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i : os a , | Saturday, Oétober. 20th, 1832, Association met according to adjournment. [ Brother J. Cain, having fai 0 attend, brother Jesse Young, pr ach- my he ' ed the introductory-sermon, from 1st Peter, 5th chap. 9th verse, “Feed the flock of God, which is among you.” Letters from seventeen churches was read, and tbe names of e

tes enrolled, | ber Curves Fevpra,. fas chosen Moderator, and brother Lea, Clerk _- ' | ;

Mi isting brethren present, hot ‘delegated, were invited to seajs. . Brethren Bankston, quinn ang Young, were appointed a committee | arrange tie preaching during thé Association; who reported that reth- : ren J{Crawiord, E. Courtne D. Collins, preach on Lord’s day, in

r Bailey conclude by exhortatipn;— Wa

the orfler of their names: and b . id Falkinberry preach on Monday,

that brethren Fairchild, Bailey

A ldtter of correspondence wag received from Pearl River Association, 4 t by thd bands of her messengerg, D. Collins and J. Crawford, with a Za packa ¢\containing their Minut A ' A letter of corréspondence wal received from the Leaf Riyer A ation, by the hand of their me t, Thomas C. Hunt, and a package

contaiping their Minutes,

From the Up} Association, 'Yy her messenge ‘a Was appointed to

er Association;—Broth af Kiver;—Brother Ban retber E. Courtney, with the

letter of correspondence and Minutes J. T. Fairchild and J. E. Bailey.

Quinn, to the Union;—Brother ston, to the isi oderator and Clerk, were ap

sae a Committee of Arrangements | Revisign, who invited brother D}. Col lins and other minister to sit with them. : The Moderator prayed; and adjourned the Association until M Bes

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"5 day, it is hoped, a good day to many precious ivpation was large, sol@mn arid attentive; bumbers app¢ared ected. The brethre@ appointed preach, it is believed

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‘ances, th sons to believe tha the name of the Lord J

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bo t t good was done in en osm ) of me } ec to * j ; ; ete j Monday, October 22d, 1839, ap: Mei according to adj nent prayer was made by the Modera, » ra tor, andthe A ion, procee edit business: ip the Ist. 7 cohart of the Comuntres bf pgement and eVision was read and received, a ot 2d. The cireular letter was ca led for, read abd received, ane 3d. The follow ing brethren were Hpointed Messengers to the different tru Associations; if. ourtney and (, Ider, {0 the Pearl Rivers E. Cours. hay pry and W, Bryap, to the Leaf River; and J, Young and J. Cain, to the 1 hion, | b 4th, Resolved, That the bret), pep rho have Served as Messengers to ~ Our Sister Associations, receive onp dollar per day, for tie time they were 1 nevessarily held irom home, jn rvibg. ; tre: 5t Kesolved, Tha: T' omas Kf, Aheathain, John J kins and Wil- I liam Knigi be, and ar hereby! app inted a committee to employ a C ‘Suitable aplist Minister, or Mitlisterh, to ride and preach under their direction Within limits of this Assoc ation; and it chal the duty of any Preacher, thus em loyed, 3 bert to the committee the number of days they bave Served, sermons reach Places where; on which To s Certitioate, it Shall be the duty of th 1b ive a draft on the trea. To i Surer to pay said Preacher a: the/rate y ilar ber day, out of any Tol funds\he ma have in bis bands, fdr mis hary purposes, Paik 6th, Brother E. Courtney ‘ayy ind to" write the next Circular * tler, 7th. Agreed that this Associati adjourn to meet at Hephzibah church, Parish of £ Felici i the Saturday before the third ; Lord’s day in Octobe brother C. Felder deliver the intro- P uctory Sermon; and in case e, lire her E. © uriney, . ‘ode Sth. The corres nding d and received. =~, . I i %h. A lved, Thar brothe SY ‘superititend the printing F; and distribyting © $ix hundred Minutes; and that he draw ; on reasurer for the { FY to detray the €Xpense of the sqm : y 10th, Resolved, That brethre heatham and Gray, be' ap- 4s J Pointed a committee to audit the { asurét’s account, Aut SZ- bith, Resolved, That ‘bis’ Aciation ldo discountenance all traffic X D SPiritous liquors, er, cider, o bread, Within stich a distance of pur ratiot "ES as to in a Y wise distarh our PPace and worship; and do, D, refore Sarvestly request all 1 train from the same. 12th. Re ved, That this 4 fadling deeply sensible of the amentable decle T |Churehes, throughout their

