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of Mr. De Bruyn. He fell by the hand of an assassin, about the close of 1817. A young Burman, whom he had treated as his own son, irritated, as it is supposed, by a reproof which Mr. De Bruyn found it requisite to give him, seized a knife and plunged it into the side of his friend and benefactor, who languished a day and a night, and then expired; not, however, before he had written to the Judge of the Court, in the spirit of dying Stephen, extenuating the rash deed of his murderer, declaring his own forgiveness of him, and intreating pardon for him at the bar of Justice. Mr. Peacock has proceeded thither from Agra ; and Mr. Sutton has proposed to join him from Calcutta.
Cutwa, a town in Bengal, on the western bank of the Hoogly, in the District of Burdwan, about 75 miles N. of Calcutta-1804 -William Carey, Jun. Hart.--Mr. Chamberlain first laboured here in i 804. No where has the system of itinerating been conducted on a larger scale than at this place, and in its neighbourhood, under the superintendence of Mr. W. Carey. Fourteen Natives, some of whom preach and others read and distribute the Scriptures, are employed here.
The field is not only thus extensive, but promising. An additional Missionary, Mr. Hart, has been sent to labour here for a time. The knowledge of the Gospel has been widely diffused; and many thousands are, in some measure, acquainted with its nature. Never," says one who visited the station, was my faith in the Mission raised so much, as since I have been at Cutwa. All I see, and all I hear, tend to confirm me in the idea that Satan's kingdon in this country will soon be much diminished.”
Berhampore, a town in Bengal, about 120 miles N. N. W. of Calcutta--Pran-krishna, Native. -A small Church had been formed here, but the greater number of its members have removed. A few, however, remain, and are visited by Mr. Ricketts, from Moorshedabad. Pran-krishna labours, so far as his impaired health will permit.
Moorshedabad, about 10 miles above Berhampore, the capital of Bengal, before Calcutta was raised, by the residence of the English Government, to that dignity--an immense population-1816-J. W. Ricketts, Kashee, Native.--Mr. Ricketts, who lives near this city, has begun to itinerate around, and to open Schools for Native Children. He is assisted by Kashee, a Native Christian.
Malda, a large town in Bengal, about 170 miles N. of Calcutta --1817--Krishna, Native.-Krishna resides at English Bazar, a town near Malda. In the town and villages round him, he diffuses the knowledge of the Gospel, not without success; and makes excursions to distant places, for the distribution of Tracts and parts of the Scripture.
Dinagepore, a city in Bengal, 240 miles N. of Calcutta 40,000 inhabitants--1814--Ignatius Fernandez.--In the last year
twenty-two persons have rejected idolatry. Between seventy and eighty attend Public Worship. There are about sixty Scholars in the Schools. Here, as in other places, there is rising up a body of Native Youth, free from the terrors of the Caste and the fetters of superstition and idolatry, who may become, in future years, far more able to serve the cause of God in India than the present generation. Sadamah'l, a few miles distant, is connected with this Station.
Monghyr, a large city, about 250 miles N. W. of Calcuttaa Station of Invalids of the British army--1816--John Chamberlain, Brindabund, Native.--Ingham Misser, Native Reader.
Patna, the capital of Behar, a large city, said to contain 500,000 inhabitants--320 miles N. W. of Calcutta, on the south bank of the Ganges--1812–J. T. Thompson.--Mr. Thompson has laboured here for several years, and not in vain. He has lately been much employed in long journeys, to Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, and other places: which have afforded an opportunity of widely proclaiming the Truth, and of distributing the Scriptures to multitudes who had never seen or heard of them before. In the course of one of Mr. Thompson's journeys, the following observations fell from a native : " True, the company and the gentlemen here may not have any thing to do with your work ; but you have adopted the most certain method of making the people of this country Christians. For instance, I take a book of you, and read it awhile; and, whether I become a Christian, or not, I leave the book in my family: after my death, my son, conceiving that I would have nothing useless, or bad, in my house, will look into the book, understand its contents, consider that his father left him that book, and become a Christian."
