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God is not truly preached, the separa- mitted to be taught. We appeal to tion has a sufficient motive, and can be history and the triumphant evidence, Do schism; and herein every man is which hath been produced from all our bound to judge for his own soul, or go early reformers till the days of Laud. to Rome for an infallible guide.
His Grace, however, may rest safely P. 33. More buildings can hardly be in his cathedral, and none to make needed till those already erected are him afraid. May his government of filled. Look into them, and see if the church be marked with the canthere be any want of room; but cer- dour and generous sentiments of the tainly there is an awful want of people; best of his predecessors ! and why?-let the alarmist tell. If however the freechurch at Birmingham pays Letters from the Dead to the Living, or the ministers as well as the free church
Thoughts on the Separate States of at Bath, the same objection lies nearly
departed Spirits. By L. J. Abingas to the aristocratical schism shops.
ton. It is really extraordinary, and a mark of uncommon ignorance of the subject,
“ Young minds," says this auther, to deplore the generally prevalent ca
are attracted by the novel and marlamities of the Calvinistic doctrines in
vellous ; writers have availed themthe Methodist Societies.-P. 36. When
selves of this passion, and the press has the great body, who almost exclusively
teemed with fictious narrative and Goassume the name of Methodism, is thic romance, professedly to promote avowedly Arminian; and if those who the cause of Virtue ; but to say no pass under the denomination of Evan- worse, producing dissipated minds, vain gelical or Calvinistical Divines, set the
speculations, mad and extravagant pui pit and desk at variance with each
ideas. In a measure, to counteract this other, they must be very presumptuous
baneful influence, is the design of this men, for they constantly appeal to and
work; in which, wbile the passion for produce the Articles, the Homilies, and novelty is gratified, the mind may be the Liturgy in support of the doctrine
allured to the study of the most im. and practice which they inculcate ; and portant truths, and the awful realities hitherto, tlre more deeply and seriously
of an unseen existence.” the matter bath been examined, the more their adherents have increased.
LITERARY NOTICES. This is a matter of fact, avowed by the alarmist himself. Among those who
After the extensive circulation of drew up our formularies was the noble
“ The Miseries of Human Life," it is Craomer, the particular friend and cor
with great pleasure we announce in the respondent of Calvin. He held the
press,An Antidote to the Miseries of Articles and Liturgy in the very sense
Human Ļife," pointing out the only this alarmist deprecates: he and his
way to happiness in this miserable noble associates went to the stake for
world. them, and sealed the truth of them A Volume of Lectures, on Astrowith their blood. From that day, for Theology, by the Rev. Mr. Bazeley, 100 years, no other doctrine was per- is just ready for publication.
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. On Thursday evening, Jan. $, 1807, Mr. Robert Morrison, Mr. William Gordon, and Mr. Richard Lee (who had been students at Gosport) were publicly set apart to the office of Christian Missionaries, at the Scots Church, Swallow Street. The service was introduced by Mr. Townsend, with prayer, reading the Scrip. tures, and exhortation. Several questions were proposed to each by Mr. Burder; and a profession of the great doctrines which they are to teach the Heatben was Made by them. After which, solemn prayer was offered to God on their behalf by Mr. Waugh, accompanied by imposition of hands. Mr. Nicol then delivered to the Missionaries a serious and affectionate charge, grounded on - Acts xx. 27-27; and Mr. Buck conclyded by prayer.
These young men are intended to labour in the East. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Lee are to join Messrs. Cran and Desgranges, at Vizigapatam, in India. Mr, Morrison goes to China, with a particular view to the translatiou of the sacred Scriptures into the language of that empire, for which he has long been preparing, with the assistance of a native of China. They expect to sail immediately in the Remittance, an American vessel, to New York, and from thence to the places of their destination.
and indeed we have been in such per ļt is with peculțar pleasure we insert plexity and distress, that we have never the following Extract of a Letter from
before experienced any thing like it. the pious Chaplain of a Man of War,
" In February last, all the Indians to a Gentleman åt Gosport, intimat
in this district were summoned by their ing the power and grace of God ma
teachers, or lying prophets, to assem• pifested towards our brave Seamen:
ble on the Woapikamikunk, to hear
the foolish stories, fabricated by these off Cadiz, Nov. 26, 1806. emissaries of Satan, of pretended vi“My dear friend,
sions and revelations received from
God. Among these teachers was a “ A fleet for England found us in the
Shawano, an arch-impostor. He was night, and is just going away. I have
considered as the principal among only time to tell you that the work of them, as he gave out that he was able God seems to prosper.
