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ture, that of imitation ; a principle that exerts a | to do so. Many can trace their first religious immighty influence over us, and of the power of pressions, and much of their subsequent improvewhich, it is well for us to be fully aware. Therements, to this source. is, perhaps, no other principle that contributes But we must turn to another and less pleasing more largely to form individual character than topic, the influence of evil companions :—“A comthis. Most men are, in a great measure, what panion of fools shall be destroyed.” It is awful, they are, in opinions, pursuits, and manners, through it is humiliating to think that the process of asthe power of imitation.

similation goes on more rapidly in this than in It is indeed true, that imitation alone will not ac- the former case, owing to the depravity of the count for every peculiarity of character. Men will heart. We are much more easily corrupted by bad not imitate that for which they have no natural example, than improved by good. How soon is taste or capability. If we had not a natural ten- the youth, whose principles seemed firmest, and dency to evil, we would not, at so early a period, whose conduct raised him above all suspicion, cor so rashly imitate evil example. The grand out- rupted, irretrievably corrupted, by evil company! lines of human character are anterior to an exter- Alas! it requires no effort of fancy to conceive a nal influence. But then the principle of imita- case in illustration of this. The youth was educattion wonderfully contributes to develope it, and in ed in the knowledge of the truth; he was taught to various ways to mould it. Now, it is obvions that lisp the language of devotion; he saw a copy of every the principle of imitation will operate in forming thing that was good, and sober, and industrious

, in character according to the nature of the object we his parents; he grew up for a while a comfort and are conversant with; and it will hold equally true, an honour to them, and if any one could have been and for the same reason, that “ he that walketh depended upon, it was he. But O! ye parents, with wise men shall be wise, but the companion be not too sanguine as to the future conduct of of fools shall be destroyed,” shall acquire their your children. How shall I be able to tell the character and share in their end.

heart-rending sequel of his history! He had We

may illustrate, first, the influence of good to leave the domestic circle, and go forth into the companions. " He that walketh with wise men world. He met with those who have no fear of shall be wise.” This is true in reference to natural God before their eyes.” They laughed at his rewisdom, or the knowledge of the affairs of life and ligious scruples, and gloried in their own freedom the phenomena of nature. He who frequents the from restraint. At first, it may be, he was shockcompany of men of business, of literature, or of ed, and shunned them. But gradually he resortscience, will gradually and imperceptibly assimi- ed to them, and at last joined himself to their late to them. His mind, being directed frequently company. His parents, ever anxious about his to a particular subject of enquiry, will acquire a welfare, and regular in their enquiries after him, relish for it, and much information regarding it. heard of bis situation ; instinctively they dreaded His genius will be checked, his judgment sharp- the fatal result; warned hím of his danger; erened, his energy and his ambition stimulated by postulated with him; threatened him ; wept and the friendly collision of conversation, and the prayed for him. But in vain, he heeded not ;

he spirit-stirring influence of emulation. "For, as was already under the baleful attraction ; he went iren sharpeneth iron, so doth the countenance of on from bad to worse, till he surpassed in wickel

. a man his friend." This is true also in reference ness the most wicked of his companions. And to spiritual wisdom, or the knowledge, love, and what is he now ? His own wickedness hati practice of Religion. This is the best, we may sáy, taken hold of him ; he is holden with the cords of the only real wisdom. " The Jews require a sign, his sins; in the greatness of his folly he hath gone and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach astray, and, unless grace prevents, he shall die Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” without instruction; and Oh, in the place of The best wisdom, compared with this, is folly. misery, how shall he upbraid those wicked comHe cannot be termed a wise man who neglects it ; panions who led him astray, and how shall they he is not wise for himself ; he is not wise for upbraid him with his folly'in listening to them! eternity; he is not wise toward God. He, then, Has such a case never been exemplified? who frequents the company of the holy, the reli- know that it has ; and if such be the influence giously wise, the pious, the devoted, the spiri- which companionship exerts over the character