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Iso; and &; i ha Tat the fa. ah and the violent spirit of political strife and commotion, threats f ent of t

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the peace and safety of our beloved country; atid the fearful march Cholera, and other Wastin pestilences abroad jn the land; and the \ feartul‘and general prevalence of vice and diss pation; threatenin | to swallow up our rising generation in the vortex of isery, shame, 4 etetnal ruin: do recommegd all the Churches, in me connection, td set apart, from all worldly cares, the Friday. before 1

in November next, for solémn Fasting and Prayer 2 Almighty God, to

tober 22d, 1832,

de by the Modera, « interpose his gracious and powerful arm, in reviving the Churches ith the pouring out of His spirit and grace upon them, a id exercise-a pater- nal Influence and care, over the estiny of the Nation, in restraining|the { spirit of violence; and cauging the pestilences to depart from the | nd; andjgranting to the youth of this age, the influence and exercise off His truth and grace, to qualify them for usefulness here, and everla ting

t and Reyj i ; sion w —=— a as bCeived,

Bers to the different iver; £, Court.

and J. Cain, to the happiness hereafter. | ith. Resolved, That the Association expresses its thanks to the, a8 Messengers to Church and vicinity of thig place, for their particular kindness and llibe- “@ lime they were ~ ralty during our meeting. . s 14th. of the Auditing committee, in the bands of the P J kins and Wil- treasurer, for Association | purposes, - ~ ot Sa 8: fee to employ a | Dée from J. M. Mumfogl, formes treasurer, - | - tach under their Contributions from theChurches, + - + |. | 5 6a att of | : ae mber : 4 i where; on which PAID TO MESSENGERS. | a lraft on the trea. To Heaf River Association, E. Courtney $13—A. Cotton $11, $24,00| | day, out of any ~ To Rearl River Associatidn, Charles elder, . +.| + - 9,00 To Union Association, J. Gai $10—R, Quinn $9, |* - 19,00,| | next Circular t Paid for printing Minutes for 1832, Roe obra er »hzibah church, ; | - " *Ballange,| + @ 94,061 elore the third | | Tol ow the intro- j MISSIONARY’ FUND. i Pee ts. ; nie collection taken at the Association, on Lord’s day, ° 1832, - - *- 7 - ° © e - 53 8 | . > deat In the hands- of the tre} urer, oe oe, RT anal Xpense of the i Mount Zion Churgb, Rie |e :" . 1.2 Se iray, be'lap- . $111,00 | era short address and prayer by brother E. Courtney, the « er on Association adjourned in b rmony, which prevailed ES our delibe-

ip; and do, rations, May the Gracé of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all—Amen. |

ame, i CHARLES FELDER, Moderator. sible of the Divi Lea. Clerk. Shout their i

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A TaBh, LE OF THE CHURCHES

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| NAMES | NAMES \ OF CHURCHES. |OF DELEGATES,

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OIRCULAR LETTER.

