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rest assured, that the tears of those || appoint twenty-one persons, who shall who sigh and cry for the abominations be members of said societies, to be of the land, will not be forgotten, nor |called The Baptist Board of Foreign their exertions unrewarded. Though || Missions for the United States. Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be 4. The Board shall employ mis glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and sionaries, and conduct all the execu. my God shall be my strength. tive business.
5. Such persons only as are in full BAPTIST CONVENTION FOR MISSIONARY communion with some regular church
of the Baptist denomination, and who Soon after it was known in Ameri- furvish satisfactory evidence of genu: ca, that Messrs. Judson and Rice had ine piety, good talents, and fervent changed their opinions on the subject||zeal for the Redeemer's cause, are to of baptism, and had joined the Baptist be employed as missionaries. church in Calcutta, measures were ta 6. The officers of the Board shall ken by persons of the same denomi- be a President, two Vice Presidents, a pation in this country to support them Treasurer, a Corresponding and a Re. as missionaries in the employment ofcording Secretary. the Baptist churches in the U. States. The
remaining articles relate to the Several societies were formed for this duties of the officers, the mode of purpose before the return of Mr. Rice transacting business, and of altering to America in September 1813. Soon the constitution. after his return, he entered upon a The next meeting of the Conven journey to the southern states, with a tion is to be held at Philadelphia, on view to assist in the formation of Fo-| the first Wednesday in May, 1817, OR reign Mission Societies. The result is, which day a sermon is to preached that such societies have been formed before the Convention, and a collecin nearly all the states of the union. tion to be made. The great outlines of the plan are two A Board of Commissioners was apthat the members of these societies pointed, the officers of which are as engage to make an annual payment, follows: and are represented in a triennial con- Rev. Thomas Baldwin, D. D. of Bosvention, which is styled, The General ton, President. Missionary Convention of the Baptist Rey. Henry Holcombe, D.D. of PennDenomination in the United States of sylvania, * America, for Foreign Missions. Rev. William Rogers, D. D. of Phila
A Convention of this kind met at delphia, V. Presidents. Philadelphia, on the 18th of May last,|| Mr. John Cauldwell, of New York, consistingof thirty-three delegates from Treasurer.
Şocieties in eleven states. The dele-Rev. Williaan Slaughton, D. D. of Phigates proceeded to deliberate on a plan delphia, Corresponding Secretary, of combined operations, and adopted Rev. William White, of Pennsylvaa constitution, which is in substance as nia,* Recording Secretary. follows:
The Board took Messrs. Judson and Art. 1. Gives the names of the as- Rice under their particular care and sociation as above expressed.. direction, and provided for their sup
2. There shall be a triennial con-| port as missionaries. They expressed vention composed of not more than thanks to Mr. Rice for his zealous, two delegates from each missionary | disinterested and faithful services; society, or other religious body, of the land directed, that he should be emBaptist denomination,which shall con ployed, for a reasonable time, to contribute one hundred dollars, or more, tinue his itinerant services in the Uni. to the general missionary fund.
* The towns in which these gentlemen re 3. This convention shall triennially side are not known to the Editor.
one ted States, with a view to excite thell and pungent. One or two of them to public mind more generally to engage had been as thoughtless and rude as im in missionary exertions. Mr.Rice com-| any in the Seminary. These cases
mitted to the Board about $1000, attracted universal attention throughwhich he had received from Foreign out the College, and the pious StuMission Societies and individuals, for dents began to visit from room to
the purposes of the institution, during room, exhorting their companions, and in his tour. He made a communication || praying with those under distress of be to the Board, in which grateful notice mind. The Students of the Theolo
is taken of the hospitality, kindnessgical Seminary also began to visit and generosity which he had experi- the College, particularly to lead the enced in a great variety of instances. inquirer, and warn the careless; and
The Board enumerate seventeen some of them were thus employed alauxiliary societies as having been almost the whole time. The officers of ready formed, the aggregate of whose the College blessed God, and took annual payments, and of the payments courage. from societies about being formed, is “ The pious students of the College estimatud at 85,850. Several socie- had been in the habit of assembling at ties have since been formed, particu- each others' rooms every evening for larly in Vermont and New Hampshire. prayer. The other students now beThe balance in the Treasury of the gan to ask liberty to meet with them, institution, May 25, 1814, was 1,556 and their rooms were soon crowded. dollars and 67 cents.
