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Vol. XVIIL— 1867. 



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The Home Ain> Foreiqk Record is issued monthlj, at fifty cents ft 
year for a single copy. Packages to one address, at twenty-five cents 
each copy. Payment in advance. 

Packages are delivered free of charge in New York, Baltimore, Troy» 
Cincinnati, Wheeling, and Pittsburgh. 
Orders and money in payment should be addressed to 

Peteb Walker, 
821 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. 


The following action was taken at the General Assembly held in Cin- 
cinnati, in 1850, in regard to the " Home and Foreign Record." 

Resolved^ As the action of the last Oeneral Assembly has resulted in 
the establishment of the '' Home and Foreign Record," that paper is 
hereby recommended, and the ministers and churches are urged to exert 
ihemtelves to place it in every family^ as the organ, indirectly, of the 
church, on many important subjects. 

The Assembly held in Philadelphia, 1853, 

Resolved^ That it be recommended to all our pastors to endeavour to 
inereaee the dreulation of the '' Home and Foreign Record," the organ of 
the Boards of the church, in order that our churches may be better 
acquainted with their respective plans and operations, and be induced to 
contribute more liberally towards their support 

The Assembly held at Nashville, Tennessee, in 1855, 

Resolved, That our ministers and elders be earnestly exhorted to secure 
a wider circulation to the " Home and Foreign Record," now published 
at so reduced a price as to make it accessible to the poorest members of 
ear church. 

The Assembly held at New York, in 1856, 

Resolved, That while the Assembly finds so much cause for gratitude 
and encouragement in the prosperity and usefulness of this Board, and so 
much to commend in the energy and economy with which its affitirs have 


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been conducted, it cannot forbear to give utterance to the painful feelings 
which are caused by the fact that there are still very many churches 
which have not, as yet, contributed anything to the Colporteur funds of 
the Board, and that there are still so many families in our church who do 
not take either the " Home and Foreign Record " or " The Sabbath-School 
Visitor." The Assembly reiterates its earnest exhortations to our minis- 
ters and ruling elders to endeavour to secure a more general circulation 
of these papers among the members of our church. 

The Assembly held at Lexington, Kentucky, in 1857, 

Resolved^ That while the Assembly is highly gratified at the increasing 
patronage extended from every part of the church to the " Home and 
Foreign Record" and "The Sabbath-School Visitor," yet it regrets to 
learn that there is still a large proportion of its families and members 
who do not receive these periodicals. The Assembly would therefore 
earnestly recommend its ministers and sessions to use all practicable 
means to extend the circulation of these important papers in their re- 
spective vicinities. — Minutes, p. 25. 

Moreover, on the first Sunday evening of every month, or on other 
occasions, and from time to time, let the people hear from their minister 
a detailed account of our various Foreign Missions in succession, with a 
description of the religious condition of the people, and the beginning 
and progress of the church's work nmong them. That to this end our 
ministers take pains themselves carefully to read the " Home and Foreign 
Record" and Foreign Missionary,^ so far as to know what is being 
done by our missionaries ; and that they also further the circulation and 
encourage the reading of these publications in their congregations. — P. 21. 

The Assembly held at Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1859, 

Resolved, That the Assembly would especially commend the " Hom« 
and Foreign Record" to a more general patronage throughout the 
church ; trusting that in its diligent perusal, members of the communion 
might catch more of the spirit of missions and of Christian benevolence 
60 richly pervading its columns. They also recommend <^ The Sabbath- 
School Visitor" as a most excellent publication to be circulated through 
•ur Sabbath-schools and among the -ehildren of our charge. — Min%de$^ 
p. 545. 

And the Assembly held at Cincinnati, in 1867, 

Resolved, That it be enjoined upon the Presbyteries nnder the care 
ef this General Assembly, to recommend in the most earnest manner the 
introduction ^f the *' Home and Foreign Reoord" into every congregation 
within their bounds, and that the see^ns of ohurekes subtract from the 
aggregate of their annual subscriptions a sufficient amount to place the 
<' Record" in the hands of all our &miliee and pewholders. — Minutes^ 
p. 818. 

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Abstract of the Annual Report for 1866-7, 

Abundant Labours, 218. 
Appeal to Seaaions of Churches, 241. 

Cheered in hia Work, 74 

Cheering Results, 73. 

Church built, 147. 

■ delinquent, 25. 

Converted Heathen aid Missions in 

America, 98. 
Courage, 266. 

Death of an Elder, 75. 
Discouragements, 145. 

Early Death, 27. 
East gives back to the West, 98. 
Encouraging to weak Churches, 1. 
Encouragements, 145. 

God sends the Superstitious to this Land 

to meet his Truth, 97. 
Good Spirit, 2. 

Results, 97. 

Qfpwth and Success, 2. 

Home Missions a Necessity, 265. 

Ill-advised Parsimony, 25, 

Incidenta in Missionary life, 146. 

Inside View, 121. 

Interesting View, 1, 49. 

Itinerant Labours, peculiar need for 

them in many parts of our Land, 


Live Missionary, 1. 

Maintenance of Rights, 266. 
Missionary Labour in Iowa, 196. 
Missionary's Wife speaks for many others 

Patient Working, 26. 
People had a Mind to work, 1. 
Pleasant Tidings, 218, 
Pillar removed, 75. 

Receipts, 3, 27, 51. 75, 99, 123, 148, 172, 

196, 220, 244, 268. 
Revival, 74. 
Right Spirit, 49. 
V iews prevailing, 265. 

Sad loss to an Important Field, 27. 
Self-denials, 121. 
Self-sustaining, 2. 

Sessions of Presbyterian Churches, ap- 
peal to, 242. 
" Sown seed soon ripens," 217. 

Table showing the amount contributed 
to the Board of Domestic Missions 
from March 1, 1866, to March 1, 1807, 
by Synods and Presbyteries, and the 
amount due or paid in return to them, 
during the same period, for the sup- 
port of their Missionaries, 193. 

Thankfulness for any Tokens of Success, 

Western Work, 267. 
Word from the South, 123. 


Beautiful Life, 101. 

Best uninspired Book in the world, 245. 
Bleseings of the Year past, 150. 
Blest old Age. 223. 

Ganoll College. 127. 

Coloured Candidates, a helping Hand to, 

DsT of Pnyer (ox Youth and Schools, 

Did you mean that Prayer? 271. 

Easy! Doctor 7. 

Educational Items, 200. 
"Even me," 175. 

Faith : What two great Generals think 

of it, 221. 
Fish worth catching, 78. 
Forget not the Common School, 176. 
Future of the great Negro Race, 173. 

General Convention for Prayer, 248. 
Giving to the Church of Christ an evi- 
dence of Love to Christ, 79. 
"Good Dr. Wood," 102. 
"Go to Work, Man ! Hke a Slave," 147. 

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Gleanings from the Testimony of Paators, 

Half- Century of the Work of Education, 

" He prayed a great deal," 127. 
" Home and Foreign Record," 272. 
Hopkins. Mrs. Sally, 223. 
How shall the Church be educated to 

give? 223. 
Hymn for the Morning Hour, 175. 

Interest in Students around you, 199. 
Items, 200, 224, 248. 

Lacked ye anything ? 127. 

" Little cloud out of the sea," 6, 

"LivingGod,"The, 8, 32. 

Money, 77. 

— — - from a Foreign Church, 8. 

National Presbyterian Convention, 269. 
Negro Linguist, 222. 
Noble Resolution, 126. 

One Hundred Dollars, 272. 

Our Aarons and our Hurs, 197. 

" Our Father's God" : An account of our 

First National Revival, 56. 
Our Sabbath, 29, 

Power of the Pastor, 63. 

Receipts. 8, 32, 56, 80. 103, 127, 152, 
170, 200, 224, 248, 27a 

Reminder to Non-Contributing Presby- 
teries, 152. 
Renewed Strength, 80, 
Revival in Progress, 56. 
Romanist Education, 270, 
Roots by the River, 247. 
Rubinkam, H. AV. Death of, 272. 

Schools for Foreign Population, 151. 
Scriptures, thorough Study of, 199. 
Season for Prayer, 5. 
Stirring Words from another Missionary, 

Sun behind the Cloud, 125. 

Testimony from an African Student^ 

Thoughts after a Period of Special Prayer, 

Tusculum College, East Tennessee, 78. 

Van Rensselaer Institute, 56. 

Vital Importance of Academies in the 

Church, 246. 
Visit to Geneseo, 31. 
Voice to Young Men from the Heathen 

World, 7. 
Volume called for, 198. 

Way to make Teachers and Preacheriy 

What a Transient Visit may accomplish, 


- a Word from Jesus might do, 174. 

Who will help the Schools? 222. 


Creek Mission, a church formed, 18L 

Africa. Corisco Mission, 61, 109, 131, 

. Liberia Mission, 227. 

Annual Collections, 273. 

Meeting of the Board, 105, 129. 

Answers to Queries, 82, 131, 202. 

Baptism at Tungchow,13. 

Canton, 14. 

Boys' Boarding School at Shanghai, lOS. 

Brazil, 157. 


China. Canton Mission, 156. 

Nin^po Mission, 203. 

Peking Mission, 155. 

Shanghai Mission, 59, 107, 132. 

Shantung Mission, 107. 178, 276. 

manv Inhabitants in, 39. 

Chinese in California, 133, 252. 

Sermon, 37. 

— openly a Religious People, 39. 
Colombia Mission, 110. 

Creek Mission re-commenced, 33. 

Darkness and Light in New Qranada, 

Encouragement in Siam, 84. 
Estimate of Expenses for 1867-8, 154. 

Finances of the Board, 130. 
Futtehgurh, Work of Missions at, 82, 132, 

General Aspect of Missionary Work at 

Corisco, 206. 
Girls' Boarding School at Chefoo, 178. 
Shanghai, 59. 

Gospel Incidents in Europe, 35. 
Green, Rev. D.D., Letter from, 203. 

Happer, Rev. Dr. Letter from 156. 
Hepburn, Dr. J. C, Letter from Japan, 

" Home and Foreign Record," 11. 
I Hopeful Converts at Corisco, 131. 

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Hopefnl Si^ns among the Chinese in Cali- 
fornia, 252. 

India. Farrokhabad Mission. 83. 182. 

Lodiana Mission, 60, 230, 250. 

Interesting "inqniren" at Shanghai, 

Japan, 36, 107. 178. 

Eying Ling- Yin, The late Rey., 12. 

La Force, France, Benevolent Institu- 
tions at, 253. 

Laoe, Mission to the, 158. 

Loomis, Key. A. W. Letters from. 

Martin, Bey. Dr. Letter from, 155. 
Missionary Life in India. 180. 204. 
Missionaries and Assistant Missionaries 
sent out, 130. 

under appointment, 131. 

Mission Tours from Eawal Pindi, 60. 
Missions among Romanists in Europe, 
• 34, 134, 182. 

Hassan, Key. R. H. removed to Benita, 

on the mainland, 61. 
Native Agents in India, 227. 
Not alone, 227. 

Our Struggle with Hinduism, 205. 

Petchabnri, Siam. 15. 
Power of the Bible alone, 182. 
Pray for the Indians, 226. 
Prayer of Faith, 12. 

Preaching in Hindu Villages, 230, 250. 
Questions and Answers, 82, 131, 202. 

Receipts, 16, 38, 63, 87. Ill, 135, 159, 

IM, 207, 231. 255. 277. 
Recent Intelligence, 9, 39, 57, 81, 106, 

129. 153, 177. 201, 225, 249. 274. 
Review of a Year's Work at Chefoo, 

China, 59. 


Africa, 109. 
Romanists, Missionaries among, 34, 134, 

Seminoles, Visit to, 85. 

— Religious Meetings among, 253. 

Siam, 15, 58, 84. 275. 

How the missionaries view their 

Work, 207. 
Siamese Converts, 275. 
" Some are giving their Hearts to Christ,** 

Summary View of the Foreign Missions 

of the Presbyterian Churcn, May L 

1867, 228. 

Think of the Hindus, 110. 

Thoughts on Missions, January 1, 1867, 

Two Ripe Sheaves gathered, 155. 
Training of a Siamese for the Ministry, 


Welcome of Rev. P. H. Pitkin at Bogo- 
ta, 110. 
Witchcraft Murders on Corisco, 14. 

Year's Work in Japan reviewed, 3d. 


Acknowledgments, 66, 91. 

Alexander. Rev. Dr. J. W. Impressions 

of his Early Reading. 283. 
Annual Collection, 891, 113. 
Appeal, 281. 
Arkansas, Letter from, 67. 

Bad Books, 43. 

for the Soul. 285. 

Books ill Virginia, 138. 

"Children's Praise,*' 259. 
"Coins of the Bible," 68. 
Colporteurs Wanted, 65. 

Work. 157. 

Companions — Books, 139. 

Dead, yet Speaking, 257. 

Distribution Fund; Appeal for the, 281. 

Eariy Reading, Impressions of, 283. 

English Sailor, 28a 

Franklin, Dr. his eariy Reading, 210. 

General Assembly. Action of on Board 

of Pablication, 164. 
Get Books that will last, 258. 

Help Needed, 257. 

Hogue, Rev. A. A. appointed District 
Superintendent of Colportage for the 
States of Kentucky and Tennessee^ 

Hymnal, The, 90, 209. 
18mo edition, 259. 

Important Views, 66. 

Indian Territory, Letter from the, 186w 

Infant Salvation, 67. 

Interesting Incidents, 185, 233. 

Keep the Min4 pure, 259. y 

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Kind Words from Miflsouri, 233w 

L^cies, 89. 
Literary Notices, 43. 

Minutes of Assembly, 186, 209. 

New Publications, 19, 44, 68, 92, 139, 

163, 187, 211, 236, 259, 284. 
Noveia^ their tendency, 210, 

One Tract, 43. 

Our Annual Collection, 89, 113. 

Books and Tracts in New York, 19. 

— the West In- 
dies. 210. 

Wants, 41. 

Outside Testimony, 282. 

Pundits and Tracts, 43. 
Keading for Sailors, 259. 

Receipts, 20, 44, 68, 92. 116, 140. 165, 

188, 212, 236, 261, 284. 
Religious Juvenile Reading, 17. 

Sabbath-school Library for Bible Classes 
and Teachers, 19. 

Sabbath-school Visitor, 19, 187. 

Sunday-school Library Books, 138. 

Synod of Indiana, and the Board's Pub- 
lications, 18. 

Tendency of Novels, 210. 
Tract by the Wayside, 157. 

in a Bible, 42. 

needed, 90. 

Truth, The, 211. 
well told, 188. 

Value of Good Books,163. 
Words from Colporteurs, 41. 


Aid to Churches in places not destitute, 

Annual Circular, 162. 
Another Year, 117. 

Gravel Wall or Concrete Buildings, 189. 

New building material, 69. 

Ornamented Churches, 21^ 

Our Fiscal Year, 69. 

Receipts, 21. 45, 69, 93, 117, 141, 165,. 

189, 213, 237, 261, 285. 
Remittances, 285. 

Spring Meetings of Presbyteries, 93. 
Suggestions, 93, 141, 

The Situation, 285. 


Annual Report, 166. 

Bequests, 91 

Character of the Fund, 118. 

Receipts, 22, 46, 70, 94, 118, 142, 166, 
190, 214, 238, 262, 286. 

Resolutions of the General Assembly, 

Thanks, 46. 

Who are aided, 214. 
Widows of Missionariee^ 70. 


Act of God, 23. 

Amelia C. H., Va., Baptisms at, 192. 

Annual Report, 143. 

Collections ordered, 168, 239^ 
Committee continued, 167. 

Doing Good, 71. 
Doriand, Rev. Luke, 239. 

First Church dedieated, 47. 
Minister, a successfhl, 239. 

News from the Field, 95, 119. 

Power of the Church, 96. 
Problem still unsolved, 47. 

Receipts. 24, 48, 72. 96, 120, 144, 168. 

192, 216, 240, 264, 28a 
Right Spirit, 71. 
Southern Testimony, 191. 

Who will educate a Catechist? 192. 
Words from the Labourers, 215. 
Work goes on, 167, 239, 263, 287. 


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Sneonragmg to Weak Churclies— 
Interesting View— People had a 
Kind to Work— A live Mission- 

^' Illinois. 

When I commenced labouring 
here, at the beginning of 1861, 1 
fonnd an available membership 
of less than fifty. About two 
years before, they had found them- 
selves involved in a debt of about 
$1150, a debt of which many of 
them had previously been unaware. 
A previous dissension had led to 
the secession of a large, influential, 
and active portion of the congre- 
gation, who had organised a Con- 
gregational Church. Weakened, 
as they were, they could not give 
up their house of worship ; friends 
in the East succeeded in getting an 
appropriation of $300 from the 
Bc^rd of Church Extension, on 
dmdition they would raise the re- 
maining $850. This they did, by 
making a vigorous and self-denying 
^ort, dividing the amount among 
them and giving their individual 
notes. These notes had not all 
been paid when I came here. 

In view of their peculiar cir- 
cumstances, they asked of the 
Board $200 toward my salary for 

the first year. To their applica- 
tion the Board demurred, as they 
were very much straitened, but 
when I wrote, stating the facts, they 
at once sent a commission for six 
months, with an appropriation of 
$100. At the end of that time I 
suggested to my people, that per- 
haps we could, by self-denial on 
both parts, get along without an- 
other appropriation, although we 
had every reason to expect it. We 
never made application again, and 
my circumstances being such that 
my expenses were not very large, 
I have lived without getting into 
debt on such a salary as they were 
able to give me. 

It was some little time before I 
succeeded in inaugurating a scheme 
of systematic benevolence; but 
at length we did adopt the Gen- 
eral Assembly's plan, instead of 
taking occasional collections as at 
first. Some were afraid that the 
people, in their weak, crippled con- 
dition, might be discouraged, and 
regard themselves as burdened by 
anything like regular appeals or 
seasons for contributing. I did not 
think so. Our collections were at 
first very small, and the increase 

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has been very gradual, but there 
has been an increase. And now I 
am able to foot up the amount of 
contributions to the several Boards 
and other channels of our own 
Church, $350 besides, contributions 
to miscellaneous departments of 
Christian work $67 more, making 
8415. Our contributions to the 
American Bible Society, etc., are 
not included in this amount, but, 
if added, would, I am quite sure, 
swell the sum to more than $500. 
Without a system, I am confident 
we could, or rather would, have 
done very little. 

Nor is this all. Our house of 
worship, though substantial, was 
inconvenient and uninviting. Last 
year we determined to change and 
refit it. We began, but everything 
seemed to work against us. For 
five months we were compelled to 
worship in a public hall, very un- 
attractive, and during the winter 
very uncomfortable. But at last 
our church was done ; and on the 
9th of February last, it was re- 
opened. On that occasion another 
discouragement was to meet us. 
On footing up the expense, which 
we knew was becoming far greater 
than we had expected, we found 
that instead of $1200 or at most 
$1500, it was about $2600. But 
how much better is Qod than our 
poor weak faith leads us to sup- 
pose I Before we left the house, m 
a manner as remarkable as unex- 
pected, the whole indebtedness was 
provided for. And now we have 
one of the neatest, most comfort- 
able and attractive little sanctu- 
aries in the Northwest Our Sab- 
bath morning conjCTegations are 
good. We have a nourishing Sab- 
bath-echool. The present member- 
diip is about seventh-five. The 
congregation is, I think, able to 
give my successor a living salary. 

One thing more would I ask for 
them, and to that end request the 

Erayers of my brethren — a new 
aptism of the Spirit; a time of 
refreshing from the presence of the 
Lord. But I would not forget to 
be grateftil for what I have already 
seen. If it becomes my people 
to set up a new Ebenezer, and say, 
"Hitherto hath the Lord helped 
us," he whose sweet privilege and 
high honour it has been for six 
years, in great feebleness, to try to 
do the work of an under-shepherd 
over this flock — in laying down this 
work with the hope ot regaining 
health and vigor for longer labour, 
if it be God's will, would find little 
excuse if he fail to say, " I will 
praise thy name for thy loving kind- 
nes8 and for thy truth, for thou Jiast 
magnified thy word above all thy 


Growth and Success— Self-sustain- 
ing— Good Spirit. 


Dear Brother: Heretofore we 
have been accustomed to petition, 
about this season of the year, for 
help from the Board of Domestic 
Missions, but now I write to thank 
you for all your goodness towards 
us, and to tell you that the coming 
year we shall trv to " walk alone. 
God has been blessing us greatly, 
we have enlarged our church build- 
ing, as I wrote in report for liie 
year ending October 1st. Our 
audiences have largely increased, 
and a bright sky seems over us. 
May it not soon be overcast. My 
salary this year will be $900 and a 
donation; besides this the people 
will raise some $300 for incidental 

The people wanted (and so did 
I want them) to put the salary at a 
thousand, but they were afraid to 
venture quite so much. I felt like 
crying out to them, " Oh, ye of 
little faith I" but did not, although 
to have raised the other hundred 
would have been, as I thought, a 
very simple and easy matter, and a 
burden imposed which no one would 
have felt, and which could easily 

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been carried ; only one dollar and 
thirty cents more on each pew. 

At first I was inclined to rebel, 
for my salary in the past has not 
been sufficient to meet my ex- 
penses, and my poor library has 
nad scarcely an addition since I 
left the Seminary at Princeton, in 
1863 ; besides, just at this juncture 
another field of labour was ofiered 
to me, or rather brought to me by a 
committee, where my salary would 
have been larjzer by hundreds, and 
where in comfort and comparative 
ease I could have laboured in the 
good cause ; but when I mentioned 
to some of the people the fact, and 
talked seriously of leaving, they 
seemed so disappointed, ana so af- 
fectionate in their disappointment, 
that I gave up the thought of going, 
and al«) gave up the other hundred 
dollars, which they would have 
given if I would have stayed on 
no other condition. So the matter 
is settled and they seem both happy 
and hopeful. I cannot say that I 
feel altogether contented, but try to 
be so in the thought that we are 
working where we can do good. 

Three times in the past three 
years, much larger churches and 
more flattering fields of labour have 
been offered me, but at the strong 
entreaty of the people here I have 
stayed, though at a great sacrifice of 
money, ease, and deling; but as I 
review my labours and look now on 
a congregation grown in that time 
from 100 to nearly 300, and on a 
Sabbath-school increased from 30 
to 125 scholars, I cannot say that 
I am not glad of the decisions I 
have always made against going 
away ; nor that I regret the sacri- 
fices made. Above effects I still 
feel, and probably will for years to 
come. Now, as in the past, we 
commend ourselves to Grod, his 
grace and guidance, and do the 
auties which fall to us day by day. 

In taking our leave of you, allow 
me in behalf of the congregation, 
to thank you most warmly for all 
your kindness and gifts year after 
year. We bid you "God speed" 

in your good work of faith and 
love. May some other church 
be made to rejoice in growth by 
the additional means which you 
will now have for it. But though 
we no longer draw from your treas- 
ury, let us hope that for many 
years we shall receive your prayers 
for God's presence to be with us, and 
his Spirit to dwell in us. 


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9 48: MariaTille ch 12: Windsor oh 13. Pb^ 
of Londondorry—V/iDdhtim ch 41 80; New^ 
port Ist ch 14« 87, (of which 61 from Ladies 

Whitfield Circle): Boston Ist ch 23. Pby of 
TVoj^-Second st ch, Troy, 109 60; Malta en 
7 36; Park ch, Troy, 116 66 $600 60 

Stkod Of Alubqhknt.— Pby of AlUaheny—P\A\Ti 
Grove oh 66 76; Centre ch 18; larentum ch 
16 34. Pby of AUeghmy ah/-Pine Creek ch 
14 16; Mancnester ch 36 44; Fairmont ch 
16 04; Milledgeyille oh 6 66; Leet«dale ch 
86 06. Pby o/BaoMT^Little Beaver ch 18 06; 
New Salem ch 20 86; Neshanock oh Sab^ioh 
116 60; Weatfield ch 20 26; Pulaski ch 12 06; 
Hopewell ch 7. Pby(/jBH>— SlurKOonville ch 
2 60, (of which 2 from fimily of Isaao Eaton, 
and 60 cents fl'om Miss H V Eaton) 883 68 

Stnob or Baltdioiib.— P6y of ^o/te'mors— El !!• 
cott's Mills oh 36. /%y of Qirttria— Hancock 
ch 10; Middle Spring oh 181 60; Williarasport 
ch 16; Shippensburg ch 81 14; Carlisle 2d oh 
170 67. jPfcy of /^tomoo— I^arnestown oh 
20 84, (of which 9 49 from Youth's Miss Soo 
of the Aab^h); Alexandria Ist ch 11 39 476 64 

Stkod or hvrvMJO^—Pbyof Btij^alo Cify— Calvary 
ch, Buffalo, 100. Pby of OenesM i2iv«r— Mos- 
cow ch 18 20. Phy of Og(ieMbuTg—BM9M\e ch 
6 80 123 60 

Bthod or Chicago.— Pby of Btiraou— Oeneseo ch 
18. Pby of Chicago— vLATengio ch 30. Pby tf 
Bnek i^ttwr— Scales Mound ch 2 26; Zion eh 
2; Albany oh 6; Shannon ch 6 76. Ptw of 
Sehuylar—Camp Creek ch 22 30; Pittsfield ch 
18 60; Westminster ch, Qiiincy, 27; Ipava ch 
16. Pby of lFnrr«w— Oneida ch 10 16; Prairie 
City oh 14; Monmouth oh 64 46; John Knox 
ch 8 239 61 

Stkod or Cikciwkati.— Pby o/C^iWiroMe— Greene 
field ch 26. Pby of Citicwnati^\Ht ch Walnut 
Hilla 43 80. Pby of Miami^-Honih Charleston 
ch 10; Gettysburg ch 15; Middletown ch 
10 40; 1st ch, Daywm, 82 8o. /*y of Sidney-^ 
Union City ch 16; Bellefontaine Ist ch 60; 
Buck Creek ch 31 290 00 

Stkod or Ilukois.— Pfty of Bloomtngtcn — Crow 
Meadow ch 6; Champaign ch 27; Towanda 
ch 60, (of which 10 bequest of Peter P Hilts, 
dec'd); Bloomingtun oh 7; El Paso ch 11; 
Waynesville ch 11 36; Chntsworth ch 17. Pby 
qf Kaskaakia^Moro ch 10 60. Pby of Peoria 
—Canton ch 22 40; Lewistown ch 60; Mans- 
field ch 20 88; Delevan ch 20 268 18 

Stkod of Ikduma. — Pby of /ndianapoli*— Hope- 
well ch 68 66. Pby of Kinr^wne*— Princeton 
oh 8; Upper Indiana ch 9; 2d ch, Vincennes 
30 106 65 

Stkod of Iowa.— Pby of CWor— Fulton ch 8; Red 
Oak ch 10; Cedar Rapids ch 18 36. Pby <^ 
/>u5umi«— Peosta ch 3 10. Pby of VinU.n-^ 
Shiloh ch 6 60; South Ridge ch 4 46 ; Vinton 
1st ch 6 20; Big Grove ch 4 64 70 

Stkod of Kak8.\8.— Pby of ^Tt^Atoiid— Highland 
ch 10, (of which 4 A-om the pastor.) Pby of 
Xsav«rH«ortA— Westminster on, Leavenworth, 
18 28 00 

:;>TK0D or KtKTUcKT.—Pbyo^£b<MMr— Burling- 
ton Ob, flrom Hon J M Preston, 80 00 

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Btkod of MrasouRi.— P6yqf i^^twi— White Water 
ch 16 92. Pby of St Xouw— Kickv»od ch 62; 
Bethel ch, from Henry Nice, 8 ft.5. Pby of 
Upper iff ««ouri— Savannah ch 50; Dawnch 0; 
BiiUiTan oh 6; Grand View oh 4; Chillicothe 
ch 3 126 67 

Synod o? NA8HTixxi.~P5y cf J7o£9tof»— Madison- 
ville ch 10 00 

Btnod of N»w JiBHiT,— Pfty of Bwlington— 
Golambas oh 16 80; Providence ch, Bustle- 
too, 8 86; Bordentown ch 9 10; Mount Holly 
ch 47. Ffty of Elizabethtoum^Lihertv Corner 
oh 46; Pluckamin ch 11; New Providence ch 
25; Elizabeth lat oh 300; Plainfield l^t ch 
81 60 ; Baskingridge ch 60. Pbv of Luume^ 
Mahanoy ch 30 03, (of which Sab-sch 3 67); 
Kingston ch 74 63, (of which Sab-ech 32 42); 
Mauch Chunk Ist ch 200 74. Fby of New 
Brurvwick^Dwich Neck ch 10; 2d ch. New 
Brunswick, 28 68; Ist ch, New Bmnswick, 
123 85; Princeton 2dch 82; South Amboy ch 
20 76; Princeton Ist ch 82. Pfcj/ of Raritan— 
Amwell United Ist ch 38; (German Valley oh 
28 36: Flemington ch 128 26. Pbv of Suique- 
/Mnna— Towanda oh 40; Canton ch la 75; Or- 
well oh 80. Pby of Wat Jersey— Leeds' Point 
ch 1 03 1484 97 

Btwod of Niw You«.— Pfry of Cbmiectfcat— Port 
Cheater ch 6; South Salem ch 29 10; Bed- 
ford ch 00. Pbt/ of ffudson^Monroo ch 10 60 ; 
Pbif of Lonp /swrid— Huntington South ch 
80 60 ; Huntington 2d ch 23 01. Pby of Nasmu 
— Freeport ch 12; Astoria ch, froni Dr J W 
Scott 26. Pby of New I'orAf— Alexander ch 
10 08; German ch 11. Pby of New York 2d— 
Mount Washington ch 180; Westminster ch, 
Yonkers, 100. Pby of North River — Hughson- 
▼ille ch 7; Rondout ch 160 613 14 

Stkod of Northkbn iKDiAWA.— P6y of CrawfonU- 
rt/Z«— Betliany ch 22 60; Lebanon ch 6. Pby 
of Fort Ifaywe— Decatur ch 6 20. Pby cf 
lake— La Porte oh 6. Pby qf Logantport^ 
Rock Creek ch 7 70: Frankfort ch 20 67 40 

Sthod of Omo.— Pby of Hocking— yew Plymouth 
ch 10; Sutton ch 4. Pby of Richlanti— Water- 
fordch9 85; Perrysville ch 17; Ashlapd ch 
61. Pby of ZaneeviUe—DeeTfield ch 18; Salt 
Creek ch 11; Duncan's Falls ch 9; Coshocton 
oh 17 146 85 

Stkod OF Pacific.— P6j/ of B«n«rta—Tomalee and 
Bodega chs 11 60. Pby of Oregon— Olympia 
ch 8 25; Brownsville oh 16; Diamond Hills ch 
14 49 75 

Stxod of Priladslphu.— i%s^ qf Thmgdl—LeBr 
oock oh 77 82; Bellerue eh 49 S3. PbycfHuntr 
ingdotv—SpTUce Creek oh 87, of) which 6 65, 
balance, from I^ies Sew Soc); Hollidays- 
burg ch, (sem an coll,) 68 47 ; Pnilipsburg ch 
7 60; Bellefonte ch 41 77; Shirleysburg en 16. 
Pby qf New Ccustle— Forks of Brandywine ch 
76 66; Penningtonville ch20; New Castle ch 
100; Oxford ch 96 44; Fagg*8 Manor ch 64 96. 
Pby of Northumberland— BloojUBhurg ch 80; 
Jersey Shore ch 37 09 ; Ashland ch 6; Mahon- 
ing ch, Danville, 138; Grove ch 75; Mo- 
Bwensvllle ch 10. Pby of PhUatlelphia—H)th 
ch, Phila, add'l, « W S'MO, "P W" 10, '^A 
fHend through the pastor" 25, "Mrs H" 10, 
**Z G " 6, — 60, less 5 for Recmd — 65; West 
Spruoe at ch, Phila, fl*om G S Benson, Esq, 
loo. Pby of Philadelphia Oow^ai— Central ch, 
Phila, 226 ; Second ch, half mo col, 16 24; 
Pboenixville oh 7; Charlestown ch4; Spring 
Garden ch, Phila. from Mrs ** E A L^lOO, Miss 
** A G " 100, *• D ** 100, ''G C* 60, «* J W " 20, *♦ C 
KG" 10, "J R'^e.^^W A D** 6," J McD'» 5, 
«*Mi«8McA''2,«NM'»2,"J H'»2,-EK L^ 
1, ** Cash " 2, (Collection 125 61 — 629: Ken- 
sington oh 203 30; Trinity ch 31 86: Alexan- 
der ch, Phila, 27 67. Pby qf PhUacMphia 2d 
—Bristol oh 11; Port Kennedy oh 17 41; Ist 
oh, Norristown, 128; lat ch, Germantown, 
844 68; Newton oh 42; Allen Township ch 
40 2820 48 

Stkod of PirrsBUMH^P&y qf BUxirtvilU—Siiiem 
ch 28 90; Beulah oh 14 89; Murraysville oh 
19 76; BlairsTille ch 75 28; Poke Run ch 91; 
New Alexandria oh 45. Pf^qfCflarion—Pingah 
oh 13 70; Greenyille ch ^ 98; Leatherwood 
oh 18; Uoking ch, »dd*l, 21. Pby of Ohio— 
Oontnl oh, PiUaburgh, 178 06; Piagah oh 20w 

Bry of Redstone— Hound Hill ch 17 76; Istch, 
McKeesport, 35 ; Brownsville ch 26 60; Little 
Rcd«»t>ne ch 16 50; Long Run ch 19. Pby 
qf SaKsburg — Indian Creek ch Sab-sch 20; 
Cherry Tree ch 20; Harmony ch 13 20; Ebe- 
nezer oh 26 69 ; Bethesda ch 10 763 10 

SrifOD OF St. Paul.— i% of Chippewa— Galc^f^ 
ville ch 10; I^a Crescent ch 10. Pby of St 
Pau/— Prefcott 1st ch 7; St Cloud Ist ch 3 75; 
Dundas ch 8 50. /% of S Minnesota— Csle- 
donia ch 6; Sheldon ch 4 49 86 

St50D of Sandcskt.— P6j/ of Maumee—De\iA ch 
8: 1st ch, Toledo, 40 16. Pby of Western Ro- 
«erw— Weftminster ch, Cleveland, 40 88 16 

Sthod of S. Iowa.— Pby of Des J»foim»— Pella ch 
8 80; Liberty ch 2 90; St Charles ch 6 CO. 
Pby of Pair/icW— Liberty ville ch 8; Bethel 
ch 4 50; Ottumwa oh 10. Pby ^ /ouw— West 
Point ch 10 44 80 

Stxod of Whkxuho. — Pby of New Lisbon — 
Bethesda ch 10; Hanover ch 6; Bethel ch 
27 19. J'by of Steubenville— Ridge ch 32 76; 
Island Creek ch, in part, 39: Bacon Ridj^e ch 
16; EastSi)ringfieldchl2: Wallsville nh 57 60. 
J*by of Hasfitngion — Forks of Wheeling ch ' 
104; West Lit>erty ch 41 10; Upper Ten Mile 
oh 21 10; Mill Creek ch 20; New Cumberland 
ch 16; Frankford ch 9 76; lat ch, Wheeling, 
70 12. Pby of West Virginior-C D R 1; King- 
wood ch 10, (of which 2 26 from Ploa.'»nnt 
Grove and 2 46 from Mrs Jane W Branch); 
French Creek ch 30, (of which Sab-sch lo); 
Buckhannon ch 6 527 53 

Sthod of WiscoHsiifd— Pftj/ of Winnebago— Sher- 
man oh, May ville, 5; Newport ch 6 10 00 

Total Receipts Aroro churches $9,341 26 

MiscKLUNBOUS.— Cash for 60 shares Erie R R 
slock, donated by H K Corning, Esq, N Y, 
4199 58 ; Young ladies of Lawrenceville Fe- 
male Seminary, N J, 10; **From a Sinner," 
Tenn, 6; Kentucky 6; Union Prayer Meet- 
ing of iWlpre, O, II ; " A Friend to the Cause,** 
Watertown, Mass, 10; "Interest" 739 lo: 
Mrs E E Townseud, Painted Post, N Y, 5; N 
Choflte. Esq, Dcrry, N H, 30; Chaa H Strongs 
Esq. Albany, N Y, 40: lion S Galloway, Co- 
lumbus, O, 15; '-CM R," Danville, Pa, 10; Six 
months interest on the permanent mission- 
ary fund from the trust-^es of General .\.s3eni- 
bly 472 83; Myron Phelps, Esq. and wife, 
Lewistown, Ills, 100; Miaa Nannie Orbison, 
Bellefonte, Pa, 6; Mrs Margaret Gunn, Berlin, 
Iowa, 1; Contents of luis^ionary box of the 
children of Mr and Mrs G W Farrington. St 
Paul, Minn, 31; Mrs "R W G." Lebanon, Pa. 
6; A Chapman, M. D., Alqiiina, InU. 6; "S 
A P" 6; Mr T Brown 1; Mrs Mary White, 
Yorktown, N Y, 30; Rev R M MoCachren, 
Nowville, Pa, 10; Ja» Russell, North Juekson, 
Ohio, 6; Mrs Ann Popie 6 6,750 61 

LioAcnta.- Estate of J R Hughes, dec*d, late of 
Cape May Co, N J. 100; Legacy of Andrew 
Bnant, dec'd, Ind, li"83 25, loss tax,exclmnge, 
and counsel fee 83 25 = 1000; Estate of B J 
Blythe, dec'd, late of IndiannpoUs, Ind, 12Vj 

2,XjO 00 

Total Receipts in November, $17,447 77 

8. D. POWEL, Treasurer, 
No» 907 ^rcA street, PhUadeiphia, 

1 box from ladies of Ist oh, Morristown, N J, 
valued at 450 00 

1 box from ladies of 2d oh, Princeton, N J, value 
not given. 

1 box irom ladies of 2d oh, Rahway, N J, valued 
at 166 00 

I trunk flrom unknown source, value not given. 

1 box from ladies of Oxford eh, Pa, valued at 

100 00 

1 box fh>m ladies sewin/^ circle of Ist ch, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa, value not given. 

2 boxes from UwUes of Spring (]htrden oh, Phil- 
adelphia, valued at 560 00 

11,265 00 

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Tbe harrest craly is plenteoue, but the labour- 
ers are few; prav ye tnerefore the Lord of the 
harTeat that he will send forth labourers into his 
harresu— Matt. ix. 33. 38. 

The Season for Prayer. 

The commencement of a new year b 
a period that naturally makes a solemn 
impression upon every heart. Even the 
iBoet thoughtless feel it; and the very 
festivities with which they meet it are 
really a confession of apprehension, and 
as it were an effort to propitiate Time in 
his undistinguishing sweep of all ages 
and classes, like grass, into the dust 
The Christian solemnly reviews the 
months, whose records are now all sealed 
up until he shall rest, and stand in his 
lot at the end of his days. He anxious- 
ly gives himself to prayer that God 
would another year increase his faithful- 
ness, and accomplish more for the rescue 
from eternal sorrow of the flitting mor- 
tals before him. 

It is fit that, as the people of Eastern 
nations adorn their doorways with taste- 
ful inscriptions on New-year's eve, in- 
voking blessincs from all the gods upon 
the family and its occupations at the 
very beginning of the year, so, with the 
kindly salutations ana wishes of the oc- 
casion, we should pray that, better than 
any earthly gifts, there may descend 
pardon, holmess, and joy, from a gracious 
Baviour, upon all we love, upon all 
within the compass of our influence, 
nay, with true Christian breadth of 
gjrmpathy, upon all our sin-smitten kind. 

Many of the truly heaven-bom, wide- 
descending revivals of religion, in the 
Old and New World, in past centuries 
and in the present, have immediately 
followed the opening of the year. The 
illustrations of this are too numerous to 
embrace in a brief article. It has very 
remarkably characterized the revivals of 
the past eight years. It has prompted 
hearts in ardent sympathy with the 
mission of Jesus, to save our sinful, 
wretched, perishing race, to come to- 
gether then, and plead with Him to has- 
ten His purposes of mercy. 

No thought of modern times, if only 
we guard against formality in executing 
it, was more plainly prompted from the 
Spirit of all grace, than tnat which our 
Mission Synod of Lodiana, in India, 
suggested immediately by the great re- 

vivals of 1858 — that with each new year, 
for one entire week, those that love God, 
in every nation, and kindred, and tribe, 
and tongue, should with one accord cry 
mightily unto Him to exert His divine 
power, crush the dominion of hell, and 
establish the universal, holy, and blissful 
reijgn of His dear Son. 

The paper of the Lodiana mission, 
after relating their joy on account oi 
tidings of the revival of 1858 in America 
and Europe, continues as follows : — 

"Being convinced from the signs of 
the times that God has still large bles- 
sings in store for his people, and for our 
ruined race, and that he now seems 
to be ready and waiting to bestow them 
as soon as asked, therefore. 

Resolved, That wo appoint the second 
week in January, 1860, beginning with 
Monday the 8tn, as a time of special 
prayer that God would now pour out his 
Spirit upon all flesh, so that all the ends 
of the earth might see his salvation ; 
that on the first day, that is on Monday 
the 8th, be a holy convocation for sol- 
emn fasting, humiliation, and prayer, 
and that on the last day, that is, ^bbath 
the 14th, be a holy convocation for 
thanksgiving and praise; that the in- 
tervening time be spent in private and 
social exercises of prayer and praise, as 
the circumstances of each community 
may dictate; that all God's people, of 
every name and nation, of every conti- 
nent and island, be cordially and ear- 
nestly invited to unite with us in a sim- 
ilar observance of that time ; and that 
from the receipt of this invitation, and 
onward, all be requested, in their secret 
family and public devotions, habitually 
to entreat the Lord to pour out upon au 
bis people so much of tne spirit of grace 
and supplication as to prepare them for 
such an observance of the time designa- 
ted, as may meet with His approval and 
secure His blessing." 

May this opening year be so remem- 
bered, in accordance with the recommen- 
dation of the last General Assembly, 
within every congregation of our Churcn, 
even those whicn may not be blessed 
with the care of a pastor. And may 
it prove a beginning of a turning of our 
captivity that shall fill our mouth with 
laughter, and make ub like them that 

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''The Little Cloud out of the Sea." 

The narrative of the Synod of Pitts- 
burgh, upon the state of religion within 
their bounds during the past year, proves 
that the Lord God of Ehjah is still 
ready to answer effectual fervent prayer. 
May this little cloud be the beginning 
of a great rain. 

After describing the condition of the 
Church and country previous to the 
preceding meeting of Synod, and the 
purposes formed there, the narrative con- 
tinues as follows: 

** We returned to our homes to labour 
earnestly for an outpouring of the Holy 
Spirit At the recommendation of the 
Synod, Presbyterial Conventions were 
held for conference and prayer. When 
the ministers and elders convened, they 
discussed such questions as these : What 
is a revival ? What means ought to be 
employed in seeking a revival, and 
what encouragements have we to use 
them? What hindrances stand in the 
way? How can they be removed or 
overcome? As suitable means to be 
used, the Conventions recommended fer 
vent and frequent prayer; the plain, 
pointed, and tender preaching of the 
gospel; personal conversation with the 
impenitent ; and protracted services, at 
which neighbounng ministers would, 
- in turn, assist one another. After a 
faithful use of the means just mentioned, 
it was found that many of our churches 
were enjoying a precious season of re- 
freshing from the presence of the Lord. 

"The work of grace, which was car- 
ried on last winter, within the bounds 
of this Synod, and in various parts of 
the land, was remarkable for its freedom 
from noise and excitement. The pre 
sence of God in the midst of the church 
es, was indicated, not by the wind, the 
earthquake, or the fire, but by a still 
small voice. It was observed, also, as 
one of the peculiar features of this re- 
vival, that many of its subjects were 
young men who had been engaged in 
the military or naval service of our 
country during the time of the rebel- 
lion. This was all the more gratifying, 
because it was feared, when immense 
armies were disbanded, that men accus- 
tomed to the vices of the camp and the 
carnage of the battle would become the 
pests and corrupters of society. And 
then did the Church realize that she 
was amply rewarded for the prompt, 
energetic, and persevering efforts which 
she nsul made, through the Christian 
Commission, to give relief to the sick 
and suffering, and to save souls that 
were ready t» perish. 

"The Presbyterv of Redstone was 
greatly blessed' Tlie Narrative, which 
IS dated April, 18G6, states some very 
interesting facts: ' Most of our churches 
observed the week of prayer, which in 
some cases was prolonged until it be- 
came a month of prayer. We feel free 
to record the fact, that never in the his- 
tory of the Presbytery, during any 
three months, was there so much of 
prayer, and so much preaching of the 
worid, as during the three months just 
past And never in the same period 
were there so manv additions to our 
churches. During the year three hun- 
dred and seventy-one have been re- 
ceived on examination. After the gene- 
ral spiritual dearth of past years, it is a 
most delightful privilege to record the 
great things which Gk)d nas done for us, 
whereof wq are glad. Some churches 
have had the gently distilling dews of 
Heaven. On others the Holy Ghost 
has descended in quiet, peaceful, yet 
special and powerful measure, gloriously 
reviving his work, awakening, convinc- 
ing, converting, and gathering for us 
unpreoedent^dly large numbers into the 
Church. Of the churches revived we 
would mention Round Hill, Rehoboth, 
Dunlap's Creek, McKeesport, Browns- 
ville, Spruce Hill, Union town, Mt. 
Pleasant, New Providence, and Connels- 
ville. The means employed have been 
prayer — earnest, believing prayer, and 
the plain, pungent preaching of the 

"Clarion makes a cheering report: 
'During the past winter, protracted 
meetings, of at least a week's duration 
in each place, were appointed and held 
in all our churches. In this labour our 
ministers went together two and two, 
and God was pleased to bless our efforts, 
if not in all cases with a large ingath- 
ering from the world, vet with the re- 
viving of pure and un^efiled religion in 
the hearts of his people. Two of our 
churches, Pisgah and Clarion, were 
more abundantly blessed than the 
others. But whilst our other churches 
have not been visited by those marked 
displays of the power of the Spirit, 
they have, nevertheless, been refreshed 
and strengthened; and the spirit of 
brotherly love and harmony prevails 
and operates more extensively and pow- 
erfully in all our churches than it has 
done during the years of our National 
strife. In the aggregate, our additions 
for the year past are larger than they 
have been since 1861. 

" The Presbytery of Saltsburgh expe- 
rienced tokens of Divine favour. Many 
of the churches were revived. 'Our 

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meetings of Presbytery during the year, 
hAve been such as we think coula not 
have been, if the Lord had not been 
especially with us. Our Conferences 
have given fresh encouragement and 
new strength to every one, as if the 
Lurd had taken us by the hand and 
said, Be strong and go forward. The 
Elders' Conventions, held last January, 
evidently proved, in their practical re- 
Bults, to have been well devised, and 
have worked for good.' 

" In the Presbyteries of Blairsville and 
Ohio, during the year, the gospel was 
fiuthfully preached, many were Drought 
to a saving knowledge of Christ, the 
people of God were edified and comforted, 
and the benevolent .enterprises of the 
Church were sustained and advanced, but 
there was no extraordinary manifesta- 
tion of the Divine presence, except in 
a few churches. Tne prosperous con- 
dition of Washington and Jefferson Col- 
lege, located within the bounds of the 
Presbytery of Ohio, is mentioned as a 
matter of public interest, and the insti- 
tution is commended to the people for 
their prayers, their patronage, ana their 
hberal support In this connection, we 
would state the gratifying fact, as show- 
ing the interest felt by tne churches in 
the welfare of the Western Theological 
Seminary, that there has been reported 
an increase of about $40,000 to the per- 
manent funds of the institution during 
the vear. 

"The statistical reports for the last 
three years, of the Presbyteries belong- 
ing to the Synod of Pittsburgh, show a 
very encouraginff increase in the num- 
ber of persons added to the Church on 
examination. The figures are as follows : 
Fresbyteries. 1864. 1865. 1866. 
Blairsville, 93 105 129 

Clarion, 63 85 147 

Ohio, 246 254 252 

Redstone, 70 93 371 

Saltfiburgh, 131 149 226." 

Easy! Doctor! 

A beautiful blue-eyed boy, perhaps 
three years of age, lay under the ope- 
rating knife of the surgeon. Spread out 
upon a t&ble, the assistants neld him 
firmly down. The sharp knife cut 
through the fair soft skin, down through 
the tender flesh, deep among the throb- 
bing blood-vessels, and white nerves, 
until the diseased artery was reached 
and separated. A .ligature was put 
around it, the wound was closed up. 
The work was done, the child's life was 

safe. But the noble, manly child com- 
prehended it all. He scarcely required to 
be held, but kept still, and the only 
sounds he uttered, with a courageous 
yet plaintive voice that brought tears to 
some eyes, were the occasional words, 
•• Easy, doctor ! easy, doctor !" 

Did the skilful, warm-hearted surgeon 
spare the knife? No! The sweet, 
plaintive voice, "easy, doctor!" made 
nim cut the quicker and surer till the 
work was finished. Just so it is with 
regard to the duty of a faithful pastor. 
There are some sins with which the 
church is wounded, ulcerated, and ex- 
hausted ; its life is in danger. Such are 
those of its members withholding their 
children, and keeping back a part of 
what they owe, as their property, from 
the Lord. Some make a great outcry 
and resistance. But shall your soul 
spare them for their crying ? " Easy, 
doctor !" Do it tenderly 1 Do it 
thoroughly I Do it quick ! 

A Yoioe to TonngMen from the 
Heathen world. 

An esteemed missionary at one of the 
most important of our stations in China 
writes the following acceptable letter, a 
portion of which meets a feeling which 
is unwisely cherishe(f by some young 
men, to their own injury and to that of 
the Church. 

When I remember my own deep, ear- 
nest longings for an education, and the 
long years of alternate toil and study, 
or work by day and study by night, I 
do pray you may be abundantly success- 
ful in onnging to those who are really 
needy the aid of those who are abun- 
dantly able and willing ! There mav be 
some cases of aid being granted to those 
not in very pressing need and perhaps 
even to the unworthy. But I can as- 
sure the Church that all over the earth, 
scattered here and there — not a few 
among the heathen — may be found those 
who serve her in the ministry of recon- 
ciliation, and bless her for the fostering 
care extended during the course of their 
education. The work might be greatly 
increased if church officers and private 
members were more faithful in seeking 
out and recommending the worthy and 
needy, and in seeking to remove unne- 
cessary scruples about receiving this as- 
sistance. Tnis is a delicate and most 
important part of the duty. Many have 
a false pride which duty to their Master 
calls them to break down. It is a ques- 

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tion whether it is right for them to keep 
themselves from the whitening fields to 
which their Lord calls, for one, two, or 
five years, just to gratify a spirit of in- 
dependence. It is a fixed fact, settled 
by the experience of many of our ablest 
men in the church and state, that any 
oung man, of fair abilities, may, in our 
ighly favoured land, educate himself. 
Now may we not take this for ^nted 
without making the experiment m each 
individual case. And if we yield to our 
friends who are willing to do something 
for our education, should we not do so 
that the Church may have our services 
sooner if it is only for the sake of the 
cause. I can and do most sincerely 
sympathize with those whose feelings 
prevent them from receiving this aid so 
treely offered to her sons by the Church, 
yet 1 have never heard an argument in 
iavour of the indulgence of such feelings 
that I now consider valid. If we have 
given ourselves to the Church and her 
service we should be willing she should 
educate us or do anything else with us 
that would best promote her interests. 

Honey from a Foreigii Church. 

The same brother mentioned above 
sends us a contribution from the native 
Chinese Presbyterian Church, with these 

What gives it inaportance in my esti- 
mation is that the Onurch is taking up a 
collection for the several Boards m the 
order recommended by the General As- 

This I consider a most important step. 
I believe every church of tne Presbyte- 
rian name should take up these collec- 
tions, and every member should con- 
tribute as before God, if it is but a 
single cent. Better that than nothing. 
Shame, barrenness, and sorrow must 
come upon those churches that have not 
even a cent for each of her membership 
recorded as her contribution to each of 
the Boards. God himself scouts them 
as those that have a name to live and 
are dead I The heathen who come into 
the Church shame them ( Yea, some 
still living in heathenism make their 
regular contributions to those Boards of 
our Church, which have yet to receive 
their first cent from hundreds of our 
churches in the midst of the most fa- 
voured Christian land in the world. 

Oh that such churches may awake 
and arise before the Lord removes his 
candlestick from among them I 

The Living God. 

For the encouragement of the Church 
to prayer and to labour, at this period 
of the year, with the confident expecta- 
tion of blessings correspondent to their 
faith and zeal, from a God who has 
" never said " to the true seed of the 
man of Penuel, " seek ye my face in 
vain," we have prepared a supplement 
to be distributed with the present num- 
ber of the Becord to every minister, and 
to every candidate for the ministry 
known to the Board, in the Church. It 
is a sketch of what the Lord has done 
in the last year in one Presbytery (New 
Castle). There are other rresbyteries, 
the record of whose mercies perhaps 
would prove as interesting and as useful. 
But one such illustration meets the end 
iu view. Oh that this might in all our 
Presbyteries be such a winter and such 
a spring as the Church in America has 
never witnessed. *' According to your 
faith be it unto you," "He gave to 
every man his work" 

NOVEMBER, 1866. 

J^qfBloomingion—DeeT Creek ch 6 ; Towanda 

ch, bequest of Peter P Hilts, 10 $15 00 

Fby of C/iipp^oa—LaDsiQff ch 2 00 

Fby of Cedar— he Clair© ch 6 ; Princeton ch 2 

8 00 
P6y o/ Ebmaa^-FiTst ch, Ashland, 17 20; Bur- 
lington ch, from Hon J M Preston, 16 32 20 
Pby of Blixabahtown—W estfield ch 82 65 

Fby of Fort Wayn&~Fort Wayne ch 4 00 

Fby of Genetee Miver—B&th oh 14 08 ; Central 

ch 13 06 28 04 

Fby of Hudson— Coshocton ch 2; Ist ch Mt 

Hope 10 12 00 

Fby of Luxeme—Maach Chank ch 46 11 

Fby of Londonderry— hondonderrj ch 12 50 

Fby of Monmouth— J ameshuTg ch 20 00 

Ft^of New IVr.^;— Chelsea oh 76; Rutger's ch 

201 276 00 

Fby ofNewton—BlaiTBboym eh 38; StewartSTiUe 

ch 20 75 53 75 

Fby qf Orej/on— Clatsop ch 6 00 

Fiy of Oarfwrd— Oxford ch ig OO 

Fby of Ogden9burg—Morr\siovra. ch 4 00 

Fby of PiBoria— First ch Peoria 44 26: Lewifi- 

town ch, (of which from Myron Phelps, Esq, 

and wife 100,) 150 194 25 

Fby of Faataie— Third ch, Newark ! 49 15 
Pby of Philadelphia— Vf est Spruce st ch 40; 

Tenth ch, Phila, 180 16, in part, 220 16 

Fby of Philadelphia 2d— Chestnut HUl oh 156; 

Allen Township ch 20 175 00 

Fby of Potomac— JDamestown ch 11 34 

Fby of St Louts— Bethlehem ch 6 00 

Fby of Schuyler— Mskcomb oh 25 00 

Fby of TVwA— Waterford ch 54 60 

Fby qf ffiuAiny ton— Lower Ten Mile ch 8 00 

$1,312 65 


Estate of BenJ J Blythe, Indianapolis, Ind, per 
Jas M Ray, Esq, ex $1,260 00 

Jas Russell, North Jackson, 0, 6; John Ander- 
son, Esq, Scrub Grass, Pa, 2 60; US 46 62 60 

$2,016 05 
WILLUM MAIN, Trtaturtr. 

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Reoent InteUigenoa. 

Letters have been received to Decem- 
ber 16th from — 
BogoU, October 15th. 
Rio de Janeiro, October 29th. 
8ao Paalo, October Uth. 
Lahor, October 22d. 
LodUoA, October 2nth. 
DthT%, October 19th. 
Allmhabad, October 13th. 
Bnngkok, September lUb. 
Canton. October 12th. 
Ningpo, September 13th. 
Shanghai, Aaguat 2l8t 
Tangchow. September Sd. 
Yokohama. October Ist 
Omaha, Norember 26th. 
Chippewa, Norember lUh. 

Death of Mrs. Condit. — It is with 
great regret that we learn the death of 
this excellent and devoted missionary, 
the wife of the Rev. Ira M. Condit, of 
the mission at Canton. She returned to 
this country some months ago, seeking 
the recovery of her health, but it was 
not the will of Qod that her life should 
be long continued. She died at Lima, 
Ohio, on the 5th of December. "Her 
last end was perfect peace;" so her 
bereaved husband writes to us. Sincere 
sympathy will be felt for him and his 
two motherless children. 

Death of Mrs. Loomis. — With sin- 
cere regret we learn also the death of 
another faithful missionary, the wife of 
Rev. A. W. Loomis, formerly of the 
mission at Ningpo, but for some years 
past of the mission to the Chinese in 
Califomia. Mrs. Loomis had been in 
feeble health for several years, and last 
spring she made a visit to the western 
part of New York, hoping for benefit 
from this change to her native place ; 
but it has pleased our Lord to call her 
to himsell She departed this life at 
Oazenovia^ N. Y., December 12th. She 
was an exemplary and devoted Christian 
woman. Mr. Loomis writes to us, " Her 
end was as her life had been, calm, 
believing, trusting.' 'In Christ is all my 
tnst'— 'to him I hay« committed ih» 

keeping of my soul, and he will keep it,' 
— thus she has been feeling and talking." 
Her sorrowing husband will receive Uie 
warm sympathy of Christian friends. 

Death of Rev. Ktino Lino-yiu.— 
It is with much regret that we have 
heard of the departure from this life 
on the 4th of August last, of this Chi- 
nese minister of the gospel. See a 
notice of him in another column. 

The Mission aicong the Laos, 
which has been for some time under con- 
sideration, is to be commenced without 
delay. Rev. D. McGilvary and his 
family would soon remove from Petcha- 
buri to Chieng-mai, in the Laos country 
north of Siam, to be followed by the 
Rev. J. Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, from 
Bangkok. They will receive a cordial 
welcome from the King of Chieng-mai, a 
tributary of the King of Siam, whom 
they had seen on their visit to his 
country two years ago, and by whom 
they were received in a friendly manner 
on his recent visit to Bangkok. He 
offered them some assistance in getting 
settled at his capital It will be recol- 
lected that the Laos are supposed to 
number over a million of souls, and 
that with the exception <^ Messrs. Wil- 
son and McOilvary on their former short 
visit, they have never had any minister 
of the gospel amongst them. We hope 
that our readers will offer many prayers 
for our missionary friends in their new, 
self-denying, but hopeful work. 

Converts Received.— At Allahabad, 
Mr. Walsh writes that six adults were 
admitted to the communion of the 
church on the 8d of October, four of 
them from the family of the catechists, 
one formerly in the orphan school, and 
the other a heathen youth. At Canton, 
Mr. Preston mentions the baptism of a 
hopeful convert, and speaks of other 
persons as applicants for admission to 
the church, and Dr. Happer reports the 
reception of three new membera At 

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Tongchow, Mr. Mateer writes that a 
young man connected with the school 
has been baptized; it is hoped that he 
will become a useful missionary labourer 
among his countrymen. In Brazil, the 
brethren are still meeting with enoour- 
lament, Mr. Simonton having baptized 
four persons in Rio de Janeiro on the 2d 
jof September; and Mr. Blackford, five 
St Sao Paolo on the 23d of that month. 

Ten or twelve persons from , in the 

interior, it was expected would be re- 
ceived at the next communion, and a 
largernumberdesiredadmission, but were 
not su£&ciently instructed. 

MovBMSHTsor MissioiffABiES. — Miss 
Maggie J. Brown embarked on the Hervry 
QwMjmcey, at New York, December 11th, 
on her journey to Tungchow, as a mis- 
sionary teacher. She will have a home 
in the family of her brother-in-law, the 
Rev. C. W. Mate«r. The Rev. S. R 
House, M. D., and his wife report their 
arrival at the Sandwich Islands, on 
their way to Siam. J. G. Hepburn, M. 
D., and his wife expected to spend some 
months at Shanghai, where Dr. Hepburn 
would superintend the printing of his 
Japanese Dictionary. The Rev. C. W. 
Forman and his funily, and the Rev. J. 
J. Walsh and his femily, expected to 
leave India soon on their return to this 
oountry, the former on a visit for his 
health, which has beoome seriously im- 
paired by the heavy labours of many 
years. Mr. Walsh's return is caused 
also in part by the state of bis health, 
but in part by his sense of duty to his 
family. The Rev. J. H. Pitkin had 
reached Santa Martha early in Novem- 
ber, on hk way to Bogota. The Rev. 
F. J. 0. Schneider and bis family, at the 
request of his brethren, have removed 
from Rio Claro to Rio de Janeiro, the 
work of the naission at this city requir- 
ing the labours of another missionary. 

ThoTights on Xissioni— January lit, 

L Many commentators on the Scripturea 
have supposed that the year 1866 would, 

be the beginning of the Millenniuni. 
The year is now nearly ended — Decem- 
ber 14th-^and while great changes have 
taken place, we do not yet see tiie reign 
of righteousness over the nations. Hap- 
pily for us, our duty in preaching the 
gospel to every creature does not depend 
on the conflicting views of unfulfilled 
prophecy, which different writers advo- 
cate. It rests on the divine command- 
ment. It springs from the nature of 
grace in the heart. It is prompted by 
love to God and man, ever-enduring. It . 
knows no end while the work is unfin- 
ished, except the end of life. Its only 
other limits are the want of ability and 
the want of opportunity. Let us enter, 
therefore, on a new year of missionary ser- 
vice with unshaken confidence in the 
divine warrant of our work. 

2. There are signs of great progress 
in the work of missions. Whatever re- 
moves barriers and opens doors of en- 
trance to the gospel fevours its progress. 
Some of these signs have appeared in 
the year 1866, particularly the overthrow 
of the temporal power of the Pope, 
which may be regarded now as almost a 
fact accomplished. With this will soon 
follow the loss of prestige among the 
nations, and, what is fer more important, 
the loss of heart and hope among Ro- 
manists — ^for, on their theory of religion, 
whatever weakens the head, human and 
earthly as it is, must weaken also all its 
members. Other remarkable things of 
the last and a few preceding years are 
the decaying power of the Roman Cath- 
olic nations, like Austria; the rise 
of Prussia; the greater enlightenment 
of Russia; the shaking of Mohamme- 
dan powers; the still opening doors in 
India, Burmah, Siam, China, Japan, Af- 
rica, South America ; the greater access 
to the long closed mind of the Jewish 
people. Certainly, there are drawbacks 
and discouragements, particularly as to 
our American Indian tribes, and as to 
the want of spiritual fruit in some of the 
missionary fields. But on the whole 
there is marked Providential encourage- 
ment, and such as callB fer a great in- 

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cream of labourers in i^e harvest of the 

3. We see many proofe that the Holy 
Spiiit is giving his blessing to this work, 
l^ the conversion of souls. This work 
of conversion is his work distinctively. 
He is performing it, ncrt yet as we could 
wish in Pentooostcd power, but who 
^all say t^Hct his Almighty power will 
not soon be displayed? It is by his in- 
floences, giving efficiency to the preach- 
ing of the word, that we expect to see 
the falfilment of the prophecies concern 
ing the conversion of both Jews and 
Qentiles, until they shall all know the 
Lord horn the least of them unto the 
greatest of them. And referring to our 
own missionB, we should feel deeply 
grateful to the Holy Spirit for so many 
instances of his converting grace during 
the year now ending. In the year 1867 
may we witness still greater and more 
widely-spread proofs of his presence and 

4. Have we, as the mmisters and 
members of the Church of Christ, done 
aU that we could have done in order to 
preach the gospel to every creature? 
By prayer, by gifts, by personal labours, 
by sympathy with missionaries if not 
onrselvee missionaries, in holy motives, 
in love for Christ, in compassion for lost 
and perishing souls, in futh — believing? 
Ah, who can review the past without 
self-condemnation, without feeling the 
need of application to atonijtg blood, 
without desiring more grace, without 
puipoeing to do more for our blessed 
Lord in the year to come, or that part 
of it which we may live to see? 

Years pass away; Christians, minis- 
ters, and missionaries die ; the work of 
preaching the gospel to every creature 
remains, calling for the earnest service 
of every loUower of Christ; and Jesus 
Christ is the same, yesterday, to-day, 
and for ever. We may neglect our duty, 
and for this we most answer. We may 
do all that we oan, by God's grace, and 
for this we shall receive our Lord's ap- 
pzovaL But his work shall be done. 
His word diall be fulfilled, our feeble la- 

bours are not in vwn, those who follow 
us will take up the work with more zeal. 
Providence will favour them, the Holy 
Spirit will be manifested, and our blessed 
Saviour shall be glorified in the coming 
of his kingdom on ^e earth as it is in 
heaven. With these views and hopes, 
we look to the year 1867. 

" The Home and Foreign Beoord.'* 

About 3000 copies of the Beeord are 
sent gratuitously to ministers, lic^tiate 
preachers, and theological students. The 
number of copies issued monthly waa 
10,000, when reported last, in March, 
1866. This number was 1000 le8$ than 
at the time of the preceding report^ 
in March, 1865. We learn these facte 
from the last Report of the Board of 

We do not know the number of &mi- 
lies connected with our 2600 churches, 
but we suppose that there are not less 
than 200,000. Whatever the number, 
we respectfully suggest to our ministers 
and elders that 7000 c(^ies of a periodic 
oal that gives information concerning 
the Evangelistic work of our Church at 
home and abroad ia-— well, to say the 
least, a very small supply I 

The Beeord is "interesting," deeply 
so, to those interested in its subjects, 
and it wiU become so to others when 
they read it with care. It is easy to 
find fault with such a work, but let it 
receive a candid, kind, and discrimina* 
ting consideration, and it will be found 
to be a work invaluable. 

''There are so many publications P' 
Yes, but no other takes the place or 
answers the purpose of the Beeord. 
Nowhere else can its information be ob- 

" What can be done?" This can be 
done : in almost every congregation one, 
two, three, or more persons can be found, 
at the request of the minister, or the 
session, to call on a certain number of 
families, or the &milies in a given dis- 
trict, to ask their attention to this 
matter, and to obtain the small sum re- 

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quired to pay for a year's subscription. 
This may be done in a few days after 
these lines reach the eyes of our brethren 
in the ministry. Aided by their warm, 
earnest " Notice," from the pulpit, this 
practical effort would probably raise the 

number of copies from 7000 to a 

great many more. May not some such 
effort as this be forthwith made? 

The late Eev. Kying Ling-yin. 

This Chinese minister of the gospel 
departed this life at Ningpo on the 5th 
of last August. After the death of his 
wife, and soon afterwards the death also 
of his mother, he was taken severely ill 
himsell Hearing of his sickness, his 
friend. Dr. McCartee, went to Yu-yiao 
to see him, and finding him very low 
with the fever he brought him in a boat 
to his own house in Ningpo, but he sur- 
vived only a few days. His death is 
greatly mourned over by the church at 
Yli-yiao, of which he was pastor, and 
also by all the missionary brethren, one 
of whom, the Rev. S. Dodd, has written 
a sketch of his life, which will be found 
in the Foreign Missionary, and others 
have referred to him in their letters in 
very warm terms. His early removal, 
and hardly less so the early death of his 
Ipvely and devoted wife, are among the 
mysteries of Providence; but the Church 
may well rejoice in such fruits of her 
missionary labour. They were both 
heathen children, and but for the Ningpo 
mission schools they would probably 
both have lived and died as heathens, 
but by divine grace they became the 
children of God. Their devoted life of 
piety, exemplified with so much beauty 
and such marked success, as the minister 
and the minister's wife of the church at 
Yli-yiao, has been finished here below, 
but who shall describe its history in the 
world above ? 

Referring to the obituary notice above 
mentioned for further accounts of this 
Chinese Christian brother, we only add 
here a brief extract from one of Dr. 
McCartee's letters. After saying, "He 

has been a most earnest labourer and his 
labours greatly blessed. Two with such 
qualifications, and such entire and single- 
hearted devotion to the work, as Mr. and 
Mrs. Kying are rwely met with ;" and 
giving some particulars of his visit to 
him, he then says : 

When I first saw Mr. Kying, [earlv 
on Sabbath morning!, he shed tears ani 
said, " 1 could not bear to die without 
seeing you. for I have much to say to 
you, but what will these sheep do with- 
out a shepherd? Thank Gtocl you will 
be here to preach to them to-day." All 
his thoughts seemed to be for his people. 
More than once I overheard him plead- 
ing in prayer for "almost a hundred 
people, old and young, — sheep without 
a shepherd — unworthy servant — merci- 
ful Saviour/' and such like expres- 

The Prayer of FaitL 

The summer of 1865 will not soon be 
forgotten in the province of Shantung, 
China. That region suffered at that time 
a fearful drought. The millet, beans, 
and brown corn were all nearly ruined, 
and great numbers of people were thrown 
into great distress in consequence. 

During the prevalence of this drought, 
the poor heathen were constantly going 
in processions to the temples to pray for 
rain. They prayed very earnestly, but 
still the heavens refused to give rain. 

At that time three members of the 
Baptist Church in Tungchow were living 
at no great distance thence in the coun- 
try. Two of them, men of moderate 
means, lived on their little farms near a 
market town, twenty miles from the 
city ; the third, a poor woman, lived at 
a small village five miles from the city. 
It happened, on one occasion, that these 
three Christians had come together for 
some purpose. As was verv natural 
they talked of the drought. While they 
were thus talking, one of them said, 
" We are doing very wrong. These 
poor people, our neighbours, are con- 
stantly praying to ffidse gods for rain. 
Of course it is all in vain. But we 
worship the God who can give rain, and 
who has promised to hear prayer. We 
ought before this to have met and spent 
a day in prayer to the living and true 
God for rain." 

The others assented to this Christian's 

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remarks, and it was agreed that the 
thre<e should meet at the village of the 
Christian woman to pray for ram. 

The day was fixed upon, and at the 
time specified the two Christian men 
came from their homes to the house of 
the Christian woman to fulfil the ap- 

From the house they went out into 
the principal street of the village, and 
having collected a crowd about them 
announced that they were about to pray 
to the Christian's Qod for rain, and 
invited any who would to join them in 
so doing. At first the majority of the 
villagers were disposed to do so, but 
tbev very soon changed their notion, 
and on the contrar^r hooted at the Chris- 
tians for worshipping the God of the 

Some eight or ten persons, however, 
went to see the service. I am sure I do 
not know where the idea originated, but 
the Christians chose a service that to us 
seems very singular. They went up to 
the top of a mountain at about four in 
the afternoon, and spent the whole night 
in fasting and praver. I think it was at 
sunset, and at dark there they read the 
Scriptures and prayed together ; at mid- 
night and at dayoreak the same; and 
spent all the intervening time in private 
prayer. They continued their exercises 
until about noon the next day, having 
abstained from food about twenty -four 

Thev then went and took some dinner 
with Mrs. Hong, the Christian woman, 
after which one of the Christian men 
returned home. As Mr. Leang, the 
second of the Christians, lived too far 
distant to reach home seasonably, he 
qpent the night in the village. 

He started for his home the next 
morning, and was thoroughly drenched 
with rain before he could reach it. 

The people of the village all believe 
that the Cnristians' God gave the rain 
in answer to the prayer of these, his 
followers, and insisted at first upon 
burning incense to this God, or perhaps 
securing a theatrical exhibition as an ex- 
pression of thanks, as they frequently 
00 to their own idols. 

The native Christians explained to 
them that the God of heaven and earth 
has no occasion for such gifts, while he 
does desire the obedience and service of 
grateful and willing hearts ; so dis- 
snading them frx)m their method of hon- 
ouring God. 

This conduct on the part of these 
three Chinese Christians was entirely 
spouUmeoxiB throughout. It was not 
SQggested directly or indirectly by any 

foreign missionary. No other public 
prayers for rain were offered by eithef 
native Christians or their foreign teachers 
here or at Chefoo. So far from the fo- 
reign teachers suggesting it, they knew 
notnin^ of what had transpired till some 
time afterwards. C. R. M. 

Tungchov, China, Augwt 28th, 1866. 

Baptism at Tnngohow. 

The Rev. C. W. Mateer, writing Au- 
gust 27th, 1866, says: 

Yesterday I had the privilege of bap- 
tizing the first convert from our school. 
He is the oldest boy in the school, and 
is, in fact, a man in years, though his 
education is not yet near finished. He 
has been for two or three months feeling 
that it was his duty to profess Christ, 
but as he is naturally modest and re- 
tiring, he did not make his wish known. 
His mother, to whom he was uncom- 
monly attached, died recently, and this 
brought him to a full decision. His ex- 
amination before the session was most 
satisfactory, showing that he has im- 
proved well his opportunities of learn- 
ing the truth. I nave great hopes of 
his future usefulness. He has a good 
mind, and is a most diligent student; 
and if he is spared and is taught by the 
Spirit of God, he maybe a sreat treasure 
to us in preaching to the heathen, As 
this is the first direct fruit of our school, 
you may be sure it rejoiced our hearts 
and filled them with thankfulness. I 
trust it may serve to strengthen our 
faith and stimulate our prayers and our 
labours for the conversion of the other 
scholars also. 

Mr. Mateer, in the same letter refers 
with grief to the sinful oomplianoe with 
the idolatrous customs of the country 
of the teacher of the school, — a pro- 
fessed Christian who is connected with 
the mission of another denomination. 
The poor man, on receiving his Uterary 
degree, receiving thereupon the congrat- 
ulations of his friends, and making a 
feast for them, was prevailed on to go 
and worship at the graves of his ancestors. 
This worship of ancestors seems to have 
a strong hold of the Chinese heart. It 
springs from the perversion of a 
good principle. Divine grace, however, 
will enable converts to revere their 
earthly parents while worshipping only 
their Father in heaven. 

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Baptisms at Canton. 

The Rev. C. F. Preston writes as fol- 
lows, under date of September 10th, 

Yesterday I baptized a Chinese, who 
was formerly a cook in my family. He 
had been an inquirer for a long time. 
His mother died in the hospital about 
three years ago, and his sister has been 
in my family ever since. A long time 
ago he gave into my hands his ancestaral 
tablets. I hope he is a true disciple of 

I am happy to say there are a number 
of inquirers and applicants for admission 
into the church. I believe they will 
increase, and perhaps rapidly. We see 
small things as yet, but they are the 
b^nnings of great things. 

The Rev. A. P. Happer, D.D., writing 
on the 25th of September, mentions the 
baptism of three more hopeftil converts 
at Canton, of which particulars will be 
found in the Foreign MUsUmary of this 
month. He adds, "I hope to be per- 
mitted to gather more fruit. There are 
some six or seven persons at the door of 
the kingdom, for whom my dear depart- 
ed wife had especially prayed. God be 
thanked for them." 

Witchcraft Mnrders on Corisoo. 

The events described in the following 
narrative by the Rev. 0. De Heer, under 
date of September l^th, 1856, show that 
our missionary friends are still living in 
the " dark places of the earth." 

Notwithstanding the gospel light has 
shone upon this little island for more 
than sixteen years, the prince of dark^ 
ness still struggles for the supremacy 
over its deludea people* The following 
id an incident of nis power. 

Last week a young man formerly in 
the employ of this station died after an 
illness of a few da3rs, in the prime of 
Hfe and full of vigor. Thus suddenly 
called away, his heathen relatives con 
duded he must certainly have been be- 
witched bv some enemy. Accordingly, 
on the night following his death, a coun- 
cil was held by the witch doctor, and 
while the hours were rendered hideous 
by the cries of mourning women, the 
men proceeded to judgment. As usual 
the nrst fixed upon was a poor slave 
from a neighbouring town, who vehe- 
mently denied the charge, and, in order 
to escape the fury of the people, named 

another slave ; both, however, were pro- 
nounced guilty. With revengeful wrath 
they immediately fell upon tne former, 
stabbed him to the heart, severed the head 
&om the body, cut him in pieces, and 
burned him just outside of^the town. 
The latter was taken to the other side of 
the island and murdered. The manner 
of his death we have not yet learned. 

Thus three souls were within a few 
hours ushered unprepared into the pre- 
sence of their Judge, for though both 
the accused had attended our services, 
been prayed with and for, and conversed 
with by myself and others at this sta- 
tion, and even confessed the desire to 
become Christians, their lives were such 
as to leave no confident hope that 
their salvation was secured. It is a fact 
of importance to mention that the wife 
of one of those murdered has for some 
time been an earnest inquirer and a mem- 
ber of the catechumen class, as also the 
wife of the man who owned him. The 
sentence of death was thus speedily ex- 
ecuted, because the people feared inter- 
ference. In accordance with his author- 
ity, [from the Spaniards,] the Priest aa 
soon as he received intelligence of their 
design, went to the town, but the cruel 
wori had been accomplished. Indig- 
nant at finding himself thus baffled, and 
the people acting in direct opposition to 
the laws laid down by his government, 
he assured me, during a call made at our 
house on his way home, that the offend- 
ers should be brought to justice. 

Such things sadden us beyond the 
power of words to express, our hearts 
bleed while we think of and write such 
occurrences almost under the shadow of 
our sanctuary. But we will not yield 
to discouragement, there are hopeful 
signs with us, though they may, for a 
time, seem lost in the black darkness of 
such events as the foregoing. The Lord 
reigns. We will anew lift up praying 
hearts and hands to Ood, receiving this 
as a loud call for more unceasing efforts 
in behalf of those for whom there is yet 

Many Christian people are the dc^ 
scendants of those who, in the British 
Islands and elsewhere, offered human 
sacrifices as a part of their horrible wor- 
ship. It is owing to the gospel that 
Druidioal rites no longer ^xisi The 
same gospel, we cannot doubt, will yet 
bless the people of Western Africa. 
Let not our readers forget to pray that 
its power may be manifested in full 
meesureoB Gorieea 

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PfliehAbui, Siant 

Most readers like to take np a good 
graphic article, describing persons or 
places of interest Snch a paper we find 
in the Bangkok Reoorder, Jnne 21st, 
1866, and here reprint a part of it for the 
satisfaction of many. It was written, we 
suppose, by the Rev. Dr. Bradley, a 
missionary at Batigkok, connected with 
^ American Missionary Association. 

. . . The Petchabnri Mission is situated 
on the left or west bank of the beautiful 
riyer of that name, about fifteen miles 
^m its mouth, if measured by the many 
bends of the river, and not more than 
eij^bt miles by a straight course. The 
mission was commenc^ in June, 1861, 
by Rev. D. McGilvary, and Rev. S. G. 
^IcFarland and their families, being a 
detachment from the Presbyterian mis- 
BioD in Bangkok. Its location is pecu- 
liarly pleasant, situated a little below 
the town, enjoying a good degree of re- 
tirement from its din, turmoil, and cor- 
ruption, and being next neighbour above 
to one of the smallest, and consequently 
stillest of temples, which is almost entirely 
concealed by lovely clumps of bamboos, 
and the grandest specimens of the foh 
tree, the palmyra palm, the tamarind, 
the mango, eta In their rear is a forest 
of manv kinds of trees, all evergreen^ as 
most of the trees of Siam are. Under 
its shade reside a few families of price- 
less souls for whom Christ died, and to 
whom he has sent his servants. Adyoin- 
isg the premises on the upper side is the 
leSdence of an officer of government, 
overshadowed by bamboos and the mag- 
nificent maogo. In the front is a river 
of clear water, so pure and life-giving 
that the kings of Siam must have all 
their drinking water taken from it. 
This river is nearly full three months of 
^e year, overflows its banks three times 
ht many days together, and is for the 
rest of the time generally shallow at 
that place, so as to be easily forded by 
footmen. It is just there remarkable 
for running always the downward way, 
md sometimes with great power. On 
the bank opposite the mission premises 
18 another evergreen forest, with nere and 
there a native dwelling. Looking up 
the river on the west si<M some one nun- 
died and fifty rods, you will see five or 
■iz brick dwellings separated a littie from 
each other, built in European style, 
neatly finisned with white stucco work, 
and each famished with a front fence 
aod landing of the same material They 
aie the country residences of thaSiamesa 

princes and lords. A little above this 
you will see a beautiful bridge crossing 
the river, which will for the moment 
lead you to fancy that you are at home 
in a Christian land. 

The mission premises comprise about 
an acre of land. Their two dwelling 
houses of two stories are rather smal^ 
yet ouite comfortable, and becoming the 
simplicity and neatiiess which should 
always characterize the dwellines of the 
ambassadors of the cross of Christ 
One of them is of brick with an earthen 
tiled roof; the other of brick and wood 
thatched with attap palm leaves. They 
are enclosed by a fence common to them 
both. The front part of it is strikingly 
unique, having brick pillars instead of 
wooden posts, eight feet apart, and the 
spaces occupied hv a cheap and tasty 
wooden paling. The pillars are neatly 
finished with white stucco, and contrast 
finely with the natural wood colour of 
the paling. As the river was found to 
be cutting off their front at a fearful 
rate, the brethren, by the advice and aid 
of their good friend, the lieutenant-eov- 
emor, made, last year, a firm brick dike, 
and constructed a small breakwater a 
few yards above it, by which means 
their front has been saved and greatly 
improved, and made into a very pleasant 
promenade ground, with a good flight 
of steps down to the water. . . . 

Thus our readers will see that the 
Petchaburi missionaries have a charming 
place to live in, and to study and preach 
the gospel to the heathen about them. 
And we would hereby bear them wit- 
ness that they have made a good begin- 
ning, and that they seem intent in 
giving themselves wnolly to the work 
of the "ministry of the Word." They 
have formed a httle church with a na- 
tive membership of three adults, one of 
whom is being educated for the ministry, 
and is already employed & good ded of 
his time as a colporteur. Tnoush it be 
indeed to them a day of small tnincs in 
one sense, it is a great day in the nght 
of eternity. Who shall estimate the 
greatness of the salvation that has al- 
ready been wrought in those three souls 
if they have indeed trusted in Christ? 
All the material wealth of this world 
would be but as the small dust of the 
balance when weighed with ii 

There is now, among a large part of 
their charge, a lively interest manifested 
in hearing the gospel, and we may con- 
fidently look for a great work of graee 
among them. 


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Ih November, 1866. 

8YW0D 0? AtBAWi^PbyqfAlbantf-WeBt Galvray 

oh 20, 8ab-6ch 6 »28 00 

Bthod or Bvrrujo.—Pby of Genetee Rtver—Cen- 
tral ch Geneseo 38 16. Pbyof Buffalo City— 
Bethany ch 11 18. Pby of Rochester CU}^ 
Phelps ch 16 «^ 33 

Stsod of Nkw Yoex.— Pbj/ of Hwdsofi— Wash- 
Ingtonville ch 11 68; Monroe ch 2 76. Phyof 
North iWrer— Calvary ch Newbarc 23 70. Pby 
of Qmncf rtcu^-C^oton Falls ch 13, Sab-sch 1; 
North Salem ch, G W M, 25. Fby of ^ew 
Tor*— First ch N Y mo con 212 09, ann'l col, 
in part, 1.077 68; Brick ch mo con 144 05; 
Chelfea ch mo con 44 ; Forty-second st ch rao 
con 40 76 ; Alexander ch mo con 3 66; Ist ch 
Jen»ey City mo con 68 46. P&y o/ New York 
2d— Scoich ch mo con, Oct A Nov, 212; West- 
minster ch Yonkers mo con 40; Washington 
Heiehts oh mo con 26; Sing Sing ch, to con 
Rev W Phraner Life Direetor, m. Pby of 
Nassari—k»tor\A ch mo con 63 51; Ist ch 
Brooklyn mo con 66 69; 8 Third st ch Wil- 
liam»burgh mo con 83 18; German ch Sab- 
Bch Williamsburgh 6 2,448 08 

Bthod of Nbw JmsKt^Pby of Pki««aic— First ch 
Morristown 243 70; Third ch Newark mo con 
84 86: Wickliffe ch mo con 11 49. Pby of 
New BrunwicA— First ch New Brunswick mo 
con 32 40; Dutch Neck ch 80, io( which mo 
con 68, Sali-.sch 11); Cranberry Neck Sab-sch 
11 ; 2d Cranberry ch and Sab-sch 60. Pby of 
West J«-««w— Hammonton ch 13 86. Pby of 
NewUm^hower Mt Bethel ch 31 85; Sab-sch 
6 26. Pbyof Jtoriten— New Hampton Sab-sch 
9 10. i^ of Luxeme—lat ch Maucb Chunk 
78 09; Pittflton Sab-ech 41 54. Pby of Monr 
mo««i— Tom»8 River Sab-sch 7 28 648 42 

Bthod of Phiiad«lphiAw— /*y of Philadelphia 
—West Spruce st ch, G S Benson, Esq, 100. 

benvHU—^ew Hagerstown Sab-sob 9; Two 
Ridges ch 9 66 208 88 

Sthod of Ohio. — Pby of ColumbuB — Truro ch 
•21. Pby of ZanesviUe—8a]em Ger ch 14 26, 
Siib-sch 1 16. Pbtj of Rkhlnnd— Ashland ch, 
Mrs L Miller 1. Sab^ch for Bogota ch 10; 
Chesterville Sabsch 2; Ontario ch 7 60; 
Haysville Sab-esch 8 25 66 15 

Sthod op 8Ain>vm,-^Pby of Frndtau—hittM Sab- 
sch 6 0S 
Sthod of Cihcihhatj^— P6jr of (Xnctfmafi— Sev- 
enth ch Cincinnati mo con 10 83; Lebanon 
Sab-sch 10. Pby of Oxford— 1st ch Hamilton 
16 60; College Comer Shb-sch 7 .31. Pby of 
5Wn<y— Cherokee ch 4 60; Belle Centre en 
11 60; Ist ch Sidney 58 15 118 29 
Sthod of Ihdiaha.— i^ of Madison— hexing- 
ton ch, M Kenning 10. Pbif of Indianapolia— 
Kaysville Miss'n Sab-sch Knightstown 6 15 00 
Sthod of Nobthern Ihdiaha.— P6y of CrawfordS' 
tnZ/fl— Greencastle Sab-sch 12 80; Crawfords- 
ville ch 8 20 80 
Sthod of VLUVon^—Phy of Kaskasfda—St John's 
Ger ch 7. P(^ of Sangamon— Farminfcton ch 
mo con 6 60, Sab-sch for Corisco 34 35. Pbw 
of Peoria — Lewistown ch 60; Elm wood ch 
26 32; Delevan ch 10. Pby of Bloomington — 
Deer Creek ch 10; Towauda ch, Peter P 
Hilts, dec'd, 50; Waynesville Sab-sch 2 60 

196 77 
Sthod of Chicaoo.— P6y of Boek iKtw— Second 
ch Freeport 46, Sab-sch 20 : Scales Mound ch 
2; Zion ch 1 76. Pby of frorrci*— Galesburg 
ch, a sick boy, 1 70 75 

Sthod of Wiscohsih.— Pfey of MUwaukie—Vf&Vi- 
kesha ch 32 26. Pby of Winnebago— yfinne- 
conne ch 10 86; Shermer ch Maysville 3 45 61 
Sthod of St. Paot.^— P^ <^ 8t Ptetrf— First ch 
Hudson Sab-sch 2 25 

Sthod of Iowa — I 
sch 5. Pby of 

t of CWar— Princeton Sab- 
otch Grove Sab- 
9 00 

PfM of Philadelphia Oentral—id ch half mo 
coll 16 24. Pby of Philadelphia 2d-Cheatnut 
HiU ch 75; "J" 500; Doyleatown ch 18 35; 
Allen Township ch 40; Slatington Sab-sch 10. 
Pby of New QtatU—^d Clay Creek ch 23 25; 
Sab-sch 8 25 ; Coatsville ch 40. Pbyof Done- 
gal— Union ch Sab-sch 6, AHda and Anna 
Crawford 1 10. Pby of Huntingdon^hewiar 
town Sab-sch 40; Waynesburg ch 82 80; New- 
ton Hamilton ch 54 85. Pby of Northumber^ 
land— Buffalo ch, Miss Henrietta Chambers 2 

1,015 84 

Bthod of Balthiom.— /% of BaUimore-Fred- 
erick ch 20. Pby of GaWwIo— Fayettevnle ch 
26; Middle Spring Sab-sch to ed child at 
Shanghai 38; Lower Path Valley ch36; Burnt 
Cabins ch 10. Pby of Potomac— Darnestown 
ch 11 85 ; Youth's miss'y soc'y 9 49 148 84 

Bthod of PirrsBumaH — P6y of BedsUm^-Dm^ 
lap's Creek ch 3 13; New Salem Sab-sch 6. 
Pbvof 0*io— Hopewell ch 27 60; Lawrence- 
Tilfe ch Lds» Mite Soc'y to constitute Mrs 
Maria PCulbertson L(/e Member 30; Mingo 
oh to con Sami Hamilton and Jno Patton 
Ltfe Members 78 25; Canonsburg ch 20. Pfty 
Jraarioffr-Pby coll for sch at Chefoo 29 ; Mt 
Tabor ch 7, Sab-sch 3. Pby ofSaltsburg—Vfar- 
ten ch 48 08; Pine Ran ch 19 60; Parnassus 
Sab-sch 12 08; Ist ch Kittanning 105 25 388 84 

Bthod of kuMawnrt^Pby of AUfghem/ Ofy— 
Sewickley ch 192, Sabsch 40; Manshester ch 
18 35. P^qf Beaeoer—Ut^e Beaver ch Fom 
MlS8^ Sotfy 15 80 261 16 

BnroD OF Wimini©— P6y of Jf«Sf»»5*»»T^'^ 
oh WheeUng 70 18; East BufBUo ch, M wi B 
Thompson 2. Sal^ch 16 20; Lower Ten Mile 
Bikb-8Ch8 80; West Alexander Sab^h 17 80; 
Beech Glen 8iU>-floh 12 75; Upper TenMile 
oh 10 85; Pine Grove ch 41 04 ; "geon Cwek 
ch6»forTaiigohowMhUU. P(yo/5tii»- 

Sthod of Southxbv lamk—Pby cf Dea Moines— 
Enoxville ch 18 00 

Sthod of Missouri.— P6y of 8t. Xoyfe— Bethle- 
hem oh 5; Zion ch 10; Bethel ch, Henry 
Niece, 10; Salem oh 10; A Friend 5; Mrs 
Obernhaus 5 45 00 

Bthod of Kbhtdckt.— Pb;/ of Louisviae—Qeoond. 
ch Louisville 8ab«ch 20. Pbyqf Ebeneter— 
Second ch Covington, to sup Rev C W For- 
man, India, 35; Burlington en, Hon J M Pree- 
ton 70 125 00 

Total received fk'om ohorchea, $5,933 05 

LsoAom. — Estate 
Brookville, Ind 

of Andrew 

Brian, dec'd, 
1,000 00 

MiscKixAHBovB.— E S Woodhull to ed child at 
Shanghai 36 gold; Col G Loomis 5; Chas H 
Strong to con Master Richard A Strong Life 
Member 40; Mrs Ann Piper 5; Jemmie's 
Tithe 1; Mrs Marg't Gunn 1; Rev J F Boyd, 
for Tungchow sch 40; A Lady 1: Wm E Sef- 
ton, six years old, 23 cts ; Annie, Thank Offier- 
ing, for chapel at Rio 20. for Bogota ch 20, for 
Yu Yaio ch 10; Mrs Mary Abbott 6. Scholars 
6; W H 2 50; A I-Yiend 200; RevS M Hamill, 
D.D., Lawrenoeville, N J.. 100; Mrs Clara 
Williamson 5: Myron Phelps, JE^sq, and wife, 
Lewistown, 1118,100; Mrs E E Townsend, 
Painted Post, N Y, 5; Mrs L H Huston5 605 73 

Total reoeipts in November, 1866^ 

f7,688 78 

Lhum relating to the Missions, or other opeia- 
tions of the Board, may be addressed to Waltb 
LowBO, Esqn Bev. Johh C. Lowbii, or Reiv David 
ImviHo, Secretaries, Mission Honse^ Centre street 
New York. 

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?JJBUSE13G House, 821 Chsstkut Stebbt. 

Letters relatlnfc to«genoSes,donatloiiBofboo1c8 
nd trtLcta, the appoiotoieDtof Colporteurs, roanu- 
scripte and hooks offisred for publication, the edi- 
torial depiirtment of the Sabbath-Sehool Viaitor, 
sod the general interests ef the Board, to be ad- 
dreassd to the Ber. WauAM E. Scbhick, D.D.Gor- 
respoDding Secretary and Editor, No. 821 Chest- 
Biit street 

All communications, reports, remitlanoes of 
money, donations, uid orders for books, to be 
iddressed to Mr. Wimthbop SABaiifT,Saperintend- 
eot of Colportage, Business Correspondent* and 

Subscriptfons to the Home ami Forttgn Bteord, 
•od the Sabbath-School VitUory and payments for 
the tame, to be addressed to Mr. Pma Walub. 

be made, and made with a firm and 
vigorous hand. The subject has as- 
sumed such proportions that we 
cannot afford an^ longer to float at 
the will of the tide. We must get 
out our compass, make an observa- 
tion, and see whither we are drift- 
ing. In such an enormous mass of 
juvenile religious books, there is of 
necessity a great inequality of merit 
Some of these books are decidedly 
pernicious and unhealthy in their 
tendency. A great many are mere 
trash. Of those that are good, some 
necessarily are better than others 
in the degree of their excellence. 

" The books may be classed as 
bad, poor, good, better, best. The 
duty of discrimination, and of a wise 
and just discrimination, is one which 
must be met. We can no longer 
shirk it with a good conscience. 

This is an impressive view of an 
existing necessity. And it has been 
because the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church clearly fore- 
saw the evils and dangers of this 
flood of religious reading for the 
young, issued by irresponsible par- 
ties, entertaining widely different 

Beligioui Juvenile Beading. 
The Sunday-school Times, in a re- 
cent number, has the following very 
sensible and important remarks in 
regard to the abundance of reading 
now published for the young : 

"The religiousjuveniles now pro- 
duced in a single week eaual the 
entire list that was accessible to our 
lathers. The societies and publish- 
ing houses engaged in this work 
have enlisted the active services of 
a large number of clergymen in 
writing juvenile story books. Be- 
sides this, we have quite a number doctrinal views from those set forth 
of educated and gifted authors of in our Confession of Faith, that it 
the other sex, who are devoting ! i^as confided the whole matter of 
their talente entirely to this species :^j^^ preparation of books for our 
of composition ; m fact, it has be- 1 ., , , ^ , , , t» j 

come a profession, almost as much i feabbath-schools to a Board com- 
as that of teaching. pletely under its own control. Year 

"Such a state of things has ne- after year the Assembly has care- 
cessitated a new duty, or at least j f^Hy ^^ted the Board's publications 
has given new force and stringency ' /. • o uu xi. i. i j -. 

to a duty already existing. Vith I ^^^ use m Sabbath-schools, and com- 
a list of at least five thousand dis- mended them. And year after year 
tinct publications, each claiming a • it has encouraged the Board to go 
place on the shelves of a Sabbath- forward and make further additions 
school library, and with not less ^^ j^ Sabbath-school Library of the 
than one addition to the list for , . , mi t» j j»t^ i.v 

every day in the year, what shall «^^^ ^^' ^he Board of Publica- 
Sunday-school men do? It is ob- tion, composed of intelligent minis- 
vious that a discrimination must ters and Ruling Elders of the Pres- 

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byterian Church, has been consti- 
tuted the hand, and the eye, and 
the mind of the Church to select 
and publish such religious works as 
are good, and useful, and instruc- 
tive for the youth of the Church, 
and only such. The imprint of the 
Board upon the title-page of a Sab- 
bath-school book should satisfy 
every Presbyterian that that is a 
good and a useful book to put upon 
the shelf of the Sabbath-school Li- 
brary. And we are glad to see 
that some of our Presbyteries and 
Synods have recently urged the 
churches within their bounds to sup- 
ply their Sabbath-school Libraries 
with all the juvenile books of the 
Board, before going any where else 
for a supply. When this is done by 
all our churches, the children of our 
families will be saved from the 
temptation to read much that is 
in opposition to the teachings of 
their pastors. 

Presbyterian Sabbath-schools of- 
ten deputize the Superintendent, the 
Librarian, or a Committee of teach- 
ers, to make selections for their li- 
braries, and they resort not seldom 
to private publishers and book- 
sellers. It is an unsafe plan. For, 
in the first place, the persons 
deputized may not themselves be 
very intelligent in the doctrines 
of our church, or very discerning 
as to the subtle forms of error. 
Then, in the second place, it is im- 
possible for such persons, however 
intelligent and judicious they may 
be, while standing in a book-store, 
and rapidly thumbing over a series 
of books, to form a reliable opinion 
as to their merits or demerits. And, 
in the third place, even when ob- 
jectionable books are avoided, the 
books found on the shelves of pri- 

vate booksellers are intended for 
circulation among people of all re- 
ligious creeds, and necessarily ex- 
clude those juvenile books which 
have any reading upon the distinc- 
tive topics of Presbyterian doctrine 
or church history. There are private 
booksellers who buy many thou- 
sands of dollars worth of the Board's 
books for the supply of Sabbath- 
schools, who never order a volume 
having anything distinctively Pres- 
byterian in it. Thus, so far as the 
schools purchasing through them are 
concerned, one df the most impor- 
tant ends aimed at by the Assembly 
in the establishment of its Board of 
Publication, is entirely frustrated. 

Whether a Sabbath-school orders 
books directly from the Board, or 
through some private bookseller, 
we recommend that it procure the 
Board's Sabbath-school catalogue, 
and aim to get a complete set of its 
library books before resorting to 
any other source of supply what- 
ever. By doing this, it may feel 
assured that it is getting good 
books — good Presbyterian books — 
upon its shelves, and that its scholars 
will read only what will be profit- 
able for them. 

The Synod of Indiana, and the 
Board's Publications. 

At its sessions in October last, the 
Synod of Indiana adopted the fol- 
lowing, with great unanimity and 
cordiality. Similar resolutions have 
this fall been passed by various 
Presbyteries and Synods : 

" Synod commends to our churches 
the books, tracts, and papers of our 
Board of Publication, to be prefer- 
red to all others f for soundness, ex- 
cellence, and economy; and men- 
tions the name of Brother J. D. 
Pering as a colporteur, labouring 

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within the bounds of Synod, pre- 
pared to set immediately to work 
m his calling, as requested by 
brethren in different localities." 

Wnben every part of our church 
shall adopt and act upon the above 
recommendation, a new and power- 
ful impulse will be given to the 
whole work of our Board of Publi- 
cation. 80 long as great numbers of 
Pr^byterians pass by the publica- 
tions of their own Board — even its 
8abbath-school books and Sabbath- 
tthool Visitor — ^to obtain their sup- 
plies elsewhere, it is impossible for 
that Board to be as useful as it 
might be made, or for our churches 
and people to have such religious 
reading as will warmly attach them 
to our Church and its sound Scrip- 
tural doctrines. Many thanks to 
the Synod of Indiana. 

The Sabbaih-tchool Vis iter. 

At the beginning of a new year, 
we call the attention of pastors, 
Sabbath-school superintendents and 
teachers, to our Sabbaih-school Viai- 
tor. Now 18 the time to subscribe, 
at the beginning of the year. 

The subscription of the Visitor 
has largely increased during the 
past year. But it is yet very far 
short of what it ought to be. Many 
Sabbath-schools in our churches do 
not yet take it. Can they not be 
prevailed upon to do so? No cheaper 
paper of its size, illustration, and 
general excellence can be had. 

Our Books and Tracts in Hew York. 
The volume publications of the 
Board have for some years past been 
kept for sale by R. Carter and 
Brothers, comer of Broadway and 
Spring street. New York. We are 
glad to announce that the same 
firm have lately made an arrange- 

ment with the Board, under which 
they will hereafter keep on hand a 
complete assortment of the tracU 
of the Board. Persons who may 
find it more convenient to procure 
tracts in New York than from 
Philadelphia, will henceforth be 
able to obtain them at Carter & 
Bros., on the same terms that they 
could at our Depository in the 
latter city. 

A Sabbath-school Library, for Bible 
Claisei and Teachers. 

The Board has made a selec- 
tion from its publications, called 
** Sabbath-school Library, Section Ist, 
for Bible Classes and Teachers.** It 
now contains about one hundred 
and fifty volumes, on practical, 
biographical, missionary, and his- 
torical topics. Other and new 
works of interest will be added to 
it from time to time. We commend 
this Library to the attention of 
Sabbath-schools. A separate cata- 
logue of it has been printed and 
will be mailed, as will also the 
Board's large Descriptive Catalogue, 
to any person sending a request to 
WiNTHROP Sargent, 
821 Chestnut St,, Philadelphia. 


I. William Farel, And the Story of 
the Swiss Reform. By the Rev. Wm. 
M. Blackburn, author of " The Rebel 
Prince," "The Exiles of Madeira," 
" Young Calvin in Paris," Ac. Price 

A narrative of the life and times of 
William Farel, the forerunner of Calvin. 
The great Genevan Reformer owed much 
to this learned, earnest, and holy minis- 
ter of Christ, and repaid the debt by a 
life-long friendship. It is a valuable con- 
tribution to our historical literature, and 
is well adapted to interest the young. 

II. AnthrOpOS. By the Rev. William P. 
Breed, D.D., Author of '* Man Respon- 

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eiblefor his Belief," <fec. Price 60 


** On earth there's nothing great but man.** 

This is a very valuable little work, 
exhibiting, in an attractive and instruc- 
tive form, the varied relations sustained 
by man to the material and immaterial 
worlds around him, and deducing there- 
from practical conclusions of great im- 
portance and impressiveness. 

III. A Week with Jesiu, or Lessons 
.Learned in His Company. By the 

Rev. John M. Lowrie, D.I)., Author 
of "Esther and her Times," "Adam 
and his Times," and ''The Hebrew 
Lawgiver." Price $1 25. 
The week of our Lord's life which 
forms the subject of this elegant volume, 
begins with the day upon which he heard 
the tidings of the death of John the 
Baptist, and ends with the scene of the 
Transfiguration. Not that all the events 
here recorded belong with chronological 
accuracy to the consecutive days of a 
single week; but they are placed very 
nearly together by the sacred writers, 
and derive much of their significance 
and interest from the time of their oc- 

The book is written in a graceful and 
attractive style, and bears the marks of 
mature thought and elevated culture. 
Dr. Lowrie is doing the church good ser- 
vice with his pen, and "a week with 
Jesus " will extend the sphere of his 

IV. Eva Merton, or The Blue Morocco 
Shoes. By Martha Farquharson, Au- 
thor of "Mysie's Work." Ac. Price 
55 and 60 cents. 

A well-written and very interesting 
narrative, teaching the folly of listening 
to a flattering tongue, the sin and dan- 
ger of putting off repentance, and the 
importance of coming at once to the 
Saviour. All the characters are admi- 
rably drawn, and our young readers will 
find the book well worthy of a careful 
perusal. Three woo4 engravings. 

V. Terrenia. By Edith Grahame. 
18mo. Price 40 and 45 cents. 

A beautiful and graceful allegory, in 

which human Hfe, in its relation to earth 

around aad eternity beyond, is exhibited 

under the aspect in which it would ap- 
pear to an angel visitant. This mc»de 
of presenting familiar subjects is not 
only a very pleasing, but also a very 
impressive one, and much important 
truth is thus placed in a new and strik- 
ing light before the mind. 


Pbjf (^ ^/6amr— Sab-8ch of Saratoga Springs ch 

27 66; Charlton ch 18 60; AmBterdam oh 23 20 

Qd 36 
P6y qf ^utison— Coshocton ch 2 00 

P5y of PoMoio— Morristowm 1st oh 83 0* 

Fby of West Jar<ey— Pittagrove ch 68 65 

POyof Newton — Blairstown Isi ch 23 80 

Pby of Luzerne— M&uoh Chunk ch 32 38 

Pbu of Philadelphion-Vfeat Spruce at ch, O 8 

Benson, Esq 30 00 

Ptrt/ of Fbtomae— Seventh at ch Washington, 

Jlission Soc 8at>-sch 14 00 

ny of SaUsburg— Carrie's Run ch 12 70 

Pby of Beaver— Slippery Rock ch 10 70 

Pby of Washington— Lower Ten Mile ch 8 25 
Pby of Oolutnbus— Columbus Ist ch sab^ch 43 41 
Pby of SteubenvUle-Centre Unity ch 6 86 

Pby of Biehland—EskysYiWe ch 7 37; Mt Vernon 

ch28 35 37 

Pby of Ifbo*^— JeroroevlUe ch 3 60; Berlin ch 

8: Mt Eaton ch 6; Wooster ch 20 20; CJark 

ch 8 45 44 16 

Fby of itftami— Springfield Ist ch 19 'J5 

Pby of Oxford— Hamilton ch 67 40; Venice ch 

18 76 76 16 

i% of Bloomington—ToYiaiidA ch, legacy of 

PetorPHilte 10 00 

Pby of DoiM— Madison 6h 16 37 

Pby of CWew^— Princeton ch 6; La Claire ch 2 

8 00 
Pby of Dubuque— Epworth ch 2 10 

Pby of Fairfield— Liberty ch 2 00 

Pby of Poorio—Le wistown ch 60; Myron Phelps 

and wife lOO 160 00 

Pby of St Loutf— Bethlehem ch 6 00 

Pby of Poto»*— Ironton ch 7 65 

Pby of JB6efMMr— Burlington, Hon J M Preston 

16 00 
Pby<^ 8 ifmnesota— Lake City ch 7 46 

Pby of OrcyoA— Clatsop ch 00 


A lady, Warsaw. N Y, Dipt'n Fund, 6; Eliza E 
Tuwnsend. Painted Post N Y, 6; Legacy of 
Andrew Briant, Indiana, lOoO; MargaretGuon, 
per Rt^v J N Swan. 1; Mrs -G H M " 30; Dr 
E M Huntl 22; John Anderson, Scrub Grae>s, 
Pa. 2 60 ; Rev Henry Brown, 18; Rev Levi 
Little, Ridgewoy, Elk oo, Pa, 6 ; Wm Pinker, 
ton, 16; Rev H A B. for Sab-sch books for 
Georgia, 10: Rev L R Fox 20; Spring Gar- 
den ch Sab-sch 15 06; Rev R H HoTliday, 
Findlay, OIno, 8; Spring Garden Sab-sch for 
books for Africa, per Dr Howard Malcom, 10; 
Rev J B Plumstead, Portage City, Wis, 10; 
Fairview Sab-sch for Santa Fee 5 60 1,156 28 

$1,964 30 

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Qmamented Ohnrohes. 

A recent nnmber of one of our religions 
weeklies, in an elaborate account of tbe aedi 
cation of a cbnrcb, aided b^ tbe Board of 
Cburcb Extension, describes it as bandsomely 
frescoed, cosbioned with crimson damask, 
with a large Gothic window of ornamental 
and stained glass in the rear of tbe orchestra, 
and a perspective, representation or reflection 
of the enture audience-room in the rear of the 
pnlpit.dbe. An esteemed pastor, after reading 
this description, writes us inquiring the views 
of the Board in reference to such churches, 
and whether this is a proper use of the funds 
contributed for Churcn Erection. It is, per- 
kap6, a sufficient answer to the inquiries of 
oar brother to saj that the grant to the 
church described, though recommended by 
the Presbytery, and earnestly asked for by 
&e churcn, was made altogether on the re- 
njonsibility of parties specially interested in 
ue enterprise, who furnished the funds to pay 
the appropriation. As, however, our brotner 
wishes to know the views of the Board, and 
says there are many others who duubt the 
propriety of aiding in the erection of such 
edibees while there are about 400 house- 
less churches in our connection, we think it 
proper to say, Ist, That while we believe the 
word of Goa abundantly authorizes any con- 
gregation to expend their own mean* in the 
erection of a sanctuary that will compare 
bvourably in costliness and beauty with their 
private dwellings, we do not feel at liberty 
to expend the charities of Christian people in 
the ornamentation of churches. We hold 
that a feeble church has no more right to call 
upon other churches to aid it in the erection 
01 a costly and beautiful sanctuary, than a 
needy disciple has to demand from his fellow 
disciple rich clothing and luxurious food. 

2d. We think that if a church, seekins aid 
from others, expends upon its edifice anything 
beyond what is necessary to render it neat, 
comfortable, and reasonably commodious, it is a 
misapplication of charitable funds, worthy of ^ 
severe censure, unless that church has before- 
hand informed the contributors of its intention, 
and they, in the discretion of their steward, 
shin, choose to give with this understanding. 

M. W^e are aware that the common plea for 
Ofmamental expenditures is that churches 
must be made attractive to the world. We 
think, however, the plea is not true to the ex- 
tent usually supposed, and that there is very 
oommonly a mistake in the application of the 
ite as far as true. Conformity to the world 
has been the curse and bane of multitudes of 
ehurchea. It is also a mistake to supposfthat 
any other beauties than those of neatness and 
proportion are really desirable in churches. 
These beauties, the highest and most per- 
manent, cost but little. 

4th. Tb« Board very rarely aids in the 
tnetion of costly sanetuariee. The compara- 
tively few grants which have been made to 
•ocfa enterprisee have been either donationa 

which narties specially interested chose to send 
througn the Board, or cases in which it became 
necessary for the Board to furnish a small 
amount to save large previous expenditures 
made without its knowledge or consent. In 
such instances the Board has always made use 
of funds placed at its disposal to meet ex- 
ceptional cases, and it has never drawu on the 
general contributions of the churches for such 
purposes. The average cost of the sanctua- 
ries tbe Board has aided with the funds of the 
Church is, as nearly as we can asoertain, about 
$20iX). This simple fact ought to assure con- 
tributing churches that their gifts are not 
spent in ornaments or luxuries. 


Fby of TVoj/— Watorford ch $48 26 

Pby m J?6«7t«Mr^Burlington ch, firom Hon J 

M Preston, 16 00 

Pby of Genesee fift?**^— Genesee ch 12 75 

Pby of New KorA— New York l8t oh 1684 90 

Pby of Long /«^^nd— Huntington 2d oh 11 13 

Pby of Nassau — W'allabont oh 16 71 

Pfjfj of IJvfUon — Monroe ch 6 00 

Pby of £Z<za!>€Mto!OT»— Elizabeth City Istch, 6U 74 
/^ of New Brufisvnckr— Pennington chi 20 00 
Pby of A^etffton— BlairstowD ch, 26 60 

Pby of Luzem^—MnhauoY eh 13 08; Scranton 

l8t ch 143 00; Mnuch CTiunk ch 26 34 181 46 
Pr ' " ■• "' - ■ ch • 15 00 

Pi 33 76 

PI xvinecha; 

27 89 
M ship ch 18 00 

Pi li»;Kish- 

2 1135 

P< 11 60 

Pi B 60; New- 

Pi 16 00 

M 9 67 

Pi >9ij Fred- 

[t Eaton ch 

^^ ^ 
Pi 400 

Pi Oh (special) 

70 00 
Pby qf Fort Wayn&-FoH Wayne Ist ch 60 80 
Pliyof Bloomington— Lexington ch, addl, 1 00 
Pby of Rock ^tw^-8cales Mound ch 1 20: Zion 

ch 1 SO 2 60 

Pby of Jtftami— Dayton 1st oh 27 95 

Pby of Duiu^u»— Merrill's Mount ch 13 30 

Pby of Coiar— Tipton ch lo dO 

Pby of C^ppemi— Oalesville oh 10 ; Hoxton ch 6 

Fbycf 7bp«Aa-.Iola ch 18 60; Oarlyle ch 6 flo 

Pbjr qf FoH 2)odg«— Algona and Unity cha 10 00 

Pby of I»«ar«nuw<^— Leavenworth Ist ch 28 00 

Pby qf HigJUami^Salem and Falls City ch 6 00 

Pby of 8t Paul— ForeBi oh 6 00 

Pby of Vinton— Big Grove ch 4 00 

Fvy qfSt Louis— ZoAT ch 4 ao 

^J^£^^^S!K.^^^ •°<i ^'«' Lewlstown, HI, 
loo: Mrs fi E Townsend, Painted Post, N Y^ 
6; J Ru8sell,North Jackson, 0, 6; B A C 6 116 00 


LegaoyofPPHilta,UiteofTowandach,nis 10 00 

Total for November; $8,680 40 

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(Omtinued from Duember No.) 
FbyqfBlo(mtingUm—yfBynef^ri\\ech^ 20; I^x- 

ington ch 10; Mackinaw ch 6 60; Monticcllo 

ch 6 50; Salem ch 8 50; Clinton ch 12 00 70 
Fby of Schuyler— Ebenewr ch 14 ; Doddayille 

ch 10 24 00 

Pby of SaUne-Odin oh 8 00 

i% of MUwaukie^HoWwad ch S 70 

fty of JTinfiefcoiTo— Cambria ch 10 00 

F^qf St Patt/— Stillwater ch 6 60; 8t Anthony 

ch. Andrew 41 47 60 

Bfgqf CSedof^Walcott ch 4 40; Davenport ch 

6 60 10 00 

Fty of i>j<Au</w«— Scotch Grove ch 12; Epworth 
ch 2 ; Peosta ch 6 20 00 

2 00 

$2,938 65 

$5 00 
88 73 
25 00 

P6y </ Fairfi(Jtd—lA Fayette oh 


Mrs Benaffh Andrews, of Philada» 

•• A Friend;' Phila, 

Jatnes Hamilton, of Carlisle, Pa, 

Mrs Mary Vance, of U S Innane Hospital, 

DC, fi OC 

Sabbath-school, Lawrenoeville, Pa, 16 45 

Anonymous, \tvr A Martion A Co, 6 00 

Through New York Observer, 5 oo 

^bv.j9tA,1866. $3,083 73 

The following amounts have been received 
since last report^ vis. 
Pby of ^ttionw— Rynex Comers ch 21 35; Dr 

Sprague's ch, add*l, 2 $23 25 

Pty of Omeaee iKrcr— Qeneseo Central ch 88 94 
Pby of Hudwm— Hopewell ch * 10 00 

Ptfy of Long /«2ami— Huntington 2d ch 20 00 

Fhy of .BU»i&«tAtou7n— Eliiabeth 1st oh 5 00 

Pby of Prwrtoic— Chatham Village ch 62 00 

Pby of New BrunfuncA— Pennington oh 20 00 

Pby of West Jersey— Pittsgroie ch 86 00 

Pby of iVewtofi— Blairstown ch 23 80 

Pby of Zfuzcm*— Mauch Chunk Ist ch 62 73 

Pby of Philadelphia Omtra(— PhoBnixville ch 6; 

CharleHtown ch 4 9 00 

Fby of PhUaddphia 2d— Conshohooken ch 7 00 
Pby of Neio Qwfto— Fajjg*8 Manor ch 40 38 

Pby of Huntinrjdoti— Tyrone ch 7; Little Val- 
ley ch 24; Hollidaysbnrg ch 76 13; Williams- 
burg ch 16; MitHintown ch 77 76 199 88 
Pby qf O/iio— Valley ch 16 60 
Pby of BoZttmore— ElIicott*8 Mills ch 19 00 
Pby of CbWisto— Harrisburg ch 91 ; Mercers- 
burg ch 80 121 00 
P(w o/ J20c(«ton»— Rehoboth ch48; Laurel Hill 

ch 16 64 00 

Pby of Saltaburg— Plum Creek ch 16 92 

Pby of leaver— New Castle Ist ch 60; Mt Plea- 
pant ch 17 05 77 06 
Pby of Allegheny City— Bearer ch 19 31 ; Alle- 
gheny 1st ch, add'l 6 10 26 41 
Pby of Washington^Tyrone ch 7; Wheeling Ist 
ch 62 26; Cross Roads ch 9 90; Fairview 7 

86 16 
Pby of St CtotrmZftf— Rock Hill ch 18 00 

Pby of Marion— Ht Gilead oh 7 86; York ch 2 

9 86 

Pby qf ZanewiUe—Duncaai'B Falls oh 7; Salt 

Creek ch 7 14 00 

Pby of >roo«ter— Fulton ch 28 00 

Pby of Maumee—Brytoi oh 6 25 

Pby of Pindlay—F'indlKy ch 80 27 ; West Union 

and Enon Valley 8 44 27 

P6v of Oarfofti— Oxford Ist ch 7 00 

Pby of New Albany— Sew Albany ch 66 00 

Pby of /SKdnev— Cherokee oh 11 ; Belle Centre 

ch 6 16 00 

Pby of Jfodf^m— Hanover ch 7 00 

Pby of /fidtanapoZis— Indianapolis 3d ch 40 00 
Pby of Fort Wayno—Sew Lancaster ch 2 81 ; 

Warsaw ch 7 9 81 

Pby of KoikcukianSi Johns ch 7; Zion ch 6 

18 00 
P6y of Sfwwafww— Springfield Ist oh 108 33; 

Springfield 3d ch 162 25 210 58 

Pby of Peoria— Myron Phelps and wife> of Lewis- 
town ch 100 00 
Pby of Bloomingtonn-Union Grove oh 7 00 
Pby of Chi4Mgo—Sorih ch 168 66 
P6y of Jfi/uNiuJU^-Milwaukie North ch 40 00 
Pby of FTmnefro^o— Newport ch 5 00 
Pfw of Dubuque— Mrs I D Franks, of 8cot«h 

Grove ch 1 00 

Pby cf /ouNz— Mt Pleasant ch 60 16 

Pby of Highland— 8a}em and Falls City chs 5 00 
Pby of Missouri fitp«r— Council Bluff ch 14 06 
I^ of St .LouM— Carondalet ch 1 ; Bethlehem 

Ch 6; Kingswood ch 19 66 26 65 

Fby of £&«nez«r— Burlington ch 15 00 

Pby of West Firyinfo—Kingwood ch« 60; Plea- 
sant Grove ch 3 60; Morgantownch27 09 37 00 
P6iy of BeniciaSap& City ch 22 00 

Pby of S Minnesota— Lake City ch 7 00 

$1,932 17 


James Russell, of North Jackson, Ohio, $6 00 
A Brown, of Frederiektown, Ohio, 2 00 

Interest ou Permanent Fund 35 52 

1,974 79 
Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Wahiut Street 
Philadelphia^ December 6th, 1866. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and to what Presbytery it belongs, 
should be distinctly stated, that it may be cor- 
rectly acknowledeed. And where checks or 
tirafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of **Gio H Van Gkldkr, Treasurer.** 

I give and bequeath to my executors herein- 
after named. dollars, in trust, neverUieless 

that tliey shall, within months aft«r my de- 
cease, pay the same to George H. Van Gelder, 
Treasurer of the Trustf^t of the Oenerul As^ttn- 
blu qf the Presbyterian Church in the United Stata 
ofAniaiea, or to his successor for the time being 
in said office, for the use of such disabled minis- 
ters and their families as the said the Trustees 
of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
(Church in the United SttUes of America shall ur 
1 may designate. 

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R«v. a a LooAii. Omrreapondfng Secretory, 
A. Cajobob, Esq, Treasurer^ _ 

Box 224 Pitteborgh, Pa. 
Wm. Mais, Esq^ Receiving Agent, 

821 Cbestnat utreet, Philadelphia. 

The Act of Ck)d. 

The following teatimony taken from 
the report of Major-General Sickles, in 
command of the department of the Ca- 
rolinas, accords with that of our mis- 
aionariee in all parts of the southern 
field, in most of its points, especially in 
r^ard to the faith and conduct of the 
freed people. The singular religious 
tendencies may be accounted for in great 
measure by the almost universal belief, 
"that their deliverance from servitude 
was the act of God." What grander or 
more touching scheme could be presented 
to the Church as it labours and prays for 
the success of missions than this? — A 
whole people recognizing Qod as their 
deliverer, and in the darkness of their 
ignorance feeling after him, to render an 
acceptable service of gratitude and praise. 
This testimony of a military commander 
ought to arrest the attention of every 
good man, and lead the doubting fol- 
lowers of Jesus to inquire what the Lord 
may now be calling upon them to do. 
It is as follows : 

OenercU SickMa Report 
Refers to affairs in the Carolinas and the 
remainder of his department He says 
the condition of the coloured population 
shows gratifying progress, ana adds that 
" the act of emancipation has been rati- 
fied constitutionally by the spontaneous 
assent of these States. The Le^slature 
of South Carolina has recognized the 
dvil rights of the freedmen as defined 
by the Civil Righto Bill. In North and 
South Carolina the courto are open to 
freedmen for the protection of person 
and property. In South Carolina they 
are competent to testify in all cases 
without disqualification on account of 
colour, interest, or relation to the sub- 
ject matter. Their dwellings, schools. 

churches, and societies are generally un- 
molested and secure. They are free to 
cultivate the soil for themselves, or to 
engage in any lawful calling, or to hire 
for wages, as they may choose. And it 
is only just to declare as the result of 
my observation, that the conduct of the 
coloured population has deserved all 

E raise, and justifies the belief that as 
eemen they will become reliable, 
worthy, and useful citizens. Conspicu- 
ous among the better tendencies of the 
race is their respect for religion. Devo- 
ted to their churches and preachers, they 
habitually attend divine service, and en- 
gage with singular earnestness in all re- 
ligious observances. The belief is almost 
universal among the freed people that 
their deliverance from servitude was the 
act of God." 

He describes numerous outrages com- 
mitted on the freedmen, and the prompt 
punishment which has followed them bv 
the military authorities and the Freed- 
men's Bureau, and suggesto that opera- 
tions be continued to suppress bands of 
outlaws and "regulators." He thinks 
that it would be premature as yet to as- 
sume that the new order of things in 
the Southern States is no longer an ex- 

There are under care of the Assembly's 
Committee now nine churches, with 
membership in each ranging from twenty 
to four hundred and fifty which are 
without any kind of a shelter. Yet they 
worship gladly in the woods, recognizing 
" their deliverance from servitude as the 
act of God." And this is but the be- 
ginning of the work among the Freed- 
men. We have just received a draft for 
$400 from a Christian brother, to be used 
in helping to build houses of worship for 
these poor Christians. This donation 
was called forth by the perusal of a let- 
ter written by one of our missionaries to 
another. The donor says in the letter 
covering his remittance: "It makes 
my heart ache to think of those eight or 
ten thousand Presbyterians scattered all 
around, destitute, worshipping in groves, 
and of those two bodies meeting under a 
tree for communion services. It does 
seem to me the Christian community in 
the North cannot be aware of the extent 
of the destitution existing at the South ; I 
am sure I did not until I read Mr. 's 


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letter." For more than a year we have 
endeavoured to give to our Church the 
impression we have of these terrible des- 
titutions and of the necessity for earnest 
effort to save these Presbyterian freed- 
men to our Church. If we fail to give 
them pastors and houses of worship, tliey 
will go to those who will. Every church 
organized must have a school, and both 
teacher and pastor must be sustained for 
the present by the Committee. 

The cry of the poor famishing Chris- 
tians grows louder and more earnest as 
our missionaries explore the field. A 
pious old negro came fifty miles, a week 
or two since, to beg for a teacher for his 
community. The missionary t^ok note 
of it, because he thought " God had sent 
him." No church or society had yet 
discovered them. Surely no pastor or 
church can be deaf to "such a call, or 
bhnd to such a mission now appealing 
to the whole body of Christ. "Whoso 
is wise let him understand this." 

Receipts nr November, 1866. 

Fffif of AUeghenif—W esimmster ch 12; Butler 

ch <52 :M); New Salem ch 26; Scrub Grass ch 

64; Union oh 10; Muddy Creek ch21 30 196 60 

Fbi/ of Adtijheny Citj/— North ch 62 76; let ch 

Allegheny 167; Beaver ch 8 04 227 80 

Ftyol Bloomington — Clinton ch 31 46; Waynes- 

vilfe ch 122 85 54 30 

Pby of 5a//tMtor«— Westminater ch, from Mn 

Mnru Wood, 100 00 

/*»/ of B«it'«r— Little Beaver ch 18 10; New 

6alem ch 34 46; Beaver Falls ch, add'l 6 68 66 
Fby ofJSew i^nifwiwc/f— Second ch Princeton, 41 00 
Pbtf of CyirlisU>—HarT\shuTg ch 115; Paxton ch 

Sab-*ch 12 37 127 87 

Pby o/Ooio/ordmZto— Bethany ch 6; Waveland 

ch 16 21 00 

Ptyy of Cfedar— Marion ch 18; Mt Vernon ch 

12 18; Linn Grove 16 42 46 60 

Pby of Cincinnati— Centrai ch, add'l, 100; 7th ch 

Cincinnati 108 83; Cummins villech 29 76 238 68 
Fhy of Cterton— Licking ch 64; Leatherwood 

ch ;« 78 87 78 

Pffy of ChiUicothe—\Jn\on ch 8 00 

PtJy of Cb/u»*//u«— Lancaster ch 10 60 ; Mt Plea- 
sant ch 11 21 60 
Pby of Omviectieut— Port Chester ch 6 00 
Pby of Chicago— Victor ch 6; Clinton Centre ch 

6; Willow Creek 27 36 87 36 

Pby of Z)u5u7u«— Scotch Grove ch 26; Peosta 

ch 5; Wayne ch 4 76 34 76 

Pf^ of Dane— Prairie du Sac ch 45 06; Richland 
Centre ch 8; Richland City ch 3; Fancy 
Creek ch 4 65 05 

Pby ofDes 3foin«— White Breast ch 2 40; Chari- 
ton ch 3 60 6 00 
Pby of JBri«— Fairfield ch 18 23 
FUf of Fmdtoy— Findlav ch 36 28 
P6y qir Fort Woyne— First ch Warsaw, addl, 1 60 
Phy of Q€M»ee ittvar-Sparta 2d ch 6 30; Ist 

Sparta ch 8 14 30 

n>y of Highland^-Sa\em and Falls City chg 2 00 
Pby of HimUngdon^Ba]d Eagle ch 8 00 

Pby of /ndianapott*— Bloomington ch 20 00 

Pby of /oM7a— Ononwa ch 8 80; West Point ch 

6 10 8 99 

Pfm of Kaakcukitk^Elm Point ch 9 46; Wave- 
land ch 2 II 46 
P&V of Lvaeme— First ch Manch Chunk 59 70 : 

Wyoming ch 16 74 70 

F^ of Lake— Crown Point ch 18 00 

Pby of //Ooa»*po»t— Rock Creek ch 6 00 

Pbu of Mohawh—OBwego Ist ch 116 71; Park 

Central ch 73 U8 71 

Pfcy of 3fiami— Franklin ch 20 75 

Pby of Madison— hexinf^ton ch 8 00 

Pby of Milwaukie— Port Washington 13 40 

Pby of New iM6on— Poland ch 100; Yellow 
Creek ch, add'l, 7 15; Yellow Creek ch Sab- 
8ch, J2 85 120 00 

Pby of North /2tv0r— Matteawan ch 182 40 ; Mid- 
dle Hope ch 2 60; Marlborough ch 23 60 168 40 
Pby of Ohio— Long Island ch 7 81 

Pbv of Oxford-Oxford Ist ch 7 60; College 

Corner 7 l* SO 

Pby of Rochester O^y— "Ladies of 1st ch Ro- 
chester " 50 60 
Pby of Sidney— BeUe Centre ch 6 50; 1 ch Piqua 

33 70; Beliefontaine ch 28 67 30 

-P&J/ of Schuyler— Ebenezer ch 12;' Dodsville 

ch 12; Macorabch 30 20 64 20 

Pby of SfiZ^'juro— Gilpal ch 2-5; Mt Pleasant ch 
28; Marion ch 16; Rev John Cruthers, Brady, 

J*** J o 75 00 

Pby of Sangamon— First ch Decatur 31 00 

Pby of Steubenvill^—CroM Creek ch 6 44; Cen- 
tre ch 2 56; Oak Ridge ch 6 15 00 
Pby of St Low*— Second ch St Louis 128 80 
I'by of Su»}xiehannar-OrwQ]l ch 14 00 
i% of rtncennes— Petersburg ch 10; Upper In- 
diana ch 7 40; Bruceville ch 1 60 19 00 
POy of Ftnton— Newton ch 15; Vinton ch 11 60 

26 50 
Pby of Washington^Pigi^n Creek 61; Three 

Sprmgs ch 8 68 fig 68 

Pby of mxrrcn^ Monmouth oh 25 60: Prairie 

City ch 4 29 60 

Pby of Winnebaffo--CKtnbriSL ch 11 00 


Mrs Piper, Quincy, 111, 5; Rev J A I Lowes, 
South Salem, 0, 3; Miss Lee, Frankford, Ind, 
1 47 ; Synod of Sandusky 31 60; Leander P 
Phelps, Macomb, 111, 12; Miss L G Sanford, 
Erie, Pa, 2U; Union Sab-pch. of Turtle Creek, 
Pa, 10; '* F," Tanevlown, Md, 5; Rev J D Pax- 
ton, D.D., Princeton, 111, 20; A friend, Shaw- 
neetown. 111, 6; Special donation for Milton 
sch from col'd Sab-sch, Princeton, N J, 13; 
Mrs Mary S Larimer, Stuartsville, Pa, 10; 
James Russell, North Jackson, Ohio. 8 ; Mrs 
S Timblin, Brookville, Pa, 1; Mrs S Y Ail- 
ing, Rochester, N Y, 20; Rev C Dickson, DJ^., 
Baltimore, Md, 60 224 97 

Pi mo ch 5 00 

P ill ch 3 00 

P Vernon dh 10; Pluck- 

P ig ch, (of which 1 69 

14 00 
P rd ch 35 67; Upper 

v^v^wLuiia v>i> — -xu 63 07 

Pby cf New Brunswiek—New Brunswick 2d ch 

10 76; Trenton 4th ch, (of which 24 is fron> 

£ B Fuller and wife,) 60 60 75 

I by of iVetDtan— Stewartsville ch 15 16 ; Blairs- 

town ch 26 60 41 66 

Piy of New Forfc— Alexander ch 12 07 

i1^ of Oregon— Cl&tBop ch 4 00 

Ptw of i'eorw*— Lewistown ch, from M Phelps, 

Esq, and wife, 100 00 

Pby of PhUadelpMa^Vfest Spruce st ch 115 90 
'^tn/ of Philadelphia Centra^NoHh ch, Phila, 

Infant Sab-sch, add'l, 2 00 

Pby of Philadelphia '/d— First oh Norristown 87 ; 

Allen Township ch 14 61 00 

Pby of Raritanr—Amw oW 2d ch 4 00 

P^ of Salt8burg—lDd\&na ch 80 26 

Pby o/iSu«(7ue/>amia— Stevens villa eh 4; Troy ch 

18; Wyalusing 2d ch 16 38 fO 

71jj/ of Sangamon— Wirgmia ch 20 60 

Pby of St Louis— First ch Kirkwood 19 65 

Pby of West Jersey— Minjille ch Sab-aoh 9 92 


Rev Joseph H Jones, D.D., Phila, 5; Rev R 
Taylor, D.D., Princeton, N J, lor the Freed- 
men in LouL<<iana, 10: Wm Huntting, Plain- 
field. N J. 1; Miss J W20;8RD20; CA D 
20, New York 76 00 

Total receipts in November, $3,653 43 
A. CAMERON, Treaaurer, 

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No. 2. 


