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part of his support from the Society, vail among Christians who enjoy so is still diligent, active, and successful, many gospel privileges; that so few, in discharging the duties of his mis- compared with the whole number of sion at Marshpee. He is justly ven- sinners who hear the gospel, feel its crated by his people, who are chiefly power and accept its ofiers in love ; of mixed blood, as their father, and ibat in some societies gross sins the protector of their rights and prop. abound, and into others essential er. erty. (To be continued.) rors have crept. Deeming it a sa.
cred duty to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints,
Synod take this opportunity of raising Extract from the Minutes of the pro- their warning voice against this cold.
ceedings of the Synod of Albany of the ness; these sins and errors. It is Presbyterian Church, at their Ses- mournful that they who are snatched sion in Whitesborough, held on the 1st from perdition by the grace of Jesus and 2d days of October, 1806. should ever be careless in the service The Synod have heard with plea of their Master; should ever permit pare, that the institutions of religion their love to decay in its ardour or within their bounds are well attended, its public expression. Christians and treated with marked reverence mught ever to be awake and walk, as and affection. In some places strik- becometh children of light, and the ing instances of the triumphs of the redeemed of God. It is high time cross have occurred, and in most the for them to do so, since the night is fork of God seems to be advancing, far spent, and the day is at hand. though silently, yet surely. The They must gird on the armour of youth are instructed in the principles Jehovah, and bear testimony against of our holy religion with considerable sins, especially those which abound. and commendable assiduity. Peace
Drunkenness and profanity, and sab. and harmony prevail generally, and bath breaking ought not to be so much the good order of the church is pre- as named among Christians ; and Sy. served unimpaired. Vacant congrega. nod hope that all who are in their tions are snpplying, new ones are
connexion will most studiously avoid forming, and the cry for additional the appearance of evil as well as its preachers of the word becomes more practice ; and that they will admonish loud and urgent. The pastors appear and exhort all, who are guilty of im. to fulfil their duties, and the Aocks morality, to repent and live godly in theirs, so that between them, except- Christ Jesus. ing in very few instances, exists the Error in practice arises from error unity of the Spirit in the bond of in doctrine ; not that all who are cor. peace.
rect in the latter, are always so in the Although the prospect externally former; for many are only nominal is thus promising Synod regret that believers, who though they profess so much coldness and formality pre. the truth in words, hold it in un.
righteousness. Between sound princi
ple and sound conduct there is an One hundred dollars, beside some inseparable connexion. Synod there. accasional grants of small sums, sta- fore, whilst they warn their churches tionary and books.
against immorality, warn them solemn1 These Indians possess several thou ly against errors. Those which tant acres of land, which were seques- chiefly prevail respect the future tered and securell to their ancestors, and destiny of sinners, and the character their successors, by Richard Bourn, their and work of the Redeemer. Satan pastor, who first planted Christianity is still instilling into the hearts of sin. here, about a century and a half ago. ners what he said unto the woman in This plantation is an asylum for In- paradise, “ ye shall not surely die." dians from various parts of New Eng He is filling
them with the hope, that land and Long Island, and some have though they live after the flesh, they resorted here from Georgia, and even will finally be saved. Thus he is ex from the East-Indies. They are not citing them to turn the grace of God
The Indians of unmixed into licentiousness. Christians ought blood do not exceed forty or fifty persons not to be deceived. Sin is an awful
TEMALE EXERTIONS FOR SPREAD.
ING THE GOSPXL.
evil, and merits infinite displeasure. It need only be realized, to be thus acknowledged, and that with pangent grief of soul. We exhort our church
To the Editors of the Panoplist
. es to beware of rejecting this solemn truth.
