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4,50 17, 14,
Rowley Fem. Cent Society, by
On Thursday, the Massachusetts
Sabbath School Union, and on Friday,
the Auxiliary Union of Boston, for proApr. 6. By cash, dividend at Columbian Bank, 30,
moting the observance of the Christian 17. From Mrs D per Dr Bolles, May 14.
» Contributions to Rev. S. Crowell, 1;Sabbath, attended their annual meet16. From William Nichols, profits on ings at the Federal Street MeetingChristian Watchman, 100,00 house ; but our limits will not permit Dolls. 2992,00
us to present the deeply interesting Stocks.
1711,43 Bank Stock,
A large number of Baptist Ministers
assembled at the Lecture Room in For Translations.
Federal Street, and organized a SocieBank Stock,
ty, to be styled the Massachusetts
Conference of Baptist Ministers. Boston, May 25, 1829. Having examined the preceding account, and com- On Wednesday and Thursday mornpared it with the Treasurer's book, and vouchers pro- ings, public prayer meetings were at, duced, we find the same correct. JAMES LORING,
tended at the Meeting-house, and
were experienced to be seasons of re
freshing from the presence of the Lord. Rev. N. W. Williams moved its acceptance, seconded by Rev. J. N.
It is devoutly to be hoped, that these Brown, accompanied with appropriate seasons, when multitudes of saints are addresses, and it was unanimously ac- brought into interesting associations, cepted.
will result in marshalling for action, Rev. Mr Knowles, seconded by Mr the sacramental host of God's elect,' Pattison, offered the following Reso- and hasten the latter day glory, when lution—That the command of Christ, the knowledge of the Lord shall fill and the destitutions of our country, the whole earth. render it an imperious duty to make more vigorous efforts for the support of Domestic Missions. This resolution SUPPRESSION OF INTEMPERANCE. was supported by conclusive
When efforts were commenced a ments, and urged by affecting motives. It was unanimously adopted.
few years since for the suppression of A collection was taken, for Domes- intemperance, many benevolent intic Missions, amounting to $73,20. dividuals in our country were hopeless The following Officers were chosen
of success. for the ensuing year:
But although much re
mains yet to be deplored, in viewing President. Rev. Joseph GRAFTON.
the fatal ravages of this pestilence, and Vice President.
parents are called to weep over the Rev. CHARLES TRAIN.
destruction of many hopeful youth, yet Secretary.
the success of recent efforts is most Rey. HOW ARD MALCOM.
heart cheering to the Christian and Treasurer.
Philanthropist. A rapid decline in the Mr ENSIGN LINCOLN.
use of intoxicating liquors is apparent Trustees.
in all the respectable walks of society. Lucius Bolles,
Whereas in years past, it was con-
it necessary to place spirits before a Wm. Leverett, Dea. H. Lincoln, G. F. Davis,
visitant, as a mark of hospitality, it is Daniel Sharp,
Jas. Fosdick. believed that a large portion of the B. Jacobs,
community would consider it a breach The operations of this Society are of of decorum to be invited to a repast of the highest importance to our denomi- this nature. The happy change which nation, and need great enlargement. has thus been effected should excite It is hoped the extensive fields will be filled with zealous and devoted labor- continued and more strenuous efforts
for complete victory. A total absti
nence is the only safe course, and this awakening the attention of many others is the point at which efforts should
to their eternal interests. An instance be directed. At the late Baptist "At Kilronan, (Ireland) the Lord come
is related in the Wesleyan Magazine. Triennial Convention but one voice menced a gracious work in the converwas heard among the members, and sion of a man who had been a proverb that was, that total abstinence from for wickedness, the leader of one of the ardent spirits was the reigning doc. renewing power of the grace of God
When he felt the
fighting factions. trine in their several sections of coun. in his own soul, he was determined he try. The members of the General would make it known, and lead others Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, to the enjoyment of the same grace.
He began to establish prayer-meetings at Philadelphia, presented similar state
in the neighborhood. From these efments. Bishop Chase, from Ohio, has forts a class of sixty members has been also stated that the doctrine of total collected, among whom are two Ro
man Catholics, who are truly convertabstinence was becoming the common
ed to God. Several others attend the opinion in the region to which he be- preaching, and hear the word with longs.
deep attention.' The Hon. Judge Parker has lately written to the Massachusetts Society
ORDINATIONS. for the Suppression of Intemperance,
April 12, 1829, Mr Jeremiah Hengiving a gratifying testimony to the dren was ordained to the work of an happy reformation which he witnessed Evangelist, in the Baptist Church, in relation to the use of spirits in the Cumberland Street, Norfolk, Vir.
Sermon by Rev. D. M. Woodson of western counties of this State.
Let Portsmouth, Vir. the friends of the best interests of man be awakened to holy vigilance and
On Thursday, April, 16, Mr Thomas
Driver, was ordained at South Boston, vigorous effort.
as an Evangelist. Introductory Prayer by MrE. Lincoln ; Reading the Scrip
tures by Rev. Joseph Driver; Sermon “THERE IS NOTHING LIKE PRAYER.
by Rev. C. P. Grosvenor, from Isa. xlv.