The Chireh DeUnqnent— ni-adviied 


This leads me to speak of one 
thing, pressed hard on my notice in 
my missionary experience. Our 
missionaries are very often driven, 
as has been my own case, by the 
inadequacy of their support, to 
supply the deficiency in their sala- 
ries by manual labour of some sort. 
Now, by teaching, a minister may 
be not only doing good in a gen- 
eral way, but also advancing the 
cause of Presbyterianism, especially 
by establishing parochial schools, 
but every day spent farming is a 
decided loss to the missionary cause. 
Not $0 nmeh, perhaps, though cer^ 
tainly to some extent, directly 
in missionary work, as indirectly in 
the matter of study and private 
devotions. We may still itinerate, 
visit and preach very nearly if not 
quite enough, though with inevita- 
ble difficulty, but we must study 
to preach with profit to our hearers. 
We must study, not only because we 
have intelligent audiences to preach 
to, or because infidelity opposes us 
with the weapons of intelligence, but 
also because those that would teach 

must first know, and because without 
study the mind becomes impover- 
ished, and its powers enfeebled. It 
is not at all uncommon for a young 
man to spend his best days in the 
drudgery of itinerant missionary 
work and manual labours, until he 
finds he can't preach half so well as 
when he left the seminary. I have 
known men to have to leave the 
very churches they gathered togeth- 
er, because when the time tor preach- 
ing came they found they could not 
give satisfiftction. Our missionary 
force in the field can't do the 
amount of work they ought to do, 
and their effidency is greatly dimin- 
ished inteUectually for want of ade- 
quate support. Our Church is 
abundantly able, not only to support 
(our) her present force fully in 
tiieir work, but could also put every 
W. C, in our Churdi, worth any^ 
thing, into the field on the same 
footing. Would she do this, our 
missionary work would soon be of 
vastly more honour, to her than it is 
now, for it eertainly •• iaa behind 
what it might be. If we send an 
army on a warfiire, we must support 
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I may be wrong, but I have long 
entertained the opinion that our 
people do neither correctly under- 
stand the domestic missionary work, 
nor fully appreciate it They judge 
of it by the pastoral work in more 
favourable circumstances, and by 
the church at the East, or in their 
Own cities, and hence it does not 
impress them as deeply as it should, 
nor receive the patronage it de- 
mands. They should be corrected, 
and, I think, must be, before they 
meet the demands of the cause. 

Presbytery will apply for three 
hundred dollars for us this next year, 
and as I am fully convinced of the 
necessity, as the interests of the 
cause depends on my being supported 
in my proper work, and as I hope 
to need so nmch but one year, if I 
continue in this field, I earnestly 
entreat it may be granted. 

Patient working— Thankftilness for 
any tokens of success. 

Dear Brother, — I am reminded as 
I sit down to report another quarter 
of missionary labour finished, that 
report of the same has already been 
borne to heaven. How richly com- 
pensating for patient toil unacknow- 
ledged and unnoticed by the world, 
is the thought which the obscure 
missionary is permitted rejoicingly 
though tremblingly to indulge, that 
he has been in some degree instru- 
mental of increase of the "joy in 
heaven." I am not able to report 
large accessions to the church, 
through my ministry, but I bless God 
that some wanderers have thus been 
led to the Good Shepherd's fold. At 
our last communion six persons 
were admitted to membership of 
the church in this place. A hus- 

band and wife were received from 
the United Presbyterian Church. 
A wife without her husband from 
the Congregational Church. An- 
other husband, whose wife had for 
many years been a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, joined 
her in confessing Christ, and both 
together united with us. Another 
wife was received, who, after long 
years of hesitation, has happily 
joined her husband in the endeavour 
to ** walk in all the commandments 
and ordinances of the Lord blame- 
less." These may seem small favours 
to those who count converts by the 
score or hundred, flocking "as doves 
to their windows," but to us who 
have watched, and waited, and 
toiled, and laboured long in loneli- 
ness and disappointment, they are 
big drops of rich unmerited mercy, 
filling our hearts with gladness, 
and displaying in our horizon a bow 
bright with hope and promise. 
May the dear hope be realized! 
But if instead of fructifying show- 
ers, and bright growing days, dark- 
ness and drought and desolating 
storms shall be our allotment, we 
pray that we may not be "weary 
in well-doing," assured that " in 
due season," in God's good time, 
" we shall reap if we faint not" 
Our two weekly prayer-meetings in 
this place are well attended. The 
fewness and scattered condition of 

the membership at C render 

weekly social meetings there un- 
feasible. At both places the Sab- 
bath audiences are good. My reg- 
ular Sabbath-day's journey now is 
sixteen miles. I preach twice and 
often thrice each Sabbath. I have 
baptized two adults and three in- 
fants, since my last report 
Throughout a large belt of this 

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reffion, the crops of last season were 
a laUure. Many acres yielded little 
more than the seed scattered on 
them in the spring. This lessens 
the ability of the people to add to 
the scant sum ($150) they raise 
toward my support. This, m con- 
nection with the disappointment of 
receiving aid from my children's ear- 
nings the past summer, makes the 
banning of dreary winter still 
more dreary, and tne aid of the 
Board of Domestic Missions doubly 

Early Death— Sad Lost to an Im- 
portant Field. 

Dear Brother, — I send you a 
has^ line giving you the very sad 
inteUigence that our precious young 
brother, A. L. Wilson, is gone to 
his long home. He died on last 
Saturday at [half-past one o'clock, 
at the house of N. McGill, Esq., 
one of the elders of the Mad- 
isonville Church, in the midst of a 
large number of weeping friends. 
I was one of the number. I had 
been with him from Wednesday 
morning previous. At his own 
special request I "remained with 
him until his change," which he 
said " would not be longer than 
the Sabbath-day, if so long." So 
on that day it was my very solemn 
duty to follow him to his church, 
(where but seven weeks before I 
had assisted him in his communion 
meetin^,^ and conduct his funeral 
solemniti^, and witness the inter- 
ment of his mortal remains just a 
little in the rear of his church. 

His disease was the most rapid 
case of consumption I ever knew. 
He was taken with hemorrhage 
from his lungs on Sabbath night at 
church, pust six weeks before he 
was buned. The discharge was 
very copious, and afterwards very 
frequent for some three weeks, and 
tiben cough and heavy discharges 
of heavv white matter. As he was 
CTeatly beloved, so is he now great- 
h lamented, cut off in the very 
dawn of the most promising and 

useful life. The most growing 
young minister I have ever known. 
He grew in grace and in favour 
with all the people. Every one 
who saw him and heard him as a 
minister loved him. He died in 
full triumph of the Christian faith, 
fully resigned, and, at the last, was 
truly desirous to depart, that he 
might enter "his everlasting 


Sthod or AiBAiTT.— /^ qf Atbanf—K\n» 
borough ch 106 80 Little Falls oh 66 73. 
/*y of JfoAaicfc— Purk Central ch. Syracuse, 
120. Fbycf TVoy—Waterford oh 96 60 $378 2S 

SnroD OF Allmhint.— ffty of AllMhmy—6Uit9 
Lick ch 83 86 ; Brady'g Bend oh 18; Conoord 
ch 21; North Butler ch 6; Freeport ch 48; 
Scrub 6ra8B ch 3U; New Salem oh 18. Pby <^ 
Allegheny Otty— Freedom ch 8 67 ; Emaworu 
oh 4 60; North ch, Alleghenv, la Pbtf cf 
Beaver— Hew Castle l8t ch 47 25; New Balem 
ch 4 2ft. Ftry ^f IStm— Mercer 2d ch 16 16: 
Big Sugar Creek ch 6; Qreenfiold oh 4; Cool 
Spring ch 11 ; S«aem oh 10 206 67 

Stnod of BALTiiioiti.— P^ of Aittimor^— TftneT- 
to¥m ch 146 04. P6y of uir^««2«~Upper Patn 
Valley oh 70; Green Castle oh 38; Mechanioa- 
burgch 28; Millerstown ch 20 36; Gettysburg 
oh 64 96, (of which Sab-ftch 81); Great Con«- 
wago oh 80; Harriaburg ch 127 48; Tom's 
Greek ch 22 08; Piney Creek oh 11 64. Pby 
of !,««?«— DoTer oh 16; Snow Hill ch 7 16, 
Pby of i^toma«— Seventh St ch, Washington, 
6 40; New York At oh, Washington, 22 60 

616 6ft 

Snros OF Buffalo.— Pfty of Oermee River— Tub- 
carora oh 6; Caledonia 1st ch 42 61: Wyom- 
ing ch 30 11. Pby of Boche^ter OUy— Char- 
lotte oh 8 ; Seneca ch 10 06 72 

Sthod OF Ghioago. — Pbi/ of Bureau — AndoTor ch 
8. P6y of Cfneago—Vf illovr Creek ch 43; 8t 
Anne 2d oh 4 35. POy of Boek ii*u«r— Ster- 
ling oh 42 60; Foreston Ger oh 13; Dixon ch 
46 47. Pby qf Sehuylm^-Ebenetier ch 18 ; 
DoddsTiile oh 8; Hopewell oh 12. Pby of 
IForren— Rev Joe PUtt 12 60 207 82 

Stnod of CacnmKn.—Fbf/ of ChUKeothe—Belfaat 
oh 6. Pfcyo/JfMimi— Springfield let oh 60 66 00 

Stvod of liunom^— Pbj/ of Bloomington—LeX" 
ington oh 20; Mack maw ch 0; Galloway ch 
10; Gilman ch 6; Brenton ch 6. Pby ofKas- 
kaskta—St John's Ger ch 2 40. Pby of Palee- 
Une— Areola ch 2 60; Milton oh 2 60. Pby of 
Peoria— Peoria 2d oh 74 70; Princoville en 
20 66. Pby of Saline-Qalem ch 13. Pby cf 
Sangamon— Spring&eld 8d ch 100 266 66 

Stnod of Induha.— Pby qf Jfadimm— Hanover 
ch 17. Pby qf New Albany— ShsLTon ch 2. 
Pby of Fin««nn«§— Sullivan oh 6 66 24 61 

Stkod of Iowa.— P6j/ qf Codar— Cedar Valleych 
8 76; Summit ch 16; Long Grove ch 7: Tip- 
ton oh 29 (56; Muscatine Ger ch 14; Fairview 
ch 6 70. Pby of Du&uoud— Chester ch 3 36; 
Lime Springs en 2 80; Andrew ch 7; Farmer's 
Creek oh 3; Prairie ch 4. Pby of Vmt'jr^^ 
Newton ch 30; Bock Creek and Corinth ohs 
16; York oh 2 144 2S 

Sthod of Kahbas.— P6y qf Bighkmd—AUih\Bon 
oh 17 00 

Sthod of KmrrucKT^Pfty qf Wett Lexington— 
Hopewell ch lo 00 

Sthod of Mwoubl— i^ijf JRi/fiiyra-^Be? J P 

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Finley and wife, a thank oflnBring« 10: Rev A 
Stead and wife 6. Pby of Upper Minsouri^ 
Fillmore ch 17 60, (of which 10 from llev J N 
Young,) 82 60 

Bthod 0? New Jmnr.— Pfty ef BUmhethiown— 
Lamington ch 70 ; Perth Aniboy ch W). ^y 
fl/ Lt«crn»— Newton ch 7; Summit Hill ch 25, 
(of which Sab-8oh 3 61); Conyngham ch 20; 
Archbald Ger ch 6. Fbu of Monmouth— MtiXk- 
alapan ch 89, (of which 19 a thank oftfering 
from Mrs Jno Van Doren.) Pby of New Bruruh 
•PirA:— Lawrence ch 140; Kingston ch 81 99: 
4th ch, Trenton, 178, (of which E B Fuller, 
Esq, and wife 100.) Pby of Newton— Uar- 
mony ch 37 60. Pb^ of Pawaic— Morristown 
1st ch, addl, 20; German ch, Paterson, 10. 
Pby o/i2an7on— Bloomsbury ch 20 03; French- 
town ch 30 14; Kingwood ch 27 60; Clinton 
ch ( Ladies Miss SocJ 30. Pbv of Susquehanna 
^Monroeton ch 7. Pby of Vfe«/ Jrrsey— 
Bridgeton 2d ch 48 68, (of which 28 68 from 
8ab-8ch) : Bridgeton Ipt ch 30(), (of which 64 
from Ladies Soc); Cedarville ch 85 25 1,003 09 

SnroD OF New Yokx.— Pby of Hudson — hampton- 
burgch32; White Lake ch 7; Jeflfersonville 
Ger ch 5 03: Goshen ch 79 19. Pby of Lang 
Jj/and— Middlet<)wn ch 16 63; South Haven 
ch 10. Pbv of A'a«aau— Throop Av ch, Brook- 
lyn 47 76; '8 Third 8t ch, Willamsburg from 
Miss Brace, 10. Pby of New For/:— Jersey 
City Ist ch 10; Brick ch 1,560 46; Alexander 
oh 3 60; Fifth Av and Nineteenth St ch 5,887 
83 Fby o/ New York 2d— Canal St ch 13 4fi. 
Pby of North iKrw^Middle Hope oh 14; 
Marlborough ch 30 60 7,727 33 

8T50D OF NoRTHXBN iKDiAifA.— P6y qfOrowforth' 
ville— Union ch 10. Pbv of Fort (Tai/rve— Lan- 
caster ch 5; Wabaah en 26; Kendall ville Ist 
oh 16; Plearant Ridge ch 20; Elhannon ch 5. 
Pby of Z^ito— Valparaiso oh 26 46. Pby of 
I/yjanaport — Oxford ch 6 60. Pby of Munde — 
Muncie Ist ch 18; Hopewell oh 3; Hartford 
ch 4; Union oh 6 188 98 

Stwod of Ohio.— Pby of CbA<fH6ti»— Westminster 
oh, Columbus, 29 58: Groveport ch 2; Dublin 
chO 75; Lancaster ch 46 68. Pby of Hocking— 
Barlow ch 4 76 ; Decatur ch 3. Pby of Marion 
— Liberty ch 6. Pby of /McWand— Fredericks- 
burg ch 27 ; Utioa ch 6 38 : Vermillion Insti- 
tute 16. Phy of ZanasvUle—'laaiwyiWe 2d oh 28 ; 
Beulah ch 2 178 09 


Minneapolis, 61 48. 
Preston ch 3 50 

Stwod of Pittsbumbw— P^ of Btoir«rta«— Ebens- 
burg oh 12 10; Unity ch 80. Pby of Clarion— 
Bethesda oh 19 90; Middle Creek ch 6 10; 
Oak Grove ch 4; Perry ch 20 65. Pbtf of Ohio 
—First ch, Pittsburg. 626 13 ; Forest (jrove ch 
17: Montrose oh 16; Bethel ch 62 5U; East 
LiMTty oh, in part, 286 61; Pittsburg 3d ch 
416 21. Pby of £0d«ton«--8ewickley ch 26 45 ; 
Behoboth oh 64 46; Tent oh 10 50; Georges 
Creek ch 19 60. Pby of Saltsburn— Cherry 
Bun oh 6 80; Jaoksonrille ch, addl, 6; Salta* 
burg oh 49 94 1/Sn 14 

BmoD OF Bt. Pkvu—Pby of Chippewa— Winona 
ch 82. Pby of at PbmI— Stillwater 2d and 
While Bear Lake eha 22; Westminister oh, 

Pby of S MimuMffta— 
109 98 

Stnod of Saitdusit.— P6yo/ ^yvna^— Blanchard 
oh 4 20; Pleasantville ch 8 30. Pby of Mau- 
»n««— Union oh, add'l, 1 81; Bethesda ch 7. 
Pby 0/ JMcAt^an— Zeeland ch 3; Woodhull ch 
6 67. Pby of Western Reserve — McCutcheoiw 
Tille oh 4*65; La Fayette ch 9 ^ 43 68 

8Tiro» OF 8. lowAw— rtw of IJWr/TeM— Birming- 
ham oh 6 26. Pby cf Missouri -Riwcr— Muddy 
Creek oh 6 60; I^emaha River ch 6 75; Ne- 
braska City oh 6 36; Afton oh 7 60; Glen wood 
oh 4 60 36 8S 

SnroD OF WnssLnro.— Pbj/ qf New Lisbonr— 
Salem ch 42 86; Rehoboth oh 14 92; Newton 
oh 11 09; Middle Sandy ch 18. Pby of St 
OofrwiZi*— Nottingham ch 40 60. Pby of 
SteubrnvOe—Nevr Philadelphia ch 10: New 
Hftgerstown ch 27 ; Amsterdam ch 2 60 ; Deer»- 
ville ch 8 50; Feed Spring ch 2 60; Hanna 
ftind of Centre Unity ch 140; Cross Creek 
and Centre chs 14. Pby ofiWashington—C\Ay9- 
ville ch 36; Cross Roadstch 20 53; Burgetts 
town oh 14 96; Cove oh 18 60 411 94 

Stnod of Wiscokmnv— Pb|/ of Am^— Verona ch 
1; Platteville Ger ch 8 60; Lake View ch 8; 
BelleTillechd; Dayton oh 2; Richland Cen- 
tre oh 4; Richland City oh 4; Fancy Creek 
ch 2. Pby of 3fiitratiJti0— JanesTille oh 62; 
North ch, Milwaukee, 190, (of which 60 from 
Mr P C Hale); Port Washington ch 20 56; 
Beloit 1st oh 60. Pby of Wintuhaqo—kv^vck- 
bly ch. Bearer Dam, 7 ; RobinaonTille ch 7; 
Depere ch 17 380 06 

Total Receipts from ohorchee $144)46 ff7 
MracKLLAifious.— ** Orange »* 20; A lady, of Dela* 
ware 5; Miss De Pue 2; Mrs Jane Hubbard, 
Ohio, 20; *«S M H"60; Mr8**M F," Greens- 
burg. Pa, 10; Mra Elizabeth R King, Wyom- 
ing, 20; L P Stone 100 227 00 
LsoAGiKB^— Legacy, in part, of Wm MoClung, 
late of Indiana, 700, less exo 88 — 699 12; 
Ijegacy of Miss Emily Duncan, deo'd, 600, 
less tax SO — 470; Legacy of James H Will, 
dec'd, 400; Estate of Wm Thompson 6 

1,674 12 

Total Reeeipts in Decomber, >1 6,747 89 
a D. POWEU 7V«a«irar, 
No. 907 Arch street, PhUaddphfa, 

1 box from ladies of Ist oh Meroer, Ps, valaed 

at $199 81 

1 package from 1 ady in Oamden, N J, rained at 3 00 
1 box from ladies of 1st church Bridgeport 

Conn, yalned at 120 00 

1 box from ladies of 1st oh New Bronswlek, N 

J, valued at 260 00 

1 box from ladies of 1st oh Dayton, O, valued at 

165 00 
1 box from ladies of 1st oh Trenton, N J, valn<^d 

at 235 00 

1 box from ladies of Sing Sing, oh N T, ralue 

not given. 
1 box from ladies of Park oh Erie, Pa, ralued 

at 165 73 

1 barrel from ladies of Astoria oh, N T, value 

not given. 
1 box from ladies of West Spraoe 8t oh Phila, 

yalued at 826 34 

$1,474 38 

No. 907 Arch Strbbt, Philadblphia. 

Corresponding Secretary— Kkv. T. L. Jamxwat, D.D. 
Treasurer— &AMina. D. Powkl. 

Lrtibs relating to Missionary Appointtnents 
and other operations of the Board, should be ad- 
dressed to the Corresponding Secretary, No. 907 
Arch street, Philadelphia. Letters relating to the 
pecuniary aflUrs of the Board, or containing re- 
mittanoos of money, should be sent to S IX 
PowiL, Esq., Treasurer— same address. 

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•ocsxM Aftxnw: peat n thciiefork thb Lord of 


mo HU HARTXR —Matt ix. 87, 38. 

HeUuUsleepetb in barrestisason that oaoaeth 
ahame.^ — Ptot. x. 6. 

"Jems saith onto them, My meat is to do the 
win of Him that sent me, and to finish His work. 
Saj Dot ve. There are yet four months, and then 
eoroeth harrestr behold, I saj onto vou. Lift up 
your eyes, and look on the fields; tor they are 
white already to hanrest. And he that reapeth 
rseetreth wagee, and eathereth firuic unto life 
elemal; that Doth he that soweth and he that 
reapeth inaj rejoice together. And herein is 
that saying true. One soweth and another reapeth. 
I 9ent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no 
kboor : other men laboured, and ye are entered 
into their laboara."— John iv. 8i-«. 

Appomtmentiof the General Attem- 
uy in behalf of the Board of Edu- 

— WrrH A ooLLKmov toa ter Grmxral EbuoAnoH 


day of JPMrwofify the 88th of the proMot 

CATION — "With a oollrctiov for thi Minu- 


«aMa«Jk «!/ Jfar**, the dd day, in thia year ; oa 

Our Sabbath. 

We have a certain piece of pro; 
a tract of time, whico has been made 
over to OB by the highest earthly court 
of our Sovereign. We hold it not of 
kw, but of love ; love to the Lord, and 
bve to hia kingdom. The Qeneral As- 
sembly of the Church has defined it to 
be " the first Sabbath in March/' (" or as 
aoon thereafter as possible"). And now 
we wish to notify our brethren generally 
that we are anxious they should respect 
this property. Every one of them con- 
cedes that we ought to have same one 
Sabbath of the fifty-two in the district 
of the year. But if one person gives us 
bis foot-square on this hill, and another 
bis rood-square in that valley, and an- 
other forgets all about the matter, it 
will be very hard to use or cultivate it. 
There will be a great deal of unnecessary 
to)uble, and of unnecessary expense, and 
of unnecessary loss. As tne Court says, 
let us have a iair piece of common, 
lying together, and well-situated. And 

do not stint us as to timber, and grass, 
and springs of water. It is all not our 
property, but our blessed Lord's. We 
are, under Him, your herdsmen, taking 
care of your slieep, and your lambs. 
And what we claim, therefore, is not for 
our own, but for the good of all, and 
because it will be pleasing in His 

Well, you ask, how skoM we observe 
(Ms Sabbath f 

What a multitude of texts, what a va- 
riety of topics, may be brought properly 
to Dear upon the great theme oi the 
day I Parental duties ; baptismal vows; 
revival mercies ; the nature of the cove- 
nant of a soul with its Redeemer ; the wants 
of the age, the high privileges of American 
youth ; their great dangers and tempta- 
tions; the present posture of Chnsti- 
anity ; the essential character and noble 
record of Presbyterianism in all ages; 
appropriate prophecies ; the commands, 
and tne example, of the Lord Jesus. 
And many more are there that all poinf 
to this one great design, to inspire the 
young with a zeal to preach the gospel 
of eternal life to a dying world ; parents 
and teachers with determination to exert 
their mighty, their next to the All-mighty, 
influence towards aiding in this glorious 
work ; and high and low, rich and poor, 
males and females, with the heavenly 
principles which will lead them to pray 
m smcerity, " Thy kingdom come, Thy 
will be done on earth as it is in heaven, ' 
and to honestly consecrate and use their 
property and influence for this chief end 
of man. Conceived in prayer, matured 
in prayer, and pressed with fervour upon 
the hearts and consciences of a Christian 
people, accompanied with a soul-felt 
conndence in the Holy Spirit to giv« 
efiect to the truth, how powerful the in- 
fluence such appeals may exert I And 
just so far as they are truly made as ' 
though God did beseech men by us, and 
as in the stead of Christ, whose com- 
mission we obey, will men yield to them. 
Jesus standing there unseen will give 
every thrust of the word power to pierce 
many hearts. The arrows will be sharp 
whereby the people fall under thee. 
There shall be many a youth from whoso 
eyes there shall M as it had been scaka^ 

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and he shall be shown how great things 
he must suffer for Jesus' name's sake. 
There shall be many an Isaac at length, 
by subdued parental hands, bound and 
led, with the fire and the wood, to the 
mount of the Lord. And many a box 
of hoarded wealth shall be broken and 
poured, filling the house with the odor, 
upon Jesus' leet. 

9. Tbe Colleetlon. 

It should be plainly presented before 
the people that the Board of Education 
i^ that arm of the Church which is de- 
signed to secure to it a faithful, zealous 
and well-trained ministry. The class of 
men it aids should be dwelt upon ; those 
whom the Church most needs, large 
numbers of them the sons of faithful 
ministers and elders, who when they 
give them give their all ; and many of 
them occupying at this moment the most 
useful ana most honoured positions in 
the missionary field abroad, in that at 
home, and in our seminaries, colleges, 
and other places of great importance to 
the Church. The magnitude of its past 
work, and the number of candidates in 
the ministry it has helped through the 
whole or a portion of their course, should 
be dwelt upon ; in all, until the present 
time, near thirty -five hundred; a num- 
ber greater by one-half than the entire 
living ministry of the Church. 
^Men whose incomes are above what 
is sufiicient for the support of their 
families, should be made to feel their 
duty, if they have not given a " first- 
bom" themselves to the Lord, to pay 
the "redemption" they owe by meetmg 
the cost of maintaining a student for the 
ministry of the gospel, and thus wrath 
be averted from tneir house. All should 
be made to feel that a tongue is given 
them to obey the command to " preach 
th<^ gospel to every creature " when they 
aid to raise up men to go in their stead. 
And it is weU that the contributions be 
taken, not by the bag, but upon slips 
of paper upon which each may write 
down his conclusion as to duty in the 
sight of God and sign to it his name, as 
he is willing to answer to it. 

S. CiilClTaUiis tMe seed ••wa. 
The minister in whose bosom glows 
* sympathetic love for the Friend that "so 
loved" us will follow up anxiously the 
solemn impressions of such a Sabbath. 
Here is a talented youth whom a few 
more affectionate and prayerful words, 
like rays of the sun m spring, may 
topple from his selfish purposes, and 
make, instead of a glittering spire of ice 
upon a barren pinnacle, a means to dif- 
fuse, down in the valley, streams that 

shall start verdure, and multiply the 
bread of life. Prayer should be made 
without ceasing in the Church of God 
for the great ends of the Board of Edu- 
cation, and for those appointed to ad- 
minister them. And counsel should be 
given to the disciple soon to be planted 
like bare grain, but assured that he shall 
be Quickened though he die, that he 
should deposit with him, while yet he 
retains control of the property with 
whose use God has entrusted nim, a 
worthy proportion, where it shall bear 
to him fruit that he may enioy beyond 
the grave, fruit that on earth shall re- 
new itself manj fold, generation after 
generation, fruit that yields an odor of 
a sweet smell, well-pleasing to God. 
This should be kept in mina in prepar- 
ing for death and judgment. 

The Day of Prayer for Tenth and 

This day should be observed in every 
Church, and by every sincere Christian, 
for sevenJ weighty reasons. 

1. It brings before the throne of 
Divine grace, and remembers the wants 
of all the cominff generation ; first our 
own children, then the youth of the 
country, then the rising generation of 
the world. 

2. It covers all the educational agen- 
cies by which that generation is to be 
fitted for the great ends for which God 
created man, or else be left evil and re- 
fuse forever. 

3. The Christian teachers of the coun- 
try call on you to thus remember them. 
Many of them have said. Our most 

Srecious revivals in past days have been 
ated from this day of prayer : pray 
for greater, far greater, blessings upon 
our schools, academies, seminaries, and 
colleges: the burthen of souk is upon 


4. The institutions of learning need 
it Some of them are Marahs, ''bitter " 
and poisonous. They need a tree, a tree 
red with Divine blood, to be cast into 
their waters to heal them. 

5. The country, horrified by so much 
crime, still amidst the evils consequent 
upon war, must have a r^eneration of 
her youth, if she is to fill her mission 
from the Governor of the nations, and 
be a light to all lands. 

6. The missionaries of the cross be- 
seech you, in loud and earnest tones, to 
call on God to bless the institutions 
of learning, and raise up from them many 
who shaJl be intelligent and pious preach- 
ers, and teachers, and physicians, and 

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translators, and Christian jurists and 
Christian mercbanta, among the heathen : 
ted to pray for their boarding schools, 
dty-sthoc'ls, theological schools, and fe- 
mie seminaries; and for the youth 
in the numerous and most important 
schools of the heathen themselves, some 
of which already the Lord is wonder- 
fully stirring up, to inquire into the 
religion that comes to tnem from the 
kmis of the West. 

7. The hearts of agonized parents 
watch for the results of your prayers. 
Many a dear son or daughter, how 
dear! is yet at enmity with Christ. 
S(<!emnlv dedicated to God, they yet 
wtary tim with their sins. Pray for 
those children. Pray for the schools 
whose shade is affectmg them for good 
or for evil. 

8. The Church, by her General As- 
sembly, requests your prayers tor the 
youth' and schools. Hear her voice, 
as she speaks with authority from her 
Lord, whose tendereet care and love was 
given to the young on earth, who made 
their character the best human model 
for the imitation of the saints. And to 
prove the sincerity of your prayers, 
whetl er they be vapid blasts ol sound, 
or the utterances of souls anxious to see 
the ends accomplished for which they 
plead with God, she has enjoined her 
Board of Education to receive your 
contributions of money, and apply them 
to the support of her Christian insti- 
lotions. The Church asks you to pray 
and give. 

A Visit to Oeneseo. 

It came in our way, in connection 
with other objects connected with this 
Board, to visit Geneseo Academy, the 
fiivorite child of the Synod of Buffalo. 

The scenery of Western New York, 
and of Northern Pennsylvania about 
the shores of the Susquehanna, often 
encbanta the traveller. It unites, in a 
style peculiar to this region, majesty, 
beauty, and tranquillity. The New 
York lakes, we doubt not', merit descrip- 
tive poetry as much as Windemere or 

The village of Geneseo lies in the 
▼alley of the Geneseo River. From the 
higher points about it may be seen, half 
hidden oy the trees, the white dwellings 
of numerous other villages, whose spires 
indicate the strong religious character 
ot the population. The more elevated 
ground upon which the buildings of the 
academy stands is suitably entitled 
Temple HilL From the observatory 

upon its summit we look upon the acres 
ot native forest, left untouched, which 
belong to the Academy; not fiar off, 
upon the cemetery, one of whose fine 
monuments is that of the lamented Gen. 
Wadsworth, once governor of the State, 
whose immense landed estate surrounds 
the whole village, all of it surrendered 
at the call of his country, for his labours 
in the camp, and in the end for his life 
— a lesson of self-devotion to which the 
soldiers of the cross may well give heed ; 
and farther away upon the cultivated 
slopes which rise upon either side of the 
Geneseo, and terminate in regular paral- 
lel ranges of hills. 

The academy is one of the best sus- 
tained, and most evangelical in its in- 
fluence, to be found in the country. It 
seems to be one of those where the 
admission of both sexes has been found 
advantageous. For forty years it has 
shed a oeneficent influence over the 
region. There are now connected with 
it, according to a late catalogue, 116 
younff gentlemen, and 105 young ladies; 
m all 221. It carries the former up as 
far as the studies of the Sophomore 
year at colleges. The great aim is to 
combine, with intellectual progress, the 
cultivation of the heart, and to lead its 
students to know the ever-blessed Jesus, 
in whom are hid (but to be freely given 
away for only the sincere asking) aU the 
treasures oi wisdom and knowledge. 
And the influence of such men as Dr. 
Ward, Mr. Jones, (its principal now,) 
and others, has been owned from on 
high in revival after revival of religion. 

Should so noble an institution at any 
time want in the pecuniary means to 
give it all the success of which it is 
otherwise capable? A few thousand 
dollars at the present time would enable 
it to make important and much needed 
improvements and repairs. A few thou- 
sands more would provide it with some 
of those adjuvants to instruction which 
are so necessary in a well-furnished 
school of science. In these days of 
magnificent Hberality to schemes of be- 
nevolence, we commend to some of our 
enlightened and earnest fellow-Christians 
of Western New York, the claims upon 
them of this interesting seminary. That 
would be seed which would smell sweet 
and blossom when they are dust. 

Stirring wordi from another Mis- 

In the last Record, we gave portions 
of a letter from a foreign missionary. 
Here is something from another, and, it 

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may be added, one of the most honoured 
and successful of those who have gone 
abroad. His words should rouse like a 
trumpet both mkusters and students. 

When "Education Societies" were 
first organized, the object as announced 
was U) raise up missionariea, labourers 
for the destitute portions of our land, 
and for the heathen ; but latterly that 
object seems to have been lost sight of, 
and the entire body of our theological 
students can see no grain to reap outeide 
the limits of these United States, and 
most of them are iust expecting to wait 
around the threshold of these Eastern 
churches, till some pastor dies, or till 
the people want a change and then 
they nope for a chance to get in, and 
build on his foundation, and live on his 
salary. Theological students have got 
that miserable notion — that wretched am- 
bition—of preparing and preaching ele- 
gcmt and elaborate sermons all their days. 

Why is it any more my duty to go 
off on a foreign mission than it is the 
duty of any otnerminister of the Chwchf 
or for any private member even, pro- 
vided, of course, that they are fit, and 
other circumstances permit their going? 
I hold, and so do you, that no man can 
say or believe that he has a call to the 
ministry, unless he is willing to go and 
preach among the Gentiles, if there the 
Lord has ne^ of him ; and no Presby- 
tery should license a man to preach 
until he can say he is willing to co and 
work wherever in the vineyard tnere is 
work to do, and when he has said it, stick 
to it. 

Now why not be honest, and be in 
earnest in these matters, as well as 
in the Army and Navy, and in other 
departments of life? We ministers in 
Presbytery and General Assembly talk 
very big, ** 0, we are going to preach 
the gospel to all the world in a mighty 
short space of time;" and those same 
ministers will go home, and nestle down 
into their snug nests, and eat the fat 
and drink the sweet as long as they 
can. Ministers in General Assembly " Re- 
solving " are one thing — at home, acting, 
or ncm-acting, they are another thing. 

The fact is, we must be zealous, and so 
zealous that even our co-presbyters will 
think us like Faul, " mad, or like Jesus, 
" beside himself," and until they too shall 
become fired up with a due degree of zeal. 

Now is the time I There is nothing in 
the way of the gospel being given to** the 
whole world*' within the spacs of ten 
years I Sit down and figure on it, and 
you will find it so. 

"The Living God."— Extra Edition. 

Our tract sent out as a supplement to 
the January Record, has been called for 
by a number of pastors for distribution 
in their congregations. We have had 
an extra edition printed, which will fur- 
nish it to those who desire it at four 
cents a copy for less than fifty, or $3.00 
per hundred; which includes postage. 
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M188105 House, New York, ) 
January 14th, 1867. ) 
Lettess have been receiTed from — 
Chjppeva, December Sd. 
Omaha, Deoerober itth. 
TallahAMee, Creek Nation, December 19th. 
Yokohama, October 3d. 
Shaoghai, October IMh. 
Gtnton, Norerober Uth. 
Bangkok, Norember 9th. 
Allahabad, Norember 23d. 
Futtehgurh, November S2d. 
Defara, November 90th. 
Landoar, November lei. 
Lodiana, November Slat 
Coriaoo, October llth. 
Liberia, October 16th. 
Bio de Janeiro, November Mth. 
Bogota, November 17tb. 

Notices of Missionabies. — ^The Rev. 
A. W. Loomis embarked at New York, 
on the Henry Chauneet/, on the llth of 
January, returning to the missionary 
work among the Chinese in California. 
Our last number reported the departure 
from this life of Mrs. Loomis, a faithful 
md effective missionary labourer for 
many yean. We are sure that our 
readers will follow Mr. Loomis with 
their sympathies and prayers, as he goes 
back to his post of labour. The Rev. 
Messrs. J. R. Ramsay, and W. 8. Rob- 
ertson and their families, formerly, and 
for many years connected with the 
Greek and Seminole Mission, from which 
they were compelled to withdraw early 
in the Rebellion, have now returned to 
Ihe Indian country as missionaries of the 
Board. They met with a friendly recep- 
tion, and were enabled at once to enter 
to some extent on their woric Their 
plaas were not fuUy settled, however, 
Wt there was a good prospect of useful 
kbonrs set before them, both in preach- 
ing the gospel, and in the instruction of 
^ young. Some notices of their journey, 
Aix, will be fom&d in another column. 
The Rev. 8. R. Hoii0e,M.D., and his wife 
hid arrived safely at Canton, on their 
Wf toSiam. 

A9»to TO THS CbXTBOH. — 

Mr. Amos mentions the admission of 
four persons to the communion of the 
church in Monrovia, and Mr. Priest 
speaks of several members lately ad- 
mitted to the church in Sinou, Liberia. 
Mr. Simonton reports one new member 
received in the church in Rio de Janeiro; 
and Mr. Blackford gives an interesting 
account of thirteen persons received as 
members of the church in Brotas and 
vicinity, Brazil Mr. Wilson refers to 
the baptism of a hopeful convert at 
Petchaburi, and Mr. Garden to the bap- 
tism of another in Bangkok, Siam. The 
new church members at the former sta- 
tion would probably accompany the 
brethren who go to commence mission- 
ary work among the Laos. 

A Mbdioal Missiohabt wanted at 
Corisco. — ^The brethren at Corisco have 
sent a request for a missionary physician. 
They earnestly desire to have such a 
labourer connected with them, and he 
would certainly find there a position of 
great usefulness. We hope this brief 
notice will receive attention, and we will 
be happy to furnish further information 
on the subject, in reply to any letters. 

The Creek Mission Secommenced. 

The Rev. Messrs. J. R. Ramsay and 
W. S. Robertson and their flGuniliee, have 
returned to the Indian country, under 
the direction of the Board, to take up 
again the work of missions among the 
Creeks and Seminolee, a work which they 
had to leave at the beginning of the late 
rebellion. They met with a cordial re- 
ception, and were encouraged by the 
prospect of Twefnl missionary labours 
among these tribes. We insert here an 
extract from Mr. Ramsay's first letter, 
written at Fort Qibson, 0. N., Deosmber 
10th, 1866. 

Journey — Arrival at Fort Oibson. 

I write to inform you that we have 
smved here in safety. We reaohed this 

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place on last Thursday morniner, the 6th 
mst., and were very thankiul for the 
watchful care of our Heavenly Father, 
in our long and wearisome journey. 

We left Highland, Kansas, on Wed- 
nesday the 14th of November. The 
weather was quite cold, when we left, 
and we were apprehensive that we would 
have an uncomfortable journey, with our 
families of little children. But we found 
it milder than we dared to hope, met with 
no mishap, except that one wagon wheel 
broke down, which caused us a detention 
of one day, a tire came off another, and 
the tongue was broken out of another 
in a mud hole, but these last cost us no 

On our second Sabbath out, we camped 
in the bottom of the Mormaton Creek, 
near Fort Scott, and attended Brother 
Irvin's church. It was his communion 
day. He treated us very kindly. I 
preached for him on Sabbath night. 
Next day it rained all day, and we re- 
mained in Fort Scott, at Brother Irvin's, 
and on Tuesday afternoon started again 
for Fort Gibson. . . . 

Ruins at the old Mission Station — T?ie 
good Work recommenced. 

On Friday Brother Robertson and I got 
on our horses, and rode over into the 
Creek country. We stopped at the old 
mission at Tallahassee, and almost wept 
at beholding its ruins. Every door and 
window is gone; also some of the floor- 
ing is gone; the door casings are also 
very much injured, being chopped in 
getting out the hinges. Some of the 
brick wall of the kitchen wing is also 
torn down, and some of the partition in 
the main building. All the out-houses 
are stripped of their flooring, all the 
fencing is gone, and the well is somewhat 
filled up with rubbish, but we think it 
can soon be cleaned out. There are still 
some fine apple trees standing about the 
mission. It will probably take $5000 to 
put it in the same condition in which it 
was left when the war commenced. 
Only one thousand has as yet been ap- 
propriated for that purpose by the Indian 

In this letter Mr. Ramsay speaks of 
having preached at the house of an 
Indian chief, and on the next Sabbath 
at the Indian Agency, meeting with a 
warm welcome at both places. And in 
a letter of December 19th, he reports 
that their families were quartered in the 
old mission building for the present, and 
were enjoying, in a roagh way, some 

measure of comfort. The well had been 
restored to use. Mr. Robertson expected 
soon to commence teaching a day-school. 
Mr. Ramsay would probably soon make 
a visit to the Seminoles. 

Thus a good beginning seems to have 
been made in the work of restoring these 
missions, though difficulties not now an- 
ticipated may arise* We ask for our 
brethren and their plans and labours an 
interest in the prayers of our readers. 

Mi88ioii8 among Bomanists in En- 

For many years, as our readers are 
aware, the Board has sent funds to seve- 
ral European Committees of Evangeli- 
zation, to be employed in spreading the 
gospel amongst Roman Catholics, in such 
countries as Belgium, France, and Italy. 
Though but small in amount, these re- 
mittances were undoubtedly of great 
value in doing good. It was wisely con- 
sidered best to place these moneys in 
the hands of such brethren as Dr. D* Au- 
bign6. Dr. Revel, and others of equal ex- 
cellence, to be expended at their discre- 
tion, rather than to send missionaries 
from this country to labour in the Euro- 
pean field— such American labourers re- 
quiring a large outlay for their support, 
and being less qualified than native 
evangelists for usefulness, inasmuch as 
for a long time they can have but an 
imperfect knowledge of the language and 
ways of the people. The amount of aid 
thus given to our European brethren 
has never been large— not reaching $7000, 
we believe, in any yecur. Of late years, 
we regret to say, these remittances have 
been lessened in amount. This has been 
owing in part to the considerably in- 
creased expenditures of the Board in the 
South American portion of the field of 
labour among Romanists, and in part to 
the general causes which have so much 
embarrassed the missionary work of the 
Church. Last year, only $2200 were 
sent to the European missions, and but 
$1000 of this went from the general 
funds of the Board ; considerable sums, 
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ehnrchefl, in reeponBd to special appli- 

We wish to remind our readers, that 
earnest requests are received from the 
brethren at Brussels, Paris, Geneva, and 
Florence, for funds to be employed in 
ropporting evangelists and teachers, and 
in circulating the Scriptures and other 
rehgious books. The letter of the Rev. 
Theo. Monod, in the Record of Septem- 
ber, is a touching example of these re- 
quests. Letters from other brethren 
make a similar plea for aid. We trust 
these applications will meet with favour, 
ind that our Christian friends will 
enable the Board to send much larger 
eoDtnbations to the support of the cause 
of Christ in Europe. The mission- 
try work there is in good hands, under 
the charge of highly-esteemed Chris- 
tian brethren, who hold the same views 
of doctrine and church order with our- 
selves. Their work is great and urgent, 
having increased favour in sight of the 
people, and growing in its importance 
with the progress of the great changes 
which are taking place in public afairs. 

Gospel Incidents in Enrope. 

From the reports of missionaries and 
colporteurs in Belgium, France, and 
Italy, who are under the direction of our 
European brethren, but receive a small 
part of their support from the funds of 
the Board, we translate a few extracts 
for our columns. Their reports contain 
a great number and variety of incidents, 
which serve to show the nature, difficul- 
ties, and encouragements of the work. 
Let it be remembered that the mass of 
the people in these countries are Roman 
CathohoB. They are visited, some of 
them, by colporteurs with their Bibles 
and other books, going from house to 
honse. Others hear a sermon on some 
occasion, perhaps at a funeral, preached 
by a Protestant minister. In still other 
ways, the light penetrates the deep 
darkness, and finds entrance in cases not 
a few into the souls of those who were 
bom and brought us Romanists. 

A Colporteur^ 8 ItepuUe and Reward, 

The master of the house entered and 
saw my Bibles : " Book pedlar, go out 
of my house. I do not wish to see here 
Protestant Colporteurs." His wife said 
to him, " You are sending away a man 
who has spoken good words to us, and 
who has asked God to bless you and 
your family !" But I was obliged to 
leave, notwithstanding her tearful plea, 
for he replied to her with new menances, 
" He shall not stay, he must co at 
once." . . . I called at a neighbour- 
ing house next day ; I had hardly said a 
few words to them to make them know 
the excellence of the Bible, when I saw 
coming in the man who had driven me 
away so rudely. He came to buy a 
New Testament. He told me that he had 
done wrong in reiecting this book; the 
blasphemer was become a lamb. He 
contea.-ed before them all that until now 
he had been in error, and the end of man 
could not be that of a brute. We had 
then a long conversation, and he went 
away content. 

A Bible Bought. 

A miller, to whom I oflfered my books, 
said, " My friend, I have plenty of re- 
ligious books, I bought them for one of 
my sons who is at his studies to be a 
priest." I asked him if he had a Bible; 
he asked his children, " Is there a Bi- 
ble?" "No," they replied. I read to 
them Ephesians, fifth chapter; the man 
stopped me several times with his ques- 
tions; his wife said to him, "Father, I 
wish you would buy the Bible." " No," 
said he, " the book is against me ; you 
know 1 love to drink, I love p'easure and 
jests, and nobody shall come to disturb 
rae when I am amusing mypelf with 
friends." " He who speaks in this book 
will soon come to arrest you in the midst 
of your pleasures, wnen he sends death 
to lay his hands on you." " Hold," 
said the man, " there are three francs, 
the price of your book, and go away 
quickly, or you will pervert my wife and 

The Liberty wherewith Christ makes 

Miss B is a devout person, of a 

life without reproach, and one who has 
always felt that she neither oudit nor 
could live without God, and without re- 
hgion. A sincere Catholic, and prac- 
ticing seriously the duties of her church, 
she had never found the satisfaction of 
her religious need. She went to con- 
fession, she communed, and though the 
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certain that her sine were taken away, 
nor could she receive the communion 
with joy. A submissive daughter of the 
Catholic Church, when she first met 
with Protestants it was not without a se- 
cret dislike of them. Nevertheless, she 
resolved to examine on which side were 
the truth and the peace, of which her 
Boul had need. She read first the Testa- 
ment in the Catholic version, and after- 
wards the excellent book of M. Pasteur 
Trivier, which responded to all her dif- 
ficultie& A sermon which she heard in 
our chapel decided her mind. But still 
trouble rested on her soul ; she could see 
her former beliefs crumbling away, but 
she did not yet clearly see the hand of 
Jesus Christ, which had laid hold of her 
in order to save her. Then she sought 
for me and spoke of her anguish. Here 
1 omit details, which are not suited for 
a public report, and I content myself 
with saying that it was a moment of 
great hanpmess to me when I saw the 
unspeakable mercy of God, in ^ving so 
speedily the witness of adoption to a 
Boul that had been evidently marked 
with his seal, and that he made almost 
at once the terrors of condemnation to 
pass awav in the joy of finding pardon 
Drought bv Jesus Christ, and in the 
peace whicn he only can give, and the 
absolution which no human priest could 
ever procure for a troubled conscience. 
Her conversion was rapidly effected, and 
without ignoring the apprehensions which 
sometimes attend such conversions, I 

doubt not Miss B has chosen Uiat 

ffood part which shall never be ti^en 
from her. 

A Tear*8 Work in Japan Reviewed. 

The Rev. D. Thompson, writing at 
Yokohama, October 3d, thus speaks of 
the work of the mission in Japan. 

The year just closed has been one of 
uninterrupted prosperitv. 

All the members of this mission have 
been preserved in health throughout the 
year, and have been making steady pro- 
gress in acquiring a knowledge of the lan- 
guage and modes of thought of this people, 
and are thus daily beoomin^ better quali- 
fied for the work of imparting to them a 
knowledge of the gospel. It is gratifying 
also to see that in proportion as we gain 
ability to teach, we have also increased 
opportunities of teaching. A knowledge 
of this fact strengthens our faith that by 
the time we are quite prepared for the 
work of preaching, we will be entirely 
free to preach. 

Dr. Hepburn has kept his Dispensary 
open throughout the year, and nas at- 
tended quit^ as many patients as at any 
former time. The Japanese appear to 
regard the Doctor's work with much 
favour. I also esteem it highly as a means 
of securing the cood will of the people. 
The average daily attendance, I am not 
able to state. The Dispensary will now 
be closed for some months, while Dr. Hep- 
bum Roes to Shanghai to superintend 
the publication of his Japanese Diction- 
ary. This is a work upon which he has 
been engaged ever since his arrival in 
this countnr. We all feel satisfaction as 
it approaches its completion, and look 
forward to its publication, when we will 
have this help in our studies, and when 
Dr. Hepburn will be free to undertake 
other labours. Dr. and Mrs. Hepburn 
will leave for Shanghai in a few days, 
and will be absent some months. 

I have been employed during the 
greater part of the year much as hitnerto. 
The Sabbath service in English has been 
kept up. The Government school also 
was maintained till quite recently. My 
labours in the school occupied a consider- 
able part of my time, especially during 
the absence of Mr. Ballagh in San 
Francisco. Some time a^o we saw rea- 
son to discontinue our labours in the 
school, and now quite a number of the 
most promising pupils, and others, re- 
ceive instruction at our rooms. We see 
no reason, as yet, to regret the step we 
have taken, and believe that it will re- 
sult in good both to the cause of missions 
and of education. 

Besides teaching and labours on the 
Sabbath, I have given my attention to 
the study of the language, and have trans- 
lated imperfectlv some of the historical 
books of the Oldf and New Testament. 

This sketch will enable you to esti- 
mate the proffress we have made during 
the year; and what are our capabilities 
for time to come. At the close of this 
year we feel more hopeful than formerly. 
This arises in part from our greater 
knowledge of the people, and of their 
language, and in part, trom the fact that 
we are regarded with less hostility than 
formerly. Changes are also going on in 
the internal affairs of this nation. The 
Taicoon has recently died, and hopes are 
entertained that a man more friendly to 
foreisn intercourse will be chosen in his 
stead As yet we cannot tell what will 
be the result of the war with Choshu, 
but trust that Providence will overrule 
all to the ultimate good of this land 
Sincerely yours, 
D. THOMFSoir. 

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Abftraet of a Chinete Sermon. 

The native preacher, Kying Ling-yiu, 
▼hoee death was noticed in the Foreign 
Record of last month, was licensed to 
preach the gospel by the Ningpo Pres- 
bytery, in 1864. He had been employed 
as a teacher and catechist for nearly ten 
years, and during the last year had 
taken the principal care of Yu-yiao 
diorch, under the superintendence of 
tiiefOTeign missionaries. During these 
years of evangelistic work, in connec- 
tion with the mission, he was at the 
same time prosecuting his biblical and 
theological studies, as he had leisure, 
and as the missionaries found time 
to instruct him, and the other young 
men under the care of the Presbytery. 
In the spring of 1864, the candidates, 
fltz in number, were called in ^m the 
out- stations with which they were con- 
nected to be examined by Presbytery, 
with a view to their formal licensure. 
They were all licensed the latter part of 
the week, and Eying Ling-yiu was desi- 
rous of retommg to his post to spend 
the Sabbath with the Yu-yiao church. 
We requested him to stay over Sunday 
however, and take the charge of the 
Sunday service in the Ningpo church. 
This service had heretofore been con- 
ducted solely by foreigners. The au- 
dience is one of considerable intelligence, 
oompoeed of the Ningpo church mem- 
bers, pupils from the boys' and girls' 
boarding-schools, teachers and servants 
connected with the mission schools and 
Cunilies, and enquirers, and a few stran- 
gers. Kying Ling-yiu consented to 
conduct the service with some reluc- 
tance, as the call was unexpected and 
he had made no special preparation. 
He selected a discourse which he had 
lately preached before the Yu-yiao 
^urch, modifying it somewhat to suit 
the occaaion. It was delivered, as all 
tiie discourses of the native preachers 
are, extempore ; the outlines or heading 
bung written on a paper a few inches 
iqnare. This was the first sermon of an 
ordained native preacher of our Church 
in Chma. The oocasion was felt by ail 

to be an interesting epoch in the history 
of the mission, and nearly all the foreign 
missionaries were present, and an un- 
usually large number of natives. The 
sermon occupied about half an hour in its 
^lelivery, and was listened to by all 
present with the closest attention and 
interest. Returning home, I wrote an 
abstract of it while the points were 
fresh in my mind, little thinking of the 
use which I am now making of it ; or 
that it might be the only record left of 
the pulpit discourses of this earnest, 
eloquent, and successful preacher. I 
give this abstract as it was taken down 
at the time. Though complete and ac- 
curate as an outline of the ideas, it very 
inadequately represents the sermon as 
developed and delivered in the mother 
tongue of the speaker. 

PmLXOT. 7. ** For he {0 oar Ood; and we are the 

Cple of his paature and the thoep <^ bit 
d." (Partioularly the laat clause.) 

IrUrodueiion and Points made. 

David's early life as a shepherd — His re- 
ference to his shepherd lite when he ap- 
peared before Saul, [read from the Bible.] 
David viewed his sheep not simply as so 
much property, but he felt a personal at- 
tachment to them, and as it were, resented 
an inj ury done to them. So the Good Shep- 
herd loves his sheep. If a person should 
say, " I don't want to be compared to a 
sheep," we are to remember that we are 
only compared as to some qualities : and 
even our Saviour was compjo^ to a 
sheep and a lamb ; and we are in other 

El aces compared to the grass of the 
eld, (&c. There is a great deal of impor- 
tant instruction to be drawn from this 

1. Sheep alwcN/8 like a clean plaee, 
the clean hills, and fresh pastures, Ac. 
The water buffalo will wallow in the 
dirty pool ; and the swine in the mud ; 
but the sheep can hardly be forced into 
any such place. So the real sheep of 
Christ are naturally and instinctively 
averse to anything which is morally 
filthy. [Illustrated by the uncomfortable 
feelings of the speaker when he was a 
boy, on attending a theatre soon after he 
beceime a Christian.] 

2. The sheep is by nature gentle. 
Other animals approach it, and it gets 
out of the way : catch it, and even beat 
it, and it takes it patiently ; beat it very 
hard, and it will only cry. So with us. 
People abuse us by wora or action, and 
we get out of the way. If tiiey beat us 


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we take it patiently; if tliey beat us 
too hard, we cry to Uod for help, or ap- 
peal to the civil authority, not for re- 
venge, but for right, justice, and protec- 
tion. If you hear people brawling and 
fighting in the streets you may Know 
that tiiey are not Christ's sheep. 

3. Skeep love grafts, and wilt die before 
they will change their natural food. 
In the winter they still nibble at the 
roots, or climb with difficulty on the 
sides of the city walls to get some old, 
dry grass. So Christ's sheep love his 
gospel : they live on it, ana will die 
rather than give jt up. [He illustrated 
this bv reference to a man of the Vu- 
we-kyiao religion, « sect who live solely 
on vegetable diet, who W6is induced to 
eat beef.] The Christian does not cast 
away his religion so easily, but will 
cling to it even at the martyr's stake. 

Improvement of the subject to the Licen- 

We are called by the Good Shepherd 
to serve him in taking care of his flock. 
We are not hired servants, but slaves 
bought with the precious blood of the 
Master, and every motive of duty and 
gratitude should constrain us, not to be 
eye-servants, but to be faithful. There 
is a time coming when we must be called 
to an account ; when we must bring the 
sheep home, and appear with them at 
the Master's house. If they are fat, 
sleek, and beautiful, the Master will be 
pleased, and we will have a reward. If 
we lie down in the heat of the sultrv 
day in the shade, and say, " never mind, 
let the sheep take care of themselves ; let 
the wolves catch them," then their blood 
will be required at our hands. And 
when the Good Shepherd sees his sheep 
poor and famished, for want of proper 
care, will he not rebuke and punisn us? 

Improvement of tJie subject to the 

1. There are sometimes in the flock 
troublesome, vmruLy sheep; sheep with 
horns, which butt and fight, and there is 
reason to fear that such will finally be 
classed with goats and for ever separated 
from the flock. 

2. There are the laggard, stubborn 
sheep. They will not obey the voice of the 
Master. 1 hey stop and resist when they 
ought to go on. They show want of 
confidence m the Shepherd, and self-will. 
The children of Israel did not want to 
go to the good land, but preferred the 
wilderness, and even to return to Egypt. 

3. There are the straying sheep. 
They love to run away into the wilder- 

ness. They forget that their only safety 
is with the flock and near the Shepherd. 
They do not seem to feel an attacnment 
to the other sheep. In leaving the other 
sheep they leave Christ, and are in dan- 
ger of being irrevocably lost. 

4. There are the winter sheep and the 
summer sheep. In the winter they are 
poor and can hardly keep alive. In the 
summer they are full, fat, and happy ^ 
We, too, have our winter time and our 
summer time ; our time of trial and of 
joy. We sometimes think of the 
churches in America. They lie down in 
the green pastures and beside the still 
waters. This is our winter time. But 
let us ever trust in the Good Shepherd. 
He will never forget his sheep, or leave 
them entirely to perish. Let us then 
rejoice in Him, and in anticipation of 
that time when our summer shall come, 
and our people shall be the sheep of 
Christ, regaling themselves in his green 

Little did we think that this faithful 
under-shepherd would so soon be called 
home. Some for whom he had laboured, 
and with whom he had been associated, 
had preceded him. They have exchanged 
their little fold on earth, for the flock 
which is made up of aU folds, and re- 
joice in the immediate presence, care, 
and love of the Great Shepherd, who 
laid down his life for the sheep. 

While this dear brother has been 
taken away, others of similar character 
and, in some respects, equal gifts are 
still left, and are labouring to bring souls 
to Christ. Are not these facts relating 
to the character and influence of these 
native labourers full of encouragement 
to the church? Nearly all of them 
have been brought into the church and 
into the ministry through the instru- 
mentality of the boarding-school at 
Ningpo. Such institutions must fur- 
nish one of the principal means for 
raising up the preachers who are to 
evangelize China. This school has 
through its whole history struggled 
against great difficulties and embarrass- 
ments. It needs and deserves a more 
generous support from our churches, and 
similar institutions are of equal impor- 
tance in other stations. There are hun- 
dreds of boys in the Chinese Empire, 
such as Kying Ling-yiu once was, who 

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might be broiight into such schools if 
fhe Church will furnish the means for 
wtablishing them and carrying them on. 
John L. Nevius. 

Many Inhabitants in China. 

China is a very large country. It is 
quite as large as the twenty -six oldest 
United States, and perhaps larger, and 
it has a grpfit many more people in it. 
It is very naid to tell you how many 
inhabitants there are, for if you heard, 
you could have no idea of them, the 
number is so great. Why, if you were 
to go from one end of the United States 
to the other, and go into every house, 
and count every person there, you would 
not see one- tenth of the number of people 
that there are in China. There are about 
twenty millions of people in the United 
8tates, but there must be three hundred 
millions in China, or fifteen times as 
many as there are in our country. Just 
think what a great number of people 
that is, and how many little boys and 
girls there are among them. I never go 
out into the streets without meeting 
hundreds of them. I never go into a 
house, or a boat, or into the country, 
without finding boys and girls there. 
Now, you know that all of these men, 
and women, and children, have souls, 
and that the soul of each one of them 
will live for ever : and that it will be 
either happy or miserable for ever. Can 
von tell how much a single soul is worth? 
1 remember once, when I was superin- 
tendent of your school, a young man 
told me be would come to the school if 
he could learn arithmetic there. I felt 
sorry aiterwards that 1 did not tell him 
to come, for we could give him a ques- 
tion in arithmetic that it would take 
him a long time to answer; and if he 
oouid find the answer, it would teach 
him more than he would ever learn from 
all the arithmetics in the world. You 
will find that question in Matthew xvi. 
26, and it will be well for you to study 
it, for your own sakes* — 2iev. Waller M. 
Lowrie, 1842. 

appear at all ashamed to be seen wor- 
i'hipping their idols in the most public 
manner. They are ditfc^rent in this from 
many people in the United States, for 
though they profess to believe in one 
God and Jesus Christ his Son, yet they 
do not like to have it thought of them 
that they pray in secret. 1 am afraid 
that if you were to ask some such peo- 
ple whether they did not pray, they 
would turn very red in the face, and say 
they did not. And if one were to see 
them on their knees, they would feel 
very much ashamed. Now this is very 
wrong, and such people ought to feel 
reproved by the conduct of these poor 
heathens, who are not at all ashamed to 
be seen worshipping their idolfl^ — Ibid, 



Is Deoembeb, 1866. 

The Chinese openly a Beligpioaf 

A stranger, on coming to China, 
would think that the Chinese are a very 
rehgious people, for they have a great 
many gods, and they seem to pay them 
» great deal of worship. They bum a 
zreat deal of incense t^ their gods, and 
Die off a great many crackers, and do not 

Stkod of ALBAifT^Pftw o/ ilftony— ChafltOD Sab* 
schlS 6r>: Ballston Spa oh 85 88: Utoh,LittIo 
Falls, 106 OS 169 00 

Stkod Of BunrALO^Pby <jf QmmM Stomr—^w 
Mw oh 25 00 

Stxod Of N«w Yowl— Pby cf JJudioti— Florida 
ch mo con 11 26; Washingtonville ch, Mrs 
L Halsey 4; Goshen ch 38 U5, 8ab-9ch (Dist 
Noau)7 19; Bloom ingburg 8ab-8ch3 60; 2d 
ch, Middletown, 65, mo con i3 60, 8ah»-sch 
11 50; Cochecton 8ab-sch 4 35. Pbyof North 
JJiwr— Calvary oh, Newburg, 12 44; Sniith- 
field oh 60, Sab^h 6 60. Pbyof ConMeUeut- 
Rve ch mo con 2-2; Yorktown ch .33 60. JPby 
ofLona Island— First ch, Huntington, 185 07; 
South Haven ch 20; Sag Harbor ch 47. Pbv 
of New For/:— First oh. New York, 2,050 93, mo 
con 275 69; Forty-second st ch mo con 36 18; 
Alexander ch mo con 3 50; Brick ch mo con 
77 47; W Twenty-third st ch mo con 42 86, 
8ab-Bch 26; Chelsea ch 100, mo con 30: Ist ch, 
Jersey City, roo con 61 48 ; Greenbush Sab- 
soh, to con Joseph Smith Life Member, 30. Pbu 
of New York 2d— Scotch ch R Carter A Bros 
600, A R Welsh 200; Westminster ch, Yonkers, 
mo con 60 ; Canal st ch mo con 9 76. Pby of 
iVfwsaiA— First ch, Brooklyn, mo con 62 50; 
Atlantic st mission sch forCorisco30: Astoria 
ch mo con 35 15; S Third stch, Williamfburc, 
mo con 85 08, Miss Bruce 20; Throope aV 
mission ch, Brooklyn, 43 04; Jamaica ch mo 
con 16 OS 4^250 60 

Sthod Of N«w JwMBMT^Pby of Biixabethtown^ 
Westfield ch mo con 25. Pby of /^./<waifl— 
First ch. Morristown. mo con 76 14; Boilintr 
Spring ch 22 66; Wickliffe ch mo oon 9 73- 
3d ch, Newark, mo con 37 81; Chester ch 40 
Pby of New .0run«u>t<;Ar— Second ch, Prinoo- 
ton, for chapel at Rio 65 50. Pby of Weet 
Jcrsei/— First ch, Cedarville, 124 75, 6ab-sch 
59; id ch, Bridgeton, 16, Sab-sch 28 69. J'bu 
of NciPUm—Firnt ch, Greenwich, 48 63. PIm 
of linntnfi^CUnion ch Lds' rai?fl'y soo'y to 
con Mrs Caroline T Blauvelt Ufe Member 
30; Musconetcong Valley Sab-sch 13 45. Pbu 
o/Z/Uz^ne— Summit Hill ch 20. Pbyof BuHin^ 
^tw— Allentown Hab-soh 38, A friend for Dehra 
sch 3. Pby of JI/o»mou<A— Tennent ch, Mat- 
ches Mills Sab-sch 7 46. Pby of OoiHsoo— 
Evangasimba ch mo oon 80 74; Bonita oh 
mo con 12 90 696 80 

Stvod 09 Piin.AHMf.ywi r-Pby qf PhUadtlpkia 

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~«cot8 ch Sa>>sch 46; Bethany ch 81 87. 
Fby of PhUaddphia Central— Coh(XiV9.\xik ch 
15, M S 2 bo. Pby of Philadelphia ?4— New- 
town Inf t class? 06: Roxborough ch 12; Falls 
of Schuylkill ch 7; Holme8burgch22 26; Ab- 
ington ch mo coll 81 80. Pby (tf Donegal-^ 
Pequea ch 32 20S 77 

Sthod or BALTOCoai.— /%y of BcUHman—EBT- 
mony ch 90, Pby of CarlUh—Baxion ch Sab- 
»ch 22; Great Conewago ch I^ds' noijw'y 8oc*y 
87; Harrisburg ch 202 43; Gettysburg Sab- 
sch 22 72. Pby of /btomoc— N Y ar ch, Wash- 
ington, 22 49; Bridge st col'd Sab-«ch for Co- 
risco 6 401 64 

Sthod of PmsBUBOH^— P&y of Red8tono—West 
Newton ch 26 76. Fhu of OAio— Bethany ch 
Male niisa'y soc'y 40, Fem miss'y soc'y 20 60; 
Centre ch 44 W). Pby of Blairsvi/le— Con- 
gruity ch 38 60, 8ab-Bch7; New Salenn ch 
25 44. Pbt/ of Cforjon— Brookville Sab-sch 
86. Pbi/ of SnlUfn^—ltidiaxM ch 100: Glade 
Rim Sab-iH!h 10; 1st ch, Kittanning, addl, 20; 
Jacksonville ch, add'l, 6 378 T9 

BnroD or Allmhkkt/— Pby of AU^hemt—S\MtA 
Lick Sab-sch for Shanghai 16; Pleasant 
Utnty ch 18 80. Pby of AlUghmy City— 
Bntlcrewater ch for Timgchow sch 30. Pby 
of iJeaver— Neshanook oh for Dehra Son 
Hon!«e 20; 1st ch, New Oastle. 9ab-ech 20; 
Newport ch 6; Slippery Rock chl9. Pbu of 
.^e— Westminster Sab-sch, Erie, 88; Park 
Sab-Nch, Erie,forTimgohow80h60; Fairfield 
Sab-sch 2 212 20 

Stkod or WHxnoro— Pby of Washington— First 
ch. Wheeling, 46; 4th ch, Wheeling, Sab-sch 
26; Holliday's Cove Sab-sch New Year's Offer- 
ing 1 60. Pby of SteubmvilU—lfew Philadel- 
phia ch 10; Centre Unity ch, Hanna Fund, 
140. Pby of New Lisbon— Concord ch 8. Pby 
cif St Oatrsvtf^e-Orab Apple ch 17 46 242 06 

SnroD or Ohio.— Pby of CWumftua— Westminster 
oh, Columbus, ann'l col 89 69. too con 83 68; 
Groveport Sab-sch 6. Pby of Marion— Wym- 
dott ch rao con 10; Ifarion Sab-sch 12: Lib- 
erty Sab-sch for Tungchow 2 46. Pby ofZanes- 
iKW«— Brownsville en 36; Washington Sab- 
sch for China 10. Pby of IgieWanct— Mt Ver- 
non Sab-sch to sup child at Tunffchow66; 
Ohesterville Sab-scn 1 50; Ashland ch. Miss 
L Miller. 2. Pby of ?foo«t«r-Dalton Sab-sch 
20 25; Jackson ch 12 81; Apple Greek ch 16, 
Sab-sch 11; Wooster oh 60 46 827 78 

SnioD or SAifx»u8KTw— Av of JlfieAi0ot»— First ch, 
Plymouth 15 30; Zeeiand ch 8. Pby of Fmd- 
{ov— Lima Sab-sch 1 65 19 96 

Stvoo or Ci2fcnf!rATi.i--'Pby of Gineifmati— Sev- 
enth ch, Cincinnati, mo con 15 31; Somerset 
Sab-sch 7 38. Pby of Jfiami— New Jersey oh 
28 60 46 19 

Stkod or ImnAHAv—Pby of Madi$om S m yrna 
oh 5 80, Rev J W Blythe 6 20 11 00 

Sthod or Noethseit lwuiaA.—Ff)yofFort Wayne 
— La Grange ch 6; Hopewell ch 4 9 00 

Sthod or luivois^—Pby of Palestine— HaMoon 
oh 16; Prairie City Sab-sch 1; Paris oh 26. 
Pby of Bloomington—QaWowmy ch 10. Pby qf 
Ailm0— Pisgah ch 10 61 00 

Sthod or Chicaoo^— Pby cf Scku^er—'MiOomh 
ch 33 78. Pby of Bock i2tv«r— Middle Creek 
Sab-sch 7. ny of Cfticayo— First ch, Rock- 
ford, 76 07, N CThompiion 150. Pby of Bureau 
^First ch, Rock Island Sab-soh 6 60 272 80 

Sthod or Wisoonsih^— Pty of Dam V erona oh 
1 ; Platteville Ger oh 1 2 00 

Sthod or St. Pkvu—Pbyof St Platil— Westmin- 
ster Sab-sch, Minneapolis, 12 16. Pby of 
CAtpp«i0a— Lansing oh 6 17 16 

Sthod or Iowa— Pby ^ OiAir— Davenport ch 
46; Marion Sab-eoh 18 10. Pby qf Vinton— 
Newton Sab-soh 6^ Pty qf DyteQue— Lime 
Springs eh 6. 69 10 

BmoD or Souran* Iowa— Ply cf Mimmri River 
— Olanwood 8ab«oh 8 00 

BwTOP Of KiWiAJir-Pby €f Topekor-lolU eh t BO 

Sthod or Mnsouu.— P^ of Palmyra— First ch, 
Hannibal, 82, Rev J Leighton 10 42 00 

Synod or KiHTUCKT^-Pby of LouisviQe—Eebron 
Sab-soh 8 00 

Stnod or PAcmc.— Pby of Oifi/bmio— Calvary 
mission Sab-soh, San Francisco 28 00 

Total received from churches, $7,481 00 
Lmacxbs.— Estate of Miss Emily Duncan, dec*d, 
N Y, less tax. 470; Legacv of Jamos H Hill, 
dec'd, Wayne co, Ohio, 400; Estate of Wm 
Thompson, dec'd, Long Run, Ohio, 10 880 00 
MiRciLLAinous.— Col G Loomis 6; JnoT Kelso, 
for Corisoo, 27 86; N W Dutch Refch Twenty- 
third St, N Y, 100; Mrs L M Lee, Niando, 
Conn, 6; E W S 2; Mrs M 100; Rev H A Bar- 
clay 10; First Fruits, gold dollar, 1 38; Mrs 
Elizabeth R King, Wyoming, Pa, 20; A Friend, 
to con Rev Jas G Johnson Life Member SO; 
Mrs D C Silliman, Watsonville, Cal, 13 24; 
Rev H W McKee 1; Miss Mills 6 : Crabtree 
Home Mission sch for boy at Bogota 5 ; Capt 
Babbington, of Bonny 40; Jno E Parsons 60; 
Reformed ch Sab-sch, Hackensack, N J, for 
India 22: Savings of Little Parkie4 01; Family 
New YearV Gift for the heathen. Rev H & 
Wilson, D.D., 26: H R Wilson, Jr, 12; Miss 
Bessie L 5 ; Miss Mary J 6, and Jas M Wilson 
5; Rev Dr Taylor, Princeton, N J, 10; A Lady 
of Delaware 6; Miss De Pue 2; Miss Mary 
McIntosh,;Rural Valley. Pa, a dying gift, 12 10, 
Miss Catharine Paull, Pittsburg, 4; for Jew* 
4; Rev R B Moore, Huntingdon, Pa. 50; Mrs 
A S Guy, Oxford, O, 10; Mrs A O Patterson, 
0, 6; Christmas Gift 60 646 M 

Total receipts in December, I860, |o,007 64 


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The Board of Publication has a 
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An amount of truth is thus scat- 
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Words from Colporteurs. 

A colporteur in Illinois, while 
sending his quarterly report, writes 
as follows : 

" As agent of the Board, I enter 
fiimilies, not only as a Christian 
gentleman, but as a minister of 
Jesus Christ I recommend the 
books as designed and calculated 
to advanoe in families a taste for 
religious literature, and to counter- 
act the influence of the light and 
fictitious reading which is now so 
common. I distribute tracts gra- 
tuitously — ^not profusely, but spar- 
^gly — ^giving such as are suited to 
the capacity and circumstances of 
the receiver. I pray and converse 
with the sick and dying, commend- 
ing them to (Jod and the word of 
his grace. I am always well re- 
ceived. I do not remember a sin- 
gle repulse, or a single instance of 
rude treatment; all are kind, 
friendly, and hospitable. I avoid 
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less controversy ; yet I endeavour, 
mildly and persuasively, to contend 
for the faith delivered to the 

Another who, though engaged 
actively in business, seeks to do 
good by circulating our books and 
tracts, writes as follows: 

" In the comparatively few days 
which I have been able to spend 
in this important work I have met 
and conversed with persons of all 
the varied shades of our fallen 
human nature, from the pious mo- 
ther to the scoffing infidel. I am 
happy to say that in no case have 
I been unkindly received. In all 
cases I believe I have left the per- 
sons with whom I conversed in a 
better frame of mind than they 
were in before I saw them. The 
term for which I was commissioned 
has now expired. In view of the 
amount of service I have performed 
in the past, I cannot ask for a re- 
newal of my commission, at the 
same time I cannot decline doing 
all I possibly can in the work, if 
such poor services are considered 
of any value." 

Tract in a Bible. 

An estimable lady in New York 
city says, " A gentleman from the 
West, dining with me a short time 
since, stated that while travelling 
at the West he stopped at a house, 
and seeing a family Bible lying on 
the table, opened it, and was sur- 
prised to observe pasted on the 
cover a fragment of a tract. He 
inquired, * Why is this?* 

''The gentleman stated that 
about ten years since he was trav- 
elling in a wagon with his wife and 
a young lady, when they were 

obliged to stop at a house, and 
have their wagon repaired. On 
returning to the wagon, the gentle- 
man observed a piece of paper lying 
in the bottom of the wagon. He 
took it up, read it, and was so deep- 
ly affected by the truths it contain- 
ed, that upon the inquiry of his 
wife, 'What's that?' he could make 
no reply, but handed it to her. 
She read, and was affected in the 
same manner, and handed it to the 
young lady seated behind them, 
who, without any remark from 
either of the party, was convicted 
of sin. The result was, that this 
fragment of a tract was the instru- 
ment in the hand of God, of bring- 
ing these three persons to the knowl- 
edge of the truth. It was fastened 
on the inside cover of the Bible, as 
the owner observed that the tract 
came next to the Bible in his esti- 

Books for 8. 8. Teachers and Bible 

We ask the attention of readers 
of the Record to the announcement 
made in our January number, that 
the Board has selected and arranged 
a special department in its Sabbath- 
school library for the above classes 
of readers. It has been led to do* 
this by the oft-repeated inquiry for 
volumes of a more substantial kind 
and larger size than those generally 
sought by the ordinary pupils in 
the Sabbath-school. The library 
now announced contains about 
one hundred and fifty volumes of 
this description, embracing a large 
variety of topics. Would that 
every Sabbath-school within the 
bounds of the Presbyterian Church 
could be prevailed upon to place 
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its shelves for the use of its teach- 
ers and more advanced scholars. 

Pundits and Tracts. 
A few tracts were once carried by 
some men returning from a heathen 
festival, into the interior of India. 
They came into the hands of some 
pundits, or learned men, who read 
them, and who reasoned about their 
contents. At length they got a 
part of St John's Gospel. They 
read that, and wonderAil preaching 
it was to them. After some time 
had passed, they found a man who 
had seen the missionaries, and could 
tell them more about the Christian 
religion. These men then met in a 
heathen temple, and beside the idol, 
which now they despised, they knelt 
together, and prayed to the Saviour 
of sinners. What these men knew 
was all derived from small books 
and tracts. They soon very much 
wished to see a living preacher; 
and when, after a while, they travel- 
ed a long distance to a missionary 
station, and made known their feel- 
ings, the missionaries said they 
seemed like Christians who had 
heen long taught in the ways of 

Bad Books. 
Bad books are like ardent spirits, 
they furnidb neither " aliment" nor 
"medicine;" they are "poison." 
Both intoxicatey one the mind, the 
other the body ; the thirst for each 
increases by being fed, and is never 
satisfied; both ruin — one the in- 
tellect, the other the health, and 
together the soul. The makers 
ind venders of each are equally 
guilty, and equally corrupters of 
the community ; and the safeguard 
against each is the same — total a6- 

dinenoe from ail that intoxicates mtnci 
or body. 

But religious books, such as those 
issued by the Board of Publication, 
are substantial food, both for the 
mind, the heart, and the soul. 
They strengthen their reader to run 
in the way of Ood's conunand- 
ments. They will, by God's bles- 
sing, aid him to live aright, to die 
happy, and to attain to that hea- 
venly felicity the blessed Saviour 
has purchased for us. 

One Tract 
A young mountaineer chief in 
Burmah, when two hundred and 
fifty miles from his own home, was 
taught to read by a missionary's 
wife. The little tract used in teach- 
ing him caused the scales to fsAl 
from his eyes, and showed him the 
way to Jesus. He went back to 
his mountain home a converted 
man. A little tract saved him I 
When he reached home he told the 
story of Jesus, which he had learned 
from the tract, to his people. Crowds 
fioeked to hear him speak. The 
Holy Ghost was with him, and in 
one year one thousand five hundred 
souls were hopefully saved — saved 
as the result of the influence of one 
little tract Scatter tracts I Scatter 
tracts I Who can tell but your hand 
may give a tract that shall be the 
means of saving many a soul ? God 
does his great things by little agen- 
cies. Work, then, work I The time 
is short 

Literary Hotioas. 

Our Passover; or, The Oreat 
Things of the Law, by the Rev. 
William J. McCord, of Wassaic, 
N. Y. Price 60 cents. 

Mr. McCord is a clear, strong. 


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right thinker, and an able writer. 
This little work is full of mitrrow 
and ought to meet with much fa- 
vour. — Chridian Intelligencer, New 

This is a book of 120 pages, got 
up in handsome style by the Pres- 
byterian Board of Publication. 
Those acquainted with the author 
will need no other assurance that 
it is well-written and sound in doc- 
trine. — Amsterdam Recorder, N. Y, 

It is the work of a sound, ear- 
nest, and practical writer. He 
urges well the importance of de- 
cision, and presses promptitude by 
considerations to be disregarded 
only at the price of all that is valu- 
able. — Family Treasure, Pittsburgh, 

his neighbour's faults; in the wallet be- 
hind, he puts his own £Eiult8." The old 
philosopher gives us a very valuable 
hint in these few quaint words, which it 
is the object of this book to illustrate. 
The author has succeeded well in the 
attempt Three wood-engravings. 

A single copy of any publication 
of the Board will be sent by mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the catalogue price. 


I Three Boys and their Stories. A 

tale for Youth. Bv Margaret E. Wil- 
mer. Price 60 and 55 cents. 
In this little book three boys in their 
several paths of idleness, vice, and vir- 
tue, are followed as they pursue their 
course, and the results are vividly pic- 
tured. Illustrated. 

II. The Shadow of the Bock. By 

Fleeta, Author of " Prmciple and In- 
terest," "Norah Neil," Ac. Price 40 
and 45 cents. 

An entertaining book, relating the 
story of four children who were drifted 
upon a little island on which there was 
a projecting rock which gave them shel- 
ter during the three weary days and 
nights they remained there, and illus- 
trating the scriptural phrase, '' the shadow 
of a great rock in a weary land;" Illus- 
trated with three engravings. 

III. The Two WaUet^ By the Au- 
thor of "Aunt Betsy's Rule." Price 
40 and 45 cents. 

" It was a saying of Thales the Mile- 
sian, that every man carries two wallets; 
one hanging before, and one hanging 
behind. In the wallet before, he puts 


AHD Distribution Fubds of thb Pres- 


Pfflf qf Albany— BaWBton SpA oh $15 51 

Pby qf Gmetee i^foer— Bath ch 11 00 

Pby qf North Aftwr-fimithfield oh 8 60 

Fty qf OofmeUieui—BedtoTd oh, per W Ran- 

kfai,Jr 28 00 

Pbv qf Long Island— Rvitding!U>D. Ut oh IS 81; 

Huntington ad oh 13 90 81 

PftyqfiVtfio ForlcSd— BoathOreensburgoh 29 38 
Fbt/ qf Nassau— T]\roope Av oh 18 25; Central 
oh, Brookljn, 88 04 ; Williamsbarg S Third St, 
Miss Bmoe 6; Jamaica oh 88 64; Williams- 
burg Qerroan ob 3 116 83 
Ibu qf PoMoie— Morristown lot oh 278 26 ; do 

do Sab-aoh 15 t20l ^ 

Fby qf New .Oruiuicidb— La wrenceville ch 60 50 
Fhy qf West J«rs«y— Oedarville ch 9 30 

fty qf New QutU—BenoYoleni Fund of New 

London ooDgregation 35 UO 

Ifty qf OarUsU—Gettyshmg oh Sab-soh 1 76 

Pbv of Potomac— Nwr York Ay oh, Washington, 

qf Brio— Eri» oh Sab-soh, per S 8 Spencer, 

30 OO 
Fhw of SUu b rnfo O o Hanna Fond, of Centre 

unity ch 80 00 

Phy qf Cb^utnfriM— Dublin oh 6 20 

Pby of ZanetvtUo—Muakingam oh 12 60 

Pby qf New Albany— Qenaan ch, Jackson Co 3 50 
Pby qf Vincemtes—EreoLSViWe ch 20 35 

Fbu qf WMto WaUr—2ii Garmel oh, per J D 

Thorpe, Esq 4 76 

Pby of £toomwvto»~Gallowaj oh 6 00 

Pby ^ Boek i2iv0r^Middle Creek oh 12 70 

Pby of Sa lin e Friendsville oh, per J D Thorpe 

Pby qf iXuM— Verona oh 1 oo 

John B Parsons, Esq, New York, 26; Summit 
HilU^^P," 5; Rot W J MoCord 1 ; From chil- 
dren of Mackinaw oh for the Areedmen, per 
Ber David R Love 1 66 ; From Fairview 8ab- 
■oh, Penninetonville, Chester Ck>, Pa, for a mi»> 
sion school at Santa Fee 6 60 ; Catharine Klint^ 
worth, Hannibal, Mo» 1 60 39 66 

$898 20 
WIl^THBOP 8ABQENT, Troamiror. 

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Aid to Clmrehes in placet not Des- 

Within a month the statement has 
been pnblished that " a rule of the Board 
[of Conrch Extension] forbids it to aid 
a church in any city or town where we 
already have a church building." This 
Btatement conveys the erroneous impres- 
Bion that the Board originated and is 
responsible for this rule. The fact, how- 
ever, is, that the General Assembly 
placed this restriction on the Board at 
the time of its creation. It is, therefore, 
rather a rule /or the Board than a rule of 
tlie Board, and we cannot assume the 
responsibility of aiding such cases with- 
out a direct act of disobedience to our 
superior. The Board has put the most 
lilM^ral interpretation possible on the 
past action of the General Assembly, 
and has consequently felt itself author- 
ized to aid several cnurches at the Na- 
tional Capital: and to assist churches 
BTx-aking a language dififerent from the 
cDurches already located in a community 
It should be distinctly understood 
therefore, that all exceptions to this rule 
are simply objections to the action of 
our supreme judicatory. If the General 
Assemoly shall at any time see fit to 
remove this restriction, the Board will 
cheerfully, and to the best of its ability 
distribute the funds intrusted to it with- 
out any such rule. The Standing Com- 
mittee of the General Assembly of 18G5 
on the report of the Board of Church 
Extension discussed this restriction, and 
▼e are informed, unanimously decided 
that for the present at least it would be 
unwise to recommend its removal. 
While we cannot speak fully from per- 
sonal knowledge, we understand that 
the chief fieu^ts which induced this con- 
clusion were in brief these, viz : 

Ist. That the contributions were as yet 
insufficient to meet the pressing wants 
of places that had no sanctuary of our 
&ith. While the gifU to the Board 
were gradually approximating to the 
necesaitiee of tne utterly destitute they 
were notyet adequate to their wants. 

2nd. Tnat aid to city enterprises (for 
^ question relates mainly to such) to 
be effective must be so large that a few 
mropriations would exhaust the means 
w the Board entirely, and leave nothing 
for many entirely destitute parte. 

3d. lliat moet of those who contribu- 
ted to the BcNftrd preferred to have their 


gifts distributed in comparatively small 
sums to churches in small unsupolied 
points. There is scarcely a churcn or 
individual that gives largely to the 
Board that has not unmistakably indi- 
cated this preference. 

4th. That a second church will seldom 
prove a success in a community until 
there is wealth enough in the first church 
or in the community itself to eetabUsh 
it unaided from abroad. 

We have briefly adverted to the«e 
fieu^, not to discourage the very impor- 
tant work of City church extension, but 
to suggest the difficulties of 'accomplish- 
ing it m reliance on outside aid 

TENSION IM Dbcsmbeb, 1866. 
Thjf cf Fori TTtnc/n*— PleMftnt Ridge oh 4; EK 
hanan ch 1; Kendallville ch 9 $14 00 

by of Cb{um!m«— Westminster oh 18 28; Dut>- 
Im ch 7 10; Mt Sterling oh 08; Midway oh 
1 76 38 21 

>h 2; Salem oh 
iai, 41 50 64 68 
Iter ch 34 00 
Island oh 6 78: 

67 78 
8 (lO 
10 80 
oh 98 60; Cu]> 

„........^ 12») 80 

Pbu o/ Z>an«— Haael Green GerohS 28; Verona 

chl 8 28 

PbV of /nbkflay— Van Wert oh 7 00 

PfHi of JSureoM— Aledo ch 10 00 

Fl^ of New Brunswick— Cnnherrj 2d ch, special, 

Phif of SUubmv iU s Oentre Unltj oh (Hanna 

Fund) 80 00 

Pbjf of Long /ttond— Southampton oh 21 38 

Pfjij of Peorta— Prospect ch 12 60; Peoria ch 

65 16 77 05 

Pfn/ of SchuvUr—Boitewett ch 6 00 

Ptn/ of EtizabcthUwn—MoTTistown oh 200 00 

Pb'y (tf Cinrtwiart— SprinKfleld oh 26 00 

Pfrt^ of Iruii'iTuipoUa—hethauy eh 6 00 

n»/ of ChiUieothe—Rillsboroagh ch 62 10; Con- 
cord ch 10 02 10 
Pby of WhiU mitm^Mt Carmel ch 2 80 
Pbv o/iSeUtfM— Friendsrille oh 4 80; Mt Garmel 

oh 2 6 ao 

Pty of Iao k h » Newton oh 3 00 

Pby of PhiUxdclphia Omtraj— Penn oh 8 28 

Pby of New Ou^— Benevolent Fund of New 

London ch 36 00 

P5y of Qi7ftoto— GettTsburg ch Sab^oh 4 80 

Pby of Ai/08tuM— Milton ch 8 00 

P6y cf Bloomington—GMowny oh 6 00 

Pby qf ii;6afis^Ball8ton Spa 10 65 

Pby of Nassau — Throop av oh 15 30 

Pby (^ New York 2d-Sootch oh, N T, in part 

60 special. 474 00 

Ff>y of Shangh ai Shanghai eh, China, proceeds 
of a sterling draft, 84 96 

Rer Joseph W Piatt, of Warren Pbj, His. 8 40; 
Miss Bruce, Milleroburg, 8; A M B 6; Rov 
John Hollander, New Orleans, La, 10 21 40 

Total for December, 2T 
DAVID KEITH, Treasurer, 

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The following amoants have been receiTcd 
since last report, via. 

Ptw of ^^ny— Amsterdam Villajje ch 27 25; 
Kingsborough oh 29 76; Ballston Spa ch 
26 86 '$82 87 

Pby qf AfcAawA^-Oneida ch 40 00 

Pf>y of TVoy— Stillwater let ch 16 15 

Pby of Alleghenu—'Seyr Salem ch 9; Sunbury 

oh 6; Pleasant Valley ch 9 25 24* 25 

Pby of AUeghmy aY^^--Sharpsbuig ch 21 00 

Pby cf Cbr^tato— Big Spring ch S7 00 

Pby of Z.«U7«8— Dover ch 26 00 

Pby of Hochester Oty— Seneca ch 24 00 

Pby of JTurttii^— Woodhull oh 3 40; Aledo ch 9 

12 40 
Fby of CWco^o— North ch, add'l, 4 00 

Pby of SWii^^ter— Westminster ch 9 50 

P6y of ITarTcn— Shiloh ch 2 80 

Pbv of jtftomt— Clifton ch 48 00 

Phy of i^festtna—Arcola ch 7 00 

Pby of Ptfot-io— Prospect ch 12 60 

Pby of ^Atond— Atchison ch 18 00 

Pby cf XouwvtUtf— Chestnut Hill ch 100 00 

Pby of Xwzcm^— Scran ton Ist ch 262; Newton 

ch 6 ; " P," of Summit Hill ch, 5 262 00 

Pby of JtfbninoiUA— Shrewsbury ch 10; James- 
burg eh 22 32 00 
Pby of New Bnmswidt— New Brunswick oh, 

add*l, 10 00 

Pby of West J<r««y— CedarviUe Ist ch 20 00 

Pby of Oomteetieutr-Rye oh 48 10 

Pby of New ForJt-New York Twenty-third st 

ch 86 00 

Pby of New York 2(^Peekskil1 ch 64 70 

Pt/Jl of North i^tver^-Smithfield oh 5 20; Mid- 
dle Hope ch 8 13 20 
Pby of io^onapor^-Lexington ch 11 40 
Pby of 3faHon— Milford Centre oh 4 60 
Pby of CWMwfeua— Mount Sterling oh 5 89; Win- 
chester ch 17 60 23 86 
Pby of /Jonego/— Slateyille ch 40 01 
Pby of nuntingdonr-OantQXiBy\Y^% oh 27; Hunt- 
ingdon ch «9 40 116 40 
Pby of Nao Cnstl^— Lower West Nottingham ch 
36; WilniiuRron iHt ch 26 26: Benevolent 
Fund of New London congregation 20 81 26 
Pby of Northumberland^hemshuTg ch 62 20 
pby of PhUmMphia—Bethaay ch 28 62; Chester 
ch 26; Arch st ch 192 72; «M S," of Second 
ch 2 60 2^9 74 
Pby of Philadelphia Oentral-Pexin ch 20 23 
Pby of Philadelphia 2(i— Easton 1st oh 62 ; Ben- 

salem ch 4 03 66 08 

Pby of Ooriofi— Brookville oh 14 76 

Pby of OA<o— Sharon oh 41; Ladies of Centre 

ch 21 62 00 

Pby of New Xi««on— Middle Sandy oh 6 00 

Pby of £!{0it60nviae— Corinth ch 16; Still Fork 

oh 4 19 00 

Pby cf WashingUm— Lower Bufihio ch 6 10; 

Pine Grove ch 2 20 7 30 

Pby of Dan^—ljtike View ch 0; Belleville ch 7; 
Verona ch 1 14 00 

$1,827 13 


Rev C H Ewing $5 oo 

Mrs Crittenden and daughter 10 55 

A Lady, of Delaware 5 co 

♦•CM,** of New York 5 o<) 

Interest on Permanent Funds 213 25 
Miss Emily Dunoan, legacy, 600, less U S tax 

30 470 00 

$2,536 93 

Treasurer Trustees of General Assemblv, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
PhOadalphkh January bVi, 1S66. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the nan>e of 
the Church and to what Presbytery it bcloncs, 
should be distinctly stated, that it mav be cor- 
rectly acknowledged. And where efif^cks or 
drafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of **Gio. H. Vah Gkloxr, Treasurer.'* 

A minister writes : " With the deepest 
senseof obligation to God and the Cburcli, 
I return thanks for the abundant and 
timely relief that I have received. Abun- 
dant, because this amount is far greater 
than I dared to hope. Timely, becAutJe 
all my resources were at an end. Hav- 
ing sold horse, buggy, cow, and most of 
our furniture, we have been living on the 
proceeds, while health and strength have 
been waning, but hoping that i might 
be able to resume my labours in the 
vineyard of the Lord. I tried to ejim 
something by teaching a small school 
for the wmter, but after six weeks 1 was 
obliged to desist. The name of the 
Lord be praised, that he has ever put 
it into the heart of his people to raise 
this most invaluable fund." 

Quite a number on our list depend 
wholly on the fund for their main ten - 
ence. Others are supported by it in 
part, receiving only enough to supply 
the deficiency of their own earnings. 


I give and bequeath to my executors herein- 
after named. dollars, in trust, nevertheless 

that they .shall, within months after my de- 
cease, pay the same to George H. Van Qelder, 
Treasurer of the Trusteee of the General Assem' 
blvqf the Pre^tyierian Church in the United Statet 
of America, or to his successor for the time being 
in said office, for the use of such disabled minis- 
ters and their families as the said the Trufrtees 
of the OenenU Assembly of the Presbyteriaa 
Church in the United States of America shall or 
iDi^ designate. 

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Be?. & C LooAV, Oorrmptmdmg Steretanh 
A. (Uimoii, Esq, Treaturer, 

Box 224 Pittoborgb, Fil 
Wh. Uiis^ Eaq^ EeeeMng Agtnt, 

821 Chestoat street, I^ladelphiA. 

First Church Dedicated. 

We have received the following ac- 
connt of the dedication of the coloured 
Presbyterian Church at Columbia, Ten- 

"The coloured Presbyterian Church 
at Columbia, Tenn., was dedicated De- 
cember 23d. In these services the Rev. 
S. 8. Potter was assisted by the Rev. 
Wm. Mack, D.D., the long and tried 
friend of the coloured man. The edifice 
ia thirty-five by sixtv feet, two stories, 
and is designed both for church and 
school, and is worth at least $3000. 
The ground and building are free from 
all incumbrance, and is deeded to col- 
oared men, good and true, in trust, in 
connection with the 0. 8. Presbyterian 
Church, U. 8. 

" The Freedmen manifest no little in- 
terest in having an organization of their 
own — reaZ elders of their own, a build- 
ing of their own, deeded to them, and a 
minister preachinc to them as their own. 
This is, perhaps, the first of the kind in 
our connection in Tenneeee." 

Our missionary feels that this is a real 
success, and we think it is. For more 
than a year he has been labouring to 
complete this work, and at different 
times has pledged his own salary, and 
borrowed money firom the« bank and 
from hie teachers. In order to dedicate 
it "free of all incumbrance," involved 
himself one hundred and fifty dollars, 
and all this has been accomplished while 
he has been superintending a school and 
teaching almost daily. Surely such 
miasionaries will be held in remembrance 
by the Church. 

The coloured people have done nobly 
in contributing money and labour to- 
ward their church, and may well look 
upon it with pride. 

Problem still XTnsolyed. 

What is to become of the black peo- 
ple? Their sufferings are fearful; the 
cries of the perishing reach our ears 
from every quarter. In some of the 
beet parts of the South they have suf- 
fered so much the past year from injus- 
tice that they refuse to make new con- 
tracts for the coming year, and are 
gathering their little effects together, 
and migrating in search of a home ; yet 
wherever they may go the same pros- 
pect awaits them. The question of mi- 
grating to Florida has been agitated 
among them, many have gone and many 
are still going to settle on government 

A missionary in Florida who is en- 
gaged in surveying lands for them, 
and settUng them on it, sent us "an 
appeal to the Presbyterian Church," 
from which we make the following ex- 

"I have been a missionary in this 
State and South Carohna since Dec. '64, 
labouring among the Freedmen for their 
welfare. My opinion is that three-' 
fourths of the freedmen living to-day in 
the Southern States are nearly as desti- 
tute of clothing, homes, and means of 
living as they were in January, 1863. 
Thousands, yea hundreds of thousands 
of them have since died. Their enemies 
boast that one- third of the negro race is 
already dead. I have heard of whole 
families that have gone to the grave, 
and can no more doubt the truth of the 
report than of my own existence. 
Seven out of one family died within a 
mile of my quarters in one month ; I 
buried five or them. This city boasts 
that freedmen are doing better here than 
anywhere else in the South." 

To have miUions of acres, bams filled 
with plenty, wardrobes crammed with 
clothing, tables loaded with luxuries, 
sumptuous fore every day, revenues 
overflowing the national treasury, and 
two or three millions of freedmen who 

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have not where to lay their heads, dying 
at our doors — ^is this Statesmanship or 
' Chri??tianity? 

What is to be done to remedy this 
state of things who can tell? Multi- 
tudes of these sufferers are our Christian 
brethren, for whom every one who reads 
this article will surely pray, but 
something must be done to feed and 
clothe them. We beg the Church to help 
us to do it. To our shame we record it, 
but five boxes of clothing have been 
sent us for the last two months, as fol- 

1 box from 1st Church, Miami City, 
valued at $207.55. 

1 box from Meadville, Fa., not va- 

1 box from Rehoboth Church, Ohio, 
not valued. 

1 box from Bloomingburg Pres. Church, 
not valued. 

1 box from Sugar Grove, Pa., not 

10 Testaments from Mrs. J. Stewart. 

Receipts nr December, 1866. 
I^ofAlbarw—PnneeiojkchdO 60; Sohnectady 

ch 76 10 $106 TO 

Fffy of Alleghen!f^Bndy*B Bend oh 20; Plea- 
sant Valley ch 20 52 46 69 
Pby of Alleglusny Clt^/— Sharpeburg ch 23; High- 
lands ch 8 98 ; Sewickly ch 87 29 119 27 
Pby of £teir<vt7^«— Blairsville ch 60 18; Con- 

gniity ch 28 26 ; Poke Run ch 36 68 115 12 
Fby of Bloomingtan—Deer Creek ch 22; Low 
Point ch, from Wm Doods, Esq, 6; Cheney's 
Grove ch 9; TowancU ch 25; Union Grove oh 
16 76 00 

Hw o/^eoMT^-Westfield oh,add'l/rom Clement 

Clark, 6 OO 

Fby of BuTMm— Aledo Ist ch 16 OO 

Pby of Ozrlta/d— Barton oh Sab>seh 6 60 

Pby of Otnaima<»— First ch, Glendale, 26; Bethel 
. ch 19 45 00 

J%y of CAij)p0iMi— Chippewa Falls ch 6 30 

Pby of CraiwfordsvilU-'Lehaaion ch 6 OC 

Pby of Q)lumbu9— London ch 22 OO 

Pby of Ctariofi— Beech wood ch 10 00 

Pby of CWcoyo— EarlTille ch 6 OO 

Pby of Oonnectieutr— First ch, Thoropmnyille, 

40; S Salem ch 26; ''House of Aaron " 6 70 OO 
Pby o/ Done— Cambridge ch 10 OO 

Pby ttf i)u!m7M«— Epworth ch 2 OC 

J^ cf De» ilfQ<n««— Knoxville ch 10 2f] 

Pby of £6«neKar— Burlington ch, firom Hon J M 

Pruton, 15 OC 

Pby of £ri9— Franklin ch 15 OO 

Pby of JJliir/UsW— Washington ch 6 6( 

Pby of' Fori H'aj/n^— Pleasant Ridge ch, add'l, 

6; Elhanan ch, add'l, 5 10 OC 

Pby of i/aAtf— Constantino ch 22 0( 

Pbif of Afirton— Mil ford Centre ch 4 66; Rev M 

McMillan 3; York ch 3 10 5{ 

Pby of Monmouth— J ameaboTg ch 18; Shrews- 
burg ch 16 33 0( 
Pbff of If t/wrtuArfe— First ch, Janesville 11 6( 
Pby of Miehigan~-Vf estxnineier ch 13 6( 
Pby of North ifat^r— Bethlehem ch 40 0( 
Pbu of iVor<AM»ii6cria»id— Williamsport ch 42 7( 
Fbif of New Albany--Chie^y from Ist ch New 
Albany for oh building at Columbia, Tenn 

60 0( 
Phy of New Lisbon— Bethel ch, in part, 28 7^ 
Pby of 0/i/o— Central ch. add'l, 36 48; Centre 
ch 41 -25; 2d ch, Pittsburg, 869 26; Miller's 
Run ch 12 65 448 61 

Pby of Ox/ord— Venice ch 6 04 

Ay 0/ Aerioh-French QroTe oh 16 31 

9 00 
K) 76; Seventh 

2G 16 
20; Sab-sch of 

2S 68 
6 36; Cherrv- 
I; Plum CreeK 

67 01 
;h 6; Minerva 

Spring ch 20; 
ing oh 3; Kew 

68 26 
22 00 

19 45; "Little 
J N Toong 6 

25 00 
Qoennes, 11 00 
1 11 60; Forks 

66 60 
I oh 88 60; Mt 

87 66 

16 00 
70; Ist oh, Kil- 
; Beaver Dam 

ter, 70; Dalton 

i 16; Zanesfilto 

60 12 

ni,7: JD T 
building, 400; 
I U P oh, Cale- 
mgregations in 
ving day" 26; 
[araing6; Mrs 
dmen 1 467 00 

17 7» 
I 17 81; Eings- 

ll SI 
ti 6 00 

12 66 ; Green- 
I 81; 100 96 

; Davenport ch 

51 00 
16; Verona ch, 
7 65 
I; Summit Hill 

25 6« 
1 oh 12 64 

Bh 28 00 

m ch, Benevo- 

80 00 
Place ch 607; 
•sey City, add'l, 
St oh 1,481 46 

2,019 65 
iamsburg, Miss 

>0h24 26;BoiW 

42 48 
oond oh, Phila, 


Valley ch 

I oh 

29 70 
7 00 

4 00 
43 35 
special for ch 

25 00 
K); Rev Joseph 

16 00 
Bridgeton, 90; 

109 00 

S Mood V. Three 
bftthn. N India, 
n. VVii«hin^to!i, 
;. \Vyonjin«i. 10; 
?Cord, \Vaj<!=iaic, 

7J fX) 

iber, $5,139 84 
aON, Treastirer. 

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Ircsbgiwlatt d^hurch in the WiniitA ^tat(» df %mmm. 


No. 3. 


Interestmg View— Sight Spirit 


When I last wrote you, I was 
preaching among the coal mines of 
Bedford county, Pa., and am now 
in the extreme advance of Presby- 
terian ism in this great Northwest 

I was induced to make this change 
on account of the yast importance 
of this field in an ecclesiastical 
point of view, and the great dearth 
of mitable labourers willing to enter 
upon frontier work. I am deeply 
interested in my new field, where I 
have now been nearly three months, 
and in order to give you as distinct 
an imprei^ion as possible of the 
Btnation of things in my charge, 
will speak of 

(Ist) The natural features. I 
am just west of what are known 
here as the " Big Woods," a strip 
Or belt of timber about fifty miles 
wide, of primeval grandeur, run- 
ning parallel with the Mississippi 
River, and extending for a fkr great- 
er distance north and south. On 
this side these woods terminate ab- 
ruptly in some beautiful prairies, 
on the edge of which the little ham- 
let whence I date this is built The 
line of the timber is distinctly 

drawn, and presents a fine contrast 
with the woodless prairie. 

This prairie has a soil of aston- 
ishing fertility, yielding in copious 
quantities everything the climate 
will permit Wheat, as you doubt- 
less know, is the great staple, and 
of this the yield is amazing. Irish 
potatoes are the finest I have ever 
seen, and so I am told as to toma- 
toes, strawberries, and in short all 
a garden yields. 

The scenery, too, is enchanting. 
The prairie is rolling and thickly 
dotted with beautiful lakes, vary- 
ing in size from a large pond to a 
sheet of water five miles in diame- 
ter, whose water is as clear as crys- 
tal. Around all these lakelets are 
groves of excellent timber, which 
not only add to the richness of the 
charming scenery, but also afford 
ample fuel, Ac., for the surrounding 

Of the climate I despair of giving 
an adequate idea. It is bracing 
beyond anything I have ever felt. 
The weather in winter is cold but 
equable, and wonderfully clear and 
sunny. When the mercury is away 
below zero, the sun shines as bright- 
ly and complacently as though it 

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were midsummer. We have no 
rain from fall till spring — ^no thaw 
and so no mud. The ice is now be- 
tween two and three feet thick on 
the lakes, and with a horse and 
cutter one can travel from plkce to 
place over lake, marsh, and prairie, 
totally unmindful of all roads. 

These features, at wl4ch for the 
present I have only glanced, I men- 
tion not merely as beautiful in the 
abstract, but principally in their 
bearings on the cause of the Lord 
Jesus. With such natural advan- 
tages it is a very simple question as 
to the future of a country, even 
were there not more evident testi- 
mony in the quality and quantity 
of the immigration thus far. More- 
over a railroad is not only projected 
but surveyed, and a portion already 
built, to go from Minneapolis 
through this region and on west^ 
ward. You may readily conceive 
the bearings of such a work, not 
alone upon this country, but upon 
owr church enterprise here. 

(2d.) The population. This is 
made up of material from all parts 
of this land, with a strong sprink- 
ling of the various nationalities of 
Europe — some Italians, a good 
many Germans, and some French. 
But the largest and best element 
of the foreign population is from the 
north of Europe — Danes, Swedes, 
and Norwegians. The latter ore 
the most numerous of all the foreign 
born. Kentucky is eotmderably 
represented in this neighbourhood 
but not very creditably. So with 
Virginia. Most of the immigra- 
tion, however, is from the Eastern 
and Middle States. Intense energy 
— either for Grod or the devil — and 
uncommon intelligence are preemi- 
nently the characteristics of the 

people in this State, or at least such 
portions as I have visited. I leave 
you to imagine the grand impor- 
tance of training such material for 
the church of Christ. 

Again. Population is pouring 
in west of the " Big Woods" with 
amazing rapidity. E. g. In a set- 
tlement about twenty miles west of 
this point, where only last summer 
there were but two houses, twenty 
now dot the prairie. I am on the 
very ground where the awful In- 
dian outbreak occurred, three years 
ago, and have been in the town 
where the first murder was com- 
mitted. That affair, of course, de- 
populated the eastern country, driv- 
ing it to and even across the Mis- 
sissippi seventy miles east But so 
rapid has been the immigration 
since, that it is computed there are 
now ten times the inhabitants that 
lived here before the outbreak. 

(3d.) The spiritual aspect of the 
work. When I arrived here I found 
the whole country unoccupied save 
by the Methodists. With that peo- 
ple were heartily disgusted, at least 
of its exposition by an ignorant 
clergy. Methodism here, as else- 
where, utterly failed of the true 
spirit of the age, indeed of the gos- 
pel, and taught the people nothing. 
In Gk)d's kind providence I came 
just in time^ as a Baptist minister 
followed me in a few weeks, but 
not until the community had warm- 
ly taken hold of me and my cause. 
Glod bless all good Baptists! but 
the field will not support so many, 
and I love Presbyterianism. 

My nearest neighbours I found 

to be Bro. H at R and 

Bro. C at St. C , each dis- 
tant about fifty miles through the 
dense wilderness. 

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In the kind providence of Grod, I 
have been able to find more than 
' half-a-Klozen &milies of Galvinistic 
training willing and anxious to 
unite in a church organization. This 
I propose to consummate, if the 
Master will, in two weeks from Sat- 
urday, with the prospect of at least 
fifteen members — only three of 
them are really 0. 8. Presbyterians, 
some of the rest being New School, 
and most of the remainder Congre- 
gationalists. However, I have 
s^xmg reason for hoping that we 
will be an arganie whole. To this 
end I am endeavouring to establish 
Presbyterian Sunday-schools and to 
introduce Presbyterian papers, Ac. 
(4th.) About myself. Lastly, 
and in every sense of the word least, 
I came out, not even knowing that 
you would commission me — as you 
bave since so kindly done — but 
feeling assured if the work were so 
important as I had imagined, God 
would assuredly support me some- 
how or other. And so, blessed be 
his holy name, he has, We have 
ivanted for nothing really necessary, 
and we never will if we are faith- 
ful. True I could draw a melan- 
choly picture of the hardships en- 
dared in our journey here ; but I 
distinctly aver that so many cir- 
cumstances have modified our trou- 
bles in every instancSf and so abund- 
antly has God showered upon us 
the blessings of kind and interested 
fiiends, delightful home, and every 
good thing, that our cup appears 
well nigh run over. 

I have only spoken of the work 
in this immediate locality. If I 
had not already trespassed upon 
you, I might speak of explorations 
westward, Ac, which I will, how- 
ever, reserve. 


IN JANUARY, 1867. 

Sthob Of Aleaht.— Pby of ^iftrtfiy— Johnstown n 
ch »0; Eeperance ch 10; Carlisle oh 7. Phu 
of TVoy— Cftldwell ch 6 $113 00 

Stkod or Aluodky.— Pby «f Allegheny— Mid- 
dleeeic ch 40. «y cmT Allegheny City- First 
ch Allegheny 100 04. Pby of Beaver— H^ 
shannoekchM; Ciarksvillo ch 13; Mt Plea- 
sant ch 18. Fbjf qf .BruH-Meadville ch 60 

255 64 
Stho© or BuTmoitt.— P6«o^BoWf»or«— Sab-sch 
of Broadway ch, BaUimor©, 10. i%y of Oir- 
lisle— ehippensboTg ch, add'l, 6; FYostburtr 
ch 8 23 00 

Stwod or Bvnjjjo^Ffwqf Oenesee Siter^-Qroye- 
Und ch 8. Pbyqf Ogdensburg-yfilxM Ist ch 
8 66 11 66 

Stkod or GBTOAao.— Pby qf Airaou— Pleasant 
Ridge and Edwards chs 8; Millersburg ch 
80. Pbyof Oiicago—\ ictOT ch 6 76; Clinton 
Centre ch 2 ; Marengo ch Sab-sch 16. Pbu of 
Bock JKwr— Galena 8outh ch 83 76; Frank- 
lin Grore ch 4 60. Pby of Schuyler— C^rih- 
age Ist ch 18 90; Perry ch, add'f 4. Pby of 
Wwrw—Monmouth ch Sab-sch 16 36 126 39 
Stkoo or Ctvamikru—Pby cf ChUUeothe—Coo' 
cord ch 20; Rocky Spring ch 6 60; Marshall 
ch 4 60. Fby of CtnemnatP—CvimminaviMe ch 
40; Loreland oh 41 11; Seventh ch, ClnciD. 
nati, 147 01; Central ch, Cincinnati, 460; Ist 
oh, Glendale, 88 86; Bethel ch 20; Lebanon 
ch 86 ; 6tb ch, Cincinnati, 72 17. Pby of Miami 
—Dick's Creek oh 16 60. Fby of Oxford-^ 
South ProTidenoe oh 6; Camden ch 7 70; 
Venice ch 66 86; College Corner ch 23 66. 
Pby of Sidney— BeWe Centre ch 7 60; Urban* 
Ist ch 20 40; Cherokee oh 9 60; 1st ch, Sid- 
ney, 26 67 1,098 81 
8TV0O or ItUROD^— P5y qf Bloomington—Dyifiah.i 
eh 7 60: Salem ch 28; MonUcello ch 10; MeW 
mora ch 4; Low Point ch 9: Onarga ch 16; 
Heyworth ch la Pby of Kaekaskui— Rock- 
wood ch 6 ; Elm Point ch 22 : Mulberry Grove 
oh 7; Waveland oh 2 76. Pby of piilesttn&-' 
Paris ch 26; New Hope ch 3 ; Newton ch 8; 
Cliarleston ch 10. Pby of Saline— FrieadB- 
ville ch 8; Wabash ch 6 60; Odin ch 4 96. 
^Pby of Sangamon— Macon ch and vicinity 16; 
Springfield 1st ch 131 64; Farmington ch 21 

862 24 
Synod or IifWAHA-— Pby of /mftanaco^i*— Shiloh 
ch 3. Pby of Madison— Bethel ch 6 60 ; Don- 
aid-on oh 8 bO. Pbyqf ^'ew Albany— U vonia 
ch 4 ou: Paoli ch 3 36; German ch, Jackson 
Co, 6 jNew Albany 1st ch 105; Charlestown ch 
46. Pby of Finc«/inM— Pleasantville ch 2 26; 
Carlisle ch 4 60: West Salem ch 8. Pbu of 
H'Ait« Wa<«r— Ebeneaer ch 9 
Snroo or loir a^— Pby of C&iar—JBB D Mason and 
wife 10; Iowa City ch, add'l, from a member 
for the South, 6; Marion ch 8 26; Muscatine 
ch 44. Pby oj Duinque— Bar c\tiy and Jessup 
cba 6; Pleasant Grove ch 8; Independence 
oh 18: Bellevue ch 8 60; Dubuque Ist ch 
Vab-soh 10; Scotch Grove ch 9 126 79 

SxjiOD or Kajibab.— P6y of JETt^Wowd— Salem ch 
1 26. Phy^ of Z-wtflnuwtA— SpringhlU ch 
S 60; Elm Grove ch 2. Pity of Top^—lola 
oh 10; Carlyle ch 8 60; Neosha Falls ch 6 60 

31 76 
BiTjw or KKfTUOET^Pftjf <tf JR>«n««r-Bev J 

P Hendriok 50 00 

Bthod or MissouvL— J 
"8WK"6 60;SalemGerchlO. Pbyo/Sout^- 


►D or MiMpu»L-J%M qf i^myro-Klrkvllle 
Ir%.. ^^ ^^ ^ iou<»— Carondelet ch 26; 

1WK"6 60;SalemGerchlO. Pbyof South- 
vjeatem Missouri— Deep Water ch 8 60. Pbu 
qf Upper Missouri^Sixih St ch, St Joseph. 
40: Mirabile ch 6 60. Pby of >fi/a«wda--St 
Francisvillech6 60 . ^ ^ *^^ii jj 

BxHOD or N«w JtatSMY,—Pby qf BurUngton—BnP' 
llngton ch 48 90; Allentown ch 28 60. Pby of 
Xittww-Coalville oh 6 60; Wiikesbarre ch 
Sab-ffoh 66; Pittstonoh 100. Pby qf Monmouth 

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— Jamesburg ch 35. Pby of New Bntruiwick— 
EwmnQh 20. Pbycf Newton — MarkHboro ch, 
a bequest of Miss Margaret P Mooro, dec'd. 
20; Greenwich ch 84. /'b^ of i\u«aic— Flan- 
ders ch U; Boilinj? Sprini^.s ch 22 46. Pt/f/ 
of JZariton—Musoo.j -cnw^ Valley ch 12 «». 
Pbyof fflMf Jerifli/— Tuckaiiooch 1 29; May's 
. ^. . .. -1 64 56 

Landing ch 2 53; Blaokwoodtovm ch i 


8TH0D or New Toel— Pby of Cbnnec/ujuf-— South 
^Salem ch. (I^adies Western Benev Asso,) 32; ^ 
Croton Falls ch 6 25. Pbyof Hudson— Good- 
will ch 80; Hamptonborg ch, add'l. 3. Pbyof 
Long Island — Manorville ch3; Moriches ch 
15; Fresh Pond ch 12. Pby of New Yorkr- 
Morrisaniach32; YorkTillech27 80;Ghelseft 
ch 80; Alexander oh 3; Brick ch 160; Ist ch, 
New York, 2,187 42. Ffty of New York 2d— 
Sootch ch, New York, 478. [Fb^ of North 
i?w<T— Kingston ch 21 52, (of which Sab-sch 
11 52); Matteawan ch 44 89; Smiihfield oh 27 

3^2 88 

Sthod op NoRTimir IwmjLKA.,r-Pby of Orawfordt- 
viWe— Poplar Springs ch 6 40; CrawforcMrille 
ch 12. Pby of Fort Wcum»—LA Grange ch 
16; Bl»mon ch 3 30. Pby of Z»aJk«— Crown 
Point ch 22 50; Eagle Creek ch 1 85: Salem 
ch 1. Pby of I^^arutport— FrancisTille ch 4; 
West Union ch 3 80; Bethlehem ch 2 60 78 86 

BnfOD Of Ohio.— i%y of Clbtumbu$—Mt Pleasant 
ch 26; London ch 11. Pbjf of Marion — Mi 
Gilead ch 7 ; Radnor ch 8 Pby of Biehland— 
Orange ch 7 90; Cnesterrille ch 8; Martina- 
burg ch 9; Owenaburg ch 18 16; Savannah 
ch 4 1, (of which Sab-sch 16). Pby qf Wooiter 
— Cliippewach 18; Jer6meTiIlech9 76; Ches- 
ter en 9 82; Wayne oh Id; Holmesrille oh 
2a Pby of ikxnesviUa— Washington oh 25 76 

224 87 

Bthod or Pkcmoi—Pby <if £«i<eia— Westminster 
oh 7; Napa ch 36 48 00 

Sttcod or PHiLADKLPmiw— i%y of Donegal— Marir 
etta ch, balance, 8; Col umoiach 206; Wrights- 
Tille ch Sab-sch 17 76; Chestnut Level ch 40. 
Pby of Huntingdon— yf/Ajneabarg ch Sab«oh 
25; Huntingdon ch 2uo; Spruce Creek oh 
80(): Beulah ch 6. Pty of New Outf»— Fagg's 
Manor ch, add'l. 6 60; Lower Brandywine oh 
14 25. Pby of Northumberland— Washington 
ch 10; New Beriin 1st ch 20 16; Hartleton oh 
10 50; Munoy ch 10. Pby of PhOaddphia— 
Fifteenth ch 20; 10th ch, add'l, contents of a 
pocket book, 46 05. Pby of PhUadelphia Cen- 
tro^— Belmont ch 15 50; 2d ch, half mo coll 
16 41, " K C B " 6, a member 150, (of which 
lOOtur California,)— 171 41; Kiohmondch 20; 
Spring Garden ch Sab-sch 39 72. Pbyof Phila- 
ddphxa 2d— Doylestown ch 16 20; Norris- 
town Ist ch Sab-sch 36 23; Providence ch 
16 50, (of which a lady 2 60); Brainerd ch, 
Easion, 67 ; Slatington ch 26 1,844 76 

St.'vod or PiTTSBimoH.—Pbs^o/^tetrariBs— Beulah 
ch 10; Unity oh, Mrs S P Kinkaid, 6. Pby 
oj C/flrJoM— Greenville ch, add'l, 7 50. Pby of 
Ohio— West Elizabeth ch 25 ; Pittsburgh 2d oh 
Sab-sch, add'l, 77 05; Pittsburgh 4th oh 68 10; 
Long Island ch 9 03. Pbi/ of Bedstone— l^ew 

. Provi(lence|ch 46 06; Mt Pleasant ch 47. Pt>y 
of SnlUsburg—'*S N" 600; East Union ch b; • 
Kayne ch 4 ; Parnassus ch 17 50 809 23 

Btxod or St. Paul.— Pby of Chq>pewa—QuLe»- 
ville ch 6 00 

8r!f CD or Sanduskt^— Pby of PVrHUay--Rockport 
ch 2; Shanesville ch 4; Delphos ch 2. Ffty 
of Maumee—Rer J M Layman, (a bal.) 1 12; 
Bryan cli 11. i^ of ificAiyan— South Ltou 
ch 27. Pby qf Western B«i«rw— North field 
oh 7; Rev Lake Dorland 9 67; Guilford ch 
34 97 79 

Btnod or S. lowAw— Ptw qf Det Moinee—OceolA 
ch 6; Chariton ch 7 80; Albiach 8; Oskaloosa 
oh 9 80. Pby of /otoo^Burlington Ger ch 
8 80; Mt Pleasant Ger ch 8 60; Evangelical 
Bt Peters ch M; Mt Pleasant ch 106 66. Pby 
ef Missouri jBiver^-Sidney oh 16 186 06 

Btitod or Whselhto.— Pby of New lAsbon'-Con- 
oordohS; Alliance oh 6 76. Pby of St Clairs- 

vi^«— Bellair ch 48; Martinsyille eh 12: Cadu 
ch 54 50; Bellville ch 20 60. Pby of Steuben- 
viUe— Two Ridges ch 97: Steubenville 2d oh 
Dr and Mrs Beatty 160; Ulrichsville ch 7; 
New Cumberland ch 5; Big Spring ch 4. Pby 
of Washington— Upper Buffalo ch 45; Wash- 
ington Ist ch 17 90; West Liberty ch 3 50; 
Canonsburg ch 16. J^ of West Virginia— 
Ravenswood ch 4 493 1& 

BTifOD or WuGOiranf^-Ptiy qf iXind— Rockville 
Ger ch 6. Pby ef Wimubago— Plover Ist ch 
12; Oxford oh 4 60 21 60 

Total Receipts from churches $9,464 15 

Ml ~ ~ H Aughey and ftimily, 

] A S Guy, Oxford, O, 6; 

] 10; Rev A L Thomson 

1 forest Hill, Ind, 6 each, 

1 iberland, Ohio. 10; Rev 

c,N Y,3; Mrs HJBid- 
< Lytle, Eakin, Pa, 2; Mrs 

] <" Phila, 1; Mrs A W, 

] 25 ; A friend of missions, 

i ristown property to Jan 

] ," interior or Pa, 10; Mra 

it,Ills,6;**Aft-iend," W 
] By S Kelso, BaltimoreL 

J mite. Bound Brook, N 

I 20; "WJ H»20; Wm 
J J D Potter and fiunily, 

( rs M Furman 1 ; Rev R 

nd, 6 422 00 

Total Receipts in Jannary, $9,886 U 

8. D. POWEL, Treasurer, 
No, 907 Arch street, Philadelphia. 

1 box from ladies of lot oh Wheeling, W Va, 

valued at $176 00 

1 box from ladles of Bristol oh, Pa, valued at 

116 00 
1 box from ladies of Springfield Ist ch. Ills, 

valued at 110 00 

1 box firom ladies of Gadii ch, Ohio, valued at 
_ 71 00 

ITbox from ladies of Florida ch, N^T, valued at 

* 96 00 

1 box from Sab-sch of Fredricksburg oh, Ohio, 

valued at 20 80 

4 boxes from ladies of Ist ch Oswego, N Y, 

valued at 40n, 00 

1 package from Mrs Tabor, N Y, value not given. 
1 box from ladies of 1st ch, Allegheny, Pa, 

valued at 215 00 

1 box from ladies of Briok ch, N Y, valued at 

200 00 
1 box from Mrs A U Gsrter, Baltimore, Md, 

value not given. 
1 box from ladies of N Y At ch, Washington, 

D C, valued at 183 96 

1 box from ladies of Franldbrt oh, Ky, valued 

at 141 00 

1 box from ladies of University Place ch, N Y, 

valued at 600 00 

1 box from ladles of North oh, Washingtoa, 

D C valued at 112 00 

$2,338 76 

Non.— The contribution of $29 10 aoknowledged 
in January Reeard as from ** South Salem ch,** 
should have been from the Ladie^ Charitable 
Society of said churoh. 

No. 907 Arch Strsbt, Philadelphia. 

Corresponding Secretary— VLjlw. T. L. J aviwat, D J). 
TVeowirer— BAMinn. D. Pown. 

Lirms relating to Missionary Appointments 
and other operations of the Board, should be ad- 
dressed to the Corresponding .Secretary, No. 90T 
Arch street. Philadelphia. Letters relating to the 
pecuniary affiiirs of the Board, or oontaining re- 
mittances of money, should be sent to 8 D. 
PowiL, Esq., Treasurer same addreea. 

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Hie hcrrest truly is ptenielbas, bat the labour* 
ers are tew, pn.yye therefore the Lord of the 
harrestt that he mil send forth labourers into his 
hsrreet.— Matt iz. 97. 88. 

And the Lord God said unto the {•erpent.'Be- 
euue thoa hast done this, thou art cursed above 
all eatt4e, and above every beast of the field; 
upcm thv belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou 
est all the days of thy life. And I will putenmity 
betireen thee and the woman, and between thy 
eeed and her seed ; it shall bruise thy head, and 
thou shalt braise his heel.— Gen. iii. 14, 16. 

And the God of peace shall braise Satan under 
yoar feet ahortly^^Bom. zvi. aoi 

And ihe sacking child shall play on the hole 
of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his 
hand on the cockatrice's den. They shall not 
hart nor destroy in all nay holy mountain: for 
the earth shall be ftill of the knowledge of the 
Lord as the waters cover the sea. And in that day 
there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall ^tand for 
an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles 
seek : and his rest shall be glorious^— Isa. xi. 8-10. 

Tlie Power of the Pastor. 

There are two theories in regard to 
(he measure* by which the expanaion of 
the Church is to be accompliahed The 
one holds that true religion is not alone 
a doctrine but a life ; not mere acts of 
worship but a sincere consecration of the 
whole man to be a living sacrifice, con- 
suming itself in zealous acts of Christian 
love and usefulness ; that the merchant- 
man who offered the bowls before the 
altar, or the labourer who reverently 
brought the pots in the Lord's house, 
the rulers who fetched precious stones, 
or the widow who gave two, were 
doing what was right on the Sabbath, 
what was pleasing to the Lord, and what 
was essential to the maintenance of his 
honour, and the spread of the knowledge 
of Him. Hence, that Christian benefi- 
cence is a nart of the Christian profes- 
sion, and tne enforcement of that duty 
is a part of the regular calling of the 
minister, in the pulpit and out of it 

The other theory, when fully carried 
out, places the pecuniary offerinjjs of the 
Chumi in the nands of associations and 
men outside of the organization ; makes 
the contribution of money to missions, 
the education of the ministry, the pub- 
lication of books and tracts, and other 
developments of the Church's life and 
^wth, to be separate and special; these 
mterestfl are not even responsible to the 
Chorch, save through public sentiment 

This has some evident merit. It as- 
sumes for such agencies greater range of 
vision, and also superior activity. Like 
the youth on the shoulders of the tall 
man it can sometimes see tiu*ther than 
the man; but whether the man can work 
better all day with the youth's knees 
clasped tight round his throat, and the 
youth's arms clinging round his eyes and 
mouth, is another question. And it is 
the man that most interests us. 

These two theories are in some cases 
blended. But it requires not much 
judgment or observation to say which is 
most healthful to the Churchy which 
most blest to the growth of piety and 
zeal in the souls of Cnristians, and which 
in the long run accomplishes the most 
extensive and permanent good in the 
world. The advocates of tne voluntary 
theory often acknowledge this. 

