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tion, under the same paternal roof, now bears the seal of the covenant, and the hope is that God will remember mercy, not to the fourth and to the seventh generation, only, but" to thousands of them that love him and keep his commandments.

Deacon Woodward's death was sudden. After a severe illness of twelve hours, strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, calm and confident in the hope of eternal life through his merits, he fell asleep.

W. B.

TEACHERS' INFLUENCE ON THEIR SCHOLARS.

If the question should be put to me by any of you, "How is prayerfulness, hopefulness and confidence to be of any use to my scholars ? " my reply is, that they will more or less influence your every action, and leave an impression on the minds of your scholars, to your advantage, thereby increasing your power over them. Think not that this is mere imagination. There is hardly a boy in your schools, that has not some general impression of the cheerfulness or gravity, or good temper, or hastiness, kindness or severity of his teachers. If you are wise, and humble-minded, and kind, your scholars know it; and if you are ignorant, and proud, and ill-tempered, depend upon it, they know it also.

It is said of a celebrated character, that no one could stand under a gateway with him to take shelter from a shower of rain, without perceiving that he was a good man. Thus should it be felt. Every scholar he has should know, not that he is a great man, but that he is a good man, a man of prayer, of hope, of faith, and of confidence.

My firm belief is, that a Sabbath school teacher can get no good without, in some measure or other, imparting it to those he instructs, for every thing that makes him a wiser and a better man, renders him also a wiser and a better teacher.

EPHRAIM HOLDING.

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Adaline, the Blind Colored Girl.

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ADALINE, THE BLIND COLORED GIRL. Miss Adaline Hill,-a colored girl, aged seventeen years, -has become hopefully pious, the past year.' She is blind. She never attended worship, till about eighteen months since. She was a girl of bright intellect, but of course could not read. She was invited to attend the Sabbath school, and furnished with suitable clothing. On her entrance into the Sabbath school, she soon became thoughtful and anxious about her salvation. Her convictions became clear and decided. Her lost and ruined state was deeply impressed on her mind. She felt that she was condemned by the law of God, and that all the affections of her heart were and had ever been, unconformed to that divine rule of rectitude. After a severe conflict between her heart and conscience, and a feeling sense of her unreconciliation to the character and government of God, she at length found her heart surrendering to the justice and administration of God. As the character and atoning sacrifice of the Saviour were opened to her mind, by her teacher, she found peace in believing in him. She has, for eight or ten months past, given decided evidence of a change of heart. She has her daily retreat for prayer ; she loves the cause of Christ, and feels anxious for the salvation of poor, blind sinners. Her views of gospel truth are clear and distinct, especially such truth as is interwoven with Christian experience. This

poor, blind girl now sees by the eye of faith the crucified, the living and ascended Saviour, and through faith in his blood, has a peaceful hope of heavenly vision and rest in him beyond the present state. It is remarkable with what discrimination she expresses herself on the way of salvation, through the redemption that is in Christ. Her case carries conviction to every one who has conversed with her or has heard her relate what God has done for her soul, that the power of divine grace can bring the stubborn, rebellious sinner to the foot of the cross, and cause those once blind now to see.

C.

But there is one fact, in relation to poor, blind Adaline, that ought to be remembered. She says, that before her coming to the Sabbath school, she had no idea of a Saviour, or of a God. Sabbath school teachers may, in this case, see how a little effort to bring in the poor and blind to the Sabbath school, may be blessed to the salvation of their souls. West Taunton.

COMMITTING THE COMMANDMENTS. We have been in the habit,—says a superintendent in Essex Co.,—once in eighteen or twenty months, of giving the Ten Commandments as a lesson, in order that the scholars may have the decalogue always at command. When the exercise was assigned, the past season, I expressed a wish to know, how many scholars had committed it to memory perfectly. This seemed to excite some interest, as the result was to be announced publicly. Upon inquiry, it was found that seventy-one out of an ordinary attendance of eighty to ninety, had thus committed it; and several more could say the whole without essential variation.

It seems to me, that more than usual efforts should be made to impress the principles of this great standard of man's duty upon the minds of the young in our Sabbath schools ; especially when we consider what systematic and persevering exertions are making to exclude the Bible from many of our common schools.

How grateful ought we to be that in our department of labor, for the benefit of the

neither town committees, nor State “supervisors," nor any public authorities, have a right to interfere, or say to us, that the Bible must be dispensed with. If we avail ourselves of our liberty, and of our position to indoctrinate the young within our reach, with the great principles of God's government, of Christ's mission, and of man's duties and obligations, we shall have but little to fear from the opposition and hatred which would banish God's word from the schools which are sustained at the public expense.

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G. W. H.

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(Continued from second pago of cover) Leominster.-From a class of old ladies, in the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Hubbard's Society,

5 00 From the Infant Sabbath school class, per Miss Julia Allen, . 100 Ludlow. From the Gentlemen's Association,

. 13 32 From the Ladies' Association,

- 10 29 Milwaukie, Wis.-Money refunded by Mr. Holton, on account of libraries, 325 Medway.-From a lady, a 'thank offering,'

10 00 Monson-From Andrew W. Porter, Esq., per Rev. D. M. Lord,

. 25 00 Marlboro', N, H-From the Juvenile Benevolent Society, in Rev. Mr. Lyman's congregation,

10 00 Millbury.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. N. Beach’s Society,

10 00 Nashua, N. H.-From Miss Shedd's Sabbath school class in Rev. Mr. Richards' Society,

3 50 Portland, Me.-From a friend, per Deacon Hyde,

50 Providence, R. 1.-From the children of the Maternal Association in High St. Church, per Mrs. E. W. Green, Sec,

3 35 « From the Infant class in High St. Sabbath school, per A.C. Barstow, 10 00 Peru.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Knight's Society,

8 06 Prescott.From a little girl in Rev Mr. Wood's Society,

1 C6 Parton. From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Phipps' Society,

· 15 09 Reading.–From Daniel Nichols,

8 00 Springfield.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Russell's Society, • 18 16 Sherburne.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Dowse's Society, - - 13 10

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From the Infant class in do., per Miss L. Leland, H. Coolidge,
teacher,

200 Salem.-From Crombie St. Sabbath school, per Rufus Putnam, Treas. · 10 CO Sutton. From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Tracy's Society, per S. J. Woodbury, sup't.,

10 28 South Deerfield.-From Rev. Wm. Riddel,

10 00 Stoneham.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Haven's Society, per Abijah Bryant,

5 52 South Brookfield.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Whiting's Soc., per J. S. Montague,

7 87 Springfield. From the members of the Sabbath school in South Church, per George Merriam, Esq.,

10 00 Thetford, V1.–From a Miss 9 years old, per Mr. Orcott,

1 44 Townsend.-From Mrs. Joel Adams, per Rev. Mr. Sheldon,

. 10 00 Templeton. From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Sabin's Society,

5 00 Weymouth f. Braintree.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Perkins' Society, per A. W. Tilden, Treasurer,

- 19 35 Worcester.-From the Sabbath school in the Calvinistic Society, per R. B. Hubbard, sup't.,

• 10 00 Wenham.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Mansfield's Society, 8 50 « From a friend, per Rev. Mr. Mansfield,

500 Westboro'.-From the Sabbath school in Evangelical Society, per George N. Sibley,

· 11 43 Walpole.-From the Sabbath school in Rev. Mr. Bigelow's Society, per J. Allen, sup't.,

11 00 Wayland.–From the Ladies' Sewing Circle,

· 10 00 From the Sabbath school, per Deacon E. Rice,

- 300 Westfield. From the Sabbath school in Congregational Society, per Geo. Merriam, Esq., munn

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16 25 Missouri,

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