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Table of the Associations.

When Constituted. Number.

Names of the
Associations.

Names of the States.

Number of Churches. en een on No. Baptiz. in the year.

Total No. of Members. ã Orlained Ministers.

wal Unordained Ministers.

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1815. Place of Meeting.

Time of Meeting 1 1707 Philadelphia, Penn. 24 160 2597 23 6 Philadelphia, 1st. chh. 1st. Tuesday, 3 Oct. 3 P. X 21751 Charleston, S. C. 39 225 3756 28 3 Calvary clih. Sumter dis. S.C. Sat. bef. 1 Sab. 4 No. 11 AN 3 1756 Sandy Creek, N. C.

October. 4 1766 Ketockton,

Va. 37 133 246213 1 Happy Creek, Frederic co. Va. Thurs. before 3 Sab 17 de 5-Strawberry,

Va. 6 1767 Warren,

R.I. 40233 4108 29 4 Middleborough, 3d. chh. Mass. Tues. after 1 Wed. 17 Sept. 7 1771 Kehukee, N. C. 31 44 1961 18 7 Fishing Creek, Halifax co. N.C Sat. bef. 1 Sab. 7 Oct. 10 AM 81772 Stonington,

Con.
29 3007 22
Stonington, Conn.

3 Wed, 18 Oct. 10 A. N. 9 1776 Red Stone, Penn.

Sept. 1809.
20 1780 Shaftsbury,
Vt. 35 389923
Newtown, N. Y.

1 Wed. 7 June, 10 A. M. 11 1782 Salisbury, Md. 13 26 428 10 2 Bethel, Sussex county, Del.

Sat. bef. 4 Sab. 20 Oct 12 1783 Dover, Va. 40

Glebe landing, Middlesex e.Va. 2 Sat. 14 Oct. 12 o'clock Middle District, Va.

11 3 Muddy Creek, Powhatan e. Va. 2 Sat. 14 Oct.
14
Woodstock,

Vt. 25
180223 Windsor, Verinont,

Last Wed. 27 Sept. 1 P. 151784 Georgia, Geo. 35 112 33.33 111 6 Long Creek, Warren co.

Sat. bef. 3 Sab. 7 Oct. 16 1785 Elkhorn, Ky. 27 7012697 12

Town Fork,

2 Sat. 12 Aug. 17 Groton V. Conf. Con. 10 1357 11 4 Lyne, Conn.

Wed.af.3 Sab. 21 June, 17.) 18 New Hampshire, N. H. 30 1849 19 4 Lebanon, Maine,

2 Wed. 14 June, 10 A. N. 19 Salem, Ky.

2 Frid. 13 Oct. 20 Vermont, 1787 13| 4 Rupert, Vermont,

1 Wed. 4 Oct. 10 A. M 21 1786 Holston, Ten. 12 859 4 31

2 Friday, 11 Aug. 22 1787 Bowdoinham,

Me.
35 1755 27 2 Bowdoin, Maine,

4 Wed. 27 Sept. 10 A. M 231788 Roanoke, Va. 24 1789 Bethel, S, C. 132 15012446 25 5

Sat. bef. i Sab. Oct. 30 Septe 25 Meredith, N. H. 7 863 5

2 Wed. 13 Sept. 10 A.M. 26 1790 Hartford, Con. 25 180113 2 Colebrook, Conn.

1 Wed. 4 Oct. 10 A. M 27 Ports mouth, Va.

Sough Quay, Virginia,

Sat. bef. 4 Sab. 27 May. 28 1790 Yadkin,

N. C. 15
10 3

1 Sat. 7 Oct.
29 1791 Albenarle,
30 Goshen,

Va. 24
16

3 Sat. 15 Oct. 31 New-York, N. Y. 28 76 1970 15 2 New-York, Gold st. church, 2 Wed. 10 May, 2 P.M 32 Shiloh,

Va. 201071591 1310 Luray, Shenandoah co. Va. Frid. bef. i Sabs. 1 Sept 33 Warwick, N. Y, 201 41 1279 16 3 Latintown,

1 Wed. 7 June, 2 P.M. 34 1792 Baltimore, Md. 19 33 949 11, 3 Old Seneca, Montgomery co. Frid. bef. 2 Sab. 8 Sep. 114 38 1793 Leyden, Mass. 24 1861 16 5 Royalston, Mass.

