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Society, shall be determined by | pointing some Sabbath or season a majority of the members pre- for the purpose. And the deasent, excepting amendments in cons of his church are desired, the Constitution; these shall re by the Society, to deliver to him quire the concurrence of two the avails of such contributions, thirds of the members present, to take his receipt for the same, and shall be proposed one year or transmit the receipt to the beforehand, for consideration. | Treasurer, to whom the money
X. Any person may become shall be sent; and the minister a member of the Society, by or person, shall also transmit a subscribing the Constitution, and statement of the sum thus readvancing Two Dollars for the ceived, to the Secretary, to be promotion of the object of the recorded. Society, which sum shall bę XIII. When any one shall be advanced at every annual meet, disposed to make donations to ing; and every person thus the Society, for the propagation united, shall be considered as of the gospel, he shall receive a retaining his membership, un receipt for the same, from the less he shall present to the Se. Treasurer, President or one of cretary a written request to the Trustees, to whom the donawithdraw; in which case, the tion may be committed ; and the Secretary shall enter his name Donor is requested to transmit on the records as dismissed said receipt to the Secretary,
XI. Every settled minister who shall keep records of all belonging to the Society, and such donations, and shall preother suitable persons, shall sent such receipts to the Sociehave a copy of the Constitution, ty, at their annual meeting :for the purpose of admitting And if any one should wish to members, and shall take pains make private donations, his to afford opportunity to all, who name, in the receipt, may be may be disposed, to become concealed, provided the person, members, who shall subscribe by whom they are conveyed, be the Constitution, advance their recognized therein. entrance money to him, and | XIV. It will be expected, that shall receive his receipt for the the Trustees use great precausame, which they shall convey tion in the appointment of Misto the Treasurer, to whom the sionaries; that none be employmoney is to be conveyed as soon ed, but persons of good report, as convenient; and the names of | of known prudence and integriall, thus uniting, shall be trans- ty, as well as of good abilities and mitted, by the minister or per information, and who, in a judgson who receives them, to the ment of charity, are subjects of Secretary, for enrolment. regenerating grace, and possess
XI. It is recommended, that true zeal and fortitude in the every settled minister in the So cause of our Lord. ciety, lead his people, at least once in a year, to the considera
The Officers for the current year, tion of the duty of contributing
are as follow : for the propagation of the gos- Rev. ELIHU THAYER, President, pel, and to afford them opportu. | Rev. Ethan SMITH, Secretary. nity for doing the same, by ap- ' Mr. Enoch LONG, jun. Treas'r.
Rev. Mess. JOSEPH WOODMAN,
TO praise the Lord, Heaven's
mighty arch, Wafts seas impendent thro' the skies,
Rolls burning orbs unbounded lengths; Religious Intelligence. And paints the north in blood-stain'd
Suns shine to Him, to Him the
moon, ORDINATION. Roll'd in soft light, fills her full face,
Lightnings before him play, and loud ON Wednesday, June 13th, | Majestic Thunders roar his praise. 1804, Rev. James Davis, was Whole forests wave, broad oceans Ordained to the work of an
flow, Evangelist, by the Association
| Volcanoes disembogue their flame;
Mountains aloft bear up their cliffs, of the Western District of Ver
In hallelujahs to his name. mont, met in Cornwall, (Vt.)
Let universal nature stand, The Rev. Joseph Marshel made Obsequious to the Ecernal's nod; the introductory prayer. The But thou, my soul, shalt praise him Rev. William Jackson preached
Shalt triumph in thy Saviour God. a sermon, from 2 Cor. i. 12.
Not Gabriel, with the choirs above, The Rev. Ebenezer Harwood
Hymning around Jehovah's throne ; made the consecrating prayer Can glory in redeeming love, The Rev. Job Swift, D. d. gave This song is ours is all our own. the charge-The Rev. James Ye sons of men, redeem'd from Murdock gave the right hand of
By bleeding love and boundless grace ; fellowship and the Rev. Lemu
In endless chorus swell the sound, el Haynes made the concluding | Hosanna to the Prince of Peace. prayer. The whole scene was 1 very serious and solemn.
Donations to the Missionary Society of Connecticut.
1804. June 1st. A Female Friend of Missions, . . . . $1
26. Samuel P. Robbins, in New Settlements, 44 97 July 3. A Friend of Missions from Cornwall, . : . 1
A Friend of Missions from Symsbury, ...
Ä Missionary Sermon, delivered | cordingly gives his professed
at Hartford on the Evening of friends in every age opportuni. the Election Day, May 10, ties for the proof of their faith 1804, by the Rev. Amos BAS-promises to be believed, and exSET, of Hebron.
cellent objects to be pursued. [Contin, from page 8.] When a true believer hears the John VIII. 56.
promise, that “all nations shall
bow down before Jesus,” he is Your Father Abraham rejoiced
animated like one who hears the to see my day; and he saw it
distant shouts of victory, A and was glad..
strong faith, like that of AbraTHROUGH the mercy of ham, need not lean upon sight;
1 God, the same gospel that | but, in a manner the most hon. was preached to Abraham is orable to God, relies upon his brought nigh to us with increas- | faithfulness, when “he calleth ed brightness. « The light of things that be not as tho' they the sun has become seven fold.” | were.” Rom. iv. 17. Now, in the time of our proba- | 2. The sincerity of professed tion, is to be tried our love to love to God, must be manifested Jehovah our Saviour. It is to by a tender regard to the divine be ascertained by the faith to honor and a delight in the prowhich it gives operation-by a motion of religion. By a total tender regard for the divine indifference to these, men betray honor-by a delight in the pro- a want of “ the spirit of adopmotion of religion and by al tion." Let every one therefore prompt and persevering obedi- “prove his own self. Let the ence to every plain intimation of eye be turned to whole nations, the will of God.
not far distant, sunk in the dark1. If men have not faith in ness of heathenism and idolatry, God, they neither love him nor | ignorant and regardless of the please him. It is his fixed con-| God who made them, and tram, stitution also, that this faith must pling the divine honor in the be proved by its fruits. He ac- l dust.
