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word excited a spirit of deep in- stantly informed of the leading terest and inquiry in some of the facts and details in Missionary lahearers.
bor. Choclaw Academy.
The Columbian Star, and Amer
ican Baptist Magazine, are the This institution at Great Cross- property of the Convention, and ings, Scott County, Kentucky, is well worthy of extensive patronin a flourishing state. Its Princi- age. Several thousand copies of pal is the Rev. Thomas Hender- them are issued; but it is highly son, who appears to be happily desirable that the number should qualified for the station he fills. be much increased. The Memoir The pupils are from various In- of Mrs Judson, just published by dian tribes, and have increased to the Board, is rich in every thing ninety-eight, all of whom are sup- that interests the heart. No work, ported by annuities from govern- it is thought, which has come bement. The Lancastrian system fore the public, has been received of instruction has been introduced with more favor. The Biograhere, and is thought to be “ad- pher has more than answered our mirably adapted to promote or highest anticipations; and having der, and excite emulation." A completed the service assigned most happy revival of religion him, made a generous surrender has recently been experienced, of it and all its proceeds, to the and twenty-six youths have be cause of Christ. An edition of come hopeful subjects of grace, 3500 copies was taken up in about fourteen of whom have united six weeks, and a second edition, with the Baptist church. This of 4000 copies, nearly prepared event must be hailed as highly by the publishers; and it is hoped auspicious in its aspect upon the that no family will be without future welfare of their respective so valuable a treasure, tribes. Col. Richard M. Johnson, lately of the Senate of the United
State of the Treasury. States, exercises a special care The Treasurer has received from over all the concerns of this Sem- Apr. 1828, to Apr. 1829, $16061,90, inary, and is its responsible pa- and paid out 13764,64, leaving an tron.
apparent balance in his hands of Publications of the Convention.
2297,21. But the claims now exist
ing against the Treasury, amount It is a fact well ascertained, to more than the surplus funds ; that the disposition steadily and so that in fact, the Board is enefficiently to promote Missionary tirely destitute of means for prosand other benevolent operations, ecuting its important objects. It is graduated by the amount of cor must be obvious to all, that the inrect information which individu come of the Board is every way als and communities possess. In inadequate to the fair demands this view, the religious journals of which are made upon it. They the day, are exerting a powerful represent a vast body of the Chrisand refreshing influence. They tian church, and realize that the are widening their circulation, heathen world has a proportion, "and awakening new interest eve ate claim on them for their amount
Many inquire after of labor in carrying the gospel to them, and are unwilling to be de- every creature. The Missionanied their perusal; while others ries they now have in employ, are less acquainted with what they merely an earnest of what should contain, require to be invited, be in the field, and serve rather to and even urged to read them. descry and report the wants, than Every minister, and other intelli- to supply them. So urgent have gent friend, will take care that been the solicitations from them those around him, are kept con- for assistance, that the Board de
termined some months since, so to diffuse evangelical sentiments, soon as suitable brethren should the spirit recently displayed at offer, to send out, at least, three. Maulamying, leaves us too much Under such circumstances, they reason to suppose, that had he deem further measures indispen- been successful in making consable, to
public senti- verts, the strong arm of authority ment, and call the energies of the would instantly have repressed Denomination into action. What bis efforts, and cut short his prothose measures shall be, the Con- gress. As it now is, the labors of vention, they trust, will delibe- brethren are no way retarded by rately consider. It is at present the spirit of hostility which has believed, that no plan promises arrayed itself against the successsuch certain and effective sup- ful march of truth, and all who port, as the formation of auxilia- have been subjected by it. ry societies, within convenient
which has distances, through the medium of which every church
crowned the labors of the Misto the General Treasury, the
sionaries, while it is calculated to amount raised by it. Where the inspire gratitude, confidence, and object is presented in this distinct holy ardor in the work, has been shape, unclogged by an alliance conferred in a way to exclude all with any other benevolent pur- lead us directly to God." How
self-reliance and boasting, and pose, it is more certain of its due long have our best efforts been share of attention, without diminishing the amount raised for oth- applied, and to how little apparent er Missions. Were all our minis- purpose, till the Spirit of the Lord ters and churches to combine in
was poured out. Yet we now the system, a comparatively small see, that it is not a vain thing to amount from each would supply all the misgivings we have indulg;
serve God, and are rebuked for all that is now required :-and will ed. Our eyes should be directed ņot every church feel itself sacredly bound to bear its propor- work; and while they are, we
to him in the prosecution of every tion ?
