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we trust has a great work for us to accomplish that these reports would retard the progress here, heard the prayers of our beloved friends of the gospel, but in the sequel it has been ia England, and brought us out of danger. shown that they rather tended to prepare Our voyage to Barbadoes was completed in their minds for its reception. For, at such a five weeks precisely, as we left the Downs on time, with no prospect of comfort or happithe 25th of December and arrived there on ness in this life, they received with avidity a che 29th of January. This was occasioned by religion which promised them these here, and adverse winds and calms, otherwise we should opened up the hope of these in a far higher have performed it in much less time. During measure hereafter. this part of our voyage I held a service on The four inquirers, of whom Mrs. board four sabbaths out of the six. On the Francies spoke in her last letter, still other two sabbaths I was prevented from remain stedfast. I have had the great doing so by storms and a very rough sea. pleasure, too, of adding three more to their

I am happy to state that the sailors and number. To some of these I hope soon passengers upon these occasions were very to administer the solemn rite of believer's attentive, and I cannot but hope that some baptism. We have, too, several others who good effects will follow these services. are seriously disposed, and of whom we hope

Upon our arrival at Barbadoes we pro- that they are not far from the kingdom of ceeded, immediately upon our landing, to the God. Our congregations also, which have house of the Rev. Mr. Ranial, the Wesleyan been declining of late, I am told are somemissionary at Bridge Town. Here we found what better since my arrival, as many of those Mrs. Ranial and the Rev. Mr. Brown, who had promised to return when a missionary another Wesleyan missionary, from whom we came, have fulfilled those promises. Our experienced excessive kindness; and, after a sabbath school now varies from twelve to pressing invitation, remained with them till thirty children. Our day school has been we again set sail for Haiti. Here too we considerably on the increase of late, as we heard of Mr. Angus and Mr. Birrell, who have now forty-eight children on the books. were also kindly entertained by these friends The English class has very materially deduring their stay at Barbadoes.

creased since the decease of dear Mr. FranHere also I preached at both the Wesleyan cies, but these, I hope, will again revive as chapels on the sabbath, and again on the soon as I can make arrangements for attendWednesday and Thursday following. I had ing to it myself. At present, however, my also engaged to preach for them again on the time is so wholly absorbed with French, that next sabbath, in the morning, and for the I have had little opportunity for forming plans Moravian missionary in the evening; but our of operation. You will confess with me, that stay was not prolonged so as to admit of this, I have no small task to perform every week as we again embarked for Haiti on the Satur- in preparing three French discourses and six day previous.

French prayers. Yet this I am compelled to

do, as so few of the people understand Eng. Upon my landing here I found the people glish. If I were to act otherwise, perhaps I anxiously expecting my coming, who appeared should soon have the more painful task of gratified to find in me the successor of their preaching to empty seats. beloved Mr. Francies. “The righteous shall Eliacine is indeed a lovely specimen of a be bad in everlasting remembrance ;” and true Christian, and will be of great service to certainly he will be remembered here as long your mission. Frequently she is found conas there shall be a people to do so, for you versing with and endeavouring to instruct, have only to mention his name and you at and sometimes praying with, those around her. once awaken their tenderest sympathies. Nor On the sabbath, after the morning service, is this surprising when we consider the varied seven or eight adult persons stay back for circumstances which tended to endear him to these purposes, and for instruction from other all who knew him here. His fervent piety, sources. bis restless anxiety for the promotion of their We are all,

I am happy to say, tolerably welfare, and the entire consecration of his well. Miss Clark has been ill for some person to their best interests--all these aided weeks, but her health is now again almost in securing for him the fond affection of the restored. Miss Harris and Mrs. Francies people. But that which undoubtedly greatly have occasionally been unwell, though not contributed to this end was the happy choice seriously ill, and are now convalescent. At of the time for his coming amongst them. At present we all reside at the mission-house, and that time “ wars, and rumours of wars,' are all happy in our delightful employment. spreading on every hand, and nothing was Respecting Miss Harris and Miss Clark, Mr. presented to the expectations of the people Birrell will lay before you some statistical but certain destruction. Mr. Francies thought I accounts.

were

NEW PROVIDENCE, BAHAMAS. Mr. Capern, writing from Nassau, Feb. 12th, speaks of the attendance on public worship as increasing. He says,

