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FOR THE YEAR 1821.
Published at the expense of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign
PUBLISHED FOR THE BOARD BY SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG.
Crocker & Brewster, Printers.
VIEW OF THE MISSIONS, FUNDS, EXPENDITURES, AND PROSPECTS OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS.
The Board was instituted in June, 1810, and incorporated June 20, 1812.
The Rev. SAMUEL WORCESTER, D.D. || III. MISSION AMONG THE CHEROof Salem, Mass. is the Corresponding Secretary and Clerk of the Prudential Committee.
JEREMIAH EVARTS, No. 22, Pinckney Street, Boston, Treasurer.
I. MISSION AT BOMBAY, 1814 *
Rev. Ard Hoyt,
Rev. Daniel S. Butrick,
Mr.Anson Dyer, Teacher Farmer, 1820
Mr. James Garrett, Printer.t
The missionaries arrived at Bombay, Feb. 11, 1813; but did not consider themselves as settled in the mission, till the beginning of 1814. The dates, in this summary, refer to the time, when the respective missions were established, and the time when the missionaries became attached to the missions under which their names now stand. Where no date stands against a name, the date next above is the true one.
Mr. Garrett sailed from Boston, April 6, 1820, and it is probable he reached Ceylon early in the ensuing fall.
Mr. Zech. Howes, Teach.& Farm.
Mr. John Smith, Farmer,†
*The Rev. Mr. Potter and his associates left New-Haven, Con about the first of November; and it is supposed they may have joined the mission about the close of the year.
Mr. Smith and his associates left their homes in September; and it is supposed they may have joined the mission in December. 1
V. MISSION AMONG THE CHERO-
Rev. Alfred Finney,
Rev. Cephas Washburn,
Mr. Jacob Hitchcock, Teacher and
Mr.James Orr, Teacher& Farmer,
barn, and other out-buildings, and a garden, for the Principal;-a house, barn, &c. with a few acres of good tillage land for the Steward and Commons:-all situated sufficiently near to each other and to the Congregational meeting-house, in the south parish of Cornwall, Con.and eighty acres of excellent wood land, about a mile and a half distant.
The object of the School as set forth in the Constitution, is-"The education in our own country of Heathen Youths, in such manner, as, with subsequent 1820 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 Chris. tianity and civilization." As these youths are designed for a higher education, than is expected to be obtained at our Mission Schools in heathen countries, it is deemed of no small importance, that they be only such as are of suitable of docile dispositions, and age, of promising talents.
In the constitution there is a provision, that youths of our own country, of acknowledged piety may be admitted to the school, at their own expense, and at the discretion of the Agents.
In the first year of the School twelve youths were admitted-two from heathen lands and two natives of Connecticut. Of these, Henry Obookiah, John Honooree, Thomas Hopoo, and William Tennooe, had before been objects of Christian liberality, and for some time under Christian instruction. The raised hopes, founded, under Providence, on the unquestioned piety, the distinguished talents, and the excellent character of Obookiah, terminated in his triumphant departure from these earthly scenes, before the first year of the school had expired. Of his three companions, Honooree, Hopoo, and Tennooe, Mr. Ruggles, one of the two Connecticut youths, and George Tamoree, particular mention has just been made under the head of the Sandwich Island Mission.Of the other six, admitted the first year, James Ely, the other Connecticut youth, and George Sandwich and William Kummoo-olah from the Sandwich Islands, are still members of the School; one has been dismissed for misbehavior, one for incapacity, and the other is absent.
From year to year, since the first, youths of different nations have been