ye to the watersWherefore his adorable perfections most do ye spend your money for gloriously—to magnify and hon, that which is not bread, and or his Son infinitely, in the pubyour labor for that which satis- lic view of the universe and fieth not? Hearken diligently immensely increase the felicity unto me, and eat ye that which of the intelligent system, sup: is good, and let your soul de- plying matter to angels and light itself in fatness.-- Joseph saints, in the most animated was a fruitful bow by a well strains, to praise him that sitteth springing up by a wall ; but upon the throne, and the Lamb Christ is the true vine, which for ever and ever? Amen, Halinvigorates the 'branches, his lellujah. people, with refreshing grace and immortal life. If thousands acknowledged their obligations to the wisdom of Jo- Philadelphia, Peb, 4th, 1806. seph for their preservation through the famine; how many

PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL, myriads will acknowledge their infinite obligations to the un-To all who love the prosperity of merited grace of Christ for

Zion, and are disposed to aid their deliverance from everlast- in propagating the Gospel a. ing misery in bell, and their

mong the Heathen, salvation to all eternity.When Joseph's brethren humbled 'HE subscriber, lately re. tiemselves before him for their

turned from a voyage ta wicked devices against him, he the East-Indies, touched in Eu. replied, As for you, ye thought rope, and was in London in Auevil against me; but God meant gust last, where he received it unto good, to save much peo- from the Baptist Missionary Sople alive as it is this day. Did ciety in England for propagaGod make the wicked conspira- ting the Gospel among the heacy of Joseph's brethren against then, one thousand guineas, to his life to prevent the fulfilment be sent in the spring to the of his dreams, subservient to an Missionaries in Bengal, for the accomplishment of them in his purpose of printing the sacred (xaltation and happy state ? and Scriptures in one of the landoth he not take the wise in their guages of that country. There own crastiness? Doth he not are seven languages that the make the wrath of man to praise Missionaries there aim to transliim ? Háth he not subordinateci late and publish the Scriptures all the mischievous devices in. They have made such prowhich lis enemies lave devised gress in three of them that it is against his son lo an accomplish-expected that the above sum ment of those eternal purposes will enable them to complete of grace which were in Jesus the work. The money is now Christ before the world began, in the hands of ROBERT RAL10 their confusion and shame, ston, Esquire, of Philadelphia, and his glorious and eternal ex- who will forward it in due time. altariov ? Hath he' not taken Should any individual, society, occasion from them to display ! cr congregation of people in the



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United States of America, be y condition in this life, by a knowl-
disposed to contribute to this edge and belief of the Scrip-
good work, Mr. Ralston, will tures, would be an event calcıl.
gladly receive whatever may be lated to produce a lively joy, in
sent to him for that purpose, every mind influenced by hu.
and add to it the above sum, to manity : For their horrible su-
be forwarded to the Missionaries perstition subjects them unceas-
at Serampore near Calcutta. ingly to the most dreadful tor-

ments, and annually deprives a
BENJAMIN WICKES, Sen. large number even of life itself.
Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1805. But in addition to this, how in.

teresting must be the thought

to every truly pious mind, that
WE whose names are under many of these miserable crta-
written, Ministers of the Gos- tures, by having a Bible in their
pel in the city of Philadelphia, hands, may not only better their
do hereby certify that we are worldly condition, but become
fully ascertained that the state- truly converted unto God, and
ment made by Capt. Wickes, in through the merits of the Sav-
the foregoing advertisement, iş | iour, be raised to eternal happia
perfectly correct. We also take ness and glory. Among the
the liberty respectfully to re- many objects which we know
commend to the pious and the are now soliciting the patronage
liberal of all denominations of of the pious and the liberal,
Christians, in the United States, throughout our country, we can-
an attention to the important not but think, that this deserves
objects which this advertisement a marked attention. Nor can
holds up to their view. Noth-we forbear to add, that we have
ing, it appears to us, can be more good reason to believe, that do-
interesting to a truly benevolent nations from the inhabitants of
mind. The design contempla- the United States, for the pro-
ted, is not to disseminate the motion of the design which has
favorite tenets of any particu- here been specified, would great-
lar sect of Christians. It is to ly animate and encourage the
print and propagate, among a worthy men who are engaged
race of heathen who are sunk in the translation of the Scrip-
and degraded by the vilest and tures, by giving them a striking
cruelest system of superstition proof that their arduous work
and idolatry, the fiure word of interests the feelings, and is ac-
eternal life contained in the holy companied by the good wishes
scriptures, without any gloss or of Christians, in every region to
comment whatsoever. If this which the knowledge of it has
can be exte:,sively effected, the extended.
happiest consequences may

