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MANEPY.-Four miles and a half northwest of Jaffnapatam. Rev. Levi Spalding, Missionary.
The original missionaries from this country to Ceylon, were four in number: the Rev. Messrs. Warren, Richards, Meigs, and Poor. The two first named have rested from their labors. At the date of the last intelligence, Messrs. Meigs and Poor had been laboring, with a competent knowledge of the language, but little more than five years; and the others above named, less than three years. Yet they have procured, to be boarded and educated in their families, and under their entire control, 118 heathen youths, who are supported, and to whom names have been given, by individuals and societies in this country. They have also established thirty-two free schools, containing more than 1,500 scholars; have admitted into their church seventeen con. verted natives; and, by means of their schools, and tracts, and conversations, and preaching, are constantly exerting a pow. erful influence on a considerable population, most of which is composed of the higher casts. Nine young men, members of the church, are very useful assistants, three of whom have been licensed to preach the gospel. One of these licentiates possesses very superior talents. Others of the scholars, not belonging to the church, are hopefully pious; others are seriously disposed; and very many, not particularly serious, are of good promise.
It is quite indispensable to the ultimate success of the mission, that a Native College be soon established.
Kingsbury arrived, at Chickamaugah, since called Brainerd, and commenced preparations for an establishment there. The mission among the Cherokees has, at the present time, six stations: Brainerd, Creek Path, Carmel, Hightower, Willstown, and Haweis.
CARMEL.-Formerly called Taloney. Sixty-two miles S. E. from Brainerd, on what is called the Federal Road. A school was established here in May, 1820. Mr. Hall resided here six months before the opening of the school.
Rev. Daniel S. Butrick, Missionary ; and Mr. Moody Hall, Schoolmaster.
CREEK-PATH.-One hundred miles W. S. W. of Brainerd. A school was estab lished here in April 1820.
Rev. Wm. Potter, Missionary.
III. MISSION among the CHEROKEES. On the 12th of January, 1817, Mr.
HIGHTOWER.-On a river named Etow-ee, but corrupted into Hightower; eighty miles S. S. E. of Brainerd, and thirty-five miles west of south from Carmel. A school commenced in April of the present year. Mr. Isaac Proctor, Schoolmaster.
WILLSTOWN.--About fifty miles S. W. of Brainerd. A school was established at this station in May last.
Rev. William Chamberlain, Missiona TY.
HAWEIS.-About sixty miles S. of Brainerd. Preparations are making iɔr a school.
Mr. John C. Ellsworth, Schoolmaster. IV. MISSION AMONG THE CHOCTAWS.
The mission among the Cherokees being in suscessful operation, Mr. Kingsbury and Mr. Williams left Brainerd, about the first of June, 1818, for the Choctaw nation. They selected a site for their station, and about the 15th of August felled the first tree. "The place was entirely new, and covered with lofty trees; but the ancient mounds, which here and there appeared, shewed, that it had been once The station was the habitation of men." named Elliot, in honor of the "Apostle of This mission has the American Indians."
DWIGHT.-On the west side of Illinois creek; four miles north of the Arkansaw river; and 500 miles from the junction of the Arkansaw with the Mississippi, following the course of the river.
Rev. Alfred Finney, and Rev. Cephas Washburn, Missionaries; and Messrs. Jacob Hitchcock, and James Orr, Farmers. Mr. Asa Hitchcock, Mechanic, is on his way to join this Mission.
Mr. Adin C. Gibbs, School-master, has also commenced a school, recently in the neighbourhood of Mingo Moo-sha-la-tubbee in the S. E. district of the nation.
Mr. Samuel Mosely, Licensed Preacher and Missionary; Messrs. David Wright, and David Gage, School-masters; Messrs. William Holland, and Josiah Hemmingway, Farmers; and Mr. Ebenezer Bliss, Mechanic, are on their way to Brainerd, where they will receive such an ultimate destination, as shall appear to be best, when the Corresponding secretary shall arrive there, on his contemplated visit to the stations situated on this side the Mississippi.
V. MISSION Among the CHEROKEES OF THE ARKANSAW.
Commenced in the year 1820. There is only the station of
Remarks on the Indian Missions. Among the Indians, the Board has 13 stations. At seven of these stations, churches have been organized. About 60 Indians and blacks have been received into these churches; and there are several, at almost every station, who are seriously disposed. With the Moravian church, in the Cherokee nation. about 30 Indians are connected. From the missionaries of the Board, more than 500 Indian children and youth have received the rudiments of a Christian education, and thousands of adults have heard the gospel.
