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call forth more than they have here. will encourage us much in the work tofore, the sympathies, the prayers, in which we are engaged.” and the liberality of those who are statedly favored with the word and
American Baptist Magazine. ordinances. The friends of religion and
The Treasurer has received since morality in that far distant section of the last anniversary, 378 dollars, as our country, look to the East, and with profits from this publication, while it supplicating voice entreat help. It is was under your immediate patronage our heart's desire and prayer to God, and control. It is now the property that they may not look and ask in vain. of the Baptist Board of Foreign Mis
The following persons have also sions. Yet we may be permitted to been appointed Missionaries for the express our earnest desire for its more periods respectively affixed to their extended circulation. As a repository names :-Benjamin Oviatt, 3 months, of sound theological sentiments, and a Simeon Crowell, 3 months-Ferdinand herald of religious and missionary inEllis, 2 months-Eliab Going, 3 months. telligence, in which our denomination
are particularly interested, we do most Aid to Churches.
especially recommend it to their peru.
sal. The Trustees have made donations
Christian Watchman. the past year amounting to more than one thousand dollars, in aid of poor and
The Proprietor of the Christian destitute churches. We have good
Watchman has again presented one reason to believe that no part of our
- hundred dollars to this Society. The funds has been more usefully appro- their funds. This, however, is the least
Board are grateful for this accession to priated. The Pastor of one Society thus assisted, remarks, “I write by part of the aid which the “Watchrequest of the Baptist Church in this inan” renders to the Missionary cause. place to express their sincere thanks The principles which from week to to the Baptist Missionary Society of week it inculcates, and the heart-stirMassachusetts, for their sympathies ing appeals which it so frequently and liberal assistance in the time of makes in favor both of Foreign and Doneed. They now appear to feel more
mestic Missions, give it a value as an than usually interested in the Mission auxiliary to these objects, that is above ary cause. And poor as they are, they any pecuniary estimate. propose to form themselves into a
The Trustees would also mention Missionary Society auxiliary to yours. with gratitude to Him who disposes Sinners are converted, and backsliders his people to support his own blessed reclaimed. Seventeen have been late
cause, that Elizabeth Allen, late of Sa. ly added to our number. I
expect to lem, Mass. kindly remembered this baptize several next Lord's-day.” We Society in her last Will and Testament, might give similar extracts from other by bequeathing to it the sum of three churches that have been aided, of an hundred dollars. We trust that others, equally encouraging character.
who can do it consistently, will imitate Last summer, the Board received her praiseworthy example. a communication from the Ohio Bap- Much is yet to be done. And the tist State Convention, giving an ac- Board in closing their Report, would count of their organization, and re- respectfully suggest whether more questing, should we deem it expedient, systematic, efficient and general meas. that we would aid them in their at
ures ought not to be adopted, for the tempts to supply the destitute, with accomplishing of those great and dethe preaching of the gospel. As we sirable objects for which this Society had frequently employed missionaries
was originally established. They feel in that State, we considered it a more persuaded that were our churches in desirable arrangement to enable the New England alone, fully awake to Convention to perform this service, their duty and obligations, they might and, therefore, appropriated $100 for enable this Society to enlarge its opera-, that purpose.
This token of our in- tions and usefulness to an almost interest in the objects of that Convention conceivable extent. and of our desire for their prosperity, DANIEL SHARP, Sec’ry: was very kindly received. knowledging the donation, the Sec. The Rev. Mr Babcock moved its retary says, “ Please tender our thanks acceptance, seconded by Heman Linto your Board, our hearty thanks; it coln, Esq. who severally adverted to.
many interesting topics in connexion with the subject, and urged the powerful claims of our own country for missionary labor.
The vote of acceptance passed unanimously.
Mr E. Lincoln, the Treasurer, reported his annual account as follows:
The Baptist Missionary Society of
Massachusetts in Account with E. Lincoln, Treas.
RECEIPTS. 1828. May 27. By cash of James Brown, Hamilton, 1,00 A friend of Missions,
1,00 The Federal. St. Bap. Ch. and Soc. Boston,
29,81 Lincoln & Edmands, Agents of
the An. Bap. Mag. collected on
ards, per Mr D. R. Griggs, 30, From subscribers in Salem, 55, » Collection at First Bap. Ch. do. 25,37
Do. Second do. do. 9
10, Wm. Brown,
5, Charles Everett, - S John Edwards,
3, Prudence Farwell, 10, Eben. Hovey,
1,50 E. Hovey, jr.
