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others in as great proportion, al
lowing for the difference of time From the 26th annual Report of which they laboured. this important and useful Society, The good which has been effectit appears that, under their pated by their instrumentality, will ronage, three missionaries have tell on the ages to come. Many been employed during a part of all precious souls, for whom Christ the past year, in the western part died, have been strengthened and of New York; two in the north-comforted.
who ern counties of Pennsylvania; hungering and thirsting after nineteen in what is called New-righteousness, have been refreshConnecticut; three in the south ed. Some of the professed disciwest portion of Ohio; two in Ken- ples of Jesus, who had left their tucky; one in Tennessee; one in first love, and wandered far from New-Orleans; two in Indiana; the fold, have been reclaimed. one in Missouri; and four have some sinners, who had been long recently proceeded to the great involved in darkness, have been field of labour in the west, having enlightened. Some, who were stureceived of the society 8100 each, pid in sin, and insensible to their to defray the expense of their spiritual interests, have been journey, and expecting to take up awakened and alarmed. Humble their perinanent residence in the and anxious enquirers after truth region to which they bave gone. and happiness, have been directed The amount of missionary labour to look to " the Lamb of God performed, so far as returns are which taketh away the sin of the specified in the Report, is 778 world.” weeks, or 15 years for an individual. Many of these gentlemen, it should be observed, are settled ministers, whose people
The following is an extract of a letter
from a Sea Captain, to the Rev. Jo. are able to give them support only seph Eastburn, of Philadelphia, dared a part of the year, and who thus Rio Janeiro, Dec. 12, 1824. After find it convenient to devote the stating that his brig had been struck remainder to the purposes of the
with lightning while at sea; the Society
masts torn to pieces; and the ship
otherwise ir jured, so as to render it The expenditures of the Con
exceeding doubtful whether she could necticut S1issionary Society, dur- reach the port; and withal supposed ing the past year, amounted to for a time to be on fire; he adus$ 7697. Amount of the Mission- I must tell
cabin ars fund, $27,123.
resounds now every Lord's day, There is every reason to be with prayer and praise to the Gõil lieve, that the Missionaries em- of Jacob. I assemble all my crew, ployed by the Society are in gen- and at evening prayer also, all eral, and we presume universally, that can attend. I can truly say faithful, self-denying, and devot- that, on that a fal night, sten ed servants of the Most High. One we thought the brig to be on fire, of th-in preached, in the course of I felt more concern for soine of the year', 240 serions; another the crew, than for myself. ] 381, and travelled 2055 miles; thought of the awful situation of
LETTER FROM A SEA CAPTAIN,
those that were living without God | order and solemnity. But the and hope in the world; for my own emigrants generally settle in the part, I felt abundantly strength country, which makes it necessary ened; I felt a calmness of soul for me to remove also. In the that I know I was once a stranger course of next week, I expect to to, and realized something of that make a settlement with about 150 promise, “ I will never leave thee emigrants at the place called Port nor forsake thee.” I could say du-Pae, on the property of Madwith Job, “I know that my Pe- ame Granville, at which I shall deemer liveth.”—These words have as much land as I shall be were made of great use to me. able to cultivate, together with the May the God of all grace strength- superintendence of a school conen you in the inward man, and nected with the Sabbath services. make you instrumental in the sal
Am. Mis. Reg. vation of many souls from among that long-neglected class of peo- REVIVAL IN WARREN, VT, ple of which I make one. This is Extract of a letter from a gentlethe daily prayers of all, and of man in Warren, Vt. to his friend your affectionate brother in Christ.' in Ulica, Feb. 8, 1825. Phil. Record. Dear Sir
I have been much
gratified to hear of Revivals in HAYTIAN MISSION.
your neighbourhood, and trust Rev. Mr. Pennington to the Do- that an account of our situation meslic Secretary.
will not be wholly uninteresting to Port-au-Prince, Nov. 10, 1824. you. Dear SirAfter a passage of The Congregational church in 18 days, we arrived safe in port ; this town was organized about at which time all the passengers eight years since, and at first conexcept one, who has since de- sisted of seven members. In the parted this life to give up his last course of two or three years the account, enjoyed good health. number increased to upwards of
, During the passage, services were twenty. For some time after its performed every day at evening, formation the church enjoyed a after which singing of psalms and season of peace and tranquillity, spiritual songs occupied the at- and the brethren did indeed love tention of the pious. We have one another."
