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VOI.l MIv.m TlIl'l.MUY KVKXINd. MAY 1, isr,, iNTMUKR kS m Qffi I Mr 'I 111" IM'TI ND II I'll I ) ' vi.k'v ihi i.mt t'.vKMvo U jirr..t.vo. i'T. it It UK VMAN. UdUm .V Publisher (.KO A TITTI.i:. l'rintir. ti,jim im:k i:ah. T I'aOIti tin! VIi .nWr V.rt i;jS li 'ii'tft.-tiii rftnrifniiiij r,.Tnrpiiw'-1 . if.i,..ifir.v.,,, ki 2Tr..i. ; er , ir ili Xt ttir;i I It.' mlfjufit r'"' ' mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm III' KAI'IIU AI. NOTH.K Ul' REV DENAJAII ROOTS. i ir-r i stiiit r titr i osi.m.r.ATios At t iivn it iv w i in ri.Aiti. 11. v llisAJAII i'liois w.n one of l! ' fif ! ii lilnl iiiiMor in i immii. A l.'l l-l.lli'"- CUIIOMIV Id lend iho-'- who ri'ioy th'1 tini:lit of the inlilulioli l.e hit ortd to '-t.itjli-.Ii, lo au'eitaiu a fur n mat h" hi hiilory and eharaeler; i.vl f toon I woitliy. n 'till higher priu n li- it ijni'i li In ehi rih hi nii'inoty Hi w.i horn in IT'.'I'i, in Wmnllmry, I ,.i,i.. (n hit eiuly life 1 CHI iti-eer-l.i.n iiiithint:. Ho wa Kliidualed hi iSi tv .Iii-iy ( 'olli-ye in lTot; llnee ti.ir ht f tie: i I'lrr r.dn.'iid came l i ! i pi li-ni-t of lhat !iiMitiltiou,uiul J i. ii' ti.n nfiir the r.'iduetion of that . i r. t- I I...: . i in. 1. 1 'it (ii niiiir. lu v. n.iiiiuci i.itii.. . afti it aid il president. And it i- ii.ieii ,'iMi to notice, ie indicating tin' wt.il. fi'i whi. 'i our eollem'. were pi ( purine toiin men in the ently hi'! lory of our country, that of hi.t cla.--maU'f, nineteen in inimlier, incite arc known to hate been miniMcr. of tl.c (lo pel. !lu studied ilitluily with Dr. liel.imt. of riiil.lt In m. J wo tears ii fief l.i ladunli lion he wns employed j libt'i'y Ctiuii. ; and was m .i'ai It in .Siut ordaimd ns iia.lof of the chilli h nnd Mii-iity tin re. Ant;. H', I7.i7. whcie hi icmaiiRil JittcM.ii ye;u. Dunn;.' the l.nl few jeitr? of hi ministry there, iiifiis wan inticli tlilliculty between him .elf and it number of hi people. The ivwii hi ilmt ilill'i.'altv. to omu extent. I.ii i.i. .. . iiiil. MinimiM be recurred ! in a a in"an. of lucrtainini; hi. doc tiin::l tb'WJ and ipialilication-. foru pas tor and leneher. In l'eb. 1770, r. cnuncil was culled i lie niuiiiiil leslr of .Mr. Hoot and Mjveral ineniber. of hi church, 'lo hear nnd their eutiuienu upon Miudry t:ci ptiuii. ,aid nicmbcrs had to make to -oine of .Mr. UootV iloeliine?, and al mi lo ime iiislniice of his conduct rel nlite tocbuitli di'ciplinei' No furnuil b:ng ? wt re made, nguin.st the pa-tor, bill tin re weie otnc nupporcil mailer. of ilifll'inicc and i;ioumlso( complaint, upon which, by mutual agreement, they rouht the opinion and adticeof a few i ti;hb.i!ing tninisler-s wilh their ilele--ate. The 'He-ull' of that couneil,and nbo 'A few brief Hem.nrk' in n-ply O ilmt ieiilt. written bv Mr. Ho'jl'i tnre publilied the tame, tear, nnd (?ite u. a plellt full view of tho 'ttl'.o of thill!; : then Viitin in the parish. As to the exception taken to .Mr. Hoot's conduct , rt-hiting to chinch discipline, ihe eoun- 1 cil found r.o cane of bluiue in the pas-, tor except in one inttance, wIhtu tliey , think he acted halily and imprudently in ilu.-olting a church meeting. A to il'ielriiial dilTerences, the point? pie-entcd by "the agrieved bruthien. lir. Kootf"ayh there were (woof ihem -Xurre fcntence. n:id pints of frnten-j its fuid to bate been taken down from hi di-cfur-ts. 'these minutes were lie miglil peinaps uisseni nuiu n.e if,. niadc, it appeared, not nlwats at the tesenlalion made of the 'siiutnl; ot an lime of bearing, but perhaps mouths af- unregonerate sinner's icsobilions and teiwurds: ami thev were inuiulv of an. purposes to mtvc and obey God; nnd cimt dale; the tcimons complait.ed of continues: 'The people of Israel were Latin" been delivered .eight, nine, and required lo enter intocovenant wilh ten vcnis before. Of the scunner s God, and piofesssed lo do so, when bo cmni.hiinrdof. some were npprotod by ' had not given them 'an heart lo per Ihc council us. cxprcssingicOHid d.ictrino c it e and eyes to see, &c. Mut it docs ihou; I. tl. .miniier of t'XIIICPS oil ttns , -.'.. i... . i... ,..,;! i,;,.. Mr. - : ..... ooiccieu io ii) inn snui.