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Young Men's Missionary Society.
passing the city six days, once each day, with- en youth. Indeed, turn our attention to out all this routine of ceremony? But it is what part of the country we may, we behold not necessary for us to multiply examples of some exertions making by young men. this kind. The word of God abounds with But they have other examples equally imsuch; and we presume none are disposed to posing. The young Ladies in every part of contend that men are not used as instruments the country, bave connected themselves with to accomplish His purposes. If this be admit- some benevolent institution calculated to ted, the duty of each individual professor of promote the welfare of mankind. The other religion should be humbly to inquire~"Lord sex assert, that they possess more magnanimwhat wilt thou have me to do."
ity than their fair rivals. But, how do they Before we draw our conclusion, let us ask,|| make good their pretensions to this trait of what has been accomplished by sending the character? We know not. We are not disposgospel to the heathen?-Were we in posses. ||ed to give credence to the assertions of those sion of all the facts developing the good || who are merely hearers, or rather, braggers which has accrued from Missionary labors, | about their good dispositions, when they do they could not in the narrow limits of our
not rerify these boastings by a performance sheet, be even briefly laid before you. But, of them. Because we see a person at church who could procure this information? Who | paying a decent allention to the preaching could tell what benefits have flowed from the of the Law, we do not infer that he is a doer of efforts of missionaries? Those celestial bodies the Law, merely from the circumstance of who surround the throne of Gods-who re- his hearing it. Neither can we he convincjnice over the sinner that is convertedl
, mighted that a person is sincere who says he has a have some just conception of the eternal ben efits which have, and continue to accrue from great deal of sympathetic feelings for the
heathen, and who has never bestowed on the labors of God's people. We cannot even
them any assistance. What would you think, guess at them; but let the history of many
were a person to come and tell you-"I have virtuous and pious heathen converts testify to
just seen a man fastened in a deep gutter,
and he could not extricate hiraself. He is The many institutions of this kind should there yet, and I doubt not but he will perish, excite a holy rivalship in the heart of every l if he is not assisted;” if you were told that he christian. In the primitive age of the church, bad not made one effort to help him out? Just converts to the gospel “sold their posses.
as absurd are the proceedings of those, who sions," and appropriated all their value to the
tell you that the heathen are in a benighted good of the church. It is not required of you to dispose of your po: sessions for the spread and darkened state, and never show a dispo.
sition to relieve them. of the gospel;--a small sittance only asked, not even as much as would purchase the tip. aid in the promotion of a cause so necessary
These remarks are made from a desire to ler's gorg for one week!
to the conversion of the heathen. We hope In New-York, the “Methodist Missionary Society of Young men,' ,'*ias afforded great as.
measures will soon be taken to have a society
organized, sufficiently large and respectable sistance to the cause of missions,
lo do honor to our place. In Philadelphia, a society has been established, entitled the “Young Men's Domestic
For the Miscellany. Missionary Society," wi ich send or intend sending persons qualified, 10 the suburbs of Messrs. EDITORS-It has often that city, to teach and instruct the indigent been said, that a “Young Man's Mis
sionary Society” could be establishIn Charleston, S. C., a soeiets of younged in this borough, embracing all demen has long existed, the object of which is, to nominations. But I have often had my aid in spreading the gospel. In the same city | doubts, whether or not, this could be several of the Sabbath Schools, rai-e a fund effected. I shall communicate a coneach, sufficient to educate one or more heath-|| versation which took place when it was
UNITED AND FOREIGN MISSIONARY SO
first suggested to me. When I was peculiar sphere than christians are? about to point out the difficulties of Did not christians in the primitive establishing one, I observed that it ages of the church sell their poswould be a very arduous undertaking. sessions for the purpose of contribut“Why?” asked a friend. "Because,"ling all they had to the benefit of reanswered I, “our young men, are in a ligion? and, think you that the manner deaf to the subject; and care christians who profess to be guided by not for the wants of the heathen.- the same spirit, will not contribute They would rather appropriate their the trifling sum per annum of 50 cents? loose cash in the purchase of some Oh! nonsense. I cannot think it." luxury." “Uncharitable,” said my I was exceedingly well pleased to friend. “Not have a concern for the find, that he had so good an opinion conversion of the heathen, when so of the young men, and I hope they will many of themselves, have been lately || not deceive him, if he should be disbrought it is hoped, from principles of posed to make the trial. I shall not heathenism and slavery? Do not, I be backward in casting in my mite. pray you, insult the sympathies of so I wish you would introduce the submany professed followers of Christ.” |ject, Messrs. Editors, in a more forci“Friend,” said I, "did you ever hear ble manner, to the people. Perhaps the story of a lady, who, on return something may be done. ing from a ride one very cold day,
Yours, &c. G. seen a poor man at her gate, and froin her own feelings was led to conclude he must be very cold? 'Bring in the poor man to the fire,' was her command to a servant, as she repaired to The last Register contains the her warm stove room. But, after
Journal of Union, for Jan. and Feb. her benumbed limbs had returned to their wonted feelings, one of her ser- | 1823; Great Osage Mission for Dec. vants came and told her, that the 1822, and Jan. 1823; and the Seneca poor man wanted some charity.-- Journal for March and April, 1823; *Send him away,' she replied; the which were noticed some time since, day has become quite agreeable.'”. “" " “Shame, shame!" cried he, “do you as being received by the board. compare a carnal woman to the sanc- The Missionaries at Union statified believer in the doctrines of the tion, have not had as prosperous apgospel of Christ? Shame.” “I confess sir,” said I “it is a lamentable pearances of success, as heretofore. comparison. But have you ever made Occasional withdrawments from the a trial of their sympathies? If you school has taken place, which humbles have not, do." "I shall be the first them very much. The Journal for in the attempt,” said he; “Because I cannot believe any one would refuse
Friday Jan. 10, mentions the conto contribute the trifling sum of 50 or
tinued sickness of Mr. Alsoff the 75 cents per annum to such a divine- millwright; and for Jan. 18, sister ly featured institution. “Look,” he Vaill's confinement with the pleucontinued, "at our young men whorisy. Notwithstanding all these discare not for these things? They can spend three or four dollars in one day, advantages, they, with the true spirit gossipping with their foolish compan- of christian resignation, say, like ions;--are they more generous in their || Paul, “when we are weak then are
United Foreign Missionary Society.
