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in cottages divided into two apartments,
with a garret, and sometimes with the ad-
dition of a lutchen. In them are chairs,
tables, bedsteads, beds with curtains, and
the kitchen utensils common among the
whites. There is a garden of half an acre
Plotted to each house - in some instances
they have private enclosures of from two
to four acrea^ and the village cultivates a
field of sixty acres in common. They
raise com, potatoes, some wheat, and
abundance of garden vegetables. Ac
cording to the report of Hr^ Ryerson, they
live together in great social harmony ; are
kinder to each other than the whit^ and
civil and hospitable to strangers. They
are sober too: ardent spirits, by a solemn
agreement, are not permitted to be drunk
in the village ; and he who offends against
tiiis rule, is looked upon aa having violated
the agreement, and is expelled from the
village. There are two schools, one lor
the males and the other for the females^
with fifly children in each. There they are
taught reading, writing, and arithmetic,
and out of school the children instruct the
adults to read. Thus they are daily im-
proving in civilization. The object of the
petition is to secure them from the in-
trusion of the whites, who fish in their
streams, and endeavour to teach the young
Indians to swear, drink whiskey, profane
the Lord's Day, and similar accomplish-
ments.

Salem, iJf. J.) July 15.

A heavy fall of rain, on Wednesday las^
was preceded and accompanied with a de-
structive gale of wind. In lower Penftls



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Neck «Dd Haimingtoii it tnumed the tor-
nado, proctnting much orchanling', wood-
land, and fences; unroofing and otherwise
ityuring building*. The gable end of
Eusha BasBetfi brick house was, we un-
derstand, blown in. It commenced its
destructive career on the other side of the
Delaware, where, in an excursion there,
we witnessed much timber prostrated;
but k appears not to have acquired its full
force tHl it reached L. P. Neck. A large
apple tree was taken dear from the
§;Tound, and carried a hundred yards or
more; a sycamore, three feet through



near the roots, was, we understand, taken
clear, and carried over a fence, without
injury to the latter, and others taken en-
tirely clear by the roots, were carried va-
rious distances. Such facts we should
hardly dare to relate, were they not con-
firmed, as they neceawril^ must be, by nu«
merous witnesses. Such instances are cal-
culated to dispose the mind to serious re-
flection, and teach us that, in the mild and
often imperceptible element of otr, an In-
finite Power can exhibit itself with equal
force as in those of water or fire.



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MISSIONS OP THE OBNSRAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE PRKSBTTERIAN OHUROH.

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THIETIBTn GOMVUiriCATlOK.

Bdl'Mr^ Hartford Co, Md.
I have enclosed j^6, the amount of a
subscription in our little congregation, to
be forwarded annually for five years — and
to be equally dividea between the Board
of Education and the Board of Missions—
18 to each. We hope to have some addi-
tion yet made to the subscription list. I
have also enclosed 2^9 raised by collec
tion, to be divided as above, amounting in
aU to 255. W?F.



At the meeting of Winchester Presby-
tery, which took place on the 22d of
April, the Board of Missions of the Pres-
bytery was dissolved, and a society formed
auxiliary to the Board of Missions of the
General Assembly. This Society consists
of the members of Presbytery, annual sub-
scribers, life members, and delegates firom
auxiliary societies. Its Board of ICanagers
consists of a President, four Vice Presi-
dents, a Treasurer, and Secretary; the
members of Presbytery who are ex-officio
members of the Board, and eight, laymen
who are chosen annually.

The business of the Society is managed
by an Executive Committee of five Mana-
gers ; and the funds of the Society are to
be employed in aidin^feeble churches and
in locating missionaries, where there is a
hopeful prospect of gathering permanent
congregations.

yoh.yu.—ch.Mv.



