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importance of the object, and the extent of our obligations. Through the care and diligence of our valuable Missionary, brother M'Coy, the Stations at Carey and Thomas, with which he is connected, have derived their support principally from Government for the last three years.
The Committee would further express their great pleasure in contemplating the probable results of the recent laborious tours made by our brother M'Coy, to the West, in order to find a suitable place for the proposed settlement of the Indians. These tours have been made by him under the appointment and in the pay of the Government; and we are happy in being, assured, that in his transactions with public officers, his conduct has been such as to secure their confidence in his integrity; and at the same time to impress their minds with a conviction of his entire devotedness to the interests of the Indian tribes.
The Committee are of opinion that much good might be effected, if tho Missionary Stations were visited by some suitable person or persons, on whose judgment the Board and the public could rely, and if the information thus obtained were diffused through the community.
For the accomplishment of one of the important objects, recommended above, the Commiitee would suggest to the Convention the propriety of adopting the subjoined Resolution.
Resolved, That the Board of Managers be requested to prepare, in the name and behalf of the Convention, and to lay before Congress at their next session, and at their subsequent sessions if necessary, until the next meeting of the Conven. tion, a memorial, in favor of grauting to the Indians, as a permanent posses. sion, a portion of our western lands, suitable for their settlement and future bome. Respectfully submitted,
J. L. DAGG, Chairman.
The Committee on Religious Publications, beg leave to
REPORT: That two periodical works, under the patronage of this body, viz. the American Baptist Magazine, and the Columbian Star, are in successful operation, and are 'diffusing a salutary influence, with regard to the principles of Evangelical religion, and the benevolent enterprises of the preseni day on the minds of multitudes of our extensive population. As they are now conducted, they will probably be a source of revenue to a small amount, at least, and they are certain not to incur an expense to the Convention. As profits of the Columbian Star, for the last year, Rev. Mr Brantly has paid to the Convention one hundred dollars. The Memoir of Mrs Judson, compiled by Rev. Mr Knowles, of Boston, and lately published under the auspices of this body, bids fair to become an important auxiliary in its missionary operations ; 3,500 copies of this work were disposed of in a few weeks; 4000 more are now in the press, and will soon be ready for delivery. This interesting publication besides detailing the eventful incidents in the life of the distinguished individual, whose name it bears, gives a concise history of the Burman Mission, and is well calculated to awaken feelings of pious solicitude and generous sympathy, in the breasts of all who desire the salvation of the perishing millions of this benighted empire. We most cordially recommend this work to the patronage of our Christian friends, and hope that not only by thousands, but by tens of thousands, it may be speedily circulated throughout our churches. For every copy purchased of this work, a small, but certain contribution will be made to the funds of the Convention; 350 dollars have already been paid over to the treasurer, as the profits of the first edition, and a still higher ratio of profits may be expected to arise from the sale of future editions.
DAVID BENEDICT, Chairman
WAYS AND MEANS. Your Committee of Ways and Means, having given diligent attentio n to the duties assigned them,
REPORT: As the spirit of Christianity, and the spirit of Missions are identical, we regard the promotion of ardent piety, and the diffusion of Missionary intelligence throughout the denomination, as the most certain and powerful means of increasing the funds of the Convention.
As particular measures for procuring funds, we recommend the plan of Primary and Auxiliary Societies, adopted in New England, and the system in operation in the State of New York, by which each church becomes a Primary, and each Association an Auxiliary Missionary Society. We would, however, give the preference to the latter plan, where its adoption is practicable. We further recommend, that every Baptist Minister in the United States, be earnestly solicited to spend at least four weeks in each year, gratuitously, in directing and nourishing a missionary spirit, by visiting individuals, addressing churches, associations, &c.
We also recommend, that where the situation of churches will admit, collections for Missionary purposes be taken up at each monthly concert.
To give efficiency to the above methods for raising funds, we recommend that the Board issue a quarterly Circular on a half sheet, and forward a copy of the same, regularly, to every Baptist Minister or church, in the Union, so far as practicable-said Circular to contain the most interesting Missionary intelligence which can be procured.