we strong." They have, notwith - || for conference and prayer. One of standing these apparent frownings of our hired men has, for several days their master, many precious tokens of past been under serious concern resacceptance and of favor. Clamore, others are pious, and attend prayers
pecting the state of his son). Two one of the Chiefs, who has ever been every evening with the hired men at favorable to them, consults them on their room. all occasions of importance; which is a
Sabbath, Dec. 8.—This morning we
were agreeably surprised with the sure indication of his conviction, that
voice of one
of our hired men in our they are superior to him in knowledge. | family prayers, and in the evening the This chief, on the 14th of Jan. made satisfaction was increased, when ana request, that the missionaries would | other, in the state of whose mind we
have felt lively interest, consented to attend à council of the Indians; the
for the first time in so large a object of which was, to concert meas-|| company. Besides the improvement ures for having a murderer brought to and establishment of the individuals justice. Accordingly Messrs. Pixley
themselves, we consider these events
as interesting, on account of their and Vaill, accompanied by the inter- | probable influence on the sentiments preter, went to the village, and done and conduct of the hired men at this as they were requested. The inter-place. est which Clamore takes in the mis- Corn Ground for the Indians.
The first corn for an Osage was sionary cause, keeps alive, we are dis
ground at our mill to-day: Soon may posed to think, a still more brilliant this important engine of civilized man prospect, than would be, under a re- be the means of relieving the Osage version of his sentiments. On the females from the fatigueing task of 14th of Feb. he committed to their
making their corn soft by means of
manual labor. That it will greatly care his adopted son. “He is about || promote their civilization we have 14 years of age, has a good degree of great reason to hope. In his astonboldness and appears much at home.
ishment at the form and the rapid moWe would give thanks to God for the nounced it Woh-cur-do-ka, supernat
tion of the machinery, an Indian probrightening prospects," says the jour-ural or divine. 'On being informed nal. Towards the close of the Journal of this instance of extravagance, one notice of the recovery of the sick in the of our elder Osage boys, with a cor
rectness of thought remarkable in a family is given.
heathen youth, observed, that Mr. Austin made the mill, and the water
turned it, therefore it is not divine. As the prospects of this mission are
Monday Dec. 23.-Several Osage brighter than that of the Union, and
women brought corn to our mill, to as the journal mentions many things the amount of ten or twelve bushels. indicative of a special favor from God, The pond is well supplied with water, we shall present the substance of sev-isfaction. The grist mill will grind
and the mills perform to our full sateral items in the Journal.
hour. Sabbath Dec. 1.-Attended divine Tuesday, Dec. 31.-Heard from Br. service as usual. In the evening met | Montgomery. He had arrived at the In
GREAT OSAGE MISSION.
Maine Mis. Soc.Revival in Athens.
dian encampment. Hestates that one Rev. Mr. Cogswell, of Saco. A vote of the chiefs (Billa Ossean) is desirous of thanks to those Societies & individto have a school established at his vil- uals who have contributed to its funds, lage. He promises one child, and was moved by D. Campbell, Esq., his influence among his people in our Treasurer, seconded by Rev. Mr. behalf. He says if we come to his Chapin, and passed unanimously. village, we shall not want for chil-The gentlemen severally favored the dren.
Society with appropriate addresses. Communion Sabbath.
Another public meeting was held Sabbath, Jan. 5.—Enjoyed another journals were read, and applications
in the afternoon, when missionary opportunity of coming around the ta- || for aid in behalf of destitute places. ble of our Lord. We trust it was a In the evening a sermon was preachrefreshing season. Four of our la
ed by the Rev. Mr. Loomis, of Banborers, and Captain Dunlap, the U. States' blacksmith among the Osages, || done what she could."
gor, from Mark xiv. 8. "She hath
A collection requested occasional communion.Sister Belcher not being able to at-|| and a gold ring. The next meeting
was taken up, amounting to $201,65, tend at the organization of the church, will be held at Bangor. requested to be admitted to-dayThis request was readily granted.
