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Nirs. E. Lewis, for BEAL N. LEWIS, and WILLIAM CROSSFIELD, 24 00
Total, ir. Daniel Gautier, for Dannau GAUTIER,
12 00 Harriet Newell, and Mary Hart Brittan, for STEPHEN P. BRITTAN,
12 00 Nr. Timothy Hodges, for TIMOTAY HODGES,
12 (10 Mr. William B. Crosby, for T. CROSBY,
12 00 Mrs. A. Bancker, for William BANCKER,
12 00 Mirs. And Whitelaw, for THOMAS WHITELAW, 1st payment, 12 00 Mrs. R. Waterbury and others, for GIDEON WATERBURT, 1st payment,
12 00--120 00 Vorthford, Con. Fem. Benev. Soc. by Juliana Maltby, Treasurer,
23 00 Vorth Haven, Con. By the Rev. E. Scranton, as follows: viz. Mrs. M. Trumbull, 61, Dea John Barnes, 83,
18 00 31 00 Montbly concert,
10 00 S8 00 Donation of the Rev. S. Swezey,
5 00 Norwich, Con. Contribution in the Rev. Dr. Strong's church, by the Rev. E. Cornelius,
8 76 Charles Lathrop, Esq. $5; Mrs. H. Lathrop, $10,
15 00 Charlotte H., Elizabeth C., Harriet J.,and Darius Lathrop,25 cts. each, 1 00–24 76 A charity box, 88, and a knitting society, $4, for a child in Ceylou to be named Joanna LATUROP, remitted by Mrs. M. Coit,
12 00 Norwich, Con. (Chelsea landing) Contribution by the Rev. E. Cornelius, 19 50 A young lady,
3 00 Norwich Society, (Litchfield,) N. Y. a contribution by the Rev. J. Frost, 3 38 Oswego, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Lombard, a Sabbath day's laber at Berkshire, by
the Rev. M. M. York, Paris, N. Y. Contribution in the Rev. Publius V. Booge's Society, by the Rev. J. Frost,
10 90 Paterson, N.J. A young lady for Elisha Boudinot, by the Rev. S. Fisher, 6 00 A sincere friend of missions,
2 00 Pittsfield, Ms. Contribution in the Rev. Mr. Humphrey's church, by the Rev. E. Cornelius,
41 00 Portland, Me, The For. Mis. Soc. by the Treasurer,
95 04 1,547 81 Poultney, Ver. Fem. For. Miss. Soc. by Polly Parsons, Treas.
7 20 41 96 Fem. Cent Soc. by Mrs. E. Dana, Treas.
12 00 Princeton, N. Jer. Students in the Theol. Sem, for two children to be eda.
in Mr. Woodward's family in Ceylon, and named ARCHIBALD ALEXAN.
DER, and SAMUEL MILLER, a semi-an. payment, by Thomson S. Harris, 12 00 Providence, K. Isl. Contribution in the Rev. Mr. Wilson's church, by the
40 48 Quincy, Ms. Female Evangelical Society, for the mission at Elliot, by Lucy Savil, Treasurer,
12 00 43 91 Rockaway, N. Jer. Mon. Con. for the educ. of chil. in Ceylon, by Mar. garet Arnold, Treasurer,
24 00 Saint Albuns, Ver. Fem. Char. Soc. by Mrs. Hoyt, Treasurer,
81 22 From a charity box,
78 Salem, M18. and vicinity. For. Miss. Soc. by E. Kimball, Treasurer, 116 00 1,534 SO Mr N. Chamberlain, by the Rev. Dr.'Worcester,
2 00 An aged female friend, by co.
1 00 Salisbury, Con. Mrs. Strong, by the Rev. Jos. Harvey,
2 00 Sungerfield, N. Y. Contribution in the Rev. Evans Beardsley's society, by the Rev. J. Frost,
19 50 Savannah, Geo. Hea. School Soc. for the educ. of two children in lodia,
to be named Henry KOLLOCK, and WALTER CRANSTON, for the
Do. Do. by Eliza J.'W Dennis, remitted by Mr. Schenk, 60 00.-272 00
10 00 Sheffield, Ms. Mon. Con. by the Rev. James Bradford,
33 00 Fem. Char. Soc. by Margaret W. Bradford, Treas.
