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thanksgivings to God in their be the use of the Society 1163 Dolhalf, the pleasing expectation of lars 77 Cents, of which sum 27 their fidelity and good success. Dollars 58 Cents are now in the
The appropriations made for hands of the Committee of the the purchase of Books have been Trustees, ready to be delivered to carried into effe&t as far as circum- the Treasury, and the remainder ftances would admit of its being has been paid into the Treasury done advantageously for the So- and the Treasurer's receipts for ciety. One gross of Bibles, five the same are in the hands of the dozen of Janeway's Token for Committee ; 372 Dollars 14 Children, and thirty copies of the Cents are now due to the Society select Sermons lately published in and remain to be collected ; 432 this county have been purchased. Dollars 42 Cents are payable anAn impreffion has been made of nually in the month of January 1000 copies of Doddridge's Ad. for the fix following years ; 4130 dress to a Master of a Family, and Dollars 43 Cents are the total of the fame number of the Assem- amount of the subscriptions and bly's shorter catechism. Nine- contributions which have been teen copies of Dr. Lathrop's Ser made by pious and liberal benfacmon, entitled God's challenge to tors to the Society. Infidels, have been contributed. The infancy of the Inftitution Five hundred copies of the Trus- has not furnished time for the Sotees Instructions to the Missiona- ciety to realize the joyous fruits ries and their Address to the in- of their liberality in its happy efhabitants of the new settlements feets among their brethren of the have been printed: And Propo- New Settlements. But the rich fals are issued for reprinting Dr. blessings, which have been expeLathrop's four Sermons on the rienced, in various and distant remode and subjects of Christian gions by similar inftitutions of an Baptism, and his two Sermons en- earlier date, may well excite in titled Chrift's warning to his this Society pleasing and joyful churches to beware of false pro- hopes “ that the merciful Jesus, phets. Measures are also pursu- who hath shed his blood for fining to procure Doddridge's Rise ners, will acknowledge and bless and Progress of religion in the them also, in their fincere and arfoul, and Fuller's Gospel its own dent zeal to promote his kingwitness, that they may be ready dom in the salvation of immortal for distribution another season. souls.”
The Trustees have sent on for distribution by the hands of their Missionaries, fix dozen of Bibles,
Berkshire Missionary Society. five hundred of Doddridge's Ad ON the 21st of Sept. the dress to the Master of a Family, Missionary Society in the counties one thousand of the shorter Cat. of Berkshire and Columbia held echisms, five dozen of Janeway's their annual meeting at Pittsfield. Token for Children, fifteen of the The following officers were choSelect Sermons, nineteen of La- fen for the year ensuing, viz. Rev. throp’s God's Challenge to Infi- Ephraim Hudson, Pretident, the dels, and cighty of the Trustees Hon. Timothy Edwards, Esq. Instructions and Address. Vice-President, the Hon. Wil.
There have been collected for liam Walker, Esq. Treafurer, Rer.
COMMUNICATED AS ORIGINAL.
Alvan Hyde, Secretary, and Rev., western counties of New York, Oliver Ayer, Clerk.- The Rev. preached 43 fermons, attended 15 Dr. Stephen Weft, the Hon. Tim- conferences, baptized 26 children othy Edwards, Esq. the Rev. E- and 3 adults, administered the phraim Judson, the Hon. William Lord's supper twice, and admitWalker, Esq. the Rev. Thomas ted 11 persons to the communior Allen, Elijah Williams, Esq. the of churches. The journals of the Rev. Daniel Collins, Deacon John missions of Rev. Mesl’rs. Leonard Hall, the Rev. David Perry, Dea- and Wooster, in the northern councon Stephen Nash and the Rev. ties of Vermont have not yet been Alvan Hyde, Trustees.
received. From the report of the late The Missionaries uniformly tefboard of Trustees to the Society, tify, that the people in the new it appeared that they had employ- settlements are much disposed to ed the following Missionaries the attend religious meetings, and that last year, viz. the Rev. Samuel Missionaries were never more needLeonard two months in the north-ed, more cordially received, and ern counties of Vermont, and two better treated than at present. months in the western counties of New-York—the Rev. David Perry three months in the western counties of New York—the Rev. David Porter three months, and
POETRY. the Rev. David Harrower, nine weeks in the county of Luzerne in the state of Pennsylvania, and The spirit of prayer, and acceptance with the Rev. Benjamin Woofer three months in the north-western coun GOD supreme, whose piercing ties of New York, bordering on
fight, Lake Champlain.
