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of Upper West Conococheague, Mercers.

200,000, or $40,000.-— The whole ex Righteousness the Safeguard and Glory pense of the establishment, including an. of a Nation. A Sermon preached in the nuities to the infirm clergy, is estimated Representative Hall of Indianapolis, Inat 25,650,000 francs, or $5,130,000! diana : Dec. 31st, 1826, by Baynard K. Protestant Clergy.-The Calvinists have

Hall, Principal of the State Seminary, three pastors, who receive yearly each


Published by request. 3000 francs; 28 who receive each 2000:

Smith & Bolton, printers. 69 who receive each 1500; and lastly 195 A Discourse on Popular Education, de. pastors, each 1000--totai Calvinist minis- livered in the Church at Princeton the ters, 295. There are 2 Lutheran pastory, evening before the Annual Commenceeach receiving 3000 francs; 25, each 2000; ment of the College of New Jersey, Sept. 21, each 1500; and 175 pastors, each 26, 1826. By Charles Fenton Mercer. 1000--total, 220 Lutheran ministers. Published at the request of the American Sum total paid to the Protestant clergy, Whig and Cliosophic Societies. Prince. 623,000 francs, ($124,600) 24,000 francston Press. Printed for the Societies by allowed for their colleges, and 50,000 for D. A. Borrenstein. their place of worship-sum total for the

The Knowledge and Belief of Scriptural Protestant religion, $139,400. This sum

Doctrine necessary to True Religion. Be. is paid by the French government; but ing the substance of two Sermons deli

. it must also be remarked, that there are vered before the Associate Reformed Cop. many Protestant clergy in France, who gregation in Chillicothe, Sept. 24, 1826 do not receive any stipend from the go- and published at their request

. By Jo. vernment, it being a regulation not to seph Claybaugh, Minister of the Gospel make any grant where the Protestant po. Chillicothe, printed by John Bailhache, pulation does not amount to a thousand.

Gigantic Tree.-A tree of prodigious An Account of the Visit of General La size has lately been felled in Berks coun

Fayette to the United States, from his ar. ty, in this state. It was 117 feet in height, rival in August, 1824, to his embarkation and 64 from the butt to the first branch,

on board the Brandywine frigate, return and its greatest circumference was 20 feet 7 inches. It was perfectly sound, and

to France, reception and retirement to

La Grange. Philadelphia. from the concentric circles at the end of the trunk, was estimated to be 300 years Treatment of Children. Second edition.

A Treatise on the Physical and Medical old.

By W. P. Dewees, M. D.

The Supreme and Exclusive Authority

of the Lord Jesus Christ in Religious MatLIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. ters maintained; and the Rights, Liber,

United States Institution for the Treat ties, and Privileges of the Children of ment of Cases of Defective Utterance, God, established from the Sacred Scripsuch as partial Speechlessness, Stutter tures, in opposition to the assumed power ing, Stammering, Hesitancy, Weakness of of Ecclesiasticks. Pittsburgh. Voice, Mis-enunciation, Lisping, &c. &c.

Youth's Friend and Scholar's Magazine, Conducted by Mr. & Mrs. Chapman, No.

for February, 1827. By American Sunday 187, Pine street, Philadelphia,

School Union. Philadelphia. An Address from the Managers of the with their application to spherical Trigo


Elements of Descriptive Geometry House of Refuge to their Fellow Citizens. Philadelphia.

nometry, Spherical Projection, and Warp

ed Surfaces. By Charles Davies, ProfesNorthern Regions; or, Uncle Richard's sor of Mathematics in the Military AcaRelation of Captain Parry's Voyages for demy, West Point. the Discovery of a North-West Passage, The American Journal of Education, and Franklin and Cochrane's overland No. 12. Journeys to other parts of the World. Letters on the General Structure, GoBoston ; Munroe & Francis.

vernment, Laws and Discipline of the History of Roman Literature, from its Church; embracing earliest Period to the Augustine Age. By Creeds and Confessions of Faith; John Dunlop, author of "The History of ed to the people of liis charge. By David Fiction."

Elliott, A. M. Pastor of the Congregation The Gospel the Wisdom of God-a Sermon preached at Salem, Feb. 14, 1827, burg, Pennsylvania. at the ordination of the Rev. John P. Letters on the Atonement; first pub. Cleaveland, as Pastor of the Tabernacle lished in the Christian Advocate. By Church. By William Sprague, Pastor of Jacob J. Janeway, D.D. Philadelphia the First Church in West Springfield. Sa Printed by Clark & Raser. 18mo. pp. lem. Whipple & Lawrence, 1827. 252.

some Remarks on


Heligious Intelligence.


