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There receive me into rest.
he said with tremulous, but distinct utterance, The precious youth, whose death is record- cover ; but the hemorrhage returned. The fatal “I rise to ask the prayers of Christians, also ed below, had become eminently fitted for symptoms of consumption took fast hold of to read a hymn-wishing it may be sung- life of usefulness. The kind guardians who her, and she gradually sunk under it, looking
it steadily in the face. She would always that expresses fully my present feelings. It have spared no pains in her education, and
meet her physician with a sweet smile, when is this : whose bright hopes for her earthly future
she knew he could do nothing for her but to People of the living God,
have been so soon blighted, have our heartI bave sought the world around,
palliate ber sufferings. She submitted with Paths of sin and sorrow trod, felt sympathies. Very different has been the
patient fortitude and cheerful resignation to Peace and comfort nowhere found.
termination of that young life, from what it the will of her Heavenly Father-was very Now to you my spirit turns,
might have been but for their parental care. Turns, a fugitive unblest ;
thoughtful of the fatigue of those who had the Brethren, where your altar burns,
Their full recompeuze of reward was not to care of her, and particularly solicitous for me, Restless I no longer roam, come here, but all down the ages—for the
even to the last. In a thousand ways the Like the cloud, wind, the wave, dear one is not lost, but gone before. We
symmetry and beauty of her character shone Where you dwell shall be my home, rejoice in the precious consolation afforded
out clear and bright. But time and nerve fail Where you die shall be my grave.
to do more than to give you some faint idea of We remembered his subsequent consecraby the death-scene and the comforting as
her last day while this side the river of death. tion to a life-work of usefulness, his views of surance it gave that their labor had not been
It was the first Sabbath morning in March. in vain in the Lord. the great guilt incurred by withholding the
For weeks she had been able to converse Bible from the enslaved, and inflicting upon
Manchester, March 17th, 1864. but very little, and then not above a whisper them nameless wrongs, physical and moral.
Vy Dear Hrs. Bennett, -It becomes my much of the time, particularly for the last
week. painful duty to announce the death of our We remembered the anguish of spirit caused
Observing unmistakable signs of ap
proaching dissolution, I asked her if she knew by his early, cruel death, and then, what God precious charge, Armanella Wilson, who
winged her way to the spirit-land on the 7th it was communion Sabbath? She replied, had wrought all along down the years since
of this month. I have attempted to write you Yes, she did. I asked, if she knew it would that beloved brother joined the army of before, but have found myself wholly unfitted be her last day, whether she would feel sorry? martyrs, of whom the world was not worthy. for the task by long fatigue, and sorrow for No, was her emphatic reply. Would she feel
How nobly did the surviving brother wear the early departure of the loved one. Truly, pleased ? Yes! I then asked if she could the falling mantle of Elijah, till he, too, was she has been a soft, pleasant light in our send some little messages to her class and the called to go up higher. It was no marvel dwelling, in the church, and in the community. Sabbath-school ? and remarked, it might be that ere the will of God was quite plain, he
Beloved in life and sincerely mourned in death, blessed to the conversion of some; but said, should have exclaimed, “I must throw off
notwithstanding we all feel that our loss was "Do not tire yourself, but if you can, send but her eternal gain.
one word.” She waited a moment, then said this sickness, I must go back to Washington
Ella, for this was her familiar name, you faintly, in a whisper, bidding me listen! listen! and see my emancipation bill through." But
will remember, lost her father by death, when "I want to have all my young companions his work was done, and well done. In the
very young, and afterwards, her only brother, and all the members of the Sabbath-school, midst of the great conflict, the Master saw fit James, on whom her young heart was fully particularly my young companions, to 'Reto remove him from a high position of earthly set; his death, and the circumstances attend- member now their Creator in the days of their influence to a higher service.
