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Mr. Cornelius was constrained to weep at and the hurry of making preparation to hearing their manner of living, yet they leave is, on this account, a merciful Took only to God and their own endeavors diversion of my thoughts. The brethren for support. What I saw and heard at met at Manepy yesterday afternoon, to Karadive, especially among the weavers, decide who should take charge of my leads me to think that a genuine work of work. It seemed to be impossible to the Lord is in progress among them. meet the emergency. One plan and On Monday I went from Karadive to another was proposed, but none seemed Poongerdive, and spent two days. The practicable. It seemed disastrous to catechist laboring there was my class remove a single one from his present mate in the seminary. The people station, but more disastrous to leave all of that island are so much isolated from the interests at Batticotta without a resother people and influences, and many ident missionary. Some one must be of them are so simple-hearted, that a removed, but who it should be, was a faithful scattering of the gospel seed question upon which we considered long, promises to produce a rich harvest in due and finally gave it up and took up other time.

business, hoping that light would come. 1 asked Dr. Green if it would not do for

me to stay longer, but he gave me no BATTICOTTA.

encouragement. In the course of the LETTER FROM MR. HOWLAND, DECEMBER, evening, the question was taken up 1856.

again. It was proposed to defer it till

we should hear again from the CommitDays of Sadness and Perplexity.

tee, with the hope that some relief might THE state of Mr. Howland's health renders be found in the promise of a reinforceit necessary, in the opinion of those best able ment; but as it appears to be necessary to judge, that he should no longer delay to that I should begin at once to give over retire, for a season, from his labors in Ceylon, and visit his native land. How many pleas

my work, it was at length decided that

Mr. Sanders must leave his field at ant anticipations must crowd upon the mind, when one who has been so long away is about Tillipally and remove to Batticotta. One again to look upon old scenes and meet old of the brethren felt that he could not associates and friends. Yet these, to him, vote for it, on the ground that he con"are sad days?To leave his work; to

sidered it a sacrifice of Mr. Sanders, in leave his flock; to leave his fellow-laborers, throwing upon them a still greater burden

his present state of health. There is when they are already far too much oppressed danger of this, and we all felt it; yet it . with cares, and he can see no one who can seems the only alternative, and the

properly. take his position; all this is so try- indications of Providence appear so ,ing, that he loses sight of what might be plain, I have strong confidence that

wind to dwell" upon the too painful "fact strength will be granted him equal to tkát ke must leave. So it very often is with

his day. Tillipally is to be left without missionaries called to retire from their fields a resident missionary at present. Mr. 10 labor. To them it is sweet to labor for Sanders had entered with much interest Christ, and trying, very trying, when the into the work there, and it ought not to Master says, “You must not labor longer be thus left; but we thought that station here.' Mr. Howland writes :

would not suffer so much by being left These are sad days to me. The idea as others would. The question as to leaving my beloved flock, and espe- who should take charge of it remains cially that of throwing my burden upon undecided for the present. No one has those who are already borne down with time or strength to spare from his preslabor, sometimes half distracts me. Ient work. It will probably be decided cannot allow

my mind to dwell upon it, I at our coming annual meeting.

Wants of the Field.

the eldest daughter of A. Backus, my oldest

native assistant, came forward and took the I fear the Committee do not properly

vows of God upon her; thus confirming, consider our need of reinforcement. her own act, the consecration made by This field is not like a new one which parents in her infancy.” But another person, has never been occupied. The results

who designed also to make profession of his of the labor already bestowed create a

faith in Christ, was prevented from doing

under circumstances which excited much demand for an increase of labor, and a

interest among the missionaries, and which responsibility is thrown upon us to carry serve to indicate, in some measure, how serion what has been begun. I need not ous is the opposition which converts in Cey speak of the great difference between lon may still be called to encounter. leaving the untouched jungle and forsaking the field which has been, with great

A young man, named Talcott H. Rug labor, cleared and prepared for cultiva- sell, who was a member of the seminary: tion ; especially when the enemy is so

when it was suspended, and now studies busy scattering tares in the mellow soil.

