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One native assistant.
Corinth I. Smith.
missionaries ought to be sent in the churches their duty as to the support of course of the present year.
their own native pastors.
The valuable building at Bebek, occu
pied by the seminary, has necessarily WESTERN ASIA.
and very seasonably become the property of the Board ; and the institution itself becomes more and more suited to
the spiritual exigencies of the new evanCONSTANTINOPLE. --William Goodell, Henry A.
contains Homes, Joel S. Everett, Missionaries ; 'Mrs. Abigaii gelical community. It now P. Goodell, Mrs. Anna W. Homes, Mrs. Seraphina 1. iwenty-three pupils. Near the close of Everett, Mrs. Sarah C. Hinsdale, Miss Harriet M. the year 1848, the seminary was visited Lovell. 'Two native pastors, one native preacher, and five native assistants.
by a special divine influence, and all the Beek.-Cyrus Hamlin, George W. Wood, Mis- pupils not previously church members, sionaries ; Mrs. Henrietta A. L Hamlin, Mrs. Martha except five in early youth, were hope
fully converted. The standard of piety Broosa.—Daniel Ladd, Oliver Crane, Missionaries; in the seminary was also manifestly Mrs. Charlotte H. Ludd, Mrs. Marion D. Crane. Two raised. Several children of the mission
aries were sharers in this work of
grace. SMYRNA.-Elias Riggs, Thomas P. Johnston, Nathan Benjamin, Missionaries; Mrs. Martha I. Riggs, Preaching tours, as usual, have been Mrs. Marianne C. Johnston, Mrs. Mary G. Benjamin. made by different members of the misPour native assistants.
sion. The press has been usefully emTREBIZOND.- Philander 0. Powers, Missionary; ployed. A book of theology, prepared Mrs. Sarah L. Powers. One native pastor.
expressly for the evangelical Armenians, Erzeroom.—Josiah Peabody, Isaac G. Bliss, Mis is in the press. A part of D'Aubigné's sionaries ; Mrs. Mary L. Peabody, Mrs. Eunice B. Bliss. One native assistant.
History of the Reformation has been AintaB.-- Benjamin Schneider, Azariah Smith, published. The churches at Nicomedia M. D., Missionaries ; Mrs. Eliza C. Schneider, Mrs. and Adabazar flourish equally with the
other churches, though no missionary OUT-Stations.- Nicomedia, one native pastor, and has ever resided at those places; and it one assistant; Adabazar, one native pastor, and one
is thought that Trebizond may well be In this country.—H1. G. 0. Dwight, Edwin E. Bliss, left, soon, to the native pastor and Henry J. Van Lennep. Missionaries'; Mrs. Mary L? church of that city, with occasional Dwight, Mrs. Isabella H. Bliss.
visits from the mission. Perhaps Broosa 17 stations and 2 out-stations ; 19 missionaries, 20 may ere long be vacated in like manner. female assistant missionaries, 5 native pastors, 1 New stations are contemplated in the licensed native preacher, and 16 native assistants ;total, 61.)
interior. Mr. Schneider has removed
from Broosa, and joined Doct. Smith at The past year has been comparatively Aintab, where the reformation has one of peace in this mission. The assumed an aspect of peculiar promise. evangelical Armenians generally through In every part of Asiatic Turkey, indeed, the empire are now recognized, by the there is a religious movement among the local governors, as a separate communi- Armenian people, and in every important ty. The churches have consequently town in the empire, where any number had rest ; though individuals sometimes of Armenians reside, there are found at suffer illegally, and oftener endure suf- least one or two lovers of evangelical fering which the law will not reach, truth. It is evident that there is a spirit through the ingenious cruelty of ene- of inquiry awakened in Diarbekir, Oorfa, mies. The churches are now seven in Killis, Malatia, Moden, Kharpoot, Manumber,-at Constantinople, Nicomedia, rash, Adana, Tarsus, Arabkir, and KaisAdabazar, Trebizond, Erzeroom, Aintab aria; towns of more or less importance and Broosa. At the time of making up in Asiatic Turkey; and a new impulse the last report, these churches contained has been given to the work at most of two hundred and fifteen members. Since the stations occupied by the mission. that time seven have been reported as added to the church at Constantinople. Since the last annual survey of the mis
BETRẬT.-- Eli Smith, W. Frederic Williams, Missions one more native pastor has been sionaries ; Henry A. De Forest, M. D., Physician; ordained, making the whole number five; George C. Hurter, Printer ; Mrs. Henrietta š. Smith, and a member of the theological school Sarah P. Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Hurter. 'Three
Mrs. Thomson, Mrs. Catharine S. DeForest, Mis. has been licensed as a preacher. The native helpers. most gratifying progress has been made ABEIH.-George B. Whiting, Simeon H. Calhoun, by the mission, in determining and S. V. A. Van Dyck, M. D., Missionaries ; Mrs. Mastating to the newly formed Protestant Dyck. One native helper.
