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shelves, should they be gained unto intellectual life, they must be received into the bosom of the Christian church, and a situation must be provided for them, where, if not free from care, they might nevertheless enjoy a state of existence more exempt from perplexity.
In order to attain this end, we received some, as far as circumstances and our limited sphere allowed, into our own dwellings, and into the asylum for orphans and children of criminals; and others were provided with situations for the purpose of learning some of the mechanic arts.
Having gained some information from all these various experiments, it is decidedly obvious to me, that the salvation of Israel cannot be outwardly promoted by any better method, than the founding of a sort of colony, in which agricul. ture and manufactures should assist each other; connected with this, there should be an institution for the education of both sexes of Israelitic children, a catechetical school, or school of instruction in the Christian evangelical doctrines of faith, for those adult Jews who might join the colony; as well as a regular school for instruction in various kinds of workmanship, so that the Jews might no longer be exposed to their pursuit of traffic and concomitant corruption, but be trained unto a life of industry."
And in reliance upon the almighty aid of God, I have determined to found such a colony, unto which my way has been more especially opened, by the work of faith which the Lord has through grace given me to perform, viz. the establislunent of an institution for the benefit of forsaken orphans and children of criminals, of which the accompanying plan and report will furnish you some idea.
As this work, however, has called into requisition all my pecuniary powers in order to accomplish something considerable for this establishment, and as something of moment must be done in Germany before we can meet with desirable aid, therefore, in consequence of your public call, I turn to you my dear bre. thren in the Lord! with the urgent prayer, that though the ocean is between us, you would nevertheless extend to me your helping hand, in order that I may be enabled completely to execute this work, in one of the finest and most suita. ble parts of Germany, in the vicinity of the Rhine. Consider the numerous expenses which such an establishment requires, for land, buildings, and utensils for manufactures; and promote by an energetic support, a labour of love, which, without your aiding arin would perhaps not flourish before the expiration of at least the first ten years.
Many Jews in Germany, who have embraced Christianity, and who are familiar with arts and trades, are ready to devote themselves to such a work, for the salvation of their people, and wait with the most ardent desire to enter in such wise upon a course of active employment.
To convince you the more effectually, my beloved brethren in the Lord, of the high interest which engages my soul for this sacred concern, which, properly ought to be the concern of all true Christians, and that you might be able to inquire most minutely into every thing you wish to know on the subject, I have concluded to send unto you, at my own expense, Mr. Jadownisky, a faithful bro. ther of the house of Israel, who will attend to your counsel in this sacred concern, which fills his heart also with lively emotion, and will deliver to me your messages, and perfectly acquaint himself with the organization of your colony, so that ours may be formed as a complete preparatory school for yours.
I therefore sincerely beseech you to impart to him particular instruction concerning all the conditions and relations of your settlement, in order that I may know for which branches, whether for agriculture, arts, or manufactures, I should principally and chiefly prepare my pupils; and in what manner the voyage, reception, and residence in your settlement, are conditioned and practicable.
I commend my fraternally beloved friend and envoy Jadownisky to your faithful fraternal love and care, and again repeat my urgent prayer: 0 brethren, beloved brethren in Christ, let me not entreat you in vain for help; with ardent desire I await the evidences of your love!
The rich, everlasting grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the precious Holy
Spirit, guide and bless your steps for the e in the night and shadow of death.
Unto all the dear members of your societyaffection the hand of a brother, in the mutual ex holy object, the spreading of the kingdom of Cho fulness of my soul, God's rich, exceedingly abund. Through Jesus' grace and blood,
Your faithful to
A Hymn adapted to be sung at the opening of a Church
BY W, B. TAPPAN.
shelves, should they be gained unto 1 Thee combine,
In order to attain this end, and while the broken heart,
Having gained some
Look on our labours, own thy Word,
ANECDOTE. The Reverend Drs. R—and Ewere colleagues in one of the churches of Edinburgh.* The former was an elegant writer and handsome speaker; but belonged to that class of preachers, in the national church, known by the name of moderate men: the latter was truly evangelical in his views and sentiments, and consequently ranked with those, who are denominated the orthodox clergy of the church. Dr. R-one Sabbath morning, delivered to the congregation a sermon upon virtue. In his discourse he endeavoured to exhibit this ornament of Christian character, under the most engaging aspect; and, after he had bestowed upon it every epithet of commendation, which his powerful imagination could invent, he summed up the whole matter in this very animated and striking sentence: “Indeed virtue is an object in herself so amiable, lovely and commanding, that were she to appear, in our world, personified, I am sure, men would fall down and worship her."