-.i. ...v.. ...... . Hoots iiiknowlcdgcd that be had used with tlicir tongue, every tunc hey pre . ..a .1.X....1...1 in his reidv. Of the fir-t tended to enter into coveiaiul when their cln, were fuch expression as the lowing: N'i man since the fall ever did """'-"""'" ' ' . - . his dulv in any one instance.' a. m die mutter of acceptance wiiu ill men iiinii "i j ' I nuietcl' cepllOIl, licar.sjtiaiu -vprn vi, i ( uo, ieu .lJnre.'cncrnii' sinner, are wholly deaf years go, aml'more. I was li.,ouis- .nul wholly blind and ate criminally to ing of being ('hints, disciple indeed, iLme for their dculne, and blindness.', from, lobn iii. SJI. And somewhere in ''T.J IlSHk toul is w hollv' the discourse, said. 'If you p.ofc. to be nnd nlio"etb.riuis-itt-';-wI,en a d.s. Christ's disciples indeed, itl.cn you Wi .. Tr.es tekdebv the pastor bet ace n know you arc but so indeed, )ou aie rX ncrationTHdVciivrr 'ion. , .guilty of lying, not .mly lo men, but to eJ' LVf.t.s.A.lii, of difference which! God.' I can hud nothing in my notes the exijmtn.tiion dovelotied betwe n Mr Roots, and ihaoaanciUevftt- follow- i"g:. V ttttif? , Mr. Roots hail tnt6lt7jlthat natural L'lmt natural raen bate God for what He I. in in mor al character.' On this the council re ... i. ...... .... i mail., that t"e . crq i human '"dure very (-'"'' i' nml SUPK lit' sill, lllll ill it 1 quite n bad m i hu.-represented . .'.- i i e.. i. i...t. inie, ilifffcninuiv. r, .... .... . V. " . . . ' Z. lllgol man ' J meni"- '' : . M , .ai i .v.. ),. ',met,mes meant . Mr l?.,,u think 'the hniKuar - &ui"-X IrtuwuM.i . k ! v''h... Kdward. where ike dined to dend, that th.-y who deny from 1 rea de nt W rd etc doclnnuf eWl(in .i,0uld lu treat- "7u J .l.Micdin heie'.lcsand excluded from the '.Uj...t. the toints of differ- Uw,n...liouocvcry i...nn ' ''- ,' quirt, .n onler to uic r mS'i' S'' ';' wont cliinlin. Tin the ' "J"" ',rr.v fM fnmlM;!n? line.' For tin fiiiipo'i-k it thorough kiiowl-1 ' edge and underbuilding of (lie divine law, not only in it general precepts, , but in nil It part nnd branches, ltiil I .... I . I 1 .1 .. 1. 1 ..... . If. 1.. .. ..I. SUCH II I.IIOW ICOLIC I ? lllMMHIIIlllun; v Mil our iitecnt tansed imperfect Mn'e. Thi want of a spiritual understanding i a nu! oral impediment In obedience, lli.it i. an ImpediuiPiit cxtiinic In thu will, i , , , . , UmsenuMitly men in their iirjctit ile- prat cd statu hat u not a natural ptiw er 1 lo Lcin (iitd s law', nod In du otcrvthin:: i tr,iUirt. in onli:r to their miIvi- j lion, Ikt.iu'"" llmr iMnliT.'lanilir.!; ki' (t, ami knitttltilgu ami not i.-iiial to tlic tliiii'.' Mr. KuuN in Ii'h roply iU'fi nU tlm Innunu lit; hal n-c.l. llv nt il 1 iiifi-t tli.it 'dotl iloo n:it rr'piirc niitiirul ini-.i-iliiiniis of imii, or lliiniM which would h impoiill" if there were lhat ii'iidiiu'us ami uiirihtni'-i of h"arl that llo'ie oicht to he and that il i.i 'a mat tt r of l: vat imporiauec to maintain and , cmleator to cunt inee tntn ot tlin- .Men are imh ed 'often jjni?iy iynoraut re perlinc icdi nnd the liiiiiyj of (Sod Hut llu n 1 eiippou the UlidlT.-lstudins of men huiu thu datl.ened. and thin iL'nofiyu'e thai i" in thein is hn.av.tc vf the li'tH'iien i' kic hearts' The du ly of et i ry one under the. perfect law i f (S'mI, he think proportioned 'to the kiintv ledge that evi-rf one might nnd would lir.te, if his heatt wit perfectly as it ouht to be.' Ai to the. want of u j-piiitual iindcrslandin, he iiippose llii- to lie 'it piiitu;il defi.et, not cxlriu-! I . .1. .... ... uc to the will : bul c.oii;i2iiux in, or a iiing from, the ctil disposition or spir it a man is of.' And to preach the doc trine maintained by thu council, that men have not thu natural power to do what (Sod rcipiires in order lotheii fal vation, he think would be Mho readiest way to blind the minds of men, that neither the justice of llie, divine law, nor tin- fjrarc of lite ;;opel, f hould eter appear to ihem in a true liht.' Another point of ilitlereucu between the council and pastor was as to the pioprictv of iinieeeuerate. perseiis en- Icrin-r into cotemmt with (iod llC 15 charged with hating called this 'lying and that of tin) worst kind, lyin;; to (Sod.' To refute thi, the council refer to Dent, xxi.x. 1'.', where the Israelites are reijnired to cuter intocovenant with (Sod, and to do it that very day, though from the rt'tiresentations of thu fourth tcie. il is evident that a crnnt part of them were iinri-generale : 'and we can- not .sUiinoe,' my they, 'that a t!od ol i truth would have commanded them to 1 lie, which a greater part of them mil t I tlo, if the iinicgencrate could not enter into covni'.ut with God without lyin We don't lind that (Sod rnpiircil of those Tsrficliles in order to their