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expense, at many, or most of the stations. On the island of St. Vincents they have six chapels, at Antigua five, and at St. Christophers eight.
Trinidad, 1788, 1 mis. 109 mem. 100 sc. Tobago, -, 2 mis. 44 mem. Grenada, 1788, 3 mis. 295 mnem. 330 sc. St. Vincent, 1817, 4 mis. 3068 mem. 300 sc. Barbadoes, --, 1 mis. 47 mem. 400 sc. Dominica, 1788, 2 mis. 415 mem. 193 sc. Montserat, 1 mis. 20 mem. 160 sc. Antigua, 1786, 4 mis. 3912 mem. 1060 con. Nevis, 1788, 2 mis. 1010 mem. 135 sc. St. Christophers, 1744, 3 mis. 2368 mem. 170 sc. St. Eustis, --, I mis. 323 mem. 200 sc. St. Bartholomew, 1788, 1 mis. 324 mem. 200 sc. St. Martin, -, 1 mis. 100 mem. 50 sc. Anguilla, --, 1 mis. 320 mem. Tortola, 1789, 3 mis. 1993 mem. 500 sc. Jamaica, 1789, 8 mis. 7060 mem. Bahamas, 1788, 5 mis. 1166, mem. 573 sc. Bermuda, 1788, 1 mis. 97 mem. 50 sc.
English Buptist Missionary Society, formed in 1792. Object, to convert the heathen to Christianity. At the time of the formation, the conductors knew of no part of the heatben world more accessible, or eligible than another ; but a concurrence of circumstances shortly after directed their attention to the East Iodies, and in the autumn of 1793 the first Missionaries landed in India. The Mission was established at Serampore, a Danish settlement near Caloutta.
At this place the society have founded a College for the education of Native students. Besides the languages, they learn Astronomy, Medicine, Law, and Theology. A limited number of European youth are also admitted. A College Library has been founded, and is fast increasing. The number of Students at the College in 1822 was 45. The society at Serampore have translated the Scriptures, or parts of thein, into about forty eastern languages or dialects. The expenditure in 1822, was 55,377 dollars. The Missions estab. Jished by this society are those of India, West India, Ceylon, and Indian Archipelago.
The Native School Institution in India has under its care about ten thousand scholars. The receipts of this society for the last year were 58,666 dollars.
India Mission. The centre of the society's labours on the India Mission is at Se. rampore, about 15 miles from Calcutta. The following statement will show the success of their exertions at the several stations in this region.
Serampore, 1799, 3 mis 3 tea. Calcutta, 1801, (printing press) 6 mis. 2 tea. Dacca, 1816, 1 mis. 1 na. as't. Sabebgunj, 1807, I mis. I na. as't. Chitiagong, 1812, 1 tea. 100 con. 74 sc. Dumdum, --, 1 na. as't. Cutwa, 1804, 1 mis. 4 pa. as't. Moorshedabad, 1816, I mis. 4 na. as't. 160 con. 220 sc. Malada, 1818, 1 na. as’t. Dinagepore, 1804, 1 mis. 100 con. Monghyr, 1816, 1 mis. 2 na. as't. 60 sc. Guyah, 1802, 1 na. as't. Dijah, 1809, 2 mis. 307 sc. Benares, 1816, 1 na. as't. I tea. Allahabad, 1814, 1 mis. 1 na. as't. Cawopore, 1817, I na. as't. Agimeer, 1819, 1 na. as't. 30 sc. Delbi, 1817, 1 na. as't.
Ceylon Mission. The prospects of this mission have been discouraging. The poverty of many parents renders the work of their children necessary: the indifference of others to education, and the superstition of
all, has rendered the exertions of the missionaries stow of success. They however have reason to expect that perseverance will gradually overcome all difficulties. Two missionaries resided at Colombo in 1812, the capital of the island, a city of 50,000 inhabitants.
Indian Archipelago Mession. One of the missionary stations is on the island of Sumatra, wbich contains 3,000,000 people. The others are on the island of Java, At Bencoolen, Sumatra, a mission press is established. Eight or ten schools have also been set up in and about the place.
Bencoolen, 1819, 2 mis. Batavia, 1813, i mis. Samarang, 1816, 1 mis.
West-India Mission. The inissionary stations are on the island of Jamaica. At one of the stations 200 persons had been baptized, and a chapel bad been built capable of holding 2000 persons. The missionaries labour cheerfully among the coloured people. Kingston, 1814, i mis. Spanish Town, 1814, (churcb) 1 mis. 400 sc.
Edinburgh Missionary Society. Formed in 1796. The first operations of this society commenced in connexion with the London and Glasgow societies, but this connexion being dissolved, the first mission sent out by the society was to the Sussoo country in Africa. This mission was finally relinquished, the missionaries finding the climate such as to destroy the health or lives of Europeans; though since that time another mission has been sent to that country.
