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nence, solemnity, and Christian of the matter, and in the propri. tenderness. On the whole we ety of the manner, far excels the cannot forbear saying, that this generality of sermons on simsermon, both in the importance ilar occasions.
The General Assembly of the Presby- With heartfelt pleasure the Assem. terian Church, at their annual sessions bly bear testimony to the charitable in May, are in the practice of receiving exertions made by some of their accounts of the state of Religion, froin churches, for the relief of the poor, the members representing the various and for the maintenance of the holy parts of their ecclesiastical jurisdiction, ministry. They rejoice to find that and of condensing and publishing these the ordinances of the gospel are, in accounts in the form of a Report. The general, attended with punctuality and following is their Report for May last. earnestness. They regret, however,
that in some particulars, they are com. The Assembly have heard with pelled to use the language of repre. pleasure, accounts from the east and hension. It is with pain they observe west, the north and south, proclaiming it to be the practice of too many, in the triumphs of the Redeemer, in the some of their churches, to attend di. extension and prosperity of his king- vine service only on one part of the day, dom in our country:
to the neglect or contempt of the reThe Assembly have received an maining part. Against this practice, impression of the most pleasing kind so injurious to the spiritual interests from the intelligence that there is, in of their people ; so entirely inconsistalmost every quarter, a general, and in cnt with the Christian character and some parts of our church, an increased privileges, they think it no more than attention to the public worship of God: their duty solemnly to protest. And that there exists a spirit of inquiry in they do most affectionately beseech regard to religious truth, and a more ali who are conscious of delinquency general conviction that the power of in this respect, no longer to withhold godliness is necessary to stamp val. from God any portion of that time, ue on its form.
which he hath specially consecrated to Associations for prayer and reading his own service. the holy Scriptures, have, it appears,
We live at a time when it becomes been the means frequently blessed by a duty peculiarly incumbent, to “conGod, to preserve the very existence of tend earnestly for the faith once deliv. religion, in places destitute of the ered to the saints.” It will, however, preaching of the gospel, and the full be remembered, that the sacred cause administration of its ordinances. of truth can never be promoted by Such associations have happily pre- angry controversy, or railing accusa. pared the people for the labours of the tion. It is therefore recommended pious missionary, who thus came up- to the churches, to vindicate the truth, on ground, as it were, already broken not only by sound and temperate dis. up, and profitably scattered the good cussion, but also and especially, by the seed of the word.
manifestation of its sanctifying and The Assembly have also heard with transforming power over the life and great satisfaction, that the catechising conversation; and by evincing, that, of children and others, has, in certain “ the like mind is in us which was in parts of our church, been practised Christ Jesus our Lord.” with more than ordinary care, and It should ever be recollected, that with that desirable success, which error in doctrine hath a native tenden, may ever be expected to follow a suit. cy to produce immorality in practice ; able regard to this most important du. and therefore, that we should not be
carried about by every wind of doc. ,
trine. Let us prave all things, and The Assembly beseech all their hold fast that which is good. This people to bear in mind, that if they caution, it is hoped, will be received allow themselves to abandon the un. with attention and solemnity, inas. erring guidance of God's written much as the church has been of late word, they will inevitably become the invaded by errors which strike at the prey of ignorance, superstition and very foundation of our faith and hope, fanaticism. “Budily exercise profits such as the deņial of the Godhead, eth little.” The mind sown with the and atonement of the blessed Re. seed of the word; the soul renewed deemer, the subjection of holy Scrip- by the Holy Spirit; these profit ; ture to the most extravagant impulses these entitle a man to the character of the heart of man. These and other of being truly religious : and whatsoerrors of a dangerous nature, have ever has not a tendency to cherish been industriously, and, alas! that and promote true religion, is incon. the Assembly should be constrained stant as the wind, and light as the to add, in some portions of our coun
chaff it scatters. try, too successfully disseminated. The assembly are happy to add,
It is believed that in the revivals of that their observations on the proslate years, many have been added to perity of the church, and the favour. the church of such as shall be saved. able position of religious affairs gene. Many, who, stedfast in the Christian rally, were not meant to be confined life, seek to adorn the doctrine of to the presbyteries under their care : God their Saviour in all things. For they comprehend also the state of this, let the Giver of every good, and things within the bounds of the Geng every perfect gift, be praised. These eral Association of Connecticut, and happy subjects of divine grace are among the Congregational churches exhorted to "hold fast that, which they in the state of Vermont, where the have received, that no man take their interests of Christ's kingdom appear crown;" to “be faithful unto death, to prosper. that they may obtain a crown of life.” On the whole, they commend their
But as it has often occurred, in for- beloved people to the grace of God, mer periods of the church, so there is praying the great Head of the reason to believe, it has happened church to vouchsafe to them yet far. with respect to these effusions of the ther days of refreshing from his Spirit's gracious influences. Trans presence. Exalted Redeemer, “pour formed into an angeloflight, the enemy water on the thirsty ; floods of water of souls hath endeavoured to mar the upon the dry ground ; thy Spirit on glorious display of divine operations, our seed, and thy blessing on our by inciting to the most absurd and offspring ; that they may grow up as extravagant outrages upon Christian grass, and as willows by the water sobriety and decorum.
