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already occupied by a person asleep. I relieved withdraw my sanction from any thing noisy and myself of my upper garments, and laid myself exclamatory; and there was, through the discourse, down in my weariness to rest. The other beds nothing of the kind; but there was a growing atsoon got filled. But still the brethren were coming tention and stillness over the people. The closing to seek accommodation. One of them crept up by statements and appeals were evidently falling on the side of the person next to me; and as the bed the conscience and heart, with still advancing power. would only suit one,'he really lay on the margin of The people generally leaned forward, to caich what his and mine. Thus discomposed, my resolution was said. Many rose from their seais; and many, was immediately taken not to sleep at all. There stirred with grief, sunk down, as if to hide themwas, however, no need of this proud resolution, for selves from observation; but all was perfectly still. that night there was to be no sleep for me. There Silently the tear fell; and silently the sinner shudwere still other parties to come, and beds to be pro- dered. I ceased. Nobody moved. I looked round vided. After this there was the singing renewed, to the ministers for some one to give out a hymn. and still renewed, till youth and enthusiasm were No one looked at me—no one moved. Every mofaint and weary, and then it died away. Still there ment, the silence, the stillness, became more solemn remained the barking of the watch-dogs, the sawing and overpowering. Now, here and there, might of the kat-e-dids and locusts, and the snoring of my be heard suppressed sobbing arising on the silence. more favored companions, and these were inces- But it could be suppressed no longer-the fountains sant. Sometimes I found diversion in listening to of feeling were burst open, and one universal wail them, as they mingled in the ear, and in deciding sprung from the people and ministers, while the which was most musical, most melancholy; and whole mass sunk down on their knees, as if imfrequently I turned away in weariness, and 'fixed ploring some one to pray. I stood resting on the my eye on the open crevices of the hut, looking for desk, overwhelmed like the people. The presiding the first approach of day; and, in my impalience, pastor arose, and, throwing his arms round my as often mistaking for it the gleaming lights of the neck, exclaimed, “Pray, brother, pray! I fear pine fires.

many of my charge will be found at the left hand When the sun actually rose, the horn blew for of the Judge! On, pray, brother, pray for us!" and prayers. To me, all restless as I had been, it was then he cast himself on the floor with his brethren, a joyful sound. 'I waited till others had dressed, to join in the prayer. But I could not pray! Í that I might do so with greater quiet. I stole away must have been more or less than man to have utinto the forest, and was much refreshed by the tered prayer at that moment! Nor was it neces morning breeze and fresh air. It was a very sary. "Ali, in that hour, were intercessors with pleasing and unexpected sight to observe, as you God, with tears, and cries, and groans unutterable. wandered in supposed solitariness, here and there So soon as I could command my state of feeling, an individual half concealed, with raised counte- I tried to offer prayer. My broken voice rose granance and hands, worshipping the God of heaven, dually on the troubled cries of the people, and gra. and occasionally two or three assembled for the dually they subsided, so that they could hear and same purpose, and agreeing to ask the same bless-concur in the common supplications. It ceased, ings from the same Father. This was, indeed, to and the people rose. We seemed a changed people people the forest with sacred things and associa- to each other. No one appeared disposed to move tions.

from the spot, and yet no one seemed disposed for On my return, the ministers renewed their kind ordinary exercises. Elder Taylor moyed forward application to me to preach on the morning of this and remarked—“That it was evident nothing but day. I begged to excused, as I had had no rest, prayer suited them at this time. And as so many and had taken cold, and was not prepared to com- had been impressed by the truth, who had not bemit myself to the peculiarities of their service, and fore, he wished, if they were willing, to bring it to which they might deem essential. They met again: the rest of prayer." He therefore proposed that if and unanimously agreed to press it on me; "it such persons wished to acknowledge the impression should be the ordinary service, and nothing inore; received, and to join in prayer for their personal and as an expectation had been created by my pre- salvation, they should show it by kneeling down, sence, many would come, under its influence, and and he would pray with them. În an instant, as if it would place any other minister at great disadvan- instinct with one spirit, the whole congregation tage.” My heart was with this people and the sunk down to the ground. It is much, but not too leading pastors, and I consented to preach. much, to say, that the prayer met the occasion.

