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hang down their heads from the depth | ministers rebuke to many more favored Chris. of their emotions, cover their faces with lians. their hands, and wipe away the flowing tears, several of them even sobbing

Three of our native brethren have realoud. Attentive as our audiences usu-cently gone on missionary work to as ally are, I have never seen them more many different places; one to Aleppo, to deeply or universally moved. Several occupy for several months the post vanew hearers were present.

cated by the death of Bedros Vartabed ; A member of our congregation came another to Oorfa, to be associated with to my study with a question of con- one already there; and one to a village, science. He told me that when he was for a short time, where his father is still a member of the Armenian commu- priest. Another has been for several nity, he had in his possession some months at Killis, whither he has removed money, belonging to their church. Be- his family, and where he may be considing in straitened circumstances, he sup- ered as permanently stationed. We have plied his wants therewith, intending soon thus five individuals, in four different to restore the sum. But time passed on places, laboring to build up the kingdom and he found it no easy matter to return of Christ. Had we the means, we could it. Meanwhile he became a Protestant, easily send one or two more to other and the matter remained unsettled. He places. The one on a visit to his father's now came to inquire how he could best village, came to us several times and return the money so that it might not be proposed to go, saying that his conscience applied to foster the superstitions of that gave him no rest until he had gone and church, in being expended for pictures or inade known to those ignorant people other unscriptural practices. We told the truth. The one gone to Oorfa is him of a way in which he might secure one of our strongest and ablest church a useful appropriation of the sun. He members. He has a powerful mind and is a very poor man, and will have to a sound judgment, united to a most exwork hard and long to realize the neces-cellent Christian spirit. He is a very sary amount; but he says his conscience thorough student of the Scriptures, and gives him no rest, and he is deter- often comes to us with questions on the mined to refund what is not properly sacred text, such as would not occur to his own, though at no small sacrifice to many a theological student, and which himself.

evince the depth of his researches in the September 3. As Dr. Smith was unable, holy oracles. It is also extremely pleasfrom indisposition, to preach yesterday, ant to observe how high are his views of the two congregations met in one place. entire consecration to God. He considThe house was crowded, and some who ers himself bona fide devoted to his sercame wept away without hearing the vice, and bound to live for the great obtruth, because there was no room for ject of building up his kingdom. He them in the house. The audience in the has sketched in his own mind a tract, morning was not only attentive, but many which he thinks of writing, on entire were again impressed to tears. I cannot consecration ; showing that it is the imforbear to add the remark, that none but perative duty of every follower of Christ such as have experienced it know how to live wholly to his glory. We feel great is the pleasure of preaching to a great satisfaction in having such a man people so ready to listen to, and be im-laboring abroad. The brother stationed pressed by, the truth.

at Aleppo is the best educated in our 20. With gratitude to God I would whole community, and is well qualified record, that the mason mentioned above for that station. May the great Head of gives us reason to hope that he has been the church crown the labors of these men born again. There is evidently a great with abundant success. change in his views of divine things and in his feelings, and we cannot but The Vartabed of Arabkir. believe it is a saving change.

It is painful to learn that the individual spoken Native Helpers.

of in the following paragraplı, in regard to whom

pleasing hopes have been entertained, has given It certainly furnishes occasion for much grati. so much evidence thai, as yel, he has no real tude, that the missionaries among the Armenians love to the truth, and no part in Christ. find so many able and faithful belpers among the native brethren ; and the zeal, and the sense of 21. In communications from this staobligation to live for Christ, which they manifest, tion, the Vartabed of Arabkir, who de

clared himself a Protestant, and came tosion to the Constantinople Patriarch, and this place and joined our Protestant com- is now expecting froin him either an inmunity, has been mentioned. He ap- vitation to the capital, or the offer of peared well in many respects; but from some diocese. the first, discovered a lack of decided (I have just heard that he has started relish for, and interest in, purely spirit. | for Constantinople to-day, Sept. 24.] ual things. Of the errors of his church he seemed sufficiently sensible, but his The Field Open for the Labors of Females. love for the truth was not so strongly marked. In this respect, we hoped he! 22. The number of females and mothwould improve as time progressed. Dur- ers connected with our congregation, is ing three months of connection with us, now so large as to afford an extensive he regularly attended our services, and and very interesting field of usefulness manifested interest in our work. He to our ladies. They receive from them even made arrangements to settle down many visits, and have opportunity for here, and commenced business; and to a making as many as they can possibly letter from the Patriarch of Constantino find time to make. In all their visple inviting him to the Armenian church, its, they are expected to improve the he promptly replied in the negative. time by giving instruction from the word But soon after entering on business, of God, and in conversing on religious which brought him into contact with subjects; and they always find an attenworldly men, who labored to bring him tive ear. back to the old church, he began to manifest coldness towards the Protestants, and soon withdrew entirely from all our

