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EDINBURGH MissionART Soci- | in that language. Both Mr.
Brunton and Mr. Paterson seem "HE Edinburgh Missionary to have made considerable pro
Society held their seventh gress in the language of the Anniversary Meeting, in Lady country, as they mention their Glenorchy's Chapel, when an conversations with the natives, excellent sermon was preached who, they think, are not so preby the Rev. David Black, one judiced against Christianity, as of the Ministers of Edinburgh, when they first went among from Phil. ii. 21. “ For all seek them. their ow!, not the things which As soon as the Missionaries are Jesus Christ's.” After ser- fixed on a place for their resimon, a report of the proceed-dence, they wrote to the Society, ings of the Directors since the informing them of it, and earnlast annual meeting, was read to estly requesting that Mrs. Brunthe Society, and the office-bear-ton and her family, with some ers for the ensuing year were additional Missionaries, may be elected. The Society unani- sent to them in the spring. At mously requested Mr. Black to the same time, wisely judging it allow his sermon to be printed to be indispensibly requisite, for their benefit; and, we are not only to their own comfort, happy to learn, that he has a- but to the success of the Misgreed to their request. The sion, that they should be able to sermon, therefore, and the re- supply themselves with the neport of the Directors, will soon cessaries of life, independent be laid before the public. The of the inhabitants, they wrote to collection for the benefit of the M. Novassilzoff, their kind and institution, amounted, on this valuable friend at the Russian occasion, to 6.135.
Court, acquainting him of the On the 31st ult. the Directors place they had selected, and soreceived a letter from their Mis- liciting from the Emperor, a sionaries, at Beshstow Karass, grant of land, and certain priviin Russian Tartary, dated Janu- leges which they deemed absoary 29th, 1803, at which time, lutely necessary in their situathey were all in good health. It tion. To this letter, Mr. Brun. appears, that Mr. Brunton's ton received the following anknowledge of the Arabic, was of swer, which will be read, we are the greatest service to him.- sure, with much pleasure, by all Being the sacred language of the who are interested in the sucMohammedans, those who can cess of missions. read and write it, are treated in that country with great respect.
St. Petersburgi, 20th Dec. 1802 By means of it, Mr. Brunton
DEAR SIR, was able, from the very first, to “ It is with the greatest hold intercouse with the Mo- pleasure that I can now inform hammedan priests, who were you of the success which your eager to see the Arabic books proposals have met with. I which he had taken out with laid the contents of your letter him, and frequently came to before his Imperial Majesty, him in the evenings to read the who was graciously pleased, not New Testament, and the Koran only to accede to, but highly
to approve of them, as reflecting nearer the Russian settlements, the greatest credit on you, for from whence they might go to your strenuous endeavors to pro- the Heathen, without living a. mote the cause of humanity.- mong them : But as they tho't All your requests will be com- that the object of their mission plied with, and, in the course of would be better accomplished a few days, official orders will be by living ainong the natives, given from the Chancery of the they told his Excellency, that Minister of the Interior, to the they wished rather to continue Governor of the Province, in at the place which they had fixwhich you reside, explanatory ed on, for their residence. The of the above, and to desire him Governor seeing that this was to give you all the assistance in their choice, insisted no further, his power, in the prosecution of but warmly recommended them your plan. There is to be a to the friendship and protecnew Governor, whom I have tion of a neighboring Chief, who seen this morning, and have re- was then with him. commended you to him, in the They describe the people a. strongest manner. He is to re- round them to be in the most side at Georgivesk, and will wretched situation imaginable, prove of very essential service for want of medical assistance ; to you. I shall this day, send and they entreat the Directors, away your letter to Mrs. Brun- in the strongest terms, to endeaton, and shall also enclose her a vor; if possible, to send out to
With every wish them some proper person who for your welfare, and the success has been bred to medicine. With of your undertaking, I remain deep concern, they mention the Yours, &c.”
death of good Mr. Brenner, the Signed,
German banker at Astrackhan, Nich. NOVASSILZOPF. in whose house they lodged on
their way to Karass, and from
whom they experienced so much The Directors have had the kindness. satisfaction of again hearing The Missionaries have receifrom Messrs. Brunton and Pa- ved the Emperor's grant of terson. Their letter is dated land, &c.--It is written both in February 17th, at which time the Russian and Persian languathey continued to enjoy good ges, and signed by Prince Tsitsihealth, and were making pre- anou, military Governor of Asparations for the reception of trackhan, and commander in the friends whom they expected chief in Geogia, &c. &c. to join them in the course of the summer, The new Governor, mentioned in Count Novassil- Baptist Missionaries in India. zoff's letter, had arrived in the country. The Missionaries had LETTERS have been received gone to wait on him, and had from the Baptist Missionaries in met with the kindest reception. India, dated August 31st, 1802. He expressed the greatest soli- Appearances are still very encitude for their safety, and ad-couraging. Three Mussulmans vised them to fix on a situation came from the distance of forty
copy of this.
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other bound books, and 96,354
ands, in six settlements, 32 In Greenland, 3 do.
16 In Antigua, 3 do.
17 Episcopal Society for promoting In St. Kitts, I do.
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25 of that venerable Society have Among the Indians in North lately been blessed. Their Mis- America, 3 do.
19 sions in India have been so suc- Among the Hottentots at cessful, that, since the year the Cape of Good Hope, 1799, about 350 natives have I do.
10 been baptized. What an im- Near Tranquebar, 1 do. 2 portant accession to the Christian church!
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