Within the past year we spent a day 
in companv with the treasurer of an im- 
portant voluntary Society of our country. 
We handed him a copy of the Home and 
Foreian Record to read. After a little 
time ne laid it down for a moment, and 
said, as if profoundly impressed with the 
thought, " What a powerfvZ machinery 
i/our Church possesses.** 

There is tne matter in a nutshell! 
There is no machinery of any other 
Church or benevolent Society so massive, 
so smooth, so complete, so effective, as 
that of the Presbyterian Church. It is 
machinery constructed after the Divine 

Slan. It is machinery which has .been 
he model of the strongest, most excel- 
lent civil government upon which the 
sun ever shone. It is machinery ca- 
pable of doing cUl that it was designed 

Oh what a mightv power would be 
exerted by the Presoyterian Church if 
the pastors in all their pulpit and other 
labours, the elders in their important 
ministry, the deacons in their attention 
to the pecuniary and charitable affairs, 
if the various orders of teachers, if the 
officers of her several Boards, and all in 
her service, and if the members of her 
communion were each in his and her 
place deeply sensible of the importance 
of their labours, zealouslv and prayer- 
fully engaged in them, and harmoniously 
co-operating with the one great end to 
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blessings of the gospel ! In the year 
1732 the feeble, persecuted, ill-or^nized 
Moravian Church, numbering six him- 
dred souls, determined, under the guid- 
ance of the Saviour, to give itself to the 
work of cx)nverting the world. Since 
that date they have sent abroad nearly 
four times that entire number of per- 
sons as foreign missionaries, besides 
many to home fields, and have raised up 
and sustained in their labours a multi- 
tude of native assistants. Were the 
Presbyterian Church of two hundred 
and jorty thousand members, four hun- 
dred times the strength of those Mora- 
vians, animated by a similar spirit, the 
millennium would not be far on. 

But as the life of the tree, foliage and 
fruit, all depends upon the soundness of 
the great bundle of fibrous tubes in their 
barky envelope which we call the trunk, 
and upon the fulfilment of their office of 
conveying .moisture from the earth and 
distributingit to every part, so the suc- 
cess of the Presbyterian Church depends 
firstly upon the fidelity of its pastors. 
The piety, the parity, the power of the 
ministry ; these are the ramcal elements 
of Presbyterianism. Sanctified piety; 
ecclesiastical parity; plenitude of 
promised power as Qod's ambassadors, 
to convert souls, to publish the gospel 
far and wide, to control and to press for- 
ward all the departments of the Church's 
influence. If the pastors perform not 
their functions, if it be expected that 
other men do their work, the life of the 
tree languishes, it ceases to grow, it pro- 
duces little fruit, and that nigh worth- 
less for food or for seed. 

Why mot ^mplojr avemtot 

Still some ministers are distrustful of 
themselves, inexperienced, and think 
" agents " might oe employed to advan- 
tage in behalf of the several departments 
of the Church's evangelical effort, as is 
done by the Bible, Tract, and other so- 
cieties. What shall be said to this? 
The objections are unanswerable. They 

1. The enormous expense to the 
Church; the majority of those em- 
ployed do not add to the ordinary con- 
tributions of churches enough to pay 
their salaries, travelling expenses, etc. 

2. The burthen and offence to strong 
and liberal churches which are besieged 
by them incessantly ; and the overlook- 
ing of others, some of them perhaps 
strong, but not so free, which need to be 
informed and cultivated. 

3. The necessity laid upon aU the 
Boards of resorting to the same means 
of sustaining themselves, if their present 

regular working be interfered with; 
thus the multiplication seven-fold of 
what was bad enough when the Church 
possessed but one or, two ecclesiastical 

4. The turning of a considerable num- 
ber of the most active and useful minis- 
ters to other work; a kind of work 
which is different from the tidings that 
a missionary brings to the ears of the 
church of "what wonders God hath 
wrpught by him," and his appeals for 
more nelp based thereupon ; and a kind 
of work that in its nature tends to de- 
teriorate the man employed alone in it. 

5. The iniury to tne spiritual growth 
of the Church; which needs, not spasmo- 
dic and local stimulants, but healthful 
and continued nurture and exercise; 
and this necessitates thB suitable in- 
struction of the people by their own 
pastor, and the call upon every one to 
give each Jirst day of the week as the 
Lord hath prospered, as an expression 
of thankful love, and a duty to the 
kingdom of the Redeemer. 

What tbere to to do. 

The first secret of a pastor's power 
lies in personal nearness to, and imitation 
of, the Lord Jesus Chbist. There is a 
secret place of the thunder which shakes 
the world, and launches its bolts for the 
humiliation or destruction of the ene- 
mies of God ; to thltl place the child of 
God has access, and there He loves to 
answer his filial requests. He that 
dwells in that secret place of the Most 
High abides under the shadow of an 
Almighty arm, which will give sure 
success to his faithful labours ; to labours 
which are akin to the example given us 
in the earthly ministry of the Son, and 
of which the honour is rendered to that 

A congregation needs honest and un- 
shrinking instruction and admonition as 
to the duties of each member. Sancti- 
fication must not be separated from jus- 
tification; works from faith; giving 
money and time and strength w> the 
service of Christ, from the other privi- 
leges of the Sabbath. 

A special and tender care should be 
exercised over the young : that they may 
be led to Jesus ; that tney possess ele- 
vated, correct, unselfish views as to 
duty ; that such as are suitable may be- 
come ministers of the gospel, Christian 
teachers, Ac.; and that thev may see 
and feel that the chief end of man is to 
glorify God and enjoy him for ever. 

It should be the aim to have every church 
member contribute, ' according to the 
divine plan, to the great departments of 

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labour for God's glory and the salvation 
of the world- The order adopted and 
recommended'^ by the General Assembly 
is the very best ; and an adherence to it 
is ofgreat importance to the Church and 
the Boards. 

See that the Home and Foreign Re- 
&3rd is put into every Cegnily ; notice its 
more interesting contents in the lecture- 
room and pulpit ; and endeavour to mul- 
the practical religious reading of 
family, church newspapers, religi- 
ons books, etc. 

Pray for an ontpourinc of the Holy 
Spirit that shall give all its inherent 
power to that grand machinery which 
uod has intrusted to us to worK. 

Oleanings from the Testimony of 

The following aflfecting incidents have 
been taken from the lips of brethren in 
the ministry, and may be profitable to 
tboete in similar circumstances at this 

Tlte d«ttd mother^a letter* 

The week of prayer passed in the 
congregation without any evidence of 
special interest amon^ the people. Sab- 
bath was the communion; still none. On 
the next Friday evening after a special 
meeting for prayer, a fine young man 
came to the pastor, under deep convic- 
tion. Said he : " I was turning over some 
old letters in a trunk. One in my mo- 
ther's hand caught my eye. I opened 
and read it It was one she wrote me 
not lonff before her death. I did not 
feel it then. But as I read c^ain the 
loving, anxious entreaties of that dear 
mother that her son would become a 
servant of God, and with what confi 
dence she committed me to God in the 
prospect of her own death, a sword 
pierced my soul. Sir, tell me what I am 
to do." See how , God thus hears a 
church's prayers, and, by the moisture 
with which lie fills the ground, cracks 
open the shell that was hardened around 
a seed that otherwise would have de- 
cayed, and sets it to growing. 

**]fet •ne spoke to mo.** 

" I was in great distress of mind,' 

said young T B , " Mr. R 's 

sermons made me feel I was such a sin- 
ner. My heart sometimes felt as if it 
would break. I did not know what to 
do. I longed bo much for some Christian 
to say something to me. One word 
would have done me good. Several 
times I stood at the door of the church 
tin everybody went out, hoping some 

one would say a word to me. But not 
one spoke to me. No ! not one spoke to 
me I How much distress, and doubt, 
and waitinw, it would have saved me 
had some Christian talked with me, or 
prayed with me." Reader, is not some 
soul waiting for you to speak ? Hasten 
to do it. 

The widow's trlnmpli. 

A widow had a profligate son; but 
she did not despair of his salvation. 
Trusting to the promises of a covenant- 
keeping God, she prayed for him day 
and night She came to be eighty years 
of age, and her son fifty. " Lord, 
how long !" Still her faith failed not 
Last winter an answer came that not 
alone answered her prayers, but swept 
along with it many others within the 
gates of mercy. The worn-out, aged 
mother was on her dyings-bed the 
Sabbath her son, and his wife by his 
side, joined themselves to the church. 
"Now!" cried she, "now let thy servant 
depart in peace /" And that night she 
entered into the upper temple. There 
her eyes have seen the Prince of salva- 
tion, and surely, like Ann&i " she gave 
thanks likewise " before Him. 

Throe yeors— ond almoet lost. 

" Three years ago there was a revival 
in our church, and a good many were 

converted," said John L , with a 

sorrowful countenance, one dark, cold 
night, when, after a long struggle, he 
came to see his pastor at his study, 
" and I was for some time anxious about 
my salvation. Several times I threw 
myself in the way of professors of reli- 
gion, particularly when my heart was 
full, on the way from church. But they 
talked of other things. Sometimes it 
seemed as if their cold remarks cut me 
to the heart. However, after a time my 
distress passed away. I might have 
been lost Lately I have become uneasy 
about my condition. Several of your 
sermons nave impressed me. To-night 
I have come just to ask you, what I 
shall do to be saved?" " lliree years;" 
" Cut to the heart" by the cold speeches 
of those to whom this perishing soul 
was looking for a word of sympatny and 
help ! Almost gone 1 How many have 
passed through the same bitter experi- 
ence ! "I might have found peace years 
ago — I might have joined the church 
years ago— had any one taken an inte- 
rest in me." "Even nay pastor never 
conversed with me." How many of 
these souls, well-nigh escaped, are en- 
snared again by the fowler ! How many 
shall lift up such mournful wails in the 
Judgment Day. 

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The Cortlandt Van RenMelaer Me- 
morial Institute. 

The following cordial and emphatic 
action of the Board of Education needs 
no further remarks.^ Dr. Wood has 
entered upon his labours with energy, 
and with an exhibition of interest on 
the part of many who are able to aflford 
the aid he needs, which encourages him 
to hope for success. 

"Ihe Board of Education having 
felt an unusual interest in the establish- 
ment of the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer 
Memorial Institute, — not as being con- 
nected with it organically more than 
other educational institutions of the 
Church, but for the sake of its objects, 
which a^ to give a thorough training in 
whole or in part, gratuitously, to such 
candidates for the ministry as choose to 
avail themselves of it, and to be a fit- 
ting monument to the devoted man 
whoso name it bears. One to whom 
the Church, and the Board are so much 
indebted — does hereby cordially renew 
its recommendation of that institution, 
as one eminently deserving the warm 
sympathies and prayers of the churches, 
and the large benefaction of those whom 
Qod has blessed with the means to 
prosper these ends. The Board is the 
more willing to take this action, in view 
of the recent election by the trustees of 
the Rev. Dr. Wood, to the office of the 
principal of this interesting and impor- 
tant institution, whose connection with 
this Board, eminent abilities, and long 
experience in the education of the young, 
give it every promise of success." 

Reviyals in Progress. 

The limited space in these columns 
prevents notice of a number of powerful 
revivals of which we are informed by 
letter or through the newspapers. May 
such result in the salvation of many 
souls, and in furnishing many labourers 
for the ripe harvest of the world. Shall* 
not these manifestations of God's graoe 
be extended far and wide until the num- 
bers of converts be numerous as the 
holy flocks of lambs and doves and other 
sacrifices at "Jerusalem in the solemn 
feasts." " For this I be will inquired of, to 
do it. And they shall know that I am 
the Lord."— Ezek. xxxvi. 37, 38. 

Onr Fathers' God: an Acconnt of Onr 
First National RevivaL 

A supplement to the Home and Foreign 
Record with this title, giving an account 
of " the great Revival of 1800" as it is 
sometimes called, has been compiled, to 

meet the desire of many for information 
upon that subject, and printed by a 
special donation and sent from this Board 
to all the ministers and candidates in the 
church. Copies of it will be sent to others 
at the rate of four cents a copy, postage 
prepaid here where more than twenty 
are ordered. 


JANUARY, 1867. 

I. Fund for Cahdidatbs. 

Pbyof AVb(my—C&x\ie\e ch 3; Esperance ch i\ 

Schenectady ch ISS; Albany 2d ch 129 95 

322 95 

Pbyof Bloomington^Farm Ridge ch 11; Onarga 

ch 8 ly 00 

—Burlington ch 70 82 

-Newton ch 30 00 

9— Murraysville oh 11; New 

34 00 

PI -Hillsboro'ch 42 lu 

PI Truro ch 16 00 

Pi ^— White Plains oh 26 00 

PI ikville Ger ch 4; Harcon Cor- 

6 60 

PI ::i^e8tnut Level ch 20 oo 

PI idville ch 30 00 

PI icm— Eliayibethport ch 12 00 

PI Bloomfleld oh 3 00 

PI iDKelical St Peter's oh 6 oo 

Pi adnor ch 2 00 

pi rst ch. Springfield 30 oo 

Pi rrtomi— Wiiliamsport ch 25 00 

Pi -First ch, New York 1,924 fi7 

PI »— Poland ch 13 00 

Pi ethel ch 10 00 

Pi -Rev A Steed and wife, Shel- 

•J 00 

PI lia Central— Qocond ch, Phila 

a a member 100; Princeton ch 
78 82 178 32 

Pby of PltikuUphia ad— Providenoe ch, from a 

lady -^ 50 

Pby of St Louit—Ironion ch 11 60 ; LiUle Davie 

ch 1 12 60 

Pby of SaUiburg— From "S N," Kittannmg, Pa 

300; 1st ch. Kittanning 56 366 00 

Pby of Sehuyler^Perry oh 6 60; Mt Sterlmg ch 

96 ct8 6 56 

Pby of Sidney— De Graff ch 3 20 

Pby of St dairsvUl^—Vfegee ch 6 00 

Pby of Upper Missouri— ffixih st, St Jooeph ch 

30 00 
Pby of H^a« Wnaton— Unity ch 8 40 

Thy of VflwU Viater—^X. Carmel ch 6 00 

$3,250 01 


interior of Pa," 6 ; A friend, West Phila 
30 00 

13,280 61 

II. Fund for Schools, Colleoeb, &o. 
Pby of Phaadelphia Ccirtnrf-Seoond oh, Phila, 

from a member, 


A Presbyterian, special,^ 

160 00 

75 00 
$125 00 

Total amount acknowledged, $^406 61 
WILLUM MAIN, Treaaurer. 

Letters and Communieations in regard to the ob- 
jects of the BOARD OF EDUCATION may be ad- 
dressed to Rev. William Spkkb, D.D.. CJorrespond- 
ing Secretary, or to Rev, Thomas McCaulet, Assis- 
tant, No. 907 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Remit' 
tanc^ of money shoald be made to William Maim, 
Esq^ same address. 

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Baoent Intelligenoe. 

Mi86ioir House, New York, ) 
February 13th, 1867. j 

Lettbbs hftye been received from— 
Bogota, December Slat 
Rio de Janeiro, December 94fch. 
Sao Paolo, Norember 6th. 
Oorisco, November SOth. 
Labor, December 20th. 
Lodiana, December 7th. 
Amballa, December 10th. 
Dehra, December 17ih. 
CklcotU, December 7th. 
Baagkok, KoTomber 26th. 
ShADghai, Norember 26th. 
Klogpo, Norember 28d. 
ChefoOf Norerober 5th. 
Tangchow, Mofevnber6th. 
Peking, October 29th. 
Tallahasaee, Creek Nation, Jannarj ISth. 
Omaha, January 25th. 
Chippewa, January lat. 

NoTicEs'op M188IONABIB8. — ^The Rev. 
P. H. Pitkin arrived at Bogota on the 
29Ui of November, *id was warmly 
welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, who 
have been long desiring an associate in 
the mission. The Rev. C. W. Forman, 
of Labor, and his family were at Cal- 
cutta expecting to sail for Boston soon, 
on the ship Chiy Mannertng, His visit 
to this country, as formerly mentioned, 
is rendered imperative by the state of his 

* health. For the same cause, the Rev. R. 

. lliackwell, of Amballa, expected soon to 
set out with his family for England, his 
native country, this change, and entire 
xcst from all mental efibrt, having been 
enjoined by his physicians. On the other 
hand, the Rev. J. J. Walsh, of Allahabad, 
b«s concluded to defer his return to this 
CQuitry, and to spend the next hot 
SMson in the Hills. The Rev. A. Henry 
and his family have removed from 
Lodiana to Labor, where Mr. Henry has 
enUnd on the important work so long 
»nd 10 efficiently conducted by Mr. For- 
man, as superintendent of the High 
School, and its affiliated neighbourhood 
aihools in that city. Mr. Henry left^is 
tanatr station with much regret, which 
wu shared by his colleagues, but the 

brethren of the mission considered his 
transfer to Labor the best measure they 
could adopt The Rev. D. McGilvary 
and his family were at Bangkok, expect- 
ing soon to proceed on their journey to 
the Laos country. Mr. McGilvary refers 
with tender feeling to his removal from 
Petchaburi, where he has spent several 
years of missionary labour. He thinks 
that the prospects of that station are 
more encouraging than at any former 
time. Quite a number of the nativet 
came to take a friendly leave of him 
Mid his family, and the young oonvert, 
Nai Soot, whose baptism was mentioned 
in our last number, agreeably to his ear* 
nest request, will accompany Mr. McGil- 
vary to Chieng-Mai ; he may prove to^ 
of great service in this new mission. 
The Rev. D. D. Green has returned from 
spending some months in the north of 
China with health much improved, and 
has removed from Ningpo to Hangchow, 
as a provisional measure, but as a step 
towards the occupying of this large city 
permanently as a mission station if 
practicable. The Rev. R. H. Nassau, 
M. D., and his wife were at Corisoo on a 
visit from Benita, in connection with tlie 
annual meeting of the mission. Their 
journey in an open boat was attended 
with a good deal of exposure and some 
danger. The loss of valuable property 
at one of the native towns, where the 
boat had to put in under stress of 
weather, and other reasons of a general 
nature, have led Mr. Nassau to feel 
strongly the need of some of our Gov- 
ernment vessels being again sent to the 
African coast It is indeed a matter of 
surprise that the interest* of our country- 
men, commercial and general, as well aa 
missionary, are left without naval pro- 
tection on that coast 


CHURCH. — ^The Rev. N. A. McDonald 
gives an account of the baptism of another 
Siamese convert, and mentioB» other 


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things of encouraging interest. The Rev. 
F. J. C. Schneider reports the baptism of 
two more converts at Rio de Janeiro, on 
the 23d of December, one of them formerly 
" a fanatical Romanist," as he described 
himself: The Rev. A. L. Blackford 
mentions the admission of five new con- 
^ verts to the Church at Sao Paulo on the 
23d of September. The Rev. W. A. P. 
Martin, D.D., refers to a remarkable degree 
of religious interest among the Chinese 
on the borders of Shantung. The English 
Methodist missionaries of Tien Tsin had 
baptized forty -five professed converts, as 
the first fruits of this movement. 


Lodiana Mission have recommended this 
place to be occupied as a missionary 
station, under the charge of the Rev. G. 
D. Maitra, a native minister. Particu- 
lars of this measure will be given here- 
after; it is one of much interest. 

Cbeek Mission.— The letters of the 
brethren continue to possess a hopeful 
degree of interest. Mr. Ramsay finds 
an open door for preaching, and Mr. 
^ Robertson speaks earnestly of the desire 
and need of education. The Creek Coun- 
cil had voted funds for the repair of the 
Tallahassee school building. The Creeks 
are greatly in need of the Scriptures and 
other books in their own language. A 
second edition of the Creek Primer, re- 
vised by Mr. Robertson since his return 
to Tallahassee, is now in press ; it con- 
tains a number of lessons in Bible truth. 
With this encouragement, however, there 
are also difiiculties in the way, which we 
trust will be overcome. 

A Call fob Mobb Missionaeibs from 
India has been widely printed in the 
newspapers, and this subject is referred 
to in several of the letters acknowledged 
above. The places of Messrs. Forman 
and Thackwell should be supplied. The 
want of health in sbme cases, and the 
advancing years of some of the mission- 
aries, preclude their rendering full service. 
The work itself, moreover, is great and 
growiag. Prayer should be offered to 
the Lord of the harvest, that he would 
•end labourers into the harvest 

Traming of a Siamese for the Min- 

Report to the Presbytery of Siam. 

We have read this report with deep 
interest. It relates to a matter of the 
greatest moment, the training of native 
ministers of the gospel It sets the 
Presbytery before us in its proper work, 
directing and supervising. It shows us 
the pains-taking, unintermitted efforts 
of the missionary in this service— not 
for a large class of students, but for one_ 
poor native brother in Christ. It gives 
us a pleasing idea of the spirit and pro- 
gress of this Siamese candidate for the 
ministry. It shows us, also, the impor- 
tance of following some well devised plan 
or system, in the training of a native 
minister. All this will not be in vain. 
Neither will the perusal of this little 
paper be in vain, if it lead our readers 
to offer prayer for Nai Klai, and other 
native brethren, who are preparing to be 
ministers of the gospel among their own 

This report was approved by the Pres- 
bytery and ordered to be recorded in its 
Minutes. By dirpction of Presbytery, 
we have been furnished with a copy, 
which here finds an appropriate place, in 
the columns of the Becord, 

Nai Klai has been engaged, under 
my direction, during the past year, prin- 
cipally in the study of the Scriptures, 
with occasional excursions for distribu- 
ting books and teaching. In the studj 
of the Scriptures, we commenced this 
year with the Epistle to the Romans, 
and finished Galatians, Ephesians, Phil- 
lipians, and Colossians. My object was 
to have him study them caremlly and 
critically, as far as could be done in the 
vernacular, noticing the particular ob- 
ject of the Apostle in writing; the ar- 
§uments usea ; the exhortations given ; 
^e doctrines drawn from each, with a 
careful explanation of all terms and 
historical allusions. This was a pleasant 
and delightful exercise, although at- 
tended with some difficulty, and one in 
which he engaged with great interest. 

In the historical part, he has studied 
the first part of the Acts of the Apostles, 
carefully tracing the histor}r of the 
Christian Church in its transition state, 
as established first amongst the devout 
Jews: then as embracing the Jewish 

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ooDverts from heathenism, and finally, 
as receiviDff converts directly from the 
gentile world. He has, also, carefallY 
rod a small tract or synopsis of Chnrch 
History, coming down to the time of the 
Reformation, which has recently been pre- 
paredandprintedin the Siamese language. 
In book distribution, Ac, he has gen- 
erally accompanied one or both of us in 
oar tours and excursions for preaching, 
and as circumstances favoured, or an op- 
portunity o^ered, he would speak a 
word for Christ In this way ne was 
learning by experience at well as ex- 
ample how to preach the gospel. Some- 
times a hint m private would correct 
any fault, or a word of encouragement 
would serve to strengthen and encour- 
age him in the work. He was also fre- 
quently required to write an exposition 
of some text or passage of Scripture, or 
an exhortation on the subject of religion, 
suitable for a congreffation. These I 
always read, and offered any suggestions 
I thought would be profitable m refer- 
ence to them. His improvement, I 
think, has been very encouraging. 

Girls' Boardini; School at Shanglud. 

A short but good EeporL 

The Rev. J. M. W. Famfaam sends 

OS the following report of the girls' 

boarding school at Shanghai, China, for 

the year ending September 30th, 1866. 

The twelve girls with which we com- 
menced the year are all still with us, 
and in the good providence of Ood have 
allenjoved excellent health. Near the 
dose of the year eight new pupils were 
taken on tnaJ, of whom five were re- 
tained, making the present number at 
the close of the year seventeen. Their 
studies and work are much as heretofore 
reported, except that more time has 
been given this year to learning useful 
labours than before. They have been 
very attentive to duty and won the 
respect of their teachers. There has 
been considerable seriousness among the 
larger pupils throughout the year. The 
good attention to the preaching, and all 
the religious exercises, has been auite 
gratifying. One of the pupils has oeen 
rwcived into the church, two more are 
about to be baptized, and others are 
professing faith in Christ. 

The one received into the chnrch has 
been for several years under religious 
isatmction; she is upwards of twenty 
years of age, and possesses more than 
ordinary abilities. Her mind is well 
■tored with Scripture truths and she 
*'"^^ well qualified to render useful 

assistance in a field where such labourers 
are much needed. 

How many such girls there are who 
ought to be sought out and Qualified to 
take part in the great worx awaiting 
women in this land of darkness! If 
we only had the means we might taks 
many whom we now have to reject 

BoYiew of a Toar*s Work at Chefoo, 

The Rev. H. Corbett writes as follows, 
under date at Chefoo, of October 25th, 

During th^ year we were permitted 
to welcome Miss Downing as a member 
of the Chofoo Station, as well as to our 
family. In this our prayers were an- 
swered, and we hope that she will be 
blessed of God in winning many souls 
for Christ. The first of December, 1865, 
we removed to the house formerly occu* 
pied by Dr. McCartee, at Chefoa - 

After much difficulty, succeeded iii 
getting a place on the main street to 

E reach ana distribute books. There has 
een daily preaching there since, except 
when absent itinerating. Many, from 
almost every part of the province, have 
heard more or less of the gospel. Many 
books have been circulated from this place. 

A Ovwrch Organized. 

In January, a church was organized 
at Chefoo, consisting of six members, 
two of whom were baptized the same 
daj. Since then three have been re- 
ceived by baptism, and five on certifi- 
cate from tne, church at Tungchow. 
Consequently the church now numbers 
fourteen members. An elder and deacon 
have recently been chosen and ordained. 
It has been necessary to exercise dis- 
cipline in a few cases. We hope that 
Ood will bring them to see their con- 
dition, and make them his true children. 
The conduct of most of the members 
has been satisfactory. Some of them 
give unmistakable evidences of growth 
m grace, and manifest an earnest desire 
that Christ's kingdom may be extended. 

There have been two services held on 
the Sabbath in our sitting-room, and 
praver-meeting on Wednesdav evening 
without interruption, when t was at 
home. For more than six months the 
attendance on the Sabbath has not been 
less than thirty and often more than 
sixty. A number of both men and 
women who were not connected with 
us in any way have attended many suc- 
I ceisive Sabbaths. 

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Last spring I made an itinerating 
trip of nearly two months, with Mr. 
Mateer and three native preachers. 
Travelled over land nearly seven hun- 
dred miles; sold 1,083,606 p^es of 
books and tracts, for which we received 
aboHt $170. 

I wrote an account of the trip at 
the time, so I need not repeat it. 
Recently I taade a trip with two col- 
porteurs, across the promontory, spend- 
ing nearly two weeks; visited two 
walled cities where I had not been 
before, and many inter venmg towns and 
villages. Was generally kindly treated. 
Found a few who not only appeared 
willing but manifested an interest in 
hearing the truth. Have spent a num- 
ber of days in preaching in the villages 
within a distance of eignt or ten mues 
firom Chefoo. Two men have been em- 
ployed as colporteurs since Jun^e. They 
have labourea faithfully as their journals 
and other evidence testify. Two or 
three men have come to me apparently 
anxious about their souls, wno first 
heard the gospel from them. There 
have been in addition to the above 
statement 1,358,049 pages of Bibles, 
tracts, and other books sold and dis- 
tributed. Much more could have been ac- 
complished in this way if we had the books. 

Mr. Wong, the native assistant, and 
recently elected eldar, has been of in- 
valuable service in preaching. He 
preaches from three to Tour hours daily 
m the chapel on the street. He loves 
the work and prays much for the con- 
version of souls. 


The boys' school has succeeded much 
beyond our expectation; all the boys 
have made progress in their studies. 
Several of the boys are very bright; 
they have learned much of the gospd 
truth. One boy aged fourteen years, 
of good mind and character, has applied 
for baptism. By giving the boys their 
dinners I have secured papers from 
their fathers or guardians, binding them 
to me for a term of years, consequently 
the school is on much surer footing than 
day-schools usually are. Mrs. Corbett 
spends a portion of each day in instruct- 
ing the boys. They have become much 
attached to her. Mrs. Corbett has been 
enabled to visit frequently at their 
homes, thus having a good opportunity 
of telling their fiamilies as well as their 
neighbours, who always gather to see 
her, of Christ. There have been ten 
additional applications for baptism, but 
none of them, as we thought, were ready 

to be received into the church. W© 
have hope that some of them will yet 
be broucht into the kingdom. We have 
attained a good and comfortable dwell* 
ing house, and are now having buildings 
erected for a girls' boarding scnool. 

Happy in hard work — What is most 

The year has been one of hard work. 
As a general thing we were blessed with 
good health ana were happy in our 
work. We have cause for sorrow and 
humiliation that some even of the little 
flock seem to have lost their first love, 
and are still following Christ, if at all, 
afiar off. 

On the other hand, there is cause for 
gratitude that (Jod has not left us with- 
out some token of his presence. We 
have strong faith that the blessings al- 
ready received are but the drops before 
the coming shower. We need the out- 
pouring of the Holy Spirit more than 
all else; for this we aaily pray, but 
either fit>m want of faith, love, zeal 
and earnestness, or' all combined, the 
windows of heaven seem still to be 
closed. Very truly. 

Mission Tours from Bawal Findi 

Rawal Pindi is the furthest station 
northwestward, in the Punjab, in India, 
at present occupied by the Board. The 
missionaries there are the Rev. J. H. Mor- 
rison, D.D., andhis daughter, Miss Morri- 
son, and the Rev. J. H. Orbison and his 
wife. They are assisted by a candidate 
for the ministry, who is sJso the chief 
teacher, by three other teachers, two 
catechists, two Scripture readers, and 
two colporteurs, — all natives of India. 
Under the care of the missionaries there 
is a church of eighteen communicants, 
and five schools, one for girls and the 
others for boys, embracing four hundred 
and twenty -two scholars, of whom sixty 
are girls. As to the duties of the mis- 
sionaries, "according to arrangement, 
Dr. Morrison has continued tb itinerate 
in the cold weather, and labour at Mur- 
ree, in the Hills, in the hot season, and 
Mr. Orbison has remained in charge of 
the station, native preachers, schools, 
&o., as heretofore." We take these no- 
tices from the report of the station for 
the year ending September 30th, 1866, 

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written by Mr. Orfneon. Omitting the 
accoant of various other matters, we 
insert the part of this paper which 
relates to missionftry tours from this 

An effort has been made to itinerate 
as much as possible during the year. 

1. After returning from the Annual 
Meeting, Dr. Morrison commenced a 
tour through the districts of Rawal 
Pindi, Jhelum, Thahpur, Jhang and 
Gogaiva, which lasted three months. 
He was accompanied all the way by one 
native catechist and a colporteur, and 
part of the way by two colporteurs. 
Some part of this country had never 
been visited by a missionary, still the 
people bad some knowledge of the 
Chnstian books and religion from what 
they had heard at melas and other 
pla^, and from their neighbours who 
nad heard the Breaching of missionaries, 
and received oooks to carry to their 
homes. Part of the country was the 
same that he visited last year, and it 
seemed that while some of the people 
appeared pleased with the books they 
received, the eflfect upon others had been 
to excite greater opposition. This, how- 
ever, was probably more the case with 
those who had not read them, but whose 
envy had been stirred up more by seeing 

*them favourably receive by their neigh- 
boars than by actually reading them. 
Nothing of special interest or encour- 
icement was brought to view during 
tms tour, and the incidents of the jour- 
ney were orily of the ordinary kind that 
occur generally on every miasioBary itin- 

2. In February and March Mr. Orbi- 
Bon spent several weeks visiting the 
country southeast of Rawal Pindi, 
in the districts of the Rawal Pindi and 
Jhelum. One catechist and a Scripture 
reader accompanied him, and thus to- 
gether thev were able to visit a good 
inmber of villages and accomplisn a 
good amount of work. Mrs. Orbison 
also had 'some opportunities for conver- 

. sing with the women. The most inter- 
esting part of the time w^ spent in the 
<!ity m Jhelum and visiting the villages 
lying alone the River Jhelum for some 
oistaiice above and below the city. An 
interesting and'intelljgent younc native, 
i»ho had received an English eaucation, 
•nd had considerable knowledge of the 
Bible, was met with and urged to attend 
to his salvation, and give hmiself to the 
lervice of God. He listened With great 
ittention and interest and said that in 
ins hmri he believed and would like to 

become a Christian, and promised to give 
earnest heed to the subject Many per- 
sons were met with who seemed to feel 
that they had been misled and deceived 
by their Maul wis and Gurus and Pan- 
dits,* and a desire for something better 
was often expressed. 

3. A tour through the mountains and 
valleys of Poonch and Cashmere in May 
and June made by Mr. Orbison and a 
catechist, may also .be mentioned in this 
connection. ' Although the trip was 
chiefly for the benefit of health, yet the 
g^eat object of preaching and distribu- 
ting the word of life was also kept in 
view. Some books and tracts were sold 
and some given away ; many peraons 
A^ishing to obtain them merely lor the 
purpose of learning Hindustani, the 
Knowledge and use of which is fast 
spreading. Whenever there was an op- 
portunity the gosnel was preached, even 
in the village or Cashmere where the 
Hindustani and Punjabi languages were 
not known, as the catechist was a native 
of that country, and well acquainted 
with the language and notions of the 
people. In tne chief city an old man 
witn his daughter and son-in-law came 
saying they believed in Christ, and en- 
treated to oe taken together with some 
other members of their family to the 
Punjab, that they might all become 
Christians. Perhaps the prime motive 
was to escape from an oppressive gov- 

Mainland Work of the Corisoo 

Benita, Meduma, Hanje, dtc. 
The Rev. R. H. Nassau, M. D., and 
his wife removed from Corisco to Beni- 
ta, on the 11th of October, 1865, to 
carry forward the work commenced by 
the late and lamented Rev. G. Paull. 
attention was at once given to complet- 
ing the house erected by • Mr. Paull, a 
part of which is used as a chapel, and 
another building has been finished as a 
dwelling house. Regular religious ser- 
vices have been steadily maintained, at- 
tended by from fifty to one hundred 
hearers, a Sabbath-school of from fifteen 
to fifty scholars, a day-school "which 
has been largely but most irregularly 
attended," and a nnall boarding-school 
of five girls and two boys to be received on 
scholarships ; beddes visits made to out- 

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Btations, instruction of native helpers, 
Ac, so that the missionary and his wife 
have had their hands full of work. Nor 
were these labours in vain; "eleven 
adults, four of them women, have been 
baptized." Thirteen persons were still 
in a catechumen class receiving instruc- 
tion, on the Ist of October last On the 
other hand, some of the church members 
had £EiUen under censure, and two of 
them had been excommunicated. The 
missionary mourns over these things, 
and he will have the sympathy of the 
people of God in his difficult work. 
After thus describing the state of things 
at Benita, he proceeds to give notices of 
the other out-stations on the mainland, 
which were under his supervision. At 
these he was aided by one licentiate 
preacher, Ibia, and four native helpers. 

Meduma was reoccupied in November 
by transferring Fibata thither from this 

glace. In June he was married by 
hristian ceremony to Kove, a former 
school girl. We hoped well for him ; at 
first he had seemed faithful and his work 
to be fruitful ; one of the catechumens 
who was baptized in July coming from 
his instructions at Meduma. But many 
evil reports have been brought against 
him, wnich laid him under church cen- 
sure, and he is, just as we close the year, 
dismissed for neglect of duty and lose of 
Christian character. 

Hanje. There has been a very un- 
settled state among the people. Nj umba 
fled in Mav from the wrath of a poly- 
gamist, who despoiled his goods and 
Sireatened his person for an act of gross 
sin, which Njumba asserts was one he 
had confessed to the mission, but which 
was unknown to the person most of- 
fended. The place has not since then 
been occupied, and Njumba's conduct, 
in certain native customs, having pre- 
vented the return of confidence among 
the people of this region, he is suspended 

Senje. An out-station was establish- 
ed in April at Senje, twenty miles up 
the Benita River, with two youne men, 
' Upulako and Bodipa, just from Alongo 
Scnool. The attendance of the people 
to religious things has not been what was 
hoped, they having utterly misunder- 
stood our object in the mission of the 
oung men. Repeated explanations 
lave scarcely vet prevented the people 
from looking for a trade fiactory in our 
bands. But we are not disheartened at 


this error; the mere faxit of a location 
there is favourable, it being the first 
foothold of an advance inland. 

Ate. At Aye the people still n^lect 
the religious services, out the surround- 
ing country is open to. the visits of the 
young men. The Balengi, back of the^ 
coast, have received kindly the visits 
made both by them and by the white 

Mbanqwi near Hondo Point. Licen- 
tiate Ibiya reports the number of per- 
sons living there as thirty -five. All 
these with the exception of four or five 
attend preaching regularly. Other peo- 
ple, workmen, not regular residents, also 
attend preaching. A native elder living 
with Ibiya goes occasionally to Haigina 
and Hondo a few miles distant " to talk 
to the people, but the attendance is a 
very poor one." Ibiya has made tripe 
to Elobi and the Balengi to preach ; the 
attp'*danc€^ of the latter "is good, as is 
thv t;ase in all' new places.^ Of the 
Mbangwi Industrial School, he says: 
"ilt can be maintained as long as it shall 
please God. The most difficult part was 
the beginning, and this has been mada" 
There are " tnirteen learners, consisting 
of ten boys, two men, and one girL 
Five of the boys live with their own 
parents. One of the learners is an 
Ugando man and designs to live here. 
He thinks he is a Christian, and desires 
to be baptized." As he has been " here 
only four months, I have not encour- 
aged him to come before the session. He 
had heard something of the gospel be- 
fore comine here." 

As product of the industry of the 
Mbangwi people, he reports : " They cut 
about 2,000 pieces of red-wood and made 
some oars and paddles this year. This 
is little, but it is better than nothing, 
and is 1,300 more than last year. One 
mat) has made a little garden of ground- 
nuts and com this season ; and another 
worked together with his vrife in making 
one ! In the open street he carried cas- 
sada stick for planting 1 This is reason 
triumphing over priae. He has one 
wife and a little betrothed girl, but he is 
getting back what he paid for the girl, 
intending to have but one wife." Two 
Christian men of this place " have dis- 
missed the notion of living by 'trust,' 
and going after vessels without anything 
to sell." One of them " has taken trusi 
twice since our coming here, and is over 
twenty dollars in debt, — ^the fate of sJl 
who take trust now." 

Elobi has been abandoned as a sepa- 
rate location, and it is in the bounds of 
Ibiya's duties. He says, " The peoplo 
of Elobi aro like all who have had Um 

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„^ J among them. They seem to care 
at little for the gospel. I believe rum 
has much to do with this state of 
things, for I always find many of them 

^ On the jouroeys of the Committee, 
and during the visits of the young men 
to Benita Station, their education has, 
as &r as practicable, been continued. 

It is distressing to report derelictions 
of the young men, and apparent failure 
of their work more frequently than in 
former years. The more so because this 
is the first year that the superintendent 
has lived on the main land and in close 
observation of the work. But we are 
Bot depressed ; if closer observation re- 
veals defects, that very fact shows the 
necessity for such close inspection as can 
be given only by one living on the maift 
land, as at Benita, in comparatively easy 
aooess to the out-stations. 

KespectfuUy, K. H. Nassau. 



Ih Jahuabt, 1867. 

BrvM Of AuAiTTo— Pby of handfifnAmr^—lMtk- 
dondeiry ch^: lat ch, Newburyport 290 60. 
Pbjv oi TVos/— Malta ch 21, 8ab-Hch 26 for 
child at Shnr.ffhai. /% of iltoanv— Charlton 
ch U; Princotown ch i8 SO; Carlisle ch 14; 
Loieme ch 8; Mariaville ch 16 64, tiab-och 
4 as. P6y (mT JfoAauOs— Park Central oh, Syra- 
case 120 644 10 

Stvod 01 BuFTALOo— Pby <{f (>0d«n«6iir0— Ham- 
mond ch 73 66, of which So to con Wm Rod- 
^rsand Jas Rod};crs lAf^ Memben; RoM*i6 
oh 10: 2d Oswec*»tchie ch aO, 8ab-9ch 80. 
/%y (tf Oenasee ^trer— Second ch, Sparta 10. 
Pty of Buffalo CVy— CftlTRry oh, BuffHlo 
115 21. Pby uf Rochetter City^Firui ch, Ro- 
chester 194 13; 8d oh, Rocbenter 266 11; 
8«noca ch 42 93 761 7S 

Sfw» OP Ntw Toax.— /^ <3f J7iicIm>»»— Wash- 
ioctonTille oh 20; Hamptonburg ch 101 07, 
BtWh 8. Campbell Hail Sab-nch 8; White 
Lake ch 10, of which 2 641 Hfird Bettl't and 
RBrown*8 Sab^ch 1 38; Istch. Mt Hope 78. 
P^ of Horth i24P«r— Bethlehem ch 36 88; 
HaghKmfillech?; Rondoat ch 290,8ab-iich 
»: Ist ch, Kingston 48 26. Pty of Oonneeti- 
(«^ Rye ch mo con 27 18. Ptry of Long Idand 
-Eaist Hampton ch 143; Fresh Pond ch 30. 
Pby ofKew Forib—Fifth aY at>d Nineteenth at 
S,144 U ; 1st ch, N Y roo con 246 26, Earnest 
Workers, for China 1,ooO; Brick eh mo con 
47; YorkTille ch 27 40; Alexander ch 10; 
Forty-eecond street ch 101 96; Rutgers 
eh ^&0; Find ch, Jerrey City, annual coll 
eS7 2^ mo con 42 73, Sab-sch for Brasil SO; 
£iRfaty-fourth st ch mo con 20; German oh, 
K Y 10. Pby 0/ New York 2cl— Scotch ch Sab- 
KhM; Mt Washington ch 100; Washington 
Heights eh mo con 35 22; Ist ch, Peekskill 
no eon 29 97; Westminpter ch, Yonkers mo 
eon 60. fby of J^ocsaii— First ch, Brooklyn 
mo eon 67 07; Astoria ch mo con 26; 8ab«ch 
>S; 8 Third st ch, Williamsburg mo con 
S4 13: Freeport ch 13 00; Ainslie steh, Wil- 
liftmsburg 2u 60; Oermaa eh, WiUiamsbiuiA 

Stvod op Niw JntSR^— Fby of SHaabdhtow^^ 
1st ch, Elisabeth 686 26; Liberty Comer ch 60; 
Pluckamin oh 26. Pbyof Pavtaie—9d ch, New- 
ark 1,327 06, mo con 39 04; Wickliffb ch mo 
con 9 63, a member 200; 1st ch. Morristown 
682 86: Chester Sab^oh 10; 2d ch, Elizabeth 
216; Weetminster ch, Elisabeth 484 41; 1st 
eh, Pfeterson 162. Pb^ of Note Brunstoiek^ 
First ch, New Brunswick 103 43, mo con.46 
for Rio chapel; 2d oh, New Brunswick 48 43; 
Lawrenoeviile oh roo con 42 66: Central Sab- 
sch to ed child at Corisco 60; Bound Brook 
ch 20; South Amboy ch 26; Ist ch. Heights- *\ 
town 14 94; 2d ch, Princeton 217; Ewing ch 
la Ptf of Wui J«r«<y— 8 wed8boro ch 6; 
Blackwoodtownch26 18. P5yo/iYewton— First 
Mansfield ch 100; 1st oh. Belvidere Sab-sch a j; 
Stroudsburg ch 18; Yellow Frame oh 19 39; 
Markaboro* ch 31 91; Washington Sab^ch 

4 16. Pby of Airmail— AmweU United Ist 
oh 20 68; Flemington oh 143 14. i% of Su3- 
quthanna^¥\TBt on, Towanda 60; W^'alubing 
ch 10; Herrick ch 2 60. Pbu qf Luum^-^ 
Wyoming Sab-sch to con Jas P Atherton lAf^ 
Member^; Mahanoy City ch 44 17, Sab-fwh 

5 83. Pby of Burling ton— Second ch, Camden 
82 76; Mt Holly ch 86 70, Sabnich 26 66: lafe 
ch, Bordentown 6 38: Columbun ch 11 00: 
Prondence ch 4 02. Pby of Monmouth— Firm 
ch. Red Bank 21 43 ; Matawan ch 29 22; Manal- 
apan Sab-sch 13 30 6,060 II 

8TK0D OP "PEXLUtMLTBULi—Ffty of PhUoddphio^ 
Serenth ch, PhiU Wm R A 60 ; a Lady to ed two 
cliildrenatCurisco 76; W Spruce stch 173 01; 
Joe Patterson, Esq, 100; 10th oh, Phila three 
mo coll 149: Rev J H Jones, D.D., 60. Pby 
of Philadelphia C^traf— Second ch, Phila. hlf 
mo coll 16 41, a Member luu : E C B 6; West 
Arch st ch 44 80; Alexander ch 40; Me- 
morial ch Sab-sch 6: Spring Garden ch 119, 
G 60, G C 60, J C 26, J W, jr, 26, G K A 26, J H 
10,JR6,AR6, EZKl, Cash 10, a Member 
20, X 20. « 866. Pby of Philadelphia 2(i~ 
Slaiington oh 26; 1st ch, Norristown Sab-sch 
86 28;Bri8tolchl6;ProTidenceoh,aLady 2 60. 
Pby qf New OietU-Oxford oh 120 16; New 
Castle oh 66, Sab-sch 27; Sab«ch In country, 
by Miss Gemmel 2, Mrs Dr Couper 26, Mra 
Julia J Hammond 10, Mrs H Couper 6 60; 
Mrs Smith 6, Mrs Cannon 1. Mrs Black 1, 
Mrs Kincaid 1, Miss Booth 6, Mm A Janvier 
1, Mrs Hpruance 8, W Couper 30, Mrs Dr 
Lesley 6, Mrs Spotswood la . 189 60; tJpper 
Octorara ch 67. Pby of Z>one^o(— Wngiit»- 
TiDe Sab-Bch 20. Pby of ITun/tnf^don— Bir- 
mingham ch 818 40, of whioh Happer Mis'j 
Socy 100; Tyrone ch 14 60; Hoflidayiiburg 
ch 126, Infant-sch 18; Beulah ch 7 IM; Belle- 
fonte ch 90 26: Pine Grove ch 40; Spruce 
Creek ch 444; Uppt«r Tusoarora ch 21. Pby 
of iVor<AM»i6rr/nnd— Mahoning ch 164 04, Sab* 
sch 36; Gruve eh .S2 21, Sab-sch 26; Miftlin- 
burg ch 14 40; McEwensville ch 7, 8ab-;ich 
1 10: Sunbury oh 30, Sab-sch, for Rio 30; 
Washington ch 32 80 3,137 28 

Strod of Baltucori.— /%y of BoZtimors— Brood- 
way Sab-!»ch, Baltimore 18 85; South ch, Bal- 
timore Infanl-sch 20; Annapolis ch Youths' 
Miss'y Socy 34 26. Pby qf Oar/w/s— Second 
ch, Carlisle 207 42; Shippensburg ch 06; 
Schellsburg ch 13 60, Sab-sch 2 40; Mechan- 
ioburg 8uo-sch, for Tungchow sch 28 74. 
Pby qf Pot-mac-Qeyenih st ch, Washington 
8; 1st ch, Alexandria 12 71 411 47 

SnioD op PiTTSBuaaBwPbv of Bedstone— hong 
Run ch 25 26; li«t ch, McKeesport36 : George*! 
Creek ch 10; A Fleming and J Sutter's ;foh 
1 25. Pby of OAfo— Central ch, Pittsburgh 
131 41; Lawrenoeviile ch 80 68; Ladies' Mit« 
Soo'y CO, to con Mrs Mary Le«, Mrs Manr 
Campbell, Mrs Myra Johns and Mrs A W 
Dhvis LtfeMemberti 2d ch, Pittt<burgh Infant- 
Sab-sch 12 6<i; Bethany ch, Male Mi8s*y Soo'y 
6. Female MisVy Soo'r 60 cts; Montours ch 
10 10: Miller's Run on 26; Forest Grove ch 
22. Pbyo/B/a^«va{»-Beulahch22 S3; Unity 
ch, Mrs Rev 8 P Kinkead 6; Fairfield ch 
9 04. Pby of Oofion— BrookTille ch 26; Beth- 
mdtk oh, to oon Jaimio Sherrard Ltf^ Membtr 

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30 15; Middle Creek and Oak Grove ch, to 
con Tho8 Gray Life Member 30. Pby of Salta- 
burg—S N 6uO; Parnasaus ch 21 34; Mahon- 
ing ch 15 60 1,088 20 
Ssvoo OF Alleohikt^/^ <jf AUegheiw^BuiiBT 
ch 107 :t4. Sab-8ch 138 eo. Pfcy of Allegheny 
Ctty—^oT\h ch. Allegheny City 161 93; Leet^ 
dale ch 46 47; Sharpsburg ch 31 61; Central 
cb, AIleKheny City 126 87: Manchester ch 
74 63. PUy of Bcavflr— Little Bearer ch 18 46 ; 
Clark 8vi lie ch 26; New Salem ch 28 95. Pfrw 
o/ JSrie— Meadville ch 60; Sturseonyille ch 
H 7j; Neshanic Union Sab-sch 12 60 828 00 
8TH0D OF WireiLnro— Pliy of H'ojiAingrton— First 
ch, Wa««hinjrton mo coll 17 95, bal to con A 
Todd Baird Life Director 28; West Alexander 
Sab-sch 8 30; Lower Baffi&lo ch .i7 75; Pine 
Grove ch 2 38; West Liberty ch 40 40, Sab- 
sch 10 50; Wolf Run ch 3 50; Cross Roadn 
ch 20 46. Phy of 5teii6cnviW«— Second ch, 
Steubeuville Dr and Mrs B JOii; Kidge ch n\ 
Uricksville ch 7; Evans Creek ch 8 40; Lin- 
ton ch 6 60; WellsYille ch Oo. Pby of New 
I»w6o«— Deerfield ch 30. Fby oj St CairemUe 
— Mt Pleasant ch 68 90; Grand view ch lu; 
Brownsville ch 8. Pby qf West Virginia— 
Clarkeburg ch 6 691 is 
Btkod of Omo^Pby of CbUunbus—London Sab- 
8C h 9. Pby of Marion— First ch, Delaware 17, 
\ Sab-sch, lor Tungchow 33; Brown ch 4; 
Iberia ch 17 ; Radnor ch 6. Pby of ZanesviUe 

—Newark Sab-sch iO; Cc" ^ ■ 

iol ch 6 50; Cross Road t 

74; 1st ch, Zanesville 20. 

Frederickstown ch 35 72 

land eh 69 41 ; PerrysrlH 

burg ch 19 36; Chester i 

ftOcts; Savannah Sab-sc! 

Pby of Wooster—ChesUdT i 

ch 10; Holmesville ch 22 

a Little Boy 75 eta z 

8TW0D OF Sanduskt.— P6y of Western Reserve— 

Westminster ch, Cleveland 31. PtyofMaumee 

— Hicksville ch7; West Bethesda ch20; let 

ch, Toledo 47 26 1U6 26 

8r:f0D OF CiMCiirirAH.— /^ of CftOKcoM*— Rocky 

Spriuff ch 6 6J; Blooroington ch 69 75; Eck- 

manville ch 12 60. Pbu of Jtfianw— First ch, 

Springfield 66 32; Ist ch, Dayton Sal>8ch 186. 

Pby of andimatt— Seventh ch, Cincinnati 

IQO con 17 65^ l8t oh. Walnut Hills Sab-sch 

17 59: Cumminsville ch 24 50. Loveland ch 

18 73; Somerset Sab-sch 3. Pby of Sidney— 
Bellefontaine oh 33; Union City oh 12 50; Ist 
oh, Urbana 18 76; Buck Creek ch 46; De 
Graff ch 6 40 477 19 

Stnod of Ihdiaita.— P&v of New Albany— Cory- 
don ch 6 ; Sharon en 3 ; Jackson Co Ger ch 
4. Pby of Kinccnna— Washington Sab-sch 
8 20; Petersburg ch 10; Princeton ch 18; 
Upper Indiana ch 11. Pby of Indianapolis— 
Hopewell ch 32 80; Shiloh ch 4, B F W 1 9T 00 

QricoD of NoRTHniR INDIANA.— P&y of Logantport 
—Indian Creek ch 6 60; Perrysburg ch 3 60. 
PbyofFbrl fFo^e— First ch. Fort Wayne mo 
con 16 78, Sab-sch 137 80; La Grange oh 14; 
Wabash ch 15; New Lancaster ch 3 50. Pby 
qf OrawfordsvUla—Terre Haute ch 20; Beth- 
any ch 20. Pby qf Muneie—Eag^ntown Sab- 
soh 8 60 240 68 

Sr.xoD OF lUAVon^—d^ of Kaskaskia—MoTA ch 

13 75; Rockwood ch 6. Pby of Palestine— 
Grandview ch 7 ; Charleston ch 16. Pby of 
&iw>7a»w>rt— Virginia ch 26 16; 1st ch. Deca- 
tur Sab-sch for child at Coriaco26. P^of 
i'cnT/i— Canton ch 17 60: French Grove ch 
J J. Sab-sch 5; Mansfield ch 19 32, Infant soh 
68 cts: .Sftlem ch 7 50. PLyof BloomingUm— 
Clinton ch 35; Towanda ch 40; Union Grove 
ch JO; Crow Meadow ch 6; Champaign ch 
19; Ist ch. <:hatsworth 6 60; Onarga ch 13 6a 
Pyy of SaUne—iA»\Qix\ ch 15; Odin ch 12 85 

827 76 

8TN0D OF CmcAOO*— P6y (tf Schuyler— ^^TiQifiT 
oh 20; Doddaville ch 8 75, Sab-&ch 6 25: Pitts- 
field ch 11 50, Sab-Moh 2; l.-^t ch, Carthage 

14 30; Perry ch 8; Mt Sterlmg ch 7; Camp 

Creek oh 81. /%jr of Boek fiwer— Galena 
South ch 33 75; Middle Creek ch 22 60. ny 
of Chicago— VoTih ch Sab-sch, Chicago 75; 
Fullerton Av ch. Chicago GO; Manteno ch 25; 
MendoU ch 38 66, Sab-sch 1 60; Marengo ch 
25; Willow Creek ch 42. P^o/ J^r<wa— Ando- 
VCF ch 6; Woodhull ch 7;'Benlah Sab-sch 5; 
Camdeo Mills Sal>sch So 05. Pby of War-- 
rcw— Prairie Citv ch 7; John Knox ch 18 50; 
Onedia ch 18 50. 522 26 

Stnod OF Wisconsin.— Pfry of Z>07ie— Madison ch 
21 83; Fancv Creek ch 6; Richland CViitre ch 
3; Richland City oh 5; Rockville Ger ch H»; 
Harcon Corners Ger ch 4 50. Pby of Mit^ 
uwuAi*— North ch, Milwaukie 123; Port Wash- 
ington ch 25, Sab-sch 27. Pby of Winnebago 
— Weyauwega ch 2 60; Cambria ch 10 ia? 88 

Synod of St. FwL^Pby of St Paii7— Second ch. 
Stillwater 14, Sab-sch 1 50; St Cloud ch 3 05. 
Pby of Chippewa— Sheldon ch 6 ; Caledonia 
ch 6, Sab-sch 4 33 55 

Stnod of Iowa— Pby of Cfedar— Cedar Rabids ch 
19, Sab-sch 6 06; Cedar Vallev ch 4; Fairview 
ch 9 84; Marion ch, to con Wm Vaughn, sr, 
Life member 30; Fulton ch 3 20; Prmceton 
Sab-sch 6; Walcott ch 6. Pby of Vinton— 
First ch, Vinton 10 80; Big Grove ch 4 20; 
Toledo ch 12; Newton ch sf. Pbu of Du*xtque 
—First ch, Dubuque Sab-sch 10; 'Epworth ch 
8 60; Peosta ch 5; Bellevuech 8 6i» 173 09 

Stnod of Southwin Iowa— Pby of /010a— West 
Point ch 10; Unity ch 22 86; Evang*! St 
Peter's ch 20. Pby of Dee Moines— First ch. 
Oskaloosa 11; Albia ch 8. Pby of Missouri 
Jiiver— First ch, Nebraska City 16 90; Clai^ 
inda ch 10; Plattsmouth oh 47 80. Pby of 
Fuirjield—Lxbertyyille oh 4 150 05 

Synod of KANSAS^Pby of JJi^Wowd— Highland 
ch 18 24; Salem ch 1 26; Atchison ch 16 35 40 

Synod of Missodm.- P6y of Upper Missouri— 
Savannah ch 37 25; Sixth st ch, St Joseph 50. 
Pby of St Louis— Second ch and Sab-sch, St 
Louis, for Ningpo 300 387 26 

Synod of KiKtucKY^Pfty of LouievHU-New 
Castle ch 26, Sab-sch 16 40 00 

Synod of Nashviua— i^ qf NashviUeSecond 
ch, Nashville 132 90 

Synod of Pacific— Pftw of Gi«forni<»— First oh, 
San Francisco 89. Pby qf Benieia—Firat ch. 
Napa City 20 59 00 

Total received flrom churches, $28,276 67 
Lkoacus.- Lefl»cv of Margaret Hawkins, deo'd. 

Orange Co, N Y, 48 00 

MiaoiLLANious.— L P Stone, N J, 200; Friends, 
for Papal Europe 1,960; Col G Loomis 6; 
Willie, Lizxie, and Leila Butler, savings 2 28; 
Rev Jas Dubtmr, for China, 6; Andrew Blair, 
to con Mrs Susan Stewart Life Member, m; 
Eob't Winter,jr, 6; Mrs John Morrison (gold) 
6; Cash 4 50; Rev R McCachren and family 
16; Bellville, Pa, 10; M H, Leavenworth, 6; 
D McL 26; Mrs S T Ream, Oxford. 0, 16; 
Miss Mills 16; Jas Park, to con Afartha A 
Park Life Member, 10; John Pire», for Brazil, 
80; Mrs M J Byera, Somerset. Ky, 6; Mrs 
Anna G Wallace, for the Laos, 2; a Lady, 
Lawrenceville, N J, Thank ofl'ering, 10 ; Rev 
Geo Morris 600; N C Thompson. Kockford, 
ills, 100; Miss Jane Reid 16; Dr A Chapman, 
6; Chapin Miss'y Assoc'n, for child at Shang- 
hai, 15; S B S6; Orange 2«J; Mrs A Cunning- 
ham, Ohio, 10; Widow^s Mite, Bound Brook, . 
N J, 6; Sallie B LyUe, Eakin, Pa, 3 ; Hich sch, 
roo con, Lawrenceville, N J, 24 67; iW, for L. 
India, 6,500; Rev W J McCord. Wassaic, N Y, 
8; Rev J Grier Ralston, LL.D., Norristown, 
Pa, 100; Mrs A W, Newburyport Mass, 25; 
Miss Fannie Thompson, Hagerstown, Md, 
100; Wm Dodds, Low Point, Ills, 10; A Friend, 
W Phila, 26; Union Sab-sch, Allegheny Co, 
Pa,4 82; L D Potter and family, Gleudale, 
0, 7; Mrs M Furmao, Glendale, 0, 1 9,937 17 

Total reoeipts in January, 1867, $38,260 74 


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FuBUBHmo House. 821 Chbstbut Stbbbt, 

Letters reUting to agencies, donations of books 
■Bd tzaots,the appointment of Colportears, manu- 
■criptB and books oflbred for pabUcadon, the edi- 
tenial department of the SabbathSehool Viaiior, 
and the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dreswd to the Rev. William E. SchIxck, D.D-Gor- 
i«BpondJng Secretary and Editor, No. 821 Chest- 
Din iireet 

AH oommanJcations, reports, remittances of 
money, donations, and orders for books, to be 
addressed to Mr. Wikthbop Sabohit, Superintend- 
•ot of Colportage, Business Correspondent, and 

Sobseriptiofna to the Home and Foreign Reoord^ 
and the SabbathSehool Vieitort and paymento for 
lbs same, to be addressed to Mr. Pnn Walub. 

Colporteiin Waited. 

There is a growing demand 
throughout the church for the pub- 
lications of the Board. Pastors of 
ehurches and other intelligent Pres- 
byterians express an increasing 
anxiety to have these books and 
tracts diffused among the people in 
their several vicinities, as one of 
the best means of dissipating igno- 
rance respecting the ddctrines and 
duties of religion, and of counteract- 
ing the various and insidious forms 
of error so industriously circulated. 

The principal means by which 
this desire is to be fulfilled is the 
agency of colporteurs, and for 
these the Board is continually on 
the search. Grood men, well-quali- 
fied and well-recommended for the 
colportage work, are now wanted in 
every part of the Church. Will 
not pastors and Presbyteries do 
what they can to aid the Board by 
findmg out and recommending such 

Yet while presenting this request 
»e must b^ our brethren not to 

send us applicants who are not 
thoroughly qtudified for the work. 
Persons who are infirm or very aged 
often apply for commissions, evi- 
dently not apprehending the fact 
that a colporteur ought to be strong 
and able-bodied, able to brave heat 
and cold, rain and snow, muddy 
roads and all other soii^ces of 
physical discomfort. Then he should 
have a gift and tact for talking to 
people and interesting them by his 
talk about the books and tracts he 
carries, and in the great concerns 
of the soul, at the welfare of which 
he ought to be ever aiming. He 
ought also to have a good measure 
of religious zeal, such as will lead 
him at all times to pray and labour 
earnestly, not for any subordinate 
end, but for the glory of God, for 
the salvation of souls, and for the 
up-building of the walls of Zion. ^ 
And with these more important 
qualifications he should also have 
some knowlMge of business, and be 
able to keep his accounts carefully, 
and make out his quarterly reports 
to the superintendent of colportage 
in a clear and orderly manner. 
Great trouble and loss of time is 
9ften caused at the ofllce by the 
confused, irregular, and ignorant 
way in which well-meaning and 
zealous colporteurs sometimes ren- 
der their accounts. 

The printed circular sent to ap- 
plicants for a colporteur's commis- 
sion, or to those making inquiry 
about the matter, presents very 
properly the following leading sug- 
gestions in regard thereto. 

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I. The great motive for engaging 
in this service ought to be, to glorify 
God, by diffusing his truth, and 
■ saving souls. The prindpcU motive 
of a colporteur should never be, to 
inake money, either for himself or 
for the Board. The Board desires 
to commission no v one as a col- 
porteur who is willing to regard 
himself, or allow others to regard 
him, as a mere vender or peddler 
of books. Nevertheless, the great 
work of the colporteur is to do good 
by the circulation of printed truth, 
accompanying the pages sold and 
given away, so far as practicable, vM 
personal religious conversation and 
prayer. He is expected to do this 
in the constant hope and desire 
that, above all, God will bless it to 
the conversion, edification, and sal- 
vation of immoral souls. 

IL Testimonials. — Satisfactory 
testimonials will, in every instance, 
be required, before any applicant 
can be commissioned. These testi- 
monials must be furnished by a 
Presbytery; a Colportage Oom- 
mittee of a Presbytery ; the Session 
of a Church ; or, by at least two 
ministers of good standing in our own 
or some other Evangelical Church. 
^ They must bear testimony to the 
piety f prudence, industry, and busi- 
ness qiialifications of the applicant. 

Men who can bring testimonials 
of this kind, the Board will be glad 
to hear from. 

An Acknowledgment 
The Board of Publication re- 
cently sent a donation of Sabbath- 
school books and religious tracts 
to a missionary pastor in the far 
Northwest The following is part 
of the acknowledgment received 
from him. Will not our readers 
help us to carry forward this good 

" It is with feelings of unfeigned 
gratitude and pleasure, that f ac- 
knowledge the safe arrival of the 
package of tracts, catechisms, &c., 

you sent us. It is very thankfully 
received, and I trust, by the bless- 
ing of God, it will be a means 
of doing great good. The people 
are starving for religious reading, 
and especially for Presbyterian lit- 

. "I am very much rejoiced by 
the receipt of the catechisms ; the 
children are all very anxious to 
learn them. The tracts, too, are 
very acceptable, for they will be 
very valuable in assisting me to re- 
fute the slanderous errors that are 
heaped upon us in regard to fatal- 
ism and infant damnation. The 
fjlain truth is, we must scatter our 
iterature among the people more 
than we do. There are many here 
that have a horror of what they 
term ' Old Presbjrterianiam.' Why, 
there was a very estimable lady 
joined our church last Sabbath, 
who told me that when she came 
here some two years since, she was 
as much afraid of an ' Old Presby- 
terian' as of a Roman Catholic. 
But still she ventured to attend our 
church, and was so much pleased 
that she wanted to join it She had 
been told, however, by a minister 
of another denomination, that we 
did not believe what we preached, 
and on appealing to me, if I really 
did preach Presbyterian ism, I lent 
her my ' Confession of Faith.' She 
read it and was perfectly satisfied. 
"If my life is spared, I will do 
what I can for the Board by an an- 
nual collection in May. Please ac- 
cept my thanks for vour liberal do- 
nation. Your brother in Christ" 

Important Views. 

The following observations, taken 
from the Sunday-school Times, de- 
serve the thoughtful attention of 
all who are either furnishing or 
purchasing books for Sabbath- 
school libraries. 

" A book is not necessarily suit- 
able for the Sunday-school library 
because it is not fictitious. Some 
of the truthful biographies that 

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have been written for the use of 
children are as unwholesome and 
pernicious in their tend^cj as the 
worst of the fictions that have been 
named. A sickly and diseased 
condition of mind and bodjr, in the 
case of children, is sometimes ac- 
companied with a type of religious 
experience which is perfectly true 
and genuine, yet so abnormal in its 
character that it ought not to be 
placed before the eyes of the young 
as a model. Such facts, duly au- 
thenticated, ought, perhaps, to be 
put on record, for the stuay of the- 
ologians and those of mature mind, 
just as men of science preserve in 
bottles, for the purpose of examina- 
tion and research, any of the curi- 
ous and unusual productions of na- 
ture. But these curiosities of re- 
ligious experience are utterly un- 
suitable to form any part of juvenile 
literature. The experience of which 
the young should read in the narra- 
tives prepared for them, whether 
fictitious or real, should be such, as 
to kind and as to intensity, as ordi- 
nary children are subject to. In 
other words, there is as much that 
is sickly and exceptional in real life 
as in fiction, and we have no more 
right to contaminate the minds of 
children with the one than with the 

heart glad. And then to have 
heard the hearty expression of 
thanks to the kind friends who sent 
us those nice books and papers. I * 
pray God they may be the means 
of leading many to Christ. Pray 
for ua. I feel that I need the pray- 
ers of Grod's people, that I may De 
strengthened and fitted rightly to 
discharge all the duties of my sta- 
'* The children ask me if you are 

fobg to send us the paper monthly, 
tell them I do not know. We 
would be very glad to have it so, if 
you can afibrd it. I will venture 
to ask in behalf of the children, 
that as often as you can, you send 
us by mail a package of Sunday- 
school papers. I will pay the post- 
age, and 1 assure you Hhey will be 
thankfully received by the people 
and read with avidity. 

" Again I thank you for the noble 
gift. May God bless and prosper 

" Very respectfully, T. S. B." 

Infant Salvation. 

A Letter from Arkansas. 

The following is an extract from 
a letter, sent in acknowledgment of 
the gift of a supply of Sabbath- 
school books and papers sent re- 
cently to a missionary in Arkansas. 
" Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 

"The package of books and pa- 
pers was received to-day, all right 
and in good order. Please accept 
my sincere thanks, as also the heart- 
felt gratitude of the scholars, for 
your very valuable gift. O sir, if 
you could have seen ^he bright eyes 
and happy faces that were gathered 
around me in the school-room this 
afternoon while I read to them your 
letter, it would have made your 

When one is reporting that his 
neighbours have the small-pox, and 
it is not so, he ought to be glad to 
be set right. So if one is reporting 
that His neighbours believe in in- 
fant damnation, he ought to rejoice 
to learn that it is not true, and 
should try to correct the misrepre- 
sentations he has made. The views 
of Calvinists on this point and 
others may be learned from a little 
book, entitled the " Great Supper ; 
or, an Illustration and Defence of 
the Leading Doctrines of Grace,'* 
an admirable popular defence of 
the Calvinistic system, in which the 
most plausible objections of Arme- 
nians are satisfactorily confuted: 
and from " Children in Heaven/* 
more recently issued by the Presby- 
terian Board of Publication. ''It 
jis as full of marrow aa an egg is of 

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meat." These yolumes should be 
in every fitmily. Let our Pastors 
^ and Elders circulate them every- 
where, and let everybody read 
them, and also the '* Relation of 
Baptized Children to the Church." 

Coins of the Bible. 

The Board has just issued a new 
'edition of the "Coins of the Bible, 
and its Money Terms," by James 
Ross Snowden, A. M. This little 
treatise is very valuable and has 
sold rapidly. The new edition, 
now issued, is enlarged, and its 
value enhanced by an additional 
chapter on the Farable of the 
Talents, and a number of explana- 
tory notes. 


I. Jacobus on Genesis, VoLIL Notes 
critical and explanatory on the book of 
Genesis, from the covenant to the close. 
By Melancthon W. Jacobus, D.D., Pro- 
fessor of Biblical Literature and Exe- 
gesis in the Theological Seminary at 
Allegheny, Pa. Price $1.25. 

The commentaries of Dr. Jacobus are 
BO well known, that this new volume, 
just isued with the Board's imprint, needs 
no other introduction than the statement 
that it is not inferior to any volume of 
his that has before appeared. 

II. The Prize Bible and other Tales. 

Price 40 and 45 cents. 

Well-written stories, presenting an in- 
teresting miscellany that cannot fail to 
instruct lUnstrat^ with five engravings. 
IIL Grace and Clara, and other Tales. 

Compiled for the Presbyterian Board 
of Publication. Price 55 and 60 cents. 
These Uttle narratives, collected by a 
careful hand, will be very interesting to 
our youthful readers. The first of them, 
" Grace and Clara," occupies about one- 
third of the book. "The Avalanche," 
and " Matt, the Idiot Boy," are peculiarly 
touching. No Sabbath-school scholar can 
read the book without being pleased and 
profited by it. The wood-engravings, by 
which it is illustrated, are beautiful speci- 
mens of the art 

IV. Baptized Children. The Rela- 
tion of Baptized Children to the Church. 
By the Rev. Robeet Davidson, D.D., 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Huntington, Long island. Price 
15 cents. 

The subject of tEis Uttle book is an 
interesting one, and has been much dis- 
cussed during the last few years. Dr. 
Davidson treats it ably and judiciously, 
avoiding extreme views on either side of 
the question. His'work will well repay 
a perusal. 

9^ A single copy of any publication 
of the Board wiU he sent by mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the catalogue price^ 
by WiNTHROP Sargent, Esq.. 821 Cheslr 
nut Street, FhiZa. 


BTTBRiAir Board of Publicatiobt, since 


Pftyo/Z»ondoitdtfrrg/— NewburyportlstchS? W;* 

Ladies' Colporteur Society ao 25 |82 69 

P6j/ of Aftc/iipaFi— Plymouth Ist ch 11 00 

P6y of Cbntiecftcuf— Hftrtford Ist ch 10 00 

Pby of iVoAMu— Wallabout oh 17 06 

/%y of NcicUm—^QVi {ovi ch 54; Pleasant Grove 

ch 10; BeWidere ch 50 114 00 

Fby of /S^Mouc/ianna— SteTensrille ch 1 ; Rush- 

rillechl; Rome ch 1 3 00 

P ton 26 00 

P 203 62 

P 3er of 2d 

64 OU 
P dence ch 

152 50 
P ch 25 00 

P 15 00 

P 25 00 

P 25 00 

P 10 00 

P 10 00 

P 8 75 

P 2 40 

P 26 75 

P 10 OD 

P 10 00 

P >; Lower 

7 00 

Pbv of athuyler-OKriYitLgfi Ist ch 11 23; Mt 

dt«rlinff ch 4 30- Perry oh 4 45 19 98 

Fhy of Warrm — Maiden ch 4 00 

Pby of CAipipcwa— Galesville ch 5 00 

Pby of rint-n— Montesumach 8 00 

Pbjf of Dai Afoines— Chariton ch 2 50; Osceola 

oh 2 60; White Breast oh 2 50, per Dr Waters 

7 60 
Pby of /ouHi— ETangelical St Peters ch 4; Bound 

Prairie ch 12; Round Grove ch 6 22 00 

Pby of Upper JfiMouri— 8t Joseph ch 30 00 

Pbiy of Palmj/rar-Rev A Steed and wife, Shelby- 

ville 2 00 

Pby of £6«nezer— Ashland ch 11 36 

Pby qf Ibtr^Mc^Bloomfield oh 1 60 

Part of legacy of Jno B Bull, South Carolina 
260 75; Samuel Garrett, Philadelphia, legacy, 
700; Rev M G Knight, Goshen, Ky, 50 1010 76 

$1,963 86 

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Our Fiaoal Tear. 

The present fiscal year of the Board 
of Church Extension closes April Ist, 
1867. Contributions received after that 
time cannot be acknowledged in the 
next Annual Report of the Board to the 
General Assembly. 

While the receipts thus far this year 
are encouragingly in advance of the 
8une time last year, they are but little 
over one-third of the applications. In* 
deed the calls for aid to feeble churches 
during the last ten months exceed the 
demands of any similar period for many 
years. In addition to the ordinary ap- 
plications, a large work among the freed- 
men has been thrown upon us in the 
providence of God. Hungering for 
churches of their own, the coloured Chris- 
tians of the South seem willing to make 
extraordinary sacrifices to obt^n humble 
Banctuariee, Their means beyond their 
daily labour are almost nothing, and they 
moat depend on our church for most of 
the money needed in the erection of their 
hooaes of worship. We have already 
assumed quite large obligations for this 

To avoid, as £ar as possible, the painful 
neoefflity of cuttinc down applications 
indiacriminatelv, aad to secure the wisest 
possible use of the comparatively small 
arnns placed at its disposal, the Board 
(aa it has frequently done heretofore,) 
oaa refrained for a short time from 
making appropriations. It will, however, 
Boon resume the pleasant work of aiding 
the destitute, and will do all it can to 
relieve their necessities. 

Will not each pastor and ruling elder 
that reads these lines at once mquire 
whether his church has contributed to 
tb% Board of Church Extension since 
April Ist, 1866, and if it has not. see to 
it that a gift is forwarded immediately 
to David Keith, Treasurer, St. Louu, 

A Hew Building HateriaL 

One of the great wants of destitute 
(aorehes, is some cheaper building ma- 

terial. Recent inquiries incline us to 
think that a new material cheaper than 
wood or brick, in localities where good 
sand and lime are abundant, will soon be 
introduced to the public. We therefore 
advise churches about to build to delay 
their preparations a little until the mat- 
ter can be investigated. Our information 
is as yet too limited to warrant a posi- 
tive opinion, but we expect to have the 
facts fully before us soon, and if they are 
satisfactory, will inform our readers of 
the conclusion we have reached, and 
where they can investigate the matter 
for themselves. 

TENSION IN Jaictjart, 1866. 
Pftjr cf Cblum6u4— CoIainbuB Irt ch Sab-sch, 

$60 00 
Pfcyo/7oK»a— Evangelical 8t Peter's Ger oh, 2 00 
J'bf/ of Fntr/Ir/<i— Bloomfleld oh, 4 00 

Pby of Aflet/hrnt/— Middlesex ch, Ifi 00 

Ph/ of A/'eqhemf 07i/— Pine Creek ch, 14 47 

Pby of OAv>— Pitt'.burjrh 4ih ch, 6 00 

Pby of Steub«nviil&-B\oomfie\d ch 10; Centre 

Unity 6 40, 16 40 

Pbt/of H'rMAfn^ton— Wheeling Ifit oh, 81 60 

Pbf^ of Afoowwuf^i— Jameaburg ch, 22 00 

Pby of Bureau— MiWertubuTg ch 6; Edwards ch 

2 20, 8 90 

Pby of Pl(d«9<tn«— Kaosm oh 10 00; Palestine 

ch 10, SO eo 

Pb.v of OnnqfordtvilU—litw Hope ch 4; Poplar 

ch4y 8 00 

Pby of Kaskaakia—QTeenriWe ch, 10 20 

Pu of £a;ei'm»re~Baltimore South nh 8 00 

Pbiy of Philadelphia 2(^ProvideDce ch, from a 

lady. 2 60 

I'by of Oenesee /Ktw— Bath 1st ch, lo 60 

Pby of North /2ir#r— Kingston ch, 10 00 

J^ of St C7nir»CT««—W heeling Valley ch 3 60; 

Short Crcc-l: oh 7 60, 11 00 

Pby €f Ri)ck /2it>«r— Freeport2d oh, 10 00 

Pby of i4/6a>iy— Saratoga Springs ch Sab-sch, 

special, 82 26 

PfcS/ qf Paftii.vr«i-jKirksviUe ch, 6 00 

Pby of iSeAtty/0rA:arthage ch 12; Mt Sterling 

ch 4 00; Perry ch 6 40, 22 00 

Pby of New Brun8wiek^D\i\A\k Neok di, special, 

26 00 
Pby of iW«— Meadville ch, 30 00 

Pbii of iSnngrtOTofi— Springfield 8d ch, 17 62 

Pbi/ of Oonnecticui^)*OTi Chester ch 6; Rye ch 

36 88 41 at 

Kj/ of New Torh^enej City 1st oh 67; Chelsea 

ch 05, 132 00 

Pby of New York 2«i— Scotch oh, New York, 

add'l. spr'cial, loo 00 

P5t/ of Ciiieinnati—C\Do\nnatX 7th oh 66 30; 

Somerset ch 3 60, 68 00 

Pby of Ox/ord— Bethel'ch, 10 00 

Pby of New Mbanv— J Rokfion Co Ger oh, 4 60 
Pby of ifodwcm—MadiHon oh, 30 00 

Rev W J McCord, Wajwaic, N Y, 2; Arthur 
Dodds, Low Point, Illinois, 1 60; **A Friend,** 
West Philadelphia 26, 28 60 

Total for January, S804 01 
DAVID KEITH, TVatuwrar, 

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The following amounts have been received 
' since lost report, viz. 

. Fhy of Londondeny—yewbxiTjport ch $63 00 

Ptfy of Allegheny CV^^— Bridgewater ch 60 00 

Bfy </ JSrta— Meadville ch 26: Greenville ch 1« 


Fby of OnrUth—Jjower Path Valley ch 16 ; Burnt 

Cabins ch 10; Tom's Creek oh 24 87 49 87 

Jfty of Ornate iZiver— Caledonia ch 14 68 

Pby of bureau— Millerabopg ch 8 00 

Fby of Rock JZiver^-Galena Soath ch 24 90 

Pbjj of iScAayiw^-Carthage l«t ch 16 26; Mt 

Sterling ch 3 70 ; Perry ch 6 80 26 26 

Pby of Trarr0fi--Oqoavrka ch 12 60; Eeithaburg 

ch 3 60 ^ 16 00 

Fhy of CWflico<A*-Soath Salem ch 17 66 

fby of C^ndnnott— Lebanon oh 82: Hopewell 

ch 8 78; Bethel oh 9 12 49 86 

Fhy nf ^Stdn^^Urbana lat oh 11 80 

I^ <^f jSZoomin^ton— Galloway ch 6; Farm Ridge 

ch 10 76; Onarga ch 10 M 76 

I^ of SaixM—JAwaX Carmel ch 2 20 

Ptiyo/ Indianapolis— Sab-8ch Indianapolis 8d ch 


10 00 
Whiit TIbterwUnion ch 7 26; Mt Car- 
14 66 


meich7 30 

Pbs^ (^ Z>u6u9u«— SherrilPs Mount oh 8 60 

i%V of LttfayeUe—KBuaoB City ch 6 00 

Pby of St Lotda—lronton ch 4 66 

rby ef Upper JftMouri-Sixth Street 8t Joseph 

oh »)00 

Pby of BurlinjTfon— Burlington oh 27 76 ; Tuok- 

erton ch 4 81 76* 

Pby of £U«z60tAtoion— Westfleld oh 26 68; Laro- 

ington ch 20 09 46 72 

J^ cf Nao Brunswie^^-Lawrenceville ch 66 76 
Pby of CbnnMtieut— South East Centre ch 16 60 
JIudsofi— Montioello oh 28 46; Florida 
16 88 46 

Pby q/'iVossotf— Williamsbnrgh German oh 16 00 
Ptfy of North iSiver— Kingston ch 9 ; Bethlehem 

ch 8 17 00 

Fbu of OYnffrorditnO*— Waveland oh 28; New 

Hope ch 4 82 00 

Fhy of Marion—Brown ch 4 00 

Pby o/ JK<;A2and— Chestenrille ch, add*!, 1; Utica 

oh 4; Savannah ch Sab-sch 2 86 7 86 

Bfy of YFoo«<«r— Apple Creek ch 14 00 

Pby of Htmttni^don— West Eishaooquillasch 26 00 
Pbu of iVbrtAtim6«r{and— Williamsport ch 60; 
> HarUeton ch 6 66 00 

Pbu oT PMkOdphia Omtro^Mrs S M B, of 

Central ch, 10; A member of 2d ch 60 00 00 
Pby of PhOaddphia 2d— Huntingdon Valley ch 

8 66; A lady, of Providence oh 2 60 11 06 

Pby cf OAio— Lawrenceville ch 34 00 

Pby 0f £od»ton«— Brownsville oh 16 60 

Pbyof8cUUburg—^81i" 900 00 

Pby of Michigan^MTB M G Laphane, of Ply- 
mouth ch. 6 00 
Pby cf I>e* ifoitMt— Knoxville ch 16 86 
Pby of Iowa—8t Peter's Evangelical oh 2 00 
Pby cf 8t OairmnUe-BhoTt Creek oh 7 60; 

Wheeling Valley oh 4 60 12 00 

Pby€f FFa«MfVtof»-WheeUng2doh 86 88 

11,210 08 

W 8 Boyd, of Philadelphia, l86 00 

Rev W J McCord, of Wassaic, NY, 2 00 

Interest on Permanent Funds W 00 


Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
Pkiiadelphia, FOruary 6M, 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and to what Presbytery it belonjjs, 
should be distinctly stat^, that it may be oor- 
rectly acknowledged. And where chocks or 
drafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of **G«). H. Vak Geldkb, Tretuurer," 

AppucAnoRS for aid from this Fund must be 
made on the recommendation of a Presbytery 
and addressed to Rev. Josiph H. Jones, D.l>» Chair- 
man and Secretary of the Committee, No. 62* 
Spruoe street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

What provision can a miesionary, 
foreign or domestic, dying early or late 
in life, have made for his family ? At 
the meeting of the Svnod of ^orther^ 
India, in November, 1865, it was resolved 
to send a memorial to the General Assem- 
bly in relation to the support of the re- 
turned widows of missionaries. Nothing 
more is needed than a small increase in 
the annual contributions of our churches 
to this fund, to furnish abundant means 
to provide, not only for the widows of 
deceased missionaries, but for the worn- 
out and invalid missionaries themselves. 
In this way several are sustained al- 
ready, and it seems to be the legitimate 
and most feasible method of providing 
for them all. Letters from those labour- 
ing in foreign lands, and in the destitute 
regions of our own, express great gratifi- 
cation at the devising of this plan of re- 
lief for the disabled, and inquire with 
solicitude in regard to its success and 
permanency. They regard it as the only 
resort of the superannuated, or sick, so 
long as the average support of the min- 
istry is so inadequate. 


I give and bequeath to my executors herein- 
after named, — dollars, in trust, nevertheless 
that they shall, within months after my de- 
cease, pay the same to George H. Van Gelder, 
Treasurer of the Tnuteee of the General Aisem- 
bkiof the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
(ffAmeneOj or to his successor for the time being 
in said office, for the use of such disabled minis- 
ters and their families as the said the Trustees 
of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America shall or 

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Bev. a. a LooAH, ChrrmpomUng Sterttarft 
A. Gamims, Bsq, TVautirar, 

Box 224 Pitteburgh, Pa. 

Wm. Mm, Eaq^ Receiving Agent, 

907 Arch street, Phfladelphia. 

The Rev. 8. C. Logan is now inspect- 
ing the operations among the Freedmen 
in the Southern States, and no commn- 
nioation ^m him has reached ns. To 
fill np our space we therefore give 
some extracts from two letters from 
the South, which we have no doubt 
will gratify our readers. The first is 
from a minister connected with the 
Soathem Ghordi who manifests 

The Bight Spirit 

** Permit me also to thank you for the 
Home and Foreign Record, and to re- 
quest its continuance. Deeply interested 
ic the freedmen, I am so anxious to 
know all that your Church is doing for 
tbem. They are lost to us. By the 
failure of last year's crop, we cannot 
keep up our work among the whites, 
much less do anything for the negro. 
Many of our churches are dying, and 
many of our ministers betaking them- 
aelves to secular employments for a sup- 
port. The number of such is increasing 
Bteadily. If you do not do more for the 
n^ro, he is lost to the Presbyterian 
Church. When the receipts of the 
Freedmen's Committee are small, I al- 
most weep ; when they are as in No 
Tember, I sing for joy. Why do your 
people give so little? It is a disgrace to 
Presbyterianism and a burning shame to 
Christianity. You could justly speak 
the last two sentences to me. But you 
Httle know what we have to contend 
•gainst Our own prejudices, the 
prejudices of our people, and the pov- 
erty of our Church, make a threefold 
oofd not quickly broken. Why half of 

our churches are struggling for existence, 
and many of them will be overcome in 
the struggle." 

The second b from a Southern lady who 
seems to overcome her prejudices for 
the sake of 

Doing Good. 

" I also write to know if your Board 
will be so good as to give me some 
half-dozen of the Plantation Sermons, or 
Plain and Familiar Discourses for the In- 
struction of the Unlearned, by the Rev. 
A. P. Dickson, of Charleston, South 
Carolina. I want the books to dis- 
tribute among the negroes. Though I am 
a Southern woman, and one of the 
strongest kind, I have from a child 
been accustomed to reading to and 
giving the negroes all the religious in- 
struction that I was able to bestow, 
and I have found the above-mentioned 
book of sermons, one of the most useful 
ones I ever saw. I have one of them, 
which I have been using for years, to 
read to them. They enjoy it and appre- 
ciate it very much indeed. It has 
comforted the well, the sick, and the 
dying. The book I have came from 
your* Board of Publication, before there 
was a split. I don't think our Board 
issues it. If you are really all anxious 
to do good with your books among the 
negroes, your will do a good act by 
sending me the books. I have seen that 
there was a second volume or series, as 
it is called, to that book of sermons. 
1 would gladly myself buy the books 
for the servants, had I the money ; not 
having got it, I thought from what I 
saw in your ITome a/nd Foreign Record, 
of the interest you confess to take in the 
negroes, that you would gladly aid them 
by sending me the books. I would be 
glad to have six of these volumes. 
Should you send them, you would have 
my warmest thanks for them. Should 

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you want to send other good books to 
them through me, you can do so. Simple 
ones for children, such as illustrated 
Primers, would be very useful. I will 
gladly take charge of any good religious 
ones to distribute among them. Cards 
and religious primers would do much 
good among them. We ladies at the 
South have always taken pleasure in 
instructing them. Should you accede to 
the above request you will greatly oblige 
one who has always been and is still a 
warm friend of ttie negroes; one who 
feels deeply for thdr bouIs." 


of JJ«feton«— I>unlap*8 Creek and New 
Jem chs ig 25 

Rbcbipts ih Jahttaby, 1867. 

Phyof AlbanyStniosBk Springs ch In&trt 
8Ab-9ch |5 00 

Pby of Beaver^TJmtj ch 20; Middlesex ch 7; 

l8t ch, New Castle 55 61 82 61 

Pby of Bureau— Lower Rock Island ch S 60 

Pbif qf C»i|>p«wa— Caledonia ch 8 00 

Pby of OoZumftua— Westminster ch 42; Truro 

ch 13 55 00 

Pfryo/ Oorion— Concord ch 6 60 

Pby of Carlisle— Tom*B Creek ch 25 43 

Pby of Cbnn«ttcut— South Salem ch, « Thank 

offerings" 20 00 

Pby nf Otitotn^afi— Harrison ch, a portion given 
by a Methodist, 10; 5th ch, Cincinnati, 24 88; 
Hopewell ch 16 26 61 13 

Pby of ChiUieoth6—^\oom\iigbvixg ch 40 60 

Pby nf Dee Moines— OsktdoostL ch 00 

Pty of £ri«— Meadrille oh 80 00 

Pby of Fairfield— Cheqaeat ch 5 20 

Pby of Genesee iWvw^ Wyoming ch 21 25; Wave- 
land ch 14 85 26 
Pby of J9tidsof»— Bfonnt Hope ch 10 86 
Pby of HunUngdon^^'R B M" 20 00 
Pby of Jottjo— Unity ch 4 40; Joseph Swan 5; 

Mt Pleasant ch 61 55 00 05 

Pby of JTcuftatAM— Oreenville oh 15 66 

JPbv of Logantport—lad\asx Creek oh 0; Bethle- 
hem ch 2 50 11 50 
Pby of ifiami— Second ch, Springfield 40 82 
Pby of Michigan— Tini ch, Plymoath 11 ; West- 

minster oh, addl, 1 U oo 

P&f/o/J/i8«//iiHi^v0r— First ch,Plattomoath 5 00 
Pby of a/t^uJouAae— North Milwaukie, add*l, 5 00 
/v>V of iVotfou— Freeport oh H 80 

Puy of A'«r/<m— Pleasant Grore oh IS; Belvi- 

dci-p i'h Sub-»ch 30 48 00 

Pbv of N rlhumberland—BxifBBXo ch 12 80 

Pbjj of N€v> ilttxwy— JeflfersonTille ch 14 65; 

Istch, New Albany 66 80 M 

Pi/y of New York 2(1— Westminstor ch, Yon- 

kers 60 00 

Pby of OWo— LawrenceTille ch 87 68, of which 
7 66 is from Sab^h ; Bethany ch 41 40; Leb- 
anon vh 5U 126 88 
Ply of PconVi— Prince ville oh, special for Col'd 
ch, Concord, N G 81 00 

Pby ofBiehland-Mtaxaneld ch 
Pby nf Bock iJnjtfr— Ridott ch 
Pby of Saltsburg—*' S N " 
Pby of SUubettviU^-ttidge ch 

80 30 


dOO 00 

5 00 

itwof St ClairsviUe— Wheeling Valley ch 4 60; 

Short Creek ch 8 12 60 

Pby of St Paul—Fint ch, Hndson 5 00 

Pby of lrarror^--Monmouth ch, special for ch 

at Concord, N C 37 oo 

Pby of Washington— Fairriew ch, addl, 10 00 


Miss M M Miller, for tuition, 6 60; Rev Salmon 
Cowles and wife, West Point, Iowa, 6; Myron 
Phelps, Esq, and wife, special, 100; Mary Ten- 
nant, Dutch Creek, Iowa, 6; John Cochrane, 
Esq, Fort Wayne, Ind, 5; Belleville. Pa, 15; 
Rentfor part of office 45 ; P P Hedges, tuition, 
9 26; From one Presbyterian household, of 
Fislervillo, N J, 10 60; Rev J H Byers. Ky, 
for marriage fees from coloured persons, 4; 
J L Campbell, N T, 10; James Snyder, Esq, 
Morrisoi^ HI, 100; Harriet Huntingdon, Dan- 
ville, Iowa, 6; Rev Geo Morris, Mansfield, 
Ohio, 200; Revs J and R Wylie, Napa, Cal.SO; 
Beallsville, Beallsville, Ohio, 3; « A few friends 
near Adams Mills, Muskingum, Ohio," 81 60; 
A B Noble, Boardman, Ohio, 6; Sundry per- 
sons in Goheenville, Pa, 20; Rev J Hassinger, 
Aveston, 111, 1; Mrs Nancy Gibson, Williams- 
Port, Pa, 2 003 25 

Beceived at Philaddphia. 
Pby cf ilH«fiy— Carlisle ch 6 ; Esperance ch 4 

10 00 
Pby of Bloomingtxm—Onargo ch a 00 

Pby of ^urUn^ton— Burlington ch 83 53 

Pby qf Nassau— CenttM,] ch, Brooklyn 70 72 

'^A^*''^''^^??*^^ ^'»'"® ®^' from Miss M 
Shaffer, 6; Washington ch 9 75 14 75 

Pby qf New firwnwicfc-Lawrenceville ch 36: 

iBt ch, Trenton 66 20 92 29 

Pby of New Albany— Jackson 00 German ch 6 00 
Pby of New York 2t*— PeekskiU ch 34 98 

Pby qf JVbrfttwrtftertond— Washington ch 17 00 
Pby qf Palmyrar-Claxenoo ch 1 00 

P^of Pmadektkia 2d-Providence ch; from a 
Du^' ? ^/ Holmesburg oh Sab-sch 6; 2d ch 
Philada, from a member, 100 108 50 

Pf^ cf Philadelphia Onfml-Weet Arch at ch 
Sab sch 15 QQ 

Pby qf Boek iWiwr-Galena South ch 20 00 

Pby qf Saline— Odin ch 4 50 

Pby qf Susquehannor^Troj ch, adtfl ttom T W 
Pomeroy j qq 

i^ <ir l%par JftwoMTi-fllxth at oh, St Joseph 



''oK?®??^^ ®)^*^'^ H^"** «^? Homo Sum, 
Phila, 26; Rev James McKean, Scotch Grove. 
Iowa, 2; "S-S,** Ironton, 6; W J H 20: W N 
b'cTm^W ^ ^ Williams, Afissiona^A 

Total reoeipto in Jana«7, $2,660 60 

The OomnMfctee acknowledge two boxes of 
clothing from a fow^ members of the First Pres- 
byterian Church. Allegheny City, valued at $100. 

One large pulptt Bible fh)m Mrs. J. D. WUliams, 
valued at $6. 

A. CAMERON, Trwurm-. 

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Iresbftterian Chuwlr in the WinM states o)[ 3^i»erica. 


No. 4. 


Gheeriag Beralti. 

West VIrgf nte. 

I was inyited here to preach a 
lew 4ays in the early fall, and 
reached tiii^ city the Friday before 
the first Sabbath in October. I 
learned on my arrival that a com- 
mittee had been appointed to con- 
sider the propriety of disbanding 
tbe congregation, and disposing of 
the church, which the committee 
had agreed to recommend. I com- 
menced preaching on the first Sab* 
bath in October to twenty-five per- 
sons, and pleached nine days; by 
this time thirty persons were 
awakened^ one half of whom were 
indulging hope in Christ. A meet- 
ing of the congregation was called*, 
and a onanimous call was given to 
me, in which they promiaed me 
eight hundred dollars. 

Although I had engagements as 
an evangelist, in which I could 
realize more in three months than 
this congregption was able to ^ve 
me in a year, and all my arrange- 
ments were made to eoqtinoe in 
that work, yet such was the condi- 
tion of this fields and with the hope 
of saving a dying church, I felt it 
my du^r to tccept th# mU. AAmt 

a week's absence I returned, and^ 
on the first Sabbath of November 
we added sixteen to our number. 
From that to the present I have 
preached twice every Sabbath, and 
often through the week, besides 
visiting from house to house. Yes- 
terday twenty-six more sat down at 
the Lord's table for the first time, 
and two on certificate. When we 
began our labours here, only thirty- 
oue members could be found, and 
a few of them dead heads ; now we 
have seventy-three, making forty- 
two additions since I came, and our 
church is well filled every Sabbath, 
twenty-six of these are heads of 
families. When I came, there were 
but three men to pray in public, 
now we have nineteen men and ten 
females who meet by themselves 
weekly. We have three weekly 
prayer-meetings for male commu- 
nicants and one for females. We 
set aU at vnyrh as soon as they indulge 
hope. I have organized a Young 
Men's Christian Association which 
now numbers forty members. Our 
Sunday-school numbers over two 
hundred in regular attendance, and 
twenty young men in Bible classes. 
The Sabbath-aohool has been an 


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efficient one for years, but owing to 
the floating character of the popu- 
lation had not eflected what it 
otherwise would. Our church is 
now full every Sabbath, and the 
interest is on the increase. It is a 
common remark among outsiders, 
that the moral aspects of this part 
f of the cHy are altogether changed. 
Most of the persons added to ^e 
church have had no religious train- 
ing, except what they got in the 
Sabbath-school when very young — 
as soon as grown they left it.' Our 
preaching has been the law, with 
'practical applications and frequent 
inquii^y meetings. 

Bevival— Cheered in his Work, 

Winoonsin.^ . 

I have glorious news for you. 
We are in the midst of a most pre- 
cious and powerful work of grace. 
This town and surrounding country 
has long been a stronghold of all 
ungodliness. In this whole country, 
perhaps, not one person in ten en- 
ters an evangelical church once a 
year. And ju8t here, where our 
church is located, the devil's king- 
dom was set up in great power, and 
the kingdom of Christ seemed 
hardly to have a foothold at all. 
A large proportion of our little 
church was sunk in formality, 
worldliness, and spiritual slumber. 
A few of God's people, however, 
have long and earnestly been pray- 
ing for the descent of the Holy 
Spirit upon this place, but until 
lately no answer seemed to be sent. 
The strong man armed kept bis 
house in peace ; but we rejoice that 
a stronger than he is come. Seve- 
ral weeks ago I observed a great 
increase of tendemesB^ eamestnessy 

and strong pleading in our prayer- 
meeting. This grew so manifest 
that I determined to hold public 
service in the church, for three 
successive evenings before the be- 
ginning of the Week of Prayer. 
We had preaching, and well-at- 
tended meetings. The meetings 
increased in interest and numbers. 
The Holy Spirit began visibly to 
move upon the heart of the people. 
The first effect was seen in the 
bri«ging of worldly Christians to 
confession. Presently several be- 
gan to inquire the way of life. 
The work spread outwardly until 
the whole community felt its in- 
fluence, and to-day the mighty 
power of God is felt to some degree 
in nearly every household. God's 
Spirit has gone into the most god- 
less and even infidel families, and 
made converts there for Christ 
Many young men who lately spent 
the Sabbath in hunting, now are 
rejoicing in the love of Jesus, or 
are seeking that love. So also 
strong men, hardened, proud, scoff- 
ing men have been smitten by the 
mighty Spirit, and made to cry for 
mercy. My heart exults in the 
mighty power of our glorious Lord, 
and in the display of it here where 
he has been so long and so gene- 
rally despised. The enemies of 
Christ stand aghast and enraged at 
such scenes here. The meetings 
are still continued, and with even 
increasing interest AJl is quiet, 
no excitement, no excesses, but the 
still, deep, and powerlll energy of 
the Spirit is with us. The preach- 
ing is of the plainest, simplest, 
most direct and searching kind, 
and for the first time in the history 
of this community, the word is 
clothed with power. My hands are 

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full of work, and my heart is full 
of joy. Pray and thank God on 
our behalfl 

Death of an Elder— A pillar renfoved. 


Our church ha« recently sus- 
tained a very heavy affliction in 
the death of one of our most active 
and influential ruling elders. Dr. 
Henry F. Hall died in the early part 
of November, after a short illness 
vhich he contracted while attend- 
ing Presbytery with me at Dover. 
I could write you much about this 
worthy man, if there were space 
allowed, but will give you only a 
&w particulars of his long and 
Talaable life. Soon after gradua- 
ting from the Medical College of 
PhUadelpbia, he was appointed 
surgeon in the 42nd Regiment of 
Infantry, United States Army, 
Colonel (now Mtjor-General) Wool 
commanding. His commission b 
dated in 1814, and is signed by 
James Madison, President, and 
John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War. 
He served his country for sev- 
eral years in the Northwest, then 
resigned bis position in the army, 
and settled in Lewes, where he 
practised medicine up to the time 
of his death. He made a public 
profession of faith in Christ in 1819, 
and waa elected to the eldership in 
1821. Our cause here had no 
wanner friend than he. He loved 
the church — ^he was devoted to her 
interests — ^he served her faithfully 
for many years. We looked up to 
him as a leader in every enterprise 
connected with our ZAon. He was 
the Superintendent of our Sabbath- 
ichool in town. He was unfailing 
in his attendance in the weekly 
prayer-meeting. He was alwayi at> 

church on Sabbath, unless called to 
visit the sick. He was an officer of 
our Bible Society, in which worthy 
cause he took the deepest interest. 
He enjoyed our meetings of Pres- 
bytery, especially the devotional 
exercises connected with them. I 
consulted him first in every matter 
relating to the church, and always 
found him a wise and prudent ad* 
viser. We have suffered an un- 
speakable bereavement in his death. 
May Grod sanctify the affliction to 
us, and raise up another devoted, 
earnest Christian man to take his^ 
place, and enter into his labours. I 
may add that a covenant-keeping 
God blessed him in his family. 
All of his children are "in the 
fold,'' and one of his sons is now 
pursuing his studies in the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Princeton. 


Sthi>i> or Albakt.— /^ of i4{6rmy— GlOTersTille 
ch 91; Kingsborouffh ch, add'l, 2 60. Pby of 
Mofuiiok—Oneidti on 47 iG; Oswego Isi en 
130 0©. Fby of Troy— CwnbridgQ ch 37 60 


STifOD or AiiBonxirr.— P6y qf ErU—VMirfield ch . 

' 4* 10 ; West Greenville ch 22 30 10' 

BxaroD or BALTtvonB.— Pby of Bammoro—Mhdi- 
iton 8t ch, Baltimore, 366; Ellicott's Miiln ck 
Bab-Hch 40; TaneytowD ch 20: Ist ch, Balti- 
more. 600; Mt Paran ch 2; Westminflter ch, 
Baltimore 660. of which Bab-sch 163. Pbt/of 
C*"/ts/e~Mercer8burgch,Fem Dom Mi8f»Soc, 
!i5 26; Greencftsile on 6. Ptu of PoUmiac — 
Brid«c 8t ch, Georgetown, 92 88; Fall's Ureok 
oh and I^winsviile, 6 1,363 71 

STXODor BurrALO^—Pfty cf Bt^falo Oty— Central 
ch, Buffalo 77. Pby of Qencice Hiver—VfAr- ' 
w*w ch 6u; Bath ch. mon coll of which 8 from 
Mr L Bilea, 60. Fbuof Oydciisburg^HenyeU 
ton ch 10| of which Roy A Phillips 4 187 00 

8t!»od or CincAOO.— P6y of C^tco^po— Kankakee 
i»t oh 22 60. Pby pf Sock £tve»^-8cale8 
Mound ch 3; HanoYer chO 66; Fulton Citj 
ch 8. Pby of ITarren— Young America ch C; 
'Keithsburg oh 11 60 66 9^ 

Stkod or Cnicnfw AH.— FbyafOineinnaH -Monro* 
ch 36 ; Feesbarg oh 4; Cincinnati 7t)i ch Ui\l> 
»oh 164 86. P6v of Iftawii-^pringfleld 2d ch 
82 88; cnmon ch 81; Xenia ch 46. POv of 
iSidrMy— Wapakoneta ch 7 56; Newton' ch ' 
8 31 ; Bi Mary's ch 18 26 446 30 

SnfOD or iLUWon^-Pftj/ qf Bloomington—iyeeT 
Creek ch la PbtJofKasktukia^Hichvievf ch 
It 16. Pby of /Wia— Peoria Ist ch 67 90. 
Pby of 8<mgamoH'--l>AWB(m eh 14 80; Auburn 
ch 6 60; Springfield Ist oh, add'l, 12 lo ill 50 

anoB or IHSUJIA.— i^ ^ J m ftowi jpotf r— Betto» 

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mny ch 9 60. Fbyof ifodtnm— Lexinj^^ton Int 
ch 7. Fly of A'ew Albany— -Tfevr Wa>*liington 
ch fiO; Jefl*er.aonvil]e ch .H6. Pbt/ of Vineen- 
fie»— Mt Teroon ch 2 10; EvansTilie Ist ch 
47 36 107 45 

Stnod of Iowa.— P6y of CWnr— Mount Vernon 
ch 11; Linn Grove ch 7. fby of Duhuque-rt 
Leroy ch 4 06. Ptty of F»nf/wi— Sand Prftirfo 
ch 6. Pbg of jFbre .Doda«— Otttorisen ch 2 60 

20 55 

^nroD er KAirsAS.— F&y of Leavenworth— Qtkndj 
Creek ch 6; Stranger oh 6. Fby of Topeka— 
Fort Scott ch 6 16 00 

Strod or Mnsoumi.— P(y qf Ptilnwra—8he]hy- 
rille ch 10; Clarence ch 6. Pby of " 

i/JMOMri— Savannah ch, addl, 6j Bethel en 6 

'26 00 

BniOD or New jHtnr.— Ptiy of Burlington— Cvifh 
denlstch48 06 ; Tuckerton ch 23 92, of which 
Sab-sch 11 64; Bass River ch 3 60; Camden 
2d ch 38 58. Ptm of EUxabethtoum—Rahye&y 
l8t ch 100; Elizabethport ch 24; 2d ch, Rah- 
way.8ab-Msh26 63. Pby of lAueme—Vfeat\wf 
ly ch 10; Scranton 1st en 425, of which Sab- 
sch 75: Taroaqna ch 20 ; Scranton Ger ch 2. 
Fby of ilbwnottiA— Village ch, Freehold 60; 
flolmanville ch 6; Tennent ch 156. Pbv of 
Ifew Brunswick— Cnxiberry l8tch96 66; High- 
town l8t ch 17 58; Cranberry 2d ch 40. Pby 
of iVlcwtof*— Blairstown ch 60; StewartsviUe 
ch 66 37; Mansfleld Ist ch 75. Pby of Pastaie 
—Second ch, Elizabeth, 100 ; 3d en, Newark. 
177. Pby <tf JZorOan— Lambertviile Ist ch 
141; Solebnryehll 31; Ronemontch?. /%v 
(if iSbMiiMafma-^StereniSTille ch 1 ; Rushville 
ch 2; lloroe ch 4; Terrytown ch 6. Pby cf 
Fi98( Jentev^FUlerville ch 41; WilHarostown 
ch 60; PittHgrove ch 60 03; Absecon ch 10; 
Cape Island ch TO ; Deerfield ch 42 2,009 , 18 

SrifOD or Niw Yokk,— Pby of Oonneeticutr—Ea»t 
Centre ch 7 85 ; Port Chester ch 6; Mt Kisco 
oh 25; Bedford ch, Ladies Miss Ans'n, 8U; 
Booth Salem, Ladies Benev A8s*n, 75. Pby 
of Long Jatond— Sweet Hollow ch 7 40; East 
Hampton ch 52 25, of which Sab-sch 10. Pby 
of iVoMOtt— Second ch, Brooklyn, 161; Ross 
St ch, Brooklyn 61 04 ; Lawrence st ch, Brook- 
lyn 26. Pty of Now For*— Alexander ch 3 60 : 
Forty-second ch, N Y, Sab dch 105 30 597 li 

Snroi) OP NoRTRZEir Jtn>iAWk.—Pby of Fort Wayne 
— Anbnm oh 6 06; Fort Wayne 1st ch, in 
part, 80. Pby qf XoAo— South Bend oh IX 
Pby of Logantpcrt—PeTTyshwrg ch 2; Indian 
Creek ch 3 lUl 06 

Stvod or Ohio.— Pby of Hoiking— Athena ch 7p. 
Pbti «f J^ieAZofid— Frederickstown ch, ft-om 
Mrs Mary Ball, 160; Ashland ch, add^ 11 ; - 
Mansfield ch 43 76. Pby of 2an«ttrttt«— Salem 
Ger ch 13 20, of which ^ib-sch 2 41; Cam- ' 
bridge cto 16 S52 96 

BnroD or PAcmc— P^ of OaUfomia—^9Xi Ra- 
man ch 15. P^ (tf Puget iSuund— Steilacoon 
ch & of which Mrs Sloan 1 50, W M Kincaid 5 


BrsoD or PwsLAimi*EUi^—Pby of Huntingdon-^ 
Williaroaburgch 40; Fruit Hill ch 6; Lutl»er»- 
bnrg ch 15; Little Valley ch Sab-sch 10; Mif- 
flmtown and Lost Creek ch 120 00: Sinking 
and Spring Creek chs 160. Pby of New OnstU 
—Doe Run ch 10 50. Pby qf Northutnberiand 
—North Pointch, (torn RenovoSab-w»h. 13 29. 
P6|r of HtUaddphim—Wevi Spruce st, ikrom a 
widow, 3: Tenth ch, add*l, 10; Seventh ch 
411 78. Pby of PkUadelphia Onifro/— Second 
ch 95 02, of which half mo coll 13 02 ; Cohock>^ 
•ink eh Sab-toh 75, Infimt-sch 26,-100. Pby 
of PkUadelphia 2d— Easton 1st oh Sab-son 38; 
Neshaminy ch 60 26; Frankford ch 133; Ger- 
mantown 1st oh Sab-soh 25 1,858 44 

StAod or PiiTCBimoa— Pby of CtarUmr^Vew Re- 

. hoboth ch 27; Clarion ch, addl, 21. Pbjr ^ 
OUb— Raooon oh 100; Mingo oh 52. Phy if 
IKsebtoM^Uniontown oh Sab-sch 16, of which 
Beiri Campbell 2; Connellsrille ch 67; Spring 
HiUehlO 292 00 

or St. Paou— Pbv of CWpp«tea^Mi88ioii> 

•4y«6M«ffi0rWB%fimr4l8; r^ " 

ch 5. Phy of St Poiii— Vermillion ch «: Farm- 
ington ch 5: Hudsion 1st ch 11 50; Rock ford 
1st ch. add'l, 6 00. Pby qf S Minneeota— 
Stewari9ville ch 4; OwiUuuna ch 23, of which 
Rev I Faries 10; Rochester ]« ch 7 75 13 

Stkodof Sanduskt.— P«»y of f/mitoy— Ottawa ch 
5; Arcadia ch 5; Enou ViUley ch 7; Riley 
Creel: ch 2 25; Mount Bliincnard ch 4 70; 
Forest ch 3 80. tby of Mmimee—XjnMy ch 4; 
Mount Salem ch 9: Bethel ch 5; Na'poleon 
ch 2J». Pby of i/ic/ita<i»— Hudson ch 8 ; West- 
minster ch, Decrolt, 49 €2 122 87 

Stnod or S. low A^— Pby of Fatr^d— Washing- 
ton ch 10; CrawfordsviUe ch 5; Wm Brown 
10; Bentonsportch 20; Fairfield ch 7; Edd>- 
ville ch 2; Kirkville ch .H 20. Pby of Iowa— 
Trenton ch 4. Pb:/ qf M>ssouri River — Coim- 
cil Uiuffb 1st ch 38 80; Ckurinda ch 23: 
Brownsfille ch 3^'» lyi< OO 

Stmod or WraEKUWO.— Pby of New Xi'sbon— Plea- 
sant Valley ch 10: Oanfield ch 25. i% of 
,SBteu6enrt220— Wnvne«<burg ch 9; Bcihiehcm 
ch 10; Steubeuville 'Id ch 81 37. Pby qf 
Washington— KAi^t Huffnlo ch 26 J-S; Fairview 
chlO 14; 3d th. Wheeliiiu. 25; latch. Wheel- 
ing. 103. Phif of We^t Km;»/ifa— Bethel ch 
7 6u; Bethel ch 7 50; Fairmont ch 10 317 24 

Stnod or Wi8co?i8i s.— /^biy of />in«— Platteviile 
Ger ch 1. Pbu of WLm^go — Winneoonoe 
ch 6 65; Weyauwcga ch '2, .'m lo 15 

Pby of New Or/eafw— Second Ger ch. New Or- 
leans, 15; Sixtli stch £$ab-bch. New Orleans, 1 

16 00 

Pby of HoUton—Sfiiem oh 15 00 

Total Receipts fVom obnrohes $7,924 m 

Mi8CKti..\ifMii8.— Froedmen's ch. Wilmington, 
N C. 2 20; Rent of Mission House to Feb 1, 
'67, 1,175, leMs j?round rent, repi\irs, and taxes 
632 85 -=642 17; Miss Mnrv Vance, Wnshing- 
ton, D C, 5; Miss Sftiali revering. Hartford 
Co, MfU 5; St AuguMine ch, Florida. 70; 
«W*CH,"Iowa2 726 37 

LxGACTKs— Estate of Saml Garret, dec'd, late of 
J»hiladclphl«, Pa, 700; Legacy of Wm Editar. 
dee'd. late of Rahwaj, N J, 500^ less Govt (ax 
30 — 470 1,170 00 

Total Receipts in February, 

19,821 0& 

8. D. POWBL, Treaettrer, 
No. 907 Areh street, PhUadelphia. 


3 boxes fh>m ladies of Central oh, Pfttsbttrgh, Pft, 

valued at $584 00 

1 box from ladies of Warsaw ch, N Y, valued at 

140 00 
1 box trom ladles of Goshen ch, N T, valued at 

250 m 
1 box from ladies of Central oh, Cincinnati. O, 

valued at 800 00 

1 box from ladies of 1st ch, Pittsburgh, Pa, 

valued at 150 00 

1 box from ladies of Ist ch, Dayton, O, valued 

at 64 00 

$1,478 00 

No. 907 AaoH Strbbt, Philadelphia. 

CorreepowUng Seeretary—RKv. T. L. Javiwat, D JX 
TrsoMTsr— SAKina V.FoifKL. 

Larms relating to Missionary Appointments 
and other operations of the Board, should be ad- 
dresmd to the Corresponding Secretary, No. 90T 
Affoh street, Philadelphia. Letters relating to tba 
pecuniary aflhlrn of the Board, or containing r»- 
jnaittanoes of money, should be sent to S Bt. 
Pown, Esq., Trewnrer— fame addresa. 

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Hie hmrTMltniljr fa plenteoais bat the labour- 
m are few: prav ye therefore tbe Lord of the 
harTest,th«t he will send forth labourers into bia 
barresL— Matt. ix. 37, 38. 

What doth it profit, niy brethren, though a man 
my he iuUb fiiith. and have not workH? Can Caith 
mw him? If a brother or Aister be naked, and 
(lestitate of datlj food, and one of you my unto 
them. - Depart in peace, be ye warmed and ftlled.** 
BotwithalaQdinir ye giro them not those things 
wWdi are needful to the body, what doth it 
profit? Even so faith, if i^ath not worka» ia 
dead, being alone^^amea in: 14 — 17. 

Then is aore eril which I hate wen under the 
HID. Msw^ riches kepi for tiie uwDors Uiereof to 
their hurt. Bat those richett perif^h by evil tra- 
vsfl; and he begetteth a son. and there is nothing 
la his hand. An he oame forth from hi?* mother's 
vomb, naked shall he return to go as be came, 
•sd shall take nothing for his lslK>ur. which he 
ms; carry awaj in his hand. And this also ia a 
wre eril, that in all points as he came, so nhall he 
fo; ssd what profit hath he that hath laboured 
for the wind? All his days also he cateth in 
(ktrkness, and he hnth much soirow and wrath 
tith his sickness.— Eocles. t. 13—17. 


The greatest, incomparably the great- 
est, want of the Churcn in behalf of its 
^118 and daughters, and all their schools 
CTeat and small, is the gift of the Holy 
%>irit, to sanctify them to Qod, and to 
make them a blessing to the world. 
But the Church must have the bread to 
put into the mouths of the hungry, and 
the raiment to clothe the naked, where 
tbe Lord calls his Peters and his 
Andrews to leave their all and follow 
him and be fishers of men. She must 
aid, where necessary, her candidates for 
the ministry. Ana the Church must 
famish her Pauls and her Johns with 
the hired house and the parchments 
they n^ to teach and dispute daily, 
when her young men come to give at- 
t«Ddanoe to reading, to exhortation, to 
doctrine. She must assist her teachers 
in their work. Hence the gifts of money 
from the brotherhood on earth are es- 
sential, as well as the gifts of grace from 
the throne on high. Man can not do 
^thout Qod's grace, and Qod will not 
do without man's money. In the sys- 
tematic and admirable arrangements of 
the Qeneral Assembly this is the period 
when ypur contributions to the Lord's 
e^nse are to be appropriated especially 
to Education. The Board has* not 
Raised a solitary pro(>er and deserving 
applicatioxi of any kind for aaustaDce, 

during the year, and has granted extra 
appropriations to the most needy. 
Now, nas it misunderstood the spirit of 
the Presbyterian Church? Shall it say 
to those who have trusted to its pledges 
in behalf of the Church, "Be ye clothed 
an^ fed," and, notwithstanding, ^ive 
them nothing? We have avoided 
making special calls during the year, 
that the method of the Assembly might 
be interfered with as little as possible, 
and in the full belief that when our 
time should come, the people of God 
would not withhold from this Board 
what it needs for the Church's work. 
We are fast reaching the bottom of our 
treasury. We ask of every minister 
and elder, Has your congregation yet 
remembered the ipants of the students 
for the ministry f Did it make a col- 
lection for the school fund on the Thurs- 
day of prayer; and if not, cannot some 
contribution also be sent to it? We 
ask of each church, and of private in- 
dividuals who are able to help us, a 
cordial gift to Education, that the pre- 
sent apprehensions may be removed, 
and that we maybe spared the. necessity 
of special calls. 

Thoughts after a Period of Special 

:,God takes naany ways to rouse the 
stolid heart of man to attention in mat- 
ters of religion. Some are extraordinary. 
Every dap of thunder, ev^ry blighting 
frost, every arrow that flies by day, 
every pestilence that walks in tbe dark, 
is a monitor. Some are more regular. 
So he frames the ordinances of the 
Church. The stream of daily emotion 
and duty was of old broken in upon, 
and increased, by the appointments of 
morning and evening worship ; the ap- 
pointments of the day by those of the 
Sabbath ; those of the Sabbath by those 
ot the new moons and feasts of the 
seasons; these by the septennial im- 
pulses ; and those long periods by the 
jubilee. In the Christian dispensation 
we observe bomeof these still remaining, 
with moreover the sacraments, and oth^ 
evidences of the same abiding necessity. 
Oh, by how nsany methods, in his prov- 
idence, and by the working of his Holy 
Spirit, he sayt: "Little (Mdreo, keep 

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yourselves from idols," cease from 
means and forms, whose breath is in 
their nostrils; come ye, walk in the 
light of the Lord. 

The Church follows the finger of God. 
She lays the utmost stress on the ne- 
cessity of the training of the child in 
the way he should go, on the sacred 
duties of the parent, the teacher, the 
pastor, which are as vital to the germi- 
nation of the seeds of grace as the sunlight 
and the dew. But with these alone how 
•mall would be the harvest! And so 
she calls upon all Israel at times to leave 
their ordinary pursuits, and join to- 
gether in calling upon the Lord for a 
rain, the great rain of his strength. 

We have recently spent a great season 
of united prayer for the young, and all 
iiie instrumentalites of their culture. 
In some churches and schools, or larger 
institutions, revivals of religion have 
followed. In others the Lord has put 
tbeir tears into his bottle. " Are they 
not in His book ?'* He has reserved the 
apparent answer. In others, probably 
the majoritv of cases, the preceptor, the 
pastor, or the observant parent nas wit- 
nessed the evidences that the Spirit is 
walking in their midst. And now what 
remains to be done? There are some 
plain duties, among them the following: 

Look for, expect confidently, a bless- 
ing. " thou of little faith, wherefore 
didst thou doubt?" "Be not afraid, 
only believe." " Said I not unto thee, 
that, if thou wouldest beheve, thoti 
■houldest see the glory of God ?" 

Watch particularly for the indications 
of the work of the Spirit in any hearts, 
and by judicious private conversations, 
by suitable means otherwise, by specisd 
prayer to God for such, endeavour to 
kinclle the flame, so that their own evil 
natures,^ and the lips of the devil, will 
not blow it out. 

Be much more assiduous in the use 
of all the ordinary means of cultivating 
the mind and the heart of the young 
nnder your influence. Seek to train 
them in the way in which they should go. 

Practice is mightier than precept ; ex- 
ample more successful than admonition. 
We must not only " point to heaven," 
but " Uad the way." 

And it is hard to hope for much reli- 
gious interest among the youth of a 
Shurch whose prayers are cold, whose 
professors consume upon their own lusts 
the gold and the silver that they with- 
hold from the Lord, who have no knowl- 
edge and no heart for the advancement 
of what (Jod's people are doing for his 
glory in the earth, whose children, if 
converted in name, would be as unprofi- 

table for any use of the Master as their 
fathers. How can God bless such a 
church ? Verily, he will not ! But on 
the other hand, he will come upon them 
in an hour when they know not, arid 
(whatever the eulogies of weak-hearted 
pastors, and the falsehoods upon their 
tombstones,) will cut them asunder, and 
appoint them a portion where there shall 
be weeping and gashing of teeth. 

Of JesiLs Christ, ana through Him^ 
and to Him, are all things; to whom be 
glory forever. Amen. 

Tusonlnm College, East Tennessee. 

Through the i#rtheast corner of Ten- 
nessee, where it meets the state of Vir- 
ginia and North Carolina, there sweeps, 
on the same general course, the contin- 
uation of the splendid Shenandoah Val- 
ley. It is a part of the great diagonal 
thoroughfare of the Union. Its soil is of 
the richest, and the neighbouring moun- 
tains have been filled by the Creator, for 
ends which are not beyond our discern- 
ment, with vast deposits of the most 
useful metals and with bituminous coal. 
From various parts of the North, and 
from Europe, population is beginning to 
flow there, rine herds of cattle and 
sheep are beginning to occupy its health- 
ful and abundant pastures. The inhabi- 
tants nave fought for the government of 
their fathers with a determined courage 
and perseverance deservinc the lasting 
honour and gratitude of the people of 
the North, and of all their loyal com- 

Now these brave people, who have 
been beggared by sucn great sacn- 
fices, who have given the lives of so 
many of their best and dearest for their 
country, and not less for their religion, 
have come to ask us for pecuniary help? 
to re-plant the Presbvtenan institutions, 
which were one chief means of inspiring 
their noble patriotism and their faithful- 
ness to the truth. We commend their 
cause to the liberality of all who have the 
means to aid them ; and will glaoly 
receive at oui treasury anv contributions 
for them. The Rev. W." B. Eankin is 
their agent Now is the time to grant 
them assistance, and to permanently 
^ndow some of the professorships ^ 
Tusculum and Washington Colleges. 

Fish worth Catching. 

If the reader has been interested in 
the German population of our country, 
he will probably remember something 
of the remarkable character and success* 

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fa] labour* of the first German colpor- 
tear of the American Tract Society, Mr. 
Leger Ritty. He may, possibly, some- 
where in the West, have shaken his 
strong, warm hand, and listened to the 
fervent utterances of his broken English. 
This man had been a Roman Catholic. 
an old soldier of Napoleon Bonaparte, 
and was one, who, when he found in 
J«a8 "a leader and a commander/' 
served him with a true martial enthu- 
siasm, courage and energy. He heartily 
despised the grovelling sensualists, and 
the proud, wily rationalists, but he was 
all on fire to save the zealous and sincere 
Roman Catholics of his people. In a 
little volume recently published by the 
Tract Society, (" Twenty Years among 
the Colporteurs,'*) we find the following 
report of an illustration by which he 
explained his ideas. "Dis city is like 
one bi^ pond full of all kinds of feash. 
One kmd of feash in dis here pond is de 
mad- sucker. He shtick close on de 
bottem mit his nose in de mud, and de 
eoshpel net all time shlip right over 
him. But by hart work you can dig 
him out, and ven you bring him up you 
find him good for nottin. Dis is de man 
who love de world and make money his 
got. Anauder kind of feash is de ale. 
(eel) He be very shly and cunning, 
bat ven you work mit him in de right 
way, den you catch him ; but ven you 
have him, you not can hold him mit 
botir hands and feets; he sblip all away 
and get back to his hole a^ain. Dis is 
de rationalist, and his Got is de raison, 
(reason.) But anauder kind of fish is 
de pike. He be large, shtrong feash, and 
?ery hard to catch him. Dis feash, when 
you have him, is de best feash in dc 
world. Dis is de Catolick." The ear- 
nest and deep-thinking race from which 
thi-i old soldier comes, oucht to be prayed 
for by Christians; ana great efforts 
ebould be made to bring them and their 
children under the influences of true 
religion. Our German schools, and 
theological seminary at Dubuque, are 
but the beginning of what we ought to 
do as a Church. Something has been 
accomplished during the past year. But 
how many more towns are there where 
a German school might be collected, 
which the Board would gladly aid to 
snpnort: or at least how many children 
might be gathered into Sabbath -schools, 
who now are growing up under the cor- 
rupting influence of the beer saloon, the 
tea-garden, or the confessional. Faith- 
ful pastors, and active laymen, may find 
among snoh abundant and profitable 

Oiying to the Churoh of Ghritt an 
evidenoe of Loye to Christ. 

A recent General Assembly sent out 
with its authority the following senti- 
ments in regard to the vital relation 
between genuine love to the Redeemer 
and the giving of our gold and silver to 
advance the eflbrts lor the salvation of 
men, a work for which He gave not what 
was insufficient and poor like earth's 
most precious metals or gems, but bis 
own precious blood. Since he has so 
constituted his Church as to "need" our 
giXts ior its extension, how does a heart 
tliat truly loves Jesus rejoice to be able 
to lay these earthly things at his toet. 
Shall it believe his words and not give? 
Shall it pray and not give? Shall it 
fear his anger and not give? Shall it 
hope for the Great Day of the saints' 
triumph and not give? Shall it know 
that millions of men stretch to it their 
dying hands, lift to it their dying cries, 
and not give? No! Jesus who hast 
loved me, and given thyself to purchase 
pardon and heaven for me, give me grace 
and faithfulness to use what thou liaat 
put into my hands so as to glorify thy 
name ! Freely 1 have received, freely I 
will give. 

•' Giving is an expression of love and 
attachment to our Redeemer and of zeal 
for his cause. It is a Christain grace, as 
^ell as a necessity laid upon us by the 
j objects of benevolence. Covetousness is 
lain — it is sellishness, idolatry — which 
llote to God is expected to counteract 
I and overcome. Other things being 
equal, giving is in no small degree a 
I measure of that love. Where there is 
an absence of this grace we have a right 
to inquire where is the love, the zeal lor 
Christ and his cause, which should en* 
title the individual or the church to the 
Christian name? What does a proles- 
sion profit that says, Be warmed, and Be 
filled, and yet provides not those things 
necessary? Is it not t<> be expected 
that God will forsake and leave unblcssied 
those churches which neglect to honour 
him in this respect? And that when 
they return to him and bring in the 
tithes, he will return to them and open 
the windows of heaven and pour out a 
blessing? As, therefore, we need bless- 
ings — spiritual blessings, as we would 
show forth our love to God and his cause, 
and furnish means for its promotion, we 
are called upon to abound in this grace. 
" In order to the right performance of 
the obligation resting upon us as a Church, 
your Committee feel that the first thing 
necessary is, that sysLeinatic benevolence 
be carried back of an obligation on the 

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churches, to the consciences of individual 
Christians. Let every one feel that he is 
called upon to act in this matter by 
virtue of the profession of his faith in 
Christ, just as he is called upon to live a 
life of prayer, and that in order to do ife, 
it must be made a matter of principle, a 
matter of plan or system, and not left to 
impulse or the inftuence of appeals on 

"As this is a Christian grace, all 
Christians need to be exhorted to abound 
in it, not merely that large amounts may 
be gathered, but that tne members of 
the Church may have the opportunity 
of manifesting their love to Christ. We 
want the mites, the small offerings of the 
poor, as well as the larger ones of the 
rich, for the sake of the love and prayers 
that go with them, and as an exercise of 
a grace which is fostered by action. 
The Church greatly needs more givers, 
than it does large gifts." 

Eeaewad Streng^L 

There are limes in the experience of 
every Christian when he is utterly cast 
down with difficulties and with doubts 
as to the course of duty. A young be- 
liever is then in great danger of consid- 
ering these trials to be not the chasten- 
ing of a Father, preparing him for highef 
usefulness, but the tokens of displeasure 
as to his course. In some such cases thoi 
hand of the Church affording her sus- 
tenance, has stirred the souls of young 
men with double gratitude; not only 
because their pressmg wants have been 
relieved, but because they have recog-^ 
nized in the method of it the evidence 
of divine approbation, and the pledge of 
renewed comforts and increased strength. 
The following extract of a letter from a 
student to whom the Board has granted 
aid, illustrates this. He says : 

" Now that I have yielded to the ad- 
vice of esteemed and experienced friends 
in being placed under the care of the 
Presbytery and Board, I feel happier and 
stronger; for. a short time ago, having 
exhausted my savings, I was about to 
leave college, and remain away until I 
koould return with sufficient means to 
complete my collegiate studies. But 
God, who has guided me, even in my 
short Ike, through many dark places, 
has opened for me another way. 1 trust 
that I have 'committed my way unto 
the Lord/ wholly, and I hope always to 

gD on rejoicing in Qod through Jesus 
hrist, in whom I have founa life and 

FEBRUARY, 18G7. ' 

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WILLUM MAIN, Treaturer, 

LetUrt and Ooimnmnictttion$ in regard to th» o6- 
jeeUof ths BOARD OF EDUCATION may bo ad- 
dressed to Rer. VfiLLUU Spuo, D.D^ Correspond- 
ing Secretary, or to Rev. Thomas McCaulbt, Ahsis- 
tant, No. 907 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Remit- 
tancM of fnoney should be made to William Maiv, 
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the mimber reoebred during the year 
sixteen, and the whole nomber twenty- 
two. Mr. W. Qftmble mentions t^t » 
young ChinMnaa from Singapore had 
been baptized at Shanghai, and the Rev. 
D. D. Green r^xirts the baptism of 
,two oen verts at lang-z, on the 16th of 
December, by the Rev. Tsiang Nying- 
Ewe, and two at Hangdiaa on the 2d 
of the same month* The Rev. A. W. 
Loomis refers to the baptism of a Chinese 
convert in Son Francisco, by the Rev. 
Mr. Vrooman, of the American Board, 
at present living in that city. This con- 
vert has been long a regular attendant 
at the mission chapeL 

Seiunole Mission.— The Rev. J. R. 
Ramsay lately made a very interesting 
visit to the Seminole Indians, amongst 

BM^Biit InteOigvioei 

Missios HoxTSE, New York, \ 
March 15th, 1867. J 
The latest bates of lettess received 
are as follows : — ^ 

Chippewa, Febnuuy ISttu 
Omahft, Febnuurj 11th. 
Creek, Febroary 17th. 
Sen Francieoo, Febfroaiy 8th. 
TuDgchow, Norember aoth. 
Shanghai, December 84th. 
Haagehaa. December 18th. 
NiDgpo, December 29d. 
Bangkok, December flHh. 
Mfnpoory, Janoarj ITUu 
Boorkbee, JantiarT 21at. 
Sabetho^ Jaanary Slat 
Laber, January 4th. 
Coiiaco, December 18th. 
HeDn>vi% Jaoaavy 10th. 
Bio de Janeiro, Janoary 24th. 
Sao Paal<\ Jaouary 18th. 
Bogota, January 18tb. 

