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NO. 111. Books sent out for distribution, and re. Donations to the Hampshire Missionamaining on hand 1807.
ry Society, from Aug. 28, 1806, to
August 27, 1807.
In towns and parishes.
Amherst, 1st parish, 834 40 ress, 50 226 Amherst, 2d parish,
13 18 Care of the Soul, 50 267 Ashfield,
9 78 Address to a master, &c.100 502 Blanford,
20 Lathrop's six Sermons, 30 70
3 80 Christian Sabbath, 72 358
4 50 Sermons printed in 1806, 18
19 Con. Evan. Magazine, Vol.
10 1, bound,
12 18 Deerfield, Panoptist, Vol. 1, bound, 14 14 Easthampton,
24 38 Burder's Village Sermons, 3 vol. 8 10
10 50 Vincent's Catechism, 72 422 Granville, middle Parish, 14
58 40 Coleman's Incomprehensible.
48 18 ness of God, 12 27 Hatfield,
15 20 Religious Tracts, Vol. 1, 30 70 Hawley, Religious Tracts, Vol. 2, 6 24
5 75 Bonar on genuine religion, 50 150 Long Meadow,
60 Trumbull on prayer, 100 364 Montgomery,
4 50 Friendly Visit, &c. 50 60 Northampton,
3 Best way to defend the Bible, 78 56 Norwich, Watts' Divine Songs, 70 486 Palmer,
14 93 Hale's Sermon, 32 68 Pelham, West Parish,
6 Hemmenway to Children, 24
Plainfield, Davidson's Real Christian, 22
12 40 Trustees Instructions and
69 26 Address, 40 204 South Hadley,
34 24 Annual Report, 1802,
6 Springfield, ist parish, 44 78 1803, 13 62 Sunderland,
46 22 1804, 30 127 Westhampton,
35 11 1805, 50 193 West Springfield, 1st parish, 23 69 Annual Report and Sermon,
11 65 1806, 50 182 Williamsburgh,
55 46 Watts' Psalms and Hymns, 2 Worthington,
26 60 New Testaments,
12 Doddridge on Education,
850 46 Emerson's Sermon,
By Female Associations, Dialogue on Regeneration, 71 Amherst, 1st parish,
6 Cumming's Sermon, 7 Ashfield,
3 50 Religious Tradesman, 1 Easthampton,
2 50 Short Sermons, 53 Hadley,
14 82 Willison's Sacramental Cate
16 chism, 30 Hawley,
6 50 Important Subjects for Considera. Longmeadow,
28 50 tion, 9 Northampton,
9 80 Conversion of a Negro, 100 Southampton,
41 16 Persuasive to public worship, 70 South Hadley,
10 Present to a neighbour,
92 Springfield, ist parish, 14 Religious conversation recom- Westhampton,
100 West Springfield, 1st parish, 17 67 Dissuasives from gaming, 27 Williamsburgh,
13 56 Advice to a young man,
10 Bowle's Illness, 3
In the New Settlements. Editors of Vincent, 24 copies, 89 12
Interest paid by an agent of
6 Vincent sold to pay Rev. Dr. Turin,
2 50 2 6 Putnam,
Returned, that had been paid Western,
75 50 Dn. Wells,
1 Doddridge's Řise, sold, 67
1 Joshua Willis, Telly, 1 31
187 30 Mr. Cravetts,
1 Miss B.
2 80 Verona, Capt Jackson,
4 Summary of expenditures, and of monMarcellus,
ies received. Virgil,
991 58 Onondago reservation,
299 37 Silina Village,
41 95 Lock, East Society,
3 Lock, West Society, 91
1322 90 New Petersburgh, Peter Smith, Esq.
5 Sempronius, 201 Received of Towns, &c.
850 47 Leyden,
198 01 Several small donations,
F. Association, Whitestown, 119
41 20 Norway, 13
By Books, &c. A friend of missions, Sumner, 2
1544 46 15
Donations made out of the County. Fund of the Charitable Female AssoHon. William Phillips, Boston, 50
ciation. Rev. John Dutton, North Yar. Balance in the treasury, 1806, 183 74 mouth,
8 Interest one year on the same, 11 02 Rev. Nathaniel Dutton, Cham- Received since the last Report, 198 01 pion, N. Y.
2 Rev. Royal Phelps, Louville,
392 77 N. Y.
Paid out of this fund for Rev. Thomas H. Wood, Hali
200 Annual Report and Ser.
16 Jedidiah Stark, Esq. Halifax, Vt. 2 72 Bibles,
5 18 Burder's Village Sermons, 36 17 Lathrop's Sermons,
24 08 79 600 Trumbull on prayer,
30 Charitable Female Association, 200 Bonar on Genuine Religion, 14 Whitestown, N. Y. 119 100 Short Sermons,
4 Public Contribution, 1806, 41 20 Binding 30 Con. Evan. Maga*Editors of the Panoplist, pro
zines, Vol. 1.
10 fits on Vol. 1.
118 15 Binding 130 Vols. Religious Do. profits in part, on Vol. 2. 54 11
26 In conducting the sales of the Pano
211 08 plist, certain incidental expenses were Balance in the Treasury, 1807, 181 69 paid by the society, which reduce the nett profits of Vol. 1, to $113 nearly.