To Her, J. T, RutteU Gen, Agent and Cor,
Sec. of the Board ofMieeiona,
Morgantotirn, Burke Co. N.C. May 29.
Reverend and dear Sir,— When my
commission from the General Assembly's
Board of Missions arrived, I was in South
Carolina, where I had beeA labouring
.about two months; during^ which time the
state of things, in three <£urchefl^ became
peculiarly interesting. At three comitau-
nions, one in each of these churches, 73
persons were added on examination, vixr
24 in Friendship, Laurens district ; 35 in
Fairview, Greenville district; and 14 in
Nazareth, Spartanburg district ; all in the
South Carolina Presbytery. These church-
es enjoy the stated preaching of the Gos-
peL Before the information of the ar-
rival of my commission from your Board
reached me, I had made some private ar-
rangements, which rendered it impracti-
cable to commence my labours unaier the
direction of your Board until the 18th ult.
But before I give the particulars of my la-
bours during the last month, I wish to
mention that, in the South Carolina Pres-
bytery, which lies contiguous to the coun-
ties in which 1 am directed to labour, there
now exists such an interesting state of
things, that it is decidedly the opinion of
brother Silliman and myself, that the in-
terest of the church requires that I should
visit them occasionaUv during the sum-
mer. Accordingly, after having assisted
brother Silliman at a communion in the
vicinity of Morgantown, at which meet-
ing six new communicants were added, I
started to South Carolina, wl^re I spent
two Sabbaths, on one of which we had a
sacrainent in Anderson district^ where I
had not been before. This was a very in-
teresting season to many who attended.
Although but three wck admitted to the

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cooraiunion, more tliMi thirty were deeply
awakened, and it is hoped that the Lord
baa also begun a g^d work in this con-
gregation, which enjoys one -third of a
^ pastor's labours.

During this tour of 17 days, 1 travelled
S70 miles; preached^r lectured 15 times}
md made 10 special visits.

1 returned, the 8th of this instant to
Rutherford, and assisted brother H. M.
Kerr at a sacrament in Little Britain
church. This was a precious meeting, 13
were added to the church, and more than
20 more professed anxiety. This makes
about 120 added to this church within 12
months. Since that, I have preached
twice, and attended two social prayer
meetings, and made srxteen visits. In all,
during the past month, f have travelled
more thsn 300 miles, preached 21 times*
attended 3 communions, 2 social prayer
meetings, and made 26 visits.

Knowing it to be the object of your
Board to place their Missionaries in cir-
cumstances to effect the greatest amount
of good - and it being the opinion of both
brother Silliman and myself, that the in-
terests of the Presbyterian' church in this
section require that I should visit the South
Carolina Presbytery once or twice more,
we earnestly request this privilege, and
hope that your Board will grant the re-
quest, when they are assured that the pros-
perity and success of Presbyterianism in
,this country, and all others similarly situ-
ated, depend more on the strengthening
and connrming those churches already or-
ganized, than on ornnizing a ^eat many
new ones, to be uen left without the
energetick labour of fkithful pastors.
Tours respectfully,

Wm. QuiKUir.

TBlRTT-na9T coxxmiiCATioir.

Crood niw9 Jv9m Indiana,

The following is an extract from a re-
port of the Rev. Wm. Sickels, a Mission-
ary of the Assembly's Board, dated Rush-
ville, Indiana, June 18th, 1829.

My prospect of usefulness here, for the
last three months, has considerably bright-
ened, and God seems to have attended
the preaching of his word to a considera-
ble extent, with the influences of his Holy
Spirit. The little church of Olive Ridge,
(one of my charges) has lately received
an addition of five members on examina-
tion. Last Sabbath was the day appoint-
ed for oar communion in this congrega-
tion. The Rev. Mr. Moreland, of Indian.
apoUs, assistiKl me on that occasion. We
had a very solemn and interesting meet-
ing, and twenty persons were received on
examination and confession of their Caith»
and publickly entered into covenant with



God and this exarch* On tiie aanp oecft-
sioui there were seven added on certifi-
cate. Besides, there are sUU a considera-
ble number who seem to be deeply im-
pressed with a sense of the importance of
religion. At our fall communion in this
place, there were none added on ezanni-
nation to this church. There is a grow-
ing attention to religion in this region of
country, and an increasing anxiety to be
supplied with the stated and £nthfu1
preaching of the gospel. The rapidity
with which these western States are set-
tling, and the character of their popula-
tion, render them, in some respects, the
most interesting portion of the church.
Most of the families in Indiana are younf
families, and perhaps there is no part <»
the union, where there is so Iftrge a por-
tion of children. Such a state of society,
while it increases the demand for miniate-
rial labour, increases also the difficulty of
supporting the fcospel, and makes a ioud
appeal to the friepds cf doroestick mis-
sions to impart liberally of their abun-
dance to the destitute in these western-
states. In the part in which I am located,
the people seem to be just emerging*
from the difficulties attenmng the settle-
ment of new countries. Many good farms
are opened, and comfortable habitations
are erected and erecting, llie minister
who settles in a new country may expect
to "endure hardness;'* but there is some-
thing pleasing in the consideration, that
we give to the people evidence that we
are willing to share with them in the
trials and privations incident to new set-
tlements.

