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doubt, others came privately, desirous, the directors will hail it as a happy sig like Nicodemus, to avoid public notice. nal that the day of grace is beginning to
Besides these lectures, Mr. Frey bas dawn on this people, and that any suc been frequently engaged in preaching, cess which may already have attended both on the Lord's day, and in the week, the ministry of Mr. Frey, will prove to be to large and attentive auditories in vari- like the first drops which bring on the ous places of worship; and on these oc. abundant shower : they would have now casions also some of his brethren have urged, especially upon the ministers of usually attended. He holds every Friday of the gospel who are present at this air evening in his own apartment, a meeting niversary, this great and important duty, of prayer for the conversion of the Jews, had they not the opportunity, which they which has been attended with the pre- embrace with far greater pleasure, of te sence and blessing of the God of Abra. ferring them to the public address which ham
will shortly be delivered on this subject, Although his ministry was more im- by one of their highly respected brethren. mediately directed to his own nation, "The directors have now presented to yet, through the sovereign blessing of the society a general statement of its conGod, it has apparently been useful to cerns. The benevolent heart will con others. There is ground to believe that template with gratitude and satisfaction, several sinners from among the Gentiles that by the blessing of God in its humble have been converted, and others estab- exertions, the dark and awful aspect of lished in the truth as it is in Jesus, who the heathen world has been already in were before wavering, and on the bor- some small degree brightened: here and ders of infidelity; whilst true believers in there a few missionary stations are estab Christ have been edified and strengthen- lished, from which the waters of life are ed in the faith and hope of the gospel. beginning to flow for the healing of It has been attended also with a benefi- the nations; but their salutary streads cial effect on some of the children of Is- have as yet reached a very little way. rael: it is ascertained that it has exci- Waste places, vast and immeasurable, ted a spirit of inquiry among them, and surround them, in which the seed of the produced in many, a doubt, whether Je. gospel has never yet been sown, nor have sus may not really be the Messiah pro. they been penetrated by the fertilizing mised to their fathers. Several are be. beams of the sun of righteousness. Alas, come inquirers after the truth, and a few, how little has been done for the advance it is hoped, have already been brought ment of our Redeemer's kingdom, and to the true knowledge of Jesus Christ how immense the empire over which his the Lord.
great adversary still holds an undisturbThese circumstances the directors con ed possession ! sider as intimations of the divine appro Regretting the languor of their zeal, bation, and are encouraged thereby to and the feebleness of their past exer proceed in this work. Many and great tions, and relying on superior influences, are the difficulties which oppose its suc- the directors will now look to the means cess, and they feel their need of the as. by which they hope to be enabled to car sistance of divine wisdom at every step. ry on this spiritual warfare with more It is their design to employ every suita- energy and effect into the dominions of ble means within their reach to attract the enemy. the attention, and promote the instruc. It affords them much satisfaction to tion of this people; and judging that it state, that an increasing disposition to may be of great use to the Jews, not engage in the labours of a missionary, only in this kingdom, but on the conti- has been manifested since the last anninent also, that a series of essays should versary, which they consider as an intibe circulated among them, tending to es- mation of the gracious designs of God to tablish the authority and excellency of render this institution more extensively the christian dispensation as the consume useful. In the seminary at Gosport there mation and perfection of the Jewish, are now fourteen students, some of whom they have unanimously requested the are likely to strengthen the stations al. performance of this great service from ready formed, some will be qualified to the Rev. Greville Ewing, of Glasgow, preach the gospel in the French lan and have the pleasure to announce that guage, and some among those nations on he has kindly consented to undertake it. the continent in which its light has been Whenever the spirit of prayer shall be obscured for ages; and there are besides poured out on the christian church in be- some within their reach, who appear like. haif of the Jews, in a much more emi- ly to be suitable for extending the work nent degree than it has hitherto been, of God among the Jews. There seems therefore a coincidence in the qualifica. In August, 1805, Captain Wickes betions of these young men, with the occur. ing in London, the committee sent by rences of providence, and the aspect of him to the care of Robert Ralston, esq. the world, as it respects both the hea. Philadelphia, a thousand guineas, to be then, the Jews, and the nations of Eu- remitted from thence in dollars to the rope where the pure gospel is buried un- brethren in India. On the captain's arrider the corruptions of antichrist, or re- val in America, he not only transacted jected through the prevalence of infideli. the business with Mr. Ralston, but enty. Each of these is a legitimate object deavoured by public advertisements to of this society, to which by the blessing promote a collection among the churches of God the directors will feel it their du- in that country, in order to augment the ty to attend, to the utmost extent of the sum. This object was liberally taken up means which may be committed to them, by many of the ministers in the United and in the proportions which correspond States, and collections were made in with their respective importance, and their congregations. We do not yet know with the constitution of the society. the exact amount of them; but whatever
