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prayer meetings are established on board of vessels in this port. “We have,” say the board of managers of the “ Nero-York Bethel Union,” a standing committee to provide vessels on board of which to hold meetings. If a vessel is procured for Monday evening, notice thereof is given to the Chairman of the Mooday evening committee, whose duty it then is to cause the Bethel flay to be boisted at mast-head during the day; the signal-lantern at night; to notify his co-members; who may also invite such other friends as may be thought necessary to assist in conducting the exercises of the evening." These meetings have been generally well attended, and, it is believed, much good bas been done. Success attend every such effort to convert our ships into houses of prayer, and our seamen into temples of the Holy Ghost !

The proceedings of the “United Foreigo Missionary Society,” are amply detailed in the American Missionary Register; from which it appears that ihe Osage Mission, is likely to succeed, though it is to be feared that the war which has been declared between the Cherokees and Osages, will retard the operations of the Society. The Mission family, have formed themselves into a church, confirmed their union, and renewed their covenant by partaking of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

GREAT OSAGE MISSION.

Here we

Extract of a letter from Miss Wooley to her Mother.

Mission Boats, Aug. 8, 1821. May the Lord direct my pen, and enable me to speak of his goodness; for truly his goodness and inercy have followed us all our way. He hatb not dealt with us according to our iniquities, but in his great loving-kindness hath he watched over us for good. Most of the family enjoy comfortable health. Although a pumber are feeble, yet no raging fever burns their sickly frame. The most infirm are able to walk abroad; our spirits are good, and our prospects are flattering.

We entered the Osage river on the 29th of June; and on the first of July, we met on one of its banks for Divine worship. Our Sanctuary, formed by the God of nature was grand and sublime. We assembled under a large shelving rock, sufficiently extensive to shelter a thousand persons from tbe peltings of the storm, or to shadow them from the scorching rays of the sun. met with only one white family, the last we expect to see on our way to the Indian settlement.

On the 2d of August, we arrived at Chateau's Establishment. Here, for the first time, we saw Osage Indians. We were politely received by Wah-top-eyah, a warrior of distinction, who had been left here to give to the chiefs in. formation of our arrival. When three of the brethren, who had gone forward, approached the Indian huts, tbis warrior marched out with an air wbich would not have disgraced royalty. He took the Missionaries by the band, and bade them a cordial welcome. He then walked down to the river, and welcomed the whole family to the territory of his nation.

At this place, we found many of the Osage Indians. Their appearance is most interesting. Their cleanliness much surprised us. We could not but love their children, some of whom were neatly dressed, while others were entirely destitute of clothing. One of the India's said he had two children, and he would send them to school, and when tbey became white-men, he would come and live with us, and be a white-inan too.

In the course of the afternoon, we moved up the river about a mile. Wahtoneyah accompanied us, took a seat at our table, and conducted bimself with propriety. On the 3d, we rested, while the brethren examined the land. On the 4th, we moved up the stream until we were arrested by the shoals. On the 6th, the brethren took a more exteosive view of the land, and found a sitvation about four miles distant by land, and eight or ten by water, with which they are highly pleased.

Some of the brethren are now employed in erecting a store-house on the scite just mentioned, while others are conveying goods thither in a skiff. Brothers Newton and Bright have gone to the Missouri river for horses, oxen, cows, &c. We are within 80 miles of Fort Osage, to which all letters for our family should in future be directed. The Osage chiefs and warriors bave not yet returned from their sunmer's bunt. They are expected soon, and on their return a Council will be immediately held. -American Missionary Register.

The following is an extract of a letter from Bishop M-Kendree, dated Lezinge

ton, Kentucky, September 28, 1821. The Missionary business, in the Obio Conference, promises a reward for our labour and expences. We have sent on a Missionary family to carry the school into effective operation."

By a letter from Rev. Ebenezer Brown, it appears there is a gracious revival of religion in Middlebury, Vermont. He says, “ The most hardened offenders came to the altar last Tuesday evening seeking forgiveness, and desiring an interest in the prayers of God's people. It was an awful time. I never witnessed so mighty a revelation of the power of God; and yet the most perfect order prevailed, and all was solemn as the house of death! Indeed order and solempity characterize every meeting for the public worship of God. About fifty have been added to our church since my residence here, one of which is the high-sheriff of the county.'

