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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 proper
ty of the Board ; and the institution ARMENIANS.
itself becomes more and more suited to
the spiritual exigencies of the new evanCONSTANTINOPLE. - William Goodell, Henry A Homes, Joel S. Everett, Missionaries ; 'Mrs. Abigail gelical community. It now contains P. Goodell, Mrs. Anna W. Homes, Mrs. Seraphina H. Everett, Mrs. Sarah C. Hinsdale, Miss Harriet M. Lovell. Two native pastors, one native preacher, and five native assistants.
by a special divine influence, and all the
|fully converted. The standard of piety
raised. Several children of the mission
aries were sharers in this work of grace. 8MYRNA.-Elias Riggs, Thomas P. Johnston, Nathan Benjamin, Missionaries; Mrs. Martha I. Rigge Mrs. Mananne 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, Missionaries ; Mrs. Mary L. Peabody, Mrs. Eunice B.
18 is in the press. A part of D'Aubigné's Bliss. One native assistant.
History of the Reformation has been
other churches, though no missionary
is thought that Trebizond may well be In this country.--11. G. O, Dwight, Edwin E. Bliss,
left, soon, to the native pastor and Henry J. Van Linnep. Missionaries; Mrs. Mary L. church of that city, with occasional Dwight, Mrs. Isabella H. Bliss.
visits from the mission. Perhaps Broosa (7 stations and 2 out-stations ; 19 missionaries, 20 may ere long be vacated in like manner. female assistant missionaries, 5 dative pastors, T New stations are contemplated in the licensed nalive 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 guffer 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.
SYRIA. Since the last annual survey of the mis
BETRẬT.-Eli Smith, W. Frederic Williams, Missionaries ; Henry A. DeForest, M, D., Physician ; George C. Hurter, Printer; Mrs. Henrietta S. Smith,
Mrs. Thomson, Mrs. Catharine S. DeForest, Mrs. and a member of the theological school Sarah P. Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Hurter. "Three has been licensed as a preacher. The native helpers. most gratifying progress has been made Abein-George B. Whiting, Simeon H. Calhoun, by the mission, in determining and C. V. A. Van Dyck, M. D., Missionaries ; Mrs. Ma.
tilda S. Whiting, Mrs. Emily P. Calhoun, Mrs. Van stating to the newly formed Protestant Dirt
Dyck. One native helper.
ALEPPO.-William A. Benton, J. Edwards Ford, I nians and Nestorians, God seems to be Missionaries ; Mrs Loanza G. Benton, Mrs. Mary E Ford. One native helper.
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 ren
dering important aid to the mission by OUT-STATIONS.-Bhamdan and Hasbeira.
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, I physician, I printer, 12 female assistant missionaries, and 5 native preachers -
this country, with the approbation of 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. Will 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
NESTORIANS. severe trial. A sentence of excommunication from the Patriarch was sent forth
OROOMIAH - Justin Perkins, William R. Stocking, Austin Il. Wright, M, D., Joseph G. Cochran,
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
Twelve native helpere, four of them preachers. Sevwere poor, and dependent upon their
eral others are connected with the mission, who 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 been called to pass ; but their faith, with
to nase.but their faces with helpers ;-total, 27.) 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
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
gess, Samuel B. Fairbank, Royal G. Wilder, Mission
aries ; Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ballantine, Mis. Abigail M. rule. This has opened them to the gos
Burgess, Mrs. Abby W. Fairbank, Mrs. Eliza J. Wild
er, and Miss Cynthia Fariar. Seven native helpers. pel; and Messrs. Perkins and Stocking
SEROOR. ---Allen Hazon, Missionary ; Mrs. Martha made a preaching tour, last spring, as
R. Hazen. Three native helpers. far as Mosul, accompanied by some lead
BHINGAR.-Sendol B. Munger, Missionary. Two ing Nestorian ecclesiastics. A full re- | native helpers. port of this tour has just been received.
OUT-STATION). - Wudaley, Tadagaum, and Ne
wasse. SOUTHERN ASIA.
