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intelligence among all classes of people,, and especially the rising generation, on whom it will probably devolve to carry out to its completion the work begun by their fathers.
Resolved, That the American Bap tist Magazine, the official Publication of the Board, and the only channel of full and connected information in regard to the Missions under their charge, has high claims to the patronage of the Christian Public; and is hereby cordially recommended to the families and individuals within the limits of this Association, who feel an interest in the cause of Foreign Missions.
count it our highest privilege and honor to unite our humble instrumentality with that of all the people of God, throughout the world, in extending the reign of our common King and Saviour over the whole human family.
Resolved, That this Board rejoice and give praise to Almighty God for that increase of Christian activity which is seen in the various institutions established during the last forty years for the prevention of sin in all its forms, and for removing from our guilty and suffering race the evils which sin occasions: that they especially rejoice in the progress of the temperance reform, and of the prin ciples of peace among the nations of
AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Christendom; and that their earnest
prayer is, that all these associations may continue to labor with wisdom and energy, and that others may be organized to Co-operate with them, until the institutions of Christian benevolence shall present a front as extended as the ravages of sin; and, favored with guidance and power from on high, shall press forward in their joint labors to chase wickedness and misery from the earth.
Resolved, That continuance and increase of fervent and humble prayer to God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the conversion of all nations, is loudly called for from all the friends of Christ; especially at the monthly concert for prayer, and on the first Monday of the year.
Resolved, That LARGE DESIGNS, SYSTEMATIC and VIGOROUS EXERTIONS, HUMBLE DEPENDENCE GOD, and ENTIRE SELF-CONSECRATION TO THE WORK, should characterize all our enterprizes for the salvation of this revolted and ruined world.
MIDDLESEX AND NORFOLK BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
April 24. To Cash paid to B. Jacobs, Agent for Domestic Missions,
Dr. 153 40
Jona. Howe, for printing Circulars,
June 7. By Balance on hand,
1834. April 24.
Received of Mary Arnold, Treasurer of the Charlestown
Female Benevolent Soc. of Cambridge, for Home Missions,
Primary Foreign Miss. Soc., E. Cambridge, for Home Mies., 25 19
70 43 20.00
8 76-15 84
Bap. Ch. Charlestown, col. Mon. Con. for Bur. Miss., 100 00
The foregoing account has this day been examined, and the same found to be correctly cast and properly vouched.
Charlestown, Oct. 6, 1835.
Account of Moneys, received in Donations, by the Treasurer of the General
From Warren, Me., col. at Mon. Con: in the Bap. ch.-per. Mr. S.
Woburn, Mass. Juv. Soc., for translating the scriptures into
New York Youth's Benev. Soc. in Amity St. Sunday School,
for Bur. bible-per Chas. Pohlman, Conhocton Bap. asso.-Mrs. Shute, 1,75; Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Grimcal, ,50 each,
Schodack Fem. Mite Soc.-per H. Humphrey,
Stephentown Bap. Asso., for Bur. bible,-C. Tanner, Treas., 17,
Charleston, S. C., General Com. of Asso.-A. C. Smith,
Attleboro', Mass., ch. col. at mon. con. for Bur. Miss.,
per H. H. Brown, Treas. of Warren Association,
A female friend, by Mr. Clark,
Newton Upper Falls-Miss Mary Kendrick, 10,; Miss Mary
Erie, Penn., Bap. ch. and soc., per L. L. Robinson, Treas.,
Sand Lake Fem. Miss. Soc., per Mrs. J. Fox, Treas., 22,;
All per Messrs. Bennett & Bright, Utica, N. Y.,
APPLICATIONS FOR THE MAGAZINE.
We publish the following extracts of letters from pastors of churches, for several reasons.
1. We would suggest how limited is the circulation of the Magazine, compared with what it ought to be. Many, very many churches of our connection, as we have cause to believe, are as ignorant of the contents of the Magazine as the church at S., and with similar effects on the interest of the monthly concert of prayer for
2. It belongs specially to pastors of churches to remedy this evil, and by addresses from the pulpit, or private sug. gestions, to extend the circulation of the Magazine and foster the spirit of missions as far as may lie in their power. These ob jects are more closely united, than is generally surmised. At the same time, the operations of the Board of Missions depend directly on the interest and energy with which they are sustained by the churches, in whose behalf they act. And to whom shall they look to keep alive this interest, if not to those who are appointed by the great Head of the Church as " guides and ensamples?"
3. We would again remind pastors of churches, of the resolve of the Board to supply gratuitously with a copy of the Magazine, not only the Secretary of every Auxiliary Society who shall request it, but "the pastor of every church which shall regularly take a collection at the Monthly Concert, for the benefit of the missions under the direction of the Board."
4. In all cases, however, it may be ex pected that the Magazine will be forwarded gratuitously, as above mentioned, only on the application of the persons entitled to it.-It may be added, that both the letters annexed, were, as letters to
Editors always should be, post paid.
Rev. and dear sir,
S., Oct. 20, 1835.
I regret to say that there is not, in this whole church, an individual subscriber for the Missionary Magazine. The consequence is evident, the Monthly Concert excites but little interest. I am now
making effort to produce a change in need of the Magazine as an Auxiliary. this respect, but very much feel the Your year, I believe, commences on the first of January, when I shall make an effort for subscribers; but you may place me among your subscribers from the present time. If you can forward it to me regularly, so that I can have it at the Monthly Concert, I think it may be the means of imparting to this people more interest in the cause of Missions.
C., Green Co. N. Y., Oct. 24, 1835. Dear sir,
I am happy to inform you, that the church of which I am pastor is in the constant practice of taking a collection at every Monthly Concert of Prayer, to aid the operations of the Board for Foreign Missions. Our church is smallof but 3 years standing-quite poor, as to worldly possessions, yet we sometimes collect as much as $5,00 an evening, from the little group gathered together ness to send me your Magazine as soon You will have the goodas may be, and if I can do any thing by way of obtaining subscribers, I will gladly do so.
On account of the changes which are to be made in the Magazine in commencing a new volume, the Publisher earnestly requests all persons, who are indebted to the Work for one, two, or more years, to make immediate payment according to the bills transmitted with the present number. Wherever it can be done, it is desirable that two or more subscribers should remit their payments in the same letter, but if individuals make remittances singly, whatever balance remains after the settlement of the old account, shall be passed to the credit of the new. Agents of the Magazine are also requested to forward all monies which they may have received for the work, as early as practicable. Remittances may be made by Mail, at the risk of the Pub lisher.