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Chaplain in India, usefulness of,.
Cherokees, mission to, 4, 92, 120, 201,
327; report, 201; annual report, 327;
good tidings, 92; baptisms,.
China, (see Ningpo), insurrection in,
56, 446; proclamation of the preten-
der, 56; origin and character of the
movement, 57; aspects of the insur-
rection, 58; consequences, 58; reli-
gious principles of the revolutionists,
118; Chinese servants, 142; cruelties
of civil war, 354: favorable views of
the insurgents, 354;-gospel among
the, 444; can opium smokers be re-
claimed, 444; Judas Iscariot, 445;
neglected native school,.

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484

missions in, (see Hongkong and
Ningpo,) 3, 56, 117, 141, 354, 444; re-
port on, 199; annual report, 298;
proper term for God, 354; for bap-
tism, 354; class of probationers, 445;
Ningpo as a missionary field,.
Convention of Missionaries at Maul-
main, 4; reports of, on the appropri-
ation of money to be applied at the
discretion of a missionary, 5; theo-
logical training of native preachers,
6;-expediency of triennial confer-
ences,15; - the missionary's depend-
ence on the Holy Spirit, 115 ;-ben-
efits of,.....

111

150

Crocker, Mrs. M. B., death of, 95; obit-
uary,
Dacoits, an ancient Burman institution, 27
Danforth, Mrs., letter from, 113; revi-

val in the girls' boarding school, 113;
opposition suffered by a convert, 113;
precious leaf of a tract, 115; another
convert,

446

115

Dawson, J., letters from, 136, 173, 441

baptism of a Boodhist priest, 174;
narrative of, 174; the blind preacher,
175; death of Ko Soon-Shay, 175;
electric telegraph in Burmah, 176;
visit to Thenyeen,...
442
Deputation to missions, 28; work of, 227, 240
Doerksen, J., journal of, 182; an infant

preacher, 182; neglecting a profes-
sion, 182; preaching on shipboard,
184; sentence of court, 184; a phari-
see, 185;
185; baptismal scene, 185;
preaching in Russia, 185; persecu-
tion, 186, 189; false and true religion, 186
Donabew, an important missionary field,

407

43; spirit of inquiry in,.
Donations, 30, 63, 95, 126, 153, 191, 365,
399, 431, 462..

489

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Education in its relation to conversion,
46,.
220
English army, moral advancement in,.. 99
France, mission to, 3, 81, 147, 312, 355;
report on, 200; annual report, 312;
vindication of Baptists in, 355; appeal
to the emperor for toleration, 81; per-
secution, 82, 83, 147; burial of a child, 147
Germany, mission to, 4, 29, 59, 84, 118,

146, 182; report on, 200; annual re-
port, 315; church at Berlin, 59, 86;
conference at Homburg, 59; Saxe-
Meiningen, 59; evangelical alliance
at Berlin, 60; the "Kirchentag," 61,
424; visit to Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
62; Bückeburg, 62; persecution jus-
tified, 62; chapel at Barmen, 84; se-
cession from the state church, 84;
an efficient church, 84; conference at

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Heilbronn, 85; German Sabbath, 85;
Elberfeld, 86, 146; Vollmarstein, 118:
secession of pastor Ringsdorff, 118;
farewell sermon, 119; Hesse, 60; bap-
isms at, 390; light in, 120; Temp-
lin, 146; Ribbeck, F., secession of,
147,- baptism, 86,- autobiography,
473, tracts on baptism, 147; per-
secution in Schaumburg-Lippe, 384;
Mr. Bolzmann in prison, 384; visita-
tion of outstations, 422; petitions to
government, 423; Oldenburg, 425;
Othfreesen, 425; Voigtsdorf,
Goddard, J., letters of, 117, 446, 484;
tract-catechism, 117, 446; public ef-
forts, 117; state of the translation,
117; prayer for China, 118; need of
more preachers, 118; a question for
Christians, 118; trip up the river,
484; incidents of preaching,..
Goodman, J. S., journal of, 447, 465;
visit to Little Bassa, 447; first Sab-
bath at, 447; discomforts of travel,
447; life in the forest, 449; discour-
aging labors,.
Gospel preached, the power of, denied in
practice,