Since the date of my last report, I have
preached 106 sermons, attended, at stated
periods, three Bible clssses, estabhshed
two Sabbath Schools, and a third is to be
oi|^nized next Sabbath. Nine of the in-
dividuals who united with this chnrch last
Sabbath, were members of one gf my Bi-
ble classes. The success which has for
years attended the missionary operations
of the General Assembly, in extending the
influence of the {pospel, cannot fail to in-
spire confidence in the judidqus manner
in which these operations are conducted,
and afford the richest satisfaction and re-
ward to those whose benevolence and li-
berality have been exerted in their behalf.
Should I attempt to make any represen-
tation of the extent of the destitub'on of
sound and capable ministers of the gospel
in the Valley of the Mississippi, I riiodkl
only be repeating what has been repeated
ana reiterated for years past; and could

S've to the Board no new infbmatioo on
at interesting and all-absorbing vobject
- -which the intelligent Christian cannot
contemplate without the deepest emo-
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JlUnoit*

The Rev. Benjamin F. SpUhnan, a mu-
sionary of the Board in the BOatb-easteni
part of this stale, under date of June 1,
1829, writes to the Cor. Sec. and Gen.
Agent, as follows :—

**I have laboured during the month in
the churches of Shawneetown, Carmi,
Sharon, New-Haven, and Golconda, and
fi the town of EquaUty, where no church
IS yet organized. In Shawneetown, I
have thought it my duty to spend more
time than m any other one place. I held
a four days' roeetine here, which closed
on Monday, the 35tn of May, being as-
sisted by brother Bliss. On Sabbath, we
administered the Lord's Supper. It was
to us a solemn, interesting time. We felt
that the LKnd was present Three (per-
sons were added to our little flock. And
we believe that the heafts of God's peo-
. pie were refreshed. And a few at least,
were brought to maJce the inquiry in their
hearts^ <What must I do to be saved f'
And we trust that several will shortly
come out on the Lord's side. Our little
church here feel that they should < thank
God . and take courage.' Our Sabbath
School flourishes, and promises a lasting
benefit. I have aided the females here
in forming themselves into a Tract So-
ciety, which they seem to engage in with
much interest.

''The cfauich at Golconda has been,
since last fall, in a very destitute situa-
tion. I visited them, and spent some
time, and succeeded in forming a Mis-
■ionaxy Society auxihaiy to your Board,
the particubuv of which I shall be better
|>repared to give you in my next report.
I also aided the females there in forming
themselves into a Tract Society, which, I
think, will be the means of much good.
That is an interesting diurch, praying for
the stated preaching of the gospel. At
Equality there is a prospect of gathering
a church,, if the ground could be culti-
vated. I'his place is only fourteen miles
from me, (at Shawneetown) and is look-
N mg to me to supply them. And now the
difficult Question is to be settled by me —
Shall I leave churches that have been
formed, in order to form another, without
any sure prospect of their being furnished
with the means of grace, without which
we cannot expect tney will flourish or
even continue to exist ?

'*The churches of Carmi and Sharon
have requested me to state to your Board,
that if you can find a minister of the gos-
pel who will consent to come to them as
a missionary, they trust that you will aid
them by ^ng such a one an sppobt-



ment and sending him to diem. These
churches think that they are almost or
'quite able to support a pastor. They
say, they approve of the Home Missionary
Society, and are g^tifiedtbat the west-
em part of the State is deriving benefit
from it. But they, for themselves, prefer
your Board; and on it, under the Head of
the church, they build their hopes. In
fact, this is the case with myself, as well
as all the other churches in this part of
the State. You' will allow me -to add a
word respectiaj^ this plea. Shawnee-
town and'Equality wish to get the'ivhole
of my labours, being only rourte^n miles
distant from each other. And my wish is,
to devote my time to these places, re-
serving a small part for Golconda. And
may I not confidently believe, that your
Board will send aid soon ? And may we
not expect that some young servant of the
Lord will feel his heart di:awn towards
this thirsty region, and being prevailed
upon by the 'Macedonian cry,' rejoice
the hearts of those who are almost ready
to ' hang their harps upon the willows.'
"During the month which I now re-
port as spent in the service of tlie Board,
1 have travelled 3M miles, and have made
35 family visits, preached 32 discourses,
besides several exhortations, baptized 11
infants, received into communion 3 per-
sons, administered the Lord's Supper
once, formed two Tract Sodeties and one
Missionary Society."

