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A Statement of the Funds of the Congregational Missionary Society in the counties of Berkshire and Columbia, and the Expenditures of the same, from the 20th of September, 1808 to the 19th of September, 1809.

Account of monies, &c. received. 1808. Balance in the treasury Sert, 20th, 1808 - $445,18,5 Oct.31. Rev. Joseph Avery collected on his mission to the western

parts of the State of New-York . . . 10,24 Nov.16. Mr. Oliver P. Sergeant, which he collected on a mission 1,06 Jan. 24,1809. Rev. Thomas Allen, contributed by the town of Pittsfield 8,76 Feb. 1. Rev. Samuel Fuller collected on his mission to the western parts of the State of New York

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20,02 21. Å Female friend of Missions at Catskill

10,00 April 18. Female Cent Society in New Concord

6,00 Female Cent Society in Lee

12,35 July 10. Rev. Alvan Hyde, contributed by the town of Lee .. 18,50 Aug. 14. Rev. Joseph Avery, collected on his mission to the western counties of the State of New York .

2,92 17. Rev. Joseph L. Mills, collected on his mission to the north

ern and northeasterly parts of the county of Berkshire 4,88,5 Sept, 15. Rev. Alvan Hyde, contributed by a friend of missions in the town of Williamstown . .

10,00 19. Female Cent Society in Stockbridge . - 30,73

Rev. William Salisbury collected in his mission in the county
of Columbia in the State of New York -

• 10,31 Rev. Alyan Hyde, being the profits arising on the sale of the

first volume of the Panoplist and Missionary Magazine
United . .

- 24,50 Sundry members, for arrears of annuities, since the 20th of Sepiember, 1808 ·

· · · 9,00 Interest received for monies in the Treasury, since the 20th of September, 1808 . . . . . . . 16,71

Total $641,17 The number of books received since 20th September, 1808, viz of the town of Pittsfield, 1 Bible, 1 Testament, i Spelling-book, 2 Primers and 2 Cheap Religious Tracts. Of the Female Cent Society in Stockbridge 1 Vincent's Catechism.

The number of books in the Treasury Sept. 19th, 1809, viz. 45 Bibles, 59
Testaments, 7 Osterval's Com. 1 Bible Dictionary, 4 Spelling books, 1 Res.
Christ, 1 Trial of Witnesses, 10 Primers, 74 Dialogues or Tracts, 3 Vincents,
1 Essay, 1 Psalm Book, 29 Constitutions, 2 Art of Reading, 1Sermon, and 1
Doddridge Rise and Progress.
Monies paid by order of the Trustees, from the 20th Sept. 1808 to the 19th of

September, 1809.
Oct. 31, 1808. To Rev. Joseph Avery, for missionary labors in the

western parts of the state of New York . . $ 70,00 Feb. 1, 1809. To Rev. Samuel Fuller, for missionary services, in the

western parts of the State of New York · · · 48,00 April 18. To Rev. J. Avery, in advance of missionary services

25,00 Aug. 5, To Mr. Daniel C. Adams for supplying Mr. Mills' pulpit,

while he was on a mission . . . . . . 15,00 14. To Rev. J. Avery, a balance for missionary services in the

western counties of the State of New York . . . 21,00 17. To Rev. Joseph L. Mills for missionary services in the north

ern and northeasterly parts of the county of Berkshire 15,00

To Dr. E. Lewis for printing 350 small Tracts - - 10,00 Sept. 19. To Rev. William Salisbury for missionary services in the

county of Columbia, State of New York . . . 42,00 The balance of money in the Treasury . . . 385,17

$ 641,17 WILLIAM WALKER, Treasurer. SAMUEL SHEPARD, Auditor.



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THE REVEREND DR. JOHN he would rise in this department ; SMITH, a descendant from worthy and his remark on him, when leavparents, was born on the 21st day of ing the school to enter this institu. December, 1752, in the parish of tion, was equal to a volume of eulogy, Byfield in the state of Massachu- Dr. Smith took his first degree in setts. Early in life, so soon as his mind the year 1773. He still resided at was susceptible of rational improve. the college with unremitted ardor ment, his father entered him at Dum- in his literary pursuits. His mind mer school under the instruction of was not wholly isolated in one particuMr. Samuel Moody. It is unnecessa. lar branch. Philosophy, geography, ry to take notice of the devolopement criticism, and other parts of philol. of his juvenile mind, his attention to ogy, held respectable rank in his ac. literature and especiallyhis delight in quirements; but these yielded to a the study of the ancient oriental lan- prevailing bias : the investigations guages. That distinguished master of language unceasingly continued contemplated the height, to which his favorite object. The knowledge of the Hebrew with his propensity particular families ? Human instituled him to the study of theology. He tions cannot control the laws oi nafilled the office of tutor in the col. ture. Genius, restrained, can never lege, when an invitation was made advance. Happy, when education, to him from Connecticut to settle in and circumstances, conduct it in the the ministry.

course, which nature designed. At this period, in the year 1778, Thus, in regard to him, whose mer. the way was open to a professorship it now demands our tribute. in the learned languages. On him While surveying the circle of the public eye was fixed. He under. knowledge, and justly estimating took the duties, and entered the ca. the relative importance of its differ. reer of more splendid services in the ent branches, still his eye was more republic of letters. His solicitude fixed on classical science ; and his and labors were devoted to the in. attachment seemed to concentrate the stitution during its infantile state em force of genius in developing the nabarrassed by the revolutionary war. ture of language, and the principles He alleviated the burthens of the of the learned tongues, on which reverend founder of this establish the modern so much depend for their ment; and administered comfort perfection. The Latin, the Greek, and solace to him in his declining and the Hebrew were almost familiar days.