. tual, will have his understanding enlightened, his we cannot do better than afford some advices as to heart inspired, bis good inclinations strengthened. the choice of companions. He will be induced, perhaps imperceptibly, to 1. Be anxious to obtain good companions. If choose the right path, and encouraged and direct you are so placed, in the course of providence, ed to walk in it." Thus do wise and good com- that you cannot safely, or so fully as you could panions strengthen each others hands, especially wish, exercise this beautiful tendency of our nain times of abounding iniquity ;—" Then they that ture, it is better you should refrain from doing so. feared the Lord spake often one to another.” It than risk your real good. But if you are more is too true, that having no natural inclination to favourably situated, consider it your duty to do what is good, the continued society of the best so, and if you do not, remember that you are will not change the heart. But it is fitted to do thwarting a benevolent design of your

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fishness in your nature, which you should endea- there any whose consciences whisper that their Tour to overcome.

companions are not what they should be ? as 2. Exercise much caution in the choice of com- they regard the divine authority, and their own panions. Be not too hasty. In youth the heart souls

' good, let them part with them at once and is unsuspecting, and warm, sudden, violent in its for ever. The sooner it is done, and the more attachments. This is the cause of much evil. decidedly it is done, the better. If they act a They, who would corrupt them, know this, and firm part, they will be troubled with their solicibasely take advantage of it. Do not, then, maketations no more. " Jesus saith, Get thee hence, one a friend, a companion, in the first moment Satan: then the devil leaveth him”—ashamed, of acquaintance, nor for some considerable time. afraid. You are not ashamed, you are not afraid Let the awful consequences of a wrong choice to choose your own views in politics, and to sepateach caution, extreme caution. There is, in- rate yourselves from your nearest friends, and deed, something very beautiful and interesting in join your political party; then, why not shew the the open-hearted, únsuspecting youth, who, as same determination in the choice of

your religious yet a stranger to the deep treachery of the world, views and your religious society ? “ Wherefore, would embrace every one as a friend ; but we come out from among them, and be ye separate.” cannot look upon him, at the same time, without 5. Do not trust to your own wisdom in the alarm, when we think how soon he may become choice of companions. You should ask the ada prey to the seducer. Be cautious, therefore.' vice of others, especially of your parents.

It 3. Exercise much discrimination in the choice is one of the many duties incumbent on parents of companions.

Do not choose them because to assist their children in the choice of companions, their manners are engaging ; because they are and if they are not satisfied with the character of high in rank ; because they are rich ; because they their associates, they should use the last exertion can minister to your gratification. Study well of their authority to part them, and their children their religious character. Let them be select, should immediately comply. Above all, they though they should be few; let them be pious, should ask counsel of God, who knows the hearts though they should be neither rich, nor accom- of all men. He has promised to direct his people plished, nor great. Let them be such as will im- in this, as in every other matter, and he will do it. prove your understanding and heart ; such as fear 6. When you have obtained good companions, God, love Jesus, reverence the Sabbath and Sanc-esteem them, and remain steady to them. You tuary, and hate all ill. Do not confine your cannot expect their friendship, if you withhold choice of companions to those of your own age ; yours.

“ He that hath friends, must shew himrather—for those of your own age are not always self friendly.” Every trifling difference should the safest gaideschoose those of maturer age, not cool your mutual love. Do not expect too maturer wisdom, maturer piety. This is an im- much. If companions agree in more important portant point, and a further illustration of it may points, it is quite unreasonable to expect they not be unnecessary. We are under great tempta- should agree in every thing. You must learn to tion to frequent the company of those who are bear with each other. Interpret favourably each enthusiastically devoted to the same pursuit or others conduct. Let not jealousy find a place amusement as ourselves, though we know them in your hearts, for it will magnify every little toto be, in other respects, very unworthy of our pic of distrust. Let not the envy and malice of countenance. Illustrations of this are too nume- others separate you. Give no ear to the backrous to be all mentioned. We may be permitted, biter, who would poison you with false reports of as an instance, to advert to what is a very favourite your friend's character. If you lightly abandon pursuit with some_music. We do not look for the the friendship of any one, you cannot reasonably sympathy of those who are “ born deaf as the dead expect to be admitted into the undoubting friendto harmony"_their temptations will come from ship of others. Listen to the advice of friends, some other quarter—but the love of music has though it should be somewhat humiliating to you.