2 Wed. 11 Oct. 1 P. M. 36 New River, Va. 37 Tates Creek, Ky.

August, 1806 38 1794 Flat River, N. C. 9 43 961 5 1 Grassy creek chh. Gran.c.N.C. Sat. bef. 4 Sab. 22 April 39 Hephzibah, Geo. 271 94 1422 17! 6 Buchhead chh. Buck co. Sat. bef, 4 Sab. 23 Sept. 40 Neuse,

NC. 22 43 10.591 51 2 Haduot's creek, Carteret c.N.C. Sat. bef. 3 Sab. 14 Oet. 11 4 41 1795 Delaware, Del. 7 23 476) 4 3 Cow Marsh,

Sat. bef. 1 Sab. 3 June, 11 4
Fairfield,
Vt. 13
51 Johnson, Vermont,

Last Wed. 30 Aug. 16 A. 43 Otsego, N. Y. 311 83 1006 14 Newport, N. Y.

1 Wed. 6 Sept. 10 A. M 441796 Cheinung, N. Y. 15 591 661 7 3 Elmyra,

1 Wed. 4 Oct. 10 A. M. 45 Rensselaerville, N. Y. 17 120 1233 17 Lexington, N. Y.

2 Wed. 11 Oct. 10 AM 46 1797 Miami,

Ohio, 13
12

Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 9 Sept. 47 1798 Bracken, Ky:

Sept. 1809. 43 Mayo, Va.

June. 49 Sarepta, Geo.

Oct. 1812. 50 1799 Mountain, N. C. 51 1800 Broad River, S. C. 25 199119 2 Buffaloe ch. York district, S.c. Frid. bef, 3 Sab. 13 Oct. 52 Green River, Ky. 18 13 1237 14 4 Braver Dam chh. Warren co. 4 Sat, 22 July 531801 Cayuga, N Y. 20 2469 13 Brutus, N. Y.

3 Wed. 20 Sept. 10 A, N. 54 Stúrbridge, Mass. 22 1937 17 4 Belchertown, Mass

Last Wed. 27 Sept. 10 A. X 55)1802 Essex, IN, Y. 6! 208 Elizabethtown,

2 Wed. 13 Sept.

Va.

: 536

When Constituted. Number

Names of the
Associations.

Names of the States.

| Number of Churches.

No. Baptiz. in the year.

Total No. of Members.
El Ordained Ministers.
w Unordained Ministers.

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1815. Place of Meeting:

Time of Meeting. 56. 1802 North Bend, Ку. 16 16 859 13 3

4th Friday, 22 September. 571 North District, Ky, 27

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Cane Spring M. H. Madison c. First sat. 5 Aug.
Savannah River, Geo. 33 285 5953 14 4 Springtown, Barnwell dis. S.C. Sat. bef. 4 Sab. 26 Nov.
South District, Ky.

Sept. 1807,
Tennessee,
Ten.

Oct. 1809.
611803 Cumberland,
Ten.

Sept. 1812. 02 Long Run, |ку.

Sept. 1812. 63 Saluda,

S. C.

25 131 1310 11 5 Clear spring M.H.Greenville d Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 12 Aug. mit 6 1904 Appomattox, Va.

Mountain creek, P. Edward c 2 Sat. 12 Aug.
Lincoln,

Me.

50 2620 27 St. George, Maine, 3 Wed. 20 Sept. 10 A. M. Meherrin, Va. 16 784 9 Mecklenburg, Virginia, Sat, bef. 4 Sab. 22 April. Russel's Creek, Ky.

Sept. 1811.
Stockton's Valley Ky.

Sept. 1811.
Union,

Va.
TO 1805 Cape Fear,

N. C. 25 691541 17 1 Beulah, Samson co. N. C. Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 7 Oct. 11 A.M. 71 Enancipating so. Ky. 12

65 Newhope M. H. Woodford co. Friday bef. 3 Sat. 15 Sept. Saratoga, N. v. 23 208. 2785 13 5 M.H. of Kingsburg & Hartford Last Wed. 28 June, 10 A.M. 73

Obio, 110 10 408 Big Bottom church, Ross co. Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 7 Oct. 11 A.M. 741806 Chowan, X. C. 23198 2035 8 3 Outlaws chapel,

Sat, bef. 2 Sab. 13 May. 73

Country Line, N. C. 11 110 1015 111 Wheeley M.Hl. Person co. N.C. Sat. bef. 5 Sab. 29 July. 70 Raleigh,

N. C. 1956 1178 Rocky Spring, Jolinson c. N.c. Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 7 Oet. 11 A.M. 77 Red River,

Ten. 19491001 14 3 Spring creck of Red ri. Rob.c. Sat, bef. 2 Sab. 12 Aug:

Penn. 3 264 1 Mount Pleasant, Penn. 1 Wed. 6 Sept. 10 A. M.
Barre,
Vt. 11 384

3 Wed. 20 Sept. 1 P. M.
French Bioad, N. C. 14 596

August, latter part.
Green Brier, Va. 3

3 2 Biglevels church,

19 September. $2 Missisippi Mis.T. 23 106 107113 Sarepta church,

Sat, bef. 3 Sab. 14 Oct. 83 1808 Accomack,

Va.
Plack River,
N. Y. (11 442 7 2 Turin, N. Y.

