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Boon county, Missouri, July 10, 1848. On the 1st instant brother D. P. Henderson, of Illinois, commenced a woekly meeting in Columbia, which closed last night. It was a most agreeable and pleasant meeting, and the interest seemed to increase to the conclusion. Brother Henderson has enthroned himself in the affections of the brethren, and greatly endeared himself to our citizens generally, by his works of faith and labor of love. Eight made the good confession, and were straightway immersed, (one of them a Methodist,) and one Baptist united. The 4th of July we celebrated religiously: on that day these interesting young persons came out and took their stand upon the foundation of Apostles and Prophets.
On Wednesday the 5th, we had meeting at our friend Theodoric Jenkins, near Bonne Homme; two of his daughters confessed the Saviour and were immersed. Oh! how it made the heart of their aged grand mother, our beloved old sister Duncan, bound with joy, when these two daughters of her lately departed daughter, sister Jenkins, dedicated themselves to the Lord. Thank the Lord for the visit of brother Henderson to our congregation, and the success with which his labors have been attended!
During the same time brother Allen Wright was conducting a meeting with great success in Rochport. It closed also on yesterday evening with some twenty additions. Brothers H. Thomas and M. P. Wills were with brother Wright a few of the last days of the meeting.
July 18th.—This morning I returned from a trip to Mount Pleasant, in Howard county. Brother Henderson was with me, and being a stranger was the principal speaker, and faithfully did he proclaim the word for three days to vast crowds. We had three additions-one of them being one of the oldest among and the most respectable citizens of the county; another was the amiable widow of our beloved brother Caruth, who died triumphantly as a Christian a few weeks ago; another was a Methodist lady, who was buried with the others by baptism.
The good cause is prospering in our country-even in these seasons of general apathy.
T. M. ALLEN. Centreville, Bourbon county, Ky., July 21, 1848. I have been attending a meeting at Antioch in this county, since last Saturday morning. Brothers J. G. Tompkins, G. Moore, and John Dearborn were with us during portions of the meeting Twelve additions were obtained one of a reclaimed individual. Brother D. bids fair to become an efficient and useful man in the cause of Christ, if spared. Oh! how encouraging to see the young and the gifted devoting all their powers nobly in the best cause ever advocated. They will be sustained—the Lord proinises, and his people will do their duty. The cause is destined to a glorious triumph. May Heaven smile upon and bless. abundantly both you and yours!
JOHN ALLEN GANO.
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 27, 1848. I closed a protracted meeting in Augusta, nine miles north of this place, on last Lord's day ntght, which lasted nine days. I gave twenty discourses, and we had sixteen additions—ten by confession and immersion, three reclaimed, one from the Methodists, who had been immersed. The others had all been immersed. We gained both the merchants of the place, une of the Justices, and the wise of the other, with a good prospect for more additions when I visit them again.
J. B. NEW.
Moulton, Alabama, August 12, 1818. Brother Dunn Collinsworth and myself have gained fourteen to the army of the faithful recently.
Louisa county, Va., August 20, 1848. It is a most delightful message of salvation and rejoicing in the Lord that I seize this moment to communicate. The Lord be praised for his good
ness! On the Saturday before the third Lord's day in July, brethren Coleman, Goss, and Hunter held, with the brethren at Garrett's, a meeting of several days, and gained twelve valuable accessions.