Kecent Entelligence. meetings. Several of our brethren vis

Canton.-Mr. Bridgman wriies from Shangited him and labored to induce him to continue his attendance; but he mani

hai, August 4th : “ Our revision has proceeded 10 fested so much of a worldly spirit, as

Romans, chapter 8th. Our average progress in much to dishearten them. Very soon

this work, through the four Gospels and the Acts, after, he began to drink raki again, (a

was about thirteen verses per day; and now, strong drink of the country,) which cus

though the work is much more difficult, our protom he felt bound to abandon when he gress is the same.” He thinks the revising comjoined our community; for no man can here millee will be able to finish the work in the be regarded as a Protestant, who drinks. / Autumn of 1850. There are now three churches And soon after this his return to the old building at Shanghai; one by the mission of the church was complete. It is now plain, (English) Church Missionary Society, one by the that the restraints under which he was Episcopal mission, and one by the Baptist mission laid by the profession of Protestantism from the United States. Mr. Bridgman repeats were irksome to him; and that while he bis earnest request for missionaries to be sent to professed it externally, he had no cordial that city; not only that they may aid in the great love for its stern requirements. He nev- work to be done there, and in the many towns er could be induced to make even a and cities now accessible, but that they may form prayer in a small circle. His first espou- la station from which missionaries may go to the sal of the truth was not so much from north and west of China. "Just as many men conviction, as we afterwards ascertained, and women as you can send," he says. “ will find as because he became involved in an

work here opening before them in every dirececclesiastical quarrel. With such an lion, and nothing but the man of sio to oppose unrenewed and worldly temper, the de

e-them.velopments in his case are perfectly natural, and are not to surprise us. At first

CEYLON.- Death of Mrs. Anthorp -A letter the enemy raised a shout of triumph: but from Mr. Smith briefly announces the death of by this time, they themselves seem to feel

Mrs. Apihorp, at Panditeripo, on the 3d of that his return has been but a slight ac

September. Her health had been for some time quisition. His withdrawal from us has declining, and she had been removed from Battibeen no perceptible injury to the cause. cotta 10 Panditeripo, that she might be more free The feelings and conduct which he has from care, and in more favorable circumstances since evinced prove him so clearly to be for sickness. A few days before her death, Mr. wholly worldly-minded, that every one Smith wrote, “ Her mind is in a peaceful frame, sees that he left, not because he found and waiting the call of her Master to lay aside not the truth among us, but because he this body of sin, and enter into her rest, and rehas no real love for it. He has made ceive her reward.” Afterwards, announcing her proposals of reconciliation and submis- death, he says, “ Her mind was peaceful, trusting

in Christ.” Her remains were to be deposited at m.c. 24,75 ; gent. 21,50 ; la. 18,75; Oodooville, by the side of her husband.

juv. cir. for sch. at Ceylon, 30; 95 00--119 18

229 34 GREECE. -Mr. King, in a letter dated Oct. Albany, Cong.ch. and so. 15; Bluehill, do. * 181h, says:

37; Dixtield, m. c. 1 ; Ellsworth, cong ch.

m. c. 63,75; Machias, ch. and cong. to For a few days past. I have been much occu-l cons. Rev. GILMAN BACHELDER of Mapied with the Italian refugees from Rome; in

chias Port, an A. M. 55,11; Searsport, conversing with them on the subject of religion,

Cong. ch. and so. 32 ; Waterford, m. c. 8,70; 212 56 and supplying them with the word of God. With

441 90 in three days, I have sold to them nearly fitiy copies of the Bible and New Testament in Tal

NEW HAMPSHIRE ian. (Diodati's Translation, which they prefer. I Cheshire co. Aux. So. W. Lamson, Tr. Several of them have expressed to me their full Dublin, Trin. ch.

10 00 conviction, that the Roman Catholic religion is

Keepe, m. c.

6 00 not the religion of Christ. One of them has ap.

Sullivan, Ch. and so.

27 00 plied to me for from 500 to 1,000 copies of Dio.

Walpole, La sew. so, for the Wal

pole sch. Ceylon, 35; m. c. 15; dati's Italian Bible, for distribution. He says wh, and prev. dona. cons Mrs. that when he was a boy, he was confined, locked MARY T. BARDWELL an 8. M. 50 00 up in a room eleven days, and fed on bread and Winchester, Cootrib. 65; m. c. 32; water, because it was discovered that he had in juv. miss. 89. 3; wh. cons. S. W. his room a copy of the Talian Bible (Diodati's).

BUFFUM an H. M.