many a young man into the society of those 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend." Desert who have deeply injured his moral principles. not your friends in time of need. 66 A friend

4. Exercise much decision in the choice of loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adcompanions. It is for want of this that so many versity.” “ Thine own friend, and thy father's are led astray. They have not courage to resist friend, forsake not.” the solicitations of wicked enticers, and to give “ The friends thou hast, and their adoption proved, up their friendship when their consciences whisper that they ought. Away, then, with this timidity, and say, with the determination of the Psalmist,

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF

MRS ANN H. JUDSON. Depart from me, ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandments of my God.” It requires,

Concluded from page 327. He admit, no small resolution to reject the com

THE 30th of April 1819, was a memorable day in the Tænionship of those of the same age, the same profession, the same neighbourhood, and who history of the Burman mission, for on that day Moung

Nau, the first convert, made his first visit to the press almost imperceptibly into our friendship; bout, in the divine strength it may be done. Are zayat. He was silent and reserved, and excited little

attention. But he persevered in his visits, evidently

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Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel."

anxious to become acquainted with the principles of were satisfied that we had a right to enter ; after which, Christianity; and such was his progress, that in the we deposited a present for the private minister of state

, month of June he was admitted publicly into the Moung Zah, and were ushered into his apartment in the Church of Christ by baptism, and in the following dered us to sit before several governors and petty kings,

palace-yard. He received us very pleasantly, and or. week the Missionaries enjoyed the high privilege of who were waiting at his levee. We here, for the first sitting down at the Lord's table with the first-fruits of time, disclosed our character and object—told him, that their mission, a converted Burman. In reference to we were Missionaries or propagators of Religion ;' that this interesting young man, Mrs Judson writes :- we wished to appear before the emperor, and present “ Little did I think, when I last wrote, that I should

our sacred books, accompanied with a petition. He so soon have the joyful intelligence to communicate, took the petition into his hands, looked over about half that one Burman has embraced the Christian Religion, of it, and then familiarly asked several questions about and gives good evidence of being a true disciple of the

our God, and our Religion, to which we replied. Just at dear Redeemer. This event—this single trophy of vic- this crisis, some one announced that the golden foot was torious grace, has filled our hearts with sensations, hard about to advance; on which the minister hastily rose ly to be conceived by Christians in Christian countries, up, and put on his robes of state, saying, that he must This circumstance has convinced us, that God can and seize the moment to present us to the emperor. We does operate on the minds of the most dark and igno- now found, that we had unwittingly fallen on an unprorant; and that he makes his own truths, his own words, pitious time, it being the day of the celebration of the the instrument of operation. It serves, also, to encour

late victory over the Cassays, and the very hour when age us to hope, that the Lord has other chosen ones in his majesty was coming forth to witness the display made this place. As Mr Judson has given some account of

on the occasion. When the minister was dressed, he just the first impressions of this man, and as I have had him said, “How can you propagate Religion in this empire? particularly under my instruction since his conversion, But come along. Our hearts sunk at these inauspicious I will give you some of his remarks in his own words, words. He conducted us through various splendour and with which you will be much interested. “In our Re- parade, until we ascended a flight of stairs, and entered ligion there is no way to escape the punishment due to a most magnificent hall. He directed us where to sit, sin ; but, according to the Religion of Christ, he him and took his place on one side, the present was placed self has died in order to deliver his disciples. I wish all on the other, and Moung Yo, and another officer of the Burmans would become his disciples; then we should Mya-day-men, sat a little behind. The scene to which meet together as you do in your country; then we should we were now introduced really surpassed our expecta. all be happy together in heaven. How great are my

tion. The spacious extent of the hall, the number and thanks to Jesus Christ for sending teachers to this coun- magnitude of the pillars, the height of the dome, the try! and how great are my thanks to the teachers for whole completely covered with gold, presented a most coming! Had they never come and built that zayat, I grand and imposing spectacle. Very few were present

