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extremity of the island of Ceylon, in Oc. Kingsbury arrived a Chiekamaugah, tober, 1816. It has fire stations : Tilli- since called Brainerd,' and commenced pally, Batticotta, Oodooville, Panditeri.. preparations for an establishment there. po, and Manepy.
The mission among the Cherokees has, at
the present time, six stations : Brainerd; TILLIPALLY.-Nine miles north from
Creek Path, Carmel, Hightower, Wills. Jaffnapatam.
town, and Haweis. Rev. Daniel Poor, Missionary; Nicholas Permander, Native Preacher.
BRAINERD.-The oldest station of the
Board among the Indians. It is situated BATTICOTTA.—Six miles north-west of
within the chartered limits of Tennessee, Jaffnapatam.
on the Chickamaugah creek, 250 miles N. Rev. Benjamin C. Meigs, and Rev.
W. of Augusta; 150 $. E. of Nashville ; Henry Woodward, Missionaries; Gabriel
and 110 S. W. of Knoxville. Tissera, Native Preacher.
Rev. Ard Hoyt, Missionary ; Dr. Eli. OODOOVILLE.-Five miles north of Jaff
zur Butler, Physician; Mr. Sylvester El
lis, Schoolmaster; Messrs. John Vail, Hen. napatam. Rev. Miron Winslow, Missionary; Fran
ry Parker, and Frederick Ellswortb, Far. cis Malleappa, Native Preacher.
mers; Messrs, Erastus Dean, and Aing
worth E. Blunt, Mechanics. PANDITERIPO.--Nine miles north-west of Jaffnapatam.
CARMEL.–Formerly called Taloney. Rev. John Scudder, M. D. Missionary;
Sixty-two miles S. E. from Brainerd, on
what is called the Federal Road. A school George Koch, Native Medical Assistant.
was established here in May, 1820. Mr. MANEPY.-Four miles and a half north
Hall resided here six months before the west of Jaffnapatam.
opening of the school. Rev. Levi Spalding, Missionary.
Rev. Daniel S. Butrick, Missionary;
and Mr. Moody Hall, Schoolmaster. The original missionaries from this country to Ceylon, were four in number: CREEK-PATH.-One hundred miles W. the Rev. Messrs. Warren, Richards, S. W. of Brainerd. A school was estab. Meigs, and Poor. The two first named lished here in April 1820. have rested from their Jabors. At the Rev. Wm. Potter, Missionary. date of the last intelligence, Messrs. Meigs and Poor had been laboring, with a
HIGHTOWER.-On a river named Ecompetent knowledge of the language eighty mileş s. s. E. of Brainerd, and
tow.ee, but corrupted into Hightower ; but little more than five years ; and the others above named, less than three years.
thirty-five miles west of south from Car. Yet they have procured, to be boarded
mel. A school commenced in April of the and educated in their families, and under
present year. their entire control, 118 heathen youths,
Mr. Isaac Proctor, Schoolmaster. who are supported, and to whom names have been given, by individuals and soci
WILLSTOWN.--About fifty miles S. W.
of Brainerd. A school was established at eties in this country. They have also es
this station in May last. tablished thirty-two free schools, contain
Rev. William Chamberlain, Missiona. ing more than 1,500 scholars; have admitted into their church seventeen con
ry. verted natives; and, by means of their HAWEIS.- Ahout sixty miles S. of schools, and tracts, and conversations, and Brainerd. Preparations are making ior & preaching, are constantly exerting a pow- school. erful influence on a considerable popula
Mr. John C. Ellsworth, Schoolmaster. tion, most of which is composed of the bigher casts. Nine young men, members IV. MISSION AMONG THE CAOCTAWS. of the church, are very useful assistants, three of whom have been licensed to
The mission among the Cherokees bepreach the gospel. One of these licentiates ing in suscessful operation, Mr. Kingsbury possesses very superior talents. Others and Mr. Williams left Brainerd, about the of the scholars, not belonging to the first of June, 1818, for the Choctaw nachurch, are hopefully pious; others are
tion. They selected a site for their sta. seriously disposed ; and very mapy, not
tion, and about the 15th of August felled particularly serious, are of good promise.
the first tree. “The place was entirely It is quite indispensable to tbe ultimate new, and covered with lofty trees; but success of the mission, that a Native Col- the ancient mounds, which here and there lege be soon established.
