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JULY, 1859. 



ittissionarn tDork at our own EJaors. 

Having occasion recently to visit a parish, in another dio- 
cese, not far from this city, we heard at one time, incidentally, 
of two cases which illustrate forcibly the lamentable ignorance 
and neglect of religious privileges which everywhere prevail. 

The one was the case of a young man, whom the Rector’s 
wife was, with careful kindness, teaching to read. He was 
entirely ignorant of the first principles of religious truth, was 
habitually profane, and had never even heard that there was a 
Lord’s Prayer , much less learned it and come to use it in the 
spirit of prayer and supplication. In his frequent visits he 
was taught to read, and gradually led on, until he was 
instructed in the truth, and not only a regular attendant at 
church, but of his own accord, desirous of being baptized and 
admitted to the other privileges of the Christian Church. 

The other was an aged man, of sixty-eight years, who in 
early life had been confirmed in England, and yet had not 
been in church for forty years , until sought out and kindly 
led thither by the Rector’s care and love. He, too, was care- 
less, ignorant, and needed much of instruction and guidance, 
to rouse his slumbering conscience and direct his feet into the 
way of peace. This is but one of many instances, in which 

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the children of the Mother Church, are here left as sheep with- 
out a shepherd, to wander on in darkness and in sin. 

Now if two such cases can he found in a Christian neighbor- 
hood, what must be the frightful ignorance and destitution in 
our new settlements, where there are no schools or churches, 
and the inhabitants are left to indifference and irreligion, if 
not to vice and infidelity ? What a motive is there here for 
earnest missionary efforts, “ to them that are far off, and to 
them that are nigh.” In every city and place just such cases 
of ignorance may he found, if Christian kindness will seek them 
out and li care for their souls.” And oh, what mighty multi- 
tudes, in our land of Christian light, are going down to death, 
not knowing whether there he any Lord’s Prayer, or Holy 
Ghost, or loving Saviour, or righteous God, or heaven or hell ! 
Would that the daily use of the Lord’s Prayer, by Christian 
hearts, might he made more of a high reality, in warm desire, 
strong faith, patient love, and earnest effort for the salvation of 
the souls of men ! Oh, that in all our neighborhoods we may 
have just such kind and pious efforts, with the same happy issue 
and results ! This is the true missionary spirit, and mission- 
ary work, in every sphere, small or large, at home or abroad, 
in the city or the country, in our own land, and even to the 
end of the world. 



iHissionarg Spirit anb Jhrajm*. 

“ Church membership is at the root of the whole. 1 Un- 
real,’ said Thomas Whytehead, ‘ is all union of hearts, that 
are not knit together in the bonds of the mystical body.’ And 
in terms somewhat reversed, wc may add, Unreal is all pro- 
fession of Christianity, which unites not men in the spread of 
the Gospel of Christ. Interest in Missions is of* its very es- 
sence, and is a genuine interpretation of the baptismal vow. 
Personal work and alms bestowed on the cause of Missions, 
are sanctified by daily prayer for their success. I dare not 



A Liberal Giver. 



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propose anything short of daily prayer for the promotion of a 
cause which lies so near the heart of the compassionate Jesus ; 
occasional or temporary prayer would he altogether inadequate. 
A Christian should surely, once in the day, as a general rule, 
breathe into the earlier part of the Lord’s prayer a missionary 
intention : and he could not do it in terms more simple and 
comprehensive than those which the catechism had taught him 
in his youth : ‘ I desire my Lord God, our Heavenly Father, 
who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me and 
to all people, that we may worship Him, serve Him, and obey 
Him, as we ought to do.’ One who possessed as much of his 
Master’s spirit as most men of this generation, the late Rev. 
Edward Bickersteth, in his book of ‘ Family Prayer for Six 
Weeks,’ has embodied a petition for Missions, in some shape 
or other, in every prayer, both morning and evening.” — Colo- 
nial Church Chronicle for May , 1859, p. 180. 



& £iberal (Burn*. 

“ How is it, Betty,” said a minister to a poor woman in 
Wales, who was always observed to contribute something when- 
ever a collection was taken — “ how is it I always see you drop 
something on the plate ? Where do you get it ?” 

“ Oh, sir, I do not know,” she replied ; “ the Lord knows 
my heart and good-will to His cause, and, somehow or other, 
when a collection is to be made, I am sure to have my penny 
before me ; and when it comes I put it in the plate.” 

“ Well,” said he, “ you have been faithful in a little, take 
this, and do what you will with it.” 

“ Five dollars, sir !” said she ; “ I never had so much money 
in my life ; what shall I do with it ?” 

“ I dare say you will find means of spending it,” said he, 
“ if your heart is devoted to the Lord’s cause.” 

Soon after this a man came round to solicit subscriptions for 
some benevolent object; he went to one person, who gave him 



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three dollars, and another who gave him one, both of which 
were regarded as very liberal donations. Happening to come 
to this poor woman, he asked her what she would do. 

“ Put my name down for five dollars.” 

“ Fi^e dollars !” said he, “ why, where did you get it from ?” 

“ Oh, sir,” said she, “ I got it honestly, put my name 
down.” 

She gave him the money ; and in about two weeks from this 
time, she received a letter, informing her that a friend had just 
left her five hundred dollars. 

How often do we see fulfilled that Scripture, “There is that 
scattereth, and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth 
more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.” Prov. xi. 24. 

“ Largely thou givest, gracious Lord , 

Largely thy gifts should be restored. 

Freely thou giVest ; and thy word 
Is — ‘ Freely give 
He only who forgets to hoard, 

Has learned to live.” 

Christian Witness. 



litoral Eliscipline of 0ioing. 

“ But rather give alms of such things as ye have, and behold all things are clean 
unto you.'' — Luke xi. 41. 

(From a sermon by Rev. G-eo. Shephard, D. D.) 

We see how important it is, that one have at the bottom and 
the beginning, right principle. It is a grand regulator. One 
right principle at the head and fountain of conduct, puts and 
keeps everything in the region of it, and resulting therefrom, 
right also. And a principle like the one we have now stated, 
thus generic and summary in the prevention of evil, and the 
production of good, has herein a proof that it is right, and is 
of Grod. Just see what it does. This one word, givihg, car- 
ried through on this principle, succeeds to blot out those other 
traitorous and engulfing words — will to be rich — among the 



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most tainting and deadly in all the human vocabulary. 
Planted here, doing this, no taint shall ever touch you ; no ill- 
gotten gain shall ever sear your conscience or burn your palm. 
The clustering graces of holiness, the rather, will gather around 
and adorn your character. All that is given will go with free- 
ness and joy ; and the result, the amount imparted, shall stand 
in the end as a noble monument, not of merit, but of grace 
— the soul’s treasure passed over, laid up on the other side, its 
own inalienable possession, the glory and wealth of its immor- 
tality. 

Not only shall you be blest in your character and deed, but 
those connected with and dependent upon you shall be blest 
through you as your intent and prosperous hoarding never 
could have blessed them. Hence, in another sense, all things 
are clean unto you. By this standard and course of benefi- 
cence, by this example of piety, by the prayers which go up 
from a heart thus pervaded and consecrated, by such large out- 
goes of charity as shall keep down the hope of inherited wealth 
in those coming after, you help form an atmosphere of purity 
for children to breathe and grow up in. The property which, 
fast held, and to the last skilfully rolled up, would have been 
a snare to them, an omnipresent temptation, as it commonly 
is — have taken away their manly strength and salient aspira- 
tion, and achieving enterprise, as it commonly does — dooming 
them, and passing them, with rare exceptions, to the shades 
of insignificance and blank nothingness in creation, as is most 
obtrusively and painfully the case — this property, dealt with and 
* disbursed on the other principle, is charged with no such perils 
— is changed wholly to another, a vital element and issue. The 
carnal and corrupting given, the spiritual is received ; and so 
the treasures of your home become vastly greater, and richer. 
The crowning good is that all is clean ; your hands clean : 
your reputation clean ; your soul, through grace, clean; your 
children, through the same grace, clean ; all these clean to 
you. 



310 Moral Discipline of Giving. 

Is it not an astounding fact, when there is so much created 
in order to he given, and so many professed servants, new cre- 
ated of G-od who hold it, and are hound to give it — the oath 
of consecration most solemnly upon them — a world needing it, 
the world all thrown open to receive it or the Gospel it might 
send — its millions upon millions brought into vicinage, 
and we may come directly to them, and impress them, and 
mould them, and put them in the way to heaven ; and yet it 
is a fact that the Church fails most frequently and decisively 
in meeting the cost ; as though she could not afford to feet her 
dollars against the redemption of these souls. I fear she hardly 
puts down annually a dime against a soul. The men to go 
are oftener on hand ; it is the money that lags. 

It does seem often as though the worst, the most cruel form 
of selfishness is this which links itself with religion and reli- 
gious people. Oh ! this selfishness of the new man ; this 
Christian worldliness ; this baptized carnality ; this holy greed 
of gain'; what a demoniac heart thou hast. Accursed shape ! 
hellish thing ! away from our temples and our hearts ! Let 
the Master come, if he must, with his scourge of cords, and 
drive him out of our temples and our hearts; and himself pos- 
sess us, and fill us with his own good spirit. 

But the blessed Master has another and a better way to 
purge out the evil, and take the possession, namely, by his 
truth and grace. This is the doctrine of the text and of all 
his Gospel. The Christian character is benevolence — the 
spirit of sacrifice and of work for a lost world. A missionary 
spirit is the measure of it ; a giving spirit, at once the meas- 
ure and the promoter of it. 

Giving, then, is one of the means of grace — one of the best 
means of spiritual growth. If no good externally is done by 
the gifts, the charities, still a vital and immeasurable good is 
done to the giving soul — enough, and vastly more than enough, 
to justify the deed. The sordid taunt so often thrown, “ Why 
all this waste ?” — it comes of the sordidness that is equal to the 
sale of the Lord himself — the thirty pieces in the pocket bet- 



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ter than He. I repeat, if no outer good is done, there is no 
waste ; no matter what the amount given, be it only enough ; 
if done with the Christian motive, then the character is set 
forward, and the Church is brought up higher and nearer to 
the millenial state. The Church must pass through the work 
and the sacrifice of establishing the millenium abroad, in order 
to make one in her own pale. Those final words of her Lord, 
then, which lay upon her this amazing responsibility, Gro preach 
the Grospel — evangelize all nations ; — are to her an untold heri- 
tage of blessings and of blessedness. They embody the cor- 
rective and expulsion of her deadliest foes ; they are to her 
the necessary means of the victory, and the kingdom and the 
crown ; I mean on this ground of attainment — personal, sepa- 
rate fitness, reached by the culture and through the conflict of 
beneficent giving and doing. The question before us is, Will 
we meet these conditions, and have the millenium at home ; 
the kingdom within us — not forgetting the one condition our 
Lord so magnificently marks — giving alms of such things as 
we have ? 

To very many, this, as a means of grace — of spiritual ad- 
vance ; stands in the first plate, and is indispensable; stands 
in a sense even before prayer — they being ahead in prayer, 
behind in giving. To all those, then, who have given leanly 
and grudgingly, we say, Arise and give — give bountifully — 
give heartily — give wilfully — just because something within 
resists, and says, I won’t. Grive the more and still more, from 
the very teeth and grip of the old retaining passion. Grive 
with the measure and intent to crucify it; — that hundred, the 
nail; that thousand, the spike ; that ten thousand, the spear; 
and so proceed and persist till the base and slimy thing is 
wholly dead. 

And in our dealings with others — the minister in his appeals 
to his people — must come to them with some authority, with 
a worthy object and with a sizable claim. A small matter will 
not do the business with men ; take them as they rise. The 
hearts of the majority are so snugly shut up — the orifice not 












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unfrequently al] tight and twisted and gnarled — if you would 
come upon it with any likelihood, it must be, not merely with 
a sharp tool, but with some bulk and weight ; pry at it with 
a massive lever — some little local appeal will not make a pas- 
sage. The field is the world — the instrument also. Then 
make the big world into a wedge, and drive that in, and so you 
shall succeed, and they and the world shall be the better 
for it. 

Giving — doing — sacrificing, on the right scale, is not only 
the means of grace to ourselves ; it is the secret of power in 
what we do for the needy or perishing. Money so given that 
it does us good in the giving, does, we believe, vastly more 
good in its going forth. It takes, so to speak, an embalming 
and vitalizing from the heart it leaves, which gives it, or the 
truth it commissions, an imbedding in the hearts it goes to. 
A thorough victory over selfishness, achieved and shown on the 
part of Christians and the Church, becomes the miracle of the 
Gospel — its moral sign, which opens a path for it to the souls 
of skeptical or idolatrous men. What economy appears in the 
arrangement of means, and what responsibility it imposes, that 
our condition of power toward the world is simply that the 
Gospel, by our whole reception of it, has become a power upon 
ns ; first, a power upon us, then a power within, and a power 
emanant. The Gospel living in us, and working out, is its 
own witness. In this condition, we need spend no time in 
preliminaries, none in philosophizing or proving. Filled full 
of it ourselves, that is the argument — and overflowing, that 
the argument — and giving bountifully, and intently working 
for the good of others, that the argument. So was it with the 
Apostle Paul. Mighty as he was in the tread of his logic when 
he chose, in the main he was his own argument ; — moved over 
lands and seas, himself a colossal demonstration. The same 
with the Christians then ; their character ; the reing of love 
throughout ; their total conquest of selfishness — no man call- 
ing anything he possessed his own — that their argument. 
What they did, history tells us, and we shall repeat the achieve- 



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ment, when we repeat the character, and not till then. .Our 
first responsibility is to be what we ought to be, and what we 
may be. The path is all open to the attainment — the Divine 
Helper open to our access ; to Him let us come, with hearts 
open and longing to receive the replenishments of good which 
shall eject the evjl — those enrichments of grace, those treas- 
ured gifts of salvation, that repletion of the love divine which 
shall make us ready, eager even, for a work or sacrifice fitted 
to advance the kingdom and the glory of the Master. 



