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as he returned home. He begged that or sentiment, the School Society was she would not only pray for the pros. established in 1826. At the time this. perity of the school, but also that it might be the means of leading him to Report was closed, there were thirtya knowledge of the truths of the gospel; seven schools, under the care of fortythat it was his earnest desire and pray four teachers, and forty-six assistants, er that he might be brought to embrace the religion of the blessed Sa embracing 2309 scholars, boys and viour. We fondly hope that ere long girls ; since which, sixteen schools of we shall hear that he is ranked among one hundred each, have been added. the number of those whose names are The schools are both week-day and written in the Lamb's book of life.

"Some of us have been made to drink Sabbath, and combine elementary in. deep of the bitter cup of affliction. Two struction and Christian knowledge. of our number, who for many years One thousand, who have received in. had been blessed with affectionate and struction, have been dismissed, many pious companions, who not only esteemed it a duty but also a delight to

of whom are employed as teachers, or unite their prayers and efforts with have been appointed by his majesty to ours, in training up our children for a fill important official stations in the serglorious immortality, have, in the past vice of their country.

Eight of the year, been called to part with them by death, thus leaving a double responsi- first students were appointed in Februbility resting upon us. But we would ary, 1827, to visit the schools every bow with humble submission to the month, and make report to the Comwill of our heavenly Father, and taking mittee. At the close of the visit in our precious orphans in the arms of faith, dedicate them and ourselves re

each village, a prayer-meeting is held, newedly and unreservedly to him who and an address delivered to the scholhas promised to be the widow's God

The diligence and improvement and the orphan's father.

of all the visiters and teachers are subHULDAH ADSITT, Directress.

ject to the constantinspection of the MisREBECCA GIFFORD, Secretary. sionaries at the capital, where a care

ful monthly examination is instituted.

A powerful and beneficial effect must soon be produced by the dispersion of hundreds of intelligent youth through

the island. The happiest results may be antici Towards the close of the year 1827, pated from missionary efforts among the the London Missionary Society set up heathen, in the establishment of schools a printing press, which has enabled the for instructii children. This object is Missionaries to print many elementary every year receiving increased atten- works and portions of the Holy Scription, and is attended with increased suc tures. cess. We have received the Second An The report notices with high comnual Report of the Madagascar Mission- mendation the efforts of Radama, for ary School Society, 1828, which is un- diffusing knowledge among his people. der the patronage of his majesty Rada But under the most favourable cirma, the reigning monarch, from which cumstances, multiplied difficulties atwe select the following particulars. tend Christian efforts in heathen lands.

Schools were formed in Madagascar The Society state, that the experience as early as 1820, and 1821, by the of years has powerfully demonstrated agents of the London Missionary Soci- the immense importance of cultivating ety ; but to provide for the extended the decision of Ruth, the patience of field of labor, and embrace the co-op- Job, the perseverance of Paul, and the eration of friends, of whatever party wisdom of Solomon ; while to strengthAPRIL, 1829.

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SCHOOLS IN MADAGASCAR.

BIBLE FOR BURMANS.

en and adorn every other virtue, the desired him to furnish her with twen. affection of John should be superadded.' ty dollars, to procure a certain article

of clothing. The money was provided,

but for some reason not appropriated. o Since preparing the above ar

It was put to interest, and never exticle for the press, intelligence has pended for the purpose for which it arrived of the decease of Radama, the was raised. Some eighteen months king of Madagascar, which must be since, Mrs died. Our aged broth

er now feels that the above sum, as it an immense loss to his subjects, as they

was raised particularly for her use, behad rapidly approximated to civiliza- longs to Him, who he trusts has taken tion during his reign. But the queen her to himself. Believing, from what has kindly assured the Missionaries, he knows to have been her feelings, that all the benevolent objects patroniz

particularly in her last hours, that

were she now living, it would be her ed by the late king, shall receive her desire to appropriate the sum, with cordial support.

what it has since gained, for the benefit of Foreign Missions, he cannot be satisfied to apply it to any other use. Having noticed with peculiar pleasure, the efforts now making in New York,

and the vicinity of Boston, to give the Two propositions are before the pub- Bible to the benighted Burmans, he lic; the one for raising 1000 dollars to feels that this specific object, claims print the New Testament in the Bur 50 dollars of his consecrated sum. man language, and the other for rais- May many others find it in their hearts, ing 5000 dollars to print the whole to go and do likewise.Bible.

