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1l- DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL.5 BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1838, VOL. X. NO, 44r ..- J rT ; v . v . t ; . : r- . ... ' r . ' . t ... 1 r - " . . w . - ' cau .y m y :t 1 1 ui v .a:. jimb t. t.t. :ui.;U-. ..:. T-.r ... - AM SET for the 1 ' i'ii 1 " ; : 1 j . i f ,V r ' . . , - rrrtiM. Vx". e4 weekly, at -$2,00 a yeau PJble within four after tout month and" witbia eiht $2,zWrtUal2$t Vaoatha.nfl jftithid the 'TWry g3,Srwttcrth clo of th yer, torU in. the rttid.-' "It- V; u t1 iw.'V.'c T?,tomraiei who reciv twebr or , raora . o:mj In out bundlal and pay within four months. at $1 ;i-fur four months to ma aa. above. $1,75 within eight roontlis c. 0 j-Ajents, who procure and pay fof lis .lub cnberr, trreouutaio ins ivtvdiu copTraua. ft N pai'T b diMeontiauedtiotil irrfcslra- e are piJ., JiceM at the discretion of th pub- 03 AM letters to aecurt attention, .must come 4v . For the Vermont Telegraph. Wi dead I. The messenger thcn.turn away As the tad truth rasVd wHdly to toy heart j ' " c4M0tbe-ailIid.heTr,Ah1tla1', . m yea ! he did tU m Elizabeth. was dead ! Oh remember, apd can, nef forjet, . jhe" iimny das oTfehildlioodr hoW my heart' Qoei back, and Jbg;ra round xnynariverak; ; ; TJbere wft together, hand in hand we're stray 'd Arid pluck'd the Vild flower fronitts native vine! Ot if perchance out Canty fed the way! ' Ve cllmb'd the ateeV-and rugged mountain high ; 'Or where the beaoteoua streanifot's gentle flow MuVuiur'4 in soft pellucid windings, on Thro' the, reen mtfadctwj there, beneath the shade Ofjhe green . willow, on a mossy scat, Reclined ws there our1' weary limbs to rest. Tlraa wklrtte changca rolfi in silence 'on; Yet md by side' together, still we. grew, Unmindful of the future, till the line The painful separation line was drawn, nd each, o'er life'a tompestuous ocean boand, Embark'd (unconscious of our future doom. Ui.; ii'u- . .'. . . Fororer be thy blessed name, adored, Y Oh Thoo who wouldst net bare the sraner die"; ' Who wrote ber pardon on her drooping heart, And gave her sou) the beauteous tiut of heaven. Consumption canoe, with chHling mildew cold On Vampire's Tainted Wfng It slOwiy "came ' : hd upon .the attenuated thread, , j That binds the fettered soul to cumbrous clay. Slovf wa'i it workj but sure J its reckless hand, garered .the cord aad.lt the'soul go freej . ; Her Savior call'd and to his kind command, Iter apirit linger' d notnor murma'r'd ahei ' OuVealmlxttin(gi aJijimiitUy. tieavi.. t -..J. (For ties thore were tat bound her very soul;, TtfeaithWhukBandchri And friends to wbich- her geseroo heart bad eking 8 he lovetl them all, but loved her Savior more.) lie tall'd, and quick her joyful spirit (lev, ' Oa wings of (Withi to meet h& kind embrace, ' -Aocher'd aad M&ahe there will etSr resC.S ' L Reeliu'd apon her Savior's peaceful breast. Woman, hast thou a hnsband baa thy soul, , Ycaxned O'er. the temkr oflTprinz 0f thf lovef Aad eana thou Prt with all for Jesus', sake I , -. Zfnot, call not thyself a child of beavtfn, IPitofutd, July, 1633. & 1 V V luHi.' r S)tnss to.tbO. Wemory of f til trof 1XaotIcsW I! 'If Tbe tun bas gained bU fprvid prime y f Tbr( vernal tide ajaia is flown IA tritrmph o'er th immortal mind j " And dear hi raemory aljiU liv . .In t;und faithful breasts enshrined. : inl was hU hcart hi love sincere, 'Enfolding all the ra;e of. man; ;.. While charity, a fountain clear, : Throujh all hit life unfilling rah. Mote blest Ihaa who, froraanguine fields, . In triumph wears the laurel crown, ' ' Ha leftiname' wMch grateful yielJi' ; .-Such meed. at peace delights to own. : 4 0a rayless minds he joyed to ope - - '--- v,Theboly gotpel'a heavenlf light j a m w - a.