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they give the Sacred Scriptures to any other as school lessons. In illustration of this fact one instance, among many, may be adduced.
“ The father of one of the teachers, finding that his son had introduced the Injil (N. T.) into his school, became much incensed against him, and ordered him to quit his house and company. The teacher requested the Missionary to interfere in his behalf, and to ascertain from the father what were his real intentions. The latter in compliance with the wishes of the Missionary called at his residence, on which occasion he objected most strenuously to the introduction of the Scriptures into the schools, alledging as a reason that their religion was one, and ours another. The conversation ended in a proposal on his part, that either the Sacred Scriptures should be excluded or the school closed. The teacher was made acquainted with his father's sentiments, which, instead of intimidating him, tended rather to confirm him in his decision of retaining the Scriptures at all hazards. No resistance has since been offered, and they are still retained as school lessons.
“ The number of Malay schools is sir. The aggregate number of children, consisting of boys and girls, is about 200, of which 180 regularly attend. In their lessons, the children are examined once a week, by which means, their progress is more easily ascertained, and any negligence on the part of the school-masters soon detected. The girls are under the superintendence of Mrs. T., many of whom are able to read tolerably well, and with a degree of fuency. In addition to the weekly examinations, the schools are visited daily by a superintendent who calls over the names of the scholars, and marks the absentees. A short catechism in the Malay has been prepared, which it is intended shortly to introduce into the schools.
“Our labours among the adult population have hitherto been confined to occasional conversation with individuals, and the distribution of the Scriptures and tracts. The natives of the town of Malacca have been supplied from time to time with Christian books, which were in most cases received with apparent gratitude. In many instances individuals have of their own accord applied at the missionary's residence for copies of the Scriptures. Amongst these applicants was the Nakodah of a native prow, trading between Malacca and the opposite coast of Sumatra. He had on a former occasion, he said, obtained several copies of the Scriptures, as well as tracts, which he conveyed to Siak in his prow, and distributed some of them among his friends. The circumstance soon became known to others of the natives, who by their urgent request succeeded to exhaust his stock, not leaving him a single copy for himself. We readily furnished him with a fresh supply, for which he appeared grateful, and with apparent sincerity invoked upon us the blessing of the Almighty.
** Another instance worthy of record may be here mentioned. A respectable Malay Nakodah has been in the habit of calling on us for medicine, and readily enters into conversation about our religion. One morning he entered our room, and with a mild and serious countenance requested to sit down and talk a while with us, hoping we would not take it amiss if he put several questions about our religion. We shall notice a few of the important inquiries he made during this visit.
** • Does not the Koran,' said he, ‘agree with your Scriptures, and complete them? • The Koran,' I replied, differs widely from our sacred books, and contains many foolish things mixed up with a little truth, evidently proving it cannot be the word of God.' * But,' he inquired, is not Mohammed spoken of in your Scriptures? was he not the son of Abraham, and the last of all the prophets ? 'And Jesus Christ, did he not complete what was left short, and so was greater than all that preceded him?' 'Mohammed,' said I, “is not once mentioned in our Scriptures. The Arabians and Jews were always two distinct nations, though both descended from Abraham. The latter were the chosen people of God, and the descendants of Isaac, from whom Moses and all the prophets came; but the Arabians were a rejected nation, the descendants of Ishmael the son of an Egyptian bond woman, who was disinherited and sent out into the wilderness. And out of this nation not even one prophet had risen before the time of Mohammed, as the Mohammedans themselves allow. From His chosen people, the Jews, God raised up His Son to be the Saviour of them and of all the nations.'
“* How is he,' said the Nakodah, who was the Son of Mary, the Son of God ? How do you know He takes away our sins?' • The Son of God,' I replied again, 'in order to redeem men, took upon him our nature, being miraculously begotten by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we examine our lives and hearts, we shall find we are all great sinners in the sight of God, grievous transgressors of His holy laws, and therefore deserving of eternal punishment. This I feel to be the state of my own heart, and therefore I flee to Jesus, who has suffered and died for my sins upon the cross, and I find pardon and peace in believing, which I never felt before, and am assured of His mercy and love to me.--Nakodah, do you not find your own heart to be sinful and wicked, and that you cannot be justified in the presence of a holy and righteous God?" The Nakodah here groaned and acknowledged that he felt himself a sinner, and seemed to rejoice in the tender compassion and love of the Saviour to sinners.''
