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vol.I.

FROM MAY 1827, TO MAY 1828, INCLUSIVE.

YW-YORK.

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY.

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Victims to the doctrine of 256
Election and Reprobation, 286
Eternity, 505
Earthquake at Topayan, 311
Ecclesiastes, reinarks on 5 18
Election and calling sure 325
Eternal Torments, 377
Error corrected, 383
Excommunication, attempted for killing a
bear on Sunday, 358
- F. . . . . .
Friends of the Rev. Atmer Krteelant, 3. 6
Faith, merit, of having true " ' - 15
Fear, employed as means of inspruction, 20
Fortitude, by a Layman; . . . . . 74
Flax and Teasel, " " ' ". . . - - 86
A new method of bleaching,’ &c. 183
False teachers...: ... . . . . . . . . 189
Fate, the doctrine of, with a reply, 219
Female heroism, 230
Friendship, 256, 308
Future retribution not essential to Chris-
tianity, 266
Fanaticism, 375
Fatalism of the Turks, 392
Franklin 407

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to Mr. Kneeland, with a reply, 199
from Dr. Franklin to Rev. G. White-
field, 207
from Dr. Stiles to Dr Franklin, with
a reply, - 211
froin Rev. R. Streeter, on the death
of his child, 212

from Mr. Balloti to Mr. Kneeland, 258
to Mr. Kneeland, 215, 261,296
to the Editor, 334, 374, 385

of a young lady in Boston, 527
from New-Harmony, 383
to the Rev. John Chambers, 365
from the Rev. Hosea Ballou to Rev.

Dr. Beecher, 388

London, the university of 219 | Pronouncing spelling Book, 48, 56
Lardner on the Logos, 234, 241,249 | Preaching, specimens of 53
Lord Byron, character of 235 i Practical education, institution of 71,
Letters to Rev. Hosea Ballou, 237,270 Polar regions, ground swell in the 95
srom Ramunohun Roy, 257 | Presbyterian candor, (alias falsehood) 101
Ledyard, on women, 327 | Preacher, the liberal 111
Liverwort, 336|Population of the world, 112
Library of useful knowledge, 375 |Pickering, Rev. David 115
Lawrence's Lectures, 310|| Priest-craft, Crusades &c. 158
M. Prayer, 160
Murray, Rev. John 1, 168| Parody, 172, 256
sketches of 297, 306, 315, 324, Proscription, 179
- 330, 353, 362 || Potatoes, raising of 184
Morality, Confucius' 29 || Prince-street church, - 198
Miracle, a modern 35 |Pride, prejudice and sectarianism, 203
Mulder of Ackerman, 40, 309|Presbyterian hierarchy, 212
of Karbrough and Wilkinson, 79| Penny system, 216, 224

Masonic Recorder, remarks of the &c., 59 || Perpetual motion, 228

Metaphysics, 129, 167, 178 || Pride reproved, 302

Machines, labor saving 140 | Predestination, 303

Morgan, 142, 160, 172|Parental neglect, consequences of 339

Mammoth, skeleton of - 143 | Prejudice, the face of 3.32

Mystery, Christ, God, 168

Manuscrips, Ethiopic, Arabic &c. 172| Questions, Mathematical 62

Michroscope, 179 answered 116

Misrepresentation, 197 to the Rev. Doctors 271

Mechanical powers, 286 on Trinitarianism &c. 382

Maclay, Rev. A. 309|| Querist to Mr. K. with remarks, 295

Missionaries, Mr. Jefferson's opiuion of 351 R.

Mistake corrected, &c. 381 I Remarks &c. 11, 198,273, 366

Manifesto of the Turks, 389|Religion, have you got 26, 227, 279

- N. Influence of 147, 254

Narative—Editor of the Liberalist, 2 Pure and undefiled, 67, 94
Interesting, 67 in Persia, 86
Rev. Mr. Kneeland, 76 | Review of biblical criticism, I55
New-York Universalist Book Society, 6, 7 | Revival of Fanaticism, Woburn, Mass. 161
New system of Orthography, key to the 8, 59|Resist the devil, 136
New-York, Strangers in 23| Red Jacket, 204
New Society, Organization of, contemplated,39|Resurrection of the dead, 247
Nature, the works of 74 Religious Test, 253
New Birth, 113 Freedon, 317
New Alphabet, Queries concerning the 182; Request to the Clergy. 267

Non-descript, 184 -
Now Masonic Hall, 200,213 | Story. Hindoo 21
New Orthography, 144, 238, 891, 863 Spelling Book, the American &c. 32, 64.87
New-Jersey, our prospects in 280 the Pronouncing 48, 56
Nonsense, 307 Spanish Colonies, &c. 34, 41
Napoleon, Empereur 389 Superstition, 37, 284

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cution of the 16th century revived
46, 268

So, as communities
School of Industry
Sodom and Gomorrah
Scripture explained
Suicide, with remarks on

Sin against the Holy Ghost

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OLIVE BRANCH.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE NEW-YORK UNIVERSALIST BOOK SOCIETY.

