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Friendship,
10 00 , Vernon, a friend of Home Missions,

15 28 Geneva, H. H. Seelye, $260; children, in

Wampsville, in part,

7 35 part to sustain a inissionary, $24 54; Mr. Merrill, $2,

206 54 Genoa,

2 00

The Philadelphia Home Missionary Society ac. Hamburgh,

25 00

knowledges the receipt of the following sulas Holly,

95 00 Ithaca, T. S. Williams, 3d quarterly pay.

during the months of February, March and April, 1843.

Rev. E. R. Fairchild, Secretary. ment,

25 00 Junius,

1 00

East Bloomfield, N. J., Mou. Con., $7 29;
Kennedysville,

5 00
coil. in ch., 881 59,

88 88 Knowlesville,

20 00 West Bloomfield, N. J., Mon. Con., $17 E8; Leroy.

4 50
coll. io ch., $24 16,

42 04 Lewiston,

25 00

Mendham, N. J., Rev. D. II. Johnson, $10; Lim, two Bible classes,

16 21

Dr. A. Woodrufl, $5; W. Babbit, Esq., Linden.

5 00

$3; Miss Naucy Thompson, $5; others, Little Valley, 18 00 841 25,

64 25 Littleville,

5 00 Baskingridge, N. J., Mrs. C. M'Euwen. $10; Lockport, Cong. Ch.,

30 00 Alexander M.Eonen, $5: Mr. John Day. Second Presb. Ch., 25 00 tou, $3 ; Mis. Aon till, $2,

20 00 Lodi,

25 00
East Whiteland, Pa,

12 00 Moscow,

25 00
Mercantile Librury Co., Phila.,

lu 00 Newstead, 25 00 Brooklyu, Pa., by Rev. S. Cook,

4 87 Niagara Falls, Albert Porter, to const.

Clinton St. Presb. Ch., Philadelphia, Dr. J. Judge Porter a L. M., $30; others, to

Marshall Paul, $50; Mon. Con., $50; Sab. Const. Rev. Henry Callahan a L. M.,

School Arsoc., $10; John Horland, $25, 135 00 $30 75. 60 75 Marple, PH., Femalo Miss. Soc.,

22 73 Parma Center,

5 00
Laurel, Del.,

5 00 Penfield, 8 91 Blackwater, Del,

5 00 Prattslıurgh, Ladies' Miss. Soc., Mrs. Olive

lodian River, Del.,

5 00 L. Porter, Sec., to const. Mrs. Mary F.

Waterford, Pa., $25; Cherrytree, $10; WalJo a L. M.

30 00 M.Keall, $6 50; Springfield, $10; Rev. Ovid,

3 50 Mr. Craig hend, $I; Beuverilam, $5; Pendleton,

14 75 Union, $2 ; Rev. Thos. Anderror, $3 ; Red Creek,

25 00 H. B. Trucy, $7; Mr. Sacket, $1 ; MeudRichmond,

21 25 ville, $10, by Kiev. P. Clomberlain, 80 50 Rochester, Brick Cb., bal.,

109 00 3d Presb. Ch., Newark, N. J., bal. of coll., Senget, 8 10 by Rev. Dr. Briusmade,

56 09 Spencer,

6.00 Reading, Pa., Saml. Rell, $10; Wm. Dar. Springport,

15 00 ling, E-q., $10; Rev. Wm. Sterling $5; Springwater,

25 00 Win. Strong, lisq., $5; Thos. M. O Brien, Trumausburgh, H. Camp, $50; others,

$3; Mrs. V. Keudall, $2; Mrs. 11. Deckert, $34, 84 00 $2; others, $25 19,

62 19 Varna,

6 5) Ist Presb. Ch., Philadelphia, John A. West Bloomfield, in part to const. Deac.

Brown, $100; Cash, $100; James Fas. Wm. Herrick a L.M., by Ladies' Benev.

sitt, $50; Ambrose White, $50; Thos. Soc.,

21 00

Fleming. $50; A. Fullerton, $50; A. R. Weedsport,

20 00 Perkins, $50; John Eckel, $50 ; Rev. A. York Center,

11 50

Barves, $50; Wm. Wurts, $25; A. FasYoungstown,

15 00

sitt, $20 ; Isaac Dunton, $20; Dr. H.