2 Wed. 14 June, 10 A. M. Edgefield, S.C. 37 2976

Sat, bef. 3 Sab. 16 Sept.
Elk River,
Ten.

Oct 1812.
Madison,
N. Y. 32 24891246

2 Wed. 13 Sept.
Ohio, 12 4641 6 3

19 Aug 1813. 991 Dublin,

N. H. 101
5801 6

3 Wed, 18 Oct.
Lake George,

N. Y. 921 Licking,

Ky.
9 887 Bryan's.

2 Sat. 9 Sept.
92
I. T. 9 312) 6

September
93
White Water,

I. T. 15 619 7 4 Elkhorn, Wayne co. I. T. 3 Frid. 18 Aug. 11 A. M.
Union,
N. Y. 12 7041 8

1 Wed. 6 Sept.
Ten. 30 64214613 5 Overal's creek M. H. Ruth. co. Sat. bef. 2 Sab. 9 Sept. 10 A.M
Cumberland, Me. 24 1265 18 1 Minot, Maine,

Wed af. 4 Wed. Sep. 4 Oct.
Danville,

Vt. 10 289 5 Craftsbury, Vermont, 3 Wed, 21 June, 1 P. M.
Oekmulgee,
Geo.

Sept. 1812.
Mass. 27 118 2017 21 3 Boston, 3d church, Mass. 3 Wed. 20 Sept. 10 A. M.
Franklin, N. Y. 17 67 1275 12 2 Franklin,

3 Wed. 20 June, 10 A. M. Hol. Pur. Conf. N. Y. 11 349 3 Hamburg, N. Y.

3 Wed. 20 Sep. N. J. 21 54 1887 14, 5 Salem, N. J.

3 Tues. 19 Sept. 2 P. M. Silver Creek, 1. T. 11 837| 6

August. 104 Washington, Ten. 106 Westfield, Mass. 7 636 7 Hinsdale, Mass.

1 Wed. 6 Sept. 10 A. M. 1061812 St. Laurence,

N. Y. 5

83 1 107 -- Straight Creek, Ohio,

6 61 1059 Hillsborough, Highland co. Oh. Frid. bef. 4 Sab. 25 Aug. 106(1813 Little River,

Ten.

Geo. 1104 Flint River,

M. T. 17 35 1021 8 5 Enon, Briar-Fork of Flint riv. 1 Sat. bef, 1 Sab. Oct. 30 Sept. 111

Burning Spring, Ky; 11 22 403 South fork ch.Licking, Floyd c. 1 Sat. 7 Oct. 112

Ohio, 113 Ontario, N. Y. 28 1285 22

September, 114 Sab. G. Conf. 115 Yearly Meeting, R. I. '16 (1339|12! Swansea, Mass.

Frid, bef. 2 Sab. 8 Sep. 20 A.M. To the preceding list may be added Tazes Valley,—the name of this Association appears on the Minutes of the Green Brier Åssociation, a copy of which has been forwarded by the Rev. Mr.

Alderson, together with a friendly letter, since the former part of the Report was in press.

981809 Beaver,

Sept. 1812.

20

Wabash,

99 1010 Concord,

96 97 98

991811 Boston,

102

New Jersey,

109 1814 Ebenezer,

Mad River,

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In the preceding Table it is much regretted that so many blanks were un• avoidably left for want of inforination. It is hoped the Associations will seasonably forward their Minutes the ensuing year to the Corresponding Secre. tary of the Board, the Rev. Dr. Staughton of Philadelphia; and that they will exhibit such numerical indications, and such statements in their Minutes respectively, as will assist the Board in their next Report to return the said Table without blank or deficiency; that the whole denomination may be seen in a single view.

This Table is arranged numerically according to the order of the times when the Associations were constituted. Several Associations being found to have been constituted in the same year, are ranged in relation to each other, alphabetically. Those, the date of whose constitution has not yet been ascertained, are placed after the others, ranged also alphabetically. Should it be dis. covered that any mistake has been macie, it is hoped that information of it will be communicated, that, in a future Report, such mistake may be corrected. A few of these statements are taken from minutes of 1813; but most of them from minutes of 1814, and from letters which individuals bave been so good as to write and forward. While future communications are respectfully soli. cited, grateful thanks are tendered for those which have been received.

