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ment and attention in hearing the sources of enjoyment, as should efword, was very agreeable, and it af- fectually indispose them for particiforded us sincere pleasure to find, pating in those unlawful amusements not only tha: a favourable imprese on the Lord's holy-day. sion had been made upon the con

Amidst the general inattention to gregation in general, but that several individuals with whom we conversed,

religion, which prevails on the Conappeared to be sincerely desirous of tinent, as unhappily it does too

much in our

own country, it is continuing to enjoy the benefit of the preaching of the gospel among

pleasing to know, that God has

never left himself without some witthem. We had heard much of the disre

nesses to his own truth. Of this, gard of th. Sabbath at Hamburgh, stance in the venerable father of

met with a most signal inand what we witnessed, fully confirm- Mr. G. v. ed all that had been told us. In pas nearly 80 years of age. He was in,

-, a gentleman of sing through a considerable part of the city, to the place of meeting left the Continent.

troduced to us a few days before I we could scarcely discover any es; life, about 50 years ago, been in

He had in early ternal difference between that and any other day of the week. The Whitfield, in some of his preaching

England, and had accompanied Mr. shops, with the exception, perhaps, of one in ten or twelve, were ali excursions ; he had also been acopen*; and the various articles of quainted with Mr. Newton, while

at Olney, and other eminent chrismerchandise exhibited at the windows just as on other days; and in the dom. He spoke with much, and

tians in the south part of the kingevening the Theatre, and numerous dancing houses, as they are termed, faction he had in the service of his

highly animated feeling, of the satiswere more resorted to, as we were Lord, and now said he, that I informed, than on any other day of the week. We were extremely con

have been reminded that my deparcerned to learn, that, what we wit- ture can be at no great distancet; I nessed at Hamburgh, was only a

have no other desire, than that I specimen of what too generally obo may be fitted for meeting my dear tains throughout the greater part of

Lord with joy, whenever he shall

see meet to call me. the Continent, on the Lord's day.

In witnessing this most affecting Mr. V- and his son are amm scene, while we recollected with una mong the most extensive and refeigned gratitude to God, the very spectable bankers and merchants in different circumstances of those who that part of the Continent, but they dwell in our highly favoured native are still more distinguished by their island; it was impossible not to feel unfeigned devotedness to their Lord the deepest concern for our coun- and Saviour. And it greatly interesta trymen on the Continent; exposed ed us to be informed, that during a as they were, to all the ensnaring great part of his life, this venerable and overwhelming influence of such father in Christ had regularly on the a state of society; and to pray that Lord's day evening, opened his He, who had thus in his ador. house for the reception of all who able providence, opened a door for inclined to attend while he explained the preaching of the gospel at Ham- and enforced upon them the great burgh, might be graciously pleased and fundamental doctrines of the to keep open that door, and to ren- word of God; and his labours I under his own truth instrumental in derstand were happily successful in imparting to our countrymen, such promoting the spiritual benefit of * I was informed that the proportion

many. of shut shops, in some other parts of the

I do not recollect at any time in city, were greater than in those through

* Mr. V-, had been previously which we passed.

visited with a slight stroke of apoplexy.

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my life to have been more deeply pect so desirable an event; till this interested than in the conversation stuinbling block shall be removed of this venerable saint, and I considere out of their way by an entire change ed it as almost sufficient of itself to of conduct in those who are called compensate the pains of a visit to by the Christian name. the Continent.

Having left Hamburgh on the 1st While in Hamburgh, I was much November, we were under the neaffected in witnessing the truly de- cessity of putting into Cuxhaven* plorable condition of the descendants on the 3d, from contrary winds.of Abraham, of whom there is a vast Here I spent two Sabbaths, and multitude in this City. We went preached at an Inn, occupied by an into one of their Synagogues on one English family. I was deeply conof their grand festivals about the end cerned to find, that the preachof the week, in which they had been ing of the morning, was followed up observing the feast of Tabernacles. with a ball in the evening, which I was politely invited into a pew by I understood to be the regular practwo genteel young men, with whom tice in that town. A very affecting I had some conversation. Having incident occured, while at Cuxasked them if the bulk of the con- haven. A gentleman, a son of one gregation understood the Hebrew of the Senators of Hamburgh, who Language in which their service heard me preach, and with whom I was conducted, " No” said they had some conversation on the first

