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matter! I was accompanied in my distributed 1157 Bibles, Testaments researches by M. ACHARD, the Direc- and other books and tracts. tor of our Public Library, and perpet. “ As to the benefits arising from ual Secretary to our Academy of the missionary services performed Arts and Sciences. This is an old for the Society," say the Trustees,"w gentleman, endowed with much hope they will appear to be of some learning, especially in antiquities, and importance in the day when God shal whose son is actually the printer & ed. make up his jewels. The journals o itor of the Marseilles Gazette. He as. our Missionaries contain accounts sured me that he had no recollection of which encourage such a hope. The any such article as appeared in the Phi. Missionaries have found opportunities Ladelphia paper, and in the New Eng. to oppose that torrent of errors, which land Palladium, purporting to be a threatens to deluge our infant settle. translation from the Gazette of this ments, and there to contend carnestcity. We examined with strict atten. ly for the faith once delivered to the tion, all the Gazetres from the 1st of saints. They have found opportuni August until this day, and it is our ties to refresh the hearts of many of opinion, as well as the opinion of many God's children, scattered up and down other gentlemen, that the piece which as sheep in the wilderness, caused so much alarm in the timor. “ Under their labours, some bavę ous consciences of your country, is an hopefully become the subjects of di, absolute lie-or has been published vine grace. Many have communiin some other paper ; but of which, cated to this Society their grateful we have no knowledge whatever. acknowledgments for missionary ser
The vessel which carries this, will vices among them. Being unable to sail off to-morrow, or I would have
procure, among themselves, the ad. annexed a certificate of Mons. ministration of the Gospel, they have ACHARD, and of the Magistracy of solicited further aid.” this city, to support what I have said. I hope, however, that the minds of your friends of the clergy, will be şat- been received by a gentleman in Bal.
We are informed that a letter has isfied with what is said above. You are at liberty to use my letter
timore from a respectable corresas you think proper.
pondent in Wirtemberg, Germany, I remain, &c. &c.
giving an account of most important
occurrences in the religious world, LOUIS VALENTIN.
“ Cardinal Fesch,” he says, “Bo. Dr. WATERHOUSE, Professor, &c. naparte's uncle, is appointed chief of [Dr. Valentin is a learned and res.
the church over all the congregations pectable physician-has been in the
of the Rhenish confederation, and has United States ; is a member of our
actually been acknowledged as such by American Academy of Arts and all the Protestant princes, although he Sciences, and well known to some of is a Roman Catholíc. He had scarceour most respectable citizens who have ly taken his seat at Augsburg, before travelled in France.]
every thing began to incline towards Catholicism, with the poor betrayed flock of Protestants. Our Protestant clergy, (savs the letter) are tolay
aside the dress they have hitherto From the report of the New worn, as they commanded neither re. Hampshire Missionary Society, (con- spect nor made any show in their pres, sisting of about 100 Members) ent mode, and are to wear mass. published Nov. 1806, it appears that weeds; and our prelates actually the total amount received by their wear them now, and are obliged to Treasurer from contributions of mem- wear on their breasts the order of bers and others, in the years, 1804, Maria in a golden cross. A great 1805 and 1806, was $2167, 83. number of Catholic mass-books have With this sum they have employed been printed in the German language, various Missionaries in the northern
divided into hours of parts of the State of New York and prayer, and which are now actually New Hampshire 174 weeks, who have read before preaching, at the altar in
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the Protestant churches on the fron. pecially for the spread of the gospel tiers. The apostasy from religion is among the aboriginals of America ; every where attributed to want of it may not be unimportant to give you respect for the pope ; it must, say a concise account of the rise and prothey, be re-established, and the pope gress of the mission in which I have be viewed as the firstling of the king been engaged for some years with the dom of God. An universal union of Cherokee nation of Indians, border. religion, under the direction of the ing on the state of Tennessee. popedorn, was every where spoken ot, In the year 1794, I settled in that and no person bad, for fear of Bona- part of the state now called Blount parte, as yet, made any opposition. A county, at a time when the Cherokees new sect had also appeared, signal. were engaged in a bloody and de. izing themselves by a particular dress structive war with our frontiers. As and by a sign which every one wears this circumstance frequently called on his hat, who have actually deified out the youths of my charge in the de. Bonaparte."
