This meeting was commenced on Wednesday, the 18th instant, at Wesleyan Grove, and was more numerously attended than on any previous year. The greatest number present was on Sunday, when it was estimated there were between four and five thousand persons on the ground. In Providence and the neighborhood the Methodists were disappointed in chartering a steamer for the occasion, and many (estimated at 1,500) were therefore prevented from coming; yet, so great was the increase, upon former years, from other places, that the decrease from this quarter was much far more than made up.

The number of ministers present has been ascertained to be upwards of sixty. It was with no little satisfaction that we looked upon this honored body. Among them we beheld the gray-haired sage of three score years and upwards, and whose heart, though long a soldier of the Cross, and worn in body by the toils of many campaigns, still burned with as high an enthusiasm as those of his younger brethren.

The number of tents on the ground, including family tents, &c., has been variously counted at 188, 152, and 145; the latter number is, we think, the most correct.

The character of the preaching was of a high order, and will doubtless have a lasting impression on the minds of the hearers. It was distinguished for great eloquence and power; many being compelled, by the force of the reason and argument used, to acknowledge the power and beauty of religion, and to become the professed followers of Christ.

The meetings in the tents were likewise characterized by a deep solemnity, and many here were also taught the new song of the redeemed.

The number of hopeful conversions, has been unusually large, said to be two hundred and upwards.

The tout ensemble of the whole was very fine, the Grove looking more beautiful than ever, and the large public tents, forming the encampment circle, presenting a lively and animating scene. Truly this is a delightful spot in which to worship God; it has become consecrated as the place in which, year after year, many souls have been born to Christ; and, no place, we think, can be better calculated than Wesleyan Grove, to draw out the mind in love and admiration of the goodness and mercy of the Creator. Long may such meetings continue to assemble here, for, we feel assured that a pure spirit of truth and love emanates from them which is not confined to the participants alone, but reaches unto all that have connection with them.

The utmost order and decorum was observed throughout the entire week, for which great credit is due the Managers and Directors of the Encampment. The weather proved very propitious, which together with the provisions made by those having control for the comfort of all present, rendered the meeting one ever to be remembered. The meetings closed on Wednesday night, at 10 o’clk, and those who had not previously left, took their departure for their homes on Thursday morning, feeling that they had passed a delightful season, and that “it had been wood for them that they had been there.”’