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prayer-meetings are established on board of vessels in this port. “We have,” say the board of managers of the “ New-York Bethel Union," a standing committee to provide vessels on board of whicb to hold meetings. If a vessel is procured for Monday evening, notice thereof is given to the Chairman of the Monday evening committee, whose duty it then is to cause the Bethel flay to be hoisted at mast-head during the day; the signal-lantern at night; to potify his co-members; who may also invite such other friends as may be thought necessary to assist in conducting the exercises of the evening." These meetings have been generally well attended, and, it is believed, much good bas been done. Success attend every such effort to convert our sbips into houses of prayer, and our seamen ioto temples of the Holy Ghost !
The proceedings of the United Foreign Missionary Society," are amply detailed in the American Missionary Register; from which it appears that ibe Osage Mission, is likely to succeed, though it is to be feared that the war which has been declared between the Cherokees and Osages, will retard the operations of the Society. The Mission family bave formed themselves into a church, confirmed their union, and renewed their covenant by parlaking of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
GREAT OSAGE MISSION.
Mission Boats, Aug. 8, 1821. May the Lord direct my pen, and enable me to speak of his goodness ; for truly his goodness and inercy have followed us all our way: He hath not dealt with us according to onr iniquities, but in his great loving-kindoess hath he watched over us for good. Most of the family enjoy comfortable health. Although a number are feeble, yet no raging fever burns their sickly frame. The most infirm are able to walk abroad; our spirits are good, and our prospects are flattering.
We entered the Osage river on the 29th of June; and on the first of July, we met on one of its banks for Divine worship. Our Sanctuary, formed by the God of nature was grand and sublime. We'assembled under a large shelving rock, sufficiently extensive to shelter a thousand persons from the peltings of the storm, or to shadow them from the scorching rays of the sun. met with only one white family, the last we expect to see on our way to the Indian settlement.
On the 2d of August, we arrived at Chateau's Establishment. Here, for the first time, we saw Osage Indians. We were politely received by Wah-top-eyah, a warrior of distinction, who had been left here to give to the chiefs information of our arrival. When three of the brethren, who had gone forward, approached the Indian huts, this warrior marched out with an air wbich would not bave disgraced royalty. He took the Missionaries by the band, and bade them a cordial welcome. He then walked down to the river, and welcomed the whole family to the territory of his nation.
At this place, we found many of the Osage Indians. Their appearance is most interesting. Their cleanliness much surprised us. We could not but love their children, some of whom were neatly dressed, while others were entirely destitute of clothing. One of the Indians said he had two children, and he would send them to school, and when they became wbite-men, he would come and live with us, and be a wbite-man too.
In the course of the afternoon, we moved up the river about a mile. Wahtoneyah accompanied us, took a seat at our table, and conducted himself with propriety. On the 3d, we rested, while the brethren examined the land. On the 4th, we moved up the stream until we were arrested by the shoals. On the 6th, the brethren took a more extensive view of the land, and fouod a situation about four miles distant by land, and eight or ten by water, with which they are highly pleased.
Some of the brethren are now employed in erecting a store-house on the scite just mentioned, while others are conveying goods thither in a skiff. Brothers Newton and Bright have gone to the Missouri river for horses, oxen, cows, &c. We are within 80 miles of Fort Osage, to which all letters for our family should in future be directed. The Osage chiefs and warriors bave not yet returned from their summer's hunt. They are expected soon, and on their return a Council will be immediately beld. -American Missionary Register.
The following is an extract of a letter from Bishop N'Kendree, dated Lexing
ton, Kentucky, September 26, 1821. “The Missionary business, in the Ohio Conference, promises a reward for our labour and expences. We have seat on a Missionary family to care ry the school into effective operation."
By a letter from Rev. Ebenezer Brown, it appears there is a gracious revival of religion in Middlebury, Vermont. He says, “. The most hardened of. fenders came to the altar last Tuesday evening seeking forgiveness, and desiring an interest in the prayers of God's people. It was an awful time. I never witnessed so mighty a revelation of the power of God; and get the most perfect order prevailed, and all was solemo as the house of death! Indeed order and solemnity characterize every meeting for the public worship of God. About fifty have been added to our church since my residence here, one of whieh is the high-sberiff of the county.”