fence of their country, and exposed
them to the vices attached to the mil. A gentleman deceased in Scotland itary life, I chose at some times to go
out with them in their expeditions, and lately, has bequeathed 12001. to be
thereby was led into the causes of the paid to the person who shall write and lay before the judges he has ap
savage and wretched state of those pointed, a Treatise which shall by
Indians. From that moment my mind them be determined to have the most began to be agitated with the question; merit upon the following subjects, as
Can nothing be done with this people expressed in his will, viz. “ The evi.
to meliorate their condition ? Is it dence that there is a Being, all pow
impossible they should be civilized, erful, wise and good, by whom every
and become acquainted with the gos. thing exists, and particularly to obviate pel of Christ? Some cheering rays of difficulties regarding the wisdom and hope would. Aash upon my mind when Fuordness of the Deity : and this in the I reflected that they were of the same first place, from considerations inde
race with ourselves ; that they were pendent of written revelation ; and in able to lay and execute plans with inthe second place from the revelation of genuity and promptness; but on viewthe Lord Jesus : and, from the whole,
ing the attempts already made to to point out the inferences most rec.
christianize other nations, and finding essary for, and useful to mankind.”
that they had mostly proved abortive, The ministers of the established
I was led seriously to review those church of Aberdeen, the principals plans, that I might, if possible, dis
cover the defect : and either intro. and professors of King's and Marischal colleges of Aberdeen, and the
duce some amendment, or a plan ertrustees of the testator, are appoint that instead of opening the minds of
tirely new. It was very observable, ed to nominate and make choice of the Indians, and enlarging the numthree of the judges.
ber of their confined ideas, they were
often dogmatically instructed on the van Account of the origin and progress of mostexalted subjects that can occupy
the Mission to the Cherokee Indians ; the mind of the most enlightened in a series of Letters from the Rev. man. They were urged to believe, Gideon Blackburn, to the Rev. Dr.
as absolutely necessary, things of Morse.
which, in their state of intelligence, LETTER I.
they could have no apprehension, and Marysville, ( Tenn.) 1807. which, by the manners of the white
people with whom they were mostly As the promises of God res. conversant, they were every day prac. pecting the conversion of the heathen tically taught to doubt, if not entire. are evidently on the eve of being ac- ly to discredit. Hence it was evident, complished, and as the friends of Zi. that a plan must be laid with the ex. 1 are anxiously watching the signs of pectation of having to combat with the times, and uniting their prayers a- ignorance, obstinacy, and strong preju. round the throne of God for the com- diccs. I knew that the operations of ing of tie kingdom of Christ, and es. God on the hearts of men were not
confined to means. Yet even in relig, In the year 1803, I came a delegate ion, cause and effect have been in the from our Presbytery to the General order of events without any great de. Assembly of the Presbyterian church, viation. I conceived it therefore in hoping I might find some method to dispensable to prepare the mind by bring this subject before that body. the most simple ideas, and by a pro- For this purpose I had drawn up the cess which would associate civiliza- outlines of a plan for the education of tion with religious instruction, and the Indian children as the most likely thus gradually prepare the rising mean of accomplishing a revolution race for the more sublime truths of in the habits of the nation. A petireligion, as they should be able to tion was laid before the Assembly, review them. I was fully persuaded questing supplies for our frontiers, in the plans pursued in South America, which was noticed the state of the in effecting what was called the civ- Cherokce nation, as exhibiting a field ilization of that country, would not for missionary service. This was redo with this strong minded and high ferred to the committee of missions, spirited people ; that boasted civiliza. in answer to whose inquiries I pretion was not the result of determina sented the proposed plan, and was retion, but of mere artificial impression; quested to undertake its execution ; while these bid fair, if rightly manag- the committee agreeing to give 200 ed, eventually to become American dollars for its support, and to engage citizens, and a valuable part of the my services as a missionary for two Union.
