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THE VOICE OP FREEDOM.
BY I. O. WH1TTIER.
Written on the adoption of Pinckney's Resolution, in the
House of Representatives, and the passage of Calhoun's
" Bill of Abominations " to a second reading in the Sen
ate of the United States.
Now by our fathers ashes! whore's the spirit
Of tho true-hearted and the unshackled gone?
Sons of old freemen, do we but inherit
Their names alone?
Is the old Pilgrim spirit quench M within us?
Stoops the proud manhood of our souls so low,
That Mammon's lure or Party's wile can win us
To silence now?
No. When our land to ruin's brink is verging,
In God's namo, let us speak while (here is time!
Now, when the padlocks for our lips are forging,
Silence is crime!
What! shall we henceforth humbly ask ns favors
Rights all our own? In madness shall we barter,
For treacherous peace, the freedom Nature gave us,
God and our charter?
Here shall tho statesman seek the free to fetter?
Here Lyncli-law light its horrid fires on high?
And, in the church, their proud and skill'd abettor,
Ma'.ie truth a lie?
Torture the pages of the hallow'd Bible,
To sanction crime, and robbery, and blood!
And, in Oppression's hateful service, libel
Both man and God?
Shall our New England stand erect no longer,
But stoop in chains upon her downward way,
Thicker to gather on her limbs and stronger,
Day after day?
Oh, no; mcthiuks from all her wild, green mountains
From valleys where her slumbering fathers lie
From her blue rivers and swelling fountains,
And clear, cold sky
From her rough coast, and isles, which hungry Ocean
Gnaws with his surges from the fisher's skid-,
With white sail swaying to the billow's motion
Round rock and clift'
From the free fire-side of her unbought farmer
From her free laborer at his loom and wheel
From the brown smith-shop, where, beneath the hammer,
Rings the red steel
From each and all, if God hath not forsaken
Our land, and left us to an evil choice,
Loud as tho summer thunderbolt shall waken
A people's voice!
Startling and stern! the Northern winds shall bear it
Over Potomac's to St. Mary's wave;
And buried Freedom shall awake to hear it
Within her grave.
Oh, let that voice go forth! The bondman sighing
By Santee'8 wave, in Mississippi's cane,
Shall fuel the hope, within his bosom dying,
Let it go forth! The millions who are gazing
Sadly upon us from afar, shall smile,
And unto God devout thanksgiving raising,
Bless us the while.
Oh, for your ancient freedom, pure and holy,
For the deliverance of a groaning earth,
For the wrong'd captive, bleeding, crush'd, and lowly,
Let it go forth!
Sons of the best of fathers! will ye falter
With all thoy left ye peril 'd and at stake?
IIo! once again on Freedom's holy altar
The fire awake!
Prayer-strengthened for the trial, come together,
Put on the harness for the moral fight,
And, with the blessing of your heavenly Father,
Maintain the right!
for a number of vears Mayor of the city of Toron
to, who stated in" a public meeting in that city, in
my hearing, thnt since the establishment of a
public soup-kitchen or house of industry in that
city, they had had applications for relief from all
r.l,,snc owptit tlio rnlnrpfl nnnulntion. And that
in bis rnnacitv of sittimr magistrate,, he had been
under the necessity of noticing for a scries of years
that the proportion of offences against the laws
was mii.-li smnller in proportion to their numbers
nmonp-st the colored population than any other
class. He would not state what class committed
the oreatest proportional amount of crimes, but he
repealed emphatically that the colored population
of the city not only performed nil the duties of cit
izens as well as any other class, but committed
the smallest proportional amount of oflences a
gainst the laws. The same testimony was con
firmed by several gentlemen of high respectability
present, and all concurred in admiring the alacrity
with which they had turned out in defence of the
government which protected them.
I have made it a point in the course of long bu
siness intercourse with many ol the merchants who
reside in the midst or vicinity oi colored settl
ments, to inquire into the character maintained by
that portion of their customers, and the testimony
has invariably been favorable. Those who were
most cautious in expressing admiration, admitted
that as a class they were as honest, industrious and
temperate as their neighbors, but the greater part
expressed their decided conviction, that they were
more sober and respectful, paid tlicir debts more
honestly, and were altogether pleasanter to deal
with or to hire as servants than any other class.
It is true, I met with some who accused them uni
vcrsally of idleness or dishonesty, but I have al
ways noticed by a very singular coincidence that
these men were Americans.
