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LETTER V.

LETTER IV.

visited regularly by the Episcopal chap-, self to be turned in his purpose by any lain, who gives attention to Presbyterians man. as well as Churchmen, unless the patient “I intend to investigate the case. If objects.

these nuns be allowed to do such things, * The Episcopalians have lost two chap. they must leave the hospital. lains by death lately, and the most of

“Fever is raging them are suffering from the effects of dreadfully. Major Campbell, the assistclimate and overworking. My colleague, ant quartermaster-general, died in a few Mr. Drennan, is again quite well. I am days' illness last week, in the room below most thankful to say, that I have not had mine. I am in excellent health. The one day's sickness since my arrival. I heat is very great. Thermo. in the shade like the climate, though it must be trying now, (IL A.M.,) 74 degrees." to the constitution, from the frequent great and sudden changes of the temperature."

"SCOTARI, 20 April.

“I have nothing of a general character to communicate, unless I were to repeat what I have formerly reported.

Everything goes on much in the same "SCOTARI, 26th March. way. Particular cases are occurring,

almost daily, of very deep interest. It is "I have only time for a very brief note. by individual cases that the success of Letters for my men take up the time.

labour here must be measured. ... There is very much to encourage,

“If you wish particulars, I must send and not a little to depress. Several of

you extracts from my daily journal ; my people are now, with apparent sincer- that is very brief in many cases—which ity, crying out : What shall we do to is perhaps its only recommendation. At be saved å Others are hopefully profess- the conclusion of my last note, I men, ing their attachment to Christ ; and many tioned a case of proselytizing, which had are evidently and doggedly dead to all occurred. The man is since dead ; Ire that concerns their everlasting well-being. died a Protestant. I have written a let

“I wish the friends and supporters of ter to Lord William Paulet, the com'the Glasgow Mission to Scutari' could mandant, giving an account of the case, only go one round of the hospital with and craving his interference. me, and hear the blessings that I get

“We have had a large arrival of inheaped upon me. I am confident they valids from the camp, but not many of would thank God that they had the them bad cases. Three shiploads have honour and privilege to take part in the

gone

home from this lately; and a draft important work.

of about 400 sailed for the Crimea on "Please send to

a post-office Saturday. There is a great deal of fever order for twenty-five shillings. It is a

generated here, but the deaths are few melancholy present from her husband,

comparatively. who died here a few days ago. I have

“ Peace is looked for here on the part written her. John F- died in the

of all with much anxiety. Our hopes Lord. His case is most interesting. I have been raised by the report, that a keep a note of important cases. I must Queen's messenger went up last week tell you of what happened only yesterday. with despatches to Lord Raglan to stop One of my men, fast dying, told me when all hostilities in the meantime. We are I visited him, that he had been thinking all in hope that this may be true. of becoming a Roman Catholic. He had My health, I am happy to say, continues wished to see the priest in the morning, good. My colleague has had another and the medical officers had visited him attack of fever-ihe third—and he is. for the purpose of testing his ability to recommended to apply for sick-leave to think for himself; they resolved to send Malta, or elsewhere, for a fortnight. for me, and two of them had gone in search of them when I called, I found that one of the nuns had been recom

ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO mending him to pray to the Virgio. I

SCUTARI MISSION. left him to judge for himself, after having Collection, per Rev. Mr. Shaw, Ayr L.10 11 6 set before him what I believe to be the Anonymous Postage Stamps truth. He gave me his hand, saying: 'I Collected by Mrs T. O Fairlie of Coodham 2 100 shall not think of becoming a Romanist.' Robert S. Moncrieff, Esg.

of Fossaway 1 0 I saw him again in the evening; and be- Mr. and Miss Pearson, 17 Royal Circus, tween my visits the nun had been back, James Gardner, Esq., Sherifi-Substitute, telling him that he should not allow him

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Gleanings from the Mission Field.

INDIA MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF SCOT

LANDMADRAS.

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front of the pulpit. They were,-1.

Chinnatumby, (now Paul,) by profession WHILE the intelligence of this month

a native doctor, upwards of fifty years of from all the Presidencies of India ought age; 2, Agambrum, (Aseerthan,) a young to command the attention, and to deepen man, about twenty-five years old, who the interest of the Church in her foreign had been employed for upwards of two operations, the accounts from Madras years in the mission; 3, Therooman, especially, may well quicken our zeal, (Isaac,) a young native, about twenty; and animate our devotions at a throne 4, Monicum, (Paul,) 5, Ponambulum, of grace ; several of the native youth (John,) 6, Comorappen, (David, )—these there, who, for a considerable period, three last were about eighteen years of enjoyed the benefit of Gospel instruction, age, and had been living for a considerhaving openly confessed their faith in able time in the mission; 7, Vigeum, Jesus, and been admitted by baptism into (Kezia,) a native girl, about sixteen, who the Christian Church. Such an event had also been residing about a year in could not but prove a source of much the mission house. Christian satisfaction to the friends of