FOREIGN. MANGOURIT, the last year, pub- have here, as erery where else, a comlished at Paris, “ Travels in Hanorer, mercial disposition. In the great cit, in the years 1803, 1904.". Among ies they are bankers; in the villages other informatioirof value, is the fol- many of them are butchers; their lowing, viz. That only two religions children partake in the advantages of are known in Hanover, Judaism, and public instruction. There are a few Christianity, which latter is divided Catholics in Hanover; they were into the Catholic, the Calvinist, and twenty times more numerous, a centu. the Lutheran persuasions. Before the ry ago. They have adopted the reunion of Osnaburgh with the Electo. ligion of the prince. Calvinism is rate, the Jews were the most numero scarcely ever mentioned in Hanover. ous body after the Lutherans. They Lutheranism prevails throughout the
Electorate. The Elector is the chief promulgate principles subversive of of this persuasion ; in his absence, the truth itself. Wieland even thinks second minister, who presides in the that departed spirits know nothing of Consistory, inspects the other sects. their former relations and affections. The whole of the ecclesiastical estab. In medio tutissimus. That the de. lishment announces the prevalence of parted spirit should associate itself toleration. It is true, that the Lu- with the affairs of this life would imtheran ministers receive part of the ply a very imperfect separation from incomes formerly appropriated to the its earthly residence. On the other Catholics, but the destination of the band, to suppose that it should have benefactions is not changed, though recollection whatever of the communicated by different hands. “deeds done in the body,” amounts The salaries of these ministers are to a denial fof the retribution justly respectable but
moderate ; and due to virtue and vice ; a sense of the clergy, in general, is most favour, which seems to be almost instinctive ably and honourably spoken of by this in the human mind, which the wiser traveller, who commends their atten- heathen admitted and expected, and tion to study, their' manners, their which is one of the
very 'foundations simplicity, and their attachment to of Christianity. their country. The University of Got- A Military Almanack for 1805, with tingen, and other public literary estab. plates. 12mo. has been published at lishments, are supported partly by the Berlin. former revenues of certain great bene- This work offers, among other artifices, dow secularized, and partly by cles, a report on the new organization other Romish endowments, now sup- of the Austrian army, and its present pressed.
state. The following enumeration is Among the literary productions founded on correct authorities. of Germany, which have lately excited
Men. general attention, is a work recently Infantry of the line
207,278 published in Leipzig by Dr. John Infantry in garrison
6,332 Charles Woetzel; in which he af- Light Infantry
56,988 firms very positively, that his departed Cavalry
34,705 wife has twice appeared to him. The Artillery
14,569 first time, he says, was during the night; the second in open day-light,
Total 319,872 when he was perfectly awake. He The author also communicates in. says, she spoke to him in an audible formation on the condition and organvoice. The author brings philosophi. ization of the Russian army, in its cal arguments in proof of the possibil. present state. He calculates its ity of such a fact. He published this amount at 425,000 men: whereas work at first without his name, but Storch, who appears to have obtained being publicly called on to avow him
estimates, gives self, he obeyed, and added “Further 493,000, for its true total. This work Explanations,” in a second pamphlet. contains other articles interesting to On a subject like this, opponents were military men : with plates and a map. to be expected of course. Among Tyroler Almanack: The Ty. these are enumerated, 1st. Canalich's rol Almanack for 1805. Among Thoughts respecting the human soul, other information, as well historical as its existence and appearance after local, this number states the popular death. Leipzig. 1805. 2d. Chel. tion of the Tyrol, including the bishopmuth's Epistle to Dr. W. relative to rics of Trent and Brixen, at 686,466 his wife's appearing, &c. 3d. Wie. inhabitants in the year 1804. land's Euthanasia, three dialogues, on The city of Lindau was ceded to existence after death, &c.