Extract of a letter to the Treasurer, Mr Thomas Hill, Louisville, Ken. from Rev. Spencer H. Cone, pastor of thus writes the Treasurer. “Having the Oliver Street Baptist Church, New learnt that two gentlemen wish to York, March 12. "I have seen the unite with eighteen others, in present notice in the Magazine, calling for 20 ing 50 dollars each, as a New Year's subscribers of 50 dollars each, to help present to the heathen, for the pur- print the Burman Bible; and as our pose of printing the sacred Scriptures friends have given their names on conin the Burman language, as an expres- dition that the whole number shall be sion of my gratitude to my Creator made up by the 1st of April, it affords and preserver, and the Giver of all my me great pleasure to say, that if the mercies, I wish to unite in this heav. balance of this most desirable stock enly work, and have enclosed fifty does not amount to more than 500 doldollars.”

lars, you are hereby authorized to put A friend in Greensboro' Geo. has down Oliver Street for ten fifties.” enclosed 50 dollars to the Treasurer This accomplishes the object of the for this object. Mr F. P. Browning of New Year's present, by securing the Detroit, and John Withers, Esq. of Vir- thousand dollars for the New Testaginia, engage to be fifty dollar subscri- ment. But our brethren, we doubt bers; and friends in the Federal Street not, will vigorously prosecute the obcongregation, Boston, have furnished ject of raising the 5000 dollars for the 50 dollars, to enable their pastor, Rev. whole Bible: because, though it will Howard Malcom to become a subscri- be highly necessary extensively to disber.

tribute the New Testament, yet nothExtract of a letter from a gentleman ing short of giving the sacred volume in New Hampshire, to the Treasurer, to the Burmans, can satisfy the wishes March 12, 1829. “ Enclosed I for- of the friends of Missions. ward to your care, 50 dollars for pub We are also gratified in receiving, lishing the Scriptures in the Burman by the letter from Mr. Cone, noticed language. This is the generous dona. above, the following pleasing intellition of Mr -, a venerable mem

“At the meeting of the ber of the Baptist Church in this place, Board of Managers of the American who has more than numbered his Bible Society, on Thursday last, the three score years and ten. This sum, sum of 1200 dollars was voted the BapSir, has come unto the Treasury of the tist General Convention, to assist in Lord, in the following manner. Some printing the sacred Scriptures in Bur. yrars since, the companion of Mr-mah.”

gence :

ORDINATIONS, &c.

Dec. 17, 1828, Daniel Sabin, was the man whose name is the BRANCH, ordained an evangelist, at Fairfax, Vt. and he shall grow up out of his place, Sernion, by Rev. A. Sabin.

and he shall build the temple of the Jan. 28, 1829, Mr Leonard Tracy LORD; even he shall build the temple was ordained pastor of the Baptist of the LORD; and he shall bear the Church in Claremont, N. H. Sermon, glory, and shall sit and rule upon his by Rev. 0. Tracy of New London.

throne, and he shall be a priest upon Feb. 4, Mr Isaac D. Newell, late a

his throne.” The right hand of felstudent at Hamilton, was ordained at lowship was presented by Elder John Warren, N. Y. Sermon, by Rev. J. Haynes, of Norway. Elder Hezekiah Blain.

Hull, addressed the newly constituted

church, and Elder Joseph Palmer, Feb. 11, Mr F. S. Sheardown, was prayed. The weather was pleasant, ordained at Catlin, N. Y. Sermon, and the union and delight apparent by Elder J. Sears.

among the saints, evinced that the Feb. 11, By request of the Baptist Lord was present, and encouraged an Church at Osego, N. Y. George Holt, interesting hope respecting the future jr. and Stephen Hutchins, were ordain prosperity of this little band of chrised to the Christian ministry. Sermon, tian brethren. by Elder Benjamin Sawins.

MEETING-HOUSES OPENED.

CHURCHES CONSTITUTED.

Oct. 6. A Baptist Church was or

A new Baptist Meeting House was ganized at Walsingham, Canada, and opened at Hampton, N. Y. in October

last. consists of 58 members, 36 of whom

Sermon by Rev. Samuel C.

Dillaway. have recently experienced religion. A Baptist Church was organized in Meeting-house was opened in William

In December last, a new Baptist Willington, Con. Dec. 18, 1828, and a

son,

N. Y. where God has blessed his subscription is filled for erecting a commodious Meeting-house.

people with frequent additions, so that

between fifty and sixty have been addFeb. 12. A Baptist Church was ed to the church by baptism within constituted at Harrison, Courtland Co. about two years past; and some at. N. Y. consisting of 60 members. tention exists at the present time.

