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composure, that long before that time be information, by a runner, that Shenandon should be in his grave; that he had always was dead, in compliance with a previous been subject to inward fever, and that he promise, sent assistance to the Indians, had already lived as long as he expected; that the corpse might be conreyed to the that when he was stout and hearty he was village of Clinton for barial. Dirine serimpressed with the persuasion, that he rice was attended at the meeting-honse in had not long to live; that he had only Clinton, ou Wednesday, at 2 o'clock, p. m. one petition to offer on this subject, An address was made to the Indiana • Father, thy will be done.' He tbeu by the Rev. Dr. Backus, President of Haconversed in an admirable manner on the milton College; which was interpreted by good providence of God, which he was Judge Dean, of Westmoreland. Prayer persuaded would dispose of his wife and was then oficred, and appropiate psalms his little child in the best possible inanner; sung. After service, the concourse which and particularly said, that even on their had assembled from respect to the deceased account he had no solicitude about life; Chief, from the singularity of the occasion, that if such was the will of God that he moved to the grave in the following should vow be taken away, his death would order :be good for them as well as for himself."

Students of Hamilton College, Our friend made no boast of his sub

Corpse, mission; these sentiments were uttered in

Indians, all the ingenuousness and confidence of Mrs. Kirkland and family, friendship. They show a temper niost Judge Dean, Rev, Dr. Norton, truly evangelical, the exercise of which in

Rer. Mr. Ayer, life and death is blessed and magnanimous. Officers of Hamilton College, It is the same sublime spirit which burst

Citizens. from the soul of the apostle in that rap- After interneut, the only sarviving turous exclamation, o Death! where is son of the deceased, self-mored, returned thy sting! O grave, where is thy ric- thanks through Judge Dean, as interpretory

ter, to the people, for the respect showu to

his father on the occasion, and to Mrs. SKENANDON, THE ONEIDA CHIEF. Kirkland and family for their kjud and (From an American Paper.]

friendly attentions. At his residence near Oneida Castle, on

Shenandon's person was tall and brawny, Monday, the 11th of March, SKENAN: but well made ; his countenance was DON, the Celebrated Oneida Chief, aged intelligent, and beamed with all the indi110 years; well known in the wars which genous dignity of an Indian Chief. In his occurred while we were British colonies, youth he was a brave and intrepid warrior, and in the contest which issued in our in- and in his riper years one of the ablest dependence, as the undeviating friend of counsellors among the North American the people of the United States. He was tribes. He possessed a strong and vigovery sarage, and addicted to drunkenness

rous mind; and though terrible as tbe torin his youth®, but by his own reflections, nado in war, he was bland and wild as the and the benerolent instructions of the late zephyr in peace. With the cunning of the Rev. Mr. Kirkland, missionary to his tribe; fox, the hungry perseverance of the wolf be lived a reformed man for more than and the agility of the mountain cat, he sixty years, and died in Christian hope.

watched and repelled Canadian invasions. From attachment to Mr. Kirkland, be His vigilance once preserved from nas. had always expressed a strong desire to be

Sucre the inhabitants of the infant settleburied near his minister and his fatber,

mout of German-flats. His influence that he night (to use his own expression brought bis tribe to our assistance in the

war of the Revolution. How many of the go up with him at the great resurrection. At the approach of death, after listening living and the dead have been sared front to the prayers which were read at his bed the tomabawk and scalping knife, by his side by bis great grand-daughter, he again friendly aid, is not known ; but individuals repeated this request. Accordingly, the and villages have expressed gratitude for family of Mr. Kirkland, having received the Indian tribes he was distinguished by

his benevolent interpositions; and among In the year 1755, Skenandon was the appellation of the Il'hite Man's present at a treaty made in Albany. At

Friend. night be was excessively drunk; and in the Although he could speak but little morning found himself in the street, strip- English, and in his extreme old age was ped of all his ornaments and every article blind, yet his company was sought. la of clothing. His pride revolted at his conversation, he was highly decerous, self-degradation, and be resolved that he evincing, that he had profited by seeing ciwould never again deliver himself over to vilized and polished society, and by mingling the power of strong water.

with good company in his better days.

