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lation, or distress, or persecution, or famino, by what the different friends had said, were or nakedness, or peri), or sword ? Nothing then addressed to them, and a short prayer could separate us from his love. He felt closed this pleasing service. great anxiety in relation to the important In the afternoon the Lord's death was work to which he had been appointed ; he shown forth. • The Lord's death' is a felt himself unworthy of it; he was not suf- | phrase with which we are familiar, and there. ficient for these things; but he looked for fore it may be feared that it is often repeated help to him who could give it. Hurree, the without suitable consideration. To the redeacon, and one of the oldest members, said / verent student of the Bible it suggests many a little. He was once as a lost sheep; he important reflections. The Lord died. The was once in darkness, now he enjoyed the Prince of life was killed. Acts iii. 15. The true light. In prayer he found peace. Lord of glory was crucified. I Cor. ii. 7, 8. Brumanunda, the school master of the vil. The collection of apposite words is remark. lage, next arose-I may add for your infor. | able. Here is mystery, but in this mystery mation that this young man has not long we humbly confide. I endeavoured to show made a profession: he comes from the vici. our friends that we should come to the table nity of Khunditta; and one of the last times at which the Lord's death was shown forth, our late estimable brother Bonamallee came confessing our sin and relying on atoning to Cuttack, was to bring this interesting blood. The chapel was well filled on both young person to relate the exercises of his occasions. mind. He seems to possess a good under. A sermon was preached in the evening on standing, and to be capable of improvement. the instructive history of our Lord healing I trust he will be steady and consistent to the woman with an issue of blood. Evening the end. He bore a very pleasing testimony, services are never so well attended by the in a private conversation I bad with him, to natives as are morning and afternoon op. the good effect which Bonamallee's consis-portunities; on this occasion the attendance tency and affection had exerted on the minds was pleasing, though not so large as at the of the sober and thinking portion of the other services. beathen community in the vicinity of Khun. As we remained with our friends till Tuesditta. But to return to the meeting. He day morning, I must tell you a little of how told us he had not been long in the way, and Monday was spent. We went out pretty therefore was very weak; sometimes the old early in the morning to visit them at their nature rose up again, occasioned him much houses, and remained amongst them till the trouble, andled him to his falling, but then fierce rays of the sun rendered exposure un. the Lord rased him up again. Ras-Dowri, desirable. At noon, Mrs. Buckley held an a man of sobriety and experience, the first experience meeting with the sisters, which fruits of the Sabara tribe* to Christ, the from the brief report I heard of it, appeared first-fruits you know are often the best to be a very interesting opportunitySupnext spoke. He did not say much, but the pose I tell you the substance of what I little he said was to the point. The remark heard respecting this service. Hannahma, he made will find a response in many a the wife of the deacon, and the first woman christian bosom. The battle was constant; in that neighbourhood who confessed the the struggle between the old and new nature | Lord, told them of days long since past, was increasing. It is a good evidence of a when her husband and herself stood alone, state of grace when a man can truly use Great was the persecution which they both such language: the ungodly are strangers to bad to endure. The bearer, Padhan (the the conflict. Gunda, a young member, spoke head man of the village) gave her a good next. He said how anxious they had all beating. When her husband was baptized felt on account of the rain being withheld; she was kept from him for several days by (a very important matter in an agricultural force. Afterwards, being turned out of their district certainly) they had met for prayer in house, they got a little place to live in; but reference to this special object, and while at that time she had no one to speak to when praying the Lord had granted what they re. her husband was at work in the field; none quested, and the clouds had poured down of the women would help her in any thing, rain. He could not but bless his name. they only abused and persecuted her; but But while rejoicing on this account there the Lord had been gracious and helped was cause for grief: a sister was near her them. And when she considered how many end, and the Lord had since taken her away. of the Lord's people there were now, where He thought on this wise, in reference to her formerly there was none, she saw plainly removal, she had gone before and he and the that it was not the work of man; the power rest must follow. A few words suggested of God had affected this change, and she
prayed that his church might prosper more
and more. Rukoomi, the daughter of the * For an account of this tribe see Sterling's description as given in Peggs's History, p, 51,
native preacher, referred to her father being where they are called Sowrs,