should neither faint nor be discouraged, but be assured, that in due
season we shall reap. Nothing is Reflections on the Mission to Bur- too hard for God, and though the mah.
vision tarry, wait for it, for it shall 1. The friends of this mission surely speak, and not lie. may most distinctly recognize the 3. Such is the character of the hand of Providence, as indicating late converts, as clearly to suggest by recent developements, great the duty of enlarging our plans favor towards it. In this light, and expectations. They intimate must be viewed the transfer of that more is to be accomplished so large a portion of Burman ter- by the Mission than we had anritory with its inhabitants, to the ticipated. We have been thinksovereignty and protection of ing, to benefit the Burmans chiefBritish laws. For a season, the ly if not exclusively, and although aspect of the war was most dark this is the prominent and worthy and unpromising to all our opera- object, we are invited by events, tions, while it actually became the to contemplate the salvation of source of severe and protracted others also, as no less important, sufferings to the Missionaries; but On the borders of Burmah are it is now apparent that God meant China and Hindostan; and occait for good. Notwithstanding the sionally the natives of those vast seeming change indicated in the empires, intermix, and swell the policy of the monarch, in permit- population of Burman towns and jing Dr Price without restraint, districts.
One from each of those coun Supplement to Boys' School. tries is already numbered among the disciples, and is heartily en We are now enabled to say, gaged in persuading his fellows to that all our anticipations as just embrace the faith of the Gospel. expressed, are more than realized. What an advantage and privilege, The school is increased to 19, and to have thus the door of access further additions were daily exopened to the millions of these pected. It is taught by Moung people. More especially is it so, Shway Bwen and L Ke Cheang, in reference to China, for whose Burman and Chinese converts, spiritual improvement so little under the superintendence of Mr has yet been done, and for whom Boardman. Its establishment is so little could be done, from the an object of favor with all connumberless barriers that obstruct cerned. The Civil Commissioner the way. Their language is most for the Provinces has interested difficult; and when acquired, it is himself in it, and desired Mr Boardno less difficult to gain access to man to draw on him for 50 Madras the people. But at this point, a rupees a month, towards its supconnecting link exists, and what port, and many of the parents of could not be attempted with secu- the children, particularly the Chirity, within Chinese influence, nese, have requested that their may here be carried on with hope sons might be taught the princiof success. Instruction may be ples of the Christian religion. given to those who reside at, or Mrs Boardman is about commencvisit Tavoy, and by means of them ing a boarding school for girls, as tracts and portions of the Scrip- her heart is much set on the object tures may be conveyed to the of raising Burman females from heart of their country. Shall we their state of ignorance, to the lose this advantage? or awake to knowledge of God and salvation; it in all its importance, and fur- but no details can now be given. nish the means necessary to its In view of these most encourage prosecution, and amidst ascending ing facts, every heart must glow supplications, offer special prayer with gratitude and animating confor this?
fidence of success. On behalf of the Board,
Rev. Wm. T. Brantly, Rev. Henry Jackson, Rev. G. F. Davis.
Rev. C. P. Grosvenor,
R. B. SEMPLE, D.D.See } of the Convention.
MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION.
Sansom-Street Baptist Meeting-House,
Philadelphia, April 29, 1829. The Convention met at 11 o'clock. collect and count the votes. The Rer.
The former President and Se eta. R. B. Semple, D. D. was chosen Presiry resumed their place, according to dent, and Rev. Howard Malcom, Sec. the provisions of the Constitution. Resolved, That the Convention ad
After singing a hymn, the meeting journ every day at 1 o'clock. was opened with prayer by brother Resolved, That a conference meetMaclay of New-York.
ing be held every evening, at half past The delegates presented their res seven o'clock, and that brethren Bolles, pective credentials.
