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came indeed for the same purposes which the publications of this Society, from the the audience in general has in view ; 1 example of this Society, and from those came to enjoy Christian pleasure-Chris. accounts which it has been my felicity to tian edification. I came here to-day, be hear from time to time of its success. Your cause, on similar occasions in time past, 1 zeal has provoked very many, encouraged have derived, I trust, much permanent many, and I trust will continue to do so, profit from attending your meetings. The more and more. With respect to the maquestion which it becomes me to answer, tion that I am called to second, that it is is, What apology can I make for my pre- the bounden duty, &c. I heartily concur in sumption in thus presenting myself before the sentiments expressed; I nevertheless this assembly, when surrounded by such think that the Ministers and Congregations, men as those who now surround me : and Auxiliary Societies, &c. have already and why I have taken any part at all in received a still higher reward than this rethe proceedings of the meeting? It was solution, however cordially passed, can conby the merest accident I was introduced fer upon them. They have had their reto the platform; and then the Directors ward in their work. of the Society did me the honour to re The Gospel is essentially a Missionary quest that I would second the motion Gospel-a Gospel for all nations. And we which I hold in my hand. My heart would never enter fully into its spirit, till we are not allow me to refuse such a pleasure. I led to view it in this light, and place it in am glad to have this opportunity of testify- this light before our respective congregaing my respect for this institution ; my ar- tions. And I am persuaded that, while the dent admiration of the zeal, industry, and congregations have so liberally assisted patient perseverance, which the Officers of your funds, and, as instruments in the hands this Society have manifested for now twen- of God, have been watering others, they ty-three years; and my unfeigned sympathy have been watered themselves. I trust that with it, in those successes with which its those to whom this refers, will consider the labours have been crowned in various parts acknowledgements which this Society an. of the world. Neither could I resist the nually pays them, as a sort of additional inclination which I felt, to embrace this obligation to be 'steadfast and immoveable, opportunity for demonstrating my perfect always abounding in the work of the Lord.' concurrence in those sentiments which Dr. It is no small honour to a Minister or ConBogue addressed to us in his opening gregation, or any Auxiliary Institution, to speech; particularly those sentiments which have the public acknowledgements of a Som relate to a proper and becoming conduct in ciety such as this. And, as in other cases, Missionary Societies towards each other, where there is honour, there is obligation ; who are all co-operating in the same field, it becomes every Minister, every CongréJabouring to accomplish the same great and gation, every Auxiliary Institution, to decommon object, by what are substantially serve, by additional exertions, the honour the same means.
that is thus annually conferred. I express with the greatest sincerity my Much has been done by Missionary Soearnest wish, that all Missionary Societies cieties in the cause of missions; much yet may follow his judicious and parental ad- remains to be done. Our various denomivice. I trust the time will come when nations have within their own power al• Ephraim will not envy Judah, nor Judah most incredible means of enlarging their vex Ephraim.' It appears to me, Sir, that exertions, by increased contributions at the success of one Missionary Society is home. Sir, when it is a well-known fact, the success of every other that has Chris- that of the Drury Lane Theatre, the annual tian principles for its foundation. I am receipts have been 80,0001. never falling sure I have received great advantage from 'below 60,000l. ; when it is known, that the
Lovers of those amusernents in this metro- commenced our mission at the time polis have contributed so largely to the appointed, and entered the province at funds of one theatre only, in the course of Prescot. We proceeded down the river one year; what cannot the friends of Jesus St. Lawrence to Cornwall, opposite to St. Christ do in all England, if their energies Regis. From this place we returned to be but properly excited, and if they are but | Prescot, and went up the river to Kingston ; alive, as they ought to be, to the honour of thence along the north shore of Lake OnGod, and the salvation of their fellow-men?tario to York; from thence to Lake Sincoe, Sir, I feel that I ought to apologize-I offer within forty miles of Lake Huron. From to God my hearty thanksgivings for your Lake Sincoe we returned to York; and propast successes, and my fervent petitions ceeded around the head of the Lake to that they may be multiplied in time to Grand River, and from that to Long Point on come, till the earth shall be filled with the Lake Erie. From this we returned to the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover head of Burlington Bay, and passed along the sea.'
the south side of the Lake to Niagara, and (To be concluded in our next.)
