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tions for education, and foreign and COLONIZATION OF THE INDIANS.
domestic missions. Eighteen hundred
dollars were subscribed for the relief

It frequently occurs, that subjects
of the Columbian college; and the which were simple and benevolent in
Association resolved to unite with the their origin, from various circumstan-
Edgefield Association, in raising a fund

ces become embarrassed in their progto endow a Professorship in the Seminary under the direction of the State

We witness this in the Indian Convention. The churches were ear- question. Mr. M'Coy, an intelligent nestly solicited to permit and encour

gentleman, a

laborious missionary, age their pastors to itinerate one month

and a faithful friend to the Indians, in the year, which, if carried into ef. fect, will be productive of the happiest whose life has been devoted to their results. Four union meetings were welfare, witnessing the many difficulappointed in different sections of the ties which attended efforts to benefit Association, for the ensuing year, for promoting a spirit of piety; and the them in their present situation, pubAssociation agreed to open the meet- lished several years since, an able and ing houses for public religious services perspicuous work on Indian Reform, on the fourth of July. To peruse ac

in which he urged the subject of their
counts of the efforts of religious asso-
ciations located in different and distant colonizing west of the Mississippi, as
places, is exhilarating to the pious the plan best adapted to facilitate their
mind, as evidence is exhibited of bar. improvement and promote their hap-
riers being erected against the unre-
strained progress of error and vice. piness. The subject had no political
The church is indeed the “light of bearing, but was viewed merely on
the world,” and “the salt of the the ground of Christian benevolence,
earth.”

and on this ground it ought still to be
viewed. Every consideration should
urge on this country a just, a concilia-

tory, a benevolent, and liberal policy
October 28th and 29th, the Baptist towards the descendants of the origin-
Convention of the State of Vermont al owners of the soil. The right of
held its Fourth Annual Meeting at the Indians to their lands has never
Shaftsbury. Introductory Sermon by
Rev. Hadley Proctor, from 2 Peter been doubtful with us; and that it would
iii. 10–13. Twenty-four delegates be wrong forcibly to dispossess them, is
were present. Heman Lincoln, Esq. equally apparent. But this right and
Treasurer of the General Convention,
attended as a delegate from the Mas- and dwelt upon in terms, which will

wrong may be discussed in a manner, sachusetts State Convention. A Baptist Sunday School Union for the State excite jealousies in the minds of the was organized with very encouraging aborigines, and prevent the governprospects. During the past year, a

ment from rendering the service they number of Missionaries have been em. ployed by the Convention, aid has been may wish. An individual in our cities, afforded to several feeble churches, who has an undoubted and undisputed and 200 dollars appropriated to the Bur. title to his estate, may receive such man Mission. The state of religion in several of the Associations, does not propositions as will be a sufficient inpresent gratifying prospects, and many ducement to make an exchange; and churches are destitute of pastors. We multitudes in the highly cultivated are pleased to notice that a decisive tone fields of New England have thus ex. of feeling pervaded the Convention to discountenance the use of ardent spirit, changed the possessions of their fathers and the only plan which can be suc- for the new and uncultivated fields in cessful, was strenuously urged, viz. the west. The same may occur in rea total disuse of it-Touch not, taste lation to the Indians, if they are not not, handle not.

The next meeting of the Convention, is to be held at dissuaded from the measure. Congress Hinesburg

has been memoralized to appropriate

VERMONT BAPTIST CONVENTION.

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lands at the west, for the accommoda- whether this is the case or not, I hope tion of such as shall voluntarily remove; many will come up to the work,

and

aid in contributing the means for carryand should this be done, doubtless such

ing it on. other provisions will be made, as will Our beloved sister, Mrs. S. is in induce many of the Indians to avail good health and quite happy in the themselves of the offers presented. It prospect of devoting her life to the

cause of Missions. bas been stated, that many who have

You inquire concerning the state enjoyed the instruction of the Mission of religion in this church. Although aries are desirous of such a removal. there have been no very recent inThe first colonists will make an experi. is a good degree of engagedness

stances of conversion among us, there ment, and test the advantages to be among our brethren, and our meetings derived, and if the result be favorable, are generally well attended. We do a way will be successfully opened for

not consider it a time of declension.

The revival which commenced last others to follow.

spring, progressed in a very interest. ing manner for a number of months.

Our meetings were always still and REVIVAL IN SHAFTSBURY, VT. calm, but frequently very solemn. Letter to the Treasurer.

