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ment of all like-minded. Altho' thought upon his name; some of he never was in this country, his whom are now scattered throughout acquaintance with our language, the provinces, silvered over with and the many excellent books in years, and not only bearing marks divinity he had red, the produc of their earthly warfare, but enduro tions of British authors prepossess. ing hardness as good soldiers of the ed him much in our favour. With Lord Jesus.

With Lord Jesus. How faithfully this soine valuable minister in Britain worthy man executed the trust rehe frequently Currespurdu, and posed in hi.:1, is known to many constantly enquireu after them, in hundreds in Holland, anzio a few terms which bespoke the warmest in this country. The appellation affection. Anung many other pie- applied to hin was truly verified ; ces, translated by him into Dutch, for with parental care he watched and which have met with equal suc- over all committed to his charge, cess in Holland as in England, were and hai in return their inteigned Booth's Reign of Grace, and Her love. While scarce able to walk, vey's Theron and Aspasia; but his and to ap carance near his end, yet translations of similar works were would he go about the duties of his numerous ; for no sooner did he office, in the exercise of morning meet with any thing which pleased and evening prayers, with a spirihim, than he immediately set about tuality very different from many in it; and the writer of this article such situations; who, because it saw him busily engaged, although makes a part of the rules and regu. bordering on nincty years of age, lations of the establishment, regard and with an inflained eye, translat- it as a task, rather than a privilege. ing “ Dr. Rippon's Discourses on He also rejoiced to hear of the the All-sufficent Gracious Assistance success of the London Missionary of the Spirit of Christ,” &c. In Society; and assisted it by his free him likewise, the Scots Church of quent fervent prayers, Rotterdam has lost one of her It may be remarked, that both of brightest ornaments. Although a these good men, with many others native of Holland, that he might in Holland, deeply lamented the ef. strengthen the hands and encourage fects of French principles in that the hearts of our countrymen in a country ;-and how justly they did foreign land, he became a member, so, only those who have had an and was, many years ago, chosen opportunity of seeing their effects one of her elders. This trust he can judge.

R. 0. continued to exercise, to the satisfaction of all, till his death ; which is much regretted by those emi

APRIL 28th, died at Philadelnent servants of Christ, Messrs. phia, the Rev. Mr. Ustick, Minisa

ter of the first Baptist church in Ross and McPhail, ministers of

that city. His funeral-sermon was the church, and every Christian in the country to whom he was

preached by his colleague, Dr. W.

Rogers, from John xi. 11, known,


friend Lazarus sleepeth.” He was

in his fiftieth year. LIKEWISE died about the same time, Mr.James Maclean, father of

RECENT DEATH. the English Orphan, or Work. house, Amsterdam. He had been SATURDAY Morning, June 11, in early life a private soldier, and died the Rev. Jeremiah Newell, afterwards a serjeant in the Scotch Vicar of Great Missenden, &c. who brigade, long in the service of the preached the last sermon before the States of Holland ; in which regi. Missionary Society. We hope to ment, as likewise in others froin that present our readers with a short country, were found a remnant of memoir of this excellent man in a those who feared the Lord and future Number,

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Periodical Accounts relative to the bravch of which had, a few days before,

Baptist Afissionary Society, No. XI. forbidden hin the house, on account of Svo, is.

his attachment to the gospel. We aco

cordingly went to the village, attended We have mentioned lately (in with Petumbur senior, expecting our usual our Magazine for April) some en- reception there, - contempt and ridicule. couraging circumstances in the We walked slowly along the street till ve mission of our Baptist brethren ;

and came to a shop where a brahman was sit. we have read, with much pleasure, him: I accosted hin, “ Well, brahman,

ting, with large heaps of cowries before the details in the present Number

you seem to have a deal of money before of their publication; the contents

you! Money is a good thing for this of which are as follows:

world; but for the o:her world we want 1. Extracts from Mr. Marshman's something more.” “Oh,' said he, ' I want Journal (addressed to Dr. Ryland.) nothing but money! If I have that, I The most remarkable circumstance can secure my eternal welfare.' « How ?" here related, is the following: - . By doing holiness, and making offerings About forty years ago, a man, by

to God.' “ And do you suppose that birth a cow-keeper, pretended to

God is so poor as to need your money? great sanctity, and to cure diseases No, brother ; the God of the whole earth

can need nothing from you. You may by the Choron imretta, or “ Iminortal Water of his Feet," He is suic.