110,82 29 » C. R. Crosby,
West Cambridge Chand Soc. 8, » Rev. Benj. Putnam, Rev. Asa Niles,
1, » Rev. Joseph Grafton,
1, » The Treas, of the Mass. Bap. Ed
ucation Soc. interest on the
400, June 2. # Charlestown Ch. and Soc. per Janies Fosdick,
22 The Female Pri. Soc. Charlestown, do.
25, 7. Second Bap. Ch. and Soc. Boston, 94,65 23 0. Holden, interest,
ing 1 dol. per month from July
12, 14. » A friend of missions for Missouri mission,
S, Sept. 10. Mr Atherton,
1, IS. Tbe Bap. Ch. in Weathersfield,
Ct for the western mission,
per Mr Gilbert,
» At the Boston Association, viz.
5,50 Male do. do.
5,75 Newton Fem. Miss. Soc. 30,57 Cambridge do Ben. do. 35,50
93,94 8. » Dividend Columbian Bank, 30,
Fem. Miss Sue of 3d Bap. Ch.
Boston, per Miss Clouston, Treas. 33, 26. Dea. Abner Freeman, Orleans, I, 1829. Jan. 8. „Fem Miss. Soc. in South Berwick, 15, 16. » Rev. E. Loomis, Hudson, N. Y. 1,50 Asa Baldwin, Townsend,
1, Fem. Ben. Soc. W. Cambridge, 23. Michael Shepard and Robert Cogs.
EXPENDITURES. 1828. May 27. To balance due at settlement, II1,19 June 9. To cash paid Second Ch. Canıbridge, 65 CO 11. To amount paid Whitman Metcalf, Sardinia,
91,90 24. To cash paid Harvey Ball, for services at Hingham,
IS, 27. » Rev. David James, for services at Great Falls,
49, July s. Rev. Wm. Collier, for service at Hingham,
5,50 10. Tor support of preaching at
Hampton Falls and Seabrook, 50,
» For prtaching at Hingham, II, 17. Church at Belfast,
50, Aug. 9.
50, » Henry Davis, for missionary labors, 50, Sept. 10. For rent of Hall for preaching in Watertown,
10, 13. Rev. Peter Chase, for labors in Vermont,
65, 16. Do.
do. do. , » Baptist Ch. at Abington,
Church at Dunstable to support
50, » Rev. Wm. Bentley for preaching at Chelmsford,
27,80 18. » Harvey Ball,
75, Nov. 12.
» Sam'l Glover, for missionary la.
30, Do. Hampton Falls,
» Rev. P. Chase, for missionary la-
100, » Rev. F. Clarke, preaching at Saco, 50, » Bap. Ch. in West Cambridge, to
aid the support of preaching, 50, » Rev. Jona. Blake, for 3 montbs missionary labors,
65, » Rev. Ben) Oviatt, being amount
due on three appointments, 149,69 Townsend church to aid the support of preaching,
60, 25. Scituate Church in aid do.
25 > For rent of Hall at Watertown, 21,37 1829. Jan. 20 Rev. John Harnes, for missionary labors in Maine,
60, Bap. Church at Dover, N. H. SO, 24 Committee in Missouri,
- For preaching at Watertown, 20, Feb. 18. » Ohio Bap. Convention,
100, Mar. 31.
» Dunstable Ch. per Rev. Mr Pease, 37,50 Apr. 16. » Church at Billerica,
25, 29. D), Dover,
50, May 14.
Simeon Crowell, for Missionary
20, 23. In support for preaching at Wa. tertown,
well, executors, a legacy from
Elizabeth Allen, Salem, 300,
Do Fem. do do.
25. To balance to new account,
4,50 17, 14,
Rowley Fem. Cent Society, by
On Thursday, the Massachusetts
Sabbath School Union, and on Friday,
the Auxiliary Union of Boston, for proApr. 6. By cash, dividend at Columbian Bank, 30,
moting the observance of the Christian 17. » From Mrs D per Dr Bolles, May 14.
Contributions to Rev. S. Crowell, 1,70 Sabbath, attended their annual meet16. » From William Nichols, profits on ings at the Federal Street MeetingChristian Watchman, 100,00 house ; but our limits will not permit Dolls. 2992,00
us to present the deeply interesting Stocks.
1711,43 Bank stock,
A large number of Baptist Ministers
assembled at the Lecture Room in For Translations.
Federal Street, and organized a SocieBank Stock,
ty, to be styled the Massachusetts
Conference of Baptist Ministers. Berton, May 25, 1829. Having examined the preceding 2c count, and com. pared it with the Treasurer's book, and vouchers pro- ings, public prayer meetings were at:
On Wednesday and Thursday mornduced, we find the same correct. JAMES LORING,
tended at the Meeting-house, and HEMAN LINCOLN,
were experienced to be seasons of reRev. N. W. Williams moved its ac
freshing from the presence of the Lord. ceptance, seconded by Rev. J. N.