Our sabbath-schools are well attended, and put into the mission-box. With a view to some of the teachers feel a pleasure in their create an interest in the mind of another little work, and are, I believe, truly concerned for girl who had nothing to give, she gave her a the spiritual and eternal welfare of their part of her own, that she might have her name classes. In both schools there are every set down as a contributor when the box was Sunday contributions for Africa. Once a brought round. month they both unite, on the Sunday after It is encouraging, too, to think that our noon, and addresses are delivered by the financial statement is somewbat better than it teachers. At some of those meetings seven was in the preceding year. I am afraid or eight shillings sterling are given by the however now, that our income for general children for Africa. On Christmas day we purposes will be less this year, in consequence hada juvenile missionary meeting, and collected of the money which is being raised for build. £1 5s. sterling.

ing a new chapel on the site of the old one. As a specimen of the interest felt by some The people have set their minds on this of the children in the welfare of Africa take object, and during the year they hope lo the following: a little girl had three cents to accomplish it.

TURKS' ISLAND, BAHAMAS. Mr. Littlewood having been disabled by long-continued affliction, Mr. Rycroft has been appointed to this island. He writes as follows, from Grand Cay, Jan. 16th:

You will have learned before this that I this island. Our usual signal, a white flag, left Nassau for this station on the 26th of filled the hearts of our people here with glad, December. Our voyage was a long and ness. We looked upon them anxiously and dangerous one. We could but feel thankful prayerfully, and with the hope that our resito God for journeying mercies when we dence amongst them, through the divine passed the wrecks that lay on these reef-bound blessing, shall be for their advancement in islands. One vessel only left Nassau a few the things of God, and for the salvation of days before us. Stress of weather obliged us, many who, alas, blindly stray from God, when we could, to make harbour. This at purity, and happiness. Here I find abundance Bird Rock gave me an opportunity of seeing of work in connexion with our great and Godour friends on Crooked Island. It was cheer- glorifying object. May it ever be ours, as ing to my mind to find our brethren progress- missionaries of the cross, so enter into the ing toward perfection-endeavouring to edify feelings of Him who in the days of his humiliaeach other, and to lead their neighbours to tion, and now on the throne of his glory, could Jesus' feet.

have compassion on the ignorant, and on On the eighth ultimo we came in sight of them that are out of the way.

JAMAICA. The intelligence brought by the last mail, which arrived on the 22nd of March, leads to a confident hope that our friends, Messrs. Angus and Birrell, are on their homeward voyage. They were both well on the 20th of February, and intended to embark for England on the 8th of March. They may therefore be expected in London about the oth of April.

FOREIGN LETTERS RECEIVED.

AFRICA ...........CLARENCE
AMERICA ....... Boston

MONTREAL...

..Clarke, J. ..May 21,

..Peck, S............ February 6. ...........Cramp, J. M. ....Jan. 28, Feb. 24.

ASIA ............... AGRA

.Dannenberg,J.C.A.... January 21.

Williams, R......January 21.
BENARES

.Small, G. ..........January 5.
CALCUTTA.

. Thomas, J.

....January 7.

Wenger, J.........January 21.
COLOMBO......

..Davies, J. ...January 16 and 21.

Levis, C. B. ......January 15.
DELHI..

Thompson, J.J...January 19.
HOWRAH

.Morgan, T. ....... January 5.
INTALLY ..... ....

.Pearce, G. ...January 21,
KANDY.................

Allen, J.............January 12 (2 letters). ( MATURA ........

.Dawson, C. C. ...January 15.
MUTTRA

.Phillips, T..........January 20.

.Beddy, H...........January 15.
SAMARANG

.Brückner, G....... September 8.
SERAMPORE

.Fink, J. C...... ...January 4.
BAHAMAS.........NASSAU

Capern, H. ......... February 12.
TURK's ISLAND ..Rycroft, W. K. ... January 16 and 27.
BRITTANY........

..MORLAIX.......... Jenkins, J......... February 18.
HONDURAS ..BELIZE

Henderson, A. ....January 13.

Kingdon, J. ......January 19.
TRINIDAD ......PORT OP SPAIN .... .Cowen, G... ......January 29.

Law, J. February 6.

PATNA ...........