The usual prayer-meeting was held at eight When the people again rose, one of the brethren o'clock. It was conducted by Mr. Jeter. Prayers was about to address them; but I thought nothing were offered for several classes, and with good ef- could be so salutary to them as their own reflections fect. To me it was a happy introduction to the and prayers, and I ventured to request that he more public service to come. I wandered away would dismiss the meeting. again into my beloved forest, to preserve my im- Thus closed the most remarkable service I have pressions, and to collect my thoughts. At eleven ever witnessed. It has been my privilege to see o'clock the service began. I took my place on the more of the solemn and powerful effect of divine stand: it was quite full. The seats, and all the truth on large bodies of people than many; but I avenues to them, were also quite full. Numbers never saw any thing equal to this; so deep, so overwere standing, and for the sake of being within powering, so universal. And this extraordinary hearing, were contented to stand. It was evident effect was produced by the divine blessing on the that rumor had gone abroad, and that an expecta- ordinary means; for none other were used, and one tion had been created, that a stranger would preach third of the people had been present at none other. this morning, for there was a great influx of people, I shall never forget that time that place; and as and of the most respectable class which this country often as I recur to it, the tear is still ready to start furnishes. There were not less than 1,500 persons from its retirement. assembled. Mr. Taylor offered fervent and suit- The immediate effect was as good as it was conable prayer. It remained for me to preach. I can spicuous. At first there was such tenderness on the only say that I did so with earnestness and freedom. people that they looked silently on each other, and I soon felt that I had the attention and confidence could hardly do it without weeping; and afterof the congregation, and this gave me confidence. ward, when they had obtained more self-possession, I took care, in passing, as my subject allowed, 10 there was such' meekness, such gentleness, such humility, such kindness, such a desire to serve one other side of the cottage was a garden abounding another by love, and such calm and holy joy sitting in fruits for the little fainily. The ground fell off on their countenances, as I had never seen in one very pleasantly from the spot where you stood, so place, and by so many persons. It realized, more as io give you the command of the scene, and to than any thing I had known, the historical descripc compose a beautiful prospect. Most of the land in tion of the primitive saints; and there was much one direction was the domain of my friend; the in the present circumstances which assisted the im- portion near you being adorned with Indian corn, pression. It was indeed beautifully true—" that and the distant parts clothed with the dark and fear came on every soul; and all that believed were solemn pine. together, and had all things common; and they When I had explored the garden and fields, my continued with one accord, breaking bread from friend arranged a little table and stools at the door house to house; and diil eat their meat with glad of the cottage, and before the best part of the prosness and singleness of heart, praising God!" pect, for our accornmodation. Here we were sup

Besides this happy effect on those who had already plied with plates, and a fine melon from the garden believed, there were many in an awakened and in- for our repast; and it was not till the last lingering quiring state which demanded attention. Among lights of a glowing day had faded away behind the hem was a representative of the State Government, pine barrens that we ceased to commune with Nawho acknowledged that he had always resisted the iure and with each other. truth till then, but hoped it had overcome him at In this communion my friend was the chief conlast. Some of these cases, of course, came under tributor. He spoke in the fulness of his heart; and ony own knowledge; and all the ministers showed the impression will, I trust, long remain with me. them, as, indeed, they had uniformly done, great He told me of his early days, of his conversion, and attention and solicitude.

of the many years he had been as a pilgrim and a Among other expressions of kind and gentle feel- stranger on the earth. He had been married ing to myself, it was deemed impossible to let me twice; he lost his last wife seven years since; and remain another night in the tenis, since I had not his children were settled far from him. “Many been able to procure rest. Many were eager that expected," he said, “as I was living alone, that I I should be received at their dwelling; but in the should marry again. But no, sir; at my time of end I engaged to go with Deacon Norris, as it was life I think it not good. The husband careth for at no great distance from the camp, and as the sim- the things of the wife; but I wish now to care for ple piety and warm heart of this aged and venera- the things of the Lord. My great concern is that I ble man had previously won my confidence. may do the will of the Lord, and look to my latter

