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account of the Jaffna Tract Society. As forward, in some degree, favourably appears from the Report of that So- disposed, we hope, to receive the cięty, the number of Tracts printed since truths thus brought before them. Inlast June, including two now in the stances of good impressions from the press, is 55,600. Six hundred addi. reading and hearing of Tracts are not tional copies of one of the Tracts were wanting : the attention of the careless printed for our own use.

and the indifferent is often thus enBeneficial Effects of Publications. gaged, and they are constrained to yield It is the decided opinion of our Mis. at least a momentary assent to the sionary Brethren, which they have fre- puwer of Divine Truth ; and we cannot quently expressed, that the Nellore but hope that some impressions thus · Press is exerting a powerful influence on made may, by the power of the Holy the population of this District, by means Ghost, prove more lasting. One instance, of the Tracts printed for the Tract So- at least, may be adduced of a young man ciety. To the correctness of this opi. who has joined the Church in connection nion, I can safely add my testimony with our American Brethren, and walks Knowledge of the truths of Christianity consistently with his profession. We is thus communicated to great numbers trust this will not prove a solitary case: who would otherwise remain in igno- a spirit of inquiry is excited in the -rance; while, by means of our Free minds of many, which we hope may Schools, and those of other Missions, a issue in their relinquishing their Idols, numerous reading population is coming and giving themselves to their Saviour:

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Departure of Missionaries. embarked at Gravesend, Januaryllth, The Rev. Timothy Sandys, proceed- on board the “ Arab,” Captain Fering to join the North-India Mission, riers; and passed through the Downs, embarked with Mrs. Sandys, on board on their way to New South Wales, on the “ Cæsar," Captain Watt, on the the 18th. 1st of January, at Portsmouth, and The Rev. Charles Blackman, with proceeded on his voyage the same day. Mrs. Blackman, appointed to assist Mr. Sandys was to have been stationed Mr. Morewood in conducting

the proat Burdwan; but it has been sug- posed Establishment on the Nilgherry gested to the Calcutta Committee, Hills, for the education of the childwhether it may not be advisable that ren of Missionaries in India and Ceyhe should supply the vacancy occa- lon, took leave of the Committee on sioned at Chunar by the unexpected the 19th of January. They embarked death of Mr. Friend.

at Gravesend on the 20th, on board Mr. Thomas Chapman and Mrs. the “ Duke of Roxburgh,” Capt. Chapman having been recommended Brown, and sailed for Madras the to the Committee as suitable Indivi- following day. duals for the New-Zealand Mission,

RECENT INTELLIGENCE.

Mediterranean—The Rev. F. Hildner West IndiesBy Letters received from writes, under date of Dec. 14th, that he Demerara of Oct. 27 th and Nov. 9th, it was about to embark for Syra, in order to appears that the Society's Catechists in take a share in Dr. Korck's labours there. that quarter, Mr. John Armstrong and

Western IndiaThe Rev. C. Pinhorn Mr. Charles Carter, were in good health, Farrar and Mrs. Farrar, and the Rev. and in the steady prosecution of their John Dixon, arrived at Bombay, on July labours. 17th; and have since joined the Rev.W. Mr. W. Manning, of Papine, Jamaica, Mitchell at Bandora. They were all well states, in a Letter dated Nov. 7th last, on the 8th August, though Mr. Mitchell that Mr. Ebenezer Collins, of Salt Sahad suffered from a complaint in his eyes; vannah, was then very unwell, and bad and Mr. Dixon had experienced much been staying with him for change of air. indisposition on the voyage.

Contribution List.

F

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L. 8. d. ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON. Durham

35 00 L. 8. d.

Essex: Bridewell Chapel...

50 12 6 Chelmsford and West Essex: L. 8. d. Broadway Church, Westminster.

43 19 2
Corringham...

... 12 18 6 Camberwell, Peckham, Dulwich, and

Colchester and East Essex......137 12 6 Brixton Ladies.. 33 8 2 Walthamstow...

34 18 9 Christ Church, Newgate Street: L. 8. d.

“A Thank-offering for an An. Miss Clayton.

8 13 8
swer to Prayer"

..... 50 00 Miss Evans

15 6 7
White Roothing..

5 0 0
Sunday School
8 96

240 99 Glamorganshire: 32 9 9 Aberdare

4 4 0 Disbursements, 07 0

Gloucestershire ...

