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ably to overcome opposition. In • who were in distress. The peoa oné instance, there were about. ple made no movement to go aforty young persons assembled for way. Some collected and lang a ball; soon after they got toge hymns, others were in too great ther, one of them spoke of going anguish of soul for such exercise. home ; he was asked, why he • Mr. Brice, on taking leave, imwould go home ; he frankly told mediately sat off for home. Mr. them he thought they were doing Marcus delaying a little, per wrong ; at this, numbers were ceived an uncommon movement Atruck with serious reflections, among the people, and thought and instead of prosecuting their it would not be prudent fer dance they went to praying them to go away, mounted his and singing hymns. Theyspent horse and rode after Mr. Brice the time they had allotted for and called him back. We spent dancing, in religious exercises, the rest of the day, the night, and twenty seven of their number and until eleven o'clock on were seriously awakened at that • Tuesday with the people. There time. ·

was through this time fuch Near the end of the fellion of the scenes of distress as exceeded any Synod, the ministers were called description. There were about upon to relate, if any thing had 50 persons whofe bodily strength taken place worthy of attention, was fo overcome, as rendered lately among their people. Mr.

people. Mr. them incapable of supporting M°Curdy, pastor of two congre " themselves ; they fell to the gations, one in Pennsylvania, cal ground, expressing their distress led the Cross Roads congregation; in groans and cries for mercy. and the other in Virginia, the At eleven o'clock on Tuesday, Three Springs congregatian, a • the people were prevailed upon bout forty fix miles south of this • to disperse, and we came on our county, gave the following rela way to attend the Synod.” tion, of a remarkable attention The above is the fubftance of Mr. which began in his congregations, M-Curdy's relation before the on Manday of that week. “On Synod. ' A few minutes after the • the last sabbaththe Lord's fupper Synod adjourned, we were inform• was administered in the Three ed, that at the Cross Road meet

Springs congregationthere ing house, there was a meeting was a great degree of coldness for prayer, held by the people, * complained of among Christians, on Thursday evening, at which • and apparently, great stupidity time, the awakening influences of 6 and inattention through the af- divine truths were powerfully felt, • sembly until near the close of many cried out, and were incapa. the exercises on Monday, when ble of supporting themfélves; the • there appeared considerable meeting continued all night. * movement on the minds of ma

Mr. James Hughs, Mr. Wick • ny. After the assembly were and myself determined to go and • dismiffed, Mr. Marcus and Mr. spend the fabbath in that congre• Brice took their leave (these gation, with Mr. M.Curdy; we

were two assisting ministers) and arrived with the people who were as I supposed went away; I assembling at the tent, near the ! went into the congregation and meeting house, as there were ma• began conversing with those'ny more than could be accommo

dated in the house. Mr. Hughs foul-destroying nature. They appreached an excellent sermon; I peared to have very just views of then preached. The exercises themselves, as totally finful, and were about four hours and an half that their salvation must be, if ever without intermiffion--the people they were faved, by sovereign were very folemn, and many in grace. They both obtained deep distress, but none cried out. hopes. There were five ministers, It was too late for a third sermon with about five hundred people, by day light ; it was proposed at who continued through the night candle-lighting to have one in the in the meeting house. There was meeting house. We repaired to nothing appeared like disorderthe house for worship at that time, people were universally solemnized, and found the house so full, that it and many could not hide their was difficult getting through the distress, yet kept from making a aille ; they had some of them noise excepting what escaped been singing hymns as we enter with their sobs and tears. Near ed the house, a perfon, near one sun rising the assembly dispersed. end of the house, cried out and be. We took breakfast ; after which came helpless. The public exer. I rode with Mr. M'Curdy and cises pretty soon began. Mr. Mr. Hughs, to the Three Springs Wick preached, there was great congregation, ten miles, to attend solemnity, and many appeared a meeting there. About four under deep distress of soul; four hundred people came together. other persons in the course of the Mr. Hughs, preached an excellent evening cried out, two of which I sermon, on the nature of fin and had opportunity to be near to, the wages of it. You would and paid particular attention to scarce fee an eye but what was their situation. Their groans and fixed on the speaker, on the cries indicated deep anguish of ground, or drowned in tears ; and foul ; but most of the time, for some with the sobs of a wounded four hours, they very nearly re-conscience discovered their distress. fembled persons who have just ex When the assembly was dismispired, from a state of full strength ; fed, several were unable to retire, for considerable time pulsation and were carried away by their could not be perceived, their friends. In this place there was limbs were wholly unstrung, and an old man, in his 103d year, awarespiration scarcely perceptible ; kened; his bodily strength and yet they retained their reason, and mental powers, were like those of knew what was said within their about 60. The next day was the hearing. Their strength return time of general concert. I tarried ed gradually-they first opened and preached here, the other mintheir eyes and looked on those a- ifters went to other places. This round them--answered questions day was also, as we hope, a day with a very feeble, low voice, at of God's power. Six young peolength fat up partly supported by ple came from over the Ohio, from another. I conversed with them, Come distance, to see what strange and inquired the occasion of their work was here one of them, was distress; they told me it was the made to feel herself in very dis. apprehenfion they had of the fin- tresling circumstances, before serfulness of their fins, as committed mon was half through. And a against a Holy God; and their young man who had come with