They rely on the piety and zeal of the it may be, the generous conduct of our religious public for the production of the venerable friend, and of his countrymen, funds which may be adequate to the en- deserves our warmest acknowledgments. - larged scale of their operation ; and they In November last, the secretary receiv. do this with confidence, because the ob. ed a letter from Mr. Ralston informing ject in view is above all others dear to him that the dollars would be sent to Inevery christian heart. It is the advance. dia in the spring; that captain Wickes ment of the kingdom, and the manifesta. would shortly sail in a vessel of his for tion of the glory of their lord and redeem- Holland; after which he would touch at er, on the theatre of this world, in which England, in his way to Bengal, and that he was crucified. The accomplishment of if we had any persons or goods to send by this object is secured in the purposes and him, he would take them free of charge promises of God, and he has been plea- to the society as to passage or freightage. sed to sanction the endeavours of his ser. The society having two young men on vants to promote it in an eminent degree probation, Mr. Chater, and Mr. Robinand in various ways. He has rebuked son, the committee thought it right to our unbelief by demonstrating that, in avail themselves of so favourable an opproportion to the sincere and well direct- portunity of sending them out. Mr. Cha. ed endeavours of his people, obstructions ter is a member of the baptist church at have been removed, and facilities increa- Middleton-Cheney, and of late a student sed. The peculiar character of the divine at Bristol academy. He has for some time dispensations in the present day-the im. had his heart set upon this work. Mr. portant changes under which a great Robinson is a member of the baptist church portion of the world is passing—the ra- at Olney, and was for some time under pidity with which the plans of providence the tuition of Mr. Sutcliff, but of late has appear to be advancing to a crisis; should been at Bristol at the expense of the all inspire the hearts of christians with society. new energy, to improve the occasions as On Saturday, March 8, Capt. Wickes, they are continually arising, and on the arrived in the Thames, in the ship Benruins of the kingdom of antichrist, as well as in heathen countries, to hasten The amount collected, principally in to lay the foundations of christian temples. Philadelphia, and remitted by Mr. Ral
Whilst the powers that are in Heaven are ston, was near 5000 dolls. Since this remit. shaken, and the foundations of the earth tance was made Mr. Ralston has receivare out of course, may He who is head over ed a letter from the Rev. J. Eckley of all things to the church, establish and per. Boston, (which we cannot insert for the petuate this institution, and condescend to want of room) stating that further and use it as an humbie line in that vast chain very liberal encouragement has been reof providential events, by which the great ceived for this object in Boston. Two ends of his wisdom and holiness shall be ef. thousand dollars are actually received, Jected, all enemies be put under his feet, and it is stated as altogether probable and the kingdoms of this world become the that another 200
that another 2000 will be contributed. kingdoms of our Lord and of his CHRIST. Among the contributors we notice the London, 15th May, 1806.
very uncommon liberality of Mr. Sales
bury and Mr. Phillips. The first gare From the “ Periodical Accounts of the Bap
200 dollars, the latter 500 dollars. Many tist Missionary Society."
will admire these examples of liberality, Proceedings of the Committee. but how many will follow then?
jamin Franklin. On Wednesday, the 12th, In the tract which good Mr. Carey pub. a public meeting was held at Mr. Hin- lished prior to his engaging in the me ton's place of worship at Oxford, for the sion, I remember he introduces Isaiah solemn designation of our young friends lx. 9. in proof that navigation and com to the work.
merce should become subservient to te At this meeting it was unanimously re- ligion. Truly we have seen the acco solved,
plishment of this already in a measure. 1. That the thanks of the society be I know not in what way to express the presented to Robert Ralston, of Philadel. gratitude of the Baptist missionary socie phia, esq. for his friendly attention to its ty, to the numerous friends who have as. interests, especially for his generous of- sisted it in America. The Lord reward fer in the present instance, of taking out them, and think upon them for good! the missionaries & goods free of expense. Capt. Wickes was well and very hap
2. That the thanks of the society be py in seeing his old friends in London, a presented also to Capt. Wickes, for his we were in seeing him. We have got a kind and numerous services in promo. good portrait of him. He took out it ting its designs.
