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into the chapel, and I there preached a ser- villages ; there are upwards of five hundred mon on the mournful occasion to a deeply- members in society. affected congregation ; after which the body France.-Seven principal stations ; havwas committed to the ground, and I read ing connected with them many large towns the usual funeral service. I have left direc. and extensive districts : thirteen Mission. tions with persons on the spot to look out aries, and four Assistant Missionaries : for the body of Mrs. Peard ; and if it three of the Missionaries minister chiefly should be found, that it may be placed in in the English language ; the remainder al. the same grave. All the outfit of clothes and most exclusively in French. Number in books that we gave to Mr. and Mrs. Peard society, six hundred and five; in the schools, have been lost. The only articles that I six hundred and forty-six children. could find were a stocking with his name Spain.—Two principal stations; three upon it, and a small plane, both of which Missionaries, two for the Spanish, and the are now in my possession, and shall be sent other for the British, population; three to you as a memorial of him.
other salaried Teachers ; eighty-six mem. You have much to console you under this bers of society ; in the English and Spanish painful bereavement. Your son and his schools, one hundred and fifty-six chil. wife have fallen in a glorious cause. They dren. were ready for their great change; and Malta.-One Missionary; sixty memthey are now in the bosom of their Lord. bers of society; in the school, sixty-five It is a loud call to us to be also ready. May children. God, in his infinite inercy, prepare us for his presence and glory!
Continental India.—Nine principal sta. Any information that you may desire,
tions, each embracing an extensive district ; and that we can furnish, shall be readily
twelve Missionaries, and six Assistant Mis. supplied.
sionaries. The Gospel is preached in Eng“I cannot comfort you, and there is but lish, Tamul, Canarese, and Portuguese ; One who can. That He may sustain and
and religious instruction has occasionally bless you in this hour of trial, is the prayer
been given in Teloogoo. In society, three of,
hundred and forty-six members ; in the “My dear Sir,
schools, one thousand three hundred and "Your sympathizing Friend,
seventy-five children, chiefly native Hin.
“R. ALDER. doos. “ London, Dec. 8, 1838.
Ceylon.--Eleven principal stations, seren in the south, and four in the north, of the island; eight Missionaries, fourteen As. sistant Missionaries,
and ninety-nine sala. SUMMARY OF THE WESLEYAN MISSIONS.
ried Catechists and Teachers. A printing. [The following summary view of the
press is established at Colombo.
The Christian Missions connected with our word of God is ministered in English, SingWesleyan brethren's operations, will be halese, Tamul, and Portuguese. The Pali gratifying to many of our readers. We shall and Dutch languages have also been used furnish similar views, as we can obtain
to convey instruction.
In society, seren them, of other Missionary Societies.] Ed. hundred and ninety-five members; in the
schools, five thousand nine hundred and
fifty-one children. Ireland. — Eighteen principal stations ; twenty-four Missionaries ; eight Scripture Readers ; thirty-one daily schools, conduct. New South Wales. - Four principal staed by salaried Teachers; in which, and in tions ; five Missionaries ; in society, two the Sunday-schools connected with the hundred and fifty-four ; in the schools, four Missions, there are upwards of four thou- hundred and eighty-nine. sand seven hundred and seventy children. Van-Diemen's Land.-Five principal staSome of the Missionaries, Readers, and tions; nine Missionaries, and one Assistant Teachers, afford instruction to the native Missionary ; in society, four hundred and Irish in their own language.
eighty-seven ; in the schools, eight hunStockholm, in Sweden.-One station ; dred and ninety-five. one Missionary, who preaches in Swedish New Zealand. - Three principal stations ; and in English ; there are a number of pa- nine Missionaries, and one Assistant Mis. tive Swedes and others under his pastoral sionary. A printing press is in full and care.
useful operation. Six hundred members Winnenden, in Germany. -One principal of society ; five hundred under school in. station ; one Missionary Agent, who is as struction. The Gospel is preached in sisted by upwards of forty coadjutors ; he English, and in the language of New Zeavisits more than thirty different towns and land.
