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our two native brethren, Shegud and eternal to temporal; so that one who Cadotte, started on their missionary is baptized may expiate his sins by bis tour down the river, after being affec- own sufferings. Also, that one object tionately commended to God in prayer. of the Savior's baptism was to sanctify
14. Our brethren returned from the water, so as to give it this cleansing their missionary tour last evening. efficacy.' He declared me to be in They report that the Indians they great errors, and unenlightened by the visited were almost in a starving state, Spirit. yet paid very good attention to the word generally, and manifested feel | EXTRACTS ings specially friendly to the Mission CAMERON, DATED that had sent thein teachers.
MARIE, FEB. 12, 1836. 15. This evening Tadabuhsas, or As br. Bingham will undoubtedly Kakukoos, came in to relate to us the communicate to you the steps that state of bis mind, and offered himself have been adopted with regard to the as a candidate for baptism.
brethren Shegud and Alexis Cadotte, it After rising and shaking hands with wi!! suffice to mention, that, agreeably cach of us, he commenced by inform- to the plan which we considered it exing us, first, how he had long been pedient to adopt, I set out on the 6th hampered with Indian superstitions, of Jan. in company with the above-menwhich he found unprofitable and vain. tioned brethren, on a visit to the InHe said he then joined himself to the dians residing on the islands in the imwhite man, who wore a cap and white mediate vicinity of St. Joseph's island dress, and had a house, (meaning an ir. Lake Huron. We were, in this altar,) covered with white, but intimat- tour, generally, received kindly and ed, that embracing that religion had no hospitably. The attention the natives better effect on him than practising his paid to religious instructions, far exIndian superstitions; and represented ceeded our expectations. himself as acting rather hypocritically
On the 26th I started in company in adhering to it as long as he did, for with br. Shegud, on a visit to the his heart was not there. He said, Indians residing at the mouth of the about the time that the snow fell, his river Tukwaminau ;-(it runs into Lake mind was awakened by a dream, and Superior about thirty miles from this since that, he had felt sorry for his place,) from thence to proceed to the sinful life. He also said he had given Indians on the northern borders of himself wholly up to the Lord, and now Lake Michigan, the band with whom offered himself to us to become a I spent part of last winter, and who had, member of this church, if we thought at that time, given themselves up to me him fit. We explained to him more to be religiously instructed. These fully, the nature of the new birth, and reside at a place called Kizhekikàug, told him that we never received any as about fifty miles from Mackinac. From members of the church until they gave which place returned here on the 8th us satisfactory evidence of having ex. instant, after an absence of thirteen perienced such a change. If he wished days. The weather has been, during to place himself under our instructions, our voyages to and from these places, we were ready and willing to instruct intensely cold. In our last journey we him, and when the evidence of such met with one of the members of this a change appeared sufficiently clear church, and were very glad to see hip to us, we should be willing to receive steadfast in the faith. His name is him.
Kishkijiwung. 17. Lord's day, Tadabuhsas was at The Indians, most of them, are under meeting, and strictly attentive, rose the influence of an old Indian, who with the brethren in singing, &c.
resides at the river Tukwaminau. He Feb. 9. This evening, visited a is much versed in the religious superCatholic family, bereft and mourning stitions of the natives, and is also a the loss of the head and husband. great medicine man, distinguished Met the Romish priest at the house. among them by the title of Mata. He Some little discussion followed as a is considered as a god among them, natural consequence, although repug- and, as natural consequence, is much nant to my feelings to discuss such averse to Christianity. The old man, points with a mourning family. Learn however, appeared friendly to us and ed from him that they hold that baptism paid us visits ;—and I availed myself of cleanses from original sin, and changes the opportunity to present the subject the punishment of actual sin from of religion to him.
Our friends at Lake Michigan re-man's wife. She is a Roman Catholic. ceived us very kindly, and hospitably; During our interview with this band, The next evening after our arrival we were informed by the old man that there, which was on the first day of he and a chief, named Ans, had been Feb., Nuabunwa, the leading man of consulting together on the subject of the band, assembled bis people in his religion, and that they finally concluded lodge to hear the word of God. We to embrace the Christian faith. Next addressed them on the importance of summer they will inform me whether accepting the mercies of God through they will require me as their teacher. Christ Jesus. They were very atten- Ans will join the band of Nuabunwa tive, particularly the old man and one at Kizhekikaug. At this place they garof his sons. We cannot say any thing den. They sow corn, potatoes, and with respect to the permanent influence peas. About a day's journey froin this which our interview with them may band, there is also another band, where have produced. But there was a mani- they garden to a great extent. fest change in the conduct of the old
Other Benevolent Institutions.
