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"An Association is expected to take place at Bunker'sHill on Tuesday week, 26th inst., and Mr. B. has requested me to write you requesting your attendance. It would afford us great, very great pleasure to meet you there. I hope to have one by and by, in Shepherdstown. You can get to B. H. in two days, or less, very conveniently; and put us all together, we might kindle each other, and go home to labour more and more earnestly, to the conversion of some extra souls. I hope God is giving you seals already in your new abode, and that you are labouring, cautiously but faithfully, and as a true bold-hearted soldier-wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove. May the Spirit of the Most High rest upon you and Margaret, also upon your people, to your lively participation in the blessings of the everlasting covenant, and your growth together in ripeness for glory. Preach Jesus, talk Jesus, live Jesus."
"Lowe is going to Norfolk next month. Nash, I believe, is very useful. When have you an Association at your home? I will try to come. My love to all who know me, and tell them I hope they are preparing for Death, Judg. ment, and Eternity. Tell Mrs. Judge K. I hope to thank her in Heaven for her hospitality to us on earth, and the other Mrs. K., I hope she may wear an everlasting crown. Love to M."
"(Near) BARNESVILLE, Montgomery County,
"Dear Thomas:-I have been summoned to the house of Mr. J. J. where I now write, to visit his lady, an acquaintance of mine, who lies very low. She is, blessed be God, in a happy frame of mind, and now better in body. I am unable to go on to visit you, though within twenty miles of you, many of my people being sick and my family
about moving. While here, I have engaged to attend an Association at St. Peter's (Monocacy) Church, on Tuesday two weeks, 24th inst. This arrangement I have made chiefly owing to the distracted and divided state of this people. They were very numerous, and are yet." "Their minister, I am told, a pious young man, appears not wholly popular. Something must be done to save the cause. Let us do as we would be done by. Let us make an exertion as becomes Christians and Ministers of the Church.
"I propose, therefore, meeting you here, on Tuesday, 24th inst., and spending two or three days in preaching and administering the sacrament. Johns will, I hope, meet us. One object with me is, to see and meet with you. I return to-day. God bless you both."
"CHARLESTOWN, January 8th, 1821.
"Dear Thomas:-My work is printed, and the binder says, will be ready for delivery next Saturday. I have given my notes to the printer, payable in a bank at Washington, one of which falls due the 25th February. I wish, therefore, you would procure the copies your subscribers will want, and have the avails collected in time to assist me in the payment.". "My present appearances are, of getting along with the edition without trouble, but it depends much on my brethren"- "Do all you can, though of that I have no reason to doubt.”— "A clergyman has come on from Providence, to settle in Berkeley-the Rev. Mr. Lippitt-I think he will suit admirably. I have not heard whether they have yet settled him. He is there. He brought me a letter from cousin Darius-also uncle Abel, both sending love to you, and wanting to know all about you.' "Does God pour out his Spirit around you?""Our love to M., and believe us truly
"Your's arrived safely and afforded much pleasurepleasure to hear of your new church, which may the great Builder bless-pleasure to hear of your seventy-five or one hundred subscribers, obtaining which, is a great favour: pleasure to hear of other matters.
"The whole expense of my work will be seven hundred dollars. May the great Provider enable your ability to equal your will in aiding me out.
"An Association takes place here, the second Tuesday in March. I wish you could come. May the Lord abundantly bless your labours. Truly as ever."
"I have some thought of seeing you at your Baltimore Convention. Whether I do or no, you would do a favour by collecting some more money for me, as I have a payment to make the last of this month again, and have not yet the means.
"Give our love to Margaret. Tell her Harriot would like to spend the time in Montgomery with her, while I go to Baltimore, (if I go,) but cannot. H.'s love to little Miss Mary Treby also. Affectionately your's."
"I hope you have not failed to enclose some money to Aunt J. for our father. I have devoted two hundred books entirely to his benefit, and I can scarcely raise money to pay for those books, the collections are so slow, and the disappointments so numerous. Can you do no more? Our father and my old business keep me continually involved. May the Lord help me to get through. I suppose my debts have been a useful affliction.
"Our father is quite comfortable and happy, every thing is done for him that can be done. We are advised not to go on, but to let him remain just as he is. May the Lord bless
him."- "The Vestry of St. Peter's Church, Mouth of Monocacy, has written to me to preach and administer the sacrament for them some week-day. As I am making arrangements to go to Philadelphia, I cannot; but I have directed them to you, and I trust you cannot refuse. I hope your labours are blessed, and souls given you for your hire, or if not arrived at that point yet, that the attention of the people is increasing.
"Our love to M. and yourself;-all well.
The foregoing extracts are made, not only with a desire of presenting those feelings and sentiments which in the abstract are interesting, but also of illustrating more fully, various circumstances in my brother's history.
VIEW OF HIS NEW SCENE OF LABOUR IN PHILADELPHIAEXTRACTS FROM ONE OF HIS FIRST SERMONS.
My brother's first efforts in his new sphere of labour in Philadelphia, display his anxious solicitude under the weight of responsibility resting upon him; also the path, which, through Christ strengthening him, he was determined to pursue. Sabbath morning, October 28th, 1821. He took as the text of his first sermon, 1 Corinthians, ii. 2: "For 1 determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified."-I would gladly present some extracts from this sermon, but I have not been able to find it among his manuscripts. Having thus in the morning been directed to point out his important duties in connexion with the people, in the afternoon he was led to enlarge more particularly on their duties towards himself and the common cause of the Gospel in which they were engaged. He preached from 1 Thessalonians, v. 25: "Brethren pray for us.”
In the introduction he observes-"The Apostle Paul was distinguished for every thing that could adorn human nature. His mind was vigorous and active. He was learned both in the wisdom of the Jews and of the Greeks. He was improved by an intercourse with the chief men of his nation. He was endowed with the Spirit from on high, which sanctified and made him a vessel for his Master's use. He was appointed a leader in the Christian host. The power of working miracles was dispensed to him. The career of his labour was a career of triumph; idols vanished