GENTLEMEN, Great as their error is, who do this, The multiplied and liberal exer it is surpassed by that of those whó tions of Christ's female disciples in deny the only Lord God who bought promoting his kingdom, are a consol. them. Over their sad and dreadful ing evidence of the power of his grace mistake we weep with unfeigned sor
in their hearts, and are the lively ex. row. The divinity and atonement of pressions of their attachment and 6Christ, are written as with a sun beam delity to him, and of their disinterest. in Scripture, and are felt to be truths ed, ardent wishes for the recovery and by all awakened souls. Let none be saivation of immortal souls. The deceived by a parade of learning in Divine Jesus, in our age, no less than the opposers of these doctrines. in the days of his apostles, has given
These men arrogate to themselves à discriininating marks of luis love and greater share of it than they really kindness to the daughters of Zion, possess. Their conduct is imposin, by exciting their affections to him, but their foundation is unstable as the and by animating their zeal and liber. wind. Before their opinions can be ality to minister to the necessities of substantiated, the Scriptures must be his poor members. They have the abandoned: for if these be explained, marked honour of taking an active according to the mode of explaining and leading part in repairing the des. #orks of uninspired men, Christ is olations, and building up the walls of truly God, and has paid the price of our Jerusalem. Numerous are the redemption for our sins. We receive instances of female charity to the these truths, as they are published in souls of men. Among others, let the the volume of inspiration, confessedly Panoplist record the seasonable and a mystery, but it is the mystery of benevolent exertions of a number of godliness," worthy of Jehovah, and devout ladies in Whitestown, New necessary for sinful man. Without York, who have formed themselves this mystery the convinced sinner can into a society for the purpose of aid. find no peace here, or hope for eterni. ing missionary labours in the new set. ty. To the law and testimony; if we tlements of our country, by the name speak not according to these, it is he. of The Female Charitable Society of cause there is no light in us. We
Whitestown; and, as the first proof leave these sentiments with you! we
of their pious benevolence, have col. appeal to your consciences ! we call lected and contributed to the funds of on the churches to defend the com- the Hampshire Missionary Society, mon salvation with the temper of the for the purpose of promoting mis gospel. Many of them are the posteri. sions, the sum of $110. To this in ty of those, who for the same pre. formation, which inust be pleasing to cious truths, left their native homes, the friends of Jesus, let me subjoin ant braved the terrors of the deep, and extract of a letter, written by a mot. settled in a country then inhabited by thy minister in the District of Maine, savages. We pray that the spirit, to a member of the Hampshiré Mis. they felt, may influence their descen- sionary Society, dants, and all who belong to our Zion, Extract. From sober report, May great grace, mercy and peace be the presence of God, I conclude, acmultiplied into all such, and all companied your missionaries, when believers every where, from God our they were here, and in other places Father, and Jesus Christ our Sa. also. I feel a degree of thankfulness piour. AMEN.
to God that he has been pleased to
favour you with such missionaries, JONAS COE, Moderator.
as you have sent into Maine. They are an honour to your Society. They comfort & rejoice the hearts of God's poor people, who are sad and solitary, and elestitute in the wilderness.
"I observe in the Report of the The specific object of the Associa. Trustees of your Society for August, tion is expressed in their circular 1805, this entertaining period, • Total letter. from Female Association, $278 88.' “We humbly hope, we in some. When the condescending God order measure feel the magnitude of the ob. ed the erection of a tabernacle, that ject, which is, the advancement of the he might dwell among his people, the cause of the dear Redeemer. This sacred story is this; And all the wo we would endeavour to promote by mnes that were wise hearted did spin with contributing to the support of faithful their hands, and brought that which missionaries, who are sent to break they had spun, both of blue and of pur, the bread of life to those who are des. ple and of scarlet and of fine linen. And titute of the ordinary means of grace, all the women, whose heart stirred them which we so richly enjoy. up in wisdom, spun goat's hair. Three “ We bave recently been told, by thousand years have now elapsed missionaries returning from distant since this piece of history was re parts of our country, of persons who corded by an amanuensis of the Holy have come to them, and with tears in Spirit; since which time there has their eyes assured them, they had not nothing of the kind come to my heard a sermon for fourteen years beknowledge more pleasing, and more fore ; and who, taking them affecsimilar to this piece of ancient histo tionately the hand, have invoked y, than the efforts of the Female the blessing of Heaven on their heads, Association in Hampsbire county to
