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“Being again assembled, as with one accord in our place, mingling in social and religious fellowship, we feel drawn in brotherly love to convey to you, our absent members, not only some little part of the exercises which have been brought forth in our Meeting, but also to communicate to you the deep interest we feel for your welfare, and the concern we feel for the best interest of our beloved Society. i
“We fully realize the sacrifices required to enable our members living remotely to attend the Yearly Meeting and participate in its labors; but those who are thus privileged, will doubtless be messengers of joy and cheer to their brethren at home, as they give to them some account of the comfort and satisfaction experienced in attending this, our annual feast; and may it stimulate you to renewed energy in upholding with them the testimonies of truth, which we as a people are called upon to bear to the world.
“We would have you consider the great value our Society has been to mankind. By the faithfulness and sufferings of our forefathers, they were, in the Divine hand, largely instrumental in the establishment of the great principle of the inalienable right of all men to worship their Creator agreeably to the dictates of their own consciences; a principle based upon the fundamental truth of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.
“If we, in our day, age, and generation, will stand as firmly for the right as they did, our Society may yet become as a city set upon a hill, whose light cannot be hid.
“Our Meeting has been well attended, but it would have been comforting if a larger number of our younger members could have been present. “Feeling allusion was made early in the session to the recent bereavement suffered by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the removal by death of our beloved friend, Samuel J. Leviek. In this affliction we deeply sympathize with them ; his frequent attendance at our Meeting warmly attached him to many of us. “It was lamented that in the rush of daily life so soon are obliterated the footprints of the departed, but we were reminded that, “They mourn the dead who live as they desire,’ and that it is for us to take up the unfinished work of those who have gone before, remembering that the God of our fathers is our God and we can approach Him as they did for all neede help. Relying on this power, if we are faithful in our day, the work of the fathers will be advanced. “The consideration of the answers to the queries gave opportunity for delivery of messages rich in suggestions, full of inspiration, and abounding in encouragement. The reports show no falling off in the attendance of Meetings, and the behavior in them continues most exemplary. “While the subject of love and unity was under consideration attention was called to its comprehensiveness; the obligation is not fulfilled until we have carefully sought out the cause of any lack of unity in the spirit of love, and endeavored to reconcile any differences that may have arisen. Discipline is to be resorted to for purposes of restoration, and always with a view to holding fast to that which we have, in brotherly love. “The subjects of tale-bearing and detraction claimed our earnest thought, and many Friends were concerned to point out the evils involved under this head. He who listens voluntarily, commits as great an offense as he who communicates. We were urged to guard our utterances, especially in the presence of the young, in order that no hurtful bias be given before the judgment is matured. . ... • “In considering the third query we listened to expressions concerning the importance of giving Our children to understand just what our religious profession does consist in ; ambiguity of language here, is far-reaching in its harmful influence. While it may be true that religion does not consist in form of speech and style of dress, there is a religion in faithfulness to principle, and the living principles which we profess should be clearly explained to our children. “By education in the fundamental principles of our Society, by example as well as precept, must we hope to retain our children in full sympathy and unity with the body. “The subject of temperance claimed our thoughtful consideration, and Friends were admonished to put forth renewed efforts to cleanse carefully our own household, and then to push on in the great work of ridding the world of intemperance. “The business of the Meeting is now concluded. We have been greatly favored in the consideration of, and action upon, the various subjects which have claimed our attention, to move forward in the travail and work of the Church with great unity and love, enabling us, in a measure, to bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. Under a feeling sense of thanksgiving and praise to our Heavenly Father for this precious privilege, we affectionately take leave of each other, to meet again at the usual time next year, if in accordance with His will. ROBERT S. HAVILAND, Clerk.”
JEactracts from the Women's Branch.
