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DONATIONS TO THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS
RECEIVED DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1818. In imitation of the British and Foreigo Bible Society, and the Church Missionary Society, we intend hereafter to publish, on the reception of any new donation from an auxiliary Society or Association, the amount of all donations from the same Society since its formation. This amount is placed in a coluran by itself, under the head Total. lo regard to most of the larger Societies, it is very easy to be a curate; but, in regard to others, the work is much more difficult. Many of these Societies have changed their names repeatedly, first remitting Under the naine of a Female Missionary Society; then becoming a Female Charitable Society; then a Female Cent Society, &c. &c. and finally, perhaps, sending from ladies in such a place, without any denomination. In cases of doubt, the best that we can do is to exercise our judgment, and to place, as donations from any society, all that the documents in our possession will enable us to assign to it. Very often money is sent with a verbal message, and not unfrequently the messenger has forgotien the exact name of the Society, from which the donation was sent. Receipts are given, and entries made in the books of the Treasury, according to our information at the time of each remittance; and all donations are published 800n after they are received. When a donation is applied to a particular object, it is not meant to be understood, that all preceding donations from the same Society have been appropriated in the same manner. This may be the case, or it may not.
We request the officers of every Society, whenever a remittance is made, to express in writing the name of the society, the sum remitted, the date, and the naine of the person making the remittance; and when the name of a Snciety is altered, it will be convenient to receive notice of the alteration. Any error, that shall be pointed out, in regard to the amount received from any Society, will be corrected at the next acknowledgment of a donation from the same society. We wish it, however, to be distinctly understood, that any error in such amount, must originate from the difficulty of collecting donations through a space of eight years, and from the inaccurate manner in which Societies have been described; but not at all from any erroneous entries of the donations as they were received. The entries bave always corresponded exactly with the sums received, the receipts given, and the publication of donations.
Total. Abington, Ms. The 2d. Fem. Char. Soc. by Jared Whitman,
8 00 Barre, Vt. The Gentlemen's Hea School Soc.
91 45 61 37 Ladies' Heathen School Soc.
22 19 48 60 Bath, Me. Fem. Hea. School Soc. by Jane Sprague, Treas.
32 15 Berkley, Ms. Fem. Cent Soc. by the Rev. Thomas Andross, 16 37
36 37 A friend of missions,
200418 37 Beverly, Ms Fem. Western Mis. Soc. by Abigail Lovett, Treas. 76 82 Monthly concert for prayer,
3 61-80 43 21 35 Boston, ùs. Monthly concert of the Old South and Park-Street churches, for the mission to Jerusalem,
86 02 The Young Christian Fraternity, by Mr. James Clapp,
5 40 The Cent Soc. by Mrs. Cooper, for the mission under the direotion of Mr. Kingsbury,
174 19 A lady, for a special mission,
50 00 Foreign Mission Society,
4,729 87 Pupils in the school of the Rev. William Jenks, a quarterly col.
lection, for educating heathen childrenin America and abroad, 2 37 ---208 07 A friend, for the instruction of the heathen, by Miss E. P.
5 00 Brentwood, N. H. Fem. Cent Soc. for the hea. in India, by the Rev. Chester Colton,
15 00 Bridgewater, N. Y. Monthly concert for prayer, for the school fund, by Mr. S. W. Brace,
5 00 Brimfield, Ms. Fem. Char. Soc. for the Cherokee mission, by the Rev. Joseph Vaill,
63 55 Children in Miss Bishop's school,
1 064-32 33 Cambridge, N. Y. Monthly concert for prayer, for the education of a chill to be named NATHANIEL SCUDDER PRIME,
31 00 Canisteo, N. Y. Alfred Fem. Char Soz. by Amelia Davenport, T'reas.
30 00 Cazenovia, N. Y. Mr. L. B. a small balance, Chester, Orange County, N. Y. Fem. Ceut Soc. by the Rev. James II. Thomas,
38 50 Mr. Michael Denton, 83 50; Mr. Elnathan Satterly, $i, 4 50 Miss Phebe Board, $1; Miss Susan Board, S1,
2 00—.-19 00 * The Young Christian Fraternity presented also 36 volumes of useful books to the Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury, for the use of the mission canone: stars.