BAPTIST GENERAL TRACT SOCIETY.
METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
The Twelfth Annual meeting of the Baptist At the 17th Anniversary of the Missionary General Tract Society was held at Philadel. Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, phia, Jan. 6, 1836. From the Annual Re- held at New York in April last, $61,337 81 port then read we learn that the publications were reported as the receipts of the past year. of the Society, belonging to the regular series, The whole number of missionaries employed are 148, besides 11 occasional publications, by the Society, is 156, of whom 118 are doembracing, in all, 3,550 pages, of which 2,712 mestic missionaries, and the number of pages are in permanent type. 3,000 copies church members, 21,016, of whom 17,174 of the Baptist Manual have been printed, belong to the several domestic missions. The and 20,000 copies of the Tract Magazine cir- number of school teachers is 30, and of culated. The whole number of tracts printed scholars, 911, attached to the Aboriginal and during the year, was 268,730, making 7,080,- Liberian missions; besides 1,710 under a 000 pages, and the number of pages issued course of catechetical instructiou among the from the Depository, 5,992,206. The gra- slaves, within the bounds of the South Caro. tuitous distribution of tracts amounted to liva Conference. $1,196 21. $418 had been paid to the Bap
The Liberian mission embraces six churchtist General Convention for printing tracts in es, at Monrovia, Millsburg, Caldwell, New Burmah. $175 75 had also been received Georgia, Edina, and Cape Palmas, containfor the publication of Temperance tracts and ing 375 members ; and four schools, attendthe Meinoir of Mrs. Judson in the German ed by 128 scholars. language, and 252 subscribers of five dollars The Society has also two missions in each, annually, for five years, bad been ob- South America, ove at Buenos Ayres, and tained for the purpose of placing a bound one at Rio Janeiro. volume of the Society's publications in every accessible family in the Western States. The AMERICAN SEAMEN'S FRIEND SOCIETY. receipts into the treasury during the year had The Eighth Anniversary of this Society been $8000 34, besides $334 55, received for was held at New York, the 9th of May. the Tract house. Payments had been made Foreign Operations. During the year by 226 Auxiliaries, and 158 new Societies the Society has employed five chaplains in had been reported to the Board during the foreign ports, at Canton, Havre, Honolulu, same period. The number of Depositories Smyrna, and Rio Janeiro. Arrangements was 53, besides the General Depository in bave also been made for the establishment of Philadelphia.
agencies at Marseilles, Lahaina, Calcutta,
Batavia, and Singapore. Wm. T. Brantly, President.
Atlantic Seaporls. There are sixteen John L. Dagg, Vice President.
Bethel chapels on the Atlantic coasl, situated Ira M. Allen, General Agent. Samuel Huggens, Treasurer.
at Eastport and Bath, where publie worship William Ford, Secretary.
is occasionally maintaioed-Portland, Salem, And twenty-one Managers.
Boston, New Bedford, Mystic, New York,
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY.
Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, , Publications circulated,
3,299,846 Charleston, Pensacola, and Mobile, where Pages,
72,480,229 regular officiating clergymen are constantly Pages,
Publications pr'd since for. Soc., 43,647,590
711,853,750 found—and Savannah, where public worship Publications circulated, 39,042,676 is maintained in the winter season. They Pages,
614,790,076 are all under the patronage of local societies,
Pages gratuitously distributed
7,290,900 except Pensacola.
Receipts for the year ending
April 15, including $792 18 Inland Waters. Bethel ministers are
balance in treasury,
$105,003,59 established at Cleveland, Buffalo, Utica, of which, publications sold, 47,573 37 Troy, and Oswego. Measures are in train at
105,003 59 Albany for a similar institution in that city. Expenditures for same period,
of which, paper, printing, Sc. 53,117 77 The Society has published 7,000 copies of remittances for for. distribut. 35,000 00 the Seamen's Hynin Book and Devotional Baxter's Call, for the blind, 500 00 Assistant; an edition of 3,000 of the Sailor's
16,385 82 Magazine, a monthly periodical, and 1,000,000
of the remittances for foreign stations, copies of the Sailor's Temperance Almanac $8,500 were for the use of missionaries of for 1836.
the American Baptist and English General The total receipts for the year were Baptist Foreign Missionary Societies, and $13,172 15.
