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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

10 00 A contribution from the town of Stock.

bridge
From a female friend of missions in
Stockbridge

4 00
A contribution from the town of Rich-
mond

22 52 Aug 24. From a female friend of missions in Williamstown

10 00 Sept. I. From the Rev. Alyan Hyde, being the

profits arising from the sale of the

Arst volume of the Panoplist 21 35 9. From Dea. Elisha Bradley, a donation 6 00 IS. From a friend of missions

12 00 16. A contribution froin the town of Green River

S 59 & 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

13 70
From Mr. Jeremiah Minklee, a donation I 00
From Mr. Timothy Barns, a donation I 00
Prom Mr. Azariah Clark, a donation I 00
A contribution from the town of
Washington

7 00 Nov. 17. From Mr. Eben. I. Leavenworth, col

lected on a mission
From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donation TOO
From Rev. Alvan Hyde, being the

profits arising from the sale of Vin.
cat's Explanations of the Cate.

chison
21. From sundry members, for their annu.

al dues and entrance money, from
the 12th Sept. 1804, and at vari.
vus times, to this date

172 00

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1170 87

The number, and amount of books received since 12th of Sept. 1804, and which now remain in the Treasury, viz. Teb. 18, 1806. Received from the town of Pitts

field, 1 Bible, at 87 cts. ; i 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 du.

nation from a gentleman in Boston, viz. 31-2 dozen Bibles, at 8 $0 per doz 29 75 41-4 dozen Testamento, at 4.00

17 00 6 Primers

00 25 31-2 dozen Dialogues, at 075

2 62 Transportation charged in the bill to Mr. Allen

041

Sept. 17. Paid Rev. Alyan Hyde for postage of

letters sent to him, as Secretary of
the Society

I 25
Oct. 23. Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for the expense

of printing the Society's address 14 OO 29. Paid Res, Nathaniel Turner in advance of a mission

80 O
Jan. 8, Paid Rev. Joseph Avery the balance due
1806. to hina for 12 weeks missionary ser-

vices in the western counties of the
state of New York.

36 00 28. Paid Rev. Asaph Morgan for 8 weeks

missionary services, in the north

western counties of Vermont 48 00 April 15. Paid Mr. Jeremiah Osborn the sum due

to him for 8 weeks missionary ser-
vices in the county of Luzerne

48 00 29. Paid Rev. Nathaniel Turner the balance

due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northwestern
ties of Vermont

16 00
May 29. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth in
advance of a mission

36 00 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

O 75
Paid Rev. Enos Bliss, in advance of a
mission

20 00 Nov. 17. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth the

balance due to him for 12 weeks mis-
sionary services in the nortbeasterly
parts of Pennsylvania

36 OO

coun.

18 33

Total paid out 704 47 Balance in the Treasury, Nov. 17, 1806 406 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.
Treasurer.
Rev. Altan Hyde, Secretary.
Rey. OLIVER A YER, Clerk.

Trustees.
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 Nve, Rev. Daniel Collins.
Hon. Timothy EDWARDS, Esq.

Auditor.
The next annual meeting of the So-
ciety 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 occa-
sion, and in case of his failure, Rev,
Jonathan Nash of Middlefield.

Total value of books 52 78 Monies paid by order of the Trustees, since Septem*

ber 12, 1804. Oct. 23, Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan, the balance 1804. due to him for 14 weeks missionary D. c. services

36 00 Dec. 21. Paid Rev. Benj. Wooster the balance

due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northern counties of
Vermont

49 14
Jun. 17, Paid Rev. John Morse for 8 weeks mis.
1805. sionary services in the county of
Columbia, and its vicinities

48 00 April & Paid Res. Samuel Fuller for 12 weeks

missionary services in the counties of
Cayuga, Ontario and their vicinities

72 00
13. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer in advance of a
mission

25 oo June 14. Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, for 14

weeks missionary services in the

counties of Luzerne and Wayne 84 00 Augs. Paid Rev. Joseph Avery in advance of a mission

36 00 Vol. II. No. 10.

