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mistress be vecessitated finally to relinquish, hy her parents. The object, however, is her charge, she would be able, and pro- not lost sight of by the Committee; and bably willing, to succeed in it. The pro- sboald circumstances become favourable, the gress of the children on the whole is pleas- institution will again be commenced. ing.

By intelligence lately received from Mrs. In the Glasgow School, situated at Cossi. w. Carey, of Cutwa, the Committee are pore, there are twenty-five children. This enabled to report, that female instruction school, at the commencement of the year, there wears an encouraging aspeet. Th was almost destroyed by the ravages of the Liverpool school contains no loss than filly small-pox. For many weeks none of the children ; and the progress in learning of scholars attevded to their lessons, several the pupils in this and the Deakin school of them being il), and most of the others is described as being exceedingly pleasing. detained at home to wait upon their suffer- FUNDS.-During the year, the aid exing relatives. When the school re opened, pected from America, noticed in the last it was found that six of the children had Report, has been received in two remitfallen victims to this awful disease. The tances, amounting to 820 dollars. Liberal school is now in a progressive state, and soms have also been sent by friends in Great some of the most difficult books used in the Britain ; and the applications made to the schools are read in it.

public in this country for renewed assistThe Whitchurch Family School, situated ance, have been answered in a very genernear Boronogor, contains twenty-six chil- ous manner, although not to an equal extent dren. The master has been generally at- with some preceding years. To all their tentive, and the progress of his pupils is friends, the Committee desire to present pretty good. A little interruption has been their warmest acknowledgments; at the lately experienced, by bis absence on a same time, they beg respectfully and earnjourney to see his relations ap the country; estly to request their continued liberality. but having returned, it is hoped that he will The Committee thankfully acknowledge also soon retrieve, by his diligence, what has the liberal and repeated supplies of medibeen lost. Two or three of the eldest girls cine for the use of the schools, afforded will probably leave soon, to be married; them from the Honourable Company's Disand it is gratifying to the Committee to pensary; and they are happy to add, that state, that they have made good profi- it has been extensively distributed among ciency.

the poor children, and to many with good The Maze Pond School, situated at Boro- effect. nogor, bas twenty-five children on its list. The thaoks of the Committee are also It has recently been removed to a house presented to those generous young ladies nearer the town, and more eligible than its and others in Great Britain, who by their former situation for the obtaining of scho- taste and industry in designing and preparlars. The master is diligent, being always ing presents of different kinds to be sold for at his post when the school is visited by the the benefit of the schools, have manifested superintendent. The pupils are improving. so lively a concern on behalf of Hindoo A few of them can sew neatly.

females. A large quantity of fancy and Within the year, two new schools have useful articles, the result of their benevobeen established, one of them in Calcutta, ience, has recently come to hand, the sale near the Baptist Mission house, and the of which, it is expected, will materially aid other at Chitpore, with the design of at the funds of the Society. tempting the raising of seminaries of native The Committee will now draw their Regirls, on a larger and more efficient scale. port to a close. In doing this, they would As the attempt is now only in the bud, and advert, in a few words, to the difficulties as experience teaches that buds are often still attending the prosecution of their work : destroyed ere they open into flowers, or are these, it becomes them to confess, are not matured in fruit, the Committee forbear to trifling. The prejudices of the people at enlarge respectivig them, choosing rather to large, the frequent recurrence of disease, wait the result, and report what has been the unprincipled character of many of the effected, than excite expectations that may teachers,—the numerous holidays,—and fiDever be realized. Towards the further- nally, the injurious effect of wach exposure ance of the object, two school-rooms have to the weather on the health of those enbeen erected, each of them being capable of gaged in the work of superintendence, all containing fifty cbildren,

contribute to binder them in their exertions. The Feinale Asylum, of which some ac- These things they do not mention for the count was given in the last Report, bas purpose of discouragement, but in order to made little progress since that period. bespeak the patience of their friends, and Piaree, the first child admitted into it, died especially of those among them in Britain or of the small-pox. Another bad been re- America, who have sent out funds for the oeived, but was soon afterwards taken away establishment or maintepance of particular schools. Of these, some have probably object at which they aim. In the books been disappointed, in learning from the used in the schools, the children are taught Reports of the Society, that their school bad the knowledge of God through Jesus Christ: been relinquished, and others, that their for it is certain, that if an empty mind be school had not been established. It is pro- filled, it ought to be with good ; or, if error per, therefore, that it should be generally be effectually opposed, it is only by presentknown, that neither the one nor the other ing truth : Thy word, said the Saviour, is of these unpleasant things can always be truth. prevented, owing to the impeding circum- The Committee now conclude their Restances already mentioned. Prospects have port, praying that God may sacceed their not unfrequently appeared, on the ground of labours with his blessing, and impart strength which hopes bave been raised and cherish- and wisdom to those who are immediately ed, that have in a little time again entirely engaged, and to all who love and assist in vanished.

