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researches in Biblical Literature and “ The Russian Campaign of 1812.” By Science. The work is intended to form Von Clausewitz. Translated from the one thick volume, 8vo. Besides nume German. 8vo. rous engravings on wood, it will be illus- “ Travels in the Interior of New Zealand trated by maps and engravings on steel. in 1839, 1840, and 1841, by Routes We observe a new work from the pen of never before Explored.” By Ernest

the esteemed author of “ The Omni Dietfenbach, Naturalist to the New presence of the Deity," to be entitled Zealand Company. 2 vols. 8vo, with “Montgomery's Sacred Gift: A Series plates. of Meditations upon Scripture Sub “ The Diary of a Prisoner in Affghanisjects; ” and to be illustrated by engrav tan, written during his Confinement." ings, after paintings by the great mas “ The Jewess, a Tale." By the author of ters, is to appear immediately.

“ Letters from the Baltic,” with a Charlotte Elizabeth's fecund pen is about Portrait.

to consign to the world still another of 66 History of Josiah.” By the author of

its prolific offsprings, “ Judas' Lion." “ Gideon, the Man of Mighty Valor." Now ready in a handsome quarto vol “ Practical Farming, for Ladies : or,

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Author. Nearly ready. Nearly ready, in small 8vo., “The Life Popular Conchology;" or, the Shell

and Times of St. Bernard,” translated Cabinet Arranged, being an Introducfrom the German of Dr. Augustus tion to the Modern System of ConchoNeander, Professor of Theology in the logy, with a Sketch of the Natural HisUniversity of Berlin. By Matilda tory of the Animals, an Account of the Wrench.

Formation of the Shells, and a complete Murray announces the following for im Descriptive List of the Families and mediate publication :

Genera. By Agnes Catlow. Ilus“Queen Victoria in Scotland: An His trated with 312 woodcuts.

torical Account of her Majesty's recent The third part of the “ Foreign Library" Visit to Edinburgh and the Highlands.” is to comprise “ Celebrated Crimes," 4to, with numerous Illustrations.

by Dumas. Illustrated by Gilbert. “ The Bible in Spain." By George Bor- « Cottage Traditions ;” a Peasant's Tale

row, Esq., author of the “ Gypsies in of Ancestry. By Jeffreys Taylor, AuSpain.” 3 vols. post 8vo.

thor of “The Young Islanders,"


We reserve our last page for a brief RIC DE PEYSTER, Corresponding Secrenotice of the proceedings of this time- tary; JOHN Jay, Recording Secretary ; honored and excellent institution, the GEORGE Gibbs, Librarian ; Cyrus MAregular monthly meeting of which oc- SON, D.D., Treasurer. curred on the 3d ult., when the annual The following gentlemen have been election of officers was then held, and recently elected honorary members of the resulted in the following choice:

Society : ALBERT GALLATIN, L.L.D., Presi Sir John Herschell, England; Sir Wildent; Thos. De Witt, D.D., and Wm. liam R. Hamilton, Ireland ; Sir James E. B. LAWRENCE, Vice Presidents; FREDE- Alexander, H.B.M.A., 14th Regiment;

M. Jomard, and M. Henri Ternaux- nial and Provincial Governors, and a Compans, Paris; B. M. Norman, Esq., large mass of original papers received New Orleans.

from America. Upwards of two hundred And the following resident members, large folio volumes have been submitted viz, :

to Mr. Broadhead's inspection, and seveRev. B. C. C. Parker, Samuel Forry, ral months have been occupied in the M.D., Messrs. Jas. K. Paulding, Marshall careful and laborious examination of their S. Bidwell, John L. O'Sullivan, George contents. The documents relating to Curtis, Denning Duer, Frederic Saunders, New York commence with the period of Matthew Morgan, Henry Remser, John the surrender by the Dutch in 1664, and Keese, Thomas S. Sommers.