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FOREIGN

promising, several of them being able EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. to read both Turkish and English ; that

This society has lately publish the prejudices of the surrounding na. ed its annual report, containing tives are not so violent as formerly; and a view of the progress of their that even some of the Edendis are beaffuirs during the last year. An come friendly, and seem to wish well occurrence of considerable impor- to their cause. The Russian Govtarce to their mission in Tartary, ernment has made them a grant of which has recently taken place, is thus land, and annexed to the grant cerrelateri. “ When the state of our tain important privileges. A tract funds had put it out of the power of the against Mohammedism has been missionaries to redeem any more of printed by the missionaries in their the native youths, the providence press at Karass. It is written of God, in a very extraordinary man. in Arabic, and the typography is ner, sent them, free of cost, from a remarkably well executed. The distant part of Tartary, above forty tract makes a great stir among the children, to be educated in the Christ- Moslems. Mr. Brunton has made ian faith. They are of a tribe of considerable progress in translating Kirghisian Tartars, of both sexes, and the Scriptures into the language of from five to fifteen years of age. In the country. To this object he has detheir native country, they were, to hu- voted much of his time and attenman appearance, placed beyond the tion; and he thinks that he has sucreach of the means of grace; but ceeded in making such a translation HE who says, “ I will bring my sons as will be understood, not only by the from far, and my daughters from the Turks, but also by the Tartars. All the ends of the earth,” compelled their the missionaries, and some even of the tribe, under the pressure of famine, to Eftendis, are anxious to have it printoffer their children to the Emperor ed, but this cannot be done without a as the price of bread; and induced new font of Arabic types; and in the his counsellors to present a portion of present exhausted state of the societhem to the missionaries at Karass, to ty's fund it is doubtful whether they be educated under their eye, in the can engage in this great and necesChristian religion.

sarily expensive work. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, The minutes of the annual conferand his ways past finding out.” ence of the Methodist preachers late Would it have been proper for the in connexion with Mr. Wesley,repremissionaries to have declined the of- sent the numbers in their societies te fer because they had not the approba. be as follows : tion of the society ? Would it have In Great Britain...

.110,803 been proper for the society, after they In Ireland..

23,773 received information, to have censur

Gibraltar... ed their conduct in accepting so sin- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, gular a gitt ? Certainly not. They and Newfoundland....... 1,418 are the Children of Providence. West Indies, Whites.... 1,775 Godhas said, “Take these children and Coloured people, &c..13,165 educate them for me, I will give you

14,940 your wages:' and it is hoped that the United States. Whites...95,629 friends of religion will not suffer the Coloured people, &c..24,316 missionaries to want the means of

-119,945 feeding and clothing them, and of bringing them up the wurture and

270,919 admonition of the Lord.”

Still later accounts, we understand, Extract from an address to the Christ. have been received from Karass, from ians in the Prussian States. which it appears that the missionary “ In that highly favoured country settlement is healthy; that the bap. where, for a considerable time past, tized natives conduct themselves in a manner that accredits their profes. * A copy of the tract has been sent to sion ; that their young people are very one of the Editors of the Panoplist.

METHODIST CONFERENCE.

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BIBLE SOCIETY.

the spirit of active Christian charity with spiritual blessings in heavenly has been awakened, and a fire kindled places, and at the same time in greatby the Lord, which already shines in- er or less degrees with temporal to the remotest parts of the earth. In goods, aid us by your active concurthe powerful kingdom of Great Brit- rence in performing this work of love. ain, a society has been formed con- Enable us by your charitable contri. sisting of Christians of all ranks and butions, both small and great (for religious denominations, for the lau- the smallest gift derives worth from dable purpose of propagating the the intention of the .giver, and beword of God, to the utmost of their comes, by God's blessing, great) to power, by cheap distribution among sow the good seed of God's word in the poor."

abundance. Let us do good to all [Here follows an extract from the men, but chiefly to those of the housefirst Report of the British and Foreign hold of faith. (Gal. vi. 9.)” Bible Society. ]

The above-mentioned address bav. “ No fire burns upon the altar of the ing been enclosed in a letter to his Lord, without spreading its flames Prussian Majesty soliciting his graaround. This fire has also extended cious protection, he returned the folits flames. The zeal of Christians in lowing answer : England has also infused itself into “ It is with real satisfaction that I the hearts of Christians in Germany. discover, from your letter of the 7th

“ Already in the German Empire of February, and the enclosed address, a society has been formed, actuated the laudable endeavours of the Prusby the same spirit and for the same sian Bible Society for the gratuitous purpose as that in England. In the and cheap distribution of the Bible to Prussian states also there is still room the poor of my dominions; and whilst for sowing the good seed of the I render justice to your particular word. They still contain districts merit in promoting such an useful inwhere, in the houses of many Protes- stitution, I transmit to you at the same tant families, the precious Bible is tine 20 Frederick's d'or, as an addition sought in vain.

to its funds. I am your gracious King, “ Christians in our Prussian coun

“FREDERIC WILLIAM." try! who have been favoured by God

(To be continued.)