It is believed that their number, on The pamphlet from which this no- such occasions, is now often from 60 tice is taken, was published by order to 70. Other meetings for prayer have of the Convention, and contains an || also been established. The President address on the subject of missions, | meets the students one evening in and the substance of a serinon preach-, each week to instruct and exhort them ed on the occasion by the Rev Dr.relative to the concerns of their souls. Furman.
Panoplist. On such seasons,almost the whole Col
lege attend. REVIVAL OF RELIGION IN PRINCETON, “ The work seems still progressioz.
New cases of awakening frequently Extract of a letter from a gentleman inPrince-occur. I need not tell you that those
ton, dated February 1, 1915. who have obtained a hope of salvis« The Lord has literally been found tion, love one another as brethren. of them that asked not after Him.---|| You need only see them, to be reThe revival first appeared in the Col-minded of David and Jonathan. Conlege on the 12th ult, the day of our versation about religion is, I believe, National Fast. Of the immediate in the common talk in the College. The struments in beginning this attention, number of those who are believed to I can give no account; nor have I be deeply interested for their souls, is heard any person pretend to do it.* somewhere about forty; and about The good hand of our God, it is verily trenty of those are rejoicing in hope. believed, was upon it, and thus began Some of almost every state which the work. The very first subjects of sends students here, are the subjects this revival were some of the Stu- of the revival. It is remarkable, that dents, first as to scholarship in the Col- the most influential young men in the lege. Their convictions were deep College have been awakened. This,
* It has been credibly reported that the re- humanly speaking, has been a most vival cominenced on the full confession and favorable circumstance. Tho exerci. humble acknowledgement, and restoration, of a student, who was a ringleader in vice, and ses of the enquiring have been very who had been expelled the College for his flac rational, and in a number of instances, gitious wickedness.
EU Ch. Alag. very deep and affecting. Nothing en
lished as may
thusiastic, or even bordering upon it, ||techise them, to pray with and for them, has been seen. Their views of sin ap- and inquire into the state of their minds. pear to be correct: and the deep distress, in almost every instance, has
A full and respectable meeting of com. originated from a desire to feel more the county of Oneida, was held in Clin
mittees from several Moral Societies in deeply affected with a sense of sin, ton, the 2d Wednesday in March, for the and more anxiety about their souls. pûrpose of devising some uniform and efA jealous fear lest their serious im- fective mode of operation for the suppressions should wear off, seems uni-pression of vice and immorality, when it versal among them. What I consider was resolved, that, for the information of as remarkable as almost anything those who may be ignorant of the statute belonging to this work, is the sudden laws of this state, such extracts be pub
be deemed useful. change which some of them profess to have met with, and which, in the judg-|OFFICERS OF THE WESTMORELAND MO'ment of charity, is believed real. In
RAL SOCIETY.....1815. a number of instances, within three Hon. JAMES Dean, President. or four days, or at most, a week, from TRJEMAN Enos, Esq. Rec. Sec'ry. the first serious impressions, they have Mr. Joel
BRADLEY, Corres. Sec'ry. been rejoicing in hope of pardon and
Messrs. Elisha Cook,
Charles Doolittle, eternal life; and they have been able
Daniel Seely, to give a satisfactory reason for their
Salmon Laird, hope. The revival has not extended
Jared Chittenden, into the town:", N. York Com. Adver.