The Indians live principally in villages great numbers of which are scattered through the wilderness; and at most, if not all, of these villages, they would receive Christian preachers with kindness, and would attend respectfully on the public worship of God. They have made greater progress, within a few years, in civilization, and in preparation for receiving the means of grace, than is generally supposed. The Cherokees, especially, have courts, court-houses, judges, and a police; and many of them possess comfortable houses, cattle, and uncultivated fields.
The object of the Board is, to place schoolmasters and evangelists in every district, who shall perform the same labours, and exert the same kind of influence, as the village sehoolmaster and parish minister in New England. And the time may not be far distant, when, from almost every hill in the Indian country shall be seen the spires of churchess overtopping the wilderness, and imparting a religious and pleasing aspect to the whole landscape.
VI. MISSION AT THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.
Established in April 1820. The prinof Woahoo. Another station is at Wycipal station is Hanaroorah, on the Island mai, on the Island of Atooi. The present distribution of labourers is not yet known, as intelligence has not been received of the arrival of the reinforcement, which embarked at New Haven near the close of last year.
Rev. Hiram Bingham, Rev. Asa Thurston, Rev. William Richards, Rev. Charles S. Stewart, and Rev. Artemas - Bishop, Missionaries; Dr. Abraham Baltchely,
Physician; Messrs. Samuel Whitney, Joseph Goodrich, and James Ely, Licensed Preachers and Assistant Missionaries; Mr. Levi Chamberlain, Superintendent of Secular concerns; Mr. Elisha Loomis, Printer; and Thomas Hopoo, John Honooree, and George Sandwich, Native As
VIII. SOUTH AMERICA.
On the 25th of July last, Mr. John C. Brigham, and Mr. Theophilus Parvin,the former from the Theological Seminary in Andover, and the latter from the Theological Seminary in Princeton,sailed from Boston for Buenos Ayres. Their object is to circulate Bibles and Tracts, and to ascertain the religious and moral state of the interesting countries, in the southern and western parts of that continent.
This mission, the third anniversary of which was in April last, has been attended, probably with more remarkable interpositions of Providence, for the time of its existence, than any other mission on record. Its prospects of ultimate, if not of speedy success, are most cheering. Almost all the principal men of the Islands, with many of the common people, attend on the instructions of the missionaries. At the last dates, their congregations on the sabbath consisted of more than 1,000 persons.
The Rev. William Ellis, Missionary, is not named in the above list, because though he labors in close connexion with the missionaries of the Board, he is under the patronage of the London Missionary Society, and is regarded as a missionary of that institution. The same is true of Auna, an Assistant Missionary from the Society Islands.
VII. MISSION TO WESTERN ASIA. Commenced in 1820 At present, part of the missionaries reside at Malta, and part at Jerusalem.
MALTA. Rev. Daniel Temple. Rev. William Goodell, and Rev. Isaac Bird, Missionaries.
JERUSALEM.--Rev. Pliny Fisk, and Rev. Jonas King, Missionaries.
The missionaries at Malta, have under their care the Printing Establishment, for the support of which, certain persons in Boston and elsewhere are under engagements to pay $3000 annually for five A number of years, in all, 15,000. valuable tracts have been printed, both in Romaic, or Modern Greek, and Italian, numerous copies of which are now circulating, and read in several of the countries bordering on the Mediterranean.— In April last, Messrs. Fisk and King took up their residence at Jerusalem, where they will find many opportunities for promoting the great object of their mission.
Mr. Parsons,-now we trust an inhabitant of the heavenly Jerusalem,-visited this city two years before. It has been remarked as a singular fact, illustrating the wonderful moral revolutions which diversify the history of man, that the first Protestant missionary to Jerusalem went from a land of which the Apostles had no knowledge. And, at present, the only Protestant missionary in the city of David, are two from the same land unknown to the Apostles, in company with a christian descendant of Abraham.
IX. FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL. Situated in Cornwall, Con. Established in 1816.
Rev Herman Daggett, Principal, and Mr. John H. Prentice, Assistant.