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Lhe Mississippi Baptist Association, convened at the Mount Nebo Church, Washington Parish, Lauisiana, on the twentieth, twenty-first, | and twenty-third days of Ottober, 1832—to the Churches they reprdsent, sentleth Christian salutation,

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i We rejoice in the persuasion, that you have tasted that the Logis gracious; that youenjoy much of the Saviour’s presence, and are ange with abiding evidences of his love in your hearts. | We know, lowever, that the t chest spiritual privileges enjoyed, whilst in the bedy, will not afford ah entire security from those enemies, and ex- emptibn from those evils, Which afe the assailants of your peace, and obstagles to your progress, 4

Whilst, therefore, we unite with you in expressions of gratitude and love God, we deem it our duty and’ privilege, to admonish you, in brotherly affection, to vigithnce and cirtumspection, in the all important cause lof the Redeemer. | , ht Permit us, therefore, to address you on the subject of Christian watch- fulness and prayer. Weré the Church not in an enemies land, or subject to.attack from the enemieg camp, these exercises and privileges might, with less: criminality and @anger, be dispensed with. But such ig not the fact;—~bere she has no continuing city; her members are strangers

-_ Igtims on the earth, in the midst of enemics—even a combined

20ST. 8 | Thq importance of watchfulness and prayer will be admitted by| all;

but permit us, brethrén, to enforce their practical use, by adducing a tew passages from the word 6t God. Mathew chap. xxvi. 40, 41 ve

‘And cometh urito the disciples and findeth them asleep, and saith

Peter, what, could ye not Watch with me one hour? watch and pray tha!

ve en{er not into temptatioh;” Mark chap. xiii. 33, 37 verses, “Take

heed, jwatch and pray for ye know not when the time is,—and what 1

ee you I say untoall, Hach,” Colosan chap. iv. 2 verse, “Continuc

rarer and watch in the Bame with thanksgiving;” First Peter chap. iv, | f. '#),' ; j , | * | { @

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The Mississippi Baptist Assaciation, convened At the Mount Nebo Church , Washingtan Parish, Louisiana, on the twéntieth, twenty-first, and .

twenty-third days of October, 18

32—to the |\Churches they, represent,

sendeth Christian salutation. 4

Beroven Bretarnen:— i

} We rejoice in the persuagion, that yeu have tasted

that the Lord is gracious; that you enjoy much of the Saviour’s presence, and are favoned with abiding evidences of his love in your hearts. We

know, however, that the“highest spiritual privileges enjoyed; whilst in the body, wil} not afford an entire security froth those enemies, and ex- emption from those evils, which are the Arai tre of your peace, and obstacles to your progress. en Whilst, thetefore, we unite with you in expfessiong of gratitude ahd love to God, we deem it our duty and privilege, to admonish you, in brotherly affertion, to. igilance and ciréumspegtion, in the all important cause of the Redeemer, i é Permit us, therefore, to address you on the subject of Christian watch- fulness and phayer. Were the Church not in anjenemies land, or subject to attack fron} the enemies camp, these exercisés and privileges might, with less: criminality and danger, be dispensed) with. But such is not the fact;—here she has no continuing city; herjmembers are strangers ~ pilgrims bn the earth, ‘in the ‘midst of enefhics—even a dombined . 20st. f ey } The importance of watchfulness and prayer ill be admitted by all; but permit us, brethrén, to enforce their practicahuse, by adducing’a tew Passages from the word ot God. Mathew clikp. xxvi. 40, 41 verses, ‘And cometh gato the disciples and findeth them asleep, and spith unt eter, what, could ye not watch with me one hogr? watch and pray tha! ye enter not into temptation;” Mark chap. xiii. 83, 37 verses, “Take ye heed, watch abd pray for ye know not when the time isx—and: whai | “ay unto you I gay unto all, watch;” Colossians chap. iv. 2 verse, “Continuc 29 prayer and atch in the same with thanksgiving;” First Peter|chap. iv

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and show my b their sins,’”

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Period of the World;—the §

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directions give ve attendance Flt that is m the to them, that thy

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retousness: such may wares of the devil, reals nature, Ip.

the first isin 3 of sires, be Crushed... an love the World,

‘SS You -wit tender ; Tesponsiipe: your lot Christ ecollec}

bad; and connected Nf and ground of t your calling, the Ourselves wit) the

secret, and thy father which seeth _ingsecret, shall reward the openly.4 This language pf our I ord Jesus, is pot only imperative, but ca culate

to elevate the t oughts, and stimulate the soul, in hol devotional exer. cises to God; serret devotion or private prayer, is ob 'gatory on, and ig the inestimable privilege’ of all believers at least; hence saith, the Apostl¢ Paul, “Pray without Ceasing, in every thing give thanks, for this is th

will of God, in Christ Jesus concerning you, tur in him we live and movd and have our being; every good and Perfec: gift cometh down fem he

