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Installation of Rev. C. Burnham, 201;

227 ; D. Whitney, 14; J. Wilcox,
of Rev. R. Gaylord, 79; of Rev. R.

153; C. A. Williams, 154; G. C.
Kirkwood, 85 ; of Rev. B. Ryland, 178 Wood, 184 ; J. Wood, 183; E.Wright,
Instruction,

183

108; R. N. Wright, 86, 271 ; S. G.
Interesting results,

113

Wright, 183.
Interest in the Monthly Concert, 113 Liberality,

136
Interior view,

204 Libraries, acknowledgment of, 117; sup-
Interpretation of Scripture,

66
plied,

161
Ionia Presbytery, First meeting of 137 Light in the West,

154
Iowa, 11 ; advance of, 115; census in Longing for light,

158
1814, 147; missionaries and stations Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? 26
in,
40,219 Lost, recovered,

16
Is any thing too hard for the Lord ?
169 Lo, the poor Indian !

220
Love of novelty,

92
Low ideas of religion,

160
Kind of ministry needed,

133
Kingdom of Heaven like leaven,

17
Kirby, Rev. Wm., Agency of
39 Mcllhenny, Father

236
Kirkwood, Rev. R., Installation of 85 Macedonian Cry,

128
Kneeland, Abner, Death of

222 Maine Missionary Soc., 31; 37th Report, 141
Kneeland and Joe Smith,
223 Makoqueta Cave,

105
Many professors, but little piety, 155
Map of Indiana,

Land sales,

73
Lack of knowledge,
176 Marietta Agency, O.,

36
Lambs, who will feed ?

12 Massachusetts and Pennsylvania com.
Lament, a Missionary's
179 pared,

269
Lamentable fact,

278 Massachusetts H. M. Soc., 32; Report, 142
202, 274 Masy. S. S. Society, Letter of

117,259
Laymen, appeal for pious,
152 Meeting of the Directors,

45
Letters from H. Adams, 80, 223; E. A. Meetings in the Far West,

177
Beach, 162; H. H. Benson, 257; J. Mercies reviewed,

177
Black, 185 ; C. Bradshaw, 178; J. G Mercy drops,

15
Brice, 66, 134; L. Bridgeman, 151; Mercy lingering,

115
C. H. A. Bulkley, 274; A. Bullard, Michigan,

changes in nine years,

140
117; C. Burnham, 127, 201; A. W. Michigan, Missionary Agency in

38
Bushnell, 207; C. C. Cadwell, 156; Michigan, not all supplied,

163
E. A. Carson, 12, 109, 179; S. Cary, Middlesex (South) Association, Resolu-
162; W. E. Chittenden, 253; 0. P.

tions of

176
Clinton, 111, 202; J. Cochran, 208; Migration to the West,

203
E. Colton, 270; W. T. Dickson, 149; Mineral Point,

256
J. W. Dwight, 85; Z. Eddy, 256; Ministers at the West,

189, 217
0. Emerson, 80: L. L. Fay, 231; Ministers needed, 12, 14, 18, 68, 74–78,
P. Fletcher, 206 ; S. C. Ford, 272;

83, 89, 109, 110, 112, 115, 128, 151,
J. P. Foster, 130; R. Gaylord, 253;D.

152, 159, 163, 171, 178, 194–197, 198,
Gore, 157; J. S. Graves, 155;
F. R.

