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who will contribute of their property to disseminate Bibles, and Religious Tracts, and to send preachers of the Gospel to the destitute parts of our land, and to heathen lands, and to aid every other benevolent institution, is greatly increased. Many of the subjects of these revivals are young, and not a few of them, having experienced the power and excollency of the Gospel themselves, will undoubtedly endeavor to become preachers of it to others; and to them we may look for a supply for those churches, which the death of their fathers will soon leave vacant, and to them we may look too, for heralds to carry the Gospel to the destitute parts of our country, and to all the dark places of the earth.
Means of promoting Revivals of Religion.
The revival in Oneida County, mentioned above, has been so remarkable, and so much spoken of, that the presbytery have published a narrative of its commencement and progress—its characteristics, and the means which the Holy Spirit rendered most effectual in promoting it. Extracts are here given from the latter division of the pamphlet, with the hope that churches and ministers and private Christians in every part of our land, may use the same means in order to procure a similar blessing. But whether the blessing follow or not, the use of such means is what all Christians owe to themselves, to the world around them, and to Him who has called them into his glorious kingdom.
1. Seasons of fasting and prayer. In most, is not all, the societies which have shared in this work of grace, days have been set apart for the special object of praying for the influences of the Spirit, to humble and sanctify the professed uisciples of Christ, and to convert sinners.
2. Confession of sin in churches. Wherever churches have met, and with evident sincerity of heart, confessed their “faults one to another,” God has granted them a sweet sense of his forgiving mercy, given them free access to his throne of grace in praying for others, and great boldness and zeal in using means for their salvation > 3. Church discipline. This has tended to humble churches, and to alarm the impenitent. |...r.o. administered, has been found a powerful method of enforcing some of the truths of the Gospel. Many are hardened in unbelief by the irregular lives of professors. When such are led to repent and confess their sias, or are excluded from the church, one of the objections is removed, with which sinners
often successfully ward off the sword of the i
Spirit, pointed at their heart. 4. Visiting from house to house. been done extensively. These visits have been strictly religious. Every member of the #mily, capable of ror, iros in 'ruction, has
been addressed; and such visits have usually been closed with prayer, adapted to the character and circumstances of the different members of the family. 5. Preaching the Gospel, its doctrines and precepts, its promises and threatenings, with great plainness and earnestness. Churches have been reproved in the most pointed manner; for their lukewarmness, their pride, and worldlimess, and unbelief. They have been urged as strongly to repent and humble themselves hefore Göd, as the most rebellious sinners. This plain and laithful application of divine truth to the churches, while it has produced great searchings of heart, and led some to abandon their hopes, has, in several cases, excited greater alarm among sinners than a direct address. The truths of God's word have been pressed upon sinners without respect of per; sons. The sinner has been followed into all his hiding places. Every mask has been torn off from the moralist and self-righteous. 6. Union of feeling and effort in churches has promoted this revival. Where the great body of the church has come up to the hel of the Lord, the work has been powerful: And although there have been in most of the churches, some who have stood all the day idle; yet a larger proportion, have manifested a deep interest in the work than in former revivals. The coldness or the opposition of professors, has been found far more injurious than the opposition of others. 7. Avoiding disputes upon minor points. Care has been taken to guard Christians against all sectarian feelings. In some instances injury has been done; but we believe that the churches generally have done less to grieve the Spirit, by any improper conduct in this respect, than is common in revivals. Indeed we may say, that, with few exceptions, churches of different mames have felt and manifested more solicitude to make converts than proselytes. 8. The visits of ministers, professors, and others, where revivals had commenced, have had a powerful effect in extending the work. Ministers and private Christians have thus been refreshed. When ". returned home, they have told others, and exhorted their brethren to awake. Sinners have jn many cases returned, rejoicing in hope, or deeply convict
9 United, agonizing, perseyering prayer. This has evidently been one of the principal means, which God has blessed, in originating and extending this work of grace. The promises of God, made to prayer, have been frequently presented; and Christians, encouraged by these promises, have wrestled with the God of Jacob, in public prayer-meetings, and in the family, .." the closet. Prayer-meetings have been numerous and frequent in most of the churches.