this benevolent work. On this account, the Committee would take the liberty of suggesting to such friends, the propriety of allowing their contributions to be appropriated to the aid of the object

HOME PROCEEDINGS. generally, rather than to the support of particular schools. This measure would re

PORTSMOUTH, PORTSEA, AND lieve the minds of the Committee from

GOSPORT. considerable anxiety, and leave them also more at liberty to carry forward the work, The annual services connected as favourable opportunities might invite :- with this Auxiliary were held in a liberty exceedingly desirable, when it is September last. The Rev. Isaiah bas been so in a great measure, by embrac- Birt, of Hackney, attended as a ing propitious circumstances as they have deputation from the Parent Sopresented themselves. Dificulties, how- ciety, and warmly espoused the ever, the Committee trust, have not dimi-interests of the Mission. nisbed their zeal in the work allotted to them; and the most impressive motive for On Lord's day, Sept. 21, several serperseverance is found in the enlarged ac

mons were preached on behalf of the Society quaintance, which every successive year in the chapels connected with the Auxiliary, supplies, with the condition and necessities two by the Rev. Isaiah Birt, and the others of the people. The work of superintend- hy resident ministers, the Rev. C. E. Birt, ence necessarily leads those engaged in it T. Morris, J. Neave, J. Headden, J. Davis, into the midst of their abodes, and domestic and W. Davies. circles. Here they see tbings as they are ; The anniversary of this , Auxiliary was but the knowledge gained yields, alas ! little beld at Meeting House Alley Chapel on satisfaction. It causes them to feel, tbat Monday evening, the 22d of September. wretchedness is the Hindoo Female's con- Prayer for the Divine presence and blessing dition ;

that destitute of knowledge, deprived was offered by the Rev. C. Cakebread. of liberty, living without respect, doomed The Chair was taken by an esteemed friend to idleness and drudgery, she is the slave, who happened to be on a visit to Portsea, and not the companion of man. But the Robert Bowyer, Esq. of Byfleet. The necessity of their exertions is not the only Report, which was read by the Rev. T. motive: labour bas not been in vain ; suc- Tilly, one of the Secretaries, gave a brief cess is lifting op her bead, and saying, “Go view of the operations of the Society, comforward.” Year after year witnesses the prising some interesting information respectincrease of knowledge, the subjugation of ing the Mission to the West Indies, &c. prejudice, the alteration of opinion, and a The following is an extract relatiug to the growing regard for instruction among fe- pecuniary affairs of the Auxiliary males, in those places where schools have “ The cbildren connected witb our Sunbeen formed. Instances now exist of wo-day schools continue to aid the Mission, and men, who baving learned to read in schools to pour their free will offerings into its established by this and other Societies, have treasury. become the instructors of their own chil- “ There is reason to apprehend that that dren. Let it be hoped, therefore, from what part of the income of your Auxiliary which is to be seen, and from what we know of the is derived from Branches, will in some reoperation of knowledge on the mind, that spects be less this year than the preceding; the time for the education of Indian Females this may be owing to circumstances which it is come.

is hoped will not be of permanent influence ; The Committee trust they are adopting but though this year's contributions may in the right method for the attainment of the two or three instances be less than the past,

yet upon the whole the total of the income In the morning, Mr. Kershaw, of Abingwill be considerably augmented.

don, read the Scriptures and prayed; and “In addition to the sources whence the Mr. Copley, of Oxford, preached from Isa. income of your Auxiliary has bitherto been liii. 8. Mr. Hollings, of Witney, (Indederived, the aid of our Female Friends has pendent) concluded in prayer. been called into efficient requisition. The The meeting for business was held in the Female Association connected with Meeting afternoon, when after reading and prayer by House Alley Chapel, formed in October last, Mr. Darkin, of Woodstock, Dr. Crescens has more than realized the expectations of Smith, of Blockley, being called to the ils friends, having yielded to your Auxiliary Chair, several extracts from the Report of since its formation the sum of 601. 8s. the Parent Society were read by Mr. Pryce, This sum, it may be observed, is a new of Coate, in the absence of the Secretary, source of income, and is quite distinct from Mr. Coles. the other and long-subsisting contributions. Several resolutions, expressive of conti

“The Branch connected with White's nued attachment to missionary exertions in Row Chapel, in its extended influence and general, and of satisfaction with the proincreased contributions, has also conduced ceedings of the Baptist Missionary Society to the augmentation of the funds of your in particular, were moved and seconded by Auxiliary.

the brethren present; among whom Mr. Owing, therefore, to the general continu- Swan, from Serampore, favoured the meetance of the old contributions, and to the ing with interesting remarks relative to the acquisition of such as are newly obtained, encouraging prospects of Christian missions, it is probable that the income of your Aux- which appeared greatly to cheer and enliven iliary for the current year will not be mate the feelings of all present. rially short of 2001."

