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sure in reporting, that during the last Rev. Benjamin P. Aydelott, M. D. the year the society has received two an Rev. William Armstrong, jun. and the onymous donations of £500 each. Rev. Daniel Somers, Deacons, to the

holy order of Priests; and Mr. Lemuel National School Society. Wilmer, to the holy order of Deacons. On the 6th of June, 1822, the an The Rev. Amos Treadway, of Northnual meeting of the London National Carolina, was admitted to the holy or. School Society took place. It appeared der of Deacons, in the Monumental from the report which was read by the Church, in the city of Richmond, by Secretary, that upwards of two hun- the Right Rev. Richard C. Moore, D. dred and fifty thousand poor children D. on Sunday, the 30th of June, 1822." were educated by the Society, and that On the 11th July, at Fredericksburgh, twelve thousand had been added to the Mr. Stephen Willson Presstman was schools in different parts of the king admitted to the order of Deacons by the dom within the last year. The institu- same reverend prelate. tion has been in existence only eleven The Right Rev. Bishop Hobart held years, and is supported entirely by pri a Confirmation at Flushing, on Sunday vate contributions,

morning, July 14th, 1822. On this oc

casion morning service was performed Convention of Rhode Island, þy the Rey. Mr. Thorne, and an able

Providence, R. I. June 7, 1822. and appropriate sermon preached by The annual Convention of the Pro

the Bishop, who administered the rite festant Episcopal Church in this state of Confirmation to 65 persons. was holden at St. Paul's Church, in

On Monday, the 15th of July, 1822, Wickford, on Tuesday last. Prayers the new church erected in the village were offered by the Rev. Mr. Wheaton, of Jamaica, was consecrated to the and a truly appropriate sermon was

service of Almighty God, by the name delivered by the Right Rev. Bishop of Grace Church, by the Right Rev. Griswold. The officers of the last Bishop Hobart. Morning prayer was year were generally re-elected. conducted by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Reports were received from the se

Newtown; the lessonş read by the Rev. veral churches, (excepting St. Paul's, Mr. Proal, of Schenectady; and an apNorth-Providence,) by which it appropriate sermon delivered by the Bie pears that the state of the several

shop. There were present of the Cler

раrishes is flourishing, and that some are gy of the Protestant Episcopal Church, or have been more especially visited

besides the above and the Rev. Mr. with divine blessings.

Sayre, the rector of the new church, A resolution was adopted respecting the Rev. Mr. Hart, of Hempstead, the the subject of missionary funds, and a

Rev. Messrs. Lyell, Wainwright, and committee appointed to draft and re- Richmond, of New York, the Rev. port the necessary regulations; and Mr. Wheeler, of North-Hempstead, the committees were appointed in each pa- Rev. Mr. Onderdonk, of Brooklyn, and rish to obtain contributions. The Bi- the Rev. Mr. Thorne, of Flushing. shop was authorized to appoint a mis

The services on this occasion were sionary; and it is hoped that additional

aided by the exertions of the ladies and funds will be raised among the Episco- gentlemen of the excellent choir of St. palians of our state to enlarge the bor- Ann's Church, Brooklyn; their attendders of their Zion.

ance being very politely solicited. BeThe Bishop was requested to furnish sides the usual portion of Psalms, they copy of his sermon for the press.

sang, in a very superior manner, two of Chapple's best anthems. These an

thems are in a sweet and simple style, Episropal Acts.

and admirably calculated for public On Sunday morning, the 9th of June, worship, as they can easily be learned 1822, the Right Rev. Bishop Kemp by a congregation. held an Ordination in St. John's The building consecrated is plain but Church, Washington, and admitted the elegant. From the chaste and solid ap


pearance of its ornaments, it would, we DIED, on Thursday, the 12th of presume, be classed by architects in the July, 1822, in the 68th year of her

age, Doric order; and there is nothing Miss ANNE BROWNe, for many years mixed or incongruous in the whole an inhabitant of this city, and well building. The chancel, desk, pulpit, known for her exemplary piety, her and pews, are very conveniently ar zealous attachment to the Episcopad ranged; and the whole edifice is an ex. branch of the Protestant Church, and cellent model for churches of this size. her constant and devout attendance We congratulate the Episcopalians of upon its public worship. Jamaica, and the Episcopal Church at This truly respectable woman wag large, on this additional evidence of the born on the 25th of August, 1754, at very flourishing state of their religious Beverley, near Salem,in Massachusetts, community.

of which latter place her paternal an

cestors had long been ranked amongst Charleston Protestant Episcopal Sun the most distinguished inhabitants. day School Society.

