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The following is an extract from which has existed but about three the Report:

years, has already assisted one hunThe Board of Trustees, in their dred and forty-six young men in precommunication for the last year, rep- paring for the Gospel Ministry. resented that their attention had been principally occupied in providing for

LETTER FROM LIVERPOOL. the wants of the destitute in this Extract of a letter to the Editor of State. To this the Board had been the Christian Herald, from his more particularly led, in consequence correspondent at Liverpool, (Enof the original plan of the Institution, gland) dated 8th August, 1818. and to prevent if possible, an appli- to Thé Ladies' 'Bible Society of cation of any of its fonds to any ob- Liverpool have paid into the Bank, ject contrary to the intentions of the after deducting their expenses, one donors. It was therein stated, that thousand seven hundred and twenty Bibles and Testaments had been for

pounds sterling, (upwards of seven warded and deposited in most towns thousand six hundred dollárs,) as the in the State, for distribution, and produce of a little more than six that strong reasons were entertained months ; and they have more than for believing, that the wants of the eight ihousand persons on their poor in every town had been in some Books, as subscribers. good measure supplied, either from place where Ladies' Associations this, or other Societies, in the ad- have been established, the result of joining States. During the past year, their labours is astonishing. Associathe attention of the Board has been

tions have recently been formed by directed to the same object, with the Mr. Dudley, in our neighbourhood; hope of rendering it more effectual. at Manchester and its vicinity 10 ; Being deeply impressed with the con- at Chester, Preston, St. Helens, viction, that so long as both the ex- Rochester, Isle of Man, Haddersfield; ertions and the pecuniary resources and Warrington. He is now busily of the Institution were particularly employed in the South. If his life devoted to the wants of our own cit- should be spared a few years longer; izens, no relaxation should be per- the effects of his Jabours in the es mitted, or expense spared, until with tablishment of Ladies' Bible Associatruth it might be said, the spiritual' tions, and in thus giving an impulse wants of the poor are supplied and a new direction to female besome are known to inhabit the State, nevolence, will almost change the who bave not in their possession the character of the country.” word of lite. The Trustees have, since the last

ONEIDA INDIANS. annual meeting, purchased 656 Bi- On Sunday, 13th Sept. the Right bles, and 361 Testaments, which, ad- Rev. Bishop Hobart visited the Oneded to those heretofore purchased, ida Indians, for the purpose of admake an aggregate of 3088 Bibles and ministering the sacraments and ordi771 Testaments, of which 276 Bibles nances of the church. On this ocb and 114 Testaments remain undis- casion, the Morning Prayer was read tributed.

in their own language by Mr. Eleazer

Williams, a young man of Indian exTHE AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY traction, who has been regularly ed

MET in Boston on Wednesday' ucated, and who is licensed by the Sept.30, and transacted their ordinary Bishop as the religious instructer of husiness with great unanimity. The the Indians. The Indians present, annual sermon was delivered at the joined in the services with great soOld South Church, by the Reverend Jemnity and devotion, and many of DANIEL DANA, D. D. from Mat. v. them repeated the responses. They 13, 14, 66 Ye are the salt of the earth, were addressed at considerable length ye are the light of the world." A by the Bishop, Mr. Williams acting collection was then taken up, a- as interpreter ; who also interpreted mounting to $240, 83, in aid of the to them the various offices of bapSociety's funds.

This institution tism, confirmation, and the Lord's

supper, which the Bishop administer- excluded from the services of the ed. Twenty-four children were bap- morning, and administered confirma. tized, 89 Indians, young persons and tion. The same ordinance was adadults, confirmed, and 24 received ministered the next day at Manlius, the holy communion. None were and on the succeeding day at Ononconfirmed but those who had been daya Hill, where a new church was previously prepared by Mr. Williams; consecrated.-Utica Patriot. and among the number were several of those called the second Christian IMPORTANT OCCURRENCES. party, who about two years since The American Board of Comsolemnly professed the Christian missioners for Foreign Missions, have faith. This renunciation of Pagan- recently established a Mission to ism was the result of repeated and Jerusalem. long continued conferences with Mr. The Methodist have established a Williams, on the evidences of Scrip- Theological Seminary at New Marture, and on the nature and the doc- ket in N. H. trines and duties of Cbristianity. The people of Connecticut have

