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" Dear Harriot :-I arrived in Baltimore this morning, Tuesday, at two o'clock : attended the funeral of Bishop Kemp. Dr. Wyatt delivered an impressive address. Attendance of people very large. He was buried a little out of town. Bishop Onderdonk came to the funeral. We travelled together, and he officiated by reading a part of the funeral service this morning.

“Last evening I came along the road where Bishop Kemp received his wounds. I saw the spot, and had a very particular description from the driver of No. 1 stage, by the side of whom I rode.

“ The Bishop, on Friday last, left Philadelphia at twelve, arrived at Newcastle; started thence in stage No. 5. There were ten stages in number. The stage in which he rode had a driver who was intoxicated. When within a little more than three miles from Frenchtown, the driver endeavoured to pass two other stages before him. Those stages were going in a walk. In order to pass them, the Bishop's driver turned off the road on to a green sward upon the left. He was going in a trot. Presently he came to a large hole six feet deep, whence they took gravel to make the turnpike. In the bottom of the hole were some stone, which some time ago were taken from a neighbouring field. When the stage came to that hole, it was turned bottom upwards. A stone large as “a gallon jug" lay higher than the other stone, and upon that the Bishop's head fell. They took him up, put him into another stage; but a mile further on, took him out, and left him in a house until they came with a stage with a bed in it. Thence took him to the steamboat and home.

“He had his senses, and trusted his Saviour would receive him. He rests now in the burial-ground, and the diocess of Maryland is without a Bishop. The Lord overrules every thing, and he will make all to be well.

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“Mr. Stavely may take the part of this letter concerning Bishop Kemp, without my name, if he pleases.

“Bishop Onderdonk returns this evening. I go to Georgetown to-morrow.”—“ Love to every body. The Lord reigneth.”-“Baltimore, at Henshaw's, Tuesday, 3 o'clock."


" At Mr. Key's, GEORGETOWN, D. C. ?

Thursday. “I am, dear Harriot, very well, and have been well from the day I saw you. Half past six o'clock on Wednesday morning, I came in company with Mr. Henshaw, &c., from Baltimore. Came to Georgetown; attended the Education Society ; saw Mr. Meade and others. Could you be here it would please you. Mr. Bedell preached last night, and I am to hold forth to-night. The prospect is, that I may leave here in to-morrow's stage. I am not able to tell whether I stay Sunday in the District, or not. I shall rejoice to be at home, in God's good time. Give love to all."

“ November 3d, Saturday.

At the Rev. Mr. Hawley's Washington. As, dear Harriot, it gives you a pleasure to know of my movements, on Thursday evening, after my last letter to you, I spake a word for my blessed Lord, in the pulpit of the Rev. Mr. Gray, in Georgetown. Friday I came to Washington, and dined at brother Hawley's. Last evening brother Meade preached in Hawley's Church. To-morrow I am engaged to preach for brother Johns, who preaches in the City Hall-young Mr. Johns this is. Mr. Johns of Frederick was here. Dr. Milnor, of New York, is here also. Dr. Milnor preached for brother Hawley last Thursday night. I saw Thomas. Took tea last Wednesday afternoon with him at Mrs. Forrest's in Georgetown. I am glad to find he is about building another new Church, a few miles from the place he lives in. This proves he is not labouring in vain. He seems to be pretty well. Last night I staid at Dr. Lovell's, (Mrs. L., formerly Miss Mansfield.) She is very kind. I shall remain there while I continue in the city, at least as much as my time will allow-It will be rather short.

6 I found a niece of Mr. Pechin's, one that formerly belonged to my Bible Class ; she is a very pious woman; married, and Mr. Johns boards at her house. I am in no want of friends.

66 Brother Hawley, Dr. Milnor and myself, dine at the President's this afternoon. Tuesday next, I am expected to dine with the Secretary, Mr. Clay. " Mr. Bedell goes on Monday with Mrs. B., &c.

As they move in a dearborn, it will take at least six days for him to get home. I may go to Alexandria on Monday, or I perhaps shall leave here on Monday for Baltimore. My time of leaving is undetermined. When once I see Philadelphia, I shall probably not go away again for some time."

Your's, BENJAMIN ALLEN." In a letter to myself, he expresses his joy at the prospect of a considerable extension of the Redeemer's kingdom

“Pray for the whole world. The Jews are beginning to come in. The Armenian Christians, in and near Constan. tinople, have recently rosolved to abandon their corruptions. The Society Isles, and the Sandwich Isles, are receiving the Gospel. The Mission in Palestine is producing fruit. One convert, at the last accounts, was six months imprissoned, because of his conversion. The days of the spread of the Gospel most certainly are coming. Many run to and fro-knowledge increases."

“How great the privilege we possess. May our hearts yield in gratitude, as some token of our love. Oh Lord, draw us, that we may run after thee. Dear Thomas, truly your's.





I present the following additional extracts from my brother's correspondence with myself

“PHILADELPHIA, January 24th, 1822. “Dear Thomas: — I hope the blessing of the Head of the Church attends your labours, and that you are devoting all your energies, and praying with all your ferveney, for the outpouring of the Spirit upon yourself, your wife, child, and congregations. Our poor, dear father, ought not to be forgotten by us. He may yet be restored to us; for that we should most fervently pray. Give our love to Magaret, and kiss Mary Treby for us. “ Your's, as ever,


“ February 16th. “Our father, we must pray for him-I scarce know what more, except making him as comfortable as in our power."

“My Bishop is an amiable man."

“I would recommend to you one thing, which I think will increase your usefulness; and that is, committing at least one sermon a week to memory, say your morning discourse. From experience, I am satisfied it will more than repay, in an increase of usefulness, and you can still extemporize at funerals, &c. It is by no means as difficult as you might suppose. May the Lord direct and bless you and your's and give us both many souls for our hire.”


6 November 7th. “ Your pleasure in adding to your communion must be great. May the Lord add more and more of such as shall be saved. Your riding about and preaching from house to house, has its peculiar pleasures. I often think a preaching tour for a week, would be quite a pleasure, and I hope some day to go with you a round, but not at present. My duties are numerous. Oh, for grace to perform them. Pray for me, I beseech you, that Satan do not gain any advantage over me."

“ January 28th, 1823. “ Your's came duly. Could you not get into the stage and come and see me; then we might confer. 'Twould give me great pleasure.”—“R.'s Church in S. is vacant, and if you were vacant, would just suit you. But I suppose you are comfortably planted near you wife's relations.”

“ No special outpouring of the Spirit among us, but some circumstances that are encouraging. There would be much to interest and profit you, perhaps, if you would come and

Do come and labour here a little for your Master. It might have a reviving effect, and the Church has had such a blow in the defection of R., it needs help. The Lord guide you to us."

see me.

“ March 4th.-My speedy plans are sometimes not good, but sometimes necessary. It was only at the moment that any thing could have been done.”

6 The Lord may have much work for you where you are, and many souls to give. May he direct. His will is our happiness. Truly He is the best guide and provider."

“ June 27th.--Your letter was extremely acceptable, and though I have been thus long answering it, it is not because I have not thought of you much and often. May the Lord bless the little stranger, and cause her to be a

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