417 ing the books. Hoping that the Lord J. Smith; Messrs. Gardiner, Rooker, may induce some liberal-minded men to Sharpe, Gay, and Jackson, also engaged give us a little assistance, I remain, with in the religious services of the day, which best respects to your brother and Mr. were very numeroasly attended by deeply Jones, your affectionate friend,

interested throngs. 'Iowards the erection S. LLOYD. of this neat and spacious chapel (and

which stands on the site of the old one)

the people of Appledore have contributed
very liberally, but a considerable debt still

remains, to liquidate which, an early ap-

plication is intended to be made to the May 17, 1816. A general meeting of

of religious public. the inhabitants of Hampstead, High.' gate, Hendon, Finchley, Kentish Town,

gri Aug. 28, was opened, at Whiteshill,

near Bristol, a neat chapel, capable of Camden Town, and Wilsdon, was held

seating 450 persons. Rev. R. Hill preachat Chalk Farm, for the formation of an

ed in the morning; Mr. Liefchild, of Auxiliary Bible Society; when the R. H.

Kensington, in the afternoon ; and the Ld. Teignmouth presided. The resolu. Rev. Mr. Thorp, of Bristol, in the eventions were moved and seconded by the in

ne ing. Messrs. Tidman and Raban engaged Rev. D. Wilson, of St. John's; F. T. Buxton, Esq. Rev. J. Snelgar ; J. Agar, the congregations were very rumerous

1. in the devotional parts of the services, Esq. S. Hoare, jun. Esq. Rev. J. Hughes;

gnes; and attentive, and liberal collections were S. Price, C. E. Lefroy, J. Bacon, 1. G.

made. This interest was raised by the Babington, W. G. Peyton, and J. T.

exertions of the Bristol Itinerant Society, Mitchel, Esqrs. Rev. T. Mileham, and

who have laboured for some time past in Major Close.“ The contributions already

uready two neighbouring villages, between which raised amount to nearly £400.

the chapel is situated, with encouraging

success. A considerable part of the exORDINATIONS.

pence of erection has been defrayed by May 15, 1816. The Rev. W. Turner, the exertions of a respectable individual, late student at Rotherham, was ordained but a debt still remains, for the liquidaover the independent church and con- tion of which, an appeal will be made to gregation assembling in Bethel Chapel, the generosity of the religious public. Burv, Lancashire. Mr. Smith, of Man Sept. 3, a new chapel was opened, near chester, began the service by reading, Nannerch, Flintshire; when, to very &c.; Mr. Hacking, of Darwen, described crowded and attentive congregations, ser. the nature of a gospel church, &c.; Mr. mons were preached, by Messrs. R. Eve. Redmayne, of Horwich, offered the or- rett, of Denbigh ; J. Roberts, Capeldination prayer ; Mr. Parsons, of Leeds, Garmon: S. Jones, Pwllhati, (a blind gave the charge ; Mr. Blackburn, of young,

young man, whose sermons abound more Delph, addressed the people, and Nir. in scripture expressions, than, perhaps, Harris, of Bury, concluded with prayer. those of most preachers who are blessed In the evening, Mr. Smith, of Man- with sight;) W. Williams, Wern; T.Jones, chester, preached.

Newmarket; T. Jones, Pwllheli; and B. Sept. 26. Rev. W. Watkins was ore Powell, Mold ; and W. Williams, the dained at Providence Chapel, Newton,

preceding evening. Devon. Introductory discourse, &c. Mr, Sept. 12, a neat and commodious chapel Gleed of Teignmouth; charge, Mr. Win. was opened at Monkton, near Margate. deatt, of Totness, from Nehem. vi. 3. Mr. Hogg, of Thrapstone, opened the Mr. Stenner, of Dartmouth, addressed service ; Dr. Collyer preached, from Isa. the church from Matt. x. 41, and Mr. J. lv. 13.--Afternoon, Mr. Pinchbeck, of Baker concluded. Mir. Gleed preached Walham Green, praved, and Mr. Reed, of in the evening, and Mr. Windeatt on London, preached ; in the evening, Mr. the preceeding evening. Mr. Weeks, of Sloper,ofChelsea,praved,and Mr.Collison, . Barton, and Mr. Neck, of Norton, as- of Walthamstow, preached. The attendsisted in the devotional services.