appeared, shewed, that it had been once
the habitation of men." The station was III. MISSION AMONG THE CHEROKEES. named Elliot, in honor of the “ A postle of
On the 12th of January, 1817, Mr. the American Indians.'' This mission has
six stations: Eulot, Mayhew, Bethel, Em- DWIGHT.-On the west side of Illinois maus, and to which have not yet receiv. creek ; four miles north of the Arkansaw ed names.
river ; and 500 miles from the junction of ELLIOT.-Within the chartered limits the Arkansaw with the Mississippi, followof the State of Mississippi; on the Yalo ing the course of the river. Busha creek, about 40 miles above its Rev. Alfred Finney, and Rev. Cephas junction with the Yazoo; 400 miles W. Washburn, Missionaries; and Messrs. S. W. of Brainerd ; and 145 from the Jacob Hitchcock, and James Orr, Farmers. Walnut hills, on the Mississippi.
Mr. Asa Hitchcock, Mechanic, is op bis Mr. Cyrus Byington, Licenced preacher way to join this Mission. and Missionary ; Dr. Wm. W. Pride, Physician ; Mr. Joel Wood, School-master; Remarks on the Indian Missions. and Messrs. John Smith, and Zechariah
Among the Indians, the Board has 13 Howes, Farmers.
stations. At seven of these stations, chur
ches have been organized. About 60 InMAYHEW.On the Nok-tib-be-ha creek,
dians and blacks have been received into 12 miles above its junction with the Tom
these churches ; and there are several, at bigbee, and 100 miles east of Elliot.
almost every station, who are seriously Commenced in the spring of 1820. Rev. Cyrus Kignsbury, Missionary and disposed. With the Moravian church, in
the Cherokee nation about 30 Indians are Superintendent of the Choctaw Mission ;
connected. From the missionaries of the Mr. Willian Hooper, School-master; Mr. Board, more than 500 ludian children and Calvin Cushman, Farmer; and Messrs. Philo P. Stewart and Samuel Wisner, Christian education, and thousands of a
youth have received the rudiments of a Mechanics.
dults have heard the gospel. BETHEL.-On the Natchez road, south
The Indians live principally in villages west of Mahew. A school was establish- great pumhers of which are scattered ed here in November 1821.
through the wilderness; and at most, if Mr. Loring S. Williams, School-master.
not all, of these villages, they would reMr. Stephen B. Macumber, School mas
ceive Christian preachers with kindness, ter, resides here for the present.
and would attend respectfully on the pube
lic worship of God. They have made EMMAUS.- About 140 miles south-east- greater progress, within a few years, in erly from Mayhew. Commenced near the civilization, and in preparation for recei. latter part of 1822.
ving the means of grace, than is generally Mr. Moses Jewel, School-master, and supposed. The Cherokees, especially, Mr. Anson Gleason, Mechanic.
have courts, court-houses, judges, and a
police; and many of them possess comMr. Elijah Bardwell, Farmer, and Mr. fortable houses, cattle, and uncultivated Anson Dyer, School-master, commenced fields. preparations for a schoul near the centre The object of the Board is, to place of the Six Towos, during the summer schoolmasters and evangelists in every past.
district, who shall perform the same laRev. Alfred Wright, Missionary, resides bours, and exert the same kind of influin this district,
ence, as the village sehoolmaster and par.
ish minister in New England. And the Mr. Adin C. Gibbs, School-master, has
time may not be far distant, when, from also commenced a school, recently in the
almost every bill in the Indian country peighbourhood of Mirgo Moo-sha-la-tub
shall be seen the spires of churchess overbee in the S. E. district of the nation.
topping the wilderness, and imparting a Mr. Samuel Mosely, Licensed Preacher religious and pleasing aspect to the whole and Missionary; Messrs. David Wright,
landscape. and David Gage, School-masters ; Messrs.
VI. MISSION AT THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. William Holland, and Josiah Hemmingway, Farmers ; and Mr. Ebenezer Bliss,
Established in April 1820. The prine Mechanic
, are on their way to Brainerd, cipal station is Hanaroorah, on the Island where they will receive such an ultimate
of Woahoo. Another station is at Wydestination, as shall appear to be best,
mai, on the Island of Atooi. The present when the Corresponding secretary shall
distribution of labourers is not yet known, arrive there, on his contemplated visit to
as intelligence has not been received of the stations situated on this side the Mis.
the arrival of the reinforcement, which
embarked at New Haven near the close sissippi. V. MISSION AMONG THE CHEROKEES OF Rev. Hiram Bingham, Rev. Asa ThursTHE ARKANSAW.
ton, Rev. William Richards, Rev. Charles Commenced in the year 1820. There S. Stewart, and Rev. Artemas - Bishop, is only the station of
Missionaries ; Dr. Abraham Baltchely,
of last year.
