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churches that have been mentioned, for necessary labor. The Baptist there are many towns where are no Board supplied them with many artichurches, but many inhabitants who cles of convenience and comfort, and must receive attention from missiona- provisions were supplied by governries, or they will soon sink into a statement
ib. of heathenism. To supply our wants A letter from Dr. Carey, dated Ser. we need the addition of a score of ac ampore, April 5, 1820, gives pleasing live ministers. Some of those who accounts of the progress of the Redeeare here, and who have borne the heat mer's kingdom in various parts of In. and burden of the day, will soon be dia. At Dinagepore, eighteen had worn out, and their places must be been lately baptized.
been lately baptized. At Dacca, Chitsupplied, or many, even in this region, tagong, Cutwa, and Moorshedebad, will perish for lack of knowledge." there had been considerable additions
The information contained in the to the churches in those places. The abore extract, will, it is hoped, have Schools connected with the English an influence on the minds of those who Baptist Mission are about 100, and a are accustomed to contribute to the spirit for increasing them is prevalent funds of the Connecticut Missionary amongst the people generally. ib. Society, and of such other societies as send missionaries into the Western Sabbath, over the Seaman's Meeting,
A Flag is to be displayed on the States; and unless Education Societies
on Central Wharf, Boston, with the are well supported, Missionary Socie. inscription. Seaman's MEETING,' visties will find it difficult to occupy the
ible at a great distance. The Flag great field, which needs attention.
was a present from a number of ladies, Moravian Missions. The Brethren's who also sent 500 copies of a Hyma Settlements on the Continent consist to be sung on the display of the flag. of thirty-two stations, containing 160 Missionaries, and above 31,000 con
DONATIONS TO RELIGIOUS AND CHARverts. Many of these have been es* tablished for nearly a century, amongst The Treasurer of the American Negroes, Hottentots, North and South Board of Commissioners for Foreign American Indians, Greenlanders, and Missions, acknowledges the receipt of Tartars. The Missions, conducted $5,487 65, from Feb. 21, to March 20; with the most rigid economy, cost beides various articles for use of difbearly 89,000 dolls. per ann. in which
ferent missionary establishments. is included the support of 110 superan The Treasurer of the American Ed. nuated Missioparies, Widows and Or- ucation Society, acknowledges the rephans. The Witte Revier Settlement ceipt of $1220 30, in the month of in S. Africa, lately destroyed by the March. Caffres, is rising again with the most
The late JACOB SHERRAD, Esq. of pleasing prospects. The London As- New-York, left several public and prisociations have appealed to British be
vate legacies to the amount of 40 or nevolence for assistance to the lan
$50,000, among which was one of guishing funds of these laborious and
$5000 to the Orphan Asylum, and self-denying Christians. Their expen
one of $2500 to the African (St. Philses the last year exceeded their
receipts ip's) Church. The property which he about 10,000 dolls. (Watchman
left is supposed to be worth $125,000, Mission to Africa.-Lot Carey, and and the residue of it, after deducting Collio Teague,iwo colored men,preach- the legacies, he bequeathed to the ers, with their families, sailed from Protestant Episcopal Theological SemNorfolk, Va. in Jan. last, in the brig inary, in the State of New-York. Nautilus, with their Bibles, and utensils
Ordinations and Installations. Jan. 3d. The Rev. JEDEDIAH L. in Newbury, Vt. Sermon by the STARK, was ordained pastor of the Rev. Mr. Powers, of Haverhill. West Society, Brattleboro' Vt. Sermon April 5th. The Rev. Amzi BABBIT, by the Rev. Mr. Miller, of Heath, Mass. was ordained by New-Castle Presby
Feb. 28tb. The Rev. LUTHER tery, and installed pastor of the ConJEWETT, was ordained pastor of the gregation of Pequea, Lancaster Co. Congregational Church and Society, Peno. Sermon by the Rev.Mr. Martin.