Neill, $10; Jas, W. Paul, $20; Cash, $1,623 89 $10; Cash, $10; Cash, 85; H. J. Wils

Jiams, $10; Cash, $10; Jacob Munton,

$10; Jas. Smith, $10; J. S. Keedler, Receipts of the Central Agency, Utica, N. Y., from

$10; Cash, $10; J. C. Miller, $10; D. P. Feb. 23 to May 23, 1843. Reo. 4. Crane, Sec.

Austin, $10; J. 0. Ewing, $5; Thos. retary.

Roney, $5; Thomas Stewart, $5; JoCort'and, coll., $33 66; Circle of Industry,

seph Courtney, $3; Jacob Duilon, Jr., in full to const. Henry A. Nelson a L.M.,

$5; Cash, $5; Casii, $5; J. M.Lanahan, $10 37,

44 03 $5 ; Wm. M Kee, $3 ; Saml. Brown, $5; Coventry, coll.,

35 00 Cash. $5, through Wm. Parves; Cash, Guilford, coll.,

17 00 $5; Cash, $2; Cush. $1; Cash, $2; La Homer, to const. Rev. Thomas K. Fessen

$3 ; Dr. Ashmend, $2; James A. Campdeu a L. D., $100; A. Rice, in full to

boll, $5; Wm. Purves, $5; Henry Per. const. his son. Cowper Yale Rice, a L. M.,

kins, $5, as far as collected,)

€35 00 $15; Sisters' Society, to coost. Mre.

Ladies, by Miss S. Smith,

494 00 Nancy C. Fessenden a Lu M., $30 , Mrs.

Central Presb. Ch., Phila., Sam), H. PerMatioon. in part lo const. her daughter,

kips, Esq.,

10 00 Mary L. Malloou, a L. M., $5,

150 00 Fair Mount Presb. Ch., Phila., Sab. School Kingsborough, bal., 6 25 M188. Soc., by Rev. Mr. Brown,

6 00 M'Grawvillo, by E. B. Fancher,

25 00 1st Presl.. Ch., Kensingtou, (coll. in part) Marcellus, 16 75 by Kev. Mr. Chunder,

2 00 Mathews Mille,

15 00 51h Presb. Ch., Plladelphia, Mon. Con Morrisville.coll.. $14 43; Fem. Benev. Soc.,

$12 93; J. W. Torockmorton. $25 ; Wm. $5 68; Rev. M. Ilarrington, $12 50, 32 61 Worrell, $25; Wm. C. Coales, $15; H. New llartford, L. Sherrill, $5; J. Sherrill,

Sloan. $19, (ns far as collected.)

87 g $3 8 00 1st Presb. Ch., Southwark, coll. io cb.,

90 00 Orixknny Falls, Rev. P. Field,

25 00 Central Presb. Ch., Spring Gardou, coll. to Preston, 25 00 Corist. Rev. E. J. Richards * L. M..

35 00 Richland.l.y Rev. R. Robinson,

5 25 Pittsburgh, Pr., Mr. Ilulchiuson, $2; by Rome, 2u Ch., 10 50 Mr. Fähoestock,

9 00 Smru 5 50 Premium on funde,

5 12 Uuca, Mrs. Gen. Kirkland,

500 Cudarville, N. J., by Rev. Mr. Morse,

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Appeal of the late Rev. John H. Rice, D.D., of Virginia.

I rejoice when I hear of the Gospel being sent to India and Palestine, to the Sandwich Islands, the Cherokees, Osages, and Tuscaroras, and thank God for what he has put into the hearts of his people to do for these poor benighted souls. But I confess that, taking into view this country and its present state, and its future destiny, I have a deeper feeling for its spiritual welfare than for that of any other. And when it occurs to e, that in a hundred years this land where I was born, and where my fathers fought and bled, will be peopled with two hundred millions of a homogenous race, all armed with the influence which civilization and science give, I cannot but be astonished at the comparative indifference of my countrymen. And when I think how many thousands are per: ishing, and how many thousands more are born to live in ignorance and darkness, even in this land called christian, I am amazed that the friends of Christ, the followers of the Savior, (shall we call ourselves so?) can feel so little. I would not take one dollar from the poor Indian. I would not recall one missionary from the Sandwich Islands, nor from Hindoostan, nor from Palestine ; but if my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep over the desolations of Zion, over the mourning vineyard of the Lord in our own country.