to him as his native language. He From that period in 1779, Dr, clearly comprehended the Samaritan Smith continued indefatigable in and Chaldaic ; and far extended his mental applications ; faithful in the researches in the Arabic. discharge of official duties ; and ac Some, perhaps, may think less of tive for the interest of the society, the importance of grammar ; be. through scenes of trouble and adver cause, like the atmosphere, its use is sity. The board of Trustees elect. common, though necessary. Will ed him a member of their body. such believe, that the enlightened The church at the college, found. Greeks and Romans assigned a place ed by my predecessor, intrusted to its professors, as well as to philowith him, 'as pastor, their spiritual sophers and poets, in the temple of concerns, and were prospered under Apollo ? Could they conceive, that his prudent and pious care. God Suetonius devoted himself to write blessed his labors; a golden har. the history of Illustrious Grammari. vest reminds us of the last. I may ans? Plato gave rank to this art in add, that his qualifications, as a di. his sublime works ; and Aristotle vine, were appreciated abroad ; and more largely discussed its principles. have been acknowledged with mark. A crowd of Stoic philosophers enlisted respect by a public and honora. ed in the service. Varro, Cicero, ble body. To the force of his vari. Messala, and Julius Cæsar, treated ous exertions, under divine provin of the same, and did honor to the dence, justice demands, that we as subject. cribe much in the rise and splendor The eminent attainments of Dr. of this establishment.

Smith in the knowledge of the lan. The Creator, in his wisdom, has guages are attested by multitudes, not formed the individuals of the hu- scattered in the civilized world, man race with universal genius. who enjoyed his instruction. They Cicero appears to have been the on. I will be attested, in future times, by ly instance, among the ancients, of his Latin Grammar, published about the same person embracing the va. seven years ago ; and by his Hebrew rious arts and sciences, and excel. Grammar, which has since appeared. ling in each. One mind seems to In each of these works, in a masterhave been adapted to only one kind ly manner, he treats of every matter of improvement, so that it might be proper for the student to know. Each matured, in its varieties, by the more subject is displayed, in a new metheffectual labors of all. But can this od, with perspicuity, conciseness, truth justify the usage of the ancient simplicity, and classic taste. His Egyptians, and as continued in India, Greek Grammar, we may suppose, confining the different professions to will exhibit the same traits, when it

sball meet the public eye. This last Such is the character of Dr. Smith, labor he had finished, and commit. which I have endeavored impartial. ted to the printer, a few months be. ly and faithfully to depict. Some, fore his decease.

there are, who, by a flash of achieveIf we turn to take a moral view of ment, have, like Pisistratus and Dethis distinguished votary of science, metrius, received the burst of apnew motives will increase our es. plause from a deluded people. Ma. teem. What shall I say of the puri. ny surrounded with trappings of ty of his manners, his integrity and wealth, many, decorated with titles, amiable virtues? These are too strong many, descending from ennobled an. ly impressed on the minds of all, who cestors, have been flattered, while knew him, to need description. He living, by parasites, celebrated at was possessed of great modesty, and their death by hirelings, and to their a degree of reserve,, appearing, at memory statues and monuments were times, to indicate diffidence, in the erected. But such glory vanishes, view of those less acquainted. But like the falling star, and its posthis, itself, was an effusion of his sessors are consigned to oblivion. goodness, which led to yielding ac. How different is the honor consecrat. commodation in matters of minor con. ed to merit ; to the memory of him, Bern : yet, however, when the inter whose departure we now lament ! est of virtue, or society, required him The fame of Dr. Smith does not to act, he formed his own opinion, and arise from wealth, nor descent from proceedled with unshaken firmness. titled ancestors. It has no borrowed Those, intimately acquainted with lustre. He was indebted wholly to him can bear witness; and it is con- his genius, his labors, and his vir. firmed by invariable traits in his prin. tues. His monument will exist in eiples and practice, during life.

the hearts of his acquaintance ; and The virtules of Dr. Smith were in the future respect of those, who pot compressed within the circle of shall derive advantage from his exer. human relations, which vanish with tions. time. Contemplating the first cause, In the immense loss, which his the connexions and dependencies in dear family sustain, they have sav. the moral state, his mind was filled ed a precious legacy ; his example, with a sense of interminable duties and lessons of social and religious duHe was a disciple of Jesus. The ties. The church, with mournful former president admired and loved regret, will retain the tenderest af. him, and taught him theology. The fection for their venerable pastor. latter as a divine, and Christian, em. What shall I say of this seat of sci. braced and inculcated the same doc- ence now covered with cyprus ? trine- peace on earth, ind good will Those, who have trod its hallowed to all men. This amiable spirit ac. walks, will never forget his instruc. tuated his whole life, and added pe- tions, nor the benevolent effusions culiar splendor 10 the closing scene. of his heart. Where, in the ranges of

His intense pursuits of science af. cultivated society, is one to be found, fected his constitution, and produced qualified with those rare endowments, debility, which, more than two years which can supply the chasm made by before, began to be observed by his his death? friends. It gradually increased, but Is it to be conceived, after our just not greatly to interrupt his applica. survey of his character, that this em. tions till six weeks before his death. inent scholar, and amiable man, While I revive the affliction at his should be destined to endure the perdeparture, its accompanying circum- secutions of any enemies? We listen star.ces will assuage our sorrow. with admiration to his expiring words. The thoughts of his resignation to All, who attempted to injure me, I fordivine providence, through all the prve ; and I pray God to forgive. stages of a disease, that rapidly prey. His name will outlive the attacks of ed upon his vitals, his composure, barbed malice. His memory will be serenity, and christian confidence, esteemed and honored in succeed. remain for the consolation of his ing times, by the friends of science friends, and instruction of alt.

and religion.

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