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coming prejudice. But one image is presented to the eye, and that is liberality. Her features, her attitude, her voice, her weapons, and her attire, are always the same. Her broad mantle covers the approach of the fiend, till the treacherous blow be given, and "truth fall in the streets." Certain it is, that such has been the ordinary course of those who have turned" away from the holy commandment delivered unto them." They began with a show of liberality, and ended in downright apostacy. Nor can there be a worse symptom of a professor of Christianity, than an anxiety to be accounted liberal on points of principle. It is an anxiety which Christ and his apostles never displayed. It is the mark of one with whom the 66 answer of a good conscience" is of less value than the breath of a passing compliment; one who loves the praise of men more than the praise of God."

THE THREE QUESTIONS.

BERNARD'S three questions are worth the asking ourselves, in any enterprise :-1. Is it it lawful? May I do it, and not sin? 2. Is it becoming me as a Christian? May I do it, and not wrong my profession? 3. Is it expedient? May I do it, and not offend my weak brother?

a pair of shoes not made to please his taste, the canon became furious, and killed him. The unhappy man left a widow, four daughters, and a son 14 years of age. They made their complaint to the Chapter; the canon was prosecuted, and condemned not to appear in the choir for a year. The young shoemaker having attained to man's estate, was scarcely able to get a livelihood, and overwhelmed with wretchedness, sat down on the day of a procession at the door of the cathedral of Seville, in the moment the procession passed by. Amongst the other canons, he perceived the murderer of his father. At the sight of this man, filial affection, rage and despair got so far the better of his reason, that he fell furiously upon the priest, and stabbed him to the heart. The young man was seized, convicted of the crime, and immediately condemned to be quartered alive. The king was then at Seville; and hearing of the particulars, determined to be himself the judge of the young man. When he proceeded to give judgment, he first annulled the sentence just pronounced, and after asking the young man what was his profession, I forbid you, said he, to make shoes for a year to Edin. Miss. Mag.

come.

ANECDOTE

OF PETER THE THIRD.

In the days of Peter the Third, a canon of the cathedral of Seville, affected in his dress, and particularly in his shoes, could not find a work man to his liking. An unfortunate shoemaker, to whom he applied after quitting many others, having brought him

The following lines of Cowper possess exquisite beauty, and are above all praise.

ADDRESS TO DEITY.

Thou art the source and centre of all minds,
Their only point of rest, ETERNAL WORD!
From thee departing, they are lost, and rove
At random, without honour, hope or peace.
From thee is all that soothes the life of man,
His high endeavour and his glad success,
His strength to suffer, and his will to serve.
But oh thou bounteous Giver of all good,
Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown!
Give what thou canst, without thee we are poor ;
And with thee rich, take what thou wilt away.

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THE subject of this book is highly interesting; as there is an essential difference between the scheme which supposes God will put an endless difference between the righteous and the wicked, and that which promi ses salvation to all mankind. If the former be true, the latter is not only false, but pregnant with infinite mischief to the souls of men; and the cause of truth requires, that every lawful means should be used to expose the falsehood, and counteract the tendency of such a system.

This work is divided into four parts, each containing a number of letters.

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The general object of the first and second part is to show that the scheme, which denies all future punishment, and that which supposes a limited punishment hereafter, are made up of contradictions." p. 9th and 22d. From numerous quotations and the reasoning upon them, it appears with sufficient evidence, that each of those schemes is very inconsistent with itself, and involves many absurdities. It is thought, however, that the expression, "made up of contradictions," is too strong. A scheme may contain contradictions, and even many contradictions; yet not be made up of Contradictions.

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The professed design of the third part, beside answering objections, is to shew that the natural and proper meaning of everlasting, eternal, forever, forever and ever, and the original words from which they are translated, is endless duration.

The remarks and criticisms upon these terms appear to be just, and are sufficient to satisfy a candid inquirer after truth, that "they properly mean endless duration, and that this is their common and necessary import, as used in the holy Scriptures."

The objections urged by Universalists, are fairly and fully answered.

The author's principal object in the fourth part is to shew, that "the sufficiency of the atonement for the salvation of all is consistent with the final destruction of a part of mankind."

