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priest, sorry to be absent so long from the charms of his seraglio, may hurry homeward without caring how many colporteurs may have visited the town. He feels sure that the Gospel, which procures so many creature comforts for his domestic establishment, will not be overturned till he is done eating and drinking. This remark, however, applies mostly to those who may be called the country pastor8.
From these points of view and some others which I might mention, it will appear that the colporteur system is peculiarly suited to the wants of New Mexico. It is unimportant at present whether colporteurs or Missionaries, properly so called, are engaged in this work. It is the work, the work, that is needed, and needed now. Some five or six natives have been baptized by our Missionaries in that Territory, and a considerable interest is manifesting itself in some districts; but so far as I have been informed, all this good has been effected chiefly by colporteur labor, performed in part by our Missionaries, and in part by colporteurs under the patronage of this Society.
I have been asked, "What are the prospects of success in New Mexico 9" When this inquiry is resolved into two others, the reply is not so difficult. First, what proportion of our strength should be employed in that Territory? How many men can wisely be drafted from our ministerial corps and sent
among that stationary population! How much of our funds should be designated to a field so expensive and so much less promising as some other fields. This inquiry settled, the next is, In what manner can such a judicious outlay of strength be brought most efficiently into contact with the irreligion of the land. Having sent there all the force God's providence has placed at our disposal for such a work, what must be the plan of the campaign, and what must be the order of battle? Our General Government is at this very time called upon to answer a question similar to this. For more than a year past the Indians of New Mexico have been at war, and our troops, who carried the American flag so bravely through the terrible scenes of Cerro Gordo, Cherubusco and Chapultepec, and finally unfurled it in the plaza of the Mexican capital, have failed to subdue that handful of Indians. Why? Not because the courage, skill, or endurance of our army is at fault, nor because vast resources have not been expended, but because the mode of warfare is not adapted to the character of the foe. And when we have designated for that country all the power which its circumstances require, and when that power is brought to bear against the enemy in the most direct and efficient manner, then nothing but success ought to be expected. How much or how speedy that success will be, is not for man to inquire. Missionary duty rests on the basis of a command, and not on any conjecture as to the result. It is enough for us to know that if our available resources are properly employed, the success will be just such as heaven ordains. And I believe that with a few Missionaries located in the most populous districts of New Mexico, and with a sufficient number of colporteurs to act in concert with them, radiating from the different centres, and diffusing God's true and imperishable light wherever they go, from the nearest to the remotest towns—I believe that such a system of effort vigorously carried on, will, in the end, accomplish such results, that when we stand before the Judge of all the earth, we shall have the consciousness of fidelity to our trust, and shall hear the enrapturing plaudit falling from the lips of our Lord, Well done, good and faithful serrante.
RECEIPTS FROM MARCH 1 TO JUNE 1, 1855.
T. B. Robinson, 8. Collections by Rev. S. Boothby, Ag't : North Diamoni, J. Young, 50e.
. $133 73 April. ---Ist Bap. ch. West Gardner, in connection with Z. Morton's donation, 10. Collected by
Rev. Samuel Boothby, Agit : Industry, B. A. Higgins, 50c.; R. Trask, 1 ; J. Higgins, 50c.;
Moore Hill, T. Reckord, 50c.; Mrs. P. Woodworth, 25c. ; A Lathrop, 50c.; S. Fulsom,
, 2; John Blakeman, 5; Thomas Waterman, 1. ton, Free Will church, 9 13. North Livermore church, E Ricker, 3; Do., 12. Paris, N. Dudley, 50c.; W. Stearns, 50c.; A. Wilson, 1; M. Stearns, 1; E. Hamblin, 1; L. Thayer, 1.50; P. Noyes, 50; A. King, 1; A. Chase, 1; N. Chase, 50c.; D. Chase, 25c.; J. A. King, 50c.; M. P. King, 25c.; Others, 77c.; B. Parsons, 1; 2. Thayer, 1; P. Morse, 1; T. Stevens, 1; M. Stevens, 50c.; S. Ayerson, 25c.; Mary Cummings, 5; Thomas Stephens, 7 50. Bethel, 'Bap. ch., J. Abboit, 3; Others, 6.01; E. Foster, 3; Others, 53c. West Bethel church, 10.19. Wells, Baptist church, 30; Do. do., 10. Saco, F. W. Bap. ch collection, 7,...
6; H. C. Greeley, 3; J. C. M. Greeley, 5; N. B. Merrill, 5; John M. Thomson, 3; D. Foster,
VERMONT. March.-Saxon's River, A Friend, 50c. Collections by Rev. J. Keach, Ag't: Bennington, Bap. ch., 19.75. Shaftesbury, Bap. ch., 8,
$28 25 April.—Shaftesbury, Bap. ch., 63,...
