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the Moral Affections. An Address de- added, an Historical View of the Affairs livered at Amherst College, before the of Ireland. By Edward, Earl of ClarAlexandrian Society, the Thursday endon. First and Second Volumes. preceding Commencement. Aug, 21, Boston. Wells & Lilly. 1827. By Daniel A. Clark, A. M. The Spirit of Contemporary Poetry. Pastor of the Church in Bennington, No. I. and II. Boston. True & Green. Vt. 8vo. pp. 30. Amherst.
8vo. pp. 43.
A History of Modern Greece, with a AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS View of the Geography, Antiquities,
and Present Condition of that Country. The Economy of Human Life, trans. Boston. Republished by Nathan Hale. lated from an Indian Manuscript, writ. pp. 503. ten by an Ancient Bramin. Cambridge. Familiar Letters between a Mother Hilliard & Brown. 18mo. pp. 113. and her Daughter. By Mrs. Taylor,
The History of Roman Literature, and Jane Taylor. Boston. James from the Earliest Period to the Au. Loring. gustan Age. By John Dunlop. Phil. The Living and the Dead. By a adrlphia. E. Littell. 2 vols. 8vo. Country Curate. New-York. J. &
The History of the Rebellion and S. Harper. 12mo. Civil Wars in England. To which is
. and in other places. To establish the The American Board held its annual several Missions contemplated by the session in New-York on the 10th ult. Board, he said that not less than The Annual Sermon by Dr. Beecher $100,000 would be necessary, in addihas been given to the public through tion to the usual receipts. This statethe National Preacher. From the Re- ment was followed by addresses from port of the Treasurer it appears that others; when a gentleman present rethe amount of receipts for the year marked that if $100,000 was needed was $92,380 53, and of expenditures for so good an object, it must be had; $104,430 30. The meeting as we learn and that he himself would stand refrom the New York Observer, was one sponsible for $5000. A gentleman of uncommon interest, and we regret from Rochester, expressed his belief that our limits prevent us from detail- that the stock would be profitable in ing an account of it. There seemed to that vicinity, and pledged himself ei. be a spirit of Christian enterprize, ther to collect or give $10,000 more. among the members of the Board, and Six other gentleman subscribed $1000 others who were present, such as nev- each, and several clergymen of the city er had been witnessed before. Among united in making up another $1000. the resolutions adopted was that of There were two subscriptions of $500 sending a Mission to Africa.-A most each, one of $400, one of $300, three interesting meeting was held on one of of $200, ten of $100, and other smalthe evenings during the session, at ler sums to the amount of $375. Total, which the Corresponding Secretary $25,675. gave a statement of the operations of The question being asked, how mathe Board, and of the calls and oppor. ny of the subscribers would consider tunities for extending them. The Mis- their donations annual for the term of sions at Bombay, in Ceylon, in the five years, ou condition that within Mediterranean, at the Sandwich Isl- twelve months the sum should be raised ands, and among the Indians of our to One Hundred Thousand Dollars a own country, are in need of more Mis- year for the same period, the donors of sionaries: and new Missions should be $20,675 assented. Making the total of established in Western Africa, on the subscriptions pledged to foreign Mis. Northwest coast of the United States, sions in a single evening by a small
number of our citizens and one liberal
DONATIONS. gentleman from abroad, ONE HUNDRED To the American Colonization SociAND EIGHT THOUSAND, THREE HUN. ety, from the 20th of August to the DKED AND SEVENTY-EIVE DOLLARS. 24th of October, $4,553 43.
The next annual meeting is to be To the American Tract Society for held in Philadelphia, on the first Wed- two months, ending September 15th, nesday of October, 1828. Rev. Dr. $3,484. Rice of Virginia is appointed to preach the Sermon, and Rev. Dr. Alexander
MISCELLANEOUS. of Princeton his substitute.