corrupt an earthly judge; but in the great

day, when God will judge all men accorde ceeded by luis son Ram Dulol, who ing to their works, you will find him in. pretends to work the same mira. corruptible ; neither will he regard any cles; and is so liberally supported name; -- Scoders, brahmans, gooroos, and by his devotees, that he lives in the debralis will then receive according to their style of a Rajah,- in a stately man

deserts. Where will Seeb the adulterer, sion, and surrounded with wealth and Creeshnoo ihe liar, then appear and and luxury. With this impostor

what will you, their worstsiprers, do ja

that day? Now God cails upon you to they had an interesting conversation. Dis most distinguishing tenets are, gave up to death for sinners"--By this

receive mercy, through his son, whom he “ That case is nothing, the debtalis

tirne a large crowd was gathered round us, nothing, the brahınans nothing ;" to whom I turned, and amplified the above yet his disciples comply with all ideas. Kemol was, in the mean tine, in the forms of superstition (wlich the crowd, answering the questions put to they call Oddvard Work); and him, with“ Hear, weigh in your minds, inaintain the horrid potion, that judge.". Petumbur, who was by me, being God, dwelling in is, is the author noticed by one of them as busy in explaisof all our

This man ind ing and persuading, was accosted with, his followers were much pressed with, and take the cast of the Milceca's ??

• Who are you? A Hindoo? What ! cat to receive Bengalee Testaments ;


He replied, “I have been many years but iu yain. However, as their

anjong you ; but I found ucither love, principles tend to weaken the esta- trurli, nor compassion. What is a man blished superstitions, they are so far without these? I heard of this great word; favourable to the propagation of the came, I examined, and have found sube gospel. Of the manner in which stance."- This brought on a great deal of the Missionaries attempt this, we

abuse,' which Peiumbur took very pa. have an interesting account in the fienily; and, at last, he completely sifollowing extract irom this Journal, lenced this railing brahman, with, " is by Mr. Marslıman: -

anger a fruit of holiness, or of giu ?" After

spending a few moments in prayer, and May 16, Lord's Day. Going out in distributing papers, we departed. the afternoon to Chatteral, I asked kemol “ In our way home, another brahman the brahman, Wheiher he would like to attacked Petumbur on his eating with us. accompany me?

He complied with great He replied, " Nothing wbich God has readiness. I was the more pleased with made for focd is forbidden'; and what cothis, as Charterah is the residence of his ters a man defiles him not : anger, rage, wife, and her family; the governing and lying make a man sinful."

The mas

was so cut down with this reply, that he puted by the rest, came again, to conduct went off in a rage. Not having taken Pe. any of us who could go. Brother Marstatumbur with me before, I could not help man was the only one who could underbeing pleased and thankful on such an oc. take so long a journey; and a better could casion, to observe an old venerable Hindoo not have been chosen for the purpose. He defending the truth with so much pro

therefore went; and took with him Pepriety and spirit.”

tumbur Mittrc and Pharut. The place

where they live is in the district of Jessore, Extracts from Mr. Ward's Journal.

near the river Isamuty. Brother Marsh“Serampore, April 10, 1802--This day

mat, on his arrival, found about 200 perthe people have been going about with

sons who have, for several years, rejecied ropes and canes in their sides, swords thro' cast. They are Mussulmans and Hindoos, their tongues, &c. I heard of two de- formerly of various casts. They were convices which were new to me: - One man

vinced of the folly and wickedness of both thrust the stail of his umbrella through

the Hindoo and Mussulman taith, but conhis tongue, and held it thus over his head fessed that they were ignorant of what was as he walked and danced along. Another

right; and hearing of us, they were very man had two dreadful snakes put through

desirous of knowing the gospel. Brother the skin of his arms, their heads being in

Marshmari's reception among thein exceedhis hands; but he suffered them to bite

ed all expectation. Many were gathered him shockingly. Their poisonous teeth, together, ready to hear the word when he however, were cut out. I also heard of arrived, having had previous notice; and one man who fell upon a sword, and cut

they heard the word with a kind of pleasure himself dreadfully.

and eagerness seldom seen in this couniry. “ April 12. A brahman, who has been

They desired us to write to them, and to here once or twice before, and who lives

visit them, promising to visit us when with Dulol, the famous leader of the new

they can. In short, a hopeful prospect presect, came again to-day. He says that

sents itself. - In returning home, Brother Dulol sent him to get baptized first; that

Marshman çot intelligence of another body Dolol will follow, and bring with him

of Hindoo Dissenters, whom he determined 100,000 of his disciples ! We suspect the

to visit. He did so ; and found that at anwhole to be a tale of deception. This

other place, about a day's juurney nearer brahman talked of having been convinced

home than the place he had visited, there of fin, and of taking refuge in Jesus Christ.

are at least 2000 persons who have pub. He was very talkative; but Kemol made licly renounced their cast. They received him a little more slow."

him with great pleasure, and were desirous

of seeing him again." After these Journals, follow two

“ The late opening in the eastern part Letters from Mr. Carey and Mr. of the country, inore than balances all our Marshman to Mr. Fuller,-and the distresses. They have a society of up. official Letter from the Missionaries wards of 200 persons, who have rejected to the Society; in the latter of all worshipop idols, and all honour to Mawhich we have a list of the number homet; and, what is more, they reject baptized : being thirteen natives, many of the vices which other natives and four Europeans; beside eight practise with an unblushing, countenance.