ing it, was a life-long trial to her. On account youth,' and to prepare to meet ine in heaven. doubt that, from the Christian's home in
of protracted sickness, etc., in her mother's I want,” she added, “all who are Christians glory,' he will yet look down with joy un
family, she was given to the ladies of the to live nearer to Jesus, and to prepare to meet
Guardian Society, in the fall of 1848, where I me in heaven; and I want to send my love to speakable upon the breaking of the last fet
saw and became interested in her, so much so, my teachers," speaking the dames of the suter from the bondman whom he so long re
as to decide to take her home with me to perintendent and the teacher in her Bible-class, membered here "as bound with them.” Vermont, within half an hour after I first saw
“ tell them to live near to Jesus, and prepare When the elder brother sealed his testimony | her, having her cheerful consent.
to meet me in heaven." She then asked the with his blood, and the survivor, alone with the During all these years, Ella passed through prayers of the church. I remarked to her dead, made the solemn covenant, never to the various stages of instruction in the family, that if it was possible for her, when she came forsake the cause which had cost that pre. in the village school, and in the Burr Seminary, to die, to give us some token, ever so faint or cious life, there were many to denounce and until she became well qualified for a useful slight, by which we might know that all was and respectable station in life. She was not
well with her, it would gratify us. few to applaud. Now, less than thirty years
She nodonly respected but was a general favorite ded assent, and no more was said about it. have passed, and there are hundreds of thou. sands imperiling their lives to crush the re. among her young companions and acquaint
At this time, ber coughing was very frequent ances. Thongh modest and retiring, she was and wearying. She could not speak above a bellion, born of slavery, preserve the life of remarkably firm in her principles, and had a
whisper, and we did not know but the vocal the nation, and remove the cause so long its
rendy and keen perception and discrimination organs were destroyed. bane and blight.
Truly “God moves in a of right and wrong in matters of conscience, In the afternoon of the same day, I asked mysterious way, His wonders to perform." no one could induce lier to swerve.
her if she had a message to send to a very particularly the case after she had covenanted dear friend who would expect it. She then to be the Lord's.
mentioned her Pilgrim's Progress, which she AT HOME IN HEAVEN.
From that time down to the day of her wished me to give to him, as a dying gift, The following letter cannot fail to interest death, she maintained a very correct, Christian
telling him it had been a very precious book the kind friends of the Home who watch the
deportment, carrying with her a consciousness to her. She had read it much when alone,
of the soleinnity of her covenant vows, and and particularly Sunday afternoons. She history of those to whom our Institution so
endeavoring to maintain consistency between thought he would prize it. She then continoften bridges the dark moral chasm, intro- her conduct and her profession.
ued to give away her books and things of value ducing them to Christian training here, and For some time after the first alarming to her, including her wardrobe, in a remarkathen to a home in heaven.
symptoms in her case, we hoped she might re- bly appropriate manner, stating, though faintly
and in a low whisper, her reasons for each her sweet, loving eyes. Then looking up, she
HOUSE COMMITTEE'S REPORT FOR FEBRUARY. gift.
broke out in a half whisper, " Angels! angels ! Wednesday, February 3d. Commenced the That night I was to lie on the sofa, and a angels!” fainter and fainter; then I said, "Our | duties of the month with an application from lady of experience was to sit by her bed, and dear child will soon be an angel herself," she a respectable American woman to take some I was to assist when wanted; three others whispered, “I am a sinner, I am a sinner.” of her children for a brief season, till she bewere in the chambers above. Between one “Yes," I replied, “but Jesus' blood, cleanseth
came able to provide for them. On inquiry, and two o'clock in the morning, I had been from all sin.” “Amen," she said in a loud, we found her to be the widow of a soldier who helping to adjust her pisows, given her a little clear voice again, " Amen,” several times
had died in camp near New Orleans, leaving lemonade, and laid myself down again upon fainter and fainter, one short breath, without a
her with five children; and aside from this the sofa; not more than ten minutes had straggle and all was still. We thought she was
fact, her pale, sad face, with an air of refineelapsed before the dear one called out in a loud gone, Mr. Anderson said, “If you know me,
ment that spoke of better days, elicited our and clear tone of voice, " Now, now! Come, press my hand,” all said, “ See they move;" sympathy. “Admitted her three older boys, come! Now come !" I sprang to her side, there was a distinct pressure of both our as requested. What a sad instance of the destaking her band and kissing it tenderly, in- hands but not a breath or movement else. olation caused by this fearful war, though it is quired, “What is it, my child ?” She looked She was indeed silent, but much of the same but one of thousands of similar cases! May up and called upon the name of God, repeating radiance of expression of the features and the
God comfort the sorrowing ones tbat mourn it louder and clearer as if she saw Him of eye remained. We felt we could not touch
the loss of departed friends, and grant that whom she spake, so loud indeed that all in the that lifeless form or handle it—it was too sa
the cry of these aching hearts may find accephouse heard her and prepared to come to her
After a long time we concluded we tance with Him who is the Hearer and Anbed-side. I then whispered, “Speak of must lay her out, but we were so impressed
swerer of prayer. Jesus ;" which in a moment she repeated, with what we saw, we felt that heaven had
Soon after, a woman came in, who represent“Jesus, precious Jesus, I love my precious Sa- come down in that room.
