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better school-room is also wanted in Cobra 4. Our churches here need to be reminded Town (the present is nine feet square, and of their duty to aid in maintaining the cause has to contain twenty-five children, and some of Christ among them. In such a population times thirty-five). On these points, however, it is very natural that our brethren should be I intend writing to the Society of Friends. very slow in introducing allusions to money

3. We need, above all, a missionary resi- / or contributions. And yet it seems to me dence near our southern stations. Mr. Cowen important that wherever a chapel is opener proposed to build one in the Savanna Grande, and a church formed, regular collections but there are very grave objections to this. should be at once begun, first for incidental If a European missionary resided there, he expenses; secondly, for the support of the would not be able for several months to travel ministry; and, lasıly, for the spread of the much among the people, nor could they visit gospel. This should be done from the first, him. His wife and family could not stir so that as the churches grow strong, a system from home without horses, nor could he ob- may be at hand and in use adapted to carry tain provisions except from San Fernando, a on the cause and extend it without our aid. distance of fifteen or sixteen miles. By far I have ventured to impress this plan every the most eligible place is San Fernando itself, where, both on our brethren and on the on the sea coast. There the population is people. It is but just to say, that in a less large-about 5000-and destitute. A good formal way several friends have contributed house might be obtained for three or four liberally to various mission objects. Systematic hundred pounds, and a preaching station be effort on the part of the church is what seemed commenced at once. With a good horse the to be wanting. In Port of Spain we had a missionary would be able to reach Savanna missionary meeting last Saturday evening, and all its stations weekly in the dry season, and at the out-stations on Sunday. Twenty and fortnightly during the rains. Mr. Cowen dollars were collected, and a subscription of a acknowledges that he has no hope of inducing like amount promised. The amount is in Mrs. Cowen to reside in the Savanna. Nor itself not large, but as the commencement of am I surprised at her feeling. All is in systematic exertions in our chapels, it is imfavour of our occupying the town, and re- portant. siding there.

Without entering into detail further, I If any friend will give to Trinidad such a cannot refrain from expressing my strong gift as one of our friends has just given for conviction, in which our brethren here con. Haiti - £500, the missionary residence may cur, that a visit to our West Indian stations be purchased, the Jamaica teachers introduced, every four years by one of our English friends and the mission thoroughly commenced. If would be in the highest degree conducive to not, we inust borrow the money, and pay it the comfort and influence of our missionaries, off in the form of rent, by yearly instalments. and the confidence and sympathy of our The former, however, would be incomparably churches at home in their labours and the best course.

character.

HOME PROCEEDINGS.

The financial circumstances of the Society have occupied a more than usual portion of the Committee's attention during the last few weeks. Our readers are aware that at the last annual mecting there was a debt of £5000, which it was deemed important to take immediate steps to liquidate. A subscription for this specific purpose was set on foot, but unhappily instead of five thousand pounds, the product has been under two thousand. Notwithstanding this effort, and notwithstanding the rigid economy which has during the last year abridged the personal comforts of some missionaries unduly, and led others to regard the Committee as strangely parsimonious, there is reason to fear that on the 31st of March, 1847, the debt will be as large, or nearly as large, as it was on the 31st of March, 18:16. So considerable a portion of our income is received commonly a little before the close of our financial year, that we cannot speak with certainty, but our fears run high. While the brethren in some distant fields of labour are fainting and dying for want of help, and while the churches at home are praying that men may be qualificd for the arduous work, it is peculiarly grievous to find

that we cannot send out men who are qualified and inclined to go. If we have not the power to fulfil our implied engagements with those whom we have sent already, surely it would not be right to send others to pine in poverty, or labour without the requisite appliances for making their exertions successful. This was felt particularly at the quarterly meeting held on the 13th of January, when members of the Committee who reside in the country being present, with those who sit every week, a case was brought forward which had been reserved for the consideration of that meeting—the case of a young man who had offered himself for service, the testimonials of whose friends respecting him were unexceptionable, and with whom the Committee had had an interview which was quite satisfactory. Respecting him, at the quarterly meeting, the following resolution was passed :

" That in the opinion of this Committee it is very desirable that Mr. Sale, whose qualifications as a missionary appear to be very high, should proceed to India in the month of June next, but that in the present state of our finances, the Committee cannot take upon themselves the responsibility of increasing the number of missionaries ; that the case therefore be deferred till after the conclusion of the Society's francial year, when it may be seen whether the funds are sufficiently recruited to justify the procedure."