Died in Stratford, Vermont, March About 10 o'clock on Thursday, be 8,1821, in the 36th year of bis age, observed, “I have failed fast since Rev. Salmon Wincbester. He was sun down. I shall not probably live born of respectable parents, id West- to the rising of another sun. Five days moreland, Nov. 11, 1785. When about ago I was as likely to live as any of you; sixteen, through the instrumentality but God, in His wise Providence has of the Methodist ministry, be was seen ft to afflict me, and I hope I brought to the knowledge of the truth; fully acquiesce in it. I wish I could and he ever after maintained the char- say, my work is done and well done." acter of a pious, consistent Christian. (By this remark he appeared to allude Evincing an ardent desire for the sal. to the time of his location.) “Yet, vation of sonls, and a talent for useful. blessed be God, I can say that for six dess in the ministry, he received li- years I have had an unshaken conficense, first as a Local Preacher, and dence in God, and have been striving in 1815 he joined the travelling minis. to do good. I am now ready to be offer try, and was stationed on Ashburnham ed-I have finished my course; I have circuit: In 1816 on Tolland : In 1817 kept the faith. Henceforth there is he was admitted into full connexion, laid up for me a crown of righteousordained deacon, and again stationed ness. Many other passages of scripon Tolland circuit. ln 1818, he trav- ture he repeated. elled Vershire circuit: and in 1819, He then gave a charge to his dishe was ordained elder, and appointed consolate wife and cbildren, giving again to Versbire. In 1820, for rea- them his blessing, and exhorting them sons wbich be thought suficient to jus. to faithfulness. In this happy frame tify him, he discontinued from travels of mind his soul took its departure into ling, and received from the Confer- a world of spirits, and, we doubt not, ence a location. Being, however, dis. rests from labour, in the bosom of God. satisfied in his present state, with a Much might be justly said in favour view to join the Conference again, he of his character. But suffice it to say, re-coinmenced travelling on Vershire what, in all his exterior deportment, circuit, but did not, on account of ill he displayed the virtues of the Chrishealth, re-enter the Conference. tian, the husband, the father, the mem
In his sickness, he exhibited, in a ber of civil and religious society, and, very eminent degree, the virtues pe. after his exaltation to the ministry, he culiar to the Christian, bolding an un. evinced his divine call by the manner, wavering confidence in God, and a and the success with which he disfirm hope of immortality; and when charged bis ministerial duties. Neiassured that his restoration to health ther were the inward (empers of his was hopeless, he said, " If I were alone mind less amiable in the estimation of in the world, I could die with ease- bis intimate acquaintance, thap bis but my family." He, however, calm- external conduct was correct. In a ly resigned them into the hands of his word, he enjoyed communion with God, while he committed his own soul God, and in that communion he died. to the care of his great Redeemer.
91, 128 Account of Rev. Aurora Seager, 367, 406, 449
18 Remarks on 1 Cor. vii. 36.
ture, from the manner in which the Ile Illustration of Hebrews i. S.
97 Illustration of Luke xxiii. 45.
133 Illustration of Matt. xxvii. 54.
172 On the Longevity of the Antediluvians,
• 208 On the charming of serpents,
THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD DISPLAYED.
The proofs of the Being of a God, from the Account of a Lion and Lioness
51 Remarks on the Surface of the Globe, 299
52 Remarkable instance of attachment in a bird, ib.
THE GRACE OF GOD MANIFESTED.
Memoir of Charles Newman,
67 Extract from Hannah More's Moral Sketches, 222
258, 306, 358
146 The benefits of constant communion with
218 On the Right Use of Words, 380, 417, 466
RELIGIOUS AND MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.
Account of the Work of God in New-Hamp Revival of the work of God in Rhinebeck,
Commencement of the great revival of reli Revival of the Work of God in Savannah,
195, 196 Anniversary of the Wesleyan Methodist Mis-