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trifling annual or monthly contribu- must be done quickly. The work tion, which they can spare as well will require the utmost diligence as not, and a few stated prayers that not of one, or two or half a dozen God's kingdom may come? They solitary laborers, but of multitudes. cannot feel as we do who see the It cannot be accomplished by conheathen in all their wretchedness, tributions, be they ever so liberal, but they can read their Bibles. or prayers, be they ever so holy; men They can pray on their knees to must come, men full of faith and of God, and ask him what he would the Holy Ghost must come, and have them to do. They can con- study, and labor, and preach, and, template the example and precepts perhaps, suffer. When we think of of our blessed Redeemer, and ask the centuries that have rolled away what they require. They can look since Jesus suffered, and the exforward to the judgment day, and ceedingly limited extent of Chrisconsider what the scrutiny of that tianity, while we most fervently imday will demand of them. When I plore God's grace for the heathen, look back to the hours I spent in we cannot but also beg of Him, to considering whether I should be forgive Christians for their apathy come a missionary to the heathen, I and inactivity in an enterprise so wonder and am astonished at my dear to God, so immeasurably imself. May God pardon me that I portant to man. And while we beg hesitated so long. What! love the forgiveness of what is past, we pray Saviour and hesitate about making for guidance and activity in future his salvation known to millions of efforts. We do not say cease your benighted men! Love him, and contributions, or cease your prayers hesitate to obey his last cominand! |-but while you give your property Situated as I am now, alone, in the and your supplications to such a midst of millions of idolaters hast- cause, give yourselves also. Pray ening like myself to death and judg- for us, and come and help us. ment, I want to raise my feeble Dear brother, I pray you, stir up voice and let it resound till it should the disciples of Christ to this enterreach my antipodes, and cry, Breth- prise—with all the might that God ren, awake! awake!-call upon God, shall give.-Have you not some men that, as he has had mercy on you, in your church who love the Reand given you a title to heaven, he deemer's cause, and the souls of would also have compassion on your their fellow-beings, enough to come fellow-beings, and save them from up to the help of the Lord against hell. The time is come when Zion the mighty ? Get them to consider must arise and shine, and if you it. There are many young men of altogether hold your peace, deliver- sterling worth, who have just enterance shall arise from some other ed or are about to enter the minisquarter, and the delight of doing try at home—who have never had God's service shall be denied you. one serious thought whether it was Awake, and come to our aid, ye not their duty to become missionayoung men who would part with life ries to the heathen.—If men do not rather than the hopes you cherish. think, how can they act? When Do you believe God, when he says called to any important station at bis "Son shall have the heathen for home, they think, and think deeply, his inheritance?” The inheritance whether they shall accept it. Why of the Saviour shall believe on him, will they not think about poor,
miserbut “ how shall they believe on him able, deluded, perishing pagans? I of whom they have not heard ? and conjure them, by every thing that is how shall they hear without sacred, not to ask where they can preacher?” Do, dear brethren, re- best enjoy themselves, and have most member time is short. The heathen spiritual privileges--but where are are dying by thousands, if not by they called by the command of millions, every year. What you do, Christ, the claims of humanity, andi
the awards of eternity! “The Lord | we want help. We want a white give them wisdom."
man of bright talents and good eduTruly yours,
cation ; and I verily believe one may JNO. TAYLOR Jones. come with safety, if acclimated at Rev. H. Malcom.
Bassa. We have three men here
that might be employed with advanP.S. In my opi it deserves tage. The first organized Tempervery serious consideration whether ance Society in the Colony was laymen, in considerable numbers, formed at Edina, January 1. In ought not to devote themselves to 20 days including to-day, we have the service of the heathen by a per- obtained two hundred and sixty-one sonal residence among them. A signers to total abstinence. I obmerchant, such as Mr. W. was in tained seventy-seven signers in a France, with a knowledge of the lan- meeting at Caldwell, Tuesday eveguage, and Christian books in bis ning last. There is some attention hand, might have access to thousands to the things of religion there.