View of Public Affairs. SPAIN.—The King of Spain, in a speech variable result of these attempts, is the to the Cortes, ,on the 1st of March, says: increase of the power of the King. The “The resolution adopted in the Congress French funds were high. - Cent. of Troppau, and subsequently in that of
The territory of Ohio was made a state Laybach, by the sovereigns of Austria, in 1802, and the inhabitants were enume, Prussia and Russia, to interfere in the rated in 1805, when it was found to coo. sbange of the government of the two tain :Sicilies, has excited all my solicitude, as 1805 45,365 Increase. per ct. y'rs. well in consideration of the ties of consan, 1810 230,760 185,395 411 in 5 guinity, and my great attachment to that 1820 58:,434 350,674 152 in 10 royal family, as also, the great interest which I take in the happiness of that peo Increase in 15 y's. 536,069 1199 in 16 ple, and in the independence of those
Pennsylvania :states, whose rights, according to the laws
1790 434,373 Increase. per ct. y'rs. of nations, should be religiously respected
1800 602,365 167,992 38 in 10 -I have therefore thought it indispensable
1810 810,091 207,726 34 in 10 to the dignity of my throne, and of the
1820 1,046,844 236,753 29 in 10 great people whom it is my glory to govern, to cause to be made known, that I will not
Increarse in 30 years,612,471 141 in 30 acknowledge any measure contrary to the positive principles of the law of nations, on
Delaware contains 72,749 inbabitants, which are founded the prosperity, indepen- giving an increase in ten years of seventydence, and liberty of the people ; principles, five souls. which Spain, on her part, will always in A Good Regulation.--Upwards of 200 violably observe with regard to other na gentlemen, of the city of New York, have tions.
subscribed to an agreement, " disapprov. I have the satisfaction to communicate ing of the custom which bas so long pre. to the Cortes, that the Allied Sovereigns, vailed," of giving Wine at funerals; and in their communications up to this period, they promise to discountenance and aboldisclaim all intentions of interfering in ish it, in case of dealb in their own famithe present government of Spain." lies, and in all others where their induence ENGLAND.-The Queen, it is stated, bas
extends. consented to receive the £50,000 a year, The editors of the Baltimore Federal voted for her maintenance and support by Republican, state that they have received Parliament.
information, via Havana, respecting some France.-France remains tranquil.- American Slave dealers, caution them to Another attempt has been made to blow Beware, and conclude by observing, "We up the old King and his family, by the shall make these monsters tremble." explosion of a barrel of gun-powder in his
N. Y. Gazette. palace; the only effect was the breaking The United States' Bank has taken the of a few windows; none of the family loan of four millions of dollars, authorized were injured; one Neveu, of Rheims, bad by the late Congress, giving the governbeen arrested; who, while on his way ment a premium of 5 1-2 per cent. This to the police office, cut his throat with a stock bears an interest of 6 per cent per razor, and expired immediately. The in
Obituary. Died, in this city, on the 28th of Without stopping to inquire respectMarch, JAMES GILBERT Dow, aged ing his early years, which were proba22 years.
bly not characterized by any thing of To secure the great ends of biogra a peculiar nature, we shall commence phy, it is not always necessary that the this sketch with that most interesting character sbould be adorned with shin- period of his lise, when it pleased God ing qualities. On the contrary, we to call him, as we trust, to share in the often find, in the retiring virtues of inheritance of his kingdom. It was those who are not particularly distin- during a revival of religion in Ashford, guished, an example which“ his native village, that he became the -home to our business and to our bo- hopeful subject of renewing grace. soms.” Such an example, it is believed, The change in his character was per-we may, without the charge of partialis manent and radical. Unlike many, ty, claim to have been exhibited in the who seem content with just so much of subject of this memoir.
the Christian character as shall secure
to them the Christian name, he sought seem to have been, to take away sin. to drink deep of the spirit of the gos- "Perhaps," says be, after enumerating pela Aware, however, that those who some of his trials, “perhaps the Lord enter on the Christian life, in times of suffers these things to take place, that general religious excitement, too often I may hate sin more." lose sight of the great objects which His constitutional reserve, confirmed frst engrossed their view, he strove to as it was by ill health, and some cira impress himself with a sense of the un cumstances attending his situation, was changeable excellence of religion. Fre calculated, perhaps, to render bis manquently did he say to his friends, at this ners somewhat forbidding. He seems period, “I hope, if I should ever be to have been aware of this, as appears come less influenced by the subjects from passages in his journal, like the which now occupy my mind, I may following: "Whenever I speak to feel that there is no change in their im- others on religion, I am resolved to portance, but that the change is wholly speak with a loving roice, and with a in myself.” A few months after this heart in unison, just like?