I had agreed to go after the evening service ; but end with peace and pleasure. I would desire to my considerate friend endeavored to persuade me die and w be with Christ as far better; but if he to go before, by representing that I must need rest, should say, Here, I have a little more for you to do and that it would not be so safe to track their way on earth, then I would willingly stay and do it. through the dark woods after sundown. I felt that “Then,” he continued, after musing, "I am old, it would be less suitable to his age to be exposed so but I suffer nothing, and I have many comforts, and late and in the dark, and so consented to do as he I thank God I can enjoy them. But," with a seshould suggest.

rene smile, “I am looking for something better;So, after taking repast, and joining in prayer with earth will 'not do-this is not heaven! I am far a cluster of our friends beneath a leafy alcove at the from God here, and I have sin always with me back of one of the tents, we started for Deacon Nor- here to distress and expose me; but when He shall ris's residence. His lad drove me in a chaise, while appear, I shall be like him, for I shall see him as he rode behind with a parent's care, to see that all he is !". So he continued, and so was I privileged was done well. He exchanged pleasant words with and refreshed. me as occasion allowed, and ever and anon was We retired within the cottage; the slaves, which giving his cautions to the driver :-“Now, boy, he treated just as his children, were called in, and mind those stumps, take care of those roots--keep we had family worship: I pressed him to engage a tight rein here"-and the whole was done in evi- as usual; and was richly repaid. It was prayer dent and unaffected reference to me. When we winged with love and thankfulness, and rising to alighted, be received me to his house with that sim- heaven. It brought us closer to each other. After plicity and kindness which are the essence of all our devotions, rest was thought of; for these childtrne politeness. He took my hand, and with a ren of Nature retire and rise with the day. He had beaming face and tearful eye, he said, “Now, sir, provided for my accommodation in his own room ; this is your home while you stay, and the longer and when every thing had been done as he directyou stay the more I shall be honored. A plain ed, he went to see with his own eyes that all was place, but all of it, servants, house, garden, is yours. right. He attended me to it, and again inquired, Only make me happy by letting me know what and looked about to know if more could be done for you want.” I had small reply to offer. All this my comfort. was said in the deep and wild forest, and the man- He had not been long out, when he craved perner and expression would not have dishonored St. mission to come in again. He had an affectionate James's; it affected me with tenderness and sur- manner, and said, "Well

, now there is still one prise.

thing which I was charged to say to you, and which While this occurred, we were standing on the I must say to you before I can sleep."" What is verdant sod which surrounded the cottage, and that ?" I inquired" Why,” he said, "I have been was not worn off even by the passage to the door. now in the way forty-seven years—I have seen The day had been hot, and we had been heated, many powerful meetings in my time--but never any and the temptation was to enjoy the evening breeze. thing like this morning-all, ministers and all — My friend's cottage was a frame-building, whiten- weeping like children-and-now don't say noed, well suited to the occupant, and to the spot and we all want you to preach again to-morrow.”where it stood. It had neither bólt nor lock to anv “O, my good friend," I replied, "You really must one of its doors that I could find. About 100 yards not make that a request. 'I have taken my leave, on the descent stood a hul, in which his slaves were and I have lost my voice by cold, and there are accommodated, and the interval was covered with other preachers expecting-.” He drew nearer to short grass, kept cool and verdant by the fine sepa- me, and checking me as he would his son, he said, rated trees which overshadowed most of it. On the “ Well, now, my child, don't say you will not and

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we'll trust to have you well and willing by lo-inor-1 a revival; for they were all included in this meetrow morning. Is there any thing more I can do ing. Of what it has in common with other special for you ?" and then he retired and drew to the door. meetings I shall speak elsewhere; but of what was

This was not the last visit that evening from my peeuliar to it, it inay be desirable to offer a few redevoted friend. When he thought me composed in marks. bed, the door gently opened, he drew together a From all I have learned of camp-meetings, I may window which was slightly open, and which be pronounce this to have been very well conducted. thought better shut, he crept to iny side, and thought The existing arrangements were such as to contrime asleep; and with the affectionate attentions of a bute to this. The land on which it was held was woman, tucked me in, and whispered the words, purchased as a permanent station; and the lands “ Bless him!'as he left me. At least, he was bless- around were held by persons friendly to the objeci, ed that night in the generous and holy sentiments so that they could conirol riotous and intrusive conwhich possessed him.

