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spend a part of that wealth which something uncommon impressed divine Providence has bestowed their minds, and influenced them upon them.
(to give attention to the word ; Last winter the Rev. Solomon tho' perhaps no special influences Morgan went on a mission of nine - might operate among them. In weeks to the north-western part of those towns where the spirit of Vermont. He preached go fer. God operated the last season, the mons, attended 6 conferences, ad awakening appeared on the demitted 5 persons into churches, cline. However a precious fruit and conversed with many people remains. The people flocked under serious concern of mind. to meeting ; and I had a numTo him as well as to other Miffi- ber of folemn, affecting interonaries much gratitude was ex. ( views with them. Many repreffed by the fteady, judicious gretted their deftitute fituation, part of the inhabitants, for the ex. • and wished for good faithful ertions made in Connecticut in minifters to break the bread of support of missions to the new set • life to them and their children. tlements.
They expressed their gratitude The Rev. Alexander Gillet, in to the benevolent people of the course of the year, performed Connecticut, for their liberal cona mission of 16 weeks, in the tributions for the support of mifftate of Vermont. The follow- fions ; to the Missionary Sociing is extracted from his journal : ety ; to the Board of Trustees ; • In this tour J have rode about 6 and to myself for my visit and ? 1050 miles ; visited about 50 labors among them; and they • towns ; preached 1 20 fermons- begged the continuance of milli• in the counties of Rutland, Ad- onary favors. • dison, Chittendon, Franklin, “ I could not but remark, that « Orleans and Caledonia ; and " the state of those settlements generally after lecture made a which I visited, is in general • number of folemn observations much bettered from what it was • to enforce the truth dispensed, in my missionary tours in the • which appeared to have a good years 1797 and 1798. The • effect. I have attended a num good effects of missionary exer: • ber of conferences ; examined • tions are clearly visible. Be• and admitted in persons into • fides the late revival of religion • church communion; baptized 4 in sundry places, a sense of the « adults and 30 children ; and ad. importance of the gospel has, • ministered the Lord's supper 5 within a few years, greatly in| times, besides visiting the fick, &c. «creased. The inhabitants appear
“ I have generally been receiv • much more sensible of the falu« ed with kindness, and treated tary tendency of the Mission• with respect, as a minister of ary Societies to reform selfish • Christ. The people collected man. • beyond expectation to attend “ In several towns they are de« lectures on week days ; and they firous of settling ministers; and • in general met on the fabbath. ' in others are prevented by an
“ In most of the places where I unhappy disunion in sentiment preached, a certain folemnity and by the influence of false
appeared on the countenances of teachers. Hence the manifest • the assembly, indicating that importance of sending good, able
be saved or whether they shall per- , per has been, in numerous inftanish. Befides, this will do such ho- ces, administered to large bodies nor to Christianity and to the fin- of Christians, and their hearts cerity of its professors, and exhibit have been made glad in the Lord. such a consistency of character, as The fabbath has been fan&ified otherwise could never have been in families, in congregations and done. A consciousness of this, through considerable tracts of will give to those who have pray-country, where otherwise it would ed, « Thy kingdom come, and have been profaned and forgotten thy will be done on earth as it is had it not been for the faithful in heaven," and have employed labors of Missionaries. The fanctheir money, labors and infuencetuary of the Lord is honored, and for its advancement, a pleasure his worship devoutly attended, in life and death, which no wealth, where otherwise he would have no worldly confiderations nor en. been forgotten. The hearts of joyments could ever afford. Will many thousands have been made not this, through the merits and glad ; mourners have been inmerty of the Redeemer, give a itructed, comforted and edified ; lustre to their crown, and joy to the heart of the mournful widow their hearts forever in his presence, and of the fatherless have been which no language can describe made to fing, and thanksgivings, nor heart conceive ?
in great abundance, have redoundFrom the accounts exhibited in ed unto the name of the Lord. this and the preceding narratives, The missionary business has now it appears, that for a term of a obtained a confiftency and regubout ten years, the gospel has larity, and by the incorporation of been preached, through the influ- the Trustees of the society, such ence and charity of the people of a stability is given to it, and such this state, to the new and vacanta foundation is laid for its exsettlements forming in the wilder- tenfive future usefulness as it never ness, through an extent of coun- before enjoyed. These circumtry larger than all New-England : itances, with the smiles of divine That many churches have been Providence, which have so manigathered unto Jesus Chrift; that festly attended the cause from its a foundation has been laid, by the commencement, the Trustees im. Missionaries, for the formation of agine, exhibit such motives for fuothers; and that through their la- ture charity and exertions, as will bors great additions have been powerfully influence all good peomade to several other churches ple, draw forth their charity into which were previously formed ; lively and practical exercise, enthat a large number of adults have gage their fervent and united received the Christian faith and prayers, their harmonious and been baptized by them, besides vigorous exertions to support, and hundreds of children. Miny more effectually to carry into exhundreds, in a judgment of ra ecution, the charitable and noble tional charity, have been added deligns which they have so hapunto the Lord, among whom are pily begun. ?lumbers, who once were the most John TREADWELL, Chairman. bitter and violent opposers of the Palled by the Board of Trustees, gospel, and of all the benevolent January 6th, 1803. lefigns of the Missionary Society. | Atteit, Abel Flint, Secretary,
'he sacrament of the Lord's sup.
