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as may tend to promote the interests of the settlement at Cape Mont Serrado, and to collect funds in aid of the Society, if he shall have opportunity and shall judge it proper so to do. In pursuance of a Resolution of the said Board of Managers, this letter, attested by the signatures of the President and Secretary of the Society, is given, to certify that the above named Reverend Gentleman is author. ized to act in the premises, on behalf of the Society aforesaid.

THO'S. C. JAMES, President. “ Attest: Wm. B. DAVIDSON, Secretary.”

I also give an extract of the communication from the Infant School Society

“PHILADELPHIA, March 17th, 1828. " Rev. Mr. Allen

“Respected Sir:-We avail ourselves of your kind offer of assistance to our Society, although we fear it may prove to you a troublesome commission. Will


after consulting those who are engaged and interested in Infant Schools in London, have the goodness carefully to select and purchase for our Society all the engravings published for the use of those Institutions; particularly the improved edition of Scripture Prints, and of Ornithology ?”

- .“ You will, Sir, confer an additional favour, by transmitting, during your residence in England, any information you may think useful on our subject. Wishing you a prosperous voyage, and safe return to your family and friends, “We remain, very respectfully, your’s, &c.

MARTHA G. JANEWAY, Cor. Sec'y of the Infant School Society of Pa." The following is from the Agent of the American Sun. day-School Union

6 PHILADELPHIA, March 8th, 1828. “Dear Brother Allen :-Accompanying this, I send you six copies of a Circular which I have lately prepared, embodying the principal facts respecting our Sunday-school operations in the United States, which you will make use of according to your own discretion. I hope you will be able to collect much valuable information, during your visit to England, upon the subject of Sunday-schools; and it will afford me much pleasure to hear from you when there.”- “I pray God, that you may have a prosperous voyage, that your health may be completely re-established; and that you may be restored in safety to your family and your congregation. “Sincerely,


The General Agent of the American Bible Society, thus closes his answer to my brother's inquiries

“ NEW-YORK, January 8th. “I regret the occasion which drives you to Europe ; but have no doubt, a residence in London, during the month of May, must be to you and every one who loves the Redeemer's kingdom, a continual feast.' May you find it so, and also the means of restoring perfectly your health.

“ Your's, respectfully, JOHN NITCHIE.”

In view of his separation from the people of his charge, my brother received a number of grateful testimonies that he had not laboured in vain. In a number of his Magazine he placed in his editorial the following

"PAILADELPHIA, March 19th, 1828. Among the various circumstances connected with his contemplated departure, none is more interesting to the Editor than the following expressions in testimony of the great importance, and the infinite value of those simple exhibitions of truth from the sacred page which are given in Bible-classes. Many such testimonials have been given : but these the Editor takes the liberty of publishing, because he wishes to impress upon his brethren in the ministry the

paramount duty of promoting Bible-classes. He essays the doing of this with the greater boldness, because he does not know that his own voice will ever be permitted again to address a Bible-class.

Respected Sir : As you are about to leave us for a season, I feel it incumbent upon me to write a few words to you before we part. Were I to judge by my feelings at times, I could scarcely indulge a hope, that I should be an inhabitant of earth, when you return from England ; to me my health appears to be daily declining, yet God may be pleased to lengthen out my days, and I may be permitted once more to behold you, and to hear from your lips the glad tidings of the Gospel ; yet, if this shall not be the case, I believe I can say with confidence, that you have been the favoured instrument, in the hand of God, of leading me from the paths of sin, and pointing me to the Saviour. Let this be to you a source of consolation, that at least one soul has been saved by your instrumentality ; but I trust in the last day it will be found, that many souls have been led by your teaching to seek an interest in Jesus--and should we not meet again on earth, I pray that we may meet in Heaven. With these few lines I bid you farewell, wishing you all health and happiness, having Christ for your portion and God for your friend. May you be safely conducted across the ocean, and may you be restored to your friends renewed in body and in spirit, and living solely to God, may you find that peace which passeth understanding, is the prayer of your affectionate friend.'

• As this is probably the last time, we shall meet you at the Bible-class, for some months, permit me thus to express, so far as words can do, my gratitude for the precious truths you have taught us. Under your instruction, as an instrument in the hand of God, I have been led to see my sinful. ness, and to feel my need of a Saviour. I thank you for those instructions, and I trust the remembrance of the many hours we have thus spent together, giving and receiving instruction, will never be effaced, but will be a theme of rejoicing throughout eternity. Blessed be God that he inclined

your heart to commence that good work! Be not weary in well-doing, be instant in season and out of season, and may He who hath hitherto blessed your labours, make you

the instrument of leading many more to Jesus; may he protect you from every danger, be with you upon the dangerous deep, and wheresoever you may go, restore your health, and bring you in safety home ; may you long live* to labour among us for the good of immortal souls. O, when far from here, remember in your supplications at a throne of grace, those whom you have been in the habit of meeting at the class.

• March 14th, 1828.""

I also add another, from a member of his class

" Rev. and Dear Sir :- It would be doing violence to my feelings, were I to suffer you to leave your native shore without expressing a sense of your kindness to my family and myself. As a member of the Bible-class, I am indebted to you for much pious instruction and spiritual comfort, which I trust has not been in vain. And the Christian kindness and disinterested attention with which you

soothed the dying bed of my beloved mother, has increased the debt of gratitude I owe, an hundred fold. May that God who alone can repay these labours of love, be with you, and guide you in all your wanderings ; may his goodness sweeten every soil, make every country please, and finally restore you to your family and flock richly laden with fresh proofs of his tender mercy, is the prayer of your obliged and grateful friend and servant, M. C. s.

“ Pray for us.
“ Thursday morning."

He likewise received important pecuniary aid from different sources, accompanied with similar expressions

“ PHILADELPHIA, March 13th, 1828. “ Dear Shepherd :-As thy time is not long with us, and I have not the boldness to come face to face, I hope thou wilt excuse me.

I have sat under thy voice a long time and have been fed with that manna which thy Good Mas. ter has given thee to feed thy flock. I have travelled the road through briars and thorns, and my fleece I expect is soiled in thy sight; but don't yet give her up, but call on that good Shepherd, to wash her in yon fountain and make her fit to feed on the green pasture on his right hand, who never hears his disciples without answering. Be pleased to accept this fleece, not to put thee in remembrance of thy family and flock, but when thou art offering up thy evening petition, remember me. I am sorry for thy long absence, but I am pleased with the one thou hast left in thy place. When thou embarkest for the sea, may the good Captain who commanded the waves to be still and they obeyed, be thy conductor, and may the Cherubim attend thy hammock. If thou should be encompassed around with clouds, or benighted in the wilderness, may thy candle burn more brilliant and disperse the clouds and illuminate the wilderness, that thou may go in peace where thou would wish to be: and when thou returnest, may that pillar of light conduct thee to thy family and home. May thy strength be renewed that thou mayest feed thy flock double fold and be not weary. I am one of thy sheep. Farewell."

My brother also received the following receipt, with the accoinpanying note

“ Received, Philadelphia, March 19th, 1828, from Benjamin Allen, one hundred and thirty-three dollars, thirtythree cents, for his passage in the cabin of ship Montezuma, to Liverpool.


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