thence up the Niagara River to Fort Erie, and crossed at Black Rock; and from this took the most direct rout home. The dis
tance we have travelled is about thirteen The Report of the Rev. Messrs. J. F. hundred miles. The time we were engaged
Schermerhorn and Jacob Van Vechten, in the service of the Mission thirteen weeks, Missionaries in Upper Canada, has been we were received by the people with great put into our hands, for the purpose of hospitality and kindness, and they appeared making extracts for publication. This anxious to hear the word of God dispensed. report was made to the Committee of Many in different places, were deeply Missions of the Reformed Dutch Church, affected under preaching, and we can truly and by them transmitted to the General say, we have not preached to a single inatSynod, at their Session in June. No parttentive audience in Canada. On the Sabof this interesting Report was incorpo- bath we preached at separate places. We rated in the minutes of that Reverend were not always able tq collect the people Assembly, except what related to the together for preaching in the week time, on Churches under their care. And as it account of their being engaged in harvest; contains important information, respect still, besides preaching every Sabbath, we ing the state of Churches in other deno- have delivered from three to five sermons a minations, we shall give occasional ex- week ; and in all we have preached uptracts from it, in hopes that it may call wards of eighty sermons. It was not in our the attention of the several denomina- power to pay any special attention to visittions to the destitute condition of their ing of schools and families; though they own Churches; and with the view of in- have not been wholly neglected. The forming Missionary Societies, and candi- Lord's supper has not been administered by dates for the Ministry, where they may us while on our mission : but we have bapfind an extensive field of labour. tized four children, whose parents appeared
Editors. to be sensible of the nature of the ordinance, To the Standing Committee of Missions of and gave evidences of faith and picty. To
the General Synod of the Reformed give you a detailed account of each day's
Dutch Church in North America. labour would necessarily occasion much Gentlemen,
repetition. We shall therefore lay before Agreeably to our appointment, as Mission- you a statistical view of Upper Canada, aries to the province of Upper Canada, we comprising the different towns, with the
number of inhabitants in each, according to Lancaster town, 1 Presbyterian Church. the best sources of information we could Vacant. A Missionary from Scotland apobtain; the towns in each district, with the pointed for three years, and a Baptist Elder. number of Ministers and Churches of the Charlottesburgh town, 2 Presbyterian different denominations in them; the Mis- Churches, Vacant. 1 Roman Catholic sionaries of the different Societies who Church. labour in the province, accompanied with Cornwall town, 1 Episcopal Church, 1 such observations and remarks as occurred, Roman Catholic Church, 1 Presbyterian and as are applicable to the subject of Mis- Church. Vacant. 1 Episcopal Rector, 2 sions.
Roman Priests. The civil divisions of the province of
Osnaburgh town, 1 Episcopal Church, 1 Upper Canada are districts, counties, and Reformed Dutch Church, 1 Lutheran Socitowns; but we shall take notice only of the
ety. 1 Episcopal Rector, 1 Lutheran Midistricts and towns.
nister. The whole number of inhabitants does
Williamsburgh town, one Episcopal not exceed 100,000. The districts are ten. Church, 1 Reformed Dutch Church, 1 LuThese are, commencing at the lower end theran Society. 1 Presbyterian Minister of the province, Ottawa, Eastern, Johns-settled for one year. Preaching in the town, Midland, New-Castle, Home, Gore, Dutch Church. Niagara, London, and Western.
Matilda town, 1 Reformed Dutch Church. Ottawa district is situated along the Ot
Kenyon town, 1 Presbyterian Society. tawa River, which separates it from Lower Vacant. Canada, and contains about 2,000 inhabi
Roxburgh, Finch, Winchester, and tants, and comprises the following town. Mountain towns. The American Methoships : Hawkesborough, Longuiel, Alfred, dists have a circuit through this District, on Plantagenet, Clarence, Cumberland, Glou- which are two itinerants; and a Meeting cester, which are situated on the River; and House in the town of Matilda. in the rear of them are Osgoode, Russel, and
There is also an English Methodist who Cambridge, and these contain but few in
has formed a circuit from parts of the habitants. The settlements in this district
Eastern and Johnstown Districts. are principally on the Ottawa River. The settlers on both sides of the River are
The last five-mentioned towns have comchiefly emigrants from the United States. paratively few inbabitants; but the other The only religious instruction they have is towns in this District, being situated along from the Methodists, who have a circuit the St. Lawrence, are well settled by able
farmers through this district, and one itinerant on it. 'The village of St. Andrews is situated on The inhabitants in the towns of Lancasthe Ottawa River, but in the lower pro- ter, Charlottesburgh, Cornwall, Kenyon, vince. It is principally settled by Ameri- Roxburgh, and Finch, are principally from cans, and they are anxious to obtain a Pres- the Highlands of Scotland, and continue to byterian Minister. This we are informed speak the Gaelic language. The other is an important station, where a Missionary towns are settled with loyalists and emimight be stationed to advantage, whose grants from the United States. The late circuit might extend up the Ottawa to the Rev. Mr. Bethune was the Pastor of the Rideau River, beyond which the settle. Presbyterian Societies in this District; but ments are few and scattering.
at present a young man by the name Eastern District contains about 13,000 Fletcher, who is well spoken of, preaches to inhabitants, and the following towns, with them, but he has received no license to the Churches and Ministers of the different preach from any ecclesiastical judicadenominations in each town.
The Dutch congregation in Matilda has| The labours of our former Missionaries were a house of worship about 15 miles below still gratefully remembered and felt, and Prescot, and that of Osnaburgh has one the Circular sent out by the Committee in about 18 miles further. Williamsburgh 1801, had sensibly revived and strengthwill probably soon build one about half ened their attachment. They have resolved way between the other two. These con- to join in the formation of a Classis, and to gregations consist principally of High and use means to settle a Minister; and also to Low Dutch families, who moved from employ Mr. Taylor, a Burgher Minister Schoharie and the Mohawk, during, or im- from Scotland, for one year. They are mediately after, the revolutionary war, abundantly able, and we hope willing, to being loyalists. They were first formed support a Minister. There is a valuable under the care of Mr. Preffel, an Independ- parsonage lot attached to each of these con ent German Reformed Minister. In 1806 gregations. they were taken under the care of our Synod.
Literary and Scientific Intelligenee, dc.
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