JiiBcUgan TerrUory,

The following brief, but interesting de-
scription of the present condition and fii-
ture prospects of this Territory, and the
moral wants of its rapidly increasing po-
pulation, is extracted from a letter ad-
dressed by a Missionary to a member of
the Board, dated June 18th, 1829.

"There is within the hmits of this Ter-
ritory, on the borders of Lake Michigan
and its tributary streams, one of the finest
countries on the face of the footstool. In
ptint of health, for a new country, and in
point of fertility, and of various natural
advantages, arising from its situation and
water privileges, it can be surpassed b^
few otners. The tide of emigration is
now setting that way. Hundreds of fami-
lies are flocking there from all directions.
On one single prairie, which one year
since was scarcely known, there are now,
1 am. told, five hundred inhabitants. As
yet, no minister of the Presbyterian
Church has visited them. I know of no
minister so near as myself— veiy fre-
quently do 1 receive the 'Macedonian
ciy ' from that quarter. I propose, if it be
thought best, to speqd among the fSeopIe
of those settlemenu three orfour months,
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connmunion, more thftn thirty were deeply
awakened, and it is hoped that the Lord
has also begtiii a g^ood work in this con-
gregaiion, which enjoys one-ihird of *•
pastor's labours.

During^ this tour of 17 days, 1 trr
SrO miles; preached or lectured 1
and made 10 special visits.

I returned, the 8th of this
Butherford» and assisted br /,
Kerr at a sacrament in 7 'f/
church. Thiswasaprecir ''r,''
were added to the church ,;
20 more professed anxi
about 120 added to th' ^-^^

months. Since tha» /.' ^^jT^God and
twice, and attende .'"fiiU
meetings, and mad i^^^t be establish-
during the past ':'^.kl"i^iad Missionary
more than 300 ^\:> /-ratings; and those
attended 3 cc ,';;>y*v^S' might be ep^
meetings, ar .V^yj' Reconverted—and

Knowing' J^f '^>j^fi«it them.**
Board to ;?/>^
cumstan ;.^;»* firgitda,
of goo^ ^ iriio has b^n engaged in

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•cct* ^Ji '^i'i Secretary, dated June 26th, sippi river are twonty-ooe counties in this
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God anc) ^ Tfawm hatB fsomo uiufor mf
sioi^ .^Uon « Bttuyiier of instances of
^iest eflbcts of nnlied exertion and
xyasl resolution in cheeking the pro-
,^, or totally breaking op the practice,
.^/ii» destmcttre viee. The opinions of
^. y 0^^ who have been in ftvoorordriokio^
.-V.-^ ^< ^MciU are undergoing a rapid ehange,
<w- ':/ mill iiraiQ drinkers are ashamed of tlwir
red faces; and I think, we have reason to
pray that the good spirit of God shoulsl
continue to be poured oat and to operate
until we see a universal reform npock thip
head; for truly it would be a reform or
more importance to mankind, than any
mere change of opinions; aod we migbt
hail it as a work of the blessed Spirit of
grace, and the indication and forerunner
of a still greater revival from moral
death/*

West Tetmesase.

A correspondent id Ma wry county,
under date of June 9th, 1329, after iaforna-
ing of the organisation of an auxiliary to
the Board Jo the Rev. Dr. Stephensoa'e
eongreffstion, which had already rained
fifty dollars, ssvs,

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ht L^lCf «nd of the encouraging pro-
C ^ ^the caute of Temperance.
^ /f^ tfoosiderable degree of attention
"^moet instances been manifested by
^^ people whom I have visited, to the
^JJ^ing of the gospel, and in some in-
^^es uncommon seriousness and solem-
^ of feeling. So far as circumstances
jl^ld admit, I have endeavoured to pro-
mote the objects of the Board, by putting
jpto operation the various instrumental!-
ties specified in their instructions. Ac-
cording to my journal and my best judg-
ment, I have preached about 77 public
discourses; travelled from 12 to 1300
mltos; visited 150 families; attended seve-
ral prayer meetings and religious associa-
tions ; visited three or four schools ; help-
ed to establish a number of Sunday
Schools, and endeavoured to encourage
these institutions wherever I found them;
distributed some tracts ; visited a few sick
persons; and where opportunity was af-
forded conversed with individuals upon
their immortal concerns.

** In the counties of eastern Virginia
which I have visited, notwithstanding the
desolations abounding, and the disadvan-
tages which ministers must meet; still I
cannot but think there are some very pro-
mising prospects of improvement in their
moral condition. The destructive evil,
intemperance, has recently excited consi-
derable attootioo, and plans have been
adopted and societies organized to sup-
press it, and that already with coosidera-



byterian preachers. If the Assembly's
Board would send to this needy region,
one or two missionaries, whose zeal and

Sietv would influence them to endure
ardships as good soldiers of Jesus Christ,
we hope much good would be done."

