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sued by the Union Societies, and others in this city, the reformation in our streets must be apparent to every one who walks out on the morning of the Lord's day. Where now are those groups of idle children who formerly met to profane the Sabbath and take God's name in vain? All is now still. You will find them crowding round the humble unobserved Sabbath School Teacher, who is patiently labouring to teach them to read that book which is able to make them wise unto salvation. And when the inhabitants of our city are warned by " the church-going bell” to “ go up to the house of the Lord and give thanks in the great congregation," here and there numerous trains of young immortals, headed by their teachers, may be seen hastening with cheerful feet to learn the will of God. Nor is the change less observable during the week: the feelings of the humane are now seldom wounded by the sight of shivering little wretches crying at their doors for the refuse of their tables. The female associations have “covered these naked with a garment." Their teachers have taught them to respect themselves, " that idleness covereth a man with rags;" and, in numerous instances, have placed them in situations where they may become useful members of society.
To afford you a full view of the many advantages attendant on your exertions would be impracticable within the limits of an Annual Report. The following extracts will give you a summary account of the schools connected with this Institution.
SCHOOL NO. 1. The Superintendent and Teachers of School No. 1, report, that the present number of scholars is 133, of whom 69 are white children, 29 coloured do. and 35 coloured adults. They are divided into 11 classes, 6 of which are Bible classes. During the last year one from the alphabet, five from the 2d class, and eight from the 3d class, have advanced to reading the Bible. In the Bible classes the scholars commit to memory from ten to ninety answers of catechism, and from six to thirty-one verses of Scripture every week. A coloured adult who commenced with her letters, in one lesson recited nine answers in catechism, six verses of hymns, and forty-eight verses of the 5th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. During the last six months 121 chapters in the Bible have been committed to memory by the scholars. The greatest number learned by one individual is 17 chapters. Three girls have taken handsome leave of the school; from the parents of two of them the Superintendent received notes of thanks.
During the past year our Pastor has attended one examination of the school, and delivered three addresses. About two months since, the teachers of the male and female schools attached to Dr. Romeyn's church, and those of the middle Dutch church, united with us in establishing a prayer meeting for teachers and scholars, to which their parents and friends were invited. We have met once a fortnight ; our ministers generally attend, and deliver appropriate addresses. Many were deeply affected during the solemn address delivered on the last occasion.
One coloured adult has made a profession of religion since our last report. There are many others who appear earnestly desirous to obtain an interest in Christ, and we think the prayer meeting alluded to above has been the means of deepening serious impressions on the minds of many. The mother of one of the scholars made this remark to the Superintendent—“Every mother who has children in the school ought to come with them here ; and I am sure if they were to come once, they would never wish to be absent."
SCHOOL NO. 2. Various emotions fill our breasts in presenting our Second Annual Report. She who superintended our school at its commencement is now, we trust, a glorified saint. Great has been our loss, but infinitely greater her gain: of her it may truly be said, she “fought a good fight; she has finished her course; she has rested from her labours, and her works do follow her.” Long will we mourn her loss; for she has left a vacancy not easily filled. Oh, that ber man
3 tle might cover us, and the same spirit which animated her remain with us!
During the past year 103 have been admitted, of whom 4 are white adults and 45 children, 40 coloured adults and 14 children ; about 65 statedly attend, and in general deserve our commendation for seriousness and good behaviour, both in school and in the house of God: the regular number of teachers is eleven. Twenty-two have advanced from the 1st card to reading in the Bible, and have committed to memory different catechisms; 99 chapters in the Bible, and 480 hymns have been recited. Four have, we humbly trust, been savingly united to Christ-one, a girl aged 14, has made a public profession of her faith. At the request of some of the children a Mite Society has been formed for the education of a heathen child, and we cannot but rejoice in this, as it opens to our view another field of glorious anticipation. The prayer meeting established last quarter for the teachers and scholars, with their parents and friends, continues to be well attended, and another has been formed, which meets on the Sabbath once a month after the services of the sanctuary; in both of which the male school attached to the same church unites with us.
