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the objects of the Institution, as far as Major Maxwell, is indefatigable in respects the inducing of foreign na- his exertions to promote cultivation tions to abandon the slave trade; and and civilization in Africa. they have here experienced the cor- The funds of the Institution are dial concurrence of his Majesty's not so flourishing as could be wished. Government. But they decline en. The sum expended since its com. tering into details on this head. They mencement is 1550L. and their re. have resolved to encourage the trans. maining property scarcely exceeds lation into foreign languages, partic- 30001. We are disposed however ularly. Dutch, French, Spanish, and with the directors, to express 3 Portuguese, of suitable tracts on confident hope, that, when the bene. these subjects ; which, if printed, fits of the Institution come to be ful. and widely circulated ; may greatly ly understood, and while its expen. tend to open the eyes of foreigners to diture is directed, as at present, to the claims of justice, humanity, and objects of obvious importance, it will true policy.
meet with the liberal support of the Letters from Sierra Leone repre. public at large. sent that colony as on friendly terms The Appendix to the report con. with the surrounding natives, and as tains much curious matter, which increasing in influence with them, our limits will not permit us to de. No massacres had takes place (not- tail. withstanding the predictions of slave Before the meeting adjourned, the traders,) in consequence of the abol. Earl of Moira stated, in a very im. ition. Only one trial for witchcraft pressive speech, the following fact; had taken place for a long time ;' -Sir Sydney Smith, having been prethough such trials used to be very sented by the Prince Regent of Porfrequent ; and in this case, though tugal, with an estate in the Brazils
, the accused was found guilty, she and a number of negro slaves to be was not put to death,but after a time, employed in cultivating it, immedi. set at liberty. The natives are stated ately liberated the slaves, and allotted io have abundant employment in the to each of them a portion of the estate, manufacture of salt, and the cultiva- to be cultivated by them as free la.
of rice. At the colony they had borers for their own benefit. On tio. yimproved in the breeding of this it was resolved unanimously on ut livind oxen are now used in the the motion of Mr. Wilberforce, draught ; and a hope was entertain- “That his Royal Highness the Duke ed that the communication with the of Gloucester be requested to commu. interior would soon be more open. nicate to Sir Sidney Smith the high “ All the wars round us,” observes sense entertained by the meeting of the
governor, are suspended for his admirable judgment and liberali. the present. I do not say that they ty in the above instance; and to reare suspended in consequence of the turn him their warmest thanks for a abolition ; but the abolition is very conduct which is so truly honorable likely to prevent their revival.” The to the British name and character, information from Goree and the Gold and which may be expected, in the Coast is also very encouraging. The way of example, to be productive of £ommandant of the former place, the happiest effects.” Rel. Mon.
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miah Atwater, upon his induction An Inaugural Address delivered at into the office of Principal in said the public commencement of Dickin. College. To which is annexed a son college, Sept. 27, 1809. By Jere. statement relative to Dickinson Col
lege, published by the Trustees. tory, Doctrine, and Discipline of Carlisle, A. Loudon, 1809.
Friends. London, W. Phillips, 1808. Preciousness of Redemption. A Ser. The peaceful end of the perfect man. mon delivered before the General A discourse delivered in Lebanon at Association of Connecticut, at Leb. the funeral of his excellency Jonathan anon, June 22, 1809. By Rev. Gers. Trumbull, Governor of the state of hom Williams, A.M. Minister of a Connecticut, who died August 7th, church of Christ, in Springfield, N.). 1809, aged 69. By Zebulon Ely, A. Hartford, Hudson and Goodwin, M. Pastor of the Church in the 1809.
South Society. Hartford, Hudson Christ's Ministers Watchmen for and Goodwin, 1809. Souls A Sermon delivered before A discourse occasioned by the the General Association of Connecti- death of His Excellency Jonathan cut, at Lebanon, June 21, 1809. By Trumbull Esq. Governor of the State the Rev. John E. Latta, pastor of a of Connecticut; and delivered at the church in New Castle, Delaware, request of the General Assembly, Hartford, Hudson and Goodwin, in the Brick church in New Haven. 1809.
By Timothy Dwight, D.D. presiThe immoral tendency of error in sen- dent of Yale College. New Haven, timent. A farewell sermon, deliver- O. Steele & Co. 1809. ed at Hillsborough, N. H. July 30, The duty of Christians to seek the sal. 1809. By Stephen Chapin, late pas- vation of Zion, explained and urged. tor of the Church in Hillsborough. A sermon, preached at NorthampAmherst, J. Cushing, 1809.
ton, before the Hampshire MissionaThe Spiritual Steward. A Sermon ry Society at their annual meeting, preached at the meeting of the As. August 31, 1809. By the Rev. sociate Reformed Synod, in the City John Emerson, A. M. Pastor of the of New York, Oct. 21, 1802. By the Church in Conway, Massachusetts. Rev. Alexander Proudfit, minister To which is annexed the Annual of the Gospel, Salem. Lansingburgh, Report of the Trustees of the HampG. Tracy, 1803.
