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more tranquil, and it is now hoped that,, one printer, one female assistant, one native the labours of the missionaries will be less assistant, and about 90 scholars. Two embarrassed. Cherokees: five stations books have been printed in the Bassa lanand two out-stations; one while preacher guage. and five native preachers; one printer; four BURMESE AND Karens. --The missions of teachers, of whom two are females, and the Board amongst the Burmese and Ka. one female assistant; about 1000 church rens embrace about fifteen stations and as members, of whom 271 by baptism and three many sub-stations; seven preachers, two by letter were added during the sixteen preachers and printers, three preachers and months preceding Nov. 1842. “A portion teachers, one bookbinder, fourteen female of their national fund is appropriated to the assistants, upwards of fifty native assistants ; support of public schools ; and ten such upwards of 2000 church members reported, schools, under the direction of a superintend. and it is supposed that between 2000 and ent appointed by the National Council, have | 3000 Karen converts are not yet associated been sustained during the past year. In-into churches; between 200 and 300 scholars creasing attention is also paid to agriculture, reported; and 352,000 pages printed. The and the mechanic arts, and to the comforts native converts at some of the stations havo of domestic life.”—Creeks : about 200 have formed missionary societies, and nearly twen. been baptized during the year; “religious ty of the native assistants have been support. meetings are conducted by two black men, ed by their funds. It is expected that in a both slaves." “ In regard to the re-estab- few more years “the churches will support all lishment of a mission among the Creeks, Mr. their own teachers ; and so soon as the mis. Joncs (of the Cherokee mission, who visitedsion is able to give a suitable education to the Creeks in Sept. 1842,) apprehends no these teachers, the teachers and the church. serious embarrassment.”—Choctaws: one es will be able to act of themselves inde. preacher and teacher and his wife ; church pendently of the missionaries.” At present, members, 83, of whom 27 were added during however, " the amount of scriptural know
year; scholars, 20, of whom 11 are board. ledge acquired by even the most successful ers; two natives were licensed to preach of the native preachers is exceedingly small;" the gospel.
but they are considered very interesting puFrance. Seven stations are reported in pils. France, with one missionary, one female as. Siam.—The mission at Bangkok has a sistant, and ten native preachers and assist-| Chinese and a Siamese department; two ants ; members in thirteen churches, about preachers, one preacher and printer, four fe. 210, of whom 17 are reported as having been male assistants, two native assistants; thir. added during the last year. Four colpor- teen Chinese church members; and a small teurs are employed.
Siamese school. A considerable amount of GERMANY and DENMARK.—Nine stations printing has been executed. are reported, with thirteen preachers and Cuna.-Two stations are reported on the assistants; 304 church members are report. island of Hong-Kong, with three preachers, ed at Hamburgh and other places in the one physician, two female assistants, and one German states, and 179 in the Danish native assistant. Two chapels have been churches. The proceedings of the mission. erected at Hong-Kong, and a mission-house. aries have been much embarrassed by the | About 100 Chinese attend religious worship intolerant and persecuting conduct of the in one of the chapels, and a small congregacivil rulers.
tion of English and Americans at the other, Greece.—Stations are reported at Corfu nine of whom, besides the missionaries, are and Patras, with two preachers, three fe church members. male assistants, and one native assistant.
ARRAKAN.—This mission consists of three Three baptisms are reported, and about 60 stations, four preachers, one of wbom, Mr. scholars.
Kincaid, is now in this country, four female WEST AFRICA.—Stations at Eding and assistants, several native assistants, 344 Ka. Berkley, among the Bassas, with three ren church members, and about 40 Burmese. preachers, one of whom is in this country, | One of the missionaries had about 30 Karen
students for the ministry under his carc | presented as being in a flourishing condi. during the rainy season.
tion.” Assam.—Three stations are reported; three INDIAN Tribes.— In connection with the preachers, one printer, four female assistants, | Oregon Mission we observe the names of four native assistants ; about 100 scholars. seven prcachers, and eleven lay missionaries ; Several books have been published, and it is and one of the missionaries states that about expected that the whole New Testament, in 500 of the Indians “are now in communion Assamese, will be prepared for publication with the Methodist E. Church.” The Re. during the current year.
port mentions, however, that a few of the Teloogoos, in South India.—There is missionaries had left the mission; and it one station at Nellore, with two preachers, seems that “unfavourable reports” had been two female assistants, and two native assist. made concerning its prospects. Recently ants. Scholars not reported.
another superintendent has proceeded to the Receipts. Donations, legacies, &c., Oregon country, charged with authority to $47,141 06; from the U. S. Government, make full inquiries and arrangements touchfor Indian schools, $4400; from the Amc- | ing the welfare of the mission. rican and Foreign Bible Society, $6000 ; Amongst various tribes on the borders of from the American Tract Society, $2200. || the United States there are missions con. Present balance against the Board, $14, nected with several Conferences. The 859 16.