- r a t" ii: vT: r - His. fame let other days declare, Whom friendi deplore and Zion weepv: iv cue love oeaews me green tun wucie 3:.ThVhusb'agd and 'he1 father sleeps.' Sweet be that sleep lAoove his lomb,' ; iTh'e wUloVVensirr odugh'anaii bend i Th.rvtr ftftwf IrthainrHdoml Shti Atfd MseVguards.biwest deend. ' - - J-- ' - ' -''"N Then reit thet "thus tilU.imehall 4iettn:15 Cot oneyVhose eye would "bltsrauch tvne.'Hocal authorities are-unjust and oppress: : U 'robey-fur HeaW has clatme'd it trwrj.i fwtfwhy you not appeal to th king 5 f ., '- . , court in Ava, and have the officers either LWlIeavrn i death'ahall neer jrive " 1 removed or nunished' "Sometimes it 1 . ... 1 1 And heaven, all earth ana iumreu$u.,.iestr.-as.-fo.disam.-aiifBusBieioTi."jui tne Shall fift ber golden portals high, t . ,-t 10 welcome in uie rausuiucu uuw Newton, June 26,1833. ;w "! '' " For tha VcriacntTeler-spbi! . I3lPL,TJKJICiEOF EAttPtE. Soma weeks since,' while baptism was beinj administered in Soathington, Connn Dy r.ir.'A. pastor 01 tne iiaptisi nurcn in at rUce, a youn;- man, who stood pro- pouaded at tbe PrcsbyterlatCharcb, feeling impelled by t sense of duty to follow "tha aiampla of his Savior, came forward,- after some Of i oir six bad been baptized, and f . - . . tat Li ..rnti' rr"pctan' exrLilmnS. br, f,.r.;.i fn.n.i 1 Mm - it I-; : I f rave and hartizr J hua. la . . ' ' vo ir o :- -ir rr"cl,t3.th5 great tur qaesud taptism on a profession of bis faith. Doeainot every one: knov Itbat; where The administrator for a moment hesitated, American .Slavery exists,, not only ' has llk f!iiiniM K!f'. unpTrwMir? Inffftlp'nrA htnA tr crime hut labor .-- -, , 1 ,Xr" cf IVtsbrterua and Dartii ircctafors;! Who labors cl eerfillv and energetically - t : k. nrt Witkejs. ; RELIGIOUS MISOELLANY. 'rl'J ,l j from Chrferiaa Reflector. 'jExtraci; frb Mr. lUcmd? JotunuO. . ' "' ETlie of Oppression l:MK'KiocaW if we Vtrterftber 'right, tnetit froVri th State of Virginia, as a mis sionary lo Burroah. V havnot obser? d tie fact, if be has ever soun'Jed a note of Ternonstrahi, or raised 'a connplaint againit the slavery of Virginia; anj it is not uncommoa to" bear supporters of the Rqrman mis. ion declaim agiinst all in terference of telijpous men vvith the af Atirsoi'gOTernmeitt "Submit," say they, '.to the powers that lu.' Chiist and his a poslles never said anything against the opptesii-e slarery which 'existed a-ound them.' " But Mr. Kincaid somewhere finds a uthority for exposing the oppression of the Burmese, ana the American Bap tist Board publish his animadversions to theKorl(is -This is righ, we admit, but ye only wish, that both the missionary and the Board would preserve a dignified consistency. : In the Augnst number, l34, of lhe' same Magazine, assurance is given that nothing more shall appear, in iis col umns on the subject of slavt-ry. See the end of hat number. Instead of thinking it wrong or out of place to publish what Mr. Kincaid has wrkten. we are happy . -' u : tUa. as l.u ... to icau hi ine ni.jy.iz.mu uuiu ttu ex posure of the sin of oppression ; and the following statement of the evil fruits or influences of oppression on the oppressed, and Un on the onnressnr VV honP. I iriroes outihrotiffh the Marine lo thei South, it will awaken serious attention to otner consiaerauon was or a moment at a, similar, though still worse state of tendfd l0' andhe certainly did then shake thinjrs in our own country. If it is said tnrtt nere only colore people suner, let it b known that the Burmese are col ored people. And then, "there will be no shuffling" like this, when we shall come to give account to God of our passing by on the other eide, leaving the black man in his misery and degradation. Let us, dear brethren of the Board of Foreign Mission, and all others, see to it that our hearts and hands are clean in this a rv awfully solemn concern. . - tm- I t i "inesunnaa just gone aown w en iUn- we came before TagoUng. while sup per, or rather dinner,' was preparing, I ' took one, man, and went thru' two streets. On my way back, sat down in a veran dah, while' an erderly nian "and two fe male were mployetl in some domestic Cpocerns, and soon enured-into conversa tion with thern. There were many iridic cations that this town had known better dayirtbat:'ft' had-formerly? been more populous and Nourishing; and I inquired if this were not so. They replied, that, wuhiri 'tt vear; one third of the population B u & I J L . . M I k a mm ..m naa removea. vnu nu iuu uiuoc o.thia,'!!.! asked. VOppression. The present governor, is so rapacious, that those whocodld, bare got together a few things b a boat, and. fled oft in the night."