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Aug. 26, 1803. From Rev. Jabez Chadwick, collected on
a mission,

$ 42 38 Sept. 15. From a friend of missions,

6 00 20. From Rev. Samuel Fuller, cash advanced

for a mission he did not perform, 10 00 Annual dues from sundry members,

33 10 Entrance money from sundry members, 5 00 From a friend of missions,

1 00 A donation from Rev. Stephen Tracy, 3 00 From Rev. David Perry, collected on a mission,

70 26 A contribution from Chester,

17 57 Dec. 28. A donation from Rev. Gideon Hawley, 1 00 Jan. 4, 1804. A contribution from Pittsfield,

25 00 10. From the Executrix of the late Rev. John

Steeven, the remainder of his legacy, 33 00 Feb. 21. A contribution fro Sheffield,

18 48 28. From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, collected on a mission,

19 86 April 17. A contribution from Lee,

19 35 From a friend of missions, the avails of a fortunate ticket,

7 00 Col. Elijah Williams 400 of Doddridge's

Address to the Master of a Family. Annual dues from sundry members, since the 20th of September last,

10 00 July 2. From a friend of missions in Williamstown,

10 00 Sept. 10. From a friend of missions,

12 00

Total, $ 1205 79

Monies paid by order of the Trustees, since September, 1801.

October 1801. Paid Rev. Aaron Bascom for 12 weeks

mission to the western new settlements,
his pulpit being supplied by neighboring

$ 40 00 Paid Mr. Abiel Jones the balance for 8

weeks mission to the western new

24 00 December. Paid for printing Addresses,

9 00 Sept. 22, 1802. Paid Rev. Samuel Leonard for 8 weeks mission to Vermont,

48 00 Paid Rev. Samuel Leonard for 8 weeks

inission to the state of New York, 48.00 Paid Rev. D. Porter for 12 weeks mission

to the states of New-York and Penn-

72 00

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Paid Rev. David Harrower for 9 weeks

mission to the states of New York and - Pennsylvania,

54 00 Paid Rev. David Perry for 12 weeks mis

sion to the western parts of the state of
New-York, his pulpit being supplid by
neighboring ministers,

40 00 December. Paid Rev. Benjamin Wooster for 12 weeks

*mission to the west and east of Lake

72 00 April, 1803. . Paid Rev. Joseph Avery for 12 weeks mis

sion to the western counties of the state
of New-York, his pulpit being supplied
by neighboring ministers, 10 weeks of
the time,

45 34 Paid Rev. J. Avery his expense in forwarding Mr. Harrower's mission,

1 00 June.

Paid Rev. Benj. Wooster for 12 weeks mis

sion to the northern parts of the states
of New-York and Vermont,

72 00 August. Paid Rev Jabez Chadwick for 16 weeks

mission to the county of Luzerne and
its vicinity,

96 00 Feb. 28, 1804. Paid Rev. Benjamin Wooster for 16 weeks

mission to the western parts of the
state of Vermont,

96 00
Paid the Rev. Benjamin Wooster in ad-
vance of another mission,

46 86 July 9. Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan in advance of a

mission he has undertaken to perform, 48 00 Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins in advance of

a, mission he has undertaken to per-

48 00

Total paid out,
September 12. Balance in the Treasury,

$860 20

345 59

$ 1205 79


From the Christian Observer. of them, who has been dead some

years, pursued the humble and To the Editor of the Christian laborious occupation of a flaxObserver.

dresser, in an obscure and reSIR,

mote part of the kingdom, and I TAKE the liberty of transmit- his opportunities of acquiring ting here with some extracts of knowledge must, therefore, have letters, which have appeared to been very limited. He seems, me not unworthy of a place in however, to have improved them your Miscellany. The writer to great advantage, and of this, even a cursory perusal of these were it really believed in and exextracts, will furnish considera-pected, sink the spirit of any ble proof. They, doubtless, dis- man who knew himself a strancover much depth of thought, ger to religion ! What is the and accuteness of remark, espe- reason that men tiifle so much cially as it is to be remembered with religion? It is because they that they were familiar commu- have not believed heartily what nications to a friend, and were the Scriptures reveal to us about neverintended for the public eye. an eternal state, Heaven and hell But that to which I wish prin- seem to be words of small import cipally to call the reader's atten- with many, but they are the most tion, is the strain of rational, yet momentous words which ever, animated piety, which pervades sounded in the ear's of man. them, and which evidently flowerl What is it, that makes many from a mind deeply imbued with Christians so exceedingly warm, Christian principles. I remain, I would also ask, when you touch Sir, Your obedient servant, M. the least pin of that hedge of dis

tinction they have set up between DEAR SIR,

May 26, 1794. then selves and others, while you I received yours, of the 21st can easily observe the weightier of March, which I read with plea- matters of the law are neglected, sure, and I hope with profit. I but that the Gospel of the Grace confess I have been too long in of God is not heartily believed, acknowledging your kindness, and neither the hope of salvation but our friend will inform nor the fear of God's anger, has you how very little time I can properly affected their conscienccommand. I hope, however, we es? If men's consciences were shall have more time shortly, thoroughly alive to these things, when death shall have closed our they would find much of their eyes on all things under the sun. zeal about externals had been There is a glorious prospect be- mere trilling, while they agreed fore us ! an incorruptible and e- with their opponents in the worst ternal inheritance ! to which we error ofany--estrangement from have ready access through the the power and life of Christianity blood of Christ. We shall then in their experience and practice. rest from all our labours, and join I have a great veneration for our that honourable company which worthy forefathers, who contend

surrounds the throne. ed not only for the forms and There we shall serve him, and doctrines, but for the power and see his face, and be fixed as pil- | practice of Christianity, which lars in his Temple, to go out no seem to be too much lost sight

