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Feb. 7. By cash from the Vt. Bap. Miss. Soc. per J. Conant, Esq. Treas. contributed as follows:
By Mr. Thomas Hammond for printing Burman Tracts,
Mr. B. Rouse of Cleaveland, Ohio, contributed as follows:
Foxborough, Mass, for the Burman Mission, per Rev. T.C. Tinglev,
ucation of a Bur. child, to be named Lydia Malcom, per Miss Rebecca Nutter, 25,
30, Rey, Whitman Metcalf of Sardinia N. Y. for the Burmaa Mission, having been
contributed as follows:
17,49 Mr. Elihu Rice,
-58, The South Carolina Baptist State Convention, by John B. Miller Esq. Treas.
223,54 John B. Miller Esq. Executor of the last will and testament of Mro. Elizabeth
Macnair late of South Carolina, deceased, bequeathed by her as follows:
I give twenty dollars, viz : ten to the male, and ten dollars to the female
20 Mr. John F. Wilson, Treasurer of the Welch Neck Baptist Association S. C.
baving been contributed as follows:
10, The children in Miss M. W. Chapin's School New York being a donation
to aid Dr. Judson in procuring Tracts for distribution in Burmah,
77, Mr. Samuel Eddy of Colraine Franklin Oo, Mass., Messrs. D. & J. Dickinson as a now year's Present to the Burman Mission,
10, A person in Worcester Mass. contributed at the monthly concert of prayer, in
Rev. Mr, Miller's Soc, for the Bur, Miss, per Mr. Holmes,
Treasurer, One thousand dollars for the following objects :
Mar. 8. By cash for Burman Schools,
Indian Missions, ander Rev. Mr, McCoy, for the education of a child to
be named Harriet Emma Obear, Missions,
The Oliver Street Foreign Missionary Soc, of the Rev. Mr, Cone's Church N.
Rev. J. N. Brown of Exeter, N. H. being a donation from a friend for the
Burman Mission, 16.
The Northern Bap. Education Society, for rent of room, No. 18, Joys' Building,
13, 17. Rev. Thomas Simons, collected Ly him at the South,
The Salem Bible Translation and foreign Mission Society, contributed by #
The Norfolk Missionary Soc. being a collection made in Brookline, for In
fant School Apparatus, in addition to the amount received Oct. 7, 1831, for
W. R. Stockbridge, Esq. Treasurer of the Cumberland Baptist Foreiga Miss.
Society, Aux, &c, as follows:
29,14 Female Burman Education Society of same,
11,62 Mission box, Bath,
3,42 Young Men's Society, Portland,
male children in Burmah to be named Martha Mayo and
282,88 Dea J. Loring, Treas, of the Boston Baptist Foreign Mission Society, having been contributed by a friend for the Burman Mission,
Several individuals in Hartford, Conn. towards the 1000 dolls.
New Years Gift to the Burmans to furnish them with the word of
150, April, 2 Mrs. Rebecca B. Kalloch, being an appropriation made by the Board
on aecount of her expenses in preparing to go as a missionary with
10, Miss Mary V. White,
-116,50 From the Norfolk Missionary Society per Rev. J. A. Waroe, for the Burman Mission, contributed as follows: By the Ladies working Soc. of Brookline, Mass. being avails of work, 22,45 Amount in the treasury of a society which became extinct before the formation of the above,
31,68 A friend, for the Borman Mission, per Mr, W. Nichols,
5, 9. The male Primary Miss. Soc. of the Bap. Ch. and Con., Ran.