(Dtttsibe Contributions. 

From the third anniversary sermon of Rev. W. H. Hill, in 
Grace Church, Sacramento, California, on Sunday, May 1st, 
1859, from St. Luke xvii. 10 : “ So likewise ye, when ye 
shall have done all those things which are commanded you, 
say, We are unprofitable servants, we have done that which 
it was our duty to do.” 

Besides much of plain and earnest counsel, we commend 
the following to our readers, as to contributions for other than 
parish purposes : 

I have but few words to say in relation to these outside benevolent con- 
tributions. Some may think I call upon you for them too often. They 
greatly mistake who thus suppose. The law of the Kingdom of Grace is 
the reverse of that of the world. On every Christian temple, as well as 
on every Christian heart, should be inscribed these words of truth and 
soberness : “ It is more blessed to give than to receive “ He that 
giveth to the poor shall not lack or these : “ He that hath pity upon the 
poor lendeth unto the Lord; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid 
him again.” I do you, then, a favor, by giving you these opportunities. 
You are investing money that will pay you back a glorious interest. Who 
will tell me, this day, that he or this Church is any the poorer for the con- 
tribution of the sums I have just named ? Not one ; nor could it be said 
if the amounts had been quadrupled. I not only believe God’s words in 
the abstract, but also in their particular application. I have watched this 
subject closely, and have always found that those parishes which con- 
tributed the most liberally and conscientiously to missions and other 
benevolent objects, where, from the very necessities of the case, the gifts 



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Wisconsin. 



must be disinterested, have always been, and are now, the most prosper- 
ous and able in their temporal concerns, to say nothing of spiritual growth; 
while those which have been miserly and niggardly in their contributions, 
forever taking refuge in the proverbial saying that “ charity begins at 
home,” have always been, are now, and I believe always will be, half- 
starved, poor parishes, ever struggling against difficulties, unable- to meet 
their necessary current expenses, without a blessing, temporal or spiritual, 
from Him from whom comes every good and perfect gift. Such are the 
teachings of fact, as well as of the Word of God, and it is because I wish 
you to be prosperous and to grow in grace and strength from day to day 
and year to year, as well as because it is your duty, that I spare you not 
in these opportunities to demonstrate how much of love to God and charity 
toward your fellows is in your hearts. I crave your thanks, therefore, 
rather than your censure and complaints. 



Wisconsin. 

Sheboygan and Plymouth — Rev. J. B. Pradt. 

Considerations connected in part with my health, induce me, with the 
approbation of my Bishop, to desist, for a time, from the regular offices 
of the Ministry, and I, therefore, reluctantly resign my appointment as 
Missionary of the Domestic Committee of the Board of Missions, to take 
effect from and after the middle of the present quarter , i. e. May 15. It 
would have given me much pleasure to have continued in the service of 
the Committee until at least the close of the half year (July 1); but cir- 
cumstances render it proper for me to desist from my Mission as early as 
at the time indicated. 

It may be proper for me to add that, since my appointment by the Com- 
mittee, as well as for some time previously, I have given, usually, two 
services each Sunday, in Plymouth, and a third service at Sheboygan, 
fourteen miles distant. On three Sundays, I have given my second 
service in Lima, a township lying somewhat off from my usual route from 
Plymouth to Sheboygan. These visits have awakened some interest in 
our services. I have also made two visits (the first in October last) to 
Sparta, a pleasant and promising town, far to the west of me. At my 
second visit, I was much pleased to find several persons desirous of con- 
firmation, and that an excellent impression in favor of the Church had 
been produced by recent visits from Bishop Kemper and the Rev. Mr. 
Durlin, the Missionary at La Crosse. 

We were favored with a visit from our good Bishop about a month 
since, when four persons were confirmed at Plymouth, and one at Sheboy- 
gan. Two adults and three children have been baptized at the former 



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station since my appointment, and one child at the latter place ; and on 
Sunday next I expect to baptize several children in each parish. 

Through the exertions of a few ladies the Sunday-school, at Sheboygan, 
has very largely increased. 

I do not know that I have more to add, except to acknowledge the many 
benefactions, from known or unknown friends, to the parish at Plymouth, 
and to commend it to the further fostering care of the Committee. 



Kansas. 

Leavenworth City — Rev. Hiram Stone. 

The last few months have been an eventful period in the history of 
Kansas. The excitement after gold has led thousands from almost every 
part of our country, to embark as adventurers to a wild and almost unin- 
habited region, lying several hundred miles beyond the outposts of civili- 
zation. This, of course has had its influence upon the social, moral, and 
religious condition of the territory, and particularly upon its principal 
towns, of which ours is the first in importance. Leavenworth has 
experienced, thus far, a fapidity of growth which, from its earliest incep- 
tion, has been wholly unparalleled in the history of our nation. Yet, as 
a necessary consequence, the interests of religion do not advance in any- 
thing of an equal ratio with the increase of people. The proportion of 
foreign population, compared with native born citizens, is fearfully im- 
mense. 

And now to show what influences religion has to contend against, we 
will cite one instance of recent occurrence : 

Moved by a spirit of insubordination, a large number of citizens peti- 
tioned the City Council for a relaxation of the present stringency of the 
Sunday law, at the same time asking the privilege of keeping open stores, 
saloons, &c., on that day. After considerable hesitation, the Council so 
far acceded to the petition as to allow the matter to be settled by a vote of 
the people, and Monday, the 28th of March, was accordingly fixed upon 
as the day for deciding. The day proved exceedingly inclement, and con- 
sequently considerably diminished the number of votes. Tickets were 
printed and freely distributed on both sides. These bore their respective 
inscriptions — “ Sunday Law” — “No Sunday Law” — and upon this 
strange issue more than 1,000 votes were cast ; of these, 1,000 citizens 
voted for the proper observance of the Lord’s day, and 600 against it. 
This statement will serve to inform the Church concerning the state of 
affairs among us, and also advise all the friends of our cause not to expect 
too much of those who labor in the pioneer field. 



316 Washington. 

Besides this fearful array of vice and irreligion, the Protestant force is 
here, as elsewhere, far from being a unit in point of mutual co-operation. 

Society, by gradual process, is becoming regulated according to the 
principles of religion and virtue ; and the Church, though weak and in 
her infancy, is making her influence felt. Yet we must look for her 
permanent establishment and healthy prosperity to the time when the 
excitement of gold and speculation has given place to a state of affairs 
more abiding and substantial. And when the public mind has become 
somewhat unbent from its present tension after these worldly objects, 
people will, doubtless, begin to think more seriously upon things which 
are spiritual and eternal. Our only course, therefore, is to bide the time 
with patient labor and earnest watchfulness, assured that in due time the 
cause of God will prevail. 



toasljinigton. 

Fort Vancouver — Rev. J. McCarty , D. D. 

W ith the increase of the garrison at this ]^>st, from one to six com- 
panies, my field of usefulness has become more important. The Sunday 
morning congregations, made up of the garrison, with a small number 
of persons in the employ of the Hudson Bay Company, has been larger 
during the last few months than heretofore. I generally visit the quarters 
of one of the companies an evening of* every week, deliver an address, 
and commonly conclude with prayer. In addition to other visits to the 
hospital, as occasion may require, I go there every Saturday evening, 
deliver a brief discourse, and have prayer. I have commenced a Friday 
evening service and lecture in the chapel of the post, for the season of 
Lent. The Sunday evening congregation in the village has been large for 
the place, generally filling the school-house — our place of worship. The 
Sunday-school is still kept up, but the number of scholars is small, and 
their attendance irregular. 

I have visited and officiated a Sunday, both in the morning and even- 
ing, at the following places — Astoria, St. Helen’s, The Dalles, and Oregon 
City; besides, I have divided the services of a Sunday between Milwaukie 
and Oswego. Such are the arrangements of the boats on the Columbia 
and Willamett, that I have been obliged to spend from three to six days 
in making each one of these visits. As the congregation and prospects 
of the Church in Oregon City are improving, it is very important we 
should have a Missionary stationed there. 



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Minnesota. 

St. Cloud — Rev. Dudley Chase. 

During the winter past I have continued to officiate, with but few 
interruptions, notwithstanding the severity of the weather ; but I cannot 
say that, during that period, I had much to encourage me. This spring, 
however, our evening service at St. Cloud has been attended by a more 
numerous congregation than is found in any other house of worship in 
the place. My visits to Sauk Rapids have been very much interrupted by 
the insecure state of die ice and the breaking up of the river. 

I visited and preached at Clearwater, a village twelve miles below. 
Last Sunday I crossed the river in a skiff, to officiate at Sauk Rapids ; 
but I found the whole population of able-bodied men scattered pver the 
hills, contending with the prairie fires. As I looked over the river, I saw 
the long line of fire bearing down upon our little church, and it was with 
great difficulty saved by those skilled in u setting back fires.” The judges 
and justices had laid aside black cloth, and were hard at work in the dress 
of firemen to save their homes. “ Saved ! yet though as by fire.” 

I had the pleasure of meeting our venerable Missionary Bishop, who 
will visit us on his returi^from the Indian Mission, and will confirm. 

. Our ladies have been active in organizing a sewing society, and have 
already secured a small sum. I have secured a lot for a parsonage. 

We have lost a few valuable members ; and a few families are coming 
in. We hope for better times. I can only say that I have labored in 
hope and prayer for a blessing. 



Jllittois. 

Wilmington — Rev. C. B. Stout. 

Tee first six months having expired since my appointment as Mission- 
ary at Manhattan and Wilmington, I would report as follows : 

Stated services have been regularly held in the two parishes under my 
charge every alternate Lord’s day. The journey of fifteen miles, much of 
it over an open prairie, during the winter months, has been often fearful, 
and sometimes positively dangerous ; but, under the protection of a good 
Providence, I have been saved from any serious accidents. 

During the season of Lent, services were sustained in this parish 
Wednesdays and Fridays, and every day in Passion Week, with encoura- 
ging success. n 

The Western Missionary has a life of constant toil, incessant labor, and 
wearisome anxiety. Calls are made on his time in attending funerals in 



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the country for miles around, not unfrequently when the roads are almost 
impassable. He must go out and search for “ Christ’s sheep that are 
scattered abroad,” inducing the living to attend on the means of grace, 
and perform the last rites for the dead. On one occasion, to meet a call 
of this kind, your Missionary made a journey of fifty miles, in February, 
when the travelling was exceedingly hazardous, preaching twice, and 
performing full services both at the funeral and at another place where an 
appointment had been made. 

On the 21st of May, we were gratified with a visitation from our Bishop, 
when seven new disciples were confirmed ; two others were necessarily 
absent much to my regret. These all are expected to join the Communion 
on Whit-S unday. The Bishop’s appointment for Manhattan had to be 
withdrawn for the . present, owing to one of those unavoidable delays 
v/hich will sometimes occur, even after every precaution had been taken 
to guard against a failure. 

The results of the past year are gratifying ; both my parishes are yet 
in the first years of infancy. Baptisms at Manhattan — 3 adults and 4 
children ; confirmed, 5 ; one candidate confirmed elsewhere — total, 6. 
At Wilmington — baptisms, 3 adults and 13 children; confirmed at two 
visitations, 11 — total in both parishes within fovelve months, 17 children 
baptized and 6 adults ; confirmed, *17 ; while more than 20 have been 
added to the communion. 

The pecuniary embarrassments of our Western people have indeed 
borne heavily on the Church, and those who are called to do the work of 
the Church. We look forward to better times. The prospects of a good 
harvest the present year are encouraging, and we pray for a large in- 
gathering of souls into the garner of the Lord ! 



S an Augustine — Rev. J. Owen. 

In t the month of March, it„was my misfortune to lose my house and 
premises by fire, but my parishioners have been very kind in aiding to 
repair my loss. I had just made a purchase of the property on credit, for 
which the la3t payment is to'be made on the 1st of next January. You 
have heard the result of our proceedings in the election of the Rev. Mr. 
Gregg, of South Carolina. I trust he will accept and be a great blessing 
to the Church in this Diocese. The work here may be slow, but it must 
be sure, with the gracious aid of Him who giveth the increase. I have 
nothing particular to add, except that the mule that I rode nearly 200 
miles, to the convention, became so obstinate on his return that 1 had to 
trade him away for a horse, give $75 in addition, and as I was among 



Iowa — Florida. 



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total strangers, leave my gold watch as security for the payment of the 
same, otherwise I could not reach home. The work of a pioneer in this 
country is by no means easy or profitable ; but it is an honor to be allowed 
to do or suffer anything in so good a cause. 



3oum. 

Fort Dodge — Rev. T. B. Fairchild. 

Herewith I send you my report one month in advance of time. My 
reason for this is, that I have accepted a unanimous and pressing call to 
return to my old parish in Ohio. 1 leave the station in a state much more 
inviting than I found it, a church nearly completed, and so far free from 
embarrassment, except for the means to complete it. It is needless for 
me to show the reasons for my resignation ; but it may be proper to say 
that it is for no reason connected with the prosperity of the parish, but as 
a simple matter of duty to the Church to keep an important field from 
running to waste. 

I have been in the service of your Board one year and five months, at a 
great sacrifice of comfort aftid health, but not, I trust, without some fruit 
for my labor. I hereby tender you my resignation of this station, to take 
effect at the close of this month. 



iloriba. 