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Ignorance of the feelings of ferred to ought never to have a God in relation to idolatry can- place. not be plead. It is the abomina In addition to the heathen, ble thing which his soul abhor- there are many others within eth. Where then is our re- our knowledge, particularly our gard for the honor of Jehovah ? | brethren in the new settlements, Destitute of such a regard shall whose situation claims from the . we presume to address him by friends of Chirst a compassion the endearing title of “ Our Fa. | like that which he felt, when he ther who art in Heaven?” Well “ beheld the multitudes as sheep may he reply to us, as he did without a shepherd.” How many to hypocrites in former times, are there, of whom it may truly “ If I be a father where is mine be said, that they are “ without honor ?" Mal. i. 6.
God in the world;" living in a Have any professors of reli total neglect of their maker and gion been inattentive to the state | his reasonable service. God is of the heathen? Let such read continually dishonored, and they a description of it in the first are walking in the road to death. chapter to the Romans. Read Professors of the gospel canalso in the 3d chapter, from ver. not surely be ignorant of the 9th to ver. 19th. Read Gal. v. appropriate and only means of 19-21, and Eph. ii. 1, 11, 12. remedying these evils. PhiloThe descriptions in these passa sophers, both atheists and idolages do at least include their ters, have attempted in vain for state. Accordingly, the com | hundreds of years to reform mand is expressly given, “ Go | mankind. The cross of Christ, teach all nations.” In opposi made known in the gospel, is the tion to all this light, will any at- only mean of “ pulling down tempt to maintain that the strong holds, casting down imaheathen stand in no need of the ginations, and every high thing gospel-that they stand as good that exalteth itself against the a chance for salvation without | knowledge of God.” The honthe gospel as with it-impeach- or of God is inseparably iconing the wisdom of God, and en- | nected with the prevalence of deavoring to persuade us that no the gospel. God has “ magniexertions ought to be made to fied his word above all his send them the gospel ? “ This name" Psalm cxxxviii. 2. In persuasion” brethren “cometh proportion as the gospel spreads not of him who calleth us.”— and prevails God is honored, his The carnal Jews were grieved, character is displayed, his perbut Abraham rejoiced, that the | fections are brought forth to benefits of the Messiah's king view, and “ in the day of his dom might and should be ex- power," men are brought to tended to all nations.
“ know, love and serve him." That in particular situations, Then “one shall say I am the and under certain circumstances Lord's ; another shall call himthere may be reasons for send self by the name of Jacob; and ing religious instruction to oth another shall subscribe with ers rather than to the heathen, his hand unto the Lord. All will not be denied. But, among | that see them shall acknowledge these reasons, the one just re- 'them, that they are the seed
which the Lord hath blessed. | More particularly—to one, go to Then his Redeemer, Jehovah of the inhabitants of Africa—to hosts" appears in his glory another, encounter the perils of See 44th and 61st chapters of the deep, that you may visit the Isaiah.
Islands of the sea-to another, 3. God will try and prove our go to the long-benighted heathprofessions of love to him, by en of the east-to another, reseeing how far we will yield an | pair to the heathen round a. . implicit, persevering obedience bout thy borders who are “perto his commands, without “ con- ( ishing for lack of vision"_to ferring with flesh and blood.”— another, go“ strengthen and At times when true religion is confirm your brethren” who are most unpopular and most op- deprived of the privileges they posed, when the multitude have once enjoyed. “ Gird up, all of gone into idolatry, when the you, the loins of your minds « love of the lukewarm has wax. be strong>I am your shield and ed cold, and the enemy is com- your exceeding great reward.” ing in like a flood;" then is To others who do not ministhere a special call for the real ter in holy things, is the comfriends of Christ to appear open- mand given, and not in words of ly for him, and evince that they doubtful disputation,” “Charge are neither “ ashamed of his them that are rich in this world, words nor terrified by their ad- that they must not trust in unversaries." Apparent difficul. I certain riches, but in the living ties and impossibilities are not God, who giveth us richly all to weigh against the promises things to enjoy; that they be reaand plain commands of God. dy to distribute, willing to comThe promises we have had be-municate ; laying up in store for fore us. The commands are themselves a good foundation equally positive, “ Go, teach all against the time to come, that nations-go preach the gospel | they may lay hold on eternal to every creature.”
life.” Honor the great MelIn whatever part of the vine. chisedec with your substance, in yard the servants of God are love to him and to the souls of placed, ought they not like men, and it shall be an odour of Abraham to listen to the calls of a sweet smell, well pleasing to duty and promptly obey them, God.” even if they present difficulties And finally, to all who “ make as great as the voluntary mention of the Lord,” of all de« leaving of country, kindred,” scriptions, accompany all -your and friends_yea, the parting exertions with fervent prayer.with an only son, or the “re- All can perform this duty. Insisting unto blood ?”
fluenced therefore by that charFew are, as yet, called to great ity which seeketh not her own, extremities. In the present pray without ceasing," that true day, however, some ambassa- religion may bless every creadors of Christ recognize such a | ture under heaven. Sooner let command as this, “ Get ye out “ your tongue cleave to the roof of your country and from your of your mouth,” than cease to kindred, and come into those intercede for the prevalence of lands which I shall shew you." 1“ pure and undefiled religion.”