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NO. 111. Books sent out for distribution, and re- Donations to the Hampshire Missionamaining on hand 1807.
ry Society, from Aug. 28, 1806, to On
August 27, 1807.
Sent, band. Bibles,
72 Select Sermons,
In towns and parishes. Doddridge's Rise and Prog
Amherst, 1st parish, 834 40 ress, 50 226 Amherst, 2d parish,
9 78 Address to a master, &c.100 502 Blanford,
20 Lathrop's six Sermons, 30 70
3 80 Christian Sabbath, 72 358
4 50 Sermons printed in 1806, 18
2 Con. Evan. Magazine, Vol.
19 1, bound, 12 18 Deerfield,
10 Panoplist, Vol. 1, bound, 14 14 Easthampton,
24 38 Burder's Village Sermons, 3 vol. 8 10
10 50 Vincent's Catechism,
72 422 Granville, middle Parish, 14 Coleman's Incomprehensible
58 40 ness of God, 12 27 Hatfield,
48 18 Religious Tracts, Vol. 1, 30 70 Hawley,
15 20 Religious Tracts, Vol. 2, 6 24
5 75 Bonar on genuine religion, 50 150 Long Meadow,
60 Trumbull on prayer,
4 50 Friendly Visit, &c.
88 55 Best way to defend the Bible, 78 56 Norwich,
3 Watts' Divine Songs, 70 486 Palmer,
14 93 Hale's Sermon, 32 '68 Pelham, West Parish,
6 Hemmenway to Children, 24
7 Davidson's Real Christian, 22
12 40 Trustees Instructions and
69 26 Address,
34 24 Annual Report, 1802, 6 Springfield, ist parish,
44 78 1803, 13 62 Sunderland,
46 22 1804, 30 127 Westhampton,
35 11 1805, 50 193 West Springfield, 1st parish, 23 69 Annual Report and Sermon,
11 65 1806, 50 182 Williamsburgh,
55 46 Watts' Psalms and Hymns, 2 Worthington,
26 60 New Testaments,
12 Doddridge on Education, 12
850 46 Emerson's Sermon,
By Female Associations. Dialogue on Regeneration, 71 Amherst, 1st parish,
6 Cumming's Sermon, 7 Ashfield,
3 50 Religious Tradesman, 1 Easthampton,
2 50 Short Sermons, 53 Hadley,
14 83 Willison's Sacramental Cate
6 50 Important Subjects for Considera- Longmeadow, tion, 9 Northampton,
9 80 Conversion of a Negro, 100 Southampton, Persuasive to public worship, 70 South Hadley,
10 Present to a neighbour,
92 Springfield, ist parish, 14 Religious conversation recom- Westhampton,
100 West Springfield, 1st parish, 17 67 Dissuasives from gaming,
27 Williamsburgh, Advice to a young man,
10 Bowle's Illness, 3
Editors of Vincent, 24 copies, 89 12
2 6 Vincent sold to pay Rev. Dr. Nott,
2 50 Returned, that had been paid for advertising;
75 1 Doddridge's Rise, sold, 67
In the New Settlements.
In New York. Rome,
$2 62 Turin,
2 6 Western,
3 17 Dn. Wells,
50 Joshua Willis,
1 31 Mr. Cravetts,
1 Miss B.
2 80 Verona, Capt Jackson,
3 Onondago reservation,
75 Silina Village,
2 97 Lock, East Society,
3 Lock, West Society,
91 New Petersburgh, Peter Smith, Esq.
2 01 Leyden,
1 87 Several small donations, 1
299 37 Other expenses,
54 47 In District of Maine.. Norway,
13 A friend of missions, Sumner, 2
Received of Towns, &c. 850 47
198 01 In new settlements,
69 48 From out the county,
79 F. Association, Whitestown, 119 Contribution, 1806,
41 20 By Books, &c.
Donations made out of the County. Fund of the Charitable Female AssoHon. William Phillips, Boston, 50
ciation. Rev. John Dutton, North Yar. Balance in the treasury, 1806, 183 74 mouth,
8 Interest one year on the same, 11 02 Rev. Nathaniel Dutton, Cham
Received since the last Report, 198 01 pion, N. Y.
2 Rev. Royal Phelps, Louville,
392 77 N. Y.