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491 * To a friend, who called on him a short pantheons of the proud and imperious. time since, he thus expressed himself by His simple • turf and stone' will be viewed an interpreter :

with affection and veneration, when their “ I am an aged hemlock-the winds of tawdry ornaments of human apothesis shall an kundred winters hare whistled through awaken only pity and disgust. my branches; I am dead at the top. The

« Indulge, my native land, indulge the generation to which I belonged, have run

tear, away and left me; wiy I live, the Great That steals impassion'd o'er a nation's Good Spirit only kuows. Pray to my

doum; Jesus, that I may have patience to wait To me each twig from Adam's stock is for my appointed time to die.

dear, Honoured Chief! his prayer was answered! he was cheerful and resigned to the

And sorrows fall upon an Indian's tomb."

Clinton, March 14, 1816. Last. For several years he kept bis dress for the grave prepared. Once, and again, and again, he came to Chinton, to die,

Lately, at Harrow'gate, Mrs. E. Halonging that his soul might be with Christ, MILTON, well known by her works on and his body in the narrow house, near his Education, &c. (Of tbis lady we shall be beloved Christian teacher.

glad to receive some account.] Włále the ambitious but vulgar great, look principally to sculptured monuments, We are called in the course of our duty and to niches in the temple of earthly to record the melancholy event of the deatla fame, Skenandon, in the spirit of the only of the Rev. WILLIAM VIDLER. He exreal nobility, stood with his loins girded, pired on Friday the 23rd inst. after long waiting the coming of his Lord.

and grievous sufferings. His faculties were His Lord has come! aad the day ap- entire to the last, and his feelings and proaches when the green hillock that conversation were worthy of a Christian covers his dust, will be more respected teacher.- [Further particulars in our than the pyramids, the mausolea, and the next.)



ship. As their numbers increase, they RELIGIOUS.

will no doubt form themselves into ChristUNITARIAN FUND.

ian Societies. The object of the Unitarian (Extracts from the Report of the Com- 'Fund is to collect them into assemblies,

mittee delivered to the General Meeting, and to encourage them in the exercise of June 5, 1816.)

social worship, on the principles of the The Committee have witnessed with New Testament. As yet the great work pleasure during the last year many new of Christian Reformation is but commenand striking proofs of the spread of a spirit cing; the Unitarians of the present day of religious inquiry, and of the sure though are laying the foundation ou wbich the grdnal success which must attend all next generation will build the Temple of prudent and zealous efforts to enlighten Truth, sacred to the God and Father of the public mind. Their correspondence our Lord Jesus Christ. with persons in various parts of the king- The Report of the last year announced dom emboldens them to state, that never that the Committee had engaged Mr. was there so great * disposition in the Wright to undertake another missionary public to look seriously and dispassion- tour iuto Cornwall, and that be was to be ately into the Scriptures, to hear the accompanied by Mr. Cooper, who had doctrines of those who have been too often received his education at the Unitarian reviled, instead of being heard with patience Academy. This journey was accomplished and candour, to receive Unitarian mission- and a fall account of it was extracted from aries and to-assuciate for the formation of Mr. Wright's Journals into the Monthly churcbes on true evangelical principles. Repository. It was extremely laborious In some particular cases the cause of truth to the missionaries and proportionably may appear to be declining, and in many successful. In almost every place the it may be at a stand ; whilst it is tourish- people were impatient to hear Unitarian ing upon the whole. One certain evidence preaching, and inquisitive after books, of of the success of the labours of tbis and which a great number were distributed. other Unitarian Societies, is, that scarcely Cornwall appears to the Committee to be s town in Great Britaio is now to be found a most promising soil for the reception of where there are not avowed Unitarians, the seed of Christian Truth, and they even though they have no places of wor- have engaged Mr. Wright to re-visit it

during the present summer. He is to be instrumental in removing him from his accompanied at his request by one of the present sphere of usefulness." jaior Sendents of the l'uitar län alcadeiny. Mr. Wright's candid interpretation of 'i'lis piaa of sending ont a companion will tliis resolution, ouglit to be considered as # wissionary is of great advantage, es

an additional sacrifice and service to the pecially to the young men who are thus Society: llis reply tó the letter of the Sedeut, who acquire habits of religious exer- cretary communicating it, is so grateful to tion and are educating for public service. their feelings, that the Committee cannot

