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together with my body and my soul. I that very description from whom have become one of the church of Jesus hostility to religion of any kind, Christ. Examine-ye Mr. Bingham and company--my sentiments, that ye may
may commonly be expected. 2. i know, and if ye desire it, transmit my Their enmity to any thing beyond i communication to the United States, to our the forms of Christianity-to vital
chief [The President]: It is with your piety-is of course the most bitselves to do it. Affection to our chief in
ter.' 3. The improvement of the America-love to him.
“ KALAIMOKV. natives may interfere with the impo“ Honolulu, Oahu, October 28th, 1826.” sitions in commerce, wbich some of
Here we have the opinion of the them may wish to practise. 4. They chiefs in regard to the missionaries; cannot endure that their licentious for Kalaimoku has unquestionably
intercourse with the native females expressed their united sentiments, should be arrested and terminated, i with no exception that any one can by the instructions of the missionreasonably consider as important.
aries.-It may be observed that KaWe suppose that many of our laimoku distinctly hints at this last readers will desire to know a little named cause, and Mr. Loomis is of more particularly, who the persecu- the opinion that but for this, the tors and slanderers of the missiona. missionaries might live in quiet ries are, and what is the cause of Shame, where is thy blush! their opposition and hatred. We Having now disposed of what we answer, that the missionaries have consider the real merits of the subat present but few, if any enemies, ject--having shown, we hope to among the natives themselves. the satisfaction of our readers, that They are found almost wholly, if the missionaries deserve well of all not altogether, among the foreigners; the friends, whether of civilization who are principally Englishmen and or Christianity, we shall venture in Americans, that visit, or reside at,
our next number, feeble as we are, the islands. Their numbers of course to break a lance with the British fluctuate. Mr. Loomis estimated Quarterly reviewer. What we lack them at about two hundred, when he in power and skill, we trust will be came away. As to the causes of more than compensated, by the their hostility, we say:-1. These vantage ground” on which we exmen, with few exceptions, are of pect to stand in the conflict.
SHORT NOTICES OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS. MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF JOSEPH AL. his life and labours, till this little volume LEINE, author of " An Alarm to the Uncon. was put into our hands. We have read it verted,” including a Narrative written by with eagerness, and we hope not without his widow, Mrs. Theodosia Alleine.“ By profit. One good effect which it is caltheir fruits ye shall know them." Phila- culated to produce is, to humble and redelphia. Uriah Hunt, 71 Market Street. prove ordinary Christians. We recom12mo. pp. 172.
mend it as, in a high degree, both inte.
resting, and edifying. We were someNo kind of reading is more profitable what disappointed in not finding any acor more interesting to practical Chris. count of the time and circumstances in tians than the well written biography of which Mr. Alleine wrote “ The Alarm." persons of distinguished piety. It embo. It appears that it was a posthumous pub. dies true religion, and renders it palpable lication--We are much of the opinion and impressive. The Holy Scriptures that he wrote it in prison, as Bunyan did tell us what it is; the lives of the saints his Pilgrim's Progress, and about the same show us what it is.
time. The most attractive and instrucThe Rev. Joseph Alleine is well and tive part of the book is that which is comwidely known, as the author of "An posed of the narrative written by his wife Alarm to the Unconverted." Yet we - a woman of whom it is much to say, had never seen any detailed account of that she appears to bave been in every
way worthy of her busband. Mr. Alleine being in slavery longer than a real, hodied at the age of thirty-five, a martyr to nest regard to bis own good, indispensa. the services he rendered and the perse- bly demands. In this we agree with him cutions he endured, in promoting the , fully; and we hope that this pampblet cause of his blessed Master.
will receive, especially from those most The publication before us is a compila. concerned, a very careful and candid pe. tion by an American gentleman, printed rusal. (stereotype) in Philadelphia, and the copyright secured.
