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ing of the Honourable Company's Regula- have since settled among them. These tions in Hindoostanee has been often object. towns are well settled with able farmers; ed to, on the ground that in that language and so are the towns of Bastard and Kitley; they would be unintelligible to the bulk of but most of the other towns contain but few the people in the various provinces of Hin- inhabitants ; and in some of them the setdoostan. Had this idea been followed up, tlements are but just forming by disbanded it might have led to the knowledge of the troops, and emigrants from Europe. In fact, that each of these various provinces Edwardsburg is the village of Johnstown, has a language of its own, most of them which is rapidly declining, owing to the nearly alike in the bulk of the words, but seat of justice being removed to Brockville, differing so widely in the grammatical ler. and the trade centering at Prescott, a small minations, as, when spoken, to be scarcely village in the town of Augusta, opposite to intelligible to their next neighbours. Ogdensburg. Though there is no Presby. (To be continued.)
terian or Dutch Church organized in the towns of Edwardsburg and Augusta, there are many Scotch and Dutch inhabitants
from about Johnstown, on the Mohawk THE REV. MESS. SCHERMERHORN 'river, who call themselves Presbyterians ;
AND VAN VECHTEN'S REPORT OF and if a Missionary was stationed at PresTHEIR MISSIONARY TOUR IN
cott, he might establish a very useful cirUPPER CANADA.
cuit through the neighbouring settlements. (Continved from page 237.]
In Elizabethtown the Rev. William
Smart, from the Missionary Society, LonJohnstown district contains about 12,000 don, was stationed in 1812, who has preachinhabitants, and comprises the following ed in this and the adjoining towns of Younge towns, Churches, and Ministers. and Augusta, and has succeeded in gather
Edwardsburg, 1 English Methodist, ing a Church of about 32 communicants, who itinerates in this and the former dis. partly from the Reformed Dutch and Pres. trict.
byterian Churches which had been orgaAugusta town, 1 Episcopal Society. 1 nized by Missionaries, and partly from the Episcopal Rector, 1 Episcopal Missionary. fruit of his own labours. Under these cirYounge town.
cumstances, we thought it would be wrong Landsdown town. 1 Baptist Society. 1 for us to attempt to revive our congregation, Baptist Exhorter.
even were it practicable, as this would only Leeds and Crosby towns.
weaken by dividing, and abridge the inBastard town. 1 Baptist Church. I fluence of a man who preaches, and seems Baptist Minister.
to love the true Gospel. Such conduct, in Kitly, Wolford, Oxford, North Gower, all siinilar cases, would be policy in those South Gower, Marlborough, Montague, who wish to build up the kingdom of Christ. Elmsley, Burgess, and Bathurst towns. Fle has succeeded in building a stone Cha
Drummond town. 1 Presbyterian Minis- pel at Brockville, a flourishing village. The ter, 1 Roman Priest.
pews which have been sold for a limited Duckworth, Gold:borough, and Nepean time, produce an annual income of $700,
which is appropriated to his support. In The towns of Edwardsburg, Augusto,' the town of Lansdown is the village of Elizabeth, and Younge were settled by dis-, Gowanaqua, where there was considerable banded troops that served during the revo.'attention among the Baptists last summer; lutionary war, and American loyalists; 'and here we met with Elder William Carbut many ernigrants from the United States son, from Scotland, a Baptist Missionary.
Elmsley, Burgess, Bathurst, Drummond, Thurlow town, 1 Baptist Society. Beckwith, and Goldsborough have been Baptist Exhorter. lately settled by disbanded troops, princi- Sidney town, 1 Reformed Dutch Church. pally of De Watteville's regiment, com- And Pittsburg, Loughborough, Camden, posed of men of almost every nation in Eu- Hungerford, and Rawdon, in which the rope, and even Mamelukes from Egypt, number of inhabitants are few. The other and Scotch, English, and Irish emigrants. towns are situated along the Bay of Quinti In Burgess are settled about 150 families of and the shore of Lake Ontario, which is proScotch, who were brought up Presbyte- bably the most flourishing part of the prow rians. In the other towns just mentioned, vince. Kingston is the most flourishing and Jands have been located for 3000 families; populous place in the province, and from its and in July there bad arrived, during the situation must always be a place of imporlast season, 1069 settlers at Quebec. The tance. It has an Episcopal Church; the village of Perth is in the town of Drummond, Rector is George Ogill Stuart, who is also a on the river Tay, 45 miles north of Brock. Missionary to the Mohawk Indians on the ville. Here is settled the Rev. William Bay of Quinti. There is also a Chaplain to Bell, a Presbyterian Minister, from Scot- the Regiment stationed here, who officiates land, who is supported by the British gov. part of the Sabbath in the Episcopal Church ernment, agreeable to a promise to the first There resides here also another Episcopal emigrants. There resides here also a Ro- preacher, who has the charge of the disman Priest; and the disbanded troops are trict school, but preaches in Emestown. chiefly Roman Catholics.