duct, if it should appear. The lents remained from I slept peacefully and soundly that night, till I season to season, and cost the owners about ten dolwas wakened by the foot-tread of the slave wholars each; and if it happened that the possessor waited on me. We took breakfast early, and wor- could not attend, he lent his tent to a friend. The shipped together, and then went to the camp-ground. poorer or less interested persons came in carriages, Here the subject of preaching was renewed, as it or tilted light wagons, which they used as beds. had been by my kind host on our way. But as Dr. Separate committees were appointed to preserve Rice had just arrived, and was expected to preach, order; to superintend the lights and fires; to reguI was strengthened in my resolution to remain late the use of the water-springs; and to arrange silent. I attended the service, but did not again for the religious services. For the last purpose, the occupy the stand. I felt as if I could not look on ministers present were the standing committee. By that people for the last time, and command my these means, and means such as these, strict order

When it was closed, I had some confi- was kept on the premises; and the temptation for dential conversation with Mr. Jeter. As the hour the disorderly was cut off." I saw nothing the whole of my departure pressed, I took hasty refreshments; time of indecent behavior, though many persons and begged to meet with the brethren in a final aci came evidently more from curiosity than from of prayer. We all knell—joined in one prayer, higher motives. With the single exception I have in one spirit-a prayer oflen too big for uiterance, named, I saw not an intemperate person; nor did I but always apprehended by sympathy. It is not for see either wine or spirits on the ground. There description.

was a man about half a mile distant, who had made The carriage waited for us. I entered it. Still a venture with a couple of barrels of distilled li. we knew not how to go on; and the friends clus- quor; but it must have been a bad speculation, for tered round it as though they would prevent ii. I never observed a single person near him. There were many spectators whom I did not know, Spiritual intemperance, 100, which is often a far but who were all interested. There were the bre greater evil on these occasions, was kept down by thren with whom I had had sweet fellowship. And the good sense and right feeling of the leading mithere, nearest of all, was my friend, Deacon Nor- nisters. On the merits of the particular methods I ris, true to the last. His first office was to deposite do not now speak; but, if they were to be adopted, ?wo fine melons in the carriage; and his next, to I know not that they could have been used with discharge the painful one of saying "Farewell." more moderation or better effect. That the anxious He took my hand in both his; looked up into my seat was too often tried; that there was a disposi. face with sorrow-spoke not a word-while the big tion sometimes to press it as a test; that the act of tear started in his eye, and coursed down his fur- passing among the people for the purpose of perrowed chceks. And so we left him-and so we left sonal persuasion had beiter have been aroided; and them-still gazing on us to the end. For myself, I that the ministers had done well if they had limited left the place as a place where God had been; and the services, and especially the continued singing, the people, as a people which God had blessed ! by which many young persons were doing them.

selves a double mischiet;-are opinions which I shall appear to have adopted in the preceding state

ment, and opinions which ought to be expressed to LETTER XVIII.

make it impartial and discriminative. But as a

whole, I never expect to meet with three men who MY DEAR FRIEND-The interest which, I doubt in such circumstances are more wisely disposed 10 not, you have felt in the previous account of the pursue the good, and to avoid the incidental era, meeting, will dispose you to inquire how it termi- ihan were those on whom rested the chief responnated. I am happy to be able, by a subsequent sibility of the meeting. None of their appeals were communication, to satisfy your wishes. My esteem- to blind or selfish passion. They assailed the heart, ed friend, Mr. Jeter, assures me that the seriousness indeed; but it was always through the understand and tenderness of the people remained to the last; ing. They relied not on manæuvre nor on sympaand disclosed themselves in very affecting forms on thy for success; they trusted in the light of Truth, parting. He thus writes:-"On Thursday morn-clothed by the power of the Spirit, to set the people ing our meeting closed. Eternity alone can dis- free, that they might be free indeed! close the results. We have ascertained that be- It is a question often propounded in America, as tween sixty and seventy professed conversion. well as here--Of what use are camp-meetings? With many of these I am personally acquainted ;| This is one of those questions which must be anand I have every reason that can be furnished to swered in submission to circumstances. There may regard them as sincere lovers of our Saviour Jesus be a state of things in which I should consider them Christ. The influence of the meeting on the com- as not only among the things useful, but the things munity is regarded as of the most delightful and necessary. In the newly settled parts, where the elevated kind. Infidelity has been compelled to inhabitants are so few, and are scattered over so shut her mouth; and vile blasphemers to acknow- large a surface, the ordinary means of worship and ledge the hand of God !"

