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CONTENTS.

CHAP. I.

Mr. Wesley's universal charity - The Formation of the Wesleyan

Connexion-Its progress-Established Church of England-Dis.

senting Denominations-Doctor Coke-His Missionary character

-America-First Wesleyan Foreign Mission in 1769–To the en-

slaved Africans in 1778–Mr. Baxter-Western Africa, 1792, and

1811–Europe-Asia-Mr. Wesley's lively interest in an Asiatic

Mission-Doctor Coke's correspondence on the subject in 1784—

Bengal-Application from Madras--Communication from Lieut.

Col. Sandys in 1805–Letter from Surat in 1808–Plummer-Suc-

cessful exertions of other Denominations in Asia-Visit to England

of the Chief Justice of Ceylon in 1809_State of the Island - Mr.

Wilberforce's recommendation of the Wesleyan Missions-Ceylon

Mission proposed by the Chief Justice-Former policy of the Hon.

East India Company - Doctor Moreton-Sanctified affliction-

Doctor Coke's application to the Rev. W. Ault-and the Author

in 1812-Rev. I. Bradnack-Letter from Doctor Coke to Mr. Ault

in 1813The Doctor determines himself to embark in the Mission

-His plan-the General Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society

-Doctor Buchanan-Mission proposed in the London District,

Rev. Benjamin Clough-Irish Conference-Rev. Messrs. Lynch,

Erskine, and M‘Kenny-Liverpool Conterence-Devotion to the

Mission Cause-Final adoption and limitation of the plan-The

original appointment for Asia-Doctor Coke's letter to the Author

-His pious submission.

Page 1.

CHAP. II.

Doctor Coke's application to preparatory duties-Portuguese Studies

-Decline of the Portuguese power in India-Subscriptions for

Ceylon-Recommendatory Letters. The subject considered-Doc-

tor Coke's successful applications Earl Bathurst-Right Hon.

Lord Teignmouth- Mr. Grant-Mr. Stevens-Mr. Wilberforce

Doctor Buchanan, &c. &c.-

Piety and simplicity-Interesting

scene-Interview in London-Doctor Coke's last Circular letter-

Replies—Missionary motto of the Rev. Doctor Carey, The Ceylon

Missionaries encouraged and animated-The Rev. Walter Griffith

-Thomas Thompson, Esq. M.P.-Joseph Butterworth, Esq. M.P.

-The late Reverend John Barber-Portuguese teacher Search

for a vessel-Cabalva, Captain Birch-Lady Melville, Captain

Lochner-Outfit-Printing-press and types-Missionary Ordina-

tions-Marriages of Missionaries-Dismissal from the Committee,

preparatory to the Voyage-Meeting at Portsmouth Mr. Clough's

Account of Doctor Coke-Kindness of Friends at Portsmouth and

Portsea, &c.-The Rev. Jon. Edmondson- The Rev. Messrs. Aik.

enbead, Fish, and Beal-The only meeting of the entire Missionary

family-Missionary emotions-Rev. Henry Moore-Xavier---Dr.

Coke's last Sermon at Portsea-Mrs. Auli's distressing illness-

Division of the party-Embarkation at Portsmouth Point. p. 29.
CHAP. III.

Commencement of the Voyage-Sea-sickness-Scrutiny of motives

and object-Doctor Coke-Extract from Madame Guion-Portu.

guese Vulgate-The Doctor's Journal-Mr. Clough's Account

The situation of a Missionary during a Voyage-Public worship on

the Lord's-day-Services in the Lady Melville--Mr Squance-

Cautious reserve with respect to the Doctor-Journal-Mr.Clough's

elucidation-Sabbath-evening reading --Social meetings for prayer,
&c. in the author's cabin-Behaviour of the Passengers-Encoura-

ging effects of Christian conversation with them-Note on Grace

before Meat - Ship Newspaper-Signals--Mrs. Ault's illness-

Visit from Messrs. Ault and Squance-Mrs. Ault's death-Her

amiable and devout character-Her death greatly lamented-Its

effect on the Doctor's mind-The health of Mr. Squance seriously

affected-Visits the Cabalva-We pass the Equator_The Visit of

Neptune, &c.--Isles of Bourbon and France-Another Mission

contemplated for Mr. Squance-He recovers, and returns on board

the Melville-Doctor Coke's attentions to the spiritual interests

of the Soldiers on board-Pleasing results-Melancholy cases

Asiatic Journal for June, 1820—Effects of intoxication- A singular

interview—The Doctor's hopes in reference to the Soldiers Sepa-

rated from the fleet, and rejoin—“O cabo dos tormentados"-Vol.