If the above statements form any proof that im
mediately emancipated slaves are able to manage
their own aliairs, you may rely upon their accu
racy, as they have come under my own observa
tion in the course of a long business acquaintance
with Upper Canada, through which 1 have fre
quently journeyed from the one extremity to the
other. 1 am your obedient servant,
JOHN DOU GAL.
From the Emancipator.
The Colored Emigrants in Canada.
Packet Ship U.vited States, )
Off Sandy Hook, 11th Feb. 1S39.
Rev. J. Leavitt :
Dear Sir, I cannot better employ a part of n
calm day than by communicating to you the infor
mation relative to the colored people in Canada,
which I alluded to in the course of conversation a
few days ago.
In the first place, I shall state that the colored
people who come to Canada (although chiefly 1
believe runaway slaves,) manifest generally a great
desire to learn to read and write, and to acquire
property, respectability and a good name ; and in
the second place I shall briefly recapitulate some
of the facts and reasons upon which I found this
1. I have been highly gratified to see the broth
erly and arlectionatc mariner in which a fugitive
from bondage is received by his brethren in Can-
i mi i .'
aa. mis is manifested in various ways; but
one of the first offices of kindness that is nnrWtr..
ken by them towards the new comer, especially if
iic uc yunu-, is iu icacti mm to read and perhaps
iu u i im. .mm u you enter into conversation with
a coioreu man, and aslc him it he can read, if he
answer in the negative, he will probably assign
as a reason that he has only been a few months
2. The disposition to acquire property and bet
ter their circumstances in the world, is shown by
the general desire they manifest to become pro
prietors of the soil, and engage in agricultural pur
suits. In the Western, Niagara and London Dis
tricts, there are not only considerable settlements
oi coiorea people exclusively, but in some places
muy mo !,iuiureu iiere ana there amongst the ru
ral population, of all origins. However small his.
larm may be, and however humble his dwelling,
ine coioreu man wisnes to huvu a spot ho can call
jus own, to ue a nome tor Ins lmnily. And these
settlements and larms belonging to the African
rnr.e. arp. rmnnrnllir cvnnl.-ii-wr c. ,..,.11 ,
, j , t.u manager tts
inose oi ineir neignoors.
3. The intense desire that exists among them
to acquire respectability anil a good name fs man
ifested in various ways, which a few facts and
statements will' illustrate. For instance, in the
colored companies raised in Upper Canada, a
mouRting in all, I believe, to seven or eight, scarce
ly an instance of drunkenness or insubordination
has occurred since they were first embodied, al
though such offences were lamentably prevalent
amongst the white militia, whether incorporated
or hot. This must surely be attributed to "esprit
da, corps," or rather "de couleur," for it cannot be
supposed that they are either better educated or
better informed upon the nature of their duty than
their Anglo-Saxon comrades.
The entire absence of colored ben-Tars, whilst
those of other origins abound, may also bo addu
ced as an evidence of their anxiety to ba respect
able; but the most conclusive testimony that I can
adduce to the fact, is that of Geo. Gurnet, Eq t
Letter of Mr. Birney.
Nokwalk, Conn., Feb. 15, 1S39
Dear Sir My last letter gave vou an account
of the meeting at Meriden. Thence I went to
Hartford. Whilst there I learnt that Mr. Cres-
son, tlic colonizationist, was at bpnngheld, Mass.,
and that he was expected in a few days in Hart
ford. Our friends in the latter place were desi
rous that the claims of colonization to be publicly
countenanced should be discussed by him and my
sell belore the people oi liartlord, lhey were
authorized to say, that I would give such aid as I
could. 1 he oner was, as I understand, made to'
him but he thought proper to decline it.
From Hartford, I went to Litchfield, on Satur
day. Here I spent Sunday. I called on one of
the ministers, to know whether he would aid in
gelling up a meeting to hear an address from me.
1 he impression made on me from his account of
things there, was, that the whole village, with but
rare exceptions, were totahy averse to hearing
iny thing in favor of emancipation. Litchfield,
you will remember, lor a long time was distin
guished for a Law-School, which was attended by
many young men from the south. Amongst them
was Mr. Calhoun. Jt was mentioned to me ear
ly, as one of the village mcmorablia, that there
were some elm trees on a certain street which this
gentleman set out with bis own hands, whilst he
was studying law there,
On Monday I proceeded to New-Milford, where
1 had engaged to attend a meeting of the Litch
field County Society on Tuesday. The meeting
was accordingly held. The number of delegates
was considerable and what wai better, they all
seemed to possess intelligent views, and to be ac
tuated by the most harmonious feelings. The im
portance of acting at the "ballot box," if I piutike
not, was duly appreciated. A business meeting
was held in the morning, This was well atten
ded. Another meeting was held in the afternoon.