$2,500 for the use of Protestant Episcopal
missionaries in Greece and China. AMERICAN TRACT Society. The donations received were about $4,000 The Eleventh Annual meeting of this So- less, and the receipts for sales $16,000 more ciety was held at New York, May 11.
than in the previous year. Publications pr'd during the yr. 4,556,972
'The number of new Auxiliaries is 34; Pages,
“ 101,293,584 | whole number on the Society's list, 1180.
218,18 1800 184,25
Donations from April 15 to June 15, 1836.
loosa, Ala., 11,12, Coosa ch., 13,20, East Wetumka, 15,81, Bethany ch.
Luther Rice, Agt. Am. B. S.,
The above is included in Annual Report of April, 1836.
A. R. Wells, per Rev. H. Jackson,
tive Burman preachers, 67,81; For. miss. 258; a lady's annual donation for
Mrs. Wade's private use, 10; per Mrs. Elizabeth Sailor,
of jewelry, 4,25; for Bur. miss., per Rev. J. Hague, pastor,
Soc., 93,12; Amity st. Fem. Bib. Soc. for Bur. Bible, 117; New Jersey Bap.
State Conv., P. P. Runyon, treas., 175, per W. Colgate, Esq.,
54,81 20, 500,
30; for Bur. Bible, per Rev. W. Q. Beattie, Pleasant Hill, Kingston, Ms., Fem. Retrenching Soc. to edu. Bur. child, named Welthea D.
Whitten, per M. Wbitten, Esq.,
118,02 10,54 19,04
1,75 15, 3, 2, 5,
Philadelphia, Pa., 1st Bap. Ch. Fem. For. Miss. Soc., for Bur. Bible, 60; for.
miss., 65; Karen Soc., to sup. Georgianna Boardınan, 25; Karen mission, 30; Misses Bur. Tract Soc., for Bur. trac., 70; by Mrs. J. L. Seddinger, 250, Frankford, Pa., Miss. Soc., 25; Bible class, for for. miss., 10; Holmesburgh, Pa., S. S., for Bur. tracts, 4,06; the ch., to edu. David Jones, 12; Roxborough, Pa., For. Miss. Soc., for for. miss., by J. Mulford, jr., 10, per Rev. Ďr. Brantly,
61,06 King & Queen, Va., Hasseltine Fem. Miss. Soc., for African miss., 37,50,
and Bur. miss., 37,50, per Rev. Eli Ball, New York, South Bap. ch., to support Moung Shway Moung, 100; Mr.Tracy,
for Bur. Bible, 100; Fem. Miss. Soc., for Bur. schools, 100; per Rev. C. G.
A friend, for Bur. Bible, per L. Farwell, Esq.,
Rev. E. Kincaid, 400; to educate an Indian child, named Sally W, Cone, 20;
foreign missions from this soc. within a year.
