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eternity. Some, who yet live, have, have been long neglected, the church deliberately taken those courses of has been hated and opposedi, Zion iniquity, which they will hereafter has been despised. Israel's God is contemplate as having fixed them in awaking to the execution of his the broad road of endless destruc-threatenings. The voice of those tion.

that were slain for the word of God, At the close of the year we may that have long cried under the alprofitably reflect on the dealings of tar, saying, How long, O Lord, divine Providence with us in refer- holy and true, dost thou not judge ence to our friends. All human ties anà avenge our blood on them that result from the divine appointment ; dwell on the earth ? seems at length God knows their strength, and that to have been heard. Have we not theygovern all the tender movements reason to fear the performance .of of the heart. In the mercies and the divine answer to the trembling afflictions which he sends upon our prophet? Then said I, Lord, how near connexions, he is directing our long? And he answered, Until the mins to himself, he is calling upon cities be wasted uithout inhabitant, us to contemplate his character, to and the houses without man, and the consider the design of his dealings, land be utterly desolale. and to be instructed by his voice.- These gloomy apprehensions are The events of Providence are pecu- soothed by the recollection that the liarly calculated to illustrate the di- Church yet lives, and that Zion's vine character, and they faithfully God is still on the throne. While, corroborate the testimonies of hly in the present year, we have seen scripture concerning God. The infatuated millions rushing on to the same is our God, in whom we live, gulph opened by the sword of to whom we are to account for all slaughter, we have also seen divine moral conduct, by, whose pleasure grace enlarging the church's borour future being is to be appointed. ders, the Holy Spirit accompanying In those events of his providence in the truths of the gospel with a diwhich he comes near to us, he shows vine energy, and, by the efficacy of us the greatness of his mercy, his sovereign mercv, many immortal displeasure at iniquity, the terrible- souls commencing the eternal song. ness of his justice, and the certainty We have seen Christians deeply imof its execution. By all the persua- pressed with the necessity of consives of his mercy he invites us to veying the blessings of the gospel to renounce sin and follow him ; by all the destitute, and of laboring and the terrors of his justice he warns praying for their success. We have us of the fatal dangers of iniquity. witnessed the extent of this impres

As members of the whole human sion, and the unanimity of these exfamily, all of whom are ever under ertions, to a degree that compels the guidance of heaven, we cannot us to ascribe the effect to the interbe indifferent to the events of divine posing grace of God. Before the Providence, with which they are efforts of obedience and faith, the deeply affected. We have seen the obstacles which timidity has long bepresent year calling all Christian held to the dissemination of divine nations, the whole of what is usually truth, surprisingly fall. Every efdenominated the civilized world, to fort affords new encouragenent to' the conflict of war. No independe labor for God, and for the fulfilment ent nation has been permitted to of his promises.—These events are stand aloof from the scene. The cheering indications that the day of conflict rages in all quarters of the the church's travail is near its close. globe, with an energy of strength We discover the dawn of its rest never before witnessed, and with a and prosperity. The mighty strugferocity apparently insatiable War gles of wickedness are the struggles in all its forms, is God's sore judg- of despair; for shortly it shall be ment. Verily, the present is a day trodden under the foot of its holy of the divine vengeance The Conqueror, who died to redeem bis name of God has long been forgos- penple, who rose to protect and rule ten, Christ Jesus and his holy gospel them for ever in glory, N.

INDEX.

440

40

64

80

of,

A
Page., Bible Society, Kentuckey,

270
ABBOT, Hon. Stephen, death

Massa.

231
of,

360

Mississippi, 271
Abyssinia, account of,

142

New Orleans, 272
Academy for pious young men, 36,71

Philadelphia, 279
Adams, Rev. Solomon, death of, 440

Rhode Island, 373
Address, Baptist circular, 115

Tennessee, 270
missionary, 26, 55, 467

Virginia,

377
new year's,

7 Bird, Jonathan, death of,
of Con. Bible Society, 65, Bogardus, Rev. Cornelius, do.

226, 396 Books sent to new settlements,
Dr. Green, 74, 103, 149 Boyd, Rev. James, mission of, 27
Mass. Bible Society, 231

death of, 160
Phil. do. 279 Brainerd, Rev. Israel, mission of, 33

Rhode-Island, da. 375 British and Foreign Bib. Soc. 39, 316,
yearly of Quakers, 158

