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By ORSON S. MURRAY
BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1841.
VOL. XIII. NO. 41
IT IS SOT HARD TO DIE.
Oh! mother, say must we all die? , :
You, lister, dear papa, and I?
Ido not like to think I ihall
jje in the deep, dark grave so till
Mother, I'm fond of life and play, ;
And like not to be borne away
From the green fields and pleasant light
To lie where it is always night." : .
' Come hither chitd and thou shatt place
Within the ground in yonder rase,
Thisgriin." . - v
Oh, it U smooth and round t
Mother, put not In the ground, : ,
This pretty grain." " ! '
Do it my love ;
. For by this seed I wish to prove,
Thai it is not so hard to die,
And in (be deep dark grave to lie." ; , n;
. ; . , " ; - '
" How sweet a fragrance fills the room! "
Mother, your flowers are still in bloom:
And oh! how beautiful they seem,
While standing in the bright sunbeam !
Mother, I'm glad you made me place - ;
That smooth round seed within the vase: "
For more delightful now, I see ; " ; v
The blossom in this pretty tree, ' , -
Which from that buried giain has sprung.
" Tis thus, my child, with children young,
And loved of God: their bodies die, , .
And like that grain in earth must lie. '
But, like this flower, from thence must rise,
A form of beauty in the skies, ' ..'...,
Which quickly sptinging from the tomb,
In paradise shall ever bloom.'
. ; Mother$ Magazine.
The grave quenches not ' in realms beyond the sun
- " It beams with lustre bright,
Caught from the1 Great White Throne whose
. etepa before, , ; , , ; . . :
Anthems of praiae resound for evermore t ."
, : The bitterness and gloom
Of sorrow unausaageJ, the gnawing care,
And the heart's desolation none can shine :
''. ;; . There enter not the tomb !
The dead sleep aweetly in their narrow bed,.
y should the tear above their dust be shed 7
Canst thoa not hear me T thou,
Whoa far mntlit -ri?Mv mv fnintMf tnna
lAiid beat thy heart repensive to my own 1
1 kneel and lift my brow
To thy faint star light, and with fervent prayer
Whisper thy name to the careaaing air!
In vain I list in vain
For the low anawer which was wont to thrill
My heart left life that tone of lore Is still.
Never to wake again
Yet from thy starry mansion, it may be,
Thine eye still lingers lovingly on me
.", Then will I gird my soul
With calm endurance, and await the time
When 1 may meet thee in a happier clime,
1 ' Whose grief hath no control
Not vainly are those passionate yearnings given,
So that they lead ua to Love's brighter heaven
but a person of infinite dignity God's on
ly begotten son, could be accepted to me
diate betwixt an offended God and offend
ing man, it follows that the breach Js Vast
ly wide. " For such an high priest be
came us who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
and separate from - sinners, made higher
than the heavens" Heb. 7: 26. Every
one feels that the heniousness of sin is set
forth by the greatness of the sacrifice
which was required to atone for it.
Hence it is that infidels in order to do
away the necessity cf redemption by the
blood of Christ, either deny the apostacy
of man wholly, or labor to lessen his
m . . .. .
I am aware that there are objections to
this doctrine, viz :
1. A finite creature cannot do an infin
ite act It is readily conceded that cer
tain powers are requisite, in order to the
commission of sin at all. A mere brute
cannot commit sin, because he possesses
not the powers to judge of the moral fit-
ness of things, or to distinguish the mor
malignity'and criminality of sin. If none happiness and dignity. - And who can
paint the horrid scenes of wickedness and
misery that have marked and blackened
the history of the human race, from the
fall down to the present day ? And above
9 H, the malice, Contempt, blasphemy, and
Hellish cruelty with which the Lord of
vjrloiy -God manifest in the flesh was
reated, and his unparalleled anguish, his
groans, and sweat, and blood, his sorrows
of soul even unto death, and? that tocr be
fore the application of any engine of ex-
ernal torture ? And what is this but an
llustration of the awful nature of sin, and
the tremendous weight of the guilt of man:
kind For he was wounded for our
Lnsgressions; he was bruised for our
niquiues ; the chastisement our peace
was upon him ; and by his stripes we are
healed." R. M.
BRANDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 26. 1841.
The volume of poems mentioned be
W has only fjllen into my hands for a
oment. From a momentary glance-
tit more from wrnt 1 have- seen of tue
mthor's productions, at different times , in
'ie public prints, 1 am prepared to think
bat the New-Yorker' high commenda-
ion b merited. The author Is brother of
K. C. Burleigh. -
From the New Yorker.
