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Resolved, That the Thanks of this try. I feel thankful to the great Meeting be given to the Mayor. Head of the church that I am still
enabled to gladden your hearts, by EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A informing you, That the work of the
GENTLEMAN IN LONDON, Lord prospers; and that the dear · I HAVE lately had great pleasure Redeemer is seeing of the travail in perusing the minutes of the yearly of his soul in the conversion of the conference of Lutheran and Calvinist poor negroes. I have reason to be. ministers, from all parts of the conti- lieve, that more than twenty are sav. nent, who met in Lusatia, together ingly acquainted with the Lord Jesus with 91 letters addressed from pious Christ, and are rejoicing in that sal. bishops and pastors in other parts, vation which he has obtained for sin. who could not attend. There was ners. It may indeed be said of many one from an association of Protestant here, That they receive the word ministers in' Languedoc in France ; gladly!' from an extensive circle at Basle: "You will be astonished to hear from Alsace, Holland, Saxony, Wir. that more than two hundred bave temberg, Osnaburgh, Nuremberg, learnt Dr Watts' First Catechism, Russia, Poland, Hungary, the banks and several some parts of the As. of the Wolga, Denmark, Norway, sembly's ; likewise some short Sweden, Esthonia ; also some ac prayers, the Ten Commandments, counts froin Moscow; and some ad. and other passages of Scripture ; dresses from Catholic ministers. It and, had I time and strength, I could gave a kind of ubiquity to me for the teach as many more. Indeed, they time, and afforded a peculiar delight, are never tired of learning. Some with one glance to see and converse spend their dinner hour in this de. with, or hear them converse,--all lightful exercise ; and tell me it is speaking the same heavenly language much better than eating. They pos-all lamenting the low state of re sess great reverence for the word of Jigion, in their various districts, and God; and it is wonderful how their alī breathing after a wider and wider minds are filled with a sense of his spread of the glorious gospel. There greatness, goodness, and holiness, of appears to be a considerable work which a few months ago they knew going on among the Catholics in the nothing. south of Germany. Many pious A few days since, a manager in. priests are raised up, and labouring formed me, That the negroes on bis diligently. These are meeting with estate had a funeral; and after it was great opposition and persecution from over, instead of meeting together to their church. So much has bigotry drum and dance, as formerly, about decreased, that it is not uncommon 30 assembled together to sing hymns to see Lutherans and Catholics hear and pray! ing the gospel from the lips of a Cal. Our new church was opened vinist minister, and all sitting down Sept. 11. About 700 people assem. to commemorate the death of our bled together on the solemn occaLord at the same table,
sion. I preached to them from
Luke xix. 9. "This day is salvation EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM REV.
come to this house.' The number of MR. WRAY, MISSIONARY AT DEM
whites was about 50. Such a scene ARARA, IT IS DATED,
as this was never before beheld in this "Le Resouvenir, Demarara, Nov. 21, country! Truly, the ends of the 1808.
earth have seen the salvation of our
God ! *Dear Fathers and Brethren in Christ,
I have written a little Catechism I DOUBT not you have often for them to learn ; containing an Acblessed God for his goodness mani. count of the State of Man by Nature, fested to me, since you heard of my his Recovery by Jesus Christ,-The arrival at this place and that you Work of the Spirit upon the Heartare daily offering a petition to God The necessity of seeking Divine in my behalf, and in the behalf of the Grace in those Means which God has sinful inhabitants of this coun. appointed in his Church, The 918.
ture of Baptism, and The Obligations ment of a very serious man. In that of baptized Persons; which, I trust, case, a congregation of 6 or 700 peo. through the blessing of God, will be ple will be obtained without difficul. useful to them.
ty. You will rejoice to hear that the Pray for me, that I may be useful prejudices of the people are, in a to my fellow creatures; that God great measure, done away ; and, I would deliver me from all unreasona. trust, the enemies of the gospel will ble men, and keep me from giving soon become its friends. The white way to the temptations which daily people, who attend preaching, and surround me. I assure you, I have even some who have not yet been at need, every moment, of Paul's prom. the church, have subscribed near ise and Joseph's resolution. The 2001. towards the Missionary cause; people in England are entirely unacand several of the poor slaves have quainted with the temptations of this cast into their mite. There is a pros- country; but, I trust, the Lord will pect of being permitted to instruct be with me, and give me grace and the slaves of another estate in the strength according to my day. neighborhood. We have reason to
I am, &c.' believe it will be under the manage.
