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has just discovered more important trea- descendant of John Alden who first lande sures than all those already found by ed on Plymouth rock. The object of the him. Very voluminous fragments of the day was to lay the foundation of a monubest books of Polybius and Diodorus ment to celebrate the Battle. This was have been found among more recent done with Masonic ceremonies, nearly manuscripts of ecclesiastical works. 2000 masons being in the procession. They mention an entire book of Diodo. The performances on the ground conrus, containing precious details of the sisted of a prayer offered by the Rev. Mr. Phænicians. M. Mayo has also disco- Thaxter, who was Chaplain of Prescott's vered numerous fragments of Menander. regiment, and the first Chaplain of the

Revolutioary Army. The voice and man

ner of the Reverend speaker, who is 85 RUSSIA.

years of age, combined with a glow of The recent death of the Emperor patriotic feeling in the composition of ALEXANDER has given rise to much po. the prayer, rendered it a highly interestlitical speculation. There can be no ing performance. He was heard dis. doubt that the event will alter the aspect, tinctly by nearly the whole assembly on in no inconsiderable degree, of all Eu- the ground, which must have consisted of rope. As the head of the Holy Alliance, 20,000 persons. the late Autocrat will not be regretted

The following Hymn was then sung by

a select choir : by the people of the several European nations; but we believe he was at least

Hymn. a politic if not a beneficent ruler of his

By The Rev. JOHN PIERPONT, own subjects. Under him, for the last twenty-five years, Russia has been mak

Tune" Old Hundred." ing advances in civilization, science and 1 0, is not this a holy spot ! the arts, and of course in power. Lat. "Tis the high place of Freedomos terly, he seemed to think that he had

birth :pushed liberal institutions too far, and God of our fathers! is it not withdrew his patronage from Schools The holiest spot of all the earth ? for all, and positively discountenanced 2 Quenched is thy flame on Horeb's side: the Bible Society. His brother Con.

The robber roams o'er Sinai pow; STANTINE succeeds him. The name of

And those old men, thy seers, abide the new Emperor, given him by Cathe

No more on Zion's mournful brow. rine, of odious memory, is ominous for Turkey. He is, we understand, no great 3 But on this hill thou, Lord, hast favourite in Russia, although he affects

dwelt, great zeal for religion. This change in Since round its head the war-cloud the Empire will, it is thought and

curled, hoped, prove favourable to the Greeks, And wrapped our fathers, where they in their long and lately almost hopeless

knelt contest with the Barbarians. A short In prayer and battle for a world. time will confirm their hopes, or dash 4 Here sleeps their dust : 'tis holy them to the ground apparently for ever,


And we, the children of the brave, AMERICA.

From the four winds are gathered

round, Bunker Hill Celebration.

To lay our offering on their grave. On the 17th of June last, the Half Cen- 5. Free as the winds around us blow, tury Celebratiou of the Battle of Bunker Free as yon waves below us spread, Hill, near Boston, was observed with We rear a pile, that long shall throw great eclat. The number of people pre- Its shadow on their sacred bed. sent is estimated in one newspaper at

6. But on their deeds no shade shall fall, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand. In

While o'er their couch thy sun shall the procession were General (so he was

flame : called, rather than Marquis, on his late

Thine ear was bowed to hear their visit to the United States) La Fayette, who was accompanied by General Lallemand; and the veteran survivors who

And thy right hand shall guard their

faine. fought at, Bunker Hill, about forty in number. The oldest among them is Col. The Address, by Mr. Webster, came Clarke, of Lebanou, a veteran of 95, who next; his whole person was exposed to commanded a company in the hottest of the view of the assembled multitude, and the battle. He was quite infirm and was the higher swells of his voice must have attended to Boston by Mr. Wottles, a extended to the remotest parts of the


height. It was a production worthy of military under General Lymari, to the his reputation as a patriot and politician. dinner on the high part of Bunker Hill. It was full of manly thought, patriotic A tent had been erected 400 feet long sentiments, beauty and force of illustra- and 100 feet in width-under which tion, and political wisdom. Parts of it twelve tables were laid lengthwise, with were declamatory, and others pathetic in plates for 3000 persons. A platform, in the highest degree. His apostrophe to the centre, elevated the tables intended Warren, to the manes of those who were for General La Fayette, the distinguished buried in the sepulchre over which he guests, and the revolutionary officers, and vivors of the battle—and to the officers toast was,—The 17th June, 1775: The spoke his affecting addresses to the sur. the survivors

of the battle. The first of the revolutionary army, partook of marble may moulder; but while a beart this character of eloquence—and especi- beats in an American's bosom, there will ally the distinct and forcible picture be a tablet from which the record of that which he drew of the disinterested ser- day's glory shall never be effaced. vices and chivalric character of La Fay- The regular toasts having been giren, ette, deeply affected every person present. the President of the Association observed, In dwelling upon the future prospects of that he rose to propose a toast in behalf the country his views were statesman- of the Directors of the Association. Prolike and profound ; and in his descrip- bably he was already anticipated in the tion of the dark scenes of difficulty in name which he should mention. It was which the country was involved in 1775, well known, that the distinguished perand of which the battle of Bunker Hillsonage near him, from the time when he was the most prominent, contrasted with first became acquainted with the object the animating circumstances of the pre- of the Association, had taken much intesent times, we admired the facility of rest in it, and had expressed an intention his language and the clearness of his to be present at the ceremony of laying ideas.

