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The difficulties and dangers they ble place, well adapted for us (said, had to encounter are thus related :- thoy) who smoke. This, however,
“Our situation at Algoa Bay, be. was so shocking to our people, that came more and more trying, and they only considered these Boors as disagreeable, partly from the conduct enemies and deceivers. of the farmers, whom Governor Dun. “ It had been well, if they had stopdas had left in possession of the fort ped here ; but no! nothing short of till the Dutch should arrive, and part. rinsing their hands in the blood of ly from the wretched state of our peo. this poor people could satisfy them. pic for want of food, clothing, &c. A Hottentot and Bastard, belonging
“ The Boors shewed themselves to to us, were murdered in a most hor. be sworn enemies to us; backbitings, rid manner, besides many others not blasphemies, and threatenings were belonging to our Institution." brought daily to our ears ; and we When the Dutch governor, Jans. doubi not they would have rejoiced to sens, arrived, the missionaries were have found a good opportunity to take treated by him, and other officers of away our lives; but they were in the the government, with kindness, and Lord's hands, who shewed himself their Institution was patronized. A inighty to save. Finding no opportu- spot of ground was given to the mis. nity, or fearing to attack our persons, sionaries for settlement, which they they left no means untried to get our named Bethelsdorp (village of Bethel) property, and that of our people : 90 situated on Kooboo river, and immethai it was not even safe for the chil. diately began to cultivate it. Before dren to be out of our sight; for if their crop was fit for harvest, they they were, they were stolen, and sent were deprived of bread for two or to distant parts of the country. And three months, and “once or twice in this conduct they boasted, saying, they had been obliged to make a kind “The English are now away, and of bread of dried pears, for the Lord's what will the Dutch care about the supper." Hottentots? We are not afraid of "On the 5th of December, the punishment from them for such Caffre Captain, Gola, came to us, things."
with his wife, and four Caffres. His “ The hatred of those Christians (if object in coming, he said, was to they may be so called) arose from two hear if he could be taken into our
1st, That we not only dis- Institution, as he wished to be sep. countenanced, but condemned in the arated from his own people, whose highest degree, their horrid deeds of irregular conduct exposed him to the oppression, murder, &c. And, 2dly, greatest dangers; and to be instruc; Our instructing the Hottentots, whom ted (as he said) in the knowledge of they wished to keep in tot ad ignorance good and evil. We expressed to him of the Gospel, and to sutter thein to our joy at his wise choice, and blessed believe noining but what they chose our God for the prospect of one of to inculcate; which, among other that poor nation becoming acquainted things, is, that they are of the off with Christ and Salvation. But, to sping of Canaan, youngest son of our grief, (on account of the condiNoan, and are cursed of God to a tions of the late peace with the Caffres, perpetual servitude to them.
that they should go over the great • The Boors, finding that what Fish-river, and no communication be they said, or did, had little effect on suffered between the Colony and. our minds, directed their devices to them) we were obliged to tell him, our people. They endeavoured to se. that his wishes could not be complied duce them into drunkenness, whore- with, for the reasons mentioned. But dom, and other vices ; and in which, Brother Vanderkemp promised to to our grief, with some they were represent his case succcsstul. But here they did not Janssens, who, we did not doubt, rest; they sought to corrupt their would give him liberty minds to disbelieve the word of God, with us; and that so long as things despise Christ, and inculcated that reinained as they were, he might beli, which the Paaps, (or Papes, come backwards and forwards, and alluding to us) represented as being hear the word of God., Captain Gola intolerably bot, was only a comfortu stayed four days; during which time
he attended constantly the word, a of all he met with, for means to de. little of which he could understand; liver him from the sin of drunkene and we endeavoured, by interpreters, ness, supposing that to leave the rest to make him acquainted with the would then be easy. Some directed blessed news which we had brought him to witches and wizards, to whom from a far country.
he addressed himself ; but these "Our School is attended by about were miserable comforters ; for they 30 or 40 children, 20 of whom can told him that his life was not worth a read or spell pretty well.
farthing ; for, when persons began to “We have seven persons chosen as make such inquiries, it was a sure a kind of Judges, to settle small quar- sign of speedy death.
