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the dead, to prove that his death Hymn; of which the following is was accepted; so that now God a literal Translation, in prose :-will pardon all our sins for his sake. 2. Did you first seek

"O Sion's King ! thou Son of Christ; or, Did he seek you ? A. God, exalted on the Father's throne, O! I should never have sought

I cast myself down before thee; him, if he had not sought me.

and pray for spirit and for life, for 2. Do you love the Lord Jesus here on earth, at a distance from

thy church and dear bride, living Christ; A. Oh yes, I do! but not half enough: I want to love him

her divine Lover, her Head, her much more. Q. Is sin hareful to

Comfort, the Prince of Life, for you? A. Yes; I hate it in my

whom she ever and ever longs ! heart; and yet, for all that, I do Oh, that I now might find thee ! sin every day. Q: Do you love “ Most of all, O King of Sion! the Commandments of God? A. I implore thee, for so many dead Yes, I love them much in my souls! Oh, make thy people to heart; but there is something with. fall down before thee, . by thy in me that keeps me from doing Spirit! By thy power, draw all them as I would : Jesus Christ has those unto thee, for whom thou done so much for me, I grieve that didst say, “ It is finished !” Make I cannot do more for him. -- & the deaf ears to hear the voice of What are now your chief desires ? thy power and of thy glory, that it A. I wish to give up my heart en- may be said of Sion, " This and tirely to Jesus Christ. 2. Are that man was born there." you thankful to the Missionary So- " Fountain of Life! Almighty ciety tor sending Missionaries to

God! it is the Spirit's influence we your country? A. I am desirous to thank God for inclining them to do thy love upon the hearts of many

crave! Oh, exert the power of it; and I would thank them too, men! Bring Tyrians, Philistines, but i know not how to do it, for and Moors, by the word and the want of words. – 2. Do you think Spirit, into the right way; and let that Christ will correct his children Hell tremble at thy work! Rescue, when they offend him; or will he by thy divine power, the vessels of cast them quite away? A. He will grace from Satan's might; and bid correct them; but not throw them

the dead to live !" away. He who loved me from all eternity, knew before how bad I It is easier to conceive than to should be ; but that did not hinder describe the sacred pleasure which him trom loving me ; and it is now filled the minds of a large assembly impossible he should cease to love of Christians, when they thus be. me. Q: What will you do when held “ Ethiopia stretching forth her you go back to Africa ? A. I will hands to God,” and heard some of te! all the people of my country Afric's tawny race singing the what a great many friends there are praises of our common Lord. Inin England who love them; and deed, the voice of joy and praise how much they do pray for them. was uncommonly loud and fervent - Q. Have you any thing to say to when the congregation sung that the unconverted people in this con- doxology, * Praise God, from whom gregation ? A. Yes; I would wish all blessings flow !” and, we trust, them to run to Jesus immediately. a sincere tribute of praise was of. O! it would be pity, if they who fered up to God, who had thus hear every day of Christ, should granted to the Heathen“ Repeutvieglect him; and if they should ance unto life.” see us poor Heathe:1, who have run We are informed, that the Hotto Christ, admitted into Heaven, tentots were not brought to Europe and they themselves be thrust down by order of the Directors. Mr. into Hell! - O it would be a sad Kicherer having occasion to return pity!

to Holland on domestic affairs, was, The three Africans then sung, willing to comply with the desire in a very agreeable manner, a of the Africans themselves, who,

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547 with others of the converts, have to Africa, where his congregation long and earnestly wished to ascer- greatly longs for him; as appears tain, Whether the doctrines taught by letters lately received. He will, by the Missionaries, were the ge- probably, be accompanied with neral sentiments of European-Chris. additional labourers. tians ? it having often been suggested by the white settlers, that

DR. VANDERKEMP. the religion taught them by the Missionaries, was not the same as