May whom a missionary would never see, God bless you, and the Board and and exert an influence which a mis- Society with which you stand consionary could not, inasmuch as they nected, and if you do any thing here, (the natives) think the propagation direct you by his providence to do of religion is a missionary's trade. it in the best manner for his glory An American merchant here would and the advancement of truth, is the be regarded with much favor, as the earnest prayer of your affectionate Siamese are very fond of foreign brother in Christ, articles; as cloths, hardware, &c.,
EZEKIEL SKINNER. and are particularly desirous of see
Rev. Lucius BOLLES. ing American vessels. Now would be a favorable time, as the Ameri In a posteeript dated March 3, 1835, cans have just formed a treaty of Dr. S. suhjoins,amity and cominerce with Siam. No fears need be entertained regarding Caldwell of twelve members,seven of
A church has been constituted at success in their business.
whom have been recently baptized:
fourteen or fifteen more, meinbers Liberia.
of other churches, we expect will
join us soon. We have obtained to DR. SKINNER TO DR. BOLLES.
the total abstinence pledge in respect Monrovia, Jan. 19, 1835. to ardent spirit, five hundred and
three in two months and two days; Dear Sir, I would inform you, that a Baptist that article, that for a month past
and it is agreed by three venders of church was formed the last week in they have not sold more than a ninth December, at Edina, of thirteen per- or tenth part as much spirit, they sons that came out in the expedition usually have in the same length of from Pennsylvania, to be settled
time. at Port Cresson, in Bassa Cove, eight males and five females. This is
Xndian Stationg. the fourth Baptist church in the colony. Five were baptized on Saturday, 17th, at Caldwell, and a church REV. EVAN JONES TO DR. will be formed there on the second
BOLLES. Friday in February, unless it should Valley Towns, C. N. April 7, 1835. be thought best to do it before. Our present calculation is to form an Rev. and dear Brother, Association on the ird Friday of We have, just closed a series of February, which will probably be meetings of three days' continuance, the First Baptist Association ever This appointment was made for the formed in Africa. We are poor, and purpose of bidding the brethren fare
as we can.
well, preparatory to my starting for, present year for this cause."
The venethe General Convention.
rable Jesse Mercer, in a letter to the CorThe prospect at present is quite responding Secretary, dated Washington encouraging. Attention to the Gos- June 3, speaking of the meeting of the pel is gradually and steadily increas- Georgia State Convention, says, “ All was ing. At the meetings which we harmony and brotherly love.
The inhave just closed, applications were made from seven different settle- creaseu interest felt was manifest in the ments for preaching, besides those increased funds sent up for the various at which we statedly attend. Two objects before the Convention. In view of the places are 40 and 50 miles of the resolve to raise at least $100,000 distant, and the others from 16 to 30 this year by the General Convention, our miles.
Convention resolved to make an effort to Not being able to attend all these raise $3000 of that sum.” The Rev. J. places regularly, we have concluded Hartwell, who was appointed by the to visit them occasionally as often Board to an Agency at the South, has
also received several unequivocal tokens The members of the church generally appear to be advancing in the of the favor with which the plan is re
He divine life. Many are quite humble, garded by our southern brethren. devoted Christians. Family wor-writes thus: ship is regarded as a sacred duty,
Soon after my return I was relatand the fruits of family religion are ing the circumstances of the meetfrequently witnessed in the conver-ing, with our pro pects and the . sion of the children and other $100,000 resolution, to a brothbranches of professing families.
er at his fire-side, when he, of his The political troubles which at this
own accord, presented me with a time disturb the cominunity, may hundred dollar bill, to carry forward seem to forbid the hope that much the noble object. Another put into attention could be directed to any my hand forly dollars, &c. other object; but the fact is, that persuaded that nothing but informamoral and intellectual culture, do- tion and effort is wanting, to bring mestic industry and domestic virtue forth from South Carolina Baptists are making rapid advances among their full proportion of the hundred them.
thousand. Neither do I believe I am, Rev. and dear Sir, your obe- that the other southern States will dient servant in the Gospel,
be behind their more favored sisters Evan JONES. at the north.
Mr. COLUMBUS F. STURGIS, ord. The Resolve of the Convention to “en
missionary to the Cherokees, at Augusta, deavor, by the blessing of God, to raise Geo. March 8, 1835. at least $100,000 during the coming year, the Baptist church in Middletown, April 2.
Mr. TRUMAS (). JUDD, ord. pastor of for the purpose of sending the Gospel to
Mr. LEMUEL COVELL, ord. pastor of the heathen," has been met, so far as ye the Baptist church in Athens, N. Y. have learned, with decided approbation. April 23. It is stated in the Baptist Register that,
Mr. William H. DALRYMPLE, ord, at the Anniversary meeting of the New pastor of the Baptist church in Abington,
April 29. York Baptist Association in May, the Mr. RICHARD N. HERNDON, ord. Rev Mr. Dunbar announced to the As- evangelist at Long Branch, Fauquier Co. sociation that “the church in McDougal Virg: May 25.