ance was numerous, and the collections CHAPELS OPENED.

amounted to £50. This cause is much Aug 21, was opened, a new chapel, indebted to the neighbouring ministers, at Appledore, Devon, wn which occasion for their labours in the village for 16 three sermons were preached. In the years past. morn. Mr. Besly, of Ilfracombe, preached Sept. 27, a small chapel was opened at from Gal. ii. 20. In the afternoon, Mr. Kings-steinton, a populous village in De. Aleek, of South Molton, from Exod. iii. vonshire. Mr. Windeat, of 'Totness,

9, 3. In the eveving, Mr Thorp, of preached in the morn. Mr. Sprague, 'of Dristol, from Acts, x. 33. The services Bovey, in the afternoon, and Mr. Alen, of the day were commenced with reading of Exeter, in the evening. and prayer, by Mr. R. Evans, who for. NOTICE.-Albion Chapel, Moorfields, ripwards of 50 years has been pastor of will be opened on the 7th Instant.--Sey fuis Society, and is now assisted by Mr, the front page of our Cover,



Too long had savage Rapine's lawless sway
From shore to shore spread havoc and dismay; .
Full many a costly prize to Algiers borne,
The plund'rers shar'd, while captive Christians mourn;
Born to be free, they mourn'd the tyrant yoke,
And wail'd beneath the fierce oppressor's stroke:
Till Britain, rous'd at length, prepares to pour
A flood of vengeance on the barbarous shore.
Propitious gales soon waft her navy's pride
To where proud Algiers skirts the briny tide ;
In vain, with desperate rage, the Pirates strove,
A match for Britain's thund'ring force to prove;
T'he deadly rocket, with portentous blaze,
Death and destruction through their fleet conveys--
From ship to ship the conflagrations spread,
And fin each Moslem's recreant heart with dread.
His fortress now unable to defend,
The haughty Dey with humbled pride must bend;
Each injur'd captive to his land restore,
Condemu'd to pine in savage bonds no more.

Hail! Britain, gen'rous foe to thraldom, hail ?
May still thy might in Freedom's cause prevail.
The sable sons of Afric can proclaim,
With tears of joy, their liberator's fame:
From age to age thy name shall still descend,
The Christian captive's brave avenging friend !
But, ah! not Afric's slave's severest chain,
Nor those which long the Christians wept in vain,
Such misery cause as those (alas !) which bind
In error black as night the Corsair's mind;
The cruel foe who fate thy triumphs swellid,
Delusion long in fatal bonds has held :
Arise ! Britannia, brace that armour on,
In which th’illustrious Saul of Tarsus shone;
Gird on thy thigh the keen effulgent sword,
The two-edg'd blade of God's almighty word,
Salvation's helm, Faith's all-resisting shield,
And bid th' infernal pow'rs of darkness yield;
From the high mosque proud Islan's banner huri,
And wide the standard of the cross unfurl :
O'er regions long involv'd in blackest night
Pour the mild rays of revelation's light,

Till bright the Sun of Righteousness shall rise,
And chase the crescent from the Turkish skies.

LINES, occasioned by the late meluncholy Accident at Rochester.

Though the worn Mariner prevail, | Though all creation round thee smile,

When tempest-tost on many a wave ; ! Wait for thy change in solemn fear; The stream that ripples through the dale Lest Satan blind thy soul the while,

May be the Cotter's watery grave: And Death, when least in thought, he Though age his shatter'd bark upbuoy

near. Amidst the tempest of disease ; | Happy if ready! then in love • The skiff' of youth, and health, and 4 The invitation will be given,

From thorns below to thrones above ; May sink beneath the softest breeze : 1 From earthly hymns to harps of heaven: Youth bears no talisman to charm, The rivulet of life past by, Nor Health, the conqueror to disarm. And launch'd upon eternity.

