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what they must do to be saved. We had From the Rev. C. Loxo, July 4th, 1831. public meetings two days the following

week. The number that have been Revival at Whiteplains, N. Y.

hopefully brought out of darkness into I have delayed my report a little be- God's marvelous light, is about twenty: yond the time at which it should have five. For this rich display of mercy, I been forwarded, in order that I might desire to say, Bless the Lord O my soul, give a more detailed account of what and forget not all his benefits. We celeGod has been doing for this people. Du-brated the ordinance of the Supper last ring the latter part of winter, it was evi. Sabbath, when seventeen were added to dent that the spirit of God was moving the church, on profession of their faith. upon the hearts of some in this place. It was a solemn day-the exercises were Our weekly meetings were better attend deeply interesting, and I doubt not, will ed than they formerly had been, obsta- be remembered by some, till time with cles, that before, had kept many from them, shall be no more. Five from one the social prayer meetings, and which, family, the parents and three daughters, they no doubt thought sufficient to justify were among the number received into their neglect, are now easily overcome.

the church, all of whom were baptised. There were at this time, no instances of Two have left this place since the revideep and pungent conviction, but a gene- || val, and will unite with churches elseral 'seriousness seemed to pervade the where. There are others that intend minds of all

. This state of things sug- connecting with this church, at our next gested the propriety of having a three communion season. The change in the or four days meeting, as meetings of this character of those who are indulging kind appeared to be so remarkably bless hopes, so far as we can judge, appears to ed, for the conviction and conversion of be a thorough one, and I trust is the re. sinners. As far as we could judge, there sult of the operations of the Holy Spirit. was a preparedness on the part of the All efforts to produce excitement during people, to listen with profit to the truth. the revival, except by a plain exbibition We had no idea that there was any of gospel truth, were carefully avoided. charm about a four days meeting, but

Our meetings were characterized by that the effects produced were the na. that stillness, and solemnity, which a tural consequences of bringing the mind deep sense of the realities of the eternal. to contemplate truth for several days in world are calculated to produce. The succession, connected with earnest pray- state of things with us is still interesting, er for the nut pourings of the Holy Spirit. and I hope will continue so; though there We appointed a meeting of this kind, are but few cases of seriousness at the which took place about the middle of present time. Our Sabbath school is in April. A number of the neighbouring clergy been formed, composed of those who

a prosperous state. A bible-class has were present, as well as one or two from have recently obtained a hope, from the city. The first day there was a good which great good I trust will result. congregation, and the word preached was listened to, with deep interest, but

NORTH CAROLINA. there was no evidence of the special operations of the spirit, till near the close from the Rev. Daniel L. Russell, dated of the second day, when we found a num Hillsborough, N. C. July 4th, 1831. ber greatly affected. From that time, the work progressed rapidly, and with

Revivals in North Carolina, increasing interest. At the close of the I did not make out a report of my laexercises on the third day, there were bors when my three months expired, bebetween fifteen and twenty that were cause I wished to give a full account of deeply impressed in view of their guilt the state of things at the University, at and danger. The distress of several was the commencement, which took place on very great-they appeared to be over the 23d of June.--In the first place I whelmed with a view of their own char- ought to inform you how I disposed of acter, as rebels against the government, my time previous to my arrival at C. and law, and grace of a righteous God. Hill, We were surprised to find that some, who

Granville. had seldom attended religious worship Two months were spent in Granville, anywhere, were brought while listening laboring in connection with brother Grato the truth, to a sense of their lost con-ham-(about two weeks of this tiine predition by nature. One who was inclined ceded the date of my commission.) While to quakerism, and another who had tried I was laboring there, some fifteen or to quiet his conscience by a belief that all twenty conversions took place ; how far would be saved, were constrained to the Lord made use of my instrumentaligive up their delusive errors, and ask, " ty none but He can tell, for I was only as.