Brother Coleman commenced a protracted meeting at Giiboa on the 3d Lord's day of this month Brethren Bagby and Hunter attended on the commencement. We had faithful preaching; but, though the congregation was large and attentive, there were no indications of success. The next day being very rainy, there was no meeting. Having a sick son, our beloved brother Bagby went home. Brethren Coleman and Hunter continued the meeting. On Tuesday we had 2 accessions--Wednesday, 14– Thursday, 9. Brother Hunter now left for Scottsville, where brethren Coleman, Goss, and others had engaged to hold a meeting. Brother Coleman remained with us. On Friday we had 5 more additions—on Saturday, none-on Sunday 6. Here we were compelled to close in the midst of a great amount of interest; but, at the water, on Monday morning, we received another confession. Thus, we gained during the meeting thirtyseven additions, nearly all young. I doubt whether, for intelligence and weight of character, they were ever surpassed. I wish I could name them all; but as you would not recollect them, I will only say that my sons, John and Edmund, Dr. Wm. J. P's son David, and Dr. J. W. P's daughter Mary, whom you kuow, are amongst the number. May God preserve them all from evil and own them in the great day!
MADN. PENDLETON. OF Since this communication, we learn that regular accessions have been making to this most exemplary congregation—till the number has reached upwards of sixty souls. The good cause seems to be reviving with unusual energy in many parts of our great country, and we especially rejoice at its success in that congregation where I first took my seat among the disciples of Christ, and where still assemble almost all my rery near relatives in the flesh and so many of those whom I knew and esteemned in earlier years. May the Lord preserve them unblameable till his coming!
W.K. P. Louisville, Kentucky, August 25, 1848. A meeting of sixteen days continuance, at Middletown, closed a few days ago, with thirty-six additions, nearly all by confession and immersion. The church being small and feeble, received much strength in this mighty conquest of truth. We left them happy in the Lord, and, as we trust, determined for eternal life. To God, through Jesus Christ, be the praise forever. Amen! Brethren Helm and Noyes co-operated with your humble servant in the good work.
Flat Rock, Va., September 1, 1848. We have had with us lately brother N. Short and brother Hunter, who labored faithfully with us at Corinth, in Powhatan county, for some five or six days. Their labors were blessed with three additions to the church by baptism; one of them, I believe, a Methodist lady. Truly, in this section of country the harvest is great and the laborers few. We pray the God of the harve:t to send more laborers into the field, that much good may be done in the name of his holy child Jesus. Our little church here, of some thirty-five or forty members, is united and firm; and we pray God that it may be enabled to make its light shine, that others seeing its good works, may be constrained to glorify our Father in heaven.
Washington county, Indiana, September, 1848. The churches composing the Silver Creek district held their annual meeting this summer at Martinsburg, 17 miles norih-west of New Albany, commencing on Friday before the 4th Lord's day in August; at which meeting the following churches were reported by letter, viz.Churches. Received by letter. Éxcluded.
Total. Jeffersonville, 11
60 Silver Creek,
156 Mount Eden, 6
no report. Pleasant Ridge, 12
35 New Albany,
180 Mooresville, 3
69 Muddy Fork,
867 The above statistic serves for one year, ending Friday before the fourth Lord's day in August, 1848.
Our present meeting closed with 9 additions—6 by immersion. Oh! that men would praise the Lord, for his mercy endureth forever!
J. L. MARTIN.
Boon county, Mo., September 5, 1848. I returned home from a several days' meeting, held at Richland, Howard county, on Thursday last. Thirty-four additions were obtaine i up to Wednesday evening, and eighteen of them on that day. Brothers Allen Wright and T. N. Gaines remained to continue the meeting under very flattering prospects, with brother Burton, the resident preacher.* This evening I closed a meeting of three days, 8 miles north of me in this county, with four additions, and as the prospects were encouraging for other additions, I expect to resume my labors in that vicinity on Saturday.-Brothers Crisman and Ridgeway were with me.
I have just received a letter from brother Fox, of Paris, dated September 1st, urging me to come to their aid in Monroe. He says, "Brother H. Thomas is now conducting a meeting at Madison in this county; 41 addi
tions, and prospects for good increasing as the meeting progresses. He has fately had 70 additions at Houston, in Marion county, and brother Henderson had between 40 and 50 additions in Palmyra.”