“Our hearts have thrilled with gratitude to the Father of all sure mercies, that He has permitted us again to assemble, like the disciples of old, to recount what He, in His goodness, has done for us during the past year, and what we, in our blindness, have left undone. We have received earnest exhortations from dedicated sisters, with whose company we are favored, to a feeling of individual responsibility in the transaction of the business, in order that harmony might prevail; that, doing what we can for the edification of others, and being receptive to all good influences, we may return to our homes strengthened by Our intercourse One with another. “We do not feel discouraged over the deficiencies presented in the answers to our queries, since they are intended to fully show the condition of the Society, and if we see remissness in some directions, there are evidences given for cause of encouragement in other ways. Our young people are feeling greater interest, and are finding fields of labor assigned them which have a tendency to keep them with us. “We believe that the Society has sustained a great loss in not maintaining more schools within its own borders; that the immortal souls which have been intrusted to us, and which we desire shall remain in the fold, shall not be exposed to the risk by close association in their youth with others not of our flock, of beeoming ashamed of that simplicity and moderation which our discipline so wisely inculcates, and of those testimonies which make us ‘a peculiar people zealous of good works.’ Friends until their principles are established, we will not be as likely to hear of Meetings being laid down from lack of interest in the young in assisting to maintain them. In Friends’ schools, whether held On First-day or week days, particular attention is paid to self-government, by directing the children's minds to the inner light, which reveals unto them God's will concerning them. This is not taught in other schools. Then, while we endeavor to inspire them with supreme love to God and a desire to be moulded as He may direct, we, also, more than is done in other schools, inculcate that love to man which will make them turn away from evil speaking and wrong dealing, and will incite them to an interest in the Indian and the freedman, and in all those works for the elevation of humanity, in which we, as a Society, have always been interested. “Though the important testimonies for which our forefathers suffered have taken root in the hearts of the people, and we no longer stand alone in favoring peace On earth and good will to all men, yet our standpoint has not yet been reached in this direction, and we need to avoid sending our children to those Schools where military discipline and martial music may counteract the effects of home training. In Friends' Schools the effort is made to induce them to be pure, peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of mercy and of good works. “A fear has been expressed that our children are allowed too much liberty of action in regard to the books they read, lest their young and easily influenced
minds become contaminated by the pernicious litera
ture which floods the land. o “Our friend, Franklin T. Haines, in a visit of gospel love has breathed forth an aspiration for our aged friends that hands may be strengthened and lifted up. May members of small meetings bestimulated by the sacrifices these dear mothers have made, to renewed diligence in helping their own meetings along. Let
If our children can be kept with .
not these meetings look to Outward ministrations, since it is only by the baptism of the Holy Ghost that we can be qualified for the ministry. When we really desire the Bread of Life it will be given in silent waiting as well as in the Sound of words. Byand-bye a mouthpiece may be found among you, and you can say, ‘God was with us and we knew it not.’ “Earnestly did he exhort mothers to give their children unto the Lord in their youth, that as they grow up they may be able to resist the temptation to enter the many avenues of evil to which they will be exposed. In view of the fact that sixty thousand graves are filled every year with drunkards, how can a mother or a sister ever hand forth the Wine Cup 2 “Our temperance committees have presented a lively and encouraging report, and it is their earnest wish that the subject shall claim more attention. They desire the co-operation of all our members in #. endeavors to overthrow the gigantic traffic in 10 uOr. “To the love of God and the word of His power we Commend you, and remain your sisters. “Signed on behalf of the Meeting.
AMANDA FC. MILLER, Clerk.”
EXTRACT FROM JAMES BELLANGEE'S J0URNAL.
“What shall I do that I may have eternal life 2''
This was the inquiry of the rich young man, who was led by the outward law. And Jesus answered him, saying, “Keep the Commandments.” And the young man saith unto him, “Which of them.” Jesus saith unto him : “Thou shalt do no murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness. Honor thy father and thy mother; and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” The young man saith unto him, “All these things have I kept from my youth up ; what lack I yet?” Jesus said unto him, “If thou wilt be perfect, go sell all that thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.”
Although this young man had great possessions, yet he was not in possession of anything that he could give to the poor that would advance them towards Christ or perfection; neither could he with such outward riches, become a Christian himself, whilst his heart was placed on them more than upon God. Therefore it was necessary that he should sell them all for holy and divine things, and that when he gave to the poor, it would be of a heavenly and spiritual nature, such as he had received of the Father.
Go sell all thy confidence in the outward law and carnal ordinances and ceremonies of men, for that inward and spiritual law of God which is revealed in the heart by the spirit of divine truth. He must sell all his desire for that earthly and carnal wisdom of man, for that which is of God, and is spiritually revealed within us, independently of all men, and worth more than all the wisdom of the world. Go sell all the spirit of war, tyranny and oppression, which produceth fear and torment of . mind to all who possess it, for the spirit of peace and universal kindness to all men of every place and nation, for that will give thee boldness in the day of judgment. Go sell all the spirit of anger, wrath and cruelty for
the spirit of heavenly love, mercy and forgiveness,
and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Go sell all the spirit of pride for the meek and humble spirit of Jesus, and thou shalt have riches that fadeth not. Go sell all the spirit of hatred and cruelty for the spirit of sympathy and tenderness, and thou shalt have a spirit of godliness, which is universal love both to thy friends and enemies, and in so doing thou shalt be one of the children of thy Father which is in heaven. Go sell all thy own willings and contrivances which thou hast formed by the hearing of the outward ear concerning pure religion, and thou shalt receive for it the holy and divine will of God, and the truth as it was in Jesus, which will make thee free from all thy old creeds and ceremonies, the work of men's hands, and thy faith in Christ shall be entirely independent of the traditions of men. Go sell all thy false and cruel judgments, which thou hast formed in thy own mind against thy brother by the influence of a carnal spirit in thy earthly and fallen or animal nature, and thou shalt receive for it the true and merciful judgment of God, which He giveth to them that ask Him. Go sell all thy old and earthly evil natures, and thou shalt be a new creature in the spirit of Christ Jesus our Lord.
