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VOLUME 1. THE NORTH AND SOUTH, iBIiimf BVBBITT, SdiMr Praprietor, IRUL BB NSOBD BTBBT BATDBDAT, t tm UM Printiiig Offloe of L. ,M. OUERNSKT, in Uw Buement ef the Bsptin Chareb, New BuiAn. Comr. TBBID One Dollar per annum, in Advance. T n a OP AsrBmsiRa: — For a Sqaue, one inaertion, 75 centi, «Mh adffiOonal iosertfon, 2S eta. For half • Sqaare, one Inmtkm. 60 ceau; each additional inaertion. 16 eta. One Stoare tar a year, with F&per, $10. Half Sqoare. $6. (®ttr ( S s s a j g r a t o t r. fVvm Brgant f armllmi>s AmtfioM M»ehamt, LIFE OF AMOS LAWRENCE. " Two rooms in his house, and sometimes three, were used principally for the reception of useful articles fi>r distribotioa. There, when stormy weathw or ill-health prevented him from taking his usual drive, he was in the habit of passing hours in selecting and packing up articles which he considered suitable to the wants of those whom he wished to aid. On such days his coachman's services were put in requisition to pack and tie up * the small hay-oocks,' as he called them in a letter accompanying one to a poor country minis-ter ; and many an illness was the result of over-exertion and fatigue in. supplying the wants of his poorv brethren. These packages were select-ed according to the wants of the recipients. In <nie case, he notifies Professor of- • Goll^ that he has sent by railroad, ' a barrel and bundle of books, with broadcloth and panta-jCTte To a professor in a college in a remote region, he sends a package containing dressing-gown, vest, hat, slippers, jack-knife, scissors, pins, neck-hand-k «rchie&, pantaloons, cloth for coat, History of Groton, lot of pamphlets, &c. * * * * In his daily drives, his carriage was well stored with useful volumes, which he scattered among per-sons of all classes and ages, as he had Opportu-nity; » He purchased largely, the very use-ful as well as tasteful volumes of the Sunday School Union. An agent of the latter Society writes : * I had almost felt intimately acquaint-ed with him, as nearly every pleasant day he visited the depository, to fill the front seat of his coach with books for distribution.'" In one of the numerous letters he wrote in this sick-chamber, he says: *' If it should please Him to try me with disease during the period of my probation, my prayer to Him is, that my mind and heart may be stayed on Him, and that I-may practically illustrate those words of our blessed Saviour, 'Not my will, but thine be done'" Writing to his son on the subject of syetematie charity, he remarks: " Providence has given us unerring principles to guide us in our duties of this sort. Our first duty is to those of our own household, then extending io kindred, fiiands, neighbors (and the term * neighbor' may, in its broadest sense, take in the whole human &mily,) citizens of our State, then of our coun-ixy, then of the other countries of the world." Ope of the most touching and beautiful acts of bif brgS'bearted charity and good-will, was a tokoi of his affection and esteem for Rev. Dr. ghaip, of Boston, an eminent Baptist minister. On the laying out of Mount Auburn cemetery, | f r . Lawrence had taken and enclosed a large plot, not only for his own family, but for Aiends to whom he felt especially attached. In his morn-ing d|iyes for health, he was wont to call upon ministers of various denominations to accompany all Mmod equally dear to him, and he ddightod ia their liompany and sympathy. As iheir companionship was so dear to him in the olodng days of his probation,ihe deored to lie down with'them, side by side, in the long, last ideep; to xwh 3ide by side, with them, wbent»)l. NEW BRITAIN, CONN., SApRDAY, JULY 17, 1858. NUMBEE 11, ed to the great life of eternity. With this thought in his heart, he sent the deed of a lot to the venerable Dr. Sharp. The letter in which the gift was conveyed, is fiot given; but the Doc-tor's, acknowledging the act, is in these beautiful words: '< I cannot find words with which to express my sense of your unexpected and considerate kindness, in providing so beautiful a resting-place in Mount Auburn, for me and my loved ones. It is soothing to me to antidpate that my grave will be so near your own. May the Al-mighty, in His infinite mercy, grant that, when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall awake, we may both rise together, to be forever with the. Lord. If the proximity of my last place of re-pose to ministers of another denomination shall teach candor, charity, and peace, I enjoy thg. sweet consciousness that this will be in harinray, with the object of my life." A considerable, if not the largest portiion at Mr. Lawrence's donations were to institutions and ministers of other denominations. Biehap Mcllvane. of Ohio, in a letter acknowledging the gift of one hundred dollars. In aid of Koiyon College, says: " Coming from one pot. of my own church, it is the more kind an^v grateful." As a little indication of the mann^jni'iHnch he graduated his gifts, we quote a passage ^ m a business letter: " Tell Brother Sharp his beanta-. ful bills find an exceedingly ready use. I shall be glad of one hundred in ones ai^ twos^ tw» me along till the end of the month. The calls are frequent and striking. ' Do with thy might what thy hand findeth to do; for the night com-eth, when no man can work.' God grant me the blessing of being ready to answer the call, wheth-er it be at noon or at midnight." Twelve days after he writes to his banker for another supply, citing, among other things, this passage from a distinguished author: " The