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: complaint against the Lord's Day, be and hereby are re-
ling, before a Justice of pealed and declared null and void.
i che county where the of- An ACT in addition to an Act, entitled,
quitted, if such person

"An Act providing for the due Ob. 11 county, otherwise shall

servation of the Lord's Day, and reration thereof to

pealing the several Laws heretofore wan, to be by him laid be.

made for that purpose.”
ind-Jury, for their consid-

WHEREAS in the first, second, 1. And be it further enacted, third and fifth enacting clauses in the ath of any Tithingman shall said Act, the several penalties annex1 full and sufficient evidenceed to the several offences therein desal for any offence against this cribed, are found to be too low, and 'ess, in the judgment of the not so appropriated as to answer the Justice, the same shall be in purposes intended thereby; There1 by other evidence that may

fore, riced.

Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate 12. And be it further enacted, and House of Representatives, in Gente special authority given by eral Court assembled, and by the au

i to Tithingmen, for preventing thority of the same, That the penalties - aches thereof, shall not be con- aforesaid be, and the same hereby are or understood to exempt any

increased as follows, to wit: The penwą Grand Jurors, Constables or alties annexed to the offences descri. officers or persons whatsoever,

bed in the said first and second enactany obligation or duty to causeing clauses, shall be not more than ut to be put in execution, but they Six Dollars and Sixty-Six Cents, nor

be held to take due notice and pro- less than Four Dollars, for each ofwe all breaches thereuf, such spe

fence. And the penalties of Ten Shilauthority notwithstanding.

lings, annexed to the offences first ECT. 13. And be it further enacted, mentioned in said third enacting clause, ut all the penalties and fines incurred shall be increased to Three Dollars and

paid for any of the offences afore- Thirty-Three Cenis ; and the said fine d, shall be for the use of the com- in the same clause, not exceeding Ten onwealth : And that all said offences, Shillings, nor less than Five, shall be

penalties against which exceed for not less than Two Dollars, nor more shillings, shall be prosecuted by pre

than Four, for each offence: and the ntment of the Grand-Jury, before the said fine of Twenty Shillings, last men. Court of General Sessions of the Peace tioned in the same clause, shall be Six in the county where the offence may

Dollars and Sixty-Six Cents, for each ve committed: But all offences, the offence; and the said fines of Ten Shil. penalty whereof does not exceed Forty| lings, twice mentioned in the said fifth Shillings, (except the offender lives out enacting clause, shall be, for each ofof the county in which the offence may

fence in each case, Three Dollars and be committed) shall be proxecuted by Thirty Three Cents. complaint before a justice of the peace SECT. 2. Be il further enacted, That in such county : But when the offenders the fines and penalties aforesaid, shall lives out of such county, he may bebe,-one moiety thereof to the towu prosecuted by presentment as afore-wherein the offence shall be commitsaid, although the penalty does not ex- ted,and the other moiety thereof to any ceed Forly Shillings.

person or persons who shall inform Sect. 14. And be it further enacted and sue for the same; to be recoverby the authority aforesaid, That alled by a complaint to a Justice of laws heretofore made, so far as they the Peace, with costs of suit, or the * relate to the due observation of the said fines may be recovered by n

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sentment of the Grand Jury before and hurled him from his throne, po the Court of General Sessions of longer able to oppose the kingdom of the Peace in the county wherein the Christ our Lord. To Him, our best offence or offences shall be cominit- and unchangeable friend, I heartily ted; and when thus recovered, shall commend you. enure to the town wherein the offence

Tam, dear Sir, shall be committed.

Your effectionate brother, Sect. 3. And be it further enucled, That no owner or driver of any hackney carriage belonging to the town of Boston, shall drive said hackney-car- The Larlies' Auxiliary Bible Society riage into or from said town on the of Dublin was formed two or three Lord's Day, without first baving ob. years ago. Viscountess Lorton is pa-tained a certificate of permission from troness, and three countesses, one vissome Justice of the Peace within said|countess, and twelve other distinguishtown for himself and each and every | ed ladies vice-patronesses, passenger by him so carried, on the The Report of the Neath Bible Sociepain and penalty af forfeiting his lily contains the following anecdote. cense for setting up, keeping and dri." An old man, (upwards of seventyving said hackney-carriage, for the five years of age,) who is assisted to a term of three years next after commit-maintepasce by the parish, has, within ting such offence. To be continued. the last fifteen months, learnt to read

his bible in his native (the Welch) lanExtract of a letter from a respectable guage, through the persevering eforts

Clergyman in the neighborhood of of a religiously disposed workman, London, to a friend in this country. who lodges in his cottage ; and now

London, June 15, 1814. rejoices in the privileges he enjoys, at Dear Sir,

this late period of his life, considering Some of our friends have lately vis-/ it as one of the greatest blessings of ited France, that almost heathen coun- his earthly existence. His wife (aged try. Mr. S. asked at more than 5072) is now learning her letters, in the bookshops and stalls, for a Bible, in hope of inore fully partaking in the any language. Not one could he ob- benefits arising from the perusal of the taip! This is a fact.

