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deemer's Kingdom. I embrace the sold them all, and gave evethen all as the beloved and electry farthing he got for them to of God, as friends and brethren wards it ; and this was his whole in Christ, let them be of what-stock, and all the living that he ever name, or belong to whatever had. Innumerable instances of church or denomination. The a similar nature might be menmore distant the countries, and tioned. Great joý prevails unithe more different the outward versally at the thought that poor forms and establishments are, Heathens are likely soon to be in the more I rejoice, if I am privi- possession of a Bible ; and you leged to hear, that our ever-faith-will never hear a prayer put up, ful Lord and Saviour is gather-without a petition for the Bible ing from amongst them a ftock Society and Heathen Nations." of believing people. Truly, God (p. 60.) has a numerous Army of Reserve in England, who do not bow before the Baal of the age, nor sacrifice to the God of the times. From the Christian Observer Let all who know his name, glorify him for this mercy ! May THE following striking octhe peace of God, and the all-currence comes to us well ausufficient grace of our Lord Je-thenticated. 46 On Saturday, sus Christ be with you all !" June 22d, being the day on which (p. 45.)
| a large fair is held at Wellington We add one more extract: it in Shropshire, the house of is taken from a letter dated in WILLIAM and Ann Swift was North Wales, Feb. 22, 1805. opened for the purpose of selling exercise lis long-suffering to-, attendants in a pathetic exhorta. wards all of them. He chose, tion well suited to so solemn and however, to make one of them awsul an occasion. On the folan awful monument of the dan- lowing sabbath, the Rev. Mr. ger of following such courses. Gauntlett, one of the curates of Ann Swift, the mistress of the the town, preached a sermon to house, and a partaker in all the a very crowded and attentive iniquities which were practised congregation, from Prov. xiv. 32, in it, after calling for damnation 'The wicked is driven away in upon her soul, suddenly exclaim- his wickedness : but the righted—“ O Lord, O Lord, I am eous hath hope in his death.' dying !" and was instantaneous. One of the men present at the ly removed into the world of death of Mrs. Swift had imbibed spirits, and before the tribunal the principles of “ Paine's Age of that God whom she was thus of Reason,” and publicly proawfully dishonoring ! On the fessed ipfidelity. Let the profane following Tuesday, her corpse and presumptuous tremble at the was taken into the church-yard justice and holiness of that God amidst a large concourse of peo- against whom they are sinning; ple, and the Rev. Mr. Eyton, and let the penitent adore his the vicar of the parish, who, in long-suffering and distinguishthis particular instance, read but ing mercy for giving them time, a very small part of the burial opportunity, and grace to reservice, addressed the numerous pent.”
46 There are none of our poor beer for two or three days at the people willing to live and die fair. But their house was used, without contributing their mites not merely according to the protowards forwarding so glorious a fessed intention, for accommodesign. Their zeal and eager- dating strangers who frequent ness in the good cause, surpass-thre fair: it was also kept open es every thing I have ever be- at night for the purposes of danfore witnessed. On several oc- cing, drunkenness, chambering, casions we have been obliged to and wantonness. To speak of check their liberality, and take the enormities committed achalf what they offered, and what cording to statements, the truth we thought they ought to give. of which there is not the least In very many instances, servants reason to doubt, would be to have given one-third of their wa- speak of such things as “ ought ges for the year. In one instance, not to be so much as named” aa poor servant-maid put down mong Christians. But the eye one guinea on the plate, being of God was upon these midone-third of her wages : that it night, or rather sabbath-mornmight not be perceived what she ing drunkards, revellers, and put down, she covered the guin- blasphemers : and, oh! what a ea with a halfpenny. One little sight for a God of infinite purity boy had with much trouble, rear- and holiness! He could not but ed a brood of chickens ; when view them with just displeasure, the collection came to be made, even though he had continued to
Donation to the hilissionary Society of Connecticut. Dec. 16. Rev. Asa Carpenter contributed in new set
tlements, . . . . . .-: $1
A NARRATIVË on the subject of truth abundant occasion for re
Missións : and å Statement of joicing in the goodness of the
Society of Connecticut, for the giving to the Father of mercies,
| ary Society of Connecticut, the
year past, have not indeed been THE Trustees of the Mis- so great as in some preceding
sionary Society of Connec- years. The Trustees however ticut desire again to call the at- derive great satisfaction from the tention of the ministers and peo reflection, that this has not arisen ple of the State, to the important from a want of liberality in the subject of missions. To all who good people of the State, in confeel concerned for the eternal tributing as largely as in former welfare of their fellow men, the years to the support of missions, subject will ever be interesting ; and a consequent diminution of and it will afford them satisfac- the annual income of the Societion to hear of any instance of ty; nor, as they trust, from á success, with which a gracious want of faithfulness on their part "God sees fit to crown the labors, in discharging the duties devolof those who are engaged in pro- ved upon them. It is to be aspagating á knowledge of the Re-cribed to the difficulty of procudeemer, and of the way of salva- ring suitable persons to employ tion through him.. Although the a's missionaries ; and this diffiTrustees have nothing peculiar-culty has arisen from two sourly new and striking to commu-1 čes,- an unusual call for Candinicate on the subject, yet the dates for the ministry among continued smiles of the great the old settlements, and an inhead of the Church upon the crease of the number of mismissionary cause for another sionaries employed by other year, afford to the friends of Missionary Societies. So that VOL. VI. NO. 8.