392 77 Vol. III. No. 7.
and Abraham Albrecht, together with Audit of the Treasurer's accounts. brother Sydenfaden, who is supported Northampton, Aug. 25, 1807. by the Netherland Society, all of
whom accompanied Mr. Kicherer and The Committee appointed to audit
the Hottentots in their return from the accounts of the Treasurer of the Holland, had departed from the Cape, Hanpshire Missionary Society have attended that service, and ask leave in order to introduce the gospel among
the Namacquas, a remote and untuto report : That they have examined
tored tribe, situated at about a month's the Treasurer's accounts and find them regularly charged, well vouch. journey from the station at the Great ed, and rightly cast, that there is now
Orange River, occupied by Anderson
and Kramer. in the Treasury in cash, the sum of four cents.
These brethren began their journey
800 04 In promissory notes with
on the 22d of May, 1805, and suffered good sureties, the sum of
2572 34 much in passing through the barren
deserts. They had not only to provide Amounting to the sum of 2572 38
for themselves, but for those who conWhich is submitted
ducted their waggons, eleven persons By Asa_WHITE,
in the whole, which they found exJONA. WOODBRIDGE, Gommit ceedingly difficult, and were at one NATHANIEL ELY,
time ready to faint ; when, according
to an earnest wish they had expressed Officers chosen Aug. 27, A. D. 1807, to each other, that Cornelius Kok, (a for the following year.
Hottentot who resided in that part of Hon. CALEB STRONG, Esq. President, the country) would come to their asRev. Samuel HOPKINS, D. D. Vice- sistance, they were almost immediatePresident.
ly gratified with the appearance of his Hon. John Hastings, Esq.
son, who assured them that his father Rev. Joseph Lathrop, D. D. was coming to help them with two Hon. Ebenezer Hunt, Esq.
yoke of oxen. This proved a great Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D.
relief for the present ; but in the prosJustin Ely, Esq.
ecution of their journey fresh difficul. Rev. Solomon Williams. ties occurred, every one being ready William Billings, Esq.
to perish with hunger and thirst: Rev. David Parsons, D. D.
they met with repeated disappointCharles Phelps, Esq.
ments where they expected to find waRev. Richardi s. Storrs, . ter; and were obliged to lodge in Ruggles Woodbridge, Esq. Treasurer. places infested with wild beasts, and Rev. Enoch Hale, Curresponding Sec
where the Boschemen had before retary.
murdered all the inhabitants. Rev. Payson Williston, Recording In these distressing circumstances Secretary.
it was determined that Mr. Christian Committee of the Trustees. Albrecht, and some attendants, should Rev. Joseph Lyman, D. D.
proceed to the Great Namacquas, to Rev. Solomon Williams,
explore the country, and learn the disWilliam Billings, Esq.
position of the people. Tbis was hap. Charles Phelps, Esq.
pily effected; and he returned with Rev. Enoch Hale.
the joyful news that he had discovered two fountains, which they called
“ The Happy Deliverance," and FOREIGN.
« The Silent Hope." At the latter
they shortly arrived, rejoicing in the Extracts from the Report of the Direc
merciful preservation they had experi. tors of the London Alissionary Society, enced, and still more in the apparent read at the 13th General Meeting of readiness of the poor pagans to receive the Society, May 14, 1807.
the gospel message. At the close of Continued from page 280. the year 1805, their work commenced NAMACQUAS.
in this place. They found, howerer, It was last year reported to the So. that their settlement would be more siety that the two brethren, Christian conveniently formed at “The Happy
Deliverance,” which was but a few Deliverance, notwithstanding consid. miles distant from “The Silent Hope.” erable difficulties with vi hich they had
Having heard that Chacab, the chief to struggle. It was found necessary of a kraal in that neighbourhood, was to erect a building in which divine inclined to receive the word, brother service might be held, for in the open Sydentaclen was dispatched to the air they were exposed to danger from place of his residence, where, imder a veremous creatures which abound; tree, he preached the gospel to him one evening, while preaching, a serand his people. After the service was pent entwined itself about the leg of concluded, the chief expressed his sat- Christian Albrecht, but, happily, left isfaction with what he had heard, and him without doing any injury. In the said : “ This word is too great that beginning of March, 1806, they were we should not accept it. All the chiet's making bricks for the intended buildof Namacqua-land must come bither ing. In the month of May last, this to hear ; hither must they come, un missionary was obliged to visit the der this tree, to hear : then shall they Cape to procure necessary provisions, find that the word of God is great. and expected to return to the settle. Harmony must also prevail í all the ment in June. The brethren were chiefs must have one heart and mind, then fully determined on continuing and accept this doctrine : then the with the people, should they be able doctrine must be established in the to maintain themselves in that spot. centre of the country, that every one They had laid out a garden, but were may have access to it."
