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It is on all hands admitted, that Motives of delicacy prevent us frora from our domestic relations flows a saying all we would wish on the merits very large proportion of the misery or of this Essay. We think it our duty, happiness of human life. Among these, however, to say that its necessity at the first in order, and from which the this moment, and the ability with others take their rise, is the state of which it is executed, do honour to the Marriage. The influence of Christian choice of the Association; whilst the ity on connubial happiness is great and great importance of the subject itself manifold. In prohibiting polygamy will, we doubt not, insure the extensive and restricting divorce to its only legi circulation and usefulness of this seatimate cause, it has improved the civil sonable and well-written Essay. polity of nations. By enjoining mutual duties on the husband and wife, it regulates and exalts domestic society; whilst, by authorizing its disciples to
LITERARY NOTICES. marry only in the Lord, it secures to
Mr. Shurlock, of Farnham, an intithem, in the prudent observance of its
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INDIA. The following are Extracts of Letters to the Directors, from the Missionaries
Cran anu Desgranges, at Vizagapatam ; and from Dr. Taylor, at Calcutta, whe intends to proceed from thence to Surat.
Vizagapatan, Feb. 26, 1806. Nathaniel Sabat, the converted Arab, It will afford you much pleasure to
frequently calls on us. We hope well
of him. find that we are so conveniently si. tuated for being useful in the English and Telinga languages. We have not
From another Letter, yet taken possession of the spot of - 'ground which was given us; but ex
dated May 19, 1806. pect to receive a grant of it in a few GOD continues to smile on this indays. It contains nearly ten acres, and fant mission. Amidst surrounding is exceedingly well situated for a gar darkness, we perceive a beam of light den, school-house, &c.
which cheers our hearts. We have We have begun something like a had experience of indisposition, but, school, or rather two. The poor chil- through mercy, we are now able to atdren of colour attend at the house in tend to our studies, &c. The piece of which we live; and one of the European ground mentioned in our last, is in a soldiers, whom we trust the Lord hath state of cultivation, and is remarkably called by his grace, instructs them in well situated for building on, and for reading, &c. Besides these, there are gardens. On account of the difficulty six children placed under our immedi and expence of hiring a house, we reate care; and we hope the number will solved to cet a small one ereed on increase. These, on the Sabbath after the ground; and the foundation was noon, are instructed in the principles laid to-day. It will cost, including adof the Christian religion. It is unne- joining buildings, about 1goo rupees. cessary to remind you how acceptable We have drawn up a plan of a charitya few school-books, catechisms, &c. school, to be erected by voluntary subwould be to us. A set or two of the scription ; and upwards of 1000 rupees Evangelical Magazine will be a trea are already suhscribed. You will be sure to us.
glad to hear that the young folks, unWe persevere in our Telinga studies; der our care, have increased in panand hope, ere long, to do something bers; and we hope that there are some among the natives in their own lan among them who will soon assist us, guage, and to be able to draw up a few and be able to teach in the charitysmall tracts. How happy should we be school. to put into the hands of those around The gentlemen of the settlement pay us a part of the Scriptures.
into our hands about thirty rupees per The natives continue friendly; they month, for procuring rice for the real often call and talk with us on the objects of distress; and which is disChristian religio ; but the bramins do tributed under our immediate inspecall they can to keep them in darkness. tion to all who are unable to work They are a poor depraved set of men. We have generally about 150 poor obA person must have an udfeeling jects round the door every Sabbath heart who is not constrained to shed and whose miserable state is enough to tears over them. We cannot say that pierce the hardest heart. O that they any abiding impression has been made were only half as anxious for food for on the mind of a single native; but their souls as they are for their bodies! hope our labours among Europeans and We have made considerable progress people of colour have been blessed in the language, particularly in readStill we hope to see the day dawn! ing and understanding the plain books: . We long to hear how the Missionary but the Telinga language is so copious, Cause prospers. A few of us meet on that a person, des ilute of ihe elementhe first Monday evening of esery tary bok, finds it a hard task. Bless. nionih, when we pray for you aldo ed belied, we and many of the difficul. l'ray for us.
ties renoveri, and begin to converse
with the poor Heathen on the love of good as to send with them all the perChrist.
sian and Arabic books you can. Mr. Loveless has accepted of a very I hope I shall write you next from useful situation in the Male Asylum at Bombay or Surat. As at the time you Madras; and preaches in English two will receive this letter I shall probaor three times every week to pretty bly be exposed to perils, either by Jarge congregations. We have just sea or land, I trust you will remember heard that he was married on the gth me at the throne of grace; and that at inst. to a Miss Farquerson, who came all times you will implore for me that to this country in the same vessel with strength and zeal which are necessary him.
for the discharge of Mis;ionary duties. We want many more Missionaries.
I am, &c. &c. Without niabers, nothing can be done.
J. TAYLOR. Millions are perishing ! " come over and help us !” Send books and good Missionaries to us, and the Lord will
SOUTH AFRICA. give you souls for your hire, &c.
Extract of a Letter from Dr. VanderG. CRAN,
- kemp, dated Bethelsdorp, July, 10, A. DESGRANGES.
