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For the Advocate and Guardian.


fellow who sat with folded hands in rapt atthis respect, that it does not require an admis- politic Japanese--but God takes care to fulfil

His own truth-the whole earth shall be filled tention at family worship, said one morning, sion fee; and also that its benefits are conforred on the sick and disabled, who there with His knowledge.

"I wish you would read the whole Bible find a home for life. Last year five of these And amid the desolations and sorrows of through in one day."

"How shall the young secure their hearts, beneficiaries were removed by death; the onr own day, in our beloved country, there is

And guard their lives from gin! youngest of these five was over 80 years of age. strong consolation in this, that the Bible is

Thy law the perfect rule imparts One old American woman, who was walking songht for salvation and comfort, with an in

To keep the conscience clean." about on crutches, apparently in excellent tensity of desire unequalled in any previous

1. health, informed me she was 79 years old, period of time. and had been twelve years in the Home. The bereaved and disappointed turn to it

THE PEN OF HEAVEN. There are three Directresses, besides the from all other streams of help. and lay their

The day grows yet more solemn. Its solemother officers, with a Board of Managers, from faith and confidence in God's own truth ; and nity reaches its highest point and culminates in whom are chosen a Visiting Committe. The rise again to the duties and privations before the momentous issue of judgment. It is the officers and Visiting Committee meet weekly them, renewed in divine strength.

day of God's settlement with a world that has in an upper room at the Institution reserved

Thy word, O God, can soothe my soul

had a long credit. It is the winding ap of this

When all is sad and torn within ; for that purpose—the same as our Committee

earth's bankrupt estate, and each man's individ

My loss in Thee I can recall, Room. These ladies are among the most

And hide beneath the cherubim.

ual interest. It is the closing of an open acwealthy and influential ladies of Albany, and

The soldier goes into battle with a promise count, that has been running on ever since the provide liberally for the wants of the Institufor his shield and an inward hope for his sal

fall. It is the day when the balance is struck tion. There are soveral domestics, besides the vation. We noticed in the Orinean war that

and our fate is heaven or hell; and by the matron, who is allowed the entire control. the Bible was a mighty Book there, and in the

manner in which we walked in these statutes, under the supervision of the ladies. train of that war the Bible went, and continues

and kept these judginents, and did them, our It is their purpose, if they can get an ap

to go, where it never was before in its divine destiny is determined. propriation of $5000, to add to it a sufficient and holy light. Our land was never before so

The most comninon action of life, its every amount to put up a commodions building, a

soaked with the blood of its sons. Sad, indeed, day, every hour is invested with a solemn granlittle out of Albany, where ground will be

the necessity for such severe retributive jus- deur when we think how they extend their donated; and then, my friend tells me, they tice.

issues into eternity. Our hands are now sowintend doing more for the young.

But we will assume also that in this terrible ing the seed for that great harvest. We shall O. M. BENEDIOT.

upheaving and loss, the Bible is now where it meet again all we are doing and have done. never before penetrated. Men have read the The graves shall give up their dead, and from Bible and been affected by its blessed truths,

the tombs of oblivion the past give up all that who would in no other circumstances have it holds in keeping to be witness for or against THE BIBLE AGE. looked into its sacred pages. Being divine, it

0! think of that, and in yonder hall of the “THE entrance of Thy words giveth light, and giveth un.

sliels light into the darkest nook where it is Inquisitions see what its effect on us should be ! derstanding to the simple."--David,

wedged, and it may be destroyed, but the Within those blood-stained walls, for those atroThe centuries of time have each had their power of its truth remains.

cious cruelties Rome has yet to answer, one is peculiar histories and heroes. Monsters of

“Thy word, Almighty Lord,

under examination. He has been assured that cruelty and oppression have appeared, one

Where'er it enters in,

nothing he reveals shall be written for the after another, and their names are left behind

Is sharper than a two-edged sword,

purpose of being used against him. While

To play the man of sin." as an odiuin on the human family. And set

making frank and ingenuous confessions, he

We have heard of a soldier who read his against these have been the famous reformers

suddenly stops. He is duinb-a mute. They Testament seven times through and was then and benefactors, who have adorned their day

ply bim with questions, fatter him-he anand generation, and their histories perfume all going the eighth timne its course. Many and

swers not a word. Danger makes the senses time after thein. Every one who does any. many a convalescent sits, or lies, poring over

quick; his ear has caught a sound; he listens, thing, however trifling, to unfetter the soul the sacred Book-it speaks to him,

it ties his tongue. An arras hangs beside him from guilt and sin, dves good. And whoever

“Thy book be my companion still;

and behind hiin he hears a pen running along lifts up his voice and influence against oppres

My joy Thy sayings to repeat,
Talk o'er the records of Thy will,

the pages. The truth flashes on him. Bohind sion and wrong, is a true benefactor, and God

And so arch the oracles divine,

that screen a scribe sits committing to the is with him. It is to the Bible that we are

Till every heartfelt word is mine,"

fatal page every word that he says, and he indebted for all true liberty-its spread among It in pires him with vigor of sonl, if vigor of shall meet it all again on the day of trial. the nations has always been attended with body is gone—it opens to him the pearly gate Ah! how solemn to think that there is such freedoin and li:ht, and so it is very reason- through Christ, as his eye becoines dim and a pen going in heaven, and entering upon the able that despots, whether in church or state, earthly interests are vanishing.