Notices op Missionaries. — The Rev.'l whom he had been formerly settled as a 
L W. Loomift arrived at San Francisco, ! missionary. He was received with great 
February 2d. The Rev. 8. R. Honse, j friendship, and his pre4ching services 
M. D., and his wife arrived at BtDgkok, j were marked by much deep feeling. He 
December 20th. Mr. B. V. l(. James and i expected soon to visit them again, and 
Mr. £. Boeklen arrived at Monrovia on,i to reorganize the Seminole church. The 
the 17th of December. The arrival alsoii Executive Committee have given tb^r 

of the Rev. H. W. Erskine, at Monrovia, 
is reported in the newspapers. Mr. 
James reports the death, on the 20th of 
September,, of Miss Catharine L. Strobel,^ 
for several years his assistant in the 
school, a faithful labourer, who has no 
doubt entered into the joy of her Lord., 
Xhe Rev. K H. Nassau, M. D., and 
his wife had returned from Codsoo to 


tas, Brazil, the Rev. E. N. Pires reports 
his having admitted to the communion 
of the church at the dose of the year 
twenty-xiine persons, making the nuaabw 
leoei^^d by thaA chureb in the year 
forty-nine, and its whole number sixty, 
He also baptized fifty-eigjht perpons, 
psr^Us and chiklxfiA. The Rev^ A« L. 
BbtdLfbrd' speaks of two persons being 
admitted to the church at Sao Paulo, on 
the last Sabbath of Deoemherj lualmi^ 

approval to his removing to the Semi- 
nole district, for the present, in order 
to enter on regular missionary work 
amongst that tribe. 

Creek Mission.-*A great desire exists 
among the Creeks for the Scriptures, 
Hymn Books, and other works ; this is 
strongly set forth in the late letters of 
the missionaries. The plans of edueation 
are not yet settled, but in thsmesA time 
the Rev. W. S. Robertson can give in- 
struction in a day-school, while prepar- 
ing some needed works for the press» 
Mrs. Robertson writes on the 11th of 
February, "Eighty. adults and children 
gathered into our Sabbath-school yes- 
terday, collared and Indian, and the 
eagemesemsAiiested in learning to read, ' 
and repeating the catechism, would have 
been cheering to those who sent us 

Omaha ^iumoM.-^Us. Sl 0. Lea n* 

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porta a good deal of sickness in the mis- 
sion families, and among the scholars 
during the year, and five of the scholars 
had died ; they were quite young. The 
number of scholars was sixty-four on 
the Ist of January. There is a growing 
interest among the Omahas in the edu- 
cation of their children, Mr. Lee says, 
and these Indians are slowly advancing 
in civilization. Some fruit is visible of 
ibn religious interest, which existed, 
about a year ago. There are discour- 
agements in the support of a large school 
on the frontiers, however, and faith is 
needed in order that the difficult work 
may be done aright 

Questions and Answers. 

(QmiiTVued from Vol. TYu.,page 276.) 


Mission ABY. Our attention has been 
called to an editorial article in a late 
number of a newspaper published in 
Kentucky. We have read it with sur- 
prise and regret. Forbearing to make 
any comments on its injurious personal 
remarks, we quote the following para- 

"It is a singular illustration of the 
spirit that now pervades the Church, 
that the oflfer of Mr. , after the restor- 
ation of his health, to return to his work 
in India, should have been rejected by 
the Board of Foreign 'Missions, though 
both he and his brother missionaries in 
India earnestly plead for a year or more 
that he should be sent back." 

In reply to this allegation we insert 

here the letter addressed to Mr. , 

concerning this matter. (We omit the 
name of the missionary, as we cannot 
suppose he is a party to the above 

New York, March 15th, 1864. 

Rev. , 

JMy Dear Bro.: — Your letter to the 
Committee, of the 8th inst., was duly 
received, and it was read and considered 
at their meeting yesterday. 

The conclusion reached by the Com- 
mittee is, that it is not expedient to send 
you back to India at present 

They think that longer time should be 
taken for testing your recovery, especial- 
ly as your illness was so peculiar, and as 
it had become chronic. They are appre- 
hensive that it may have been at first 
attributAbJe in some measure to a con- 
stitutional tendency to such disease, 
developed by a change of climate ; or, if 
not, that it may havQ become so seated 
in your system as to return readily, if 
you should be too soon subjected to the 
severe pressure of the climate of India. 
Ample time should be allowed, in their 
"judgment, for showing that you would 
not probably be again laid asiae from the 
missionary work if you went back to it 

The Committee quite concur in your 
suggestion that brethren of experience 
and knowledge of the language, other 
things being e<^ual, should be first sent 
out; and their consideration of your 
request was marked by sincere sympathy 
for you, and best wishes for your useful- 

With kind regards to yourself and 
family, Yours very truly, 

The Work of Missions at Fntteh- 

The Rev. Messrs. Brodhead and Kel- 
logg, their wives, and seven native 
Christian helpers, form the goodly com- 
pany of missionary labourers at the Bur- 
pore part of this station. Mr. Kellogg, 
the junior missionary, has had the charge 
of the high school, having an average at- 
"fendance of two hundred and sixty 
scholars. Of this he has sent a very satis- 
factory report, which we hop^ to see 
printed in the Record^ or Ihreign Mis- 
sionary. Mr. Brodhead sends also a good 
report of other matters, which we here 
insert unabridged. Looking at our lim- 
ited space, we took up this paper in order 
to select extracts from it, but we think our 
readers will prefer to see it j ust as it stands. 

A sower went forth to sow; and when 
he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, 
some fell upon stony places, and some 
among thorns ; but others fell into good 
ground, and brought forth fruit These 
words may be used to indicate the mis- 
sionary's work and its result, wherever 
he may be placed. Perhaps a right ex- 
ercise of faith would lead the Church to 
demand from her representatives no 
oth^r account of stewardship than this, 

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bat, demanding more, she tacitly admits 
the obligation to share in any numilia- 
tion which the review of her servants' 
kbours may awaken, as well as to rejoice 
in any evidence that may be found that 
God's blessing rests upon us. 

If there is anywhere upon missionary 
ground a possibility of astonishing the 
world with the record of brilliant achiev- 
menta, or of breaking out of the old 
courses, and inaugurating plans and 
methods which should eclipse all that 
bad been previously attempted, it must 
be in other lands than this. Hence but 
Utile variety can be looked for in suc- 
cessive reports; we can only tell that 
seed has been sown, and that oftentimes 
when we trusted that it had b^en re- 
ceived into good ground, the result 
proved that it had iallen upon stony 
places and among thorns. 

We mention with gratitude that while 
our work has been carried on with much 
more than the usual amount of sickness 
in our families, we have not been called 
upon to mourn the loss of any of our 

The work which has come under my 
sapehntendence durins the year may be 
classed under the heaas of the District, 
the Bazar, the Native Church, and Vil- 
lage Schoc^ 

Owing to continued illness in our 
families no extensive itinerations we^ 
made last cold season. We reached, 
however, large masses of the population 
at the three cities of Makhanpore, Sin-"* 
franpore, and Barpore, the latter near 
the city of Furruknabad. In company 
with the catechists and Script ure-rea^er% 
twelve or fourteen in number, we preach- 
ed to thousands of people at these fairs, 
and the message was heard with a ffood 
degree of attention. Perhaps one of the 
most marked facts in our intercourse 
with the people, is the avowal of their 
convictions tnat India will in time be- 
come Christianized. Even the learned 
Pandits and Gurus, whose hopes of ob- 
taining a livelihood rest upon the con- 
tinuance of the people in gross darkness, 
are free to aamit that Hinduism is 
doomed, and that the religion which is 
<^ supplant it, is not that of the Vedan*' 
tists, or of Mohammed, but it is the re- 
li^on of the Bible — the relijgion of 
Christ. At the Sinframpore me&, where 
multitudes were assemoled to worship 
Gunju, this avowal was distinctly made 
by an intelligent Pandit, and it is heard 
repeatedly. Another significant fact is, 
the altered treatment shown by the 
people towards native Christiana. The 

families living in the city hsTve frequent- 
ly called my attention to this, and say 
that far more respect b shown them 
now than formerly. Catechists are still 
living at this station who, in attempting 
to preach in the villages round aoout, 
were saluted with stones and mud ; and 
long after these hostile demonstrations 
had ceased, the converts to Christianity 
were regarded by their former co-reli- 
gionists as the offiBCcuring of the earth ; 
now the cases are rare where they are 
not respected by their Hindu and Mo- 
hammedan neiglbbours, and left unmo- 
lested. Doubtless this is due in some 
measure to the fact of all classes being 
able to claim protection from the au- 
thorities, and yet, were the nativea ill- 
disposed toward the native Christians 
they might do much to harass them 
without being amenable to the laws. 

In connection with work in the Dis- 
trict, the labours of the colporleurs may 
be noticed. Two have been employed 
during the year. They have laboured 
in the Furrukhabad distiict, and, in 
connection with the work of former 
years, have carried the gospel to every 
town and village within its bounds. It 
has been deemed advisable to restrict 
the distribution of the Scriptures to 
actual sales, at a nominal price, conse- 
cjuently fewer copies have been put 
in circulation than in former years, out 
some improvement in purchasers is 
noticed, and it is believed that such 
copies as are boufl;ht will be more care- 
fully preserved than if they had bectfi 
received gratuitously. 

The Bazar. 
I have been enabled to go to the 
Bazar quite regularly in the morning, 
accompanied by two catechists and two 
Scripture readers. These have also 
preached occasionally in the evening. 
The attendance at the preaching-places 
has been very good. Each morning 
seldom less than fifty, and often more 
than one hundred, listened attentively 
to the word spoken. I think it would 
be a moderate estimate to place the 
number of hearers during the year at 
twenty thousand. As a general thing 
those known as the "better class" do 
not stop to listen to the preaching in the 
Bazar, but I have sometimes seen one or 
more of these halting on the outskirts 
of the crowd, and, perhaps with heads 
turned in another direction, as if to 
mislead any who might see them in this 
equivocal position, listening to the words 
that fell from the preacher's lips. One 
of our best Bazar preachers, a catechist 
I of many years' standing, has been lost 

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to the mission on account of some aber- 
ration of mind. He wandered away 
from his family some months ago, and 
nothing that can be relied upon has been 
heard concerning him. 

Th^ Church. 

The usnal Sabbath and week-day ser- 
Tices have been continued, the latter 
having been conducted by Mr. Kellogg 
and myself alternately. The number 
of communicants is forty. The congre- 
gation averages one hundred. But one 
adult has been added to the church 
during the year by baptism. This is 
a young Mohammedan, the second of 
the family who have been received to 
church membership. I trust the mem- 
bers of our little flock are making pro- 
gress m the knowledge and experience 
of divine things. A pleasing instance 
of simple piety is found in the case 
of Gopal, an aged man, who was bap- 
tized just e£tGr the meeting. He is 
regular in his attendance upon divine 
worship, and although upwards of 
^seventy years of age, he has learned the 
Roman diaracters in order to read more 
of our Christian literature. One day 
while talking with an inquirer, when 
this aged convert was sitting by, I said 
to him: "Well, Gopal, you have had 
iK>me experience of the value of the 
Christian religion, tell this man what 
you think of it in comparison with 
'Other religions." '* Other religions," he 
Teplied, " there acre no other religions ; 
l^iey are aX\ false, entirely false." This^ 
was the testimony of *one who once 
belonged to the sacred or firahmanical 
caste, and who was now seeking to iead 
a darkened soul to the light of the gos- 
pel. To show the efifect that Christian 
instruction is having upon different 
classes among us, an incident may be 
related of a vouth, not a Christian, in 
one of our village schools.. In order to 
^raw out his opinion, I asked him, '* If 
the Hindu and ^Mohammedan religions 
were not true, why did God give them 
f to mankind ?" His reply was, " God 
did not give them, they are from Satan." 

This incident will introduce the sub- 
ject of 

Village SchooU, ^ 

These are seven in number, and in 
connection with five superintended from 
Rakha, are supported by the Maharajah 
Dulip Singh. During the year about 
one hundred and thirty boys have at- 
tended the seven schools. A Bazar 
school of ft similar kind, located in the 
city, has about thirty scholars. In all 
these schools the boys have made good 

progress in the Scriptures, Scripture 
nistory, and the catechism, as well as in 
elementary secular studies. The case 
mentioned above is not a solitary one, 
where the boys seem to have lost all 
confidence in the religions of their fa- 
thers. Let us pray that they may be 
led to accept the reUgion of Christ. 

The review of the year shows us, as 
we trust it shows to others, our need of 
two things. 

We n^ heln from the Church at 
home. Two millions of human beings, 
the population of this one district are 
within reach of our efforts. Will not 
the Church regard this fact? Will not 
her young ministers, coming forth from 
her seminaries of learning, consecrated 
to do the Lord's work, sworn to follow 
the Master wherever he may lead ; will 
not the pious laymen of our Church, 
alike consecrated and sworn by the sa- 
craments in which they have partici- 
pated, ask themselves, "What is our 
daty in respect of this field?" The 
work is ready to the hand that will take 
it up. 

We need, the presence and power of 
the Holy Spirit Like the ship be- 
calmed in mid ocean, far above and 
beyond the efforts of man, we need the 
breath from on high, that shall send as 
on our course. Not less for ourselves, 
than for the perishing souls about us, 
^e these (juickening influences neces- 
sary, and if the Church that sent us 
forth will prajr in faith for the bestowal 
upon us of this gift, we know that the 
gift of men will not be withheld. 

Aug. Bbodhbad. 
' Iktrrukhabad, October Slsi, 1866. 

Enoooragement in Siaaa. 

The Rev. N. A. McDonald writes from 
Bangkok, under date of November 8th, 
1866, giving an interesting narrative 
of a Siamese convert, and other incidents 
of encouragement. 

I am happy to report to you, that we 
liave just been cheered by one of those 
mercy drops which show both the power 
of the grace of Christ to save souls, a&d 
his willinmess to do so. On Saturday 
evening, November 3d inst., our session 
examined Kru Keo, a native teacher in 
my emplov, and on Sabbath I baptized 
him and he was received into the fuU 
communion of the church. The history 
of his conversion is rather an i nteresting 
dne. Shortly after my arrival here, 
about six years ago, he, a young man 

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abont twenty-eight years oH, came and 
made application to be employed as a 
teacher. After some consaltation with 
the older members of the mission I re- 
ceived him. He had just a few weeks 
jjpeyiotts come ont of the priesthood, 
where be had ajent ten years, and had 
cot married. He is of Laos descent, 
oat having been bom here he may be 
considered Siamese. . . . 

[After four years, he left Bangkok, but 
meeting with afBictions he was led to 
give np Budhism and to embrace the 
Christian religion. Returning to Bang- 
kok,] he came to me and told me the 
state of his mind and asked to be re- 
ceived by baptism into the church. We, 
however, thought best to defer his case 
for three months, and at the next 
quarterly communion be was received. 
He has mnch more stability of character 
than the commcm Siamese. He is, also, 
comparatively young, and an excellent 
scholar in his own language, so that it 
may be hoped that he will one day 
preiih the gospel to his fellow country- 

We enter upon our new mission year 
with new encouragements. At our next 
eommunion we expect to receive at 
feast one more. Another encouraging 
feature of our work is, that our native 
members have started a prayer-meeting 
of their own. They attend all our 
weekly meetings, but m addition to that 
tbey have a prayer-meeting conducted- 
wholly by themselvei^ and meet twice a 
we^. This meeting was not suggested 
hj any member of the mission, and was 
in full operation before any member of 
the mission knew it. Our school, too, 
which has hitherto been a barren field, 
now promises to yield some fruit. 
Three of our largest and most promising 
boys profess to be Christians, and prom- 
m that they will soon unite witn the 
Chorch. We trobt that these tokens of 
God's presence lire but the beginning of 
that great work to be accomplisned 
here, when this nation shall be brought 
back and acknowledge their allegiance 
to King JesuB. Yours truly, 

N. A. McDoNAU). 

A. Visit to the fieaiiioleB. 

The Record of February contained 
extmcts from our letters, showing that 
the mission among the C^reeks was re- 
ooBmieBoed under interesting circum- 
itanoes. Our readers will now learn 
with ^essere that the missionary work 
ii agn b^gim acaong «be fiemonolsH. 

We insert here extracts from a letter df 
the Rev. J. R. Ramsay, dated Februaff 
3d, at Tallahassee, after his return from 
a visit to the Seminole district The 
narrative from which we take these 
extracts is one of great interest ani 
much encouragement. How remarkably 
has Gkxi blest the former labours of our 
missionaries amongst these poor Indians! 
And now a wide and eflfeotual door it 
set before them again, and there are ncfl 
many adversaries — indeed, not any have 
yet appeared ; but the agent, the chiefa, 
and others have Uius far shown a warm 
interest in the re-establishment of our 
missionary work. 

Leaving his family at Tallahassee, 
Mr. Ramsey set out <m this journey on 
the I5th of January, going first to the 
Creek agency. Here our missionary 
friends always find a warm interest in 
themselves and their work on the part 
of the efficient agent, Major Dunn, and 
the ladies of his family, who are excel- 
lent members of our Church. He met 
here also the respected agent of the- 
Seminoles, Major Reynolds, who ex- 
pressed much interest in his resuming his 
labours in that tribe. On the next day . 
he went on his way. 

Lodging in a Oreeh House — Lonely 
Way— 'Warm Welcome. 

About night I reached Deep Fork, 
where I lodged at the house of a Creek 
man who, though living in a very 
humble dwelling, was very kind. Hi 
had been South during the war, had lost 
nearly all his property, and was very 
poor, but such as he had he shared 
cheerfully with me. We talked of the 
dreadful war through which we had 
passed, of future prospects, of schools, 
and religion, sung hymns, read the woid 
of God, and prayed together. He of- 
fered me his bed to sleep on, but I 
declined his offer ^d slept on my 
blanket before the fire on the floor. 
Thursday morning I started before day, 
as I had full fifty miles to travel to 
reach the Seminole agency that day, 
but lost my way in the dark, and find- 
ing a fire where some Indians had 
camped, stopped by it till it was light 
enough to see the road. I then went 
on through a variegated country, some 
parts bemg beautiful prairie^ skirted 
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About noon I reached North Fork 
River, stopped and fed my pony, and 
then proceeded on for the Seminole 
agency, twenty miles distant. I'counted 
the long lonely miles, and at last came 
in sight of an extensive body of timber. 
As 1 approached nearer my attention 
was drawn to the sound of singing 
which I heard in the distance. I stopped 
to listen, and soon recognized one ot the 
old tunes which we used to sing in our 
meetings. It was dark, but I could not 
refrain from going to the place of sing- 
ing, as I felt pretty certain that they 

80 I turned my horse and went on until i 
came to the house where they were assem- 
bled. Some boys were in the yard and 
they recognized me at once, took my horse, 
ana told me to so in the house. It 
proved to be the house of Long John, 
the principal chiel I found him lying 
very sick with winter fever, but he 
seemed very glad to see me. I had 
scarcely time to speak to him when a 
messenger came from the house near by 
where the meeting was held, saying that 
an empty seat was waiting for me, and 
that I must come into the meeting. I 
followed him into a very crowded house, 
and joy seemed to light up every face as 
I entered. They had been expecting 
xne, and all were ready to give me a 
hearty welcome. Men, women, boys, 
and ffirls approached me as fast as the 
crowd would admit to give me a hearty 
shake of the hand They suns and 
sung and prayed, and shook hands, and 
even clapped hands, and thanked God 
for sending their beloved preacher back 
among them. They had met to pray 
for their sick chief, and very warm 

frayers did they put up in his behalf, 
expressed in a few words my pleasure 
at meeting them again, and seeing them 
so devoted to the religion which i used 
to teach them. . . 

Th€ Seminole O&wnJbry — Chwrch Mem- 

I stayed at the Seminole agency from 
Thursday night until the next Tuesday 
morning, and had several interviews 
with the agent. I found him disposed 
to be very friendly. We talked freely 
about the affairs of the Seminoles; 
they have a eood country, well timbered 
ana watereo, and good land. Their 
treaty gives them an area of 200,000 
acres. . . . Their country will be about 
thirty miles long from north to south, 
by ten miles wi& from east to west. . . 

The n^issionary work among the Sem- 
inoles has an advantage over that 
among the Creeks, in that they are more 

accessible, because oonfined to a small 
territory ; also because Presbyterian in- 
fluence is greater among them at pre- 
sent. I expect to visit them again the 
last Sabbatn in this month and organize 
a church, which, from the best in&rma- 
tion I can get, will number almost if not 
quite one hundred members. . . 

Interesting Religioue Services, 

I had the pleasure of preaching again 
at D. McGirt's, the largest house in the 
neighbourhood! Some had assembled 
before us, but they continued to pour in 
for nearly an hour, f^very seat and 
comer was crowded with people of all 
ages and sexes. The house was crammed 
and all could not get in, and stood round 
the door. I preached from Acts v. 31, 
on the Exaltation of our Saviour, and 
God was with us. We had a very at- 
tentive and apparently deeply interested 
audience, if we can jud^e by the tears 
that flowed and the sighs that were 
uttered, as the love, mercy, ana power 
of Christ were described. It was one 
of my happiest meetings. After ser- 
vices were ended about twenty-three 
^persons came forward to ask our prayers 
in their behalf. Notice. was given that 
I would return on the last &ibbath in 
February to hold a two-days' meeting, 
to organize a Seminole church, ordain 
elders, and perform marriages. Quite a 
number are waiting for the return of a 
minister to marry them publicly, to 
baptize candidates for church member- 
ship, and the children of believers, and 
to administer the Lord's Supper. There 
are many from other neignbourhoods 
who are expected to attend at that time. 
[The Seminole church has increased 
instead of diminishing during the 
war. The chieis were holding coun- 
cil, but adjourned on Saturday until 
Monday, as they never hold council on 
Sunday. On Monday I attended coun- 
cil, and heard the treaty read and inter- 

It is remarkable that the number of 
church members should have increased 
during the war, and remarkable also 
is the example of the Council in keeping 
the Sabbath. 

Mr. Ramsay afterwards paid a visit 
to one of the principal chie&, at his re- 
quest, Colonel Jumper, who lives fifty 
miles from the agency. By this Chris* 
tian man he was very warmly received. 
He also visited on his return to Talla- 
hassee the old Seminole Mission build* 
ingii, found the Prairie improvements 

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s^ staDding, but the Oak Ridge place 
all in ruins, except the orchard He 
viewed these desolations with a sad 
heart After reading these very inter- 
esting accounts, our readers 'will learn 
with pleasnre that the Executive Com- 
mittee have given their approval to Mr. 
Ramsey's returning, provisionally, to 
the mi88i<mary work among the Semi 



Ih February, 1867. 

Bnrap OP AiMJLrrr^—Pbv qf Lowimiderry— Second 
ch. Newbaryport, 13S. /^ of TVcjy— Park 
ch, Troy, 66 00 P&y of Afbanv—Kmenhoro 
ch m 5u; D B Judson lUO; UloverNville ch 
174; Amsterdam ch 20 M; Tribe* Hill ch 7 SS; 
State at ch, Albany, E P Durant 10; Johiw- 
tovn ch 100 737 60 

Bmo or Bofpalo. — /%y of Ogvifiiufrurg— Mor> 
rirtown ch 7 86. Pbjf of Oti%mm if wr— Wy- 
oming ch 37 65. Sab-aoh, to ed child at Cao- 
toii,32: Mcwcow ch 10; TuMarora ch 10 2ft. 
Pby vf Buffalo C%— Central ch, Biitfitlo, 77. 
/^ if Roehe«ter d^f—Virnt ch, Rocb^sten 
&0; Port Byron ch 32 46, 8ab-8ch 10 207 21 

tfnoD or K«w Yobk.— /^ o^ Hudvon^— Ooshen 
ch 73 13 ; Scotchtown ch 132 3^; Youngnville 
and JefTer^onTille ch 10. Pby of North Bivtr 
— Calrary ch, Newbiirg, mo con, 47; Marl- 
borough oh 38 90, mo con, 25 85, Sab>9ch 
12 87: Middle Hope ch 13 8.\Snb-(ich 3 78. 
i%y of Gm/Meeuwl— Bedford ch 72 fto ; Ist oh, , 
Tboinpaonville.32 26. Sab>m)h 10: Mt Kisco 
eh 2D,8at>-«ch 5: White Plains Sab-sch 13 68. 
Fbfof Long M<mdrSecond ch, Huntington, 
90; Huntiagton Soath ch 14 15, Rob't O Colt 
100, to con self Robt O Colt, jr, and Charles 
Craig Colt Life m«mher$'. Honthampton ch 
106. Pdy oT New For*— First ch, N Y, 260, 
mo con 202 80, 8Ab.«ch 21 73, Mission-aoh 
24 10: UoiTen*ity Place ch 2,011 13. mo con , 
116 60, Miasion-Mh (No. 1 18) 30; Forty-second 
Itch, mo oon, 31 9:), 8ab>9ch. for Japan, 100; " 
Brick ch. mo con, 108: Chelsefl ch, mo oon, 
46: Alexander ch, mo con, 3 60; 4th ch Sab- 
pch, N Y. to ed boy at Ningpo 6ft. Phi/ of NtM ' 
Torl^ -id— Scotch oh, mo oon. 1('7; Peelcskill 
dab-9ch for Boiiita «choO; Wf^stmin^ter oh, 
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mo eon. 61 71; Astoria ch, mo con 26 86; 8 
Third at ch, Williamsborg, mo con, 23 67 

4^166 42 

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46. ^tCtywK 26; 2d ch. Rah way. Sab- ech 1 26; 
l«t ch, Meiaohen. 37, mo con 13 13. Pby of 
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74 39; Chatham Village ch loO 75; 3d ch, 
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tncfe— Fourth ch, Trenton. 68, E B Fuller and 
wife ion; Penninp;ton ch, to con Jas Bur- 
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Bk>om<bary ch 13 18, 8ab-sch 10; Solebury ' 
cik 8 60; ifWectTii;« eh 2. i%y <ef Sutqu^^ 

AoftMo— Oanton eh 80; Orwell ch 23: Busb- 
Tille ch I; Rome oh 4; Terry town oh 5. P6y 
of Luzernt^mm oh. Manob Chunk. 134 32; 
White Haven oh 4. tSab-Moh 10: Eckley oh 
12 lu; Tamaqoa ch 20. Pty of BurUngUm— 
Tuckertonch6; ColumbunSab-sch 12. Ptfg 
of ifonmcmt/k— Jamesburv ch 'i7, ^Hb-wh 10; 
Hhrt* w^biiry oh. to con l^vid N Bvram and 
Wm Crjxson L\te me»iiim% 78 a:i{ Holnmn- 
Tille ch 6 1,776 5d 

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Seventh ob Sab-nch 8:) 64; 16th ch 'J9: Wet« 
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Friend 100, a Ladv 100, a Friend 20. Miss 
Delluye 2^ Mr In^am 26. Mrs H 1 Bi<Jai« 
60 -' 768 12; 4th ch Sab-soh to oon Misa 
Jane Mc Cool and MiM Maggie Marshall Lift 
meml»ert, «(•: Union ch 70. Pby of Phiiadel- 

\ phia CeMtfol—Second oh, half mo coll, 18 02; 
ColKKjkHink Sab-ech loO.InftSHb-ech 10. Pby 
of Phiiatietphia 2d— First ch, Norristown 
1U3 87: Ne8haminy oh 68 26; lal ch, Easton, 
38; BminRrd oh Easton. 44 26. Pby of Nett 
Outlt— Oxford chhb: Port Deposit oh 31 65, 
Sab-soh 28 69 ; Doe Run ch 10. Pby of Don&' 
170/— Marietta ch 31 76 ; Mt Joy ch 16. Pby 
of Huntingdon— BeWefonUs Sab-sch to con Rer 
A YeomanN Ltf« tuetuber, 64 60; li«t oh. Holli- 
daysburg Fern Miss'y Soio'y for GiHs' Orphan 
Asylum. Futtehgurh*, 76 09; Logans VaHer 
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Sab-soh 10 /t># o/ NorthumbtrUmd^Lew\»' 
burx ch 118 26; Look Haven S*h«ch 18 80; 
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ch. Baltimore, 8,932 60; Taney town oh IHO 20; 
Ellicoit's Mills Sab-sch to oon Miss Harriet 
H Newland Life member, 60; Patapsco Bab- 
Rch, for Corisoo, 30; Thinle Sab-soh 10: Mt 
Paran oh 6. Pby of Cb rW s Mercersburg 
ch 112 14, Sab-Mh 8 26; Upper Path Valley 
oh 92 10, Fern Miss'y Soo'y 72, Hab-soh 03 »j; . 
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Pittj*burgh 816 79; 4th ch, Pittsburgh 67 30; 
Qinonsburg oh 30; Temperanoeville ch 9* 
Pby qf BUH iMUt e Bealah ch 6: Ligonier oh 
40 60; Blairsvilla oh 130 60; Blairsville La- 
dies' Sem'y 46 76; Cross Roads ch 18 22; 
Johnstown ch 88 86. Pby qf Otorkm— Pit>ga)i 
oh 6 97 ; Greenville eh 16; Clarion ch 21 ; ISi-w 
Rehoboth ch 16; Elkton oh 10. Pby qf SaUs* 
6ia^— Ebeueier ch 24 72, 8ab«eh II 84: Ru- 
ral Valley ch 28 44. 1,447 79 

8tkoi» op Aixaoanrr^-Pby o/iltt^A«fiy— Bradyt 
Bend ch 30; Richland ob 6; Centre oh 29, for 
Tungohow sch 36 76; Concord ch 11 HO; 
North Butler ch 1 26; Rich Hill ch 12; Free- 
port oh 40; Bull Creek oh 8; Sorubgrass oh 
42. Pby of AUegheny O^— First ch, Alleghe- 
ny Sab^h to oon £dw S Blake, Jos H Bor- 
land, Jno W Morrison and Jad Day Life mem- 
60r«.l24 71; Manchester Sab-sch 14 65; Erne- 
wortli oh 6; Providence mission Su^j-soh 
for Corisco 26. Pby qf Bsovor— West field ch 
100; Clarksville ch 1 60. Pbyqf J?rie— Firat 
oh. Mercer 68 46; Georgetown ch 31 677 It 

Sthod op ViBMKun^— Pbyqf Wathtb%qton—ForkB 
of Wheeling ch, Wm Fargis 100. J McDonald 
20, R Carter 30, J Hervey 80, J Blayney 20, 
Mrs M Woods 8(H N P Atkinson 10, A WaddeU 
10, H M Hervey 10, D Bog^s 10, R 8 Hopkiot 
10, J W Brown 10, J Flack 10, Jno Bninl 10, 
J B Kelly 10, L Grier 10, T Y Hervey lo, ('on^ 
ooU 61,Sab-soh 11—372; latch. Wheeling lo;{i 
4th ch. Wheeling 30; Upper Buffalo ch 60: Eaai 
Butfulo oh 24 16; West Alexander ch 107 75; 
Hellidays Cove ch 80; ClayMVille ch 89 40, Sab- 
sch 6; Wellaburg ch 10 40; C*ross Creek ch 
102 38 ; Mt Prospect ch 30. Sab-sch 4 04. /%y 
of Sie0u6«nv<tt»-Richmond oh 16; Baoon Ridg« 
oh 16; East Springfield oh 21; Amsterdam 
ch 8 60; PlMMnt Hill oh 10; Oak Ridge oh 
11; WajAQ0barg eh 14; Bethlehem ch 28; 

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Big Spring •h 12; Fairmount oh 3. 
IfewlAabcn—Fleaatiai VMley ch K>; R«hob 
«h 8 70: Newton ch 8 30; Middle Sandy ch 18; 
Hobbard ch 10; Madibon eh 11, Unlcnown 1 30 ; 
OonfleldchZS. Pf>^ofStClair9vilU—9iC\Rirf*' 
TiUe eh 03 06, Sab-sch 4 60; Wheeling Valley 
oh SI 60; Short Creek ch 30 60: Crab Apple 
oh 67 60. Pby of Wett Virginia— Morg^niawn 
Ch68 6Q 1,866 47 

tyiroD OF OhiDw— fty qf Cblwm6u»— First ch, Co- 
lumbus 142 86, mo con 161 60, Sab«ch ino (le-^s 
10 for Record) — 383 (^ ; Lancaster ch 82 35 ; Mt 
Fleasant oh 10; London ch 12. Pby of Marian — 
La Rue oh 12; Mt Oilead oh 18; Marseilles 
Oh 12; Liberty oh 7 ; Crej^tline oh 16. P&y of 
^nesottto— Bethel ch7 16; Deerfield oh 11; 
Bush Creek eh 10. Pby of iNcAtand— Ash- 
land oh 8; HavesTille oh 12 60; Frederioks* 
town Sab^oh ib 78. Pby of JETocAJtijir— Athens 
oh 60 826 83.1 

SnroD or Saitoiiikt^— P&|r of iffeMgan— West- 
minster oh, Detroit 82 76; Lowrie Miss'y 
Soc'y, per R H MoCormiok, Tr 46 10; Hud- 
son oh 5. P6!V of JJVnimM— Delta ch 6; Na- 
F->1eon oh 14 M. Ptw qf i^^tiMilay— First eh, 
Indlay 43 6QU Vaa Wert Sab-sch 8; West 
Union oh 14 60; Enon Valley ch 6 52; Ottawa 
oh 6; Riley Creek ohl; Mt Blanohard ch 1; 
Forest oh 1 236 07 

8n»0D 0? CnronniATL— Pby qfCMZKeoMd— Wash- 
ington oh 26; Red Oak eh 6 60; Pissah oh 
126 60; Oreenfleld oh 86. /«y of Minmi^ 
Monroe oh 13i 3d oh, Dayton 40; la eh, XeniA 
68 16: Franklin oh 21; Dioks Creek oh 26; 
Middlotoiwii eh 13. Ply <{f Omannati-Qer' 
onth oh, Cincinnati mo eon 16 20; Cen- 
tral ch, Cincinnati 202 66; Feesburg oh 6; 
Bethel oh 17 60; Springaeld oh 76 96. Pby€f 
Oa^ortl— Camden en 8 60; Eaton oh 6 60, (less 
S8 66 College Corner oh or in error October.) 
Fby cf Sidnw— Buck Creek oh 8 676 11 

BnroD or ImnAirA.— Pbjy ^ Nmo iiftawy^Reho- 
both oh 10; JeflbrsonTiIle oh 47 66; Lironia 
oh 6 90; Paoli ch 1 66. Pfy of F inc «m e» 
Second oh, Vinoennes 27 60, Sab-sch 9 70; 
Mt Vernon oh 2 10. P(y <if JTodisofi— Madi- 
son Sab4oh 40: Hanorer oh 24 20. Pfw of 
ihdtonapoj^s— Third oh, Indianapolis 128, Sab- 
sch 100, Inft miss*n sch 11 ; Bloomington ch 
20; Union ch 0. Pty oT WhiU ffottfr— Ebe- 
neserohO 60; UnionoA21 464 10 

Stsod or NoftVBSur Iicsxaita^— P6y €f Logan$mjrt 
•—Lexington oh 12 20; Frankrort eh 20, Sab- 
toh 10; Bethlehem oh 6; West Union oh 
1 30. Pty of XoJto-South Bend oh 16 60; 
Sumptions Prairie oh 16 70; 1st oh, Goshen 
Sob-soh 60: Hebron oh 1 90. Pby cf Fitrt 
Vi^g^ns—Anbani oh 6: 1st oh, Kendal I Til le 
12; La Grange Sab-sch 3, Three liUle Bro- 
thers to sup Rot J H MyiPrsl 10; Eel River 
oh 6 60. /6y of Oflw/ordmWo— (ireencautle 
oh 11 81 : Crawfordsville ch 22 66. /% of 
J6meis— First oh, Indianapolis 271, Snb-Hch 
70, InTi soh 3; Isl oh, Munoie 28 40; New 
Castle oh 6 60 666 01 

gnioo or lunuMB^— Ay <tf JTofAmMa— Elm 
Point oh 6 60; Galum oh 6. Pby of Sanaa- 
fMm— Dooatur oh 114 48( 2d oh, Jacksonville 
ir 60; ProTidenco oh 60, Rot Jos Piatt 60. 
JFffy of PooH«— SeooTMl oh* Peoria 107 46; 
Prospeot oh 62 24; Toulon oh 5. Pby <yr 

. ^toominoton— Bloomington oh 16: num 
Bidge oh 7 7&. El Pmo ch 6 7&. Pby qf So* 
Ifns— Shawneetown oh 10 26, B C Swan lu; 
Wabash oh6; FlonohS 60 496 62 

Cnroo or Odoaoo^— Pftv of Sefn^er—lp^rsk oh 
tl. Pfty tf Boek iKoer— Dixon oh 87 79; 
Bpring valley oh 6. Pby of CWeooo— North 
Oh, Chfoago 186 30: Fullerton At oh 8ab-sch» 
Chicago 10; Kendall ch 3 25; Aurora ch 6. 
Pby of SuTiott— First ch. Princeton 84 61; 
Genesoo ch 6. Pby qf H1(ut«ii— First ch, 
Monmouth 43 66, Sab-sch 16 36: North Hen- 
derson oh 87; Yoong Amorioa oh 6 462 85 

oh 4 72: Delafleld eh 4 13. Pby of Wtnno- 
booo-T-Kilboum oh 7; Depere oh 16 86; 
1st oh, Fond du Lac Sab-sch 11 61 216 86 

STiroD or St. Paui-— Pby of St Pkwtf— Westmin- 
ster oil, MinuMDolls 61 40, Sab^h 18; Ma- 
dina oh 2 26. PSjf of Cfuppewa—Vf 'inon% ch 
40 16, Saboch 10; Galesville oh 2, Sab^ch for 
Shanghai soh 8; Lansing Sab-sch 3; Chippe- 
wa Falls ch 6 76. Ptty of S Ifiimwofa— First 
oh» Rochester Sab^oh 5; StewartsriUe ch 4 

164 56 

Sthod of Iowa— Pby ef OBdor— Summit ch 10; 
Long Grove ch 6; R L Adams 2; Mt Vernon 
ch 11; Linn Grove ch 21 ; Tipton ch 38; NY 
SeUle't 4 66. PBiy <^ DM^iuotfe— Independence 
ch 22. Pby qf Fort Dodge—Virti oh, Fort 
Dodge 6 119 6ft 

Sthod or Sourmmr Iowa— Pby pf Jotsa—Bound 
Grove oh 18; Trenton on 4. Pby ^ Dm 
ifoines— Osksloofta Sab-sch 8: Indianola oh 
10; Hartford dh 6. Pby of Mimmri River^ 
Brown ville ch 20. Pby of PbtrAsM— Washing- 
ton ch 10; Bethel ch 3 15; "Fairfield ch 7; 
Shiloh oh 6; Ottumwa oh 8; Birmingham ch 
14 75 ' 113 90 

Sthod or MisaouiL— Pby of Palmyr»-8helby- 
Tilleob5; Rev A Steed and wife 6. Pby of 
fTyaeonda— Kirksville oh 5, Sab-«oh 1 16 00 

Sthod or Kihtucktw— Pby of LoutsviOo— Col- 
lege St ch, LniiisTilie, 172 75: flhelbyville oh 
6a Pbif of 3fuA;0nburgh-Hopkinsvflle Sab- 
sch 6 66. Ptw of £6en€zer— Washington ch 
60; FlemingsDurg oh 19 85; Rev J P Hen- 
driok and wife 80 338 26 

BiHOD or Wmooi 
Sac ch 46 24. 
Miiwaaklo Ut Ist 

nr^^^Pby tf Done— Prairie du 
Pby </ JffiMMniAie-North oh, 
- Oil. BdottaOi.41; Ottawa 

Total roooiTod froai ohurohooi I20.4SI oft 

Lmaohs.— Legacy of Wm M Edgar, dec'd. Rain 
way, N J, less tAX 470; Estate of David Boyd, 
M D, decU Saratoga oo, N Y 200; Est»teof 
Sam*l Garrett, dec'd, Philav^ 700 — 1,370 (less 
260 expense of Bostwick Will). 1,^20 00 

Sthod or RiroaMXD PamiTmiAH Cbvkor — Sala- 
ries of two Missionaries 600; Premium on 
goM 334; Salary Rev D Herron 300; Scholar- 
ships 825; Native Assistants 866: Dehra sch 
building 1,966 02 4,260 OS 

MoosLLAHsoiis.— Bel CoBt*b Soti'y, Princeton 
Theo SemV B^; Frionds for missions among 
the Laos ^QOO; Ricli'd Wall, Pine Ridge, for 
Africa 15; Col G Loomis 10; Miss Afill? 60; 
Mr and Mrs Wm Porter 10; Rev. Wm Mo- 
Gookin 6; A B K for Laos Mission 80; Chas 
M Hamilton, Mo, 16 ; N C Thompson. Rock- 
ford, 111, 100; Robert Halsted, N f.100: New- 
ton, N J, per Rev J L Nevius, for Hang Chow 
40; Richard Biydenburg to con Rev Jas S Sin* 
clair Lffe Member 30; Rev J A Puts 2: J W 
Beck. First Fruits, 7; G T Olyphant iOO; H 

■» B C 1; Mary Vance 5: J P V 6; Mx-s S Blau^ 
velt, Spring Valley, N Y, for Corisco. 6; St 
Augustine oh, Fla, 26 65; Rot T S Childa. 
D.D. 25; Mrs Childs 6; Rot Geo Ainslie and 
wife, Rochester, Minn, 6: E C, Fairhill lu; 
X for Africa 2,600: 8 and E MoC, Tonally, N 
J, 10; Wand C H 2; Hattie J Brown K) : Sixth 
St Sab-soh, New Orleans 1 ; 2d (}er ch. New 
Orleans 5; Rev W R Meroer 4; Mrs Margar 
ret McFarren, Cambridge, O, for India 6; 
LitUe Ettie, Bfbfes for heathen 60 cts; Miss 
Sarah Lerering. Harford, Md,6; Rot W F 
Morgan, Rural Valley, Pa, to con Mrs Mary 
H Morean Life Member »: A Friend 1; Maa> 
ter C H Deltnck, Fredericksburg, 15; Rer 
J H Aughey and &mily, Livonia, Ind, 5; 8 w 
MoConnell, Dicks Creek, O 6; Miss Jennlo 

,,Hair and Sab^Ksh olass, Somemlle, OVI. 

7,966 15 

Total reooipta In February, 1807, 

$88,066 » 

LHfnt relating to the Misiiona, or other opor** 
tions of the Boara, may be addressed to WAum 
Lowui, Esq., Rev. Jon a Lowan, or Rev. Dati» 
Utxho^ Seoretorioa, Mission Houses Centre street, 
Now York. 

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Latttm rvUainff toih{«ncieJsdoimUoiwofbookw 
and tracr«.the appolntmentof ColpQriecmi, mana- 
KiiptM sdU bookA otfiTtNl for publiGAtion,U)e edi- 
mial depart ment of the Sabbath-School Vi$itor, 
and the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dmeed to tlie Rev. Wouam £.»obuicc D.D.Cor- 
reaponding Secretarj and Editor, Na Wl Chosi* 

say that the demaDd for colporteurs 
in various parts of the Church, and 
Ciipecially in the West and North* 
west, grows greater and greater, 
and that in order to meet this de* 
mand, and to carry out the plans 
now before the Board, we shall 
need a large increase upon the 
amount contributed for colportaga 

AU oororaonfeations. reports, retnittancea of 
money, doimtioQ.M. and orders for books, to be 
addremed to Mr. WiTcnnop 8 iiteiirr. Superintend- ! . 
mt <tf ColportAge, Bosinoaa Correapondenu and j 1^**^ year. 

'^^^^''^^r- \ We would especially appeal to 

Subacnptions to the ffrrme and Pbrd{fn Recml, ' j t j 

aiKithc&66oM.&/*«rf r«i&ir.and payrnema for the pastorS, Stated SUppllCS, and 
the same, to be addressed to .Mr. Pitui Walxce. eldcrS of those churchcs which last 

year contributed nothing to help 

Our Annual ColleotioiL carry on this good work* We beg 

We trtist the pastors and elders ^^^^^ ^^*^^^f " «^^ ^ *^^ the tables 
ofour churches will not forget that !tf ^^^ ^^^d of our next Annual 
the FiROT Sabbath in May hasj^^P^^^ testify against them, as do 
been appointed by the Qe„eral , ^^^«^ ^PP^"^^,^ ^^ '^P^^' ^^ ^^ 
Assembly as the time for an annual ^^^' J"'^ ^*^'^^- 
ind simaltaneous collection to be 


Now and then one of God's peo- 
also recom- pie, in makin<:^ a will, leaves a leg- 
Assembly that acy to the Board of Publication. 

taken in all our churches for the 
Colportage Fund of the Board of 
Publication. It 
Bended by the 

whenever the annual collection j We wish they would do so oftener. 
tannot be taken on that day it; There are few ways, if any, in 
should be taken as soon thereafter which a Christian can bequeath 
as possible. | property with greater certainty of 

As this day is now near at hand, I its doing good, than by leaving it 
the Board earnestly solicits the co- to the Board of Publication to aid 
operation of pastors and sessions in in scattering good religious books 
the plan of the Assembly. In order \ and tracts among the masses of the 
to aid them in making such state- people, especially in the more needy 
uento as may interest the people and and destitute parts of the country, 
draw forth their contributions for i by colportage and gratuitous distri- 

tbis good cause, a circular letter con- 
taining information will be mailed to 
them before the time arrives, and will 
also be published in the May num- 
ber of the Reeord, 
At present it is only necessary to 

bution. Many such legacies have, 
through the favour of God upon 
the agency of the Board, carried 
untold blessings to many and many 
a household. 

But our present object is to say. 

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that when any person bestows a 
legacy of this kind, it is vitally im- 
portant that the exact name of the 
Boarcl be used. This can always 
be found, as well as a form for a 
bequest, on the second page of the 
cover of the Hovie • and Foreign 
Mecordf and in the Annual Report 
of the Board. Twice within a short 
time past the Board has had lega- 
cies left to it, when its corporate 
name was so inaccurately given 
that nothing but the sound Chris- 
tian principles of both executors 
and heirs at law prevented the 
legacies from being entirely lost to 
the cause of Christ and of the 
Board. Let every one, when at- 
tempting to make such a bequest, 
carefully ascertain and insert the 
exact corporate title of the Board. 
And let it not be forgotten, that 
in the State of Pennsylvania, the 
law requires that all bequests to re- 
ligious and charitable institutions, 
in order to be valid, must be made 
at least one full calendar month 
before the death of the testator. 
Therefore, let no one who desires to 
remember in his or her will, the 
cause of the Redeemer, postpone 
making such will until a day of 
sickness or of old age seems to 
make it necessary. 

Tracts Needed. 

The following is one from a mul- 
titude of similar letters received 
every year from pastors in various 
parts of the Church : 

, March, 1867. 

Dear Brother : — God is pouring 
out his Spirit on this place, and we 
are enjoying a precious season of 
grace. My object in writing to you 
is respectfully to solicit a donation 

of the leaves you have " for the 
healing of the nations," i. e., a few 
revival tracts. In looking over 
our catalogue, I see many tracts 
which appear to be just adapted to 

our wants. For example, Nos. 

on your catalogue. Our church is 
weak and feeble, but I think that 
this work of grace will greatly 
strengthen it. Truly yours, 

In a time of revival, earnest, pun- 
gent, and instructive tracts are 
one of the best aids a pastor can 
call to his help. The Board of 
Publication is always glad to aid 
in supplying such help, and where 
pastors and churches cannot raise 
funds to purchase, is ready to send 
a supply without charge. 

There is also another season 
when a pastor greatly needs such 
tracts. It is when there is no re- 
vival among his people. Let him 
at such a time also have a well- 
selected assortment of the Board's 
•tracts in his hands and secure their 
faithful distribution with earnest 
accompanying prayer, and he may 
well hope that God will use them 
its one means of securing a revi- 

The HymnaL 

The new edition of " The Hym- 
nal," was issued in March. It con- 
tains about 14 tunes and 250 Psalms 
and Hymns additional to those 
found in the first edition. Its price 
in muslin binding with red edges is 
$2.25. The additional hymns are 
chiefly taken from our Assembly's 
books of "Psalms and Hymns." 
Among them will also be found 
about 20 of Rouse's versions of 
Psalms, and a few Scotch Para- 


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phrases, for the gratification of our 
brethren who have a preference for 

The Index of Subjects haa beeD 
prepared upon a new plan, and will, 
we feel sure, be very acceptable to 
those who may use the book. Un- 
der each subject-head are arranged, 
not merely figures referring to the 
pages, but also the first lines of the 
hymns, so that no turning of leavefr 
is necessary to find any hymn 
under that head. This is a decided 

The Board is now preparing to 
iseue a small and very cheap edi- 
tion, which will not, however, be 
ready for some time. 

Orders for " The Hymnal " should 
be addressed to Wj^nthrop Sar- 
gent, No. 821 Chestnut Street, 


The following letter acknowl- 
edges the gift of a library to % 
destitute Sunday-school in Iowa. 
We hope our churches will heed its 
suggestions, and by their liberal 
contributions to our Fund enable 
us to continue and extend this good 

Iowa, March Ist, 1867. 
Dear Brother: — You have con- 
ferred upon us a very great favour 
in sending so large a nlimber of 
interesting volumes for our Sab- 
bath-school. The great pressure 
under wl)ich we have been placed 
for the past year in our efforts to 
build our church has afiected the 
contribution to Sabbath-school pur- 
poses more than I anticipated. 
We have carried a very heavy 
burden, but now are relieved from 
it, just as the times are becomiiig 

hard. Another year we shall be 
able to supply ourselves with books 
at our own charges. 

Your donation has placed our 
Sunday-school in a condition to 
f^ompare favourably with the 
•schools of the other churches in 
town, all of which have expended 
large sums upon their libraries. 
The interest and efficiency of the 
school is greatly increased. I do 
not know how we can be thankful 
enough for your valuable assistance. 
The Sabbath-school literature of 
our Board of Publication is far in 
advance of that of any other de- 
nomination. One of our churches 
has this winter expended over one 
hundred dcdlars for books, most of 
which are of a very light and 
trifling character. The recent is- 
sues of our Board are very inter- 
esting aild attractive, and at the 
same time of a solid and instructive 
nature. I do not refer to the nar- 
ratives of real life, memoirs, &c», 
but to the sort that young people 
generally seek after, which are of 
a more substantial character than 
those found in other schools. 

If our Eastern churches and 
schools only knew the amount 
of good done by their benefactions 
to this department of your distri- 
bution work, they would more 
readily and more frequently respond 
to your requests for aid. 

I hope that the Board will be 
well sustained in its operations, 
especially in its efforts to elevate 
the standard of Sabbath-school 
publications above the ''dime 
novel" style now in general fa- 

With many thanks, 
Yours truly, 

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I. A Week with JesiU, or Lessons 
Learned in His Company. By the 
Rev. John M. Lowrie, D.D., author 
of "Esther and her Times," '*Adam 
and his Timte," and ''The Hebrew 
Lawgiver," and pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, 
Indiana. Price $1.25 

The week of oar Lord^ life, which 
forms the subject of tiiit elegant volume, 
begins with the day upon which he 
heard the tidings of the death of John 
the Baptist, and ends with the scene of 
the Transfiguration. Not that all the 
events nere recorded belong with chrono- 
logical accuracy to the consecutive days 
of a single week ; but they are placed 
nearly together by the sacred writers, 
and derive much of their significance 
and interest frcnn the time of their oc- 
currence; and no violence is done to the 
narrative by r^arding them as occurring 
during one week of , the life of Jesus. 

The book is written in a graceful and 
attractive style, and bears the marks of 
mature thought and elevated culture. 
Dr. Lowrie is doing the Church good 
service with his pen, and "A Week 
with Jetua" will extend the ^sphere of 
his usefulness. 

II. Aonio Faleaxio ' and his Friends. 
With a revised edition of " The Bene- 

' fit of Christ's Death." By the Rev 
William M. Blackbbrn, author of 
"William Farel," "Young Calvin in 
Paris," "The Rebel Prince." Pri*e 


A feviving of the memory of a learned 
and holy man, whose beautiful life and 
martyr death powerfully aided the cause 
of Christ at the dawn of the Reforma- 
tion. "The Benefit of Christ's Death." 
his great work originally written in 
Italian, was translated into several 
languages and read by hundreds of 
thousands with large spiritual profit. 
The Inquisition waged a fierce war 
against it, and it was supposed to be 
utterly lost. An English translation, 
made about the year 1573, was found, a 
few years since, at Cambridge, and the 
work was thus happily rescued from 
oblivion. The present edition is a faith- 
ful re-print of this translation. The 

editor has modert^zed the spelling and a 
few obsolete words, and added notes, 
most of which are intended to illustrate 
the experience of the author. 

W^A smgU oopy of amy pubUcatwn 
of the Board will be sent by mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the catalogue price, 
by WiNTHROP Sab&eht, Esq., 821 Chest- 
nut Street, Fhila. 

Donations sbcbivbd fob the Colpobtaob 
AND Distribution Funds op thb Pbbs- 
btterian Board of Publication, sinci 
last aoknowlbdombht. 

Pby of XofMfonderry— Londondwry oh $IS 76 
Pby of Troy— Troy Seoond 8t ch S7 82 

Pby of Buffalo OUif-CentnX eh 26 00 

Ptw of Nmo Fori}— Rutgers »t eh Itt; Cbeteea 

ch 60 202 00 

Pbyfif CbnnMMowt— Ift Kisco ch 10; Bridgeport 

ch SalvHch 10 20 00 

Ffiy of iVuMie— Gemum Ist ch, Patterson 2 00 
Pbip of New Bmnewkk—Tr^nUm 1st ch 117 00 
Pbu of WcH JtrMm—Oup^ Island eh iO; Deer- 
field ch 5 U 00 
Pby of BarUan-SoHBhury oh 6 26 
fby of Suaquehatma—Terrytown oh 1: Ouiton 

ch5 6 00 

Pby of Luz ern e T amnqoa oh 6 00 

Pbyqf MonmotUh—VlUAg^ ch 2S ; Tennent ch 80 

106 00 

Pbt/ of Philadelphia Sd— Pnmkfbrd ch 30; Oer^ 
roantown Ist oh 206 60; Holmesburg oh 30 

Pby of New Outftf— Doe Run oh 8 00 

Pby of i>im«paf— Stewartstown ch 6; Hopewell 

ch *i , 7 00 

Pfiy of iTiinttngdIoiH-Curwonsville.oh 11 00 

Phf/ of BaUtmore—yii PMran ch 1 00 

Pffy of Potomae— Georgetown ch 88 21 

PUy of BedsUme—ConneWsYiWe oh 27 00 

Pby if OorifM—Rehoboth oh 6 20 

Fky of IFovAAiyton— Wheeling 4th oh 16 00 

Phy of New Lubon— Pleasant Vallej oh 2 00 

P6^ or i^iM/ond— Fredericksburg ch 8 90; Ver- 
million lostitute 2i 80 90 
Pby of Wooster— J Ackhon ch 14 00 
Pby if Jfrdmi— Xenia 1st ch 16 68 
Pbu of Oxford— Co\\ef» Comer eh, per J D 

Thorpe 10; Riley ch 7; Hamilton oh 1 18 00 
Pby of VintekM»^Ui Vernon oh 2 10 

Pby of ifadiao»— Lexington oh 4 60 

/Y/y (^ Peoria— Delaran oh 16 00 

Ptv oT &Uine-8hawneetown oh 9 20 

Pby of (kdar—JkK Vernon oh 8; Ltam Grove 

ch 6 ' 9 00 

Pbv of />u6m9«s— Aokley ch 2 60 

/%j/ of X«TrennnrfA— LeaTenworth oh 17 00 

Pb^ of MUiouri /Ztvar— Brown ville oh 10 00 

Pby of yn/mvm— Shelby Title ch 6 00 

Pby of S JfiiHMloto-atewartSTiUe oh ft; Ro- 

i.'hetiter ch 8 6 00 

P6y of New Oieans— Sixth at oh 9«b-soh 1 00 
Pby of Bureau— Medo ch 7 00 

Rer Salman Cowles, West Point, Iowa 1 00 

$1,167 tt 

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'Bow, H. L Com, Obrrmpa md mo 

8t Louia, BCo. 

Tke Bpriag Maetiagt of Pi«sl»y- 

We hope the brethren will not forget 
that the Standing Committee of the last 
General Assembly on the rep<»rt of thet 
Board of Charch Extension presented 
the following resolution, which was 
nnanimonsly adopted by the Assembly, 
yiz : " The Committee wonld reoommend, 
in order to secure if possible more general 
eoiiections in the churches for this JBoard, 
that the Presbyteries be enjoined* to 
inquire at their regular Spring meetings 
of all their pastors and statM supplies 
whether they have taken a collection 
during the year for the Board, and that 
the Stated' Clerks of Presbyteries be 
requested to notify the pastors and 
stated supplies at least one month prior 
to the meeting of Presbytery, that such 
inquiry will be made." 


We have been recently urged to give 
in a condensed tbrm such advice to 
churches about to build as the exi)erien<^ 
of the Board would suggest " We there- 
fore, at the risk of repeating some things 
heretofore wi*itten in the Becord, venture 
the tollowinc suggestions. 

FiBST. — ^ild for the present and n»t 
Jm- the futwre. It is a great artd 
oommon mistake to suppose that becaiise 
a community is growing you must build 
ht five or ten years to come. It will be 
no mislbrtune if your 'house is full in six 
months or a year, if you have only built so 
that you can enlarge easily and cheaply. 
Peculiarly is this true in these times of 
high prices. A small house " well cram- 
med'^is better than a great array of 
empty seats. It is not often that people 
are kept away from a church because it 
k crowded. It is usually just the reverse 
in new communities, and those who 
allege a full sanctuary as their reason for 
Bon-attendanoe will be quite sure to 
find another excuse when that fails. 
Above all, beware of the temptation to 
put up fine churches to please speculators 
ID town lots, whose wild-cat promisee of 
aid will either prove entirely worthless, 
or fall far short of the increased expen- 
diture they entail upon you. 

DovAnon to^thb Boabd or Ohubob Ex- 
TsiTsiov IV Fbbbuabt, 1867. 

/% f^ Wmrm Altona eh 10; Maiden ob 7 60; 

TouDff America ch 5 fSii 60 

FffH of Cfttppetoa— Lanstng oh, a thankoffftiring, 

/V of BoZtfrnor^-Twelfth oh, Battimore, 86 60; 

Mt Paran oh 1 86 60 

¥Ut qf iTtrnttn^doM— AneoDTUle oh, %\ JLoWv 

dayvborg ch, semi ann coll, 42 81 47 81 

Pbu of il/6atiy— First oh, Albany, special, 4,764; 

Hamilton Union ch 6 4760 00 

?by of H'tiMi«6au9o--Newpori eh 4 W 

Pby of 2Xin0— First ch, Madison, 18; Platteville 

Ger oh 4 60 28 60 

Phy of 8 i/innesoto— Rochester oh 10; Free- 

mont ch 6 60 15 60 

Pby of Leavmworth-%m\na Hill oh 8 00 

Pty of anlMurg^Vtm^ Valley oh 18 70 

Pby ^ Woo9Ur—yf ooBtw ch S4 60 

Pbv of i2«ds^>»e— ConnellsvUle oh S7; Spring 

flill Furnace ch 7 88 34 88 

l^by of AUef/henjh-CentreriWe ch 16 71 

Pbi/ of CYorton— New Rehoboth oh 8 ; Clariou, 

lidtf I, 7 75 15 75 

Pbf/ of BuHingUm — Tuckerton oh 4 00 

Ptnj of E'^enezer—F'ini ch, Asbland, 80 00 

Pfrff of Prt/Hn— Lew istown ch 60 00 

/% of If utiet«~ Winchester eh, raftmded. 100 oo 
Pbtj of Washington—East Buffklo oh 10; Wheel- 
ing 4th ch 15 25 OO 
Pfnf of Roek A'/rer— Sterling oh 23 25 
I'byof LakeSoxxXh Bend ch 12 60 
/% of MUaouri fia^er— Brownsrille oh • 10 ou 
Pliy of ;i{u»orin//<j— Cambridge ch 10 00 
i6vi{f /it4iiM>»— White Liskeoh loo 
i\v of Genesee i^iver— Moscow oh 8 00 
Pt/tf of i^a««aic— Paterson ch Ger 6 00 
Pbt/ of Cedar— Mt Vernon oh 18; Linn Grove 

ch 14 26 00 

PiAi of Bfairfvafe—8»\em oh 9 60 

/% of ^hir;i</</— Kirkville oh 6 80; Eddyrille 

ch 2 56 7 86 

Pby of Dulntffue—Enfii Friesland ch, Ger 2 50 
PIryqfSt Ami;— First oh, Rookford/ 8 00 

Pby of 0>nnuUcutr-Viy^ ch 25; Mt Kisco oh 17 

42 00 
Pby of ^VaMau— Ross street oh, Brooklyn 80 00 
Pby of Neio York 2d— Sins Sing oh 60 00 

Pby of /Vusaie— Newark 5d ch 46 38 

Itw of Oxfwt*— Hamilton ch 23 60; Reiley 7 61; 

Mrs A i> Patterson, Oxford. Ohio 10 41 11 

Pby of ^'tdne;/— Buck Creek ch 18 00 

Pbtf of i^a/siyra— Shelbrrllle oh 6; Clarence 

oh 5 ^ 10 00 

Pbu of Philadelphia ftl— Chestnat Hfll oh 112; 

Neshaminy cb 2 76 114 76 

Pby pf iiJu«9a«AanfMi^-8tOTensville oh 1; Rush- 

ville ch 2; Rome I : Terry town 1 5 00 

Pby of i'utomoe— Bridge st cti, Oeorffetown, 96 IS 
Pby of Chippetoa— From Missionary field of Rer 

W R Mercer 4 00 

Pby cf Vincennet—M% Vernon ch 2 10 

Pby <gr IfiaffM— Sprinjrfleld 2d ch. special, 46 48 
Pby of yew /«is&on— Pleavant Valley oh 4 00 

Pby of West JerMw— Hammonton oa 8 86 

Pby €ff Baritrtn — Solebury ch 4 00 

Pby of Lasams— Tannaqua eh 5 00 

P6v of Xtona^o/— Stewartsville oh 7; Hopewell 

ch 10 17 go 

Pby of Nao Cb«eie— Doe Run oh 7 00 

Pby (jrilbnmDutV-Tennent oh 80 00 


Rot A 8tMd and wife, ShelbyTille, Mo 8 00 

Total for Febroary, $5,882 66 

DAVID KEITH, TVaonirsr, 

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The following amounts kave been received 
flnce laj»t report, vit 

Fby f\f i4 {bawy— State Street ch 60; Hamilton 

Union oh 6; Sctienectady Ist ch 83 78 $UU l\s 
Pby of AlUxjhmy CYty— Pine Creek ch 10 60 

/*y <!/' J?rw— Fairfield ch 6: Cool Spring ch 6 

11 00 

Pfy qf 7<a/fimoro— Baltimore Ist ch 100 00 

Pbv of PitUtrMK—^ew York A? ch 100; Dridge 

St, Georgetown, oh 33 22 l:i3 32 

Fbif of Gmesee River— WfsrM^vr ch 10 ; Moscow 

ch8 27 00 

Ptlf of Rock /Jttw^Scales Mound ch 2 00 

Pity of Warren — Young America ch 3; Knox- 

villechS 16 U 16 

Pby of 3fmfMi— Springfield lat ch 25 00 

Pby of Peoria — Lewistown ch 60; Elmwood ch 

9 45 i,9 45 

^bj/z/Shnyamon^-Springfleld 1st ch, add'l, 10 03 
Pbjf of Indianapoli»—B]oomington ch 16 00 

Pbt/ of Vincennee—Ttlouni Vernon ch 2 10 

Pby of Codor— Mo^nt Vernon ch 4; Linn Qrove 

ch 3 7 00 

Pby of Leavenu}ortJi—8pT\ng Hill ch 2; I.<eaven- 

wordi l8t ch 21 15 23 15 

Jty of Pa/»tyra— Shelbyville ch 8; Rev A Steel 

jind wife 8 6 00 

Pt/y of i^AfiabrfAtoum— Elicabethtown Ist ch 

72 05;. Klizabethtown 2d ch 66 5(^ Metuchin 

ch iHt 14 


141 66 
6 00 
6 90 
Ifl 00 

Pby of Luzerne— TamM\aA ch 

Pbfj of Jlffmniof/M— Ho1man8viIle ch 

Pby qf Newton— Upper Mt Bethel ch 

Pbif of yew Bntnetoick—CranbeTTy let ch 

Pby of i?an'ton— Amwell let ch 14 26; Sofebury 

ch 4; Kureiiitville ch 2 20 25 

Pbv of Susquehanna— Home oh 1: Canton oh 5; 

IVrrytown ch 1 ; Monroeton en 7 14 00 

J'by qf West Jcr«ey— Cape Island ch 10 00 

Pbt/ of Connecticut— Port Chester ch 10; South 
balem ch 89; Mt Kisco ch 8 30; Rye ch 130 

187 36 
Pby of Hudson— Coeheoi^n ch 9 00 

Pby of CrnwfordsmUe—QreencAstle ch 10; Poplar 

{Spring oh 4 14 00 

Pby of Lake-South Bend oh 16 26 

Pby of Marion— Hsydnor ch 2 00 

Pby of Zaatwt^tfs— Cambridge ch 10; Salem ch 

14 65 
10 00 
20 00 
7 60 
80 00 

4 66 
Pby qf J>(m<ijfa^— Stewartsville ch 
Pby of Huntingdon— Qpring Creek ch 
Pby of New Oaeils—Doe Run ch 
Pby of Northmnberland— Jersey Shor^ ch 
Pby of PhiladelpMa—Vmih ch 86; Fifteenth ch 

13 76; Seventh ch 26 123 75 

PbvofPhOadelphia 2(1— Norristown Istch 64 09; 

Slatington ch 25 80 09 

Pbf/ of Ctonoti— New Rehoboth ch 7;' Clarion 

ch 23 50 80 50 

Pby of Sa/<«6ttr^— Cherrytree ch 21 25 

Pby of St i\lu^~Rockford 1st ch 1 00 

P&y 0/ 5 iftnnesoto— Rochester ch 6 00 

PUy of Missouri fii'twr— Brownville oh 6 00 

Pby ^ New Xii^oiH- Pleasant Valley ch 6 00 

Pby r\f Steul>€nvaU—'Seyir Philadelphia ch 8 00 
of HasAinotofi— Pigeon Oteek ch 12 35; 
Creek ch 5 17 a5 


$1,417 33 


A mother's thank offering for the oonverMion 

of an bnly son |6 (K) 

Herman R Halsey, of New York 24 00 

Mrs Dr Cuyler, of Philadelphia 10 00 

Rev Geo and M Ainslie, of Rochester, Min 6 00 
Mrs A O Patterson, of Oxford, Ohio 10 00 

Spring Hill Furnace ch 10 00 

Synod of Cincinnati 60 91 

Interest on Permanent Funds 147 03 

** E M." a lady in New York, for Permanent 
Fund KHMi 00 

$2,685 27 
Treasurer Trustees* of General AR8emblv. 
Ottice No. 320 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, March bth, 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and to what Presbytery it belongs, 
should be distinctly stated, that it mav bo I'or- 
recily acknowledged. And where cnecks or 
drafts are sonttlicy should be drawn to the order 
of **Gbo. H. Van Geldbr, Treasurer.** 

Not long since an aged unmarried 
gentleman of wealth called on the Secre- 
tary of the Fund to ascertain the form 
of a bequest. He said that he was about 
to make his will, and intended to leave 
a portion of his property to the Trustees 
of the General Assembly for Disabled 
Ministers. About the same time a mer- 
chant of Philadelphia informed the Sec- 
retary that he Highly appreciated this 
interesting cause, as would be made 
known to the Trustees after his death. 
Will not some who read the notes of 
these benevolent gentlemen copy their 
example? Large sums are left by many 
to purchase prayers for the repose of their 
departed souls. How mucn better to 
leave it for the relief of the aged, decrepit, 
and pienniless servants of God, and for 
the widow and orphan ? 


I pve and bequeath to my executors herein- 

after named, dollars. In trust, nevertheless 

that they shall, within mopthi* after my de- 
cease, pay the same to Geor^^ H. Van Gelder, 
Treasurer of the Trustees of the Qeneral Asscm- 
blvof the Presbyterian Church in tlie United Slates 
ofAmericOt or to his successor for the time Inking 
in said office, for the use of such disabled minis- 
ters and their families as the said the Trustees 
of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America shall or 
may designate. 

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R«r. 8. G. LooAir, Ovtretponding StrUewy, 
A. CAimov, Esq,, Trtamxrtr, 

Box 224 Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Wm. Madi, Esq., BeeeUn'ng Agtnt, 

Wl Arch street, Philndelphia. 

Vows from the Field. 

The report of the missionaries labour- 
ing among the Freednjen in North Caro- 
lina, particalarly the western part of 
the State, is very encouraging. One 
writes, " Our prospects are very bright. 
The field now seems to be opening itself 
wherever a central mission has* been 
established, but we need more help to 
Occupy the territory we have taken pos- 
session of. The scarcity of suitable 
men, and limited income of your treasury 
compels U8 to consult the strictest econ- 
omy." " We have indeed much cause to 
thank God, and take courage ! Since my 
last report I have organized two new 
chorches, each of them in a better locali^ 
ty than this. At Concoid, about six 
miles above this, we organized a church 
of thirty-six members, elected four 
elders, three deacons and three trustees 
This church is to be called ' LfOgaii 
Church.' Another was organized seven 
miles from Statesville, of thirty -sir 
members, five elders, and two deacons. 
Thirty-four members were received from 
the Southern Church, thorough' Presby- 
terians. This church is named for the 
worthy Treasurer of the Committee on 
Freedmen, Cameron Church ! It was 
organized in front of a Freedmen's hut 
for they have no house of worship, but 
have secured two acres upon which to 
bmld, and now await * news from Pitts- 
bnrgh.* We expect to organize a church in 
Bahsbury this month, of about twenty 
members. The moral power of Presby- 
terianism in this place is very great, and 
among our members is the most intelli- 

gent, refined, and seemingly pious coloured 
women I have ni%t in the field. 

I expect to visit Macksville next Bab- 
bath, and may organize a church. 

At Rocky River, we expect soon to 
organize, having secured the ^ames of 
seventy-two good members, but they 
have no building, cannot yet obtain a 
foot of land any place near the centre of 
the congregation, so they have to wait 
and pray." 

A missionary from another station 
in North Carolina, writes under date 
February 28. "I organized a church 
last Sabbath in Gold Hill» consisting of 
eighteen members. It is a hopeful field. 
We expect to have nearly a hundred 
scholars in our day-school when it is 
started. I have promised them a teacher 
as soon as possible. They have rented a 
house, and are paying rent for it, so 
anxious are they for the teacher. Do 
send us one as soon as possible, for the 
people are surrounded by those who tell 
them we are not reliable, that we will 
" fool them.' May the Lord give us the 
hearts of his people in this work, and 
enable us to do great things for him." 

This is but a small part of the report, 
and it is all equally encouraging. The 
harvest is ripe and it is wasting for want 
of reapers. These labourers, few but 
faithful, are gathering what sheaves th^y 
can for the Master's gamer. 

The report from Edi«'to Island, South 
Carolina, two months ago was discourag- 
ing, for it seemed as though both church 
and school were well nigh dissolved by 
the emigration of the people.^ This month 
the news is more encouraging. The mis- 
sionary writes, " The people ai*e now fast 
settling down for the year ; the agitation 
has entirely ceased, and almost every- 
body ia engaged in some business or 
other. Our school is increasing every 
day, and in all probabiUty will in a short 

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time compare favourably with the past, 
(between two and three hundred.) 

** There are, it i^ thought, as many if 
not more Freedmen on the island t^is 
year than last, notwitlust«inding so many 
went away. Our church is moving on 
gradnally. The «acrament was admin- 
istered last Sabl)atb, ffve were baptized 
and admitted to the church." 

While we read the accounts that come 
to us from all parts of the field, we do 
"thank God and take courage," but 
when we look at the receipts 'from the 
churches we can only pray the Lord to 
open the hearts of his people to feel in 
some degree, the magnitude of this work 
committed to them. We feel confident 
if the hearts of Christians were aroused, 
thedr substance would follow, and we 
should have a fuller treasury. 

The Rev. J. M. P. Atkinson, D.D., of 
Hampden Sidney, Va., says : — 

The church has no authority to de- 
clare that persons of a oertain race shall 
be excluded from the number of her 
officers. Can she limit the Hoty One of 
Israel in the choice of his ambassadors ? 
Can she determine that he is to call no 
one of a certain tribe or family to that 
high o|^ce? or when the Almighty has 
given a call to any son of Adam, can she 
refuse on the ground of his descent to 
recognize that call by his ordination to 
the ministry? Assuredly she cannot, 
and if very wise men, and very good 
men, and very devoted friends of the 
A^can race suppose that she can, I 
must still believe them to be in error. 
Unless I greatly mistake, it has been the 
rule of the church from the day of her 
organization by her great Head, to re- 
ceive into her ministry, men of every 
nation under heaven. Except in the 
case of negroes in America, none have 
been excluded because of lineage or of 
complexion. At the present day, Euro- 
pean and American missionaries in China, 
Hindoetan, and Africa itself, would not 
hesitate to admit natives of suitable 
qualification to any grade of the ministry. 

Heobipts in Febbuabt. 1867. 
Pby of j4/6any--Saratoga ch $28 16 

Pby cf Baltimore— Fini ch, Baltimore, 16 00 
rby of Clarion— Clarion oh, addU, g £0 

Pbf/ of CrautforckviU^—Qreencmtle eh 00 

' Pby of CWWieoiAc— Greenfield oh 28; H{ll»boro 

ch 10 SS 00 

Pby of Fmdl<ty—Weh% Union ch 10 06 

Pb^ of MtoouW©— First ch, Belolt 21 26 

Pby of Jlftomi— Monroe ch 12 00 

Pby of Missouri JKvsr— BrownTille ch 10 00 

Fby of New Albany— Jieyr Washington ch 4 OO 
Pby of New .Brunnoteit— Booth Amboy ch 11 00 
Pby of North Biver—FiTSt ch, Kingston 10 00 
Pby cf Ohio— Bethany cl?, addl, 11 60; Bethel 

ch 47; l8t oh, Pitteburgh 2G0 318 60 

Pby of Peoria— IjewiBiown ch 80 00 

Pby of JSteAiond^Hayesville oh 7 ; Chestenrille 

ch 6 26; Sarannah ch Sab-sch 10 22 25 

Pby of iM«toi»-Brovii9Tille oh 6 76 

Pby of fiWin«— Wabash oh 11 26 

Pby of Saltsburff—Eldovton ch 6 63 

Pby of St ClairsviUe— Cadiz ch 8G 00 

Fby of Woikingtonn^eyr Camberland eh 16; 

Cross Creek 5; lat ch, Washington, special 

for Concord ch, N C, 40 77; do Miss Bause- 

man 20 si 77 

Pby of TToojear— Apple Creek :h 18 50 

Pby of West Ftr^nio— Bethel ch, special for 

hinooln Institute 8 00 

Pby of 2Sanesvia&—OamhT\dge ch 16 00 


James Bon^ton, Carlisle. Pa, 3; F Learning, 
Bomney, Ind, 6; Wm Proctor, Esq, Le Wig- 
town, in, 100; Christopher Mills, do, fi : Arthur 
Mills, do, 6; Amorr Rice, do, 6; Mrs Percis 
Foote, do, 1 ; R A B 6: J M Johnston, HUls- 
boro, Ohio, 10; Mrs R H Boyd, Marion, Ohio, 
12 5U; Miss M E Robinson 10; R4>v EC Wines, 
D.D. New York, 20; Mrs J Piatt, Virginia, III, 
- 26: Jaoob Bergen 6; 8 MoLaughlin. Hooks- 
town, Pa, 6; J 8 Brown, Iroquois, 111, 1 217 50 
Beeelved at PkOmUlpMa. 
Fby of ilttony^Kincpborougb oh 10; D B Jnd- 

son, for Concord en 50 60 OQ 

FUf of CmneeUtut—JAi Kisco ch, of which 2 20 

irom Sab^eh 14 91 

Pby of BUxabethtoum—Fitaidh, Metuctien 19 46; 
, Baskingridge ch 16 34 46 

/% of J9bdk»n9— Athens ch 6 00 

Pby of Xtttsms— Tamaqua ch 6 00 

Pby of iVa«Mii— Astoria oh Mission scb 6; Par- 
sonage 12 17 00 
Pby ef New ForA— Fifth Av and Nineteenth St 

ch, a member 25 00 

PfV of PbM<nc— Chester ch 16; Orange Central 

oh, a member 10 86 09 

Pby qf /'a/»f^tv--Shelby villa ch 2 00 

Pby of PhQaddphia^Founh ch, Phila, Sab-sch 

40 OO 
Pby of Philadelphia Stf— Neshaminy ch 7 00 

Pby of Philadelphia a»fra(— Centi-al ch, from 

W Thompson 6 00 

Pby of i7<ir((aii->Lanbert?ille oh S2 78; Sole- 
bury ch 3 30 its OS 
Pby of S Jlftnnesoea^Rochester ch 6 00 
Pby cf VimiAjn-^Qemd Prairie ch 1 00 
J'by of Vineennes—Mt Vernon oh S 10 
Pby of West Jerfig^-Williamstown ch 81 fiO 

Total receipts in February, $1,270 JO 
1 box olothincand melodeon from latch, Wash- 
ington, Pa. for Miss Bauseman 

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frwbglerian (ffhurrh in th^ Winiid stairs of America. 

Vol, XVIII. 


No. 6. 


Good remits— Ood sends the Snper- 
stitioiis to this land, to meet his 


Dear Brother^ — This year has 
yielded a new proof of the mercy of 
oor faithful Saviour toward his peo- 
ple m this field. He has blessed bis 
word to many precious souls, which 
We been rescued from the ways 
of death, and brought into the ark 
of salvation ; and many more have 
been enlightened to see the errors 
of papacy, and to behold the glori- 
ous light of the gospel, whom, it is' 
to be hoped, will be quickened by 
its quickening power, and be saved. 
Besides, his mercy has been apparent 
in preserving this little flock from 
tke enticing and ruining influence 
of strong drinks which was threat- 
ning it ; and by pouring his sanc- 
tifymg Spirit on many souls, making 
tliem to feel how good he is, and 
to rejoice in his salvation. He has 
d)eered our hearts by causing this 
little infant church to grow in 
spiritual life, faith, hope and useful- 
^*««, as well as in number. 

Also, we have been favoured with 
a donation of religious books from 
*ranoe, to the amount of over nine 

hundred volumes, of which over 
one-half have been distributed, and 
three hundred and seventy volumes 
have been selected for a circulating 
library. AIro, a good amount of 
religious reading from our Board 
of Publication, and the American 
Tract Society has been distributed, 
with many copies of the word of 
G«d ; which, besides our own preach- 
ing, in season and out of season, 
makes a great amount of the pre- 
vious light of life diffused in this 
dark corner of idolatry,drunkenness, 
and vice. May God bless this good 
seed so that a grain may bring forth 
thirty, another sixty, and another 
one hundred fold. 
^ The Sabbath-school has been also 
blessed above all our expectation. 
Many children have become serious ; 
even Roman Catholic children, who 
have at home no Christian influence, 
act and pray as the lambs of the 
good Shepherd. But to appreciate 
the astonishing work the Lord hath 
made among this people, it is neces- 
sary to consider the difliculties 
which are in the way, and which 
must be overcome before the quicken- 
ning light can reach these benighted 
souls. One of the greatest is the' 

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language. They have, most of 
them, no literary attainments, not 
one out of ten can read, and they 
speak a kind of dialect which nor 
body can understand but them- 
selves. They speak that language at 
home, and the poor children as well 
as a majority of the grown people 
understand French very imperfectly. 
We have great diflSculty to make 
them understand anything; we must 
explain the best we can what we 
have to tell them. This is a great 
drawback. And the Romish priests 
have the advantage of us on this 
account, for while it takes us time 
to make them to understand any- 
thing good, the priest, who speak as 
they do, keeps them back. Never- 
theless, with patient labours and 
love, this diflBiculty is overcome, and 
young and old are conquered to 
Christ I have an old woman in 
my church who could not speak ten 
words in French three years ago, 
but now she is a Christian. She loves 
the Saviour and prays in French as 
one who has learned from Jesus. 
She understands the reading of the 
Bible very well, she has been ever 
since a regular attendant of the 
Sabbath-school and the church., 
Thus we must develop their intel- 
lectual and moral faculties in the 
best way we can. Considering these 
things it is impossible not to see the 
hand of the Lord in all that which 
has been done among this people ; 
it is truly a wonderful work, it has 
been accomplished in spite of all 
t)ie devices, and the energy of the 
priests of Rome, who spare no 
efforts, setting at work all the means 
that a cunning mali^ can devise,^ 
and superstition can render success- 
fiil. And against this powerful 
<^[Kmtion mi difadvantoges we 

must dispute the ground inch by 

Now the greatest difficulties are 
mostly overcome, and I hope the 
Lord will bless the good seed which 
has been spread with so much 
labour, so that in the proper season 
it may bring forth a rich harvest 
We may still live to see this wilder- 
ness to blossom like a rose. Con? 
sidering this, I have reason to hope 
that this church will become a self- 
sustaining church, with faithful and 
patient labours. But the work is 
still great and arduous ; it requires 
a man of much more physical 
strength and health than I have, 
and I pray that such a one be found 
to cultivate this field, for I feel 
often that the labours are above my 

With Christian love, I am in the 
Lord, Truly yours. 

The East gives back to the West 
--Oonyerted Heath«Q aid missions 
in America. 

Shanghai, January 24th, 1867. 
My Dear Dr, Janeway, — I have 
the pleasure of enclosing the first of 
a bill of exchange for £4, lis. 6d.,* 
the amount of the contribution 
which I have been able to raise here 
for the cause of Domestic Missions. 
It may seem strange to some, that 
we send home money when there 
are so many and pressing wants 
here. But I esteem it a privilege, 
and I would not like to be denied 
the privilege of contributing as the 
Lord gives me ability to the several 
Boards organized by our Church, and 
representing the several branches of 
the one greai work. And I belie^o. 

• Onirtiieh we FMliiedlaB S8 of our onrrency. 

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our native church should also have 
the opportunity of giving to help 
carry on these several departments 
of Christian benevolence. And as 
the Sabbath appointed for the col- 
lection returns, it affords an oppor- 
tunity of laying before these native 
Christians, but lately from heathen- 
ism, a statement of what the Lord 
is doing in the world through the 
instrumentality of our Church, and 
if they have the love of God in 
their souls, they will want to give, 
they will wish to have a share in 
this good work. And if I mistake 
not, we might find an example in 
the Scriptures. Be that as it may, 
please accept the enclosed from the 
native church here, and those who 
are willing exiles for the cause of 
our Lord Jesus. And may the Lord 
bless and prosper you in the great 
and good work over which the Holy 
Spirit has made you overseer. 

I feel a deep and lively interest 
in your work, I assure you. 
Ever and truly yours, 

J. M. W. Fabnhah. 

"Another motive for complete 
domestic evangelization is found in 
the relations of the American churches 
to the heathen world. That Pagan 
lands are to be converted, no Christ- 
ian doubts who is familiar with the 
prophecies and promises of God. 
The only questions the intelligent 
friends of missions entertain, relate 
to the means and the period of such 
a blessed consummation. And the 
solution of these problems involves 
Qther questions like these : What 
18 the standard of piety in the 
Arches at home ? Does missiona- 
^ zeal attest its genuineness by at- 
temptmg personallv, and at its own 
door, the work of evan^liaation, 

which it sends forth labourers to 
accomplish abroad ? If the foreign 
missionary enterprise has been near- 
ly stationary for ten years, is it not 
because we have so much heathen- 
ism in our own country? And 
would not the complete evangeliza- 
tion of America result in such an 
increase of men and means, as to 
give promise of the speedy diffusion 
of the gospel among the heathen ? 

" The indications of Providence are 
clear, that the utmost energies and 
resources of Christendom, and espe- 
cially of the American churches 
and institutions, will be called into 
requisition to give the word of life 
to the Pagan world. Within a 
little more than a quarter of a 
century, that Providence has cast 
down nearly all the barriers of ac- 
cess to the most benighted nations. 
British cupidity has been so over- 
ruled as to open the door for the 
gospel into India and China, con- 
taining half the population of the 
globe. A flourisning republic has 
been founded on the shores of the 
darkest continent that exists. Papal 
dynasties have been overthrown. 
Kew channels of access to the 
Catholic nations are opening upon 
the Pacific; and the gigantic en- 
terprise laid on American Christians 
must depend under God, on the 
completeness of the home work." 

IN MARCH, 1867. 

Stvoo «f kLBAWi^-Fffy of Albany— AlhMtj 2d 
oh 844 99; Albany 1st ch 440 66. Ptfu qf Mo- ■ 
AouA— DurhamTUle and Oneida Castle cha 5 

796 M 

SmoD 0? AtLioimiT.— Pby of Antghmy—BxxWex 
oh 54 40; ainton oh 6: Sunbury ch 6. Pby 
of AUegh^ny CXt^Nortn ch, Allegheny City, 
103 20; Manchester German ch 2 80: Bridse- 
wat«r ch 66. Pby of -Beavar— Wes»t Middle- 
MX oh 6 60; Unity ch 9 60. Pity of Eri^-^ 
Waterloo oh 2; Park ch, Erie, 60; Conneaiit- 
▼ille ch 9 S2 ; Harmonsburg oh 6 43 309 IS 

Stiio» Of BALnMOKi.— i>6sr of CbHit^o—Paxton 
oh 36 60^ of which Miss Matilda Brown 10; 
Big Spring ch 182 20; Schellbiirg ch 7 25; 
Chambersnurg oh 102 76. P6y qf Lewes— 
Blaokwater ch 6; Cool Spring oh 6; Winomioo 
eh 7 60. Ptu pf Potomae—CApito\ Hill ch 
22 60; 2f«w York At oh, Washington, 63 24 

433 94 

SnroD 0? BvrrALO^fty qf RocheaUr CUv—Pori 
Byron oh 37 78; Phelpe oh 24 ; Bast Bethany 
oh 6 80; Roohester 3d ch 120 27 187 8S 

8X9Q» 9 QswitQ^i^ qf Wfogi^^TiV GroTt 

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oh 10. FbyefSoekRiver^Rock Run ch 9 fiO; 
Shannon ch 3 2U. Pby qf Schuyler— Macomb 
oh 86 58 70 

BnroD OF CmciinrAn.— P&y of CMaieothe—YfW- 
mington ch 8: New Holland ch 4 50; Bloom- 
ingbnrjr ch 27 67; Bainbridge ch ft. Phy of 
Cincinnati— KetLding ch 16 60 ; Pleasant Ridge 
ch 43 55. Pbv cf Ji/iami—¥ irat ch, Dayton, 
60: Clifton ch, Ladies Bener Soc, 10. Fby of 
Oa^ord—yew Paris ch 9 13; Hamilton oh 
164 15. Pby of Sidney-Spring Hill ch 15 70 


8t501> or iLuirois^— P5y of iTowA^Aia— Hillsboro' 
ch, in part, 30. Pby of /*a/e»ttne— Hebron oh 
4 50; Oakland ch 5 90. Pby of Peoria^Elvn- 
wood ch 13 55; Henry ch 24 96. Pby of Saline 
—Richland oh 5 30 84 20 

BrifOD Of lin>iAVk.—Pbjf of IndianapoH^—ln- 
dianapolis3d ch 37. Pby of F»nc«nne»— Peters- 
burg ch 7 60. Pby of White Water—LaLW- 
renoeburg ch8«b4on 8 15; Dunlapsville ch 7 

69 76 

8r:voD OF Iowa.— P^ cf Dubvqu6—L\me Spring 
oh 3 00 

Btnod of KKifTtJorr.— P6y qf Tramylvania— 
Somerset and Pisgah ch 6 00 

StaroD of Mn&yvnL— Pby of Palmyra— Vaooji 
City ch 8 eo 

Synod or Nbw JwMgn.-Pby . of BurUngtcn— 
Cream Ridge ch 15. Pby of JSliialfethtoion — 
Elizabeth lf)t ch 51 60. Pby of Monmouth— 
Sauan Village ch 8; Port Washmgton ch 4 63. 
i'fty of New £run«u;ieA— Pennington ch 40; 
Trenton 3d ch 43 22; Bound Brook ch. (in- 
terest from the Steele Legacy,) 30. Pby of 
Newton— Lovter Mt Bethel ch 12. Pby of Pae- 
»aic— Connecticut P'arms ch 40: (Chatham 
Village ch 60. Pby of RaHtan—M ilford ch 23 ; 
Amwell 2d ch 16 70; Amwell Ist ch 28. Pby of 
Suequehanna— Troy ch 20; Wysor ch 10. 
Pby of West Jersey— WoodBiown oh U 75 413 90 

Sttvod of Nbw Yo»k.— P6y of Cbnneetieut—Ued 
Mills ch 26 02; South East ch 9. Pby of 
JVoMou — Newtown ch 86 50; Central ch, 
Brooklyn, 154 60. Pby qf New Kor*— Uni- 
Torsity Place ch. New York, 1196 12; West 
Twenty-third St ch, New York, 217 30; .Alex- 
ander ch. New York, 4 60; Ist ch. New York, 
from E 8 Jaffrey, Esq, 1000. Pby of New York 
2d— Hamden ch 10. Pby qf North River— 
Matteawan ch 44 2698 10 

Stnod or NoRTHiair Vsmk-nh^—Pby of Craw fords- 
t«We— Calvary ch 6; Union ch 11 60. Pby of 
Jibrt Wayne— Eel River ch 10; Ligonier oh 
2 83; Warsaw ch 36; Ist ch. Fort Wayne, 
22 60. Pby of JLoAo— Millersburg ch 6 03; 
Bethel ch 3 80; Tassinong ch 1 60; Hebron 
ch 1 25; Goshen ch 18. -Ry qf Logansportr— 
Bennington ch 16; Rensselaer ch 7 58; Peru 
ch 11 25; Delphi oh 18. Pby of Muneio— 
Indianapolis Ist oh 16 ; Hagerstown oh 4 13 

189 67 

Btkod or Ohio.— Pby qf Cbjumbut— Westminster 
ch, Columbus, 5 50; Blendench 6 21; Mifflin 
ch 4 50; Lithopolis ch 7; Columbus 1st oh 
162 72, of which Sab-sch 60, less 6 for Record 
— ir.7 72. Pby of Afarion— Upper Sanduskj 
ch 13; Cardington ch 2 85; Wyandotte oh 7. 
7'6y of W'oo«tcr^Woost«r ch 28 46. Pby cf 
ZonemUs— Brownsville ch 18 250 23 

8T!<ODor PHiLADSLPmA.— Pby o/Dondv/ttf-Lancas- 
ter ch 80 ; Chanceford ch 26 25. Pby of Huntina- 
don^Lewiatown ch, semi ann coll 62 48; Bald 
Ksigle and Nittany oh 17 42; Newton Ham- 
ilion ch 34 50; Lower Tuscaror» ch 105 80. 
/6w of Nao Castle— He^r Castle ch, from Mrs 
A C kerr, 50; Green Hill ch 22 89, of which 
B:ib-sch 10. P6y of Northumberland— Grove 
ch, S S M issy Assn. 25. Pby of Philadelphia— 
Woiit Spruce St on, Phila, from Moms Pai* 
tei-son. 12 50; 1st African ch, Phila, 5. Pby 
of Philadelphia Central— Vorth ch, Phila, half 
mo colls 98 11. Pby of Philadelphia 2d— 
Phirasteadrille ch 8; Pottstown ch 17; Brides- 
burg ch 68 623 95 

Bntw or PmsBiiMB— Pby qf BMrmrUU—Utm- 

more ch 12 38; Clarksburg oh 7. Pby of 
CTarton— Brookville ch 15; Mt Tabor ch 9; 
Mt Pleasant ch 8; Mill Creek ch 5. Pby of 
Ohio — Pitt»*burg 2d ch 50; Cnnonsburg ch 
25; East Liberty ch. balance, 12. Pfjy of Red- 
stone— L&ureX Hill ch 33 15, of which Fern 
Missv Soc 7 60; Tent ch. Ladies Missy Soc, 

5. P6v of Snllsburg— Plum Creek ch 29; Par- 
nassus o"h 10 14; Curries ch 10 10; Centre 
ch 6; Saltsburg ch 7 238 77 

Stnod of St. Paul.— Pby of St Paul— Andrew 
oh, St Antliony, 39 10: 1st ch, St Peter, 10. 
Pby qf S Minnesota— First ch, Lake City 7 C5 

56 7$ 

SnroD OF Sawddsky.- P6y of JficAioan— Benning- 
ton ch 4 50; Zeeland en 3; Woodhull ch 50 
cents 8 00 

SmoD OF S. lowA^ Pb.v of Des Moines— Cory- 
don oh 2 50; Indianola oh 10; Hartford oh 6 

18 60 

Stnod of Whimjwo.— Pby oj St CrairsvUle—Pow- 
hattan ch 8 85; Bellair ch Sab-sch 22. I'by 
of iS20u&enva7d--6teubenville ch 70 18; New 
Cumberland ch 6. Pby of Washinginn— Fair' 
view ch 23; West Alexander ch 7: Washing- 
ton Istch 17 96; Waynesburg ch 15; Istch, 
Wheeling. 34 50. Pby of West Virginia- 
Point Plens&nt ch 4 15 213 64 

Sthod of Wiscoksiw.— Pby of Dan«— Oregon ch 

6. Pby of >finn«bayo— Cambria ch 11; De- 
pere on 9 25 00 

Total Receipts from churches $7,031 47 

MnciLLAHKous.- Rev E J Hamilton, Hamilton, 
0.1; RevH F Nelson. Cincinnati, 0,5; "Chas 
W," Boston, Mas.s 100; Rev J G Wilson and 
family, Ononwa, Iowa. 3; C Gilbert Fowler, 
Newburg, N Y,6; Interest 702 89; Rev R B 
Abbott. Anoka, Min, 5; "F B,** Cincinnati, 5: 
Rev S Cowles, West Point, Iowa, 1 827 80 

$7,850 87 

a D. POWEL, Treasurer, 
No. 907 Arch street^ Philadelphia^ 


2 boxes from ladies of West Spruce St ch, Phila. 

valued at $1,170 25 

1 box from ladies of Central ch, Baltimore, Md. 

valued at, 25u 00 

1 box from ladies of Copper Hill, N J, valued 

at 60 00 

1 box from ladies of Saratoga Springs ch, N Y, 

valued at 150 00 

1 box from ladies of Ist oh, Prinoeton, N J, 

valued at 197 00 

1 box from ladies of Huntingdon ch, Pa, valued 
. at 122 00 

$1,949 26 


Kkntuckt as Rbportkb bt L. L. Wakreit, Esq., 


J S Graham, Lowell, Ky, 6 ; A member of Hen- 
derson oh, 100: Mrs Lucy E Scott, Lexington, 
20; J A Jacobs Danville, 500; Second ch, Lex- 
ington, 127; First ch, Lexington, i:i7; A mem- • 
ber of Chestnut Stch, Louisville, 10; Greenup- 
burg ch U 10; Columbia ch 37 50; Bethel 
Union 6 60; Harrodsburg ch 180 $1,777 00 

Total Receipts in March, 


No. 907 Aroh Strbet, Philadelphia. 

Corresponding Secretary— Rvr. T. L. Jakxwat, D.JX 
2V«utir«^-SAMDia. D. Powxl. 

Lbttku relating to Missionary Appointments 
and other operations of the Hoard, should be ad- 
dressed to the Corresponding Secretary, No. 90t 
Arch street, Philadelphia. Jvettera relating to th« 
pecuniary affairs of the Boaid. or containing re- 
mittances of money, should be sent to S Dk 
PowML, Esq., Treasurer— same addreai. 

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The harrest truly i« plcnteooa, but the labour 
en are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the 
bRrresUtluit he will Mnd forth labourers into bis 
WresU-Matt. ix. 37, 38. 

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work 
md Ubor of love, which ye have showed toward 
hw name, in that ye have ministered to the 
minus and do minister. And we desire that 
erery oDe of you do nhow the same diligence 
to the fall assurance of hope unto the end; tliat 
ye be not slothful, but followers of them who 
tiirough faith and patience inherit the promises. 
-Heb. iv. 10-12. 

A BeautiM Life. 

A few days ago a French gentleman 
came to the office of the Board of Edu- 
cation in Philadelphia, who said that he 
owed his conversion from Romanism to 
tiie truth of Christ to an incident which 
occurred when he was a boy, in one of 
tiip. northern provinces of his native 
knd. A teacher, with whom he was out 
upon an excursion of a few miles, pro- 
posed that they should go to the house 
of the Protestant pastor near by, who 
had the reputation of being very kind 
and hospitable, and ask him for some- 
tiiiDff to eat. He refused at first to en- 
ter the dwelling of a heretic. At length 
he was persuaded to accompany his 
friend. They were treated with great 
kindness, and their wants cheerfully sat- 
isfied. This opened the way for him to 
go again. Then the pastor showed him 
a picture, so painted upon a board and 
upon parallel slips of tin, as to present, 
when viewed from one comer of the 
room the lace of an old man, from the 
other corner of the room an old woman, 
from directly in front a voung person. 
The boy was astonished; out the nature 
of the picture was explained, with this 
moral : "My young friend, never judge 
by supprficiaf appearances. Examine 
thoroaghly for yourself." The pastor, 
by some other devices, tried to teach the 
boy to look up to God as the blessed 
fountain of all light. He presented to 
him a Bible as the book of^ God. That 
Bible was blessed to his conversion, and 
toon to that of his mother. "I can 
beheve in the priests (said she) no more." 
It has been preserved in the family as a 
^pecioos memoriaL The name of that 

French pastor is one that is now spoken 
in almost every tongue under heaven, 
one that will be held in everlasting re- 
membrance. Let us give a httle sketch 
of the man. 

John Frederick Oberlin was the 
son of an accomplished literary gentle- 
man in Strasburg, and brother of a 
celebrated antiquarian and philologist. 
Chiefly as the result of the influence of 
a most pious mother, he determined to 
leave their fascinating pursuits, and study 
theology, that he might know more of 
God, and might serve Him more actively. 
When he had completed his studies ne 
was offered a chaplaincy in a regiment 
of soldiers; a position delightful to his 
natural tastes. But while ne was pre- 
paring for its duties he was informed of 
a wretched district among the mountains 
in the northeast of France, in the canton 
of Ban de la Roche, whose people were 
so poor, ignorant and rude, that no other 
minister was willing to live among them. 
There Oberlin thought he could accom- 
plish the most for his Master; and alter 
havinc been fully prepared by adding to 
his other acquisitions a good knowledge 
of medicine, that he might relieve gra- 
tuitously the sufferings of those secluded 
mountaineers, thither he went to live 
and die among them. There were im- 
mense obstacles to overcome. The peo- 
ple themselves at first neither understood 
or appreciated his character and efibrta 
for their welfare. At one time some of 
them placed an ambuscade to beat him, 
at another time some of them detei mined 
to duck him in a cistern. Still he la- 
boured and prayed, and prayed and la- 
boured, in faith and hope. 

For fifty years this man continued in 
his blessea ministry of love. When he 
■approached the close of life how won- 
derful the changes in the whole of that 
wild district. A charm of the sweetest 
religion spread over the entire population, 
modifying even the habits of tne unre- 
generate. Numerous good schools flour- 
ished. The tenderest and most effectual 
provision had been made for the orphans, 
and for all forms of suffering; money 
was given to print the Bible, and for 
similar charities; missionary societies 
existed which met on the first Monday 
of every month to pray, and also offered 
private prayer on every Sunday and 

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Wednesday at five o'clock, and contrib- 
uted liberally of their substance, that the 
savage and idolatrous nations in all parts 
of the world might be converted to God. 
And here it may be remarked, as an 
evidence that this arose from a genuine 
love for the cause, that when Oberlin 
was invited, in the earlier part of his min- 
istry, by those who knew nis devotion to 
Christ, to go as a missionary to Penn- 
sylvania, he and his wife at once re- 
solved to do so, since they supposed the 
people of those wildernesses were even 
more needy than those of the Ban de la 
Roche ; and he was only prevented from 
carrying out his determination by the 
breaking out of our Revolutionary War. 
Nor did the interest of Oberlin terminate 
in the spiritual welfare of his people. 
He excited them to industry. The oad 
mountain roads were made easy of as- 
cent even for carriages. Bridges were 
built ; manufactures of cotton and of silk 
were introduced; fine cattle were brought 
in ; many new species of grain, vegeta- 
bles, and fruits were cultivated in the 
gardens. And so great was the entire 
change in the character and productions 
of the region, that the Baron de Gerando, 
the French Counsellor of State, was 
commissioned by the Royal Agricultural 
Society to present Oberlin with a gold 
medal, as a benefactor to mankind. 

Was Oberlin'srulingmotive the praise 
of men? No! He commenced his 
course by going to the poorest parish of 
which he could hear, wnen it had been 
refused by every one else ; and he sur- 
rendered, in order to do so, honourable 
offers and appointments elsewhere. In 
bis biography we find the key to his 
principles and motives. He was, he 
says, powerfully influenced by these 
words m the intercessory prayer of Christ, 
" Neither pray I for these alone, but for 
them also who shall believe on me 
through their word ; that they all may be 
one : as Thou, Father, art in me, aiid I 
in Thee, that they also may be one in us." 
(John xvii. 20, 21.) He remarks : 
" These words contain the last desire, 
the last prayer of our gracious Redeemer, 
His earnest prayer, since it was four 
times repeated — the union of all his 
beloved disciples among themselves and 
with him, as He and the Father are one. 
As the pastor of a parish, a minister of 
the gosj)el, and a servant of Jesus Christ, 
my aim ought to be to do the will of 
Jesus Christ; to bring souls to him, and 
to unite them together in him." This 
was the three- fold aim of Oberiin's life : 
1st, To obey the will of Jesus. 2d, To 
save souls unto the glory of God. 3d 

To build up the Church of Christ in 
unity, spirituality, and zeal. 

What sustained this devoted man in 
his multifarious and arduous labours? 
Was it a dependance on his own 
strength? No! There is something 
most touching, and most instructive, in 
his expr^ions of great distrust of self, 
and of his sense of his own weakness. 
He once said, " I have had all my life a 
desire, occasionally a very strong one, to 
die ; owing in some degree to the con- 
sciousness of my moral infirmities, and 
of my firequent derelictions. My affec- 
tion for my wife and children, and my 
attachment to my parish, have some- 
times checked this desire, though for 
short intervals only." Was it desire for 
any gain or advantage of a temporal 
kind ; salary, houses, lands ? No ! His 
whole salary at its best seems to have 
been about two hundred dollars a year. 
He lived upon the plainest fare, and in 
the humblest way, that he might do all 
the good possible with all his means of 
every kind. Out of his small salary, 
less than the one-third of the smallest 
in this country, and the sixth to the 
eighth of the average salary of pastors 
in America, he contrived to give away 
annually two-tenths, the first tenth to 
religious, the other to general useful 
purposes, and each third year another, 
or third tenth, which was devoted ex- 
clusively to the poor. 

What a model is this beautiful life for 
that of one starting forth as a minister 
of the gospel of mercy and of beneficence. 
Let us De imitators of such, as they were 
imitators of Christ. 

"Good Dr. Wood." 

On the Sabbath morning, April 7th, 
there breathed peacefully away his life 
one of the most truly good men of our 
country. "Good Dr. Wood!" said one 
who knew him long and well, " truly a 
good man, and full of the Holy Ghost" 
And this was the impression an ac- 
quaintance with him gave to everv 
man — he was eminently good ! It was 
this attribute more than any other 
which led the Church to bestow upon 
him some of her choicest honoura The 
people of the town where he had resided 
only a few months before he was sum- 
moned above felt that a man of more 
than ordinary goodness had been taken 
from them; and as the funeral train 
crept through the streets they expressed 
svmpathy by closing their stores and 
shops, so that on the week-day a Sabbath 
silence reigned. 

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Dr. Wood was bom July 12th, 1799, 
Bear Saratoga Springs, New York ; was 
gradaated at Union College in 1822; 
taacht one year at Lawrenceville, N. J. ; 
Btaaied theology at Princeton ; preached 
it Wilkeebarre, Pa., a few months ; and 
was settled at Amsterdam, New York, 
in 1826. Seven years he served that 
diorch. As a shepherd he watched for 
soqLs with faithfulness. In the day the 
drought consumed him, and the frost by 
night; and his sleep departed from him. 
They lewned by experience that the Lord 
blessed them for nis sake. The little 
was increased to a multitude by a con- 
stant series of revivals of religion. 
When his health was broken by a fall 
from a new church edifice which he was 
superintending, and by the abundance 
of his labours, he went to New Orleans 
to spend a winter season. This was the 
beginning of his connection with the 
Boaid of Education. The Rev. Dr. 
John Breckenridge, secretary of the 
Board, in the report of May, 1834, states 
that "the Rev. James Wood laboured 
for OS with much efifect " during a por- 
tion of the previous season, " in portions 
of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alaba- 
ma." The following two years he spent 
ehiefly in the Southeastern States, in 
the same service. 

In 1839, he was called to the profes- 
sorship of Biblical literature in the 
Theological Seminary at New Albany. 
For twelve years his efforts to establish 
that institution upon a basis of extended 
usefolness were atten^bd with consider 
able success. It owed most of its funds 
to his zeal In 1854, he was made 
Associate Secretary of the Board of Edu- 
cation. His piety, his unobtrusive pa 
tient industry, his calm and sound judg 
ment, and his thorough sympathy with 
the great ends of the Board, are witnessed 
in his abundant correspondence, which 
reached over the whole country, in his 
pnbbshed writings, and in the extensive 
and healthful innuenoe he exerted in the 
Church and over the candidates for the 
ministry. His excellent tract on the 
•'Call to the Sacred Office" is more often 
•ought for by our pastors to place in the 
hands of young men than any other 
production of the kind. He went West 
m 1859 to engage in the special work of 
building up Hanover College, Indiana; 
and left there only last autumn that he 
might, before his departure from earth, 
rear a monument, in the Institute called 
by that name, to bis dear and honoured 
mend Dr. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, and 
leave by that act a legacy of blessing to 
deserving and pious young men in quest 
of a thorough education. How little we 

foresee God's purposes in us ! Dr. Wood 
came to H ightitown not to live, but to die 
unto the Lord. His family entered their 
newly furnished home on a Saturday, 
(March 30th) — the next Wednesday he 
went down to the door with great ditfi* 
culty, and then struck with a mortal 
disease (peritonitis), to welcome his only 
son and daughter-in-law, who came to 
take up their abode in his household — 
on Saboath before it was yet light, about 
the fourth watch of the morning, Jesus 
came to him, walking on the sea, for the 
the wind was contrary, death by such a 
disease is naturally accompanied by 
delirium and suffering. He bade him 
" Come," and as he was come down, to 
return to the ship no more, the wind 
ceased, and immediately they were at 
the land whither they went. And now 
he hath entered in through the gates 
into the city. He is clothed in white 
raiment. He hath right to the tree of 

MARCH, 1867. 
I. Fund fob Candidates. 

Pfnfof j4/fcrtny— State St ch 40; Amsterdam oh 
9 ftfi: Tribes Hill oh 3 78; Carlisle ch 10; 
First oh, Albany,68 Si; Campbell Fund lOU; 
Mariaville ch 6 288 17 

Pbjf fif ii/Z/'r/Acny— Brady's Bend ch 17 00 

Pfjy of AUcaheny C'<^i/ -Manchester ch 31 80; 
Ger ch, Manchester, 2 83; Emsworth ch • 

43 M 

Pby of Bn^fimore— Madison ch 2; Westmin<>ter 
ch. Baltimore, 66 63 00 

Ply of /*«ar«-— Neshanock ch 13 75: New Salem 
ch 33 70; Pulaski oh 8 40; Clarksville ch 11 

66 86 

Pby of BlairmiU6—GTO»% Roads oh 12 45 

/*y 0/ BtooiMiwgto/*— Champaign ch 22; Lexing^ 
too oh X'l 73: Waynesvilfe en 3 10 37 W 

Pby of Burlington — Tuckerion ch 6; Camden 
1st eh 7 2A; Columbus ch 13 61; Bordeutown 
ch 8 30 35 16 

Pfiy of BuffaU) C»7v— Calvary oh 72 78 

Pby of J5ur««*— Arlington ch 3; Woodhull ch4 

7 00 

Ffiy of C!aWf«r«— Tom's Creek oh 1ft 2fl: Harris- 
burg ch liM) 29; Middle Spring ch 46; Carlisle 
2d ch, 78 47; Lower Path Valley oh 32; 
Burnt Cabins ch 10, Shippensburg oh 38 76 

320 SI 

Pby of CWar— Cedar Rapids ch 20; Falrriew ch 
6: Muscatine (»er ch 2 55 27 66 

PLy of Cincinnati— SomerHQX ch6 50; Glensdale 
1st ch 42 98; Pleasant Ri'lgo oh 28 75; Cum- 
mingsvilla ch 33 du; Fifth ch, Cincinnati, 
30 78; Ceniral ch 80 80; Goshen ch 6 234 Si 

Pby of C/«tfico</w—U illsboro' ch .'»6 10; Eck- 
mansville ch 10 26: Bloomsbtirg oh 14 25; 
Union ch 4; South Salem ch 18 36 102 95 

Pbu of C?nHon— Bothpsda ch 19 60; Middle 
Creek ch 6 W; Oak Grove ch 4 30 00 

PbyofCrawforihiviUe—\joh».x\onQYi 6 00 

Phtfof Cunnectieut—Yotkio^Vi oh 38 60; Bridse- 
port ch 33; Rod Mills 6 16; Rye ch 71 30; 
South East ch 8 37 157 38 

Pby of Ctucago — Aurora oh 6; Marengo oh 6 

11 00 

Pbjf of C^ippeiwi— Winona ch 11 10 

Pby of CWuwti/u*— Blendon oh 7 46; Mifllin oh 
5 -^ 12 68 

Pby of Dan&—M&d\9on ch 16 88; Richland oh 
2; Richland Centre ch 1 60; Fancy Creek ch 
2 60 22 88 

Pby of Dontgai—Chaiioetord ch 8 U 

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]^ of Da Moines— A\bia ch 7 TiO 

Fbv of Dubuque — Sherrill's Mount. ch 8: Plean- 

ani Grove cli 5; Acklev ch 2 60 if, 60 

P6v of Erie—0\\ City ch aO; Waterloo ch 3 83 00 
Pby of Ebcnezer—iAooTQG\d ch 6 50; Sharps- 

bure oh 4 10 60 

Fbu of Ett'z^betktownr—New Providenoe oh 20 

Ploinfi^ld ch 20 56 40 5« 

Pby of Fpwitev— Rockport ch 2 00 

i%V of Fort Wai/ne— Wabash ch 7 00 

Fby ofOenesce Hiver—Firat ch, Caledonia, 13 67: 

Moscow ch 8; Wyoming uh 17 05 38 62 

Pbu of Hiffh'.and— HifrhlAxm ch 10 00 

Fby of Huntingdon— VurvveiimviWe ch U: Lewis- 
town ch 13 8o; Bellefonte ch 76 79, Sabsch 
81: Phi11ipj«burg ch 9 05: Morris ch :i 95; 
Hollidaysburg ch 60; Bald Eagle and Nit- 
tany chs 8 a?; Birmingham 17; Spring Creek 
ch 109; Bald Eagle ch 6 58 ao'i 59 

ffwof £fttrfson— Hamptonburg ch 31 24; White 
Lake ch 4 50; Florida ch. H A Harlow, 2.5; 
Monroe First ch 5; 2d ch Middletuwn, 16 80 74 
Fhy of Iowa— Unity ch 7 56 

Fby of /nd/anooo^'j}— Indianapolis Ist ch (of wh 

7 25 from Sab-sch) 68 94 

Fby of KaskoHkia — Moro ch 5 65 ; Zion Ger ch 

2 10 7 75 
Fby qf ixi/ce— Valparaiso ch 18 44; Crown Point 

ch6 23 44 

Fby of Xeices— Blackwater ch 6; Cool Spring 

ch5 10 00 

Fby of Londonderry— yevrbarypoTi 2d ch 15 00 
Fby of J AHfanxpnrt— Union ch 60 

Fby of Long /s/and— Southampton ch. Ladies' 

Educ'l Soc'y ao ; Huntington South ch 13. R 

C Colt 100 143 00 

Fby of Luz«m«— Mahony City (of wh 2 98 from 

8ab-8ch) 45 42; Scrauton cli 2; Pittston ch 

20; White Haven ch 5 10; Eckley ch 8; 

KmgHton ch 16 95 62 

Fby of Jlfiami-— Venice Ist ch 19 92; Duck's 

Creek <!h 8 05 27 97 

Fby of Madison — Bethel ch 4 25 

Fby of J»/aun»««— Delta ch 4 60; West Bethesda 

ch 5; Toledo 1st ch 20 05 29 65 

Fby of Michigan— Zeelwad oh 2; Westminster 

ch, Detroit, -26 17 28 17 

Fby of A/i7t(;auAct«— Washington ch 8 ; North ch, 

Milwaakie72 80 00 

i%o/Munaa— Hager^wnchl 70; Tipton ch 

« 7 70 

Fby of Missouri i2fwi^-Nebra.ska Ci ty 1 st ch 12 25 
Fby of Mohnwk—V&v^ Cv^ntral ch, Syracuse 60 76 
Fby of 3/onmou<A— Matawan ch 20 53 ; Red Bank 

ch 10; Manalanan ch 20 60 53 

Fby of iVawaM— Brooklyn 2d ch 143; Central 

ch, Brooklyn, 80; Ainsley St ch 5 71 ; Jamaica 

oh 16 30; Astoria ch 50; Connecticut Farms 

ch 10 310 01 

Fby of New For*— Alexander ch 6 10; Ger ch 

10; First ch. N Y, ES Jnffray H 03 1016 10 

Fby of New York 2d— Westminister, Yonkers 

ch 50; Washington Heights ch 222 64; Sing 

Sing ch 80 352 64 

Fby of Noi'th fiivcr— Kingston 1st ch 16; Rou- 

dout ch 75; Hughsonville ch 6 96 00 

Fby of New Brunswick— llightatowa ch 7 18; 

New Brunswick 1st ch 26 67; Trenton 3d ch 

34 46; South Amboych 8 50 76 80 

J^j of New Oistie — Central ch. Downlngton,10; 

Oxiord ch 55 01: Careen Hill ch 13 21 78 22 
Fby of New Albany— Cory don ch 6 80 ; Ger ch, 

Jackson Co, 6; Livonia ch 2 25; Paoli ch 

3 76 17 80 
Fby of New Lwfton— Bethesda ch 7; Hanover 

ch 4; Deerfleld ch 8 75 19 75 

Ft^ of Northumberlatvd—Snnbury ch 23; New 
Berlin ch U 10: Mahoning ch 45; Qrove ch 
31; Miminburgchll 40 124 60 

Fbv of New OrUanM— Sixth ch, N O, 1; New 
Orleans Ger ch 10 20 00 

Fby of O/iio— Central ch, Pittsburg, 79 89: East 
Liberty ch 168 75; Centre en 35; North 
Branch ch 5 76; Forest Grove ch 11; Long 
Island ch 7 66; Montiers ch 15 45 313 40 

Fby of Oxford— Oxford Istch 12 21 ; Reiley ch 
6; Seven Mile ch 7 66; Somerville ch 5; Col- 
lege Corner ch 10 39 87 

Fbv of Qgd«n«6«rg— Oswegaichie 2d oh 12 25: 
liammoDd ch 11 35 28 60 

Fby of PhUadelpMa—Vfest Spruce St ch (of wh 
KK) from Jos Patterson) 247 68; Sixth ch 33; 
Afnran Ist ch 5; Woodland ch 16 75 302 31 
Fbu of PhUaddphia Central— Viest Arch St ch 
7« 31 ; Spring Garden ch (of wh from Mrs 
Smith and Miss Greenleaf 50 each) 2.58; Rich- 
mond ch 15 15; Alexander ch 16 6;;; North 
Tenth St ch 21; Second ch, Phila, 66 60 463 68 
P/^ of Plf/«Ka?«—Morristown Istch 447 78 

P/'V of PecnHa— Henry ch 19 70 

Fbv of /^towwc— Alexandria 1st ch 14 81; 

Seventh St ch, Washington City, 6 20 31 

Pby q1 fhtestine— Areola ch 6 00 

FOy of Raritnn—AmweM let ch 17 86; Milford 
ch 8; Amwell 2d ch 10: Musconetcong Val- 
ley ch 8 10; Lambertville 1st ch 44 87 06 
Pby of Redstone— Haxmonv ch 2 75; Long Run 

ch 20 15 * 22 «0 

Pby of Rochester Cltttf— Seneca ch 16 67 

Phji of i?/<'/»/a?id— Ashland ch 26 64 

Pby of Rock /iitJfr— Galena Ger ch 3 60; New- 
ton ch 6; Sterling ch 22 50; Middle Creek ch 
9 40 10 

P6yq^San<7a»wn— Virginia ch 26 75 

Pby of Snitiiburgh— Indiana ch 46 60; Ebenerer 
ch 19 58; West Lebanon ch 6 50; Elderridge 
ch 10 60 82 28 

Pbtt of Sidney— Union Citv ch 10 50; Spring 
Hills ch 26; Buck Creek' ch 17; First ch, Ur- 
bana. 7 05: Belle Centre ch 5 G5 66 80 * 

Pby 0/ fifc/iu/ycr— Pittafield ch 6; Ipava ch 15 

20 00 
Pby of 5ri«ne— Pisgtth ch 3 00 

Pby of Susquehanna— TAonroeton ch 1 : Towan- 
da Ist ch 29 08; Warren ch 6 03; Wvsox ch 
6; Canton ch 10 * 61 71 

P6.V of Steubenville—SteabenviWe 1st ch 27 ; 
Richmond ch 9 42; East Springfield ch 13; 
Bacon Kidge ch 13 66; Island Creek ch 27; 
Oal: Ridge ch 4 50 94 60 

Pby qf St Paul— Rockford ch 2 00 

P6y of Troy— Park ch, Troy, 69 76 

Fbv of Upper MisHourir— Oregon and Graham 

chs 1 ; havannah ch 5 10 6 10 

Pbv of V»'nr«nn€»— Evansville ch 34; Upper In- 
diana ch 5 39 00 
Pby of Vinton — Salem oh 7 : Newton oh 22 29 00 
P6v of West Jer»e?/— Fislerville ch 27 00 
Pby of Warren — Monmouth ch 26: Oneida ch 

4; John Knox ch 6 40; Prair e City ch 8 44 40 
Pby of Western Reserve— Gnilford oh 13 60 

Pby of Washington— Vprk^ of Wheeling ch 47; 
Lower Buffalo ch ^60: Pine Grove nli 1 40; 
Wheeling Ist ch 50 25; Mi Prospect ch 18 75: 
Burgettstown ch 22 144 00 

Fby ofWooster — Jackson ch 9 64; Congress ch 

6 42; Chester ch 6 25 21 31 

Pbf/of Winnebago— KiibMXU City ch 20; Weyan- 

wega ch 2 60 22 50 

Pby of Zanoivill^—SaH Creek ch 5 ; Rush Creek 
ch 6 36; Bethel ch 3 64; Zanesville 2d ch 21: 
Duncan's Falls ch 8 30 00 


$7,626 98 

Estate of B J Blythe, of Indianapolis, per J M 
Ruy, Esq , Ex. 167 94 


Rev B J Bethleheim, Odell, 111, 6: Rev J P 
Finley and wife. Palmyra, Mo, 10; Orange 20; 
Rev SCowles, West Point Iowa,l; "Chas W,» 
Boston, Mass, 25; Rev R G Ross, Champaign, 
III. 2; From two little children, Jimmv and 
Maggie McLean, Washington, Mo, 1 25; A 
friend N ,Y, 5; C Gilbert Fowler, Newburgh, 
N Y,5; Dr S D Schoolfield. Marrowbone. Ill, 
2 50: A lady, Phila, special, 20; " J N T" 234 94 ; 
M B W, Phila, 1 ; Emmet Kent, Chicago, III, 
11 60: MrsM Foresman, Glendale, 0, 1; Rev 
J H Aughey. and family Livonia, I nd, 5; B.F,, 
Cincinnati, 5: A Chapman, M D, Alquina, 
Ind,6 » *- 3^^,25 

18,155 11 
$1,418 41 

II. FuiTB FOB Schools, Ac. 

( Particulars next monih^ 
Total amount acknowledged, $9,573 62 
WILLUM MAIN, Trwtwrer. 

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Animal Meeting of the Board. 

The Board of Foreign Missions will 
hold its Annnal Meeting at the Mission 
Houae, New York, on Monday, May eth, 
at twelve 'clock, M 

A Sermon for the Board will be 
praached by the Rev. John L. Nerins, 
of the Ningpo Mission, on the Sabbath 
evening preceding, in the Scotch Pres- 
bjterian Church, and a short abstract 
of the Annual Report will be pr»- 

Beoent Intelligenoe. 

MissjOH House, New York, ) 
April 16th. 1867. j 

Ths Lxttebs reoeiTed, of latest dates, 
iTi from, — 

SteUoM In Libtri«, to Ftfibruarylltb. 
Corisoo. Janoary 17 th. 
Labor, Febnuiiy eth. 
LoduMft, February 2la^ 
Sahamnpar, February 6th. 
Debra, February 19th. 
fiabathu, February 20th. 
Foitebgurh, February 22d. 
Allahabad, February 23d. 
Bangkok, January 14th. 
Petchaburi, January 5th. 
Owtou, January 28th. 
Shanghai. January 26th. 
Ningpo, January 24th. 
IVking. JflSloary fld. 
Rio de Janeiro, Febmary SSd. 
Bogota, January Slut. 
Seminole Aff»»ncT. March 18th. 
TWahiwoo, a N., March aiat. 
Onaha, April lat. 

Notices of M ission abies. — ^Tbe health 
of the Rev. J. L. Scott, which has long 
been precarious, has so seriously given 
way that his immediate return to this 
comtry was considered necessary. He 
WIS making arrangements to leave India 
with bis family before the hot season oom- 
meoeed. He greatly regretted to leave his 
wwk, particularly his Commentary on the 
New Testament in Urdu, unfinished. The 
fint volume, embracing the €k)epels of 
Matthew and Mark, has been published, 
mA ikfb teooMl rt^usm is nearly ready 

for the press. The necessity of his return 
is a matter of sincere regret, yet we feel 
thankful that he has been permitted to 
spend twenty-eight years of faithful mis- 
sionary labour in that country. — The 
Rev. D. MoQilvary, and his family lett 
Bangkok for Cheang-mai on the Sd of 
January, to begin the new mission 
among the Laos. We shall look with 
much interest for further news of this 
interesting mission. Mr. McGilvary» 
his wife, and children, will be far sepa- 
rated at Cheang-mai from Americas 
or European society. His work there 
will be the first missionary laboun 
in the Laos country. The prospect 
of protection and of aocess to the peo* 
pie is quite encouraging. We trust 
this mission will be remembered with 
special interest in the prayers of many. 
— The Rev. J. R. Ramsay and his IJEunily 
have removed to the Seminole country. 
Their journey from the Creek district 
was a severe one, as they had to " oamp 
out" two nights when the thermometer 
was near zero. They were glad to be ia 
a house which Mr. Ramsay had suc^ 
ceeded in having made ready, though it 
was only about fourteen feet square, and 
he had to saw ofif one of the joists to 
enable him to stand upright in it| 
They were most cordially received by 
the Indians. We learn these particulars 
from a letter, which was not written for 
publication. — ^The Rev. P. H. Pitkin was 
at Velez, U. S. Colombia, where he would 
spend several months enjoying good ad- 
vantages for the study of the language. 
There is a college at Velez, and Mr. 
Pitkin will meet with a kind reception 
from the professors and students. — Misa 
Marion Walsh, dai^ht^r of the Rev. 
J. J. Walsh, was married at Allahabad, 
February 5th, to the Rev. Joseph A. 
Lambert, of the London Society Mission 
at Benares. 

Obdihatioh OF Native MnrisTBus. — 
The Presbytery of Saharunpur has ordain- 
ed two Moentiate-preaehers, Kanwar Saiir 

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and Gilbert McMasters, the former as an 
evangelist, and the latter as co-pastor of 
the church at Dehra. We learn, also, 
that Ysing Nying-kwe was ordained by 
the Presbytery of Ningpo ; his post of 
labour is at Hangchow and its vicinity. 
The Presbytery of Shanghai has ordained 
the licentiate preacher, £au, as an evan- 
gelist. The dates of these ordination 
services are not given in the letters before 
us, but they are all of recent occurrence. 
Our readers will give thanks to God for 

Converts Received. — At Allahabad, 
a young man of respectable family is 
mentioned by Mr. Walsh as "received 
at our last communion." At Canton, we 
learn from Dr. Happer, that three new 
converts were admitted to the com- 
munion on the 20th of January, one of 
them a man of sixty years, the others, 
two young women who had been scholars 
in the late Mrs. Happer's boarding-school. 
At Shanghai, Mr. Wherry mentions that 
one of the scholars in the boy's school 
was received into the church on the 
6th of January. At Corisco two 
women were admitted to the communion, 
and at Benita one man and two women, 
at communion seasons shortly before the 
dates of the Corisco letters acknowledged 
above. One of the women at Corisco is 
the widow of a poor young man, who 
was lately put to death on a charge of 
witchcraft. The other was met by her 
husband one evening when she was re- 
turaing from the place of worship, and 
very badly beaten by him ; lately they re- 
moved to another place, fifteen miles 
distant, but she was not to be prevented 
from taking her place among the people 
of God. At Monrovia, five persons were 
admitted to the communion of the 
church during the year; the number of 
members on the roll is forty-one, but 
■ome live at other places, and about 
twenty-five are usually present. 

Chubch REOBQA^rizsB.— Among the 
Seminole Indians, the Rev. J. R. Ram- 
gay was permitted in February to re- 
organize the church. Sixty-six members 
Here eorolledi a number ol other miia* 

bers and of candidates for admission were 
prevented from being present by sickness 
and unfavourable weather. The religious 
services were attended with much in- 


been reported in some of these letters. 
Two persons at Shanghai, and three 
who were met by the brethren on a tour 
for preaching from Futtehgurh, would 
probably soon be admitted to the church. 

"How COULD I HELP loviug JcSUS, 

when I heard he had died for my sins ?" 
was the remark of a Hindoo woman to 
one of the missionaries, " words which," 
he well adds, " should be embalmed in 
every heart." 

A New Station, at Mozuffumugger, 
India, is to be occupied by a native 
missionary, and to be under the general 
supervision, we suppose, of the brethren 
at Saharunpur and Dehra. When the 
railway is completed, this station will be 
an hour's journey from Saharunpur. 

A New Chapel has been erected at a 
cost of four hundred dollars in Peking, 
on a most eligible site near one of the 
principal gates of the inner city. J>r. 
Martin speaks of this neat chapel with 
feelings of much thankfulness; in these 
many persons will share. 

