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all the pailings, benches, and sum- Island, which I received a few days mer-houses in the gardens, and also ago in a letter from Newport, dated in many parts of the town the doors, April 22, 1806. window shutters, and even the very " In Little Compton, Tiverton, furniture of the houses to use as fire. Westport, and Fall River towns, in the wood.
southeastern part of this state, the “Melancholy as is the picture, the Lord is in a most remarkable manner city presented, yet misery seems in displaying his power and grace ; es. a still more wretched form to have pecially in Little Compton, where visited the surrounding villages. For Mr. Shepard is minister. There there the inhabitants were still more the attention has been much greater exposed to the outrages and pillaging than in the other places. There the of the soldiers, who were exasperat. Lord appears to display his power ed by the severity of the weather, and goodness in a most wonderful and the want of regular supplies of manner. Aged sinners, on the verge provisions. Clothes, beds, furniture of the grave, and who have appeared, cattle of every description, corn, wood, as to religion, like trees twice dead, the money of the poor' inhabitants and plucked up by the roots, now were destroyed, consumed, or taken flourish in the courts of our God. away. Provisions are in some places Children of 14, 10, and even 8 years so entirely consumed, that there is of age, cry hosanna to the son of not even corn left for sowing, nor David. Opposers to the doctrines of horses or implements of husbandry to distinguishing, electing, and uncontill the ground. These unfortunate trollable grace, now rejoice in these sufferers mụst remain the prey of doctrines, as their only hope. The misery, unless some nobleminded, enemies of all religion are silent, as generous Christians, who have not to opposition; and some are conexperienced the horrible disasters of strained to say, Verily this is the fin. war, should hasten to their assist. ger of God! Almost every family Ance."
contains a new-born soul, and some (To be continued.)
two, three, and four. Not less than one hundred appear to have tasted and seed, that the Lord is gracious,
since the reformation commenced; REVIVAL OF
and almost all the rest are inquiring, TLE COMPTON.
What must we do to be saved?
Their meetings, which are almost We tender our thanks to the friend, daily, are thronged, and every coun. who sent to one of the Editors the fol. tenance is solemn as the grave. The lowing interesting letter, dated
first Sabbath in April more than for
ty were admitted into the church. CAMBRIDGE, May 16, 1806. The work appears to increase. It is Sir,
regular, still, and evidently genuine." KNOWING that you feel deeply interested in the cause of our Re. If this communication be of any deemer, and that any information service for the next number of the respecting the prosperity of Zion Panoplist, I shall feel happy that I must afford you the highest satisfac: have given it. tion, I cannot but transmit to you a I am, Şir, with the tenderest reshort account of a revival in Rhode gard for your welfare, yours, &c.
In our last we inserted a letter from the President of the United States to Congress, and another from Capt. Lewis to the President, rela
tive to new discoveries in Louisiana. We promised some interesting estracts from the pamphlet which contained these letters. The accounts
here given of the local situation, tinued there till about 25 years ago, strength, character, &c. of the Indian when they moved down and settled at tribes in Louisiana, we hope will Campti, on the Red river, about 20 prepare the way for Missionaries in miles above Natchitoches, where they due time to carry the gospel of the now live ; and the Indians left it a crucified Redeemer among them. bout 14 years ago, on account of a With this view we shall cheerfully dreadful sickness that visited them, extend the valuable information a. They settled on the river nearly opmong our readers,
posite where they now live, on a low The following extracts are from place, but were driven thence on ac, “ Historical Sketches of the several count of its overflowing, occasioned Indian tribes in Louisiana, south of the by a jam of timber choking the river Arkansa river, and between the Mis- at a point below them. sisippi and river Grand.”
