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When to a suffering brother's cry
It shuts the heart, the ear, the eye,
Think, ere you leave him to despair,
God will avenge, for God is there.
And thoự, who through life's thorny road,
Perplexed by care and sin, hast trod;
Whose heart hath bled, whose eyes have wcpt,
On pleasure's couch while others slept ;
Though now on life's remotest brink,
Poor, humble christian ! do not shrink,
Though deep the flood, each doubt forbear,
Strong to support, thy God is there !


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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY. tional Society, whose labours are di

From the Christian Herald. rected to the accomplishment of the Quarterly Extracts, published by the same grand and beneficent designs. American Bible Society, in Aug. Under these impressions, the Board 1818.

have ordered, that a Publication be ALREADY has the American Bible issued every three months, which is Society begun to occupy a station a- to contain mong the great Bible Establishments Ist. An account of such measures in Christendom, which are an orna- adopted by the Board during the ment and a blessing to the nations preceding quarter as it may be expewhich gave them birth. The increas- dient to publish : ing resources of this Institution, and 2d. An account of the contribu. th comparative importance of its tions to the funds of the Society : operations, are already exciting an 3d. Extracts from the Reports and interest which it is essential to keep Correspondence of Auxiliary Sociealive and to cherish. To communi- ties : cate to the public more frequent and 4th. Such parts of the publications extensive information of its proceed- of the British and Foreign, and other ings, of the patronage which it con-, Bible Societies, as it may be deemed tinues to receive, the contributions useful to insert therein. to its funds, and the good opinion en- The concentration under the same tertained of it by those societies or roof of the mechanical operations.carindividuals who are disposed to sec- ried on for the Society, has greatly ond its views and aid its efforts, ap- facilitated the systematic conducting pears to be a duty incumbent on of its business. But though the numthose to whom the direction of its ber of presses employed in printing concerns has been intrusted. The the Bibles has been increased, the Managers of this Society are also per- demand for the sacred volume has suaded, that a more copious diffusion considerably exceeded the means of of intelligence relating to the progress supplying it. Ten presses are now of the Bible cause, derived from for- in operation for the Society, and one eignas well as domestic sources,would or two more will be added as soon as tend to awaken and interest the pub- they can be procured. lic feeling in its favour, and stimulate The following copies of the Scripto more active exertions in promot- tures have been printed for the Sociing it. American Christians, being ety during the last 4 months : more generally informed of the ex- 2,000 Octavo Bibles, tensive, and successful operations of 4,000 Duodecimo Brevier do. kindred Institutions in other parts 2,000 do. Minion do. of the world, will feel an additional 2,200 Octavo New Testaments, encouragement to aid their own Na- 2,500 Brevier do.

jary, do.

3d year

1,000 Epistles of John, in the Dela- pears a favourable prospect of the ware Indian and English,

extension and generał patronage 1,000 Gospels of John, in the Mo- through the county of the important hawk and English:

objects of the Institution. In the

afternoon, the Society made choice The contributions to the funds of the of its officers for the ensuing year,

Society, received in May, June, and when the old board were re-chosen, July, 1318-as follows ;

viz. From 59 Auxiliary Societies in Hon. David L. Morrill, President. part for Bibles and N.

Rev. Thos. Beede, 1st V. President. Testaments, $7539 58 Hon. Joshua Darling, 2d V. Pres. 7 Bible Societies not auxil

Rev. E. P. Bradford, 3d V. Pres.

763 68 Rev. Nathan Lord, Secretary. en Char. and Relig. Socie

Mr. Richard Boylston, Treasurer. ties, do.

630 25 Rev. Stephen Chapin, Auditor. 3 Congregational collections 41 80 By the Report of the Treasurer, it Individuals, for Bibles and appears there were upwards of 300 Testaments,

120, 24 members, and that there have been 3 Directors for life 350 00 received, from members and donors, 66 Ministers, members for above 600 dollars for the different oblife

1990 00. jects of the Society. From 17 towns, 13 other members for life 321 25 from which only returns , have been | 15 annual contributors 93 10 made, above 650 dollars have been

paid in. There are 21 other towns Total in the 1st qr. of the

in the county. If these towns bad

$11,849 98 contributed in the same ratio with The Treasurer of the Americani the others, the amount would have Bible Society has acknowledged the exceeded 1300 dollars. receipt of $2,951 65, in the month of

Amherst Cabinet. August last.

