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readily undertook the task; and have published, of their own plans certainly a more honourable office and proceedings. We have pecould not have been assigned to rused with care the history of their him, nor one which was more eal- Missions, and the journals of their eulated to excite and gratify the Missionaries : and, if the Mission best feelings of Christian philan- arjes themselves are to be eredited
on this point, we can aver, that their *Mr. Campbell sailed from Grave, uniform effort has been first, to send on the 24th of June, 1812: Christianize the savage, and when and after a tedious voyage, the he has become susceptible of the dull uniformity of which was diss forces
dis. force of Christian motives, then to turbed only by the ordinary acci- employ those motives in inducing dents of such a navigation, he ar-him to practise every Christian pre. rived at Cape Town on the 24th cept, and to adopt every valuable of October. Having prudently re- and appropriate habit of civilized solved to defer his journey into
life. We have even the authority of the interior country, until the vio- the Rev.Mr, Latrobe, who for many lent summer heats should have years has filled the situation of See abated. he employed the interval cretary of the Moravian Missions. in collecting useful information, and who is of course most minutely and in visiting various ohjects of acquainted with every circumChristian curiosity which were to stance connected with them, for be found in the immediate neigh- affirming, that no misrepresentation bourhood of the Cape. His ac. can be more comp
can be more complete than that count of the Moravian settlements, which we have now endeavoured though meagre, confirms every im
confirms every im to expose. Not only has the purpression which we had previously pose, but also the conduct and exe.
received of the peculiar adaptation perience, the uniform experience ; of their whole economy to the
my to the of the United Brethren, been direct diffusion of the blessings of Chris
of Chris. ly the reverse of what the reviewer tianity among savage nations. has assigned to them. They have
Having been led to mention the never ever thought of promoting Missions of the United Brethren, civu
civilization among savages, except we think it right to digress for one through the medium of evangelical. moment, with the view of again at- instruction. That preaching of tempting to correct an idea which
sich "the Cross of Christ," which by so has been very prevalent of late,
many, even in the present day, is and to which a popular Journal
ai deemed * foolishness," still proves, has made a fresh effort to give
in the hands of the devoted Misadditional currency « Their sionary, the “power of God” and avowed objeet," observes the re- the wisdom of God, bang sumul viewer, “is first to make the sa- produces the same happy effects vage sensible of the benefits to be on the mind
on the minds and manners of derived from the useful arts of ci
those who truly believe the Govilized life, and afterwards to instil spel, which attended its first pro into his mind the Divine truths of mulgation. Gratitude for the the Christian religion." This state blessings of redemption, a lively · ment, which the reviewer has pro, sense of their moral obligation, a bably adopted, without examina- dread
mina. dread of forfeiting the bright in tion, on the authority of Mr. Bar- heritance which has been unveiled row, is unfounded in fact, and
to their view—these are motives stands fully contradicted in every whose moral potency, notwithaccount which the United Brethren standing the sneers of a spurious
philosophy, has been unequivo* Quarterly Review, No. XXVI, por $09. xlivis to notomot od 159 dolany a la sua pyme expers.
we trust in vain, in their present at a station about five miles from state of moral darkness and degras Stellenbosh, in the same charitable dation. .. ..
.. .. work. '. 'In the colonyof the Cape of Good On the 13th of February, 1813, Hope, however, considerable efforts Mr. Campbell commenced bis jour. have been made of late, particularly ney to Bethelsdorp, and the other by Sir John Cradock, aided by the more distant missionary settlements zeal of the colonial chaplaiu, the in South Africa. His travelling Rev. Mr. Jones, to diffuse the bless, equipage consisted of two waggons, ings of Christian instruction not one drawn by twelve, the other by only among the slaves but among fourteen oxen, four male and two all classes of the colonial popula: female attendants. One of the tion; and a society has been form- drivers named Cupido, a converted ed under their auspices, embracing Hottentot, appears to have been this as one of its principal objects. signally serviceable, not only in his A free school, as we learn from Mr. more immediate vocation, but in Campbell, had already been formed conducting the devotions of the at the Cape, on the British plan of party, and whenever an opportu education, which contained 150 nity offered, in preaching the Goyouug persons. About 200 were spel to his countrymen. taught according to the same sys. In the way to Bethelsdorp, Mr. tem, in the military schools at the Campbell turned aside to visit Mr. barracks. Commissioner Shields Siedenfaden's missionary station at had likewise distinguished himself Zurebrak. He found him among a in tliis field of benevolence. A kraal of Hottentots, wbere he had school of twenty Negroes, liberated built a house, and cultivated a con. from a captured slave ship, sup- siderable portion of land, The ported entirely by this gentleman, meeting for public worship was alwas visited by Mr. Campbell." Se teoded by about fifty Hottentots, veral of the Negroes read the New and the school by twenty-two, Testament tolerably well, and re- On the 3d of March he reached peated questions from Watts's Cate. Drosdy George, a settlement form Chism : on the Lord's day they were ed by Lord Caledon, and which is well dressed, and attended church." represented as a rising place. Here • This meritorious conduct, on it was determined to station Mr. the part of the higher classes, ap- Pacalt, one of the Missionaries, pears to have been seconded by a with a view to the spiritual benefit strong religious feeling which had, of the settlement, and of the. Hot. at that time, been excited in the tentots inhabiting its vicinity. s mass of the population, by the oc. It was not till the 20th of March "currence of two treinendous earth that our traveller reached Algoa quakes, and the destructive ravages Bay, where Bethelsdorp, the pria of the small pox. ' “ These awful cipal settlement of the Society in events had led many to their Bibles, South Africa, is situated. This and to their knees.” May their place appears to have been, in salutary influence be permanent! judiciously selected. The soil is * One ofthe missionary institutions 80 barren as to be, incapable of Which Mr. Campbell came to visit, culture, and the settlers base was situated at Stellenbosh. He been under the necessity, of seek found the Missionary, Mr. Bakker, sing lands that are at some dis* diligentlyand successfully employed tance from the village, on which to in the instruction chiefly of slaves. rear provisions and to pasture their His meeting house was attended by cattle. Much of the admitted about 180 persons of this descrip. meanness and wretchedness of the "rjön, mostly females. Another Mis- : place have, doubtless arisen from sionary, Mr. Messer, was employed this cause; but much also from the