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tnaries who were sent to reside in the | as a Missionary. Tzatoo earnestly desire interior of Africa, and to others who ed his son, now a preacher in the Caffre have touched at the Cape in their way language, and Mr. Williams, (an English to the East. He has lately taken a jour- Missionary,) to settle with him; bat it ney of 10 weeks into the interior; in the was necessary first to visit Geika, the course of which he travelled 1100 miles, principal chief. He received them afand preached the word of life to thou- fectionately, assured them that the whole sands of colonists, Hottentots, and slaves. country was before them, and that they
Mr. Bakkar labours at STELLENBOSCH, might settle where they pleased. and Messrs. Seidenfaden and Wimmer at GRACE Hill.-Mr. Read, who visited CALEDON, 120 miles E. of Cape Town, this new station on his way to Lattakoo, where they have a church of 67 adults, among some of the wildest and most une and many candidates for baptism, civilized of the human race, where Mr.
At HIGH KRALL, about 300 miles from i Smit has for some time laboured, saysthe Cape, in the same direction, Mr. “On my arrival here I was much pleased Pacalt gives us a favourable accoant of with the appearance of things, so that the state of bis mission. About 300 per- instead of Thornberg, we agreed to call sons are attached to the settlement, but it Grace Hill. About three months ago cannot attend constantly, on account of God was pleased to pour out his Spirit their scattered situation and various em- on the people here, first among the Oorployments. About 22 converted natives, lams, and the poor Bushmen; seven of among whom was a man nearly 100 years whom, including a captain, have been of age, have been baptized, and others baptized.” A church of Christ is now appear to be seriously concerned about formed in this once desolate spot, and religion. A school is supported, in which the moral wilderness begins to blossom as many receive daily instruction.
the rose. As Mr. Read found that the BETH ELSDORP, about 600 miles east of intended settlement at Makoon's Krall Cape Town. From this interesting sta- could not be immediately commenced, he tion we have information that the work proposed that the brethren, Corner and of conversion among the Hottentots is Goeyman, who were intended for that still going forward. A concern about place, should proceed to Rhinoster Founreligion has been manifested also among tain, situated about three days' journey the Boors, who unite with the Hottentots in the way to Griqua Town: 300 Bushin acts of devotion. “Our school,” says
men are said to inhabit that spot. Mr. Mr. Read, “ flourishes. We only want Read resolved to accompany them, and Bibles, we could soon dispose of 2 or with his people assist them in building a 300." This want was no sooner made house. We take a plough with us, known to the British and Foreign Bible says Mr. Read. Let it be remembered, Society, than it was amply supplied. A that in Africa the Bible and the Plough Journal just received states that 143 per-| go together. sons have been baptized, (one aged 70) HEPAZIBAH, Formerly Rhinoster Founand 100 children.
tain.-A letter from Mr. Read informs At Theopolis, in Albany; the people us he arrived here, Sept. 21st, and judge have greatly improved in their habits of ing it to be a fit spot for a missionary industry, and have sown about 50 sacks station, began to make some preparations of corn the last year. The school goes on for a settlement. For a time none of the pretty well; and 70 more persons were Bushmen came near them ; but at length baptized during the last year.
the captain (Slinger) and others arrived, CAFERARIA. It was stated in the last and heartily welcomed the Missionaries. year's Report, that many of the Caffres A piece of land was purchased, and had repeatedly expressed a strong desire some agricultural tools procured from that Missionaries from Bethelsdorp might Grace Hill. After the people had heard visit them, and settle in their country. the word daily, morning and evening, for The war between the colony and them some time, the mind of the captain seemhaving ceased, our brethren, with the per- ed to be deeply impressed. He exclaimmission of Government, commenced this ed before all the people—“Now I believe great undertaking in April 1816. After there is a God. We must pray to him a difficult journey they crossed the Great that he may teach us more. I never had Fish River, and were soon joined by a such a heart before, All the Bushmen number of Caffres, who had been pre- must come to hear this great word. I pared for their coming by the exhorta- must have a house built, and all my chiltions of Makanna, an extraordinary man, dren must be taught.” Mr. Read, in the who had resumed the character of a Re- course of his journey, entered a hut, where former. They were introduced to a chief he found a Bootsuanna woman, who told named Kobus Congo, and afterwards to him that she should never forget that Makanna himself, who received them evening which he and Mr. Campbell gladly. They then visited Tzatoo, father spent there : for it was by the preaching of the young chief who had formerly re- of the word on that evening that she was vided at Bethelsdorp, where he was con- brought to the knowledge of the Gospel, verted, and who now accompanied them ever since which, he was informed, that
she has manifested the spirit of true reli- at Malta, and in the West Indies--the gion. It is also believed, that her hus- growth of missionary zeal in the Netherband is a converted man. The parents lands and in the United States-that and friends of both reside at Lattakoo, to there are 20 missionary students under, which place they are gone with Mr. the care of Dr. Bogue, at Gosport, and Read; and as they can speak the Dutch states that the Society is meditating new as well as the Bootsuanga language, it is missions to Madagascar and Siberia. hoped that they may be very useful in Mr. HANKEY then gave a brief statethe first introduction of the Gospel into ment of the Society's funds, by which it that city.
appeared that the expenditure of the GRIQUA Town.-Occurrences of an past year amounted to nearly £19,000, unpleasnat nature disturbed the peace which had been more than equalled by and threatened the safety of this station, the receipts. at the beginniug of the last year ; but the Dr. Bogue of Gosport then moved the arrival of Corn Kok, in Sept. last, ap- adoption of the Report, and in a speech pears to have produced good effects. He of some length, took a review of the prehas greatly promoted the spirit for agri- sent state of the Mission, and closed culture, so that more corn has been sowo address by remarking the activity of the than ever before. He has also brought Society in having sent out 17 fresh Miswith him several lively Christians from sionaries in the course of the last year, Bethesda; and many young people have and the great diligence of all their Mislately been turned from darkness to light, sionaries in their respective sphere of of whom 40 were thought to be fit sub labour. As to other societies, they were jects for baptism.