Cahasret, Ms. Betsey Stoddard, for the mission to Jerusalem,
1 00 Cummington, Ms. Hea. School Soc. for the school fund, by Mr. Amos Cobb, l'reasurer,
9 40 Avails of a charity box, most of which was collected at the concert, by Clarissa Briggs,
9 83 Children in the eastern school district, as a reward of merit; for ed. bea. children, by the same,
4 73----23 96 Danville, Vt Mr. Augustus Clark, for the mission to Jerusalem,
8 11 Dan ville and Sparta, Steuben Co. N. Y. Fem. Cent Soc. for the mis. sion at Brainerd, by Clorinda Barnard, Treas.
10 00 Dorcester, Ms. A lady, by the Rev. Mr. Codman, for the mission to Jerusalern,
20 00 A mission box, in the second parish, by Mr. E. Sharp, 26 68 -46 68 Dracut, Ms. Moothly concert in the second church, by Mr. L. F. Dim. mick,
2 63 Peiraten, Vt. Fem. Hea. School Soc.
20 50 Gloucester, Ms. Mr. Josiah Page, for translating the Scriptures, 81; for missions, Si,
2 00 Goshen, Con. Fem. Char. Soc. for the Chapel at Bombay, by Catharine D. Harvey, T'reas.
24 04 The Childrea's Soe. for. ed. hea. children in India, by the Rev. Joseph Harvey, Treas.
6 36 Contribution in the congregational church, for the Cherokee mission, by Dea. Augustas Thompson,
50 00—-80 40
2 00 Harpersfield, N. Y. Fem. 'Orphan Soc. for the child named COTTON MATHER, che second payment, by Polly Penfield,
30 00 Holden, Ms. Monthly concert for prayer, by Mr. Isaac Fisk,
7 70 Middleboro', Ms. Heathen's Friend Soc. by Miss Thompson,
31 70 Newburyport. From Quknown person, by the Rev. John
38 00–-398 00 North-Stonington, Con. Several females, by the Rev. J. Davis,
5 68 Norway, Herkimer, Co. N. Y. Contribution in the congregation, by the Rev. S. Burt,
12 71 From the Rev. Mr. Burt,
5 00 -17 71 Vorwich, Ver. Fem. Benev. Soc. by Dea. Israel Newton, Treas.
18 00 Orwell, Vt. Rev. Mason Knapen,
1 00 Miss Griswold, 50 cts; Miss Briggs, 50 cts.
-1 00-200 Pelhan, N. H.' The Rev. J. H.Church, for a child to be educated in Ceylon, to be named STEPHEN CHURCH,
12 00 Several females in do. for the Choctaw mission,
2 50_-14 50 Philadelphia. The Evangelical Mite Society for the education of a
child in Ceylon, to be named ELNATHAN WAEELER SEELY, remitted by Robert Ralston, Esq.
30 00 Pittsfield, Vt. A friend of missions for the child named CALVIN PARSONS, the 2d. payment,
30 00 Mr James Goodrich,
6 00 -36 00 Preston, Con. Female Missionary Society, by Mr. G. F. Davis, Rochester, Vt. Heathen School Society, by the Rev. L. Parsons,
6 88 Royalton, Vt. Female Heathen School Society for the child named MARTIN TOLLER, the ed payment,
30 00 Rupert, Vt. Monthly concert, by the Rev. Martin Powell,
65 85 60 28
85 16 17 41 5 55
6 43 Female Cent Society, by Lacy Powell,
7 30 Salem, Ms. The Tabernacle Thanksgiving Society, by Mary Haraden, the Treasurer, for the child named SAMUEL WORCESTER,
29 00 Sand-Lake, N. V. by Mr. William Richarıls, for the Sohool fund, from the following persons, viz. Jane Frothingham, $1.
