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spirit of benevolence in the churches has risen with the demand made upon it. The influence which this fact is calculated to exert on the future operations of the Board, all can imagine. It will encourage them “to attempt great things and to expect great things."
The receipts for the year amount to $47,496,29_exceeding the receipts of the preceding year by $15,687,18. Of this sum, it gives us great pleasure to say that two thousand tive hundred dollars were contributed by the American Bible Society; and two thousand five hundred by the American Tract Society. These noble institutions are now beginning to contemplate the field as the WORLD; and the former, especially, will not consider its object achieved, till every family on earth, which can read, is in possession of a copy of the sacred scriptures. Immediately after the payment of the above, they appropriated a similar amount for the year to come, provided they were sustained by the public in raising it. Individuals, churches and auxiliary societies also, have contributed with a noble generosity. Some have given, from whom nothing had been received before, and others have more than doubled their wonted communications, as may be seen by reference to the Treasurer's report.
The actual payments from the treasury in the same time amount to $ 22,711, 66. Of this sum, only about one thousand dollars have been paid, towards meeting our large expenses in Burmah, as drafts from the missionaries in that country have not yet arrived. When they shall be received and liquidated, it will leave but a small balance of the proceeds of the year with which to continue our vastly extended operations. We must, therefore, appeal to the same sources from whence we have hitherto derived supplies, and, looking to heaven for its special blessing, trust they will not disappoint us.
ANIMATING REVIEW. We cannot survey the progress made by the Board in extending its fields and multiplying the number of cultivators since the last anniversary, without emotions of joy and thanksgiving to God. The Board have experienced such tokens of the divine approbation, as tend to assure them of final success. Never before were they able to obtain but a scanty supply of laborers ; but the past year, they have taken into actual employ more than the whole number previously under appointment. They have commenced four new stations, established four new churches, and received to baptism, on profession of faith, more than four hundred converts. The calls, however, are still urgent and deeply affecting. There is scarcely an arrival from either of the missions, which is unaccompanied by earnest request for further assistance. Let no one, therefore, imagine that his duty is done. Only let him survey the field which is white unto the harvest, and gather to himself fresh incentives to go forth and do with his might what his hand findeth to do. “He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal.”
The General Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States, for
Foreign Missions, in account with Heman Lincoln, Treasurer. 1832.
DE. May 3. To Cash, I. Potter, for freight of 3 boxes from Salem,
1,50 Premium for exchanging money, received in New York at the
sitting of the Convention, viz. dis. on $150 at 3 pr. ct. 4,50—
dis. on $ 2586 at 1 pr. ct. 25,86—Counterfeit bill, $2, 32,36
Rev. John M. Peck, for the Tonawanda school, 12. Paid postage of letters at New York during Convention,
1,10 17. Freight of box of books from New York, 19. For 12 books Gold Leaf for the Burman Printing Office,
4,65 Rev. A. Evans' draft of May 5th,
250, 28. Olive Oil for Burman Printing Department, June 1. I. H. Cary & Co. for rent Chamber No. 52 Washington St.,
40,50 2. A standing press for the Printing Department, and bookbinder's press, plough, &c.,
62,75 5. Rev. A. Bingham's draft, Saut de St. Marie,
500, F. A. Packard's draft on account of William H. Pearce, same charged Mr. Pearce',
496,30 8. Paid Rev. Mr. Lewis, missionary to the Indians,
200, Mr. R. B. Hancock, printer to Burmah, 15.
Rev. H. Fittz, for services as Editor of the Magazine, ending
125,00 18. 6 plough knives, Printing Department, Burman Mission,
2, Counterfeit bill received in New York, 22. For shoes sent Mr. Mason, at Burman,
5, 4 Roller Frames for Printing Department,
10,30 Mr. L. Slater's draft, Thomas Station,
175, 25. Rev. A. Brigham's draft, Sault de St. Marie,
70, F. A. Packard's order, on account of Rev. W.H. Pearce, who has accounted for the same,
56,42 8 Rollers for Printing Department, Burmah,
2,67 27. Passage to Calcutta for Mr. Royal B. Hancock and wife, Rev.
Thomas Simons, and Miss Sarah Cummings, on board the ship
1000, 28. Rev. Mr. Simons, for sundry articles of outfit, purchased by himself, 27,20 29. Mr. R. B. Hancock, in silver,
65,50 30. John Mead, for a bookbinder's standing press for the Printing Department, Burmah,
10, Rev. D. Lewis' draft, missionary west of the Mississppi, Rev. C. E. Wilson, do.
310, J. G. Rogers, Agent of the Boston Stereotype Foundry, for
various articles sent to Burmah, per Ship Fenelon, with R.
1030, 3. Mr. A. Webb, missionary, in part for outfit,
50, 5. S. H. Foster's bill, in part of outfit, for missionaries to Burmah, 19,39 Jotharn Meeker's draft, Thomas Station,
4,50 John M. Peck,
5,75 Charles H. Perry,
3,83 E. & L. King,
Bills for outfit of Miss. to Burmah, paid L. Farwell,
Corresponding Secretary's travelling expenses, as per order
of the Board,
8,25 Lincoln & Edmands, for Books, Ink, &c., for Burman Mission, 218,21 do.
general purposes, 5, The following hills on account of outfit of missionary to Burmal, Michael Webb, jr.
19,44 Messrs. Brooks & Co.
47, John B. Jones,
25,50 Ezra Haukes,
2, Miss L. Peterson,
Mr. J. Lukins' draft, Indian Station,
6,68 40,50 38,37
Exchanging uncurrent money,
,54 Clerk lire for the Missionary Rooms,
62,50 Sundry articles for the Missionary Rooms,
7,98 Hooping the box containing the Printing Press sent to Burmah, 2, Mr. A. Webb, on account of outfit,
Proceedings of the Convention,
ending 15th inst.,
Indian Stations, three of which were for S. St. Marie, 2,48
John Davis' draft for the Creek Mission,
Sault St. Marie mission station, and certain articles of outfit,
Lincoln & Edinands' bill for books, &c. for general purposes, 10,19
13,42 Thomas Station,
to Corresponding Secretary,
2, 150, 150,
25. Oct. 1.
15, 890, 23,
Rev. Evan Jones' draft, Valley Towns Station,
logical Institution, New York, who have been received as
for Burman mission,
ration for mission to France,
to Valley Towns,
salary, ending January 1, 1833,
tation, on account of mission to France,
field, for Valley Towns Station,
for mission to Valley Towns,
each $50, per E. Stone,
Shoes, &c. for Miss Rayner, missionary to Valley Towns,
Burmah, (charged their account,)
paring to go to the Sauli St. Marie station,
expenses, and in preparing at Detroit to go to the Sault St.
4,05 3,39 50, 250,
L. Peterson, for goods delivered Miss Rayner in part of outfit
of the Mississippi,
Chase, to France, in Ship Havre from New York,
1 quarter, ending October 19th,
nab, on their way to the Valley Towns Station,
for Burmah, from New York,
H. Pearce, Calcutta, same amount charged in Mr. P's. acct.,
azine, one quarter,
Brown & Webb,
Miss C. J. Harrington to Calcutta,
(the above in silver, to defray incidental charges at Calcutta.)
12. 13. 14.
1,51 125, 125,
,50 14,17 18,30 200, 100,
28. Dec. 6.