It is devoutly to be hoped, that these Brown, accompanied with appropriate seasons, when multitudes of saints are addresses, and it was unanimously ac- brought into interesting associations, cepted.
will result in marshalling for action, Rev. Mr Knowles, seconded by Mr the sacramental host of God's elect,' Pattison, offered the following Reso- and hasten the latter day glory, when lution—That the command of Christ, the knowledge of the Lord shall fill and the destitutions of our country, the whole earth. render it an imperious duty to make more vigorous efforts for the support of Domestic Missions. This resolution SUPPRESSION OF INTEMPERANCE. was supported by conclusive argu
When efforts were commenced a ments, and urged by affecting motives. It was unanimously adopted.
few years since for the suppression of A collection was taken, for Domes- intemperance, many benevolent intic Missions, amounting to $73,20. dividuals in our country were hopeless
The following Officers were chosen for the ensuing year:
of success. But although much re
mains yet to be deplored, in viewing President. Rev. JOSEPH GRAFTON.
the fatal ravages of this pestilence, and Vice President.
parents are called to weep over the Rev. CHARLES TRAIN.
destruction of many hopeful youth, yet Secretary.
the success of recent efforts is most Rev. HOWARD MALCOM.
heart cheering to the Christian and Treasurer.
Philanthropist. A rapid decline in the Mr ENSIGN LINCOLN.
use of intoxicating liquors is apparent Trustees.
in all the respectable walks of society. Lucius Bolles, E. Nelson, J. Going, J. D. Knowles,
Whereas in years past, it was conC. P. Grosvenor, R. Babcock, ceived that common civility rendered E. Williams, C. 0. Kimball,
it necessary to place spirits before a Wm. Leverett, Dea. H. Lincoln, G. F. Davis,
visitant, as a mark of hospitality, it is Daniel Sharp,
Jas. Fosdick. believed that a large portion of the B. Jacobs,
community would consider it a breach The operations of this Society are of of decorum to be invited to a repast of the highest importance to our denomi- this nature. The happy change which nation, and need great enlargement. has thus been effected should excite It is hoped the extensive fields will be filled with zealous and devoted labor- continued and more strenuous efforts
for complete victory. A total absti.
nence is the only safe course, and this awakening the attention of many others is the point at which efforts should to their eternal interests. An instance
is related in the Wesleyan Magazine. be directed.
At the late Baptist “At Kilronan, (Ireland) the Lord comTriennial Convention but one voice menced a gracious work in the converwas heard among the members, and sion of a man who had been a proverb that was, that total abstinence from for wickedness, the leader of one of the ardent spirits was the reigning doc- fighting factions. When he felt the
renewing power of the grace of God trine in their several sections of coun- in his own soul, he was determined he try. The members of the General would make it known, and lead others Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, He began to establish prayer-meetings
to the enjoyment of the same grace. at Philadelphia, presented similar state
in the neighborhood. From these efments. Bishop Chase, from Ohio, has forts a class of sixty members has been also stated that the doctrine of total collected, among whom are two Roabstinence was becoming the common
man Catholics, who are truly convert
ed to God. Several others attend the opinion in the region to which he be- preaching, and hear the word with longs.
deep attention.' The Hon. Judge Parker has lately written to the Massachusetts Society
ORDINATIONS. for the Suppression of Intemperance,
April 12, 1829, Mr Jeremiah Hengiving a gratifying testimony to the dren was ordained to the work of an happy reformation which he witnessed Evangelist, in the Baptist Church, in relation to the use of spirits in the Cumberland Street, Norfolk, Vir.
Sermon by Rev. D. M. Woodson of western counties of this State.
Portsmouth, Vir. the friends of the best interests of man be awakened to holy vigilance and
On Thursday, April, 16, Mr Thomas
Driver, was ordained at South Boston, vigorous effort.
as an Evangelist. Introductory Prayer by Mr E. Lincoln ; Reading the Scrip
tures by Rev. Joseph Driver; Sermon ‘THERE IS NOTHING LIKE PRAYER.' by Rev. C. P. Grosvenor, from Isa. xlv.