enter ing inlo covenant with him, to profess they were saints 'indeed, the spiritual children of Abrabum, neither does he now. Hut they enter into cotcnant with ( ml iu onler that thev may be tin- dor the beet adtantages fur becoming , and 1 presume he might have added, -o. To binder persons lhat are con-' the ministry anil chinches in this re ecrned for their alt ation, nnd .seriously , gion, 'were much tinder the Inflin ace of dipi.cd, and who arc willing nml tie- loose. Armininn sentiment. Some of siroti lo attend the appointed means of bis mo-t influential heiuers were deci race. from covenanting with God, and , ilrdly opncd to his oilhodo.xv. It was o naitakinc: of the. tuivileL'es and ad vantages thence arising, iJ, in genuine con-tiuclion, to shut thu kingdom of heaven ngn'u st them, as it deprive. ihem of the best advantages for main taining it.' Mr. Hoots suggests in bis jieply, that HOI appear mil uiai met i.i.i. ticu. ...... i.i .i . i. i , wit h their motitn. anti tica uuio i.i :..i :.i. i. m ' v..- dues it appear that they ought to have eoveiimued in iIhj manner they did. Mut I mcannpFo enter into thu dispulc. me iinoui.f The initiutcfcgy!itt is, thu manuscript sermon. cwnti this article of ex- i . . , : .! i-i-o ..... neiirer the inticlc than thi ; nnd what there is false, or faulty iu thi, you must extant In the preface to this sermon, of thtui will be scattered in Ihu ttild-rr-iudee.' Thu manner in which Mr R hu snvs he knows of only one scllhd ness where books aie scarce. And if nuns nwav fititn the initlti iiint here, nol'eai-Srg to inainiain what the rouncil undeTttixxl him to hold, ami what hu evidently did hold as to the inipropno ... ',;,, ,,,. rai nerxuib ,;il0 ,j,0 church seeiii"to indicate that ,, .rr,.,,l ,.f m.inir.n in . o.. ...a. , .n!iiml bim. and he own nc-onle. was againn .Vul .mi J.im it just at this time, i ..I... r.,.il...r m.nn.ilimi a"ain - . ,--.u j,v distinctly setting forth and , o pro... " ' -.""-. liiii. , e defentiing hi peculiar view. In add.- ..ought to be stated thu, ..Xnressed thu opinion , ,n,., in lWl,w. s nrcscntcsl bv the ,j , of c,uici, . at)J t!((! .iJrjcf Re- I lwW m3'Jc "I"00 il b-v Mr Hwti' ,he ennclininti i forced upon u thnt ftp- cording to lh principle. f Ortl......r n nmv uudct'tood in .Vew Hii'dand, In stands litli idnitt) hi iud-e : ns lie cei-' laud y docs in cotopie-iit nsit cticss and. cltaincss of thouhi, and commando!' I ...... . t ...I ... t II.. . . I ' i.iiill(r. VtllW till-; r.lll oaiUIV Il'IOl tin- tnmpldet referred to without tin lrflection lhat. however it may bo with ihu vn'intcd ccuntciiicttt councils, con- grcgntinual councils may err. Tlic couni'il, however, not intimate lli.it there i any nccninn for the dissolution ol the intnriil relation, hot n liotn' i. ' i-xpic.i:il that 'oiu- ami all will jttnlv the thin which tiiuki: fur tit ncu. nml mutual ulilii'ation.' Jim thW hopu uih niort1 ihrin u nominal value. ftir the ti't rrnliml. Atmut t ichtccn month. lap of lit o yran Kiinc ficliii" i janl afl;rwnnU c llml lhat the Gi'c ia-j to hawi ttrUvrt nnnint ihc people, hi; i'oh w.h I'onvi.'iiMl at Smiihiiry 'to In-ar : ciusu ihcr pallor wn ninvilliii.f to ami ilcicniiiiH' upon a romnlaint' hro'i . iircarh louder without further oniico- bv two members of the church n"ahi-t their patnr, charging him wilh the guilt of holding ai d puhlihini uudry uiKouud, dangcrou and beietieal doc- tun ami of tome instances of con- tlitet cinliarv t i the Si tinluics,' The I charge are in in sub-lance the ntn' a j those nhit'h had been tibiniltcd in the council. The con-ocimitjii, 'afar ma ' lure consideration of the ct idenecs and pleading,' do not ,-ustnin the charires t which i chile to the conduct tind cbar.tr i ti. r tif the pjisior. Kc.'pecling tins oth ! cr charges they -ay, lifter remarking ! upon each one ,-epiuatel v : 'This con-o-j cialiun is of opinion, nllhotih Jlr. II. , hath delivered iinrjuiiil iluctrinn iu hhiic iiHlauct'., yet thev ttre not of that im- porlnuce a ncccsMirily to orcaiou a i.... . I . I lunation between minister nnd oeoiih but if on both Miles a becoming piu dence, candor, and charily be exerci-ed, they may live comfortably together. It is not to be expected that all men rdiould think precisely alike, especial ly on the less es.scntial.s of religion; and pet Imp u wise and good (Sod Huli'er.i ' tin to be the ca'e, thai there may be On one. Sabbath morning we are lohl. proper occa-iou for thu cxene of tlutt when iu c n-eipienee of his known ill , uteekues, condo.