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** BE HOLD HOW GooD AND HO W P LEASANT IT IS Fort BR ETH REN To DWELL To GETHER Vol. 1. [] NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1827. | No. 1. *- - IPROPOs. AL-5 arts, sciences, and comforts of life, which necessary to mark it with quotations. Thus

Fort PUBLishing by subscriptiox, A WEEKLY PAPER,

ENTITLED

THE OLIVE BRANCH.

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity.”

This paper will be issued weekly from the press of the New-York Universalist Book Society, corner of Bowery & Pell street, and will succeed the Gospel Herald when the seventh volume of that work is completed.

The Olive BRANch will be issued under the immediate sanction of the Universalist Book Society, and at all times subject to its revision and superintendence.

As it is to succeed a paper whose columns have been open and devoted to liberal discussion, the character of the Olive BRANch will be based on the most liberal principles; therefore its columns will always be open for decorous and well-written essays of every species of interesting matter, concerning the welfare of society, whether religious, moral, scientific, or literary. Truth being its ultimate object, and the advancement of society its end, writers of all denominations are invited to contribute to its columns. Being persuaded that nothing can be lost by jree discussion, the society deems it no sacrifice to promulgate the liberal principles on which the paper is to be conducted, believing as it does, that untrammelled discussion leads to the perfection of human reason, and is the avenue to truth.

The members of the Universalist Book Society have reason to feel a greater interest in the diffusion of the proposed paper, when they reflect on the coalparative circumstances of the human race, betwixt the last fifty years and the half century that preceeded; a difference nearly as great as between midnight darkness and the effulgence of day. Being persuaded that this happy temperament in the moral, religious, and social world, is the effect of free discussion, they cannot but congratulate their fellow-men on the present occasion that its tendency has conspired directly to shed a lustre on the

doubtless have received their momentum and
componnd vigour within the latter period,
from the disclosure and circulation of truths,
which had been withheld in the former, or
but scarcely gleamed a ray on a world wrap-
ped in ignorance.

CONDITIONS.

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The paper will be printed on a full sheet, medium size, quarto.

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No subscription for a less term than one year, (which includes one whole volume) will be received.

New-York, March, 1827.

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THE REV. JOHN MURRAY.

There are many sketches in the life of the venerable John Murray, highly interesting to the reader: and among the many striking anecdotes, interspersed through his life, there are but few, perhaps, if any, more important to the enquirer after truth, than the cause and manner of his conversion (as given by himself) from the limited and partial system of Calvinism, to the unbounded and universal system of grace, as displayed in the salvation of ALL MANKINd. As this circumstance was sufficient to open the eyes of the high spirited Murray, when fired with the zeal and vigour of youth, with a mind inflated with all the high notions of the “straitess sect,” it is possible that the narration of this historical fact may have the same effect on others, whose minds, perhaps, from various causes, may be in a similar state to that in which his was then involved. We shall give

he writes, A young lady, of irreproachable life, remarkable for piety, and highly respected by the Tabernacle congregation and church, of which I was a devout member, had been ensnared; to my great astonishment, she had been induced to hear, and having heard, she had embraced the pernicious errors of a MR. Relly, she was become a believer, a firm, and unwavering believer of universal redemption 1 Horrible most horrible ! So high an opinion was entertained of my talents, having myself been a teacher among the Methodists, and such was my standing in Mr. Whitfield's church, that I was deemed adequate to reclaiming this wanderer, and I was strongly urged to the pursuit. The poor, deluded young woman was abundantly worthy our most arduous efforts. He, that converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Thus I thought, thus I said, and, swelled with a high idea of my own importance, I went, accompanied by two or three of my Christian brethren, to see, to converse with, and, if need were, to admonish this simple, weak, but as heretofore believed, meritorious female. Fully persuaded, that I could easily convince her of her errors, I entertained no doubt respecting the result of my undertaking. The young lady received us with much kindness and condescension, while, as I glanced my eye upon her fine countenance, beaming with intelligence, mingling pity and contempt grew in my bosom. After the first ceremonies, we sat for some time silent; at length I drew up a heavy sigh, and uttered a pathetic sentiment, relative to the deplorable condition of those, who live, and die in unbelief; and I concluded a violent declamation, by pronouncing with great earnestncss, He, that believeth not, shall be damned. “And pray, sir,” said the young lady, with great sweetness, “Pray sir, what is the unbeliever damned for not believing?” What is he damned for not believing? Why, he is damned for not believing. “But, my dear sir, I asked what was that, which he did not believe, for which he was damned?” Why, for not believing in Jesus Christ, to be sure. “Do you mean to say, that unbelievers are damned, for not believing there was such a person as Jesus Christ?”

No, I do not; a man may believe there

the narrative in his own words; but it is un- "was such a person, and yet be damned.

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