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Col. Elijah Williams 400 of Doddridge's Ad
dress to the Master of a Family,
20th Sept. last, . - - osrami - 10 July 2. From a friend of Missions in Williamstown, 10 Sep. 10. From a friend of Missions - - - 12 18. A constribution from Mr. Collins' Society in
. . 8 56 Oct. 24 Addition to the last contribution of Pittsfield, 1 10 Dec. 13. From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, contributed on a Mission,
• 18 Oct. 25. From Mr. Asaph Morgan, collected on a Mis1805. sion,
- - 8 35 January 12. A contribution from Pittsfield, .. • 12 29
18. From Rev. John Morse, collected on a Mission, 21 10 Feb. ll. A contribution from Windsor, - - 20 34 19. Arrearage of annual dues collected from sun .
dry members since the 17th of April last, 4 From sundry members, their 7th annual dues
and entrance money, since the 3d of Octo: ber, 1803, to this time, a. - - 38 April 8. From Rev. Samuel Fuller,collected on a Mission, 31 39
23. . From a Female Friend of Missions, • - 5
A donation from Rev. Gideon Hawley, . . June 14. From Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, collected on a Mission,
- - 25 5 August 22. Sundry arrearages of annual dues since the 19th February last,
, - 7
of a work edtitled, The Great Duty of believ-
S 1143 73
Monies paid by order of the Trustees since the 19th of October,
n. 1802, to the 22d of August, 1805. 1802.
D. C. Dec. 7. Paid Rev. Benjamin Wooster, the balance of his
account for 12 weeks mission to the west and
April 19. Paid Rev. J. Avery, for twelve weeks mission to
the western counties of the state of New York,
ters ten weeks of the time, ... - 45 34 Paid Rev. Mr. Avery his expenses in forwarding
Mr. Harrower's mission, . .
- sion to the northern parts of the states of New
York and Vermont, • • • • 72 Aug. 26. Paid Rev. Jabez Chadwick, for 16 weeks mission
to the county of Luzern and its vicinity, . 96 Sep. 20. Paid Rev. David Perry, balance due to him for his
mission in June, 1802, -. • - - 9 41 1804. Feb. 28. Paid Rev. Benjamin Wooster, for 16 weeks? mis
sion to the western parts of the State of Ver..
mont, - . . . - - 96
. . 47 86 July 9. Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan in advance of a mission, 48 · Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins in advance of a mission, - - -
• 48 Oct. 25. Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan the balance due to him
for 14 weeks mission to the county of Luzern, 36 Dec. 21. Paid Rev. B. Wooster the balance due to him for
16 weeks mission to N. W. counties in the
State of Vermont, - - - - - 49 14 1805. Jan. 17. Paid Rev. John Morse for 8 weeks mission in the
county of Columbia and its vicinity, - 48 April 8. Paid Rev. Samuel Fuller; for 12 weeks mission
to the counties of Cayuga, Ontario, and their .
vicinity, - - - - - 72 23. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer, in advance of a Mission
ary tour, - - - - - - 25 June 14. Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, the balance of 22
weeks mission to the counties of Luzern and
Total paid out, 874 75 Balance in the Treasury, 268 98
Dolls. 1143 73
WILLIAM WALKER, Treasurer. Examined and allowed-TIMOTHY EDWARDS, Audt.
Lenox, August 22, 1805.
' Officers of the Society for the present year.
Letter from the Sectretary of the | and 31 in the northern parts of New Hampshire Missionary.Sa-l this state. ciety, to the Secretary of the This, being but little more Missionary Society of Connecti-than three years' service, is the .cut.
sum of the missionary labors
performed or engaged by our Hlojikinton, Sept. 17, 1805. Society
We have distributed, and have RECEIVED, and have com
on hand for distribution, books; Imunicated to our Society,
bibles, sermons, tracts, &c. to a your letter, with the Narrative, I considerable amount, obtained and am directed to return an l by donation ; or procured by a answer. We rejoice to hear cf| recent female society. - the abundant laborg and success
The journals of our Missiones of your Society in propaga-1
opaga aries have been pleasing ; and iting the blessed gospel. And have excited hope that our ex.