. 100 00
32 29
Forest of Dean.

77 7 2
Clerkenwell Ladies....
38 10 0

177 7 2 Kennington

18 16 0 Hampshire: North-East London...

265 10 0
Jersey

67 8 0 Percy Chapel :

Portsmouth, Portsea, & Gosport, 68 12 6 Gentlemen's Committee... 35 11 0

Ryde & Newport, Isle of Wight, 91 1 2 Ladies' ditto. 46 16 6

227 1 8 82 7 6 Herefordshire: Poplar Chapel 15 13 11 Hereford..

40 00 St. Barnabas Chapel :

Hertfordshire: Gentlemen's Committee. 12 19 2

Bushey....

10 14 0 Ladies' ditto ......

11 11 10
Ladies' Committee

3 13 0
24 11 0

14 7 0 St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row

10 18 5 Huntingdonshire: Wheler Chapel... 65 00 Little Stukeley..

6 14 10

Kent: ASSOCIATIONS OUT OF LONDON & VICINITY.

Blackheath Ladies..

16 17 6

: Bedfordshire :

Bromley and Beckenham .... 100 00 Bedford

83 0 0

Deal, “A Christmas present"
Dunstable.

14 3 5
from

5 00
Luton..
........ 12 00

Northburn, Sholden, & Vicinity, 27 7 3 109 3 5

149 49 Berkshire :

Lancashire : Faringdon

1 14 1

Lancaster and N. Lancashire...123 15 7
Sandhurst..

9 10 11
Heapy.

15 00
11 5 0
Brecon :

Liverpool and W. Lancashire

.. 27 13 3 Standish

17 3 0 Glasbury..

15 17 10

Manchester and E. Lancashire, 390 0 0
Hay.

13 7 9
29 5 7
Warrington....

66 13 9 Buckinghamshire:

Wigan.

27 13 3 Aylesbury. 40 08

667 18 10 Olney

20 0 0
Leicestershire....

250 0 0
60 08 Melton Mowbray.

21 0 0 Cambridgeshire:

271 00 Town, County, and University, 125 00

Lincolnshire:

L. 8. d.
Tydd St. Giles's

3 3 0
Boston..

11 11 9
128 3 0 Bicker....

7 1 8 Carmarthen

10 11 6 East Keal....

9 10 0 Cheshire:

Frampton.

9 0 0 Chester

280 19 4
Kirton..

4 0 0 Cornwall:

Swineshead..

15 0 0 Falmouth

15 191

Ditto Bazaar..... 8 0 0 Penryn :

64 3 5 2 13 10 Western District:

Folkingham.

9 0 0

3 0 Camborne.

Osbournby.

0 16 15 10 Helston, Manaccon, St. An

Hougham-cum-Marston..

2 10 0 Tydd St. Mary..

1 14 thony, and Mawgan........ 66 10 0

0 Penzance

80 7 5 .116 3 8

Middlesex:
Redruth...

32 0 0
Harrow....

145 90 250 2 5 Cumberland:

Monmouthshire:
Carlisle..

32 18 0
Pontypool and Vicinity.

24 19 6 Workington.....

17 18 5
Montgomeryshire.....

90 13 4 50 16 5 Norfolk and Norwich.... ....... 139 13 4 Denbighshire and Flintshire:

Little Dunham....

...'21 11 11 Wrexham..

14 0 0

Lynn and West Norfolk.. 24 17 0 Derbyshire 85 65

186 2 3 Chesterfield

54 18 10

'': Ditto Ladies.

123 129 48 13 5

Northamptonshire.....
Doveridge

6 14 1
Kettering..

13 17 6
195 12 9 Marston Trussell, includ-
Devonshire:

ing 21. 28. Col. after Ser. Devon and Exeter, including

mon by rev. J. Wilson,8 19 6 Ladies 261. 68. 6d...

.. 298 1 9 Devonport..

28 10 7

Clipston Mission. Box. 1 12 0
326 12 4
Foxton...

1 15 2 Dorsetshire:

Harborough.

6 13 0 Charmouth and Lyme...

24 14 9
Holthorpe..

1 0 0 Melcombe Horsey and Chesel

Lubbenham, including bourne..

9 13 0

21. 138. Col. after SerRampisham.

20 00 Wareham

15 00

mon by rev.J.Wilson,12 9 7 Weymouth..