Poems by Wm. II. II wrletgti. 1 vol. 24 pp.
.York Wile jr 4b fatnam.
The noets of this country and, we
bresume, of all"countrie;i bear about the
f lino proportion to the manufactures of
b.id verses that the priests of the true faith
' 1 For the Telegraph;
IS SIN AN INFINITE EV1L1
The word infinite is very sparingly us- al quality of actions. One must be capa-
ed in the scriptures. It is only once used 1 ble of discerning things of a moral nature,
with respect to the divine perfections: Psa. in order to love or hate them. And this
147 ,his understanding is infinite" capacity, it is obvious, man does possess,
and once with respect to sin : Job 22 ; 5, wherever you find him. "For when tha
'is not thy wickedness great and thine I gentiles, which have not the law; do by
iniquities infinite and in Nahum 3 ; 9,1 nature the things contained in the law
it seems to be used in a.limitedsense with I These having no,t the law are a law unto
respect to Nineveh ; it is said, Ethiopia I themselves, which show the work of the
- ' . i
and Egypt were hei strength and it was law written in their hearts," &c. Rom
infinite ; by which we cannot understand 2 ; 1 4, 15. However blind he may be
any thing more than that it was very great with respect to his own sins, by reason of
unless we understand the prophet as j selfishness, he can feel a wrong when
speaking of the power of Ninevah, as it I done to himself by another, and heartily
stood in her own imagination. condemn it for its injustice. It is not ore
I would use the word to signify that tended that sin is infinitely wise, nor that
which is unlimited. 1 maintain that sin I it is omnicient, or omnipotent but infia-
is an infinite evil.. But here let it be not- itely malignant, hateful and ciiminal.
ed that the criminality and malignity of I Another objection is, that this principle
sin is not to be calculated altogether by levels all distinction betwixt sins, and ren-
what it has done or can do, but also byl ders every stu equally criminal-as what is
what it aims to effect and is calculated in infinite can not be increased or diminished
I know not that I shall be able to
salisfactorv answer to this obiection. But
it should be considered that the divine law
d to those of Baal in the days of Elijah.
the nature of things to produce.
And 1st. The in-finite evil of sin will
appear from a consideration of the infinite
Hitrniiv nnrl arisn1ut nprfectinns of that is spiritual and primarily respects the
- r I - . . . '
Character to which it'is primarily oppos- heart, and its requirements are summari
ed. Sin is enmiW to God. It is treason Py fulfilled in love. Consequently sin
against the su preme authority of the -uni- primarily and summarily consists in ha
verse. What did it do, and what did it U red of Uod and holiness ; and as to par
further aim to do to God manifest in the ticular acts they are more or less crimi
Some rhyme-collectors make the number jfle$h? M Ye have both seen and hated nal according as they flow more or less
pw. . iboln me and my rather :" John 15: 24. irora nairea oi uou. as a principle sin
.varer criucs reauce n ia si ut sevcu , uui , - . . . . ,. r . ,. . . ...
U care not how rigidly the list be pared What short of the prostration of the throne has nifiaite malignity in it, aiming a
uown it can no: henceforth be perfect un- of God and extingaishing of his name, nothing short of the annihih lion of al
less it include the npme of Wm. II. Bvr authority and very existence from the uni that is holy, good and lovely in the uni-
' . - r I verse I Is there anv
!,l'oa Vuna QDunaan jr .n . . :m:n!,1:1- r en.K .n..n , J the external nrecents of the law of God heard him discussing in the family-circlc,
For the Vermont Telegraph.
BAPTIST HISTORY AGAI.V.
To the Churches in this Slate :
Dear Brethren It is very desirable, in
order that the history of the Churches may
be an interesting and religious work, that
there be something more than the -mere
statement of facts, and dates that there
be interspersed some moral and religious re
flections on the workings of the Holy Spir
it on the human heart. The dealinT3 of
God with his People in answer to prayers,
&c. The blessings attendant on faithful
ness in the discharge of duty. The benefits
of spiriiual-mindedness, of devotednes3 to
his service, and diligence in cur callinsr.
with the effects of deeds of charity on the
benevolent heart, and of the dealings of
God to the charitable. Some death-bed tri
umphs &c. Also reflections on the disad
vantages attending the neglect of duty, with
some cases stated. Barrenness of mind,
leanness of soul, temporal embarrassments
in consequence of parsimony the influence
of example, &c.