instruction can for a time hardly be enjoved; and, Thus, then, I was supplied, at once, with a speci- in this interval, the camp-meeting seems an excel men of the three great religious peculiarities of this lent device for ihe gathering of the people. Under country; a camp-meeting, a protracted meeting, and such circumstances, the very fact of their being

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brought together, though it were not for religious day. He was, notwithstanding, a well-meaning purposes, would be a decided benefit; and if it and religious man. should be connected with some expressions of ex- On reaching my inn at Baltimore, I sat down at travagance which we could not approve, it is never the table d'hote, which was just ready, and partook theless not to be hastily condemned. We cannot of an excellent dinner. The middle of the day conceive the effect of being immured in the deep was very hot, and the large fans which I have beand solemn forest, month after month, with little or fore noticed were playing over your head; and the no intercourse with our brethren, nor of the power company were supplied with a profusion of iced fal moveinent of those social sympathies which milk, and iced water, and watermelon. It was a have been long pent up in the breast, and denied curious spectacle to see a gentleman, after dining exercise. But we can understand, that it is better heartily-most heartily-welcome half a melon on that they should be called into exercise occasional- a dish, and about eighteen inches long, and dispose ly, though violently, than that they should be allow- of all its good parts before your surprise was over. ed to pine away and die out; since, in the one case, Baltimore is a favorite city of inine, and has man would become a barbarous, gloomy, and selfish great advantages. Its noble bay I have noticed; it misanthrope; while, in the other, he would still be has, besides these waters, the rivers Pata psco, Pokept among social beings, and would be in readiness tomac, and Susquehannah, tributary to it. It has for better things.

also a run of rail-road of 300 miles, connecting it Much more than this is done where the sympa- with the Ohio; and it is the most central of all the thies are wedded to religious objects; and the good first-rate towns to the States generally. These adeffects bear even more on the future than the pre- vantages have contributed greatly to its advancesent. Where the camp-meeting is really wanted ment. It has now a population of 80,000 persons; and really useful, it interests a careless people in and is, therefore, the second city in the Union. their own moral and religious wants; and is the Like Boston, too, it stands on fine inclinations of natural and general forerunner, as the population land, which set off its various objects. The handthickens, of the school-house, the church, and all some curve and acclivity in the main street, give the appliances of civil life.

good first impression; and the more privaie dwellYou will now, perhaps, be prepared to quit the ings have an air of wealth and comfort on them. forest, and attend me on my journey. A missionary The churches cluster and crown the higher grounds student, who was about to go to the Burmese em- with great propriety; and there is, just finished, on pire, and my original friend, Mr. Jesse, whose kind the highest portion of them, a monument to Washoffices had been unremitted, attended me to the ington, which might grace any spot, and become boat: the former with the design of going on to the best of all that is good in this city picture. This Baltimore. We were just in time, and parted in city is styled the Monumental City, but somewhat haste. I was to remain in this conveyance through proudly and ridiculously. It has, I think, but two the night, and inost of the next day; but, as there monuments ar present. Of one, though much has was little company, and good accommodations, we been said of it, it is kind to observe silence; the were exposed to no inconvenience. The river now other will bear any praise that is reasonable, and expanded into grandeur, and the lovely scenes deserves it. It is a column running 160 feet from formed by the fine creeks opening into land are the ground; having a base fifty feet square, and a still present with me, though I must not detain you pedestal carrying a statue of the hero, fifteen feet on their account. Waking or sleeping, however, high. It is built of wbite marble; the statue is by the scenes which chiefly possessed me were those Causici; it cost 10,000 dollars, and the whole affair which I had lately witnessed.