* Obituary.

Died in Stratford, Vermont, March About 10 o'clock on Thursday, he 8, 1821, in the 36th year of his age, observed, "I have failed fast since Rev. Salmon Wiochester. He was sun down. I shall not probably live born of respectable parents, io West- to the risiog of another sun. Five days moreland, Nov. 11, 1785. When about ago I was as likely to live as any of you; sixteen, through the instrumentality but God, in His wise Providence has of the Methodist ministry, be was seen fit to afflict me, and I hope I brought to the knowledge of the truth; fully acquiesce in it. I wish I could and he ever after maintained the char- say, my work is done and well done." acter of a pious, consistent Christian. (By this remark he appeared to allude Evinciog an ardent desire for the sale to the time of his location.) “Yet, vation of souls, and a talent for useful. blessed be God, I can say that for six ness in the ministry, he received li- years I have had an unshaken confi. cense, first as a Local Preacher, and dence in God, and bave been striving in 1815 he joined the travelliog minis- to do good. Tam now ready to be offer try, and was stationed on Ashburnbam ed-i have finished my course; I have circuit: In 1816 on Tolland : In 1817 kept the faith. Henceforth there is he was admitted into full connexion; laid up for me a crown of righteous. ordained deacon, and again stationed ness. Many other passages of scripon Tolland circuit. lo 1818, he trav- ture be repeated. elled Vershire circuit: and in 1819, He then gave a charge to his disbe was ordained elder, and appointed consolate wife and children, giving again to Vershire. In 1820, for rea- them his blessing, and exhorting them sons which he thought sufficient to jus. to faithfulness. In this happy frame tify him, he discontinued from travel. of mind his soul took its departure into ling, and received from the Confer- a world of spirits, and, we doubt not, eoce a location. Being, however, dis. resta from labour, in the bosom of God. satisfied in his present state, with a Much might be justly said in favour view to join the Conference again, he of his character. "But suffice it to say, re-commenced travelling on Vershire that, in all his exterior deportment, circuit, but did not, on account of ill he displayed the virtues of the Chrishealth, re-enter the Conference. tian, the husband, the father, the mem

In his sickness, he exhibited, in a ber of civil and religious society, and, very eminent degree, the virtues pe. after bis exaltation to the ministry, he culiar to the Christian, holding an un- evinced his divine call by the manner, wavering confidence in God, and a and the success with which be disfirm hope of immortality; and when charged his ministerial duties. Neiassured that his restoration to bealth ther were the inward tempers of his was hopeless, he said, “If I were alone mind less amiable in the estimation of in the world,' I could die with ease- bis intimate acquaintance, than his but my family." He, however, calm- external conduct was correct. In a ly resigned them into the hands of his word, he enjoyed communion with God, while he committed his own soul God, and in that communion be died. to the care of his great Redeemer.

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An account of the Life and Conversion from Memoir of Mr. Stephen Butler,

165
Heathenism to Christianity, of GEORGE Memoir of Rev. John Pitts,

205
NADORIS DE SILVA, SAMARA MAHA Memoir of Rev. Samuel Parker,

245
NAYEKA, late a Budhist Priest in the Observations on the character and death of
Island of Ceylon. (Concluded.)
11 Dr. Johnson,

287
A Short Memoir of Alba Beckwith,
49 Memoir of Rev. Richard Emery,

325
Memoir of Lewis Andrews,

91, 128 Account of Rev. Aurora Seager, 367, 406, 449

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SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATED.

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Illustration of Ecclesiastes iii, 1-8.

18 Remarks on 1 Cor. vii. 36.
Illustration of some passages of Sacred Scrip- Observations on Exod. xxxiv 21.

ture, from the manner in which the fle- Illustration ot Hebrews i. 3.
brews used their active verbs,

97 Illustration of Luke xxiii. 45.
Illustration of Hebrews xi. 1.

133 Illustration of Matt. xxvii. 54.
A Paraphrase upon Romans x.

172 On the Longevity of the Antediluvians,
Illustration of John i. 18.

208 On the charming of serpents,
On the Authenticity of the Scriptures, 247

248
298
331
371
- 412

ib.
455

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD DISPLAYED.