But. use your own liberty brethren, yet,
it is much to be desired that the work, if
published, may serve to promote the cause
of piety and true Godliness. That it may
be comforting and wanning to the heart of
the saint, and awakening and instructing to
the sinner, thai future generations may be
benefited and the cause of God advanced.
Yours in love,
A Learned Mechanic. in my last
I spoke of a mechanic who is engaged
daily in his business, who surprised me
with his intelligence and learning. His
familiarity with the Bible was extraordi
nary, and would have done credit to any
public preacher of the gospel; and few
indulge in comparisons on the superior
force of the Greek and Hebrew to the
English translation, on passages comment-
bounds to the ma- verse. But there arenany violations ol ed on, with greater ease or dexterity.
tic is manly vigor and directness in uth- God, and alt that is fair and lovely in the which take place through fear, ignorance, sub:ect o the milleniam Which I found a
Vr wordi, sincerity. The readereels that universe? "Certainly we can see none., or sudden temptation. These acts have topicofmuch conversation among those
nj is aammea to tne unstuaiea coramu- 2J. Th penalty annexed to the breach less criminality in them than known, de- with whom 1 have had intercourse during
mon of an ardent, honest, aspiring heart. , , , r lt 4 J , . . ... ...ut 'u'-J mxr nresent snionrn herc-nnt' amon?
iot that tht se poems lack grace far from
Jt but there is the grace of free, natural,
t amest expressionit was not imparted ness of the offence. But what is the the light and trifling manner in which sin I at this time refer, is a number of the
On presenting the promise touching
the spread of the gospel among all nations
before the end come, as an objection to his
views, he considered that to be rapidly
going on. The Bible, he said, had been
translated already into two, hundred lan
guages, and might soon be ' translated in
to the residue; and that within twenty-
seven years there would; be the most as
tonishing developments the world ever
witnessed. On inquiring of him the ef
fect of these views on his own mind," he
informed us that it was most purifying and
delightful. It broke the charm of earth,
produced constant watchfulness, absorbed
the soul with the preciou3ness of the Re
deemer, and made death familiar end
pleasant at any time: and to be mado the
instrument of extending the knowledge of
Christ, he felt that anything could be
cheerfully endured. However you may
be disposed to dissent from some of his
views, he leaves you in no doubt of the
transcendent influence of the cross on his
own heart. The glitter of earth grows
sensibly dim, in contrast with the glory
with which his conversation invests things
unseen and eternal. His conversation
has this important effect, however you
may differ from him. You are impress
ed more deeply with the worth of the Bi
ble, of the necessity ol studying it more
closely, and you form the determination
to do so. But it is not only with the
scriptures aud the ancient languages that
he is familiar, but with the writings of the
most eminent theologians of the present
and former days. What an illustration is
here furnished of what an individual can
do, whose mind is concentrated on a par
ticular subject, and bent 'on the .improve-
ment of a few hours each day at the clos
I of labor I Probably this man's natural
capacity may not be superior to the gen
erality of his fellow-men : but by the as
siduous cultivation of it in the recess of
labor he has obtained a fair standing with
men of high intellectual attainments.
The idea that persons occupied in me
chanical labor, or labor in the field, can
not make important literary advancement,
is therefore a great mistake: and the mis
take ought to be corrected without delay.
We ought to have mechanics and farmers
filling places in our legislative bodies
with as much ability as professional men.
The genius of our government and the
nature of our free institutions demand in
telligence in the people extensively ; and
the rectification of the -miserable error,
that apprentices, and those engaged in la
bor through the day, have full right to
appropriate in idleness and follv, misscall
ed recreation, the hours between toil and
sleep, is imperiously called for. Those
especially who proless the name ol Jesus,
ougnt to leei tne auiy imperative on tnem
o make all the progress possible, at least
in divine knowledge the knowledge lur
nished in their Bibles.
The manner in which this individual
has divided his time, or the course he has
pursued, in acquiring this great amount
of knowledge, I am net able to say ; but
the way the "learned blacksmith," of
Worcester, Elisha Burritt, whose name is
well known, commenced the study of the
whilst the iron was heat
ing, to have his Latin grammar open, and
Inn eorn. carmnn nott
oiuiuu ho wuuimence seeking
their salvation. The Indian soon reinl.-i!