Austria in that year. All these authors insist that Dr. W. was partly deceived by others, Essay on the Sclavonian inhabitants of partly deluded by his own imagination. the Austrian monarchy. By Jo.. They adduce arguments from moral seph Rohrer. and natural philosophy, in opposition Under the general name of Sclaves, to his hypothesis, and, indeed, are led or Sclavonians, the author includes by the impulse of their opposition, to Morlachians, Croates, Sclavoniana
Wendescans, Mazaracians, Gora- 14,115,071. The Sclavonians of the Jians, Hanacians, Copaniezars, and county of Arre, furnish the most Czechs. Most of these reside in the portly grenadiers of the Austrian ar. mountainous parts; are of robust iny. They have some industry: but constitutions, and capable of support much remains to be done to render ing the fatigues of military duty. their civilization complete. Their whole number is estimated at
List of Dew Publications. Precious Truth; or, some points dissolution of his pastoral relation ta in gospel doctrine vindicated; in a the First Church of Christ in Hing, series of letters addressed to Chris. ham, and removal to the office of Pro. tians of every denomination. By fessor of Divinity in the university at
Rev. John Anderson. To which is Cambridge, Boston. E. Lincoln, · added, “The stone rolled away,” a The three first volumes of the life sermon. Pittsburgh. Zadok Cramer. and pontificate of Leo the tenth.
An Inaugural Oration, delivered at By William Roscoe. 8vo. pp. 1st the Author's Installation, as Boylston vol. 464 ; 2d vol. 422 ; 3d vol. 460, professor of rhetoric and oratory, Philadelphia. Lorenzo Press of E. at Harvard university, in Cambridge, Bronson. Massachusetts. By John Quincy Letters from Europe, during, a Adams. Boston, 1806. Munroe and tour through Switzerland and Italy, Francis.
in the years 1801 and 1802. Written A discourse, occasioned by the by a native of Pennsylvania. In two death of Thomas Allen, jun. Esq. volumes. Philadelphia. A. Bartram, one of the representatives of the and T. Dobson. 1805. town of Pittsfield in the General
A sermon, preached before the Court of the Commonwealth of Mas. Massachusetts Missionary Society, at sachusetts, who died in Boston, their annual meeting in Boston, May March 22, 1806. By Thomas Allen, 28, 1805. By Paul Litchfield, A. M. A. M. pastor of the church in Pitts- Salem. Joshua Cushing, field. 8vo. Pittsfield. P. Allen. Sacred and profane history epito
Letters addressed to the editor of mized; with a continuation of mod. “a collection of the essays on the ern history to the present time. To subject of Episcopacy, which origi- which is added, an account of the nally appeared in the Albany Centi. feudal system, the crusades, chiral: mel, with additional notes and re- ry, the reformation and the revival of marks.” Albany. Backus and Whitlearning By Benjamin Tucker. ing
Philadelphia. Jacob Johnson. A sermon delivered on the last A new year's sermon, delivered at Thanksgiving, at Washington, Mass. Duxborough, by the pastor of the By W. G. Ballantine, A. M. Stock- church in that place. 1806. bridge.
A syllabus of the history of Eng-, A discourse on sacred music, de- land ; to which is appended, a tour livered before the Esser Musical through the southern parts of Great Association at their annual meeting, Britain, designed to aid the pupil in Boxford, September 10, 1894. By acquiring = knowledge of some of Leonard Woods, A. M. Saleni. the principal cities, towns, places, Joshua Cushing
mamifactories, and natural curiosi-, A geographical chart of the princi- ties of England. By Stephen Adpal states ane kingdoms of the known dington, principal of Union academy: world. Amherst, N. H. Joseph Philadelphia. 'D. Hogan. Cushing.