ed herself as being an Irish Protestant, and viour, more and more precious, more and more We kept her until Wednesday ; strange to whose husband had died some years since. precious." Then turning her eyes beaming tell, her countenance or features still retained
She stated that she had five children and was with love to me she said, "I love you more the impress of that heavenly vision. All who saw her exclaimed “How beautiful!” “They Mr. Stevenson's church. As there was some
very needy, and also that she was a member of and more, I love Mr. Anderson more and more; I have always loved him.” She then called never saw so lovely a corpse."
appearance of plausibility about her story, we by name each one loud and clear. “They are But we had to take the last look and carry
referred the case to Mrs. M., who visited her, all coming soon," I said. She then looked , her to the village church-yard, where she
and from whom we afterwards learned that toward heaven and exclaimed, with a voice wished to be laid. In the spring we shall
she was a very intemperate woman, her neighsweet as a heaven-toned instrument, and with plant lilies of the valley on her grave, and soon
bors testifying that she often sold the clothing & countenance indescribably radiant and beau- a suitable monument. Alas, alas for ourselves,
and food given her for liquor. Mrs. M. also tiful, “Blessed Jesus! Precious Saviour! more but we mourn not as those without hope.
drew from her the fact that she had not attenand more I love Him." Then she called upon
ded a church-service in eleven years; and when me to pray—to praise Him. I fell upon my knees before her bed, but I could only praise
The following notice, written by her urged to give up her children, she replied that
pas. the Lord for what I saw and heard. She tor, is from a Manchester paper.
when she did so they would go away over her
dead body. joined right in, repeating my words, and add- Died, in Manchester, Monday morning, half
Friday, February 5th. A lady called to-day ing, Glory! glory! Mr. Anderson entered past 2, March 7th, ELLA Wilson, adopted child just then.
to inquire if we could do anything for a woman She turned her eyes towards him,
of Rev. James Anderson, aged 21 years.
in the employ of her sister. She came some and with a voice loud and strong, said, I love
for her gentleness, sincerity and true devotion, time since with her husband from Ireland, and you, I have always loved you. Then the has produced peculiar sadness in the circle of prior to leaving endeavored to get her marother ladies of the family and those loved ones her friends. All that know her loved her, for who had come in to pass the night with us, her native grace of character, her intelligent married them, remembering that “they were
riage-certificate from their priest who had each, in their turn, were addressed in words
and quick perception and love of right, her of love, to some, giving special charge to live cheerful modesty and her winning Christian
very particular about such things in America.” nearer to Jesus and prepare to meet her in
piety.. But in her happy, triumphant depar- She could not get it, however, and five months
ture, in the full hope and scriptural view of after they came here her husband died from the heaven,
immortal life, this sadness is mingled with sa- effects of drinking cold water while overheated. Soon, as if being done with earthly objects, cred joy; believing as they may, “without a
Now a stranger in a strange land and she turned her eyes apwards and in the sweet
shade of doubt,” that her death is her eternal est, unearthly tones of voice and with a ra
gain. Patient and uncomplaining during her anticipating a season of sickness and trial, long and somewhat distressing sickness, she
where can she go, what can she do, for the diance of countenance surpassing all descrip
ever manifested entire confidence in the will work at which she is now engaged taxes her tion, she addressed her Saviour in words of of God, and died in the full and beautiful tri- strength too severely. adoration and love. umph of the Christian's faith.