good there is in riches lieth altogether in their use, like the wo-man's box of ointment; if it be not broken, and the contents poured out for the refreshment of Jesus Christ, in his distressed members, they lose their worth." Although the senior, and nominally silent, he was still an active partner in a wealthy firm, in the activities of benevolence. His letters to them from his sick-chamber are full of beautiful senti-ments and cheering thoughts. In one written soon after the death of a daughter, he says: <' The weather is such as to keep me housed to-day, and it is important to me to have something to think of beside myself. The sense of loss will press upon me more than I desire it, without the other side of the account. All is ordered in wis-dom and mercy; and we pay a poor tribute to > our Father and best Friend in distrusting him I do most sincerely hope that I may say, from the heart,' Thy will be done.' Please send me a thousand dollars by G., in small bills, thus ena-bling me to fill up the time to some practical pur-pose. It is a painful thought to me that I shall see my beloved daughter no more on earth; but it is a happy one to think of joining her in heav-en." In 1844, ho became acquainted with Presi-dent Hopkins, of Williams College, and with the wants and merits of that institution. A strong friendship resulted from this acquaintance, which warmed and brightened to the last. A volume of letters was exchanged between them, which, some day or other, we hope, raaj be given, to the publie. While Mr. Lawrence was thus distributing his income, a lucrative business, managed by his part-ners, kept him constantly supplied with the means of doing good. On the opening of 1845, he I the following memorandum in his book : atn so well satined with the appropria-heretofere inade for the advancement and ovement of Williams Coll^, that I desire I further investment in the same to the i of ten thousand dollars. In case any ' professorship is established in the college, I be gratified to have it called the Hopkins orship, entertaining, as I do, the most en- : Qonfidence and respect for its distinguished It." it will be observed, that this large dona-was not, ^ e many made to public institu-a providon for a monument to perpetuate iry of the donor. It was not to found a professorship; but one, if established, associated with the name of his friend, his death, a text of Scripture was found upon the blank leaf of an old pocket-which he had evidently entered there at the of his business life, as a standard by which re the value of thepropertv be acquired, to guide its disposition. It was the solemn ion of our Saviour, " What shall it profit a if he gain the whole world and lose his own ?" About this time, his youngest son, Rob-a student in Harvard College, was sinking ly in consumption, and his departure was expected. In this hour of affliction, the ier writes thus to one of his partners: " The 's box of ointment was broken before its was learned. The sermon is significant and r^rould be thankful to improve under mSr J>X!i> . thousand dollars this morning in Sharp's clean money ? thus allowing me the opportunity of expiring my gratitude to a merciful Father above, that he still permits me to administer the good things he has entrusted to me." In a letter referring to his son's situation, he says: ** K he was taken be-fore me, I told him, I hoped it would be to wel-come me to the company of the loved ones of our kindred and friends who have gone before, and to the society of angels and just men made perfect, who compose the great congregation that are gathered there from all the world, that God's love through Christ has redeemed." !niis dear son was soon carried to his last sleeping place in Mount Auburn, and the bowed and stricken father often refers to his visits to the new grave. Alluding to it, he says: " There is in the spot and sccne a touching eloquence that language can scarcely communicate. The dear child's expressive look, and motion of his finger, when be said, ' I am going up,' will abide with me while I live. The year 1 ^ 5 was to him a peiiod of great bereave-ment. In a little more than twelve months, ton of his own immediate family and near connect-ions were r^movedi No man could feel the edge and point of these afflictions more keenly than he, but the power of Christian faith buoyed him up when these sorrows were at their flood; and he was never more earnest and active in assuag-ing the woes of others than when his own were like the swellings of Jordan. On the first of January, 1846, he made an entry in his memo-randum book containing this passage: <* What ain I left here for, and the young branches taken home? • Dear R. taken! the delight of my eyes, a treasure secured, which explains better than in any other way what my Father sees me in need of. I hope to be faithfiil in applying some of my trusts to the uses God manifestly explains to me by his dealings. I repeat, • Thy will be done.'" To what extent he discharged the' duties of his stewarddtipittay be'inferred-frbm the fadt, that^ his expenditures exceeded his income by nearly twenty thousand dollara during the first half of the year. And all tb^ while he was weighing out his ounbe of coarse bread, and the little fluid' tlat made up his mid-day meal. (To be continued.) @ur J f a n i p ®0mspotttete. LONDON, ^ue 25,1858. All doubt as to John Briefs perfect recovery was set at rest last night. For an hoiir and a half he held the House of Commons entranced by an eloquence whic^ he himself has never sur-passed, and which any other member