and on the heads of those charitable build, enlarge, and ornament the tah. persons, whose compassionate hearts emacle of the glorious Redeemer, the had moved them to commiserate their charck of the living God, the pillar and unhappy condition, and to send the fround of the truth. May they never word of life and salvation to their per- . be weary in well doing ; for they shall ishing souls." Au due season reap, if they faint not.” May“ the blessing of many ready to
Q. perish” come upon this Society; and
others of their sex, more liberally fa. To the foregoing, the Editors think voured with the bounties of Provi. proper to add the following particu- dence, when they shall read the above, lors of the Female Society above be excited to i go and do likewise." mentioned, from their Constitution and Circular Letter. This Society was formed in Septem. ber last, at Whitestown, which, twenty years ago, was a wilderness. The members of this institution, believ. TO HIS CORRESPONDENT IN BOS. ing that a portion of the bounties of Providence can be applied in no better way than in administering to the
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A
CRNTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1806. spiritual necessities of their fellow Sir, Sreatures, and convinced of the utility and importance of missionaries, by I SUBJOIN an extract of a letter whose benevolent exertions the glad received by Dr. Stoughton, of this tidings of redemption are carried to city, from Mr. Carey, dated at Calcut. multitudes, who are perishing for ta, the 25th Oct. 1805. “The third lock of knowledge ; and wishing to volume of the Bible, from Job to Canco-operate with such societies, by ticles inclusive, is published. The contributing their mite towards the second edition of the New Testament advancement of so good a cause, as
will be out in about a month. The
prophets are begun, and we intend to The Society is under the manage. begin printing the bistorical books ment of six"Trustees, who choose from Joshua forwards in a few weeks. their Treasurer to receive the mo The gospel by Matthew is printed nies subscribed, and to keep their
ac. (nearly) in the Mahratta language ; counts and records. Each subscriber nearly the whole New and some parts in to pay one dollar annually to the of the Old Testament are translated
into that language, that of the Oris
sociated for that purpose.
se, the Hindostanne, and Persian. Scriptures into the seven languages The gospels in Hindostanne, and of India. Matthew in Persian, are printed for The mission last year was strengththe college at another press. We ened by the accession of four missiohave some more extensive plans for naries from England by the way of translations in contemplation, if God this country. This year two more prosper us."
have been conveyed directly from In a pamphlet, entitled, "Period. England; but no information is yet ical Accounts relative to the Baptist received of their arrival. The LonMissionary Society," I find the foldon Missionary Society, in the last lowing : “ We are forwarding the year, also, dispatched six missiona. translating and printing of the Scrip- ries, who all arrived safely at Madras. tures as fast as possible. The third Three of these were settled in Ceyvolume of the Bible is finished. We lon, two at Vizagapatam, and one have almost got through the second at Tranquebar. Two more arrived edition of the New Testament; we after these, from the same Society, want it much, as we have not a single whose destination was for Surat. copy of the first cdition lett." Thus the enemy's kingdom, in that
Subsequent to these advices, there dark corner of the earth, is invested can be no doubt but considerable pro- on many sides. gress has been made in this all With this you will receive a copy important work, and if the Lord of the gospel by Matthew in the please to spare the lives of his ser- Mahratta language, and if you think vants, now engaged in the translations it will be useful to promote the laud. and printing, and open the hearts of able work you have in hand, I can his people to furnish pecuniary aid, procure and will forward a copy of there is every reason to hope, that a the New Testament and Pentateuch few years will produce translations in Bengalee. and publications of the whole of the
List of New Publications.
A Discourse before the Society rine Society there. By Jolm Mur. for propagating the Gospel among the ray. A M. pastor of said church. Indians and others in North Ameri. Reprinted. Newburyport. E. W. Alca, delivered November 6, 1806. By len. December, 1806. Thomas Barnard, D. D. minister of A Sermon, delivered by Ezra Stiles the north church in Salem. . Charles. Ely, on the first Sabbath after his ortown. Samuel Etheridge. 1806.
dination, Hartford. Lincoln and A Sermon, delivered Sept. 14, Gleason. 1806. 1806, at the interment of Mrs. Rachel An account of the Massachusetts Smith, relict of the late Hon. Thomas Society, for promoting Christian Smith, Esq. who died Sept. 12, in the knowledge. Published by order of 74th year of her age. By Henry the Society. Cambridge, W. Hil. Lincoln, minister of the Congrega. liard. 1806.
pp. 44. tional church in Falmouth, Barnsta- An account of the Massachusetts
Boston. E. Lincoln. State Prison. Containing a descrip 1806.