The report of the trustees states,
that 30 missionaries have been emLabor performed by the female School. ployed in the course of the year,
Tuesday, Jan. 21.-Sister Etris re- whose labors together amount to about ported the work done by her girls 300 weeks. Supplies to a greater or
| since Oct. 22, viz. Sally Dodge, 8 yards || less degree have been afforded to eveof seams, and 21 days in the kitchen.lry county in the State-Those places Susan Larawe, 63 yards do. and 3|| have been especially aided where a days in the kitchen. Eunice Pike, 48 settle...ent of the gospel ministry yards do. and 7 days in the kitchen. might be effected, and where there Maria Seward, 38 yards do. and 7 was an unusual attention to religion. days in the kitchen. Mary Williams No extensive revivals have been wit28 yards do. and 2 days in the kitch- nessed in the sphere of missionary laen. Jane Rennick, 24 yards do. and bors—but much good has been done1 day in the kitchen. Rebecca Wil-weak churches have been strengthenliams, 18 yards do. Mary Ludlow, 15 ed, and the famishing have been fed. yards do:
An unusual attention to the means of religion has been excited-and in
many places, some sprinklings of diThe Boston Recorder, of July 5, gives an vine grace has been felt, and
recog. epitome of the proceedings that took place, nised as the prelude of an "abundance at an annual meeting of the above society
of rain." which was held in Portland on Wednesday This Society has existed 16 years the 25th ult. We make some extracts from and had no means of usefulness, the Recorder.
except what the Lord sent, “day by It was well attended by the mem - day.” It has accomplished much, bers from various parts of the State. and will accomplish yet more for the The Report of the Trustees was read || destitute Sections in Maine. by the Rev. Mr. Gillet, Correspond ing Secretary. A motion for its ac
REVIVAL AT ATHENS, PA. ceptance was made by the Rev. Mr. In No. 15 of the last volume, we publishe: Tappan, of Augusta, and seconded by a letter from a person in Alhens, to a tiimid
MAINE MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
Embarkation of the Missionaries for Burmah. in this place, giving an account of a revival || converts are men of the highest standwhich had, a short time previous to the date ing and influence in society; and these of the letter, begun. The Pittsburg Recoro were indefatigably zealous in helpder of July 17, contained the letter that fol. ing forward the good work from the lows, which shews that the work has not yet moment they were brought to expericeased; and we hope it may not eease, till ev. ence the power of divine grace upon ery unregenerate soul in the place be conver-their own hearts. The character of
the work has been in almost every inExtract of a Letter from Rev. James Wil | stance, very deep conviction of sin, liamson, of Athens, Pa. to Rev. Andrew O: distress of soul on account of guilt,
Patterson. of Mount Pleasant, Pa. dated rather than dread of future punishMay 12, 1823. “Till lately, I scarcely could allow the body could not have supported it.
ment; and had this continued long; myself to speak decidedly to my When the distress of the subjects has friends at a distance, respecting the attention in this place to religious
been so pungent, they were usually things.
We can now say, we have brought tlie sooner to cast themselves truly had in this congregation "a re- number hopefully converted since
on the mercy of God in Christ. The freshing from the
of the Lord." About the time I received
the commencement of the work is,
we think, about fifty. There are still your letter, (dated Feb. 7,) a few members in our little church began to
many more under
very see the necessity of awakening from
cises of mind, who as yet entertain no hope of life.
There is not so their slumbers of being more active
much feeling or engagedness at presin the cause of their blessed Master. From that time there appeared some trust the Lord has not withdrawn his
ent as was a few weeks since; but, we anxiety among sinners." The breth
Holy Spirit from us. We have rearen visited from house to house. Ma
son to say, "The Lord hath done great gation, were found inquiring after things for us, whereof we are glad.
We have cause to rejoice, but to rethose things which make for their everlasting peace. Our religious meet- who of all those, who have been reli
; ings now became more frequent, giously impressed, will prove faithful crowded, and solemn.. At the very unto death-There are many favoracommencement of the work, it was | ble appearances of revivals in two or manifested to be of God, as some of the most hopeless persons, to human We have been praying that the Lord
three neighboring congregations.appearance, were among the first sub
would extend his work." jects. Some who had kept at a distance from the means of grace, and
We noticed, last week, the departure of opposed with ridicule every thing the missionaries destined for the Burmah, like religion were brought to beg for empire. The follwing article was then in mercy; and, thro’ sovereign grace, as
type, but unavoidably deferred till now. we trust have found peace with God. For several weeks, secular business
On the subject of their departure the Chriswas almost wholly laid aside. Dur-tian Watchman observes: ing about two months we had meet- “It was expected the ship would have ings regularly every morning and sailed on Sabbath morning; and many evening, in the village, besides the repaired to the wharf for the purpose many meetings for prayer and preach- of witnessing the departure of our ing the word in other parts of the missionary friends; but the state of congregation. Several of the new the wind prevented it, and rendered