398, 425
Africa, mission to,

346 Broome, Lieut. James, death of, 320

do.
Anderson, Dr. Thomas, death of, 240 Brown, Rev. John W.
Annuity Society,

189 Burder, Rev. Geo. letter from, 356
Answers to Correspondents,

120 Burr, Rev. Jonathan, installation
Arnold, Rev. Ambrose, death of, 360

119
Assembly, Gen. Presbyterian, 265 Burroughs, Rev. Eden, death of, 240
Association, Gen. of Con. 258, 297

С
Augustus Ferdinand, Prince,
death of,
319 Canada, mission to,

391
Auxiliary Foreign Mission Soci- Candidates, list of,

S03
eties,

100, 156, 438 Chaplains of British navy, 359
Ayer, Rev. Oliver, mission of, 34 Chapman, Rev. Joel, death of, 320

Charter of East India company,

394
B
China, mission to,

387
Christ, union to,

361
Bagration, Prince, death of, 10 Christian edification,

454
Baptist circular address, 115

forgiveness,

343
mission in India,

157, 274
Barker, Dr. John, death of,

OBSERVER, extracts

120 from, 142, 358, 359, 413, 419
Barlow, Hon. Joel, do. 120 Church of Abyssinia,

142
Barr. Rev. Thomas, mission of, 28 Clark, Daniel, Esq. death of, 440
Bates, Rev. David, death of, 319

Rev. Eber L. ordination of, 79
Beer, Rev, Joshua, mission of, 29 Clinton, Gen. James, death of, 40
Beers, Isaac, Esq. death of, 360 | Close, Rev. John,

do. 200
Belden, Rev. Joshua, do 320 Coe, Rev. Hervey, ordination of, 239

memoirs of. 429 Commissioners for foreign mis-
Benedict, Rev. Noah, death of, 240

sions,

439, 467
Joel T. mission of, 35 Connecticut Bible Society, 39, 65,
Benefits of the Sabbath,

21

226, 396
Bible, excellency

317
Bible Society, Brit. and For. 39, 316.

General Association, 258,

297
398, 425

Miss. Society, 26, 55, 259
Conn. 39, 65, 226, 396

339

of.

Contributions for missions, 58 , Foreign Miss. Societies, 39, 100, 156,
Conversion of a Deist
254

438
Jew,
358 Forgiveness, Christian,

343
Correspondents, answers to, 120 Fothergill, Dr.Anthony, death of, 360
Count de Font, death of, 40 Fowler, Rev. J.H. ordination of, 437
Cowies, Rev. Giles H. mission of, 30 France, view of,

5
Crossman, Rev.Joseph W. death

French prisoners,

393
of, 40 Frost, Rev. John, ordination of, 319

memoirs of, 51 | Funds of the London Miss. Soc. 394
Cushman, Rev. Elisha, ordina-

Miss. Soc. of Con. 58
tion of,

319

G
D

55
Davenport, Rev. John, memoirs of, 15 Gaylard, Asahel, mission of,
Deist, conversion of a,

254

George, Pierre Frederic, death
of,

160
Depravity of the human heart, 248,

327, 364

Germany, view of,
Gilley, John, death of,

320
Derrow, Rev. Nathan B mission

God, faithfulness of,

291
29
goodness of,

91, 241
Dickinson, Rev. Timothy, death
of,

319
his government of the world,

172
Dismissed ministers, standing of, 262

purposes of,

219
Divine government of the world, 172

to be looked to in distress, 409
Doings of the unregenerate, 281

Goodness of God,
Donations to foreign missions, 39, 80, Goodrich, Rev. Sámuel, sermon

91, 241
120, 156, 160, 200, 240,
of,

201
280, 440
Gospel, preaching of the,

418
Miss. Soc. of Con 40. Graves, Rev. William, death of, 440-
64, 80, 120, 160, 200, 240, 320, 360. Green's Rev. Ashbel, Address, 74,
440

103, 149
Dorrance, Hon. John, death of, 320 Greenland, mission to,

357.
Dowse, Hon. William, do. 120

Guden, Count, death of, 40
Dwight, Rev. Henry, ordination
of,

119

H
E

440
Eastman, Rev Edmund, death of, 40 Hale, Nathan, Esq. death of,

Sir Matthew, on the Bible, 317
Edification, Christian,

454
Editorial Remarks, 38, 39, 67, 142, Hall, Rev. Gordon, letters from, 110,

195, 196
197, 281, 394, 449 Harcourt, Gov. death of,

200
Edwards, Col. John S. death of, 120 Harris, Rev. Timothy, mission of, 32
Fells, Rev. Ozias, do. 240

do.
Hart, Rev. Lucas,

35
Election, doctrine of,

321

death ot, 440
Elliott, Rev. John, death of, 119
Encouragement to pious mothers, 256

