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part of his supports from the Society, is still diligent, active, and successful, in discharging the duties of his mission at Marshpee. He is justly venerated by his people, who are chiefly of mixed blood, as their father, and the protector of their rights and property.¶ (To be continued.)
Extract from the Minutes of the proceedings of the Synod of Albany of the Presbyterian Church, at their Session in Whitesborough, held on the 1st and 2d days of October, 1806. THE Synod have heard with plea are, that the institutions of religion within their bounds are well attended, and treated with marked reverence and affection. In some places striking instances of the triumphs of the cross have occurred, and in most the work of God seems to be advancing, though silently, yet surely. The youth are instructed in the principles of our holy religion with considerable and commendable assiduity. Peace and harmony prevail generally, and the good order of the church is preserved unimpaired. Vacant congregations are supplying, new ones are forming, and the cry for additional preachers of the word becomes more loud and urgent. The pastors appear to fulfil their duties, and the flocks theirs, so that between them, excepting in very few instances, exists the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
Although the prospect externally is thus promising, Synod regret that so much coldness and formality pre
One hundred dollars, beside some occasional grants of small sums, stationary and books.
These Indians possess several thousand acres of land, which were sequestered and secured to their ancestors, and their successors, by Richard Bourn, their pastor, who first planted Christianity here, about a century and a half ago. This plantation is an asylum for Indians from various parts of New Eng land and Long Island, and some have resorted here from Georgia, and even from the East-Indies. They are not The Indians of unmixed blood do not exceed forty or fifty persons.
vail among Christians who enjoy so many gospel privileges; that so few, compared with the whole number of sinners who hear the gospel, feel its power and accept its offers in love that in some societies gross sins abound, and into others essential errors have crept. Deeming it a sacred duty to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints, Synod take this opportunity of raising their warning voice against this coldness; these sins and errors. It is mournful that they who are snatched from perdition by the grace of Jesus should ever be careless in the service of their Master; should ever permit their love to decay in its ardour or its public expression. Christians ought ever to be awake and walk, as becometh children of light, and the redeemed of God. It is high time for them to do so, since the night is far spent, and the day is at hand. They must gird on the armour of Jehovah, and bear testimony against sins, especially those which abound. Drunkenness and profanity, and sabbath breaking ought not to be so much as named among Christians; and Synod hope that all who are in their connexion will most studiously avoid the appearance of evil as well as its practice; and that they will admonish and exhort all, who are guilty of im morality, to repent and live godly in Christ Jesus.
Error in practice arises from error in doctrine; not that all who are correct in the latter, are always so in the former; for many are only nominal believers, who though they profess the truth in words, hold it in un. righteousness. Between sound principle and sound conduct there is an inseparable connexion. Synod there. fore, whilst they warn their churches against immorality, warn them solemnly against errors. Those which chiefly prevail respect the future destiny of sinners, and the character and work of the Redeemer. Satan is still instilling into the hearts of sinners what he said unto the woman in paradise," ye shall not surely die." He is filling them with the hope, that though they live after the flesh, they will finally be saved. Thus he is exciting them to turn the grace of God into licentiousness. Christians ought not to be deceived. Sin is an awful
evil, and merits infinite displeasure. It need only be realized, to be thus acknowledged, and that with pungent grief of soul. We exhort our churches to beware of rejecting this solemn truth.
Great as their error is, who do this, it is surpassed by that of those who deny the only Lord God who bought them. Over their sad and dreadful mistake we weep with unfeigned sorrow. The divinity and atonement of Christ, are written as with a sun beam in Scripture, and are felt to be truths by all awakened souls. Let none be deceived by a parade of learning in the opposers of these doctrines. These men arrogate to themselves à greater share of it than they really possess. Their conduct is imposing, but their foundation is unstable as the wind. Before their opinions can be substantiated, the Scriptures must be abandoned for if these be explained, according to the mode of explaining works of uninspired men, Christ is truly God, and has paid the price of redemption for our sins. We receive these truths, as they are published in the volume of inspiration, confessedly a mystery, but it is "the mystery of godliness," worthy of Jehovah, and necessary for sinful man.
Without this mystery the convinced sinner can find no peace here, or hope for eternity. To the law and testimony; if we speak not according to these, it is because there is no light in us. We leave these sentiments with you! we appeal to your consciences! we call on the churches to defend the common salvation with the temper of the gospel. Many of them are the posterity of those, who for the same preeious truths, left their native homes, braved the terrors of the deep, and settled in a country then inhabited by savages. We pray that the spirit, they felt, may influence their descendants, and all who belong to our Zion, May great grace, mercy and peace be multiplied unto all such, and all believers every where, from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Saviour. AMEN.
JONAS COE, Moderator.
TEMALE EXERTIONS FOR SPREAD-
To the Editors of the Panoplist.