In my last, I informed you of the
wonderful interposition of Providence Extraet of a Letter from Dr. Taylor, in our behalf, by a sudden change of
dated Calcutta, May 27, 1806. Government: immediately after which, My last letter informed you, that
Sir David Baird permitted us to return the afflicting intelligence of Mrs. Tay
rs. Tai to Bethelsdorp. I left the Cape Feb. lor's death had determined me to re- 5, accompanied by Brother Sinet, and turn to Bengal. I arrived here on the
the eleven lottentot meil and women; and 28th of February; and experienced a
arrived here March 12. Brother Read, kind and affectionate reception from
who came by sea, arrived here, to the the Missionary brethren and other
inexpressible joy of our people, twelve friends. About four weeks after my re
days before me. He was in the most turn, I proposed to proceed to Bom
imminent danger of shipwreck on the bay; but having counselled with the
coast of Caffraria ; but God preserved brethren here, we determined that it
w that it him. would be advisable for nie to continue
We found, to our joy, the work of two or three menths longer, for the fol- converting grace going on prosperously ; lowing reasons : -- That my mind was
as and we admired the success with which by no means in a fit state for going to
that exemplary sister Smith had set up a new and difficult station; and that
a school; in which Hottentot children here I could apply to some of the lan
are instructed to knit stockings, &c. gưages spoken at Surat. I was also
She is universally beloved and respectunwilling to leave the family at Seram el by all our people. Besides her conpore in its present sickly state, as there
versation with the females, who seem is no other medical person vow on the
e to be concerned about their souls, she spot.
keeps a weekly-meeting with our bapI have some though's, if Govern
tized sisters; and instructs them, by ment permit, of going to Bombay hy
way of catechising, in the practical as proceeding up the Ganxes and the well as doctrinal truths of the religion Soane, and along the Nirbudda. As
of Christ. I can go most part of the way in a boat. The Landrost has spontaneously perthe expence would uot be very great ;
? mitted us and all our people to plough and by this route I should be able to and to sow, this season, upon an excel. explore an extensive tract of country:
O lent piece of ground belonging to Go. I should also be learning the Hindoos. vernment, in our neighbourhood. O tanee and Mahratta languages in the
e that we may be thankful, and trust him most effectual manner, hy conversing
without reserve in all our circumwith the natives. I could distribute Stance: some of the Ilindoostanee Gospels and Tracts; and possibly tell the people Extract of a Letter from Brother Read. gon:ething about the gospel. plan of salvation.
Bethelsdorp, Aug. 2, 1806. Allow nie to request you to send us The Cape had no sooner capitulated assistance to Sural as soon as possible. than we were introduced to Sir David I hope you will not think of sendling Baird'; and our way to reiurn to Beless than six at first. Will you be so thelsdorp was at once opeted. Thus were our prayers and the prayers of the wind, and were within a quarter our dear people fully answered. He of a mile of the rocks, before we saw assured us of his protection, and of them. The island or islands are called fered every assistance the institution here the Bird Islands, about one demight need. We only begged that the gree from Algoa Bay, Here the Lord's articles which had lain so long at the goodness was manifested to one of the Cape might be transported to Algoa unworthiest of all his servants. The Bay by the first vessel that might sail night before, we were near being defor that place; which was granted., stroyed by fire. Thus He who hath
On the 3d of February we went to delivered, does deliver; in whom we take leave of his Excellency, intend- . trust that he will yet deliver, ing on the morrow to set off for Bethels. I had an opportunity while on board, dorp, when he expressed his wish that of holding forth the word of life ; I should go by sea to accompany Capt. but saw not much fruit. Since my Cuyler, who was appointed Landrost of, arrival here, I have gone as often as Vitenhage : a district formed by the possible to Fort Frederic, where I have Dutch from that of Graaff Reinet and an opportunity of preaching the gospel Zwellendam, to which our institution to my poor countrymen, and others who belongs. A sense of obligation would attend; but as yet, I have seen no inpot suffer me to refuse, although it was stance of converting grace. hard to be separated from my wife arrived at our dear Bethelsdorp, (whose circumstances would not allow March 1, in the evening; where I was her to accompany be) and my dear received with universal joy: even the brethren and sisters. On the 5th, old Hottentot women, who otherwise Brother Vanderkemp, &c. began their would not leave their houses, appeared journey; and I was only waiting for a to join in the general acclamations by moderate wind to get on board. On clapping of the hands, &c. , and I was the 7th I sailed out of Table Bay, with afraid of being smothered by their cathe troops bound for Algoa Bay. We resses. We found the Lord's work were soon becalined, and had after prospering: many, many thirsting for wards a contrary wind; so that we the water of life! We found our dear were eight days before we could get mother Smith labouring with great zeal, round the Cape.
both for the temporal and spiritual wel..