ORIGINAL WORKS. A. M. Rector. Boston : Munroe & Reports of Cases adjudged in the Francis, 1810. District Court of South Carolina. A Sermon preached in Boston, By the Hon. Thomas Bee, Judge of April 5, 1810, the day of the Public that Court. To which is added an Fast. By William Ellery Channing, Appendix, containing Decisions in Pastor of the Church in Federal the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania, Street. Boston; John Eliot, jr. 1810. By the lato Francis Hopkinson, Esq. A Discourse delivered at Camand Cases determined in other dis. bridge, in the hearing of the Univertricts of the United States. W P. sity, April 8, 1810. By David Os. Farrand & Co. Philadelphia : P. H. good, D. D. So Absalom stole the Nicklin & Co Baltimore : and Far- hearts of the men of Israel. Cam. rand, Mallory, & Co. Boston : 1810. bridge; William Hilliard, 1810.
An Inaugural Oration, delivered A Discourse addressed to the First February 21, 1310. By Henry Da. Parish in Hingham, on the day of vis, A. M. President of Middlebury Fasting, April 5, 1810. By Joseph College. Boston: Farrand, Mal. Richardson, A. M. Boston ; W. lory, & Co. ; and Lyman, Mallory, Pelham, and W. Blagrove, 1810. & Co. Portland, 1810.
An Inaugural Disputation on the Ministerial Labour and Support:--A disease termed Petechial, or Spotted Sermon preached at Middlebury, Fever; submitted to the examining Vermont, February 21, 1810, at the Committee of the Medical Society of Ordination of Mr. Henry Davis, and Connecticut, for the County of Harthis induction as President of the ford. By Nathan Strong, jun. College. By Alexander Proudfit, A. of Hartford, Peter B. Gleason, M. Pastor of the first Presbyterian 1810. Congregation in Salem. Salem : Remarks upon an anonymous let. Dodd & Rumsey, 1810.
ter, styled, “ The duty of a Christian Reflections on the Administration in a trying situation ;" addressed to of Justice in Pennsylvania. By a the Author of a Pamphlet, entitled, Citizen. Philadelphia: Hopkins & “ The Mediator's Kingdom, not of Earle, 1810.
this World,” &c. " Be, not overA Sermon, preached at Trinity come with evil, but overcome evil Church, April 5, 1810, being the day with good.” Rom. xii. 21. New of Public Fast. By J. S.J. Gardiner, York; Williams & Whiting, 1810.
garet Klopstock. Translated from William Tell ; or Switzerland De. the German. Baltimore; P. H. livered. By the Chevalier De Flori. Nicklin, & Co. ; and Farrand, Mal. an, Member of the Royal Academies lory, & Co. Boston, 1810. of Paris, Madrid, Florence, &c. &c. A Journal of a Tour to the He. A Posthumous Work, To which is brides, with Samuel Johnson, L L. prefixed, The Life of the Author, D. By James Boswell, Esq. Balti. by Jauffret. Translated from the more ; P. H. Nicklin & Co. ; and French, by William B. Heweston, Farrand, Mallory, & Co. Boston, Author of the Blind Boy, Fallen 1810. Minister, &c. Baltimore; P. H. A Trial of Antichrist, otherwise Nicklin & Co. : and Farrand, Mal. the Man of Sin, for High Treason lory, &. Co. Boston, 1810.
against the Son of God. Tried at Dialogues concerning Eloquence the Sessions of the House of Truth; in general; and particularly that kind before the Right Honorable Divine which is proper for the pulpit. By Revelation, Lord Chief Justice of M. De Fenelon, Archbishop of Cam. His Majesty's Court of Equity; and bray. Translated from the French the Honorable Justice History, one and illustrated with Notes and Quo. of the Justices of His Majesty's tations. By W. Stevenson, M. A. Court of Information. Taken in Rector of Morningthorp in Norfolk. short hand by a Friend of St. Peter, Boston ; Farrand, Mallory, & Co. ; Professor of Stenography, Author of and Lyman, Mallory, & Co. Port. Dialogues between St. Peter and land, 1810.
His Holiness the Pope of Rome, &c. Memoirs of Frederick and Mar. Boston ; Lincoln & Edmands, 1810.
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. The following came to hand too late for insertion under the proper head; we were not willing, however, to withhold such information from our read. ers, and, therefore, insert it by way of
POSTSCRIPT. We learn with pleasure that there appears to be a work of divine grace in Salem. God's Spirit seems to have come among that people with power. During the winter past, an unusually solemn attention to religion, has pervaded all parts of the town. Some hundreds, it is hoped, have already be. gun their everlasting song; others are still inquiring wbat they shall do to be saved. The same appearances have also been witnessed at Manchester. Lately the shower of divine influences has begun to shed its blessings on the towns of Beverly, Marblehead, and Danvers in the same vicinity. Sev. eral towns in Worcester county, have recently experienced the outpourings of the Spirit. From Exeter, N. H. we hear that God has visited and refresh. ed his heritage in that place. We are likewise informed, from authentic sources, that a general and very powerful awakening has, not long since, commenced in the city of New York. Such accounts cannot fail to excite the fervent gratitude of Žion's friends, and to cause them to pray with increased arrior, thy kingdom come.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We doubt whether justice will admit the claim of our anonymous corres. pondent to the "place" of an umpire, in the debate between E. H. and R. A.
