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of judging, appear to be well informed REVIVALS OF RELIGION. and ready to co-operate in all the benevolent institutions of the day, as far It is with peculiar gratification that as their pecuniary circumstances will we record in our pages the instances enable them. I found that the Star, the of revivals of religion which occur in Watchman, the Baptist Preacher, and different parts of our country; and we Baptist tracts, were generally circula- solicit from the pastors of churches, ted; they are principally emigrants and other friends of the Redeemer's from Connecticut.”
kingdom, early statements of these gracious visitations of the Holy Spirit.
We are happy to notice in many of BAPTIST GENERAL TRACT SOCIETY.
the public journals, that a number of It gives us pleasure to state, that an
churches are at this time enjoying seaincreasing interest is apparent in our
sons of refreshing from the presence of
the Lord. churches in promoting the objects of this useful society.
A respectable minister who has re
cently visited West Boylston, Massaincreasing in this vicinity, and the chusetts, and the vicinity, informs us quantity of tracts demanded at the that a most pleasing and interesting atBoston Depository is constantly aug- tention to religion now exists there, menting. We cordially recommend to
and many are inquiring the way to
Zion. Several schools have participatall the churches, to form auxiliaries, ed in the blessing, in some of which as a very small sum from individuals, nearly all the children are awakened will procure a quantity sufficient for to a solicitude for their spiritual intereach society. The members of every
ests. Thirteen were baptized Jan. 7. church should constitute their Pastor A friend from Portsmouth, New a life member, by contributing 10 dol- Hampshire, informs us that the Lord lars. All societies will receive tracts at
is graciously visiting that place with
tokens of his presence, and that in sevthe rate of 1200 pages for a dollar, who eral congregations, the most pleasing make donations of one half of their indications exist of an awakened atfunds to the General Society; and this tention to the concerns of the soul.
€ plan is recommended to be universally Rev. S. S. Mallary, Willington, adopted, as the society greatly need Connecticut, writes to the Rev. Ĝ. F. funds to increase the number of tracts. Davis: “I am happy to inform you
that the revival with which we are faFrom the Columbian Star, we learn
vored, is still progressing. Last Sabthat the General Society held its An- bath evening, at our lecture in the nual Meeting, on the 6th of Jan. The north-east part of the town, where no receipts for the last year exceeded instance of awakening had been dis
covered; the work commenced in a 5,500 dollars—the number of life mem
powerful manner. Five or six were bers and directors has increased to so alarmed in their consciences on ac240—the issues of tracts have amount count of sin, as to weep and cry aloud ed to 446,750, making nearly five mil- for mercy. Last night I preached in
the same neighborhood. At the close lion of pages.
a much larger number came forward, The whole number of tracts pub. and knelt down to be prayed for. Belished since the formation of the So- tween thirty and forty have been hopeciety, is one million three hundred and fully renewed; twenty-four have been
baptized and added to the church.” ninety-four thousand. Twenty-six new tracts have been added to the series, In Marblehead, Massachusetts, the many of them possessing a superior Lord is graciously pouring out his degree of merit.*
Spirit, and gathering in his people.
Heads of families at advanced ages, * Lincoln & Edmands, 59 Washington Street, and the young at sixteen, are followBoston, have constantly on hand an assortmenting the Saviour in the ordinance of of tracts, for the supply of Auxiliaries and Indi- baptisın. About fifty are stated to viduals.
have been the subjects of this work.
A gentleman in Glasgow, Kentucky, Extract of a Letter from a Baptist states, “ There has been a great revi Minister in New Hampshire to the val in this part of the country. Be Editor, Dec. 8, 1829. tween fifteen hundred and two thousand have joined the Baptist churches
“We have experienced no general in the bounds of the Association in revival in this place the past summer which I live, within the last twelve and fall, but have received some mercy months.”
Rel. Her. drops. Since my ordination, in July
last, it has been my privilege to bapIn the revival now enjoyed in Wind- tize ten, who have been added to the sor, Vermont, thirty-two have been church-most of them heads of fami. baptized, among which are ten teach. lies; part of them have hopefully ex. ers in the Sabbath school, and five perienced renewing grace within a scholars, which is calculated to en. few months past; others dated their courage those who are engaged in experience years back. There are a these benevolent institutions.
few others who have recently indulg.
ed a hope, that have not made a pubIn Plattsburgh, New York, a revi- lic profession. One of our Sabbath val is enjoyed, and twenty-six have school scholars in her fourteenth year, been baptized. On Thanksgiving day, gives pleasing evidence of a change of the tirst Thursday in December, the heart. The principal means appears members of the Society voted to erect to have been the Sabbath school libraa Meeting House, unanimously select- ry. There are some who we trust are ed a site, and secured sufficient money still inquiring the way to Zion-some to defray the expenses.
who have been trying to believe in
Universalism. Our meetings on the It is stated that seven hundred mem
Sabbath and other times are well atbers were added to the Georgia Asso- tended. The missionary spirit appears ciation by baptism the last year.
