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123 8. KURNATA. New Testament,

Old Testament, Translated, and in the press.

9. MALDIVIAN, The Gospels are translated; Matthew

This language is spoken in the small but numerous Maldivian Isles, which lie to the south-west of Ceylon. In the west of India the GUJURATTEE, BULOSHEE, and PUSHTOO are spoken.

10: GUJURATTEE. Translated, and types casting.

11. BULOSHEE, Translated to the Acts of the Apostles; the Gospel of Matthew printing.

12. PUSHTOO. Translated to the Epistle to the Romans; Matthew printing. The languages spoken in the north of India are the PUNJABEE and KASHMERIAN,

13. PUNJABEE, OR SHIKH. Translated, and printed to the Epistle It was expected to give the whole of to the Romans,

the Scriptures to this nation about the

end of 1813.

14. KASHMER. Translated to 1 Corinthians, and the Gospel of Matthew printing.

The AssaM, BURMAN, Pau or. MAGUDAA, and the CAINESE, are the languages spoken to the east of India.

15. ASSAM. Begun above two years; nearly translated; printed to the middle of Mark's Gospel.

16. BURMAN. Translated, and preparing for the press.

17. PALI, OR MAGUDHA. Translation commenced.

18. CHINESE. Translated and printed.

Nearly translated ; and Genesis is printing in a new beautiful and reduced

type. Other Translations of the Scriptures, lately printed, or in the press, at

Serampore, at the expense of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and the Calcutta Auxiliary Bible Society.

1. TAMUL. Five thousand printed.

2. CINGALESE. Two thousand printed.

3. ARMENIAN, Punches partly cut for printing the whole Bible.

4. MALAY. Punches partly cut for printing the whole Bible.

5. HINDOSTHANEE. By desire of the corresponding committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society, the version of the late Rev. H. Martyn, in the Persian eharacter, has been begun, and the four Gospels nearly printed.

6. HINDEE. Mr. Martyn's Translation of the Hindee from thc Arabic, suited to the Mussulmans population, is about to be printed.

7. PERSIAN. The four Gospels published.

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As the annual return of these Meetings, in which the religious part of the community take so lively an interest, is now fast approaching, the conductors of the New EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE think it necessary to apprize their friends, that they are making arrangements for the purpose of securing a most full, correct, and impartial detail of the whole of the important proceedings which are about to take place relative to this subject, and which will be communicated to their readers with all possible promptitude, through the medium of their journal. In their ensuing number they hope to put their friends in possession of a general outline of the pending proceedings, including the names of the Ministers that are to be engaged, with the respective times, places, &c.

RECENT INTELLIGENCE FROM Oar readers may In some faint degree INDIA.

imagine how overwhelming must be this It is with deep regret that, at the train of calamitous events to the mind of moment of closing our monthly labours, the venerable and aged Carey, whose we have to announce the receipt of letters distress we understand was so great at from the Baptist Missionaries at Seram- the time the accounts came away, as to pore, which state occurrences of a very unfit him for the task of corresponding distressing nature that had recently taken with his friends. May be and his afflicted place among them. Mr. Felix Carey, family find support in the consoling reson of Dr. Carey, accompanied by his collection that, “not a sparrow fails to wife, two children, servants, &c. was pro- the ground without the permission of their ceeding to Ava, in the beginning of heavenly Father, with whom even the September last, with the view of there hairs of our heads are all numbered!" establishing a printing-office and missionary station. He had taken his passage BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE on board a vessel which sailed from

SOCIETY. Rangoon, and was proceeding up the river Irrawady, when, through some ac- The Secretaries of this noble institution cident, which is not explained, the vessel | have communicated to us some interesting was upset, and she immediately sunk. Mrs. Extracts from their Correspondence, since Carey and one of the children, we believe the publication of their last annual Report. an infant, instantly fell victims to a watery | They contain the substance of Letters grave, together with four female servants, 1. From Dr. Carey, dated August 26, and some of the crew. Mr. Carey him- 1814, stating, that in all parts of India, self, we understand, snatched his eldest the demand for Bibles is so great, that boy in his arms, and committed himself every exertion to print them sufficiently to the waves.

