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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

WWest-Africa Mission.

Occasional Intercourse and Conversa-

Sierra Leone :

tions with Mahomedans

210

State of the Ministry, and of Schools, 1 Propagation of the Gospel in the Inte-

Continuance of Idolatry and Super.

rior of Africa

211

stition in the Colony.....

6 General Improvement in the State of

Summary of the West-Africa Mission,

African Society

212

for the Quarter ending June 25,1836, 7 Summary of the West-Africa Mission,

Labours in the Ministry, and Schools,

for Quarter ending March 25,1837, 212

at the respective Stations..... 73 Narratives of Three Liberated Negroes:

Cases of some Religious Inquirers, and

Character of Slave-Trade wars .... 217

of some Backsliders....

81 Sale of the Slaves, to many Masters, 219

Distressing Influence of Early Super-

Temptations to despair and suicide, 219

stition.

84 Continued journeying toward the

Conversation with a Mahomedån.... 86

coast- first knowledge of ardent

Timidity of some of the Natives 86

spirits

220

Increased Healthiness of the Colony. 87

Arrival at the coast Liberation by

Summary of the West-Africa Missio,

British Men-of-war

for theQuarter ending Sept. 25, 1836, 88 larms succeeded by joy

221

Fruits of the Christian Ministry, and

Settlement at Sierra Leone-Bap-

State of Education-

tism, and Christian labours 222

At Freetown ......

197 Thoughts of a Native on the Society's

Fourah Bay..

199

Success in Christian Education.. 223

Kissey.

199 Divine Providence, bringing good

Wellington...

201

out of evil.

224

Gloucester, Leicester, Regent, Bath-

Acceptableness of the labours of the

urst, and Charlotte...

Missionaries..

225

Hastings

206

Destruction of condemned vessels,

First Impressions concerning the Ob-

previously engaged in the Slave

servance of the Lord's Day in Sierra

Trade..

226

Leone

207

Visits to the Sick and Dying, and

others

207

South Africa Mission.

Fond Attachment to Greegrees, Witch Establishment of the Cape-of-Good-Hope

craft, and other Superstitions.... 209 Church Missionary Association.... 150

First a-

202, 205

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Interest excited at Algoa Bay concerning

Calcutta and its Environs ;

the South Africa Mission...

152 Operations of the Printing Press. 128

Commencement of the Mission by the Progress and Acceptableness of Mis-

Rev.F.Owen, in the Zoolu Country:

sionary Labours

241

First Missionary Interview with Din Admission of Natives to Baptism-

garn......

261 Characters of the Candidates...... 243

First Missionary Sermon, in the pre Eagerness to possess the Holy Scrip="

sence of Dingarn.

261

tures

245

Choice of Residence for the Missio-

Value of the Book of Common Prayers

nary Household....

262 to the Natives.ver.

245

Christian Education of Heathen Girls, 246

General Views of this Station...

Mediterranean Mission.

Number of Baptisms....

Malta :

247

Publications issued from the Malta

Studies of the Mirzapore School..... 248

Press in 1836...

53

Burdwan District...

v. 128

Total of Issues in 1836.

53

Preaching of the Missionaries--Cavils

Greece :

of the Heathen-Cruelties. Conflict

Progress of the work of Scriptural

between Superstition and the Go-

Education..

53

spel

...249--252

Public Annual Examination of the Bancoorah— Progress of Schools, &c.:. 253

Pædagogion

56

Kishnaghur– Encouraging views at this

Progress of Scriptural Education in

Station

254

Greece, amidst many difficulties ... 97 Two Preaching excursions from Burd->

Superstitious observances and alarms, 100 wan to distant places ..... 255--257

Asia Minor :

131

Origin and result of the opposition to Chunar

the Greek Schools...:

58

Simplicity of Gospel Truth

132

Suppression of the Society's Schools at

Buxar ...

134

Vourlah..

59

Declension in the Schools at Magnesia, 59

Gorruckpore...

134
Character and habits of the Tribes in Bareilly, Agra, and Meerut.

134

the Interior of Asia Minor

61

Abyssinia :

Studies with Native Abyssinians

Bombay and UX estern-India Mission.

Marriage of a Native couple, according

Nassuck :

to the Rites of the Church of Eng-

Missionary Excursion to Ahmed-

land ...

nuggur, and other distant places... 21

Translation of the Scriptures into the Readings and discussions with the

Dialect of Tigré..

10 Natives...

27

Translation of the chief part of the

Missionary visits, and intercourse with

English Prayer-Book into Amharic, 10 the Natives..

30

Sale and gratuitous distribution of Progress of the Schools --Examinat

copies of the Scriptures..

11 tions- Incidents

33

Persecuting Spirit of a superstitious Exposure of a Native Astrologer.» 36

Priesthood checked by tolerant Discussion concerning Sin, and the

Civil Rulers.......