63 1 10
Sibbertoft.............

2 10 9
132 9 7

35 00

Northamptonshire-continued : L. 8. d. L. 8. d.

L. 8. d. L. 8. d. Raunds...

25 13 0

Yorkshire : Rowell and Desborough.. ...... 20 9 0

Birstall and Batley

52 18 6 Titchmarsh, including 11. 38. from

Bradford

84 12 1 Pilton..... ... 10 0 0 Calverley....

11 14 2 Wellingborough..

3 0 0

Dewsbury, including Collection

231 12 3 after Sermonat MirfieldChurch Northumberland :

121. 158. 4d..

51 15 5 Newcastle-upon-Tyne...... 309 5 7 Doncaster.....

39 15 0 Nottinghamshire:

Greasborough

9 7 0 Newark.. .... 25 18 7 High Harrogate

42 42 Nottingham. ........115 3 2

Huddersfield.

....... 187 0 5 Retford, East. ........106 10 10 Knaresborough.

65 55 Serlby...

8 14 0
Middleham..

76 10 2
256 67
Ossett .......

54 14 6 Oxfordshire.

10 6 0
Ripon .......

50 0 0 · Pembrokeshire:

Rotherham Ladies

15 10 0 Haverfordwest..

9 10 0
Sheffield.

25 12 1
Milford...
........ 39 3 5

Attercliffe .......... 24 7 93 Tenby.....

10 10 1

Swinton

7 2 83 59 3 6

31 10 6 Rutlandshire:

Skipton

29 5 0 Manton and Oakham.

38 96
Thirsk and Sowerby

31 3 5 Shropshire...

63 0 0
Wakefield and Vicinity.

53 8 8 Somersetshire:

York...

240 2 6 Bath and Vicinity. 230 0 0

-1152 9 0 Brewham...

24 10 0 Bridgewater and Vicinity.. 38 12 10

BENEFACTIONS. Frome....

30 17 2

Brown, John, Esq., Temple Bar ........... 100 0 Weare............

14 0 0
M. M.....

20 0 0 Wellington....

84 10 0
W. B.T..

10 0 0 422 10 0 Staffordshire. .200 0 0

COLLECTIONS.
Leek Ladies .................... 22

6 8
Ball, Miss K....

3 0 10 Tamworth.

43 15 7

266 2 3 Bebbington, Mr. H., St. Martin's Court 1 6 0 Suffolk:

Bingham, Miss, Hale Magna.

1 12 6

0 17 4 Charsfield...

Bishop, Mr., 82 Fenchurch Street...........

1 3 8 Debenham .......

25 14 6
Bulmer, Mr. H., 34 Aldersgate Street....... 5 00

1 8 4 Flowton...

3 5 111
Byard, Miss, Chiswell Street

5 12 Grundisburgh.

0 1

Calvert, Miss E. C., Claydon, Bucks

5 7 Hinderclay

7 10 5

Carter, Mr. R., King's-Head Court, St. Mar-
tin's le Grand..

2 3 4 Ipswich. .... 26 00

2 16

0

Dell, Miss, Kilburn Old Newton

0 Stowmarket....

12 4 93
Gleed, Mrs., Donington, Lincolnshire...... 100

5 0 9

Graham, Mrs., Newbury.. Tattingstone. ........ 14 16 0

1 9 5 Tunstall.

0 Grey, Miss, Portsmouth...

0 0 West Suffolk. 90 00

0 Harris, Miss, St. Alban's, Herts ............ 12 8 207 4 1 Head, Miss, Stratford

1 5 6 Surrey:

Hide, Miss F., Worthing..

4 16 6 Clapham Ladies

38 18 1 Kesteven, Miss, Milk Street, Cheapside.. 8 15 0 Sussex:

Phelps, Miss, Wilton, Wiltshire..

4 0 0 Brighton and East Sussex.......300 0 0

Phillips, Miss, New Ormond Street

0 120 Shoreham, New.....

30 0 0

Proctor, Mr. F. jun., Gracechurch Street... 5 10 2 330 0 0

Rippin, Miss, Stepney,“ Stepney Ladies".. 7 6 0 Warwickshire:

Savage, Mrs., Kingston, Surrey

15 10 0 Birmingham.. ......172 6 3

Seagar, Mr. C., Whitchurch, Herefordshire. 3 11 6 Church Lawford........30 11 0

Shrimpton, Mr. C. T., New Boswell Court, Great Harborough.... 5 17 6

Lincoln's Inn...