Darts thro' the darkest shades of night; From the journal of the Rev.
Look down, with a propitious eye, Mr. Harrower, it appeared that while proftrate, at thy feet I lie. in performing his mission, he rode
2. Th' appointed bour of prayer is 459 miles, preached 40 fermons, But ftill my wand'ring thoughts would
comc, attended 10 conferences, and 2 roam ; church meetings, and visited more Sin has estrang'd my heart from thee, than 50 families. Rev. Mr. Por- | And guilt would from thy presence fice. ter rode 711 miles, preached 60
3. O'erwhelm'd, my boson swells serions, attended 14 conferences, with grief ; and 4 church meetings, assisted in My native vileness ! unbelief! forming two churches
, baptized if only mov'd with flavish fear,
Will God vouchsafe a gracious ear? 15 children, and made 141 family visits.--Rev. Mr. Perry, in ac
4. What flatt'ries vain have I berey'd !
Oh, how thy Holy Spirit griev'd ! complishing his mission, rode 1037
In this my wretched, helpless state; miles, preached 117 times, atten
Is he quite gone? Is all too late? ded 8 church meetings and religious conferences, administered
-5. I am a sinner, poor and blind :
'Tis not in carth to ease my mind; the Lord's supper 3 times, bapti- I walk in darksome shades of night, zed 4 children, visited 6 schools, Nor can creation cheer my fight. and 96 families.--Rev. Mr. Leon- 6. Father, I would not yet despair, ard, when on his million in the But Nuii prelume a humble prayer;
“ Gracious and Merciful" thy name,
I soon shall meet them, hear their gera And thou unchangeably the same.
Welcome my soul to everlasting day. 7. Oh, draw me to thy gracious throne,
AMANDA. Through th' atonement of thy Son. Lord, every grace is thine to give, Look down and let the rebel live.
The Retrospect--addressed to a friend. 8. Dear Saviour, pity from above ; THE
'HE tear of sorrow oft bedews Oh, let me freely share thy love ; B: thou my advocate ; to thee,
And rising fighs my secret griefs disclose; To thee, alone, for help I flee.
May !, my friend, your kind attention
claim, 9. O may the Spirit deign to Ibine, To the fort, sad recital of my woes. Through this benighted foul of mine: With light, and all thy quick'ning rays,
2. Once fickle fortune, on Amanda smil'd Inspire my heart to pray'r and praise.
Her lavish'd gists adorn'd my carly
youth, 10. Trembling, before the awful throne Bleft me with parents amiable and kind, Of fov'reign grace, I'll caft me down ;
One gentle friend, my every care to Here, all my hope, and all my fear ;
soothe. And if I perill, perish here.
3. By education's fostering care refin'd, My bosom w'd with friendship's are
dent fire, On Death-To a Friend.
While youthful fancy pourtray'd scenes
of bliss, 'Tis night; and bufy mortals arc And fondly hop'd to realize desire. retir'd to relt,
4. But Ah! the sad reverse ! relentless And all the world in folenia darkness
Snatch'd from my bosom my beloved But penfive thoughts oppressmylab'ring
Diftress and sorrow rent my bleeding And balmy sleep's a stranger to my eyes. heart, 2. Oh Death ! destroyer of the human While (adly mourning her untimely end. When will thy tyranny o'er mortals end!
5. Unpitying fortune not content with
this, Often, unthinking, in the midst of days, Sent dire adversity to wour.d our peace, Thy helpless victims to the grave de
Our friends forsook us with contempt fcend.
and scorn 3. None are exempt from thy prevail. Insulting-added to our deep. diftels.
ing hand, Allranksarelevell’d by thy equal froke;
6. Where is the generous friend, whole
gentle hand, Nor youth, nor age, thy dreadful powo Will kindly soothe the poignancy of er witirítand,
woe; But feel alike thy agonizing shock. Restore a wretched mourner's long loft 4. Once I was bleft with two dear peace, virtuous friends,
And bid her heart with tranquil picasure Their worth I knew, perhaps too fondly lov'd,
7. To thee, O God! I lift iny tearful By Heav'n resum'd, their souls to bliss
eyes, ascend, I figh’d, lamented, tho' my heart ap
Thy power alone can ease my aching
Be thou my Friend, my Father and my 4. Why sow my tears, why should i God, not rejoice,
And heavenly comforts to my soul imAt their deliv'rance from this cumbrous part. clay?
