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Grafton, Evan.

Cong. Soc., to const. Rev. Thomas C. Biscoe a L M., by E. B.

Bigelow, Greenfield, 2d Cong. Ch. Ladies' Miss.

Soc., by Mary D. Williams, Sec., Plainfield. Cong. Soc., Ladies, by Rev.

W. A. Hawley, Springfield, Ladies' Benev. Soc., by M.

Jerome, Williamstown, Mrs. Lucy Wbitman,

L. M., by Rev. Dr. Petors, RHODE ISLAND. Kingston, Fem. H. M. S., of which $30

is to const. Mrs. A. A. Vernon a L. M.,

by P. Helme, CONNECTICUTBranford, James F. Linsley, of which

$30 is to const. Mrs. Polly F. Linsley a

L. M., by H. E. Hodges, Darien, Cong. Cb., by Rev. E. D. Kin.

ney, Deep River, Ladies' Mito Soc., in part,

to const. Rev. F. A. Pratt. of Peru, III.,

a L. N., Ly Rev. F. W. Chapman, East Haddam, Ct., Ladies' Cent. Soc., in

ful, to const. Rev. Isaac Parsons a

L. M.
Lisbon, Cl., Friend, by Rev. L. Nolson,
Madison, Cl., Ladies' Coot. Soc., by Han.

bah M. Wilcox, Treas.,
Westfield, Ladies' Sew. Soc., to const.

Rev. John O. Rice a L. M., by H. Da.

nielson, Friend, NEW YORKBrooklyn, First Presb. Ch., G. S. How

land, $10; Mr. Graves, $5,
Cairo, Presb. Ch., tu const. Mrs. P. Sny.

der a L. M.,
Carlisle, Presb. Ch., by Mr. Shibley,
Centervillo, Green Co., by Rev. T. Blair,
Colchester, a Friend,
Durham, Lyman Strong, by L. Baldwin,
Elizabethtown, Cong. Ch., by Rev. C.C.

Greenville, Presb. Ch., of which $30 is

to const. Rev. Edward Hopper a L. M., Holland Patent, Mrs. A. L. Hasbrouck, Jay Ch., $1 59; Miss E. Morso, 25 cts.,

by Rev. I. Manley,
Kinderhook, Miss. Soc., by H. Blanchard,
New York City, viz:-
Mercer St. Oh., Mon. Con. Coll.,

$11 73; Coll. $179 9, by R. Lock-
wood ; C. Pierce, $1; G. P. Ship-
man, $50; 8. Allen, $20; F. Markoe,
$10; J. Boorman, $100; R. T.
Haines, $50 ; H. M. Schieflelin, $15;
W. Shaw, $10; J. Chandler, $3 ; J.
E. Earle, $10; A.S. Baker, $10; J.
B. Murray, $3 ; J. B. Sheffield, $20;
J. W.Quincy, $10; J. P. Crosby, $5;
8. A. Shiefrelin, $10; J. Wiley, $20;
N. White, $50; E. Jenkins, $20; 8.
Leeds, jun., $5 ; T. Denny, $25; J.
A. Cary, $5; M. Dudley, $1; H.

Stoner, $1; W. G. Bull, $50,
Pearl-st. Ch., R. Aikman,
Spring St. Ch., Youth's Miss. Soc., by
J. J. Lipson, $43 78; Mon. Con.

Coll. ; a Lady, $2 50,
Sabbath School, No. 34, by Mr. Lester,

Mrs. Kneeland,
Patchoque, L. I., Cong. Ch. Coll., by Rev.

J. H. Thomas,
Salem, Presb. Ch., by M. Freeman,
Triangle, First Cong.Ch., in full to const.

Rev. Harvey Smith a L. M.,
Troy, First Presb. Ch., by J. Raymond,
Union, Daniel Chamborlain, by Rev. J.