Maryland.

The Rev. Austin C. Hubbard, a mission-
ary of the Board, stationed at Taneytown,
Fred. co. under date <^ June 2, 18S9, re-
ports to the Board as follows: —

"Since I wrote to Dr. Ely, I have
preached regularly to three congregations,
and occasionally to a fourth. I have aJso
from time to time visited di^rent sections
of the countv, for the purpose of forming
Bible societies, &o; and I have, during
these visits, preached as frequently as 1
could, both in churches and in private
houses. I have usually delivered from
three to four discourses each week, be-
sides visiting families, conversing with in-
dividuals, £i.

*^ The church which I organized in this
village is increasing, thoogn, as it was to
be expected, very sioiUy. The eongre-
gation (or rather, the number of persons
who attend preaching here on the Sab-
bath) is quite large; imd I think I can per-
ceive not only in this but in the other eon-
gregations, an increasinff attention to the
means of grace generally. Some of onr
people sre beginning to appreciate the
value of regular religious instruction, and
to manifest a desire to enjoy it.

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Hiis f»kM for 0OIB0 yMTf ', and I have been
^tnimenUl in forming a Bible aocietj,
^ct aociety, and aaita lately, a tempe-
-I society, all of which are doing pretty
I have aloo a Bible claes, and am
ornung a small class in the Assem-
B Cateehism. I have organized^ tract
jcieties and one Sabbath school, in the
other congregations. 1 might add, that I
hope soon to be able to form a small auxili-
ary to your Missionary Society.

** Here is a section of the State, from 35
to 45 miles square, and I am the only Pres-
byterian minister it contains. My ordi-
nary labours embrace a section of the
county of from ten to fifteen miles in dia-
meter.

" On the whole, sir, this is a very inter-
esting field for missionary effort, and I
cannot but hope that the seed which is
sowing, though very thinly scattered, and
falling very often * on stony places* and
'among thorns,* will, by the blessing of
God, one day spring up and bear fruit. I
ask an interest in ^our prayers, and shall
receive with gratitude any suggestions,
which your committee may think proper
from time to time to communicate.

J^oiices.

The office of the Corresponding Secre-
tary and General Agent, the Rev. Joshua
T. RiustU, is in 5th street, No. 86, neer
Spruce. All communications, in reference
to missionary concerns in general, are to
be addressed to the Secretary.

Solomon MUn^ Esq. is the present Trea-
surer of the Board. Office No. 18, south
Third Street. All monies designed for the
Board are to be remitted to the Treasurer.

Appointments made by the Exeeutiva
Committee since their report to the As-
sembly, May 26, 1829, not hefort in com-
mission —

Mr. Samuel Montgomery, 6 months,
Huntingdon oo. Pa.

Rev. Henry Van Deman, one year, De-
laware, Ohio.

Rev. A. D. Montgomery, 1 year, Pittsyl-
vania CO. Va.

Mr. Cornelius H. Mustard, 3 months in
Delaware.

Mr. Alexander Logan, 1 year, in Pres-
bytery of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rev. Cyrus Gildersleeve, 6 months, in
Luzerne co. Pa.

Rev. Edson Hart, 1 year, Trambull
Pros. Ohio.

Rev. William Wallace, 2%ionths, Olive
and Cross Roads, Ohio.

Mr. George W. Warner, 1 year, Coshoc-
ton and MillCreek, Ohio.

Rev. Richard Brown, 1 year, Warren
CO. Ohio.

Rev. Salmon King, 1 year, Bradford eo.
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Rev. Nahiim Gmikl, 1 year, Gataraiviui

CO. N. Y.

Mr. John C. Annan, 1 year. Perry co.
Ohio.

Rev. Silas Parsons, 1 year, Wilson and
Niagara counties, N. Y.

Rev. Adams W. PUU, 1 year, Rutland,
Jefferson co. N. Y.

Rev. James Cunningham, I year. Lick-
ing co. Ohio.

Rev. Jacob Wolf, 1 year, Richland co.
Ohio.

Rev. Wm. Dickey, 2 months, in Chili-
cothe Presbytery.

Rev. James H. Parmele, 6 months, on
the Muskingum river.

Rev. Peter Hossinger, 1 year, Crawford
and Erie counties. Pa.

Rev. Thomas A. Legget, 1 year, Peeks-



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