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No. XXII.-p. 308.
NATIVE SCHOOL PRICES.
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Baby Shirts, with Sleeves.... Do.
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do. Night Gowns, with Frills · Do. do. Frocks, tucked. Do. do. Night Caps Do. do. Pillow Slips, with Frills all round.. Do.
do. Long Pillow Slips, with Frills..... Do. Goodree Slips, with Frills
Do. Sheets, per pair
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N.B. The Profits of all Work done in the Wesleyan Mission Native Free-Schools, are equally divided as follows:-One Third to the Worker-One Third to the Mistress—and One Third to the General Reward-Box of the School.
No. XXIII.-p. 311. MR. JAMES SUTHERLAND,JUN.-Under date of Jan. 3. 1820, Mr. Newstead writes as follows :
“ Both the Governor and Lady Brownrigg took a very kind leave also of our dear young friend who was with me, and adverted to the services of Mr. Sutherland, his late father, with the highest respect. I should also mention, that on the same day I waited on the Hon. Robert Boyd ; who has hitherto been the guardian of our young friend, in connexion with the Mission; and who committed him fully into our entire care; as his own decided wish and intention is to spend his future life among us, devoted to the service of God as a Missionary to the heathen. Mr. Boyd entirely
approves of his choice, after having so long and so maturely deliberated on the important point: and assured our young friend, as his father had done before, that he accounted him happy to have become associated with those whom he was perfectly convinced would be his kind and permanent protectors; and was pleased that he had directed his views to a profession at once so honourable and so useful. Our dear young friend, therefore, will be proposed to travel among us at our approaching meeting; and I am very thankful to add, that I believe him, from two years' experience, to be every way worthy of our kindest regards. May Jehovah be his guide !”
No. XXIV.-p. 319. Mrs. Fox. The following respectful notice of our excellent Sister Fox appeared in the Government Gazette, Saturday, December 5, 1818 :
Death.] Early in the morning of the 3d instant, at the Mission House, Galle, whither she had been removed for the change of air, the wife of the Rev. W. B. Fox, Wesleyan Missionary, of Caltura, leaving two infant children to learn the greatness of their loss, and an affectionate husband, and many friends, to cherish the remembrance of her Christian virtues and excellencies.
“ This much respected lady having abandoned the comforts of her own domestic circle, in order to accompany her husband, in his Missionary line of duty, unhappily brought with her to this Island, a constitution which had been seriously undermined by the effects of a violent cold caught in England, which finally terminated in consumption. « For many
months her numerous and affectionate friends have been buoyed up with those hopes of her recovery, which that uncertain, but fatal complaint frequently excites. She had appeared to have derived effectual relief from the removal from Caltura to Galle. But an unerring Providence has disappointed their fond expectations : yet while they bow with submission to the stroke, they will continue to lament her loss."
The Author adds a tribute of affection and respect from the
pen of the Rev. R. Newstead, dated Colombo, December
ON THE DEATH OF MRS. FOX.
Beloved Sister, O farewell!
Where kindred hearts unite ?)
The phantom of a night!
But 'tis a real, heart-felt woe,
The heart of those bereft;
The circle thou hast left.
From our endear'd, our native land,
To serve our Jesus here;
When Jesu's voice we hear.
They're written in the skies:
To meet in paradise.
No. XXV.-p. 323.
Extract of a letter from the Rev. G. Bisset, dated
Colombo, May 27, 1817. “ Attached as I am to the Established Church, I must regard the Wesleyan Missionaries as by far the most efficient instruments in propagating the Gospel in Ceylon. As such I cannot but rate them highly in point of utility ; and in regard to their individual conduct, it has been always marked with a propriety and discretion, that entitle them to the personal esteem of the Clergy, as well as to the protection and favour of the Government of the Island.”
The excellent spirit which breathes throughout the following letter, from the Rev. MARMADUKE THOMPSON, of Madras, renders it a truly valuable Missionary document. It is addressed to one of the Wesleyan Missionaries in Ceylon.
Madras, May 7, 1816. Dear Sir,
“ I am much concerned to see, how many days I have suffered to elapse without acknowledging, as I should have done, the receipt of your draft for 25 pagodas, which has been duly accepted. You will, however, kindly excuse me, I am sure, when you bear that it has been occasioned chiefly by illness. I have been laid by for more than two months, under a low, tedious illness, which greatly incapacitates me for any business, Could I indeed have followed my own inclination, I should certainly have written to you immediately on the receipt of your letter—it afforded me so much pleasure, from the delightful strain of a true Missionary spirit and lively faith, and piety which pervaded it. You have already been long enough in this part of the world, I dare say, to know the importance of Christian communion, and how refreshing such things are. Accept my best thanks for the kind manner in which you and Mr.
have received my little endeavour to assist you in the matter of books, and for the freedom and information of your letter. Believe, I shall ever be happy to undertake any thing for you in Madras, if only you will inform me
you wish executed, how I may forward it with the greatest readiness, and the least expence to yourself. It has ever been a pleasant thing to me, one of the advantages of my situation, for which I am very thankful, to be occasionally the friend and agent of Missionaries, to belp them onward in the good way they have chosen ; and if you can employ me with any advantage to your Mission, believe me you will highly gratify me. Only let me, at the very outset, warn you, that you are dealing with an invalid, who cannot always be as alert as he would wish.
“ I have heard, from time to time, of your Missionary labours, and of all the Methodist Missionary labours, with great delight, and bless the Lord for all his goodness to
you, and the prosperity he has shewn you. Go on, dear brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. See whom you serve—think what is his service--and the end thereof; and may it be a perpetual joy to you, that he hath called you to be Missionaries. It is a good part which
have chosen, and I will venture to assure you, that none better know how to appreciate it than the heathen natives themselves.
“ And here I must beg to protest strongly against an opinion entertained by some persons, that Missionaries need larger salaries, and more means of outward shew than they possess, to gain upon the natives. I will confidently say, and appeal to the history of every esteemed Missionary in India from Ziegenbalg through Swartz downwards to the present day, that it is quite a mistake. A Missionary's character, if indeed he be a truly consistent Christian, is more than a thousand pagodas a month in their account; and of that character they consider exercises of self-denial, mortification of appetites, a cheerful poverty, to be essential parts. And who indeed does not ? Of the whole world, a Missionary no doubt should most know how to want-to endure hardships : and in general, it is the striking contrast between the piety, abstinence, and cheerful lowliness of the Missionary, and the excesses of other Europeans, that so exalt Missionaries, as we really find them to be, in the eyes of the natives.
“ The late General Gowdie, of this Establishment, when in command of the Northern Division of the Madras Army, having his head-quarters at Vizagapatam, took the late Missionary from the London Society, Mr. Cran, with him in one of his military tours, as a diversion to Mr. C. for the benefit of his health. Mr. Cran, ill as he was, contrived to preach as he went to the natives; and such was the impression of Mr. Cran's character on the natives, that General Gowdie declared to me, he really appeared to be regarded by them as the greatest, at least the most important man in the whole party.
Encourage, strengthen each other with these things : and may the Lord make one and another of you a light to lighten the heathen, to the ylory of his own adorable name; as was Cran and his companion De Grange, who soon followed him to his reward; Swartz, Gericke, and many others; who had neither large incomes, nor made any greater outward display than you yourselves may be able to do. It will be a pleasure to me to hear from you occasionally, as