tilda S. Whiting, Mrs. Emily P. Calhoun, Mrs. Van
ALEPPO.-William A. Benton, J. Edwards Ford, nians and Nestorians, God seems to be
raising up a number of very promising Tripoli.-David M. Wilson, Horace Foot, Mis young men to preach the gospel to their sionaries ; Mrs. Emeline Wilson, Mrs. Roxana Foot. countrymen, some of whom are now renOUT-STATIONS.-Bhamdun and Hasbeiya.
dering important aid to the mission by
missionary tours as well as in other In this country.-William M. Thomson, Missionary.
ways. Mr. Thomson, after an absence (4 stations and 2 out-stations; 10 missionaries, of seventeen years, is now on a visit to one a physician, 1 physician; , printer, 12 female this country, with the approbation of assistant missionaries, and 5 native preachers ;total, 29.)
the Committee. Mr. Smith has begun a
new translation of the Scriptures into One new missionary has been added Arabic. The printing during the year to this mission. Rev. W. Frederic Wil- 1848 exceeded a million of pages. liams sailed from Boston on the 3d of About four hundred pupils are under inJanuary last, and arrived at Beirút in struction; sixteen of these are in the March. Mr. Calhoun went in the same seminary at Abeih. Eight new members vessel, with his wife, on his return to were received into the church, which Syria. A new station has also been now numbers eighteen. commenced, at Tripoli, by Messrs. Wil- An important work is going on in Syson and Foot. For some months a vigo- ria through the instrumentality of the rous and persevering opposition prevent- missionaries of the Board. A change is ed their obtaining houses in the city, but coming over the minds of the people, they succeeded in securing them in which is preparing large numbers of April. They have had the usual diffi- them to listen candidly to the preaching culties of a new station to contend with, of the gospel. Old prejudices are wearbesides being themselves but imperfectly ing away; hard hearts are becoming acquainted with the language.
softened; and the bigot and the infidel, An outbreak of opposition has been alike unsatisfied with their present experienced at Aleppo, which, however, grounds of confidence, are seeking, in has passed away ; and it seems to be the gospel of Christ, that solid peace of generally understood by the people that mind, which their experience is teaching there is to be liberty of religious opin- them can be found no where else. Surely ion at Aleppo as well as in other parts it is a time for active effort and for ferof Turkey, and that, sooner or later, a vent prayer, on the part of all who desire Protestant community will be organized the coming of the kingdom of our Lord. there. The native brethren at Hasbeiya have been also called to meet a new and severe trial. A sentence of excommuni. cation from the Patriarch was sent forth ing, Austin in. Wright, M. D., Joseph G. Cochran,
OROOMIAH. - Justin Perkins, William R. Stockand read in all the Greek churches, not George W. Coan, Missionaries ; Edward Breath, only in Hasbeiya, but in all that part of Printer; Mrs. Charlotte B. Perkins, Mis Jerusha E.