Hartford Foreign Miss. Society, 100

Heart, depravity of the, 248,327,364
England, view of,

6
Hebrew Manuscripts,

422
Errata,

120, 240
Erskine, Gen. Sir W. death of, 200 Higginbotham, Rev. Ralph, death

200

of,
Erving, Dr. Shirley, do. 319
Esquimaux Indians, mission to, 197 History of New England, 11, 41, 81,

121, 161
Europe, view of

4

Holbrook, Daniel, Esq. death of, 200
Fxcellency of the bible,

317

Holland, view of,
Experiences of a young lady, 460

Homer, revival of religion in,
F
Hooker, Rev. Asahel, death of, 200

do.
331 Hubbard, Rev. Bela,

40
Faith and repentance,
Faithfulness of God,

291 Humphreys, George, Esq. do. 360
Fessenden, Rev. Tho. death of, 240 Huntington, Rev. Asahel, do. 200
Field, Rev. John, mission of, 29 Hurd, Rev. Isaac, ordination of, 438

79
Fisher. Rev. Nathaniel, death of, 40 Hyde, Rev. Eli, installation of,
do.

mission of,

440
Foot, Rev. John,

33

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73

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268

189

I

M
Illinois territory, religion of, 270 Malta, mission to,

392
Indiana,

clo.

270 Man, depravity of, 248, 327, 364
Indies, East, mission to, 39, 67, 157, Manuscripts, Hebrew,

422
192, 232, 379, 467 Marshal, Rev. Joseph, death of, 160
West, do

389 Marshman, Rev. Dr. letter from, 274
Influences of the Spirit, 131 Mason, Rev. Elihu, mission of, 32
Installation of Rev.Jonathan Burr, Massachusetts Bible Society, 231

119

Miss. Soc. 314
Rev. Eli Hyde, 79 ) Matthews, Rev. Lastly, death of, 200
Rev. Walter King, 318

Rev. Mr. installation
Rev.Mr Matthews, 319

of,

319
Intemperance,reportconcerning, 297 Means, use of,

281.
Introduction,

3 Members of Con. Bible Soc. 229
Italy, view of,

4 Memoirs of Rev. Joshua Belden, 429
J

Mev. Joseph W. Cross-
Jarvis, Rev. Abraham, death of, 240

man,

51
Jennings, Rev. Jacob,
do. 160

Rev. John Davenport, 15
Jew, conversion of a,

358

George Parsons, 109
Johnson, Hon. Benjamin, death

Rev. A. R. Robbins, 450
of,

360

Rev. Mr. Stone, 11
Journal of Mrs. Newel, 236, 278

Rev William Tennent,
Judgment, general, remarks on, 97

441
Judents national, causes of, 179 Merriman, Gen. James, death cf, 319
Judson, Rev. Ephraim, death of, 160 Mills, Samuel J. letter from,
Juggerc.aut, account of,

78

mission of, 36, 268
K

Ministers' Annuity Society,

unsettled, list of, 303
Kelly, Rev. William, death of, 240 Missionary letters, 68, 110, 192, 195,
Kentuckey Bible Society, 270

196, 232, 277, 350
religion of,

270
Sermons,

201, 401
King, Rev. Dr. J. death of, 360

Soc. of Con. 26, 55, 259,
Rev. John, do.
320

339
Rev. Walter, installation

donationsto,
of,

318

40, 64, 80, 120, 160, 200,
Kingsbury, Rev. Ebenezer, mis-
sion of,

240, 280, 320, 360, 440
35

funds of,

58
Knowledge and practice,

419

Foreign,

39, 100, 156
Kutusoff, Prince, death of, 319

London,

346, 378
L

Massachusetts,

314
Labrador,mission to,

197

Missions, Narrative of, 26, 55
Lavater, Rev.J.C. resolutions of, 318 Mississippi Bible Society, 271
Lawrence, Capt.James, death of, 320

territory, religion of, 271
Lepel, Count,

do. 40

Monson, revival of religion in, 154,
Letter from a converted deist, 254

345
a young lady,

460

Moral causes of national judg-
Natchez,

239
ments,

179
Letters from foreign

missionaries,68. Morals, good, Society of, 230
110, 192, 195, 196, 232, 277, 350 Moravian Missions,

