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for capking; and the earthen pois broken, service? Are not Carey and Vanthe corn consumed, and the fuwls and

derkemp more respectable heroes pigeons roasted and devoured. Nothing than Desaix or Bonaparte ? was in be found except the bodies of their

We should be glad to give fardogs killed in endeavouring to defend the

ther Extracts from this Tract; but property of their masters. If we made any stay in a village,

it is of so easy purchase, and so the unfortunate inhabitants, who died on

very interesting, that we doubt not our approach, were suminoned to retum,

but it will have a very extensive under penulty of being treated as rebels,

circulation. who had joined the enemy, and of being made to pay double contributions. When LITERARY NOTICES. they had submitted to these threats, and came to pay the miri, it sometimes hap

Proposals have been issued at pened that they were so oun tous, as to

Philadelphia, for publishing combe mistaken for a body of men in arms,

plete edition of the Sermons and and their clubs cous.dered as muskets; in

other Works of the late Dr, W. which case, they were sure of being as. Smith, of that city, in fuur hand. sailed by several discharges from the rifie- some volumes, large octavo; and men and patroles, before an explanation the Subscriptions have been honcould take place. Those who were killed oured with the recommendation of were interred; and the survivors rimained friends with us, ustil a proper opurtunity able clergy of all denoininationis,

Congress, and of the most respecto present d itseli for retaliation.

“ It is true, that provided they did not Proposals have been likewise isquit their dwillings, but' paid ihe niri, sued, for printing Lectures on Naand supplied the wants of the aimy, they. tural Philosophy, by the Rev. J. not only spared themselves the trouble of

Ewing, D.D. late Provost of the a journey, and avoided. the unpleasant abode of the desert, but saw their provi

University of Philadelphia, in one sion eaten with regularity, and might

octavo volume; which are strongly come in for a portion of them, preserving

recommended by all the Profossurs a part of their doors, selling their eggs to

of that University, particularly as the soldiers, and having few of their wives

mingling judicious evangelical reand daughters ravished.”

fiecuon with the latest discoveries Vol. II. p. 44-46.

in science. How much more honourable is Dr. Witherspoon's Works have the service of Immanuel than that been published in three volumes; of Abaddon! Is not the holy war and some copies sent over, which in which our Missionaries are en

were unhappily lost by the founder gaged a far more pleasant and noble ing of a vessel.

SELECT LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. History of the Church of Christ. Vol. The Duty of England exemplified in IV, Part 1. Edited from the MS. of the Conduct of Hezekiah. A Sermon the late Rev. Jos. Milner, by the Rev. preached at Stockwell, July 31, 1803. By 1s. Milner, D. D. 8vo, 55. 64. boards. T. Jackson.

A Sermon, preached at St. Ann's, XExperimental Religion Delineared : in a Blackfriars, May 31, 1803, before the Selection from the Diary we the late Miss Society for Missions to Africa and the H. Neale. With a Recoinmendatory PreEast, &c. By the Rev. R. Cecil, M. A. face, by Dr. Ryland; and a Brief Memoir Minister of St. John's Chapel, Bedford by Mr. Greathved. 12ino, 35. 6d. Row. Also the Report of the Committee. To your Tents, O Britons! a Sermon. Evo, 25.

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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. We learn from Holland, where Mr. Kicherer, from South Africa, is zo

rived, together with three converted Hottentots, that considerable suco cess has attended his labours at Zak River, where no less than thirty adult persons have been baptized, after giving a satisfactory confession of their faith, together with about fifty of their children. The particulars, which are remarkably interesting and pleasing, will be laid

before the public hereafter. The Trustees of the Missionary quence of your late deputation to

Society of Connecticut, to France. We behold the band of a the Directors of the London wonder-working God; and, with a

pleasing anxiety, wait for informaMissionary Society.

tion respecting the result of that İlartford, Connecticut, April 20, 1893. your Committee met with, and the