A pleasing revival of religion, has Dec. 19, 1828, the new and commofor some tiine existed in the north part dious Meeting House, in Surrey Co. of Paris, Me. and the adjoining part of Vir. erected for the Baptist Church Woodstock, and near Washburn's Mills, and Congregation, was opened with apand a number have been hopefully propriate services. converted to God. Twelve or fifteen have been baptized. On the 11th of

A new Baptist Meeting House was March, most of these, with others dis- opened at Monmouth, Me. Jan. 14. missed from neighboring churches, to

Sermon by Rev. John Butler. the number of twenty-two, were con

A new Baptist Meeting House was stituted a church, by the name of the opened in the village of Manlius Baptist Church of Christ in Paris and Square, January 29. Sermon by Rev. Woodstock.

Elon Galusha. A sermon was preached on the oc A brick Meeting House was opened casion, by Elder John Tripp, of He at Cambridge, Vt. Feb. 5.

Sermon bron, from Zeeh. vi. 12, 13: “Behold by Rev. A. Sabin.

Dr As some highly respected friends have expressed a desire, that some suitable monument should be erected over the grave of Mrs Judson, we are authorized to say, that the Board of Missions will take upou themselves the responsibility of carrying their wishes into effect, provided the funds necessary for the object shall be deposited with the Treasurer, H. Lincoln, Esq. Boston ; and that they will also do the same for any other of their departed missionaries, for which similar provision shall be made. Should surplus money be contributed, it will be applied to the support of Burman Schools.

3,50 1,00

Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of

the Baptist Denomination for Foreign Missions, from Jan. 21, to Mar. 20,

1829. By cash from Samuel Payne, Esq. Treas. of the

Mr Wm. Stow, being a donation from Mr Sol. Madison Aux. Soc. N. Y. .

50,00 omon Goodale, late of Conway, Mass. de. From Calvin Stockbridge, Esq. Treas, of the

ceased, per Col. Charles E. Billings, for Cumberland (Maine) For. Miss. Soc. it hav

Indian Mibs. 3,00-For. Miss. 108,50, 111,00 ing been received as follows,

A friend, to aid in publishing the New Tes. From Young Men's Pri. Soc. Portland, 50,40

tament in Burman,

2,00 Female

do.

do.
22,13

American Beneficent Society, it having been
Male
do. N. Yarmouth, 31,00

contributed as follows, viz. Female

do.
do. 21,08

Female Judson Soc. Richmond, Va. 37,00
Mission Box

Fem. For. Miss. do. do.
do.
3,49

80,43 Minor Fem. Pri. Soc. for the education

Do. do. do. do. Nc.

22,63 of a Burman youth, named Ste

per Rev. Luther Rice,

140.00 phen Chapin,

32,75
E. Probyn, Esq. N. Y. per Rev. Dr Sharp,

50,00 Male Primary Soc. Freeport,

13,50

Primary Society, Montville, Me. 12,50
Female do.

Do do.
do.
do.
21,00

Prospect, do

5,62 do.

Do. M. Stockbridge, 1,00

do. Belfast,

1,88 Mission Box, Brunswick,

10,33

Per J. M'Crillis, Treas of the
Waldo Aux. Soc. in Belfast,

20,00 Female Primary Soc.do.

12,00 Rev. B. Iitcomb, do.

1,17

A friend, by Mr Bailey, Scituate, for the Bur. D. Dexter and children, do.

man Scriptures,

2,25 Ephraim Brown, do.

Mr Philip Brown, Treas. of the New HampHenry Dimr k, do.

shire Bap. State Convention, contributed as

1,00 Male Primary Soc. Bath,

10,00

follows, viz. Female do. do. do.

Male Primary Soc. in Milford, 12,00

69,54

Female Miss. Soc. do. Mission Box, do. 5,00

24,17 Female Pri. Soc. New Gloucester,

Contribution at the close of the Associa. -262,51

tion in Milford, Oct. 15 & 16, 1828, 14,03 M. Mims, Esq. Treas. of the State Conven.

Per Mr Benj, Cressy,

107,74 tion of the Baptist denomination in South

General Committee of the Charleston, S. C. Carolina, for For. Miss. 50,00-Withing

Association, by M. Mims, Esq.

75,00 ton Station, 50,00, 100,00

dolls. Miss Elizabeth Cornelius, Alexandria, D. C.

H, LINCOLN, Treas.