Scriptures for herself, and on a late ocI have just been informed, that Na-casion, emphatically expressed her poleon had an intention of suppressing strong preference for a participation in the Catholic Religion as soon as be this privilege, by holding out her hat could, and substituting Unitarianism, with an air of enthusiasm, and exclaimunder the new title of Napoleonism. ing ; Yes, I would rather that I Ile had read a book published by a pro-could read than to have this hat full of testant minister in defence of himself silver and gold.” as a Socinian, with which he was so The English Government have causpleased, that he determined to adopted a distribution of books to be made it, and use all his influence to make it in the navy, in the following proporthe religion of France. This he intend- tions: one copy of the New Testaed, because he had observed that Moment, two common prayer-books, and ses, Confusius, Jesus Christ, and Ma-two Psalters to a mess of 8 men, and homet, lived in the minds of their fol- one Bible to every two messes. lowers more than political or military The British National Society for men only. Determined, therefore, to promoting the education of the Poor, live for ages in the hearts of Napoleon- within a few months after its instituists, he fixed on this plan.

tion, received subscriptions and donaBut He, that sits on the throne tions to the amount of $175,000. heaven, has laughed at the tyrant, The Society for the relief of widows





and children of medical men in Lon- This Society publishes a small Hon and the Vicinity, has a capital of monthly magazine,entitied the Mission above $53,000.

ary Register, copies of which are disThe Society in London for enforcing tributed gratis to small associations of the observance of the Lord's Day pros- persons, who make regular contribuecuted to conviction 940 persons in tions to the Society. the course of the year 1812. Some bills of indictment were withdrawn, on ORDAINED in this village on the 7th - the parties acknowledging their error, inst. by the Presbytery of Oneida, the and engaging to reform.

Rev. David R. Dixon, as an EvangelFor repairing the loss sustained by ist. The Rev. Andrew Oliver presided : the burning of the printing office at Introductory Prayer by the Rev. John Serampore, above $28,000 was raised B. Whittlesey; Sermon by the Rev.

by contributions in England and Scot. Samuel T. Mills; Ordaining Prayer E: land.

by the Rev. Eli F. Cooley; Charge by

the Rev. John Smith ; Right Hand of It appears from magazines received Fellowship by the Rev. Calvin BushT. by late arrivals, that four missionaries nell; Concluding Prayer by the Rer.

have already been set apart for the Isaac Clinton.
work in India, by the Church Mission-
ary Society; viz. the Rev. Thomas Nor-

EPITAPH, ton and the Rev. William Greenwood,

ON MRS. M. HIGGINS, OP WESTON. destined as missionaries to Ceylon, Laurels may flourish round the conquerand the Rev. John Christian Schnarre

or's tomb,

[come: * and the Rev. Charles Theophilus Ed- But happiest they, who win the world to wald Rhenius, about to sail as mission. And their exploits are veild from humar

Believers have a silent field to fight, aries to Tranquebar. An address was sight.

(they dwell, delivered to them, on the 7th January | They in some nook where little known last, at Freemason's Hall, London, by | Kneel, pray in faith, and rout the hosts of the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, at a special

hell: general meeting of the Church Mission- Eternal triumphs crown their toils divine, ary Society.

And all those triumphs, MARY, now are thine.


Come gentle Piety, with thy enlivening rays,
And guide my wandering feet in wisdom's ways ;
Come, fill my heart with light and peace divine,
And round my soul, with heavenly lustre shine.
While waves of sin and sorrow o'er me roll,
O come, and calm the tempest of my soul ;
Bid sin depart, with her attendant woes,
And in thy sweet embrace, grant me repose.
'Tis thou the surges of the mind canst calm,
And give the troubled soul a healing balm,
"Tis thou, canst smooth this life's tempestuous way,
And turn the night of darkness into day.
'Tis thon, canst bring to nought base envy's arts,
And bid defiance to its poisonous darts ;
Thy cheering beams can bid foul slander fly,
And shafts of cruel persecution die.
This thou, canst show the soul God's chastning love,
And make aflliction's rod a blessing prove,
Make pale disease sit, lightly, on the breast,
And death's grim messenger, a welcome guest.
Come, then, sweet muid, with all thy virgin train,

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Gome, and within my breast forever reigu,
Bring sweet humility, to banish pride,
While Charity sits smiling at thy side-
So shall I pass, in peace, this dreary maze,
And to my God devote my fleeting days,
'Till death, his icy hand on me shall lay,
And Angels waft my soul to realms of day.


“Before my father went away, MY chaise the village inn did gain,

Entic'd by bad men o'er the sea,

Sister and I did nought but play..... Just as the setting sun's last ray

We liv'd beside yon great ash-tree. Tipt with refulgent gold the vane Of the old church across the way.

“ And then poor mother did so cry, Across the way I silent sped,

And look'd so chang'd I cannot tell : The time till supper to beguile

She told us that she soon should die, In moralizing o'er the dead,

And bade us love each other well. That moulder'd round the ancient pile.

