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and where there is no vision the people perish. I prince and prevail with God ? Has onr personal Therefore is it at sach a meeting as this our liberality been in accordance with the claims of thoughts and our inquiries are naturally directed the great object that we contemplate in the Misto the religious faith of our native country: sionary field? Are we spending and being spent When our survey is pursued over this favoured on the great cause of our common Christianity? Jand, are we not constrained to admit that the The proper point to which this meeting should scenes which pass before us are those of spiritual be brought is prospective. What shall we now destitution and distress? I would ask, what is do for our native laud? One thing we can do the religions condition of the masses who in. -give to this subject more serious thought and habit our cities and great provincial towns. I more solemn reflection than we have hitherto heard with great delight the witness borne from done. Let us consider how far the question of one of the most populous districts of the land, our personal and active interests in the Home that an odious system of infidelity was on the Missionary cause is connected with the evidence decline. I yet fear infidelity will prove the of our personal piety and the faithfulness of our hydra-headed monster that, when one head is attachment to Jesus Christ. Then, when we severed by the sword, another will take its are brought to comprehend that the Missionary reom; for, under my own observation, looking spirit is not an accessary to the Gospel, is not abroad, past the narrow confines of my own ac the mere adornment of the Christian character, quaintance, in the great population of onr cities --that the Missionary spirit and Christianity, and towns, 1 discover social evils in full-blown rightly understood, are one and the same thing, enormity, invading the peace and security of -how can we be found otherwise than as refamilies, destroying all domestic ties. Looking deeming the time? I look around the platform abroad, I observe the avowed act of irreligion, and gaze upon this assembly; brethren and by which I intend the entire absence of the Christian friends, it is the afternoun of life with very name and semblance of the fear of God, many of us, when the most unreflecting labourers declared and avowed impiety, andisguised | are casting glances at the declining sun. The atheism. When we turn our attention to the largest portion of the day's work remains incomspiritual state of our rural districts, there may plete in comparison with what they have done be some sensation of relief; when, bowever, whilst we are dallying with the fresh bours of we pass from the high fever of fierce passion so the morning as thongh they were endless. Ay, rife in crowded cities, spiritual evil is presented "the night cometh when no man can work," and before us in a more melancholy form. In the the lengthened shadows which coming events rural districts of our land we are brought into cast on the sunset of life are the heralds of contact with the immobility of ignorance and that universal shade which will soon envelope superstition. The spiritual evil there presents all. itself, nut in the active, but the passive form, The resolution was then put and carried. and I call upon those who, with myself, have The Rev. J. BROWN rose to move the second daily intercourse in that class of society, to resolution : testify, with me, that the agricultural mind is,

" That while this meeting is thankful for the generally speaking, whether by the hopes or

amount of agency employed by the Society, and for fears of ignorance, impassive. They trust, as the measure of success which has attended its opera. they are taught to do, for regeneration and re tions, it is strongly of opinion that the state of the mission of sins, in the performance of an unin- country requires that the operations of the institutelligible ceremonial. Their religion consists tion should be graetly extended, both in the agriin a cherished reverence for forms and services,

cultural and manufacturing districts." consecrated places, and the functions of the There is, perhaps, no feeling more congenial priesthood. Of the way of reconciliation pro- to the Christian heart than gratitude and thanks. pagated in the Gospel they are densely ignorant. giving. It is, I think, a topic of gratitude, it is, They have a name to live, and they are dead. and it ought to be, a time of thanksgiving and What has been done for our native land ? I re- praise, that in the past year this Society has joice that I can appeal to the Report. That been enabled to sustain ninety agents; that the Report goes to this extent, -that nearly 100 labours of these agents have been extended agents of your Society are filling up stations of over 223 stations; that by the miuistration of usefulness, and in subordinate stations the these agents 500 human souls have been added amount is more than 300; that 1000 Sabbath to the namber of the professed followers of school teachers are instructing nearly 8000 Jesus Christ ; that there are somewhere bechildren in the elementary truths of the Scrip- tween 7000 and 8000 children under Sabbathtures; that 500 converts, during the past year, school instruction, with upwards of 1000 have been added to the number of the faithlul. teachers. Regarding