Others prerels and disputes, which daily take scribed various kinds of medicine, place, too numerous for us to attend which he eagerly took, but all proved to, and of too little importance to be in vain. His feet were providentially brought before the Magistrates of the led to Graaf Reinet, where he heard, country.
in a discourse from Brother Vander. “The inconstancy of the Hottentots lingen, that Christ Jesus, the Son of in their matrimonial connexions, sub. God, could save sinners from their jects us to great irregularities : we sins. He cried out to himself, “ that exhort, as much as possible, those is what I want, that is what I want !" who are still heathen, to abide with He immediately left business, to come their wives, and not to leave or to us, that he might get acquainted change them, as their custom is; and with this Jesus ; and told all be met, those who believe in Christ, we that he had at last found one, who oblige, with consent of the unbeliev. could save him from his sins. Soon ing moiety, publicly to bind them. after this a discourse from Brother selves to each other in the inviolable Vanderkemp on a Lord's day, was ties of matrimony. In this manner, applied to him with power ; when all Brother Read was married, on the his deeds were made manifest, and 29th of June, to a young Hottentot every word that was spoken seemed woman, by Brother Vandeikemp. ineant for him. This, however, at
The Lord's work, to the glory of first, only excited a strong hatred to his name, has this year been conspic- an old woman, with whom he had lived, nous. Heathen darkness has fled be. who knew his character, and who, he fore the power of gospel light, and supposed, had made it known to the the power of converting Grace has Landdrosse's wife, and, by means of triumphed over the power of Satan, the Landdrosse, had been told to in the hearts of those Pagans, to Brother Vanderkemp. whom we have been called to preach hension, however, did not prevail the gospel of Christ. Brother Cupi. long ; he still attended the word, and, do was baptized, previous to our leav- the secrets of his heart began to be ing Graaf Reinet : but bis conversion "laid open. “ This, (said he,) is not deserves a place in our report. Broth- of man, but of God.” He was then er Cupido was, before his conversion, brought earnestly to seek an interest as notorious a sinner as was ever in Christ, and he is now become one known : famous for swearing, lying, of our most zealous fellow labourers. fighting, but especially for drunken. It is no small pleasure to hear him ness, which often brought him upon a recommend Christ to others, as the sick bed, being naturally weak. At only remedy for sin, who can destroy such times he always resolved to leave it, as he can witness, both root and that practice, and lead a sober life. branch. To Brother Cupido has been He was, however, surprised to find, added this year seventeen persons ; that no sooner did his health return, nine men and eight women, besides than his sins again prevailed.
He thirteen children. One of the women was sometimes afraid of God, al. is now the wife of Brother Read. though ignorant of him ; and expect. ed that his conduct would prove the
(To be continued destruction of his soul. He inquired Vol.l. No. 9.
Extract of a Letter from a respectable courses are also delivered peculiarly
Minister in Holland to the British for children, and catechisings are aland Foreign Bible Society. Dated most universally in use among us. Oct. 26, 1804.
I, for my part, catechise ditterent We rejoice at the laudable plan of companies of young persons four the Society which has been lately es. times a week; and I know a friend, tablished among you, for rendering the who does the same six times every word of God accessible to the indi. week. Our nation, however corrupt gent; and we pray that the Lord in morals, is nevertheless, upon the may give his richest blessings to their whole, attached to religious worship; benevolent endeavous. With us
and the name of Christ is still held there is, thank God, no scarcity of in veneration among us. Bibles, although there certainly is You feelingly express your regret, of persons who read their Bible, and that the union between the two na. especially of such as read it with tions in which we respectively live, understanding: and who, instead of has been unhappily dissolved by the introducing their own particular reli. war. Oh, my dear Sir! could you gious tenets into the Bible, as is too be among us, you would soon be confrequently done, seek to derive them vinced, three-fourths of our nation from the Bible; who will receive lament the unhappy quarrel, which, nothing besides the Bible; and will for some years past, has divided two adinit of nothing above it, as neces. nations, which yet have one common sary for the attainment of eternal interest in the service of the gospel
. happiness. Even the poorest person But we are a defenceless people, among us can easily procure a Bible, who daily pray to God to have mercy and our Deacons make strict inquiry upon us ; and so far from being ini. of their indigent parishioners, wheth- mical to the English nation, we rather they possess a Bible and read it. er rejoice that not more than two You probably know, that it is custom- Dutchmen were to be found, who ary here, that the Minister, accom- would so far degrade themselves as panied by our Elders, go from time to to advise a plan for the invasion of a time, into the houses of our parish country, for the preservation of which ioners, chiefly previous
we are as anxiously solicitous, as for administration of the Holy Sacra- that of our own. We pray and sigh ment, in order to converse with them in public and private-How long, O on this important subject. On those Lord, how long ? Now, indeeit
, we occasions, the Minister also makes a suffer the consequences of our owti point of inquiring, whether they are misconduct : of this our nation is not in the habit of reading their Bibles ? insensible ; and I can affirm to their Whether they send their children praise, that the best of them do not regularly to school? Whether the
oppose the Almighty, but acknowlparents go to church accompanied by edge that we have brought our natheir children?
