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Dols. cts. Southampton,
34 57 Springfield,
22 00 Westhampton,
15 00 West-Springfield, first parish,
16 76 Willianiaburgh,
14 37 Deerfeld,
2 SO Total Female Association,
289 60 Balance in the Treasury last year,
34 45 Interest on the same,
16 65 Total of the fund of the female 3480clation, 340 80
Expended of this fund for 72 Bibles,
48 75 25 Select Sermons,
21 B7 200 Trustees Report, 1805, for distribution,
8 00 700 Vincent's Catechism, 206 00 Boxes, carriage, &e. of books, 12 43 Balance in the treasury,
Camden, Mrs. Bloomfield,
Miss Sarah Stoyell,
Towns in the county,
DOCUMENT D. Expenditures of the Hampshire Mis
sionary Society, between August 1805,
and August 1806. Balance paid to Missionaries employ:
Donations in towns and parishes.
Dots cts. Amherst, ist parish,
31 04 Amberst, 2d parish,
13 OS Ashfield,
22 32 Belchertowa,
7 83 Buckland, Charlemont,
1 50 Chesterfield,
10 37 Colrain, Conway,
31 80 Cummington, Deerfield,
6 00 Lasthampton,
16 47 Granby,
11 25 Granville, middle perish,
19 OO Hadley,
On 77 Hatfield,
46 20 Hawley,
20 80 Heath,
12 25 Longmeadow, Northampton,
71 06 Norwich,
2 00 Palmer,
13 63 Plainfield,
29 80 Shelburne,
75 South-Hadley, Springfield,
11 00 Sunderland, Westfield,
20 75 Westhampton,
39 21 W. Springfield, ist parisb,
25 56 Whate ley,
59 Williamsburgh, Worthington,
56 47 24 50
Donations made out of the county. Hon. William Phillips, Boston,
50 00 Rev. John Dutton, Hartford, Ver.
2 00 Ladies in Brookfield, west parish,
10 Rev. Thomas H. Wood, Halifax, Ver. Jedidiah Stark, Esq. Halifax, Ver.
Total for Missionary service,
For Books. 72 Bibles,
48 75 25 Select Sermons,
21 87 670 Watts' Divine Songs,
28 04 400 Trustees' Report, 1805, 16 00 750 Vincent's Catechism, 206 00
For the education of two Indiaa
5 00 Entertaining Committees, 11 06 Stationary,
2 25 Advertising,
4 08 A counterfeit bill,
711 14 330 08
10 00 40 73
50 From Doddridge's Rise, &c. of Religion, 28 71 Donations made in the new settlements.
In Maine. Hebron, Gideon Cushman, Norridgewalk,
4 10 Sumner and Hartford,
16 00 Waterville,
DOCUMENT E THE Committee appointed by the lampshire Mis. slonary Society, at their meeting in August, 1805, to examine and report the state of the Treasury, ask lease to report :
That they have examined the Treasurer's acenants, and And Ebem regularly charged, well vouched sad sigat
# 10 dolls. omitted by mistake last year are add. ed to this
ab the sum of
dolls. 26 05
sest; that there is now in the bands of the Treasurer Vice-President, Secretary, Clerk,
Treasurer, and a board of nine Trus. La promissors notes, with good sureties, on iaterest, the sum of
2050 SS tees, chosen annually by ballot.
The Trustees are empowered to Amounting to the sum of
2083 20 Which is dumbly submitted.
judge of the qualifications and claims ASA WHITE,
Auditing of candidates, and to give aid to the JONATHAN WOODBRIDGE,
Committer. extent of their funds. None are to NATHANIEL ELY, Northampton, August 20, 1806.
receive assistance but such as are
hopefully pious, of orthodox religious Officers of the Hampshire Missionary, faith, and members of some reguSociety, appointed at their annual lar Congregational or Presbyterian Meeting the last Thursday in Aug. church, and desirous to obtain an edo 1806,
ucation with a view to be useful as His Excellency CALEB STRONG, teachers of religion. The Trustees Esq. President.
are to direct and superintend the Rer, SAMUEL HOPKINS, D.D. studies and moral conduct of the Vice President.
