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EAST-INDIA MISSIONS OF THE

CIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN
KNOWLEDGE.

sou were baptized. Being baptized, we

insisted upon their becoming industrious in their proper business. All

of them had very good fields, which (Continued from Vol. for 1814, p. 752.) T.

they were exhorted to cultivate. To HE Report for

1792 makes honourable mention of the efforts of inspection. I went and visited them

these exhortations, we added ocular the Rev. D. Brown and the Rev. J. in their villages. Having examined Owen, and also of W. Chambers,* them in respect of their knowledge,

Udny, Esqrs. to and prayed with them, which was keep alive the Society's Mission in commonly done in the presence of a Calcutta. The efforts of the Society, great many Heathens, I desired to however, to procure a supply for great many Heathens, I desired to

see the fruits of their industry, on that station, had proved unsuccess

which they fully satisfied me. I ful,

then exhorted them to be honest, in Mr. Gerické had baptized 71

paying the usual rent to Governchildren and 16 adults, and had put to

ment, which they soon did in a pleaspress a translation of the Pilgrim's ing manner. The appearance was Progress in the Malabar Lang" ze. agreeable, and the prospect hopeful. Mr. Swartz had baptized, in the

As the water courses in their district Tanjore station, 87 Heathens, and

had not been cleared for fifteen years, had received 23 converts from Pope, by which neglect the cultivation was ry. At Palamcottah, Mr. Jænické impeded, and the harvest lessened, had baptized 40 Heathens, and re

I entreated the collector to advance a ceived 12 Roman Catholick converts.

sum of money to clear them, promisAt Tranquebar, 18 adult converts ing to send people to inspect the had been added to the congregation. work. The work was completely The schools contained 166 children. The Rev. C. W. Pæzold was this done, and those inhabitants who for?

merly, for want of water, had reaped year appointed one of the Society's only 4000 large measures, called Missionaries.

kalam, reaped now 14,000 kalam, The Rev. Mr. Swartz, in a letter

and rejoiced in the increase. The dated Madras, Feb. 5, 1793, observes

whole district reaped nearly 100,000 concerning the Heathens, that many kalam more than they had done the of them were baptized last year, and preceding year. But this our joy particularly some of those called

Tbe Kaller, who were looked upon as the Heathens observing that many of

was soon turned into grief. worst, and somewhat resemble the

their relativos wished to embrace thievish Arabians. These people, Christianity, and that such as had having been instructed two months, beet: baptized refused to join in their

* The death of Mr. Chambers is an. plundering e speditions, assembled, nounced, in the Report of the slicceeding year, as a severe loss to the interests of and formed an encampment, tirata true religion in India, and to the affairs of ening to extirpate Christianity. You the Calcutta Mission in particular.

all looked dismal. Many of the Christ. Obsery. No, 157.

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EAST-INDIA MISSIONS OF THE

CIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN
KNOWLEDGE.

so- . were baptized. Being baptized, we

insisted upon their becoming industrious in their proper business. All

of them had very good fields, which (Continued from Vol. for 1814, p. 752.) T

they were exhorted to cultivate. To HE Report for

1792 makes

these exhortations, we added ocular honourable mention of the efforts of the Rev. D. Brown and the Rev. J. in their villages. Having examined

inspection. I went and visited them Owen, and also of W. Chambers,*

them in respect of their knowledge, C. Grant, and Udny, Esqrs, to

and prayed with them, which was keep alive the Society's Mission in commonly done in the presence of a Calcutta. The efforts of the Society, great many Heathens, I desired to however, to procure a supply for great many Heathens, I desired to

see the fruits of their industry, on that station, had proved unsuccess

which they fully satisfied me. I ful.

then exhorted them to be honest, in Mr. Gerické had baptized 71

paying the usual rent to Governchildren and 16 adults, and had put to

ment, which they soon did in a pleaspress a translation of the Pilgrim's ing manner. The appearance was Progress in the Malabar Lang" mes agreeable, and the prospect hopeful. Mr. Swartz had baptized, in the

As the water courses in their district Tanjore station, 87 Heathens, and

had not been cleared for fifteen years, had received 23 converts from Pope. by which neglect the cultivation was ry. At Palamcottah, Mr. Jænické impeded, and the harvest lessened, had baptized 40 Heathens, and re

I entreated the collector to advance a ceived 12 Roman Catholick converts.

