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LITTLE EMMA.

very sick.'

ters around her bedside. Taking

each, separately, by the hand, she LITTLE Emma was ten years old. asked their forgiveness, wherein She had been for two or three she had wronged them, and said years a constant scholar in the 'I forgive you.' Sabbath school. Opposite her After she had thus forgiven name, in her teacher's class-book, and asked the forgiveness of he every Sabbath, was the number of family, she took her mother affec a book noted-taken, returned. tionately by the hand, and re

She was taken sick. Day after quested her to distribute her toy day she was confined to her little and articles of dress to this ar bed. The disease assumed a more that member of the family. Ha malignant form. The skill of her ing disposed of her little posse physician was baffled. The anxiety sions, she said: of her parents for her recovery “Now, I am prepared to di was written in their countenance. I never more shall meet you upc Little Emma discovered it, and earth-never more go to Sabbat asked her kind mother“Do you school. I am done, soon, wit think that I'll get well ?'

the pain of this life. I go to me Her mother replied—' I cannot my dear Saviour. My desire tell you, my dear child ; you are that you may so live as to me

me in heaven. Farewell.' 'I know I am,' little Emma said ; 'I know, too, if I do not

DEACON TODD. recover, I have a home in heaven, which my dear Saviour prepared SUNDAY SCHOOL IN THE ROA for me.'

-Going out to church in The disease was accomplishing country, one sabbath, we met its design upon her little form. company of boys playing in She grew more feeble, but her road. Says the old man, "We hopes grew brighter and brighter, open a Sunday school here. Is and her conversation more bea- several pupils that need teaching venly. Of death she spoke with. As we rode up the deacon check out a tear-of her Saviour with his horse, and called them arou emotions of love.

him, telling them that he ha • I know,' she would say, 'that something to say to them. Thi he died for me.'

readily came ; for there was som The last day of her stay upon thing so bland in his manne earth was at hand. She said that even children, to whom “Mother! I know that I never was a stranger, seemed to can get well. I soon must die !' proach him with confidence.

Her mother asked, 'Do you * Boys,' said the old man, want to die and part with father, want to teach you all two preti mother, brother, and sisters, or lines of poetry, and I'll not charg live ?"

anything for it.' The boys stare Oh, mother ! she replied, 'I at each other, and at him; bt love you much, my father, bro- the deacon was in earnest, an thers and sisters much, my Sab- they saw it. bath school, playmates and com- Now, I want you all to repea panions, but I love my dear together-We,' said the deacon Saviour more, and with him I - We,' repeated one or two boys desire to be

Must.'-'Must,' said all. She was sensible of her ap- 'Not.'--'Not,' said they all. proaching dissolution, and called *Either work or play. Now, her parents, and brothers and sis- / all together.

I am

soon.

. We must not either work or play, thing, and makes us alive in the Because it is God's holy day.

world. Do you know grammar, There now, boys, that's a good geography, bible, arithmetic, as. sson. Run home, like good tronomy, and dictionary? I know tle boys, and tell your mothers them very little. Claremont is a nat old Deacon Todd taught you beautiful place--it has a great rose two pretty lines.'

deal of meadows, ponds, trees, As we rode off, the old man flowers, a horse and a ass. alled out, “O boys, you must thinking of everything, and to be ach them to all your little bro- polit to every one.

I am very bers and sisters.'

delighted that I am improving "Y-e-s sir,' shouted' they, every very much. Where were you ne at the top of his voice. born? I was born in Dublin-I There, now,' said the old man.

am quite deaf and dumb. You didn't I tell you we'd have a ought to write a long letter to me unday school?