young men, and when they shall have
acquired competent knowledge of TRUSTEES.
theology, and other requisite branches Hon. JOHN HASTINGS, Esq. of science, shall recommend them to Rev. JOSEPH LATHROP, .D.
some suitable board for examination Hon. EBENEZER HUNT, Esq.
and approbation for the work of the Rev. JOSEPH LYMAN, D.D. ministry. Such young men as re. JUSTIN ELY, Esq.
ceive aid from the society are laid un. Rer. SOLOMON WILLIAMS, WILLIAM BILLINGS, Esq.
der obligations to refund the loans
made them without interest, should Rev. DAVID PARSONS, D. D. their circumstances ever after admit, CHARLES PHELPS, Esq.
Persons of good moral character, Rev. RICHARD S. STORRS, and sound in the faith, are admitted RUGGLES WOODBRIDGE, Esq. members hy a vote of the society. Rev. ENOCH HALE, Correspond- into the treasury, on his admission,
Each member pays one dollar at least ing Secretary,
and the same sum afterward, annuRev. PAYSON WILLISTON, Re- ally. The society consists at present cording Secretary.
of between seventy and eighty mem.
bers. Standing Committee of the Trustees.
OFFICERS. Res. JOSEPH LYMAN, D. D. Rev. WILLIAM JACKSON, of Dorset, WILLIAM BILLINGS, Ese.
President. Rev. Enoch Hale,
Rev. NATHANIEL Hall, of GranRev. SOLOMON WILLIAMS,
ville, Vice-President, CHARLES PHELPs, Esq.
Rev. Jonn GRISWOLD, Pawlet, Sec
EZEKIEL HARMON, Esq. do. TreaEVANGELICAL SOCIETY. The Directors, though their means In the Western District of Ver- are yet small, have already given aid mont, there has lately been formed an to three or four young men, one of Association, by the name of “The whom has commenced the study of EVANGELICAL SOCIETY,"whose ob- Divinity. This seasonable and be. ject is to aid pious and ingenious young nevolent institution has our best wishmen, in indigent circumstances, to ac- es for its support and success. We quire education for the work of the hope it may be instrumental, under Gospel Ministry. The great scarcity of the divine direction and blessing, of regular ministers in this thrifty portion drawing from obscurity many young of our country, and the recent revi. wals of religion in that quarter, led to prove faithful labourers in the vine. the establishment of this benevolent yard of our Lord. Of this part of our institution, which was first organized country, as well as of others, it may at Paulet, March 6, 1804. The offi- truly be said, “The harrest is great, eers of the Society are a President, but the labourers are few.”
We understand that the New.Lon- ty, but that the employment of stagedon Association, (Conn.) at their coaches on the Lord's day is a direct meeting in June last, passed, unani- violation of the Fourth Command. mously, the following vote, viz. ment; and that if such abominable
Whereas, it appears that Arian and practices are suffered, they know not Socinian errors are spreading in New where the outrages upon the feelings England, we judge it our duty to de- of the public will stop, or how reliclare our firm belief of the divine Trin. gion is to be maintained.” Eo. Mag.
ity in Unity; and of the true and prop-er Divinity of our Lord and Saviour je. PALESTINE ASSOCJATION. sus Christ, as taught in the Holy Scrip. We understand that a society has tures, and for substance inaintained in been established for the purpose of the Westminster confession of faith promoting the knowledge of the Goog. and catechism. And we recommend to raphy, Natural History, and Anuquithe members of this Association crre. ties of Palestine and its vicinity, with fully to avoid all ministerial cominu. a view to the illustration of the holy nion with ministers who oppose these writings, and the promotion of Bibli: dactrines.”
cal and historical knowledge.