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
The thanks of the Committee are presented to the following friends-

R. V., New Park Street, for a parcel of magazines ;
Mrs. S. Hobson, Lambeth, for a parcel, for Africa ;
Friend unknown, for a parcel of magazines ;
F. Westley, Esq., for a parcel of Magazines and numbers of the “ Patriot ;"
Miss Kilvington, Ilford, for a parcel of magazines, for Dr. Prince, Western Africa;
Ladies of Mission School, Walthamstow, for a parcel of magazines;
E. C., New Park Street, for a parcel of magazines ;
Friend unknown, for a parcel of magazines ;
Mrs. Clements and Miss Sargeant, Leytonstone, for a box of clothing for Belise, and a

box of clothing for Nassau ;
Mr. T. Allan, Hackney, for a parcel of magazines;
Miss Springett, Earl's Colne, for a parcel of magazines;
Mrs. A. Cropper, Dingle Bank, for a box of clothing and school materials, for Trinidad;
British and Foreign School Society, for two cases of school materials, for Rev. J. Hume,

Jamaica;
Friends at Paradise Chapel, Chelsea, by Mrs. Archer, for a parcel of clothing, for Rev. J.

Clarke, Western Africa ;
Master J. J. Hartley, for a copy book, for Western Africa.

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

February, 1847.

$ 8. d.
Annual Subscriptions. Prance, Mr. C. C., Gray's
Clarke, Rev. O.......... 1 1 0 Inn Square....
Dallas, Mrs. C. H., Tun.

Sherwin and Cope, bridge Wells.

1 1 0 Messrs. Francis, Mr., Wellington Street

1 1 0 Jacobson, Miss, for Co

Donations. lonies

1 0 0 Arnold, Mrs., box by

£ 8. d.

£ 8. d. Beddome, R. B., Esq., 1 1 0 Nicholas Lane

20 0 0 Millar, W. H., Esq., 1 ] 0 Cowley Road...

5 5 0 Morrell, c., Esq., Sloane Street

2 0 0 Tattnell's, Mrs., Child0 5 10 ren, for Dove

9 6

£e, d.

£ s. d. Thomas, Master Fred., Wokingham

CIMBERI.AND. by Mrs. Thomas Gur

Contributions

5 18 4 Whitehavenney 0 15 6 Do., Juvenile Society 1 5 5

Contributions, by Mr.

J. Nelson, for Dove 2 12 9
Legacy.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.
Yeo, Mr., late of Hather-
Amersham

DEVONSHIRE. leigh, Devon, by Rev.

Collection

17 2 0
W. Aitchison
6 0 0

NORTH Devox AUX-
Con tions

31 18 9

ILIARY, by Rey. W.
Do., by Master J.

Aitchison ........... 35 0 0 LONDON AND MIDDLESEX

G. Morten, for

Chudleigh -
AUXILIARIES.

Dove.....

1 2 0

Contributions, by Miss Brentford, New

A. Bray, for Dove... 0 4 0 Watkins, Mr. C.......... 3 0 0

50 2 9 DevonportChelsea Acknowledged before,

Morice SquareContributions, by Miss

and expenses.........

47 70
Collections...

13 3 6 Gillam, for Doce 0 10 0

Contributions 16 40 Harlington

2 15 9

Do., by Miss Jane
Overberg House Mis.
Buckingham-

Westcott, Salt-
sionary Society (moi-
Contributions, by

ash

1 9 2 ety) 3 15 0 Misses Bennett, for

Pembroke Street
Islington Green-

Dore..........
2 4 0 Collection

3 17 Contributions, for Chesham

Collected by the late Dove 7 2 3 Contributions, Ly Miss

Rev. T. Willcocks 55 0 Maze Pond, on account 25 0 0

Fox and Master W.

Newton AbbottContributions, for

H. Payne, for Dore 1 0 0

Contributions, by Mr.
Mule for Trinidad
Long Crendon

W. Doke, for Dove 0 12 8 Mission

12 0 0
Contributions, by

Paington-
Prescot Street-

Master F. Dodweli,

Contributions, by Mr. Contributions, for

for Doce

0 10 0

C. Troward, for Dove 150 Doce

0 3 0
Westcott-

Tavistock-
Regent Street, Lambeth-

Contributions, by Mr.

Contributions, by Miss Juvenile Society, on

T. Homan

0 4 0
Angas .....