, should never have heard of Christ and the true God. and those evidently great officers of state. Our situaI mourn that so much of my life passed away before 1 tion prevented us from seeing the further avenue of the heard of this Religion. How much I have lost!' It is hall; but the end where we sat opened into the parade. peculiarly interesting to see with what eagerness he which the emperor was about to inspect. We remained drinks in the truths from the Scriptures. A few days about five minutes, when every one put himself into ago I was reading with him Christ's sermon on the the most respectful attitude, and Moung Yo whispered He was deeply impressed, and unusually so

that his majesty had entered. We looked through the lemn, These words,' said he, 'take hold on my very hall, as far as the pillars would allow, and presentis heart; they make me tremble. Here God commands caught sight of the modern Ahasuerus. He came for us to do every thing that is good in secret, not to be ward, unattended_in solitary grandeur exhibiting the seen of men. How unlike our Religion is this! When proud gait and majesty of an Eastern monarch. His Burmans make offerings to the pagodas, they make a

dress was rich, but not distinctive; and he carried in great noise with drums and musical instruments, that his hand the gold sheathed sword, which seems to have others may see how good they are. But this Religion taken the place of the sceptre of ancient times. But it makes the mind fear God; it makes it, of its own ac- was his high aspect and commanding eye, that chief cord, fear sin.'

rivetted our attention. He strode on. Every head, Shortly after this period two more made a public pro- excepting ours, was now in the dust. We remained fession of their belief in the principles of Christianity: narch. "When he drew near, we caught his attention,

kneeling, our hands folded, our eyes fixed on the moThe Missionaries and their object now became well He stopped, partly turned towards us known in Rangoon. The people, however, seemed to " The teachers, great king,' I replied. •What, you be afraid of repairing to the zayat, lest the jealousy speak Burman—the priests that I heard of last night? of the government should be excited. The attendance, • When did you arrive ? • Are you teachers of Relitherefore, was daily diminishing. Mr Judson and his gion ? Are you like the Portuguese priests?'Are only remaining associate, Mr Colman, saw that no fur- you married ? Why do you dress so?' These, and ther attempts could with safety be made without the

some other similar questions we answered; when he authority of the king. With the permission of the vated seat his hand resting on the hilt of his sword

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appeared to be pleased with us, and sat down on an eleviceroy, accordingly, they set out to Ava, leaving their and his eyes intently fixed on us.

Moung Zah now befamilies at Rangoon. Their first convert, Moung Nau, gan to read the petition. accompanied them. They took with them as a present “ The emperor heard it, and stretched out his hand. to his Burman Majesty, the Bible, in six volumes, Moung Zah crawled forward and presented it

. His covered with gold leaf, in the Burman style, and each majesty began at the top, and deliberately read it through. volume enclosed in a rich wrapper. On the 25th Janu- of the tract, in which every offensive sentence was coram

In the mean time, I gave Moung Zah an abridged copy ary 1820, they arrived safely at Amarapora, at that time rected, and the whole put into the handsomest style and the capital of the empire. The particulars of their inter- dress possible. After the emperor had perused the pe view with the king are too important to be omitted :-tition, he handed it back without saying tas word, and “ We proceeded to the palace.