“ She said that when the war is o'er, There many an humble green grave

Perhaps we might our father see: shew'd


But if we never saw him more, Where want, and pain, and toil did

That God our Father then would be. And many a flattering stone I view'd, “She kiss'd us both, and then she died, O'er those who once had wealth pos

And we no more a mother have.... sess'd.

Here many a day we sat and cried A faded beach its shadow brown

Together, on poor mother's grave. Threw o'er a grave where sorrow

“ But when our father came not here, slept;

I thought, if we could find the sea, On which, tho' scarce with grass o'er- We should be sure to meet him there, grown,

And once again should happy be. Two ragged children sat and wept. “ We hand in hand went many a mile, A piece of bread between them lay, And ask'd our way of all we met; Which neither seem'd inclin'd to to take ;|| And some did sigh, and some did smile, And yet they look'd so much a prey And we of some did victuals get.

To want, it made my heart to ache. “ But when we reach'd the sea, & found My little children, let me know

'Twas one great water round us spread, Why you in such distress appear ; We thought that father sure was drown'd, And why you wastful from you throw And cry'd, and wish'd us both were That bread which many a heart would dead. cheer?

“ So we return'd to mother's grave, The little boy, in accents sweet,

And only long with her to be! Repli’d, whilst tears each other chas’d, For Goody, when this bread she gave, “Lady, we've not enough to eat,

Said, father died beyond the sea. And if we had we would not waste. " Then, since no parents have we here, * But sister Mary' naughty grown,

We'll go and seek for God around; And will not eat whate'er-I say, Lady, pray can you tell us where, Though sure I am the bread's her own, That God, our Father may be found?

And she has tasted none to-day.” “He lives in heaven mother said, “Indeed," (the wan starved Mary said) And Goody says that mother's there ;

"Till Henry eats I'll eat no more; So, if she thinks we want his aid, For yesterday I got some bread: I think perhaps she'll send him here." He's had none since the day before."

I clasp'd the prattlers to my breast, My heart did swell, my bosom heave; And said, Come both and live with me;

I felt as though depriv'd of speech; I'll clathe ye, feed ye, give ye rest, 1 silent sat upon the grave,

And will a second mother be. And press'd a clay-cold hand of each.

And God will be your Father still; With looks that told a tale of wo,

"Twas he in mercy sent me here With looks that spoke a grateful heart, To teach you to obey his will, The shiv’ring boy did nearer draw, Your steps to guide, your hearts to And thus their tale of wo impart.

(Lon. Cour.






MARCH, 1815.

No. 9.

NATIONAL PEACE THE SOURCE OF NA-|| all this national prosperity. For God TIONAL PROSPERITY.

promised to give David a son and sucA THANKSGIVING SERMON. cessor, who should be a prince of peace. 1 KINGS, iv, 25.-And Judah and Isra

“ Behold a gon shall be born unto thee, el dwelt safely, every man under his who shall be a man of rest ; and I will vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan give him rest from all his enemies even to Beersheba, all the days of round about : For his name shall be Solomon.

Solomon, and I will give peace, and Sovereign princes have often raised | quietness unto Israel in his days.” It their own greatness and grandeur, up- appears, from this prediction, that Sol. on the poverty and depression of their tomon was only the instrument in the subjects. But Solomon pursued a hand of God, of promoting the peace more just, as well as a more wise and and prosperity of his people. And honorable course ; and raised himself taking our text in this connection, it

; to the summit of human glory by seek-naturally suggests this general obsering and promoting the highest happi- vation, ness of his kingdom. The first and

It is God who bestows the great principal step which he took, to reach blessing of national peace. this noble and benevolent purpose,

To place this subject in a clear and was, to cultivate and maintain mutual profitable light, I shall

, peace, with all the neighboring nations.

I. Show that it is God, who bestows He never gave them any just provo


peace : And, cation to wage war with him; nor took

II. Show that national peace is a any unjust occasion to wage war with great national blessing. them. This prudent and pacific con- I. I am to show, that it is God, who duct promoted the prosperity of his bestows national peace. people ; and at the same time, spread

This God claims as his peculiar prethe fame of his wisdom and policy a-rogative. “I form the light, and cremong the greatest princes of the earth. ate darkness : I make peace and creAccordingly, the sacred historian first ate evil.' I the Lord do all these informs as, that "Solomon had peace things.” Again we read, “ The Lord on all sides round about him." İn the sitteth King forever. The Lord will next words we are told, “ Judah and give strength unto his people ? the Israel dwelt safely, every man under Lord will bless bis people with peace." his vine, and under his fig-tree, from The voice of scripture here concurs Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of with the voice of reason. National Solomon.” And, as the natural con-peace is one of the links in the great sequence of his wise and peaceful reign chain of Providence, and, of consewe read in the conclusion of the chap-quence, comes under the divine diter, “There came of all people to hear rection. It belongs to God, to deterthe wisdom of Solomon, from all the mine when, and where national peace kings of the earth, which had heard of shall be enjoyed. And it is easy to his wisdom.” The hand as well as the see how God can give this blessing to council of the Deity, was concerped in different nations, notwithstanding their

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