Donation to the Connecticut Misionary Society. A friend of Millions,
A Review of times pasl, and con
his hands : That the hapless spartemplations on future prospects, row falls not on the ground with. humbly attempted for general in out his notice ; and that the least struction, and to excite pious med as well as the greatest events, are itations, &c. : or, the Editors' entirely under his government. NE1 Year's Gift, to their | We must also realize that his
ernment is absolutely perfect :
That he worketh all things ac(Contin. from Vol. II. p. 248) |cording to the counsel of his own
OMMUNION with the Fa. will ; brings light out of dark
ther of our spirits, is the ness and good out of evil : That duty,' dignity and happiness of the wrath of man shall praise him;
The more constantly and and that the remainder of wrath universally we commune with him, he will restrain. Amidst all the the more perfectly shall we per mighty revolutions, convulsions, form our duty, the more shall we violence, tears and disorders which alsimilate into his divine image, are upon earth, he will cause all and participate in the dignity and things universally to combine their blessedness of his presence and influence, and operate together kingdom. That we may behold for the glory of his name, the him, and commune with him, not good of his church in general, only in his word and ordinances, and of those individually who have but in all his works, in all events, pleasure in hiin. In these views, in all the various grades and con we may contemplate the years of ditions of creatures, we must be the right hand of the Mof High fixed in this great point, that his with peculiar advantage. Behold. kingdom ruleth over all : That ing his greatness, wisdom, power, he planteth the nations and pluck goodness and faithfulness, our eth them up : That our times, faith will be increased, our love and the times of all men, the be- inflamed, our gratitude and adoginning, the number and the end ration enlivened, our submission, of our years, all their events and patience and contentment improvconcomitant circumstances, are in ied, and we shall be prepared, withe VOL. III. No. 7.
the inhabitants of heaven, to fing, employed to maintain a balance of Alleluia for the Lord God Omnip power, for the preservation of otent reigneth.
their liberties, repose and safety. With these views, and for these But the negociators of the late noble purposes let us contemplate general pacification, appear, cithe events of the past year, and ther of choice or neceflity, to have the aspects of providence with abandoned all former principles respect to future times, and pref- and policy, and to have negociaent duty.
ted a treaty which threatens the If we glance our eyes upon rights, peace and happiness of all Europe and the old world, fever- Europe and the world. These al great events claim our atten are great and fingular events. tion. We have seen the prelim- They have wonderfully disapinaries of a general pacification, pointed the expectations of men, figned by the belligerent powers and frustrated the designs of the in 1801, the last year, terminating crafty. They show that the Most in a definitive treaty; and peace High ruleth in the kingdoms of with her benign and cheering in- men, and giveth them to whomAuences once more blessing the
the foever he will. They demonstrate, kingdoms of Europe, and glad that as the heavens are above the dening the world. At the same earth, fo his thoughts are above time, we have witnessed the great our thoughts, and his ways above et, the moft violent and bloody the ways of men. Though the confict, professedly undertaken for general pacification be matter of the liberty and rights of men, joy, as it hath stopped the flow which the world hath known, ter- of human blood, restored thouminating in the most powerful, fands to their respective countries confirmed and extensive despo- and friends, is friendly to litera. tism which Europe hath ever ex ture, commerce and a general difperienced. Another event, truly fusion of Christian knowledge ; great and wonderful, is the re yet the circumstances of it have establishment of popery by this beclouded our prospects, and extensive and formidable power. greatly diminished the general The religion of those extenfive gladness. But with whatever countries, France and Italy, is darkness these events, in our imsubjected wholly to the secular perfect views, may have covered arm. By the same power, by the the present face of things, yet this same man, by whom the pope ap- consideration, that they are parts peared to have received his deadly of his great plan, who is wonderwounds; we behold him, with af- ful in counsel, and excellent in tonishment, revived, fupportedand working, should give us entire in a measúre healed. We see a satisfaction, that they are beft, new kingdom erected and estab- and will finally advance his glory, lished; many nominal republics and the perfection and happiness formed, not to advance the liber- of his great moral kingdom. He ties and happiness of man, but to who looks through all causes and extend the power and influence their consequences, may have seen of one nation, and of one man. that the most despotic govemFor a century past, the policy, ment would afford that protection counsels and arms of moft of the and safety to millions, which nerkingdoms of Europe have been er could have been enjoyed under