The deep emotion of the awakened, was

frequently discovered by the tear that Shaftbury, Vt. March 24, 1830. stole silently down the faces of the inDear brother,

teresting youth of our town. Nor was I have often thought upon the very it customary for those who found peace agreeable interview enjoyed at the in believing, to give vent to their feel. Convention of this State ; and I hope ings, by boisterous expressions of joy; the dear Christian friends in this place, but on the contrary, their joy was still feel the same zeal for the promo u Calm, as summer evenings be :" tion of the cause of God, among the And seemed to arise from a view of the poor benighted inhabitants of Burmah, character of Christ, as the brighness as they did when you were here. of the Father's glory, and the Saviour We mean to raise the three thousand of the guilty. Jesus, a precious Jesus, dollars, proposed at that time, for was their theme. We did not think Missionary purposes,

We should be it best to multiply meetings, having “ grateful and humble,” in view of only two conferences during the week, the signal success with which God one on Sabbath evening, and usually, has blessed our brethren, who are la- one in the middle of the week; for we boring for the salvation of Burman thought, time for retirement, private souls. We should also be encouraged study of the scriptures, reflection, to renew our exertions in the blessed and secret prayer, was very important. cause, so dear to every enlightened It has been my happiness to baptize Christian's heart. What, О what are thirty-two, who are nearly all of them, all our labors, our sufferings and our in the morning of life. Others are exsacrifices in the cause of Christ, when pected to put on Christ by baptism compared to those of the Apostles and We hope that Christ will conother early Christians ? Surely, they tinue with his church in this place, are not worth naming. Will the day through successive generations, even ever come, when the Baptist brethren, to the end of the world. You will in this land of exalted privileges, will pray for us, dear brother, that the cause emulate the noble example of our of Immanuel may prosper in this hill trans-atlantic brethren ? O Lord! country. Ours is a common cause, hasten it in thine own time.

and the same in all countries—then Doubtless, you have heard before let us love and pray for one another. this time, of the refreshing showers of I have hoped that providence would divine mercy, which are now falling open a door for me to visit Boston on many of our churches in this State. at some future period. I read of your Possibly, there may be among the Tract, Missionary and Education Soconverts, a number, who will become cieties, and often think of the pleasure heralds of the cross of Christ; possibly, it would afford me, to greet the Chrissome who will take leave of their na tian friends of your city. tive land, and go to make known the Yours, very affectionately, way of life among the heathen; but

C. W. HODGES.

soon.

TABLE OF BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH POSSESSIONS.

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Associations.
Upper Canada
New-Bruunswick
Nova Scotia
Jamaica
Bowdoinbam
Cumberland
Eastern Maine
Lincoln
Oxford
Penobscot
Waldo
York
Dublin
Meredith
Milford
Newport
Portsmouth
Salisbury
Barre
Danville
Fairfield
Leyden
Manchester
Vermont
Woodstock
Berkshire
Boston
Old Colony
Salem
Sturbridge
Wendell
Westfield
Worcester
Warren
Ashford
Hartford
New Haven
New London
Stonington Union
Union
Berksbire

257

States. Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date.

U. C. 18 13 112 956 1829
N. B. 31 12

103 1414 do
N.S. 36 24 358 2255

do
WI. 14 8 1875 7340 do
Me.
45 38 27 2875

do
do
12 12 24 1144

do do

33 18 58 2231 do do

25 16 96 2150 do do

16

32 1130

do do 30 14 34 1383

do do 17 12 16 749

do do

52 1274

do N. HI.

7 11 653 do do

23 1209

do do

12 21 729
do
8

13
do
9 9 20 440

do
do
14 II 25 880

do VI. 13 6

524

do do

17 8 74 769 do do

20 8 94 1073 do do 21 20 50 1543

do do

9 395

do do 22 18 14 58

do do 18 16

1832 Mass. 14 8 34

844

do
do

21 38 179 31 SI
do

17 14 81 1109 do

19 19 168 2460 do 13 IT 48 898

do do 8 12 21 754

do do 12 18 102 1342

do
do

17 17 64 1617 do
R. I. 30 26 97 3004 do
Ct.
17 10

1216 1828
do

18 39 1843 1829
do

14 21 IIS 1326 do
do

19 25 120 1841 do do

16

2677

1828 N. Y. & Ct. 17

45 1193 1829 N, Y. 12

46 778 do

Associations.
Black Rider
Cayuga
Chatauque
Chemung
Cortland
Essex
Franklin
Genessee
Holland Purchase
Hudson River
Lake George
Madison
Monroe
Oneida
Onondaga
Ontario
Otsego
Rensellserville
Saratoga
Seneca
Shaftsbury
Steuben
St. Lawrence
Washington
Warwick
New York
Central
New Jersey
Abington
Peaver
Bridgewater
French Creek
Juniata
Northumberland
Philadelphia
Redstone
Susquebannah
Washington
Delaware
Baltimore
Salisbury

States. Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date.
N. Y. 31 19 67 3129 1829
do 26 18

2214

1827
do 25 17 35

1303

1829
do 16 12 19 800 do
do

20 19 83 2260 do
do 13 9

741

1828 do

22 18 SS 1844 1829 do

22 14 65 1220 do do

21 17 86 1294 do do

20 28 179 2570 do 9 8

486 1825 do

50 2870 1829 do

7 8 SO 1091 do do

23 84 54 2184 do 20 12 74

do do

33 27 62 2560 do do 23 17

116 1803 do
do
19 13 22 105O

do
do
22 12 61 2313

do
do
16 13 37

941

do
N. Y. and Vt. 18 18 27 1921

1829
do

22 19 50 1293 do do 22 10 37 NI

do do

8 7 14 1300 do
N. Y. and N. J. 18 9 27 I 205

do
N. Y. 28
25 82 2994

do
N.J.
7
50 650

do do 27

81 1674 do Pa. 10 8 36 695

do do

6

574

do
do
12 8 70 846

do
IT
20 385

do
12 II 22 434

do
5 2

133 1828
do

26

29 116 2914 1879 do 28 20

1047

1826
do
4

210 1829
do
9 4

323 do Del. 9 9

$20

1829 Md. IS 12 36

680 do do 16 8 10 445 do

Associations.
Accomac
Albemarle
Appomattox
Columbia
Dover
Ebenezer
Goshen
Green Briar
Ketocton
Meherrin
Middle District
Parkersburg
Portsmouth
Roanoke
Shiloh
Strawberry
Tease's Valley
Union
Cape Fear
Catawba
Chowan
County Line
Flat River
French Broad
Goshen
Kebukee
Mountain
Neuse
Pee Dee
Raleigh
Sandy Creek
Yadkin
Bethel
Charleston
Edgfield
Moriah
Saluda
Savannah River
Cattahuchee
Ebenezer
Flint River

States.

Va.
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do
do
do
do
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N, C.

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S.C.
do

Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date. 3 36

664 1879
18 8

1876 do
20

2124 do
IB 10 143 1658 do
51 37 614 14602

do
10 9

400

do 33

2014076 do
10 4

243
19 6 92 1581

1829
14 11 77 1038 do
16 12 100 1063 do
3

141
29 14 314 3894

1829 31 12

2056

1828
18 16 67 1989

1829
16

1048 1827 9 3

1825 16 II

570

do
16 6 106

974

1829
17 II

512 1827
29 14 284 3381 1829
12 10

I 240 1825
IS 7 30 1307 1829
22 10

67 880 do
19 8

599

1828
35

15C6 1825
19 7

794

do
27 14

IIIT

1828
9 5

449

1876
25 18

1668 1825
17 7 18 847

1829 10 S

262 1828 33 27

2147 1825
50 52 14910071

1829
36 28

2145

1826
12 10

799 1825
28 14 108 I194 1829

1828 16 14

689 1827 36 14 270 1431 1829

4343

1828

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Associations. States. Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date. Associations. States. Chs. Min. Bpd. Total. Date. Associations, States. Chs. Min. Bpd. T'otal. Date.
Georgia
Gu. 46 35 708 5633 1829
Cape Girardieu Mo. 13 4

350 1827 Highland

Ky. 15

9

498 1829 Hephzibah

do 36 17

1757 1828 Bethel

do 9 6 277 do Licking

do 27 14

1215 1827 Itchaconna do 32 18 408 1915 1829 Concord do 11 10 14 329 1829 Long Run

do 27 15 536 2956 1829 Ocmulgee

41 20 810 3694 do

Cuivre

do
6 5
175 1825 North Bend

17 18 186 1882 do
Piedmont

11 5
267 1825 Fishing River

do 15 6 450 1828 North District

23 18

2093 1828
Sarepta

29 5
1421 1827 Missouri

do 12 11 86 362 1829 Russell's Creek do 21 13
Sunbury

326 1250 1829
17 11 108 6834 1829 Mount Pleasant

do
18 9 143 1030 do Salem

do 24 15 1007 2697 do
Tugalo
27 17 255 1374 do Salem

do 15 10 50

721 South District

do 21 10
Yellow River

1568 1825
do
37 22
2439 1828 Salt River

do
12 6
281 1827 South Union

do

7

340 do Alabama

22 8 847 1825 Friends to Humanity Illi.