2 2 0 36 8 6 Sperling, Mr. John, Reigate...

7 8 6 Clifton-upon-Dunsmore.....

... 24 13 6

Sutton, Miss S., Rowde, Devizes........... 20 0 0 Coleshill. 65 00

1 0 4

Walker, Mrs., Cottered... Stratford-on-Avon....... 17 6 6

0 15 0 315 14.9

Young Ladies at Bow ..........
Wiltshire:
Bradford: Coll. after Sermons at

INDIA-FEMALE-EDUCATION FUND. the Church by the Rev. W.

A Lady, by W. Wilberforce, Esq ........... 10 00 Sawyer and Rev. T. Newton.. 12 5 7

Cornwall :
Cricklade.....

81 13 10
Falmouth

3 11 8 Grittleton.......................

7 17 0

Cumberland :
Melksham...

64 17
Carlisle

5 13 0 2 Salisbury and South Wilts.

Hertfordshire :

..... 50 18 0 Westbury,

Ladies' Committee...

3 13 0 ...... 79 4 0

296 15 7 Percy Chapel : Worcestershire:

Ladies' Committee

2 2 0 Clent...

20 00
Sutton, Miss S., Rowde, Devizes.

2 0 0 Dudley, including 271. 118. from

Yorkshire:
Kingswinford..

65 10 2
Ossett........

5 5 0 Worcester.

.......... 132 15 9 Ditto Ladies 58 11 2

ALLEPIE SCHOOL FUND. 276 17 1 Rivington, Miss Jane .............

5 0 0 THE Committee of the Church Missionary Society thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Box, containing

Fancy Articles, from Miss Rippin, Commercial Road; also a Parcel from Miss Louther.

....... 20 3 2

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Church Missionary Kecord.

No. 2.]

FEBRUARY, 1830.

[Vol. I.

Biography.

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MEMOIR AND CHARACTER OF THE REV. CHARLES FRIEND,

MISSIONARY IN NORTH INDIA, WHO DIED AT CHUNAR, JUNE 12, 1829. The death of Mr. Friend, as stated in a Letter addressed to Archdeacon Corrie by a Native Catechist at Chunar, was noticed in the Monthly Paper of December. In January 1825, Mr. Friend commenced his studies in the Institution at Islington; and, throughout his residence there, exhibited such a bright example of the Missionary Student, as encouraged all, who were acquainted with him, to hope that he might be long and extensively employed as the messenger of that Saviour, to whose service among the Heathen his affections and powers were consecrated. In this instance, however, we are taught, that God's ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. Having made considerable pro

none were present to take an active interficiency in his Oriental and other est about him; and this fact was unknown studies, Mr. Friend was admitted to to all but those who were present, who Deacon's Orders on Sunday, Dec.

were English Invalids, till after his death. 24, 1826; and was ordained Priest

He had been previously requested to aban

don this part of his duties till the cessation on Sunday, Dec. 23, 1827. He left

of the hot winds, but declined. The followEngland in April 1828, with the ing day he sent for medicine to Dr. Smith, Rev. Ralph Eteson and Mrs. Eteson, and took some castor-oil and Epsom-salts, to proceed with them to join the but did not wish to see the Doctor. On North-India Mission. It was ori- the morning of Friday the 12th, the Clerk ginally intended that they should

called on him to take a funeral; which he prosecute their labours togethez declined, as he had taken medicine, and

directed the Clerk to read the Service. at Benares; to which place they in the first instance proceeded, soon

Just as he was going, Mr. Friend asked

the Clerk if he thought that he looked after their arrival in India: but

pale. “No,” he replied, you look more the failure of Mr. Bowley's health blooming than I have seen you lately.” having greatly interrupted his la- The Clerk, however, was mistaken; for bours at Chunar, it was deemed this bloom, it appears, was the hectic flush expedient for Mr. Friend to remove

of fever. I believe that nothing further is thither, which he did in December

known till noon of the same day, when a

message to Dr. Evans arrived from Mr. 1828. The circumstances connected

Friend, that he wished to see him immewith his death are thus detailed by diately. Dr. Evans found him in a raging Mr. Eteson, in a Letter of the 18th fever, walking about his room, and appaof June, 1829

rently delirious. Mr. Friend, in describing On Wednesday the 10th instant he read his sensations, said, that his flesh felt as if Prayers and preached at Chunar Church; it were dropping from his bones. Dr. and, during the Service, fainted twice: Evans immediately directed a blister to be (RECORD, Feb. 1830.)