No direct information having that generally received in Europe. been received from this worthy laMr. Kicherer also judged, that it bourer for a long time, some painwould be highly gratifying to the ful apprehensions were entertained friends of the gospel, both in Hol- concerning his safety. These, howland and England, to behold a spe. ever, have now been most happily cimen of the fruits of his labours ; relieved, by a letter, just received in which he was certainly not miss from Africa, written by a Mrs. taken. We understand, that when Smith (a mother in that Israel) dihe commenced his work at Zak rected to Mr. Kicherer, dated May River, he found only thirty-six in- 30, 1803; from which the follows habitants: the people in general ing is an extract : roamed about the country like “ Yesterday I received news wild beasts, in quest of prey. But, from the brethren near Algoa Bay, by his judicious management, Brother Vanderkemp has been reabout 600 persons were brought, covered from his illness, by the and, in a great measure, kept to- good hand of Jacob's God; and has gether. He has been indefatigable lately baptized five men, six woin instructing them, both by preach- men, and twelve youths and chiling and catechizing. About 300 dren (twenty-three in all.). They are now worshippers of God; and keep a love-feast every week; and he has no doubt of the real conver- after this the Lord's Supper. I sion of about forty; even the little have felt of late a strong call to children can give a good reason of join them : and am only waiting for the Christian hope ! It is worthy the arrival of Miss Boogaard *, to of observation, that when these proceed with her to Algoa Bay. poor Africans are enlightened, a God will do all things in his own great change takes place in their time !" outward conduct and appearance. Those who before were almost naked, clothe themselves with de. A translated Copy of another cency ;

from being extremely filthy, they learn to be clean;

Letter from Mrs. Smith, of and from that laziness which pre- Africa, to Mr. Kicherer. vails among them while Heathens, they learn to be diligent, and to

My worthy and much-beloved cultivate the earth for their subsist

Brother in the Lord, ence. Thus, while the gospel Grace, peace, and joy be grant. brings to them a spiritual salva. ed you in an abundant measure, tion, it becomes also the mean of from the Father, in our Lord Jesus civilizing, we might almost say, of Christ, by the Holy Spirit! Behumanizing them; and this affords loved, I cannot suffer this good opan additional argument for Mission. portunity to slip from me unimary zeal. Surely, it may be said, proved. My Letter will not be at this time, “What hath God long; but obedience is better than wrought!"

sacrifice. How is it now with you, Mr. Kicherer intends to return dear Brother? In spirit, I travel with the Hottentots, very shortly, along with you, imploring the Lord,

* Miss Boogaard is now the wife of Mr. Palm, who, with Mr. Erhaardr, another Missionary, now in London, are intended to acconipany the Rev. Mr. Voss, in a Mission to the Island of Ceylon.

who rules the great deep, to bear self, with a few more, were form. you and your whole company on ing the last table : ! perceiving her the wings of his divine proteciion; embarrassment, laid' hold of her to care for you, and to comfort hand, and placed her close to my your inmost souls. Ah, in how side. You cannot conceive in idea, child-like a manner is your une dear brother, what an esteem I felt worthy sister enabled to do so! It in my inmost soul for this sister; is iny daily request, that He, who and what an union of heart with her, has all power in Heaven and on in the bonds of Christ! Oh, what earth, may cause you ao find favour happy moments were those ! In the in the hearts of those with whom course of the same week, both she you may be engaged !--At the bot- and her husband called on me, tom of all, however, is this prayer, when they spake to me out of the " Lord, bring him back to his poor fulness of their hearts, and enflock!". Oh, that you knew what quired after an opportunity of writ. a mourning there has been here for ing to you, I felt this as a call your absence ! Nothing but the from God; and have stated their secret hope of the people, to see case literally. their minister once more in their The disposition of the Chris. midst, makes the loss somewhat tians here, scems to be much more bearable: Oh, dear Brother Kich. lively than formerly; and my house erer, if it be the Lord's will, has.' is continually brimful, both of ten back to your sheep, which you Christians and Heathens, all in a have left in the wilderness! But jumble. Love having its work now give me leave to tell you a few among us, such a union cannot fail of the occurrences in this congre- taking place. There is, as it were, gation, since you left us: - The no diterence among us; and we Spirit of God has been stirring here resemble (a little) the primitive to bring sinners, both old and young, church of Christ; though in this to Christ Jesus. About eighteen confusion, order is still maintained. individuals have lately experienced Such is our happy predicament; a work of grace in their hearts. but, on this very account, God's There is what you may call a gene- people may expect a heavy conflict ral awakening in our Heathen con- to succeed this blessed season; for gregation; and many seem to be very Satan will not sit still if he be perlively in their course. Oh, dear mitted. Oh, that the Lord would Brother, do, pray much to the fit us for the approaching trial! Lord, that he may strengthen the How happy will you feel, dear bro. things he himself has wronght. ther, when you see your friends The blessed instrument in the hand and the people of the Lord in Eu. of Jesus to bring about this happy rope ! but I charge you not to forwork, was our Brother Irwin.

