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themselves seeking to possess the Divine Word. Had the wharves and boarding houses for Seamen, and the vessels entering our harbour or preparing to leave it been all visited--and in some places the indefatigable benevolence of the friends of the Bible bas done as much-our Society, had it enjoyed the ability, might have increased the amount in, perhaps, a tenfold ratio.

• Yet, notwithstanding its infancy, and feeble means of doing good, the Society has not been unmindful of the duty of seeking its objects. A few months after its formation, when the United States' ship Constitution was to leave this port for the Mediterranean, a Committee of the Board of Directors was appointed to visit her, to ascertain the wants of the seamen, and to supply them with at least a Bible for every mess. Accordingly, on the 30th of April this vessel was visited. Several gentlemen accompanied the Committee, and were gratified to find, that their views had been anticipated by the Parent Society. Already was a sufficient number of Bibles sent to the Navy Yard at Charlestown for the use of this ship, allowing a Bible to each mess, and giving opportunity to the men, if they desired it, (as Commodore Hull, it is understood, was instructed by the National Society,) to purchase o their owo account when their wages should be received. The Committee seeing that their care had thus been happily rendered needless, as regarded the crew, and desirous that a memorial of the Society should yet be found on board this favourite vessel, obtained leave of Commodore Jones to present a Bible for the Chaplain's use. At a subsequent visit this was done, and two other elegant copies also, though of smaller size, presented respectively to the Officers of the Ward-room and the Midshipmen.

• Beside the English Bibles specified above, in the course of the past year opportunity has offered of distributing three German Bibles, one French Bible, an Italian Testament, and six Spanish Testaments, procured by the obliging agency of John Tappan, Esq. Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society. The necessity for an occasional supply of Bibles and Testaments in these and other foreign languages, induced the Directors to resolve that, when the funds might perinit, Bibles and Testaments in foreign languages should be procured for the deposit, in order to meet that necessity. This vote was communicated to the Corresponding Secretary of the American Bible Societyand the subject was also suggested to the Rev. Nathaniel E. Sloper, Secretary of the Port of London Society for promoting religion among seamen. This gentleman, whose zeal for the welfare of seamen is great, was requested to forward the design

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by application to the Committee of the British and Foreign Bi. ble Society, but as yet no answer is received.'

Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Conn.--Some account of the present state of this institution, the object of which is the education of young heathens, may be acceptable to our readers. It is five years since its establishment.

• The state of the school has been generally prosperous, during the year past.

The annual examination and exhibition of the school, were very interesting to a crowded audience. Among the visitors were several strangers, gentlemen of intelligence and distinction, who were much gratified. Among the pieces exhibited were a Cherokee Council of War, on the subject of the present dispute, between the Cherokees and the Osages, and a Dialogue in Owhyhean, respecting the late intelligence from the Sandwich Islands.

• In the course of the year, George Sandwich embarked from Boston for his native islands, as has been mentioned in a preceding part of this report; Lewis Keah, the surviving youth from the Marquesas islands, followed his companion to an early grave; and William Peters, one of the Oneidas, was dismissed for mental incapacity and for disobedience.

• Within the same period, there have been the following additions to the school ; viz. two youths of our own country, Bennet Roberts and Erastus Cole, both from the state of New York ; three Sandwich islanders, named Whyhee, John Elliot Phelps, and Henry Ta-hee-te, of whom Phelps is thought to give evidence of uncommon piety; a New Zealander, named Thomas Zealand; James Lewis, a descendant of the Narragansett tribe of Indians.

* The whole number of pupils is thirty-four; of whom seven are from the Sandwich islands; one is from Otaheite; one from New Zealand; one is a Malay; eight are Cherokees; two Choctaws; three of the Stockbridge tribe; one of the Oneida tribe ; One Tuscarora ; one Narragansett; two Coughnewagas ; one Indian youth from Pennsylvania ; and five youths of our own country. Of these, nineteen are professors of religion, and five others are thought to have become religious in a time of uncommon seriousness among the pupils. Respecting those who have been admitted to the privileges of the school, within the period embraced by this Report, it is proper to observe, that no youths from our own country are received, without evidence of piety, promising talents, and a desire to be employed hereafter, as missionaries, or assistants, in some parts of the heathen world.

Whyhee and Zealand had lived in respectable families, been instructed in the rudiments of the English language, and given proof of an amiable, mild temper, and a disposition to acquire knowledge. Lewis has for some time been an exemplary member of a Baptist church. He holds to open como union.

• The health of the present pupils has been good, except that one of the Sandwich islanders has been in danger of the consumption, and one of the Cherokees is suffering under an illness of several years duration. In the first of these cases, at least a temporary relief has been obtained; and it is hoped, that caution may avert unfavourable symptoms till the young man can exchange our climate for the more congenial one of his native country.