All which is respectfully submitted. JOHN PECK, Chairman,
AFRICAN MISSION. The Committee on the Mission to Africa respectfully
That they are deeply penetrated with the magnitude of the subject submit. ted to their consideration. Nor are they alone in this conviction. It will be seen by reference to the Minutes of former meetings of this Convention, that this Mission claimed and received an early attention. The determination of the American Colonization Society, to establish a colony on the coast of Africa, appeared to open a wide and effoctual door for the introduction of the gospel into that country; and the astonishing success of the labors of that institution has served to deepen the impression of the utility and importance of the subject. The Colony already contains upwards of twelve hundred setilers, and the disposition to emigrate is evidently increasing: Among those who have availed themselves of the opportunity to return to the home of their fathers, are many of our own brethren; and it cannot be doubted that many more will remove thither. Here, a wide field is spread before us, white unto the harvest. And who has appeared to labor and to reap ? Our late beloved brother Lott Cary was appointed to the work about eight years ago, and entered upon it with holy resolution and delight. This excellent man went out to Africa, under the patronage of the Amer. ican Colonization Society, as well as of this Convention, and his support has been principally derived from that Society, and his own individual exertions. Could he have devoted his whole time to our service much good might have been expected to have resulted from his labors. But he was under the necessity, in the infant and often distressed state of the Colony, to assist in its government and defence; as well as to act as its physician,
While he discharged the pastoral duties to the church at Monrovia, he, for about five years, kepi in operation a native Missionary school, numbering from eighteen to thirty-six scholars; and a considerable number
of native children, were here reclaimed from their heathenish customs, and taught to read the sacred Scriptures. Two native men at Grand Cape Mount, being brought to the knowledge of the truth, were baptized; both of whom manifest a strong desire to labor for the salvation of their fellow countrymen. A young man, named John Revey, who has been teaching school eight years in Africa, was received into the fellowship of the church by baptism, about two years ago. The native mission school was removed from Monrovia to Grand Cape Mount, and placed under his care. The native kings were anx: ious that this school should be supported, and it continued to prosper until the death of our Missionary. We have learned that one of the Swiss Missionaries has since taken charge of the school, though the natives greatly prefer an English or American teacher. The Baptist church at Monrovia, con. sisting now of about one hundred members, and a Missionary Society in that town, remain as evidences of the fidelity and success with which our Missionary performed the duties of his station. It is a source of consolation to the friends of Mr Cary, that though his life was terminated in an unexpected moment, and in a most distressing manner, the unwearied diligence and fidel. ity with which he discharged the important trust confided to his care-his zeal for the honor of religion, and the purity and piety of his general conduct, have gained him a reputation which must live in grateful remembrance, as long as the interesting Colony exists, in whose service he lived and died. Your Committee cannot help expressing their regret, that so small a portion of benevolent feeling bas been exercised towards this Mission, and that so little has been accomplished during the eight years of its existence. They believe, however, that what has been done ought to animate us to more enlarged and vigorous efforts for its future support and prosperity.
When it is considered that the American Colonization Society have already introduced hundreds of our people into Africa, and that there is reason to believe assuredly, that they will soon have thousands there—that the trade with that country is rapidly increasing—that a respectable church of our own denomination already exists in Monrovia, which is prepared with a Missionary Society there to aid our operations that the natives greatly desire the es. tablishing of schools and the preaching of the go -that Missionaries can be supported there, under these circumstances, for one fourth of the amount requisite for the maintenance of Missionaries in the east, or even on our own frontiers—and that they can immediately commence their work in their own language, may we not hope that some brethren of competent talents will be found to offer themselves for this noble work, and that a spirit of liberality and of prayer, on this behalf, will pervade the churches throughout our happy and prosperous country?
Your Committee have not had sufficient time to give to this subject all the consideration which it demands, yet they indulge the hope that the importanco of the object, and the facilities for obtaining it, thus briefly and imperfectly stated, may, through the blessing of God, serve to awaken the minds of our churches to this subject.
We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions :
Resolved, That this Convention cherish a grateful recollection of the selfdenying labors of our late lamented Missionary to Africa, Rev. Lott Cary; and that we sympathize with his family, the American Colonization Society, and the church at Monrovia, in the loss they have sustained in his death.
Resolved, That it be recommended to the Board, to take measures for supplying the vacancy occasioned by the death of brother Cary, as soon as possible, by an able white Missionary: And that they endeavor to the utmost of their power, to promote the success of this Mission, as one in which the Convention feel a special interest,
S. CORNELIUS, Chairman.
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of
the Baptist denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions, from
43,63 Cash to aid in publishing the Bible in the Burman language, from a friend to the Bible anıl Missionary cause,
15,00 From Dea. J. Loring, Treas. of the Boston Bap. Aux. &c. to be appropriated as follows: For female schools in India,
-440,00 From Juv. Soc. connected with the Fem. Sab. School belonging
to the Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Boston, to aid in the education
of a child at Carey Station by the name of Margaret B. Doyle, 22,00 From Lincoln & Edmands, being profits on first edition of Memoir of Mrs Judson,
350,00 From Burman Fem. Ed. Soc. Boston, to be appropriated exclusive
ly for the education of Burman children, per Mrs C. A. Wilbur, 188,00 From Rev. Elias McGregory, contributed as follows: From people in Suffield, Ct.
31,27 From Agawam, Mass. per Rev. T. Barrett,
10,00 Aslıfield and vicinity,
6,10 Donations from a number of individuals,
2,73 For printing the Bible in Burmah,
-50, 10 John Conant, Esq. being part of a bequest from Mr Stevens for Foreign Missions,
22,00 Mr Hadley, per Mr E. Lincoln, A friend to Africa, avails of Jewelry, for mission to Liberia, per Mr E. Lincoln,
6,00 From the Amer. Tract Soc. to aid in publishing tracts in Burmah, 300,00 T'he Fifth Bap. Ch. in Philadelphia, per Rev. J. L. Dagg, 200,00
Fifty dollars of which are from Rev. Joseph Maylin, for publishing the Bible in the Burman Language-Fifty dollars for In
dian missions in the United States—and teu dollars from a reFrom Mr Wm. Dabney, Treas. of the Virginia Bap. Miss
. Soc. 200,00 Fifty dollars of which are from Dea. Wm. Crane, for printing the New Testament in Burmah, and fifty from Richmood Feni.