get your tender flock in Africa. Now, I must briefly relate some- Now, my dear Brother in the thing concerning our Catherine, the Lord, pray to God with me, that Boscheman-woman, who, with her the tye of the Spirit, by which our husband, the Bastard Hottentot, hearts are knit together, may prove was the first to join you, five years an indissoluble one! and that, tho' ago; and has ever since continued distant in body, we may have the your faithful servant and iriterpre- grace daily to meet in the center of ier, though she was not baprized our happiness, – which is Christ! till November last year. She means bearing one another in mind, when to stop here, at Rodezand, till your we draw supplies for our need out return. On the last sacrament- t-day, of the inexhaustible well-springs of she felt a strong desire to celebrate salvation. - Please to remember the deathrof our Lord in the bioly me also to your companions, and to Communion; but being a despised all friends in Europe. stranger here, did not know how The grace of our Lord Jesus tu get near the table. · The Most Christ be with you, my Brother! High ordered things so, that I mny, Make haste to return to your docking

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That my

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. which day and niglit calleth out for gloomy; but the Lord Jesus Christ you. Farewell, my Brother in the has caused his light to shine into Lord !

At the last sacrament Your unworthy Sister, we had at Rodezand, I felt great Rodezand,

M. SMIIII. joy in my heart. Never since I, May 30, 1803

poor sinner, began to walk in the ways of the Lord, did I experience

the all-sufficiency of Jesus, and his Letters from Hottentots. readiness to bless poor

sinners in so Catherine

powerful a manner, as on the last says thus :

Lord's Day, when, during that Dear Master,

part of divirre service which is apI let you know that, at the last propriated for the Heathen, Mrs. sacrament, I had a particular in- Smith spake upon Rev. vii. 9, to pression of the love of our Lord the end. Ah, the Lord Jesus stood Jesus Christ. Previous to my

ready to receive usi drawing near unto the board, I la

dear Master, had left 11s, proved a boured under an oppressive sense heavy trial to me; but my comof all my sins; but when at the fort is this, that it happened agree. table, pártaking of the tokens of ably to the will of the Lord Jesus his flesh and blood, I felt that the Christ; and, I believe that our dear Lord Jesus took upon himself all Lord Jesus Christ will restore you , my sins; nay, through grace, I

to us poor people. Ah, my very could believe that my sins were

dear Master, do pray much for me, done away, from eternity. Every and for us all! for I trust and beword, my dear Master (Kicherer)

lieve that the Lord will certainly had spoken to me, the Lord Jesus Kicherer, who has begotten me by

hear my dear Master, my father has blessed to my foul; and we hope the Lord will bring our dear the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. master back into us; for I long Accept a thousand thanks and samuch to see your face. Moreover,

lutations from me; and remember I take the liberty of telling you,

me aifectionately to Mr. Schultz, that the Lord converts many people John, Mary, and Martha., Well, at Rodezand; which proves the I hope the Lord Jesus will cause greatest comfort and support, as it

meet together seems here, that the stiine is now

A thousand greetings to the Miscome when the Lord shall pour sionary Society! Although we have out his blessing over the whole

not known one another here, yet we world, and draw all poor sinners shall get acquainted with each other unto himself. Accept my cordial

in Heaven. love to you, dear Sir. Oh, I wish WILLIAM PETER FORTUIN, that the dear Lord may always be

Bastard Hotteniat. with my dear Master! Please to give my love to Mary, Jolin, and Martha. All my children are well.