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sisting a brother, who by his faithful la- who was not at least thinking seriously bors had nearly broken himself down in about the things of eternity; and nearly the revival which had been going on some all visited us to enquire what they must time: I hope, however, my labor was not do to be saved. About five weeks before in vain.

the close of the session there were seven Raleigh.

professors of religion, and at the close Leaving Granville I visited Raleigh,af-I there were at least forty-seven who proter going to Presbytery at Washington, fessed repentance and faith, besides a and preached about two weeks. We had number under serious impressions. Of a four days' meeting, which with subse- the Senior class just graduated, ten out of quent labors resulted in the hopeful con- fourteen professed to be on the Lord's version of eight or ten persons-a num. side; of the Junior class fourteen out of ber more seemed to be impressed, and twenty-three; of the Sophomore eleven things seemed to be in rather an encour

out of eighteen; of the Freshman twelve aging state. I had held an enquiry meet. out of twenty-two. Thus you will see ing at which a number attended. Near- there is a majority of every class in Colly all the converts were young men, and lege who profess to love the Saviour. In most of those who were impressed, were the higher classes the majority is largest; likewise. Five interesting young men and of the whole number of students, 77, professed within twenty-four hours: of there is a majority of seventeen who these, two were members of the senior make a decided profession of piety. You class in the University, -one having left will not expect me to describe to you in college on account of bac health, and the words the change which has taken place other being on a visit to Raleigh. The in the institution; those who have known latter returned to the University, col- its character heretofore could come nearlected the few pious students and some

er to it. In the language of scripture it others, and they united in requesting me may be said, Old things have passed to visit the University as soon as conve- away, behold all things have become nient.

new. Commencement night was indeed

a solemn one, and such as had never been University of N. C. at Chapel Hill.

witnessed at that place.

Instead of atIt was agreed by Dr. M.Pheters and tending the customary ball, the students brother Witherspoon (who happened to with many from abroad assembled in the be there) that I ought at least to visit the chapel to listen to a discourse which I University, not withstanding the interest. prepared for the occasion. The scene ing state of things at Raleigh. I accord- was interesting and indescribably solemn. ingly went up and soon found that it was indeed a providential call, for the Spirit

SPECIAL NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. of the Lord seemed to attend the word at once and powerfully. I stated in a

The present number closes the second former communication, that about twen- | volume of this work. The first number ty conversions had taken place when I of the third volume will be sent to all our wrote. The work was truly powerful and present subscribers, and if there should my labors were so constant that it seemed as if I must sink under them, and the be any who wish to discontinue it, they students seeing this, despatched one of will either inform us by letters, prost paid, their number to Oxford for brother Har- before the 1st of September, or return ding, who arrived about the time I wrote. the September number to the Rev. J. T. He spent two Sabbaths, laboring with Russell, with their name and post office great zeal, faithfulness, and success; address written upon the cover of the Reand I have no doubt the final day will reveal the fact more fully, that he was All persons who are in arrears for the made the messenger of salvation to a Reporter will please without delay to number of precious souls. While he was pay over the amount due, together with at the University I spent three or four the advance for the third volume, to any days including the Sabbath, in Raleigh: Presbyterian minister, or other authoriduring my absence a number had pro sed agent, most convenient to them, that fessed conversion. I repeat it, the work the same may be forwarded to the Ediwas indeed powerful: we had both wit-tor. nessed solemn scenes before, but none to We have it in contemplation in the equal the scenes of Chapel Hill. There next volume, to furnish a greater variety was no noise, no confusion; all was sol- of mişsionary intelligence, and occasional emn as the grave, and the Spirit of the original communications. Lord seemed to have taken possession of Our agents and missionaries are renearly every mind in the whole College. spectfully requested to renew their efforts There seemed to be scarcely a student I to obtain new subscribers, and to forward

their names without delay.



S.C. J.M'Rea,N.C. J.W. Martin, N.Y. W. Rev. L. G. Gaines for six months Mis- H.Coffin, N.Y. J. B. Maits,Pa. T.J. Morgan, sionary Agent in the Synods of Ohio, Cin. Pa. J. Reilly,0. J.W. Moore, Ark. Ter.j.F. cinnati and Indiana.

Cowan, Mo. 1.Root, Ala. E.Groves,N.C. J. Mr. L. R. Morrison for five months to the M.Arnell, Ala. J.S.Ball, Mo. J. Hudson, ky. Preshytery of Shiloh, Tenn.

M.Harrison, N.Y. W.F.Houston, Pa. S.A. Rev. A. L. Watts for one year to Red Crane, 0. J.C Harrison,!!l. H. Safford, Geo. House and Gilead, NC.

A.Hamilton, Illi. N.L.Rice,N.J. D.L. Rus.

sell, N.C. G. Spring, N.Y. N. Murray, Pa. J. RE-APPOINTMENTS.

