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VERMONT TELEGRAPH. Vol. IX.... No. 9.... THE TELEGRAPH. BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23. Commox Schools. It was necessary to close our former number without fin- ishing"nur remarks tm the subject of teaching the alphabet One or two more idea's on this porrrt now, and let it pass. 'AlHrho hare taught after the old man wr hate found it very difficult to learn the scholar to distinguish b d p and q. This is the necessary result of leaving one of these letters before it is fully learnt, and proceeding to soother. The evil is a se rious one. We hare known children, af ter baring been in school half a dozen seasons, to puzzle, stumble and gess at these letters. A perfect remedy for this eril will be found in undertaking one let ter thing at lme. Doubtless those who hare been accus tomed to the ancient usage will at first be impatient at the seeming slow process of limiting the child's first lesson to one or two letters. Bat this slow process is the fart one, after all. Let those who doubt make the experiment ; it will cost but a trifle. If the result is not the turning a dall, dry, dreaded task into delightful em ployment, both on the part of the learner and the learned, then set us down Utopian Bear in mind, that bad habits are form ed only to bo broken up, or to be perse rered rn and endured, to the injury of the inltridaal and society. We do not now think of a stronger or more striking il lustration of this truth than the case of the child that b made to be years learning the alphabet a work that may be accom pli'shed in a law days. It is easier to break and render docile, kind and true, a wild colt that never felt the bit or rein, than one that has been half broken and made fickle and ricious by unskilful hands. 8o in lear ning the child. We rather take one that has nerer opened a book or seen a letter, than the one that has month after month and term after term been made to go the routine of calling orer a column of un meaning characters, many of which he cannot yet distinguish out of the alphabet ical arrangement, and none of which he knows the use. Spillino. Great importance has al ways been, as always ought to be. attach ed to the art of spelling; but the general course pursued in teaching it has, in our estimation, been bad. Not less time has been wasted in this, than in learning the alphabet. The same recital of sounds without sense, has strengthened and con firmed the same pernicious habits. What ever there is of mental effort called out is wasted for want of reaching the under stinting. What possible idea can be conveyed to the understanding or eren the imagination of the child from spelling, b-a ba, b-e be, b-i bi ? Let those who had sagacity enough to gain any meaning if yon will, tho three letters composing it j be the first three to which the child's at tention is directed. Hare a book con taining a cut representing a man, with the word standing near it. We are not FOR STATE OF TEBMOXT. BY SILAS H. JENISON, . GOVERNOR, A PROCLAMATION DAY OF PUBLIC TH ANKSOIVINO. sure but that Worcester's method of first learning the word and aonlvinfir it to the The goodness of God calls for our grati object, and learn the letters afterwards, is W Ntm il Theoloev Latin. Ad-: brothers and sisters, and the utter annihi- anti-slavery meeting before ; he had ccn e W Latin .Grammar, Jacob's Latin Rea- lation of the family institution; that there determined that if he was ccm-inud pousing the cause, he would do so he was convinced he wishtd to ote fi.rihe the better way. At any rate there should be no delay in forming words and con veying ideas with them as soon as the let ters are committed. Let the child pro- ceed immediately to reading. As Wor cester's Primer is not in very general use. tude: at that season of the year when the earth hath yielded of its fullness to the labors of the husbandman when plenty smiles and prosperity attends us, and when the blessings of health so gene rally prevail, it is peculiarly appropriate that we unite in a thank-offering to the Ruler of the Universe ; To present such an opportunity, I do, in comnliance with the.reouest of th Sen- we will venture to give a few specimens ate and House of Representatives, here of his first lessons : "A man a hat a by appoint Thursday, the first day of De- rat a cud a nice fan a irood book a cember next, to be observed throughout r l i l j e this State, as a day o( public thankssnv- fine kite." In the margin, by the side of j t . u i , . , . 