10. The instructions given in Sabbath schools, and bible classes have been eminently blessed. A large number of those who belong to our Sabbath schools give satisfactory evidence of piety. Superintendents and teachers have, in many cases, been the honored instruments of their conversion. In several instances, most of the members of bible classes have become converts, and promise to be among the most stable and valuable members of our churches.
She came home, hoping to do something, and performed a few days’ labor. But on Saturday, the 5th of November, she was severely attacked with a bilious disease. Her husband was then alone. He did that for her, which he thought most judicious; but with little, if any, effect. He sent to Mayhew for assistance, and Mr. Cushman, Dr. Hand, and Miss Burnham came. But they could not stay the arm of the Almighty. On the morning of the 13th, our dear sister died. Her remains were removed to Mayhew, where our widowod brother also went, with his two little children... Soon after the burial had taken place, the little son, who had been sick, became more unwell, with the same disease that was sent upon his mother, and on Friday, the 17th, he slept the sleep of death, and now lies near his mother's side, in the grave yard; and we hope that his spirit is with her in glory. You may wish to know all the particulars respecting her illness, and of her conversation as she drew near the grave. These, I trust, Yo. will learn fully and accurately from Mr. Wright. I rejoice to say to you, however, that our sister, as we hope, was prepared, by the grace of God, to meet death. The subject of death had, for some time previous to her sickness, been a subject of familiar conversation between her and her husband. I remember, also, that, while riding with her for the last time, we spoke of it, and I was pleased with the solemn manner in which she conversed about it. When first informed, that it was probable she could not live long, she was not much agitated. She said, it was sweet resting in the arms of everlasting love. Her mind was clear, calm, and much absorbed with the thoughts of etermity. I mention #. things to you, that you, as well as we, may have a view of the grace of God toward her, while going down to the grave, and may be comforted, from good rea
sons, with the hope that she is in heaven. . Although the church of God, looking at it as militant and triumphant, has lost nothing by this and by a thousand other deaths; although the church is safe, and can lose nothing; yet, we poor, feeble worms, feel that we have sustained a great loss. You know our situation; and you are far from being a stram
ger to the good character, to the many valuable qualifications, with which it pleased the Head of the Church to endow our departed sister. My feelings lead me to dwels upon the memory of the dead. A grateful sense of her kindness urges me to bear testimony respecting her many labors and cares, not only for me, and the family, and the various friends who called on us; but also for the heathem; much did she do for the sick and wounded in this village; and much did she do to teach the young women around us to read, and write, &c. I think, sir, I can say, that, during all the summer past, she had a growing love for her work, and for her Saviour; and felt, that this land was her home, at least, more so than any other place.
Mr. Byington adds concerning her, in the conclusion of his letter, as follows:
Our departed friend had, in early life, been favored with a good education. Her mind was well stored with information, which she had gained from books and observation. She possessed, in no common degree—what some are denied—good common sense, and sound judgment. Her constitution, moreover, was excellent.—While we thought that others might soon die, we did not seel, as we ought, the sovereign right of God to take whom he would
Capt. John Brown.
We have, moreover, to record the death of CHARLEs R. Hicks, the venerable and highly respected Indian chief, whose name, since the Board commenced a mission among the Cherokees, has often appeared on the pages of the Missionary Herald. He died near the commencement of the present year. Mr. Hicks was, for many years previous to his decease, an exemplary member of the Moravian church,which has had a mission among the Cherokees since the year 1801; but his regard was extended to every measure, from whatever source it originated, that had a tendency to improve the moral, intellectual, and social character of his
Mr. Drake, and by the Agents of the Board, | Rev. George Cowles, and Mr. E. N. Kirk. The officers are as follows. The places of | their residence in most cases were not com| municated.
Joseph Jackson, Esq. President; It ev. Aaron Condit, Hon. Lewis Condit. Rev. Baro: King, and 1 obias Boudinot, Esq., Vice Presidents; | Hoev. Albert Barnes, of Morristown. Secretary;
Frederic King, Esq. of Morristown, Treasurer:
| Rev. Join Bergeon, Rev. John Ford, Lewis Mills, and the Secretary and Treasurer, Erecutive committee.
This Auxiliary embraces 14 Associations. It is expected that some others will yet be formed in the county.