For a considerable time fast has hitherto been inadequate. Beside he continued to swim, at the same time the Tamul, Cingalese, Persian, Malayala, supporting his child; but finding himself and Malay, which he and his friends have at length nearly exhausted, he resigned not translated, but only printed: the scripthe latter to a Lascar who had followed tures are now translated, or under transhim from the vessel. Mr. Carey's own lation, by the Baptist missionaries, into life was providentially preserved; but the twenty-five languages; of which, twentyLascar was at last obliged to let the child go, one are actually in the press, and nothing in order to save his own life. To add to the hinders the other from going to press, but distress of this disastrous occurrence, the some trifling work to complete the founts whole of the printing materials, iucluding of letter for them. What an achievement founts of type, printing press, &c. &c. is this ! amounting, as we are informed, to the 2. From the Rev. M. Thomson, Madras, value of two thousand pounds, were Dec. 18, 1813, mentioning that the demand totally lost. On Mr. Carey's reaching the there for the scriptures in the native lanshore, the Governor of the place supplied guages is still considerable, and even from him with every necessary; and gave him the Brahmins, of which his letter contains a thousand ticals and a boat to convey some pleasing particulars. him to Ava, to which place he has pro- 3. From the Rev. J. C. Supper, Foceeded.

reign Secretary to the JAVA AUXILIARY

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125 BIBLE SOCIETY; dated Batavia, Sept. 3, in the month of March, 1814, from which 1814, contains an account of the establish- has emanated a Netherland Bible Society, ment of this last mentioned Society, on that has ramified into 26 divisions; insothe preceding 4th of June, in the house much that there is scarcely a town in and under the Presidency of His Excel- Holland or the Netherlands, of any note, lency Lieut. Governor Raffles. A fund, which is not honoured with a branch of consisting of seven or eight thousand it; and all instituted in the short space of rupees, bad been already raised by sub- nine months. scriptions and donations, and the Java 11. The last article is from R. Ralston, Auxiliary Bible Society had come to the Esq. Treasurer to the AMERICAN BIBLE resolution of getting the New Testament Society, dated Philadelphia, Nov. 7, translated into the Low Malay dialect, 1814. stating that in the United States, which they represent as differing from the Bible Societies have encreased to the the High Malay, as much as the German number of sixty-five. The writer adds, does from the Dutch. The Low Malay is that though, in consequence of the war, spoken throughout the island of Batavia, it had been with them truly a calamitous and the lower parts of the island of Java. time, and of sore rebuke, yet the ex

4. From the Rev. G. R. Nylander, ertions of Christians did not appear to be Yongroo, West Africa, Sept. 1, 1814, lessened in the way of forwarding the merely contains an account of the dis- good work of the Lord. tribution of a few Arabic Bibles, one of which was given to the king of that WEST LONDON AUXILIARY country, who received “ the white man's

SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. book” thankfully. The writer afterwards saw an aged Mahomedan teacher reading The second quarterly meeting of this it to about twenty other Mahomedans, Union was held on the 22nd March, at the who were collected around him.

meetivg house, Little Wild-street, Lin5 and 6. are articles of continental in-colo's Inn Fields. David Niven, Esq. in telligence, respecting the establishment of the chair. a Bible Society in Denmark, under the The objects of the Union were stated, patronage of his Danish Majesty, with which are to facilitate the intercourse besome account of the distribution of the tween the Schools; to improve the me. Scriptures at Gottenburg.

thods of instruction; to assist those Schools 7. Is a letter from Altona, Dec. 20, which are in embarrassed circumstances, 1814, announcing the establishment of the and to establish Schools in those districts HAMBRO-ALTONA BIBLE SOCIETY,” to- that are most in need of such institutions. wards which the exertions of the Rev. The Report for the last quarter was read, Mr. Paterson are said to have greatly which contained the pleasing intelligence contributed.

