The Missionary Gazetteer: Comprising a View of the Inhabitants, and a Geographical Description of the Countries and Places, where Protestant Missionaries Have Labored; Alphabetically Arranged, and So Constructed as to Give a Particular and General History of Missions Throughout the World; with an Appendix, Containing an Alphabetical List of Missionaries, Their Stations, the Time of Entering, Removal, Or Decease
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Page 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 72 - Institution is, the tuition of the sons of respectable Hindoos^ in the English and Indian languages, and in the literature and science of Europe and Asia.
Page 21 - When stationary, they occupy several villages ; the principal of which contains about 300 lodges, or huts, and about 3000 souls. The lodges, irregularly arranged, cover a surface of about half a mile square. They are constructed of posts, mattings, bark, and skins, with neither floors nor chimneys. The fire is built on the ground, in the centre of the lodge, and the family and guests sit around in a circle, upon skins or mats.
Page 169 - Abyssinians have also each a small convent. The houses are of stone, most of them low and irregular, with flat roofs or terraces, in the middle of which usually rises a small dome. The windows are small, and those...
Page 113 - Constitution, is—'The education in our own country, of Heathen Youths, in such manner, as, with subsequent professional instruction, will qualify them to become useful Missionaries, Physicians, Surgeons, School-masters, or Interpreters; and to communicate to the Heathen nations such knowledge in agriculture and the arts, as may prove the means of promoting Christianity and civilization.
Page 263 - Pomare constituted as chiefs many of those who had made a public profession of their faith. The people, assisted by their chiefs, demolished their Morais, overthrew the altars, and burned their gods in the fire. Idolatry was at once abolished, the worship of Jehovah substituted in its place, numerous buildings were immediately erected for public worship and schools, in every district in the island. In June, 1816...
Page 96 - Notwithstanding these encouraging appearances, however, it is not to be disguised, that many things, still remaining among the Cherokees, are greatly to be deplored. Much poverty and wretchedness, several gross vices, particularly drunkenness, and an almost total ignorance of God, his law, and the plan of salvation, need to be chased away, before the people generally can reacb.
Page 96 - Much poverty and wretchedness, several gross vices, particularly drunkenness, and an almost total ignorance of God, his law, and the plan of salvation, need to be chased away, before the people generally can reach the proper standard of rational and immortal beings. What has been already done in the way of communicating evangelical instruction, though of inestimable value to such individuals as have received spiritual benefit, and as an experiment of what may be done, is yet a mere specimen of that...
Page 253 - States, to govern the future distribution of the sum appropriated by Congress for the civilization of the Indians, among individuals or societies who have established or contemplate establishing Schools for the Education of Indian Children, in conformity to the above mentioned circular, and who desire the co-operation of the Government.