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se, the Hindostanne, and Persian. Scriptures into the seven languages The gospels in Hindostanne, and of India. Matthew in Persian, are printed for The mission last year was strengththe college at another press. We ened by the accession of four missiohave some more extensive plans for naries from England by the way of translations in contemplation, if God this country. This year two more prosper us."

have been conveyed directly from In a pamphlet, entitled, "Period. England; but no information is yet ical Accounts relative to the Baptist received of their arrival. The LonMissionary Society," I find the foldon Missionary Society, in the last lowing : “ We are forwarding the year, also, dispatched six missiona. translating and printing of the Scrip- ries, who all arrived safely at Madras. tures as fast as possible. The third Three of these were settled in Ceyvolume of the Bible is finished. We lon, two at Vizagapatam, and one have almost got through the second at Tranquebar. Two more arrived edition of the New Testament; we after these, from the same Society, want it much, as we have not a single whose destination was for Surat. copy of the first cdition lett." Thus the enemy's kingdom, in that

Subsequent to these advices, there dark corner of the earth, is invested can be no doubt but considerable pro- on many sides. gress has been made in this all With this you will receive a copy important work, and if the Lord of the gospel by Matthew in the please to spare the lives of his ser- Mahratta language, and if you think vants, now engaged in the translations it will be useful to promote the laud. and printing, and open the hearts of able work you have in hand, I can his people to furnish pecuniary aid, procure and will forward a copy of there is every reason to hope, that a the New Testament and Pentateuch few years will produce translations in Bengalee. and publications of the whole of the

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A Discourse before the Society rine Society there. By Jolm Mur. for propagating the Gospel among the ray. A M. pastor of said church. Indians and others in North Ameri. Reprinted. Newburyport. E. W. Alca, delivered November 6, 1806. By len. December, 1806. Thomas Barnard, D. D. minister of A Sermon, delivered by Ezra Stiles the north church in Salem. . Charles. Ely, on the first Sabbath after his ortown. Samuel Etheridge. 1806.

dination, Hartford. Lincoln and A Sermon, delivered Sept. 14, Gleason. 1806. 1806, at the interment of Mrs. Rachel An account of the Massachusetts Smith, relict of the late Hon. Thomas Society, for promoting Christian Smith, Esq. who died Sept. 12, in the knowledge. Published by order of 74th year of her age. By Henry the Society. Cambridge, W. Hil. Lincoln, minister of the Congrega. liard. 1806.

pp. 44. tional church in Falmouth, Barnsta- An account of the Massachusetts

Boston. E. Lincoln. State Prison. Containing a descrip 1806.

tion and plan of the edifice; the law, The happy voyage completed, and regulations, rules and orders; with a the sure anchor cast. A Sermon, view of the present state of the Insti. occasioned by the universally lament. tution. By the Board of Visitors. ed death of Capt. Jonathan Parsons, Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. who departed this life at sea, Dec, Dec. 1806. 29, 1784, in the 50th year of his age : Christianity Displayed, or a rationpreached at the Preshyterian church al view of the great Scripture docin Newburyport, February 27, 1785. trine of Redemption' and Şalvation, Published at the request of the Ma. through Jesus Christ-together with

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some practical observations. By a vol. Philadelphia. W. W. Wood. Citizen of Baltimore. 8vo. 25 ward. These vols. complete the Old

Testament. The fourth and last, Charity recommended from the so- which contains the New Testament, cial state of man. A Discourse, de- will be finished in the spring. livered before the Salem Female Anferican Annals ; or, a Chrono. Charitable Society, September 17, logical History of America from its 1806. By Rev. John Prince, LL. D. Discovery in 1492 to 1806. In two 8vo. pp. 39. Salem. Joshua Cushing. volumes. By Abiel Holmes, D. D.

