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such in kind, as friends have recently made in home every week, but of all the letters re- rulers of the nation ere long, and what the
Binghamton, (see page 1st,) but the achieve- ceived those from my mother are the dear- mothers now sow will then be reaped.
ment would leave a noble record to the in- est, for she is so good and gives me such

"A WONDERFUL thing is a seed

The one thing deathless forever! dastry and high purpose of woman in war good advice. A young man like myself

The one thing changelegs—utterly true-
time. Shall it not be done ?
knows not how dear his parents are, till sep. Forever old, and forerer new,

And fickle and faithless never.
arated from them; then he sees wherein he
has erred, and reviews his whole life.

Plant blessings, and blessings will bloom ;

Plant hate, and hate will grow ;
“I thank you for the books sent me, will

You can sow to-day-to-morrow shall bring

The blossom that proves what sort of thing
THERE are at the present time more than read them carefully and treasure up their

Is the seed, the seed you sow."
half a million soldiers in the army and navy, precepts. I have a couple of friends who
in hospitals and prison-houses, many of them would be happy to receive a letter from some
the sons of Christian mothers, who bear friend who sympathizes with those in the

THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED. them ever on their hearts before the Mercy army. Their names are

ABOUT three hundred and nine years since seat. How many prayers, offered with a “We have a very good chaplain here, who there were gathered, far over the sea, a com. depth of emotion that mothers only know, has services on the Sabbath that I am al. pany of sad hearts to witness a scene of have been witnessed by the recording angel. ways happy to attend. He has also a fine painful interest. Those, who in their child. What tearful solicitude has followed these library that the soldiers take much interest hood, were grouped statedly around the dosons in the camp and field, through the in reading."

mestic hearth, to study and recite “the cateweary march, and when sick or wounded,

We recognized in the names mentioned

chism," remember well the picture it contained stranger hands must minister to their necesabove that of one of our own Home boys,

of John Rogers, the martyr, with the "nine sities. And what a test has their experience and the prompting came at once to give to

small children " and their mother, who had been of filial love and gratitude !

followed him to the stake.
him and his companions-early left mother-
This train of thought is suggested by a
less—a column in our little sheet, ere long.

Here was a minister of Christ, honored and letter before us from a young soldier in a

beloved, like the great apostle, counting not military hospital, written to a stranger

The letter from which we copy the fore. his life dear compared with unswerving friend, who had sent him a note of inquiry going doubtless expresses what thousands of allegiance to truth and righteousness. An in behalf of a family seeking aid from the young men feel, who have been blessed with

hour had come when the tenderest ties earth Home, and elsewhere, and which it seems

early, faithful training by devoted Christian knows, must be severed, the keenest sufferhas elicited a personal correspondence. As

mothers. To be assured that these dear ings endured, or, he must deny his Lord. it may comfort some anxious mothers to ones are learning the value of maternal care

Strengthened from on high, he was enabled know how some sons feel when far away, and counsel, as they might not have learned

to stand up for Jesus even amid the flames. we insert a few paragraphs from this misexcept by the present fiery ordeal, must

Those who sympathized and those who sive. The writer says:

take some of the drege from the cup of pa persecuted, beheld the spectacle with feelings “You cannot imagine my feelings when

rental sorrow. Those conscious of Christian widely opposite. It was one never to be perusing your letter, for it seemed as though fidelity to their sons may surely be comfort- forgotten. The influence of the good man my own dear, good mother was giving me ed in view of the many saving agencies that

was not to perish with his ashes. His chil. a kind Providence has thrown around them,dren and children's children were to share a the same good advice, received from her al. most three long years ago, when I left pa

while far from friends and home; and es- legacy more precious than rubies. The day rents, home, friends and all, to go forth in

pecially in view of the cloud of prayer con- of the burning was dark and terrible, and we defence of our beloved country. Many are tinually ascending in their behalf.

may suppose that when that company sepathe letters I have received from her since, True, many will return no more, many rated, earth looked very dreary to surviving in all of which she counsels me to do the will live the victims of severe sufferings, but

right and shun the evil. I hope, if permit- not one will be forgotten of God. Not a The stream of time rushes on and on, till
ted to return home once more,

may tear of the bereaved will fall unnoticed by more than three hundred


gone by, good, pure and true as the day I left the Him who was a man of sorrows and ac- and now let us look in upon another gather. dear spot where I had always lived from a quainted with grief. Mothers have a mis. ing. In the town of Cornwall, Ct., a large child.

