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By salary of blacksmith for Thom.
14. From the Carey Society of the First as, al 36% per annum,
Baptist Church and Society in
Buston, for the support of an
Indian child by the name of
James Manning Winchell, 20,00 smith shop at Carey, to be re
23. " Samuel Hill, aged 6 years, for the
1,00 By amount of articles furnished
" Esther B. Hill, Williain B. Hill, sinith shop at Thomas, to be re
and Samuel Hill, jr. children of ceived October 1st,
Saingel Hill, 40 crnis each, 1,20 By amount received for boarding
* the white male children in the
Sabbath School attached to the
Baptist Church in Oliver Street,
New-York, for the support of an
Indian chi:d at the Carey Sta-
tion, to be called John Williams, 10,00 By amount due for same, up to
" Walpole and Sharon Female Bur.
6,73 Total, 81,015,59
8520,09 Donations in Clothing, 6°C.
HEMAN LINCOLN, Treas. By Rev. James M'Coy, Indiana, from him.
self and wife, Elisha Denny, Poily Denny,
LINES ary Society, Clothing, &c. worth
ADDRESSED TO A LITTLE ORPHAN GIRL, Froin Sarah Payne and Miss M-Neald, From Mrs. Sally Polke, table linen,
AN ONLY CHILD. 819,75 Thy mother is dead, thy father 's gone,
And thou art in this world alone,
Where cares and sorrows thick are strown, Accounts of Monies received by thc Treas. || Where perfect bliss is never known, urer of the Baptist General Convention
Where life's a span. of the United States.
Hast thou relations ? Ah, my dear!
Lewis, Marshfield, for Carey And disregard the falling tear
1,00 || Which must on Orphan cheeks appear, Robert Scolt for Burman Mission, 1,00
So vile is man.
That ever orphan girl possest,
Yet oone have e'er so sweetly prest “ Mr. Hobart, of Milton, for For
The infant to the throbbing breast, eign Missions,
5,00 « Female Primary Soc., connected
As the dear mother: with the Baptist Soc. in Rox.
But ah, my child! the dreadful tale! bury, for foreign mission, 36,05
Which could thou hear, it would turn 6 Female Industrious Society, con
ty in Roxbury, for Carey Stats 14,82 | She's as imperfect weak and frail,
6 Bap. Church in Roxbury, for do. 8,61 1826.
As any other.”
ciety in Cambridge, for Carey Ah yes, a mother may forsake
sucking child,* and so partake
Of savage heart as well as make,
And all the ties of love may break,
This truth is known.
148,80 | But there's a God, sweet little friend, 9. 6 the Second Bap. Sabbath School
On whom you safely may depend, Mite Society, by Mr. Pulsifer, 6,68 || He loves his love will never end, 11. 6 the New-York Baptist Foreign
Towards little girls whose prayers ascend
Up to his throne.
R. F. Charlestown, for Carey Station, 6,00
• Isa. xlix, 15.
MEMOIR OF REV. RICHARD FURMAN, D. D.
Late Pastor of the Baptist Church in Charleston, S. C.
In approaching the mention of the tribute is uttered where his merits dear name, in reference to which were appreciated, our last offering our preceding remarks have been to his memory is made amidst the made, we tread on sacred ground. | approving attestations of a commuWe cannot go near to contemplate nity, who will allow the sincerity such an object without a feeling of of the attempt to compensate its religious awe, mingled with the imperfection. chastened regrets of a long cherish The Rev. Dr. Furman, though ed affection ; nor can we wholly not a native, yet belonged to South reject the fear of rendering a dis- Carolina from infancy. From Newservice to a cause of such uncom York, the land of his nativity, he mon expectation. Had there fallen was brought in early childhood to to our lot a less perfect knowledge of the High Hills of Santee; a place the character, and a less ardent ad- for which he cherished in subsemiration of the virtues of the bles- quent life a strong attachment, as sed man, we might have adverted being the scene, not only of his juto him, with those expressions ofvenile days, but of his early labours high respect and seemly commen- in the vineyard of his Divine Masdation which ordinary occasions | ter. His father was a man of more demand. But he has filled so large than ordinary intelligence for those a scope, has blended in a single times, and to an'accurate knowllife, and in a single character, so edge of the English Language, he much duty and usefulness, and added considerable skill in Mathesuch a rare assemblage of all thematical science. He also cherishqualities which adorn the minister | ed a decided respect for religion, of Jesus, that any representation and for the Scriptures, portions of commensurate with the magnitude which from the Old and New Tesof the subject, would appear over- |tament, he daily read in his family. charged. Fortunately for us, how- His judgment and discretion may ever, our statements are made be inferred from the success with where he was known, our feeble which he trained the intellectua! MARCH, 1826.