1 mg, praise and prayer. Let the people eacn oi tnese sentences is a cut represent- on lnat day. laving aside every thin? in- ing the object spoken of. The child's consisteut with its duties, assemble in their eve flrlances to the picture, the words are several places of public worship, and in a r lj i .i - . .v j aevotionai manner, present meir asenp- tnereby made to mean something, an idea . ff . V. a a . . - o I tinn ri I tarvpnt rratitiifl and nrniif tn that is formed, the child becomes interested, I qqd, whose kindness and mercy have ev- ana learns. Alter the lesson is read and er been so signally manifested towards us the words are understood, learning to And while in this united manner, we re- .H .11 .v, ,k. count his continuous favors and blessings. ... , , and remember how mercifully the inhab- will be a short and easy matter. In fact, itants of lhis State have for thg year past by the lime the scholar can read a lesson been preserved from disease and death, let well, he will be able to spell nearly all the us not forgetful, that for all this we are j .u , rri ,1- i indebted to that Almighty Being who words m that lesson. The spelling les- , ij . . a u r 6 spake the world into existence, and whose son snouia De iaKen irom me reading les- parental kindness enables us thus joyous son. Immediately after reading let the ly, to partake of his bounties, reader be reauired to snell the difficult L1 us praise God for all our social re words in the lesson read. In learning to lations-for our civil institutions-tor our , , , . , religious liberty and endeavor to excite read the scholar necessarily, and as a mat- in each other a friendly zeal for promo ter of course, learns to spell; but on the tbg and extending these relations ; for per- contrarv. spelling after the old manner petuating this liberty, until their influ does rerv little towards learning the rh.lH ence. sha.U Seen and felt b' the who!e . i ,tL , family of man. to read: hence the propriety of first learn- Let us pray for our ruerS that they ing to read. By learning to read first, may be men whose paramount desire shall we do not mean merely a reversion of the 0610 "tablish and foster those principles a . j of religion, virtue and high minded patri- former measure, and now practice reading . . . .,6 r , . F c . il- j otism, which constitute the foundation of a year or two before spelling is attended onr Republic. We are eminently blessed, to ; but that the two in some measure go We have reason to give thanks that while on together, being careful to keep the many nations are in darkness aud igno- reading foremost. r"clhaveL GosPf 1 our . RE" nrPMF.T? n'hlrh cnvlh from en To be continued. that whie lhe of lhe ni.i world are groaning under the influence of Charles XII. Elections. Vermont, Delaware, Ma ryland and Ohio give electors in favor of Harrison. Maine, INew-riampshne, Connecticut, New-York and Pennsylva nia, in favor of Van Buren. Several oth er States are heard from, so far as to leave very little doubt as to which side they will favor. We choose, however, to give ac counts no faster than the matter seems to be pretty certainly decided. . II TlUUl" '- ....... . " c A der Virgil Cicero s Select urations, oai- wiuiuuiuuitr u;c t'.uui "- lust Greek. Goodrich's Grammar, j denying to them the right and privilege Greek Reader, Greek Testament, Donne-1 of reading God's word and of souls pur ffan's Lexicon French. Longfellow's chased by a Savior's blood, a practice de Grammar Bossut's Phrase Book, Mead-; nounced as piracy and deserving of death n;;nn,rv Telemaaue. Histoire de ; by two great nations ; that holding or UW O lyimvim J 1 M. . - - L.IJ.I claiming a. rigniiu uuiu mciii oapiupcuy, and justifying those who do these things, or palliating the system of abominations that supports them, ought to exclude men from the church of Christ. This is the substance of these resolution s. They say, if a man steals his neighbor's wife and children, then steals his neighbor, and converts hirr. into a brute, a thing, and traffics in them as he does in other beasts and things, he ought not to be admitted to the Christian church. They say that no man has a right to steal his neighbor's wife and children, and to imbrute his fel low men, that every man has a right to himself, to his family, and to the benefits of the purchase of a Savior's blood. A Christian ! stealing his neighbor's wife and children, and trampling under foot the tenderest affections of the heart like a brutal robber ? A Christian, tak ing the emblems of a Savior's dying WeL and refusing to men all the rich blessings purchased by the cross of Christ, and holding men by force in heathenism ? A Christian ! obliging men and women to live in a state of concubinage and prosti thtion, by denying them legal marriage ? A Christian ! the keeper of a brothel tor thos be viewed, ANTI-SLAVERY. For the Telegraph. Westford, Nov. Hth, 1836. Dear Brother Murray: I embrace this opportunity of informing you that we succeeded in organizing an Ami Slavery Society in this place, last Tuesday, of three hundred and twenty members, (none under 14 years of age.) This town will go for abolitionism, en masse. I pre sume there are not 10 individuals in town in this light must a who will not sign the constitution of the socieiy, on its being presented. Yours affectionately, Isaiah Huntley. i j resolution unaer uiscussiou, uiu was so rn fortunate as not to be a number of the so ciety. He desired the Secretary to record his name as a member. Br. Mitchell sat amid immense cheering. Icouldnot help thinking that if the powers that be did send this dear brother here to straighten the Methodist abolitionists, it happened to him as it did to Saul the son of Kish, when he met a company of prophets, ard the spirit of God came upon him, and " he prophesied among them," So it hapjen ed to this brother when he came ann the abolitionists he was as "fanaticaV as any of us. And it came to pass when all that knew him beforetime saw that, be hold, he prophecied among the" aboli tionists, " then the people said one to an other, what is this that has come unto M brother Mitchell? "Is" he "also a mong the " abolitionists ? 