DOMESTIC MISSIONS,

By which is meant missions in such parts of our country as would, otherwise, remain

destitute of the regular preaching of the gospel. Upon this article it would afford much pleasure to enlarge were sufficient documents in hand, and could the limits of this Report permit. By their minutes it appears that the Cumberland, Vermont, Shaftsbury, Sturbridge, Boston, Warren, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Otsego, and Cayuga Associations, and perhaps others whose minutes have not come to hand, extind a generous and active patronage to exertions of this nature. Others are about commencing

efforts of the same kind. In connexion with the leyden, and the Savannah River, and probably others, Societies for the same purpose have for some time existed. In New York city, besides the exertions of the Gold street church, which have been considerable, is a similar society; and one in North Carolina. One in Phi. ladelphia and one in Boston, patronized, as just intimated, by the Philadelphia and Boston Associations. With peculiar satisfaction it is perceived that the at. tention to foreign, has in several instances, revived the spirit of domestic mis. sions, and even originated, or excited, a regard to this subject in places where, before, it either did not exist, or was totally inactive. This is, indeed, conceived to be the manifest tendency of efforts to impart the gospel to the heathen. So that those who patronize foreign missions, while they enjoy the satisfaction inseparable from pious exertions to diffuse the truth as it is in Jesus, into dis. tant parts of the world, have, at the same time, the consolation of perceiving that these evangelical charities return with blessings on our own land, and promote the preaching and influence of the gospel at home. On this subject in. formation is solicited, and the hope entertained, that, in a future Report, the Board will be able to present a view of it more particular, ample, and satisfactory.

* The beneficial tendency of foreign missionary efforts in relation to domes. tic missions, has been very apparent in England. Not only has village preaching been greatly promoted as one effect of these efforts, but recently has been established in London The Baptist Society for promoting the Gospel in Ireland Surely the scripture saith not in vain-"the liberal soul shall be made fat; and le that watereth shall be watered also himself.

STATE OF THE FUNDS.

D. C. 1814. By balance in the treasury, as per Proceedings of the Convention,” p. 37.(20 dolls, the translation,)

1556 68 May 28, By cash, by Rev. Dr. Baldwin, from Newark, N. J. 10 00

By donation of the Hon. Judge Tallmadge, New-York, 100 00 July 19, By remittance from the Delaware B. S. for F. Missions, 42 60 August 5, By remittance from Baptist M. Society in R. I.

332 04 By ditto the Bap. Soc. for Prop. gos. in India, &c. 1101 71 By ditto ditto for Kev. A. Judson,

50 0 By ditto ditto for translations,

48 29 By ditto ditto for American Missionaries in Asia,

20 00 By ditto ditto towards establisbing a branch of the Biblio

theca Biblica, Calcutta, Prince of Wales' Island, &c. 30 00 Nov. 5. By remittance from the Bap. Soc. in Troy,

53 47 19, By ditto the New York Bap. Soc. for Foreign Missions, 221 00 1815 Jn. 7, By interest of United States' stock,

37 50 18, By remittance from the Utica B. Soc. to aid in F. Missions, 100 00 Mar. 18, By ditto the Salem Bib. Trans. and For.. Mission Soc. 773 29 By ditto the Neuse Association, N. C.

24 00 By ditto the Evan. Soc. Bristol and Newport Cos. R. I. 55 26 By ditto the Soc. for Wor. Co. and vicinity Aux. &c. (83 03 for translation,)

50 00 By ditto the Bap. F. M Soc. of New Jersey,

137 12 By cash thro' the hands of Mr. Rice, from various sources, 514 21 Mar. 20, By remittance from the Rensselaerville Association, N. Y. 24 00 By ditto the Madison Association, N. Y.

42 00 By ditto the Licking Asso. (for Proceedings of the Con.) K. 3 87 Ap. 7, By interest on the United States' stock,

37 50 9, By remittance from the Bap. Soc. for prop. Gos. in India, &c. 78 00 29, By ditto the Evan. Soc. Bristol and Newport Co. Aux. &c. 100 00

By ditto a Mis. Soc. connected with the Sturbridge Asso. 100 00 May 1, By ditto the N. Y. Mid. Dis. Soc. Auxiliary, &c.

100 00 3, By ditto the N. Y. Bap. Female Soc. for F. M.

189 46 By 3 shares in the Bank of Amer. presented by a lady, 10, By balance of accounts with Mr. Rice,

233 09 11, By remittance from the Bap. F. M. Society of N. J.