1 00 Mary Ann Lyman, $i. Lucretia. Gregory, $1. Mariette Gregory, $i. S 00
Augusta Frothingham, 50 cts. Pamela Thorn, 50cts.Mrs.Cummings, 25cts. 1 25 Sutton, Ms. Female Cent Society for edlucating heathen children in our own country, by Lucy B. Morse, Treasurer,
23 75 Trenton, N.: Sereno Taylor and Mrs. 'Taylor,
60 00 11 43 54 03
Upton, Ms. Female Cent Society, by Ruth Fisk, for missions in the vest,
81 00 Uxbridge, Ms. From several ladies, for the benefit of heathen children, 88 68 90 72 Vassalborough, Me. Mite Society for educating a child under the
care of the Rev. Mr. Nichols, at Salsette, to be named THOMAS ADAMS, 11 00 Wareham, Ms. The Ileathen's Friend Society for the Bombay child, Joux ELLIOT, by Hannah Burgess, Treasurer,
16 00 60 00 Weathersfield, 'vt. Young Gentlemen's Charitable Society, by Mr.
John Fellows, Treasurer, for educating heathen children in North
$ 00 91 78 Female Charitable Society for do. by Elisabeth. Chave,
12 41 18 46 Pendell, Ms. A little girl, lo send a testament to a pagan shild, by Rev. H. Wilbur,
50 Westborough, Ms. Ladies Heathen School Association for the child named Eliska ROCKWOOD, the 4th semi-annual payment, by Hadnah Fay,
15 00 60 00 Wilmington, Vt. Female Cent Society for the Cherokee mission, by Mr. Gerrit V. A. Forbes,
141 54 A gentleman for the school fund,
25 Mrs. Asenach Thompson, 50 cte. Lois Burbank, 50 ots. for the Cherokee mission,
1 006 80 Wilmington, Ms. The cateebetical school, for the education of heathen children, by Mr. L. F. Dimmick,
1 13 Windsor, Vt. Female Cent Society by Naomi Mills, Treasurer, remitted
by Deacon N. Coolidge for heathen children in North America, SO 00 $6 os Mr. Joseph Hawley, for heathen children,
68 Worcester, Ms. A friend of Missions,
5 00 Wrentham, Ms. Samuel Menn, for the translation of the Scriptures, 1 10
The following donations were received by the Rev. Joseph Harvey, for the Foreign Mission School, in the course of the last summer. It was thought best to place them in a separate list. The donations from Boston and the vicinity were committed to the Rev. Mr. Stonc. Boston. Several individuals, as follows, viz. Henry Gray, Esq.
30 00 Mr Henry Homes, Deacon J. Salisbury,
10 00 Other persons not named,
75 50 130 50 Brookfield, Con. Three young ladies,
3 00 Canandaigua, N. Y. Female Charitable Society,
• 18 00 Miss Moseley's school,
8 50 A collection in the congregation,
33 00-59 50 Chatham, N. Y. Female Concord Society,
26 34 Charity box kept by Mr. Benedict,
50 A minister in do.
27 54 Danby, N. Y. Dea Jesse Hyatt,
5 00 Dorchester, Ms. Rev.John Codman,
20 00 East-Bloomfield, N. Y. and vicinity,
66 SL Geneva, N. Y. A contribution,
20 00 From individuals,
2 28 From ladies,
21 00 -43 28 Gill, Ms. Female Charitable Society, by Almira Cannon, Treasurer, 12 32 Eunice Field,
2 00-14 32 Goshen, Con. A female friend to the heathen,
1 77 Hadlyme, Con. The Female Charitable Society, by Sarah Vaill, Treasurer,
16 00 87 96 Lenox, Ms. Female Cent Society, by Abigail Walker, Treasurer, 12 00 From Mr. Hendrick,
9 00-14 00 Middletown, Con. A collection,
11 50 Moscow, N. Y. do. do.
5 53 Muunt Morris, N. Y. do. do.