What profession are you

of? I should like to be a printer. Deaf AND DUMB Boy. In a

I am very anxious to see the king ecture on institutions for the

of England. Will you send us eaf and dumb, lately delivered at

some deaf and dumb children, Louth.--Mr. Collier read several and give us money to pay for etters written by deaf and dumb | educating them. I am your hildren, one of which, by a pupil affectionate friend, Thos. Collins, t the Claremont Deaf and Dumb Glasnevin, near Dublin, 1821.' ostitution, was addressed to his ate majesty George IV. on occa- A LITTLE GIRL'S PRAYER ion of his visit to Ireland; and

FOR TRUTH. which transcribe for the O FATHBR, bless a little child, musement of our readers :

And in her early youth,

Give her a spirit good and mild, My dear George, I hope I will

A soul to love the truth. ee you when you come to Dublin, never saw you. I am sorry that

May ncver falsehood in her heart,

Nor in her words, abide , ou never did come here to see

But inay she aet the truthful part, he deaf and dumb pupils. Did Whatever may betide. zou ever see the deaf and dumb n London ? The boys and girls LIFE'S FIRST MORN. are very much improving and Hymn written for and sung by the very comfortable here. All the Children of Ram's Episcopal Chapel, soldiers in the armies belong to

at Homertun, Middlesex, on 16th May.

1847.- Sermon by the Bishop of Osgou. I think you give a great ford. deat of money to them. You are

In life's first morn of early youth, very rich. I am very much pleased O Lord be thou, our guard and guide: with writing a letter to you. I

Direct us in the way of truth,

And may we never turn aside. am much polite and very fond of In manhood's noon be with us stil, you. How many brothers and

Director of our every way, sisters have you ?

Should you

Conform'd in all things to thy will,

Stedfast through life's advancing day. like to see me in Dublin ? I could

And in the chilly eve of age, not go to London, for there is

With failing strength and fading too much money to pay to the powers, captain of the ship for me.

I am

Still may thy love our hearts engage, an orphan, and a very poor boy.

And sanctify life's closing hours. I love God very much, because be

And when we come to yield our breath, is the Creator of all thlngs, and May we be faithful unto death,

Prepard for that last mortal strife, sent his Son to save us from sin. And then receive a crown of life. He supports and gives us every Homerton.

JAMES EDMBSTON.

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ZEPHANIAH ili, 17. — The Lord thy SUNDAY ANECDOTES.

God in the midst of thee is mighty:

he will save, he will rejoice over thee John xii. 26.-'If any man serve me,

with joy; he will rest in his love, he let him follow me; and where I am will joy over thee with singing.' there shall also my servant be: if June 18.- A little child, during any man serve me, him will my Father honour,

her last illness, was wont to say to

her mother, 'I long to be there," July 4.-An aged christian was

meaning heaven. “There we can once asked, by some thoughtless praise him all the time; and the people, why he deprived himself blessed Saviour will rejoice to a of so many worldly pleasures. 'It hear us too ; it makes me feel is all very well,' said they, 'to

very happy. serve God, but you ought to serve yourself too.' That is the very

Zion! how glorious to behold!

We shall be there 'ere long, thing,' replied he, 'that I am try- o let the timid now be bold; ing after; for I have long since

And let the faint be strong! found out, that I get ten times sing, sing ye pilgrims on your way,

Let joy fill every breast! more in obeying God, than I do

Our King will all our toils repay,
in obeying my own evil heart." When we have gained our rest.
Walk humbly with your God,
In paths of truth and love;

PSALMS xxxiv. 9.-0 fear the Lord, ye For those who serve him here below,

his saints: for there is no want to Wull reign with him above.

them that fear him.

June 25.—A pious woman, in I. SAMUEL VI. 9.-It was a chance that happened to us.'

the days of persecution, used to July 11.--A careless sailor, on

say she should never want, begoing to sea, remarked to his

cause her God would supply all religious brother :-'Tom, you

her need. She was taken before talk a great deal about religion an unjust judge, for attending the and providence, and if I should worship of God, who rejoiced be' wrecked, and a ship was to seeing her, and said he often wished heave in sight and take me off, I to have her in his power, and would **

now send her to prison; and suppose you would call it a merciful providence.

Its all very
then,' asked he with contempt,

She well, but I believe no such thing

how will you be fed ?' -these things happen, like other replied, 'If it be my heavenly things, by mere chance, and you from your table. This was liter.