C. A. Lamb, 7,50; Mrs. Buttoll, Troy, M. T., 1; East Smithfield, Fa., Bap. ch., 4,50; a friend in Michigan, 1; Almond, Bap. ch., per L. Rathbone, 11,12; Alleghany For. Miss. Soc., per N. Carr, treas., 63; for for. miss., 91,12 Clinton, N. Y., Ben. Soc. Young La. Domes. Sem., per Rev. H. Kellogg,
7; Friend of miss., 6; a friend, for post. on Miss Gardner's N. Y. Bap. Reg., '75; for Bur. miss.,
13,75 A friend to truth, 5; Elder J. Freeman, Apling, 10; for Bur. Bible, 15,
A friend to ed. of Bur. fem. children, per Messrs. Bennett & Bright, 5, Boscawen, N. H., Widow Clough, for Bur. miss., per C. D. Stanwood, 5;
a friend, ,50
Greenwood, 2,43; Rehoboth, 20,50; Washington, 9,25; Phillips, 12;
Rev. Jesse Hartwell, agt. of Bd.,
sor. miss., 101,94; Bur. Bible, 10,16; per W. Raymond, Esq.,
edu. Karen child, named Chara Emily Church, per Mr. Scott,
Mrs. Ewing, of Pa., per Rev. Mr. Aldrich,
Soc., Reed's Brook, 3,92; Fem. Miss. Soc., Eden, 5; Fem. Miss. Soc. Ist
Soc. Trenton, 10,28; friend to miss., 1,15; per Capt. Harding,
Ex'r., by Rev. J. Dowling,
Rev. M. Curtis,
Boston, Ms., an aged sem. member of 2d Bap. ch., per Rev. B. Stow,
100, and for Bur. tracts, 75; to edu. Bur. child, named Mary Hubbard, 25;
per L. Peirce, treas.; (also 100, for Home miss.,) Barnstable, Ms., Fem. Benev. Soc., 15; Male Miss. Soc., for 1835, 22,45; for
1836, 31,50; per Rev. Mr. Chessman, Lower Dublin, Pa., Fem. Mite Soc., Mrs. H. Wright, treas., for Bur. miss.,
78,55; friends, for the Bible in Bassa Core, Africa, 1,50; Norristown, Pa.,
Bap. ch. and cong., by Rev. C. E. Wilson, 25; per Rev. 1. M. Allen, Boston, Bap. For. Miss. Soc., Dea. James Loring, treas., including 25, to edu.
Karen child, named Lydia Malcom, and appropriations for Bur. miss., Bur.
schools, French iniss., &c., Granville, O., Bap. ch. mon.com., 26; Mrs. Richards, 1; Mrs. N. Malary, 1;
per Rev. H. Carr, by Rev. E. Thresher, Georgia State Conv., Col. A. Janes. treas., for. miss., 1403,62; Bur. miss.,
196,67; Bur. Bible, 3075,67; Bur. tracts, 2,60; Karen Bible, 22,50;
W. H. Turpin,
Bible, per Miss N. Stone, by Mr. Haynes,
ton, treas., for Bur. Bible, per. Rev. Dr. Babcock,
John Smith, Esq.,
treas., for. miss. 490; sup. of Moung Shway Moung, by the Bap. ch. and
cong. in Brookline, 100, Baltimore, Md., Bap. Fem. Miss. Soc., Mrs. N. D. Crane, sec. and Mrs. Wild
son, treas., for Bur. and Ind. zoiss., and medicines for the former, per Rev.
Juilson's mem., 2; Bur. tracts, 2; for. miss., 10; per Rev. E. N. Harris,
Rev. U. B. Miller, for sup. of Bur. child, adopted by Mrs. Vinton, and
11,75; New York, Mr. Robert Edwards, 25; per William Colgate, Esq., Reading, Pa., Henry Rankin, Esq., per Rev. Ezra Going, Philadelphia, Pa., Fem. Bible Soc., Mrs. Sarah Keene, treas., to be sent
to Rev. Amos Sutton, for the Orissa miss., Sansom st. Ch., Jur. Ind. Miss. Soc., Mrs. Elizabeth Knowles, treas., for
Ind. miss., " A Preacher," who is a friend to missions, for for. translationis, Virginia Bap. Miss. Soc., A. Thomas, Esq., treas., for Bur. miss., including
a legacy of 100, from Miss Elizabeth Nelson, of Frederic co., Va., 359,62;
for Bur. miss., per Rev. J. Glazier, by Dea. L. Briggs, of Athol,
elder Wells, and Abigail Richardson Wells, Rev. A. Bennett, Ag't of the Board, per Rev. E. Loomis,
$13,477,50 Clothing.-Belelertown, Ms., Bap. Fcm. Benev. Soc., per Electa Perkins,
1 box clothing, for Ind. miss., valued at 24,82. Middleborough, Ms., Old Colony Bap. For. Miss. Soc., Levi Peirce, Treas., I bundle clothing, valued at 8,50.
H. LINCOLN, Treasurer.
Benevolent societies or individuals would render valuable aid to the Indian Missions, hy forwarding boxes of clothing to the Rooms of the Board, to be distributed among the stations west of the Mississippi as their exigencies required. Supplies of clothing are needed at sev. eral of the stations, at the present time.