American Theatres.-At how great Missionary Reinforcement–The fol- an expense to the community these inlowing persons have been designated stitutions are supported, may be inferas Missionaries from the American red from the large sums which they can Board to the Sandwich Islands, and afford to lavish on their great performwere commended to the grace of God ers. It is stated on the authority of by religious services in Park Street the manager of the Philadelphia and Church, Boston, on the evening of Baltimore theatres, that the sums paid October 31st.
by those establishments, (which are not Ordained Clergymen and their Wives: the most conspicuous of the kind in the Rev. Jonathan S. Green, Lebanon,Ct.; union, to ten different London perMrs. Green, East-Haddam, Ct.; Rev. formers amounted to 68,500. Of this Lorrin Andrews, Vernon, Ct. ; Mrs. sum, the notorious Edmund Kean reMary Ann Andrews, Washington, Ky.; ceived upwards of eighteen thousand Rev. Ephraim W. Clark, Haverhill, N. dollars. But it were a small matter if H.; Mrs. Mary K. Clark, Mount Ver- these sums were the heaviest item in pon, N. H.; Rev. Peter J. Gulick, the account against our theatres ; their Freehold, N. J. ; Mrs. Gulick. Leba- drafts on the pecuniary resources of non.
the community is a trifling evil comPhysician and his wife: Dr. Gerritt pared with their heavier drafts on its P. Judd, Paris, N. Y.; Mrs. Judd, morals. Clinton, N. Y.
Printer and his wife: Mr. Stephen The United States Mail is, hereafter, Shepherd, Johnstown, N. Y.; Mrs. to be run three times a week to the Shepherd.
British lines at New-Brunswick-and Single Females : Misses Maria C. it is proposed to run the Halifax Mail Ogden, Woodbury, N. J.; Mary thence twice a week. Ward, Whitesborough, N. Y.; Delia Stone, East-Bloomfield, N. Y.; Maria French and American Mail.–AgreePatten, Lancaster, Pa.
ably to an arrangement of the two Sandwich Islanders: John E. Phelps, governments, a regular mail will be Henry Tahetee, Samuel J. Mills, Geo. made up for France, at the Post OfTyler.
fice in New York. All letters will The four natives have been acquir. be received gratis, and put in bags, ing an education in this country, and having affixed to them the Post Office probably may be employed in various Seal. ways in connection with the mission; but they are not under the direction of Telegraph.-A French paper gives the Board.
the following details with respect to The company have taken passage in the rapidity of the communications by the ship Parthian, capt. Blinn, bound means of the telegraph :-At Paris, directly for the islands.
news arrives from Lisle, (150 miles,)
in 2 minutes; from Calais, (170 miles, The Vermont Bible Society, following 4 min. 5 sec.; Toulon, 18 min. 50 sec.; the example of others before mention- Bayonne, 14 min.; Brest, (376 miles, ed, have resolved that within two years 6 min. 5 sec.; Stratsbourg, (300 miles, every family in that state shall be sup- 5 min. 52 sec. plied with a Bible.
OBITUARY NOTICES. who, for several years had been Pastor The Rev. Edward Payson, D. D. of of the Second Presbyterian Church in Portland, Me., closed his laborous and Charleston, s. C., died October fifth, useful life, on the twenty second ult. in his thirty-eighth year. For talents in the forty-fourth year of his age. He and acquisitions, and for zeal and faith. had been for twenty years a Pastor of fulness in his holy profession, (says one the Second Church in that town; and who had the best opportunity of knowhis happy and extensive influence over ing him) he had few equals. His minthe people of his charge and the com- istry was signally owned and blessed. munity around him; and the deep His remains were carried into the affliction which all who knew him feel church where he had the Sabbath preat his removal, are a memorial which vious dispensed the word of life ; and will go down to many generations. were followed by a numerous concourse
of deeply afflicted mourners. The Rev. T. Charlton Henry, D. D.,
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS.