It has been regretted by all who On Lord's day, May 25, 1806, was have attended to the subject of Syrian opened for public worship the new Antiquities, that much valuable local Independent or Congregational church information is still wanted for the il. in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. lustration of the ancient historians, saHollingshead preached in the morn, cred and profanc, rho have treated ing from, Isa. lvi. 7. “ For mine, on tbe affairs of that province; and house shall be called an house of that, notwithstanding the learned and prayer for all people.” in the after. laborious compilations of Adriconius, noon Dr. Keith delivered a discourse Revenelli, Cellarius, Fuller, and from Hag: ii. 7. “ And I will fill this Lightfoot, the more recent details of biouse with glory, saith the Lord of. Reland, Calmet, &c. many of the most Hosts.” This clegant cdifice is built important points are still left unexam. of brick, in a circular form, and of suf- incd : that there are many chasme ficient size to contain from 1500 to which ought to be filled up, and a ra: 2000 people. The whole expense is riety of easy and obrious facts that estimated at 60,000 dollars, It is have been little, if at all, attended to ; hoped this beautiful edifice may stand which, if ascertained with precision, for ages to come, an honour to those could not fail to clueidate' many of who erected it, an ornament to the ci. the most difficult passages of the Satý, and a commodious place for public cred Scriptures. worship, to a large and Bourishing It affords us pleasure to hear that branch of the Christian Church, this Society are now engaging proper
persons to execute this plan. When SCOTLAND.
we consider the high respectability of Is consequenec of a project for the its oris i al Institutors and Members, revival of the stage-coaches between and the importance of its objects, we Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sundays, cannot but entertain hope, that they to accommodate a numerous body of, will meet with every requisite encour: travellers, wbo have occasion to pass gement.
Evan. Mag and repass to those places on that day in particular, the Presbytery of Glasgow have had a meeting, to take The British and Foreign Bible şo. the subject under their serious con- ciety have lately been favoured with a sideration, and oppose it by erery noble present from a lady of quality, of possible means. In their observan the sum of one thousand guineas. tions, which they have published, they state, that "they contemplate with drcad the awful change which The Slave Trade has now continu. must follow the introduction of this ed 303 years, riz. from 1503 to the practice on the morals of the people of present. It appears on a moderate Scotland." They add, that " the computation, in that period, that the mail-coach may be a work of accessint number of slaves imported from Afri
THŁ SLAVE TRADE.
cx by the different powers of Europe, met's tomb acceptable to the reader. amounts to 573 millions !!.
We transcribe it from “ A faithful acWe hope that we may congratulate count of the religion and manners of the Friends of Justice and Humanity the Mahometans, third edition, pub. on a inore pleasing prospect than has lished in 1731. By Joseph Pitts, of ever before appeared, of the speedy Exeter," father, we believe, of the bolitiou of the Slave Trade. Some late Rev. Mr. Pitts, of Southwark. wecks ago en act of parliament was Mr. Pitts was taken prisoner when passed, by which it is said that the
very young, by the Algerines, and abolition of nearly two thirds of the 'sold foc a slave. In the course of his British Slave Trade has been effected. journies with one of his inasters, he Since that period, a bill has been in- visited Mocca and Medina. troduced into the House of Com- “Medina," says this writer, “is mnons, to prohibit any inore ships from but a little town, and poor ; yet it is being employed in that accursed traf- walled round, and hath in it a great fic during the present season, beside mosque ; but nothing near so big as those already employed. May God - the temple at Mecca. In one corner prosper the efforts now made to de. of the mosque is a place built about liver this country from blood-guiltiness! fourteen or fifteen paces square.
Evan. Maz. About this place are great windows,
fenced with brass grates. In the inBy a letter from Rotterdam, in. side it is decked with some lamps formation has been received that Mr. and ornaments. It is arched all over. Kicherer's labours, since his returą head. I find some relate', that there to Zak River, bave been greatly bless. are no less than 3000 lamps about ed; and that the people who were Mahomet's tomb; but there are not, dispersed, are in great part gathered as I verily believe, an hundred (and again.
these not of silver, as some report; bnt almost all of glass.) I speak
what I know, and have been an eye MEDINA.
witness of In the middle of this The newspapers state that Medina place is the tomb of Mahomet, where has been captured by the Wahabres, the corpse of that bloody impostor is whose army has overwhelmed the laid, which hath silk curtains all whole country, and taken the city by around it, like a bed ; which curtains * assault, with prodigious bloodshed are not costly nor beautiful. There
and devastation. They set fire to is nothing of this tomb to be seen by Medina in various places, destroyed any, by reason of the curtains round the mosques; and having ransacked it: nor are any of the bagges.(or dethem of their valuable shrines and votees who visit it for worship) pertreasures, completely destroyed the mitted to enter there. None go in but tomb of the Prophet. After which, the eunuchs, who keep the watch over some thousands of females of the first it: and they only to light the lamps rank, and a number of the principal which burn there by night, and tu inhabitants, were carried off' into the sweep and cleanse the place. All the desert. A troop of camels were also privileges the hagges hare, is only to sent away with jewels and other trea- thrust in their hands at the windows, sures to an immense amount.
