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SBL DEL REMANS

OF THE LATE

REV. JOHN R:“M’DOWALL,

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by Mrs. PHEBE M'Dowall, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

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Tappan Presb, Ass
11-7-31

CONTENTS.

15

Page

PREFACE,

vii

CHAPTER 1.-Early LIFE OF M’DOWALL.-Account by his

Father,

CHAPTER 11.-YOUTHFUL Diary.-Miscellaneous reflections

Petitions - Reminiscences-Sickness-Conversion-Tri-

als-Dedication to the ministry-Incipient labors-Sab-

bath-schools-Alternate depression and comfort-Revival

of religion-Self-renunciation-Dedication to martyrdom, 5

CHAPTER .-Relinquishment of worldly prospects-Plans of

study-Hungerings and thirstings after righteousness

Solemn covenant engagements and vows-Copy of a

letter,

CHAPTER IV.- Precautions against error-Against impetuosity

and indiscretion-Chastisements Disappointments--Re-

signation--Claims of the heathen--Response to the call.--

Departure from his father's house-Commencement of his

studies at Amherst-Resolutions and prayers,

· 19

CHAPTER V.-EXERCISES OF HIS MIND AT AMIERST.-Joy in God

-Temptations-Coldness-Slow Progress--Self-abase-

ment-Sanctuary and social privileges—The heathen-

The Jews-Longing desires for their conversion-Anxiety

to visit Jerusalem, and labor in Palestine-He unites with

the church in Amherst–Pecuniary destitution-Spiritual

distresses-Instruction of children,

CHAPTER VI.-Entrance at College-New dangers and new

resolutions-Prayers for his father-for his mother-for

his sister and brothers-For the church-Sore temptations

--Solicitude to understand the Bible-Conscientiousness

-New-Year's meditations-Excessive study-Excursion

-Revivals-Sickness-Recovery-Destitution-Relief-

A precious season-Thoughts of home and kindred-

Close of the term-Self-examination-Commencement-

Prayer for a revival in college-Labors in South Hadley,

Granby, and South-Hampton-Exhortation to professors-

Preparations to enter another institution,

CHAPTER VII.-Funeral-Conversation with a colored man-

Thoughts on prayer-Colleges-Sunday School-Poor

health-Depravity of man-Visits among the unconvert-

ed-Opposition-Objections refuted-Determination to

go forward,

45

CHAPTER VIII.—Trouble-Thoughts of home-Death of Mr.

Fisk-Calumny-Reflections—Vacation-Fast in Kin-

derhook,

52

Page

CHAPTER IX.-Return to college-Prayer-meetings-Conver-

sion of a young man-Slander-Officers in college, 58

CHAPTER X.-Visits among sinners-Success-Opposition-

Cruelty to animals-Doubts-Kindness of parents-Des-

pondency-Visit to Ballstown, and his parents,

CHAPTER XI.—Thoughts on the revival-Trials—Concerning

leaving the Dutch church-Deep sense of sin--Letters-

Ministerial qualifications,

68

CHAPTER XII.-Letter from Mr. Crane-Labors in College

Persecutions—Prayer Meeting-Fainting-Kindness

Letter from J. C. Beaman, Ohio-Labors in the vicinity

of College-Journey to Canada-Faithfulness and piety, 80

CHAPTER XI.--Letter from Mr. Richmond-Letter from Mr.

Hallock-Doings of the Board at Providence-Mr.