This resolution is published that our friends may have the true state of the case before them. Whether this eligible young minister shall go to India at the suitable season of the year or not, depends, under providence, on the receipts of February and March.

Mr. Lewis, of Colombo, who went to Ceylon about twelve months ago, having cxpressed liis opinion that under existing circumstances he might be more advantageously located than where he now is, and the Committee concurring in lis views, they have directed him to proceed to Calcutta, where he will be cordially welcomed, and, we trust, speedily directed to an important sphere of labour.

NOTICE TO AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. The Treasurers of Auxiliary Societies, and other friends, who may have money in hand on account of the Society, are respectfully reminded that the Treasurer's account for the year will close on the 31st of March ; which renders it necessary that all payments intended to appear in the Appendix to the next Report, should be made, at the latest, in the course of that month. It is requested, therefore, that the respective accounts may be sent, properly balanced, to the Secretary, Baptist Mission House, Moorgate Street, accompanied by the list of subscribers, &c., in alphabetical order. The earlier remittances are made, the more they will be valued.

TRINIDAD.

The Committee beg to announce that in future a box will be made up for Trinidad on the 1st March and 1st October in each year, and that friends who wish to send parcels to our brethren in that island must forward them a few days previous to the above dates.

School materials, maps, slate pencils, books, needles, thread, nails, and useful articles of clothing, will be very acceptable. The schools greatly need the help of our friends.

JOSEPH Angus.
Trinidad, Dec. 5, 1846.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

The thanks of the Committee are presented to the following friends,

Mrs. McAll, for a volume of the Baptist Magazine ;
Mrs. Denham, for a box of fancy articles, for Rev. W. H. Denham, Serampore ;
Mr. S. Sturgess, Appleshaw, for a parcel of magazines ;
Friends at Sevenoaks, by Mr. Joseph Palmer, for a parcel of useful articles, for Rev. J. Mer-

rick, Western Africa ;
Mr. F. Nicholson, for a parcel of pamphlets, for Rev. J. Clarke, Western Africu;
Rev. W. Walton, Liverpool, for a parcel of magazines;
Mr. Orchard, Chichester, for a parcel of magazines ;
Ladies' Working Society, Union Chapel, Manchester, for a package of clothing, for Rev.

J. Clarke, Western Africa ; Juvenile Working Society, Lymington, for a box of clothing, &c., for Dr. Prince, Western

Africa.

CONTRIBUTIONS, Received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society, during the month of

December, 1846.

8. d.

£ 8. d.
Annual Subscriptions.
Haddenham-

HAMPSHIRE.
Collection

3 6 7 Barnes, Mr., Robert,

Beaulieu-
Contributions

11 9 8
Winchmore Hill
1 1 0

Burt, Rev. J. B 10 0 0 Do., for Dove ..........

1 62 Field wick, Mr. T. A. ... 0 10 6

Do., for Intally. 5 0 0

Broughton-
CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

Collection

9 12

6 Donations. Haddenham

Contributions

4 16 4 Foster, Mrs., Camden

Contributions

3 19 0 Do., Sunday School 012 0 Town, Collected by... 0 6 01 Wilburton

Romsey

10 0 0 Harwood, J. U., Esq.... 5 0 0 Contributions

1 12 3 WallopScott, Mrs. E., Collected

Collection

2 0 9 by...... 0 8 0

Contributions

2 11 7 CORNWALL. Ward, Barnard L., Esq.,

Winchester-
Grendon House, near
Saltasb-

Sunday School, for
Wellingborough 500 0 0
Collection (in part) ... 4 10 0 Dote

0 4 6 Ward, Mr. John, Wollaston

5 0 0
DERBYSHIRE.