-ciision and love. which ' health, he wns not expected In attend are of so much importance lo the Chiis- J meeting, as the people won: gathering liati character, and which will so large- togcthei, their pas'or lode, lip aiming ly contribute to the peace and hem. fit other, his residence wa two or three. t nf the churches. ' Tho only doctrine, miles distant. When some of the it ought lo be remarked proted lo hate . brethren expressed turpri-e. at feeing j been inculcated by tho palor, which him out that d.iy.he replied tlutt he 'dun. the coiisncintion, in their delailcd re-' not stay at home, for it was Miongly im ! view-, distinctly pronounce uu-oniid, is ; pressed upon hi mind that the Lord ( that which relates lo the propriety of would bo there.' Thou luruuhlcd Ihn't ! unregenorale peitons enteiing Info cov-1 they never heard their ptislor preach a ennnt with God. And we cannui be he lid that Sabbath ; nnd it was realised mistaken in suppoiug (hat the present prevailing Cliri-liuu sentiment will re- verse the decision of the consociation on .that point. I am happy, in this connection, to be aide lo present Ihu view of one whose circumstances have tieen the most fa- vcraiile ol any man now living, to c mic to a right understanding of this whole matter. Rev. Mr. IdcLtiiu, who is now, and has been for more than forly years pastor of thu church in Simsbury, says 'I suppose tit the limn of .Mr. Hoots' I ordination, the church and society here,' no uucoinmon Ihing for one ol them to attack .Mr. Hoots before ho left the House of (Soil. During my ministry I hate often heard him spoken of by thn-e who were acquainted with his gnneriil character. I have thu impres sion fiom all that I can learn of him, hat he v,as nn uble. faithful and sound minister of Jesu Christ." One aged man now lit ing iu Simsbury, in whose representations we arc assured the full- l ale In Rutland he acquired ihu rep el confidence may bu placed, say.-: ! illation of a strict disciplinarian in Mr. Rnols believed just as l'i . -idetit ' church matter, oflencti having been Kdwards did. . . . Opposition to given lo some by ihe excommunication his doctrine by thoe who hated (hu of a prominent member. A a preach truth was the occasion of his tlisiuis- cr he is said not to be eloquent in mansion-' tier, but t gave plain utterance lo im lie was dismissed from the Church poriant an 1 well arranged truth; and iu Simsbury the next summer after this liu spaku in earnest, meeting of consociation, nnd soon after The aged man before allutM lo, now enmc inlo crniont, Hie early set- , tiers ot itutlaud.wcre most ot ihem fiom ."simstjury and uiu neighboring towns, and tliu way wa open, therefore for him to e ungrate with some of his flock aim once more become their pa-tor. n i :.. ..i.. ! i i leii: m- n-si.-ieii m naniei nig auu ni- stitutin- what i now the AVe-t Hulland chuich, though it wa, organized near thu , nier ol the triw.i The church Mas formed Oct. 20, !77.V-.ho tir-t ( ot.gi.-gat.onal cbuicl. organircd in the county, and the second on the west side of the inountain in .he Mnte.- Ihe sermon which .Mr. Roots preached on the Decision was printed and t still Ctirigregational minister in the whole region of Kuiitry between Mn-'iirhu-, anj, ju-i eulimeuis of the Irur charac hi and Canada, anil the IIiii!mi and ter of Christ, tind awaken in I hem an Connecticut rivers. Tacre were nt lhat ' tarnest toliciiude Iu belung lo this lino. :ilnii ihtriv l5imili.. in ili. inu As nigh as can now be ascertained, he eniiam.il In ,.r..nrli fnr llv.. unit In :.r 7.: r v:; settled minister though the land us Ids compensation ; urcordiiig to the tt-rms l of its orii'inal les!nrilinn lier:.nif. nt' . - ' , V' , :' iiiii ii. .in- iiiiiu ui ins inn iiiitii inn light at the tun, He fulfilled th contract on his part, . ihougb ,ho 1,,.,-r par, of the time 1 it l.tallh via poor. It is erroneously stidcd in the history of Congregational I it rea-otnng- and appreciate its truth ; minister and churches in Rutland Co.. and in thu doing were both intere-led puUi-hcd in the quarterly Reputur, , and profiled. An outlims of this scr ibal "the settlement right cousing into , won is bete gitcn mi a fitting clo-s f his hatids iu cotisfqucncc of his imtsll- '. ihn imperfect sketch, h is entitlKl "A merit Iwcanit- property of very consldc rabV v-ulae fo his family. Ihisnate j rornt w made it i presumed, under ' lle aI'PrtUnsi'jn ih ,hl1 'mMl right' wn tin! lot of land iiKm which Mr. Hoots and family bird; nlrn.li u uc of I lie mot valuable farm in thu town. Hut nn exiimnmlinu of the toiwi rtcnnl .hn that thi In, tiyrthor wild niDlhor lot of a huiiilitil iktcs on the. oppuniic miIc 'f the Oltt'r Crrck. ami four liiimlrcil fieri ol the imWatiil laml in thn timnliip wi-rt piir'liacil liy hint Mini ilcpilnl to him, brfori" h lui'l iiiom-iI to UiiiIhikI. 