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THE

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER,

CONDUCTED

BY MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.

FOR THE YEAR 1815.

BEING

THE FOURTEENTH VOLUME.

FROM THE LONDON EDITION.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED

PUBLISHED BY DAVID HALE.

ALSO BY HEZEKIAH HOWE, NEW

HAVEN; AND SOLOMON WIATT, PHILADELPHIA.

Subscriptions received by Henry Whipple, Salem; Charles Whipple, Newburyport; J. Avery, Plymouth; Simeon Butler, Northampton; Rev. Samuel Osgood, Springfield; Henry Brown, Esq Stockbridge; 4. Shearmanjun New Bedford, Msachusetts:-J... Hyde. Portland, MaineAmos Tappa, Portsmouth; J Hinds, Hanover; G Hough, Concord, New Hampshire:-Amos Doolittle, Esq. Middlebury; Lewis F. Gallup, Woodstock, Vermont:-Sheldon and Goodwin, Hartford; A. T. Goodrich and Thomas Longworth, New York.

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EAST-INDIA MISSIONS OF THE so were baptized. Being baptized, we

CIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN

KNOWLEDGE.

(Continued from Vol. for 1814, p. 752.)

THE

HE Report for 1792 makes honourable mention of the efforts of

the Rev. D. Brown and the Rev. J. Owen, and also of W. Chambers,* C. Grant, and Udny, Esqrs. to keep alive the Society's Mission in Calcutta. The efforts of the Society, however, to procure a supply for that station, had proved unsuccessful.

Mr. Gerické had baptized 71 children and 16 adults, and had put to press a translation of the Pilgrim's Progress in the Malabar Lange. Mr. Swartz had baptized, in the Tanjore station, 87 Heathens, and had received 23 converts from Popery. At Palamcottah, Mr. Jænické had baptized 40 Heathens, and received 12 Roman Catholick converts.

At Tranquebar, 18 adult converts had been added to the congregation. The schools contained 166 children.

The Rev. C. W. Pezold was this year appointed one of the Society's Missionaries.

and

The Rev. Mr. Swartz, in a letter dated Madras, Feb. 5, 1793, observes concerning the Heathens, that many of them were baptized last year, particularly some of those called Kaller, who were looked upon as the worst, and somewhat resemble the thievish Arabians." These people, having been instructed two months, * The death of Mr. Chambers is an nounced, in the Report of the succeeding year, as a severe loss to the interests of true religion in India, and to the affairs of the Calcutta Mission in particular.

Christ. Observ. No. 157.

insisted upon their becoming industrious in their proper business. All of them had very good fields, which they were exhorted to cultivate. To these exhortations, we added ocular inspection. I went and visited them in their villages. Having examined them in respect of their knowledge, commonly done in the presence of a and prayed with them, which was great many Heathens, I desired to see the fruits of their industry, on which they fully satisfied me. I then exhorted them to be honest, in paying the usual rent to Government, which they soon did in a pleasing manner. The appearance was agreeable, and the prospect hopeful.

As the water courses in their district had not been cleared for fifteen years, by which neglect the cultivation was impeded, and the harvest lessened,

I entreated the collector to advance a sum of money to clear them, promising to send people to inspect the work. The work was completely done, and those inhabitants who formerly, for want of water, had reaped only 4000 large measures, called kalam, reaped now 14,000 kalam, and rejoiced in the increase. The whole district reaped nearly 100,000 kalam more than they had done the preceding year. But this our joy

was

Heathens observing that many of soon turned into grief. The their relations wished to embrace

Christianity, and that such as bad been baptized refused to join in their plundering expeditions, assembled, and formed an encampment, threatening to extirpate Christianity. Now all looked dismal. Many of the B

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