15, · Verily, thou art a God that hidest In one of the villages in England, thyself, o God of Israel, the Saviour.' where evangelical truth was not Ordaining Prayer by Rev. Daniel preached, there was an aged man, Sharp; Charge by Rev. Rufus Babwho remarked, that there cock; Right Hand of Fellowship by nothing like prayer. He had been Rev. Howard Malcom; Concluding praying to God for eighteen years Prayer by Rev. Bela Jacobs. The to send the Gospel to the village. At Congregational Meeting-house the end of this period, through the kindly opened for the services, which agency of a lady who was awakened was well filled with a listening auto the object, meetings were commenc- dience. ed. He was called to offer prayers at these seasons, and several persons were
April 23, Rev. James Gilpatrick deeply impressed. The gospel was
was installed Pastor of the First Bapintroduced, a church formed, a place of tist Church in Bluehill, Me. Sermon worship erected, and the old gentleman by Rev. Daniel Merrill. who had prayed for the object eighteen May 6, Mr Veramus Bemis was oryears became a deacon. The effect dained at the Baptist Church in Newual fervent prayer of a righteous man field, N. Y. Sermon by Rev. Aaron availeth much."
May 6, Mr Edward Hale was or
dained in the Baptist Meeting-house, When Saul was arrested in his per
Keene, N. H. secuting career by divine grace, it is May 20, Mr Erastus Andrews was said, then had the churches rest. The ordained Pastor of the Baptist Church conversion of a bold leader in trans- in Middlefield, Mass. Sermon by Rev. gression is often a happy mean of Elisha Andrews.
THE TRIUMPHS OF GRACE.
May 21, Mr Francis W. Emmons Scriptures, by Rev. Dr Sharp; Hymn; was ordained at the First Baptist Sermon by Rev. Mr Grosvenor, the Church in Providence, to take the pas- Pastor, from Rom. xi. 36, “For of him, toral charge of the Baptist Church at and through him, and to him, are all Eastport, Me. Sermon by Rev. J. N. things, to whom be glory forever.” Seaman.
Concluding Prayer, by Rev. HowMay 28, Mr L. J. Reynolds was or
ard Malcom. Our limits will not addained Pastor of the Baptist Church in mit of presenting an outline of the Middleton, Vt. Sermon by Rev. interesting discourse delivered on this Hadley Proctor.
occasion ; but it was listened to with peculiar attention.
The house was June 17, Mr Gurdon Robbins was ordained Pastor of the Baptist Church cient church is now accommodated
crowded at an early hour. This anin East Wiudsor, Conn.
Sermon by with a highly finished place of wor, Rev. G. F. Davis,
ship, in a very central situation, and enjoys a fair prospect of enlargement.
The building is located at the corner of MEETING-HOUSES OPENED.
Union and Hanover-Streets, and built March 5, A new Baptist Meeting- of brick, with a basement story. Its dihouse was opened at Fort Covington, mensions are 73 feet by 67, containing N. Y.
138 pews. A second gallery is erectA new and beautiful house of wor
ed over the singers for free seats, ship was opened in Bangor, Maine, and the building is ornamented by a April 16th, for the Baptist Church and beautiful cupola, and furnished with Congregation. Sermon by Rev. T. B.
a good bell. This church was the Ripley.
first Baptist Church gathered in MasJune 8, A new Baptist Meeting house of twelve pastors, many of whom have
sachusetts, and has enjoyed the labors was opened at the Paper Mill Village, been inen of great distinction in the in Alstead, N. H.
church of Christ. Here the pious and June 18, The new and beautiful edi- venerable STILLMAN labored with fice, erected by the First Baptist Church eminent success for more than forty and Society in Boston, was opened by years. May the fervent prayers of a appropriate religious services, in the fol- long succession of devout, and zealous, lowing order: Invocation by the Pastor. and faithful disciples, be answered in Anthein. Dedicatory Prayer by Rev.J. copious showers of blessings on the D. Knowles; Anthem; Reading the present and future generations.
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of
the Baptist Denomination in the United States, for Foreign Missions, from May 22, to June 22, 1829. By cash from the Female Industrious Society, belonging to the Rev. Dr
Sharp's church, Boston, for the education of two Indian girls at the
40,00 From Lydia Gordon, Belfast,
1,00 Primary Soc. Freedonia, per Mr E. Lincoln,
1,00 Rev. Dr Sharp, it having been contributed by friends belonging to his congregation, to aid in printing the Bible in Burmah,
50,00 From Rev. Joseph Grafton, it having been collected by female friends
at Newton Upper Falls, to aid in publishing the Bible in Burmah, 26,40 From H. B. Rounds, Esq. Treas. of the Utica Bap. For. Miss. Soc. per Mr E. Lincoln,
25,00 Of Rev. H. Malcom, from a poor woman" of his congregation, for Burman Mission, $2—African Mission, $3,
5,00 Miss Hannah Whitney, Royalston, Mass. per Rev. Mr Metcall, 2,00 A Friend, per Rev. Mr Knowles, for Indian Schools,
5,00 A Friend to Christian Missions, (lately ordained to the work of the ministry,) for publishing the New Testament in the Bur. language, 10,00
IT Appended to this liberal donation was the following scriptural injunction, “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.”