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in the prayers, appeared to be minutely anfwered. The child was taken, but fupport was given and continued, yea, more than fupport. "Alfo the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before." Dear fir, if you can make any ufe of this narration for the honor of God, and the comfort of diftreffed friends in dying fcenes, by exciting Chriftians as well as minifters, to pray much at fuch feafons, the defire of my mind will be answered."

Yours, &c

An apoflolical Anecdote, Gal. ii.
II-16, inclufively.


he was to be blamed,” and “said unto Peter before them all, if thou being a Jew, liveft after the manner of the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellett thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?-We who are Jews by nature, and not finners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not juflified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jefus Chrift, even we have believed in Jefus Chrift, that we might be juftified by the faith by Chrift, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law fhall no fleth be juflified."

Reflections on the preceding anecdote. Ift, If minifters were lefs afraid of the cenfures of men, and more afraid of difpleafing an holy God, would they not be in the way to do much more, than they now do, for the glory of God?-2d, How great a difgrace it is, for a minifter of the gofpel, in any company, to be ashamed of its peculiar and diftinguithing doctrines of grace, when providentially called to defend them !-Let fuch an one look onthe blameworthy Peter, and remember how, an unfhaken Paul treated him, for his weak and diffembling conduct, in the face of the whole multitude.3d. How much it concerns highly refpected minifters of the gofpel, and highly refpected members in every Christian

EFORE that certain" Jewish zealots, 66 came from James" who was then at Jerufalem to Antioch, Peter Did eat with the Gentiles" there, who had embraced the gospel and had not fubmitted to circumcifion; "But when they were come, he withdrew, and feparated himself" from them, as if he had thought them unclean, tho' | the Lord had fo exprefsly taught him the contrary in a vifion, and at the houfe of Cornelius; and this he did, not from any change in his fentiments, but purely, as "Hearing them which were of the circumcifion," being unwilling to difplease them, and thinking their cenfures of much greater impor-church, to fhow an unfhaken firmtance than they really were. nefs, in fupporting all gospel docAnd the other Jews diffembled trines, and fuch Chriftian proccelikewife with him; infomuch that dings as are right; and in publicly Barnabas alfo was carried away difcountenancing all pretended with their diffimulation. But ones, which are wrong, let the when (Paul) faw that they"-Pe- weaker brethren, like Barnabas ter and others "Walked not up- and the other Jews, be carried rightly" in this affair, Accor-away with their difiimulation, toa ding to the truth of the gofpel," do fuch things, as will greatly which taught the contrary, ("He) dishonor God ard injure the withflood him to the face, becaufe | Church.

Religious Intelligence.

Extras from the Minutes of the General Affociation of Conne&icut, A. D. 1802.


HE General Association of Conecticut met, agreeably to appointment, on the third Tuefday of June, 1802, at 11 o'clock, at the houfe of the Rev. Matthias Burnet, in Norwalk.

act and vote :-Which articles
are the great principles of the
union betwen the Ge: eral Affem-

bly of the Prefbyterian Church in
America, and the General Al-
ciation of the minifters of Chrift,
in the state of Connecticut. -

The above articles were approved and accepted by this Affociation. Whereupon the Rev. Martin Tullar, prefented his cert ficate as a delegate from the convention, in Vermont, and took his feat accordingly.

After attending to landay other matters, the Alotion, in

The delegation to the convention of the clergy of the fate of Vermont, appointed at the lat Affociation, reported the following plan of union, mutually dif-compliance with a flanding rule, cuffed by the convention and faid delegation, and approved and accepted by faid convention.

"Articles of union and intercourse between the General Affociation of the clergy of the state of Connecticut, and the General Convention of the clergy of Vermont."

Under an impreffion of the great importance of harmony and peace among the minifters of Chrift, and his churches, it is the earneft defire of both bodies to form fuch a connection and intercourfe as may be permanent, and mutually beneficial.

Article 1.

