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“Say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold, thy salvation cometh.”

No. 1. CARLISLE, JULY 25, 1823. vol. II. print but a few hundred copies over the aINTRODUCTION. mount at present called for those therefore

In commencing the next half year of our labors, we would merely obserse, that our prospects are much more flattering than when we commenced before; we have hopes of seeing, during the course of our next volume several important measures entered into for the prosperity of Zion. Under such auspicious anticipations we are encouraged to believe, that the Miscellany will be a means well calculated to promote their object, and a vehicle in which can be circulated to advan* tage, information relative to them. We shall not renew any promises to our patrons, because those already made, stand on record before us, which we shall ever endeavor to keep in view, For the purpose of compensating our agents in some measure, for the trouble which must necessarily arise from a prompt discharge of the duties attached to a situation of this kind, the following will be allowed, which, though small, is all that can be afforded, owing to the very low terms on which the paper is issued. Any person becoming responsible for five

copies, shall receive the sixth; provided bet

forwards the amount of those for whom he becomes responsible, when due. For every subscriber above this number,he shall be entitled to a proportioned compensation Where we have made exertions ourselves, and procured a number of subscribers on our own responsibility, agents, for receiving and forwarding to the editors all subscription money, shall, for eleven subscribers, receive a eopy of the Miscellany. For all above this number in the same proportion. We feel under obligations to those gentlemen who undertook, and have acted in that capacity with promptitude. We request Clergymen, private individuals, Post masters, and other persons, who may be interested or benefitted by such a publication, to use their influence in procur

who wish to procure it from the beginning of this volume, had better apply soon. We are highly delighted to find, that the subject of a “Young Men’s Missionary Society,” has become the theme of conversation. From this fact we are encouraged to hope, that something of importance will be the result of the investigation. We have always been disposed to think, that our young men have not had feelings sufficiently alive to the welfare of perishing heathen. If it has been so arranged by the Great Head of the church, that through the means of man, His designs are to be accomplished, how can professed fol. lowers of Christ reconcile the matter to their consciences, who do not take any interest in the important undertaking? It is not known how this contradiction can be reconciled.— Either in one way or other there appears to be a palpable absurdity. Let any one who wishes to know the truth,-in order that he may take such a course as will entirely free him from all reflections, or compunctions; keep his profession clear from censure, and sfulfil his duty to God—but examine into the manner in which He is wont to accomplish the fulfilment of every promise and prophecy. For the purpose of illustrating the meaning here designed to be conveyed, we shall refer to some practical facts laid down in His word: We say God has ever carried on his works of mercy, on earth, through man. He made Moses the instrument, by which the Children of Israel were to be released from bondage. By him were all the miracles of the occasion wrought. At his command, God sent forth the judgments and plagues upon Pharaoh. And when Moses stretched forth his arm over the mighty deep, it was rent assunder. Follow these devoted children to their promised land. Could not God have delivered the inhabitants of Jeric, to them, without the labor or delay to which, they were subjected to undergo, of encom

ing subscribers to this paper. We intend to

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