A Native Minister's Services. — 
"Yesterday was our little church's 
communion day," writes the Rev. J, 
Wherry, at Shanghai, January 7th. 
"The services were wholly conducted by 
Bau, Sien Seng, [teacher,] our newly 
ordained evangelist. This good brother 
has long been chief among our native 
helpers ; and, possessing a good educa- 
tion, [in the vernacular language,] suf- 
ficient fluency of speech, an extensive 
knowledge of Scripture, good judgment, 
an earnest heart, desiring the spiritual 
welfjEure of his countrymen, he is judged 
by a fair standard no mean preacher." 
Mr. Wherry proceeds to speak of the 
applicants for admission to the church, 
one of whom was received — see nptioea 
above. We quote the preceding pai»-» 
gra{»h M .abo^ing ^a^ kind of AiUivft^ 

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mmiatcrs of the gospel who are likely to 
be very nsefol among their own people. 
Financial.— After reading such ac- 
counts as the foregoing, in regard to the 
missionary work of our Church abroad, 
we arc sure ttat our readers will regret to 
kam that the financial year of the Board 
is likely to end with a heavy debt. We 
do not enter into a full statement of the 
esse here, as the Annual Report will so 
•con be laid before the Churoh. 

The Field in Japan. 


We insert this letter in full, feeling 
sure that it will be read with interest. 
It was written January 25th, 1867, at 
Shanghai, where Dr. Hepburn was 
spending some months to superintend 
Uie printing of his dictionary. 

You have good reasons for complain- 
ing about me for being such a poor cor- 
respondent. I hope to do better some 
day, when my hands are not quite so 
fnU of work. Just now I have more 
than usual pressing me. My dictionary 
is going through the press at the rate 
of a^out six pages a day. Besides eor- 
recting the proofs, which ure very full 
of errors, I nave to write out a second 
part, of English and Japanese, which I 
did not at first contemplate. Nearly 
two hundred and fifty pages of the first 
part are published. The first part of 
Japanese and English will be about six 
hoDdred paces, the. second part perhaps 
two huncfred and fifty or three hundred 
pages : I hope to have it all done by the 
m of June. What the cost will oe is 
difficult to say. I pay two dollars a 
page for the composition alone. I ex- 
pect to pay for this from the sale of the 

book. Mr. W kindly advances me 

the money as I need it ; but it is dis- 
tinctly understood that I am to pay him 
back all that is received from the sale 
of it, until the debt is cancelled. It is 
understood, however, that if the book 
does not pay for itself, the loss will come 
on him. 

But this is not the topic on whicb I 
wish to dwell in this letter. I have 
another subject on which my mind has 
been busy for some time, viz: the duty 
of the Board in sending more men to 
Japan. 1 wish I could impress you 
with the strong convictions 1 feel that 
the tims has oome for working, and that 

the men for this should be speedily upon 
the ground I have been in Japan since 
it was opened, and have watched with 
deep interest the gradual, and astonish- 
ingly rapid changes that have been 
•roing on. I feel that we are now on 
the eve of changes that will throw open 
the country to Christian effort, and if 
our Church wishes to hold her place in 
this work she must increase her force. 
There is enough now to be done for as 
many as will engage in it. I do hope 
the Committee wul keep this fact in 
mind, and if they intend to do anything 
in Japan, they should make it a mission 
strong in men. We want the right kind 
of men ; how hard it is to find such.— 
men full of wisdom and the Holy Spirit. 
When you send more men you must also 
enlarge your mission houses. One more 
house could be built on the present lot, 
at an expense of perhaps $2,000 or $2,- 
500. But another plan I have thought 
of is, to sell our present premises, if it 
shall be thouffht best, ana buy a lot on 
the hills,* which can now be got by only 

Eaying the ground-rent to the Japanese 
fovemment, — so I believe. The mission 
premises are in a most desirable position 
to merchants, and could be sold at a 
high price, for more than enough to 
build two or three "comfortable bouses 
on (lie hills. But I am not able to 
spei^ positively on this matter, not 
being on the ground. The Boraanists 
are making great preparations for carry- 
ing on a vigorous work in Japan. Two 
mails ago fifteen priests left this place 
for Yokohama. I trust Protestant 
churches will not be behind in this 

Mr. Gamble is printinc off the tract 
that I had cut in blocKs some three 
years ago. I am going to send them 
over. Mr. Qamble has made some beau« 
tiful type from blocks I had cut in Jaoan 
and brought over with me. He nas 
made the matrices, so that we can now 
print anything in Japanese we wish. 
The Bible has all to be translated yet, 
and Christian books prepared. 

Any translation of the Bible that the 
Bible Society should publish, should be 
the result of joint laoour, or come to 
them recommended by most, if not all, 
the missionaries on the ground. 

I am affectionately yours, 
J. C. Hepbubh. 

Miisionary Labonr Spent on Thir-* 
teen Ohinete Boys. . 

There is a small boarding-school for 
boya at Tongohow, China, conducted hf 

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the Bev. Mr. and Mrs. Mateer; a simi- 
lar, though still smaller school for girls 
"will soon be commenced under the care 
of the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Mills, at the 
same station. These schools, and others 
of the same class in China, are regarded 
with special interest as the means in 
part of training up native missionary 
labourers. The Ningpo schools have 
been very useful in this respect Mr. 
Mateer, writing under date of Novem- 
ber 26th, 1866, gives the following satis- 
factory account of^the boys' schooL 

I am thankful to be able to say that 
the lives of all our scholars have been 
preserved, nor has there been any serious 
sickness among them. Their general 
conduct has been decidedly good, and 
they have made very respectable pro- 
gress in their studies. One of the boys 
we first took does not prove to have 
very much capacity. "We fear that by 
and by we will have to put #him to a 
trade of some kind, instead of keeping him 
the full term of years. I have contmued 
throughout the year teaching the seven 
largest arithmetic. They have made 
nearly, perhaps quite, as good progress 
as classes do at homa Mrs. Mateer 
has also continued to carry forward her 
class in geography. Bv the new year 
they will complete the book they have, 
which will give them a very fair knowl- 
edge of geography, far better than the 
best native scholars in China have. The 
greater proportion of their time has of 
course been spent upon the stud}^ of 
their own written language. It requires, 
as you know, a vast deal of labour to 
acquire any considerable proficiency in 
it. Yet the importance of it, to themi is 
Buch that it must not be neglected. 

They have all made veir large pro* 
gress in their knowledge of the truths 
of Christianity. We are trying to store 
their minds with the truth, while at the 
same time we are trying on every proper 
occasion to bring it home to their con- 
sciences. I spoke in a letter some time 
ajzo of the reception of one of them to 
t£e church. His conduct is exemplary, 
and he is evidently growing in grace. 
I am thankful that I can now say that 
another has since been baptiaed. He is 
the most advanced boy in the school, 
and is in fact very nearly a man. His 
conversion wbm not sudden but gradual, 
after the manner of almost all the Chi- 
nese. We trust, however, that he is a 
true child of God, and have strong hope 
that if spared he will make a very use- 
fill nuuL Bejoiot with ui thai we have 

received this much as a token of God's 
blessing upon us, and pray for us that 
our faith may be strong, that so God's 
Spirit may be given for the conversion 
of all our boys. Our whole number at 
present is thirteen, which is as many as 
we have room to accommbdate at pre- 
sent. We have spent a great deal of 
labour on the school, but on the whole 
we feel that it pays, and feel greatly 
enoooiaged to go forward. 

Shang^ Boys* Boaiding-SohpoL 

Anothtr Good Report, 

The mission year opened with seven- 
teen pupils in this department of our 
schools. During the latter part of the 
year we took eight more, at different 
times, upon trial, and have selected from 
them five who still remain. One who 
has completed the course still remains ; 
so at the close of the year we have 
twenty-one pupils under indenture ; but 
one hardly comes up to our standard, 
and will hkely leave, which will reduce 
the number to twenty. The average 
age is thirteen years and a half. None 
mentioned in our last year's report have 
left us, though one has been removed by 

A Scholar Drwmed — Hope m hU 

He was accidentally drowned. He 
was the son of a native Christian, and 
from his first coming to us professed his 
£aith in the Lord, and desired to become 
a church member. His entire life waa 
consistent with this profession. For 
several months before his death he 
united with some of the more devout 
of his school-fellows in holding a little 
prayer-meeting conducted by themselves. 
He was about sixteen at the time of his 
death, and one of our most promising 
boys. Affectionate, kind, and obliginff, 
and though not a member of the churck 
we have nope that he was prepared for 
his sudden removal, and has gone to the 
church of the first born in the kingdom 
of heaven. His death seemed to pro- 
duce a deep impression upon the teacners 
and all the pupils. 

The religious interest spoken of in the 
last report has continued through the 
year. Nearly all have availed them« 
selves of special meetings for the in- 
struction of those wishing to join tho 
church. Though several have offered 
themselves as candidates, but one haa 
been admitted to the church, the sesaioii 
wishing to give them ample time to 

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kst the nncraiiy of their paofwkm by 

their lives. 

A Scholar BapHzed, 

The one who haB been baptized baa 
often been alluded to in these napers, 
and though a friendless orphan when he 
came to us he has been a child of much 
prayer. At 6ne time his course caused 
08 much anxiety. He seemed changing 
for the worse, growing coarse and dis- 
^reeable in his manners, and we feared 
be was fetlling into other bad habits. 
Bat for some time past there has been 
a marked change, and we have good 
evidence that it is a genuine work of 
grace. He is about sixteen, and ex- 
presses his desire to be a minister of the 
gospel He has been in the school from 
Uie beginning, being one of the three 
first taken. He is quick to learn, and 
has already the foundation for a good 
education both in the Chinese clasaios 
and Christian literature. 

With reference to the course of stu(^e8 
and the eeneral principles upon which 
the school is conducted, we beg to refer 
to former reports, in which they have 
been fully discussed. With sincere 
gratitude for the strength and means 
if carrying on this school another year, 
the whole is submitted. 

J. M. W. Fabnmam, JSupX 

Beview of a Tear's Work on Oorlsoo. 


Aloboo, October 1st, 1666. 
Dear Brethren, — Through thegoodness 
of God we continue until this day. We 
have abundant reason for thankfulness 
for mercies received, that our lives have 
been preserved, and we still permitted to 
labour for the Master, and whatever 
fruit may have resulted from our feeble 
efforts, to him, in whose strength wt 
went forward, we would humbly ascribe 
all the glory. 

The public servioee bave been coa- 
tinned throughout the year without in- 
terruption on account of ill-health on the 
|art of the missionary, and undisturbed 
oy influences from without; these ser- 
vices have been conducted exolusivel^ in 
the Beuga language. The congregation 
has been comparatively ^ood, attendance 
onoBually regular, and interest and at- 
tention manifest. Our labours on the 
Babbath have been as heretofore, preach- 
ing morning and evening, Sabbath-sebool 
in the afternoon, besides a catechumen 
^aas. I have also presented the word, 
.0& every fitting occaaion during the 

week, ethying to let forth Christ and 
him crucified, as the only hope of salva* 
tion. Our weekly prayer-meetings are 
statedly held every Wednesday evening 
at the station, and Tuesday afternoon 
among the females in the towns. These 
are very well attended and engaged in 
by our young Christians with much 
earnestness. Our converts also fre- 
quently attend the prayer-meetings at 
tne other stations, ana thus a social 
feeling is kept up, strengthening and 
mutually beneficial to the few who stand 
up for Jesus in opposition to the mass. 

Cbnverte Received, 

Ten from the catechumen class have 
united with our little church during the 
year, one of these the wife of our native 
teacher. The class at present numbers 
six ; three females from town have recently 
joined it, abandoned their fetiches and 
declared themselves in search of the 

LiberaJity of Oonverti, 

I may mention that the chapel re« 
ferred to before, has been built wholly by 
our young Christians with the exception 
of eleven dollars from my appropriation ; 
and they have not on this account witlu 
held aught from their monthly coniribu- 

Boarding /School, 

At the beginning of the year twenty - 
nine were connected with the school, of 
this number seven have been dismissed 
as unpromising; one taken away by her 
father with the promise that she should 
return, which has not been fulfilled; 
two young men have been sent forth as 
Bible readers; and ten have been re- 
ceived; making the present number 

The pupils have nearly all had the 
measles, which, together with the fre- 
quent temptations to go home, afforded 
by the passing of boats to and fro to the 
new station on the mainland, has made 
it difficult to keep them together, five 
being now absent on account of illness. 
The studies have been conducted with 
little variation as during last year, and 
commendable progress has been made. 
The religious condition of the school has 
been highly satisfactory; seven of the 
pupils have been baptized, others are 
inquiring and give evidence of sincerity. 
Those before mentioned as studying with 
a view to becoming assistants in the 
work on the mainland continue steadfast 
Little prayer-meetings have been fre- 
quently held among the pupils, and not a 
lew are in the hSbit of seuret prayer. 

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We earnestly hope that the good leaven 
existing may pervade the whole. 

In contrast to these bright spots, rifts 
in the clouds, we have our tnals. To. 
our great erief one of our young men of 
whom we noped better thin^, after dis- 
playing a very abusive spirit, was dis- 
missed and as vet shows no signs of re- 
pentance. So mr as the masses of the 
people are concerned, heathenism still 
reigns, with decided repugnance to the 

Rum, brought by European traders, 
exerts a potent influence for evil ; violence, 
theft, fraud, lying, disrespect for the 
missionaries, with a lone train of evils 
prevail, from which only GKxl's grace^ 
can deliver. 

Varied Work, 

My time during the year has been 
occupied as usual in preaching, including 
the building of the chapel, in siddition to 
which, as far as other duties would per- 
mity I have been engaged in translating 
portions of the Scriptures, which I use in 

Ba/mest Th&ughta. 

We are much encouraged as news 
comes to us of the extensive revivals in 
America, knowing, as we do, how inti- 
mately the state of the work in foreign 
lands is connected with that of the 
church at home. In view of the wants 
of the multitudes perishing around us 
for lack of the bread of hfe, we trust 
some of those whom God is now calling 
into the light and liberty of the gospel^ 
constrained by the love of Jesus, may 
consecrate themselves and their efforts to 
the great work, and so enter more and 
more fully into sympathy with the 
Great Head, as they become co-workers 
with him. As we look upon the mag- 
nitude of the work, we ask who is suf- 
ficient for these things? But in view. 
of God's promises, we take courage, and 
labour on in hope. The work is the 
Lord's ; the glorious gospel is spreading^ 
and shall spread. The day of Zion's 
enlargement draweth nearer. Qod shows 
that he can save by few ; and though we 
long for helpers, we feel that his strength 
can be made perfect in our weakness. 

With Christian salutations, your bro- 
ther in Christ, Cornelius de Hesb. 

December 15th, 1866, thus refers to the 
arrival of the Rev. P. H. Pitkin, as a 
fellow-labourer in his missionary work. 

Mr. Pitkin arrived here the last day 
of last month, and has been with us a 
little more than two weeks. Only those 
who have been alone, as we have been, 
for some time in a foreign field can know 
anything of our joy at meeting him. 
Although we had never seen his face, I 
think we welcomed him iust as cordially 
almost as we would an old friend. Thus 
far we are much pleased with him, and 
have good reason to hope that he will 
be a pleasant companion. He is in good 
health, and is delighted with the cli- 
mate. He is fortunate in arriving here 
at the finest time of the vear. But I 
need not say more on this point, as 
Brother Pitkin will probably give you 
some account of his trip and im- 
pressions, only to say that we give 
thanks to the "Lord of the harvest" 
for answering our prayers, sending us a 
fellow-labourer. May God make us 
faithful, and put it into the hearts of his 
people to help us with their prayers and 
free-will offerings for the bufldinc up of 
the kingdom of our common Lord. 

In the same lettor, under date of 
December 17th, Mr. Wallace gives some 
particulars of interest, concerning the 
missionary work. He says : " We had 
Spanish services yesterday, and although 
I had only given a notice to a few native 
friends, the room was filled, and more 
than half the number, eighteen or twen- 
ty, were natives. This was the first 
time we have sung Spanish hymns. 
Mr. Pitkin brought ten or fifteen pre- 
pared by Mr. R in New York, 

which are better suited to our tunes 

than any we have. Mr. R also sent 

us ten dollars' worth of two new tracte, 
which are very good. Mr. Pitkin 
brought a few tracts of the Noches, 
[Nights with Romanists, translated by 
the Rev. H. B. Pratt, formerly of this 
mission,] each tract having one chapter, 
and they are in great demand. This ia 
the best way to publish this work." 

The Welcome of a B'ew Hiasion- 

The Rev. T. F. Wallace, writing at 
Bogota, United States of Colombia, 

Think of the Hindus. 

The Rev. J. Warren, D.D., in a letter 
to children, which was published in the 
Foreign Missionary, January,^ 1847, 

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speaks of the character of the Brahmans, 
or religioos teachers of the Hindus, and 
then proceeds as follows ; — 

'* And so these Brahmans are noted all 
over India for the lowest vice. Many of 
them live in great splendour, too. The 
Hindus know their character, but this 
makes no difference to them ; they never 
care how wicked a Brahman is, if he has 
neither eaten anything forbidden to his 
caste, nor done anything wrong about 
his ceremonies. A pryagwal may steal, 
fight, curse, lie, rob — no matter: if he 
has washed himself, put his finders in 
his ears, Ac, all is rignt, then he is holy. 
This is a very shocking idea of holiness. 
They do not think that what we call sin 
makes a man 'unholy; but little, little 
things, such as not washing the teeth 
when it is customary, and the like — 
these make a man unholy. Thev are 
hke the Qreek pirate, who could rob and 
murder any day, but would not for the 
world eat meat on a fast day. I have 
seen Hindus worshipping a convicted 
thief, who was working in chains on the 
road, becaufle he was a Brahman. Since 
I have been here a man was hung at 
Mirzapore, the next station below Alla- 
habad, for a great numbers of murders, 
who showed no signs of repentance ; but 
the people praisea him as a very holy 
man, becaase he had not neg^lected any 
of the ceremonies of his religion. They 
said that he was a very bad man — shock- 
ingly cruel ; but so holy that no doubt 
he was almost a god. In Benares they 
worship a man of this kind, simply 
because he was almost inconceivaoly 
bold and wicked. This is their notion 
of holiness. How much, then, ought 
you to pity them, and to labour and 
pray for the spread of Christianity amongst 
them. There is no religion but Chris- 
tianity, which gives people anything 
like a' proper notion ol wnat sin is, or 
what holiness consists in. J. W. 

"AUahabad, February, 1846." 

Sthod op Nbw Tou.— PCm/ qf Budwm^White 
Lake Sab-Hch to ed child at Lodiana % Buy 
f4 North iJiver— Calvary ch, Newburgh, rao 
con, 41. Pbvof Cbnn«e/u*uf— Rye ch, mooon, 
2U 24 ; Soath East ch 7 07: South East Centre 
ch 16 2C; Croton Falls ch 11 60: Red Mills 
ch 38 34. Mty of Long /f^atid— Amagansett 
chll 50;Middletownch61 85; IMipch 14 fiU; 
Amityville 8ab-«oh b 73. Pby of New Fork— 
Firnt ch, N Y, mo con, 237 26; E 8 JaffVay 
1.000. Jas Donaldson 60; Fifth Av and Nine- 
teenth 8t ch, add'U 2JWG; Brick ch 2,662 96| 
mo con 126 76; Fortv-second St ch, mo con, 
36 80: Alexander oh, mo con, 4 60; West> 
minster ch 46; 1st ch, Jersey City, mo con, 
108 06; Specie for China6: Uni verfdty Plaoe ch, 
mo con, 20 86; Fifteenth St ch, mo con. 66 11; 
W Twenty-third St oh, mo con, 2^; Chelsea 
oh. mo con, 36; Eighty-fourth St ch, mo con, 
a» 66. Pby of New York ad-Scotch ch. Mra 
Furguson 30; Peekskill oh 233 88; Westmin- 
ster ch, Yonkers, mo con, 60: South Green- 
burgh ch 36 20; Uamden ch 10. Pby qf 
iVa«5at»— First ch, Brooklyn, mo con, 49 24; 
Central ch, Brooklyn, 200, W M Pierson 6; 
Astoria ch, mo con. 27 :i9, mission sch for 
Shantung sohs 26; S Third St ch, Williams- 
burg, roo con, 38 26, Siib-sch for two Indian 
schs 60, two Consco schs 40, one school each, 
Futtehgurh26; Ningpo 2^ Stianghai 36 7,668 00 

8TK0D Of Nsw JwMMKT^Pbu of ElUabethtown— 
First oh. Elisabeth 100; 1st ch, .Metuchin,mo 
con. 6 40; Lamington ch 70; New Providenoe 
ch 4a Pby of PoMoto— Wickliffe ch mo cod, 
7 04, Sab-sch 20; Istch, Morristown, mo con, 
100 21, Inrt sch 34 60; Annie's Legacy 7 30; 
8d ch, Newark, mo con. 28 29 : Lyons Farms 
ch63 38; Connecticut Farms ch 40; Central 
oh. Orange, mo oon, 98 40; Boiling Spring 
eh 20 62. Pby qf New Brunewickr-Yirai ch, 
New Brunswick Sab-sch, to support Chie 
Kying-Sing 60; Witherspoon St Sab-sch, 
Princeton, for Corisco .S6; Kingston ch 8 60; 
Lawrenceyille oh 170 26; 2d oh, Trenton Sab- 
sch for sch at I>ehra 60; 3d ch, Trenlon 67 90; 
2d ch. Cranberry 10. Pby of iVeicton— New- 
ton ch 261, Sab-sch for sch in China 37 6u; 
Stewartsville ch 66 24; Blairstown oh 46 £5. 
Pby of Barilan—AmweU 2d ch 16, Sab-sch 
mission box 16 40; Little Bennie's boz40 ots; 
Frenchtown ch 46; Kingwood oh 39 48; 
Mosoonetcong Valley ch 8 03; Fox Hill ch 

< 10; Milford ch 20. Pby of Sugotteharma— 
Monroetown ch 9: Wyiox ch lu. Pby of Lw- 
fsms— Pittstonoh76,Sal>scb 23 61; German 
ch, SoraotoQ 2. Pfw of Burlington — First oh 
Camden 129 98; Allentown cb 24 03: Cream 
Ridge ch 8 76. Pby of Ifonmou^A— Tennent 
ch 200; Sqnau Village ch 6^ Sab-sch 6, Mana- 
1apanoh30 2,106 36 

SmoD •? Philadilphu./— /tv of PhUadelpMa— 
6ih ch, Phila 138 28; mh ch add'l two mo coll, 
127 70; Mrs. F A Scott 80; West Spruoe St ch 
Morris Patterson 12 60; 1st Aft-ican oh 
6: Mariner's ch 10. Pby of Philadelpkia 
Oiatral— Kensington ch 167 06; Richmond 
oh 11 86; North ch, mo con, 98 12: Spring 
Garden Sab-sch to su^ Rev C W Mateer 




Iv Maboh, 1867. 

Bt»o» op AMMun.r~Pby of TVoy— First ch, Still- 

water, 43 33. Pby of Albany-^F\T9tek, AXht^nrt 
429 69, Sab-sch for injugchow sch 100; 2d ch, 
Albany, 3V< 37; Kin^Doro ch 8; Saratoga 

BprinflN) 8«b-8ch 99 S). Pby ijf Mijhawk— , 
Ooeiaaehtt 1,00» 68 

imo «i BurwAJAo^Plm qf O m et $t Jitvir— B«Ah 
eh 10 64 ; FortageTiUe oh 9 06. Phyqf Buffalo 
CU«^-€entna^8iib-Bch BiiflUo, mSa mM*} 


Stiio» ov BAM1M0B&— F(y of Baltimore— yfet^ 
minster ch. Baltimore, 696; Sally Hall, for 
Slam, 40, a uidy> gold 10, friends, coin 2, prer 
mliimSI8,imleSnMLee l 06,8iife«ohU^ 

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miMion soh 46; 12th ch S«l>«cb, Baltimore, 
.86; Central oh, BaliimoTe, 88 8S; Miraion ch 
6^ Sab>8ch 25; OoTane Sab^b 7. Ffjjl of Oaa> 
Kric— Paxton ch 72 76: Middletown ch 17 02; 
Bedford ch 62; Froetbarg ch 6; Meohanios- 
bnrg ch 32; Williamsport ch 16. Pby of 
X«uiet— Snow Hill ch 20; Dover ch 33. Pby 
vf Potowiac— New York Av ch, Washington, 
63 24, Youtha' MiM*y Boc'y 100, Dr P Parker, 
for Chinese nat miseionaries 100; Capitol Hill 
Bab-sch 22 60 1,608 28 

SnoDOP PrmBuaeHwPty of i2aebtone-€ewick- 
le; ch 18 81; Tent eh 18 M; Brownsville Sab- 
ton 10; New Providence ch 7, Sab-soh 18. 
Fffu cf Oftio— Second ch, Pittabnrgh, 808 94; 
Eaet Liberty oh 6ei 68, of wh D Negley 60l to 
oon Mrs Catharine Negley lAfe member. 
Iby of AtosrsviOe— New Alexandria oh 39; 
Congrnity oh 16 68; Livermore ch IS 68. 
Fby of Ctoriow— Perrv ch 6 26; Leatherwood 
oh 18; Licking ch 90. Fby of SaUOmrg— 
Centre oh 6 16 1,056 40 

BnroD OF ALLMHnrr./— Pby cf AUegheiw—Jfeiw 
Salein ch 13. Ft^pfAtUtiheny O^— First chj 

Allegheny City, 260 38, of wh, 96 for N A In- 
dians: Bridgewater ch 76 80; Manchester 
Ger ch 3 40,Sab-sch to ed child in India 46. 
JPPy of leaver— New Castle ch 09 for Dehra 
soh 14; Unity ch 89; West Middlesex ch 20; 
Mt Pleasant ch 22 43. Pby qf £He— Second 
oh, Mercer, 17, Sab-ech 8; Fairfield ch 4 80; 
Gonneaatville ch 10 ; Oil City ch 20 017 81 

Btkod of Whouko— Pby of fTocMngton— First 
oh, Washington. 17 96: Allen Orove ch 16 65; 
Burgettstown ch 38 90. Pby of SteubeniriU&— 
Vew Hagerstown ch 40; Cross Creek ch 9 18; 
Centre ch 6 87; Two Ridges ch 113 38. 
1^ of St Ctair8vilU—Be»\svme ch 14 00; 
Eockhill ch 81. Pby of West Virgima-PBT- 
Icersburg ch 25; Clarksborg Sab-sch for Rio . 
chapel 6 16; French Greek ch 6 823 44 

SiKOD OF Omo^Pby qf a><tMnbtt»— Westmiaster 
eh, Colnmbos, mo oon, 46 68; Lithopolis oh 
S2; Miffin oh 8 93; Truro oh 9 07; Grove- 
port ch 12 90; London oh 10; Westerville 
Bab^h 36. Pby of lfarto»— Wyandott oh, 
jno ooD, 6, Mrs E O Junkin 6. Pby «f 
Zanesvaie-QaAt Creek oh 66. Pk/ o/ JSie^ 
told— Lexington Sab-sch 11 88, Master Fia- 
ley Ritchie 117; Waterford oh 6; Savannah 
eh 37; Milford ch 14; Hayesville oh 1. Fby 
«f fFoostorwOrrville eh 6. Pby <tf Hocking— 
B«rlowch7 66; Deoatarch2 86 807 28 

BnroD OF SAiniosKT^-Pby of JKeM^fcm— Zeeland 
ch 3; Woodhall oh 6 83. Pby of Maumee— 
Bryan ch 11 26; Union oh 6, S«b«ch 2 27 08 

SnroD OF C [>n 

oh23 60 ge 

ch 7 26 >n, 

60; 9ou1 to 

eon Rev ds 

Benev 8 th 

oh. Cine t2; 

6thch,< 8; 

Pleasan ih 

16; Rea E7; 

Lebanoi ya 

ch 100 S or 

ach, 10. »s- 

fieldSal 6 98 

Bnron of Iitdiaha^— Pby cf Neie ^Aemy— First 
ch. New Albany, 290. F^ of MadUon— 
Hopewell ch 6 16. Pby of JndtanapoUs—B^ 
thanychoeo. Pby of WMU Water— hvmUam- 
Tille ch 16 2^ 66 

Stsod of Noaranui Ihbiava^— Pby of Loganaport 
—Rock Creek oh 7. Pby <tf ZoAm— Valpa- 
raiso ch 60 83; Crown Point oh 12 50, Sab- 
sch 2 60; Goshen ch 27. Fby of OratOhrdt- 
vOto— Lebanon ch 4 Pby of JAmcM— union 
ch 2; Hopewell ch 1; Hartford ch 1 126 88 

8nn» OF IiUKonw— i^ cf Kaskatkiar-Gnea' 
vllle oh 28 80; Mrs P. for India 2 ; Kion Ger 
oh 8 65; St John's Ger ch 6. P^ j(tfPalM- 
(me— Hebron ch 1 40 ; Oakland eh 3. Fby 
of ^laiMonum^First ch, SpriQgfield 128 41; 
We»i OkAW oh 8; FarBO^gtea efti 84 U); 

Middletown oh 22 60. Fby of Peorto^Hennr 
ch 160. Pby of BlomninfjUm — Lexington en 
60; Mackinaw ch 2U; Low Point oh 9; Meta- 
mora ch 5; WayneHvillo ch 13 60 466 26 

Sthod of Chioaoo.— Pby trf Soek Rfver—Alhaaij 
ch 7 ; Shannon ch 3 20. Pby of Chicago— 
Victor ch 10; St Anne ch 2 25. Pby qf Bu- 
roau— Arlington ch 8; Pleasant Ridge oh 2 25 

87 70 

Stvod of Wnooirsiir^— Pby cf Dotm— Cambridge 
Sab-sch 3; Oregon ch 8; Belleville ch 3; 
Dayton ch 2. ny of Tfmn«5<w>--De|)ere ch 
4; Beaver Dam eh 7; RobinaonvUle ch 
10 60 32 60 

Sthod of St. Paui*— P^y of Sf Pbu/— Hudson 
Sab-sch 2 26. Pby of S Minnesota— hake 
City oh 8 60, Sflb-sch 1 60; Preston ch 5 17 26 

Btkod of Iowa— Pby of CWar— First ch, Masca- 
thie 46 60. Pby of Ktntoa— Vinton Sab-sch 
6 76; Big Creek ch 3 25; Ackley ch 2 50. 
Fby of .Suiu^ue— First ch, Dubaqae 12 65; 
Scotch Grove oh 17 88 66 

Sthod of Southsrh Iowa— P*y of leva— Bound 
Pairiech 10; 1st ch, Burlington 19. P6y of 
Da Jfoi'nes— Des Moines ch 11; Corydon ch 
2 60. Pby ef Mieamiri iS^Mr-Bellevilie ch 
18; Nebraska City Sab-sch 10; Muddy Creek 
oh 11, John Derks 1 ; Nemaha River ch 35 

86 86 

Snn* OF MnsouBL— Pby cf Upper Miuowri— 
Firat ch, Chillicothe 10; Oregon and Graham 
ch 1. Fby of St. Xoww— Trov ch, Francis 
Parker 16; Emanuel ch 32 70; Zoar ch 44; 
Owondolet ch 12. Pby cf i^tosi— Ironton ch 
28 142 70 

Sthod of Kkhtugkt^— Pby of ixminnae— Shiloh 
and Olivet ch 18 00 

Total reoeived from ohorehe^ $18429 86 

.m.— Legacy of Maria Rose, dec'd, Cher- 
^ Valley, NY, less exp 144 30; Estate of B 
J Blythe, dec'd, Indianapolis, Ind, 167 94, 

812 94 

MnonxANiouB.- Rev M C Sntphen 50; Samuel 
Miller, to con Blisabeth Miller Life Member, 
18; Rev W S Rogers and family, for girls' ach 
at Labor, 10; Wm Wray, for 8ch in China, 1 ; 
E, a Thank-oflfering, 10; Mrs Ciiroline Couse 
10; Ida, Willie, and Laura Couse 1 60; A 
friend 10; Little Belle 15 eta; Mrs Mary 
Cowan, Urbana, O, 6; Mrs M E Drake 5; Mrs 
Sarah M Kittridge, bal Life Member, 10: A 
Sister's Gift for Rio chapel lu; Mrs E C Piatt, 
Virginia, Ills, 100; New Brunswick 25; A 
friend, Cambridge, O, 25; For Gold 2,000; J F 
Etorgen. Virginia, Ills, gold 84 29. premium 
11 30; Sarah A Rea, Andesville, Pa. 1; L B 
Ward, Morristown, N J, 150; Jas A Webb 60; 
Jeremiah Baker 60; A friend 10; Oxford St 
Sat^floh Mias'y Ass'n, Phila, 20; Rev H W 
McKee 5; Two bovs, Wabash, 60 cts; Mrs 
Jennie A Forbes, Waukesha, Wis, 50; L F M 
Brussels 6 ; Nannie S Moore, Tiffin, 0, 10; 
Friends for Cbina 6700; Central Presbyterian 
ch, Hamilton, W, 293 75; 1st Portuguese 
Sab-sch, Jaoksonville. Ills, to ed boy in Brasil, 
20; R Case Clarke, Phila, for 2d ch, Brasil, 50 ; 
Rev S Cowles, West Point, Iowa, 2; Rev J G 
Wilson and family, Ononwa, Iowa, 3; G Gil- 
bert Fowler, Newburgh, N Y, 6; John 
Schmidt Muscatine, Iowa, 2 76; B, Oxford, 
0, 6; F B, Cincinnati, 0, 6 9,774 84 

Total receipts In March, 1867, $28,516 48 
WM. RAIfKIN, Jm, Treaeurer. 

LiiTiM relating to the Missions, or other opeva- 
ttoM of the Board, may be addressed to Wamcb 
Lonntii, Esq., Rev. Jobh C. Lewan, or Rev. Davq 
lavtHo, Seoretariea, Mission House, Centre street 
Mew York, 

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PcBLigHnio HoTJBB, 821 Chmtbut Strbbt, 

Letters reUtinff to a^enoiea, donations ofbooks 
lod tractA, the appointment of Colportetirfi, manu- 
KTtptB and books offered for publication, the edi- 
torial department of the SabbatA-Seho<A Kwi7</r, 
•nd the general interesta of the Board* to be ad- 
dreased to the Rev. Wlluam E. Schbnck, D.D^ Cor- 
rtoponding Secretary and Editor, Na 821 Chest- 

All oommnnications, reporta, remittances of 
money, donations, and orders for books, to be I 
■ddressed to Mr. Wnmtanp Siroeiit. Superintend- 
ent of Col portage, Busineets Correspondent, and 

Subscriptions to the Home and Foreign Beeord^ , 
mdlheSabbathSehool FmOot, and payments for 
file samey to be addressed to Mr. Pcrxa Waluk. 

Our Annual Collection. 

The General Assembly has ap- 
pointed the FIEST SABBATH IN 
MAY as the time for an annual 
and simultaneous collection to be 
taken in all the churches, for the 
Colportage Fund of the Board of 
Publication. It has also recom- 
mended that when the annual col- 
lection in any church cannot be 
taken on that day, it shall be taken 
01 soon Uiereafter as poesible. 

As the day specified is now again 
near at hand, the Board hereby re- 
minds the pastors of the fact, and 
earnestly solicits their co-operation 
m the plan of the Assembly. In or- 
der to aid them in making such 
statements as may draw forth the 
sjmpathied and contributions of 
&eir people towards this cause, the 
following facts are furnished in re- 
gard to the work of Colportage, as 
it has been carried forward during 
the past year. 

The WcrU «/ M« Tear. 

During the year ending March 
lst> 1867, the Board has had one 

hundred and forty-five colporteurs 
in commission. But in addition to 
these, many pastors, domestic mis- 
sionaries, teachers of Freedmen's 
schools, and other voluntary dis- 
tributors have been engaged in 
scattering among the needy the 
publications of the Board. 

Reports received from regular 
colporteurs show that 9122 days' 
work have been performed by 
them ; that they have sold 70,905 
volumes, and distributed gratui- 
tously 45,995 volumes, and 1,043,- 
180 pages of tracts. They have 
also visited 322,870 persons, with a 
large proportion of whom, as op- 
portunity oflfered, they have held 
religious conversation and prayer. 
All colporteurs of the Board are 
instructed never, if possible, to 
leave a house without putting at 
Jeast a few pages of tracts into the 
hands of the occupants. 

Besides the above, the Executive 
Committee has granted, in answer 
to special appeals, 14,697 volumes, 
and 169,054 pages of tracts. These 
have been given mainly to mission 
and needy 8abbath-schools, to 
Freedmen's schools, ehips of war, 
needy ministers and feeble church- 
es, and to individuals for gratuitous 
distribution by them. 

During the year, the Board's 
colporteurs have laboured in twen- 
ty-five States and British Provinces. 
They have performed more or less 
work in nearly every State where 
It has been found practicable for 
them to labour, including several 
of the Southern States. The Board 

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now has one or more in each of the 
following States, viz: — Virginia, 
West Virginia, North Carolina, 
Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Ten- 
nessee, Kentucky, and Missouri. 
One is recently appointed for New 
Mexico. Several are at work in 
California and Oregon. The 
greater portion of them, however, 
have been labouring in the Mid- 
dle, Western, and Northwestern 
States. • 

Ute Smtth, 

In regard to the work of the 
Board in the South, it may be said 
that the prevalent scarcity of 
money there is the main, if not the 
only obstacle, that is worthy to be 
named. The people generally ex- 
hibit not only a readiness, but a 
great eagerness to possess and read 
the Board's publications. The 
Publication Committee of the 
Southern General Assembly has 
placed the names of a large pro- 
portion of our books on its select 
catalogue, and has thus expressed 
its readiness to co-operate in cir- 
culating them in the South. The 
Board is in receipt of letters weekly 
and almost daily, from nearly every 
part of the South, soliciting dona- 
tions for all classes, but more fre- 
quently for the use of the children 
in the Sabbath-schools, and as aids 
to those who are engaged in in- 
structing the Freed men. The 
Board's colporteurs are directed to 
give with a liberal hand, so long 
as the resources furnished by the 
Church for this use will permit. 
And in answer to the numerous 
direct applications for donations, 
the Executive Committee has never 
turned away unaided any who have 
sought its help. The great scarcity 
of religious reading in the South, 

and especially the utter destitution 
and impoverishment of the Sab- 
bath-schools in many places, give 
them a strong claim upon the 
Christian sympathies of our 

As exhibiting the feeling with 
which such donations are received, 
we venture to quote a few sentences 
from leters that have just come to 
hand, and which are similar to 
great numbers received during the 
year from every part of the 

A letter from South Carolina, 
acknowledging a donation of books, 
catechisms. Visitors, Ac, Ac, sent 
to a Sabbath-school in that State, 
says : " It is with extreme pleasure 
I return to you the cordial thanks 
of oui^ Sabbath-school for your 
very liberal donation of books. 
It is, indeed, enough to prove to 
us that you are not our enemies, 
and far exceeded our anticipations. 
The papers are a world of delight 
to the little ones. Please extend 
our grateful thanks to the Board 
for their liberality towards us. 
Such acts of kindness would verj 
soon win back the love of the 

A letter from Virginia, says: 
" Your Board was kind enough to 
grant us a donation for our church 
and Sabbath-schools. I can report 
that they were of great assistance 
to us. You may feel assured that 
books given to churches and Sab- 
bath-schools in the South will do 
much good. The war seems to 
have drained off the reading matter 
of the country wherever the armies 

An acknowledgment from Ar- 
kansas says: "Please accept my 
sinc^e thanks^ as also the heartfelt 

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gratitude of the scholars for your 
very valuable gift. Oh, if you 
could have seen the bright eyes 
and happy faces that were gathered 
around me in the school-room this 
afternoon while I read to them 
your letter, it would have made 
your heart glad. And then to have 
heard the hearty expression of 
thanks to the kind friends who 
sent us those nice books and papers. 
I pray God they may be the means 
of leading many to Christ." 

A letter from the Superintendent 
of a coloured Sabbath-school in 
South Carolina, says : " On Friday 
last I received from the Board of 
Publication a package containing 
library books, primers, catechisms, 
hymn books, tracts. Sabbath-school 
Visitors, Ac, for the use of our 
Sabbath-school. I wish that Chris- 
tian friends at the North could see 
with what unbounded gratitude 
these poor creatures receive their 
books ; I feel assured they would 
realize that it is more blessed to 
give than to receive." Inclosed in 
this letter is a resolution of this 
coloured school, sendine "sincere 
and hearty thanks," adding, " and 
for this act of kindness in this our 
day of ignorance, poverty, and 
need, we will ever cherish the mos^ 
lively gratitude." 

Tens of thousands of volumes 
could now be sent as donations to 
the South with the happiest effect. 
The Board will gladly receive any 
special donations for this object, 
and will faithfully carry out any 
expressed wishes of donors. Let 
all who desire to bless and benefit 
the South, send their gifts to the 
Board as soon as possible, to be 
used in sending thither abundantly 
its publications. 

During the year large numbers 
of Presbyterian churches have been 
supplied with a sound relidous 
literature. Many waste places nave 
been traversed, where the scattered 
sheep of the flock, living without 
sanctuary privileges, have been 
strengthenea by religious conversa- 

tion, and by a supply of good 
books. Large numbers of wholly 
irreligious persons and families 
have received expostulations, en- 
treaties, and invitations to come to 
Christ for salvation. In every 
family visited, at least a few pages 
of tracts, and in very many, one 
or more religious volumes have 
been left. And the Divine Spirit 
has accompanied the colporteurs in 
their work, and in many instances 
given tokens of his approbation by 
usin^ the truth thus imparted as 
his instrument to bring souls to 
embrace the precious offers of the 

In a day when such vast quanti- 
ties of reading are issuing from the 
press; some of it directly infidel 
in its teachings ; very much of it 
profane and licentious in its char- 
acter ; and a stijl larger proportion 
composed of merely imaginative 
and irreligious works, how unspeak- 
ably important is it that the Church 
should be found continually striv- 
ing to sow broadcast over the land, 
books and tracts full of the savour 
of vital godliness ! 

And at a time when so large k 
proportion of the avowedly reli- 

fious issues of the press are of a 
ind to unsettle the minds of the 
members of our own communion 
upon important points of doctrine 
and practice, how important is it 
that such works should be placed 
in the hands of the members and 
youth of the Church, as are 
adapted to settle and confirm them 
in right views upon those subjects I 

Work to be I><me» 

The Board is now commissioning 
additional colporteurs, and putting 
them mto new fields. And it hopes 
ere long to be able to tell you of 
wider efforts put forth in this di- 
rection than in any past year. 
Wide sections of the Church, and 
yet wider fields of destitution are 
calling for additional colporteurs 
on our Atlantic seaboard, among 
our mountain ranges and their 
valleys, in our Western States and 
Territories, and on our vast Pacifio 

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slope. luto all these wide fields, 
and among all classes of their het- 
erogeneous population, it is the 
desire of the Board, as rapidly as 
possible, to send men to scatter the 
pages of pure and complete gospel 

Large classes of our heterogene- 
ous population are yet to be evan- 
gelized. The millions of Southern 
Freedmen, the immense numbers 
of German, Irish, Norwegian and 
other immigrants ; our sailors, sol- 
diers, and other portions of the 
inhabitants of this land must have 
the gospel, and in order to this the 
aid of books and tracts, freely dis- 
tributed among them, must be 
called in. 

Our Sabbath-schools, great num- 
bers of them, in the North and 
West as well as in the South, need 
to be encouraged and helped to 
supply themselves with good books, 
catechisms, hymn books, papers, 
&c., &c. If the Board had the 
means to give freely such books 
and papers to every struggling 
and feeble Sabbath-school, untold 
blessings might be conferred upon 
the children in many a neighbour- 
hood, and both the schools and the 
churches to which they belong 
might be greatly strengthened 

In fact, it is impossible even to 
hint at all the open channels 
through which good may be done 
in the use of religious books and 
tracts, channels through which the 
Board can always pour an ampl^ 
tide of benefactions over the land, 
if the churches will only furnish 
the requisite means. 

What is Asked, 

But enough has been Bai(i about 
the great and growing work which 
the Head of the Church has spread 
before the Board of Publication, 
to convince every reader that large 
sums will be needed to carry it on, 
much larger indeed than in former 
years. In order that the work may 
go forward, we beg every pastor 
and every vacant church to give 
Ufl aid according to the ability 

which God may have given to each. 
Let an annual collection be taken 
MAY, or if it be not possible to 
take it on that day, then on the 
earliest practicable Sabbath after- 
wards. Let the children in the 
Sabbath-school, according to the 
recommendation of the General 
Assembly, be also invited to send 
their contributions to the Board. 
It is appropriate work for them to 
help mission and feeble Sabbath- 

And when this has been done, let 
the contribution be remitted, as 
soon as convenient, to Winthrop 
Sargent, Esq., No. 821 Chestnut 
Street, Philadelphia. 


AND Distribution Funds op the PRBft- 


Pbif of AUeghofty—PleskBani Vallej oh per R«t 

J(iM Allison $7 36 

Pbv of AUe{jhcny a<v- Highland ch 8 70; Man- 
chester cii. Ger 1 70 10 40 
n linster ch, John N. 
irtney Esq 10; Sab- 

210 00 
Pi rn ch 6 50 

Pi lis. ch 11 80 

Pi [ilisch 6 00 

PI abeth let ch 71 27 

PI ifih oh 7 00 

i1 )scow' ch 4 00 

P town ch 22 8ft 

P ch 6 00 

P 13 00 

P t Ger ch, Williiuns- 

6 17 
P renton 8d ch . 25 86 

PL., -^ JtSqch 2 00 

Pby of New Orleans— CiermAn ch, N O 20 00 

Pby of New ForA— Fifth av and Nineteenth st 

ch 2702 78 ; New York Ist ch, a niembt^r 500 

3202 78 
Pby of NorihMmberUxnd—BaXA. Eagle and Nitp 

tany ch 20 60 

Pby of PcMsmc — Conneotiout Farms ch 16 ; Pat- 

erson l9t ch 64 25 70 25 

Pby of Pccrrta— Henry ch 20 70 

Pfiy of PhtUuldphia—WoM Spruce 8t ch, Morris 

Patterson 12 50; African Ist ch 6 17 60 

Pby of i?an toT»— Ml Iford ch 4 00 

Pby of Sangamon^Vtfehi Okaw oh. Dr. 8 D 

School Held 2 60 

Pby of Saline— Pisgtkh ch 6 00 

Pby of Schuyler— C&rthage ch 20 00 

Pby of St CtairsviUe— Ml Plea««ant ch 14 00 

Pby of Susquehanna— Wyaox ch 6 00 

Pby of Troy— Troy 2d ch 12 60; Waterford ch 

Sab-sch 17 34 29 84 

Pby of Washington— C\ByBvi\\e ch 6; Washing- 
ton Ist ch 39 88 44 88 
Pby of ZanesvUU—C&mbridfie oh 10 00 


Chas W," Boston" 2/i; O G Fowler, N Y 6; 
W Hunting, Plainfield, N J 60 cU; Col W Rey- 
nolds, USA, Detroit. 2; Anonymous, Ober- 
lin,P 0,734. 26: Faunce Bent 6 60; a mem- 
ber of Ut oh, N Y, 600 ; £ S Jaffray Esq 600 

1039 86 

$4,034 M 

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B«T. S. L Odb, Cb r r up ondktg Secrttarjf, 

8t Loaii, Ma 

Another Tear. 

Another fiscal year of the Board of 
Church Extension was on the first day 
of April, 1867, -added to the record of the 
past By the good hand of God upon us 
it was a year of unusual progress. While 
the total receipts were but $1,753 in 
advance of the previous year, the gifts 
fix)m churches were nearly $5,800 larger 
and in advance of those of any year of 
the existence of the Board. In but one 
of the preceding eleven years since its 
organization did the entire income of 
the Board surpass that of the twelve 
months just closed ; and during that year 
legacies were received to the amount of 
$10,756 17, 'while from April Ist, 1866, to 
April 1st, 1867, but a single legacy of ten 
dollars found its way into our treasury. 
About fifty more churches than were 
ever before reported appear to have 
contributed to our funds. This year 149 
churches sought $80,000 aid. Last yea? 
96 churches asked for $65,000. Appro- 
priations amounting to $47,463 72 this 
year gladdened 102 churches, while the 
year before but 69 churches were aided 
to the amount of $34,1 22 33. The total 
disbursements of the year were $44,- 
213 30, and its total receipts were $37- 
623 28. Its predecessor witnessed re- 
eeipU amounting to $35,870 28 and 
disbursement aggregating $28,390 89. 
We closed the year with applications 
on file exceeding our means fully $30,- 
000, while a year ago the excess of such 
apphcations was but a little over $9,000. 
Yet with strengthened faith in the 
Redeemer, and his blood-bought church 
we gird ourselves for the toils and per- 
plexities of another year. Will not the 
people of God in their closets and in 
their purses remember their needy breth- 
ren who have no holy bouse of prayer. 


TBV8I0H IM March, 1867. 

Fby of Miami— Monrfte ch $13 00 

Pby of New Orleaiu— Second Oerman ch 6 00 
Pt^of WeJtt Jersey— F\Tstch. Brid}T<»ton.sp«»pial, 
5AU; WilliRmstown ch, specml, 183; Black- 
woodtown ch, special. 25u; Cai>e Inland ch, 
special, 66; Pittsffrove oh, spociaL 22; 2d oh, 
Briilgoton, f»pecial,87: Greenwich ch, >«|>ecial, 
M: fri.Mlerville ch, special, :W: Deertitld ch, 
special, 38 17 ; Cold Spring ch. special, 86 

1860 17 
Pbj/ of BurHngtmi—Fint ch, Camden, special, 

160; Cream Ridge, special, 4 164 00 

Pbp of AarOon— Flemington oh, special, 107; 

Milfbrdch3 110 00 

Pbu of Awaate— First ch Paterfon, speojnl "126; 
'rhird eh. Newark, special, 72; CoDneciicut 
Farms ch 16 213 00 

Pby of PhilndflphiaS\%th ch, Philadelphia, 

special, 60; First African eh 5 66 00 

rtnf of Phihdeiphia 2d— Bridesbiirg ch 32 60; 

Frank ford ch ;*.'> 67 00 

Pby of Lia«me— Wllkesbarre ch, special 80 00 
Pby of Neio CastU—Oxtotd. ch, special, 30; 

Green Hill ch 17 47 00 

Pby of St Z-ouM— Second ch, 8k Louis, special, 

i;K)1: Emanuel ch 8 10 1,364 10 

/!«/ of ^/airffwitfa— Murraysyille oh 10; Poke 

Run ch'lO ao 00 

Pby of Allegheny CIfy— Manchester ch 8 40 

Pby of OAto— Bethany ch 40 flO 

/% of Clarion— Rockland oh 10 60 

Pty of Oene»e$ /Wtw— Warsaw ch 80 00 

Pby of Huntinpdon — Lewistown oh 18 89; Bald 

Eajfle and Niitany ch 18 26 32 14 

Fay of J5rt«— Waterloo ch 2 00 

Pl^ of PaUstin&—M»itoon oh 12; QrandTiew 

ch f 10 00 

Pby of Ffnton— Blairstown oh 6 00 

Pby of il/6nnw— Charlton ch 8 00 

Pby of Cb^umftw*— Lithopolis ch 2; Midway ch 

6; Blendon ch 10 08 17 08 

Pby of Ctdar— Princeton ch 3 ; Le Clair ch 4 7 00 
Pity of Battimor^—Hhrmoay ch 10 00 

Pby of Peoria-Hi-ury eh 17 46 

Pby of St OairgvUle-^F irst oh, Bellaire 17 90 

Pt^ of JUoninouth—Ued Bank ch 21 00 

Pby of A/ad«on--I>onal«ison ch 8 7* 

P6y of On/^itati— Ploai>ant Rldgo oh 25 ; Plea- 
sant Run 2 8 26 
Pby of Oxford— Seren Mile oh 8 84 ; Somerrllle 

ch 2; College Corner ch 8 13 84 

Pby of Jieiiieia—\ uW^jo ch 27 00 

Pby of K'iJfkaskia—HiWBhoTO ch 6 75 

Pby of ifw/» .9an— Zeeland ch 2 W> 

Pby of >r(M/iiH</f/n— Lower Ten Mil© ch 7 60; 

Wa'«hington ch 40 47 60 

Pby of NcwUm— Lower Mt Bethel ch 6 00 

Pby of CUrf««/«— Chambersburg cl» 46 90 

Pby of Nno Brunswiek— Third ch. Trenton 83 78 
Pby of P>Ufmac—^eM York Av ch, Washington 

6U 86 
Pby of ifoAowilc— DurhamsTllle and Oneida 

Castle chs 3 00 

Pby of /)tt6t40ii«— Pleasant Grove ch 6 00 

Pby of New York 2d— Soutli Grecnbush ch 19 10 

Rev Salmon Cowles, Iowa. 1 ; Charles W, Boston, 
26; C Gilbert Fowler, Newburg, N Y 6 31 00 

Total for March, $4,oi7 90 

DAVID KEITH, 7V<««ur«r, 

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The following ftmounta have been received 
ifnce laBt report, vis. 

Piy of AlUgheny—EhenMet ch $5 60 

Pbjf qf JSnc— Salem ch 4 00 

Ptjf of Ba/fimor*— Harmony oh 10; Wettmin- 

ster ch 130 140 00 

Fhv of Rochester OU^f— Rochester 8d ch 20 48; 

l>helpa ch 12 50 41 08 

Jtjr cf Sock iUtTcr— Freeport 2d ch 19 00 

Pby of C%a/4CoM0— Chillicothe let oh 60 00 

Ftp o/ Oj^ord— Camden ch 6; College Comer 

ch 8; Keiley ch 7 60; SoTon Mile ch 7 66; 

Sommerville ch 4 32 16 

Pbi/ of A'cu/mu/oo— Richview ch 10; Hillaboro' 

ch 8 80 18 80 

Fby of PinlMfintf— Mattoon oh 90 00 

Pby tif Ptfona— Henry ch 28 20 

Buy of St LouU-Ql Loais 2d ch 216 70 

Fht/ of Burlington— Creom Ridge ch 3 60 

^*bf/of Luzerne— Port Carbon ch 10; Mrs R T 

Turner dying gift 6; Pittston ch 20 36 00 

Pbf/ of Monmouth— Tennent ch 30; Port Wash- 
ington ch 3 82 33 32 
Pby of A>u7to»--Stewartayille ch 40 48 
P6f/ of New Brunswick— Trenton 3d oh 16 60'; 

Dutch Ne«k oh 11 27 60 

P^ €f /\3««at«--Connectiout Farms oh 17 00 

Pby of iKoKtan— Milford ch 4 00 

Fby qf Suaquehannci—VfyBOX oh 6 00 

Fby of OonneeUeut^Ry^ oh 46 21 

Fby qf i^auou— Wallaboutoh 16 88 

Fby of New ForJk— Chelsea ch 64: Fifth a? and 

Nineteenth St ch 1770 86, of which 1000 from 

R L ft A Stuart ; do for Permanent Fund 1000 

2834 86 
Fby qf Nassau— 8ing Shig ch 100 00 

Fby of Fort Wayne—Fort Wayne ch 86 00 

Fby of Columbus— M'lfAin ch 2 88; Lithopolis 

ch 17 65; London oh 7; Dublin ch 7 61; Rev 

Thos Woodrow 6 40 04 

Fby (tf ZanesmUe-^Mbington oh 28 40; Mus- 

kingum ch 10 88 40 

Fby of Huntingdon— BsAd Eagle and Nittany 

clis 16 93 

Fby of SaUsbura—lndiMJM oh 86; Saltsburg ch 

^2 98 77 98 

Fffy of Fhitadelphitt—Ut Afrioan oh 10 00 

P6s^o/PAtIade(pAia2d— Doylestown oh 89; Inf*t 

school of do 16; German town Ist ch 226; 

Bridenburg ch 26 42 806 48 

J of BlairsviUe—Li^rmore ch 18 46; Poke 

ftun ch 10; New Salem ch 6 66 29 10 

Fby of 0M>— Bethel ch 48; East Liberty oh 86; 

^ 78 00 

Pby of SedsUme—Humonj ch 
Fby of St Poui— Stillwater 2d oh 
Fby of iAi^vo**— Zeeland oh 
F%9 qf Foir/Uid— Summit ch 
Fby of Jowa— Burlington oh 
Fby qf Steubenvaie—AnEKpohB oh 
Fby cf 8t ClairsmUe—JfoUinghin oh 
Fby of IfduMfi^toA— Waynesburg oh 
F^i^8httngkai-^h»ngtuA Ut eh 

$V614 84 


$15 00 


20 00 

60 CO 

3 W 

10 00 

26 00 

1 OO 

20 00 

6 00 

1 00 

Presbyterian Church. New Orleans 

Presbyterian 2d ch, New Orleans, 

Mrs A C Kerr of New Castle, Del. 

** L M," of New York 

« A »* of Doyleatown. Pa. 

"Col H P V," of «t Anthony, Minn. 

*-Cha8 W." of Boston. Mass. 

" W H^ of PlainHeld, N J. 

*♦ Rev R B M," of Tiffin, Ohio, 

RoT R F Patterson, of Sardinia, Ind. 

Mrs I 6 Gregg, of Sardinia, Ind. 

84,670 24 
Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
FhOade^hia, AprU btfu 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and Presbytery to which it belongs, 
should be diMtinctly stated, that it may be cor- 
rectly acknowledged. And where cnecks or 
drafte are sent thev- should be drawn to the order 
of "Gw). H. \'JM Geldxr, Treasurer " 

AppuoATioirs for aid from this Fund must be 
made on the recommendation of a Presbyteij 
and addressed to Rev. Joskph H. Jo!f ks, D.D„ Chair- 
man and Secretary of the Committee, No. 624 
Spruce street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The M)propriation8 from the Fund for 
Disabled Ministers has been sometimes 
misunderstood. They are like those 
made by the Boards of Missions, with 
only this difference: In the latter case 
the money is paid to sustain the labourer 
while in active service, in the former it 
is the pension as a " servant emeritus," 
or a stipend continued when he can la- 
bour no longer. There is nothing elee- 
mosynary in what is given to either. 
The heroic officers of our army and navy, 
when disabled by disease or age, are 
honourably released and go into retire- 
ment Having devoted so much of their 
life to their country, they are now 
maintained, not as beneficiaries, but aa 
benefactors. Their liberal pensions are 
deemed as only a merited reward which 
they receive without humiliation or a 
mortifying sense of obligation. The 
funds disbursed by the trustees is at 
once an expression of the gratitude of the 
Church to the receivers, and an acknow- 
ledgment of their claim. If they have 
spent so much of their life, have become 
old and disabled "in sowing to others 
spiritual things," is it a great thing 
that, for the remnant of their days thev 
"should reap their carnal things? 
What an unhappy mistake to classify our 
gifts to such a cause among our chantiee 1 

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Bev. a GL Loam, Oorretponding Secretmy, 

Box 224 Pittsburgh, P». 
Wm. Uixsi, Esq^ SeeeMng Agent, 

907 Arab street, Pbiladelpbia. 

Sews from the Field. 

The report of the missionaries brings 
cheering news from the whole field. 

The jjchools at Clarksville and Colum- 
bia, Tennesee, have both had a large at- 
tendance and the pupils are making 
rapid advancement. A few additions 
have been made to both the churches, 
and there is a general confidence of the 
freedmen in the success of the churches. 
Both these schools have been highly 
commended by the assistant Superinten- 
dent of Education, who has recently 
vieit^d them, and attended the closing 
exercises of the term at Clarksville. 
This mission the superintendent repre- 
sents to tts as the most successful one in 
the State. Brother McKinney has la- 
boured hard and successfully. We are 
sorry to learn that Mrs. McKinney and 
Mrs. Dennis are both compelled to leave 
the school, the one on account of failing 
health and the other in order to care 
for her fatherless children. 

Rev. 8. Q. Murphy reports an increas- 
ing interest in the whole region of his 
missions in the establishment of schools 
and churches. He has begun a school 
at Burksville, which is seu-sustaining, 
and is taught by a coloured man. At 
two other points the people have houses 
for school and worship almost completed, 
in the hope that the Committee will be 
able to assist them in sustaining a min- 
ister and teachers. The "Big Oak'^ 
congregation have beffun to build their 
house of worship, ana hope to have it 
completed within two months. This 
church has worshipped in an old wheel- 
wright shop, where their school has been 
conducted by Mrs. Neil for a vear. A 
cheerless, open buildine, witn cotton 
doth stretched across the windows for 
glass ; yet we found no more succeilsfu) 
church and school among the Freedmen 
than this. 

North Qiroltna, 

Thft missioae in middle and western 

North Carolina give great encouragemeni 
The church at Franklinton still enjoys 
tokens of the presence of the Spirit. 
Five have been added by baptism since 
the last report. Special efforts are being 
made by the freedmen at Louisburg 'and 
Warrenton to raise money to build 
houses of worship. Churches will soon 
be organized in both places. 

At four new points in that field the 
people have built school-houses and 
have asked for teachers with the promise 
to pay all expenses. We have furnished 
toachers for three of them. These 
teachers are pupils from the school at 
Franklinton, whose whole education has 
been obtained within the last two years. 
Of course they are not thoroughly fitted 
for their work, but are prepared to teach 
a primary school. There are between 
twenty and thirty candidates for baptism 
awaiting the visit of the ordained min- 
ister in the Franklinton congregation. 

In western North Carolina the Pres- 
bytery of Catawba has recently held its 
spring meeting at Charlotte, and they 
have sent cheering accounts of their 
work to the Committee. They have or- 
ganized since their meeting in October 
fifteen churches, all of which are pros- 
pering, and some of which have enjoyed 
rial evidences of the presence' of 
Holy Spirit. The church of 
Statesvilfe enjoyed a revival in which 
twenty-six were added to the church. 
Petitions were before the Presbytery for 
the organization of ten more churches. 

The church at Charlotte was organized 
on the 13th of March. Two elders and 
two deacons were ordained. On the last 
Sabbath of the month the sacraments 
were administered by Mr. Alexander, 
ajad the church numbered forty -three 
members. Ten applicants for admission 
were taken under care of the session. 
Their house of worship has been com- 
pleted and a school organized with 
Misses Brown and Hussell as teachers, 
which promises to be successful. 

The Presbytery called a convention 
of elders and de£ux>ns to meet in States- 
ville in order to afford opportunity for 
special instruction to these officers touch- 
ing their duties in the church. Great 
interest is manifested in this meeting, 
and we trust much good will result tg 
tbft oaufM of ohprch'-c^d^ from it. 

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Light begins to dawn. 

The perplexing question has constant- 
ly pressed itself upon both the Commit- 
tee and the brethren in the field, — How 
shall we be able to supply these churches 
organized? The field is almost unlim- 
ited, and it will be impossible to send 
men from the North to supply them all. 
Bpt the Lord seems to be opening the 
way. A large number of coloured men 
are found who are leadera of the people, 
possessing many qualifications of the 
missionary teacher and catechisl. Some 
of them nave been preaching without 
church authority for tnirty years. With 
instruction in the rudiments of educa- 
tion, and more particularly in Bible 
truth and doctrine, these men will be 
prepared to supply the vacant churches 
until a more thoroughly educated min- 
istry can be provided. In view of this 
gtate of the case the Presbytery deter- 
mined to organize at once a theological 
clase, and appointed Rev. S. C. Alexan- 
der to have charge of such a class at 

A lady of Philadelphia learning the 
wants of the brethren, has sent to the 
Committee a donation of fourteen hun- 
dred dollars to furnish a building for this 
seminary at Charlotte. And the Commit- 
tee in accepting the donation named the 
institution in honour of her lamented 
husband, who gave his life for his country 
in the great rebellion, " The Henry J. 
Biddle Memorial Institute." A building 
committee has been appointed, and in a 
few months the house will be ready. It 
will require from one hundred to two 
hundred dollars a year to support each 
student, while during his whole course 
he will spend three days in the week in 
the work among the churchea Will not 
the friends of the freedmen to whom God 
has given the ability, consider this part 
of the work, and send us special donations 
to meet this case. 

Darkness also Visible. 

The donations to the work among the 
freedmen are falling off almost in pro- 
portion to the success which attends the 
work in the field. The last three months 
the contributions of the churches have 
fallen behind the collections of the same 
months last year about three-fourths. 
What shall we do? The Committee 
cannot carry on the work for six weeks, 
longer with the amount now in the 
treasury. We are now about seven 
thousand dollars behind the collections 
of last year. Will not the churches that 
have neglected to help us to preach the 
gospel to the poor thus far, now ocn- 
aider the cali of theBe perishing sooLi) 

and send speedily relief to the perplexed 
Committee, for it grows very dark on 
our path. 

Ilie Committee acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of the following boxes, which have 
been forwarded as desired : 

From the 1st Presbyterian church of 
Washington, Pa., 1 box clothing and 
books value, $40 00, for Concord church. 

1 box clothing from Park church, 
Erie, Pa., not valued. 

Receipts iit March. 1867. 
Pby qf Allegheny Of^j^— Manchester ch, add! 

^ 40 
Fbif of Ba7&imAr0— We9tmin9ter ch, add*I, 133 00 
Fby of ^^trirritf^— Murryarille ch 13 74 

Pby of Chippewa— R\\ion ch 3 75 

Phif of Cirjcmna/i— Plea-^ant Ridge oh 42 76 

Ptty of a>iu»»6u«— Li thopolis ch 6 «iO 

Phit oJ\ConnectxcutrSo\x\h Salem ch, *^ Birthday 

Memorials,'* 2o 00 

Pby of Fiftdkiy— Truro ch, add'I, 12 00 

Pby of Qenesee River— Moscow ch 8 00 

Pby qf Ifig fUand— Atchhson ch 7 70 

Pby of Iowa— Roimd Prairie ch lo OO 

Pbi/ of Indiavapolis—iid ch, Indianapolis, 61 50 
/^yo/ Af/cAu/a/t— Westminster ch, Detroit 32 17 
Pby of 3/orimou/A— Red Bank ch 10 00 

Pby of New Orleans— Rev J H Hollander's ch 

5; Rev Pauius Uenscr's ch 2 7 00 

Pby of Ohio— West Elizabeth ch 16 ; East Lib- 
erty ch, add'1, 3() 45 oo 
Pby of Oxford— Camden ch 6; Bethel ch6; Rid- 
ley oh 6; 8omervillo ch 7 22 00 
Pby of Palestine— Charleston ch 20 00 
Pby of J?an ton— Clinton ch 7 28; N W V 10 

17 28 
Pfty qf Rediton&—Neyr Providence ch 10 00 

Pby of SalLsburg—Vfeet Lt^banon ch 12 36; El- 
dersridge ch 10 32; Society of Inquiry S ft) 

26 28 
Phy of 5j'dn«y— Spring Hilla ch 14 35 

Pby of St OtoirsOTtfe— Cadiz ch Snb-sch 2» 26 

i*8f of White fTaeer^Diinlapsville ch 6 00 

Pby qf fTooster— Holmes viUe ch 30 00 

#%y of fraaAin<7/on— Washington ch, add'I, 6 45 
T^ of ZanesviUe—CktBhocton ch 10 UO 


Rev J H Byers, Somerset, Ky, 4; Jane McUowelU 
Carlisle, Pa, 1; Rev John S Howell. Kim 
Point, III. 10; LM, New York. />•: l:ev J D 
Paxton, Princeton, Ind 5<»; .Mi.*» F Bausinnn, 
one of our Teaelicrf, 1 b ; Rent for part of oftjee. 
46 175 00^ 

Received at PhOadaphia. 
1 Pby of Canneetieuir-Bjed Mills ch 11 no 

Pby of Donegal— \Jn\on oh 20 18 

/^/ 0/ Gcn«6'<!C i^iver— Oakland ch 7 uo 

Pby of Huntingdon— UsAd Eagle and Nittany 
chs 18 48 ; Perryarille ch, in part, 60 60, lets 
ex 69 cts 77 48 

Pby of X»ttfcm«— Pittston ch 2f) 00 

Pby of A'a««au— Wallaboat ch is 76 

Pby of Newton— ^WWyKBier Qh 6 lO 

Pby of Northumberland— Miincy ch 20 50 

Pby of Philadelphia— y^ est Spruce St ch, ft-om 

Mrs Sarah F Orne, 10 00 

Pby qf Philadelphia 2d— RolmeBburg ch Sab-sch 

9 60; Doylostown ch 38 47 50 

Pby qf Philadelphia Om^ro^oKensington ch, 

from Miss McGretty 5 00 

Pfiy qf /\JMaic— Connecticut Farms ch 28 75 
Pby of TVioy— Cambridge ch 17 45 

«Chas W" Bo«»ton, Mass, 25; Mrs Ellen J 
Welles, of Wyalusing, Pa, 500 &25 00 

Total receipts in March, $1,682 90 
A. GAMfiBON. TVaoMir*-. 

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Vol. XVIII. 


No. 6. 


Iinde Tiew— A Xisfionary's wife 
q^eaks for many otlierii— lelf-de- 


You are probably as weU aware 
M I can be, that the great staple of 
Minnesota is u^ieaL You probably 
kflow, too, that last year's crop was 
a great failure, but how great no 
one can realize who doee not live 
here. It is enough to say, that some 
of our church members, who needed 
two thousand dollars to meet their 
taxes, support their families, and 
make promised payments on their 
&nD8, did not haryest enough to 
gire them one bushel of seed wheat, 
and some not enough for their own 
bread. Indeed, in some of the coun- 
ties, the destitution is so great that 
the governor has seen best to call 
attention to the necessity for assist- 
ing the inhabitants to procure not 
only seed, but subsiitenee, until the 
iBgathering of the next falL 

Last winter, Mr. — — , in writ^ 
ing to an Eastern church, I think 
said, "In these circumstances, I 
oaonot urge my people to giye largely 
to my support, as I would, were 
they in different circumstances/' 
As they had no harTest, they had 

nothing to sell, consequently no 

An excellent member of the 

R Church, said to us a few 

weeks since, "We ought to do some- 
thing for you in our neighbourhood, 
we oice it to you, but I don't know 
that we can raise a dollar, until 
after harvest. Instead of old wheat 
to sellf most will have seed wheat to 
buy" There was the will, but with 
an empty purse. What shall the 
good man do? Shall he say, 
" Brother, you must give me, for 
my support, whether or no — seed or 
no seed ; it is not right to cheat the 
minister." Oh, no, he could not 
say it, — Dr. Janeway himself, had 
he been here, could not have had 
the heart to have "urged" the man. 

The streets of R , two yeara 

since so "lively" with the "wheat 
teams," and " trade," are now al- 
most as quiet as a Sabbath day; 
and where I once counted thirty- 
five loaded wagons going to market 
with their grain, I only see no^' 
and then a team returning home, 
having been to buy a few bushels 
of seed. The people have their 
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they have scarce a dollar in their 
pockets, and heavy interests, or un- 
paid mortgages to meet — Can they 
give largely just now? And yet, 
I so often find on the shelf, a 
receipt from one of our Boards, 
and then from another, for one 
dollar, two dollars, or five dollars, 
from these little churches, that I 

not long ago said to Mr. A , 

*'It seems to me that your little 
out-station churches give a great 
deal, or rather they give often, to 
the Boards, considering how small 
and poor they are," and he saicji, 
I think they do. And here, dear 
Dr., let me whisper a word to you. 
When the little church has given 
: seventy-five cents, the pastor makes 
. it a dollar. K they give three dol- 
lars and-a-half, he makes it five 
< dollars, and so on. If "example is 
., better than precept," he certainly 
gives them the benefit of that^ as 
.well as the preaching. 

"Where is your husband preach- 
ing, to-day?" said a good man to 
me, one winter day. " At the 

• school-house in ." " Well, Tm 

. not going to preach jud anyuiherei 
: any more," was the reply ; " I've 

taken colds enough, by roasting in 

the hot school-houses, and then 

. coming out into the wind. I thought 

. he might as well have added^ " but 

- youT' husband may, for all that I 

care," for. my husband was there, 

. because this same brother having 

made appointments there, failed to 

keep them. You may scold him 

for shouldering the heavy end of 

the yoke, and giving his brothers 

the easy end, as much as you like, 

for I think he deserves it If he 

• don't wear out soon^ it won't be for 
. lack ofAardieor^and|}fenfyofit, too. 

Not long since, a Methodist asked 

rae if " Mr. was not turning 

Methodist" I opened my eyes in 
astonishment " Why," said he, 
"one Sabbath he is sixteen miles 
away at Stewartville, and the next, 
twenty miles in another direction, 
and the third Sabbath, thirty miles 
ofi* somewhere else ; and the next 
week gone for three days, nobody 
knows how fisir, in these roaring, 
freezing winds. Why don't you 
make him presiding elder at once ?" 
And that I suppose is the way in 
which he has earned his commis- 
sion for , a place seven 

miles distant, where he has gone on 
week days, as a sort of recreatum, 
after the long, weary wearing Sab- 
bath services. 

As to support^ salary, Ac, I know 
no mission family that do not send 
their children to schooL Our two 
sons, twelve and ten years old, hitve 
never attended school one day in 
their lives. Over the bread board, 
or at the ironing-table, I have 
heard their lessons, and when the 
racking pain of chill fever has* 
prevented, their father, wearied 
with these tedious rides, has lent a 
hand. Not a penny of the church's 
money has been paid for their 
tuition. Onoe, a stranger lady, 
hundreds of miles away, sent me 
five dollars, and I expended it in 
music lessons for them, that they 
might help the Sabbath-school sing- 
ing, and they have done more 
to sustain it than any other twenty 
scholars in the schools. Last fall, 
when other mission boys were at 
school, or oat for a holiday, they 
were turned into the cornfield to 
gather fodder to keep the little red 
cow in winter. The Qood Man 

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has taken care of her, and I have 
made and sold seventy dollars' 
worth of butter, to help on in the 
household. I'm glad we have done 
it. I'm willing to do all I can — I 
wish I could do more. One thing 
I might do, that I have not done ; 
twenty-three years ago, when I was 
a merry, romping school-girl, a 
very small portion fell to me. I 
Towed one-fifth of it to the Lord, 
and I always felt it right to expend 
a part of it upon Home Missions. 
Some of it was only paid me a few 
weeks since. As I stood with it 
in my hand, I said to myself, " If I 
were not married to this man, I 
should think it a just keeping of 
my promise to expend this on him 
and hifl children ;" but being his 
wife, I knew he would say I ought 
not — so it was divided among the 
Boards of the Church. I kept my 
promise, but I think I should Jt4«< 
« much have kept it, had I used 
it in our household. 

So to do my part in what I 
thought an hmiett way, in weakness, 
and much sickness, I have earned 
with my pen, by story writing, 
two hundred and seventy-three dol- 
lars, every cent of which has been 
paid to the Church. 

Word from the South. 

My fourth quarter as a mission- 
ary of the Board expired with April 
nit It is again my duty to send 
forward a report of my labours and 
lesulta. Without wishing to ap- 
pear vain, or in any manner to 
boast of what little I may have 
been able to effect, I think I am 
ttfe in saying to you that our pre- 
sent prospects are decidedly good 

for a strong, self-sustaining church 
at this point at a very early day. 
It is not necessary to give you in 
detail, all the facts and reasons for 
saying so. Suffice it to say, that 
myself and the few loyal Presbyte- 
rians who were here at the close of 
the war feel very grateful to your 
Board for its assistance, and, Provi- 
dence permitting, you shall yet see 
that that aid was not lost to the 

food old Presbyterian Church, 
'imes are very hard with us yet, 
owing to the short crops of the past 
season, so that we have not been 
able to make any contribution to 
the Boards, our efforts being en- 
tirely taken up in replenishing our 
Sabbath-school library, repairing 
church, Ac. The war left us very 
poor, indeed ; but our prospects are 
now good in every sense. I have 
nothing especial to report. We 
have kept up all our services, have 
good congregations, numbers con- 
stantly increasing. I am devoting 
special attention to the children and 
youth of my congregation, looking 
to them mainly for our future 
strength and support. Again thank- 
ing you and the Board for your 
kindness and prayers, during the 
past year, 

I am, dear brother, yours in gos- 
pel bonds. 

IN APRIL, 1867. 

ttTVQD OP AUA]iT<~P6y 0/ JToAawib— SinithTille 
l8t ch 10. Pijy of TVoy-^econd ch, Troy, 
3M40 295*40 

SmoD OP AuMvxtn.—Pby ftf AJUaKmu—BetLVw 
chJO Oft; PortorsTlIIe ch 16 26. FbyofAUe- 
ghmy 0«y— Concord oh 2. Pby of Beater— 
Beaver FbIIs ch 44. Pbv<if JJWa— Mill Creek 
ch 7; NeillsburgohlO; Pork ch, ErielM 2S2 30 

Stjiod op Baltwoki.— P6y of Sotttmor*— Fred- 
crick ch 20; Bahimore 2dtih 74 40: Harmony 
oh 73 31; South ch Sab-ach, Baltimore, lu. 
Jin/ofOartUU—FtLjeUerm^chl 10; Middle- 
town ch 17 40. /% qf Lewea— Lewes ch 10. 

217 27 

Stkod op Buppalo— P(y of BxUfalo O^w— Black 
Rock ch 6: Bethany ch 12 Wi. Pl)y of Gene- 
see ^ver— Portagepille ch 8; Central ch,Qen- 
eseo, 18 26; Bath ch 80, of wh Sab-scfh 26. 
Pby qf 0gden*imrg—Ro§«i9 oh 6 80 88 86 

Syhod op Chicaoo.— i>(2^o/ih«r0au~Aledo ch 18. 
Pby of C^ieagt^-Oawego eh 6 60. PtvefBoek 
JUver— White Bock ch 6. i% of Sehuvler— 
Preabyterial coll'n 11 60. Fbv qf PRi^«n~ 
Altona oh 10; Prairie Citj eh 4 64 00 

SnoD Of ODioanufL— ity qfCMUcotke—Vnioa 

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oh 11 36. PI)/ €f Bdmtif-'TTOj oh 24 86; 
West Liberty ch 10 46 20 

Stvod or ' IluhoBw— >P&y of BloomingUm—B^j' 
worth oh 7 36. Pbf/ o/iia«/p(»A.-ia---Hill8boro' 
ch, addn 27 26; Pleasant Ridge oh 6 85. Pby 
of Palestine— Muttoon ch 16. Pby of SaUm— 
Flora oh 2 26; Herman ch 8 40; Oden oh 
7 13. Pby of Sangamon— reierebuTg ch 70 26 

SnroD or Ikdiah a.— JPty of Vin cenn e t Indiana • 
ch 21 ; ETansville ch, Sab-sch 36 66 00 

8nro» or lowjL—Fhy qf Cedar— lowm Citj l9t 
ch, 26. Pby of 2>u&u9U«— McGregor Ger ch 
12 60: Bubaque let ch 25, of wh Sab^h 16. 
of Fort X>od^«— ClarksTille ch 6; GoU'd 

in Boon River Valley 8. Pby of Ftnton— Vin- 
ton ch, Bible chuM, 8 26 T8 76 

BnroD or KAirais^— Pbvo/X«iv0moor<A— Olathe 
ch2 66:08kaloosac^4 36. Pby of To>peka— 
Mapleton ch 10 26 17 21 

8Y1T0D or Mnsouu.— PIv of Palmyra — Clarence 
ch 6. PbyqfSt. 2<»iir-Pacific City ch 18 76; 
Union ch 8 60; Bethany ch 26; Emanuel ch 
10; Zoar Ger oh 8 66 76 80 

Sthod or Nbw Jnsn^—Ffw of BUwabethtown^ 
Plttckamin ch 20; Perth Amboy ch 7 21; 
Woodbridge ch 80. Pby of Luxeme— Pari Car- 
bon ch 25; Tunkhannock oh 29 38. Pby of 
Monmouth— M&noheBi&T ch 6: Millstone let 
ch 5. Pby of New Brvntwiek— Trenton 3d oh, 
add'1,6. Pm of i^etoto»»— Stroadsburs ch 8: 
Stillwater ch 28; Shawnee ch 9; Oxford 2d 
oh 60; Hackettstown oh 76 60. Pby of Pa0- 
aaio—Mt Freedom ch 80; Mt Olive ch 10. 
Pby of EeMriian— Fox Hill ch 12; Clinton oh 
40 73. Pby of Susquehanna— WjB\uaina; ch 
6. Pby of West Jersey— Cold Spring ch 80 


Stmod or Niw Yot.K^— Pby qfOonneetieut—F\TBi 
ch, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 160; White 
Plains ch 6 ; Hartford Ist oh 10. Pby qf Hud- 
«(m— YoungBville and Jeflbrsonville chs 8 26; 
Centreville ch 6 60; Cochecton ch 6 26 ; Mt 
Hope ch 27; Middletown 2d oh 80. Pby of 
Long I$landr-8ag Harbor ch 43. Pby of Naa- 
«<w— Williamsburg Grer ch 6. Pby ot Nem 
rorJfc— Jersey City 1st ch 1000; 4th ch, NY, 
100; Rutgers st ch, N Y, 185; Alexander ch ' 
4 54; Clarkstown Ger ch 6; Nyaok oh 14; 
Throgs Neck ch 32. Pby of New York 2d— 
Peeksklll ch 76 83. P^ qf North Siva^ 
Bethlehem eh 36 1793 37 

SrMOO or Northxen IvnusAj—Pby of Cfrawforda- 
viU«— Thomtown oh 6; Waveland oh 18 23 00 

Stnod or Ohio.— Pby of Cb{tifn6u«— Blenden ch 

6 04; Pby of i7oeA:>n$^Port8mouth ch, Ger, 

7 76. Pby of JlfewTon— Nevada ch 3 ; Kingston 
ch 3; Brown ch 6. Pbu of JRiehland-'Mt Vei^ 
non ch Sab-sch 30. Pby of IfoMter— Apple 
Creek ch 11 60. Pby efZanesviUo—^emLrk ch 
16; Seneca ville ch 10; Beulah ch 12; Nor- 
wich oh 5 60 109 79 

BnoD or Picinc.— P6y of Oregon— ClsAaop ch 

10 00 

SrvoD or Philamithia.— P&y of Donegal— Slate 
Ridge ch 24 11 ; Cedar Grove ch 8. Pby qf 
Huntingdonr—EAst Freedom oh 6 ; Alexandria 
oh 68 06; Moshannon ch 20; Shavers Creek 
ch 9 25; Mih-oy oh, add'l, 6 60, Presbyterial 
collection 27 60. Pby of New CasUs—Kexk- 
nett Square ch 10; Kock and Zion chs 29; 
Upper West Nottingham ch 16. Pby of 
JVorfAiimdertond— Williamsport ch 100; Rev J 
Thomas 6. Pby of PhUadetpkion-Chwiter ch 
Sab-sch 20; Woodland ch 60. Pby of PhOor 
delphia C%n<ra(— Spring Garden ch, mo coirs, 
26 63; Second ch,hal&mooolM4 60; Prince- 
ton ch 89 49, of wh 62 66 fVom Sab-soh, lees 

8 76 for Sewrd —80 74. Pby of Philadetphia 
2d— Bridesburgch Sab-sch 20. PbyofShang- 
Aoir-Shanghai oh, China, 29 28 668 66 

Stnod or Pittsbvmii— Pby of Obtrion—TjlerB- 
burg ch 5; Richardsviile ch 2 60; Beeoh- 
woods ch 20. Pby qf Oft«t>— Mansfield oh 25; 
Lebanon ch 52; Pittsbargh 1st ch, fk-om Mrs 
B GtattiDgford, 106 6». Pfiy <^ IMMofie^ 

Uniontown oh 170: Mt Washington ch 2 43; 
Dunlap's Creek ;and New Salem chs 25 56. 
Pbu cf SaUsburg— Mi Pleasant ch6; Plum- 
Tille ch 6; Sraicksburg ch 3 418 99 

Stnod or St. Paul.— Pby of CWppeioo— Gales- 
ville ch 3. Pby of S Minnesota— Fremoni ch 
3; Stewartsville oh, for the work among the 
Freedmen, 4 10 00 

Stnod or Sandu8ST^-P6v qf PInd&w— Van Wert 
ch ^^ "^ 8 00 

Stnod or S. IowAw—P^o/lUr/l«2d— Lafayette ch 
4; Libertv ch 6. Pby of /otoo— Burlington ch 
16 20. P^ of Missouri fi/ver— Pawnee City ch 
828 3446 

Stnod or Webbuno.— Pby of St ClairsviUe—Mt 
Pleasant ch 21; Kirkwood 1st ch 16; Cadia 
1st ch Sab^h 60.* Pby of SteubenviUe—Vlear 
sant Hill ch 8. Pby of Washington— Wolf Run 
oh 6 60; Fairvlew ch, add'l, 20; Washington 
Ist ch, from Mrs Mary Woods 10: Wheeling 
4th oh 26; Wellsburs ch 10 28; Mt Prospect 
ch 19 60; Moundsville ch U 26 186 58 

Total Receipts from churches $4,890 46 

MisoKLLANious^Mrs Ellen J Welles Wyalusing, 
Pa, 600; Henry Brewster, Esq. Shirleysburg, 
Pa, 6; James Bayard, Esq, Phila, 60; Rev W 
B Boftrdman, N Y, 14 63; Interest 121 66; 
Six months interest on the permanent mis- 
sionary Aind from the Trustees of General 
Assembly 441 43; C Gilbert Fowler, Esq, 
Newburg, N Y, 4; James T Williams. Burkee- 
▼ille, Ky, 1 ; Jamos Lenox, Esq, N Y, 1000; 
Miss MeCuIloch, Tenaply, N Y, 10; Rev J N 
Swan, Glasgow, Ohio, 4; Rev W S Tweed, 
Glasgow, 0, 4; Mrs Barthena J Harvey, Som- 
erset, Ky, 2 60; Mrs Mary Richardson, Som- 
erset, Ky, 1; Part contents of Jimmie Gor- 
don's missionary box, Fannettsburg, PA,fiD 
ct«; Religious contribution society of Prince* 
ton Theological Seminary 08; Itowland Mo- 
Cawley, Milton, Pa, 6; Jno P Jones, Portland, 
W Va, 20; Wm Shear, Augusta, Georgia, 10; 
North Congregational ch. Enfield, Connecti- 
cut, 58 54; Miss Sarah E Oliver, Oxford, Ohio, 
60;*'SF''6;I>rNL Hatfield, Philadelphia, 
10 2418 15 

Lmaoisb.— Estate of B J Blythe, deo'd, late of 
Indianapolis, Ind, 167 94; Patterson estate, 
Pittsburgh, 96 88 ♦ 264 82 

Total Reoeipts in April, t7,673 42 

8. D. POWEL, Treasurer, 
No, 907 Areh street, PhUadelphia. 


1 box from Ladies Miss'y Soo'y of Newtown, Pa, 
valued at 160 00 

2 boxes from ladies of UniverBity Place ch, N 
Y, valued at 656 00 

1 box from ladies of Ist oh, Rohway, N J, valued 

at "^ ' 426 60 

I box from ladies of 1st oh Morristown, N J, 

valued at 200 00 

6 boxes from Ladiee* Miss'y Soo'y of 10th ob, 

Phila. valued at ' 1600 00 

1 box from ladies of Ist ch, Allegheny City, Pa, 

valued at ' 90 00 

1 box from ladies of Meadville ch. Fa, valued 

at ^ ^ 120 00 



No. 907 Akch Stbbst, Philadblfbia. 

Cbrrespondifi^ Seeretary—RKV, T. L. Janxwat, D.P. 
TVeosurff^-SAMUiL D. Powxl. 

liimas relating to Missionary Appointments 
and other operations of the Board, should be ad* 
dressed to the Corresponding Seoretary, Na 007 
Arch street, Philadelphia. Letters relating to (ha 
pecuniary afikirs of the Board, or o«>ntaining re- 
mittances of money, should be s«ni to S. P* 
Powa, Esq., Treasurer— same addreaa. 

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The hanrett traly is plenteous, bat the labour- 
OB are ttrtr, prmj je therefore the Lord of the 
iMrrest^that he will eend forth laboorert into hia 
hvTe8t.-Matt.ix. 37, as. 

Lord, I know that the waj of man is not in 

It is not m man that walketh to direct hia stepa. 
Lord, correct me, bat with Judgment: 
Hot in thine anger, lest thou biingmeto nothins. 
Pour oat tny fary upon the heathen that know 

thee not. 
And upon the fluniliee that call not on thy name. 
Jar. X. 8»-2ft. 

Tlie Son behind the Cloud. 

The noble hearted Christian men who, 
with great self-denial, and amidst great 
trials, are pressing forward the interests 
of inatitations for the education of the 
youth of their churches and regions, 
may learn a lesson of great comfort and 
of encouragement to patient waiting 
npon God, from the lessons that dropped 
from the lips of fathers of the work of 
education, at the funeral of the beloved 
Dr. James Wood. 

As he stood in the pulpit over-looking 
the mortal remains of Dr. Wood, the 
Rev. Dr. Hodge remarked to the au- 
dience assembled : The world affords 
BO more impressive spectacle than an 
iged minister of the gospel lying in his 
coffin. His withered countenance, his 
hoary locks, tell of labour, and of con- 
iictB. Now these are ended. The liv- 
ing are never known till they are dead. 
8ttch a spectacle brings their character 
and life all to view at once. They are 
understood as they never were before. 
If the coffins of great men of the world 
were ranged toigether, the successful 
tnerchant, the successful man of science, 
the successful statesman, the successful 
warrior, which would you wish to oc- 
^py? '* Blessed are the dead which die 
m the Lord. Their works do foV.ow 
them." Blessed is the man whom Ood 
hath chosen to be what Dr. Wood was ; 
nseful, honoured, "a man of God." 
Old friends can look back over his 
course from earlv manhood to his 
last hour, and find nothing over which 
to weep. There is nothing they would 
wish blotted out. It may to some ap- 
pear strange that he was called just 
wh«i he was; his wisdom so much 

needed; from an important enterprise; 
and so suddenly. The people ot this 
community will feel the disappointment. 
This important Institute needed him. 
But he had laid out for himself only a 
preparatory work, and that work is 
done. Much has been perforated upon 
which others can go on to build. Let 
us learn the lesson of God. Work while 
it is called to-day. We should resolve, 
during the brief remainder of our time 
to do with our might what is appointed 
for us. 

** Tis not the whole of life to lire; 
Nor all of death to die." 

In our common language we say, " he 
has died," but Dr. Wood nas only begun 
to live. 

The Rev. Dr. John Maclean spoke 
of his lonff intimacy with the deceased, 
and Dr. Wood's admirable character. He 
dwelt upon the precious lessons of the cate- 
chism we have been taught us, of the 
saints who have gone before us : " The 
souls of behevers are, at their death, 
made perfect in hoHness, and do imme- 
diately pass into glory." It will be 
said to be " mysterious that Dr. Wood 
should be called here, to be immediately 
cut off. But let us judge by the an- 
alogous cases of other institutions. It 
is not mysterious, as we now understand 
it, that perhaps the greatest intellect of 
America, Jonathan Edwards, should have 
been called to Princeton College, though 
he protested against coming on account 
of his feeble health, and had doubts of 
the course of duty, there to be inoculated 
by a physician with the virus of a 
deadly disease, and to be laid in the 
grave within a few short months. No I 
Edwards left the powerful influence of his 
character there. And Princeton is no- 
where named but there is called up the 
remembrance that there Jonathan Ed- 
wards died and is buried. His character 
is an inheritance of Princeton College. 
And, again, it is not mysterious that 
the most eloquent orator of his day, 
(Samuel Davies) was called to succeed 
Edwards, and in less than two years also 
died, in only the thirty -eichth year of 
his a^e. Thus he bequeathed his name 
to Princeton for coming time. There is 
infinite wisdom in such casualties. So 
it is with the death of Dr. James Wood. 
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character, hie influence, to this Institute. 
That helps to form its character. That 
Vill tend to shape the spirit of its future 
students. Dr. Wood's labour is not lost. 
A quaint writer has said, ''God never 
put a good thought into the heart of a 
servant, and allowed it to be lost." No 
plan of good can be lost. This institu- 
tion will be cared for by God. But it 
should be our wish, not that our plans, 
as such, should be carried out, but that 
God would so inspire and shape our 
plans, and so order our labours, tnat he 
may be glorified. 

It will further aid to revive the zeal 
of those interested in this movement, to 
state that in connection with the funeral 
services, the Rev. Mr. Shriver, pastor of 
the church at Hightstown, reaa a brief 
sketch of Dr. Wood's life, and especially 
an account of what he had planned and 
done for the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer 
Institute. He said it was the declara- 
tion of Dr. Wood : " I only came here 
to do a certain preparatory work. My 
age and infirmities forbid much more. 
I will try to. finish the buildings, and 
obtain an endowment fund. Then I 
will hand over the work to another." 
He at once, on his arrival here, surveyed 
the surrounding re^on, examined the 
grounds, and said, "It is right," Then, 
fully satisfied as to the location, he went 
on to lay his plans. He passed many 
sleepless nights. His great anxiety no 
douDt hastened his end And now, after 
such a sacrifice for its advancement, we 
cannot let this institution fall. The in- 
formation Dr. Wood communicated to 
many who are able to give money, and 
the sympathy which his self-devotion 
must excite, will aid to secure to it the 
twenty thousand dollars it needs for 
buildings and its primary necessities. 
And of this we have an assurance in a 
contribution of five hundred dollars sent 
to it since his death, through the Board 
of Education, by a Christian lady in 
Northern Pennsylvania. 

We repeat for the assurance of those 
who have it in their hearts to do any- 
thing for good, in behalf of the kingdom 
of God, that as it is proved by modem 
science he never lets a drop of dew, or 
a ray of sunlight, or an atom of any- 
thing in all the world of matter be lost, 
80 in His moral dominion, He forgets 
not one act or purpose of good. It is 
absolutely imperishable! And in His 
time the object of many in every trial 
will be manifiwt. Now " with clouds he 
covereth the light ; and commandeth it 
not to shine by the cloud that cometh 
betwixt." But in the end " things too 

wonderful for us, which we knew not," 
shall appear, and " the latter end " be 
abundant in blessings that shall more 
than compensate all our toil, and all we 
suflfered for such a master. 

A Hoble Besolution. 

A young gentleman about commenc- 
ing the study of the law went out re- 
cently on a tour to the West. A friend 
writes, " he was so powerfully impressed 
with the aboun.ding errors and wicked- 
ness that he resolved to dedicate himself 
to the service of God in the ministry." 
He is now assisted in his noble purpose 
bv an appropriation from the Board of 

Testimony from an African 

A gentleman left a few years ago the 
sum of a thousand dollars to b^ dis- 
pensed for the benefit of students of 
theology destined for Africa. There has 
been a portion of it sent to young men 
there. One of them, who will soon 
be licensed to preach by the Presbytery 
of West Africa fwhere we hope it will 
not be long till tney shall amount to a 
Synod), says : — 

"I desire with heartfelt gratitude to 
acknowledge the liberal support which I 
have been and am now receiving through 
your Board And I sincerely hope that, 
by divine grace, I shall be aole to meet 
your reasonable expectations. In look- 
ing forward to this great work, I think 
I nave not been influenced by the love 
of gain, but have been called thereunto 
by Him who worketh all things after the 
counsel of his own holy wnl; and I 
trust I am not unmindful that my 
present and future success and useful- 
ness depend upon the divine blessing." 

Laoked ye anything? 

A pious student in Lincoln University, 
a candidate for the ministry, recently 
said to one of the professors of that in- 
stitution : " I have learned, while here, 
to take all my wants to Jesus, and to 
trust in him in every time of need. 
Several times, I have been brought to the 
sharpest necessity, and upon prayer to 
Christ have always been relieved in . 
a surprising manner. I am now goins 

to , to take charge of the church 

to which I am just now invited, with 
nine dollars in my purse, just enough to 
pay my passage. Yesterday I ha^ no 
Known human resources from which I 
could expect this necessary sum. The 

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pleaflxire of depending npon Christ is 
better than the possession of abundance 
of this world's goods/' 

"He Frayed a great deal" 

This was the thoughtful remark of a 
member of the household of one of the 
most useful, and one of the most 
hoQoored, ministers of the present age. 

We stood surveying the large and 
well-selected library, lie had mastered 
its treasures. But that was not the se- 
cret of his wisdom. It was this : " he 
prayed a great deal" 

He possessed in an extraordinary 
degree the love and the confidence of 
the Church. Was it because of his noble, 
affectionate, generous character? Not 
ao much as because God gave it, for he 
kept near the heart of the Redeemer. 
He tried to be like Jesus. " He prayed 
a great deal.'' 

He lavished time, and money, and 
health, and strength, with a consuming 
zeal to serve the Cnurch ; and the Church 
honoured him as lew have been honoured. 
But Its deepest reverence was the tribute 
to his unfeigned piety, for " he prayed a 
great deal." 

Great cbstacles did not arrest his 
course. The blandishments of cultivated 
Bocietv did not seduce him from his 
a^ao'us labours. He persevered even 
when his exhausted bodily powers be- 
lought for repose. For by faith his eyes 
were opened to the glories and the 
terrors of the world invisible to sense: 
" he prayed a great deal." 

For him to live was Christ; "he 
prayed a great deal," because prayer 
was simply the talk of a holv soul with 
that One who is infinitely able to 
strengthen, to enlighten, to fill full with 
heavenly peace. But to him to die was 
gain. H^ has gotten all he sought 
or hoped for, in glory; and now he 
praues "a great deal." So shall it be 
mtime and m eternity; they that ^ray 
a great deal shall praise a great deal 
" Cord, teach us how to pray. 

Carroll College. 

The devoted ministers of our Church, 
and the friends of Christian education, 
who have spent so many labours, and 
lifted so many prayers, for the success of 
Carroll College (at Waukesha, Wiscon- 
sin), will be rejoiced to hear that the 
trustees of the institution have suc- 
ceeded in raising the funds necessary to 
pay off its deb^, amounting to several 
thousand dollars. A small portion of 
the amount has been granted from the 

treasury of the Board of Education to 
meet obligations on the score of teaching,^ 
upon the ground of a statement from the 
trustees that this would entirely liqui- 
date all known claims against the col- 
lege, and enable it to start forward in a 
course of increased usefulness; and a 
few hundred dollars have been con- 
tributed through our treasury. The 
present principal, the Rev. Walter L. 
Kankin, has secured the confidence of 
students and patrons. Carroll College 
should be remembered faithfully in the 
prayers and sympathies of Christians in 
that portion of our country, with the ex- 
pectation that God will make it a foun- 
tain of healthful influences to the Church, 
and to the various populations crowding 
into that new region from all parts of 
this, and from other lands. 

MARCH. 1867. 
(JReeeipU omtUed in May No.) 
II. Fund Foa Schools, Colleges. Aa. 

Pby of Baltimore— yfeBisDin&ter ch, Baltimore, 

a* 00 
pew <ir ^^ ForJb-First ch, N Y, 1186 94: 
Union Meeting, at N Y, (day of prayer) 135 65 

132*2 00 
Pbu of PMladtiphia-'T^nth oh, Phila, special, 

4a AO 
Pbif €^ SutquehamtOn-TomandA oh 14 32 


Rer B J Bettelheim, Odell, Ul, fi; Rev L P 
Potter, Qlendale, 0, 2; Mrs L P Potter 1 8 00 

FOR APRIL, 1867. 
I. FuHD FOB Candidates. 

Ffiy of Allegheny— Amity ch IvJ; Scrub Grami ch 
o; New Holem ch 8; bridgewater ch 3d; Cen- 
tre ch 25 40; Slate Lick ch 18 82 $105 22 

Pby o/AlUyheny Ci7y— Leetsdale ch 22 47 ; Cen- 
tral ch 63 01; Sewiclcley ch 105; Emsworth 
ch 6 25, Beaver 12 35; Sharpsburg oh 32 28; 
Concord ch 4; Highland ch 12 96 257 32 

Ptnf of yl/6an.v— AmHterdam Village ch 15 50; 
Saratoga Springs ch 37 68; Johnstown ch 30 

83 18 

Pby of Ba/<<mord— Central ch 47 24 ; Qovane ch 
15; 2d ch, Baltimore, 50 65 112 80 

Pby of Beawsr— Mahonington ch 28 62; West- 
field ch 10; Little Beaver ch 14; Hopewell 
ch 4 62 52 

Ptyof Bmitfto— Vallejo oh 21; Napa City ch 20 

41 00 

Pby of Bloomington—8a\em oh 5; Ghatsworth 
oh 14 00 

P^ of Bursal*— Oeneseo oh 5; Edwards ch 2 85 

7 85 

Pby of BurlinqUm—Mt Holly ch 18 78; 2d ch, 
Camden 12; Providence ch 5; Burlington ch 2 

37 78 

Pby of Chicago— St Ann ch, Kankakee 2 oo 

Pby of Car/tsJs— Upper Path Valley ch 20 75 

P6y of Ocdor— Summit ch 7 5<»; Long Grove ch 
6 40; Marion ch 12; Tipton ch 2U; Musca- 
tine ch 19 64 70 

Pby of CWttmfttis— Westminster oh 28; Truro 
oh 3; Columbus 1st ch 68 23 04 23 

Pby of ChUlicothe—GeT ch, Chillicothe 2 00 

Pby of Connecticut— Port Chester ch 1 23 

Pby of Oouj/ordwOfd— Rockville ch 6; Wave- 
land ch 10 16 00 

Pby of CTonofi— RIohardsville ch 7; Beech- 
wood oh 10; Aoademia 5 60; Rockland oh 4; 

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Emlenton ch6 87; Licking oh 90; Leather- 
wood ch 17 69 37 

rbuof Doncg(U^8\B,ie Ridge ch 17; Cedar Grove 
ch"5; Maiiettachn . 39 0© 

PbyofDes J/oine«--Chariton chS 43: Oakaloosa 
ch 7 30 9 73 

Pbf/ of /)i«6«ou«— Scotch Grove ch 7 ; Prairie ch 
2; Epworth cli 2; l8t Ger eh, Dubuque 10 21 00 

Pby of EUzabcthtown — Liberty Corners ch 15; 
Metuchinch 12 60; Woodbury eh 20 47 60 

Pbf/ of firw— Park ch, Erie 91; SUirgeonville . 
ch 9; Georgetown ch 7; Greenfield oh 3 110 00 

/Vij/ of Fort Wmrne— La Grange ch 7 50 

Pby of Fort Dodgo^FoTt Dodge ch 4 66 

i'ww qf Oeneaee jRivcr— Central ch, GeneMO 
12 10: Tu»oarorach6 18 10 

Phy of HighUindSii\em ch, Nebraska 1 80 

Puu of HunUngdon—V pper Tusoarorach 14 26; 
Alexander ch 33; Logan Valley ch 30; Sink- 
ing Valley ch 31 60 1(>8 76 

Pbf/ of Ifudsofv— Jeffersonville ch 6; Goehen 
ch 76 26 81 95 

r&V o/ /ndianrtpo^is— Franklin ch 22 00 

PiMj of iifasibiiiiba— Elm Point ch 6; Hillsboro' 
oh 17 eO; Chester ch 6; Greenville ch 18 60 

46 10 

Thy of /xwrtiijiport— Indian Creek ch (of which 
h from Rev D M Williamson) 7 36 ; Lexington , 
eh 2 65 10 00 

Pby o/ iyu*«m*— Wyoming ch 10; Luseme ch 
4 04; Newton ch 4; Eckley ch 12; Wilkes- 
barre ch 50 80 04 

P6y of XowrfondtfTiTW— Newbnryport 1st ch 42 50; 
Iflt ct^ Boston 16 68 60 

Pbxi of Long /t;an<i— Middletown oh 17 99; 
i^mithtown ch 10 46 28 44 

Pbt/ rf Lmtuvillc—^hWoh and Olivet ch 10 00 

Pby of Jfounieo— Bryan ch 7 30; Hicksville ch 
3 8(»; Union ch 3 20 14 30 

Pty of Jfrtnon— York ch 3; La Rue ch 1; Lib- 
erty ch 7; Mt Gilead ch 6; iPt ch, Delaware, 
(of which 6 from Rev M Miller) 17; Marion 
oh 13 70; Kingston ch 3 49 70 

Pbu of Jfjana— Monroe ch 10; 2d ch, Spring- 
field 52 U 62 48 

Pby of Mohawk— Oswesto oh 66; Smithville 
Flats ch 9 74 00 

Pby of S Mmneaota—Freemoni ch 4 00 

Pby of Monmnuth — Shrewsbury ch 80 ; Manches- 
ter ch 9; Millstone oh 10; Village eh. Free- 
hold 55 104 00 

Pby of New Albany— SYtBXOik ch 8 00 

Pby of New L/»6oM— Rehoboth ch8 40; Newton 
cl»'3 75; Canfieldch7 14 16 

Pby (/ jVcw^/m— Stillwater ch, (of which from 
the Parochial sch 11 58,) 3o; 2d ch, Oxford 
20; Bloomsburg chl3 78; Harmony ch 83 10; 
Pleasant Grove ch 10 106 88 

Piiy of Northumberland— Cti\\\B<i\xw\\xe ch 13 33 ; 
Uev John Thomas 6: Moorenburgh ch 8 77; 
McEweosville ch 8; Buffalo ch 18; Lycoming 
ch 11 64; Lycommg Centre ch 8 60; Lmden 
ch 3 36; Milton ch 26 96 «0 

Pby of New Oistia— Upper Octorara ch 63 76; 
Rock and Zion ch 40; Fagg's Manor ch 31 20 

124 96 

Poy of North iJiver— Marlboro' oh 13 87; Middle 
Hope ch 7 26 20 62 

Pby of New iJrtmwnc*— Second ch 74; Law- 
renceville ch 89; Trenton 3d ch 6: Ist ch. 
Princeton ch 21 60; 4th ch, Trenton 145, (of 
which for this Fund,) 45 2»4 60 

Piy of New Forib--Forty-8econd st oh, N Y 46 60 

Pby of Oregon— Corval lis ch 10 00 

Pbif of Ohio— Mt Carmel ch 6 76 ; Bethel oh 40 ; 
Mineo ch 32; Mansfield ch 60; Kacoon ch 30 
* 167 76 

Pby of P«tod«toWa— Chester ch 80, Sab-sch 13; 
Ridley ch 8 60; Mariners ch 6; 10th ch,Phila, 
add'l, 260 301 60 

Pbu of PhUadaphia2d—Ma,nch Chunk oh 97 20; 
Newtown ch 39 60; Ladies Mite Soc'y 18 88; 
Easton Ist ch 40; Norriatown 1st ch 67 62; 
Bridesburg ch, (of which from Sab-sch 20), 
80 26; Beniialem ch 8; Port Kennedy oh 2 362 86 

Pbu of Philadelphia Owtrol— lYinitv ch 17; 
Spring Garden ch 67 62; 2d ch Phfla, fW>m a 
lady. 6 89 62 

Pby of PWnwro— ShelbjvUle ch 6; Glarenca ch 

Fby of Paorm^Mansfield ch, (of which from 
Rev W B Paris and wife 5,) 11 40; Delevan 
ch 16; Princeville ch 15 41 40 

Pt,y of PoMat c— Mt Freedom ch 10 00 

Pby of JJartton— Clinton ch 18 71 ; Ger Valley 
ch 15; Frenchtown ch 20; Kingwood ch 16 

68 71 

Pby of Roek JWwr— Sterling ch, addT, 11 OO 

P jfofHetlstone—FirHt ch Mc Reexport 10; Creorge 
Creek ch 10; Sewickley ch 8 02; West New- 
ton ch 10 38 02 

Pby of Richland— Tftiterford ch 2 06; Chester- 
ville ch 8 20; Martinsburg ch 8 76; Savannah 
ch 11 30 01 

Pbv 0/ SV<fn«i^-Bellefontaine ch 80 60; West 
Liberty ch 5 :» 50 

Pby of ^tcubenvifle—Crosti Creek ch 6 43: Cen- 
tre ch 5 56; Wnyne.«burgh and Bethlehem 
chp n : Bip Spring ch 5 28 00 

P6t/ o/ Sfinz/oTnon— Farmington ch 10; Third ch, 
Springfield. 65 63; Petersburgh ch, of which 
15 to con R D Fraokelton an Hon men^. 68; 
Providence ch 15 148 73 

Pby of St Pau^ Westminster ch, Minneapolis, 
35 68; Vermillion oh 2; Farmington ch 3 

40 68 

Fby of St CtatreviUe—Kirkyrood ch 19 06; Mar- 
tinsville ch 10 29 Oi 

Pby of SaUn&—Sa\em ch 6 00 

P6y of Schut^er—ChiW ch 6; Camp Creek ch 

8 45; Ebenezer ch 17; Doddsvilfe ch 8 88 45 
Pby of Si«7u«/»anno— Rushville ch 2; Stevens- 

ville ch 2: Orwell ch 5 46; Wyalusing 2d eh 
6 14-45 

Pby of St Lott<6— Emanuel ch 6 00 

Pby of SnlUburg—E&Bt Union ch 2 93 

Pby of Vineennes — Indiana ch 6 00 

Pby of ffooiter— Chippewa ch 16 25; Wayne ch 

9 51 ; WooHter ch 27 81; Apple Creek ch 
11 60; Unity ch 63 118 07 

Phy of ITarrew— YoungAmerica ch 8 00 

Pby of Wetft Virginia — Fairraount ch 6 00 

Pby of White mi<«r— Ebeneaser ch 6 60 

Pbyqjf Jr««( Jerwy— Williamstown ch 20; Abse- 

com ch 5; Leeds Pomt ch 1 25; Deerfieldch 

3; Cold Spring ch 80; Greenwich oh (Ladies' 

mite 80C of) 23 4C 82 71 

Pby of M'tfmcAopo— Winneconne oh 8 26 ; Plover 

ch 5; De Pere ch 15 23 25 

Pby of lftM/iin<;ton— Clavsville ch 5; Washing- 
ton Ist ch lb; East Buffiilo ch 15 75; West 
Liberty ch 11 ; Fairview ch 5 10; Cross Roads 
oh 8 25 ; Cross Creek ch 63 69 108 69 

Pbi/ of Western Reserve— VfesimmBter oh, Cleve- 
land, 2i» 90 : Ist ch, Lafayette. 7 75 28 65 
Pby of ZanetviUe—BeulAh ch 1 70; Norwich ch 
60 Ota; 1st ch, Zanesrille, 10; Senecaville ch 
8 16 20 

$4,606 27 

106 ( 


Rev R B M, Tiffin. 0, 10; C Gilbert Fowler 4; 
Kentucky 5; Mary Vance, Washington, D C, 
6; James Lenox, Esq, N Y, 1000; Partof Jim- 
mie Gordon's Miss*y box, Fannett^burg, Pa, 
60cts; Misrt Sarali E Oliver, Oxford, 0,46: 
Patterson estate 96 88; WmShea'y Augusta, 
Ga, 10; Occident 6 1181 38 

$6,802 05 

II. FuHD FOB Schools. Colleoes, Aa 
FbSfof Bloomington—ToyFanda ch, special, $16 00 
Pby of Eliza'Kthtownr^Lilienj Corners ch 10 00 
Pby of New BruiMwic*— Fourth oh, Trenton, 

from E B Fuller and wife, 100 00 

Pby of We$t Jeney—Tuckaiioe oh 1 00 

$126 00 


Mrs Ellen J Welles, Wyal using, Bradford oo^ 


$626 00 

Total amoimt acknowledged, $6,428 06 
WILLUM MAIN, 3V«a«ir«r. 

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Bacent Intelligenee. 

H188105 House, New York, ) 
May 14th, 1867. J 

The Lbttebs received, of latest dates, 
are from, — 

Chippewa MiasloD, Aprfl 2d; 
Oeek, ApHI 9th; 
Omaha, May 2d: 
San Francisco, March S9th; 
Toogchow, January Slat; 
Shanghai, February ^st; 
Canton, March 14th; 
Bangkok, February 9ih; 
Baheng, Siam. February 3d; 
Fattehgtirh, Bfarch Slat; 
Dehra, March 4th; 
CoriMO. February ITth. 
Rio de Janeiro, March 26th; 
Bogota, March 20th: 
Socorro, April 16th. 

Death of Rev. Jamer L. Macket. 
—It ifi with great regret that we have 
to report the death of this devoted and 
able missionary. He died at his home 
in New London, Pa., April SOth. He was 
the founder of the Corisco Mission, gave 
many years of his life to its service, and 
was permitted to see blessed fruits from 
the labours of himself and other brethren. 
His health having given way, he re- 
tamed again to this country about two 
years ago, with the purpose of going 
back to Corisco on its recovery; but 
sneh was not the will of the Lord. He 
has entered into his rest. Deeply will 
his loss be felt, but ** as for God his way 
is perfect" We hope a biographical 
sketch of Mr. Mackey will be prepared 
by one of his friends. Few men have 
deserved to be held in higher regard by 
the Church. 

Arbivals of M18810K ARIES.— The 
Rev. Charles W. Forman and his family, 
of the Lodiana Mission, arrived at Bos- 
ton on the 25th of April, after a good 
voyage from Calcutta. Mr. Forman's 
health is somewhat better, but still far 
from being restored. It is hoped that 
this visit will result in his recovery, so 
that he may be able to return to his 

work in India. Mrs. Wallace, wife of 
the Rev. T. P. Wallace, of the mission 
in New Granada, and their children ar- 
rived here on the let of May, partly for 
reasons of health, and on a visit to her 
friends. Mr. Wallace remains at his 
post Miss Green had reached Shanghai, 
and would make the rest of the journey 
to Shantung, with the Rev. H. Corbett, 
who was at Shanghai on a visit. Mr. 
Corbett had made a voyage on a U. S. 
ship of war to Corea, and thence to 
Shanghai. Interesting notices of his 
visit to Corea may be given hereafter. 
The Rev. D. McGilvary and his family 
had reached Raheng, on the Menam 
river, a frx)ntier town of Siam, on his 
journey to the Laos oountry, himself 
and family all well The Rev. P. H. 
Pitkin had removed from Velez to 
Sorocco, U. S. of Colombia, and he was still 
engaged in studying the language, and 
making preparation for his work. The 
Rev. S. Reutlinger and his wife arrived 
at Corisco in January, where they met 
with a warm welcome from the other 

Converts admitted to the Church. 
— At Rio de Janeiro, two young men and 
a married woman were received on the 
first Sabbath in March. At Bangkok 
three young men were received in Feb- 
ruary. At Chefoo six more members 
were received in January. One of these 
was a man, seventy-three years of age, 
whose home was about a hundred miles 
in the interior, but who had made a visit 
to his son in Chefoo, and was there 
brought to the knowledge of Christ as his 
Savioar. At Tungchow, two women 
and an aged man were baptized in Janu* 
ary. A notice of this man's conversion 
will be found in the Foreign Missionary, 

Annnal Meeting of the Board. 

This meeting was held at the Mission 
House, New York, on the^th of May. 

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The attendancs of members was larger 
than usual. The Minutes and the Report 
of the Executive Committee were con- 
sidered and approved. The executive 
oflScers were re-elected. Earnest consid- 
eration was given to the financial situa- 
tion of the Board. The large debt, oc- 
curring at a time when several new mis- 
sionaries are \uider appointment to 
different missions where they are greatly 
needed, was not regarded as a sufficient 
reason for making any retrograde move- 
ment in this work, but rather as a plea 
for enlarged liberality on the part of our 
Christian peopla A statement of the 
case was directed to be prepared and 
laid before the/General Assembly in con- 
nection with the Annual Report, — this 
statement to^ be laid also before the 
churches. The general progress of the 
missionary' work was recognized as a 
reason of devout thankfulness to Qod. 

A sermon for the Board was preadied 
in the Scotch Presbyterian Church on 
the Sabbath evening preceding, by the 
Rev. John L. Nevius before a large con- 
gregation. This sermon will be printed 
in the Ibreiffn Missionary of this 

The Annual Report goes up to the 
General Assembly, and upon its approval 
will be published. We . make a fiew 
extracts fxom it elsewhere. 

Financei of the Board 

The receipts from all sources have 
been $244,667.80; the expenditures, 
$277,290.75; leaving, with the debt of 
last year of $2,849.93, a balance against 
the Treasury of $35,472.88. 

A large amount of the funds in the 
Treasury has been expended in payment 
of extra exchange on bills remitted for 
the support of the missions in Asia. The 
sums paid for the support of missions in 
Europe, South America, and California, 
have been subject to a like increase of 
cost — making the whole amount paid on 
this account over $49,000. This sum 
represents the difference between the 
oorrem^ recAved by the Board and the 

payments on a gold standard, which are 
necessary for the support of the mis* 
sionary work in these countries. Were 
the moneys received by the Board paid 
in a currency convertible at par into 
specie, instead of the year ending in 
debt, there would be a considerable 
balance in the Treasury. 

The Committee could no longer delay 
in giving their consent to the erection 
of mission premises at Canton, Chefoo, 
Tungchow, Peking, and Petchaburi, re- 
quiring a considerable outlay of funds ; 
they were also encouraged to enter again 
on the work of missions among the 
Creek and Seminole Indians, which is 
liecessarily attended with heavy expense. 
With these exceptions, the expenditure 
of the Board has been on the same 
general scale as. in preceding years. . . . 
The Committee will only add here, that 
in considering the receipts of the mission 
treasury from churches, Sunday-schools, 
and individual donors, they have been 
greatly encouraged by examples of 
noble liberality, often accompanied with 
great self-denial. The Lord will reward 
his people for their liberal gifts, the 
fruits at once and the proofs of his rich 
grace bestowed upon them. If all the 
members of our communion would but 
imitate these examples, if all would but 
give to the support of this cause as the 
Lord has prospered them, there would 
be no want of funds for the support and 
the great enlargement of the efforts 
which are made to send the gospel to 
them that sit in darkness and in the 
region and shadow of death. — Anntial 
depart, May 1, 1867. 

Missionaries and Assistant Mis- 
sionaries Sent Out. 

2h the Omaha Mission^ Miss Mary 

lb the Greek and Seminole Missions, 
Rev. J. Ross Ramsay and his wife, Rev. 
William S. Robertson and his wife. 

2b fJ^e Chinese in California, Rev. 
Aagnstua W. Loomis^ on his return. 

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2b the Mission in the U. 8. of Culom- 
bia, Rev. Paal H. Pitkin. 

lb the Mission in Brazil, Rev. 
Emanuel N. Fires. 

To the Mission in Liberia, Rev. Ed- 
ward Boeklen, licentiate preacher; Mr. 
B. V. R. James, and the Rev. H. W. 
Erskine, on their return. 

2b the Cbrisco Mission, Rev. Solomon 
Keutlinger and his wife. 

To the Shantung Mission, Miss M. J. 

2b the Mission in Siam, Rev. S. R. 
fiouse, M. D., and hia wife, on their 
return. — Ibid, 

Vnder Appointment as HiBsiona^ 

One minister and fonr candidates for 
the ministry were under appointment as 
new missionaries at the beginning of the 
year. Of these, all have reached their 
fields of labour excepting one, who 
expects soon to go out. During the 
year seven candidateb for the ministry 
have been appointed as missionarieSf and 
one minister formerly in the missionary 
field has been reappointed and has 
retched his field of labour. The others 
hope to proceed to their several stations 
in a few months. — Ibid, 

Questions and Answers. 

{Qmtinued from page 82.) 


Mission ART, Ac. — Our paragraph on 
this matter in the April number of the 
Record has called forth a long article in 
leply, impugning its correctness. The 
leply has a show of argument in its 
reference to the abundant labours of the 
missionary here, as if these proved that 
be would have good health in India; 
but many examples might be cited, show- 
ing that such proof is of little worth. Our 
letter is described as a *' miserable dodge," 
a " Jesuitical letter/' — a style of remark 
that pervades (he reply, and which should 
perhaps preclude further notice on our 
part ; but we repeat that the letter gave 

the true reason. We ad*l that no refer- 
ence was made in the Committee to any 
public question of the times, when the 
missionary's return was before them, and 
that the writer of the letter was under 
the impression, until a considerably later 
period, that the missionary was on " the 
other side" of these public questions. 

In his reply the newspaper editor 
brings forward several other matters, 
with apparently a vindictive purpose. 
Though these matters were not particu- 
larly in our charge, we know well the 
merits of the case in each instance speci- 
fied ; and his allegations, whether made 
or suggested, are equally untrue with 
the one above refuted. 

We think that it is greatly wrong to 
visit a sacred cause with injury, through 
dislike of individuals who may be con- 
nected with it Our church system pro- 
vides, moreover, a better way of re- 
dressing evils, or supposed evils, in the 
administration of our benevolent work, 
than that of first denouncing them in 
the newspapers. 

Hopeftil Converts at Coriseo. 

Two Women received as Church-mem* 

The Rev. C. De Heer writes on the 15th 
of January; 

In reference to our labour at this sta- 
tion, it has pleased the Lord to show us 
again some token of his presence among 
us. Our last communion season I was 
providentially detained at home by ill- 
ness. On that occasion two females from 
town, were admitted into our church on 
profession of their fiaith. One of them 
IS the wife of a young man recently put 
to death on the charge of witchcraft. 
Both had been under my instruction for 
some time, and gave satisfectory evidence 
of a chance of heart. Instead of meeti ng 
as in a Christian land with everything (o 
encourace, they were much opposed. 
One of them when returning from one of 
our evening meetings was met by her 
husband and most severely beaten. Yet 
this did not prevent her from continuing 
on her course. Her husband had re- 
cently removed to Ilobi, fifteen miles 
from Coriseo ; on the Friday preceding 
our oommonion, she arrited on the 

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island, came to me, expressinff a desire 
to be baptized, saying that all was light 
in her heart, came before the session on 
Saturday, was accepted, and on the 
Sabbath received the sealing ordinance. 
The following week she returned to her 
home where there is but one Christian 
besides herself. 

Our catechumen class numbers seven, 
and the state of feeling among the young 
Christians is most satisfactory. 

One promising young man who joined 
the church a year ago, and who has been 
under my instruction since that time, 
was recently set apart as an assistant in 
the work on the mainland, in which he 
is now engaged. 

Erangeluation in India. 

*' Happy featwres '* of a Missionary 

The Rev. S. H. Kellogg, under date 
of February 22d, 1867, at Futtehgurh, 
0endB us the following notices : — 

Brother Wikoflf and I have just re- 
turned firom a three weeks' tour in the 
southern part of this district, which has 
been attended with unwonted marks of 
the presence and favour of God. As I 
hope, if the Lord permit, to embody the 
leading incidents of interest in an article 
for the Foreign Missionary ere long, I 
will only make a few general remaSs, 
which will be additional evidence to you 
as to us, that the Spirit of God is work- 
ing among these multitudes. 

You may remember Chilramow, about 
twenty miles south-west of this: we 
spent three days there; it is a large 
kasba ; the people in and around there 
urgently petitioned us to send a teacher 
to live with them, and tell them more of 
the religion of Christ Brahmin and 
Sudra, rundit and peasant joined in this 
request, which was made repeatedly 
while we were there. I trust ere many 
weeks a man will be stationed there. 

A second happy feature of our tour 
was the unusual number of inquirers we 
met; commonly among the respectable 
middle class. Of these three gave such 
singular evidence of the saving teaching 
of the Spirit, that 1 think we shaM short- 
ly give the baptism they ask. On one 
occasion, in the mela, the question was 
repeatedly put to me, in the way of 
silencing a disputatious Musselman, 
" Let these things be, and tell us how 
we may be saved from sin ! That is 
what we want to know." What is this 
but f he grand Pentecostal question I 

A third feature of our work was the 
number of women through the villages 
who dared to listen to our preaching. 
On one occasion, out of two hundred, I 
had forty women, who heard with close 
attention the whole story of the cross. 
One woman who came with her husband 
twenty miles to talk with us, said in an- 
swer to a question of mine, " How 
could 1 help loving Jesus, when 1 heard 
he had died for my sins !" — words 
which should be embalmed in every 
heart. How can we, how can any one 
" ?i€lp it," when they hear 1 How easy 
to the Lord to open the heart ol many 
such a Lydia, and what a fruit would it 
be! It IS a sign of blessing, that for 
some months past the Lord has awakened 
in many of us here, an unwonted desire 
for the blessing of the Spirit, and some 
degree of fioith and expectation in the 
matter. This is perhaps the brightest 
sign of all. May God save us from 
relapsine into the tread-mill life of 
routine labour, and cause our hearts to 
glow with love to Christ and souls till 
we shall to the world appear " beside 

Interesting ^'Inqnirert" at 

AppHeations/or admission to the Church, 
The Rev. John Wherry, writing on 
the 7th of January, 1867, says :— 

. . . One youth, a school boy, son of 
a church member, was baptized and 
several others applied to the session for 
this rite, among them, one from an 
island in the great lake, beyond Suchow, 
who, visiting Shanghai, came to us reg- 
ularly for instruction. But recently, we 
had another candidate from same the 
neighbourhood, and though the session did 
not think proper to admit them, we are 
not without hope that they are sincere in 
their desire to be found with Christ. 
Another candidate is a neighbour, a 
young woman of considerable education^ 
and of more, perhaps, than the ordinary 
degree of intelligence, who has been 
attending the Sabbath services of the 
South Gate chapel, and receiving also 
instruction from the native Christians. 
The truth seems to have made a deep 
impression upon her heart, but she 
is exceedingly distrustful of her ability 
to live up to the requirements of the 
Christian life in the midst of the tempta- 
tions to which she will inevitably be 
exposed, and she has not yet learned 
sumciently to oast her burdens upon 

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Him who is able tx> succour those who 
are tempted. We hope that the same 
Spirit who has arousea her conscience to 
a knowledge of her sins will carry on the 
work to the end. 

In th^* May number of the Record we 
quoted Mr. Wherry's remarks concerning 
Mr. Baa, the native evangelist at Shang- 
hai Here we give his remarks about 
Mr. Yang, another native brother : — 

The services in the afternoon were 
conducted by another native brotner 
who has been but recently received by 
the Presbytery as a candidate for the 
minietry, Yang, sien seng [teacher.] 
He is a young man of an excellent spirit 
and of fair talents. I have been ex- 
ceedingly pleased with the beauty and 
force of his preaching. I have seldom 
heard a more appropriate introduction to 
a sermon than ne gave us yesterdav in 
his discourse on the words of the thief 
on the cro8£>. 

Misdon to the Chinete in Cal- 

It is evident from this brief narrative 
that the last year has been one of trial to 
this mission, a year marked by changes, 
one of which [the death of Mrs. Loomis,] 
was greatly afflicting, and yet also a 
year marked by tokens of the Divine 
blessing. The work itself remains, and 
grows in interest. The Chinese are becom- 
ing better appreciated in California, and 
are likely to form an important part of 
its permanent population. Many of 
them will become citizens; their habits 
of industry and economy will give them 
wealth and influence. But they cannot 
be safely entrusted with the rights of 
citizenship, nor will they rightly wield 
the influence of their worldly gains, 
unless they are brought out of the dark- 
ness of their natural state and the bon- 
dage of their pagan religion into the 
hght and liberty of the gospel. Large 
numbers of them will still return to their 
native country, to be replaced bv others 
seeking their fortune in the West, and 
this intercourse will be largely promoted 
by the regular and frequent voyages of 
tne new line of steamships from San 
Francisco to Hon^ Kong. This flow 
and ebb of emigration should, of course, 
be turned to account for the benefit of 
the emigrants themselves, and also of 
tiieir friends and neighbours at home, by 
the use of such means as this mission 

employs for spreading amongst them a 
knowledge of the one living and true 
God, and of Jesus Christ, his Son, as the 
only Saviour of sinful and lost men. 
Herein is the duty and the work of the 
Church, calling for earnest labour, much 
prayer, and for both in the exercise of 
taith and hope. — Annual Report^ May 1, 

Work of QvuTch Members— The Chv- 
nese and the Irish. 

Under date of March 29th, 1867, at 
San Francisco, the Rev. A. W. Loomis 
writes as follows : 

Sabbath before last, in the morning, 
while the assistant was visiting and talk- 
ing in one part of the town, I took Ah Lum 
to another place, where we spent an hour 
and a halt Last Sabbath morning, I put 
Ah Lum and an old gentleman at the 
same work, and after the P. M. service 
asked the church members to remain, 
and suggested that next Sabbath I shoula 
want them all to engage in missionary 
work in some form, and they might think 
about it till Saturday evening, or Sab- 
bath morning, when we would fix the 
plan for that Sabbath, — to go two to- 
gether in one street, another two in an- 
other street, and so on, — that is. for such 
as are not needed where they are 
servants in families; but this is not 
inaugurated yet; when it is we will 

I have begun the work of visiting 
with the teacher for reading and con- 
versing. Have sent books to Oregon, 
and to different places in this State. 
The work is more than enough to fill my 
hands, even were I well prepared to do 
all that is needed in the way of talking, 
explaining, and preparing discourses. 