Since they have known us, the whole body natives, constant hearers, and seve

of this people have received the Bible as the ral children growing up.

word of God: they meet together to read After this, we have several other

it, and to pray; and intend to preci a place Letters, full of piety and intelli- for themselves, where they can meer ior gence, which must rejoice the

worship. They now also call themselves heart of every friend to the Mis- Christians, and esteem us as ibeir brethren, sionary cause; and from two of Mr. We really hope that some of them are Carey's letters we extract the fol- trully converted ; and indeed all of them, lowing very interesting passages :

whom I have sten, appear to be seriously

inclined. I trust they wil cre long have “ Calcutta, August 31, 1802.-A most a gospel-church formed among them. I encouraging circumstanice has lately oce was surprized to see with what facility curred, and which has much strengthened they could run to any place of Scripture : our hands. About three months ago, three they did not seem to be more at a loss to Mussulmans came from a distance to hear find a passage, than a person would, who the gospel, and requested that one of us had been accustined to the Bible all his would pay thern a visit ; which we pro. days. The do tine of ihe Trinity is pee mised to do after the rainy season, when culiarly a bhórred by Mussulmans; and che passages by water would be open ih se prorle held a council, which lasted About six wecks since, one of thoia, ds. three days, to consider Winte bwo this dece

trine could be admitted or not. It ended finish their work, and took a live tortoise with an universal acknowledgement of it; with them, which they meant to kill, and yet, leaving it as a mystery, in the same make a good meal of in the wood. Having manner as Christians do in general. tied this creature so fast to one of the posts From the continuation of Mr.

of their hut, that it could not possibly Marshman's Journal, with much

diseage itself and escape, the negroes

went to a place about an English mile olf, pleasure we add the following short

to gir sone risk. They do ibis by means extract:

of a species of wood, which is cut sınall, Nov. 11.

We hear that Mr. Gericke, worked into powder, and strewed upon the a missionary on the coast of Malabar (ap

water. The poison contained in it stupipointed by the Society for promoting fies the fishes, and causes them soon to Christian Knowledge) has been a journey appear as dead, swimming on the surface. into the Mysore country, and near to Cape Brother Mehr was meanwhile employed Curmeria. Whole villages, it seems, have

with the cedar-planks, till overcome with agreed to throw their idols out of their fatigue, he lay down in the shade, near temples, and for them ap for the worship the tortoise, and slept about an hour. of the true God. It is said he preaches During this time, a tyger came to the almost day and night; and has baptized place, tore the tortoise of the pole, and more than eight hundred people. dragged it into the wood; brother Mehr

remaining fast asleen, on awaking and The great importance of these extracts must be our apology for their perceiving what had happened, he was

much alarmed, and thanked the Lord for length; we are desirous to give the

the gracious preservation of his life, while most extenried circulation to good in the power of such an animal. He adds, news from so far a country; and can however, that it was a lesson to him to be assure our Christian readers, that more cautious in future in so dangerous a the whole accounts will highly gra- situation. The negroes soon arrived, and aify them in the perusal.

brought so large a quantity of tish, that

they could not consume then all ; and the Periodical Accounts relating to the returned home with their cargo of planks,

tortoise was not missed. On the 22d, they Missions of the Church of the United and a fish called Haymar, one of the Brethren, No. XXXVI. 8vo, is. largest and best files in this country,

Though this be the 36th No. of weighing 20lb. the Brethren's accounts, it is the fourth only which has been printed example of sweet Christian simplis

To this we add the following for general circulation ; the former publications being confined to sub-city and piety: scribers to the mission. The con. Aug. 3. In the evening meeting, the fourth tents of this Number are as follows: and afth chapters of The second Epistle of

Paul to the Corinthians were read and ex 1. A Diary of the Mission at

pounded. Alter it was orer, John Ara. Hoop, on the Corentyn. This conte tains many pleasing particulars; groe brethren, sat down on the bench be

bini, Joshua and Andrew, our oldest reyet the mission has suffered greatly fore our house', and immediately entered from the small

рох. Query, upon a spiritual conversation. Brother Would it not be a great blessing if Wietz sat down by them, and licard them, the vaccine inoculation could be with tears of gratitude, thanking the Lord so far extended?

for what he has done in the hearts of some 2. Diary of the Mission among of this most idolatrous nation. It inay the free Negroes at Bombay, in Su

not be uopleasant to our readers to see a rinam; from which we extract the part of their simple conversation inserted.