44 Have any of the rulers believed on him ?" Search and look." And every man went to his own house." Church and State. Infidels not un- despotism, bigotry, and superstition, our frequently charge christians with desire institutions secure to us civil liberty and i .... Jtj J ana design to unite church and state. reugious rreeaom What will be said now ? Abner Knee- land and Fanny Wright leaders of the infidel sect in the United States, the for mer convicted of blasphemy, the latter re. moved from tho stage by her disgusting obsenity have formed a co-partnership Let us thank God for our literary priv ileges and pray that all our schools and seminaries or learning, may be fountains whence shall issue pure streams, watering and refreshing the whole land that our children may there be early taught that reverence to GoJ, honor to parents, re- spectfor religion, subordination to the laws We recosrnize in the signature attached to the following article from the New England Spectator the initials of Henry C. Wright, late Children's Minister in Boston. Brother Wright is one of the cab rf tho pnrth. Hp tmos aV.out doinp- , , . . ri thev keep men and women, and compe goott. v,ompaiauveiy ,cw umn,u;.a . - : toJTether as brutes? And (rrrm thi lMtnn dmrribp that me.inincr . , , . . . e larly careful to "follow the fashions." And so of the labor scent on nine tenths of I . J .. ... ' ... , . ISor would we aavise others to be so tm tvriTrim imn rrr-A fnr tnl'inT Mnn in I ,. ... . , , But in this instance we entreat as many the old oellinff books. Not a tithe of . t ... , , . these words have been understood by those who have studied upon them week after week and year after year. Any at tempts to understand them, in the discon nection in which they have stood, has been as fruitless as efforts of the eye to penetrate a stone walj. Indeed there has been rerr little effort of the kind. And howeould more have been expected: n the publication of the infidel paper late- and a due regard for those administering ly published by Kneeland. The follow- them, are the brightest ornaments to youth, . e .u . the richest inheritance they can possess. mg ""raw auiluu"",tul And, finally, let us thank God for the of their arrangement: philanthropic enterprises of the age, and M On these united efforts, one attend- earnestly pray for the continuance of his ing to the affairs of the Church, and the beneficent smiles, till all violence and op other to the affairs of the State or of the pression shall cease, and the mild and Nation, we hope to combine a double in- peaceful influence of love to all shall be- terest, which cannot be well separated." I come universally predominant, and the whole world be filled with his praise. Sleeves. The vain, ridiculous, wick- Given under my hand, in Executive . e , r , . , Chamber, at Montpeher, this fourteenth edly wasteful practice of making and , r , ' , ' , j 3 r s (jay 0r November, in the year or our Lord wearing the balloon sleeves, is fairly go- one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, ing out of fashion, in the cities, if report and of the independence of the United be correct We are not always particu- States, the sixty-first Tr,vlcrkM By the Governor, Geo. B. Manser, Secretary. Townshend Academy. Total num ber of students : gentlemen, 60 ; ladies, C3. Terms The annual period of instruc tion is divided into four terms of eleven weeks each. The fall term commences as have not hitherto had the courage to obey the dictates of propriety, decency and duty against fashion, now to follow the fashion or rather duty and dispense at once with this unchristian supernuity. the first Tuesdav Sentember. The winter term, the Monday after the annual The Jewish Intelligencer, Ay Jo Thanksgiving. The spring term, the seph Samuel C. F. Frey. This work has nrSl nursaay in marcn. i ne summer , . T , . . i ivi in. iuc idol 1 Mutouay ill itiuv. We have received Expenses. Tuition for rommnn En,. four numbers, to December inclusive. hjsh branches per term. 83.00; High The defect in the system is radical. It As all these have been received together, English, 3,50 ; Ancient Languages, 3,50 ; docs not teach the learner to think, be yond the exercise of the memory on the arrangement of the unintelligible charac ters. The error consists in first making spelling .a principal business, to the neg . w. .pp.icauon oi i industrious, talented author. words to the conveying of ideas. The we cannot now speak positively