B. Morrow,0. H. Halsey, N.Y. A. D.Mont. Rev. W. F. Houston for nine months to gomery, Va. S. Wilson, Pa. J. Lane, Ky. J.

Wolff,o. T.Cratty,O. J.F. Price, Ky. S.L. Washington, Margaretta Furnace, and

Governeur,N.Y. J. Witherspoon, N.C. J.R. Wriglitsville, Pa.

Bain, Tenn. G. G. Sill,N.Y. W. Reed, O. W. Rev. T. Root for one year to Bellefonte

G. Brownlow,Telin. C. Long, V.Y. D.lioyt, and vicinity, Jackson county, Ala.

Tenn. 'T.E.Hughes, Ind. N. Lewis, N.Y. W. Mr. J. S. Galloway for four months to Somerset and vicinity, Perry county, Obio. Eagleton, Tenn. A.0.Patterson, Pa. B.F.

Spilman, Ill. J. Kennedy, N.Y. H.W.NorthLETTERS RECEIVED

up,Pa. J.Crawford, Ind. S. Miller, X.J. C. From the 20th of June to the 20th of July.

Cist, O. S.S. Davis, S.C. R.B. Dobbins, O. M. Carpenter, NY; S.Todd, Pa. J.Smith,

NEW AUXILIARIES. Va.; A. M.Ewen, Va. I. Reed, Ja. 2; J. Second church, Mt. Morris, N.Y., WashPaine, Va. E. Hari, Pa. W. Johnston, Pa.lington, Ind., Carlisle, Ind., Palestine, Ill., T.Barr, O. J.K. Yerger, Tenn. P.P.Ball, Va. Sharon, 1II., Hopewell, i'l., Shoal Creek, J. Gray, Pa. J.S. Galloway, 0. Charlotte B. || 111., Greenville, II.,' Gilead, ill., Sugar Armon, Md. R. B.Belville,Pa. J. A. Mitchell,l Creek, ill. - TOTAL 444. Account of Cash received by the Board of Missions of the General Assembly of

the Presbyterian Church from the 20ih of June to the 20th July, 1831. Bellville, Mifflin co. Pa. donation from Mr. S. Wilson,

$0 50 Chartrers congregation, Pa. auxiliary society, per Rev. L. F. Leake,

50 00 Clarksville, Tenn. collections per Rev. Hugh Patien,

3 00 Franklin, Ohio, auxiliary society per Rev. A. O. Patterson,

5 00 Lawrenceville, N. J. monthly concert collections for 1830, per G. H. Brown, 15 00 Lower Mount Bethel congregation, Pa. per Rev. J. Gray,

6 00 Mercer, Pa. Presbyterian congregation per A. Patterson, Treasurer,

40 00 Morrisville, Pa. donation from Rev. N. J.. Rice,

15 00 Mahoning congregation, Columbia co. Pa. by Gen. D. Montgomery,

S3 50 Mount Pleasant, o. donation from an individual per Rev. A. 0. Patterson,

25 New York, Scotch Presbyterian church, Cedar street, under the pastoral care of Rev. J. M'ilroy, D.D. per M. Allen, Esq.

130 00 Philadelphia, monthly collection 20 Presb.church, Southwark,per Mr. Bastrond, 24 00

donation from a member of 6th Presb. ch. per Rev. Mr. Winchester, 5 00 do. Mr. Wm. F. Geddes,

5 84 Princess Anne, Md. annual subscription of R. M. Laird,

5 00 collection in congregation per do.

5 00 Palestine, Illinois, auxiliary society per Rev. J. C. Harrison,

1 50 donation from A. G. Logan per do.

50 Pennsylvania Run, Ky. auxiliary society per Rev. A. O. Patterson,

3 50 Springfield, Erie co. Pa. auxiliary society per Rev. E. Hart,

10 00 Shelbyville, Ky, auxiliary society, in part, per Rev. A. Hamilton,

17 00 Sevenmile, Ohio, auxiliary society per Rev. A. O. Patterson,

3 00 Turiff, Ohio, donation from Rees Lloye, Esq.