In the evening, Mr. James Hinton, of The resolutions were moved and seconded Oxford, offered the introductory prayer; by the Rev. Isaiah Birt, J. Griffin (Inde- Mr. Swan addressed a numerous assembly, perdent), C. E. Birt, W. Davies, T. Mor- from Matt. xviii. 11. ; and Mr. Breeze; of ris, J. Davis, and G. Arnot. In alluding Lechlade, concladed in prayer the interestto the separation from the Serampore Misc ing engagements of the day. sionaries, the Rev. Isaiah Birt noticed the We trust the general feeling of pious detendency of Christians and Christian Socie- pendence on God, for the necessity of bis ties to refer the efficiency of their labours blessing on every attempt to diffuse the in the kingdom of Christ, rather to human knowledge of Christ among the heatheninstrumentality than to Divine agency. The for the exertion of his wisdom, to overrule circumstances which involved the disrup- every trying circumstance that may arise in tion, Mr. B. viewed as matters of deep human experience—and for the influence of regret, but he derived much pleasure from his Spirit, to give evident and permanent the good hope which he had, that the sepa- success to the labours of all bis servantsration in its consequences would ultimately was deeply impressed on the minds of all subserve the interests of the Mission, and who attended this anniversary. concentrate those energies which were pre

C.S. viously expending upon points of disputation.

The several speakers displayed much zeal in the cause, and by their eloquence

NORTH MIDLAND. and energy made many salutary impressions, The North Midland Missionary The services, which were interesting, refreshing, and numerously attended, were

Union, containing the Baptist closed by the venerable Rev. D. Miall, who churches in Derbyshire, Nottinginvoked the blessings of grace, love, and ham, Sheffield, and Burton-oncommunion, as comprising the sum of apos- Trent, held its first anniversary at tolic desire.

B. H. H.

the close of last month.

The Committee of the Parent Society

having kindly deputed the Rev. J. Dyer OXFORDSHIRE.

and the Rev. J. H. Hintou, M.A. of Read

ing, to assist in conducting the services, The thirteenth Anniversary of sermons were preached by them on the 21st the Oxfordshire Auxiliary Society at Derby and Nottingham, and by Messrs. in aid of the Baptist Mission, was

Hawkins and Jarman, in conjunction with held at Burford, Oxfordshire, on meeting was held at each place successively

them, at Burton and Sutton; and a public the 10th of September.

on the four following days.

Sept. 28, the deputation pleaded the same was called to the Chair. Various resolucause at Sheffield and Swanwick ; Messrs. tions were then moved and seconded by Larom and Stovel preaching at Chesterfield the Rev. J. Bass, and King, of Halstead; and Loscoe, and a public meeting was beld Francies, of Colchester ; Elven, of Bury ; at each place on the following days. The Goldsmith, of Earls Coln; Giles, of Chatwhole of the services were inore interesting ham; Goodrich, of Langham ; Wilkinson, than the depression of trade and other local of Walden ; aud the Secretary of the Parent impediments bad induced the brethren to Institution. expect. The sum of all the ordinary col. On the preceding evening, the Rev.J. lections, &c. amounted to about 250l. ; but Dyer, of London, preached from 2 Cor. iii. 8. this sum was augmented at Nottingham, and concluded; the Rev. J. Goodrich, of through the unexpected kindness of a gen- Langham, commenced the service by prayer. tleman on the platform, belonging to the Each of the meetings was well attended, the Wesleyan body, who, on hearing that the discourses were remarkably appropriate, and Society was suffering this year from pecu- we trust the favour of God crowned the liar embarrassments, proposed that an extra whole with a blessing. effort should be made for its assistance ; offering himself to give 101. which by the next morning was made 1001, Many thanks are due to the Rev. Messrs.