this latter sphere of operI mention these things, not as a ground of pre- ation simply, it is utterly impossible for us to mature triumph, but only so far as this is, that form anything like an adequate idea of the we have no longer to do with speculation, but amount of good which may thus be accomwith facts,-no longer to do with experiment, plished. The numbers to which I have just rebat with proof; and if we are now wanting in lerred are speedily uttered; it requires no faith and energy and action, where shall we be minute analysis to grasp the ainoant; but it does when He cometh to find faith upon the earth ? require what no one in this assembly can give What have we done personally for Christianity? man amount of power which no one here pos. Our accountability is great; we have received sesses -- to estimate the length of time, the extent grace that we may dispense it. Has our con of country, the duration to which these benefits versation been seasoned with the salt of the may extend. Why, the truth imparted to these Gospel; have our prayers been earnest and children in youth may be handed down by then, fervent; have we, in the energy of faith, risen without any instrumentality from this or similar up from the dust of debasement to wrestle as a Societies, from age to age, and, perhaps, be but

spoken, when the last trumpet shall blow, and pidly, progressing. I think we can see them in the dead be raised. Yet, the resolution which this vast city. My friend, who has just spoken, I have just read states, that this meeting is has observed that he has traced them elsewhere. strongly of opinion, that a greater amount of That noble river, the pride and shame of our agency ought to be employed; that this Institu. city, bears on the myriads that carry moral de tion should be enlarged in the sphere of its solation wberever they go. The claims of the operations; and I think whatever has been or Lord's day are losing their bold upon the popular shall be recorded is but as the earnest of what mind, and where there is not positive contempt we ought to do—is simply an indication of how of religion, there is absolute indifference and much good has been done by a simple amount carelessness. One of the points which strikes of agency; and, therefore, under what deep ob us most strongly in observing the present state ligations we are placed, to bring into action the of society is this, that, in the various movements utmost amount of agency at our command. It which are made the great object at which the surely cannot be an adequate contribution to the actors aim, is the popular mind. Infidelity is, spiritual necessities of this our native country, in this respect, distinct from what it was in that the Baptist community should have bat former times. The assaults on religion come ninety agents directly employed by them. Surely not in ponderous tomes, they are addressed not the paltry sum-for paltry and contemptible it to the secluded, they are designed not to adora is-of about £5000 is not the amount which the the shelves of bibliotists, they come to us in the whole of the Baptists ooght to contribute for the ephemeral publications of the day,--they come evangelization of their native land. There are, in the witty epigram, and the licentious poem. in the age in which we live, indications that, if When the pastor in this sanctuary is preaching at any time, there are strong calls upon us to be the Gospel of the blessed God, when he is uuup and doing, that time is the present one. The folding the onsearchable riches of Christ, almost age in which we live is emphatically the moving within his voice the gospel according to Adam age. In commerce, in politics, in religion, the Smith, the mystery of the Wealth of Nations, is spirit of inquiry has been awakened. Opinions proclaimed to others. It is not an uncommon which passed current, unquestioned for centu- thing for us to see in the metropolis lectures on ries, are now disputed and rejected; systems, a science, on the drama, on social states and theories, principles, to which the human mind social pursuits advertised for the very day, the has paid homage for centuries, are now openly only day in which the masses can attend to their impugned ; authority, as such, is of no avail souls. Now, the point to which I bring these whatever. We quarrel not with this spirit, we observations is this. Here you have a Society love this spirit; but we cannot fail to observe designed immediately for the mass; it is in. that in this conflict of opinion and thought the tended to visit the scattered poor of the agricalanti-christian elements are numerous, potent, tural districts, to come into contact with the and compact. They meet us in every quarter dense mass of impurity. Yonr agents are men to which we turn; they appear before us in of ardent and deep piety, men of untiring zeal various relations and different hues. That Re- and perseverance, men who preach the simplest port which has just been read has referred to truth, and that in the simplest way; men who some of these. "The spirit of infidelity, the last go and leave the tracts containing truth behind which we should have thought would have been them, who scatter the Scriptures where they go; called from its tomb, is now awake. The liter- and if you would take your proper part in the ature of our day is imbued with it to a great ex. great contlict