between the brass grates, and to peti. Later accounts say, that “Since tion the dead juggler ; which they do the taking of Medina, the Wahabees with a wonderful deal of reverence. have made further progress: they
“ It is storied by some, that the bare excited alarm at Mecca, and coffin of Mahomet hangs up by the at. have made themselves masters of tractive virtue of a loadstone to the Gedda."
roof of the mosque ; but, believe me, A war has also broken out in Bos. it is a false story.
When I looked nia. The Christians in that province, through the brass grate, I saw as aided by their neighbours the Monte- much as any of the hagges ; and the negrins and Herzogovins, have made top of the curtains which covered the a great slaughter among the Turks. tomb, were not half so high as the
This extraordinary event will pro- roof or arch; so that it is impossible bably render some account of Maho. his coffin should be hanging there. I never heard the Mahometans say any bable design of Providence in submitthing like it.”
Ib. ting so large a portion of Asia to the
British Dominion. 2. The duty.
mcans, and consequences of translatBENGAL
ing the Scriptures into the Oriental The Rev. C. Buchanan, Vice Presi. tongues ; and promoting Christian dent of the College at Fort William, knowledge in Asia. 3. A brief his. has proposed a prize of 5001. for the toric view of the progress of the gosbest work in English Prosc, embracing pel, in the different nations, since its the following subjects: i. The pro- first promulgation.
most authentic MSS. of the Raj.
mayunu, a celebrated Shanscrit Poem ; DR. TAPPAN'S WORKS.
with an English Translation, accomWe are happy to learn that pro- panied with elucidatory Notes. posals are shortly to be issued for the will form 9 vols. 4to. of 600 pages publication of the Works of that emim each, at 5 guineas per vol. : three vol. nent divine, and excellent man, the late umes to be delivered annually. « This Rer. David TAPPAY, D. D. Hollis Poem,” say the editors, who are the Professor of Divinity in Harvard Col. Baptist Missionaries at Serampore, lege. These works, we understand, "is far superior in antiquity to any are to embrace his public lectures de- of the Pooranus : and the veneration livered to the students, on Theology, in which it has been held, throughout and on Jewish Antiquities, and a vol: Hindoosthan, for so many ages, is ume of his sermons. The whole to scarcely exceeded by that entertained be comprised in four handsome octa- for the Sacred Scriptures throughout vo volumes. The profits arising from the Christian world; a circumstance the sale of these works, which, from this, which renders it interesting, the high and far known reputation of whatever be its intrinsic merit. The Dr. Tappan, as a writer and divine, work, however, besides furnishing an we anticipate will be very considera- important clue to the ancient history ble, are to be given to his widow and of India, gives us such a full idea of children.
the Hindoo Mythology, and presents It has been recently ascertained, almost unvarying 'manners and cus
to us so interesting a picture of the that the mammoth, or American el.
toms of the country, as must render eplant, was a herbivorous animal. it highly gratifying to the admirers In digging a well in Wythe county, of Oriental Literature." Ch. 05 in Virginia, after penetrating about five and a half feet from the surface,
A general meeting of the propriethe labourers struck against the stom. tors of the LONDON INSTITUTION, ach of a mammoth, the contents of
was held on the 24th April. By a which were in a state of perfect pres, report made to the proprietors, it apervation, consisting of half masticated
pears that the managers have ad. reeds, twig's, and grass, or leaves, dressed themselves to the liberality
of the city of London, for the grant of
the site on which Blackwell hall now GREAT BRITAIN.
stands, for the erection of a commoPROPOSALS have been circnlated dious house for the institution. The for printin
by subscription, the ori- total number of proprietors yet ad. ginai text, care fully collated with the mitted is 950 ; and that of life subs