21 28 17 592 1829

Stockton's Valley do 15 9
Buttehatchy

690 1828
21 14 69 706 1829 Illinois

do 10 8
366 do Sulphur Fork

do 12 6 416 1134 1829 Bebee

17 6 481 do Little Wabash

do 11 3 312 1828 Tate's Creek

do 25 17

3046 1828 Bethel

19 16 153 779 1829

Muddy River do 14 406 1825 Union

do 11 7 SO 512 1829 Bethlehem 22 11 192 1050 1829 Sangamon

do
9 6

232
do
Columbus

Ohio 20 8 151 821 do
Conecuh

8 3
217 1828 Wabash District

do • 15 12

504 do E. Fork of L. Miami do 15 11 39 811 do Cahawba

23 15 1101 do Blue River

Ind. 16 11 572 1828 Grand River

do

4 21 698 1829 Chotahoochie

6 7 149 1825 Coffee Creek

do 19 15 743 do Huron

do 16 5

262 1828 Flint River 25 13 44 1131 1829 Flat Rock

do 11 10 298 1825 Killbuck

do 8 6

248 do Mount Zion

17 7 586 1828 Indianapolis

do 24 11 754 1828 Little Miami

do

8

382
Mulberry,
18 14 48 €39 1829 Laughery
do 18 13 44 569 1829 Mad River

do 21 7 37 824 1829
Muscle Shoals
21 16 300 1267 do Lost River

do 15 9 496 1828 Meig's Creek

do 21 18 72 867 do Louisiana

La. 9 9 7 188 do Little Pidgeon do 16 20

505 1825

do 17 15

615 1825 Mississippi La. and Mi. 19 5

893 1828 Silver Creek

12 6 363 1826 Muskingum

do 28 20

1050 do Leaf River Mi. 12 6 27 333 1829

8 5

232 1825 Miami do 24 12

1031 1827 Pearl River

do 28 138 859 do White River

do 17 17

613 1828
Obio
do 11 9

435 1825
Union

18 6
522 1825 White Water
do 25 10 346 1368 1829 Scioto

do 14 11

F08 do Little Rock A. T. 8 2 88 1827 Baptist Association 9 5 169 1080 do Stillwater

do 12 6

249 1828 Caney Fork

Tenn. 19 9 776 do Bethel do 16 14 155 1367 do Michigan

M. T. 5 2 s 187 1829 Concord do 14 8 914 do Bracken do 18 11 241 2303 do

Seventh-day Con.

U.S. 26 S2 108 3197
Cumberland River

do
do 11 11
879 1825 Burning Spring do 14 6

439 1825

Ass. Chs. Min. Bapd. Total.
Elk River

do
27 19
1806 do Campbell

do
8 7

347 1827 Totals in 1829, 228 4384 2914 18804 304827
Hiwassee

11 10 633 do Concord

do 13 16

484 1828 Do. 1828, 212 4056 2822 29031 283381 Holston

22 17 1149 do Concord

do 15 10 156 928 1829 Powels Valley do 19 10 19 826 1829 Elkhorn

do 22 13 429 4488 do

Increase,

328 92 10773 less 21446 more.
Red River

do
28 17
2001 1825 Franklin

do 18 12 227 1860 do
Salem
do

* That the total increase of members appears to be greater 28 18 69 1569 1829 Gasper River

do 14 10

1048 1828 than the number baptized is accounted for by the fact, that Tennessee do 19 16 902 1825 Goshen

do 20 11 35 949 1829 this list contains Associations whose names and totals were not Western District do 16 6 31 516 1829 Green River

do 34 21 1351 2846 do included in the list for 1828, THE preceding Table of Associations was prepared, with great care and industry, by Rev. Noah Davis, Agent of the Baptist General Tract Society, and published in the Tract Magazine for January last. We are desirous to give the article more extensive circulation, and therefore copy it for this Magazine, as our readers will find it convenient for reference. It is stated to be more complete than any previous Table; but yet imperfect, from a deficiency of the Minutes of Associations. The Secretary of every Association in the United States is respectfully requested to forward, annually, a copy of Minutes to the Agent of the Tract Society. After the preceding Table was published, some further copies of Minutes for 1829 were received, and in the Tract Magazine for March, the following corrected summary was published. See next page.