PHILANTHROPY The Eighth Anniversary of the

DIANS. New-Jersey Bible Society was held at From the Am. D. Advertiser. Burlington on Tuesday last. The TAERE is nothing more gratifying venerable President,''Dr. Elias Bou- to the Philanthropist and the Chrisdinot opened the business of the meet- tian, than to contemplate the march ing with an Address. The Annual of civilization and the spread of pure Report was then read ; and interest- and undefiled religion. Between the ing and impressive Addresses where enjoyments and prospects of the delivered by the Rev. Dr. Wharton, savage, and those of man on whom of Burlington, and the Rev. Dr. the light of revelation has beamed its Green and the Rev. Dr. Miller of mild and benignant lustre, there is inPrinceton. A resolution was unani- deed an indescribable contrast.-The mously adopted by the Society, re- former is surrounded by a fearful commending the establishment of Bi- gloom which nature can never peneble Associations in every city and trate, and enchained by destructive town in the State.-N. Y. Spectator. superstitions ; while the path of the

latter through life and his prospects HILLSBORO' GOUNTY N. H. BIBLE AND of futurity are gilded by a ray of diCHARITABLE SOCIETY,

vinity. These are common place Held its annual meeting at Hop- observations, but relate to things of kinton, on the 2d inst. In the fore- unutterable importance. noon a public discourse was deliver- We have on our frontiers and even ed at the meeting-house ; after which within our own territories, many of the Report of the Directors was read the aborigines of this continent, who to the Society, which exhibited its are still groping in worse than Egypaffairs as in a prosperous condition, tian darkness. It becomes the Aand gave evidence of increasing at- merican people individually and natention to its interests. There ap- tionally, instead of " exterminating


The re

them,” to do them all the good they hold a considerable body of land in can, as a small atonement for the this place and cultivate it extremely wrongs they have suffered at the well. Their fields of wheat and In

hands of the whites.* It has pleased dian corn are nearly as good as those Ĉ Divine Providence to accept the of the whites, and they are surround

comparatively insignificant agency of ed with most of the comforts of civilihis creatures in promoting the great Zation. There is a missionary resid cause of virtue and righteousnees in ing here, the Rev. Mr CRANE, from the earth, and this agency can in New-York, who is much and deserye nothing be more efficiently exerted edly beloved by them.-They have a than in the dissemination of truth. school conducted on the LancasteriThe contest among those engaged in an plan, and the proficiency of the this great work should be to convey children in the elementary branches simple and perspicuous views of the of knowledge is alike creditable to fundamental, easily comprehended their teacher and themselves. Public principles of the Gospel, and not to worship is regularly kept up and gain converts to any particular sect. generally well attended. Several religious societies, with a The writer of this, can, with truth, żeal truly laudable, have exerted acknowledge, that few incidents of themselves to ameliorate their con- his life will be recollected with more dition and some of these exertions pleasure, than his visit to the church have been crowned with great suc

of the Tuscarora Indians. cess. The introduction of schools spectability, neatness and comfort, among them is calculated most es- of their appearance, and the solemnisentially to promote the diffusion of ļy of devotional feeling, the devotioni useful knowledge; it tends to re- of the heart, which apparently permove the souRCE of ignorance and yaded the audience, furnished, indeed, error.' Let those who have been ac: a most delightful spectacle. There tive in this great cause, take courage was no symptom of indecorum of and continue their important labours. conduct in one of the natives present, The cloud which for some time ap- but all their behaviour became the peared no bigger than a man's place and occasion. To behold those hand,” is increasing and will con- who had been accustomed to every tinue to augment, till it shall descend idolatry, and the evils connected in copious and refreshing showers. with it, worshipping the only true Those who consider the attempts to God, and partaking of the consolacivilize this race of men as hopeless, tions of genuine religion, furnished to are invited to peruse the following the mind, in an eminent degree, pure short, unexaggerated description of and unalloyed delight. The Throne one of their tribes, visited a few weeks of Grace was addressed in humble, since' by the writer of this article. fervid terms, by the minister, and

