« AnteriorContinuar »
gave credit to the speeches of a fine lady; and consented to part with her child, that the deceiver might make her a citychambermaid of distincãion. The daughter was promised high wages, kind treatment, and easy service: the mother was deluded; the deceiver triumphed; the child was ruined. The female monster brought her prey to this city, and before she was thirteen years of age, prostituted her to the vilest purposes. In this sleplorable situation she has been almost four years. In the lapse of this time, her mother has twice been to this city in search for her child, but could not find her. Once A knew that her parent was in pursuit of her, and would have gone, with all hev growing consciousness of guilt, to meet one, who could have pardoned, while she reproved ; but the monster who had decoyed her from her mother, absolutely locked her into her chamber, and by force made her drunk with cordials.
Now the poor, miserable, seduced being, is in the Hospital, and apparently nigh to the grave. No mother is near to comfort her. She cannot read the bible. She has, however, and I bless God for the circumstance, the pious instructions, attentions, and prayers of the present matron, who seeks to imitate her Master, by doing good to the most profligate.
The child knew that she was a sinner, and has been for some days deeply afflicted in spirit, as well as in body. Such copious weeping I never saw before, in any single instance. I doubt whether Mary, who washed the feet of Jesus, shed more tears in the same time. But floods of tears cannot wash away the guilt and pollution of one sin. The blood of Christ, the precious blood of the atonement, cleanses belieyers from all sin.
NEW-YORK BIBLE SOCIETY,
FOR 1811. The Managers of the New-York Bible Society, deeply impressed with the importance of the trust committed to them, have endeavoured to circulate the Bible, during the past year, as extensively as possible. The embarrassed state of commerce, which seriously affects the resources, not only of this Society, but of all charitable institutions in this city, has not deterred them from answering all the calls which have been made on their liberality, nor prevented then from
VOL. IV.No. XII.
seeking out as far as they could, proper recipients of their charity. They knew that the work which they had undertaken was the Lord's, and confidently trusted, that he who has the Universe at his command, would provide the means for them, as they were necded. Nor have they been disappointed; for they have been enabled to meet all their engagements, and have 60ll to spare:
In the course of the last year, 1423 bibles have at tributed, as follows:
WITHIN THE CITY.
Female Association School,
S6 30 100 50
IN THE COUNTRY.
Mr. Wm. Woodhull, Long-Island,
state, 12 and 24,
6 SO 50 25 60 20 30
24 24 50 100 13
1425 To this number must be added the bibles directed to be sent previous to the last report, to Buffaloe, to the care of the Rev. Thaddeus Osgood, which never reached their destination, but which are now sent on. The whole number of Bibles thus distributed by the Society since its organization
December, 1809, amounts to 3364.
The Managers rejoice that ber of Bible Societies has bee in especially in tbis State. best information, about t* -within the United State'. lic are generally im' . ing the Bible i
The Mesagers orgadzation of a news Orage Bible and Tracts nepondence to be establishe application, they have furnishe. cost. And, in consequence of the smah. have also sent them 100 bibles to be distrit cletion of the Managers.
They understand that a Bible Society has beon est. h Dutchess county, but have received no official in con respectin it. · The increase of Bolo &rieties in this State, h prompted them to curn their a'!$"100 ta the formation or some plan, according to wlueba deo of thein may ro-operate; but they have not been able, as yel, to ti al!!!! 600€ which is practicable. They hope another year will not clapse without success in this matter.
The correspondence with the several Societies noticed in the last report, ham been continues
A!!! Vayers are happy to state, that them the intell som they all appear zealously engaged in promoting ject of their formation.
The Bible Society of Philadelphia, which was the fi S. tablished in this Country, is especially blessed by God, i the course of his providence. They have distributed, accorging to their last report, since their organization, about three years ago, 5430 Bibles and Testaments, of which 1858 have been distributed during the year ending in May last.
The British and Foreign Bible Society are proceeding with unabated ardour, and with increasing funds, in their fire-eminently glorious career of usefulness to the souls of men. They have circulated within thirteen months, preceding their report of March last, 33,609 Bibles, and 69,009 Testaments, exclusive of those circulated at the charge of the Society in various places abroad. From their exertions the most confident expectations may be cherished, that editions of the Scriptures, in whole or in part, will ere long be printed in all the languages of modern Europe, and circulated among its several nations. Nor do we think it
extravagant to say,
Names of the Board of Managers of the i
Bible Society, for the ensuing year.
MR,' R. GOSMAX
J. P. MUMFORD.
This number concludes the CHRISTIAN'S MAGAZINE, The ministerial avocations of the Editors, compel them to relinquish the labour of conducting the work.