Went with some visitors from Brooklyn
"She has passed away, and on her lips a smile Then came the death-struggle; her thin
Did settie, fixed in Death. Judge they aright
over the Institution ; and closed the day's hands were clenched, pressing her chest, her Or suffered they their fancy to beguile
duties by making a personal inspection of the lips compressed as if stifling the last enemy and The reason, who believed that she had light
building from basement to garret with our new
Of heaven, ere her spirit took its flight " her countenance growing more radiant all the
matron. time. When her lips were again loosed, she
10th. Several applications to-day from women whispered the name of Jesus, precious Saviour,
TRANSLATION FROM MARTIAL.
who represented themselves as widows with more and more precious. Sing, she said, sing.
Book V., Epigram 42.
large families, and were very eloquent in their
appeals for assistance, which probably arose "Jesus, lover of my soul, Thieves may break in and bear away your gold,
from their state of partial intoxication. Let me to Thy bosom fly."
The cruel flame may lay your mansion low,
Since our last day here, three of our Home
children have been removed by the silent reaper, two verses ; she kept quiet. She then gazed
A spendthrift steward at your cost may live; into the face of each of us, first at one and Your ghips may founder with their precious store, Death, taken, we trust, to bloom more perfectly
But wealth bestowed is safe--for what you give, then the other, Mr. Anderson and myself, with And that alone, is yours for evermore.
in the paradise above.
0. M. ANDERSON.
BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT.
UNHAPPY HOMES.--"What, doctor, do you think is the chief source of supply for the victims of the great social evil of large cities ?"
“Unhappy homes," was the instinctive reply.
A distinguished judge once said, at the close of a long life, that most of all the male criminals brought before him, were found on investigation to have made the first steps towards ruin between the ages of eight and sixteen.
Putting all these things togther, the inference may be safely drawn, that a large share of the unhappiness and crime in the world arises from the character of parental management, its failure to be of a kind to make home the happiest place in the world for the child. If children are indulged too much, they soou begin to feel the least restraint, the slightest opposition to their wishes an intolerable burden, and their spirits chafe like a caged tiger. Too much restraint, on the other hand, an incessant fault-finding, an everlasting laying down of rules and regulatlons, inten. perate chidings, altogether disproportioned to the offence; a habitual rehearsal of the faults of children to all visitors indiscriminately, and ruthless reprovals in the presence of others, their friends and playmates-each and all of these barbarities, as they may be very properly termed, have the very natural effect to sour the young heart, to make it feel as if the parent, who ought to be the best friend, is really the greatest tormentor; then a feeling of defiance and des. peration yucceeds, and by degrees the settled purpose is formed of seeking means to escape from a control which has now grown up to be considered arbitrary and tyrannical to a degree pot to be borne another hour; and often, in a ft of passion, & step is taken which can never be recalled
There are in London 50,000 professional thieves, 1,600 children trained to crime, 15,000 low gamblers, 5,000 receivers of stolen goods, and 150,000 men and women getting their living disreputably. Add 25,000 beggars, and an idea may be farmed of the dark side of London life.
Went to-day with three ladies over the from what had since been learned, was supbuilding. They had heard of the Home, but posed to be dead. And, though she would knew nothing of it practically. They seemned willingly keep this little one, bequeathed by much interested, especially in the nurseries. her dying sister, yet her husband's earnings One of the ladies seemed very desirous to take were scarcely sufficient for their own farnily of a child for her invalid sister in Illinois, but five children. found that the little oue whose face had won The other babe was brought to us by a friend her heart, was here but temporarily.