205, 206, 208
Gray, 178; S. Hardy, 206 ; R. M. Ministry indispensable, 138, 139, 198, 211
Harrison, 245; J. J. Hill, 252; H. Misrepresentations,

157
Hutchinson, 221; E. G. Johnson, 87; Missionaries, distribution of

27
G. S. Johnson, 160; A. Jones, 108; Missionaries, the new

28
D. Jones, 200, 273 ; R. Kirkwood, 85; Missionary Appointments, (see Appoint-
J. G. Kanouse, 273; D. Lane, 223;

ments.)
Lewis, 275; F. List, 246; Logang. Missionary boxes,

69, 117
port Presb. 74 ; J. McCutchan, 272 ; Missionary colportage,

208, 277
X. Meigs, 203; T. Milligan, 135; 8. Missionary encouraged,

138
E. Minor, 110; E. P. Noel, 177 ; S. Missionary fallen,

253
Payne, 79; D. Pinkerton, 257; J. Missionary's first year,

203
G. Porter, 17; T. S. Reeve, 226; G. Missionary's lament,

179
A. M. Renshaw, 254; I. B. Rickets, Missouri H. M. Soc.,

37
L. Rood, 130; B. Ryland, 177; Missouri, improvement in, 82 ; census of, 253
255; W. Salter, 105, 201; L. Shaw, Monthly Concert,

113
69, 89 ; D. Smith, 202; J. W. Smith, Morals in Missouri, reform in

82
90, 138; L. M. S. Smith, 68, 137; S. Mormons, some hope of

155
Smith, 247; R. R. Snow, 276; B. A. Mother, feelings of

135
Spaulding, 11, 64, 128, 220; L. Spen. Municipal statistics,

249
cer, 155; J. D. Stevens, 150; W. A. Murray, Rev. J. A., on sun-dried bricks, 103
Thompson, 199, 273 ; J. B. Town-
send, 123; J. T. Tucker, 83, 148; E.
B. Turner, 61, 225 ; Tuscarawas Narrow views of duty,

231
Presb. 115; C. Washburn, 19; C. National position, advantages of

210
Waterbury, 204 ; D. Weir, 178, 251; Necessity of enlarged resources,

29
E. E. Wells, 131; M. Wells, 113, New appointments,

123;

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New fields, 151; discovered,
21 Products of Northern Indiana,

77
Neglect, results of
209 Prosessor's death-bed,

176
New Hampshire Miss. Soc.,
31 Progress of the work,

27
New laborers acceptable,
257 Progress perceptible,

138
New Purchase,
'11, 64, 126, 220, 273 Prospects of support,

11
New settlement in Iowa,
106 Protracted services,

150
New town, glance at

65 Providence, voice of, 145; must be obeyed, 146
Night cometh,
256 Purifying tendency of the Gospel,

13
No groggeries,

90
Northern III., general aspect, 204; twenty
missionaries wanted in

83 Qualifications of ministers, 217; for the
Northern Indiana,
74,76 West,

189
Norwegians in Wis.,
129 Question to be answered,

89
Notices,

117, 165, 259, 260
Notions imported from the East,

123
Novelty, love of
9:2 Rainy season,

160
Now is the time,
182 Raising funds,

163
Rapid increase in Missouri,

253

11
Obstacle, the greatest,

Rapid settlement,
181
Rays of light,

81
Officers of the A. H. M. S.,'
45 Rebuilding old wastes,

153
Ohio, appeal from

22
Oh, this valley !

Receipts, 23, 47, 70, 94, 118, 144, 166, 190,
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214, 239, 261, 279
Opposers, who are the
151 Reformation of morals,

82
Oskaloosa, Iowa,

221
Rejoicing in the work,

274
O that they were wise !

210 Relations of the H. Missionary field,
Overflowing scourge,
181 Relations to the next century,

43

Relations of Home Missions to other be.
Papacy and the Scriptures,
180 nevolent efforts,

149
Papal policy, the way to meet it, 125 Relief, immediate needed,

189
Patent office, report on sun dried bricks, 99, 101 Relish for the word,

159
Paupers and criminals, emigration of to Remedy for national evils,

210
U.S.,
215—251 Repentance, sick-bed,

203
Payne, Rev. S., death of
259 Report, 18th,

25
Pecuniary embarrassment,

227 Resolutions of Cleveland Convention, 94;
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts com-

of Middlesex S. Assoc., 176 ; of the
pared,

203 Synod of III., 84; of Trumbull Pres-
Pennsylvania, importance and resources bytery, 136 ; of Synod of Pa., 172

of, 193; eastern part of, 194; Ger- Results of a year's labor, 113; of A. Mis-
mans in, 195; population of, S. West-

sions, 130 ; in Maine, 141 ; in Mass., 142
ern, 196 ; destitutions in, 196; deno- Review of labor, 181; of mercies, 177
minations in,
197 Revival of temperance,