'fur oiiu liiinil iimI anil iiinuiy five p minis imid in harul,' The 'nfini'tcr'i lot' mh looatcil near the norlhoa.'t roitn-r of thr ton-n, nnintig l.mi!, which till within twoniv ymri haw; hrcn tcaanleil n hawim huh' nation, and other niini-ter. tveic cm- I ployed lissome extent ; but he is up- ' i po-ed to have olllehltetl tn';-t of the I iir- when he was able, till his ilt'nth a J period of nbout fotiitceti years. A fir.sl con.iiiiUed, the church con- j -hied of only thirteen tneinhm, and for tweltu yenrs there were only fix j udditl'.-ns lo it. 'I bis cmbiacei the ' i iod of the ret nlulioiiarv war, which i . - wn not n time or pioperily lo any of otlr ehuirhe. In 1 7ii l-o, then; a powerful re tit al which brought linty-iive into the. church. The sen-on immediately pre ceding thi ret it al mut hate been a daik time to the feeble ihurc'i. Only twenty members had ever been connec ted with il. The pio.tidence of (Sod had undoubtedly removed sonic of llicra ' during the twelve preceding years ; nnd nhoiit lour yearc before, u colony bad left to establish the church in the east paiish. The number then remaining in the church must have, been tery until!, nnd the pa-lor wim in poor health, fie- rpiently unable to meet with the p-niile. by many before the tiny closed, that theLyrd had verily come amongst them. , ' hu cummenced that refreshing fiom thu presence of the I,ord which elinng ed the v. hole nspect of lli cemiiiinity, and while it added greatly lo the num ber.', gave strength and stability to thu church. Into the labor of this revival Mr. Hoots entered with nil his heart, assisted pajt of thu time by Mr. Am Mullein of 'i'hetford, and Mr. Job Swift, soon after settled in Menningion ; now known ns Dr. Muriou and Dr. Swifl. Mut he was doing his last work. Con sumption had already marked him for a victim. Slowly lie, sank donn into his rest, and tva- gathered to' his fath ers. At the head of Ihu grave where he now sleeps with the generation to whom he preached, stunds a stone, the inscription upon winch informs us that he died March If,, 1787, in ihu C2d year of his age. Fiom the little that is left of the writing of .Mr Hoots, it may be gath ered that he was a man of strong mind, clear and compreheiisit u view, and a , sound scholarship. Re received Ihe degree uf A. M. from bis Alma Mater, anil al.-o from Daiiinouth mid fiom lit ing in Minsburv, says ; 'After Mr. nooi nan ucen settled some years in isunau i, uu came on a vi-n to me scene ot int toimer laiiors, ami preaciieti irom Luke iv : 10-20. The discourse w.t very appropriate and excited much in terest.' The sermon which I have alieadt mentioned, preached at the organii tion of the church in Rutland, maj' be taken I suppose ns a spcciiii'in of his lyle. Uu spunks oil. . "fiu preface a hating hern prepared in the wiluer-m-, without the ordinary helps which ministers have; nnd he consults lo it . publication becuusu hu expects "iimnv they mat' be of service In th mind of n. church, mv end is in some tne:niiri :in werul." The sermon is certainly not ! KM ell :l OIIL- 11 We an: sfirilM ime i ei fell I ,.i M "I' !...!" .. the peopbi in yur new sellleine.nt at the west ; but J have no d mbt lhcc Mrong-inewed, strong minded men, w ho hud turned a!de for a day from ' the rupize-d lator of the field, lo estab I lith gopeijrititutions for thunselvcs ui il tlu-ir dcM-cTidatils, could follow out - description of tbevtrueChurch of Christ ' - il rttcr u. . ") also, ns living" mim are built up a spiritual h'ie, an 1 M! I'"'vMboo.3, to cMf.r up ip.ntunl ( sacriiice.. iirvepinhlu Jcu Christ." Tho aroth' here dp'oiihr I ho rlmrrh 1. My hrr likenc to Chrit, wilh rrp(j:t o internal, rpiiitual or Unim life 'lin'tiy.' in the prevum. ,,'r.