A sermon preached before the The secret history of the Court of Massachusetts Missionary Society at St. Cloud, a new and highly interest- their annual meeting in Boston, May ing work 1. Watts, Philadelphia, 27, 1806. By Joseph Barker, A. M. and 1. Riley and Co. New York. Salem. H. Pool, A sermon delivered at Hingham, The poems of Ossian, translated l's clay, May 5, 1805. By Hen- by James Macpherson, Esq. 2 vols. edition. New York. I. and T. Ron. course at the funeral of Mrs. Thank. als and Evert Duyckinck.
re, A. M. Occasioned by the 1200. Price $2,25. First American
ful Church, late consort of the Rev. The charges of Jean Baptiste Mas- John H. Church, pastor of the church sillon, Bishop of Clermont, addressed in Pelham, N. H. April 15, 1806. to his clergy: to wlrich are added, By Leonard Woods. A. M. New. two essays, the one part on the art of buryport. E. W. Allen, and Thomas preaching, and the other on the com- and Whipple. 1806. position of a sermon. By Rev. The. ophilus St. John. 8vo. 1 vol. New
FOREIGN. York. Brisban and Brannan.
Short discourses to be read in fam. God the Guardian of the poor, and ilies. By William Jay, 2 vols. 8vo. the bank of faith ; or, a display of London. the providences of God, which have A fourth volume of the scrmons of at sundry times attended the author, President Davies, from authentic MS. In two parts. By William Hunting has lately been published in England. ton. From the 7th London edition. Expository discourses on the book 850. pp. 221. Boston. B. Pike. of Genesis, interspersed with practi
Williamson's explanation of the cal reflections. By Andrew Fuller. Assembly's shorter catechism. Phila.
2 vols. 8vo. delphia. D. Hogan.
The works of Dr. Isaac Watts, Alleine's alarm to unconverted sin. (being the last of the practical works) hers. Printed in the German lan- 8vo, with a newly written life of the gilage. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. author prefixed.
The Mourning Husband. A dis
Installation. On the 19th of June, the Rev. the occasion; the Rev. Doctor Wil. James P. Wilson was installed pastor liam M. Tennent of Abington preachof the first Presbyterian Congrega. ed the sermon, and the Rev. Jona tion in Philadelphia. The Rev. than Freeman of Bridgtown delivered Jarnes Boyd of Newtown presided on the charge to the minister and people.
Dbituary. We are sorry to hear of the death about the middle of April. Accounts of that celebrated and useful travel. since received state, that Mr. Park ler, Mungo Park; to whom the and his party penetrated about 1500 civilized world is indebted for much miles into the interior of Africa, to important knowledge of the interior of Sago, a walled city, considered the Africa, and from whom we hoped to largest in Africa ; where the king, have received a valuable addition to his after he had shown them the curiosiformer discoveries. We announced ties of the place, ordered them to be to our readers some time since, that cruelly and brutally murdered. The this traveller had entered, the begin. account of this melancholy affair was ning of this year, on a second tour of brought by some traders, who have discoveries into Africa. It appears arrived at Rio Pongus. It is feared from the public journals and papers, this event, should it prove true, will that in March, 1805, he landed at damp the ardor for making discovGorce, whence he proceeded, accom. eries in this part of the world. panied by 35 soldiers, under the We announce, with regret, the command of a lieutenant, to Fataten- death of the Rev. MATTHIAS BURda, on the river Gambia ; whence, af
D.D. of Norwalk, Connecticut, ter making the necessary arrange- a worthy minister of Jesus Christ. thents, he proceeded to the nearest In this town, on the 20th inst. point on the river Niger, on the banks RICHARD SMITH, a respectable reof which it was his intention to en- ligious character, and a dea on of the eamp during the rainy season, and Second Baptist Church. He attend. then to explore the course of the rive ed public worship on the Sabbatda, er. One man of his party had died and died in the evening. before be left Fatatenda, which was