of the House would seek in vain to rival. HappDy has he been styled the Sampson of debate; and if there are any of the lords of (Indian) misrule, who have flattered themselves with the delusive hope that his late lingering illness has at all shorn the locks of his strength, they must have been taught, to their dismay, last night, that not only is the quenchless fire of his genius undimned, W that he is still, as ever, the trenchant enemy of mis-government and of wrong, wherever it is to be.' found. There is no man who has studied the question of India with more conscientious and painstaking diligence than John Bright. There is no man in the House of Commons, or in the country, who more thoroughly and clearly under-stands what is demanded alike by the necessities of that great Empire, and from the character of Christian England. Of course the views of such a statesman are sheer heterodoxy to the whole tribe of time-serving politicians, who know no higher code of political morality than the doctrine of expediency, with whom patriotism and supre-macy are synonymous terms, and who, whe^er for themselves or their country, seem to have but one mottov " Get all you can, and keep all yon get!" Necessarily, therefore, we fi£d th^ T t i^ to-day speaking of this speech as " a splendid reverie," as striking a key note which the world cannot yet follow; but one which the Times is compelled to admit makes sweet music to the ears and hearts of all ri^t-minded men. l%e occasion of this brilliant effort was the second reading of the Crovemment of India Bill, and it is not too much to say that it was not only the speech of the debate, but of the session. John Bright closed his address with the following mag-nificent peroration: "You have had enough of military reputation on eastern fields; you have gathered large harvests of that commodity, be it valuable or be it worthless.. I invite you to some-thing better, and higher, and holier than that; I invite you to a glory not " fanned by con-quest's crimson wing," but based upon the solid and permanent benefits which I believe the Par-liament of England can, if it will, confer upon the countless population of India." We seem to have not only the woes of India brought to our doors, but its temperature; which indeed is one of its woes, at least to those accus-tomed to the ordinary range of an English ther^ mometer. W hen the quicksilver, with us, reaches 80, we begin to pant, and to tell each other what a hot summer it is; when 85 is reached, men get desperate, declare London to be uninhabitable, and rush away to the bathing machines on Bright-on beach or Margate Sands; clamor for Wenham Lake ice, and hint mysteriously at the approach of comets or the cholera; but when, as has late-ly been the case, the newspapers announce, " 90 in the shade " as the temperature of an English summer, the alarmists have it all their own way, and.everybody agrees that such a season nevor was known before, not even to that antiquated' authority, " the oldest inhabitant," And truly-the inhabitants of London have one very justabd serious cause of alarm, during such weather, in the condition of their river Thames. What wks' once a noble, healthful, flowing stream, is now little better than a huge, black, stinking gnUy V the receptacle for the drainage of a o o i ^ of milUons of people. The shores of this xiver are-banks of deep, black, disgusting mud, aad aftefr* a few days dry, sultry weather, the exhalations
|Title||North and South, 1858-07-17|
|Uniform Title||North and South (New Britain, Conn.)|
|Subject||Antislavery movements -- United States -- Newspapers; New Britain (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol.1, no.1 (May 8, 1858) -v. 1, no. 26 (Oct. 30, 1858); Notes: Advocates a brotherly and generous co-partnership of the two great sections of the Republic"; Notes: Printer: Lucius M. Guernsey|
|Contributors||Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879; Guernsey, Lucius M|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N5 N67|
|Relation||Succeeding title: North and South, and New Britain journal|
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|Title-Alternative||The North and South; The North & South|
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THE NORTH AND SOUTH,
iBIiimf BVBBITT, SdiMr Praprietor,
IRUL BB NSOBD BTBBT BATDBDAT,
t tm UM Printiiig Offloe of L. ,M. OUERNSKT, in Uw Buement
ef the Bsptin Chareb, New BuiAn. Comr.
TBBID One Dollar per annum, in Advance.
T n a OP AsrBmsiRa: — For a Sqaue, one inaertion, 75 centi,
«Mh adffiOonal iosertfon, 2S eta. For half • Sqaare, one
Inmtkm. 60 ceau; each additional inaertion. 16 eta.
One Stoare tar a year, with F&per, $10. Half Sqoare. $6.
(®ttr ( S s s a j g r a t o t r.
fVvm Brgant f armllmi>s AmtfioM M»ehamt,
LIFE OF AMOS LAWRENCE.
" Two rooms in his house, and sometimes three,
were used principally for the reception of useful
articles fi>r distribotioa. There, when stormy
weathw or ill-health prevented him from taking
his usual drive, he was in the habit of passing
hours in selecting and packing up articles which
he considered suitable to the wants of those whom
he wished to aid. On such days his coachman's
services were put in requisition to pack and tie
up * the small hay-oocks,' as he called them in a
letter accompanying one to a poor country minis-ter
; and many an illness was the result of over-exertion
and fatigue in. supplying the wants of
his poorv brethren. These packages were select-ed
according to the wants of the recipients. In
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