church members, we presume Indian conPUBLICATIONS. Missionary Magazine, | verts, as enumerated in the Report, belong about 5000 copies ; the Macedonian, a small to the following missions, viz. Shawnee misnewspaper, over 20,00 copies; Annual Re- sion, 163; Delaware, 95; Kickapoo, 42; port, besides its publication in the Magazine, Peoria, and Potawatomie, 45; Kansas, no re1000 copies.
port; Indian Manual Labour School, out of about one hundred pupils, 37; Choctaw, 921;
Upper and Lower Cherokee 1349; Seneca, 4; The Methodist Missiouary
Creek, 450; Oneida, 47; Brothertown, 106; Society.
Wyandott, 200; Oneida and Onondaga, 53;
besides sixteen others, either of small Western AFRICA.-" The Annual Con. numbers reported, or designated by names ference of the Liberia Mission numbers, ac. which do not indicate the tribes, and embraccording to the Minutes of 1843, twenty | ing together 339 members. The names preachers, all of whom are coloured except of the missionaries are not generally given brothers Chase and Pingree. It has a mem- in the Report; and from the missions being bership ranging between eight and nine connected with the Conferences, it may be hundred.” Mr. Chase has been called to inferred that the same system is adopted for his reward since the above paragraph in the the religious instruction of the Indians, which Report was written. Mr. Pingree has re- prevails commonly in the Methodist Episcoturned to this country, and Mr. Seys bas pal Church—the leading feature of which is gone back to Africa as superintendent of the that of an itinerant ministry.—The Manual mission. About 40 natives had professed | Labour School, reported above, appears to converting grace,' during Mr. Chase's la- be in a prosperous condition. Two acade. bours in the mission.
mies among the Choctaws have been placed South America.—At Buenos Ayres, the under the care of the Society, towards which mission has been resumed, and one mission. the Indians have appropriated $12,500 per ary has been appointed to that city; some annum, and the Society $2000 per annum, gentlemen there having pledged $1000 per so long as the control and direction remain year for his support.
in their hands. These arrangements cover Texas. -" The Texas Conference now the space of twenty years to come.
Besides statione 36 preachers. It has a white mem. these, another academy is to be under the bership of 3162, coloured 536, and 40 local control of the General Council of the Choc. preachers, making the aggregate number in taw nation, and four female seminaries are society 3738. The nett increase for the last to be under the care of the missionaries of year is 956. The Rutersville College is re." the American Board-making seven in all,
established and mainly supported by the In. Turkey.—Stations at Constantinople, dians themselves. This is certainly an en. Smyrna, Broosa, Trebizond, and Erzeroom; couraging proof of their advancement in ci- eighteen missionaries, all married but one ; vilization.
fisteen native helpers. “The chief labours STATE OF THE TREASURY.-Receipts for of the mission are for the Armenians....but the year ending April 201h, 1843, for foreign the Greeks are not forgotten......One member and domestic missions, $109,452 17 ; debt of the mission devotes his time to the Jews,” of the Society $35,583 67. The amount and the sum of £2162 has been placed at received and expended for foreign missions the disposal of this branch of the mission by is not distinguished from that for domestic the Jews’ Committee of the Church of Scot. missions—both being under the direction of land, to be devoted to circulating the He. the same Society.
brew-Spanish Scriptures, &c. An edition
of 3000 copies of the Old Testament transAmcrican Board of Foreign lated into that language by Mr. Schauffler, Missions.