Granger, J. N., letters of, 25, 42, 65,
Greece, mission to, 4, 29, 86, 149; re-
port, 200; annual report, 321; new
chapel at Athens, 86; visit to Corfu,
87; official insolence, 87; Zante, 87;
inquirers, 87, 88; Smyrna, 89; reli-
gious aspects of, 89; free discussion,
89; plea for religious liberty, 89;
popular excitements, 91; visit to
Corinth, 416; epistle to the Corinth-
ians on its native soil, 416; testimo-
ny to our books, 417; Cenchrea, 419;
honor to Washington, 420; confes-
sion,

426

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421

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Haese, A. F. W., journal of,
Harris, Mrs. O. C. W., obituary of,
Haswell, J., letter from, 139; baptisms,
139; Stephen Gano, 139; a hard field,
140; journal of, 401, 480; preaching
at Zatabia, 401; light and darkness,
402; numerous visitors, 403; visit to
Damatha, 404; idols, 404; tour to
Shwaygyeen, 480; Burman Home
Missionary, 483; sowing andfruit,.......... 483
Health, practical suggestion on,
Henthada, its situation, 44; importance
of, 44; square pagoda at,
Heydenburg, Mr., letter of,..
Hibbard, C., letter from, 140; ordination
of Pahpoo, 140; theological students,
141; progress in the language,
141
Hinrichs, J., journal of, 453; the music
of children, 453; profitable wedding,
453; an objector silenced, 454; the
Sabbath question, 454; chapel at Jever,
455; field preaching, 455; baptisms,
455; religious liberty,
Hongkong, (see China) mission, 3, 28;
report on, 199; annual report,
Indian missions, 4, 91, 92, 120, 391;
report on, 201; annual report, 324,
$25,.

455

293

Ingalls, L., journal of, 138; arrival at
Rangoon, 138; ordination of Karens,
138; baptisms, 138, 139; by the
deputation,.

Intelligence, recent,
Irrawadi, trip up the, 26, 42; scenery,
42; populousness of the country, 42,
44; Yandonge, 42; Donabew, 43; Hen-

45
456

327

139
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thada, 44, 45; merchant boats, 44;
prevalent anarchy, 47; Kanoung, 47;
idols without an owner, 65; images
cut in rock, 67; splendor of idolatry in-
creasing northward, 67; Shwaydoung,
67; Padoung, 68, 69; lines of images,
67; colossal Gaudamas, 69; Prome,
69, 70;-insalubrity of, 70; growth
and improvements, 70; pagoda hill in
Prome, 71, 73; famine, 71; unwise
taxation, 71; reaction against English
rule, 72; singular miasma, 72; pop-
ulation of Prome, 73; poverty, 73;
fewness of priests, 74; popular faith
shaken, 74; the gospel in Prome, 75;
encouraging tokens, 75; trip to Mea-
day, 75; thrilling recollection, 76; an
inviting field, 76; situation of Meaday,
97; unhealthy, 98; Toung-ghoop, 100;
road to Arracan, 100; three gates into
Burmah, 101; posts to be occupied,
101; Pwos on the,

Judson, Dr., memorials of, 22,
Mrs., grave of,

Mrs. E. C., death of,

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406

459

Jews, missions to, 394; efforts for,
Jones, E., letters of, 92, 120; series of
meetings, 120; baptisms, 120; mission-
ary meeting, 120; movement for the
Osages,

Karens, (see Maulmain, Tavoy, Mergui,
Rangoon, Bassein, Shwaygyeen, Toun-
goo), missions to, 2, 23, 243; annual
report of, 265-292; near Shway-
green, 345; Pwos on the Irrawadi, 406;
Maubee Association, 407; mission in
Rangoon, 138; Home Mission Society,
79; mission press, publications, 261-
264, 375; native preachers, number of,
13; theological seminary, 12; course
of studies, 13; results, 13; theological
training, provision to be made for, 14,
15; schools for native assistants, at
Tavoy, 10; at Maulmain, 11; in Mergui
and Arracan,