would with the greatest cheersertions have not been in vain. i fulness cultivate a friendly cor
The Lord is doing great respondence with them. Our things. We rejoice in contrimeans and services are small buting our mite to aid the great
compared with yours. The fold and good cause. ·lowing is a summary of our mis-1
v of our misd! Wishing the blessing of God sionary services, viz.-
may attend all missionary exerIn 1802, we had performed i tions, I subscribe myself yours 20 weeks, chiefly among the
he with affection and respect. northern frontier settlements of
ETIAN SMITH, Sec. to the this state. In 1803 we had 40
N. H. Mis. Soc. weeks 1 - viz.-12 weeks in the Rev. Abel Flint. Western . parts of New-York | and 28 weeks in this state. In · 1804, we had 52 weeks, viz.-22 weeks in the western parts | Thoughts on 1 Cor. i. 26, 27, of New York ; and 30 in the
28, 29. northern parts of this state. For ye see your calling, brethren, This year we have engaged. 47 how that not many wise men weeks ; 16 of which to be per- after the flesh, not many mighformed west of lake Champlain,' ty, not many noble are called. VOL. VI. NO. 6.
But God hath chosen the fool- | weak and ignorant of mankind, ish things of the world, to con- to the faith of Jesus? If such found the wise'; and God hath compose the great mass of bechosen the weak things of the lievers, does it not seem rather world, to confound the things to derogate from the divine effiwhich are mighty : And base cacy and glory, wbich are ascrithings of the world, and things bed to the gospel, when it is said which are despised hath God to be, the wisdom of God, and chosen, yea and things which the power of God, unto the salare not, to bring to nought vation of believers? And does it things that are : That no flesh not thence furnish the occasion should glory in his presence, which its adversaries wish, for
| attempting to discredit its diTT is conceived, by the writer | vine origin, by alledging, that I of the following thoughts, it is believed, chiefly, by perthat the construction, usually put sons, whose faith is the result of upon these words, is not agree-/ weakness and credulity ? In opable to sound reason, and the position to the construction here scriptures of truth. The words, considered, it is believed, that are called, at the close of the 26th the apostle has respect to the verse, were supplied, by the tran- instruments employed for spreaslators, and are not found in the ding the gospel, and establishing original text. These words be- the Christian church, when he ing added, the natural construc-speaks of the foolish things, which tion is, that not many of the wise, I God had chosen, to confound the mighty and noble of mankind, wise, and the weak things, to are made subjects of divine grace, confound the mighty. By means and saved by the gopsel. It is of men who were not able to rehowever thought, that this, if it commend the religion of Jesus, were true in fact, was not the with excellency of speech, and thing intended by the apostle, in with arguments devised by men's these words. It was evidently wisdom, but by demonstration of his design, to adduce an argu- the Spirit, and of that divine ment, for illastrating the divine power, to which its efficacy must power of the gospel, and demon- be ascribed, its adversaries were strating the glory, which is due confounded. It was thence deunto God, on account of it. But monstrated, that what was stythis is not done, by the construc-led foolishness, by the pride of tion which has been generally | philosophy, was wiser than men, put upon this passage. Does and the weakness imputed to the God confound the wise men of gospel, stronger than men. Its the world, by choosing the fool- adversaries could give no raish; and the mighty, by choos- tional, and satisfactory account ing the weak, the base and the of the extensive and surprising despised, and inclining them to effects, which they witnessed, embrace the gospel ? Is there upon men of all classes, otherany tendency in his doing this, wise, than by acknowledging, to appreciate the power of the that the gospel, as it claimed to gospel, and the glory of the grace be, was the power of God, to thereby displayed, in its being salvation ; and that it was in effectual, for proselyting the l this view, wiser and stronger
than mes. Bon when folly and own wisdom and strength ; and
-neither the subjects of his this institution have from time to grace, nor the instruments of time been published by the Socicommunicating it, can have ety themselves ; but whether whereof to glory.
these accounts have been partialWhen, therefore, the apostle ly circulated, or have not been says, Ye see your calling, breth- generally read ; or whatever has ren, he must have respect to the been the cause, we have access to means and instruments, by wbich know, that some very erroneous they were called. An appeal to ideas are entertained by many these was much better suited to concerning the extent and ex. contound the wise, the mighty, penditure of their funds. We and noble of this world, in view were happy therefore to find in of the amazing effects, produced the appendix to the last anniverby the gospel, than appealing to sary sermon, preached before
in the comparative folly and weak- the Corresponding Board ness of the persons, on whom
London, by the Rev. WILIAM these effects were wrought ; and | Jay of Bath, such an account of
... adinitting, at the same time, that I this excellent charity as men of opposite description were
our limits ; while at the same.
time it contains a distinct and cor. proof against them. The latter
proga idea seems to furnish occasion rect statement of its
It afforled us for the wise, mighty, and noble, I ress, and objects. anter the flesh, to glory in their much pleasure in the perusali