Stocking, Mrs. Catharine A. Wright, Mrs. Deborah the country. The consequence was w. Cochran, Mrs. Sarah P. Coan, 'Mrs. Sarah A. that, as most of the evangelical brethren Breath, Miss Fidelia Fisk and Miss Mary Susan Rice. were poor, and dependent upon their Twelve native helpers, four of them preuchers. Seve daily labor for their living, they were preach more or less, but as they have other regular immediately thrown out of all productive business
, they are not enumerated under this head. employment, and reduced to the greatest In this country.- David T. Stoddard, Missionary. distress. This they regarded as the se- (1 station; 6 missionaries-one a physician, 1 verest trial through which they had printer, 8 female, assistant missionaries, 12 native
helpers ;-total, 27.) been called to pass; but their faith, with a single exception, did not fail, and they Mr. Breath, with his wife, sailed on are now enjoying entire religious liberty. his return to this mission, on the 18th of
From Beirút accounts are of a cheer- June last. He was accompanied by ing character. The truth seems evidently Rev. George W. Coan, and Mrs. Sarah to be making progress there. The con- P. Coan who go to join the mission. On gregations have frequently, during the the 15th of September they were all at year, been larger than formerly; a very Trebizond, in good health and spirits, exmarked and solemn attention has been pecting to leave, on their journey to paid to the preaching of the word; ind Oroomiah, on the 17th. Mr. Stoddard cases of open and full renunciation of is still in this country, but hopes soon the errors prevalent in the East have to return to his cherished field of labor. been more frequent than in former years. The mission has had during the year,
In Syria, as well as among the Arme- more than the usual prosperity. The
eral others are connected with the mission, who
persecuting career of Mar Shimon, the Bombay, in a south-easterly direction, in Patriarch, has been singularly arrested the Deckan, and only about thirty miles by Providence. The native helpers from Mahabulishwar, the great health have been greatly quickened and em- station of Western India. It is thought boldened in preaching the gospel. The by the members of the mission, to be a revival of religion, which gladdened the very important and desirable station. missionaries in the early part of the The number of schools for boys, conyear, has been described in previous nected with the mission, has been six, numbers of the Herald. The two semi- with about three hundred pupils. In the naries, as in the revival of 1846, were female boarding school, containing about remarkably affected. It was felt in De- twenty inmates, there has been considergala, in Charbash, in Ardishai, in Vaze-able religious interest. Three of the rowa, and other villages, where large girls have been admitted to the church. congregations listened solemnly to the Several missionary tours of considerable preaching of the gospel. Neither the extent have been performed during the Patriarch nor his supporters dared openly year as in former years. The press is to oppose a work, which so decidedly re- still regarded by the mission as a most ceived the approval of the great body of important instrument for good. Less the priests and people. His brother, a printing has been done in English, and strong-minded man, was among the hope- more in the native languages, than hereful converts; as was also Malek Aga tofore; and the tracts, &c. are disposed Beg, the most influential layman among of mostly by sale. the Nestorians, and Mar Yohannan, the Though the number of converts is Bishop who, some years since, visited small in connection with this mission, the United States. This revival, as de- the missionaries think the truth is graduscribed by the missionaries, must have ally making an impression on the public had all the characteristics of the best re- mind and charging the views prevalent vivals seen in our own country.
in the community ; that Hindooism is The two seminaries contain seventy losing its hold upon the people, while pupils, and the thirty-three village schools Christian ideas and Christian doctrines about five hundred. The translation of are quietly gaining an influence over the the Old Testament into the modern Sy- minds of many. riac has been completed.
The Koordish chieftains, who were so long the terror of Koordistan, have been
AHMEDNUGGUR.— Henry Ballantine, Ebenezer Burcarried captive to Constantinople, and
Sess, Samuel B. Fairbank, Royal G. Wilder, Missionthe mountains are now under Turkish aries ; Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ballantine, 118. Abigail M. rule. This has opened them to the gos- Burgess Ats, Abby W. Fairbank, Alis. Eliza J. Wild
er, and Miss Cynthia Farrur. Seven native helpers. pel; and Messrs. Perkins and Stocking made a preaching tour, last spring, as
SEROOR.-Allen Hazen, Missionary ; Mrs. Martha
R. Hazen. Three native helpers. far as Mosul, accompanied by some lead
BHINGAR.-Sendol B. Muoger, Missionary. Two ing Nestorian ecclesiastics. A full re- native helpers. port of this tour has just been received.
OUT-STATIONS. – Wudaley, It'adagaum, and Ne
In this country.–Ozro French, Missionary ; Mrs. June A. French.
(3 stations and 3 out-stations ; 7 missionaries, 7 feBOMBAY
male assistant missionaries, and 12 native helpers ;
total, 20.) BOMBAY. - David O. Allen, Robert W. lume, George Bowen, Missionaries ; Mrs. Hannah D. Mr. French has been compelled, by ill Hume.
health, to visit his native land, and Mr. Satara –William Wood, Missionary; Mrs. Lucy Hazen has had charge of the station at M. Wood.