79

GENERAL SUMMARY Of Baptist Associations in the United States and British Possessions. States.

No. Ass's. Chs. Min. Bpd. in 1829. Total members. British Possessions,

99

57 2448 11,965
Maine,
8 210 158

339 12,936
New Hampshire, 6 72

67

113 4,812
Vermont,
7 116

341 7,594
Massachusetts,
8 126 137

697 12,175
Rhode Island,
1 30 26

97

3,604
Connecticut,
6 107 104

416 10,096
New York,

28 551 417 1400 44,169 New Jersey,

2 35

21

170 2,509 Pennsylvania, 10 134 96

345 7,562
Delaware,

1
9
9
11

520
Maryland,
2 31 20

46

1,125 Virgioia,

18 342 190 1644 39,971 North Carolina, 14 270 135

517 15,625 South Carolina, 8 218 167 2524

17,568
Georgia,

13 390 205 2559 31,797
Alabama,
12 221 130

961

9,049
Mississippi,
3 77

165

2,547
Louisiana,

1
9
9
7

188
Arkansas Territory,

1
8
2

88
Tennesseo,
11 214 141

127 11,960
Kentucky,

25 449 286 5306 36,995
Ohio,
14 244 140

341

8,810
Indiana,

11
187 135 568

6,723
Illinois,
6 80 69

17

2,432
Missouri,
9 110 64

303

3,945
Michigan Territory, 1

5
2
3

187
Seventh Day Baptists, 1

26
32
108

3,197

32

10

231 4370 2939 21,573 310,149 This shows 3 associations more, 14 churches less, 25 ministers, 2769 baptized, and 5312 members more than the totals in the table for January. From seventy two associations on our list, and fifteen whose names only have reached us, nothing has been heard. If there have been one hundred baptized in each on an average, the whole nuinber baptized in 1829, was over 30,000. Though 30,000 were reported for 1828, we have reason to believe that over 40,000 were baptized and added to our churches in that year, which still leaves a large balance in its favor.

ORDINATIONS.

Feh. 17, Mr. O. Spencer was ordained in the

Baptist Meeting house in West Stockbridge, Mass. Dec. 20, Hosea Fuller was ordained at Carlisle,

Sermon by Rev. A. Be h. N. Y. Sermon, by Rev. N. Barrett.

Feb. 25, Caleb B. Shute was ordained pastor Dec. 29, Mr. Walter Foss was ordained at

of the Baptist Church at Dunstable, N. A. SerLeeds, Maine. Sermon by Rev. David Nutter.

mon by Rev. N. W. Williams. Dec. 30, Conant Sawyer was ordained as an Feb. 25, Samuel Tyler was ordained as an evangelist at Keesville, N. Y. Sermon by Rev.

evangelist, at Lemington, Maine. Sermon by A. Dodge.

Rev. Joshua Roberts. Jan. 4, William Curtis was ordained in the

March 25, Rev. Jos. Driver was installed pasMeeting-house of the Mulberry-Street Baptist tor of the Baptist Church in Brookline, near BosChurch, N. Y. Sermon by Rev. S. Cornelius, ton. Sermon by Rev. Thomas Driver. Alexandria.

March 31, Mr. Edward Seagrave was ordained Jan. 24, Nathan Arnett was ordained as an

pastor of the Baptist Church in Scituate, Mass. evangelist, at the Turkey Hill Baptist Church,

Sermon by Rev. C. P. Grosvenor.
Illinois. Sermon by Rev. J. M. Peck.
Jan. 27, H. C. Skinner was ordained as an

Meeting-houses Opened.
evangelist in the 1st Baptist Church in Sandis-
field, Mass. Sermon by Rev. A. Beach.

Nov. 11, The new Baptist Meeting-house was Jan. 28, Nath. Waitlee was ordained at Syd- opened in Sutton, Mass. Sermon by Rev. J. ney, N. Y. Sermon by Rev. John Sears.

Going Feb. 3, David W. Elmore was ordained to Jan. 7, A new Baptist Meeting-house was openthe gospel ministry, at Sandlake, N. Y. Sermon ed in Holmesburg, Penn. Sermons by Rev. Noah by Rev. E. F. Willey.

Davis and W. T. Brantly.

or the money stated in our last, to have been received from a young lady in Augusta, Geo. should have been Hamburg, S.C.

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