tion and plan of the edifice; the law, The happy voyage completed, and regulations, rules and orders; with a the sure anchor cast. A Sermon, view of the present state of the Insti. occasioned by the universally lament. tution. By the Board of Visitors. ed death of Capt. Jonathan Parsons, Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. who departed this life at sea, Dec, Dec. 1806. 29, 1784, in the 50th year of his age : Christianity Displayed, or a rationpreached at the Preshyterian church al view of the great Scripture docin Newburyport, February 27, 1785. trine of Redemption' and Şalvation, Published at the request of the Ma. through Jesus Christ-together with
some practical observations. By a vol. Philadelphia. W. W. Wood. Citizen of Baltimore. 8vo. 25 ward. These vols. complete the Old
Testament. The fourth and last, Charity recommended from the so- which contains the New Testament, cial state of man. A Discourse, de- will be finished in the spring. livered before the Salem Female Anferican Annals ; or, a Chrono. Charitable Society, September 17, logical History of America from its 1806. By Rev. John Prince, LL. D. Discovery in 1492 to 1806. In two 8vo. pp. 39. Salem. Joshua Cushing. volumes. By Abiel Holmes, D. D.
A Discourse, delivered at Still. A. A. S. S. H. S. minister of the first water, before the members of Mont church in Cambridge. Vol. II. gomery Lodge, August 12, 1806. By Cambridge. W. Hilliard. David Butler, Rector of St. Paul's Horæ Paulinæ ; or, the truth of the Church, Troy, and of Trinity Church, scripture history of St. Paul evinced Larsinburgh. 8vo. pp. 24. Troy, by a comparison of the epistles which NY, Wright, Goodenow, and bear his name with the Acts of the Stockwell
Apostles, and with one another. By A Sermon, preached July 13, 1805, William Paley, D. D. Cambridge. at the funeral of Mrs. Lydia Fisk, W. Hilliard. 1806. late consort of the Rev. Elisha Fisk, pastor of the church in Wrentham. By Nathanael Emmons, D. D. pastor PROPOSED BY SUBSCRIPTION. of the church in Franklin. Dedham. H. Mann. August, 1805.
A Theological Dictionary, contain. The Life of God in the Soul of ing definitions of all religious terms: Man ; or, the nature and excellency a comprehensive view of every artiof the Christian Religion. By Henry cle in the system of divinity; an imScougal, A. M. To which are pre- partial account of all the principal de.' fixed, memoirs of the author. Bos. nominations, which have subsisted in ton. E. Lincoln.
the religious world, from the birth of A Discourse, delivered next Lord's Christ to the present day; together day after the interment of Deacon with an accurate statement of the Peter Whiting, who departed this most remarkable transactions and life, December 9, 1805, in the 60th events recorded in ecclesiastical his. year of his age. By Nathanael. Em. tory. By Charles Buce. Philadelmons, D. D. pastor of the church in phia. W. W. Woodward. Franklin. Providence. Heaton and A complete system of Geography, Williams.
ancient and modern, in 6 volumes An Oration, pronounced at Little. 8vo. By James Playfair, D. D. ton, July 4, 1806, the 31st anniversary Principal of the United College of of American Independence. By Ed. St. Andrew's ; Historiographer to mund Foster, A. M. minister of the his Royal Highness the Prince of gospel at Littleton. Cambridge. Wales; F.R.S. F. A.S. Edinburgh; Hilliard. 1806.
and author of “ A system of ChroThe Death of Legal Hope, and the nology." Philadelphia. J. Watts. Life of Evangelical Obedience. An Collins, Perkins, & Co. of New essay on Gal. ii. 19. Shewing that York, propose to put immediately to while a sinner is in the law, as a cov. press, a new and valuable work, enenant, be cannot live to God in the titled French Homonysms, or a colperformance of duty : and that the lection of words, similar in sound, but moral law is immutable in its nature, different in meaning or spelling. By and of perpetual use, as the rule of John Martin, professor of languages a believer's conduct. By Abraham in New York. Booth. 12mo. pp. 84. Boston. The Era of Missions. By William Manning & Loring:
Staughton, D. D. pastor of the First Scott's Family Bible, vols. I, 11, & Baptist Church, Philadelphia. III.
Price to subscribers $6 per
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