A Discourse, delivered at Still. A. A. S. S. H. S. minister of the first water, before the members of Mont church in Cambridge. Vol. II. gomery Lodge, August 12, 1806. By Cambridge. W. Hilliard. David Butler, Rector of St. Paul's Horæ Paulinæ ; or, the truth of the Church, Troy, and of Trinity Church, scripture history of St. Paul evinced Larsinburgh. 8vo. pp. 24. Troy, by a comparison of the epistles which NY, Wright, Goodenow, and bear his name with the Acts of the Stockwell

Apostles, and with one another. By A Sermon, preached July 13, 1805, William Paley, D. D. Cambridge. at the funeral of Mrs. Lydia Fisk, W. Hilliard. 1806. late consort of the Rev. Elisha Fisk, pastor of the church in Wrentham. By Nathanael Emmons, D. D. pastor PROPOSED BY SUBSCRIPTION. of the church in Franklin. Dedham. H. Mann. August, 1805.

A Theological Dictionary, contain. The Life of God in the Soul of ing definitions of all religious terms: Man ; or, the nature and excellency a comprehensive view of every artiof the Christian Religion. By Henry cle in the system of divinity; an imScougal, A. M. To which are pre- partial account of all the principal de.' fixed, memoirs of the author. Bos. nominations, which have subsisted in ton. E. Lincoln.

the religious world, from the birth of A Discourse, delivered next Lord's Christ to the present day; together day after the interment of Deacon with an accurate statement of the Peter Whiting, who departed this most remarkable transactions and life, December 9, 1805, in the 60th events recorded in ecclesiastical his. year of his age. By Nathanael. Em. tory. By Charles Buce. Philadelmons, D. D. pastor of the church in phia. W. W. Woodward. Franklin. Providence. Heaton and A complete system of Geography, Williams.

ancient and modern, in 6 volumes An Oration, pronounced at Little. 8vo. By James Playfair, D. D. ton, July 4, 1806, the 31st anniversary Principal of the United College of of American Independence. By Ed. St. Andrew's ; Historiographer to mund Foster, A. M. minister of the his Royal Highness the Prince of gospel at Littleton. Cambridge. Wales; F.R.S. F. A.S. Edinburgh; Hilliard. 1806.

and author of “ A system of ChroThe Death of Legal Hope, and the nology." Philadelphia. J. Watts. Life of Evangelical Obedience. An Collins, Perkins, & Co. of New essay on Gal. ii. 19. Shewing that York, propose to put immediately to while a sinner is in the law, as a cov. press, a new and valuable work, enenant, be cannot live to God in the titled French Homonysms, or a colperformance of duty : and that the lection of words, similar in sound, but moral law is immutable in its nature, different in meaning or spelling. By and of perpetual use, as the rule of John Martin, professor of languages a believer's conduct. By Abraham in New York. Booth. 12mo. pp. 84. Boston. The Era of Missions. By William Manning & Loring:

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ORDAINED at Sandbornton, N. H. the country. In June, the Rev. Mr. on the 13th November, the Rev. Clark was ordained and installed in Abraham Bodwell, over the Congre- the town of Milton; a few months pregational church and society in that vious to which the Rev. Mr. Shad. town. The Rev. H. C. Parley of wick was installed in another congreMethuen, Mass. made the introducto- gation in the same town, In July, the ry prayer ; Rev. Asa M'Farland, of Rev. Mr. Rich was ordained and inConcord, preached from Ephesians iii. stalled at Sangersfield. In August, 8, 9, and 10. Rev. Ethan Smith, of the Rev. Mr. Adams was ordained Hopkinton, made the consecrating and installed in a congregation in prayer ; Rev. Isaac Smith, of Gil. Sherburne. manton, gave the charge ; Rev. Tho. It is a subject of pleasing conteme mas Worcester, of Salisbury, gave the plation, and cause of lively gratitude fellowship of the churches ; and Rev. to God, that congregations are now Mr. Babcock, of Andover, made the formed, and supplied with pastors, concluding prayer.

in places which but a few years since, Respecting this transaction there were a wilderness. was great unanimity in the church The ordinations above mentioned and society, and the order and pro. are confined to churches, which from priety which were observed during their agreement in doctrine and conthe solemnities of ordination, reflect formity in worship, and spirit of dishorrour' on the inhabitants of the cipline, may be considered as form. town.

ing denomination.