has been printed at Vienna, besides other AFRICA.—Among the Zulus in South works. The whole number of pages issued Africa, there are three stations, lwo mission. at Smyrna, in four languages, was 7,116,400. aries, one physician, and their wives. This The book distribution at Smyma and Con. mission is to be discontinued.-In Western stantinople has been quite large; at the lat. Africa, there are stations at Cape Palmas ter city, "twice as large as in any former and Gaboon, near the equator, with three year." Nearly 200 scholars are in the va. missionaries, one printer, and three female rious schools, of whom one-third are girls. assistant missionaries. The station at Ga. The desire of cducation has led some, who boon has been formed within the year, and could not be received because of the limited is one of much interest. The Gaboon peo- funds of the mission, to seek instruction in ple, and two tribes residing amongst them, the Jesuit school.-An important work of form a population of about 25,000 within grace is in progress among the Armenians. thirty miles of the coast, speaking a language The spirit of religious inquiry is on the in. of their own, and superior in civilization to crease, and is even more encouraging " from the Grebos and other windward tribes. Their the character of the persons, and from the government is mild, and the rights of person numerous places in the empire in which they and property are respected. Though the have their abode,” than from the numbers people are docile and anxious for instruction, who are thus influenced. Some obstruction they are heathens in their character, morals, was caused to the religious services of the &q One of the missionaries had penetrated missionaries, by the opposition of some Arseventy miles into the interior, and found the medians formerly reckoned as brethren, country everywhere open for missionary la. whose change of conduct is attributed" to bours. He met with some of the Pangwe their forming an acquaintance with individ. people, from a country much further inland, uals who had imbibed errors which now who are described as a fine race of men, and threaten the peace and unity of the Episco. who spoke of their country as mountainous, pal churches of England and America." healthy, and populous—and of their coun. | Notwithstanding this persecution, the protrymen as not addicted to the use of rum or gress of this religious movement among the tobacco, nor at all concerned in the slave. Armenians is full of encouragement, as is trade. At Gaboon, there are 50 or 60 scho. i evinced by extracts from the communicalars, and religious services were well attend. tions of the missionaries given in the Report. ed. At Cape Palmas there is a small school. SYRIA.—There are stations at Beirut and The other stations in that vicinity have been Abeih, on Mount Lebanon ; five mission. transferred to the Episcopal mission. aries, two physicians, and one printer, siz
Greece.—There is ono station, at Athens, of whom are married; and seven native with two missionaries and their wives. Pub. helpers. The Report gives various reasons lic preaching has been maintained, and 908, || to show that this mission should not be 000 pages of books have been printed-mak- abandoned, which cannot easily be stated in ing 6,525,500 pages from the beginning of a brief form. Some of the former missionthe mission.
aries having returned to this country, the
station at Jerusalem has been suspended, and The Madras Mission has three stations, some other changes contemplated which will four missionaries, one of whom, Dr. Scudder, give greater influence to the mission-parti- is in this country, one printer, and their wives; cularly with reference to the Druze popula- || three native helpers, 616 scholars, 35 church tion. Ofworks printed, there were 1,708,000 members. This mission was instituted “to pages, and about 300 pupils in the schools. do the principal part of the printing necessary
Nestorians.—The Board had two mis- | in the Tamil missions,"_" the Madras, Ma. sionaries among the Nestorians,—the oldest dura and Ceylon missions being all to a peoamongst those tribes of that people who live ple alike in religion, language, manners, and in Western Persia; the other amongst the customs.”—Mr. Winslow writes that he had Mountain Tribes, who were independent. I never known the native community of MaThese tribes have lately been reduced to sub-dras so full of the spirit of inquiry on the sub. jection by the neighbouring Mohammedan ject of Christianity." powers, with much loss of life, and under cir- The Madura Mission comprises six stacumstances which have awakened a deep and tions, six missionaries, seven female assistant painful interest in their unhappy fate. Amongst missionaries, one native preacher, thirty-five them there were three missionaries, and one native helpers ; 4035 scholars, of whom 200 physician, and their wives.
are boarding pupils : church members, not reAmongst the Nestorians in Persia, there is ported; stated hearers on the Sabbath, upa station at Ooroomiah, with seven mission- | wards of 1000. aries, one printer, eight female assistant mis- The Ceylon Mission has seven stations, and sionaries, and twelve native helpers, of whom five out-stations, ten missionaries, of whom two six are preachers. The Rev. Mr. Perkins, of are in this country, Messrs. Hoisington and this mission, and Mar Yohannan, who visited Eckard, one physician, one printer, eleven fe. this country, have returned to Doroomiah. male assistant missionaries, two native The mission still enjoys favour with both the preachers, thirty-eight native helpers ; 4007 ecclesiastics and the people.—In schools and scholars, of whom 120 are in female boardthe seminary, 851 are under instruction ; ofing.schools ; 184 boys in the seminary, and printing, 832,900 pages.
373 in English schools; church members, 358; [Want of space will compel us to abridge our || average attendance on public worship, more notices of the other missions of this Board.] than 2000.—“The regulation restricting the
INDIA.—The Bombay Mission has two sta- advantages of the seminary at Batticotta to tions, and three missionaries, two of whom are those who furnish their own clothing, and give married. Printing in Mahratta and Goojuo. satisfactory security for the payment of their rattee, 1,792,000 pages; boarding-scholars, board in yearly instalments after the comple. 15 girls; scholars in the other schools, not tion of their seminary course, is going into reported ; admissions to the church, 5. Some quiet operation. Two classes have been adattention has been given to the Israelites, whomitted on those terms.”—-Fifteen of the receive the missionaries cordially. Bombay || pupils in the female boarding school were ad. is considered as the chief centre of influence mitted to church membership last year. for the Mahratta population.
