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Antigua, the blessed work of convert- power is infinite, and who will not sufing the negroes to christianity, is said fer the evil one to keep possession of his (April 5, 1804,) to go on progressively, prey, but in due time deliver this beand there are in general more who at nighted nation, from the power of darktend publick worship than last year. ness and death, and bring many of them A weekly meeting with the children, to the knowledge of the truth, and the has proved the means of exciting, in enjoyment of salvation by his grace, and many, both young and old, a concern the power of his atonement." for their salvation. “The Passion weck A mission is likewise contemplated and Easter Sunday,” says one of the by the brethren among the Creeks, to brethren, “ were seasons of much bless- which Col. Hawkins, the American ing. During the Easter morning lita- agent, promises to give every facility. ny, in the burying ground, the most aw
SCOTLAND. ful silence prevailed, notwithstanding It is supposed that thcre are above the numerous auditory. At the time of 300,000 persons in the highlands of the publick preaching, the whole place Scotland who understand no other lanwas again crowded ; 2500 or 3000 ne- guage but the Gælic, or at least, who groes listened attentively to the ser- are incapable of receiving religious inmon, preached from the following text; struction through the medium of any
Jesus Christ hath abolished death, and other. The society in Scotland for probrought life and immortality to light moting christian knowledge, are printthrough the gospel. Other meetings were ing an edition of 20,000 copies of the also well attended.”
bible in the Gælic language. This be“ From Easter 1803, to Easter 1804, nevolent and expensive undertaking is there have been aclmitted to the Lord's far advanced. Supper, at St. John's, 84 ; at Gracehill, The above mentioned society, during 59 ; at Gracebay, 41 ; in all, 184 ne- the year ending May 1, 1805, support groes. During the same period were ed in the highlands and islands of Scot. baptized, or received into the congre- land, 284 schools, 12 missionaries and gation, (being baptized as children ;) catechists, 6 Gælic Bursaries, and 26 at St. John's, 108 adults and 101 chile superanuated teachers, at an expense of dren ; at Gracehill 57 adults, and 46 £3651-10 sterling: This establishment children ; and at Gracebay, 35 adults cominenced and has been continued and 26 children ; in all, 353 persons.” since 1738, and has been of incalcula. p. 281, 282.
ble benefit to the northern parts of
Scotland. At Paramaribo, the mission among o We shall present our readers in the the negro slaves, prospers. On Christ- next number, with an interesting account of mas day, five were baptized. The mis- this society, one of the most respectable of sion to the free negroes at Bambey, its kind in the world. seems less promising: and that at Hope on the Corentyn, has likewise to strug.
Rev. Mr. Kicherer's Narrative abridged, gle with great difficulties.
continued from page 31.
Our days are spent in the following A new missson settlement is about
About sunrise we collect for to be established ainong the Indians on prayer ; we read the scriptures, and LAKE ERIE.
sing an hymn ; the elderly people deA mission has commenced among the part, and school begins. School being Cherokee Indians, in which the breth- over, we labour un our buildings, and ren have been greatly assisted by Col. in our gardens. At noon we dine, and Meigs, the American agent, but hither the afternoon passes in the saine manto with little or no success. “ Indeed it ner. At night we pray, sing, and in. appears," say the brethren,“ that noth- struct the people. On a particular ocing less than the destruction of the casion, I deeply felt the need of prayer, whole mission was mediated, by the en- and with my African fluck bent my emy of souls, who by his emissaries is knees before Him, whohas promised to raising every kind of difficulty to pre- take the heathen for his inheritance. vent its success. But we trust,” they From this time our Boschemen increas. Add, " in our Almighty Saviour, whose ed and I found encouragement in my
work. It was affecting to see how waggon and several Boschemen attend. amazed they were, when I told them of ed me. After we entered the settled God, and the resurrection. Some of part of the country, the farmers collect. the people began to pray, “ Oh Lord ed the people of the adjacent parts, who Jesus Christ,” they would say, “thou spent Lord's days with us in publick hast made the sun, the moon, the hills, worship. After travelling a month, we the rivers, the bushes : therefore thou reached Cape Town. Some of the first hast power to change my heart. Oh be objects, which struck the affrighted pleased to make it entirely new.” Ob. Boschemen, were several malefactors taining an interpreter, our labour much hung in chains. In a few days, they increased ; many more began to pray, were more terrified at a publick execu. and some gave evidence of a new heart. tion. After I had explained to them the The number of Boschemen became so just laws of civilized society, they were great, that I was obliged to give them satisfied, and said it would be well, if names, which I wrote on their backs. we had such laws in our settlement in When they approached me, the first the wildernesss. At the Cape I preachthing, therefore, was to shew me their ed to the Calvinistic church, a large shoulders.