Tonga.-Two Missionaries ; the Gospel in the schools, two thousand three hundred is preached in the Tonga language, and the and fifty-four children and adults. Scriptures are in the course of translation; Dominica.-- Three Missionaries; in soin society, one thousand and fifty; in the ciety, nine hundred and ninety-one; in the schools, one thousand and sixty-seven. schools, six hundred and sixty-five children
Haabai Islands.—Three Missionaries ; and adults. the Gospel is ministered to the natives in Montserrat.-Two Missionaries ; in so. their own language ; in society, three thou. ciety, three hundred and nineteen ; in the sand twenty-six; in the schools, two tbou. schools, three hundred and forty-seven sand pine hundred and eighty-nine.
children and adults. Varou Islands.-Three Missionaries; the Neris.—Three Missionaries ; in society, word of God is preached to the people in fifteen hundred and forty-one; in the their own tongue ; in society, three thou- schools, eight hundred and twenty-nine sand six hundred and forty ; in the schools, children and adults. three thousand four hundred and ninety- St. Christopher's.-Four Missionaries ; nine.
in society, two thousand six hundred and Fejee Islands.—Two principal stations ; sixty; in the schools, one thousand seven four Missionaries; one hundred and fifty hundred and ninety-five children and in society.
adults. A printing-press is at work in the Friendly St. Eustatius. (Dutch.) One MisIslands; and another printing-press has sionary; in society, four hundred and twenbeen sent to the Fejee Islands.
ty; in the schools, two hundred.
St. Bartholomew's. (Swedish.) One AFRICA.- SOUTHERN AFRICA.
Missionary; in society, one hundred and Cape of Good Hope and Namacqualand.- eighty-one; in the schools, sixty-eight. Pour principal stations ; six Missionaries, St. Martin's.-(French and Dutch.) One who preach in Eoglish, Dutch, and Namac- Missionary: in society, four hundred and qua; in society, two hundred and thirty- thirty-six ; in the schools, one hundred and three; in the schools, eight hundred and fifty-six. ninety-seven.
Anguilla.-In society, two huudred and Albany and Kafferland, &c.- Thirteen ninety. principal stations; eleven Missionaries ; Tortola and the Virgin Islands.--Three one printing-press; the Gospel is preached Missionaries ; in society, one thousand nine in English, Dutch, and Kaffer; translations hundred and fifteen; in the schools, five of the Scriptures, Catechisms, &c., into the hundred and sixty-four children. Kaffer language have been effected ; in so- Bermuda.-Two Missionaries; in society, ciety, eight hundred and sixty-eight; in four hundred and twenty-six; in tho the schools, one
thousand and eighty-four. schools, seven hundred and eight. Bechuana. - Four Stations ; four Mis. St. Vincent's.-Two principal stations ; sionaries; in society, one hundred and five Missionaries ; three thousand eight eight; in the schools, five hundred and hundred and ninety-eight members of so. thirteen. The Missionaries use the Sich- ciety; in the schools, pine hundred and uana and Dutch languages : several transla- fifty-four. tions have been effected in the Sichuana, Grenada.-Two Missionaries ; three hun. and many elementary books have been print- dred and fifty-nine in society; in the ed at the Mission press.
schools, three hundred and forty.
Trinidad. Three Missionaries ; four WESTERN AFRICA.
hundred and sixty-seven members in soSierra-Leone.-Four Missionaries; one ciety ; in the schools, one hundred and thousand three hundred and thirty-seven thirty-one. members in society; in the schools, about Tobago.—Two Missionaries ; three hunnine hundred.
dred and fifteen in society ; in the schools, The Rirer Gambia.-Two principal sta. one hundred and fifty-four. tions ; four Missionaries, and four Assist. Demerara. Three principal stations ; ant Missionaries; the languages used are four Missionaries ; one thousand eight hunthe English, Jolloof, and Mandingo; in dred and thirty-nine members in society : society, five hundred and fifty-nine ; in the in the schools, nine hundred and ninetyschools, two hundred and fifty-six.
three. Cape-Coast.-One Missionary; four hun. Barbadoes. — Three Missionaries; one dred and twenty-eight members of society ; thousand and fifty-six members in society; in the schools, one hundred and five. in the schools, one thousand eight hundred
and nine. AMERICA, -WEST INDIES.
