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CHAPTER XI.

Revival of religion among his people in 1798 and 1799.--Letter, in

which he gives some account of the work ;--its commencement

rapidity and power--false hopes renounced-critical moment

-awful impressiveness of the scene-means of increasing the

work-sovereignty of God-plain truths of Scripture useful and

welcome--conversion of infidels.-Second letter, containing the

confessions of several converted infidels--general effects on soci-

ety and fruits of the work.-Mr. Hallock's labors.-His texts.----

Feelings.-An anecdote.—Address to persons on receiving them

into the church.

CHAPTER XII.

Mr. Hallock is requested by the Missionary Society of Connecti-

cut to perform a tour of preaching in Vermont.--Complies with

the request.-His motto, on leaving home.--Trials on the way.

-Favorable reception.-Visits an old friend.-Universalists.--

Letter to his wife.-Miscellaneous extracts.-Return to Con.

necticut.--General view of his labors.--Closing remarks. 150

CHAPTER XIII.

Letter to a Christian friend.---Strong desire for the conversion of

his children.-Course of parochial visits.—Tours of preaching.

-New-year reflections.-Revival of religion in 1805.--Anec-

dote--test of genuine conversion.--Letter to his brother.-Gene-

ral visit through his Society, with lay-brethren.-Two letters to a

Christian friend. -Birthday reflections.

. 163

CHAPTER XIV.

Miscellaneous extracts from his Journal.--Second mission to Ver-

mont.-Letter to his elder son at College. -Raging sickness

among his people.-Letter to his brother.-To a son.--New-

Year reflections.--Letter to a son.-Generosity of his people.

-Death of a sister.-His elder son is graduated.--Special

prayer and fasting.---Trial in his son's choice of a profession.

Letter to him.-Letter to his parents.—To a son. --Joy at the

prosperity of others.-Tour of preaching.-Letters to friends.--

Joy in the divine government.

. . . 183

CHAPTER XV.

Revival among his people, in 1812 and 1813.—Letters to his elder

son. His younger son, with a number of his parishioners,

ordered to New-London, to assist in defending the coast from

an invading enemy.--Sickness and death of his only daughter.-

Subsequent scene of domestic distress--his younger son's sick-

ness—his prayer--Mrs. Hallock's sickness his own sickness.

Kindness of his people.

LIFE OF HALLOCK.

CHAPTER I. Birth.---Ancestry.-Occupation in early life.- Person. * I was born,” says Mr. Hallock in a narrative of his early life,“ on Monday, the thirteenth of March, 1758. My native place was Brookhaven, on LongIsland, in the state of New York. My father's name is William Hallock. He was born on Long-Island in 1730. My mother's name was Alice Homan. My grandfather, Noah Hallock, lived and died at a place, called The-Old-Man's, nearly opposite NewHaven. I have reason to believe, that my paternal grandfather and great grandfather, with my grandmothers, were professors of religion, calvinistic in sentiment, and godly in their lives.

“ I have often heard my dear father date his hope at about eight years old, though he was more than forty, when he made a public profession of religion. He always prayed in his family, and I have repeatedly found him at prayer, in some retired place. He always appeared to regard the holy Sabbath, to delight in the public worship of the Lord, to respect the Bible and preachers of the Gospel, to love Christians, to value awakenings, and cordially to believe in the doctrines of grace. He ever appeared to think very lowly of himself, and to feel, that, if a

rom her. I was ah believe, me

Christian, he was the least of all. He was hospitable, and felt in the distresses of the afflicted. He was gifted in prayer, apt to speak in conferences, and to converse on religion. I know of none, with whom I could talk more freely on religious subjects than my dear father. My mother, I believe, made a profession of religion, when I was about eight years old, and I trust from her life and conversation, she really is what she professes to be.

“ My father had nine children, who lived to grow up, two sons and seven daughters, all of whom except the youngest daughter settled in the family state. I was the oldest of the children. When I was about eight years old, my father removed with his family to Chesterfield, now called Goshen, in Massachusetts. Here I lived with him till I was twenty-one, and went through privations and hardships in assisting him to bring under cultivation, an entirely new farm.”

Beside these early toils on the rocky and unsubdued heights of the Green Mountains, Mr. Hallock was twice called, in the war of the revolution, while yet in his minority, to exchange the tranquillity of agriculture for the tumult of arms. By this severe discipline in his youth, God was preparing him for that “hardness," which he afterwards endured so joyfully as a good soldier of Christ. He sometimes mentioned an incident which occurred in one of these tours of military service, and which, for its excellent moral, may here be introduced.

In 1777, he was one of a body of troops, selected for a secret expedition across Lake George. The detachment left the shore about one o'clock, P. M.,

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