cess of the true orator.—But that | visited this city, yet throughout his which imparted a charm to his long and active ministry was he whole life was the divine unction sustained under the burden of an which pervaded and sweetened all almost unexampled service. Lathis superiour endowments and terly, however, his health had dequalifications. All the vigour of clined. his noble intellect was consecrated The last sermon which he deliv. to God. All the matured fruits ofered from this place, was founded his long experience was an oblation on the text, “ And Enoch walked of righteousness to the Father of with God and was not, for God Mercies. All the variety of his took him.” Although in this his acquirements, and all the vastness last effort, nature seemed almost of his well furnished mind were exhausted, yet his mind was borne merged in one prevailing determi- above all earthly things, and his nation to know nothing save Christ lips appeared to be touched with crucified.
hallowed fire, whilst he unfolded We could dwell with delight the privileges of that communion upon many other views of the char- with God, which he was soon to acter of your lamented father in i enjoy in measure large and high. the Gospel. It would afford us a As his malady increased, and his mournful pleasure to retrace his sufferings became more intense, whole history ; to bring up to you the graces of a sanctified disposithe remembrance of his abundant tion were more conspicuous. These labours, of his willingness to spend were a humble reliance on Christ and be spent in the service of God, as the all-sufficient Saviour, paand of his punctual discharge of tience under afiliction, and tenderevery duty involved in his ministe-ness of heart. When any of his rial engagements. It would be friends would allude to the importdelightful to present you an exactance of his past services in the picture of the man whom you al-cause of Christ, he would reply, ways found at the post of duty, “ Upon a review of life I find whose life offered an unreinitting much to be thankful for ; but 0 ! attestation to the truths 'which he what cause to be humbled before preached. But we must now has my
God. I am overwhelmed with ten to the closing scene of his the sense of my ingratitude, of my course, and contemplate that maj. neglects, of my unfaithfulness as a esty which death conferred upon minister of Christ.” It evidently the spirit which emitted a parting | distressed him when his past eserray on its falling tenement. tions in the cause of religion were
Our beloved friend and brother | spoken of as indications of uncomwas favoured with an uncommon mon piety. 6. If I have been the vigour of constitution, and Provi-instrument in the hands of God, of dence had blessed him with health doing any thing for his glory, it is and strength equal to the weighty to me a great mercy. But how duties which he had to perform. | numerous have been my short comThough he had never left the di- ings. I am filled with shame and rect path of his avocations in quest confusion, when I reflect how little of health, and though he spared I have improved my opportunities himself in no instance when Chris- for doing good.” That glorious tian benevolence called him to theme on which it had been his dethose who were sinking under the light to dwell in all the exercises violence of malignant disease, and of his ininistry, swelled in magnithough in prosecuting his labour of tude as he approached the close of humanity he often walked amidst his life ; and it was evident that tho pestilence which has frequently Christ, and only Christ was all his
salvation. To a friend who re. is emphasis the following beautiful minded him that past experiences | passage from Jeremiah: “ Are there. were valuable, as furnishing evi- | any among the vanities of the headence of our acceptance through then that can cause rain ? or can Christ, he replied, " Yes, they are, the heavens give showers? Art thou and if I had not these, I know that not He, O Lord our God? Therethe promises of grace are still heldfore we will wait
upon thee, for out: Christ is still the same Al- thou hast made all these things." mighty. Saviour, ready to receive The intervals between the paroxand to pardon the repunting sin- || ysms of his disease were usually ner.