- Are they unable to go off openly, and BeeV'i residence where they choose?1' b inquired". Yes, they would be seized. ana tneir, cnuaren agaa p pay tne tax. 7 C.len the whole family is sold," If the l t-ll .'If. .L. removed or. pun is done,. but it seldom does any good, for a neW1: officer is, likely to be just as bad, or worse than the old. The best way is ' - - I j ' . ' -.1 10 run ou, anu gei inio anuiurr uionn.. Misrule and oppression are universal in Barmah, and this js the principal cause of the shifting character of-tbe population like the iahds of ihe desert rolled and driven by .resistless winds. Opptessiori u so stern ana unpitying.nat mere, is ,nu incentive' to -industry, beyond what the most .urgent ' claims of nature demand. Should any family jise so far above; the common mass, as to. have a house n iue comfortable and heat.'it would be the sig nal for everv underling. 0! -.office to watch v 'WBBawBMK..wa Mfeiy Utto pay handsomely inlo the nanas of a superior . ofliceT;--and secure hia pro lection. People will necessarily become. inuoien', jvnea inausxry is ine road to obbre'ssioni'anrf 'when indolence " . T-.t I '- -L .- ...loin ceases o,bt a crime there is an end to all virtuous and honorable nrinri Kles. Vera- cify is alraosf wholly un'known, and filse- . . ... .. . . .... . i?r hood mingles with all the relations 01 in? v4M H 1 monv is civen and confirmed, with $0 far,, that, false tfSti- l''cnnfirrncd With Such 4 calmness;' arid "socK irfVoow ranee oY hHn: mind of a Burman honestv.and ,VlTtue a re. associated "with dullness ; cu'ritiing and deeeit,' tvith intellectaal atreftgth. V Fraud, or, a concealed tourse-pf management. s so sed lo be associated with every trans of life.1 -:Transnarency of langoagt action. of life :'r"'lWnriafen'CV and character is so entirely unknown, and soBe'xpected, that aurman stranger, is, conloundea by it, and suspecting some j treachery too; deeply ' concealed for his comprenension, wa;csottrejuaiag iw uo any dealings with you.'; f ,s ;' "Qoery: ToVwhorn is the remark of Mr. I K peculiarly 'applicable'; that 'when in- nce ceaset to be a enme. ur , cuu iu Tinnnn inn .nouuiawiv 1 . ... . - ! plc-(o the skve or the slave holder? I or industry is esterfceu disreputaole ,adu intQ snppose the often ceimc:negation-is his 1 : u : . i.-.fi4i ' . i-inicvisn, ana incunea ioiuuuicu.r. - what makes thpnv sa bat oppressions " . wuhout hope of re reward, and, who tnai is himself every' dav wronged out of his earnings lor his whole lire; can resist the temptation, in his 'tarn to practice reprisal on his oppressor? Hekurely, mast be a prodigy, who is not made vicious by slave- ry. aoiomon says that oppression rnaketh . i- ii i' " .ev.-... 41i uuin iiiiica, will ithiiuiuw, auu no slave is then uable to he marl wnrw iKaninniot iuc ;r u un.,i.4 ,. ine TlSe man mad thi nnrr lrrnnrant mad. - Verily it i the just,' the kind voice of ! throne of grace for help. II he can pre-lsahd movements of its complex and deli- i common Father of i1lU0ao nf manUi i v i... ri u ml ;i,:-. trie r-tlin. ;fl ,,..,,' the common Father of U classes of men Let the oppressed go free break eve ry yoke. If oppression is sinful and uisraceiui in ine neatnen in liurmah. how much more so amon? enlightened 1 christians! IIAUTI!! L.UTIIEO... Perhaps the finest, richest, and most generous species of character, is that whichpresents to the diinty the most re pulsive surface. Within the rough rind the feelings are preserved unsophisticated, robust, and healthy. The noli mt tangt re outside -Iceeps off that insidoouslswarrri o artificial sentimental uies which taint and adulterate, and finally expel all natur al and vigorous emotions from within "us. The idea of a perfect man has always been figured forth in our minds, by the emblem of the lion