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institution. Its funds have been augmented, not only by liberal dopations, but also by considerable legacies ; and its issue of Bibles and Testaments exceeds that of the preceeding year by nearly 6000 copies. This society bas 31 branch societies.
Strasburg Bible Society. This Society during the five years since it was formed has distributed 10,313 copies of the scriptures. Throughout the sphere of this society, it is said, there is a deep interest taken in its success.
French Bible Society. The Protestant Bible Society in France was formed in 1819. In the third Report of the Parissian Bible Society, it is stated that its resources had increased through the generosity of the friends of the Gospel in France and abroad.
Twenty-eight new Bible Societies of more or less importance, had been formed in France when the last Report was made, and more than 11,000 copies of the Holy Scriptures had been issued from the Depository of the Society at Paris.
The Parisian Society is sedulous in its endeavours to promote the distribution of the Scriptures in all parts of France.
English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. This society was formed in the year 1647, but did little on account of the civil war until about 1701, when it was incorporated, and re. ceived other marks of royal favour from King William III. Since that period this society has been in constant operation.
The primary object being to promote christianity among the British colonies, its exertions before the Revolution were principally directed to North America. At that time about 100 missionaries were employed by the society in the United States. At the present time the influence of this society is not only felt in the British colonies in the country, but also in lodia, Africa, and the West Indies.
In 1820 the society founded a college at Calcutta, in India, called the Mission College. This college is designed, not only for the reception of missionaries, sent by the society from England, but also for the instruction of such of the natives as are willing to avail themselves of its advantages.
The society bave also a college at Nova Scotia, one at Barbadoes, and one at Windsor, in England.
Academies or schools have been established in a great number or places, viz. at Madras, at Calcutta, on the Gold Coast, and at Cape Town in Africa, at New South Wales, and at Barbadoes. At all the above named places the society support missionaries and schoolmasters.
In British America, according to the report for 1821, the society maintained the following number of missionaries and schools : at Newfoundland, 4 missionaries, and 12 school-masters. Nova Scotia, 25 missionaries, 2 catechists, 31 schoolmasters and 6 schoolmistresses.
New Brunswick, 16 missionaries, 19 schoolmasters, and 2 schoolmistresses. Cape Breton, I missionary, 2 schoolmasters, 1 schoolmistress. Prince Edwards Island, 2 missionaries, 1 schoolmaster. Upper Canada, 19 missionaries, 1 catechist, I schoolmaster. Lower Canada, 20 missionaries, 1 native schoolmaster at Quebec.
The expenditures of the society for 1821 were as follows: salaries and gratuities to missionaries, 74,617 dolls. ; salaries to schoolmasters, 7,110 dolls.; pensions, 5,937 dolls ;, exhibitions to scholars at the college and academy at Nova Scotia, 2,711 dolls. ; books sent abroad, 2,780 dolls.; salaries, printing, and incidentals, 4,564 dolls. ; total, 97,719 dollars.
Danish Missionary Society. Formed in 1705 by Frederick 4th, King of Denmark. This society sent a mission to Tranquebar in the East Indies, in 1706, where they have supported missionaries to the present time. The missionaries occupied several stations from time to time, in the country around the place of the first station. Great difficulties have been encountered by this mission, bat gradual success has attended their exertions. The benefits of christian education have been felt and acknowledyed by great numbers of the natives.Most of the catechists and schoolmasters are now natives. The whole number of converts since the commencement of the Tranquebar mission cannot perhaps be accurately known. Seventy years ago they were stated at 18,000. Dr. Carey reckoned them at 40,000, and Dr. Buchanan in 1805 supposed there could not have been less than 80,000 of all casts converted to the Christian faith. In 1818 the number of missionaries on this mission were five, and the number of native assistants four. In 1821 the pumber of chil. dren under education at Tranquebar were 1424.