In 1802, the society sent a mission to Tartary. This mission now occupies three stations, viz. one at Karass, one at Astrachan, and one at Orenburg, all in Asiatic Russia. At Orenburg the society has a printing press, where, in 1920, ahove 8000 books and tracts in the Tartar language were printed. The number of missionaries on this mission in 1821, were 14. By the last report it appears that the mission is in a prosperous state.
The expenditure in 1821, was 28,058 dollars.
Connecticut Missionary Society. Formed in 1798. Object.--Tu send missionaries to the new settlements in the United States.
During the year 1822, this society sent missionaries to, or employed them to preach in, eight of the states. Most of them laboured from 4 to six months-some only 2 or 3 months. The places and number of missionaries are as follow : New-York and Pennsylvania, 8; New Connecticut, 16; Ohio, 5; Indiana, 1; Illinois, 2; Missouri, 3. In general, the missionaries are employed by the week. The total number of weeks which all the missionaries employed during the year spent in the service of the society, was 800. Tbis number of weeks is equal to 15 and a half years. The whole number of sermons preached was from 3 to 4 thousand during the year.
The expenditure of the society for the year, was $6703 79 cts.
Church (of England) Missionary Society. This society was formed in 1801. Object--to propagate Christianity among heathen nations.
This society bas sent out nine principal missions, viz.-to West Africa, Mediterranean, Calcutta and North India, Madras and South India, Bombay and Western India, Ceylon, Australasia, West Indies and North West America.
Each of these Missions occupy, such a number of distinct stations, in the vicinity of each other, as in connexion with the circumstances of the case, and the funds of the society is thought most expediept.
The number of auxiliary, or associate societies recognized by this is upwards of a bundred.
The number of children actually under instruction in reading, writing, &c, is about 10,000
The income and expenditure in 1822 was about 130,000 dollars. The number of labourers employed by the society including missionaries, and school masters, catechists, &c. is 200. .
West Africa Mission. The sphere of the society's labours on the western coast, are chiefly at Sierra Leone and its vicinity.
The colony of Sierra Leone has made considerable advances in population and strength. Its cultivation and commerce are rapidly increasing. The town is regularly laid out, and contains near 13,000 inhabitants, who are generally orderly and industrious. The population are chiefly free negroes, or those who have been liberated from slave ships in the execution of the laws. The colony is divided into parishes, each of which has its missionary and schools, or an occasional missionary where the inbabitants are few.
The following statement will shew, the number of Missionaries, Schoolmasters, Scholars, &c. under the auspices of the West Africa Mission, and the time when each station was established*
Free Town, - , i na. as't. 2 tea. 426 sc. Kissey, 1816, · 1 mis. I tea. 400 con. 95 sc. Wellington, 1821. Waterloo,
1820, I mis. I tea. 138 sc Hastings, 1820, 1 na. as't. Kent, 1819, 2 tea 93 sc. Charlotte, 1819, 2 tea. 250 con. 233 sc. Leopold, 1818, 2 tea. 100 con. 115 sc. Bathurst, -, 1 na. as't. 142 sc. Regents Town, 1816, 1 mis. 1 pa. as't. 2 tea. 1000 con. 668 sc. Leicester, 1814. Gloucester, 1816, i mis. I tea. 448 sc. Wilberforce, 1817, 1 mis. 90 sc. Plantains, --, 1 tea.
Mediterranean Mission. The sphere of the society's labors on this mission, are chiefly confined to the Island of Malia. This island contains near 100,000 inhabitants. The religion is Roman Catholic, but in so low a state that many of the inhabitants, are little better than idolaters. Ignorance and superstition prevails to a great degree; few of the inhabitants can read or write.
The primary object of this mission is the revival of the christian churches bordering on the Mediterranean, with a view to the extension of christianity throughout the continents of Africa and Asia. With this view the society stationed at Malta, a representative, Mr. Wm. Jowett, for the acquisition of information relative to the state
*In the following pages, mis. stands for Missionaries—na. as't. Natives Assistants tea. Teachers-con. Congregation-sc. Scholars-b. Baptized-mem. Members of the Church-the date of the year, the time when such Mission was established.
of religion and society with the best means of melioration. Mr. J. has occasionally publisbed the result of his investigation. Dr. Naudi in the service of the society, has translated and published the Scriptures, and a great variety of Tracts in the Maltese language.
Calcutta and North India Mission. The centre of the society's labours on this mission have been at Calcutta. At this place they have established schools, a mission house, printing press, &c. The scriptures have been translated into the language of the country and circulated at the expense of the society.
The stations occupied by this mission are as follows.
