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reading a single page. It is also evi. At the same time, important benedent, that the books furnished to such fits have been communicated in Great persons, ought, as much as possible, Britain, and may be communicated to be those which will allure them to here, by selling such tracts to persons read. The reluctance to reading is in moderate circumstances (consti. always most successfully overcome tuting a numerous class of mankind) by the entertaining nature of the book at the original cost, or at reduced which is furnished. It scarcely needs prices, as the nature of the case shall to be added, that he, who has but lit. direct. Books, it is well known, are, tle time for reading, ought to employ at the present time, inuch dearer it only in the most useful books. than at any former period. This un
All these objects can, it is believed, fortunate fact prevents many persons be accomplished at the present time, from gaining a part, at least, of that and accomplished with moderate ex- valuable instruction, which they would pense and little difficulty, for the poor otherwise acquire. In all such cases, of this country. Short, cheap, and this Society would become the useful entertaining religious tracts have instrument of providing, and distrib. been published in great numbers, of uting, knowledge of the most impor. many kinds, and in a great variety of taht kind, with little expense to it. forms, suited to almost every age, self. The end, here gained, would situation, and character. The ex- be the same; and only accomplished pense of printing, and distributing in a different manner. them, has been proved, both by esti- Persuaded of the reality and immates and facts, to be moderate. By portance of these truths, a number of facts, also, it has been amply proved, gentlemen in this city have embarked tbat the poor will read, if furnished in the design of purchasing, and cir. with the proper books; and that the culating among the poor, small, unexconsequences of this reading are of pensive religious tracis. For so be. the most salutary nature. To con- nevolent a purpose they feel thein. tribute to the reformation of this un- selves warranted to solicit the aid of fortunate class of mankind; to with- all, who are friends to religion, and to draw them from the vices, to which
The scheme, by which by their situation in life they are pe- they have proposed to regulate their culiarly exposed ; to prevent such, as conduct in this business, will be seen hitherio are uncontanjinated, from fu- in the plan below. Such gentlemen, ture corruption; to recal such of as approve of this design, are requestthem, as are stupid in sin, to serious- ed to subscribe their names, with ness and piety; and to increase the the sums annexed, which they choose comfort, hope, and purity, of those, 10 contribute ; and, when they design who are already pious, is an employ. the contribution to be annual, to ment, which needs no recommenda. specify that circumstance. tion to a good man.
A PLAN FOR THE FORMATION OF
A RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.
1. The name shall be The Connecti.
4. Every subscriber who shall encut Religious Tract Society.
gage to pav annually a sum not less 2. The sole object of the Society than one dollar, shall be a member so shall be the promotion of evangelical long as the amount of his subscription religion ; and nothing shall be pub. shall be paid. lished in the tracts, which shall give 5. Every subscriber to the amount any just cause of offence to any par. of a sum not less than ten dollars ticular denomination of Christians. shall be a member for life.
3. The Society will endeavour to 6. Every subscriber shall be enticompass this object, by distributing tled to three fourths of the amount of these tracts to the poor gratis, and by his subscription, in tracts at the first selling them at the discretion of their
cost, and charges. committee, at the first cost and 7. Any person subscribing a sum charges, or at reduced prices, to oth- not sufficient to constitute him er persons, who shall be disposed to member, shall be entitled to the same purchase.
proportion of tracts,
8. If any subscriber within the city were adopted, and all the gentlemen of New Haven, shall not call for his present at the last meeting subscribed tracts within ten days after notice of in such a manner as to become memtheir being published shall have been bers according to the Constitution. given in some news-paper, his share They then proceeded to the choice of shall be considered as relinquished to officers to serve the Society till the the disposal of the Society.
first annual meeting. The following 9. If any subscriber without the
persons were chosen to the offices at city of New Haven shall not call in fixed to their respective names : Uke manner within three months af. Rev. Tim. Dwight, D. D. Pres. ter such notice, his share shall be ISAAC Mills, Esq. Treasurer. considered as relinquished as before JEREMIAH EVARIS, Esq. Secoy. mentioned.
The following persons were chosen 10. No member shall be entitled to a committee to solicit subscriptions any tracts till after the payment of in this city: viz. Isaac Mills, Esq, his annual, or other subscription. Stephen Twining, Esq. Rev. Samuel
11. The officers shall consist of a Merwin, Mr. Hezekiah Belden, and President, Vice President, Secretary, Jeremiah Evarts, Esq. and Treasurer, to be chosen by bal- The choice of a Vice President lot, and of committees.
and committees was deferred to a 12. There shall be an annual meet. future meeting ing on the last Wednesday of Octo- Published by direction of the Sober, holden at New Haven, at which ciety. the officers shall be appointed, and JEREMIAH EVARTS, Secretary, any other business shall be done that New Haven, Sept. 7, 1807. may be thought proper:
It is expected that those who sub13. The President, or in his absence, scribe to pay annually will remit the the Vice President may call a special amount of their first subscription to meeting, and not . less than seven the Treasurer, at, or before, the anshall at any time constitute a quorum ; nual meeting in October next, and but a less number shall have power that future annual payments will be to adjourn.
