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last named 'Presbytery, it is believed have been their subjects; and in an that nearly two hundred persons have increase of the spirit of prayer, and of experienced the renewing influences of liberality, in the support of the gospel. the Spirit of God, and a large propor- From the General Association of tion of these are the children of pious Connecticut, we learn, that the churchparents, a number of whom are train
es in that state, are not only gathering ing up for the ministry of the gospel. the fruits of the late extensive revivals,
The same benign effects which have but, that the Lord is mercifully estendattended past revivals have attended ing his work of grace to many other these. Professing Christians have been congregations. A large proportion of awakened tn zeal and devotedness to the members of the mission school, at the cause of Christ. And though the
Cornwall, give good evidence of piety, operations of the Holy Spirit, on the
and the establishment answers the most minds of sinners, have been diversified, sanguine expectations of its founders and yet generally they have felt deep and friends. Arrangements are making for pungent convictions of sin, accompa
the extension of the Theological denied with a sense of their undone con- partment of Yale College, with hopeful dition as transgressors of the divine law, prospects of success. and a discovery that salvation can be
From the General Association of found only in Christ. Deep silence has
Massachusetts, we learn, that there is prevailed in the religious assemblies. much reason for thankfulness on ae.
This blessed work has been confined count of the manifestations of the di. to no particular age, or sex, or class of vine presence and blessing. There society. Blooming youth, and hoary
have been, in that part of our country, age-the child seven years old, and the great revivals of religion in the coun. sinner weighed down with the sins of
ty of Berkshire. More than 300 young threeseore years and ten-the infidel, men have been assisted in obtaining an the profane, and the mere moralist education, by the American Education have all been brought to a sense of Society, since its commencement. A their lost condition ; bave been made missionary spirit is much increased, and to bow to the sceptre of the Prince of in Plymouth and Norfolk counties, a Life ; have sought salvation from his Palestine Missionary Society, is estahands, as his free gift ; and, we trust,
blished, which supports a missionary to have found deliverance to their souls, the Holy Land. The Andover Instituthrough his peace-speaking blood. tion still flourishes, and contains 132
Among the means which God, in his students. sovereign good pleasure, has blessed, From the General Convention of to the producing of these blessed ef. Vermont, we learn, that the interfeets, special prayer, on the part of his ests of the Redeemer's kingdom are people deserves first to be mentioned. greatly on the increase in that state. In many congregations, particular days It is true, the want of faithful pastors is have been set apart for fasting and
felt. Of 171 churches, connected with prayer. Concerts for prayer have been the Convention, near half are vacant. held by private Christians, and they
Still the cause of religion is advancing. have frequently met in religious socie- Through the past year there have been ties at the rising of the sun.
great and powerful revivals, in 50 towns, Pastoral visitation from house to in each of which from 15 to 200 perhouse, and, also, visitations by private sons have been received into the Christians, with personal conversation
churches. These revivals still continue, on the concerns of eternity, have been in many places. It is supposed that greatly blessed.
about 2500 persons have joined the In the preaching of the word, the churches during the past year. In Midspirituality of God's law, and its tre. dlebury College there has been a revi. mendous
denounced on sin, val among the students, and two-thirds have been explained and pressed on
of their number are hopefully pious. the consciences of sinners ; they have The spirit of missions is increasing in been warned of their inability to work
the state. Education societies are also out justifying righteou of their formed, and one of these societies in own, and have been solemnly exhorted two years, afforded assistance to 40 to immediate repentance and faith in young men. Christ.
We have heard, with pleasure, of the The fruits of these revivals have exertions which are made in many of been exhibited in the moral reformation our cities, to promote the spiritual wel. produced in the lives of those who fare of Seamen, and of the success
which has attended these exertions. but cherish the hope that this union Places of worship for mariners, are will be productive of the most beneficial opened in several of our seaport towns, effects, and that the great Head of the and both mariners themselves, and their church will bless it to the promotion of families, have received great benefit the interests of his kingdom. from attending the public ordinances of On the whole, the review of the past the gospel The Assembly recom- year is calculated to awaken the most mends to the ministers and members of lively sensations of gratitude, to the our churches, to encourage and promote great Head of the church, for the bless. these useful institutions.
ings which he has bestowed upon it, The Theological Seminary at Prince- and to excite us to more zeal and devoton, continues to enjoy the smiles of tedness in his service. We rejoice in the great Head of the church. A mis- the spread of his gospel. He shall have sionary spirit is diffused among the dominion from sea to sea, and from the students, and a few have already devo- rirer unto the ends of the earth. Reted themselves to the labours and pri- viewing his mercies to his church in vations of a foreign mission. The our land, we are constrained to offer churches are already enjoying the fruits to him our devout praises. Blessed be of this most important institution. The the Lord God, the God of Israel, who Theological Seminary, at Auburn, un- only doeth wondrous things, and blessed der the care of the Synod of Geneva, be his glorious name for erer; and let is flourishing; and efforts are also ma. the whole earth be filled with his glory.king, with encouraging prospects, to
AMEN AND AMEN. establish Theological Seminaries in other parts of our country.