sion now of infinite moment. They have tent is spread, within which are met 125 of “There are many temptations in the ar. had a mission in the past which, had all in the lineal descendants of this same John my, and a soldier is beset on all sides by both sections of the land, discharged wisely Rogers. This scene, too, is impressive. Soevil influences. I wish you could have seen and well the Rebellion had not been. They cial cheer, prayer, and praise, reminiscences us few soldiers, here and there, gather have a mission in the future for which a preserved through the nine generations from around and ask the help of our Heavenly larger measure of divine wisdom and support the martyr, are rehearsed, relics exhibited Father, and beseech Him to guide us through is needed, than in the past. The husbands —such as a Bible printed in 1575, brought the coming storm, and if it were His and fathers on whom so many once leaned, over on the Mayflower by a grandson of the will that we should fall, that he would where are they? The arm once strong to good man, who was more willing to suffer take us to the home beyond the skies. You aid is nerveless, widowed mothers, multi- than to sin. asked about my relatives—I have a good plied as never before in the history of the The history of his descendants, so far as father and mother, brothers and sisters. My Republic, must look up for strength to fit traced, bears ample testimony that a blessing father has been a Sabbath-school superinten. | them for double duties. The little ones left rests upon the seed of the righteous to the dant over thirty-five years. I hear from to their training are to be the fathers and latest generation, and that the Lord will put

be as


those who honor Him by obedi. one expression of our desire to offer material

"SUCH AS I HAVE, GIVE I THEE.” ence to His precepts.

aid to those who are thrown by their husPassing events in our own land are strong support; but it is not of mere material aid bands' absence, upon their own efforts for

These words of Peter, to the lame man he

healed in Jesus' name, should be a lesson to us reminders of the age of martyrdom, sugges- that we would now write. Is there not here

all in our daily life. Such as we have, we are tive of a needs be for the spirit of the maran opening for woman's peculiar influence and

to give, and so doing we may give that which tyr, that if weighed in the balances, would effort ? The more one visits among the

is more precious than silver or gold. not be found wanting. Still to most of us laboring classes, the more, we think, will

Heap up treasures at a poor helpless cripthe lines have fallen in pleasant places, and they ever feel satisfied that pecuniary assist ple's feet, and say, “Take these, or take soundwe “have not yet resisted unto blood, striy. ance, however desirable, is not the only nor ness and strength of limbs," which would he

choose. frequently the greatest boon to be conferred. ing against sin."

Ask some unfortunate one whom But in the present case comfort, counsel, the you know, and see if he would not choose cheering, elevating influence of womanly health and vigor. The well man may think

sympathy and advice, are peculiarly needed. he would be willing to forego bealth for the AN IMPORTANT HOME FIELD.

The wives of our soldiers are left, sometimes treasures, but he knows not of what he affirms. A MEMBER of our Board, whose attention with sometimes without children, but de- The healed cripple to whom the above words has been specially called to the moral wants prived of the one companion and protector, were addressed, was not satisfied to go walking

in whom their social instincts, as well as their and exposures of some of the families of sol

into the teinple, he went in leaping also, at the diers belonging to the "rank and file,” gives left, are young, pleasing, alone, unfriended, wifely affections centre. Many of these, thus same time words of praise and thanksgiving

gushed from his lips, as he tried and proved expression to her views in the following arti- and struggling for their daily living, while

his new-found powers. Do you think he was cle, more particularly suited to the meridian scarce knowing how to procure it. Though

found asking alms again ? I can but think he of cities. The poor and the worthy of this not unused to toil, they have been accustom

was ever after too grateful for the power to earn class are certainly entitled to the sympathy ed chiefly to that common to wives and mo

his daily bread to sit patiently down and ask and aid of their own sex.

thers at home, whose husbands' daily efforts And those who

for charity. may be unworthy, tempted, or exposed, should supplied the means necessary to keep the pot

There are cripples all about us, crippled boiling. Now, called upon for unusual exersurely not be overlooked. There is a home- tion, they are at the same moment deprived shall we best help them ? Till we can do some

bodies, crippled minds, crippled souls. How field among these that might employ wisely of their husbands' society and influence.