About 60 different heathen youths, from various nations, have enjoyed its privileges at various times. Of these youths, nearly, if not quite, half, became hopefully pious at Cornwall. At present, the school has 35 members.
In the above survey are the names of 81 persons, of whom 29 are ordained ministers of the Gospel, and ten are licensed preachers. Besides these, there are about 65 females, a few of whom are single women, but most are wives of the missionaries.
The sum of the whole is briefly this.The Board employs among the heathen not less than 146 competent adult persons. of whom not more than one quarter part are preachers of the Gospel. It has established these labourers in 25 different stations; in six or eight different nations speaking as many different languages and comprising many millions of people. It has translated a considerable part of the Bible, and is now printing it in the language of a numerous population. It has organized 10 Christian Churches in the midst of Pagan countries; has established about 70 schools, containing more than 3000 scholars; and is making a gradual, but constant and sure progress, towards raising from a degraded and vicious barbarism, several interesting portions of our race. The voice of the preacher is heard, and religious books and tracts are seen to circulate, in numerous villages; and the germs of Christian civilization are beheld shooting forth in a multitude of places.
sembly of the Presbyterian Church, and the General Synods of the Reformed Dutch, and Associate Reformed Church
Communications from Individuals or Societies, out of the United States, should be addressed to the Rev. JOHN KNOX, Secretary for Foreign Correspondence, NewYork.
All communications relating to the general concerns of the Society, and to the American Missionary Register, should be addressed to ZECHARIAH LEWIS, Domestic Secretary and Editor, No. 38 BroadStreet, New-York.
All letters relating to the pecuniary concerns of the Society, should be addressed to MOSES ALLEN, Treasurer, No. 18 Wall-Street, New-York.
I. UNION MISSION.
Commenced in 1820.-Situated on the West Bank of Grand River, about twenty-five miles north of its entrance into the Arkansaw, and about seven hundred miles above the junction of the Arkansaw and the Mississippi.
Rev. William F.Vaill and Rev. Epaphras Chapman, Missionaries; Marcus Palmer, Physician and Surgeon; and Messrs. Wiltiam C. Requa, Stephen Fuller, Abraham Redfield, John M. Spaulding, Alexander Woodruff, and George Requa, Assistant Missionaries. There is a school at this station of thirteen Indian children, who live in the Mission Family.
II. GREAT OSAGE MISSION.
Commenced in 1821.-Situated on the North Bank of the Marias de Cein, about six miles above its entrance into the Osage River, and about eighty miles SouthWest of Fort Osage.
Rev. Nathaniel B. Dodge, Rev. Benton Pixley, and Rev. William B. Montgomery, Missionaries; William N. Belcher, Physician and Surgeon; and Messrs. Daniel H. Austin, Samuel Newton, Samuel B. Bright, Otis Sprague, and Amasa Jones, Assistan! Missionaries. At this station there is a School of fifteen Indian children, living in the Family.
III. TUSCARORA MISSION.
porarily filled by the Rev. Mr. Smith, of Lewiston.
This Mission, having been under the care of the New-York Missionary Society, about twenty years, was transferred to the United Foreign Missionary Society in Jan. 1821. It is situated in the Tuscarora Village, about four miles east of Lewiston, Niagara County, New-York.
At this station, we have a Church of twenty-one Indian members. The Rev. James C. Crane, having resigned the sharge of this mission, the vacancy is tem
Mr. William A. Thayer, Assistant Missionary. A School of twenty-one Indian children living in the Family.
VI. FORT GRATIOT MISSION.
Commenced by the Northern Missionary Society in 1822, and transferred to the United Foreign Missionary Society in September, 1823. Situated on the River St. Clair, about one mile below the outlet of Lake Huron.
Mr. John H. Hudson, Assistant Missionary. A school of twelve or fifteen Indian children living in the Family.
VII. MACKINAW MISSION.
Commenced in October, 1823. Situa ted on the 'sland of Michillimakinack, within the limits of the Michigan Territory.
The Rev. Wm. M. Ferry, Missionary. A school of ten or twelve Indian children living in the Family.
Most of the Missionaries have wives; and at the various stations, there are eight unmarried females, who are occupied in teaching, or in domestic avocations.