241 88 Sidney, N. Y. For the For. Miss. School, by the Rev. Dr. Porter of
4 76 Stillwater, Ń y. Contribution in the Rev. Mr. Tucker's society, by the Rev, E. Cornelius,
19 41 Stockbridge, Ms. Fem. Cent Soc. by Mr. Louis Dwight,
33 00 161 22 Sloughton, Ms. A female friend of missions, by the Rev. E. Gay, Monthly concert, by Dea. Nathan Drake,
17 00 33 58 Tewksbury, Ms. Charity box, by Mary Coggin,
1 16 Tioga Point, N. Y. A family charity box, the fruits of self-denial;— by the Rev. M. M, York,
1 38 Teta Tiverton, R. Isl. Monthly concert, by Rev. E. Colman,
17 Towandee, Pen. Contribution, by the Rey, M. M. York,
7 50 Mrs. Hale, $1; Mrs. Scott, 50 cents,
1 50 Townsend, Ms. By Mr. C. Wilder, young men,
6 50 Benj. Spaulding, Thomas Farrow, Marshall Lewis, $1 each, S. and J., 25 cts each,
3 50.10 00 Trenton, N. v. Contribution in the Rev. D. Harrower's society, by the Rev. J. Frost,
7 27 Trumansburgh, Ń, Y. Contribution, by the Rey. M. M. York,
7 67 Female Society,
20 00 Three individuals,
88 Ulysses, [See Ithaca.) Utica, N. Y. Contrib. in the Rev. Mr. Aikin's soc, by the Rev. J. Frost,
48 56 Young Ladies' Society of Industry,
20 00 Fermont, (Town unknown,) From a friend, a widow's mite,
5 00 Vernon, N. Y. Contribution in the Rey. Orange Lyman's society, by the Rev. J. Frost,
17 60 Verona, N. Y. Contribution in the Rev. Israel Brainerd's society, by the
15 00 Waterford; Me. Ladies, for a child in Ceylan, by the Rev. Lincoln Ripley, 2d payment,
9 00 Weathersfield, Ver.' Fem. Char. Sac. by Sylvia Brown, Treasurer, for educ, hea. children in America,
11 00 Vest-Haven, Con. Ladies' Cent Soc. by the Rev. E. Scrapton,
20 00 Mrs. Painter, $; Mrs. Smith, 82,
5 00 Mr. W. Stebbins, $l; and contents of charity box, 33 ets. 1 33 Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Alling, 50 ots, each,
I 00-27 33 Westmoreland, N. Y. Contribution in the Rev. James Eells's society, by the Rev. J. Frost,
23 07 Whitesborough, N. Y. Contribution in the Rev. J. Frost's society, 46 86 Monthly concert, in do.
6 14 13 14 Weymouth, Ms. (See Braintree and Weymouth.j Williamstown, M's, Contribution in the Rev. Mr. Gridley's church, by the Rev. E, Cornelius,
23 75 Female Charitable Society, by Mrs. Betsey Noble,
35 00 925 76 from students in the College, 63 medals, weighing in silver,
9 50 Wilmington, Ms. Inclosed in a box of clothing, saved by abstaining from sugar,
1 00 Winchester, Vir. Mr. James Little, remitted by T. Dwight, Esq.
12 00 Windsor, (South.) N. Y. Contribution, by the Rev. M. M. York, Mrs. Hotchkiss, SI, Mrs. F. 6 ets.
106 Woodstock, Ver. Educ. and Foreign Mission Soc. by David Pierce, 15 00
90 45 Mrs. C. Hutchinson, for MARCIA HUTCRINSON,
12 00 Hon. T. Hutchinson, for JAMES HUTCHINSON,
12 00 Woodstock, Con. (N. par.) Fem. Benev. Soc. by Patty Corbin, Treas. 24 00 107 99 Worcester, Ms. Collected at the monthly concert in the Rev. Ms.
Goodrich's church, after an address; by the Rer. E. Cornelius, 11 67 44 SS Messrs. T. and J. Sutton, by Rev. Mr. Goodrich,
6 00 Places unknown. July 25. A. G. H. inclosed to Mr. N. Willis,
10 20 August 9. Mrs. S. Frink, Do. Do. An unknown friend of missions,
3 00 17. A couptry clergyman, for the schools at Brainerd and Elliot, 5 00
Amount of donations from July 21, to August 20, S3,978 21. The following articles have also been received as donations. A good silver-watcb, from a friend, by the Rev. Mr. Fay of Charlestowo. Seven volumes of religious books from a lady, for the Palestine mission, by the Rev. John Chester, of Albany.
A box of olothing, from the Brainerd Society, Philadelphia, committed to Robert Ralston, Esq. by Miss Sarah M Mullen, Secretary, for the use of the establishment at Brainerd.