“ This hopeful change in his character, and day I have possessed a cheerful temwhen he had attained his seventeenth per, and exercised an amiable disposiyear, he made a profession of his faith tion more than usual.” in Christ. In the course of the same. But, whatever opinion those who year, he commenced his studies under were unacquainted with him may have a private instructor, and entered Yale formed from his appearance, those who College in the autumn of 1816. Here, knew him, can testify, that he shared though prevented by frequent indispo- largely of the milk of human kindsition, from giving that attention to his ness." For the poor and afflicted, he studies which he desired, yet, by his felt a very tender concern.
“ Have conscientious diligence, he made re. pity upon the poor," he writes, on a spectable progress.
certain occasion, “this sball be my But it is rather as a Christian, than motto." "Oh that I had the means in as a scholar, that we are called to con my power of contributing to the comtemplate his character. Few, it is be fort of the poor and wretched !” At lieved, during their collegiate years, another time, he says, “Let me love have better exemplified that part of every human being, at all times, and on pure and undefiled religion, which con all occasions. Whatever may be their sists in " keeping unspotted from the conduct towards me, let me never be world." His Christian brethren, and angry with any one. If any one injures, fellow students, all are witnesses how let me indulge a mild grief, but nothing bolily and unblamably he walked before them.
Towards his only surviving parent, In one particular, his conduct de- he cherished feelings of the utmost tenserves especial notice and imitation,- derness and respect. “Let me posbis strict observance of the Sabbath. sess," says he, "for my mother, sentiAmidst all the advances wbich are ments of very high esteem, respect and made in Christian zeal and activity at gratitude, and let me express them in the present day, there is a lamentable my actions.” “I am resolved, that, departure from that strict observance hereafter, as long as I live, I will esteem of holy time, which the most eminent and treat my mother as I would, if I saints, in every age, have found greatly were on my death bed, or as I should, conducive to their progress in the di- if she were fast aporoaching dissolu. vine life. From this prevailing evil
, the tion. Our stay together in this world subject of this memoir stood aloof. He cannot be long." carefully abstained from worldly con As he drew near to the close of his versation and business, and from even college life, he seems to have increased ing to evening did he celebrate his Sab- in heavenly mindedness. “I am rebaths.
solved," he writes, “that, henceforth, From the commencement of his ap I will siew all things on earth, through plication to study, bis health was so the medium of the death-bed, and in much impaired, that he sometimes the light of eternity.” The following feared he must abandon literary pur- extract will show the state of bis mind suits. Other discouragements, also, on the completion of his studies. “Our operated, at times
, to weigh down examination is now past, and with it, his spirits; but the fruit of all these end the duties and siudies of college ;
the labours of four long years. This few days before his death, from one of last examination I have been expecting its hopeful subjects. for some time, and, as my health was When asked what his views were of feeble, with some solicitude. But I the character of God, he replied, that commended my case to God, and he it appeared to him lovely and glorihas helped me; he has given me in ous. The plan of salvation by Jesus creasing strength since the time my ex- Christ, was to him, likewise, a subject amination began. I will be for ever his, of delightful contemplation. and bless bis holy name. Now I have On one of his friends observing to done with the business of college, and him, that she believed he bad maiowhat to do, I know not. I wish for di- tained a close walk with God, he rerection from on high." At another plied, “Oh no! I have been a great time, he expresses a similar anxiety, transgressor, especially since I bare with a desire of devotin: himself to the prosessed to hope in the mercy of God." wissionary cause.
At another time, when the observation Little reason, however, was there, of a friend, that he had been a very as since appears, for this anxiety re consistent Christian, was repeated to specting his future employment. Af. him, and the question put; whether he ter he graduated, in Sept. 1820, his regretted the strictness of his life; be health continued to decline, until near answered, with much feeling, “ A strict the close of the winter, when his dis life! I have lived a very sinful life. If ease assumed a more alarming ap. I had nothing to depend upon but the pearance, and he was confined to his
strictness of my life, and the rectitude room. During the former part of his of my conduct, I should never hope for confinement, prevented as he was from mercy: the merits of Christ are all my enjoying the privileges of social wor- dependence; bis blood is my only hope ship, he was left, for a season, to walk for acceptance.”. in darkness. He often expressed fears, No signs of immediate dissolution that he might be deceiving himself; were observed, until about one hour and longed for a week of firm health, before his death. It was then evident, that he might devote it to self-examin that the silver cord of life was soon to ation and prayer. But He who,“ hav. be loosed. Although, for two days ing loved his own, loveth them unto the previous to this, he had been unable to end,” did not long leave him without speak, except in a whisper, he now the enjoyment of his presence. A spoke loud and freely, with short inChristian friend, who visited him con tervals, for nearly half an hour. He stantly during the latter part of his seemed to have summoned all his enersickness, found, on every succeeding gies, both of body and of mind, to pay visit, his hopes continually increasing this last tribute to his Saviour's faithin brightness.