of their contents, having only had time to turn the pag.sover. We should think that the work will fully answer the hign expecta tions of those who are acquainted with the Modern Languages, 4,00 ; Painting and Drawing, 5,00. Board, in good families, including wood, lights and washing, from $1,25 to 1,50 per week. No student will be admitted for a shor ter period than half a term. Those who pursue their studies, both prior to and after the middle of the term, will be charg ed tuition for a whole term. The tuition spelling wm come along aa an incidental The Christian Almanac, for is required to be paid before or at the matter.' And if it would not, let the mean- New England has been received. It close of each term; otherwise, the ex- ingot words first be learned and then contains much valuable matter. This Pense f collection will be added. their Orthography. It roust be so, and is and the Anti-Slavery Almanac, noticed to, to a great extent, after all the waste of I some time since, are now for sale at the time and brains in the old method, for the Brandon Bookstore. most extensive tables in the largest spell ing book contain but a very small portion of the English language. So that spell ing is, and always has been, in a great measure, learnt incidentally, while the learner has been at the same time acquir ing the art of reading and treasuring up intelligence.. Instead then of starring the intellect, crippling the imagination, benumbing the understanding; and, equandering time in the arrangement of letters and syllables in isolated unapplied words wkich in them selves can convey no ideas, let a word be formed at once, as soon as there are letters enough learnt to compose it ; and let it be formed under such circumstances as that it will at the same time do its r designed and legitimate work of conveying an idea. Take, ifycu pleasethe wor J, man. Let The American Protestant Vindicator is laying before its readers abundant data for inferring the truth of "Maria Monks Awful Disclosures." We have reason to think that their truth will be the more firmly established in consequence of the sham examination of Col. Stone. Friend of Man, In the above views we entirely concur. Ed. Tel. New Hamfton (N. H.) Academy AND TnEOLOClCAL INSTITUTION. The ologkai students, 23; Classical, 54 5 Senior English, 83 j Junior, 41 ; Female, 158. " Miscellaneous Information," next week. Apparatus. A Philosophical and Astronomical Apparatus has been pro cured. Arrangements are also made for furnishing a set of Chymicals. Lectures. Lectures are eiven on National Philosophy, Chymistry, Botany, and on other sciences pursued in the school. Exhibition. There is an annual ex hibition of the students in elocution in May, at the close of the spring term. Discipline. Such as cannot be con trolled by moral and manly incentives, will have leave of absence. Text Books. The following is a list of the principal Text Books used in this Institution -Smith's Productive Gram mar, Smith's Productive Geography, Ad ams Arithmetic, Colburn's First Lessons, Colburn's Algebra, - Bailey's Algebra, Comstock's Chymistry, Comstock's Phi losophy. Bennett's Book-keeping Bar ber Grammar of Elocution, Lincoln's Botany, Combe's Physiology, Ray's Ani mal Economy, Smith's Class Book of Anatomy, Bnrritt's Geography of the Heavens, Abercrombie s Intellectual Pilo this age possess equal christian fidelity, self-denial and apostolic spirit. Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Society. Providfnce, Nov. 10, 1636. Dear Brother, In some rtmarks on a resolution recently passed by the aboli tionists of Newburyport, on excluding slaveholders from the church, 1 intimated that you would hear from me again re specting this matter. In the following resolutions you mar not only irom me but from a whole state. These re solutions were presented by the standing committee to the Rhode Isl.md Stale Anti Slavery Society, at their first anniversary, Nov. 9th and 10th, 183G, in Providence. The resolutions passed unanimously, af ter much discussion. The 4th, resptctin ministers, was passed by the assembly rising. ' Resolved, 1. That tearing asunder husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and severing all the boi.ds of domestic lite, as justified by the American slave system, is a flagrant out rage on the dearest and tenderest affec tions of the heart, a direct violation of the principles of humanity and cf the reveal ed will of God, a crime oj greatest mag nitude ; therefore, those who actually pursue this practice, or claim a right to pursue it, or justify the conduct of those who pursue it, ought to be ranked among the worst of sinnt.rs ; and as such, should not be received into the Christian church ; and il in it, should, after due admonition, be forthwith expelled, unless they repent and forsake their sins. 2. That, as Jesus Christ has comman ded all men to search the scriptures, we regard the reading of them as a solemn duty and an inestimable privilege ; there fore, to deny the scriptures to men, and to prevent men by law, from learning to read them, is a direct violation of the Savior's command ; and all who do it, or justify those who do it, ought not to be admitted into the church of Christ. 