Since his return from Corowall, Mr. refrain from breaking through the rule Cooper has been supplying the long desti- which they had laid down of not lengthenlute congregation of Morcion Hampstead, ing their Report with extracts of correin Derousbire, of which he has undertaken spondence, and laying a part of it before the cbarge for the next tricke months, the Viceting. The extract which they meThe congregation bare salunnited to the ditate is as follows: Committee & plan by which a preacher “ decept my thanks for your favour of may settle with theiu and employ the the 20th inst. containing the decision of suinmer moaths in missionary excursions, the Committee on my projected mission to particularly into Cornwall. This plau sug- the United States of America. Through it gested by Mr. Wright, may, it is hoped, is contrary to the decision I lad anticibe hereafter carried into efiect.

pated, I neither question the superior wisWit's this mission into Cornwall, Mr. dom nor the truly Christian zeal of the Wright will connect oue into Wales, Gentlemen of the Committee, in negativing whither lie lias never yet gone, but where a plan wbici. I took the liberty of submitiing there is a great desire to see him. There to them; and am truly tuhful to tbem can be no doubt that in those towns, in for the expression of esteen, contained in which the English language is spoken or their resolution, I lad fully inade up my nuderstood, his labours will be exceed- nind to the undertaking which I contemingly useful.

plated, as a difficult and arduous one, and It was in contemplation at the last did not think my uninterrupted continuance Anniversary to authorize Messrs. Wright in this country of the importance which and Cooper to devote the spring and sum- the Committee scem to suppose, but conmer of the present year to a mission into ceived I might be very well spared for two Ireland, recommended by a l'espectable or three years, without any injury to the subscriber at Dubliu. Upon mature con- great cause in which we are engaged: howsideration however and further correspond- erer, as it seems to be scarcely within the ence with the gentlenjan referred to, it objects of the Fund, and the decision shows was deened expedient to diop the design that in tbe opinion of those for whose judg. for the preseut. As the Committee never ment I bave a very bigh respect, I ought doubt of the sanctions of the Society to not to leave England for so long a time, I puy scheme which requires or indicates acquiesce; and, if God be pleased to give zcal, so neither do they question their mie strength, will endeavour to render my concurrence in any meassre of prudence. services worthy of the opinion they form of

lu this connexion the Committee judge them. I wish to state distinctly, that I it proper tv state that a proposal was most sincerely thank you, my dear Sir, and submitted to them by Mr. Wright, of a the whole of the Committee, for the kind rijosion to the Cuited States of Jmerica, attention paid and the serious cousideration i which he entertained i be desire and given to the plan which, from a deliberate had fu'nued the plan. This proposal was sense of duty, I submitted to them : that takru iaio cousideration at a mecting spe- the approbation of my labours which they cidly appointed for the occasion, when the have so kindly expressed, will, I trust, be following Resolution was präsed.

a motive to further exertion : tbat I esteem “ Resolved ananimously – That the it a blessing, for which I thank the AlCommittee . have deliberated, on Mr. mighty, that I can have the judgment and Wright's proposal with a scriousness pro- advice of such judicious persons respecting porsioned to its importance; that they plans which suggest ihemselves to me: and regard it is a new and decisire proof of his that I am deeply sensible my services in the zval in the cause of truth and virtue : but best of canses, of whatever value they may that at tile same time they consider an be, derive no small part of it from ti.eir supAmerican mission scarcely within the port and countenance, without which may sobojeni of the Unitarian Fund, and are so of them could not have been undertaken." inspressed with a conviction of the great The Committee have great satisfaction services iu bich Dirine. Providence has in reporting, that one measure of a norel called Nir. Wriglit in this country, that kind, which they pursued during part of the they think theysdionld bis drparting from past year, has been attended with complete Alle plaisi pills of duty, siete they to be

It occurred to them that as the

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493 Sunday Evening Unitarian Lectures at St. in the neighbourhood of Wisbeach. The 'Thomas's and Parliament Court bad an- usual labours of Mr. Bennett, in Sussex, swered the expectation of those that set bave been continued, and appear to be prothem on foot, there was great probability gressively valuable and important. And, that a Unitarian Lecture on a Week-day besides the mission already described, Mı. would also be well attended. They there. Wright bas visited numerous places which sore appointed & Sub-Committee to make have been named in the Reports of predue inquiry, and report to them the result: ceding years. in consequence, a Lecture was established On the recommendation of Dr. Thomson, on the Thursday Evening, in the Meeting- of Halifax, the Committee bave voted ten House in Worship-street, which was gra- pounds, to defray the expense of the hire tuitously leat to the Unitarian Fund for of a room for the experiment of Unitarian this purpose.