Jacobs, and Dagg, be requested to Resolved, That brethren Lincoln, make the necessary arrangements. Waterman, Manly, Cobb, and Farwell, Adjourned. be a committee to examine the credentials, and report who are entitled to
Prayer by brother Chapin, of D. C. seats.
Afternoon, 3 o'clock. Resolved, That an election for Pres. Convention met. ident and Secretary be now made by Staughton.
Prayer by Dr ballot. Messrs Cone and Malcom The Corresponding Secretary, Dr were requested by the Chairman to Bolles, read at length the Report of the
Board, after which a letter was read Henry Smalley, Thomas Brown, just received from brother Boardman, J. O. Choules, Robert Ryland, and other intelligence given.
R. W. Cushman, Joseph Shepherd, Several hymns were sung, and I. M'Coy, Wm. Strawbridge, brethren Ballentine and Manly prayed. John Rogers, Peter Simondson, And it was resolved that a prayer J. C. Welch, J. M. Challiss, meeting be held in this place every Charles Hopkins, Charles Moore, morning, at 6 o'clock.
J. S. C. F. Frey, J. H. Kennard, The printed statement of receipts - John Hewson,
Sam'l Huggens, and payments, as required by the last C. S. Hall, John S. Jenkins, Convention, was laid on the table for J. P. Peckworth, T. J. Kitts, distribution.
William Moore, John Booth, Adjourned.
Samuel Smith, Joseph Matthias. Thursday, 9 o'clock. It being stated that the Board of Prayer by brother Bolles of Salem, Trustees of Columbian College, D. C. Mass.
did not consider the vote of this ConThe Report of the Board was called vention, at its last triennial meeting, in
relation to that institution as imperaup and accepted. Ordered, that it be tive, and have not for this and other printed with the accompanying docu
reasons expressed by them, obtained ments, under the direction of the Board. the patronage of any other Associa
A communication from the Trustees of tion of Baptists; and that those valuaColumbian College was received and ble brethren who for three years past read. Ordered, that it be laid on the table. have been actively and personally en
The Committee on elections report- gaged in sustaining the College, deem ed, and were discharged. (See list of it of vital importance that the Convenmembers.)
tion, at this moment, should make a A communication from the Managers friendly expression of countenance to of the American Sunday School Union, the College by furnishing a nominaproffering the use of their rooms, where tion out of which Trustees
for the next would be found the religious periodic three years may be elected: wherefore cals, &c.; and at the same time invit. Resolved, That the requested nomiing the members of the Convention to nation of at least fifty persons, from view the various operations of their es which number a new Board may be tablishment, was read.
elected by the contributors, be granted. Resolved, That we gratefully accept
Resolved, That the following persons the kind offer of the American Sunday compose the list desired : School Union.
Robert B. Semple, D. C. Resolved, That brethren Benedict, E. Reynolds,
do. Colgate, and Farwell, be appointed a George Woods,
do. Committee on the Treasurer's accounts. John McLean,
do. Adjourned to 9 o'clock, to-morrow.
Richard M. Johnson,
Wilson Lumpkin, do. Prayer by Dr Sharp of Boston.
Nathan Towson, do.
M. St. Clair Clark, do.
do. Prayer by brother Cornelius of Al Charles K. Gardner, do. exandria.
J. L. Skinner,
do. Isaac Clarke,
do. Minutes of yesterday were read.
Samuel Cornelius, do. The Committee on the Treasurer's
John L. Dagg,
Penn. accounts reported them correctly kept, Jesse Mercer,
Ga. and sustained by suitable vouchers.
David Benedict, R. I. Resolved, That the Report be ac Wm. T. Brantly, Penn. cepted.
N. Y. (See Treasurer's Report.)
William W. Todd, N. Y. Resolved, That ministering brethren John B. Yates,
do. present be invited to a seat with us in
M м deliberation.
Nicholas Brown, R. I. The following persons accepted the David Cooper,
Ma. invitation, viz.
A. W. Clopton,