Walton, Rev. Arcbibald Bassett, L. M., 30 00

Westfield, Coll., by Rev. A. T. Hopkins, 7 00 30 00 NEW JERSEY

Morristown, Mrs. C. B. Arden, by Rev. 3 00 Dr. Armstrong,

50 00 Newark, David Hayes,

30 00 5 00 New. Providence, Mrs. Margaret Riggs, 10 00 Shrewsbury, Friend,

4 00 2 00 PENNSYLVANIAWilkesbarre, W. C. Gildersleeve,

15 00 30 00 oHI0—

Baltimore and Walout Creek, $14 94 ;
Rev. E. Garland, $10,

24 94 Cohocton, by Rev. B. Graves,

19 00 45 00 fredonia, Cong. Ch., by Rev. S. W. Rose,

25 00 Jackson, by Rev. I.N. Ford,

2 50 New-Lexington, by Rev. J. Forbush, 5 00 40 00 Piqua, by Rev. B. Graves,

17 00 South Fork, Presb. Ch., by Rev. T. W. 69 58 Howe,

14 28 Unity, O., by Rev. J. Forbush,

5 00 Western Reserve D.M. S., by T. P. Han. 13 88 dy, Treas.,

400 00 INDIANA

Crawfordsville, by Rev. J. H. Johnston, 23 70 10 00 ILLINOIS5 00 Elk Grove, Cong. Ch., by Rev. B. B. Drako,

5 00 32 00 Freeport and Richland Presb. Chhs, by Rev. C. Waterbury,

8 00 Providence, Cong. Ch., by Rev. C. 30 00 Adams,

5 80 50 00 Swan Croek, Presb. Ch., by Rev.J. Summers,

1 50 MICHIGAN15 00 Low's District, by Rev. N. Cressey,

92 Mount Clemens, by Rev. A. 8. Wells, 2 50 30 00

Otsego and Plainfield, Mop. Con. Coll., 43 25 by Rev. F. L. Fuller,

1 30 22 50 Piockney, by Rev. N. Cressey,

95 100 00 Portage, by do.

2 00 1 00 Richmond, Cong. Ch , by Rev. C. Kel. logs,

1 78 8 12

Schoolcraft, Mon. Con. Coll., by Rev. J.
S. Kidder,

2 12 40 00 Unadilla, by Rev. N. Cressey,

5 82 10 00 WISCONSINOconomowc, by Rev. J. P. Foster,

3 55 1 84 | 10WA9 00 Brighton, by Rev. C. Burnham,

3 65 Hartford, Miss Cordelia Terrill, by Rev. R. Gaylord,

3 00 Richland, by Rev. C. Burnham,

1 40 W.C. R.,

10 00

$3410 14 J. CORNING, Treasurer.

The Treasurer of the M. S of Connecticut,

Auziliary to the 4. H. M. S., acknowledges the receipt of the following sums, for the quarter

ending Dec. lei, 1844. 694 82 | Portland, Cong. Snc.,

20 00 5 00 East Windsor, North Parish Fem. Benev. Soc., by Rev. S. Bartlett,

103 26 Betblohem, Cong. Soc., by Rev. F. Harri46 28 son,

57 00 3 08 Hitchcockville, Cong. Soc.,

10 00 5 00 Middle Haddam, Coog. Soc.,

6 12 North Canaan, Cong. Soc.,

29 35 8 00 West Avon, Cong. Soc., by Rev. J. Bart. 33 00 lett,

30 T7 Watertown, Cong. Soc., by Rev. P. B. 17 00 Hurd,

73 20 Munroe, legacy of the late Mrs. Hannah 50 00 Lewis,

36 22 Jewett's City, by Rev. T. L. Shipman, 36 00 500" Bristol, by Mrs. C. Boardman,

73 65


Wethersfield, First Ch. Mon. Con. Coll., Georgetown Presb. Ch., Pa., coll. in Cb, by
by T. Stillman,
31 50 Kev. R. Craighead,

5 00 Goshen, North Soc. Ladies, by Hannah

Spring Mills Presb. Ch., Pa., coll., in part, 1 00 Baldwin, 10 00 Hublersburg, Pa., Presb. Cb., coll. in part,

33 Collinsville, by Rev. Mr. McLean,

19 35 Beecher's Island, Pa., Presb. Ch., coll. in North Mansfield, by Rev. Mr. Livermore, 9 27

part; Everest fund, by B. Ely, Treas.,

92 00

Wellsboro', Pa., Presb. Ch., Mrs. Scoville, Granby, First Cong. Soc., by Rev. I. P.

by Rev. S.J. McCullough,

1 00 Warren,

22 00 Lawrenceville, Pa., Presb. Ch., Jas. Ford, Litchfield, Coll. at Annual Meeling, by M.

