The million-peopled city
Their Desire of Further Instruction.
The old men themselves would exceedingly like to have a missionary of their own, as do the Greenwich pensioners. "No heathens in the world," said one of them recently, " need a missionary more than the men in ." Two of the missionaries of that Society spend about 3 hours a week in the building, and the soldiers' missionary also occasionally gives a call. But this is quite insufficient. One of these faithful visitors states,-" Sometimes I meet enfeebled old men, who appear very anxious to be instructed; and these will sometimes say, ' Can a man who has shed the blood of others ever be forgiven ?' and when I tell them that Christ is able to save to the very utmost, the big tear will run down their furrowed cheeks, and they will grasp my hand with considerable earnestness. Sometimes more than a month passes before I visit a second time in a ward, and then I find some poor man has passed into eternity who, when I visited him last, entreated of me to come more frequently, as he had no one to whom he could freely speak."