The first of the family who emigrated The third anniversary of this society from England, was William, the youngwas celebrated in St. Philip's Church, est son of Francis Browne, Esq. of in the city of Charleston, on Witsun- Branden, in the county of Suffolk, born Tuesday, May 28th, 1822. Divine in 1607, and married to a daughter of service was performed by the Rev. Dr. the Rev. Sydney Smith, Rector of Gadsden, and an appropriate address North-Yarmouth. William Browne delivered by the Right Rev. Bishop came to America with his wife in 1635, Bowen. Nearly 170 children attended; and settled at Salem. He was a memand, by their correct deportment, pre- ber of the provincial council, and held sented a spectacle pleasing and inter- other offices in the colony. He died in esting to the Patriot and the Christian. 1688, bequeathing £250 currency, to

Harvard University, (at the foundation Literary Honours.

of which he had already contributed At the late Commencement of Union the sum of £100,) and leaving other leCollège, Schenectady, the degree of D. gacies to a large amount for pious uses. D. was conferred on the Rev. Henry J. or public objects. He had been extenFeltus, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, sively and most prosperously engaged New-York; and the honorary degree of in commerce, which enabled him, beke A. M. on the Rev. William B. Lacey, sides making the bequests mentioned, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Albany. to leave a large residuary estate amongst

The degree of LL. D. was recently his children, of whom the third, Major conferred on John Pintard, Esq. of William Browne, married, in 1664, New-York, by Allegany College,

Hannah, the daughter of George CurThe Rev. Alonzo Potter, recently wen. The third son of this marriage admitted to D cons' orders by Bishop was Colonel Samuel Browne, born in Hobart, is appointed Professor of Ma- 1669, and married in 1705, to Abigail thematics and Natural Philosophy in Keatch, of Boston, by whom he had Union College, Schenectady.

four children. The second of whom, The Right Rev. Philander Chase, William, the father of the subject of Bishop of the Diocess of Ohio, has ac this notice, was born in 1709, and marcepted of the Presidential Chair in the ried, in 1737, to Mary, daughter of Cincinnati College, and will enter upon William Burnet, Esq. Governor of the the duties of the office at the commence then Province of New-York, and son snent of the winter session, in the month of the celebrated Bishop Burnet. The of October next.

fruits of this marriage were several

children, of whom, the eldest son, WilObituary Notices.

liam Burnet Browne, Esq. survived his DIED, at Middletown, Connecticut, parents. He married and died, before on the 27th July,1822,theRev.WALTER the Revolutionary War, in Virginia, Cranston, Rector of Christ Church, where he left descendents in the female Savann:h, Georgia, aged 32 years. Ine. Upon losing his first wife, Wil.

liam Browne married Mary, daughter vicissitudes of fortune that they were of Philip d'French, Esq. of New-Bruns- eventually separated. From that pewick, in New Jersey, of which second riod, until her death, Miss Browne marriage was born Anne, whose death lived in lodgings in this city, in the enthis article announces. Her father re- joyment of the esteem and friendship sided principally at his seat at Danvers, of a numerous circle of relatives and near Salem, where, having also sur- acquaintances, by whom she was bevived his second wife, he died in 1763, loved for her piety, benevolence, and leaving, besides his son and the subject good temper, and for her purity of of this memoir, a daughter, who after heart and simplicity of character. For wards married Francis Hall, Esq. of several years before her decease, she the Eastern Shore of Maryland. suffered indeed the tortures of a linger

In consequence of the death of both ing and cruel disease, for which as she her parents, and of her brother, Miss conceived all remedies hopeless, she Browne was removed, at an early age, deliberately resolved to await the preto this city, where she received her gress and termination, without resorting education under the superintendance of to any but temporary expedients for its her maternal relations. At the break- mitigation. In this resolution she was ing out of the Revolutionary war, she fortified by the ill success of a surgical accepted the offer of an asylum in the operation, which she endured upwards family of one of her female friends, of thirty years previous to the reapwhose father held an important post in pearance of her complaint; and she the American army. From this cir- persevered in concealing both her sufcumstance, Miss Browne became per- ferings and their cause from the knowsonally acquainted with all the most ledge of her most intimate friends, undistinguished officers in our army, and til within a few months of her decease. familiar with the most interesting oc From the nature and eventual state of currences of the times. She often re

