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THE

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER,

CONDUCTED

BY MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.

FOR THE YEAR 1815.

BEING

THE FOURTEENTH VOLUME.

FROM THE LONDON EDITION.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY DAVID HALE. PUBLISHED ALSO BY HEZEKIAH HOWE, NEW

HAVEN; AND SOLOMON WIATT, PHILADELPHIA.

Subscriptions received by Henry Whipple, Salem; Charles Whipple, Newburyport; J. Avery, Plymouth ;

Simeon Butler, Northampton; R-v. Samuel Osgood, Springfield ; Henry Brown, Esq Stockbridge; 4. Shearmanjun New Beifori, Mrsachusetts :-). (.. Hyde Portland, vaine ;-.-.Anos Tappal., Portsmouth; J Hinds, Hanover; G Horrgh, Concor, New Hampshire :--- Amos Doolittle, Esq. Middlebury; Lewis F. Gallup, Woodstock, Vernont:-Sheldon and Goodwin, Harttom; A. T. Goodrich and Thomas Longworth, New York.

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EAST-INDIA MISSIONS OF THE SO

CIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN
KNOWLEDGE.

were baptized. Being baptized, we insisted upon their becoming industrious io their proper business. All

of them had very good fields, which (Continued from Vol. for 1814, p. 752.) T.

they were exhorted to cultivate. To HE Report for

1792 makes honourable mention of the efforts of

these exhortations, we added ocular the Rev. D. Brown and the Rev. J. inspection. I went and visited them

in their villages. Having examined Owen, and also of W. Chambers,* C. Grant, and Udny, Esqrs. to

them in respect of their knowledge, keep alive the Society's Mission in commonly done in the presence of a

and prayed with them, which was Calcutta. The efforts of the Society, however, to procure a supply for great many. Heathens, I desired to

see the fruits of their industry, on that station, had proved unsuccess

which they fully satisfied me. I ful.

then exhorted them to be honest, in Mr. Gerické had baptized 71

paying the usual rent to Governchildren and 16 adults, and had put to press a translation of the Pilgrim's ing manner.

ment, which they soon did in a pleasProgress in the Malabar Lang" ze. agreeable, and the prospect hopeful.

The appearance was Mr. Swartz had baptized, in the

As the water courses in their district Tanjore station, 87 Heathens, and

had not been cleared for fifteen years, had received 23 converts from Popery. At Palamcottah, Mr. Jænické impeded, and the harvest lessened,

by which neglect the cultivation was had baptized 40 Heathens, and re

I entreated the collector to advance a ceived 12 Roman Catholick converts.

sum of money to clear them, promisAt Tranquebar, 18 adult converts had been added to the congregation. work. The work was completely

ing to send people to inspect the The schools contained 166 children. done, and those inhabitants who for

The Rev. C. W. Pæzold was this year appointed one of the Society's only 4000 large measures, called

merly, for want of water, had reaped Missionaries.

kalam, reaped now 14,000 kalam, The Rev. Mr. Swartz, in a letter and rejoiced in the increase. The dated Madras, Feb. 5, 1793, observes

whole district reaped nearly 100,000 concerning the Heathens, that many kalam more than they had done the of them were baptized last year, and particularly some of those called

preceding year. But this our joy

was soon turned into grief. The Kaller, who were looked upon as the

Heathens observing that many of worst, and somewhat resemble the

their relativos wished to embrace thievish Arabians.-" These people, Christianity, and that such as hard having been instructed two months, beet: baptized refused to join in their

* The death of Mr. Chambers is an. plundering e speditions, assembled, nounced, in the Report of the succeeding year, as a severe loss to the interests of and formeu an encampment, tür-attrue religion in India, and to the affairs of ening to extirpate Christianity. Your the Calcutta Mission in particular.

all looked dismal. Many of the Christ. Obsery. No, 157.

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