stationed last year at Berhampore; she had
received much instruction; but it was while | no answer, I should not be surprised if she at Berhampore that a sermon preached by herself had forgotten it, probably not having Mr. Stubbins, from Quench not the Spirit,' heard it for many years. A married woman awakened her to seek the Lord. Nullita, is never described by her proper name, but one of the rescued Khond victims, now mar. | is spoken of, if there be children, as the ried and settled at Choga, said a little about mother of so and so; if not, as the sister of the goodness of the Lord to her. Like a so and so, or in some such way. But to deer chased in the mountains and ready to return to my story,- a good account was die, such was her condition formerly: ex. given of the candidates, but it was agreed posed to death, naturally and spiritually; that the name of one of the females should but by the goodness of the Lord, she had remain, on account of her limited acquainbeen rescued from temporal death and placed tance with divine truth, she having but rein the school where she had been taught to cently come out from heathenism. Reproof know the Lord. Mamka said that her mind was then administered to one who had walkhad been much impressed by the removal of ed disorderly. one and another of her sisters by death, more especially by the last event of this kind that had taken place in the midst of them. Dar. | USEFULNESS OF MISSIONARIES TO ka, whom the Lord had just called, was her
THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN. companion in the school. Reflecting on these events, she thought on this wise, - Mr. Bailey in a recent letter furnishus the The church of the Lord was like a garden; following statements:and as the gardener first gathered out of his A few days after my arrival in Calcutta. garden the full-blown beautiful flower, so it Mr. Lewis, the pastor of Dum Dum, told mo appeared that those whom the Lord had that there was a young man in the 7th. regt. called were those who were most ripe for that had recently arrived from England, heaven. She considered that the Lord de. who wished to see me, and from his descripsigned to instruct and admonish them by tion I was sure that it was James Bratby of these events, that they might be prepared for Quorndon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bratby who the change, and might 'set their affections were formerly members of the church at on things above, not on things on the earth.' Quorndon. Mr. Lewis kindly offered to send Prayer was offered with reverential feeling, | word to the young man that I was in and with a pleasing adaptation to the ser- | Calcutta, and that I should be happy to see vice, by Bella and Sume-the former has a him. After a few days he came down; and very happy gifte
I shall not soon forget our meeting. For In the evening a church meeting was years he had been one of my most intimate held, when three candidates were proposed friends, and was baptized by the late Adam for baptism. One of them, a young man, in Smith at Quorndon only a few days before relating to me the exercises of his mind, I was baptized at Woodhouse. Little did I previously to the meeting, referred to an ad. think on that day, as I saw him baptized dress delivered by brother Lacey on bis last and received into the church, that he would visit, as having impressed his mind; but he so far fall away as to be compelled to leave had been especially aroused by a discourse home and friends and enlist as a common that Parasua had proached, from— They soldier, and at length find bis way to India, that are whole need not a physician, but and much less did I then think that I should they that are sick. While listening to this see him there. On the following Sabbath discourse he felt that he was sick, and need. I went to Dum Dum, and found James in ed a physician. He appears in earnest his quarters. I took him with me to the about salvation. The other two were fe. chapel, wbere I preached. He had long been males : one of them far advanced in life; absent from the services of the sanctuary. but there is reason to hope that .at eveving At the close I entreated him to return to the time it will be light' with ber. Her caso, as Lord, assuring him that if he sought the illustrating a curious usage of the Hindoos, Lord in earnest he would not seek in vain. as it respects the names of females, may ex. After a few sabbaths I went again, and cite & smile. I mentioned at the church spent the whole of the day with him, ex. meeting, that the aged relative of Bruman cept during the time of service. I talked unda wished to be proposed as a candidate, with him and prayed with him, and he and appealed to one of the friends to give seemed much affected. Before I left, the me her name, that I might write it, but he regt. was ordered to Calcutta, and I saw him could not tell me; another said, 'I do not there again and begged him to attend regu. know her name;' a third could give no larly one of the Baptist chapels in tbat city. answer; I therefore asked her relative to tell I also introduced him to several friends me the name of his mother in law : 'Indeed there; and I have since heard to my great I do not know it !' was his reply. A mes. joy that he has been received into the Lall senger was sent to the woman, but as I got Bazar Church (Baptist.)