The Chinese school, supported by the 
public school funds, has not been re- 
opened and will not be, at least, for two 
months. . . . You doubtless beard 
of the attack of the Irish upon the Chinese 
employed in excavating the hills, and 
filling in the docks of the China and Pa- 
cific Mail Steamship Company ; also on 
a set of labourers employed on a rail 
road near the city. Some of the rioters 
were identified and fined in the sum of 
$500; with three months' imprisonment. 
The Board of Supervisors afterwards 
passed resolutions, and made out a petition 
asking the government to remit the sen- 
tences. (We are to have an election some- 
time &^ftin, when the Chinese question 
will afteot the votes. This may oe why 
the supervisors feel so much sympathy 
for people who burn houses, and threat- 
en to kill other foreigners who do the 

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work which they allege belongs only to 
Hibernian foreigners.) 

In my wdks about town, and as yet 
I have taken but few, I find Chinamen 
engaged in new branches of industry. 
At a wood sawing and splitting estab- 
lishment, steam works, Chinese do the 
work and tend the engines. Pass the 
lead works and you see them there. In 
several shops you will see where Oiina- 
men are busy making slippers. Six 
thousand labourers at the present time 
are employed on our Pacific end of the 
Great Western Railroad, and half of the 
six thousand are Chinamen ; and when 
the weather improves the number will 
be greatly increased. The overseers 
speaE stronglv in praise of the Chinese 
labourers. There is no department of 
the work for which they are not as conj.- 
petent as those who once had the mo- 
nopoly of dic^ging, drilling, blasting, 
wheehng, and shovelling. They have 
no gossip, no long yams, no blue Mon- 
days, but are always on hand when the 
hour for work arrives, and jog on steadily 
till the horn blows. 

Missions in Papal Europe. 

The efiforts of Christian brethren in 
Italy, Geneva, Prance and Belgium, to 
extend a knowledge of the gospel among 
Roman Catholics, have been carried for- 
ward with unabated vigour. They 
support ministers, evangelists, teachers 
and colporteurs, chapels and schools, and 
they employ the press for this purpose. 
Probably more than three hundred 
stations are occupied in the midst of the 
followers of the Church of Rome in these 
countries, and as many labourers ot 
different grades, of whom more than one- 
third are ministers of the gospel. At 
least three important Theological Schools 
impart evangelical instruction to candi- 
dates for the ministry, which were at- 
tended last year by about a hundred 
voung men; these institutions are at 
iFlorence, Geneva, and Paris. Many 
of the labourers thus employed in thJs 
great harvest are converts from Popery, 
and not a few of the churches, in Bel- 
gium almost all, are composed of mem- 
bers who were formerly Romanists. 

The least consideration of these facts 
will show that a really great work for 
Christ and the gospel is in good progress 
in these Roman Caibolio countries. The 

letters and reports of the brethren 
during the last year evince that this 
work of evangelization has advanced in 
very much the same quiet, steady way 
as in preceding years. The great events 
of the last year will all in the end pro- 
mote the success of the missionary 
labours of our Protestant friends. These 
events have materially weakened the 
political power and prestige of Roman 
Catholic Austria, increase the power 
and influence of Prussia, extended still 
further the sway of liberal views in Italy, 
circumscribed within very narrow limits 
the temporal power of the Pope, and 
reduced the relative importance of France 
as the protector of Roman Catholicism 
in foreign countries. These political 
events, moreover, add much to the in- 
terest with which our churches contem- 
plate the evangelistic labours of Protes- 
tants in Europe ; it is only the leaven of 
gospel truth that can make these over- 
turnings among the nations safe and 
beneficial to the people, while as a happy 
result of these events the door will be 
more widely open than before for the 
preaching of the gospel 

To the aid of missionary efforts in 
Europe, through Committees of Evan- 

felization at Brussels, Paris, Geneva, and 
'lorence, remittances have been made, 
as will appear in the Treasurer's report 
The greater part of these funds was 
given specially for this purpose; the 
Committee are happy to be almoners of 
Christian friends m this manner, and 
they are well assured that the gifts thus 
sent forward will be of great service ; at 
the same time they would gladly have 
remitted a larcer amount of mone]rs 
from the general funds of the Board, if 
the state of the mission treasury had 
permitted this to be done, in response to 
urgent requests received for enlarged 
support. As usual, they have sent the 
interest of the funds invested for the 
support of professors in the Waldensian 
school of theology. — Annual Report, 
May 1. 1867. 



Is Apbil. 1867. 

SnroD or Albaitt.— Pbv of Londonderry— T\r^ 
ch, Newbury port* 76 98; Windhftin ch »!. 
P6y of Trov^Second oh, Troy 231 4«>: Cftm- 
bridse ch 123 43, Sftb^ch, 14 43; WaterforJ 
ch lo3 21, mo con 120 44, Sab-sch fbr Siam 
17 86. Fbu of ilUirmy— KingBboro ch 3.) M. 
rty of Molumk—FiTSt o)i, SiiuthTille 10 S49 83 

Sthoo of BnprAL0^-P6y of Oene$M ijiwr— Cen- 
iral oh, Genesee 80 88; Warsaw ch 42 5U^ 

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Siixeh S6 fiO; OroTelniKl ch SO, Siifb-soh 6; 

BrTonchmoooa? HI 173 68 

8t3w» or Niw Tore.— />6j/ of J7tidK>fi— Gofiheii 
eh 32 80; Florida ch S, Sab-cich 2 «U: Mt Hope 
ch roo coo 12 2ft. Fby of North River— Mmtr 
leawaB eh 102; Calrary ch, Newbargh roo 
©on 17 88. Phjf of Ooim€etieut^8oathBa\em 
eh 146. mo con 67. Sab-sch 15, one doUar a 
week 92; Bedford eh mo con 108 10; Port 
Chester cb 6; Rye ch mo con 18 U6; Ut eh 
Bridgeport 150; Nortli Salem Sab-och 8. 
ffnf^longJaiand-QtigBmrhoTeh 38; Bridge 
fiajiH>ton eh 45. /%y of Neu Forib—UniTei^ 
«tj Place ch mo con U 16; let ch, N Y, mo 
con 223 81; Brick ch mo con 84 84; Fifteenth 
m cb roo oon 80 58; Chelae* oh mo con 42; 
F<Mlf -second st ch mo con 30 82; 41exander 
ch mo con 4 54: Weetminster oh 10; 1st oh, 
JeTMy City mo con 63; Nyaok ch 14; North 
Haverstraw Sab-sch 7; Thregs Neok ch 82; 
4th ch, N Y, IHK Yorkville ch 22; Waldberg 
ch 27 50, 8ab-8ch 22 50. Pby of New FoyX 
Sr^Westrainiiter ch, Yonkers, mo con 30 41 ; 
Wa»hing(o«> Heights oh mo con 20; Peek- 
skill ch mo con 22 17; Mt Washington ch, 
for Seminole mission loo; Sing Sine ch mo 
eon 50. Pbv of AoMOM— First ch, Brooklyn 
■10 eon 68 14» Sab-aeh for Corisoo 160; 
Astoria ch roo oon 27 30, John W ScoU 86; 
Genevan eh, Brooklyn mo con 23 60; South 
Third st ch, Williamsbargh roo oon 40 60; 
Ger ch Williamsbura 6, Sa&sch 4; Lawrence 
st ch. Brooklyn 15, SOiKseh 20, Aged widow's 
twomfteal S<):Throope A ve mission Sab-sch, 
Brooklyn, for Shanghai seh 87 29 2,312 17 

tnrcm o? Kiw Jibbetw— r&y of Blnahethtown— 
Perth Amboy ch 18; Ut ch, Metuohin mo 
con 12 35; Westfleld oh 40: 1st oh. Wood- 
bridge 35. Pfty of AiMote^Wickliflb ch mo 
cooTs 62; Sd ch, Newark mo con 26 01; Mt 
Fre^oro ch 30; Ist ch, Morristown 1800, mo 
COB 73 4e, Sab-sch 25. to sap child in China 
th\ Central ch. Orange mo con 73 65; Mt 
OHvechlO, Pby &[ New Br%tMwiek^Y\nic\\t 
Kew Bronswiok 25 61; Witherf<poon st ch, 
Princeton, a member for Rio chapel 16, Sab- 
Bch for Corisoo 16; 1st oh, Princeton 276; 
Ihitch Neck ch mo con 43 88, M A Dancan 
17. A A Dancan 6, J B Perrine 5, AHoe E and 
Sarah H Ororer 8 17; Ist ch, Cranberry, little 
Mary Stella Dey*! saTings 2; Lawrencerille 
eh. a friend lOo. Ay ^ Wett Jertey—Fint 
eh, Bridgeton 50; Mays Landing ch 7 ; Tucka* 
boe ch S^Sab-sch 3, Rer R P Dunn 15; Deer- 
fieM ch 60; WilKaMisiown eh 24: Abaeoon oh 
1): Cedarrille oh 17 20; Cold Spring oh 20, 
SaUch U. Pby of AostoiK-Ozford 8d oh 
U); StewartsTille Sab^oh 24; Harmony ch 62: 
1st ch, Hackettstown 46; Knowlton oh 12; 
Pleasant Grore eh 25; Stillwater ch 28. Pbu 
^ i2artto9t— Clinton oh 41 60; Ger Valley en 
W; Amwell 1st oh 23 50. Fby of autqwhan- 
no— Orwell ch 10: Wyalusing on 12 60; Bar- 
clay ch 6 25. Piy cgT X4aeni»— Newton ch 
37 56, Sab-sch 6 12; 2d oh, PoCtsrille, for 
Hang Chow 40; 1st ch, Scranton 450, Sab-sch 
75; wakesbarrech 200; Port Carbon ch 26; 
Kingston ch 70 88, Sab-sch 25; Tunkhannodc 
eh 6. Pby qf AirUiiyfof»~-Biirlington oh 
46 .12; 1st ch. Camden Sab-sch 85. Pbv of 
JfonmouM—Manchester ch 6; 1st cb, Milh 
itone 15; Village ch. Freehold 95, Sab-sch 
100; Toms Birer Sab-sch 12 41 4,575 12 

InoD or PajLAMLniLr^Ffm qf PMIods^pMa— 
Cheater eh ao^6ab-soh 80; loth oh mo coU 58; 
Woodland ch 60. Pby cf PhOaddphia Central 
-Great Valley eh 30; PhoenUville oh 2; 
Korth eh 8Z 75; Spring Garden oh mo ooll 
19 90; 2d ch half mo coll 14 50; West Arch 
st ch, Miss Snyder 5; Central ch 614 14; Ken- 
sington eh 903 44: Princeton oh 134 60^ Sab- 
seh 62 57. Pby of PkOoMphia 2(I-Bride»- 
bnrg Sab-sch 20; Abington cli mo ooll 17 70; 
CQashoboekeQ oh 9; Holmesburg oh 23 82; 
2d eh, Nofristown 11; Proridence ch 60; 
Hantingdoo Valley oh 1038; 1st oh, Oerman- 
town 5ai 18, Sab^eb 18 40, Isft chtss 10; 1st 
ob, Beaton 180l /%y of DofMgfat— Colombia 

ch 200; Slate Ridge eh 80. Pby qf New On- 
<^0— Green Hill ch i7, Sab-sch 10; Upper Oe- 
.torara oh 46 26; Rock and Zion ohs 40; Paggs 
Mnnor ch 79 54. Pby of Huntingdon— l*ic»- 
bvlerial coll 27 60; Alexander oh 76 70: Fruit 
Hill ch 17 87; Shavers Creek ch 8 64; War- 
riors Mark Sab-sch 24; Milroy ch 77 80; Wil- 
liamsburg oh 57, Mrs WilHonS Sab-sch class 
3. J by of iVbrf AuiM5«rtond— Bloom^burg ch 
mo con 175; Munoy ch 11; Derry ch Female 
Miss'y Soc'y to con Mrs Nancy Harrison Ltfe 
member, 40 Hartleton oh 7 50; Re? John 
Thomas 5 3,067 97 

Snrai) or Baiaim oaiw— J^ of Atf^mors— Second 
oh, Baltimore 131 40; Westminster ch. Balti- 
more 28, little Grace Lee (blind) 5; Charlie 

gold dollar 1 87 ; Ist ch, Baltimore, Miss M 
10; Broadway ch Sab-sch, Baltimore 25. PUy 
' Osrlufs-^Jhambersburg ch 170 76, Sab-soh 

142 05: Piney Creek oh ^2 88; Mc^nells- 
burgch 42; Green Hill ch 10; Wells Valley 
ch 14; Millerstown ch 26 26; BuffiUo ch 24; 
Oreeocastle ch 53 44, mo coll 16 56, Sab-eoh 
38 752 70 

Stmo© or PrmwjMn^Pby of BedHon&—¥\ni 
ch, McKee^port Sab sch for Siam 3 60, Sav- 
mgs Alex C Miller 1 60; Brownsville eh 20. 
P^ of Ohio-Mi Washington oh 2 44; West 
Elisabeth ch 21 ; Central ch, Pittsburgh mo 
con 06 26; 2d ch, Pittsburgh, Rob't Martin 6; 
4th ch, Pittsburgh Sab-sch 38 64; Raccoon 
ch 70, Sab-sch 30; Bethel oh Fem Miss'y 
Soc'y lai; Valley ch 20 03, Sab-sch 3 65; 
Mansfield ch 25; Chartiers ch 74 60. Pby of 
BlairsvUle—Vnhjf ch 73. J'by of (Xarion-^ 
Richardsville en 2 60: Beechwood ch 20. 
J'bu of iSaltHUtrgh—tiethfBdA ch 8 9U : Plum- 
Tiireoh8; Smiekpburg ch 6; Leech ourg oh 
48 78; Boiling Spring ch 16 .10; Rayne oh 5; 
Harmony ch 11 50; Saltsburg oh 7 724 40 

Stmod or AuLMHsirr.— /%y of Allegheny— Ttr 
rentum oh Hi 68 ; Pleasant Valley ch, a friend 
5; Slate Lick eh at U4; Natrona ch 3; Amity 
oh 12. Pby of Allegheny iHty—Behver on 
20 86; Fairmount ch 21; Concord ch 6. Pbu 
of Beaver— HhATon ch 16; Beaver Falls on 
98 26, to oon Mrs Ann Eliaa Winans and Mrs 
Eleanor H Wells Life metnbert, Sab-sch 90, to 
con Jas H Stokes and Misses Elisabeth Tao- 
ker and Emma Critchlow Life memberex Ne- 
shannook ch 29. PiM of JHs— Park oh, Erie 
146 41. Sab-sch for Shanghai soh 26; Mt Plea- 
sant oh 5 515 28 

SnroD or WHrnnra— />bv of ITcuMngfon— First 
eh. Washington, Mrs Mary Woods lu; 1st oh, 
Wheeling Sab-#oh for Corisco75; Claysville 
Sab-sch 5 45: Wi^nesburg ch 10; West Alex- 
ander oh 10: Mill Creek oh 13,66; Hookt»*^ 
town ob 36, Sab-sch 10 U5; Cross Roads ch 
94 20. Pbu of SteuhmwiUe^^&wiOwd oh, Steii- 
benville 137 67, Sab-sch for Allahabad soh 
Si 85; Island Creek eh 52; Harlem ch 18. 
Pby of New LisUm—69k\em ch 48 60, Snb-Mch 
10; Bethel eh 24 43. Pby of St Clairavitte— 
Kirkwood ch 23 83: Concord ch lO; Bethel 
ch 6 50: Martinsville ch 25; Bellair Sab-iKh 
19 50; PowhatUn oh 10 629 68 

Sniop or Omo.r-Pby of Ifarion— Milford Centre 
ch 930; Kingston ch 8; Wyandott ch 10; Pis- 
gah ch 8. Pby of Za/tetivwe— Seuecaville ch 
2t; Newark ch 20: Beulah ch 5; Cotdiooton 
Sab-eoh 0; Norwich ch 6; Duncans Falls oh 
13 75 ; 2d oh, Zanesville 20. Pby of Wooeter— 
Apple Creek ch 16 25, Sab-ech 19; Woorrter 
ch 40 54, Sab-sch 42 56 ; Unity ch 85, 6ab-8ch 
86; Jackson oh 8 23; Mt Hope ch 8; Congress 
ch 12 80; Wayne ch 22; Canal Fulton ch 4 

426 99 

Stvod or BAMvvBKT^Pby cf PiiniU^—lAxatk 
Sab-sch 5 70; Shanesville oh 6 19; Delphua 
ch5; Harrison ch 3; Blanchard ch 7; Plca- 
santville ch 5 60 32 89 

Stvod or Qivomvkfht—Pby of 'CftiUieoeAe— West 
Union ch 4 16. Pliy of Ifiomi— Second ch, 
Springfield 112 24, Sab-soh 77 71; Carro!touah 
6 60; 1st eh, Springfield 100. Pbu qf Oxford— 
First ch, Oxford Sab^h for Lahore 6 18. 
Pby of ^KMy— West Liberty ch 13 88. Pbu 


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df CI)u;iniia^»~First cb. Walnut Hills S7 8S, 
mo con 18 66; Sab-scb 15 85 ; 7th oh, Cinoin- 
nati 81 30, mo con 12 25; Monroe ch 6 401 45 

Stnod of Indiana.—/^/ nf Vxncmnn—YKxtX. ch, 
Evansville Sub-sch U5; Washington Sab-fich 
6 8». Vby of WhxtA Water— Liberty ch 15; Ist 
ch, Richland 30 8<) 80 

Stmodof NoRTHxmf Ihduha.— Pt>yo/i'brt Waynt 
—Pleasant Ridge ch 0; Elkhannon ch 6 90. 
P&j/ of Cmw/oj^TOitte— Thorn town ch 7; Be- 
thany ch 22; lat ch, Rockville 10; Waveland 
ch 29 83 90 

Sthod or Iixnfois.^P(s/ cf i\i^/tn«— Konsaa 
ch 10 60, i%y of San^ramoa— Providence ch 
40 ; Petersburg ch 25u. of wh 16 to con R D 
Frackleton L^ft member. Pby of Peoria^ 
First ch, Peoria Sab-sch 50; 2d ch, Peoria 
6 60, Rev W B Faris and wife 6. Pby of 
Btoofiunyton— Waynesville Sab-sch 2 48. Pby 
of SaJifM— Odin ch 11 06; Flora ch 8 883 64 

Bthod or OhxoaoOw— Pby of aehuyUr^Virai ch, 
Carthage 6 00 

BnroD or Wiscossik.— P6y of Winnebago— Ox- 
ford ch 7 75; Uoricou oh 9; 1st oh, Plover 5 

21 75 

SnroD or St. Paui-— i% of 8t Pau/— Vermil* 
lion ch 2. Sab-sch 1; Farmington ch 1, Sab- 
scb 1. Pt>v of Chippewa^Blfick. Rirer Falls 
oh 3; Chippewa FallM Sab-sch 1. Pby of & 
JftefUMoto— Fremont ch 4 18 00 

Stnod or Iowa— P5y of Cedar— First ch, Iowa 
City 26. Pby of Fifnton— Newton Sab-sch 6. 
Pby of Dubuque— First ch, Dubuque Sab-sch 
15; Prairie ch 2; Frankville Sab-sch 6 55; 
McGregor Qer ch 8, 62 55 

SnroD or SourimH Iowa— Pty of Iowa — Mt 
Pleasant ch 119, Sab-sch to con GC Van Al* 
len and J H Whiting L\fe members 60. Pby of 
Dee ifoifiet— Charitan ch 6 38. Pby of Fkiir- 
./Wd— First ch, Bentonsport 9; Washington 
ch 8 50 ; Lafayette ch 3; Liberty ch 4 209 88 

Bthod or Missouri.— P6y of St Xouw— Second 
ch, St Louis for Ningpo 200. Pby qf Palmyra 
—Clarence ch 2 202 00 

Btnod or Kbntucktw— Pby of LouieviUe—Chestr 
nut St oh, Louisville 233. tor Rev A Henry's ' 
Sanatorium 24U. PbyrifTraneylvania^Co\nm- 
bus ch 52. Pby of West Lexington— Second 
ch. Lexington, Lucy W Scou 20, C Suydam 
Scott 6, Matthew T Scott 5; Hopewell ch 10. 
Pby of £6«nez0r— Second ch, Covington Sab- 
Boh to sup Rev C W Forman 41 606 00 

SniOD or PACiFic^-Pby of CW«/bnrf<*— Calvary 
ch and Sab-sch, San Francisco 500. Pby of 
OrMon— Portland ch 40. Pby cf Benicia— 
ValTejo ch 20 560 00 

Total received from ohorohes, $16,785 92 

Lboaoos.— Legaov of Jas. A. Trimble, dec*d, 
fiillsboro', O, less exp 249 60; Bequest of 
Luther Gallaher, dec'd, Franklin, O, oUO; 
LcMBcy of Margaret Hawkins, dec'd!, Wallkill. 
N Y, 1,200; PaUerson estate 96 88; Estate of 
Robert Leason, dec'd, Scrubgrass, Pa, 60; 
Bequest of a Soldier, Patterson ch, Findlay 
Pby 6 50; Interest on bequest of John Galla- 
gher, dec'd, Cincinnati Pby 30 '2, 32 8S 

KiaoBLLAXxous.— A B for Japan 2,750, Siam 2,7/)0^ 
India 284; The Children^ Gift 50 cts; G Oak, 
Pa, 1; A B M 10; Mary Lora M for Siam 2; 
Ridge Dist Sab«oh, Middletown, L I 4 32; 
Col G Loomis 5; Gash found 95 cts; Mrs 
Sarah A Brown to con Rev J R Mann, D.I^., 
Life direetorj 100; Two Sisters 10: Mrs Mc^ 
Donald and family, Charleston. Ills, 5; For 
Exchange 3,000; For ChinadOO ; For India 50u ; 
North Confl oh, Enfleld, Conn, 58 54; Willie 
M Herrey's mission box 88 cts; Burkesville, 
Ky, l:Mw^ Fund 6 06; S F C 5; J K W 10; 
H 8 B 5 J L F Reddick, >ummit, Iowa, 5; 
Rd Coni)n Soo'y, Princeton Theol Sem'y 
06 50; Rol/t Benner, Esq, 50; A M C 20; Oo- 
efdent2U; Miss Sarah £ Oliver, Oxford, Q, 
05; Bequest of AUie Cortelyou, dec'd, 1 60; 
A Lady 2; Meohaniosville Sab-soh, N Y, 1 15*r 
A TiMuik olllMring, S N, 8; M M W 2; Wm 

Shear, Angnsta, Ga, 20; Gold Bracelet 30; 
Rev S fl McDonald, Belleville, Pa, 6; Rev D 
J Atwater 10 ; R A Drake, Damascus, Pa, 2; 
Children, Somerville, N J, 50 cts; Three Cou- 
pons 102; Mrs Ellen J Wella, Wyalusing, Fa, 
500; Henry Brewster, Shirleysburg, ft, 5; 
C Gilbert Fowler, Newburg, N Y, 4; Jimmie 
Gordon, Fannett^burg, Pa, Mrt contents of 
miss'y box 60 cts ; Mrs C D Roberts, Prince- 
ton, N J, 1; Roland McCuriey, Milton, Pa, 5; 
DrNL Hatfield, Phila, 6 10,964 60 

Total receipts in April, 1867, $29,883 80 

Donations received from friends in India, 8,200 00 
Japan, Geo S Fisher, Esq, 60 00 

Brasil church collection in Rio 100 00 

Ningpo, Olyphant * Co 100; R R Tyers, 60; W 
TTyer8 26 176 00 

$8,625 00 
One box received from Ladies* Miss'y SOoy, 
10th ch, Phila, for Rev W A P Martin, Peking, 
China, value $200 

WM. RANKIN, Jb^ DrmtmWk 

Lnrau relating to the Missions, or other opera* 
tions of the Board, may be addressed to Waua 
LowBu, Esq., Rev. Johh C. Lowmu, or Rev. Davd 
iRviico, Secretaries, Mission House, Centre street. 
New York. 

LxTTXRS relating to the peoxmiary aflUrs of the 
Board, or contaimngremittanoes of numey, may 
be sent to Wiuiam Rahxih, Jr., Esq, Treasurer- 
same aadress. 

Thk Forugn Missiohaatw— Two editions of this 
publication are printed. The Pamphlet edition is 
published monthly, at 60 cents a year for each 
copy. It is sent free, when desired, to donors of 
ten dollars and upwards, and to the ministers of 
our churches. 

The Nempaper edition contains a selected por- 
tion of the contents of the pamphlet edition. A 
copy is sent free of charge, except for postage, to 
the children of each fkmily in every Sabbath- 
school making regular contnbutions to the Trea- 
sury of the Board. 

Address for either edition,.** The Foreign Mi»- 
sionary,** Mission House, 28 Centre street, New 

Cert^leatet, of HoncHnry Memberships on the 
payment of Thirty DolUurs; of Honorary Direc- 
tors, One Hundred Dollars. 

OvRRLAim Mail.- Letters for the Overland Mail 
are forwarded from the Mission House by the 
steamers nearest the firs^ and fifteenth of each 
month. Postage: fh>m New York to Libkrxa and 
CoRisoo 33 cents for each ^ oa. weight; to Siam, 
CnncA, and Japah, 45 cents for each ^ os. 
weight, bnt if sent by the French mail, 30 cents 
per each % os.; to Iitdia via Southampton, 80 
cents for each ^ ox.; but if sent via Marseilles, 
42 cents for a ^ os., 49 forU os., 67 cents for ^ 
OS., 74 cents for 1 os., and $L06 for lU os. Let- 
ters to be forwarded by the ** French Mail,** or to 
India *'via Marseilles," must be so marked. 
Postage on newspapers, 6 cents each. The post- 
age on letters and newspapers mu»t be prei>aid. 
llie letters forwarded from the Mission House 
to each Mission are put in an outside envelope, 
and therefore stamps should not be afflxed to 
them. The postage IS assessed accordmg to the 
weight of each letter, and may be paid by send- 
ing fractaonal currency or poeiage stamps to the 
Mission House. 

Letters to Brahl and Niw GmnrASA maybe 
sent direct trom anv post oflSce, and need not be 
forwarded to the ff ission House. The steamer 
for Brasil leaves New York on the 22d of eadh 
month; postage, 10 cents on each 14 os. weight 
Steamers for Aspinwall leave on the Isi, llthi 
and 2l8t of each noonth; postage to Bogota, 13 

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PuBLiPH WO HotJBE. 821 Chestvut Street, 

I>tt«T9 relatiiifc to af^ndes, donatlcms ofbooks 
and ovcts, the appointment of Colporteurs, mann- 
•crlpte and books oflfered for publication, the edi- 
torial department of the Sabbath^hool Visitor, 
■Dd the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dressed to the Rer. Wujjam £.8oiukck, D.D-Gor- 
respoDding Secretary and Editor, Na 821 Chest- 
rot street. 

All oommnnications, reports, remittances of 
ttXHiey, donations, and orders for books, to be 
addressed to Mr. Wiktkbop Saboimt, Suporintend- 
Nitof Col portage, Boainess Correspondent, and 

Subscriptions to the Honu and Foreign Record, 
sod the SabUuM^ehool Fuitor, <and payments for 
the same, to be addressed to Mr. Pstu Walkuu 

The Tract by the Wayside. 

A minister was entertaining at 
his table a zealous minister of God, 
a young man now very useful in 
Prance. He was desirous of know- 
ing how his young friend had been 
led to Christ, as he had said that 
both his feelings and studies had 
kept him, for many years, far from 
the way of peace. 

**The first impression made on 
my soul," said the young minister, 
''was, under God's grace, the effect 
of a small tract which I picked up 
from the highway side, near the 
village of Faong, in the Canton of 
Vaud, when I was returning from 

''Did that happen," asked the 
master of the house, " in 1826, and 
in the last week of October?" 

" Precisely," answered the minu- 
ter, with astonishment : " how do 
you know it?" 

"Pray, were you dressed in a 
common trayelling garb, with a 
knapsack on your shoulders, and a 
white cap r 

"Such was, indeed, my dress; 
but, again, how do you know it ?" 

" It was perhapd, also, that tract 
entitled ' L'epi Glane sur la Grande 

"It was really: but I beg you 
to explain how " 

" I will tell you, dear brother," 
said the minister. "I remember 
distinctly that at the foot of Faong 
Hill, that very year, and the very 
week you speak o£^ as I was return- 
ing from Berne, I placed purposely, 
and with a prayer, the very tract 
mentioned on the left side of the 
road, hoping that a young man, 
whom I saw coming at some dis- 
tance, would find it, and receive a 
benefit from it. And I remember 
that, as I was on the top of the 
ascent, I looked back, and saw the 
traveller bending, taking, and im- 
mediately reading the tract, and 
that I prayed again to the Lord 
that he would bless the reading." 

" Wonderful I" exclaimed the 
young man. "How good is our 
Lord, who prepared for us those 
spiritual ties ; who has been pleased 
to show me my first unknown bene- 
fi^ctor, and to encourage us to cast 
our bread upon the waters I" 

A Colportenr'i Work. 

A colporteur writes as follows 
from the interior of Illinois : 

" I am happy to inform you that 
I am everywhere well received. So 
far, all classes receive tracts with 
gratitude and thankfulness. I have 
found but one exception, the circum- 
stances of which I will now relate^ 

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*' I called at a house and found 
the mother and children at home. 
I sat down and had religious con- 
versation with her. I found she 
had no religious hooks, and no 
money with which to buy, so I left 
her a little book and two tracts, for 
which she seemed very thankful. 
Soon after I left, her husband, a 
wild, hard-swearing, godless man, 
came in and found her reading one 
of the tracts. Being intoxicated, 
he took the tract from her and 
burned it. She told me this her- 
self. I intend to call again soOd 
and leave more. May the Al- 
mighty so guide and direct me that 
I may find the key to that hus* 
band's heart. "J. D." 

A Truth well told. 

The superintendent of a Sabbath- 
school which is about to purchase 
a new library writes to us iEU9 fol- 
lows : . 

" Your suggestion that we pur- 
chase the books of our own Board, 
will certainly be complied with, for 
two reasons: first, we have suffi- 
cient Presbyterian spirit to prefer 
our own Board to any other pub- 
lishing concern; and again, we 
have tried the publications of our 
Board, and find them superior to 
any others. They are better printed 
and better bound, and the matter 
Is intrinsically more excellent The 
children of our school instinctively 
give them the preference in their 
choice of books." / 

What a blessing it would be to 
our whole Church if there were 
more of this " Presbyterian spirit" 
abroad among our people, our 
Sabbath schools, and our office 

The Sunday-school Library Book. 

The Sunday-acJiool Times recently 
contained an article in which many 
important remarks were made in 
regard to library books for Sabbath- 
schools. The following extract from 
it contains views upon which the 
Board of Publication has endeav- 
oured to act for years past, in the 
selection and publication of volumes 
for this use. 

•'No book should find its way 
into the Sunday-school library, 
which does not make the reader 
better acquainted with some impor- 
tant portion of scriptural truth, or 
some clear example of religious ex- 
perience. No book should be there 
which depends for its main attrac- 
tion upon mere personal adventure, 
having no meaning or object, ex- 
cept that of stimulating the curi- 
osity; no book, which contains 
scenes and incidents of such thril- 
ling and absorbing excitement as to 
create a distaste for ordinary study 
and the sober experiences of ordi- 
nary life ; no book, which depends 
to any degree for its interest upon 
a love-story and matrimony; no 
book which is not written in good 

Books in Virginia. 

In answer to an urgent request, 
the Board recently sent a donation 
of books, catechisms, and Sabbath- 
school Visitors to a village in Vir- 
ginia. The following extract of a 
letter from the applicant will show 
the feelings with which the dona- 
tion was received. 

" A few days since I received your 
very kind letter with the accom- 
panying package of books, tracts, 
and Sabbaih-school Visitors. I 

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hardlj know how to thank 76U suf- 
ficiently for the very prompt man- 
ner in which you have sent gratui- 
tously so many good and beautiful 
books and papers to our Sunday- 
school. I think you would be com- 
pensated, could you see how per- 
fectly delighted both teachers and 
BchoUrs are at the sight of them. 
They will put new life into the 
entire school, be the means of 
bringing many other children into 
it, and prove a great blessing to 
our whole church. Please accept 
our most sincere thanks for them, 
18 also for the books and tracts 
you sent for gratuitous distribution 
among the poor and destitute. The 
want of religious reading here 
is very great, — indeed not only 
here, but through the whole South 
from the Potomac to the Rio 

"After I asked for the donation, I 
was applied to by a poor widow for 
a little catechism. She said she 
had a little daughter, whom she 
was obliged to put out at ser- 
vice, as she had no means to sup- 
port her, and she wished to teach 
her the catechism before she parted 
with her. I was very sorry to have 
to tell her that I had none, but 
promised to try to get one for her. 
And behold, when I looked over 
your package, I found the very 
thing needed 1 It seemed to me a 
very striking providence of God, 
in behalf of this poor widow and 
her little daughter. And perhaps 
there are cases of like kind wait- 
ing for the other things you have 
sent me. 

"I will try to make the best 
possible use of the books, and will 

scatter them among the destitute at 


Companionf— Books. 

Friends and associates should be 
chosen with care. In this matter 
all have need of caution, prudence, 
and wisdom. Yet there are some 
who should be especially cautious 
and prudent, for they readily as- 
similate to those with whom they 
associate; and almost all descend 
more easily than they ascend. We 
need friends and associates who 
will elevate and improve us. Such 
we should seek, but it may not al- 
ways be convenient, or even possi- 
ble, to have such around us. Our 
circumstances may cut us off from 
congenial society. We may be so 
situated as to render it impossible 
to have at all times such friends 
and associates as our best interests 
require. The living may not be 
near, but the dead are ever at 
hand. Good books are companions 
which will elevate and improve us. 
They abound, and are accessible. 
Let us choose them for companions ; 
let us have them with us, and let 
us try to scatter them abroad for 
the instruction and edification of 
others. M. 


Children's Praise, by C. C. Converse, 

Esq., and W. E. Schenck, D.D. Pp. 

176. Price 30 eta. In stiff covers 

35 cU. 

This is a new and beautiful collection 
of hymns and tunes suitable for use in 
Sabbath-schools and among young people 
anywhere. In paper, typography, ar- 
rangement, and other matters relating to 
external appearance, it surpasses most of 
the similar books in use in Sabbath- 
schools. Both the hymps and the tunes 
have been selected with great care, 
and we trust will generally become 
favourites wherever used. The follow- 
ing extract from the preface will give a 
suitable idea of the design of the book: 

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" ' Let the people praise Thee, God ; 
let all the people praise Thee.' — Psalm 
Ixvii. 3. The children are a large and 
important part of 'the people/ and 
should be encouraged and taught to sing 
God's praise. Moreover, the only way 
to get grown people generally to do this, 
is to teach them while they are yet 

" The title of this little volume clearly 
expresses its design. We deem it neces- 
sary only to state in presenting it to the 
youth and Sabbath-schools of the Church, 
that our purpose in its compilation has 
been most sincere, to exclude from it all 
those objectionable pieces which have 
found their way into so large a propor- 
tion of similar collections ; and to com- 
prise the best among the great number 
of popular hymns and tunes in present 
use in our Sabbath -schools. In order to 
prevent an entire divorce of the singing 
of our Sabbath -schools from that of our 
churches, we have inserted a considera- 
ble number of old and standard tunes 
and hymns in common use in our con- 

9^ A sinale copy of any publication 
Xif the Board wHl he sent by mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the catalogice price, 
DyWiNTHEOP Sargent, Esq., "821 Gkest- 
nut Street, FhUa, 


Pby of Albany— "Sev Scotland ch 23 90; Schen- 
ectady oh 62 78 $76 08 
Ptyo/ Allegheny OUy-Pine Greek ch 8; Con- 

cord ch 6 13 00 

Tfw of Baltimore— BfiUimore 12th ch 10 80; 

Frederick ch 6; Baltimore 2nd oh 22 40; 

Baltimore South oh 6 49 20 

JPhy qf J3ttWin<7ton^Burlington ch 12 00 

Pby of 0xrlu<6— MoCkmnellsbarg ofa 10 00 

Pbyof Oodar— Marion ch 12 85 

Fbu of ChiUieoth6—'B]oomBbnTg oh 14 26 ; South 

Balem ch 10 24 25 

Fby of OmneeUeut^Ry ch 08 00 

Fby of DaiM— BockTille Qer ch 8 60; Hurci> 

cane Corner ch 2 4 50 

FbvcfDubuque—McGregOT ch 6 ; Lime Spring ch 

5; Dubuque ch 21 51; Dubuque IstGorch 4 3S 51 
P&W of BUMbethtown—Vf eatminBteT ch 82 88; 

Baskingridge ch 10; Woodbridge oh 10; 

Plainfield oh 11 75: Lamington ch 7 121 53 
Fby of Erie— Erie Park ch 27 00 

Jfry if iJWr^Wd— Lafkyette ch 1 00 

Jftvo/^udMn— Monroe Istch 8; Hamptonburg 

d) 1£ 54; Orange ch 10 31 54 


Pby </ ^un«fiMd(m— Altoona ofa 22; Hdlidayft- 

burg ch 38 4« ' «io 4« 

BMof Z^aMm^— Port Carbon ch 10; Kingston 

ch 9 77 ; Wilkesbarre ch 60 09 77 

P6jr of JTarifm—Iberia ch 10 46; Piegah ch 3 

13 46 
Fby of IKawi— Miami City Ist ch 6 00 

Fby of M&caa«*-Beloit let ch 19 85 

Bty of Jtfdnmou<A— Manalapan oh 10; Millstone 

ch 10 2U (10 

Fby of New Aa>a»^/—Jetrenonvil]e ch 26 »0 

Fby of New Brunswick— Doieh Neck ch 11 00 
/ of Neto Castle— Oxford oh 37 ; Rock ch 10; 
ion ch 10 57 oo 

Fby of New Lisbon^Rehoboth ch 8 40; 'New- 
ton oh 7 10 16 60 
of New Forifc— New York Ist ch, H King, 
60; A member 500; 1st ch 644 13 1,494 18 
Fby \)f New York 2d— Fordham ch 27 26 
Fbv of Newton— Oxford 2d ch 10; Manafleld Ist 

oh 25; Stillwater oh 8 43 00 

FbycfNorthumberlandr-Uorileton ch 6; MiHon 

ch 25; Buffalo ch 8 38 00 

Fby of Qgd«»w6ar^— Oiwegfttchie Ist ch 80 00 
Fby of Orford— Bethel oh 4 80; Seven Mile 

oh 3 84; Somerville ch 2 10 14 

Fhy (jT /Vriwyro— Clarence ch 2; Kirksrflle ch 

'^ 4 00 

Fby of P«Mai>— Chester ch 6 ; Morristown Ist 

Sab-sch 85 ; Mt Freedom ch 6 46 UO 

Fby of Fhiladdphia—ChGBiQr ch Sab-sch 10 00 
Pby of FMladdphia 2d— Bridesburg ch 85. and 
Sab-sch 20; Port Kennedy ch2; Easton Ist 
ch40 97 00 

Fby of iZaHtan— Clinton ch 7 63; German Val- 
ley ch 11; Prenchtown ch 4 50; Kincwood 
ch8 40 i6 43 

Fby of Roek River— G9\QTiA South oh 21 00 

Fby of iSn2^«&ttr^A— Parnassus ch 12 .24 

Fby of fibZine— Friendsville ch> 3 oO 

Fby of ^noamoft— Petersburgh oh 6: R D 

Franklin, Esq, 15 21 00 

Fby of Sidnt^Sprinfi Hills ch 10 65; West 
Liberty ch 6; Back Creek ch 12 27 66 

8 25 

Fby of 8 Minmesotc^—Freemont ch 

yoJSt ClairsviUe-at Clairsville ch 19; Bel- 
air ch 8 27 00 

Fby of St Xottw— Emanuel ch 


Fbyqf SI Pau^— Vermillion ch 4; Farminirton 

cfel ^00 

P6y of Susqudumnor-VfyaXasiDg ch 5 00 

Fby of Transylvania— D&nnWe 1st oh 106; Per- 
ry ville ch 28 25 134 25 
P6y of Troy—Second ch,5th St, Troy, 116 70 
Fby of Ftficenna— Indiana ch 6; Washington 

on 5 10 00 

Fby of W^arrcn— Young America ch 3 00 

Ftw of >ra«Atnffto»»— Washington Ist ch, Mrs 

Mary Woods lU; Cross Creek ch 35 60 45 50 
Fby of Western Reserve— TifRn ch 10 00 

Fby of White FTaecr-Richmond Ist ch 7 00 

Fby of VF<im«6<i9o— Depere ch 8 80 

Fby of ZanesriWo— Senecaviile ch 8; Beulah ch 
2 50; Coshocton ch 10 16 50 

F B, ancinnati, 5; Mrs Ellen J Welles, Wyalu- 
sing, 50U; C Gilbert Fowler 4: Miss Marv 
Vance, Washington, D C, 5: Esra M Hunt, JJ 
D, 7 95; DA Sayre, Ewj, Lexington, Ky, .'iO: 
w Shear, Augusta, rVa, lO; Anonvmous, B S, 
5; Rey Thomas H Dinsmore, St Francisville, 
Mo, 25 . 611 96 

$3,700 80 

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BcT* A* L OoS) uomtpoiKUng Stcrttorpf 

St Loais, Mo. 


Invite eompeHtion in building ymjur 
house. It is astoiiisbing what a dif- 
ference there is in the bids of contractors. 
We have known a difference of more 
than one-third in the bids for a building 
oosthig less than fifteen hundred dollars, 
and the cheapest builder was, as is often 
the case, the best. Make a full carefully 
written contract with your builder, and 
see to it that he gives ample security 
for the faithful performance of its stipu- 

liaise your money before you spend it 
h is dishonest to do Dther^riae, and you 
will suffer for your dishonesty. Churebes 
rooning recklessly in debt have brought 
incalculable disgrace on the Christian 
name. The end d6es not justify bringing 
reproach on the Name dear to every 
true believer. Even ordinary worldly 
wisdom teaches that it is easier to raise 
two dollars to accomplish what is desira- 
ble before it is done than one dollar 
to pay for it when accomplished. In 
almost every case it is better to stop in 
the midst of your work, than to assume 
obligations you cannot promptly meet. 

D0VAT10V8 TO THB Board of Chubob Ex> 

TBiraiov IV April, 1867. 
»jr cf Wirtofi— SoaUi Bidge ch 4; Vinton ch 

ny qf We9t Xerffvftm^Hopewell oh 10 00 

Ply of Mitaofun J^m^Belleme eh 12 85 

Phtf of Nao Forib— Fifth ay and Nineteenth st 

ch 8,«18i 

fUf qf MU»pauki4-^B9UAi lai ch IS 40 

P^ of Leavenworth— BiXMLgeT ch 5 66; Lecomp- 

Umch? 65 13 20 

Pby of JjfieAi^an— Westminster ch 20 00 

Ptty of l^airfUld—et^m ch 8; Marthisblirg eh 
1 OS: SifTOuroey oh 1 60; Shiloh oh 250; La- 
bette ch 1 9 75 
Pby 0/ Or^^oit— Clataop ch 4 00 
Pfffj of PhiUuidpkia-^hesier Sab^oh 10 00 
iVo/2^cwto»-Stlllwaterchfl; PleaMuitOroTe 

eh 10; 2d ch, Oiford 10 26 00 

Pb9 of EUxab€ihtown—lAbeTtj Comer oh 10; 
Bai^iDgridjEe ch 5; let oh Plainfield 18; 
Pluokarain oh 10; Iiamiajtton oh 5; Wood- 
bndge oh 15 6t 00 

Pby of JSTunNyMdofft— Altoona let ch 40; Perry»- 

Tille oh 42 60 82 65 

PiM qf PhUadtlpkia 2d—Bride^arg SalHKh 20; 

Port Kennedy ch 2 22 00 

Pty qf New QutU—Roek and Zion oh 44 00 

Hu of Dutuquo—UcOregOT ch 6; Indepen- 
dence oh lU 16 00 
Pty of lfarre»»— Prairie City oh 4 00 
Pby qf NortkumberUmd—BuSbXo oh 7 00 
Pby of AiuaaM— Bofllyn oh 6 00 
Pf)y qf Sidney— Vf eat Liberty oh 5; Parish oh 

Pbu qf I\u»aic-V\nt ch, Paterson ftS; Mt 

FrecdoroohO - 69 00 

Pbu of amn«;<i<Mt— White Plains ch 6; South 

Salem ch 36 lU ; South Salem Sab-sch 10 62 10 
Phy of Hudson— Scotohtown ch 9; Centreville 

oh 7; Coebocton ch 6 21 00 

Pb]/ o^ .Btoirm^^e— Congmity ch 11; Blairsville 

oh 3U; Corinth ch lu; New Saiem oh 6 66; 

Unity ch 14 60 72 25 

Pbf/ of SalUhwrg—lAi Pleasant oh 6; PlumTille 

oh 4 20 ; Smicluburg oh 2; Saltsbuni ck 42 97 

54 17 
Phy qf OAio— East Liber^ ch 146 00 . 

Pby of Allegheny— PXiim Grove oh 10 86 

Pty of iWMtefMt— PerrysvillB ch 10 00 

Pby qf Erjtf— Salem oh 6 ; Cool Spring oh 4 9 00 
Pby of IFfuMngton— Mt Prospect oh 8 20 

Pby qf Allegheny OEi^->Concord oh 4 00 

Pby 0/ J2aiaton«— West Newton oh 10; Mt Plea- 
sant oh 12 60 . 22 50 
Pby qf Upper JifMoyK-<3hiUioothe oh 4 25 
Pby of G«W*«7«— Fayette vi He ch 11 Op 
Pby of CyawforcUviUe—Bock.YiUe oh 7 00 
Pby of itartfan— Clinton ch 19 76 
Pbu of Baltimore—Seoond Baltimore oh 24 9U; 

^ederiok oh 10 ii4 90 

Pby of ZanesviUe—BetMoaiTiHe oh 6; Coshocton 

oh 15 80 21 80 

Pby qf ifcmmott/A— Manalapan eh 10; Mill 

Stone oh 7 17 00 

Pby of TVw— Second oh, Troy 67 85 

Pby of 8 iftwnCTota— StewartSTiHe oh 1 UO 

Pby of Bock iAv«r— Newton ch 7 00 

Pby qf Sangamon — Petersburg eh 42 00 

Pby of riiic«nn«8— Indiana on 5; Washington 

oho lu 00 

Pby of fToofter— Holmesrille oh 16 00 

Pby ef i^tofmMjxCapttol Hill oh 19 60 

Pby of Peoria — Delavan oh 6 00 

Pby of IndianapoUe — Bloomington oh 10 00 

Pby of Mautttee—Vniiy oh 3 uO 

"^ <jr Marion— PiHgah oh 8; Radnor oh 8 6 00 
of Miami— ¥im oh, Miami City 6; Springs 
eld ch 26 8i 00 

Pty cf CAncwmoti— Monroe oh 00 

Pby of CA^^et/tAo— filoomingburg oh 16 U9 

Pby of Weei Jersey— Fint oh, Cedarville 66 85 
Pty of White Water— V\TBt oh, Bichmond 26 00 
PVy of Cedar— Davenport oh 20 00 

James Lenox, Em. N Y, 1,000 ; WilUam Harvey, 
Somerset, 1; E J Walliogford, Pittsburg, KM; 
William Shear, Augusta, Oa, 10; Mrs hllen J 
Welles, Wvalusing, Pa, 600; C Gilbert Fowler, 
Jiewburg, N Y, 4; Part of Jimmie Gonion's 
missionary box 25 ots; Rev John Thomas. 
Buffiilo oh, Ps, 5; Mrs^ary Woods, Wash- 
ington, Pa, 10 1,064 25 

Totel for Karoh, 06,564 68 

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87 60 

26 96; 


10 00 

87 00 

10 00 

The following amoants haye been reoeired I 
9ince lost report, yix. 

Fbu of TVoy— Fifth st 2d ch $67 88 

Fby of ilffraAeny— Plain Oroye oh 4 60; Bailer 

ch 14 25 18 76 

Pby of AUtghmy City— Concord ch 4 00 

Fby </ Ene-Park ch 82 00 

Ptv if J5a/«more— Baltimore 2d ch 60 16; Bal- 

tiinore 12th ch 10 88; South, oh 7 02 77 06 

Pbjf qf CAicay«>— Manteno oh 6 00 

i%v of ChOUeothe—Plsgfih ch 7 ; Bloomsbary oh 

16 09 23 09 

J^ of Ofncinnaii— Cincinnati 7th oh 77 88 

Fby of Jfiofm— Miami Ist ch 60 €0 

Fby qf Sidney— Vf est Liberty ch 6; Degraff 2 60 

7 60 
Fby of 8alin&-PiBgah ch 
Ftty qf Madison— Mmdison let ch 
rtm of New ^^nv— Jacksonville oh 

JacKoon CO Qer en 4 
Pbyof KtneenfMa— Washington oh 
Pby qf WhiU Jfatei^Richmond Ipt ch 
Fby qf West Lexington— Uopewell ch 
Ft^ ttf i\i/myra— ShelbyTille ch 2; Clarence 

oh 2 4 00 

Fby of Burlington— Camden 2d ch lo 00 

rty of BtizabUhtown— Perth Amboy ch 6 ; Wood- 
bridge ch 16; Plainfield oh 27 47 00 
itv of //UMriM— Wilkesbarre ch 137 93 
J*by qf if<rmmott£A— Manalapan oh 12 00 
Pby of Aetoto»-8tilIvrater oh 10; Oxford 2d eh ' 

lu; Pleasant Grove ch 11; Bloorosburg ch 

21 62 00 

t of New Brunawiek^Bonnd Brook oh 60; 

BmnguviUe oh 8 68 00 

i% of Fasitaie— Cheater oh 6; Mt Freedom oh 

3; Budda Lake oh 10 18 00 

Pby of -fioriton— Clinton ch 18 28 

J*by of Susquehanna — Wyaluning 2d ch 6 00 

J^y of West Jers^— Bridgeton 1st ch 160; Cold 

bpriUK eh iu; Veerfield eh 6 106 00 

Pby of Oonneetieutr-Whiie Plains ch 81; Hart- 
ford lt>t ch 10 41 09 
fbu of ^tidton— Florida eh 1; Monroe ch 4; 

Scotchtown oh 19 26; Middletown 2d ch 21 

46 26 
Fby qf Long /itofid— Soathampton oh 86 64 

Pby of Nassau— JtanaAcA ch 82 40; Lawrence 

St ch, Brooklyn 6 87 40 

Pty qf New Forib— Briok oh 160 00 

Pby qf Logansport— Delphi oh 10 00 

i^yqC Afarioy»— Radnorob8; P!8gahoh2 4 00 
Pt/y of ffoo«t«r— Holmesyille oh 6; Keene eh 8 

13 00 
Pby of ^ttn^<»i9dof»— Alexandria oh 46 40; Fmii 

Hill oh 17 88: Milroy ch 60 122 28 

Pby qf New OuOtf— Oxford oh 2; CoatesviUe 

ch 17; Rock and Zion ch 40 68 00 

Pby ef Northumb€rtand—m\ion oh 86; BoflUo 

oh 4it; Thos Beaver, of Mahoning oh 6U 116 00 
Pby of PhUadelpM^-aab-aoh of Chester oh 10 00 
Ptiy of Phitaddphia 2(1— Chestnut Hill ch 187 00 
Pby of Btotr«viN0— Morraysyille ch 6; Johns- 

unrn ch lu; Congraity oh 11; Blairsyille oh 30 

60 00 


Pby of OMo— Bethany ch 17; Raccoon ch :K); 
Bethel ch, add'l, 1; Mansfield ch 26; Hope- 
well oh 6 60 ts 00 
Pby of Bedston&—Ui Pleasant oh 12 60; West 

Newton ch 10 22 50 

P&« (^ Saltsburg — Plumville ch 8; Smicksburg 
on 2 ; Leechburg ch 8 38 ; Boiling Spring ch 6 

19 38 
PbyqfDes IfoinM— Albia oh 2 50 

Pby of New Lic6or»— Bethel oh 4 64 

Pby ef 5/eu6«nriM«— Centre Unity ch 7; New 

Hagemtown ch 18; Bloomfield ch 7 27 00 

PbyefSt CUiirwUU-CaA\% ch 38 00 

Pby of Washingtan—ltosier Ten Mile ch 7 60} 
West Alexander ch 36; Clayville oh 6; Mt 
Prospect oh 8 20 6C 70 

Pby of Mvnneeota—Vremoni oh 2 86 

Pbiy qf Or«90»i— Clatsop ch 3 00 

$2,119 68 
Roy B J Bettieheim, of Ordell, His, $6 00 

Mrs EUen J Welles, Wyalusing, Bradford oo, Pa, 

Mr Conrtland, of Baltimore, M(^ 10 00 

Mr Ira Canfleld. do do 6 00 

"BS," 6 00 

$2,614 62 
Treasorer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
PhOaddphia, May 1th, 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and Presbytery to whioh it belongs 
should be distinctly stated, that it may be cor- 
rectly acknowledged. And where checks or 
drafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of "Oio. H. ViK GiLDUt, TVMUursr.'* 

APFUCATioifB for aid ft^m this Fund must b« 
made on the reoonmiendation of a Presbytery 
and addressed to Rey . Josbph H. Jons, D J)., Chair- 
nnan and Secretary of the Committee^ No. 694 
Spruce street, PhilsMlelphia, Pa. 

I giye and bequeath to my executors herein- 
after named, dollars, in trust, neyerthelee* 

that they shall, within months after my de- 
cease, pay the same to George H. Van Gelder, 
Treasurer of the Trustees of the General Assem' 
btyofthe Presbyterian Church in the United States 
ef America, or to his successor for the time being 
in said office, for the use of such disabled minis- 
ters and their fitmilies as the said the Trustees 
of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America shall or 
may designate. 

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Rev. 8L C. LooiK, Corresponding Seeretaty, 
A. CAXMMom, Eaq^ TVeocurer. 

Box 224 PittsburKh. P». 
Wm. Haxs, Esq., Beeeiving Agent, 

907 Arch street, Philadelphia. 

Annual Beport 

The Assembly's Committee held its 
annual meeting on the 34th April, 1867. 
The annnal report was adopted and 
forwarded to tne Asserablv, in which 
the work of the Committee is presented 
under three heads, all of which demand 
careful attention. They are, 1 Funds, 
2 Labourers, 3 Missions and schools. 

I. PUND9. 

The Committee, during the year, have 
had control of the following amounts, viz: 
Balance from lastvear, $5,498 94 

Collections from Churches, 19,656 33 
Individual donations, 8,130 70 

Board of Church Extension to 

aid in building Churches, 3,400 00 
Board of Domestic Missions, 

to May Ist, 1867, 5,850 00 

Freedmen's Bureau, in trans- 
portation of teachers, 625 00 

Making a total of money ap- 

Sropriated for the wors un- 
er direction of Committee 
since May Ist, 1866, of 40,160 97 

The amount expended, as re-^ 
poi-ted last year, $24,316 55 

Amount contributed to the 
Committee last year, 25,357 76 

Amount contributed directly 
this year, 27,787 03 

Ko. of Churches contributing 
last year, 528 

No. of Presbyteries contribu- 
ting last year, 100 

No. of Churches contributing 
this year, 626 

No. of Presbyteries contribu- 
ting this year, 107 


The Committee report one Presbytery 
formed, which now consists of seven 
Ministers — four white and three coloured 
men, and has under its care, and in 
commission from the Committee, seven 
Licentiates — ^two white and five coloured; 
also, seven Catechists — one white and 
six coloured It has enrolled twenty- 

eight Churches, all of which have en- 
joyed a good degree of prosperity. 

There nave been in commission since 
the last Report, One Hundred and 
four Missionaries, who have performed 
up to May 1st, 1867, seven hundred and 
sixteen months, or fifty -nine years and 
eight months of service, at a cost to the 
Church of $21,804.49, or at an average 
annual salary of $365 to each missionary. 

Of these Missionaries there were : — 
Ordained Ministers, 16 

Licentiates, 7 

Catechists, 8 

Male Teachers, 17 

Female " 56 

Forty -seven of them belong to the 
coloured race, viz : — 
Ministers, 5 

Licentiates, 6 

Catechists, 6 

Teachera, 30 

This will show that there have been 
twenty -seven more labourers in the field 
this year than last, and twenty-two years 
and four months more labour performed. 

The number of Missionaries in com- 
mission. May Ist, 1867, is seventy-two, 
viz: — 

Ministers, 14 

Licentiates, 7 

Catechists, 6 

Teachers, (males. 8 ; females, 37,) 45 

Of these teachers, twenty-four are 
white, and twenty-one are coloured. 
Four of these are in self-sustaining 
schools, one serves without salary, and 
one coloured man, a licentiate, has served 
a year, supportmg himself by his own 


stations occupied by Schools, since May 

1, 1866, 37 
Schools abandoned because af- 
fording no prospect for a 

Presb. ch. 6 
Transferred to the care of 
other denominations who 

^ave planted churches, 6 
Schools in operation May 1, 

1867, 26 

Pupils enrolled May 1, 1867, 2929 

Average daily attendance, 2046 

Number of Sunday-schools, 32 

Number of Pupils, 2357 

Night Schools, 20 

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Whole number of Churchea 

under care of Committee, 36 

Church Members, 2456 

Baptisms, reported, 360 

Marriages, 60 

Lloney contributed by the 

Freedmen for the support of 

Schools and Churches, and 

for building the same, ' $3697.04 
Number of Church buildings 

completed, 9 

Number of Church buildings 

begun but not completed, 10 

Number of Houseless Congre- 
gations, 17 

These results, compared with those of 
last year, show a decided success, and 
enlargement of the work, upon the same 
actual outlay of money. 

BiDDLE Memorial Institute. 

A special necessity developed in thi 
past year, is a school for the training of 
the Catechists and Leaders referred to — 
a Seminary which, with God's blessing, 
might prepare for the work of the 
Church the larce proportion of rough 
ability, that wields now a potent influ- 
ence among them. To send these mon 
to Lincoln University would cost far 
too much, as the mere transportation 
would support them a third of the year. 
The Presbytery of Catawba, therefore, 
appointed Rev. S. C. Alexander to 
establish a Theological class at Charlotte, 
N. C, with the expectation that the 
students gathered will be able to prose- 
cute a course of study, while they ex- 
ercise their gifts among the people. The 
Committee dotermined to follow up this 
suggestion, and by the g;enerous donation 
ot a lady in Philadelphia, the necessary 
buildings have been secured, and are now 
in the course of erection. This Semina- 
ry, in honour of the husband of the 
widowed donor, who gave his life for his 
ci»untry in the great rebellion, has been 
called The Henrt J. Biddlb Memorial 

It is expected to open this Institute 
for the training of Missionaries and 
Teachers, within the next two months. 
May the prayers of the Church follow it, 
and the Head of the Church make it a 
blessing to these perishing souls. 

The Committee acknowledce the fol- 
lowing donations received during the 
month : — 

176 Yolnmet Bibilea and Tefltements, from 
American Bible Society, valued at$6(> GH. 3 boxes, 
ttovfi l8t Pres oh. Columbus, O., valued at $292 76. 
1 box. from Park Pre* oh, Erie, Pa., valued at 
$08 49. I box garden seeds, from I^andreth A 
Son. Phila., for N. C, distributed by Mrs. W. L. 
Miller, valued at l&UO. 

Receipts ih April. 1867. 
Pby cf ii^tony— Schenectady ch $288 48 

Pby of Allegheny City— Pine Creek ch 4; Con- 
cord ch 4 8 00 
Pby of Or'ndnnatf— Lebanon ch 31; Monroe ch 

10 40 00 

Fty of Cblumbus—FiTBt ch, Columbus, of which 

60 is from Sab-sch, 123 6S 

Pby of Z)tt6u^t4e— Scotch Grove ch, add'l, 1 o<i 
Pby of Fort Wayne— Nevr Lancaster ch 2 44» 

Pby of Ometee River — Central Geneseo ch 8 75 
Pby of Hudson— FiTsi ch, Monroe 6 no 

Pby of ^a«*a«Jfcta— Hillsboro' ch . 17 30 

Pby qf Xittcme— Wilkesbarre ch 164 OO 

Pbv of XaAe— South Bend ch 10; Sumptions 

l^rairie ch 16 25 26 25 

i^o^ifiami— Second oh, Springfield, addl 17 17 
n}y of AfonmouM^Millstone ch 10 00 

Pby of Mistouri i^itw^-Plattsmouth ch IS 00 
Pby of Marion— PiBgnh ch 6 00 

Pby qf Newton— Greenwich oh » (^ 

Pby of New Liebon—iiaXem ch 16 66; Alliance 

ch 3 19 06 

Pby of New Forfc-Hrst ch, N T 1,867 GO 

Pby of OWb— Sixth ch, Pittsburgh 320; Forest 

Grove ch 16 21 335 21 

Pby of i2u;A2and— Ashland ch, add% 6 00 

Pby if SanyanKm— Petersburg ch 4& 50 

Pby of SWtefcurff— Saltabure ch 22 88; Plum- 

ville ch 7; Smixburg ch 5; Gilgal ch, special, 

6; Mt Pleasant ch, special, 5; Marion ch. 

special, 6 49 88 

Pby of St Louis— Bethlehem ch 8 00 

Pby of Finc«nn«s— Washington ch 6 oo 

Pby of Washington— Upper Bufllhio ch 23 05; 

West Alexander ch 10 83 f)5 

Pby of White Water— Lih&Tty ch 10 50 

Pby of JZ!im«««a«— Senecaville ch 7; Beulah ch 

16 26 22 26 


James Boughton, Esq, Carlisle, N T, 10; East 
•* Springfield" 10; Mrs Henry J Biddie, Phila, 
Pa, special, 1,400; "A D"l0; W E Thomson 
10; W S M-een, Watson Station, O, 6; Nancy 
B Hickman 5; Mary Vance, U 8 Hospital, V 
C 5; "M," Indianapolis. I nd, 2; L G Reddick, 
Summit, Iowa, 5; j B, Shippensburg, Pa. 10; 
H 8 B, Columbus, N J, 2; ** A Presbyteriaa" 
6; J E Goddard, Yonkers, N Y, 4 60; J F 
Bergen, Virginia, III, 80; Rev J Dale, do, 20: 
"MM W"2; Sallie B Lytl«, Youghiogheny, 
Pa, 6 ; Mrs E C Piatt, Virginia. HI, 60. «J which 
10 is for the suffering White and Bktek ; John 
Pitkin, Ashland, O, 6; John Graham, 0,1; 
Noah Evans, Hillsboro*, 0, 500; Mrs M Stin- 
son. North's Mills, 1; '^Some Fragments ** 10 

2,167 60 
Beeeived at Philadelphia. 
Pby of Cinctrmati— Bedford ch 41 00 

Pbyo/Dan*— RockTilleGerch8 50; Hurricane 

Comers ch 1 60 5 00 

Pby qf Donegal— 6\Aie Bidge oh 13' OD 

Pby of Fairfield-ahWoh oh 2 Ou 

Pby of New Oi^tto— Kennett Square eh 8 oo 

Pby qf A'cwton— Hackettttowri oh 8* 50 

Pby of Passaic— M% Freedom ch 2 00 

Pby of Philadelphia Central— West Arch St Sab- 

w;h 14 05 

Pby qf West Jersey— QreenytXch. ch 47 00 


C Gilbert Fowler, Newburg, N Y, 2 76; Rev W 
B Faris and wife, Henry, ill, 5 ; Eliza E Town- 
send, Painted Post, N Y, 10: Miss R. per Rev 
M B Grier, 20; H H N, Fannettsburg, Pa, 
8 60; Part of Jemmy Gordon's Missionary 
Box 26 Ota ; ** AUns in Secret," California 6 61 60 

Total receipts in April, $5/>ll 13 

L CAMERON, TVetwurir. 

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^YtBhr^mnn (ffhurrh in the WiniUA S^MtB of ^merira. 

Vol. XVI 1 1. 


No. 7. 


Difleonragements— Enoonragements 
--Ghiirch Built 


We do not have as much of the 
evident ftivour of the Lord as we 
sometimes feel that we need, but 
we have more than we are worthy 
of — infinitely more. Blessed be 
the Lord, he does not reward us 
according to our iniquities : he 
does not withdraw his gracious 
presence altogether from us, though 
our unfaithfulness is great, and we 
are, indeed, "unprofitable ser- 
vants." I have often felt like 
repining at the view of so little 
success resulting from my labours, 
but when I am led rightly to con- 
sider the matter, my only surprise 
is that he should permit such a 
poor, wretched, sinful being as my- 
self—a bundle of weaknesses and 
infirmiti^ — to see any good spring- 
ing from such labours. To him be 
all the praise for every spiritual 
benefit received individually, or by 
iw imparted to those surrounding. 

We added four to the church 
visible at our last communion. We 
trust that God has given to them a 
part in the inheritance of his 
saints. One of these was from a 

Baptist Church, another from a 
Congregational, the third from a 
New School Presbyterian ; and the 
fourth, received by confession, by 
education and conviction, a Baptist, 
also. Yet these all felt it to be a 
rich privilege to once again solemn > 
ly dedicate themselves to the ser- 
vice of the Lord Christ, and no 
obstacle to a harmonious union in 
church membership, and the outer 
communion of the saints, wa& 
thought to arise from these differ- 
ences of belief. 

A fruitful source of anxiety to 
the Western missionary, is the fluc- 
tuation in membership, growing 
out of the restless disposition of 
our Western population. At the 
East, permanency seems the rule; 
here, constant change is the order 
of the day. Everywhere the same 
restlessness prevails. You may 
have twenty, forty, sixty members 
this year ; next year they may 
have half of them scattered over 
the country, from Minnesota, to 
Texas and Oregon. Good pros 
pects of one year are overcast by 
clouds for another. A self-sustain- 
ing church may fall back on the 
Board's appropriations, or a mis- 

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sionary be compelled to ask an 
increase of stipend from the Board. 
Or, on the other hand, a weak 
church by opportune arrivals mny 
become strong and thriving. In 
these changes our trust is in the 
Lord. If he guided us to these 
fields, we have no right to feel dis- 
couraged, when, in his providence, 
he removes from us our nominal 
strength. He will take care of his 
own Zion. I feel that to him I am 
accountable, and to him aloae. 
Let me work patiently in his vine- 
yard, through sunshine and storm, 
through summer and winter, where- 
ever he may place me, and give me 
strength to labour, knowing, that in 
due time we shall reap if we faint 
not; and then we shall rest &om 
our labours, and our works shall 
follow us. " Apres le travail, U y 
a repos" 

I feel a responsibility to stand by 
the work that I have commenced ; 
and never to allow a waste of the 
means of the various Boards that 
have been applied in the field. 
This in former years has been a 
strong tie to bind me where I have 
begun to work ; and the Lord has 
blessed me in it. But you are not 
to suppose us discouraged here^* fkt 
from it — our success has been be- 
. yond our expectation. We feel en- 
couraged daily. Our beautiful 
church is completed, and will soon 
be paid for — a small amount now 
•only due. We shall dedicate it in 
a few weeks. 

Incidents in Misiionarj Lifs. 

West Virginia, 

My last quarter of the yedt is 
drawing to a close. Taking that 
beautiful verse of the Psalmist in 
a spiritual sense, I can say that the 

Lord has crowned the year with 
goodness and his paths have dropped 
fatness. One year ago I came to 
visit the field, and found the wounds 
which war had made were still 
bleeding, and the minds of the 
people not yet turned from the 
strife, to the arts of peace. But 
Grod gave some measure of his 
Spirit, and men were soon found 
turning to the gospel of peace. 

During the quarter two things 
have marked the progress of our 
beloved Zion. One was the last 

communion at , whieh 

occurred in March. We com- 
menced our meetings on Tuesday 
evening, and the congregation in- 
creased until Sabbath, and al- 
though that was one of the most in- 
clement days of the entire season, 
yet the house was crowded and 
twenty " stood up for Jesus." 

Many more have since told me 
that they had thought of coming 
out on the Lord's side, had not the 
roads been so bad that they could 
not get out 

Some of the incidents may not 
be without interest to you. Four 
sisters (all the children of a worldly 
family save a son) came forward, 
the youngest, at the last moment, 
seemingly awakened by finding the 
other three happy in the hope of 
Christ She came trembling, " Lord, 
if thou wilt?" seemed to be the 
language of her heart; and her 
eyes were streaming with tears, as 
she indulged a trembling hope, 
which grew brighter as every joy- 
ous minute of the glad day was 
passing. The son desires the 
church to pray for him. The 
mother will come forward at the 
next opportunity, and the father 
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worthy, and says he may see his 
way clear to come when his wife 
oomee. What a triumph of grace, 
if our hopes are realized and the 
"whole family" shall be found 
sitting at Jesus' feet and clothed in 
their right mind. 

Another incident I can relate in 
fewer words. Forty years ago, a 
young man and young woman saw 
themselves to be sinners and in 
need of Christ They were taught, 
while under these impressions, that 
to be converted they must be terri- 
bly distracted with spiritual agony 
for an indefinite period, and then 
be lifted suddenly out of the deepest 
darkness into the most effulgent 
light. 8ince God did not choose to 
convert them in this way, they 
did not long hold on the hope set 
before them, and have consequently 
been forty years seeking peace. 
They were prevailed upon to do 
their duty, and let God convert 
them in his own way, and now I 
believe the old lady Is as happy a 
Christian as I ever saw. 

A second thing marking progress, 
is a visit which I lately made to 

W , ^iieeii mi\e6 west of this. 

I there reorganized the scattered 
remnants of an old church. In 
hict, they were not certain that 
they had ever been regularly or- 
ganized. I found some dozen or 
more, and four or five were added 
upon profession of faith. I have 
since learued that twenty to thirty 
more are ready to unite with us by 
letter and profession; and I go 
there (D. V.,) the first Sabbath of 
June, to dispense the sacrament and 
preach a few days for them. It is 
an iniportant point, and should not 
be nejflected. 

In summiug up the results of the 

year, I find that over sixty have 
been added to the church ; a new 
I house of worship has been built at 

I p c , and dedicated with- 

! out a dollar of debt ; and the little 

handful here at B — , eighteen, 

has been increased to thirty-six. 

Can you secure for two of my 
churches each and hold subject to 
my order, a good pulpit hymn-book, 
i or send by colporteur on this field ? 
I It is with self-denial that our peb- 
!ple are taking up collections for 
I every Board, and these presents 
would encourage them. 

Every man's beneficence should 
be proportionate to what he can 
spare by adJ-demoL What is self- 
denial ? Is it to give liberally of 
ou# income, yet withholding for 
ourselves the whole of the vested 
wealth from which it is derived? 
Is it to make large donations to 
the destitute and miserable, retain- 
ing enough to live according to the 
fashion of this world, in luxury and 
splendour ? Is it to cut ofi* the ex- 
travagances and superfluities of life, 
reserving for ourselves all its con- 
veniences and comforts ? Is it not 
something more than this ? Look 
sj^the spirit of devotion signalizing 
th^ conduct of some Christian phil- 
anthropists, of Mrs. Fry, of Sarah 
Martin, and of Howard, '' the habi- 
tual passion of whose mind was a 
measure of feeling almost equal to 
the temporary extremes and par- 
oxysms of common minds. Look 
at the self-sacrificing spirit of not a 
few modem missionaries — of a 
Harriet Newell, a Mrs. Judson — 
of $k Swartz, a Cary, and a Morri- 
son — of a Dober, and a Leopold, 
whq^ that they might tell the poor 
negroes of a Saviour's love, ofiTered 

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to sell themselves into slavery, if 
no other means could be found of 
access to them. Look at the patri- 
archs — Abraham offering up his 
son, his only son, at the command 
of the Lord. 

IN MAY, 1867. 

8nro» OP Auum^—Pity of itZbony— Albany 2d 
cb, addl 10; Saratoga Springs ch 28 77. •roy oT 
3Voy— Lansingburg ch 60 |88 77 

8T50D or ALLBanMXtJ.^Pbp qf Eri»—WBBh[ngton 
ch 10; Gravel Run ch 10 2D 00 

SnroD ov BALTiMOai.— /%v of BaUmtore—Movmi 
Paran ch 10 ; Madiaon St eh S 25. Fby of Oar- 
tts^e— Dickinson ch 26; Lower Path Valiey 
ch 26; Burnt Cabins ch 10: Rocky Spring and 
8c Thomas oh 32 fiO, of which estate of Mat- 
thew Patton, dec'd, 10; Lower Marsh Creek 
ch 82. Pby of Potomac— Youths' MiBS*y Ass'n 
of 7th St ch, Washington, D 0, 80 160 76 

SnroD Of BurrALO.r^Ptif of Bt^alo Cf^^-CeDiral 
ch, Buffolo, 65. Fby cf Qmetee INver— Sparta 
Ist oh 10 66 00 

Sthod or GmoAOO.— P6s^ of C%{o(^o~EarlTlUe oh 
10. Fby cf Bock iZtver— Zion oh, 6 80; Galena 
Ger oh 17 96» of which Ladies' Soc'y 4 84 26 

Strod or CnroiNNATb^-P&y qf OmeinnaH—Mom^ 
gomery ch 19 26. Fby <tf Oti^orci— Harrison 
ch 8 6U; Hamilton ch 36 18 67 88 

Stitod or iLLiNon.— Ptw of £!attfi«— Presbyterial 
coU'n 19 20. Fby of Sangamon— B^oond oh, 
Jacksonville, 16; Tacuaa ch 6 40 21 

SnfOD or ImunA,— Fby of Nmo Albany— V9w 
Philach9 76. PCmo/ FtneemMf— Wasnington 
eh 11. Fbv of WhUe HWsr-Liberty ch 17 60; 
Richmond Ist ch 66 83 26 

Bthod or lowk^-Fby of Gsdor— Dayenport ch 
87 ; Sugar Creek ch 6 86. P6y of Ditbucnto— 
Wayne ch 4; Grove HiU oh 2 26; Prairie ch 

8 60 53 10 
8t!I01> or EAifSAS.— PBv of Loavenworth—lA- 

oomptonohe. PAjy o/ Tbpdto— Pleasant Hill 
ohS 9 00 

SncoD 09 KwnvcEY^Phyqf Wett UxingUm— 
Lexington 2d ch, fk>om D A Sayre, Esq, 60 00 

Sthod or Missouiu.— P(y qf i^ftwi— Ironton ch 

9 70. Fby cf St Xoms— Naeareth oh 7 60; 
Chalmers St ch, St Louii*, Sab-sch 7. Fby of 8 
W Mi89owri-EhetkeaeT oh 12 40; Mt Venwn 
ch 16 25 w!^86 

fiTHon or New Jnnr.— Pfty of BurHngiot^— 
Plumtjttead oh 7 60. Fbu of Mlizabethtoum— 
Baskingridge ch, Franklin Sab-sch, 8 2ft; 
Mount Vernon ch 86 ; Rahway 2d ch Sab-sch 
21 70. Fby of Z«aem0— Wilkesbarre ch 230; 
Wyoming ch 25. Fby of Nae Brunswick—Sew 
BrnnBwick 2d cb, proceeds of Lottie Mon- 
tour's fair 24. Fby of Newtor^— Upper Mount 
Bethel ch 11 76; Asbury ch 25. JPby of 3u9- 
oueAanno— Elkland ch 2. Fby<tf WestJeney— 
Bridgeton 2d ch 32 70 ; Salem ch 87 38 610 38 

Stxoi> or Nsw Tokk.— i^q^Cbttrtseftatt— **£ F 
M " 37 50; Port Chester ch 6. Fby of Long 
/stand— Selanket and Port Jefibrson chs 10 OOL 
Fby of iVifw/»au— Foster's Meadow oh 3 68. 
Fby oj New For*— 16th St ch 30; Alexander 
ch 4. Fby of North iW»«r— New Hamburg 
eh 24 61 116 69 

SnroD or Nortrsrit Imuvk^-Pbyaf Crc 
«;;;»— Eugene ch 6. Fby cf Fart Wai 
Pierceton ch 9. f(y cf ik)oa*urport— Rensse- 
laer ch, addl, 1 15 oo 

BniOD or Ohio.— Pbw of Jfcriow— Pisgah^fl^e. 
P6v of TfoMter— Canal Fulton ch 6. t^y <tf 
2aiMfi»Bs-Ha8kiiigamoh94 60 |» 10 

Stkod or PAOina— P^ cf Or^^oii— Ashland Mis* 
sion Sta IS 00 

Stttod or VtmMmunak.'-Pby'ef I>off<^— Lan* 
caster ch Sab-sch 33 74: Middle Octorora ch 
44. Fhy of Huntmgdon—StiXlon ch 1 ; M ount 
Union ch 7 26; "Anonymous "5. Fby of New 
Qut^e— Coatesville ch 40: Wilmington ist ch 
32 38. Fby of Northumberland— VTMhington- 
ville ch 20. Fby of Fhiladelphia^nidley ch 4. 
Fby of Fhiladdphia 2d— Easton 1st ch 60 256 37 

SmoD or PitTSBUiioH— P&w of JSfcrfrsri//©— Blairs- 
ville ch Sab-sch 41 35; Ligonierchl7 05. Fby 
of Ctarton— Richardsville ch addl I. P6,v of 
Oftio— Fairview ch6: Sixth ch Pittsburg 57 21. 
Fby of SaU*burgh—Y\ne Run ch 4 135 61 

Stwod or St. Pauu— Pby of St Pati/— St Paul 
Central ch 19 23. Hudson Ist ch Sab-sch 
2 26 2148 

Sthod or Sahdusktw— J%y of .F^imttc^— Highland 
ch 6; Blue Creek ch 3. 8 00 

Snron or a Icmtu—Ihy of .RHr^lsId— Shlloh ch 1; 
Salina ch 2 T 00 

Sthod or Wmcnnro.— Pbv of New Lisbon— Ye\r 
low Creek ch 60; Hubbard ch 10 ; Coitsville 
ch 6; East PalesUne ch lu. Fby of Steuben- 
viO^-Carrolton ch 20; Hanna Fund of Centre 
iTnitv ch 60; Annapolis ch 16 60. Fby cf 
WiuWnotow— Lower Ten Mile ch 19; West 
Union ch 10; 1st ch Wheeling 28 228 60 

SnOD or Wucovanr —Fby of Dan«— Madison ch 
60. Fby of ifi/irau/ne- Delafield ch 3 48; 
Ottawa ch 2 04. Fby of Winnebago— Rei P 
RoserS 69 12 

Total Receipts from churches $2,139 60 

MiscxLLAinBOUs.— ** J M," Cumberland Co, Pa, 2: 
Phila Soc'y, of Nassau Hall, Princeton, N J, 
35 60; «H E 8," 2 50; Miss Field, Phila, 10; 
Mrs. Isabella G Janeway, 5; Rev J H Jones, 
D D, Phila, 20; R D, 100; Santa Fe ch, New 
Mexico, 60; "A Friend to Missions'* 10; 
"Cash" 7; 8 B Green, Esq. Lawrenceville, 
N J, 60: Interest 113 20; Mrs Mana McEl- 
hinny. Hunterstown, Pa,6; Mrs E E Town- 
send. Painted Post, N Y,6, "A Friend" 10; 
"Granite State " 2 60 447 70 

LtGAOBS.— Legacy of David MoConaghy, dec'd, 
late of Washington, Penna, 811 60; estate of 
John Means, dec'd, late of Allegheny Co, Pa. 
1,496 79 1,808 29 

Total Receipts in May, $4,395 69 

a D. POWEL, TVeeMorsr, 
No, 907 Arch street, FhilaMphia. 

1 box from ladies of Woodland oh, Philada, 

valued at 200 00 

1 box from ladies of 2d ch, Philadelphia, valued 

at *^ ^ 184 29 

6 boxes from ladies of Central ch, Philadelphia, 

valued at ^102 80 

1 box firom ladies of Columbia ch, Pa, valued 

at 90000 

1 box from ladies of N T av ch, Washington, 

D C, valued at 184 49 

NoTK.— Collection of $60 acknowledged in BCaroh 
receipts as "from 1st ch. Dayton, Ohio," should 
have oeen " from let ch, Miami City." 


No. 907 Aboh Stebet, Philadelphia. 

Corresponding Seeretary—RtY, T. L. Jaitxwat, D.D 
Treasurer— autvsL D.Powxl. 

LBTms relating to Missionary Appointmena 
and other operations of the Board, snould be ao* 
dressed to the Corresponding Secretary, No. 907 
Arch street, Philadelphia. Letters relating to the 
pecuniary affairs of the Board, or containing re- 
mittances of money, should be sent to S. D. 
F^ymLi Esq, Treasurer— aame addreaa. 

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ono Hu HARTBn. — Matt iz. 37, 38. 

Ptar for the peace of Jeruaalem : 
Tliey shall prosper that lore thee. 

Pnee he within tbj walls. 
And proBperity within thj palaces. 

For my brethren and companions' sake*, 
I will now Miy, Peace be within thee. 

of the hoiuie of the Lobd our Qod. 

I will seek thy good. Psalm cxxiL 

A Half Century of the Work of 

The Annual Report just presented by 
the Board of Education to the General 
Assembly is one of the most cheering 
^ocwoaenta ever ^ven to the church. 
One important object of it has been to 
reriew the work of Education from the 
establishment of the Board in 1819, and 
to cleesify the results, in a number of 
important particulars, some of which 
we may here state, with the remark that 
(besidea those to be distributed to each 
mioister and church session, as soon as 
it shall be published) a copy of the report 
win be sent gratuitously to any person 
who will request it (enclosing a stamp 
to pre-pay the postage). 
AaM»nC m€ tine sawed t& the CboFeli. 

The registers of candidates for the 
whole period have been revised, and 
where any occasional mistake appeared 
it has been corrected. The number of 
candidates from the beginning till Jan- 
uary 1, 1867, was 3,416. The number 
of years of study for which the Board 
bis made appropriations has been about 
guOeen. thousaiia. As this time has thus 
been redeemed for study, it may be con 
fidered as added to the perioa of their 
soli^eqQent labours. This sum is so 
great that it is hard to be realized. It 
18 thirty times the term of the lives 
of the twelve apostles after the day of 
Penteeoat. It is equal to the continuous 
existence of nine of the men commis 
aioned by the apostle John from his 
death nntil now. It is as much as the 
aggregate labours of all the living minis- 
try of our Church for seven years. 
TttM*- or«IJsinb«Uonor€»adlda4ca. 

The entire roll of candidates from 
January. 1819, till December, 1866, em- 
bracing 3,370 names has been classified 
acoordmg to the Synods and Presbyteries 

from which they came. Thus each Pres- 
bytery can see at a glance very necurly 
what it has done within the half century 
for the Master's work in this department. 
The reflections this will arouse will, in 
some cases, be those of gratitude ; in too 
many, those of regret and humiliation. 
This important table will afford texts for 
comments in a variety of ways. 

ttvBiHUurj •! Fali«rMi i» enter tke 

It has been a matter of very great in- 
terest, in regard to Presbyterian Educa- 
tion, to ascertain the exact efficiency of 
our church system. The result is most 

itifying. it is thus given in the Re- 
port : " We go back a quarter of a cen- 
tury. This is a length of time sufficient 
to test the efficiency of the present sys- 
tem : and before tnat it had not been 
fully perfected, but operated through 
branches and auxiliaries to such an ex- 
tent as to make its statements incom- 
plete. From 1842 till the beginning of 
the present year, we find the names of 
2458 candidates who had been under 
the care of the church. Of these, there 
were dropped on account of manifest in- 
capacity, 21 ; for defects in doctrine, or 
improprieties in conduct, 17; for engag- 
ing in secular employments, 45: total, 
83. There died, or were compelled by 
ill health to abandon study, 26. Of 26 
persons out of the whole number of can- 
didates we find no record that they com- 
pleted their studies ; but as so many 
circumstances would prevent the reports 
beioff^given, these cannot be counted in 
any way. It is evident then that we 
havd the testimony, in these careful re- 
cords, of but 83 persons, during their 
course of study, failing to accomplish 
the designs entrusted to the Board, in 
any such way as to afford grounds for 
objection to this system of education ; 
that is three and one third per cent. 
It may be questioned whether so small 
a proportion of failure can be attributed 
to any other organization of a church ; 
to any other board, or association, or 
to the fruits of the labours of the pulpit, 
in any denomination of the church." 
IfMiiplier ef Ito C^ndldni^s nww «poB 
the R«U •t the Chareh. 

" The nature of the Board of Education 
muBtr'^eceesarily preclude that publicity 
as to good aooompliflhed, which it is the 

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duty of other Boards to grant as to the 
particulars of their work, and which is 
also a chief source of their strength. 
Hence it has often had silently to bear 
reproach rather than exhibit names, and 
display fruits. But it can show aggre- 
gates of good such as may well fiU the 
souls of the church with gratitude for 
what it has been enabled through this 
instrumentality to accomplish. For in- 
stance, if we compare the names of the 
entire ministry of the church, as contain- 
ed in the last Minutes of the Assembly, 
with those enrolled in the register of the 
candidates aided by the church through 
the Board of Education, we find in the 
latter 1,058 out of 2,294, which is not for 
from the one-half" 
Hnniber !■ tlie lEoaie Field ef Mte- 

" If a certificate of the usefulness of 
these fathers and brethren is needed, we 
find it in a thorough examination of the 
lists of those performing the missionary 
work, and going forth in the self-denying 
apostolic enterprises of the church. Out 
of 539 men last year commisioned by the 
Board of Domestic Missions, 305 are on 
our records; so that while the numSer 
of the ministers aided by the church is 
somewhat leas than one-half of the whole, 
the number of them doing the most dif- 
ficult and most important work is con- 
siderably more than one- half so engaged." 
Homber 1« the Fereiffa Field. 

" If we survey the foreign field, the tes- 
timony is still most honourable. Of 67 
missionaries now labouring to plant the 
gospel in heathen lands, M received as- 
sistance from the tender providence of 
the church for their education. *The 
Board of Education (said a Secretary of 
the Foreign Board some time since) w 
the right arm of foreign missions.' 
There are some of tne stations abroad 
entirely manned by those whom we frnd 
mentioned in our roll. There are those 
who have been, or are now, faithful and 
successful preachers, or able translators, 
or martyrs for the testimony of Jesus, 
whose names will shine while the church 
stands. Even the memorable bloody 
parade-ground of Cawnpore was not 
without a witness as honourable for our 
church system of education as it was 
for our system of foreign missions." 
Knlnent osrftilaeM ef Mmmj OOieiv. 

" It would scarce add to such testimony 
were we to point further to moderators 
of the Oeneral Assembly, and secretaries 
of different Boards, and professors of the- 
ology and of various departments in our 
colleges, and to presidents of such inati- 
tuUonSy and to able editon of papers, 

and to numerous pastors occupying the * 
most important pulpits in the land, and 
some of them possessing a European re- 
putation, through their efforts for the 
kingdom of Christ upon that continent." 

I«e( US bl«Mi God, and yo forward. 

*' Surely the church has had reason to 
bless God for the vast amount of good 
accomplished by this primary Board. 
When we survey the list of noble and 
honoured names in its books, the appal- 
ling thought comes over us, what if these 
benefactions had been withheld ? — what 
if these men had been compelled to turn 
to other employments than that of build- 
ing up the cause of righteousness? — 
what if all these immense, and diversi- 
fied, and most vitally necessary, labours 
had not been given to our own beloved 
Zion ? — ^what if they had been lost to all 
the best interests of our country? — what 
if 4ihey had never poured their blessings 
on distant lands? Let us thank God 
that he has guided, and sustained, and 
blessed us thus far, and go forward to 
new and more prayerful, zealous, and 
unremitting efforts in behalf of this fun- 
damental Apartment of the church." 

Blestingi of the Tear Past 

In some remarks addressed, bv invi- 
tation, to the General Assembly, the 
Secretary, Dr. Speer, said, that there 
are three great grounds of encourage- 
ment in the work of Education from the 
history of the past year. 

1. God has wonderfully poured His 
Holy Spirit upon our young people ; in 
many cases with a power unparalleled in 
the previous history of the churches in 
large districts of the country. How mo- 
mentous the charge laid upon pastors, 
churches, and pious parents, to tram them 
aright as disciples, especially in the points 
of the consecration of life and of property 
to the service of God. 

2. The extraordinary missionary spirit 
that hsis been infused from on high into 
the breasts of many of the students for 
the ministry of the gospel At Prince- 
ton Theological Seminarv it has been 
rather more remarkable tnan elsewhere. 
There never has been seen there any- 
thing equal to it. Now will the Church 
do its duty ? Shall these devoted men be 
supported in their consecration of them- 
selves to the missionary work abroad 
and at home 7 Let every pastor remem- 
ber that if these men are checked in 
their apostolic purposes, for want of 
mone^ in the treasuries of the Board 
of Missions to send them forth, "The 
wrath of the Lamb" who made atone* 


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' ment for aools will be upon them in " the 
day of wrath and revelation of the righte- 
ous judgment of Gh>d." The people cannot 
be expected to give unless their pastors 
instruct and suide them in their auty. 

3. The healthier condition of the trea- 
sury of the Bo€Lrd of Education, in the 
increase of contributions f^om the smaller 
and poorer congregations of the land, 
fiat, notwithstanding, the pecuniary de- 
pression of the countrv, and the extra- 
ordinarily unfavourable season of the 
year, according to the statements made 
m letters from many parts of the church, 
have made our receipts unusually small 
Thev are $5,031 less than last year. 
And at the same time the appropriations 
demanded for the ministerial lund has 
been $2,657 greater, and the schools, Ac. 
have requir^ nearly $1,000 more than 
kst year, so that we are really mor«^Aan 
seven thousand dollars behind hand at 
thia time. We feel this especially in the 
department of Schools and Colleges, and 
asK that immediate help be given. 

A Helping Hand to Coloured Candi- 

The present efforts of the Church to 
gather Uie scattered sheep of the coloured 
congregations of the 8outh, and provide 
for them shepherds, meet with a cordial 
recognition in the permission given by 
the last Assembly to the Board of Edu- 
cation to relax for a time one of its rules. 
The resolution is as follows : 

" In view of the extraordinary necessi- 
tiee of the coloured congregations in the 
8outh, and to afford aid to a number 
of pious, sensible, and experienced men, 
sheeted by our Presbyteries with a view 
of training tbem for preachers of the 
goepel, the Board of Education is per- 
mitted, at its discretion, in their case, 
temporarily to relax the rule {i I, Art. 6,) 
requiring that no person shall be received 
by the Board unless he shall ' have spent 
at least three months in the study ot the 
Latin language.'" 

The object of this is to reach a class 
of persons somewhat beyond the range 
ot Uie Committee on Frcedroen, that is, 
men selected to aid white or coloured 
evangelists in collecting and giving 
shape to the fbrmiujg churches^ and who 
fthall bo trained to become their pastors. 
We do this from a sense of duty to the 
coloured race, and believe the Church 
will not fail m supplying us with the 
funds needed. 

Bohook fi>r Forei^ Populations. 

The important work to be done for 
the children of the foreign populations 

of our country, or rather, for the children 
of those speaking other tongues than the 
English, and therefore, unprofited com- 
paratively by our popular systems of 
education, is urged upon the churches 
ia the following resolution of the Assem- 
bly ; " That the missionary work of the 
Board, in the way of parocnial and other 
schools for the benefit of our foreign pop- 
ulation which cannot be reached by our 
ministers, be vigorously prosecuted ; and 
especially would the Assembly recom- 
mend to the mtronage of our churches 
the German Theological School of the 
Rev. Prof Van Vleit, of Dubuque, as a 
much needed agency for the training of 
a German speaking ministry for this 
rapidly increasingclass of our population." 
The Annual Report says in relation to 
this subject : '* The subject is one of mo- 
mentous interest to us as citizens of a 
free land, which is yet under the control 
of Christians and Protestants of the 
Anglo-Saxon race. People in the older 
States can scarcely imagine the condition 
of society in some parts of the country 
where the popish ignorance and bigotry 
of many, and the ill-restrained hostility 
of others to scriptural sentiments as to 
temperance, and chastity, and Sabbath 
rest, and the future punishment of the 
wicked, give the prevailing tone to 
public feeling. The Board will gladly 
aid brethren who commence schools for 
the instruction of their youth, which 
may be truly Christian in their character, 
ana tend toVaise up evangelists to preach 
to these millions tne way of life. The 
inquiry has been made whether the 
Board cannot engage more actively in 
this work ? We repT}r that we cannot see 
how this is possible in coiisistency with 
its controlling purpose — to raise up min- 
isters. It cannot send out agents, of 
wji^pm many would be required even to 
\ifi^xi a general educational work. It 
cannot supply books. It cannot pur- 
chase property. It cannot even give 
permanent salaries to teachers. Nor is 
it, or can it be, or does it desire to be, in 
any sense ejmcopal in its functions. 
This most important work, if done at all, 
for the benefit ot the Presbyterian Chui ch 
and the glory of God, must be performed by 
p^tors, church sessions, zealous laymen, 
perhaps teachers, whose souls glow with 
Christian sorrow and pity for these un- 
believing and unenlightened races. To 
them we earnestly point it out. And 
we offer them, with our deepest sym- 
pathies, and most fervent prayers, the 
offer of the measure of pecuniary aid 
Which the Church authorizes us to grant; 
enough sufticienily to supplement a sal- 
ary for such a teacher as tney need." 

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A Reminder to Non-Contributing 

It would seem strange that, universal 
as is the observance of the day of prayer 
for youth and schools, there should be 
many meetings held at which, after the 
fervour of supplication should pass, no 
substantial residuum should be obtained 
for the advancenfent of the cause prayed 
for. Yet such is truly the case. Hun- 
dreds of such prayer-meetings assemble 
and disperse at which the whole interest 
evaporates in supplications to God, with- 
out leaving one solitary shining grain of 
"works" in the collection-box; to prove 
that their "faith" is genuine, and that 
their prayers are sincere. To meet that 
kind of inoperative religion, the General 
Assembly has laid upon the Board the 
following injunction : " That the Board be 
instructed to withhold appropriations, 
except in extraordinary cases, to schools, 
and academies, in those Presbyteries, 
none of whose coneregations have con- 
tributed to the funos of this Board." It 
is a rule that certainly does not seem to 
be a hard one, inasmuch as it include^ 
a whole presbyterv in the requisition 
that 8oni€l/iing shall have been done to 
assist the Board to meet the calls which 
so many of the Presbyteries make for 
help to schools and academies within 
their bounds. Will it be believed whei^ 
we say that usually but about one pres- 
bytery in ten, and one synod in five 
remembers, in a7iy of its churches, the 
collection in money for the School Fund 
that should follow the prayers of the last 
Thursday of February 1 


MAY, 1867. 

I. Fund for Candidates. 

Pf>V of Afhamj—Uttie Fallfi ch tQr> 60 

Pbif (if Allf{jhenif— Concord ch 10; North Biiller 
ch2; Preoportch28 05; Spring UiU Furnace 
cli 6 4o 96 

Fby of Blonrninqton—BeywoTih ch 10 00 

Pliv of 5/arrn'i/^«— Ben lah ch 18 30 

P\t\i of i?f«r/»n7^o*i— Burlington ch 69 49 

Pbn of CVir/Mte— Dickinson ch 11 25 

Phil of CSodai^— Davenport ch 18; Cedar Valley 

ch 1 60 14 60 

Pby of CAttfic./<A«— Greenfield ch 11; Ist ch 
Chill icothe ^\ HO; Concord ch 16; French 
Creek ch 1(»; Rocky Spring ch 8 50 102 80 

Puji of C7n/v>«iwi— Caledonia ch 8 60; North 

Bend ch « 70 l/i 20 

Pby of Oncinno^v- Walnut Hill ch 31 60; Love- 
land ch 11; Springdale ch 67 06; Bethel ch 
4 58 104 08 

Fhy of Coium^rtM— I^ancaster ch 24 50 

Phy of Connecticut— Groton Falls oh 6 60 

Pip of Des Moines— Oorvdon ch 1 00 

Pby of />*n<»a/-«lateville ch 24 00 

Pbu of Elixabethtowti— First ch EliEabeth 171 UO: 

Mt Vernon ch 20 191 ^ 

Pte qf £rt0— Washington ch 4; Gravel Rod ch 

4 8 OO 

Ptyq^ J>Viir^M(^Fairfleldoh 8 00 

Pby of Oencgee River— YtTBi ch Bath 12 01; 

Sparta 1st ch r, is 01 

Piy of Uuntithf^lon—Ac&demiA ch 114 25; Mif- 

Hintown ch 55 «I6; Huntingdon ch 82 85 262 15 
Pby of i/tidson— Hopewell ch 8 61 

Pfjy of lown—llurRl Grove ch 6 00 

Pby of Leaven irorfA— iiandy Creek ch 1 ; Leoonnp- 

ton ch 2 3 00 

Pby of Z^yanwori— Frankfort ch 12 00 

Pt»/ of Long /Kfand— Sctauket and Port Jack- 
son chs . 10 84 
Pi 400 
Pi 16 00 
Pi Place ch 441 64 

456 07 
Pi SB Green 40 00 

Pi eek ch 11 30 

Pi Jburg ch 73 90 

Pi nburg ch 19 00; 

ch for this fund 

43 20 62 80 

Pby of OAib— Pittsburgh 1st ch 451 60 

Pby of PoMaic— Westininscer ch, of Elisabeth. 

97 51 
Pby ff Peoria— Mamon City ch 2 35 

Pby of PhUwielphia Cbiero^-Second ch Phila, 

Mrs Field, U»; Central ch Phila leo 170 00 

Pbu of i?ai«/on«— Rehoboth ch 27 10; Laurel 

Hill ch 20 12 47 21 

Pby of Bx{JUanA—\5Vie% oh 6 68; Lexington ch 

lU 16 08 

Pby of Rock River—Qer ch Forcstown 6 60; 

Galena Ger ch 8 20 14 80 

Pby of Susquehanna— Beaciay ch 6; Elkland 

ch 2 7 00 

Pby of Saltsburg— Bethel and Jacksonville ch 

20 00 
Pby of S(i/tn«— Shawneetown ch 9 80 

Pby of Sangamon— First ch Springfield 118 23 
Pby qf Sidney— PiquA 1st ch 36; Clierokee ch 

6; 40 00 

Pbu of St Pawi— Andrew ch of St Anthony 39 20 ; 

Central ch St Paul 33 60 72 70 

Pby of Steubenville—CaTTolion ch 6 ; Two Ridges 

ch 66 71 00 

Pby of Troy— First ch Lansingburg 16 00 

Pby of Tupeka—y\e&(*AXit Hill ch 1 25 

Pby of rinc«nn««— Vincennes ch 20; Washings 

ton ch 7 ; -^d ch, Vincennes, 21 10 48 10 

Pby of White Water— First ch, Richmond, 9 00 
Pby of Wwt/tingtotk—F&iryiew ch 6 ,W; Upper 

Ten Mile ch 60; Pigeon Creek ch 16 27 80 
Pby of Watt JerHcy— Second ch, Bridgeton, 17 36; 

Pitt's Grovf oil. of which 6 from Rev E P 

Shields, : 2 2l) 49 .^C 

Pby of M'oo»rer— Chester oh 4 66; East Hope- 
well and Nashville chs 25; Shreve ch 1; Canal 

"" 38 48 

8 20 

Fulton oh 7 83 
Pby of ZanesviUe— Salem Ger oh 

$2,974 93 
Estate of Rev D McConaughy, D.D.. 312 36, less 
exchange 86 « 311 50; Kututeof John Means, 
late of Lelwnon ch. Allecheny ( o, Pa, 6.100 02; 
(^to be invebted, and interest used) interest 
62 44 6,473 99 


Rev J N Drake, Union City, Ind, 6 : E E Town- 
send, Painted Post, N Y, 6; A Friend, N Y 10 

20 00 

19,468 89 

II. Fund for Schools. Colleoes, Szc. 
Pby of Baltimore— Fir ft ch. Baltimore $.>tH 03 
Pby of Naxsau—Si'cond ch. Brooklyn 25 00 

Pby of North /?»vcr— Bethlehem ch 20 00 

Pby of y'a««atc— Second ch, Eliaaboth 101 20 

Pby of TVoy— Second St ch, Troy 76 76 

$7-23 99 


Rev J W Scott. M.D., Lexington. Ky, subscrip- 
tion 250, interest 8 75, (speouU) 268 7ft 

$982 74 

Total amount acknowledged, $10,461 63 
WILLUM MAIN, 7V«(Wurfr. 

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Recent Intelligenoe. 

MissioH House, New York, ) 
June 13th. 1867. J 

The LETTEka received, of latest dates 
are from. — 
Chippewa Mission, May 3lst; 
Omaha. Maj 6th; 
Croek. May aoth: 
Seminole, May 13th; 
Haw Francisco, April 29th; 
Yolcohaina. Biarch 16Ui; 
Peking, Maroh llth; 
Tungchow, February 6th; 
Ninsrpo, March 2l8t 
Cinton. April 13th; 
Petchabari, Febmary Slsii 
AIlAhabad, April 23d; 
futtehgarh, April 21 st; 
MrnporiA, April 2Sth} 
Dehra, April 4th; i 
Lodiana, April ad; 

Lahor, .\ pril 20th ; , 

Monroria, April 13th; 
CnriMso* April 18th; 
Rio de Janeiro, April 26th; 
Sao P&alo, April mh; 
BaranquiUa, May 24th. 

Notices OP Missionabies. — The Rev. 
J. L Scott writes from Serampore on 
the 23d of March, that he and his family 
expected to sail from Calcutta, April 3d, 
for England— on their return to this 
country. The Rev. R. Thackwell and his 
family, of the Lodiana Mission, have 
reached England, Mr. Thackwell's health 
being somewhat benefited by the voyage. 
His address is Merthyr, South Walesl 
The Rev. J. Owen, D.D. was married at 
Allahabad, on the 23d of April, to Mary 
Jane, daughter of the late D. C. Bell, 
Esq. Dr. J. G. Kerr and his family, of 
the Canton Mission, were in Ceylon^ 
April 16th, on their way to London. 
Mrs. Kerr's health, we regret to learn, 
in Dr. Kerr's judgment, required this 
journey for such medical treatment as 
could not be obtained in China. Mrs. 
French of the Canton Mission, was mar- 
ried in the latter part of March to Dr. 
V. D. Collins, an American gentleman 
who has been living at Hong Kong. 
The Rev. A. P. Happer, D.D. expected 
to leave Canton May 15th, on his return 

to this country via California, hoping to 
arrive here by the 20th of July. The 
Rev. T. F. Wallace was at Baranquilla, 
on his return to Bogota, after seeing 
his &mily embark for this country; 
their arrival was reported last month. 
The unhappy political troubles of the 
country may delay Mr. Wallace's jour- 
ney to Bogota, 

Added to the Chubch. — The Rev. 
S. Dodd, under date of February 4th at 
Ningpo, mentions the admission of six 
members to the church at Yuyiao, six at 
San-poh, and one at Ningpo, persons 
of adult years, who were received 
by baptism. The Rev. A. L. Black- 
ford reports the admission of another 
member to the church at Brotas : several 
applicants for admission were deferred. 
Mr. Blackford's letter gives interesting 
information concerning the missionary 
work in Brazil ; extracts will be given 
in the Foreign Missionary oi this month. 
The Rev. J. R. Ramsay, of the Seminole 
Mission, May 18th, says, "Two weeks 
ago seven persons were received into 
our church and baptized ; one of them 
was a poor widow, whose two little 
children were also baptized. On yester- 
day, five more were received. One of 
them was one of our old members at 
Oak Ridge, but was sick and not present 
when we re-organized the church in 
February." Another was a former pupil 
in the mission school, a young man of 
much promise, for whose conversion his 
excellent mother has been offering many 
earnest prayers. 

Inquirers. — Some of the letters ac- 
knowledged above speak of persons who 
are seriously inquiring what they must 
do to be saved. The Rev. S. H. Kellogg 
refers to a man and his wife of this class, 
who had come to Futtehgurh from a dis- 
tance of sixty miles ; they" had met the 
missionary at one of the melas or fairs. 
The Rev. J. M. Alexander mentions an- 
other, a Mohammedan, as under insirac- 

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tion at Allahabad, who would be admit- 
ted to the church at the next commu- 

" Died in Hope."— The Rev. W. A. 
P. Martin, D.D., reports the peaceful 
death of two aged members of the church 
at Peking ; see his letter in another col- 

The H abdwae Mela, in Upper India, 
was attended this year by about two 
millions of people. Twenty missionaries 
and assistant native missionaries, of dif- 
ferent denominations, but most of them 
connected with the Lodiana Mission, 
were in attendance, and enjoyed excel- 
lent opportunities of preaching the gos- 
pel. The Rev. J. S. Woodside, who 
mentions these and other particulars in 
a letter of April 22d, says that he never 
saw before among the attendants at this 
mela " so much intelligence on the subject 
of the gospel." 

Thb 8EBI0US ILLNESS of two native 
ministers in India is referred to in these 
letters — the Rev. Messrs. Maitra and 
Ishwari Das. The former was reported 
at the latest date as better ; the recovery 
of the latter, we much regret to learn, is 
not expected. Mr. Kellogg says of him, 
"He is dying in peace unspeakable; 
' not one cloud,' he says ; calm and col- 
lected as ever. Such a death-bed is a 
comfort to a "missionary; especially 
would it be to that brother who first 
took him in, a poor, orphan, outcast." 

New M188IONABIE8 UNDEB Appoint- 
ment. — Providence permitting, we hope 
that four new men will go out to India, 
one, or perhaps two, to China, one to 
Js^an, one to Brazil, and one to Corisco, 
in the course of a few months — some of 
them in August probably. 

General Estimation of Expenses, 
fbr the year 1867-8. 

The Executive Committee call once a 
year for an estimate, in detail, of the ex-, 
penses of each mission. The brethren 
make out these estimates with much care. 
The estimates are brought together and 
examined at the Mission House, and a 

General Estimate of Expenses for the year 
is prepared. This estimate for the com- 
ing year received the earnest considera- 
tion of the Committee at a recent meet- 
ing. We may say in a few words, that 
to carry on the missions on the same 
basis as heretofore, to pay off the debt of 
last year, and to send out several new 
missionaries who are under appointment, 
will require, as nearly as can be judged, 
the sum of $284,862, in our currency. 

Whence and how can these funds be 
obtained? The usual amount may be 
expected from the Bible and Tract Socie- 
ties ; a less amount probably than here- 
tofore from Indian school funds ; about 
the same, we may hope, from the kind- 
ness of friends in the missionary coun- 
tries ; and from the bequests of departed 
friends, a portion of our receipts will 
continue to come, but of course no esti- 
mate of the amount can be made, nor is 
it safe to rely upon this source of supply. 
The main reliance must always be on 
the gifts of our Christian people, — 
the regular collections made in our 
churches and Sabbath -schools, and the 
donations sent in by individual donors. 
These, we trust, will be found sufficient. 
We are sure that they will be sufficient 
if only the minds of our people can be 
turned to the subject, and the grace of 
our Lord Jesus Christ still influence 
them in regard to this cause. 

Two practical suggestions were made 
in the Committee, when this subject was 
under consideration. One was, that as 
an increased income is necessary to car- 
ry on this cause, the churches should 
be requested to increase the amount of 
their collections, to the extent in all 
practicable cases of one-fourth over the 
sum given last year. It was supposed 
that some of the churches, and certainly 
some of the members, could not well 
make such increased offerings ; but it was 
believed that others could readily make 
this increase, and in many cases much 
more than this could be given, so as to 
supplement the deficiency on the part of 
others. We earnestly commend this 
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ters and elders. It was made in the 
Committee by one of our pastors, whose 
own church nobly supports all the 
Boards, and we trust it will meet with 

The other was, that the non-contribu- 
ting churches should, if possible, be in- 
duced to aid this cause. Last year 1084 
chuTx^hes on the roll of the General As- 
sembly gave nothing to the treasury of 
the Board. This is a smaller number 
than was previously reported, which is 
encouraging. In some cases, these 
churches may have but a nominal exist- 
ence ; in other cases, owing to causes which 
need not be specified, no collections are 
likely to be made ; but there must be sever- 
al hundred churches — probably seven or 
eight hundred, that might reasonably be 
expected to help fceir Christian brethren 
to send the gospel to the heathen. Can 
their help and sympathy be secured? 
An average gift of two cents a week 
from each of their members would pro- 
bably add $70,000 to the receipts of the 
mission treasury this year. The same 
tmount from the communicants in all 
our churches would make the sum of 
nearly $250,000. Of course, no particu- 
lar amount should be prescribed for any 
church member's gift ; as the Lord has 
prospered him is the divine standard; 
but the large amount which results from 
many small gifts is a reason for desiring 
the oo-operation of all the members of 
our congregations and Sabbath-schools. 
Now to obtain this, our reliance must 
be mainly on pastors and superintend 
ants, on church sessions, and Presbyte- 
ries. We would respectfully request 
the attention of the Presbyteries to this 
matter of obtaining the gifts of the non 
contributing churches. By comparing 
the list of contributing churehee, which is 
pubUshed in the Appendix to the Annual 
Report of the Board, with the list of 
churches contained in the Minutes of the 
General Assembly, it can be ascertained 
in each Presbytery what churches were 
non-contributing last year. Let kind 
and Christian influences be thrown 
around these churches. This oaose 

needs their prayers and sympathy, and 
we trust it does enjoy both ; but it also 
needs their pecuniary assistance. 

Whosoever helps it, and whosoever 
withholds his help, this cause will surely 
go on, because it is our Lord's cause. 
It is going on ; and our missionary reports 
each month show clearly that the bless- 
ing of God is resting upon ii 

"Two Sipe SheaTM Gathered.'* 

The Rev. W. A. P. Martin, D.D., 
writes as follows from Peking, China, 
under date of February 7th. 

Since I last wrote you, two ripe 
sheaves from our little comer of the 
great field have been gathered into the 
heavenly storehouse. The first taken 
was an old Mandarin of seventy- three 
years. He possessed a vigorous and 
cultivated intellect; and for more than 
a year previous to his baptism was in 
the habit of visiting my house for the 
purpose of conversing on geography, 
astronomy, and other subjects suited to 
interest an inquiring mind. Amongst 
these was the "one thing needful;" 
and the conviction of the truth of 
Christianity gradually fastened itself on 
his mind, so that he one dav exclaimed, 
"It is fdl true— I would become a 
Christian if I were not so old." He 
was told of the gracious Master who 
gave a bounteous recompense to those 
who entered his vineyard at the eleventh 
hour, and he hesitated no longer. His 
short day of service is now done; and 
he has gone to receive that reward^ 
which is not of works but of grace. 

The other was younger in years — about 
three-score; but older as a disciple, the 
first teit of our mission. Tne last 
son of a respectable and once pow^^ 
erful family, he was poor and desolate. 
As soon as he became an inquirer, I 
employed him as sexton or keeper of on4 
of my chapels, at a stipend of about 
three dollars per month. Subsequently 
he seems to have learned fiom an inward 
experience that it is better to be a door- 
keeper in the house of God than to 
dwell in the tents of wickedness. He 
has often shed tears of gratitude when 
speakinff of the love and mercy of hift 
God ana Saviour; and in his last illness 
he furnished a beautiful example of a 
childlike faith. No shade of doubt crossed 
his mind; even when encouraged with 
hopes of recovery, he expressed a perfect 
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Only an hour or two before he expired 
when asked, " how he would like to com- 
mence the year (the Chinese new year) 
in heaven," he replied, **lo ke—joy un- 
utterable," 80 saying he fell asleep, and 
to him the new year was the dawn of 
eternity. Ab*eady his simple faith has 
been the theme of more tnan one dis- 
course, by more than one preacher. 

Both of these old men, and also a 
younger man whose decease was men- 
tioned in my annual report, were Manchu 

The little chapel, the completion of 
which I announced in my last, has now 
been in use for just one month. Its 
capacity, and the disposition of the 
people, have been testea, and both with 
the most satisfactory results. It is 
opened three times a week, and each 
time about a hundred people have the 
opportunity of hearing the gospel. They 
are quiet and orderly, but not inquisitive 
or intelligent. Two things invest this 
little church with more tnan usual in- 
terest, viz., its conspicuous location near 
one of the principal gates, and the fact 
that it is the only place of Protestant 
worship in a foreign style of architecture. 
I will send you a drawing of it, if I can 
get one made in time for the mail 

Commimion Service at Canton. 

Cbnverts Received. 
The Rev. A P. Happer, D. D., writes 
from Canton as follows, his letter being 
dated January 2oth, 1867. 

On the 20th inst. was our regular 
quarterly communion service. It was 
our privilege to receive three persons 
into the communion of this church on 
profession of their faith in Jesus as the 
only Saviour of sinners. It was my 
privilege to administer to them the ordir 
nance of baptism. One of them was 
an old man of sixty years. This man 
has been, during the past year, the 
teacher of one of the day-schools in the 
country. He has been an applicant for 
the pnvileces of the church for nine 
months. He heard the sospel through 
the assistant, with whom ne nas been ac- 
quainted for more than two years. The 
school where he taught was one built for 
the use of the mission school, and rented 
to us for ten years. In it there is pro- 
vision made for the accommodation of 
the native assistant and colporteur, 
when out visiting the schools and vil- 
lages. He has enjoyed the benefit o{ 
their conversation at night, during thf 
year, as they have sojourned with him^ 

I rejoice in him as the first fruits of the 
village schools. One other teacher pro- 
fesses to be an inquirer after the truth. 
He says he reads the sacred Scriptures 
and prays daily. May the Spirit of God 
lead him to a true and saving knowledge 
of the truth as it is in Jesus. 

The other two were pupils of Mrs. Hap- 
per's boarding school for girls. In re- 
maining in China it was to finish up 
some of her work, as well as my own. 
With such aid as I could get I con- 
tinued on the girls, who were in the 
school at the time of her lamented 
death. Several of them had nearly 
completed their term of study, and con- 
cerning some of them she had reason to 
hope they had been led to receive the Lord 
Jesus as their Saviour. After continuing 
them a year longer under very careful in- 
struction, the session of the church had 
great satisfaction in receiving the three 
elder ones into the communion of the 
church to be cared for and watched over 
as lambs of the flock. The parents all gave 
their ready assent to their children 
taking this important step. After the 
third one had been thus received by the 
session, the father of one of them asked 
that her baptism might be deferred till 
another time. The reasons he gave for so 
requesting were perfectly satisfactory, so 
that his request was readily complied 
with. You and very many dear fnends 
of the late Mrs. Happer, will rejoice 
with me in being permitted to gather 
in the fruits of her self-sacrificing labour. 
To God's rich grace be all the praise, who 
has said, " they who seek me early shall 
find me." 

There was also another applicant for 
baptism, the wife of our oldest native 
assistant. Her application was deferred 
for further instruction. She has been 
living since her marriage a year ago in 
my bouse with her husband. 

The service was a very interesting 
communion season. All the pupils of 
the Chinese government school which is 
under my instruction, to the number of 
thirty, and the parents and relations of 
some of the children were present A 
chord was struck in many hearts as after 
the administration of the ordinance of 
baptism, a female voice was heard sob- 
bing as if in great distress. This proceeded 
from a woman who was long in my family 
as a servant, and who attended around 
Mrs. Happer's sick-bed with great faith- 
fulness. She has been long an inquirer, 
and of her we have long heS a hope that 
a good work was begun in her heart 
But she has hitherto been kept back 
from professing Christ, b^»kuse she could 

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not make up her mind to break away from 
all her friends and relations, who opposed 
her doing so very strongly. I have no 
doubt the out-burst of her feelings was 
because she felt in her heart she ought 
to be among those who were thus pro-' 
fessing their Saviour before the world. 
She had enjoyed the same instruction, 
she bad often worshipped with them, 
they were entering the church, and she 
was staying out, and her mind ran on to, 
the consequence of her course, when her 
feelings became uncontrollable. I would 
ask a special interest in the prayers of 
those who can agonize for souls "that 
they may be bom again." There are 
also yet others who appear at the door 
of Uie kingdom, that Qod hy his 
rich grace may bring them to reioice in 
Jesus as their Saviour and Redeemer. 
Oh ! to see them gathered into the fold. 
My heart has been greatly cheered in 
hearing of the interest expressed by 
some Chinese women, who have been 
acquainted with the gospel for many 
years, but who have been neglectful of 
Its message. In the hour of affliction 
they turn to that gospel for comfort, 
which they knew afforded comfort to my 
dear wife through whom they had heard 
of Jesus. Oh, for the Spirit of all grace 
to move upon the careless that many 
might during this year seek the salva- 
tion of their souls ! 

Eyangeluation in Brasfl. 

Preaching — Members added to the 

The preaching of the gospel has been 
steadily kept up at the capital and Sao 
Paulo, with marked tokens of the divine 
power. At Rio de Janeiro, preaching 
twice on the Sabbath ; lecture on Thurs- [ 
day evening; monthly concert on the 
first Monday of the month, and prayer- 
meeting weekly at the house of one of 
the elders, have been maintained. In 
addition to similar services at Sao Paulo, 
^ere is also a Sabbath-school, frequented 
bv fifteen to twenty-five persons, mostly 
aclults. Besides these, Sabbath and 
week-day services have been conducted 
in two suburbs of the city. The at- 
tendance on these occasions is good, and 
increasing. The third centre of light 
and influence is Brotas. This is the 
most distant station from the capital. 
Brotas is a small villaee, but has an 
extensive district around it, and is an 
important point in regard to the regions 

beyond. This young church has enjoyed 
no stated ministry, but has been visited 
during the year by Messrs. Blackford, 
Schneider, Chamberlain, Conceicao and 
Fires, and in the aggregate, several 
months' labour was performed. Upon 
the earnest and abundant efforts of his 
servants, Qod commanded his blessing. 
... A year ago, a church, consisting 
of eleven members, was organized in 
this village ; this number has increased 
nearly five-fold — fortv-nine having been 
added to its roll. Many of these come 
from a school of ignorance and super- 
stition, and need patient and wise train- 
ing. If the additions have not been so 
numerous to the other two churches, 
the number is such as to call forth crat- 
itude and praise. Sixteen have oeen 
received on profession of their faith to 
the church at Sao Paulo, and fourteen to 
that of Rio Janeiro. . . . One young man 
has pursued his studies with a view to 
direct missionary work. It is hoped 
that he will be useful as a teacher or 

Itinerant Labour s. 

The preaching of the gospel has not 
been confined to these centres. Senor 
Conceicao spent a large portion of the 
year in going from place to place, and 
declaring to the people the unsearchable 
riches of Christ. Of this new mode of 
reaching the various classes of that coun- 
try, Mr. Simonton thus speaks : " In 
some twentv towns and villages, Brother 
Conceicao has preached the gospel in 
the course of the year. As he is uni- 
versally known and highly esteemed, 
visitors of all classes call on him wher- 
ever he lodges, so that his itinerant 
service is a constant preaching of the 
gospel. It is to this agency that we 
ascribe, under Providence, the opening 
tip of the province of Sao Paulo." In 
all of these places the way is made plain 
for new ana continued efforts ; yea, the 
whole land is open, and earnest requests 
reach the bretnren for help, to which 
they cannot respond. Mr. Blackford 
made preaching tours into distant regions, 
where he was well received and listened 
to with interest; and Mr. Pires, while at 
Brotas, preached the gospel in neigh- 
bourhoods not before visited, and into 
which the influence of the truth is ex- 

The Press and Oolporiage. 
' The Imprensa Evangelica, a religious 
semi-monthly paper, has been regularly 

1 issued duriuff tne year. " Were it possi- 
ble to have ngures and facts, this agency 

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employ. Many read this paper who 
do not, and for the present wiH not 
come to our worship. This class is 
reached by this means, as well as others 
who have become interested in divine 
things, by hearing the missionaries in 
their tours through some of the pro- 

Many Bibles have been distributed 
among the people. The colporteurs of 
the American ^ible and British and 
Foreign Bible Societies have penetrated 
into different provinces with the Word 
of Life. In Sao Paulo and the adjacent 
parts of Minas, near a thousand copies 
of the Scriptures have been put in circu- 
lation. Where these are read, there is 
soon a call for the living preacher. — An- 
nual Heport, May \Bt, 1867. 

Miflsion to the Laos. 

Notices of the Journey. 

As our readers know, the Rev. D. Mo- 
Gilvary and his family left Bangkok, 
Siam, for Ohieng-mai in the country of 
the Laos, early in January. This jour- 
ney was up the river Menam. An extract 
from his letter, written at Raheng, Feb- 
ruary 2d, will be read with interest. 
They were accompanied to this place by 
the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Qeorge, on a mis- 
sionary tour. 

We have had a very pleasant trip so 
&r. This is the tentn and last town 
passed since leaving Bangkok, that is 
the capital of a province with a gover- 
nor over it. It may be regarded as the 
border town of Siam proper, ha vine more 
Laos than Siamese* in its population. 
But still its governors and officers are all 
Siamese, which is not the case in the ci'' 
ties in the Laos country north of this. 
It is a larger town than Fetchaburi, and 
has a mixed population of Laos, Siamese, 
and Chinese. But being in the centre of 
a teak timber region, Maulmain and 
Rangoon are largely represented by nu- 
merous traders. It is very common at 
this season to meet caravans of a hun- 
dred or more on foot bringing raw silk 
and other light merchandise from Ran- 
goon and Maulmain. The latter place is 
only about nine days from this oy ele- 
phants. We hope to be able to have a 
mission station nere some day. If not 
separately occupied, it might be in con- 
junction with Chienff-mai. 

The latter place, wnich is our preseni 
destination, is about nine or ten days 
from here. We expected this place to 

be the terminus of our boat journey. 
We reached here in twenty-five days 
and a half, with a letter to the governor 
to furnish us with elephants to Chieng- 
raai. But on inquiry we found that 
possibly it might be as pleasant to go by 
the river all the way. The difference is 
this: The elephant route is more un- 
comfortable, especially for our children, 
but is over in ten or fifteen days ; while 
the river one is more comfortable, but 
fully a month or more before it will be 
finished. Mrs. McGilvary was very de- 
cided in her preference for the river 
route. My own preference was rather 
to compress our troubles into as short a 
space of time as possible. But still as 
we will save nearly $100 by taking tho 
boats all the way, I was perfectly willing 
to yield any personal preference. It will 
take as much to send our goods round by 
river as if we were to go along, and in 
fact more, as the people feel more safe to 
have us go along, and will go cheaper. 
All, therefore, that it would cost from 
here on elephants will be saved, and as 
the trip will be expensive somewhat for 
the first time, that is a matter worthy of 
consideration. We have been delayed 
in this place a number of days, and it 
will, in all probability, be ten before we 
get off. It is always tedious and trying 
to one's patience to have to wait on na- 
tive officials on a journey, and this place, 
as a border one, is proverbial for its be- 
ing a school of patience. It will be some 
compensation to our long voyage from 
this onward to know that it will oe over 
the rapids in the river, where, for a half 
a month or more, we will have to make 
our way amid some of the finest scenery 
in the world. 

Brother George and I have found that 
Raheng is in latitude 16° SI'' or 
16° 62^ N. Havinff no chronometer and 
being here only a snort time we did not 
settle its longitude. It is just 3° 22' 
north of Bangkok and probably a little 
west of its meridian, i hope to be able 
to report again when I write the lati- 
tude of Ohieng-mai, and approximate to 
its longitude, that you may be able to 
find in what part of the map your new 
mission is located. And ask the churches 
for us, whenever they think of this new 
field, to pray for us — that a wide door 
may be made there for the gospel, and 
that many may be added to the church 
of such as shall be saved. 

Our readers will keep in mind, we are 
sure, the request of Mr. McGilvary in 
the closing lines of his letter. Going 
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gioD8 beyond, for the sake of Christ and 
the gospel, and for the salvation of an 
interesting people whose country has ne- 
ver yet enjoyed the benefit of missionary 
labours, we trust they will be aided by 
many earnest prayers. We are glad to 
learn that mudi interest was felt in the 
limited Christian community at Bang- 
kok on behalf of this mission. The Sa- 
dies' Bazar Association generously placed 
the sum of $300— equal to about $450 o{ 
our currency — at its disposal as an offer- 
ing towards the cost of the first Laos 
chapel or church ; and many acts of kind- 
ness were shown to the missionaries. 

In Upper India. 

Appearances of the Oountry — Fopu- 
kuion — CUmate. 

From an article by the Rev. J. M, 
Jamieson, D.D., in the North Western 
Ttenbyierian, we take the following 
quotation — expressing much in few 

We now come to Futtehgurh, seven 
hundred and thirteen miles northwest of 
Calcutta. The country on both sides of 
the river is perfectly level, as far as the 
eye can rea<Ui. The soil is sand, mixed 
with clay, and although it has been cul- 
tivated for thousands of years, and very 
seldom renewed, it is still very fertile. 
Fine crops of wheat, barley, corn, sugar- 
cane, cotton, <&c., are raised. No ongi- 
nal forests are to be seen for hundreds 
of miles, but fine groves and rows of 
shade trees adorn the landscape. No 
fences nor hedcres inclose the ubiquitous 
cultivation. The cattle, sheep, &c., are 
all herded. No separate farm-houses 
stand out in view. The people all live 
in towns and villages for mutual pro- 
tection against robbers. Each commu- 
nity cultivates the surrounding district, 
according to its ability. Their agricul- 
ture implements are very primitive and 
rude, but by manual labour the soil is 
better prepared, and kept cleaner than it 
is with us labour-saving Americans. 

The population in India, compared 
with what it is in the United States, is 
about ten to one, while the area is not 
greater than that of our thirteen original 
States. If wherever there is a farm- 
house on our prairies, you would im- 
i^ne a village or town, you might form 
«a idea of its hosts of people. 

Ytool the first of 0>ctoDer to the fint 

I of April, the climate of the Northwest 
is the finest in the world. This is the 
"cold season," that is, cold enough to 
have a little frost in December and Janu- 
ary. The air is dry and bracing. Then 
come the hot winds, with their fiery 
blasts from the great sandy deserts of 
the far West. The mercury rises to one 
hundred and thirty degrees, and all vege- ♦ 
tation dies. In three months they spend 
Xheir fury, and the air being much 
rarified, the cool damp wind of the 
Indian ocean rushes in from the East. 
Dark clouds roll up the sky, lightnings 
flash, thunders roar, and the rain descends 
in torrents, until the commencement of 
the cold season, during which there is 
very little rain. This, however, is the 
time for nearly all kinds of agriculture 
and horticulture. The earth retains 
moisture enough, after the rains, with 
occasional licht showers and irrigation, 
to produce all kinds of srain and vege- 
tables until the return of the hot winds. 



IH May. 1867. 