We really

books of judgment all we say or wish, all we should hate the Bible and its blessed independ- | think the Holy Spirit's influence attends the think or do. Would to God we heard it!

It is the Book of justice and right, it reading and study of the Bible in our day, in a What a check! and what a stimulus ! Are teaches and insists upon man doing as he would very peculiar manner. Christ Himself seems we about to sin, how strong a carb! If slow be done by, the exact rule of human right. No almost personally present, the Good Shepherd to duty, how sharp a spur! What a motive wonder, then, that they who hate the light, feeding His sheer. There is, even with ex- to pray for the blood that blots out the guilty hate the word of God. But we have at length periencel Christians, a love of the truth and past, and for such grace as in time to come come to an era in the history of our world, the understanding of it, deeper than

shall enable us to walk in God's statutes, to Bible age, when God's word does prevail and There is a turning away froin human writings keep his judgments and do them. “Knowing, will prevail. The impetus to its spread is di- and finding satisfaction only in the Book of therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade vine, and dare who will to stay its progress! God. L-ss dependence is Jail upon outward men.”—Guthrie. We venture to say it is triumphant in every teaching and more upon the unction from clime, and penetrates its unseen power among above. Col Himself is speaking to the world

God knows how to give his people graces and every tribe and tongue. We do not yet know in this day. Even children seem to be riveted

comforts, accommodated to the events that shall how it is working its way among the wary, 1 by hearing the word of God, as a dear little be, as well as those that are.



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Home for the Friendless, from May 10th to

May 25th, 1864. $20 entilles, the Donor to a Life-membership, and a copy of the

4. & G. for life.)


Brown's Patent Baby Tender, Or "MAGIC SPRING CRADLE," instantly converted into a sitting and Reclining Couch, Baby Jumper, Baby Horse, Baby Walker, High Chair, Nursery Clair, Ottoman and Hobby Horse, the whole designed to relieve mothers, comfort and amuse children, obviate the difficulties of the rocking motion, and sAVE THE EXPENSE OF A XURSE.

If mothers generally knew its great value in the care of children, they would deny themselves one meal a day-if necessary-to procure it

REFERENCE.-Supt. Home for the Friendless, 29th St. New York. For Hlustrated Circular, address

BROWN & Co., A83 Broadway, N. Y.

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Vt. Ladies' Benov. Soc. of the 14th Dist., Norwich... 3 50
Mrs Sandford, Shoreham, freight.

E. N. P., Charlotte..
Mass.--Isaac Dean, Spencertown, per Miss M. E. K.

10 00 Mrs B. Benedict, Mrs L. Faurey, Mrs J. B. Arnold

and Mrs J. F. Tobey $1 each. Mrs G. Easland, Mrs
A. Dobey, Miss B. French and Miss R. C. Lewis
1 78, West Stockbridge....

5 78 Donn.-Angeline, Durham Centre, for special case... 1 00 Friends, Cheshire, per Mrs E. J. Hotchkiss.

5 00 H.C. Avery, Jewett City...

100 Mrs Alfred Burdick, New Milford..

1 00 N. Y.-Mrs F. Knapp, Brooklyn..

50 Mrs Dayton, Harlem.....

75 Temperance Tobey, Smyrna..

2 00 Mrs Washington, Brooklyn..

1 00 A Subscriber, Milford...

15 A. M. C.. Ghent.....

10 Miss S. A. Stowe, Binghamton.

37 B. Getman, Fort Plain.....

50 Asa Dodge, Union Center.

1 00 Rosa G. Osborn, Smithfieid..

150 Susan Klock, East Homer...

1 00 Mrs N. S. Hopkins, Gener, freight.

70 Mrs T. M. Beach, East Otto.

5 Friendy, Spencertown..

1 00 Mrs Wm. Richards 82. Mrs W. Palmer 50c, Mrs

Haswell & MIS H. Hubbard 250 each, Paris HIIL. A Friend, Canaan Four Corners..

1 00 Mrs Gilbert Bascom, Southington.

2 00 N. Y. City.--Mrs John Adriance.....

5 00 A Friend, per Mrs Adriance...