By a Letter received from Mr. J. We live at Mr. Bligman's; and, Irwin, Missionary at the Cape,dated through God's mercy, do very Jure 2, 1863, it appears that he well.

had not then found an opportunity Your most humble Servant,

to join Dr. Vanderkemp, near C. D. FORTUIN, Algoa Bay; but had received a a Boscheman.

Letter from hin, promising to send

2 waggon for his conveyance. He The Letter of the Husband of the

has also sent for Mr.W. Read, who former.

was learning the Dutch language

at the Cape. "The Doctor," he My very dear Sir,

says,

“ intends to form another Mis. I cannot forbear to inform you, sion near the Great Fish River, for that the Lord has been very good the instruction both of the Caffres {o my soul, My way was long very and Hottentots.

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Mr. Irwin adds, That his Excel- Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for lency Governor Jansens (the Dutch the sake of so inany poor souls, Governor of the Cape) assures him, that will be totally lost for the wart That the Missionaries may depend of your assistance! We humbly on his esteem and assistance. beseech you all to pray for us, poor

distressed creatures as we are. Your 17 Mr. Kicherer is employed in preparing a detailed account of his kind presents of bouks I am obliged proceedings in Africa, with which

to lay aside ; but I trust in the Lord we hope to be favoured ; and which, they will be a great help and supwe trust, we shall have the plea: port, by and bye, to this small consure of presenting to our readers in gregation," the first Number of our Magazine for the new year.

Copy of a Letter from
JAMAICA.

Esq. to ---, Esq.
To the Editor.

P-, Aug. 30, 1802. Dear Sir,

Dear Sir, I have lately received Letters from

This will be presented by Mr. Moses Baker, in Jamaica (some Baker, whom I send in consequence account of whom appeared in of your request. You will find he your Magazine for Septenber) will soon eradicate all obeah from and find he was going on with an

your estate, which is one of the increasing prospect of success, till he, and all the other Chris- found from his attendance at F

many good consequences I have tian negroes, were silenced by the I know of no inconvenience he has late act, ever since last Christ- been to our property, to counterHe has sent me Letters,

ance the substantial benefits we or copies, from several Gentle. have received. men, proprietors of estates, in On his first coming, he shewed his neighbourhood, which I have

me his book, which is an expositranscribed and inclosed, to shew

tion of his principles, and of the the prospects he had before the doctrines he teaches, which I apact passed.

proved of, as containing sound maI remain yours, &c.

rality; and as I have never found In compliance with the last bad customs introduced. I have invitation,” he says, “ I went down left Mr. Baker and the negroes ento Kingston, and got a good man to tirely to themselves, without any come up and instruct that gentle- interference, except in the case of man's slaves; but all is stopped. matrimony; 10 which I now reFrom Christmas-day, I have been quire my assent to be given: tho', prevented preaching, or saying a in this respect, I have never refused word to any part of my congrega- it but once. The too great distion. From this we can expect no. paragement of ages, and the interthing but a great falling away of ference of property, are with me the the weaker Christians. The poor only reasons of refusing my assent. destitute Aock is left to go astray There are about 100 couple marwithout a shepherd. Yet, as the ried at F- and CLord has promised he will not for- Many of my friends in the outset, sake us, nor leave us, we have rea. as well as the people under me, son to believe, that if God is for used their endeavours to persuade us, though all the world be against me of mischiefs that arose, or were us, we will endeavour, by the power likely to arise from it; and I have of his grace, to hold our profession to thank my own firmness in resistunto the end ; therefore, we crying their fears or insinuations. It and crave to God, night and day, has been established near eight for his great mercy and assistance ! years, viz. from the 15th of Oct. We trust God will put it in your

1794 ; and with increasing advanPower to send us assistance, for the tages to the property and the pga.

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