tional misfortunes upon our heads by The establishment of our Mission- our luxury and base ingratitude. O ary Society has also given occasion might but God give us his Spirit to to the delivering of evangelical dis- convert and turn the chastisement courses to such of the poor as, för under which we now sigh, to our benwant of decent clothes, are obliged to efit, and particularly to our humiliaabsent themselves from the public tion, that we may cast away our worship of the church. I, and sis of pride, and no longer despise other namy colleagues, deliver every Sunday, tions, which do not enjoy the same in rotation, a discourse of this kind to degree of liberty, which we formerly such members of the ReformedChurch possessed. of this city as are supported by their parishes ; and in these discourses we always endeavour to express our- From a report of the Trustees of selves in the plainest manner possible. the Congregational Missionary SoWe are always very numerously at- ciety in the counties of Berkshire, tended, and all who come, and are Columbia, and their vicinities, giving able to read, are furnished with Bi. an account of their proceedings for bles. In some of our towns, dis- the year ending Sept. 1805, it appears,
that Missionaries frem this Society was $386 33; the amount of contri. have been sent to the counties of Lu. butions received by the Missionaries zerne and Wayne, in Pennsylvania ; was 8125 59, leaving $260 74 actual the state of Ohio ; the counties of expense of the Society, for the sup. Greene, Columbia, Cayuga, Ontario, port of their Missionaries. An evSchoharie, and some other of the idence this, that much good may be western counties in the state of New done with a little money. These York, and to the N. W. counties in Missionaries, it appears, preached Vermont. In the whole 70 weeks of 449 sermons to the destitute inhabit. missionary service was performed, in ants of the places, which they visit.' the places above mentioned. The ed, beside performing various other u bole expense to the Society's funds useful missionary labours.
part all acts of Congress will be record.' AMONG the works destined, in our ed; and thus not only the substance of opinion, to do honour to the literary our national counsels, but the names of character of our country, is “ The those who take an important share in Monthly Register, and Review of the them, will be handed down to the im. United States,” published in numbers partial judgment of posterity, and at Charleston, South Carolina, by those, not yet born, be enabled to Mr. CARPENTER. Hiq Prospectus form a just opinion of the talents and informs us, that it is the design of virtues of their ancestors. There this periodical publication to “com- will be added a collection of impor. bine within itself the two-fold advan. tant state papers, which will stand at tage of diffusing general knowledge, oice as incontrovertible proofs and and standing as a permanent record illustrations of the historical facts. of all the public transactions of the A chronicle, which will be a deposio time; which would enlighten the tory of those remarkable occurrences, minds, and improve the morals and that are most apt to enter into comthe manners of the existing genera- mon conversation, will succeed the tion, and deliver down to posterity, history and the debates. for the use of the future historian, all “The first chapter shall contain the political facts and public transac- extracts from works of celebrity; tions of the day, untinged with false among others, those parts of the recolouring, and unsullied by political ports of agricultural societies in Euprejudice.
rope, which shall appear likely to ap" This work will be conducted, as ply to the different soils, climates, and nearly as possible, on the plan of the natural circumstances of the United English Annual Register, whose rep- States. Literary and iniscellaneous utation for utility
agreeableness essays will be added. has not been equalled by that of any «The next chapter will be devoted Other production of the same kind.
to a review of new publications, Each number will be divided into two whether original or re-published in parts; the first historical and politi- America, and of such of the Eurocal, the second miscellaneous and, pean works also, as shall be found
worthy of particular attention; pieces The historical part will contain a of Poetry will conclude the whole. regular and impartial history of the “ Each of these two parts shall be great political occurrences of the past paged separately from the other, so Thonth, the first place, and the lar- that at the end of the year the twelve Fest room, being always allotted to numbers may be divided into two those of the United States. The de. volumes; one under the title of the bates of Congress, and such debates HISTORICAL, the other that of the of the several state legislatures, as LITERARY REGISTER; and may be of general importance to the with the last number of the year, a union, and make a part of its history, separate title page and index shall be shall be given in a concise
form. In this given, to be prefixed to each volume.”