IV. The Choctaws. the direction of the American

A tribe of Indians, residing between Board of Commissioners for Fo

the Tombigbee and the Mississippi rivers,

almost wholly within the chartered limits reign Missions.

of Mississippi, with but a small part in (Concluded from page 92.)

Alabama. Population about 20,000.

Commenced in 1818. Stations at Elliot, Willstown :--.“ The influence of this Mayhew, Bethel, Emmaus, Goshen, Aistation has been felt, in a great reforma. ik-hun-nuh, Hachah, Boke-e-tun-nuh, and tion of morals among the people who in- one other at a Mr. Juzon's. habit Wills Valley. When the first mis ELLIOT.-Within the chartered limits sionary came bere to reside, only three of Mississippi on the Yalobusha creek, in years ago, the intemperate use of ardent latitude 33 and a half, about 50 miles east spirits was almost universal. Now that of the Mississippi river. 1818. pernicious article is entirely disused by John Smith, Farmer and Superintendthe great majority of the people ; and ent of Secular Concerns, Joel Wood,

riotous assemblages for the purpose of Teacher, Zechariah Howes, Farmer; and - drinking, are unknown.”

their wives. « The little church, gathered here in MATHEW.-Ninety miles east of Elliot, the wilderness, continues to shed forth and about 25 miles west of the line, which the cheering light of a holy example. separates Mississippi from Alabama, and Fourteen Cherokees and one black man, near Ooktibbeha creek, one of the west. have been worthy members, so far as the ern branches of the Tombeckbee, 1820. human eye can discern. Quite recently, Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury, Missionary, and one of this number, a young woman, died Superintendent of the Choctaw Mission, in a very happy manner, leaving an ex Calvin Cushman, Farmer; and their cellent character, having given most gra. wives; William Hooper, Teacher; Anna tifying evidence of piety.

Burnham, Teacher. “The man, who is now employed part BETAEL.-On the Natchez road, about of the time as a native teacher, and who 60 miles S. W. of Mayhew and nearly the received the name of John Huss at his same distance S. S. E. of Elliot. 1821. baptism, stands high as à consistent Stephen B. Macomber, Teacher, Mrs. Christian, both in the judgment of the Macomber; Adin c. Gibbs, Teacher ; missionaries, and in the estimation of bis Philena Thatcher, Teacher. countrymen. Apt to acquire knowledge, EMMAUS.-About 110 miles N. N. W. and happy in his talent of communicating of Mobile, and 130 S. S. E. of Mayhew, it, he is very acceptable as a speaker. within two miles of the southern limit of He seems to apprehend the great doc- the Choctaw country. 1822. trines of the gospel clearly, and to be ca Moses Jewell, Assistant Missionary, pable of presenting them clearly to others. Mrs. Jewell; David Gage, Teacher, Mrs. He studies passages in the New Testa. Gage. ment as translated, and transcribes them GOSHEN.- About 50 miles W. N. W. to be read by his friends and neighbours. of Emmaus, 115 S. S. W. of Mayhew, and His zeal and publick spirit, in the work 8 S. E. of the Military road. 1824. of enlightening his people, are worthy of

Reverend Alfred Wright, Missionary, high commendation.”

Mrs. Wright; Elijah Bardwell, Teacher, General Remark.-" The experience Mrs. Bardwell; Ebenezer Bliss, Farmer ; of another year enables the committee to Eliza Buer. say, that the transforming efficacy of the AI•IK-JUN-NUH.-- Near the Natchez Christian religion, both upon individuals road, about 85 miles W. of Mayhew, and and upon neighbourhoods, is now seen in 60 E. S. E. of Elliot. 1824. different parts of the Cherokee nation. Rev. Cyrus Byington, Missionary; DaIf the same efficacy should pervade every vid Wright, Teacher, Mrs. Wright; Mrs. part, a most lovely branch of the church Sarah C. Moseley. universal would bere unfold its flowers Hachal.-About 50 N. W. of Goshen, and dispense its fruit. Still there are and a mile E. of Pearl river. 1824. powerful counteracting causes. The Mr. Anson Gleason, Teacher, Mrs. Glea. most obvious are the ease, with which son, intoxicating liquor is brought to the doors BOKE-E-TUN-NUH.-A few miles from of thre people, and the eagerness, with Emmaus. 1825. which a large portion of them yield to Loring S. Williams, Assistant Mission. its pernicious influence."

ary, Mrs. Williams. Vol. V, -Ch. Adv.