The village of Tuscarora triße of though the human heart is known Indians is situate about three miles only to Him who formed it; yet, if the to the eastward of Lewiston, in the poor Indians did not most devoutly neighbourhood of the falls of Niagara; join in the public prayer, appearances the tribe consists of about 300. They can in no instance be relied on.

After which, a number of them rose *The aboriginal inhabitants of these & sung a hymn by note, in their native countries are now reduced within language, with great effect. It was a limits too narrow for the hunter state, translation of an English hymn, set to humanity enjoins us to teach them the same music as the original. A agriculture and the domestick arts ; venerable Indian then took his stand to encourage them to that industry by the side of the minister, and renwhich alone can enable them to main- dered bis sermon into Indian,sentence tajn their place in existence, and to by sentence.-Their general charace prepare them in time for that state of ter in the neighbourhood is good, and which to bodily comforts,

their observance of the Sabbath, in adds the improvement of the inind which the whites furnish them & bad and morals.

JEFFERSON. example,) is truly commendable.

mal song,

We took our leave of these interestconditions they surrendered them. ing natives with feelings not easily selves prisoners.] described, and with wishes for their A 2d letter, dated Fort Claiborne, welfare at once ardent and sincere. July 23d, says : In their journeyings through a world “ It appears that Capt. Boyle, in of sorrow, may they be protected his excursion to the Perdido a few and supported by Divine Providence, days since, took several prisoners, and solaced by the friendship of five of whom were sent to this place, Christian friends; and when they and put in the jail. The Sheriff bid adieu to terrestrial things, may conceiving that the civil authority they join the wise and good of all had nothing to do with them, ordernations, in the eternal fruition of hap- ed them to be sent to Montgomery. piness beyond the grave.

Four men volunteered to guard them. From this conclusive evidence of The guard bound the prisoners, and the effects of culture on the savage set out from this place this morning. mind, the friends of humanity may After being absent about three hours, anticipate the fulllment of the follow the guard returned, and reported, ing prediction, made by a poet,+ who, that they had been attacked by a in point of original genius, is decid- party in the woods, where they had edly the first of the present age ; stopped to get water :-That the par“Ou Erie's banks, where tygers steal ty ordered them to retreat, and imalong,

mediately after sixteen or eighteen And the dread Indian chants a dis- guns were discharged at the prison

ers, and that one of the guard bad Where human fiends on midnight er- musket balls shot through his clothes. rauds walk,

66 Some of our citizens this evening And bathe in brains the murderous went to the fatal spot, where they tomahawk;

found the five Indians lying dead, There shall their flocks in thymy within eight yards of each other. pasture stray,

This is a bloody transaction, and And shepherds dance at summer's stained with so much inhumanity, opening day ;

that I blush to think it was an act Each wandering genius of the lonely perpetrated among a people who have glen

justly boasted of their humanity, and Shall start to view the glittering their strict observance of the rules of

haunts of men : And silence watch, on woodland heights around

HORRID COMMERCE IN A LAND OÉ The village curfew, as it tolls profound."

SEDLEY. In the last Number was given a Philadelphia, Sept, 17, 1818. considerable part of an Oration de*CAMPBELL.

livered by Mr. Tyson before the “ Protection Society of Maryland.”