O glorious day! when of by most of their degenciate he shall rend these blue heavens

How often do we hear above us, and put an eternal s'oporthodox scrmons, very well adto the wheels of time. Eternity justed according to the received is a solemn, yet pleasing word, system of doctrines, which are though it is also a dreadful one very little calculated to awaken to those who have reason to con- the sleeping conscience, or otherclude that they sıall dwell for wise to edify the Church of Christ ! ever with devouring fire. How with many there is to be found would the thought of eternity,' a form of the Gospel, as St. Paul




speaks of a form of godliness, sisteth not in the abundance of whereby they discuss some head the things which he possesseth, of divinity. This is proyed and so neither doth a Christian's hapillustrated, and the opposite er-piness consist in his moving in rors are detected and condemned, a higher sphere, but it consists in and then a few inferences drawn his serving God singly, humbly, from the subject, distant from and contentedly, in the station he the people's consciences a thousis placed in, though it should be and miles ; just as if preaching no higher than that of a servant the Gospel were teaching men a or a bond slave. These things science, which had little or no are but mere temporary differconcern with their consciences ences, which God has designed at all. How different this from to serve a purpose, but from the manner of the Apostles ! which Christians shall be altowho always addressed their audi- gether freed and disencumbered, ence, applied the doctrines to their when mortality shall be swallowconsciences, and let them know ed up of life. I feel, it is true, of what import such things were something of the embarrassment to them. See Acts ii. 14, 22, 29, of a low and comparatively de36, 38, 39, and Acts xiii. 16, 38, pendent station ; but then I seem to 41, &c.

to experience interpositions of

Divine Providence, in answer to Jan. 13, 1795. my prayers, and the accomplishI am sensible of your kindness, ment of God's promises, in a way in offering me your assistance to which I might not, were I in a enable me to move in a higher more independent line of life. sphere ; but, for my own part, I Besides, what a satisfaction is it, see no other way pointed out by in any station to think that we Providence in which I should are piaced there by our Heavenly serve our blessed Lord and Mas. Father, and enjoined to occupy ter, than by occupying in that therein till Christ come. He lower sphere, wherein his infi- certainly is the best judge of evenite wisdom has seen fit to place ry one's talents and in what way me. I feel myself exceedingly he can best serve his own ends defective in a small circle, and by them. If God has given us perhaps I should be much more hearts to wish well to his cause, so, if my sphere were enlarged; so that we should rejoice to be and whatever you may think of instrumental in promoting it me, I know and feel myself to la- through the whole creation, may bour under so many moral and we not leave it to his wisdom to mental weaknesses and infirmi- determine how far, or in what ties, as makes me well satisfied station, he will employ us, while with my present private and com- he has ten thousand thousand fitparatively hidden situation. As ter instruments at command ? to differences of rank, place, or if he hath given us an inclination station, farther than as a Chris- to his service, it is an unspeakatian's usefulness is thereby dimi- ble mercy, though he should not nished or enlarged, I see nothing afford us such opportunities of in them that needs either to ex- extensive usefulness, as those he cite our ambition or dissatisfac- has seen meet to employ in anotion. For as a man's life con-' ther line. Alas! that we should


be so unprofitable in the line to secure unto themselves their wherein he has placed us, and earthly glory, splendor and digthat we should do so much less nity; and the pulse of their soul than we might, without otherop beats high or low, irregular or portunity than he has been pleas- uniform, accordingly as the ased to give. We cannot say that pect of these things varies. we have done what we might Could we look into the hearts of have done, nor that we have done worldly men, and observe the any thing as we ought, when all various vicissitudes of their is done. But blessed forever be minds, their hopes and fears, our Heavenly Father, who hath

their joys and sorrows, made us to know that Christ died should perceive that these beat for the ungodly, and that there is time to the vicissitudes which eternal life given through him, take place in their worldly atWe hope, through the belief of tachments. Give them a state this, and of all the promises of of things on earth suited to their Cod, at length to overcome every inclinations, and you put life hindrance to our salvation, and and spirit into them. Cross to join in the triumph and eter- and disappoint them here, and nal praises of the Heavenly train the success of religion, or the of saints and martyrs, who came extension of our Redeemer's up out of great tribulation, and kingdom, will yield them no now behold the face of their consolation. Men seem to be heavenly Father, and of the so much of a piece with this Lamb in the midst ofthe throne; earth, that as a certain writer and the forethought of this eter- observes, “ they partake in all nal glory makes us even now an- its pangs and paroxysms and ticipate the work of heaven, and tremulous motions.

By the begin the songs of Zion in a beating of their pulse you may strange land.

know the state of things in this

lower world, as if they had but May 19, 1795.' one soul with it.”' And as the Your favor was indeed re- same author observes, in anothfreshing. To hear of the pro- er place, were men's belief of pagation of the gospel in what they' were sent into the is litterally “ good news from world for, to be judged of by a far country." It yields anoth- their practice, and this belief er sort of relish to the mind of written in their foreheads, then the Christian than to hear of might one read, “ Such an one sieges and battles crowned with born to put others in mind of his success, and of the great ex- predecessor's name, and lest. tension of commerce, riches such a father should want an and territory.

These things, heir-Such an one to consume though, when lawfully acquired such an estate, and to devour the and well employed, they are provenue of so many farms and not without their use, are but manors Such an one to fill so lying vanities compared with many bags and coffers, to susthe true riches. The great tain the riot of him that sucmen of this world carry on ceeds--Some created to see, and what they reckon their grand make sport, to run after hawks and masterly projects, in order I and dogs, or to spend the time

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