Calcutta, 1816, i mis. 2 tea. Buxar, 1819, 1 na. as't. 40 SC. Benares, 1817, I mis. 8 na. as't. 4 tea. Burdwan, 1815, 2 mis. 1 tea. 1050 sc. Chanar, (1 church) 1814, I mis. I na. as't. I tea. 100 con. 98 sc. Lucknow, 1817, 1 tea. 25 sc. Bareilly, 1818, 1 na. as't. Meerut, 1813, i na. as't. Kowabee, --, 2 na. as't. Agra, 1813, 1 mis. 2 tea. 88 sc.
Bombay and West India Mission. Bombay is the third of the British Presidencies in India, 1300 miles from Calcutta-inhabitants 200,000. The native population in this region are in an awful state of ignorance and debasement. Superstition, idolatry and cruelty, are the common characteristics.
Boinbay, 1820, I mis. Cannanore, 1818, 1 na. as't. 2 tea. Tillicherry, 1817, 2 tea. Cotym, 1317, 3 mis. 22 na, as't. 551 sc. Cochin, 1817, 96 sc. Allepie, 1817, 1 mis. I na. as't. 107 sc. Palamcottah, --, 2 mis. 497. sc.
Madras and South India Mission. Madras is the second of the British Presidencies in India on the east coast of the Peninsula--inbabitants 300,000. Religion, gross idolatry. At this place a church has been erected. Schools have been established ; a Bible Society formed, and tracts printed and circulated, &c.
Madras, (1 church) 1815,2 mis. 1 na. as't. 14 tea. 297 sc. Tranquebar, 1816, 24 na. as't. 19 tea. 1627 sc. Tinnevelly, ---, 471 sc.
Ceylon Mission. In the means which are now employed for evangelizing this immense Island, schools occupy a place more than usually prominent.
The missionary stations are within 100 miles of Colombo, the capital of the Island.
Kandy, 1318,2 mis. 12 sc. Baddagamme (I church) 1819, 2 mis. 160 sc. Nellore, 1818, 2 mis. 409 8c.
Austrialasia, or New South Wales Mission.
West India Mission.
North-West American Mission.
The Jews Society. This society was formed at London in 1809. It has for its object the propagation of Christianity among ihe Jews.
By one of the rules of the society, they limit themselves to the simple object of convincing their Jewish brethren, that Jesus is the Messiah, the Saviour of the world ; leaving them when thus instructed, to search the Scriptures and judge for themselves, respecting all inferior points.
The means adopted by the society to effect their object, has been, 1st. To translate the Scriptures into Hebrew, or such portions of them as are not contained in the Jewish bible, and particularly those portions relating to the divinity of our Saviour's mission, and to pubTish arguments in refutation of the Jewish doctrines. 2d. To establish scbools for the Christian education of Jewish youth, both at home and abroad.
In 1815 there had been educated, or were then under instruction in the schools of the institution at London, 83 boys and 59.girls--all boru and educated in Jewish families.
A seminary has been established in London for the education of missionaries to the Jews. In 1822, this seminary had received seven young converted Jews, who were preparing to carry the light of Christianity among their brethren.
At the last report the society had distributed about 250,000 tracts in the Hebrew, German-Hebrew, German, and English languages z. 3780 of the New Testament, bave been circulated in the GermanHebrew, and 3180 copies in Biblical Hebrew languages.
The reports from foreign countries, where the society have sent missionaries, agents, or books, are greatly encouraging to the hopes of the members. In many places, large numbers of Jews are anxious to obtain books on Christianity. At Amsterdam, in the course of a few days, 400 Jews, men, women, and children, called at the agents to obtain books.
Al the present time, the operations of the society are going on, in several parts of Poland, in Prussia, in several parts of Germany, at Drescien, at Frankfort, Holstein, in Denmark, in the south of Europe, and in Africa.
The society propose to disseminate the scriptures among the Jews, who inhabit almost all parts of Asia. A school has been already opened in Cocbin, where there is now about seventy Jewish children in a course of Christian education.
The amount of expenditures fo's the year 1822, for printing, education, salaries, &c. was about 44,500 dollars
It is estimated that there are 500 Missionaries in heathen countries at more than 200 different stations. Domestic missionary societies have been established in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine,
a 10 marleston, S. C. all which are now in operation.
soard of Commissioners for Foreign. Missions. Formed in 1810incorporated in 1812. missjónar Po propagate the Gospel in heathen lands, by supporting Fror les anc diffusing a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.
A the 13th report of the Board, compiled from documents laid e them, in May, 1822, the following summary has been extractne societ s have established the following Missions, viz. the svegla 1, Palestine, and Sandwich Island Missions. Also
before them, in May, ! ed. The societ y ba Pombay, Ceylo 1,