HEREFORDSHIRE.
Derby, Dritfield Road-
Legacy.
Juvenile Society 5 10 0

Gorsley-
Collection

2 1 2 Norman, Mrs., late of

Contributions

0 2 Islelam, by C. Finch,

DEVONSUTRE.

Lars' Hill
Esq.......

0 0
Brixham-

Collection

2 15 0

Ross-
Contributions, by Miss
LONDON AUXILIARY.

0 15 0
Collections................

4 6 Turpin, for Dore

3 Contributions

14 6 Brixton Hill, Salem Chapel..........

1

Do., Sunday School 1 12 11 17 2 GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

Do., for Doce

1 3 6 Blakeney

Ryeford
BEDFORDSHIRE.

Collections....
5 10 ] Collection

1 Luton, Union Chapel Sunday School ......... 1 0 0 Contributions

1 12 ] (moiety)

41 0 0 Cheltenham-
Stone, Mr. Jonas, for

HERTFORDSHIRE.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

Grand Ligne Mission 0 10 0
Coleford-

Flaunden-
South Bucks, by Rev.

Collection
4 3 0 Collection

1 4 2 S. G. Green, on ac

Contributions

38 16 0 St. Albanscount ... 27 4 6 Gloucester

Coleman, Mrs. E., A.S. 010 0 BuckinghamContributions, by Mary

Contributions, by Miss Priestley, Mrs..... A.S. 2 2 0 Earl, for Dore 0 10 0 Young, for intally 2 10 0 CheniesLydney

Sarratt Collection 1 15 0 Collections, &c.......... 900 Collection

1 10 0 Crendon Woodside

Seer Green Collection 1 14 0 Collection ................. 2 10 0 Collection ................

1 5 6 Contributions

2 2 6

............321

8. d.
£ 8. d.

£ .. d. HUNTINGDONSIIRE.

YORKSHIRE.

Pembroke Dock -
Barnoldswick

Collections...............

3 4 4 Hrxts, by Mr. Thos.

Collection
2 13 0 Contributions

0 15 0 Coole, on account...... 33 0 0 Cowling Hill

Do., Juvenile 10 6 3
Collection

1 2 0 Sandy Haven-
KENT.
Girls' Bible Class...... 0 12 0

Collection

0 11 4 Asblord

Walton, Nathaniel ...

0 10 0 Tenby

Collection
Earby--
Collection, &e. ......... 12 10 6

2 09 Tambridge Wells

Collection

1 4 0 Collection

9 3 8 Leeds, by Mr. John
Hield, on account 10 0 0

SCOTLAND.
Contributions, Juve-

Sutton nile .... ...............

5 1 11
Collection

4 17 3

Aberchírder

Contributions
Contributions
7 12 3

1 0 0 LANCASHIRE.

Aberdeen

Collections Bacup, Ebenezer Chapel 13 12 0

SOUTH WALES.

Correction Wynd... 15 12 6 Heywood

John Street

8 5 5 Collections.. 5 6 11 SOUTH WALES, by Rev.

Silver Street

7 14 2 Sunday School 0 11 5 B. Price, on account 2000

Contributions

1 5 0 Manchester, by Thomas

Do., John Street... 11 2 7 Bickham, Esq., on GLAMORGANSHIRE.

Airdrie. .380 0 0

Collection

1 Oldham Abercanaid

Contribution

1 0 0 Collections...

15 3 9
Collection ................