in the English school conducted by the The very fact that mind is so awakened natives at this station, was expecting in Jaffna, creates a demand for missionary also to unite with the church, but was influence to guide and direct it into right prevented by his relatives. He is a channels. The dead, unbroken calm of

near relative of the Maniagar, (the highheathenism, which rests upon whole re

est government officer in this vicinity,) gions of country in some parts of India, and of others who pride themselves op has here been disturbed. It is true that

their rank and heathenism. On Saturthe objects sought by the mass of the day evening we heard that the brother people are not what we could wish. and other relatives of the young man, Money, government-office, and English having become acquainted with his ineducation as a means to these, are prom

tention, had endeavored to prevent him inent objects of pursuit. Those who

from coming forward, and that he was are aroused to seek the truth are com

not to be found in his house. Our fears paratively few; those who are on the

were increased on Sabbath morning, by alert to defeat its progress are many.

the news that he had spent the night in But the minds of nearly all are appa

the house of the Maniagar, and had rently awakened to something, and 1 yielded to the solicitations of his relabelieve the destiny of this people is tives. Not fully trusting the report of being rapidly determined. It is to meet

his having yielded, it was thought best this juncture that we want help, and that

that Dr. Green should seek an interview we all feel ready to sacrifice health and

with him. He accordingly went for the every thing, rather than that the work purpose, accompanied by a native assis-, should not go on.

And it is this that tant, while a little company assembled crushes one's spirit into the dust when

for prayer. Dr. Green was permitted to the Lord lays his hand upon him and

see the young man in the presence of tells him his help is not wanted-he may

others, and he fearlessly declared before

them all, that he wished to join the go.

church, but was detained by force. A Young Convert Opposed.

Upon which the Maniagar said to Dt. Mr. Howland speaks of the Sabbath, De- Green, “ His soul is with you, and his cember 18, as a day of much interest. “ It body with us.” There were about fifty was probably the last season of communion people present, one or two brahmins which I shall enjoy with my beloved flock before leaving. We presented our youngest

among the rest, and all were very much child to the Lord in the ordinance of baptism,

excited. They abused and reviled, and which was administered by Mr. Meigs, the

the brother of the young man attacked child receiving the name of Daniel Poor; and | Dr. Green, but only pulled off his hat,

Some say,

of money,

being restrained by the interference of alone, but without success. Yesterday the bystanders. It was a great com- morning he came to me and said he had fort to us all to know that he still re had a long interview with him, and that mained firm in his purpose, and we felt, he wished to join the church without furthat though detained from the table of the ther delay, and appeared to be prepared Lord, he would have the presence of his to meet any opposition or violence even, Savior with him, alone among the hea to which he might be exposed. Feeling then.

satisfied with what Mr. Breckenridge His Sincerity Acknowledged.

stated concerning his feelings on the

subject, we made arrangements to reOn the following day he was allowed

ceive him at our usual church meeting to attend school upon promising to in- in the afternoon. Nothing was said form them if he were to join the church.

about his purpose, as it was feared that He wishes to take an early opportunity there might be an attempt to make disto do so. The occurrence is the subject turbance, if it was known abroad before of very general conversation among the the meeting. Still, we were careful to heathen. I understand that they gener

avoid giving any opportunity to have it ally condemn the course taken by his said that we received him secretly. The relatives in detaining him.

usual exercises of the meeting were “He must be sincere. He has plenty suspended, and he came forward and

and there is no seminary now. entered into covenant with God, and He has therefore no necessity for seeking received baptism. The Lord's supper the favor of the missionaries. Surely

was then administered, and it was inthis must be the work of God.” A brah

deed a pleasant season to all present who min asked one of the assistants why

were the people of God, and an impresthe missionaries need to interfere with sive one to those not connected with the the religion of others, and try to turn church, of whom there were a number. them? Upon which an aged brahmin We have not yet heard of any trouble present replied: “They know the worth

on the part of his relatives. of the soul, and the danger to which it is exposed, and therefore they are earnest in their efforts to save others.” We trust that God will make the event the

Recent Intelligence. means of good among this people.

ZULUS.—Letters from South Africa are in

reference mainly to a fearful civil war which He unites with the Church.

was raging among the Zulus, north of the January 3. The young man was re

Natal colony. The chief, Umpande, having ceived to the church at our weekly

become aged and infirm, there has been con

tention for some time among his sons in church meeting yesterday afternoon. regard to the succession. On the 2d For one or two weeks our fears were December, a battle took place near the Tukeawakened, lest he might yield to the per la river between the forces of two of these suasions and threats of his relatives.

sons, Umbulazi, and Ucetywayo. Umbulazi He was so closely watched that it was

was entirely defeated, and a fearful slaughter with difficulty even his teacher could

of men, women and children followed. The

defeated party plunged into the river, to obtain an interview with him.