FORMATION OF ASSOCIATIONS.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE,--Cheshire co. Newport. Gent. Asso. Rev. John Wood, Pres. James Breck, Esq. V. Pres. Dr. John B. McGregory, Sec. Dr. Alexander Boyd, Treas. 10 coll.—Lad. Asso. Mrs. John Wood. Pres. Mrs. James Brock, W. Pres. Miss Henrietta Newton, Sec. Mrs. John B. McGregory, Treas. 11 coll. Oct. 2.
Croyden. Gent. Asso. Rev. Jacob Haven, Pres. Mr. Jonathan Powers, V. Pres. Samuel Morse, Esq. Sec. Mr. Moses Haven, Treas. 6 coll.—-Lad. Asso. Miss Hannah Haven, Pres. Miss Cloe C. Carrol, V. Pres. Miss Mary Powers, Sce. Mrs. Moses Haven, Treas. 6 coll. Oct. 12.
Springfield. Gent. Asso. Rev. Job Cushman, Pres. Mr. Reuben Hoit, v. Pres, Dea. Moses Richardson, Sec. Solomon Clement, Esq. Treas. 6 coff.-Lad. Asso. Mrs. Samuel Stevens, Pres. Mrs. David Loverin, V. Pres. Mrs. Benjamin Collins, Sec. Mrs. Solomon Clement, Treas. 6 coil. Oct. 19.
Plainfield. Gent. Asso. Rev. Dana Clayes, Pres. Dea. Daniel Morrill, V. Pres. Mr. Israel Newell, Sec. Dea. Benj. Pearson. Treas. 5 coll.—Lad. Asso. Mrs. Hannah Kinball, Pres. Miss Dolly Fifield, v. Pres. Mis. Israel Newell, Sec. Miss Roena Adams, Treas. 7 coll. Oct. 23.
Çornish. Gent. Asso. Rev. Joseph Powell, Pres. Col. J s Ripley, V. Pres. Dea. Newton Whittlesy, Sec. William Whittlesy, Treas. 9 coll.—Lad. Asso. Mrs. Daniel Chase, Pres. Mrs. James Ripley, W. Pres. Mrs. Newton Whittlesy, Sec. Mrs. William Whit. tlesy, Treas. 10 coll. Oct. 30.
Claremont. Gent. Asso. Rev. Jonathan Nye, Pres. Hon. David Dexter. V. Pres. George Fiske, Esq. Sec. Josiah Stevens, Treas. 6 coll.—Lad. Asso. Mrs. Jonathan Nye, Pres. Mrs. Mary Clark, V. Pres. Mrs. George Fiske, See. Mrs. Jonah Richards, Treas. 10 coll. Nov. 6,
Fitzwilliam. Gent. Asso. Rev. J. Sabine. Pres. Dea. S. Griftin, V. Pres. Capt. D. Whittemore, Sec. Mr. J. Allen, Treas. 4 coll.–Lad. Asso. Mrs. J. Sabine, Pres. Mrs. L., Torer, V. Pres. Miss E. Richardson, Sec. Mrs. A. Townsend, Treas. 6 coll. Oct.
Nelson. Gent. Asso. Rev. Gad, Newell, Pres. Dea. Noah Hardy, V. Pres. Dea. J. Robbins, Sec. Mr. Abel Richardson, Treas. 6 coll:-Lad. Asso. Mrs. Sophia Newell, Pres, Mrs. Sarah Whitney, V. Pres. Miss U. Newell, Sec. Mrs. L. Melville, Treas. 4 coll. Oct.
Chesterfield. Gent. Asso. Rev. John Walker. Pres. Dea. Ezra Holden, V. Pres. Mr. Elijah Scott, Sec. Mr. Abrahan Wood, Treas. 3 coll.—Lad. Asso. Mrs. Arathusa Walker, Pres, Mrs. Eleanor Brooks, V. Pres. Miss Laura Britton, Sec. Mrs. Martha Wood, Treas. 3 coll. October.