her disorder, the pain she must have unsided in camp, and at head quarters, or dergone is almost incredible, and can in their vicinity, and she was frequently only have been excelled by the fortian inmate in the family of Washington, tude with which she supported it. It both during the War, and afterwards, was only for the last few weeks that when he was President. The import- she was confined to her bed, or to her ant events and distinguished person- room, and the last Easter was the first ages, of which Miss Browne was thus Sunday, for thirty years, that she omitin early life the contemporary, together ted to receive the Communion in with the impression made by them Church. It was her religion, and its upon an uncommonly retentive memo- great Author alone, that could have enry, imparted in her later years an in- ableự her to sustain herself in her anterest to her conversation and to her guish without murmur or complaint character itself, which can only be es to note every arrangement in relation timated by those who knew her inti- to her departure from this life, with as mately, and felt some of that enthusi- much composure as she would have asm with regard to the subjects of her directed the preparations for an ordirecollection and discourse, which is in- nary journey--and thus to exhibit, in spired by love of our country, and by sickness and in death, a firmness of sentiments of gratitude to the authors character which, whilst in health, she of its independence. Upon the marriage was never supposed to possess, and of her friend, Miss Browne continued which contrasted finely with the meek with her as a guest and companion for and humble disposition for which she many years, and it was only by the was remarkable in her life.


We have to apologize for the delay in issuing the present number, which has arisen from our viesire to insert in it the Report of the Professors of the theological Seminary, the 115. of which had been placed in a situation pol to be accessible in scasou for the Jourial to appear as Mesutud cu clic first day of the munich,




No. 9.]



6 For as many

For the Christian Journal.

the term; extending not only over No. VI.

Christian countries, but over the whole

earth-over Mahometan and pagan, as Universal Redemption.

well as Christian lands. All those in The universality of the redemption these different regions of the earth, who wrought by Jesus Christ may likewise conform their lives to the light and the be fairly inferred from the impartiality knowledge they enjoy, who “ work of our Creator. He is said to be no re- righteousness," will be accepted by him. specter of persons, to extend equal jus. “There is no respect of persons with tice to all men, to be good to all, to send God,” says St. Paul. his rain, and to cause his sun to shine as have sinned without law, shall also upon the just and upon the unjust. Such perish without law; and as many as being the case, can we suppose that he have sinned in the law, shall be judged would give the Son of his love to die by the law. (For not the hearers of the only for a part of the human race, there- law shall be just before God, but the by putting it out of the power of the doers of the law shall be justified. For rest to attain future happiness, and in when the Gentiles which have not the truth virtually consigning them to per- law, do by nature the things contained dition? Farther, can we suppose that in the law, these having not the law, it is his will—(such is the doctrine of are a law unto themselves, which shew Calvinists)—his ministers should offer the work of the law written in their pardon and life to all, when at the same hearts, their conscience also bearing time only a part can accept and enjoy witness, and their thoughts the mean them? If such is the fact, may we not while accusing or else excusing one anask, "Why does he complain of his other.)” Here is an express declarapeople, saying, Ye will not come unto tion, that those heathens who do their me, that ye might have life ?” Surely duty as far as they know it, will find this language implies that they may favour with God. But the Calvinist come, and that the fault is in themselves contends that all heathens must perish. if they do not.

Why? Because they have not the right 66 In every nation, he that feareth faith. All, say they, who have not this God, and worketh righteousness, is ac- faith—and they cannot have it if they cepted of him.” Such was the language have never heard the name of Christ of Peter on occasion of the admission of all who have never been regenerated, Cornelius the centurion into the church. or born again in their acceptation of the Cornelius was a heathen, but by his term, must be cast into outer darkness, upright life he had acquired the favour May we not call this doctrine, in the of his Maker-his prayers and his alms language of Calvin himself,“ horribile had ascended up for a memorial before decretum ?" God. The case of Cornelius is a strong. But a conclusive proof of the doctrine argument in favonr of universal re of universal redeniption may be drawn demption, since it is one of the proofs from the nature of the Christian covethat may be adduced, that the benefits nant. This covenant differs only from of the Saviour's death will be extended the Jewish, in that the latter was conto all nations, to many of those who fined to one people, whereas the former have never heard of his name. The re is to include all nations. They are both demption wrought by him, we believe covenants of grace and mercy. The to be universal in the strictest sense of mode of admission into the Jewish was


