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afflicted family, and soothed their sorrows, by express: ing his hopes of a blessed immortality. When he drew pear to the closing scene, being asked how he then viewed the Saviour, he replied, "as my Prophet, Priest, and King, and all my hope is founded on his righteousDess." Again, being asked how the Divinity and Atonement of Christ then appeared, he declared they were at the foundation of all his hopes.
As through life he had laboured unremittingly for the good of Zion, so his last prayer was offered up for her peace and prosperily, and for that of his own charge, still peculiarly dear to his heart:-and, accord ing to the evidence exhibited, he closed his eyes in the full assurance of hope.
Ilis life was éminently a life of faith, and prayers and hope, and he was not without his reward even in this life. The church at Washington was not only preserved, and cherished, and strengthened, under his pastoral care, but the neighbouring churches of Smyrna and Flemingsburgh, when destitute of a pastor, and in at languishing state, were preserved and built up by his services. To his unwearied persevering care, the churches of Augusta and Maysville are indebted also for their organization. His character was perhaps peculiar with respect to meeting difficulties of a particular kind. Though nearly one of the meekest men of the earth, he was sometimes exposed to very rude attacks on account of his unwcaried diligence in tryiög so save souls. He uniformly considered these attacks as evidence that the strong man was about to be dis
lodged, and consequently as an additional encouragement to perseverance. And a very considerable nun. ber of facts might be mentioned as proof, that in many of these cases he was not mistaken. His
weapons were not carnal. They were faith, and prayer, and gentle admonition, and authority. And they were in some well attested cases powerful means.
Upwards of twenty years he continued at his post. Many were his difficulties—many were his discouragements. But during the last years of his life his comforts were multiplied, in obtaining evidence that his labours had not been lost. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Though seed lie buried long in dust,
It shan't deceive their hope,
For grace secures the crop. When he was absent from his pastoral charge on the last journey he ever made on earth, a lady, who was a member of his church, and who gave some evidences of piety, lamented to a friend with whom she had only an occasional interview, that though she had in former days been much edified by his ministrations, yet for some time past she could not derive much benefit from them, on account of some difference of opinion with hini on some doctrinal articles, or about something else of still less importance. But little did she think that neither she, nor her family, were ever to enjoy any more of these ministrations. Hearer of the gospel, if you love the Lord Jesus, beware of cherishing in the smallest degree unfavourable impressions against those whom you must acknowledge to be faithful and affectionate preachers of that gospel.
He was called home, 31st Oct. 1822, in the 50th year
of bis age.
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND LABOURS OF
THE REV. DANIEL SMITH, late Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, who died on the 22d day of February, 1823.-By Rev. JAMES BLYTHE,
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Middleborough College in Vermont. Soon after he finished his academical course he became a member of the Theological School at Andover, where he prosecuted his studies, preparatory to the ministry, with great reputation to himself, and much to the satisfaction of the professors.
Mr. Smith wag licensed to preach the everlasting gospel by the Holles Association, April, 21, 1813, and his connexion with the Theological Seminary was dissolved Sept. 22, 1813. From that time he was an active, zealous and faithful mininister of the New Testament until his death.
Mr. Smith's mind seems to have imbibed much of that blessed spirit which has produced such happy re
sults in the Andover School, a sympathy for the perishing and the destitute. Accordingly we find this young hero, as early as August 13, 1914, in Philadelphia, on his way to fulfil a very important and perilous missionary tour in the most southern and western parts of the United States. It was when Mr. Smith was upon this tour that the writer of this memoir had the happiness of becoming acquainted with him. His extreme youth, then only 23, his soft and refined manners, his cultivated mind, classical taste, and above all, his glowing piety, conspired to make a powerful appeal in his behalf to the understanding and the heart of every person who became acquainted with him. If Mr. Smith had been alone, the prudence of the Board by whom he was employed might have been called in question, for having esployed so young a man upon so important a Mission. Bat he was associated with the excellent and the ever to be lamented Mr. Mills; and never was there a harpier association. Mr. Mills had all the wisdom, experi. ence and firmness of an old veteran of the cross; Mr. Smith had all the ardor and intrepiility of a young be.
The impression made upon the heart of every pi. ous person, when Mr. Smith first passei througli Lex. ington on his way to the south, is well recollected. Suf: fice it to say, he left us, carrying with him the prayers and the best wishes of hundreds.
At this period the pious people of the west had scarcely been at all awakened to take any interest is the grand plans at that time rising into notice, for spreading the gospel among the destitnte. All that had been done in this way, was in the form of a Bible Society,
organized and scarcely kept alive by the exertions of two or three individuals. The presence of Mr. Mills and Mr. Smith among us was as life from the grave, as light in darkness. These good men pointed out to us the imperfection of our plans, new-organized our Society, and laid the foundation of many other societies of the same kind in the west.
The objects of the Mission in which these two brethren were engaged, were, first, to circulate the English, Spanish and French Scriptures in the western and southern parts of the United States; secondly, to form new Bible and Missionary Soocieties; and thirdly, to preach the gospel in destitute places. To these gentlemen were committed several thousand copies of the Scriptores in various languages, but by far the greatest number in the French language.
In this cargo were 5,000 French Testaments, 600 English Bibles, and from 12 to 13,000 religious tracts. No person who is at all acquainted with what was the state of Louisiana at that time, can for a moment hesi. tate to believe that this very appropriate attention from the people of the United States to this newly incorporated territory, bad the most happy influence upon the French population. Most of the French Testaments were distributed in Louisiana.
This cargo was shipped at Pittsburgh, and consigned to various friends living on the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi, who were to be subsequently visited either by Mr. Mills or Mr. Smith. Doubtless this was the richest cargo
upon our western waters, . as it was the first of its kind. This proposition we