-, ( Iiri-t a M'; half ,1, jut xnlim hrfoi,. pavmcnt. ken of a 'livni' .nuc. Mki'Jiil'O I , .... , , . . . . I.vc w. ,l,all lixe id.o.' " ,nl W,S,,,P,, '-?. Mv lo r tnhilil 'fiir,' ,fiom the tree plantnl hy the dlxine Soli if, iliinthle. not eaily niovcil, husbandman, and riliticn rriiturii' So thr Churrh of (.'hril Wtinii'. thro' I it lTn "row inc. and what do we eory ne, nun iimiiu i verianti moiin n i verla.i.n-1110.1.1. w;.hhmclf'.W lain- V. I. If I ....I..II I. till III l? llll I l ....... ' I'fr if rilllllll rt.11,.1 To form a hoiie, ftuiic mu.t he ct.m parted tor-ihiM-i m the lit iui ittnne w hie'i enmpo-e the pirit;ial huihliu, llie D'liled aiuoiiil thelllMdi e, c.'ili cut - ed togf ihur iu love ; nnd the union in iudi'oluhle. 1. My her divine constitution -'-In holy pnti'h't'til " The church offer up herself as a living aciilii'e holy nnd acceptable to (Sod, through Jesll (,'lirist, ti. My her exercises 'to tiller v sorn''Vrt.' Which she doe in ccu'cipience of her ditiuu constitution ii:in holy priest hood. I). M) the quality of these snctifice 'splrltmil nml inly,' '1 hey do not eon-i-l in modf and forms, and bodilv excrei-e merely : but me sticb teligioils duties nnd ex ercises ns are performed uiulci the special influences of the Holy Spiiil. 7. My thu ncceptnnre of her SiiCli flee 'iitrrjittihlr In Got!.' My lliis.ihe lit ing members of CbrNi's Church arc distinguished from all oth ers. H. My who-e merits these sacrifices are acceptable lo God vi ,tbe merits of Chri! 'acceptable tu Goil by ,esut ( 'lirht: Excellent n the ('lunch i, iltul high in God s i account, her sen ices art: uc ceptnbh'. not on account of her into merits or excellency, hut she i acquit ted from guilt by ihu viilui; .f his u lonement, made holy by the sauetifica tion of his spiril, and thus ' made ac cepted in the Meloved." iiiproicinciit. 1. Krom this tleerip lion il is easy to perceive thai no unre newed, unbelieving pel son belongs to the true church of Christ. 'J. Is the trtieChui ch so high in God's account; wu lieuct; h in n how tleiii she should be to us how high in our es teem. It. Is the Church fo dear to (Sod ; hence see how dangerous it i to injure this spouse of Christ, though iu but one of her members. I. Do noun lieloti" lo the true church of Chri-I besides those whom tho set ip- lures cull "living stones," compacted inlo one building, and cemented logclh - ' er by ditine love; then it is glaringly evident thai out uf this Church theru is no salvation. ( None but lit ing branches are united t to Ihu vine, so ns lo tleiive any sap or nourishment from it. They who bate a superficial and seeming union, only. will be pi unci! oil', and cast into the file. Asa fuilhi.r ilnprot etneiit, let the ' liuiiitrv ti, lii-ntn 1 el In. i mi iln ll-nli ( be our.' to tins V llg Church of Cblist ' 7 a ............. or IIOl. Do you perceive nny signs of life m yourself? Do joii luealhe spiriiuallv r Have you tin: l'iui of llie Spirit !' Do yon hunger and thirst after righteous - ues? Do your souls punt after iod. j and are your meditation of hiru sweet 1 in thu night watches'; Has Chri-t b - eoiuu very piecious lo you, jour joy. your trust, the foundation of your Inq e? Is sin your luinlen, jour grief and your abhorrence? If so, this ili-cousu ad ministers to ton sweet consolalio'l. Thu seimon concluded with u strong and earnest appeal lo the impenitent I" come lo Chri-i, he united to him by faith, nnd thus become incorporated in lo thi spiritual building. A. W. Jn n rmir ii in lliii wi nl, ).r int ' Sine (lis rnmi'.r1iri i f my nrin-.n I lili- lern It irmislate 1 -Jlveiy' in lono nllter Jlililrs ttitt a I lute nut l In iiripnil I lie', i."i n II in ll... ftartil, Uj whirli I mi;-lii il,'lsrmiite t. Incti i li t' r.'lili.l, thru f'-ro I l,j Ii I il slauil i, it II vuneil. Kor the llrrnhf. DLTIKS TO TDK MOOR The pulpit and the press, are con stantly presenting to us abstractions ; and men n ail, nml listen, and continiit- to purue the same stlli-h course, of t-xeme as to duty. Kt crything i vague atul imlefinite. We aru called upon to ilo for the pO'ir; but what shall we tlo? The I ah who are much blamed, aru as much perplexed as any, and they art piobdbly no moic stllith than lhoc who are only prevented from thu iiune foudui's for display by lack of means. Moth Seem equally neglectful of the mission ot love, iog-tiing tvtiat was taught by him who never vva., in errot in principle, " That it is more MciK-d lo give than receive." "What a glorio'js dvc'.riut is univer sal biotlit-rhojil, " cries thu unni of wealth who has jusl turned n poor fam ily out of dfiors, that could not py an advance rtnt. " How humlding are Christinti I 'ctrinei," exclaimed a well dressed profefior, as he knelt beside the thread-bare