In this country.-Ozro French, Missionary ; Mrs. June 8. 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. Blume, 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, 1 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. A very 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- 2,202 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
MADURA. 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.
Mrs. Henrietta M. Shelton. Four native helpers.
DINDIGUL West.-George W. M'Millan, MissionCHINTADREPETTAH-Miron Winslow, Missionary
ary ; Mrs. Rebecca N. M'aillan. One native helper. ry; Mrs. Mary B. Winslow. Three native helpers. DINDIGUL EAST - John Rendall, Missionary; Mrs. BLACK Town,- John Scudder, M. D., Henry M.
| Jane B. Rendall. Two native helpers. Scudder, Missionaries; Phineas R. Hunt, Printer ; PERLCOOLUM.-George Ford, Missionary ; Mrs. Mrs. Harriet M. Scudder, Mrs. Fanny L. Scudder, Ann Jennett Ford Three native helpers. Mrs. Abigail N. Hunt.
SITAGUNGA, -Edward Webb, Missionary ; Mrs. (3 stations; 4 missionarios-ono a physician, 1 Nancy A. Webb. Two native helpers. printer, 5 female assistant missionaries, and 7 native
TIRUM POOVANUM.-llorace S. Taylor, Missionary; helpers ;-total, 17.)
Mrs. Martha E. Taylor. Two native helpers. Rev. John W. Dulles and Mrs. H. L. TIBUMUNGALUM. - James Herrick, Missionary ;
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Herrick. Two native helpers. Dulles, a daughter of Mr. Winslow of this mission, who sailed in October, 1848, PASUMALIE, (the Seminary.) - William Tracy, Mis
sionary; Mrs. Emily F. Tracy. Four native helpers. to join the mission, reached Madras in February. Mrs. Winslow, who had been
OUT-STATIONS.-- Maloor and Marracolum, under
the care of Mr. Muzzy. in this country for her health, returned
Station not known.-Charles Little, Missionary. at the same time.
Not as much has been done by the In this country.-Mrs. Mary H. Lawrence. printing establishment connected with (10 stations and 2 out-stations; Il missionaries, 1
physician, 12 female assistant missionaries, and 22 this mission as in some former years, but
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 entong
churches is two hundred and forty-two, Messrs. Noyes, Mills, and Burnell,
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 CEYLON.
number that could be received applied TILLIPALLY -- Benjamin C. Meigs, Adin B. Fletcher. Missionaries; Mrs. Elizabeth S. Fletcher. Five native helpers.
institution are thus diminishing, and it is BATTICOTTA.- Henry R, Iloisington, William How
wo expected that they will continue graduland, EurotaP. Hastings. Cyrus T. Mills, Missiona. ries, Mrs. Nancy L, Hoisington, Mrs. Susan R. Bowland. Ono native preacher, and three native helpers. of pages were printed during the year.
OopOovILLE.-Levi Spaulding, Missionary: Mrs. The eight churches contain three hunMary C. spaulding; Miss Eliza Agnew, Teacher.Idred and forty-seven members, eighteen One native preacher, and three native helpers.
of whom were received in the time under ManEpY.-Samuel F. Green, M. D, Physician; Eastinan Strong Minor, Thomas S. Burnell, Printers :
review. Six were excommunicated, and 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. Smith, Joseph T. Noyes, toral labora; and some of the native Missionaries : Mrs. Eunice 'l'. Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth 4. 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.
BANGKOK.-Asa Hemenway, Missionary; Mrs. In this country. - Daniel Poor, Edward Cope, Mis
Lucia H. Hemenway. sionaries; Mrs. Ann K Poor, Mrs. Emily K. Cope, Mrs. Sarah M. Meigg, Mrs. Anna C. Whittelsey (1 station; 1 missionary and I female assistant
missionary.) (8 stations and 6 out-stations ; 12 missionaries, 1 physician, 2 male and 14 female assistant missiona. It was announced in the last annual ries, 2 native preachers, and 27 native helpers ;
survey that the Committee had decided total, 58.)