1 00 Mrs Raymond and Mrs Downs, 60c each.

1 00 Mrs Withers..

1 00 Mrs Whiting.

200 Friends.

2 00 A Friend..

2 00 E. W. Loomis....

1 00 N. J.-Mrs Stickler, Orange.

1 00 Geo. W. Esten, Benton

5 00 Pa.-Myra Park, Athens.

1 35 Friends, Catasauqua and Hokendaqua, per Rev C. Earle

11 87 Amelia Niles, Bradford.

20 Va.-Wm. S. Fitch, Portsmouth.

1 00 Ohio.--Mrs Harvey Pike and M. A. Fuller, Nelson.. 2 50 A Friend, Bowhig Green.

50 Mrs G. W. Palmer 30c, her little Mary 20, Lafayette 75 Mrs H. S. Abbey and Nellie $1 each, Mrs E. S. White 50C, Akron....

2 00 Geo. A. Winslow 1.50h Regt., Co. A, Veteran Re

serves $1 and Willie Wise Winslow, an.don. $1,

2 00 Mich.-T. H. Wheeler, Grass Lake.

1 00 Wis.-A soldier in Camp Randall, Madison,

1 00 A Friend, Hudson ....

50 Mrs F, L. Pratt, White Wuter. Kansas.- Mrs Lydia M. Chace, Shawnee..

3 00 Oregon.--MTS L. A. Hasbrouck, Porriwd.

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.82,000,000 00 Assets, Ist January, 1664..

..3,286,270 33 Liabilities..

75,803 32 Insurance by this well-known Company on reasonable terms

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President.

A. F. WILMARTH, Vice-President. JOHN MOGEE, Secretary.

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Washington, July 8, 1863. SIR:

Yours of the 7th iust., with a copy of Advocate and Family Guardian, is received.

By the Act of 3d March, 1863, the postage on said paper is Six Cents a quarter when sent singly, but may be sent in puck ugesito oue address, at the rate of one cent for a paok. age not weighing over four ounces. You are referred to Lustruction No. 36, of the new law, which is berewith enclosed to you.

Your obedient Servant,

First Assistant P. M. General."

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The postage, however, must be paid by one party, either quarterly or yearly in advance. The Postmaster is not required to collect the postage of each subscriber, or to write thir names on the papers, but only to land them to the nifferent individuals after having beeu furnished with a list wlien the postage was paid.

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Mass.-Mattie Benedict, W. Stockbridge....
N. Y.-Ida Jolifle, Rockland Lake..

Lila V. North, Scarboro.
Laura and Anna Philips, Mellenville..
Ella Colvin, Lockport.
Alice C. Brown, Norwich
Contents of little Willie's saving's bank 38C, Morey

10c and Little Archie 06, York.
Fannie and Johmie, Charlton....
N, J.-Children in Montclair, per Mrs M. L. Hubbard
Pa.-Rittie Delle Molean, Laurenceville.

Coll. by Ama E. Picharris, Edenboxo. Ohio.-Buy, Lucy and Mattie 250 each, Milly, An

drew and Lulv ioc each, Jennie. Emma and Allie

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POSTAGE ON THIS PAPER. By the new law, the postage on single copies of the Art G. is now six cents a quarter, payable in advance, in all parts of the United States.

A package of four copies, which weighs 4 ounces, sent to *one d'ess, is subject to no more postage than a single copy, acording to Instruction 36, which Postmasters will please see.

From 3 to 8 copies, to one address, 12 cents a quarter.
From to 12 do


18 do do Anon, at the rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces or fruction thereof.


E. Bet

N. Y.-Jefferson, clothing, dried apples and maple sugar
from the Ladies' Society of the First Presb. Church,

ny, a from J. B.
Schenectatiy, fancy articles for Sales room from Mrs L.

Shuler. and Misses E. & R. Sanders.
Aurora, basted work from Mrs L. Beatty for Industrial

York, barrel of clothing, boots and shoes, dried fruit from

the Congregational Society.
Victor, box or quilts and clothing trom friends, one quilt

pieced by a little boy.
Norwich, basted work from Alice C. Brown.
N. Y. City.-Package from Mrs French,

Package of books for schools from Mrs Kelly.
Package of clothing from Mrs E.C. Benedict.
Sewing Machine, by subscription at Metropolitan Fair,

per Mrs Gabriel Kent.
Parcel of clothing from a friend.
Oranges and cake from Mrs Eaton.
2.caps from Mrs Pratt.
Parcel of clothing from Mrs Buchanan.
Faucy articles for Sales-room from Mrs Sprague.
Bonnet, cloak and cape from Mrs Bennett,
Parcel of clothing from Mrs Rotl.
Parcel of clothing from a friend.
1 dress & 2 packages of clothing from Mrs Parker Handy.