$63 00 May.-West Enosburgh, H. M. Smith, 10. Fairfax, Bap. ch., per. Rev. J. Keach, 17,.. $27 00
West Acton, Baptist church, 14.13. East Staughton church, 6.11. South Sutton ch., 2.33.
.....$416 74 April.–1st Bap. ch., Fall River, 60.25. Collections by Rev. 0. Crane, Ag't: West Newton,
S. Davis, 10; Mrs E. Purdie, 5 Auburn Dale, G. W. Briggs, 1. Winchester, Bap. ch., 5. West Boylston ch, 19.22. Lowell, 1st Bap. ch., 40. Watertown ch., 5. Old Colony Ass., per John Brooks, 15.50. Malick ch., 5. Leominster, M. D. Richardson, 2; Mrs. Parker, 4. Barre, Bap, ch., 20. Milbury, Mr. Sylvester, 5. South Reading, B. Yale, Esq., 30. Randolph ch., 40. Charlestown ch., 37. Cambridgeport, E. Hovey, for Bible Distribution in the West, 10; Mrs. Harriet Hovey, same purpose, 20. Lancaster, B. Willard, to circulate Bibles in New Mexico, 14; Mrs. M. G. Willard, do., 10; A. F. Willard, 6. Westboro', Baptist ch., 8. Boston, C. H. Nichols, 100; Mrs. J. Loring, 10. Union, Bap. ch., 21.68; G. M. Guild, 5; $. Whitney, 5; D. Bowker, 10. Rowe St. Bap. ch., 107.81. South Reading, Rev. Wm. Heath, 5. Fitchburg, Dea. Crocker, 50c.; Fap. ch., 26.85. Littleton, Mrs. 8. Turtle, 30,..$693 81
T. Welch, 1; Rev. J.T. Smith, 2. Southington, S. Bethbey, 1; A. C. Sanford, 1; H. Clarke,
$16 50 April.--Packersville, Rev. A. Gates, 2. Mansfield, Bap. ch., 12. Collections by Rev. J. C. Mer
rill, Ag't: 2d church, Lyme, 10.60. 1st ch., Waterford, 9.75. 1st ch., East Lyme, 17. 1st Bap. ch., Hartford, 138 37; South Bap. ch., do., 152.32, per. Mr. Griswold. Deep River, Bap. ch, per W. Griswold, 40. ' 1st Bap. ch., New Haven, per Rev. S. D. Phelps, 60,
$432 04 May.--Mrs. Jane Hannah Allen, of Suffield, 10. Mystic River, Bap. ch., 2. New Britain, Bap. cl., per Rev. E. P. Bond, 7,....
ard, 1; L Sheldon, 1; C. Jenks, l; J. Glass, 5; J. Russell, 2; Rogers, 50c.; T. Horton, 50c.;
Castle Creek, Bap. ch., 8.75. Union Village, Bap. ch., 6.75. Owego. Bap. ch., Geo. Truman, 10; S. S. Truman, 10; Mrs. Sybil Stone, 10; Mrs. M. A. Pinney, 5; W. P. Raymond, 5; Collection, 3.30 Binghamton, Hon. L. Badger 5; Mrs. Griswold, 1. Courtlandville, Bap. ch., 2.75; D. Brown. 2. McLane, Mrs. T. L. Purinton, 5. Colesville, M. P. Marsh, 5; Albert Martin, 5. Harpersville, W. E. Martin. 3. Nineveh, A. P. Verrill, 5; coll., 4; J. M. Gates, 1. Penfield, i. Auburn, E L. Ford, 3; B. C. Smith, 3. Deposite, Bap. ch., 5. Troopsville, S. Munro, 7, ...
$474 69 April.--New Hartford ch , Oneida co., 42. Albion, C. F. Richards, 5. Erie, Bap. Ass, per H.
Cressey, treas , 32.21. Welsh Bap. ch., Freedom, 52. Collections from Rev. J. Keach, Ag’ı, viz. : Broadalbin, Dea. Kennicut & Daughter, 3. Northville, Bap. ch., from various members, 18.62. Providence, Bap. ch., 13.51. Crescent, J. P. Wiley, 5; Hoosick, Bap. ch., 21.25. Suillwater, S. Tompkins, 1. Po'keepsie, coll. by Dr. Babcock, 50. 1si Bap. ch., Newark, Rev. F. F. Randolph, treas., 100. Collected by Rev. J. Read, Ag't: From the estate of John Grover, deceased, late of Perry, N. Y., G. C. Chapin, executor, with interest, 235. Ovid, Bap. ch., per Mr. Harris, 7.52. Amenia, Bap. ch., per Dr. Babcock, 16. Rochester, R. Wilson, 30. Albany, Pearl St. Bap. ch., 250,
.$882 11 May:--Nineveh, H. P. Birdsdall, 1. Coll, by Rev. C. Sawyer, Ag't: Oswego, C. Smith, S; L.
