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and so exceedingly crowded, They seemed to think their God was Asleep, or gone a journey that they must needs make a great noise to excite his attention. I do not believe in so much noise. Paul says "let everything be done decently and in order." I thought of Elijah; when not in the rushing wind nor in the sound of many waters; but in the "still small voice" he heard God speak. Yet I would fain believe there were many sinners, devoted hearts, earnestly seeking to know what they should do, and desirous of the favors of this "High and Holy One{?}." But yet I fear there were many too acting from the exciting impulses of the moment; like the seed that was cast on a rock and when it sprang up withered, for it lacked moisture. We went about four miles over the wildest road I ever saw; I really