15, ' Verily, thou art a God that hidest In one of the villages in England, thyself, o God of Israel, the Saviour.' where evangelical truth not Ordaining Prayer by Rev. Daniel preached, there was an aged man, Sharp; Charge by Rev. Rufus Babwho remarked, that there cock; Right Hand of Fellowship by nothing like prayer.' He had been Rev. Howard Malcom; Concluding praying to God for eighteen years Prayer by Rev. Bela Jacobs. The to send the Gospel to the village. At Congregational Meeting-house was the end of this period, through the kindly opened for the services, which agency of a lady who was awakened was well filled with a listening auto the object, meetings were commenc- dience. ed. He was called to offer prayers at these seasons, and several persons were
April 23, Rev. James Gilpatrick deeply iinpressed. The gospel was
was installed Pastor of the First Bapintroduced, a church formed, a place of tist Church in Bluehill, Me. Sermon worship erected, and the old gentleman by Rev. Daniel Merrill. who had prayed for the object eighteen May 6, Mr Veramus Bemis was oryears became a deacon. The effect- dained at the Baptist Church in Newual fervent prayer of a righteous man field, N. Y. Sermon by Rev. Aaron availeth much.'
May 6, Mr Edward Hale was orTHE TRIUMPHS OF GRACE. dained in the Baptist Meeting-house, When Saul was arrested in his per
Keene, N. H. secuting career by divine grace, it is May 20, Mr Erastus Andrews was said, then had the churches rest. The ordained Pastor of the Baptist Church conversion of a bold leader in trans- in Middlefield, Mass. Sermon by Rev. gression is often a happy mean of Elisha Andrews.
May 21, Mr Francis W. Emmons Scriptures, by Rev..Dr Sharp; Hymn; was ordained at the First Baptist Sermon by Rev. Mr Grosvenor, the Church in Providence, to take the pas. Pastor, from Rom. xi. 36, “ For of him, toral charge of the Baptist Church at and through him, and to him, are all Eastport, Me. Sermon by Rev. J. N. things, to whom be glory forever.” Seaman.
Concluding Prayer, by Rev. HowMay 28, Mr L. J. Reynolds was or
ard Malcom. Our limits will not addained Pastor of the Baptist Church in mit of presenting an outline of the Middleton, Vt. Sermon by Rev. interesting discourse delivered on this Hadley Proctor.
occasion ; but it was listened to with peculiar attention.
The house was June 17, Mr Gurdon Robbins was
crowded at an early hour. This anordained Pastor of the Baptist Church
cient church is now accommodated in East Windsor, Conn. Sermon by with a highly finished place of wor, Rev. G. F. Davis.
ship, in a very central situation, and
enjoys a fair prospect of enlargement. MEETING-HOUSES OPENED.
The building is located at the corner of
Union and Hanover-Streets, and built March 5, A new Baptist Meeting- of brick, with a basement story. Its dihouse was opened at Fort Covington, mensions are 73 feet by 674, containing N. Y.
138 pews. A second gallery is erectA new and beautiful house of wor
ed over the singers for free seats, ship was opened in Bangor, Maine, and the building is ornamented by a
beautiful cupola, and furnished with April 16th, for the Baptist Church and Congregation. Sermon by Rev. T. B.
a good bell.
This church was the Ripley.
first Baptist Church gathered in MasJune 8, A new Baptist Meeting-house of twelve pastors, many of whom have
sachusetts, and has enjoyed the labors was opened at the Paper Mill Village, been inen of great distinction in the in Alstead, N. H.
church of Christ. Here the pious and June 18, The new and beautiful edi- venerable STILLMAN labored with fice, erected by the First Baptist Church eminent success for more than forty and Society in Boston, was opened by years. May the fervent prayers of a appropriate religious services, in the fol. long succession of devout, and zealous, lowing order: Invocation by the Pastor. and faithful disciples, be answered in Anthein. Dedicatory Prayer by Rev.J. copious showers of blessings on the D. Knowles; Anthem; Reading the present and future generations.
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of
the Baptist Denomination in the United States, for Foreign Missions,
from May 22, to June 22, 1829.
Sharp's church, Boston, for the education of two Indian girls at the
40,00 From Lydia Gordon, Belfast,
1,00 Primary Soc. Freedonia, per Mr E. Lincoln,
1,00 Rev. Dr Sharp, it having been contributed by friends belonging to his congregation, to aid in printing the Bible in Burmah,
50,00 From Rev. Joseph Grafton, it having been collected by female friends
at Newton Upper Falls, to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, 26,40 From H. B. Rounds, Esq. Treas. of the Utica Bap. For. Miss. Soc. per Mr E. Lincoln,
25,00 Of Rev. H. Malcom, from a “poor woman” of his congregation, for Burman Mission, $2—African Mission, $3,
5,00 Miss Hannah Whitney, Royalston, Mass. per Rev. Mr Metcalf, 2,00 A Friend, per Rev. Mr Knowles, for Indian Schools,
5,00 A Friend to Christian Missions, (lately ordained to the work of the ministry,) for publishing the New Testament in the Bur. language, 10,00
Appended to this liberal donation was the following scriptural injunction, “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.”