Aug. 1.-Rev. S. R. JOHNSON, was Sept. 12.-Rev. GEORGE Cowles, admitted to the holy order of Priests, was installed as pastor of the Second at St. James's church, Hyde Park, N. Congregational church, in Danvers, J., by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Hobart. Ms. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Woods,
Aug. 22.-Rev. GERRISH BARRETT, of Andover. Chaplain of the State Prison at Mount Sept. 12.-Rev. JARED CURTIS, Pleasant, N. Y. was ordained as an Chaplin of the State Prison, at Au. Evangelist. Sermon by the Rev. J. burn, N. Y. was ordained as an EvanHow, of Springfield.
gelist. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. D. Aug. 22. -Rev. J. H. MARTIN, as Field. an evangelist, at Hanover, Mass. Sept. 19.-Rev. John BOYNTON Over Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Colburn, of the Congregational church, in PhipsAbington.
burgh, Me. Sermon by the Rev. John Aug. 26.-The Rev. HENRY J. W. Ellingwood, of Bath. WHITEHOUSE, minister of Christ's Sept. 24.-Rev. THOMAS DE WITT, church, Reading, and the Rey. Johs late of Fishkill, N. Y., was installed as B. CLEMSON, minister of St. Stephen's an associate Pastor in the Collegiate church, Harrisburg, deacons, were ad- Dutch church in the city of New York. mitted to the holy order of priests, in Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Brownlee. St. James's church, Philadelphia, by Sept. 26.-The Rev. JOAN ROBERTS, the Rt. Rev. Bishop White.
as collegiate pastor with the Rev. Joel Aug. 29.--Rev. Moses CURTIS, over Herrick, over the Congregational the Baptist church in Canton, Mass. church, at Durham, Me. Sermon by Sermon by the Rev. James D. Knowles, the Rev. Caleb Bradley, of Westbrook. of Boston.
Sept. 26.-Rev. ĎANIEL WALES, Sept. 2.-The Rev. Messrs. Na over the first Congregational church THANIEL KINGSBERRY, and EDWARD in Belfast, Me. Sermon by the Rev. W. Peet, were admitted to the holy Professor Smith. order of Deacons, at Bridgeport, by the Sept. 26.-Rev. John 0. CROWLES, Rt. Rev. Bishop Brownell.
over the Second Baptist church in Sept. 5.-Rev. IRENAS ATKINS Was Newport, R. I. Sermon by Rev. Dr. ordained over the Baptist church in Grant, of Providence. Southington. Sermon by the Rev. Sept. 26.--Rev. JUBILEE WELLBenjamin Hill of New Haven.
MAN was installed over the Congrega. Sept. 6.--The Rev. AMASA CLARK, tional church in Warner, N. H. Serwas ordained as an Evangelist, in Rus- mon by the Rev. Dr. Wood, of Bos. sell, Ms. Sermon by Elder Barnett. cawen.
Sept. 6.—The Rev. John T. BALD. Oct. 3.-Rev. JONATHAN S. GREEN WIN, was ordained as an Evangelist, and EPHRAIM W. CLARK, as Missionaat Springville, N. Y.
ries to the Sandwich Islands.
To the Editor of the Christian Spectator. him, for I came from him, and he TILE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST
hath sent me : viii. 55, Ye have RESPECTING EVERLASTING PUX
not known him, but I know him,
and if I should say I know him not, ISHMENT.
I should be a liar like unto you ; I HAVE long wished that some of but I know him and keep his saythe able writers who enrich your ings : v. 38, I speak that which I pages would say something about have seen with my Father. John the reality and nature of future pun- Baptist confirms his perfect knowl. ishment. The subject is important edge of God, and tells us how enough, and if I do not greatly mis- he came by it, and compares it understand the times, circumstan- with the ignorance of men. John ces are now such as to call for a i. 18, No man hath seen God at thorough and earnest discussion of any time. The only begotten Son, many questions connected with it. which is in the bosom of the FaBeing myself wholly unqualified for ther, he hath declared him: iii. 32, such a work, it has appeared to me What he hath seen and heard, that that the facts in the case ought to he testifieth. And lest any one be capable of proof by some very should pretend to know the charsimple process of argument. Per acter and views of God better than haps the merit of simplicity will be his own Son, he declares, Mat. adjudged to the following thoughts xi. 27, All things are delivered on the testimony of Christ.