Fernandino — Rev. James 11. Williams. 

At your suggestion, here are the chief points in brief of the planting 
of the Church and its success, in Fernandino, Florida. Amelia Island is 
a sand bank, about 16 miles long and 2 broad, from which the ocean 
retired not long since, judging from appearances ; it is dotted liberally 
with marshes, and has a few farms, some pine trees, an indefinite amount 
of ground, palmetto which bids defiance to fire and water, spade, shovel, 
axe, and hoe, to exterminate it. 

In days not remote, an old Spaniard owned a farm at the northwest 
end of this island ; his name was Fernandez. He died and was buried 
under a bending live oak (hung mournfully with drooping mos§) which 
stood about the centre of his farm ; and this grave of old farmer Fernan- 
dez is now the centre of Fernandino. Four new Missionary stations 
around it have sprung up within three years ; over a hundred houses, 
tenanted by upward of a thousand people, mostly from the Carolinas and 
Georgia. 1 



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Florida . 



The railroad projected to run across the north end of Florida, from the 
ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, gave the first impulse to Fernandino, and 
keeps it up ; it starts from here, and over half the rail is laid down ; four 
steamboats, going north and south, touch here every week, in connection 
with the train. These railroad and steamboat advantages, and their 

f eographical position, together with the fact of their having a good deep 
arbor, and eighteen feet of water on the bar generally, sometimes more, 
have impressed the Fernandinians with the firm conviction that this place 
is to become a great city in a short time. I am not judge enough of such 
matters to hazard an opinion of my own on the subject. The surface of 
the country is a dead level ; but the woods are green all the year, and the 
air is pure, very pure. Meat has been known to keep three weeks in 
summer, hanging under the shade of a tree. Men are rarely, if ever, sun- 
struck, and dogs do not go mad. Living is high, and pestiferous insects 
are abundant. The climate of Fernandino is, on the whole, healthy and 
pleasant, but not for lung , liver , or throat complaints. So far as my 
observation goes, these require the dry, even temperature of the interior, 
the “ Pine Barrens,” where, unfortunately, you can get little fit to eat. 

Five months ago there was no place of worship in Fernandino. The 
Railroad Company offered a lot to each body of Christians. The few 
Church people here, when this offer was made, consulted together, and 
chose a lot, for which they pay $16 a year until they can pay $200 in full 
for it. 

On the 14th of June, 1858, a meeting was held, and the parish of St. 
Peter’s, Fernandino, organized. Four days afterward, the Vestry of 
St. Peter’s met again, and appointed a Building Committee, limited to 
$15,000, to take measures to erect a small chapel, and procure a Pastor, 
and recommend some mode of supporting the same. This Committee, 
with the consent, of the Vestry, called Rev. James Henry Williams, and 
put up a building, at a cost of $2,200. The corner stone of St. Peter’s 
was laid November 8th, 1858, by Rt. Rev. Francis H. Rutledge, D. D., 
Bishop of Florida, and the first service was held in the church (though 
still unfinished) on fourth Sunday after Epiphany, January 30th, 1859, 
the building not being ready to occupy before. 

Since then, regular services have been held every Sunday, except two, 
when I preached at the Bishop’s request, at St. Augustine, Rev. Mr. 
Thackara, rector there, being absent on business for the Diocese. 

Coming down the river St. John’s, I stopped at Green Cove Springs, 
and held' service — ten or so present. 

During Lent, we had full service and sermon on Wednesdays and 
Fridays, and every day in Passion Week, and on Easter Monday. On 
Easter Tuesday J found myself unable to officiate. 



Ten Days in the West. 



321 



®en tBags in ilje iDcet. 

We have just returned from a short sojourn in the West, having visited 
Utica, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, Mihvaukie, Nashotah, Madison, and 
Janesville. We spent Whitsunday, June 12, in Buffalo, preaching in St. 
Paul’s, Trinity, and St. Luke’s. We were, on Trinity Sunday, in Chicago, 
preaching in St. James’ and Grace churches. In the intervening week we 
had the pleasure of visiting Nashotah, during the examinations and meet- 
ing of the trustees. We never saw this cherished institution look more 
beautiful or more promising, and never were its trustees and faculty more 
cheerful and hopeful. Their simple faith in God has not failed them, and* 
the large number of students, now in all over fifty, and the flourishing con- 
dition of the preparatory school at Delafield, under the energetic care of 
Rev. Messrs. De Koven and Hodges ; — with growing means supplied as 
wants and numbers grow, all attest the care and goodness of a kind Provi- 
dence. We heard, at the evening service, the sweet notes of an organ, 
recently presented by a lady of New-York, whose interest in the institu- 
tion is as untiring as her benefactions are constant and fiberal. The great 
want now for Nashotah is a new chapel, to replace the worn-out and de- 
cayed chapel, which is neither safe nor comfortable, in the rain or in the 
sunshine. We know no better work which any liberal churchman with 
large means could do, than to build at once this new chapel, and thus open 
a fountain of blessing for all time, in this honored school of the prophet*. 
About $20,000 should be thus expended. Who will have the privilege and 
the* honor 1 

We met, during our journey, Bishops Kemper, McCoskry, and Up- 
fold, besides many of the clergy, and had ample opportunity for pleas- 
ant and profitable conference as to our missionary work. Never was 
the field more white, the harvest more abundant. From the depressed 
state of things in all the West — the depreciation of real estate, the want 
of ready money, the stagnation of business, and the failure of the crops, 
for two or three years past — the pressure is painful and severe upon all 
classes, but especially its crushing weight must fall most heavily upon the 
poor missionaries and the parochial clergy. With the ability of their 
people so greatly crippled, they must rely more on their scanty mission- 
ary stipends, which should not only be paid promptly but increased ; or the 
faithful laborers will be left to Suffer, and all the interests of the Church to' 
suffer with then*. We w r ere glad to find the prospects of a good crop, in 
most places, promising, notwithstanding the fears and forebodings, from 
the recent frosts. Never did the petition in the Litany, “ that it may please 
Thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so that 
in due time w’e may enjoy them,” seem to be more of a necessity and real- 
ity than now. May all the members of the Church so use and plead it, 
“ that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Let 
earnest prayer, warm love, and lively faith, now open the hearts and hands 
of all the members of the Church, with large and liberal supplies for our 
work and wants. We never had more urgent need ; we never had more 
cheering hopes. We only want the faith that works and waits, the love 
that feels and gives. May the author and finisher of our faith r and the 
God of Love and Peace, smile on our feeble efforts, and crown them with 
success. 

l: Like Lebanon, in towering pride, 

May all our forests smile, 

And may our borders blossom wide. 

Like Sharon’s fruitful soil.” 

2 



322 Appointments — Resignations. 

Ql (Hail for (California. 

A liberal member of the Church has offered Bishop Kip $250 as an out- 
fit, and $250 a year, for three years, for any single man who will go to Cal- 
ifornia, who is ready to go, and that soon. Petaluma and other points are 
open and waiting. What young men are ready to go ? 



appointments. 

In Michigan, Rev. Edward Magee, to Saginaw, from Jan- 
uary 1. 1859. 

In Iowa, Rev. X. A. Welton, to Story County, from June 
1st, 1859. 

In Texas, Rev. J. M. Groshorn, to Gronzales, from ^March 
1st, 1859. 

In Arkansas, Rev. W. E. Eppes, to Camden, from May 1st, 
1859. 

In California, Rev. Henry Smeathman, to Nevada and 
Grass Valley, from , time to be filled by the Bishop. 

In Illinois, Rev. W. L. Bostwick, to Cairo and Jonesboro’, from 
April 1st, 1859. 



Resignations. 

In Iowa, Rev. T. B. Fairchild, of Fort Dodge, from July 
1st, 1859. 

In Wisconsin, Rev. J. B. Pradt, of Sheboygan, from May 
15th, 1859- 

In Florida, Rev. James H. Williams, of Fernandino, from 
May 1st, 1859. 

In Mississippi, Rev. J. S. Greene, of Monticellp, from May 
1st, 1859. 



0tu* iaxubs. 

They do not come in as well as we had hoped. Our friends 
will bear to he reminded gently, that the year is fast wearing 
away, that very many parishes have not yet remembered us, 
and that our wants are both growing and pressing. We shall 
need not less than the whole receipts of the preceding year, be- 
sides completing the Relief Fund, to carry us through and leave 
us without debt, at the end of the year. For this we need yet 
.a large amount for our current funds and $1,400 for the Relief 
Fund. Who will send it ? 



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323 



DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

The Treasurer of the Domestic Committee 
acknowledges the receipt of the following 
sums, from May 15th to June 15th, 1859. 

JHaine. 



JHarpIantJ. 

Hagerstown -St. John’s Par., 

St. John’s Church 

Prince Geo.'s Co. — St. Paul’s 

, Par , 4 

“ Upper Marlboro 



30 00 

13 OS 
12 83 



55 91 



IVtseasset — St. Philip’s. 



Fermont. 

Bennington— St. Peter's 5 15 

Guilford Christ 5 00 

JHassacfjusctfcs. 

Anonymous 2 00 

J5f)otie fislanh. 

Providence — St. John’s S. S. 
Quarter’s Pledge for 

Bishop Lee, Iowa 125 00 

Pawtucket — St. Paul’s S. S., 

seven blasses 9 54 

Middletown — Holy Cross... 3 75 

Connecticut. 

Hamden — Grace $15 75 

North-Haven — St. J ohn’s. ... 7 00 

Portland — Trinity 20 00 

Sharon — Christ 8 00 

Hartford — St. John’s 72 25 

Hebron — St. Peter’s — 5 00 

New-Haven — Trinity 78 00 

Norwich — Anonymous 2 00 

Ncfo=goifc. 

Bedford — St. Matthew's, a 

lady 2 00 

Glenham — Free Church of St. 

John Baptist 4 00 

Little Beck — Zion, for Iowa, 

$48 68; general, 5 40.... 54 08 

Scarsdale — St. James’ the 

Less 10 32 

Queens Co. — Newtown, St. 

James’ 10 00 

Neiv - York — Grace, through 

Rev. Dr. Taylor 600 00 

“ St. Ann’s Church for 

Deaf Mutes 2 50 

St. John the Baptist, a 
member 10 00 

ESEestern Tfrcfojgork. 

Catharine — St. John’s 7 00 

Sherbourne — Christ 4 00 



$2 00 
10 15 



T138 29 



I 



208 00 






Firgtnfa. 

Amelia Co — Raleigh Par 

Cornwall Par. Roanoke Ch., 

Henry Carrington 

Charlestown — An aged per- 
son for Episcopal Miss. 

Association 

Greenville Co. — ChrLt Ch. 

Sewing Soc 

“ Green Spring Par., Wm. 

Gordon 

Halifax Co. — Antrim Par. . 
King Geo.' S Co. — St. John’s. 
“ St. Paul’s, for Epis. Miss. 

Association 

Mecklenberg Co. — St. Luke’s, 

Edward Perry 

Powhattan-Co. — Genito Par. 
“ Piedmont Par. Miss. Soc. 

for Episcopal Miss. Ass. 
Richmond — Monumental Ch. 

a lady for Bishop Scott.. 
Roanoke — Mrs. Edw’d Watts, 
through C. P. Tajloe 
Will'msburgh— Bruton Par., 

$5 ; error in May, $5 

Westover Par. — Per Dr. 

Wade 

“ Mrs. Dr. Wade 

Fauquier Co.-— Leeds Church, 
for Epis. Miss. Ass 



©eorgia. 

Marietta — St. James’ 



©f)IO. 



692 90 



Cincinnati — St. John’s S. S. 
Collamer — By Rev. Thomas 

Corlet..' ... 

Huron — Chrit. 

Toledo — Trinity 



iHtsstssippi. 



Annandale — St. John’s. 



11 00 



Cent lessee. 



11 25 
10 00 

11 67 
30 00 

2 50 

14 00 
10 00 

30 00 

3 00 

15 00 

25 90 

3 00 

~5 00 

10 00 

44 82 
5 00 

1 00 



72 20 

3 00 
2 00 
20 CO 



Ncb3=3crscB. 



Memphis — Grace, “H.” 



232 14 
16 00 



97 20 



2 50 
1 50 



South Amboy — St. Stephen's, 
$105 ; for Relief Fund, 
$50, Oneida Ind, Miss., 8 

^ennsal&anta. 

Lebanon — Christ 

Mount Hope — Hope Church 
New- London — St. John’s. . . . 
Paradise — All Saint’s, Mrs. 

Annie Baker 

Upper Merion — Swede’s Ch. 
West Marlboro " — St. James’. . 

©elafriare. 
rtdian River — St. George’s. 



iHicfjitjan. 



55 00 



Marshall — Trinity, i, 
Monroe — Trinity 



21 53 
5 00 



26 53 



2 64 
11 36 

3 00 

5 00 
5 00 
1 42 



^Louisiana. 

Alexandria , Par. of Rapides 

— St. James’ 40 CO 

Bayou Goula— St. Mary’s.. 28 00 

Thibodeaux — St. John’s". . .. 26 32 

j West Feliciana — St. Mary’s 12 00 166 32 

28 42 1 JHissouri. 

I St. Louis— St. George’s S. S., , 

o for Ep. Miss. Ass 50 00 

2 $ ' St. Joseph — Christ 6 00 56 00 



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Acknowledgments. 



Illinois. 



California. 



Chicago — St James’ special 
for Bishop Lee.'of Iowa. 

Indiana. 

Madison — Christ Ch. S. S.... 22 38 

Richmond — A friend, per Rev. 