3. That, as the traffic in the bodies and souls of men, is a direct violation of the law of God, and has been declared to be piracy by two nations, and those who engage in it to be pirates, worthy ot death ; j therefore, all who engage in this piratical traffic, on sea, or on land, in America or , Africa, or elsewhere, or justify the system ' of iniquity that supports it, ought to be ex cluded from the church of Christ. 4. That those ministers, who hold, or claim a right to hold man as property, and claim a right to separate husbands and wives, and parents and children, and ac tually pursue this most infamous and un godly practice, or justify the conduct of those who pursue it, or palliate the sys tem of abominations that sanctions and defends it, are utterly unworthy our con fiden e, and should no longer be regarded as ministers of Christ. Public Sentiment among English Baptists. Brother Choults, minister at New Bedford, Mass., and late delegate from American Baptists to England, since his return relates the following anecdote : At a town in England, it was anrfoune- rA t l-i o o .Inrrrnmiin frnm Ampriri) tvs who keep men and women as property, . - f . . , . Sabbath. As Mr. Cboules was walking down the aisle to the vestry, an accom plished lady, supposing him to be the gentleman who was to occupy the desk, (as was the fact,) politely accosted him thus : 44 Pray, sir, are you the gentleman from America who is to preach to us to day?" Yes, madam." "Pardon my seeming boldness, but, sir, permit me to ask, are you n. slave holder?" " No, madam." " Are you opposed to slavery I ' "Certainly." fexcuse me, sir ; are you an Abolitionist?" 44 Yes, madam." 4 And a member of an Anti-Slavery So Society?" " I am." These facts were soon known to the congregation, and thev heard him ulodly. Mr. C. said, had he been a slaveholder, or an apolo gist for slavery, thTee-fcurihs of his cn gregation would have withdrawn. Nr. wonder the N. Y. Observer and Boston . .. . i Recorder, writhe under the scorcning rays of such a public sentiment. and oblige them to live together without marriage. Then ministers doing these things ! Ministers of Christ stealing into families, and d lagging wives and children from the very hums of domt stic altars ! Ministers ?e!ii'.- tor sold and t,iiver, that which cost the ;r. : chase of a Savior's blood! Min iUr, inibruting men, and compelling men and women to live together in a state of prostitution ! Ministers, keepers of brothels ! or what else are they, when 1 will you talk of the piety of such men ? The piety of men who demoralize their fellow men, and convert them into bruti s I The piety of those who annihilate the marriage institution, and who steal wives and daughters forsordid gain, and sell them in the market like cattle! Such a man licensed to preach the gospel, to feed, guide and guard the flocks of Christ ! A wolf licensed to feed, guide and protect a flock of lambs ! Shall we recognize those who commit such deeds of viliany and outrage, such crimes, as Christians and Christian min isters ? Shall we invite them into our pulpits and churches? If we do not, we are told that we shall distract and divide the churches. Divide the churches! What? Divide the churches to tell a man he has no right to steal men, women and children and sell them for gain ? Distract the churches, to say that men sin, if they prevent others from reading God's word ? That they sin, if they tear motfr ers and children asunder? That they sin if they compel men and women to herd together as bruUs? Yes, the Rtv. Dr. Miller and the Rev. Dr. Hoge told the ministers and the delegates at the last General Assembly, that they ought to say nothing about these matters, for fear of distracting the churches. So said the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal chuich. Let these southern ministers and Christians alone. Let them steal their neighbor's wives and children, let them traffic in God's image, let them imbrute men, let them annihilate the marriage institution, let them compel men and women to live together in a state of pros titution, let them keep their brothels, let them commit piracy, and say noth ing about it; if you do they will be ex cited, they will bluster and scold, and the church will be distracted. Not only so, let them preach in your pulpits and com mune with you when they come to the north. Lton t shut them out, thieves and rol bers though they are, don't close your pulpits and churches, for fear of dividing the church ! A slave-holding Christian ! A slave holding minister ! How it sounds ! ' H. C. W. RELIGIOUS SUMMARY. Revivals Retcbninc. -The ac counts uhivh we receive fiom various paits of the country are more chet tuiu than they have been for a loi gtime. God is beginning to woik among his ptcpU ; and if their worldlinessand unbelief do in t grieve away the blessed Spirit, we shall hear wonderful tidings from the