7. At Malacca, R. Diggles, Esq. to Eliza, only daughter of the Hon'ble S. Garling, Esq. Resident Councillor at Malacca.
At Dinapore, Lieut. and Adjutant C. Prior, 64th Regt. N. I. to Charlotte Danham, youngest daughter of Lieut.-Col. C. W. Hamilton.
20. At Agra, Mr. C. F. DaCosta, to Miss Isabella David George. 30.
Mr. J. Thomas, to Miss A. C. Bisset.
Mr. J. Black, Branch Pilot, H. C. Marine, to Miss Louisa Matilda Thompson. Dec.
At Dinapore, Lieut. Houghton, 63rd N. I. to Anna Matilda, eldest daughter of Lieut.-Col. C. W. Brooke, Commanding the Dinapore Division of the Army.
16. Mr. G. F. Whichlow, School-master, to Miss Mary Ann Cecilia Sherburne. 17. George Galloway, Esq. to Rebecca, only daughter of J. B. Baldwin, Esq.
Ensign F. B. Wardroper, 6th Regt. N. 1. to Miss Frances Mary White. 21. Capt. Farrington, 2nd N. I. to Frances, relict of the late J. Turner, Esq. 22. In Ceylon, A. Stewart, Esq. H. M. Civil Service, to Charlotte Ann, daughter of Lieut.-Col. Clement, Royal Artillery.
5. At Secundrabad, the lady of Lieut. J. B. Neeve, 37th Regt. N. I. of a son. 7. At Colombo, the lady of W. Norris, Esq. second Puisne Justice, of a son. 10. At Mazagon, the lady of Assistant Surgeon Mountefiere, of a son. 12. At Allyghur, the lady of A. C. Plowden, Esq. C. S. of a daughter. 14. At Bangalore, the lady of Captain Ellis, 13th Light Dragoons, of a son.
15. At Trichinopoly, the lady of Captain and Paymaster Barton, H. M. 54th Foot, of a daughter.
17. At Palaveram, the lady of Lieut. H. Vanderzee, 27th N. I. of a son. 19. At Madras, the lady of H. F. Busby, Esq. C. S. of a son.
At Nellore, the lady of W. Elliott, Esq. C. S. of a son. 22.
At Patna, the lady of J. Clarke, Esq. Garrison Surgeon of Chunar, of a son. 24. At Barrackpore, the lady of Captain W. Howard, European Regiment, of a daughter.
21. At Cawnpore, Mrs. C. C. Greenway, of a daughter.
26. On the river, near Jungypore, the lady of Captain G. M. Carmac, H. M. 3rd Buffs, of a daughter.
At Chirra Poonjee, the lady of Lieut.-Col. T. C. Watson, of a daughter. 27. The lady of Major Ross, of the Corps of Engineers, of a son. Dec. 1. The lady of Captain C. Keirnander, of the Invalid Establishment, of a daughter.
The lady of K. MacQueen, Esq. Surgeon 71st Regt. N. I. of a daughter. 2. The lady of J. S. Smith, Esq. of a daughter. 4. The lady of T. Brae, Esq. Indigo Planter, of a son. 7. The wife of Mr. R. Wall, of the Pilot Service, of a daughter. 9. Mrs. W. Rushton, of a son. 12. At Dum Dum, Mrs. G. Bales, of a son. 15. Mrs. Mark Carapiet, of a son. 17. Mrs. G. Wood, of a son.
The lady of W. Stevenson, Esq. Ass. Surgeon, 33rd Regt. N. I. of a daughter. 18. At Bigour, near Moorshedabad, the lady of Capt. Brown, of a son. 19. Mrs. M. A. D'Souza, of a son.
At Kidderpore, R. Mrs. Mortimer, of a son.