Published by order of the General The Assembly sincerely congratulates
Assembly, the churches, under its care, on the re- Attest, cent union which has been completed between the Presbyterian and the Asso
WM. NEIL, Stated Clerk. ciate Reformed Churches. We cannot Philadelphia, May, 1822.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
During the month of May, 1822. From Rev. R. Forest, collected
Ohio, to constitute the Rev. A. in his church in Stamford,
0. Patterson a member for life Delaware Co. N. Y. $24 18 by the Rev. Mr. Swift,
$30 00 Rev. R. Forest's yearly subscrip. 3 00 Rev. R. F. N. Smith collected on The Sabbath School at Sackett's
a tour to the south and west, 300 00 Harbour, by Dr. Milledoler, 5 00 Do. the first payment of his five Donation from Stephen Van
50 00 Rensselaer, Esq.
50 00 s. Lockwood, annual subscrip. 3 00 Collection at the Annual Sermon
Jos. Barr, to educate two Osage
Wolmer Winnard and Hender-
44 50 Female Cent Soc. of Warwick,
Aux. Soc. of New Hackensack, Orange Co. N, Y. by Mrs. D.
Dutchess Co. by P. Seward, 50 00 Pelton, Treasurer.
16 00 Rev. J. Scrymgeour, Little BriJohn Roy, by do. 1 00 tain, Orange Co. N. Y.
10 00 Auxiliary Society of Greens
Miss M. L. Poe, Sec’ry of Female farms, con by W. H. Jessup, 15 00 Aux. Soc. of Green Castle, Montbly Concert at Rocky Hill,
Penn. by Rev. J. Lind, 31 00 N. J. by C. C. Beatty,
7 00 Gentleman in Hudson, N. Y. 5 00 C. Vandeveer's family Mission
Wilmington, Delaware,collected Box, of do. by do.
1 00 at the Monthly Concert in the Miss A. E. Denison, Treasurer of
2d Presbyterian Church, by the Sackett's Harbour Sabbath
Rev. E. W. Gilbert,
19 50 School Society, by Rev. Dr. Miss J. B. of do. by do, avails of Proudfit, 5 00 her industry,
00 Mr. J. Tenbroeck, of Flatbush, Miss M. C. B. of do. by do. avails Kingston, Ulster Co. N. Y. by
3 50 Rev. C. D. Westbrook 100 00 Female Cent Soc. of Sewichly,
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,
During the Month of March, 1822.
Brandywine Hundreds Female
Bible Society, Del.
Fairfield District Bible Soc.S.C. 151 00
Somerset County Bible Soc. Me. 45 00
Providence Marine Bible Soc.
Chataque Co. Bible Soc. N. Y. 71 00
Philadel. Young Men's Bible Soc. 204 82
Fairfield Co. Bible Soc. Conn. 6 60
Chestertown and Kent Co. F.B.
Smithfield Bible Society, N. C. 60 00
Charleston Marine Bible Soc.S.C.168 00
Massachusetts Bible Society 611 93
Herkimer Co. Bible Soc. N. Y.
New-York Bible Society, N. Y. 195 25
Norfolk Bible Society, Va. 139 50
Saratoga Co. Bible Soc. N Y. 166 00
Palmyra Female Bible Soc, N.Y. 21 87
Millcreek Fem. Bible Soc. Ohio 50 00
Remittance for Bibles from a Society
Philad. Female Bible Soc. Pa.
From Annual Subscribers,
From various Subscribers, by
150 00 New Auxiliary Societies recognised
in March, 1822.
Rev. John Marsh, Haddam, Corres-
30 00 Wilmington, Christiana, and Brandy.
wine Hundreds Female Bible Society,
Del. Mrs. A. M. M‘Mullan, Wilming-
ton, Corr. Secretary,
Chestertown and Kent County F. Bible
Society, Md. Mrs. Sarah B. Blake,
District of Columbia, Mrs. Sarah
Wheaten, Washington, Corr. Sec.
Shenandoah County, Va.B.S. Charles U.
Lovell, Woodstock, Cor. Secretary,
Lincolnton B. Society, N. C. Dr. James
Randolph County B. Society, N. C.Col.
Benjamin Elliot, Ashboro', Cor. Sec,
Wilkesboro' Bible Soc. N. C. Wm. P.
Waugh, Wilkesboro', Cor. Secretary,
North Carolina University Bible Society,
Franklin Co. Bible Society, N. C. Joel
C. B 5th year