What a glorious triumph for truth in Missouri! Praised be the Lord! Oh! that we had more efficient laborers! Young brethren, where are you? Will none of you buckle on the armor and bear an humble and gallant part in this heavenly enterprize? Oh! forget the things that are behind, and henceforth fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life.
The brethren have doubtless given you the particulars of these interest. ing me gs. Let us thank God and take courage.
T. M. ALLEN. P.S. September 12th.–To-day I concluded a four days meeting at Mount Maria in this county. Four persons heard, believed, and were baptized. Brother M Chesney, from Kentucky, was present one day and gave one discourse, and brother Crisman was present aiding all the meeting. Truly, we have had an interesting time in Missouri.
T. M. A. Pleasunt Grove, Texas, September 5, 1848. Dear brother Campbell-Being a stranger to you in person, yet, I trust, of kindred spirit in the gospel, I take pleasure in addressing you. Being
* The meeting closed at Richland with 54 additions,
in a wilderness country almost, yet we have the gospel with us. I bare just returned home from a three days meeting, some 30 miles from home. We had 3 additions. On the 3d Lord's day in August we held a ineering 12 miles north of this, at Liberty congregation, where we had 21 additions. We are very weak here as to laborers in the gospel, and have to contend against opposing sects. We greatly desire to see some efficient young men come among us.
There could be great good done. The world is anxious to hear the truth, and I have great hope that it will shortly prevail in this part of the world.
S. B. WILMETH. Three Springs, Maury county, Ten., September 9, 1848. Since the first day of last month, 44 persons, at meetings I attended, ciconfessed with the mouth the Lord Jesus." Praised be the Lord!
J. K. SPEER.
Dillon, Illinois, September 21, 1848. The church at this place has not been gaining any for several years; but we thank God that the prospect brightens again. On Saturday last our excellent brother Waiter - Bowls, assisted by brother J. A. Lindsey, commenced a meeting here. The result was seven by immersion, five or six reclaimed, and several joined who had been previously immersed. A meeting at Walnut Grove, carried on at the same time near brother Davenport's, resulted, as I learn, in 48 confessions up to Monday noon; brethren Henderson, Proctor, Davenport, and others in attendance. The fields are agein getting ripe for the harvest.
C. GILL Wainficet, Canada West, October 6, 1818. Since I saw you at the Canfield and Bedford meetings, nine persons have obeyed the gospel, chiefly through the instrumentality of brother Daniel Stewart, who is now laboring with us. Six of the above number were baptized in Lake Erie, on the shore of which were assembled about two hundred persons, who were perfectly astonished at the scene. The winds roared, the rains descended, and the billows tumbled; notwithstanding all which the candidates advanced boldly and joyfully into the agitated vaters, the multitude beholding in silence and with deep interest. It is, I presume, encouraging to you to hear of the progress of truth in this Province. We all sympathize with, and wish to see you very much. We look with perfect contempt upon the conduct of your tiger-like persecutors in Scollaud. It seems as is an avenue of the bottomless pit burst open there, heaving forth furious locusts, eager to devour. Your opponeuts in Europe and America on the subject of slavery, may foam, and snarl, and bite; bu. they never can shake your views on that topic, irrefutably. sustained by the oracles of heaven. The Lord protect and make you a blessing to myriads!
A. CLENDENAN. I am glad to hear that brother Daniel Stewart is in the field of labor, and hope to hear of his increasing usefulness.
Bethany, Va., October 9, 1848. The months of August and September were spent by me in proclaiming the gospel in Western Virginia and Pennsylvania. The result was 41 additions to the church of God.
Indianapolis, October 12, 1848 I held a four days meeting in Hanover, Shelby county, Ia., embracing the second Lord's day in last inonth, when we had 13 additions-12 by confession and immersion—all in the bloom of youth. From thence I went to Williamsburg, Johnson county, preached nine days, and had 8 additions; 4 by confession and immersion, and one from the Baptists; the others liad been immersed. From thence I went to the state meeting in Rush county,