100 00–193 00 I find myself pretty fully occupied in mission

| Hillsboro'co. Aux. So J. A. Wheat, T.
Goff-town, Cong ch. and so.

4 00 ary work, and feel happy in it.

Peterboru', J. Field,

30 00---34 00 On the 8th of November be writne grain Rockingham co. Conf. of chs, J. Boardman, Tr.

Derry, Pres. ch and so. 79,50; m. c. 20,50; 100 00 have sold 10 the Italian refugees nearly one hundred and Gifty copies of the Italian Bible and New

327 00 Testament. I have applications for more, but

VERMONT. have not a single Bible lent. Rev. Mr. Lownds Caledonia co. Conf. of chs. E. Jewett, Tr.

Hardwick, D. French, wh.cons. Mrs. ELIZA has written 10 Malla for a supply, and more are G. FRENCH of l'almyra, N. Y. an H. M. 100 00 expected soon."

Chittenden co. Aux. So. M. A. Seymour, Tr.

Burlington, R. W. Francis,
Windham co. Aux So. F. Tyler, Tr.
Brattleboro', . .

10 00
Windsor co. Aux. So. J. Steele, Tr.
Dome Proceedings.

Chester, Cong. ch. and so.

35 00 Windsor, Cong. 8. S.

200_-37 00 EMBARCATION OF MISSIONARIES.

297 00 REV. Justus Doolittle, of Paris. Oneida | Legacies.- Middlebury, Jerusha Frisbee, by

" Ira Allen, Ex's, 140 ; Newbury, Miss Mary County, New York, and Mrs Sophia A. Doo- | Gould, by Caleb Gould, Ex'r, 151,75;

291 75 little, of Auburn, New York, sailed from Boston,

588 75 November 23d, in the ship Lantao, Captain

MASSACHUSETTS. Johnson, for Hongkong. Mr. Doolittle is a

Berkshire co. Aux. So. Rev. J.J. Dana, Tr. graduate of Hamilton College and of Auburn Pittsfield, A cold woinan,

1 90 Theological Seminary. He is to join the mis

W. Stockbridge, BENJAMIN CONE,

wh. cons. him and CHARLOTTE sion at Fuh-chau.

CONE II. M. 500; Centre, s. s. in Rev. Dwight W. Marsh sailed from Boston, cong so. 2;

502 00—503 90 Boston, S. A. Danforth, Agent,

181 79 December nun, in the taniora, Capi. Searle, Brookfield Asso. W. Hyde, Tr. for Smyrna, on his way 10 Mosul. The parents Brimfield, Gent. 71,50 ; la. 61; m.c.

33,30; of Mr. Marsh now reside at Sandusky city, Obio. Brookfield, Gent. and la. 183,94 ; He is a graduate of Williams College and of m. c. 19,40 ; juv. sew. so.5 ; 208 34

Charlton, Gent. 16,20 ; la. 45,06 ; Union Theological Seminary, New York. He

m. c. 13,71;

74 97 goes to recommence missionary labors at Mosul, Dana, Gent, and la 12,25; m. c.

8,50;

. * 20 75 which were discontinued in 1815, after the death Dudley, Gent, and la. 69,71; m. c. of Dr. Grant.

14,45 ;

84 16
Hardwick, Gent. 30 ; la. 51,21; m. c.

Il; Jason Mixter, to cons. Rev.
ASA MANN and Mrs. M. W. MANN
H. M. 800;

892 21
DONATIONS,

New Braintree, Gent. 10 30; Ja.
72,44 ; m. c. 47,03 ;

_.220 77
RECEIVED IN NOVEMBER.

North Brookfield, Gent. 172,29 ; la.
116,08 ; m. c. 66.57;

354 94
Oakham, Gent. 69 87; la. 78; m, c.
MAINE.

23; juv. so. 27,13; juv. sew so. Cumberland co. Aux. So. D. Evang, Tr.

2 ; to cons. ARNER LINCOLN and Cape Elizabeth, Cong. ch. and so. 6 58

MARK HASKELL H. M.

200 00 Falmouth, Ist ch, m. c.

Southbridge, Gent. 96,50 ; la. 88,36; Gotham, Cong. c. and so.

10 00

33 36

fem. 6. m. c. 49,56 ; to cons Rev. North Auburn, do.

25 00

JASON MORSE and Rev. SALEM M. Scarborough, m. c. 35 22-110 16 PLIMPTON H. M.

240 42 Lincoln co. Aux. So. Rev. J. W. Ellingwood, Tr. Spencer, Gent. 131,75; la. 106,68 ; Boothbay, 2d cong. ch, and so. m. c. 24 18

m. c. 11,06;

249 49 Waldoboro', Cong. 80. contrib. and

Sturbridge,

201 20

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