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in our day not a whit better disposed, | Madras Times congratulates all his but public opinion keeps them in readers who have survived the fiery check. Bats and owls have never heat of that week (one of the later been in love with the light, and weeks in May), as “if they have never will be.
done that,” he says, “there will not To all this I may add, that be much fear for the future." A Denmark had the further honour of few miles distance from this the ther. sending the first Protestant Mission mometer during the last few days in aries to India. This was in 1706, May was 1080 in the day, and a 1000 when Bartholomew Ziegonbalg and at night. There is little rest either Henry Pitscho, who had been sent for body or mind when the temperforth by Frederick the Fourth, com- ature is so high. In the interior menced the Mission at Tranquebar. you are almost burned up, and when Four years later the Mission to the heat is so intense punkabs are Greenland was established by Den- of no use. Night comes on but mark.
there is no relief, and the beds are so I have written much more than hot that you can scarcely lay yourself I intended, but I must not omit to down to rest. If you live under the add, that about eighteen years ago influence of the sea breeze you per. Serampore became, by purchase, a spire so freely that to be comfortable British settlement. How wonder- you require to change your apparel fully God accomplishes His purposes! half a dozen times a day. I think It was then no longer required as I never felt the beat more oppressire “ a little sanctuary” for God's faith- than during the last few days in ful ones, and therefore passed from May. In such a burning clime you the Crown of Denmark to that of can see a beauty and force in that Great Britain.
promise which cannot be appreci. J. B. ated in colder climes. “Neither
shall the sun light on them nor any
heat. For the Lamb which is in LETTER FROM THE REV. the midst of the throne shall feed W. BAILEY.
them, and shall lead them unto
living fountains of waters." Berhampore, June 12, 1862.
July 2nd. Thus far I wrote twenty
days ago, and was unavoidably COULD you see
file of Indian news. compelled to postpone my letter papers for the past month
till the present mail. you
would perhaps be somewhat surprised that
Though I have nothing of a such frequent reference was made startling character to relate, there to the state of the weather. If,
are several matters which may, however, you could spend the month perhaps, interest our friends at of May in this country, yoursurprise,
home. would I suspect, very soon cease.
On the last Sabbath in May we The editor of the Friend says, " The had a baptism of two young persons, thermometer in our office is 960."
both of them gave pleasing evidence Rather trying work I should think of a change of heart, and were being compelled to write editorials very cordially received by the in such an atmosphere. The writer church. One of them was a rescued of the weekly summary in the Meriah, and has been in the school
for some years. In giving an acto Fuller's printed statement at a critical count of her conversion, she referred period in the history of the Mission (1806) to the sorrow she had experienced prepared for circulation among the higher in consequence of her forgetfulness classes.
It was sent to certain temale of the mercy of God. She had been branches of the royal family.” This is suggestive. Nothing was to be hoped for rescued, she said, from a horrible from the royal family on that question death, had found a happy and peaceexcept through female influence.
ful home, had been privileged to
Letter from Rev. W. Bailey.
hear the gospel, and yet had never
of the world I have never adored the God of all grace for His Every year the cars are reduced in goodness. How many in more size, and become more and more favoured lands, have received even despicable. This year the natives greater mercies, and are as yet in- were positively ashamed of them. sensible of their guilt. Our young Several things have come to my friend Mr. Thomas Bailey baptized knowledge of late which fully conthe candidates.
vince me that idol-worship has lost After the baptism Shem Sahu, its hold upon the minds of not a few who was on his way to Russell in this district. Some days ago I Condah, gave us an excellent sermon was not a little surprised to find that on “the sufferings of Christ." His one of the temple inclosures had descriptive powers pleased me very been converted into a wholesale depot much, but I was most of all pleased for drying and packing raw sugar with the deep earnest feeling be for shipment at this coast. Such manifested, and with the powerful a thing would have been considered appeals he made to the heart. His a few years ago a fearful desecrafather (Bamadabe) was “a good tion. I taunted the people with man, and feared God above many,' turning their temples into plaees of and the son is worthy of his sire. merchandise, and the only answer I In the hot season we are much got was, that “the patron goddess inconvenienced when we have a was very fond of sweets, and that baptism, we are compelled to have now she could have an unlimited the ordinance very early in the supply.”. I cannot, however, afmorning, and sometimes we have firm that because idol-worship is on to journey to a distance before we the wane that the people are nearer can find a sufficient supply of water. the truth, Many I fear have reWe have been most anxious to have lapsed into a kind of fatalism, and a baptistry in the chapel, but there are utterly careless about all was a lack of funds. A kind friend, spiritual things; and we find it a however, has very generously of much easier thing to show the fered to bear the expense.
absurdity of idolatry, than to rouse Last Sabbath evening we had a such to a sense of their responsicollection to defray the current ex- bilities. Like the ancient idolaters penses and sundry improvements at Rome they seem to be “ given that have been made in connection over to a reprobate mind." with our English service.