SAMUEL J. LEWICK.
Read at the close of Richland First-day Morning Meeting, Sixth month 28th, 1885.
In naming their warriors, braves and medicinemen, the Indians give them names expressive of their distinguishing traits. If I were to name Samuel J. Levick in accordance with that rule, I should call him “The man who was not afraid.” Early in life he heard the call of his Divine Master, “Follow thou Me,” and like the disciples of old, with an abiding and unwavering faith he followed Him to the end, walking in the path of duty as it was shown him without fear. It mattered not to him, whether from some obscure alley came the cry of maddened men, or of woman's agony, or from the abode of wretchedness and woe, came the low wail of anguish and human suffering, there he went. Amidst persecutions and revilings he became by word and deed the champion of a downtrodden and despised race, ever ready to stand between the fleeing fugitive from bondage and his pursuing master. The slave-catcher and his minions were foiled in their infamous work, and their would be victims, sent on their way rejoicing. The mandates of the fugitive slave law passed by him as the idle wind, unheeded, for to him the laws of justice and mercy were more potent than the counter laws of the land. As Officer for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in zeal and earnestness of purpose he was second only to its illustrious founder, and the friends of humanity the world over, have cause to cherish his memory for his devotion and efficiency in fulfilling the trust committed to him. Equally faithful and fearless was he as a messenger of the Divine Word unto the people. Believing as he did, and knowing from his own experience, “that the children of the Lord shall be taught of the Lord,” that in “righteousness shall they be established and great shall be their peace;” he felt it to be his mission to call the people away from a dependence upon all outward forms, rituals and observances, to that power ever present within them, which, if
beeded, would teach them as never man taught. In furtherance of this mission he traveled extensively through the length and breadth of the land, asking not for free tickets nor favors by the way, but receiving as his reward for dedication to the work, the ever welcome language so dear to him, of “well done.” The religion that he was called to preach, was not an austere and ascetic belief, requiring its followers to go bowed as a bulrush, clad in garments of sackcloth, with ashes upon their heads, but rather a glorious dispensation foreshadowed by the prophet, which he so often quoted, that would give to its possessors, “Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” To him all the workmanship of his Heavenly Father's hands was full of beauty, and he rejoiced thereat, and felt that by the laws of nature he had life, but that by the Divine law revealed unto him, he had it more abundantly. * Although some may have wished that he could have seen nearer eye to eye with them in some things, yet all accorded unto him an honesty of purpose, and a faithful obedience to the call of his Divine Master unto him. We all loved him, and now that he has been called away, the question comes, upon whom shall the “Mantle of Elijah fall ?” who shall assume the heirship and inherit the name of “The man who was not afraid 7” Whoever it shall be must know of being baptized in the “waters of Jordan,” and bring up “stones of memorial ’’ from the bottom thereof, and obey the call which will surely come unto them as it did unto him, “Follow thou Me.”
For The Intelligencer and Journal.
In the INTELLIGENCER AND Journ AL of Sixth mo. 20th, 1885, there is is an article on this subject, Shall we continue our mid-week meetings? With the sentiments expressed in said article, I believe I have no controversy. I attend mid-week meetings as regularly as I do the meetings on first-days; attend all that it is proper or possible for me to attend, and expect to do so as long as I am able, and can say that I enjoy one as much as the other,and small meetings as much as large OD16S. But there are other standpoints to view this subject from. “Come let us reason together.” Reason with inspiration from God is the guide that will lead into all truth, and out of or away from all error. A majority of our membership believe that their attendance on mid-week meetings is not a necessity, and therefore feel willing to absent themselves, whenever it is most convenient or agreeable to do so. A majority of those who do attend do it because a law of the church makes it a duty which they are not willing to neglect. In examining the records of our Society almost from its infancy, I find complaints of the neglect in the attendance of mid-week meetings, and in answering the query on that subject, “the burden of our song” has been the neglect of mid-week meetings; and one of our great “concerns” has been to enforce a general attendance of our mem. bers on meetings in the middle of the week.