Package of clothing from Mrs Oliphant.
Pa.-North Springfield, box of clothing and fruit from Mrs

William Holiday, Mrs J. Brindle and MPs 8. H. Brindle.
Honesdale, bed-quilt from Mrs Casman.
Ohio.- Nelson, box of children's clothing and a crib-quilt

from Mrs M.O. Beardsley, dress and jacket and 5 quarts
of parched corn from Fannie.

Important Legacies have been lost to the Home through
informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those who
design to benefit the Institution by giving it a plaee in their
lust Will and Testament, that they would use the following:

I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian
Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in
the year 1819, the sum of $- to be applied for the Benefit
of the Home for the Friendless, or to other charitable uses
of said Society.

The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should
write Against their names, their place of residence, and state
that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator,
and in the presence of the testator and each other, and that
the testator declared to them that it was his or her last Will
and Testament.

Aims of the Am, Female Guardian Society.

Ist. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physi. cal and imoral, the children of want, bomelessness and sorrow, wherever "found, who may be committed to the Society in accordance with its Charter, and after a suitable probation in their institution, to learn to what they are best adapted, &c., to secure for them permanent country homes in Christian families.

2d. "To reach as many as possible of this same exposed class of children, who, though prevented by surrounding circumstances, from becoming Home beneficiaries as inmates, may, nevertheless, be withdrawn from the education of the city street, taught habits of indastry and propriety of conduct, the knowledge of the Bible, &c., and surrounded by influences that may be protective and saving.

(Several hundred of this class receive food, raiment, instruction and watch-care through the agency of the Society.)

3d. To afford a place and means of protection for destitute respectable young women, without employment, friends or home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation.

tth. To aid and encourage destitute American widows with small children, to avoid a separation as long as practicable, by furnishing apparel, bedding, etc., at discretion ; securing remunerative employment as far as it may be obtained, and also to admonish the unwary of the moral pitfalls that often abound in the pathway of the lowly.

5th. To use the Press to enlist the Public mind in behalf of the several classes and objects above named.

- The "Home," since it was established in 1847, has
sheltereti, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand
children and adults. It is sustained by charitable contribu-
tions, and is constantly needing donations of money, cloth-
lag, provisions, &c.

13 Packages, pot letters, should be marked:

29 E. 29TH ST.,

A. Chapman, (Healey's Espress, ) Pier 16, N. R.
A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office ad-
dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another
similar list sent by mail, stating when and how the package
was forwarded.

The only safe way of transmitting funds, is by draft, pay
able to Mrs. Sarah A. Sione, Treasurer.

To DONORS. --Small Packages, sent to the City by private hand, may be left at either of the following places :

North Bru's and Gillett, Com. Jerchants, Domestic Cotton Goods, &c., &c., 12 Murray St.

Jas. O. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.

In onler to receive the paper at the lowest rate of postage, it is necessary to take them, not.singly, but at least a copies: and so of clubs, they should be made up, if possible, of 8, 12, 10, 20 and so on.

Is an inducement to those who now receive it singly, to make up a small club of four or eight, the Ex. Com. propose to put the subscription price for four copies, to one address, ab 15 cents a year, and for eight copies, in the same way tal 60 centavear.

Trefl copies, and over, will be at the rate of 50C. a year.

At ofices where there are several single subscribers recriving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting together and having it in one prickage, to one address, it will makerintly nuduce the postage on each.

* The postage must be paid in advance, either quarterly or yearly, at the office where received.

A POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be discontinued, will please send the name of the P. O. as well as of the subscriber.


X. Y.-D, B. Goodwin, Waterville, to comp. L. M. of
his daughter, Maria L. (toodwin,

10 00
M. H. Thomas, 'Umon Springs, to comp. L. M..... 10 00
Ohio.-Miss Mary Houghton, Gustavus, to const.
herself a L.M....

20 00


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2. Will our friends, in sending on renewals of Clubs, always state in whose name they were taken, during 1863 The omission to do so, causes much confusion on our books.

CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

May 10th to May 25th, 1864.

Vt. Shoreham, a bag of dried apples from Mrs Sandford.
Conn.-East Granby package of quilts, clothing and dried

apples from Friends and chudren of the Cong. Church.

THE carrier of this paper, Mr. Jorx E. Lixe, is author-
ized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GUAB
DIARIÆnd also donations to the A. F. G. Soc. and Honio for
the Friendless.

The names cannot be put on papers taken in clube, without subjecting euch paper to full postage of 240 a year, and entiling a large additional expense on the pablishers

DIED, suddenly, on the 19th ult., of heart for our sins, and then with the consolations of EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE.