Seroor. Other members of the mission, Malcolm Pers.-Mrs. Mary L. Graves.
both male and female, have suffered se(3 stations ; 4 missionaries, and 3 female assistant riously from ill health. The different missionaries ;-total, 7.)
schools at Ahmednuggur and Seroor emA new station has been commenced, brace, as reported, seven hundred and in connection with this mission, at Satara, thirty-two boys and one hundred and Mr. and Mrs. Wood having removed nineteen girls. Of these, fifty-five boys there in June. Satara is the chief city are in the seminary, and twenty-five in in a district which has recently come the Christian school for boys; and thirty under full British control. It is about three girls are in the boarding-school at one hundred and seventy miles from Ahmednuggur. Much attention is given
to religious instruction in the schools, | doos not being able to cut punches on not without apparent good resuls. One so small a scale. The number of pupils of the girls in the boarding-school, and in the schools appears to be about four two other females who had been long hundred and fifty, of whom about two members of the school, have been re- hundred are girls; but full reports from the ceived to the church; and a late letter schools have not been received. from Mr. Wilder, which was published strong desire for education is said to exist in the December Herald, reports a mark- among the better classes of Hindoos, ed and very gratifying state of religious and much more attention is turned in interest in the seminary. For the sup-Madras to the instruction of Hindoo feport of the schools, English residents at males than ever before. It is becoming Ahmednuggur and the vicinity have con- comparatively easy, Mr. Winslow says, tributed 1,425 rupees, and for the gene- to induce Hindoo girls of caste to attend ral purposes of the mission, Christian the day-schools. For the support of friends in India have contributed 9364 schools connected with the mission, rupees. At Seroor two preaching ser- 2,282 rupees have been contributed at vices have been regularly sustained on the Madras. Ten persons have been added Sabbath. At Ahmednuggur, besides the to the church. Nothing like a revival of regular services in the chapel, more labor religion has been experienced ; but the than heretofore has been performed in missionaries think that a very important street preaching in different parts of preparatory work is going forward ; that the city, to such companies as could be the foundations of heathenism are being called together. Much time has also weakened, and that therefore there is been given by the members of the mis- much ground for hope. Mr. Winslow sion and by the native assistants to mis- has devoted a part of his time to revising, sionary tours. Mr. Munger traveled with a committee, the Tamil Scriptures. during the year, on such tours, nearly The brethren unite in earnestly calling a thousand miles, and preached in more for more laborers in this particular field. than five hundred towns and villages. Fourteen persons have been added to the two churches, which now number
MADURA WEST.--Clarendon F. Muzzy, Missionone hundred and nineteen members.
ary; Mrs. Mary Ann Muzzy. Two native helpers.
MADURA East.--Henry Cherry, John E. Chandler, Missionaries; Charles S. Shelton, Physician ; Mrs.
Henrietta E. Cherry, Mrs. Charlotte H. Chandler, ROYAPOORUM.—John W. Dulles, Mi-sionary; Mrs.
Mrs. Henrietta M. Shelton. Four native helpers. Harriet L Dulles. Four native helpers.
DINDIQUL WEST.-George W. M'Millan, MissionCHINTADREPETTAH.-Miron Winslow, Missiona- ary; Mrs. Rebecca N. M’Millan. One native helper. ry; Mrs. Mary B. Winslow. Three native helpers. DINDIGUL East - John Rendall, Missionary; Mrs.
Jane B. Rendall. Two native helpers. BLACK Town,- John Scudder, M. D., Henry M. Scudder, Missionaries ; Phineas R. Hunt, Printer ; PERLACOOLUM.-George Ford, Missionary ; Mrs. Mrs. Harriet M. Seudder, Mrs. Fanny L. Scudder, Ann Jennett Ford. Three native helpers. Mrs. Abigail N. Hunt.
SIVAGUNGA. -- Edward Webb, Missionary ; Mrs. (3 stations ; 4 missionarioz-ono a physician, 1 Nancy A. Webb. Two native helpers. printer, 5 female assistant missionaries, and 7 native helpers ;-total, 17.)
TIRUM POOVANUM.-llorace 8. Taylor, Missionary;
Mrs. Martha E. Taylor. Two native helpers. Rev. John W. Dulles and Mrs. H. L.
James Herrick, Missionary ; Dulles, a daughter of Mr. Winslow of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Herrick. Two native helpers. this mission, who sailed in October, 1848, PASUMALIE, (the Seminary.), William Tracy, Misto join the mission, reached Madras in sionary ; Mrs. Emily F. Tracy. Pour native helpers. February. Mrs. Winslow, who had been OUT-STATIONS.-- Maloor and Marracolum, under
the care of Mr. Muzzy. in this country for her health, returned at the same time.