THE multiplied and liberal exer tions of Christ's female disciples in promoting his kingdom, are a consol. ing evidence of the power of his grace in their hearts, and are the lively expressions of their attachment and §delity to him, and of their disinterested, ardent wishes for the recovery and salvation of immortal souls. The Divine Jesus, in our age, no less than in the days of his apostles, has given discriminating marks of his love and kindness to the daughters of Zion, by exciting their affections to him, and by animating their zeal and liber. ality to minister to the necessities of his poor members. They have the marked honour of taking an active and leading part in repairing the des olations, and building up the walls of our Jerusalem. Numerous are the instances of female charity to the souls of men. Among others, let the Panoplist record the seasonable and benevolent exertions of a number of devout ladies in Whitestown, New York, who have formed themselves into a society for the purpose of aiding missionary labours in the new settlements of our country, by the name of The Female Charitable Society of Whitestown; and, as the first proof of their pious benevolence, have collected and contributed to the funds of the Hampshire Missionary Society, for the purpose of promoting mis sions, the sum of $110. To this in formation, which must be pleasing to the friends of Jesus, let me subjoin an extract of a letter, written by a worthy minister in the District of Maine, to a member of the Hampshire Mis sionary Society,
EXTRACT. "From sober report, the presence of God, I conclude, accompanied your missionaries, when they were here, and in other places also. I feel a degree of thankfulness to God that he has been pleased to favour you with such missionaries, as you have sent into Maine. They are an honour to your Society. They comfort & rejoice the hearts of God's poor people, who are sad and solitary, and destitute in the wilderness.
"I observe in the Report of the Trustees of your Society for August, 1805, this entertaining period, Total from Female Association, $278 88.' When the condescending God ordered the erection of a tabernacle, that he might dwell among his people, the sacred story is this; And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue and of purple and of scarlet and of fine linen. And all the women, whose heart stirred them up in wisdom, spun goat's hair. Three thousand years have now elapsed since this piece of history was recorded by an amanuensis of the Holy Spirit; since which time there has nothing of the kind come to my knowledge more pleasing, and more similar to this piece of ancient history, than the efforts of the Female Association in Hampshire county to build, enlarge, and ornament the tabernacle of the glorious Redeemer, the hurch of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. May they never be weary in well doing; for they shall due season reap, if they faint not.”
To the foregoing, the Editors think proper to add the following particulars of the Female Society above mentioned, from their Constitution and Circular Letter.
The specific object of the Associa. tion is expressed in their circular letter.
"We humbly hope, we in some measure feel the magnitude of the object, which is, the advancement of the cause of the dear Redeemer. This we would endeavour to promote by contributing to the support of faithful missionaries, who are sent to break the bread of life to those who are destitute of the ordinary means of grace, which we so richly enjoy.
"We have recently been told, by missionaries returning from distant parts of our country, of persons who have come to them, and with tears in their eyes assured them, they had not heard a sermon for fourteen years before; and who, taking them affectionately by the hand, have invoked the blessing of Heaven on their heads, and on the heads of those charitable persons, whose compassionate hearts had moved them to commiserate their unhappy condition, and to send the word of life and salvation to their perishing souls."
May "the blessing of many ready to perish" come upon this Society; and others of their sex, more liberally favoured with the bounties of Providence, when they shall read the above, be excited to " go and do likewise."
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA TO HIS CORRESPONDENT IN BOSTON.
This Society was formed in September last, at Whitestown, which, twenty years ago, was a wilderness. The members of this institution, believing that a portion of the bounties of Providence can be applied in no better way than in administering to the spiritual necessities of their fellow SIR, reatures, and convinced of the utility and importance of missionaries, by whose benevolent exertions the glad tidings of redemption are carried to multitudes, who are perishing for lack of knowledge; and wishing to Co-operate with such societies, by Contributing their mite towards the advancement of so good a cause, associated for that purpose.
The Society is under the management of six Trustees, who choose their Treasurer to receive the monies subscribed, and to keep their ac. counts and records. Each subscriber is to pay one dollar annually to the
Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1806.
I SUBJOIN an extract of a letter received by Dr. Stoughton, of this city, from Mr. Carey, dated at Calcutta, the 25th Oct. 1805. "The third volume of the Bible, from Job to Canticles inclusive, is published. The second edition of the New Testament will be out in about a month. The prophets are begun, and we intend to begin printing the historical books from Joshua forwards in a few weeks. The gospel by Matthew is printed (nearly) in the Mahratta language; nearly the whole New and some parts of the Old Testament are translated into that language, that of the Oris
se, the Hindostanne, and Persian. The gospels in Hindostanne, and Matthew in Persian, are printed for the college at another press. We have some more extensive plans for translations in contemplation, if God prosper us."
In a pamphlet, entitled, "Period. ical Accounts relative to the Baptist Missionary Society," I find the following: "We are forwarding the translating and printing of the Scriptures as fast as possible. The third volume of the Bible is finished. We have almost got through the second edition of the New Testament; we want it much, as we have not a single copy of the first edition left."
Subsequent to these advices, there can be no doubt but considerable progress has been made in this all Important work; and if the Lord please to spare the lives of his servants, now engaged in the translations and printing, and open the hearts of his people to furnish pecuniary aid, there is every reason to hope, that a few years will produce translations and publications of the whole of the
Scriptures into the seven languages of India.