in the hope of divine forgiveness. The
white man remained , in deep .distress ol
mind, until, after sinking almost in despair,
he aJso, at lengthy-found peace inbeliev
ing. Some time afterwards, meeting his -red
brother; he thus addressed him i ulto-v
is it that I should be so long under con
viction, when you found comfort so soon
"P, brother," replied the Indian, "me tell
yon : there come along a rich prince, he
propose to give you'a new coat ; you look '
at your coat, and say I don't know, my
coat pretty good ; I believe it will do a
little longer. He then offer me a new
coat ; I look on my old blanket ; I say,
this gocd for j nothing ; I fling it right
away, and accept the new coat. Just so,
brother, you try to make your old right
eousness cm tor some time, you loath to
give it up ; but I poor Indian had none ;
therefore I glad at once to receive the
righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Burdens missionary Anecdotes,
bv elaborate relishing. As a record of
.trae, native, lofty impulses and noble
mouguis, mis volume win u uiyu
rank in the estimation of judicious read
ers. , ,' .
Very many ol the pieces composing it
were published by, us originally in the
threatning in case of rebellion against j3 considered and treated by the ungodly
God? It is death in which is implied They cannot deny that their dispositions
New Yorker, (signed VV
will thence be remembered by
Of these x re Elegiac Stan2is, June, J 0f forgiveness or grace. And what great
' Cegga rs, 1 837; Evening; Hymn; er nuni,hment could be oronounced a
1 uc i (iti'uvui.ti.u, vw , vi tune v
Dutch Reformed church. He holds to
the personal reign of the Saviour as does
lh nl Inn nirina favor, and all enm I nnrl n,-niiiinf nrn nntitram tn lhf law ntl t- : i r
wv . . - i wvrwuu. . . . v - i r'.ns!nn n.in is nnioininti' nnita o iiii
munion with God, and hit positive dis- God ; nor is this exactly as it should be: lation : but he differs from him materi
pleasure and that without any intimation But they dj not see (to use the language ally on .several points, and particularly as
sinfulness of lo U1f K,1- . l ,
r G A.) and lne 'enst aey'alon or the punishment of an Apostle) the exceeding
I by thousands, ever ending. For the law knows nothing sin. And this results in a gi
stead of beins in the year 1843, as M.
great measure gQ confident about, his calculations put it
from their low and dishonorable views of at least twenty-seven years farther off.
the divine character 'and law. and their 1 &e luiniment ot tna prediction or tne
i , , I i- .1 i j I. n.Ji
,v i . .ti?. .i . . t .l i - - . ' , .. .... anosue i am. in resraru 10 jrou s ancieni
need not sneak : and some others we have Sainsi an iwei oemg, inan to oe me eXaited ideas ol themselve and their Iiher-. ' nnnt n, ' ,p ,5. firs. tn hft nn,. fnP
copied from lima to time from other pub-(object, of the disgust of all holy beings, Uj and independence. But when one is They must be brought in with the fullness
hcations.- ihe lollowmg, we believe we and ot the displeasure of the infinitely brought to see that the heniousness of his of the Gentiles before the millehial glory.
blessed tnd holy God forever? If to en- sns ls to be measured by the infinite great-
bave not before published.
UOYELPISIl ARE OUtt TEARS.?
llow elfish ara our tears :
IJuie would not ba repressed when first 1 learned
Tby rtdiaut soul had to its home returned, j
Earth's pain, and toil, and fearr . v
Behind thee cast, s from its cumbrous claj
The iniril leaned Jinltlrn?T anrav ' "vt '
i r ""OJ
Was it for the. sweet friend, -
Sinless and sainted t that ray cheeks were wet,
And OT darn. riarfcfniA with njn repref. 1 '
' - o y .
A sorrow without end t '
o for i knew that tbuu hadl founj ihj rest
M hera gleam the manr mansions of tb blest!
v c. ommaA " o-"- ----- . . v - - . . - . i. . : r. .5.
