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as members of the congregation ; eight admitted to the Lord's table ; and five heathen, who bad removed to new Herrnbut two years ago, were baptized. The congregation consisted of 362 souls, of which number, 168 were commuvicants. The winter had been uncommonly mild ; the cold never exceeding 15.4 degrees below 0, by Reaumur's thermometer, and the Greenlanders suffered no want of provisions. On the 27th of February, they had a severe storm, resembling a tornado. One hundred years have elapsed, since the worthy Danish Missionary Egede cominenced the Greenland mission; a jubilee has been appointed by the Danish Government, to be cele. brated on the 16th Sunday after Trinity, whereof notice has been sent to all the settlements of the Danish and United Brethren's Missions. U. B. M. Intelligencer.
POLYNESIA.-SANDWICH ISLANDS. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions intend to send a reinforcement to the mission established on this group of “the isles of the sea," early in next month. We shall not detail all the arguments and notices which bave been published to draw public attention to this mission, but extract from the Missionary Herald, published some time ago, some remarks to which we would call the serious attention of our readers.
THERE can be no doubt, that ample supplies will be furnished to the mission under consideration, unless the deficiency arise from a too confi. dent expeciation that they will be furnished without effort. If Christians in one place wait to see what will be done by their brethren in other places, the proper time may elapse before any thing considerable is done at all. To avoid this unhappy issue, the Committee would urge upon those, who feel able to make an offering to this part of the Lord's service, that they do it immediately; that they invite the co-operation of others, in their respective circles ; and that they act, as though much depended on their own exertions and examples, and without waiting for the example of others. It is intended to make some particular exertions at Boston, in behalf of this mission, immediately previous to the embark. ation. The advantages, which such an occasion will present, are obvious; but the reasons, which make a delay proper in this case, do not apply to other cities and towns.
While the liberality of the Christian public is solicited to furnish the pecuniary means of supporting and increasing this mission, it is important that the temporal wants of the missionaries be not suffered to engross the thoughts of their friends and patrons. Their spiritual wants are much more urgent; and, unless they derive supplies from the inexhaustible Fountain of grace and wisdom, their condition will be wretched, and their labours ineffectual. Many pious persons seem to fall into the error of supposing, that missionaries are almost beyond the reach of temptation; that their hearts are always, and as a matter of course, kept in a state of progressive holiness; and that they are to be regarded rather as having achieved a complete triumph over the world and its snares, than as still subject to the same evils as other Christians. This is a great mistake. The best missionaries are willing to acknowledge their ex
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posure to temptation and sin; and, beyond a doubt, this exposure is ofte en peculiarly great. They are removed far from the influence of Chris: tian society, and even from the restraints of civilization. They see nothing, in the character of heathens and savages, which reminds them of the piety and morality of the Gospel. They can seldom expect to be comforted by the visit of a pious stranger. They can have no Christian or ininisterial intercourse, beyond the limits of their own little community. They are obliged to contend, at all times, against a thousand unfriendly influences from within and without. How shall they stand in these circumstances, unless God be on their side ?
While they lay these things seriously to heart, and say, “If thy presence go not with us, carry us not up hence,” let all, who have an interest at the throne of grace, importunately ask in their behalf, that they may well understand their own characters and motives, before they engage in the work; that they may never disappoint the hopes of the church, or of the heathen; that they may never bring reproach upon the holy cause, in which they are embarked ; that, having put their hands to the plough, they may never look back ; that they may make an entire and cheerful surrender of themselves to Christ, for his service among the heathen ; that their health may be preserved, and their lives prolonged ; that they may be delivered from perils of the sea, perils of the heathen, and perils of false brethren ; that they may have wisdom to exert a salutary influence over all with whom they are called to associate ; that they may never faint, nor be discouraged, even in the most appalling circumstances ; that they may stand prepared for trials of many different kinds ; that'they may urge forward their work, with all possible industry, energy, and perseverance ; that they may continually keep in view the embassy, on which they are sent, the eternal consequences of all they do, and the awful realities of the judgment day ; that they may be men of prayer, holding daily communion with God, looking to Jesus as the Author and Finisher of their faith, and following Hiin, as the Captain of their galvation, and the only Hope of a perishing world ; that they may obtain grace of the Lord to be successful, and may be encouraged, by evident tokens of his presence, to labour with increasing activity and zeal to the end of life ; and that, having been the favoured instruments of planting the Gospel in islands where the true God was not known, they may experience the blessedness of those who have turned many to righteousness, and may be admitted to the society of faithful missionaries, who, from the times of the apostles to the present day, have extended the boundaries of the church, and been wit.. nesses for Christ in the dark places of the earth.