THE DEATH OF THE SAINT AND SINNER In this town the church was small, and
CONTRASTED. po prospect of an increase; tho’ the few Welcome, sweet hour! the dying Chrisreligious persons in the place were very
tian cries, earnest in their prayers that a time of re- While pleasure sparkles in his swimning freshing might come. Under the preach eyes; ing of one sermon, by a young minister, Period at once of sorrow and of sin, many were deeply impressed with their Corporeal anguish and the war within: ill desert and total depravity....so that o what blest objects open to my sight! they earnestly inquired what must we My God! my Saviour! and the realıns do to be saved?” They having no stated
of light ! preaching, the neighboring ministers con- O what perfection! what divine employ! tributed their labors to the forwarding of|| What an eternity of love and joy! the work. The subjects of the awaken-Not so the Sinner... Death uplifts his dart, ing, (about 60 in number) have been ra- | And aims the point impoisoned at his tionally convinced of their entire depen
heart : dance on sovereign divine goodness for|| How his lips quiver...How his eyeballs the pardon of sin, and sanctification of
glare! their natures.
Jan. 1815. How his soul labors with intense despair!
Ah, wretched creature! whither shall A Society has been formed in Tren I fly! ton, (Oneida county) the past winter ;|Clinging to life, and yet compelled to diel by the constitution of which, the mem-To die ! oh, what is that! I must appear bers bind themselves, to have all their Before that God whom I refused to hear, children baptised....to restrain all under To love, to honor...whose avenging ire their care from every immoral practice Will plunge me deep into the lake of fire! and vain amusement....to watch over Forever! oh, forever there to dwell! each other....to read the scriptures, and Ah, there's the horror, there's the hell of pray in their families daily....to have all hell! under their care attend public worship; And that's my doom!”....Convulsions and, when practicable, to have all under seize his breath...
ir care together once a month to ca-|| His accents faulter, and he sinks in death.
UTICA CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE.
This period of his life was, however, AF TIIE VENERABLE FATHERS OF NEW-ENGLAND. | attended with events infinitely more
(Continued from page 270.) important. During his ardent pursuit
REV. MR. HOOKER. IN the early period of our history, ed the Holy Spirit of God to impress
of the acquisition of science, it pleasMr. Hooker was universally consider. his mind with the deepest concern for ed the great pillar of the Connecticut his immortal interests. His conviccolony. As he ranked among the first tions of sin were long and very powscholars of the age, he possessed moreerful ; his apprehensions of divine learning than any man in the colony; wrath filled his soul with a distress not more, perhaps, than any in New-Eng to be expressed. In the anguish of his land. The soundness of his judgment, heart, he often cried out, While I suf; and his attachment to the cause of truth
fer thy terrors, O Lord, I am distracted. were not less than his learning; and (During this interesting scene, he recei- : all these were directed, with an upright ved great help from a pious man who zeal and unwearied exertions, to the provided for him his board, to whom . noble design of rearing a Christian he communicated all his distresses.commonwealth. No legislator or di- But it pleased the divine Spirit, at vine ever labored for a worthier ob.
length, to appear for his relief, to reject, and the efforts of no one were
move his painful burden, and give him ever crowned with a more animating
a humble hope in a Saviour's meroy.
Possessed of a strong spirit, with an Mr. Thomas Hooker was born at
ardent thirst for worldly eminence and Marfield in Leicestershire, in the year literary fame, great was the struggle 1586. His parents were persons of|| before his heart would submit, uncontaste and property, and having design- ditionally, to God. In view of this ed this son for a liberal education, they
scene, he afterwards observed, “ That were much encouraged to pursue
in the time of his agonies, he could object of their wishes, by the early in
reason himself to the rule, and condications of uncommon genius which
clude that there was no way but subappeared in his childhood. He was| mission to God, and lying at the foot educated at the University of Cam- of his mercy in Christ Jesus, and waitbridge, which, by the serious part of ing humbly there, till He should please the nation, was at that time much pre- to persuade the soul of his favor. Noferred to the University of Oxford.vertheless, when he came to apply this After completing the period of his pu-l rule to himself, in his own condition, pitage, he was elected a Fellow of his reasoning would fail him, he was Emmanuel College.* In his fellow- able to do nothing." Having obtained ship, he was much esteemed for his
some relief from his burden, he was rapid advancement in science, and for
attentive to the duties of religion the erudition displayed in his public and to a careful examination of himperformances.