to be increasing with us. Our monthIn Abbott, Maine, there was till re
ly concert last evening was quite incently no church established, and on
teresting. The Memoir of the lament. !y two or three male professors. As ed Mrs. Judson has been read by numit was difficult to obtain preaching, instance in particular, has been very
bers and produced a happy effect. One prayer-meetings were held weekly, and society meetings on the Sabbath. pleasing to me, and I think would be
There is a proThe Lord blessed these efforts, and gratifying to others. granted a revival of religion. A church fessional gentleman in this town, (who was established, consisting of ten mem
is not a professor of religion,) who,
from various causes, had imbibed prebers, to which sixteen have been adued since October last; and four more
judices against missions. But after have been baptized, and stand ready reading this Memoir, he informed me to be received. This token of divine that his views were changed. And as approbation should encourage church
a practical evidence of this he came es who do not enjoy pastorai labors, not forward and joined our Missionary So. to neglect the assembling of themselves ciety, Auxiliary to the State Conven
tion; and subscribed tive dollars annutogether.
ally, besides contributing several times In the Nova Scotia Baptist Associa- privately within a short period. Dear tion, three hundred and fifty-eight brother, pray for me and my people, were added the last year by baptism; that what we have experienced may and in the New Brunswick one hun- be but as a few drops before a plentiful dred and three.
shower.” From an article in the Christian Sec- Extract of a Letter to a young gen. retary, we learn that a season of re tleman at the Newton Theological freshing is granted at Bristol, R. I. and
Institution. about 20 are supposed to have experienced religion. As the Baptist church
Prairies, near Montgomery, in this place long felt the pressure of
Alabama, Dec. 21, 1829. adverse circumstances, other churches “In the neighborhood of the Fork will cordially unite in prayer, that church God has been doing wonders. this gracious season may be protracted, Aged professors, who for a long time and the church enlarged and establisho had been walking in forbidden paths, ed.
have been led to see their error. Sin.
ners have been brought to the feet of church was organized. Since that mercy; and the church of God has time six have been added by bapincreased.
tism; and others have been brought In Montgomery there is a sign of to the saving knowledge of the truth. better times. Through the instrumen- Backsliders have been reclaimed, and tality of Mr. C. a church has been those sheep who were made partakers constituted, a Bible Society formed, of Christ under the ministry of the late and it is hoped there will also be a Rev. W. Batchelder, and who had long Missionary Society shortly formed ago. hanged their harps upon the wilthere. Brother Bradshaw has been lows,' and almost despaired of ever preaching there the past year.” having their 'captivity turned,' have Extract of a Letter to the Corres- their religious feelings.
been, and still are, greatly revived in
They have ponding Secretary.
taken down their harps, and tuned Cape Neddoc, (York,) Me. them to the praises of Immanuel. The
Jan. 7, 1830. language of their hearts is, “God hath “It will doubtless be cheering to done great things for us, whereof we you to hear that the Lord is working are glad.' A number at this time apsalvation in the hearts of sinners in pear to be troubled on account of their this place. I commenced preaching sins, and anxious to obtain pardoning here last May, having engaged to sup- mercy,
I trust some accessions will ply them one year. In August a
be made to the church shortly."
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of Newton Theological Insti
tution. From Hezekiah Chase, Lynn,
100,00 Isaac Styles, Malden,
7,00 George Lovell, Barnstable,
5,00 John Haraden, Malden,
3,00 Samuel Beal, Boston,
50,00 First Baptist Church and Society, Haverhill, by Rev. Geo. Keely, for the purchase of books,
46,63 Young Men's Education Society, Boston, Aux. to the Mass. Bap. Ed. Soc. to found a Scholarship, LEVI FARWELL, Treas.
Account of Moneys received by the Treasurer of the General Convention of
the Baptist Denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions, to
Jan. 20, 1830.
10,52 The Mount Desert Female Missionary Society,
3,45 Mrs. A. Page, Amherst, N. S. for Burman Mission,
1,00 Dea. Abner Freeman, Orleans, for Foreign Missions,
1,00 Per Mr. E. Lincoln,
5,45 A. C. Smith, Charleston, S. C. Treas. of the General Committee
of Bap. churches in that State for Missionary purposes, it having
- 344,56 New Gloucester Female Miss. Soc. for Foreign Missions, by Rev. A. Wilson, per Mr. E. Lincoln,
6,93 H. B. Rounds, Treas. of Utica For. Missionary Society : For Burman Bible,
7,25 Mrs. Wade's school,
2,11 Per Mr. E. Lincoln,
9,36 A Friend, for Burman Mission, do.