Station not known.-Charles Little, Missionary. Not as much has been done by the
In this country.-Mrs. Mary H. Lawrence. printing establishment connected with (10 stations and ? out-stations; 11 missionaries, 1 this mission as in some former years, but physician, 12 female assistant missionaries, and 22
native helpers ;-total, 46.) the number of pages printed has been 11,693,252; of which 3,250,874 pages Dr. Shelton and wife, who sailed in were in English, and the rest in the native October, 1848, reached Madura in March, language. A fount of small pica Tamil and Dr. Scudder then returned from type has been produced at the foundry, Madura to Madras. and with a view to economy in printing, Two new churches have been formed a still smaller size has been ordered in connection with this mission. The of Mr. Hallock of New York; the Hin-number of members in the eleven
churches is two hundred and forty-two, Messrs. Noyes, Mills, and Burnell, of whom thirty-five were admitted dur- the latter a printer, with their wives, ing the last year reported. Religious joined this mission in March. Only a services are held regularly in fifty-eight few days after their arrival, the mission villages, besides the mission stations. was suddenly called to mourn the death Nearly five thousand persons are assem- of Mrs. W. W. Scudder. She had been bled for hearing the preached gospel but about two years connected with the from week to week, about one-third of mission, but rejoiced that for this short whom are adults. Much progress has period she had been permitted to labor been made in gathering what are called upon missionary ground, and died confi“ village congregations." Seventeen dently trusting in her Savior, leaving her were added during the year, making husband, and the mission, and many sixty-nine in all. The number of fami- friends at home, to mourn her early death. lies thus associated is six hundred and Intelligence has also been recently reninety-nine, and of individuals, two ceived of the death of Mrs. Apthorp. thousand six hundred and six. In these Mr. and Mrs. Cope have come to this villages there are fifty-nine schools, con- country, having been prostrated by sicktaining eight hundred and ninety-six pu- ness and unable to labor. pils,-the children, as is understood, of The number of pupils under instructhe families associated in the Christian tion in schools connected with this miscongregations. To these add the pupils sion is four thousand three hundred and in the free schools of the old system, eleven. Of these, three thousand four and those in the seminary, in the board- hundred and eighty-five are in the free ing-schools, and in various select schools, schools. Each of the two seminaries, and the whole number of pupils is about one for males, the other for females, contwo thousand three hundred.
tains about one hundred; and there are The mission expresses a growing con- six hundred and eighteen boys in select viction of the importance of preaching schools, or academies, where the English as an instrument for diffusing a knowl- language is more or less taught. The edge of the gospel in India, and in this students in the seminary at Batticotta department of labor, connected with the are now required, with few exceptions, Christian congregations, there are thought to pay the full cost of their board. Notto be many favorable indications. withstanding this change, of which no
tice was given just before the reception of a new class, more than double the
number that could be received applied TillIPALLY.-- Benjamin C. Meigs, Adin 11.Fletcher, for admission, and they were well titted Missionaries ; Mrs. Elizabeth $. Fletcher. Five for the seminary. The expenses of the native helpers.
institution are thus diminishing, and it is BATTICOTTA.-Henry R. Hoisington, William Howland, Eurotax P. Hastings. Cyrus 1. Mills, Missionar expected that they will continue graduries ; Jirs. Naney L. Hoisington, Mrs. Susan R How- ally to diminish. Nearly eight millions land. One native preacher, and three native helpers. of pages were printed during the year.
OoDooviLLE.--Levi Spaulding, Afissionary ; Mrs. The eight churches contain three hunMary C. spaulding; Misa Eliza Agnew, Teacher. dred and forty-seven members, eighteen One native preacher, and three native helpers.
of whom were received in the time under Manepr.–Samuel F. Green, M. D., , Physician ; review. Six were excommunicated, and Eartman Strong Minor, Thomas S. Burnell, Printers : Mrs. Lucy B. Minor, Mrs. Martha Burnell. Six na- as many more suspended. Increasing tive helpers.
attention is given to preaching and pasPanditeRIPO.- John C. Sinith, Joseph T. Noyes, toral labors, and some of the native Missionaries ; Mrs. Eunice T. Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Noyes. Three native helpers.
helpers are spoken of as rendering very
valuable assistance, as they accompany CHAVAGACHERRY.-William W. Scudder, Missionary. Three native helpers.
the missionaries in preaching excursions. VARANY.-One native holper. OODOOPITTY.-Three native helpers.
BANGKOK.-Asa Hemenway, Missionary; Mrs. sionaries ; Mrs. Ann K. Poor, Mrs. Emily K. Cope,
Lucia H. Ilemenway. Mrs. Sarah M. Meigs, Mrs. Anna C. Whilteisey. (I station; 1 missionary and I female assistant (8 stations and 6 out-stations ; 12 missionaries, I
missionary.) physician, 2 male and 14 female assistant missiona- It was announced in the last annual ries, 2 native preachers, and 27 native helpers ;total, 58.)
survey that the Committee had decided