a ftout heart, not intending to be and one person fell and cried out; moved, was alarmed from his ---two other minifters were presa security near the close of the lerent-after the assembly were dif. mon. After several prayers were missed, they tarried nearly half of made and hymns fung, in regard them, until the sun was down, in, to the concert, I advifed the peo- quiring what they should do. I ple to retire, to which they then was informed by Mr. Marcus that agreed. I was invited to go home on Tuesday, the awakening was with one of the elders of the visible with a number in his con. church. The fix young persons gregation. I this evening rode mentioned before, with ten or about 5 miles to Mr. M'Curdy's twelve others, came in to spend and lodged— Took my leave in the evening, and fuch an evening the morning, and returned to I never saw before. The deprav- Warren by the fabbath, where ity of the heart, the obligations I had appointed to preach. I finners are under to repent, the have since heard that the work sovereignty of God in giving re- is rapidly spreading in those parts. pentance and remiffion of sins, were the fubjects conversed on;

POETRY. several prayer's were made and hymns fung. There was nothing

COMMUNICATED AS ORIGINAL. terrifying held up to view in re Prayer for the presence of God in big boufe. gard to hell or the torments of the damned, yet while forne - How greatly bleh, O Lord, ars who had comfortable hopes, were Who dwell around thy throne above; refre/hed and much overcome with who fpend a calm, eternal day views of the glory of Christ's in rest and peace and perfect love! kingdom, others were overcome

2. Yet not those heav'nly hofts alone, with a deep sense of their ruined Transported see thy smiling face :

On earth thou mak'st thy glory known, ftate as finners; at one time, there on earth thy children taste thy grace. were ten of this little assembly un-' 3. Within thy house, O Lord our God, able to support themselves, for. Cloth'd in sweet majesty appear ; several hours. The other four Make this a place of thine abode, young persons, who came to see And shed thy choicet bleiings here. the strange work, were awakened 4. When we thine awful seat furround, this evening. It was four o'clock Thy Spirit with thy word impart, in the morning before we could with pow'r divine reach ev'ry heart,

And let thy gospel's joyful found retire to reft. The next day I s. Here let the blind their fight obtain, rode about twelve miles, and Here give the broken {pirit reft: preached again to nearly 400 peo- Let Jesus here triumphant reign, ple, assembled in the woods, and Enthron'd in ev'ry yielding breaft. in a neighborhood, where there 6. Here let the voice of sacred joy was never preaching before ; this i And humble fupplication rife, also was a folemn time; ma

Till higher srains our congues employ,

In realms of bliss beyond the skies ny appeared deeply concerned,

PHILANDER Donations to the Miffronary Society of Connellicut. From Benj. Beecher, a lot of Land in Cheshire, containing 50 acres. From Daniel Read, New Haven, 100 Primer's.

D. From Doctor Trumbull, avails of his Sermons,

50 Avails of Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,

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An Address from the TRUSTEES I believing parents. The sermons

OF THE MISSIONARY Socie were preached in the following TY OF CONNECTICUT to the counties : In VERMONT, BenMinisters and people of the Rate : nington 2, Rutland 26, AddiWith a Narrative on the subjea fon 13, Chittendon 22, and of Miffrons, and a flatement of Franklin 37 ; in New-YORK the Funds of the Society, for the ftate, Essex 23, and Clinton 22. gear I 802.