remitted to the Treasurer, at the an14" A committee shall be chosen nual meetings when they shall be. from the members throughout the come due. Those to whom sub. State, vhose duty it shall be to solicit scription papers may be entrusted subscriptions, to assist in the distri. are desired to forward them to the bution of tracts, to be agents for the Secretary, at, or before, the annual Society, in the collection and remit. meeting in October next, tance of subscription monies, and to transact such other business, as the Society shall deem expedient. 15. A special Committee shall be
HANGUCK FEMALE TRACT SOCIETY appointed to select matter for publi. cation, and to superintend the printing
For the gratification and encour.
agement of the friends of Zion, the 16. Every member shall be at lib. following sketch is communicated. erty to withdraw from the Society, on In the county of Hancock, District giving written notice of his intention of Maine, a small society has been in
operation for three years past, denom1?. No tax 'shall be laid upon the inated, the Hancock Female Tract So
ciety ; its object is to procure relig18. The accounts of the Society ious hooks and tracts to be distributed shall be audited, and the proceeding's among ile poor and destitute in the of the Society published, annually:
district ; for this purpose each mem. 19. The Constitution of the Society ber contributes one cent a week. Its may be amended at any annual mect.
a Directress, General
Treasurer, and Secretary, and a come After several meetings of a number mittee of three, chosen from among more gentlemen friendly to a Religious the gentlemen of the Hancock Asso. Tract Society, the foregoing articles ciation. At each annual meeting of
of the Tracts.
to the Secretary:
the Society its officers decide what tracts are distributed in different di. books to purchase, and how to dis. rections by the Society's committee. tribute them. There is also in each
Sept. 22, 1807. town, where a number of subscribers reside, a Branch Treasurer to receive and forward money.
The sum which the Society has already realized, besides incidental ex- Nine answers to the following penses, amounts to 8107 ; which has prize questions of the Amsterdam been appropriated partly for the pur- Society for the increase of religious chase of a few copies of the Pilgrim's knowledge have been received: Progress, Husbandry spiritualized, “ How comes it, that in our dark and Almost Christian, Grace and Truth, sorrowful times, insensibility is so Glory of the Gospel, Devout Exer- great, and a sufficient attention to the cises, &c. and several hundred tracts, dispensations and judgments of God such as, Appeal to Christians, Earl is so little observable ? And what are of Rochester, Drop of Honey, Di. the best means, and most applicable vinity of Christ, Short Sermons, Re- tu counteract the spreading of that signation, Life of Faith, &c. and insensibility ?” The answer of M. C. partly for reprinting Bunyan's Hea- A. Vander Broeck, preacher at Oud venly Footman. These books and Beizerland, has obtained the prize.
THE ECLECTIC REVIEW.
HUNGARY TAIS excellent periodical work was M. FRANCIS Von PUSPOSKY, cancommenced in January, 1805, and con- on of Grosswardein, in Hungary, by tinues to be published monthly in his last will appointed the sum of London. It is supported by men dis- 24,000 forins to be applied to chari. tinguished for literature and talents, table uses. His executor has dispos. and the design and execution of it re- ed of this legacy as follows ; 5000 flect the highest honour upon its con- florins for the erection of a hospital ductors. To those, who wish for a for the sick at Grosswardein, for the general view of the literature of the use of all religions and classes, in the world, or who are desirous of seeing county of Bihar; the oare of estabthe most important works, that issue lishing this is undertaken by Mr, from the press in England, carefully Sandorffi, an active physician in the examined, and their value estimated county. by learned men, who respect the gos.
10000 forins for the support of vil. pel of Jesus Christ, this review is lage schools in the diocese of Grosshighly interesting. We do not think wardein. there ever was a publication of the 7000 florins for the increase of sal. kind, that combined so many excel. aries to local ministers. Iencies, or could be considered so val. 1000 forins for philosophical exper. uable a treasure to those, who would iments in the royal academy at Grosswish to bave literature subservient to wardein. Christianity. The editors do not un- 1000 florins for reward books to dertake to review every thing, which children, who answer best in the paris published ; they select the most im. ish catechisms. portant works, and such as are worthy The number of students, who at. of notice. Amidst the multitude of tended the Catholic Padogogia in books, which thicken around us, some the five literary circles of Hungary, guide is necessary to direct us in our in the course of the year 1804, amount. choice of such as deserve to be read ; ed to 11,832, out of which 4553 were and it is believed that the above men- pupils to the Piaristes ; 1228 to the tioned review is the best guide that Benedictines, Cordeliers, and Minor: cxists.
ities; and 6047 were educated in happened. General Plyffer predictthose colleges where the instruction ed this calamity, 20 years since, from of youth is committed to the care of the knowledge which he had of the lay professors.