His Spirit, cheer and sustain our broken hearts. disease, Mrs. Ann Quarlas, of Kenosha, WisconThe gem sparkles in Heaven.--About three

Mrs. M. D. A. H. sin, aged 81 years. years ago our little Jessie was lent to us; to

The deceased had maintained a remarkable day the little clay casket sleeps in yonder

Dear Jadam,-Enclosed please find twenty- | degree of vigor and activity up to the day of graveyard, while the gern that filled it spark

five cents from "little Eddie,” earned by sleep- her death, and devoted much of her time to les in heaven. She was a very lovely, promising little girl; all who knew her could but love ing alone, the hint being taken from a sinilar performing works of kindness and benevolence

item in the column of children's responses. to those around hier. Her heart was alive to her, when her Saviour did. She had the as

W. O. F. the importance and interests of the cause of the surance of it, for a short time before her de

• friendless," as represented by the Fonale parture, she said, looking up into her papa's

First Offering. I am a little girl, seven years Guardian Society in the city of New York. face, “Jesus loves me, I want to go to heaven.”

old, living in Minois. Mamma takes the Advo- | Annually slie was seen in the self-denying As I cannot clothe that little form any more, and feeling that there are some promising des

cate and we all prize it very much. Papa told work, going from house to house, in order to

me if I woull do without butter one week, he titute little ones with you, I send you three

procure subscribers for the Advocate, to keep would give ine twenty-five cents. I have done dollars, which please use to feed and clothe the

up to a full number the club, to which a packso, and as it is the first money I ever earned, suffering. The blessing of afflicted and weep

age of the paper was sent many years addressand the inost I ever had at one time, I wish to ing parents goes with it, hoping it will be the

ed to this office; and always pleaded for the
send it to you for the benefit of the dear chil-
means in the hands of God of doing some good.

cause with Christian fidelity. She has gone to
MRS. J. E. J.
dren at the Home.

her rest, honored and respected by all who

MARY G. B knew her, and especially regretted by a large One talent improved. While reading in the

circle of relatives and by the church (Baptist)

A soldier's token of remembrance.—Enclosed is Advocate the piece entitled “God leads ine like

of which she had been many years a member one dollar from my son, W. H. C., now a soldier a tired child," I thought that I too, might say

and liberal supporter.

G. fighting for his country. In a recent letter he something in honor of Him whom I serve. I

Kenosha, April 30th, 1864. requested me to send you this sum in token of am one of Christ's "little ones," one of the his remembrance, and the pleasure he received

For the Advocate and Guardian. many who labor and suffer alternately, little in reading the Advocate which we send him.

ASPIRATIONS. known beyond their own home circle; yet I

A. D. C.

BEFORE the Mercy-seat I kneel, feel that He watches over ine as closely and

And breathe one earnest prayer tenderly as though there were no other person Dear little children of the Home.—I have

For love, that face to face revealed, living. The time has been, that I shrank from

Softens each cross and care. saved fifty pennies which I want to send you as the idea that He watched me all the while, but a token of iny love and good wishes. It is like

“What cannot be, love counts it done." since I have become reconciled to God a little drop of water in the ocean, but I hope

Grant me to love aright,

Grant me, this heaven on earth begun, through Christ, it gives me unspeakable satisit will not fail to do its own share of good.

This faith that asks not sight. faction. I love to read the Scriptures, especial

Yours, affectionately, A. W. L. ly such as, “ Cast thy burdes upon the Lord,

I do not ask for earthly love,
P. S. One dollar froin little W.'s grandma.

However blest it be,
and He shall sustain thee;" “ Coinmit thy ways
She always loved the little Home children when

But loving others, win the love unto Him, and He shall direct thy paths," for here, and now her love is perfected among the

Of erring hearts, to Thee. it seems as though they are for me, as much as little cherub band in heaven. She left us

I ask not, that the good and ill though they were spoken to ine. It has been April 30, 1964, aged 84. This trifle was found

of life, be set aside,

But where Thou wilt, to follow still & source of grief to me that I could not be in her basket.

Whese leads "the Crucified." more useful, but my Father knows what is best for me. If He saw best to lend me but A distant friend writes :

I ask not wealth, but what is mine

To give, as Thou hast given ; one talent, it is far better diligently to use that, I am always glad to see anti-slavery senti

And guided by the love divinethat to complain because He did not intrust

ments in the paper.
I have been expect-

To help the heavy-laden, me with five. I never expect to do some ing this conflict we now see, and calmly wait

I ask not fame, but memories left great deed, which will cause my name to be the result. God knows how to take care of

Of good to others done, handed down from generation to generation, the world and lie will do it. He has promised

Tbat haply, some sad heart bereft,

May heavenward be won. but would be glad if it inight truly be said of to hear the prayers of His oppressed children,

I ask aot that time's withering blight,
me, "She hath done wbat she could."
and He will answer in just that way that will

Be never felt-in friends, estranged.
V. most glorify Hinself and result in the greatest

But precious in Thy sight, till death,
good to mankind.

