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Pub. Jan 1825, for the Congregational Magazine, by B.J. Holdsworth, St Pauls Church Yard




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ммммммм The Rev. GREVILLE EWING, The Directors of the East India of whom we have furnished this Company were repeatedly petimonth a striking and approved tioned and memorialised on the likeness, is a native of Edinburgh, subject, but permission to proceed where he was born in 1767. to India was most peremptorily Though originally destined by his refused. From one of the meparents for a secular profession, morials, presented to the Directors so decidedly was his mind directed in their joint names, we extract to the Christian ministry, that, the following spirited passage, reafter having served an appren- joicing that the dispositions of the ticeship, he entered the University Directors are now changed, or of Edinburgh, where he passed that it is no longer in their power through the regular course of study to prevent the introduction of the appointed by the Church of Scot- Gospel into India. land, and in the year 1792 was “''he history of the world does not aflicensed to preach the Gospel in ford a similar instance of conduct. Twenty

four English merchants, of splendid forthe Established Church by the

tunes, men of a liberal education, and of Presbytery of Hamilton. After enlarged minds, and who will receive credit preaching a few months as a pro- from the world for a considerable bare of bationer, he was ordained minister

philanthropy; men professing the Chris

tian religion, and consequently believing of Lady Glenorchy's Chapel, Edin

that it is unspeakably superior to every burgh, in 1793, as colleague with other, and has the most powerful tendency the Rev. Dr. Jones, who still oc to promote the happiness of mankind, and cupies that charge.

by the providence of God invested with

sovereign authority over the populous proAbout the year 1796, when at

vinces in Hindostan. That men in such a tention was so powerfully awaken- situation, and with such advantages, should ed to missionary objects, a plan

be unwilling to permit Christianity (the reof a mission to India was formed

ligion they themselves profess) to be carried by Robert Haldane, Esq. of Ar

to that country, and should appear to wish

to shut up twelve millions of people from threy, near Stirling. The parties the benefits of that religion which conprincipally engaged in this under- duces greatly to their present comfort,

and secures their eternal blessedness, is taking were Mr. Haldane, the an

unique in the annals of mankind. The reRev. David Bogue, of Gosport, cords of nations contain nothing like it, the Rev. William Innes, then one nor has language terms 10 express it. of the ministers of Stirling, and

Every other State, Protestant and Catholic, Mr. Ewing. It was proposed that

which has had foreign colonies and settle

ments, has procured and employed misthey and their families should go

sionaries to instruct the natives in the out to some part of Bengal, and principles of Christianity. This las becn there spend their lives in propaga

the case for the last two hundred years ; ting the Gospel. The entire ex

and an exception cannot be produced. If

at the end of the eighteentla century the pense of the mission was to have

Directors of the East India Company rebeen defrayed by Mr. Haldane. fuse liberty to persons who wish to under


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