One Sabbath evening as I was going into and lears. He went to the Union House,' the pulpit at Lall Bazar Chapel, one of the and in a day or two afterwards a clergyman Deacons said to me, "There is a young of the Establishment saw him there, and man here who is inquiring for a Mr. Peggs, after making some enquiry into his case he General Baptist Missionary,' I wished the went to the river and very shortly obtained Deacon to tell the young man to wait until a passage for him on board a ship that was the close of the service, and that then I bound to the Mauritius, which he hoped would speak to him in the vestry. Accord. | would afterwards go to England. ingly be came to me, and I turned towards him saying, 'Well friend, what bave you to say?' 'I want to know, Sir, whether you
REV. W. JARROM'S RETURN. know a Mr. Peggs a general Baptist Mis. sionary ? I replied, More than twenty years [The following extracts from a private note ago there was a Mr. James Peggs in Orissa; shew that Mr. J. may be soon expected in Engbut he is now at Burton-on-Trent, in Stafford
land.-ED.) shire. 'O Sir, I don't mean Mr. James
Off Gutzlaff Island, Aug. 23rd., 1850. Peggs; I heard him preach a year since last Sunday night, at bis chapel in Burton.' MY DEAR BROTHER.—This island, which I found afterwards that he meant Mr. George | is named after Mr. Gutzlaff, is about sixty Pegg, who is Inow at Commercial Road, miles from Shanghae, which all ships make, London. He had some idea that he had both on the homeward and outward bound come to this country as a missionary. He passage. We made it yesterday; it is nearer told me that his name was Muggleton; that
us this morning. We left Shanghae on his father and mother were members of the
Tuesday, the 20th. instant. We have just G. B. Church at Melbourne; that he knew
come to anchor; the tide is so strong, that you and was related to Mr. Robert Pegg of
with a head-wind we are obliged to stop Derby, and several others that I know. |
while the tide is running in. We have done After listening to these statements I said. | 80 all along. I should think now we have • Well, and how came you here?' He re
done so for the last time. I am the only pasplied, 'I was apprenticed to a butcher at senger; pretty good accommodations. We Burton-on-Trent, but I disagreed with my
shall be a sad long time on our way: I fear master, and like many other foolish young
at least five months. I hope to get a good men in England I thought I could do much
deal of study done, of various kinds. Every better in Australia than at Burton; 80 I left
thing goes on pretty well at present. It is not for Sydney; but I soon wished myself at
unlikely I may place foot on Africa before I home again. Well, and how came you at
see you: I think we shall put in at Cape Calcutta ?' 'O, I thought that if I could
Town; and I hope to land at St. Helena too. get to Calcutta it would be easy for me to
You will see I have expressed a desire to get employ on a ship, and by this means
take up my abode with you for a few weeks : get back again to England ; so I engaged
but it has occurred to me that if Jane has so myself, in connection with another young
many boarders I had better not attempt it. man, as groom on board the Royal Saxon. My paper is full. You will get this in No. which was sailing with a ship load of horses
vember. I am yours, sincerely, from Sydney to Calcutta ; but my companion
ARROM. died on the road, and I am now left alone.'
He regularly attended the means of grace at Lall Bazar; but ere long he came to tell me
BAPTISMS IN ORISSA. that his money was all gone and in conse- From a recent letter, we extract the followquence he could not stay any longer in a / ing pleasing intelligence. boarding house; and where to go or what to Cuttack.- July 7th, 1850, three young perdo he knew not. I tried all the infuence I sons from the female asylum were baptized by had to get him a passage in a vessel, but in Mr. Buckley. vain; he was at length therefore compelled Choga.--Sep. 8th, two converts were bap. to go to the Union House. This intelligence tized by Mr. Lacey. was conveyed to him one evening after the ! Berhampore.--In September, three pious weekly prayer meeting in the Lall Bazar | Europeans were baptized. It was an interChapel; I was present at the time, and I esting time. think I shall never forget my feelings on the Piplee.-In September, Mr. Millar baptized vecasion. He stood for a moment or two, an aged guru, at the Konas, a few miles disand when he could bear it no longer he burst tant from Piplee. Many were present who into tears, exclaiming, O if my poor mother had formerly worshipped him as a god. They knew what would she say? Never, I would were much chagrined to hear him confess venture to say, were his friends so dear in himself a sinner, whose only hope of mercy this young man's history, as at that moment. was through Jesus Christ. The guru re0, I thought, my dear young man what would ) ceived his first christian light from reading your mother say could she see your sorrows the Gospel of Matthew.
A GLANCE AT THE PAST HALF CENTURY. • Blessed be the name of God, for ever and ever ; for wisdom and might are his : and he changeth the times and the seasons : he removeth kings, and setteth up kings : he giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding : he revealeth the deep and secret things : he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.:-Dan. ii. 20—22.