From Rev. Thomas B. Montaine, Southampton, Pa. by Rev. J. Going, 10,00 An Attorney at Law, on reading the Memoir of Mrs Judson, per Rev. Jonathan Going,
1,00 From Mrs Bucknam, Lexington, being the avails of a gold ring, 55 Mrs Eunice Nichols, Cambridge,
4,00 Col. at monthly concert for prayer in first Bap. Ch. Cambridge, 30,82 Female Judson Soc. Cainbridge,
30,00 Mrs P. Farwell, Cambridge, for Bengal Christian School Soc. 30,00 Per L. Farwell, Esq.
95,37 Proceeds of a pair of gold ear-rings, received by Mr C. Bennett, and sold by Master W. C. Bolles,
3,92 Carey Soc. of First Bap. Ch. Boston, for the support of an Indian child
at the Carey Station, by the name of James M. Winchell, per Miss
30,00 Abel Parker, Esq. Jaffrey, N. H. per Mr E. Lincoln,
15,00 From two members of one of the Baptist churches in the County of
Hunterdon, N. J. $5 each, for publishing the Bible in Burmah, 10,00 Fem. Bap. Miss. Soc. Plymouth, for the Indian Stations in the United States, per Miss Nancy H. Symmes,
14,00 Mr P. Blake, Princeton, Mass. for printing the Bible in Burmah, per Rev. Dr Sharp,
2,00 Proceeds of a Masonic ornament, from a member of Rev. Mr Knowles' church,
,40 A member of the Bap. Ch. in Kingwood, Hunterdon County, N. J. for
publishing the Bible in Burmah, by a Friend to the Scriptures, 5,00 Mr Ephraim Woods, Camden, Maine, for the Burman Bible, per Dea. J. Loring,
10,00 Collection taken at the late meeting of the Convention in Philadelphia, 59,65 Mrs Mayhew, for the Carey Station, per Mr E. Lincoln,
1,48 Mrs Esther Waters, widow of a Baptist minister, for the Burman mission, per Rev. J. Going, of Worcester,
20,00 Mr Archer B. Sınith, student in the Theol. Inst. Newton, to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, per Rev. Dr Bolles,
20,00 Samuel Day, Esq. Treas. of Lincoln (Me.) Aux. For. Miss. Soc. 52,50 The Oliver-Street, N. Y. Bap. For. Miss. Soc. per Rev. S. H. Cone, * 250,00 A Friend, being an annual contribution to aid in the education of an In
dian child by the name of Elizabeth Green, at Valley Towns, per
30,00 Calvin Blanchard, Treas. of Middlesex Bap. Miss. Soc.
30,00 The Oxford, (Me.) Aux. Soc. per Mr E. Lincoln,
35,00 For Burman Female Schools, from a female friend, per Mr. E. Lincoln, 1,00 From Hon. Walter Lowrie, Washington, D. C. in aid of the Burman translation of the Bible,
* The Treasurer has often had occasion to notice the liberality of the Missionary Associations connected with the Oliver-Street Baptist Church; and it is with great pleasure that he now records another proof of their Christian benevolence. This extra effort was made for the purpose of purchasing a “Super Royal Washington Printing Press,” (now on its way to Burmah, with a pious and efficient Printer) the beneficial operations of which it is believed will be experienced in future years by MILLIONS of the heathen who shall be converted to the faith of the Gospel.
or Communications are received from our respected correspondent, at Kingsville, Ohio, for which he has our thanks; and we regret that the information they contain was not received at an early period. The moneys received for the Newton Theological Institution, the account of the Federal-Street Baptist Maternal Society, and several other articles on file, are unavoidably deferred to the next Number.
That prayer is a duty we need not labor to prove. The volume of inspiration has decided the matter; for it inforins us that our Lord spake a parable to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.' It directs us to pray without ceasing. It points to Calvary; it exhibits there the blood of atonement, and shows us the way of access to the mercy seat.
It teaches us how to come, * lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.' It abounds in exhortations and commands to offer prayers, and in assurances that, ascending from contrite and believing hearts, they shall be heard. • Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.'
We live in a world of trouble. Often the brightest morning is soon overcast with clouds and darkness. Our favorite plans are frustrated. Our fairest hopes in life are cut off, as the blossoins of spring by an untimely frost. We are visited with losses and sickness. We see our dearest kindred and friends torn from us, and laid in the
Living troubles also, in various forms, arise from sources from which we least expected them. Perhaps, too, the light of God's countenance, which once beamed upon our souls, is withdrawn; while the sinfulness of our hearts and of our lives fills us with distress and gloomy doubts.
At such a time, brethren, you well know where, and where only, relief can be found. Is any among you afflicted, let him pray: Instead of increasing the weight of his afflictions by an obstinate and silent melancholy, or by constantly complaining to men, let him retire and pour out his complaints in secret to God. He may then hope to come forth comforted, sweetly resigned to the will of his heavenly Father, and rejoicing in the precious promise, 'As thy days, so shall thy strength be.' AUGUST, 1829.