Kemnitz, C., journal of, 187; converts,
187; new stations, 187; seed by the
wayside,

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Kincaid, E., letter of, 179; spirit of in-
quiry at Rangoon, 179; new churches,
179; arrival at Prome,

Kleppe, Mr., journal of,
Knapp, Rev. H. E., death of, 94; obit-

uary

Köbner, J., letters from, 84, 146,

Macgowan, D. J., letters from, 56, 141,
354, 444; the insurrection in China,
354; Chinese term for God, 354;
baptism,.

Madagascar, 122,.
Madras,

Martaban, 106, tour to, 170; fine land-
scape, 171; rock-ship pagoda, 172;
kyoung among Karens, 173; the pop-
ulation,

Mason, F., labors of, 111; letters and
journals from, 105, 129, 165, 357, 433;
journey to Toungoo, 105; Shway-
gyeen, 109; Sabbath at Toungoo, 165;
Toungoo a Karen centre, 166; New
Karen tribes, 166; encouraging tokens,
167; kindness of English residents,

349
102

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364

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188

286

428

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Laborers, how to be raised up,..
Lehmann, G. W., letters from, 59, 86,.. 421
Loochoo kingdom,..

391

361
390

354
403

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167; sowing and reaping, 168; schools
desired, 169, 170; reasoning of a Bur-
man teacher, 169; a day spent for the
soul, 169; native missionaries needed,
170; Port Louis, 357; Cape Town, 358;
Cape Colony, 359;
voyage from,
360; Lisbon, 360; in England, 361;
arrival in United States,
461
Maulmain, as a place of residence, 19;
scenery, 19; climate, 19; population
and prospects,
20;
the mission
grounds, 21; languages mixed, 28; a
hard field, 28, 140; Burman mission,
2, 28, 139, 339, 376, 401, 480;-church,
22; baptisms, 140; report, 209; annual
report, 258; Burmese church, 341;
native preachers, 341; plea for Pegu,
345; visit to Terraneh, 342, 376; ob-
ituary of Myat Kyau, 377: books and
tracts printed, 261; Keikto, 481; Pe-
guan outstation, 482; Beling crossing, 491
Maulmain Karen Mission, 2, 170, 380;
premises, 23; changes, 24; ordina-
tion, 140; report, 243; annual report,
265; tour up the Salwen, 337; Chum-
merah, 338; tour to Martaban, 170,.. 480
Mergui (station), 48, 109,.
406
Missionaries, daily routine of their la-
bors, 37; designation and departure
of, 29, 461; return of, 357, 461; letters
from, 125, 398; mortality among, 20;
-causes of, 20; dependence of, on the
Holy Spirit,

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Missionary Rooms,.
Missionary preaching,
Missions, general view of the, 1; reca-
pitulation of, 328; table of, 329; rein-
forcement and supplies, 244; African,
208, 311; Asiatic, 258; European, 200,
312; Indian, 201,
Mission stations, healthfulness of, com-
parative,

Mohammedan intolerance,.
Mortality among African missionaries,.
Myat Kyau, obituary of, 377; early reli-
gious history, 378; conversion, 379;
confession of Christ, 380; labors and
success, 380; instrumental in bringing
the gospel to the Karens, 380; Chris-
tian character, 381; triumphant death, 382
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Native preachers, theological training of,
Ningpo (see China,) 3, 28, 56, 117, 354;
report on, 199; annual report, 300; re-
cent converts, 141; Chinese servants,
142; impostures, 142; dense popu-
lation, 484; a wide field,.