134, 231
People trying to help themselves, 18 Revivals, 91; in B M., 16 ; Benton-
Philadelphia H. M. Soc., 34 ; Report,

170

ville, Ark., 19; Algunac, Mich., 69;
Picture, a brighter

160 Lyons, Mich., 137; Platteville, Wis.,
Pilgrim's day,

277 150 ; Belleville, III., 253; Michigan
Pioneering,

226 City, Ind., 269 ; Belvidere, III., 271;
Pious Laymen, appeal for

421 West Mill Grove, Ind., 272; Hock:
Political influence, distribution of 213 ing City and Port, O., 272 ; Saline,
Poor among the mountains,
92 Mich.,

273
Popery at home,
213 Rhode Island H. M. Soc.,

33
Population in Wisconsin, great increase Rogers, Rev. W.M., Address of

53
of
111 Romance of Antinomianism,

67
Population of Missouri,
253 Romanism,

212, 213
Population of U. S., progressive increase, 211 Ryland, Rev. B., installation of

178
Population, probable distribution of 243 Sabbath Schools, 28, 114; needed,
Position of Home Missions,

145 | Sabbath school efforts, 106; supplied
Poverty abounding to rich liberality, 136 with libraries,

161
Poverty of Churches, -
152 Sabbath scholar, death of

155
Poverty of the people,
138 Sacrifices and blessings,

258
Pray for the Home Missionary,
156 Sac and Fox Indians,

221
Pray for the new seulements,
254 Sad declensions,

112
Prayer for revival,
227 Sanctified affliction,

13
Preachers, intelligent and active, wanted, 109 Sceptic, a gray-headed

86
Preaching from notes,
114 Scriptural instruction,

81
Preaching, the Divine plan,
265 Sectarian misrepresentations,

157
Preaching, the great aim
171 Seminary of learning in Ark.,

19, 125
Preparing the ground,
85 Send laborers,

178
Preparation for the future,

229 Sermon of Prof. Barrows,
Privations of early settlers,
126 Sermon of Rev. S. W. Fisher,

121
Privileged position,
143 Sheep without a shepherd,

132

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Severe affliction,

184 Tuscarawas Presbytery, 0.,
Sickness,
152, 155, 177, 179, 200 | Twenty missionaries wanted,

83
Sick bed repentance,

203
Signs of better things,

180
Signs of progress,
224 Usefulness in Wisconsin,

130
Smith, Joseph, the Mormon,

223
Solemn circumstances,
226

236
Something accomplished,

132 Valiant men,-men of renown,
Sources of trouble,
133 | Valley, Mississippi,

16
Southern Indiana, 19; statistics of 20; Value of Home Missions,

12
agency in,

33 | Variety of sects,
S. Western Indiana,
187 || Vermont, destitutions in

198
Sowing the seed,
85 Vermont D. M. S.,

32
Specimens of adverse influence,
91 Violation of the Sabbath,

227
Spirit of inquiry,

200 || Virginia, missionary field in, 205; effort
Spiritual condition of Iowa,
127

206
Spiritual fruit,
148 | Visiting tour,

130
State of things in New Purchase, 64 | Voice of Providence, 145; must be
Statistics, municipal
249 obeyed,

146
Statistics of Synod of Ohio,

208
Statistical Reports,

260
Storms,
127, 131, 134 | Wabash country,

74, 76
Stowe, Rev. C. E., D. D, Address of 55

Wabash Valley,

159
Strange thing,
276 | Waiting for the Word,

111
Strength prostrated,
154 Way a man did good,

22
Struggles of a new congregation, 201 | Way of transgressors,

260
Struggling with frontier difficulties, 254 West, its greatness, 121; why it will not
Subjects of a revival,
69 evangelize itself,