Miss. Soc. From the Mulberry-st. Ch. N. York, per Rev. Mr Maclay, 100,00 The Pennsylvania Baptist Miss. Soc. viz. For foreign Missions,
150,00 For domestic Missions,
50,00 Per Rev. Sam'l Huggens, Treas.
-200,00 Georgia Bap. Conv.for For. Missions, per Rev. A. Sherwood, Treas. 400,00
Do. do. do. for printing New Test. in Burmah, do. 50,00 Oliver-St. N. Y. Bap. For. Miss. Soc. by Rev. S. H. Cone, per Mr C. L. Roberts, Treas.
800,00 Members of the Bap. Ch. and congregation at Pemberton, or New
Mills, N. J. for the translation of the Scriptures in the Burman
52,87 South Bap. Ch. in the city of New York, per Rev. C. G. Sommers, 100,00
Fisty dollars of which are from the Fem. Miss. Soc. for pubJishing the Bible in the Burman language, thirty dollars from the Youth's Miss. Soc. in the Sunday school for the support of a female scholar, to receive the name of Sarah Lockwood Sommers, and 20 dollars for publishing tracts in Burmah,
From Bap. For. Miss. Soc. of Salem, N. J. by Rev. Jos. Shepherd, 6,00
Soc. for Burman Fem. schools, from Jane N. Daniel, and Frances
14,00 Bap. Miss. Soc. Baltimore, from Rev. S. W. Lynde, by Rev. Mr Ryland,
36,50 Mr Nathaniel R. Cobb, Boston,
100,00 Bap. Miss. Soc. District of Columbia, per Rev. S. Cornelius, 102,50
Fifteen dollars of the above are from the Africans connected with the First Bap. Ch. in Washington, D.C. for African Mission. Rev. James D. Knowles, it having been contributed by ladies of
the Second Bap. Church and congregation in Boston, to aid in printing the Bible in Burmah,
61,00 Ladies in Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Eaton, N. Y. for Mrs Wade's School, per Rev. J. Peck,
6,50 Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. in Eaton, per Rev. J. Peck,
8,40 Madison, N. Y. Bap. Aux. Soc. &c. per Rev. J. Peck,
112,50 Philadelphia Fem. Dom. and For. Miss. Soc. Auxiliary, &c. per Rev. Dr. Staughton,
200,00 Oliver-st. N. York. Fem. For. Miss. Soc.
220,00 Fifty dollars of the above are to constitute Rev. Mr Cone a subscriber to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah-and fifty dollars as a similar mark of respect to the venerable and Rev. John Stanford-fifty dollars of this sum was contributed by Mrs
Mary Ellis, through Mrs Cauldwell, N. Y. From Cortland, N. Y. Bap. Miss. Soc. Aux. &c. per Rev. A. Bennett, 12,84 East Jersey Bap. Miss. Soc. per Rev. G. F. Webb,
124,00 Whitesboro' Female School Soc. for Mrs Wade's school, per Mr
20,41 Rev. John'Seger, Heightstown, (N. J.) Bap. Ch. collected at the monthly concert, per Rev. W. T. Brantly,
10,00 A widow woman of Nottingham Square, N. J. per W. T. Brantly, 3,00 Rev. Mr Galusha for Bible in Burmah,
10,00 Mrs Sarah Rogers and others, Little Falls, N. Y. for the same object, by Rev. E. Galusha,
7,00 Rev. C. D. Mallory, near Columbia, S. C. for publication of the Scriptures in Burmah, per Rev. N. Davis,
3,50 Rev. N. Davis, being proceeds of sales of Mrs Judson's portrait, 4,00 Bap. Gen. Tract Soc. for publication of tracts in Burmah, per Rev. N. Davis,
51,38 Mr Ceplias Bennett, to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, it
having been contributed by various churches and individuals in the Counties of Cortland, Tompkins, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida, N. Y.
360,80 In addition to the foregoing, various contributions were made to aid Mr and Mrs Bennett, in procuring necessary articles for their outfit to Burmah. The ladies in New York purchased numerous articles for the outfit, and for the Missionaries in Bur. mah; and Mr Stokes, also, presented valuable articles of cloth
ing for Mr Bennett. Sundry individuals in other counties, N. Y. for the above object, 151,00 Rev. E. Loomis, city of Hudson, to aid in printing the Scriptures in the Burman language,
50,00 Bap. Ch. in the city of Hudson, it having been collected at monthly concert for prayer, for printing the Scriptures in the Burman Language, per T. Stokes, Esq.
12,50 Less for exchanging uncurrent money,
9,82 Rev. E. Loomis, as above,