The following preachers preaching for one year, in the populous gave their services in this good work: town of Huddersfield, in Yorkshire ; two Messrs, Gilcbrist, Vidler, Rees, Broadbent, neighbouring ministers having zealously Flower, Treleaven and the Secretary. The offered their services for this purpose, Lecture was continued during four moáths. namely, Messrs. Donoghue and Beattie. All means consistent with decorum were Assistance has been rendered to various taken to make it known. The congrega- congregations during the year ; to Edintions were generally good and sometines burgh, which has hitherto bad the able large. Private subscriptions and public services of Mr. Smith, but which will soop collections' enabled the Committee to dis- be without a pastor ; to Paisley, where the charge the expense, without drawing upon Unitarian cause is prospering under the the Fund for more than the small balance ministry of Mr. Syme, who has been for of 61. 146. 11d.

several years patronised by the Fund; and The success of the plan leads the Com- to Brighton, which is supplied on Sunday mittee to recommend that it be hereafter erenings by Mr. Bennett, but which is in followed up with zeal, and extended. In wani of a Sunday morning preacher. order to strengthen the hands of the Lec- This/ want the Committee are able to turers resident in London, unhappily weak- provide for, during the inontbs of July and ened by the illness of some gentlemen who August next, by the liberality of the Gowere at first calculated on for most valuable vernors of the Unitarian Academy, who Assistance, they invited Mr. Treleaven, of have consented that one of the senior StuDorchester, to London for a few weeks in dents should spend the ensuing vacation at the winter, and the Society is indebted to Brighton. One of the junior Students will that gentleman for his ready compliance also be able to assist Mr. Bennett at Ditchwith toe invitatiop. It appears most de- ling; and thus Mr. Bennett may be set sirable to the Committee, that a succession free for some more extended plan of misof ministers from the couotry should be sionary labour, to be hereafter determined engaged for the London Winter Evening on. Lectures. They cannot doubt of their Considerable pecuniary grants have been willingn:ss to concur in the plan, and they made by the Committee to new Unitariad anticipate that the weight of expense which places of worship ; not indeed the first obwould lie upon sucb a proceeding, would jects contemplated by the Unitarian Fund, be in great measure borne by subscriptions but still objects which the Committee, with and collections for this particular purpose: means in their hands, hare na: thought it tbough should the Fund be required to allowable to neglect. make good even a large deficiency, they The interesting case of Rossendale was consider that wbilst the Treasurer's Re- reported from Dr. Thomson at the last port continues to be so satisfactory, a better Anniversary, and the Committee have obe use could not possibly be inade of the So- served with pleasure that the sanction of ciety's wealth. Were this plan to be the Fund has contributed greatly to the adopted, all the late Lectures night be re- relief of the zealous body of Unitarian newed with spirit, and others instituted, Christians in that place. particularly at the West End of the Town, A new chapel has been lately built at to which the attention of the Committee Oldham, a town of considerable population, had been long directed in rain, but to in the neighbourbood of Manchester. In which the Society, if it should concur in this town Mr. Wright preached the first the present proposal, may look with very Unitarian sermon, on his journey into High expectations of success.

Lancashire, the time before the last. A The missionaries have not been inactive congregation has been since collected, and during the past year. In Walcs, Mr. Ben- a neat and cominodious chapel crected, cajamin Poillips and Mr. Davies, of Carmar- pable of holding nearly 300 people, and so theu, bave made frequent journies, of which built as to admit a gallery nereafter i ne the report is pleasing. Mr. Winder has cessary. The building cost €5. i and out gone out preaching with great acceptance, 5301. had been raised when application w29 VOL. XI.