MELANC. LykieEx.


Missionary Chronicle,


Our readers will perceive, that we have devoted sixteen påges of the former part of this Number to that interesting Missionary Intelligence which properly belongs to the Chronicle; notwithstanding which, such is the press of Missionary information, that we are obliged to defer several important articles, and to abridge the rest.

The members of the Society will rejoice to learn that Mr. Fyvie has recovered from his dangerous illness, and that there appears to be a great prospect of usefulness in Surat, and the populous regions contiguous. Mr. Lee has been preserved from the ravages of a fatal fever at Ganjam.--Mr. Townley and his companions have proceeded on their voyage from the Cape to India. Mr. Milne is establishing a respectable station at Malacca. Messrs. Osmond and Barff are proceeding fast to. wards Otaheite, and Mr.Bicknell's letter from thence confirms the good news already detailed. While at home, the Auxiliary Meetings at Bristol, Birmingham, in Wales, &c. evince that the extended efforts of the Society will be liberally supported. .


which were so much approved, that he

, has been requested to print them, and MADRAS.

also to form a Batavian Auxiliary

Missionary Society. A LETTER from Mr. Loveless, dated 1

Mr. Milne has furnished Mr. Supper April 26, 1816, is just arrived. Mr. L...

with Chinese' tracts and magazines, was anxious about the arrival of Nis

· which he has distributed among the sionaries from the Society, for Travan.

Chinese people, who read them with core, Mr. Ringeltaube having left that country for the Cave, on account of the great avidity, and say that “ the morals state of his health. Mr. Mead and Mr.

contained in them are nearly as good as

those of Confucius." Render, who are designated to succeed

Mr. Supper was informed that a mi. Dr. R. have arrived, we trust, ere this,

nister from Holland might be expected at Madras, with Mr. Knill, who is to

in Batavia, who has engaged himself to reside at that city.

the Netherland Missionary Society; he is GANJAM.

an old acquaintance of Mr. S. ; should this LETTERs have been received from he realized, Mr. S., we trust, will obtain Mr. Lee, dated Jan. 1816, giving most the asssistance of a fellow-labourer after distressing accounts of an epidemic fever his own heart. which had prevailed in Ganjam, and Another letter has been received from obliged him, for a time, to withdraw to Mr. Supper, dated June 18, 1816, from Aska, a town about 35 miles N. W. of which it appears he had been very ill it. Such was the violence of this dis- for two or three months; but he was ease, that at one time between 20 and somewhat recovered when he wrote. 30 died in a day. In the course of a Mr. Supper speaks very highly of his month about 700 fell victims to it. His Excellency Baron Capellan, the Dutch church was deserted, and the school Governor of Batavia (who succeeds the broken up. Mr. and Mrs. Lee were also English Governor, Col. Raffles). He apseverely and repeatedly attacked, but pears to be a sincere friend to Missionary mercifully recovered. Their infant, and Bible Societies. He had behaved in however, died at Aska.

the kindest manner to Mr. S. and offered About the close of January, the sick. to send his own physician to assist him. ness had abated, and Mr. Lee returned

AMBOYNA. to Ganjam. On the first Sunday after. By a letter from Mr. Kam, dated Amhis return he had 30 or 40 hearers, and boyna, March 24, 1816, it appears that hoped soon to re-open his school

he is very diligent in visiting the adjaBATAVIA.

cent Molucca Islands, where he preaches A letter has been received from Mr. to people of various descriptions, many Supper, dated April 2, 1816, who con- of whom receive the word with joy. He tinues his labours in that city, and not has met with several small societies of without success. He has preached, at professing Christians, who have long different times, four missionary sermons, been destitute of the means of grace, tu XXIV.