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Obituaries, Mrs. Mary C. S. Nisbet, 30;
Rev. Daniel Sharp, D. D., 33; Mrs.
Mary B. Crocker, 150; Mrs. Olive C.
W. Harris, 152; Mrs. Mary J. L.
Shermer, 189; Rev. H. E. Knapp, 361;
Mrs. Mary C. C. Rose, 362; Mrs. Em-
ily C. Judson, 364; Mrs. Martha F.
Beecher, 365 ;- report on,
Ojibwas (see Indian missions,) mission
to, annual report,.
Oncken, J. F., letter from, 387; forma-
tion of a church at Elsfleth,
Osages, movement for,..

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Preaching to adult heathens, and its ef-
fect, 46,.
Priedemann, O., journal of, 426; Jesuit
cunning, 426; gospel among Silesian
weavers,...
Prome (see Burman missions,) mission
to 2, 405; annual report, 285; first la-
bors at, 102; voyage to, 25, 42, 65, 98,
405; the seed springing up, 405; bap-
tisms,

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405

Pwo Karens in the theological school,
8; churches in Mergui province, 110, 372
Races, outward distinction of,......
Rangoon, 25, 36; native Christians in

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district of, 26; improvements in, 177;
mission-house, burning of, 177; pub-
lic disquiet, 178; spirit of inquiry,.. 179
mission, 2, 36, 42, 65, 97, 136;
annual report, 280; fruit from seed
long sown in, 37; Ko Thah A, pastor of
the church in, 33; increase of, 39;
public worship, 39; examination of a
candidate for baptism, 39; Shway
Dagong pagoda, 40,41; the great bells,
41; baptismal scene, 41; the work
spreading, 136; churches and preach-
ing stations, 136, 137; Kemmendine,
137; Kambet, 137; Karen department, 138
Ribbeck, F., his secession from the state

church, 84; baptism, 86; zealous la-
bors, 147; sketch of the life of,...... 472
Ringsdorff, Mr., letter from, 390; bap-
tisms at Barmen, 390; the work ex-
panding,.
Rose, Mrs. M. C.. death of,.............

390
94

Salongs, annual report of, 271; belief
and customs of, 48, 51; Siamese Sa-
longs, 49, 54; Lord Wm. Bentick's
island, 50;— geological appearance of,
50; Tawaie tribe, 51; Jaeet, 52; Lam-
pee, 52: better class of, 53; Zadek Sa-
longs, 54; mesmeric dance, 55; dia-
lect of, 55; extraordinary congrega-
tion,.

Sander, J., journal of, 425; gospel
among miners,.

Sau Quala, letters of, 345, 434; prudence
in baptizing, 433; excursions of, 434,
435; his qualifications, 436; mission-
ary spirit of,....
Schauffler, C., letter from, 388; baptism
of two Swedes, 388; ordination, 388;
good news from Sweden,
Seik sepoys, fine appearance of,
Sharp, Rev. Dr., biographical sketch of,
Shawanoes, mission to, 325; tokens of
divine favor, 91; life and death of a
Christian chief, 91; contrasts, 92; an-
nual report, 325; early efforts for, 391;
present state,
391
Shermer, H. B., letter of, 79; Mrs.,
death of, 95; obituary of,.............................. 189
Shway Dagong pagoda,
Shway Doung, the "Oxford of Burmah,"
Shwaygyeen, 2, 25, 109; encouraging
tokens, 109; situation of, 134; prices
of living at, 134; mission premises,
135; signification of, 135; Karens
near, 345; route from Martaban to,
482; prospects,....

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Siam, letter from Mr. Ashmore,..

mission to, 2, 29; report, 198; an-
nual report,
Simons, T., letter from, 405; voyage

to Prome, 405; baptisms,.
Sitang, river and valley, 24, 130,
, city,

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66

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Thomas, B. C., letter of, 111; school,
111; spirit of Sau Quala, 111; labors
of Dr. Mason, 111; the deputation,
112; journal of, 347, 369; jungle tour,
347; cholera, 347; joyous Sabbath,
347; baptisms, 348, 349, 413; promising
candidate, 348; a happy church, 349;
extent of his parish, 369; visit to Mer-
gui, 369; self-support, 370; chapel-
building, 370; association, 370; bap-
tisms, 371, 372, 373; interest among
Burmans, 371; Pwos, 372; choosing a
pastor, 373; sad contrast, 373; ordina-
tion, 374, retrospect, 374; Romanists,
374; tour to Mata, 410; death of a
Karen convert, 410; the preacher's
work, 411; Kurgau, 413; Karen
homes,