The proofs of tbe Being of a God, from the Account of a Lion and Lioness

249
manifestation of design in the whole of ex- Account of a Pile of Serpents,

250
ternal nature,
21 Account of an Ant-ltill,

251
On the distance of the Fixed Stars,

51 Remarks on the Surface of the Globe, 299
Manifestation of Divine Justice in the death Sagacity of a Dog,

332
of Mrs. H. A.

52 Remarkable instance of attachment in a bird, ib.
Description of the Volcano at Cotopaxi, 100 The Crocodile,

373
Strong affections of a Bear,
173 Account of a Volcano in the sea,

457
Awful visitation of a profane swearer, 209

THE GRACE OF GOD MANIFESTED.

Memoir of Charles Newman,
24, 56 Sally Agard,

993
Account of Mrs. Jane Jeffs,
185, 177 Memoir of Mrs. Dolson,

374, 413
Conversion of M. S. I-
210 The Converted Jew,

378
A short account of the Life and Death of Mrs. Sketch of the life and death of Mrs. Akers, 459

MISCELLANEOUS.

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Consistency of Character,
63 ministry,

220
Time,

67 Extract from Hannah More's Moral Sketches, 222
Farther observations on Consistency of Cha- Anecdote,

ib.
racter, · 103, 139, 182, 214, 253, 300, 383, 419 Benefit of embracing religion in youth, 257
The importance of Female Improvement 107 « Reviewer” Reviewed,

258, 306, 338
Account of Richard Williams,
142 Account of the city of Rome,

266
A prevailing and poxious error detected, 145 A Letter to a young preacher,

269
Anecdote,

146 The benefits of constant communion with
Short account of Mrs. Scott,
187 God,

836
Shaking Quakers,

218 On the Right Use of Words, 380, 417, 466
Caves,
219 Extract of a Letter from Miss S.

381
Importance of study to a candidate for the On Family Religion,

468

RELIGIOUS AND MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.

278

Short sketches of revivals of religion among

Letter from J. Goudsell to Rev. P. P. Sandthe Methodists in tbe Western Country, 28

ford,

233 Account of the work of God in Edisto Dis. Annual Report of the Missionary Society, 235 trict, Soutb-Carolina, 35 Address of Bishop George,

276 Extract of a Letter from R. L. Edwards to Report of the Female Missionary Society, the Editors, 36 The New York Conference,

279 An Extract from “The Report of the Wesley- Short Sketches of revivals of religion among an Methodist Missionary Society.” S8, 73, 111, 147 the Methodists in the Western Country, Revival of the Work of God in Fountain- Report of the American Bible Society, 312 Head Circuit,

69 Account of the Work of God on New-River Revival of Religion in Wellfleet, 78 Circuit,

345 Account of the Work of God in New Hamp

Revival of the work of God in Rhinebeck, shire District, 109 New-York,

S49 St. Domingo, 114, 152, 199 State of Religion in Upper Canada,

$51 Pormation of a Tract Society at Nantucket, 117 Nunber of Methodists,

$53 Formation of Missionary Societies in South, Letter by Dr. A Clarke,

355 Carolina, 118 Letter from Wm. T. Alvis,

957 A Letter from J. Young to W. Alvis, 119 Account of a Camp-Meeting held on LongRevival of religion in Carter's Valley Circuit, 158 Island, New-York, Commencement of the great revival of reli- Revival of the Work of God in Savannah, gion in Kentucky and Tennessee, in 1799, 189 Georgia,

S91 Account of the work of God in Nashville Dis.

Account of Camp-Meetings in Illinois, trict, 191 Summary of Religious Intelligence,

$94 Progress of the work of God in Penobscot Account of the Baptist Missionary Society, 39 and Vermont Districts, in the bounds of Extract from American Missionary Register, SS New-England Conference,

195, 196 Anniversary of the Wesleyan Methodist Mis. Revival of religion in Pittsburgh, Peon. 197 sionary Society, State of the British Missions in America, 200 Progress of Religion in Alabama,

433 Short Sketches of revivals of religion among Religion in France,

434 the Methodists in the western country, 223, 271 Rise and progress of Methodism in Savannah, 433 Revival of Religion in New-llaven,

228 Account of the work of God in Welldeet Revival of Religion in Providence, R. I. 231

Circuit,

475 Account of the work of God in New-London Summary of Religious Intelligence,

478 District,

232 Great Osage Mission,

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Humanity's Gem,

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80 Old Age,
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