Literary Jntelligence.

GREAT BRITAIN.

occurred to him, last autumn, at The Rev. Dr. Playfair, Principal Cheltenham. Meeting a woman with of the College of St. Andrew's, has a child, whose face was shockingly published his proposals for a Com- disfigured by eruption, he inquired plete System of Geography, Ancient the cause, and was told, that the child and Modern. It is to consist of six had been inoculated, twelve months back, volumes in Quarto, each vol. contain: with the Cow-Pox; and had been, in ing upwards of 700 pages, price two consequence, in that state, ever since ! guineas, accompanied by 50 large Determined to investigate the fact, sheet maps.

The first volume will he waited on the mother, who assurappear as soon as a competent num- ed him that the child had never been inber of subscribers is obtained.

oculated at all, but that she intended A MSS. of the Gospel of St. John taking it to Dr. Jenner for that purpose, in Latin, but written on parchment in since the Cow-Pox inoculation had entireRoman characters mixed with Saxon, ly cured another of her children, which said to be 1,200 years old, has been had been afflicted with a similar eruplately exhibited to the Antiquarian tion. This, the Editors say, they un. Society, by the Rev. Mr. Milner. derstand has been since done ; and

Captain Macnamara, of the East the skin, as in the former instance, India Company's service, has publish, became, almost immediately after, ed in the Medical and Physical Journ. perfectly free from eruption; and al for August, the following circum. such instances, they add, are become stances respecting Vaccination, which familiar to them. Captain Macna

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mara justly observes, that had he it must be repeated three or four quitted Cheltenham without investi- times. gating this affair, he might have been immocently the cause of propagating a most wanton or malicious falsehood; The Teylerian Society at Haarlem while he might have asserted the case have proposed the following ques. to have fallen under his own observa- tions, as the subject of a prize Essay, tion.

to be adjudged on the 8th of April, The sale of the most popular periodi. 1807 :- i. In what does the difference cal works in France is said not to ex- between Natural and Revealed Religceed 500 copies, while that of the same on consist ? 2. Whether various publi. class of works in England varies cations have not appeared, at differ. from 1000 to 10,000. In Germany, ent times, which tend to obscure this 4000 copies are sold, it is said, of the difference, and to cause the advanJena Literary Gazette ; and nearly as tages possessed by Christianity over many of some other literary and sci- the Religion of Nature to be forgot. entific Journals.

ten? 3. Whether, in proportion as A new periodical work is just com. these writings are disseminated, and mencing, entitled The Literary Pano- the two Religions assimilated, in evrama, in monthly numbers, price 2s. ery point, to each other, the most fa. 6d., printed on extra royal paper. It tal effects may not be expected to rewill include a Review of books, chief. sult to Christianity, Morality, and ly foreign; a Register of Events ; the happiness of man? The prize and a Magazine of Varieties. · It is a gold medal of 400 florins in value. professes to comprise intelligence The essays must be written either in from the various districts of the Dutch, English, French, or Latin. United Kingdom ; the British con- The following remedy for stopping nexions in the East Indies, the West bleedings from the nose has been in Indies, America, Africa, Western universal use, say the editors of the Asia, and the Continent of Europe. Medical and Physical Journal, for

The flourishing state of the grand more than a hundred years, in the staple manufacture of this kingdom province of Frisia ; but was kept a may be estimated from the following profound secret, till Mr. Tjalingii, comparative view. In the West apothecary at Amsterdam, made its Riding of Yorkshire, in 1725, were composition public ; which is as fol. manufactured 26,671 pieces of broad lows.-R. Sacchari Saturni unciam cloth; in 1805, they amounted to unam, vitrioli Martis unciam semis, 300,237 pieces, making 10,079,256 seorsim terantur in mortaris vitrio, yards. Of narrow cloths, in 1738, adde spiritus vini uncias octo. M. there were 14,496 pieces manufac. Young persons, from ten to twelve tured ; and in 1605, they amounted years of age, are to take ten or to 165,847 pieces, making 6,193,317 twelve drops ; patients under twenty, yards.

fourteen or fifteen drops ; and grown persons, twenty drops ;- four times

each, in a spoonful of wine or brandy. The imperial printing establish- He has succeeded in the most obsti. ment at Paris employs 400 workmen, nate cases. By analogy, bę recombesides a number of women, who mends the same medicine for the fold and stitch the pamphlets and cure of hæmorrhages of all kinds; laws printed there.