1. At Singapore, Mrs. McSwiney, aged 33 years, wife of Staff Serjeant McSwiney.
5. On Board the Eliza, in the Bay of Bengal, Mary, the wife of J. Orr, Esq. Madras C. S.
12. At Sea, Captain J. H. Williams, of the Brig Fredericka, aged 30 years.
26. At Furreedpore, in childbed, Josephine, the wife of M. W. Carruthers, Esq. C. S. 27. At Ghazeepore, Major M. Simple, H. M. 38th Regt.
Cecelia Christiana, daughter of Mr. G. Phillips, aged 2 years and 7 months. 30. Mrs. Roche, the lady of Captain J. Roche, Commander of the Ship John Adam.
Mr. W. Bastard, Ship-builder, aged 50 years. Dec. 1. Mr. T. Blacquiere, son of W. C. Blacquiere, Esq. aged 35 years.
Mr. J. Gibson, aged 25 years, 5 months, and 6 days. 3. Mr. A. DaCosta, aged 55 years. 6. Mr. Lewis Latour, aged 34 years. 9. Captain W. Reynolds, formerly of the Royal George, aged 52 years. 10. At Monghyr, Mr. A. McCarthy, aged 91 years, 3 months, and 2 days. 13. Mrs. Harriet Stocker, aged 41 years, 6 months, and 10 days.
15. At Cawnpore, Brigadier Murray, C. B. 16th Lancers, and commandant of that station.
20. At Patna, Mr. G. M. Francis, aged 33 years.
24. At Cossimbazar, Sophia Isabella, eldest daughter of T. Mainwaring, Esq. aged 17 years.
R. M. Ronald, Esq. aged 40 years. 25. Edward Brightman, Esq. aged 52 years. 26. Alex. Paterson, Esq. aged 21 years. 27. J. Poulson, jun. Esq. aged 24 years.
ARRIVALS. Nov. 30. Eliza, D. Sutton, from Falmouth 2nd July and Madras 30th October.
Passengers from London :-Mrs. Dunbar, Mrs. Becher; Misses Stagar, Fagan, Becher, and C. Becher ; J. Becher, Esq. Captain Younghusband, King's Service, Lieut. Jeaner, 64th B. N. I. Messrs. Chalk, Foulkes, and Fagan, Mr. Plowden, Cadet Becher, B. Cavalry, Mr. Fox, Second Officer of the Fergusson, Miss E. Becher, died at Sea Oct. 15th. From Madras --Hon'ble Sir E. Ryan, Chief Justice, - Orr, Esq. Mrs. Orr, died at Sea Nov, 6th, DEC. 3. Israel, (Amr.) Bray, from Boston 1st July.
Passenger :-D. S. Kendall, Esq. Supercargo. 4. Red Rover, (Bark,) W. Clifton, from China 6th Nov. and Singapore 16th Nov.
Passenger :-W. Blenkin, Esq. Merchant.
Passengers from China :—W. Lyons, Esq. and J. Cliff, Esq. Merchants ; Sigs. Joaquim Bellate and D. Pizzoni.
Pegasus, (Bark,) R. Howlett, from Madras 27th October.
Drongan, J. McKenzie, from Madras 6th November. 6. Adelaide, R. D. Guthrie, from London 17th July.
Passenger :- Mr. Jeffreys, Free Mariner. 7. Bengal Merchant, (H.C. c. S.) J. Campbell, from London 17th July.
Passengers :-Miss Evans, Lieut.-Col. T. Taylor, N. I., Captain D. Williamson, ditto, Lieut. 8. C. Baddeley, 61st ditto, Ensign A. F. Evans, H. M. 26th Regiment, George Shiller, Esq. George Evans, Esq. R. Rich, Esq. T. Thomson, Esq. 59 Troops, 4 women, and 2 children.
Catherine, (H. C. C. S.) B. Fenn, from London 8th August.
Penelope, (Bark,) P. Hutchinson, from Masulipatam 24th October and Eskapelly 3rd November.
9. Bassein Merchant, (Schooner,) J. Jones, from Moulmein 15th November. 11. Cecilia, (Brig,) P. Roy, from Singapore 1st November.
Passengers :-Miss Fraser, Captain Fraser, H. M. 24th Regiment, and Mr. Chambers. From Penang :-Mrs. Court and Miss Judah.
Capricorn, (Bark,) R. Smith, from Madras 29th October.