2 00 Tuscumbia, Alabama, per Mr. J. M. Arnell,

1 50 Washington, Indiana, auxiliary society, per Rev. J. C. Harrison,

1 00 West Mendon, N. Y. monthly concert collection by C. Allen, per Rev. G. G. Sill, 8 50 From an unknown individual enclosed to Rev.Sanford,

2 50 Missionary Reporter, from sundry subscribers,

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No. 34, South Third Street, Philadelphia. Note.--In the June number of the Reporter, the sum of $157 is acknowledged as having been received from the Presbytery of Steubenville, 0. It should have been from the auxiliary society of Steubenville, by A. J. M'Dowell, Esq. Treasurer, per Rev. C. C. Beatty.


As the General Agent of the Board of and the recollection of those eternal Education has not yet been able to take truths from which it had been diverted. the Editorial charge of the Education which the most lively sentiment is that

Prayer supposes a tranquil heart, in Register, we beg leave to call the atten- of holy love to God, and gratitude for his tion of our readers to the following ex- mercies; a heart accustomed to spiritual tract from Massillon's discourse, enti-enjoyments timid, delicate, watchfultled “The Spirit of the Ministry." We always guarded against sinful impressions

-always attentive to abstain from every earnestly request that these forcible and thing which can abate its delightful in. luminous remarks of Massillon, may be tercourse with the Lord. This is what read by all who are either in or looking the spirit of prayer requires.

2. The Spirit of our Ministry is a Spirforward to the ministry.

it of Mourning. And-they brought him to Jerusalem to We are those ambassadors of peace,

present him to the Lord; As it is writ- of whom the prophet speaks, who ought ten in the law of the Lord, Every male to weep bitterly, because the ways of that openeth the womb shall be called righteousness lie waste; hardly any one holy to the Lord-LUKE, II. 22, 23. walks in the way which conducts to life;

the covenant has become unprofitable; & "The Spirit of the Ministry” says the Lord seems to have cast away his Massillon, 'is a Spirit of Prayer, -of people. “The ambassadors of peace Mourning-of Labor of Zeal-of Know shall weep bitterly. The high ways lie ledge-nf Piety.

waste; the way-faring man ceaseth; he 1. A Spirit of Prayer.

hath broken the covenant, he hath dePrayer is the ornament of the minis-spised the cities, he regardeth no man. try, the most essential duty of a minister, Yes, my brethren, we ought to be men the soul of all his functions. Without of grief; and to mourn incessantly, beprayer he is no longer of any use in the tween the porch and the altar, † for the ministry—of any service to Christians. scandals which dishonor the Church, and He plants, but God does not give the in-expose it to the derision of the wicked. crease; he preaches, but his words are Samuel, after the fall of Saul, retired as sounding brass; he recites the praises and passed the rest of his days in lamentof the Lord, but his heart does not join in ing the unhappy destiny of that prince. them, and he honors God but with his Jesus Christ, the chief shepherd and the lips. In one word, without prayer, a model for others, seeing Jerusalem hardminister is without soul and without life, eved in blindness, and upon the point of all whose labors in the vineyard of the ruin, wept over it; and he could not reLord are but like the mechanical move- frain his tears at the sight of Lazarus ments of an inanimate machine. It is when dead, because in him he discover. then prayer alone which constitutes the ed the image of a soul spiritually dead. strength and success of his different ser. Our compassion, should be excited by vices; and he ceases to be acceptable to the miseries and vices of our fellow men; God or useful to man, as soon as he ceas

we ought to have the feelings of a mothes to pray. In prayer consists all his er towards them. Indeed, my brethren, consolation; and his functions become to a whilst there are sinners upon earth, sorhim like the yoke of a hireling-like row and mourning will be the lot of faithhard, burdensome, and painful tasks, ifful ministers. prayer neither alleviates their burden,

Now, can you unite this spirit of solaces their pains, nor consoles him for mourning with the vain cares and unthe little success attending them. profitable amusements of the world? I