Marlboro". Gent. Asso. Rev. Salmon Bennett, Pres. Col. Joseph Frost, V. Pres. Mr. Joseph Frost, Jr. see. Capt. John Lane, Treas.--Lad. Asso. Mrs. Nancy Holman, Pres. Miss Mary Ward, V. Pres. Miss Betsey Farrar, Sec. Mrs. Hepzi Bennet, Treas.
Keene. Gent. Asso. Rev. Z. S. Barstow. Pres. Elijah Dunbar, Esq. V. Pres. Mr. Colfins H. Jamnith,
Warren. Gent. Asso. Mr. Zalmon Filch. Esq. V. Pres. tis, Sec. Mr. Asahel Adams, Treas. 3 coll—Lad. Asso, Mrs. S. Perkins, Pres. Mrs. R. Mason, W. Pres. Mrs. J. W. Curtis, Sec. Mrs. Z. Filch, Treas. 4 coil. Sept. 20.
Newton. Gent. and Lad. Asso. Pres. Mr. Nathaniel Stanley. V. Pres. Mr. Jacob Winning, Sec. Mr. David Carlisle, Treas. 3 coil. Sept. 20. t
Braceville. Gent. and Lad. Asso. Dea. Comfort Stone, Pres. Mr. A urin Stone, V. Pres. Mr. Fowler Merwin, Sec. Mr. Erastus Hinimum, Treas. 4 coll. Sept. 21.
Bristol. Gent. and Lad. Asso. It ev. Miller, Pres., Perez R. Hichcock Esq; V. Pres. Mr. Wilmot Mayhew, Sec. Mr. Chester Ifillman, Treas. 4 vol. Sept. 25.
Mr. Alva Hart, Pres.
John Crowell. Pres, Rev. Joseph W. Cur
Dca. A. Hover,
Union Co. Milford. Gent. Asso. Mr. Samuel Read, Pres. Mr. Richard Gabriel, V. Pres. Dr. R. D. Mann, Sec. William Gabriel, Esq. Treas. 2 coll.-Lad. Asso. Mrs. M. Wood, Pres. Mrs. H. Burnham, V. Pres. Miss Rhoda Read, Sec. Mrs. Willian Gabriel, Treas. 3 coll. Oct. 25.
Logan Co. Bellefontaine. Gent. and Lad. Asso. Rev. Joseph Stevenson, Pres., Mr. Robert Patterson,
V. Pres. Mr. Zane McCulloch, Sec. Dr. A bias
Mr. James Hannah. W. Pres. Mr.
James Coe, Pres,
Piqua. Gent. Asso. Mr. David Adam, Pres. Mr. Thomas Bellas. V. Pres. Mr. Williaum Elliot, See. Mr. Robert Arhart, Treas. 2 coll.—Lad. Asso. Miss Mary Mitchell, Pres. Mrs. Mary Culbertson, V.
Pres. Miss T. Mitchell. Sec. Mrs. R. Alhart, Treas.
Rev. Samuel Hinkle, V. Pres.
lin Putnam. Pres.
| 4 coll. Dec. 6.
Salem. Gent. and Lad. Asso. Dea. John Strong, Pres. Mr. James Blakely. V. Pres, Mr. N. Purinton, Sec. Mr. Henry S. Due, Trcas. 4 coll. Dec. 7.
Ross co, Chillicothe. Gent. Asso. Rev. Joseph Claybaugh, Pres. Rev. Wm. Graham, V. Pres. Mr. D. W. Hearn, Sec. Mr. Andrew Carlisle, Treas. 4 coll. —Lad. Asso. Mrs. Findley, Pres. Mrs. J. Waddle, V. Pres. Mrs. Wm. Grahan, Sec. Mrs. John McCay, Treas. 4 coll. Dec. 10.
Concord. Gent. and Lad. Asso.
Salein. ton. Pres. Wilson, do.
Mr. Alexander Mr. Roto4 coll.
Gent. and Iail. Asso. Mr. David EdminsMr. John Morton. V. Pres, nor. J. W. Rev. James Dickey, See. Mr. Robert Bieden, "I reas. Dec. 14. Highland Co. Greenfield. R. v. Samuel Crothers, Pies. Pres. Mr. David Bonner, Sec. sun, Treas. A cell. Dec. 15.
Gen. and Lad. Asso. Mr. Wilson Stuart, V. Dr, Wm. C. John