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Sharpsburg, Kentucky, August 12, 1842 It affords me great pleasure to give you an account of a meeting held at Voion Meeting House, about four miles from this, usually known by the appellation of the Tunker Church. This church was established many years ago by the labors of one of the most pious, devoted, and talented among those pious and good brethren, the Tunkers. When brother Peter Hon first commenced his lahors there, his zeal, piety, and devotion soon induced many to turn to the Lord, who even then, according to laws of these brethren, were received into the church by being immersed three times, face foremost, in a kneeling posture. Brother Hon has continued his tabors constantly from the first up to this tine, and being one among a thousand of our race who seeks the truth for the love of it, he has always been willing to give up error for the sake of trulh, and in love instruct his brethren who might differ with him. Since the commencement of this reformation he has nobly abandoned and laid aside two of his immersions, and through love and truth per. suaded all the churches under his care to do the same. A more pious and godly people I have never known. It was at this church brother F. Pool, assisted by brother P. Hon, commenced a protracted meeting on the 230 of July, and in six days there were added to That large and respectable church 45 persons, three of whom were from the Methodists, one from the Freshyterians, and one from the Baptists It was truly a time of rejoicing Brother Pool then left for Norita Middletown, to join brettiren Crihfield and Hon in Montgomery county, where, in a few days, he baptized 36; making in all 251 that brother Hon has baptized within the last 9 or 10 weeks Praised he the name of the Lord! The glory is his, the honor is bis, the cause is his, and may the truth still continue to prevail.
MOSES RYAN. Euclid, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, September 27, 1842. The meeting for Loraine, Erie, and Huron counties, coinmenced in Birmingham on the 16th of September. The cause has not yet prevailed so extensively in this part of the Reserve, and we did not expect as numerous an attendance as there was al the other an. nual meetings; but the brethren showed the same interest There was a full attendance; and, considering the state of the cause, we had as encouraging and successful a meeting as any of the others. The churches and brethren were much strengthened; and seven penisent souls turned to the Lord, and two were restored who had neglected the gospel. Meeting for next year to be held in the same place Will not the teaching brethren pay more attention to this part of the Reserve? It is particularly requested that their meet. ing for next year (comniencing Friday before the third Lord's day of September) should be well attended by the public brethreis.
The four annual meetings have done much for the gospel on the Western Reserve Besides the impulse given to the cause generally by means of the instruction and encour. agement which all received, there was an addition of a hundred and I wenty.five made to the churches,
A S. HAYDEN,
Washington, Indiana, Saptemher 22, 1842 The good cause is prospering in this place. We have had a gradual increase since I came to this place, to the amount, I think, of ahout 30. From June to September we inniersed some fourteen. On the 10ih instant we cominenced a proiracled meeling, having the labors of brother Noys, of Albany, and brother Harrison, of Vincennes; since which time we have immersed fifty-two, and have ten more ready for immersion, three of whom are from the Catholics. Several backsliders were reclaimed, and five from the Baplists united with us. But what rejoices me most of all, is, that among the impressed is a beloved daughter of my own Bless the Lord, U my soul!
BRICE W. FIELDS. Jacobs Creek, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1842. The good cause is progressing even here Since the 21st of May last we have had an addition of thirty.one by baptisma, two from the Baptists, and two by letter; total, 35. Among the haptized I am happy to say, were three of my children, two sons and one daughter Webless the Lord and take fresh courage in pursuing the Christian race. O! may we all prove faithful to him who has called us from darkness to light-from the bondage of sin and Satan, to the liberty of children of God. To his name lie all the praise now and forever! Amen!
Oneco, Stephenson county, Nlinois, July 28, 1842. The good cause is still prospering in this section. Since I last wrote you, or since the first of May last, there have been about forty accessions in the bounds or my labors. To some extent prejudice is giving way against the cause we advocate. May those who proress the Christian religion every where maintain the Christian character! Then we shall wave nothing to fear.
Pleasant Grove, Ohio, September 12, 1842. We closed a meeting at Nevilsville, Clermont county, on yesterday, when we had 7 or 8 additions, and organized a church of 28 inembers. We were and are much opposed; but no doubt a good impression is made upon many of our opponents, which, if backed by the good hehaviour of our brethren, will
have a fine effect. At our last meeting in Grans county, Ky., we had 21 additions. At Brush creek, Adams county, Ohio, at a meeting Including ihe first Lord's day of this month, we had 12 additions Truth is spreading. Blessed be the Lord!
You perhaps have heard ere this time of R Smith's renunciation of Universalism, and of his acceptance of the gospel in its place. He will be a noble accession to the cause of truth.
JOHN T. POWEL.