The place of worship being nearly adopted a new Constitution of Gove filled by the Indians, the white peo- ernment, in which the rights of conple were necessarily excluded. But science are treated with respect. the few who were admitted were A letter from the Secretary Genmuch impressed with the solemnity, eral of the Republic of Hayti has The reverence and devotion with been published both in the Centinel wbich the Indians joined in the con- and Boston Recorder in which the -fessions, the supplications and praises men of color who may wish to beof the Liturgy ; the solemn attention come Haytians are invited to that with which they listened to the in- Island. structious and exhortations of the In Lexington, Kentucky, 85 Gen. Bishop; the humility and thankful- tlemen have published a testimony ness, evidenced by their prostration against the practice of duelling,-in on their knees, and by the tears which they express the “s opinion that which flowed down the cheeks of no circumstances can arise between several of them, with which they de- our citizens, where their honour might voted themselves, in the apostolic not be better sustained by a refer" laying on of hands,” to the God ence to the deliberate opinion of a who made them, and the Saviour few judicious and pacific men, than who shed his blood for them, power- by an appeal to deadly combat."> fully interested the feelings of all They also “pledge themselves to present.

discountenance by all means in their The Oneidas amount to above a power such meetings." thousand souls, and it must afford they will soon publish a similar teshigh pleasure to every benevolent timony against public war. mind, to hear that the labours of Mr. The baptist connection in the UnitWilliams, under the authority of the ed States is in a flourishing state, the Protestant Episcopal Church in this number baptised the preceding year State, for the spiritual improvement is 12,270. The churches 2689, of his unfortunate countrymen, are preachers 1859, members 190,000. thus attended with the divine hless- The Methodist Missionary Socieing. We understand that the Bishopties have 89 missionaries on foreign is fülly satisfied with the piety, the stations, and in the West-Indies am prudence, and the laborious zeal of lone have 18,933 members of their Mr. W. and with his other qualifica- communion. tions for the instruction of his coup- Two hundred seventy-five dollars trymen.

have been collected at Portsmouth 'In the afternoon of the same day, for the aid of the Deaf and Durb the Bishop officiated in the unfinish- Asylum at Hartford. At an evening ed church which is erecting for the lecture at the second parish, PortIndians, to a large congregation of land, one hundred and seventy-four. white people, who were necessarily dollars were collected.

We hope

A number of Ladies of the Rev. At Hingham, Mrs. Lucy Blake,
Mr. Kendali's parish in Plymouth, aged 79.
llave presented their pastor with 30 At Albany, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith,
dollars, to constitute him a life mem- aged 99.
ber of the American Bible Society. At Quincy, Madam ABIGAIL AD-

AMS, the amiable consort of Presi.
ORDINATION.

dent Adams, aged 74.
The Rev. Francis W. P. Green- In Newton, widow Sarah Thwing,
wood was on Oct. 21st, ordained aged 75.
as Pastor of the New South. Church In Plympton, Miss Mary Hender-
and Society in Boston. The in- son, · aged 16, and Miss Priscilla
troductory Prayer was made by the Cooper, 14, daughters of Capt. Sam-
Rev. Mr. Lowell ; the Sermon pro, nel Virgin-much beloved and deep-
nounced by the Rev. President ly lamented.
Kirkland ; Ordaining Prayer, by the In Needham, Miss Mary, daughter
Rev. Dr. Porter ; Charge, by the of Enoch Fisk, Esq. aged 33.
Rey. Professor Ware ; Right Hand In Northampton, Mrs. Jane, relict
of Fellowship by the Rev. Mr. Chan- of Elijah Hunt, Esq. aged 80. She
ning, and oncluding Prayer, by the was a daughter of Col. Gridley, of
Rev. Mr. Walker.

Stoughton, the celebrated artillerist
'The Rev. Alvan Lamson was or- and engineer.
dained to the pastoral care of the In Wiscasset, Me. Dr. Ivory Hope
first parish in Dedham, on the 29th ey, of South Berwick, aged 70,
of Oct. Introductory Prayer by the in Hallowell, David Sewall, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Field of Weston-Sermon aged 52.
by Rev. Professor Ware, of Harvard In Camden, Del. Hon. George
University --Ordaining Prayer by Trnitt, formerly Governor of Dela-
Rev. Dr. Reed of Bridgewater-
Charge by Rev. Mr. Palmer of Need- In Westbrook, Me. Mrs. Experi-
ham-Right hand of Fellowship by ence Morss, aged 80.
Rev. Mr. White of Dedham-Con- In New-York, Edward Hall, senr.
cluding Prayer by Rev. Mr. Gray of in the 73d year of his age.
Roxbury.

In Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Cornehus
Voris, aged 90.

ware.

OBITUARY.

In. Boston, Mr. Thomas Hill, aged Like crowded forest-trees we stand,
176.

And some are mark'd to fall;
- In Peacham, Vt. Angust 5th. The axe will smite at God's com-
Mrs. Elizabeth Worcester, wife of mand,
Rev. L. Worcester--aged: 46.

And soon shall smite us all.
In Thetford, Vt. Mrs. Rhoda Bur-
ton, wife of Rev. Dr. Burton, aged Read, ye that run! the solemn truth
52.

With which I fill my page ;
At Germantown, Penn. Rev. S. A Worm is in the Bud of Youth,
Blair, aged 77.