building and a crowded assembly. My In October, our provisions were al. Boschemen attended; they were greatmost exhausted ; we applied to God ly surprised on seeing such a congregain prayer, who disposed the heart of tion of well dressed people, whom they Francis Moritz, a farmer, to send us a compared to a nest of ants, and the orhandsome present of oxen, sheep, four, gan they mistook for a swarming beean-l salt. The Hottentot servants, who hive. From that time, they viewed me brought these things, added a number with inore respect, having beentempted of sheep of their own to express their before to consider me as a beggarly fel. gratitude, that the gospel was brought low, visiting them to obtain a livelihood, to their countrymen.
We visited several of the magistrates. We received repeated warnings that The Boschemen, dressed in sheep skins, the Great Kraal of Boschemen, who sitting in a drawing room on silk coverhad not been included in the peace, in- ed chairs, or parading before a large tended to attack and destroy us; but looking glass, were objects of mirth and we committed ourselves to the Lord, compassion. The governor treated us who preserved us.
kindly, and the Boschemen thanked When we began our work, we en- him for permitting missionaries to indeavoured to convince our hearers by struct them ; no man before having arguments addressed to their under- cared for their souls. standings; but this excited constant ob- During our absence, the captain of jectings, and we had little success. We the Boschemen, called Vigilant, visited then chiefly insisted on the dying love the settlement, to seize a sheep as his of Christ; we represented him as the due. Brother Kramer opposing him, all-sufficient friend of lost sinners ; we Vigilant stabbed the sheep, and aimed a invited them to believe and be saved ; thrust at him. He was saved by a girl, we entreated them to make a trial of who warded off the blow. He was takour doctrine. Soon, our people came en ; but made his escape, and called upto us with tears, and declared they saw on his numerous horde to revenge the more and more the excellency of the affront; but many of the friendly Bos. gospel, that they found it the power of chemen kept watch round our habitaGod to their salvation.
tion, till we received assistance, and About Christmas, 1799, several farm- drove this infuriated chief from the ers from a distance, came to partake neighbourhood. the Lord's supper with us, according to Soon after Brother Kramer went to the Dutch custom. Some of them had Hex river, brother Edwards to the been awakened by the preaching of Mr. Cape, and I, in March 1800, with Voss. The provision they brought was brother Scholtz, removed to Zak river. seasonable, and we had several pleasant At this place many tame Hottentots days with them.
joined us. These people have a few In Jan. 1800, I took a journey to sheep and oxen ; the Boschemen live Cape Town to procure clothing and entirely on tygers, jackalls, reptiles, other necessaries. A farmer with a and roots. One of the first converts
was John, an old Hottentot. The love him to live with us, and the word was of Christ was his darling theme all the evidently blest to his conversion. day ; his eyes overflowing with tears A runaway slave whom we were of gratitude and joy. When spoken to about to send to his master, in revenge on worldly business, he would say, poisoned our well; but a little girl see. « Oh I have spoken too much about the ing him in the atrocious act gave inworld ; let me now speak of Christ." formation, and we escaped. At anoth. He spoke in a surprising manner; he er time a party of Boschemen were ahad nerer heard any person speak the bout to discharge a volley of poisened same things ; he was eminently taught arrows at me ; but being discovered of God. Formerly he had four wives; by the girl, who saved brother Kramnow he had two. One day he came to er, they made off in haste. me and said he must put away his two While I was at Zak river, a person wives. I asked him why. He answer- came to our house, calling himself Steed, “ Because when I go to God in phanos, a Greek by birth, who, for makprayer my heart tell me it is bad ; and ing base coin at Cape Town, had been Christ inore near to me than ten thou- sentenced to death ; but had fied from sand wives. I will support them; 1 justice. Though I had heard of him, will work for them, and will stay till and felt suspicious ; yet his conversaGod change their hearts ; then I will tion was so religious, and his offer to take the first whose heart is changed.” assist us in building a chapel so plausi
After five or six months of zeal in ble that I blamed myself for my suspithe things of God he was seized with cions, and suffered him to sleep in the fatal sickness. Still he insisted on being next room. But he had designed to carried to the place of publick worship, murder me, seize my waggon and goods, saying, that as long as he could hear, and to go off to a distant horde. In he would catch the words of life. On the night he approached my bed ; but the day of his departure he said, “O sir, the keeper of Israel was pleased to I now see that the Lord Jesus love me rouse me in a fit of terrour : In which with an everlasting love, that he has ac- I cried out, as if privy to his bloody decepted me, that he will be my portion sign. He was disconcerted, stammered for ever; and now, though the vilest sin- out an apology, and left the house. In per on earth, relying on his blood and the morning I found he had stolen my Tighteousness, I will die and go Christ, gun, and seduced away a number of and wait for you.” His eldest son, a Boschemen. My Hottentots pursued servant of a distant farmer, visiting him him, overtook, and recovered the Bos. in his last moments, burst into tears, and chemen, and what he had stolen. He said, “Ah my father die so happy in was brought back, but I suffered him Jesus, and I have no opportunity to hear to escape, which was the occasion of his gospel.” But application being future difficulty. znade to his master, he kindly permitted
( To be continued.)