Zoroaster, (uitto,) W. Patton, from Madras 27th October. 12. Landais, (F. Brig,) Mongans, from Bordeaux 5th May.
Richard Bell, (Brig,) J. H. Wardle, from Madras 28th October.
Passengers :-Madam Scheronie, Madam Caravalia, and Mr. Moyoroya and Mr. Caravalia.
13. Bland, T. Callan, from Liverpool 14th August.
Passengers :-Mrs. Percival, Miss Ashton, Colonel Walker, B. N. I., Captain Hughes, Artillery, Lieut. Egerton, 13th N. I., and Mr. Thomas, Merchant.
Belhaven, (Brig,) M. Crawford, from Glasgow 28th July.
Passengers :-Captain C. Anderson, J. Goodard, Esq., G. F. Davidson, Esq. 14. Orient, (H. C. C. S.) T. White, from Portsmouth 18th June and Madras 4th November.
Passengers from London :--Mrs. Ashe, Mrs. Wallich, Mrs. Dicken; Misses Jeremie, Roope, D'Aguilar, Braddon, Bishop, Wallich, S. Wallich, and E. Wallich ; Captain Ashe, B. N.I., W. S. Dicken, Esq. Assistant Surgeon, J. Spens, Esq. Bengal Engineers, J. Pigou, Esq. T. Anderson, Esq. W. C. Abbot, Esq.; Masters St. George Ashe and B. F. Ashe. From Madras :-Mrs. Bramley and child, and W. H. Smoult, Esq.
Duke of Argyle, (H. C. C. S.) H. Bristow, from London and Gravesend 6th August and Lizard Point 13th August.
Passengers :-Mrs. Stalkart and family, Mrs. Thompson and family, two Misses Dunlop, Lieut.-Col. Hodgson, 42nd N. I., G. C. Shunk, Esq. C. S., Messrs. A. C. Dunlop, -Stalkart, J. W. Rose, G. Dunlop, T. Ross,-Band, G. Harriott, A. Falconer, 55 H. C. Troops, and 3 women.
15. Soobrow, (Bark,) C. H. Wimbolt, from Pondicherry 26th October and Cheduba
Dona Carmelita, C. Grey, from Madras (no date) and Ennore 21st November.
Passengers :-His Excellency Don Frederico Con, Italian Bishop, J. M. Ma. nook, Armenian Pastor, D. Cristopher, Greek Pastor, Mr. T. C. Avietoom, Supercargo, and Mr. J. Toole, Mariner. 20. Laurence, (Bark,) H. Gill, from Liverpool 16th August.
Warwick, (Brig,) J. Gibson, from Liverpool 3rd July and Rio de Janeiro 17th September.
Thalia, W. H. Biden, from Madras 28th November.
Nerbudda, F. Patrick, from Covelong 17th November.
Shawool Hamed, E. Dumont, from Bombay 28th October.
Passengers :-Mrs. Saxon, Mr. Charles, Mr. McKennis, and Mr. Gattie. 25. Duke of Northumberland, Pope, from London 20th August.
Malcolm, Eyles, from London, 10th August.
Severn, Braithwaite, from London, 15th July. 29. Trinculo, (Brig,) Hesse, from Liverpool, 25th Augt. Diadem, (Bark,) from London, 10th June.
5. Intrepid, T. Robinson, for London. 7. Asia, J. Riddle, for London.
Passengers :-Mrs. Cracroft, Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Hovenden, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Sheen, Mrs. Goadby, Mr. W. H. Peach, Mr. W. Thomas, Dr. Sheen, H. M. 16th, Captain Jackson, 30th N. I., Lieut. Nisbett, 22nd N. I., Assistant Surgeon Royes, Rev. J. Goadby, Mr. Medwinter, and 3 children. 8. Duke of Lancaster, J. Hargraves, for Liverpool.
Passengers :-Mrs. Hill and 7 children, Mrs. Cobb and child, Rev. J. Hill, Rev. G. Pearce, Captain Cobb, H. M. 38th Regiment, and Master W. Vos.
L'Emile, (F.) J. Ducon, for Bordeaux. 9. Kyle, (Bark,) T. Fletcher, for Liverpool.