coming out of the ,amb and the ,amb ining r out of the li-1 ion. Of this description of character was Luther. Nothing could exceed his sub misrsiveness and humility, when a choice i i i.i i it wa WDetner to De numOle or daring: but when conscience spoke, no the torest in his manincent ire. But if we behold him one moment, to use his pourinor own quotation from Scripture, contempt' upon princes, and highly rag- ing against the nignest uoon eartn, we see him the next in his familiar corres pondence, a poor, humble, afflicted man, not puffed up vvith pride at the great things he had accomplished, but rather struck down by a sense of his own un worthiness. As to his violence, it was part "of his mission to be violent, and those utkn to& it frit -lio rh!irrrn I r Kaa Y 5 m xri r i 1 thy, seem to us not to accuse him, but to I L.-l m. u.,.. i accus1: pfuviueimc xiui iu uavc uccu vi olent, would to him have been not to have been in earnest. And here it must be ob served, that bis violence was only verbal ; it was merely the rousing voice to awak en Europe from the lethargy of ages. But let us follow him into private life. Here it is that we shalL best learp to ap preciate hirri." We will 'not dwell upon his constant contentment in poverty, and his contempt for riches, because tbUisthe characteristic of almost all great men, who are really worth more than gold can procure them; but his long unbroken friendship with Melancthon a character so opposite to his own, ana in some re spects so superior, as be was the first to acknowledge himself, bas always struck us as a proof that he possessed much sweetness and gentleness of disposition. Envy or jealousy never interrupted for a momeht the fraternal affection that sub sisted between these great men. Of those passions, indeed, Luther 3eetns not. to have been susceptible. Neither did per sonal ambition come near him. Though he had so many titles to it, he never claim ed tbe supremacy over his contemporary Reformers. Notwithstanding the great things he had performed, he gave himself no air of grandeur or importance. . He seemed to consider himself as a common man among common men. He was DK Martin Luther, and nothing more. There was a simplicity and commonness in his habits and conversation, which contrasted wonderfully with the mighty revolution h'e'brought about. This simplicity, we wefe going to say, stows his native great ness.; but we correct ourselves and add, that it exhibits that apostolic frame of mlnawhic'h all the messengers of -God, frdm Moses downwards,' have displayed. Such men are moulded at once by the Hind that sends them. The accidents of this w'orkf hare no power (as they - have upon others) 'to, change er modify their moral conformation. There is an one nessi'a1 wholeness, an uhcorilpouhdedness of character in these elect instruments ; "on their moraVframe is chiselled by the Divine, finger one idea, and one only arid that external to' their' earthly condi tion. Henee Tvas' begotten the simplicity and. homeliness of JjUther's walk in life. Had. he acted the great fnan, he would haVe 'pfoved.thaV hewas hot the 'apostle. TheTrarik; nonular, eoa(ie, and some what pleasant Rearing which marked him.j has made htm,th-nero.-ot tne popuiace to this day in Germany. What is also rcmarkable-in si roan oi his indubitable and nrofound oietvis, that he had no aus terity BldckwootVi Magazine. Don't FORGET, to Pra.y."t Payr son," writing to a kinsman, in an impor tant crisis of religious experience, re- ? ."In your present situation, and , for some time to come, your greatest difficul ty will bevr tcrmairitain the daily-performance of closet duties; Ony oar-maintaining that part,'' the fate, of tbe whole batttle will turd. This,'-your, great ad versairy lV Lnotrs. ,; He knows that U he can beat out of the Ctoset.ahe shall haver yon4 ;n ki nwn nower. -.YoU-WilLbe in the situation of an'army cutoff from supplies and teinforcementsrand jwiir be'obligedl either to capitulate; of to sU rrendeir, at ds-cretion- - r He-wlU thereferi Jeaye ; up mean untried "to drive or dratyjr?o from