This is an important section, and deserves a careful perusal ; as the Universalists found some of their most specious arguments and objections upon the suppos→ ed inconsistency of these ideas. The author exhibits, in a clear and convincing light, the nature of the atonement, and also the consistency of God's leaving some men to final sin and ruin, with the doctrine, that the atonement opens a door of salvation for all.

What is said upon the second death, we think scriptural and pertinent.

There are defects in the style, which will be noticed by the critical reader; and some of the arguments, and answers to objections might, with advantage,

have been considerably contrac ed.

But this work, notwithstanding its defects, is far from being destitute of merit. It indicates strength of mind, and an intimate acquaintance with the sacred Scriptures. The reasoning is, generally, perspicuous and conclusive. And though little that is new can be expected

upon this subjcct, since the masterly and unanswerable publications of Drs. Edwards and Strong; yet, considering the prevalence of Universalism, and its dangerous tendency, we hesitate not to recommend this work to the attentive and prayerful perusal of those, who wish to know the truth upon a question, in which all are deeply interested.

Religious Intelligence.

DOMESTIC.

they had distributed in the new settlements about 200 books belonging to the Society, and brought back in contributions 851 87.

The Report of the Treasurer was also heard and accepted. The following is his report at large. A statement of the funds of the Congregational Missionary Society, originated in the counties of Berkshire and Columbia, and the expenditures of the same, from the 12th of Sept. 1804, to the 21st of Nov. 1806.

Account of the monies received by the Treasurer.

NINTH MEETING OF THE CON-
GREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SO-
CIETY IN THE COUNTIES ОР
BERKSHIRE AND COLUMBIA.

THE ninth annual meeting of the
Congregational Missionary Society,
in the counties of Berkshire and Co-
lumbia, was holden agreeably to ap-
pointment, at the meeting-house in
Richmond, Sept. 16, 1806; at the
opening of which a sermon was de-
livered by the Rev. Beriah Hotchkin,
from Matt. xvi. 18. "And I say also
unto thee, that thou art Peter; and
upon this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail Balance in the Treasury, Sept. 12th, 1804,
against it."

Sept. 18, A contribution from the Rev. Mr.
1804. Collin's Society in Lanesborough
From a friend of missions
From do.

24.06
2.00
I 00

do.

A contribution from Rev. Mr. Morse's
society at Green River

8 56

At this meeting the Society was encouraged to continue, and, if possi ble, to increase their exertions to spread the knowledge of the gospel, Oct. 24. Addition to the last contribution from by having opportunity to witness an addition to the body of several valuable members.

Pittsfield

I 10

*

25. From Mr. Asaph Morgan, collected on
a mission
Dec. 13. From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, collect
ed on a mission
& contribution from the town of Pitts-
field

8 35 18 00

D. C. 345 59

The Report of the Trustees, containing an account of their proceedings the last year, relative to the employment of missionaries, and the expenditure of monies, was exhibited to the Society and received their approbation. From this report it appears that the Trustees, during the year, had engaged eighty weeks of missionary service; that they had received returns from their missionaries of forty-four weeks of service, actually performed; that the missionaries who had made returns, had preached 268 sermons, besides attending many religious conferences, and making many family visits; that

12 29

21 IQ

From Rev. John Morse, collected on a
mission
Feb. II. A contribution from the town of
Windsor
20 34
April 8. From Rev. Samuel Fuller, collected on
a mission

From a female friend of missions
A contribution from the town of Lee
From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donation
June 14. From Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, collected
on a mission
Aug. 22. From a friend of missions

25 05
12.00
From do. do. in Williamstown ro ∞
Sept. 17. From
do.
do.
I ∞
A contribution from the town of Shef-
field
From Rev. Joseph Avery, collected on
a mission
A contribution from the town of Pitts
field
March 23. A contribution from the tows of San-
disfield
23 0

12 25

18 49

23.98

Jan. 12,
1805.

18.

23.
29.

Jan. 8,
1806.
Feb. 18.