197, 357
Lesslie, Rev. Jonathan, mission of, 27 Mothers, encouragement to pious,
Litchfield Foreign Miss. Society, 156

256
revival of religion in,' 239 Murdock, Rev. Jonathan, death
Livingston, Hon. Robert R. death

of,

80
of,

120 Murphy, Rev. John, do. 40
London Miss. Society, 346, 378

N
Loomis, Rev. Amasa, ordination Narrative of missions, 26, 55
of,

319 Nash, Rev. Ansel, ordination of, 79
Ludlow, Lieut. A. C. death of, 920 | Natchez, letter from,

239
Lyman, Rev. Gershom C. do. 200 Natóire proves the goodness of
Rev. Orange, mission of, 33 God,

041

of,

Nelson, Hon. William, death of, 160 y Practice different from knowl-
New Connecticut, missions to, 27 edge,

419
revival of re- Prayer, foundation of,

219
ligion in,

102 Preaching of the gospel, 413
Newel, Rev. Abel, death of, 160 Presbyterian General Assembly, 265
Rev. Samuel, letters from, Preston, Rev. John B. death of, 160

110, 193, 351 Printing office, mission, burnt, 38
Mrs. do. 235, 278, 356 Prisoners, French,

393
death of, 320, 351 Progress of Redemption, 210
New England, history of, 11, 41, 81, Promises of God will be fulfilled, 291

121, 161 | Prudden, Rev. Nehemiah, ser-
New Haven colony, settlement of, 17

mon of,

401
Nott, Rev. Samuel, Jr. ietters Prussia, view of,
from, 68, 110, 195, 196, 232

Q
Mrs.
do.

69
0

Quakers' yearly addresss, 158
Obituary, 40, 80, 119, 160, 200, 240,

R
319, 360, 440
Officers of Con. Bible Soc. 228 Radcliff, Major William, death
Mass. Miss. Soc. 316

360
R. J. Bible Soc. 375 Ralph, Rev. George, do. 240

Soc. for good morals, 230 Ramsay, Dr. John W. do. 360
Ohio, religion of,
269 Randolph, Edinund, Esq. do.

440
Ordination of Rev. Eber L. Clark, 79 Redemption, progress and in-
Rev. Harvey Cot, 239 portance of,

210
Rev. Elisha Cush- Reed, Hon. John, death of, 80
man,

319 Reformation, importance of, 225
Rev.Henry Dwight, 119 Religion of the United States, 304
Rev. J. H. Fowler, 437

state of,

265, 299
Rev. Johu Frost, 319 Religious Intelligence, 36, 67, 100,
Rev. Isaac Hurd, 439 154, 265, 314, 345, 373, 467
Rev, Amasa Loom- liepentance precedes faith,

331
is,

519 Report of the Trustees of Miss,
Rev. Ansel Nash,

Society of Connecticut, 259
Rev. H. M. Perine, Resolutions of Rev. J.C. Lavater, 318

Rev. Hip. Rowe, 319 Revealed purposes of God, 219
Orleans Bible Society, 272 Revival of religion in Homer, 73
territory, religion of, 272

Litchfield, 239
Osgood, Rev. Thaddeus, letter

Monson, 154, 345

357
from,

New Con. 102
Otaheite, mission to,

391 Rhode Island Bible Society,

Rice, Rev. Luther, letters from, 100,
P

112, 192, 195, 350
Page, Rev. Tliomas, death of, 240 Riches, vanity of,

136
Palmer, George, do. 80 Robbins, Rev. Ainmi R. memars
Parker, kev. James, mission of, 55

af,

450
Hon. William, death of, 319 Robinson, Hon. Moses, death of, 319
Parsons, George memoris of, 109 Rowe, Rev. Hip. ordination of, 319
Percival, Hon. Spencer, anecdote Rush, Dr. Benjamin, death of, 200
of,
343 Russell, Rev. John,

do. 240
Perrine, Rev. H. M. ordination

Russia, view of,
of,

438

S
Perry, Hon. Freeman, death of, 440
Petition of London Miss Soc. 394 | Sabbath, institution of,

21

200

Sagas, Pellet de, death of,
Phelps, Rev. Davenport, death
of

319 Schermerhorn, John T.mission of, 36
Philadelphia Bible Society, 279 Scofield, Dr. Samuel, death of, 320
Poland, view of,

Scott, Rev. Abraham, mission of, 29
Poniatowski, death of,

40

Hon. John, death of, 320
Portugal view of,

4 / Scribner, Rev. Matthew, dle.

373

80

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