But unhappily great reason to praise God for the some difficulties arose, and differbenevolence of the natives. But ences of opinion seemed to destroy more especially for the great work that Christian fellowship and love of grace already begun in this city. which had been manifested and We have one stated meeting, which ought always to charactercomposed of no particular denomize the children of God, ination, the doors of which are the zeal for the cause of our Masopen to all Christians, and the ter became fainter and fainter unhouse is generally crowded. On til there were but very few who last Sabbath, the 7th inst. I preach- sincerely mourned over the desoed a sermon to a very crowded | lations of Zion. In the mean time house from these words, “ Stand the people of the world appeared fust, therefore, in the liberly where- more than ever devoted to the with Christ has made us free, and i trifling and sinful things of time be not entangled again with the and sense. This state of things yoke of bondage.”-Galatians v. 1. continued until the spring of 1824, Many of the natives attended with when the Lord was pleased to
awaken his people from their leth-, very interesting work of grace this argy, and convíct impenitent sin- winter. A Congregational Church ers of the error of their ways, and has been formed, consisting of 24 as we have reason to believe, to members. In Moretown, also, Dring many to sincere repentance the Lord is pouring out his Spirit. and to “ the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus.”_"The death
A NOBLE EXAMPLE.. of two young ladies was blessed as In the early part of the winter, the means of awakening the gay the Bible Society of the county of and thoughtless to a sense of their Monroe, in this State, appointed insecurity while out of Christ. an agent to go through their lim
About this time, a brother of the its, and take the necessary measchurch, who had been absent two ures for ascertaining the number or three years, returned home. of families destitute of the Bible. He mourned deeply over the cold- | The agent visited every town, and ness and stupidity of his brethren, every school district, and appointand for encouragement of others, ed persons to go round, make the and with gratitude to God, we can necessary enquiries, and send in say, that his labours of love were their reports. On the 10th of last not in vain. He visited every month, a full meeting of the Socibrother and sister in the churchi, ety was held, at which delegates and persuaded them to meet to- were present from all parts of the gether. The first meeting tended county. At this meeting it was to convince them of their wretch- declared, as the result of a comed condition, without affording one parison of all the reports, that ray of hope that their difficulties there were at that time, within could ever be settled. The next | the limits of the county, 1200 famweek they met again, and the ilies destitute of the Bible! Where“ Lord was with them." All were upon the Society immediately and ready to confess their faults with unanimously adopted the following bitter weeping. They mourned in noble resolution: secret over their backslidings, and Resolved, That every family in the next Sabbath made a united the county of Monroe shall be supconfession of their sins before the plied with a Bible! world. Some sinners were soon Within a few days after the enquiring to know what they must adoption of this resolution, orders do to be saved. In the mean time, were transmitted to the American the Methodist Society began to Bible Society, in this city, for 1200 awaken from their stupidity, and Bibles and 700 Testaments, acsoon became active in the work. - companied with the assurance that The whole number of hopeful con. they should all be paid for in sixverts is estimated at upwards of ty days after the books were reeighty. Thirty-five have united ceived. Five bundred dollars have with the Congregational Church, already been remitted, and from which now consists of 53 inembers, the success of the subscription who appear to be firmly united in which has been opened in all the Cbristian love and fellowship. towns of the county, no doubt re
When we look around and be- mains that the whole sum will be hold the wonderful change produc-paid within the time mentioned. ed among this people, we can only