Literary, Geographical, and Philosophical In:
North and South America, and in the Rev. Doctor Holmes, of Cambridge, West India Islands; and of such events, has in the press, the first volume nearly in foreign parts, as had'special relation completed, of a work, to be entiled A- tothis country, or ultimately affected its MERICAN ANNALS. It commences with interests. Beginning with the causes, the discovery of America, by Christo- means, and circumstances, of the first pher Columbus, in 1492, and extends to discovery of America, it will proceed to the present time ; and is designed to notice its subsequent settlement by va. give a concise history of the most im- rious nations of Europe ; the principal portant events, that have taken place charters, granted by European princes within that period, on the continent of to individuals, or to campanies ; the principal emigrations from the Eastern latitude, 470 21m N. at Fort Mandan. Continent to the Western ; the causes The country for 200 leagues from the of those emigrations ; the numbers of mouth of the river is extremely fertile ; the emigrants ; the places, to which thence to their winter quarters not so they removed ; the towns, which they good. Red cedar, cotton, and black built : thic colonies, which they plan- ash are the principal trees in that ted; the churches, which they foun- country. The land is generally leyel, ded; and the principal persons con- and the plains covered with grass. cerned in the several enterprises for the The Indians are friendly, excepting one settlement of America, whether navi. tribe called the Soux, who are appregators, adventurers, statesmen,divines, hensive lest the party should supply or warriors, with biographical sketch- their enemies with arms, &c. As they es; the most material facts in the pro- advanced, the more friendly they found gress of the American settlements; the the savages, and the better armed; havpopulation of the natives, and of the ing also a regular trade with the Hud. colonists, at different periods ; the for- son's Bay company by the way of Lake mation of new colonies or states ; the Winnepeck. The party were supplied foundation of colleges and other semi. during the winter with corn, and anaries of learning; the establishment of bundance of wild meat. Buffaloes, societies for promoting useful knowl. deer, elks, goats, and various kinds of edge; the progress of arts and scien- fowls are here in great abundance : ces; the progress of commerce; new in- fish scarce. Horses are kept by the ventions, or useful improvements; mili. Indians, which are used only for the tary and naval strength; civil wars, or chase and in war. From information it insurrections ; wars with the Indians ; is presumed, that the Missouri termimemorable battles ; the principal events nates about 600 miles above Fort Manof the late revolutionary war ; changes dan. They have sent to the President, in the civil and ecclesiastical state ; an accurate journal, with a map of the deaths and ages of eminent men ; and country through which they passed ; providential occurrences.
also a large collection of natural and It is the design of the author, to relate artificial curiosities. events in the order of time, on the plan Capt. Lewis does not calculate to of chronology, and yet to dilate on arti- complete his voyage within the present cles of peculiar importance, after the year, but expected to reach the Pacifick manner of history. The authorities Ocean and return as far as the head of will be given with precision ; and the the Missouri, or perhaps to Fort Man. work will consistoftwo octavo volumes. dan before winter ; and entertains the The first will be ready for subscribers, most sanguine hopes of complete sucin the next autumn. A descendant of the celebrated Wil
GREAT BRITAIX. liam Penn, the founder of the city of
Mr. A. Arrowsmith has compiled Philadelphia, and the father of Pennsyl- materials, and published a map of In
from various interesting and valuable vania, has lately presented to that city a dia, six sheets, price £2 2s. This map large sum of money, to be expended in erecting a statue of his illustrious an exhibits, on a scale of two inches to a cestor.
degree, on a great circle of the globe, a The President of the United States, very distinct and comprehensive view has received a letter from capt. Lewis, of the regions, which once composed exploring the territory of Louisiana, the progress of the British acquisitions (who was sent out for the purpose of the past empire of Hindustan.