31 35
S 00
23 33
1 00

April 15. A contribution from the town of Lee 25 70
From Mr. Jeremiah Osborn, col-
lected on a mission
30 58
29. From Rev. Nathaniel Turner, collected
on a mission

Sept. 17. Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for postage of
letters sent to him, as Secretary of
the Society
Oct. 23. Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for the expense
of printing the Society's address
29. Paid Rev. Nathaniel Turner in advance
of a mission

10 00

A contribution from the town of Stock-
bridge

86 03

From a female friend of missions in
Stockbridge

4 00

A contribution from the town of Rich-
mond

22 52

From a female friend of missions in
Williamstown

10 00

Aug. 24. Sept. 1.

9.

From the Rev. Alvan Hyde, being the
profits arising from the sale of the
first volume of the Panoplist
From Dea. Elisha Bradley, a donation
From a friend of missions

21 35 6 00 12 00

Jan. 8,
1806.

Paid Rev. Joseph Avery the balance due
to him for 12 weeks missionary ser-
vices in the western counties of the
state of New York.

28. Paid Rev. Asaph Morgan for 8 weeks
missionary services, in the north-
western counties of Vermont
April 15. Paid Mr. Jeremiah Osborn the sum due
to him for 8 weeks missionary ser-
vices in the county of Luzerne
29. Paid Rev. Nathaniel Turner the balance
due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northwestern coun-
ties of Vermont

1 25

14. 00

80 00

36.00

48 00

15.

16.

A contribution from the town of Green
River

A contribution from the town of
Greenfield in the county of Green,
in the state of New-York
From the Rev. Oliver Ayer, collected
on a mission

A contribution from the town of West-
Stockbridge

From Mr. Jeremiah Minklee, a donation
From Mr. Timothy Barns, a donation
From Mr. Azariah Clark, a donation
A contribution from the town of
Washington

Nov. 17. From Mr. Eben. I. Leavenworth, col

lected on a mission

From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donation
From Rev. Alvan Hyde, being the
profits arising from the sale of Vin-
cent's Explanations of the Cate-

chism

21. From sundry members, for their annu-
al dues and entrance money, from
the 12th Sept. 1804, and at vari-
ous times, to this date

5 59

19 65

32 86

13 70

I 00

I ∞0

1 00

31-2 dozen Dialogues, at 075 Transportation charged in the bill to Mr. Allen

7.00

26 09
100

13.00

172 00 1170 87

Total

The number, and amount of books received since the 12th of Sept. 1804, and which now remain in the Treasury, viz.

Feb. 18, 1806. Received from the town of Pittsfield,

1 Bible, at 87 cts.; 1 Religious Life, I dol.; D. c. I Bible Dictionary, 88 cts. Total value 2 75 April 18. Received by the hand of Rev. Thomas

Allen, the following books, being a donation from a gentleman in Boston, viz. 8 so perdoz. 4 1-4den Testaments, at 4 00 6 Primers

3 I-2 dozen Bibles, at

29 75 17.00 00 25 2 62 O 41

Total value of books
52 78
Monies paid by order of the Trustees, since Septem
ber 12, 1804.
Oct. 25, Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan, the balance
1804. due to him for 14 weeks missionary
services
Dec. 21. Paid Rev. Benj. Wooster the balance
due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northern counties of
Vermont
49 14

Jan. 17, Paid Rev. John Morse for 8 weeks mis-
1805. sionary services in the county of
Columbia, and its vicinities
48 00
April 8. Paid Rev. Samuel Fuller for 12 weeks
missionary services in the counties of
Cayuga, Ontario and their vicinities 72.00
23. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer in advance of a
mission
June 14. Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, for 14
weeks missionary services in the
Counties of Luzerne and Wayne
84 00
Aug. 5. Paid Rev. Joseph Avery in advance of
36 00
Ooo

25.00

a mission

Vol. II. No. 10.

D. c.
36 00

May 29. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth in
advance of a mission

Sept. 16. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer the balance due
to him for 13 weeks missionary la
bours in the counties of Green and
Schoharie, and their vicinities
Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for the postage
of letters directed to him, as secre-
tary of the Society

Paid Rev. Enos Bliss, in advance of a
mission
Nov. 17. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth the
balance due to him for 12 weeks mis-
sionary services in the northeasterly
parts of Pennsylvania

Total paid out
Balance in the Treasury, Nov. 17, 1806

Treasurer.

Rev. ALVAN HYDE, Secretary.
Rev. OLIVER AYER, Clerk.
Trustees.