A STATEMENT OF THE ORIGIN, NATURE, A TREATISE ON SLAVERY. By an un
AND OPERATIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA known author of Virginia.
DOMESTICK MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Pub.
lished by order of the Board of Managers. The above is all the title given to this octavo pamphlet of 40 pages. We are It appears from this pamphlet that not even told where it was printed, nor about a year and a half ago, a Missionary who was the printer. The design mani. society was formed in Philadelphia, chiefly festly is, to render a discovery of the for assisting feeble congregations of the writer impracticable. He may know bet. Presbyterian and Reformed Dutch church. ter than we do, whether all this is neces es, in the State of Pennsylvania and parts sary to his safety, or his usefulness. If it adjacent-with some reference also to be, nothing can show more strikingly the missionary labours in places where no strengih of prejudice, and the high de congregations have yet had a beginning. gree of excitement, in relation to the sub We mention this pamphlet, and the de. ject of slavery, in those parts of the sign of the Society, because we are satisUnited States where this evil is still che. fied that neither the one nor the other is rished. We say this, because the pam as well known as it ought to be. The phlet itself contains nothing of an acrimo pamphlet may be had of the Rev. John nious or an inflammatory nature. It is H. Kennedy, Secretary to the Society, chiefly argumentative; and the argument No. 69 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, to is grounded principally on the Holy whom also all communications for the soScriptures. The reasoning indeed is ciety are to be addressed. By application to closely, and in our opinion, most conclu. this Society, feeble and incipient congre. sively, pressed-accompanied with refe. gations, wlio are willing to help themrence to the principles of human rights, selves as much as they can, will receire as laid down in the declaration of Ameri- aid-And it is surely the incumbent duty can Independence, and eulogized by of the ministers of the gospel who may writers and speakers in the South, as well see this article, to direct the attention of as in the North. Our author seems to congregations known to them to be in a think that real Christians—the descrip- declining and necessitous state, to the sotion of persons whom he particularly con- ciety; and their duty too to endeavour to templates-cannot act in consistency with promote the views of the Society, and to their profession, in advocating slavery in extend its usefulness, by all the means in word or deed-in ever holding a human
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence, etc.
[ * Preparing for publication :-A new The Rev. Archdeacon Bonner has placed quarterly publication, price 7s. 6d. to be a simple monument over the poet Bloomentitled Museum Theologicum, or Gene- field's grave, in Campton church-yard, ral Collection of Theological Literature; Bedfordsbire, with the following inscripcontaining a Series of critical, dogmati- tion: cal, and exegetical Treatises on Divinity. “ Here lie the remains of Robert Bloom
The Theological Encyclopædia, em field : he was born at Honnington, in Sufbracing every topic connected with Bibli- folk, Dec. 3d, 1761, and died at Shefford, cal Criticism and Theology,
August 19, 1823. “Let his wild nalive In the press :-Part I., a Natural His.
wood-notes tell the rest.” tory of the Bible; or, a descriptive Ac. At the celebration of St. David's Day, count of the Zoology, Botany, and Mine. at Brecon, the Rev. T. Price stated, that ralogy of the Holy Scriptures; by W. two or three years ago he had the honour Carpenter.
of setting on foot à collection, for the
purpose of translating the Scriptures into The articles in brackets are taken the Armorican language. At that time from the Christian Observer for April last. there were many who doubted the prac.
ticability of the object, and asked where to read, write, and understand language, a translator could be found? But while either English or Bengalee. such persons were doubting and hesitat
At a meeting of gentlemen of Colombo, ing, the work was commenced and actu- in the island of Ceylon, it was resolved to ally accomplished; and in the course of
erect a mural tablet to the memory of Bithe last month the translation of the New shop Heber. At another meeting of the Testament was concluded in the language subscribers for the support and education of Armorica, and was in progress through of Cingalese youths at Bishop's College, the press.