Whatever may “Woman's Christian Commission," and we

be the drawbacks too often

thing better, we must give them alms. They

walk our streets, they hide in tenement houses, are not sure that such a link may not still be

attending the tie, it cannot be doubted that
its general tendency was to promote the

they are in our alms-houses, hospitals, prisons, wanting in the chain of Christian charities happiness and purity of home. This influence

and various reformatory institutions. Now, if woven by the war. While it shall be found

is now withdrawn, and can it be questioned while thus sustained by the community, soine of lacking, will not the bands of laborers con- whether the influence of Christian women

Christ's disciples passing by, shall, in the naine nected with every Home for the Friendless, cannot here find a wide sphere for its most

of Jesus bid them rise up and walk, and give do what they can to supply its place? fitting exercise ?

them their right hand to raise them upon their To visit, to counsel, to pray with those of hitherto unused feet, and Christ shall own and TIMELY SUGGESTIONS.

her own sex thus left alone in this great city accept the effort made to relieve a brother in WHILE our brave soldiers are freely peril- to write for them, if they desire it, loving affliction, because of the faith of his follower, ing their lives in the field, our hearts yearn words to the absent husband and father, the most priceless gift will have been bestowed for some way of showing our gratitude to

surely would be woman's appropriate work, upon the lame one, and as he goes on his way them. But most of us are debarred from

and perhaps repay her debt to the brave de- it will be with bounding steps and grateful active, personal service in caring for the sick fenders of our country, as fully as though her songs. or wounded, and the labors we can render at

feet sought, for his sake, the hospital and the home seem very inadequate expressions of

camp, and her own hands bathed his wounds the interest we feel. But are those labors or prepared the food for his exhausted frame.

ONE EVENING'S LESSONS. necessarily limited to the use of the needle,

Recent visiting among the poor has led to the arranging of fairs, or even the sending

this conviction, and I now entreat those of It was a chilly evening, and a group of ladies on of varied necessaries or luxuries through my own sex who can do so, to give special bad gathered around the fire in the cabin of the Christian or Sanitary Commissions? Can

interest and personal attention to the claims one of the palatial steamboats that ply between nothing else be done, perhaps even more of the soldier's wife. If in the Sabbath-school

this city and Albany. “I have a son in the nagrateful to the soldier's heart? Can no inbe seen, more or less frequently, one whose

vy,” said an old lady addressing the stranger fluence be exerted in behalf of the beloved father as gone to the war, let the home of

who sat beside her. "My nephew has come ones left behind, to keep his home such as that scholar be visited, the mother of that

home from the army, where he has been three he would wish to behold it on his return ? | child be sympathized with; for 'tis not money, years, but I don't think he'll be content to stay; Can nothing more be done for soldiers' wives?

alone that is needed, but womanly counsel I allude now of course to those whose hus

I'm pretty sure he'll re-enlist,” responded the and influence; words such as a Christian bands form the rank and file of our army, and woman alone is fitted to speak to the uu- stranger. "I have a son and two brothers in the

army," said a younger woman.

“My son's who are dependent for life's daily comforts guarded

, bereaved and exposed of her own upon the stalwart arm once wielded in their

time was out yesterday and I expect him home sex, and in speaking which she may do someservice alone, but now upholding our coun- what toward keeping bright and blessed the

this week. He wanted to re-enlist, but I told try's flag upon the bloody battle-field. There home of the absent soldier even now peril

him I didn't want him to, I didn't give my conthese men now suffer and bleed for us, un- ing life for us and our country.

sent to his enlisting three years ago, though I

J. W. cheered by the voice of fame, unknown and

didn't forbid it, I'm not sorry now he went, for unnamed, save in the general, oft-repeated

he has been kept from sickness and wounds all record, “The troops did nobly,” “Our men AFFLICTION is the only blessing that the Lord gives with. the time. He has written to me every week all fought most gallantly,” etc.

We are not

out requiring us to ask for it. And He gives it as a special
token of His love.Bridges.

regular, and after every battle he was sure to forgetful of our obligations nor unwilling to

as soon as possible." " My brother,"said another,

In all our temporal concerns, God decides our successes manifest it by deeds. The Relief Fund is or disappointments, -Jay.

“ enlisted after the Bull Run, and I was glad

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and proud that he was ready to do so in that herself, saying, “Here's a health and a greeting very fond of his teacher, also attends the Sun-
day of gloom, when men's hearts seemed failing to America. God bless my boy's new father- day-school.
them for fear, though I regretted keenly that the land !” “God bless it,” replied the Consul, Called to see the poor broken-wristed widow,
necessity for such sacrifice seemed laid upon "and Switzerland too!" The old woman Mrs. R., and learned from her daughter that
our noblest and dearest ones."

thanked hiin, with tears in her eyes, and went she had fallen a victim to diphtheria, and passed
“I have tlıree sons in the army,"added a quiet away, leaving “Hiery's cup” and the Alpine away like a babe falling asleep.
woman who had been attracted into the circle blossoms behind her.

