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THE PROBLEM OF OUR CHURCII BENEVOLENCES. (SECOND Article.) 627

Rev. J. W. Young, Spring Valley, N. Y.

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ART. I-HENRY B. BASCOM At about eight o'clock on a Sunday morning, in May, 1832, I stood in a huddled group of impatient men and women in front of the old St. George's Methodist Church on Fourth-street, below New, in Philadežphia, waiting for the doors of the quaint edifice to be opened. By nine o'clock the crowd was numbered by hundreds, and thronged the street, and when at last the doors were opened the rush that followed was fearful. Within a few minutes. every seat in the house was taken ; the passages, and even windows, were filled by people of all sorts and conditions, who sat or stood two hours longer, awaiting the beginning of the service at eleven o'clock. The preacher had to enter the church through a window at

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