going on, you must do what you tent. While the learned of foreign lands are can, not merely to bid God-speed to the Societi, transmuting the plainest truths of the Christian but to oil the wheels of the great machine which writings into meaningless mysticism, the liter. is to regenerate our land. The period at which we ature of our land is making these truths the butts are now arrived is not merely one characterizt d at which they throw their shafts. The philoso- by great and stirring movements, but one, tol, pher is frequently a sceptic, the ignorant is fre in which our principles, as Voluntarists, are quently a scoffer, and it is not too much too say, placed in the scale and weighed. This is to that we are progressing towards that state at all the season of temptation and the period of which Gibbon says pagau Rome had arrived, trial. As Voluntarists, probably we have never when all religion was regarded by the people as stood in similar circumstances before ; even equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, those in high places now recognize the point at and

by the magistrate as equally useful. Inti- which we aim. They see that, when we disdelity is not the only spirit that is awake, nor pute the right of the state to edncate, we disis il, perhaps, the most dangerous and fatal. pute the right likewise of the state to maintain Catholicism in its various forms is at work; Christianity in alliance with itself. Grant the silently does it attempt to imbue the masses ; former, that the state has no right to educate, proudly and vauntingly is it heard in the senate; virtually, the latter too is granted. I have and noble lords can declare now, what in heard it said, that it is one thing to oppose former time was never heard in St. Stephen's, measures when they are in prospect, but when that the antagonism between Protestantism and they have been adopted, and can no longer be Popery is a deadly one, and that they entertain averted, it is another thing to consider what confident hopes that the struggle must issue in steps we are to take with regard to them. I the extinction of Protestantism. In that senti- have heard it significantly said, that we may ment I fully concur; the battle is deadly, protest against measures, and then avail our Protestantisin will be extinguished, but it will selves of their provisions"; that is, when interbe extinguished by the overthrow of the system preted, we are,

by our actions, to give the lie against which it protests. A mere glance at the to our words.' Niy, there are not wanting state of our country will perhaps convince us noble lords who do not deem us beneath their that immorality and vice are steadily, if not ra notice. They scatter their smiles and blandish.

ments with wondrous grace and condescension. / not circumscribe your sympathies by the cliffs They express their confident hopes, that when of our native land; I would not drain your the momentary irritation has been soothed bearts by the ties of language and blood ; away, when the revolt of passion has been sup. Christianity has nothing circumscribed or repressed, when reason has been restored to her strictive about it. Let it not be supposed that throne and her authority, then we will retrace our cultivation of Home Missions will affect in the steps we have taken, and with penitence the least the Foreign : while we are thus aimaccept the boon which we have hitherto de- ing to make our native land truly, as well as in spised. If the opposition we offer to these name, a Christian land, we are doing the ntnieasures be upon principle, no change of cir- most we can do for foreign countries. If the cumstances, and no decision of senates can world is man's field, the Gospel is to be first atlect them. The rise and fall of empires, and preached at Jerusalem. Home operations are the lapse of ages, touch not principles. They the Eden we would fain cultivate, and from the are as immortal as the minds in which they garden of the Lord we will render fragrant our dwell, and as immortal as the resources of work; we will adorn humanity; and it is not truth from which they proceed. There is no till home, our native land, has been fully Chrisdivorce from your principles : you take them for tianized, that the voice in heaven to which that' better and for worse, for health and for sickness, Report refers, will be heard, when it shall be for richer and for poorer. They are not sails said, “ Hallelujah, the Lord God omnipotent which you can set to catch the favourable reigneth ; the kingdoms of this world have breeze, and which you can furl when the ad-become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his verse gale shall blow. They are not hot-house Christ." plants, on which the air of day may blow, but Rev. J. H. Hinton: I am happy in having which the air of night is not to touch-tbey an opportunity of expressing before this audimnst be battered by the tempest and strength- tory my deep sense of the necessity, importened by the blast. If you recognize these ance, and value of the operations sustained by truths, you must act them out, and in re- this institution. By far the larger part of my ference to this Society. That Report has life I have resided in three of the districts borne testimony to certain quarters whence op- which are under its culture. The first in Oxposition comes. What has in past time come, fordshire. the