The house was filled toj overflowing. Another,
in the evening, when the house was filled with a
most respectful and attentive audience.
On Wednesday, I left NcwMilford to attend a
meeting of the Fairfield County Society, the next
day. I did not arrive till some time in the after
noon. The business meeting had been held in
the morning. A considerable number of persons
were in waiting for the afternoon meeting. The
bell was rung the people assembled in the hand
some meeting-house al "Old Well," and listened
to an address of more than two hours. Another
meeting is to be held next month at Stratford.
Unless I am greatly deceived, the people of
Connecticut, generally, require only to be inform
ed calmly and dispassionately of our principles,
measures and objects, to go with us almost en
masse. They are beginning clearly to see, that
the slaveholders, not content with holding their
colored slaves in bonds, are fast reducing the free
states' to the condition of conquered provinces.
lhey are not blind to the fact, that whilst the
south is crying out for the Union, and charging
the abolitionists with aiming to destroy it, that the
Union it wants is one in which the North is tame
ly to submit to the indignities and degradation
which slavery cast on their free labor to the de
struction ol the press the slaughter of its defen
ders the subversion of the right of petition in
fine, to the handing over of the government to the
South, to be administered solely by slaveholding
politicians lor tne perpetuity ol a system which
the north hates, and which she has long since
with honest pride cast out from her own limits.
This is the Union which slaveholders value,
this is the Union which slaveholders are so clam
orous to preserve. How has the honest, the con
fiding North heretofore been wheedled by the
slaveholding aristocracy ! But it is to be hoped,
that the delusion in which they have been bound
is passing away, not only from Connecticut, but
irom an tne lree states.
JAMES G. BIRNEY.
From the Common School Journal.
Colonial Laws of Massachusetts & Plymouth.
The following are literal transcripts from the
laws of the Old Massachusetts and Plymouth Col-
Knies. j. nc exception in the enactments is found
ed upon the universal obligation of parents to be
stow a proper education upon their offspring, The
Pilgrim fathers were not satisfied with a theoreti
cal recognition of that obligation, but they made it
the rule of practice. . lhe principle embodied in
heexception is worthy to stand as a head or frontis
piece in every work on Education.
Chap. IS. $ 13. " If any child or children above
sixteen years old, and of sufficient understanding,
shall curse or smite their natural father or mother,
he or they, shall be put to death, unless it can he
sufficiently testified, that the parents have been ve
ry UNCHR1STIANLY NEGLIGENT IN THE EDUCATION OF
such children." Massachusetts Colony Laics,
Chap. 2. $ 13. " If any child or children above
sixteen years old, and of competent understanding
shall Curse or" Smite their Natural Father or
Mother ; he or they shall be put to death, unless
it can le sufficiently testified that the Parents hace
been very unciiuistunly negligent in the Edu
cation of such Children. " Plymouth Colony
These enactments, it will be remembered, are
borrowed from the Mosaic law, but qualified by a
very strong amendment. The Mosaic law declar
ed the acts of cursing and smiling a parent to be
capital offences, but did not admit the plea of a
neglected education as an excuse. May it not be
said, however, that if any child, having arrived
at years of discretion, ever curses or smites his
father or mother, the fact is of itself, proof that they
deserve it ; not at his hands, indeed, but that they
have been guilty of such injustice towards the be
ing, they have brought into the world, as to merit
the retributive pangs of filial impiety. Wre would
not say, that the misconduct towards them was the
cause; because there are various social influences,
constantly operating upon children, which it is not
in the power of parents wholly to prevent or con
trol. But it cannot be denied, that a fearful a
mount of responsibility lies upon parents. And
this extends much further, than an obligation to
direct and govern children, in each successive case
or trial as it arises, as well as the parent may hap
pen at that time to know how. It embraces an
obligation to study the whole subject beforehand.