414

Toungoo mission, 2, 105, 129, 165, 345,
433; annual report, 289; new outsta-
tions, 433; value of native assistants,
433; Sau Quala, 345, 434; encouraging
attention, 434; the Bghais, 434; the
Pakus, 435; outstations,

journey to, difficulties of the,
105; setting out, 106; legend, 106;
Martaban, 106; superiority of Chris-
tianity, 106; tracts withheld, 107; leav-
ing the Salwen, 107; candid hearer,
108; Sabbath employments, 108; trip
of Mrs. Mason; 109; preaching to Bur-
mans, 109 to Karens, 109; Shway-
gyeen, 109, 134; geography of the coun-
try, 129; Sitang, city of, 131; — river,
130; earnest request for books, 132,
133; station established at Toungoo, 135
Triennial conferences in Asia, expedien-
cy of,

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Van Meter, H. L., letters from, 180,436;
prevalence of small pox, 180; efficacy
of vaccination doubted, 180; notes of
a jungle tour, 436; visit to Shwey
Loung, 437; light breaking forth, 438;
visit to Pay Beng, 439;. first baptism,
by Mr. V. M., 439; ministers and dea-
cons, 439, 440; a worthy example,.... 414
Vinton, J. H., instructor of Karens at
Maulmain,

Willard, E., letters from, 81,
Worldly and Christian heroism,...

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Wade, J., discourse of, on Myat Kyau, 377
Ward, W., letters from, 112, 349, 383;
trials, 112; preaching tours, 112, 349;
divine help, 113; future plans, 113; the
gospel among new tribes, 113; pleasant
reception, 350; preaching to Cacharis,
351; excursion down the river, 352;
Hindoo vindicating Brahminism, 352;
visit of Dr. Peck, 353; preaching from
the heart, 383; apparent effect,
Whiting, S. M., letters from, 144, 443;
Jorhat and vicinity, 145; boat-tour,
145; books and papers, 443; burning
of widows,

383

444
355
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MISSIONARY MAGAZINE.

VOL. XXXIV.

THE

JANUARY, 1854. *

AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSIONARY UNION.

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No. 1.

GENERAL VIEW OF THE MISSIONS, 1853-4.

The past year has been, with respect to an important portion of our mission field, a transition period, and the state of the world at present is such as to betoken great changes in time to come. Asia, so long the colossal emblem of stationary, almost stagnant life, — fixed, unimpressible is now the theatre of revolution. Europe is again threatened with agitations the extent and issues of which it were vain to conjecture. The jar of these outward movements faintly indicates the tossings of the great sea of human opinion, now in a more restless state than at any time for many years past. At such a season At such a season it is impossible to survey our missions without deep concern. Are they commensurate with the demands of the time? Do they promise an expansion adequate to the probabilities of the immediate future?

Beginning with BURMAH, on which is concentrated our greatest force, we see the missions entering upon a new era, opened by the sudden enlargement of their field of operations. The conquest of Southern Burmah is indeed incomplete the peace lately proclaimed was but a hollow truce and the calamities of war are renewed for a season. But enough is gained to give the missions access to a numerous population hitherto unapproachable. In anticipation of this result the whole body of missionaries have been convened to review their labors, to compare their experience, and to devise measures at once for extending their lines of occupation, and for acting with increased efficiency and unity of plan. Resources accumulated within the narrow limits of Tenasserim and Arracan were now available for the populous interior of the country. It was felt that the set time had come for an advance movement. But while competent and faithful translators had opened the Scriptures to both the Burman and Karens with a clearness that leaves little to be expected from present revision; while "the press had multiplied copies, ready for the widest distribution which should appear practicable and expedient; and while a hopeful body of native pastors and evangelists was raised up; it was made manifest that the most imperative want, that of men qualified to lead the advance— could be but imperfectly supplied. It was necessary to spare from the older sta

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tions as many missionaries, and to disperse them as widely, as the nature of the case wo ld admit, trusting in Him who is able to save by many or by few, to make the feeblest labors effectual and to raise up the needed succors from the American churches. Of the changes thus made, full information is not received; but the following statement exhibits them so far as they have been acted upon at home.