to discover hidden mysteries. The DeMany are under convictions ;-some, laware trihe received him with great I trust, are converted. I preach every night; and am obliged to have a pri- grand council, to root out all witch
cordiality; and resolved to hold' a vate meeting afterwards with those who
craft and poison-mixing (which, accordwish to speak about their souls. But my own health is suffering much, nor
ing to their superstitious notions, ex.
isted among them) and by fire to ex: shall I probably be able long to bear it. The ship is like a tabernacle; and
tort confession from all such as he really there is much external reforma
should accuse; and whoever would not
confess, should be hewn in pieces aod. tion. Capt.räises no objection. I have near ioo hearers every night at
burnt. With a view to execute their
horrid purpose, the young Indians' got six o'clock. How unworthy am I!
together, chose the inost ferocious to Pray for us."
be their leaders, deposed all the old
chiefs, and guarded the whole lidian AMERICA.
assembly, as if they were prisoners of
wal. The venerable old chief TetteA Letter from Peter Kluge, Mission pachsit was the first whom they ac:
ary among the Delawares, on the River cused of possessing poison, and of have Wabash, to G. II. Loskiel, at Beth- iog destroyed many Indiau's' by his art,
ļehem, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1806. When the poor old man would not con* Dear Brother,
sess, they fastened him with cords to
two posts, and began to roast him at a “ Since my last, our situation here slow fire. During the torture, he said has become more precarious than ever; that he kept poison in the house of our
oar Indian brother Joshua. Nothing with horror, when on that day we saw was more welcome to the Indians than ten of tire most savage Indians, with shis acasativn; for they wished to de- faces painted black, arrive in our setprive us of the assistance of this man, tlement, conducting poor old Teite, wwho was the only Christian Indian re- pachsit. Soon after, these murderous siding with us. They had frequently wretches kindled a large fire close to sent him invitations to attend their our place; and having given the aged Heathenish festivities ; but he would chief' a blow on the head with a war: never accept them. His answer was, hatchet, they threw him alive into the " You know that I am a believer of the fames, and diverted themselves with trire God: I therefore can have no the miserable cries and convulsions of fellowship with you in your wicked the poor dying man. works. Do you as you please, but “ After this horrid murder, the saleave me to serve the living God!” vages came boldly into our house, This answer displeased them much; boasted of their atrocious deed, and and on March 13th, they sent seven demanded bread and tobacco; which we wild Indians, with painted faces, to our were obliged to give them. We took settlement, and took Joshua away by courage to ask them, What would be main force. They pretended that he the fate of Joshua? They iminediately only need tell Tettepachsit to his face began to accuse him, saying, Tilat there that he had no spoison in his house, and was good reason for detaining him i might then return home. Joshua was prisoner, for they well knew that he compelled to accompany them to the understood the Black Art, and could assembly.
destroy the Indians. We endeavoured “ On the 15th, the following account to convince them of the untruth of was brought: That when Joshya was these assertious; but all in vain. Our prcsented to the old chief, old Tette- defence of him displeased them; and pachsit frankly confessed, that he bad they left our place in a riotous manner. accused bim merely to pacify the en- " As soon as we were alone, we all raged multitude, and to escape from burst into loud weeping; and, falling on the torture; for that Joshua well our knees before our Lord and Saviour, knew that he possessed no poison, and we cried for help and strength, and for much less had hid it in Joshua's house, resignation to his divine will. We coule Joshua was now pronounced not guilty; mended ourselves and our poor Joshua yet they would not permit him to re- to his protection, and our souls into his turn; but insisted on his remaining hands, that if he thought fit to permit with them till the Shawano should ar- our brother and ourselves to become Five. This son of Belial arrived on a prey to the sury of the savages, He 'the same day; and all the Indians were would support us by bis almighty grace, ordered to sit down in a large circle, that we night praise him, and remain when he would declare who had poison faithful to bim, even in torments and in his possession. The two old chiets death. were both accused of poison-mixing, “ Now, though we had been inand with the untimely death of many formed that the savages suspected us, Indians. When the Shawano was ask- and all teachers of ihe believing Ined about Joshua, he indeed declared dians; yet we felt constrained to go to that he had no poison; but that he was their assembly, and try what we could possessed of an evil spirit, by which he yet do for the preservation of Joshua, was enabled to destroy other Indians, or at least give him comfort and adThis verdict was what they wished for; vice, should we even sutter for it. But they now seized all these poor inno- as my wife and children could not be cent people, and watched them strictly, left alone iu so dreadful a situation, as if condemned criminals.