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made to the Committee. They voted 201. of expensive law proceedings, that they It is but justice to an individual to state, tave been able as yet to take no steps tothat the raising of a congregatiou at Old- wards the accomplishnsent of this object, bain, and the providing of the means of build- por are they certain that it would be for ing a new chapel, are chiefly owing to the the interest of the Society to hold this zealous but wise and pradint exertions of species of eumbersome and uncertain proMr. B. Goodier, late # student in the Uni- perty.) tarian Academy.

The names of Trustees are upon the Another r'w chapel has also engaged books of the Fund for taking care of any the attention of the Connoittapthat at monies that may be bequeathed to the SoThorne in Yorkshire. The Initarian doc. ciety; and the Committee hare reason to trine was introduced into this town and expect that in the course of time their neighbourhood about ten years ngo, by means will be recruited and enlarged by your missionary, Mr. Wright, and has been this kind of liberality. taught by him in repeated journeys de- In looking back to the receipts of the scribed in preceding years. Amidst some last year, the Conimittee see many instances discouragements the cause of Truth has of individual and suine of congregaiional continued to prosper, until it bas been zeal which they gladly aeknowledge; but found necessary that the worshippers of they cannot help recomanending strongly the One God, the Father, should have a to congregations in general, to adopt some capacious building in which to assemble. plan of contribution, by which the resources The chapel is to be finished by the end of and consequently the exertions of the Sothis month. The plan appears to be con- ciety may be increased. mendably economicas. It is calcnlated that The Committee find a perpetually growing the cost will be 3501. of which 1201. have demand for Tracts, of which they have disbeen subscribed in the immediate neigh- tributed many hundreds in the course of bourhood. The ('onunittee gave 201. to the last years in which they have been this case. Many private subscriptious have assisted by the Unitarian Society and the since been received. In the judynrent of Christian Tract Society and other Boos Bereral judicious correspondents, Thorne is Societies; though the cost of Tracts will an important station; and Mr. Wright bas still be found a considerable item in the impressed upon the Committee, that it year's expenditure. would form a proper centre for the labours The Committee have great pleasure in of a missionary.

announcing Mr. Fox, of Chichester, as the The only remaining case of this kind next year's preacher. which the committee fbink of sufficient In concluding their Report, the Comimportance to report, is that of the Uni- mittee hare only to express their wish that tarian Baptists at York, whose early bis the Society may continue to proceed upon tory bas been so well wade knon a by the principles by which it has been hiMr. David Eaton, in his “ Narrative." therto guided, uniting zeal for truth with This people, consisting of persons in huwble prudence in exertion, and boldness in the life, had laboured under great inconvenience great carse with delicacy towards indirifrom the narrowness, obscurity aud vo- duals; and their prayer that the God and pieasant situation of the room in which they Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may own had been wont to assemble. At length, a and prosper the labours of the Society, and commodious chapel, formerly occupied by mahe it an effectual instrument of promoting another denomination of Christiaps, be- the purity of evangelical truth, the incame vacant; and with the advice of judin provement of the buman mind, and the cious friends they veutured to purchase it glory of the Divine character and name. at the price of 300l. though of this sum they could raise amongst themselves no

Tinitarian Academy. more than 60l. The case was strongly The Anxual Meeting of the Governors Tecommended to the Comunittee by the of this Institution was beld in the Chapel, respectable name of Mr. Wellbeloved, of Parliament Court, Artillery Lane, ou York : and they voted to it ibe sum of 201. Wednesday, June 5th, 1816, after the hoping from the representations made to Meeting of the Subscribers to the Unitathein, that the whole debt may be speedily rian Fund, William Cooke, Esq. of the liquidated. In po instance would the Com- Isle of Wight, in the Chair, when the mittee sanction any congregation in the following Report was read and adopted : contracting of a burdensome debt.

The Committee of the Cnitaran A former Report advised the preparation Academy report with much pleasure to of a Trust Deed, under wbich places of this General Meeting the proceedings of *orship miglit be held by the Fund; but the Institution through the past year. the Committee have found this so dificult, The four students who have been in the and in some cases which they have duly Academy throughout the present sessiva considered there appeared such great danger Bave continued to prosecute incir studies

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