All practicable knowledge is to be previously ob
tained of the nature, the endowments, the propen
sities which constitute the distinguishing attributes
of human beings. Every parent is bound, by the
most sacred obligations, to make himself, as far
as possible, acquainted with the various modes in
which the susceptible nature of children can be
influenced and their active powers directed. This
is to be done by reflection, by conversation, by
reading. When a parent has chastised a child, un
der circumstances where punishment was wrong
or inexpedient ; when he has indulged him, where
restraint would have been better ; when he has
given him advice or counsel," which is found to
have led him astray, or omitted to advise and coun
sel, when the child might thereby have been res
cued from misfortune ; it is no excuse for him to
say, " I acted as wisely as I knew how," unless he
had first availed himself of every opportunity to
know how. W hat should we say ol a wretch who
without any qualification, without any know
ledge of the human system, its diseases or the rem
edies for them, should audaciously proclaim
himself to the public as a master of the healing
art; and as a beautiful child the hope of his pa
rents lay before his eyes, the breathless victim
of his presumptuous wickedness, should excuse
himself by saying, " I prescribed as well as I knew
how." What right had he recklessly to touch the
wonderful mechanism of the human frame, unti
he did know something of its nature, its manifold
laws, its exquisite functions ? And what right
has a parent to touch the image of God, in the
spiritual nature of his child, until he has guarded
himself by every possible means, against all dan
ger of defacement or mutilation !
oners received last year, one hundred and ten
In this advanced age of the world, it is entirely
unnecessary to speak of the moral power of the
married institution ; but a strong fact, exhibiting
so powerfully its deep influence over the human
heart, is well worth especial consideration from all
philanthropists and philosophers upon the amelio
ration of human society. It is equally unneces
sary to repeat the sound philosophy of Franklin,
that "early marriages constitute the surest safe
guard to the morals of young men." They are
not iiiap. to find out the correctness of that doc
trine. if bad associations, from which female in
fluence is excluded, do not render them obdurate
i0 the purest affections.
Society is always interested in philosophizing
upon those things which go to make it better. If
we look at the history of young men we may see
thousands saved by having been kept from the
mazes of dissipation, where one is injured by as
suming the expenses of a household. In fact it
is the very assumption which saves him. He
has something to spur on his industry and make
him economical. Instead of wasting his nights in
beer-houses, in drinking revelries and carousing
intercourse, he feels that, as a member of the com
munity he is looked up to, to protect its morals
and stay its influence. He sees the eyes of the
world upon him and he will not bankrupt her
honest demands. He has become a new man, the
head of the family, "a burning and shining light"
to the society in which he dwells.
Say not that these reflections are trite and not
worth considering. We are sure that the ladies
will not say so ; and wc are also sure if multi
tudes of young men, who now nightly spend more
money in ale-houses and other places than would
support a family, would wheel about and resolve
to go no more in that path, which must sooner or
later lead to utter ruin, they might save them
selves and become bright pillars in human society
ornamants to the age in which they live.
Then, we may be permitted to repeat, the perti
nent query of the sweet moralist, Mrs. Gilman,
men, why don't you marry ?" Phil.
Scene in a Christian Family.
I was about to enter a dwelling-place which
had been consecrated to the Most High God
knew that from the family altar beneath this roof,
sweeter than tho perfumed breath of morning,
se the insence of grateful hearts, to Israel
sleepless Watchman, and, more precious than the
balmy air of evening, went forth the mighty on
son. But he whose voice had offered un the de
votions of the household was far away, where
though he often prayed for those he loved, he
might not with them blend his supplications.
lhe door wns ajar, and I gently entered, for
ard in a voice the tone of prayer. One step
farther, and my eye rested upon the group within
and oh, it was a lovely sight 1 saw ! In the cen
tre of the room a table was laid, upon which was
spread the yet untasted morning repast; and on
which, also, lay the precious book which contain
ed the bread ot hie. Un one side ol the room
n'nelt the mother. The bloom of youth had not
yet departed from her cheek, and her brow was
tair anil placid ; but, fairer than all, there rested
on her countenance the meek loveliness of devo
tion. The low tones of her voice were soft and
touching; but, sweeter than all, there breathed
from her lips the earnestness of prayer. Next
er mother, by a low stool, knelt a dark-eyed girl
of two years ; her hands were still, but the rest-
ess tossing of her eye, and moving of her head
ihowed that nothing but the solemnity of prayer
restrained her in silence. A little iarther from
the mother were a curley-haired girl, and a manly
boy ; their heads rested on their hands, and no
motion or sound escaped them, save the soft breath
ing of their breath. A servant girl, with a babe
in her arms, completed the group and ever? this
little one seem charmed into stillness by the inn
sic of his mother's voice.