And at the Root of Age.
In Watertown, Rev. P. R. Eliot,

COUPER
Taged 66.

:
In St. Andrew's, N. B. Rev. S.
Andrew's, aged 82.

Thomas Tracy, Cambridgea
In Andover, Hon. Thomas Kit-

Samuel Gilman, do.
tredge, aged. 75.

John Allyn, do,
In Dorchester, Hon. Joseph Howe,

John A Shaw, do.
P. Osgood,

do.
In Cambridge, William Person,

Andrew Bigelow, do,
member of the Junior class, Harvard

Seth Alden,

do.
University, aged 24.

Elisha Fuller, do.
At Worcester, Col. Benjamin Flag,

Jared Sparks,

do.
aged 95.

Jonathan P. Dabney, Salem,
E. Q. Sewall, Concord.

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY

aged 77.

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE.

No. 12.

DECEMBER, 1818.

Vol. VI.

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REVIEW OF 1818. Tus year is about to close. Divine mercy which he has It now behoves both the wris, experienced in the course of ter and the reader to reflect the year--or even in the on the mercies of God, and on course of a single week. How the returns which each has little then can be done towards made to the kind Parent and registering the mercics of God

Preseryer of men, Every to the great family of creation, 1 year is crowned with his good, or even towards the human,

ness to an innumerable multi-, race, tude of beings. In each suc- In speak ing of our own cessive moment his favor is country, if we say ihat the experienced by every creature weather has this

year that moves or livcs.

commonly pleasant and favor. How numerous are the disable, that the earth has yielded tinct species or tribes of be- its increase in variety and comings which inhabit the earth, petency, and that a great share the sea and the air! How of health and prosperity has immense then the aggregate, been enjoyed in the several which comprises all the indi. statesm.what an endless detail viduals of every species ! Yet of individual mercies are im. all these “ wait on God" for plied in these general statetheir daily food and protec- ments ! and what words or. lion-all depend on him for figures can express the total , life and breath, for existence amount ! and every enjoyment. How But we may add to this inamazing the knowledge, how expressiblc sum, that this year vast the power, how iinineas

has been remarkable for peace, urable the munificence of our and tranquillity, and for menheavenly Father! He is great, tal and inoral improvement.-and greatly to be feared, loved, '. A vast accession has been iod adored But who can ut- made in different parts of the ter the memory of his great world to the multitude of sosoodness, or recount the acts cieties which existed at the of his wonderful benignity ! commencement of the year,

It would be impossible for for illuminating the mind, methe writer to record distinctly liorating the condition,improyall the various expressions of ing the character and adsance Vol. VI. No. 12,

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ing the happiness of man.- oc and ruin among our brethThe formation and operation ren, we should not forget the of so many beneficent institu• numberless expressions of Di. tions have a powerful tenden- vine goodness, which are concy to tranquillize and bless tinually enjoyed in every re. communities and nations.- gion of the world. Nor should They call into exercise the we be disheartened in view of best feelings of the heart— the slow progress of truth, or cause much reflection-give the fact that the greatest ills people of different sects and of the present state result from opinions an opportunity to be the depravity and blindness of better acquainted with each man.. Instead of repining, we other-abate the virulence of should rejoice evermore that party spirit and promote broth• the Lord reigns over all that erly affection.

his promise is sure to the oBy these remarks, however, bedient that all things shall we do not say, that there have work together for their good, been no calamities inflicted by that though the progress of Providence ; no acts of violence truth is slow, it is sure, and or malignity among men. will finally prevail over delu

Though we have been bless- sion and error,--that pious and ed with an uncommon share benevolent efforts for diffusing of delightful weather in the light and love, and improving course of the year, yet in ma- the cliaracters and conditions ny places there have been suf. of men, will not be lost. Such ferings by storms or drought. efforts will at least improve Though it has been a year re- those who cordially engage in markable for health, yet thou- the work, and we may hope sands have been sick, and thou. that their number will be daily sands have died. Though, increasing ; for it is the nacompared with some former ture of virtue, as well as vice, years, this has been a year of to diffuse itself and produce its general peace among nations, own likeness, yet the deplorable calamities Among the various means of war have been felt in the of doing good or doing mis. East-Indies, in some provinces chief, periodical publications of South America, and in some hold a high rank, according to parts of our own country the manner in which they are Though much has been done conducted. Whether the by benevolent Societies, still Christian Disciple has comvery much remains to be ef- ported with its name and been fected. By far the greater adapted to its professed ob. portion of the human family is ject--the good of mankindyet under the dominion of ige is a question of very great imnorance, error and vice.

portance ; on which different While we reflect on the ca. opinions are probably enterlamities inflicted by Provi. tained by different men,-but dence, and on the barbarous it is a question which must be dissentions which spread have finally decided by Him who

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