extend down to the year 1783, forming a On motion of the Secretary, the Soci- most invaluable mine of historical wealth, ety took up certain resolutions which had and comprising the fullest details of our been offered by George Folsom, Esq., last Provincial affairs, during the whole period April, to the effect, that it was the of our subjection to the crown of Great opinion of said Society, (from which origi- Britain. A large number of documents nated the suggestion), that the important had been selected and allowed, and conobjects of the mission of Mr. Broadhead siderable advance had been made in their will be incomplete, unless he is further transcription. A list of the papers so aided by an appropriation of funds by the selected from 1664 to 1763 had been State for the prosecution of his researches already transmitted to the Governor, and in Holland, England, and France, respect- they would probably occupy 20,000 folio ing the Records of the English govern- pages. The remaining papers relatment, &c.

ing to New York to the year 1783, would Mr. Jay read, in support of the resolu- embrace about 10,000 pages more. tions, a highly interesting letter from Mr. The Rev. Dr. BAIRD, well known for Broadhead, dated Paris, 12th July, 1842, his philanthropic efforts on the continent in which that gentleman states, that he of Europe, delivered an address relative has concluded his investigation in the to the various courts he had visited in the Archives of the Netherlands, and that prosecution of his labors, and the Society upwards of four thousand pages of his- adjourned. Coffee and sandwiches were torical documents relating to the early served as usual in an adjoining room, and days of New York-many of them of rare the remainder of the evening was passed interest-have been transcribed and ar- in conversation. ranged in volumes according to chronolo The following interesting paper was gical order. Having terminated the busi- read by Mr. Folsom, at a late meeting ness of the agency in Holland, Mr. of this Society, which tends to show that Broadhead proceeded to London in the the series of MS. Volumes of Proceedprosecution of his duties, directions having ings of the British Parliament about the been given by Lord Aberdeen to the period of the Protectorate, in possession keeper of Her Majesty's State papers, to of said Society, hitherto supposed to have allow Mr. Broadhead access to the papers been original documents, are proved to in his custody relating to the Province of be but copies made cotemporaneously New York. The permission thus granted with the events described. being at once improved, an investiga MS. Parliamentary Journals.-It is tion forthwith commenced of the records well known that our Library contains of the proceedings of the Committee of several MS. volumes of Parliamentary Council, and of the Board of Trade and Journals of England, concerning which Plantations, which are very full and volu- there has been much speculation. The minous, and include the records of the current opinion has been, that they are proprietary Governments which were the original records brought to this countransferred to their custody. These try by the fugitive regicides, as they emrecords consist principally of two general brace the period of the Commonwealth. series, denominated Entries and Papers. This opinion still exists to some extent, The first comprise the commissions and and it is time that it should be corrected, instructions to the Governors, dis- if without foundation, or confirmed if patches and letters to them and their true. answers, and various other important “ There are, in all, sixteen volumes. The papers copied into books for preservation. first of the series commenced on the first The Papers consist of the original docu- day of the year, as then ckoned, viz. : ments received from America by the Pro- 25th March, 1650. The 15th volume prietaries, the Committee and the Board. ends with the year 1661. The 16th volIn addition to these, there is a large series ume begins in 1676-7, and ends 1678. of volumes containing the correspondence “ There are other manuscript volumes of of the Secretaries of State with the Colo- different years, in the possession of indi

viduals in this country. Hon. John and which divests the volumes of much Rutherfurd, of New Jersey, possesses of the value and importance as well as several.* They are written in the Court the mystery that has hitherto attached to hand of the period to which they relate. them. The forms of the letters, the abbrevi “ A resolution passed the House of Comations, &c., are of the same period. mons, on the 31st May, 1742, in the fol

“ The water marks of the paper, belong lowing words : Resolved, that all the to the same period. A particular exami- Books of the Proceedings, or the Journation of their marks as well as of the vol- nals of the House of Commons, now in the umes generally, was made about ten years custody of the Clerk of the said House, ago by the late Mr. Jas. Bowdoin, of Bos- and commencing with the bock called ton, who published the results in a volume Seymour, which begins with the reign of of the Massachusetts Historical Society's King Edward the Sixth, be printerd.' Collections. Mr. Bowdoin was fully sa “This resolution was carried into effect, tisfied that the MSS. were at least copies and I have before me one of the series of made at the period of their date, if not printed volumes, which corresponds, so original. An English gentleman, C. W. far as I have been able to compare them, Stokes, Esq., examined them at the same with the MS. vol. of the same date in our time, and inade extracts with a view to a Library. That they were printed from comparison with the journals in England, the originals in the possession of Parlia• if,' says Mr. Bowdoin, «contrary to ment at that period (1742) there is no rea. the belief of several gentlemen, the jour- son to doubt; and those originals, as apnals of this period were found to exist in pears by the statement of Mr. Bowdoin's that country.'