I listened to the words of the mother. She of
fered thanks for mercies past, and implored future
blessings. She invoked Almighty assistance,
that a mother's duties might be well performed
and children dwell together in unity; that all be
neath that roof might live alone to God.
She paused, and then besought the blessing of
uod upon the absent husband and father the
tones of her voice were tremulous as she said,
"We know not his condition'Wbut again she
spoke in the fullnes of trust, "We commend him
to thy fartherly care, we trust him jn thy hands."
She remembered the widow and the latherless.and
besought that Jehovah's will be done on earth, and
his holy name be glorified forever.
As the little ones arose from their knees, they
cast upon their mother looks of confidence and
affection, for they could feel that Jehovah was
their mother's as well as father's God, and He the
constant Guardian of the family.
Christian wife and mother, the scene which I
have portrayed, is no fancy sketch, but a true
penciling for life. Wilt thau go and do likewise ?
L. B. M.: Christian Watchman,
Morality of Marriage. It has been ascerlain
ed by actual returns, that there is a great inequal
ity of numbers between married and unmarried
convicts in State penitentiaries. For instanae,
in our penitentiary, 'one hundred and sixty pris-
Lesson on Government.
Teacher. What is a Republican government?
Scholar. A Republican government is one in
which the laws are made, and explained and ex
ecuted, by agents, chosen or appointed, directly or
indirectly, by the people themselves.
Teacher. What is a Democratic government?
Scholar. It is a government where all the peo
ple assemble in one place, and make the laws,
without the intervention or employment of agents
or representatives for that purpose.
Teacher. Mention one great difference that re
sults necessarily from these definitions of a Re
publican and a Democratic government.
Scholar. It is clear, that a Republican govern
ment may extend over vast territories, because
agents or representatives can be chosen and sent
to some central place, there to make laws for the
whole people; and officers can be appointed, with
nothing else to do but to explain and enforce the
laws ; but if the territory were large, the people
could not leave their homes to go great distances,
to make the laws. There are in Massachusetts
nearly one hundred thousand voters, and some of
them live more than two hundred miles from each
other. They could not all go to one place to vote.
If all could travel that distance, there is not any
one place, which could accommodate so many per
sons. The consequence would be that only such
rich men as could afford the expense, and such
healthy men as could perform the journey, and
such men of leisure as could spare the time, could
travel to the metropolis, or place for assembling,
to assist in making the laws. And another conse
quence would be, that the voters who lived near
by, could attend, without spending much time or
money, and thus they would have an advantage
over those living at a distance, and they migl
make laws more favorable to themselves than
their distant fellow citizens.
Teacher. What is a Monarchical government
Scholar. It is a government in which one man
or woman, has the power of making laws for all
the people. Generally, however, the rulers,
Monarchichal governments, are subjected to some
restraints, so that their will is not always law.
there is no restraint, then the sovereign is called
an Absolute monarch.
Teacher. Are there different kinds of Monarch
ical governments ?
Scholar. Yes, some Monarchical governments
are elective ; others are hereditary. An elective
Monarchy is one, where the monarch is chosen
by the people, in such a way as has been pre
scribed by a statute law or by usage. An hered
itary Monarchy is one, where a son or a daughter
of the sovereign has a legal right to succeed to the
throne, upon the death of the father or mother ; or
where some heir of a former sovereign succeeds
to the throne if the deceased monarch leaves no
Teacher. In governments where one man has
the sole power of making all the laws, is there not
some chance, it he is an ignorant man or a wick'
ed man, that the people will be deplorably misgov
erned and cruelly oppressed ?
Scholar. No ! there is no chance about it ; for
is certain that they will be. And therefore
where the people are intelligent and good, I should
ike a Republican government almost infinitely
better than a Monarchical one : but, to tell how
much better a government would be, if it had a
hundred thousand ignorant and vicious voters as
its rulers, than if it had but one ignorant and vi
cious man to rule it, is a sum I never could cipher
out. Common school Journal.
His forehead, plain and delicate; his face, with
out spot or wrinkle, beautiful, with a comely red;
his nose and mouth exactly formed ; his beard
thick, the color of his hair, not of any great length,
but forked ; his look innocent; his eyes grey,
clear and quick. In reproving, terrible ; in ad
monishing, courteous ; in speaking, very modest
and wise ; in proportion of body, well shaped.