Like the great and pious filled with the reading of pious and Watts, when in the extremity of levout books. Those which he nature's struggle, he was looking generally preferred after the Bible, inore diligently for the prop which were the Pilgrim's Progress, Rowe's was to sustain his sinking spirit, Devout Exercises, Mrs. Graham's he found the simplest truths of the Life, and Fuller's Essays. The gospel the most encouraging. The last fortnight of his life was a perilast time he visited the house of od of almost incessant suffering. God, was when a neighbouring min- When at one time he had received ister preached on some of the plain a moment's respite from pain, he and practical points of the Chris-remarked, “ We are apt in health tian faith. On this occasion he ex to think ease our right, and nothing pressed his satisfaction, observing more than a common bounty, but * These are blessed truths on which the Lord can soon make us feel that we may live and die.” To some a little respite from pain is a great friends who seemed deeply affect-|| mercy.” To a friend who entered ed at the view of his sufferings and his chamber he said, “0! if such affliction, he said, “ I do not pre- sinners as you and I ever get to tend to determine, but my own heaven, redeeming grace will be opinion is, that this is my last sick-greatly magnified in our salvation." ness; and if through the riches of To some friends present he said, divine grace, I may obtain the low- “ I am a dying man, but my trust est seat in heaven, death is not un is in the Redeemer; I preach Christ welcome to me." He lost no op- to you dying, as I have attempted portunity to address, in the most to do whilst living. I commend affectionate manner, all who enter- Christ and his 'salvation to you. ed his apartment, and as his strength Just before he expired, he requestpermitted, he continued to pray in ed the 23d Psalm to be read, and his family with that spiritual fervor | whilst this delightful portion of and elevation of soul which indica- | Scripture was imparting its balm ted his ripeness for bliss. During to his listening spirit, he flew away a violent thunder storm, whilst he as on the wings of a dove to be at was in great pain, he repeated with rest.
DEATH OF A SINNER.
for the Am. Bap. Magazine.
are conversant in life, and introdua
ces us to others which are hid in Death is, on many accounts, an comparative obscurity, renders the interesting subject of thought. The change full of serious interest. We circumstance that it removes us | always feel regret at leaving that from all the scenes with which well which is familiar, and entering on
that which is untried. The idea of || must shortly enter. These scenes darkness, which is always associa- of painful anticipation are often ted with death, makes us approach concealed from as many as possible, it, even in thought, with no small and they are very seldom presentdegree of trepidation. The vale of|ed to the view of the public. The death, when its darkness is not dis- connexions of those who die in this sipated by the rays of the Sun of manner are seldom willing that the Righteousness,is always gloomy,and last agonies of their friends should calculated to inspire serious and be exposed; in consequence of awful reflections. When light from which, the spectators suffer them to heaven illuminates the valley and pass in silence, to the detriment of hope cheers the soul, death loses those who are approaching the same much of its terror ; but even then end. These examples would in all it is frequently attended with some probability, if presented, prove salugloomy forebodings. The reflec- tary to the living, by inducing them tions which are thus excited by the to avoid the paths which conduct to approach of death account for the so wretched an end. In accordance fact, that men in all ages have with this sentiment the scriptures watched the closing moments of teach, that while on the one hand others with trembling anxiety. The the righteous hath hope in his death, feelings discovered by the dying on the other the wicked is driven have often agitated the living, and away in his wickedness. And sometimes brought them to repent-while they present the peaceful ance. When the saints have met happy death of good old Jacob and and overcome death, good men the triumphant exit of the martyr have beheld the contest and the Stephen, they present also the misvictory with unspeakable delight, erable ends of Balaam and Ahithoand even the wicked have been led | phel, of Judas and Herod. Although
with Balaam, “Let me die it is a far less pleasing task to the death of the righteous, and let pourtray the end of the wicked, my last end be like his." Such than to exhibit the happy and triscenes, on account of their pleasing umphant departure of the sons of associations and consoling pros-God, I shall nevertheless in this pects, are often presented to the paper present an example of the public.
foriner kind. But while the circumstances at The place in which the circumtending the death of good men are stances about to be related occurpresented to our notice, we partial- | red, was a village situated in a disly forget that thousands of others tant part of the country. In this are yearly passing from the stage village, religion had many friends, of life in a far different manner and and the wretched of course found with far different prospects. Many | helpers. The subject of this nardie without any foundation on ration was a stranger. He enterwhich to rest a hope for the future: ed the village at evening, when he of these, some pass off in gloomy, was partially intoxicated. Nothing gullen silence; others endeavour to farther of his life was known, expersuade themselves that it will becept from his own lips. He threw well with them, though they cannot | himself into a private house; and exactly tell why, and so seek a lit- | when the fumes of his wine were tle momentary comfort in death ; | dissipated, he appeared evidently while others still, unable to observe | diseased in body. A violent fever this silence or believe themselves had seized his whole frame, and it prepared to die, discover the most || raged with the greater fury from gloomy forebodings of that wo on his habits of intemperance. When which they are fully aware they llit was ascertained that his com