Mrs. E. J. H.

My heart may keep its youth unchanged. Fromorphans far away.Please accept $250,

My hand in Thine, close by Thy side, per Dr. Anderson, for the fatherless ones at the A strong motive. Dear Vadam, -Inclosed

When to the river's-brink I'm come, Home, from a family of little fatherless children ple:lse find two dollars which I send for the use

With child-like trust, I know my Guide
at the Sandwich Islands.
of “the little ones." I intend to send fifty

Will bring me safe, in gladness, home.
A SISTER IN SYMPATIY. cents a month hereafter. This is for the four
months that have passed since January. For

A Nation of mourners.Dear Madam, -

the sake of my darling, who needs no earthly Since I last wrote you, in cominon with t!.ou

$1 a year, (in advance to Single Subscribers.
care, and for His sake who has taken her to Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year.

sands of other fond mothers, I have been called
His arms, I want to add my mite, to help you

Twelve copies, fand over) to one address, 500 to give up my darling son, iny first born, my

Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those in your good work.

E. R. M. containing funds for the Society, should be addressed: only son. He fell at Murfreesboro, Tenn. We

29 E. 29th Street, trust he was ready; singing " Sunny Side," he

New York.
True sympathy.--Dear friend,-Enclosed

Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the went to the camp-fire--fell, and after two short please find two dollars to relieve a few wants Edditress of the Advocrite and Chuardian, 29 E. 29th St., New breaths, the spirit went to Him in whom he of some poor widow. May God abundantly Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, had often said was all bis trust. We are a

and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secretabless you in all your labors, is the earnest ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740. nation of mourners, may God give us repentance

Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line.
prayer of
A SOLDIER's Widow.

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"I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to helý him; – the cause that I knew not I searched out." --Job xxix. 12, 16.



Vol. XXX. No. 13.

NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1864.

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For the Advocate and Guardian.

On the sea of human woe,

Published, Semi-monthly, by the Executive Committee of the sion. Our Divine Master knew well our nature we should feel for them; how our task would

AMERICAN FEMALE GUARDIAN SOCIETY, at the House and its necessities, and has amply provided the be lightened, and our anxieties alleviated. But
of Industry and Home for the Friendless, 29 E. 29th St.
requisite stimulus.

this is a wicked world. * There is none that The mother finds trials in the wayward, self- doeth good, no, not one.” And to keep our

ish, perverse tendencies of the unrenewed beloved ones pure and unspotted from the evil
For Terms and Notices, gee Last Pages.
hearts of her children. How often she sighs, that surrounds them is difficult and trying in

the extreme.
“True, they are young, but there's a stone
Within the youngest breast."

But, oh, my sisters, my brothers, would you

In vain she pours out her words of warning know what is the greatest trial a mother can "CAST thy bread upon the waters, and thou shalt find it and entreaty, and tears of love and eager so

possibly have? It is the influence and examAfter many days."-ECCL. XI. 1.

licitude; the stone does not melt. Nothing ple of an ungodly, a sinning husband. Except CAST thy bread upon the waters, Teachings pure and true impart

can break it but the strong touch of the Holy in very few instances, there is no influence so To the youthful mind still plastic,

Ghost; but the burning fire of a Saviour's potent in the family as the father's. Althongh To the tender, youthful heart.

love; and until these indispensable and divine the mother may be positive and strong in her And though worldly gloss may cover,

agencies are brought to bear upon the heart, individual character, though she may wield the Early teachings for a time, Or the good seem wholly hidden

her faith and patience, her love and wisdom, | mighty influence of a spotless life, a meek 'Neath a dark career of crime; are sorely, sorely tried.

spirit and unceasing prayer, yet is it in the Yet the bread upon the waters

The mother finds trials in herself. She sees power of a worldly, selfish or unbelieving Ne'er shall sink beneath the tide;

what stores of grace and knowledge, of gentle- father to thwart her plans, to oppose her teachAfter many days thou'lt find it, E'en where stormy billows ride.

ness and sweetness, of forbearance and endur. ings, continually to pile difficulties in her path, Cast with lavish hand thy riches,

ance are needed in her own spirit, to enable and so to sicken her heart, discourage and

her to bear with the faults and follies of child weaken her energy, and wear out her hope and Lift the burdens from the needy, Gleams of happiness bestow.