*He was probably educated at that College, self, by which means he made a happy though I do not find that tact particularly progress in the divine life, and found mentioned.
This hope continuaily strengthened in VOL. 2. NO
the Lord. The thorough acquaintance fellow men, he was' not forgotten of he now obtained of himself, with a the Spirit of God. His ministry was careful observation of the dealings of attended with a distinguished blessing, God's Spirit, laid the foundation for to a sensible reformation of the manthat extraordinary skill in teaching dis-ners of the town, to the suppression of tressed souls, which he afterwards pos- | many immoral and dangerous practisessed, beyond almost any other man.ces, to the saving instruction of many
Mr. Hooker now resolved to de- heirs of salvation. But it pleased a vote himself to the work of the gospelholy God that this faithful servant of ministry, and directed his studies to a his truth should live in the time of the preparation for the sacred employ- Laudean persecution, while he was ment. He continued a number of just such a character as the sticklers years at the University, he preached for conformity could not endure. considerably, and, by the extensive In common with many persons of learning and thorough knowledge of great learning and piety, who were adivinity contained in his sermops, ac-mong the first ornaments of the church, quired much reputation. At what Mr. Hooker believed many of the rites time he left the seat of learning, 1 of the religious establishment to be have not been able exactly to discov- wholly unscriptural, an improper burer. It appears likely that he was then den upon the divine institutions of the pear thirty-five years of age, having gospel, calculated to despoil religion been a preacher for four or five years. of its divine purity, and corrupt the
Leaving "Cambridge, he resided minds of his people from the simplicity some time in the vicinity of London, that is in Christ. Though he was no where his public ministrations soonschismatic, though he made no atexcited much attention, and procured tempt to create divisions or excite parfor him an uncommon degree of popu- ty distinctions, only neglecting to larity. His public discourses possess-comply with the artificial ordinances ed a great share of acuteness of|of prelatic authority ; by the jealous thought, of extensive reading, with the eye of persecution, he could not be deepest sense of the worth of the Me-overlooked. His extensive learning, diator's kingdom and immortal souls, his persevering industry, his humble, and were delivered with an animation self-denying life, his ardent zeal for which made an impression upon every Christ, gave him an influence which hearer. In private, he was much re- ill comported with that systematic sorted to, to resolve cases of con-purpose of ecclesiastical tyranny,which science, to relieve the distress of des- determined to enforce all the claims ponding Christians, to counsel and in- and appointments of the hierarchy.struct inquiring sinners. While employ. He was, therefore, under the necesed in this unsettled state, his laborssity of relinquishing his favorite emwere signally attended with the divine ployment, of ministering publicly for blessing, to the joy of many immortal Christ; and retiring at a little distanee souls.
from Chelmsford, he set up a school, About the year 1624, Mr. Hooker to which great numbers of youths soon accepted of a call from the congrega- resorted, to enjoy the benefit of his tion at Chelmsford, the shire town of instructious. One of his pupils was Essex, and was settled in that place | Mr. John Elliot, afterwards the famous with very favorable prospects. The minister of Roxbury, in New-England. town being large, and the vicinity po- In reference to this period of his life, pulous, the fame of his ministry soon Mr. Elliot afterwards observed, “ To produced a very great congregation. this place I was called, through the inWhile he was indefatigable in his la-||finite riches of God's mercy in Christ bor, wholly devoted to the service of Jesus to my poor soul. For here the bis Lord and the best interests of his Lord said unto my dead soul, live; and