A box from females in Hadley, Mass. for the mission at Elliot, containing 71 articles, and among them a coat for Mr. Kingsbury, forwarded by Mrs. Charlotte Porter.
* The donation here acknowledged was inclosed in the following note.
“When I read the journals of the missionarios at Brainerd and Elliot, and see, that many pressing demanils of children for admission to their schools are rejected for the want of more extensive provision, I feel constrained to contribute 4 portion of whar God halls given me to aid those important mission.".
A box for the Cherokee mission, from the Fem. Char. Society in Milford, Mass. containing 9 articles of clothing, and 5 yards of sattinet, forwarded by Roxa Rawson, and valued at $13.
A box for the Cherokee mission, from the Dorcas Society of North Woodstock, Con. forwarded by the Rev. Samuel Backus to the care of H. Hudson, Esq.
A box from Montpelier, Ver. by Dr. John Crosby, containing clothing, stationary, books, and medicines, for the mission at Elliot, valued at $83 39.
All persons, who contemplate making donations of clothing, bedding, &c. for the use of the Indian missions, are requested to forward them in the course of September and October, if possible, that they may be shipped together, and may reach the stations in season for use during the coming winter. Such articles may be left with S. T. Armstrong, No. 50, Cornhill, Boston; Henry Hudson, Esq. Hartford, Con.; John Sayre, corner of Wall Street and Broadway, city of N. Y.; Brundige, Vose and Co. Baltimore; Rev. Francis Heron, Pittsburgh, Penn.; William Slocomb, Marietta, Ohio; and Robert Ralston, Esg Philadelphia. Boxes, containing such articles, should be strong, but not needlessly heavy: the articles should be well packed; and there should be a plain legible direction, not easily to be erased, stating for what mission each box is intended; or that it is for Indian missions, if the donors do not choose to fix its destination. There should also be a designation of the place, from which cach box is sent; and a paper containing a description of the box, and the object for which it ts forwarded, should be left with the agent, to whose care it is addressed.
Letter from Messrs. Winslow and Spaulding to the Corresponding Secretary,
Columbo, Feb. 2, 1820. ŘEV. AND DEAR SIR,
By a joint letter from us and brother Scudder, by the Indus, Capt. Wills, you will have learned the merciful dealings of God towards us until our departure from Calcutta. We took passage for Ceylon, Nov. 10th, in a good ship, the Dick of London, and had only to regret the detention of brother Woodward by the sickness of his wife. We left him, however, with the assurance, that though in a land of strangers, he was surrounded by sympathizing friends, and under the care of a kind Providence.
Our passage was long, but pleasant. By the kindness of our Captain, we were permitted, not only to preach on the Sabbath, but to hold meetings every evening with the seamen. They generally gave good attention; some appeared seriously impressed; and we left the ship with the hope, that two at least were under deep convictions.
We made the Island of Ceylon 19 days after embarking, and 12 from the time of leaving the river; but it was three days more before we could gain the harbor of 'Trincomale, being carried beyond it at night by a strong current, which exposed us to some danger from the rocks on the coast. At Trincomale we were very kindly received by the Wesleyan brethren, Messrs. Carver and Stead, who did every thing in their power to assist us.
We hoped to find some method of direct conveyance from this port to Jaffna; but, as the monsoon made it impossible to go by water, there was none except through an almost trackless jungle of 130 miles, in the course of which were several rivers to be forded. The journey we concluded to attempt; but on endeavoring to obtain palankeens and coolies, we found they could not be had for so many travellers. We might have waited until the first band could return, but were told, that in a few days the weather would be such as to render travelling impracticable, as the rainy season was commencing, and the rivers would soon swell so as to be impassable. To stay at Trincomale was impractioable; as not a house could be hired; and that of the Wesleyan brethren, as they were building, was not in a situation to receive us. Our passage was paid to Columbo, and the prospect was, that we could find a more ready conveyance there, than from any other port on the Island. Brother Scudder, however, as his labors seemed to be peculiarly needed at Jaffna, on account of the ill health of our brethren there, concluded to attempt the journey by land. With some difficulty the means of conveyance were found; and we left' Trincomale after a stay of three days, while our dear brother and sister were preparing to go through the wilderness.
On our way to Columbo, we touched at Galle, a very pleasant port on the southern extremity of the island, and were detained several days. During this time we were most hospitably entertained in the family of Mr. McKender, a Wesleyan missionary; and our hearts were cheered by a sight of the gove work, which he and his colleagues are there carrying on. The schools. which form the glory of the Wesleyan missions here, are at this station very flouris':ing, and afford an interesting spectacle.