Mr. Grant gave a short account of our mission abroad; and at home we each, stating that all had been under trust it will be hailed as glad tidings Christian instruction for a considerable of good things sent us from a land which time—at least a year-some, indeed, for the Church of Sootland has selected as several years; and that they had, during the special field of its Christian efforts. a period of probation, afforded every That these bave, in some measure, been

reason to believe that they were sincerecrowned with success, such intelligence ly desirous of being truly the Lord's. proves. Most gladly, then, do we point He then put a number of questions to to it. It merits our serious considera- them--some in English, and others in tion; and wbile it says to all the friends Tamil,-regarding their past state of the India Mission, “Be not weary in heathens, and their present hopes and well-doing; for in due season ye shall resolutions as disciples of Christ. Havreap, if ye faint not"_while it rebukes received satisfactory answers, after the scepticism of the formalist and the prayer for the divine blessing, and an worldling, so often repeating the cry in address to the candidates, he proceeded India, as elsewhere, “Where is the

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to administer the sacred ordinance, the mise of His coming ?”-it may well form seal of their admission into the Church the theme of thanksgiving to all who of the Saviour; and then, in prayer, would seek to promote the glory of committed them to the care of the ShepChrist and of Ĥis kingdom. "To His herd and Bishop of souls. May they be gracious name be all the praise! Having strengthened with might in the inner received these converts from His band, man by the Spirit of Christ dwelling in we commend them again to His keeping them, and enabled so to live as to adorn --that, nourished by His grace, and the doctrine of God their Saviour in all guided by His Spirit, they may them things! - The attendance of Europeans, selves become the honoured instruments East-Indians, and native Christians on in turning others from darkness to light, the occasion, was numerous. A number and from the kingdom of Satan to the of heathens were also present, kingdom of God.

With respect to the efforts which we have made during the past year to fulfil

our mission, we trust we can say that we ION WITH THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND's have endeavoured, so far as we could, to MISSION, MADRAS,

make kuown the Gospel of salvation to

all within our reach. By means of reOn Sabbath evening, the 17th Decem- ligious instruction communicated to the ber, a very gratifying service was held hundreds tbat daily assemble in the Inin the Mission House of the above mis-stitution-by lectures delivered every sion. At the close of public worship, Sunday evening—by having the Gospel which was conducted by the Rev. W. preached to the adults almost every day Grant,* the missionary, seven Hindu in the Bengalee chapel-by employing converts, who had all been for some time our converts in the conducting of 'Sunday -several, indeed, for a long time-can- classes, and in the distributing of religididates for baptism, took their places in ous books,---by these and similar agencies

BAPTISM OF SEVEN NATIVES IN CONNEX

MISSION TO THE JEWS.

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we have laboured to diffuse a knowledge or extensive awakening. In these cirof divine truth, and to save men's souls. cumstances, I shall take the liberty of

Preaching the Gospel to the adults, suggesting to you, for the progress and teaching the young, and the various other good of our mission, the desirableness of means which we have endeavoured, bow extending it. I am aware of the diffi. ever feebly, to employ,-all these, not culties; but if you could found a mission separately, but collectively and unitedly, in the south, of a purely pastoral kind, it seem to be the human agencies specially would undoubtedly be attended with sanctioned by God as the divinely ap- beneficial results. There are flourishing pointed instrumentality for, in the first congregatious there, and thousands of place, calling out from among all nations native Christians. If this be found posa people chosen by himself, and so, finally, sible, nothing is more deserving of your for introducing that period when the attention than the advance which might kingdoms of this world shall become the be gained by the missionary, by a previous kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. study of the language, and an abridgment

Intelligence of the baptism of at least of his preparatory term of general study. one convert, we hope to be able to com-1-Letter from Rev. Mr. Wallace. municate at no distant period. The number of pupils that have received instruction in the year 1854, amounts to 812.

The excellent Mr. Sutter writes from Karlsruhe :

“W, the young candidate for The Institution is in a prosperous and baptism concerning whom I wrote to progressing condition. By comparing you last month, has been allowed to reformer minutes with our present num- main here since, unmolested. He comes bers, I find that the increase of daily at- to me daily for instruction, which he retendance in the English department is ceives with much gratitude. He is full 90 in excess of any former year. The of joy in having found the pearl of great difference does not appear so much in price, and is evidently growing in knowthe numbers on the roll. Of the 497 ledge and grace-in short, I am alto. pupils belonging to the Institution, there gether satisfied with him. At the beare present generally about 400, or four- ginning of this month another Jew came fifths; and the rules in regard to attend to me requesting instruction, with the ance are strictly enforced. The absence view of joining the Church of Christ. proceeds entirely from religious obser- He is from Nassau, his name is A. vances, travelling, and sickness.