This

escape into the colony. The stream was very Week the teacher (R. Breckenridge, high, and it is supposed that two thousand teacher of the English school) returned perished in the water. The whole number of to-Batticotta, having been absent at his

the slain and drowned is variously estimated own home for a week, during a part of

at from 3,000 to 5,000. Some fears have been the vacation in his school. He endeav

entertained that the Natal colony would

become seriously involved in the difficulties. ored. for one or two days to see Russell | Probably nothing but “the high walls of the

Tukela” saved Natal from instant invasion by | England or America; but may we not hope the victorious army; but it may now be hoped that new interest will be taken as information that no such invasion will take place, and is increased.” that the colonial government will be able to Three persons were added to the church of remain neutral.

the native pastor, Henry Zilva, in January. ARMENIANS. - The missionary company

One of them was a muan more than eighty-sixi which sailed from Boston in the Henry Ilill,

years of age. One man also was added

the church at Tirumungalum, February 1." January 5, Vessrs. Wheeler, White, Morse, Coffing, and Winchester, with their wives, CAXTON.-A line from Mr. Macy, dated arrived at Smyrna, Varch 2. They had, Vr. at Vacao, January 10, gives the following Morse writes, a very pleasant voyage, the account of a serious loss sustained by the Captain doing every thing that they could mission, in connection with the burning of the desire, although from Malta to Smyrna it foreign factories by the Chinese. was much prolonged by head winds and calms. The mission has been brought into practi They were to proceed immediately to Con cal connection with the hostile movement, i. stantinople

by the destruction, on the night of the 14th

of December last, of the foreign factories." NESTORIANS.-Again, in the wise and holy sion, and most of its stock of books, were

The whole printing establishment of the mis providence of God, not one mission only, but

entirely consumed. The newly completed the missionary cause is stricken. An emi- Dictionary and the Commercial Guide, I had nently faithful and much beloved member of early packed and removed to Whampoa; but the Nestorian mission has gone, it cannot be

as the whole available material for paeking

was thus absorbed, and as the factories were doubted, to be forever with the Lord.”

supposed to be safe, the other books were left; Rer. David T. Stoddard died on the 223 of and so rapid was the spread of the flames that January, after an illness of thirty-two days.

nothing could be saved. The total loss

amounts to $14,000. His disease was typhus fever, and during its progress, as would be expected, his peace was

Mr. Williams, having accepted the post of “ like a river.”

Secretary in the legation of the United States, About the first of February, a new order

has resigned his connection with the mission. was received by Asker Ali Khan, from the

In his letter of resignation, addressed to the Kâim Makâm, much more favorable to the

mission, he says: “I do not, however, regard missionaries than previous orders. It had

this as a final separation from your body. been shown to the authorities at Oroomiah,

far less as a dissolution of my connection and Mr. Breath writes, “ They have offered

with the work of Christian missions in China; us any number of soldiers we may require as

and therefore desire you to look upon it as guards at our gate, or to accompany us wher

only a temporary interruption of a relation ever we may desire to go about the country.

which has many probabilities of being reaksi Asker Khan also volunteers the offer to give sumed.” “It seems scarcely necessary to an order for the establishment of schools

add, that I hope you will still continue to wherever we may desire to have them.”

regard me as your co-worker, and that I may

have the privilege of assisting you in yout MADURA.—The annual meeting of the

labors among the Chinese, so far as time and Madura mission was held January 7 to 10.

opportunity may allow. May the Great MasA communication was received from the Ban

ter of the vineyard bless and approve all our galore Missionary Conference, proposing a efforts to advance his glory and make known convention of all the different Protestant

his truth.” missionaries in Southern India, to meet in Bangalore in January, 1858. The mission passed resolutions approving of the proposi

DONATIONS, tion, and expressing a readiness to send delegates. Mr. Rendall says: “ The calling of

RECEIVED IN MARCH. this convention shows that very great interest

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