6 0 0 account 35 0 0

Do., for Africa ...... 2 0 0 Salters' Hall

CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
Sunday School, for
Cambridge

DURHAM.
Dore

4 97

Contributions ........ Walworth, South Street,

65 3 3 Houghton le Spring-.

Do.,JuvenileSociety 8 16 0 Contributions, by
Sunday School
Contributions,

Master Earle and
Do., Sunday School
for
Oakington, for

Miss Bee

0 16 8 Hayti Schools...... 1 0 0

Dore....

0 6 9 Wolsingham-
Do., for Bron's
Soham-

Contributions, for
Torn Schools...... 1 5 1
Contributions. by

Dove
Walworth, Horsley Street-

1 0 0 Contributions,

Samuel Brown, for
for
Dore......

1 1 9
Dove
0 10 0

Essex.

Ashdon
CORNWALL.

Contributions, for
BEDFORDSHIRE.

Dove

0 15 0 ChacewaterBedford

Contributions

2 0 0

Ilford, Turret Place Young friends, by Rev.

Contributions,

for
Falmouth-
T. King, for Dove... 0 16 6
Collections................

0 120 Dove

13 13 7 Biggleswade

Contributions

Loughton

18 7 2 Contributions, by Miss

Contributions (half
Ellen Foster, for

Do., Sunday School 0 15 0
Do., Juvenile, for

year)
Dove..........
0 16 0

2 13 6 Patna

Do., for Dove........ Luton

Orphan

Waltham Abbey

Refuge..
Contributions,

4 0 0
by
Do., for Jamaica

Proceeds of Lecture... 3 1 0 Misses Tranter, for

Schools....... 1 13 0 Dore

1 4 0 Roxton

GLOUCESTERSHIRE,
Flushing-
Contributions

0 13 3 LechladeContributions, by

Marazion-
Master Barringer,

Contributions, by S.
Collection .................

0 10 0
for Doce .....
0 17 0

Breeze, for Dove
Contributions

0 15 0 Stow on the WoldToddington

PenzanceCollections....

for

Contributions,
3 1 2
Collections............... 11 10 0

1 1 4

Dove
Contributions

3 13 10
Contributions

5 96
Redruth
BERKSHIRE.

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

7 2 9

HAMPSHIRE. Newbury

Contributions ........ 11 17 10 AltonCollections............... 13 3 0 St. Austle ...................

24 18 0 Contributions Contributions 24 2 3 Truro

Portsea and Gosport Do., Sunday Schools 4 11 4 Collections................ 10 0 0 Auxiliary, on account 6000

Contributions

14 1 11 Portsea, White RowWindsor

Do., Sunday School 0 1 7 Sunday School, for Collection

8 16 0

Do., for Schools...... 1 0 0 Dove Contributions

5 1 6 Do., for Trawelations i 0 0 RomseyDo., Sunday School,

Contributions, for
for Dove ....
1 2 0

129 8 6 Dove...
Acknowledgod before,

Southampton, Portland Chapel14 19 6 and expenses........ 71 120 Collection Acknowledged before 900

Contributions,

for

57 16 6 Dove...................... 6 19 6

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0 15 4

4 10 0

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£ s. d. HEREFORDSHIRE.

NORFOLK.

Heneage Street
Ross-
NORFOLK, by T. Gel-

Collections... 16 16 2 Coatributions, by Miss

dart, Esq., balance 70 11 0 Contributions 1 15 0 Smith, for Doce...... O 4 8 Downham Market

Do., Sun. School
Sunday School, for

Girls

7 8 6 HERTFORDSHIRE.

Dove

0 15 4

Do., do., for Dove 1 0 0
Salehouse-

Do., Bible Class,
Hartford
Contributions, for

6 10 8 Contributions, for

Dove

0 12 6 Dore....... 1 3 6

Livery Street,

Collections........ Martyate Street,

.......... 10 00

Darkhouse

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Contributions, for

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

6 18 0 Doce 011 1 Lower Heyford

Contributions 7 17 11 Contributions, by Miss

StourbridgeSL Albans

M. Hore...

0 13 6
Contributions ......

1 0 0 Collections............. 14 1 0 Middleton Cheney

West BromwichContributions ......... 12 7 6 Contributions,

for

Collections............ 10 5 7 Do., Juvenile So

Dove

1 0 1 ciety 9 7 4

270 16 2 Do., for Dove......... 2 6 4

NORTHUMBERLAND.