be Some other important con-
expected to follow; since the siderations, which it is hoped
natives of India, unlike most will as much encourage the libe-
other pagans, are many of them rality of the public, as they ani-
able to read, and still more of mate the hopes and labors of
them are disposed earnestly to the Missionaries in India, ought
listen to what the Bible contains to be briefly stated. At Seram-
Even the amelioration of their pore, the immediate seat of the

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Mission, there are a type foun- da's and Shasiers are now prodery and printing presses, to- nounced divine. gether with a valuable library, Ashbel Green, Senior. poistor of consisting chiefly of books con- the 2d Presbyterian Church. taining the various copies and


of the German Lutheran Church. readings of the Scriptures, with

WILLIAM ROGERS, Professor of whatever can materially facili-English and belles lettres in the unitate the labors of a translator. versity of Pennsylvania. Learned natives can be procur- JOHN Hey, Pastor of the Indepened to assist in the work ; and dent Church, the local situation of the mission

Joseph Pilmore, Rector of the is such as will render its distri-| Episcopal Church of St. Pauls:

James Gray, Pastor of the Scotch bution throughout India easy Presbyterian Church. and immediate.--The Missiona- George Potts, Pastor of the 4th ries themselves, (among whom Presbyterian Church. is the laborious, learned, and pi

WILLIM WHITE, Pastor of the 2d ous MR. CAREY, professor of

Baptist Church. Oriental languages, in the col- Associate Congregation.

Joseph Shaw, Pastor-elect of the lege of Fort William, at Calcut

SAMUEL HELFENSTEIN, Pastor ta) have been so long engaged of the German Reformed Church. in studying language, and JACOB J. JANEWAY, Co-pastor of in translating, that the employ- the 2d Presbyterian Church. ment has become in a good de


the Methodist Episcopal Church of St. gree habitual.

George. Seven languages are spoken WILLIAM STAUGHTON, Minister in India : the Ootkul, which pre- of the 1st Baptist Church. vails among four millions of

CP IT is respectfully 'sugthe inhabitants ; the Telinga and gested, that as the season for the Kurnata, each spoken by about departure of the Calcutta ships seven millions ; the Maharatta is fast approaching, whatever is used by eight millions five hun- done to promote the design dred thousand ; the Tamul, by which has been specified above, upwards of nine millions; the must be done without delay : Hindostanee, by at least forty- and it is requested, that the dofive millions ; and the Bengalee, nations or collections which shall in which the translation is al be made throughout the Union, ready compleated, by a number of inhabitants nearly equal. the under-mentioned gentlemen,

may be forwarded to any of ling the population of the Uni- who will remit them to MR, ted States of America. The to- Ralston.* tal of the benighted Idolaters

The Rev. Dr. Rodgers, the Red. Mr. of India, equals about the one

Williams, New-York. eighth of the whole race of men The Rev. Dr. Stillman, the Reo. Dr. now dwelling on our globe. Eckley, Boston. How animating the prospect, The Rev. Joseph Buckminster, Portsthat the Holy Bible, by the ef

mouth, N. H. forts of pious Christians in Eu- The Rev. Dr. Dwight, Hew-Haven.

Mr. Gallaudet, Hartford, Conn. rope and America, is likely soon to circulate among these mill

* What cannot be forwarded this ions of wretched people, by spring, will answer very well in the whom absurd and injurious Ve- spring of 1807.

N. J.

oved in springs seasonit


The Rev. Dr. MWhorter, Newark, | art she had spared no time, nor

exertions. Complete skill in The Reo. Mr. Clark, New-Bruns- this exercise, she, like many in

wick. The Reo Mr. Ingles, the Rev. Mr. this age of refinement considerRichards, Baltimore.

ed the most valuable and most Joseph Nourse. Esq. Register of the necessary accomplishment for U.S. Washington.

youth. She as well as her paThe Rev. Dr. Muir, Alexandria.

rents had doubtless begun to anThe Rev. Mr. Grigsby, Norfolk., The Rev. Dr. Furman, the Rev. Dr. ticipate much future happiness, Keith, Charleston.

as well from the society of her The Rev. Mr. Clarkson, the Rev. Mr. private friends as from associaClay, the Rev. Mr. Holcombe, Sa- tion with her more fashionable vannah.

companions. Her views in life

were flattering, her prospects The Instructor's address to his pleasing, and her hopes encoufemale pufils, occasioned by raging. Her health was good, the affecting death of young

her worldly interest sufficient, Selina.

and her education complete.