in a neighboring city, who had befriended the Friday, Feb. 12th. Found this to be a very mother in her time of need. Will not some quiet day, varied by applications from widows parents, from whose liome has vanished the and domestics. Visited to-day the Home prattle and sunshine of childhood, take these school and Ind. School No. 1, and as we watch- tender little ones to their hearts, and thus not ed the happy faces of those, once the “children only bestow, but also receive blessings. of poverty and crime," we wished that the
Friday, 26th. Heard this morning of a friends far anå near, who had contributed of painful case—a father, mother and three young this world's good, could see them, and were children-once happy and united, now divided, able to note the contrast between past and probably forever. The father, partially under present. Surely it would prove an additional the influence of strong drink, 'sent a fellow inducement to the faint heart and weary hand
being into eternity, and is now incarcerated to labor on while the working time lasts. for the criine. The mother is a common ineThis afternoon, we learned of an event out of briate, and has often sent her children out to our usual routine—a juvenile party to be given beg, or what is worse, to buy rum for her. to the Home children at the suggestion of the Mrs. B. went down to the Prison with a inatron. This being a special occasion all the friend and obtained from the wretched father, children were allowed to participate, but
his signature to the document rendering the hereafter the conditions of their attendance children legally ours. More forlorn specimens will be “good behavior" and a cheerful com- of humanity, we do not often see. pliance with all the rules.
Another application to-day from a sorrowful, Wednesday, 17th. A Mrs. C. came in to
pale-faced widow, who has a mother eighty day who has had for three months past, a sick
years of age and three children to care for, Her daughter. She begged tearfully for a pair of husband died from sunstroke last summer, stockings for her child, stating that they lived
leaving her almost penniless. in a damp, cold basement room; we made up a
Mrs. M. found her to be worthy of aid, made small package for her, thankful that in the ex
up a bundle for her from the almost empty treme inclemency of this weather we are able
shelves of our Dorcas-room ; and our own eyes to do a little for the suffering poor.
moistened as we saw the gush of grateful tears Friday, 19th. A very quiet day. Looked
and heard her say, “I trusted in God and He in the Committee Room at the busy workers,
has not forgotten me.” preparing garments and work for the children
Finished our day's duties by another inof our Industrial Schools. Few outside of this
spection of the building, and found things gencircle know of the labor and care connected
erally in good order—in many respects quite with providing and preparing this work, of the
an improvement over the first week of the ingenuity often necessary in cutting and re
month. In conclusion, the House Committee making an old garment, and, in short, making gratefully acknowledged their indebtedness to the most of a little. Will not some of our
our excellent visitor, for, to novices like ourfriends come in and help us, by giving of their
selves, her mature experience and kind suggesleisure time, and to such as will bestow cloth
tions have been invaluable, and our earnest ing or material for it, what more can we say,
prayer is that she may long be spared to conthan to repeat the promise, “ Inasmuch as ye
tinue her ministrations of kindness and materhave done it unto one of the least of these, ye
ial aid among the needy and suffering. have done it unto me."
In reviewing the labors of the month, your In the afternoon, the principal of Ind. School Committee have noticed with pain, the appaNo. 2 came in, with a beautiful boy, two rent increase of intemperance among the apyears of age, whom she had that day rescued plicants. from an abode of squalid poverty. Poor little Why indeed is this? Alas, is it not greatly fellow! he had had nothing to eat for nearly on the increase among all classes of society, two days, and but one garment on, when she and fearfully so anong females ? Let us, as found him. Soon after, we saw him, clothed
Christian women, set our faces and our inin a new suit, and happy as innocent childhood fluence more firmly against the swelling tide of
intemperance ; will it not be worth the effort, Wednesday, 24th. Received, to-day, two if perchance we are able to save but one fellowadditional olive plants into our Home family- being from a drunkard's life and froin its doom one, an infant-boy, five months old—the other, hereafter ? a little girl of seven months. The former was Would that all were earnestly engaged in brought in by his aunt, who stated that her the blessed work of turning many to rightsister had died at his birth, and of his father eousness," thus preparing to "shine as the nothing had been known for some time, but, stars forever and ever."
ACKNOWDEDGMENTS of DONATIONS to the
Home for the Friendless, from March 10th to
March 25th, 1864. ($20 entitles the Donor to a Life membership, and a copy of the
A. & G. for We.)
HOME. N. H.-Mrs Sally Holt 40c, other Friends, Greenfield 1 10.......
1 50 Vt.-Gratia, Fairfax
1 00 J. T. and Mrs M. P. Howard, Holland.
2 00 A Friend, Bridport..
1 00 Mrs L. A. Austin, well..
5 00 MAss.-Mrs J. Warren 2 08, Mrs J. Seymour, Mrs J.