the closet." And d it "will i'te iiard 'wdrk-to j.. ; . maintain that post against him and your own heart. Sometimes he will probably assail you with more violence, when you attempt to read or pray, than at any other time-, and thus try to persuade you that prayer is rather injurious than beuehcial A t Ill WL.!....; t i: pU n t, K Okf 1, 11 OUVJIJIU UUlim yUU 11L1 his temDtalion. vou mifrht be driven to the J c 3 I -" - I l vail on us to be careless and btupid, he will rarely distress us. He will not disturb a false peace, because it is a peace ofwhlch he is th. nthor Rut if hp r-Annfa km ceed in lulling us to sleen. he will do all in his power to distress us. And when he is permitted t0 do this, and the Holy Spirit withdraws his sensible aid and con so'ations, when, though we cry and shout, God seems to shut out prayers, it is by no means easy to be constant in secret duties. Indeed, it is always most diffi cult to attend to them when they are most necessary. But never. mind, your . Lord and Master is looking on. He . notices, be accepts, and he will reward every strug gle. Besides, in the Christian warfare, to maintain the conflict, is lo gain the victory. The promise is. made to him that endures to the end. The object o our spiritual, adversaries, then, is to prevent us from enduring to the end. If they fail 01 ef fecting this object, they are defeated. Eve ry day in which you are preserved from going" back, they sustain a defeat. And if, by praying yesterday you gained strength enough to pray to-day ; and if, by praying to-day, you gain strength to pray again to-morrow, you have cause for "thankfulness, if the food which you take every day nourishes you for one day, you are satisfied. You do not expect that the food you ate yesterday will nour ish you to-day. Do not complain, then, if you find it necessary to ask every day for fresh supplies of spiritual nourish ment: and do not think your prayers are unanswered, so long as you are enabled to struggle on, even though it should be with pain and difficulty. Every day I see more clearly how great a mercy it is to be kept from open sin and from com "P? lac; lf 'ou are lhus thankful for it. be GROAVTII IN GRACE. " I beseech you in the Lord Jesus, make every day more and more of Christ, and try your growth in the grace of God, and what new ground you gain daily upon corruption; for travelers are, day by day, etther advancing farther on, and nearer home, or else they are not going the right way to accomplish their journey. Faint not, because this woWd and ydu are at yea and nay, and because this is not a home that smileth upon you; tn"e wise Lord, who knoweth you, will have it so, because he casteth a net for your love, to catch it, and gather it himself; therefore bear patiently all your burdens and trials Your Lord is seeking you, and you seek him, let none have your love and choice but the Lord Jesus. Set not your heart upon the world, since God hag.li not made it your portion ; for you cannot ex pect to get two portions ; and to be happy twice, and to have an upper heaven and an under htaventoo: Christ our Lord and his saints were not so : therefore let go your hold of this life, and of the good r t Sl S things oi it. Ljearn aaiiy Dotn to pos sess and miss Christ in his sweet smiles; he must go and come, because his infi nite wisdom thinketh it best for you : we shall be together one day. O blessed is the soul whose hope looketh straight to I that day ! It is not our part to make a treasure here ; anything under the cover ing of heaven that we can build upon is but ill ground and a sandy foundation. There is no good thing can bear our Weight but Christ ; nothing be foundation of happiness but God. know all creat ed power would sink under me, if I were to lean upon it, and therefore it is better to rest on God than to sink or fall ; and we, weak souls, must have a resting place, for we cannot stand-alone. Let us then be wise in our desire and choice, and choose our own blessedness, which is to trusi in the Lord. Each one of us hath an idol ; but it is our folly