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sionally sent, to visit this quarter of the Island; but, from causes unknown, those invitations had never been accepted. By the Conference this year, he received his appointment to the city of New-York, and prepared accordingly to leave New-London. He had already engaged a passage, put his trunk on board the Packet on Monday morning, and was ready to embark, when, in consequence of a contrary wind, it was thought necessary to defer the departure of the vessel until the next day. Brother Lee returned, and spent the evening in his room. While pouring out his soul in secret devotion, he felt in his heart an unusual glow of love to God and concern for the salvation of Men, an impression, which no reasoning could remove, weighed with force upon his mind, that it was his duty immediately to visit Southold, and there proclaim the crucified Saviour. The struggles of his mind, kept him awake the greater part of the night, but at length he yielded to the sacred impulse of duty: The state of Long Island, being presented to his view, in a point of light, so vivid and interesting that he determined, forthwith to pursue the path which divine wisdom appeared to designate. To excite your admiration of the disposals of an all intuitive and superintending providence, I need only remark, that these exercises of the zealous minister of Christ took place exactly at the same time, and on the same evening, that the little company were pleading with God in the grove at Southold. How nearly parallel with the case of devout Cornelius related Acts 10.

In the morning Brother Lee applied to the presiding Elder, or more probably to Bishop Asbury, who it is supposed was at that time in town, for permission to change his destination and make a visit to Southold. This permission obtained, he crossed the sound on the same day, landed a short distance from the town, and was soon conducted to the house of Mrs. Moore. His arrival was no sooner announeed, than the pious lady came herself to the door, and welcomed him with the Christian simplicity of former times, “Come in thou blessed of the Lord, come in." Brother Lee entered, but his heart was too full for utterance, he could only vent his feelings with tears of wonder and joy. After the lapse of a few minutes, he related the manner and cause of this unexpected visit; and heard, from the lips of Sister Moore, a recital of what had occurred, relative to herself and those associated with her, particularly on the previous evening. Both, struck with the remarkable coincidence of facts, united with grateful praise, to adore the astonishing goodness of God.

Brother W. Lee spent four or five weeks among the affectionate friends, which he found in this place, and then repaired to his station in New-York. In the following Spring, Brother J. Clark formed a Class of about twelve members, some of which remain to the present day, but others have departed to a glorious reward in the skies. The little band struggled for many years through innumerable difficulties. But the auspicious day has arrived, "The set time to favour Zion has come," and the happy remnant, who went forth with weeping, bearing precious seed, return with rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them. From this beginning arose the present society of sixty members.

The gospel of the Kingdom flourishes. I have told what God has done only in one solitary corner; But it is no new thing to hear that God pours out his spirit upon his people, in these latter days. The tidings of new accessions to the cause of religion, daily, salute our glad ears, and add fresh vigour to exertion. I cast my eyes with interest, over the wide field. Delightful prospect! abundant harvest! Honoured reapers!—Honoured to serve the King of kings. Happy do I feel myself, very Dear Sir, if even permitted to follow the more skilful and experienced reapers, and collect the gleanings of a Harvest so glo

rious.

I am Dear Sir, respectfully Yours, &c.
REV. S. MERWIN.

JOHN M. SMITH.

POETRY.

For the Methodist Magazine.

THE DAY

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WAKE heavenly Muse, attune thy noblest lay,
And sing the glorious, long predicted day,
When, rob'd in majesty, our God shall come,
Thron'd on a cloud, to call his children home.
The time shall come, when num'rous years are
o'er,

Th' eternal day shall dawn, to close no more;
O glorious day! O morning most sublime!
The brightest era of revolving time!

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JUDGMENT.

Judgment begins; the books are open'd wide
On either hand the gath'ring crowds divide ;
While all in heav'n, in earth, and hell draw near,
Their great, decisive, destiny to hear.

Rang'd on the right, the just in order stand,
Rob'd all in white, and palms in every band;
While on the left promiscuous crowds appear,
Pale with affright, and chill'd with torturing fear.
Judgment proceeds, the Saviour claims his own,
And graceful rising from his glitt'ring throne,
"All hail ye blest," he cries," to you are given,
Crowns of bright glory, and a seat in heaven.”

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Observations on Genesis iii. 8.

Remarks on Acts xix. 1, 2.

Remarks on Acts xxiii. 2-5.

The darkness at our Saviour's crucifixion, su-

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DIVINITY.

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Remarks on the Curses in Psalms,

Observations on Matthew x. 5. by a late emi-

BIOGRAPHY.

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SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATED.

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Matthew xxi. 14. and Mark xi. 12. illustrated, 262

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⚫ Translation of St. Basil's Homily, "On the
Faith." By H. S. Boyd,

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A short and candid view of Popery, in a ser-
mon preached at the old Jewry, Nov. 3 1754.
by Charles Bulkley.

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Contemplation on the Starry Heavens,
The care which Providence takes of animals
during the winter season

Extract from Mr. Hunter's Introductory Lec-
ture on Anatomy,

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Account of the Rev. Mr. Thompson, of St. Gen-
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The magnificence, beauty and harmony of
the works of God,
Origin and Propagation of Light, according
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On the Wisdom and Goodness of God in crea-
tion,
On the Faculty of Memory,

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD DISPLAYED.

17 Virtues of the Guaco-Plant.
The Wonders of Vision,

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the East,

96 Thoughts on St. Paul's doctrine of Justifica-
tion,
416, 460
420

Remarks on 1 Cor. xiii. 12.'

Memoir of the Rev. James Rogers,
294
Memoir of the Rev. John Elliot 329, 369, 409
A short memoir of the Rev. William Wayne,
a local minister in the M. E. C. at George-
town, South Carolina.

THE GRACE OF

Short Memoir of Mrs. Hannah Howe, writ-
ten by her husband,

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Memoir of Miss Ursula Millward, of Evesham,
64, 103
An Account of the Conversion and Death of
Sarah Tomlinson, of Stratford, Connecticut, 149
A short account of the last Illness and Death of
Susan Wyvak

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Illustration of Matthew xvi. 27.

Illustration of Matthew xxviii. 19.

Uses to which Ancient Ruins are converted in

Observations on the scriptural account of the
time at which the disciples came to the se-
pulchre of Jesus,

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Mind and Matter essentially distinct,
Remarkable effects of a Monsoon in the East
Indies,
Preservation of Nine Persons who were shut
up in a Coal pit six days,
On the works of Creation,

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425, 463

An account of the conversion of two men,
by means of a few words spoken in conver-
sation,

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GOD MANIFESTED.

Memoir of Mrs. Mary Ann Peaco,
Memoir of Mrs. Anna Nickerson,

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304, 542

A short account of the conversion of H. B. II.
in the neighbourhood of Wilmington, N. C.
in a letter to a friend,
385
Memoir of Mrs. Penelope Goulding Coke, by
her husband, the Rev. Thomas Coke. L.L.L. 427

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