Mrs. B., a nice, tidy woman, was anxions to by the words passing from lip to lip. “The An American lady, residing in Zurich- get her youngest child taken care of for the youngest isn't eighteen yet. My second boy Mary H. C. Booth-wrote the following lines, winter, to enable her to go out to work; her was sick in the hospital and I went on to take and placed them in the cup:

eldest children attend school. We promised
care of him, The doctors said that saved his It isn't much, Herr Consul, that I have brought to-day, to bring her case before the committee.

But you're welcome to the little as the flowers of May;
“My brother was killed in battle," said
There isn't much upon the Alps except the pines and flowers,

Visited Mrs. S., who has four children in her the colored chambermaid. “His was a hard The sunshine and the sparkling dew, and all the singing family, two her own, two her dead sister's. Her

case ; he left a wife and seven children.”
But I couldn't catch the sunshine nor bottle up the dew,

husband started, before the war, for Chili, and We have often thought of that pleasant even- And the pine-nuts on the Alpine hills are not for such as you ; she has heard nothing from him since he left.

And so I've brought the blogsoms that bloom upon the hills, ing since; of the patriotism that flowed from

And open on the gunny banks beside the glacier rills. Her wants, we regretted to tell her, we could the tongues, and glowed in the eyes, and knit If you think it worth the sending, I shall indeed be glad ; not supply, our Dorcas-room being empty. We together the hearts of those loyal women, all

There may be one who'll buy them-perhaps a Switzer lad.
My boy is in America-you may have seen him there;

shall call again.
of whom had had some representative son,
You'd know him by his mountain tone, and by his golden

Went to look for a returned soldier, who has

brother or relative in the host now battling
His voice is like an Alpine horn, so clear its crystal notes,

lost the use of his arm, and lives with his for the Union.

'Twas like the music of a song to hear him call his goats; needy, widowed mother. At the outbreak of

The boy was gentle as a kid, and yet as full of fire
The colored woman happenel to be the only
And dauntless as that royal bírd, the Alpine Lammergeir.

the rebellion he left a clerkship of $1200 per one whose near kindred's life's blood had been

It isn't much, Herr Consul, that such as I can bring, annum, left all, to defend the glorious stars and shed in the good cause. Two hundred thou

But here is Hiery's wine-cup, a little, simple thing-
A Switzer wine-cup, fragrant still with all the sweet per-

stripes, so a trustworthy gentleman told us. sand more black men, our President says, are


But the wrong number had been given us, and Of violets and forget-me-nots, and choicest Alpine blooms. now in the field, periling their lives for its

our search was in vain. We wait to see our
So take the cup, Herr Consul, and take the Alpine flowers,
sake. Will the American people vote to thrast For they may mind some Switzer lad of the happy by gone friend, who will rectify his mistake.

them and their race back into involuntary ser-
Fill up the little Switzer cup with sparkling Switzer wie | *

Some children's clothing having been given vitudo? We do not believe they are capable A high health to America, the country of the free!

us by a lady, for Mrs. M., we went to carry of such injustice and inhumanity.

* Wie-a Swiss peasant's word for wine.

the articles to her. Poor woman, she wept · Ladies, what has that man done, that he

for joy. She was not well, having a terrible should be voted for?” was the chambermaid's

cough. Her work in furs is stopped for the

emphatic inquiry in regard to one of the can-
didates for the Presidency. Her heart was in A POOR widow, with three children, living in
her words, for she knew under whose rule only

St., wished to be visited. Found things sired counsel and aid. Visited them, as directshe might hope for the rights common to all as she represented them. She was making ed, and found them in a humble, clean dwellhumanity; the right to labor for whom she canton flannel shirts at six shillings a dozen. ing. Their case is that of many we are meeting pleased, and to dispose of her earnings as she Wished to place her youngest child in the weekly ; persons in comfortable circumstances liked ; the right to her own children, and to Home during the winter.

and well educated, making changes at the educate and train them as she thought best. Visited Mrs. O., the person so severely in- wrong time. The only son, inflamed with a

With the compromising constitution of the jured by the rioters last year. Her little boy, passion for arms, (nine of his mother's family
United States before their eyes, in time of who has been for some time at St. Luke's Hos- being in the British service,) it is not to be
peace, many said, “We will not meddle with
pital, under treatment for a white swelling,

wondered at, determined to come to America, the patriarchal institution;" but when, in vio- wanted a pair of crutches. Gave her money

to join the contest for liberty. Instead of lation of the constitution, that institution sought to purchase some for him. This is a sad case,

quietly letting him come with a “God speed," to rend asunder the Union, common-sense dic- a mother starving her little ones to keep them the family became uprooted and left their tated and humanity plead, “Let slavery die, with her, hoping they may see better days. home for this country, taking up their resithat our glorious republic may live forever, Mrs. 0. we found needy, wanting baby-linen.

dence in Troy. Their acclimation was terribly one and inseparable, and above reproach." Were sorry there was none in the Dorcas-room

The father lost his life, the daughter Such, we believe, will be the verdict of this to give her.

lay ill for months, and at present they do not great nation, this autumn.

