The Congregational quarterly Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...carried the tracts, books, and papers, of the Tract Society--a service which, together with other qualifications, indicated that he was the man to be put into an official position in that work. Entering with all his heart upon the new occupation, he went off to Chattanooga with a supply of reading matter for the soldiers. During his two months of sickness he was kindly cared for by the actuaries of the Christian Commission, and in their rooms. Mr. Martin was a man of singular purity and integrity of character. His piety was of a deep and even flow. After he had decided in the seminary uf become a missionary, be wrote home the result, and received from his father the reply, " 1 am not surprised, for I had consecrated you to that work at the time of your conversion." At that time, on returning from one of the meetings for the instruction of young converts, held by Horatio Foot, who dwelt much on the missionary spirit of the Gospel, he said to his mother, as his father writes me in a private note, " If I live to be a man, I mean to be a missionary.'i "Then and there," says the sire, "I gave up all my right of property in him, and always looked upon him a% God's." And so the son held himself and all that he had as the Lord's. While working his way in the seminary by teaching, a tenth of his income was sacredly set apart for God, which was also his rule till death. It is a sad fact, in this connection, that Mr. Martin's only brother, Simeon, while in the service of the government, was lost on the Ruth, which was burned on the Mississippi six months ago. In the deep bereavement of their father, wives, and children, may the consolations of grace abound. Rev. EZRA ADAMS, pastor of the Congregational Church, died in Gilsum, N. Hn M...

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