* Among the pleasing instances of liberality, which the school has experienced the year past, the donation of more than two hundred dollars from the Baron de Campagne, who resides near Zurich, in Switzerland, deserves particular notice. The venerable donor bad seen some account of the five Sandwich islanders, who were first taken up, and made the beneficiaries of the Christian public in this country. He was greatly struck with their character and prospects, and was desirous of conferring upon them some proofs of his paternal regard, and of his interest in them, and in the mission to their countrymen. The disposition of the money he submitted to the principal of the school, who thought that the purchase of globes, and the foundation of a small library, containing religious books, for the use of the pupils, would be particularly useful, and would perpetuate the gift of the benevolent stranger. Such a library was commenced, and received the name of the donor.'

NEW PUBLICATIONS.

A Sermon before the Auxiliary Education Society of Young Men in Boston, January 23, 1822, on occasion of their third anniversary. By S. F. Jarvis, D. D. Rector of St. Paul's.

A Discourse before the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem. By Thomas Worcester.

Fiftb Report of the Society for prevention of Pauperism in the City of New York. Pp. 40.

Address at the opening of the Columbian College, in the District of Columbia, January 9, 1822. By the President, w. Staughton, D. D.

A Letter to the Right Reverend James Kemp, D. D. Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maryland ; and

Pp. 32

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an Address to the Congregation of St. John's Church in the City of Washington ; occasioned by the appointment of a Unitarian Chaplain to Congress : on Sunday, December 9, 1821. By the Rev. W. Hawley, Rector of said Church. pp. 8.

A Sermon delivered in Plymouth, December 23, 1821, on the Lord's day after the anniversary of the Landing of the Fathers. By W. B. Torrey, Pastor of the Third Church in Plymouth

A Sermon at North Bridgewater, October 31, 1821, at the Ordination of the Rev. Daniel Temple and Rev. Isaac Bird as Evangelists and Missionaries to the Heathen. By the Rev. R. S. Storrs, Pastor of the Church in Braintree. pr. 52.

Elements of Interpretation, translated from the Latin of J. A. Ernesti, and accompanied by Notes ; with an Appendix containing ex. tracts from Morus, Beck, and Keil. By Moses Stuart, Prof. Theol. Seminary, Andover. 12ino. pp. 124. *; Sermons on Various Subjects, by the late Henry Kollock, D.D. 8vo. 4 yols. Charlestown.

Letter to the Members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the City of New York. By Caroline M. Thayer.

The duty of religious toleration, mutual sympathy, and fellowship amongst Christians of different denominations ; a Sermon delivered at Weymouth on a peculiarly interesting and important occasion. By Jacob Norton.

Three Important Questions answered, relating to the Christian Name, Character, and Hopes. By Henry Ware, Minister of the Second Church in Boston. New York, 12mo.

Letters on Unitarianism ; addressed to the Members of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Baltimore. By Samuel Miller, D. D. Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States at Princeton. 8vo. pp. 312.

We understand that some notice of this work is in preparation by a gentleman in this neighbourhood.

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ORDINATION.

At Canton, January 30, Mr. Benjamin Huntoon. Introductory, Prayer, Rev. Mr. Bailey of Medway ; Sermon, Rev. Mr. Pierce of Brookline; Ordaining Prayer, Rev. Mr. Ritchie of Needbam; Charge, Rev. Dr. Harris of Dorchester ; Right Hand of Fellowship, Rev. Mr. Ware of Boston ; Concluding Prayer, Rev. Mr. Sanger of Dover.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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75 cember, 16, 1821; being the first Thoughts on the Essentials of Reli- Lord's day after the completion of gion

81 a century, from the gathering of Orthodox Denunciations

86 the church in that place, and the

ordination of the first partor : with MISCELLANEODS DOLLECTIONS. a geographical sketch of Colasset.

By Jacob Flint, Minister of that Toleration 91 Town

121 4 Holy Man

93 ART. vill.-Address of the TrasMonasteries

94 tees of the Massacbusetts GenePreservation of Leiters during the ral Hospital, to the subscribers 951 and to the public

129 97|| ART. 1x - A Serinon preached in the Paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer 99 Hall of the House of Representaya

100 tives in Congress, Washington Ci

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the death of the Hon. William

Pinckney, late a member of the Tracts of the Boston Pub- Senate of the United States. By fishing Fraud 101 Jared Sparks, A.M.

- 130 HT, TI. Clerical Discipline, exemplified by the Franklin Associa

INTELLIGENCE, Hon, in the late measures, adoptd by them towards the author, Massachusetts Bible Society

142 Accompanied with illustrations Christian Register ind remarks. By Joseph Field - 103 Theological Instipution at Cambridge 145

Speaking the truth in love."--Sr. Paun.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED EVERY TWO MONTHS BY WELLS AND LILLY.

1822.

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