Magnet, J. McMinn, for the Mauritius.
Dalla Merchant, (Bark,) J. Weil, for Rangoon. 10. Sir Charles Malcolm, H. Tudor, for Bombay.
Passenger :-M. Hall, Esq.
Per Sultana, for Bombay :-Dr. Rogers, Captain Lauce, Indian Navy, and Mr. Jobson.
Meteorological Register, kept at the Surreyor General's Office, Calcutta, for the Month of November, 1833. Minimum Temperature Maximum Pressure Observations inade at Max. Temp. and Dryness Minimum Pressure Observations made at observed at Sunrise. observed at Sh. 50m. Apparent Noon. observed at 2h. 40m. observed at 4h. Om.
Day of the
Of an Evap.
Of the Air.
Of an Evap.
| Temper. Į the Mercury
of Barom. Obsd. Ht. Wind. the Mercury. Temper. of Of the Air.
Of an Evap.
30,088 73, 70,8 71,0 N. ,142 77,3 81,
75,71 n. ,116 79,2 83,2 78, ,056 80,2 86,1 80,1 N.W.,060 80,4 83, 79,7 N. ,068' 79, 80, 77,8 N. w.
N. ,056 80 381, 80, ,061 79, 80, 77,8 N. W.
1,134 78,5 81, 79,3 s. E.,145 77,8 80, 178,5 s.
N. 1,156 77,6 79, 77,2 N. E. ,164 76, 76,8 76,5 N.
,178 76,5 82,2 78,3 N.
113078,286,2 89,8 N. 1.126 78,5 83,8 80, ,138 77,8 79,777,2, N.
,052 79,4 83,1 80,2 n. 1,04 78,7, 78,9 77,5 n. e.
1,056 78,4 85,3 81,7 N. E 1.06478,8 89,479, N.
,056 76,3 85,2 80,
w. 1,050 76,9 81, 81, ,002'70, 80,3 78,5, w. ,046 68,4, 66,8 67,5 E. 102 75,7 81,4 78,2 s. E. ,066 77,5 85,3 80,7 s. w.1,028 78,2 81,8 80,5
s. W.1,016 78,1.81, 80, ,034 77,8 89,378,3's. E. ,134 73,5 71,6 72,4 n.w.1,160 75,6 78,6 77,5 N.W. ,136 77,8 82, 79,
,086 78,7/ 84,7 79,2
N. W..080 78,7 81.677,5 n.w.1,088, 77,8 78,2.75,0 N.W. ,140 73, 71,272, 1172 75,478, 77,4 n.w.1,138 78, 82,2 80,
N.w.1,088 79,2 85, 80,3
,081 76,3 82,3 77,2 w. .088 75,0 78, 176, | w. ,142 72, 69, 69,3 N. ,168 72,5 79. 174, ,138 74, 81, 75,2 N.
1,110 75,5 85, 86,7
N.W.1,100,75,7 82,5 76, ,106 74,5 77,8 75,4 n.w. ,184 66,3 63,7 64, N. E. 1,220 72,7|78,7 73,2 E. ,190 74,2 82, 75,3 n. 1,136 75,3 85,5 w. ,132 75,3 82,8 77,1 N. 1,142 74, 79,8 76, ,176 67, 64,2 64,7 n. 120 73, 79,3 73,3 n. e.,200 75, 82,3 76,
,136 79, 85,5
11:30 78,2 83 5 74,5 n.w.1,138 77, 80, 174,2 N. ,168 67,1 65, 65,6 N. E.,184 73, 80, 75,5 E, ,168 74,1 82, 77,2 n.w.1,122 75,5 85, 7,5 N.W. ,120 76, 81, 177, N.-. ,130 75,2 79,8 71,6 s. ,174 68,3 66, 67, 224 73,4 79,5 74,7 N. E.,186 75, 80,476,2 N.w.114 77,4 84, 78,5 n. 108 77,3 81,8 77,8 N. ,1:20 76,3 78,8 77,7 n. 116 66,2 62,8) 63, N. ,, N.
,068 75,4 82,7 7,8 n.w. .060 75,2, 80,6 77, N.w.1,070 74, 78, 177,2, N.