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THE ORDINATION OF THOMA
preached in the afternoon to one of in the bazaar, powerful in the pulpit, the largest congregations we have and very consistent in his general ever had on such an occasion from deportment. John xvii. 15, former part: “I pray On the following evening not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world.” It was on the reasons why the Lord preserves His people on earth after He has called them by His grace—an appropriate theme treated in an interesting and It was entirely a native service. In useful manner. Mr. Stubbins de former years the senior missionary livered an impressive discourse in has generally presided, but on this English in the evening on glorying occasion we recommended them to in the cross of Christ, from Galatians select a chairman from among them. vi. 14, the good old theme, but selves, and I am glad to say that it "always wondrous, always new.” succeeded admirably. Babu Suda
nund Jacbeek presided with great propriety and ability, adding in no small degree to the interest of the
meeting by the judicious and im. took place on New Year's-day, and portant remarks which he made. was a deeply interesting service. Gunga Dhor was the first speaker. Mr. Bailey delivered an appropriate He spoke on the deplorable state of introductory discourse from Matthew the heathen, illustrating and con. ix. 37 in connection with 1 Chronicles firming it by quoting from "prophets xxix. 5, latter part. The usual of their own, as well as by appeal. questions were proposed by Mr. ing to the Scriptures of truth. Sebo Miller, and the answers of our Patra followed by some remarks on native brother were very satis. the evidence that Hindooism was factory. The manner in which he losing its hold on the minds of the expressed his determination to people ; and Damudar in his own know nothing among men, save persuasive, winning manner showed Jesus Christ and Him crucified was that the kingdom of Christ was particularly pleasing. It was dif- extending in this country. The inficult to say whether the excellence cidents mentioned by each of the of the sentiment, or the elegance and brethren in illustrating these points beauty with which it was expressed were very encouraging. Paul then were the more to be admired. On a enforced the obligation resting on future occasion I may probably christians to be fellow-helpers to translate a portion, at least, of his the truth. Prayer was offered at answers, in the hope that it may do the commencement of this pleasing others good to read what it did me service by Babu Koilas Chundra good to hear. The ordination prayer Gb h, and at its close by Jugoo. was offered with much solemnity On the first Sabbath in the year by Mr. Stubbins. The charge we commemorated together the
delivered by the writer of dying love of Christ, and felt it this account from Colossians iv. good thus to wait on the Lord. The 17: " Take heed unto the ministry,” sacred pleasures of the day were &c. I should add that Mr. Brooks, increased by the fact that five young Mr. Taylor, and Gunga Dhor also friends, all of whom were the took part in this interesting service. children of members,
passed And who shall tell the results of this through the water to the fold.” day's engagement and of the labours Mr. Goadby preached at the bapof our young brother thus solemnly tism, from * Blessed is that people and publicly set apart to the work whose God is the Lord.” This was of the ministry? He is one of the a day of much spiritual pleasure ablest of our young ministers, ready and profit.
THE BUSINESS OF CONFERENCE it be after many days, and after
much patient toil, by witnessing was, as already remarked, more great and glorious success! than usually important. The have thought and talked about a sittings were presided over by Mr. Khond Mission for nearly twenty Stubbins, and the brethren were years. We are now fairly compleased to appoint me to be the mitted to it. May the churches Secretary of Conference for another realize their responsibilities in refour years. The most weighty lation to this important step, and be matter we had to consider related stirred up to prayer, special, earnest, to stations for the missionary believing prayer. Much, very much brethren, as the return of our be- as to success abroad depends on the loved friends necessitated the re. right spirit being cherished at home. moval of those who had been filling I wish all our churches felt it more their places for three or four years. deeply than they do, and I trust After much prayerful and serious they will all feel it in relation to deliberation, the following arrange- Khondistan. It is a time for special ment was thought, on the whole, prayer. the best, and was therefore sub. Our important operations in difmitted for the sanction of the Com- fusing abroad the truth by means of mittee :-Piplee, W. Miller and G. Scriptures and tracts, came, as in Taylor; Mr. Hill to return to Ber- former years, under review. The hampore ; Russell Condah, J. O. completion of the Oriya New TestaGoadby and Thos. Bailey. As the ment, which I reported to you three two brethren who are now leaving months since, was mentioned, and I Cuttack have been during the couraged to devote attention to absence of our friends intimately the revision of the Old. The associated with me in the varied generous belp of the Bible Transand important labours of this lation Society was again ack. station, I should not do justice to nowledged by the Conference, and my own feelings if I did not express we expressed our grateful appreciamy deep sense of the value of the tion of the good wishes of the services they have rendered to the American and Foreign Bible Society, good cause, and my hearty desire though the painful state of affairs and prayer for their happiness and in that land has prevented the usefulness in the spheres to which Society from sending us the help they are going.