Physician ; Messrs. Samuel Whitney,
VIII. SOUTH AMERICA. Joseph Goodrich, and Jaines Ely, Licen
On the 25th of July last, Mr. John C. sed Preachers and Assistant Missionaries; Brigham, and Mr. Theophilus Parvin,Mr. Levi Chamberlain, Superintendent the former from the 'l'heological Seminaof Secular concerns ; Mr. Elisha Loomis, ry in Andover, and the latter from the Printer ; and Thomas Hopoo, John Ho- Theological Seminary in Princeton,Dooree, and George Sandwich, Native As
sailed from Boston for Buenos Ayres. sistants.
Their object is to circulate Bibles and This mission, the third anniversary of Tracts, and to ascertain the religious and which was in April last, has been attend. moral state of the interesting countries, ed, probably with more remarkable inter- in the southern and western parts of that positions of Providence, for the time of continent. its existence, than any other mission on
IX. FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL. record. Its prospects of ultimate, if not of speedy success, are
most cheering. ed in 1816.
Situated in Cornwall, Con. EstablishAlmost all the principal men of the Isl. ands, with many of the common people, Mr. John H. Prentice, Assistant.
Rev. Flerman Daggett, Principal, and attend on the instructions of the missionaries. At the last dates, their congrega
About 60 different heathen youths, from tions on the sabbath consisted of more
various nations, have enjoyed its privthan 1,000 persons.
ileges at various times. Of these youths, The Rev. William Ellis, Missionary, is nearly, if not quite, half, became hopefulpot numed in the above list, because ly pious at Cornwall. At present, the
school has 35 members, though he labors in close connexion with the missionaries of the Board, he is under
SUMMARY. the patronage of the London Missionary Society, and is regarded as a missionary of
In the above survey are the names of that institution. The same is true of Auna, 81 persons, of whom 29 are ordainan Assistant Missionary from the Society
ed ministers of the Gospel, and ten Islands.
are licensed preachers. Besides these, VII. MISSION TO WESTERN Asia.
there are about 65 females, a few of whom Commenced in 1820
are single women, but most are wives of At present, part
the missionaries. of the missionaries reside at Malta, and
The sum of the whole is briefly this.part at Jerusalem. Malta.-Rev. Daniel Temple. Rev.
The Board employs among the heathen
not less than 146 competent adult persons. William Goodell, and Rev. Isaac Bird,
of whom not more than one quarter part Missionaries.
are preachers of the Gospel. It has esJERUSALEM.--Rev. Pliny Fisk, and tablished these labourers in 25 different staRev. Jonas King, Missionaries.
tions; in six or eight different nations The missionaries at Malta, have under speaking as many different languages their care the Printing Establishment,
and coinprising many millions of people. for the support of which, certain persons
It has translated a considerable part of in Baston and elsewhere are under en
the Bible, and is now printing it in the gagements to pay $3000 annually for five language of a numerous population. It years, in all, 15,000. A number of has organized 10 Christian Churches in valuable tracts have been printed, both in the midst of Pagan countries ; has estabRomaic, or Modern Greek, and Italian, lished about 70 schools, containing more bumerous copies of which are now cir
than 3000 scholars ; and is making a gradcaiaung, and read in several of the coun
ual, but constant and sure progress, totrier berdering on the Mediterranean.- wards raising froin a degrade: and vicious la Aril last, Messrs. Fisk and King took barbarism, several interesting portions of up their residence at Jerusalem, where our race. The voice of the preacher is they will find many opportunities for pro
heard, and religious books and tracts are moting the great object of their mission. seen to circulate, in numerous villages ;
Mr. Parsous,-now we trust an inhab. and the germs of Christian civilization itant of the heavenly Jerusalem,- visited are beheld shooting forth in a multitude this city two years before. It has been
of places. remarked as a singular fact, illustrating the wonderful moral revolutions which diversify the history of man, that the first Protestant missionary to Jerusalem went
UNITED FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. from a land of which the Apostles had no We extract the following " Brief View" knowledge. And, at present, the only of the Missions under the care of this soProtestant missionary in the city of Da- ciety, from the American Missionary Rerid, are two from the same land unknown gister. to the Apostles, in company with a chris. The Society was institued in July, 1817, tiap descendant of Abraham.
