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1. And be it further enacted,
ath of any Tithingman shall
A full and sufficient evidence
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*. 12. And be it further enacted, ne special authority given by to Tithingmen, for preventing eaches thereof, shall not be conor understood to exempt any Grand Jurors, Constables or officers or persons whatsoever, any obligation or duty to cause t to be put in execution, but they

Lord's Day, be and hereby are re-
pealed and declared null and void.
An ACT in addition to an Act, entitled,

"An Act providing for the due Ob-
servation of the Lord's Day, and re-
pealing the several Laws heretofore
made for that purpose."

WHEREAS in the first, second, third and fifth enacting clauses in the said Act, the several penalties annexed to the several offences therein described, are found to be too low, and not so appropriated as to answer the purposes intended thereby; Therefore,

SECT. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the penalties aforesaid be, and the same hereby are increased as follows, to wit: The penalties annexed to the offences described in the said first and second enacting clauses, shall be not more than Six Dollars and Sixty-Six Cents, nor be held to take due notice and less than Four Dollars, for each of pro..e all breaches thereof, such spefence. 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, at all the penalties and fines incurred shall be increased to Three Dollars and - paid for any of the offences afore-Thirty-Three Cents; and the said fine I, shall be for the use of the com-in the same clause, not exceeding Ten nwealth: 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 menCourt of General Sessions of the Peace tioned in the same clause, shall be Six n the county where the offence may Dollars and Sixty-Six Cents, for each be committed: But all offences, the offence; and the said fines of Ten Shilpenalty 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 prosecuted by Thirty Three Cents. complaint before a justice of the peace in such county: But when the offender lives out of such county, he may be prosecuted by presentment as aforesaid, although the penalty does not ex-ted,and the other moiety thereof to any eeed Forty Shillings.

SECT. 14. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all Jaws heretofore made, so far as they relate to the due observation of the

SECT. 2. Be it further enacted, That the fines and penalties aforesaid, shall be,-one moiety thereof to the town wherein the offence shall be commit

person of persons who shall inform and sue for the same; to be recovered by a complaint to a Justice of the Peace, with costs of suit, or the said fines may be recovered by


sentment of the Grand Jury before the Court of General Sessions of the Peace in the county wherein the offence or offences shall be committed; and when thus recovered, shall enure to the town wherein the offence shall be committed.

and hurled him from his throne, ne
longer able to oppose the kingdom of
Christ our Lord. To Him, our best
and unchangeable friend, I heartily
commend you.

I am, dear Sir,
Your effectionate brother,



The Ladies' Auxiliary Bible Society of Dublin was formed two or three years ago. Viscountess Lorton is patroness, and three countesses, one viscountess, and twelve other distinguished ladies vice-patronesses.

SECT. 3. And be it further enacled, That no owner or driver of any hackney carriage belonging to the town of Boston, shall drive said hackney-carriage into or from said town on the Lord's Day, without first having ob. tained a certificate of permission from some Justice of the Peace within said town for himself and each and every passenger by him so carried, on the The Report of the Neath Bible Socie pain and penalty of forfeiting his li- ty 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-maintenance by the parish, has, within ting such offence. To be continued.

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the last fifteen months, learnt to read his bible in his native (the Welch) language, through the persevering efforts of a religiously disposed workman, who lodges in his cottage; and now rejoices in the privileges he enjoys, at this late period of his life, considering it as one of the greatest blessings of his earthly existence. His wife (aged 72) is now learning her letters, in the hope of more fully partaking in the benefits arising from the perusal of the Scriptures for herself, and on a late occasion, emphatically expressed her strong preference for a participation in this privilege, by holding out her hat with an air of enthusiasm, and exclaiming; "Yes, I would rather that I could read than to have this hat full of silver and gold."

I have just been informed, that Napoleon had an intention of suppressing the Catholic Religion as soon as he could, and substituting Unitarianism, under the new title of Napoleonism. He had read a book published by a protestant minister in defence of himself 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 Mo-ment, 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 men only. Determined, therefore, to live for ages in the hearts of Napoleonists, he fixed on this plan.

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But He, that sits on the throne heaven, has laughed at the tyrant,

The British National Society for promoting the education of the Poor, within a few months after its institution, received subscriptions and donations to the amount of $175,000.

The Society for the relief of widows

and children of medical men in London and the Vicinity, has a capital of above $53,000.

This Society publishes a small monthly magazine,entitied the Mission 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 440 persons in tions to the Society.

the course of the year 1812. Some bills of indictment were withdrawn, on the parties acknowledging their error, and engaging to reform.

For repairing the loss sustained by the burning of the printing office at Serampore, above $28,000 was raised by contributions in England and Scotland.


It appears from magazines received by late arrivals, that four missionaries have already been set apart for the work in India, by the Church Missionary Society; viz. the Rev. Thomas Norton and the Rev. William Greenwood, destined as missionaries to Ceylon,

and the Rev. John Christian Schnarre

ORDAINED in this village on the 7th inst. by the Presbytery of Oneida, the Rev. DAVID R. DIXON, as an Evangelist. The Rev. Andrew Oliver presided: Introductory Prayer by the Rev. John B. Whittlesey; Sermon by the Rev. Samuel T. Mills; Ordaining Prayer by the Rev. Eli F. Cooley; Charge by the Rev. John Smith; Right Hand of Fellowship by the Rev. Calvin Bushnell; Concluding Prayer by the Rev. Isaac Clinton.