Hutching, 1; James Coan, 1; D. B. Palmer, 1; S. Palmer, 2. Vermilion P. O., A. B. Mason, 50c.; S. Mason, 1; A. W. Loomis, 50c,; Mrs. H. W. Loomis, 50c.; G. P. Loomis, 1; Mrs. Loomis, 50c.; Miss M. Loomis, 25c. ; Charles Loomis, 25c.; L. Dunbar, 1; Jacob Onsier hont, 50c.; D. Phelps, 50c.; Miss Lucy Phelps, 50c.; Rev. P. Wit1, 2; R. Loomis, 1; E. Bartlett, 50c; G. Gauli, 10; N. Flanders, 50c. Hannibal, J. Dumas, 50c.; Mrs. M. A. Dumas, 25c.; J. Deale, 50c.; A. Loomis, 50c.; Mrs. A. Loomis, 25c.; C. Wiltsie, 50c.; A Widow, 250.; J B. Curtis, 1; Mrs. J. B. Curtis, 50c.; J.Griggs, 25c. : Mrs. A. Cowle, 25€.: S. Stephenson, 25c. Sou:hwest Oswego P. O., D. Merwin, 50c.; Mrs. S. Demming, 1; Others in Southwest, 4.74. Oswego, S. Clark and Others, 12.50. Scriba Corners, P. Stone and Others, 6.90. New Haven P.O., J. S Davis and Others, 4.14. Mexico, S. C. Smith and Others, 5.50. South Richland, J. N. Dewey and Others, 12.35. Pulaski, J.C. Hatch and Others, 12.10. Whiteshoro', Mr. & Mrs. Champlin, 2. Plainfield, Unadilla Forks, A. Penny & Others, 4.25. Brookfield, 500. Leonardsville, A. Brown & Others, 4. Brookfield, Wm. Brown & Others, 10. West Winfield, 0. Holmes & Others, 6.750. Collections by Rev. J. Keach, Agt., 46 : Masonville ch., Rev. M. M. Evarts, 4.50. Harmony Association, per Mr. Burrows, 45,67. Middleton and Piermont Bible Society, 5. Per Rev. J. Keach. Agt. : Hebron ch., 14; Schuylerville ch., 13.37 ; Stanfordville ch., 30.18,
NEW YORK CITY AND VICINITY.
Wm. James Todd, 25; T. W. Todd, 25; Carrie Todd, 1; Chas. H. Todd, 4; M. L. Todd, 5;
$353 47 April. —Tabernacle Bap. ch., Mrs. Jane Bleecker, 30; Mrs. Geo. Colgate, 25; John M. Bruce,
100; John M. Bruce, jr., 100; Wm. Winterton, 20; R. W. Martin, jr., 6; Mr. Anderson, 5; Jas. S. Dickerson, 10; John M. Davies, 50; Chas. C. Colgate, 25. Leight St. Bap. ch., per
Rev. J. Keach's collections, 60. McDougal St. Bap. ch., do., 34.50, Calvary Bap. ch., New York, M H. Barrett, 10; H. H. Salmon, 10; Thomas Dewey. 3; Mrs. C. C. Bleecker, 50; E. Cauldwell, 50. West 23d St. Bap. ch., Dr. Ranney, 5; A. Demarest, 2; R. W. Ran. dolph, 1; E. Shephard, 2; F. S. Miner, 5; W. Weed, 25c. Atlantic St. Bap. ch., Brooklyn, Rev. G. M. Hodge, 3; Mrs A. Sales, 1; A Friend, 50c. Pierpont St. Bap. ch., Brooklyn, viz.: Coll., 25.06; Mr. Ballard, 10; Mr. Ludlar, 5; A Friend, 1; Mrs. Conkie, 1; Mrs. Morrison, 1; P. Wickoff: 5; Mrs. Tenwick, 1; J. N. Smith, 5; Messrs Vernon, 8 Tabernacle ch., S. Otis Livingston, 25; Chas J. Martin, 20; Colgate Gilbert, 25; John Hati, 5; Thos. Goodby, 5; R. W. Martin, jr., 5. City Missionary & Bible Society, 728.15. 16th St. Bap. ch., per Rev. J. N. Taggart, 120.18. Washington Av. Bap. ch., Brooklyn, 50. 