Joho Arabini said, " It is inconcuir. following remarkable instance of a

abie what our Savioer inade of such a man guardian Providence :

as Paul was before his conversico : what On the 14th brother Mehr went with a ieacher be became, ibough he had been our owa negroes to the Prapraba-creek, a the greatest persecutor of Jesus and the voyage of two hours, to prepare some ce.

believers; and how he could write such dar-planks, cut two months ago, and con- things as we have just now been hearing vey them hither. They returned on the in the church. And what has not our izih, in very rainy weather, but in good Saviour done for us! I was the leader af health ; and only complained that, during every dauce and inerriment, as you all the nights, the bats i ad attacked and bit know. You also know, that, as heathenga them. On the igth, they set out again to we indulged in cvery abomination, in

2 2


IO 2

In all,

gluttony, and drunkenness. I was the 1o Antigua, th:ec dicto, 17 chief drummer; and you, Joshua, and you,

lu St. Kitts, one di to, Andrew, were the chief singers and noise- In Jamaica, three ditto, takers. Our women and children danced In Barbadues, one diito, with us; and thus we spent whole nights In Tobago, one ditu, in every kind of profaneness and wild up- In South America, four ditio, 24 roar. We also carved idols in wood, or In Labrador, three ditto, formed them of clay; consecrated them, Among the Indians in North America, put victuals and drink before them, com:

three ditto, 19 mended ourselves to their protection, and Among the Hottentots at the Cape of felldown wich our children prostrate before Good Hope,

one ditto,
them, addressing them with great car- Near Tranquebar, one dirto,
Restness, and inentioning to them our de.
sires and wants, which, however, only re-

garded earthly enjoyments, We thought
we were doing right; but were worship
ping the Devil. And yet God had mercy

On the whole, we also cordially upon us. He would not that we should recominend this Number to the peo be lost eternally.” The other two brethren

rusal of our readers; and if a Ga. conhtmed all this

, and exclaimed, —“0, zette, which relates a signal victo. merciful Lord ! receive a thousand thanks ry, tho' at the expence of thousands and eternal praises, that thou hast sent of lives, be read with avidity and teachers unto us, or we should have yet pleasure, with how much interest been in the same darkness." John added, oughewe to read the bloodless victo“ Which of us then thought, that we

ries of the gospel, as detailed in the should be one day, sitting on this bench, Missionary Accounts of the United singing unto the Lord?” He then began Brethren, 'the Baptist Society, and to sing several verses, creating of the un. merited grace of Jesus. This loud sing

the Missionary Society in London ? ing brought mure brethren, and sisters, and The latter publication, being nearly children together, who stood around us.

forined into a volume, is intended Andrew said, “ Our Saviour sweated for review in our next Number. bloody sweat in the Mount of Olives for us. He has delivered as from sin and eternal judgment. 0, let us love him The Poor Man's Commentary on the with our whole hearts, and

book of Genesis, by the Rev. Dr. grieve him as we bave done! O, how I Hawker, 12mo, price is. mourn that I am still so far behind !" John chen began to sing the verses:

The idea of publishing a Com* Thy blood so dear and precious,

mentary on the Bible for the Poor,

and in so cheap a form, certainly Love made thee shed for me," &c.

does honour to the benevolence, as Andrew then gave out some more verses; well as the judgment of Dr. Hawand the conversation continued afterwards ker. The poor man who, either by for a long while upon the fall of man and his own industry, or the benevobis redemption through Christ Jesus.

lence of a friend, possesses that in. No. 3, 4, and 5, are Letters froin estimable treasure, a Bible, and who the free negro, Christian Grego, is anxious to understand its sacred from Antigua, and from Bavi.

contents, and compare spiritual an's Kloof; all which will be read things with spiritual, will feel with much pleasure by those who many obligations to this popular love our Lord Jesus, and wish good Writer, whose plan comprizes the success to the Missionary Work.

following interesting particulars :The last article contains various First, An introduction to every accounts, from which we extract book, and a table of contents to each only the concluding paragraph.

chapter. -2. References to other 6.The number of brethren and sisters em. passages of Scripture, by way of il. ployed in the missions of the brethren, in lustration; with occasional eluci. various parts of the world, towards the dations, and remarks.

- 3. Refleca close of the year 1802, is as follows: tions at the close of each chapter, Loine Danish West India islands, in

by way of improvement. six settlements,

It was said of two celebrated

*32 lo Greenland,

Hinc dicto,

Lo comprentators, Çocucius and Grom

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