Now prayer supposes a pure spirit, a ask you, what is the object of men of the spirit free from those vain and dangerous world in all their occupations? Pleasure. images which pollute the soul, or obscure You cannot therefore associate with such its light; it supposes a mind replete with men without being either witnesses, or spiritual ideas, and familiarized to medi- || approvers, or accomplices of their pleatation on divine truth-a mind which de- sures. Though you should be but witparts from its proper employment, when nesses, can a minister of Christ familiarit is necessay to turn its attention to the lize his eyes to objects which ought to perplexing and unprofitable cares of the pierce his heart? Can he amuse him. world, and which easily resumes, when again quitting these cares, the thought •Isaiah xxxjij. 7, 8. Joel ij. 17,


self with them! The primitive Doc I am sensible that great zeal and firmtors of the church forbad Christians the ness are necessary to enable us to break sight of gladiators, believing that the dis-the bonds of flesh and blood; and to iterciples of the mild and charitable Jesus dict ourselves almost all intercourse with could not innocently feed their eyes with a world with which we are connected by the blood and death of those unfortunate so many ties; and to which our own inpersons, and derive a cruel pleasure from clinations draw us. But this furnishes a sight which ought to inspire them with me with a fourth reflection, as a new horror, and make them deplore the lot proof of the truth of which I wish to conand the eternal ruin of those unhappy vince you. victims.

4. I say then, in the fourth place, that 3 The Spirit of our Ministry is a Spirit the Spirit of our Ministry is a Spirit of of Labor.

Zeal and Firmness. The church of which we are ministers, It is our duty to exhort, to correct, is a vine-field-a harvest-an edifice, to reprove, “in season and out of seawhich is building and which should grow son. We ought to bear our testimoevery day-a holy warfare;-these are ny boldly against public sins and abuses. all terms which suppose care and fatigue, | The face of a Christian minister ought they are all symbols of labor and appli- not to blush for the ignominy, which incation. A minister is placed in the dulgences, unbecoming his character, church, like the first man in the terres-never fail to produce; he bears, written trial paradise, "to dress it and to keep upon his forehead, with much more ma

He is accountable for his time to jesty than the High Priest of the law, the people of his charge. All, therefore, the doctrine and the truth;" he ought that he employs in vain and useless in- to know no one according to the flesh. tercourse with others, except for neces- He who, by the imposition of hands, has sary relaxation; all the days, all the mo- been set apart to the holy ministry,should ments which he suffers to be lost in the manifest an heroic disposition, which uselessness of worldly society-in amuse-elevates him above his own weakness, ments and dissipation, are days and mo- which infuses into him noble, great, ments which ought to have been devoted generous sentiments, and such as are to the salvation of his fellow men; and for worthy his elevated calling,-which which they will demand an account of raises him above fears, hopes, reputation, him before the tribunal of Jesus Christ. and opprobrium, and above every thing By ordination he becomes a public minis- which influences the conduct of other ter; the people acquire a real right over men. his person, his leisure, his occupations, Admitting that, when you first go to his talents. These are consecrated goods mingle with worldly scenes, you may in. which form, as it were, the patrimony of tend not to be seduced from the path of the people; he is but the depositary of duty; admitting that you at first possess them, and can no longer dispose of them sincerity, firmness, and courage; you will according to his own inclination. As soon deviate from them. Those ideas of soon then as he abandons the employ- zeal and firmness against vice, with ment connected with his office, he which you enter into the world, will soon proves himself unworthy of it; he ceases grow weaker; intimacy with the world io be a minister, from the moment that will soon make them appear to you unhe ceases to be laborious; and he passes, social and erroneous; to them will sucin indolence, or in vain amusements; al- ceed ideas more pleasant, more agreeways improper and often dangerous, that able to man, more according to the comtime which ought to be devoted to the mon manner of thinking; what appeared salvation of his people.

zeal and duty, you will regard as excesAn indolent and worldly minded min- sive and imprudent severity; and what ister is, therefore, the most useless and appeared virtue and ministerial prudence the most unoccupied man upon earth; he you will consider as unnecssary singularialone, all whose moments are so pre- ity. Nothing enervates that firmness cious, whose duties are so serious and so becoming the ministerial character like numerous, whose cares ought to in associating freely with men of the world. crease as the vices of men multiply-he We enter, by little and little, and with. alone has no employment among men; out perceiving it ourselves, into their passes his days in a continual void—in a prejudices, and adopt the excuses and circle of frivolous inutilities; and that life vain reasonings to which they have rewhich ought to be the most occupied, the course to justify their errors; by associatmost loaded with duties, the most re- ing with them we cease to think them so spected, becomes the most empty and culpable; we even become almost apolothe most despicable life that is seen in the gists for their effeminacy, their idleness, world.

their luxury, their ambition, their pas

sions; we accustom ourselves, like the Genesis ii, 13.

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