UNITED STATES.-RevivaLS OF RELIGION, In Tyringham, Mass.--A special meeting of the church was called, and from a conviction, that the existing state of things was greatly to be deplored, they voted to send out a committee to visit from house to house, and to submit a report at the next meeting. Twice was a committee sent out for this purpose and reports made. These exertions were accompanied by prayer, for which, by agreement, stated seasons were set apart by the church. The church in Lee, where there was a power
ful revival of religion, by request, and in conformity to the spirit and practice of the times, sent us a visiting committee. But the arm of re!igious exertion seenied to be paralyzed by the prevalence of sin and stupidity.
Previous to the time specified for another anxious meeting, the next week, it was seen that preparations were making among young people for a ball. This arrangement was deprecated by some as a serious evil; but others viewed it as an indication of good, as the last efforts of an expiriug enemy, determined to give a parting blow. Nor were they mistaken. On the evening appointed for the ball, a number collected ; but as the assembly was not graced by the presence of a single female, they soon dispersed with mortified feelings, with wounded pride, and with frustrated hopes.
The next evening about 25 attended the anxious meeting, some of whom began to hope and rejoice in the Lord Jesus; others were deeply convicted of sin, and the rest were more or less anxious about the concerns of the soul. The subsequent week, the number was considerably increased ; and for a few of the succeeding weeks it continued with about an equal ratio of increase, until it amounted to rising of one hundred.
The revival in the month of March was slow and gradual in its progress. In this month there were not more than eight hopeful subjects of grace. On the last week in March, and on the first week in April, the revival broke forth with great power, and extended rapidly and in various directions from the place where it commenced its operations. It continued for a few days with accelerated force, and 30, as the fruits of it that week, were hopefully the subjects of conversion.
From this time the work advanced ; not indeed with the rapidity and power by which it was so strongly marked the first week in April, but solemnly and steadily, and with distinctness and decision, till the middle of June. Eighty were induced to cherish a hope of pardoned sin.
Of the number, that have expressed hopes, about 40 have been examined, propounded, and on the first Sabbath in September, will make a religious profession, and for the first time will mingle with their brethreo around the sacramental board. Others as fruits of the revival, will unite themselves to the church hereafter. A few individuals will probably be united to other denominations. Those who are about to profess their faith in the Redeemer, under the impressions received during the awakening, are principally from among the youth. Many family altars, perfumed with the morning and evening sacrifice, have been erected. The proportion of males to that of females, is as 2 to 3.
In Somers, Conn.- About eight weeks since it began to be manifest that the Spirit was moving upon the hearts of God's people, and that sinners where no longer indifferent to the monentous question of the trembling jailor. Soon the voice of distress was heard, and soon too it was mingled with that of rejoicing and praise. The work has been still, but powerful. Between 90 and 100 are rejoicing in hope. At our last meeting of anxious inquiry, about 170 were present, including 60, who hope that they have recently passed from death unto life. The work is still spreading, and has, perhaps, never been more interesting than at the present moment.
We have had information direct from South Wilbraham, that the member of hopeful converts in that town, and in Somers, is not far from
24, 200; and that the good work still goes on. A similar attention has been excited in other towns in the vicinity. In Ellington, nearly 20 persons : and in Tolland, 60 give some evidence of having recently become subjects of that Kingdom which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost Recorder.
JEWISH EMIGRANTS. Philadelphia, Aug. 20.--A company of German emigrants, eighty-four in pumber, passed through this city on Sunday morning, on their way in Ohio. We are informed that they profess the Jewish faith, but what is most remarkable is, they all make up one family, consisting of grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grand children, &c. all connected. They appear to be rich for settlers, having brought with them from Germany, wagons, harness, and various kinds of goods, wares, and merchandise, sufficient to fill ten baggage wagons. In two of the wagons, it must however be observed, they found room to deposite the children. The men and women trudged on foot. The long beards, broad brimmed hats, small clothes and short coats of the former, with the drugget bed gowns and red under-dress of the latter, gave the whole group a singularity of aspect, such as was well calculated to arrest the attention of the passing traveller. Union.
MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.-SUMMARY. BURMAH.-- American Baptist Mission. A letter from Mrs. Judson, who is now in England on her way to America, dated at Calcutta in December last, states that Mr. Judson was well, and duly expecting the arrival of Dr. and Mrs. Price, and Mr. and Mrs. Hough, with their two children, who sailed for Rangoon on the 30th of December. Thirteen Burmans have been baptized; but the present prospects of the mission are rather gloomy, on account of the persecuting spirit manifested by the government.
India WITHIN THE GANGES.-Serampore. A letter received in Philadelphia from Dr. Ward, states that the College buildings form a noble pile. Strangers visit them daily, though in an unfinished state.
“ One of the Sanscrit Students (says Dr. W.) is a member with us, a young man of promising parts, and I hope really pious.” “ Another student in Sanscrit, a fine youth, has offered himself for church membersbip.” “I found the number of native converts had considerably increased during my absence, and when I had them all, meu and women, one by one, to talk to, and to talk to them about the state of their souls, I was surprised to observe the increase.” The New Testament in eight languages has recently issued from the Serampore press ; and in eleven languages the same book is now in press. The Old Testament in four languages is in press, and in three other languages it is now reprinting. The Schools are less extensive, for the want of funds. Besides Calcutta and Serampore, there are eight missionary stations, supported by the proceeds of the labour of the Serampore Brethren. Mr. John Marshman is about to visit England.
Female education is commencing here and there on a small scale, ..! and the government continues favourable. Mr. W. concludes by saying, “We want the days of Brainerd, the revivals of America, Oh! pray for us. Forget us not. Wrestle earnestly for us, that India may yield her increase."
MASSACHUSETTS. --Baptist Missionary Society. This institution, which was formed twenty years ago, continues in the sphere of active usefulness, and employs thirteen Missionaries in the States of NewHampshire, Vermont, New-York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Mlinois, Massachusetts, and the Province of New-Brunswick. Mr. Kimball, at Claremont, writes, “the number of those who have passed from death unto life is about sixty. The good work is still going on.” “In Bradford, about thirty souls have been hopefully converted unto God.” Mr. Cook states that in the part of New Hampshire which has been the scene of his labours, “ There are not less than twelve towns in that region, which are destitute of the Gospel, and many had not beard a sermon for nine years. “But we have not room for further extracts. The whole report gives ample testimony to the faithfulness of the Missionaries and the importance of their work, whether we regard it as a command of the Gospel or the destitute state of those sections of our country where they have laboured. We would here remark, that the cause of Home Missions is gaining upon the attention of Christians of all denominations, and that, when viewed in connexion with Foreign Missions, there appears a remarkable fulfilment * of the promise, He that watereth shall be watered also himself.
THE JUDGMENTS OF HEAVEN UPON OUR CITY. Our readers will naturally expect that we should not dismiss this number without a formal notice of the fever which exists in our city. In the absence of important political news, we shall devote the pages usually allotted to our “ Civil Retrospect," to direct the attention of our citizens to the subject which seems so fully to engross the public mind. The last three weeks have considerably enlarged the boundaries of the infected district ; though, as appears from the official reports, the number of daily victims continues to be about the same. In the mean-time, the Board of Health, in conjunction with the Corporation, are taking such measures to check the progress of the disease, as appear to them to promise the best results. That part of the city extending from the Battery to Fulton-street, is nearly evacuated, though, on the East River, no cases of fever have originated, we believe, east of Nassau and Broad-streets, if we except one or two in Wallstreet. The banks and public offices have removed to the upper part of Broadway and to Greenwich Village, where the principal part of the business of the city is transacted, and where people from the country may come, with no more exposure to the disease than in former years.
To such efforts for averting this public calamity as the civil authorities have used, we yield our most hearty assent. Our belief in the agency of God, who is omnipresent, and extends his providence to the minutest portions of his creation, is not, in the least, at variance with the fact of operating through the instrumentality of second causes. To such causes, we have never doubted, the pres sent calamity may be distinctly traced. And we anticipate deliverance from it, in the use of appropriate means, or through some perceptible change in the state of our atmosphere; although now the agent of the disease may elude the grasp of the chymist and philosopher. But while we cheerfully admit all this, and are,