in general they understand it just Lord's day, in the course of the as little as the Catholics do the week, fell and broke his leg. The fracLatin Service of the Church of ture produced fever and delirium, and Rome." It is impossible, for one on the Friday following, he died. that has never witnessed it to con- His corpse was in the house, when ceive the indecency of their behavi. I preached on the next Lord's day, our while professedly employed in the and endeavoured to improve the afworship of their maker : while at fecting "dispensation from Amos IV. the same time the external regard 12. “ Prepare to meet thy God O which they in general pay to their Israel.” own Sabbath, may certainly be con- While here, I had the pleasure of sidered as administering reproof to meeting with the masters of two those who call themselves christians. Packets, who appeared to be truly The condition of those descendants, Christian men, who were well lace of Abraham, while it affords one of quainted with Messrs. Paterson and the most incontestable evidences of Henderson, having frequently attende the truth of divine revelation, sug- ed the ministıy of Mr. H. at Gota gests at the same time a loud callito tenburgh. I preached in the evene all who believe the promise of the ing on board of one of their Packets, Scripture concerning them, to cease

to about 50 persons. not to pray that the Lord would be On the following Wednesday, the pleased to remember in mercy this wind becoming fair and moderate, deluded people; and to remove from after a season of very tempestuous their minds the veil of prejudice and weather, in which a packetfrom Holof unbelief, by which they have so, land was lost, we sailed from Cuxlong been blinded in reading Moses haven, and arrived in safety at Leith and the prophets, and hasten the ac- on Tuesday the 21st of November complishment of all that he has

* Cuxhaven is a pretty considerable spoken respecting their restoration

town, containing as I suppose a popula. in the latter days. But while the

tion of from two to three thousand, and nations on the Continent of Europe, under the goverament of one of the are continually exhibiting before the Senators of Hamburgh. There is no eyes of this people, so mournful an

place of worship in that town, of any deexample of their own neglect of di- scription, the Lutheran Church being vine institutions, recan scarcely ex- situated at the distance of two miles.


after an absence of seven weeks and mouth. We had a good passage of five days.

76 days from the latter port. Mr. Dick continues at Hamburgh, “ I flatter myseli that our friends and I am happy to hear from him will be thankful to God who has since my return, that he had a larger brought us thus far on our way to congregation on the Sabbath pre- India. If we are favoured with a pious to his writing me, than any good wind when we leave the Cape, he had yet geen in Hamburgh. we hope by the time this reaches

May it please God graciously to you to be at Madras, from whence smile on this attempt to spread his we shall have but three or four hun. plessed gospel, and render the la- dred miles further to go. hours of our brother, during the “ When I came within sight of winter in Hamburgh, abundantly the mountains of Africa, I felt somesubservient to this end.-I am, &c. thing of the comfort, and courage,

J. A. and gratitude expressed by the apos

tle Paul, when he came to “ Appii FOREIGN.

Forum and the Three Taverns.' A LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

country where there are Missionaries.

is a delightful object to those who Extract of a Letter from the Rev. James who have been for some months on

are engaged in the same work, and Dawson, on his way to India. A letter has been received from

the mighty deep: the Rev. James Dawson, a Mission

Mrs. D. and I have been much ary to India, dated Cape of Good refreshed by our interview with the Hope, July 3, 1815, from which we good people here, particularly with

Mr. and Mrs. B. whose son went to learn, that he, with Mrs. Dawson, arrived in False Bay on the 14th of England with Mr. Campbell. Many June, not being able to get into Ta of the Missionaries who have touchble Bay. On the 16th, Mr. Thom, ed at the Cape have experienced having been informed of their arrival, their hospitality. came (24 miles) together with Mr.

