M. was compelled to announce to her the expecting to remain at Millsburg, Juring the prospect of its fatal termination. “ She rainy season, where, besir'es preaching on the seemed rather surprized,” Mr. M. remarks, Sabbath, and conducting a Sal.bath school, " and said she did not feel as if she was so they would be able to hold evening meetincs dangerously ill; but when reininded that she at the Mission bouse, throughout the week. for was not itware of her danger, she thoughtfully the instruction of menubers of the church at replied, “Well; if it is the will of the Lord, I Millsburg, and other adults who might wish must submit.' She expressed herself thus, to attend. It was their intention to explore not because she was unwilling to obey her the interior to some extent, as soon as the Heavenly Father's call, but for reasons which weather should permit, to see what might be she asterwards mentioned, when Dr. Skinner done for the benefit of the natives. and br. Crocker came into the room, and entered into a frec conversation with her on Notices from the Missions. death, &c. She then said there were only two reasons for which she would wish to live

We are happy to inform our readers that a while here, if it were the will of God: the the persecution at this station mentioned at first was on account of her dear relatives, as

the close of the preceding volume, had ceased she feired they would be overwhelmed with in May last, the date of Mr. Howard's last sorrow on account of her premature death; letter. The Mission had sustained, however, but she did not see why they should. Tlie a new affliction in the death of Too.noo, one other reason was, that it would seem to make of the native assistants. He was seized with against the cause of God in Africa, by dis. the small-pox, March 21, and died on the couraging others from coming out as mission. 10th day of the disease, aged about 25. Mr. aries, if she should be so soon removed; but H. says of him,“ From our first acquaintance she did not for a moment doubt, even in the with this Karen, bis deportment was such as near prospect of death, but that it was her

to impress us with a high sense of his worth. duty to come to this country, and she did He was a living example of piety, and died, not see bow she could have done otherwise as he had lived, in the exercise of unshaken tban she had done.”

confidence in God, and entire submission to We add the following brief extract from a his will.”-Mr. and Mrs. Webb had returned letter of Mr. Crocker, dated Sept. 21. “In to Rangoon from Maulmein, whither they had the death of Mrs. Mylne, we all have met gone for the restoration of Mrs. W's health.. with a great loss. She seemed eminently Under date May 24, Mr. W. writes, “I calculated to be useful here. Devotedly pious, doubt whether there has been any time when amiable in her disposition, and evidently wil. preaching and the distribution of the Word ling to make any sacrifice that the good of of God would tell to better advantage here the cause migh demand, she had raised our than now. There is, it is true, a good deal expectations of her future usefulness. Her of fear, but some will hear and read; and it good constitution, and apparently good health can no longer be done with indifference." for some time after her arrival, led us to hope

CHEROKEES. she would be spared for a long time. But He

In a letter dated Valley Towns, Oct. 7, Mr. in whose service she had embarked, after Jones writes,having given her an opportunity of exhibiting “ By Divine permission, we have had a her attachment to the Savior, by leaving her

series of meetings at our shed, five miles from home and country for his sake, has taken off the Mission house: we commenced on Friday

before the last Sabbath_in September, and her robe of flesh, by which alone she was visi- continued four days. The meetings were ble to us, and is now, no doubt, employing solemn and encouraging, though, from some her spotless spiritin a higher and nobler sphere temporary circumstances, the attention of the of action.”

people was not equal to that which was ap

parent on the same occasion last year. SunIt gives us great pleasure to inform our day was quite a pleasing day. Two males readers, that at the latest dates, the health of and three females told us of the mercies of the other members of the Mission had not been God to their souls. Their relation was apseriously impaired. Rev. H. Teage states in in the presence of a great multitude of solemn

proved by the church, and they were baptized a letter dated Oct. 8, that Messrs. Mylne and spectators.”

Donations, from November 15 to December 15, 1835. Rev. S. Cornelius-omitted in last report,

10,00 Rehoboth,-H. B. Lust, for Bur. Bible, per Mrs. Baldwin,

1,00 Providence, R. I., Fem. Soc. in 4th Bap. ch. for education of a child in Burmah, per Mr. S. R. Weeden,

12,50 South Yarmouth, Mass., Bap. Ch. per Rev. S. Crowell,

3,75 Darien, Gil., African Mission Society, per Prof. Ripley,

24,00 Georgia State Convention, Col. A. Janes, Treasurer, For. Miss. 1207,16—Bur.