Mission. The friendly reception Christian Brethren,

encouragement afforded them by Your very friendly Letter of influential men, we consider as Nov. 10, 1802, inclosing your An- onens of good; and while with you Dual Address, and the Report of we sincerely deplore the situation of your Committee concerning France, that fourishing and populous mareached us about the middle of last tion, with regard to religion, we month. It was accidentally de- are led to hope that, ere long, evan . tained some time in Boston: a cir. gelical truth will there be more .cumstance which we regret, as we generally know., and more univere were prevented longer than we sally embraced than at present. — otherwise should have been, froin May, the measures adopted by you, receiving intelligence which greatly be blessed of God towards the acrejoiced our hearts.

complishment of so desirable an We join with you, dear brethren, object! in ascribing praise to God, with

The dispensations of divine Pro. whom is the residue of the Spiri, vidence, of late years, with re• that he has stirred up the hearts of gard to the nations of Europe, have such numbers in the land of our been truly wonderful; and we canfathers, to interest theniseives so not but bope, they are designed to warmiy in the advancenient of ihe be introductory to glorious scenes, kingdoin of our divine Redeemer.

as respects the church of the living May the Lord increase the zeat of God. It-comforts our hearts to the members of your Society and refect, that all the convulsions as he is so eminently opening a doer which agitate nations, and the great for you to exert yourselves, may changes which take place six go. he give you one heart and one mind vernments, will be over - ruled 10 to follow the leadings of his provi, subserve the purposes of inanite dence! und my you have the wisdon, and goodness. abundant satisfaction of seeing the 'The intelligence contained in standard of the Cross erected in your Ansual Address, respecting Heathen lands, through your in Olaheitc and Africa, is very en strumentality; and of beholding the couraging; and leads us pub yox, principles of pure Christianity pre- to give praice te that God who hath vail in nations where Antichrist has graciously promised that the Heaso long been permitted to aleceive then shall be given to his Son for the people with his pernicious an inheritance, and the uttenrost errors!

parts of the earth for a possession. We are greatly animated with the The dear brethren who have a prospect opened to view, in conse. Zarded their lives to visit thoxe e mote regions, are not forgotten by revival. By late intelligence from us. We bear them on our hearts that part of our country, we are to the throne of grace; and antici. happy to learn that the rivival con-. pate, with pleasing expectation, tinues, and is becoming more exthe time when God, of his abund- tensive, though not attended with ant mercy, shall cause the light of such singular bodily impressions aa the gospel to beam on the dark at the first. There are diversities corners of the earth; and when the of operation, but only one Spirit;' isles, and the inhabitants thereof, and God has infinitely wise reasons, shall sing a new song, even praise though we may not see them, for unto our God. How must it departing from his usual mode of quicken and aniinate your exertions operation, at particular times and to reflect, that you may be co- in particular places. The revivais workers with God, in communicat- in New England have not been ata ing the light of salvation to nations tended with those effects upon the that are now perishing for lack of body which have characterized the vision! Go on, dear brethren, to work at the southward; – still we enlarge the sphere of your Mission- are constrained to believe, that the ary efforts, encouraged with the same God, who hath wrought thus assurance, that the friends of the powerfully with them, hath beea Redeemer, in all parts of the world, with us in the still small voice. who hear of your proceedings, are Let praise and glory be given to wrestling with God in prayer for him for the displays of his mercy, your success.

in whatever manner he may see fit We refer you to the Connecticut to manifest his power and grace ! Evangelical Magazine, which will Our Missionary efforts, owing to be transmitted to you with this let- the scantiness of our funds, have tér, for particulars respecting the hitherto been small, compared with state of religion in this country, and yours; but, from the increasing li. the proceedings of our Missionary berality of the good people of the Society. We trust it will refresh state, and the patronage of our your hearts, and call forth praise honourable legislature, we hope to to God, to learn that so many be able soon to do' more than we places in the United States have have yet done, in promoting the been lately blessed with visitations cause of truth and righteousness.uf his grace. Though infidelity You may think that the amount of and error are permitted to prevail our contributions, for the support in some places to an alarming de- of Missions, is small, considering gree, God is manifestly setting up that our Society extends through his standard, and showing that his the state ; bil it should be recol. arm is not shortened that his ear lected, that Connecticut is a small is not heavy. Perhaps in no ante. state. Its whole population is but cedent period has a greater number about 250,000. of these, oneof places been, at any one time, fourth or upwards are Episcopa. blessed with sprinklings of divine lians, Baptists, Wesleyan Method. grace, tho' more abundant showers ists, or other' denominations who may have been shed on particular do not unite with the consociated places.