$5; Mr. and Mrs. Butis, $1; Wm. Evans, Morse, Treas. of Litchfield Co. Aux., 76 50 $1; S. W. Geer, $I; B. W. House, $I; Friend, $3; do, three Friends, $3 40, do.

6 40

Martha Seelye, $1; M. Seelge, $2; Cash,
Litchfield county, a Friend,

do. 25 (10
63 cts.; Joel Adams, $1,

13 Warren,

do. 62 75 Covington, Pa., Presb. Ch., coll in Ch., in Sharon,

do. 59 38

3 50 Woodbury,

do. 12 25 Isi Presb. Ch. Washington, D. C., Juv. Harwinton, do. 22 00 Miss. Soc., by Rev. W. T. Sprole,

50 00 Ellsworth, a Lady,

do. 5 00

A Lady, by Mr. Wm. Purves, South Britain,


60 38 West Naatmeal, Pa., Presb. Ch., John South Cornwall, to const Rev.

Day a

McClure, $2; Wm. Denny, $2; Joseph L. M.,

do. 30 34

McClure, $1; R. Rhodes, $1; Miss EliNorth Cornwall,

do. 6 00

zabeth Denny, $I; D. Henderson, M. D., Bridgeport, Cong. Ch. and Soc., by H.

$1; J. Graff, $1; others, $25 39; to Higby,

50 00

const. the Pastor Rev. W. H. McCarer a Lastbury, 1 00 L.M.,

34 39 Snow Hill, Md., Mrs. H. P. Robbins, by Rev.J. J. Graff,

1 00 The Philadelphia Home Missionary Society ac

Pitts Creek, Md. Mrs. L. J. Denois, by knowledges the receipt of the following sums

Rev. J. J. Graff,

1 00 during the months of August, Seplember and St. George's, Del, Presb. Ch., John C.

October, 1844. Red. E. R. Fairchild, Secretary. Clark, $10; bal. of coll. in Cb., $24 50; Central Ch., N. L., Phila., B. D. Stewart,

by Rev. J. L. Grant,

34 50 $20 ; Isaac Ashmcad, $10,

30 00

Del., Presb. Ch., coll. in Ch., by
Rev. J. Mclutyre,

60 45 First Presb. Ch., N. L., Phila., coll. in Ch., $65 57; also $10 by an unknown indivi

Springfield, N. J., Presb. Ch., coll. in Ch,
by Rev. Mr. Rankin,

28 56 Jual (to be appropriated, in part, to procure a bonnet for the little girl re

Green Township, (Welsh Ch.,) Pa., coll. by ported by a “ Missionary in Susquehan.

Rev. J. Williams, nah county, who was to have had a new

Wilmington, Del., Hanover-st. Ch., coll. in
Cb., by Rev. Wm. Hogarth,

74 16 bonnel, but gave the money with which she was to procure it, to purchase a

11th Presb. Ch. Pbila., bal. of coll., by Mr. BIBL e,") by Dr. Ely,

Edward Sprague,

75 50 Fairmount Presb. Ch., Plila., Sab. School

Philadelphia, a Lady, by Rev. E. W. Gil

10 00 Association, by Rev. C. Brown,

bert, D.D.,

5 00 Norristowu Presb. Ch., Pa., bal. of coll., by

From various sources for Anniversary Ser

4 12 Rev. S. M. Gould,


15 00 Elkton Presb. Ch., Md., Frisby Henderson,

East Whiteland, Pa., Presb. Cb., coll. by
Rev. D. H. Emerson,

62 00 Esq., $20, by Dr. Phelps ; Coll. in Ch., by ihe Rev. James Alclotyre, $18,

38 00 Bethlehem, N. J., Presb. Ch., Rev. R. W.

