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LETTER VI. TO THE SAME. Montreal, March 6th, 1841. Dear Friend, At
five o'clock on the morning of the 27th of January, I left Quebec
for this city. Three sleighs filled with our friends, accompanied
me twelve miles out of the city, where we all took breakfast
together. In February, 1835, when the Rev. Matthew Lang and I
visited Quebec for the first time, the brethren, hearing of our
coming, in imitation of those at Rome, who met St. Paul at" the
three taverns," came out twelve miles to meet us, and escorted us
into their noble and beautiful city. You will not, therefore,
wonder that my heart is warmly attached to the Quebec people. I
only spent twenty-one days with them on my first visit, but twelve
weeks with them this time; preached nearly one hundred sermons,
besides exhorting, times innumerable. I also gave them a sermon on
Temperance; and in the Hall of the Parliament House, I delivered an
address on the expediency of total abstinence from intoxicating
liquors. The Governor General very politely granted us the Hall for
the occasion. Many at this time became Members of the " Quebec
young men's total abstinence Society," which is in a very
flourishing condition: and thus it ever shall be with any society
founded on right principles, if the members act consistently, and
carry out those principles with vigour, to their legitimate
results. " Facts are stubborn things;" and many of the
anti-temperance men found them so that night. I told them, First:
?A coroner's jury has lately been held in your city, upon the body
of a female, whohas been disinterred for the purpose of an inquest,
under a suspicion of murder; but death by intoxication was the
final verdict. The matter, however, did not rest here; an inquest
has been held in another quarter, viz.?in the conscience of a...
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