Fatier of light, men ough’ thereiore 16 pray¥-and not to faint,” for th nature of our imperfections are such, /that we always need mercy an " grace;—we are} week, theretore need help—we are empty, therefore need supplies—we are exposed, therefore need Frotection,” How rea- sonable o °N, Is it, that we should be often at the throne of G

race; not

; only in sending up-our ejaculatory, raYers, in the bustle of businéss, but ~ u Should you tot that we should have daily and regularly set times for secret devotion, for "

ur minds are tixed

the heart that is always in the business of the “orld wi \, Worldly; but our\minds should be quite aside from the bust] ~ and our whole soul engaged with God} for there is no affections j heaven, but to be often at the gate of ‘it unspeakable grandeur, and soul attracting ja x | Public prayer is that pertorned eithep in tie family, or congregation:

we shall, however, conine our remarks 'to family Prayer, which is ‘more | particuarly obligatory; on those who afe beads of familes, having the

Mortal souls; For ° jually so your re- ut in the Word of ave made thee a the “ord at my aps Iviii, a verse, el, and show my heir sing,’” Acts rlves, and to all you overseers, to, ! with his own

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control of their households,

© are asked by some of our brethren, if their is either precept or example in the néw testament for family prayer; it is highly robable that this inquiry is made only by such as live in its entire neglect, and is intended by them as an _ Y for such OMmission—we answer them,

nowever, in the aflimative; but Jet it be! remembered that our conduct mM this case is not verned exclusively |by Ue new te sure that that the old and new test; i

wist, should feel | he same Gospel | he souls of men 4 Saviour’s blood t for sin, The is Cross, to the aul to Timothy to exhortation, : ile upon these nay appear to

» ust, and do, speak a consistent Jan- pious, in old testament ties, as well as at the present, i i am, in his Pilgrimage, made res, but where ever he chose a residence, he immediate! built an altar to the Lord, and there calléd on his name, and God ssid, ‘l know. Abraham, that he will command his children, and his house- » and they shall keep the way of the Lord.”

Joshua, also, worgh pped God in his family, he said to the people of Israel; “as for me aiid my house we wil] strve the Lord;” but how could Joshua resolve lor hi fagnily, as well as for himself, that they should Worship the Lord? ;

' Most certainly he maintained stated forms of social Worship in his house, and required

cular, we will of our desires f our desires, rayer of faith; ner of prayer by Christ in nter into thy © which is in

nothing of the morning and evening , With pPayer, we will come to new :

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is disciples apart fog Boing up with them aying, and his disci. tude, whom he had ciples, who were his rt Apostles, chap, | with all his house, jod alwa 83” verse until this huur, and Sage is plainly ex. an that feared God inited With him. in uly prayer; tor Wwe > he nour of rayer, sian Churc » Says, and supplication rance and suppli- burch in general; t prayer, it were in the forepart of might be distinct. imperative Jan. very manner oj

ve that none but in their families, orayer, in lor the ha- ghily disposed, family Worship 1€ heart of the lor of the abun- Htences, uliered those who join Y Vain €xpres-

€s, live in the is but seldom “ask ye now h, chap. xviii, { their nume-

ur mind and rant? or, are rbearance of Is God Jess in our hearts

and smile on our Churches without cause at a loss to account for that lukewarmness w and of which man of you complain, Brethren, it ig hi h time to awake out cannot Fctper amon lence of that laodicean spirit of lukeWarmness and indifferency, and that ¥ cold, torpid state of lethargy and inactivity, and slothfulnes, that is so very apparent; the iBateousness and sin not, knowing that God) } will neither have fellowship With the untruitful works of arknesg, not | yuller his own gifs to rival him in the hearts of his people, i

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