were, indeed, seasons of refreshing from trums, and is become a humble disciple the presence of the Lord, and we are all of Jesus Christ. After such a conquest, convinced the most blessed fruits will who will despair of any human being ?follow: we already witness them in the See Ward's Farewell Letters, p. 161. increased approbation of our Society on the part of our Government; the removal PRESENTS TO THE SOUTH SEA MISSSION, of many prejudices; a general interest Letter from George Bennet, Esq.written excited among the inhabitants, of our

to the Secretary on the morning he left town, and the cheerful co-operation of

London to join the Ship Tuscan at our friends in other places.

Gravesend. Two incidents which occurred during Within the very few weeks of George the above period, well deserve to be re. Bennet's intended Mission to the South lated: a Christian nobleman transinitted

Seas being publicly known, and his ac1000 Swiss francs to our departing Mis- tually leaving Sheffield to enter upon it, sionaries; and a farmer of Alsace, whose

a great number of Christian friends of name is not mentioned, sent 200 francs

various denominations in Sheffield and with this short observation : “ When I

the neighbourhood sent presents of hardwas a boy, being once employed to sow,

ware and clothing, and ornamental gifts an experienced farmer said to me, Throw

for the women and children, &c. at Otaout the seed far, my lad. I did so; and heite, nearly to the amount of £250 ; since then I am become rich in worldly besides which, some Ladies, and others at goods; I therefore think I ought to do Rotherham, Nottingham, Liverpool, &c. the same in spiritual matters."

sent handsome and valuable preseutsWe are sorry to hear from Mr. Rönne- making the whole amount at least to three berg, that our dear Dr. Pinkerton has

hundred guineas ! left St. Petersburg, as two of our brethren, Messrs. Dieterich and Zaremba, are going the kindness of these numerous and li

George Bennét feels very anxious that thither next week.

beral friends should be acknowledged By a letter of Mr. Rönneberg, we re

the Missionary Chronicle; he finds it joice to see that your Committee have

quite impracticable to send the full list placed a supply of Bibles at their disposal of the numerous names of these friends, in the languages of the countries they

nor can he even specify all the places are ahout to visit. I am convinced the from which the presents came; and, Lord will bless their labours in those

therefore, his indulgent friends will exparts. If our British brethren can do

cuse at present more than this general any thing in promotion of the work there,

acknowledgment. we shall bless the Lord; if not, we shall The charge has been accepted with persevere in our endeavours, in humble

much pleasure, and should the indulgent reliance upon him.

providence of God permit him to have the

happiness of returning to his native land, ANECDOTE.

G. B. will feel it a delightful duty to give an A BRAHMIN lately baptized liad, while account of the honourable stewardship to a heathen, taken a vow of perpetual si- which his dear friends have appoiuted lence, and had kept this vow for four

him; and he feels encouraged to hupe years, residing during this time at the

that through their prayers and the supply celebrated leniple of Kalee, near Cal- of the Spirit, he shall obtain mercy cutta. He was held in such reverence, faithful, And while now very nearly at that when he passed through the streets the moment of sailing from happy Eng. of the city, the rich Hindoos hurried down land, le affectionately bids them farewell, from their houses and threw themselves at his feet, to worship him as a deity. his most gracious keeping.

and prays God ever to keep them all in He wore several necklaces made of the

Bartlett's Buildings, Saturday Morn. bones of serpents, and his whole appear- 2 o'clock, May 5, 1821.

was that of a being who had In addition to the acknowledgments changed the human state and form, contained in this letter, the Directors offer

How little hope could haye been en- their cordial thanks to the following pertertained of the conversion of this man sons, for sundry presents to the South sunk in all the brutality of the jogee, Seas Mission; that is, and intoxicated with pride! and yet, this To Mesrrs. Clapham, Brother & Co. man, through reading a Tract in the Leeds, for two pieces of black cloth; Bengalee language, which was some how George Rawson, for two ditto of plaid or other introduced into his solitude, stuff; Mr. Johu Scofield, for a bag of has given up his rank, the worship of seeds; and Miss Walker, for five dozen his countrymen, and all his pagan nos- of spoons ; Mr. Williams, of Redditch,

to be



for a box of Rish-hooks and needles ; Mr. On the 14th, 15th, and 16th of the Taylor, of Kingland, for a chest of car- current month, the Anniversary of the penter's tools ; Mr. Cheesewright, for South Wales Auxiliary Missionary Sofour pit-saws; Anonymous, for three boat- ciety will (by divine permission) be held compasses; Mr. Toomer, of Southampton, at Abergavenny, on which oceasion some for a case of fish-hooks, for Rev. D. Ty- English minister is expected to preach, erman ; Mr. Turner, of Camberwell, for and take a part in the public meeting 12 pair of spectacles, and one pair for for business. Pomare ; Mr. Smith, for a thermometer for ditto; Mr. Perowne, of Norwich, for

BIRMINGHAM. a hat of peculiar construction for ditto ; R: Langton, Esq. for books; Messrs. The Anniversary meetir.g of the Aux-' Alford and Bristol, of Tisbury, for a iliary Missionary Society for the counties package of books, by Rev. Mr. Hopkins;

of Warwick, Stafford and Worcester, Mrs. Butler, of Benson, for a box of

will be held at Birmingham, on the Ilth linen and books, &c.