churches of the state in the MissionIn Kentucky, and the back parts ary institution. of some of our southern states, As yet, we have done little for God has, for some time past, been the Heathen on our borders. They carrying on a very singular work of are in a truly deplorable state of grace. This work, as you have ignorance and barbarity; which probably been informed, is remark- loudly calls for the prayers and exable,' as respects the numbers ertions of those whom God has wrought upon, and the manner in blessed with the means of knowing which they are affected. In our him and Jesus Christ, whom he has Magazine for March 1802, you will sent. Their situation is also very

and the best account we have been peculiar; and, in many respects, Able to collect of this extraordinary more unfavourable to the reception




of the gospel than that of the inha. The present constitution of bitants of the islands in the South the Society was formed about five Sea. Our funds do not admit of years since ; and last fall, the inour forming a Missionary establish. stitution was made a legal corpoment upon an extensive plan : ration, by the legislature of the We have sent a judicious, pious Missionary to reside in the neigh- We have abundant reason to be. bourhood of some of the tribes, lieve, that the labours of our Mise with a view to his learning their sionaries, and the religious books language, and occasionally convers- which they have dispersed, have ing with such chiefs as he inay see, been blessed, in many instances, as on the subject of their receiving re- a means of keeping alive a sense of ligious instructors; and we indulge religion among the inhabitants of the hope, that God, in answer to the new settlements; and influenthe prayers of his people, will gra- cing them to take measures, inuch ciously open a door for his future sooner than could otherwise have usefulness; and that this may be been expeeted, for the regular setpreparatory to something more ef. tlement of gospel-ministers. fectual than has yet be

By inspecting a map of the United plished for those benighted Pagans. States, you will see that we have,

The attention of our Society has within our limits, large tracts of been chiefly turned to the inhabit- country still unsettled. The field ants of our new settlements. We for Missionary labours will, therehave a very extensive country at the fore, be extending itself for many back of us, which is settling with years, if not ages; and will call for an astonishing rapidity, chiefly by increased exertions on our part. If emigration from the Atlantic states. we may be made, in any measure, From a variety of circumstances at- instrumental in sending forth la. tending a country just settling, a bourers into this part of the vineconsiderable time must necessarily yard of our Lord, we trust we shall elapse before the inhabitants will so far promote the cause of truth, be in a situation to support the regu. and benefit the souls of our fellowlar preaching of the gospel, and administration of the Christian ordina We wish to maintain a friendly ances. We deem it, therefore, correspondence with your Society; highly necessary, that Zealous, for though the particular fields in faithful vissionaries be sent among which we are called to labour, are, them, that they may not lose sighit in some respects, different from each of the importance of religious in. other; yet our general object is stitutions. It was under these im- the same : -- the enlargement of the pressions, as well as with a view of Redeemer's kingdom. If we are ultimately benefitting tic Indians, sincere in this, it will be our de that the Missionary Society of Con- light to aid each other by our necticut was instituted. This Su.