Here is a Society, organized on a liberal plan, pursuing its measures wisely, aiming to do good in a scriptural and rational manner, crowned with surprising success in its labors; a Society which aims to make their countrymen sober, peaceful, industrious citizens, good neighbors, kind parents, dutiful children, saithful friends, and, in a word, true Christians. And they tell you that at every meeting they are obliged to turn away importunate applicants—to say to their countrymen, who are begging for the provisions of God's house, “ We have nothing to bestow.” They tell you that if they had men to send, and money to spare, they could easily build up hundreds of churches in different parts of the

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land; but that the Theological Seminaries do not afford men, and the churches do not afford money. And what effect is produced by this report? Is this city moved by some mighty emotion, and is it rousing itself to some new exertion ! Or does it turn a deaf ear to the call, and throw away on useless indulgence and sinful pleasure enough every day to gladden the hearts of thousands, and to save many souls from perdition? Do you see the stream of your country's population growing broader, and deeper, and darker every hour, and carrying with it all the feculence and poison of unchristianized civilization ; and does not the sight move you? Do you hear without alarm, that to save our country from irreligion and infidelity there must, in the century to come, be provided an amount of moral means sixteen times as great as all that has been provided from the beginning to the present day?

I would call on the Patriot, a nd inquire, do you believe that law can govern, and that our happy institutions can be perpetuated without religion? Can our republic exist with a hundred millions of civilized heathens anong us? If not, then by all that is venerated and dear in the name of country, and that is sacred in the cause of patriotiem, I entreat you to make new and more vigorous and more systematic efforts to promote that religion which insures the practice of a sound and pure morality.

I call on the CHRISTIAN. Do you believe that the church will be enlarged, and the Redeemer's kingdom extended, without human instrumentality? If not, I beseech you, by the mercies of the Lord Jesus Christ, to listen to the cry of dying souls ; to look at the millions ready to perish ; and the millions who are soon to rise up in this land with none to guide them in the way to heaven, and improve the privilege which God affords you, to provide salvation for them.

I call on you as PARENTS. Do you not see now how thefts, and robberies, and murders increase? Do you not see how the vices of our fellow-citizens en. courage the ill and ambitious designs of demagogues? Can you not see through the opening vista of future years, contentions and great agitations, anxiety and sear, and much distress? How can you bear to think of your children living in the midst, and under the example, of men who have no fear of God before their eyes ? Your little ones now dwell in your presence,the joy of your hearts and the glory of your houses. But where will they end their days? They may wander to the west or the south, and have none, when the time of trial comes, to tell them of Him who died that they might live ; of the resurrection and the life ; of the atonement and pardon. Do you not find here a motive for ex ertion?

I address your PHILANTHROPHY. Do you wish that the mighty influence of this great nation upon the world's destiny should be salutary? How can it be 80, unless Christianity be preserved as the religion of the nation? Do you wish that we may be instrumental in converting the heathen? Oh! how great a drawback has our wickedness already furnished! How often have your mis. sionaries been confounded by the bitter and just reproaches of the poor savages on the whites ! Remove this stumbling-block out of the way: at any rate, let us prevent the necessity of missionaries being hereafter sent from Otaheite and Owhyhee to evangelize our heathen countrymen.

Extracl of a sermon of Rev. J. M. Clark, before the Legislature of Wisconsin.

The West summoned to the work.