None have seen him laugh, but many have seen
him weep. A man for his singular beauty, sur
passing the children of men." Transcribed from
an ancient copy of Josephus, published in London
The Pride of Knowledge. How little any of
us know, or are capable of knowing, in this our
present state ! They that think they know most,,
or are most conceited of their own knowledge,
know nothing as they ought to know. They that
are most apt to contend, do most of all fight in the
dark. It is too possible there may be much
knowledge without love. How little such a
knowledge is worth ! It profits nothing. It hurts,
puffs up, when love edifies. The devils know
more than any of us ; while their want of love, or
their hellish malignity makes them devils. As by
pride comes contention, so humility would con-,
tribute more to peace, (and to the discerning of
truth too,) than the most fervent disputation. .
There is no hope of proselyting the world to my
opinion or way. If I cannot be quiet till I have
made such and such of my mind, I shall still be
unquiet while others are not of it, i. e. always.
If some one's judgment must be a standard to the
world, there are thousands fitter for it than mine.
They that in their angry contests think to shame
their adversary, do commonly most of all shame
themselves. John Howe.
A Friendly Word to Religious Polemics.
We are, professedly, going to heaven, that region
of light, and life, and purity, and love. It well in
deed becomes them that are upon the way thither,
modestly to inquire after truth. Humble, serious,
diligent endeavors to increase in Divine knowl
edge, are very suitable to our present slate of dark
ness and imperfection. The product of such in
quiries we carry to heaven with us, with whatso
ever is most a kin thereto, (besides their useful
ness in the way thither.) We shall carry truth,
and the knowledge of God to heaven with us; we
shall carry purity thither, devotedness of soul to
God and our Redeemer, divine love and joy, if we
have their beginnings here, with whatsoever else
of real permanent excellency, that hath a settled,
fixed seat and place in our souls now; and shall
there have them in perfection. But do we think
we shall carry strife to heaven ? Shall we carry
anger to heaven ? Envyings, hearl-burnivgs, an
imosities, enmities, hatred of our brethren and fel
low christians, shall we carry them to heaven with
us? Let us labor to divest ourselves, and strike
off from our spirits, every thing that shall not go
with us to heaven, or is equally unsuitable to our
end and way, that there may be nothing to ob
struct and hinder our abundant entrance at. length
into the everlasting kingdom. Ibid.
Of Publius Lentilus to the Roman Senate, con
cerning Jesus Christ, in the days of Tiberias
Caisar, emperor; Publius Lontilus being presi
dent; it being the custom of the Roman gov
ernment to advertise the Senate and people of
such national things as happen in their respec
" There appeared in these days a man of great
virtue, named Jesus Christ, wno is yet living a-
monc us. and of the Gentiles is accepted lor a
prophet of truth, but his own disciples call him the
Son of God. He raiseth the dead, and curcth all
manner of disease. A man of stature somewhat
tall and comely, with a very reverend countenance,
uch as the beholders may both love and fear.
His hair, the color of filbird full ripe, plain to his
i - - J I !. ! . . . - r l
ears, wnence uuwiiwaru u is mere orient oi color,
somewhat curling, and waving about his shoul-
ers. In the midst of his head is seen a partition
of his hair, after the manner of the Nazarites.
From the Presbyterian.
In order that they may flourish, it is necessary :
1. To have efficient teachers punctual teachers
zealous teachers teachers who can win and re
tain the confidence of their classes.
2. To have a place for meeting, with a suitable
3. To have the co-operation of parents who feel
the importance of having the minds of their chil
dren instructed in the truths of the Bible.
4. To have some prominence given to the sub
ject in the instructions of the sanctuary.
5. lo have the frequent presence and encour
agement of those members of the church whose in
fluence has weight, but who are not engaged as
6. To have it understood that the design of
Sunday Schools is not for children alone; but for
young men and young women, who, with all ihcir
advantages, have yet much to learn.
A combination of these simple elements, togeth
er with a spirit of prayer, and of firm reliance upon
Divine grace, is all that is essentially necessary to
crown with success these nurseries of the church.
And if these ever fail, it is because one or other of
these is wanting, A TEACHER.
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prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and hava
no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted to them will
be executed in a style not inferior to that of any oth
er establishment in Vermont.
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Montpclier, January 5th, 1839.
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