12 Atonement..

37

Failure in the endeavour to obtain an

Usefulness of Simple Stories to the

Abuna from Egypt

14 Natives

38

Afflicting Sickness and Superstitions of Instances of the degrading and inju-

the Abyssinians...

14 rious influence of Caste

38

Distracted state of the Country. 15

Violent passions

human nature,

Rescue of two French Travellers in

needing the benign influence of the

Abyssinia

16 Gospel....

39

Necessity and value of believing

Slave Traffic of the Country-Adop-

Prayer..

18 tion of Rescued Young Slaves... 40

Unfailing Comfort in the Divine Pro-

mises...

41

Calcutta and North-India Mission. Summary of Schools and Scholars,

Twentieth Report of the Calcutta Cor-

June 1836

41

responding Committee :

Ministerial Services--Readings, con-

Past unmerited mercies, viewed as a

versations and discussions with the

stimulus to increased exertion ..... 121 Natives ..

226

Progress of Conversions to the Chris-

Christian visits to the Native Families, 230.

tian Faith..

121 Progress and influence of Christian

Disappearing of caste

122 Education

Promotion of Religious and Secular Scriptural and Liturgical Translations, 233

Education

122

Advantages of Sacred Music in a Mis-

Design and commencement of a Mis-

sion.

233

sion-Seminary.

122 Idolatrous Superstitions, Rites, and

Inadequate state of the Funds. 124 Customs

233

1

Ceylon Mission.

Interviews with a Jewish Rabbi, prior

Colta :

to his death...

182

State of the Institution, and some of Reflections on the Close of the Year.. 183

the Schools..

61 Thoughts on the Mission to the In-

Catechetical Examination of a Girls'

dians- Recollections of the Mora-

School....

62

vian Mission to them .....

183

Missionary Excursion toward Adam's

Bartica :

Peak

64 Rev. J. H. Bernau's Entrance on his

Kandy:

Station

185

State of Religious Services, and of the Trinidad :

Schools....

66

Preaching, Catechizing, Conversation,

Visits to 2 men condemned for murder, 69 and Education.

186
Baddagame:

Visits to the Negroes in their dwell-

Progress of Christian Labours at this

ings..

190

Station

101 Profanation of the Lord's Day.

Prevalence of Satanie superstition... 101

Ceremony for discovering the causes

of sickness, &c.

101

North-West-America Mission.

Nellore:

Upper Church:

State of the Mission and the Seminary, 103 Death of Mrs. Jones...

Lower Church:

China Mission.

Non-Arrival of the Annual Ship from

England ...

89

Communication from Rev. C. Gutzlaff, 153

Loss of the Wheat-Crops, by frost. 90

Entrance of Mr. Squire on his Station

Erection of the New Church..

91

at Singapore. .....

154

Comfort of fraternal sympathy in af-

Stale of Education, and amount of

fliction ....

92

Population at Singapore....... 155

Upper and Lower Church:

Want of Spiritual Instructors at Singa-

pore

155

Spiritual Labours, and instances of

conversion to the faith of Christ.., 103

Mr. Squire's general remarks con-

Administration of the Sacraments of

cerning the Chinese, Malays, and

Baptism and the Lord's Supper... 107

Indians- the Climate..

263

Season of sickness and death in the

Settlement..

West-Indies' Mission.

Liberal Collection for the building of

Jamaica:

a Church..

in

Progress made in the Work of the Preciousness of a Bible to a dying In-

Ministry, and in Education....... 156 dian Youth ...

111

Desire of the Negroes for Religious Beneficial Progress of Education 112

Instruction ...

169 Improvements in Agriculture, and the

Rev. H. L. Dixon's Visit to Mr. Betts'

Arts of Civilized Life..

135

Station at Knockalva .

170 General Thanksgiving for a Favour-

Increase of Religious Inquiry, and Va-

able Harvest ......

lue for Sacred Ordinances..

172 Encroachments of Intemperance 138

Importance of Attention to Singing .. 173 Extreme Severity of the Cold.. 139

Delight of the Negroes in recollections General State of the Missions and La-

of Africa....

174 bours in the Ministry...

265

Character and Progress of the Nor-

State of the Schools, and of Education, 270

mal School

176

Opening of a Fourth Church in the

Demerara:

Mission ..

Benefits gradually resulting from The Hopeful Deaths of Two Natives 273

Christian Education ...

176 Instances of Heathen Conjurers af-

Annoyance experienced from the Ants, 177 fected by the Gospel......

274

Berbice :

Trials of the Mission, in respect to the

Exercise of the Ministry in Berbice.. 178 means of subsistence

276

Conflict with the Errors of Popery... 179 General Views of the State of the

Conversations on Infidelity .... 181

Mission...

277

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