Landis and wife, $10; Coll. in Ch., $32 02, 42 02 The Committee on Missions of the Synod of Ken3d Presb. Ch., Phila., Mr. Jas. W. Queen, 1 00 tucky, acknowledge the receipt of the following 3d Presb. Ch., Pittsburgh, Pa., Wm. M.

sums, from the meeting of Synod in October, Semple, $20; John B. Semple, $10; 8.

1843, to the meeting in October, 1844. Rev. 1.0. W. Semple, $5; Richard Edwards, $25;

Dickinson, Chairman.
George Albree, $15; A. P. Child, $10; T.
Bell, $10; A. B. Curling, $10: Joho Bis.

John H. Graham, Esg.,

50 00 sell, $20; H. Higby, $5 ; R. Dickey, Jr.,

Coll. at Missionary Sermon, Synod of 1843, 37 50 $2; H. H. McCullough, $5; Thos. Ken.

do. do. do. 1844,

51 00 nedy, $1; Wm. Hays, $1; Wm. Cuddy,


Coll, at meeting of Green River Preebyte. $3; J. S. Campbell, $2; Wm. F. Irvin,

13 19 M. D., $5; E. Saunders, $1; A. Bidwell,

Midway, Presb.Ch., by R. Alexander, 40 00 $1; Cash, $50; A. Gordon, $3; M. Al

New-Provideuce, Presb. Ch. Miss. Soc., by wood, $5; d. A. Hardy, $5; T. Arnold,

Dr. Cleland,

15 00 $2; L. Wilcox, Jr., $5; W. Dead, $10;

Bal at the beginning of the year, being W. Algro, $1; B. Glyde, $10; J. H.

coll, at meeting of the Green River Lowe, $1; M. B. Dickey, $1; S. Doud,


60 00 $1; N. Rowand, $I; W. W. Word, $1;

Glasgow, Presb. Ch. Miss. Soc.,

14 00 A. M. Marshall, 5; W. Thaw, $5; Geo.

Coll. by Rev. J. Black, Gea'l Agent, viz:Reiter, $1; Mrs. G. A. Albree, $10, as far

Paris Presb. Ch.,

13 50 as collected,

218 50 Mount Pleasant do. Minersville Presb.Ch., Pa., John Herron,

Blue Licks

do. $26 ; Wm. Herron, $5; S. D. Herron,


do. $5; James S. McCord, $1; H. P. Cain,

Macedonia do. $6; others, $1,

50 00 New-Providence do. Wattsburgh Presb. Ch., Pa., coll. in Ch., in

Scottsville, do. part,

3 75 Owenton and Liberty, coll, Meadville, Pa., 2d Presb. Ch., S. N. Brown,

Stump Meeting House, coll., $3; coll. in Cb., $33 73, 36 73 Ruddle's Mills, collo,

9 00 Dol. Creek Prenb. Ch., coll. in Ch., by Rev. R.Craighead,

5 00


5 30 ? 43 11 40 10 81 33 21 3 7 31 8 35

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The work of selecting ministers for the at the East, and moved by a desire to do good, new settlements is one of great delicacy, and as well as to improve their own circumstanrequiring much wisdom. Fidelity to those ces, have applied to the Society for facilities whose funds are appropriated, and to the wide of transferring themselves and their families territory whose institutions are to be shaped to the new slates; and have been denied. by the ministry of this generation, requires | But in every case of this kind, the Exe. that the precious gifts of charity shall not be cutive Committee have been governed by wasted, nor the interests of religion embar- a conscientious conviction, that the prorassed, by the employment of men who are posed change was inexpedient either for not qualified for the emergencies of the work the individual, or for the cause of missions, of Western Missions. There is, also, an op- or for both. This opinion, however, is not posite danger to be avoided. Through a de- unfrequently disregarded; and ministers fect of information, worthy applicants for whom the Society has declined to send, missionary employment may possibly be re- find their way to the West; and as there is jected, while inserior men may be more suc. no want of openings of some kind, they soon cessful in obtaining patronage.