The English Methodist Missionary has reThe destitute situation of the inhabitants sided here upwards of a year, and has . of this district shows this to be an ample thered a Society of about thirty, half of field for Missionary labour.
whom were formerly in connexion with the The Methodists have a circuit through American Methodists. His Society has this district, and two itinerants on it. erected, by the aid of the Presbyterians, a
Midland district contains about 20,000 small frame Chapel; at which place the inhabitants.
Presbyterian Missionaries and other preachKingston, 1 Episcopal Church, 1 Roman ers can have an opportunity to preach. Catholic Church, 1 English Methodist So. Here we spent a few days, including a ciety. 1 Episcopal Rector, 1 Roman Priest, Sabbath. 1 English Methodist Minister.
The Presbyterians constitute about half Ernestown, 1 Episcopal Church, 1 Lu- of the population of Kingston, but they are theran Church, 2 Reformed Dutch Churches. of different denominations, from Great 1 Episcopal Rector, 1 Reformed Dutch Britain and the United States. If they can Minister,
be brought to lay aside their partialities and Fredericksburg town, 1 Lutheran prejudices in favour of their particular deChurch, 1 Dutch Reformed Society. nominations, and to act on catholic princi
Adolphustown, A Quaker Society. ples, they will probably soon be in a situaMarysburg town.
tion to enjoy the blessings and privileges of a Hallowell town, 1 Baptist Society, 1 stated ministry. The prospect is fair that Quaker Society.
they may, in the course of next season, have Sophiasburg town, 1 Reformed Dutch a commodious and elegant house for public Society.
worship. Their subscription is liberal, and Ameliasburg town, 1 Baptist Church. 1 will probably be sufficient to finish their Baptist Elder.
Church, so that the sale of the pews, and Richmond town, 1 Lutheran Society. an annual rent on the same, will raise a sufMohawks towu, settled by Indians. ficient surn to give an adequate support in a
faithful Minister. This place is now a very tions, receiving scarcely any support be
Emestown is a considerable village, si-l lage of the same name, surrounded by ex-
(To be continued.} there is at present an increased attention to the one thing needful in Portland and the north-east extremity of Ernestown. When THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY we reflect that Mr. M'Dowall separated at OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, IN PRINCEan early day from his friends, his country, and his prospects—that he struggled alone From a catalogue just published, it apin a country, at that time improved to bu
pears that there have been edacated in this sbort remove from a forest, till he succeeded Seminary, since its first establishment in in planting several Churches here--that 1812, one hundred and nineteen students, for several years he suffered great priva- of whom thirty-five are settled ministers ;
TON, N. J.
COURSE OF STUDIKS IN THE SEMINARY.
rene are missionaries in different parts of the each side of the question; and their report, United States. The number of students in with resolutions, was favourable to the esthe several classes at present are as follows: tablishment of the institution, and its locaFirst class
10 tion at Auburn, provided, before the next Second class
23 stated meeting of the Synod, the county of Third class
18-51 Cayuga shall raise,by subscription, ap
proved by the Synod, the sum of thirty-five First year.--Original languages of Scrip- thousand dollars, and secure the donation ture; Sacred Chronology; Sacred Geo- of ten acres of land, at or near the village of graphy; Biblical and Profane History con- Auburn, for a site to the Seminary; which nected; Jewish Antiquities; The Scrip- shall go into operation when orginal contritures in the English translation; Exegetical butions, elsewhere, shall have been made to Theology
such an amount, as to constitute, altogether, Second year.-Biblical Criticism ; Didac- exclusive of the donation in land, a fund of tic Theology, and Ecclesiastical History. fifty thousand dollars. The resolutions,
Third year.–Didactic Theology, con recommended by the committee, after vertinued ; Polemic Theology; Ecclesiastical bal modifications, were passed with one disHistory, continued; Church Government; senting voice. It is believed, that the conComposition and delivery of Sermons; Pas- ditions will be fulfilled within the time stiputoral care.
lated. Five Scholarships, of $2500 each, have already been founded, viz. 1. The Scholarship,
Both BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMI. 2. The Scholarship, S founded
NARY. hy an unknown individual, New-York. The Baptist Board of Foreign Missions
3. The Lenox Scholarship, founded by have lately concluded their session in NewRobert Lenox, Esquire, of New-York.
York. The object of their deliberations 4. The Whitehead Scbolarship, founded has been the establishment of a Theological by John Whitehead, Esquire, of Burke Seminary on a large scale. They are callcounty, Georgia,
ing in the aid of their Churches generally 5. The Charleston Female Scholarship, throughout the union, and have appointed founded by the Congregational and Presby. several Ministers to travel through the terian Female Association of Charleston, States, and obtain sabscriptions and collecfor assisting in the education of pious youth tions. The institution will go into partial for the Gospel Ministry.
operation the approaching fall and winter.