B. Woods, Mrs H. Forbes, Mrs A. Moody, Miss M. Hanks, Mr S. Kimball and Mrs. Collins $1 each, Mrs L. Woods, Mrs L. Daniels, Mrs C. Shearer, Mrs D. Gillette, Mrs D. Haskell and Miss J. Clark 500 each, Mrs S. Pope and Miss C. Ayers 250 each, Mrs R. Thayer 150, Enfield, Collected in the Upper Village 2 27, per Mrs J. Warren...
15 00 Conn.-Mrs McKenzie 38C, J. and M. Beadle 750, Wallingford...
1 13 Mrs H. Johnson, Plainville Mrs W. A. Morris, Waterbury.
50 Miss C. Mills 2 28, Miss E. Catlin 2 44, Mrs Wilson and Mrs J. Burden 440 each, Harwiuton...
6 20 N. Y.-Mrs H. Putnam, Cortlandville.
1 00 Mrs Phelps, Adam's Center.....
50 Mrs Mary Steer, Hamilton...
3 00 Mrs F. McClure, Franklinville..
50 Mrs E. Holmes, Mrs A. Gilbert, Mrs F. Shepard,
Mrs L. P, Coye, Mrs H. Carrier, Mrs S. Griffeth and Miss E. Griffeth 500 each, Oswego.
3 50 Mrs W. H. Abell, Buffalo......
1 00 Mrs M. A. Fletcher, Eden....
50 Mrs L. Whitney $1, Mrs L. Janes, Mrs Isabella H.,
Mrs S. Tilton, Mrs A. and Mrs L. Fuller, Mrs F.
6 85 Collected by Martha Buck, Fairfield.
I 50 Mrs J. F. Becker, Colosse.....
8 00 Friends, Madison, & thank offering.
12 Mr Claflin, Sing Sing..
25 Mrs E. Wright and Mrs B. Dodge, Spencer.
1 00 A Friend, McGrawville..
2 00 A. W. Lawrence, West Gilbox.
1 00 Mrs J. H. Rider, Richmondville.. A Friend, Homer..
1 00 Mrs Judge Ingraham, Harlem, per Mrs Wilson.. 5 00 A Friend, per Mrs Howard, Malone....
50 Mn Phebe Morgan, Sweden..
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285 00 Bequest of Mrs Sarah A. Riley, per Stephen Pell, Executor
100 00 Mrs Ann Morss, per Mrs Buchanan,
5 00 John A. Fowle.
1 00 Mrs Collins..
5 00 Mrs Cortis..
1 00 Mrs Smith.
50 A Lady
1 00 X. J.-Sidney B. Green, Lawrenceville,
5 00 Pa.-D. W., Philadelphia.
2 00 Mrs Dinah Taft, Tafton..
1 00 Mrs Hanna, Mercer.
5 00 Mrs C. M. Scott, Honesdale..
5 00 S. B. Coston.....
5 00 Ohio.-Abbie Welch, for special case, Utica..
1 00 Friends, Weymouth, freight..
1 80 M. G, Dick, Ashtabula...
2 00 Mrs C. Lock, Brownhelm...
50 Friends, Mecca.
1 00 II.-A Friend, Bristol.
50 George H. Cook, Lynnville.
1 00 Mich.-Mrs W. 0. Houghtaling, Grand Rapids. M.J. H., Parkville.
1 00 Wis.-J. M. Smith, Milwaukee...
1 00 Tenn. Jacob Kirby, 2d Iowa Cavalry, Co. L, Memphis.....
1 00 Iowa.--Amanda C. Gibbs, College Springs.
2 00 Cal.-Mrs Geo. D. Jewett, Fobestown....
50 CHILDREN'S RESPONSES.
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 place in their last Will and Testament, that they would use the following:
FORM OF A BEQUEST, I give and bequeath to the American Female Guardian Society, incorporated by the Legislature of New York, in the year 1849, 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.
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Aims of the Am. Female Guardian Society.
Ist. The Society aims to rescue from degradation, physi. cal and moral, the children of want, homelessness 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 industry 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.
4th.' 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.
oth. To use the Press to enlist the Public mind in behalf of the several classes and objects above named,
17 The "Home," since it was established in 1847, has sheltered, fed and clothed, temporarily, many thousand children and adults. It is sastained by charitable contributions, and is constantly needing donations of money, clothing, provisions, &c.