There are certain periods of time which are peculiarly eventful; and it is also possible for mankind to pass through these periods without being seriously aware of their existence. It is proper for us to inquire whether there be any thing peculiar in the aspect, relations or circumstances of the present time? Is there any particular importance attached to the events of the day and place in which we live? Is there any thing worthy of special regard in the station which we occupy? These and many kindred questions it becomes every individual in this country to put faithfully to himself—it is demanded by a variety of the most weighty considerations—it is a duty which you owe to yourself, to your country, and to your God. These are questions that interest every patriot, Christian and philanthropist in our land. I am well aware that amidst the excitement of the times and the pressure of business, it may be difficult for you to pause upon questions like these. Many things must be done and done speedily for the support and comfort of yourselves and families; still you must look beyond your own doors-you must cherish a kind regard for the interests of others--you must have your eyes upon the multitudes that are soon to fill up every nook and corner of the country around you-you must support the laws of the land, main. tain the order of society, and aid in the establishment and support of the institutions of education and religion in the neighborhood in which you dwell. This is your work, and from it you must not shrink. Neglect it you cannot with impunity—it will not do to turn this work over to other hands. It belongs appropriately to you. It will not answer for you to fold your hands in indolence and say “Let the East take care of the West—they have the leisure--they have the ability--they are able.” The West must take care of itself--the West must and will form its own character--it must and will originate or perpetuate its own institutions, whatever be their nature. True, we need help, and the East has come to our assistance with a truly magnanimous spirit. She has exhibited to us a warm heart and a noble soul. She has shown a deep affection for us in her prayers and alms. She has relieved us in our distress and cheered us in our toils. She has stood by us in all our trials. Her Benevolent Institutions have taken great pains to ascertain our wants and wishes, and have extended towards us a noble liberality. The American Sunday School Union, the American Bible Society, the American Tract Society, and the American Home Missionary Sociéty have sent their Bibles, religious books, tracts, and missionaries, throughout the length and breadth of this Great Valley. It would surprise you could I lay before you the work which they have done and are now doing in the West, and could I here state the sums of money that have already been expended upon us by these noble institutions, independent of all that has been done by private munificence. Where is the church throughout this whole land that does not, or has not, during some period of its existence, derived the better part of its ability to sustain the ordinances of the Gospel, from the treasury of the American Home Missionary Society? And after all this munificence they are still asking " What can we do for the West ?" Such kindness and genorosity, I confess, deeply affects me, and often impresses me with a keen sense of my responsibility. It would do my soul a pleasure to take these good men by the hand and tell them that we are not unmindful of their care, and that we westeem them very highly in love for their work's sake.”

In behalf of the Church and our country we bless them, in the name of God. But we must not forget ourselves. Much as our brethren in the East have done, or can do for us, the principal part of the task of enlightening and evangelizing this land is ours; if good institutions and virtuous principles prevail, it must be mainly through our own instrumentality. We are already upon the soil. We are now upon the ground, and with this advantage, one man of us, if he be disposed, may do more to make this Immanuel's land, than fifty souls can do abroad. In the Providence of God, you have been sent to spyout and to take possession of this goodly land. To you God bas committed the solemn responsibility of impressing upon it your own image : the likeness of your own moral charactera likeness which, with the greater or less degrees of resemblance, it will, in all probability, bear through all succeeding time. Am I not right then in saying that you are placed in a very peculiar situation? That you occupy a position, both in time and place, of an exceedingly important nature ? That your work is great and solemn, and deserves your most ausious care?

Many proofs as we have had of the extent of the western States and Territories, in our journeyings to and fro through the land, it is doubtful whether we bave ever yet formed any adequate idea of its vastness. We have seen prairie rise after prairie, and opening after opening, in one unbroken series, for weeks together; and yet much of the West remains unseen. The calculations of the mind must aid the observations of the eye, if we would comprehend it all. The western States, and the Territories of Iowa and Wisconsin, contain an extent of surface equal to 410,211 square miles. Wisconsin alone is 46,622 square miles in extent; or more than six times as large as the whole State of Massachusetts ! What a magnificent country is this ! Every thing here is built up and put together upon the grandest scale! What vast Lakes !-what majestic Rivers :and what boundless plains! Look where we will, every thing we here behold serves only to deepen our impressions of our country's greatness. This is your field of labor--the broad land which God has spread out before you and filled for the highest state of cultivation. By your timely and pious exertions this vast Territory may be made to flourish as the garden of the Lord. On the other hand, by your neglect, it may become as parched and barren as the plains of Sodom. Who would venture to predict what blessings or what curses, through your instrumentality, may fall upon this mighty land ? A little effort will not answer the purpose—a few irregular sallies will not make you masters of the field. Your work is as great as your country, and your sense of responsibility must be proportionably expansive and impressive.

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