Acknowledged before, 38 2 2 Hexham, by Mr. H.

and expenses ......234 40 Acknowledged before

Temperley
2 10 0

36 12 2 and expenses 22 0 2

Henley in Arden
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.

Contributions, for
16 2 0
Collingham-

Dore

0 18 0 Collections, &c......... 8 10 ? LeamingtonHUNTINGDONSHIRE.

Contributions ........

25 12 1

Juvenile ContribuHOSTING DONSHIRE, by

Do., Sunday School 0 6 7

tions, for Dore 1 1 6

0 Mr. T. Coote, on ac

Do., for Intally...... 6 0 Woodhouse, Mr. E.... 0 10 0
30 0 0
OXFORDSHIRE.

WESTMORELAND,
KENT.
Bicester

Crosby Garrett
Contributions

2 11 6 Ashford

Contributions, Contributions

Dore........... 2 17 0 6 16 6 Do., for Doce......... 0 17 6

SHROPSHTRE.

WILTSHIRE.
Chatham, Zion Chapel 23 13 7 Bridgnorth-
Tenterden-

Collections................ 13 6 9 Damerham and RockbourneContributions,

for
Contributions

7 0 2
Contributions

5 0 0 Doce......

1 10 0 Do.,JuvenileSociety 8 17 6 Do, for Doce......... 100
Shiffnal

Devizes-
Collection

1 12 0
LANCASHIRE.

Contributions, by Miss
Contributions

2 0 0

J. K. Anstie, for Inskip

Do., Sunday School,

Dove

3 0 0 Contributions .........

1 1 0
for Doce ............

2 3 0 Do., for Dove......... 1 60

WORCESTERSHIRE. Little Moor End, Oswaldiwisle

SOMERSETSHIRE.
Sunday Sehool, for

Shipston on Stour-
Keynsham-
Dore
1 1 0

Contributions

1 0 11 Sunday School, for Liverpool, Pembroke Chapel

Dove

1 5 0

Do., for Dore......... 1 15 7 Sunday School, half

Do., Patna Orphan yearly subscription,

Refuge..
0 10 0

YORKSHIRE.
for Patna Orphan
Refuge.......... 4 0 0

Do., for Ceylon School 0 15 0 Beverley—

Sunday
Manchester-

School, for
SUFFOLK,

Dove
Union Chapel-

1 0 0 Sunday School, for Ipswich, Turret Green

Bradford, 1st Church
Collection .................

6 16 0

Contributions
Intally............ 10 0 0

13 4 0 Do, for Doce...... 2 0 0 Sprigg, Rev. J....A.S. 1 i 0 Hull

Contributions, for York Street

Dove

0 6 0 Sunday School, for

WARWICKSHIRE.

Lockwood-
Doce
1 17 7 Birmingham Auxiliary-

Contributions. ....F.E. 10 1 0 Rochdale

Collection,
Public

Malton-
Kelsall, H., Esq., for

Meeting

18 5 6

Sunday School, for
Jamaica Thcological
Cannon Street-

Doce

1 0 0 Institution ........... 10 00 Collections............ 23 13 0

Ripon
Contributions 69 16 4

Earl, Francis, Esq.,
LEICESTERSHIRE.
Do., Sun. School 1 14 1

M.D.....................

6 6 6 Foxton

Do., for Dove....... 1 9 4
Contributions, for

Do., for Africa ... 19 16 4
Bond Street,

NORTH WALES.
Dove............ ........

0 13 6
Collections.......... 18 0 0

ANGLESEA.
Contributions

33 10 Holyhead-
LINCOLNSHIRE.

Do., for Africa ... 2 1

Collection, &c. ......... 9 6 g Limber

Do., Sun. School 16 0 0

Contributions

1 10 Contributions 2 3 0 Do., do., Potter

Do., Sunday School 0 4 2 Lincoln

Street .............

1 0 9 Collections 12 10 3 Mount Zion

CARNARVONSHIRE. Contributions

17 14 7 Sunday Schools...... 0 18 0 Do., Sunday School 2 12 6 New Hall Streot

Carnarvon Do., do., Wadding

Collections....

4 6 6 Collections................. 8 16 2 ton 0 15 6 Juvenile Society,

Contributions

1 5 0 for Dore .............

0 130

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