shire Missionary Society, at the AnOur danger and duty. Two Ser. nual meeting of the Society, August mons, delivered on Wednesday, the 31, 1809. Northampton, William 30th day of November, 1808. Being Butler, 1809. a day appointed by the Presbytery of SOMETHING. Edited by Nemo Washington for the Exercises of Nobody, Esquire. A new periodical Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, on work, No. 1. published weekly. account of the alarming aspect of di- "Tis Something Nothing.” Boston, vine providence to our Country: By Farrand, Mallory, & Co. November Alexander Proudfit, A.M. minister 18, 1809. of the Gospel, Salem. Salem, Dodd Select Review and Spirit of the and Rumsey, 1808.
Foreign Magazines, No.10, for Octo. A Sermon, preached before the ber, and No. 11, for November 1809. Northern Missionary Society in the By E. Bronson & others. Hopkins & State of New York, at their first An. Earle, Philadelphia, and Farrand, nual meeting in Troy, February 8; Mallory, & Co. Boston. and by particular request, in Albany, Memoirs of the Hon. Thomas Jef. March 6, 1798, at a Special meeting ferson, Secretary of State, Vice of the Society. By Alexander President, and President of the Proudfit, one of the ministers of the United States of America ; containAssociate Reformed Congregation, ing a concise history of those States, in Salem. Albany, Loring, Andrews from the acknowledgement of their and Co. 1798.
Independence. With a view of the A Refutation of some of the rise and progress of French influence more modern Misrepresentations of and French principles in that counthe Society of Friends, commonly ury. In two volumes. Printed for called Quakers ; with a life of James the purchasers, 1809. Naylor.-By Joseph Gurrey Bevan, A Biographical Dictionary, conalso, by permission of the meeting taining a brief account of the first før sofferings, a Sammary of the His. settlers, and other eminent charac.
ters among the Magistrates, Minis. Seal. Witb Cases and Decisions ters, Literary and Worthy men in thereon in the action of assumpsit. New-England. By John Eliot, D.D.
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By Samuel Comyn, Corresponding Secretary of the Mas. Esq of the Middle Temple, Barrissachusetts HistoricalSociety: Salem, ter at Law. Flatbush, I. Riley, 1809. Cushing & Appleton, and E. Oliver, Reports of cases adjudged in the Boston, 1809.
Court of King's Bench, from Hilary Maryland Reports, being a series Term, the 14th of George III. 1774, of the most important Law Cases, to Trinity term, the 18th of George argued and determined in the pro. III 1778, both inclusive. By Henry vincial court and court of appeals of Cowper, Esq. Barrister at Law, of the then Province of Maryland, from the Middle Temple. With notes the year one thousand seven hun. of Reference to similar cases in sub. dred down to the American revolu
sequent Reporters. First American tion. Selected from the records of from the Second London Edition. In the State, and from notes of some of two Volumes. Boston, J. West & the most eminent Counsel who prac. Co. 1809. tised law witbin that period. By A Compendium of the Law of Thomas Harris, Junr. Clerk of the Evidence. By Thomas Peake, Esq. court of appeals and John McHen- of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. ry, attorney at law. New York, I. Second American from the Last Riley, 1809.
London Edition of 1808. Frederick. The Magdalen church yard, from Town, John P. Thompson, 1809. the French of J.J. Regnault Warin, Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport author of Romeo and Juliet. The have in press to be published in De. Castle of Strozzi, &c. Translated cember, 1809, A New System of by Samuel Mackay, A.M. Ex, Pro. Modern Geography, or
a General fessor of the French Language in Description of all the considerable Williams' College. In 4 vols. 12mo. Countries in the World, Compiled Boston, William Andrews,1809, from the latest European and Amer
A new and complete History of ican Geographies, Voyages, and Trav. the Heathen Gods, with 28 handsome els. Designed for Schools and Acad. type metal engravings. Boston and emies. By Elijah Parish,D.D. MinWorcester, 1. Thomas, jun.
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Died in Lynnfield the 17th instant Æ irreproachable morals and deep attention XX. BENJAMIN PERKINS, A.B. young. to religion, he seemed distined to add est son of John Perkins, Esqr. of that much to the happiness of his parents and place. In the death of this yowg man friends,and to shine conspicuously in pro. we see a striking instance of the uncer- fessional life. How changed the scene! tainty of our most Hattering worldly pros- In the unerring providence of God he is pects. Having completed his collegiate suddenly taken from our sight; and the studies, Mr. Perkins received the honors voice of gratulation, which so late reof Harvard University the last commence- joiced the parents' heart, is exchanged ment with distinguished marks of appro- for the tear of sympathy. But hope, bation. Combining a temper and deport- leading us to the tomb of Jesus, points us ment remarkably conciliating with tal- to Heaven, and wipes the falling tear. ents and acquisitions highly respectable,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. A communication has been received from Mr. Allen, containing remarks on the Review of his Biographical and Historical Dictionary, published in our October No. which, owing to certain circumstances, could not with convenience be inserted this month. We regret the necessity for postponing it.