Mr. Lorenzo 0. COVELL, ord. pas. street (N. Y. city,) of which he was pas. tor of the Baptist church in West Boylstor, had resolved to raise $1,000 thel ton, June 3.
Account of Moneys, received in Donations, by the Treasurer of the General
Conrention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States, for Foreign
Missions, from April 15 to June 15, 1835.
aid in publisbing Tracts in Burmah, by Rev. Otis Briggs, $100,00 The Young Ladies Retrencbment Soc. of Federal Street Bap
tist Church, for support of native Burman teachers, by a
132,00 Male and Female Missionary Society of Andover, Vt. from Rev. Joel Manning, by hand of A. B. Foster, Esq.
23,00 Mr. Joseph Fogg, Readfield, Me. Treas. Kennebec Anx. For.
Miss. Soc. by band of Mr. J. Lambert, for the education of
214,00 Miss Betsey Sprague, of Altleboro', for Jewelry,
4.50 Mrs. H. Taft, 1; a friend in Wrentham, 1;
2,00 by Rev. J. E. Forbush,
6,50 Sunbury, Ga. Fem. Cent Soc. by Prof. Ripley,
51,25 Rev. J. Billings, Addison, Me. hy Capt. J. Reynolds,
10,00 Dea. J. Briggs, of Colerain, Mass. for Lur. Tracts, 1; Bur. Schools, 1; by H. Thompson, Esq.
2,00 Catskill, N. Y. Bap. Ch. by W. A. Wilson,
11,00 N. J. State Convention, by P. P. Runyon, Treas.
Miss. 1831 & 5, 100; from same, to educate Aan H. Jud.
94,11 Col. at Mon. Con. in Brockville, U. C. for Bur. Miss.
10.00 Lewis Porter, Treas. Seneca Co. Miss. Soc.
80.00 J. Nickerson, Treas. Madison Bap. For. Miss. Soc. 600,00 by W. Colgate, Esq.
-1207,11 Cumberland, Me. For. Miss. Soc. Aux. &c. W. R. Stockbridge,
Treas. viz. S. School Ist. Ch. Brunswick, 6,10; Fem. Bur. Soc.
12,00; Col. at Bath, 5,37; Fein. Prim. Soc. N. Yarmouth, 21; 175,10 Fem. Bur. Miss. Soc. Kingsville, Ohio, by Rev. A. Chapin,
20,00 Mrs. A. P. Stanghton, for Phil. Fem. Bur. Ed. Soc. to educate William and Maria Staughton,
100,00 Phil. Fem. Bib. Soc. for Bur. Bible, by Mrs. E. C. Allen,
100,00 2d Bap. Ch. Phil. for Bur. Bib. by Rev. I. M. Allen,
100,00 Bap. Gen. Tract Soc. for Bur. Tracts, by do. A gent,
300,00 W. Winterton, Esq. for support of Ko Thah-a, 3d payment,
100,00 Avails of Jewelry, by a family in Richmond, Va.
2,00 American Bible Society for Bibles in the Burman Empire,
1000,00 Dea. Levi Morrill, Treas. enobscot Aux. For. Miss. Soc.
214,00 Friends at Puwclion, Ga. for Bur. Bib. 25; Friends in Sparta, Ga.
5,08 for Bur. Bib.; Mr. G. Leaves of Milledgeville, Ga. for Bur. Bib.
536; Mr. G. Camp, of Ga. 3, for Bur. Miss.; Rev. E. Battle, of
716,00 Bib. Class, Frankfort, Pa. Bap. Ch. in aid of the Karens, by I. Mulford, Treas. &c.
10,00 Juv. Ind. Miss. Soc. 5th Bap. Ch. Philad. Mrs. E. A. Crosby, Treas. 62,00 Rev. Alfred Bennett, collected by him as agent of the Board, 818,19 Gennesee Bap. Assoc. by Rev. J. Clark, of Batavia,
115,00 For. Miss. Soc. of Holland Purchase, N. Y. by Rev. E. Tucker, of Buffalo,
300,00 Miss. Soc. of South Bap. Ch. N. Y. by Rev. C. G. Sommers, 225,00 Ladies in do. for sup. of Fem. School in Ava, by do.