But alas ! how soon is the scene DEAR YOUTH,

changed, how suddenly is every OU have doubtless obser- flattering prospect cut short, ere

itself to full view. saiutary plants shooting up, and Selina fond of displaying herspreading forth their flowers, in self to her admirers, frequently such a pleasing and beautiful engaged in her favorite exercise. manner, as to attract the eye But oh, the effect which she uland charm the senses. You timately experienced from this have seen them flourish for a amusement. One evening, fondwhile with the most luxuriously imagining herself free from all growth, promising you a very danger, she imprudently sufferrapid progress towards maturity, ed herself to dance excessively until affected by the chilling and then become exposed to the damps of the evening, they chilling damps of the night.droop, they wither, they die ! | An unusual disorder soon sucNot the smallest traces of their ceeded, which threw her into verdure can you afterwards dis- the most violent contortions of

body, and a total derangement Thus died young Selina ! She of mind. Her friends anxiouswas a youth of beauty, gaiety ly solicitous for her recovery, and vivacity. She was not only could only observe the spectacle, fair, but the natural endowments without restoring her to health, of her mind rendered her pro- by medical assistance. In this mising. To her natural qualific situation, she languished for a cations, were added, by means few days, and died. of her education, the shining ac- Selina, that once fair, beautiful quirements of general knowledge and promising youth is now no in polite and fashionable arts. more. Just so precarious, my Amusements of almost every young friends, is your situation, kind, that become her sex, were however lovely, however sprightfamiliar to her mind, but dancing ly you now appear. Though was her favorite. To attain this you are in the bloom of life, though you are the rising hopes midst of your literary pursuits, of your fond parents, though to be summoned without the you are now employed in form- least warning, to appear in the ing your minds, and enlarging presence of your Judge, there to your understandings, yet like the be acquitted or condemned, actender plant, or like the young cording to the moral character Selina, you may die. The awful which you severally sustain. providence just related is an ad- Consider the miserable condimonition to you. It is a voice tions of those who die impenifrom the dead, warning you to tent, and unholy, who are stranprepare to meet your God. It gers to experimental religion, and speaks in accents louder than enemies to the Saviour of sinthunder, and if properly heard ners. Let such an affecting inmore piercing than lightning, stance of mortality, together admonishing you not to promise with the call of God in his holy yourselves long life, or the enjoy- word, excite you to an earnest and ment of future pleasures in this diligent attention to yonr own world.


everlasting happiness. Remember your Creator in the Endeavor to gain the chief, days of your youth, is comman- I the only good, by seeking first ded in scripture ; and surely it the kingdom of God and his is sanctioned by this alarming righteousness. Remember that stroke of divine providence.- what the world denominates Selina's death bids you not to happiness is not worth a straw,

away the evil day ; nor in comparison with that solid to say that you have found secu- peace of mind, which results rity from danger, until you have from the service of God. Resecured an interest in the bless- member that all the pleasures ed Redeemer. Death is often and enjoyments that are derived sudden and unexpected, which solely from the fashionable a makes it the messenger of ter-musements and refined accomror, gloom and despair to the plishments of the world, have thoughtless soul, while the true not the weight of a feather, when Christian is enabled to triumph tried with those pleasures, that over the grave, and to say the children of God enjoy, from death where is thy sting, O grave the sublime contemplations of where is thy victory !

his nature, bis word, and his Learn, my young friends, to works, as displayed to our view, think of your being continually in the dispensation of his proxexposed to death. You are frail, idence and grace. dying creatures ; liable, in the

put far

Donations to the Missionary Society of Connecticut. 1806. March 5. A Friend of Missions of Bethlem, 20. Female friend of Missions of Torrington, 4 0 A Boy ten years old of Torringford,

0 10 A Female friend of Missions of Simsbury,

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