2 G

School AT MR. Juzon's.--About 85 censed Preacher, Mrs. Palmer; John M. miles S. S. E. of Mayhew, on the old Spaulding, Teacher; Stephen Fuller, Mobile road. 1823.

Farmer, Mrs. Fuller; Abraham Redfield, This school was without a teacher, at and Alexander Woodruff, Mechanics and the time the Board held its annual their wives; George Requa and, George meeting

Douglass, Assistants, Mrs. Requa. “It is believed that the discourage HOPEFIELD.-About three miles from ments, which have gathered around this Union. 1822. mission in some periods of its history, are Rev. William B. Montgomery, Missiondiminishing. The advantages of educa. ary; Wm.C. Requa, Assistant, Mrs. Requa. tion are more justly appreciated by a HARMONY.--Among the Osages of the part of the people, than they were for. Missouri, on the north bank of the Marias merly. The more thinking and intelli- de Cein, about six miles above its engent perceive, that civilization or extinc- trance into the Osage river, and about tion must be the lot of all the Indian eighty miles southwest of Fort Osage. tribes within our borders."

Rev. Nathaniel B. Dodge, Missionary, V. The Cherokees of the Arkansas.

Mrs. Dodge; Amasa Jones, Licensed

Preacher, Mrs. Jones; Otis Sprague, Cherokees, who, from the year 1804 to

Farmer, Mrs. Sprague; Miss Woolley, the present time, have removed from and Miss Etris. their residence E. of the Mississippi, to a Neosho.--On a river of that name, about tract of country on the N. bank of the 80 miles southwest of Harmony. 1824. Arkansaw river, between longitude 94 and 95 W. Population about 5,000. The Pixley; Samuel B. Bright, Farmer, Mrs.

Rev. Benton Pixley, Missionary, Mrs. greater part of this emigration took place Bright. between 1816 and 1820. DWIGIT.-Situated on the north side

VII. Indians in Nero York. of the Arkansas river, about three miles The remains of the Six Nations. Sta up Illinois creek, and very near latitude tions at Tuscarora, Seneca and Cata35. The Mississippi river, at the nearest raugus. point, is probably somewhat less than 200 Tuscarona.-About four miles east of miles distant. 1820.

Lewistown, Niagara county. Transferred Rev. Alfred Finney and Rev. Cephas to the U. F. M. $. in 1821; established by Washburn, Missionaries, George L. Weed, the New York Missionary Society about M. D. Teacher and Physician, Jacob 20 years before. Hitchcock, Steward, James Orr, Farmer, Rev. Joseph Lane, Missionary, and Samuel Wisner, and Asa Hitchcock, Me Mrs. Lane, have an appointment for this chanics, and their wives; Ellen Stetson station. and Cynthia Thrall, Teachers.

SEXECA.—About four or five miles from It is probable that a station has been Buffalo, near the outlet of Lake Erie.formed by Mr. Finney, at SPADRE CREEK. Commenced by the New York Miss. Soc.

“ Mr. John Brown, the father of Cathe. in 1811; transferred in 1821. rine and David, continues to exhibit a Rev. Thomson S. Harris, Missionary, bright example of piety and benevolence. Mrs. Harris ; Gilman Clark, and Harvey He and some others are extremely desi- Bradley, Assistants, Mrs. Clark; Miss Henrous, that the offers of salvation should be derson, and Miss Selden. embraced by the people generally. It CATARAUGUS.-A few miles east of the would seem, however, that the prospects shore of Lake Erie, and about 30 miles of this part of the tribe are not so good, from Buffalo. 1822. as those of the Cherokees on the east of Wm. A. Thayer, Teacher, Mrs. Thayer. the Mississippi; and, so far as experience in their case is entitled to consideration,

VIII. Indians in the Michigan Territory, it would not seem desirable that the In Mackinaw.-In the Michigan Territodians should be removed from the land ry, on the island of Michilimackinack, of their fathers.”