• Both of the churches were for

• med in the state of New-York ; (Continued from p. 308.)

one in Jay, a town lying back BOUT the firft of Decem upon

the mountains, on the river ber, the Rev. Wm. F. Mil. • Sables, in the county of Essex, ler returned from a million of four confifting of 14 members ; the months to the northern part of other in the little Chazee river Vermont, and the fettlements on settlement, in the county of the west fide of Lake Champlain. Clinton, consisting of 8 mem-The following extrad from his bers. In both these settlements, journal exhibits a general view of the minds of the people appeared his missionary labors :

'to be very tender and deeply While on my miffion, which impressed, during my preaching $ confifted of 16 weeks and four • with them, and exhibited the • days, I rode 1088 miles ; for-promising appearance of a revival • med 2 churches ; administered in religion. The Lord's fupper - the sacrament of the Lord's sup- was administered in Middle• per 9 times ; preached 135 fer town, Castleton, Charlotte, Er.mons ; attended 7 public confer-sex, Fairfield and Georgia in ..ences ; spent several half days, - Vermont, and in Pleasant Valley,

in vifiting persons under deep Jay and the Great Chazee settleA conviction of fin ; visited onement in New York. - - school and catechized the chil I vifited every settlement in . dren ; admittod 30 persons into the county of Clinton, and eve• churches; and baptized 6 adults, ry one in Eflex county, except 6 and 81 children of professedly the town of Crown Point, which

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* was supplied with a preacher. 'the county of Rutland to the • There are but few inhabitants in Missionary Society have more s these two counties, and those than compensated for the time • very much scattered. Excepting spent there. In short, the peoo the towns of Jay and Chattegee, ple of Vermont have nearly paid • which lie back from the Lake, for the whole of that part of my • there is. but one range of towns, miffion which was spent in the < which extend about 20 miles in • ftate, including all the time of • land from the Lake. A great travelling there and returning stract of country is here opening home. * for settlement, which will shortly 6 I have been treated with

very much enlarge the field for great kindness by the people in Smiffionary labors.

• the new settlements. They feel“ Tho' the enemy is coming in ingly expressed their gratitude « like a flood, the great Redeemer to the Millionary Society and to • has come to Zion, and is lifting the inhabitants of Connecticut, • up a standard against him. In for all they have done for them « the north part of Fairfield, Ver • in the support of miffions ; and 6 mont, there is fome appearance as a proof of the fincerity of their 6 of a good work begun; in Pitts profeffions, have fent their cheer

ford, there is a considerable revi- ful contributions, to affiit in fup« val, and in West Rutland, the porting a fociety fo evangelical « minds of the young people are . in its nature, and so produ&tive • deeply impressed with religion. of good to the world.” • It will be noticed I preached a Mr. Miller confirms the ac.

great number of times in the counts given by former Miffion• county of Rutland. Some may

Some may aries respecting the religious flate • think this was not needy mis- of the settlements which he visited. • fionary ground. But at this The people are much divided in • critical time, so far as I can their sentiments, which prevents • judge, the assistance given the their uniting to support the stated • churches in this county was the preaching of the gospel. In many most needed of any part of my places, infidel and loose principles • miffionary labors, and has been are fast gaining ground; and ex

the most productive of good. It rorists and false teachers are per• has apparently, by the blessing of verting the minds of the people

God, been instrumental to the from the important doctrines of • hopeful conversion of several per- the gospel. The labors of zealous • fons; given light and comfort to and pious Missionaries, under the

others in a most feasonable time; blessing of God, will have a great 6 and peaceably confirmed the influence in checking the growth

churches in the important doc- of error, and in promoting the trines of the gospel. The reviv- cause of truth. It is hoped there. • al of religion has, the present fore that as the call for misionary • season, been greater in Castleton services increafes, by the rapid ir• than in any cther town. The crease of the new settlements, the • church has doubled in numbers. charitable contributions of the * 10 were added to the church be- people of this state will propor* fore my arrival and 20 have since tionably increase. The caufe is s been added. With respect tow a glorious one, and in no one more . the expense, the donations froin profitable way can the affluent

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