45 50 Deduct from which

$6,210 59 To two remittances to India for the support of Mr. Judson, $2000– to premium on dollars, 852 50to Mrs Coles' bill for printing the Proceedings, &c. and for some other printing and paper, $189 33 to the purchase of books for the use of Mr. Judson, and books and stationary for records, &c. $71 46-to sundry postages of the Cor. Secretary, Treasurer, and Agent of the Board, $61 12-to cash borrowed to defray the expense of Mr. Rice's first journey to the south, to Mr. Rice for his services, and to various other contingent but unavoidable expenditures, $704 94---to expenses of Mr. Hough, $200—to counterfeit bills, $6—to investment in U. States' stock, $1875—to commission on the purchase of said stock, and other contingent expenses of the Treasurer, $6 11,

5,166 46 To 50 dolls. more, paid towards expenses of Brother Hough,

50 00

Balance in the treasury 994 13 United States' stock, as per investment above mentioned of 1875 dolls. 2500 00 Nominal value of the 3 Bank shares above mentioned,

300 00 Received since 11th May, viz By remittance from the New-York Association,

59 72 By ditto the Baltimore Baptist M. Society,

151 00 By ditto the Baptist Mis. Soc. of Frederick Co. Va.

70 00 By ditto the Gen. Com. of Churches in the Charleston Asso. S. C. 300 00

By ditto the Sansom-st. Bap. Female Soc. for F. Missions,

303 00 By collection in Sansom-st. M. H. on the setting apart of Br. Hough for the mission,

58 00 By the Philadelphia Baptist Society for Foreign Missions,

625 00 By collection, 21st inst. in the Bap. Meeting-house, Roxboro', Penn. 8 45 By ditto, 2d inst. in Hopewell, N. J.

10 50 By ditto, 29.h inst. at Frankfort, near Philadelphia,

15 00 Ordered this year by the N. C. Bap. Soc. for F. Missions,

200 00 Ordered by the Richmond Bap. M. Soc. for Prop. Gos. in India, &c. 250 00

The undersigned, having the Treasurer's account, as certified by John Withington, Esq. and having examined Mr. Rice's settlement with the Treastrer, as per resolve of the Board; is of opinion, that the preceding exhibits an accurate view of the state of the funds of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions.

DANIEL CHESSMAN.

MISCELLANEA. Upon the general state of religion amongst the churches throughout the country, little can here be said. By casting an eye over the preceding Table of the Associations, it will be perceived that in 100 many instances the number of preachers does not equal the number of churches belonging to an Associa. tion;—this should incite, more frequently, and more fervently, to pray the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest

. In several parts of our country, as appears on the minutes of the Associations, revivals, some of them extensive, have taken place. The minutes of the Philavelphia, Me herrin, Rensselaerville, and perhaps others, gratefully record instances of this nature of the divine goodness and mercy.

It will ever be pleasing to announce revivals amongst other denominations as well as within the circle of our more immediate communion Particularly at the present time awakenings to a remarkable extent in several colleges, call loudly for thanksgiving to “ the Father of Lights."

With much pleasure is the number and advancing progress of Bible Socie. ties here adverted to. Within the narrow space of about seven years, seventysix societies of this description have risen into existence in our own country, to share in the benevolent effort “to make known the volume of Revelation in every region of the globe.”

Gladly would the opportunity to notice the missionary efforts of other denominations be seized, could the limits of this Report possibly admit; while the benediction of heaven is devoutly supplicated on every atiempt to spread the truth as it is in Jesus, and to advance the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour.

Among the favourable indications of Providence, particularly in relation to the enlargement of our own denomination, exertions to educate those who ap. pear to be called of God to the work of the ministry, certainly are not the least propitious. Efforts of this nature in the south and in the north, as well as in the middle states, appear to be increasing; and their beneficial tendency will, it is believed, be extensively realized. By the minutes of the Boston and Woodslock Associations, there appear t have been formed two Bisptist Education Societies during the last year, one in Massachusetts, and one in Vermont, for the purpose of improving the qualifications of pious young men for the gospel ministry. This thing is patronized also, as their minutes evince, by other Associations; and is, indeed, the more pleasing, as it tends to foster the hope that while the Lord is inclining the churches to supply the means of supporting missionaries, he is inclining them also to supply pious young men, who desire to minister in the gospel, with the means of becoming more fully qualified for this responsible employment; nor can it be doubted that the same gracious Being will incline the hearts of a suitable number of these, as he has inclined the heart of brother Hough, willingly to offer themselves to the missionary service. One or two such young men are already known to the Board. Missionaries, it may be anticipated, will thus in the course of Divine Providence be raised up for the apostolic service, both in the east and in the west. Atten.

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