Calcutta, it was resolved, that the “Co. A young woman, aged nineteen, was lombo Exhibition” shall henceforth be lately committed to Southwell House of called “ Bishop Heber's Exbibition.” Correction, for three months, for taking a nest of partridge eggs, which she al.
Two gentlemen are about to set out leged she met with while weeding, “not
from Sydney, in New South Wales, on a knowing what sort of eggs they were.”
scientific expedition, to measure one or After one month's confinement, the young more degrees of the meridian in the lati. woman has found friends, and bas been tude of Liverpool Plains. There have not liberated on paying 12s. costs, for fees: been as yet made publick any observations but can any person read of such a com
of this nature, in a higher southern latimitment, and not acknowledge that it is tude than from 88 degrees.] quite time to reform our present absurd
Important Improvement.---Richard P. and tyrannical system of game laws?
Morgan, of Stockbridge, (Mass.) has inOur readers will remember the affecting vented an improved Railway Carriage, narrative of the loss by fire of the Kent which so reduces friction, that one horse East Indiaman, and the support and con may draw with perfect ease, upon a level solation which true religion afforded to road, fifty tons. Mr. M. has proved this some of the sufferers on that melancholy fact both upon a small model, and upon a occasion, as exhibited in Major M'Gre. wagon, and if any advantage was had, it gor's deeply interesting and Christian re. was in favour of the latter. One pound, cital. This statement is affectingly cor. attached to this carriage, and suspended roborated by the following circumstance: over a pulley, moved quickly seven hun“A bottle," says á Barbadoes Journal, dred pounds. “ was picked up on the 30th September,
The eleventh annual Report of the at a bathing place to windward of this Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Hartford has island, by a gentleman, who, on breaking been published. This institution began it, found the following account of the fate with only seven pupils, but the whole of the ship Kent, contained in a folded number who have been educated at it is paper, written with pencil
, scarcely legi. two hundred and twenty-seven, and of ble: “The ship Kent, Indiaman, is on
these about one half has left the asylum. fire ; Elizabeth, Joanna, and myself, com
These, with a few exceptions, have been mit our spirits into the hands of our blessed raised from a state of the most complete Redeemer: his grace enables us to be ignorance and blankness of intellect, to a quite composed on the awful prospect of good degree of intelligence and respectaentering into eternity: J. W. R. M'Gre. bility, qualified to perform all the duties gor (in a cypher). 15th March, 1825. Bay of citizens, and to procare a livelihood by of Biscay,' on the back is endorsed, their own industry. Five of those whose • John M Gregor, Esq. Coml. Bank, Edin- education has been completed have been burgh.'"
employed as assistant teachers, either in A work, just published in two volumes, the Hartford Asylum or in similar instituentitled Scriptural Geology, or Geologi- tions. Of the whole number admitted into cal Phenomena consistent only with the the institution, thirty-eight are from Conlateral Interpretation of the sacred Scrip. necticut, one from Havana, and the rest tures, upon the subjects of the Creation from different states in the Union. One and Deluge, in answer to Cuvier's Essay hundred and thirty pupils are now in the on the Theory of the Earth, and Profes- institution, of which fifty-five are supportsor Buckland's Theory of the Caves,- ed by the state of Massachusetts, twenty. undertakes to demonstrate, both upon two by Vermont, twelve by New Hampscriptural and physical principles, that shire, and nine by Maine. here is not a fossil bone or a fossil shell
Magnetism.-By the aid of the very sena n existence that can be proved to be more
sitive magnetic needle invented by M. Leancient than the Noahic Deluge.
baillif, a singular property has been dis. It is in contemplation to form a school, covered in bismuth and 'antimony. Ou ttached to the Serampore College, in bringing these metals near the poles of ndia, for the deaf and dumb. The chil. the needle, they exercise on one pole as Iren of natives will be instructed gratuit. well as on the other a very evident reusly, if their friends wish it, and taught pulsive power. After numerous experi
ments, they appear to be the only metals The Museum of Foreign Literature and which exhibit this phenomenon,
Science, No. 61, for July, 1827. Improvement and new application of the
Recollections of Egypt. Compass.-M. Lebailly has communicated to the French Academy an improvement
Travels of the Hon. Capt. Keppel. in the construction of the magnetic nee. The Works of the Author of the “Spy." dle, wbich enables him to ascertain the Uniform edition, presence of the smallest quantity of iron in metallic alloys. The sensibility of his Line.