The need of such a society on a Mobile, July 31.-The transaction large scale will be evident from the stated in the following letters is the following Articles :most disgraceful that stains the A

SLAVERY. merican character. For the honour Notwithstanding all the fine phrasof our countrymen we hope that we ed speeches which we have so often may hear of some palliating circum- heard uttered against the abominable stances.

practice of enslaving the black pop[ The first letter mentions, ulation of the world ; notwithstandthat five Indians were decoyed into a ing the laws which have been enacted surrender by the following stratagem. in this land of freedom to abolish this Capt. Boyle having possessed him- wicked custom, still even bere it exself of their squaws and children, ists in all its native deformity. Scarcethrough them informed the Indians if ly a mail arrives that does not furnish they would surrender, they should some new account of outrages com receive his protection, and on these mitted against this proscribed part of





the human family. The ties of nature contains the names of no less than are broken; the parent, sundered eight vessels from the Atlantic states, from his offspring, has to Inger out which have ertered at that port withhis days in bondage. The moans of in a short time, with three hundred his wretcheduess mingle with our and seventeen slaves. Now and shouts of LIBERTY, and together they then a seizure is made, and the slaves are borne on the wings of the wind are sold for the benefit of the United to distant nations, who do not fail of States. But let me ask, how does contrasting our professions of freedom this better their condition? They are with our works which produce slavery. slaves still; and it is'an even chance Of late, the practice of kidnapping that they fall into the hands of a more free Blacks for the purpose of trans

cruel task master than the one who porting them to the south, to be sold first tore them from their friends and as slaves, has become so frequent that families, and landed them on our the accounts of these outrages are shores. One hundred and thirtypassed over with all the sang froid nine of these poor, ill-fated human imaginable. It is but rare that the beings, some sick and sone well, are perpetrators of this horrid crime are advertised for sale to the highest bidbrought to punishment.---The tempt- der, in one lot. Read the following ations held out to the avaricious are description of them, and thank the so strong that an occasional exem- Almighty that he did not make the plary sentence does not deter others colour of your skin black.--Post. "froni pursuing the same course to AFRICAN NEGROES FOR SALE." amass wealth..---The punishment for *** WILL be exposed for sale, for kidnapping ought to be DEATH, if cash, at the Sheriff's office, on Monany crime under Heaven ought to be day, the 20th of July,at eleven o'clock thus punished.--Imprisonment for in the morning, 139 Negroes-to wit, life certainly ought to be inflicted. 27 men, 46 boys, 43 women, and 2 As the law now stands, it is a mere infants, and 21 girls, fifteen of whom dead letter. If it is enforced it does are sick, delivered to me by B. Chew, not destroy SLAVERY. It merely E. Lorrain, and W. Emerson, Esq’rs, perverts the price of HUMAN agreeable to the act entitled 65 BLOOD from the coffers of the spec- act respecting slaves ; imported into ulator to those of the government. this state in violation of the act of The law which authorises blacks to Congress of the United States, apbe sold for the benefit of the govern proved on the 2d of March, 1807," ment, is a black page in our statute and adjudged by the district court of books that ought to be expunged. the United States for the Louisiana What! shall it be said that a nation, district, to have been illegally imwhose government is based on free- ported in the brig Josefa 2d. dom, deals in human flesh with as

George W. Morgan, Shff. little feeling as a jockey does in horses New Orleans, July 10.-Albany or horned cattle ? Such is the fact, Register. and a most disgraceful one it is too. Why not at ouce rather decapitate or imprison the wretches who have It is generally believed in Europe, brought these forlorn beings into that the laws of the United States for bondage, and send the miserable the prevention of the “ trade in hublacks hence to the homes from man flesh," are very strictly execui. whence they were purloined. Who ed. But we find mention made in can read the following and not shud- thë New-Orleans papers, of the capder at the depravity of human nature? ture of a vessel having seventy-two

slaves on board, belonging to mer : Traffic in human flesh. This dis-e chants of this place, and insured by graceful traffic, it seems, is carried on our underwriters," &c. How is all in the southern states upon a most this ? And a writer in Poulsox's paextensive scale, in defiance of all per, asserts boldly, that ót this illegal law, decency and religion. A late trade is countenanced by the Ad. New-Orleans paper now before me, . ministration, in direct violation of the



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