which they desire, and which they The appointment of two brethren have promised to forward at the to Russell Condah is a very im- earliest practicable period. This portant event in the history of the Society has been a friend to Orissa Mission. Last year, in reporting from the time of its formation. It the doings of the Orissa Conference, was also reported to the brethren I expressed a hope that we should that the Religious Tract Society, be able to send two brethren to that with its accustomed liberality, important station, and I greatly had given one hundred reams of rejoice that this has been done. In paper this year for printing tracts, the success of the work there, and also English tracts to the especially in its relation to the value of ten pounds. Nor has the Khonds, I feel, in common with American Tract Society, though it all my brethren, deeply interested; is “a cloudy and dark day” for all and I have full confidence in the benevolent and religious societies brethren going, as I believe that in that land, forgotten Orissa. The they are the men whom God has grant, twenty pounds, though smaller given us for this great enterprize. than usual, shows its hearty and May their lives be precious in the undiminished interest in our operasight of the Lord,' and may their tions, and is therefore highly ap. hearts be gladdened, even though preciated.
The printing of some of our good | Honest John, in sending forth his old tracts was ordered: the de- second part, said, sirableness of having a poetic tract on the worship of Juggernath was “My Pilgrim's book has travelled sea and strongly felt, and our native poet,
Yet could I never come to understand Makunda Das, was recommended to
That it was slighted, or turn'd out of door devote attention to it. A Khond
By any kingdom, were they rich or poor.” tract was presented by Mr. Goadby, and was received by the brethren But it has since then travelled to with peculiar interest. It was a
many lands of which he never translation of an Oriya tract by knew, Orissa for example. And Mr. Stubbins, entitled, “Come to I promise for native christians here Jesus,” and it will gratify the friends that they will not slight it, but of the Mission to know that the value it very highly. Bunyan is a translation was by Musta, a rescued well-known and highly honoured victim trained in our asylum at name among our people. I have a Berhampore. 1,500 copies are to few more things to say about the printed. The question of attempting Conference which must be reserved to sell our tracts and Scriptures for another paper. May the writer among the heathen came again meet with every reader in that under consideration, and the resoluhappy land, the hope of which tion adopted was, that in the present cheered the pilgrim's toil! And if state of things we could not as a the token for our removal be like Conference recommend this course; Christiana's—
-an arrow with a point still, we did not wish to fetter the sharpened with love, let easily into independent action of any brother her heart, which by degrees wrought that might think differently. so effectually with her, that at the This has been an open question time appointed she must be goneamong missionaries; but the minute may we, like her, exhort, and adopted embodies, I believe, the comfort, and charge those around opinion of the most experienced us who remain a little longer for the missionaries. A report was given good of the church, and then enter of our Oriya Magazine, the “ Dawn the river, beckon our farewell, and of Knowledge," and Mr. Miller, say, "I come, Lord, to be with Thee who had efficiently conducted it and bless Thee." Amen. through the year, was thanked for his useful services; but as it was January 15th, 1863. desirable that the Editor should reside at Cuttack, Mr. Stubbins was appointed in his place. It was THANK OFFERINGS FROM further decided to have a new edition of the good old “Pilgrim,"
THE COTTON DISTRICT. to have both parts printed, and to have the work illustrated by wood The Secretary has pleasure in pubcuts. Mr. Stubbins to be the trans- lishing the follo:ring letters from lator, and a special application for brethren Alcorn and Salter ;-valuhelp be made to the Religious Tractable, not only for the contributions Society. We have never had more that accompanied them - but as than part one of this wonderful showing the truly Christian spirit allegory in Oriya, and this being in which they have been given. an early effort was much less accu. rate and perfect than brother Sutton's
Burnley, March 13, 1863. later translations; but it has done good service, and I have heard MY DEAR BROTHER,- Last Sunday heathens speak of the man who had we had a collection in Enon chapel & heavy burden on ķis back and for the Missionary Society, and al. cried out bitterly under the load. I though the majority of our people
have not sufficient food, and albeit, to excuse myself. I should feel we cannot meet the pecuniary dishonoured if my name were not demands upon ourselves, nor even among the supporters of raise my salary, we have obtained Foreign Mission, and my mouth for the Mission £5 53. We put out would be dumb, or my words freeze no placards, nor went to any ex- on the subject for the next twelve pense. I simply announced on the months; and the church over which previous Sunday that I would I preside would be left blank. preach sermons on behalf of our I have mentioned the Mission Foreign Mission on the following privately, but without success. The Lord's-day; and just before the pressing nature of home wants collection was made I requested them pushes out of sight the urgent need to give what they could as an ex- of the Mission ; and, truly, we have pression of gratitude for the kind more than we can manage at home, ness we had received at the hands so that I cannot hope for success in of the friends of our own Denomi. any appeal to our people. nation.