SCHOOL NO. 3. During the year, 3 white and 24 coloured adults, and 50 children have been admitted : 84 may be considered scholars, and are divided into 15 classes, 6 of which read the Bible. They are instructed by one Superintendent and 15 teachers ; only 3 have advanced from the first lesson to reading.
As it regards the moral and religious state of the school, we have animating hopes. While it becomes us to say—“Lord, what is man that thou art mindful of him ?” we would magnify his holy name with those into whose "mouths he has put a new song," “even praise to our God." Three teachers and one scholar, on the 2d Sabbath
March, joined the communion of Dr. Romeyn's church. Several of the adults, we confidently hope, are at the Gospel pool, and will in the Lord's good time receive strength to step in.
One hundred and thirty-two chapters of Scripture have been committed to memory. Frances B-, an African who lives at service, committed 40 of the chapters.
A Cent Society has lately been formed for the education and maintenance of a Hindoo girl, to be named after the First Directress of this Institution.
SCHOOL NO. 4. The school at present consists of one Superintendent, 18 Teachers, and 104 scholars; of these, 26 are white children, 63 coloured adults, and 15 coloured children. Three women above the age of fifty, who commenced with the alphabet, have committed to memory the whole of Brown's catechism, 52 hymns, and the ten commandments, by spelling every word.
Another coloured adult has been received into full communion in the Reformed Dutch Church, and we add with pleasure, that those reported last year walk consistently with their profession.
We have three Bible classes: the scholars in two of them have committed to memory 280 chapters in the Old Testament with M‘Dowell's questions. The third class has been formed but three months, in which time they have committed 12 chapters, with the questions, hymns, and catechism.
The remainder have committed 822 hymns, Brown's, Watts’, Historical, and the Shorter Catechisms with proofs. Twenty have been brought from their letters to read in the Bible.
SCHOOL NO. 5. Seventy-two scholars have been admitted, 34 now attend regularly, viz. 11 white adults, 10 coloured do. and 13 children. The school is under the direction of one Superintendent and 6 Teachers. Many have advanced from the first lesson to reading in the Bible, and have committed to memory various catechisms, hymns, and portions of Scripture. One coloured girl aged 15 has learned one Psalm and twelve chapters in the New Testament. Besides the books furnished by the Society, we have received 16 catechisms with Scripture proofs, from our pastor, the Rev. R. B. E. McLeod.
SCHOOL NO. 6. The number admitted during the last year is 273; 210 are reckoned scholars, viz. 14 white adults, 102 do. children, 40 coloured adults, 54 do. children: 88 have advanced from letters to reading, some to the Bible and Testament, and others to the collective lessons. The progress of the white adults is in general slow; one is worthy of notice : C. M. whose anxiety to acquire knowledge is so great, that since the 15th of February she has lived at service with no other remuneration than the privilege of attending Sunday School. She has attended three months, and now begins to read. 9462 texts of Scripture, and 8451 answers in catechism, have been committed to memory; also Watts’ Divine Songs, Hymns, and Scripture cards ; 16 of our pupils have subscribed for Bibles, 13 for Prayer-Books, and 6 for Hymn Books. Two have apparently received spiritual benefit, and after conversation with our beloved Pastor and Spiritual Guide, have been admitted to the communion of the church. Great reason indeed have we, who are attached to this part of the Lord's vine· yard, to rejoice for what he has done for us, in inclining the hearts of so many of those, who are engaged in this profitable work, to seek Jesus as their only hope, and rely on his gracious promises for mercy and forgiveness.
Seventeen of our teachers, since the commencement of the school, have made a public profession of their faith, and have joined the communion of St. George's church.
(To be concluded in our next.)