In April next it is expected that it will be fully organized.
NEW PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGI.
ORDINATION. In August last the Synod of Geneva, in On Tuesday, the 8th of September last, the state of New-York, held a special meet. Mr. Peter Van Zandt, Jun. was ordained, ing at Auburn. There were present, in- in the Second Church, of the fourth ward, cluding corresponding members, about one in the city of Schenectady, Pastor over the hundred and ten persons entitled to vote. First and Second Dutch Reformed Churches The object of the meeting was the establish in the third and fourth wards of said city. ment of a Theological Seminary in the The sermon on that occasion was preached Western district of this state. After an in- by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Yates. The Rev. teresting debate, the business was referred Thomas Romaine gave the charge to the to a coramittee, consisting of gentlemen on Pastor--the Rev. Jacob Van Vechten to the
people ; and the concluding prayer was of- | Who can tell how much good may, under fered by the Rev. Robert Bronk. A large the Divine blessing, result from this little ? and deeply interested audience witnessed Since we see what can be done by a few the solemn scene.
exertions, it is confidently hoped that no want of zeal in the good work in future,
either among the managers or other memBLOOMINGDALE CENT SOCIETY. bers, will give occasion to any who may be
unfriendly to the Society, to predict that Agreeably to an article of the constitution, this Society held its first anniversary dicted; but certainly a regard for the glory
it will be short-lived. This has been preon Monday, the 14th ult
. and the following of God, for the welfare of souls, for her report was read by the Secretary.
own reputation, will prompt every one The Board of Managers of the Cent So
among us, who is concerned to promote the ciety of Bloomingdale meet the Society on
interests of the Church, to endeavour to this day with unfeigned pleasure, to present the first report of their proceedings. Soon prove the prediction false. If we prize the
inestimable blessings of the Gospel which after they were constituted the congrega
we enjoy, we cannot but feel disposed to tion was divided into districts, and a com.
lend a helping hand to convey these blessmittee appointed for each, to selicit sub
ings to others, and to provide destitute porscriptions and donations, and to collect the
tions of that Church which Christ has purmoneys as they became due. From the
cbased with his blood with able and faithful commencement of their labours they have
Ministers. We owe much to the precious had abundant reason to bless the Great
Redeemer. Let us not be weary in well. Head of the Church for the success with
doing, but strive to do yet more and more ; which these labours has been crowned; for
and then we may hope that, at some future the promptitude and liberality with which
day, the blessing of those who are now the members and others have contributed to the objects of the Society. The Board have ready to perish, will come upon us as wel!
as all others that have co-operated with us experienced some difficulties--and difficul
in this labour of love ties were to be expected; but they have all gradually vanished, and more has been By order of the Board, realized in the short time which has elapsed
ANN STRIKER, Sec'ry. since the formation of the Society than could have been reasonably expected from so small a congregation. The Society was formed the 17th November, 1817. The
Extract of a letter from Cincinnati to one
of the Editors. period that has elapsed is about ten months, and the number of ladies now belonging to of the success of the Sunday Schools, I take
“ Believing that you would rejoice to hear it is sixty-eight; from whom the Board bas the liberty of mentioning that, on my arreceived as subscriptions, $73 58, and rival in this town, I learned that a Society
had been formed, but that the funds were so from the members and others they have re- circumscribed that its advantages were very ceived $41 62, as donations, making in the limited; seeing a wide field still open, a aggregate, after defraying certain necessary adopted; I had the honour of being one of
meeting was called, and a constitution expenses, $111 20; which sum they are the committee to carry it into effect. Our ready to transfer into the hands of the success bas been very great ; the principal Treasurer of General Synod. Surely we signed the constitution, and we have the
gentlemen, and the most wealthy, have have cause for gratitude, that our humble most flattering prospects of great success, endeavours have not been altogether in and doubt not that our endeavours will be vain, and that we have done a little for the communicate instruction to many hundreds
rewarded, by having it in our power to maintenance of our school of the prophets. (of our indigent fellow-beings."