Guyah, a large city, 55 miles S. of Patna ; and a place of great idolatrous resort--1816--Fowles.-Mr. Fowles, a native of India, resides here on his own estate, which comprises several villages : to the inhabitants of which, and to others around, he endeavours to make known the Word of Life.
Digah, near the extensive Cantonments at Dinapore, 230 miles N. W. of Calcutta --1809– William Moore. Joshua Rowe.-The Missionaries have been occupied very usefully, for several years, in presiding over a considerable School, and in various other labours. Several Natives appeared hopeful, and those baptized last year remain stcadfast.
Benares, a celebrated city in the province of Allahabad, 460 miles N. W. of Calcutta, by the way of Birbhoom; but, by that of Moorshedabad 565--contains 12,000 stone and brick houses, from one to six stories high; and above 16,000 med houses--inhabitants, in 1803, were 582,000 : during the Festivals, the concourse is beyond all calculation-Mahomedans not more than one in ten--the ancient scat of Brahminical learning, and denominated the “Holy City.”---1816.--William Smith.-By Mr.
Smith's intimate acquaintance with the language spoken here, and his fervent piety, he seems particularly fited for this Station. In a few days, he distributed, in consequence of pressing applications, nearly 1000 Books and Tracts, in Sanscrit, Hindee, Hindoostanee, and Mahratta. Many Gospels have also been dispersed. Here Mr. Smith found a very respectable and wealthy Hindoo, named Juya-Narayuna-Ghosal, who had removed from Bengal to Benares, in order to secure his salvation; as the Shasters affirm that whoever dies at Benares will be saved. He has, however, listened with deep and serious attention to the proclamation of the Gospel; treats Mr. Smith in the most friendly manner; has applied for five Bengalee Christian Readers, whose expenses he proposes to defray; and “expresses himself in such a manner,” says Mr. Smith, "as almost made me believe him to be a real Christian: he acknowledges, that he believes in the Lord Jesus, and that there is no Salvation without Him, because he died to redeem mankind from their sins."
Allahabad, an ancient city, situated at the junction of the Jumna with the Ganges, about 490 miles W.N. W. of Calcutta—1814 - .
Macintosh. Nriputa, Natire.—Multitudes of Pilgrims resort to Allahabad, in order to bathe at this celebrated junction of the rivers, and some to drown themselves as an act of merit. Mr. Macintosh writes—" I went up to the man who stamps the Pilgrims who come to hathe, and found he had stamped 32,000;
but he said, that was only half of what were stamped last season. I asked him, if he knew what number had drowned themselves during the fair: he pulled out a list and counted 30! Several of the Natives attend worship; a School is formed; and the prospects of usefulness are highly encouraging.
Cawnpore, a large and important Military Station. The labours of the Baptist Missionaries have been very successful among the Military at this Station.
Nagpore, the capital of the Eastern Mahrattas, 615 miles W. of Calcutta-population 80,000—1812–Ramn-mohun, ve. This place has, of late, been in a very unsettled condition, in consequence of the hostile operations which have been going on in thai quarter.
Surat, a large city on the Western side of the Peninsula, said to contain 500,000 inhabitants; a considerable part of whom are Moors, that is, Arabs, Persians, Monguls, and Turks, professing Mabomedanism, but retaining some Pagan rites-celebrated as the Port whence the Mahomedans of India have been accustomed to embark on their pilgrimage to Mecca--1812-Carapeit Chator Aratoon, Armenian.-The Scriptures and Tracts, in various languages, have been distributed. The strength of this laborious Missionary begins to fail, but not his zeal. After visiting Serampore, he distributed, in returning home by land, Books of Scrip
ture and Tracts, all the way. Mr. David Adam, mentioned una der the head of Calcutta, is appointed to assist at this Station.
Cuttack, the capital of Orissa, about 220 miles S. W. of Calcutta.--1818---Stephen Sutton. The Mission at Balasore, in Orissa, having been suspended, Mr. Sutton, who arrived, as has been stated, at Calcutta, March 20, 1818, was preparing, by the study of the language, at Serampore, to resume the Orissa Mission at Cuttack, which appears to be a more eligible Station for the purpose.