months. As this sum was quite in. This subject impressed my mind sufficient, the committee of missions more and more, and became frequent. gave me a recommendation to the ly the object of request at the throne public to gain pecuniary aid, and on of grace, until the year 1799. In that my return to Tennessee, I collected rear I introduced the subject to the four hundred and thirty dollars, and Presbytery of Union, of which I was some books to be applied by the dia member, but found so many embar. rection of the committee, to the use rassing difficulties thrown in the way, of the institution. Foreseeing that I was forced to yield any further at. many difficulties might obstruct my tempts in that way. In the year fol. intercourse with the nation, I waited lowing I laid a plan for a missionary on the President of the United States, society in that country, with a special and by the Secretary of war received reference to this object ; yet though letters of recommendation to the In. many were highly pleased with the dians, and directions to Col. Meigs, design, the scarcity of money and the the agent for Indian affairs, to facilipoverty of the people in that newly tate my design. settled country, became such insur.
I am, &c. mountable objects that I was again
GIDEON BLACKBURN, compelled to give up the attempt.
(To be continued.)
UNITED STATES. *Bisset, the author of the Life of WASHINGTON publicly disavowed Burke, in bis Life of George IIId, a those letters, (supposed to have been work of much merit, has been misled fabricated by a British officer) in a into an important error, concerning public letter to the Secretary of State, the opinions of WASHINGTON at the on his retiring from the presidency, commencement of the revolution, by and that at his request, his letter was giving implicit credit to certain let deposited in the archives of State. ters which were published as the pri. It is to be lamented that such a learnvate letters of WASHINGTON, in one ed and candid author as BISSET of which that great character is made should have founded a train of false to say, that in declaring Indepen- reasoning on the supposed premature dence Congress had overshot the mark. declvation of independence, on the It is well known in this country, that authority of Washington, with no other data than a paltry collection of Monthly Review
4250 spurious letters, which, with proper Gentleman's Magazine 3500 inquiry, he could have ascertained to European Magazine 3500 have been fabricated with malignant Ladies' Magazine 3000 views.
Medical & Physical Journal 2250 The writer of this article hopes it Briush Critic
2000 will, through the medium of some of Universal Magazine 2000 Mr. Bisset's friends, find its way to Journalof New Voyages and bis cabinet, in order that an error, so Travels
1500 painful to the disciples of WASHING, Philosophical Magazine 1250 Tox, may be corrected in a subse- Anti-Jacobin Review 1250 quent edition of his useful work.
1250 Charleston Courier. Monthly Mirror
1000 Nicholson's Journal 1000
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Tas picture of New York; or the 21, 1807, by William Lyman, A. M. traveller's guide, through the com- Hartford. 1807. Hudson & Goodwin. mercial metropolis of the United A sermon delivered in North Yar. States. New York. 1807. J. Riley, mouth (Maine) at the Installation of and Co.
the Rev. John Dutton, over the church The Young Christian, an instruc. in the second territorial parish in that tive narrative, by James Muir, D. D. place, Oct. 1, 1806. By Asa Lyman, Alexandria. S. Snowden.
A. M. Portland. 1807. Universal Salvation, a very ancient A sermon preached in Halifax doctrine ; with some account of the (Vt.) Sept. 17, 1806, at the Installa. life and character of its author ; a tion of Rev. Thomas H. Wood, over sermon delivered at Rutland, west the Congregational church and socie. parisli, 1805, by Lemuel Haynes, ty in that town, by Joseph Lyman, A. M. Sixth edition. Boston. 1807. D. D. Northampton. 1807. Wro. D. Carlisle.
Butler. A sermon on the death of Hon. - A Sermon before the Governor, the William Patterson, Esq. L. L. D. one honourable Council, and both branchof the associate justices of the su- es of the Legislature of the Com. preme court of the United States, by monwealth of Massachusetts, on the Joseph Clark, A M. New Bruns. day of General Election, May 27, Wick. 1806. A. Blauvelt.
1807. By William Bentley, A. M. A sermon, preached in the Inde. Minister of the second church and pendent, or Congregational church, Salem. Boston. Adams & Rhoades. Charleston, South Carolina, Sept.
