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account of them, that their father was a dark man and his hair black, that he died and left her with six children all very young, four of them were all alike, having beautiful white hair hanging over their shoulders in ringlets, their skin peculiarly beautiful and white, their eye brows and eye-lashes quite white, and their eyes a mixture of pink and blue, such was the nature of their eyes they could see better in the twilight and the dark than at noon-day, the pupil of their eyes was continually in motion like the pendulum of a clock, the youngest of the four died at a year and a half old of the measles, these three were living, two were boys, the other a girl, the boys were aged seven and nine years, and the girl eleven; in the room I saw two pictures, the one a representation of Christ calling two of his disciples, the other that of Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus, and Martha in the attitude of speaking to the Saviour; I pointed to the Redeemer and asked the eldest boy if he knew who that was, he said, yes sir, that is Jesus Christ, and told me that they had a Bible, I then told hiin who Jesus was and what he had done for little children, how much he loved them and how kind he was to them when he was on earth, and how much they' ought to love him on account of what he had suffered for them; I talked with them for some time and related two or three little anecdotes to them, with which they were much pleased. I asked if they could read, they said, a little, sir; I then left them, promising

to pay them another visit and bring them some books, which I did, and they were much pleased with the little books I carried them, I also carried Doddridge's Rise and Progress for their mother. The eldest boy brought to me a New Testament in very large print, saying "there sir, that is the book we read in," I desired Sarah to read a part of it which she did, I then pointed out several passages, desiring them to read them at their leisure, the little girl then asked her mamma in a whisper to invite me to stay and take tea with them, the mother accordingly mentioned the child's request, telling me at the same time that she did not know what had made the children so attached to me except it was my talking to them about religion, she said they had never taken so much notice of any one before, I declined the invitation, but understanding they were going to cross the water the next morning early, to see the French prisoners of war, which were confined about a mile from the town; I invited them and their mother to breakfast with me, and told them that as they were strangers to the place I would accompany them to the prison, accordingly the next morning they breakfasted with me, and af. terwards we had family worship, the children with their mother joined in it and bowed their knees at a throne grace, the thought crossed my mind, perhaps these children never bowed their knees in prayer before, their mother was observed to rise from her knecs in tears. After having visited the prison I walked the distance of two miles or more with them, talking with them and instructing them in the best things ; they asked me a variety of interesting and pertinent questions, and when I left them that were all three in tears, they begged that I would

pay them a visit if I came to London, I promised them I would, and followed them with my prayers to the God of all grace to make my visits and instructions a blessing to their souls.

On Christmas day, December 25th 1810, I concluded

my labours among the children in England, by preaching a farewell sermon to the children at Gosport; there were but few either of parents or children that were not in tears; after the sermon they flocked around me to take their last farewell while the tears ran down their cheeks, it was an affecting scene indeed, I mingled my tears and my advice together as I parted with the dear children I had so long instructed. The same evening I took the stage for London to prepare for my voyage and embark for America, which I did in the following month.

AMERICA. On Saturday March 23d 1811, I landed at Philadelphia, passing through the streets I observed an unusual number of children, and repeated to Mrs. M. as I came along, that passage in Zech. 8. 5. “ The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof,” as being peculiarly appropriate

to the appearance of Philadelphia. On Saturday April 6th, I was to have given my first address to the children, but the weather proving unfave bee and there being more grown person than em xen, I deferred addressing the children till the Saturday following, when there were nearly five hundred children; the second ad. dress to them was on that day two weeks, April 27, when there were upwards of six hundred present. On Tuesday May the 6th I met the children and gave them a parting address at the Academy. On Wednesday, Thursday and Fri. day I visited several schools, and addressed the children of each school individually ; many, indeed almost all the children seemed to be melt. ed into tears.

On

my leaving the city to go to India, I received a variety of little books as presents to the children in India, from different children; from one school a letter was sent to me accompanied by a donation of two dollars worth of books, the letter was somewhat interesting and spoke the language of the whole school from which it came, and several others besides, it was as follows:

Young Ladies' Academy of Philadelpbia, May 8th, 1811.

Reverend and very dear Sir,

ALTHOUGH we are almost strangers to you, yet we hope that we shall not be thought 1oo forward or presuming, if we attempt, though imperfectly, to express our own senti.

ments and those of the classes which we repre. sent; on the present occasion, not to feel that we have been greatly favoured by your very affec. tionate addresses, would be extreme insensibi. lity: Not to revere and love, would be ingratitude-we hope Şir, that that dispensation of providence which brought you to our City, which not only qualified you, but gave you a fervent zeal for the early instruction of the young in wisdom's paths, will indeed prove a blessing to us and many others--we know that you do not wish a greater, or sweeter reward for your labours of love among us, than to learn, that we have treasured up your instructions in our hearts, and that we practise them in our lives; that we may, we hope and trust, that we shall be remembered in your addresses at the throne of mercy, for without the assistance of Heaven we are sensible that we can do nothing acceptable to God--we wish that you could consistently tarry longer in the place to impart lessons of heavenly wisdom, and diffuse the precepts of truth. But when we reflect that you are going to a country where the

children are wholly destitute of all the means of instruction which we enjoy, where the people are literally “in the region of the shadow of death, we cheerfully submit—we rejoice that you are willing to part with country, friends, and all the enjoyments of civilized life, and go into those regions of pagan darkness and publish the gospel of Christ, that they also may have the way

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