1,00 John Conant, Esq. Brandon, Vt. being a part of the bequest of Benj. Stevens, for Bur. Miss. per Mr. E. Lincoln,
58,00 The Misses Kimball, for printing the Bible and Tracts in Burman language, by Rev. Mr. Freeman, per Mr. E. Lincoln,
From Mrs. Elizabeth Raymond, Ashby, for Bur. Miss. per Mr. E. Lincoln, 2,00 A Friend, being half the amount of savings for the last year, for benev. olent purposes, by Rev. Mr. Knowles, per Mr. E. Lincoln,
10,00 Female Miss. Soc. in Jay, N. Y. per Mr. E. Lincoln,
10,00 Mr. Jabez Briggs, Colrain, for printing the Bible in Burmah, or for aid
ing the school for the instruction of females, per Mr. E. Lincoln, 1,00 Edward Siter, Esq. Radnor township, Delaware Co. Penn. for printing the Bible in Burmah,
5,00 Daniel Abraham, Esq. as above, for Burman Bible,
10,00 John Justin, Philadelphia, for Burman Bible,
2,00 Wm. H. Richards, do. for do.
22,00 King and Queen County, Virginia, for Burman Bible, viz. From Thomas Garnet,
1,00 Dr. John Duval,
1,00 P. B. Pendleton,
1,00 R. S. Pendleton,
,25 Richard Bagly,
5,00 John C. Richards,
1,00 Henry Harrod,
,50 James Smith,
,50 Hugh Campbell,
1,50 Josiah Ryland,
1,00 William Fleet,
,50 Alexander Fleet, Esq.
5,00 Lee Bowlware,
1,00 John Kidd,
,50 Mrs. Elizabeth Motley,
21,75 Mrs. Hannah Davis, Chester Co. Penn. per Rev. W. T. Brantly, 10,00 A friend in Aurora, Ohio, by Rev. John Seward, per Rev. S. H. Cone, 5,00 Geo. Bodie, Nash County, N. Carolina, for Luminary, per Rev. L. Rice, 3,00 Nath'l Harris, Rome, Indiana, for Luminary,
5,00 John Green, for do.
2,00 Solomon Lamb, for do.
3,00 By Solomon Lamb, per Rev. L. Rice,
10,00 Rev. Charles D. Mallary, Columbia, S. C. in full for $10, his first
annual subscription for 5 years, to publish the Bible in Burmah, 1,50 Rev. Jesse Hartwell, Sumpterville, S. C. first annual subscription for five years, for Burman Bible,
10,00 Phineas Phillips, Great Valley, Peon.
10,00 Miss Catherine O'Neill, Philadelphia, Rev. Noah Davis, Philadelphia, first annual subscription, for five years, for publishing the Bible in Burmah,
10,00 Great Valley, Penn. For. Miss. Soc. Joshua Jones, Sec. Edward Siter, Esq. Treas.
40,00 Per Rev. Noah Davis, Philadelphia,
-71,75 York Baptist Missionary Soc. Auxiliary, &c. A. Smith, Jr. Esq.
Treas. it having been contributed as follows, viz. Cornish Female Primary Society,
3,00 York, Cape Neddock, by Rev. O. Barron,
16,50 Wells, by Rev. 0. Barron,
7,68 Kennebunk and Kennebunk Port, by Rev. David James, 20,53 John Twambly, Berwick,
1,00 Alfred and Waterborough,
58,00 A Lady in Morrisville, N. Y. for Bur. Miss. per Mr. Sears,
1,00 A friend, per Mr. E. Lincoln,
2,00 Male and Female Missionary Society, Andover, Vt. per
Mr. Joel Manning,
13,59 H. LINCOLN, Treas.
The following Charge was lately delivered at the Ordination of a young Min
ister at W-. It is submitted for insertion in the Magazine, in the hope that it may benefit others who have just entered into the ministry. EUMENES.
There are times when the ear is open to instruction,
and when the heart is prepared to receive the best impressions. To a Minister his Ordination is one of these times. When he considers the greatness of the work on the one hand, and his own unfitness on the other, he feelingly exclaims, “Who is sufficient for these things ?” He is sensible that much will be expected of him, and how to perform it he knows not. He therefore prays for divine teaching, and looks wistfully to his seniors in the ministry for the benefit of their counsels and experience. He not only receives with gladness, the significant pledge of their confidence and affection in the hand of Fellowship, but knowing his own weakness, he is desirous of being reminded of the duties of an office with which he has been solemnly and publicly invested.
Such, I am persuaded, my brother, are your thoughts and feel. ings, on this occasion. No hour in your previous life can have been so interesting as this, except that in which you committed yourself to Christ. You have entered on a new and important connexion. In the presence of God, and of his people, you have taken upon you the duties and cares of a pastor. You have, no doubt, been anxiously asking yourself-How shall I fulfil these duties, and be sustained under these cares? Permit me, my brother, to give you a few directions.
A great portion of a minister's life should be employed in acquiring and imparting suitable religious instruction. In relation to each of these duties I would stir up your mind by way of remembrance. March, 1830.