attach themselves temporarily to congregaThe Executive Committee of the A, H. M. lions. There are not a few such ministers now 8. do not pretend that they have in no in- in the West, who have found too late, that it is stance erred in the selection of missionaries || a matter of no small difficulty for a minister to sent to the West under their commission. || make a permanent lodgement in a western They do, however, profess to exercise the ut- community. After a time, their resources are most carefulness, and to avail themselves of exhausted, and no means remain to supply the the best sources of information. And they most urgent necessities of their families, but to are happy to know, that of all the cases of ask the A. H. M. S. for aid. The sympathy ministers in the West who have retired from of their ministerial brethren is excited in their the work, or otherwise failed to meet the behalf, and urgent endorsements of their ap. public expectation, very few reached that por- || peals for assistance are easily procured, and tion of the field through the agency of this the Society is obliged to do violence to the Society.

feelings of those who make and those who It has frequently happened, that ministers, recommend the application, or else to afford dissatisfied with their position and prospects || the aid of public charity to ministers, and in VOL. XVII.


circumstances which do not promise an en. sarily suffer; for in most sections of the couraging degree of success. In this way, West, before the parent can raise up good the Society is liable to blame for sending men schools, his children will have passed the into the West, for whose presence there it has age usually devoted to education. no other responsibility than, that, on the re. These things ought to be carefully pondered commendation of others, it interposed its aid by clergymen who propose to remove to the to keep them from suffering.

West; although they do not in all cases deIt is sometimes said, that as human nature' termine against such removal. is essentially the same in the West as at the The Executive Committee enjoy, as they East, the man who can do good in the latter suspose, the best opportunities of judging in must be equally adapted to the former. This such cases, and certainly can have no reasons plausible proposition covers several mistakes. for deciding in favor or against an application, The communities in the newer sections differ except what appears to them to be the greatest from those in tl.e old, in that they embody more' probable good to the cause of religion. than the average amount of the extremes of It will be inferred from these remarks, that character. Few but persons of bunyancy except in extraordinary cases, missionaries and enterprise-or else of desperate character to the West should be persons in the early -break through the difficulties attending the part of their ministerial career, of good consettlement of a new country. And then the stitution, possessing a knowledge of men, very circumstances in which they are placed, and disposed to accommodate themselves to excite mental activity, and compel men to in. a state of society not yet settled. Their doquiry and discussion. Conflicting land claims mestic relations ought not to be such as to are to be adjusted; town and counties to be make a regular and ample support indispensa. organized. Public buildings, bridges, high- ble to keep them from suffering. Their piety ways, the establishment and control of should be forbearing, yet resolute; looking schools, the various details of political strife- kindly on things as they are, even while la. all afford occasions for the collision of intel. boring assiduously to make them better. lect, and develope the ambition to exert an Their mental furniture should be at ready influence. Hence, there grows up in a west- command, and their whole bearing earnest ern community a shrewdness and wakeful." and sincere, so as to impress all with the per. ness of mind, and an earnest and direct ad suasion, “WE SEEK NOT YOURS BUT YOU." dress, to which the didactic style and solemn The motives and spirit with which they should composure of manner of the majority of east- go to the West, are such as have been exern ministers is uncongenial. Consequently, pressed by some already there. “We have if a minister, through prejudice, will not adapt adopted this country as our home under a himself to the taste of the people, or--what is deep conviction of duty as servants of Christ. more likely to occur, through the force of old We understand Him to require us to live and habit, cannot do it—they may endure, but will labor here where we must literally "endure not respect him, nor profit by his ministrations. hardness as good soldiers.” And the longer

But there are also some valuable men in we endure the evils incident to such a choice, the ministry-men whom the West needs or perform the duties assigned us, the more and can appreciate--whom yet we would not we feel the importance of the arrangement, advise to go to that portion of our country. and the more firmly have we resolved to abide of this number are ministers whose health the consequences, rather than abandon fields is delicate, and who cannot bear the exposures that have already nearly gone to waste for incident to a western climate. Also, ministers want of earlier cultivation. And could we whose wives are in seeble health, and so ac- command pleasant locations, or such as would customed to the refinements and conveniences be even more desirable, in some respects, in of eastern life, that they cannot live happily in older sections of the country, we do not believe rude accommodations, and on the small in our ranks would be thinned by the hope of come of western pastors. Likewise, clergymen better society or more conveniences. So long who have large families of children and re. as we can be sustained in such a manner that quire a generous salary for their support and we can "give ourselves wholly to our work," education. If those children are of an age to we shall feel most cordially disposed to do need immediate instruction, they must neces.