not less than 209,000 dollars. It is mostly a copy of The next day we entered the Bay; and still new Trajan's Pillar; and, as a handsome column, is beauties were before us. It is among the finest wa- greatly superior to the Duke of York's in Regent ters of this country. The weather was very fa- street, and will compare with Melville's in Edinvorable; but the temperature continued high. It burgh. Few things can be executed in be ter taste. ranged, as it had done for the last week, from 86° There is much bustle in this place, directed both to 90°. As we passed onward, we took in several to business and amusement. Here were balloons passengers who were making their way to the city; about to ascend, and "Master B. was to accompany and they supplied some varieties of character and Mister D., by the express consent of his parents." manner. As I sat writing at a small table, part of Here was great rivalry with steamboats; and one, a melon stood before me, of which I had been par- in advertising his advantages to his passengers, taking. When I laid the knife down, a young man, promised to take them "free of dust and DIRT." of genteel but assuming appearance, came up, and Here were busy auctions; at which sharp Yankees took it to assist himself. Had he made any move- were practising on the softer natures of ihe South. ment towards me, he had been welcome; as it was, Here was trumpeted about, as the lion of the time, I remarked, that the melon was not for public use; a splendid museum, and a splendid moral picture and he laid the knife down and walked away. of Adam and Eve.' When it was lighted up for

Another person, of rougher aspect, had some the night, I went to see it. The museum was ra: suspicions that I had been at the camp.ground; and ther a show for children than any thing more; and he puzzled himself to know how he could best as- as for the moral picture, for the sake of the moralcertain this. He came nearer and nearer to me by ity as well as the taste of Baltimore, I can only degrees, till his confidence brought him to the table. hope it was quickly starved out. There were two or three small books lying on it. But there is another view of this subject, and it He took up one. It was a hymn book given me at saddens the heart. This place is, like Richmond, the meeting, and the minister who gave it had writ- a considerable mart for slaves. It is border ground, ten in it both his name and mine. This he thought and therefore desecrated by the worst circumstances a famous clew; and he began his insnaring gues- in slavery: the apprehension, punishment, and sale. ses. “This is yours?" he said. "Yes," was the I met in the papers at my hotel with the following: answer. "A present, I guess ?”. “It has that ap- among other notices of the kind :pearance,” I said. “Then you know Mr. and have been to the ground ?" Thus awkwardly,

"ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD. and, as some would say, rudely, did he contrive to “Run away from the subscriber, a negro man get a little chat about the camp-meeting, which, in named Abraham. Black complexion; 5 feet, 10 this region, constituted the principal news of the l inches high, straight, well made, likely faced, about

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34 years. Whoever will lodge the said fellow in Preacher. “Sinner, how awful, then, is your conBaltimore jail, shall receive 60 dollars, and all dition !" reasonable expenses.

Elder. “How awful!" “ THOMAS HILLAN." Preacher. “What reason for all to examine them

selves!" “For Sale

Elder. “Lord, help us to search our hearts !" "A black woman; 38 years. She is a first-rate Preacher. Could you have more motives? cook, and excellent house servant. Strictly honest, have done!" sober, and healthy. Apply to

Elder. “Thank God! Thank God for his holy "John Busk.” Word. Amen!" "Cash!

LETTER XIX. "And very liberal prices, will at all times be given for Slaves.

MY DEAR FRIEND—On the next morning early I “All communications will be promptly attended left for Philadelphia. I found a gentleman on board to, if left at Sinner's Hotel, or at the subscriber's who had crossed the Atlantic with us; and had residence, Gallow's Hill.

pleasant conversation with him, I noticed to him “The huuse is white.

ihe heavy fog which hung over the town and the "J. F. PURVIS & Co." waters. He remarked that it was somewhat com

mon at this period of the year; and that the banks What an apposition between deeds and names in of the river, though very beautiful and inviting for this instance. "The house is white;" alas, that it a residence, were unhealthy and dangerous. should be the only white thing in the business!