Athens, Fayette county, Kentucky, September 10, 1842. S hasten to inform you of the most inieresting meeting I ever witnessed, held at this place, which hegan on the 3d of September, and continue.t one week. Our beloved breth ren G. W. Elley, A. Rice, and J Creath, Sen, were our principal proclaimers. Our brother Elley ably and interestingly addressed a large and attentive audience on the first day On the second day, hroiler Raines having arrived, they continued alternately to address the people, with much power and ability, apparently without any other success ihan causing seriousness and good altention. Old brother Creath having arrived on the third day, the united efforts of these brethren seemed to prepare the minds of many to receive the word of truth, which proved the power of God unto salvation; for during the remainder of the meeting 50 confessed the Lord Jesus and were immersed into his name, and gladly united with the army of the faithful. Your backsliders were restored, and one joined froin the Baptists. We can, indeed, say, that we realized a season of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, the brethren being filled with gratitude and love under the exhibition of the gospel; and seeing so many of their neighbors and children howing to the sceptre of King Jesus, were inspired with holy ardor. Ol! that the gospel may he continued to be preached in its native purity and simplicity, and sinners bonor the Savior hy bowing in obedience to his heavenly requisition. The congregation at Mount Gilead, near this placu, held a meeting, commencing on the same day of ours, attended by breth. ren L L. Pinkerton, H. Foster, and Stivers. Sixteen made the good confession, and six united with them from the Baptists. Praised be the name of the Lord for the success of the gospell
Euclid, Ohio, October 11, 1842 We have just closed a meeting of singular interest in this place. On the evening of Friday, September 30, we began to make to our citizens a plain exhibition of the gospel, and of its demands upon them. It was soon found that the lord was striving with the people, and they began to repent and to turn to God. For six days we preached the word of the Lord-a hammer and a fire--wben more than twice twelve were found to have heen warmed by its love and quickened into lise. Nearly exhausted, I sent by post a note to brother Robison. The hour he received the word, he was on the wing for our assist. ance.
We continued four days longer. Many altended who never heard is liefore and many of God's children who are "divided in Jacob and scattered in Israel," learning more fully our position and purposes, have had much prejudice removed. Forty in all were buried with the Lord in baptism. Great Shepherd, guard thy Lambs!
A. S. HAYDEN.
Henry county, Virginia, Angust 17, 1842. More than a hundred persons have been added in the army of the faithful on the north side of James' river. In the month or July I had the pleasure to find the number added last fall almost without exception firm in the good cause I have witnessed the accession of more ihan three hundred th- last year. Is not the Old Dominion looking up? May we not thank God and take courage?
CHESTER BULLARD. Winchester, Clarke county, Kentucky, August 22, 1842. I have just returned from a trip to the Green River country, where I have lieen riding during the last six months as an Evangelist, in the counties of Marion, Green, Adair, Russell, and Cumberland The great victory which the gospel has achieved under my labors during that time is 260 additions to the army of our glorious King. As I returnert home I hell a protracted merting in Nicholasville, Jessamine county, which commenced on Friday before the fifth Lord's day in July, and continued for seven days. Brethrer. John Smith and Father Creath were wiib me part of the tiine The result was 48 addi tjons to the good cause. The first Lord's day in August I delivered a lecture at Mount Zion, in Clarke county. Two consessed and were immersed. 011 Friday before the second Lord's day in August I coinmenced a protracted meeting at Providence meeting. house in Clarke county which continued for eight days. Brother A. Raines, who is a master spirit, and Father Creath, who is a father inderd in Israel, were with me there, The resnlt was 72 additions, nearly all of whom were immersed, which makes 382 additions. Thanks he to the name of the Lord for the triumph of tho Iruth! Oh! Lord, grant that thy precious truth may continue to triumph unuil Salan, with all his combined powers, shall be put under the feet of thy saints!
W. P. CLARK.
Boone county, Missouri, Septemher 26, 1842. I have been much engaged during this year in endeavoring to proclitim the word of life; and although we have not been much encouraged in Columbia, or niy immediale vicinity, yet in other places the truth has gloriously triumpher. With or her teaching hrethren I have assisted in planting three new churches this season: one near Clinton, Monroc coiiniv, of 2 membe:s; one at Marshall, Saline county, of 27; and one in this county, of 20 members. There have been a number of additions to the church near Clinton, since ils organization 'There have also be in many other accessions at other places I have hern; and other hrethren have also been successful in witnessing many additions in other parts of the state.
T. M. ALLEN.
Palmyra, Missouri, September 27, 1842 Since our last communication we have had i wenty-six persons to obey the gospel. Our increase is gradual and constant. We greatly need lahorers Our breihren in the East. crn States are mistaken in supposing that we have a great mimber of Evangelists. Most of our public men from Kentucky have settled on the Missouri river, which is one hundred miles from here. We have not one efficient Evangelist for many hundreds of injles. There is not one from here in the lowa territory, nor do I know of one in inal territury; nor do I know of one in the Wisconsin territory. There are none west nor northwest of us.