unto me of my Father, and no man The testimony of Christ is, that knoweth the Son but the Father, he in his capacity of Judge will sen- neither knoweth any man the Fatence a part of mankind to ever- ther but the Son, and he to whomlasting fire, and that they will go soever the Son will reveal him. All away from the judgment bar into co- wbich we know about God, is from erlasting punishment. This is the the testimony of the same witness, testimony. Let us examine as to who declares that a part of mankind the competency and credibility of will suffer everlasting punishment. the witness.
So far as the character of the 1. Of his knowledge. How does subject is concerned, He needed not the witness know what he testifies ? that any should tell him of man, for
So far as the intention or consent he knew what was in man, I know of God the Father is concerned, you, said he to a congregation of Christ says, John vii. 29, I know unbelievers, that ye have not the Vol. I. No. XII.
love of the Father in you. He the declaration, he knows all tise knows, therefore, exactly how wick- events that will ever take place. ed that part of mankind are, who It is the oath of Jehovah that if a will go away into punishment, and wicked man will turn from his wickcan tell how nuch punishment they edness he shall live. But Jesus deserve, and whether "all the sins Christ says, all that are on the left committed in this life's brief inter- hand shall go away into ererlasting val deserve” a punishment that is punishment. And he knows cereverlasting.
tainly, whether any of that class will As to bis own firmness of pur- ever repent and be converted, that pose to do what he declares he will their sins may be blotted out. do, he knows his own mind and his In his powers of expression he own feelings, and whether it is con was also a competent witness. He sistent with the love which brought knew how to express himself. Neter him into the world to inflict such a man spake like this man. Never sentence. In the epistle to the He was human language used more brews the apostle says, He is the clearly or expressively iban by Jesus same yesterday, to-day, and for Christ. He had the faculty, in a ever. If at the time when he held pre-eminent degree, of saying exthis conversation with his disciples, plicitly what he meant to say. He it was his expectation or intention had formed the mind of man, and to send the wicked into everlasting created the organs of speech. His punishment, it will always be so, inspiration had given understanding. He can get no new knowledge, and And he that teacheth men knowwill not form any new purposes. ledge, shall not he know? If he had
As to the difficulties in the exe- wished to say, that those of man. cution of this declaration, he knew kind who are not so good as they them all. He had created the ought to be, would receive all their universe, and had superintended punishment as they pass along, he and given laws both to the natural could have said it. Or if he had and moral world, and directed the wished to say that those on the left whole machinery of providence for hand, who were too obstinate to be some thousands of years. He had converted by the means used in this destroyed the old world by a deluge, life, should then be put into the and the cities of the plain by fire place of torment for a longer or froin heaven, and had raised the shorter time, and by that means be dead to life, and carried on the con- brought to repentance, and all sayAlict with the powers of darkness ed, he could have said just the thing long enough to know his own ability, he meant, and said it as plainly as and his own works. If there was any body has ever said it since. And any place already prepared for the if he had wished to say that they devil and his angels he must have should go away into everlasting known it, and must have known punishment, he knew how to say it. whether it was a suitable place to It is an idea which the human mind punish wicked men. And if there can form, and which human lanwas no such suitable place already guage can express. Every human in existence, he could tell whether being, who has the power of thinkit was practicable to make such a ing at all, has the power of thinking place, and whether he who made about duration that is everlasting. both soul and body can destroy both or that lasts forever. People have soul and body in hell.
always talked about eternity, and In regard to the changes which have always meant a duration which might be supposed to intervene, to they can conceive nothing beyond. prevent the full accomplishment of Many have believed that the wicked