Brother Luckeubach took courage to "We knew nothing of these horrible go alone. events until the eveoing of the Icih; “ On the 18th, early, he left us oa when a message was brought, that the borseback; but had hardly procoeded savages had burnt an old woman alive, half way, before he met an Indian, who called Caritas, who was baptized by the informed him that Joshua had beBrethren in 'former times; and also come a victim to their cruelty on the that our poor Joshua was kept a close foregoing day. They gave him two prisoner. Words are not able to ex- cuts on his head with a hatchet, and press our horror and grief on hearing then threw him into the fire, This account !
“ With these dreadful tidings Bro“ On the 17th, our distress and fear ther Luckenbach returned to us in the concerning the fate of our poor Joshua afternoon. This was the leaviest stroke rose still higher. We were stunacd we had yet met with. Dread and wer
for took from us all power of speech while the rest spent it in walking in the and reflection; and we could do no- fields, or sitting in their house talking thing but utter cries of lameutation and about the world. As he appeared to
be a man who knew something about re“Some days after, we were informed ligion, I proposed to him, that he that Joshua had spoken a great deal should speak to a few of them, of at the place where he was murdered, in whom he thougbt well, that might meet a language not understood by the In- together on the Lord's Day, and join in dians; which led us to suppose that praise, prayer, and reading God's he had directed his prayers to the Lord word ; and as they might not be forin the German language. We likewise ward at first in speaking to one another heard that his murderers had thrown from the Scriptures, I gave him Bure him into a very large fire, to which der's Village Sermons to read. I gave they continually added more fuel; but him also a number of religious traćts finding that, after having been two to distribute among the people, hours in the flames, his body was only “ When I saw him the other day, he scorched, they grew more enraged, ard told me, that when he went up last kept up a terrible fire all night; by year, and told them that application which the body was burnt to ashes in was made for a preacher, and there the morning. On the following days was reason to expect they would be more Indians were accused, and shared' supplied, they were very glad of this the same fate,
information; but when he spake to “ We do not doubt, dear Brethren, them about meeting together on the but you will sympathize with our most Sabbath, for religious worship among distressing situation. We spend our themselves, they did not care for doing days in terror, by which our strength is any thing of that kind. A few of them; impaired; nor do we know which way however, began; and continued thro' to turn. My poor wife is much to be the winter to meet on the Sabbath-day : pitied, as her mind has received such a they sang, prayed, and read the Scripshock, that she has no rest day nor tures and one of the sermons every day. mright; and I am greatly alarmed for From twenty to twenty-four persons the consequences. We have, however, generally attended; but some, who apresolved to remain here till we receive peared to be very religious, would take an answer from you respecting our fu- po part in it! particularly one man, ture proceedings : ip hopes of which whem I saw in Montreal, and who apwe commend ourselves to your compas- peared to be very desirous of some sion and love, and to the prayers of all preachers being sent up the country our Brethren, that in this dangerous among them; for he thought it was situation the Lord our Saviour would not regular to meet for public worship comfort and strengthen us, and grant without a clergyman. The man whom unto us his peace, even in the midst of I saw this week, told me that Mr. E. in tribulation."
Montreal, has some thought of going
up a few weeks in the summer, to itineQUEBEC.
rate along the St. Lawrence; and will
stop some time at Elizabeth Town. I Extract of a Letter from the Res. Mr. told him I had some expectations of a Dick, Missionary at Quebec, dated
young man being out this fall; and alAug. 1, 1806.