doubtful of its success; they were apThis declaration of a person of in- prehensive also that the country fluence, filled the heart of the mission would prove too dry and barren for ary with joy, which was, however, the production of corn, so that they soon damped by the efforts of one Ab- expected to be obliged to live wholly salom, who was esteemed as a kind of without bread; but they were in hopes sorcerer among these beniglited peo- that, from their vicinity to two large ple. This wicked man laboured to fountains, and four smaller ones, they till their minds with prejudice, and to should be preserved from the effects dissuade them from paying any atten- of excessive drought, and enabled to tion to the word; and at first so far maintain their cattc, upon which they prevailed, that brother Sydenfaden must principally depend for subsistthought his life in danger. But when
Under all these discouragehe reproved him before the people, ments, bowever, these new mission. face to face, he was ashamed, trem- aries, who appear to be entirely debled, and promised to make no further voted to the service of Christ, derive opposition. The chief, Chacab, de- comfort from the prospect of useful. clared that he was still attached to ness to the poor heathen. They are the missionary, and said, “I would very thankful to God for his most mer. fain accept the word of God. I shall ciful preservation, when travelling come myself, and see if the Oorlam through the desert, and guiding them Hottentots* accept of it; and if they to a people who seem willing to redo, I shall then make it my business ceive the gospel. " We have sufferthat all the chiefs of the whole Namac- ed,” say they, “very much, during qua-land shall accept it; for if I only our journey through the barren deserts: accept it, I shall be murdered by the but God shews us that he is a hearer rest, and it will occasion a war." of the prayers of his servants. We
This pleasing event, together with foresee that we shall be for sometime the accession of a considerable num- in want and poverty ; but if we exert ber of the Hottentots from the sur. ourselves, and keep up our spirits, we rounding country, determined the trust the Lord will assist us in procurbrethren to continue at the Happy ing necessary food. We have upwards
of three hundred of the Oorlam and These are Hottentots who have lived River Hottentots with us, who have with the peasants among the Christians, now daily an opportunity of being inand are therefore considered by the Na structed in the truths of the gospel. macquas as better informed, and more It appears to us that the heathen here civilized than themselves.
have a desire to be acquainted with
the word of salvation. Though we Elijah, a Franck, and many others suffer poverty, and are in want of all who have disinterestedly engaged in earthly comforts which we could have his service, and who hath made our enjoyed in our native country, yet we way thus far prosperous, that God are satisfied, if we perceive that our will surely sustain, and not forsake us, feeble endeavours are blessed from on Among the advantages which I high. We shall always rejoice, if we have enumerated is that of a body of can be instrumental of the extension
native Christian brethren. Of their of the kingdom of Christ."
importance, one instance may give To be continned.
you some idea. A poor husbandman, -about forty years old, who can neith. er read nor write, about three years ago, came to us from above seventy
miles distance, and inquired about The following Extracts are from No.
the way of life. After a while he was XVI. of the Periodical Accounts rela- baptised and returned home. There, tive to the Baptist Missionary Socie- telling his artless story, of what he ey, published May, 1807, from the
had * found,” two women were so Fournals of Messrs. Marshman,' wrought upon that they came all that Ward, and Mar dor.
distance on foot to hear the gospel, Continued from page 283.
which, when they had done, they also
believed and were baptised. One of UR. MARSHMAN TO MR. FULLER.
them was his sister. Some time af. Aug. 28, 1805.
ter a simple Mussulman heard the We feel the weight of respon- gospel from him, and imitated their sibility attached to our conduct. If example. Soon after a more respect, we were not to improve to the utmost able Hindoo, who could read and the advantages we possess for spread. write, heard the word from him, came ing the word, we should sin against to us, heard more, and after going God, against the poor heathen, home and weighing it, returned and against you, and against the religious took up his cross. This man's publie. Situated in one of the best nephew, in a few months, followed his places perhaps in the world for a cen- example. Nor did the matter end tral missionary station ; favour grant here. Another poor husbandman ed us in the eyes of the governments heard from the first, and leaving all, the knowledge of several of the coun- came to us, was baptised, and after try languages; the means (and trust working some months in our garden,
I'may add the desire) of acquiring died, leaving a good report. Nor is the rest ; a printing press; a good this the utmost extent of this brothnumber of native brethren to carry er's usefulness. About three months the glad tidings abroad ; a body or. ago he brought two more of his ganized, experienced in some degree, neighbours, who were baptised ; and and animated I hope with one spirit we hear thcy both walk worthy of the -re these advantages given us for gospel. And even now there are our sakes? Are they not rather two with us from that part of the given for the sake of the poor heath country, inquiring the way of life, en, and of the calise of God! If Paul of neither of whom do we despair. said, Wo is me if I preach not the This simple man is our brother gospel; surely we may say, Wounto SHEETARAM! us if we improve not these privileges A native brother or two can often for the same end! Should the relig- accompany a European brother even jous public ever withhold their support newly arrived; can catch the broken from us, (which while we do our duty accents from his lips, and explain we cannot believe they will) yet we them with a fervour and clearness feel ourselves obliged and inclined to that would surprise you: while the do the utmost in our power. Only mere presence of a European brother send us out helpers, faithful and be protects them from insult, and inloved, and in the strength of God ev. spires them with boldness. Nor are ery exertion shall be made on they useless when sent alone, part. The God who supported an Though not so well calculated to