Baptist On the 4th Sept. the presbytery of churches likewise increase in num. Oneida ordained Mr. George Hall, of bers; and an Episcopal church, which East-Haddam, Connecticut, to the has a settled pastor, was consecrated work of the gospel ministry, and in- on the 7th inst, at Utica. stalled him in the pastoral charge of On Tuesday the 23d of September the congregation of Cherry Valley. last, the presbytery of Oneida ordainThe Rev. J. Southworth, of Bridge. ed Mr. William Neill, a licenciate late water, made the introductory prayer, of the presbytery of New-Brunswick, and gave the right hand of fellowship to the work of the gospel ministry, and the Rev. Samuel F. Snowden, of New- installed him pastor of the congregaHartford, delivered the sermon; the tion of Cooperstown. The exercises Rev. James Camahan, of Whitesbo- were performed in the following order, rough, made the ordaining prayer ; and by the following persons : The the Rev. Joshua Knight, of Sherburne, Rev. Andrew Oliver made the intro. presided, and gave the charges to the ductory prayer ; the Rev. James Carminister and to the people ; and the nahan delivered the sermon, from Rev. Ardrew Oliver, late of Pelham, Luke ii. 34; the Rev. Joshua Knight in Massachusetts, made the conclud- presided and made the ordaining ing prayer.

prayer ; the Rev. George Hall gave This or lination is the fourth which the right hand of fellowship, and the has occurred within the space of four Rev. 'Samuel F. Snowden delivered innths, in the Presbyterian and Con- the charges to the minister and peogregational churches in this part of ple, and made the concluding prayer.



was married to Mr. Hugh Hodge.

He too vas one to whom the labours a concluded from p. 248.)

of Mr. Whitefield had been remarka774, as neerlas can be ascer- bly blest; and was chosen one of the

Sabjuct of this rafrative 'first deacons of the church which, as

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we have already seen, was formed by a long period of time, during which an association of the particular friends there was some hope that their son and adherents of that eminent preach- might be alive, and the grief which er. Mr. Hodge “used the office of a they suffered when they were at last deacon well ;" sustaining it with great obliged to consider it as a melanch ly fidelity and reputation to the day of fact that their only child was no nice, bis death. On his side, as well as can better be supposed than describe on that of his wife, a regard to reli. ed. It is of more importance to regious comfort and improvement had mark, that their distress, great as it a governing influence in the choice was, never sunk them into dejection which they made of each other as or despondence, never brought from partners for life ; and experience fully them any unavailing or unchristian demonstrated, that on both sides a complaints, but was borne with a wise and happy choice had been resignation truly Christian, and a formed. Seldom has religion appear.

fortitude truly exemplary. Mrs. ed to more advantage in the conjugal Hodge, who had both hopes and fears, relation, than in tbat which subsisted in regard to the real piety of her son, between Mr. and Mrs. Hodge. For told the writer of these memoirs that nearly forty years they were emphati- she had passed many an hour in muscally "helps-mete" to each other in ing on what was probably bis eternal Christian duty, and in their journey state. “ After all,” said she, “it o the heavenly rest. “They walked must be left entirely with a sovereign before the Lord in all his ordinances and holy God; but I may, must, and and commandments," with a blame. do hope, if I get to beaven, to find lessness of which the examples are

him there."

The death of her daughter, who Coming together with a very small was ber first child, she has been portion of worldly property between heard to affirm, gave her very little them, they had to provide for their disturbance. “I had been married subsistence by their own efforts. eleven years,” said she to an intimate These efforts were mutual, strenuous, friend,“ and had no child. Nor was I and constant; and by the smiles of very anxious on the subject, till on a Providence, such was their success certain occasion, I was much interest. in business, that they were able not ed in seeing an infant devoted to God only to live in a comfortable and re- in baptism, in our church. I was putable manner; but to show a most then forcibly struck with the thought, amiable example of hospitality, to that a Christian parent possesses an perform numerous acts of charity and unspeakable privilege, who gives birth liberality, to be among the foremost to an immortal being, and is permit. in the support of the gospel, and, af- ted to give it away to God, in this his ter all, to remain possessed of a hand- instituted ordinance. On the spot I some capital.