At the outer gate took the tract. Our hearts now rose to God for a dis. we were detained a long time, until the various officers play of his grace.O, have mercy on Burmah ! Have

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mercy on her king!' But, alas! the time was not yet Rangoon, from having been the theatre, in which

He held the tract long enough to read the two so much of the faithfulness, power, and mercy of God first sentences, which assert, that there is one eternal had been exhibited—from having been considered, for God, who is independent of the incidents of mortality, ten years past, as my home for life-and from a thouand that, besides him, there is no God; and then, with sand interesting associations of ideas, had become the an air of indifference, perhaps disdain, „he dashed it to dearest spot on earth. Hence, you will readily imagine, the ground! Moung Zah stooped forward, picked it that no ordinary consideration could have induced my up, and handed it to us. Moung Yo made a slight at- departure.” tempt to save us, by unfolding one of the volumes which On her arrival in Calcutta, Mrs Judson was persuadcomposed our present, and displaying its beauty ; buted to change her intention, and to embark in a ship liis majesty took no notice. Our fate was decided, bound for England. On her passage she had a severe After a few moments, Moung Zah interpreted his royal attack of her complaint, which confined her to her cabin master's will, in the following terms :—* In regard to the objects of your petition, his majesty gives no order. In

for several days. During her stay in England, she reregard to your sacred books, his majesty has no use for sided chiefly in the house of the late excellent Mr them-take them away.”

Joseph Butterworth, member of parliament, a man of The next day they made some further efforts to ac- an admirable Christian spirit, and one who could so complish their object, but in vain ; and accordingly fully appreciate the worth of his guest, that at a meetwithout delay they returned to Rangoon. They imme- ing of the English Baptist Missionary Society, he statdiately called the three converts together, and stateded that Mrs Judson's visit to his family showed him the result of their visit, at the same time, expressing it more strongly than ever the effect of the apostolic adas their determination to forsake their present station, monition :-“ Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, and attempt the establishment of a mission in a popul for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. ous tract of country between Bengal and Arracan. After spending a few months in visiting various places, The converts remonstrated against their departure, and both in England and Scotland, she set sail for New York, as some favourable symptoms were beginning to appear where she arrived on the 25th of September 1822. IX among the people, it was at length resolved that Mr and was during her visit to America, that she prepared foro Mrs Judson should remain in Rangoon, and that Mr the press her “ History of the Burman Mission," which and Mrs Colman should proceed to Chittagong. has been read with no small interest by Christians on

Thus were Mr and Mrs Judson again left alone, but both sides of the Atlantic. The labour connected their hearts were cheered by the evident spread of a with the compilation of this work, tended not a little spirit of enquiry among the natives. From the extent to retard her restoration to health. By the care and of her exertions, however, in imparting instruction to kindness of her friends, however, and particularly of the native females, as well as from the effect of climate, her brother-in-law, Dr Elnathan Judson, she had so far Mrs Judson's health began to yield. The disease, which recovered as to set sail from Boston in the summer of was an affection of the liver, increased to an alarming 1823, along with Mr and Mrs Wade, who had been degree, and it became necessary that she should repair set apart as Missionaries for Burmah. without delay to Bengal. Mr Judson thought it right During the absence of Mrs Judson, the members of to accompany her. But before setting sail, they had the Church at Rangoon had increased to eighteen, and the satisfaction of seeing the Christian Church at Ran- Mr Judson's hands had been strengthened by the arrival goon increased to the number of ten. individuals, in- of Dr Price, as a coadjutor in the mission. No sooner, cluding one female. On the 19th of July 1820, Mr however, did the king hear that a Missionary had come and Mrs Judson embarked for Bengal. They were ac- to the country, possessed of medical knowledge, than companied to the vessel by all the native converts, and he instantly gave orders that he should be brought by nearly a hundred other individuals, who testified to the capital. Dr Price, accordingly, obeyed the sumsincere grief at their departure.