8TK0O or Albaht.— i^ of ifliftnny— State St 
8al>8ch, Albany, to ed child at Tungobow 76. 
Pbjf €(f Troy—lMDBinnhaTgh cb 50 185 00 

8Tif0i> or ALLTCmnr.— Pby of Atleghmv—Mid- 
dlo8exch21. Pby qf AUeghmy aty--8hATf>9' 
burgSab-sch to tiup girl in mission sch. Dehra, 
India iS 2S. Pby ({fiTrie— Washington cb 4; 
Gravel Run cb 8 71 38 

8nroi> or Baltimou^— Pby of AiUtoior*— Broad- 
way cb, Baltimore, a member 6, a member 10. 
Jty qf Qirtt»?«— Silver Sprinc 8ab-scb 10; 
Lower Man«h Creek ch 83; Dickinson oh 
61 75. Pby qf Lewes— PiWa Creek ch 17 06, 
Sab-8ch 14 SO 141 60 

SnfOD or BurrALO.— P6y of Bt^alo OUSv—Cenlral 
ch, BufRilo, 66. Fbv of Otnau J^tver— First 

: oh, Sparta 12 78. P^ q^ Boek»t«r OUy-St 
Petex's oh, Rochester S6 92 78 

StMOD or Chioaoow— P6y ftf Chkaao—TaWerUm 
av ch, Chicago, Sab-sch, to con Rev T. Garter 
Kirk wood l m, 27. Pby of Sock IWver— Porrea- 
ton ch 11; Zion ch,3 16; Scales Mound eh 3 06: 
Galena Ger ch 10, Sab-sch 8 41, Ladies' Socie^ 
4. Pbvof Schuyler— Perry ch 10. Pby of War- 
ren— North Henderson Sab-sch 4; John Knox 
oh, a lady and daughter, 2 60 83 11 

Btwod or CnrciHKATi.— P6y qf ChUUeothe—MBr- 
thall ch 5 ; Cynthiana on 3. Pby of CineinnaU 
—Seventh oh, Cincinnati, mo con, 14 70. Fby 
€f iSWng^pring Hill ch, 17 66. (Not*- 
Miami Fhu 60 credited in March to 1st oh, 
Dayton, should have been to lat oh Miami 
City, corrected in An Rep.) 40 25 

Stvod or iLLHf OMwAu of Btoominoton— Waynea- 
ville8ab^h2. i% o/ ira<JUi«ki--Hillsboro 
oh 14 80; lat ch, Chester, Sab-soh 6. PUu of 

I Pai«tin«— Newton ch 10 30. Pby of Feonor- 
Firstch Peoria 81; French Grove ch 6; Henry 
oh, a member 6. Pby of /SnJthe— Friends villa 

4 ^h. Miss Finley's Juv Miss'y SooV 7 16. Pby 

i cf Sangamon-^Bav J Dale, Virginia oh, 10; 
Portaguese oh Sab-soh. Jacksonville 86, for 

. ImpreBM70M asaSft 

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Snros or ImuxA^—Pbif of New Allanv--Chn\efh 
town ch S6. Pby of Ftncenn/s— ^Tarlisle ch 
10 60; West Salem ch 2 00: Indiana ch 16. 
fbyof White VHifer— Centreyille Sab-sch 1 64 10 

Btwod of Iowa — Pbjf qf Osdar— Unity ch 6. P6v 
cf Dubuque— First Ger oh, Dubuque 10; 1st 
ch, Dubuque 10 70; Leroy Ger ch 2 80. P^y 
<^ Vinton— Veep River oh 7 25; Newton Sab- 
8ch 6 42 75 

Btnod or EjJnAB^—Pbjf of 7bp«iln— Pleasant 
Hill oh 2 00 

SnroD or Kkxtvolt. —Fby of Trantylvania— 
MumfordsTille ch 7 00 

Sthod or MnsouKL— PE»v <^ L(tfayette—F\ea»ant 
Hill Sab*8ch 25; Lexington oh, 100. Pby of 
St Louie— Sa}em ch 17 S>: Nazareth ch 7 50; 
lat Oer oh, St Louis, Sab-soh for ohapei in Rio 
60; Kirkwood oh for sup of Rev D D Gre«n 
22 - 222 00 

Bthod or VAMonuA—Ftjf of NaehviUe—VeiBh- 
ville 2d oh 68 00 

tlTiroi) or Nkw JwMsn.—Pby of Burlington— Bur- 
lington oh 10 06. Pbv of EUxabethtown—Vew 
Vernon ch 85; New Proridence ch mo con 7; 
1st ch Metuchen mo con 11, Sab-»oh 2 26; 2d 
ch,Rahway,Sab-sch 1 25. Pbvof Luzerne— Mnr 
honoj City ch 8 13; Summit Hill oh 14 06, Sab- 
sch 6 04; Wyommg oh 25. Fby of Newton— 
Stephensburg Sat^sch 18; Ashbury ch 20. 
Pby of New Srunewiekr-Boxmd Brook ch 20; 
Hiehtstown 1st ch Sab-sch 4 50; Bound Brook 
Sab soh 26: Trenton 1st ch 226 8C Pbu of 

' Faeedie—Vficklitl^ oh mo con 11 44; Boiling 
Springs oh 27 07; 1st oh Morristown 60 20; 
8d ch, Newark, mo oon 29 30; Central ch, 
Orange, mo oon 62 47. Fby qf Sueguehanna — 
First oh. Towanda, mo con 20; Elkland Qh 2. 
fby of Wett /sruy— Bridgeton 2d oh 23 86 a 

668 96 

SnoDor Nsw Yoek.— Pby o^ Cbtmsetieut— Pound- 
ridge ch 80, Sab-sch 16. Fby of Budeon-^ 
WashtngtonTiUeohl8 16; Hopewell oh 27 31; 
Florida ch 7; Hopewell ch roo con 3 76; Good- 
will ch 70. Fby of Long Jttomi— Setauket and 
Port Jeflferson chs 12 38; West Hampton ch 
10 ; Speonk oh 6. Pby of iVosMm— Second oh, 
Brooklyn, A Cruikshank, 100 : Ist ch, Brook- 
lyn, mo oon 78 01; Astoria ch mo con 40; S 
8d St ch Williamsburg mo con 43 93. Pby of 
New ForJk-Chelseaoh mo con 32; First ch, New 
York, mo oon 168 47; Brick ch mo con 163 24; 
Alex ch mo oon 4: University Place ch mo 
con 56 80; 42d St oh mo con 30 01 ; Yorkville 
ch mo oon 612; West 23d St oh 175. Pby ^ 
North River— Co\d Spring ch 15; Calvary ch, 
Newburg, mo con 22 40, Sab-sch 80; New 
Hamburg ch 87 82 1,217 00 

Bnron or Nobthxen ImixvJir-Fby of Crawfords- 
vilie— Eugene ch 5. Pby of Fort Wayne— lor 

Kange on mo oon 4. Ftm of Logantport— 
dian Creek oh, John Callahan 5 14 0p 

8t«od or Ono^— Pby of INehiand—Mi Vernon ^ 
ch 38 62: Blooming Grove oh 6; Orange ch 
9 19; Uttca oh 5; Lexington ch 9; Ashland ' 
ch mo con 81 68, Sab-sch 25, Mrs Lydia Miller 
4. Fby of IR)ottor— Jackson Sab^ch 4 50; 
Keene oh 16; East Hopewell and Nashville 
chs 80; Shreveohl; Millersburg ctv 26 204 80 

•nop or PmLAOBLPBUv— i^ <tf X^meagai— Lan- 
caster Sab-soh 83 74 : Waynesburg ch 181 20. 
Fbyof Huntingdon Saxton ch 7, Anonymous 
6 ; Huntingdon Sab-sch, Jacob Miller scholar- 
ship 85; Altoona Sab^oh 10; HoUidaysburg 
oh 123 84; Perrysville ch 70 85; Sinking 
Creek ch 142; Spring Creek oh 189 25, Infant 
Sab«ch 9 26, Class little boys Z. Fby <tf New 
OuOs— Wilminston 1st ch 32 37; White Clay 
Creek and Head of Christiana chs 25; Forks 
of Brandy wine ch, fh>m the Fem Miss'y SocV, 
to oon Mrs Rachel Templeton l m, 82 5a Ivy 
of iVoreAwmftsKond— Washingtonville ch Fem 
Miss'y Soo^, to con Rev Sam'l Harrison Hon 
Mem, 80: Chillisquaaue ch Fem Misery SooV 
SI 75. Fby <^ Phuadeiphia— Fort Kennedy en 
19 14; Bethany oh, Infk class to ed child sit- 
Oorisoq,80 888 W 

8nn>» or PRmuioay— Pty of BiatrtwOe—Vnioh 
oh 31 10. Pby of OMo---Sharon oh 66; Law- 
iMMeriUe oh, LudioiPMito aoo*y»tMa lo con 

Mrs Margaret Wool^layor l m, 9 76; Canons- 
burg ch 26. Pby of Redetone—Yieyr Providence 
ch 6. rbf/ of Ciarton— Richardsville ch 1; 
Mt Tabor ch 16; Mill Creek ch 2. Pby <^ 
Sattsburgh— Pine Creek ch 76 09; Glade Run 
Sab-sch 10 230 94 

Sthod or St. Fajjl,— Pby of Chippewa— YucAUm 
mission station 1 50. Pby of St Pntf— An- 
drew oh, St Anthony, 57 5U 60 00 

SmoD or Sanouskt.— P6y qf P^mdtoy— Kalida ch 
6; Mt Blanchard Sab-i«ch I 50 Pby cf Mau- 
mee—Mt Salem ch 11 ; Unity ch 5 * 23 60 

SriroD or Soutmkrx Iowa— P6y of Iowa— Ger ch 
Mt Pleasant. 9 11; First ch Burlington Sab- 
sch 32; Prairie ch 3 20 44 31 

Sthod or Whbkuro — Pby of New Liebo n Poland 
ch 110. Pby of SteubenvOle— Centre Unity ch, 
Hanna Fund, 60 70; Carrolton ch, 15. Pby 
of Wathington—F'xnt ch Washington, Ladies' 
Sewing Soc'y 25: West Alexander ch 16, Sab- 
sch 10; West Union oh 14, Sab-sch 16; First 
ch Wheeling 28 06 293 75 

Sthod or Wiscohsih.— Pby of Winnebago— KW- 
City ch Cent Soc'y 2; First ch Fond du 

81 76 

bourn ( 

Lac 62 75, Sab-sch 17 

Total received from ohorohes, $44>15 11 

LxGAaxs.— Bequest of the late John Barrow, 

Rossie, N Y, 3.033 89; Legacy of Rev David 

McConanghv, D.D, dec'd, Washington, Pa, less 

expenses. 311 50 3,844 W 

Sthod or Rtr Pri8b*n Cbuboh.— Scholarships 

281; Dehra School Building 839 66 1,1^ 66 
MiscKLLAHBous.— Mrs Catharine Kinsey, Del co. 
Pa, 5; H E S Honeybrook 2 60; J W Morton 

5: V L Morton 6; , Superior, Wis, 2 38; 

Miss Field, Phila, 10; A Backwoodsman 2; 
From thi*ee little cousins, Willie Herbert 
Montgomerv, 60 cents, Sammy Russell Park, 
60 cents, Matthew H Park, 25 cents; Mrs E E 
Townsend, Painted Post, N Y, 5; Mrs S K 
Huston 6: Henry Ecker^ Long Island, Alle- 
gheny CO, Pa, 25; R L and A Stuart 2,000 for 
Brazil, 1,000 for ohapei in Rio; Col G Loomis 
5; W W T 1; A FYiend 800; A Friend 10; 
Theodore Jones, Bristol, Wis, 10 ; A Friend 3 ; 
Cash 500; S B Green, Ijawrence ville, N J. 100 ; 
Savings of Little Willie Janvier, dec'd, 81 
cents; Anonymous 90; Granite State, 2 50; 
Mrs M C 5; A Thaukofffering 5; ♦• C " 800; A 
Friend 600; Harriet C ancT Willie Stewart, 
Hanover Pa. 3; James Bayard. Phila, 50: 
Thankoffering 60; J Dimick 5; Thos C Robi- 
son, Washingtonville, Pa, to con Wm Ran- 
dolph Robison l m, 80; N C, Danville, N Y, 2; 
B B, Oxford, Ohio, 10; Rev H S Huntington, 

fold 10, premium 3 70: Rev D R Foster, 
helps, NY, 5; Miss Julia Hill 10; Rev T P 
Spear and Wife 10; Miss 8 L Stoneroad 10; 
ftfrs S R Brown, Hillsboro, III, 10; Rev A 
Munson, 6; Chapin MissV Assoc'n, New York, 
for China 100, for support of child in Shanghai 
Institute 16; Phila Soo'y Nassau Hall 35 50 

5,894 64 

Total receipts in May. 1867, $1^^75 90 
Foot boxes rec'd fh>m Ladies' Sewing Soc>, 
First ch N Y, for Omaha Mission, value 686. 
WM. RANKIN, Je., Treaeurer. 

hMTTMBS relating to the Mii«ion8,or other oper»- 
tions of the Board, may be addressed to Waitbr 
Lowux, Esq., Rev. Jqhh 0. Lowaii, or Rev. t>Krt» 
Ieviho, Secretaries, Mission House, Centre street. 
New York. 

Tbs F<»xiaH MissiOHJUtT.— Two editions of this 
publication are minted. The Pamphlet edition in 
published monthly, at 60 cents a year for each 
copy. It is sent firaie, when deqirea, to donors of 
ten dollars and upwards, and to the ministers of 
our churches. 

Of the Newepaper edition, a copy is sent fbee 
of charge, except for postage, to the children of 
each fiunily in every Sift>bath-sohool making raff, 
alar contribathms to the Treasury of the BoanC 

Address for either edition, "The Foreign-Mia- 
stonary," Mission House^ S Centre street New 

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?uiLii>Hii6 HousB. 821 Chesthut Strsbt, 

Letters Yeljit1n;c to agencies, donations ofbooks 
and tracts, the appointment of Colporteurs, mann- 
senptfl and books offered for publication, and 
the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dressed to the Bev. Wiuiak E. Bchuiok, DD. Oor- 
responding Seoretarj and Editor, Mo. 821 Chest- 
nm street 

All eomrnnnications, reports, remittances of 
mooej, douadons, and orders Ibr books, to be 
addressed to Mr. WnrrHmop SAaouiT, Superintend- 
ent of Colportage, Business Correitpondent, and 

Sabacriptions to the Home and Foreign Record^ 
and the Sabbath-Sehool ViaitoTj and payments for 
Um aame, to be addressed to Mr. Pn Walebl 

Aetion of the General Aisembly of 
1867, on the Board of Pnblioation. 

The following reeolutions, re- 
ported by the Standing Committee 
on the Board, were unanimously 

Beaolved, 1. That this Assembly 
has heard with unaffected pleasure 
and devout gratitude to God^ of the 
success which has attended the 
efibrts of the Church through its 
Board of Publication, to preach the 
gospel by means of the printed 
page, both in the form of the reli- 
gious paper and tract, and the more 
permanent volumes which have gone 
forth to make up the literature of 
the Cliuroh. 

Remlved, 2. That the Assembly 
highly approves the labours of the 
Board in supplying the youth of 
our churches with reading, which, in 
a popular and attractive form, 
presents the great features of the 
gospel and the great duties of the 
Christian life. 

jReaolved, 3. That the Assembly 

has heard with pleasure of the 
large increase in the circulation of 
the Sabbath-school Visitor^ and the 
favour Y^ih which it is everywhere 
received, and cordially and earn- 
estly recommends it to our churches 
as a most valuable auxiliary in the 
work of Babbath-school instruo- 

Resolved, 4. That the Assembly 
solemnly calls upon pastors and ses- 
sions careinlly to supervise the 
reading introduced into Sabbath- 
schools under their care, and to 
see that no book, however attrac- 
tive, be admitted, that teaches for 
doctrine what is contrary to the 
standards of our Church, and the 
usage and order which we regard 
as in accordance with the word of 
Gbd, and that in the selection of 
books, precedence be always given to 
the jmblications of the Board, and 
further, that Presbyteries be en- 
joined to see that this resolution is 
carried out in the churches within 
their bounds, and to ascertain the 
extent to which the recommenda- 
tion is adopted. 

Resolved, 5. That while the Board 
is called upon to provide attractive 
reading for the young, it should 
also bear in mind that one of the 
objects of its organization was^the 
furnishing of a sound and healthful 
Christian literature, adapted to the 
higher types of Christian culture 
and experience, and that diligent 
effort should be made to circulate 
works of acknowledged merit, and 
which the Church has ever received 
as faiUifhl and instructive exposi- 

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tions of Christian doctrine and 

liesolvedy 6. That the large and 
increasing distribution of the publi- 
cations of the Board among the 
Freedmen, and also among many 
churches of the South which have 
been impoverished by war, meets the 
cordial approval of the Afsembly, 
and that our churches be urged to 
contribute the means fully to meet 
the calls which are coming up with 
increasing earnestness for aid in the 
supply of our Southern brethren 
with a sound evangelical literature. 

Besolved, 7. That it be enjoined 
upon the Presbyteries under the 
care of this General Assembly to 
recommend in the most earnest 
manner the introduction of the 
Hame and Foreign Record into 
every congregation within their 
bounds, and that the sessions of 
churches subtract from the aggre- 
gate of their annual subscriptions a 
sufhcient amount to place the Me- 
cord in the hands of all our families 
and pewbolders; and it is hereby 
further recommended that those 
who have in charge the Home and 
Foreign Becord, consider whether 
any modification is necessary to 
adapt it to more ordinary and gen^ 
eral reading. 

Resolved, 8. That the Board be 
directed to consider whether cheap 
editions of many of their publica- 
tions may not be issued, to be used 
in gfatuitous distribution and for 
sale in our railroad cars, and along 
our great thoroughfares of traffic 
and travel. 

Resolved, 9. That the Committee 
having examined the minutes of the 
Board and of its Executive Comh 
mittee, recommend their approval 
and signature by the Moderator. 

"Awakening of Italy." 
In this stirring work, Dr. Wy- 
lie says : " These vitalities are mov- 
ing everywhere. They are not of 
to-day, nor even of a century ago, 
nor do they date only from the 
Keformation. They have lain dor- 
mant in the soil since the Christian 
era ; and now they are at once be- 
ginning to come forth into the light. 
As we proceed we shall see won- 
drous manifestations of the way in 
which the present is linked with the 
past. We shall meet with marvel- 
lous instances of men who lived 
ages ago, but who, dying, were for- 
gotten, utterly forgotten in Italy, 
now rising from the dead, entering 
on a new life — finding after many 
days the life they lost on the scaf- 
'fold or at the stake — speaking with 
a more powerful voice than ever 
to their countrymen, and influenc- 
ing more powerfully than before 
their country's destinies. Their 
works, done in faith, do truly follow 
them. By dying, they overcome 
death, and die no more, being risen 
in the power of an endless life." 

What an encouragement is this 
to live to God and try to do good 
in the world I The word of the 
Lord endures for ever; it is seed 
which will spring up and grow. 
It is our privilege to sow the good 
seed of the kingdom. If we can- 
not write books, we can circulate 
them ; and these will live and have 
an influence when we are dead ; and 
thus shall we live in all coming 
time in the influence exerted by the 
truth we scatter abroad. With 
such a privilege, it is a blessed 
thing to live; and we should also 
be willing to die when we know 
that we leave behind us an in- 
fluence for good which will live 

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while the world stauds, and be felt 
in eternity too through undying ages ! 

Value of Good Books. 
A heathen trader in a seaport 
town came to a missionary for some 
religious books. Some surprise hav- 
ing been expressed at his desiring 
them when he could not read them; 
he said that he wished to lay them 
about in the way of those who came 
to deal with him. He had always 
found that those who took them up, 
and looked them over with an air 
of respect and attention, dealt 
fairly with him. But one who 
tossed them aside with contempt 
was sure to be a bad man to trade 
with. He did not care anything 
for the books himself, he only 
wished them to test the honesty 
of others. 


The Board of Publication has recently 
issued the following new books as an 
addition to its Sabbath -school library. 

I. Lilian Gordon, or The Little Girl 
who was not Afraid to Die. By Nel- 
he Grahame. Price 40 and 45 cents. 
This interesting and instructive 
book tells of the life and death of a httle 
girl, who, though never taught by her 
parents about Jesus or heaven, yet 
learned these precious truths from A 
kind lady whom she casually mek 
Such was the simplicity of the story that 
her childish mind grasped it at once, and 
she trusted in Jesus for salvation* 
She became a peacemaker in the quar- 
rels between her father and mother, and 
often prevented them from injuring each 
other. Every day she learned more 
about her Saviour and his home in the 
skies, so that when called to die, she 
looked forward with bright anticipation 
to the hour when she should meet him fact 
to face. The book has three illustrationsL 
II. The Crooked made Straight, m4 
other stories. Compiled for the Pres- 

byterian Board of Publication. Price 

55 and 60 cents. 

A collection of instructive stories, at- 
tractively exhibiting Scripture truths 
and promises. Beautifully illustrated. 

III. Hot Exactly So. By Zell, author 
of " Aunt Betpoy's Rule" and '^Social 
Influence." Price 60 and 65 cents. 
The sin of exaprgeration is greater than 

many suppose, and this story very forci- 
bly depicts the evil consequences that 
may flow from it. Possessed of 
strong imaginations, many children de- 
sire, as did the little girl whose story is 
here related, to excite the interest of 
their hearers to the highest pitch, and 
thus they are often led to say things 
that are "not exactly so." The little 
girl who figures in this story brought 
many sorrows upon herself and others 
by this habit, but she was at last led to 
see its sinfulness, and through divine aid 
was enabled to overcome it. Illustrated 
with three engravings. 

IV. Kindness Wins, and other stories. 
Compiled for the Presbyterian Board 
of Publication. Price 55 and 60 cents. 
This is a collection of interesting nar- 
ratives containing important Scripture 
lessons for the young. Illustrated with 
three engravings. 

JH^ A wnale copy of any pxiblicatum 
of the Board will be sent by mail, pre' 
paid, on receipt of the catalogue price. 

Address orders to Winthrop Sargent, 
Esq., 821 Chestnut Street, Fhila, 


AND Distribution Funds of thk Prbs- 


Pbf/ of ilWMTnv— Albany 2d ch 161 4«; Amster* 
damch U 42; Tnl>eg Hill ch 7 40; Glovere- 
vilie oh 22 60; Carlisle oh 4; Esperance oh 
3 $199 78 

Pby of AUejheny a^- Highlands ch 11 68; 

11 68 

Hm of Baitimor»—AnnA^l\B ch 82; Ellicott 
Lit) oh lu 42 00 

Iby of Bloomington—Chatsworth ch 6 25; Crow 
Mradow th n; Champaign ch 18; Townnda 
ch lu: Jjczinston ch 5; Mackinaw oh 3 35; 
WaynoHville oh 4 56 00 

I'by of Buffalo City^Eemi Aurora ch 6; Oalvarr 
ell Huftalo 5) 70 «I 76 

/% of Bureau— Arlington ch 8 00 

I 6j/ o/ BuHim//on— Rordentown ch 6 46; Plum- 
8te«dvijle ch 5: Burlington ch 25 93; Mount 
Holly ch 14 39 51 77 

Pby of Oi77«/e— Hamburgh ch 70 96; Paxton 
ch 38 W»; Green rn«tlerh 4!) 0^: PIney Creek - 
ch 10 87; Upper Path Valley ch 20 6d 199 8S 

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PbvcjfOador— German oh Muscatine 1 60; Blae 
Grass ch, 4 80; Homan ch 6; Wm Knott and 
Wife 2 20; Cedar Rapids ch 10 30; Suniinit 
ch 15; Long Grove oh 6 44 80 

P6y of Cfticooo— Marengo oh 7 60; Kankakee 
let ch 10; St Anne 2d ch 2 19 60 

Pftyo/CW^WcoiAo— Eckmanvillech 8 26; Pisgah 
ch 15; Chillicothe ch 46; Greenfield ch i6; 
Bloomington oh 31 70 114 95 

F^of CAtppci«i— Sheldon ch8; Winona ch 7 

10 00 

P&vo/ Clindnnafi— Bethel ch 4 98; 8pringdale 
oh 07 OU; Pleasant Ridge ch 90 76; Glendale 
ch 43 95 ISa 68 

Pby of Cb/uw6i«— Lancaster ch 11 96 

Pby of OonMcticut—FoTi Chester ch 6; York- 
town ch 1A\ Bridgeport 1st ch Sab-sch 12 41 00 

Ffjy of CWitofontetrifle— Bethany ch 9 00 

Fhv of iXxne— Richland Centre ch 2; Richland 
City oh 2 ; Fancy Creek oh 2 6 00 

Pby of Da ifomes— Corydon oh 1; Dee Moines 
oh 6 7 00 

Bw of 2)Dn«9a^-«lateTille ch 18 10; Slate Ridge 
oh 15 45 S 55 

Pb« of Z)m5uot<«— Sherriirs Mount ch 8 76; 
Frank?ille en 15; Warerly o!i 2 50 26 25 

Fhy of Elizabethtown—Iiew Providence ch 19; 
Mt Vernon ch 15; Alexander ch 7 41 00 

P6w of .Bn«— Gravel Run oh 8; Washington 
oh 4; Mercer Istoh 26 19 32 19 

/%« cf Fa«r/te«— Fairfield oh 4: Salina ch 2; 
Waohington ch 6 60; Bethel oh 1 60; Bright- 
on ch 3 75 17 76 

J^ of Findlay—V&n Wert ch 8 00 

Fby of Fort J>odg&— Fort Dodge oh 4 00 

Ffty^fFort ITaj/na— Lancaster ch 81 

i^ of Qetiteee iJiveT^— Warsaw ch 20 ; Sparta 2d 

ch 6 50; Sparta 1st ch 6 32 60 

P(y iif HigfUami^-8&\em oh 1 00 

Pbyo^^MdMrn— Hamptonborgohl; Florida oh 

10; Yorkville ch 9 36 20 36 

Fby of Huntin^nr-hloTria ch 4 60; Bellefonte 
en 66 46; Birmingham ch 23 50; Tyrone oh 
8 75; West Kishacoquillas ch 25 21: Upper 
Tu8cororach20; Bellefonte oh Sab^ch 80 213 47 
Ftwof /ndionopod^-HopeweU oh 18 60; Shiloh 

ch 2; Union cb 3 75 24 26 

JPby of Kaskagkior-Moro oh 8 60; Elm Point 
oh 15; St John's German ch2 26; Zion Gei^ 
man ch 5 05 81 40 

i^ qf ixiA(»— Valparaiso ch 13 09; Hebron oh 

8 10 16 19 

Ftfy of LMvenworth—Stnjaaer oh 2; Lecomp- 

ton ch 2; Leavenworth ch 19 70 23 70 

Piy of Londonderrjf—Hewbarjport 1st oh 40 00 
Pby of Long /ttond— Sag Harbor ch 11 ; Middle- 
town ch 13 22; Huntington South oh 15; 
Southampton ch 25; Easthampton 1st ch 
46 75; Williamsburg South 3d st oh 36 86 147 83 
i%yo/ Z.taem«->Mahanoy oh 18 40; do Sab-sch 
71 cm; Summit Bill oh 18 10; **P» 6 90; Scran- 
ton ch 1; Kingston ch 11 36; doSab-soh 2 64; 
Newton ch 4 68 20 

Ff>y of JfodtfOf^— Pleasant ch 8 60 

Pby qf Jfariof»— Bucyrus ch 14; Delaware ch 
13 27 00 

of Maumee—VfeBt Bethesda oh 6; Toledo 
St ch 4 20; Union oh 8 80; Hicksville oh 
8 20 ; Delta ch 3 19 20 

Pby qf Ariami-^pringfield 2d oh 62 90 

Pby of MOwaukie—FoH Washington ch 7 80 

J^ of Missouri J^tver—Plattsmuuth oh 16 00 
Pby of AfonmoutA— Shrewsbury ch 10 oO 

Pby of Jfuh«i6— Indianapolis ch 48 50; do Sab- 
sch 6 oU; New Castle ch 3 50 58 50 
New ilMwny— Sharon oh 2; Corydon oh 
i Charlestown ch 8 16 20 


PtM of New Brunswiek—Cnnberrj 2d ch 24; 
So Amboy ch 6 85; Pennington en 25; Tren- 
ton 4th ch 33; E B Fuller and Wife 100; Law- 
rence vi lie ch 74 262 85 
Pby (tf New Ocw«;«— Pennington ville oh 6 00 

Pby of New Irt:s6on— Canfield ch 6 00 

Plw of Newton— kBbuxy ch 16; Stillwater Ist oh 
10 26 00 

Pby of North J»o<r— Hughsonville ch 6; Ron- 
dout ch 40 40 00 

Pty of Northumberland-^TOve ch 24 60 : New 
Berlin ch 10 80; Sunbury oh 18 50; Mifflin- 
burg ch 10 86 64 65 

Pby of Ogdembwrg—Etkmmond ch 10 60; Oswe- 
gatchie 2d ch 12 22 60 

Pby of Qajford— Reiley oh 6 U; Bethel oh 12 15 

Pby ef Pa/«8tme— Areola ch 3 26. 

Pby qf PtMsaic— Wickliflfe ch Newark 38 42 

Pby of Psoria— Canton ch 12 76; Princeyille oh 
18; French Grove ch 6 35 76 

Pftyo/PftflodrfpAia— Woodland ch 10 82; West 
Spruce St oh 96 14; Philada 6th ch 89 146 06 

Pby of Philadelphia Om^ol— Arch st ch G W 
Fahnestock 100; Alexander ch 24 ; Kensing- 
ton ch 45 109 00 

Pby of PD«rtmao— Alexandria Ist ch 16 75 ; Wash- 
ington 7th st oh 6 76 22 50 

Pbv of J2ari^aY»— Musconetcong Valley oh 7 60; 
Arawelloh20; Clinton ch 7 U; Lambertville 
ch 28; 62 61 

Pby of Boehetter Otty—Pori Byron ch 29 07 

Ptty of Boek i2tt;er— Foreston German oh 6 60 ; 
Galena ch 8 15; Freeport 2d ch 11 24 65 

P^ qf Sofij^amoii— Sangamon North oh 14 00 

Pby of <ScAt«y<er— Camp Creek oh 7; Ebenezer 
ch 15; Pittsfield ch 6 27 00 

of Sidney— \3xx\oxx City ch 7 ; Bellefontaine 
1 13 60; Cherokee oh 3; Sidney Ist oh 16 35; 
Urbana 1st ch 11 60 95 

P^ oS SteubemfiU&—l9ew Hagerstown ch 15: 
Steubenville 1st ch 17 33; East Springfield 
Oh 12; Bacon Ridge ch 11 15; Centre Unity 
ch 6; Wellsville ch 24 65 85 13 

Pby of St CtairevUle— St Clairsville ch 18 00 

/t|f qf St Pmi^— St Clond ch 6 00 

Pby of AwfueAonna— Elkland oh 2; Towanda 
Ist oh 18 20 00 

Pby of Tbpeto— Pleasant Hill ch i 75 

Pby of TVoy— Lansingburgh ch 16; Bfalta oh 

4 36; Troy Park ch 42 30 61 66 
Pby of Fincennef— Petersburg oh 9 70; Evan»> 

Tille ch 24 46; Upper Indiana oh 6 40 15 

Pby of Futtovi— Big Grore ch 6 00 

pby of ffarren— Oneida ch 3; John Knox ch 6; 

■Monmouth ch 27 25; Prairie City ch 4 40 25 
Ft9 ^ Washinaton—TorkB of Wheeling oh 

49 00; Wellsburg ch6; Lower Buffalo ch 

5 60; Wheeling 1st ch80 65; Mt Prospect ch 
14 40 106 66 

Pbv of West Jieraey— Fislerrille oh 13 40; 

Bridgeton 2d ch 2 71 16 11 

Pby qf West Vtroinio— French Creek oh 6 09; 

Buckhannon ch2 65 8 74 

Pby of Whit^ IFater— Cambridge oh 6; Ebenexer 

oh 2 50; Union oh 4 li 60 

Pby of (Tinn^fra^o— Newport ch 12; Weyau- 

wega ch 2 14 oo 


David Paisley Esq, Knoxrille, Ohio, 80; legacy 
of Richard Brittain, late of Kingston, N J, (lese 
tax) 876 00; A Chapman, MD. Alquina, 6; 


A M B" 10; "T D," New York, 50; "Ken- 
tacky •» 5; RerS L Thomp!«on. Forrest Hill, 
ft: Rev S A Fraaer. Mcintosh. Ga, lo; Rev D 
F McFarland, Santa F6, 10; Mrs E E Town- 
send, Painted Post» N Y» 6 606 00 

t $4,476 4$ 


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B«T. H. L Ooi, Cbnwpomding Searetary, 

8t Loaisy Mo. 

Serenth Axmnal Circular. 

St. Louis. June 10. 1867. 
To the Sttnona of Presbyterian Churches, 

Dear Brethren: — To-day the applica- 
tions to yonr Board of Chorch Extension 
are forty thoosand dollars in advance of 
the means at its disposal. Since April 1, 
1867, requests for grants to the amount of 
$24,000 have been filed, while the dona- 
tions receiTed during the same time fall 
short of $8,000. Your six hundred Do- 
mestic Missionaries annually organize 
from sixty to one hundrea churches. 
Scarcely one of these churches can, un- 
aided, secure even the cheapest sanctuary. 

The work of Church £frection among 
our Freedmen at the South now resttf 
entirely ^Ppn your Board of Church Bx- 
tension. There are at present about forty 
churches among these Freedmen. One- 
half of these we have aided; the other 
half, as well as the additional churches 
rapidly organizing amon^ them, we m^t 
help promptly. Notwithstanding Uie 
great nberality of these people, their ex- 
treme poverty limits the aid they can 
give in the erection of their churches 
almost entirely to the labour of their hands 
in building, and compels us to furnish 
nearly all the cash materials necessary for 
their bumble structures. 

Last year we received nearly $38,000. 
and aided one hundred churches to the 
amount of $47. 000. This year, we judge, 
that at least $60,000 will be needed h} 
your Church Extension work. This esti- 
mate supposes that only the reasonaMe 
and pressing wants of applicants can be 
met, and that the distribution of funds is 
to be made in the most economical and 
careful manner. To obtain even Uiis 
small sum. about one-third must be added 
to last year's receipts. This increase can 
be had only throuch jour instrumental- 
liy. We have no salaried collecting acents 
to visit jour people. Unless you will in- 
vite their gifts, and forward their offerings 
to our Treasurer, David Keith, St. Louis, 
Mo., we cannot respond to the wants of 
your sister churches in need. The aver- 
age cost of the 740 churches you have 
aided throueh us in the last twelve years 
ift. as nearhr as we can learn, about 
$2,500 ; and the average amount of aid 

Sven to each church is about $400. 
very dollar contributed to thia ovom% 

secures at least another dollar that could 
not otherwise be obtained on the fields 
you aid. Your gifts undiminished by any 
expenses go directly to the relief of suffer- 

The first Sabbath oi July is the time 
set apart by the General Assembly for the 
Annual Church Extension Collection in 
all churches that have no other fixed time. 
Will you not then, or as soon thereafter 
as possible, urge your people to remember 
this work as Qod has prospered them? 
Thus you will enable boneless and self- 
denying sister churches to secure a sanc- 
tuary free from debt, in which to worship 
Qod and win souls to the Redeemer. 

In behalf of tha Board of Church Ex- 

Yours fraternally. 

H. I. Cob, Secretary, 


TBNsioH in Mat, 1867. 

P(y qf Bofeimortf— EllicoU City ch $18 00 

Fhy of iVetoton— Mansfield let oh 30 00; Plea- 
sant Orore ch 10; Asbary oh 16 66 00 
Fhu of Osdoi^-Unitj oh 6 60; DaTenport let oh 

dooo 2660 

Pty of i4 /6any— Saratoga Springs ch 32 48 

FfM(^ BuJj^Uo CWyBuffiUo Central oh 22 00; 

East Aurora ch 7 00 29 00 

Pby qf Da Moinet—Corydon ch 1 00 

Pbt/ of Dubuque— Dubnque Qer let oh 10 00 

Pby of TVtjy— Lansingbarg Ist ch 16 00 

i1y(}/' 2^0— Washington 4 00; Qrarel Run 3 00; 

Mercer Ist oh 25 00 32 00 

Pfty qf Western Reserve— TifUn oh 18 00 

nijf ^ SteubenviUe—EjuiB Creek ch 6 00; Lin- 
ton oh 8 00; Minenra oh 8 00; Still Fork ch 
4 00 16 00 

Pby qf ZanestfiBe—MuBkingQm oh 10 00 

i%y </»Wn^;^-Spring Hill ch 17 23 

Pby of Ost/ord— VenToe ch S2 75 

Pby cf Washington— Vpper Ten Mile ch 9 83 
Pby of 8alt8burg—m Pleasant 3 00; Bethel 

and Jacksonville ohs 18 00 21 00 

Fbu of Cfarion— Greenville ch9 70; Pisgah ch 

6 86: Spring Hill Furnace oh 6 00 21 65 

Pby qf New Sruiwiiricft— Titusville oh 10 00 

Pby <gr .StM^tMAonna— Elkland oh 2 00 

Pby of I>onMai— Slateville oh 22 00 

Pby of PhUadelphia 2d— Easton Ist ch 40 ; Nor- 

ristown 1st ch 62 SO 102 60 

Pby of Boek iZiver— Galena Ger oh 6 00 

Pby of Rochester Ofty— Webster ch 3 50 

Pbu of Eluabethtoufn—EUx&bethyoTt 10 00; Mt 

Vernon oh 16 26 00 

Pby of North Biver—lXew Hamburg oh 6 00 

Pby qf Marion— Vn\on ch 

Pby qf Fort 1Fayn«— Pleasant Hill ch 

99 75 
120 00 


«T H,» (Robert Halstead,) New York, 60 00; 
Mrs E. £. Townsend, Painted Post, N Y 5; A 
Friend 10 66 00 

Total for May, $609 19 

DAVID KEITH, Treaeurer, 

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The followiog amoanta have been received 
since last report, via. 

I^ qf Albany— ChnrMon ch f6 00 

Pby <tf TVoj^-Lansingbitrg ch 16 2.1 

Pty of Erie—VfMUington ch 4; Gravel Bun 

ch3 7 00 

/% of aiWs7(j— Middle Spring ch 69 32; Me- 

chaiiicsburjo: ch 20 87 80 19 

Pty oj Buffalo City— Butt&lo Central ch 34 28 

Pby vf Geiicsee A/rcr— Sparta 1st ch 8 00 

Pfty of Ihtremi—Hock Inland ch 20 OO 

Pby of Chieapf>—Mctrri9 If^t ch 20 18 

Pby of Schuyler— Macomh ch 17 13 

Pty of CineiminU—iSomen<ot ch 6 00 

Pby of 3/ittWi— Dick's Creek ch 6 00 

Pby of Orford— Venire ch 23 00 

Pby of Sidney— Hprinfi Hill?* ch 10 00 

Pby of Eluabelhtoionr-HAhway Ist ch 46 50; Mt 

Vernon ch lU . . '59 60 

Pby of Neujltm — Asbury ch 17 00 

Bfy of Susquehunnar-lSXkXtiXid. oh 2 00 

Fhy of Went Jcraey — Salem ch 66 00 

Plnf oT Omnecticuf—Vcivi Chej«ter ch 6; Fed 

Mills ch 10; Kye ch 42 48 57 48 

Pfty of iVdwatt— Astoria ch 40 ; Roslyn ch 6 45 00 
' Pby of New rorA,— New York 1st ch 1,048 46 

Pby qf North Rivrr—HevF Hamburg ch 12 00 
of RieMatfd— Mi Vernon ch 26; Lexington 
1 10 S*! 42 50 

J*jr of Ifboster— Unity ch 25 00 

Pby of Zan«wiW«— Norwich ch 4 60 

Unf of N'irtim ruber land— Sh&mokxniowa ch 16; 

Great Inland ch 34 60 00 

Ffm of PAi/mWpAta— Second Pres ch 129 52; 

South ch 2J GO 162 12 

Pby of DlairmiHo—VnMy ch 12; Murraysville 

en 10 22 00 

Pby of SalUburg— Bethel and Jacksonville ch» 

18 00 
Pby of Chlprtnrn— Sheldon ch 8 00 

Pby of SteubenvUU—CarroWion ch 6 00 

Pby of St amrsxriUc -yii Pleasant ch 6 00 

Pby of H*o.5Ajn';f ';;— Wiuihington Ist ch 25 00 
Pby of WinnetHijfo—ReY P Roser 8 00 

AppuoATioirs for aid from this Fund mnst hft 
made on the recommendation of a Presbytery 
and addressed to Rev. Joexpu H. Jove8, D.D., Chair- 
man and Secretary of the Committee, No. 524 
Spruce street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

11.916 58 
Robert. Halsted. Esq, and others, NY, 300 00 
Ezekiel liavis, of Buffiilo, Pa, 22 00 

** Granite State," 2 50 

Interesit on Permanent Fund, 83 65 

12,273 63 
Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, June Sth, 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and Presbytery to which it belongs 
should be distinctly stated, that it may be cor* 
rectly acknowledged. And where checks o^ 
drafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of **Gm. H. Yah Gbldu, 2V«Mur«r.» 

The twelfth Annual Report made at 
the last meeting of the General Assem- 
bly on the Fund gives a gratifying ac- 
count of its prosperity. During the 
year ending April 1867, more money has 
been contributed by the churches, larger 
donations have been made to the Perma- 
nent Fund, and a greater number have 
received assistance than in any preceding 
year. Fifty-four ministers, seventy 
widows and eight kmilies of orphans have 
been aided from the Fund — eacn receiving 
all that was asked by the Presbyteries, 
ifi ditierent sums from fifty dollars up to 
four hundred. Not less than five-and- 
twenty of the ministers are above the 
age of seventy^ several are more than 
eighty, with wives nearly as old as them- 
selves, and one is ninety-two. Nearly 
all have been missionaries, and not a 
small proportion of the churches, Pres- 
byteries, and Synods, not to mention 
literary and other useful institutions in 
various parts of the West, are monu- 
ments of their apostolical labours. 
Among the seventy widows are many 
mothers with children of tender age, 
whom they are enabled to keep at home 
by an appropriation from the Trustees. 
Quite a number of these ladies are far 
Mvanced in life, several are incurable 
invalids, and wliolly dependent for sup- 
port on our annual disbursement. In 
numerous cases only enough is asked to 
supply^a lack in the earnings of the appli- 
cant, to help her pay her rent or send 
her children to school 


I give and bequeath to my executors herein- 
after named, dollars, in trust, nevertheleas 

that they shall, within months after mv de- 
cease, pay the same to George H. Van Gelder, 
Treasurer of the Trustees €f the Omcral Avsen^ 
hhfOf the Preisbyterian Church in tha United Statet 
of Amenta, or to his successor for the time being 
in«aid office, for the use of such disabled mini^ 
kers and their families as the said the Trustees 
pt the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America shall or 
may designate. 

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Ber. 8w C Lmax. Cbrretponding SecretarVt 
A. CAMnoH, E»q, Trnuurer, 

Box 234 Ptttsbargh. P*. 
Wh. Madt, Bsq^ Receiving Agent 

9U7 Arch street, Philadelphia. 

The Committee continned. 

The General AsBembly, after a consid- 
eration of the report of the Committee 
on Freedmen, unanimously resolved to 
oontinae the woiic, in the hands of the 
same Committee, and called upon the 
whole Church to sustain it with enlarged 
liberality and constant prayer. This ac- 
tion seems to convey a dearer endorse- 
ment of the work of the past year, from 
the fact stated to the Assembly by thf 
Chairman of the Committee to whom 
was referred the Annual Report, and the 
resolution to dissolve the Committee on 
Freedmen, that each member of th^ 
Committee bad come to the Assembly 
with the conviction that the work ought 
to be put into the hands of the Board of 
Missions, but upon reading the Report, 
they had unanimously decided to re^ 
commend its continuance under charge 
of the Committee at Pittsburg. 

The Assembly also enjoined upon all 
the churches that have taken no collec- 
tion for this cause during the past year/ 
to do 80 on the Second Sabbath op 

It is to be hoped that the churches 
will respond liberally at that time to 
tiiis demand. Should they not, the 
Committee will find great difficulty in 
sustaining the missions through thr 
summer months. 

The Annual Report has been sent to 
all ministers whose names are in the 
Minutes of '66, and if any one fails to 
receive it, another copy will be forward -^ 
ed if notice is given. We would ask 
pastors to examine this report, and pru'-^ 
lent its facts to their congregations. 

We are confident that nothing is need- 
ed to enlist the co-operation of the 
whole Church, but a full knowledge of 
the field and its demands. We shall be 
happy to assist pastors in every way to 
give this knowledge to their people. 

As we enter upon the work of another 
year we beg an intc^rest in the daily 
prayers of those who have thus far so 
earnestly sustained the Committee. 

The Work goes on. 

On the Ist of April, Mr. Chrepfield, a 
Licentiate from Lincoln University, 
with his estimable wife, who has been in 
the employ of the Committee for two 
years, were located in Lexington, North 
Carolina. Mr. Chresfield was received 
with great kindness by the white Pres- 
byterians who encouraged him to organ- 
ize a church, which was done, with 4J9 
members. It now numbers 51. They 
are worshipping in the house belonging 
to the white congregation, when not 
used by them. It affords us great plea- 
sure to notice such a spirit of kindness 
as has been manifested by this people 
and their pastor toward the effort to es- 
tablish a coloured church. They have se- 
cured a lot and are making every effort 
to build a house of their own. 

After expressing his readiness to live 
on a smaller salary than the Committee 
has been giving him, this missionary 
writes, "I cannot realize the thought 
that I am in the wrong place, and I do 
not believe that God will leave us to suf- 
fer loss. But it will not do to leave 
us dependent on these poverty-stricken 
creatures, as it would be virtually aban- 
doning the field. This work is the near- 
est to my heart; the most pleasant 
hours of my lite have been spent in its 
cause, and no sweeter thoughts fill my 
mind than that I am deemed worthy to 

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labour for Christ, in his great, and al- 
ready ripe harvest. But if our northern 
friends fail us just now, we are ruined. 
I think at no very distant day, this peo- 
ple will be able to support us, and all 
who labour for them, but they can't do it 
just now, especially when they have so 
heavily taxed themselves to secure a 
place in which to worship God, and edu- 
cate their children. As fast as they are 
able to support me I will have the sum 
deducted from the salary now paid me 
by the Committee. One year may do 
great things for us and our people. For 
the present we are almost entirely de- 
pendent upon the noble, free North, but 
I trust we all look to Gbd, who never 
leaves nor forsake us. 

" The truth is, these people are all poor. 
I have never before seen so many poor 
white people in all my life, all classes 
are suffering, and I really wonder how 
we can raise any money for any purpose. 
I would like to know how soon you will 
be able to assist us in building, and how 
much can be given. Let us do all we 
can to make this mission a complete' 
success. My people stayed in the South- 
ern Church, and prayed to God and looked 
for help from the people of the North, 
and now they think God has answered 
their prayers. Oh it would be sad and 
bitter to disappoint them. 

" We have a Sabbath-school which has 
now 70 scholars, also a day school and 
a school for grown persons, and so far, 
no place anything like suitable for them 
in which to meet. All are patient as can 
be expected, and are praying to God. 

" I close, hoping you will give us a ten- 
der place in your heart, and may we al- 
ways be remembered at the throne of 
grace by you and all God's people." 

The work of instruction by Professor 
Alexander has begun in " Biddle Memo- 
rial Institute." Two Catechists are in 
attendance, one is supported by Mr. 
Noah Evans, of Hillsboro', Ohio, the 
other by the Presbyterian Sabbath-school 
of Valparaiso, Indiana. We have re- 
ceived notice, a third will be supported 

by Mr. Robert Brown's Bible Class, of 
the Fifth church, Cincinnati. 

It affords us great pleasure to recognize 
these two Sabbath-schools in this work 
among the Freedmen ; it is like meeting 
with old friends in a new place. $150 
supports one of these Catechists for a 
year. A contribution of Theological 
books, of the simplest order, will be very 
useful in the equipment of this Institu- 

The Committee would acknowledge 
the following donations : 

From Washington, Pa., for Sumter 
school. South Carolina, 300 copies of 
" The Freedmen," valued at $10. 

From Mrs. Jane Stewart, 9 Testa- 

Eesolntion of the General Assembly. 

Resolved, That it be enjoined upon 
all the pastors and Church Sessions of 
those congregations which have not con- 
tributed to this cause during the past 
year, to have its claims presented on or 
before the second Sabbath in July, in 
order that the immediate and pressing 
wants of this Committee may be sup- 
plied. The Presbyteries are also in- 
structed to make inquiry at their fall 
meetings as to what has been done for 
this cause. 

Rbosipts IK Mat, 1867. 

1 00 
7 00 
86 00 
6 00 
10 00 
15 00 

Fhy of Chicago— Marengo ch addl 
P6y of Loj/rtiMport— Logansport ch 
Pby of New Brurunoiek—Fonrth ch Sab-ach 
Pby qf SteubenvUle—KWgore ch 
Pby of St CtairavUU—BeaXsriWe ch addl 
Fb!/ of S(ill8burg—Q]tide Run ch 
Phy qf Troy— First ch Lansingburg 
Pby of Washington— Mt Prospect ch, per Mary 
A and Ellen Lee, 10; Upper Ten Mile ch 7 

17 00 


Collections bv Alfred Martien, Esq. Phila, 138 ; 
'• M," bv Rev D L Dickey, 10 ; M. Phelps. Esq. 
and VVife. Lewislown, ill, loO; R«v Jowpii 
Piatt, Virginia, 111, 60: '♦A Labourer in the 
Vineyard, Newburyport, Mass, 20; Robert 
Halstead. New York, 60: Mrs Hugh Culberl- 
8on, Lower Marsh Creek ch 5; Rev E Riggs. 
D.D., Conbtantinople, Ty, special, 60 4^ 00 

Total receipts in May, $516 oo 

A. CAMERON, Treawrer. 

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j^Ytsb^Urm djhurch in Ifce WiniiU ^iates o)f America. 


No. 8. 


Abftraot of the Annual Beport fbr 

Throngh God's mercy, we are permit- 
t^ in presenting our Sixty-fifth Annual 
Report to the General Assembly to speak 
hopefally of the work committed to our 
care, and bless God for the measure of 
BQCcess granted to our unworthy labours. 
To some extent our vast territory has 
been occupied, and fields white to thfe 
harvest entered by the reapers we have 
sent forth. 

The whole number in the service of the 
Board, as will appear from the tables 
which accompany the Report, during the 
year closing March 1, 1867, is 626, an in- 
trease over the preceding year of 87. 
At the beginning of the year there were 
in commission 401, since added 225, 
making the total already stated. These 
have been distributed over thirty-two 
States and Territories as follows, viz., 
Massachusetts 1, New York 43, New 
Jersey 24, Pennsylvania 81, Delaware 2, 
Maryland 12, District of Columbia 2, 
Virginia 2, West Virginia 12, North 
Carolina 9, South Carolina 1, Florida 2, 
Louisiana 5, Mississippi 1, Texas 1, New 
Mexico 1, Tennessee 8, Kentucky 11, 
Ohio 59, Michigan 8, Indiana 33. Iflinois 
89, Missouri 42, Minnesota 28, Iowa 75, 
Wisconsin 33, Nebraska 8, Kansas 15. 
Colorado 1, Oregon 5, Washington Ter- 
ritory 2, California 10. We bear cheer- 
ful testimony to the faithfulness of these 
brethren, and the value of their services 
in the cause of the Master. 76 churches 
have been organized. The number ad- 
mitted to church fellowship on profession 
of their faith wag 3576 ; and on certifi- 
cate, 2484. making a total of 6060. The 
entire membership in churches connected 
with the Board, so far as reported, is 

27,492. The number of baptisms re* 
ported is 3311. 

The Sabbath-schools number 481, with 
4269 teachers, and 30,644 scholars. 

The amount promised to our mission- 
aries during the year endin*]: March 1, 
1867, was $153,437.84, an increase over 
the preceding year of $57,741.34. Large 
as this amount is, it is manifestly inade- 
quate to the vastness of the field, and the 
magnitude of the work. 

lieceipts, — The entire amount received 
during the fiscal year from all sources 
was $96,977.81, to which add balance on 
hand March 1, 1866, $23,644.58, and our 
available resources, exclusive of reserve 
fund, were $120,622.09. 

FayTTumts. — The amount paid was 
$141,405.79 for missionary service, ex- 
penses, temporary investment of $9595, 
and improvements of the Mission House;* 
leaving a balance on hand March 1, 1867, 

It is evident that our expenditures 
have largely exceeded our receipts. No 
debt has been incurred, however. We 
had on hand a reserved fund oi $61,^00; 
mention of which was made in a former 
report, and which was invested on in- 
terest, that we could, at ten days' notice, 
collect it in whole, or in part. The ex- 
tent of our liabilities then is the prom- 
ised appropriations to our missionary 
brethren. The reserve fund is now re- 
duced to $31,400. If then the measure 
of the Church's liberality shall be the 
same during the year on which we have 

* Six th6iiwind Hz hundred and fortv-Mven doK 
Ihfs Rnd tw«nty-two centii were expended in Alterar 
lions* and improvements of the property, to ren- 
der it productive. Our rents are now $^\ from 
which di'duut taxes, Ac , and we have a net in- 
come of 11520.42; a lar);er sum than the interest 
on the wliole inve$<tmen(f leaving our spacious 
rooms free of all rent charge. 


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just entered, our Treasury will be ex- 
hausted — balance and reserved fund — by 
the beginning of October next. 

Our ability to expand has been permit- 
ted by the existence of this fund. In 
1860, the Board, warned . by the occur- 
rence of monetary crises in our country, 
almost periodic, resolved to retire large 
legacies into such a fund, so that in the 
event of a subsidence of our supplies 
from the Church because of this pressuie* 
the missionaries would be carried over, 
and saved in the very hour of their ne- 
cessities, the painfufness of suddea re- 
duction. Its wisdom, in a commeroHil 
sense, needs not be vindicated. The war 
of rebellion, and the consequent derange- 
ment of the currency — the debt upon the 
Board in 1861, because of too generous 
an enlargement of its operations, pre- 
vented all action at that time. Bu( 
when, through mercy, our debts "^^re 
extinguished — the reception of a legacy 
of $50,000 from the late John Kerr, of 
Troy, New York, pointed to the necessi- 
ty of such a fund in reserve, which might 
await the close of the war, and the cer- 
tamty of greatly increased demands upon 
OUT funds. We knew not what necessity 
might come upon us from the South ; 
nor could we know how persistently 
their doors would be closed upon us. 

The presence of this lai^e sum, 
strangely exaggerated, has caused mis- 
apprehension, and increased the demands 
upon us to their present proportions. It 
has been often said, and cannot be too 
often repeated, that the regular contri- 
butions of the churches must, of necessi- 
ty, be the basis of all sound calculation. 
In the five years of the present adminis- 
tration, the income, excluding large and 
Tin usual legacies, has increased from 
$71,200 to $96,977, or about $5000 per 
^ If this be the normal increase, 
with the agencies we now possess, the de- 
gree of safe and legitimate expansion 
may be easily ascertained. 

We have reached a crisis in which, un- 
less relieved by the large liberality of 
the churches, we must not only decline 
new and inviting enterprises, but con- 
tract the fields already occupied. The 
remnant of the reserve fund will be ab- 
sorbed, and not even a nominal balanee 
be reported next year. It mav be asked 
why the Board has expanded to its 
present amount, in full view of the pos- 
sibilities to which we are drifting. As 
already said, exaggerated reports of the 
size of this fund, and the supposed large 
abilities of the Board, and rresbyteries 
urgent, as was natural, to obtain larger 
appropriations for the missionaries in their 

bounds. The condition of things in Ken- 
tucky, and especially in Missouri, occa- 
sioned by the schism of disloyal ministers 
and church members, required large out- 
lays to save brethreh true to the deliver- 
ances of the Church. We could not for- 
sake them ; but gladly, to the extent of 
our means, came forward to sustain 
churches once self-supporting, but now 
rent by faction, and broken By the pas- 
sion of misguiaed men. 

The last Assembly passed the follow- 
ing resolution, viz., " That the Board be 
directed to revise the whole system of 
Domestic Missions, and devise uid adopt 
such measures as shall re-double the em* 
ciency of its operations." At an early 
meeting of the Board, the whole matter 
was anxiously discussed, while we were 
perplexed as to the precise meaning of 
the injunction. That more could be 
done, both in the way of increasing, to a 
living point, the salaries of the toiling 
missionaries, and also in occupying new 
fields, was clear enough, if we had the 
funds. The Question which disturbed 
and perplexea us, was how to obtain 
i^em. We knew the Church had seemed 
to ignore the former system of paid agen- 
cies to collect funds, and thougn all other 
denominations almost, beside our own, 
employ them to a greater or lesser ex- 
tent, yet the very suggestion that our ne- 
cessities might compel recurrence to some 
modified form of such instrumentalities, 
called forth remark more or less formal 
in opposition. The idea of systematic 
benevolence has been largely dwelt upoB. 
Experience so far, seems tell us that too 
rtuch is taken for granted in the present 
condition of the Church. Without an 
increase of funds, we can neither extend 
our operations, nor make them more 
vigorous. Circulars do little good, for 
they are not read. Unless the ministers 
will inform themselves on these great 
matters, and press them intelligently on 
their people, we fear nothing more 
enlarged will be accompUshed. 

Our present reliance is upon the sys- 
tem of District Secretaries, inagurated a 
few years since. It would be well to so 
expand the system as to place in each of 
the Western States one efficient man who 
could expatiate over the territory as- 
signed him, and at least increase our 
ability, by decreasing the amount now 
required on these fields. The Board will 
increase the number of such as far as 
prudence will justify, and while the 
working of the system promises healthful 

The Work. — ^To express its magnitude, 
would be to point to waste places whidi 

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the Chorefa has hitherto neglected, and 
the vast fields which open before us on 
the onward march of our country. The 
increaae of the population West still con- 
tinnes, and the frontier line was never 
longer, and never pressing westward 
more rapidly than now. A population, 
baxdy and earnest, pours not only into a 
single State, but into six or eight great 
StjSes and Territories, of whose existence 
the maps gave us no information only ■ 
lew years ago. 

The multiplication of railways, pro- 
jected or in progress, covering tne West 
with their iron net-woi^, invites a busy 
population in search of wealth and homes. 
Secretly, and without the world's obser- 
vation, the work goes on, and our mis- 
nonaries find themselves overtaxed with 
labour, and tempted by new fields, which 
provoke entrance. Men's hearts are in- 
clined to receive the word of the king- 
dom in a way unusual ; and though pro- 
faneness and other kindred vices prevail 
sadly, the missionary always finds a con- 
siderable class eager for the preached 
goepel, and ready to be gathered into 
churches. And thus it happens, thai 
while we group together several of the 
mission stations, under the care of one 
brother, they develope so rapidly, as each 
to require the unbroken services of one 

Foreign immigration knows no abate- 
ment. They crowd on these shores in 
numbers increasing every year. The in- 
flax of last year, large and vast as it was, 
will be exceed by that of the year on 
which we have entered. In the view of 
pohtical economy, all is promising. They 
oring muscle and the materials of na- 
tional wealth. But the slaves of Romish 
superstition, or tainted with the Ration- 
alism and Infidelity of the continent of 
Europe, they swell the tide of irreligion 
and immorality. Here they are, God 
brings them here, perchance to tax our 
faith, and open fielos of labour vaster than 
ever. To give them churches and schools 
—to diffuse among them the leaven of a 
pure and elevating cospel, and, by all the 
means in our hanob, to save and bless 
them, will fall in with the high purposes 
of God. 

Loch of Funds. — For all of these pur- 
poses — to meet these vast and increasing 
demands, we shall need correspondingly 
increasing contributions. The tables in 
the Appendix show that we have added 
87 to the number of our labourers. Some 
of these have been assigned to the more 
expensive missions. The work enlarges 
on our hands, and increases our anxiety. 
We would love to project more exten- 

sive plans than ever. But the hctt pre- 
sented will show that while we have en« 
larged our appropriations almost fifty 
per cent, we have received $47,000 less 
than in the year preceding. We were 
able, as we have already explained, to do 
this by the reception of a legacy of an 
unusual size received the year before* 
This resource is in course of rapid de- 
pletion, and will be exhausted oy the 
time that half of our fiscal year has 
pMsed away. We must receive more, 
or we must decrease the number of our 
missionaries, and close our eyes upon 
bnght fields. 

We are happy to say that the past 
year has been one of revival. Showers 
of mercy, more or less copious, have fallen 
on fields more than usually numerous. 
Some of the reports are joyous and tri-i 
umphant. Happy thus, amid the toils 
aha manifold trials of their ministry, to 
be owned of God, and to be the instru- 
mentality of so wine the seed, to ripen in 
beauty over the lace of our beloved 
country. The Statistical Reports give 
the view in detail, and reveal the suc- 
cess which has attended their labours, 
To plant churches is something — to es» 
tabtish the influence of a blessed civil* 
ization is something — to recover deso- 
lated wastes is something — but to save 
souls is above all. 

After the war of rebeUion ceased, men 
loyal and true. South, sought aid from 
the Board to carry on their work, amid 
the deep poverty which came upon them. 
Our missionaries, finding that their late 
flocks had turned firom the gospel, were 
directed to find more pleasant success 
among the Freedmen. The chief theatre 
of these operations has been in North 
Carolina, where a Presbytery has been 
formed, which bids fair to assume larce 
proportions. Early in the autumn, the 
Freedmen's Committee, finding their 
treasury likely to fail, and the interest* 
ing ancl growing work then on hand con* 
sequently to languish, applied to the 
Board to aid them in theiir work. It 
was agreed to sustain fifteen missionaries, 
at an average allowance of $600 each ; 
and the other necessities of the field to 
be met by that Committee. It was ar- 
ranged that these brethren should report 
to the Board and the Committee. The 
reports so far received are very interest- 
ing, and show that a wide and effectual 
door is opened, though there are many 

We have an excellent brother in the 
capital of Texas, standing alone, in his 
uncorrupt loyalty. His reports are en- 
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dependence will, when bitter passions 
shall pass away, be honoured b^r greater 
success. Excellent brethren in New 
Orleans have organized a Presbytery ; 
or rather claim to be ^c Presbytery, 
left by the departure of schismatical 

Our ladies have not been unmindful 
of the wants of the missionaries, and 
have contribnted boxes valued at $19,- 
076,66. When we consider the compar- 
ative ease with which these benefactions 
are secured, and the reflex blessings 
which attend these simple efforts, we 
wonder why the extent of these labours 
is not greater, and why more of our 
congregations do not engage in a work 
so pleasant and so important. 

Conclusion. — The last year has been 
one of mercy. We have been enabled 
to increase the amount to the toiling 
missionaries — in some cases largely. 
They have been cheerful in the work. 
Some have seen Pentecostal seasons. 
Churches have been revived — edifices for 
worship and homes for their pastors 
have been erected and paid for. More 
than usual have become self-sustaining, 
and are added to the list of aid-giving. 
And who can measure the results of this 
year, whose account is closed till the 
judgment? Its hidden influence who 
can know? The conversion of one soul 
is a miracle of mercy ; multiply this by 
the whole number engaged in preaching, 
and who can reahze the niighty sum of 
this wonderful calculation? Shall the 
work stop here? Shall these men be 
recalled, or bidden to labour amid the 
discouragements of unrequited toil? 
God forbid I Thus far ours has been a 
missionary Church. We hold to the 
eminent duty of the Church, in her or- 
ganized capacity, to conduct all her mis- 
sions. The life of the Church is involved 
in all this. Is there reason for discour- 
agement? — surely not. The gold and 
suver are the Lord's^ and the cattle on a 
thousand hills. The Church can do all 
that her Lord bids her do. She has the 
means and the men for the service, and 
our Church can stand, where she has al- 
ways stood, in the foremost ranks of the 
advancing hosts of God's elect. 

IN JUNE. 1867. 

8nroD OF Baltdi oeb.— i^ of OarUtle—TroBtharg 
oh 5; Harrisburg ch 102 78; Barton ch £ 
Pby of Lewea—Hanokin ch />8. Pby of PoUh 
mao-^New York Av oh, Washington, D G, 
60 38 $290 16 

SnroD OP Bv7rAL0.~PBy of Bx^falo City— Totxb.- 
wanda ch 7 00 

trso* ot GhaoMO^— P(y cf B m mu B oo k Is- 

land Ist eh 30. Phy of GftieagK)— Sonth oh, 
Chicago 25 55 00 

Stnod of CiHcnnfATt.— P6y of ilfifamj — New 
Jersey ch 29 10. Pfty of jftdn^^Piqna ch, 
from Yonn^ Peoples Misa'y Soc^y, 16 50; 
RiishBylvania ch 3 60 49 20 

Stnod of Ilurois-— Pfcy of P«oria— Proepect ch 
63. Pby of £B(MioomM»— North Sangamon ch 
16 67 00 

Btnod of Ikdiava. — /% of /fMiummoto— Indian- 
apolis 3d ch 79 fiO, of which Sab-sch 25« 79 60 

SvyoD of Iowa.— Pt»y oj DuiAtqu»—lli\\o eh 4. 
Pby of rintor»— Rock Creek and Oxford chs 
14 18(10 

Omen of Kiwucet.— P^ tf XovwoiUe— Fourth 
ch, Louioville, from a member, 6. Pby af 
Trans^/tYwiia— Laurelch 4 15 9 15 

Stkod of Missouai.— ft^ <2f PDt/myra->Athen8 
ch 6 30; Summit ch 6. Pby of Upper ili%- 
•tmri— Union ch 10; Albany ch 10 31 30 

Stkod of Niw Jmwiy.— 7% of i^awm*— Pou»* 
ville ch 30. Pby of New ^rvfuwidt— Trenton 
4th oh. ft'om Mins Elisa Burk, 5. Pby of iV«w- 
ton— Maosfleld 1st oh 25 60 00 

StmodofNkw York— Pb^of Omnertieu/— Poimd- 
ridge ch 46; Patterson ch 34 08. Pby of Long 
/«/and— Amagansett ch 6 50; Smithtown en 
8 15. Pby o/iVos«au— Jamaica ch 81 10 174 83 

Stnod of NoaTHsax ItmuxA^—Pby of Crmofords- 
w7/s— Rockville ch lu UO 

Stmod of Ohio— P6i/ of jRicAtand— Lexin^on 
ch 17. Pby of Fixwfcr— Clark ch 7; Bast 
Hopewell and ^'a8hTille chs 26: Shreve ch 
1 : Berlin ch 8. Pby of Zan««vitfo— Madison 
oh 26; Pleasant Hill oh 8 60 92 20 

Sr^fOD OF Philadklphia.— Pby of EurUmgdon^' 
Perrysville ch, less exp charges, 43; Holli- 
-daysbnrK oh, semi an coll, 60; Luthersburg 
oh 10. Pby of Philaddphia Central- Second 
oh, half mo coll, 19 eo. Pby qf Philadelphia 
2d— Holmesburg ch Sab-soh, systematic benev 
plan, 8: Falls of Schuylkill ch U 60; Box- 
borough ch 7 14u 30 

Stjiod OF PiTTSDUKOH— P6j/ qf BlairsvUU—^ew 
Salem ch 54 83; Harrison City ch 6. Pby of 
OAio— Hopewell ch 14 48. Pby of SaltMburgh 
—Indiana oh 100; Warren ch 40 66 214 86 

Stnod of St. Paul.— P6y of S ifcnn«»oto— Har- 
mony and Glasgow chs 6 00 

Stscod of Sandcskt. — Pftyo/AficA»i/an— Benning- 
ton ch 13 60, of whicn 6 90 from Perry con- 
gregation. Pby of Western Heservo^Rer B B 
Moore 43 76 57 25 

STiroD OF 8. lowA^^Plw cf Fairfield— Ijiheny- 
Tiile oh 2 16; Bloomfleld oh 6. Pby of Iowa 
—Round Prairie ch 10 17 16 

ST^ODOFWmtKLiHO.— P6yo/ Wishington—Vfta^h- 
ington 1st ch 18 66; Canonsburg ch21; Up- 
per Ten Mile oh 36 74 66 

Stnod of Wisconsin —.-Pftj/ qf Dano— Platteville 
Qer oh 4 60; Rev O W Newell 5 9 60 

Total Receipts ft*oro ohorohes $1,411 25 

Mi8CSLLANZ0D8.—**A thank oflFer)nKl60; Myron 
Phelps and wife, Lewistown, In, lUO; John 
Milligan 2; Henry Brewster, Esq, Shirleys- 
burg, Pa. 6; Presbyterian 20 25; Mrs Foster, 
Oreensburg. Pa, 12 26 ; John Anderson, Esq. 
Anderson's Mills, Pa. 5 ; Interest 952 20 1246 70 
Lmacdcs.— Lejgacy of Eleanor G Scott, dec'd, 
late of Baltimore, Md, less tax, Ac 68 43 

Total Receipts in June, $2,726 38 

S. D. POWEL, Trenwrer, 
No, 907 Areh street, Philadelphia. 


1 box flrom ladies of Sing Sing ch, N T, ralaed 
at 142 00 

1 box ft'om ladies of Chestnut Hill oh, Pa, 
Talued at 230 oo 

$372 00 

No. 907 Arch Street. Philadelphia. 
<}brre0pomttn^ Secretary— Xsy. T. L. Jan aw at, D. D. 
g V s g Wi r gr ft t M oiB. P.Pown. 

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BOCBiu Aftirav; t%ai ii THmspoEi tai Loio of 

ixvo BIS BABTMf.— M«U. ix. 87, 88. 

Thus MHh Che Lo«», 
The labour of Egypt, mod merohMidiae of Ethio- 
And of tho fiBbeBni, men of tUture, 
8b«ll eomo over aoto thee, and they abaU be thine; 
The J vhalt come aft^r thee, 

Ib chains tney shall eome over. 
And they shall faAl down unto thee; 

They f>hall make sapplieatioD unto thee, 
Saying. Surely God is in thee. 

And there is none else, there is no god. 
Look anto me. and be ye saved, 

All the ends of the earth; 
Tor I am God, and there is none else. 

1 have sworn by myself. 
The word is f(one out of my mouth in righteous- 
ness, and shall not return. 
That onto me every knee shall bow. 
Every tongue shall swear. Isaiah xlv. 14, 22,23. 

The Future of the Negro Baee. 

An extract Jrom an address by Dr. Speer 
in connection with the closing exer- 
cises at Lincoln University, June V^th. 
There are three kinds of power exer- 
cised by man over bis fellows. There is 
physical power, the power of stronger 
muscle, or of material force ; intellecttlal 
power, the power of sharper wit, or of 
stronger ana clearer reasonmg faculties ; 
and moral |K)wer, the power of conscience, 
and of love, and of faith, and of pa- 
tience—what Mr. Spurgeon calls " heart 
power." This is the highest of all, the 
mightiest of all. This b that in which 
your race excels. You excel our race 
m it, and perhaps every other race. 

No one can tell for what God has 
coupled the Anglo-Saxon and the Negro 
races in this dual way for more than two 
centuries. The Egyptian civilization 
levelled and ploughed the soil of the 
world for the seed which a race of slaves, 
oppressed and despised then, was selected 
to sow, and till, and gather. The Ro- 
man civilization was but the unwitting 
iorce that in its turn hewed awav the 
forests, and made the roads, and broke 
up the ground, when the Lord called the 
slaves, of which the early Church was 
BO largely composed, to scatter the good 
ieed. And with all our pride, and all 
our riches, and all our advancements in 

science, and all our mighty power in tlw 
world, we may be nothmg but the Egypt 
or the Rome, that is now preparing the 
world for blessings which some race that 
we have oppressed and despised is to be 
tt|^ means of distributing ; wnose superior 
faith, and humility, and love, perfected 
in the su£ferings we have inflicted, have 
qualified them for the work, and pro- 
cured for them the Divine trust. 

The Anglo-Saxon is one of the most 
godless and terrible of races. I have 
seen cities in China where the Hindu 
had brought and propagated his be- 
numbing creed. There the swarthy 
Arab had built his mosque, and estab- 
lished his shrines of the false pro})het, 
to which pilprrims flowed from distant 
provinces. There the white-robed Par- 
see fire worshipper stood out near the 
river shore, beneath the trees, in the 
morning and eveninc, and was not 
ashamed to worship the rising and the 
setting sun as the most splendid symbol 
of the glory of God. There the French- 
man, and the Italian, and the Portuguese 
had transported their grosser fashion of 
Christianity, and numoered many con- 
verts, and reared many churches and 
religious and benevolent institutions! 
But there, for more than two hundred 
long years, our race traded and gathered 
immense wealth, and sent magnificent 
embassies, and yet never built one house 
that could testily to those heathen that 
we were not utter Atheists I I saw in 
the year 1848 the first house erected in 
China for Christian worship in our lan- 
guage. The East India Company sys- 
tciuutically banished religious influences 
and Christian ministers from all the im- 
mense and denst^ly-peopled lands under 
their control. Not to speak of other sins. 
we are now importing, by violence ana 
fraud, fifty millions of dollars worth of 
opium a year, to poison the active think- 
ina; people of China, and send them to 
hell. We are beggaring and ruining their 
empire. . As an antidote, we are adding 
half-a-dozen or a dozen to the petty 
missionary force, devoted men it is true, 
but only enough to be mere sentinels at 
a few posts along the vast populous 
coast. What the Lord God of justice 
will do with such an abominable race as 
we are, such apostles of bloodshed, and 
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exactly foretell. But certainly we are 
heaping up iudgments for the day of 
coming wrath. America has received, 
of late, a email portion of them. 

Would any other race of men have 
denied all religion for two centuries? I 
have beheld the piety of the soft inhabi- 
tants of the Sandwich Islands, and heard 
there of examples of it like one where 
a company of English oflSoers employed 
some native guides to pilot them to the 
volcano of Kelauea. When the evening 
came, as they all sat in the tent, pitched 
on the very brink of that awful image 
of " the lake of fire burning with brim- 
stone," they coaxed those guides to ex- 
hibit for their gratification some of the 
old lascivious heathen dances. The men 
turned away with shame. What was the 
surprise of the white party to see them 
after a while modestly unroll their Bible, 
and read together a chapter, and cam- 
mend themselves and their families and 
their foreign companions to the care of 
the all-present Grod, and then lie down 
trustfully to sleep I God has blessed 
those simple people. In that most try- 
ing mission to the cannibal Marquesian 
Islands, after English and French and 
American efforts had failed, the uncom- 
plaining patience, the goodness, the love, 
of these Hawaiians, whose appearance 
and character is not unlike that of the 
negroes of America, has triumphed I 

Cultivate, brethren of the African race, 
those natural traits of character, so 
ffreatly heightened by your centuries of 
bondage; and God, who has removed 
your shoulder from the burden and de- 
livered vour hands from the pots, will 
open beiore you a great work to perform 
for his mercy and for his truth's sake. 
Millions of vour own kind in this land 
await your labours ; and tens of millions 
in Africa. But "the field" that you 
must pray tor, and sympathize with, "is 
the world." There are no wretch^ pre- 
judices as the mere complexion to shut 
you from distracted, miserable Mexico. 
South America is as open to the negro as 
to the white preacher of the love of 
Christ Jesus. Black men hold undis- 
puted highplaces in society and in the 
church in France and in all the countries 
swept by the winds of the great Medi- 
terranean. We shall need you, when 
the Church begins to open its eyes to the 
stupendous extent of the missionary 
work required for China, India, and the 
other nations that compose together 
more than the one-half, nearer the two- 
thirds, of the whole of human kind ; and 
when she begins sincerely and actively 
to employ all her resources with the 
purpose to conquer the world £or Jssus. 

Grow, my brethren, in grace, and m 
the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ ; 
thoroughly furnish yourselves for every 
good work, by the complete mastery 
of every kind of useful learning within 
your reach ; especially of whatsoever 
tends to enable you to understand and 
preach the word of God, or to heal the 
sick, or to remove the darkness of human 
iterance and superstition, and so to fill 
Im world with holiness and happiness. 
You know not how great things Jesus 
may call you to do and to suffer for his 
sake and the Gentiles. 

What a Word from Jesus might Do. 

A young student, tall, ruddy-cheeked, 
bright, and esteemed by both teachers 
and fellows, returned to his home at the 
completion of his college course, stung, 
alas 1 with the poison of David Hume's 
infidelity. It oy degrees swelled and 
bloated and corrupted his whole nature. 
He became an incarnate pestilence, 
dreaded by the good, and unceasingly 
BUtfing his deadly falsehoods, to be in- 
haled by the unsuspicious and the 
young. But, vile and hateful as he was, 
a Gc3 of mercy could not let him go. 
He was scourged, after a time, with an 
agonizing disease. In one of its lone 
paroxysms, he raced, and wailed, and 
cursed himself and his God, in lan^age 
so like what a being from hell itself 
might be supposed to utter, that his own 
brother, wicked too, fled from the room 
in horror. So utterly miserable did he 
become, when the attack left him, pros- 
trated, that he be^an to think ; " Well, 
if my skepticism gives me so little com- 
fort in times of suffering, why should I 
force it upon others?" From that time 
he ceased to talk 'of it, but observed no 
change in the intensitv of bitter and 
scornful hatred to the Bible and Chris- 
tians. Years passed thus away. One 
lovely summer morning he was suddenly 
summoned to so to a town a score ot 
miles distant urom his home, to see a 
beloved sister who lay a dying. He 
mounted his horse, thinking to enjoy 
the sweet air of the early hours. Upon 
that ride he became a monument of 
Divine power and grace, almost like Saul 
of Tarsus. He sat upon the horse, con- 
scious of nothing uncommon in the deep 
blue of the firmament above, laden here 
and there with masses of bright cloud ; 
or in the plaintive warbling of the robin, 
and the soothing converse of the dove 
with her companion; or in the gentle 
buffets of the west wind. He heard no 
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to him as if in one minute, like the sud- 
den shilfting of a scene, his former 
c^nioDS fadied. and he was conscious of 
a strange and powerful conviction of the 
truth of Christianity and the gospel. 
Its completeness, its grandeur, its har- 
mony with nature and with all the deep 
necessities of the human soul, were so 
presented to his reason, that, instantly 
and for ever, every conceivable doubt 
and objection to it fled away. Imm^ 
diately there fell from his eves aa it had 
been scales, and he received sight forth- 
with. It was like the lifting up of a 
curtain that opened to the vision a grand 
prospect, before hidden from it ; or like 
a swift dissolving of clouds that have 
filled the heavens, and the illumina- 
tion of the whole scope of the horizon 
by the clear and pleasant light of the 
sun. That moment reversed the whole 
course of his life. With this complete 
intellectual conviction, there began to 
rise mouiries as to his relation to that 
God who had so wonderfully unveiled 
Himself to bis soul. The deep sense of 
sin flowed in ; the determination to ac- 
cept the Divine mercy oflered in the 
perfect atonement of Jesus Christ; and 
the purpose to solemnly consecrate him- 
sdf to God for time and for eternity. 
But all was deep, quiet, and within him> 
self; Ood and the soul transacting to* 
gether, without a thought of any human 
counsellor. After a time a Christian 
friend, observing something unusual in 
the young lawyer, ventured to converse 
with him. He was astonished to find 
the malignant infidel and scoffer trans- 
formed into an humble believer. He 
could not realize the thoroughness and 
permanence of the change, and proposed 
to furnish him with some works on the 
subject of the evidences of Christianity. 
"^o^' said the lawyer, almost with a 
flush of indignation, " my belief in God 
and the Bible is ten times stronger than 
any books in the world could make it. To 
read any man's arguments on the subject 
would itnpair it." Suffice it to sa^ herr, 

that Mr. soon connected himseli 

with the church in his native town, lived 
a spotlesa Christian life, and not long 
sgo Jesus that appeared unto him in the 
way, and gave unto him his sight, called 
him to receive a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, 
shall give not to him only, but unto all 
them also that love his appearing. 

A case like this ought to exert a mighty 
influence upon our faith. The «Jesu8 
that so many centuries ago appeared to 
the blaspleming young lawyer of Tarsus, 
on the nigh way near Damascus, is thd 

same that appeared to the blaspheming 
voung lawyer of S— , here in our own 
land. Many generations of men, as the 
flower of the ^rass, have withered and 
fallen and perished in the mean time, 
but like the word of the Lord on earth, 
so the Word of God in heaven, full of 
grace and truth, endure th for ever. In 
our to-dav, and in Paul's yesterday, and 
in the Church's for ever, He Lb "tha 

What prevents His speaking the sen- 
tence that shall smite down at mid-day 
t^ bitterrat persecutors ahve ? 

Whv are not our congregations shaken 
with the sensible power of His presence? 
How easily could He open the eves of 
thousands — with one touch, witn one 

Why tarrv the glorious promises to the 
Gentiles ? Christian brethren, let but the 
bceath of the Holy Spirit sweep, like a 
heavenly wind, over the hearts of man- 
kind; let the clouds be suddenly lifted 
that now hide the spiritual Sun and the 
heavens from their sight; simply let the 
intense conviction be breathea into the 
■ind that they are in the wrong way, 
and that their former ideas are false, 
and none but the "one God" of whom 
all the earth has heard through the joint 
witness of Judaism, Mohammedanism, 
and Christianity, can save them ; and the 
work is done I 

The power that at once transforms one 
soul, can as easily transform a communi- 
ty — a nation — a world I Do we believe 
this ? Do we feel it ? Do we pray with 
such faith ? 

Hymn for the Morning Honr. 
"Even Me." 

The first waking thought of the morn- 
ing ought to be sent heaven- ward* 
Wliile engaged in putting on the gar* 
ments, and other preparations for the 
duties of the day, the low singing of such 
a hymn as this is a delightful exercise. 
A tune composed, so far as we know, for 
these words, and admirably expressive 
of its tender devotional spirit, may be 
found in the "Children's Peaisb," 
published by our Board of Publication. 
Such words, and such music, ought to 
float through the chambers of the heart, 
and give their heavenly tone to the 
conversation and actions of all the day. 

Lord, I hear of show'rs of blenninga, 
Thou art ffcatfrim; fUU and free. 

Show'rs the thirsty land reiVeshing, 
Let some droppings (al*. on me. 

Even me. Even me. 
Lei some droppings ftUl on me. 

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Pass me not, O God, my Father, 
Sinftil tlU'uph my henrt may be: 

Thou might's t leave me, but the rather 
Let thy mercy Ught on roe: 

Even me. Even me. 
Let some droppings fall on roe. 

Pa'«9 me not, O migluv Spirit, 
Thou canf*t make tfie blind to see; 

Testify of Jesus' merit. 
Speak the wnnl of p<jwer to roe; 

Even me. Even me. 
Let some droppings fall on me. 

Hare 1 long in sin been sleeping. 

Long been Hli);hting, grieving Thee? 
Ha^ tiio world my hear; been keeping! 

Oh forgive and reH<'ue me I 
Even me. Even me. 

Let some droppings fall on me. 

Love of God, so pure and chaniceless ; 

Blood of Christ, po rich and tree ; 
Grnco of God, so rich and boundless; 

Magnify it all in me; 
Even me. Even me. 

Let some droppings fall on me. 

Forg^et not the Common School , 

The neglected condition of the com- 
mon schools in many towns and in coun- 
try districts should rouse the attention 
of the Presbyterian ministry. The paro- 
chial school has its own place of usefulness 
to occupy, and for some conclusive reasons 
it should be maintained wherever prac- 
ticable. But, even where this is the 
case, the common schools ought not to be 
neglected. The Annual Report of the 
Board says : " The greatest care should 
be taken to maintain the influence of the 
Presbyterian Church in that system; 
for the sake of its important bearing on 
the Church ; for the sake of the multi- 
tudes of children in the common schools, 
who are too often either uncared for as 
they should be, or else are led away un- 
der the influence of partial or false reli- 
gious teaching: and oecause sound edu- 
cation is one of the chief pledges of our 
nation's liberties, its unity, its prosperity, 
its influence over the less favoured na- 
tions of the earth. The eyes and the 
heart of every Presbyterian minister 
should be ever upon the common schools 
of his vicinity ; and his people should be 
made to feel the power of his sympathy 
and prayers in behalf of all the educa- 
tional influences about them. He should 
see that good and suitable men are ap- 
pointed as teachers, sustain them with 
nis counsels, and visit their schools; 
surest the best books for use; uphold 
their acts of discipline by his moral 
influence in the community; encourage 
the young to industry in study, obeoi- 
ence, and order, by spirited appeals to 
them; and aim to elevate toe cause 
of education, and extend its influence, in 
the region where he lives, by occasional 
public addresses on the subject" 

In one of the resolutions in relation 
to this Board, the last General Assemble 
sends its admonitions to ministers and 
elders on this subject, and urges their 
regard to these points, and to " the intro- 
duction of suitable books, and especially 
the Bible." 

JUNE, 1867. 


Ffty cf >l<6an^^West Milton ch, |4 9f 

Pi'V of i4//«7;i«»y--Plain Grove ch, 45 00 

Pbg of AUtgheny tt'fa/— North ch, 73 81 
Pf»/ of ^o/ttmore— Aisquith St ch, 2 66 

Phu qjT BlaivavUU—i^tkvitxxxiy ch, 10 30 

Pi'if of Bloomingtori— Union tiroTe ch, 3 00 

I*bi/ of Ond»matt -Serenth ch, Cincinnmti, 86 60 
/*f/ of ChtUic.4h9— Union ch, 5 40 

rf»y of CS:mn€c/icuf.— ThoinpsoDTille 1st ch, 6 00 
Pbtf of Clarion— Mt Tabor ch, 2 00 

Pbtf of iXins— Rev G W Newell, 8 00 

ply nf /funtoMcio/i— bethel ch, 10 00 

y% of iouw— Westminster ch. 18 86 
Pby of Long /«£anc(— Sag Harbor Ladies Eda- 

cation Society, 69 60 

Pby of /.ouim^o— Fourth ch. Louisville, 10 00 
Pfiy of Miehigan—Firfti Plymouth ch, 8 00 

Pbif of New JBrututoiek—Hi^hUitown ch, 11 (O 

Pby of Northumberland— Mwaoy ch, 10 76 

I'by of OA/o— Bethany ch. 51 76 

J*bu of Phitadetphia 2d— Chestnnt Hill ch 60; 

Doylestown cfi i:t; Catnsanqua ch 6 78 00 

Piy of ro^mioc— New York Av ch, 61 66 

PInfof Rarilan — Fleininj;ton ch, 10 00 

Pby of i?«btone— Brown vi lie ch, 14 00 

Pby of Sfiitjfeur^— Salt^burg ch, 66 25 
Pf>y of Waihiuqton—VaxrWQW ch. 6 28 

Pby of WiU Ktr^tnto— French Creek ch 9 81; 

Bull Creek ch 4 IS 81 
Pby of H'oostor-Berlin ch 6; Mt Eaton oh U 

•20 00 

Pby of Zane8v%U»—V\e9L^Mii Hill ch 2 50; M«v 

Goniwllsvilte ch 6; Madison ch 19 :£7 AO 

$731 03 


$23 00 

MvroD Phelps, Esq. and wife, Lewi^town, 111., 
100: Alexander Goy, M D^ OxTord, Ohio, 
special, 120 'J2J 00 

1976 91 

II. FuHD FOR Schools. Collxobs, ^. 

Pby of (>mi«»u6Mro— Heovelton ch, $6 00 

Pby of PhUadelphin CVnfrat— Central oh, from 
Matthew Newkirk. Esq,* 00 00 


Total amount acknowledged, |1/)31 92 

♦The collection from Central ch credited in 
May to Ministerial Education Fund was also for 
this Fund* noaking m all $210. 


LetUrs and Communication in regard to the ot^ 
ifcta of the BOARD OF EDUCATION may be ad- 
dressed to Rev. WiLUAM Spku, D.D., Correspond- 
ing Seoreuiry. No. 907 Arch Street, Philadelphia. 
Remittance* of money should be made to Wiuuit 
Main, Esq., tame iddrtM 

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Beoent Intelligenoe. 

M188IOH House, New York, \ 
July 15th, 1867. j 

The Lettebs received, of latest dates, 
•re from, — 

Lahor, April 29th; 
Dehra, April 22d; 
P«tcbabari, April 6U1; 
Ouiton. May 8th; 
MiDKpo, May 17th; 
Shanghai May 17th; 
Chefoo, May 3d: 
Tangchow, April 27th; 
Peking. April loth; 
Tokohama, Blay 23d; 
Corisco» April 18th; 
Benita, April 16th; 
BaranquilU, May 29th; 
Rio de Janeiro, May 24th; 
Sao Paulo, May 6th ; 
Ban Francisco, May 28th; 
Omaha. July 3d; 
Seminole, June 28th; 
Chippewa, June 29th. 

Notices of Missiohaeies. — The Rev. 
A. P. Happer, D.D., of the Canton 
Mission, arrived here on the 11th inst. 
He returns to this country to make 
arrangements for the education of his 
efaildren, but expects to go back to the 
work in which he has been long so effi- 
ciently engaged. Br. and Mrs. Kerr, of 
the same Mission, after spending some 
weeks in London with much benefit to 
Mrs. Kerr's health, expected to embark 
for this country on the 10th of July. 
They hope to return in a short time to 
Canton, where the Doctor's large hospi- 
tal work can but ill spare his presence. 
Mrs. Schneider, wife of the Rev. F. J. C. 
Schneider, of the Brazil Mission, and 
their Uttle son, arrived in this country 
about a month ago. Mr. Schneider re- 
mained at his post, but he will probably 
return also at an early day, to take 
the charge of his family. We regret to 
mention that Mrs. Schneider has received 
litUe benefit from the voyage ; she is in 
▼ery feeble health. The return of Dr, 

and Mrs. Hepburn to Yokohama is 
reports — see his letter in another col- 
umn. The arrival of Miss M. J. Brown 
at Tungchow is also reported. 

Converts ADMITTED TO the church- 
es. — Dr. Happer mentions the admission 
of three Chinese women to the church 
at Canton, a short time before bis leav- 
ing that city, making nine in all of those 
who were under the late Mrs. Happer's 
instruction, who have become the pro- 
fessed followers of Christ since her 
lamented death. The deep interest of 
this statement is obvious, and its great 
encouragement to faithful missionary 
labour. Mr. Dodd, writing on the loth 
of May, says: "During the past week 
there have been in Ningpo and the out- 
stations eleven adults baptized." Mr. 
McFarland reports the baptism of a 
Laos man at Petchaburi. He adds: 
'* We are rejoiced to see much close at- 
tention and evident feeling in our Sab- 
bath congregations. An occasional tear 
dropping down the cheek is something 
not often seen in a Siamese congrega- 
tion, and is evidence of the presence of 
the Spirit that cannot be mistaken." 

The Mission Treasury has received 
some noble gifts, intended to meet the 
present exigencies of the missionary 
cause. We may note $5000 from a gen- 
tleman, $1000 each from two gentlemen, 
$1000 each from two ladies, $500 from a 
gentleman, and a number of donations 
of smaller amounts from various sources. 
Among these was the gift of five dol- 
lars from a minister's wife, which must 
have required the exercise of real self- 
denial. These donations are under- 
stood to be in addition to the offerings 
in support of this cause, which these 
Christian friends usually make. We 
ieel assured that the supply of funds 
will be ample if our Christian people will 
but lay to heart the nature, progress, and 
promise of this work, as work for Christ, 
and for our fellow-men who do not 

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know the way of ealvation. The faith, 
the prayers, and the sympathy of the 
churches will prompt to enlarged gifts. 
We loiig to see the regular collections in 
all the congregations greatly increased. 

Hissionary Work in Japan. 

The Dictionary Fuhlished, 

Dr. J. C. Hepburn writes from Yoko- 
hama, May 23d, as follows : 

I send by Dr. Happer a copy of my 
Dictionary, a present to the Mission Li- 
brary. . . . This is part of the fruit« 
of my nearly eight years' work in Japan. 
I don't consider it perfect^ far from it, 
but I really think it is the best thing 
that could be done in the same time. 
It is the first in English, and will be a 
help to some in making a better. I re- 
gard it as the best kind of missionary 
work which I could have done for Japan 
under the circumstances. It will be, 
indirectly, a great help to the missionary 
work in this land. It is not preaching 
the gospel, but it will furnish words to 
the preacher, and help him in learning 
the language. But you know all this 
without my telling you. 

I am very glad to get back to my 
home, and thankful to our Heavenly 
Father who has kept me from all evil, 
and helped me to do what I have done. 
To him alone belongs all the praise. 

I am glad the book has been published 
without trenching upon the funds oL the 
Board. I am not yet able to say how 
much it will cost, not until Mr. Gamble 
has rendered to me all his accounts. I 
have paid out for composition alone some 
tburteen hundred dollars. The book 
will pay for itselt I don't expect to 
make anything by it in a pecuniary 
way, and will be thankful if no one loses by 
it. Mr. W will run the risk of loss. 

Translating the Sacred Scriptures into 
I hope now to turn my attention to 
translating the Scriptures. This I in- 
tend to give myself to. It is time some- 
thing was done in this direction. I am 
sorry Mr. Brown leaves us. I had 
hoped to have him join us in this work. 
Messrs. Ballach, Thompson, and myself 
will unite, and prosecute the work, and 
do the best we can. Perhaps Mr. Ver- 
beck of Nagasaki may join us. 

A Ik-act in Japanese FrirUed. 
The tract that I had translated and 
cut on blocks some three or four years 

ago. I have revised, and Mr. Gamble is 
now printing it off. It is a translation 
of one of Dr. McCartee's best tracts, 
and contains a short dissertation on the 
fundamental truths of Christianity, a« 
" God is a spirit. There is but one God." 
"The creation of the heavens and earth." 
"God made all nations of one blood." 
" It is appointed unto men once to die, 
but after this the judgment." " AH na- 
tions have forgotten God." "None 
righteous, no not one." '* What must I 
do to be saved?" "God so loved the 
world," <fec. " Come unto me all ye that 
labour," <fec. " How shall we escape if* 
we neglect so great salvation." I send 
you a copy of this tract. It is the first 
thing of the kind, and I trust may be 
made a blessing to some of this benignted 

More Men wanted for Japan. 

It will not be long before this country 
is fully open to the gospel, and there 
should be men in the field to enter on 
the great work of preaching the gospel. 
The harvest is ripe. " Sfend the la- 
bourers," is our daily prayer. The 
Jesuits are exceedingly active and busy 
here, they are wonderfully wise, they 
have got most of the Government schools 
now in their own hands. The French 
Government is lending all its power to 
the beast. 

As ever your friend and brother, 

J. C. Hepburn. 

Missionary Work at Chefoo. 

The Oirls' Boarding -School. 

Under date of May Ist, at Chefoo, 
China, Mrs. Corbett writes the following 
letter, giving particular information of 
much interest concemitig missionary 
matters at that station. 

My Dear Friend, — You requested me 
to give you some account of the girls* 
boarding-school at Chefoo. It has only 
been in operation two months, and we 
have as yet but six scholars. Still we 
are thankful that a beginning has been 
made. When permission was granted to 
open the school, we had no accommoda- 
tions for the girls. Land had to be pur- 
chased and buildings erected. All this 
took time. 

When I wrote to you asking for 
funds to support the school, we hoped 
to have haa it in operation much 
sooner, and I intended to take charge 
of it myself till Miss Downing was 
more advanced in the language, but 
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take cbai^ of it fVom the beginning. 
In future, you may expect all reports 
concerning this school to come from 
Miss Downing's pen. She has now 
been with us a vear, and has given 
almost all her time and strength to 
study. We fear she has confined her- 
self too closely, but hope much from the 
Tariety and interest the care of the 
school will naturally give her. Con- 
stantly engaged at one study is dull 
work. We have all found the first year 
in China apparently much longer than 
those which follow. 

Mr. Corbett bought a piece of land 
adjoining the lot on which our own 
house stands. School buildings were 
erected, and now the men are Dusy at 
workjputting up a chapel on the same 
lot. The girls' school building is seventy- 
two feet long — a narrow building, only 
one story high. There is a school- 
room, four sleeping-rooms, and a dining- 
room. It is only intended to accommo- 
date twelve girls, with their teacher and 
matron. The two latter are both church 
members — a roan and his wife from 
Tungchow — whose services we were 
very glad to secure. 

Notices of the Scholars. 

They brought with them their daugh- 
ter, who is now almost grown ; she is 
also a member of the church, and 
exerts a very good influence over the 
younger pupils. She was formerly a 
member of Mrs. Nevius' school at Tung- 
chow, one in whom she was very much 
interested, named Shong-Yuin. She 
is a sweet singer, and can lead the 
other girls in this exercise, which is 
a great assistance. She will be with us 
four years, is engaged to be married 
at the end of that time to a Christian 
young man, a member of Mr. Mateer's 
school, at Tungchow. . . . 

There is another little girl in the 
school who is somewhat advanced in 
her studies; has been with foreigners 
several years. Her mother is my little 
daughter's nurse, and I have spent 
much time in teaching her since she 
has been in our family. Then we have 
Mr. Wong, our elder's daughter, and 
three others from the neighbourhood 
whose parents are very poor, and 
broagbt their children to us merely for 
the sake of the temporal benefit they 
would receive. These five are quite 
young — ages varying from eight to 
Imperfect Motive — Case of Opposition 

— How the scholars spetid the time — 

Happy and Contented. 

The parents of one of the little girls 

fftve us a great deal of trouble at first, 
y trying to coax the child away, and 
refusing lo let her come back when at 
home. It was evident that thev only 
intended to let the child May till she had 
a new suit of clothes, and then take her 
from us. They have ceased to annoy us, 
and seem to be well satisfied to let her 

The father of two of the girls got a 
dreadful beating from his brother for 
bringing his children here, and was very 
anxious to take them away to save 
further trouble. This was, of course, 
not allowed, and the ditficulty seems to 
be settled for the present No other 
girls have as yet been secured, and we 
fear it will be some time before the pre- 
judice against educating women will be 
so far overcome as to allow them to 
come readily. 

. The jzirls spend four hours every fore- 
noon with their native teacher, and two 
in the afternoon, in learning to sing, and 
reciting their lessons to Miss Downing. 
They also attend two religious exercises 
daily. The remainder of the time is oc- 
cupied in cooking their food, learning to 
sew, and doing household work. 

They all seem happy and contented; 
have rosy cheeks, and sparkling black 
eyes. If it were not that they have 
the hair shaved from the forehead, and 
wear the remainder tied in a knot with 
a red string, nearly on the top of the 
head, we sliould toink some of them 
quite handsome. 

The Boys' School—The Native Church 

— A Blind man led to Christ in an 

unknown way. 

We have no trouble in getting boys 
for our day-school. I spend some time 
with them every day, and find it very 

We all have our hands full of work 
now, and are glad of it. Mr. Corbett 
is very busy, and has been greatly en- 
couraged in his work. The native 
church now numbers twenty-four, and 
there are inquirers here almost con- 

There has been one baptism since the 
date of Mr. Corbett's last letter, that of 
a blind man, whose case is very interest- 
ing. . . . The lovely scenes of earth are 
veiled from him, but we trust he now 
has light in his own soul. He has 
hired himself to grind in a mill six days 
in the week. The only compensation 
being his food, and the privilege of keep- 
ing the Sabbath. He esteems it a great 
blessing to be allowed to attend the 
Sabbatn services. His former home 
was one hundred milee distant. His 

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wife and children were killed by the 
rebels, a few years ago, and all his pro- 
perty destroyed. He had not, at that 
time, lost his sight, bat in trying to 
escape was overheated, took a cold, 
which aflected his eyes, and has not 
been able to see since that time. When 
on his wa>^ to this place he was thrown 
into a ravine by some wicked men and 
left to die ; was afterwards saved by a 
passing mulateer, and led to this city. 
When feeling around for an inn, he 
came to one where one of our native 
Christians was stopping. This man 
took him in, told him of Jesus, and 
brought him here for instruction. He 
soon became interested, and is now, we 
hope, a child of God. 

OratefiU Review — A Pleasant Home. 

When we look back and see the 
changes which have U^qh place in our 
Sabbath audiences, we cannot but sav, 
"What hath God wrought?" It is but 
little over two years since Mr. Corbett 
commenced talking to the people. Then 
we held our sei-vices in our own sitting- 
room, and were delighted when two 
or three besides our servants were pre- 
sent. The numbers, however, gradually 
increased. Last summer, w^en this 
house was built, the study was made 
larger than any of the other rooms, 
as we thought it would hold all who 
came on the Sabbath. It was soon full 
to overflowing. Then the school-room 
was built larger than necessary for the 
present number of girls, so' that it 
might arfswer for a chapel as well. We 
worship there now, but are very much 
crowded. There are about one hundred 
present every Sabbath — not passing 
travellers, but persons who come on 
purpose to hear. The new chapel will 
seat about two hundred. We are sure 
it will not be large enough, if the audi- 
ences continue to increase as they have 
done in the past; indeed we hope it will 

I wish you could visit our mission 
premises; we have, indeed, a delightful 
situation, not only as regards health and 
comfort, but as affording ample opportuni- 
ties for work. It is as a " city set on a 
hill," and I trust " the light is not hid." 
You are aware that the house is built 
on a hill side, overlooking the harbour 
and city of Chefoo. The view from our 
windows is beautiful. We are all well, 
and are hoping that by this time we 
have become fully acclimated. 

With sincere regards. 

Yours very truly, 

L. C. Corbett. 

Misiionary Life in India. 


An Odd Text, 

We had a longer march - than usnal 
before us that day, and from the map it 
was evident that villages were not abun- 
dant near the road. It was then a ques- 
tion what we had better do. If we 
should leave our families to go in our 
carriages, and walk ourselves, the ten or 
twelve miles distance would be so much 
lengthened out by wandering off to vil- 
lages far from the road, as to become 
dreadfully laborious. On the other hand, 
if we continued in our carriages there 
would probably be few opportunities to 
preach that day. 

Brother B. and I compromised the 
matter by packing both our families into 
one carriage, and taking the other our- 
selves ; we started from the encampment, 
and rode out some miles, to a spot where 
villages were visible from the road in 
both directions. Here we alighted, send- 
ing our conveyance some three miles far- 
ther up the road, there to wait for us. 
We then separated, one to make a semi- 
circle among the villages to the south of 
the road, the other among those to the 
north. The one who first returned to 
the road was to wait for the other, and 
then both drive into camp together. 

I went firat to a village of some two 
hundred inhabitants, where I preached 
to a quiet but most unappreciative au- 
dience of twenty men and boys. Leaving 
them I saw what appeared to be a village, 
distant a mile and a half, over a level 
and rather barren plain. Making my 
way across this, I met a young man 
weeding in a field, to whom I commenced 
talking. An older man, working near 
by, soon joined us, and I tried to tell 
them of their immortal destiny, and of 
the necessity of making some preparation 
for the solemn journey. But oh the 
ignorance and vacuity of those minds! 
" Possibly there might be a God — . r 
inany * * We do not die; — well, on 
second thoughts perhaps we do * * You 
say we are sinners : Heaven only knows : 
how can we tell ? * * Why should God 
be angry with us, we have never eaten 
food touched by a Christian ? * * There 
are many religions in the world, how 
should poor people know how many are 
true ? Ours is good enough for us and 

our Look out, Lachhman! there go 

your sheep into the wheat field !" 

It was curious to see with what^r- 

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ost^noe the old man, all the time I waA 
talking to him, kept a corner of an eye 

00 the movements of some gaunt sheen, 
which were gradually sidling up towaras 
the patch of green wheat. Evidently 
the preaching of Paul or Apollos would 
have comforted him little if any harm 
had come to his grain. 

The village on nearing it proved to be 
a hamlet of some thirty or forty inhabi- 
tants. The men were scattered off m 
in the fields, and the women in such 
cai>es will not listen, so I turned aside to 
a group of men near by who were mend- 
ing a well 

I tried various ways of engaging their 
attention but all in vain. They were too 
busy — they were poor people — if they 
did not work where would their bread 
come from? Besides why should they 
trouble themselves about such a far 
awav, abstruse matter as religion ; their 
Brafimans knew about it, and that was 

All this was discouraging, certainly. 

1 had had a long hot walk to get to 
this place, here were plenty of people to 
talk to, only they would not listen to 
me. My old Professor used to say, meta- 
phorically I suppose, that he would 
preach standing on his head, if people 
would not hear him anv other way. 
Now this might do in one s own tongue, 
but to make an address in a foreign lan- 
guage in that position would have been 
rather difficult, and, although I saw that 
was iust what was wanted, I was com- 
pelled to pass that by. I knew very 
well that if^a couple of naulch girls shoulS 
happen around there, no more woric 
would be done till the dancing ended, 
and that their industry was only as- 
sumed for the occasion. 

I happened to have a little mariner's 
compass in my pocket, which I had used 
sometimes to direct my wanderings over 
these roadless plains. Showing this to 
one or two, I soon had the rest about 
me, eyes and mouth open. I told them 
they were ready enough to worsliin an 
old piece of sandstone with a blotcn or 
two of red paint on it, but where was 
the idol which could show as much sign 
of intelligence as this needle I showed 
them that this bit of insensate metal 
however it were turned about alwaya 
reverted to its true position — knew its 
tru«* course and kept it ; but they, whom 
God had created reasonable beings, never 
tiiougat of keeping to the true way — 
tared not even to inquire for it — daily 
wandered farther and farther from it. 
That all around us we could see every- 
thing fulfilling the object of its creation. 

Man alone is carele«e of duty, rebellious, 
ungrateful. That their common objec- 
tion, that all religions were equally good, 
was palpably absurd. I depended upon 
this instrument to inform me in which 
direction lay my road, and Ood had given 
it the qualities of a trustworthy guide, 
but if 1 had several of these instrunienta 
with me, and each should point out the 
North in a different part of'^the heavens, 
how could 1 ever hope to arrive at my 
destination by following any of them? 
That it would at least become me to find 
out which one of them all was true. 

In short, the eager ring of curious, as* 
sentin^ listeners who remained for some 
time listening to such remarks as these, 
showed that as in the days of the Great 
Teacher, so now no truth so comes home 
to the ignorant common people as that 
which is taught by a parable or an illus- 

On my way back to the road I preached 
in another village, but learning that some 
of the catechists had been there earlier 
in the day I did not remain long. Ar- 
riving at the carriage 1 found my col- 
league had not arrived, so taking a book 
and a biscuit, provided for the occasion, 
I sat down to await his return. Hour 
after hour passed, until I began to think 
longinglv of the breakfast awaiting me 
two or three miles away. At one o'clock 
a message came that I need wait no 
longer on my companion, he having al- 
ready reached the camp by a different 
route, deceived by some villagers as to 
the direction in which our meeting place 

( To be concluded.) 

A Chnroh formed among the Creeks. 

The Rev. J. R. Ramsay writes as 
follows, under date of May 27th. 

" In regard to the organization of the 
Creek church, . . . Brother Robertson 
and I both participated in it. We pro- 
ceeded to Choski on . Saturday before 
New Year. Brother Robertson preached 
on Saturday night, after which an invi- 
tation was given to any old members of 
the Creek church who might be present, 
and also to any who might wish to unite- 
for the first time with the church, to 
meet with us for that purpose. The 
weather was very cold and stormy, and 
hut few attended. Five persons pre- 
sented themselves as candidates to form 
the new organization. Three of them 
old members and two new candidates. 
Sandford Ferryman being one of the 

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number received, was then nnanimonsly 
chosen as ruling elder. On Sabbath 1 
preached, after which Brother Robeitson 
administered the ordinance of Baptism 
to two infants, Mr, Ferryman's and mine. 
I then baptized the two candidates who 
had been received. We then ordained 
Mr. Ferryman as ruling elder. The 
first Muskokee church was thus re-organ- 
ized and the exercises concluded by the 
administration of the Lord's Supper. 

At a subsequent communion season 
held at Tallahassee, five persons were 
added to the Creek church, three on ex- 
amination, all of them were old member^, 
and two on certificate ; so that the church 
now numbers ten members. This is as 
near as I can remember what has trans- 
pired in that organization. I am sorry 
not to be able to give a more encour- 
aging account of it. There were more 
than one hundred members of this church 
including Tallahassee and EowetAh when 
the war commenced, but they have been 
dreadfully scattered and torn. The two 

native preachers with Brother 

went with the Rebellion, and with them 
quite a number of the members. One of 
toe native preachers, Brother Winslett, 
died during the war." 

Power of the Bible alone. 

{Letter from Signer Oregori, Evangelist 

at ifaples, to the editor of the " Eco 

Delia Verita:') 

Naples, 25th Feb., 1867. 

On one of the days of the week of 
prayer, on returning home I found three 
countrymen awaiting me. On asking 
the object of their visit, they told me 
that they came to make the acquaint- 
ance of an evangelical minister, to be in- 
structed as to the institution of the 
Lord's Supper, and to break bread with 
their breturen of Naples. They added 
they had long desired to come, but had 
been unable ; but having practised some 
economy, had got the means of coming, 
but had to leave again next day. 

I asked them what they meant by 
*' breaking bread/' which they seemed to 
have so much at heart, and they told me 
with many digressions what 1 will now 
try to abridge. "Reverend sir, it is 
now three years since by chance a friend 
cave to one of us an almanac, the Arnica 
ai Caso. We did not read, we devoured 
it ; we had never read so interesting a 
book — what most pleased us were cer- 
tain verses of the Bible printed opposite 
the days of the month — beautiful words, 
truly comforting and penetrating to the 
heart. But these few verses only gave 

us a longing desire to read the whole of 
sacred Scripture ; but how could we find 
it? We thought of going to Benevento 
(we reside 12 miles from it); but on 
going from one bookseller there to an- 
other we could not find what we wanted. 
We then gave commission to one to 
order it for us, and on returning to Ben- 
evento after an interval we found the 
book of God. Gladly we returned to 
onr homes, and thenceforward not a day 
passed that we did not search the word 
of the Lord. As we read it. passing 
from hand to hand, our eyes were 
opened. Here we have seen tnat there 
is not salvation in any other than Christ ; 
because He alone has borne our sins on 
the cross to make us die to sin and rise 
to newness of life ; that Christ has fully 
saved us by the sole sacrifice of Himself 
offered on Calvary; without His sacrifice 
needinc to be renewed ; that we ought 
to confess mutually the faults we have 
committed against each other, and con- 
fess ourselves to God, who alone in 
Christ Jesus will and can pardon us. 
In one word, reading this sacred book, 
we felt we could not any more conform 
to the errors that for so long a time had 
been taught us, and thus we ceased 
to attend the papal worship, and read 
the word of God at home and prayed. 
One thing only troubled us — the institu- 
tion of the Lord's Supper. Having been 
instituted by Christ as a commemoration, 
it appeared to us that we ought to cele- 
brate it: but how? It is on this ac- 
count we have come to you, that you 
may tell us something about this insti- 
tution, and that if possible you may 
allow us to break bread with you before 
we leave, according to the example of 
the apostles.'' 

You may imagine my surprise and 
joy ! I had before me three poor coun- 
try labourers, who, without any one 
having taught them, with no book of 
polemics, but with the Bible alone and 
the help of the Spint of God, had come 
to the knowledge of the truth as it is in 
Jesus. With the word of God alone 
they had learned to condemn the Mass, 
auricular confession, the worship of Mary 
and the saints, pretended papal infalli- 
bility, pui^tory Ac. I learned also 
from ray visitors that their families were 
also of their faith, and desired to partake 
of the Lord's Supper, but had not been 
able to come to Naples. I explained to 
them the sacrament of the Supper, 
and said that as their families also were 
evangelical, it would be better that I 
should visit them, and celebrate with 
them all together the commemoration of 

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the death of our Saviour. They g^ave 
me their address, and as I promised 
to go as soon as possible, tney left 

At the end of last month I set out for 
Benevento. I was a little uncertain as 
to the issue of my journey, as the 
province to which I was going was not 
long since one of the most infested by 
brigands, and some of my friends in 
Naples did not wish me to go, suspectc 
iDg that the visit was a trap to draw me 
into the toils of the brigands. My im- 
pression was different, U>t no one could 
speak as these men had spoken to me 
whose hearts were not full of the Sa- 
viour. Having arrived at Benevento, 
the first person I saw on alic^hting at the 
inn was one of the friends who had come 
to Naples. He had come with one of 
his brothers to meet me. We slept at 
Benevento, and early next morning 
we started for Fragneto, and from thence 
walked the three miles that separate 
itfrom Fragneto 1' Abate (or Fragnetiello), 
the end of my journey. 

To tell you the welcome I received 
from these four evangelical families (for 
that was their number) is impossible. 
If their father had arrived, or a beloved 
relative after long absence, a warmer 
oould not have been given. But I most 
tell you the condition and circumstances 
of these brethren of ours. Three of 
them are brothers german, two carpen- 
ters, and one a baker of macaroni : each 
of these has a wite and children. They 
ire not rich, but live by their trade. 
Still the house they live in belongs 
to them, with a small garden; and tbus 
they live contentedly and honestly by 
their labours. Yet the two days I spent 
with them they made holidays ; notmnff 
was done but converse — and here I 
ought to say that I have rarely found 
any persons coming out from Romanism 
with 80 profound a knowledge as they 
possesjea of Scripture, not only of the 
Kew, but also of the Old Testament. 
Another evangelical family is that of 
a Uwyer, consisting only of himself and 
his daughter — a well educated person, 
who conducts the female school. 

It is not to be supposed that our 
brethren were left in peace by the priests ; 
on the contrary, they had long discus- 
sions with them, both verbally and in 
writins. The eldest of the brethren has 
a brother-in-law, a firiar, who having re- 
turned to the district in the end of 1866, 
took every opportunity of disputing 
with his sister and her husband. But 
the worthy friar having had his mouth 
!«hut several times, set himself to discus^ 

the matter with his eldest nephew, a 
quick, intelligent boy of sixteen, but 
this lad also soon silenced him. Irri- 
tated at this, the friar began to start 
infidel objections to the Scriptures, and 
gave, as one example of the contiidic- 
tions of the sacrea writers, that while 
one evangelist says it was yet dark 
when Mary Magdalene went to the sepul- 
chre of Christ, another says that when she 
went to the sepulchre, the sun had al- 
ready begun to shine. When asked to 
explain this, the youth was at first a 
little taken aback, but after reflecting a 
few seconds, answered, "There is no 
contradiction ; when the Magdalene went 
out it was yet dark physically, but the 
Sun of P%ignteou8ncs8. Jesus Christ, had 
already risen from the dead, and hence 
it is said the sun had already begun to 
shine." If this gives you an idea of the 
vivacity of the youth's imagination, 
it also proves the ignorance of the friar, 
who was quite amazed at the answer, 
and had not a word to say. 

I held two meetings at Fragneto 
r Abate in the house of the lawyer ; at 
the second we celebrated the Lord's 
Supper, being ten in number, four 
women, one of them the schoolmistress, 
and six men, myself included. At first I 
hesitated whether to administer the ordi- 
nance or not ; but I found myself in the 
position of Peter at the house of Corne- 
lius — who was I that I should not pve 
the Supper to those who had received 
the Lord Jesus? 

By a letter received yesterday evening 
from these dear brethren, I have heard 
that the clergy have been on the watch ; 
that they have accused them of holding 
political meetings. The delegate of po- 
lice had gone with carabineers to verify 
the matter, but had been obliged to ac- 
knowledge the falsity of the accusation. 
The schoolmistress had beeii obliged to 
send in her resignation, which had not 
been accepted by the Prefect of Beneven- 
to and the School Committee; but the 
number of children had diminished, and 
those dear brethren will now have the 
baptism of trial. Let us pray the Lord 
that they may sustain it. 

I shall soon return to visit them, and 
then shall send you further details. I 
am sure you will bless God for having 
blessed tne Almanac, The "Arnica en 
Casa," and made it the means of con- 
ducting some souls to the truth. G.Q. — 
A Voice from Italy t April, 1867. 

Erratum. — For General Estimation 
of Expenses, on page 154, of our last 
No. read General Fist imate of Expenses, 

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Ih June, 1867. 

Stkod of Albakt.—^ of iifMny— Amster- 
dam VillA^e ch 8P: 3d ch, AlbAoy 1^ mix 
Hamilton Union ch 31 61; Schenectady ch, 
for debt 80 96: Suite at ch, AlUny 1)0 484 27 

Btnod of ALLKonKWT^-Pfrv of AHcqhmy Cittt-' 
Bridgcwnter 8ab-»ch. for Tungchow 4(». rbg 
of AUeghenif—VoTih Batler ch 6 46 00 

8TH0D OF BALTOiofti.— Pby «f BalHmnrt Second 
ch Sab-8oh, Baltimore 76; Annapolif ch 60; 
Aisquith Mt ch, Baltimore 68. Phy ofCarliste— 
Silver Spring ch. interent on Jas Graham *fi 
estate 26; Barton ch 10: Big Spring eh 194 10; 
Hftgerstown ch 40: HarrisburK ch 260 78. 
Pby of Fotumao-^y Y are ch, Waflhington, D 
C 6() 37 783 2» 

SmoD OF Buffalo^— /%y of O^nesee River— Cen- 
tral ch, Geneseo 30. Pby ofOgdenabttrg—KoB- 
8ie ch Sab-sch 2 30 32 30 

BnvoD OF CmcA(to,—Phjfqf Rock Biwi^-^terMng 
Sab-ach, ill, for Lodiana Orphans 40; Young 
Preacher, for Lodian Sanitarium 20 CO no 

8T90D OF CiwciKKATi.— i% of ChiiUcothe—ExWs' 
boro ch 131 65,Sab-9ch toed child atSabatliu 
lii>). Pby of Cinemnatt — Lebanon 8alrt*ch 10; 
Somerset ch 13 .^d; 7ih ch. Cincinnati, mo 
con 11. Pby of Oj/ord— Hamilton ch, bal 11: 
Venice ch 6t) 40. Pby of Sidn^/—P\quB Sab- 
sch 16 60; Salom ch 8 4ul 70 

Sthodof iLUHOUd— fUr o/JEKoomtn^ton—Waynea- 
Tille Bab-sch 1 60; Towanda Sab-9ch 8. Pby 
of PaU8tin&-'iievr Hope ch 6 60 16 00 

Stkod of Iowa— P6jf cf Owlor— Falrvlew ch, a 
member 2; Summit oh 20. Pby qf Dubuque 
— Frankville Sab-i*Ch 3 08 25 08 

Stxod of Kii<TiJCKT.r-P&y of TranMylvania— 
Harrodflburg ch, a Friend 10; Paint Lick ch 
CO 70 00 

flmoD OF Nwr JmaMT,—Pby of Bwlingtett—Vro' 
Tidencech 2. Pby of Luzerne — Pottsville ch 
31. Pby <if MormwiUk — Jamenburg ch 'JO, for 
Liberia 10, to con Isaac 8 Biiclcelew Life 
member, Pby of New Brunswiek— First ch, 
Hew Brunswick mo con 28 60; Trenton 4th 
ch, Mi-8 Elissa Burk 5. Pbt/ of Ptueaie-^ 
Orange ch, mo con 76 67; Wickliffe ch, mo 
con I i 09: 3d ch, Newark,'y Soo'y of 
Sab-sch to sup Rev J WilHon.Siam 2f)7 42, mo 
con 29 69. Pby of SuMuehanna — Troy Sab- 
sch. for Rio chapel 2(»; Wyalo^ing ch, to con 
Rot D Cook L\fe member 60; Towanda Sah- 
sch 6'J 623 27 

8tkoi>of N«wYomK.--/^o/Hitti»»— Monticello 
Sab-sch 20; Florida ch 1«>; Hopewell ch lo; 
Monroe ch. Mrs C B King 6. Pby of Long 
/«/and— A maganseit ch 0; I'd ch. Huntingdon 
mo con II, ^b-sch .3(i; Millville ch. Young 
People's Prayer Meeting 22 7o. Pby of Nassau 
— Astoria ch mo con 39 11; Genevan oh, 
Brooklyn, mo con 42 68; South .td ftreot ch. 
Wmnburg 42 83; Ger ch. W'msburg. Ladies' 
Miss'y Soc'y 16: Jamaica ch mo con 46 •6. 
Pby of New ForJl— Forty-second st ch, New 
York mo con 30 92; Brick ch mo con 93 76; 
1st ch, Jen*ey City, mo con 85 66 ; 1st ch. New 
York, mo con 176 36; Palisades ch Sal>-sch 
80; C'helfea ch mo con i:<S. Pby of New York 
2ci— Wa.<*hington Heights ch 'J3; Oreenbur^ 
South ch 1U6 68 884 67 

Stmod of Nosthieh Iitdiahaw— Pby o/fbri Wayne 
—Albion ch 6 03 

Stkod OF Omo.—Pby o/ IfaHoti— Wyandott ch 6. 
Pby of M^MSfer— Dalton ch, to con Asa Cook 
Life member 43 46. Pbu of ^iM-wi/te— Plea- 
sant Hill ch 29 26; BnfDilooh a K6 I07 56 

Btkodof PBn.tMi.FHiAw—/ty tjf XXmaggf— BellO" 
Tue ch 85 *»: Leacock ch 78 W; Sir&sburg 
Oh 27 22. PbyofHi m angdon-hsAd Eagle cS 

1 80; Ciirwinsville ch 60; Luthersburg ch 10. 
Pby of Neto Cb«M<— New London cli Benevt 
Fund 12i». i hy of Nortkumbcrlayid'- Jersey 
Shore ch 45 27: Moorsbnrg ch Fem Mi«'9'v 
Socy 9. liry of PhikuMpMa—Tenth ch. Phil- 
adelphia, mo coll 44; Inft Sab-wh of South 
oh PhWa, 66. Pby of FhUadelphia Central— 
Second ch. PhUo, half mo coll 19 80; Ken- 
sington ch Sab-sch M2 4r»; Cohocksink ch 20; 
do, Gaston Memorial Soc'y 20 627 7T 

Stkod of Pirrssiniau —Pby of BlairsvUle—9o\ie 
Run ch 86 60; Pleasant Grove ch /I; Beulah 
ch 18 85; Salem ch 15 80. Pby of Ctaritm— 
Hethesda ch 10; New Bethlehem ch fl 50; 
Rockland ch 8. Pby of OWo— Pittsburg 6ih 
ch 170 93; Eai"t Liberty Sab-sch 166 07 ; Sab- 
sch 4th ch, Pittsburg, dying bequest of Cora 
Anderson 10. Pby of i2«i«to»c— ConnelI.««ville 
ch 80. Pby of Snitsburg— Concord Snb-sch 7 60 
Eldersridee ch 34 60: West Lebanon eh 14; 
(iilgal and Marion chs Ladies' Misu'y Soc'y 
38 50: Bethel ch 26 718 65 

Stkod of St. Paul.- f*y of St i\itrf— Westmin- 
ster Sab-ech, Minneapolis 10 18 

Stkod OF SAKD(r8KT^-Pfry(>fP1tfKU(i3f— Patterson 
ch 6. Pby of Michigan — Lyon ch 26 31 00 

Sykod OFSoiTTHxmK luwA— i^'v o/ /vtpo— Roood 
Prairie ch 6, Rer N A Barclay 6. Mfy <^Mi»- 
souH £tv«r— Glenwood Sab-sch 2 26 12 25 

Stkod of Whuijko— P6v 0/ SteubenvUU— First 
ch, Steubenville Inft Sab-!>r'h for .Ningpo 10; 
New Hagerntown ch 20, Sab-sch for debt 9; 
New Cumberland ch 8; Big Spring ch 10: 
Eai«t SpringHeld ch for dvbt 8; Minerva ch 
14: Still Fork ch 7. Pby of St aairsvitle— 
Graodviewch 11; Brownsville ch 7 70: Crab 
Apple ch 1 05. Pby of HVwAwjrton— West 
Alexander ch Sab-sch for debt 16; Ist ch, 
Washington, 116 90; Wheeling 3d ch 17 50 

256 14 

Stkod of Wiscohsiv^— P(y qf Z>afM— Platterille 
Oer ch 1 75 

Total receired flrom ohnrches, $6,196 TT 
LiOAcres.— Estate of John Means, dec'd Allgho- 
ny Co, Pa, 1,490 79; Legacy of Eleanor G 
Scott dec'd, Baltimore. (J9 4^, Legacy of Ro- 
bert Pattison, dec'd, N Y, 235 $1^1 22 
MiscELLAKEODs.— W H 5; SS M 1; James Lenox 
for debt VHIU; X Y for debt 2,000; a Lady for 
debt 10: a Friend 5; Mary Vance, D C5; \a- 
Crosse SHb-wh. Wis 2; W 100; C O, A Brook- 
ville Turnpike Stock 24; Mrs H Ireland 100; 
a Fnend to send out new missionaries 41; 
Col Looinis 10; G P Reeves 10; Snrah F 
Littell, Delaware. O, for Tungchow 25; a ladr 
to send out new missionaries 100; a Friena, 
Black River FalU 9; a Friend I; Mrs Man* 
F Holcomb 1; Dan'l Do Camp. Glendale, O, 
for Rio chapel 10: Cooper Institute, Davton. 
O, Soc'y of Inquiry, for Orphan Girl.V 
School. Lodiana 4"i: J Kirk.Peona 26; Mrs 
W. Newark tO; MreS M Burk holder 10; Mrs 
Martha Cross I; Annie H 10; E, for the Laos, 
10: »'Section,'' College Hill. O 5: Little Nel- 
lie Clark, Norwich, (k)nn. fi)r China MisMions 
60 cents: Union Hnb-sch, Clinton. Pa. 17 05: 
A P H, Phila, 6; Miss Martha MoCurdv. York, 
* Pa, coin 8. premuim 2 85: C E M, Phila. 10; 
a Thankoffering Ifio; Myron Phelps and wife. 
Lewiston. Ill, lUU; J W N, Phila 5; for chapel 
at Rio, John Milligan 3; Henry Brewster. 
Shirieysburg. Pa 6 7,877 00 

Total receipts in June. 1867, $14,873 90 
One box received from the ladies of Sotauket 
ch, L I, for Omaha mission. Al8«i two boxes 
medicines from l>r Jnyne of Phila, for mi:*- 
sionsin India, valued at£i2 16< 6d. 

AVM. RANKIN, Ja, TVsonirsr. 

LtTTKBS relating to tlie Mi.'«sions, or other opera- 
tions of the Board, may be addressed to Waltwi 
Lowui, Esq., Rev. Joux C. Luwrie, or Rev. L>An» 
Irtiko. Secretaries, Mission House, Centre street* 
Kew York. 

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PuBLu»Hiao H0D8B. 821 Chbhtkut Strbbt 
Letters retatinK to aKencies, doaatloiu of books 
and tracts, the appointment of Colporteurs, mai^u- 
icnpts and books offered for pubKeation, and 
the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dressed to the Rev. Wiluam E. Sohsnck, D.D- Ck>r- 
rssponding Secretary and Editor, Na 821 Chest- 

All communications, reports, remittances of 
BMmey, donations, and orders for books, to be 
addressed to Mr. Wdrobov SAum, Superintend- 
ent of Colportage, Business Correspondent, and 

Subscriptions to Che Httm* mni nreign Rtoord^ 
sad the SabbathSehooL ViaUor, and payments for 
Um same, to be addressed to Mr. Pitjui Wauuol 

Minutes of Assembly. 

The Minutes of the (Jeneral As- 
semblj of 1867 are now published, 
and may be obtained by inclosing 
the price, (75 cents,) to George H. 
Van Geldeb, 320 Walnut Street, 
or to Peter Walker, 821 Chestnut 
Street, Philadelphia. 

A Word for Bast TeimeiBat. 

The Hev. A A. Hogue, formerly 
pastor of the church at Lebanon, 
Kentucky, is now acting as District 
Superintendent of Colportage for 
the states of Kentucky and Tennes- 
see. He has recently made an ex- 
tended journey through East Ten- 
nessee, in reference to which he 
writes us as follows : 

Danville, Ky. 

" Dear Sir, — I have just returned 
from East Tennessee, having had a 
very delightful trip, and feel much 
encouraged about the state of things 
in that region. 

''There is great destitution in 
East Tennessee, and colporteurs 
might do a great work there, but it 

would have to be by supplying very 
many with the issues of the Board 
' without money and without price.' 
The country has been greatly ex- 
hausted by war, and all the energies 
of the people are directed to re- 
storing the wastes that have been 
made. Numberless fields, which 
have been lying waste for years^ 
are being fenced in. Such necessary 
improvements at present require 
and exhaust all the resources of the 
people, and leave them very little 
to expend for religious reading. 

** East Tennessee is a most pictu- 
resque country, and is destined ere 
long to have a large and wealthy 
population. The wheat crops are 
now the main dependence of the 
people, and are most prorobing. 
The manufacturing facilities are 
unsurpassed. Water power can be 
obtained in unlimited quantities and 
at little expense. The soil and cli- 
mate are adapted to every variety 
of production and must make it a 
desirable residence for capitalists 
and for such as aim to make pro- 
vision for their families. 

" With such facilities for advance- 
ment in population and wealth, 
how important is it that the seeds 
of a sound and pure Presbyterian- 
ism should be scattered broadcast 
just at this formative period of a 
coming population. I would ear^ 
nestly call upon the churches to 
furnish the Board with means to 
enter upon its work in East Tennes- 
see in a way and measure corres- 
ponding with the importance of the 
work and the earnestness of the de- 


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mand. The field will ere long yield 
large returns. 

''Let us think for a moment, 
how many people, during the past 
winter, have sat and pined the Sab- 
bath hours away among the lonely 
gorges and in the sequestered val- 
leys of East Tennessee with no book 
6r tract to cheer their disconsolate 
condition. Let those who live with- 
in easy reach of the sanctuary and 
the Sabbath-school, and who have 
abundance of religious reading — 
oh I let them realize if they can, a 
situation in which they would sud- 
denly be deprived of all these ad- 
vantages. Surely, such a reflection 
would arouse their Christian sym- 
pathies, and out of their abundance 
they would pour into the treasury 
of the Lord the means for carrying 
on the vast work that might be 
done by the Board of Publication. 
For the proper prosecution of this 
work in East Tennessee alone, the 
Board needs at least $5000. 

"A young gentleman, who has 
been engaged for several years in 
the colportage work, said that there 
was no difficulty at all in^ meeting 
with a demand for religious publi- 
cations, and that frequently the 
people in his bounds brought out 
their coveted little store of silver, 
and bought what books they could 
with it. The people desire very 
much to have our books — ^the only 
difficulty is the want of money. 

*' Three persons are now engaged 
in the colportage work in the 
bounds of Holston Presbytery and 
two others will begin very soon. 
Who then will fill their arms with 
books and their hearts with joy, 
as they go from house to house, 
dispensing to them the light of life 
and the consolations of the gospel?" 

An Interesting Incident. 