fervently prayed for this privilege, if This pious couple had two children, it should be consistent with God's a son and a daughter. The daugh- will to grant it; and I solemnly vow. ter died in infancy; but the son lived ed that if it should be granted, I

grow up, to receive a liberal educa- would, by his grace assisting me, tief, to study physic, and to give unreservedly devote to him the child promise of future usefulness to the which he should give me. My world, and of comfort to his parents. prayer was answered, my vow was But these expectations were soon performed, and my child was taken blasted. During the revolutionary to God, all within a year." war, he went to sca, on a voyage of During the life of deacon Hodge, enterprize, with a number of other his house was constantly open for the promising youth of the city of Philadel. reception of all evangelical clergymen phia, and no certain information was who visited the city. The cordial Fler received afterwards, either of welcome which always met them them, or the vessel in which they there, and the pleasure which they Bailed. The probability is, that all both gave and received, made them Were buried together in the bosom of love to resort to this happy dwelling: the ocean. The anxiety which Mr. To many of them it was, for several and Mrs. Hodge experienced through years, a home, to which they went

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with as múch freedom as they would same place for sacred conferences, bave felt in going to a house of their and meetings for prayer aud religious own. Such, indeed, was the deep improvement. One of these meet. interest which both Mr. and Mrs. ings was held weekly at her house Hodge took in every thing that re- till a short time before her death, lated to the church, such their emi. and was, as she acknowledged, 1 nent piety, and such the influence of valuable substitute for the privilege their opinion upon others, that their of public worship, from which her insentiments on many interesting sub.

firmities at that time often detained jects, were asked by their clerical her. For many years after the death visitors, and are well known to have of her husband she likewise continu. had weight in several important pub- ed the business of shop-keeping, to lic concerns.

which she had long been accustomed. The house of deacon Hodge was

He had left her an easy maintenance, also remarkable as a place in which independently of any exertions of her religious associations, and assemblies

But she continued in her forof various kinds, were frequently mer occupation from considerations, held. Pious conferences, prayer

which manifested equally her benermeetings, and the exhortations of the olence and piety, and her good sense ministers of the gospel to as many as

and knowledge of human nature, the house and yard could contain,

The income from her shop, which were here always welcome, often

was considerable, was almost wholly witnessed, and in many instances em

applied to charitable uses, aud someinently blessed.

times she even added to it from her A general outline has now been ex

other resources. Thus, though she hibited of the life and habits of this did not labour for her own subsist. pious couple, for a long series of

ence, she had the satisfaction of proyears. Harmony between themselves, viding more extensively than she active attention to necessary worldly

could otherwise have done for the business, with a singular beneficence,

poor, the friendless, and the pious : charity, and piety, rendered them

and while she performed an imporshining examples of practical and

tant duty, gratified highly the feel. primitive Christianity.

ings of her heart. But she also well Deacon Hodge died A.

D. 1783.

knew the effect of habit on herself. By his will he left the use of nearly

She knew that having long been achis whole estate to his wife during

customed to fill up a large portion of her life, and at her death, made it a

the day with active business, she fund for the education of poor and

would be likely to feel the want of it, pious youth for the gospel ministry,

both in body and mind, when it in the college of New Jersey. Mrs.

should be discontinued. AccordingHodge bore the loss of her husband,

ly, when her infirmities at last com. pot indeed without keen distress, for

pelled her to relinquish her employ. all her feelings were remarkably

ment, she declared ihat she regretted acute, but yet with such a becoming it, principally because she found it and sweet submission to the divine

unfavourable to her religious state. will, as was extremely amiable and “ You are very fortunate, madam,” instructive. She cherished a fond

said a friend to her pleasantly,“ very remembrance of her husband through

fortunate, indeed, in having no care the whole remainder of her life, on all

or anxiety about the world, no busi. occasions she honoured his memory,

ness to take up your time or atten. often spoke of him with tenderness,

tion ; nothing to do from morning and yet, after her first sorrow's, never

till night, but to read, and meditate, with much apparent emotion, but in and pray, and converse with your the same manner in which she would friends." “ For all that," answered have mentioned a dear absent friend,

she, “I have not half so much comwhom she shortly expected to meet

fort, not even in religion, as when I again. Happy spirits! ye are now was bustling half the day behind the united, never more to part.

counter. I need more variety than I The house of Mrs. Hodge, after now get. I become poped and stu. the death of her husband, was the pified for the wint of something to same hospitable mansion as before, the

Besale all this, rain, fool,

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