The following is a brief review of dated Fort Mandan, April 7th, 1805. in India, proceeding along the coast, At the date of this letter, the party con. sisted of 35 persons, including interpre. from the Ganges to the Indus. Congyl, ters and Indians, and all in good health. Chittagong, the district of Midnapoor, in
Orissa, and Bahar, were ded by the The party under his command left Nabob, Jaflier Khan, 1757, and Shah the mouth of the Missouri on the 19th Alum, in 1705. To these were added May, 1804. They fortified themselves in 1775, Benares ; and in 1801, Allaha. in Nov. last, on the banks of the Mis- bad, and the greater part of Oude; the souri, 1609 miles from the mouth, in remainder of which is now tributary te
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the company. Delhi and Agra, adjoin- gratify their curiosity, or to encourage ing the former, were conquered from scientifick rescarch, on so important a the Marattas in 1803. The whole ex- subject.
Eclectic Review. tends about 1100 miles along the Gan. The fourth edition of the Encyclopeges, and bas on an average, nearly 300 dia Britannica, greatly enlarged and the mile, in breadth,
new articles incorporated in their propThe province of Cittachin Orissa, con- er places, is now publishing in England, quered in 1803, joins this vast territory on fine yellow wove paper, demy 4to. with that called the Northern Cicars, The plates will amount to upwards of which was wrestail from the French, five hundred. The publication comand confirmed in 1766, by Shah Alum, inenc-rt in February last, and a halfvol. and the Nezam, to the Englishcompanyuine appears every six weeks. These extend along the coast about 500
A grand aqueduct, constructingover miles, and have 50 of mean lipadth. the vale of Ponte-Cassylta, in DenbighIn the Carnatick, the English possessed shire to perfect the Junction Canal for more than a century, only their fac. from Chester along the river Dee, has tory of Madras and its suburbs, which lately been completed. It is one of the they acquired about the year 1640 s
most extraordinary efforts of art, con. their boundary was much enlarged by sisting of nineteen pair of conical pil
. Mohamed Ali Khan, whorn they made lars, fifty two feet asunder, the center Nabob of Arcot, in opposition to the of which is one hundred and twenty French ; and the whole of this exten- feet in height, each pair of pillars sup. sive territory, including Maduna, Tan- porting a kind of eliptical bridge of jore, &c. became formally, as it had long cast iron ; the whole covered with imbeen virtually, subject to the company mense sheets of cast iron, rivetted and in 1801. It borders, at Cape Comorin, cemented together, so as to form an on Trasancor, which with Cochin are aqueduct of sufficient width to allow tributary to the English ; and it is only thie canal barges to pass one another, separated by the Ghats from Mysore, of
THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE. which the greater part is subject to, and the remainder dependent on, the com- siderable progress on the continent. In
The English language is making conpany, having been wrested from Tippo all the new Russian institutions, and in Sails, in 1793, and 1799: Adjoining to most of the German universities and athe north ward, are the dominions of cademies, there is a master appointed the Nezam, under the protection of the for teaching it. A number of elementEnglish, and beyond them, a part of Be- ary books, and selections from the writrar, transferred from the Maratta Raja to the Nezam, and relinquished by the ings of the best English authors, have latter to the company in 1803. These been lately published. British publicacountries extend nearly 1000 miles from
tions, indeed, occupy a considerable north to south, and their mean breadth portion of the periodical reports of lit
erature in the journals of the continent; may be reckoned 300 miles. Bombay and its environs, with the !
and there are few English works of imcoast of Guzerat, (the former of which portance which are not speedily transwas given in dowry with a Portuguese often into several languages.
lated into some continental language ; princess in 1662, to King Charles the second, and the latter has been ceded at
GERMANY. various times by the native Rajas,) are According to an imperialedict of Oct. of greater value than many of the above 13th last, issued at Vienna, all lectures mentioned possessions, to the extent of in that university, on logick, metaphys. which they make but slight additions. icks, practical philosophy, and physick, of the central tracts, Gurrah, Mundla, are to be delivered in Latin. By anothand the Bundelcund, which are among er edict, all private teaching, without a their latest acquisitions, lesscan besaid; licence from the heads of the universiand the conquests from the Dutch on ty, is forbidden ; and those who are tre coast of Ceylon, are too well known, taught in this manner, and without a to require any detail. Mr. Arrow- licence, are disqualified from standing smith's capacious and elegant map, is a competition for any situation, which recommended to all, who have concerns is to be decided by the literary attain. with India, or who can afford either to menis of the candidates.