Bible, 52,25—Bur. Miss. 214,22, per Rev. Dr. Mercer, by Doct. W. H. Turpin, 1473,63 Ashburnham, Mass., Mrs. Dorothy Green for Bur. Miss., per Mr. H. Green,

50,00 Boston, Juv. Miss. Soc. in Fed. St. Bap. S. S., Male Dep., lo edu. a Burman youth named Win. Manning,

25,00 Boston, Mr. Thomas Shaw, for Burman Mission,

50,00 South Carolina, Welch Neck Asso., for For. Missions, 566,62_Bur. Mission, 7,00

-Gen. Com. of Charleston Bar. Asso., For. Miss. 10,50—African Miss. 10,88–
Bur. Miss., for med., 5,00, per Rev. Jesse Hartwell,

600,00 Richfield, Ohio, Mr. Nathaniel Oviatt, 1st payment for support of Moung Ky-a, a native teacher, one year, per B. Rouse, Esq.,

100,00 Virginia For. Miss. Soc., per Rev. S. Cornelius, viz. Long Branch Ch. in Fauquier,

13,22-Salem Fau. 1,65—-Capt. Joseph Chunn, 5,00—Sarah Ashby, ,88—Paris in Fau. 8,37–Upperville, 10,30–Middleburg, 5,33–Little River Ch., Loudon co., 20,00—Fredericksburg, 5,86–Shiloh, in King George, 16,65–Pope's Creek, Westmoreland, 9,71- Antioch, 1,05—Nomoni, 2,10–Mr. Walker, 2,00—Mrs. Walker, ,50--Jerusalem, 1,75–Farnham ch., 3,57—Ep. Norris, 5,37—Kil. marnock, 25,25-Lancaster C, H., 1,37—W. 0. Eubank, 1,00—W. H. Kirk, 1,00 – Dea. Dunaway's family, 3,00–Wicomico ch., 35,00—Northumberland, C. H., 10,17–Fairfields, 15,00—Westmoreland, C. H., 6,61,

211,71 White Creek, N. Y., Rev. Daniel Tinkham, for Bur. Miss.,

34,00 Otsego, N. Y., Bap. Miss. Soc. to support a native Karen teacher, 25,29—do. for

China Mission, 5,00–Western States, for do., 115,64—Wayne Asso., N. Y., for Bur. Bible, 3,58—Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Fem. Miss. So. for do., 41,00—for Siam Miss., 5,00-Cincinnati Fem. Miss. So. of Enon ch., to support Ko Chetthing, 60,- Berkshire Asso., 54,46—Franklin Foreign Miss. So., 1,57–Otsego Bap. Miss. So., 180,88—Chenango Asso., 74,37—Cortland Aux. So., 294,76– Onondaga Asso., 58,66—Wayne Åsso., 38,29-Ontario Aux. So., 135,36-Monroe Asso., 494,38_Genessee Ásgo., 115,06—Illinois Stale Con., 65,-Miscellane. ous, 137,72–per Rev. Alfred Bennett,

2098,65 Cincinnati, Fem. Miss. So. of Enon ch., to sup. Ko Chet-thing, 17,40—Harrisburg,

Ia., Col. at Mon. Con., 5,30—Cincinnati, Col. at Sixth st. M. H. at the Convention, 71,70—per John Smith, Esq.,

94,40 Mr. Loomnis, to educate Indian boy at Thomas Station,

10,00 Brown University, So. of Miss. Inquiry, per Mr. A. S. Lyon, treas.,

12,00 Also, in October last, Rev. Jesse Mercer, D. D., fisty shares of the U.S. Bank, 5,500,00

This generous donation was acknowledged, at the time it was received, in the
Christian Watchman.

Several packages of clothing, &c., have been received within the last few months, among which are the following: Westfield, Mass., fr. 1st Bap. ch., a box, no estimate given. Worcester, Mass., per Rev. o. Converse, Treas., 1 box and 2 bundles, 20,24. Framingham, Mass., Juv. So., per Miss Elizabeth Bigelow, Treas., 1 box for Bur

man schools in Ava, 8,00.
Sandisfield and vicinity, Mass., from ladies, 1 box from same, 11,00.
New York, South Bap. Ch., ladies, 1 box, 75,00—New Ipswich, N. H., Ladies'

Reading and Charitable So., 1 box, 20,32—Scituate, Ms., Fem. Sewing Soc., per
Mrs. Job Bailey, 1 package, 20,00-West Dedham, Mass., Young Ladies' Indus.
So., a box, 23,13-- Alleghany co. N. Y., For. Miss. So., per N. Coe, Treas., a
bundle of clothing-Concord, N. H., Bap. Convention of N. H., 1 box, per W.
Gault, Treas., 26,54.

F All boxes, packages, &c., designed for Missionary Stations, and forwarded to the Rooms of the Board, should be accompanied with the names of the donors, together with a schedule of the articles contained, and an estimate of their value. This is especially important in regard to boxes, &c., intended for stations in the East, as they are liable to be searched and their contents injured at the Custom House where landed, unless the consignee is advised of their contents and value.


"An Appeal to American Christians on behalf of British India," with several other articles designed for this number, we must defer for want of room.

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