A STATEMENT OF THE FUNDS OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY
ACCOUNT of Monies contributed in the several Congregational Societies
in the State of Conne&icut, for the support of Miffions, on the firs Sabbath in May 1802, pursuant to a Resolve of the General Asema bly of faid State, paffed May 1801. HARTFORD COUNTI. Hamden, Mount Carmel,
20 East Plains,
6 Hartford, North Society, 81 Milford, First Society,
33 13 South Do.
20 24 West Division,
19 30 Berlin, Kensington,
13 47 Oxford, New Britain,
27 59 | Wallingford, First Society, 4 59 Worthington,
4 34 Bristol, Cambridge,
22 62 | Waterbury, First Society, 13 38 West Britain,
IZ 25 East Hartford, First Society, 39
Middlebury, Orford, 28 60! Woodbridge, Amity, East Windsor, First Society, 15 35
4 Second Do. 10 46 Wolcott, Enfield,
10 50 Farmington, First Society, Northington,
36 29 Granby, Salmon Brook,
6 Hartland, Eaft Society, 8.51 Colchester, West Chester, West Do,
Marlborough, Southington, 26 56 | Franklin,
II 27 Suffield, First Society, II 13 | Lisbon, Newent,
4 79 Symíbury, First Society, 15 95 | Lyme, First Society,
10 38 Weft Symsbury,
47 Windsor, First Society, 18 16 Stonington, First Society, 7 50 Wintonbury, 15
Fairfield, First Society,
12 New-Haven, West Society,
Green's Farms, Branford, First Society, 22 75 | Danbury, First Society, North Branford, 5 3
4 66 Chesoire, First Society,
Greenwich, First Society, 38 65 Columbia, 6 Huntington, Ripton,
14 59 Derby, First Society,
New Stratford, 7
8 69 New Fairfield, First Society, 77 Guilford, First Society,
8 61 East Guilford, 947 Norwalk, First Society, North Do.
16 17 | Reading,
II 3L 18 65
Stamford, First Society,
South Britain, 14 15 Stratford, First Seciety,
8 Torrington, Firft Society, 25 Stratfield,
25 54 Weston, Wilton,
§ 89 | Washington, First Society, 27 33 North Fairfield, 10 69
New Preston, IS IT Watertown,
25 52 278 44 Winchester,
20 WINDRAM COUNTY.
719 89 Anford, First Society,
10 88 Westford,
7 66 Brooklyn,
3 17 Canterbury, Westminster,
12 40 Hampton, 31 13 Chatham, First Society,
9 34 Lebanon, First Society, 54 70
Middle Haddam, 4 43
21 34 Goshep,
East Haddam, First Society, 14 35 Exeter, 9 25
Millington, Mansfield, First Society, 23
Hadlyne, 9 North Do.
9 90 Killingworth First Society, 5 Plainfield,
North Do. Pomfret, First Society, 8 50 Saybrook, First Society, Abington,
Second Do. 78 38 Thompson,
Third Do. Woodstock, First Society, 9 95
7 17 Muddy Brook, 14 9
167 % 255 4
9 Barkhempsted, First Sociсty 6 66 Coventry, First Society, Bethlem,
II 37 Canaan, First Society,
16 North Do. 12 80 Ellington,
13 51 Gofhen,
9 35 Harwington, 22 50 Somers,
16 76 Kent,
17 43 Stafford, First Society, New Hartford,
Weft Stafford, Norfolk, 70 Willington,
4 35 Plymouth,
12 89 Roxbury,
13 78 Salisbury,
15 84 55
FUNDS of the Society arifing from other sources than the Contrilo
tions in May 1802.
Donations by fundry persons unknown, and fundry friends to
Miffions, viz. Jan. 4. A Friend of missions, 25.
Do. Do. Feb. 19.
Do. Do. of New-Hartford,
A friend of Millions, of Milford.
Do. of New-Haven,
31. Do. Do. of Hebron, June
Do. 26. Do. Do. VOL. III. No. 9.