mons, and Mr Judson also, a few days after his wife After spending a few months at Serampore, Mrs Jud- reached Rangoon, set out with her for Ava, the residson found her health considerably improved, and she ence of the king. resolved to return with her husband to the scene of their At this time, in consequence of repeated encroachlabours. Their return was hailed by the converts with ments of the Burmese government on the British pose the utmost satisfaction. It was soon but too apparent, sessions in India, a war was proclaimed, and in May however, that Mrs Judson's disease had been merely 1824, an army of nearly six thousand English and mitigated by her stay at Serampore, not totally eradi. native troops, under the command of Sir Archibald cated. It was at length resolved, therefore, that she Campbell, arrived at Rangoon. The Missionaries who should visit America ; and on the 21st of August 1821, had remained after the departure of Messrs Judson and she embarked for Bengal. Her feelings on parting Price were for some time in imminent danger, until the froin her husband, and from the little Church in Bur- capture of the town by the British, secured for them mah, will be best described in her own words: liberty and protection. News speedily reached Ava

Those only who have had to pass through a variety that Rangoon had been taken, and the court was thrown of toil and privation, to obtain a darling object, can rea- into the greatest commotion. A suspicion arose, and lise how entirely every fibre of the heart adheres to

was quickly propagated, that the foreigners residing in that object, when secured. Had we encountered no difficulties, and suffered no privations in our attempts

the country must have been conveying to the British to form a Church of Christ, under the government of a

army secret information, and orders were issued for the

The heathen despot, we should have been warmly attached apprehension of all foreigners then in the capital. to the individuals composing it, but should not have scene which ensued is graphically delineated by Mrs felt such tender solicitude and anxious affection, as in Judson, in a letter to her brother-in-law in America :-the present case.

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dinner, in rushed an officer holding a black book, with " The next morning I sent Moung Ing to ascertain a dozen Burmans accompanied by one who, from his the situation of your brother, and give him food if stiil spotted face, we knew to be an executioner, and a 'son living. He soon returned, with the intelligence, that of the prison. “Where is the teacher ' was the first Mr Judson, and all the white foreigners, were confined inquiry. Mr Judson presented himself.

in the death prison, with three pair of iron fetters each, called by the king,' said the officer ; a form of speech and fastened to a long pole to prevent their moving ! always used when about to arrest a criminal. The The point of my anguish now was, that I was a prispotted man instantly seized Mr Judson, threw him on soner myself, and could make no effort for the release of the floor, and produced the small cord, the instrument the Missionaries. I begged and entreated the magistrate of torture. I caught hold of his arm ; “Stay, said I, to allow me to go to some member of government I will give you money.' "Take her too,' said the state my case, but he said he could not dare to consent, officer ; she also is a foreigner.' Mr Judson, with an for fear I should make my escape. I next wrote a note imploring look, begged they would let me remain till to one of the king's sisters, with whom I had been in further orders. The scene now was shocking beyond timate, requesting her to use her influence for the redescription. The whole neighbourhood bad collected lease of the teachers. The note was returned with - the masons at work on the brick house threw down

this message_she' did not understand it;' which was their tools, and ran—the little Burman children were a polite refusal to interfere; though I afterwards screaming and crying—the Bengalee servants stood in ascertained, that she had an anxious desire to assist us, amazement at the indignities offered their master-and but dared not, on account of the queen. The day drag. the hardened executioner, with a kind of bellish joy, ged heavily away, and another dreadful night was bedrew tight the cords, bound Mr Judson fast, and drag-fore me. I endeavoured to soften the feelings of the ged him off I knew not whither. In vain I begged and guard, by giving them tea and cigars for the night, so entreated the spotted face to take the silver, and loosen that they allowed me to remain inside of my room, with

. the ropes, but he spurned my offers, and immediately out threatening as they did the night before. But the departed. I gave the money, however, to Moung Ing idea of your brother being stretched on the bare floor, to follow after, to make some farther attempt to miti- in irons and confinement, haunted my mind like a spectre, gate the torture of Mr Judson, but instead of succeeding, and prevented my obtaining any quiet sleep, though when a few rods from the house, the unfeeling wretches nature was almost exhausted. again threw their prisoner on the ground, and drew the On the third day I sent a message to the govercords still tighter, so as almost to prevent respiration. nor of the city, who has the entire direction of