particularly those of the uterus, M. Guyton gives the following as a which often prove very tedious. sure specific against contagion :- The literary productions of HolTake four ounces of salt, six grains land, including translations, were of manganese, water two ounces, and very numerous last year. On The. sulphuric acid two ounces. The ology they amounted to 130; besides manganese in powder is mixed with journals, which treat chiefly of divin. the salt in an earthen vessel, the ty, and a weekly paper, which conwater is then added, and afterwards tains but Biblical Dissertations, and the sulphuric acid. One fumigation is supported by many persons. On is sufficient, if the chamber be not medicine, physic, and natural histoinhabited; but if there be patients, ry, 114 works appeared.

FRANCE.

ITALY.

SPAIN.

on the coast of Malabar, for the pur. Don MICHAEL CABANELLAS, a pose of examining the ancient He. Spanish Physician, during the preve brew manuscripts preserved in the alance of the contagious distempers synagogue of the Jeu's at that place, which raged at Carthagena, shut him- “These manuscripts are represented self up, with 50 persons, in one of the to be of very high antiquity, being hospitals of that city, in order to prove supposed to contain that portion of the efficacy of acid fumigations. He the Scripture, which was written be. and his companions, among whom fore the dispersion of the Jews. A were two of his own children, actual- collation of them with the European ly slept in the beds where many pa- ' copies has been long desired by the tients had recently fallen victims to learned.” It was to solicit an exam. this dreadful disease ; without em- ination of these Hebrew manuscripts, ploying any other preservatives than that the late President Stiles ad the mineral acid fumigations, as di.

dressed a letter to Sir William rected by Mr. Guyton ; after being Jones, in the year 1794. Before the thus strictly confined, the whole 51 President's letter reached India, this persons came out in perfect health. great oriental scholar had deceased ; The king of Spain has, in conse- but it was read to the Asiatic Socie. quence, conferred suitable rewards ty, and was to be answered by Sir on all who thus exposed themselves John Shore, (Lord Teignmouth) for the service of the state, and the its President, when the necessary reinterests of humanity,

searches should have been made. The early return of Sir John Shore

to England was inauspicious to this An errontion of Mount Vesuvius design, as well as to the general in. has recently taken place, exceeding terests of oriental literature. It is any thing of the kind within the mem- gratifying, however, to find, that the ory of man. The summit of the object is still kept in view, and that it mountain is torn to pieces ; and the was likely to be prosecuted by Dr. rim of the crater is quite altered. Buchanan; whose established literary In consequence of the number of fis- character, and distinguished zeal in sures, it is thought that a whole side the cause of oriental learning, are a of the mountain will fall in. About sufficient pledge for the fidelity of the a hundred dwelling houses and es. investigation. tates have been ruined; with large

UNITED STATES. tracts of vineyard ground, cornfields, Noah WEBSTER, Esq. so well &c. The volcano is not yet quiet.* The known in the literary world by his la. subterranean noises dreadful. bours to improve the English lan, Flashes of lightning are, from time to guage, and to facilitate an accurate time, emitted from clouds of smoke. knowledge of it, we understand is Great apprehensions are entertained, now engaged and far advanced in the that Torre del Greco may share the arduous and expensive undertaking, fate of Herculaneum. A part of its of compiling a complete Dictionary of streets have been already inundated the English language ; but informs with the lava, which the inhabitants the public that he has not the means have removed with incredible labour to prosecute it entirely at his own ex. and fatigue. Still the stream con- pense. He has invited to his assist. tinues to run very near the place ; and ance the instructors of the principal the inhabitants are deterred from seminaries in the United States, and leaving their houses, through fear of has already received the patronage of injury by the glowing cinders dis. the faculties of Yale, Princeton, Dart. charged from the mountain. A great mouth, Williamstown, and Middlebu. quantity of ashes has also fallen in ry Colleges. In accomplishing an Naples.

Ch. Ob. object of such magnitude and im.

are

portance, for which Mr. W. from na. We are happy to learn that the ture and habit is peculiarly fitted, and Rev. Dr. Claudius Buchanan, provost which may prove both honorary and of the college of Fort William, was advantageous to our country, we trust the last year to proceed to Cochin, every literary institution, and erery August, 1806.

man of science will cheerfully lend

EAST INDIES.

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