worshipper, whom he will pat !o-;norroi. with evident can tempt. "Wh:t a dhin; tellgion it ourf," lo (Jod hy .li'u:whipcr. the ri'llui'tl and Iusumum lady n hr prmiti tho wraty, lialf rind iMtutrr' In it In hrr prtvener li-nr Inj hrr hard oarnrd, and half charotl ilciiialul oruliniii'd, nnd mluoed one ,. I,,.,,,!, the hadow of it hrniichc I , hiilir rivaling in mRI,ir,ee,,cc M. , hotui'dnn mo'qees ; dwelling! exceeding i t splcndi'r the palace of foi mcr du t I the arts standing out in fair proportions ; chniitablc iutiluliou ; pilImil(no.V monuments, Airc., nnd nmidt nil Ihi profession, luxury, reliueiucnt, charily, nnd betiftelence, utiry eighteenth pel. son, it i aid. i tlcsiiiuie of thu means of support, and who may truly say : 'Theiu i no place fur mo on thi eat lb." Now is there no one for tho sake of AiillVriug mid bleeding humanity, lo suggest and put forth some remedy for this increasing ctil. Nothing, pcrhap. can be done until thefe iiic onie hounds to our eMiatngance of tlre.ss and modes of living. If our expenditure increase in cx nct i alio with our increned income, what becomes of our chat ity fund, the liouii convenient mid comfortable, is found to he inelegant and mint be ex changed for one suited lo our enlarged means. Furniture and tlie-s mint uc cord, and fashion is become n common divinity. This course not only deprives us of the means of assisting othci, hut is selling I lie in a most injurious exam- . I ,. c , i .1 pie. How many foigenes ha the sp.r- It of competition been the cuue ; bow many murders committed, how ninth iutuinpeijince, when iiiisueccs.ful at tempts have been made ii.t well as oili er. Away then with selfish abstraction, and every neigborhootl retiewed. ihu tic.-titute sougiii out ami relieved, as circumstances appear to demand. If employment be lacking, let it be pro vided, mi with oilier souices, that pre- edit. jet-cry town snoiiui nave u well or- .r.tiilv.,.1 c..,.l..l,. ..ml l. ...... i I .. I.I .. ..... ' - I -on nppoinled n. every M-lnml disliicl, j whose duty it shall be to look into the situation of the poor, anil icport lo tho society their seveial ciicunisianres, tV.c. Iv C. Cmtlrton, April, 18.1(1. J)i:ACON hSMITir.S MULL, or. miici: i is'k t.v.s thmit im.aci:. Mike Kink, a notorious Muckeve ""', c,iueiiioa..y mm me ..!.. t..i...l 1 1..., I lit.. ivii .iiuii i'.i.j. iiinrvwi, .IHU Ills Mpml in till thing" appertaining to f human prowe. It wns cvjn s-aid ' that the iiiiiiniiU in his rieighhorliond i knew the crack of his lille.iiiid would i;u;c to ttieir fccrct Hiding places on the f'nvt intimation that Mike :a a lout, Yet strange, though true, lie mi? but little known beyond his im mudiilc ".settlement." When wv knew him, lm wns an old man--thu blasts of H.-veiity wi'iter. hatl silvered o'er his head and taken llie elasticity from hi limbs, yet in the whole of his life was Mike never .1 i i worsted, except once onono occasion. I o use Ins own laiigungc, he never 'gin iu, used up, to anything thnt travelled on two leg cr four, hut once. "That 0ice, tto want," said Mill Slasher, as fouio dozen of us sat in the bar room oftlio old tavern in the settlement. "(nn it to ii?, now, Mike you ve promised long enough, and you're old now, ami needn't care," continued Hill. Mike, . Ill "Hi;d.t, light: Hill." said but we'll oiicii with a lickvr all ! round, fuTt, it'll kind o' save mv feel-1 in'.s 1 reckon " "Thar that's good Hotter than tothcr barrel if anything." 'Weil boys'," commenced Mike, ''you nny t:i!k of your scrimmage", t'g'it plav'.s and hich like, nml nub trnct 'cm a'.togethor in emu almighty big 'un, and they hain't no twie to be connaicd to the' one I war in, than a dead kitten to an old hhu bur ! Iv'c foutall kinds o' varmints, fiom an In gnu down to a rattlesnake, ami never willing to quit fust, hit this, one and 'tas with a bull." "Von see bovs, it wa nuful hot day l'i August, and i war nigh Mili um' off into pure He. when 1 war thiukiu' tint a dip in the creek mout avo tne. Well thar was a mighty nice place in old Deacon Sirith'a rnedder for that jarticular hi.7.ines So I went doirn among the bimhei to mums, jjist uiuitei me on rcu shir, over my head, ami war thmkin ho'.v scrumptious a ftller of my si ' would feci nnll-rin' rviml in that !r wt t'r, and .i jet lont going int when I need the ol I Dr.icon'i Hull maUu' n H lint' to wli.ir 1 stood. "I knotted tin' old cum, for lie'n ' sknrM ttuti'o ct than Ml the par fii oflhp frttlemcnt, nml