to "divide our harrow and' little love; it will not serve two; it is best, "then, to hold it whole and together, and to give . it to Christ; for then we, gej double interest for our love, when we lend it to, and lay it upon Christ; and we are sure, besides, that ihe stok cannot, diminish, Follow, on aftej this love,; tire not of him, but come in and" see "his beauty and excellent cy. ana feed youT sonl upon Christ s love. 1 Climb up the- mountain with joy and. faint not our best things have a worm in them ; all our joys besides God are" but woes and sorrows.1' Rutherford. -Particular, Providence. For my own part, J fully enter jnto the sentiment of an ancient writer, that it would not be worth while to' live in a world that -wns npf governed by, a Providence Jfothing is so tranquilizmg and consolatory,, amid the shifiings and fluctuations, and uncer- tainiies oi-an inconstant woria, as ine arm belieftliatmy family , and, myself afe wholly dependent on the sleepless and un remitting care of my reconciled iGoi' and Father. -And he views with' indifference nothing tvhich can affect s either.; with good or.witb ill ;Atht every drop in the ocean of fheans is'in hii hand and at' his f disposaland that he is makitfg all things wp rk together, forou r gpocLijfcs, eye , :s t . irf... u r ' apon, every, nouxqi my existence nis 3pmtf inttniatel y present ur every thoaght of my heart. His hand Impresses a di-i having since that time been made. A rection upon every foot-step of my going. then, the. churches are now, in a srme of Every bieath I inhale is drawn by an en- peace arid -'external prosperity. Diflerci ergy which God deals otlt to me. This ces of opinion exist concerning the cardi body; which upon the slightest derange-(nal truths of-lhe gosjeVpand trre churc! -ment, woald become the prey of death or es, as also the' ministers, donor agree in woful sufferings, is now at ease, because their vies of the best mofe of disposing He is at this moment warding off a thou- of the v Vtxed question of slavery : but sand dangers, and upholding the thou- taic uiai-uiijri y. ma piv.cjviug iuu jruvc ; keeps me through the whole current of S my restless and ever-changing history, When I walk bv tne wav na is aonff . . t . i i with me. When I enter into comp.inv, ! amid all my forgetfulness of Him, he nev er forgets me. In the silent watches of ihe night, when my eyelids have clostxl, and my'spirits haveaunk into unconscious ness, the observantye of Him who nev er slumbers4s upon m ; I cannot fly from his presence." .Go : -where' I will, he at tends me and cares for the. . t RELIGION IX NEW ENGLAND. At the meeting of the General Confer ence of Maine, tne delegates from .other states, gave a statement of the progress of religion in their respective states,, which we extract as reported in the .Christian Mirror, tqr the purpose ol giving a gen- erai view oi tne reunions coiiaiuon oi New England. N. Y. Evangelist. GENERAL CONFERENCE OF MAINE. The General Conference of Maine, the Maine Missionary Society, and the Maine Congregational Charitable Society, held their annual meetings in Saco, the last week, commencing on Tues-day rnor the 20th ult. The Rev. J. W. Elling wood. Moderator of Conference, com menced the exercises vvith reading the scriptures, sirging and prayer. Massacvsetts. Although we gave, last week, a full report of the state of re ligion in Massachusetts, yet the following extract from the statement of Rev. L. T. Dimich will not be uninteresting. " There are connected with the Gener al Association of Massachusetts about 3G0 chirrches. These churches contain, according to the bett reports which have been obtaineu trom them about 43,800 communicants. There are settled over these churches about 320 pastors, leavin g about forty churches without settled pas tors; the greater part of wbich, however, are supplied, in other ways, with the preaching of the gospel, and the ordinan ces of religion. There are besides these several churches not connected with the Association. Perhaps thewhole number of Evangelical Congregational churches