though I supposed he would be intends Very little new has occurreri since ed more particularly for the Gaelic setI last wrote to Edinburgh. I saw a
tlements, yet I thought it likely that man this week from Elizabcth Town; he would come to Elizabeth Town, part he is one of those who requested me
of the winter at least. last year to write home an account of " It grieves me very much to think their situation, and their desire to have of the backwardness of young men to the gospel among them. He was in leave the place of their birth, and carry Quebec last year, after I had written the glad tidings of salvation to those on that subject to Scotland. I then who are in darkness and slavery. Some Thade particular enquiry of him, if they of them write me, that they have no obhad any Bibles among them, or other jections to go abroad; but as they find religious books. He told me they had plenty of work at home, many not conBibles in general, and also some other verted to God, they do not think of religious books; but did not pay much leaving Scotland at present. But cerregard to them. I asked him how they tainly, when the Lord said to his dis spent the Sabbath. He said those whó ciples, “ Gw and teach all nations," he had any thing like religion about them, did not intend that they should go to staid at home and read the Scriptures; a nation and continue with it till the
people were all converted before they but he has lately left the island; and went to another. Had this been the the meeting has lwindled away. Thus,
they would never have left Judea. we are lest destitute of the means ; God has nowhere promised that he but it is the Lord who hath ordered it would convert the whole inhabitants of We have been hitherto supported thro' a nation ; but he has said, That he will every trial; and though left in a dry visit the nations, to take out of them a Jand, we have no doubt but that the people for his name. He visits them Lord will refresh us in his own time by sending them the gospel, and mak- by the sending of his servants amongst ing it the power of God unto salvation !” us; and that meanwhile he will bless
our perseverance in his ways. BERMUD 1.
“ About a month after your depar
ture, a number of young men seemed to Dear Sir, To the Editor.
be concerned about their salvation ; In the year 1793, one of our mem
and we rejoiced in it, being greatly in bers, being a pensioner in the army, hopes that the Lord was about to enwas obliged to go to the island of Ber- large his church amongst us.
They muda. Having a son, about eight years
flocked round Mr. —-'s house every old, he took him with him. For seve- evening, acknowledged to us the improral years there was a law in the island priety of their former conduct, and similar to what took place in Jamaica,
seemed desirous of knowing the Lord prohibiting all worship, but that in Jesus with all humility. But alas! the established church. The mind of they are gone back to their own ways! our brother, however, appeared to be By this we learn, that the Lord's ways kept alive towards God. At length a are not as ours, nor his thoughts as gentleman of the island, coming over our thoughts. This was a lesson tout to England, heard the word of God, to search ourselves, lest we also should and with such effect, that on returniug be found deceiving ourselves. It shewed to his former situation he could not us how humble and watchful we ought forbear communicating it to his neigh
to be during our passage througla tha bours : not however in the character of dark valley of afiliction and temptaa minister, but merely as the head of tion. Thus far, however, a family; in which he read, prayed, brought safe. God grant we may conand expounded the Scriptures, morning tinue so to the end! and evening, no man forbidding him ;
“ The blacks * among us remain as and as many of his neighbours as chose heretofore, unconcerned about Christ, attended.
excepting one of the name of lI. The effect was, several individuals in Fr. Perhaps you recollect her. the island appeared to be the subjects She was a poor woman, confined to her of a divine change; amongst whom was
bed by a sore leg, and destitute of nethe son of our own brother B-40. cessaries to support her. Her acquaintAbout a year and a half ago be obtain- ances persuaded her to send for our ed permission to return to England; dear friend, Mr.
He talked to and he and his son had both actually her on the necessity of her soul being embarked, when in a few days he dieci. restored to health as well as her body; The young man is now walking with and, by the Lord's mercy, she was soon us in the fellowship of the gospel ; but
enabled to speak of the great things leaving behind him several persons who
which he had done for her. She is were like-minded with himself, they now very poor and low in body: but agreed to keep up a correspondence.
all her faculties are alive for her Love, The following is an extract from their
as she calls the Saviour. Jesus seems first letter, written about last June or
to be her constant theme, and the star July. It is signed by five young men:
which supports her. Old T. II
after all his protestations to you and " We still remain in number as when us, and all his talk against drunkenyou left us. We have preaching only ness, is carried away by it. Hence we once a month, by one of the ministers learn, that when man trusts to his own from the country. Interrening Lord's sincerity and sincere endeavours, he Days are spent, we trust, for our souls will sooner or later find he has been good. We had, as you know, a private deluded. meeting (on week days) at the house of - The shelter which a srlf-righteous,
that friend to the Cross; self-suflicient religion attords to men,
* There are negroes in this island; but none are allowed to be imported. The consequence is, they are treated with much more humanity than ju soire of the West India Islands,