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his opponents, or patiently ex. not be doubted that you are veamine their arguments
Dur- ry confident of the rectitude of Ing the ministry of the Messiah, your opionions ; for great self the Jewish clergy, as well as confidence generally comes in others, had a blessed opportu. to fill up the void where cannity to acquire knowledge and dor is wanting. What class of to correct the errors which men were ever more confident they had received by tradition. than those who murdered the But with regard to the majori. Lord of glory? Do you think ty of them, he laboured in vain yourselves to be of the most and spent his strength for ' pious sect? So did they. Are nought. They were so uncan- you very precise in some did that they despised and re- things ? So were they. Have jected him; they either refus- you many adherents or coadjued to attend on his ministry, or tors whom you esteem as the attended with a desire to catch best of men ? So had they. something out of his mouth But notwithstanding all these which they could make a flattering circumstances, by an ground of accusation or calum- uncandid spirit they were misny. Thus in every age an un- led, deceived and perhaps forcandid
temper stands in the ever undone. In view of their way of religious improvement. example, let him who thinketh With the fatal example of the he standeth take heed lest he Jews belore their eyes, how fall. many there are in different
The same unfortunate dissects at this day, who indulge position prepares a person'to the spirit wbich proved the ru- disregard or misapply the adin of thousands of that people. monitions of Providence, and
But the uncandid of every to despise the friendly endeavsect will probably plead, that ours of his brethren to conthey are on the side of truth, vince him of error. In times which was not the case with of public calamity, a person of the Jews. To this plea this temper will be very ready may reply:
to confess the sins of others, First. If you are on the right and to proclaim them as the side of any question in debate, procuring cause
of divine you have obtained mercy of the judgements ; bút less dispose Lord, and have reason to be ed to lay his hand upon his both humble and thankful. But
own heart and
« Lord is the kindness of God to you what have I done ?" The ens a reason why you should be deavours of others to convince unkind to your erring breth. him of error or danger will Ten ? But
probably be treated with disSeeond. Does not your want dain. á Thou wast altogether of candor towards others afford born in sin, and dost thou teach strong ground to suspect the us,” was once the language of correctness of your own opin- uncandid men. Moses showed ions, and that your i nquiries himself to his brethren thc Is. have been very partial It will raelites was they strore, and
would have set them at one a. neighbour wrong thrust him ar gain, saying, sirs, ye are brethe way, saying, who made thee a Len, why do ye wrong one to judge and a rụler over us." another ? But he that did his
EXERTIONS OF THE FRIENDS TO CIVILIZE THE INDIANS,
Continued from page 47. AFTER completing their bu- been very much pleased to find siness with the tribes mention- you have so much ground in.ed in the last Number, the closed by good fences, and so Committee proceeded to Sto- considerable a quantity of corn ny Creek on the head waters growing. of the Great Miami river. 66 Brothers ! We are now This vitlage is composed of satisfied that you are beginning eight tribes, “ Miamies, Min- to see your true interest, and goes, Shawanoes, Sennecas, we hope you will not permit Cayagas, Munsies,Onondagoes, any small discouragement to and Delawares ; and is esti-, turn you out of the way which mated at 400 persons." Are you are just getting into. rangements were made for a This path if steadily pursued council, five chiefs attended by you, must in a few ycars and a considerable number of lead you to comfort and plenty. other persons. At which time, “ Brothers! We have very say the Committee, we delive much rejoiced to hear from ered the following communi- your wbite neighbours that cation to them :
your general deportment has 6 Brothers! Your friends been such as to secure to you the Quakers at Baltimore have the universal respect and good directed us as we passed near will of all of them. This is a your village to call and take very strong proof of your good you by the hand on their bc- conduct, and we will not fail half, and see what progress to communicate it to your you are making on your farms. friends at Baltimore, and also
“ Brothers ! Having some to your father the President of time ago heard through your the United States. good friend, John Johnson, that “ Brothers ! We have also you were in want of some tools, heard with great satisfaction
you in the cultivation of that you have for a considerayour lands, they requested him ble time past entirely banished to hand you a few of such as strong drink from your village. they thought would be most This measure, if persevered useful to you ; we hope that in, will be of the greatest insince you received them you portance and most lasting ben. have diligently used them for efit to you. the purposes for which they « Brothers ! As long as you were intended.
conduct yourselves so correct166 Brothers ! Since we have ly, we shal fee ourselves been in your village we have bound to extend to you all the
assistance in our power. The “ Brothers ! I will mention Great Spirit will never permit your words to all my people your friends to abandon you, who are not here, to the old while you thus continue your men, to the young men, and to exertions to do right ; our the women and children, that means of aiding you are not they may bear in remembrance now very extensive,' but you the good 'advice that you give may rely upon our doing all we can to encourage you.'
“ Brothers ! The observaIn reply Captain Lewis, one tion of the white people that of the chiefs, observed :
we do them no harm-is true ; “ My Brothers and friends ! because, knowing that the We feel very much rejoiced Great Spirit has made this that the Great Spirit has island for his children to live brought us together this day. on, in love to each other as It is indeed a high satisfaction brothers ought to do, we rethat we are permitted this day strain our people from doing to meet you ; the long jour. any body damage. ney that you have made to visit Brothers ! It is now, and us, prove's to us your good has been for a considerable disposition towards us.