fulness. He addressed himself to each At no period of bis sickness did he of those around him, in words of conmanifest much desire to recover; be solation or admonition, according as rather felt disposed to say, " the will he supposed their case required. He of the Lord be done.” He was, in often repeated, “ Jesus is my friend, deed, desirous to do something on and Christ is my righteousness!" "I earth for the glory of God, and to aid am not afraid.” On being asked if he in the advancement of that day of mil had the presence of God to cheer him lennial glory, which he believed had in the dark valley, “0 yes,” he said, already dawned upon the world. It "my Saviour is with me, he is prewas, however, to him a consoling cious." ihought, that a more active part in this In this manner he continued, until service might be assigned him in the bis speech failed him; then, with a glorified state. In the good work of countenance which spoke unutterable grace, which has, for most of the year things, he looked around on his friends past, been going on in this city, he took for some minutes, and, at length, as a very lively interest, and expressed the day began to drwn upon the busy himself highly gratified by a visit, a tribes of men, he sweetly fell asleep in
Answers to Correspondents. P.; two communications from A. 2.; Emma; Juvenis, bave been received.
For the Christian Spectator. thing of meekness, of tenderness, of
humility, of gentleness, of placability.
Labour may prepare the soil, but Religion is designed to operate it must be followed by the genpowerfully on our whole moral con tle dews of heaven, before the stitution. While it fills the heart with plant will take root, and flourish, and the love of God, it should also exalt bear fruit. The Christian character and purify our motives of action. should present an assemblage of morWhile it calls forth the tear of peni- al beauties, and while we yield the tence, and lifts the soul in fervent good man our respect, he should also prayer, it should also soften the mor command our affections. Our Redeemal sensibility, sweeten the temper, and er was the perfection of what is amisanctify our most secret thoughts and able, as well as of all that is great and purposes. Too many persons are good. The moral beauty of his charprone to take narrow and partial views acter throws the loveliest charms of of this subject. How seldom do we nature into the shade, and he who has hear the sentiment expressed, for ex not a heart to relish it, gives evidence ample, that a pious man should also of a deplorable state of moral and relibe an amiable man, and yet who will gious feelings. deny that religion should add a new No one will deny that religion loveliness to the character? Who should purify our most secret thoughts will deny that it should soften the and feelings. No one will deny that heart, and sweeten the temper? That our most secluded meditations should Teligion should be held in-low estima- flow in a purified channel, should be tion, which does not only make one a unstained with improper desires, and better, but also a lovelier man than his aversionsand that our inmost feelings neighbour. I would not imply by should be hallowed by an abiding this remark however, that there is sense of our responsibility, and of any thing of piety or of real moral our constant exposure to the inspecexcellence in our amiable constitu- tion of an oinniscient God. The same tional feelings, for such seelings form is true of what should be the cast of a part of our nature, and are born our familiar conversation, for this is
But wherever religion has a sure index of our prevailing dispowrought powerfully on the whole char- sitions. Like the countenance, it acter, it will inevitably subdue the will speak the language of the beart. roughness of our dispositions. And When, for example, I meet with a perwhen you tell us that a person has a son who is forever complaining of the deep sense of divine things, a strong troubles and vexations of life, I am and abiding faith, an ardor of hope apt to suspect that he has not yet learand of joy, and a strength of charity ned to be habitually resigned to the alwhich will triumph over all obstacles, lotments of Providence. Or if he is inwe must also ask for something of a cessantly talking of the trivial occurlovely and heavenly temper-some- rences of the day, and that with the gid. Vol. 3. No. V.