3 N

whom he has administered the Lord's Establishment, one of whom 18 marned, Supper, and baptized their children; he in all, 18 persons. also baptized, on his late journey, several On their arrival, Mr. Keith, my old adults (16 men and one woman, who had friend, wrote me a note, and I hastened been heathens) on a profession of their to bring them to Cape Town. I found faith in Christ. .

them all assembled in the house of a He reports that the Bible Society at pious soldier, and worship about to comAmboyna is in a flourishing state; the mence. Mr. T. requested me to give an subscriptions amount to four thousand dol- address, which I did, from Acts, xxviii. lars. Mr. Kam is chosen one of the 15. “ Whom when Paul saw, he thanked . vice-presidents. They have received a few God, and took courage." On the Lord's Malay New Testaments from Calcutta, Day we communicated together. but expect a larger supply from England. I was informed that the Lord's Supper --Mr. Kam preaches on the Lord's Day had been dispensed on board the Moira, to a large congregation, of from 800 to in which the Clergymeri, the Indepen1000 people. 'I'he prayer-meeting is also dents, and the Baptists all united. The well attended.

captain (Kemp) was zealous in promote

ing the worship of God, and every one MALACCA.

used his own forms. Some of our friends - Mr. Milne informs the Directors, that told me that they did not hear an oath through the kindness of the government uttered on board since they left Engat Penang, he has obtained a grant of land. They had a fine passage of 10 land at Malacca, on which to erect a weeks, and had not experienced what mission house, printing office, schools, the sailors call a gale of wind. &c. and has already been promised as: We have been greatly delighted to sistance for the building, by friends in hear of the gospel being carried into India, Batavia, &c.

Caffraria. Mr and Mrs. Williams had · His Chinese scholars have increased to left Bethelsdorp for that country when seventy. Mr. Thompsen hopes to he able we had the last letter. to open a Malay school, and is diligentlyM r. Bartlett is arrived in Namaquapreparing a house for that purpose. land, where he met with a new kraal of * Mr. Milne says, “ for the present my Namaquas, who would not let him depart time is almost wholly taken up in trans- till he hud instructed them in the way of lating (the scriptures), and will be so salvation- some of them lay down in the (God willing) for three months to come, road before him, when he was about to except as the (Chinese) Magazine and leave them. the daily routine of instruction may in. terfere." SU'RAT.

SOUTH SEAS. A letter from Mr. Fyvie, dated Surat, Extracts from Mr. Bicknell's Letter to June 1, 1816, is just come to hand. We

the Rev. Dr. Haueis. rejoice to hear that, tlırough the goodness' EIMEO, SEPT. 8, 1815.--Dear Sir, in of God, he is perfectly recovered ; and any letter, public or private, the half with Mr. Skinner, returned to Surat from cannot be told you of the blessed change Bombay in April. They are going on which divine grace has wrought in the well, and have already more than 50 na. lives and conduct of the natives of these tive children in their school-Particu- islands. You will be informed of many lars in our next.

things in the public letter, which goes muuuuuuu

with this, respecting the state of the

mission, so that I need not say any SOUTH AFRICA.

thing. I lament, and am sorry to say, Extract of a Letter from the Rev. that we are yet living all together, seven G. Thom, Cape, July 13, 1816.

men, five women, and twelve children,

for the sake of finishing the vessel, while I am just returned from Simon's Bay, we are so greatly wanted at Taheite and where Ï hade the brethren Townley, Raiatea, in both which islands, and in Keith, Knill, Reeve, Render, and others, many bave embraced Christianity Mead, with our female Missionaries-- but have no teachers. Although our Farewell. They were only six days in vessel is so much wanted for the use of Africa, and sailed on the 10th with a the mission, yet we regret that our time fine wind. Since the Duif sailed from should be thus taken up, which ought England, I believe that no slip has to be devoted to the instruction of the floated on the ocean with so many Mis- natives. We think, at last, we must dissionaries and ministers as the Noira. pose of thie vessel, for want of time to On board are 13 persons belonging to finish her, and we rejoice it is so : for the Missionary Society, two to the Bap. the desire accomplished is a tree of life. tist Society, and two clergymen of the When we began the vessel, there were ne


451 such calls among the natives as there are now. I wrote to you before, my confidence MISSION TO THE CALMUCKS. that the cause would yet encrease, and that we should see greater things than