in the 'Common wealth might be stated at S80; pastors 340; communicants 50,- 000; and 50 to bO.OOO children in the Sabbath school. These statements can not, indeed, be relied on as minutely ac curate. Yet it is believed, that they are not far from the truth. Of the state of religion in these church es, at the present time it is not possible for the Delegation to speak so fully as they could wish. The General Association is at this very time in session at New Bed ford; and the information carried up thith er not having, rf course, come into our possession. We can say, however, as a general thing that the phurches are walk ing in harmony, and observing, in a be coming manner, the ordinances of the gospel. There. hav been also, during the past year, enjoyed by.numbersof them, times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Particularly has it been thus during the past winter and spring. In one county of the state, a large western county, it has been computed that there have been 1000 converts from the rank of the world, to Christ and the hopes of the gospel. In the city of Boston there has been a pleasing state of things the past wiuter and spring. Several hundred hopeful converts are the result; most of whom have been, or are soon to be. receiv ed to the different evangelical churches fit that city. In Essex county, of which one of the delegation could speak more confidently from personal acquaintance, a large portion of the churches have been blessed with gentle, revivals. And it is believed that a. large proportion of the churches . through the Commonwealth have fejt some quickening iofiuence from on high, while in many places converts, in greater or smaller numbers, have been witnessed. ' Tbiime3 of refreshing they had en joyed had been marked as a general thing, witn some necu iarityoicDaracter. -ine mpressions.wnicn have been ieit, nave ' ' l "s i. r been those of intelligent seriousness The inBuences of the Spirit have been silent and gentle, .like, the refreshing shower upon the earth. 7 Conversions have been clear and peaceful, and the young disciple bas set put on his way rejoicing, and with the prospect of. fewer difficulties arising from, bis own crudeness of views, than has sometimes fallen to the lot of bis pred ecessors. As a general thing, fewer . exVi traorainary means nave Deen employed, than have in some former years been re- soneu ip. oooer pasiora i instruction, vis itation, and other labor, flowing generally in the ordinary channel, have been the leading means employed. . Assistance has been" obtained, in some instances, from neighboring pastors, when the exigency has required. s CONNECTICUT. The following is Mr. Springs narra-tive.- . -'; The delegate from the General Associ ation of Connecticut would refer the Con fereneev ta the printed minutes "of the last VMt frti i General Th?w "of the -'condition w. -.. 0f the churches in that - state no Report ' these things have not beenliiiflVred lo in- terrupt our'narmonvVe'aVrtev'to ,i ir.. rl.t i n : ' 5,1 uuici. UUU .83 yet, KlOUiy preSerVeCI that sisterhood of churches Cfromene.;of the most afflictive of. ear thlv calamities-- I a family quarrel. AndJthough Jying pn the borders of the' Preftyterian-hufch, , I we have thus far been Iceit- fionY nnv . niuiKcu niinicmaiicn. ine.aiv5 which are now Tending that portioiir t. our Redeemer's heritarre. Vhe delegate.! a . ' u .:l:?J.t. P--1.-" uucs uui h.uww uow.. eAiensiveiv- revivals. have prevailed within the hounds -of the statev-during.the lasLyeac, and can . speak wim con,w?jjce oi oniy. one . section rthe county orHaitforo!. That has heW s iff-. nally. blessed. -r-Of twenty-three churches. comprising one Association in that.' counr -t . ". L I " ' . I " . ' . 