sum of money to clear them, promisAt Tranquebar, 18 adult converts had been added to the congregation. work. The work was completely

ing to send people to inspect the The schools contained 166 children. done, and those inhabitants who forThe Rev. C. W. Pæzold was this

merly, for want of water, had reaped year appointed one of the Society's only 4000 large measures, called Missionaries.

kalam, reaped now 14,000 kalam, The Rev. Mr. Swartz, in a letter and rejoiced in the increase. The dated Madras, Feb. 5, 1793, observes whole district reaped nearly 100,000 concerning the Heathens, that many kalam more than they had done the of them were baptized last year, and

preceding year. But this our joy particularly some of those called

Tbe Kaller, who were looked upon as the Heathens observing that many of

was soon turned into grief. worst, and somewhat resemble the

their relativos wished to einbrace thievish Arabians.-" These people, Christianity, and that such as had having been instructed two months, beef buprized refused to join in their

* The death of Mr. Chambers is an. plundering expeditions, assembled, nounced, in the Report of the succeeding and formed an encampment, throatyear, as a severe loss to the interests of true religion in India, and to the affairs of ening to extirpate Christianity. Now the Calcutta Mission in particular.

all looked dismal. Many of the Christ. Obsery. No, 157,

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Christians were encouraged by their will prevail in the Tinnavelly counrelations, who were Heathens, to try. Himself and Sattianaden had form an opposite camp. But I ex. severally made journeys into parts of horted the Christians to make use the country, where the word of God of other weapons, viz. prayer, hu. had never before been preached; mility, and patience; telling them in and the people were generally alstrong terms, that if they became tentive, and desirous of hearing : aggressors, I should disown them. they assembled in hundreds, and This disturbance lasted four months, shewed him every respect, and num and became very serious, as the male- bers had conducted him from village contents neglected the cultivation of to village. Sattianaden had expetheir own fields, and deterred others rienced the same attention. More from doing it. I wrote to these mis- than thirty people canie afterwards guided people, (lor they had niis-' to Palamcotta to be instructed and chievous guides,) sent catechists to baptized. Such happy effects, he them, exhorted them not to commit remarks, would often be experience such horrid sins, and reminded them ed, could such journeys be frequently that my former endeavours, so bene. repeated. ficial to them, had not merited such Mr. Jænické mentions, that Mr. treatment. At last, finding no oppo. Swartz had translated the Secretary's sition from the Christians, and not Letter addressed to Sattianaden, and being willing to be looked upon as that its contents had given him unthe aggressors, all went to their speakable joy, and had animated him homes and work, ploughing and to a greater enjoyment of Christ's sowing with double diligence. My holy religion, to live conformably to heart rejoiced at the kind overruling its rules, to follow Christ, to set a Providence.-Surely he is a God good example to all persons, and to that heareth prayer.”

be faithful to the charge committed The Rey. Mr. Jænické, in a letter to him. dated at Tanjore, observes, that, at The Danish Missionaries at Tran. Palamcotta, he had resided ten quebar state, that 24 Heathens had months, preaching on Sundays in been baptized ; that 1000 persons Malabar and English, and on Fridays had communicated in the Lord's in Malabar. Sometimes Sattianaden Supper; and that 176 children had had preached for him, “in his native been instructed and maintained in language. The gentlemen and other the Mission Schools. Europeans regularly frequented the The Report of 1794, contains the church, to which they were encou- well-known letter of Mr. Swartz, raged by the good example of the written to vindicate himself, and the commanding officer. During his Missions generally, from the misstay at Palamncotta, he had instructed representations of Mr. Montgomery and baptized 60 Heathens, and bad Campbell, in the House of Comlikewise received several converts inons; and to which we have often from Popery. The Christians in the referred in our pages. Tinnavelly district generally resided The annual account for 1795 in the country, and formed several states, that Mr. Claudius Buchanan, congregations. For the use of those who is now going out to Bengal, at Padpanadabụram, and at Parani, promises much friendly attention 10 he bad erected some chapels, at the the concerns of the Calcutta Misexpense or Mr. Swartz. Many of sion. Mr. Swartz, at Tanjore, obthose converts were Christians, not serves, that contemplating the cirin name only, but in reality. There cumstances of the Missionaries, he is every reason to hope, he observes, could not but feel much that at a future period Christianity One at Tranquebar, Mr. Kæning,

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