This society have also supported a mission in Greenland from 1708 to 1812. The success of this mission, although slow, has been such as to civilize and convert to the Christian faith a considerable portion of the inhabitants of that dreary and savage country
Moravian or United Brethren Missionary Society. This society was formed in 1732, at a time when the number of this order consisted of a congregation of about 600 poor persecuted, and despised exiles; yet as weak as they were they put in operation a system of measures for the conversion of the heathen, more efficient than almost the whole church, or world besides. In 1733, the United Brethren sent a mission to Greenland, the most inhospitable inhabited climate in the world. Here they suffered all the hardships which poverty and the rigours of the climate could inflict. Yet their mission has been continued to this day, and has been the means of civilizing and converting to Cbristianity a great number of the inhabitants. At the present time the United Brethren support missions in Greenland, South America, West Indies, Labrador, North America, (among the Indians,) South Africa, and among the Calmucs.
In 1820 the expenditures of the society were in all 41,915 dollars. The receipts for the last year amount to 32,000 dollars. The socie. ty now employ, including the females of the missions, about 170 labourers, and number in their congregations 32,000 converts.
South African Mission. The stations of this mission are among the Hottentots, the most ignorant and degraded of human beings. According to the last reports the missionary labours were as successful as could have been expected. Groenekloof, 1808, 2 mis. 26 b. Enon, 1818, 2 mis. 28 b. 58 sc.
Calmuc Mission. The station occupied by this mission is on the Wolga near the borders of Asiatic Russia. The religion of the Calmus is that of the Grand Lama. The progress of this mission appears to bave been slow. The missionaries, however, continue to labour, and of late bave received encouragement. Some of the natives have been baptized, and many have expressed a desire to obtain instruction.Some parts of the scriptures have been translated into Calmuc, for the use of the natives. The station is at Sarpeta, wbich was first occupied in 1765, besides which the missionaries labour among the Torgutsk Horde of Calmucs. The missionaries are three.
South American Mission. This mission was first undertaken in 1735, but entirely failed. In 1774 it was renewed and has been occupied ever since. The sta. tion is near the mouth of the Surinam River, in the province of Guiana. Here the missionaries suffered every evil, but death, from the Indians, poverty and famine, and wild beasts; being frequently without shelter and without defence, they were attacked by the natives on the one hand and the beasts of prey on the other. Yet the mission has progressed, and many souls are now rejoicing in the light of revelation, which under providence this mission has been the means of carrying to this barbarous people. The latest acCOLOts are in 1820. Paramaribo, 1735,5 mis. 969 b. 1154 con.
West-India Mission. Undertaken in 1732. This is the most successful mission the Uni. ted Brethren have undertaken, though in respect to details there is less recent information than could be wished. On many of the Islands where stations are occupied, the society have erected churches, or chapels. Sunday schools have been set up for the instruction of the coloured children, and at some of the stations, large and well regulated congregations chiefly of slaves attend divine worship.
Barbadoes, 1765, I mis. 75 6. Antigua, 1765, 8 mis. 8,319 b. 8031 con. St. Christophers, 1774, 3 mis. 3,683 b. 2,000 con. Jamaica, 1754,3 mis. 590 b. 305 con. St. Croix, 1812, 6 mis. 8443 b. St. Thomas, 1812, 5 mis. 1461 b. St. Jan, -, 4 mis. 2385 b.
Note. In the above statement the number of missionaries are from the report of 1820. The other nurnbers are taken from accounts no later than 1317, some in 1809.
North American Mission. At Spring Place, 35 miles from Brainerd, is the only station of this mission. It was first occupied by two of the brethren, in 1801, and afterwards relinquished, but was resumed again in 1805. Five youth of the Cherokee Nation educated at this station, have been sent to the Foreign Mission School of the American Board. The station is now occupied by a single missionary and bis wife.
Labrador Mission. Undertaken in 1752, but failed, and was resumed in 1771, when a settlement was effected in the Esquimaux Country, and has been occupied by the missionaries ever since. For many years the progress of this mission was slow, and the undertaking discouraging.-Lately however the accounts are favourable, and the labourers are encouraged to increased exertions.
Naio, 1771, 6 mis. 112 b 130 con. Okkab, 1776, 6 mis. 146 b. 179 con. Hopedale, 1 782, 5 mis. 104 b. 136 con.
Greenland Mission. Undertaken in 1733. The history of this mission presents one of the most extraordinary accounts of suffering and perseverance in the cause of the gospel, perhaps on record. Success, however, fipally crowned their efforts, and at the present time prosperity and success follow the labours of the missionaries. Churches have been built, schools established, and the inhabitants civilized and christianized. The population of the whole of Greenland does not exceed 7000, and according to the best calculations the missionaries since their settlement in that country have baptized 5,000. The number of missionaries at the three stations is eleven.