37, dolph, Mass. per Dr. Wales, The Female Primary Missionary Society, of the Baptist Church
and Congregation, Randolph, Mass. per Dr, Wales,
Mrs. M. o. Leftwich, Bedford, Va, for the Bur. Miss, per H. Hill, Esq. 10,
The U. S, War Department, (received by H. Lincoln at Washing.
ton,) being the annual appropriation for the Chippewas, of 81000
2009 The Treasurer of the American Colonization Soc. it having been
paid for the passage of Rev, Mr, Skinner and wife to Liberia, and
150, A friend to Missions,' Providence, R, 1. to support a Talieng Sister
two years in Burmah. The same generous individual contribu
ted g 30, in Nov, last for the same object: A lady
in East Haverhill for the edụcation of Karen females, per Mr. W. Nichols,
Ap. 10. By cash from Mrs. J. Collamores Miss. Box, kept at Scituale, Mass.
for the Burman Mission, per Col. Collamore,
perty sold on the settlement of the late Rev. Mr.
Skinner's affairs, in Liberia,
The Fredericksburg Bap. Miss. Soc. Va. being the first
qr. contribution for the Burmàn Mission, per Rev,
Jeremiah Brown, Treasurer,
Congregation, Providence, R. I. for ihe support of
a Native Preacher in Bur. per Mrs. L. L. Wayland. 16.
Messrs. Lincoln & Edmands, being the premium on
7,500 cop.es of the Memoir of Mrs. Judson,
of Me. per Rev. James Gillpatrick, President and
Treasurer, by Rev. T. W. Merrill, 17.
The Salem Biule Translation and Foreign Mission
Society, per J. Moriariy, Esq. Treas. 19.
The Middlesex and Norfolk Bap. Miss. Soc. per Dea.
J. Fosdick, Treasurer,
the Bap. Church and Soc. in Roxbury, to educate
Summary of the credits in the preceding account, .
4502,86 Received on notes for Loans previously made,
4000, Received from the U. S. Government,
4265, Received legacies during the year,
635, Received the balance on account of the sale of the Columbian Star Printing Office,
1283, Received for interest on loans,
677, Amount refunded by the American Colonization Soc. 150, Received from Messrs. Lincoln & Edmands, profits on the Memoir of Mrs. Judson, *
375, Other Contributions and donations,
$31,809,11 *The whole amount received from the publishers, as
profits to the Convention, on this interesting work, is $1675, The subscribers have examined the Treasurer's account, and find the same correctly cast, and properly vouched, and that he has a balance of $3237,23 in his hands. New York, April 26th, 1832.
Committee. NATH. R. COBB,
REPORT ON INDIAN MISSIONS. The Committee to whom was recommitted the Report on Indian Mis
sions, after much deliberation, respectfully submit to the Convention the following facts and recommendations as their Report, on this deeply interesting subject.—REPORT.
The progress and result of measures heretofore adopted for the promotion of Indian Reform, awaken both gratitude and regret. With devout gratitude the Committee contemplate the generous sympathies of the benevolent, for the overwhelming sufferings of the Aborigines of our country. They appreciate the energetic efforts which have been put forth, to save from utter extermination this injured, neglected, and perishing race; and the untiring perseverance of your Board, and their Missionaries, in the prosecution of their humane plans, though constantly beset with difficulties and surrounded by discouragements. But wbile they rejoice with the angels of God, over a few penitent natives, rescued from the deepest degradation, and the most complicated misery, they are filled with regret, to see the mass of Indian population borne away by the unchecked tide of desolation. Deprived of their ancient inheritance, remote from the sepulchres of their fathers, cut off from their chosen employment, abased by dependence, slighted by their neighbors, irritated by insults, and wounded by repeated injuries, all their prospects have been obscured by a cloud of impenetrable darkness, and their spirit has been broken, while they have sunk into sullen sadness.