M'Dowall's labors-Extracts from his Journal–Testimo-

nials of his friends–Labors in different parts-Ill health-

Influence and energy of ladies-Letter to Mr. Hallock-

Extracts from the Report of the Rhode Island Sunday-

school Union,

CHAPTER XIV.—Return to Princeton-Reflections on various

subjects—Reading Sermons-African School-Joining

Princeton Presbytery-Appetite-Visits in African fami-

lies-On inducing people to read the Bible through—Plea-

sant interview-Inquiries to know duty respecting future

labors-Left Princeton for New-York-Visit Five Points

-Horrid scene and depravity exposed-Appeal to Ladies

-An African's excuse not to attend meeting-Called to

see a corpse-Preached Christ-John Stratford-Labors

continued-Sailors-Lotteries,

CHAPTER XV.-Groceries—Gambling-Reflections on lust-

On the wages of sin-Cruelty of the keepers of houses of

infamy-Manner of leading females to the Five Points-

Progress of the school-Difficulties in the way of females

who wish to leave the abodes of sin—Indifference in the

city to the cause of reform-Faithfulness in preaching-

Females taken to the Refuge-Character of the seducer, 109

CHAPTER XVI.—Papacy and Paganism-Search the Scriptures

- Visit to the Refuge-Story of a poor girl-A word to

parents-Evening at the Tract House-Leaving the

School-A short summary of his doings—Conversation

with a wicked woman-Close preaching-Visit with Mr.

Wheelwright among the abandoned— Talk to a young

man,

CHAPTER XVII.- Visit to the Hook, Visit in Anthony-street-

Card-playing-An infidel-School opened at the Dispen-

sary-Testimony of Mahala Lake-Story of a merchant

-Sabbath-school removed-Talk to a young man-Visit

to Princeton-Journey to Philadelphia-Magdalen So-

155

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ciety-Conversation on infidelity-Leaves Philadelphia-

Conversation in the stage-Goes to New-York-Five

Points-A man in soft raiment- Visit to Penitentiary-To

Tammany Hall,

131

CHAPTER XVIII.–Visit to the Five Points-A young girl-

Visit at the Alms House-School at the Penitentiary-

Case of two females-His own division-French Revolu-

tion--Story of a young man-Weekly report to the Execu-

tive Committee-Female Penitentiary-Ancient poets-

Visit to the Asylum-Description of vile houses-Meet-

ing of the Board of the Benevolent Society-Vile houses

in and about the Five Points—Number of vile men and

women,

143

CHAPTER XIX.-Weariness-Walk in Broadway-Interview

with two girls-Advice and kindness-Persuaded them

to go home-The next day called on them and learned

their situation - Visit to the Asylum-Trouble among

them amicably settled-Meeting in the Penitentiary-

Visit at Anthony and Chatham-streets-Meeting at the

Five Points-Reflections-Farther visits-Visit to twelve

wards in the Alms House,

CHAPTER XX.–Visit to Bellevue-Affecting incident–Testi-

mony of A. P.-Penitentiary accommodations-Story of

a young girl.—The aged mother-Description of houses

of ill-fame-City thieves-Remarks,

163

CHAPTER XXI.-Story of a merchant-Dress of christian fe-

males—License-Discouragements-Testimony of a phy-

sician-Marriage-Magdalen Facts--State of suspense-

Meeting of ministers-Discouragements—Manner of be-

ing found in a garret-Removal from the place,

177

CHAPTER XXII.-Letter-Cholera-Devising ways to bring his

cause before the public-Lectures-Discouragements-

Efforts made-Wm. Goodell's appeal-Supplies sent in, 194

CHAPTER XXIII.—Commences his journey-Benevolent Society

-Encouragements and difficulties-Moral Reform meet-

ing-Malice and threats-All at stake-New troubles

-Štrange things—Nameless facts-Sickness of Mrs.

M’Dowall-Luxury and style,

CHAPTER XXIV.-Grand Jury-Moral Reform-General Ref-

uge on the banks of the Hudson-Stranger's home-New-

York election-New-York Observer-Obscene prints, 213

CHAPTER XXV.-Third Presbytery-Kindness-Mobs-Letter

to Oneida Institute-Leaves the house in Mott-street-

Address to the ladies of Moral Reform Society,

227

CHAPTER XXVI.–Visit to New Haven and Litchfield-His for.

tune-Amalgamation and purity-Sail up the Hudson-

Obscene pictures-Journal in Troy,

249

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