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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

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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

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miles in May last, having heard | It further appears, from the
of the Missionaries, and being Society's report, that the num-
desirous of visiting them. They ber of children in the charity
invited them to their villages, schools under the Society's pa-
where, accordingly, Mr. Mars- tronage, in and about London,
man, with Petumber the young- amounts to 7036, viz. 4108 boys,
er, and Bahrut (two native con- 2928 girls; and that, since tire
verts) went. They found the setting up the schools 42,330
people very eager to hear the boys, and 20,399 girls, have
gospel :~200, convinced of the been put out to apprenticeships
folly and wickedness of the Hin- and services, or taken from
doo and Mahometan religions, school by their friends.
had renounced cast, though not It is also stated, that during
prompted to do so from the in- the year 1801, the following
fluence of Christianity. How- books were distributed by the
ever, having heard the Mission Society :--7291 Bibles, 9958
aries, they had sent to make New-Testaments and Psalters,
their doctrines the subject of 12,895 Common Prayers, 14,710
inquiry.

other bound books, and 96,354
On Mr. Marsman's return he small tracts.
heard of another body of people,
a day's journey nearer home, of
the same description. He visi- MORAVIAN Missions.
ted them also, and found at least
2000 who had publicly renoun- From the periodical accounts
ced cast, and were desirous of relating to the Missions of the
being acquainted with the Chris- Church of the United Brethren,
tian religion. An intercourse is it appears, that, at the close of
opened with them, and Divine | the year 1802, the number of
Providence is thus making way brethren and sisters employed
for the spread of Divine revela- by them in various parts of the
tion. The stir (it is said) both world, is as follows :
among Hindoos and Europeans,
still increases, and, it is likely, In the Danish West-India Isl-
will continue to increase.

ands, in six settlements, 32 In Greenland, 3 do.

16 In Antigua, 3 do.

17 Episcopal Society for promoting In St. Kitts, I do.

4 , Christian Knowledge. In Jamaica, 3 co.

8 In Barbadoes, I do.

2 It will, no doubt, be highly In Tobago, I do.

2 gratifying to our readers to be In South-America, 4 do. 24 informed how much the labors In Labrador, 3 do.

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!

In all,

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Further account of the sales, profits, &c. of the Connecticut Evangeli

cal Magazine, to August 6, 1804.

VOLUME FIRST.

Profits of vol. 1, as per statement, May, 1803,

Dolls. 2002 281 Of the above, paid by the Publishers, and in the Treasury,

Dolls. 1934 99} Due from Subscribers, Aug. 6, 1804, 30 79 the Publishers,

36 50

2002 281

VOLUME SECOND.

86 871

Profits of vol. 2, as per ftatement, May, 1803, exclusive of Books then on hand,

1942 58 Sale of 695 Magazines, since that time, at 12 cents, Profits of vol. 2, exclusive of 3438 Magazines on hand, August 6, 1804,

2029 453 Of the above, paid by the Publishers, and in the Treasury, 1541 33 Due from Subscribers, August 6, 1804,

240 42 the Publishers,

247 704

-2029 455

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Profits of vol. 3, exclusive of 3001, Magazines on hand,

August 6, 1804,
Of the above, due from Subscribers, August 6, 1804,

the Publishers,

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To this add interest received from Israel Newton,
Profits of four volumes,
Paid by the Publishers, at different times,
Due from Subscribers, August 6, 1804,
To pay for re-printing the first volume,
Due from the Publishers, per preceding
statement, August 6, 1804,

1844 89
From this deduct their account for re-

printing vol. I, in addition to the
Tales of that edition,

633 60

633 60

Real balance due from the Publishers, August 6, 1804.

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Nett avails of the four volumes exclusive of Magazines on hand,

7309 121

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The foregoing is a true statement of the Magazine account, as settled up to August 6, 1804.

JONATHAN BRACE,

-;} Auditors. JOHN PORTER,

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