Each body fhall

proceeded to make the ufual enquiries concerning the late of religion, in the churches, under the following heads, 1. Is there any fpecial attention to or revival of religion in your diftrict? 2. Is there general union and harmony in the churches? 3. What number of vacancies in each diftri&, and in what ftate with refpect to union? 4. What inftances of removal by death or otherwife--or fettlement of miniflers, or churches formed, fince the last seffion of the General Affaciation. As the refult of the enquires, the Affociation remark with pleasure that, in thofe churches and con


fend one or two delegates or com-gregations, where there have been miffioners to meet and fit with the other, at the flated feffions of the Lody.

recent revivals of religion, the fruits are fuch as conllun the hopes and joys of the people of Article 2. The delegate or God. It alfo appear it har de legates from each body, feveral-mony and peace generally prevail ly, fal have the privilege of en- in the churches; and that there is, tering into the difcuffious and de- in feveral congregations, in this liberations of the body, as freelyftate, an increafing dispotion to and equally, as their own members. attend the public worthig-and in-. struction of the Lord's day. We' are alfo peculiarly happy i oliv ing that there appear, in YaleCollege, a very general and ferious attention to religion, which affords a very pleating profpect to

Article 3. That the union and intercourfe may be full and complete between the faid bodies, the commiffioner or commiffioners fror each, refpectively, thall not only fit and derate, but alfo

the friends of Chriftianity and of | next commencement at Yale-Colthe profperity of the churches. | lege. It also appears that there is a revival of religion, very extenfively, within the limits of the General Affembly of the Prefbyterian


The following perfons were elected RECEIVERS, in their refpective districts, to receive fuch fums of money as the minifters and others may be willing to contribute for the purpose of defraying the expenfes of the delegation of this Affociation to the General Affembly of the Prefbyterian Church and the General Conven

The following minifters were appointed to certify the good ftanding and character of preachers of the gofpel, travelling from this ftate into other ftates-The Rev. Dr. Nathan Perkins, Hart-tion of the clergy of Vermont, ford N. Rev. William Robinson, Hartford S. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Trumbull, New-Haven W. Rev. Thomas W. Bray, NewHaven E. Rev. Jofeph Strong, New-London, Rev. Dr. Ifaac Lewis, Fairfield W. Rev. David Ely, Fairfield E. Rev. Mofes C. Welch, Windham original Affociation, Rev. Andrew Lee, Windham E. Rev. Samuel J. Mills, Litchfield N. Rev. Dan Huntington, Litchfield S. Rev. Dr. Nathan Williams, Tolland, Rev. John Devotion, Middlesex.'

The Affociation proceeded to chufe delegates to the General Affembly of the Presbyterian Church to meet, in the city of Philadelphia, on the third Thursday in May next, and the Rev. Dr. Timothy Dwight, Afahel Hooker, and David Ely were chofen.

The Rev. William Lockwood, Dan Huntington and Matthias Burnet were chofen fubftitutes; either of whom to fupply the place of faid delegates now chofen, who may not be able to attend.

The Rev. David Tullar and Jofeph Washburn were appointed delegates to the convention of Vermont, which meets on the evening of the firft Tuesday of September next at Granville.

The Rev. Amzi Lewis was appointed to preach the Concio ad Clerum an the evening after the

(viz.) The Rev. Henry A. Rowland, Hartford North, William Robinson, Hartford S. Matthew Noyes, N. Haven E. Bezaleel Pinio, New-Haven W. Samuel Nott, New-London, Hezekiah Ripley, Fairfield W. Samud Blatchford, Fairfield E. Zebulon Ely, Windham, Andrew Lee, Windham E. Samuel J. Mills, Litchfield N. Azel Backus Litchfield S. Dr. Nathan Williams, Tolland, Elijah Parfons, Middlefex. The Rez. Abel Flint, was appointed Treasurer of the Affociation and Jofeph Washburn Auditor of the accounts of the fame.

Returns were made according to vote, of unsettled minifters and candidates continuing to preach under the licences of the district Affociations of Connecticut, viz.

Of unfettled Miniflers.

Rev. Simon Backus, Guilford, Rev. Aaron Kinne, Winchester, Rev. David Huntington, Middletown, Rev. Samuel Sturges, Greenwich, Rev. John Willard, Kensington, Rev. Aaron Woodward, North-Haven, Rev. Abraham Fowler, Derby, Rev. Eraftus Ripley, New-Haven, Rev. Ezekiel J. Chapman, Saybrook, Rev. Jedidiah Bushnell, Saybrook.

Licenfed Preachers.