Gladness wh,,ft Jr, D(ind hone Wead- arise the necessity of an infinite sacrifice, our sins, that God might be just and the luerJdl"eJs- . .. , f , m eS aa conditions in our country, by the
F"i the jreen earth, with had beauty fled- but from the infinite authority and perfec- justifier of Him that beliereth in Jesusi" rect jn regard to the beTinninn- of the;j!organization of young men's associations
According to the prophets, the Jews, he
joy the favor ot God forever, with all its neS3 and perfection of the character and law reouild the temple; and this return, from
concorauaui privileges, ueu ujuuhc uicss- oI UOd, he no longer reels nimseu at no the present aspect ol things, and the move-
ing, surely the opposite of this must bean erty to sport in doing mischief. With ments among them, he thinks is obviously
;rtfi;ta;,W Vint this would not seem .,,,1, uftm, M,ins onH nw. going orr. He refers to the wonderful
uxi.il t.w I auvu uu uuc lb uccwiu.d evi wuj . "-" I ,. . ,, j 1
just if sin were not infinitely criminal. ful concern. Sultan 01 Turkev. niacin "them on the
My next argument will be taken from Again, this view of the subject serves same footinr with his own subiects, and
that sacrifice Which was judged by an onv t0 enhance the riches of the grace of God protecting them against molestation or
niscienl God necessary to atoner 81 in pardoning sin; while it demonstrates persecution in Syria. Never since their
- . I ' . . I ilicnareinn hlrrt t hot? onmn art enn K nrt na
This is offering up unto death, onepos- the necessity of a divine mediator, and the far. ura,ersare returning
ly begotten son. FrQm whence could hath set forth to be the propiciation for the world seems directed to the land of; "lu.e .fm cultivation to all class-
catch what he could durinff the short in
tervals of suapending the hammer : after
he had finished his day s work, then to
devote himself unremittingly to his study
until bed-time, and to make the season of
sleep short. His diary has entries some
thitfsr Of this kind : Monday, 9 hours at
labor; also read 50 lines of Virgil and 20
of Greek. Tuesday, 9 hours at labor
also read 50 lines in Horace, 50 in Ho
mer, and 20 in Hebrew or Syriac," un
til at last he made himself more or less
acquainted with fifty languages. It was
well, as a distinguished foreigner has re-
iriarked, that his study was thus interrupt
ed by his daily toil. It has probably sav
ed his valuable life for many years to his
country. Had he not been, compelled,
from the poverty oi his parents, to appren
tice himself to a trade; (which he did of
his own accord, from the consideration ol
the. numerous family of his father, and an
independence of spirit,) but been able to
devote his whole time to study, he would
have made a short race of it, and the world
have been but little the better, for all his
acquirements. Hundreds of highly gifted
young men; who have fiilled the hearts of
parents and friends with the highest ex
pectations by their wonderful literary at
tainments, and have withered inconsump-
Ition in the last year of collegiate study,
ironi excessive application, miguiuuuouw
have been saved to society, had they been
required to spend half their time at the an
vil or the nloujrh.
It is matter ot high congratulation mar
GIVEN FOR THEE. -What
given for me? When 1 can
comprehend infinite holiness when I can1
realtee the natural shrinkings of such
purity from- every shade of sFn when I
can measure the distance between divinity
and humanity, and thus estimate the hu
miliation of "God mapifest in the flesh"
when I can feel the force of i& finite
wrath then, but not till then, I shall
know what was given for toe.
Eternity is too limited for that lesson.
As a God only can devise, a God only
execute, so a God only can comprehend
And this was given for thee! Oh!
dull soul, dost thou realize the gift? Dost
thou appropriate it? Dost thou feel that
it was given for thee? That the sacrifice
was as entirely for thee as if every other
created intelligence had remained in sin
less obedience, and thine hadst been the
only forfeited' soul? The body was brok
en, the blood was poured out, tor thee.
When was it given for thee? Was it
after thine earnest entreaties, made because
thou hadst contemplated the fearful abyss
on which thou wert standing; when thou
hadst beheld, and lo ! there was no man!'
and, in the perfect impotence of nothings
ness, thou hadst turned to the Almighty?
No, an unasked boon, it was given when
you were slumbering in the womb of fu
turity with the things that were yet to be!
like the unformed wave, moving forward
slowly with the mass of waters until in
its turn it raises its crested head, beats
against the shore, then with a reluctant
murmur mingles with its fellows.
Given for thee! Wondrous gift! Oh!
receive it daily, and hourly renew thine
acceptance of it ! Thy sins arc ever new;
and though that sacrifice atones for all
the past, it is still entire and perfect for
the remotest sin that shall darken thy
cominsr daysv tJhl wondrous Jove!
Surely, my soul, if thine eyes be permit
ted to behold that Lamb before the throne
" as it had been slain," when others shout,
Blessing and honor, glory and power,
be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and to the Lamb forever!" thou wilt only
whisper, "Uiven tor me!1 Epts. Kec.
A good Report from the Isle of
Shoals. The Rev. Mr. Smith, mission
ary at the Isle of Shoals, a place mostly
inhabited, by nsnermen, says that, Dur
ing the past year, we havejenjoyed a prec
ious season oi religious interest, rne
Lord has appeared for this people, and
many can sing a new song,', and declare
the praises of God in these Islands. A
few at least, have given evidence of hav
ing past from death unto life.' Five
young persons have made a public profes
sion of religion. One or two others give
some evidence of piety. I think the
Christian part of the community are evi
dently 'growing in grace, and in this;
knowledge of the Bible. The congrega
tion is much larger than formerly.