We have seen the three first A vast majority of the world are numbers of this work, which equal necessarily excluded from serious qur raised expectations, and presage application, and many are desirous of its future celebrity. We were par. knowledge, who cannot bunt it ticularly pleased with the judgment, through multitudes of large volumes, modesty, and correctness of the fol- To provide such persons with easy lowing remarks in the author's preface, means of access to a portion of litera.
“ Disdaining to take credit for any ture, is to benefit society. He who thing to which he is not fairly enti. enables others to fill up, with rational tled, he wishes to open to his readers amusement, and instructive pleasure, the whole scope of his pretensions for intervals of time which would other. a work of this kind, in which little wise be devoted to idleness or vice, is fame can be procured beyond that of entitled to the gratitude of society. a good compiler. A compiler, how. But besides all this, the requisites for ever, is not without his claims to compilation are not a few or unimporpraise. He who imparts the know- tant, since to select judiciously re. ledge he has acquired from books, to quires some share of penetration, judg. those who have not leisure, diligence, ment and taste : the compiler of such or abilities to acquire it through the a work as the present may be consid. long laborious work of close study and ered as one of the bees of literature, research, is at least useful, and who lights upon the choicest flowers though his glory be not so great, his as they spring, extracts from them labours may be as beneficial to man- their most precious sweets, and des kind as those of the nominal author. prsits them in store for general use."
List oi Dew Publications. A compendious dictionary of the scriptures, proper to the several parts English language, in which tive thou- of the duty, with an essay on the na. sand words are added to the number ture and duty of prayer ; to which are found in the best English compends; annexed some forms of prayer. By the orthography is in some instances a Committee of the North Consociacorrected, the pronunciation marked tion of Hartford County. Hartford. by an accent, or other suitable direc. Lincoln and Gleason. 50 cents. tion, and the definitions of many words A sermon preached at the ordinaamended and improved. To which tion of the Rev. Charles Lowell, to the are added, for the benefit of the mer- pastoral care of the West Church and chant, the student and the traveller, Society in Boston, Jan. 1, 1806. By a variety of useful tables. By Noah Rev. Eliphalet Porter, pastor of the Webster. Hudson & Goodwin, Hart- first church in Roxbury. Boston. ford, and Increase Cook & co. New Belcher and Armstrong: Haven. 1806.
A discourse before the Society for An English spelling-book; with propagating the Gospel among the reading lessons adapted to the capaci. Indians and others in North America, ties of children; in three parts, calcu. delivered Nov. 7, 1805. By Joseph lated to advance the learners by natur. Eckley, D.D. Minister of the Old al and easy gradations ; and to teach South Church in Boston. E. Lincoln. orthography and pronunciation togeth- Familiar Letters, to the Rer. John er. By Lindley Murray, author of Sherman, once pastor of the church in “ English Grammar.” The third edi. Mansfield, in particular reference to tion improved. New York. Collins his late anti-Trinitarian Treatise. By & Perkins. 1805.
Daniel Dow, pastor of a church in Three sermons, preached at North. Thompson, Connecticut. ħartford. ampton : one on the 30th of March; Lincoln & Gleason. 1806. 25 cents. the other two on the annual Fast, April A system of geometry and trigo. 4th, 1805 ; by Rev. Solomon Wil nometry ; together with a treatise on liams. Northampton. Wm. Butler. surveying ; teaching various ways of
A new-year's sermon, preached at taking the survey of a field, also to Lee, January 1, 1804. By Rev. Alvan protract the same, and find the area. Hyde, pastor of the church in Lee. Likewise rectangular surveying : on
An abridgment of Henry on Prayer, an accurate method of calculating the consisting of a judicious collection of area of any field arithmetically, with,