There was strong opposition on these waters beWhen returning from an excursion in the town tween the steamboats; and we inade a rapid and and some needful calls, I found a church open and pleasant run to Philadelphia. Here I naturally lighted. I desired to close the day in a quiet act of sought for Dr. Ely; his family were residing in the worship, and went in. My wishes were but poorly country, but I happened to find him in town.-gratified; but the service was somewhat remark- Through him, too, I met with Mr. Matheson, who able, and even more amusing than I desired. It had returned from Pennsylvania, and was seeking was a Methodist Church, of full size and commo- me. He had been on to New-York, and brought dious. There were not 100 persons present; and me packets of letters, which had been long due; the preacher, in both exercises, was feeble, and and which were like water to the thirsty ground. noisy, with good intentions. I was surprised to I had not received a foreign letter since the day ! find more of the peculiarities of this people here, left Buffalo; and this was really to be placed among in the Monumental City, than are sometimes to be my greatest privations. found in a sequestered village. There were not On the following morning we went on to Princeonly interruptions and exclamations in prayer, but ton, that we mighi spend the Sabbath there. We in singing and in the sermon also. With many, it were to have been received at Judge Byard's; but was a sort of chorus taken together; but there was found sickness in his family. Dr. Rice, who also one reverend old man, certainly a leader among expected us, gave us a cordial welcome. We felt the them, who spurned association, and literally kept more at home, as we had known each other through up a sort of recitative with the preacher. The fol- his brother, who was my friend and correspondent. lowing is an instance, which I could not help pre- It was no sooner known that we had arrived, than serving that night.

Professors Alexander, Miller, and Dodd, with other Having passed through the explanatory portion friends, very obligingly called on us; and throughof his discourse, the preacher paused, and then out our short stay, showed us the kindest attensaid:

tions. Preacher. "The duty here inferred is, 10 deny On the morning of the Sabbath I worshipped at ourselves."

the neological Institution, and Mr. Matheson Elder. God enable us to do it!"

preached for Dr. Rice. I understood that Dr. AlexPreacher. " It supposes that the carnal mind is ander was to preach to the students; he is much esenmiiy against God."

teemed as a preacher, and I was desirous of hearEller. "Ah, indeed, Lord, it is!"

ing him. The service was in the lecture-room; Preacher. "The very reverse of what God would there were from eighty to one hundred young men have us be !"

present. It was an interesting occasion. I was Elder. "God Almighty knows it's true!" glad to worship with a body of pious youth, who

Preacher. "How necessary, then, that God should were devoted to the ministration of the word of life; call on us to renounce every thing!"

and to have that worship led by so good and comElder. “God help us!"

petent a man as their revered tutor. Preacher. "Is it necessary for me to say more ?" I had declined preaching in the morning, on conElder. "No, oh no!"

dition of occupying the pulpit in Dr. Rice's church Picacher. "Have I not said enough ?"

at night. In the evening, therefore, I walked abroad Elder. “Oh yes--quite enough!

in the fields to meditate. In my way I passed by a Preacher. "I rejoice that God calls me to give up number of cottages, tenanted by colored people. every thing!"

The doors and windows were all open. In one of Eider. (clasping his hands.) “Yes, Lord, I would them, the father, with his wife and children sitting let it all go!"

around him, was reading with broken utterance, as Preacher. "You must give up all.”

if learning to read, by reading. I was desirous of Elder. “Yes-all!"

ascertaining what he was reading; and, as I passed Preacher. "Your pride !"

slowly along, I heard him utter the words "Show Elder. “My pride!"

us the Father, and it sufficeth us." I scarcely know Preacher. "Your envy!"

how it was, but the words from those lips were very Elder. “My envy!"

touching. The old man seemed like the represents Preacher. "Your covetousness !"

ative of his oppressed race, craving, in the midst Elder. “My covetousness !"

of their wrongs, only one thing, and that the noPreacher. "Your anger !"

blest. My ihoughts glanced spontaneously to Him Eider. “Yes, my anger!"

who is the common Father of us all; and I could

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