darkest county probably, as Oxis bat little compared with what future times ford itself is the darkest place in England; the will produce. Your agents engaged in a single next in Pembrokeshire, the third in Berkshire. village, under the frown of the esquire and the For the last nearly ten years, residing in this parson, are the men who will be the first to be vast hive of human beings, I have seen little of tempted. The members of these churches, the country. The report which has been read scattered, some over a long tract of land, in this evening seems to carry me up on some humble circumstances of life, while perhaps their eminence from which I survey the districts with daily bread may be on one side, and their con which I have been partly conversant, and other sciences on the other, will be the first to be as districts too, and I behold in them at once the sailed and to feel the power. Now, I call upon desolations of ignorance and sin, and also the you to sympathise with these men whom you results of the hallowed industry and fertilizing thus send forth; to strengthen their hands by power which have been expended upon them. your labour, to sustain them in the work in I should not be very happy in this survey, even which they are engaged. If, at any period, if all England were a converted land, and if fidelity to your principles demands this, this is there were pot in it an impenitent sinner left; that period. It cannot be concealed that there for I hold the baptist denomination-and this are men who think that we have no faithfulness Society is in partits representation-to be in to our principles. They think we have pro- possession of a portion of Divine truth possessed tested against an establishment because we bave by none other. It would be not only quite fair, been shut out from being in an establishment and quite right, and quite necessary that this ourselves. They bring their tentative processes, portion of Divine truth should have its chance - this one of education is but preparatory to a of diffusion and triumph too as well as all the tentative one with regard to the Church. Touch rest of the mass to which it belongs; and I should these and the leprous spot will extend through not consent, even if every person in the comout the whole system. Fidelity to Christ de- munion were a Christian indeed, that that part mands more than fidelity to principle. Moral of the word of God which relates to believers' priociple comes from Christ-he is its lord and baptism should be thereby practically supmaster. Fidelity to his cause requires that you pressed. But I rejoice the more, vot because should send forth more labourers, and sustain England is in a condition in which vast multicheerfully and beartily those you have already tudes are ignorant of God, and in the way to engaged. I am convinced we are not suffi- ruin; but since this is the fact, I rejoice the ciently impressed with the importance of Home more that this Society carries out not simply the Missions. To whatever cause it may be as- peculiar truth held by our body, but the genecribed, the fact is indisputable that that sweetest ral truths held by all those wbo love our Lord of all words, “ home,”* loses its power and po- Jesus Christ ini sincerity. We preach the gospotency when associated with Missions. The pel; we teach men the simplest, but therefore claims from a distauce exhaust the ocean; and, the most important verities of Christianity, and when the church at home comes to call for its carry thus into operation a system of means of share, the fountain is dry. Nay, there are some Divine appointinent of the most urgent neceswho can pass the patrid courts and loathsome sity and most blessed adaptation for man,-a lanes, which, perhaps, abut their dwellings, and deed in which it might seein we were entitled, think little of the misery and crime existing and might reckon upon the approbation of all there. Let me not be misanderstood. I would good men and the co-operation of the Lord

spoken, when the last trumpet shall blow, and pidly, progressing. I think we can see them in the dead be raised. Yet, the resolution which this vast city. My friend, who has just spoken, I have just read states, that this meeting is has observed that he has traced them elsewhere. strongly of opinion, that a greater amount of That noble river, the pride and shame of our agency ought to be employed; that this Institucity, bears on the myriads that carry moral de tion should be enlarged in the sphere of its solation wherever they go. The claims of the operations; and I think whatever has been or Lord's day are losing their hold upon the popular shall be recorded is but as the earnest of what mind, and where there is not positive contempt we ought to do—is simply an indication of how of religion, there is absolute indifference and much good has been done by a simple amount carelessness. One of the points which strikes of agency; and, therefore, under what deep ob us most strongly in observing the present state ligations we are placed, to bring into action the of society is this, that, in the various movements utmost amount of agency at our command. It which are made the great object at which the surely cannot be an adequate contribution to the actors aim, is the popular mind. Infidelity is, spiritual necessities of this our native country, in this respect, distinct from what it was in that the