3 86 New-York. Several persons, by the Rev. Gardiner Spring, 45 93 From the Rev. G. Spring,
3 75 -.49 68 North Guilford, Con. A female friend to the heathen,
1 00 Ladies Society for educating heathen youth, by Eunice Cook, Treasurer,
9 53 A charity box,
4 77 A 2d charity box in do.
6 59-721 89 Plymouth, Con. Mr. Edmund Langdon,
3 00 Saratoga, N. Y. Mr. Darius 0. Griswold,
2 00 Saybrook, Con. Rev. Frederic W. Hotchkiss,
9 00 A friend to the heathen,
- 2 12 Simsbury, Con. Female Charitable Society,
10 00 Mr. Whitmore,
-22 00 Skancateles, N. Y, By Rev. B. B. Stockton,
15 00 Total of donations received in D: arbor, S% 206 40
JOURNAL OF THE MISSION AT BRAINERD.
Continued from Vol. XIV. p. 569. October 1, 1818. Having failed in several attempts to dig a well last year, and for the want of one been obliged to bring all our water from the creek, or from a small spring under its bank, about 70 rods from the mission house, we deem it worthy of notice in our journal, that we this day finished our well, which is likely to afford us plenty of good water; though from the quantity of limestone, through which it passes, it is too hard for washing. It is about 28 feet deep; the bottom all rock except a small crevice, through which the water rises. We attribute the failure last year to the abundance of rain, which fell that season, causing the earth to fall in, as we dug. It is believed, that this is the only well in the Cherokee nation; and we feel
under increased obligations of gratitude to the Giver of all good, for this addition to our convenience and comfort.
7. Father Hoyt left us for the purpose of meeting the Presbytery of EastTennessee, which is to meet at Washington, (Ten.) to-morrow.
10. Brother Chamberlain went to Mr. Hicks's, and expects to preach in that neighborhood to-morrow. We had a prospect of a lonely time at the missionhouse; but the Lord, who is ever rich in mercy, and goodness, was pleased to send us two dear brethren, Mr. Robert Glenn, who has just received a licence from the Presbytery of East-Tennessee, and Mr. Christopher Bradshaw, candidate for license under the care of the same Presbytery. They will spend the Sabbath with us.
Sabbath 11. Had a very precious season. Brother Glenn preached. Our congregation was rather thin, but we think we had the presence of the Lord.
12. Brother and sister Hall, and sister Sarah left us for Knoxville. We have considerable anxiety on their account, as sister Hall is in such a delicate state of health. We hope it may be improved by the journey.
Brother Chamberlain returned this morning. He had a good meeting on the Sabbath. Between 20 and 30 of the natives attended. Some appeared affected. on hearing the Word of God, and all desired to have preaching continued in that place. In the afternoon, brother and sister Chamberlain, and the two visiting brethren, and two of our pious scholars,' went on a visit to a Cherokee sister. They had a very agreeable meeting. The Lord appeared to be with them of a truth. Thanks to our covenant God for the clusters of Eshcol, of which we are permitted to taste in this wilderness.
13. This morning brothers Glenn and Bradshaw took their leave of us, probably to meet us no more till we meet in heaven. We have great reason to bless God for the interview, and hope it will be of lasting benefit to our souls. It was said to one of our native sisters, "If it gives so much joy to see Christian friends here, what will it be in heaven, where we shall meet all the Christians in the world, never again to part?” “O” said she, the tears starting from her eyes, "it will be more than we can bear."
15. Our spirits were refreshed by a short visit from several Christian friends. from Athens, Geo. who so kindly administered to the wants of father Hoyt and family, when on their way to this station. The zeal they then showed for the cause of missions was still conspicuous. They expressed great satisfaction in the progress of Christianity and civilization among this people, and said it exceeded their expectations. They were peculiarly delighted to hear the children of the forest singing the songs of Zion. Being now on their way to West-Tennessee, they encouraged the hope of another call when they return.