I feel, too, that I owe something The enclosed order for £5 5s. is, as a thank-offering to God, for therefore, a thank-offering to the although I have not received a Mission of a people steeped in farthing from my church since last poverty by reason of the cotton September, yet, by the good provi. famine à thank-offering for the dence of God, I have been prekindness they have received from served from getting behind, and our own churches throughout the believe I shall be till this trial is country: In proportion to their past, if I co-operate with the means, it is more than double the providence and spirit of God in sum they ever contributed before their leadings and suggestions. to the funds of the Mission. It Our people are all poor; about affords me pleasure to be able to fifty-six families have had to be transmit such a sum from such a relieved either from the Guardians distressed people. Please acknowledge or the Relief Committee, all conits receipt.
nected with our chapel; so that it J. ALCORN. has been as much as we could do to
meet the necessary current
on the Lineholme, Todmorden, chapel debt.
This state of things March 13, 1863. will, I hope, be soon over, yet at
present things are dark and not MY DEAR BROTHER,—I know that much sign of improvement. Mr. considering our circumstances I Ingham's letter in our last Magazine should be excused from sending my sets the state of the neighbourhood subscription to our Foreign Mission in its just light. this year; but I cannot be content
The Quarterly Papers are about being published in a new and improved form. It is probable that this circumstance may cause the delay of a few days in the publication of the next Paper.
Foreign Letters Keceived. CUTTACK.-J. Buckley, Jan. 3, 17.
Tent, BLACK PAGODA.-W. Miller, KUUNDITTUR.-I. Stubbins, Feb. 11.
RECEIVED ON ACCOUNT OF TIE GENERAL BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
From February 20th, to March 20th, 1863.
ASTERBY AND DONINGTON.
£ 8. d, £ 8. d. Mr. J. F. Winks
3 0 0 Public Collection 1 12 9; Thomas Viccars, Esq.,
1 0 0 Miss Brumpton's box
1 1 21 Mrs. Newton's do.
1 0 4
Collected by Mrs. Pike,Mrs. Stephenson's do.
Rev. J. C. Pike and faroily 15 00 3 8
0 Mr. Hill
Rev.E. C. Pike, B.A.,Rochdale 1 1 0
Mr. John Ellis, Burton Overy,
2 10 0 R. Harris, Esq.
1 0 0 Less expenses
0 4 6
1 0 0
0 10 0 Miss J. Thursfield's box 1 3 41 Mrs. Hull
0 5 0 Miss Davies' do 0 15 6 A Friend
0 5 0 Miss A. Ollier's do. 0 16 0 A Friend
050 Miss E. Bonell's do.... 0 6 0 A Friend
0 5 0 Miss Thompson's do... 0 18 0 Miss Hodgkin
0 26 Master A. Glassey's do. 0 5 7 Mrs. G. Clarke
0 4 6 Mr. J. Hall, jun.
1 0 0 Annual Collection 1 0 33
22 8 0 Collected by Misses Stirk and Miss 6 4 9
M. P. Compton,
2 10 0
1 1 0 A working man, per Mr. J.F.
0 10 0 Winks 1 0 0 Mrs. Russel
0 10 0 Mrs, Ratcliffe...
Mrs. Bailey Public Collections 1 1 0
0 5 0 Mr. John Compton
0 5 0 BURNLEY, Enon Chapel.
0 5 0 Public Collection 5 5 0 Mrs. Scarboro
0 5 0 Miss M. P. Compton
0 5 0 DERBY, Mary's-gate. Mrs. Roberts ...
0 4 4 Mr. Joshua Reader
5 0 0
0 4 4
0 4 0 1 0 0 Rev, D. D. Billings
0 4 0 Miss aylo HOUGHTON, HUNTS.
0 4 0 A Friend
0 5 0 Potto Brown, Esq., per Rev. F. Trestrail 7 10 0
05 0 Mrs. Cooper, West Bridge Mr. E. S. Cooper
0 5 0 ILKESTON. Small Sums
0 12 6 Public Collection
4 0 0 Mr. W. Harrison 1 0 0
11 9 2 Mr. Hithersay
0 10 0
Collected by Mrs. Case, -
0 2 4
2 10 0
0 10 0 Less expenses
0 0 10
0 10 0 Public Collection 2 17 0 Mrs. Winks
0 6 0 LEICESTER, Friar-lane.
Mr. Albert Winks
0 10 0 Public Collections 9 11 4 The Misses Winks
0 10 0 Profits of Missny. Breakfast 0 4 0 Mr. Barfield
0 5 0 Sac, Coll. for W. and O. 1 0 0 Mrs. Ann Webster