SCOTLAND. Dyer and Hinton, for the earnestness and fidelity with which they urged the duty and Our esteemed brethren, the Rev. delight of supporting the Missionary cause, Thomas Morgan, of Birmingham, and every other object connected with the salvation of souls, and the ndvancement of and the Rev. Eustace Carey, have the Saviour's kingdom ; and we cannot but been engaged for several weeks hope that the generous ardoar with which past in visiting the friends of the membered with gratitude, and kindle in the Society in Scotland; and they brethren and churches they have visited a speak in very grateful terms of the similar flame, not soon to be extinguished. Christian kindness with which they

C. S. were received in Glasgow, Edin

burgh, Aberdeen, and many other

places. As the principal part of ESSEX.

the contributions received on forThe Annual Meeting of the mer occasions of this nature has Churches united in the Auxiliary been uniformly made to the transBaptist Missionary Society for this lations at Serampore, it was not county, was held on Thursday the to be expected that the pecuniary 16th of October.

results of this journey would equal

those of former years, but the The Rev. J. Wilkinson, of Saffron Walden, commenced the public service by read-Committee have reason to be thanking and prayer; and the Rev.C. Elven, or ful that the general objects of the Bary, preached from Num. xxiv. 17. and Society are kindly appreciated by concluded.

their Northern brethren, and have Immediately after this service, the congregation formed itself into a meeting for received an encouraging degree of business, and Thos. Blyth, Esq.of Langham, their support.

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Contributions received on account of the Baptist Missionary Society,
from September 20 to October 20, 1828, not including individual

Monmouthshire, Ladies' Society, by Mrs. Conway, for Female Education.. 40
Devonshire ;-Kingsbridge, by Rev. John Nicholson
Modbury,....by Mr. Goss.

3 4 2
Milton, ... ... by Mr. Gillard.

14 0 8


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Poole, Subscriptions, hy Rev. Samuel Bulgin

4 1 0 Hanau (Germany), Mennonite Friends, by P. C. Walthur, Esq..

15 15 11 Cambridge, for Female Education, by Mrs. E. Foster....

11 5 0 Brington (Northamptonshire), Collection, by Rev. W. Gray

2 18 0 Lincoln, Collingham, and Sutton-on-Trent, by Rev. John Dyer....

33 9 1 Leicester, two Ladies, for a Bungalow in the East, by Rev. J. Mursell. 20 0 0 Long Preston, Yorkshire, by Rev. Mr. Edwards

5 10 Idle, Collected by Rev. Messrs. Carey and Swan .

0 0 Hebden Bridge, Penny Subscriptions, by Mrs. Foster

4 1 6 West Middlesex Union :-Highgate, by Rev. E. Lewis .... 6 8

Somers Town, Rev. E. Carpenter 3 14 9
Drayton, Rev. A. Fuller ...... 1 15 6
Chelsea Rev. W. Hutchings.... 8 13 4

20 8 3 Portsmouth, Portsea, and Gosport Auxiliary, by Mr. Thomas Ellyett 177 12 10

(N. B. £60 previously acknowledged.) Olney, Subscriptions, by Mr. Wilson....

15 0 0 Nottingham, on account of Subscriptions and Collections, by Mr. Lomax.... 184 0 0 Exeter, Church and Congregation, Bartholomew-yard, by Rev. J. Mason.. 8 2 5 Devonshire Square Auxiliary Society, by Mr. Millard....

25 0 0 A. U. X. by the Secretary

. Donation 65 0 0 George Scrirens, Esq. by ditto

Do. 10 10 0 F.M. S.....

Do. 2 0 0 Friend from Lymington..

Do. 1 0 0 Friend at Watford (for West India Fund)

Do. 1 0 0 Essex Auxiliary Society, by the Rev.J. Wilkinson:Saffron Walden : Collection at the doors

20 8 0 Juvenile Society.

5 0 Subscriptions

5 4

30 12

0 Potter Street

3 0 0 Halstead : Missionary Association

8 15 0 Sunday School Teachers and Children, for Schools

8 4 Public Collection

2 Do. at the Annual Meeting

8 7 0 Mr. Bental).....

1 0 Mrs. Linnett

1 1 0

1 0 0 Mr. Bowtell

0 10 6 Mr. Bridge

0 10 6 A.S. H.

0 10 6 Mr. Bell

0 10 6 (Less Expences 1s. 8d.)

26 128 Langham : Mr. Daniel Blyth

1 1 0 Mr. James Blyth

1 1 0 Mr. Thomas Blyth, jan.

1 0 Mr. Salmon..

0 10 6 Mr. Spurgin

1 1 0 Friends at Boxted

0 10 6 Friend, donation...

0 10 0 Missionary Association

14 6 0

20 10 Earls Coln: Collection

7 14 2 Sunday School

1 1 6

8 15 8 Braintree

12 0 0 Harlow : Collection

10 4 0 Juvenile Society, for Schools,

2 0 0

12 4 0

Mr. Ray

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