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applied to his head, and other means to be tified through the Spirit

, and I regained

my used; but had scarcely gone home again, wonted calmness and cheerfulness. How when he was hastily called by Mr. Friend's , truly may it be said of our Heavenly Faservants, who said that their master had ther, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace fainted. He, and Captain Jeffreys, the whose mind is stayed on Thee. My soul, Fort-Adjutant, immediately repaired to on the preceding evening, had been much Mr. Friend's house; and found him laid on strengthened and supported by the considehis couch, with his eyes fixed, his teeth ration of the kindness and love of God in callclenched, his whole frame .convulsed, and ing me to a knowledge of His salvation, in utterly insensible. The lancet was ap- having chosen me unto salvation through plied, but to no purpose; and he departed sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the from this world about four o'clock in the truth. May that same blessed Spirit sancafternoon of the 12th.

tify you all more and more, and work in An express was sent off to me; but I you that effectual belief of the truth, which did not receive it till late in the morning will lead to holiness, and to a meetness for of the 13th. He was buried at sun-rise, 'the inheritance of the saints in light ! by the Adjutant, with every proper respect. Sunday, April 20-Off Brighton. I In reference to this afflictive oc

have mentioned the subject of Family currence, Mr. Eteson remarks

Prayer to the Captain; who will not object, Having no one near him to remind him unless it should give offence to any of the of the necessities of his body, and being passengers, which I do not anticipate; for too modest to complain, he perished for our plan is, after breakfast to let those retire want of timely precaution. Even on Thurs- who please, and those remain who please : day, according to Dr. Evans's opinion, no- should there be any objection, we shall thing, humanly speaking, could have saved have it in our cabins. Yesterday we kept him, but vast doses of calomel and imme

sailing, though but slowly, and so went on diate embarkation for England.

all night; but now the wind is more fresh Mr. Eteson adds—

and more favourable, and the Pilot, we You have lost a Brother, whose piety expect, will leave this evening. We could and talents qualified him for eminence and not have Service on deck this morning, but usefulness-I, a fellow-student and Mis- have had it in the cuddy, which I have sicnary, whose memory will be dear to me much enjoyed : Eteson was Rector, and I as long as I live--and the Church Missio- Curate. Eteson preached from Psalm cvii. nary Society, a most laborious and devoted 23d and following verses : the Captain Minister.

and most of the passengers were present. The following Extracts from Let- We sung, before Sermon, from the Cottageters addressed chiefly to his relatives Hymn-Book, one of which we intend to in England will illustrate the charac- give to every passenger and sailor. From ter of this devoted servant of God,

a number of copies of the Dairyman's and enable those who read them to

Daughter which we have, I have given

6 to as many ladies and girls. I brought estimate the loss which the Church

out a parcel of Tracts after Service, and of Christ has sustained in his early gave away several among the passengers. removal.

I fear that the crew are too busy to-day Thoughts on commencing his Voyage to to do much among them. My heart's India.

desire and prayer to God for you all is, On the 15th of April, 1828, we started, that you may be saved. Oh! the partvery early in the morning, from the Downs, ing in this life is nothing, compared to but not before a boat from shore arrived at that eternal parting which separates the the ship: the weighing of the anchor, and happy from the miserable. May the good the great noise attending the getting under Spirit of the Lord sanctify you all, and weigh, had aroused me. The weather on

preserve you unto the day of Christ Jesus ! the 16th was very squally; and, after beat then, if not before, may we all meet again, ing round to Hythe, we had to turn back to sing the praises of our God for ever and again, to anchor in the Downs. Deal ever! Trust in the Lord continually, and looked well the next morning from the stay your mind on Him; give all diligence sea: we had a fine view, being very near to make your calling and election sure shore, just off the South Walk. I did not through the Blessed Redeemer : continue expect to see Deal again, and my sensa- pray for me, that I may be strengthened tions were very painful for a few moments with might in the inner man, and be made but these soon subsided, and became sanc- faithful and bold in my Master's service.

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