1" ' " A ' m iy, sixteen nave Deen visueaTyjitt seasons - w of refreshing, within the nast six months. The city of Hartford especially, has been greatly favored with,.di vine influence. In a population not exceeding ten" thousand, as many as one thousand have recently expressed hope in Christ. Every : evan gelical church, has participated in the . work, and-is now receiving large access ions. An unusually large proportion of these are young men, many of whom,, it is trusted, will become the heralds, of tha cross. " Revivals have also existed in some other of the counties, and innumerous single churches. Ihe past has-been., a year of the right hand of-tbe Most High. The Theological Seminaries at New C Haven and East Windsor, are Ubbth. s in a prosperous condition. That at Jbast Windsor, which is in debted to Maine for some patronage, and what is far more valued, for an esteemed mid efficient President, now contains; thir--ty student?, and gives promise of, much usefulness. The cause of Temperance,-: is receiving .attention, and progresses," Sunday Schools and Bible classes flourish, though not wiih equal prosperity in all our congregations. We only add, that notwithstanding the severe pressure upon,, j the mercantile and manufacturing inter-,- V ests, the cause of benevoledce has not lan- . guished among us. 7'be calls from heC? American tioard were never more cheer-', fully and liberal ly; responded to than dur ing the past year. Most of the Churches doubled their usual annual collections, and in the city of Hartford nearly $12, 000 n ere raised, a sum four times as great as had been collected in any preceding year. -Saco, June 27, 1838. RHODE-ISLAND. The friends of evangelical piety have, within a few years past, greatly increased their exertions, and have been crowned with pleasing success. Rhodetlsland, though narrow in her limits, is capable of exerting a very powerful influence in favor of the gospel. - We hope that tho friends of the old pilgrim principles will be awake, and perseverelinlil the State is filled with holy influence. - The Rev. Mr. Shepherd said of this State? The Evangelical Consociation of Con gregational Churches in Rhode-Island v embraces 14 churches and" 12 ministers. but 5 of ihem aTe settled pastors -5 are stated supplies and two are without charge. Two evangelical churches within out bounds are not consooiated. Six of our " churches are now destitute of pastors, ? Whole number of members in our churches about 2000 added tbe last year,-' mostly by profession, 192 Number of teachers employed in the Sabbath-schools; connected with us, 350 Number of schoi: ars 8207. Number in Bible Class; 300. Volumes -in Sabbath School Libraries about 6000. - .. . - v - The past year has been one ofrmore than ordinary interest in our churches.-. Several of our churches have been re- freshed and strengthened by thevspecial operations of the -Spirit. Thel great' he nevolent enterprises of tbe - day receive cheerful and increasihgasappOrt'lambho' us. A great degree of harnT6Wy in6c-J trine and feeding -nappily prevails among our min isters s and ? b urches; tSabbath schools - and Bible - classes aiidf; maternal associations" receive - increased 'attention among' us. : Irr ne'f nur,:ctiu rches 70 mothers are ' memberst'of the maternal association. And- 'as 'a "."result of their prayers and " efforts - during a few years t past, the husbands ef n;ne of them" have united with ?the . church, together with seventy of their children. The attention of oar 'ministers has been particularly: drawn to the subject of attendanceion public worship, and the result has been an increase of most of our 'congregations onthe Sabbath. The cause of seamen has of late a wakened increased interest among us and several seamen's boarding houses have been provided forthig interesting but hitherto much; neglected class- of .the community:' v . - '.-.-- TheEvangelicalCongrgationalchurch es in R. I. need the sympathies and pray--ers, of their sister- churches in N; Eng land. Many of therii are feeble, and sur rounded by a populition averse to reli- " gious order "and to doing anything for the ministry- Our little State is full of enter prise, business and life io secular concerns, but.in things pertainirrg to the fHvorld to come wide extended desolations prevail. . -In some of our thickly populated, manu facturing districts, 'there is 'ho stated s : :4 J Mi i - '