under the patronage of the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church, and porarily filled by the Rev. Mr. Smith, of the General Synods of the Reformed Lewiston. Dutch, and Associate Reformed Church
IV. SENECA Mission. Communications from Individuals or Societies, out of the United States, should Commenced by the New York Missionbe addressed to the Rev. John Knox, Se- ary Society, in 1811, and transferred to cretary for Foreign Correspondence, New- the United Foreign Missionary Society in York.
Jan. 1821. Situated about four or five All communications relating to the gen- iles from Buffalo, near the outlet of Lake oral concerns of the Society, and to the Erie. American Missionary Register, should be
Rev. Thomas S. Harris, Missionary; addressed to ZECHARIAH LEWIS, Do- Mr. H. Bradley, Assistant Missionary.mestic Secretary and Editor, No. 38 Broad- There is a Church of four Indian mem. Street, New-York.
bers-also a School of thirty Indian chil. All letters relating to the pecuniary dren, living in the Mission Family. concerns of the Society, should be ad. dressed to Moses ALLEN, Treasurer, No.
V. CATARAUGUS Mission. 18 Wall-Street, New-York.
Commenced in 1822.- Situated near I. UNION MISSION.
the shore of Lake Erie, and about thirty Commenced in 1820.-Situated on the miles from Buffalo. West Bank of Grand River, about twen. Mr. William A. Thayer, Assistant Mise' ty-five miles north of its entrance into the sionary. A School of twenty-one lodian Arkansaw, and about seven hundred miles children living in the Family. above the junction of the Arkansaw and the Mississippi.
VI. FORT GRATIOT Mission. Rev. William F.Vaill and Rev. Epaphras Chapman, Missionaries; Marcus Palmer, Commenced by the Northern Missiona. Physician and Surgeon; and Messrs. Wils ry Society in 1824, and transferred to the liam C. Requa, Stephen Fuller, Abraham United Foreign Missionary Society in SepRedfield, John M. Spaulding, Alexander tember, 1823. Situated on the River St. Woodruff, and George Requa, Assistant Clair, about one mile below the outlet of Missionaries. There is a school at this Lake Huron. station of thirteen Indian children, who Mr. John H. Hudson, Assistant Missionlive in the Mission Family.
ary. A school of twelve or fifteen Indian
children living in the Family. II. GREAT OSAGE MISSION.
VII. MACKINAW Mission, Commenced in 1821.-Situated on the North Bank of the Marias de Cein, about Commenced in October, 1823. Situa six miles above its entrance into the O- ted on the 'sland of Michillimakipack, sage River, and about eighty miles South- within the limits of the Michigan Terri. West of Fort Osage.
tory: Rev. Nathaniel B. Dodge, Rev. Benton The Rev. Wm. M. Ferry, Missionary. Pixley, and Rev. William B. Montgome- A school of ten or twelve Indian children ry, Missionaries; William N. Belcher, living in the Family. Physician and Surgeon; and Messrs. Dan Most of the Missionaries have wives; iel H. Austin, Samuel Newton, Samuel and at the various stations, there are eight B. Bright, Otis Sprague, and Amasa unmarried females, who are occupied in Jones, Assistan! Missionaries. At this sta. teaching, or in domestic avocations. tion there is a School of fifteen Indian chil. dren, living in the Family,
III. TUSCARORA MISSION.
From the Missionary Herald. This Mission, having been under the
MISSION AMONG THE CHEROKEES. care of the New York Missionary Society, DURING the last winter, Mr. Butrick about twenty years, was transferred to the penetrated further into the northwest United Foreign Missionary Society in Jan. parts of the Cherokee nation, than he had 1821. It is situated in the Tuscarora ever been before. We shall now give Village, about four miles east of Lewiston, some extracts from the journal, which he Niagara County, New.York.
kept during the tour, and in which there At this station, we have a Church of are some interesting descriptions of the twenty-one Indian members. The Rev. country and its inhabitants. James C. Crane, having resigned the Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1823. Left Taloney sharge of this mission, the vacancy is tem- in company with brother Thomas Bassel.