48 00

16 00

36 00

18 33

0 75

20 00

36 00

704 47 466 40

1170 87 WILLIAM WALKER, Treasurer.

Officers of the Society for the present

year.
Rev. STEPHEN WEST, D. D. Pre
sident.

Hon. TIMOTHY EDWARDS, Esq.
Vice-President.

Hon. WILLIAM WALKER,

Esq.

Rev. Stephen West, D. D. Hon.
Timothy Edwards, Esq. Rev. Ephraim
Judson, David Rossetter, Esq. Rev.
Alvan Hyde, William Walker, Esq.
Rev. David Perry, Obadiah Ward,
Esq. Rev. Samuel Shepard, Deacon
Levi Nye, Rev. Daniel Collins.
Hon. TIMOTHY EDWARDS, Esq.

Auditor.

The next annual meeting of the Society will be bolden at the meeting. house in Pittsfield, the third Tuesday in Sept. 1807, at 2 o'clock, P. M. Rev. Silas Churchill of New Lebanon, is appointed to preach on the occasion, and in case of his failure, Rev. Jonathan Nash of Middlefield.

promising, several of them being able
to read both Turkish and English; that
the prejudices of the surrounding na-
tives are not so violent as formerly; and
that even some of the Effendis are be-
come friendly, and seem to wish well
to their cause. The Russian Gov-
ernment has made them a grant of
land, and annexed to the grant cer-
tain important privileges. A tract
against Mohammedism has been
printed by the missionaries in their
It is written
press at Karass.
in Arabic, and the typography is
remarkably well executed. The
tract makes a great stir among the
Moslems. Mr. Brunton has made
considerable progress in translating
the Scriptures into the language of
the country. To this object he has de-
voted much of his time and atten-
tion; and he thinks that he has suc-
ceeded in making such a translation
as will be understood, not only by the
Turks, but also by the Tartars. All the
the missionaries, and some even of the
Effendis, are anxious to have it print-
ed, but this cannot be done without a
new font of Arabic types; and in the
present exhausted state of the socie-
ty's fund it is doubtful whether they
can engage in this great and neces-
sarily expensive work.

FOREIGN.

EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

An

THIS Society has lately publisheď its annual report, containing a view of the progress of their affairs during the last year. occurrence of considerable importance to their mission in Tartary, which has recently taken place, is thus related. "When the state of our funds had put it out of the power of the missionaries to redeem any more of the native youths, the providence of God, in a very extraordinary manner, sent them, free of cost, from a distant part of Tartary, above forty children, to be educated in the Christian faith. They are of a tribe of Kirghisian Tartars, of both sexes, and from five to fifteen years of age. In their native country, they were, to human appearance, placed beyond the reach of the means of grace; but HE who says, "I will bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth," compelled their tribe, under the pressure of famine, to offer their children to the Emperor as the price of bread; and induced his counsellors to present a portion of them to the missionaries at Karass, to be educated under their eye, in the Christian religion.

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out." Would it have been proper for the missionaries to have declined the of fer because they had not the approbation of the society? Would it have been proper for the society, after they received information, to have censured their conduct in accepting so singular a gift Certainly not. They are the Children of Providence. God has said, 'Take these children and educate them for me, I will give you your wages and it is hoped that the friends of religion will not suffer the missionaries to want the means of feeding and clothing them, and of bringing them up in the Larture and admonition of the Lord."

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METHODIST CONFERENCE.
The minutes of the annual confer-
ence of the Methodist preachers late
in connexion with Mr. Wesley, repre-
sent the numbers in their societies to
be as follows:

In Great Britain...
In Ireland....
Gibraltar......

.110,803 23,773

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Still later accounts, we understand, have been received from Karass, from which it appears that the missionary settlement is healthy; that the baptized natives conduct themselves in a manner that accredits their profession; that their young people are very

1,418

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,
and Newfoundland..
West Indies, Whites.... 1,775
Coloured people, &c..13,165

United States. Whites...95,629
Coloured people, &c..24,316

14,940

-119,945

270,919

BIBLE SOCIETY.

Extract from an address to the Christ-
ians in the Prussian States.
"In that highly favoured country
where, for a considerable time past,

A copy of the tract has been sent to one of the Editors of the Panoplist.

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