to be regarded, not in the light of rivals, BETHESDA, about 600 miles north of but as 'allies: the only wish he had for the Cape.- By a letter received from Mr. their Society was, that it might excel all Sass, it appears that his labours have others in labours and success; and as we been so much blessed, that he has bap- now seemed to be fast approaching the tized 60 adult persons, and many others age of the millennium, he hoped that the are convinced of their sinful state.
ecclesiastical history which should then LATTAK00.-It may be proper here to be read, would in great part be filled by observe, that some of the brethren who the successful exertions of this Society. were designated to commence a mission at
Robert Stephen, Esq. Mr. Bennet of Lattakoo, having proceeded on their way Rotherham, Dr. Mason of New York, as far as Griqua Town, continued there and several others also addressed the for some time, waiting for the expected Meeting. arrival of Mr. Read, who intended to accompany them. But being impatient to make a beginning, and having received ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAPinformation from Lattakoo favourable to
TIST MISSION. their wishes, determined themselves to make the attempt. The attempt, how
The Anniversary Meeting of the Bapever, failed, and they returned.
tist Missionary Society, will be held on BETA ANY, in Namaqualand.- From Wednesday June 18th, when Mr. Kinga the Journal of Mr. Schmelen, for the horn of Norwich is expected to preach year 1815, which was long detained, we
at the Spa Fields Chapel, in the forenoon; learn that he has baptized 65 adults, be- service to begin at 11 o'clock. And in side 40 children. He says,
“ There is a
the evening of the same day, Mr. sincere desire among the
Namaquas to be Edmonds of Cambridge, is appointed to instructed in the way of salvation.”
preach at Sion Chapel. Service to com. PEACE MOUNTAIN, formerly Africa
mence at 6 o'clock. ner's Krall.-Mr. Ebner has enjoyed the high gratification of baptizing Africaner, the man who was once the terror of the
LITERARY NOTICES. whole country, and the unhappy instru
“ The Testimony of Jesus, the Spirit ment of dispersing the settlement at Warm Bath ; but now the lion appears to be
of Prophecy,” a Discourse from Rev.
xix. 10. transformed into a lamb, and he warmly espouses that faith which he once oppos. Mr. Booth, of Duke Street, Manches
, ed and persecuted.
Mr. Bartlett and ter Square, has lately published a third Mr. Marquard are gone to labour in the and very neat edition of the Memoirs of Namaqua country. Mr. B. coming to a Mrs. Harriett Newell, with a portrait, in krall of Namaquas, was forcihly detain- an 18mo. vol. price 2s. 6d. boards. ed; the people would not suffer him to depart till he had instructed them in the
Anecdotes of the cheering power of way of salvation ; some of them, it is Religion, By John Pike, Minister of the said laid themselves down in the road Gospel, Derby. 1200. 35. 6d. boards. before him, to prevent his departure.
Serious Warnings addressed to various The Report finally takes a brief notice classes of Persons, by J. Thornton, 12mo. of the Society's Missionaries in Canada, 2s. 6d, boards.
OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST, THE SUREST TEST OF OUR
DISCIPLESHIP. It is a very important enquiry want charity, without which he is which our Lord proposes to all nothing, 1 Cor. xiii. 1, 2. He suphis professed disciples, in Luke vi. poses there may be a knowledge 46. “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, that puffeth up, without the chaand do not the things which I say? rity that edifieth, 1 Cor. viii, 1–3. or which I command. The per- A man's vanity and sense of novelty sons who are thus addressed can- may be gratified with religious as not be avowed Heathens, Infidels, well as other speculations. Peror Deists, but professors of Christ's sons of this disposition may also name. They must be such as ac- have some degree of conviction of knowledge him to be the Messiah, the truth of the gospel, like many the Son of God and Saviour of the who are said to believe on Christ world; for they are represented as when they saw his miracles, to calling him "LORD, LORD.” They whom he would not commit himmust consequently have heard of self, John ii. 23, 24. and who were him, and have obtained some know- insensible of their bondage to sin, ledge of the gospel testimony con- ch. viii. 30, 33.-Simon Magus is cerning Jesus, wbich declares that also said to believe, Acts viii. 13. " He is Lord of all,” Acts x. 36. and the stony ground hearers to that “ God hath made him both believe for a while, Luke viii. 13. Lord and Christ.” Acts ii. 36. For They did not call the truth in quesno man can confess with his mouth tion while it cost them nothing. and call Jesus Lord without having
Further: Such persons may heard of him, 1 Cor. xiii. 3. But likewise have some transient joy in the scripture frequently speaks of the gospel, like those mentioned by a kind of knowledge, which may the prophet, Ezek. xxxiii. 31, 32. enable men to make an unexcep- “And they come unto thee as the tionable profession of the faith in people cometh, and they sit before words, and even to teach others, thee as my people, and they hear which yet has no proper effect thy words, but they will not do either on the heart or life. Jesus them: for with their mouth they speaks of servants who know their shew much love, but their heart Lord's will, yet prepare not them- goeth after their covetousness. selves to do it
, Luke xii. 47. The And, lo, thou art unto them as a apostle supposess, that a
very lovely song of one that hath a may understand all mysteries, and pleasant voice, and can play well all knowledge, and speak with the on an instrument: for they hear longues of men and angels, and yet thy words, but they do them not.”