1 9 8 AnstrutherContributions

9 11 3
Contribution

0 2 6 Contribution
Do., Sunday School 0 3 6
Cwmtwrch -

ArbroathDo., for Doce......... 2 0 0

Collection

3 0 0 Collection, IndepenDowlais

dent Chapel

0 13 10 LINCOLNSHIRE. Collection ............... 5 5 2 Contributions

1 10 0 Boston

Do., Elim Chapel... 0 16 8 Banff-
Contributions

0 15 0
Collection ...............

1 16 1 Colleetions.......... 9 13 11 Hebron

Contributions

0 6 Contributions

4 2 11
Collection

1 4 9 CuparDo., Sunday School 0 6 6

Contributions

0 12 6
Collection

1 1 6 Bergh

Contributions
Merthyr Tydyil -

8 4 9 Collectione............. 7 12 11 Bethel

Do., for Il'estern
Horncastle-
Collection ........... 2 2 2 Africa...........

2 0 0 Collections............... 8 7 2 Contributions

1 18 0 Dundee Do., Horrington Ebenezer

Collections
(moiety)

1 2 7
Collection

3 6 6 Rev. Dr. Russell's 12 11 2 Do., Mareham le Pen 0 19 2

Contribution .........
0 2 6 Meadowside

6 5 0 Contributions

5 17 3
High Street

Rattray Court ...... 6 5 0 Do., Sunday School,

Collection

5 126
Tay Street

1 60 for Dore

1 0 1

Contributions 7 10 0 DunfermlineLouth, Rev. Mr. Came

Tabernacle

Collections ron's

6 10 4
Collection ............

1 17 2 First Church......... 3 5 0 Partney

Contributions 0 15 0

Second Church ....... 15 1 7 Collections ............... 2 13 11 Newbridge

Chalmers Street 0 16 10 Collection 2 11 0 Contributions

3 0 0 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE,

Contributions

5 10 7 DunkeldSalem, Langevelach

Contributions

0 19 0 Burton Latimer

7 0 0
Collection

0 15 0 Edinburgh-
Siloam, Goetre-

Collections-
NORTHUMBERLAND.

Collection ..................

0 15 0

Albany Street, Pub-
Swansea-

lic Meeting......... 8 15 0 Berwick on Tweed

Collection, Bethesda.. 5 9 6 Argyle Square 7 15 5 Collection (moiety) 12 11 0

Contributions

9 1 0 Bristo Street........ 10 10 0 Contributions 2 2 6

Charlotte Chapel, Ford Forge

for Translations 110 17 2 Contributions, for MONMOUTHSHIRE.

Elder Street

34 0 0 Africa...... 500 Chepstow

Do., Public Meet-
Newcastle on Tync, New Court Collection

2 15 9
ing

3 14 8 Collections.. 2 17 8 Contributions

2 14 6

Haldane's, J. A.,
Contributions

8 3 10
Do., Sunday School 0 10 0

Esq................ 20 10 i Do, .......T. 2 11 0 | Monmouth

Contributions

17 7 8 Do. ...........F. E. 1 7 6

Collection

1 14 3 Do., for Serampore Pontypool

Schools.......

1 1 0 Contributions,by Miss SUSSEX,

0

Do., for Translations i 0

M. Davies, for Dore 0 10 10 Do., for Dore......... 1 0 0 Brighton, Bond Street

Do., for Outfits

0 13 0 Contributions

0 15 6
PEMBROK ESHIRE.

Do., for Trinidad
Do., for Schools...... 1 0 0

Schools

800 Broad Haven and Mount Zion

Do., for Muttra
Collections......
WARWICKSHIRE.

0 11 9

Schools........... 076 Haverfordwest

LegacyWyken, near Coventry 2 2 0

Collections......

15 0 0 Collier, Mrs., tho Contributions .........111 13 6

late

44 12 7 WILTSHIRE.

Do., Juvenile Society 6 15 11 Elgin-
Do., do., for Outfits 3 14 7 Collection

12 0 MelksbamHertrandstone

Contributions

2 0 0 Juvenile Association,

Collection

0 6 6 Forres-
for Schools
2 14 0 Marloos-

Collection, Secession
Collection ...............
0 11 3 Church

4 15

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£ 8. d.
£ 8. d.