Sought all day for a case which had been know whether the son in the army is dead or given us, and at last found a poor, sad-looking alive. We saw his carte-de-visite; he is a finewoman, Mrs. M., with four children, half-clad, looking man in sergeant's uniform.

and all ill with whooping-cough. They had They showed us likenesses also of several A SWISS MOTHER'S GIFT TO THE NEW

not tasted food that day. We gave her ten other friends in the old country, and excellent YORK SANITARY FAIR.

cents for a loaf of bread, which she procured letters from them, encouraging them to return A LETTER from Switzerland contains the and divided among the little ones. Her bus- from exile. The husband of the daughter has following:

band deserted her two years ago, she tries to found employment in a ship chandlery at a Perhaps the most touching offering is that make a living by sewing furs. Inquired con- low salary, and should some ladies who have given by an Alpine peasant woman; a tiny cerning her character in the house, found it encouraged the mother to hope for a situation book of pressed Alpine flowers, together with good. They said she often sewed till midnight. as a teacher through their agency, make that a simple wooden wine-cup, that formerly be- Poor woman, she suffers much from a bronchial hope a reality, their skies will brighten. Such longed to her son, now a soldier in the Union affection. We promised to make exertions for cases as this make us thank our Heavenly Faarmy. On presenting the book and cup, the her among our friends.

ther that there is a Home for the Friendless. good old peasant woman took a bottle of Our Holland friend, Mrs. P., we found suffer

In a humble room, in – St., found Mrs. Switzer wine from her pocket, and filling the ing intensely from inflammatory rheumatism. B., who says that for two years, in her schooloup, presented it to the Consul, and then drank Her boy is in one of the Home schools and i girl days, she lived under the same roof with

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Pestalozzi, in Switzerland. Later in life she


Christian woman, and through the exertion of forfeited the favor of her brothers by refusing

some friends, have succeeded in procuring her to marry a rich man whom they approved, but

a situation, the duties of which she will enter she did not love. Coming to this country, for

Friday, 9th. Nothing of special interest

upon in a few days. She is a well-educated several years she taught French and music in a

occurred to-day. A number of applications woman and a Protestant. well-known female seminary, at a salary of for servants, also young women wishing em- A number of applicants, both adults and $1500 a year, and board, &c. Then, in 1843, ployment. Several visitors went through the children, have been received when the Com. she was married to one to whom she could give building, expressing much gratification at what were absent-one, a child of tender years, resheart as well as hand, and for a while Provithey saw.

cued from the den of the spoiler--another, a denoe smiled upon them. But reverses and Wednesday, 14th. Found our way to the bright little prattler, who had known only death at last visited their home, and she was Home. The first case presented a young neglect and want—another, trained in the left a widow, with three children. She bas English woman who had been in this country Sunday-school, came in her orphanage and strugdled bravely with adversity, and we be- four months. She was destitute of friends and homelessness, to this refuge of the friendless, lieve brighter days are soon to dawn upon her,

means; she was induced to come to this coun- and found here friends and needed care. Durthrough the agency of Christian friends who try by things being represented very different ing the month the institution has been full to have become much interested in her case. from what they really are. She was disap- overflowing. Mrs. P., the mother of seven children, the

pointed and now wishes to return home; does eldest fifteen years of age, was very glad to ac

not ask charity, but is willing to do anything cept our proposition to have her daughter, 13 by which she can earn the means to take her

JOTTINGS. years old, go to live with a good family in the

home. We succeeded in getting a place for country till she is eighteen. Had been in this

HAVE spent nearly all the time this week her in a respectable family.

visiting among the people of our mission. country only a year, and having at home al- Two ladies, patrons of the institution, visited

Their extreme poverty and surroundings are ways been used to the green fields and freedom the Home and distributed cakes and peaches to such that they need encouragement to keep of country-life, she and the children find it the children in the nursery. Other itens of them in the right way. Have secured, through hard to become accustomed to being confined interest presented themselves to our notice.