Correspondence of the A. H. M. S.


On the Mississippi River, the most important

points are occupied as follows:- Three in Lee In commencing the foundations of society in a new country, many difficulties and re- Daniel Jones is laboring; at Fort Madison,

county, viz: at Keokuk, in the south, Rev. verses are to be encountered ; so that imme. Rev. James A. Clark, who has been longer in diate and visible success seldom attends the this field, we believe, than any other laborer in first attempts. It has been thus in Iowa ; the the Territory in our connexion. Rev. Asa Turearliest missionaries have had to struggle

ner, Jr., at Denmark. At Burlington, Des hard ; nor indeed, are they yet free from

Moines co.,Rev. A. Hutchinson; at Blooming. great embarrassments—as the following extracts from their correspondence will show. ton, Rev. A. B. Robbins; at Davenport, Rev. But a lodgement has been made, the begin. Holbrook is endeavoring to sustain the cause

Ephraim Adams. At Dubuque, Rev. J. C. ning of good things for the intellectual and of evangelical Protestantism against many adspiritual well-being of the country are visi

verse influences, particularly those of Rome. ble; and although there are many intrinsic

But it is in the beautiful region bordering difficulties, and some opposition, yet there is

on the Des Moines river, that the change success engugh already to fill our hearts with which has taken place in the moral prospects courage. The following missionaries in a of lowa, if not the greatest, is the most visible. high degree worthy of the confidence and Including Mr. Jones at Keokuk, already menpatronage of the churches—are now laboring tioned, there are now six churches, each with in that territory, which seven years ago was its minister in the valley of that stream, a wild region, without civil organizations, and “whose waters," in the language of a corresalmost without white inhabitants.

pondent, " a few years ago, were putrid with Beginning in the north part of the Territo

Infidelity." At Farmington, near which ry,* Rev. James J. Hill is laboring in Clayton county. He commenced in June last, and al- Abner Kneeland, the “ A postle of Atheism," ready a church has been formed at Jackson- Higher up, are Rev. D. Lane, at Keosauqua,

lived and died, is Rev. Harvey Adams. ville, the county seat, and efforts for the pro- the capital of Van Buren co , and Rev. Erasmotion of temperance and Sabbath schools have been made with encouraging success.

tus Ripley at Bentonsport. In the New Pur.

chase are Rev. Wm. A. Thompson having Rev. Wm. Salter, in Jackson co., and Rev. E. B.'Turner, in Jones co., are laboriously exert

his central point at Troy, in Davis co.; Rev. ing themselves to supply the settlers on the

Benjamin Spaulding at the Sac and Fox Makoqueta and its branches with the bread Agency in Wapello co, and Rev. G. B.

Hitchcock at Oškaloosa, in Mahaska co. of life. Rev. J. M. Boal is stationed at Marion, Linn co.; Rev. Ebenezer Alden, Jr , at Tipton that the occupancy of them is contested by

Respecting all these fields, it may be said, in Cedar co.; Rev. Chas. Granger, at Washing: sectarian zeal, or by Papal and infidel hostiliton, and Rev. Chas. Burnham at Brighton, both

ty; yet the brethren are acquiring the confi. in Washington co.; and Rev. Chas. R. Fisk, at

dence of the people, by resolutely bearing reSolon, Johnson co. At Iowa City, the capital of the Territory, is Rev. W. W. Woods; at Hart- proach and keeping about their Master's busi.

ness. We commend them to the prayers of ford, Des Moines co., Rev. Reuben Gaylord, those whose bounty has sent them forth, and at Yellow Spring, Rev. Samuel Payne, and at

to all who desire to beo our land become Fairfield, Jefferson co., Rev. Julius A. Reed.

Immanuel's. It will be seen, that in that

beautiful territory there are now the instru* Our readers are referred to the Map of lowa, which was publishe in the Home Miss. for May,

ments of great good, if the Almighty Spirit were but sent down to give divine success,


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