correspondent, still exist. “ This gentleman on his return home, “ Mr. Bowdoin assigns as one reason for pursues the inquiry and writes to Mr. the particular examination he instituted Bowdoin as follows:

into this subject, the fact, that no copy “« I have got access to the originals for of any of the Journals was to be found on the period between 1650 and 1658. The en- this side of the Atlantic, and detached tire series is unbroken, *** unless my me- fragments only, scattered here and there, mory deceives me, the handwriting and in rare books, can here be got at.' This water marks are the same as those in was wrilten in 1829, and as that gentlethe books we examined together in New man, whose loss to society cannot be too York, so that there is no doubt that the much regretted, possessed the means of copies (for I am convinced they are only informing himself on every subject he copies) were made at about the same undertook to investigate, the statement time when the originals were written. I was then unquestionably correct. But have made the most minute inquiries on since that time complete sets of the printthe subject, and I have learned in the ed Journals of Parliament liave been imcourse of them that many scores of copies ported into this country; three are in of Journals of the House are to be found Washington, and one in the Department of in Libraries in England, it having been State at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and formerly the practice, before minutes of another set has just been received here, the proceedings of the House were print- to which the volume now before me beed, for members to send their servants, longs. some every day, to take copies. Those “Our MS, volumes, although stripped of in New York then will, we may suppose, much of the importance hitherto attached have been the copies made by one of the to them, must still be regarded as curiosiregicides who took refuge in America.' ties, from the circumstance that they

“It would thus seem that the question were unquestionably written at the date of the true character of these MS. volumes of the events they record, and nearly a was settled quite satisfactorily, ten years century before any printed copies were ago, by the examination of Mr. Bowdoin made ; and also from the fact, that they and his intelligent correspondent. But may have been brought out by the fugithe evidence appears not to have carried tive regicides, who sought an asylum in general conviction, for the belief still ex- this country after the Restoration. The ists to some extent, that they are the ori- binding of the volumes is of the same peginals. We now have it in our power to riod, and their whole contents bespeak add another piece of testimony which their great antiquity.” must be regarded as entirely conclusive,

Mr. Rutherfurd has eleven vols., viz, :

3 vols. A. D. 1647, commencing April 13th.


1649, ending Oct. 9, 1649. (This gentleman is now deceased.)

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1. THE GALLOWS AND THE GOSPEL. An Appeal to Clergymen

opposing themselves to the abolition of the One, in the

name of the Other .
IV. SYNTHETIC PHILOSOPHY—Concluding Article-By Orestes A.

V. EGOTISM, OR The Bosoni Serpent. From the unpublished

“ Allegories of the Heart.”—By Nathaniel Hawthorne
VI. THE ANGEL's SEARCH.-By Mrs. Jane L. Swift
VII. HANDEL AND HIS Messiah."—By J. S. Dwight
VIII. MEETA.-By Mrs. Ellett
IX. THE VICTORY OF FREEDOM. Froṁ the German of Count


XI. THE DEATH OF THE PROPHET. To the Memory of Channing.

By Miss Ann C. Lynch

Life and Speeches of Henry Clay.

LEVI WOODBURY, of New Hampshire.

(With a fine Engraving on Steel.)


Borrow's Bible in Spain-Perkins's Eight Years' Residence in
Persia, among the NestoriansFather OswaldThe Earl of
Shrewsbury's Letters respecting the Estatica of Caldaro and
Capriana– The Bible of Nature-Select Library of Religious
Literature-Chester's Poems-Blunt's Speeches, Reviews, and
Reports-Cogswell on Capital Punishment- Alison's His-
tory-Presidents' Messages and Addresses-Pictorial Com-

mon Prayer Book.


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