Vt.-Lillie and Clarence Page, Holland.
Smith, Frankie Rossiter, Walter Smith and Wal
lace Mills, little boys in the S. S., Plainville........... Miss Case and her little nephew, Avon..... N. Y.-Earnings of Lizzie and Hattie Foulke, per
Aunt Mary Collected in the S. School, Northville.... Collected by Mary A. E. Ball, Palermo. Jennie and her little Laura and Towney, Brooklyn. Pa 500, Ma 25c, Uncle Thomas 25€ Maggie
and Martha Brewster 10c, Phebe Haviland 05C, Collected
by Isabella Brewster who gives 35c, Dykemans..... Mrs M. A. Graves 44C, Duane Ross 250, Maria Ross 20e, Elwin and Velma Ross 20c, Benita and Della Ross 10c, Lizzie Norris 10c, Minnie 06 and M. P. D.
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Collected by Myra Stooksbury, East Fairfield.. Il-Mrs E. Latham and Jennie 200, Edwin Mighell
250, Julia Mighell 10c, Plano... Ind.-Harry and Charlie Winans, little boys in H.
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D. Marsh, also three collars from Mrs M. B.Olin. Mass.-Becket Centre, package of clothing from the La
dies' Sewing Society. Conn.-Greenfield, 2 sacks and one bed-quilt from Rachel
Leathe and Sarah E. Gould.
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from friends. Roxbury, bbl. of quilts, clothing and fruit from friends. Great Eaton, box of clothing from the scholars of the M.
E. Sabbath-school. Vienna, package of clothing from Mrs Wheelock in wbich was a quilt pieced by little girls, North Bay, also articles
of clothing from Mrs Paddock Stockbridge, bbl. of clothing and provisions from Mrs G.
Mrs E. Starr.
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The only safe way of transmitting funds, is by draft, payable to Mrs. Sarah A. Stone, Treasurer.
EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE. have thus not only conferred a favor upon me, gather into one look the multitudinous objects Mrs. Stone, -I read the Advocate, and the but also upon the aforesaid noble institution. which throng the public landing. One, howdescriptions there given of sorrowful hearts
I. J. BRIGGS. ever, a young girl budding into womanhood, and destitute homes, roused my sympathies to
North Colebrook, Ot., Feb. 16th, 1864. sought the outer rail and looked wistfully over action. I have collected the small sum of
the naked shore of Covington to where, hid three collars which you will please accept, to
DIED, at Richfield Springs, March 4th, of a
away under a clump of trees, was the cottage lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah A. Loomis, aged of her early childhood, hoping in vain to see be used by the Committee to comfort some
forty-eight years. needy persons as they see fit. I am eleven
the curling smoke announce to her a warm
In her death the community has lost one of years old, and live in the country. We have
welcome within. Quickly she passed over the its most loved and respected members, the ferry, where long since she had disappeared. had cold, stormy weather, so I have not been
church a bright and shining light. She was When it comes warm I
No one noted or knew her and she went withable to send more.
truly a consistent Christian, though hers was will try again. I often think of the poor chil
out interruption to the door of her father's that quiet, unobtrusive piety, teaching more house. It answered not her knock; weeds dren while sitting by our warm fire.
powerfully by example than precept, yet all Myra S.
had grown up rank and rough where she had felt its influence. The old and the young left flowers, and no signs of human life were
alike found in her a warm, sympathizing to be found there.
It was the turn now of the wayward child My dear Madam, -My S. School teacher, peace and joy-who always found the silver
to weep, and when, by inquiry, she found Mrs. P., having told me about the Home and
lining to every dark cloud. In the cause and how far and almost hopelessly she was separalent me some of the papers to read, I wish to
interests of the Home she was deeply interest- ted from her parents, she began to feel desolate. have it so much that my father has given me ed; though every labor of love or self-denial
Piqued at some chiding or some punishment this dollar to send to you for a copy of the fonnd her ready with a helping-hand.
of her mother, she had gone upon a steamAdcocate and Guardian. My father is an
To us her death is a loss we deeply feel, but boat, where a female passenger hired her as a Omaba chief, and has been to New York and to herself, (to use her own words,) it is a glo
After a little while the war broke out, has seen the Home, which I think must be rious exchange.
stopping all intercourse with the South by the something like our Mission, with kind ladies
On whom will her mantle fall? For the
river, and, though she soon found that untried teaching little children the way to love Jesus.