that the Society has under its patronage 8. From the Secretary of the “ BASLE 703 teachers, and 7033 children. Several BIBLE SOCIETY,” dated Dec. 24, 1814. Schools have been added to the Union ; gives an account of the distribution of and that the committee bad assisted in inthe Scriptures in Switzerland, Batavia, creasing the numbers of some, and in the Suabia, Alsace, &c. towards which object establishment of others, which are now the parent Society here had formerly going on with considerable prospects of voted a sum of money.

success. A report was also delivered from 9. Is a letter from Eisenach, in Saxony, an Adult School, established in Grafton Dec. 5, 1814, communicating some inter- Street, in February last, which has now resting intelligence, the result of an in- thirty persons under tuition; several of quiry instituted in that quarter, with the whom have been taught to read the Bible view of ascertaining the extent of the with tolerable accuracy in the short space want of Bibles, and the numerous and of three weeks, although considerably adpressing applications for them. “ In this vanced in life. It was also strongly retown and its vicinity," says the writer, commended to the committee to establish “I have, with the aid of my colleagues, Adult Schools in every district. The adinstituted a minute inquiry; although I journed question, "What are the best have not given publicity to my real object, means of securing the constant attendance from fear of being overwhelmed with of Sunday School Children:” was discussed applications, which have already been so at considerable length; and the important numerous that I am not able to comply question,“ What are the best means of with the tenth part of them. This desire securing the constant attendance of Sunday for the word of God is, however, ex- School Teachers ?" was appointed for contremely gratifying, and animates me with sideration at the next quarterly meeting: new zeal in the discharge of my duty.” Subscriptions and donations will be

10. From the Rev. Dr. M'Intosh, a thankfully received by the Treasurer, Director, and English Secretary to the S. Yorkney, Esq. Bedford-street, Covent " NETHERLAND

BIBLE SOCIETY," at Garden ; Mr. Baisler, Depository, 326, Amsterdam, Feb. 24, 1815. From this Oxford-street; the Secretaries, 67, Great document we learn, that an English Queen-street, 13, Mercer-street, Long: Bible Society was instituted in Holland, lacre, 10, Church-street, Sobo,


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DIED Mr. William Jaques has now in the

On Saturday, the 25th of February last, press, and will publish in a few weeks of a consumptive complaint, under which.', a second and improved edition of his she lingered more than two years, Mrs. Translation of Professor Franck's Guide Allcorn, of Fetter-lane, Holborn. She to the Study of the Scriptures, with

was born about the year 1773, in SomersetNotes, Life, &c. &c.

shire: where her father rented a small In the press, and speedily will be farm; and at the age of nineteen, came to públished, in a very neat duodecimo vo- London, to seek a situation, with the view lume, Dissertations on Christian Baptism; of providing for her own support. Like too in which is clearly shewn that Antipædo- many other young persons at that period baptism is in opposition to the Holy Scrip- of life, she was not only destitute of any ! tures, and the general practice of the serious concern about the salvation of her Church of Christ, in the first and all suc- soul; but her mind was set upon the gaieties ceeding ages. By the late Rev. and and pleasures of the world, which were the learned Micaiah Towgood. Anew edition. primary object of her pursuit, and indeed