cum mtli ' ty tiror killing a fotr. Think I, Miko 1 y u'ro in tatlivr n tiultt pl.ico -ro to tr lixin oir rr he'll 1m i rlrirm thorn w' hotiH o Ii'm in vcr howels More that tune. Well, you'll Imvc to' "i; M v,..umt nuked, f reckon. c nun war on ono sntc o uo ,ii ., .... creek .mil I on t!ig oilier, nml tho way he made the silo fly Tor a' while-, n if he war n digging my grave, war tlistrcfing. Coino on yo hollcriti' old lifathcii, stud I, and don't he n standing thar; for, n the old Deacon n.iy.s of llin devil, ''ycr tifd comely to Kink up on." This kind of retched Ins umlcrstnn din,' ntul nindi' him inoro wfcliCT: f for ho hooli'd n little like, nnd inadti a i!tivo. And n I don't like to Htnntl in an n body's: way, 1 gin him plerrt tea loom. So he kind of p.vsscd by" inc and come out on the nido ; and at the captain of the .Mud S-tvauip Rnn gets treitl 1 say, "Iwit fngo for anoth er charge." "Thougli I war ready for him tin. time, he come mighty nigh running, foal of me. So I made up my nimil thu next time, hu Went out he wofild'nt he alone. So when ho prosed, t grappled his i tail, and ho pulled inn out on the silc, and a soon as tve wnr both a' top of the hank, old hrindlo stopped, and war about cummin' ronntl iig'tt when 1 began ullin tlw otlir wnr. "Well, I icckou tlii kind o' nlnl him, for he fust stun! stock still and tool.'efl fit Inn i di.i.ll b.ut lt... ' u v "1 ie kllt;u Willie- ln,.i.,.,1 mu !,. , , I ,-.11 X t i -- i - n ftf"" way he inn du In. his hind gearin play in tho air war beautiful. "Mut it warn't no mo, ho eotrhln't tech inc, ho hu kind o' Btoppcil ttr fot wind for suthin ilcyiliali, ns I judged by tho way he started. Hy this timo I li!il fii.'iilit ut mi' tttttnl t !U .w j j, tail lis lonS mlt stnuk to his hack ' lune .'. f didn't like' to fiotFor for iielt nuther, kasc it war ngin my princt- uc, nun the deacon had prencMirtg ub lis house, and it tinu't fur off nnthon "1 knoweil if he hern tho noMc,thi hull cingregation wouhl coino dwtn and in I warn't n mnrii ui nintl, anil hail a kind o' linnkuriii' ni ter it gal that war tlinr. I didn't feel as if f would like to ho seed in that ar dicnincnt. pro- "So fays I yer old sarpont, do yer cii.sedo.st. And so In did ; f0r ho drug mo over every hrinr nml 'tifffii iu the field, initil I war sweatin' rtfnl blcodiii' like a fat hear with n pack o' hounds nt hi. heels. And my imtnd ain't Miko Fink, :f thu tAA critter's tail and I didn't hlo-iv otft gornetimc at n dead level with thu back. "So you may kalkehifc good time. Diundiy he hits pace, nnd then I had I spell, for I jist dripped Tunnint vru mini ii nlackenod litrr for it behind i stump and that snubbed tho critter. -New, say I, yon may pull up this white oik btuuip break yur tail or jest hold on a hit till I blow. "Well, while I war settin' thnr, an idea .-truck me thnt I If.id fettcr l a gettiu' out o' this eomu way. Rut how exactly wvs thu pint. If I fut go am! run he'd hu foul of mo auro. "Ho lookiu ut the matter in all iin bearings, I cum to the conclusion that I'd butter let somebody know whar I wat .So I gin a tpll louder than locomotive whistle, and it warrt long aforo I seed the Deacon's two dogn a commin down like a if thoy war ncein which coold get tliar fust. 'I k iot 'd who they war arter .1 . I 1 " .1 I .. ' 4 nicy tijinu me nun ogiti me, l wnr ratlin, for they wuru orl'ul wenemouj I ami had a spite agin me. I "So says I, old brindle, n ridin- s !i eli, it as ciieap ns wnlkin, o i th's routf, if yi, i'vc no obrctiotr, I'll iit take a t i . J ueci: r nssitge on that arirttCK yourir So 1 wan't very long getting si-trido of him, then if you'd liu thar, you'd have fworn thar warn't nothin hutnati in that nr mix, the eile flew sovrfolly as the critter and I rolled round the field one d ig on one nido nod one on the other--try i tig to clinch my feet. ' ! p.'ny'd and cnw.'d nnd cims'd and jmiy'd, until I couldn't toll which 1 did at lat and neither warn't of no ufe, they war orfully mixed up. "Well, I reckon I rid about ati hinr tVn way, when old brindlei thought it war time Wifip v take in a supply of wind airl ci uffa little, So when e got round to a treo that atojd thar, he naturally halted. "Sos-ayg J, old boy, you'll mt pahscuger itaruin. ho 1 jiut etmu upon a branch, knlkeltrtrrt to roost thar till I Ht:trrcd, tifore I'd be r . round hi that ar way'uny longer. ; "I warn miktti Iracka for the toy j of the tree, when I heard tnthin a ' mikin anoilul huwmoier huad.