“ The officer and his gang proceeded on to the court-affairs, to allow me to visit him with a present. This house, where the governor of the city and officers were had the desired effect; and be immediately sent orders collected, one of whom read the order of the king, to to the guards to permit my going into town. The go, commit Mr Judson to the death prison, into which he vernor received me pleasantly, and asked me what I was soon hurled; the door closed, and Moung Ing saw wanted. I stated to him the situation of the foreigners, no more. What a night was now before me! I retir- and particularly that of the teachers, who were Ameed into my room, and endeavoured to obtain consola- ricans, and had nothing to do with the war. He told tion from committing my case to God, and imploring me it was not in his power to release them from prison fortitude and strength to suffer whatever awaited me. or irons, but that he could make their situation more But the consolation of retirement was not long allowed comfortable ; there was his head officer, with whom I me, for the magistrate of the place had come into the must consult, relative to the means.

The officer, who verandah, and continually called on me to come out, proved to be one of the city writers, and whose coun. and submit to his examination. But previously to going tenance, at the first glance, presented the most perfect out, I destroyed all my letters, journals, and writings assemblage of all the evil passions attached to human of every kind, lest they should disclose the fact, that we

nature, took me aside, and endeavoured to convince had correspondents in England, and had minuted down

me, that myself, as well as the prisoners, were entiraevery occurrence since our arrival in the country. When ly at his disposal ; that our future comfort must dethis work of destruction was finished, I went out and pend on my liberality in regard to presents, and that submitted to the examination of the magistrate, who these must be made in a private way, and unknown to inquired very minutely of every thing I knew, then any officer in the government !

• What must I do,' ordered the gates of the compound to be shut, no per- said I, 'to obtain a mitigation of the present sufferson to be allowed to go in or out, placed a guard of ten ings of the two teachers ?' " Pay to me,' said be, two ruffians, to whom he gave a strict charge to keep me safe, hundred tickals, (about a hundred dollars), two pieces and departed. “ It was now dark. I retired to an inner room with taken money with me in the morning, our house being

of fine cloth, and two pieces of handerchiefs. I had my four little Burman girls, and barred the doors. The two miles from the prison; I could not easily return. guard instantly ordered me to unbar the doors and come This I offered to the writer, and begged he would not out, or they would break the house down. I obstinately insist on the other articles, as they were not in my cos. refused to obey, and endeavoured to intimidate them by session. He hesitated for some time, but fearing to threatening to complain of their conduct to the higher lose sight of so much money, he concluded to take authorities on the morrow. Finding me resolved in dis- it, promising to relieve the teachers from their most regarding their orders, they took the two Bengalee painful situation. servants, and confined them in the stocks, in a very “ I then procured an order from the governor, for painful position. I could not endure this ; but called my admittance into prison ; but the sensations prothe head man to window, and promised to make them duced by meeting your brother in that wretched, hor; all a present in the morning, if they would release the rid situation, and the affecting scene which ensued, I servants. After much debate, and many severe threat will not attempt to describe. Mr Judson crawled to enings, they consented, but seemed resolved to annoy the door of the prison (for I was never allowed to enine as much as possible. My unprotected, desolate state, ter), gave me some directions relative to his release ; iny entire uncertainty of the fate of Mr Judson, and but before we could make any arrangement, I was of the dreadful carousings and almost diabolical language dered to depart, by those iron-bearted jailors who could of the guard, all conspired to make it by far the most not endure to see us enjoy the poor consolation of distressing night I had ever passed. You may well meeting in that miserable place.

In vain I pleaded imagine, my dear brother, that sleep was a stranger to the order from the governor for my admittance; they my eyes, and peace and composure to my mind.

again harshly repeated, “ Depart, or we will pull you

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