10 Paid out of this fund for Rev. Thomas H. Wood, Hali. 200 Annual Report and Ser. fax, Vermont,
16 Jedidiah Stark, Esq. Halifax, Vt. 2 72 Bibles,
5 18 Burder's Village Sermons, 36
17 Lathrop's Sermons, 24 08
79 600 Trumbull on prayer, Charitable Female Association, 200 Bonar on Genuine Religion, 14 Whitestown, N. Y. 119 100 Short Sermons,
4 Public Contribution, 1806, 41 20 Binding 30 Con. Evan. Maga*Editors of the Panoplist, pro
zines, Vol. 1.
10 fits on Vol. 1.
118 15 Binding 130 Vols. Religious Do. profits in part, on Vol. 2. 54 11 Tracts,
26 In conducting the sales of the Pano
211 08 plist, certain incidental expenses were Balance in the Treasury, 1807, 181 69 paid by the society, which reduce the nett profits of Vol. 1, to $113 nearly.
392 77 Vol. III. No. 7.
and Abraham Albrecht, together with Audit of the Treasurer's accounts. brother Sydenfaden, who is supported Northampton, Aug. 25, 1807. by the Netherland Society, all of
whom accompanied Mr. Kicherer and The Committee appointed to audit
the Hottentots in their return from the accounts of the Treasurer of the
Holland, had departed from the Cape, Hampshire Missionary Society have attended that service, and ask lease in order to introduce the gospel among
the Namacquas, a remote and untuto report : That they have examined
tored tribe, situated at about a month's the Treasurer's accounts and find them regularly charged, well vouche journey from the station at the Great ed, and rightly cast, that there is now
Orange River, occupied by Anderson
and Kramer. in the Treasury in cash, the sum of four cents.
These brethren began their journey
800 04 In promissory notes with
on the 22d of May, 1805, and suffered good sureties, the sum of $ 2572 34 much in passing through the barren
deserts. They had not only to provide
for themselves, but for those who con. Amounting to the sum of 2572 38
ducted their waggons, eleven persons Which is submitted By AsA WHITE,
in the whole, which they found ex. í Jona. WOODBRIDGE, Commit. ceedingly difficult, and were at one NATHANIEL ELY,
time ready to faint; when, according
to an earnest wish they had expressed Officers chosen Aug. 27, A. D. 1807, to each other, that Cornelius Kok, (a for the following year,
Hottentot who resided in that part of Hon. CALEB STRONG, Esq. President, the country) would come to their as. Rev, SAMUEL HOPKINS, D. D. Vice- sistance, they were almost immediatePresident.
ly gratified with the appearance of his Hon. John Hastings, Esq. son, who assured them that his father Rev. Joseph Lathrop, D. D. was coming to help them with two Hon. Ebenezer Hunt, Esq. yoke of oxen. This proved a great Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D.
relief for the present; but in the prosJustin Ely, Ese.
ecution of their journey fresh difficul. Rev. Solomon Williams. ties occurred, every one being ready William Billings, Esq. to perish with hunger and thirst: Rev. David Parsons, D. D. they met with repeated disappoint. Charles Phelps, Esq. ments where they expected to find wa.
Rev. Richard S. Storrs. ter; and were obliged to lodge in Ruggles Woodbridge, Esq. Treasurer. places infested with wild beasts, and Rev. Enoch Hale, Corresponding Sec
where the Boschemen had before retary.
murdered all the inhabitants. Rev. Payson Williston, Recording In these distressing circumstances Secretary.
it was determined that Mr. Christian Committee of the Trustees. Albrecht, and some attendants, should Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D. proceed to the Great Namacquas, to Rev. Solomon Williams, explore the country, and learn the dis. William Billings, Esq.
position of the people. This was hap. Charles Phelps, Esq.
pily effected; and he returned with Rev. Enoch Hale.
the joyful news that he had discovered two fountains, which they called
" The Happy Deliverance," and FOREIGN.
