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ENE AND DELAWARE MORAL SOCIE- ||be reformed; the end aimed at, attaia
ed. But especially, must every man, 2 meeting in Harpersfield of gentle who proposes to be a reformer
of othnen from most of the towns in the ers, reform himself. What! ounties of Greene and Delaware, and that preachest a man should not steal, from several places adjacent, pursu- dost thou steal ?" - int to public notice, to take into con
In the second place, every man rideration the expediency of forming must bear his testimony against vice tre Society for the promolion of Good and immorality. By all moral means, Morals,
he should endeavor to persuade his MUEL A. LAW, was chosen Chair- fellow men to do well, and dissuade
them from doing ill; he should counOrrin Day, Secretary. sel, advise, and even entreat them to 2: After an appropriate prayer, the fol- practice virtue and avoid vice : and Aving Address was delivered from he should enforce all his good precepts 17! chair:
by his own good example. ZINTLEMEN,
Now the difficulty of discharging c. We are assembled to enquire into these obvious duties to the best advane expediency of forming a Moral So-tage, individually and singly, lays the aty, for the suppression of vice and foundation for expediency of associa
morality. It is a subject in which tions or societies to aid in their permore all interested, and happily formance. Were any individual, in
an occasion, in which every a single capacity, to take it upon him od christian, of whatever sect, and to pursue all those steps of duty which resery good citizen, of whatever party, reason dictates, to suppress prevailing
ay meet, consult, and act togethervices and abounding immoralities, he ia brethren.
We are all bound to en-would be stigmatized for arrogance, trage virtue and discourage vice. and bring odium upon himself, with,
To adduce proofs, that vices and out gaining the object sought. And 03s immoralities prevail among us, hence we may deduce the expediency could be to insult your understandings of societies capable of embodying an
would be like looking for proofs of aggregate influence, and bringing it inght in the blaze of noon-day. Intem- to successful action, in the suppression erance, profanity, sabbath breaking, of such vices and immoralities. In
nd other breaches of the laws of God many instances, unquestionably, such od man, pass before us weekly and societies have done inuch good. And aily. To deny them would be to perhaps, a general or parent society, isbelieve our own eyes and ears. with appendant branch or town 90
A very important question propocieties in Greene and Delaware, may es itself to us, shall we sit still, and be extensively useful. But if such 80nerely look on and do nothing?- cieties should be formed, they must Men, despera'ely depraved, who un in the first place, evince themselves a plushingly set decency at defiance, living spirit, and not a dead letter. may exult at the vices of their fellows, They must act. Now one danger is, put there is not among them so incon- they will embody numbers, make a sistent a character as the moralist, who noise awhile, and then die away.does nothing more than wish, or the Were such to be the issue, better christian, who does nothing more would it have been never to have than pray, for better things.
inade a beginning. Something must be done. But In the second place, if formed, they what shall be done?
must not only act; but they must act In the first place, every man must discreetly. Now another danger aris reforin hiinself. This done, the work es, that, if they act, they may act indistself would be dono; the public would creetly, and hurt the cause they aim
to help. How many excellent enter- | dential Committee of the Sociétý, such prises have miscarried by indiscreet officers approbating such applicar performances ? So may it be here. and signifying in writing such appro Well intending men may indiscreet-bation to the Recording Secretaryly advise. Like men may, in like And any person hereafter being a regi manner, execute; and consequences | ular member of any branch society go awry for lack of discretion, as the connected with the parent society, perpetual directress.
shall of course be a member of this If we associate for the proposed society and it shall be the daty of er: end, we shall do well to renounce ourery branch society to send a special own strength, and to say, God helpivg, deputation of at least two of its men. we will do this or that. We shall evenbers to the annual meeting of the par need that real discretion, that true wis- ent society. dom, which seek the best ends by the Art. IV. There shall be an apniter fittest means, in all our efforts for the sary meeting of the Society on the protection of the virtuous, and the re-third Tuesday of October, at 2 o'clock formation of the vicious.
in the afternoon, at such place as may After which the following resolution be previously appointed. was taken:
Art. V. Fifteen members present in Resolved unanimously, That this any meeting regularly convened sh meeting form themselves into a Socie- constitute a quorum to do business. ty by the name of “ The Greene and Art. VI. The objects to whide the Delaware Society for the promotion of society shall direct their attention and Good Morals."
labours, are the suppression of pro CONSTITUTION.
fanity, sabbath-breaking, the immodThe suppression of vice and the en. erate use of intoxicating liquors, and couragement of virtue in a communi-other prevajhng immoralities. The ty, have ever formed an object of high remedies which they intend are exammoment in the estimation of wise and ple, affectionate persuasions, admonigood men.