prayers, and by mutual communi. ciety, though but recently organ- cations; which may serve to quicken ized in its present form, is in tact our zeal, so apt to grow languid, the oldest institution of the kind in and to stimulate to more vigorous America. For upwaris of tifteen and persevering efforts. Sensible years, the clergy of the state have

of the importance of a free and greatly interested themselves in be friendly intercourse with you, our half of the inhabitants of our fron. Board of Trustees have lately de. tier settlements. Many Mission- fermined to write semi-annually; aries have been sent to those settle- and to transmit to you our Magaments, by whom the gospel 112s' zines, which will inform you of our been preached, churches gathered, proceedings, and of the general and Christian ordinances adminis-, State of religion in this western tered, in numerous places, which, world. . We hope also to hear from but a short time since, were the you more, frequently than in times abode of savage bea ts, and the oc- past; and to receive from you such casional resort of still more savage communicaticns as may inform us


respecting the progress of pure and place among the nations of the vital Christianity in any part of the earth; and are looking forward, world, that may coine to your wird anxious solicitude, for the knowledge. We are particularly time when the Most High, who desirous of receiving, fro:n time to ruileth over all the earth, shall time, the Missionary Journal which overturn, and overturn, till he you mention is about to be pub• comes whose right it is to take the lished: not doubting but the pe. diadem and crown. rusal of it will serve to quicken us We are, dear brethren, in the cause in which we protess to with Christian affection and esteem, be engaged.

Your Fellow-Labourers, We desire witli you, devoutly to (In the name of the Trustees) adore the land of God, in the rea J. TREAD WELL, Chairınán inarkable events which are taking ADEL FLINT, Secretary


APRIL 20. A new meeting. June 6. The Independent Mio house was opened at Lit:le Haunam, nisters of the county of Kent, held Herts. The Rev.R.Hill preached their Annual Association in Mr. in the morning, from 1 Cor. ii. 1, 2; Goodwin's Meeting, at Lenham. and Mr. Weaver, of Shrewsbury. The evening preceding, Mr. Geo. in the afterninon, from Mat. xiii. Townsend preached, from Acts 45, 46; Mr. Holme, of Ware; Mr.' xxvi. 16. The next morning, a Drake, of Hertford ; and Mr. Lin- prayer - meeting at seven o'clock, sell (who at present supplies this At ten, Mr. James Parnel preached congregation) engaged in other from 2 Cor. iii. 18. In the evenparts of the service.

ing, Mr. Tracy, from is. Ixii, 1. April 27. The EAST KENT AsAfter sermon in the morning, the sociation of Ministers held their ministers and people of the assoHalf-yearly Meeting at Mr. Atkin- ciated churches present, joined in son's, Margate. Mr. W. Mather the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, preached in the morning, from Col. In these exercises, Messrs. Legyet, i. 28; and Mr. J. Maiher in the Child, Vincent, Ralph, Poppleevening, from Isa. xl. 11; Mr. At- well, and Arnold engaged in prayer. wood preached the preceding even: The next Annual Meeting is to ing. The next Meeting is appoint

be held at Greenwich Tabernacle. ed to be held at Mr. Arwood's, Mess.Gurteen, Vincent, and Town: Folkstone, Oct. 19, when Messrs. send to preach on that occasion. Gore and Cramp are expected to

Previous notice will be given of preach; and Mr, Young on the the time fixed. preceding evening.

The DEVONSHIRE Association On Whit-Monday (May 30) the of Calvinistic Ministers met at Apa Anniversary was held at Peppard, plėdore, June 22. On the preced intended to counteract the practice ing evening, Mr. W. Rooker, of of revelling on that day, and to Tavistock, preached from 2 Cor. Reach the poor villagers the good xiii. 14. Wednesday morning, Mr. way of the Lord. On this occasion Small, of Axminster, from Roin. three serions were preached by viii. 30 (Justification); and in the Messrs. Cook, Douglas, and Collie evening, Mr. Allen, of Exeter, de. son; Messrs. Jeary, Lovegrove, livered a (practical) discourse, from Bickerdike, Schulefeld, and Evans I Jolin ü. 20; Mr. R. Winton, of assisted in other parts of the ser. Ex:nouth, delivered an address to vices; and the children of the Sun, the churches; and Messrs. Dewey, day-Schools sung an hynn com: Jackson, and Stoat engaged in other posed for the purpose,

parts of the service. Notwithstande

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