Military Journal.-By an Officer of the instrument is such, that the very small Burke's Works complete, in 7 vols. quantity of iron contained in the alloy employed in coining, is sufficient to cause a
Hope Leslie. By the Author of “ Red. variation in the needle of seven or eight wood.". degrees. It is in contemplation to apply
De Vëre. By the Author of "Tremaine." this instrument to the purpose of detect.
America. By the Author of “ Europe." ing (wbich has never been done hitherto American Quarterly Review, No. 2. with accuracy) the alloy of iron used by A Compend of Horne's Introduction to the Russians in casting their cannon; the Study of the Bible. which are much more solid than those of “ Our Chronicle of "26." A Satirica! the French.
Poem. The University of Gottingen counts at
Lectures on Geology. By J. Van Renpresent 1460 students; of whom 352 study selaer, M. D. theology, 652 the law, 284 medicine, and
The Lady of the Manor, volume 4. B; 172 the philosophical sciences.
Mrs. Sherwood. The University of Munich had on the Passages cited from the Old Testament, 23d of December last 1342 students.
by the Writers of the New Testamedi. The University of Oxford has at pre- compared with the original Hebrew and sent rather more than 4900 members on
Septuagint Version. Published under the its books, of whom upwards of 800-be- superintendance of Professor Stuart, of long to Christ Church alone. The num.
Andover. 75 cents. ber of under-graduates at this time be
James Somers, the Pilgrim's Son. De longing to that University is about 2500. signed for Youth. By a Lady of New
Juvenile Psalmody; prepared for the LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
use of Sunday Schools. By Thomas Hus The American Annual Register, vol. 1. tings.
and reverential attention. Heaven and
earth seem to be brought nearer together, The General Assembly of the
Presbyterian the separating veil is, in some degree Church in the United States, to the drawn aside; brighter light beams in ; Churches under their care, wish grace, truth exerts greater power; the feelings of mercy, and peace in the Lord.
men are wrought up to a higher tone; the The Holy Spirit declares by the mouth piety of God's people bears a more ele of David the prophet, in relation to the vated character; and opposition to revarious providences of God, “Whoso is gion is more determined and stubborn. wise, and will observe these things, even At such times, there is a loud and a they shall understand the loving kindness gent demand for all the wisdom, prudence, of the Lord." If we ought to mark, and humility, meekness, and faith, which can meditate on the ways of the Almighty, in be brought to aid the church, or subserre the ordinary course of events, with earnest the cause of God in the world. desire to obtain instruction, much more Reports made from all parts to the liveought we devoutly to “observe” his deal- neral Assembly, have convinced us that the ings towards the church, in which he is present is no ordinary season ; that the accustomed at all times to make the bright influences now exerted, both for good and est displays of bis “loving kindness.”There for evil, work with unusual energy: and are, however, seasons, in wbich the ma. that the affairs of mankind are approach nifestations of his presence, and the ex. ing to a crisis, pregnant with events of hibitions of his character, as the just and fearful and joyful import. Holy One, the God of all grace and mer. With these convictions, the General cy, are peculiarly distinct and powerful. Assembly would be wanting in the dutca 'These occasions call for most particular which they owe to their Lord and these
brethren, should they not address them in to illustrate this general precept by one or words of exhortation and admonition. two particular instances.
