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An Account of Miffionary Labors. | vicinities ; rode 707 miles, preach.
ed 56 times, attended 11 conferTHE Rev. Beriah Hotchkin ences, examined 14 persons for went on a Mission in the Summer church-membership, formed one of 1798, in the county of Onta- church, administered the facrario and its vicinities; was absent ment of the Lord's supper once, 58 days, rode 646 miles, and and baptized two adults, and 14 preached 41 Sermons.
children. The Rev. Joseph Badger, went In the Summer of 1800, the on a Mission, at the same time to Rev. David Perry labored 13 the Susquehannah country ; was
weeks in the western country, absent 90 days, rode 935 miles, rode 1200 miles, preached 106 preached 67 times, formed one times, attended 7 religious conchurch, administered the Lord's ferences, administered the Lord's Supper once, admitted 2 members fupper 3 times, collected one into the church, and baptized 12 church, baptized 26 persons, and children.
taught from house to house. The Rev. Joseph Avery went In the Summer of 1800, the on a Mission in the Summer of Rev. Nathaniel Turner served as 1799, to the county of Ontario ; a Missionary 8 weeks, in the State was absent 13 weeks, rode 1026 of Vermont ; rode 770 miles, miles, preached 45 fermons, at- preached 58 times, attended 3 tended 32 religious conferences, church meetings and three conformed one church, attended the ferences ; baptized 11 persons, examination of 44 persons for ad-formed one church, and affifted mission to the churches, admitted in uniting two small churches in 16 into churches, baptized 10 adult persons, and 45 children. At the same time, the Rev.
In the Fall of 1799, he spent 13 Timothy Woodbridge served as a weeks on a Mission to the county Missionary 8 weeks, to the West of Ontario and its vicinities; of Lake George, from whose preached 50 fermons, attended journal it appears, that he rode 28 religious conferences, and 8421 miles, preached 33 times, church meetings ; gathered one made 17 family visits, formed one church, examined 6 persons for church, administered the Lord's admiffion to the churches, admit- fupper once, and baptized 7 chilted 9 members, baptized 29 per dren. fons, and administered the facra Mr. Woodbridge, the winterfolment of the Lord's fupper 3 lowing, performed 12 weeks more times.
of miflionary service, in the fame In the beginning of the year country, rode 435 miles, preach1800, Mr. Abid Jones, a candi- ed 49 times, made ten family vifdate preacher, spent 4 weeks in its and 3 school visits, and baptithe county of Ontario ; preach zed one child. ed 24 sermons, attended several In the winter of 1801, Mr. conferences, and performed other Abiel Fones ferved 8 weeks in the Millionary labors.
western country, rode 300 miles, The Rev. Samuel Fuller, in the and preached 36 sermons. beginning of the year 1800, serv In the summer of 1801, Rev. ed 12 weeks in the counties of Aaron Bascom performed a million Onondaga, Cayuga, and their of 12 weeks in the weltern parts
of the State of New York, rode | Mr. Porter and Mr. Harrower 861 miles, visited 159 families, have been or now are employed baptized 7 persons, attended 4 in Luzerne county and parts adconferences, visited 8 schools, for- joining ; Mr. Perry in Genesee ; med one church, and preached and Mr. Worcefter in the North 102 sermons.
of Vermont. In addition to these millionaries,
A Statement of the Funds of the Congregational Misionary Society, orig
inated in the Counties of Berksbire and Columbia, and the expenditures of the Funds, from July 1798, 10 September 1801.
Account of Monies received by tbe Treasurer.
Feb. Received entrance money from sundry members,
Contribution from the people in Spencertown,
Contribution from Green-River,
Contribution from New-Lebanon,
A contribution from WeftStockbridge,
On a subscription for printing the Constitution, &c. 1799. May. A contribution from Middlefield,
A contribution from Chefter,
A contribution from Green River,
From Rev. Jofeph Badger, collected on a million,
From Rev. Jacob Avery, collected on a mission, 1800. Jan. A contribution from Sheffield,
From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, Vermont,
Annual due of two members,
A contribution from Richmond,
A contribution from Spencertown,
John Stevens, deceased,
Entrance monies and annual dues from members, 1801. Jurc. A contribution from Sheffield,
A contribution from Stockbridge,
D. 15 39 2
A contribution from Goshen, Mafl.
hannah and Chenango, his pulpit being supplied by
neighboring ministers, Aug. to Sept. 1799. Paid Rev. Beriak Hotchkin for 8 weeks miflion
to the county of Ontario,
Paid Roffeter & Willard for printing the constitution, 1799. May to Sept, Paid Rev. Jofeph Avery for 12 weeks Million to
the county of Ontario, &c. his pulpit being supplied by
ty of Ontario, his pulpit being supplied,
county of Ontario,
of Ontario and its vicinities,
works of Rev. John Stevens, deceased,
and its vicinity, his pulpit being supplied,
westward of Lake George,
mont, his pulpit being supplied,
to the westward of Lake George,
A hint to wealthy Chriflians. heralds of the everlasting gospel
HE following thoughts are to new and distant fettlements and T
not addressed to cold, for- among the savage tribes. The mal or hypocritical professors, harvest truly is plenteous but the but to those who love our Lord laborers are few. And what proJesus Chrift in fincerity, who have vision is made to increase their the same mind which was in him, number? Are there not pious who have his Spirit dwelling in youth of good genius, who long them, who know in a measure for an education that they may the terrors of the Lord, the worth be prepared to go forth in the ferof immortal souls, who have tafted vice ? But alas, they want the that the Lord is gracious and who means—they have no ability to have some zeal for the advance. defray the expense. And to ment of the Redeemer's kingdom send forth raw, undisciplined in the world.
troops in this arduous service You cannot be insensible, dear would tend to fink the estimation and respected brethren, how high- of the ministry and injure the cause. ly you are favored.