Baptist community should have but former times. The assaults on religion come ninety agents directlyemployed by them. Surely not in ponderous tomes, they are addressed not the paltry sum-for paltry and contemptible it to the secluded, they are designed not to adorn is-of about £5000 is not the amount which the the shelves of bibliotists, they come to us in the whole of the Baptists ought to contribute for the ephemeral publications of the day,—they come evangelization of their native land. There are, the witty epigram, and the licentious poem. in the age in which we live, indications that, if When the pastor in this sanctuary is preaching at any time, there are strong calls upon us to be the Gospel of the blessed God, when he is uuup and doing, that time is the present one. The folding the unsearchable riches of Christ, almost age in which we live is emphatically the moving within his voice the gospel according to Adam age. In commerce, in politics, in religion, the Smith, the mystery of the Wealth of Nations, is spirit of inquiry has been awakened. Opinions proclaimed to others. It is not an uncommon which passed current, unquestioned for centu- thing for us to see in the metropolis lectures on ries, are now disputed and rejected; systems, a science, on the drama, on social states and theories, principles, to which the human mind social pursuits advertised for the very day-the has paid homage for centuries, are now openly only day in which the masses can attend to their impugned ; authority, as such, is of no avail souls. Now, the point to which I bring these whatever. We quarrel not with this spirit, we observations is this. Here you have a Society love this spirit; but we cannot fail to observe designed immediately for the mass; it is inthat in this conflict of opinion and thought the tended to risit the scattered poor of the agriculanti-christian elements are numerous, potent, tural districts, to come into contact with the and compact. They meet us in every quarter dense inass of impurity. Your agents are men to which we turn; they appear before us in of ardent and deep piety, men of untiring zeal various relations and different hues. That Re- and perseverance, men who preach the simplest port which has just been read has referred to truth, and that iv the simplest way; men who some of these. The spirit of infidelity, the last go and leave the tracts containing truth behind which we should have thought would have been them, who scatter the Scriptures where they go; called from its tomb, is now awake. The liter- and if you would take your proper part in the ature of our day is imbued with it to a great ex. great contiict going on, you must do what you tent. While the learned of foreign lands are can, not merely to bid God-speed to the Societi, transmuting the plainest truths of the Christian but to oil the wheels of the great machine which writings into meaningless mysticism, the liter- isto regenerate our land. The period at which we ature of our land is making these truths the butts are now arrived is not inerely one characterized at which they throw their shafts. The philoso- by great and stirring movements, but one, too, pher is frequently a sceptic, the ignorant is fre. in which oar principles, as Voluntarists, are quently a scoffer, and it is not too much too say, placed in the scale and weighed. This is to that we are progressing towards that state at all the season of temptation and the period of which Gibbon says pagan Rome had arrived, trial. As Voluntarists, probably we have never when all religion was regarded by the people as stood in similar circumstances before ; even equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, those in high places now recognize the point at and by the magistrate as equally useful. Infi- which we aim. They see that, when we disdelity is not the only spirit that is awake, por pute the right of the state to edncate, we disis ir, perhaps, the most dangerous and fatal. pute the right likewise of the state to maintain Catholicisın in its various forins is at work; | Christianity in alliance with itself. Grant the silently does it attempt to imbue the masses ; former, that the state has no right to educate, proudly and vauntingly is it heard in the senate; virtually, the latter too is granted. I have and noble lords can declare now, what is heard it said, that it is one thing to oppose former time was never heard in St. Stephen's, measures when they are in prospect, but when that the antagonism between Protestantism and they have been adopted, and can no longer be Popery is a deadly one, and that they entertain averted, it is another thing to consider what contident hopes that the struggle must issue in steps we are to take with regard to them. I the extinction of Protestantism. In that senti- have heard it significantly said, that we may ment I fully concur; the battle is deadly, protest against measures, and then avail ourProtestantism will be extinguished, but it will selves of their provisions; that is, when interbe extinguished by the overthrow of the system preted, we are, by our actions, to give the lie against which it protests. A mere glance at the to our words. Niy, there are not wanting state of our country will perhaps convince us noble lords who do not deem us beneath their that immorality and vice are steadily, if not ra notice. They scatter their smiles and blandish.