interpreter, and brother David Sanders, either side, were mountains above moun. who is our guide to Mountain Town, tains, peak above peak, rising almost to where we have an appointment for meet. the clouds. ing. Rode over a mountainous region fifteen or twenty miles,—and called at the The mission here mentioned, is under the Rabbit's. He is the head chief of Moun. care of the Baptist Board of Foreign Mistain Town and brother to the Creek inter- sions; and by the members of it Mr. B. preter. He received us with peculiar kind. was received with great kindness and corness and attention. Spent the evening in diality. At their request he visited the singing Cherokee hymns, conversiog ou the schools and both he and Thomas Bassel great concerns of religion, &c. Brother addressed the pupils. Messrs. Roberts Thomas prayed in his own language. A and Jones are the missionaries. They adpamber of the neighbors came, and spent vised Mr. Butrick to proceed still further the evening with us. The chief thinks towards the northeast, for the purpose of they should all believe, if they could have visiting some secluded villages, and rethe Guspel explained to their understand. quested one of their pupils to go as a coming
panion and guide. The youth cheerfully
consented. His name was Soli. The first At Ta.go-i, where Thomas had many day, the travellers went about twenty relatives, they spent two or three days. miles to Long Tourn, where they staid During this time tbey had much pleasing over night. The following is an account intercourse with the people. The follow- of their next day's journey. ing incident is related.
Tuesday, 18. Soon in the morning we Sabbath 9. The chiess desired me to set off for Oller Town where Soti's father read a letter from Mr. Hicks relative to lives. We left an appointment, however, their land. I took the opportunity of ex- to be here again on Thursday. We soon plaining the nature and design of the Holy began to ascend a most difficult mountain. Sabbath, and requested them to wait till We were about two hours ascending it, evening, which they agreed to do. Brother and in uch of the time, were climbing a very Thomas, when speaking of the Sabbath, steep ascent. Sometimes to get round á told them, that Christians dressed in clean peak on the ridge, we were obliged to go clothes, on that day. The old chief, (he is on the side, where it seemed impossible probably eighty or ninety years old) re- for a horse to stand. I found it enough plied that he would dress himself. He ac- for me to take care of myself, and commitcordingly went out and soon returned ted the little poney to the care of Soti. I with a clean white hunting frock, a hat went forward with trembling steps, somewith a large silver band round it, -wide times crawling on my hands and feet, silver bands round his arms, a large silver afraid to look to the right hand or to the crescent in his bosom, and below it a silver left, or think much of our situation. When medal, given him by the President, &c. I looked forward I was alarmed again and saluting us as a chief from a great dis- again, by mountains above mountains ritance.
sing to an astonishing height, which we Monday, 10. The Rising Fawn and our had still to pass over. I thought of going guide from Board Town came. The Ri- back, but the text for the day came to my sing Fawn is a principal chief in this part mind, viz; “ Thou shalt go to all that I of the country, and a distinguished speaker shall send thee; and whatsoever I comin the cational council. He seems deter- mand thee, thou shalt speak.” And furmined to follow the directions of the Bi. ther, I thought it impossible for the horses ble. He wished me to state some time to turn about where we then were. At when we would come again, promising to last the Lord brought us in safety, and accompany us from Turnip Town. In this with joy, to the top of the mountain. Here place are many inhabitants, full Chero- I had anticipated the pleasure of finding a kees; and none, that I know ot, able to little resting place, to view the surroundspeak or understand English. 0! will the ing region, which I had not ventured to do Lord remember them and by some means by the way, lest the extraordinary height, bring them to a knowledge of his great and the dismal steeps, frequently on both salvation. After breakfast, in company sides, should render me incapable of aswith brother Thomas' uucie, and our cending the peaks still before me; but on friend from Board Town, we set out for the top, I found no rest for the soles of my the mission station in the Valley Towns, feet. I durst not stop to take a fair survey where we arrived a little aster dark, hav. of the country. ing passed through a most mountainous We therefore bastened our way down region. A little before sunset, being on through the snow, perhaps a foot deep, high land, we had a clear view of the sur, though at the bottom on the south side the rounding country; but the sublimity, the ground was warm and dry ; and, in about grandeur, the beauty of the scene I can three hours from the time we first came to never express. Before, behind, and on the mountain, through the kindness of God,