Geo. Fiske 3 50 



OTisronsin. 
Portage — St. John’s Easter 
Offerings 

©regon antr SiSSasfjingjon. 



Portland — Trinity 100 00 

Ft. Vancouver — For Missions 
in Washington and Ore- 
gon, per Rev. Dr. Mc- 
Carty 44 00 

Milwaukie — St. John’s, by 

Bishop Scott 7 00 

Olympia — Mrs. T 2 50 



$70 00 



00 



153 50 



Sacramento — Grace $50 00 

Grass Valley — Emanuel 4 40 

Napa — St. John’s 6 00 

Oakland — St. John’s 17 74 

Stockton — St.John’s 12 00 90 14 

JHisccIlaiuous. 

Episcopal Miss. Association.. 1.6C0 CO 

^Legacies. 

Md., Baltimore — Bequest of 
Mrs. Ann Neilson, less 
charges 242 98 

Total from May 15th to June 15th. . $3,935 19 

Amount previously acknowledged $40,078 42 

Total since Oct. 1st $44,013 61 



Correction. — $20 from St.John's. Louisville, in April No., was for Nebraska. 



The following sums, in aid of Domestic Missions, have been contributed 
through the Episcopal Missionary Association for the West, in Philadelphia, by 
the following-named Churches and individuals, from May 2d to May 31st 
1859, inclusive, viz. : 



Massachusetts-Newton, from 
Rev. J. S. C. Greene... 



Western New- York — Brock- 
port. St. Paul's Sunday 
School for Rev. C. O. 
Townsend’s “ Orphan 
Home,” Iowa City, Iowa. 
New- Jersey — Trenton, St. 

Paul's Sunday School.. . 
Swedesboro, Trinity Church, 
by Rev. M. Tullidge . . . 
Newark, Trinity Church, by 

Mr. Morrison 

Pennsylvania -Philadelphia. 
St. Andrew's, $500; H. 
G., contribution $5 ; Miss 
II. Clay Lind, $2.50; Mrs. 
Jas. L. Martin $2 50; C. 

W.R., 1859, $3 

Harrisburg, St. Stephen’s 

Church 

Carbondale, Trinity Church. 
Manayunk, St. David’s, thro’ 

Dom. Com 

Virginia — Richmond, Grace 
Church, $10 ; St. James, 
$20 ; Miss R. Parker, $5; 
Monumental Church, 

$92 

Fairfax Co., Friends in Theo- 
logical Seminary 

Lancaster Co., Christ Church 
Parish, $6 ; Sheplierds- 

town, Trinity Chuich 

Danville, Church of the Epi- 
phany 

Middlesex Co., by Rev. J. 
Carraway, $25 ; for Rev. 

C. M» Callaway, $25 

Hanover Co., St. Paul. Mrs C. 
R. W., $1 ; W. F. W., 



$5 78 
18 03 
45 60 



513 00 

2-5 00 
10 00 

71 00 



127 00 
46 00 

25 00 
10 00 

50 00 



$50 co; 



5 00) 



69 41 



$2 50 ; W. C. W., $5 ; 

Miss L. W., $3 

Botetourt Co., St. Maik's 

Church, D. C 

Buchanan, Trinity Church 

D. C 

Charlestown, an aged person, 

D. C....' 

Piedmont Parish Missionary 

Association, D. C 

Iowa — Council Bluffs, St. 

Paul’s, D C 

Nebraska — Omaha, Trinity 
Church 



$11 50 
23 50 
20 00 
11 67 
25 90 



350 57 
5 00 
8 00 



Total receipts $1,112 98 

To which add balance on 

hand, May 2d, 1839 697 35 



619 00 



Aggregate sum 

Of which aggregate the Trea- 
surer of the Domestic 
Committee has receiv- 
ed within the same pe- 
riod 25 00 

And there has also been sent 
by the Treasurer of the 
said Association, to Rev. 

C.C. Townsend, of Iowa 
City, Iowa, the special 
contribution from S. S. of 
St. Luke’s Ch., Brock- 
port, W. N. Y., for “ Or- 
phan Home,” at that 
place, received May 8th, 

1859, as above 5 00 

Leaving to be received by 
Treasurer, D. C., when 
appropriated by said As- 
sociation 



$1,810 38 



30 00 



$1,780 33 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



OF THE 

Iprotesfant tfjisapal Cjntrcjf. 



JULY, 1859. 



CHINA. 

The remarkable dealings of God’s providence in the open- 
ing of the Empire of China to the free ingress of missionaries 
of the cross, have excited the liveliest feelings of interest in 
the hearts of all Christian people. The strangeness of the 
spectacle presented in the unsolicited proposition of the officials 
of that Empire to the representative of our government, *to 
allow the preachers of the religion of Jesus to go anywhere 
in the prosecution of their labors, is one of the tokens by 
which God’s hand is distinctly seen, and • from it and other 
circumstances of like character, we gather the assurance that 
a great work is now to be done for Christ in that land. The 
most ample ground of encouragement is afforded to earnest 
missionary effort in that direction— -nay, there is imposed a 
weighty obligation to go forward in the fullest measure of 
strength which we can command. The Foreign Committee 
have felt the pressure of this obligation, and, in view of the 
wonderful opportunity thus afforded, determined to reinforce 
their mission in China, by sending forth at once ten additional 
laborers. To meet the necessities of this instant enlarge- 
ment, required special contributions to a large amount, and 
these Bishop Boone was requested to solicit from the churphes. 
Indeed, the two things, seeking for men and obtaining money 
to send them, were two branches of labor undertaken by the 

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China. 



Bishop. To these must be added, also, another object under- 
taken by him, with the approbation of the Committee, viz., 
obtaining funds for opening an Interior Station in some more 
elevated region of the country, where the climate would be 
better adapted to his own condition of health, and where a 
retreat might be afforded for missionaries when in pursuit of 
health, while, at the same time, the position would become a 
missionary centre to regions around. 

Very remarkable success has attended Bishop Boone’s labors 
in behalf of these various objects ; and this we cannot hut 
trace to the self-same hand whose excellent working is so dis- 
tinctly seen in the preparation of the field of labor to which 
his life is devoted. Many have offered themselves for the 
work, and, of the various classes of laborers needed, nine have 
-been appointed, who are now completing their arrangements 
with a view to embarkation for China early in the present 
month, in company with Bishop Boone. Their names are as 
follows : 



Mr. Henry M. Parker, of the Diocese of South Carolina. 
“ Dudley D. Smith, “ Alabama. 

u Henry Purdon, “ Pennsylvania. 

“ Elliot H. Thomson, “ Virginia. 



S. J. J. Sciierechewsky, 



Maryland. 



To he Ordained by Bishop Boone in New-York, on the 
1th instant , at St. George's Church. 



* Rev. Thomas S. Yocom, of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 
Mr. James T. Doyen, “ Maryland. 

“ Edward Hubbell, “ New-York. 

Mrs. Jane M. Doy^en, “ Maryland. 

The responses which have been made to the Bishop’s ap- 
peals for money have been most hearty and liberal ; of these 
we propose to make more particular mention hereafter. 
Twenty thousand dollars will be required to meet the wants 



\ 



* Go out as married missionaries. 



China. 



327 



of the Foreign Committee in the equipping, sending'out, and 
supporting for one year ten missionaries ; the amount needed for 
the Interior Station is ten thousand dollars; the two objects 
together require, therefore, thirty thousand dollars. At 
the date of writing these lines the amount necessary to com 
plete the whole sum is six thousand dollars All this has been 
accomplished within a very short time, and the result is most 
interesting in the evidence thus furnished that the same Divine 
agency which has wrought such wonders in the opening of 
China has been at work here in the hearts of God’s people. 

One other circumstance should be noted in this connection, 
and that is the very remarkable manner in which Bishop 
Boone has been sustained in the multiplied labors which have 
attended his efforts to obtain men and means for China. A 
single short address made last fall seemed to have perilled his 
life. During his recent labors he has sometimes spoken twice 
on Sunday and several times during the week following ; and 
although these efforts have occasionally produced great suffer- 
ing. still we are much rejoiced to know that this has not been 
of a threatening character. We delight to make mention of 
these facts, because they are part of the whole series which 
attend the present aspect of the work in China. The whole 
combined should fill our hearts with gratitude to God and to 
more entire devotion to the cause of Christ. 

Before another number of our paper is issued, the Bishop 
and his company will, probably, be on their way to China, and 
we earnestly ask in their behalf tlie prayers of God’s people, 
that they may be graciously preserved from danger, and con- 
ducted in safety to the haven where they would be. 

The Church may well rejoice in seeing this goodly company 
going forth as ambassadors of the Prince of Peace. Let our 
prayers be continually offered that the blessing of the Lord 
may go with them and crown all their labors with abundant 
success. 



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China. 



WORK OF FEMALE ASSISTANT MISSIONA- 
RY S IN CHINA. 

MISS FAY’S REPORT. 

Rt. Rev. Wm. J. Boone, D. D. 

Dear Bishop: As the season has again returned in which you have 
requested us to send in our annual reports, I have the pleasure of submit- 
ting to you the following, and if it seem to you little more than a repetition 
of dormer reports, I can only say in apology, that during the past year 
the Boys’ Boarding School has gone on so regularly, and with so little 
interruption either by change of teachers, pupils, or course of study, that 
any further details, except it be of a “ little progress onward ,” could but 
be a repetition of my former reports — yet as a matter of order it may be 
satisfactory to review again each department. 

1. — General Supervision of the School Buildings and Premises, 

The repairs of which, as last year, have been supervised by Mr. Nelson, and 
are strong and efficient, adding much to our comfort and safety ; as fall- 
ing walls have been rebuilt, decaying timbers changed, sunken, broken 
floors raised or made new; still, as there is neither wall nor fence around 
the premises to protect us from “ evils without,” constant care is neces- 
sary to keep the school boys “ within bounds” and beggars, loafers, 
drunken sailors, and thieves, “ without bounds;” yet this has been a fa- 
vored year compared with former ones, when my life has been threatened, 
and 1 have often been called from my studies or other duties, by fright- 
ened teachers, boys, or servants, to exert my authority in driving away 
“ aggressive strangers.” 

2. — Domestic Department. 

Providing clothes and rice. In the first, my “ cares” and “anxieties” 
have been a great deal lightened, and the boys’ faces quite brightened, by 
the reception of a box from some kind and generous ladies of Savannah, 
containing materials' for boys’ clothes, which were speedily made up, and, 
with their ordinary supply, have kept them quite comfortable for everyday 
and enabled them to look a “ little smart” on Sundays and holidays. 

As to “ the rice” and “ its belongings,” I have at last almost entirely 
succeeded in leaving it in the hands of a patient, incorrigible, but polite 
Chinaman, with whom I rarely interfere, except to pay the weekly bills, 
and by an occasional glance at the tables (we have six now, eight boys at 
a table), to see that they are “properly appointed,” not in manner but 
cn substance, and that thi huge basket which is placed on a bench in the 
entre of the room is well filled with white rice, hot and well boiled ! 



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329 



3. — Care of the Boys out of School. 

In no department has the influence of “teaching” been more satisfac- 
torily shown than in this. As the boys grow older, they become more 
considerate, and show so much deference and regard for my wishes that 
they not only govern themselves, but do a good deal in assisting me to 
look after the little ones. And I should hardly name this as still among 
my cares, except as it gives me an opportunity of expressing my approba- 
tion of the great improvement of the boys in their efforts at self-govern- 
ment. 

4. — Care of the Sick. 

In this department my duties have been light compared with last year. 
Though with a people like the Chinese, “a willing mind” can never be 
much out of practice, and as you sent us so liberal a supply of Quinine, 
and other needful medicines, and as there have been no cases of very seri- 
ous illness among the boys, I have managed to get along without once 
calling a physician, either for advice or medicine. The boys have great 
confidence in “ my experience,” and often beg for a little “ foreign medi- 
cine” to give a sick friend when they go home. With myself I have not 
been quite so successful, as I had a severe attack of fever last autumn, 
which continued two or three weeks, but was treated with so much skill 
and care by Dr. Fish, that I have since had no further need of medical 
attendance, and my health has been much better this last year than during 
any other of the eight years I have been in China. 

5. — English Studies. 

In this department there has been no change in the course of studies, 
though as Mr. Yang has been acting Consular Interpreter, in the British 
Consulate for the last six months, the teaching of his classes has been 
shared with myself and some of the larger boys who have taken their 
turn as weekly monitors, not only teaching some of Mr. Yang’s smaller 
classes, but also mine, that I might have leisure to teach his advanced 
classes, geometry and scripture lessons. Mr. Yang conducts the morning 
prayers (in Chinese), hears a class in astronomy, and has a study hour 
after he returns from the Consulate in the evening. The return of the 
Interpreter from Singapore is daily looked for, after which Mr. Yang will 
resume all his duties in the school. 

Ng Fok Kiung, who has been ten years a pupil in the school, was one 
of your Bible class, and is a candidate for baptism, was appointed assist- 
ant teacher in English, a few weeks since, and I trust he may fill his posi- 
tion as faithfully and successfully as Mr. Yang. He will hereafter be 
called “Woo seen sang,” or Mr. Woo. All the boys seem pleased with 
his appointment, and several will be aspirants for the same honor at the 
end of another year. The semi-annual examinations have been well 



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attended by gentlemen who have expressed much pleasure at the progress 
of the boys in their English studies. 

6. — Chinese Studies. 