121
Summary of results of 18th year,

27
West as it was,

182
Sun-dried bricks for churches,
97 Western Agency, N. Y.,

35
Symptoms of the disease,
210 Western churches, duty of

84
Synod of Illinois, Resolutions of
84 Western Mich., changes in

140
Synod of Ohio, statistics of
203 Western Reserve D. M. S.,

35, 172
Synod of Pennsylvania, Resolutions of 172 | What shall be done,

198, 265
Which costs most-to support the Gos-
pel, or to do without it?

235
Tabular view of population,
241 Who are the opposers ?

151
Tale of distress,
129 Who is responsible ?

123
Temperance, 19, 28; in Ark. 124; in III., 156 Who shall be sent to the West ?

217
Tendency of erroneous systeins to coa-

Who will feed the lambs?

12
le ce,
143 Wide and important openings,

206
Tendency of preaching,

13 Wisconsin, advance of, 111, 145; mis-
Testimony from Wisconsin,

130
sions in,

39
Thanks for aid,

13 Withering influence of worldliness, 203
The liberal giver,

278
Word w patrons,

187
Todd, Rev.J, address of
60 Word to ihe conscience,

13S
Token for good,

186
Work to do,

12,68
Tornadoes,
153 Work before us,

41
Transgressors, way of,

260

World of darkness exchanged for one of
Treasurer's acknowledgments, (see Re-

light,

89
ceipts.)

Worldliness, influence of

203
Treasury, 29; need of relief to

189
Triumph of faith,

183
Trophy of victorious grace,

81
Ye shall reap,

68
Trouble, sources of

133
Youthful confessor,

206
Trumbull Presb. on Home Missions, 136
Tucker, Mrs. (Rev. J. T.,) death of 148
Turner, Rev. Asa, agency of
41 ll Zion's welfare, coricern for

81

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We have already, in the Home Missionary for December last, alluded to the excellent discourse on Home Missions, delivered before the Synod of the Western Reserve, by Rev. E. P. Barrows, Professor of Sacred Literature in the Western Reserve College. In that discourse the preacher maintains the position, that THE CAUSE OF HOME Missions "18, IN ITS IMPORTANCE, AND ITS CLAIMS UPON THE AMERICAN CHURCHES, SECOND TO NO CAUSE WHATEVER."

The time has come when no reflecting person can shut his eyes to the prospects before us; but the thickening evidences that we must do quickly whatever is done for saving America, and making her the means of ministering salvation to other nations, can no longer be kept out of view. The position taken by Professor Barrows, is held by an increasing number of the most intelligent minds in our own country ; but it is peculiarly interesting to hear it advocated from a western college. The fact, that our population is rushing on so rapidly toward the setting sun, that where lately was an untrodden wilderness, society has now already reached maturity, and has its seminaries and colleges, is itself an illustration of the urgency of the Home Missionary claim. Such a fact admonishes us that soon the institutions of the West will be formed; but how they shall be formed; whether Christianity shall mould them, or whether they shall be shaped by the hand of infidelity and imbued with its spirit, depends upon what the Spirit of God may prompt the Christians of the East to do within the compass of a very few years.

In support of the proposition announced above, Prof. Barrows speaks, first, of the MagniTUDE OF THE HOME MISSIONARY FIELD; second, of its RELATIONS; and third, of its PREPARATION. We have already quoted, vol. xvi., p. 186, the substance of the remarks under the first head. We subjoin the following extracts on the remaining topics.

The Relations of the Home Missionary field.

1. Its relations to us as Christians.

Here it is sufficient to say that it embraces our brethren, united to us by the ties of consanguinity and common origin; of a common language, of common laws, of a common national destiny. Although this does not make the salvation of their souls, in itself considered, more valuable, it does impose upon us higher obligations to labor for their salvation.

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