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CONTAINING INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE
CHURCH OF CHRIST,
TOGETHER WITH INTERESTING
LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL
“Say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold, thy Salvation cometh."
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED
BY G. FLEMING AND W. F. GEDDES,
“Say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold, thy salvation cometh."
CARLISLE, JANUARY 23, 1824. Vol. III.
pel, and by private visiting and conFrom a joint letter of the Missionaries on versation, endeavoring to gain the afthis Island, we have the following information, | fections of the natives, it cannot be exdated January 6, 1823.
The missionaries preach the Gospel pected that their labors will remain to the people every time an opportu- altogether unblessed. The heathen, nity offers; sometimes to attentive, it is true, have many deep rooted preand at others to turbulent hearers. As judices, which must be eradicated many as two huudred persons are of
from their minds, before they will ten present, from every class of socie- embrace the Gospel; but it would be ty, to hear the preached word.
derogatory to the power of Omnipo
tence to say this shall not be done by The few Jews who inhabit that re
Him, when he sees proper to bless gion excite much attention on the part | the labors of his servants. We reof the missionaries. Many of the
joice to see these servants of God, Jewish school teachers, and other people, with whom they are acquainted, taking the advice of St. Paul, under “have manifested an encouraging at-|| any discouraging circumstances: "For tention, and a degree of impression is that after ye have done the will of
ye have need of patience” says , in favor of truth;" this is particularly || God, ye might receive the promise." the case, with regard to the Jewish | "In due time they shall reap, if they superintendant of the schools, who has
faint not." expressed a speculative conviction of the truth of the Christian Religion, & at times manifests a concern for the salvation of his soul. Others have had similar anxiety.
Malta, Oct. 13, 1823. “As to our own spiritual state, (the missionaries observe) which is no tri- Dear sir,-Agreeably to your exfing criterion of our hopes, we confess hortations we have endeavored to we have much to lament; and feeling || push forward the business of the this, we have commenced a monthly | Press as fast as possible; and all the fast, on the same day as that observed information that has come to us from by our brethren in Čeylon. We cher-different quarters, has contributed to ish the hope that, through Divine grace augment our hopes concerning the alone, we shall still be made to rejoice extensive and perinanent utility of according to the days wherein we this printing establishment. Among have been afflicted, and the years in Roman Catholics, our Tracts are not which we have seen evil."
likely, at present, to find a very ex
tensive circulation; but even here, Engaged, as the missionaries on the field is not so limited as it once this Island are, in preaching the-Gos-was: but among the Greeks the field
LETTER FROM THE MISSIONARIES AT