Of this department, I will not say as I was told the other day by a 
Chinese, that “ it has no equal in the Empire!” but it gives me great 
pleasure, and has my entire approbation. The classics and compositions 
in the colloquial and Yung Le are still in charge of the teachers, “Ch’ing 
and San,” whose reports of the studies and progress of each boy, I for- 
warded to you by last mail — and you will see by looking at said reports 
that even the smaller boys are far advanced in their classics, and that a 
number of the larger ones will have finished the usual classical course while 
they have yet two or three years longer to remain in school. This 
will allow' them time for thorough review's and the writing of “Yung 
ehang,” and I hope we may yet prove an exception to the remark that 
“ Mission schools are inferior to the Native in classical attainments.” All 
the boysw'rite the Chinese character, some of them beautifully, and several 
have been writing “ Yung chang” for two years; and their translations 
from the Chinese classics have been praised by most competent judges. 

7. — Religious Instruction. 

To this, I have, since we have lost your valuable aid, given njore 
time than to any other. With the Chinese teachers, the first class (which 
now consists of eighteen boys) have studied the book of Deuteronomy 
and translated it into th<> colloquial — have committed to memory the book 
of Ruth and St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, copying the Chinese 
text of each, and learning from their own manuscripts — with me they 
have translated the same into English, committing to memory the Eng- 
lish text and the answers to the questions in Dr. Turner’s commentary on 
Galatians. They have also read by course, the intermediate books from 
Ruth to Isaiah, this by their special request, that I “ might explain to them 
the hard words.” It has given me much pleasure to see their increasing 
fpndness for the Bible, and the intense interest with which they, read some 
parts of it for the first time. The book of Job particularly excited their 
wonder, and they were so anxious to know “ what became of Job,” I w r as 
obliged to tell them ere they finished the history. “Proverbs” and the 
“ Song of Solomon” they thought quite like their own classics, “only 
better.” The Psalms they were so fond of reading, that I have for several 
months allowed them to use their prayer books, and read responsively the 
appointed Psalms at “ evening prayers.” In this reading they are joined 
by the class which I reported last year as consisting of eleven little ones, 
who had finished the Church catechism and commenced St. Mark’s gos- 
pel — this class consists of twenty promising lads, some of whom have 
finished the gospel in the colloquial, and all of whom are daily studying 
the Bible in Chinese and English with careful and serious attention 
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Thirteen of the first class, and five of the second class, have 
made written applications to Mr. Syle to be admitted candidates for bap- 
.tism, and to-day he has his first regular appointment to meet them as 
such in his library. I trust they have been moved to this by the Holy 
Spirit, as most of them for three years past have wished to be baptized, 
and their deportment in all that time has corresponded with such hopes 
and wishes. 

This year we are to have the assistance of a gentleman (of one of the 
mercantile houses here) who has kindly volunteered to teach one of the 
Bible classes on Sunday afternoons. He had letters of introduction from 
Dr. Mason, of Boston, to yourself — is a communicant at the British Chap- 
laincy; and I was very glad to give him a class of the larger boys, which 
he has been teaching for several weeks. 

In conclusion, I can only say again, “pray for us,” dear Bishop, and to 
the whole Church I would say, 0 pray for the Mission schools in China. 
Pray that the good work may go on until each province shall have its 
Christian schools, and the whole Empire, with that of Japan and the Isles 
of the sea, shall be supplied with wise and faithful native as well as foreign 
teachers and preachers of the gospel of Jesus. 

With the earnest hope that it may please our Heavenly Father te 
enable you in health and strength, and with a single eye to His glory soon 
to return to your little flock in China. 

I am, Rt. Rev. and dear Bishop, faithfully and affectionately yours, 

Lydia Mary Fay, 

Teacher in charge of the Boys’ Boarding School, 

Episcopal Mission. 

Shanghai, March 1 Ith, 1859. 



LETTER FROM THE SON 'OF A MISSIONARY. 

The following note is from a youth of fourteen years of age 
whose parents are Missionaries of our Church in China. Ad- 
ditional interest attaches to it in the fact that the writer of it 
is deaf and dumb : 

Poughkeepsie, May 3 Oth, 1859. 

My Dear Godfather : I have just received your circular, dated April 
21st, accompanying a copy of Occasional Paper No. 21, and it has made 
me think of a project of going to China, as a Missionary to Deaf Mutes, 
when I am old enough, and have acquired thanecessary knowledge. 

As China is now open to Missionaries, they are beginning to extend 



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their field of operations ; but only among the speaking and hearing portion 
of the people. No one has yet paid any attention to the deaf mutes. In 
the province that has been assigned to the Missionaries of the American 
P. E. Church, there are, the Occasional Paper says, 37,000,000 inhabit- 
ants ; and as the average proportion of deaf mutesi to speaking and hear- 
ing people is 1 to 1,500, there must be about 24,500 deaf mutes in the 
province of Kiang-su alone ! Now this multitude has not received any 
religious instruction, and is not likely to receive any, for a long time ; and 
on account of this, I ask you to answer, as fully and as soon as you ccmve- 
niently can, the following questions : 

1. Have.you, in all your Missionary experience, met with deaf mutes ? 

2. If so, what was their number, and did they manifest any intelli- 
gence ? 

3. Do you think the Chinese would allow & foreigner to teach their deaf 
mute children ? 

The circumstances of my parents being Missionaries among themselves, 
and my being born in China, might be of use to me, in removing any pre- 
judices that might exist in the minds of the Chinese, against intrusting the 
instruction of their deaf mute children to one not a Chinese by ancestry , 
as well as by birth. 

I send this under cover to Mr. Denison, as I do not know where you 
are now. When you write, please to tell me when you will return to 
China. 

I send much love to yourself and family. Some of my friends in Pough- 
keepsie have asked me, “ When will Bishop Boone come here ?” Please 
to answer this question for us. 

May God bless and preserve you all, is the prayer of 

Your affectionate godson. 

Rt. Rev. Wm. J. Boone, D. D. 



AFRICA. 

LETTER FROM BISHOP PAYNE. 

Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, England, ) 
May 19 th, 1859. j 

Rey. and Dear Brother : — In God’s good providence we are in this 
quiet town, spending a week with warm Christian friends, after three 
weeks amidst the stirring scenes of London. 

I am thankful to be able to report a most decided improvement in my 
own health. Mrs. Payne, however, has found the climate thus far too 
cool for her delicate constitution, and she has suffered from bad colds. The 
weather is becoming more moderate every day, and we hope will soon 



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become quite comfortable, even for her. We have now made arrangements 
to sail on the 11th of June, from Glasgow. 

Our sojourn in London was blessed with the privilege of attending the 
great May Anniversary Meetings. I need not say that we enjoyed “a 
feast of fat things.” One was really wearied and exhausted in the effort 
to witness and participate in the ardent outpourings of loving feeling and 
effort at this season. At least a thousand of the ablest and best minds 
and hearts amongst the Clergy of the United Kingdom, with thousands of 
the choicest spirits among the laity, as well as Missionaries from all 
lands, were brought together; thus uniting the talent of all classes, and 
the most earnest laborers in every portion of the one great field, in sym- 
pathy, in prayer, in counsel, in effort, with one heart, and voice, and hand, 
to spread throughout the world the light of the glorious gospel. 

I cannot describe my feelings as I saw by my side the Earl of Chichester, 
after a modest address, presiding at the Church Missionary Society’s 
Meeting; the present Duke, descendant of the great Marlborough, in the 
humble tones of subdued, chastened, but earnest piety, pleading for the 
spread of the Gospel among the heathen; and the Earl of Shaftesbury, at 
the City Missions Society Meeting, standing up in the majesty of a strong, 
stern, vigorous body and mind, fitted alike to contend or endure, advo- 
cating, with all the boldness and earnestness of one knowing personally its 
inestimable value — all possible means for bringing to the knowledge of the 
masses, to all, salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. As he uttered 
the conclusion of one of his addresses, I could not but wish that they might 
be heard throughout the world. 

Three features characterized all these addresses and meetings, most 
cheering to every earnest Protestant Christian. 

First. — The sound Protestant spirit prevailing. 

Second. — The frequent expressions of the earnest desire for an increase 
of the Spirit of prayer, as necessary to enable the society and the nation 
to meet their responsibilities. Frequent reference was made to the remark- 
able work of grace in the American Churches. 

Third. — The essentially evangelical Missionary spirit ; embracing, in 
its heart of love and benevolent efforts, the world of mankind. 

The resolution which I was requested to move breathed the spirit of all 
the speakers and meetings, as it does the spirit of Christ himself — 
“ Resolved , That while we recognise the paramount Claims of India at the 
present crisis, we deprecate any effort to check efforts in behalf of Africa, 
China, Japan, or any other unevangelized nations.” 

And the contributions to the various societies show that the Christian 
Churches in England are striving to make their deeds correspond with the 
popular demonstrations in Exeter Ilall. In every society, except that for 
Missions in Ireland, has there been during the past year a considerable 



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increase of funds and laborers. You will of course see at an ealry date, 
and I trust bring before our Episcopal Church — so much behind — as an 
incentive to good works, the receipts of all these societies. 

I only give the statistics of a few which I happen to have. 



Church Missionary society, Total in United Kingdom 

Bible Society . 

Wesleyan Missionary Society (about) . 

City Missions’ Society (over) .... 
Jews Society 



£146,376 

160,062 

130,000 

35,700 

31,300 



Total . £503,438 

Or, in our currency, the amount of $2,416,502 40. 



And this, I believe, represents little more than half of the numerous 
societies holding their anniversaries in London about this time. Oh, that 
our American Church, and especially our own Episcopal communion, 
speedily manifest , more and more, their vital union with Christ , by giving 
of their abundance to the advancement of His cause ! 

In comparing what we have done with that of others, I must confess I 
feel humbled. I feel, I trust, a godly jealousy that we should, in this 
most essential respect, prove that we are at least, as much as others, a part 
of that body, the Church, which has for its Head the living, ever-active , 
aggressive, all-animating Lord Jesus Christ. 

I remain, Bev. and dear Brother, yours very truly and respectfully. 



LETTER FROM REV. C. C. HOFFMAN. 

May, 1859. 

Rev. and Dear Brother : 

As I have really been unable to copy and send my Journal for some 
months past, an occasional letter by the steamer will keep you informed 
of our work and welfare. 

Our Easter Convocation was held at Cavalla, last week. I have had daily 
service at the St. Mark’s Church during the week ; lecturing Monday, 
Tuesday, and Wednesday ; Thursday and Friday, Mr. Crummell took the 
services ; and Saturday, as we both were absent, I left the service with 
our excellent Warden, Mr. J. T. Gibson. 

The attendance at these services was excellent, and I trust they were 
blessed to those who attended them. 

The Convocation Services commenced on Good Friday, by a sermon 
from Bro. Rambo ; in the evening, we held our usual Missionary Meet- 
ing, and for interest and deep religious feeling, it has never, I think, been 
exceeded, It was well attended, almost every teacher and catechist in 



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our employ attended and made a report, and many made addresses besides. 
It lasted without weariness from 7 to II, p. m. The Rev. Mr. Messenger 
presided ; a deeper seriousness, and a more earnest devotion to their work, 
characterized the reports and addresses of the natives ; and although their 
report of the state of the natives was far from encouraging, yet their 
spirit was such as to lead me to lively hope for the future. 

The natives were represented as in a state of stillness and deadness. In 
some places they had violated the laws they previously had made in regard 
to the Sabbath, and openly profaned it, and in others new greegrees had 
been made. These things seemed to throw a seriousness over the native 
Christians, which assured me that they were awake to the welfare of their 
people. But there was?m discouragement , faith, hope and trust -were re- 
posed in God : and the state of the heathen seemed to lead all to look 
upward , and animated all to go onward. And this was the encouraging 
feature in our meeting. It was a looking away from self up to Jesus our 
Captain ; a determination to go on notwithstanding difficulty and dead- 
ness from those whom they desired to deliver from the bondage of sin and 
Satan. 

Before our meeting closed, a young Krooman, whom I had baptized 
the Sunday before, came to me and begged to be allowed to speak and tell 
those present what God had done for him ; leave was granted, and in 
broken language, he made a very interesting address. He had been twice 
sold as a slave in the interior — had been taken to the United States, and 
returned by way of England and Sierra Leone. His great desire was, as 
he said, to learn the word of God and teach his people. He now resides 
at Hoffman Station, and attends the School. The following day, Saiur- 
day, an early service was held for the natives, which was opened by Mr. 
Bedell, of Rocktown, addressed by S. Boyd, of Fishtown, and N. S. Har- 
ris, of Hoffman Station, and closed by our Deacon, Rev. C. F. Jones. 
This was an animated and interesting meeting. 

At 10, we held our business meeting, at which we appointed the next 
Convocation of Rocktown and Rev. Mr. Jones the preacher. 

At 11, we had services in the Epiphany, Mr. Messenger reading ser- 
vice, I preaching, followed by addresses from Rev. Mr. Rambo and Rev. 
Mr. Crummell. I was obliged to leave in the afternoon, for my duties 
here on Easter. On that day, at Cavalla, Mr. Messenger expected to baptize 
a native man whom the Chatechist, T. C. Brownell, had brought down 
with him from c< Bohlen” Station. He gave good evidence of a renewed 
heart. This is the third convert from that Station. The other two are both 
growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ. 

Easter-day here was a very delightful one. We had an early service at 
the Asylum (half-past six), at which our family and some of the neigh- 
bors attended. I suppose you will not be shocked by my telling you that 



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the girls had made a few wreaths of lovely flowers and bouquets which 
were tastefully arranged about the school-room. These were meet em- 
blems of the joy that filled our hearts. Soon after my entrance, they chant- 
ed the Easter chant, “ Christ’s our Passover,” and I made a few remarks 
on the day, and found they had all learned appropriate texts to repeat, 
which gave me the opportunity of extending my remarks. The Collect 
was then repeated by them, and the Epistle and Gospel read by them, 
followed by a brief exposition, previous to which they sang a hymn, and 
afterward the Easter hymn, u Christ the Lord is risen to-day,” &c., and 
then followed prayer. 