M- Several years ago he was with In every class, with one exception, me for some days, and seemed at that books of religious instruction, and Bible time, although without much knowledge, bistory are used. I have perfect confi- favourably disposed towards the Gospel. dence in the great majority of our moni- He has been in the army during the last tors, although heathen, that they do six years, and is about to be discharged nothing to counteract any persuasions from duty. He has been receiving daily which may arise from perusing those instruction for the last three weeks, and books which it is necessary to entrust to he leaves upon those who converse with them in the lower classes. But I am not him an impression of single-minded sinat all convinced that notbing is done by cerity, which is highly pleasing. parents at home to counteract impres- The Jewess to whom I gave instruction sions. Parents send their sons to us not for a short time in December has not without a grudge; and not a few prefer since returned to me. From what I hear forfeiting the advantages of an English of her, however, I conclude that she still education altogether, to running a risk desires to become a Christian. Mof what they regard a great evil. The B—, the young proselyte mentioned in Parsee portion of the population continue one of my former letters, is still here, and, to resist every inlet to the truth, and for I am happy to report, is maintaining with them there is at present no hope. consistency his Christian profession. He

As far as I have seen, although with attends regularly my Bible meetings, and little personal encouragement hitherto, I occasionally the instructions given to bave great confidence in the beneficial BMW I am happy to add, that effects of missionary institutions, which from two former proselytes, who went will certainly tell with power in the end. last year to America, I have lately reStill, it is likely that for many many ceived pleasing accounts. years, things will just go on as they have I had the pleasure last Sunday of been doing, without a decisive striking, preaching in the Protestant church of

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the neighbouring town of Ellbinger. cants, of which two are at Smyrna and The place is Roman Catholic, and the Thyatira, and a third near Antioch. Protestants residing in it were formed In Constantinople there are four eraninto a parish only within the last eight gelical congregations. or ten years. There are many among

Among the Greeks in the capital, and them who seem to be earnest in their in North-Western Asia Minor-a field profession of the faith.

long worked without any apparent fruit In this neighbourhood, generally speak - an awakening has commenced, and ing, among the common people living there is a cry for the Gospel. Christianity, seems to be increasing. Among the Armenians - through Asia Conversions from Romanism to Protest. Minor, Armenia, and Northern Syriaant truth are frequent, chiefly through there is a wide-spread and earnest spirit the instrumentality of pious laymen of of inquiry, which has extended greatly the labouring class.

during the war.

One hundred Native agents could at DARMSTADT.

once be employed. I visited Worms and villages on the

Many in the United States — many right side of the Rhine, in which there is students in the mission seminaries a considerable Jewish population. In many evangelists and colporteurs Worms there are about one hundred and desirous to enter the field. fifty Jewish families, some in the posses

II. What can we do? sion of considerable wealth, and the None of our British missionary socigreater number in comfortable circum-eties are in a state, or are prepared to stances; very few, as I was, informed, occupy this ground.* being in poverty. The attendance at

Amidst the many societies already exthe synagogue is, generally speaking, isting, it is very desirable, if possible, to confined to occasions of bigb festival. avoid forming a new one. The Word of God is, only little known

A truly evangelical missionary society and lightly esteemed, and the worth of is already working in this field, has all all things estimated by their price in the necessary apparatus at work, and is money. From what I heard, the only capable of extension, but has limited true members of Christ's Church who means, viz.:do anything for the salvation of the poor

TAE AMERICAN BOARD OF FOREIGN ignorant people around them, are three

MISSIONS. sisters of charity, and a brother in charge of the hospital, and the teacher of an III. The Western Asia Missions and infant school. They have come from Society has, therefore, been formed to aid Prussia, and are distinguished by their and supplement the Turkish Missions of zeal and earnestness in the work of God. the Board chiefly by- Letter from Rev. Mr. Lehner,

Native pastors, evangelists, and colporteurs.

The preparation of pious youths for The following is the Circular published generally.

the missionary work, and education by the London Committee for aiding the The result will be above Missions :

A great saving of expense.

To work in union with our brethren In consequence of the’remarkable open- in Christ. ings for spreading the Gospel in Turkey, an association has been formed in aid whom we wish to evangelize, and to all

To present a upited front to those of missions in that empire, especially the enemies of our faith. among the Armenians and Greeks. 1. What are the openings ?