You, Chriftian gentlemen, are tion with an abundance of the furnished with the means of nurgood things of the present life, turing these promising youth for you have also bestowed upon you the noble purpose. And in the the unspeakably richer blessings name of our adorable and benevof the covenant of grace. Under olent Jesus who for you fakes bean affecting sense of the manifold came poor that ye through his. blessings your heavenly Father poverty might be rich, can a porhath conferred upon you, you tion of your property be approhave doubtless been led individu- priated to a more benevolent and ally to adopt the language of the important use ? From the mind Pfalmift and make the grateful which was in Christ and the spirit enquiry, “ What shall I render of his gospel, have you not reason to the Lord for all his benefits to to conclude that such an approme ?” Disposed also to reply in priation would meet his warmest the language of the same devo- approbation? And would it not tion, “I will take the cup of fal- entitle you to a reward in the vation and call on the name of the great day, better than thousands Lord,” it is hoped the hint fug- of gold and filver? In this way gested in these lines will not be un. how many friends may you make acceptable to you.
to yourselves of the mammon of Taking the cup of salvation unrighteousness, that when ye fail yourselves, surely you will with to they may receive you into everpledge your fellow creatures with lasting habitations. the same, and to this end, with a Suppofing one of you should fervent importunity calling on the select a youth and charge yourself name of the Lord, you will feel with his education for the gospel it incumbent upon you to make ministry, and your inventory should exertions according to the ability in confequence be one thousand with which you are furnished by dollars less, would you have any a bountiful providence.
reason to regret the expenditure Thro' the kind ordering of the when several thousands yet regreat head of the church provifionis mained for your heirs ? Behold made and making for sending forth the dear youth the object of your
benevolence through your instru- turned from a miffion of 4 months mentality rendered capable of do- to the northern parts of Vermont. ing service to mankind of more The Rev. James W. Woodvalue than many thousands ! Hear ward, soon after his ordination, him express his gratitude to you entered on a mission to the southhis noble benefactor, and renderern counties in the western part of thanks and praife to that gracious New-York, and the northern God who put it into your heart. counties in Pennsylvania. If his labors beftated, see a The Rev. John Willard, jun. church built up under his minif has lately commenced a missionary try, or if itinerant, behold one tour to the new settlements on congregation after another hang- Connecticut River in the itates of ing upon his lips, numbers awa Vermont and New Hampthire ; kened to a sense of their perishing and the Rev. Samuel Leonard to condition, made acquainted with the northern counties of Vermont. the glorious gospel and led to put The other missionaries now in their trust in Jesus! Imagine the service of the Missionary Sothyself where indeed thou wilt ciety of Connecticut, are Rev. shortly be, in the presence of thy Mesirs. Badger and Chapman in glorious Redeemer above, sur. New-Connecticut ; Rev. S. Wil. rounded with these happy fouls, 4 lifton in the western counties of accompanied by the honored and New-York; Rev. 7. Bufenell happy instrument of their con either in New-York state or Ver. version, foitered and raised up by mont, and Rev. W. F. Miller thy benevolent hand ; must it not in the northern part of New. afford thy pious heart the most York west of Lake Champlain. exquisite satisfaction? Canft thou conceive of any way in which an appropriation of a portion of thy
POETRY. property with the divine blefling, may turn to better account?
Or if the expense be thought too heavy for thee as an indivi.
The Lord's-day Morning. dual, induce one or more of thy WELE
CELCOME bright Morn, with Christian brethren in similar cir- which saw our blefied Lord arile,
giad surprise, cumstances, to unite with thee and And leave the prison of the tomb, so jointly carry into effect the 'To rise to realms to us unknown. grand delign.
2. Triumpbant thought, bleft Jesus rose, As you supremely love the And trampled o'er his cruel focs ; Lord Jesus Christ and would wish He brake the bands of death in twain, to approve yourselves to him as He lives and shall forever reign. faithful stewards, be intreated, dear 3. He sends his blessed Spirit down, brethren, to take the subject into To fit us for a glorious crown ; your serious confideration, and Enlightening grace he freely gives, let a word to the wise be sufficient.
The finner looks to him and lives.
Forever may I sing his fame;
Ict time more fwistly glide along,
That I may join the Heavenly Song. The Rev. Alex. Gillet lately re
TACITUS. Donation to tbe Missionary Society of Conneticut. Obadiah Gore of Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, 3 Dous 38 Css.
COMMUNICATED AS ORIGINAL.