Master called, and gladly she joined the "in friends but seldom prove steadfast in trouble, SUSETTE LA F. numerable company" who
and that the harshness of a parent is melting All along the mighty ages,
kindness beside that of a stranger, yet she was
All adown the solemn time, Dear Mrs. Stone,-Inclosed please find ten
unable until lately to return. A kind lady of
Have taken up their homeward dollars as a small donation from the little folks
March to that serener clime,
Covington has given shelter to the wanderer of Red Oak, Iowa. Mother takes the Advo
Where the watching, waiting angels
until her return is made known the parents.
Lead them from the shadows dim, cate, and I like it very much. I could not get
To the brightness of His presence subscribers enough for a club, as most of our
Who has called them unto Him. neighbors take it; so I thought I would get up
For the Advocate and Guardian. a donation for the Home. A SINGULAR AND AFFECTING INCIDENT.
THY WILL BE DONE.
“FATHER, Thy will be done ;" He said,
And all life's anguish firmly quaffed, years ago a household in the city of Covington Here is a dollar to pay for the Advocate.
'Twas thus Emmanuel bowed His head, was thrown into commotion by the sudden dis
And meekly drained the bitter draught. I am a boy thirteen years of age, and this is what I have saved to pay for the paper for appearance of a daughter twelve years of age.
He bore our griefs, but left in love
Some light afflictions, short and few,
To make His saints partakers of in the army of the Cumberland. May God ed was not discovered. Patient and anxious
His sufferings, and His glories too. prosper you in the effort to do good, is the
Then let the Christian's filial thought waiting brought no tidings of her. The frenwish of my heart. SMITH E.
Be joy, that He accounts him meet zied and unhappy father, although in moder
Thus to be led, thus to be taught ate circumstances, sought the newspaper offi
To wait and suffer at His feet. From an aged friend.-May the God of pu
and advertized a reward of $1,000 to whority continue to bless and prosper your noble
Soon shall those waters-broad and deepever should restore his missing child. All
Of life and joy that ever flow cause as He has done from the beginning, even
At God's right hand, where none do weep, from the day of that sainted martyr, John R. proved unavailing. Some time afterwards the
Erase the memory of woe.
corpse of a young lady was found in the river
Yet not one sigh and not one tear
Shall have been heaved or shed in vain;
Our bliss through the eternal
Shall spring from moments spent in pain. lost child. She was dead to them, but they With an annual donation.-My heart did could not visit her grave.
About twelve leap for joy when I read of the $20,000 gift months since the stricken family removed to lately received by your Society; I was glad Mexico and took up their abode in a country,
ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAX. for you and with you, and my first thought was, foreign in language and customs, in features the little mites will be needed just as much, and in habits from that in which they had met
$1 a year, (in advance] to Single Subscribers.
Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year, and no doubt will be just as thankfully received with their great loss. It might wear away Twelve copies, and over) to one address, 50C as before. May the Lord of the harvest pros- their thoughts from sadly ruminating on the
Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those per you yet more abundantly. 0. C.
containing funds for the Society, should be addressed; past, and enable them, in a region devoted to
MRS. SARAX A. STONE,
29 E. 29th Street, religious duties, to look more hopefully toward
New York. Card.— I was recently agreeably surprised by the great future. There thoy still are.
Letters designed for publication, should be addressed to the
Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th st., New receiving a certificate of life-membership from
York. Box 4740.
About a week since a steamer arriving from Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, the A. F. G. Society. May the blessing of God Memphis was crowded with passengers, who
and Reports of Auxliaries, address Corresponding
ries, A. F. G. SOC., 29 E. 29th St., New York, Box 4740. rest upon those kind friends in Colebrook, who were upon the guards straining their eyes to
Advertisements. Only short ones are received -20C a line.
[No. 692. April 16, 1864.]