cano-Second approach to the Line-Illness of Mrs. Harvard, and

of the Author-Dr. Coke's anxiety apd prayers—They recover-

the Doctor discovers symptoms of illness-Solemn and affecting

parting-His Death and Funeral.

CHAP. VII.

Voyage of Messrs. Ault, &c. to Ceylon-Kind reception from the Go-

vernment authorities—The Government house at Galle prepared

for their reception-Condescension of Lord and Lady Molesworth

-His Lordship's estimate of their character-The Rev. G. Bisset

-Liberal proposal of His Excellency, the Governor, to endow

schools, First Ceylon Conference-Deliberations Wesleyan plan

of stationing the preachers-Their resignation of themselves to

God, and satisfaction with their respective stations Celebration

of the Lord's Supper previons to their separation-Arrival of

Messrs. Lynch and Squance at Colombo-Hospitable reception by

the Honourable and Reverend Archdeacon Twisleton, &c.--Intro-

duced to His Excellency, the Governor-Invited to dine--Impor.

tant assistance rendered by the Right Honourable Sir A. Johnston,

Chief Justice of Ceylon-Mr. Armonr ; his history and character

Preach in the Baptist Missiou Clapel-A Native Convert-Pro-

ceed to Jaffnapatam-J. N. Mooyart, Esq.-Christian David, a

pupil of Swartz-School opened-Preach in the Dutch Church

Mr. Erskine proceeds to Matura-Encouraging reception—The

Rev. T. G. Erhardt-Matura school opened—Service in the Dutch

church-Importance of Matura, as a Missionary station-Mr. Ault

sails from Galle to Batticaloa—Dangerous voyage- Reception-

Acts as Chaplain–His labours among the Europeans and Natives

-Mr. Clough commences his Mission at Galle-Lord Molesworth's

important patronage and advice-Mr. C's labours among the Euro-

peans, and efforts to benefit the Natives-- Visited by Don Abraham
Dias Abeysinha Ameresekera, who generously offers a residence

and school-house-The Galle school opened-Native enquirers-

Mr. Clough's unwearied and successful application to the study of

the Singhalese language.

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CHAP. XIII.

Apathy of the Malabar natives-- Points of difference in the Singhalese

and Malabar characters---Discouraging circumstances in the south

---Establishment of a native school at Negombo---Opening of the

Colpetty school-house---Compelled to recognize the distinction of

caste--- Attachment of the children to the school---Purchase of

Mission premises at Negombo---Native marriages---Plan for es.

tablishing Mission schools throughout the island---Encouraging

proofs of success---Meeting of the Mission Conference--- New Sta-

tions---Schools ---Execution of a soldier---Conversion of two Bud.

huist priests---Sir Hardinge Giffard---J. Sutherland Esq.---His

son, Mr. J. Sutherland, placed with the Missionaries --Received

on trial as a Missionary --Illness of several of the Missionaries---

Singular application---Establishment of regular worship---Review

---Church Missionaries.

297.

CHAP. XIV.

Pleasing results of the native schools---Colpetty school---Juvenile piety

.--Mrs. Harvard's visits to the female schools---Happy deaths---

Remarks on immediate effects of Missionary effort --Success from

the Lord alone--.Kallibowilla school---the author's illness and re-

moval trom Ceylon---Missionaries meet at Galle---Commencement

of the Voyage--- Landing at Falmouth---Retrospect and Conclu-

Bion. ,

317.

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