tion, and in the extreme, legal coer For the accomplishment of this ob- cion. ject we have agreed to unite in an As- Art. VII. And more fully to carry sociation, and to regulate our endeav-into effect the objects of thiş Society, oursaccording to the following articles.it shall be the duty of its members to
Art. I. This association shall be exert their influence in promoting the called and known by the name of formation of Branch Societies, to be “ The Greene and Delaware Society connected with this Society, and to for the promotion of Good Morals.". make report of their proceedings to
Art. II. The officers of this society this society at its annual meetings. ehall be a President, three Vice-Presi-Art. VIII. It shall be the duty of dents, a Prudential Committee of se-| the President to call special meetings *ven, and a recording Secretary, who of the Society whenever requested by shall also be Treasurer. The Pruden- | the Prudential Committee. tial Committee shall jointly and seve- Art. IX. The Prudential Commit. rally be the Corresponding Committee shall manage the concerns of the tee of the Society. All the Officers of Society during the intervals of its the Society shall hold their offices for meetings; shall have power to apprò. one year, and until others are chosen. priate its funds, and shall make report
Art. III. Any person of a fair moral of their doings to the society at their character may be admitted a Member annual meetings; three members of of this Society, either by the vote of said committee shall constitute a quothe Society when sitting, or when not|rum. in session on application to either of Art. X. If any member shall," by the Presidents, or to either of the Pru-l his conduct, persevere in a spirit hos
tile to the expressed views of the So- use of intoxicating liquors, and other ciety, he shall be subject to expulsion prevailing immoralities. The remeby vote of the Society.
dies which they intend are example, Art. XI. At each annual meeting affectionate persuasion, admonition, one public address at least shall be de- and in the extreme, legal coercion. livered before the Society by some
Art. V. Any person disposed to person previously appointed: after promote the objects of this society ube
which a public collection shall be may become a member on application et
made for promoting the objects of this to the Secretary and by signing the Society.
Art. XII. This Constitution may be Art. VI. The society may dismiss altered by the vote of two thirds of the any member whose conduct does not Society; on such alterations having correspond with the design of this inbeen proposed at a previous annual stitution; and any member may with meeting.
draw from the society by signifying in Officers for the ensuing year: writing his wish to the secretary. al
Samuel A. Law, President-Daniel Art. VII. The Society shall meet Sayre, Beriah Hotchkin, Stephen annually on the
at which Fenn, Vice-Pre. dents-Hiland Hill, meeting an address shall be delivered Thomas O’H. Croswell, Abraham Van by some person designated by the exDyke, Thos. B. Cooke, Simon Sayre,ecutive committee; the officers shall William Van Bergen, Orrin Day, Pru-be chosen, and a contribution made dential Committee - Elisha Wise, Sec- for the benefit of the Society. retary and Treasurer.
Art. VIII. The society shall make a The following outline is recommended report at the anniversary meeting of bel
as a form of a Constitution for the “ The Green and Delaware Society several Branch Societies :
for the promotion of Good Morals." Art. I. The name of this Associali tion shall be the Branch Socie- Extract of a letter from a lady in Haty for promoting Good Morals.
Jersey, to a friend in SulArt. II. The Officers of this Socie- livan, New York: ty shall be a President, a Committee I have just returned from a visit to
of seven persons, a Secretary and a Princeton, where I saw the Lord ap# Treasurer; which officers shall consti- | pearing in his glory to build up Zion.
tute an Executive Committee who Yes! he is there manifesting himself shall hold their offices for one year, with power and great glory. A reviand until others are chosen.
val of religion began in the College Art. III. The Executive Commit- about last fast day. It commenced tee shall meet once at least in every with some of the students who were
three months ; to them shall belong the most respectable, and had the of the appropriating of the funds of the greatest weight of character; so that
Society; the appointing extra meetings there were few who dared oppose.... ein and of delegates to attend the annual those few were soon brought, also, to
meeting of the parent society; it shall bow, and there are not now more than Call also be their duty to attend to all com- half a dozen unawakened. About 30
plaints which may be made to them or 40 appear to give evidence of a
from any member touching the objects change of heart, and thirty more are 140 of this society. Three of said commit- | under conviction. 0, it was a solemn, tee shall constitute a quorum for busi- || joyful sight, to see more than a hun
dred young med, all solemn as eterberi
Art. IV. The objects to which this nity, setting their faces Zionward.of society shall direct their attention and Now will the Lord arise and prosper
labours, are the suppression of profan- his dear missionary cause in heathen ill ity, sabbath-breaking, the immoderate l lands. The subjects of the work bave
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a great missionary spirit. They say I'll prove how hard it is to find they are willing to go to the ends of A lover of this wond'rous kind. the earth for Jesus. The President
Who loves himself to great excess, rejoices greatly. He says scarcely a You'll grant must love his neighbor less day passes in which he is not called When self engrosses all the heart, upon to direct some of his dear pupils | How can another have a part ? in the way of salvation. The work is
Then if self-love most men enthrall
, much like the revival here last winter, A neighbor's share is none at all. apparently genuine. Convictions are deep and short. The students labored Say, can the man who hoards up pell, under some difficulties on account of E’er love his neighbor as himself
For if he did, would he not labor having no convenient place for retire. To hoard a little for his neighbor ? ment. There is, however, one room
Then tell me, friend, can hoardiog elves in the College unoccupied; to this E'er love their neighbor as themselves? they resort, and there are hardly five minutes in the day in which it is emp-The man whose heart is bent on pleasure ty; for as one goes out, another en- Small love will to his neighbor measure : ters. A person walking the halls at Who solely studies his own good,
Can't love another if he would. ten, at night, may hear the voice of
Then how can pleasure-hunting elves prayer in almost every direction. The
E’er love their neighbor as themselves? students are in the habit of praying with their room-mates morning and can he who sloth and loitering please. evening. In the Theological Semina- E’er love his neighbor like his ease? ry, are 34 students. They spend much Or he who feels ambition's flame, of their time from room to room, con- Loves he his neighbor like his fame? versing with those exercised.”