The mission last year was strengthened by the accession of four missionaries from England by the way of this country. This year two more have been conveyed directly from England; but no information is yet received of their arrival. The London Missionary Society, in the last year, also, dispatched six missionaries, who all arrived safely at Madras, Three of these were settled in Ceylon, two at Vizagapatam, and one at Tranquebar. Two more arrived after these, from the same Society, whose destination was for Surat. Thus the enemy's kingdom, in that dark corner of the earth, is invested on many sides.
With this you will receive a copy of the gospel by Matthew in the Mahratta language, and if you think it will be useful to promote the laudable work you have in hand, I can procure and will forward a copy of the New Testament and Pentateuch in Bengalee. Your friend,
List of New Publications.
A Discourse before the Society for propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North America, delivered November 6, 1806. By Thomas Barnard, D. D. minister of the north church in Salem. Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. 1806.
A Sermon, delivered Sept. 14, 1806, at the interment of Mrs. Rachel Smith, relict of the late Hon. Thomas Smith, Esq. who died Sept. 12, in the 74th year of her age. By Henry Lincoln, minister of the Congrega. tional church in Falmouth, Barnstable county. Boston. E. Lincoln. 1806.
The happy voyage completed, and the sure anchor cast. A Sermon, occasioned by the universally lamented death of Capt. Jonathan Parsons, who departed this life at sea, Dec. 29, 1784, in the 50th year of his age: preached at the Presbyterian church in Newburyport, February 27, 1785. Published at the request of the Ma
rine Society there. By Jolm Murray. A. M. pastor of said church. Reprinted. Newburyport. E. W. Allen. December, 1806.
A Sermon, delivered by Ezra Stiles Ely, on the first Sabbath after his ordination. Hartford. Lincoln and Gleason. 1806.
An account of the Massachusetts Society for promoting Christian knowledge. Published by order of the Society. Cambridge, W. Hil..
liard. 1806. pp. 44.
An account of the Massachusetts State Prison. Containing a descrip tion and plan of the edifice; the law, regulations, rules and orders; with a view of the present state of the Insti tution. By the Board of Visitors. Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge.
Christianity Displayed, or a rational view of the great Scripture doctrine of Redemption and Salvation, through Jesus Christ-together with
A Sermon, preached July 13, 1805, at the funeral of Mrs. Lydia Fisk, late consort of the Rev. Elisha Fisk, pastor of the church in Wrentham. By Nathanael Emmons, D. D. pastor of the church in Franklin. Dedham.
H. Mann. August, 1805.
The Life of God in the Soul of Man; or, the nature and excellency of the Christian Religion. By Henry Scougal, A. M. To which are prefixed, memoirs of the author. Boston. E. Lincoln.
A Discourse, delivered next Lord's day after the interment of Deacon Peter Whiting, who departed this life, December 9, 1805, in the 60th year of his age. By Nathanael Em. mons, D. D. pastor of the church in Franklin. Providence. Heaton and Williams.
An Oration, pronounced at Littleton, July 4, 1806, the 31st anniversary of American Independence. By Edmund Foster, A. M. minister of the gospel at Littleton. Cambridge. Hilliard. 1806.
The Death of Legal Hope, and the Life of Evangelical Obedience. An essay on Gal. ii. 19. Shewing that while a sinner is in the law, as a covenant, he cannot live to God in the performance of duty and that the moral law is immutable in its nature, and of perpetual use, as the rule of a believer's conduct. By Abraham Booth. 12mo. pp. 84. Boston. Manning & Loring. Scott's Family Bible, vols. I, II, & Price to subscribers $6 per
vol. Philadelphia. W. W. Woodward. These vols. complete the Old Testament. The fourth and last, which contains the New Testament, will be finished in the spring.
Anferican Annals; or, a Chronological History of America from its Discovery in 1492 to 1806. In two volumes. By Abiel Holmes, D. D. A. A. S. S. H. S. minister of the first church in Cambridge. Vol. II. Cambridge. W. Hilliard.
Hora Pauline; or, the truth of the scripture history of St. Paul evinced by a comparison of the epistles which bear his name with the Acts of the Apostles, and with one another. By William Paley, D. D. Cambridge. W. Hilliard. 1806.
PROPOSED BY SUBSCRIPTION.
A Theological Dictionary, containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations, which have subsisted in the religious world, from the birth of Christ to the present day; together with an accurate statement of the most remarkable transactions and events recorded in ecclesiastical history. By Charles Buce. Philadelphia. W. W. Woodward.
A complete system of Geography, ancient and modern, in 6 volumes 8vo. By James Playfair, D. D. Principal of the United College of St. Andrew's Historiographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; F. R. S. F. A. S. Edinburgh; and author of " A system of Chronology." Philadelphia. J. Watts.
Collins, Perkins, & Co. of New York, propose to put immediately to press, a new and valuable work, entitled French Homonysms, or a collection of words, similar in sound, but different in meaning or spelling. By John Martin, professor of languages in New York.
The Era of Missions. By William Staughton, D. D. pastor of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia.