There were in 1798, nine missionaries employed on the Madras coast: Three in Tranquebar, who depend on the
Missionary College at Copenhagen; three at Tanjore; one in Trichinopoly; two at Vepery, near Madras, who depend on
the Society in London for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
The following list of Missionary Societies lately erected, will evince a general movement in the Churches for the conversion
of the heathen.
The particular Baptist Missionary Society, instituted in 1792.
London Missionary Society, instituted in 1795.
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Paisley, Dundee, Perth, and Kelso Missionary Societies, instituted in 1796. The most of these
are branches of the London Society.
The Netherland Missionary Society, instituted in 1797.
Missionary Society at Basil, in Switzerland; in Berlin, and different parts of Germany; in Sweden and Denmark, of
which particulars are not known.
A Missionary Society in England, instituted about four years ago, for sending Missionaries to the Soosoo country in Africa,
and to the Tartars and other nations in the East. This Society has undertaken to publish a version of the scripture in Arabic,
and has had good success in Missionary labors.
The South African Missionary Society, at the Cape of Good Hope.
The Missionary Society of Newyork, instituted 1796.
The Northern Missionary Society in the state of Newyork, 1798.
The Missionary Society of Connecticut, 1798.
The Missionary Society of Massachusetts, 1799.
The Missionary Society of Hampshire, in Massachusetts, 1800.
The Missionary Society of Newjersey, 1801.
Baptist Missionary Society of Massachusetts, 1802.
Western Missionary Society, composed of the Presbyterian Synod of Pittsburg, formed 1802.
The General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church have, since the year 1789, made annual collections in their Churches,
and constituted the classis of Albany a standing Committee for missions. They have sent several missionaries upon the
frontiers, and some into upper Canada. In 1800 they had six.
The Episcopal Church, in General Convention, 1792, resolved to collect a fund for missionary purposes, and have made
some efforts to send the Gospel among the frontier settlements. In a subsequent General Convention the business was left to the
Convention of each State, in consequence of which, the Episcopal