1823. VI, The Osages.

Rev. William M. Ferry, Missionary, A tribe of Indians in the Arkansas and Heydenburk, Assistants, Mrs. Hudson

Mrs. Ferry; John S. Hudson and Martin Missouri Territories. Population about Eunice Osmar, Elizabeth M‘Farland, and 8,000. Missions at Union, Hopefield, Delia Cook. Harmony, and Neosho. Union.-Among the Osages of the Ar

IX. Indians in Ohio. kansas, on the west bank of Grand river, MAUMEE.-On a river of that name, about 25 miles north of its entrance into near Fort Meigs, Wood county. the Arkansas. Commenced in 1820. - Isaac Van Tassel, Licensed Preacher',

Rev. William F. Vaill, Missionary, Mrs. Mrs. Van Tassel; Mr. Sacket, Farmer, Vaill; Marcus Palmer, Physician and Li Mrs. Sacket.

X. Hayti.

KAAVAROA, -Sixteen miles south of Kai. HAITI.-Among the coloured people rua. 1824. who had removed from the United States. Rev. James Ely, Missionary, Mrs. Ely ;

This mission was instituted by the U. Thomas Hopu, Native Assistant. F. M. S. in 1824, and the Rev. B. F. The Rev. Charles S. Stewart, noted in Hughes and Rev. William G. Penington, the last survey in connexion with the stacoloured men, were employed as mis. tion at Labaina, found it necessary to re. sionaries. The former was recalled, a turn to his native land, in the course of year and a half since; and the latter, we the last year, on account of the danger. believe, is now in this country. Mr. P. ous illness of his wife. Since his arrival supported himself and family by his own in this country, he has been employed in industry.

visiting different parts of the country, for

the purpose of describing in publick meetGeneral Remarks on the Stations, from ings, the state and progress of the Sand

Union to the one last named inclusive. wich Island mission.-During the fourteen The survey of these stations, with one

months previous to March last, nearly or two exceptions, is founded on a docu- eighty thousand tracts were issued from ment received from the U.F. M. S. last

the mission press, amounting to 1,367,000 summer. Some changes may have since facts in relation to this mission, will be

pages. A selection of other interesting occurred, of which we have not been ap- found in the retrospective view of the prized.-The number of children in seve. ral of the schools, may be estimated as

year, at the end of this survey. follows:--At Union, 35; Harmony, 25;

XII. Malta, Seneca, 40; Cataraugus, 43; Mackinaw, • 110; Maumee, 31. Among the Tuscaro.

An island in the Mediterranean, 20 ras is a church of 17 members. Future

miles long, 12 broad, and 60 in circum. surveys of these stations may be expected ference. It is about 50 miles from Sicily. to containilmore ample intelligence re

On this island, anciently called Melita, the specting them.

Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, while on

his way to Rome. Commenced in 1821. XI. The Sandwich Islands.

Rev. Daniel Temple, Missionary, Mrs. A group of islands in the Pacifick Ocean, Temple; Rev. Eli Smith, Missionary:

Homan Hallock, Printer. between 18 deg. 55 and 20 deg. 20 north latitude, and 154 deg. 55 and 180° 15 west

The Printing Establishment at this stalongitude from Greenwich. They are

tion has two presses in operation. Nearly extended in a direction W.N.W'. and E.S.

three millions and a half of pages of imporE., Hawaii' [Owbyee] being the south- the space of four years.

tant religious matter, have been issued, in eastern island. Stations at Honoruru, Waimea, Labai.

XIII. Syria. na, Kairua, Waiakea (now Byron's Bay,) and Kaavaroa.

Syria is said, by writers on geography, HOXORURO.-On the island of Oahu. to be the whole space lying between Alex 1820.

andretta or Scanderoon on the north, and Rev. Hiram Bingham, Missionary, Eli

Gaza, on the borders of the Arabian de. sha Loomis, Printer, Abraham Blatche. sert; and is bounded S. E. and S. by the ley, M. D. Physician; and their wives: desert of Arabia, and w. by the Mediter. Levi Chamberlain, Superintendent of Se

ranean. Its north-eastern and eastern licular Concerns.

mits are not well defined. In this larger WAIMEA.-On the island of Tauai. 1820.

sense it includes Palestine. Samuel Whitney, Licensed Preacher, BEYROOT.-A sea-port town, at the foot Mrs. Whitney; Samuel Ruggles, Teacher of Mount Lebanon, in the Pashallic of and Catechist, Mrs. Ruggles.

Acre. E. long. 35 deg. 55, N. lat. 33 deg. LAHAINA. On the island of Maui. 1823. 49. Population not less than 5000.

Rev. William Richards, Missionary, Rev. William Goodell, and Rev. Isaac Mrs. Richards; Stephen Pupuhi, Native Bird, Missionaries, and their wives. Assistant.