N. York Obs. say, “ It is the Lord's work, and marvellous in our eyes."
INDIANS ON MARTHA's VINEYARD. In Fayston, there has been a The Indians (or rather people of colour) are somewhat numerous at At Gay Head, Mr. Baylies had the northwestern extremity of the 50 scholars; 22 reading in the Vineyard, known by the name of Testament, 17 in the spelling. Gay Head: others are found at book, and 11 in the alphabet: Christiantown-others still atCha- were learning to write. At Christ! bequiddick, a separate island adiantown he taught one week, and jacent. The whole number can- had previously employed a female not exceed 500 or 600. These i teacher 9 weeks. In his school he people, in general, have very much had 22 scholars; 12 read in the degenerated, in a moral point of Testament, 6 in the spelling-book, view, as well as others, since the , and 4 in the alphabet ; 15 are time of the Mayhews--particular-learning to write." At Chabequidly the elder. From what we know ! dick be taught 4 weeks, and emof them, we should say there are ployed a woman of colour 12 weeks. at present but few individuals in his school, he had 27 Indian among them who give evidence of children, 1 white child; 17 read true piety. The following state-l in the Testament, 5 in the spelment respecting the schools among ling book, and 5 in the alphabet: the Vineyard Indians, is from the 17 were learning to write. last report of the Society.
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATION. 1825. January 5th. Ordained, Rev. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Sprague, of Selau R. Arms, as pastor of the Uuited West-Springfield, Congregational Churches of Grafion 1825. February 230. Ordained as and Windham, Vermont. Sermon by pastor of the Congregational Church in Rev. Charles Walker, of Rutland
Stratford, Conn. Rev. Josqua LEATITT, 1825. January 13th. Ordained as pastor Sermon by Rev Dr. Taylor, fiom Acts, of the Congregational Church in Town xxii 21. send, Vt Rev. JAMES KIMBALL. Ser 1825. March 20. Ordained as pastor mon by Rev. Mr. Newton, of Marlbo. of the Congregational Church in C:rough.
Haan. N. Y. Rev. Amos Foster. Ser. 1825. February 9th. Ordained as pas. mon by Rev. President Tyler. tor of the church in Weybridge, Vt. 1825. March 9th. Installed as pastor Rev. HanTer SMITH. Sermon by Rev. of the First Congregational Church in Mr. Smith, of Poultney.
New Haven, Con. Rev. LEONARD Bs. 18.5. February 16th. Ordained as con. Sermon by Rev. Joel Hawes, of pastor of the Congregational Church in Hartford, from II. Cor. iv. 2. Charlemont, Mass. Rev. Wales Tiles
Soon must all be sacrific'd :-
Scenes, beyond the blue immense,
Soon will wrap up every sense :
Change, and grief, and tears, and pain,
Fit us there to meet again.
Should we meet on earth no more,
May we reach that heavenly shore,
Bless'd witb immortality !--
FAREWELL. then--we'll meet again,
Beyond this dreary world of pain.
E.C.H. Soon we're pilgrims here no more ; Soon we'll leave this world of pain, Bound, one day, to meet again.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Correct knowledge of the Su-is, unquestionably, a knowledge preme Being lies at the foundation of things and events, which do not of all true religion. Unless we exist, and which are to take place have right ideas of God, we can- in future. This is what is comnot tell whether we are pleased or monly and properly understood by displeased with his character, whe- fore-knowledge. ther we love or hate him. We God's works have been continucannot tell whether we fear and ed almost six thousand years, and serve the true God, or some ima- they will certainly be continued ginary deity: We cannot tell more than one thousand years to whether we are reconciled to him,
Yet these, our text says, or not: We cannot tell whether were all known to him, from the we are friendly, or unfriendly; beginning of the world. whether we are prepared to enjoy By this passage we are led, him forever, or possess such feel- 1. To consider the works of ings of heart as must necessarily God. And exclude us from his blissful pres- II. To show that all his works ence in the world to come. Hence are fore-known to him. we ought to be very careful in 1. We are to consider the works forming our ideas of the Supreme of God. Being. In doing this, we should be The works of God have generalvery tive to what he has said ly, and with propriety, been dividof himself in his word. We should ed into the works of creation, of take the word of God as the man providence, and of redemption.
. of our counsel. We should receive The work of creation is God's with meekness whatever God has making all things of nothing by declared of himself, and be careful
the word of his power. not to lean to our own understand spake, and it was done; he coming:
manded, and it stood fast.” The In the passage chosen for our works of creation are great and text, God has declared, by the sublime. The earth, which we mouth of an inspired apostle,his un inhabit, is very great. Yet it is a limited fore-knowledge. “Known smaller planet in the solar system. unto God are all his works froin The sun, the centre of this system, the beginning of the world.” The together with the planets, larger knowledge here ascribed to God, and smaller than the earth, of