The whole number of what they “CADDOQUES, live about 35 miles call warriors of the ancient Caddo west of the main branch of the Red nation is now reduced to about 100, river, on a bayau or creek, called by who are looked upon somewhat like then Sodo, which is navigable for knights of Malta, or some distinperoques only within about six miles guished military order. They are of their village, and that only in the brave, despise danger or death, and rainy season. They are distant from boast they have never shed white Natchitoches about 120 miles, the man's blood. Besides these, there nearest route by land, and in nearly a are of old men and strangers who live north west direction, They have liv- amongst them, nearly the same num. ed where they now do only five years. ber, but there are forty or fifty more The first year they moved there the women than men. This nation has small pox got among them and de. great influence over the Yattasses, stroyed nearly one half of them ; it Nandakoes, Nabadaches, Inies, or was in the winter season, and they Yachies, Nagogdoches, Keychies, practised plunging into the creek on Adaize and Nachitoches, who all the first appearance of the eruption, speak the Caddo language, look up and died in a few hours, Two years to them as their fathers, visit and inago they had the measles, of which termarry among thein, and join them several more of them died. They for, în all their wars, merly lived on the south bank of the The Caddoques complain of the river, by the course of the river 375 Choctaws incroaching upon their couniniles higher up, at a beautiful prai. try; call them lazy, thievish, &e. rie, which has a clear lake of good There has been a misunderstanding water in the middle of it, surrounded between them for several years, and by a pleasant and fertile country, small hunting pårties kill one another which had been the residence of their when they meet. ancestors from time immemorial. The Caddos raise corn, beans,
They wave a traditionary tale, punpkins, &c, but the land on which which not only the Caddos but half a they now live is prairie, of a white dozen other smaller nations believe clay soil, very flat: their crops are in, who claim the honour of being de- subject to injury either by too wet or scendants of the same family ; they too dry a season. They bave horses, say, when all the world was drowne i by but few of any other domestic animals, a flood that inundated the whole coun- except dogs; most of them hare guns, try, the Great Spirit placed on an emi- and some of them have rifles; they nence near this lake, one family of Card- and all other Indians, that we have any doques who alone were saved ; from knowledge of, are at war with the that family all the Indians originated.
The French, for many years before The country generally, round the Louisiana was transferred to Spain, Caddos, is hilly, not very rich ; growth had, at this place, a fort and some a mixture of oak, hickory and pine, soldiers ; several French families interspersed with prairies, which are were likewise settled in the vicinity, very rich generally, and fit for cultiva where they had erected a good four tion. There are creeks and spring mill with burr stones brought from of good water frequent. France. These French families con
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Messrs. Samuel Stansbury, J. & T. ed, 1. A correct copy of the sacred Ronalds, J. Osborn, and George F. text, and the genuine sense thereof. Hopkins, of New York, have in the 2. The truths of the Christian relig. press an elegant and correct edition, ion are set in a clear light. 3. Dif. in one volume, octavo, of Walker's ficult places are explained. 4. SeemCritical Pronouncing Dictionary, and ing contradictions reconciled ; and 5. Expositor of the English Language ; Whatever is material in the varions from the third London Quarto edi. readings, and the several oriental vertion; containing the last improve. sions is observed. The whole illusments and corrections of the author. trated and confirmed from the most
ancient Jewish writings. By John Proposals are issued by the Rev. Gill, D.D. 4 vols.quarto, 900 pages William Pryce and Joseph Jones, of each. Price 84 50 a volume, in Wilmington, Delaware, for publish. boards ; $500 plain bound in sheep; ing, by a general subscription through. 85 50 elegantly bound in calf. An out the United States, an Exposition elegant likeness of the author will be of the New Testament, both doctrin- presented as a frontispiece to the al and practical. In which is insert. first volume.
Drdination. ORDAINED, on Wednesday the 8th of the county of Trumbull, gave the of January last, over the first religious charge. The Rev. Stephen Lindsly congregational society in Marietta, of Marietta gave the right hand of (Ohio) the Rev. Samuel Prince Rob. fellowship. Mr. Badger made the bins. The public exercises of the concluding prayer. A silent and reoccasion were performed in a solemn spectful attention was given from a and impressive manner. The Rev. very numerous audience. Vocal and Jacob Lindsly of Waterford made the instrumental music, performed with Introductory prayer. The Rev. Thom- great softness and accuracy, contribas Robbins of Connecticut preached uted much to the joy and solemnity of the sermon from Matt. xxvi. 14. Sev. the occasion. The happy union and eral circumstances, naturally coming harmony existing, afford pleasing into view on the occasion, rendered prospects to the minister and society. the usual addresses peculiarly solemn 'This is the oldest society in the state and affecting. The Rev. Lyman Pot. of Ohio: and this the first ordination ter of Steubenville, (formerly from of a Congregational minister, that has New-England) made the consccrating been performed west of the Alleghany prayer. The Rev. Joseph Badger, mountains.