fare of our people; of whom we shall [ A very Remarkable Circumstance
give a more particular account in our . follows. ]
J. READ. Little did I think that this circumstance would give me an opportunity
BRITISH PRISONERS of seeing my sinful desire on mine enemy. A few days before the arrival
IN FRANCE. of the English fleet, the Napoleon A respectable correspondent, whe French privateer had been driven on signs himself C. L. has favoured us shore by 20 English frigate near the with an Address to the Religious PubCape, and was lying there when we lic in behalf of our brave countrymen, were trying to weather the Cape. One now prisoners of war in France. We day, when we were tacking, we came shalt certainly rejoice to see a fund very near her. I happened to be tell- raised for their relief; but we do not ing our captain of having been cap- see the propriety of bringing it before tured in the Duff, by the Bonaparte the religious world as a specific object privateer: – he immediately replied, of their attention ; it belongs to our &• There then lies your enemy! -- that humane and benevolent countryinen at is the Bonaparte that was cruizing last large; and we are glad to find that the war off South America; but her name Patriotic Fund has alreacly remitted was changed when Bonaparte became more than 4000l. towards their relief; Emperor.” O what did I then feel! in consequence of which, hospitals all my old trials came to mind; and I
have been established; and 300l, has could only stand and wonder at the also been voted towards the support of way in which the Lord has led me some schools for the children of the
We had a voyage of twenty-two days, prisoners. We are also informed, that whieh is often accomplished in three Government has granted considerable or four ; and were in great danger of sums, through the medium of Mr, Aná being lost. Having no map of the gerstein. coast, we over-ran the bay; and came, C. L. assures us, that there are upin the night of the 230, between an wards of 5,000 Britons immured in the island off Catfre-land and the main prisons of France, - suffering, in a foJapd :- we came under fuld sail before reign land, the miseries of hoger,
nakedness, and sickness -! What little
MR. PARK, is done for them by their friends, is through the private medium of the
. THE TRAVELLER. banking-house of Messrs. Coutts and Co. who would, no doubt, be happy to Mr. Jackson, British Agent at Moga remit them much larger supplies.
dor, who has lately arrived in this - In the midst of these miseries, he country, in a letter to Mr. James informs us, and we receive the infor Bell, thus writes : mation with inexpressible joy, that at Serre-Libre, one of the principal prisons in France, where so many of our
Lam lately arrived from Africa countrymen are confined, the Sabbath (Magador); and have the satisfaction is sanctified! – the Scriptures are
of informing you, that Mr. Park ardaiły read! -- the young men and boys,
rived at Kabra, the port of Tombucamounting to hundreds, who never had
á too, in March last. He did not land ; instruction before, are formed into a
but remained in his boat, on the river school; and the work of the Lord is,
Niger, where he l’oisted his white flag ; we trust, prospering among them, un
but, as the Tombuctoos did not underder all the discouragements of a gloomy
stand the meaning thereof, he remained prison. Some of the poor lads, now
at anchor until sun-set, having received prisoners there, may have reason to
no invitation from the natives to go on bles3 God, through eternity, that ever.
shore. He returned in the evening tothey were carried captives to those wards Jenuic (westward); since which walls, for there they may first have
nothing has been seen of him. I give beard to some good purpose of that you this intelligence as authentic, it precious Saviour who, by his word and
und and having been communicated to a friend Spirit, sets captive-sinners free. This
his of mine hy his correspondent and agent, blessed work of instruction was set on
resident at kabra ; and I read the let--foot, aud is carrying on, by some pious
ter, it being in the Arabie character. masters of merchant-vessels, who have
If any curious person is particularly inlong been prisoners in Serre-Libre.
tereste:l in knowing any thing farther May the Lord reward them richly for
respecting this extraordinary traveller,
respecting this their labours of love, and may he
and may be I give my address, No. 3, Fenchurch open the hearts of his people in their Buildings, City. Tam, &C. behalf!
(Signed) J. G. JACKSON.
MISSIONARY UNION. tions and occasional collections, yet the
constantly increasing expenditure is THE Missionary Society, established such as to make it necessary to engage 'in 1795, for the purpose of " send the assistance of as many friends as ing the Gospel to Heathen and other possible, that not only the missions ak unenlightened nations," has been fa ready established may continue to be voured with many distinguishing tokens supported, but many others, if possible, of the divine favour and blessing. A undertaken, and which the Society cangreat numberof Missionaries have been not expect to attempt, voless there be sent forth to various parts of the world; a large addition made to its annual in. and many poor benighted Heathens come. It is necessary also to obtain have been “ turned from darkness to this, that the Society may be able to light, &c. - from the power of Satan support a considerable number of stuunto (iod." The Missionaries are now dents, who are from time to time offerlabouring at Otaheite, in several parts ing their services to this great work, and of South Africa, in the island of Cer- without which they must soon be oblon, at three or four different districts liged to refuse them. in the populous parts of India, and in To accomplish these noble purposes, various parts of North Anerica.
it is proposed to establish Auxiliary It has pleased God also to open the Societies, both in London and through hearts of his people liberally to contri- out the country, in which many per. bute towards the support of this work; sons, not blessed with affluence, and and though the funds of the Society are whose convenience it would not suit to Vibh supplied, both by aprual sunscrip. become Annual Subscribers, may waite