1021,85 collected in her school, for Carey Station, 2,00 D The following liberal donations Mrs Sophia Leonard, first payment to educate

have been received to aid in publishan Indian boy at Carey or Thomas at the option of the Board, to be named Abraham

ing the Scriptures in the Burman Faw,

30,00

language. Collection at missionary prayer meeting,

By cash from E. Probyn, Esq. Y. N. per Rev. Alexandria, D. C. for printing the Scrip

Dr Sharp. tures in the Burman language,

50,00 4,54 Mrs Leopard, for the same purpose,

Mr A. Perkins, Claremont, N. H. per Rev. 1,00

Leonard Tracy, Mrs Cornelius, for do.

50,00 5,00

Bap. Church in Hartford, Conn. A female friend, do.

50,00 Received from Rev.s. Cornelius, Alex.

A friend to the Heathen, in do. 100,00

Do. -45,54'

do.

do. andria, D. C. per Rev. Dr Bolles,

50,00 Do.

do.

do. 50.00 south Boston Fem. Pri. Miss. Soc. by Mrs

*250,00 Mary B. Hill, Secretary, 18,50 A Friend, Geeensboro, Ga.

50,00 Bap.Miss. Soc. Amherst College by Mr Chapin, 23,25 Mr Thomas Hill, Louisville, Ky.

50,00 Hiram Richmond, Treas. of the Pri. Soc. Ash. feld, for For. Miss.

12,00

H. LINCOLN, Treas. dolls. 450,00 * To be applied for printing the New Testament in Burman.

9,50

5,00

Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the Newton Theological In.

stitution, from Jan. 1, to March 20, 1829.
Boston.
Ephraim Wood,

Stillman Messer,
5,00

5,00 Mrs Fanny Shelton, 10,00 Mrs Smith,

Wm. Cobb, 5,00

10,00 Friend, by Rev. J.D. Knowles, 10,00 Amos Bridges,

Peres Gill, 10,00

50,00 Richard Fletcher, 100,00 John Augustus,

3,00

Rev. James D. Knowles, 25,00 Wm. Goddard, 20,00 Wm. Manning, jr.

Asa Lewis. 5,00

5,00 Enoch Sutton, 5,00 Sam'l Eveleth,

5,00 Willard Messer, 10,00 John Richards,

Medfield.

5,00 . A. Hovey,

Hannah Fisher, 10,00 Dea. Jacob Hiler,

2,00 James Waldock, 10,00 Edward Smith,

3,00

Philadelphia. Den. Messer,

5,00 Thomas Mann, Joseph Woodcock, 10,00 Wm. Bittle,

Noah Davis,

20,00

3,00 Wm. Keith, 5,00 B. Sweetser,

9,00

LEVI FARWELL, Treas.

5,00

3,00

The Agent of the Mass. Bap. Education Society has recently obtained the

following Subscriptions for Life Trustees of the Society. Edward Probyn, New York,

50,00 Male Members of the Baptist church and conBy male members of Oliver-Street church and

gregation in Hartford, to constitute Rev. congregation, to constitute Rev. S. H. Cone

Barnas Sears a Life Trustee,

50,00 and Wm. Hague, Life Trustees,

100,00 The Afth Baptist church, Philadelphia, to conRev. C. P. Wilson, Amenia, N. Y. by himself

stitute Rev. J. L. Dagg a Life Trustee, 50,00 and friends, fa part,

25,00

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Tue subject of this Memoir was born in Virginia, the 15th of October, A. D. 1755. His parents were Moses and Sarah Matthews, who were poor, but reputable members of the "high church," as it was then called, but without any knowledge of the regenerating influences of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, they taught their son nothing of the necessity of the new birth. While James was quite an infant, his parents moved to South Carolina, where he grew up to manhood, with scarcely any other improvement than that gained by the labors of the field in procuring the necessary support for the family.

It pleased the Lord in his 15th year to excite in him a solicitude about his future state. It was not, however, till August of his 17th year, that he became the subject of those heart searching convictions, which resulted in his being brought, about the middle of October, into the liberty of the Gospel, by faith in Christ. After enduring many doubts and fears for several months, he was baptized in March the following year, 1773, by Jacob Gibson, the venerable pastor of the Baptist Church on Little River, (of Broad River,) s. c. with which church he united. Under the ministry of Mr Gibson, he was nurtured for several years. About this time, also, his parents, much to his comfort, became hopeful subjects of divine grace,'and united with the same church—in which profession they lived happily, and died hopefully in a good old age.

Soon after our brother had obtained hope in Christ, his mind became impressed with the condition of his fellow-men ; and under a discourse from Elder A. Marshall, of Georgia, his feelings became so elevated, that ere he was aware, he was exhorting the people. After he united with the church, his desire to do good to the souls of his fellow creatures increased, and May, 1829

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