“The principal employment of the Kairua. On the western side of Ha- missionaries is still the acquisition of lanwaji. 1824.

guages, and the preparation of helps for Rev. Asa Thurston and Rev. Artemas future labourers. Conversations are held, Bishop, Missionaries, and their wives. books are distributed, a Christian example

WAIKEA, or Brnor's Bar. On the is set forth, and schools are organized; north-eastern side of Hawaii. 1824. and while these means of usefulness are

Joseph Goodrich, Licensed Preacher, in operation, a knowledge of the country Mrs. Goodrich, John Honorii, Native Ass is obtained, avenues for the transmission sistant.

of evangelical influence are discovered,


and higher qualifications for intercourse practicable. In compliance with this rewith all classes of people

are sought." commendation, the late Mr. Sessions, on Another part of this number will con his embarking for the colony of Liberia, tain some important facts respecting this was requested to make proper inquiries, branch of the Mediterranean Mission. respecting the neighbourhood of that com XIV. Palestine, or the Holy Land,

lony, as a field for missionary labour. He

cheerfully consented to do so; but his unIncluding all the territory anciently timely death, on the homeward passage, possessed by the Israelites.

deprived the Committee of any informaJERUSALEM.—The capital of Palestine. tion which he might have obtained. An Population estimated at from 15,000 to open correspondence, however, between 20,000.

Dr. Blumhardt, of Basle, Switzerland, The Rev. Jonas King, who had engaged and Mr. Ashmun, of the colony, has passed in this mission for a limited time, took an through our hands; and from this it ap. affectionate leave of his brethren in Sep pears that a mission might immediately tember, 1825, the time of his engagement

be established in the Bassa country, with having expired. He did not depart from couraging prospects, if properly qualiAsia, however, till the last summer. The fied missionaries were at hand. Rev. Pliny Fisk, who, with Mr. King, was

“ As a residence on the African coast is noted in the last survey in connexion with so fatal to white men, Providence would this station, died at Beyroot, on the 230 seem to indicate, that descendants of Afriof October, 1825, greatly lamented by his cans should be sought, who have been brethren, and by the churches of this exposed to the damps of a warm climate, country. Jerusalem is not now the resi- and who would probably live to the ordi. dence of any Protestant missionary. nary age of man, if sent as missionaries to

The Rev. Elnathan Gridley and the the land of their ancestors. Inquiries Rev. Josiah Brewer, Missionaries, are now

have been made in the southern states, on their way to this field of missionary en

with reference to this subject; and appa, terprise.

rently the greatest obstacle in the way of

sending black men, who would be comXV. Spanish America.

petent to the work, is the want of a tried The Rev. Theophilus Parvin went to and approved method of imparting to Buenos Ayres, in the summer of 1823, them a suitable education. The minds of under the patronage of the Board, where some of our most enlightened citizens are he still rernains. His connexion with the intent upon the claims of the African Board, however, has been dissolved, on race; and we may expect that God will account of the peculiar circumstances of bless their investigations, and their efforts, that country, which render it expedient, and open wide channels for the communithat Mr. Parvin should labour unconnect. cation of his own goodness, through the ed with any missionary society. He bas instrumentality of his servants.” lately been made a Professor in the University of Buenos Ayres. The Rev. John C. Brigham has com

Foreign Mission School. pleted his exploring tour under the pa This school, situated in Cornwall, Con. tronage of the Board. He crossed the

has been suspended by the Board. The continent from Buenos Ayres to Chili.

reasons for this measure, which has been From thence he proceeded to Peru, Co some time under consideration, will be lombia, and Mexico, and returned to the given in a subsequent part of this number. United States in the early part of last year. His report of the religious state

Greek Youths. of the southern republicks was insert. Eleven Greek youths have been sent ed in the Missionary Herald for Octo to the United States, by the missionaries ber and November, and some part of of the Board, and, under its patronage, his journal appeared in previous num are pursuing their studies, preparatory to bers. A particular account of his whole future usefulness among their country: tour is preparing for publication in a se. men. Two are now members of Yale Colparate volume.—Mr. Brigham, since his lege; three of Amherst College. Four return, has been made Assistant Secre. are in the Academy at Amherst, and two tary to the American Bible Society. in the Academy at Monson, Mass. XVI. Africa.

The Missionary Herald. “ At the last annual meeting of the “ The Missionary Herald is the property Board, it was recommended to the Pru. of the American Board of Commissioners dential Committee to establish a mission for Foreign Missions; is published on in Africa, as soon as they shall find it terms which they regard as just and pro

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