hood, to understand the nature with which she her strength together. Fearful indeed is the Cast abroad thy store of blessings,

is dealing, and to apply to it the suitable tench- struggle between good and evil in such an illSoothe the hearts of those who mourn,

ings and discipline; to help her to set forth in assorted, inharmonious household. The mother Let a constant stream of kindness Gladden all the weak and worn. her own life a holy and spotless example for

ever building, the father pulling down; the Cast thy bread upon the waters,

her little flock, and then, having fulfilled the mother doing, the father undoing; the mother Thou shalt surely find again

necessary conditions of faithful labor and ear- with patient industry and her strong, loving E'en the tiny crumb thou scatterest,

nest prayer on her own part, to “be still, and heart trying to guide the precious craft against O'er the darkly rolling main.

see the calvation of God." And oh, what the current of a father's pride, severity and Though the waves seem black, engulfing, Still the bread will come to thee;

mother, whose eyes have been opened to see ungoverned passions. What can she do ? She Doubt not, faithless ones, the promise,

the greatness of the work committed to her cannot counsel with him, for he is fixed in his Did not God himself decree? hands, and her own needed qualifications for

own opinions and will. She cannot, with a May 30, 1864.

doing it, bas not groaned before the Lord hand hidden beneath the drapery of a wifely " with groanings that cannot be attered,” in love, seize and hold the reins of government; view of her own utter insufficiency.

for, lo, with a sudden impulse of passion or A MOTHER'S GREATEST TRIAL.

The mother finds trials in her social sur. caprice, he jerks the lines from her hold, and

roundings. Oh, she says to herself, if people drives irresistibly whithersoever he will. She MOTHERS have many trials. It is well they

were only good; if those with whom our chil- cannot reason, for he will not listen. have; for if life's way was one uninterrupted, dren must associate were all pure, high-minded, not even express an opinion, dropping it as a smooth plain of pleasant and easy duties, we

truthful, unselfish, how easy it would be to seed, with hope that it may chance to fall into should become careless and indolent, enervated bring up our children as we wish. If they saw

a fruitful spot, and bear the harvest she deand inefficient. We need trials to stimulate only good examples around them, if we were

sires; for he has no confidence in a woman's our energies, to goad on our selfish and easeloving natures, to drive us up to worthy ac

sure they would come in contact with no evil

, judgment.

if they wonld be exposed to no pernicious in- Poor, tried, heart-broken mother—what can complishment with the sharp point of compul-fluence to counteract our endeavors, how safe she do? One thing only—trust in God, and


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keep steadily on at her difficult, wearying I took his cold hand in mine, and spoke to him My youngest daughter has labored with me
work. There is one ray of hope, one star of of heaven. He had hid himself in the “ Cleft eighteen months in hospital. I hope to hear
promise beaming out in the calm, eternal sky, of the Rock. " There was no fear of death. from you again soon; I am going now to inquire
even for her. “If God be for us, who can be But it is hard to see noble men close their eyes about the young man you write about. I found
against us?” God is stronger than man. He so far from home and loved ones. He had a the boy and he is expecting his mother every
can direct and control events so that in the
wife in New-Hampshire-all unconscious of day.

end it shall appear that the most antagonistic the death-scene here in the Hospital, where

influences have furnished the strongest thread strangers stand around the narrow couch, and P.S. I forgot to tell you one of the nurses
in the fabric; that the greatest obstacles have close the eyes and drop the silent tear-then asked for oranges and lemons for the men.
proved the highest blessing; that the apparent turn to another who is perhaps unconscious Can you send me a box of each, and I will see
evil has wrought together for good. God can that the golden bowl is being broken at the to it that the men get them."
overrule, control, dispose not only outward fountain.

I know the author of this letter well. She
events and circumstances, but the inward

But, day after day, I witness these death- is the wife of Chaplain Ambler of the 67th workings of the heart, so that agencies which

scenes, so sad, so heart-rending. Sometimes I | Pennsylvania, now at the front with the Sixth seem most adverse, shall work His will, and feel that I must leave this place, and


where Army corps, whose communications have bring out a glorious result.

there are no sick and suffering soldiers. Then sometimes appeared in the columns of the
Then, mother, faint not. Believe God; be- again I say, If they could leave their good Intelligencer. Will any dealer in foreign fruits
lieve in His sympathy, His power and His faith- homes and friends to defend the flag I love give a box of lemons and a box of oranges for
fulness. He who has promised can perform. better than my life, why should I not give my the benefit of the starved men just out of
Is there no word of His upon which He has time and strength to make sick-beds more Libby Prison, and send word to the Publication
caused you to hope? Seize that as a strong tolerable. Yes, I will go, as long as I can. Rooms, 103 Fulton street, of such donations,
rope ; hold on to it, and it shall draw you up

How little do your people realize that it is and they shall be sent to this hospital at once.
to the full fruitage of your desire. Be assured, their blood that protects them. What a debt Or send money, and they shall be purchased
“though now for a season ye are in heaviness, of gratitude the homes of the North owe to and forwarded.
through manifold temptations, that the trial of

our army. It neder can be paid. Can we do The books spoken of above were the proceeds
your faith, being much more precious than of too much for these noble men? I can do but of twenty dollars given by the Second Reformed
gold that perisheth, though it be tried with little, yet that little shall be done, so long as Dutch Church in Freehold only a few Sabbaths
fire,” shall be “ found unto praise and honor my Father gives me health and strength. ago. They are already in the hands of the
and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”

Tuesday morning the flag of trace boat came. wounded, and sick, and starved, of the nation's
H. E. B. What a sight! Four hundred men came from defenders.
Libby prison. Every one was so feeble that

all had to be put into hospital.