sides our four young people, a young
woman from the London missionary Extract from a letter from the Rev. A. ciety, who is gone to be a companio Fuller, to a gentleman in this city. . a Mr. Lovelas, one of their mission
Kettering, 3d of Fune, 1806. in the east. Grace and peace be with you
my dear sir, and with your obliged and
ANDREW FULLER respecting the very liberal and brotherly exertions of yourself and friends on your Letter from the Res. Gideon Blactos side the Atlantic? To express our grate
Maryville, Fune 9th, 1806 ful acknowledgements seems too little; Rev. SIR, yet what more can I add, save that like
e that like A FEW days ago I visited my last David and the elders of Israel, I rejoice establishment in the Cherokee with you and bless the Lord that you The institution promises fair for have offered willingly, and with a perfect ness. It is now under the patronas heart. I trust what has been so offered very respectable man ofthehalt-b? is acceptable to God as well as to your is much interested in its success, a brethren in Europe and Asia, and will use every possible exertion for! turn to your account, and that of all tage. The small-pox has taken those dear christian ministers and people through the most of the sch who have helped forward the good work. ty-seven are returned, and !
What happiness does christianity pro- the school will shortly amount duce; and what a tendency is there in five. The plan of boardings every christian duty to unite the friends ferent from the other school of Jesus! We should not have known nor of the children are placed loved one another as we do, but for these of this half-breed, and tvo! exertions for his name. Our last intelli- lies in the neighbourhood of gence from India comes down as late as and quite convenient. They October 20, 1805, and you will find it in advantage of table ceremonly, Du print, in No. xv.p. 113–123. The Lord is ducted religiously in schoo more and more opening the hearts of his Inclosed is a statement on people in Britain to contribute. We make of the children as taken fro an annual collection in London. I have ter's day book.” Some very several times made it, but never till this pressions are making on t! spring collected above 400 pounds. This and his family, some full blo time the collection amounted to upwards and a negro or two in the neig of 800 pounds: Of all the nations upon All these are important, esp earth, I think it is the great duty of Bri- place tbey live. In the time tain and North America to disseminate i delivered in the school the gospel. We have more commerce pointing out the checks o with mankind, more gospel knowledge, and the miscries attendant more liberty, and more wealth, than per. course, the half-breed beca haps any other nations; and while we ed that he was obliged to are thus employed, or rather while there few minutes to refrain bis is amongst us a body of christians thus ciently to be in company. A employed, I have little or no apprehenwion of our falling a prey to the destroyer.
• Sce the fac simile
$ success, and will all-pox has taken its course most of the scholars: tweli
urned, and I apprehend shortly amount to eighir.
boarding is a little dit. her school. The whole are placed in the family 1, and two Indian fami ourhood of the school, lent. They have not the e ceremony, but are con
atement of the progress as taken from the mas.
ome very serious im. king on the half-breed ome full blooded Indians
in the neighbourhood. cant, es pecially in the De time of a discourse , School house, while decks of conscience,
tendant on a sinful d became so affect. iged to withdraw a
n his tears surf. vany. As soon as 16
discourse was ended, he carefully inter- fectual to the checking of moral disorder preted to the Indians the leading ideas of in our guilty world. inc whole sermon. (He has a remarkably With the highest esteem, I am, dear tenacious memory.) You will be able to sir, your's in the gospel of God's dear Son, form an idea of the state of his mind by
GIDEON BLACKBURN. the following circumstance.
Rev. Ashbel Green, D. D. A few days before I visited the school, 2 half-breed by the name of Vann, had killed a relation, I think a cousin, of this Extract of a letter from the county of man, who of course was called to sit in Oneida in the state of New York, dated council on the case, as it is a law among Sept. 10th 1806. Indians for the nearest of kin to be the On the 4th inst. the presbytery of avenger of blood, and it was thought he Oneida ordained Mr. George Hall of would have been obliged to have taken East-Haddam, Connecticut, to the work the satisfaction
of the gospel ministry, and installed him During my conversation with him I re. in the pastoral charge of the congrega. marked on the existence of an overruling tion of Cherry-Valley. The Rev. James providence, that we were constantly un- Southworth, of Bridgewater, made the der its immediate notice and subject to introductory prayer, artd gave the right its control. Said he, “I am now clearly hand of fellowship; the Rev. Samuel F. convinced of this, for two or three mi. Snowden, of New-Hartford, delivered the nutes before I left the council, it was un sermon; the Rev. James Carnahan of certain whether I should not have been Whitesborough, made the ordaining
to an act, which, according to prayer; the Rev. Joshua Knight, of my present convictions, might have caus. Sherburne presided, and gave the ed me future uneasiness, but it was charges to the minister and to the otherwise decided ; and, on my return, people; and the Rev. Andrew Oliver, meeting you at my house, with the vari. late of Pelbam, in Massachusetts, made ous circumstances which have taken the concluding prayer. place, all put together, convince me that It was observed by several persons prethere is a God, and that he overrules our sent, that the transaction was one of the affairs; and, from this peculiar case, I am most impressive and affecting which they more strongly convinced of it, than I have had ever witnessed: the circumstances ever been in all my life." All this was which contributed to render it such desaid with such fixed attention and so- serve notice. This congregation, tho' one lemnity as marked the feelings of a mind of the oldest west of Albany, had enjoyed, deeply penetrated by the truth.