the Home, places in the country for two halt

orphans. It is a great relief to me to feel that to one or two rooms, as people are in tenement- A young lady called to give information of a

these little girls are to be shieided from the houses in the city. She does not like to have young girl who was living with her step-mo

vices and temptations of this wicked city. the children play in the yard or on the street,

ther, who was very unkind and had in several Found Mrs. T. very feeble ; fear she is in they hear such bad language. To the ques

instances abused her in a terrible manner. the last stages of consumption. She has lived tion, “ Are you a Protestant?" she replied, The girl being laine, she could not make her- in my district about six months. Has never * Yes, ma'am, and I hope a Christian, too.” self as useful as she otherwise would have

been able to attend our chapel, but has been

to our little afternoon prayer-meetings in the We find that thoughtful mothers, who by done, and the inhuman mother would beat

neighborhood where she lives. Thinks she has straitened circumstances, are compelled to live

her most unmercifully. We received her at passed from death unto life, and, so far as I in tenement-houses, are often desirous of getthe Home.

can judge from her language, I do hope she has. ting their children away from city snares. The Friday, 16th. A young girl of seventeen

Was sent for to visit Mrs. P., a violent skep

tic. I met with her some months since when prospect of their being in quiet Christian was received, who was bronght to the Home looking for a poor widow. She then said so homes, comparatively out of the reach of tem- by a policeman, requesting us to keep her for

much against Christianity and Christians genptation, is pleasing to them, and though they a few days. She said her father and mother erally, that I left her without offering her a naturally shrink from placing them with had lived in California, they inoved to St. tract or attempting to argue with her; (she is strangers, regard for the children's bighest Johnsburg. There her niother died, she has an educated woman, and has evidently been welfare, and necessity, too, constrains them to been living several years in Boston, she went bright-eyed little boys, I could not forbear

in better circumstances) but seeing her two accept the proposal to find such homes for back to St. Johnsburg to visit her friends. Her giving them each a little book, published by them. Then, if we hear of families where a trunks were stolen, her father residing in New the Tract Society. I did it, however, with pair of young feet are wanted to save many York, she concluded to come here. While in fear and trembling, lest she should forbid their weary steps for older ones; or young hands the cars her pocket-book was stolen containing receiving them. I was quite surprised when are wanted to tend some little one; or bright all the money she had, also her father's ad- sent for to visit her. The Lord has laid His eyes and a smiling face are wanted to light up dress, and she was left destitute.

hand heavily upon her; her little boy has had

his limb badly mangled by being run over by the house, whence some cherished one has Wednesday, 21st. A


a rail-car. After telling me her troubles, she gone, and are assured kind care and training morning in a very destitute condition, she had

said: “That boy asks me some very strange will be given “heartily as unto the Lord, and been in the city four months, came, expecting questions, and will insist upon having that not unto men,” we are grateful, as well as the to better her condition ; was disappointed in book” (pointing to the Bible, which was lying mothers, and we think of Lowell's truthful this, had parted with whatever she could at the head of his bed) “ to read; a book that words in his poem of Sir Launfal.

has never been read much by any of our famand when everything was gone, she apspare,

ily." As I took my seat by the side of his “Who gives himself with his alms, feeds three, plied to the Christian Alliance. Mr. G. had

bed, and looked upon his sweet face, and Himself, his hungering neighbor and me."

assisted her and finally sent her to us. Your heard his gentle words, I mentally prayed that There are mothers who dislike to give up committee listened to her story and assisted he might be her teacher. I gave him a little their children or to " bind then out," who yet her temporarily. We learned she had been in Testament, as the Bible was too large for him to

handle with ease. He seemed much pleased, gladly consent to place them in good families this country some two years, was born in Lonuntil they are eighteen, on condition that they don, had lived in Dublin, had been in saying, “ This has got about the good Shep

herd, has it not ?" receive board and clothing, and attend school comfortable circumstances.

A woman came to the prayer-meeting, last part of the year, in exchange for their services. Albany, and had brought good credentials evening, bringing with her one of the neigh

The kind people of a quiet village, not many from persons living there, as to character bors, who, she said, bad a sick boy that she hours' ride from the city, have, during the past and honesty ; her only crime being poverty. would like to have me visit and talk with. I few months, received several such children into She brought a letter from Rev. Mr. G, of the

called this morning, and found a little boy, their families, thus providing themselves with

about ten years of age, wasting away with a Ohristian Alliance. We have conferred disease that will probably terminate his life help, and at the same time relieving overbur- with that gentleman in regard to the case and before long. Found that he had been to var dened mothers.

have every reason to believe her a worthy school a few times, and seemed to have some


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Mrs M. E. Squires..

Mrs J, H. Halsted..
N. J.-From "Christ's Lambs,” Infant Class of Sab-

bath-school, Montclair, motto of class, “Feed my

Lambs," per Mr J. M. Hubbard.
Pa.-W. S. Fitch, Guy's Mills........................

Emma Greenawait, Lebanon.
Ohio.-Sarah Cherry, Marysville.