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127 her highest delight. As a striking proof with her disconsolate partner bewail her of the truth of this, she was accustomed to loss. In every relation of life, as a wife, mention to her friends the following anec- a mother, a Christian, and a friend, her dote. On her first coming to London, the deportment was exemplary, and such as hand of Him who fixes the bounds of our adorned the doctrine of God her Saviour; habitation, directed her to apply for a va-, and as the fruit of her christian profession cancy which she heard of in a religious was unto holiness, so have her friends the family; but it was with great difficulty she satisfaction to believe, that her end is prevailed on herself to accept the situa- EVERLASTING LIFE. She has certainly left tion, fearing it would preclude her from behind her a pleasing testimony of the enjoying the sweets of life. She had not power of the genuine gospel of Christ, long resided, however, with this family, when really and cordially believed, to dewhen the same invisible hand led her to liver the human mind from the bondage of hear the word of life preached, by the late sin, and the love of this present evil world, Mr. Bull (afterwards minister of Newport which she overcame through the faith of Pagnel.) Discoursing from Rom. xiii. 12. the Son of God; its happy influence in “ The night is far spent, the day is at hand; constraining those who love it, to pass let us therefore cast off the woảks of dark- the time of their sojourning here in the fear ness, and let us put on the armour of of God, as strangers and pilgrims who have light;" it pleased God to reach conviction no continuing city, but who seek one to to her mind, and bring her to see that she come ;” and, above all, its unspeakable imwas a poor, guilty, depraved mortal, liable portance in supporting the heart of a sinto all the dreadful consequences of “the ful mortal in the hour of death, and enabling works of darkness.” She also attained to it nobly to triumph over the king of terrors. some little apprehension of the value of In the very declining state of her health, “the armour of light,” but her knowledge she was prevailed upon by her friends, who of this was afterwards greatly encreased were anxious, if consistent with the divine under the ministry of the late Mr. Romaine, will, to prolong the life of one so dear to on which she had now an opportunity of them, to try the benefit of country air, and attending. The word preached by him was she was sometime absent from her family; greatly blessed to her soul, and she “grew but, persuaded that her end was fast apin grace, and the knowledge of her Lord proaching, she entreated to be brought and Saviour.”

home, that she might die among her family About the age of twenty-two, her mind and friends. In this state, when visited was so far enlightened to understand the by her affectionate pastor, she uniformly Scriptures, as to perceive something of the afforded the most pleasing indications of a meaning of a christian church, in a state calm, serene, and tranquil mind. “ You of separation from the ungodly; and also have been greatly afflicted," said he to her. that it is the will of Christ his disciples Yes,” she replied, “ but my afflictions should confess his name before the world, have been sanctified, and they have brought and publicly avow him the object of their me to rest more on Christ, as the centre of hope, and the Lord of their consciences. my soul.” “Well," said he,"you will soon Conformably, therefore, with the convic- be with him.” “ Yes," she answered, tions of her own mind, she solicited com- “ and see that blessed head which was munion with a christian church at Wal- once crowned with thorns for me.” When worth, then under the pastoral care of the she saw any of her friends weeping around late Mr. Joseph Swaine; and after being her, she would say, “I am almost at home; baptized upon a profession of her faith, do not weep for me, but rejoice.” It was a she was admitted a member. Some years common expression with her, when any of ago, coming to reside in Fetter-lane, she her friends called to see her, and enquired attended upon the worship of a christian how she was—“Going home!" Yet she church in the vicinity, under the pastoral was remarkably exempt from every thing care of Mr. Austin, and finding his ministry that was enthusiastic and flighty. Though exceedingly profitable to her, she applied blessed with strong consolation, she was for a dismission from the Walworth church, never rapturous. Her views were such as which was granted, and she became a became a dying sinner, who was “looking member of that in Fetter-lane, and con- for the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ tinued so to the time of her decease. Here unto eternal life," and her last words were, “ her soul prospered and was in health.” Mercy, mercy, mercy! which having re(3 John 2.) and though remarkably exer- peated, she gently fell asleep in the arms cised with outward trials in providence, of her afflicted husband, yielding her imher mind was kept in a state of settled mortal spirit into the hands of “ Him in peace, resting upon the word of truth, the whom she had believed.” At her own regospel of her salvation; and, amidst all the quest, her death was improved by Mr. troubles of life, “looking for that blessed Austin, in a discourse preached on the hope, and the glorious appearing of the evening of the Lord's day after her intergreat God, even her Saviour, Jesus Christ.” ment, from Rom. xiii. 12. the words which

She had been married nineteen years, had been, under the blessing of God, the and had borne to her husband thirteen happy means of leading her into the way children, of whom eight survive her, and of truth.

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