New Herrnbut, 1733. Lichteafels, 1758. Lichtenau, 1774. Total of 1278 con. at the three stations.
(English) Wesleyan Missionary Society. This society was founded chiefly by the exertions of Mr. Wesley in 1786. The exertions of this society were first directed to the West Indies, where the gospel was preached with great effect. The success of this mission so encouraged the expectations of the society, and the friends of christianity among the Methodists, that great exertions were made to extend the knowledge of the gospel to other parts, and new missions were undertaken into various parts of the world.
In the report for 1921, it is stated, that the society had missionaries in Ireland, in France, at Gibraltar, in British North America, and in New South Wales, as labourers among civilized people..
The missions for the conversion of the heathen, supported by the society are, to West Africa, South Africa, India and Ceylon, Australasia, and West Indies.
The whole number of missionaries employed by the society are 148 ; of which, there are in Ireland 11,ʻin France and Gibraltar 5, in West and South Africa 13, in Ceylon and Continental India 23, in New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and New Zealand 8, in the West Indies 47, and in British North America 41.
The number of members in foreign societies on missiegary stations, are as follows: In Gibraltar and France 104, Western Africa 470, Southern Africa 207, Ceylon and Madras 387, New South Wales 90, West-Indies 23,857, British North America 3583.
The expenditure of the society in 1821 was 137,444 dollars. The receipts for the last year were 119,481 dollars. The exertions of this society have been attended with uncommon success. At Ceylon alone, they have 86 schools, and nearly 5000 scholars ; of whom about 500 are females. The success of the West India mission had also been great. During the year previous to the last report, nearly 2000 had been added to the Wesleyan connection, at that mission.
The following statement will give a more particular view of the stations and success of this society :
Western Africa Mission.
South Africa Mission. The principal missionary station is at Cape Town, the capital of the Colony--inhabitants in 1818, 18,173. At this place the society have a chapel and schools.
Cape Town, !921, 1 mis. Salem, 1820, I mis. Gammap, 1821, 1 mis. I na. as't. Lele Fontein, 1817, I mis. Rede Fontein, 1817, 1 mis..
India Mission. This mission is of comparatively recent date, and little is known of the number of scholars under instruction, or of the particular success of the missionaries. The society have a chapel at Madras, and have established schools there, and at the other stations.
Bombay, 1816, 2 mis. Madras, 1817, 2 mis. Negapatum, 1821, 1 mis. Bangalore, 1821, I mis.
Ceylon Mission. The success of this mission has been greater than could have been expected, considering the difficulties under which the missionaries laboured when they first landed in this country of ignorance and barbarity.
The members of the church exceed 300. There are 8 stations, 84 schools, 4878 scholars, and 160 teachers. Some of the missionaries have assisted in the translation of the Scripures, and a dictionary in the language of the country, and in English, has been published. At Colombo, the capital of the island, the society have a printing press and mission church. They have a church also at 'Caltura, and a chapel at Jaffna.
Colombo, 1814,3 mis. 28 tea. 915 sc. Negombo, 1814,2 mis. 14 tea. Caltura, 1818, I mis. 28 tea. Galle, 1819,2 mis. 20 tea. Matura, 1819, I mis. 1 na. as't. 21 tea. Batticaloe, -, 1 mis. Trincomalee, --, I mis. 4 tea. Jaffna, --, 3 mis. 15 tea.
Australasia Mission. The Wesleyan mission in this region was first undertaken for the European Settlers at New South Wales. Afterwards another station was taken on the Island of New Zealand, for the benefit of the patives. Little is known of the particulars of this mission. Parmratta,--, I mis. Kiddeekiddee, --, 1 mis.
West India Mission. This mission was projected for the benefit of the coloured popuation of these Islands, and has been attended with constant success. In the last report, the committee state, that the progress of the mission continues among the negro slaves of the West India colonies, with scarcely an exception. In the last year there had been added to the Wesleyan connection near 2000 persons, almost exclusively people of colour, making the total numbers in the coloDies 23,090.
The negroes under the Society's instruction at the last return were 22,936. The children in the schools were 4227.
The number of missionaries employed on this mission are 47.