Agra, which was first entered on in 1811, has been given up, under the expectation that the Church Missionary Society will provide for its immediate necessities. Of the two Missionaries formerly settled there, M. Macintosh, as has been seen, is at Allahabad, and M. Peacock was about to proceed to Chittagong. The Mission at Goamalty, begun in 1808, has been removed to English Bazar, near Malda, where Krishna now labours, as has been stated. An instance of the power of truth over the mind of a Heathen, which occurred at Balasore, may be recorded with advantage. " Juya-Hureeghosa has finished reading the four Gospels, and is now reading the Acts: he is coming on hopefully. At the last full moon, the Brahmins brought a silk thread, which, at this time, they tie on the hands of their idols, and swing them on a throne in imitation of Krishna's swinging : they afterwards offer these threads to the people, and take some money from them. Juya-Huree said, “If you want pice, I will give you, to relieve you from distress; but I am disgusted with your ceremonies. Do not be deceived: these ten cowries, and thread, and your blessing, will not save ine, nor do me any good. Idols are nothing; and the Shaster of Veda-Vyasa is now explored from India. He spoke to them many things from the Bible, and threw away the thread. Most of the Brahmins were ashamed, and went way amazed.”
(To be Continued.)
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
India. A very interesting letter has been received from Mr. Mead in Travancore. He has had the pleasure of receiving Mr. Knill as a fellow-labourer, who was obliged to leave Madras for a better climate.* Mr. Knill is much recovered ; Mr. Mead mentions several stations open to him, in most of which Mr. Ringeltaube formerly laboured. In several of these there are churches built, congregations collected, and schools established. A general dis
See Christian Herald, page 42.
position to hear prevails. The Queen of Travancore has given land, and a house for the support of the mission. The Rajah of Cochin has also given 5,000 rupees (half crowns) for the same purpose. Mr. Mead, having been made a magistrate by the Rajah, has so distributed impartial justice, that the people are become strongly attached to him. Sixteen hundred persons have lately renounced heathenism, and thrown away their idols.
We have much pleasure in presenting to our readers the fol.. lowing letter, from Mr. Knill to his former tutor and friends, at Axininster, &c. • To the Rer. James Small, with the Students, and to the Church and Congregation over whom he presides in the Lorda
"Cape Comorin, South Travancore,
Oct. 27, 1818. "Grace, mercy, and peace be multiplied unto you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O, my dear friends, how you have refreshed my soul. Your valuable present has spread a savour over many a family in Madras, and will cause a grateful incense to arise to heaven, when the heart that dictates this shall have ceased its throbbing, and the hand which writes this shall have mouldered into dust. All the precious books, both new and old, safely arrived—at a time which, of all others, appeared the most favourable. My departure from Madras had long been meditated, owing to protracted weakness; and just five days before I set out, your books came to hand. This afforded me the felicity of leaving a sacred monitor with most of the people who had heard from my lips the word of life. How delightful the privilege ! On most of the books I wrote a few lines which ľ thought applicable to the recipient; and the probability of its being my farewell—my last, my dying words to them, left a weight—a solemnity, which, I hope, will never be forgotten. Could you, my esteemed friends, have witnessed the notes which I received, aud the tears which were shed, you would have praised the Lord for making you the instruments of such a blessing. The books were not all given to poor people ; for my going away opened an avenue here and there, for a little volume to persons who would not have received it courteously on any other _consideration. I have the most pleasing hope that the Lord will smile on this attempt to honour him. Lavington's Sermons, so sweet and experimental, proved very acceptable to a pious female, who had long wished for such a book. The Great Assize has been read by many to edification. A member of our congregation, who lives in a populous part of the town, had several of various descriptions, in order to form a circulating library. On my journey I fell in with a young gentleman from Padang, lo whom I presented ‘Doddrige's Rise, &c. “This,' said he, is