The account of the annual meeting of the Missionary Society in the counties of Berkshire and Columbia will appear in our next.
"WILLIAM COWPER was born vanities and ignorances of his at Edinburgh, in November 1565; youth, and preserved him from and at eight years old was sent such falls as might have made by his father to Dunbar school, him a shame to the saints, and where, in four years, he learned the reproach of his enemies. the whole course of grammar,
" At the age of sixteen years and profited above his equals. he returned to his parents at Edin. Even at that early age did he be. burgh, who proposed to him sun. gin to shew symptoms of genuine dry courses of life. But his piety, Many times, when he heart was still inclined to the was in the school, he used to lift study of the Holy Scriptures : up his heart unto God, begging whereupon he resolved to go in. of him knowledge and under- to England ; and the Lord pro. standing; and always, as he went vided him a place at Hoddesdon, to church, he sent up this ejacu. 18 miles from London, just when lation to heaven : Lord, bow he had spent all the money which mine ear, that I may hear thy he brought out of Scotland. Here word !' At his entry into his he was employed by one Master thirteenth year, his father sent Guthrie, a Scotchman, to assist for him home to Edinburgh; and him in teaching a school. He soon after he went to St. An. remained in this place three quardrew's, where he continued to his ters of a year, and then, having sixteenth
year in the study of occasion to go to London, he philosophy, but made no great was unexpectedly called to the progress therein, the religious Service of Master Hugh Brough. bent of his mind rather inclining ton, with whom he continued a him to a careful hearing and year and a half, and da:ly exerpenning of sermons, and other cised himself in the study of ditheological lectures. During his vinity. abode at St. Andrew's, Satan,
Go When nineteen years old, he working upon corrupt nature, again returned to Edinburgh, often sought to enirap him in his
where he lived with his elder as himself testifies, brother, then one of the ministers the Lord in mercy forgave the in that city, who much furtherVol. II. Neto Series.
ed him in his former studies. the work of the ministry in that And at last he was required to place. And so, shortly after, givea proof of his gifts privately, the town sent their commission. which he did in the New Church, ers to transport him and his fam. before Master Robert Pont, and ily thither. Master Robert Rolloch, and “In that place he continued, some others, by whom he was doing the work of the Lord for commanded to preach in pub- nineteen years together; where lic also.
he was a comfort to the best, and “ Being twenty years old, he a wound to the worser sort. Be. was sent, by the authority of the sides the Sabbath-days, he chose general assembly, which was then thrice a week to convene the met at Edinburgh, to be pastor people together in the evenings, of Bothkenner, in Stirlingshire. (viz. on Wednesdays, Fridays, But when he came thither, he and Saturdays,) for a preparafound in the church, (besides tion to the Sabbath ; upon which ruinous walls) neither roof, nor days they had no preaching in the doors, nor pulpit, nor seats, por morning. Concerning which windows ; yet it pleased God to meetings, himself writes : “That give such a blessing to his minis. it would have done a Christian's try, that within half a year, the heart good to have seen those parishioners of their own accord, glorious and joyful assemblies, built and adorned the church in to have heard the zealous cryings as good quality as any round to God amongst that people, with about it.
sighings, and tears, and melting 66 There he continued seven or hearts, and mourning eyes.' And eight years, yet subject to great concerning himself, he saith; bodily infirmities, by reason of My witness is in heaven, that the wetness of the soil, and moist. the love of Jesus and his people ness of the air ; and during that made continual preaching my time, he experienced much dis. pleasure, and I had no such joy tress and terror of mind, and in. as in doing his work.' And, ward temptation, so that his life besides that, he preached five was almost wasted with heavi. times a week; he penned also ness; yet thereby he learned to whatsoever he preached ; many know more and more of the grace of which holy and godly sermons of Christ.
are extant in print. 6. About that time there was a *All the time of his abode general assembly of the church there, except some little intermis. at Perth, to which the people of sions and breathing times, the that town applied, desiring that Lord still exercised him with ina minister might be sent unto ward temptation, and greatvariety them. Whereupon the assembly of spiritual combats; the end of appointed Master Cowper for all which, through God's mercy, that place, and accordingly wrote was joy unspeakable, as himself to him by Master Patrick Simp- testifies. Yea once,' saith son; who, coming to Stirling, he, in greatest extremity of delivered to him the letters from horror and anguish of spirit, the assembly, and those from the when I had utterly given ores, town, containing his calling to and looked for nothing but code