Jamaica.-Seventeen principal stations ; Antigua.-Five Missionaries ; in society, twenty-nine Missionaries, and one General two thousand seven hundred and forty-five; Superintendent of Schools ; eighteen thou.
schools, one thousand five hundred and thirty-one.
Newfoundland. — Eleven principal sta. tions ; eleven Missionaries; one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine members in society; in the schools, one thousand four hundred and twenty-eight.
sand one hundred members in society ; in the schools, two thousand three hundred and eighty.
Honduras-Bay.-Two Missionaries; one hundred and sixty-five in society; in the schools, ninety children.
New-Providence. -- Two Missionaries ; five hundred and thirteen in society ; in the schools, five hundred and two.
Eleuthera.-One Missionary ; four hundred members of society; in the schools, three hundred and seventy-three.
Harbour-Island.-One Missionary ; five hundred and thirty-one members of society ; in the schools, three hundred and seventyeight.
Abaco.-One Missionary; two hundred and sixty-two members of society ; in the schools, three hundred and five.
Eruma.-Four members in society.
Hayti, formerly called St. Domingo.Four principal stations; three Missionaries, and two Assistant Missionaries; the languages used are English, French, and Spapish; members in society, one hundred and fifty-six ; in the schools, fifty.three.
Turk's- Islands.—One Missionary; one hundred and seventy-five members in society ; in the schools, one hundred and thirty-four.
The society occupies about two hundred and twenty-four principal stations; its Mis. sionaries are about three hundred and forty; its Catechists and salaried Schoolmasters, &c., are about three hundred; the Assist. ants and Teachers, not salaried, are upwards of four thousand. Six printing establishments are supported on the foreign stations.
The members of the society, or commu. picants under the spiritual care of the Missionaries, are upwards of sixty-six thousand eight hundred. The total number at. tending their ministry may be reckoned at about two hundred thousand. In the schools there are upwards of forty-nine thousand adults and children.
Upwards of twenty different languages are used by the Missionaries; and into several of them the translation of the Scriptures, and of other useful and instructive books, is in progress.
BRITISH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA.
Upper Canada.—Thirteen principal stations among the Chippewa and other Indiins, to whom the Gospel is preached in their own language; seventeen Missionaries, and one Assistant Missionary; one thɔusand five hundred and sixty-seven in society; in the schools, two thousand.
Lower Canada.-Fourteen principal stations ; eleven Missionaries, and five As. sistant Missionaries; two thousand seven hundred and eighty-four members of society; in the schools, one thousand and ninety.
Nova Scotia.-Twelve principal stations ; nine Missionaries, and three Assistant Missionaries; two thousand and twenty in society ; in the schools, five hundred and eighty-five.
Island of Cape-Breton.- Two principal stations; two Missionaries; one hundred and fifty-six in society; in the schools, eighty-five children.
Princł Edward's Island.—Three princi. pal stations ; three Missionaries, and one Assistant Missionary ; six hundred and twenty-eight members in society; in the schools, three hundred and sixteen.
New-Brunswick.—Thirteen principal stations; nineteen Missionaries, and four As. sistant Missionaries ; in society, two thousand four hundred and ninety; in the
THE MISSIONARY'S FAREWELL. FAREWELL, thou favoured land,
Where Jesu's name is known ; Where many a chosen band
The Lord their Saviour own ; Far, far from thee we go,
In distant climes to dwell, Land of our fathers ! lo,
We bid thy shores—Farewell ! As o'er the boundless sea,
To stranger-lands we roam, Fond thoughts will stray to thee,
Our native land, our home! Thy name will still be dear,
Though waves between us roll, Affection claims a tear,
As now we breathe-Farewell ! Oh ! may the God of Love,
Our guardian and our guide, With blessings from above,
With thee, our land, abide !