Father's pleasure, I shall be fed call it providence, that's all !' He went upon his voyage, was ally the case; for the judge's wrecked, and remained upon the wife, being present at her exami. wreck three days, when a ship nation, and greatly struck with came to their relief. He returned, the firmness of the woman, took and when relating the circum

care constantly to send her food stance, said to his brother, 'o from her table, and comfortably Tom, when that ship hove in supplied her during the whole sight, my words to you came in period of her imprisonment. In

ihis she found her reward, for the a moment into my mind, it was like a bolt of thunder; 'I have Lord graciously made her a parnever got rid of it; and now I taker of his forgiving mercy, think it no more than an act of love the Lord ye saints of his,

His eye regards the just; common gratitude to give myself | How richly blessed their portion is

Who make the Lord their trust. up to Him who pitied and saved me.'

Printed and published by JOSEPH GILLETT, Thy wisdom, power, and goodness, Lord,

of No. 3, Clarence Street, Chorlton-upon In all thy works appear:

Medlock, in the parish of Manchester,

the Office of GILLETT and MOORE, No. And, O ! let men thy praise record, - Brown Street, Manchester, in the County el Man, thy distinguished care.

Lancaster JULY Ist, 1847.

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PENN'S TREATY WITH THE AMERICAN INDIANS,

became a preacher, and shortly middle section of the State is very after an author of various works. mountainous, and only partially We cannot here trace him in his settled. The population of Philafurther sufferings in Newgate, bis delphia is 200,000. The whole travels on the continent, his la- city has an air of neatness, repose, bours at home, and his domestic and contentment. The population union and settlement.

of the entire State is 1,347,672. His father being dead, to whom From a recent census, it has 1633 a debt was owing from the govern- churches, 1046 ministers, and ment, Penn, in 1680, petitioned | 179,904 communicants. The Charles II. for letters patent for a ministers are supported by rents certain tract of land in America, and voluntary contributions. in lieu of the debt. His chief object The following passage from was to spread his principles on the Buckingham's America, will illusnew continent, and to establish a trate our Engraving:- After-an sort of new empire on an improved interchange of congratulations, model. In the following year, the Penn addressed the Indians, grant was made under the name of through the medium of an interPennsylvania, which the king gave preter; and the following was the the state in honour of Penn's fa- substance of his address :-He ther. Henext published an account appealed to the Great Spirit, of Pennsylvania, and offered lands whom both parties acknowledged for sale on advantageous terms. as the searcher of hearts, for the He then drew up a frame of govern- sincerity of his desire to live at ment, carefully guarding the rights peace with all men. They had of conscience, and having sentover come unarmed, because it was commissioners and a number of not their custom to use weapons passengers in three ships, he wrote of any kind. He desired that an admirable and interesting letter whatever was done between them to the Indians, explanatory of his should be for the equal advantage intentions and views in settling of both races. He read the terms among them. He afterwards ob- of the purchase agreed to by them tained a fresh grant of land called for their lands, the amount of the Territone, and sailed himself which has never been ascertained; for America.

but having obtained their assent It was in the year 1682, that to the sum as sufficient, it was Penn made his great treaty with then paid, and the various articles the Indians, and founded his new of merchandise which the Quakers city of Philadelphia, on the west had brought, were then tendered bank of the Delaware, and 90 to the Indians as presents or gifts, miles s. w. of New York. At over and above the purchasethis period, he found about 3000 money, which they also accepted. people on his territories; Dutch, They were further offered the Swedes, Finns, and English. The common use of the land for their settlers and the aborigines were own purposes, as long as they continually skirmishing, and this might need it. They were assured state of warfare continued till the that they should be considered as time when the American states of the same flesh and blood with declared themselves free of Eng. the white race; and the parehland. Philadelphia is rendered ment roll being presented to the memorable from its being also the Indians, to be by them preserved city in which the declaration of for their posterity, they signified independence was made.

their cordial assent to all the The State of Pennsylvania is conditions it contained, and detwice the size of Scotland; the clared their determination to live

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