" The Silent Hope.” At the latter Extracts from the Report of the Direc- merciful preservation they had experi
they shortly arrived, rejoicing in the tors of the London Missionary Society, enced, and still more in the apparent read at the 13th General Meeting of readiness of the poor pagans to receive the Society, May 14, 1807.
the gospel message. At the close of Continued from page 280.
the year 1805, their work commenced NAMACQUAS.
in this place. They found, however, It was last year reported to the So. that their settlement would be more ciety that the two brethren, Christian conveniently formed at “The Happy
Deliverance,” which was but a few Deliverance, notwithstanding considmiles distant from “The Silent Hope.” erable difficulties with which they had
Having heard that Chacab, the chief to struggle. It was found necessary of a kraal in that neighbourhood, was to erect a building in which divine inclined to receive the word, brother service might be held, for in the open Sydenfaden was dispatched to the air they were exposed to danger from place of his residence, where, under a venemous creatures which abound; tree, he preached the gospel to him one evening, while preaching, and his people. After the service was pent entwined itself about the leg of concluded, the chief expressed his sat- Christian Albrecht, but, happily, left isfaction with what he had heard, and him without doing any injury. In the said : “ This word is too great that beginning of March, 1806, they were we should not accept it. All the chiefs making bricks for the intended buildof Namacqua-land must come hither ing. In the month of May last, this to bear; híther must they come, un missionary was obliged to visit the der this tree, to hear : then shall they Cape to procure necessary provisions, find that the word of God is great and expected to return to the settleHarmony must also prevail; all the ment in June. The brethren were chiefs must have one heart and mind, then fully determined on continuing and accept this doctrine : then the with the people, should they be able doctrine must be established in the to maintain themselves in that spot. centre of the country, that every once They had laid out a garden, but were may have access to it.”
doubtful of its success; they were apThis declaration of a person of in- prehensive also that the country fuence, filled the heart of the mission would prove too dry and barren for ary with joy, which was, however, the production of corn, so that they soon damped by the efforts of one Ab- expected to be obliged to live wholly salom, who was esteemed as a kind of without bread; but they were in hopes sorcerer among these benighted peo- that, from their vicinity to two large ple. This wicked man laboured to fountains, and four smaller ones, they fill their minds with prejudice, and to should be preserved from the effects dissuade them from paying any atten- of excessive drought, and enabled to tion to the word; and at first so far maintain their cattle, upon which they prevailed, that brother Sydenfaden must principally depend for subsist. thought his life in danger. But when Under all these discouragele reproved him before the people, ments, however, these new missionface to face, he was ashamed, trem: aries, who appear to be entirely debled, and promised to make no further voted to the service of Christ, derive opposition. The chief, Chacab, de. comfort from the prospect of uscful. clared that he was still attached to ness to the poor heathen. They are the missionary, and said, “I would very thankful to God for his most mer'fain accept the word of God. I shall ciful preservation, when travelling come myself, and see if the Oorlam through the desert, and guiding them Hottentots* accept of it; and if they to a people who seem willing to redo, I shall then make it my business ceive the gospel. “ We have sufierthat all the chiefs of the whole Namac- ed,” say they, “very much, during qua-land shall accept it; for if I only our journey through the barren deserts: accept it, I shall be murdered by the but God shews us that he is a hearer rest, and it will occasion a war." of the prayers of his servants. We
This pleasing event, together with foresee that we shall be for sometime the accession of a considerable num- in want and poverty; but if we exert ber of the Hottentots from the sur- ourselves, and keep up our spirits, we rounding country, determined the trust the Lord will assist us in procurbrethren to continue at the Happy ing necessary food. We have upwards
of three hundred of the Oorlam and These are Hottentots who have lived River Hottentots with us, who have with the peasants among the Christians, now daily an opportunity of being in. and are therefore considered by the Na. structed in the truths of the gospel, macquas as better informed, and more it appears to us that the heathen here civilized than themselves.
have a desire to be acquainted with
TIME, A DEESSENGER CHARG
Tue vicissitudes. of day and night, and the changes and suc cession of the seasons, as they answer inportant purposes in common life, so are they of great use to awaken moral and religious reflections. If time were as unvaried in its circumstances, as it is silent in its motions, it would seein to stand still, and we should scarcely notice its prog
Time is in scripture compared to a swift messenger, who comes charged with momentous inforination. This information it communicates daily ; every morning and every evening ; at every change of the seasons; and with peculiar solemnity when one year ends, and a new one commences. We will at this season pay some attention to its reports.
Tine proclaims a God. “The heavens declare his glory, and the firmament displays his handy works. Day unto day utters speech ; night unto night shows forth knowledge. The orderly succession of the seasons and the liberal productions of the earth repeat and enforce the same important truth. If we dwelt in one unvaried scene of the same surrounding objects, though the evidence of an existing divinity might be as decisive to reason, yet it would not be so striking and impressive, as it is amidst this variety of objects, which the changes of day and night, of summer and winter present to us. It is astonishing, that, when God so clearly manifests himself to