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The Returns of the Schools and Scholars are in several cases deficient; and, in a few instances, have been supplied from the Table of last year. In Sierra Leone, each District is
is reckoned as a Station, instead of each Parish as formerly; and all the Village Schools are now under the charge of the Government.
STATIONS AND NAMES OF MISSIONARIES
*** In the following List, the Wives of the Missionaries are included, though their specific employment is not stated: as it is always expected by the Society, that they should lay themselves out to do good, in every practicable way, among the Native Females; not only by cultivating Jamiliar intercourse with them, but by Education of the Children and Instruction of the Adults.
AUSTRALASIA Mrs.SION. 1816. new south-wales. James Lisk, Catechist, Mrs. Lisk. New Zealand. Rangheehoo. John King, James Shepherd, Catechists. Mrs. King, Mrs. Shepherd.
Kiddeekiddee. William Yate, Missionary. James Kemp, George Clarke, James Hamlin, Charles Baker, Catechists. Mrs. Kemp, Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Hamlin, Mrs. Baker.
Pyhea. Henry Williams, William Williams, Missionaries. Richard Davis, William Fairburn, Catechists. William Puckey, Artisan. Mrs. H. Williams, Mrs. W. Williams, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Fairburn.
On their Voyage: Alfred Nesbit Brown, Missionary. Charles Davis, Carpenter. Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Davis, Miss Hart.
WEST-INDIES MISSION. 1816. JAMAICA. Papine. William Manning, Catechist. Salt Savanna. Ebenezer Collins, Catechist. Low Ground. — Calman, Catechist. Mrs. Calman. Blue-Mountain Walley. Richard Harris, Catechist. Accompong Town. Thomas Cleland Sharpe, Catechist. — Wilson, Assistant. Charlotte Bouquet, Schoolmistress. Moore Town. David M'Pherson, Catechist. Charles Town. R. Burrows, Catechist.
Coley. Joshua Wood, Catechist. Cavaliers. H. Phillips, Catechist. Port Antonio. T. Tollemache, Catechist. Montgomery's Corner, St. Andrew's, Hampson Wynter, Catechist. DEMERARA. Charles Carter, Catechist. Essequipo. John Armstrong, Catechist. antigua. William Dawes, Superintendant. Thomas Prizgar, William Anderson, Catechists.
NORTH. WEST AMERICA MISSION.
At home :
David T. Jones, Missionary.
By MissionARy, in the preceding List, is to be understood one who has been admitted to Holy Orders—by Teacher, one who, not having been Ordained, engages, as a Catechist; in such religious care and general instruction of the people as may be consistent with his character as a Layman—by Assistant, one who is chiefly occupied in School Instruction, as CHURCH MISSIONARY ASSOCIATIONS.
Superintendant, Master, Mistress, or Usher.
WHEN a disposition appears in any place to assist the designs of the Society by establishing an Association in its support, a Meeting of persons favourable to such a measure should be called. The friends who meet for this purpose should form themselves into a “Church Missionary Association, in aid of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East;” and should proceed to appoint a Committee and proper Officers.
In large Towns, comprehending several Parishes, it may be expedient to appoint a President, Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Secretary ; with a pretty numerous Committee, composed of persons from the different Parishes.
In Parochial Associations, a Treasurer,a Secretary,and a smaller Committee, under the Presidency of the Clergyman, may be best suited to conduct the business.
It may sometimes be found expedient to form Associations in Separate Congregations in the same Parish, rather than one Association in the parish at large; and in this case also, a Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee, under the Presidency of the Clergyman, will suffice to accomplish the object.
In a Voluntary Union of Friends, whether the members of the same family, the children of a school, or persons connected by affinity or friendship, such arrangements may be made as may prove most convenient to themselves.
In this manner, benevolent persons, willing to assist the designs of the Society, from the domestic circle to the largest town, may unite for a purpose most beneficial to their own minds, while it expresses a due regard to the glory of God in the salvation of the Heathen, and a proper sense of their own infinite obligations to Divine Mercy.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS SUITABLE FOR ASSOCIATIONS.
I. Annual Members of this Association shall be, all persons subscribing annually One Guinea or upward, or, if Clergymen, Half-a-Guinea; and also such Persons as shall collect in its behalf One Shilling or upward per week. II. Life Members shall be Benefactors of Ten Guineas or upward, or, if Clergymen, such as shall contribute Congregational Collections to the amount of Twenty Guineas, and Executors paying bequests of Fifty Pounds. III. Annual Governors shall be Subscribers of Five Guineas per Annum. IV. Life Governors shall be Benefactors of Fifty Pounds. V. Members will be entitled to receive the Reports of this Association, and also the Annual Reports of the Parent Society, and to vote at all their General Meetings; and Collectors of One Shilling and upward per week will receive either a Copy of each Monthly Number of the Missionary Register, or Annual Report of the Parent Society.-Governors will be entitled to receive the Reports; and, if Members of the established Church, to vote at all Committee and General Meetings of both the Association and the Parent Society.—Clergymen will have the same privilege as Governors. VI. The business of the Association shall be under the management of a Patron, a President, Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, Secretaries, Governors, and a Committee not exceeding Lay Members of the Established Church, and of all Clergymen who are Members of this Association. The Committee to meet on the-– in the months of January, April, July, and October, at o'clock; Five Members being competent to act. VII. The object of the Committee shall be, to call forth the zeal of welldisposed Persons, and particularly those of the Established Church, in support of the Church Missionary Society; and to recommend proper Persons who may offer themselves as Missionaries to the Parent Society—to disperse as widely as possible Missionary Information—to promote the formation of Branch Associations—and to procure Collections and other Contributions. VIII. The whole of the Funds so obtained, after deducting incidental expenses only, shall be remitted to the Church Missionary Society in aid of its designs. IX. A General Meeting shall be held annually, on such day in the month of as shall be found expedient (of which due notice shall be given), when a Report of the Proceedings of the Association shall be presented.