Mrs N. 50c and Miss H. L. Nettleton 25c, Medina...
Geo. H. Webb, Rome......

Mrs R. B. Holton, Oberlin...
Mich.-0. S. Fassett, Hillsdale..

Mrs Lucina Briggs $2, James Billing $1,Schooleraft.
Wis.-G. W. Treat, Springfield...
11.-M. S. Buckman, Delavan...
Iowa.-Mrs T. Fisher, Clinton....

Ella Davison, Davenport..

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.$2,000,000 00 Assets, ist January, 1864.

.3,286,270 33 Fiabilities..

75.803 32 This Company insures against loss or damage by FIRE and the risks of INLAND NAVIGATION and TRANS PORTATION, on favorable terms. Losses equitably ad justed and promptly paid.

CHAS. J. MARTIN, President,

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

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idea of a future world, but felt that he was not prepared for death, and looked the picture of despair. I tried to direct him to the Saviour, read and prayed with him. Was about to leave him some little books, but found that neither he nor his mother could read, How dark and cheerless that home must be. The family consists of a mother and three children. The father, having left them a year since to go to California, has not been heard from since his departure. They are poor in every sense of the word.

More than a year since, I found a young mother with three children, the youngest an infant of six weeks old. She said she had been married twice. Her oldest daughter was nine years of age, the next seven; neither of them had ever been to school. She professed to be anxious that the children should attend both the day and Sabbath-school. With the help of friends, I procured clothing for the little girls, but they were not sent to schoal. I called for them again and again, but could not get them into school. They removed froin place to place, and I followed them, hoping to rescue the little girls, for I have reason to believe their mother is a vile woman. Last winter, was told that the children were frequently locked up in the basement, without food or fire. I tried to persuade her to let me take the children to the Home, where they would be taken care of, but she would not be persuaded. The babe died during the winter, from sheer neglect. Again I tried to induce her to let the children go to the Home, but it was of no use. At last I succeeded in getting them into one of the Home schools. Oh, how my heart aches for the poor children of this city who are far worse than orphaned.

Called again to see Mrs. T., who is evidently near her end, but seems perfectly calm in view of death. Her husband is in the army; she is anxious to have him come home, that they may make arrangements about their little ones before she dies.


MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, About 6 feet square, with a large amount of valuable statistical and other information, based on the last Census, and the Counties, &c., distinctly designated Can be sent by express. Price $8 Address, Advocate and Guardian Ohce, 29 East 29th St.


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Conn.-Clara Hopley, Windham, silver..........
N. Y.-Clifford and Frankie Skinner, Harmony......

Anna Green, Afton.....

Lucy Burnell, Miller's Place..
N. Y. City.-Jemima James....
Ohio.-Nellie Abbey, a birthday offering, Akron......
Elmira M., Sarah E., Walter T., Reuben H., Levi

M. and Willie M. Hartley, Priscilla J. and Jo-
seph C. Morris, Eva Wilford, Sammie and Lenese
Keese, Thomas Gisell, Willie Sharpless, David
Heacock, T. E. Bunker and M. A. Millegan, per
Joseph Morris. Cardington..........
Mary Disbrow, New London...
Iowa.-Walter and Wallace Forbes and the little

brother that died, ea, a birthday dime, Millersburg
Lillie Bandey and Flora Cox, à birthday dime for

each and 1 20 earned picking hops, also a dime for

little Charlie, Davenport.......
Oregon.-A Friend 25C, Agnes and Geneva 250,


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TAKE THE PLACE OF A HIRED NURSE. Ornamental, compact, strong and durable, The wonder and admiration of pareats and the delight of children.

MR. ANGELL, Gen. Agent of the A. F. G. S., after using it in his family for more than two years, says, " If mothers generally knew the great value of the Baby-tender in the care of children they would deny themselves one meal a day (if necessary) to procure it."

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Me.-Mrs Caroline E. Williams, Gorham, to comp.

L. M. of hear daughter, Miss Lizzie J. Williams... 15 00
Conn-Henry D. Ha ey, Farmington, to complete
the L, M. of Miss Lydia M. Hawley.

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Mrs A. D. Judd, New Haven, 2d payt, on L. M.......

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N. Y.-Mrs R. P. R. Camp, Evans, to complete L. M. 5 00
Ohio.-C. C. Spooner 3 50, other friends, Pittsfield $2,
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CLOTHING, PROVISIONS, &c., received from

September 25th October 10th, 1864.

Home for the Friendless, from September 25th to Conn.-West Norwalk, package of clothing from F. A.
October 10th, 1864.