In distant climes to dwell, -
A. S. H.
SUBSCRIPTIONS and Donations in aid of the Fands of this Society will be thankfully received by the Treasurer or Secretaries, at the Mission House, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, and by Messrs. Hankey, the Society's Bankers 7, Fenchurch-street, London ; in Edin. burgh, by Mr. George Yule, Broughton Hall; in Glasgow, by Mr. Risk, 9, Cochranestreet; and in Dublin, by Messrs. J. D. La Touche and Co., or at 7, Lower Abbey-street.
MISSION CHAPEL, COIMBATOOR.
The Province of Coimbatoor, in the Peninsula of India, lies between 10° 45' and 11° 48' N. lat. ; 76° 50' and 78° 10' E. long. On the north it is bounded by the Mysore country and the river Cauvery ; on the south by the province of Dindigul ; on the east by the Collectorates of Salem and Trichinopoly; on the West by the Ghauts, Neelgherry, and Vellangherry ranges of mountains.
It is divided into 14 Talooks.* Its extent from north to south is about 110 English
miles ; east to west, 115. The superficial extent of the province is estimated at 8,000 square geographical miles, and the average height of the plain above the level of the sea is computed to be about 900 feet. The distance of its eastern boundary from the Coromandel coast is 150 miles, and the distance of its western boundary from the Malabar coast, 80 miles. It is for the most part an open country, with a few jungles, which contain a variety of timber trees, the principal of which are the teak, black-wood, and sandal-wood. The other produce consists chiefly of grain, tobacco, cotton, and indigo.
The population is nearly a million, of which the Hindoos, who are divided into a great number of castes, form the majority ; the remainder consists chiefly of Mohammedans and Romanists, with a few Protestant Christians. There are about 16,000 Brahmins, 500 of whoin officiate as priests in the large endowed pagodas, and to these idolatrous establishments 2,000 dancing girls are attached. Of the large pagodas there are 100, with innumerable smaller ones, every village containing several.
The capital of the province is the town of Coimbatoor, which is situated in lat. 10° 59' 41" N.; long. 76° 59' 46" E. Its height above the level of the sea is 1,483 feet. By the last census, the town contained nearly 4,000 houses, and on the low calculation of five individuals to each house, the population would be 20,000; but as this estimate excludes a large portion of the suburbs, the resident inhabitants must considerably exceed this number. To these may be added the occasional residents and visiters, who are very numerous, as Coimbatoor is a place of extensive trade, and a great thoroughfare to other places. The inhabitants are mostly Hindoos, but there are considerable numbers of Mohammedans, &c., consisting of 48 different classes. The town is without walls ; the streets are clean, regularly laid out, and of considerable width. The houses being nearly all tiled, the town appears much neater than the generality of Indian towns, and the health of the inhabitants is, no doubt, by this circumstance much promoted. Its distance from Madras is 315 miles (English) from Bangalore, 178 ; from Quilon, 229 ; from Nagercoil, 309; and from Salem about 100.
The Mission at Coimbatoor was commenced in October, 1830, through the instrumentality of the Rev. W. B. Addis, who had previously laboured for about two years at Trevandrum and Nagercoil, and has been continued with augmenting encouragement to the present time. In addition to the regular preaching at the station, Tamil and English, the Gospel is communicated to multitudes of people at the numerous out-posts connected with it. These, extending in various directions over the province, are ten in number. There are twelve native assistants, two at the principal station, and one at each of the out-stations ; the whole under the superintendence of Mr. Addis, who much encouraged by the diligence and devotedness manifested by them in the prosecution of their work. The Mission church has 13 members, principally natives.
From the most recent communications of Mr. Addis, it is gratifying to learn that a spirit of religious inquiry extensively prevails amongst the native population throughout the province, and that the bearing of the people towards those engaged in propagating the truth, is marked by increasing courtesy and kindness. They are found generally disposed to listen to the preaching of the Gospel. Nuin. bers have renounced idolatry, and desire to be instructed in Christian doctrine. Others profess Christianity, but fear to renounce Hinduism lest they should incur the displeasure of their relatives and friends. Many declare that the dread of losing caste alone prevents them from coming forward and avowing themselves as disciples of Christ. But there is reason to hope that even the restraints of caste are gradually wearing away. In July last, Mr. Addis states, a considerable excite