From the Journal of the Brethren these. I hope you will see, while you

Schill, Hubner, and Loos. live, that your labour hath not been in Mr.Paterson has sent to the Directors, vain in the Lord, with respect to this extracts from the journal of the three mission. Please to tell our dear friends (Moravian) Missionaries, who have been at Bath, that the poor natives here fill enabled, by'a large donation from this the place of worship at the monthly Society, to proceed from Sarepta to the prayer-meeting, as well as at all other Calmucks. These good men pursued times. They rejoiced to hear a part of their long journey through great difficul. your letter, which I read to them; and ties, some of which they could not have the King says he shall send you some of surmounted, had they not received the his gods. They have burnt several of countenance of Government, and been them in the fire. Hitherto the Lord recommended by Prince Galitzin. hath been very good to us and the na- They left Sarepta, May 20, 1815, and tives.

travelled along the banks of the Wolga. We have got two boats ready in case Calling on Mr. Weselow, at Jenatathe present war should reach us, and our jewka, he obtained letters of recommenpeople be defeated ; as yet we know not dation to the Prince, and to Gregori the result of the war. Hitherto those Alexiewitsch. Having passed through have been defeated that intended to various Cossack villages, they arrived on destroy the people of God and stop the the 29th at the residence of the Prince, progress of his word, and they have been 35 wersts from Astrachan. They were destroyed by the very people and instru- introduced to him in his kibitke, where ments which they employed to destroy they found him sitting on a rough skin us. So their wickedness came upon on the ground, barefooted, clad in black their own heads. Our salvation is of horse-fur, and a black silk cap on the Lord, and we hope that we and all his head. He called for chairs for them his people shall be preserved.

to sit upon, but they declined that hoSir, in addition to past favours, I take nour in his presence. He ordered se. the liberty to request, a little paper, and veral dishes of food for them, which a few pencils, and three or four good were served up on white plates, with books, Boston's Fourfold State, and the silver knives, forks, and spoons, much in Pilgrim's Progress, and write my name, the European manner. On Sunday they if you please, in them, with a letter. breakfasted with him, and had much

We are often ill, and in great want of conversation. Shortly after, they remedicines. Several have swellings in moved to the place where the Prince re. their legs, and are laid up for many days sides in winter, where also he entertogether.

tained them in a friendly manner. They Sir, if you send out more Missionaries, had an opportunity of witnessing the I hope they will be young men ; for to worship of the people: 20 Gellungs were labour and care for a family takes up seated in two rows, each having a small niuch time, which should be devoted to bell in his hands; they used å variety the work of the mission. ;

of ceremonies during their prayers, and * With Christian love to yourself, and their dresses were of rich silki and coJ[rs. Haweis, and your son, I remain, loured stuffs. “ We afterwards,” say Your humble servant,

they,“ paid a visit to the Lam:i in his ki

bitke; he was friendly, hut spoke little.” HENRY BICKNELL. They were then introduced to another

Prince, an acquaintance of the former, Letters have been received from who had lost the greater part of his Messrs. Orsmond and Barif. Missionaries, subjects. He was appointed to teach on board the Surrey, on their way to them the language of the country, to New South Wales, dated off Madeira, which they immediately applied them. July 99. They have been much delayed selves, but found it very difficult. Many by tempestuous weather and contrary enquiries were made by the Prince and winds. have suffered a good deal by others concerning the Christian religion. sea sickness. We are glad to find which they were surprized to learn was that many of the convicts attend regu- so widely spread. In this place they Jarly to spelling, and to reading the New continued till the latter end of July. Testament. Some of them seem to be when the horde broke up, and removed very attentive to the preaching.

to another spot, where there was plenty

of grass; but the place being wet arid A postscript, dated at Sea (lat. 100. 3'.

damp, proved very unhealthy. Here long. 290.1'.) August 11, states that they they set 110 their kibitke, which was were all well and comfortable.

soon full of toads, frogs, and other ver

to anothe

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