inents with wondrous grace and condescension. | not circumscribe yonr sympathies by the cliffs They express their confident hopes, that when of our native land; I would not drain your the momentary irritation has been soothed hearts by the ties of language and blood ; away, when the revolt of passion has been sup- Christianity has nothing circumscribed or repressed, when reason has been restored to her strictive about it. Let it not be supposed that throne and her authority, then we will retrace our cultivation of Home Missions will affect in the steps we have taken, and with penitence the least the Foreign : while we are thus aimaccept the boon which we have hitherto de- ing to make our native land truly, as well as in spised. If the opposition we offer to the se name, a Christian land, we are doing the otnieasures be upon principle, no change of cir- most we can do for foreign countries. If the cumstances, and no decision of senates can world is man's field, the Gospel is to be first affect them. The rise and fall of empires, and preached at Jerusalem. Home operations are the lapse of ages, touch not principles. They the Eden we would fain cultivate, and from the are as immortal as the minds in which they garden of the Lord we will repder fragrant our dwell, and as immortal as the resources of work; we will adorn humanity; and it is not truth from which they proceed. There is no till home, our native land, has been fully Chris. divorce from your principles : you take them for tianized, that the voice in heaven to which that better and for worse, for health and for sickness, Report refers, will be heard, when it shall be for richer and for poorer. They are not sails said, “ Hallelujah, the Lord God omnipotent which you can set to catch the favourable reigneth ; the kingdoms of this world have breeze, and which you can furl when the ad- become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his verse gale shall blow. They are not hot-house Christ." plants, on which the air of day may blow, but Rev. J. H. Hinton: I am bappy in baving which the air of night is not to touch-tbey an opportunity of expressing before this audiinnst be battered by the tempest and strength- tory my deep sense of the necessity, importened by the blast. If you recognize these ance, and value of the operations sustained by truths, you must act them out, and in re- this institution. By far the larger part of my ference to this Society: That Report has life I have resided in three of the districts borne testimony to certain quarters whence op- which are under its culture. The first in Oxposition comes. What has in past time come, fordshire. the darkest county probably, as Oxis but little compared with what future times ford itself is the darkest place in England; the will produce. Your agents engaged in a single next in Pembrokeshire, the third in Berkshire. village, under the frown of the esquire and the For the last nearly ten years, residing in this parson, are the men who will be the first to be vast hive of human beings, I have seen little of tempted. The members of these churches, the country. The report which has been read scattered, some over a long tract of land, in this evening seems to carry me up on some hamble circumstances of life, while perhaps their eminence from which I survey the districts with daily bread may be on one side, and their con which I have been partly conversant, and other sciences on the other, will be the first to be as- districts too, and I behold in them at once the sailed and to feel the power. Now, I call upon desolations of ignorance and sin, and also the you to sympathise with these men whom you results of the hallowed industry and fertilizing thus send forth; to strengthen their hands by power which have been expended upon them. your labour, to sustain them in the work in I should not be very happy in this survey, even which they are engaged. If, at any period, if all England were a converted land, and if fidelity to your principles demands this, this is there were not in it an impenitent sinner lelt; that period. It cannot be concealed that there for I hold the baptist denomination-and this are men who think that we have no faithfulness Society is in part its representation--to be in to our principles. They think we have pro- | possession of a portion of Divine truth possessed tested against an establishment because we bave by none other. It would be not only quite fair, been shut out from being in an establishment and quite right, and quite necessary that this ourselves. They bring their tentative processes, portion of Divine truth should have its chance - this one of education is but preparatory to a of diffusion and triumph too as well as all the tentative one with regard to the Church. Touch restof the mass to which it belongs; and I should these and the leprous spot will extend through not consent, even if every person in the comout the whole system. Fidelity to Christ de munion were a Christian indeed, that that part mands more than fidelity to principle. Moral of the word of God which relates to believers' principle comes from Christ - he is its lord and baptism should be thereby practically supmaster. Fidelity to his cause requires that yon pressed. But I rejoice the more, not because shonld send forth more labourers, and sustain England is in a condition in which vast multicheerfully and heartily those you have already tudes are ignorant of God, and in the way to engaged. I am convinced we are not suffi- ruin; but since this is the fact, I rejoice the ciently impressed with the importance of Home more that tbis Society carries out not simply the Missions. To whatever cause it may be as- peculiar truth held by our body, but the genecribed, the fact is indisputable that that sweetest ral truths held by all those who love our Lord of all words,“ home," loses its power and po- Jesus Christ in sincerity.. We preach the gospotency when associated with Missions. The pel; we teach men the simplest, but therefore claims from a distance exhaust the ocean; and, the most important verities of Christianity, and when the church at home comes to call for its carry thus into operation a system of means of share, the fountain is dry. Nay, there are some Divine appointment of the most urgent neceswho can pass the patrid courts and loatiasome sity and most blessed adaptation for mang-a lanes, which, perhaps, abut their dwellings, and deed in which it might seein we were entitled, think little of the misery and crime existing and might reckon upon the approbation of all there. Let me not be misunderstood. I would good men and the co-operation of the Lord

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