on the whole, though fewer per- Mr. Badger's journal to Sept. sons may have been laboring last has been received. From under the direction of the insti- 'the latter end of November, 1804, tution in this state, yet as other to the latter end of May, 1805, Societies, by the increase of their he travelled about 700 miles ; funds, have been enabled to ex- | preached 87 sermons; attended tend the fields of their labors, 7.Church meetings; admitted and to support more missiona- several persons into communion ries, the services performed du- with the Churches ; administerring the year, among the new ed the sacrament of the Lord's settlements, have execeded those supper. twices, baptized one aof any former year.
dult and 11 children ; attended May that God who disposes many conferences and meetings people to afford pecuniary aid, for prayer ; visited and catechifor the promotion of so import sed schools ; attended funerals, ant an object, raise up and qualify and visited many families. In a competent number of laborers June he went on a mission to for his vineyard, which is con- the Wyandot Indians, from tinually becoming more exten- which he returned in August. sive!
An account of this mission will (In their former Narratives, be given in the sequel of this the Trustees have mentioned | Narrative. the County of Trumbull, in the In the fall of 1804, Mr. RobState of Ohio, (commonly called bins, having recovered from a teNew Connecticut) as being a dious fit of sickness, entered part of the country which, in agairt on his missionary labors ; their view, claimed particular and from that time to Septemattention. They therefore, some ber 12th, 1805, the date of his time since, voted statedly to em- last letter, he itinerated over the ploy three missionaries at least, greater part of the County, and in that territory. In pursuance visited and preached in nearly of that vote, the Rev. Messrs. all of the settlements, in several Joseph Badger and Thomas Rob- of which there never had been a bins have continued there thro''sermon preached before. He the year; and the Rev. David administered the Lord's supper Bacon was there from the begin- | twice ; babtized one adult and ning of March last till the latter 8 children ; admitted severaly end of November; itinerating as persons into Churches, and a missionary part of the time, preached nearly 200 sermons ; and preaching statedly in Hud- besides attending conferences, son the other part, supported by visiting schools and private famthe people of that place. · Ano-ilies, administering consolation ther missionary would have been to the sick and dying, and attensent there, to labor a certain por- ding funerals. Owing toill health, tion of the tiine in the service of the latter part of the sumthe Society, and the residne to mer, his labors were less apreach in some particular towns, bundant than they would have where the people wished to em- | otherwise been. ploy him, but a suitable person Mr. Bacon returned from his has not yet been found for that mission to the Indians at Michpurpose.
1 illiinakinak, in December 1804
and in January, 1805, left Hart- | opposition, the people regularly ford for New Connecticut, where meet every Sabbath, for public he arrived the beginning of worship, in many of the towns, March, after a very fatiguing and in several of them measures journey. At Cadarogus, on lake are adopting for the settlement Erie, he was detained some time of gospel ministers, and the reby bad weather. Here he had | gular and stated administration an interview with some of the l of Christian ordinances. The laSeneca Indians, who have a vil: bors of missionaries have doubtlage near that place; and at less had a very considerable intheir request he went and prea- Auence in producing these efched to that benighted people,. fects. This certainty furnishes, many of whom discovered a dis- a powerful motive for the conposition to hear the word of sal- tinuance of those lạbors ; and it vation, and to be enlightened in is hoped will be an inducement the truths of the gospel. Hav- to the people of this State to coning arrived at Hudson, where tinue their contributions, that the his family was, he soon entered Trustees may have the means on his labors as a missionary, of gratifying the wishes, and aidand from that time to November | ing the endeavors, of the judi21st, when he left the County, cious, steady and serious inhalihe itinerated 19 weeks in the itants of that County, in checkservice of the Society, preaching ing, as far as human means shall every Sabbath, and many other be conducive to that effect, the days of the week, and perform-spread of infidelity and all false ing other ministerial services as | principles, and of proinoting a opportunities presented. The knowledge of the truth as it is in residue of the time he preached | Jesus.). Although the fervor of statedly to the people of Hudson. the late revival there has abated, It is expected that in the spring | its happy effects continue ; and he will again go to that country, 1 in the town of Canfield there has being reappointed for another been an awakening the year past, year, as are also Messrs. Badger and some hopefully born into the and Robbins. The Rev. Calvin | kingdom of the Redeemer. In Chapin is likewise appointed a this place the work of God was missionary to the same field. I not attended with those remark
(The Missonaries to the Coun-able bodily impressions which ty of Trumbull unite in repre- have characterised the late revisenting that territory as rapidly | vals in the southern States, and settling ; and as being a field which were common in Austinwhere missionary labors are burgb and its vicinity. · On the greatly needed, and where there whole, from other sources of inis a prospect that under the bles- formation, as well as from the sing of God much good may be journals of the missionaries done by them. Most of the themselves, there is abundant settlers are as yet friendly to re- reason to believe not only that ligious institutions ; but others they have been faithful, but also of them are opposed to the intro- that much good has been done duction of the worship of God by them. and the observation of the Sab- 1 (The western Counties of the bath. But notwithstanding their / State of New York, and the nor