midst cf Zion, the coming season. There are favorable indications at the present time in various places in this re gion and from the west, from which we shall expect ere long, to hear good tidings. May the Lord hasten the work, ai d may his coming be with great power and elory. Christian brethtren, will you pre paiethe way before him "Take up the stumbling blocks, and cast ye up a high way." Is it not time to seek the Lord til! he come and rain rignteousness upon you The present is a critical period with the church. God has of late, withdrawn his smiles in a measure from his people, on account of their sins, and there have been indications of his being about to visit them with judgments. But yet ll there is hope in Israel concerning this thing." In wra h he will remember mercy. If his people return unto him, he will heal their hack sliding and visit them with salvation. Buffalo Spectator. From the Buffalo Spectator. Saul among the Prophets. The Rev. Mr. Storrs, in a letter to the editor of the Herald of Freedom, giving some account of the recent anniversary of the A. S. Society, at Utica, relates an interes ting incident, and in a manner both pecu liar and appropriate. We should like to see seme other churches straightened in the fame way. One circumstance took place on the first evening of the meeting, which was of thrilling interest. Rev. Mr. Miller, one ot tne nrst ministers in the Oneida Con Oberlin, O. Bv a letter from Ober- lin we learn that thcTeisan unusually h leicsuug state ounings in the church an ' institution there. There has been deep searchings of heart and a great shak in;' among professing Christians. God seen, to be searching them as with cand! Something of the kind must probably experienced by all our churches be'fo e they will be purified and made meet f' the Master's use. The light thus beam ing through the church produced a very strong effect on the minds of the impeni tent. The letter was written at a tin e when things appeared to be just at a cti aud no resuks are stated. 5. That, as holding or claiming a right j ference of the Methodist E. Church, was to hold men as property, is a flagrant usur- j appointed to the Utica station at the recent pation of the prerogatives of God over his session of that Conference. It was inti creatures therefore, all who claim such , mated by some one, before his arrival at right, or thus hold their fellow men, are this station, trmt he was sent here to waging an impious and open war against slra-hten the Utica Methodists that were God, and should no longer be regarded ; abolitionists, who, you know, have been as reputable members of the Christian j so naughty as not to swallow down all the church. j doings ui the General Conference and N Edwajid Jacmojt has been appointed PiewP16 ofWo1' sophy. Wayland's Moral Science. Smel ott IL Keekr, resigned. lie's Philosophy of Natural Hutory, Pa- 6. That we cordially approve the sen timent of our brethren in Great Britain, who have expressed their determination not to hold Christian fellowship with those churches and ecclesiastical bodies in A merica, that shall continue to justify and support, by precept and example, the sys tem of American slavery." Will not you, will not your readers, will not all the Christians of New England, heartily respond to the sentiments, and to the great object of the above resolutions? What do they say? That separating husbands and wives, parents and children, Y. Conference on the subject of abolition ism. But the abolitionists here and else where, are not afraid of straight things but crooked; so, Br. Mitchell was receiv ed joyfully. I had several interviews with him previous to the anniversary, and found him an honest inquirer after troth. He attended our anniversary, the first anti slavery meeting at which he had ever been present. During the discussion on a res olution in the evening, he arose and said that he had always been opposed to slave- j ,ta extensively tne anti-slave- ry periodicals, but had never attended an Synod of Genesee. The narrativ? of the state of religion within the bov of this ecclesiastical judicatory contain-5 some very, interesting facts, jrobabk larger number have been added to the churches within our bounds the past vtar than in any other section of the country And this is in Western New York, the very region that is regarded as "burn: over " and seared by new measures. H '5 also a fact, we believe, that the greater p"r tion of those who have been added to the church on profession, were converted v lunnection with the labors of Evangelic let this report be contrasted with the count of the state of reliinn in Connecti cut, where they are fighting so zealo' 5 ( againsi evangelists, that thev hove ished revivals from their state. Facts I' these are stronger arguments than nre speeches made, as speeches generally a to please the times and the audience p"15 enu American Baptist. From Elder N. Thurston. Lowell. M; Nov. 8, 1836 "Trie work of refo tion goes on gloriously with us. were added. to onr r.hnrrh lust Sabl11 I 4 malts and 4 females."