“ We have also had the pleasure Evans, and brought a waggon to

of meeting Mr. Pacalt, who came conduct them to Cape Town, where, hither with two waggors, to fetch on the 17th, they had the pleasure the Missionaries for Latakkoo. We of meeting all the brethren destined

saw nine of his people; they sing to Latakkoo, who had arrived on exceedingly well. One of the girls the 23d of May, were all well, and read some verses of the 3d of Joon, expected to proceed into the interior and one of the men prayed. His in about a fortnight from that time.*

prayer astonished those who underMr. Dawson says,

“ We have stood the Dutch language. had very fine weather ever since the were all affected when they told us 1st of April, when we left our na

how they had been praying for the tive shores. During the whole of Missionaries all the way from their March we had very strong gales,

own homes to Cape Town). Mr. which detained us in the Channel, and Pacalt has 80 in his school, and drove us into Plymouth and Fal.

more than 200 attend on the Lorrl's

day. The Lord is greatly blessing * From letters since received from the labours of his servants in Africa ; Africa, It appears that they left Cape and I hope he will pour out his spiTown on the 12th of July, and were to

rit on the Missionaries in India, and to proceed by way of Bethelsdorp and

in every other country. Graaf Reynet to the place of their destination. They were accompanied Extract of Mr. Lee's Journal at Ganjam. by Mr. Pacalt. The good people at Bethelsdorp would not hear of their go

There is a pagoda near my house, ing by any other route, lest they should consecrated to Condasvaroodo (Shebe deprived of the pleasure of helping vah), the image of which is a sione, them on their way, for which they had which the Brahmins affirm, and the made preparation.

people generally believe, came there


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of itself. For eight days past a Brah- shall perish from the earth, and from min has slut himself up in this pa- under these heavens.” goda, eating oniy fruits, and has all

Teie nei ta taton, this time been expostulating with

Ehoama e hamaitai. the idol for not sending rain, and Tioa mana, ioa matau threatening to break its head, and

Te Atua no te rai. leave off making poojah (offering

AFRICA. prayers, &c.) if rain does not speedily, come. Yesterday evening, to the great joy of all. a good shower

From the Journal of Mi, Smit. fell, and another to-day (Sept. S, 1814) though certainly not from the In this journal, written in Dutch, elumo and lifeless idol.

Mr. Smit gives an account of his Nov. 4.- A sliort time since a journey from Bethelsdorp to Graaf Brahmin's widow, having heard of Reinet, where he arrired on the Ist the death of her husband, who was

of March 1814, and remained a conat a distance from home, applied to siderable time at the house of his the magistrate for permission to burn father-in-law. During this period herself --the permission was granted

nothing remarkable happened, Xand the horrid ceremony took place cept the conference of the Missionnot far from hence !

aries in the month of August, the

particulars of which have already The unspeakable importance of appearedil. On the 13 h of Septem

ber, Mr. Smit left Graaf Reynet and widely circulating the word of God proceeded to the Thornberg, where in the Chinese language, may, in he arrived on the 29th. He then some measure, he conceived of, by met some Bushmen, but could not observing the vast extent of country speak to them from want of an inthrough which the character in which terpreter. On the 20 of October, it is written is known. The late Dr. Buchanan, quoting their language, and through whom

che met with a person who spoke Barrow's Travels in India, p. 615, he was enabled to speak to the says,

" The Chinese character is unalerstood from the Gulf of Siam to people. He soon after began with

the assistance of some Hottentots, the Tartarian Sea, and over a very tn build huts and lay out gardens. considerable part of the great East

On the 24th of October he went to ern Archipelago ; and the Cochin Graaf Reynet to fetch his wife Chinese use no other writing.than and child, taking an account bethe pure Chinese character, which is fore his departuie of every thing he also the case with the Japanese.”

left behind; viz 21 men, 21 wo. ΟΤΑΣ!ΕΙΤΕ. .

men, and 38 children, %. waggons, Several hymns have been

38 oxen, 61 cows, 459 sheep and

composed in the l'aheitan language, and goats, and 11 horses. He arrived

on the 30th at Graaf Reynet, on some copies, printed at Port Jack

the 21st of November returned son, are in the hands of the natives; again

amongst the Bushmen, whose others are so desirous of obtaining number bad encreased during his the remaining copies, that they are Teady to quarrel for them.

absence. He immediately establish

66 What an alteration (says one of the Mis- lars. On the Sabbath, many people

ed a school, and had several schosionaries) is this ! Instead of druin. from places in the neighbourhood ming and dreadful howling, the

attended divine worship.