Six missions and stations are fixed upon in Burmah Proper,- Rangoon, Bassein, Henthaday, Prome, Toungoo and Shwaygyeen. To the mission at Rangoon, are assigned Messrs. Ingalls, from Akyab, Stevens, from Maulmain, and for the present, Dr. Dawson; the arrangements for the Karen department of the mission there are not permanently made, but for the present it is in charge of Mr. Vinton. At Bassein, Mr. Beecher is provisionally associated with Mr. Van Meter. To Prome are assigned Mr. Kincaid, and Mr. Simons from Maulmain. Mr. Thomas, on the return of Mr. Cross to Tavoy, is to occupy Henthaday. Dr. Mason, at his own earnest request, is appointed to Toungoo. The state of his health has been such as to make his early return to America appear necessary, but at latest advices was better, and it was his purpose, if possible, at least to establish the new mission, leaving his homeward voyage for future determination. Mr. Brayton, from Mergui, and Mr. Harris, from Maulmain, are to commence a Karen mission at Shwaygreen

These detachments for Burmah Proper leave the stations in Tenasserim and Arracan occupied as follows: Maulmain, by Messrs. Haswell, Bixby and Ranney, in the Burman Mission; Dr. Wade, as teacher of the Karen Theological School, and Messrs. Bennett, Hibbard and Whitaker in the Karen mission. Tavoy, by Messrs. Cross, in the Karen, and Allen, in the Burmese department. Mergui, by Mr. Benjamin as a Karen and Salong missionary. Akyab; by Messrs. C. C. Moore and Rose, laboring in Burmese, and Sandoway by Mr. Knapp, also in Burmese.

Messrs. Howard and Stilson, of the Maulmain Burman, W. Moore, of the Maulmain Karen, Cross, of the Tavoy, and Abbott, of the Bassein, and Mrs. Campbell of the Arracan Mission, are in this country. Mr. Nisbet of the Arracan Mission, is on his way. Disease has laid its hand on these brethren. With one exception, they have been in the field for years, some for many years of severe and useful labor. Mr. Nisbet was arrested by sickness on the threshold of his expected work, and warned to withdraw, but not till Mrs. Nisbet was suddenly removed by death. Mr. Cross anticipates an early return to his mission, and two missionaries recently appointed, Rev. Messrs. J. L. Douglass and Arthur R. R. Crawley, are designated to stations in Burmah.

While, however, attention has been so fixed on plans for the future, the ordinary labors at stations already established have gone forward with general prosperity. The native churches have shown a high degree of stability, the native preachers, of zeal; and the divine blessing has given effect to their efforts in co-operation with the missionaries. In Rangoon and Bassein, particularly, there has been a large ingathering of converts. The present season is witnessing, it may be hoped, the beginning of those more extended efforts for the evangelization of Burmah indicated in the foregoing list of stations, of which we shall look to hear encouraging results during the year on which we have entered.

The Mission to SIAM has experienced no outward change. Its work has advanced, not rapidly, as compared with some older and more favored, but surely and hopefully. A few converts, a few promising inquirers, an interesting church, steadfast amidst the flood of heathenism — who shall despise the day of small things? Mr. Chandler is about returning, with the Rev. Robert Telford as a colleague for Mr. Ashmore in the Chinese department. The Siamese department needs an increase of laborers. When the wholę kingdom is open to the Christian preacher, the men should not be wanting to go through the land with the message of salvation.

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