A discourse delivered at Hopkins 14, 1806, by Isaac Stocton Keith, ton, before the Honourable LegislaD. D. Charleston. W P. Young. ture of the State of New Hampshire,
A sermon, delivered at Lebanon, at their annual election, June 4th, in the south society, at the dedication 1807, by Nathan Bradstreet, A. M. of the new brick meeting house, Jan. Amherst. 1807. Joseph Cushing. Vol. III. No. 1. F
Eight discourses on Baptism, viz. per's poems, in three volumes, being John's Baptism, Christian Baptisın, a more complete edition of his works Believer's Baptism, Infant Baptism, than has been yet published. ManBelieving parents and their children ning & Loring, E. Lincoln, and Join covenant with God, being buried seph Cushing with Christ in baptism, illustrated. To which is annexed Mrs. Jackson's Elements of Zoology :: or outlines confession. Boston. D. Carlisle, 1806. of the natural history of animals. By
Letters concerning the constitution Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. Proand order of the Christian ministry, fessor of Materia Medica, Natural as deduced from Scripture and prim- History, and Botany in the University itive usage ; addressed to the mem- of Pennsylvania. Conditions, &c. bers of the United Presbyterian I. It is proposed to publish this churches in the city of New York, by work on a plan, in most respects, difSamuel Miller, D. D. one of the pas- ferent from that of any other writer tors of said churches. Hopkins & on the same subjects. It will emSeymour.
brace, 1. An outline of what is comA sermon, preached before the monly called the Philosophy of ZooloMassachusetts Missionary Society, at sy; that is, the anatomy and physio. their annual meeting in Boston, Maylogy of animals, their manners and 26, 807, by Elijah Parish, A. M. instinets, their uses, &c. ; together pastor of the church in Byefield. with 2. Systematic arrangements of an. Newburyport. E. W. Allen. 1807. imals, descriptions of the principal
A view of the economy of the genera, and many of the species : also, Church of God, as it existed primi. 3. An explanation of the greater numtively, under the Abrahamic dispen- ber of the terms that are employed by sation and the Sinai law; and as it is writers on all the branches of Zoology. perpetuated under the more luminous II. As the work will be the produce dispensation of the gospel ; particu- tion of a native American, so it shall larly in regard to the covenants. By be the studious aim of the author to Samuel Austin, A. M. minister of the adapt it, in an especial manner, to the gospel in Worcester, Mass. Worces- lovers and cultivators of Natural His. ter.' Thomas & Sturtevant.
tory in the United States. Accord. The Boston Directory ; containing ingly, independent of the philosophthe names of the inhabitants, their ical or physiological departments, occupations, places of business, and these Elements will contain the de. dwelling-houses. With lists of the scriptions of a great number of Amer.. streets, lanes, and wharves; the town. iean Quadrupeds, Birds, Serpents, officers, public offices, and banks ; Fishes, Insects, Vermes, &c. not a of the stages, which run from Bosc few of which have never yet been ton, with the times of their arrival
(publicly) described by any naturalist. and departure; and a general de. III. The work being intended as a scription of the town, illustrated by a companion for the author's Elements plan, drawn from actual surveyof Botany, published in 1803, it will, Boston. Edward Cotton. 1807. like that work, be printed in an octa
A discourse deliverd before the vo form, of the Royal size ; on a good Ancient and Honourable Artillery paper, and a new type. IV. For the company in Boston, June 1, 1807, be. convenience of the purchasers, the ing the anniversary of their election work will be printed in two volumes, of officers, by Thomas Baldwin, D. D. each of which is to contain, at least, pastor of the second Baptist church 256 pages, exclusive of an Index. in Boston.
Boston. Munroe and V. It will be illustrated by a few Francis. 1807.
(not less than ten) necessary plates, A sermon, preached before the engraven by eminent artists, both in Congregational ministers in Boston, America and in Europe. VI. The May 27, 1807, by John Reed, D. D. price of the work (in boards) will be pastor of the first church and Con. five dollars to subseribers. gregational society in Bridgwater. Adams's Roman Antiquities. One Boston. Munroe & Francis. 1807. large volume, 8vo. 640 pages. $3
To be published in the fall, by MatA new and elegant edition of Cow. thew Carey, Philadelphia.
IN THE PRESS.