16. Father Hoyt returned from Washington, having been preserved in health, and enjoyed a very refreshing season with the Presbytery. By invitation he took a seat in that body, as a corresponding member, and spent four days with them. They had preaching every day which was attended by a large number of people. On one of the days was the time of review of a regiment of militia. The whole regiment was marched to the place of preaching, which was in a grove, and attended with much solemnity. The Lord has recently poured out his Spirit in many parts of this Presbytery, and the friends of Zion are looking up with rejoicing. There are now under the care of this PresbyVOL. XV.
tery six young men, who promise great usefulness to the church as heralds of the everlasting Gospel.
7. Brother Hicks came to make us a visit, and to spend the Sabbath with us. He thioks the people are generally well pleased with our management of the school; says he hears no complaint, and will endeavor to persuade the parents of children sent to school, to keep them more constantly with us. He still thinks, there will be no want of children to fill the school, whatever may be the number we can admit. We think the greatest difficulty will be in retaining the children long enough to fix their habits, and finish their education. Many of these ignorant people appear to think that their children can become learned in a few months.
19. One of our girls, who has been with us about six months, and is about 10 years old, being told that her grand-mother, who has the care of her, having brought her up from her infancy, was coming to take her from the school to go to the Arkansas, replied, with a trembling voice, “I dont want to go away," and immediately burst into tears. She has since wept much, and expressed a great unwillingness to leave us. Her friends would doubtless be glad to continue her in the school, were they to remain on this side of the Mississippi; but we fear they will not consent to remove without her. The Arkansas emigration has already drawn off a number of our scholars. May the Lord send them teachers there, who shall train them up in the way of truth, and complete that, which we would gladly do for them.
20. The boy mentioned Sept. 5th, was this day sent for. He manifested a great unwillingness to leave us, would eat no dinner, and went away alone and wept. The man who came after him, said, the boy's father was well pleased with the school, and would be glad to have all his children here, were it not for the fear, that their mothers would take them away and keep them; and as the boy felt so bad about going, he would leave him for the present.
The little girl mentioned yesterday, finding this boy was left because he cried, said, “When they come after me, I will cry as hard as I can, and may be they will leave me too.
Brother Butrick left us to go to father Gambold's, and thence to attend the talk at the agency.
22. Brother Peter Kanouse arrived from the Choctaw station, with Israel Folsom, a half breed of that nation. He is taking the lad to the Foreign Mission School in Connecticut.
27. Brother Butrick returned. Nothing had been done at the talk, when he left the agency, the governor having just arrived. He saw many of the Indians assembled, and great numbers of white people, who were selling whiskey to them, and also drinking, swearing, gambling, &c. among themselves.
28. Brother Kanouse left us on his way to New-Jersey, with his Choctaw lad. He also took with him from our school a half breed Cherokee, for the Forcign Mission School. The presence and conversation of this dear brother, has been very refreshing to our spirits, and we hope profitable to our dull and sluggish souls.. Our communion has been sweet, and separation is painful. We have reason to bless God, that even in this heathen land, we are afforded such precious seasons with Christ and his servants.
30. Being informed, that the king and chiefs of the upper towns were convened in council at brother Hicks's, it was thought best for one of us to make them a visit. This was assigned to Father Hoyt, and he went out to day for that purpose.
Nov. 2. Father Hoyt returned, and gave the following account of his visit. "I arrived at brother Hicks's on the evening of the day I left home. Some of the expected chiefs had not arrived, and on that account the council had not formed. A number of men were standing around the two doors of brother Hicks's largest room, and others were standing, within. I was invited to pass the crowd and walk in. On entering I observed the King seated on a rug, at one end of the room, having his back supported by a roll of blankets. He is a venerable looking man, 73 years old; his hair nearly white. At his right hand, on one end of the same rug or mat, sat brother Hicks. The chiefs were seated in chairs, in a semicircle, each facing the king. Behind the chiets a number of the common people were standing listening to a conversation, in which the king and chiefs were engaged. I was inimediately discovered by Mr. Hicks, and invited to