We Tama, our native brother, from realized about sixty rupees. Our Russell Condah, who has come here congregations continue good, and I for a few days, has given me a most trust that our labours will not be cheering account of Rogai Bahara, in vain amongst our own country- an interesting inquirer and intimate
Several have taken quite an friend of Ram Chandra's of interest in the services, and a day Pileparda. He has had a great or two ago one of our hearers gave struggle to surmount, but he is me an affecting account of the way determined to follow Christ, and be in which she had been brought out baptized in His name. He will be of darkness into light. She said, I a great acquisition to the cause, have long worshipped God from fear, as he is so much respected by the but now I worship Him from love, heathen. The Khond mission con. The eyes of her understanding had tinues to excite a good deal of been opened, and great indeed was interest, and inquiries are being the joy that she had experienced in made from various places as to what the change that had taken place. has been done and what is in con
The Juggernath festival in Ber- templation ? Our friends in the hampore has, according to custom, distance are not only sending con. again been observed; but such tributions, but are making the wretched cars for the so-called lord proposed mission to these wild tribes
a subject of prayer. By the request “We (the missionaries) are all at of the brethren on this side I have peace and harmonious among our. written to Mr. Forbes, the chief magis- selves here. Our work is prospertrate of the district, about the colony ing. Additions are made to our of rescued Meriahs at Gotoli, to which churches every month. The people, reference has been so frequently in general, are becoming settled, made. I will give you an extract from things are resuming their ordinary his letter, he says: “I can see no course. I enjoy the entire confidence objection whatever to members of. of all the members of the Govern. your community locating themselves ment, and every assistance and en. at Gotoli, with a view to instructing couragement they can give ; and in the children and preaching the a day or two, I am to see the Queen, gospel. On the contrary, such a and to state our circumstances and step would be in every way de proceedings in reference to churches, sirable, and I may safely say schools, books, &c., and the extenagreeable to the wishes of govern- sion of the Gospel.” ment." We have taken
the matter in earnest, and I do hope that something will be done. The people are very much depraved, but
INTELLIGENCE. with prayerful perseverance we shall in the end succeed. In all our THE REV. G. TAYLOR
reached future plans for usefulness may we England, viâ Marseilles, on Sephave an interest in the prayers of tember 14th. The arrival of our God's people. “Brethren pray for esteemed brother seems to bring us that the Word of the Lord may India nearer to England than we have free course and be glorified, had previously imagined. The letter even as it is with you."
only written on May 25th. That letter
had to be conveyed from Leicester MADAGASCAR.
to Calcutta, and thence down the
country to Piplee, before it was The Rev. W. Ellis writes under delivered to Mr. Taylor. Having date of June 6th.—“Our congrega- received the letter, Mr. Taylor had tions in the temporary churches in to make preparations for his dethe east and at the south are gradu-parture from India, to visit Cuttack, ally increasing, and their influence where he stayed about a fortnight, for good is already apparent in the and travel up the country to Cal. adjacent villages. Indeed, we have cutta, thence by the help of steamers very much to encourage us.
and railways to England-the whole "My health is remarkably good. being accomplished in three months I am surprised at the amount of and twenty days. It may be added, work I get through, although my that Mr. Taylor did not leave head has been a little affected since Cuttack until the receipt of a the events connected with the change second letter, containing further in the Government. The mornings instructions, and which was posted in and evenings are sufficiently cool ; Leicester, as late as June 9th. Mr. and I go about a great deal more Taylor has our best wishes for his than I was formerly able to do. comfort and usefulness in his native
“Don't give yourself any trouble land. Sbould Divine Providence, at about Jouan's calumnies. They some future time open the way, we have done me good and no harm, should be rejoiced to hear of his either here or at Mauritius, and returning again to India. they have done the priest's party great injury. My time for more NORWICH.— Missionary Serrices.complete vindication will not fail to Two sermons were preached on
Sunday, June 14th, by our minister,
and on Monday evening a mission. | lections and subscriptions were ary meeting was held in St. Clements above £30. chapel (kindly lent for the occasion). THE Rev. H. WILKINSON'S ADThe chair was occupied by Colonel DRESS.—Mr. Wilkinson, the Travell. Briggs, and the claims of the Orissa ing Secretary of the Mission, has Mission were advocated by the Revs. fixed his abode at Leicester. His H. Wilkinson, G. Gould, R. Chew, address is, 43, London-road, Leiand George Wilkinson, of Chelms-cester. ford, late a missionary in the West MISSION DEBT.-Mrs. Wilkinson Indies (in connection with the begs to thank those friends who London Missionary Society). In the have so kindly responded to the course of an excellent address, the circulars sent to them regarding chairman said, “ After a long resi. the mission debt. From these dence in India be stood there as a letters it is gratifying to know that witness of the value of missionary many of our friends are in earn est, work, and of the excellence of the and she will be happy to receive agents employed, both European similar responses from others to and native, with many of whom he whom circulars have been sent. had felt it an honour to be ac. 43, London-road, quainted.” The whole of the col. Leicester, Sep. 18th, 1863.
Foreign Letters Keceived. BERHAMPORE.-W. Bailey, Apl. 3,July 2. CUTTACK.—I. Stubbins, June 3, 11,
W. Hill, April 4, June 5. July 1, 17.
-Miss Packer, May 9. PIPLEE.-W. Miller, April 6, July 31, CUTTACK.-W. Brooks, Apl. 13, May 4,
-G. Taylor, May 1, August 7.
RUSSELL CONDAH.-T. Bailey, March 31.
-J. O. Goadby, April 2, 16.
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