Jeremiah Day, Yale-College, Ebenezer G. Marth, Yale-Col

Many earneft prayers I believe afcended to a throne of grace, for a confiderable time previous to the commencement of the work amidit many and various difcouragements. It was to be obferved however, that much greater numbers attended the miniftration of the word for fome time before the work began.-But except this, nothing elfe could be feen, unless it might be a strengthened determination among a number of God's people to continue in wait

lege, Bancraft Fowler, Yale-College, Jonathan Bird, Berlin, Robert Porter, Farmington, Gurdon Johnfon, Granby, Nathaniel Dwight, Wethersfield, James W. Woodward, Hanover, N. H. Timothy Williams, Woodftock, Aaron Hovey, jun. Mansfield, Loomis, Colchester, William Hart, Berlin, William Riels, Milford, Pitkin Cowles, Southington, Abijah Carrington, Milford, Timothy Stone, Milford, John Niles, Killingworth, Thomas Robbins, Norfolk, Humphrying on him for a day of his power; Moore, Pincetown, Mafs. Gideon Burt, jun. Long-Meadow, David Ripley, Abington, Jabez Munfel, Franklin, John Lord, Waterford, Ifaac Knap, Norfolk, James Eells, Glaftenbury, Elihu Smith, Granby, Mafs.

Voted, that the next meeting of the General Affociation be holden at the house of the Rev. Stephen W. Stebbins in Stratford, on the third Tuesday of June next.

Extra of a letter from Rev. James Well, of Lexington, Kentucky, dated July 15, 1802, to one of the Editors, containing fome further account of the late revival of religion in that country.

and fome increase of hope that eventually they should not be difappointed in their expectations.

So far as I have been informed the work began on Green river, from the exercises of a very pious woman as I have stated above.

It appeared that God made ufe of the compaffionate bursts of forrow which broke from her heart, for the multitudes around her, in the way to ruin, to awaken reflection in many of them who had always lived in total careleffnefs before. Many from that time began to hear the call of the Lord of Hofs and confider their ways; confequently to fee their undone ftate by nature and enquire what they fhould do to be faved.

There the work began and thence it fpread. You have in

"THE work began in the fouthern part of this flate, in the country called Green river. The people of God became deeply fenfible of the flate of the churchquired, fir, as to the views of thofe in this country, which, at that under convictions? They appear, time, was indeed in a very decli- fo far as I can judge of them, ned fituation. All the laws were generally to have very awful apmade void in the most wanton prehenfions of their itate as filmanner, and little more than the ners, of the holinefs, justice and form and fome outward appear-majefty of God. Their views of ance of religion among us. Un- the demerit of fin, and their utter der this view of things, numbers inability to efcape from the wrath, of Chriftians became much con- with which they then believed it cerned that God would change threatened, have brought many of our mournful state, and revive his them apparently to the brink of caule among us. defpair, and filled them with fuch

ence, that the features of despair and horror are not to be seen as in the other cafe. As to their views of themselves, they gener

form that which is right they find not. The manner in which many of them appear to estimate Christ and his merits is very lively and affecting, and I thick muft be confiderably emblematical of the excrcifes of that better world where adoring myriads, with one heart and voice, and every power, cry out, faying to the Lamb, "Thou only art worthy," &c. The work ftiil goes on, tho the meetings are not fo large as at firit.

dire forebodings of the dreadful had done; tho with this differcoom they then believed awaiting them, as to overcome nature, call them down to the ground; and from every thing that can be feen, nearly to arren and flop the fanc-ally cry out aloud against the obtions of life. In many, however, duracy, wickednefs and unbelief who can neither speak nor act, the of their hearts, and appear deeparterial power does not feem to ly to mourn that now when they be much altered; tho in others, would attempt to do good, evil is I have obferved an intermilion of fo abundantly and prevalently pufe for a confiderable time. prefent. That the law of God The length of time, as well as is holy, juft and good, they heartdegree of agitation has been dif-ily acknowledge, but how to perferent in different perfons, under this exercife. The continuance of mental darknefs alfo has been fo. Some wh› have been very remark bly awak med have hopefully arifea from that doleful flate, have been hopefully taken from nature's horrible pit and miry clay, their feet fet upon the rock of ages, and a new fong put into their mouths, even high praifes to Chrif, their deliverer. Others have continued for days, weeks, and fome for months, though not under those great horrors, yet without comfort. Others agained and ignorant, and numbers of have been able to fake off very the mot violent oppofers of the confiderable awakenings, and different claffes, and in the very grow perhaps more hardened than acts of daring hoftility against ever; but of this class, I know heaven, and oppofition to the but few confidering the numbers work. It is no fmall comfort, that have been fubjects of the fir, to hear from you that many work. With regard to the joys prayers are daily afcending among of thefe fubjects, they seem to you to the heavens on our behalf. hear a proportion to the diftreffes May they enter into the ears of they have been in. In fome these the Lord of Sabaoth with acceptjoys are fo great as to overcome ance both for you and us !" them, as their diftrelles previoufly

You inquire laftly, what claffes are taken? All claffes; the learn

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