the Corner Stone. This purpose he had After the oration was concluded, ano- kindly remembered, through the long ther hymn was sung, and a concluding course of his visits to the several States. prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. It was not at all necessary to say-indeed Walker, of Charlestown.

it could not be said-how much his pre

sence had added to the interest and pleabis Hymn.

sure of the occasion. He should pro1st By Rev. JAMES FLINT. the Directors had enjoined on him, and

ceed at once to the grateful duty which 2 Tune St. Martin's."

propose to the company,

LES 38 1. O glorious day! that saw th' array

* Health and long life to General

LA FAYETTE." Of freemen in their might, VA On which General La Fayette rose, and When here they stood, unused to blood,

thus expressed himself:

Gentlemen, I will not longer tresYet dared th' unequal fight. 3,

pass on your time than to thank you in 09 2. The sons are met to own the debt

ohit the name of my revolutionary compaDue to their fathers' fame ; La

nions in arms and myself for the testiAnd here they place the column's base monies of esteem and affection, I may To bear their deathless name.

say of filial affection, which have been

bestowed upon us on the memorable 3. 'Tis not that here the victor's cheer celebration

of this anniversary day; and Rung o'er the falling foe, to offer our fervent prayers for the preThat earth here drank of many rank servation of that Republican freedom,

Th' life-blood's gushing flow : equality and self-government, that bless4. The pledge here given to earth and federacy, for which we have fought and

ed union between the States of the conheaven,

bled, and on which rest the hopes of Freemen to live or die This gives their fame its sacred claim

mankind. Permit me to propose the

following sentimentTo immortality.

Bunker Hill, and the holy resistance 5. To God, who willed a state to build,

to oppression which has already enBased on the rights of man,

franchised the American hemisphere, Glory we give, who this day live

the next half century Jubilee's toast To hail the accomplished plan.

shall be-to the whole of enfranchised

Europe, The subscribers to the dinner and the invited guests were then escorted by the




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A.'s poetical version of a passage ALMOST A CHRISTIAN, query on Luke
from Milton's prose,
306 xxiv. 44, by,

A. B.'s obituary of Miss Maria Ben- America, religious liberty in, 255.

694 Celebration of the battle of Booker
Abercrombie, Mr., his speech on the Hill, at Boston, in,

conduct of Dissenters with regard AMERICAN, AN, his critical synopsis
to the Catholic Claims,

443 of the Monthly Repository, 321,
A. C.'s account of the re-opening of 389, 460, 545, 588, 653. An ex-

the Unitarian Chapel, Newport, tract from the Arclæologia Ame-
Isle of Wight,

ricada, furnished by,

Acceptable worship,

109 Americani Quaker creed, strictures
Adam, Rev. W., bis Correspondence on an,

13, 404
with Professor Ware on the Pros- Americau Unitarian Association, for-
pects of Christiauity in India, no-

mation of an,

tice of, 106, 174, 230. Rammohun American Unitarian publications, on,
Roy's testimony to his qualifica-

133, 483, 551. List of, reprinted
tions as a missionary in India,

in England,

Adams, Ex-President, letter from,

a -

to Dr. Bancroft,
Adams, Mr. John Quincy, appointed s. societies,

117, 753
President of the United States, Antichrist Detected among reputed
255. A worshiper in the Unitarian Orthodox Christians: by R. Wright,
Chapel, Washington,
255 reviewed,

Address and presentation of a piece Antinomians and Calvinists, affinity of, 329

of plate to the Rev. W. Field, of Anti-supernaturalism, remarks on, 20, 88
Warwick, by his congregation, 429 Apocryphal questiou,

Advent of Christ,

A.E.I. on sending Dissenting youths sense in which Jesus is the Son of
to the Universities,
274 God,

Aikin's, Miss, Memoir of Mrs. Bar- Appeal of the Catholics of Ireland to
bauld, reviewed,
484, 558 the people of England,

A. L. B., lines to the memory of the Archæologia Americana, fact in the

179 natural history of the Bible, from
Alexander, Emperor of Russia, notice the,

of his decease,

757 ASHTON, Mr., on the right of Unita-
AHard, Rev. Samuel, ordination of, 635 rians in their chapels,


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