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MISSIONARY HERALD ,
FOR THE YEAR 1824.
Published at the expense of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions,
and all the profits devoted to the promotion of the missionary cause.
VIEW OF THE MISSIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE AMERICAN
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS.
The following survey is designed to give a brief view of the present state of the missions under the direction of the American Board of Foreign Missions. We designed to have introduced it by a general, though brief, account of the missions under the direction of other societies in this country and in Europe: but numerous avocations have withheld the requisite leisure. It forms, we conceive, a very proper introduction to a new volume and a new year, and will exhibit an extensive field occupied by the benevolence of the American churches.
MARIM.-Six miles from Bombay, on CAESTER ADAMS, Esq.
the north part of the island.
Rev. Allen Graves, Missionary. The executive business of the Board is transacted at the MISSIONARY Rooms, No.
TANNAH.-The principal town on the 69, Market Street, Boston, Mass., which island of Salsette, twenty-five miles from are daily open during the regular hours of
Rev. John Nichols, Missionary. The first missionaries to Bombay embarked nearly, twelve years ago.
Some time elapsed before they Foreign Establishments. were fairly settled at Bombay, and some further time,
before they acquired the language; so that, up to the
date of their last communications, we have accounts of The Board has established missions, in little more than eight years of effective service. But, the order of time in which they will now
during this time, they have translated most of the New
Testament into the Mahratta language, spoken by at be named, at Bombay-in Ceylon,-among || least 12,000,000 of people, and have printed a consider: the Cherokees, Choctaws, and Cherokees able part of it; have translated portions of the old
Testament, and printed the book of Genesis; and they of the Arkansaw-at the Sandwich Islands will be able to print the whole Bible soon, if funds are VOL. XX,
obtained. They have printed more than 30,000 books very useful assistants, three of whom have been licensand tracts, most of which have been circulated among ed to preach the Gospel. One of these licentiates posthe natives, and have been read, probably, by several sesses very superior talents. Others of the scholars,
not hundred thousands. They have under their care belonging to the church, are hopefully pious; others eighteen schools, containing about 900 pupils; and, pot are seriously disposed; and very many, not particularly long since, they had twenty-five schools, containing serious, are of good promise. 1,200 pupils, but were obliged to discontinue several, It is quite indispensable to the ultimate success of for want of pecuniary means to support them. In va- the mission, that a Native College be soon established. rious ways, they are daily extending the circle of their acquaintance and influence among the natives. For a long time, a Mission Chapel has been needed.
III. Mission AMONG THE CAEROKEES. More than a year ago, the foundations of one were laid, and, during the last summer, the building, which is 60
On the 13th of January 1817, Mr. Kingsfeet by 35, was probably completed.
Should it please God to give success to the plans of bury arrived at Chickamaugah, since callthe missionaries, a Mission College will soon be very ed Brainerd, and commenced preparations desirable. On the 27th of September last, the Rev. Edmund
for an establishment there. The mission Frost, Missionary, with his wife, and Mrs. Graves, the among the Cherokees bas, at the present wife of the missionary at Mahim, embarked for Calcutta, whence, by leave of Providence, they will proceed
time, six stations,—Brainerd, Creekimmediately to Bombay.
Path, Carmel, Hightower, Willstown, and
II. MISSION IN CEYLON.
BRAINERD.-The oldest station of the
Board among the Indians. It is situated This mission was established in the dis- within the chartered limits of Tennessee, trict of Jaffna, which is in the northern ex- on the Chickamaugah creek, 250 miles tremity of the island of Ceylon, in October N. W. of Augusta; 150 S. E. of Nashville; 1816. It has five stations,—Tillipally,
and 110 S. W. of Knoxville. Batticotta, Oodooville, Panditeripo, and Rev. Ard Hoyt, Missionary; Dr. Elizur Manepy.
Butler, Physician; Mr. Sylvester Ellis,
Schoolmaster; Messrs. John Vail, Henry TILLIPALLY.-Nine miles north from
Parker, and Frederick Elsworth, Farmers; Jaffnapatam.
Messrs. Erastus Dean, and Ainsworth E. Rev. Daniel Poor, Missionary; Nicholas
Blunt, Mechanics. Permander, Native Preacher.
CARMEL.- Formerly called Taloney. BATTICOTTA. :-Six miles north-west of Sixty-two miles S. E. from Brainerd, on
what is called the Federal Road. A school Jaffnapatam. Rev. Benjamin C. Meigs, and Rev.
was established here in May 1820. Mr.
Hall resided here six months before the Henry Woodward, Missionaries. Gabriel Tissera, Native Preacher.
opening of the school.
Rev. Daniel S. Butrick, Missionary, OODOOVILLE.-Five miles north of Jaff
and Mr. Moody Hall, Schoolmaster, napatam.
CREEK-PATH.-One hundred miles W. Rev. Miron Winslow, Missionary. Fran
S. W. of Brainerd. A school was estabcis Malleappa, Native Preacher.
lished here in April 1820. PANDITERIPO.—Nine miles north-west
Rev. William Potter, Missionary. of Jaffnapatam. Rev. John Scudder, M. D. Missionary. tow-ee, but corrupted into Hightower;
HigaTOWER.-On a river named EGeorge Koch, Native Medical Assistant.
eighty miles S. S. E. of Brainerd, and MANEPY.-Four miles and a half north
thirty-five miles west of south from Carmel.
A school commenced in April of the preswest of Jaffnapatam. Rev. Levi Spaulding, Missionary.
Mr. Isaac Procter, Schoolmaster. The original missionaries from this country to Ceylon, were four in number,--the Rev. Messrs. Warren, Willstown.—About fifty nuiles S. W. Richards, Meigs and Poor. The two first named have of Brainerd. A school was established at rested from their labore. At the date of the last intelligence, Messrs. Meigs and Poor had been laboring, with this station, in May last. a competent knowledge of the language, but little more Rev. William Chamberlain, Missionary. than five years; and the others above named, less than three years. Yet they have procured, to be boarded and educated in their families, and under their entire con- HAWEIS.-About sixty miles S. of Braitrol 118 heathen youths, who are supported, and to nerd. whom names have been given, by individuals and so
Preparations are making for a cieties in this country. They have also established
school. thirty-two free-schools, containing more than 1,500 Mr. John C. Elsworth, Schoolmaster. scholars; have admitted into their church seventeen converted natives; and, by means of their schools, and tracts, and conversations, and preaching, are constant- IV. MISSION AMONG TAE CHOCTAWS. ly exerting a powerful influence on a considerable population, most of which is composed of the higher casts. Nine young men, members of the church, are The mission among the Cherokees being