This evening, (Dec. 31.) we conclude despotic monarch, he required his the religious exercises, not only of wise men, or astrologers, and sooththe year 1850, but also of the first sayers, to reveal to him the dream, half of the 19th century of the chris- and also to give him the interpretatian era. At periodical intervals it has tion. This, of course, was beyond been our custom to review the past, their power; and, in his fury, he its mercies and its blessings, its errors commanded that all the wise men and its negligences, that we may be should be slain. Daniel and his thankful to God for his favours, and companions, though neither astrolopenitent before him for our faults.gers nor magicians, were sought for There will not be any thing out of that they might fall with them. This keeping with this useful custom, nor | led these pious Hebrews to obtain unsuitable to the present season, if we time, that they might pray to God extend our review, not to the expir- for his mercies, that he would reveal ing year simply, but to the half cen- this secret unto them, that their lives tury now past; a period full of great might be spared. God, the God of events and important changes ; and their fathers, heard their prayers, one in which, through the goodness revealed the secret to Daniel, and of God, there has been, on the whole, used this event as a means of houour. an advance in many things pertaining ing himself, and of elevating his serto the present and future welfare of vants who were captives in a strange the family of man.
land. The dream, as you are aware, In our text, we have the devout was of a colossal image. The head praises of the prophet Daniel, uttered of gold; the breast of silver; the loins on a memorable occasion. The king of brass; the legs of iron, and the of Babylon had a dream which trou- feet, partly iron and partly clay. bled him; but what it was escaped his These portrayed the four great monrecollection. With the folly of a archies. The gold represented the * Delivered by request at the Midland |
Chaldean; the silver, the Persian; Conference at Derby on Tuesday Evening. the brass, the Macedonian; and the Dec. 31st, 1850.
iron, the Roman state. There was Vol 13.-N. S.
also in the dream, a stone cut out and general traces on our minds. without hands, which should break in We have already intimated our pieces all other kingdoms, and survive conviction that there has been a them, and fill the whole earth. This general advance and improvement is the spiritual and heavenly kingdom of what pertains to the temporal and of Christ, which will ultimately tri- spiritual interests of mankind, during umph over all opposition, diffuse its the period referred to; and we may divine principles and blessings among add, that this in every view is mainly the nations, and prevail, until all to be attributed to the spreading inpeople shall submit to Christ's peace- fluence of the christian religion, and ful and benignant sceptre, and the the goodness of God. Without Him, kingdoms of this world become the and his truth, this world would soon kingdoms of our Lord and of his become a region of desolation and Christ.' Thus God gave to his ser- woe. Our true interests, all which vants a glimpse of the future, and di- are involved in our political, social, rected their thoughts to him whose intellectual, moral, and religious well• kingdom is not of this world.' It being, are intimately associated; for, was when the secret was revealed righteousness exalteth a nation,' and unto Daniel, that the prophet uttered 'godliness is profitable unto all things, the beautiful words of our text. In having promise of the life that now is, them he recognizes God as the King and of that which is to come.' of kings, the source of light and bles. At the commencement of the sing; from whom nothing is con- period over which we shall briefly cealed, whose hand is to be traced in cast our eyes, England was panting the changes which occur amongst men, under exhaustion. For several years and who is worthy of endless praise. she had sustained a war with France,
The four great monarchies have whose revolution had filled the world passed away, and the kingdom of with wonder, destroyed its sovereigns, our Lord Jesus Christ has appear- deluged its cities with the blood of ed amongst the nations, and though citizens, and raised to a fearful eleits nature has often been mis- vation a military despot, Napoleon understood and misrepresented; its Buonaparte, who soon laid the nations claims disregarded, and its progress of Europe prostrate at his feet. Beopposed, it is still in existence, and sides this, England had experienced a in various ways is advancing both in rebellion in Ireland, a mutiny among our own and in other lands. The her seamen, a succession of bad harprophet had a glimpse of the future, vests, and crippled commerce, as well ours will be a glance at the past, as the diffusion of those infidel and in which we shall have equal occasion anarchical principles which had partly to bless the name of the Lord, who is led to the Revolution in France. over all, 'for wisdom and might are his.' Under these circumstances, the
In our review of the events of the peace of Amiens in 1802, was welpast half century, which must chiefly come to many of her people as the be confined to our own country, we only means of national preservation. are forcibly reminded of the lan- This, however, was of short duration, guage of Saint Paul: 'The fashion For the war was soon renewed, and of this world passeth away ;' for past from 1803 until 1815, with but little events, however much they might intermission, this nation was involved engross our attention while they were in a costly and ruinous conflict with being effected, leave, like the chany- Napoleon. Every sea was scoured ing scenes of a panorama, or a se- by our fleets, and every kingdom or ries of dissolving views, but feeble nearly subsidized by our gold, that