We time past, our sincere desire believe that you have been to turn our attention to the cul. moved by the Great Disposer tivation of our land. Your adof all things to undertake 'so vice this day' encourages us in great a journey to see your this determination.
We canbrothers and sisters whom not look round us without seeyou have this day met here ;- ing how the white people live, every one that is now present, and we resolve to follow their both old and young, men, wo example. The game is gone and men and children are rejoiced will never return to our counin their hearts to see you and try, and the hunter loses his have the opportunity to hold time ; it is a 'thing that will you by the hand.
continue to run before us, but “ Brothers ! Every one that that which we raise will never you see here has been much leave us, it will continue to pleased to hear you talk; we become more and more tame.' can not find words to explain “ Brothers! We wish also the gratitude we feel for your to observe to you that we now kindness.
see it right to employ our time “ Brothers ! Your talk has in a way that will be permamade a great impression upon rently useful, because our laour hearts, and we fully be. bour will not then be lost, but, lieve what you say :
John when we
are gone, will be Johnson and Colonel McPher beneficial to our children and son, and other good men have those who come after usitold us the same things, and this is a general sentiment we are fully convinced it is the amongst us, and has contributtruth.
ed to strengthen us in the re
solution to adopt the mode of erable time past had been free living which we have
from intoxication. amongst the white people. The Deputation from Balti.
“ Brothers! It was a great more add in a Postscript to satisfaction to hear a few days the Report that they were inago from our friend, John formed by " the United States' Johnson, that our brothers the Agent, who has the charge of Quakers still remembered us. the Wyandots at Upper SanWhen he delivered to us the dusky, that these Indians have Articles which you sent us, we almost entirely abandoned the received them thankfully, and use of spiritous liquors, and they afforded us great encour- very generally adopted habits agement, because we
of industry--that at the late convinced that you would con- council held near Piqua, not tinue to help us, if we would one from this village had been continue to do the best we drunk ; that notwithstanding could for ourselves.
they received at that time from “ Brothers! We hope that the Government 3,500 dollars the Great Spirit, the Maker in cash, on account of their of all things, will bless this annuities, and as an indemnity day : he is witness of the sin- for their losses during the cerity of our present talk ; and late war, and many efforts were we pray him that he will con- made by designing people to vey you safe back to
your induce them to purchase drink, homes-that when you get they resolutely refused to there you may have the satis- spend any part of their moncy faction to find your families all in that way ; but concluded to well ; and in our names take take the whole of it home, and the old people and all our apply it in the improvement brothers the Quakers by the of their houses and procuring hand, and that he will bless farming utensils." the good works in which you The following paragraph of are engaged."
the Postscript by the members The Committee farther re- from Baltimore is too interport that they were informed esting to be abridged : by Col. McPherson, Assistant “ It also appears that the United States' Agent, that Wyandots have an excellent these Indians had more than mill seat at their village on 500 acres of land inclosed by the Sandusky river; and that good fences-200 acres of corn they, as well as the Indians planted many of them good near Stony Creek, are extremegardens ; that they had 70 ly anxious to have mills built, head of cattle, some hogs and and receive some instruction a sufficient number of horses; in the farming business. Capthat these Indians had uniform- tain Lewis, when we left his ly conducted themselves ex- town, accompanied us several tremely well, were generally miles on our journey ; and on industrious, and for a consid- parting from us most earnesttheir crops.
Jy entrcated that Friends would feel the force of their ancient not forget his village. He habits opposing itself to the stated to us that his people change, which they know to were willing and anxious to be essential to their very exwork, but that they were very istence ; and with an anxious ignorant, and in great need of solicitude, they are looking instruction ; and that if we towards Friends to throw in could do no more he hoped we their , aid and rescue them would send one of our young from the destruction which men, if it should only be to they now believe otherwise remain with them three or awaits them -These considfour months, to show them erations, added to the unboundhow to put in and manage
ed confidence which they apIt is therefore pear to have in our Society, our opinion, that these Indians the lively gratitude they mani- .. have a strong claim upon the fest for the assistance already sympathy and attention of furnished to them, and the Friends. Their situation is strong affection which they peculiarly calculated to awak- generally feel towards us, en the commiseration and ex- cannot, we hope, fail to excite cite the active benevolence of Friends to a renewed and more all who feel for the sufferings vigilant attention to the highly of their fellow men; they are interesting and important con: themselves now fully convin- cern in which
we are em, ced, that they have no alterna- barked.” tive but to abandon their form- (Signed) James ELLICOT, cr habits and apply themselves
Pailip E. THOMAS to agriculture, or become to- The whole number of the tally extinct as a people. At several tribes of Indians in the same time many of them Ohio, in 1815, was 3650.
SOCIETY OF SAINTS IN NORWAY. THB following particulars wards left the employment in have been collected from a which he had been engaged, Tract printed inLondon in 1815. that he might devote himself
About 30 years prior to the to the will of God. He traveldate of the Tract a man by led on foot into different parts the name of Hans Neilson of the country, and into DenHough, was on board a boat mark, endeavouring to impress which by some accident was on the minds of people the overset, and he was in immi- necessity of repentance, nent danger of losing his life. turning to the Lord ; and of In his extremity he cried to attending to the light of truth the Lord for deliverance, and in the heart to enable them to promised, is God would pre- keep his commandments. As serve him at that time, he he could not unite with
of would serve him as long as he the churches with which he Should live. He soon after- was acquainted, he endeavour.