230 St Bap. ch , 10 (First Bap. ch.). Williamsburgh, 50.30. Collections by Rev. Wm. Reeves, viz.: Olive Branch ch., Wm. A. Walker, 25; P. W. Boyle, 1; Thos. Warner, 3; G. Smith, 1; W. B. Wescott, 1; C. J. Harris, 1. Stanton St. ch., J. H. Rideback, 1; Mr. G., 25c. ; Mrs. Cooper, 5; Hannah Ashford, 5; J.P. Pranckard, 2; Mr. Cole, 1; Mr. Grout, 1; Mr. Davenport, 2; Cash, 25c.; G. Sibell, 1; cash, 1; S. Dayton, 5; W. G. King, 2.50 ; Mr. Mangam, 3. Collection Young Men's Bible Society, 70. First Bap. ch., Brooklyn, Dea. Jewis, 1; L G. Wheaton, 5; collection, 57.10; Dea. H. Purser, 50; C. D. White, 10; W. Hagar, jr., 5; R. S. Bussing, 10; W. J. Bebee, 10. Oliver St. Bar ch., S. Raynor, 20; A. Rankin & Co, 10; S. Millbank, 10; Dr. Evans, 2; Miss Davies, 2; John P. Hays, 5; Elizabeth Cauldwell, 30; Wm Phelps, 100 ; M. E. Kingman, 50; Robert Edwards, 150; A. Decker, 50; Richard Stout, 50; G. T. Hope, 25.; W. H. Slocum, 5; C. S. Webb, 5; B. T. Ford, 10; W. A. Brissle, 10; Mrs. Pegg, 5. Cannon St. ch., collection, 16.44. 12th St. Bap. ch., E. D. Knower, 5; H Bergman, 5; James Berrian, 5; Mrs. Cox, 1; collection, 5. Tabernacle Bap. ch., James L. Todd, per Mr. Seaver, 15; R. M. Tucker, 10; R. G. Larcomb, 10; J. B. Hoyt, 10 ; R. Maplesdin, 30; Wm. Slokes, 5. Free Will Bap: ch., Sullivan St., per Rev. Mr. Graham, 11 37. Tabernacle Bap. ch, R. W. Martin, 25; N. C. Plait, 150. Strong Place Bap. ch., Brooklyn, 150. 12th Bap. ch., F. Smalley, per, Rev. S. Corey, 15,
town, D. E. Pointsell. 5; A. Longstreet, 5; collection, 16; Caroline Marceley, 5. 20 ch.,
$284 83 April.-Perth Amboy, Female Bible Soc., per Miss M. Manning, 3 02. Bordentown, Bap. ch.,
11.25. Jersey City, Bap. ch., 30. Baptistown, Wm. Laire, 5. Collections by Rev. C. H. Underhill, Ag't : Sandy Ridge, Bap. ch , ?. Flemington, A. Suydam, 5; Ann E. Ewing, 5; Others, 33 89. Cherryville ch., 9.30. Paterson, Mrs. Jane Rogers, 8; Others in Paterson, 26.75. New Brunswick, Bible Soc., per A. J. Stoul, 110. Female Bible Soc.,
Plainfield, 58.45. Hightstown, Bap. ch., 20. Morristown, Bap. ch., 5.50,
$338 76 May.—Rahway Bap ch , per D. Haynes, Esq., 20. Burlington, Bible Soc., per N, E. Wright,
52.07. Cherryville. Bap. ch., 15. Flemington, Bap. ch , 5 25. Per Rev. c. H. Underhill : Baptistown, Robert Lee, 5,..
131.50; Sansom St. Bap. ch., 149; Tenth Bar, ch, 25: Eleventh Bap. ch., 30 84. First Bap.
Vincent, Bap. ch., 1,
$669 76 April. -Upland, Bap. ch., per John P. Crozer, 33. Collections by Rev. J. L. Richmond, Ag'i:
Rush, Bap. ch., 6.73. Snamokin ch , 3.99. Lewisburg, Prof. Loomis, 3; Rev. H. D. Walker, 3 New Britain ch., Miss R. Mathias, 5 ; individuals, 5.65. Hilltown, Bap. ch., 3.75. Philadelphia, Miss M. B. Livingston, 100; A Friend, for Christ's sake, 2.50. Spread Eagle ch., 16.22,
March-Scott, Bap. ch.,..
$50.00 $116 001
. $110 00 3118 71