Such lazy, or such soaring elves
Can't love their neighbor as themselves. DREADFUL EXECUTION.
He, whose gross appetites enslave him, On the 20th and 30th October, the Who spends or feasts the wealth Gud Turks, in Servia, impaled, and expo
gave him; sed to view, at the Belgrade gate, for- Full, pamper'd, gorg'd at every meal, ty-two Christians (Servians); 100 more He cannot for the empty feel. were seized, and carried to Belgrade,
How can such gormandizing elves where theyexpected sentence of death.
E’er love their neighbor as themselves? The Servians, in consequence of these || Then since the man who lusts for gold, cruelties, have risen upon their oppres- Since he who is to pleasure sold; sors, numbers of whom have been cut Who soars in pride, or sinks in ease, off. Throughout the whole Ottoman His neighbor will not serve or please ; empire, the Jews and Christians, form
Where shall we hope the man to find ing a large population, are treated with
To fill this great command inclind ? a degree of oppression beyond the I dare not blame God's holy word, conception of those who have not wit- Nor censure scripture as absurd ; nessed it. These are facts worthy the But sure the rule's of no ayail attention of Christendom, its Princes, If plac'd so high that all must fail; and its presses.
And 'tis impossible to prove
That any can his neighbor love.
Unwarp'd by pleasure, ease or gold;
Can, as himself, his neighbor love.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
-hen join, to make a perfect plan, || If then the rule's too hard to please ye, he love of Gor to love of Man ; Turn Christian, and you'll find it easy.
our heart in union both must bring, “Still 'tis impossible,” you cry, - his is the stream and that the spring; " In vain shall feeble nature try." [ture.
This done, no more in vain you'll labor, | 'Tis true ; but know, a Christian is a creaA christian can't but love his neighbor, | Who does things quite impossible to naturé.
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF REMARKABLE EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE YEAR 1813. - Jan. 2. The President of the U. S. sigrs a law for the increase of the Navya ind another for cancelling the bonds given by merchants under the non-imortation law.
6. The Russians enter Koningsberg, and take 8000 prisoners.
9. The Prince Regent of G. B. issues his manifesto, stating the causes of var against the U. S.
10. The French Conservative Senate boast, that they have 300,000 regucar forces in the interior of France and Italy. They advise to send 100,000 of the newly raised conscripts to the armies, and to raise 200,000 more. Not ong after this, they call out 430,000 additional conscripts.
18. Platoff and his Cossacs invest Dantzic.
22. The Spanish Cortes abolish the Inquisition, 94 votes to 43. The de cree to take effect from Feb. 3.
Gen. Winchester is attacked by the British and Indians at the river Raisin. His detachment is entirely cut off. American loss in killed and missing, 396; #prisoners, 536.
25. Bonaparte signs an agreement with the Pope.
30. The thermometer at Boston 4 below 0; at Salem 10; at Portsmouth 11; at Portland 16.
Feb. 1. Louis XVIII. issues a proclamation to the French people,
The British government publishes an order in council, permitting the sale of vessels by belligerents to neutrals.
4. Chesapeake bay blockaded by the British.
7. A party of Americans cross the St. Lawrence from Ogdensburg, and take about 50 prisoners.
8. The Russians enter Warsaw.
10. Votes counted and declared for President and Vice President of the United States. Mr. Madison bad 128 votes, and Mr. Clinton 89, for President: Mr. Gerry had 131 and Mr. Ingersol 86, for V. P.
16. Bonaparte makes a speech to the Senate, in which he professes a desire of peace, but insists upon the same arrogant terins as before.
18. The British House of Commons, after having the diplomatic intercourse between the two nations for the last three years laid before them, unapimously resolve to support the ministry in the American war.
22. Ogdensburg taken by the British Ainerican loss, 6 killed.
25. The American sloop of war Hornet, 16 guns, capt. Lawrence, took the British brig Peacock, 16 guns, after a battle of 15 minutes. The British captain Peake was killed. British loss, 8 killed, 27 wounded; American loss, 1 killed, 2 wounded. The Peacock sunk before all her crew could be taken out.
March 3. Expiration of the 12th Congress,
6. The Pope's nuncio in Spain issues an ecelesiastical order forbidding the publication of the decree which abolished the Inquisition.
6. Swedish manifesto published, assigning the reasons for engaging in the