To strengthen the foundation already

laid, and extend it, as the providence of From Ararat, Ur of the Chaldees, and God may bless our efforts. Antioch, to Constantinople and the shores, of the Mediterranean, where Paul planted fore, earnestly invited

Evangelical British Christians are, therethe earliest Gentile churches, “the Word of the Lord has free course and is glori. Christian communities.

To pray that God may revive these old fied."

To contribute of their substance to Two hundred places in that region now this great object. contain Protestants, but of these only about thirty have stated pastors. or • The Church Missionary Society has at pre. teachers.

sent but one agent in Asia Minor, its chief etNineteen churches have been formed forts in the Turkish dominions being in Egypt

and Palestine, in connexion with the encourage with more than four hundred communi-l ing work of Bishop Gobat

MISSIONS TO TURKEY.

To seek to interest others in it by dif It seeks to “ bring into the way of fusing information.

truth those who profess and call themThe Characteristics of this work are selves Christians." It interferes with no other mission. It is for a field " white unto the har.

The apparatus for carrying it on is al- vest,” and of deep and peculiar interest ready at work.

at the present time.

ASKING THE WAY.* "CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY." It is with individual persons that Jesus (Rom. v. 5.)

deals. You are one of these. When He In me is thy help,” is the Lord's mes

says, “ Come unto me all ye that labour sage to a soul that would fain be saved. and are heavy laden,” (Matt. xi. 28), is He (Hos. xiii. 9.) The name "Jesus” signi- laden with sin, and so nearly sunk under

not including you, you who are so heavily fies the Lord who saves.” The Holy the burden? 'If the law means you when Ghost shews the sinner that Jesus gave himself in room of a “multitude whom no

it says to all, Thou shalt love the Lord man can number” – bearing every one of thy God with all thy heart,” no less certheir sins on the cross, as well as giving tainly does the Lord Jesus mean you obedience to the whole law, obedience

when He says, " Come, ALL YE.” which they might take as their own.

You and Jesus meet together. Your This is the divine method of saving sinful soul thinks of Him, as well as of His work, souls. The immense value of this work hearing Him say, “Come, let us reason of Christ none can tell; thousands upon full of tender pity, full of love toward

together.” (Isa. i. 18.) Full of grace, thousands have found it all-sufficient for their need, and it is free to you, whoso- you, He reasons thus: “Look at this ever you are.

sight, look at me ubeying and dying in It is for the guilty.

" Christ died for your room; and say if you like this way the unyodly.He meant His salvation to

of pardon, and if you like Him that sets be for sioners, eren the chief. He has it before you. Though your sins be as never saved anv except the ungodly and scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; the guilty! You are just the kind of though they be red like crimson, they person He delights to save. He saved

sball be as wool.”

Believest thou this?Manasseh, who had sinned worse than the

When thy old Canaanites, that were destroyed root guilty soul lets this reasoning enter in, and branch. (2 Kings xxi. 11.)

saying to it, “ Amen!” this is “receiviny His love is free, sovereign love. He Christ,” or taking Christ.designs to shew that God can love those that lave nothing in them deserving of

HERTHAT BELIEVETII SHALL BE SAVED." His love. And since Christ pays the debt,

(Mark xvi. 16.) and furnishes the obedience of every one It is in the very act of believing on Him whom He saves, it is a most righieous that your tempest-tossed soul sails into thing in God to save whom He pleases, the haven of rest. It is not some time even though they were worse than the after believing; it is not when you are worst now in hell. You, you may come both believing and also feeling that you and prove this to be true in your own believe; it is in the moment of simple case. “ He will in no wise cast you out.” | believing that you are saved. (John vi. 37.)

It is in the hour when you finally give

up dealing with others, and with yourself BELIEVEST THOU THIS?” (John xi. 26.) too, and do simply receive Christ as all

* Whosoever believeth in Him shall your salvation, that you are for ever safe. never die-believest thou this?” The In that moment, Jesus has accepted you, Gospel proclaims, that whosoever has pleaded for you, spread out His righteousears to hear, whosoever in all the world ness before God for you, and claimed for is thirsty, whosoever of mankind of any you full redemption. Before you had age, in any country, at any time, listen's time to do one good work, or speak a word ty what he is told concerning Jesus Christ for Him, or thank Him, or pray to Him, giving himself for sinners, that man is He took you as you sank weariedly upon warranted immediately to take it all for Him for rest, and He said, “Be of good

cheer, thy sins are forgiven thee.”

May the Holy Ghost persuade and Asking the Way. London: James Nistiet enable you to receive this testimony con

cerning Jesus and His work for sinners.

bimself.

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