At St. Mark’s the “ Ber.edicite’ ’ was chanted very beautifully by 
the 'girls. Rev. Mr. Rambo assisted in the services, I preached, and 
the Holy Communion was administered to sixty-one of the Lord’s people, 
many of whom were natives, and three were added to our number, a young 
girl from our Asylum, Eliza Noel ; a native man, and a Colonist woman- 
Thus the Lord blesses our work among all classes. Our Sunday School 
was exceedingly interesting, and divine service was held at night by Rev. 
Mr. Rambo 

I should have observed that at the Convocation at Cavalla Station, neither 
Mr. nor Mrs. Hubbard was able to leave their room. They were recover- 
ing from a pretty severe attack of fever, and were very weak. 

i 



JOURNAL OF REV. J. RAMBO. 

Cape Palmas. 

DUTIES INCIDENTS — PREACHING. 

April 4th . — Returned this evening from Rocktown, where I had preach- 
ed and administered Communion. Found Mrs. R. sick of fever at the 
Asylum. Her attacks, though not severe, are frequent — once a fortnight, 
lasting two or three days. 

April 5th. — Mrs. R. much better. Was able to leave her room for 
awhile. Made my usual visits to the Colonists. Walked three miles to 
Jacksonville, and called upon several families and conversed with the 
members. Evening — wrote letters to go home in a vessel which leaves 
in a few days. 

April 7th . — Hard rain early this afternoon prevented me from making 
my usual visit to my Station at Rocktown. We have frequent showers 
now preparatory to the regular rainy season, which may set in next 
month. 

April 8 th . — Went to Rocktown this morning in a hammock on the 
beach. Preached in one of the larger towns. Planted some seeds in my 
vegetable garden, which bids fair to produce well. May the spiritual gar- 



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den I am sent to cultivate yield also abundantly ef the fruits of peace and 
holiness. 

Returned by sea in a canoe to the Cape, and spent the evening with 
friends. We heard excellent singing accompanied by a melodeon. 

Sunday , April 10 th. — Morning, preached in Balia’s town to fifteen per- 
sons. All were quiet — rather too much so, for one or two dropped asleep. 
I hope some at least were interested in the message which was delivered. 

At night preached to about fifty persons in St. Mark’s Church. The 
subject was, “ Isaac a type of Christ.” The morning congregation is 
much larger than this. It is quite necessary to enlarge the Church ; and 
it is about to be lengthened thirty feet. Now the nave is about twenty- 
four by forty feet. 



VISIT TO CAVALLA LETTERS. 

April 13 th . — Yesterday we learned at the Asylum, that Mr. and Mrs. 
Hubbard were still quite sick at Cavalla. After attending the anniversa- 
ry of the “ Ladies’ Benevolent Society” at St. Mark’s, Mrs. R. and I left 
the head of the lake at 5 o’clock for Cavallla. 

We took passage in a canoe. It was not a good one for the purpose ; 
the centre of gravity was not low enough to make us feel entirely com- 
fortable, for there were six persons and some baggage in it. No acci- 
dent, however, happened. The lake is about seven miles long, and its 
average breadth about a quarter of a mile. It is a beautiful sheet of w ater 
running parallel with the beach — from 100 to 150 yards from it. We en- 
joyed the trip. At Graway we left the canoe, and Mrs. R. was carried 
the remaining three miles in a hammock, but I walked. 

We spent part of the evening with our sick friends. Theyar^ very 
much prostrated, and their fever is hardly broken yet. For a week they 
have suffered much. They are calm and peaceful under their affliction. 

April 15 th . — We sent off some letters yesterday, per English mail 
steamer, and several more to-day by our American vessel. This morning 
we received letters from Bishop Payne, dated Madeira, and others from 
friends in Philadelphia, dated six week ago. These came per mail steam- 
ers. Those who have never been living at the ends of the earth know 
not the real value of the “good news from a far country which these 
friendly messages bring ; nor how eagerly every line and word is devour- 
ed.” We can now write monthly and receive letters monthly from home. 
These steamers have only been stopping here during the past five months. 

Our invalids are better this morning — the crisis of the fever having 
passed. God be praised for his goodness. Rev. Mr. Messenger who is 
associated with Mr. II., is quite indisposed this evening. It now seemed 
necessary that I should remain over Sunday to preach all day at this sta- 
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AN ORDEAL SUNDAY . EXERCISE. 

April 16/A. — Visited the largest town at Cavalla this afternoon, to in- 
vite the people to church to-morrow. There was a crowd gathered in the 
centre of the town. A young girl, aged about fifteen , was accused of 
adultery. She declared herself innocent. She was, however, required to 
prove it by an ordeal. 

Some palm-oil was heated boiling hot in a small pot. and a certain herb 
was put into the oil which, it is believed, renders the hot fluid harmless to 
the innocent. She’ was requested to thrust her hand into the hot oil to 
prove that her werd wes true — that she was innocent. 

She hesitated some time before she did it. She was not indeed forced to 
do it — but had she entirely refused she would have been considered guilty, 
as it was her hand was of course much burned, and so she is now con- 
sidered by her accusers, guilty of the crime. The punishment will fall 
heaviest on the one she may name as the partner in the guilt. A heavy 
tine will be levied, if not temporary banishment from the town. 

Sunday, April 17/A.— Preached morning and night at the Cavalla Sta- 
tion. The congregation in the Epiphany in the morning, numbered about 
one hundred and thirty, more than two thirds of whom belonged to the 
station — scholars, teachers, &c. The service was in Grebe, and the ser- 
mon was interpreted. Nearly all the people are on their farms still. 

At night the service and sermon were in English. About fifty or sixty 
persons living at the station, were present, and gave good attention. If 
our mission had done nothing more during the last twenty years than 
to educate more or less thoroughly at least twelve hundred to fifteen hundred 
Grebo children and youths, in the principles and truths of the Gospel, it 
would not have been a failure. But it has' done much more than this ; at 
least one hundred of these youths have, as we trust, been converted to 
God. Thousands of adult heathens have been pretty thoroughly drilled in 
the W ord of Life, and thousands more in several tribes have heard from 
the lips of our missionaries something of Gospel truth. 

This evening the chanting and singing were excellent. The responses 
were audible and made by nearly every person present — and the sermon 
apparently understood and appreciated by most present. Catechised 
the scholars in the afternoon ; it was to me a most interesting and profita- 
ble Sabbath. God was with us of a truth. 

Return to the Cape , April 18/A. — Mrs. R. was attacked again last eve- 
ning with fever ; but this P. M., she was able to return to Cape Palmas. 
We had a pleasant trip up to Grawayin a hammock, then had a pleasant 
canoe ride. Mrs. R. was not much fatigued by the journey. We left the 
invalids at Cavalla better, and found Mrs. Hoffman at the Asylum, better 
than when we left. 



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MISCELLANEOUS. 

On the 31st of May a meeting of merchants of Philadelphia was held in 
the rooms of the Board of Trade in that city, to welcome the Hon W. B. 
Reed, on his return from China. Mr. Reed, a§ Commissioner from the 
United States, in the prosecution of his mission, succeeded in negotiating 
a very important and satisfactory treaty with the Chinese Government — 
the particulars of which appeared in the public prints some months ago. 
'The above meeting was held for the purpose of affording opportunity pub- 
licly to express gratification at the result of Mr. Reed’s labors, and to hear 
from his lips a detailed statement of his doings as an agent of the govern- 
ment in matters above mentioned. 

Mr. Reed addressed the crowded assembly at great length, and towards 
the close of his Address spoke as follows : 

“ One other word, and I have done. It has reference to higher thoughts 
than any connected with political or diplomatic success. No one can pass 
even as short a time as I have done, in the dark, cold shadow of Pagan 
civilization, such as is found in China, or among what we may hope to be 
the ruins of Hindu or Mahometan superstition, without new gratitude that 
his lot is cast in a Christian land, and without the conviction that there 
can be no true, effective enlightenment without Christianity; and to speak 
more practically still, no one can see what I have, without recognizing the 
duty of acknowledging the enormous debt of gratitude to those devoted 
men and women who, as missionaries, are struggling for the conversion 
and education of the Heathen, and our obligation to sustain them. I went 
to the East with no enthusiasm as to missionary enterprise. I came back 
with a fixed conviction that, in its true and harmonizing power, and in its 
increasing influence on commercial adventure, it is, under Providence, 
the great agent of civilization ; and I feel it my duty to add, that every- 
where in Asia and Africa, among the Caffres in Natal, on the continent 
of India, among the forests of Ceylon, and over the vast expanse of China, 
the testimony to the zeal and success of our countrymen as missionaries 
of the truth is earnest and concurrent. I heard it everywhere, and from 
high authority. Their praises greeted me when, afi?er the dreariness of a 
long voyage, I put my foot ashore at the Cape of Good Hope ; and when, 
nearly two years afterward, I bade farewell to eastern lands, my last de- 
lightful duty was to visit, and for myself see, the largest missionary school 
in Egypt, kept and admirably administered by an American — a Philadel- 
phia woman (Miss Dale), at Alexandria.” 

The Rev. Dr. Stevens, Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Philadelphia, 
was present at the meeting, by special invitation, and at the summons of 
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Dr. Stevens said that this was an unusual place for him to be in, and 
yet there was a moral sublimity in the occasion, rarely if ever met with in 
the public assemblies of this city. The audience had assembled to greet 
the accomplished negotiator of a treaty which, for all future time, would 
stand forth as the noblest specimen of American diplomacy. Its results 
were the opening of a great and almost unknown country, comprising a 
large portion of the globe, to the commerce of the world. 

There is an adage that Commerce is king. This is a verity. Com- 
merce is king. But there is a greater king, a King of kings. In refer- 
ence to that aspect of the occasion, the speaker greeted the assemblage 
with no ordinary feelings. It was said by Euripides that “ the first of 
chiefs is he who laurels wins, but buys them not with life.” Most laurels 
won for human brows have been bathed in human blood, and those who 
wore them have wrested them at the price of slaughter. Fortunately, we 
have in our midst to-night, a great diplomatist, the chief of diplomatists, 
whose laureled honors are unstained by suffering, and untarnished by the 
production of a single pang to human being. That diplomatist is also a 
Christian, and owing to the Christian sentiments which adorn his charac- 
ter, he has prevented this government from imbruing its hands in blood 
to secure those immunities and advantages which have crowned his memor- 
able mission. 

What has been done for Christianity and for the cause of missions by 
this embassy to China and the diplomacy of Mr. Reed ? Let us look at a 
letter from the Lord Bishop of Victoria, to the Archbishop of Canterbury 
This distinguished prelate of the Eaglish Church says : “ The American. 
Minister, Hon. Wm. B. Reed, has been the first in his treaty with China 
to obtain an honorable mention and direct recognition of the Christian 
religion, and a voluntary offer of protection to Christian converts in the 
country. * * * It is right that Christians on both sides of the Atlan- 

tic should know the advantages that have been procured for missionary 
labor, and the impediments that have been removed from the path of the 
gospel, by the noble work of the American Minister, Hon. Wm. B. 
Reed.” 

This endorsement is by a Bishop of the Church of England. It is but 
dOO years ago that Francis Xavier went to that country to spread the 
gospel. With great difficulty he landed at Macao, for to China proper he 
could not go. He therefore went to the rock which forms a line of demar- 
cation between Macao and Chinese soil, and was heard exclaiming as he 
stood upon its summit, “ Rock, when wilt thou open ?” When the 
speaker was in China, but one port in China was open to foreigners. The 
missionaries then could do little more than translate the Scriptures, and 
prepare for future openings. But now the rock was open, and the mighty 
Empire of the East was ready to receive Christianity. In his fondest ex- 
pectation, the speaker had never expected to see that day, yet there was the 
result, and Mr. Reed had accomplished it ! 



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The Emperor of China himself has recognized the beneficent principles 
of Christianity. Mr. Reed has presented it to him as a religion which 
teaches its followers to do as they would have others do to them ; and the 
Emperor has been made to feel and recognize the sublimity of its tenets. 
Mr. Reed’s mission has placed missionary efforts upon a different footing 
from anything that ever existed before. The native convert, instead of 
concealing his conyictions, is now protected in cherishing and express- 
ing them. W hether converted to the Greek, the Romish, or the Protestant 
faith, the Chinese are guaranteed entire exemption from molestation in the 
privilege of worship. 

It is idle to deny the benefits which accrue from missions. Among a 
body of merchants like this, it cannot be questioned that, for most of the 
trophies of its success, commerce is indebted to Christianity. Religion has 
prepared the way for commerce, and commerce comes on in its wake, and 
reaps unnumbered and unmeasured benefits. 

Rut the benefit is not alone to ourselves. It is to China equally with 
ourselves. Our distinguished fellow-townsman has wrought out a practi- 
cal exposition of the great truth that we should do unto others as we would 
they should do unto us. He has made it to be understood that ours is a 
beneficent religion. It was to his honor first to introduce it in a manner 
which rendered it operative at once. Kotzebue plumed himself upon an 
immortality because in passing an uninhabited island in the Pacific, he had 
planted a single esculent upon its shore, for the benefit of a future popula- 
tion. And because of that single potato which he then left to multiply for 
the benefit of posterity, he claimed to have been a public benefactor. 

llow much more, then, are we and future generations indebted to Mr. 
Reed, in that he has smitten the stubborn rock of Chinese bigotry, and 
caused it to well forth waters of benevolence and humility ! The cele- 
brated Guizot, than whom a greater writer upon the subject never lived, 
maintains that Christianity is the most potent medium for human advance- 
ment. Christianize a people, and you civilize its rulers and infuse reli- 
gious principles into its laws. Christianize the towns and villages of a 
nation, and you Christianize its cities, its great men, and its kings. If 
society is better, its rulers and laws are bettered in corresponding ratio. 