100,00 Also a box of sundries for same, valued at $75. Ladies of the For. Miss. Soc. of Ist Bap. Soc. Providence, R. I. for support of Ko Thah-a,
100,00 Rev. D. Witt, by the Churches of which he is pastor,
100,00 Monnt Tirzalı, Shiloh, Ash Camp, Mossingford and Antioch, Va. Churches, by Rev. G. Mason, pastor,
100,00 Scholars in Milton Street Sab. Sch. Boston, by Mr. Cobb,
2,06 Fem. Hasseltine Miss. Soc. of King and Q. Co. Va. Mrs. C. W. Ryland, Sec.
100,00 Bap. Fein. For. Miss. Soc. Amity Street, N. Y. Mary Edwards, Treasurer,
105,00 Youth's Miss. Soc. 2d Bap. Ch. Richmond, Va. I. Rust, Treas. 221,82 Penn. Bap. For. Miss. Soc. Rev. S. Hoggens, Treas.
200,00 East Jersey Bap. For. Miss. Soc. by Rev. G. S. Webb,
130,00 Bap. Fem. Miss. Soc. of Baltimore, Md. by Rev. J.G. Binney, 100,00 Brooklyn, N. Y. Fem. Jus. Bur. Sch. Soc. to educate Sarahi Boardman, 4th payment, Mrs. S. Crosby, Treas.
22,00 Bap. Ch. Great Valley, Penn. by Rev. L. Fletcher, pastor,
100,00 Evangelical Soc. Columbian College, by Dr. Chapiu,
100,00 Youth's For. Miss. Soc. Portsmouih, Va. to educate a heathen youth to be named Thomas Hume,
25,00 Bap. Ch. Portsmouth, Va. per Rev. Thos. Hume,
75,00 Fem. Miss. Soc. Ist Bap. Ch. Philadelphia, per Rev. W. T. Brantley, 200,00 Bap. Ch. McDougal St. New York, by Rev. D. Dunbar, pastor, 100,00 Soc. of Inquiry of Vir. Bap. Seminary, by Rev. W. F. Nelson, 100,00 Mr. J. Rorer, of Frankford, Pa. per Rev. I. M. Allen,
5,00 Dea. and Mrs. Laphain, or Hamilton, N. Y., parents of Mrs. Wade, 15,00 Ladies in Bap. Cong. Cheneyville, La. for bur. Bib.—Rev. J. B. Smith, 100,00 Richmond, Va. African Bap. Miss. Soc. to support a colored missionary in Africa,
156,82 Va. Bap. Miss. Soc. for Bur. Misg. 354,14–Bur. Bible 54,55—African Mis. 82, 73–General purposes 400,79, 892,21 by A. Thomas, Treas.
1049,03 Bur. Bib. Soc. Bruington, K. & Q. Co. Va. A. Fleet, Treas.
30,00 J. Withers, Esq. of Alexandria, D. C. sor Bur. Miss.
50,00 G. Scruggs, of Huntsville, Ala., for Bur. Miss. by Rev. C. C. P. Crosby, 5,00 Bap. Fem. Mis. Soc. Brooklyn, N. Y, by Rev. L. Howard,
200,00 For. Mis. Soc. 1st. Bap. Ch. Richmond, Va. for Miss. to China, 169,65 Burinan schools,
30,35 by James Sizer, Esq.
200,00 Goose Creek Ch. (of Ketochton Assuc.) by Rev. W. F. Broaddus, 5,00 Dr. W. Gwathney, King William Co. Va.,
5,00 Miss Harriet Hadley, Nashville, N. C. for Bur. Bible,
2,00 Karen Soc. Society Hill, $. C. 45,-Rev. R. Napier, Bennotisville,S.C.5, 50,00 Fem. Mon. Concert for Bur. Bible, per Rev. J. C. Furman,
10,00 Sansom St. Phil. Bap. Fein. Soc. for sup. of For. Ev. Miss., for sund's, 466,00 Bap. Ch. New Market St. Phil., per Rev. J. H. Kennarı,
60,00 Children Mr. R. P. Anderson of Washington, D.C., besides 3 rings, 14,00 Rev. J. E. Welch of N. J.
5,00 Fem. Karen Soc. Upper Alton, III. 20,25—contributed by others, 3,75, by Rev. J. M. Peck,
24,00 Miss Martha Booker, Amelia, Va. 5,00—Rev. V. M. Mason, 5,00, 10,00