Dbituary. Died, Feb. 25, 1806, at Edinburgh, seriously attended to the gospel fecom Rev. DÁVID BLACK, one of the her youth. In 1798 she made a proMinisters of that city, after a short fession of religion, and was admitteil illness of ten days, aged 43. Few a member of the church in Rutland. men have ever lived more universally The doubts and anxieties, with which beloved, or died more sincerely la. her mind was afterwards exercised, mented by his acquaintance. Wees led her to attend more particularly to pect shortly to be able to gratify our the distinguishing nature of experi. readers with a full account of this ex. mental religion ; in consequence of cellent man.
which, she obtained more satisfac. At Pelham, N. H. April 11, tion. Mrs. THANKFUL CHURCHI consort She firmly believed, and humbly of Rev. J. H. CHURCH, aged 31. admired the peculiar doctrines of
Under the benign influence of a the gospel; and by diligent hearreligious education, Mrs. Cuurch ing, meditation, and prayer, made
progress in divine knowledge. The renewing grace; and I hope they prosperity of Zion was dear to her will." heart. She often expressed a desire After this, she was divinely com. for a revival of religion, particularly forted, from day to day, regarding among the people with whom she Christ as her Saviour and her all. Å was connected. She was grieved at little while before she expired, feel. the conduct of impenitent sinners; ing herself to be dying, she looked while nothing was more pleasing to round on her family, and said ; "I her, than to see any hopeful attention thank you all, my friends, for your to the things of religion. After she kindness to me. I wish we may all entered into a family state, the course meet in heaven.” She manifested of Providence impressed her mind humble confidence in God, and very more and more with the importance devoutly prayed to the Lord Jesus
, of a holy life.
to strengthen her with strength in her Her diligence in her domestic con- soul, and to come and receive her spir. cerns was remarkable, especially con- it. Seeing her husband's tears, she sidering the uncommon delicacy of said, “ God will support you.” She her constitution. Her peculiar kind. then took her ring from her finger, ness and attention to her husband, and put it on his, with these words ; during a late sickness, joined with “Our friendship on earth is soon to her concern and anxiety for him, and end. But I hope we shall meet in her unceasing endeavours for the wel. heaven, and enjoy purer friendship." fare of the family, exhausted her To both her children she was enastrength, and are thought to have bled to utter the melting tenderness been the probable occasion of that ill. of a dying mother's heart. Taking ness, which issued in her death. the hand of her infant son, who bad
In her last sickness, which com- been her hope and delight, she said; menced in Jan. 1806, she commonly “Dear little child ! dear little child ! enjoyed composure of mind. The motherless child! God be merciful religious doubts, which sometimes to you, my dear child. I give you interrupted that composure, were up to him. May you be to the praise generally succeeded by greater light and glory of his grace. Lord, he is and comfort. From time to time she thine ;”-subjoining fervent prayer expressed hér earnest desire to have for the child. clearer views of the glory of Christ. To her aged parents and her sis. Apprehending her dissolution to be ter, she addressed herself in a very near, she, with much calmness, made becoming and impressive manner, known her wish respecting some ar. and took, of all her surrounding ticles of her clothing, and desired friends, a most affectionate farewel. that her husband, at a suitable time, After that, her consolation increas. would make certain presents to her ed, and her prospect brightened. little children, accompanied with just before she died, appearing es. pious counsel from her dying lips. ceedingly serene and happy, she Being asked by him, whether she said, that her views were more clear felt willing to leave her children, she and lively than they had been, and that answered; “ lam. I have given them God seemed to be gradually shining inte up to God. It has been my great de her soul. She finally closed her eyes sire and concern, that they may be with her own band, and, with happy trained up in his fear. It has been quiet in body and mind, exp:red. my prayer ever since they were born, “ Blessed are the dead, who die iz tke and before, that they may experience Lord.”
Season is lost in season, year in year,
Spring, fairest of the seasons, first appears i
Summer, less fair, though comely, spring succeeds,
Now gentle zephyrs, and now south winds blow;
The garden now employs the lovely fair ;
As season follow's season, pass our years ;
Messrs. EDITORS, Reading in your last number, an elegy on that honoured servant of Christ, the Rev. Mr. WHITEFIELD, the thought was suggested, that the following lines on the same subject, from the pen of the celebrated Christian bard, Mr. COWPER, might be equally pleasing to your readers. They are submitted to your disposal.
After describing the scorn, ridicule and slander, which Mr. Whitefield ex. perienced from the world, Cowper exclaims :
Now, truth, perform thine office ; waft aside
He lov'd the world that hated him ; the tear