N. Y.-Vernon, package of clothing from Miss Stewart.
$20 entilles the Donor to a Life-
membership, and a copy of the

Covington, box of quilts and clothing from a few friends,
A. & G. for life.)

per Elen P. Deyo.

N. Y. City.-4 boxes of grapes from Alfred Edwards,

A calico bed-quilt pieced and presented by Jemima

James, aged five and a half years. N. H.-Mrs Anna Wallace, Franconia......

75 Vt.-A Friend, Shoreham $1, for her father, deceased $1

2 00 Mrs L. and Sarah J. Rugg $1 each, Louisa A. Rugg

Important Legacies have been lost to the Home throngh $2, Thetford...

4 00 informality. It is therefore earnestly requested of those who

design to benefit the Institution by giving it a place in their Mass.-Mrs F. F. Hastings, Newton Corner........ 1 50

last Wull and Testament, that they would use the following: Conn.-Friends, Waterbury.

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FORM OF A BEQUEST. Mrs H. S. Stevens, Clinton..

1 00 James L. Green $5, Wm. P. Green $2, Gen. W. Wil

I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian liams $2, Mrs C Spaulding and Mrs J. Hunting

Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in ton $1 eacı, Norwich, per Dea. Bromley.

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the rear 1819, the sum of to be applied for the Benefit Mrs E. Brewster, Griswold....

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of the Horne for the Friendless, or to other charitable uses

of said Society. X, Y.-H. M. Galpin, Little Falls.....

1 00 The Will should be attested by three witnesses, who should Mrs. G. B. Owens, Brooklyn.

2 00 write against their names, their place of residence, and state J. M. Claghorn, North Cvans,

2 00 that they signed the instrument at the request of the testator, Mrs L, Chichester, York ville...

1 00 and in the presence of the testator and each other, and that Laura H. Allen, North Pitcher.

1 00 the testator declared to them that it was his or her last Will Young Friends, Wyoming, freight..

75 and Testament,
Mrs L. Bolton, Miss L Palmer and Miss Sarah

Witherhead 250 and Miss S. Bolton 200, Burling-
ton Green...

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Mrs Cole, deceased, Madison.şi gold.

2 10 Mrs Myron Adams, East Bloomfield, freight.

50 NT Packages, not letters, should be marked: Coll, by Mrs W. Miller, Harmony.

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Friends, Sherman, freight, per Mrs E. Č. Keeler..... 1 66

29 E. 29TH ST.,
Mrs H. Helme, Miller's Place..

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A Friend, Lansing.....

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Mrs Laimbeer, Brooklyn.

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A. Chapman, (Healey's Express,) Pier 16, N. R.
Mrs R. G. Woodard şio, an. don., and Mrs W. R.

A list of articles, with donors' names and post-office ad.
Furman $1. Sherburne....

11 00 dress, should be enclosed in the package, and another
A Friend, Brooklyn...

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similar list sent by mail, stating when and how the package Mrs S. Fenton, Brant..

5 00 was forwarded,
Avails of a Festival given by a Society of Young

The miy saye way of transmitting funds, is by draft, pay.
Ladies in Binghamton, Mrow. H. Pratt, Treas., 455 00 able to Mrs. Sarah A. Stone, Treasurer.

By the new law, the postage on single copies of the A. &
G. is now six cents a quarter, payable in advance, in all
parts of the United States.

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

From 5 to 8 copies, to ope address, 12 cents a quarter.
From 9 to 12 do


18 do do and so on, at the rate of 6 cents a quarter for every 4 ounces or fraction thereof.

In order to receive the paper at the lowest rate of postage, it is necessary to take them, not singly, but at least 4 copies; and so of clubs, they should be made up, if possible, of 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.

As an inducement to those wbo 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 auldress, at 75 cents a year, and for eight copies, in the same way at 60 cents a year.

Turle copies, and over, will be at the rate of 500. a year.

At oflices where there are several single subscribers receiving it to their separate addresses, by their uniting together and having it in one packay, to one adurc88, it will materially reduce the postage on each.

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

in POSTMASTERS and others, desiring papers to be discontinued, will please send the name of the P. 0. as well as of the subscriber.

The names cannot be put on papers taken in clubs, without subjecting each paper to full postage of 20 a year, and entailing a large additional expense on the publishers

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

North Bro's and Gillett, Com. Merchants, Domestic Cot ton Goods, &c., &c., 12 Murray St.

Jas. 0. Bennett, Commission Merchant, 30 Whitehall St.

NOTICE. THE carrier of this paper, Mr. JOHN E. LINE, is authorized to receive subscriptions to the ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAX and also donations to the A. F. G. Soc. and Home for the Friendless.

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