Agent of Board of Publication for Army purposes.
have seen that sight your heart would have

For the Advocate and Guardian.
A RECENT number of the Christian Intelligencer contains

bled with anguish. Your tongue would cry
the following missive, written by one of the early and

* JESUS WEPT." warm friends of the Home, for many years a companion in

“How long, O Lord!” shall this unholy

our labors in its behalf, wherever her lot was cast. In a rebellion last! How long shall men starve in a

PITYING Jesus / sympathizing

With those sisters sad—bereaved,
personal interview enjoyed with her recently, she stated to land of plenty-for it is starvation alone that

With His precious tears baptizing
us similar and even more soul-harrowing particulars, rela-
made these men stagger like drunken men, and

Lazarus' memory-o'er him grieved.
tive to the sufferings of which she had for months been an
ear and eye witness. Her husband, whom many of our
reel as they tried to walk. You have no idea

Jesus wept ! tha Man of sorrows
readers will remember, in a letter of later date, writes : of the sight.

To the spell of human love “I had nearly four months' experience in Since the boat came, over twenty have died

Bowed His heart; such great love borrows

Glory but from God above.
Libby Prison, Richmond, and the larger part and gone to the grave. I should not be sur-

Jesus wept! O, lowly Saviour,
of my regiment were on that spot of ground | prised if three hundred of them are buried in

Thou couldst bid thy friend "arige ?" called Belle Island, and all of us suffered, less than a month. I do not see how they can

From the bonds of death deliver, almost unto death. But God delivered us in live. There is nothing to build on. There is

Yet earth's grief-drops filled thine eyes answer to prayer. A number of the poor nothing but skin and bones. Then the food

Ay, thy voice was more than mortal, fellows have since died of disease contracted they have eaten in Libby prison has entirely

For not all the loved of earth,

Could, from over death's dark portal,
there. Oh ! how my heart pities those poor
destroyed the coating of the stomach. I wish

Bid a "Lazarus, come forth!"
men who are still there, shut out from human you could see them. I know your heart
would feel for them. I have seen nine coffins

Jesus wept ! oh, heart that weepeth,
society, and nearly starved to death. I have

Lean thy griefs on Jesus' breast :
spend a great many sleepless nights thinking at one time lying side by side in the chapel.

"Lazarus is not dead, but sleepeth ;"
of their sufferings.
While I write the funeral drum is beating.

Even so thy loved ones rest.
Annapolis, Md., May, 1864. The saddest of all is, when we see them borne to

Blessed Jesus! week and lowly,
* *
* " You ask for some facts in my own the grave with the word “ unknown" written

To our sin-sick souls give peace;

Cleanse from all desires unholy, experience. Well, I will give you this week's on the coffin lid. This we see sometimes.

From the bonds of death releaso.
work. Sabbath day I went three times to St. They are so far gone they cannot tell who they

Hudson, Mich.
John's College Hospital to take something to are nor where they belong. But they have
the sick and wounded. A bottle of wine to nobly fallen in their country's cause, and if they

one man who had lost his leg in his country's loved Jesus, they have gone where there is no

mother does not know the value of the twilight ser vice. Something else to another, and yet starvation, prison, or death.

hour, when her children, tired of play, or interanother and so on. Thus the holy day passed Mr. Bingham, I thank you for the books.

rupted in their chosen amusements by the waning

light, are unconsciously attracted to her side by off, and I did not go to church at all. Monday They are already in the hospital, where they the cheerful fireside's glow? The day's boisterous morning I started again to distribute pocket- will be read by the men. 'I have never received mirth is subdued, and the troubles aud disappoint

ments of the day are softened or forgotten in this handkerchiefs, and such articles as I had in my a dollar in pay since you met me in that empty charmed bour. Motherly admonition is then possession.

house, but I often wish the Sanitary Commission more tenderly given, and more gently received; In one room lay a beautiful young man gasp

I assure you it

and the little secrets and confessions, which might

would send me some money.

shrink from daylight, are now confidingly poured ing, dying, far, far away from home and friends. would go to the sick and wounded soldiers. into the loving ear,

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