We finally reached Columbo Dec. 20th, rejoicing to see this capital of the country, which is to be our future home. The Rev. Mr. Chater, who is we! known as the very kind and most hospitable friend of our brethren, immediately invited us to his house, till we could make arrangements for proceeding to Jaffna.
We feared being obliged by the north east monsoon to remain at Columing some weeks; but had the happiness of finding, that we night, with some diculty, proceed soon by an inland navigation through lakes and canals. We were encouraged to attempt this by that very valuable friend of our mission, J. N. Mooyart, Esq., of Jaffna, who was providentially at Columbo, and calculating to return by this route, in 10 or 12 days. He has, however, been detained from day to day, and we have waited for him until the present time. We are now to start to-morrow. The delay we have regretted, though our situation has been rendered as pleasant as it could be by the kindness of those around us, especially of Mr. and Mrs. Chater, to whom we are deeply indebted, and of the Wesleyan brethren at this station. The other friends of our mission who reside at this place, have treated us with attention and kindness.
We have had the pleasure of meeting most of the missionaries on the Island: the Wesleyans holding their annual conference here, and the Church mission: aries being met on the business of their mission. There were yesterday at our table 15 missionaries such a thing as probably never was at Columbo before. The Church missionaries are regularly with us in the same family. They are most valuable men.
[Messrs. W. and S. waited on Sir Robert Brownrigg, the governor, soon after their arrival at Columbo, and were kindly received by him. He was just leaving the goverpnient, and had left the Island, before the date of this letter, amidst the deep regrets of the friends of religion to whom he had become greatly endeared by his wise and paternal administration. His successor is Maj. Gen. Sir Edward Barnes.
Messrs. W. and S. bear witness to the excellent character which our missionaries at Jaffna 'sustain in the island, particularly for their laborious services, and their conscientious economy; the support allowed to the Wesleyan missionaries and their schools being much larger than that allowed to our establishments.]
Since coming here we have received several communications from the brettiren at Jaffna. They are still afflicted with sickness. Brother Richards is better than it was expected he ever would be, but far from having any prospect of final recovery. "Brothers Poor and Meigs are both nearly laid aside by sickness, though they were both better at the date of our last accounts. Brother and sister Scudder arrived in safety to their assistance, after a long and dangerous journey. He seems to have entered with spirit into the work. You will harc learned before this, that the brethren have already seen some fruit of their labor- in the apparent conversion of several from among the natives.
We have to-day heard of the safe arrival of brother and sister Woodward at Trincomale. The Lord has afllicted them since we parted by removing from them their little son. They will proceed by land to Jaffna. From brother and sister Scudder we heard three days ago, that she had become the mother of a fine little girl; and to-day we have the sad intelligence of its death. We long to see and sympathize with the afflicted parents. For the many mercies we daily receive, we desire to feel ourselves under new obligations to devote our selves to Christ among the poor heathen, whose wretchedness we now behold, and of which the half had not been toid us.
With the highest sentiments of affection and respect, we are, Rev. and Dear Sir, Your servants in the Gospel.
( Concluded from p. 394.) I WILL Now endeavor to explain to you, in wbat respeet your nation has rejected the authority of God; and to this part of my subject I solicit your patient attention.
Your fathers who came out of Egypt, having seen the tremendous displays of the glory and majesty of God at the delivery of the law on Mount Sinai, “said unto Moses, speak thou with us, and we will
hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die."* Moses afterwards i informed them, what answer he received from the Lord, their God, to
this request. “The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him shall ye hearken; according to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb, in the day of the Assembly, saying, let me not hear
again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great * fire any more, that I die not. And the Lord said unto me, they have
well spoken that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him."* Here was an absolute promise, on the part of the Lord, that he would raise up to the children of Israel, and from among themselves, a Prophet “like unto Moses." He declared that this Prophet would be faithful in the execution of bis commission; and that his commands would be the commands of God. “I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” To this Prophet absolute obedience was demanded of the people to whom he should be sent; and their refusal to hearken to him was to be required at their hands. The sending of this Prophet, it also appears, was in answer to the earnest petition of the people themselves, that God would appoint them some one to convey his will and commandments to them; the terrors of Sinai having convinced them of their own unfitness and inability to hold immediate converse with
+ Deut, xviii, 15, and onward.
* Exod. xx, 19. VOL. XVI.