but in a partial degree, the labours of a Just after the close of divine service minister of the gospel, and had been for s observed above) a principal man, a some time destitute: many unpromising
I blooded Indian, named Cheuhegua, un circumstances had discouraged, and der a conviction of duty, requested to be almost destroyed the hopes of the regularly married. Through the inter friends of religion in it. The prospect of preter, I explained the nature and obliga. having the gospel speedily and permawon of the rite, and solemnized it in a nently established among them became pain and expressive way: perhaps few daily more gloomy. The hand of Provi. es of the kind have occurred in Ame- dence seemed evidently to direct Mr.
where there were greater marks of Hall to this place, and in a surprising solemnity than on this occasion.
manner to concentre and increase the have evidence to believe that this strength of the congregation, and hap
hrst marriage of a full blooded pily to unite them in him. The recollec.
ich has ever been celebrated in tion of these particulars, with the suffer. lon. Some others are seriously re. ings endured by this settlement in its
infant state, during the war, which were d marriage become general, it seasonably brought into view in the course
ave a good tendency to reform of the exercises of the day, produced avage habits and customs of the strong and tender emotions. This was s as well as to increase and establish fully manifested, when the members of lies, and very much promote the congregation came forward, after
the exercises were concluded, to give small pox has been pretty fatal, their minister the riglit hand in token of mtroduction of vaccination has fellowship and affection. Aged men, the its career so far as it bas been fathers of the settlement, whose hair was • Oh, that the divine Redeem- gray with years, and in whose remen: make his precious blood as efa brance were revived afresli, thc diflicul.
flecting on the subject.
would have a good tende
tribe, as well
chastity and virtue.
but the introduction of vac
practised. Oh, that the divine R
ties, sufferings, and toils, which they had The ordinations above mentioned are undergone, but on whose minds an era confined to churches which from then of union, peace, and prosperity appeared agreement in doctrine and conformity in now to dawn, were unable to contain the worship, and spirit of discipline, may be feelings with which their hearts were considered as forming one denomination. full. This scene drew tears from the eyes Baptist churches likewise increase in of the spectators, as well as from those numbers; and an episcopal church which of both the ministers and people: even has a settled pastor, was consecrated on the most collected could scarcely refrain. the 7th inst. at Utica.
This ordination is the fourth which has occurred within the space of four On Tuesday the 23d of September months, in the presbyterian and congre- last, the presbytery of Oneida ordained gational churches in this part of the Mr. William Neill, a licenciate late of the country. In June, the Rev. Mr. Clark presbytery of New Brunswi
presbytery of New Brunswick, to the was ordained and installed in the town work of the gospel ministry, and insta of Milton, a few months previous to led him pastor of the congregation of which the Rev. Mr. Shadwick was instal. Cooperstown. The exercises were per led in another congregation in the same formed in the following order, and by the town. In July the Rev. Mr. Rich was following persons: The Rev. Andrev ordained and installed at Sangersfield. Oliver made the introductory prayer; the In August the Rev. Mr. Adams was Rev. James Carnahan delivered the same ordained and installed in a congre. mon, from Luke ïi. 34; the Rer. Joshua gation in Sherburne.
Knight presided and made the ordaining It is a subject of pleasing contempla- prayer; the Rev. George Hall gave the tion, and cause of lively gratitude to right-hand of fellowship; and the Ret God, that congregations are now for Samuel F. Snowden delivered the charges med, and supplied with pastors, in places to the minister and people, and made which but a few years since were a the concluding prayer. wilderness
ed from a small volume of Poems by Mr. Descends, a sweet engaging form,
And folly flies her chastening rod; RELIGION. .
She makes the humble contrite heart
A temple of the living God
The fainting traveller winds his way; Where bright celestial ages roll,
And tempt his wandering feet astray: She points the way and leads the soul
Welcome, thrice welcome, to his eye, At her approach the grave appears
The sudden moon's inspiring light, The gate of paradise restor'd; When forth she sallies through the sky, Her voice the watching cherub hears,
The guardian angel of the night! And drops his double-flaming sword Thus mortals, blind and weak, below Baptis'd with the renewing fire,
Pursue the phantom, bliss, in vain'; May we the crown of glory gain: The world's à wilderness of woe, Rise when the host of heaven expire, And life a pilgrimage of pain!
And reign with God, for ever reign.