The Coinmittee are cheered with the hope, that missionary efforts will hereafter confer more lasting benefits upon the Indian tribes. The Government of the United States have proposed to secure to them a tract of country west of Arkansas Territory, and State of Missouri, and south west of Missouri river. Fourteen tribes or parts of tribes are already in the territory, viz: The Choctaws, Cherokees, Creeks, Senecas, Osages, Shawanees, Kanzas, Delawares, Weas, Peankashaws, Piores, Ottawas, Omahas and Pawnees. It is believed that numerous other bodies of the natives will soon upite themselves to this assemblage. Here is presented a wide field for missionary enterprise. Several of these tribes, feeling the want of aid in civilization, have already desired that schools might be established in their districts, and the gospel be ministered to them. In this territory, promising so much usefulness, many additional laborers are immediately wanted, to the support of whom, an appeal must be made to the benevolence of our denomination. Such an opportunity for benefiting this long neglected and deeply afflicted race, has never before been presented to us, and if neglected, may never recur. The star of hope, now certainly gleams on the hitherto darkened horizon of Indian prospects. It is confidently believed, that the readiness of some to offer themselves for the work of inissionaries, and of others, to furnish the means for their support, will be adequate to the urgency of the call, and the abundance of the harvest.
Your Committee believe that it has been too common to estimate our obligations to the Aborigines of our country, by their numbers only; and to feel and act, as if a like number of heathen in any part of the world, bad an equal claim upon our missionary efforts. It ought not to be forgotten, that the Indian tribes are our neighbors; and that they numbered millions, while in the undisturbed possession of the country we now occupy. But they have been reduced to their present number, by the settlement of emigrants among them, by whom both their temporal and spiritual welfare has been regarded with great indifference. If these facts were duly considered, it would appear, that for us to neg
lect them at this critical moment, would be to incur the righteous displeasure of Heaven!
Your Committee have learned, that Duncan O'Bryant, your Missionary at the Hickory Log station, Georgia, has removed to Arkansas, with eighty families, including the entire church under his care. The devotedness and success of this missionary, in the service of the Convention, entitle him to their continued approbation and confidence, and inspire the hope that he will still be an instrument of good to the Indians. The Committee would also express gratitude to God for his protection and preservation of your valuable missionary, Isaac M'Coy, in the performance of his arduous labors in surveying the Indian country, with a view to their desired location.
More than half of the Pawnee tribe have within a short period perished with the ravages of the small pox, which is likely to extend to other tribes. This severe and afflicting dispensation calls for the deep, est sympathy of this Convention. It is a consolation to bare learned that Government will extend to them relief, and probably interpose an effectual barrier by vaccination.
It is recommended by your Committee, that agents be appointed in various places, to receive and forward such articles of clothing, bedding, books, &c. as will be needed at the Indian Stations, and that inforınation of their appointment be given in all the Baptist periodicals.
An intiniation has been given, that funds may be obtained to establish a printing press in the Indian Territory. Fully impressed with the importance of so powerful a means of enlightening that ignorant people, your Committee would also recommend, provided it can be done without using funds appropriated to other objects, that the Board be requested to establish a printing press in the newly acquired Indian territory.
In behalf of the Committee,
J. L. DAGG, Chairman.
REPORT ON THE TRACT SOCIETY. The Committee on the communication from the Baptist General Tract
Society, beg leave to lay before the Convention the following state
Although the Society have been involved in deep embarrassments, it is now relieved so far as to be able to move onward in its operations with more than ordinary vigour. From the events of the last year, it feels itself loudly called upon by the providence of God, to come forth more distinctly to the public view as the coadjutor of this Convention, in diffusing the light of the gospel among the nations that sit in darkness. The recent inquiry among the multitudes of the interior of Burmah, has been caused by the distribution of tracts. Of this the Christian public are aware, and already $300 have been transmitted by this Society to your treasury, for the purpose of printing tracts in Burmah.
Much more will doubtless be contributed by the Auxiliaries of the Society which will be a proper medium for directing such contributions to the fulfilment of their purposes. En In Liberia a considerable number of the Society's publications have been distributed and the demand for more, is urgent.
In Germany a field unusually inviting is spread before us. By a letter received from Rev. Mr. Oneken of Hamburgh, the society's committee are informed that he has recently become decidedly a Baptist in sentiment, and is ready to be baptized as soon as a proper administrator of the rite appears. He considers the errors prevailing in Germany respecting Infant Baptism and the Constitution of the Church to be seri