Dr. E- ascended the pulpit, on the afternoon of the same Sabbath, and addressed the congregation. His subject happened to be more evangelical. He had occasion, therefore, to speak something of the fall of man and of the depravity of human nature. The conclusion of his colleague's discourse seemed to militate a little against this doctrine; and, therefore, induced him, in his sermon, to make a gentle allusion to it. He said, “Probably his worthy brother had been carried
away rather too much, by the warmth of his imagination and his attachment to his subject; when, in the forenoon, he declared, that men he was sure, would fall down and worship virtue were she to appear on our earth personified: for, that virtue had already once appeared upon this earth personified; but men, instead of falling down and worshipping her, cried out against her, " Away with her, away with her; crucify her, crucify her.”+
* Capital of Scotland.
† The cry of the Jews against our Saviour; thé pronoun her is substituted for him to suit the gender usually applied to virtue.
Contributions to the Education Society
16th, 1821, to April 8th, 1821. May 16. By the ladies of Cabarras, North Carolina,
Rev. John Robinson, pastor of Poplar Tex
Seventh Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia,
the Rev. James Patterson, of Northern Liberties, a mem
ber for life July 23. Do. from a prayer meeting of young men, by the Rev.
Mr. Engles Aug. 6.
Do. from Union Auxiliary Society of Salem, South Caro
lina, by Rev. George Reid
Rev, Isaac Killer, a member for life
Do. of Rockland Church, Delaware County
the Rev. Mr. W. R. Dewitt's congregation, by the hands of
the Rev. Dr. Neill.
to William Neill, a student under the care of the society 24. Donation from a “well wisher," in Georgia, by the hands of 1822, the Rev. Mr. Patterson Jan. 6. Female Auxiliary Society of the Second Presbyterian Church
of Philadelphia Feb. 13. Do. do. of the Third Presbyterian Church,
by Dr. Ely
by Dr. Neill
20 00 7 00 9 50
A SINGULAR CONFESSION. A professor in one of the German universities, whose unconcern for religion generally, was notorious, was not less remarkable for the care which he took in the religious instruction of his children. One of his friends, astonished at this inconsistency, and asking him the reason of this conduct, he answered, “It is because I wish my children may enjoy more peace of mind and more content in this life than has ever fallen to my lot; and this they can obtain by no other means than by possessing more faith than myself."
May, shelves, should they be gained unto the bosom of the Christian church of the General Assembly of the Preswhere, if not free from care, the edges the receipt of the following sums more exempt from perplexity Seminary at Princeton, N. J. during the limited sphere allowed, inte iz. and children of criminals, com Capt. John C. Sower, a donation from pose of learning some of and Staunton, Virginia, John Tate, Esq.
Having gained some eds of $12.50, Virginia Bank paper, for the cidedly obvious to me
$12 35 by any better methandler, First Presbyterian Church, Kensington, ture and manufa
4 00 should be an ip rowell, Sixth Presbyterian Church, for ditto
15 00 catechetica nas B. Balch, the fourth instalment of Stephen Collins, trines of 4. of Rehoboth, Maryland, for the Permanent Fund
20 00 rege am Kirkpatrick, Esq. of Lancaster, his third instalment for the mirofessorship to be endowed by the Synod of Philadelphia . 50 00
Rev. Dr. John M‘Dowell, from a Female Friend in Elizabethtown, for the professorship to be endowed by the Synod of New York and New Jersey
100 00 And from the congregation of Connecticut Farms, for ditto
3 00 Of Rev. Henry R. Weed, his annual subscription, for ditto
10 00 The Legacy of Mr. Thomas Bailey, for ditto
10 00 And the Legacy of Mrs. Abigail Rhoads, of Jamaica, Long Island,
from her Executors, Messrs. Abraham Furman, William Furman,
40 00 Total 8 264 35
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meet on Thursday, the 16th inst. at 11 o'clock, A. M. in the Seventh Presbyterian Church, Philadel. phia, South Fourth Street, Ranstead Court.
The Annual Missionary Sermon will be preached on the evening of Mondas, the 20th inst.
NEW PUBLICATIONS. “A Dissertation on the Importance of Biblical Literature. By Charles Hodge, A. M. Teacher of the Original Languages of Scripture, in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, at Princeton."
'This pamphlet may be procured of Mr. A. Finley, Philadelphia, and of Mr. I. Eastburn, Literary Rooms, New York.
Mr. James Crissy, of Philadelphia, has now in the press, and intends to publish by the middle of this month, “A Synopsis of Didactic THEOLOGY, by the Rev. EZRA STYLES ELY, D. D.”. The work will be a thick 12mo. It consists principally of such doctrinal propositions as the Author judges most important in theology, and of quotations of scripture passages in full, which are thought to establish those propositions.
To Correspondents. The following communications have been received: viz. “Thoughts on Gen. xxï. 14,” and “The Substance of a Sermon on Phil. i. 27, from J. R. (Kentucky).” “ A Review, by y.d.” “Sacramental Hymns, by S. B.” “Lines on Solitude, by W.B. T.” “Lines on the Death of Christ, by G.”
Communications intended for any given month, must be in the hands of the Editor by the middle of the preceding month.
ERRATUM.-In our March number, last page, line 34, for Chambersburgh read Shippensburgh.