ADDRESS TO YOUTH. I may be addressing some young person, or even some farther advanced in life, who can bring to recollection some interesting transactions, perhaps
“ The son of parents pass'd into the skies." Recal this morning to your remembrance the scene to which your memory never adverts without exciting peculiar emotions. In that room well known to you in that spot never to be forgotten by you, there a father sat, and held the word of God. The group was assembled around, and you were one. It was the still and sacred evening of a Sabbath. The truths of Scripture were brought to your remembrance-their importance urged upon your conscience. Then you knelt to pray. What blessings were entreated for you!—how fervently prayed the pious spirit that God would dwell in this house, and, when he was no more, would be the God of his seed after him ; do you remember the last time when you so met? do you remember the last family prayer? Perhaps you do, and did not anticipate that it would be so soon succeeded by the long farewell; but you were soon after summoned to attend him on his dying bed :-you received the dying charge, and closed the eyes to which the spirit ceased to give animation. My dear friend, whosoever you are, you must meet that affectionate parent again-you will meet him before the throne of the Judge. What account will you have to give? What improvement have you made of privileges such as but few have possessed ?
Perhaps, my young friends, some of you are adverting to those domestic duties, not as the scenes of former, but of present days. Hapру is your
lot !--the “lines have fallen to you in pleasant places." You have parents, like Zacharias and Elizabeih, " walking in all the ordinances of the Lord blameless." Together you come “to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise;" and together you
return to make the truths you have heard the topics of conversation, and the occasions of prayer. Happy family! far more dignified and blessed than if you resided in a palace whence God was excluded. But have you ever adverted to the consequences which these privileges involve ? How will you stand in the day of account? Will you then be a family united or separated ? Will you then see your parent near ot afar off? Will you reside for ever together, or for ever apart -wide as the extremes of heaven and hell ? [Youth's Mag.
DEATH OF OBOOKIAH. Extract of a letter from a lady in Connecticut to her friend in Boston,
dated Feb. 21st. I have just been to Cornwall, to attend the funeral of the lamented Obookiah. He is not to return to Owyhee ; but God has taken him to heaven. He was ripening for the latter, while we thought it was for a mission to the heathen. But we trust his death is to be made a mean of as great a sum of good as a long life of usefulness might have been. His deportment in sickness and death has been of the most marked kind. Perhaps he came here to teach Christians how to die.-His heart, however, has constantly burned with an ardent desire to return to Owyhee, and on the day of his death, (though through the whole of it heaven seemed open to his view,) he several times burst into tears, remembering his native island and perishing brethren, to whom he had hoped to carry the news of the Gospel. Still he continually thought that God will do right, and that it was better for him to depart and be with Christ. He sent a note the Sabbath previous to his death, “ beseeching that he might be spared to carry the Gospel to Owyhce, but that whether he lived or died God might be glorified.” He addressed a great deal of conversation to his brethren, and took leave of them all with the greatest affection and composure. Thomas was his bosom companion ; they expected to go home together; they were continually praying and weeping together, and felt as though they could not be separated. “ You will not go with me to Owyhee now," said Thomas to him, " and I cannot go alone.” Henry put his hand before his eyes, and appeared in prayer; he then looked at Thomas, and both burst into tears. When he was dying, the other youths hung upon each other's necks, being overwhelmed with grief; but at that moment Thomas was raised above it, and did not shed a tear; he seemed transported with heavenly views. Henry departed in perfect peace; he had no strug: gles; and the attendants said the smile on his countenance surpassed any thing they had seen. I saw the heathen youths stand around to take leave of the remains of their beloved companion; I was struck with the dignity and allliction they manifested. I told Thomas he must not be discouraged, for perhaps God meant to do all that by Irim which we expected of Henry. “Yes, (said he,) I wish to stay and do God's work; but I shall not scellenry in these streets again; there hę walks in the streets of the New Jerusalem!" On entering the hurying-grond the anthem was slug Blessed are the dead who