A Missionary of the Board of 
Domestic Missions in Iowa, is also 
a very efficient and useful colpor- 
teur, finding the books and tracts 
of the Board of Publication an effi- 
cient and indispensable adjunct in 
his work. In transmitting his July 
report he writes as follows : 

"Money has seemed to be very 
scarce, and hence I have sold com- 
paratively few books, but I do not 
like to be without them. One fact, 
however, which I learned a few 
weeks since, while crossing my for- 
mer track, affords me no little en- 
couragement. In a Presbyterian 
family where I had lodged and sold 
a copy of * Confessions of a Convert,* 
and a few other books, there were 
three young ladies. As I now 
learn, one of them was then receiv- 
ing the attentions of a young gen- 
tleman of Quaker parentage and 
sentiments. This little book was 
quietly slipped into his hands and 
was read and re-read. This couple 
are now one in heart and soul, so- 
cially and religiously. The young 
man attributes his very hopeful 
conversion and union with our 
church to the reading of this little 
book. Thus the good seed, after 
passing through many hands, finds 
a lodgment in an honest heart and 
brings forth its precious fruit. To 
the Lord of the harvest be all the 
praise. J. D. M." 

From the Indian Territory. 

The Board has given to our mis- 
sionaries among the Indians several 
packages of Creek Catechisms, St^n- 
day-School Visitors and Sunday- 
School Library books. The follow- 

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ing is from one of those mission- 
Rev. W. E. Schenck, D.D. 

Dear Sir — Tour's, informing me 
that jou had sent ns a package of 
Sunday-School books has come to 
hand and we fondl j look forward to 
the time when it shall arrive. The' 
package of Sunday-School Visitors 
came in the last mail, and I distri- 
buted them at the Sabbath-school 
last Sabbath. Anything in the 
shape of a book is very accept- 
able to these people and they 
all love to look at the pictures. 
When I had distributed the Visitors 
among them, as nearly as I could 
one to each family, I read to them 
in their own language t)iat portion 
of Matthew which the large picture 
of the Ten Virgins represents, and 
explained it, and they all seemed 
very much interested. Pictures il- 
lustrating scriptural events always 
attract their deepest interest. First 
they desire their teachers to explain 
to them everything contained in 
the picture, and afterwards they 
collect together in groups, old and 
young, and explain it over and over 
again to each other, and the truth 
it inculcates becomes indelibly fixed 
in their minds. I have reserved 
Bome of the Visitors to distribute 
to various individuals scattered 
through this Nation, who can read. 
Last night I gave one to a young 
man who lives in a town twenty 
miles distant, where I sometimes go 
to preach, he is one of the old Talla- 
hassee pupils and reads quite well 
both in Creek and English. I went 
through with my class last Sab- 
bath, catechising with the Creek 
Catechism. They continue to study 
it with unabated interest, and al-, 
most every day persons call on me 

who want Question Books. I have 
distributed all I had, and could 
easily distribute to advantage as 
many more. 

I am happy to inform you that 
the religious interest among our 
people still continues unabated. 
Great numbers attend our preach- 
ing and some have recently pro- 
fessed their faith in Christ. Our 
church now numbers eighty-one 
members, and the great majority of 
them are, I believe, very warm- 
hearted Christians. J. R. K 


The Board of Publication has recently 
issued the following new books as an 
addition to its Sabbath-school library. 

I. A Christmas Story, and other tales. 
By Abby Eldridge. Price 60 and 65 

A collection of interesting narratives, 
each one of which beautifully and prac- 
tically portrays some Scripture truth. 
Illustrated with three engravings. 

II. Oood-Bye Stories for Little Chil- 
dren. By Harriet B. McKeever. 
Price 66 and 60 cents. 

A collection of stories that will into* 
rest the youngest of readers. Three il- 

III. The Bine Umbrella. By Fleeta, 
author of "Principle and Interest/' 
" Norah Neil," " Shadow of the Rogk," 
&c. Price 56 and 60 cents. 

The umbrella, a shelter from storms 
and from the scorching rays of the sun, 
in this deeply interesting story repre- 
sents loving sympathy and protection. 
The young girl who figures in it, longed 
for such shelter from the world's rude 
blasts; yet from her associations and 
position in life, she did not find it. At 
last she fled to Christ as her only covert 
from the storms of sorrow and affliction 
that assailed her, and under the shadow 
of His love, feeling that He would be 
her sure defence, she found the peace and 
rest the world could not give. The book 
is handsomely illustrated. 

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IV. The Ancient Sohoolmastor. and 

the Greatest School of Old Times. 
By Rev. Wm. M. Blackburn, anther 
of -The Exiles of Madeira," "The 
Holv Child," "Judas, the Maccabee," 
"The Rebel Prince," Ac. Price 50 
and 55 cents. 

This interesting book is an attractive 
illustration of the Scripture passage, 
" Wherefore the law was our school- 
master to bring us unto Christ, that we 
might be justified by faith." Many in- 
teresting Scripture incidents are intro- 
duced, and the whole work is written in 
a pleasing, conversational style, adapted 
to interest every one, especially the 
young, and to teach many beneficial les- 
sons to every reader. Beautifully illus- 

y . The Golden Enle, and other stones. 
Compiled for the Presbyterian Board of 
Publication. Price 55 and 60 cents. 
A book of stories, conveying to young 

readers lessons of sympathy for the poor, 

and furnishing valuable suggestions for 

the guidance of daily life. 

i^* A single copy of any pitblieaHon 
of the Board wiU be sent bv mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the caXalogue price. 
Address orders to Winthrop Sargent, 
Esq., 821 Chestnut Street, Fhila, 

Donations received for the Colportaoe 
> AND Distribution Funds op tbe Pres- 
byterian Board of Publication, since 

LAST acknowledgment. 

Fbjf of i4/6tt»iy— New Scotland ch 23 00; Johns- 
town ch 22; We8t Milton ch 4; LitUe Falls 
1st ch 21 22 $70 72 

Pby bf AtUghenjf— Plain Orore oh 10 85; Slate 

Lick ch 16 27 27 12 

Pty of Benidor-'SAUfi City ch 17 00 

PIfj of 5tair«t?i/te— New Salem ch 6 66 

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P6t/ of Bitrlington-^ColiimbiXB ch 7 fiO; Provi- 

aence ch 5 12 50 

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Fbti of Coiar— Muscatine oh 19; Fairview oh 3; 

Spring ville ch 2 ftO 24 fin 

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sing ch 3 8 (X) 
Pty cf Clin^imtatv— Central ch 61 50 
Fwf of Clarion — Leatherwood ch 6 76 
/•iy <jr 0«n)iec(iat<— Poandridge oh 16 00 
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Fbiy qf De* ifo<Ne§— Albia ch 6 0<j 
Pbu qf Dufru^e— Chester oh 1 SO; Scotch Orove 
cho 6 80 
Fby of £&en«ur— Miscellaneous 2; Flemings- 
burg ch 22 26 ; Sharp^burg ch 12 80; Moor- 
field ch 14 90 61 95 
Pby of E/MubcM/oion— Westfield ch 36 oo 
JPIfy of /^bir/Stf^ci^Birminghain ch 6 80; Lib- 
erty oh 160 6 80 

Pin/ of FnH ITayn^-KendalWIlle Ist ch 4; 
La Orange ch 6 Att; Bluffton ch 3 40; Swan 
ch 2; Hopewell ch 2 16 90 

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rora ch 2 (H) 9 79 

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Pt/fi of Maumee — Bryan ch 
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16 00 
6 00 
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PbyofAlonmnuth—Jtimepbargeh 20 00 

Pby of Muneit^-Vnion ch 2; Jonesboro oh I: 

Hartford eh 1 ' 4 00 

Pby of New Albany— Re\\6boih ch 8 00 

Pby of Aeio Brunswick— CrsnlMrry oh 10 ; New 

Brunswick 1st ch 32 9i 42 95 

P DTora ch 'il 00 

P 16 46; Hubbard 

Hanover ch 3; 

87 70 
P lace oh 398 38 

P Bethel ch 12; 

62 88 
/' ling ch 80 00 

P 41 20 

P 1 45 00 

P Lewistown ch, 

100 125 50 

P Spring Garden 

315 70 
P bocken ch 4 no 

P 6 00 

P 9 96 

P 10 00 

P » 20 13 

P sh 0; ChoKter- 

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P I 20 86; Middle 

4 26 39 31 

Pby of HaUtbttrg-A^herry Tree ch 7; do Hab- 

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Pby of Schuyler— Ip&y a ch 19; Hopewell ch 

4 23 00 
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Ptfy of St CVair*f »//e— Rockhill ch 10 oO 
Pby of St Louis— Si Louis 2d oh 60; Carondolet 

ch 12 72 00 

Pby of St Paul— St Anthony oh 84; Westmins- 
ter ch 38 48 72 48 
Jfty of Susquehanna— Troy ch 10; Orwell ch 

5 00; Barclay ch 2 16 17 76 
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Kirkwood ch 12 60; Harrodsburg oh 48 36 ; 
Lebanon ch4u 05 113 40 

iPbif of TVoy— Stillwater Ist ch 20 00 

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Pby (ff Washington— FMrxit^w ch 12 66 

Pby of ne«t JsTM^— Tuckahoe oh 1; Green- 
wich ch 57 50 68 60 
rbyof*We9t L«rMj7foa— I^xlugton 1st oh 83 00 
Pby of Weatem iZeservo— Westminster ch 14; 

Lafayette eh 9 23 00 

Pby of Ifinne/xioo— Robin^onvillech 7 00 

I'by of ITcKM^cr— (.'anal Fulton oh 3 30: Shreve 
ch I Zh; East Hopewell ch6; Nashville ch 6; 
Fredericksburg ch M 64 66 

Pby of Zanewii/e— Zanesrille 2d ch 26; Pleas- 
ant Hill oh 2 60; Washington ch 17; Madi- 
son ch 24- MoConnelsville ch 6 75 50 

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QntTtl Wall or Oonerete Biiildmff. 

In reapoiiM to inqairies on the sabject we in- 
■Mt the followinff nrom an exchange. It may 
furntah some nt*e(ul hints to ehnrehes located in 
regioDi) where lumber and briok cannot readily 
be obtained. 

No one will serioa^ ooDaider the erection of 
grarel-wall building for his own oae. who !• not 
attuated where sand, grarel. and larger stones 
may be readily obtained. Where these are at 
band, the subject Is well worth the consideration 
of ererv one who is ffoing to build. First, decide 
who will do the work. If you must trust it at all, 
or chiefly, to a professional Btone<maf(on, brick- 
li^yer, or builder of any kind, take his advice. 

and use Btone« brick, or wood. If yon can attend 
to it yourself an " " 
yea will do well. 

K>d. If yon 

the whole, 

The materials requisite are sharp sand (free 
from dirt,)grBTel (free from dirt) andwell-bumed 
taoe. The presence of stones, eTea the siae of 
one's fist, among the grarel is no disadfantage, 
and, if not present, they may be added. If, how- 
ever, no stone:* of an Intermediate sise between 
Moall gravel and large flat stones exist, as is very 
often the case, the stones may be broken 
up. or laid In the wall with the mortar. Such a 
wall, however, is a departure from the proper 
MMrete walU though perhaps equally good, if 
well laid. It maybe laid In *• flanks," or *• curb- 
inf." like concrete. The hmo need not be of 
a«eh quality as is neoeasary for fine smooth 
mortar; no matter how coarse it is, if it be only 
freshly burnt, and capable of making a strong 
mortar. If it aete quickly, so much more rapidly 
the work may be pushed forward. Oyster-shell 
Bme answers perfectly well. It ought to be 
thoroughly burned and unslaked. Do not buy 
and transport the slaked shell lime with one- 
fsnrth of its weight of water. 

When the ground is dry, and well drained natu- 
rally, the foundation may be of concrete, made 
W using one-third good hydraulic cement with 
the lime. A wide course of flat stones Is perhaps 
the best arrangement to base a foundation wall 
apon. Incase springs are encountered, or the 
ground is of a wet nature, it is well to lay a tile 
drain outside the foundation. With proper care. 
even in such a soil, hydraulic concrete may well 
be used, but it is usually better to lay a good 
stone foundation where the soil is very wet. 

There are several methods of carrying up the 
walla, which are worthy of attention. The sim- 
plest consiste in placing a '* curbing " of boards 
on each side, and putting in the concrete thus 
fcrroed. where it sets. With a little contrivance, 
oomers may be turned very accurately and well. 
The diflSculty with this method is tho care re- 
quisite to carry up a smooth, even wall, with 
square comers. Aaother method, highly re- 
eomnoended by some who have had expexienoe 
hi This matter, is to construct regular ** flasks,'* or 
moulds, made, say three feet lon^, fourteen inches 
high, as wide as the wall is thick, and made to 
take apart easily. In these the concrete is placed, 
and wnen it has set, the flasks are removed, and 
after a few days, these artificial stones become 
^nflicieutly firm to be handled, when they are 
laid in the wall, in mortar, exactly like hewn 
stones. One advantage claimed for 'this method 
». that the work may go on during storms or 
nuny weather, as well as at any other time, for it 
is done under sheds. Other advantages are, that 
the wslls are evener, and that they have more 
the appearaooe of stone work^ which is perhaps 

no recommendation. The blocks may be formed 
round a"core,'*OB cores, and thus the beneHte 
of a hollow wall seciu'ed, possessing the advan- 
tags of flues for ventilation, atui chimney flues, 
in any part of the house. These, however, nre 
easily provided in the common wav of making 
the concrete wall, at the time it is laid. 

Yet another method is to lay up stone or brick 
** piers," at the corners at least, and perhaps at 
other points in the wall if it has a great length. 
Between the piers the wall is laid of concrete, 
the boards, or •* curbing." being kept in place by 
the piers, so that tlie irregularities incident to 
careless work, when no piers are built, are avoid- 
ed. The use of the blocks of concrete above 
described, instead of stone or brick, to lay piers 
has been recommended, and, would doubtless, be 
an excellent and very convenient way to secure 
perpendicular corners and regular walls, without 
the use of stone or brick. We are inclined to 
recommend this idea, for if properly carried out, 
it will enable one to finish the wall very roughly, 
while the corners and piers are smooth, the eflect 
of which IS very agreeable, and the fafte look of 
stucco, blocked on to represent hewn stone, ia 
avoided. No matter how t«imple or elaborate the 
structure, any fklse representation is a fiiult. 
Wood should be wood, and nothing else, and 
stone, stone. 


TSHSiOH IV Juke, 1867. 
Pby qf ifoMati— Brookljm 2d ch tlM 38 

Pbv tf i^^Mn«— Charleston ch W, special; 

Parts ch 10, special loo 00 

Plw of Tfoos^— East Hopewell ch 6; Naahville 

ch 6; Shreve ch 1 ii OO 

Pbp nf Plussaie— Westminster oh, Elisabeth 108 60 
P6f cf Dons— Prairie du Sao ch flS 70 

Pby qf SrAuy^tfr— Pittofleld ch 6 00 

Ptfy of Qj^ord— Hamilton ch 14; Eaton oh 10 fiO 

34 60 
Pby tS Cton(of»— Leatherwood oh 14 60 

Pby q^ .Owreau— Millersburg oh 18 00 

rty of ilttofiy— First ch Little Falls 10 00 

P6y <Sr X^iasms—Newton ch 3; Pottaville oh 10 

13 00 
Pftw of Omasetieu^Red Mills ch, special, 6 03; 

Pound Ridge ch 16 30 09 

Pb|/ q^ Znn«svi/^e— Washington oh 18; Madison 

ch 20 ; Pleasant Hill ch 4 76 43 7S 

Pby of New For*— Brick ch 204 46 

Pby of Hudson—Swsond ch, Middletown 38 60 
Pby of I>on«9a^— Columbia ch loo 00 

W 8 G 8,600 00 

Friends, N T, special l,000 00 

Myron Phelpa and wife, Lewistown, His, 100 00 

Total for June, $6,663 40 

DAVID KEITH, TVaesursr, 

Ebrata.— The contribution of $100 from Col- 
umbia ch, Donegal Pby, was received in February, 
18<rr. and privately acknowledged then, but 
through a clerical error its public acknowledg- 
ment has been omitted until now. A contribit* 
tion of $36 24 acknowledged in July. 1866. as from 
Elizabeth oh. Elisabethtown Pby, should have 
been acknowledged aa from Westminster ch, 
Elisabeth, Passaic Pby. 


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vince last report, yis. 

Pfnt of i426<m.v— Saratoga Springs ch $19 48 

Pby of iitffly/tcny— Middlesex ch 14 00 

Pty of JASe— Franklin ch 90 on 

Thy of Ba/ttmore— Churchville ch 15 00 

Fhy of iftVimi— Monroe oh 10 00 

Ffjy of DubM^tie— German 1st eh 3 00 

Pby of BttWfnj^ton— Camden Ist ch 100 00 

Pby of XuzenM— PottsTille oh 10 00 

Pbu of Ntw BrungwM^—Veyr Brunswick S ch 


Tfty of Weat J(ors^r— Absecon ch .6 00 

Pby of CbfineciieM^-Poundridge ch 16 00 

Pby of AioMaw— Brooklyn lot ch 163; Brooklyn 

2d ch 25; Brooklyn Central ch 6« 28; Rosa 

ch 17 07; Newton ch 48 68 800 OS 

P6y of New ForJfc— Brick ch 450 00 

Fby of WoosUr-^East Hopewell and Nashrille 

chs 10 00 

Pby of ZanstoiOd— Pleasant Hill ch 3; Madison 

ch a 26 00 

Pf>y of PkOaddphia 2d— Catasaqna ch 2 00 

Pty of JfiMigan— Plymouth 1st ch 8 00 

Pby i]f New Xriffron^AUiaDce oh 6 00 

$840 61 
A fHend. throu|^ Wm Rankin, Jr, Treas, 600 00 
Myron Phelps, Esq, and Wife, of Lewistown, 

Ills, too 00 

Legacy of Eleanor 6 Scott, of Baltimore, Md, 

75, less tax 09 43 

Interest on permanent 'iinds 166 29 

>l,T76 23 
Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
PmadOphia, July 6tA, 1867. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and Presbytery to which it belongs 
should be distinctly stated, that it may be cor< 
reot4y acknowledged. And where checks or 
drafts are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of ^'Gio. H. VAX GiLDiB, T^eaawrer^* 

Sesolutioni of the General Assembly. 

"The Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the twelfth annual Report of the 
Trustees of the General Assembly, in re- 
lation to the disabled ministers' fund, 
beg leave to report their congratulation 
and devout thanksgiving to God in the 
feet, that the cause is steadily growing 
in fevour with the churches, as is mani- 
fest from the constantly increasing con- 
tributions to its funds. During the past 
year its receipts amounted to upward of 
|27,000, an iDcrease of upward of $5,000 

on those of the preceding year. Fifty- 
four disabled ministers, and seventy 
widows, and eight Damilies of orphans 
were relieved. 

"The Trustees have been enabled to 
meet fully every demand made upon 
them by the Presbyteries, and have a 
balance on hand sufficient, and, perhaps, 
not more than sufficient, to meet the oc- 
curing obligations until the annual col- 
lections in September shall replenish; 
their treasury. Gratifying as the result 
is to the Church, it is manifest it does 
not fully realize her obligations to those 
who have spent their lives in her service. 
Their claims for an adequate support 
address themselves not to our chanty — 
or brother\y kindness alone — ^but to our 
sense of justice. Thej have a right to 
such support. In this the children of 
this world are wiser than the children 
of light. The state provides a pension 
for her disabled servants. Benencial so- 
cieties, which have multiplied so greatly 
among us, find their bond of union, 
their means of growth, their very life 
itself, in the provision they make for the 
relief of their disabled members and 
their orphan femiliee. And the Church, 
whose glory it is that she was the herald 
of chant}^ to the nations, in whose very 
organizations the great principle was 
recognized that none of ner members 
should suffer lack while others had a 
superfluity, cannot be behind them in 
this labour of love. What appeal speaks 
more eloquently to the hearts of God's 
people ? Who can adequately realize 
all that is represented by the figures 
of this Report? Fifty-four ministers, 
twenty-four of whom are above seventy 
years of age, worn out in the service of 
the Master, with no provision for their 
declining years, feeling daily the pinch- 
ings of poverty — who can tell the value 
of your benefactions to them? How 
touching is the story of each of these 
seventy widows, and each of these eight 
orphan families! and how manv more 
are, at this hour, suffering want I 

APPUOATioirs for aid from this Fund must be 
made on the recommendation of a Presbytery 
and addressed to Rot. Joseph H. Joins, D.D.. Chair> 
man and Secretary of the Committee, Na 52t 
Spruce street, Philadelpliia, Pa. 

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fier. a C LosAV, CbneipcmUng SeereiaTyt 
A-CAanoK, Esq, Treaturm; 

Box 924 Pittsburgh, Fa. 
Wk. Mux, Esq^ B^eeMng AgaU, 

W! Arch street, Philadelphia. 

Southern Teftimony. 

Most of the schools have closed the 
labours of the year, with puhlic ezami- 
DstioDs and exhibitions, which seem to 
have been greatly enjoyed by all classes. 
It is especially encouraging to the mis- 
nonaries to find a growing interest in 
these freedmen schools, both among the 
white and colonred people of the South. 
The Charleston daily papers furnish their 
readers with full and interesting accounts 
of the closing exercises of the Zion 
School. From these accounts, as well 
18 from the reports of the principal, we 
have a view of this enterprise which is 
decidedly cheering. 

It seems that the trustees of Zion 
Church have leased the school room to 
the Freedmen, and the white members of 
the church are manifesting a commeqd- 
tble interest in the school. The Lord 
hasten the day when his people shall see 
eye to eye in this great work. We find 
the following account of the closing ex- 
ercises of Zion School, in the Charleston 
Daily News. We give it with the assur- 
ance that similar testimony can be ad- 
duced with regard to almost every school 
under charge of the Committee. 

Coloured School Examihatioit. — The 
closing exercises of Zion school, in Zion 
Church, Calhoun street, took place yester- 
day morning, at ten o'clock. The exer- 
cises were held in the basement of Zion 
Church, which has been fitted up as a 
school room and leased by the corpora- 
tion. Long before the hour appointed 
for the exercises every seat was filled, and 
though the majority of the audience was 
coloured, there was a plentiful sprinkling 
of white faces. This school is under the 

charge of the Freedman*s Committee of 
the Northern branch of the Old School 
General Assembly of Presbyterians at 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All of the 
teachers are coloured. The Rev. Mr. Van 
Horn, of Princeton, New Jersey, being 
the principal. He is assisted by thirteen 
teachers, three males and ten females; 
these are mostly Southerners, and have 
taken a deep interest in the school. A 
large stage had been arranged for the ac- 
commodation of the pupils, and the exer- 
cises were conducted principally by Mr. 
Van Horn, who appeared to have both 
the confidence and respect of his pupils. 
The school comprises 750 registered pupils, 
460 girls, and 300 boys, and the whole 
number are controlled by the principal 
and his assistants. It would be hardly 
just, under the circumstances, to compare 
this irith other schools where they have 
separate class-rooms, and all the conveni- 
ences necessary to make both scholar and 
tutor comfortable. 

The Zion school room is somewhat 
cramped for the number of pupils, but 
notwithstanding the absence of the cus- 
tomary space, the arrangement of the 
classes is well calculated, and proves that 
the teachers have some experience in 
their duties. 

The exercises were opened by prayer, 
and the classes, composed of both boys 
and girls, were examined in their different 
studies. We were present during the 
prior part of the examination, and were 
very much pleased with the proficiency 
shown by the pupils. The recitation 
in the different classes was very good, 
the enunciation being distinct, and the 
delivery clear and thorough. In geogra- 
phy, arithmetic, and grammar, the pupils 
showed that they were conversant with 
the subjects, and their answers were 
prompt and ready ; but the declamation 
and the singing were by far the most 
popular features of the exercises, the 
latter being entered into by the whole 

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body of papils, and each voice sending 
forth its volume of song. 

We were prevented from remaining 
during the whole of the examination, but 
from a cursory glance can safely say that 
the school is well organized and con- 
trolled, and the principal and hia assist- 
ants have the pupils under thorough con- 
trol, while the latter appear to attend to 
their duties with a zeal that promises well 
for their future advancement. The ne- 
cessarily cramped condition of the school 
prevented the exhibition of calisthenics, 
whith has always been an important part 
of the routine, but the appearance of 
both the school and pupils was such as to 
at once show that the greatest care was 
taken by the managers. Although this 
school is governed by a separate body, 
and the funds for its support come exclu- 
sively from the North, yet the Zion 
Church take a deep interest in its welfare; 
and among the white visitors we recog- 
nised many members of that church. 
After the examination was concluded, 
the prize medals were awarded to the suc- 
cessful competitors; and representatives 
from each class, both boys and girls, 
received the reward of merit. The exer- 
cises were closed by singing " The Beau- 
tiful Land, " and the assembly dispersed, 
satisfied that the African idea was shoot- 
ing in the right direction. 

The Blessing not withheld. 

While our hearts are burdened, and 
our hands are busy with the eflfort to 
awaken an interest in all our churches in 
the work among the freedmen, and our 
empty treasury warns us that we can go 
no further, we are made glad with the 
assurance from many parts of the field 
that God's blessing is not withheld. Rev- 
T. G. Murphey reports a cheering work in 
the Union Church, Amelia Court House, 
Va., forty- eight have been received by 
baptism into the communion of the 
church, and three by certificate. God has, 
indeed, blessed this faithful brother, in his 
labours during the whole year. The 
Big Oak Church has been completed, and 
is now used by the congregation. And 
Mrs. Neil's school has opened, after her 
vacation, with much promise. 

Who will Educate a Cateohist? 

In order to supply the churches organ- 
izing among the Freedmen, we are com- 
pelled to employ catechists. There ar« 
many faithful men who have learned to 
read, aud are possessed of more or less 
Bible knowledge. The eflfort is being 
made to gather these men into a class in 
the Biddle Institute, that they may be 
instructed, and at the same time be em- 
ployed in labours among the people. 
One hundred and fifty dollars will sup- 
port one'of these men for a year. Who 
will educate a catechist? It is hoped 
that many Sabbath -schools will take 
this work in hand, as some have already. 

Receipts if Juhb, 1867. 

Pty of Qirfi»te-Mr«Bfiirla Mollheny, Hanters- 

»own $5 00 

Pby of GWffecofAtf— Chillicothech.Thoa Steel 10. 

and W Franklin 6 is no 

Pby of Qmneetieui—Souih Salem ch 40, Sab-pch 

6, and Parsonage 6 fio oo 

Pfcjr of Jjafayetf^e^KMisM City ch 7 00 

Pby of JfonmoutA— Red Bank ch Sab«oh 16 60 
Pby o/ifoiiwm— HanoTer ch 5 ; Rev J B Garrett 

* • 10 00 

Pby of (Mfo— East Liberty ch, add'l lOO 91 

P6y qf AMaie— WePtminster ch 25 rs 

Pby of iSortton— Bloompbnry ch 4 16 

Pby cf Bichland^BlooTOingumch «; Lexington 

ch 10 12 on 

Pby of Woohter— East Hopewell and Nashville 

chsIS; Berlin ch 5 17 00 


John M Wilt, Fort Wayne, Ind.lO; •* A Friend," 
by W Umikin. Jr, >' Y looO; Mrs. Henry I^e, 
backpay of a ton wko dird in the army 3 : Alex 
McKlroy. Mannfield, Ohio, 1: Rev Thos K 
Davis, mine place 1 : Mary F Holeomb, John- 
Bonville, Ohio, 1; Miss M B Patterson, Punx 
£>utaH-ney, Pa 6, io2l CO 

BocewwL at Philaddpkia in May and June. 

Pby of J)onepal--Middie Octorora ch, Fc$Ha!e 

Bmeoolent Society 24 75 

Pby of Elizabethtown—liew Vernon ch 10; 2d 

ch RahwHy Sab-sch 6 16 t O 

Pby of lAixemeSummit Hill ch 10 oo 

Pby of North River— 'Sew Hamburg ch 6 50 
Pby of i^awtoH— Newton ch 64 IKI 

Pty cf Note ForA^^Fifteenth stch 12 7* 

Pby ofPhUade/pMa Omrra/^Princeton ch 100 OO 
Pby of Philadelphia 2d~Holmesbiirg ch 26 30 


Mrs D Cooper. New Castle, Delaware 10 no 

Total receipts In Jnne, $1541 45 

A. CAMERON, Treaturer. 

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$1316 91 
306 42 

668 95 
$2730 96 

$283 88 

175 00 

62 60 

468 88 






$079 16 

$406 83 
461 25 

808 70 
221 85 


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Baltimore .■• 


$1388 18 

$1293 76 



$2072 74 

2007 60 

48 15 

284 07 

$4412 66 

$1220 83 

841 ff7 

2a3 33 

1133 83 

$3479 16 



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$2S5 00 
239 42 
112 63 

$200 00 
a'^ 66 
468 75 
658 96 


Rochester City 


Chicaffo •• 

$078 49 

$1583 27 


$117 00 
663 44 
812 45 
834 90 
179 60 
87 00 

$1434 89 

$1187 60 

2a'i1 04 

1768 76 

765 61 

800 97 

Rock "River 







$6563 87 


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632 68 

174 85 

3.39 64 

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S. W. Missouri 

Upper Misnouri.. 

Burlington «.. 

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Wesi Jersey 

NEW YORK.«......— 


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155 06 
121 60 
887 19 
64 16 
633 19 
$1608 19 

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191 00 

887 85 

193 85 

70 00 


$821 00 
179 73 
42 46 
124 78 

WOT 91 

$38 86 

60 60 
68 90 

1l62 66 

$80 00 
20 00 
20 96 

108 72 

610 00 

"^9 67 

$38 86 
18 86 

79 75 
45 62 
181 60 
8 60 
178 00 
"ISm 98 

$330 96 
980 68 

1644 91 
429 00 
779 13 

1269 31 

1207 71 
627 04 
179 37 

1128 69 
1^366 80 

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411 68 

867 67 

819 26 

12^20 35 

1,121 66 
682 41 

$17,187 11 

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833 81 
96 36 
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47 00 

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ICStf 35 
672 40 
397 22 
7-15 14 
758 33 

J6074 17 

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660 41 

675 09 
64 17 

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$902 08 
2379 88 
1540 00 
21 96 n 
17018 05 

$1280 18 
2037 50 
2643 06 

$5960 68 

$183 88 
233 38 
209 17 
970 83 
7 78 
666 67 

$2271 11 

$1608 88 

87 60 

8511 66 

872 92 

8a^ 83 

750 00 

1769 80 

$\V.m 64 

^84 17 

1493 76 
696 83 
354 77 

287 60 
800 00 
356 67 
124 5 88 
$5876 86 

$300 00 
260 00 
2(>8 33 
956 45 

3451 38 
2)U 00 
168 89 

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$42 60 

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$142 G2 

61 75 

96 92 

4»4 98 

357 72 


$1404 69 

$475 60 
479 16 
482 23 
150 00 

405 42 
$1992 50 



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$77 00 
lo 00 
90 26 

17 00 

18 08 

$1583 83 
1117 50 
2162 50 
400 00 
808 88 



Puget Sound. 

Stockton « 


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$226 M 

$607^ il 


$836 79 

2060 28 

706 48 

784 39 

1121 26 

2078 87 

2137 36 

37 00 

$403 34 
Vi'I^i 93 
11U8 33 
625 27 
719 46 
1487 50 
730 00 

New Castle - 

Northumberland M.... 


Philadolphia Central, 

Philadelphia 2d 




Ohio «. 




19761 18 

JC290 82_ 

108 88 
135 00 

158 82 



$606 77 
346 08 

2575 71 
736 86 

1159 94 
ILH24 86 



$885 48 

$3150 00 
8793 00 
2622 92 

$98 13 

149 93 

69 65 

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$317 61 

$9465 92 





$75 35 
177 89 
137 34 
169 82 

$603 12 

1294 78 

1325 00 

100 00 

$3222 90 



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Dea Molnea^ 

$550 40 

$72 02 
100 59 
212 38 
216 «J 

$1960 84 
1470 57 
947 50 
2675 00 

16958 91 


Miaaouri Hirer.. 

New Lisbon............^ 


$601 64 




$327 80 
941 63 
187 50 

1309 16 
122 10 

tms 18 

$326 00 
619 16 
392 50 
865 83 

2012 60 

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New Orleans 


$4114 98 



$144 26 

867 67 

78 16 

$1416 m 

616 67 
2744 44 

~|4C77 78 
$1000 00 

$590 07 








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$91 00 

$1421 66 

$i 00 

626 00 

"^983 00 

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76 00 


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Missionary Labor in Iowa. 

Work Plenty — Money Scarce. 

Dear Brother: — During the past three 
months my regular work each week has 
been this: On Sabbath morning, at eight 
o'clock, start to P , attend Sabbath- 
school, and preach at half- pastten o'clock. 

Then come home to E , and preach at 

half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, 
(our Sunday-school being at ten o'clock, 
I cannot pay much attention to it). At 
five o'clock preach at B , in the tim- 
ber, every other Sabbath, and the alter- 
nate Sabbath attend a five o'clock prayer- 
meeting on the prairie, south of^town ; 
then at eight a Teachers' Meeting, or 
Missionary Concert in the church. 

The work increases and is encouraging. 
I am encouraged to see a growing mmno- 
ne^s to work amon^ the members. We 
have a good working Sunday-school at 

E . At P , this summer, an elder 

has agreed to superintend the Sunday- 
school, and has infused new life into it. 

At B we have commenced a mission 

school with a good degree of interest, 
where nothing of the kind has been tried 
before. My health is good: I cannot be 
too thankful. Two years ago I thought 
I must •• dry up " as the boys say ; but 
now I am enduring all the work I can get 
time to attend to. 

Besides the Sabbath work, I attend a 
Teachers' Meeting at P , on Wednes- 
day nights, and a prayer-meeting atE- — 
on Thursday nights. 

We have discouragements. Others 
have gathered, to some extent, what 
seemed to be the fruit of our labor. One 

elder at P has sold out and goes away, 

taking several members of the church, 
and thirty dollars from the salary. Then 
the Board finds it necessary to withhold 
twenty-five dollars from the amount asked. 
I am not disappointed in this, but still the 
sun has not shone with sufficient clearness 
yet, to show me how a salary already 
stretched apparently to its utmost, thus 
clipped at both ends, with a few breaks in 
the middle, is to be extended that the ends 
may meet at the close of the year. My 
wife has always contended there is " no 
jplace to stick fast" but during the last 
six weeks, that she has hardly been able 
to do anything, and we have had no girl, 
and no money to pay one, I have wonder- 
ed whether she may not be mistaken. 

But I have no disposition to complain 
of the Board. It is a great instiiutionf 
It has helped us through many a tight 
place. During the last sixteen years I 
have had from it nearly $1800! It is 
very convenient to be sure of some cash 
at the end of each quarter. I believe it 
pays to give the money — if not to my 
churches, at least in the case of others. 
I wish the Board would appoint me agent 

for some of the old churches ; I think I 
could persuade them that it pays, and 
that it would pay better to give ten-fold 
more. We can furnish at least three good 
missionary fields in this Presbytery. Can 
you send us the men ? Direct some to 
correspond with me if they are willing to 
work hard. Yours, &c., C. 

IN JULY. 1867. 

Stkod 0? ALBk«j.— Pbj/ of Altnny—ChnrMon ch 
7. Pby of Londonderry— Londonderry ch 
40 60. Fby of Troy— Green Island ch 75; 
Stillwater Ist ch 58 112 25 

Synod op Allxohent.— Pftj^ qf Allegheny dtv— 
Manchester Gor ch 3 46 

Stnodof Baltimobb.— P6v f>f Baltimore— Tyr<^]fi\\ 
ch, Baltimore. 30. P6y of CaHisle—Uockr 
Spring ch, add'l, 3 iZ ^ 

QrsooorCmQXQo.— Pby of Warren— Lenox c\\ '2 05 

SiNOD or iLUXOM.—f'ty of Katkaskia^Hev P 
Ha>singerlO. /*6»/ or i*a/«sf tw<5--Plea»«ant Prai- 
rie ch 21. Pby of Saline— Odin ch 7 U« 38 9« 

Stxod op Indiana.— i% of Vincennea— Mount 
Vernon ch 2 00 

Sthod op ]oyfji.—PbyofCxdar—Red Oak ch 10 15. 
Pby of Dubuque— EpvfOTth ch 2. P6y of Vin- 
ton— ^\em ch 20 82 16 

Stnod op Missouri.— /% of S W Missouri— Mar- 
manton ch lo 00 

Stnod op New Jmsxr^—Pby of Eliznbethtown— 
Rahwav 2d ch 6(). Pby of Monmouth— Shrewa- 
bury ch 20. Pby of Passaic— Cheater ch 20. 

100 00 

Stnod of N«ir Yonz.— Pby o/ iVawaw— Sooth 8d 
rt ch, Williamflburg 10; Astoria ch 60. Pby 
of New Tor*— WeBtminster ch, N Y, 25 86. 
Pby of New York 2d— Delhi ch 20. Fhy of 
North iiiwr— Kewburg Ist ch 173, of which 
Sab-8ch 43 205 58 

Synod op Nobthi«n Indiana^-/% of Crawfords- 
t?ttt«— Warren ch 2 00 

Synod op Omo.— Pby of Hocking— ^eyf Plymouth 
ch 5. Pby of Jtforion— Salem ch 3 25. Pby of 
Hotter— East Hopewell and Nashville chs 25 

33 25 

Synod of Philadblphia.— i^ Qf Donegal— Oo- 
leraln ch fi 11. Pbu of NewCasUe—Grf^en Hill 
ch 24. Pby of PhxJadelphia^V'xheenth cli 
2-i50. Pby of Philadelphia Qj»«raf— Second 
ch, half- mo coll 10 86. Pby of Philadelphia 
2d-Che.«.tnnt Hill ch 132 195 4T 

Synod op Pittsbukoh— Pftjv of BlairmiUeSom' 
erset ch 9 80; Fairfield eh 7 24. Pby of Oa- 
rion— Elkton ch 0, of which 2 40 from Brandy 
Stalion: Mill Creek ch 6. Pby ofSaltsburg— 
Cherry Tree ch 21 ; Glado Run ch 33 83 04 

Synod op St. Paul.— P^ of S Hmnesota—A»h- 
land ch 2 00 

Synod op lowA^Pfty of /otoo— Middletown ch 
6 85; Round Grove ch 11 25 18 10 

Synod op Whemjno.— P6y of Steubcnvme—Mon- 
roeville ch 6. Pby of Mnshington—WheeWng 
latch 29 05. JHty of West rinyimo-^M organ- 
town ch 18 04 62 60 

Synod op Wisconsin.— iPCiy of MUwaukes—Vi&u- 
kesha ch 6 00 

Total receipts ftom churches, $1,022 60 
Lkoacieb.— Legacy of Lydia Coombs, deo^d. late 
of Newbury port. Mass, IUOj), less U S tax 60 — 
040: Legacy of Simeon Lindsley. dec'd, late of 
Morris Co, N J, 500, less stamp M cts =- 
499 50; Legacy of Rebecca Steel, dec'd, late 
of Huntingdon Co, Pa, 300, less tax 18 —282 

1721 60 
Miscellaneous.— Bis Oak ch, Va, 5; A fHend 
6000; "D," interior of Pa, 10; Austin ch, 
Texa.1, 2(»: A friend 2: •* Annie,'* Wheeling, 
W Va, 10; A lady 10; **Home Missions colleo- 
tton,** 5 36; Jae Boughton 6; "W H" New 
Jersey, 6 6,072 M 

Total R«oeipbi in July, $7,816 88 

8. D. POWEL, Treaaurer, 
No* 907 Arch strut, Phiiadelphia, 

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Tn HASTtsT rantT a plxktsovs, bot trb la- 
WD'Vtaa ARE rew; pbat tx th£Rxpor> tbe Lord op 


mo HIS HAmTBST.— Matt iz. 37, 38. 

Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also 
reap. For he that jsovreth to his flesh shall of the 
fksb reap corruption ; but he that soweth to the 
Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting 
And let us not be weary in WAll-doing: for in due 
KMon we shall reap, if we faint not— Gal. vi. 7-9. 

Hen ought al«raya to pray, and not to laint— 
Luke xviii. 1. 

Our Aarons and our Hnrs. 

An appeal from the elders in at- 
tendance ON THE General AsvSem- 
BLY AT Cincinnati, in may, 18G7, to 
their brethren in the eldership 


A spot was found by the armies of 
Israel, after they had left the wilderness 
of Sin, so fertile and quiet that it received 
the joyful name of Rephidim, which sig-. 
nifie9*"beds of rest. But if there 
Joshua had given them rest, then would 
f»€ not have spoken of another day. It 
proved the scene of the drought and the 
judgments of -Meribah, and ol the bloody 
exterminating fight with Amalek. The 
last will be memorable while the king- 
dom of Jehovah on earth shall endure, 
on account of the wonderful exhibition, 
made upon the cliff that overhung the 
place of conflict, of the power of prayer 
with God. "While Joshua fought with 
Amalek in the valley, " Moses, Aaron, 
and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 
And it came to pass, when Moses held 
up his hand, that Israel prevailed : and 
when he let down his hand, Amalek 
prevailed. But Moses' hands were 
beavy ; and they took a stone, and put 
it under him, and he sat thereon; and 
Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands : the 
one on the one side, and the other on 
the other side; and his hands were 
iteady until the going down of the sun. 
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his 
people with the edge of the sword." 

rally possessed with the spirit of 
Aaron and Hur, the devoted eloers who 
were present at the last General Assem- 
Wv assembled in a room of the edifice 
where it was convened, each morning, 
and prayed with the God of Israel for 

his blessing upon those sessions, and 
upon the Church throughout the coun- 
try. The Church needs the prayers of 
such men. This is not its rest. It finds 
here no satisf}'ing streams of comfort. 
Its most deadly enemies plot against it, 
and assault it. It must exterminate 
them, or they will fight till they exter- 
minate it. 

The best act of those elders was to 
send forth an appeal, with " their cordial 
greetings, to their brethren in the elder- 
ship through the United States." This 
paper closes with the following sugges- 
tions, which "in the spirit of meekness" 
are submitted " for their prayerful con- 
sideration." We insert them here to 
give them as wide a circulation as possi- 
ble throu;i;hout our churches ; and hope 
that every pastor will mention them 
to the session of his church. 

" First The importance of holding 
up the hands of our pastors, by our 
laooui-s, our prayers, and our counsels ; 
of being ready for any good word and 
work in aiding them to promote the 
cause of Christ; and of providing liberally 
for their temporal support and comfort. 

" Second. The establishing and at- 
tending meetings for prayer, and by 
direct personal efforts endeavouring to 
persuade others to come under the means 
of grace. The visiting from house to 
house among the members of the church 
aud con;^regation, and, so far as practica- 
ble, making these visits the occasion for 
prayer and conversation on personal 
religion ; as well as instructing, advising, 
and enc6uraging young converts in their 
new relations ana duties as disciples of 
Christ — thus aiming at the glory of God, 
the salvation of souls, and the growth in 
grace of God's children. 

V Third. Particular attention to the 
children of the church, and to the neg- 
lected ones among the poor ; bringing all 
under our influence, by our example, 
our labours and our precepts — striving 
to lead them to more nighly esteem our 
blessed religion, and to awaken in them 
a more lively interest in the teachings of 
the catechism and scriptures; and by our 
faithful and prayerful instructions at 
home and in the Sundav-school, to en- 
deavour to cultivate in tliem a love for 
the truth, and the exercise of a liberal 
Christian benevolence towards the enter-- 

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E rises of the Church. As we cannot too 
ighly prize the great and good cause of 
the Sunday-schoolf we most earnestly 
urge upon all our brethren to engage in 
this work, either as teachers or scholars, 
believing it to be highly instrumental in 
saving souls and building up Christ's 
kingdom, the great Shepherd command- 
ing us not only to feed bis sheep, but also 
the lambs. 

" Fourih, The great importance of 
establishing a daily prayer meeting at 
every meeting of the judicatories of the 
church. Our own experience, beloved 
brethren, of the happy influence of such 
meetings during our stay in this place, 
and the many pleasant and long to be 
remembered acquaintances with breth- 
ren, which but for these opportunities 
would never have been formed, haa 
prompted us to make this suggestion. 

*' MnaMy. Our brethren of the elder- 
ship, we beseech you to awake to a re- 
newed diligence in the discharge of your 
official duties, remembering that you 
have been called by the voice of the 
church to the position of office-bearers 
therein ; and you cannot be idle without 
being unfaxtnful. Our duties are not 
simplv to attend church, and Sabbath- 
school, and meet with the session, but 
we are to be working in the vineyard of 
the Lord, doing something daily for the 
salvation of poor dying sinners, and the 
extension of our Kedeemer's kingdom. 
Unite with us, every evening, at mmdovm, 
i/ti asking Ood to poitr oul his Spirit on 
our families, our churches and the world. 

Mont. Walkbb, Pres. of Washington, 

E. Anson Moobe, Pres. of St. Louis. 

R. C. Mabquis, Pres. of Fort Wayne, 

M. B. Bbown, Pres. of Ohio, Penn. 

A. Camebon, Pres. of Allegheny City, 

C. C Cole, Pres. of Des Moines, Iowa. 
OommiUee, <&c. 

An Important Volnma oaUed for. 

In no department of Presbyterian 
literature is toere such a lack as in what 
relates to the present living work of the 
Church. Narratives of labours in this 
land, and in foreign fields, information as 
to the results of the operations of the 
several Boards, comparative statistics, 
compilations of the most important facts 
and principles necessary for pastors to 
know in order to present with effect the 
claims of the several Boards at the times 
appointed by the General Assembly, and 
for popular distribution in order to in- 
terest our people in their own Church, 

and guide them in the appropriation of 
their money — such books are greatly 
needed ; and every man bestows a real 
boon upon the cause of the Redeemer 
who aids to meet this want It is, there- 
fore, gratifying to receive the following 
resolution of the Assembly : " That it be 
recommended to the Board to consider 
the expediency of preparing a volume of 
permanent educational documents, which 
may be brought within the reach of our 
churches generally ; . this volume to bo 
composed of choice selections from the 
annual reports, in which are many val- 
uable ana elaborate discussions of im- 
portant topics connected with the cause 
of education, but not now generally ac- 
cessible; and also of such other docu- 
ments as may seem most suitable." 

In accordance with this resolution the 
Board has appointed a committee to 
consider the suDJect, and prepare such a 
volume as may seem beet oaiculated to 
meet the end in view. 

The Way to make Teachers and 

The following sketch of what one 
earnest man has done should encourage 
others to be like-minded. The Bev. J. 
D. Caldwell, of Chatham, Iowa, writes as 
follows : 

• I have had the pleasure of establishing 
a parochial school in Iowa, in the Pres- 
bytery of Dubuque. I had often longed 
that something should be done in this 
direction. I always felt^ that many 
precious youth could be reached in this 
way whom we could get within our in- 
fluence in no other. I determined to 
make an effort, and without any assist- 
ance or aid from any quarter, I earnestly 
entered upon the work. I was, (and 
still am,) a missionary. My field em- 
braced about two thousand square miles. 
I talked to all who I thought would 
appreciate my enterprise in my field. 
I opened with six scholars in May, 1863. 
I drilled them effectually. The next 
term they increased to twenty-five ; and 
the next to thirty-five, or thereabouts. 
Afterwards the room was always filled to 
the capacity of our accommodations, 
which never exceeded forty. At the pre- 
sent time owing to famihes moving in and 
renting houses instead of building, and 
thus occupying room that we ought 
to have for scholars, we cannot accommo- 
date over twenty. 

Now let us look at the results. Since I 
opened the school there has been a very 
rapid improvement among the youta 
generally. Our church has had a better 
influence, and we have received a good* 

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]y Damber of hopeful aoceasions, which 
D«ver would have come to us had it not 
been for the school ; and last winter we 
W a precious revival which bore the 
richest fruit in those localities which 
sent the greatest numbecs of scholars. 
Quite a number of nromiiing youne 
men trained in my scnool, I have baa 
the pleasure of receiving into the church 
bv Daptism. Some, I think, will find 
toeir way into the ministry; and some 
twenty are teaching in common schools; 
all of them, I believe, have brought the 
scriptures into their schools; some against 
much opposition, and all of them are 
giving good satisfaction. The second 
year I nired an assistant, who took 
charge of music and mathematics. He 
was a member of one of my mission 
churches, and a splendid teacher. We 
both spent our time, he all his, and I 
about three-fourths of mine, determined 
to make our work thorough; the scrip- 
tures were studied as other lessons, and 
a half-hour spent every morning in their 
OBtruction. The tuition iust paid my 
hired help, and I received the satisfaction 
of doing ^ood without any pecuniary 
compensation. My brethren visited my 
school, and were delighted. For t^e 
future our prospect is good, by removing 
the school to another point five miles 
distant from its present location. There 
we have a very thriving village on the R. 
railroad, a rapidly growing church, suffi- 
cient accommodations, and a subscription 
for a building, thirty feet by sixty, two 
stories high, to be owned by the Presby- 
terian Church, and the chapel used by 
us as a place of worship until we can 
build a church. Wo are few. There 
are all denominations to be sustained. 
We are willing and ready to contribute 
to the Board of Education, and all others, 
as the Lord shall prosper us. We desire 
Tour encouragement and prayers and 
fostering care lor a little while. We feel 
that there is not a doubt of our ultimate 
success, indeed, we are having the well 
wishes and co-operation of other denom- 
inations, and they are anxious to have us 
go on and buiid and possess and control 
the whole enterprise, which is what we 
propose to do. 

Thorough Study of Soriptnra. 

In undertaking preparation for preach- 
ftg or teaching, earnestly seek the aid of 
the Holy Spirit. Prayer gives spiritual 
perceptions. One hour of prayer over a 
passage of Scripture is worth ten hours 
toiong the commentaries. With the 
jsahaist, pray j '"Open thou mine eyes, 

that I may see wondioua things out of 
thy law." ^ 

Take ample time for study. Read, 
re-read, memorize, repeat, and ponder. 

8tudy not only the passage itself, but 
all parallel pdsaages. Compare Scripture 
wit^ Scripture. [Examine it thought- 
fully, if it be in your power, in the origi- 
nal, or in other translationa besides & 

Think about your subject constantly. 
Before consulting any commentary or 
other help, think over and study for 
yourself, independenth/, olosely^ persist-^ 
enUy, Looking; at God's word without 
human interposition is the best way for 
getting at Uod's meaning. This power 
of independent thought pod gives all, to 
some extent. We should employ and 
thus cultivate it for Qod's glory. It ift 
a wonderful power. The mental energiei 
are applied to a subject, and it opens its 
treasures of truth. The process is in- 
explicable. An electric beam playing 
upon a lump of ice gradually melts it. 
Crystal after crystal breaks from the 
solid mass. Thus the beautiful dissection 
goes on, until the lump of ice is a cup of 
water. So we may accustom ourselves 
to apply the mental forces to a subject 
until it yields and opens before us. 
Isaac Newton said, concerning his habit 
of investigation, "I keep the subject 
constantly before me, and I wait until the 
first dawnings open little by little into 
a full light."— i2«;. J. H, VincenU 

Interest in Students around Ton. 

The Autumn is setting in. Students 
are again going to their colleges, or aca- 
demies, or seminaries, for the long, cold 
winter season which is drawing near. 
Is there not some young servant of 
Christ struggling to fit himself for the 
work of preaching the gospel who would 
be greatly assisted and cheered by a lit- 
tle kind help from you, or from those 
who may be prompted to it by you ? A 
present of a suit of warm clothes — the 
cost of his journey — a liberal gift of 
books— a donation of his winter's ftiel — 
how many things are there you might 
bestow upon him and do for him, aiid 
Jot his and y(ywr Master, that would 
Rreatly comfort and strengthen his soul 1^ 
And there are some who need it greatly. 
There are heroes in the cloisters of our 
places of learning, aulTering for Jesus' 
sake, as worthy of honour and of gener- 
ous requital, as those that hungered and 
were naked, and endured reproach, in 
former ages. Christian brethren, for- 
get not in your works of loving kindness 
the herues of the kingdom of heaven. 

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What a Transient Visit may Ao- 

During a visit at Shelbnrne, Mass. the 
Rev. Dr. Alexander conversed with a Mrs. 
Fisk, who was in the deepest distress, 
and had been waiting for the Spirit's in- 
fluences. On the following day, when 
preaching in an orchard to the crowd 
whom the church could not contain, he 
saw her approaching the table on which 
he stood, with a changed and joyful 
countenance. This woman was the mo- 
ther of Rev. Fliny Fisk, missionary to 
Palestine, as Mr. Fisk himself afterwards 
informed Dr. Alexander i and connected 
with her was Miss Fidelia Fisk, the late 
faithful and bel9ved missionary in Per- 
sia. In another family of the same, 
name. Dr. Alexander conversed with a 
lad of ten years who was under serious 
impressions; and in after-life, the Rev. 
Dr. Ezra Fisk of Goshen, Orange county, 
told him he was that boy. 

Educational Items. 

Spttrgeon's College. — An American 
writing from England, says : His college 
has already educated 106 young men, 
now seitled in the ministry, besides fiv^ 
evangelists, who together baptized during 
the past year 1235 persons. They are 
working admirably between the ritual- 
ism and the rationalism of England. 
Thev mostly break ground in new 
fields, building chapels and then filling 
them. One went to a spot where a 
very large percentage of the people 
spent the Sabbath in strolling about the 
streets, and their evenings in music 
halls and theatres. In three years three 
thousand of them had given evidence 
of conversion, and a chapel, into which 
only a thousand could crowd, has be- 
come so strait that measures are al- 
ready in progress to build a larger, 
fivery Sabbath afternoon over two hun- 
dred young men, most of them engaged 
in open-air preaching, house- visitation, 
or otner evangelical work, meet together 
for craving, conference, and the study 
of the Bible. The class is presided over 
by one of the elders of his church. 

Fruits op the Methodist Centen- 
NARY Collections. — The Methodist 
colleges, in different parts of the country 
receive substantial benefits from the 
centennary contributions. The Ohio 
Wesleyan University will realize from 
this source about $160,000, Dickinson 
College, Pa., $150,000. and Ashbury 
University, Ind., $77,000. 

Students at New England Col- 
XEQES. — Harvard University, 961 ; Yale, 

709; Dartmouth, 348; Bowdoin, 232; 
Amherst, 225; Brown University, 190; 
Williams College, 186; Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, 131; Vermont University, 127; 
Holy Cross, 120: Boston College, 70; 
Trinity, 70; Tufts, 54: Colby Univer- 
sitv, 54; Middleborough, 52; Norwich 
University, 40; total, 3,508. 

Endowment Fund op Colleges in 
New York. — New York has sixteen col- 
leges, whose united endowment amounts 
to $4,286,000. Cornell University will 
soon add at least $2,000,000 to this 


JULY, 1867. 

I. Fund for Candidates. 

Fhy of Albany— SaratoKA Springs ch Sa1>sch 
28 38; Kiogsboro ch 33 6U; West Gal way ch 
8 69 98 

Pbjf of Allegheny Oi(y— Manchester Ger ch, 1 00 
Pby of J9/aiV«;i//«— Blairsville ch, 80 00 

Pby of BlotrmingUm—OvxBTgK ch, 11 00 

Pby of Connecticut — Bedford ch, 48 00 

Pby of Q)^umim«— Groveport ch 4 10; London 

ch 15; Blendon ch 4 23, 23 33 

Pby of On Wi«/e— Silver Spring ch, 14 50 

Pby of Donetjal—i^hQBiTiWt Level ch, 20 00 

Pby of Elixabtthtoum — Baskinrid;;o ch 25; Lam- 
ington oh 61; JRahway ch 80; Perth Amboy 
ch 6 75, 112 75 

Pby of Huntinadon—'HWroy ch, 60 00 

Pby of iotoo— Alt Pleasant ch 46 60; Barlington 
' Ger ch 4, 50 60 

Pby 6j don 2d ch, 22 20 

Pby of 5 ch 18 00 

Pby of on Ist ch 120 00 

Pby of 11 ch, 47 70 

ny o) h, 60 /SO 

^6^ oj 1, lo OO 

Pby of . Brooklyn, 16 9o 

Pby of :h, 25 OO 

Pby oJ fig ch, 17 17 

Pt^ q -Hestonville ch, 

2 25 
Pby of Richland— Mt Vemou ch, 41 00 

Pby of Rock River— Freeport 'Jd ch 24 00 

Pb}/ of ScAuyer— Bardolpb ch »; Mt Sterling ch 

12; Perry ch 11. 32 00 

Pby of Shanghai— ShAnKh»\ ch, 28 7t) 

Pby of St C/airtfviWc— Woodsfield ch, 5 00 

Pl^ of 2Voj^Mttlta ch, 4 06 

$975 '23 



Estate of Rot John Steele, BIoomTille, O. 350, 
less tax, 4c, bal of Le;?acy — 314 20; Estate of 
Lydia Coombs, Newburyport, Mass, lomj, less 
tax, Ac. 60, — 940, 1264 20 


«A Friend." New York. lOOO; Rev E C Wines, 
D.D. N Y.6; Annie, VVheeline, W Va, 10; Jno 
Anderson, Esq, Anderson's Mills, Butler Co. 
Pa, 2 50, 1017 50 

$3,326 93 

II. FunD FOR Schools. Collboes, &o 

Pby of A'aMau— Williamsburg, L I, Ger ch, 10 00 
Pby of Philadelphia 2c{— Germantown Ist ch, 

3W 06 
Pbjf of We»t J(er«dy— Mays' Landing ch, 5 00 

$3i4 06 

Total amount acknowledged, $3,t^0 99 
WILLUM MAIN, Trtatur^. 

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Beoent Intelligence. 

Mission House, New York, ) 
August 16th, 1867. j 

The Lettebs received, of latest dates, 
are from, — 

Semioole Mission, Jn\y 24th; 

Creek Minsion, Joly 27lb; 

San Francisco, June 28tb; 

H&ngcliau, May 7th ; 

Puttehgurh, June 17th; 

Behra, June 1st; 

Ambala, June 15th: 

Es«iowIi, June 1 St; 

Lodiana. June I3th; 

Corisco, May 22d; 
. Liberia, June 2d; 

Rio de Janeiro, June 25th; 

Baranqnilla, June 29th. 

Added to the CHURCH.—The Rev. 
J. M. Priest, of Liberia, reports the ad- 
mission of five new communicants to the 
church at Sinou during the last year. 
This church, he thinks, though labouring 
imder some disadvantages, is yet in a 
satisfactory condition. The Rev. T. H. 
Amos, of Monrovia, speaks well of the 
church in that place as to its general in- 
terests, though not permitted to mention 
the admission of new members lat-ely. 
At Sabathu, India, the Rev. A. Rudolph 
baptized the wife of the head teacher 
there early in June. She was a pupil of 
the orphanage at Lodiana, and her pro- 
fession of faith in the Saviour was every 
way satisfactory. The Rev. J. H. Mor- 
rison, D.D., reports his having "had the 
privilege of admitting to the communion 
of the church on earth six inmates of the 
poor-house at Ambala, all blind lepers, 
all ignorant and unable to read. But 
they have learned enough by hearing 
the word^-ead and preached to them to 
direct them to him who gave physical 
and spiritual sight to the blind, and 
healed body and soul of the most 
dreadful of all spiritual or bodily dis- 
eases, leprosy." Dr. Morrison speaks of 
two inquirers, a man and his wife, who 
seem to be sincere. The Rev. S. H. 
Kellogg mentions the admission to the 
church at Futtehgurh of an inquirer^ 

who gave very satisfactory evidence of 
his faith in Christ. It was expected 
that his wife would soon follow him, and 
two or three others would probably 
soon be received as members of the 
church. The Rev. M. M. Carleton re- 
ports the baptism of a Brahmin fakir, of 
middle age, whose education and good 
sense, Mr. Carleton says, "combine to 
make him one of the most interesting 
converts I have been permitted to re- 

The Work Needing Workmen. — 
Besides appeals for more men in Japan 
and China, which have been heretofore 
published, we find in the letters acknow- 
ledged above several references to the 
same subject in other missions. The 
brethren at Corisco are urgent in request- 
ing a missionary, who is appointed to 
that field, to be sent out without delay. In 
Brazil, doors are open for missionary work. 
The Rev. A. G. Simonton writes, "Several 
places are waiting to be occupied in the 
province of Sao Paulo, and the itinerant 
work there is full of promise and inter- 
est." We are glad to see from a letter of 
Mr. Simonton's, dated in May, that a be- 
ginning is made in the great work of 
training native youths for the ministry. 
He says; "Three young men have begun 
their studies. They are zealous and dil- 
igent and give good hopes of usefulness, 
yet they need much mental training." 
In India Dr. Morrison, now in charge of 
the station at Ambala, gives his views 
of the work in progress at that place and 
the enlargement needed, urging that 
at least two new missionaries should be 
stationed there. Other brethren also re- 
fer to the need of more laborers in this 
country; and we observe with special 
interest a remark in Mr. Brodhead's 
letter from Futtehgurh, " We are glad to 
hear of Mr. UUmann's proposed return. 
We hope upon his return to inaugurate 
a more systematic course of instruction 
<pr our young men, who are looking for- 

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ward to the ministry." Our readers will 
learn with interest that four new men are 
expected to sail in a few weeks for India, 
besides two returning to their labors there, 
Mr. UllmannandMr. Herron. With gra- 
titude for the kbourers raised up or in 
preparation, the Church should still plead 
for more men. The fields are white 
unto harvest. The labourers are few. 

Arrival and Depabturb op Mis- 
sionaries. — John G. Kerr, M.D., and 
his wife, of the Canton Mission, arrived at 
this port on the 24th of July. The health 
of Mrs. Kerr is so much restored, that 
they hope to return to China this fall. 
The Rev. Hugh W. McKee and his 
wife sailed for Brazil, on the 22d of July. 
Mr. McKee is a member of the Presby- 
tery of Transylvania, 

The late Rev. Ishwari Das. — It 
is with sincere regret that we learn the 
death of this Hindu minister of the gos- 
pel. He died at Futtehgurh, May 2d, 
after a long illness, which he bore with 
exemplary patience ; and to the last he 
was sustained by a good hope through 
grace. He was a man of more than or- 
dinary talents, very useful as a teacher and 
a preacher, and perhaps even more useful 
as a writer. He was the author of 
several works well adapted to do good 
among his countrymen; one of these. 
Lectures on Theology, received the 
the prize for the best treatise in Hindus- 
tani on that subject offered by a be- 
nevolent Englishman. His life, from 
the time when as a poor, outcast, orphan 
boy he was taught by the late Mrs. Hen 
ry R. Wilson, to the end of his course as 
a minister of the gospel, strikingly ex 
emplified the importance of missionary 
labour, and illustrated the sovereignty 
and richness of divine grace. We mourn 
over his departure in the midst of his 
days, but we doubt not that for him it 
was gain to die. 

Receipts op the Boabd. — We are 
glad to mention that the receipts to the 
1st of August, were $59,922, being 
$24,983 more than the amount received 
in the corresponding three months of 

last year. This increase was made up 
of $3743 from churches, $2013 from leg- 
acies, and $19,225 from " miscellaneous." 
In the miscellaneous donations, may be 
classed most of what has been given to 
remove the debt of the Board, including 
two noble gifts of $5000 each in the last 
month, one a second donation of this 
amount from the same friend, and the 
other from another friend; (besides a 
gift of the same amount from still an- 
other friend for the g^^neral purposes of 
the Board ;) but a part of the contributions 
for this special object are found in the 
amount acknowledged as from the 
" churches." In a large number of cases, 
we suppose, the regular collections of the 
churches will be increased to meet the 
exigencies of the cause ; and our Sabbath- 
schools, we hope, will very generally send 
in their offerings. On no part of the income 
of the Board do we look with so much 
interest and hope as on the gifts of the 
children of the Church, thus early learn- 
ing to do good in their day. 

And in general we may add, in view 
of the receipts of the first quarter of the 
year, that the income of the Board will 
undoubtedly be sufficient, if our churches 
and friends generally will but keep this 
cause before them as their Christian 
brethren have kept it. in their gifts 
above acknowledged. We tnist that 
grace and gifts may still abound, for the 
glory of our Lord in the great advance 
of his cause in the world. 

Questions and Answers. 

(Continued from page 131.) 
No. 33. As TO sending out a Month- 
ly Missionary Statement to be eeaj) 
AT THE Monthly Concert Meeting. — 
Inquiries as to this, are sometimes made. 
A recent correspondent thus refers to it: 
"Ministers confessed that they knew 
little of missionary operations themselves, 
and they wished an article [for this 
meeting] whiclj they could use without 

Nothing can be done, let us remind 
ourselves, in teaching this or any 

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other duty " without trouble ;" previous 
thonght. reading, and prayer are indis- 
pensable, if we would make the stated 
meetings of the church attractive and 
edifying. But with the sacred Scriptures 
and the missionary periodicals at one's 
hand^ preparation for the missionary 
meeting can readily be made. Is it not, 
in too many cases, just because brethren 
do not take the trouble of earnestly 
making preparation for this service, that 
they do not know more of missionary 
operations themselves, and awaken more 
interest in them among their people? 
This inquiry is suggested in no severe 
spirit, but as the result of some experi- 
ence, as well as of some observation. 
And surely the object in view is worthy 
of all this preparation. 

The I'oreign Misfdonary is published 
chiefly to assist ministers in making 
such prejparation ; it furnishes them with 
extended and varied materials for use at 
the Monthly (Concert meetings. It gives 
pretty full accounts of the missions of 
our Church, and also of the missions of 
other Churches, selected from a score of 
missionary periodicals. The pages de- 
toted to foreign missions in the Meeord 
are quite too few to admit the insertion 
of extended articles, or of a large variety 
of missionary intelligence. They give a 
bnef summary of the news from our 
missions each month, coating labour to 
make it brief, which is intended to keep 
up in the churches a general acquaint- 
ance with the progress of the work. 
This is followed by articles from the 
pens of the missionaries, usually, which 
are necessarily short, but which in many 
cases are of deep interest. Tlicse pages 
of the Record, leaving the Forcujn MU- 
tionary out of view, not only give in- 
formation but suggost thou^'hts and 
awaken emotions, which could not fail 
to be of interest at a missionary meeting, 
especially when the latter come Iresh 
from a beloved pastor's mind and heart; 
while an article prepared by another 
woald not ordinarily answer as good a 
purpose — as well indeed mij^ht a mini.s- 
ter read somebody's printed sermon on 
the Sabbath, instead of preaching one of 
his own. 

We know that it easy to criticise our 
missionary publications, and we have no 
Wish to prevent this; on the contrary 
we are grateful for the remarks of breth- 
ren who have at heart the interests of 
this cause. Our object is not to deprecate 
kindly cnticism, but to suggest the 
properuseot our pages. limited as they are 
o number, and to be viewed by minis- 

ters in connection with the pliges of the 
Foreign Missionary. We are glad to 
learn that the circulation of botii these 
publications is increasing. 

"Some are ffiving their Hearts to 

The Rev. D. D. Green, Hancrchow, 
China, thus writes under date oi M uy 7ta. 

• • ■ With reference to encouragements, 
we have of course the promise and cov- 
enant of Christ himself. " Lo 1 am 
with you always." ■ If Christ be for us, 
we have nothing too powerful to be over- 

Tlien again, some are giving their 
hearts to Christ in the ordinaiy way. 
They hear the word preached tune aiier 
time, and become convinced of its truih- 
tulness, and believe. This is true of 
many of those brought in from our older 
con>z rogations here, and from our schools. 

Again, some are giving their heans 
to Christ in an extraordinary way. 
They perhaps hear the gospel but once, 
and immediately go about obeying it, 
I found some of' that class in visiting a 
new place by the name of Binz-ziao two 
or three weeks ago. A comparatively 
ignorant native Christian, about four or 
five months ago, went there to see a 
friend. He spc^nt one night and preached 
Jesus as he was able. His friend said 
he believed, and commenced to pray to 
the true God at once. The friend left 
next morning, but he, the host, continued 
to pray, and one and another of his 
friends joined him, until six in all were 
praying wnen we went there two weeivS 

All the preaching they had ever heard 
was by that one man, that one evening. 
Consequently we found them very ignor- 
ant. They prayed to the true (iod, but 
they did not give up the worship of the 
false gods. They Knew nothing of the 
iSabb.ith. We saw them first on Mon- 
day morning, and the assistant stayed 
with ttiem that day and part of the 
next. The next Sunday, some of our 
nativeswentoui there again and preached, 
but they seemed afraid to go forward. 
It occurred to the native helpers that it 
might be best to ask the native Christian 
from Sing-z who had lirst preached there 
by the tea-table of his friend, to go again. 
The matter was sut'gested to me, and he 
was sent for. He with two of our 
student assistants spent last Sunday 
there, with apparent good effpct. #He 
went there on Friday, and his friend 
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we ought to do in order to follow the 
•ioctrine of Jesus. He said, I am afraid 
to tell you all for fear you will not be 
able to stand it. He answered, oh yes, 
we will. Ohly tell us what we ought to 
do. He said, if you become Jesus' dis- 
ciple you must do what God com- 
mands you. God has said that we 
ought to work six days, but on the 
seventh we ought to worship him all 
day ; that is his day. Can you do that? 
He said, yes. God says you must not 
worship any other gods, now you wor- 
ship the true God, but you still worship 
the false god. Can you leave that off? 
He said, yes. And so he went on from 
one thing to another in his simple way, 
and the simple people give their assent 
as he went on. Not only so, but when 
the Sabbath came, they immediately 
commenced to do as they had promised. 
It is too soon to predict what the end of 
this will be, but we can but bless God 
for the encouragement. 

Another species of encouragement is 
that of seeing many of the native Chris- 
tians faithful. I saw an example of this 
on last Sunday, in a man of the Church 
(Eng.) mission, who has but lately been 
baptized. He has been telling the sim- 
ple story of the Cross to his neighbours, 
until one of them seems to be praying in 
earnest, and others are thinking of the 

I have no room to speak of the dis- 
couragements this time; nor need I. 
"Whatever they are they are not too hard 
for the Saviour. All power is his. 

Missionary Life in India. 

(Concluded from page 181,) 
A Quiet Congregation. 
Not gathered in lofty church, under 
vaulted roof, dimly lighted by stained 
glass windows, where save the rustle of 
silk dress or fan or leaf of hymn-book no 
sound interrupts the stillness ; not gather- 
ed in country meeting-house, sitting 
reverently in high -backed pews, and 
lulled to quiet by the drowsy drone of 
bees floating in through open door and 
window from the rose bushes, which 
bloom above the graves which lie so still 
and peaceful under the shadow of the 
house of God; not gathered in trim vil- 
lage church, lifting its ambitious belfry 
above the red bricK pavement, erst reso- 1 
nant with the hurrying footsteps of trade 
or pleasure, whose Sabbath stillness 
seems so preternatural to the hushed 
senses of the waiting crowd within. But 
why should fancy indulge herself with 

pleasant memories of other days : alas ! lit- 
tle resemblance have they to' the actual 

We were sitting reading before our 
tent doors in the shade of a beautiful 
grove, when we were informed that a 
pent would be held that afternoon at a 
village some three miles distant. This 
region is studded with villages almost as 
thickly as Ohio is with farm houses, and 
but a small proportion of these villages 
contain shops for the sale of the necessa- 
ries of life, so that at a distance from 
large towns or bazaars it is usual to hold 
a market on an appointed day each week, 
where the buyers and sellers of a circle 
of three or four miles radius, can meet 
and transact their business. There is a 
great advantage in preaching at these 
markets, because you are sure to find 
representatives from all the villages and 
hanilets of the neighborhood, intent on 
buying provisions for the coming week 
or clothing for the coming season. To 
search out all these scattered villages 
would be a work of great labour, with 
the added discouragement that in many 
of them no one would be found to 
preach to, the villagers being absent 
working in their fields. 

Two of our assistant preachers started 
immediately to the indicated market, 
and we soon after followed. The road 
was a rough one, sometimes over narrow 
raised footpaths, amid green wheat- 
fields, sometimes skining an impenetra- 
ble sugar-cane patch. Sometimes we 
stumbled across ploughed ground, or 
jumped ditches, or clambered over gar- 
den enclosures. When we reached the 
snot we found one of our men preaching. 
Without a photograph I should despair 
of giving any idea ot what the scene was 
like. Just before U8 two short rows of 
houses met in the shape of an L. The 
platforms on which the houses stood pro- 
jected somewhat in front, and on this 
projection, and on the verandahs and 
steps of the houses sat the flour, sweet- 
meat, cloth, and leather sellers, with 
their customers. Occupying the rest of 
the square was a banlcol made earth, 
about six feet high, and level on top' 
On two sides of this bank and between 
it, and the houses already indicated, rau 
a sunken road. Here there was church, 
people, and pulpit. Mounting this con- 
venient rostrum, we sat down on a fallen 
tree until our native brethren had ended 
their discourses, and afterwards spoke at 
some length ourselves. Meanwhile the 
people before us, numbering perhaps two 
hundred men, had, as if by common con- 
sent, ceased their trade and their conver- 

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sation, and during all four addresses 
there was scarce a sound save that of the 
voice that spoke " of righteousness, tem- 
perance, and a judgment to come." To 
any one familiar with the ordinary hub- 
bub and confusion of these gatherings, 
the comparative stillness was most 
striking and encouraging, and we could 
Dot but hope that some of those so will- 
ing to hear might also be willing to 
heed. " The shades of night were fall- 
ing fast " when we left this interesting 
meeting, and, as may be supposed, the 
difficulties of our homeward way were 
not much decreased in consequence. 

And now, Christian friends, is there 
not a moral to every record of incident 
such as these. The missionary would 
wisK to enlist your sympathy in his 
work, in the hope that awakened interest 
may lead to active co-operation on your 
part, and chiefly that these ignorant vil- 
lagers, both the seriously disposed and 
the careless, may have a share in your 
petitions at a throne of grace. 

Here and there, over a region larger 
than many a State of the Union, the five 
missionaries of Futtehgurh, Mynpoorie, 
and Etawah, with an able band of help- 
. ers, have, during the present season, 
preached the gospel of the Crucified One. 
In large cities and towns, amid throng- 
ing thousands at melas, in noisy bazaars, 
and quiet villages, on the steps of heathen 
temples, and under the shadow of old- 
time fortresses, to credulous Hindu, and 
fanatic Moslem, and sceptical Zain, the 
truths of salvation have been proclaimed. 
The sowers have gone forth and sown 
the seed, in weakness and discourage- 
ment often, no doubt, but still the seed 
is sown. Will it be fruitful? A pray- 
er-hearing God waits to bestow the bles- 
sing, if his people will only ask it. Will 
youf Oh, that there should be here 
BQch an outpouring of God's Spirit, as 
in these latter days is causing many an- 
other wilderness to bloom and blossom 
as the rose. W.F.J. 

Our Stmgi^Ie with HuAnisitt. 

The steps by which the Christian 
faith overthrew the heathenism of the 
Greeks and Romans were marked by 

incidents of the most varied kind. At 
times the old Pagan fanaticism seemed 
to gather fresh life, and, under rulers 
like the Emperor Julian, made desperate 
efforts to recover the ground that had 
been lost. The light sometimes pene- 
trated into the inmost recesses of the 
heathen mind, either to stir up the bit- 
terest opposition or to modify the be- 
liefis of the adherents of the gods. The 
conflict between light and darkness of- 
ten seemed to waver; truth nevertheless 
slowly and surely winning the victory. 

Similar results appear in our work in 
India, and we propose to bring before 
our readers two or three characteristic 
incidents illustrative of the strife in 
which we are engaged. It is well 
known that Hinduism sanctions the 
shedding of human blood in honour of 
the gods ; bnt that the British Govern- 
ment of India counts it murder to de- 
stroy life, tiiough it be performed as an 
act of worship and homage to the deities 
the people serve. Yet ever and anon a 
sort of idolatrous frenzy breaks out, and 
in defiance of every penalty idol wor- 
shippers will commit tne most atrocious 
crimes. The Calcutta papers tell ua 
that, on the 17th of January last, two 
pilgrims passing through Shahabad, in 
Benar, found a man named Bishendarry 
sitting at the mouth of a cavern, within 
which is a famous shrine of Mahadeva 
(the Great God), with his throat par- 
tially cut. He teA them that he nad 
sacrificed his son to the god. They pass 
on and report it to the police of the next 
village. Late next morning the police 
reach the spot, and there was the father 
still sitting, unable to speak, but strong 
enough to try to prevent the police 
searching the shrine, and to write a con- 
fession of the deed in Hindi. It was to 
the effect that he had made a vow, if a 
son was born to him, he would sacrifice 
Ganges water and do Poojah. A son 
was born, but no wealth came; and for 
this reason he sacrificed his son. A full 
thousand yards within the cave there 
lay on a stone, which, jutting out below 
th(* idol formed a rude natural altar, a 
little boy only five years old, with his 
throat cut, and quite dead. The god 
had, he said, deceived him, and he re- 
turned the gift he had received. By 
the act he threw on his god the respon- 
sibility of the boy's death, and would 
surely win his approval in the life to 
The next incident illustrates the influ- 

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ence which the light spreading on every 
band has upon the most staunch up- 
holders of idolatry. Lately has died m 
Calcutta, Rajah Rhadakant Deb ; he was 
very rich, and was regarded by the Hin- 
dus as their leader in the van of opposi- 
tion to all progress. In perfect consis- 
tency with ois whole life, he died amid 
the filthy idolatries of the filthiest god 
of the Hindu Pantheon, Krishna, at 
Bindrabun. A few years ago he built a 
handsome temple to Krishna within his 
own grounds in Calcutta, and the idol is 
said to be cast from nine of the most 
precious metals. The Unitarian preacher 
Mr. Dal I, relates that one day he asked 
the Rajah, " Do you worship that idol ?" 
"No; men never worship idols," was 
the reply, " they are for our little ones." 
With a smile he added, " You give your 
children dolls?" "Yes to play with, 
not to worship." " We give our children 
dolls," he continued, " until they grow 
big enouch to worship without such 
help." "Then if you never worship 
idols, what do you worship?" "My 
worship," he replied, " mv religion is, to 
be always in the same place with God ; 
to be drawing nearer and nearer to God ; 
to be in conscious communion with God ; 
to be lost in God, as a star in the morn- 
ing light." 

In this statement the Unitarian min- 
ister says he saw his own views on re- 
ligion embodied. We see in it the purest 
pantheism: but it is evident that this 
eminent Hindu was unable to hold on 
to the bald idolatry of his country, in 
the midst of influemjes which on every 
hand are destroying it. 

The last incident we shall adduce ex- 
hibits the gospel working powerfully on 
the heart of a leader of the people, and 
bringing him to an open confession of 
Christ in the presence of the most pow- 
erful influences to the contrary. It is 
the case of a man named Rati Kam ; he 
was the chief of the Hindu sect of Ram 
Snehs. He had been the chosen disci- 
ple, and became in time the successor of 
a priest who had built and acquired 
property in a Ram Dwara, or monastery, 
m Beawr, N. W. Provinces. Ram Rati 
increased the property and was wor- 
shipped as God oy nundreds of devotees. 
About four years ago some missionaries 
of the United Presbyterian Church came 
into the district, and their teaching at- 
tracted the attention of the Guru. He 
soon showed an inclination to adopt 
Christianity, but his position as a priest 
and a god, as the owner of the temple 
and the rich offerings brought to it, held 
him back. A year ago he became very 

ill, and his attendants placed him under 
a tree to die like a dog, according to 
their inhuman custom. He recovered, 
however, and last November resolved to 
abandon Hinduism. " Come what may, 
1 miisl confess Christ," he said. Great 
excitement followed, and attempts werd 
made by his old followers to arrest his 
purpose by charging him with a criminal 
offence before the magistrate. This 
failed, but the hope of depriving him of 
all his property is still cherished, and 
the case awaits the decision of the 

Thus the conflicts on our Indian field 
proceed. Here apparent failure, there 
success; idolatry m some places seems 
to hold its ground ; in others it is weak- 
ened, and its strongest advocates are 
compelled by divine grace to bend Iheir 
necks to the gentle yoke of Christ. The 
final victory may be far off; but tokens 
are abundant that the Lord is with us, 
breaking down all obstacles, and prepar- 
ing the way for the establishment of His 
kingdom. — Missionary Herald, (Ihig.,) 
August, 1867. 

General Aspect of Missionary Work 
at Gorisco, AMca. 

In the general aspect of the work, the 
brethren speak of discouragement rather 
than of gratifying progress, with the ex- 
ception of the station at Alongo and at 
Ugobi, now reported as an out-station. 
Even at Alongo opposition is encoun- 
tered. The mass of the people adhere to 
idolatry, and the rum brought by Euro- 
pean traders exerts a powerful influence 
for evil in many ways. The unworthy 
conduct of some of the church members, 
and even of some of the native helpers, 
is a cause of grief. The missionarv at 
Evangasimba mourns that so much of 
his time is necessarily occupied with sec- 
ular matters, and that he is able to do 
hardly anything in preparing books, 
such as are greatly needed — a complaint 
that would be echoed from the other 
stations. But the Lord has not left his 
servants without witness of his blessing 
on their laboiirs. They refer particular- 
ly to " the ingathering at Benita of the 
fruits of our lamented Brother PaulFs 
labours and the recent religious interest 
at Alongo and vicinity. They also 
refer to Vtm school at Ugobi, and to the 
measure of success at Hondo in the 
attempt " to apply the principles of the 
Gospel to those domestic, industrial and 
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deeply affect all higher development," 
—both of these places being under the 
charge of native Wthren. This mission 
greatly needs, however, an increaised 
anppiy of misssonaries from this country. 
The brethren are particularly desirous to 
be favoured with the services of a medi- 
cal missionary, and hardly anywhere 
could such a man be more usefully em- 
ployed. The Committee would be glad 
to send out a well qualified missionary 
of this class to Corisco at the earliest 
practicable day. — Annual Report, May 
H 1867. pp. 19, 20. 

Darkness and Light in New 

Whilst there is much to discourage 
the labourer in this portion of the great 
field, from the blighting influence of 
Popery, from ignorance, indifference and 
infidelity, there is on the other hand 
much to cheer and inspirit to renewed 
diligence and effort. "The prejudices 
of the people respecting Protestantism," 
Mr. Wallace writes, "are slowly but 
surely wearing away ; as an evidence of 
this, one or two native ladies have 
attended our services, and several others 
have expressed a desire and determina- 
tion to do so. We have had also, at- 
tending quite regularly of late, several 
young men of intelligence and some 
position. These are encouraging features 
in our work, and I think we may justly, 
as we do joyfully, accept them as indica- 
tions of God's favor and approbation." — 
Annual Report, p. 12. 

How the Missionaries view their 
Work in Siam. 

In taking a general view of our field 
and work, we would say that the interest 
is increasing : the work is deepening ; the 
truth is taking hold of the hearts of the 
people. A spirit of inquiry has recently 
been awakened in the minds of the 
people generally, and we look for glori- 
ous and blessed results. It is the work 
of God by his Spirit, and to him 
would we ascribe all the praise and 
glory. — Annual Report, p, 32. 



l5 July, 1867. 

Stvod of AiJAirr.— P&v of i4ttwny— North vjlle 
ch3 15; Northampton ch .H »6; WestGalway 
ch 47. Sab-sch 3; Ist ch, Bethlehem, 10 66 50 

Stmod or Allmhewt.— P6y of AUeghatfj--TMen' 
turn ch. Fern Miss'y Soc'y. 12 45. Ptfy of Air 
letjheny Ci/iy— M»n6he8:or Sftb-gch 20; High- 
land ch 16 39; Pine Creek ch 21 16; Man- 
chester Oerch 3 46. FbyqfEri6—GTideny/i\le 
Sab-sch 36; Conneautville ch 10; Fairfield 
Sab-8oh 2 45; Georgetown ch.add'l, 6; Green- 
field ch 4 50 131 40 

8T1C0D OF Baltivou.— Pbv of Baltimore— EWicoti 
City ch 36. fhy of OirZiWc— Piney Creek Sab- 
pch 4 26; Silver Sprin^r ch 71 95; Hnjjestown 
8ab-?ch 3 13: Mechaiiicsburg Snbsch. for 
Tnn^schow sch, 35 63: Lower Path Valley eh, 
a member, for debt, 21 90 172 87 

Stnod of Boffalo.— Pb.y of Oenesee River— Oak- 
laud eh 7. Pbyof 0./de/J:»feurgr— Knowlton ch 
10; 2d Oswegatchie ch. for debt 12 71; Ham- 
mond ch, to con Mrs W Uodgor Life mertiher, 
30; Jns Rodger, add'l, for son's Life mnuher, 
Ii); Agnes Fairbairn 6; H Lyon 2; Sab-sch 
bal Lye member, 25 25; Rossie oh 10 55 112 61 

Btxod or Chicaoo.— P6v of 5ttr«a»4— Arlington 
ch 2; Lower Rock Ihlaud ch 12; Mrs Marga- 
ret B Montgomery to con self Life manber, 
30; MiUersburg ch 20. Pby of Chieaao—SAb' 
gch, Ist ch, Aurora 1. l*by of Schuyler— Per- 
ry ch 10 76 00 

Stxod of Cikciwhati^— P6y of Chillicotfie— First, 
ch, Chillicothe, mo con 37 60. Sab^ch 37, In- 
font class 13. Pbv qf Otnctnnati— Seventh ch, 
Cincinnati, mo con, 16 68; latch, Cincinnati, 
71; Ist ch. Walnut Hills Sab-sch, 23 51. Pby 
of 3fwmi— Monroe Sab-sch 5. Fby of Oxford 
— Somerville ch 2P. Pby of Sidney— Troy ch 
19 241 69 

SiifODOF iLUivoiSd — Hy of Btoominafon—Waynes- 
▼ille Sab-sch 2 ; Salem ch 8. Pby of PaleatiM 
— Prairie City Sab-sch 2 ; Kansas en 21. Pby 
of SWiiie— Odin ch 11 13. Pby of Sangamon-' 
west Okaw ch 20 70; Farmington ch, for debt 
22 60; Sab-sch for Corisco 26; Irish Grove 
Bab^ch 6 lis 88 

Synod of Iwmawa^— P6y of Indianapolis— Kinga/- 
town Sab-sch 6 71. Jroy of Madison— Hano- 
rer ch, for debt 10. Pbyof Vineennea—'WR^h- 
mgton ch, Helphlnstone Miss'y Soc'y 7 23 71 

Btkod of lovA—Pby of Du^^^ie— Dubuque 8ab- 
Bch 20; Epworth Sab-sch 8 26. Puy qf Vititon 
—Vinton ch 4 27 26 

SiifOD OF Kambab.— Pfcy of Leavmworthr—Le' 
compton ch 1 W 

Btwod of KtKTUOTT.— /%y of £6«w<acr— Mays- 
villechlOd; 1st ch. Covington, 182 GO; Bur- 
lington ch, Hon J M Preston 30. Pby ofMuh- 
^„/;e7</— Hopkinsville Sab-«ch 6 30. /ty of 
i'rtducoA— Marion ch 16. Pby of Transylvania 
—Columbia ch 6 50 • 839 40 

Stwod of Mi980tnu.—P6vo/"<SiiJx>uw— Second ch, 
St Louis, for Ningpo Mission 200: Ist Ger ch, 
St Louis 7 28. Pby qT Upper Missouri— Bar 
vannah ch, for debt 16 16 222 43 

Btnod of Nashvilu.— /=ty of AojAviU*— Second 
ch, Nashville Sab-sch, for debt loO; Savings 
of a Little Girl 6 26 106 26 

Btkoi) of N«w JwuaT.— Pfw qf Burlington— Sec- 
ond ch, Camden 81 17; Allentown ch iiS, 
Pby qf Elixabetfitmon—ha^kinndge ch, for 
debt 60; 2d ch. Rah way 190; Elizabeth port 
ch 26, Sab-sch 7; Perth Amboy ch 21 40. 
P6w of JfonmottiA— Holmanville ch 6; Shrews- 
bury Sab-sch 10 75. Pby of iVwton— First 
ch, Newton, mo con 60; 2d ch, Oxford Sab-sch, 
for debt 12; Belvidere ch 130. for debt 101, 
8ab>9oh for debt 60; Lower Mt Bethel Sab- ' 

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8ch for debt 8. jP6y of New Brunswick— 
Lawrence ch mo con at High School 25 (W; 
Isi ch. New Brunswick, for d»>bt 82: CYan- 
berrv IstchliW o0.8at>.?oh for debt 4<»; Bound 
Brook ch 20. /% of /^rwaaic— Wickliffe ch 
mo con 10 20; Ist ch, Morrlatowii. mo oon 
234 91. Sab-9ch 26 ; Central ch, Orange, mo 
con 72 76; 3d ch. Newark, mo con, 20 66, 
CoI'd 8ab-sch. Elisabeth, for debt 8. P6i/ of 
SusqwihatiTM — Towanda ch, nio con 120. Pby 
of West J«rwy— Greenwich ch 36 1,621 42 

Btnod of New York.— Pfty of Qmnectieut-'Vfhite 
Plains ch 44 76; Rye ch' mo con 28 06; Port 
Che.ster 8ab-ach, for debt 26 69. Pbyof Hudr 
M>n— Cochecton ch 8 76; Monttcello t<ab-8ch 
39 66; Monroe ch 14 50: Scotch town ch 23 20; 
Washingtonvjile ch. Blooming Grove. Mrs 
Luther Halsey 10; Florida cli 10. Pby of 
Long Igland—¥\T3t ch, Huntington 108: 1st 
ch. East Hampton mo con 86 86. Pbt/ of Naa- 
tau — (ienevan ch, Brooklyn, mo con to con J 
C Farnham Lifemembcr 21 26; South Third at 
ch, W'm»burg,27 76, a Friend 20, Mi.«8 Bruce 
20, a Friend 6; Astoria ch roo con 27 ; 1st ch, 
Brooklyn 45 69; Lawrence at Sab-ach, Brook- , 
lyn 14; Throopave ch, Brooklyn 46 62; Wal- 
labout ch 22 06. PO^ o/" New For*— Clifton 
ch, E C Bfidgman 20; I^lisades ch 90, Dr G 
RAgnew20; Chelsea ch mo con 20; Alexan- 
der ch 672; Ist ch, Jersey City mo con 34 60; 
University Place ch, James Brown, for debt 
600; Brick ch mo con 63 26; Ist ch, New 
York Sab>8ch 66 62, Mission sch, for sch in 
Shanghai 48 71. Pby of New Ywk 2d-^otch 
ch, John T Johnston, for debt 260; PeekskiU 
ch roo con 61 06; Canal street ch 27 80; Mt 
Washington ch 224 26. Pby of North River— 
First ch, Newberg 160, Sab-sch 40 2,260 74 

Stmod op Northern IirDiAWA.— Pby o/ Fori Wayne 
—Lagrange Sab-sch 3 6:J; Ist ch, Fort Wayne 
ai 77. Snb-sch 10. Pby of La A«f— Valparaiso 
ch. Wm Powell 8; Crown Point Sab-sch 2 60. 
Pby of Logansport—Lex'in^on ch 7 111 90 

Synod OP Ohio.— Pby of Oj/umftw— Groveport oh 
3 8J; Sciotach 7 86; Blendon ch 9 36; West- 
minster ch mo con 17 02 Pby of Marion — 
Salem ch 3. Pby of Richland— V( est Carlisle 
ch 20; Wakatomeua ch 6; Lexington Sabh 
sch 14 ; Havsville oh 19, Sab-sch 7. Pby of 
2(inen;t^^«— Washington ch 67 76 163 77 

Btnod op PACiric— /%y of Chlifomia— Chinese 
ch 23, Ching Chap 10, Capt J 1» Creasy 20, J W 
Stow 26. i%yo/Ore^n— Clatsop ch 3 60 81 60 

Stnod op Philadelphia^— /f>v of Donegal— StrAs- 
burg ch. add'l. 6: Chesttuit Level ch 41 18. 
Pby of JJunfinodow— Hollidaysbnrg Sab-sch 
16 40; Bethel Sab-sch 6; Clearfield Sab-sch 
6 73. Pby of New OiatU—Firnt ch, Oxford, 
8ab-sch lor Labor Fem sch 4 60; Benov't 
Fund of New London congregatio'i, add'!, 
ftrom M N C 10. Ptty of Northumberland— 
Washington ch. Slifer, Emma Clark's class 
in coI'd Sab-soh 1; North Point Sab-sch 6; 
Williamsport ch 300, Inft class in Sab-sch for 
Rio chapel 12; Buffalo ch 88 76; Hohrsburg 
Fem Miss'y Soo'y 12 08, Contents of three , 
children's miss'y boxes 1 68. /*y of Phila- 
delphia— M&fmer'B cb, Phila, 11, Rev C N 
Ewing 6: Scotch ch 60 40, Sab-sch 49 60. 
Pby of PhUadetphia CentraZ— Cohocksink ch 
61 66; 2d ch, hatfmo coll 10 87; Kensington 
8ab-flch 17 60. i^ of Philadelphia 2d— Abing- 
ton oh 40 90; Providence ch, a Friend 2. 
- - - . . ^. . . ^. ■• 17 774 14 

I -Blaira- 


ch 10; 
Bch for 
; Acod- 
w ch 6; 

erty ch 
rs Mary 
»urg en 

666 98 

Stnod or St. Paul.— /% of St PatJ- Hud.«»on 
Sab-soh 2 10; Westminster ch. Minneapolis, 
mo con 6; 1st ch, St Peter's Sab-sch 10 17 70 

Svjeon OP Sanddskt^— /^ of Western Reserve— 
Tiffin ch 13 76. Sab-sch 2 60 16 26 

Stnod of Southern Iowa— P6y of Failed— 
Shiloh ch. Fairfield 6. PLy of /ouxi— Wap- 
pello ch 8 30 14 30 

Btnod op Wheeuno— Pby of New Liehon—Co]- 
umbus ch 4 16; Bethesdach 10; Hanover ch 
6; Yellow Creek ch, for debt 81 So, Sat>-Hch 
8 20; East Palestine ch 6 26. Pby. of Uteu- 
6«nv»Z/c— Carrolton ch 10 43; Kilgore cli 9 57; 
Beacon Ridge ch 16, Sab-sch 2 50; Two 
Ridges ch. lor debt 66 66; Wavnesville and 
Bethlehem chs. for debt 20; Wellsville Sab- 
sch 10; New Harrislmrg ch 6; 1st ch, Steu- 
benville 100; L^'land (>t?ok ch 15 8,3. Pby of 
St r7a»r»tntt«— Nottingham ch 143. Pin/ of 
H'(fMAtru7 ton— First ch, Wheeling 31 40, cold 
Sab-sch, for Africa 9; Ist ch, Washington, 
Sab-sch for Corisco 34 43, and 8i 67, to con 
John Hoon, Wm H Hartxel, Mary S Brown, 
and Florence S Bauj^man Life mcm'-crs; 
Claysville ch 16 60, Sal>-sch, for debt 6 80; 
New Cumberland ch 82; Mt Prospect Sab- 
sch 3 21 780 80 

Stnodop Wisconsin.— Pbt/ of Dane— Blue Mounds 
ch 10. Pby of Winnebago — Kilbourne City ch 
Cent Soc'y 2 12 00 

Total receired fk'om churches, $7,948 79 
Lboacibs.— Lydia Coombs, dec'd, Newburyport, 

Edward Avery, dec'd, 

1.040 CO 

Mass, less tax 940 
Wooster, 0, 100 

Stnod op Rep Presb'n Crurcr.— ^Scholarships 
188 76; DohrascU building 147 90; Six mos 
Stdaries of Messrs Calderwood and Caldwell 
600; Premium for gold 238 60 1,176 15 

Miscellaneous.- Basle, Switzerland, 6; J Penn 
Jones. Portland, W Va, 2«>; Franklin Knight 
10; a Friend 5,000: Z 500, for China; A A xMcM 
20; Cash, for debt, 1,0(X); Grace Lee, blind 
five years old, to con self Life member .32 13; 
Sab-scli Ref ch, Hackensack, N J, 22; Mrs 
Mary P Davis. Mansfield. Ohio, for debu 1; 
Miss L G Sanford to con Myron Sanford Life 
utembcr 20; for Rio 10: Mrs Marv L Gow De- 

rre. Wis, 10; S.-^b-sch. Santa Fe. S'ew Mexico, 
H K, Corning, N Y. for Braail, I.UOO; G P 
R 60; Two Ladies of Bozrahville, Conn, for 
Chinese Mission in California, 600; Rev Chas 
J Collins 20: Widow's Mite 1; R D James, 
Bridgeton, N J, 2; Rev A G Ross. Champagne, 
Ills, 6; Rev J Farris 60; John C Urjen. for 
debt, 6.000; Jas Bough ton. Carlisle, N Y, 6; 
JaH Bayard. Phila, for debt. 60; Mrs Julia A 

Whittaker, Unionville, N Y, 30; » for 

debt, 6,000; a Friend 10; Annie 21 41 ; Rev A 
B Maxwel1.Salem,0, for debt 6; Carso Crane 
90, and Mrs Crane 10, Phelps, N Y, to con 
Rev Daniel Foster. Mrs J V D^WyckofT. and 
Alice Brinkerhoff Life members; O .M Dor- 
man, Norfolk, Va, 50; G P Reevs, Yonkersi, 
N Y, 60; Rev J J Thompson 60; Ger Ref ch. 
Wauken, Iowa. 16 60; 8 T C 26; Rev JAM 
80 cts; Henry Day, for debt, 100; Secret Alms 
6; Wm Sidney Smith 100; J Harmanus Fisher, 
Baltimore, gold 360, prem 144; Mrs E C L 2; 
Proceeds of gold ring found by boy, for debt, 
8; Wm Rankin, jr, for debt, 200 19,609 84 

Total receipts in July, 1867, $29,773 78 
Receipts for Maps for Chinese Bible collected 
by Rev. J. L. Nevius:— R M Glyphant 10 »; David 
Olyphant 100: Thos. Paton 100; Win. Gamble 
100; CashT.C. G. 100; M. L. 8. 60; Henry Day 
26; Robert Carter 25; C. N. T. 26; M. C. Sutphen 
10; Dr. Reeves 10; J. L. Nevius 66 $700 00 

WM. RANKIN, JR„ Treantrm-. 

Lrtirs relating to tlie Missions, or other opera* 
tions of the Board, may be addressed to W.iLxiB 
Lowrie, Esq., Rev. John C. Lowrie, or Rev. Davx» 
Irtino, Secretaries, Mission House, Centre streo^ 
New York. 

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PuBLDiHoa H0XI8E. 821 Chesthtjt Stbibt 

Letters relating to agencies, donations ofbooks 
and tractBfthe appointinentof Colporteurs, mann- 
lerlirtii and book# offered for publication, and 
the general interests of the Board, to be ad- 
dressed to the Ilev. William E. Schwcck, D.D~ Cor- 
responding Secretary and Editor, No. 821 Chest- 
nut street 

All communications, reports, remittances of 
money, donations, and orders for books, to be 
•ddr^sed to Mr. Wixthbop SAftOKm, Superintend- 
ent of Colportage, Business Correspondent, and 

Subecriptions to the Hurna ami Foreign Baeord, 
vAitit StibbathrSchool Fintor, and payments for 
the same, to be addressed to Mr. Pcna Walue. 

The HymnaL 

The last General Assembly re- 
solved, " That the Hymnal, as now 
reported, be approved by this Gen- 
eral Assembly, and that its use be 
recommended to the churches." 

The Board of Publication now 
has in press a smaller and cheaper 
edition of the Hymnal, which will 
be issued in a few weeks. It will 
be about the size of the 18mo Con- 
fession of Faith, perhaps a little 
thicker, and probably about half 
the price of the present 12mo 
Hymnal. It will contain page for 
page the same matter, both in 
music and hymns, as the large 

Minutes of Assembly. 

The Minutes of the General As- 
sembly of 1867 are now published, 
and may be obtaine'd by inclos- 
ing the price, (75 cents,) to Peter 
Walker, 821 Chestnut St., Philad- 
elphia. A copy has been mailed 
to each person entitled to receive it, 
BO far as is known. 

The Sabbath-School library. 

An unusual and remarkable de- 
gree of interest was manifested in 
the last General Assembly on the 
subject of Sabbath-schools. A va- 
riety of memorials and overtures 
relating to this important matter 
were placed in the hands of the 
Assembly, which referred them to 
a Committee, who after some days 
of careful consideration reported a 
well-digested series of resolutions 
in reference thereto. (See Minutes^ 
pp. 351 and 352). The third of these 
resolutions is 'as follows: 

" The books of the Sabbath-school 
library should be wholly subject to 
the supervision of the pastor and 
ruling elders, and no work, except 
it he published by the Board of 
Publication, shall be admitted, 
which they have not approved. In 
this examination, care should be 
taken that no book receives their 
sanction, which might give the 
minds of the children a bias un- 
favourable to the order, doctrine, 
and practices of our Church, or 
which might beget a taste for friv- 
olous literature, or which does not 
impart some weighty truth, or im- 
portant information." 

The attention of pastors, ruling 
elders, and superintendents and 
teachers of Sabbath-schools, is re- 
spectfully and earnestly called to 
this important utterance of the 
highest judicatory of our Church. 

Froja the West Indies. 
Some months ago a request was 
received by the Board of Publica- 

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tion, from Captain James H. Hewit 
of the bark Linda, for a donation 
of Sabbath-school books, papers 
and tracts, for the people of Na- 
vassa, a small island of the Wind- 
ward group of the West Indies. 
This island contains a population 
of one or two thousand people, of 
various origins, but which had long 
been living greatly neglected, and 
in entire destitution as to religious 
advantages. An intelligent Chris- 
tian physician having not long 
since gone to reside upon the island, 
became profoundly interested in the 
religious condition of the people, 
and has been earnestly exerting 
himself to do all he could on their 
behalf. At the request of Captain 
Hewit a large package of Sabbath- 
school books, and other requisites 
for Sabbath instruction, was sent to 
this physician, who sends to the 
Board a most grateftd letter, in 
which he says : " We have built a 
neat little chapel, organized a Sun- 
day-school, and have regular ser- 
vices on the Sabbath, and also on 
Wednesday and Friday evenings ; 
which will be greatly benefited by 
the recent additions to our library, 
through the kindness of the Board 
of Publication." 

Mauy requests from the destitute 
and needy are coming every week 
to the Board for such donations, 
and it is responding as freely as its 
resources enable it to do. But its 
Distribution Fund is again begin- 
ning to run low, and we must ap- 
peal to liberal Christian friends, 
for the necessary means to continue 
these donations. 

taken from what we read during 
childhood ; and I am here reminded 
of an instance in point A very 
little book, exceedingly prized in 
old-time families, seems to have 
had great effect upon the mind of 
Dr. Benjamin Franklin. In a let- 
ter written from France, in 1784, 
he thus addresses Dr. Mather of 
Boston: "When I was a boy, I 
met with a book, entitled. Essays to 
do Good, which I think was written 
by your father. It had been so 
little regarded by a former pos- 
sessor, that several leaves of it were 
torn out ; but the remainder gave 
me such a turn of thinking, as to 
have an influence on my conduct 
through life ; for / have always set 
a greater value on the character of a 
doer of good, than on any other kind 
of reputation; and if I have been, 
as you seem to think, a useful citi- 
zen, the public owes the advantage 
of it to that book." These are no- 
table words. Let them have their 
due weight with the young. They 
were uttered by Dr. Franklin when 
he was in his seventy-ninth year ; 
they were therefore not the fruit of 
sudden excitement Their import 
is, that if he had been useful, it 
was owing to a torn book read in 
his childhood. — Dr. James W. Akxr 

Dr. rranklin*8 Early Reading. 
The whole colour of our life, both 
omental and moral, is frequently 

Tendency of Novels. 
The general tendeney of novels is 
to evil. They present vice and 
virtue in false colours. They dress 
up vice in gaiety, mirth, and long 
success. They put virtue and piety 
in some odious or ridiculous pos- 
ture. Suspicion, jealousy, pride, 
revenge, vanity, rivalries, resistance 
to the laws, rebellion against par 
rents, theft, murder, suicide, and 

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even piracy, are so represented in 
norels as to diminish, if not to take 
away the horror which all the vir- 
tuous feel against these sins and 
crimes. Almost all that is shock- 
ing in vice is combined with some 
noble quality, so as to make the 
hero on the whole an attractive 
character. The thief, the pirate, 
and especially the rake, are often 
presented as successful, elegant, 
and happy. Novels abound in im- 
modest and profane allusions or 
expressions. Wantonness, pride, 
anger, and unholy love, are the 
elements of most of them. They 
are full of exaggerations of men 
and things. They fill the mind 
with falae estimates of human life. 
In them the romantic prevails over 
the real. A book of this sort is 
very dangerous to the young, for in 
them the imagination is already 
too powerfdl for the judgment — 

The Truth. 

Love of truth is one mark of the 
true disciple. He delights in the 
truth as God has revealed it in his 
word. The doctrines of the Bible 
are precious to him. They are the 
basis of duty, the foundation of 
hope, the food of faith. God per- 
mits error to prevail often to try 
his people, and to make manifest 
those who are not his. The preva- 
lence of error leads the faithful 
disciple to study the truth and to 
adhere to it the more firmly ; and 
He tries to defend it and to acquaint 
others with it He shuns contro- 
versy; he assails not others; but 
he is firmly persuaded in his own 
mind, and finds it for his comfort 
and peace to be so ; and when the 

truth is assailed, he tries to correct 
the misrepresentations that are 
made, and to furnish others with 
the means of arriving at a correct 
knowledge of the truth. Some of 
the publications of the Board are 
admirably adapted to this end. 
Its books and tracts assail not 
others, but meet the misrepresenta- 
tions that are made, and give full 
and correct information as to the 
system of doctrines we hold. 
Among these may be named, " Per- 
severance of the Saints;" "Severe* 
ignty of God ;" " Young Convert In- 
structed;" "Misrepresentations of 
Calvinism ;" " What Presbyterians 
Believe;" and "Are Infants Elect- 
ed?" — all excellent tracts of the 
Board. Let them be scattered 
abroad ; and also the books, " The 
Great Supper," and "What is Cal- 
vinism ?" M. 


The Board of Publication has recently 
issued the following new books as an 
addition to its Sabbath-school library. 

I. Fern's Hollow. Price 60 and 65 

A well- written and deeply interest- 
ing republication of an English book. 
The scene is laid in Wales. The principal 
character, Stephen Fern, is a poor collier 
boy, the grandson of a returned convict. 
By the power of divine grace, he was 
brought to a saving knowledge of the 
truth, and enabled to resist severe temp- 
tations, and manifest a forgiving spirit, 
under injuries that were peculiarly try- 
ing. Beautifully illustrated with four 
wood engravings. 

II. Annot and her Pupil Price 50 
and 55 cents. 

The story of a little girl saved from, 
a sinking vessel, after a collision at 
sea, and adopted, as an orphan, into a 
Spanish family. After earnest longings 

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she finds a Bible, and through the know- 
ledge of its truths, is led to conversion, 
and becomes the means of doing much 
good to others. The course of her life 
is traced naturally, and with deep inter- 
est, and the book will be found not 
only attractive as a narrative, but full 
of earnest, practical, and suggestive 
truths. Three illustrations. 

III. The Brpken "Window, and other 
stories. Compiled for the Presbyte- 
rian Board ot Publication. Pi ice 65 
and 60 cents. 

A volume of interesting tales for 
the young, each one of which is beauti- 
tifully illustrated, and enforces some 
Scripture promise or command. The 
book has three handsome engravings. 

IV. Persevering Dick. 

V. Our Little Fruit-gatherers. 

VI. Caring for God's Sparrows. 

VII. Kitty's Knitting-needles. 
VIIL Every Little Helps. 

IX. The Will and the Way. 

X. Seaside Eambles. 

A series of seven beautiful little vol- 
umes, by the author of " Country Sights 
and Sounds," "Autumn Days," Ac, <fec. 
Each has 72 pages, and its price is 25 
and 30 cents. They are admirably 
"written, are full of valuable instruction, 
and cannot fail to be great favourites 
with the smaller children. 

.^^ " A single copy of any publication 
of Uie Board will be sent by mail, pre- 
paid, on receipt of the catalogue price. 
Address orders to Winthrop Sargent, 
Esq., 821 Qiestnut Street, Phila. 

Donations received fob the Colpobtaqe 
AND Distribution Funds op the Pres- 
BYTERiAN Board of Publication, since 


Phu of Albany—ViiagshoTO ch 21 44; Weat Gal- 

wny ch 20 41 44 

Pby of Allegheny— lieenhxiT^ ch, 10 00 

Jiiy of Baltimore— Hkrmony ch, 37 76 

J^ of Blcomington—OntiTg* ch, 9 00 

/% of Bureau— Rock Island l»t ch 10; Prince- 
ton ch 22 80 .32 80 
Ptw of CarlWe — Silver Sprinir ch 16; Lower 

Path Valley ch lU; Burnt Cabin ch 5 31 00 
Fhy of Cariar— Tipton ch, 15 00 

Fhyof CAU(i^7/je— Wftjihini^on. C H, IS 00 

t%y qf Cinonno^i— CincioniiU Oih oh, 83 11 

P5y of CbltimbtM— Blondon ch 6 46; Groyeport 

ch G; Circleville ch 29 40 40 85 

Fbti of Omnerticttf— Thompson ville ch 6; South 

East ch 7 60 12 60 

Pby of Des JVotnea— Knoxville ch, 9 OO 

Pby of Dubtiqiie—P\easskni Grove ch 6; Je!*8up 
ch 4 50; Peosta ch 4; Epworth ch 8ab-bch 2; 
Le Roy ch I 16 60 

Pby of £<iza6e£Atoioi»— Bab wa J oh, 80 OO 

Pby of iHe— Fairfield ch, 6 30 

Fhy of /'Vndiay— Blanchard ch, 6 OO 

PbuofFoTl ITrtyn*— Fort Wayne Ist ch 44 70; 

Warsaw ch 6 90 GO 60 

Pby of ifodtinp— Decature and Burton chs 10 90 
Pby of BurUingdon — Mifflintownand Lost Creek 
chs 84 43; Williamsburg ch 18; Huntingdon 
ch 78 60 180 95 

Pt^ qf IndianapoUs— Acton ch, 7 00 

POy of Leavenworth— SAndy Creek ch, 80 

Pby of Logannport—Fvtknkport ch 6; La Fay- 
ette ch 9 3i 15 33 
Pbv of ixwdonderry— Newburyport Ist ch. La- 

aies' Colporteur ABs'n, 30 00 

Pby of Long /«/rtnd— Middletown ch 14 60; Hun- 
tington 1st oh 18; Huntingtou 2dch 18; \Ve9t 
Hampton ch 3 40 62 98 

Pby of LouisviUe—ChcBtnut St ch, 140 00 

Pby of /.uxemtf— Mfluch Chunk Ist ch, 61 21 

Pby of iric/ii^an— Woodhull ch, 8 52 

Pby of Missouri £twr— Council Bluff ch, 27 80 
Pby of New BrunnDiekr—Princeton 2d ch 22 00 
Pby of New Lt<6<m— Deerfield ch, 6 60 

Pby of New York^"A Friend," per Wm Ran- 

kin,jr, 600 00 

Piy of New York 2d— Peekskill ch, 84 40 

Pby of iVewton— Harmony ch, 21 25 

Pby of North i2iiJ<»^Bethlehem ch, 81 00 

Pby of Oregon — Jackson co ch, 33 33 

Pby of PaMrtic— Morristown 1st ch Sab-8ch 30 00 
Pby of PhUaddphia Central — Spring Garden ch 

Sab-sch, W 15 

Pby of Sari1an—Amwe\] ch, 9 00 

POy nf B'^ek i2»««r— Newton ch 6; Albany ch 8; 

Scales Mouud ch 1 65 9 65 

Pby of Sa/wt«— Salem ch, 6 00 

Pby of &i ngamfln— Springfield lat ch 91X96; 
Springfield 3d ch 4/ 138 96 

Pby of Schuyler — Macomb ch, 
Pby of Sidney— hack Creek ch. 

17 00 

18 00 

i% of SteubcnvUle— Two Ridge ch 44; Bloom- 


Pby of Susgvthanna — Warren ch, 
Pby of Vinton— West Irvmg ch, 
Pby of ITarren— Shiloh ch, 

04 00 
4 85 
2 40 
4 70 

Pby of Wa«Ain^on^Moundsville oh 6 00; West 

Alexandria ch 49; Fairview oh. add*l, 12 4.'.; 

Upper Uutfiilo ch 24 89 05 

Pby of West Jersey— Varetovrn oh 25; Absecon 

cli 4 29 00 

Pby qf West TtriTtnta— Bethel oh, 3 60 

Pby of Winncbfuio—P\over Ist ch 5; Depere ch 

12 :i6; Wmneconue ch 2 6o 19 95 

Pby of iroo«/«r— East Hopewell ch 7; Nashville 

en 8; Chippewa 15 5o 3o 60 

Pity of ZonewtWc— Deerfield oh 6; Salin Ger ch 

7 06 13 06 


Rev E C Wines, D.D.. 6; •• Z."500; W W Rnches 
1; Legacy Hon Edward Avtry, deo'd. in 
part, 1^ 6 !> 10 

$2,726 €9 

Digitized by 






Corrttponding Secretary^ Rer. H. L Ooi, 

Treasurer, Datxd JLutb, 

St. Loais, Ma 


TEHsioir iM July, 1867. 

Total receipto July, 1867, $7,751 a, as follows, 

Pttfj of TTrtrroi— Keithsburg ch 3 90: Oqnawka 
ch 2 10; North Henderson ch 14 10; Prairie 
City ch 10; John Knox ch U 65; Oneida ch 
5 35: Shiloh ch 4 i>4 10 

Fhy of Ohio— FiTBi ch, Pittsburgh, special 393 00 

Fbyof Leavanporth—OKAloona ch 3 40; Perry- 
Tille ch 3 {»() 7 20 

Pfn/ nf PaleatiM— Areola ch 6; Grandriew ch 
8 60 14 60 

Pbgof Fort i>odflr#— ClarksTiUe ch 3; Fort Dodge 
ch 3 10 6 10 

Thy nf TVandv^voma— Bethel Union ch 13 00 

I%ij of Hudson— hionni Hope ch 9; Hampton* 
burg ch 55 37 ; Florida ch 9 25 73 62 

Fby of Findtay—Yan Wert ch 6 50 ; Blanchard 
ch 8; Ottawa oh 7: Ist ch, Findley, 37 70 59 20 

Ay of iouu— Round Prairie ch 16; We« Point 
ch 4; Trenton ch 2; Mission oh, at Wappello, 
7 76: Pilot GroTe ch 2 80 75 

Ff>y of 3fia»M— Third ch, Dayton, 60 00 

Ptfjf of CWum6u«— Westminsler ch 7 00 

Pbv of Odar— Blue Graf's ch 160 reflinded; 
flermon ch 5: Cedar Rapids ch 12; Blue 
Grass ch 7 85: Fairview ch 3 60; Springville 
ch 2 75; Muscatine ch 14 50 205 70 

i%yo/Btoomin^tof»— Heyworthchl6 60; Union 
Grove ch 8; Chatwcnh ch 11: Champaign 
ch 19: Crow Meadow ch 3 50; Wauke»na ch 
2U; Delafiold ch 4 50; Ottawa ch 2; Onarga 
ch 10 94 50 

Hy of Indianapolis— Union ch 7 18: Hopewell 
chU 50; ShilohchS 65; latch, Westtown, 15 

40 33 

Fby of Bo/^tmora— Broadway ch 16 00 

Pt/y of <fiur«att— Coal Valley ch 6: Arlington 
ch 6: Aledo ch lo; Princeton ch 17 37 00 

Phy of St PautrSi Paul Central ch 67 90; St 
Cloud ch 8 65 90 

Fiy of Muncia— First ch, Indianapolis 66; 
Moncie ch 7 28; Tipton ch 5; New Castle ch 
4 49 81 77 

Fby of Chicago— First ch, Kaukakee, 9 26: Ma- 
rengo ch 10 40; St Ann ch3 33; Istch, Morris 
12 50 85 40 

Fby of St ZowM— Salem ch 6; Kirk wood ch 
18 45; Carondelct ch 15 38 45 

Piy of Oxford— fiew Paris oh 8 26; Camden ch 
5: Hamilton ch 46 03 54 28 

pl^ of Seio CasUe— Oxford ch 60; Pennington- 
ville ch 5; Westminster ch 15; Green Hill ch 
24; Upper Octorara ch 23; Lower Brandy- 
wine ch 10 83; Forks of Brandy wme ch 38 40 

166 25 

Pty of SehuyUr^—Vf entminster ch 16 50; Carth- 
age ch 19 30; Ebeneser ch 22; Camp Creek 
en 11; Ipara ch 22 89 80 

FUfof Kaskaskia—MoTo ch 12 75; Trenton ch 

12 75; Kim Point ch 11; Zion oh 5 50; St 
John ch 4; Greenville ch 10 66 00 

Pfftfof KinM/inea— Petersburg ch 5 60; Prince- 
ton ch 15; Upper Indiana ch 6 60; Evans- 
rille ch 11 60 88 60 

Pbti of iSSdn«v— Bellefontaine ch 14 60; Union 
City ch 9 03; 1st ch Piqua 10; Urbana ch 

13 70 47 23 
Av of Neto AO MH f f O haron eh 8; Corydon ch 

335 6 36 

Pty of Sangamon— Mnh Orore ch 8 66; North 
.SKDgamon ch 11; Flarmlngton oh U 46; 8d 
ch, tipringfield, 60 40 94 40 

Pby of TFoostor— Chippewa ch 10 02; Chester 
ch 4 55 23 67 

Fbyofffighland—Bigh\audch5i Salem ch 1 '20; 

fi 20 

Pify of Genesee iKv«r— Warsaw ch 30; Bath oh 
9 75 39 75 

Pby of Vtnton— Vinton ch 12; Big Grove ch 9; 
Centre ch 3 55 ; Big Creek ch u 30 56 

Pby of New BrunswieK—\ai ch, New Brunswick 
60; Ewin^ ch 47 »7 00 

Pfcw of Raritan-Ui ch, Amwell, United 13 40 ; 
Pox Hill ch 3 50 16 90 

Pby of Oir/w/*— Paxton ch 31 ; Barton and Lo- 
nflooning ch 17 ; Greeneastle ch 41 ; Lower 
Path Valley ch 10; Burnt Cabins ch 6; Mid- 
dle Spring ch 62 40; 2d ch, Carlisle 69 12 

„ 225 52 

Fl -Bethel ch 9; West Bethesda 

Toledo 11 60; Delta ch 5; Bryan 
' 3500 

Ft Canton ch 18 80; Elmwood ch 

I Grove ch 10 84 66 

Fi —Washington ch 11; Bethel ch 

lie ch 2 40; Brighton ch 2 25; 
i ); Sigourney oh 6 36 29 00 

Fl lyne^Swan ch 2 75: Hopewell 

Ke Qh 5; Blumon ch 2 26; Wa- 
5el River ch 3 32 00 

F*i i5^^ami— Mahoning ch 31 50; 

I «.. ^_, 1st ch. New Berlin 9 75; Me- 

Ewensville ch 9; Chilesquaque ch 17 2.'); 
Moorsburg ch 2 76; Mifflin burg ch 9 111 25 

Pby of Rochester Ci'^y— Third ch, Rochester 
103 37 : Seneca ch 16 78 120 15 

Pby of i*a/;«— Valparaiso ch, 19 40 

Pby of />u6u9u«— East Friesland ch 4: Frank- 
ville ch 14; Andrew ch 5; Farmer's Creek ch 
8; Wavne ch 1 90; Peosta ch 4 75; Epworih 
ch 2; Scotch Grove ch 10 44 65 

Pby of Sti/m«— Salem ch 8 16; Golconda ch 
3 25: Waba.»*h ch 3; Odin ch 2 17 28 

Ffyy of Missouri iJivcr—Council Bluffs ch 33 75; 
Nebra.«ka City ch 8 41 75 

Pby of Beaver— yew Salem ch 18 60; Pulaski 
ch 12 05; Clarkosville ch 12 41 45 

Pby of Washington— Lower Buffalo ch G; Forks 
of Wheeling ch 30; Mt Prospect oh 17 80 

G2 80 

Pby of CIncintiaei— Lebanon ch 26; Central ch 
70 27; Springdale ch 49 48; Pleasant Ridge 
ch 26 46 17:^ 20 

Pbu ofChillieothe-Eokm&nsvme ch 14 76; Deer- 
field ch 31 45 75 

Fhy of Busquehanna— Second Trenton ch 13 83; 

• Istch, lowanda, 20; Warrench 4; Rushville 
ch 4: Stevcnsville ch 4 45 88 

Pfiy of Rock River— M\dd\e Creek ch 11; Ster- 
ling ch 19 25; Morrison ch 8 80; Galena ch, 

' German, 5 35: Dixon ch 52 06 40 

Pby of Bwlington— First ch, Camden, 23 79 ; 
Mt Holly ch 10 50; Bordentown ch 7; Col- 
umbus ch 9 37; Providence ch 4 38 61 04 

Pby of Connecticut — Bridgeport ch. special, 40 00 

Pbv of Logaa«port— Monticello ch 8 h: Indian 
Creek oh 4 25; Perrysburg ch 2; Rensalaer 
ch 1; Ist ch, Lafayette, 13 05 -la 70 

PI ~ -Mauch Chunk ch 143 48; Wvo- 

X56 48 

Pi rst ch, Washington, 4 10 

Pi »«»— Albia ch 5 00 

Pi TO— Hammond ch 10 00 

Pi mUe—St Clairsvllle oh 20 00 

Pi ;i(w— Calvary ch 62 60 

Pi iwd— Huntingdon South ch 24 35 

Pi :«— Deerfieldch 8; Salt Creek • 

17 00 

Pi ion— Sinking and Spring Creek 

, jg Valley 44 44; East Freedom 

and Martinsburg chs 17; Spruce Creek ch 
70 17; Beulahch7 163 61 

Pby <^Mmdi»on— Lexington ch 6 00 

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The following amounts hare been received 
since last report, ria. 

Pby of TVoy— Waterfopd ch, 81 06 

Phy of AUeghenif CiT^Manohestor Ger eh, 8 4C 
Flw of CA^cajTO— Rock ford 1st ch 26; K C 

Thompson, Esq, 25 
Pffy of yeuf ^/5anj/— Rehobofh ch 
rUy of Dubuque— Wajne oh, 
POy of Leavenworth — Leavenworth ch, 
Fby of Elixabethtown—RahwAy 2d ch, 
J*by of Ifonmouf^— Jamesbnrg ch, 
Pfcy of i\r6v/<m^Harmony ch 20; Stroadsburg 

ch 7 27 00 

i%y (^ i^Mditf— Westminster ch, 06 64 

J^ of West Jersey— Greenwich ch, , 26 00 

Pby of Aa«ai>— South Third 8t ch, Wmsburg 

S3 52 
Pby of New ForA^— Jersey City Ist ch, 
Pby qf Munei4—Rej H K Hepnigh, 
Pby of Cblutn&tM— Columbns Ist ch, 
Pb;/ of Buntingdon—Feiryv'xWe ch, 
Pby of Philadelphia 2d— Newtown ch, 
*Pby of Oorioii— Greenville ch 10 60; Plsgah ch 

10 BO 
Pby of Ofcfo— Pittsburg 4th ch, 26 00 

Pby of Saliiburgh'^Mi Pleasant ch 4 60; Gilgal 

eh 8 60 8 00 

Pf;y of Washingtot^—Sah^oih of Washington Ist 

ch 20 00 

Pby of Dons—Rookville Ger oh, 4 60 

60 00 
6 00 
1 60 
90 00 
22 00 

68 20 
88 44 
40 00 
22 80 

$601 61 


600 00 

« Annie," of Wheeling, W Va, 

10 00 

Interest on Permanent Fund% 

76 86 

$1487 46 
Treasurer Trustees of General Assembly, 
Office No. 320 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, August Sth, 1807. 

In remitting money to this Fund, the name of 
the Church and Presbytery to which it t>elonj^ 
siiould be distinctly stated, that it mav be cor- 
rectly acknowledged. And where cneoks or 
dniftV are sent they should be drawn to the order 
of '>G£0. H. Van Gkldks, TreasurerJ* 

Not less than five and twenty of the 
niinislere aided are beyond the age of 
seventy, several are more than eighty, 
with wives nearly as old as themselves, 
and one is ninety-two. Nearly all have 
been missionaries, and not a small por- 
portion of the churches, Presbyteries, 
and Synods, not to mention literacy and 
other useful institutions in various parts 
of the West, are monuments of their 
apostolical labours. But like David, 
tney " have become old and grey headed," 
and their "strength has fMled," Witii 

hearts still glowing with the love of 
Christ, they are too aged and infirm to 
continue their active ministry, and have 
very properly asked their discharge from 
the Board of Missions. But none of 
them have property enough for their 
own support, and some have little more 
than wnat they receive from the fund. 

One of these venerable men was for 
many years among the Cherokeee. In a 
letter, acknowledging a remittance, he 
" blesses God for having put it into the 
hearts of his brethren to make provision 
for the aged and disabled like himself 
I have no property, and little atrencth/' 
he says, '* for any sort of labour, and my 
sight has become much impared. My 
wife can hardly distinguish between day 
and night, yet, our domestic labour is 
done by her, though groping about the 
house, in almost total blindness. I 
would like, if I were able, to co back to 
the Indians, among whom 1 lived so 
many years, and be buried with those 
of my children who are sleeping 
there, side by side with the humble 
children of tne forest. But alas, the 
wish is vain : my work on earth is done, 
and my days are well nigh numbered." 

A minister of middle age, after a 
description of his hopeless physical con- 
dition, loss of strengtn, exhausting cough, 
hectic fever, and other attendants of con- 
sumption, begs the Committee to accept 
the thanks of himself and family, and 
adds, "Qod bless both the donors and 
the managers of the fund." 

A little girl, the oldest sister in a 
family of four orphans, writes the chair- 
man, "when our money was all eone, 
and we did not know what to ao, I 
went to my closet and asked my Heav- 
enly Father. After that, it came into 
mv mind that I would write to you, and 
I know that you will pardon me if it is 
wrong, and I am too bold. I think that 
we must be the most dependent family 
on which your gifts are bestowed. But 
if God is pleased to appoint us such an 
humble lot, we should not murmur. 
He will surely reward every act of kind- 
ness done in his name." 

Appuoatiovs for aki item tiiis Fund must \m 
made on the recommendation of a Presbytery 
and addressed to Bar. Josspb H. Joins, DJ)., Ohaff- 
man and Secretary of the Oommittae^ No. 624 
i^pmoe street, Philadelphia, Fla. 

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BeT. 8. C LoQAH, Oarretpondlng Seeretary, 
A. CAimosi, Esq, Treasurer, 

h9X 224 Pittoborsh. P^ 
Wm. Una, Esq., BeeeMng Agent, 

907 Arch street, Philadelphia. 

WordB from the Labonren. 

Oar space is too limited to permit any 
adequate view of the wide field occupied 
bj the missionaries of our church, among 
the Freedmen. If we could but present 
the reports of a single month, with the 
ever varying, and ever fresh appeals of 
the faithful men and women who are 
planting the church and school among 
the poor, we are per8ua<.led that a new 
interest would be awakened in the work. 
Letters filled with perplexity and discour- 
agement, with hopes blasted, when al- 
most realized, come in the same mail with 
letters full of joy and thankfulness for spe- 
cial tokens of the Saviour's presence and 
the Spirit's power. Now thev tell us of 
acme dear old samt who has finished the 
eourse with ioy, whose tottering steps 
they have followed until the Lord came. 
Kow of some contentious spirit seeking the 
pre-eminence and planting roots of bit- 
terness. Now of some precious little one 
brought to the Saviour's arms ; now again 
of heedless ones wandering too far to be 
followed save by the great Shepherd 
himself. Now oi schools unexpectedly 
and wonderfully successful. And then 
of schools that exhaust strength and 
wear out patience. Then they tell us of 
blessed communion seasons, in the forest, 
or in the log church, just completed, 
where the Lord has manifested himself 
"in the breaking of bread;" and the 
aouls of penitent worshippers are borne 
away heavenward in songs of thanks- 
giving and praise. Sometimes the let- 
ters tells us the labourer is weary and 
exhausted — that he feels that he must 
leave the field ; that others more fresh 
and hopeful may take up the uncom- 
pleted task. And yet, perhaps, before 
this message has started on its way, 
new light falls upon the labourer's head, 
and new voices are heard begging him 
to be etrons. Souls blessea by his 
labours lay nold of his skirts, and he 
closes the letter with the words — " We 
liave thought that our part of this cpreat 
work would be done it thfi ^nd or the 
7«ary bot as ws have listened of late to 

the humble, earnest prayer of this people ; 
that God would send us back — Provi- 
dence may hedge up our way and indi- 
cate that it is our duty to return. We 
had a precious communion season last 
Sabbath — really if the path of duty is 
made clear that we should leave this 
field, it will be hard to part with this 
people. A more grateful people never 
were, and never were more earnest 
prayers offered up for any, than have 
been for us." 

We have no letters from the labourers 
that were written for publication. They 
are sim