The Chinese are, in many respects, a great people. They are great in 
their territory, great in their mechanical arts, and great even in their liter- 
ature. Yet, alas ! th^y are debased. Idolatry exists among them; infanti- 
cide is, unhappily, frequent ; polygamy is of constant occurrence ; 
tyranny is a characteristic of their government ; and woman among them 
is degraded and debased. By bringing to them the religion of Jesus Christ, 
all these evils are dispelled. The Gospel delves down into the strata of 
their iniquity, and the lowest stratum of it all is lifted up into the light of 
the Sun of righteousness. Woman is then elevated to her proper sphere ; 

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Miscellaneous. 



infanticide is abolished, tyranny is softened into moderation, and gentle- 
ness takes the place of brutality. Napoleon said truly, that what France 
needed was mothers. This is what China needs — Christian mothers ! 

Thanks to our distinguished minister to that country, the beginning of 
June, 1858, w r as to China as auspiciously glorious a time as was the Fourth 
of July, 1776, to this country of our own. The present occasion — as the 
speaker before remarked — was an unequalled spectacle of moral sublimity. 
Never before, in the history of this city, had the presence of an ambassa- 
dor of Christ been requested at the reception of an ambassador to an 
earthly potentate ; and yet the speaker felt honored by the invitation, and 
that he honored his Master in standing there to proclaim some of the re- 
sults of this memorable embassy to the East. And this was equally hon- 
orable to the audience present — this introduction of the religious element 
into an occasion like the one in question. 

The speaker closed by saying that it was to the credit of the city of 
Philadelphia that the first Protestant Missionary who sailed to China, in 
1807, had sailed from the port of Philadelphia ; that the first Bishop of 
China, in 1844, was ordained in this city ; and that the first American 
Ambassador to open the portals of China to the blessed Gospel of our Lord 
and Master, was a native Philadelphian. 

The remarks of Dr. Stevens were beautifully delivered. were listened 
to with breathless interest, and received with enthusiasm. At his close 
the audience slowly dispersed , — Philadelphia Paper. 



ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY— 



ENGLAND. 

May 3, 1859. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

INCOME. 

£ s. d. 

General Fund — Associations, Benefactions, Legacies,, &c. j . . 120 393 8 

Fund for Disabled Missionaries, <j-c 1,689 9 

Total Ordinary Income 122,088 17 10 

Special Fund/or India up to March 31,1859 21.287 11 3 

Total received in the United Kingdom . . £146.376 9 1 

EXPENDITURE. * 

On account of General Expenses of the Society at home and abroad . . 119,799 13 

Deduct charges on Special Indian Fund . . 3,500 0 

116,299 13 3 

On account of Disabled Missionaries, <frc 4,042 10 2 

Total charges on General Fund 120,342 3 b 

Ordinary Income of the year . 

Ordinary Expenditure of the year 



£122,088 17 10 
120,342 3 5 



Intelligence. 



343 



SPECIAL INDIAN FUND. 



Last year 24,717 16 11 

This year 2L287 11 3 

Total 49.005 8 2 



Expended as above 3,500 

Grants and Incidentals 3,558 

Liabilities • 850 

7,908 0 0 

Disposable Balance 41,097 8 2 

The Local Funds raised in the Missions, and expended there upon the operations of the 
Society, but independently of the General Fund, are not included in the foregoing State 
ment. They are estimated at £15,600 ; making a grand total from all sources of £161,976. 

STATISTICS OF THE MISSIONS. 





1858. 


1857. 


1858. 


1859 


Stations 


128 


136 


138 


141 


Clergymen : English 


119 


122 


130 


132 


Foreigners 


54 


50 


50 


49 


Natives and East Indians 


30 * 


46 


47 


51 


Total number of Clergymen 


203 


218 


227 


232 



European Laymen: Schoolmasters, Lay Agents, Printers, &c. 37 

European Female Teachers (exclusive of Missionaries’ Wives) 12 

Native and Country -born Catechists and Teachers of all classes 2100* 

Number of Communicants (1856) 18,730, (1857) 18 787, (1858) 18,371, (1859) 18,560.* 

/ 

INTELLIGENCE. 



Arrival of Bishop Payne. — Bishop Payne and Mrs. Payne 
arrived in New- York, in the steamer Glasgow, on the 25th of 
Jane. Their health is much improved since they left the 
coast of Africa. After an absence of seven years the Bishop 
returns to his native land to recruit his strength, worn out by 
incessant toil in his trying field ; and we do earnestly hope 
that this may be fully accomplished. His visit is most wel- 
come and will, we doubt not, result in largely increased 
interest in the missionary work in Africa. 

Health of the Missionaries in Africa. — The following 
particulars are given in a letter from Rev. C. C. Hoffman, 
dated Cape Palmas, May 13th, 1859 : “I am reminded by 

my own feverishness this evening to give you the general bill 
of health. Brother and Mrs. Hubbard have been here for the 
last fortnight in much weakness ; as soon as they were able to 
leave their beds at Cavalla they came here in hopes of recruit- 



* Returns from several Missions are ut present Incomplete. 



344 Intelligence. 

ing, but it is only within a few days that they have been well 
enough to go down stairs. He suffers much more than she 
does. 

“ Mr. Rambo has had frequent slight attacks of fever, but 
is now more free from them. Mrs. Rambo has them also fre- 
quently but is soon over them. They leave for Rocktown 
next week. 

“ Mr. and Mrs. Messenger have not been very sick since 
their acclimating attack, although he suffers often from chills 
and fever, so that Dr. De Lyon had to go down last week to 
see him, and I to aid him in his Sunday duties. We left him 
better. 

“ 1 was not bettered , however, by the trip, as I was unwell 
while there, and returned with increased fever from which I 
still suffer. Mrs. Hoffman, I rejoice to write is getting about 
again, and our hope, ‘ Grace,’ is in health. 

“ Miss Ball’s health is quite bad, and I think she will have 
to leave by the first good opportunity for Monrovia, for a 
change. I doubt if she will stand this climate. By a voyage 
she finds temporary relief but soon relapses into a state of 
weakness. 

“ So you see I can only give you a very poor account of our 
bodily health. That the Lord spares us and grants us such as 
we have we are thankful.” 



Ordination of Missionaries for China. — A special service 
will be held in St. George’s Church, in this city, Rev. S. H. 
Tyng, D. D., Rector, on Thursday, the 7th of July, 1859, at 11 
o’clock, a. m. On this occasion several persons now under ap- 
pointment to China will be ordained by the Rt. Rev. W. J. 
Boone, D. D., Missionary Christian Bishop. 

The sermon will be preached by the Rev. William Sparrow, 
D. D., of the Theological Seminary, Fairfax Co., Virginia. 

N. B. — Bishop Boone and Mrs. Boone, together with nine 
Missionaries recently appointed to China — three of whom are 
married — expect to embark for Shanghai in the ship Golden 
Rule, to sail on the 9th of July. 



Acknowledgments. 



345 



LIST OF PACKAGES, 4-c., received at the Office of the Foreign Committee, No. 
19 Bible House , from May 15, to June 15, 1859. 



From 


For 


Article. 


No. 


Forwarded by 


Md., thro’ Adams 

Express, 

Va., Miss D. T. Dick- 
son, 


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Rev. C. C. Hoffman, J 
Af 


Two Parcels,... 
One Box 


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Pa.., Rev. W m. New- 
ton, 


Miss M. Ball 




36 


Phil., L. M. Bond, 

Esq , 

N. Y., Miss Currie. . 


Rev. J. Rambo, 

Rev. C. C. Hoffman, 


1C. Cl 

j Three Boxes,... 


37 

38-9 & 40 


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One box from Calvary Church Sunday School, Clifton, Ohio, was sent direct, per M. C 
Stephens, for the Mission Schools at Cape Palmas. Value, $70. 



^Irknouilebgments. 



FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Treasuror of the Foreign Committee 
acknowledges the receipt of the following 
sums, from May 15th to June 15th, 1839 : 

JHatne. 

Gardiner — Christ Ch., $25 27 ; 

Bp Burgess, for Chi.. $30 ; 

S. K. B., for Chi. $10 ; 

Mrs. M. 1. K.. for Chi., 

$15; Mrs. E. K. S., for 
Chi., $10: Miss M. S., for 
Chi., $2 50 $112 77 



Hallowtll — Anonymous 2 00 $114 77 

Ncfo=f8ampsl)trc 

Claremont — From “ S„” for Chi. 10 00 

Fcrmont. 

Bennington — St. Peter’s, for 

outfit of missionaries, Chi. 15 00 
North field— St. Mary’s 10 00 25 00 

fHassacfiusrtts. 

Great Barrington. — St. James’ 

Par., for Chi. and Japan, 

$40; do.S. S.. for Bohlen 
Sta., Af., 11 75 51 75 



| Lowell — St. Anne’s, young la- 
dies, for Af $100 00 

Newton Lower Falls-- St. Mary’s 

S. S., tor JapaD 14 52 $166 27 

&f)obc IslantJ. 

East Greenwich — St. Luke’s 21 00 

Newport — Zion S. S., for ed. of 
Martha Littlefield & Wm. 

Cozzens, Af 10 CO 

F aw tucket — St. Paul’s, 7 S. S. 
classes, $20 48; 4 do., for 

Af., $12 85 33 33 

Providence — From a poor or- 
phan girl to Bp. Boone, 
for Chi 10 00 74 33 

Connecticut. 

Brookfield — St. Paul's 9 00 

j East Haddum — St. Stephen's. 11 00 

Hamden — Grace 15 75 

Hartford — Christ Ch. Miss. Soc., 
lor the outfit of mission- 
aries to Chi 25 00 

, Hebron — St. Peter’s 5 00 

i Waterbury — St. John’s, from a 
member on her death- 
bed 3 00 

j Watertown — Miss H. P. Bradley 2 00 
; Winsted — St. James’, for Af., 

$3 ; for the interior Sta., 

$2 5 00 



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346 



Acknowledgments. 



Zoar — St. James’ $100 $76 75 f 

Nefosgorft. 

Amenia — From R. & M. II., for 

Af. 2 00 

Brooklyn — Christ Ch. S. S., for 

Japan 25 00 

“ St. Paul's 18 00 

Dtlhi — From Charles Marvine, 

Esq., for Chi. and Japan. 10 GO 
Duchess Co.. Glenham — St. 

John’s Baptist S. S., for 

Af 5 00 

Factory ville, S. /. — Trinity Cha- 
pel S. S., for Japan 14 34 

New- York — Atlantic Ins. Co. 

Scrip paid off, and inte- 
rest rec’d 54 80 

“ St. Ann's for Dear' Mutes. . 2 50 

“ St. John Kaptist. from a 

member, $5 ; for Chi., $5 10 CO 

“ St. Mirk’s, toward outfit 

and support of a mission- 
ary in C li 1106 00 

“ From J. S. A., for interest 
of money loaned out, ac- 
count of Trinity Church, 

Monrovia .. . 403 37 

Piermont — C : >r st Ch., for Af. . . 3 00 

Richmond , S. I. — St. Andrew’s 

S. S.. for <3d. D. Moore, Af. 20 00 
Troy — St. Paul's, from a mem- 
ber, for Chi. an i Japan. . 40 00 
White Plains — 'Irace, for Ja- 
pan. $25 : S S., f >r Theo- 
dore S Romney Srholtr- 
ship, Af., $20 , for Af., $6 ; 

Chi., $17 68 00 1782201 



EBIcstcrn Nrtn=i3t>r&. 



Avon- Zion, Hoffman Children’s 

Soc., for Af, 2 00 

Geneva — F’m the Misses Bridge, 
toward our fit of mission- 
aries to Chi 25 00 

Livingston Co., Mt. Morris — 

Anon> mous, for Chi.. $25 ; 

Interior Sta., Ciii., $25. . . 50 00 

Niagara-Falls— St. Peter’s 15 75 

Oswego — Evangelist 25 00 

Paris Hill— St. Paul’s, for Chi. 5 00 

Port Byron — From “ Clara T.,” 

for Cni 3 00 

Rochester — st. Luke’s $75 ; Af., . 

$13 ; J. Durs-n, Af., $2> ; 

S. S., $22; for C.ipe Pal- 
mas, $75 Teacoers’ Of- 
fering, for Japm, $13 58; 

Last Offering of “’Little 
Kate,” ( le eased), >or 
Rev. Mr. Hoffman, Af. $3,233 58 359 33 



Ncin-HcrscD. 



Allentown — Chris’ Ch.. for Af.. 

$7 50; Jautn $2 50 ... 
Elizabeth — St. John’s y"ung la- 
dies’ Bibl-* Cla-s, for or- 
phan asylum, Cape Pal- 
mas 

Shrewsbury— From S. F. C , to- 
ward outfit of mission- 
aries to Chi 

Paterson — From Miss J. R B. 
Borrowe, for Inter. Sta., 
Chi 



10 00 

22 00 
3 00 
10 00 



Princeton — From “A Lover of 
the Good Cause,” toward 

outfit of missionaries $3 00 

“ From “X. Q. Q. A. T. E.,” 

for Japan 100 00 

Trenton — St. Paul’s S. S., for 

Chi. and A f 5 81 $153 81 

Pennsglbanta. 