£ s. d. CollectionsInverness

PeterheadBaptist Church...... 0 12 0 Collection, East Free

Collection

1 8 6 Relief Church, Pub

Church

1 15 5 St. Andrews lic Meeting......... 2 11 7 Contributions

2 13 6 Collection, Rev. Dr. Contribution 0 3 0 Kilmarnock

Hetherington's 2 4 11 Glasgow

Contribution, for

Auxiliary Society...... 8 0 0 Collection, Albion

Western Africa...... 3 0 0 Stirling Hall. 7 7 0 Kirkcaldy

Collections
Sabbath School, for

Collection
30 0 Guildhall

0 0 Dove 0 13 0 Contributions, for

St. John Street Greenock

Translations

10 0 0
Church.......

7 6 CollectionsMontrose

Spittal Street......... 6 13 6 Baptist Chapel 4 12 6 Collection, Indepen

Contributions

28 0 6 Relief Church

3 1 9
dent Chapel

5 18 0 Do., for Translations 2 6 6 Contributions 4 2 6 New Pitsligo

Stuartfield
Hawick-

Contribution ............
0 2 6 Collection

0 11 0 Collection, Secession Paisley

Contribution ............

1 0 0 Church 1 14 0 Collection, for Trans.

Tough-
Huntley-

utions
5 3 0 Collection, &c.

3 3 0 Collections Perth

TullymetRev. J. Hill's......... 3 0 0 Collection

5 9 9 Collection ...............

2 9 9 Rev. W. Mackray's 4 0 0

Contributions .........

6 6 3

10

CONTRIBUTIONS,
Received on account of the DEBT of the Baptist Missionary Society, up to

January 15, 1847,-Continued from last Herald.
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX.

8. d £ 3. d. LANCASHIRE.

SUSSEX. Bow.... 8 3 0 Oldham

5 10 6 Brighton, Bond Street Regent Street, Lambeth 131 0

Chapel

5 0 6 Shouldham Street

1 0 0
LINCOLNSHIRE.

WARWICKSHIRE.
BEDFORDSHIRE.
Boston

0 14 0

Alcester, by Mr. Philpin 5 0 0 Blunham 1 10 0

YORKSHIRE.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Barnoldswick

0 3 0 Sutton, by Mrs. Barstow 3 8 9 Long Buckby, by A. Bur.

Hull, by Mr. Crumpton 0 10 0 3

dett Do., by Miss Clough 2 11

1 0 0 Towcester

2 10 0

SOUTH WALES.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

MONMOUTHSHIRE,
Bourton on the Water 500

SOMERSETSHIRE.

Nantyglo

12 8 3 Ragland

1 3 6 Bridgewater

2 10 0
HAMPSHIRE.
Burton

1 0 0
Andover.
3 0 0 Cannington

0 5 6

SCOTLAND.
Applesbaw, S. Sturgess 0 3 0 Frome, by Rev. W. Jones 6 0 0 St. Fergus
Broughton

1 60 Wells, by Mr. Mason ... 1 0 0 Garden, Mr. John...... 0 10 6

Subscriptions and Donations in aid of the Baptist Missionary Society will be thankfully received by W. B. Gurney, Esq., and S. M. Peto, Esq., Treasurers, or the Rev. Joseph Angus, M.A., Secretary, at the Mission House, Moorgate Street, London : in EDINBURGH, by the Rev. Christopher Anderson, the Rev. Jonathan Watson, and John Macandrew, Esq.; in Glasgow, by Robert Kettle, Esq.; in Dublin, by John Parkes, Esq., Richmond Street; in CALCUTTA, by the Rev. James Thomas, Baptist Mission Press; and at New York, United States, by W. Colgate, Esq. Contributions can also be paid in at the Bank of England, to the credit of W. B. Gurney and others.

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