12th and 13th days of September, when

the Rev. Drs. Bogue and Waugh, with NOTICES.

the Rev. John Campbell, have engaged

to assist. THE Anniversary of the Plymouth, Plymouth Dock, and Stonehouse Auxiliary Missionary Society, is proposed to Several letters have been received, be h ld on the 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th which show that some persons conceive days of tbe present month. The Rev. the Home Missionary Society to be a Dr. Bogue and Mr. Tidman, the depu- branch of the London Missionary Society tation to Cornwall, are engaged to preach, for the Heathen, established in 1795 ; it and it is hoped the Rev. Messrs. Innes is therefore necessary to observe that he and Chapman, the deputation to Somer- two Institutions are perfectly distinct. Ed. set and Devon, will also be preseut.


Execators R. Donation


[Collections, anonymous Donations, and all other Donutions of 5l. or upwards, received

from 16 June, to 16 July, 1821, inclusive.] IN LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. Lincoln. - Stamford. - Rev. G. Wright. Legacy of Mr. Thomas Farmer, of Sion

A Soldier of two Kings 012 6 Chapel, per Messrs. Teape and Palmer,

A Soldier's Wife

0 7 6 10 0 0

1 0 0 1 l 0

South Wales Auxiliary Mission-
Mr. A. per Rev. Mr. Moore, Vauxhall 1 1 0
Nathaniel Robarts, Esq.

ary Society.-Rev. D. Peter.
10 10 0

Swansea.--Collection by Rev. A Widow's Mite; by G. B..........

0 7 0

T. Davies, Ebenezer Chapel 2000

1 3 0

Ditto, Mr. Bungay and Denton, Congregations at,

W. Thomas

3 3 0 for the support of a Native Teacher in India, to be called “ John Owen” by

Llwyngwair.-Subscription .. 500

296 S. Ray, Ipswich, instead of, as inserted in the last Chronicle

10 0 0

Swansea.-Countess of HuntBedfordshire. – Woburn. - Contributions

ingdon's Chapel. – Rev. W. per Rev. Mr. Castleden

4 4 0

Kemp. - Juvenile Society, Berks.—Reading.-Ebenezer Chapel Ju

three quarters of a year

24 15 3 venile Missionary Society, by Mr. Bu


2 2 0 bier 3 0 0

26 17 3 Essex.-Stratford.-Rev. J. Emblem and

Sussex.-Warbleton.-Bodle street-green,

13 8 1 Juvenile Missionary Society; by Mrs. Gloustershire, - Bristol. - Juvenile Mis


2 100 sionary Society. Mr. R. Ferris... 25 00 Wilts.-Hindon.- Teachers and Children Kent.-Collections per the Rev. Messrs.

of Sunday School; by Mr. T. B. Sims . 5 Chaplin and Jackson

112 8 4 Further particulars in a future Number.


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. In the July Chronicle.-Denuy Auxiliary Missionary Society.--Rev. J. Harrower, for £10 0 9. read £10 19

Donations in Aid of the Anglo-Chinese Colley'e at Malacca
Mr. Smith, Frampton-on-Severn

3 3 0
For the Education of Native Females in India.
A. C., Peckham
A few Larlies at Wade's Mill; by Mr. Simcoe

1 0 0 0 12 0

The Thanks of the Directors are presented to the following :To Mr. Preston, for 12 Penknives.-Mr. Ellerby, York, per Mr. Westley, for a number of Pamphlets and Magazines.- Rev. t. Young, Margate, for 21 Copies Truth Triumphant.-Mr. Monds, for 18 Nos. Baptist Register.-St. Dionis, for 12 Pamphlets.--Mr. J. Bartlett, for 1 Vols Evangelical Magazine.--Messrs. Monds, Masterton, Hayward, A. T. Mrs. Smith, J. B. and a few Friends; per Mr. Slow, for several Nos. Evangelical Magazine.


Lines written on occasion of the Departure of Missionaries for Jerusalem,

taken froin the Christian Herald, un American Publication.
Heaven's fiercest wrath has touch'd the temple's spires,

Its lovely wreaths are torn and rent as under;
Each inurn and eve, where glow'd devotion's fires,

Jehuvah pour'd his thunder.
O'er the delightsome land wild ruin reigns,

Of villas, cities, towns, the wide-spread grave;
The camel winds across its hallow d plains,

Or, pausing, drinks uie wave.
The scatter'd rocks still lie on Calvary's hill,

And darkness shrouds the Saviour's broken tomb:
O’er mountains, tielus, and each sequestered rill

Nods the fierce Turkish plume.
But thou art glorious still, though deep decay

Has seiz'd thy pies, land of high renown!
The sun, at noon, sheds nut su sweet a ray

As when his heains go down.
Devoted Youth, go pitch your lowly tent

Near Calvary's hill, or Jorılau's sacred stream ;
Ou Bethlehem's plain, or Tabor's steep ascent,

Beneath the star's sweet gleam.
There shall the Arab, drawn by pow'r divine,

Bend his proud step, and pause beneath your shade;
There shall the Turk his waviug plume resign,

lu peaceful garb array'd.
Ah me! I cannot go your toils to share,

But freely give of well-earn'd praise the meed;
My lowly flock demands my watchful care,

Them must I stay tu feed.
Yet oft to you I turn the wand'ring eye.

From shady nook, deep dell, or forest's inaze,
Or inountain's slope ; my pray'r ascends on high,
That Heav'n may guide your ways.


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