In 1803, Mr. Tank, a merchant of A ‘Danish Dictionary, on a plan Bergen, bequeathed to that city similar to that of the Dictionaire de 60,000 crowns, for the foundation and l'Academie Francoise, which is in. support of a primary school. In 1805, tended to fix the orthography and a glover of Odensee, named Kahn, form the standard of the language, bequeathed his own dwelling house has been for some time in the hands and 50,000 crowns for the establish- of the most distinguished literati of ment of an asylum for orphans, and the country, and is now in some de. other destitute children. M. Glarcep, gree of forwardness. It is undertak. of Copenhagen, in the same year, left en at the expense, and conducted unlegacies for the relief of the poor, der the direction, of the Royal Danish and for the support of the school Society of Sciences. nasters of the little island of Gioel.
Capt. Krusenstern, in a long voyage The admiralty is in possession of of discovery undertaken by order of an immense collection of observations government, preserved the water and ship's journals of the most inter. sweet during the whole voyage, by esting kind. It is only within a very charring the inside of the water casks. short period that these treasures have been employed to advantage. In 1797, an idea was first entertained Two Greeks, the brothers Zozi. of erecting an office called the Hydi- ma, are applying part of their fortune ographic Archives, where all obser- toward a new edition of the ancient Fations are collected, arranged, and Greek classics, from Homer down to numbered, for the purpose of project- the time of the Ptolemies, under ing the best maps and charts from the superintendence of their countrythem. This capital institution, which man Coray. This collection, which properly commenced only in 1798, is to be printed by Didot, is intended will soon become very extensive ; as for such of their countrymen, as wish the directors are men of the greatest to learn the ancient language of their talents, zealous, and indefatigable. forefathers; and will be delivered This is proved by the number of gratis in Greece to diligent scholars maps which have already been pub- and active teachers. lished in so short a time.
The literary society of Bombay, of On Tuesday, the 2d of September, which Sir James Mackintosh is Pres. the Knippenbubl Rock, which formed ident, will shortly publish a volume of the summit of Mount Kosenberg, in transactions. the canton of Schwitz, in Switzerland, The College at Fort William in was suddenly detached, and carried Bengal, we are happy to observe, with it a great portion of the moun. still subsists and flourishes. On the tain. This tremendons body rolled 3d of March last, the annual examinadown into the valley, which separates tion and public disputations took place, the lake of Zug from that of Lauwertz, before the Governor General Sir and filled up about a fourth part of George Barlow. The disputations the latter lake ; destroying four whole were in Persian, and the declamations villages, and part of several others. in Mahrattah, Hindoostanee, and Ara. Upwards of a thousand persons lost bic. their lives; and only thirty remain After the distribution of the prizes, alive out of the population of the the Governor General delivered a whole district where this disaster speech of considerable length. It ap
pears from the speech, that various tives attached to the college. It also sitcrary works have been published appears that Mr. W. Lumsden is enunder the auspices of the college dur- gaged in a new Grammar of the Pering the last year ; of these the princi- sian language ; and that Mr. Carey pal is an elementary analysis of the and the other Baptist Missionaries laws and regulations for the govern- have undertaken the translation, unment of British India, by J. H. Har der the patronage of the Asiatic Soci. rington, Esq. one of the judges, and ety, of some of the most ancient and professor of that branch of science. authentic works of literature in the There are likewise in the press, a Shanscrit. A descriptive catalogue of Hindoostanee Dictionary ; a general the books found in Tippoo Sultaun's history of the Hindoos, and a review library, has been completed by Capof the manners and customs of the tain Charles Stewart, and will be pabHindoos, the two last by learned na lished in England,
INSTALLATION. INSTALLED, August 12th, 1807, Lord with all gladness.” Rev. Jonaover the Congregational church and than Ward of New-Milford oftered society in Bristol (Me.) Rer. Jonathan the installing prayer. Rev. Eliphalet Belden. Rev. Asa Lyman of Bath Gillet of Hallowell delivered the offered the introductory prayer. Rev. charge. Rev. Kiah Bayley of New David Thurston of Winthrop preach- Castle presented the right hand of ed the sermon, from Philippians ii. fellowship, and Rev. M.. Gillet offer. 29. “ Receive him therefore in the ed the concluding prayer.
That scarcely wakes while all the fields are still !
A graver murmur gurgles from the rill,
And softer sings the linnet from the thorn ;
Hail, light serene ! hail, sacred Sabbath morn!
The sky a placid yellow Pustre throws :
Have hush'd their downy wings in dead repose.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Another number of Pastor; Answer to Inquirer, relative to General Association, with several other communications from Correspondents ; Also a reviewof Mr. Webster's Philosophical Grammar, with a body of very interesting intelligence just received from England, shall enrich our next number. We omit our list of New Publications, Obituary, &c. to give room for the account of the New Institution of the Tract Society in Connecticut.
Thoughts on 1 Cor. xv. 19. by T; Sketch of Rev. Oliver Heywood, and remarks on the plan of a General Association, have just come to hand, and shall be duly noticed.