The praises of God are resounding from Bushmen behaved very well, seemdifferent quarters every evening !" The following is the first verse of ed to rejoice at the instruction

they received, and Mr. Smit, tom a hymn founded on Jerem. x. 11.The gods that have not made the gether with J. Goejman, have heavens and the earth, even they great hopes of being useful in

struments in the hand of the


Lord, towards converting many beginning and end of the evening Bushmen into real Christians. service. To see that they make so Mrs. Smit has begun teaching much progress gladdens my soul, the Bushmen girls knitting and for I perceive that the Lord is please sewing.

ed to bless my labours.”

By permission of his Excellency Native Itinerants.

the Governor, Mr. Wimmer is gone Mr. Read, in a letter dated Ba

to join Mr. Seidenfaden and assist thelsdorp, July 7, 1815, relates va

him in this place. “At the recoma rious occurrences in a journey he mendation of Government,” says had taken on the business of the So. Mr. S. “ I attended, three whole ciety and mentions that at Zuurberg days, the free school under the di(Lieut. Boyle's post) he found much rection of Mr. Van Wageningen, by attention paid to religious affairs, whose instruction, &c. I now com

at least 100 persons professedly prehend the whole system of Dr. concerned for their souls."

Bell and Mr. Lancaster, which I “On my return to Bethelsdorp I shall introduce as soon as the school found all things well. Mr. Messer

room which I am now building (40 · had baptized 52 adults in my ab- feet by 16) is finished. This school, sence, and many more were thirst. notwithstanding the builders work ing for Christ, who have since been without pay, and have only thetr added to us in church fellowship.

food, will cost 300 rix dollars (about “We have now numbers of young £60), materials, fetched chiefly from men, who, we hope, will hereafter Cape Town, are so dear. Some of become burning and shining lights.

our people have begun tobuild themTwo of these already manage the selves brick houses. At present I spelling and reading of our whole am busy in building a cattle kraal of school, and also of writing in sand. brick, i20 feet long and 60 feet We have eight who itinerate.

wide." Two are going out to-day to the

We rejoice in the apparent prosfarmer's places, with the Bible perity of this new settlement, in under their arms, and nothing but which we see religion and civilizaa caros3 (a sheep skin) on their tion rapidly advancing, hand in hand. backs. In this way they can get better access to their countrymen

GREAT NAMAQUALAND. among the boors, I hope the Lord may make a selection, and send Extracts from the Journal of Mr. them out with power from on

Schmelen, containing an Account of high."

the remarkable Success of bis Mission.

Mr. Schmelen, late Missionary in Mr. Seidenfaden, in a letter dated Little Namaqualand, after having, at Caledon, May 21, 1815, informs at the desire of Mr. Campbell, visita the Directors that the affairs of that ed and examines the mouth of the Missionary settlement go on pros- Orange River, and explored Great perously. “ In the course of this Namaqualand beyond the Orange year,” says Mr. S. “ I have baptiz- River, and part of the Damara ed twenty adults, and twenty more Country, returned to Klip Fountains are candidates for baptism, in whose in Great Namaqualand, about iwo hearts I hope the Lord has begun a days journey beyond the Great or good work. The preaching of the Orange River, where, at the earnest word is well attended. Every even- solicitation of the natives, has been ing, I have more than 200 hearers, established a new Missionary Sta-, and on the Lord's-ılays between 300 tion, in which God has remarkably and 400. There are about forty or blessed his labours, as will appear fifty in the school, many of whom by the following extracts from his begin to read well in the Bible, and journal which has lately been re have learnt a great many hymns ceived. by heart, which they sing at the July 21, 1814.-On our arrival at VOL. II.No. 12.

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