Carbondale — Trinity 12 00 

Germantown — Christ Ch. S. S., 
for school-house at Ca- 

valla, Af 155 00 

‘‘ St. Luke’s, from a member, 

for Chi 50 00 

Great Bend — For China. 4 02 

Honesdale — Grace 50 00 

M;ss S. A. Snyder, for Chi. 5 00 
Lancaster Co., Paradise — All 
Sa ; nts’, from Mrs. A. Ba- 
ker, for Chi 5 00 

Lebanon Co., Lebanon — Christ 

Ch., for Inter. Sta.. Chi. . 8 16 

“ Fiom J. A. L S., for Inte- 
rior Sta., Chi 2 84 

Manayunk — St. David’s S. S., 

for Af 35 15 

Maylandville — Trinity, for ed. 

J. G. Drayton, $20 ; Susan 
Allibone. $20 ; brother 
and sister's savings, for 

Af., $1 41 00 

Meadville — Christ Ch., $15 58 ; 

S. S., $35 85 51 43 

Montrose — St. Paul’s S. S , for 

Af 6 00 

New London — St. John’s 3 30 

New MUford — St. Mark's, for 
Chi.. $150; S. S., for Af., 

$4 15 5 65 

Philadelphia — St. Jude’s S. S., 

for Japan 10 00 

“ Cape Palma3 Female Or- 
phan Asylum Soc 1063 72 

Pittsburg — From I. H. Schoen- 
burg, for outfit of mis- 
sionaries to Chi 250 00 

Tamaqua — Calvary infant S. S., 

for Af 2 58 17G0 83 



Sclainare. 

Brandywine Village — St. John’s 

Church, for Japan. .».. . 200 

New Castle — Immanuel 37 31 

Wilmington — From Thos. At- 
kinson, Af 20 00 69 31 

jEUrnlanh. 

Anne Arundel Co .— All Hallow’s 

Par., for Japan 23 02. 



Frederick Co. — St. Paul’s, for Af. 1 45 
“ Zion, for Chi. and Af.. $18 

48 ; S. S., for Af.. $2 67.. 21 15 
Pr. George's Co. — St. Geo. Par., 

X 13 08 

St. Mary's Co , Charlotte Hall.— 

All Faith colored congre- 
gation, for Af 2 06 

St. Mary's Co . — Kmg and Queen 

Par., colored cong., for Af. 3 32 

Talbot Co. — St. Peter’s Parish, 

Christ Ch 22 00 

Washington Co., Hagerstown — 

St. John’sPar., St. John's, 
for Chi., $10 ; Jap., $15. 25 00 



Acknowledgments. 



347 



Washington, D.C.-Tr\n\ty S. S., 
for China, $12088 ; Miss C. 

Jones, $18 75 Af., $4 59.$144 22 $255 30 

Firginia. 

Albemarle Co. — Walker’s Par., 

Grace. . 24 18 

“ Ilopedale. children of.. ... 10 82 
Alexandria— Par. of Kapi is, St. 

James’, $40 ; S. S., $22 15. 62 15 
The Churches, for Inte- 
rior Sta., Chi 561 60 

Amelia Co . — Raleigh Par., $11 

25; Chi., $10; Af., $10. . 31 25 
Amherst Co . — Lexington Par... 2 00 
Berkeley Co ., Hodgesville — Mt. 

ZionCh 75 

Charles City Co. — Westover 
Par., $44 82; from Rev. 

Dr. Wade, for scholarship, 

Af., $20 ; Japan, $5 ; from 
Mrs. Wade, gen’l, $3 50; 

Af., $5 78 32 

Charlotte Co., Cornwall — Roan- 
oke Ch., $10, through L. 

B. W ; H. Carrington, 

Esq., $10 20 00 

Charlottesville — Christ Ch., $12 

50; Af., $147 159 50 

Culpeper Co.— St. James’ 37 39 

“ St. Mark’s Par., St. Paul's. 15 22 
Eastville — Geo. Kerr, Esq., for 

Chi. and Japan 5 00 

Fairfax Co . — Theological Semi- 
nary, for Inter. Sta , Chi. 5 37 

Fluvanna Co., Columbia — From 
M. A. E. Carrington, for 

Japan 5 00 

Gloucester Co — Abingdon Par., 
from B. B.,” a little 

boy, for Chi 1 00 

Greensville — Christ Ch. Sewing 
Soc.. $30 ; from a mem- 
ber, $5 ; from do., for Ja- 
pan, $5 40 00 

Hampton — St. John’s, Sewing 

Circle 10 00 

Halifax Co . — Antrim Par., from 
Mr. D. C., for Chi., $5; 

Mrs. S. W..$2 67; Mrs. E. 

B. E., $2 50; Col. C. H. C., 

$2 ; Miss M. J. S., $2 ; Mrs 

C. S. E., $1 50; N. T. G., 

Jr., $2 50 ; Mrs. S. E. F.. 
for Af., $1; Mrs.N.C B.; 

$5 83 : Mrs M. E. G., $3 ; 

Rev. J. G..$30; Mrs.E.S. 

E , $4; D.C.,$10 ; Misses 
R and E. L., $2; Mrs. F. 

K. G., $1 ; Dr. J. B., $1 ; 

T. B., $5 ; J. C. B., $50 ; 

Rev. Dr. Grammee, in an- 
swer to Bp. Boone’s ap- 
peal for Chi,, $20 151 00 

“ Catawba Ch., through L. 

B. W 5 00 

Hanover Co. — St. Martin’s Par , 

P. Nelson, Esq 90 00 

“St Paul’s, from Mrs. C. R. 

W.. $1; Mrs. Wm. F. W., 

$2 50 ; Miss L. W., $2 ; 

Mrs J. D. W., $1 6 50 

King George Co — St. John’s, 

H 10 00 

St. Paul’s Par., for ed. of 
David, James Van Dyke 



aud Edward Lee Stewart 

Af $100 00 

Lancaster Co .— From W, Y. C. 

D 50 00 

Leesburgh — Shelbourne. St, 

James, ($10 of which is 
to be applied by Rev. C. 

C. II., Af.) 127 25 

Lexington— Grace, for Chi 43 00 

Louisa Co . — Green Spring Par.. 

W. Gordon, Esq 2 50 

“ St. John’s 20 00 

“ Silvania. “ Pupils at ”.. . 5 00 

Madison — Bloomfield Par. Pied- 
mont, Trinity Ch 10 00 

Martinsburg — Trinity 18 90 

Mecklenburg'— Hi. Luke’s from 

E.Tarrey,Esq 3 00 

Middlesex Co. — Chri.-t Ch 50 00 

Nelson — Nelson Par 38 91 

Petersburg— Grace Ch., salary of 
Rev. N. S. Harris, Af., 

$166; for Interior Sta. 

Chi.. $50 216 00 

Pittsylvania Co . — C imden Par. 

Epiphany 10 00 

Powhaltan Co. — Genito, Grace . 15 00 
RicAwtond-Monumental, for In- 
terior Sta., Chi 250 00 

“ St. Paul’s, result of a col- 
lection at a meeting in 
the Lecture room and 
special contr. of mem- 
bers, for Interior Sta. 

Chi., $687 77; from a 
gentleman, for Rev. C. 

M. Williams, Japan, 

$50 737 77 

Roanoke Co . — Salem Par., Big 
Lick, St. John’s, from Mrs. 

E. Watts 5 CO 

Wheeling — St. Matthews 90 95 

Williamsburg — Bruton Par .. 5 00 

Miscellaneous — From Miss E. 

Rodman, for Chi. and Ja- 
pan ! 5 00$3135 33 

£outf) Carolina. 

Beaufort — St. Helena for Inte- 
rior Sta., Chi 1028 Od 

Black Oak — Trinity 40 50 

Blufton — St. Luke’s for Interior 

Sta., Chi 55 00 

Camden — Grace 47 00 

Charleston — Calvary, Whites 
for Af., $5 85 ; Colored 

for do. $4 50 10 35 

“ Grace, for Chi., $1000; 

Working Soc., for sup- 
port T. C. Brownell, 

Af., $100 1100 00 

St. Bartholomew's for Chi. 

$12 50; Japan, $11... 23 50 
;< St. Luke’s, for Interior 
Sta., Chi., $50; S. 8.. 

“ being first fruits for 

Chi.” $43 93 00 

“ St. Michael’s, for Chi., 

$556 08 ; from a lady, 
for Scholarship in Mt. 

Vaughan High School 

$25 581 08 

“ St. Paul’s 16 50 

“ St. Peter’s for Interior Sta. 

Chi., $475 ; froma mem. 
for Japan $5 480 00 



343 



Acknowledgments. 



Charleston- St. Phillip's $20 ; for 
Interior Sta., Chi. $276 
47 ; J. J. P. Smith $10 $306 47 
“ St. Thomas and St. Davids 

for Chi 30 00 

Cheraw — From “ a Friend to 
Missions” $50 ; towards 
outfit of Missionaries to 

Chi., $250 300 00 

Combahee — Ascensiop, for Chi 

$10 75 ; Japan, $2 12 75 

Columbia — Christ Ch. for Inte- 
rior Sta. Chi 112 00 

Grahamville — Holy Trinity, for 

Interior Sta. Chi 240 00 

St. Luke’s Colored Cong. 

for Af 10 48 

“ From Miss Welch for Af. . . 1 00 

“ From Rev. A. Wigfall, for 

Interior Sta. Chi* 50 00 

Pe Dee — Pr. Frederick Par. for 

Interior Sta. Chi 35 00 

Pocolaligu — From Rev. S. Elli- 
ott, for Interior Sta. Chi 100 00 
Pineville — St. Stephens and Up- 
per St. Johus 80 00 

Richland District — Zion, for 

Chi.. $37 50 ; Af., $37 50... 75 00 
Helena Island— St. Helena Ch. 20 09 
Spartanburg— Advent, Chi . . 10 00 

Sumpter — Holy Comforter 5 00 

Waccamaw — “ Sigma’s” annual 
pledge for ed. of child in 

Af 20 00 

Walterboro ’ — St. Jude’s, $19; 

Japan, $1 20 00$4902 63 

(Georgia. 

Savannah — Christ Ch. for edn., 

E. Neufville, Af 100 00 

“ St. John’s for Chi 76 00 176 00 

Alabama. 

DemopoJts-Anonymous for Chi. 2 00 

fEliasisgippi. 

Vicksburg — “Church members'’ 

fift-Chi. and Japan 25 00 

^Louisiana. 

Neiv-Otleans — Christ Ch. S. S., 

for ed. of child in Chi. 25 00 
“ St. Paul’s, for edn. of tea- 
cher in Af. $150 14 ; 
for ed. of a boy, Af. 

$69 86 ...220 00 

“ St. Peter's, from a lady 5 00 

Thebodeaux— St.John’s 26 32 

West Baton Rou^e-Bayous Par. 

J. L. Lobdell, towards 
outfit of Missionaries to 

Chi 50 00 

Miscellaneous — From “ Mary 
Kate on her second birth- 
day,” for Cni 2 00 32S 32 

©f)io. 

Cleveland — From “a colored 

layman” 1 00 

Cincinnati — Christ Ch. S. S. for 
edn. of a child, at Cape 
Palmas Orphan Asylum.. 75 00 



Cincinnati — St. John’s S. Se. .$300 00 



“ From Bp. Mcllvaine and 
family towards outfit, 

&c., of ten Missiona- 
ries to Chi 50 00 

Cross Creek — St. James' 7 L0 

Delaware — St. Peter’s S. S. for 

Chi 9 00 

Granville — From Rev. J. L. Bry- 
an, towards outfit of Mis- 
sionaries to chi 2 00 

Huron — Christ Ch 2 00 

Lancaster — St. John’s S. S. for 

Japan 18 00 

Medina — St. Paul's, from M. J. 

H. Hews, for Af 3 00 

New-Castle — Missionary Sta- 
tion for Chi. Af. and Jap. 7 18 
Perry — St. Matthew’s for Chi. 

Af.. and Japan 5 20 

Portsmouth — All Saints, S. S., 



Slltnots. 

Chicago — Ascension 10 00 

©cnnrgsrc. 

Columbia — St. Peter’s, for Chi. 4 00 

jJHicfjigan. 

Dexter — St. James 9 00 

Grand Rapids — St. Mark's for 

Af 10 00 

Kalamazoo — St. Luke’s S. S... 7 00 

Marshall—' Trinity ^ 21 53 

Monroe — Trinity, from Col. R. 

B. Smith, for outfit of 
Missionaries to Chi.. .. .. 5 00 52 53 

Enbiana. 

Madison— Christ Ch. $15 ; S. S. 

$20 35 00 

Richmond — From a “ Friend”.. 2 50 37 50 

fHtssourt. 

Sharpsburg — St. Jude’s 13 80 

St. Louis — St. George’s S. S., for 
edn. of Stephen Ga sa- 
way. Chi.. $25 ; Thomas 

Howell, Af., $20 45 00 

“ From E. S. toward outfit 

Missionaries 1 00 59 80 

California. 

Sacramento — Grace, for Af. ... 30 00 



fUgactes. 

Neiv-York — N. Y. Bequest of 

Miss Mary M. Maynard 10^0 00 
Maryland - Baltimme beque.vt 

of Mrs. Ann Neilson... 212 97 
Virginia — Antrim Par. H ali- 
fax Co. Bequest of Mrs. 

E. Bruce 50 00 1292 97 

$1 ’,388 18 

Amount previously acknowledged.. .57,024 38 



Total since October 1st, 1858 $73,417 56 




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