by circumcision, a rite to be applied to terition for reprobate,) the inference is the young as well as to the old. Admis- fair, that the decree extends to the „sion into the Christian Church is by young as well as the old. And what an baptism-“Go ye and teach," or make awful view does this give us of the Di. disciples of, says our Saviour, “ all na- vine proceedings with respect to man? tions, baptizing them in the name of the How, under this view, can the Gospel Father, and the Son, and the Holy be styled glad tidings how can it be Ghost. And we know from Scrip- good news of great joy to all people ? ture, and the practice of the primitive If, on the other hand, all persons bapChurch, that infants as well as adults tized are brought into the Church, the were admitted into the covenant by this conclusion appears to be inevitable, rite. They were received into the that such at least are redeemed; and as Church of Christ, which is called his the Christian Church is designed to embody and his spouse. By one spirit, brace all nations, the inference again is says the Apostle, we are all baptized fair, that all men have been redeemed.* into one body. This Church is in other places styled the kingdom of heaven, or * The writer of these remarks does not prokingdom of God; that is, the kingdom fess to know what are the sentiments of Calvinof God in this world—a state of grace

istic churches generally on the subject of bap

tism. It is belii ved that there is great diversity and of mercy, in opposition to the state of opinion among them, as they find it impossiof nature in which we are born. Is there ble to reconcile the doetrine of admission into then no blessing attached to admission the Church by baptism, with that of partial re

demption--but he was told, not long since, by into the Church ? Is it no privilege to a Presbyterian minister, thut the doctrine in. become members of the body of Christ, culcated in their semin:ry is, that the children and inheritors of the kingdom of hea of believing parents (that is

, the children of ven? Christ, says the Apostle, loved communicant, it is consilored to be suficient) the Church, and gave himself for it. are born into the Church, and that baptizing He redeemed it by kis blood, and, as them, in their view, is merely putting a seat

upon them. But how strange a doctrine? It the Church will consist of good and bad reduces baptism almost to an unmeaning cere. members to the end of time, many are nony—to a simple declaratory act—that the redeemed who will not be saved. Wher children thus baptized are the children of be.

lieving parents-1.ce at the moment of their we enter the Church, we embark upon birth they are in the Church. But another that stream, if I may so speak, whose difficulty arises. To be a believer with them, natural course will lead us to the haven means that the person bas been regenerated in

their view of the term has been born agaian of eternal rest. We do not say it will is a Christian in the strictest sense of the word, necessarily lead us to the haven, fer we and will perserere in the true course to the may be cast away on the rocks and eud. Now, how does the officiating minister shoals of vice, and be ruined-but we tizes, :re believers in this sense? Are there

kuow, that the parents of the children he bapsay that we have embarked upon the not hypocrites in all denniinations? If, then, true course, and that if we do our duty the parents should be of this character, what is we shall safely reach the end of our

the effect of baptism upon their children? Again,

are all the children thus born into the Church journey. But perhaps it will be denied redremed? And if so, are they all saved ? that we are received into the Church, This is on assertion no one would make. lf

, and placed in a state of grace by bap- the Calvinistic dcetrine of redemption falls tú tism. We ask, then, what are the be- the ground. But if the children born into the nefits to be derived from this rite? If Church are not redeemed, what is the benefit we take this ground we reduce it to an

arising theretrom? The same and no more

than from being born out of it. Such is the diunmeaning ceremony, and, by fair rea lemma arising from the doctrine of partial resoning, shall be led to the conclusion, dempion, a dilemma that strongly points out that the doctrine of partial election ex

the propriety of excluding the doctrines of Cal

vin altogether liom theology. The re:der who tends to infants as well as adults. Ifwishes to see the subject of Calvinism thoroughly baptism does not admit infants into the discussed, is referred to Bishop White's "ConiChurch, they must remain in a state of three sermons on universal redeinption, that

The celebrated Dr. Barrow also has nature. And if they remain in a state appear to be unanswerable. The laté Dr. of nature, and all mankind are divided Smith, of Princeton, although by some supinto the two classes of elect and repro- poser to inculcate the tenets of Calvin, in his pate, (or, if you choose, substitute pre- realius utandons them, since he advocates ibe

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