From the Missionary Herald. MISSION AMONG THE CHEROKEES. DURING the last winter, Mr. Butrick penetrated further into the northwest parts of the Cherokee nation, than he had ever been before. We shall now give some extracts from the journal, which he kept during the tour, and in which there are some interesting descriptions of the country and its inhabitants.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1823. Left Taloney in company with brother Thomas Bassel.
interpreter, and brother David Sanders, who is our guide to Mountain Town, where we have an appointment for meeting. Rode over a mountainous region fifteen or twenty miles,-and called at the Rabbit's. He is the head chief of Mountain Town and brother to the Creek interpreter. He received us with peculiar kind ness and attention. Spent the evening in singing Cherokee hymns, conversing on the great concerns of religion, &c. Brother Thomas prayed in his own language. A number of the neighbors came, and spent the evening with us. The chief thinks they should all believe, if they could have the Gospel explained to their understanding.
At Ta-go-i, where Thomas had many relatives, they spent two or three days. During this time tbey had much pleasing intercourse with the people. The following incident is related.
Sabbath 9. The chiefs desired me to read a letter from Mr. Hicks relative to their land. I took the opportunity of explaining the nature and design of the Holy Sabbath, and requested them to wait till evening, which they agreed to do. Brother Thomas, when speaking of the Sabbath, told them, that Christians dressed in clean clothes, on that day. The old chief, (he is probably eighty or ninety years old) replied that he would dress himself. He accordingly went out and soon returned with a clean white hunting frock, a hat with a large silver band round it,-wide silver bands round his arms, a large silver crescent in his bosom, and below it a silver medal, given him by the President, &c. saluting us as a chief from a great dis
either side, were mountains above mountains, peak above peak, rising almost to the clouds.
Monday, 10. The Rising Fawn and our guide from Board Town came. The Rising Fawn is a principal chief in this part of the country, and a distinguished speaker in the cational council. He seems determined to follow the directions of the Bible. He wished me to state some time when we would come again, promising to accompany us from Turnip Town. In this place are many inhabitants, full Cherokees; and noue, that I know of, able to speak or understand English. O! will the Lord remember them and by some means bring them to a knowledge of his great salvation. After breakfast, in company with brother Thomas' uncle, and our friend from Board Town, we set out for the mission station in the Valley Towns, where we arrived a little after dark, having passed through a most mountainous region. A little before sunset, being on high land, we had a clear view of the surrounding country; but the sublimity, the grandeur, the beauty of the scene I can never express. Before, behind, and on
The mission here mentioned, is under the care of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; and by the members of it Mr. B. was received with great kindness and cordiality. At their request he visited the schools and both he and Thomas Bassel addressed the pupils. Messrs. Roberts and Jones are the missionaries. They advised Mr. Butrick to proceed still further towards the northeast, for the purpose of visiting some secluded villages, and requested one of their pupils to go as a companion and guide. The youth cheerfully consented. His name was Soti. The first day, the travellers went about twenty miles to Long Town, where they staid over night. The following is an account of their next day's journey.
Tuesday, 18. Soon in the morning we set off for Oller Town where Soti's father lives. We left an appointment, however, to be here again on Thursday. We soon began to ascend a most difficult mountain. We were about two hours ascending it, and much of the time, were climbing a very steep ascent. Sometimes to get round a peak on the ridge, we were obliged to go on the side, where it seemed impossible for a horse to stand. I found it enough for me to take care of myself, and committed the little poney to the care of Soti. I went forward with trembling steps, sometimes crawling on my hands and feet, afraid to look to the right hand or to the left, or think much of our situation. When I looked forward I was alarmed again and again, by mountains above mountains rising to an astonishing height, which we had still to pass over. I thought of going back, but the text for the day came to my mind, viz; "Thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee; and whatsoever 1 command thee, thou shalt speak." And further, I thought it impossible for the horses to turn about where we then were. At last the Lord brought us in safety, and with joy, to the top of the mountain. Here I had anticipated the pleasure of finding a little resting place, to view the surrounding region, which I had not ventured to do by the way, lest the extraordinary height, and the dismal steeps, frequently on both sides, should render me incapable of ascending the peaks still before me; but on the top, I found no rest for the soles of my feet. I durst not stop to take a fair survey of the country.
We therefore hastened our way down through the snow, perhaps a foot deep, though at the bottom on the south side the ground was warm and dry; and, in about three hours from the time we first came to the mountain, through the kindness of God,