In the first place, the General Assembly Let all who belong to the Church, carry are constrained to say, that, for the most into practice, in their fullest extent, the part, professing Christians are not at all principles derived from the word of God, aware of the power which the church in relation to the Sabbath. Tbis is the unpossesses over the whole character and doubted rigbt, and the indispensable duty order of society, and indeed over the inte. of every Christian. And if it were done, rests of the world. But here, to prevent such, we do believe, is the weight of inall mistakes, and all evil use that may be Auence possessed by the Christian part of made of this declaration, the General As the community, that the numerous violasembly would disclaim, in the most solemn tions of the Sabbath committed for the sake manner, for themselves and the whole of filthy lucre, would, without any attempt Church represented by them, the assump to make the authority of the civil magis. tion of any power, but that granted by the
trate bear on the subject, for very love of Lord Jesus Christ in the gospel. His “ king. worldly gain, be greatly lessened, and dom is not of this world.” The only puw- would ultimately cease. In the same man. er conferred by Him, is “moral” and “de. ner, they who spend God's holy day in reclarative:" it is the power of truth wield. creation and amusement, may be awed by ed by love, and strengthened by boly the force of example, and the decided ex. example. The great subjects of morality pression of the publick opinion of the and religion, as they grow out of human Church, into a decent external conformity relationships, are those alone, with which to the precepts of the Bible. All this good the Church is concerned; and these, from might 'thus be accomplished, and no occatheir very nature, can be regulated and sion given to those who are without, to wisely managed, only by truth and convic. reproach the Church with attempts to tion. The Church claims no authority to direct the exercise of civil power. coerce the unwilling, and enforce a reluc.
The desolating evils of intemperance tant, involuntary service. Her power is might, in like manner, be greatly checked, great, simply because truth and love are if Christians would with one accord, regumighty. Our warfare “is not after the late their conduct according to evangelical flesh;" our weapons are not carnal, but
principles. spiritual; and therefore they are "mighty
The General Assembly do most earnestthrough God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imaginations, and ly wish that the Churches may consider, every thing that exalteth itself against the and duly appreciate, the value of the indiknowledge of God, and bringing into cap
rect influences of genuine Christianity. Mativity every thought to the obedience of ny of the evils which prevail to a most Christ.” With the confidence inspired by fearful extent, and in most dreadful forms, these truths, Paul and his fellow apostles cannot be immediately attacked with any went forth, and achieved the conquest of hope of success by the Church ; but they the world. But when these truths were
may be removed, and will certainly at last forgotten, " the god of this world” re.
be removed, by the progress of true religained much of his lost dominion ; and at gion, and this too without awakening that length “ the seat of Satan” was placed opposition, which is always roused by in the very church of the living God.
direct attempts to suppress such evils, and But, brethren, the General Assembly which often greatly impedes the march of feel that they ought distinctly to state the truth in the world. manner in which the Church may, with
3. Let the whole Church be so knit to. the divine blessing, accomplish all that is gether in love, as to be united in council expected by her friends, or required by and in effort. her Head and King.
The influence of a single Christian, into
whom is breathed the Spirit of the Lord 1. Let every member of the Church pos- Jesus, who daily walks with God, and ra. sess and display the spirit and temper im. diates holiness wherever he goes, is powerplied in his profession of religion; the love ful. But when the whole body of Christ, of God and of man; the humility, nieek. ness, patience, kindness, and to say all supplieth,” turns all its moral energies to
"compacted by that which every joint in a word, the holiness, enjoined in the any legitimate object, and pursues it by gospel.
means truly Christian, nothing on earth or 2. Let every Christian carry out his prin. in hell can successfully oppose its progress. ciples into all the business and concerns of God in a peculiar manner blesses the unithuman life ; let him traffick, and labour, ed exertions of his people; there is a peplough and sow, write and teach, and tra- culiar power in united prayers of faith, vel, and do every thing according to the and labours of love. precepts of the gospel.
But, secondly, this is a subject of such And here we think it well very briefly vital importance as to claim the distinct Vol. V.- Ch. Adı.