Strangers are usually present, and many
fishermen from other places. ? AH have
been very attentive, and appeared to. re
ceive' the. Word with gladness. Christian
Tha alrv wti nverr.aat.
tth clouds whose mutterinss were alone of wrath
Anl the sick sun ahone dimly o'er mj. path.- ft r
' " . ' .,'1! ' '
Vq! for the heart which I ay - ' ,
fcilloflore upoa aa earth! j shrine! ; - i
,l ltar shall be ahattered, &9 was mine,
And tha bright hope which plays 3 - ' .
-uaa ma ruins fade in cold despair, . .
lion of the divine law, and the commensur- Rom. 3: 25, 26.
i return, and he has the strongest confidence
I and lyceums, and that clerks and appren-
ring a double desolation there,.
TOO Well 1 lnv? tVA l HI " '
CallUU0latI7lhe deept tbo iltcn8eJ'
f nssion '.but thoa hast gone hence,
7 home on higli ! 1 - : ' ; v
'for taj tears are shed ' .
, 'j?ed: Thou art not deajt
. mm Mrs a a .
a thea er? hj wrk was'donc, med by gra:e:,but to shp w tho bpupess i word," by io despoiled of all bis beauty,
ate turpitude and criminality of sin ? It Who can contemplate the awful conse-1 in the speedy erection of the temple, and
was the important design of the sacriGce quencesofsin without viewing it to be w . VQe . mpie-service, wmcn
. , . . n . . . , L-,f .n will be oflered m ignorance of the Mes-
of Christ, not only to show the divine re- an infinite evil? And yet what can siahs first advent He conlendg strongy
gard to justice, but to evince his infinite sach extremely limited, sinful and, be- for lne ijtera iQterpretation of .the scrip
abhorrence of sin, and to stamp it with fcv- nio-htcd creatures know, cither of the ex- tures, though he does not entirely reject
eriaaing cedent, majesty of the great" God. or e t
J beings.. Tbusbesent his own son in the I horrid nature and eflects ol sin r "1 publication now issued monthly
likeness of sinful esh, and for sin coni some rays of light are shed upon mis aw- ior qUaTter!y from a press in Philaddlphia,
demned sin in the flesh ? pom-. 8; 3, f ful subject ' We see some of the holy called The Literalist," presents the sub
,t,,ppe,r. have beeB .he divine ane!, cf God trefored Ua.
sign to show by the mediation of Crist, ble devils, by rebelion against oou. auu eralists, he says, are greatly extending;
not only that mra is a sinner and must be man, the lord, and glory ; oi mis iu ci j maDy m the city, and elsewhere, entertain
views similar to his..
tices are found extensively engaged in fur
theriao- their prosperity. The lectures
delivered in them are frequently by men
of the first intellectual and moral standing;
and a most happy influence is felt in a
moral as well as a literary respect The
theatre and other places of dangerous
amusement hereby Jose many of their
patrons, and the republic acquires a pro?
pomonate accession to the xanus or valua
ble and substantial citizens. iV". Y. Bzp.
i An Isdian's views of the way of
Salvation. A North Araericau Indian,
and t ivViitt man. liAinor at worship togeth
er, w ere both impressed so deeply under
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION.
Messrs. Editors : V 5
I have just returned from attending the
Fifty first Anniversary of the New York
Association, held in the meeting house of
the Piscataway Baptist Church,May;25,
iib, mi. ve enjoyed a pleasant and prot-
itable meeting with this body of disciples.
and were r hospitably entertained bv the
rood brethren of the Church. -
This Association is composed of thirty-
seven churches New Jersey, seventeen ;
ixew x ont, sixteen; LiOng island, lour.
For some years past, by some it has been
deemed expedient that'a separation should
take place between the churches in New
York and those in New Jersey. At this
meeting a resolution was passea recom
mending the churches in New Jersey con
nected with this Association to meet .ior
New Brunswick on the first -Tuesday m
November next, to consider the expedien
cy of forming a he w ' association. ?lhe
strong probability ithal such an associa
tion will be formed, and called The" LEitU
Jersey Association. r There are yd the
seventeen New Jersey churches 2424
communicants. Baptized duiinz the as
sociatboal year 1 50. Baptist Record.
Cultivate your, head and your heart, as
well as your fields.
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