Siam.—Two stations in Bangkok, six mis. The Ahmednuggur Mission consists of two sionaries, seven female assistant missionaries; stations, four missionaries, one teacher, five Chinese boys in boarding-school, 12; two female assistant missionaries, eight native printing presses kept in operation, but returns helpers, and 33 church members, more than not given. A wide field is open for the dishalf of whom were admitted during the year. tribution of religious books; and the mission. An interesting degree of religious inquiry has aries are at liberty to go where they please, been awakened among a caste of Hindus, call and preach the gospel, and distribute the bread ed the Mahars—which is the more worthy of of life, no man forbidding them. notice because it is another illustration of the China. Three stations, Canton, Hong. manner in which the true religion will ultimate-Kong, and Amoy; five missionaries, one of ly subvert idolatry in that country, by its in. whom is in this country; one printer, and fluence on entire classes of the people. Many three female assistant missionaries. Tho of these Mahars appear to be inquiring what Committee consider Hong-Kong the best they must do to be saved, while other classes place for the printing establishment, where a around them are quite indifferent to the subject. || stone building has been erected for the mis.
sion, but incline to prefer native settlements | preacher, three assistant missionaries, and ton for the other labours of the missionaries. Dr. female assistants, two native catechists; Abeel has been much encouraged by the at- church members, 459, of whom more than a tention of the Chinese to the doctrines of the hundred were admitted last year; scholars, gospel at Amoy. Two of the missionaries 210; boarding scholars, 54. The National from Borneo have been authorized to remove Council has appropriated $26,300 annually for to the China mission.
the support of academies and female schools SINGAPORE.—The mission at this place is see under Methodist Missions above. Three to be discontinued; only the printer and his Choctaw young men are pursuing studies with. wife are there to close the mission.
reference to the ministry of the gospel.—The
Pawnee mission has one missionary with his BORNEO.—Two stations ; six missionaries,
wife. Additional missionaries are greatly and six female assistant missionaries; two or three small schools. The Committee call for needed. The Oregon mission has three stamore missionaries to labour among the Dyaks. tions, three missionaries and their wives, and
one physician ; scholars, about 250. A conSandwich Islands.-We regret that our
siderable number, it is thought, have become notice of this large and successful mission
true converts. The attendance on public wormust be so brief. It comprises nineteen sta.
ship is large, when the Indians are not on tions on five islands, twenty-five ordained and their hunting grounds ; and their general confourteen lay missionaries, all of them married dition is improving.—The Siour mission has but one, four female teachers, and two native three stations, three missionaries, and three preachers; church members in regular stand
lay assistants, with their wives, and one other ing, in June, 1842, 19,210, of whom 2443 female assistant missionary; printing, 818,400 were admitted in the preceding year ; scho
pages.—The Ojibwa mission has three stalars, between 18,000 and 19,000; boarding pu- tions, four missionaries, and two lay assistants, pils, 319 ; printing, 13,394,600 pages. The with their wives, and one other female as, missionaries make a favourable report of the
sistant missionary ; scholars, about 60; at one piety of the church members. Three large of the stations thrce persons were added to churches have been built, one of them of stone, the church.—The Stockbridge mission has 95 feet by 42, another 137 by 72: and six
one missionary and his wife ; church members, others commenced-all by the natives; three about 50. One Indian of this tribe is now at of the churches contributed during the year
a theological seminary. – The New York more than $3800 for various purposes. The Indian mission bas four stations, four missioneducation of the people is on the advance. Al aries, and one teacher, with their wives, four school system is established by law over all female teachers, and one native helper ; the islands. Thirty-six of the most intelli- church members, 234 ; scholars, about 250. gent and promising natives are employed as
-The Abenaquis mission has one native subordinate religious teachers. These may preacher, and 41 church members. be considered the germ of a native ministry.
Receipts. During the year ending July There is thought to be a steady improvement 31, 1843, $244,224 43; debt at that time in the moral habits of the people, though the
$13,022 82. French compulsory treaty, requiring the ad. mission of intoxicating liquors, has threaten. ed much injury. To counteract this evil, a
Other Societies, temperance movement was simultaneously The Free. Will Baptist Church has mismade, headed by the king and the chiess.- sions the province of Orissa, India, but we Romanism is not thought to be gaining ground. have no returns of their condition. We are – The independence of these islands is now under the impression that three or four misrecognized, and they are a Christian nation— sionares are stationed at two or three places. chiefly made what they are, through the bless
The Evangelical Lutheran Church has a ing of God, by the missionary labours of the mission ainong the Teloogoos in South In. Church of Christ.
dia, commenced about a year ago with ono Indian Tribes.—The Choctaw mission has missionary. Recently another missionary has six stations, four missionaries, one licensed | embarked, to labour in the same field.