Laurels may flourish round the conquer-
or's tomb,

and the Rev. Charles Theophilus Ed-But happiest they who win the world to Believers have a silent field to fight, wald Rhenius, about to sail as missionAnd their exploits are veil'd from human 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 Missionary Society.

Eternal triumphs crown their toils divine, 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 thou, 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.

"Tis thou, canst show the soul God's chastning love,
And make affliction's rod a blessing prove,
Make pale disease sit, lightly, on the breast,
And death's grim messenger, a welcome guest.

Come, then, sweet maid, with all thy virgin train,


Come, and within my breast forever reign,
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.


MY chaise the village inn did gain,

Just as the setting sun's last ray
Tipt with refulgent gold the vane
Of the old church across the way.
Across the way I silent sped,

The time till supper to beguile
In moralizing o'er the dead,

That moulder'd round the ancient pile. There many an humble green.. grave shew'd [rest; Where want, and pain, and toil did. And many a flattering stone I view'd, O'er those who once had wealth possess'd.

A faded beach its shadow brown

Threw o'er a grave where sorrow slept;

"Before my father went away,

Entic'd by bad men o'er the sea, Sister and I did nought but play.....

We liv'd beside yon great ash-tree. "And then poor mother did so cry,

And look'd so chang'd I cannot tell? She told us that she soon should die,

And bade us love each other well. "She said that when the war is o'er, Perhaps we might our father see: But if we never saw him more,

That God our Father then would be. "She kiss'd us both, and then she died,

And we no more a mother have.... Here many a day we sat and cried

Together, on poor mother's grave. "But when our father came not here, I thought, if we could find the sea,

On which, tho' scarce with grass o'er-We should be sure to meet him there,


Two ragged children sat and wept. A piece of bread between them lay, Which neither seem'd inclin'd to to take; And yet they look'd so much a prey

To want, it made my heart to ache. My little children, let me know

Why you in such distress appear; And why you wastful from you throw That bread which many a heart would cheer?

The little boy, in accents sweet,
Repli'd, whilst tears each other chas'd,
"Lady, we've not enough to eat,

And if we had we would not waste.
But sister Mary' naughty grown,
And will not eat whate'er I say,
Though sure I am the bread's her own,
And she has tasted none to-day."
"Indeed," (the wan starved Mary said)
"Till Henry eats I'll eat no more;
For yesterday I got some bread:

He's had none since the day before."
My heart did swell, my bosom heave;
I felt as though depriv'd of speech;
I silent sat upon the grave,

And press'd a clay-cold hand of each. With looks that told a tale of wo,

With looks that spoke a grateful heart, The shiv'ring boy did nearer draw, And thus their tale of wo impart.

And once again should happy be. "We hand in hand went many a mile,

And ask'd our way of all we met; And some did sigh, and some did smile, And we of some did victuals get. "But when we reach'd the sea, & found "Twas one great water round us spread, We thought that father sure was drown'd, And cry'd, and wish'd us both were dead.

"So we return'd to mother's grave,
And only long with her to be!
For Goody, when this bread she gave,
Said, father died beyond the sea.
"Then, since no parents have we here,
We'll go and seek for God around ;
Lady, pray can you tell us where,
That God, our Father may be found?
"He lives in heaven mother said,

And Goody says that mother's there; So, if she thinks we want his aid,

I think perhaps she'll send him here." I clasp'd the prattlers to my breast,

And said, Come both and live with me; I'll clothe ye, feed ye, give ye rest, And will a second mother be. And God will be your Father still; "Twas he in mercy sent me here To teach you to obey his will, Your steps to guide, your hearts to cheer. [Lon. Cour.




MARCH, 1815.

No. 9.

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


A THANKSGIVING SERMON. 1 KINGS, iv. 25.—And Judah and Isra el dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of


promised to give David a son and successor, who should be a prince of peace. "Behold a son shall be born unto thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace, and quietness unto Israel in his days." It

It is God who bestows the great blessing of national peace.

To place this subject in a clear and profitable light, I shall,

I. Show that it is God, who bestows national peace: And,

II. Show that national peace is a great national blessing.

I. I am to show, that it is God, who bestows national peace.

This God claims as his peculiar pre

Sovereign princes have often raised their own greatness and grandeur, up-appears, from this prediction, that Solon the poverty and depression of their omon 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 principal step which he took, to reach this noble and benevolent purpose, was, to cultivate and maintain mutual peace, with all the neighboring nations. He never gave them any just provocation to wage war with him; nor took any unjust occasion to wage war with them. This prudent and pacific conduct promoted the prosperity of his people; and at the same time, spread the 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 us, that "Solomon had peace things." Again we read," The Lord on all sides round about him." In 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 his 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 the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom." The hand as well as the council of the Deity, was concerned in VOL. 2. I i

rection. It belongs to God, to determine when, and where national peace shall be enjoyed. And it is easy to see how God can give this blessing to different nations, notwithstanding their

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