J. CREATH, Jun.
Utica, Mississippi, October 9, 1842. I lately allended a meeting some twelve miles north of Jackson, during which twenty. Three united-eighteen boy immersion, aud five who had been united before. The occasion was one of peculiar interest All the brethren and sisters were aciive. Al recess and at night each one was found doing his part Under circumstances of this kind truth has always been found to prevail. In other places prospects are quite promising.
Please give notice, chal on the second Lord's day in April next, a slate meeting is de. signed to be held in Brandovi, Rankin county, 12 miles east of Jacksoni, 10 commence on Friday before. All tbe churches thrvughout the state are requested to send delegates, with concise statements of their date of organization, numbers, increase, &c. We wish to organize and prepare for tuore efficient operations.
J. H. JOHNSON.
Georgetown, Kentucky, October 5, 1842. I have just been laboring five days in conjunction will tirother Martin Slaughter, abont ? miles from this place, and obtained 18 additions to the good cause ofour Lord. Brother Latimer had been lahoring there for several months, and had obtained 14. He was with us; and at the conclusion of the merling we constituied a congregation of the Lord on the Bible alone, of 32 members It was a most glorious nieeting. All opposition seems to give way bofore the trutti, at that point. It is a new place for the old gospel; and there are many such places needing the services of the Evangelists. The old congregations in the interior and rich part of Kentucky ought in) send the gospel to all such destitute places. Thousands would be made to rejoice in the great salvation
J. T. JOHNSON.
Henderson, Kentucky, October 1, 1812. Brother Craig and myself commenced a meeting in Newburg, Indiava, September 30th, and continued until Wednesday night following. The result was forty.Iwo accessions. Brother Craig left for the town of Henderson, where he met with brother E. Goodwin, and labored with him until Lord's day night, and sueceeded in removing much prejudice. Tremained in Newburg until Lord's day. Spoke iwice a day, and gained i wenty-three 1:10; making in all sixty-five. Of that nuinber nine were from the Baptists, seven from the Methodists, three from the Presbyterians, and the balance from the world. The prospeci giod for many more.
R. B, ROBERTS.
Near Palmyra, Missouri, October 12, 1842 Our well beloved brother Thomas M. Allen and our old aud venerable father Stone wwe en with us a few days in Palınyra
Prom their excellent teaching the saints were de lo rejoice. Oh! with what a degree of ort and joy did we listen to that aged faller, just toitering as it were upon the verge of the grave. They were with us froin Saturday until Tuesday morning, in which time we had the pleasure of seeing nine confess ihe Lord, and made to rejoice in the hope of eiermal salvation. Praised be the Father of mercies for the glorious victories the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is continu. ally achieving
S. H. HARVEY.
Wadsworth, Ohio, October 27, 1812. I have just closed a four days meeting at Mogadore, Summit county. Sixteen made the good confession and became obedient to the Prince of Peace.
A. B. GREEN.
Jessamine county, Kentucky, Oetober 13, 1849. I have been on a tour for nearly five weeks, and have reason to take conrage in the great work in which I have engaged in my extreme youth I have had the satisfaction to witness 34 additions to our Master's cause since I left home. At Jessamine meeting. house, two miles from Nicholasville, I delivered nine discourses, and persuaded fourteen persons to confess our Saviour, and to obey hin by being immersed in water. The breth. ren were constituted there about four months ago with only 14 members. They have increased since that time to upwards of a hundred. The truth alone is mighty, effectual, and consuming, and will prevail over all opposition.
J. W COX.
Georgetown, Kentucky, November 2, 1812 I have just returned from a trip of 21 days, to Madison, Indiana, and Mount Byrd, Gbent, Warsaw, and Liberty, in Kentucky. The result was fourteen valuable additions to the good cause. The brethren were delighted, and we had a most favorable hearing from the world and many of the different denominations. I was compelled 10 leave each place when it was thought many were on the eve of ohedience. I am more and more convinced of the necessity of a co operation of the congregations. The propriety of it is beginning to be felt every where; and I look forward to that day with the most delight. ful emotione, anticipating a perfect triumph
The congregations at each of the above named places are bighly respectable, and doing much good.
J. T. JOHNSON.
IODINE-CONSUMPTION. The London Medical Journal mentions iodine as a very valuable and efficacious remedy in case of incipient consumption; and a writer in the Public Ledger, who, we presume, is a physician, cites the fol. lowing instance, as evidence of the beneficial effect of this medicine in diseases of the lungs.