We observe that w is a signature adopted by more than one of our cor. respondents. We recommend that the original proprietor be left in undig. turbed possession,
Ruminator will see that his remarks are, in a great measure, superseded, by the Review of Mr. Beecher's Sermon on Duelling, which is inserted in this number.
Several communications are under consideration.'.
MEMOIRS OF A CONVERTED QUAKER, Written by the late reverend and learned CHARLES LESLIE, author of the SHORT METHOD WITH THE JEWS AND Deists, and many other
į learned and ingenious treatises.
The person I am to speak of, ous sufferings and death of Christ was bred a quaker from her in- our blessed Lord in our nature, fancy, being born of quaker pa. in our stead, as our sacrifice and rents, and was uot baptized till our surety, who had paid the after she was married. She was whole debt to the utmost farth. of a quick and ready apprehen. ing, to the last demand of infinite sion, and a cheerful temper, justice; that our good works nothing inclined to enthusiasm. had no merit in them, nor must She discoursed with judgment come in for the least share of the and concern in matters of relig. satisfaction made for sin, as bem ion, of which I had frequent oc. ing mixed with our infirmities casions, lodging a long time in and our sin, whence all our the same house with her. She righteousness was filthy rags, had an entire confidence in me, and our best repentance had need and opened her mind to me as to to be repented of; that there her confessor.
was no merit neither in our faith, She died of a consumption, of which at the best was but weak, which she had been ill, and wear and that we had all reason to say, ing weaker and weaker, two Lord, I believe, help thou mine years before her death, in all unbelief; that all our depend. which time I attended her.
ance was upon the perfect and I preached to her the doc. complete satisfaction made by trine of faith, as set forth in our the sacrifice of Christ, wholly homilies of salvation, of faith, without us, for our sios'; that and good works, which she oft. our faith was only a hand which en read with great pleasure reaches a medicine to us, the virthat the atonement and satisfac. tue being in the medicine, not in tion to God for our sins, was the hand, no more than it was in made wholly and solely by the the eye which looked upon the perfect obedience and meritori, brazen serpent, and a less perVOL. II. Nero Series.
fect sight did cure, as well as the answered and said unto them, strongest ; that sight is the near. This is the work of God, that est bodily representation of faith, ye believe in him whom he hath as our blessed Savior himself sent :” so that faith implies makes the allusion, John jii. 15, works (where works can be “ That as the serpent was lifted wrought,) and works imply up,” (and the cure was wrought faith, the one as the tree, the only by the sight) “so was the other as the fruit. .. Son of man lifted up, that who. Upon this subject the person soever believeth in him should I am speaking of, and E, have not perish, but have everlasting spent many hours, especially the life ;" that good works are a last year of her life. As she necessary effect of faith, as fruit drew nearer to her end, she us. is of a tree; it is a dead tree that ed to say, This makes the way bears no fruit, so it is a dead to heaven very easy, and gives faith that bringeth not forth good an infallible assurance, that nei. works, as there is occasion. ther the weakness of our faith
And St. James, whom some (though the stronger the more would make to oppose St. Paul comfortable) oor the unworthi. in that matter, lays the whole ness of our repentance, so it be upon faith, only brings the works sincere, can give us any ground to shew, that the faith was true; of despair ; because our trust is he says, James ii. 22. "Seest not in them, but in the all-suffi. thou how faith wrought with his cient satisfaction which our Lord works?" And the Scripture was has made for us. fulfilled which said, "6 Abraham I told her I was glad she found believed God, and it was imput. it so easy, for that this faith was ed unto him for righteousness,” the gift of God; and some would It was the believing was imput. purchase it (if possible) with the ed, and he did believe, because whole earth, were it all their he did work, else he had not own; for all men have not faith believed: but after all, there is though it is not only very clear. no merit, either in the faith or Jy revealed in holy Scripture, in the work, but it is attributed but most consonant to our rea. chiefly to the faith, because faith son, for that God is not only is that which immediately lays just (as we use the word among liold upon, and reaches and ap- men) to have some, or a great plies to us the infallible catholi. deal of justice in him, but he con, the satisfaction and atone. is justice itself, justice in the ab, ment made for us by the passion stract; and justice cannot remit and death of Christ our Lord; any thing : to remit is not an act and as a tree is sometimes de- of justice but of mercy, and God nominated by the fruit, so the is as much justice as mercy, and works of faith are called faith, one attribute must not fight with and the effects of faith are attri. or oppose another; that would be buted to the works; and on the to argue contradiction in God; other hand, faith itself is called therefore since it is of the nature
a work. John vi. 28, 29. of justice to require satisfaction, ; "What shall we do that we may and satisfaction that is not full work the works of God ? Jesus and complete is not satisfaction