The first case is that of a lady, who had been afflicted four or five years with a very serious cough. The paroxysms of coughing would often continue for the space of ten or fifteen minutes, and were so. violent as often to call forth the fears of both herself and family, in reJation to her bursting a blood vessel. She inhaled a quantity of the vapor of iodine: this was about a year since; and from that time to the present e he has not coughed as much altogether as she had frequently done at one time, before she used the iodine.
The next case is still of a more striking character. In conversing with an eminent dentist in this city, about the medical properties of iodine in the disease of the lungs, he exclaimed, “This is what has been curing me. This led to an inquiry of the nature of his complaint.His words were as follows:-"I have been afflicted with the consumption for five years: about eighteen months since Dr. Coates measured my side, and found that it was contracted about an inch and a hal: about half of my lungs is entirely gone; and, owing to this, my lei side is considerably depressed. For the last five months I have been prosecuting another business, in which iodine is used, and during this time, without knowing the cause, my health has been constantly improving; and now I have no doubt but that the inhalation of the iodine has produced the happy result. In short,” said he, “I considered myself perfectly cured, and this is the only remedy I have used." The last case I shall mention is that of a tailor residing in Fifth
When I first recommended this gentleman to use iodine, he appeared to be in the last stage of consumption; his face had a livid appearance, the color had left his finger nails, and his strength had so far failed him that he was unable to walk across the room, excepting with great difficulty. He used the iodine according to the directions. In two weeks from the time he began to use the iodine, I met him near the Exchange, on his road to the upper part of Kensington. He appeared to walk as well as any around hirn; his cough had nearly left him; his face had assumed a natural appearance, and he expressed himself as being perfectly relieved. From that time to this he has been gradually improving, and he now appears to be in a fair way to have his health restored.
These are but a few among the many instances in which I have recommended the successful use of iodine to persons predisposed to dia. pages of the lungs. I have not the least doubt that the remedy will prove a most valuable one. Inhalation appears to be the most natural inethod by which the lungs may be reached; and if iodine possesses the property of absorbing ihe tubercles of the lungs, you have a remedy which at once touches the seat of the disorder, and, as a consequence, is most likely to effect cure. This simplicity of its application is a great advantage—it is this: Empty an ounce of iodine into an earthen or glass vessel, with a wide aperture at the top-say a tumbler or fit
dish-place it in a room in which you may be near a stove, and during the day place your head over the dish, and take three or four inhalations of ihe vapor of iodine, which rises readily from it at a common temperature. Do this as often as may be convenient, and the good result must follow.
There is but little doubt that this discovery will prove of immense advantage to the afflicted. It certainly will appear to every reflecting mind to be superior in its application and principles to the remedies generally used, which must expend the proportion of their good qualities on the stomach and body, while but a comparatively small portion of the medicine reaches the seat of the disorder. For this reason, and for the property iodine possesses of dissolving the tubercles of the lungs, it must be an efficacious remedy for diseases of the lungs.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. In the late admirable report by Horace Mann, Esq., Secretary of the Board of Education of Massachusetts, the following striking exemplification is introduced of the maxim that "knowledge is power."
Redelet, in his work, Sur l'Art de Batir, gives the following account of an experiment made to test the different amounts of force, which, under different circumstances, were necessary to move a block of squared granite weighing 1080 lbs.
In order to move this block along the floor of a roughly chiselled quarry, it required a force equal to 758 lbs.
To draw the same stone over a floor of planks, it required a furce equal to 652 lbs.
Placed on a platform of wood, and drawn over the same floor, it required 906 lbs.
By soaping the two surfaces of wood, the requisite force was reduced to 182 lbs.
Placed on rollers of three inches diameter, and a force equal 10 34 lbs. was sufficient.
Substituting a wooden for a stone floor, and the requisite force was 28 lbs.
With the same rollers on a wooden platform, it required a force equal to 22 lbs. only.'
“At this point,” says Mr. Mann, “the experiments of M. Redelet stopped. But, by improvements since effecied, in the invention and use of locomotives on railroads, attraction or draught of eight pounds is sufficient to move a ton of 2349 pounds; so that a force of less than four pounds would now be sufficient to move the granite block of 1000 pound-; that is, one hundred and eighty-eight times less than was required in the first instance. When, therefore, mere animal or muscular force was used to move the body, it required about two-thirds of its own weight to accomplish the object; but, by adding the contrivances of mind io the strength of muscle, the force necessary to move it is reduced more than one hundred and eighty eight times. Here, then, is a partnership, in which mind contributes one hundred and eighty-eight *hares 10 the stock of one share contributed by muscle; or, while brute strength represents one man, ingenuity or intelligence represents one hundred and eighty-eight men!"