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assiduous application of the pupils, they ought, by their own expressive the directors deem it but justice to language of signs, to pray to him ; 'say, that it has removed the doubts and how they are bound to imitate of many incredulous, and the fore- the example of Christ in the habitual bodings of many fearful persons; that exercise of charity and good-will it has settled the question of the towards all their fellow-men. The practicability of affording ample user more advanced pupils have underful Gnstruction in the various depart- stood these truths to a very considerments of intellectual and religioos able extent, and all have made such knowledge to the intelligent deaf and

progress in the acquisition of religious dumb; that it has gained the decid- knowledge, as to sanction the belief, ed approbation of those who have that nothing but persevering efforts visited the school ; and, that, so far will be necessary for the complete as the information of the Directors developement to their minds of those has extended, it has equalled the most truths, the understanding and belief sanguine expectations of the parents of which, under the blessing of God, and friends of the pupils.

will conduce to their own present and Much time and patient labour, futuje happiness, and fit them for however, will yet be necessary to usefulness in the world. It is a fact, place this infant establishment upon too, which ought to encourage the such a basis that it can enjoy all the hopes, and animate the prayers, of facilities of improvement which a long all the friends of the Asylum, that the course of experience has furnished to knowledge already imparted to the similar institutions in Europe. pupils has had a very happy influence The instructers have felt it to be

upon them ; while the eagerness with their duty to exert themselves to con- which they receive instruction, and vey useful religious knowledge to the interest with which they often their pupils, and there is reason to converse about it, with their teachers, believe that their exertions have not and among themselves, afford a truly been without success. In a regular animating prospect. series of written lectures, always ex- The domestic happiness, too, of so plained and illustrated by signs, the numerous a family; its religious orprincipal events recorded in the

der; its good manners and morals ; sacred volume, with some of its es- with its thousand nameless wants, , sential doctrines, have been com- demand the care of those who will municated to the most attentive supply the place of father and mother. group of expectants of delight, which And the Directors feel a peculiar perhaps the eye ever witnessed. To

pleasure in making it known to the their astonished view has been open- friends of the Asylum, that its supered the sublime idea of the Infinite and intendance is entrusted to the Rev. Eternal God, the Creator and Sus- Samuel Whittlesey and his lady, in . tainer of all things, concerning whose whose parental watchfulness and existence and character some of these kindness they place the most entire imprisoned minds seemed to have had confidence, trusting, that under their scarcely any conception, while those fostering care the pupils of this Asyof mature age, who had been led by lum will grow up to increased res, the instruction of their friends to the pectability

and usefulness. contemplation of some Being in the All this machinery cannot move heavens, evidently had formed of without considerable expense, and him the most crude, and, in some the fact is, that each pupil has been instances, the most absurd notions. charged a less annual sum for board, A knowledge, also, of the soul's im- washing, and tuition than these artimcrtality, of a future state of retri- cles have cost the Asylum. Applibution, and of the manner in which cations for admission are constantly their eternal existence may be ren- received, and it will be impossible dered happy, has been, in part at for the Institution to enlarge the Jeast, unfolded to them. They have sphere of its usefulness without such been taught, too, how much love they aid, either from public or private ove to their Heavenly Father ; how munificence, as will enable it to pro


vide instructers, erect buildings, and I hope to be forgive and have peace
purchase grounds for the improve- and avoid wickedness. God is a
ment and accommodation of its in- spirit. Anciently I have never read
creasing numbers.

the bible. I wish to read the bible
Specimens of original composition, by very much. I am busy with writing
some of the most advanced pupils

and learning.
in the Asylum.

I am your's affectionately friend,
The writer of the following letter is
a. lady of mature age, who has

The following specimen will show the
been in the Asylum since April


made in eleven
15th, 1817.
At the time of her

months by a youth of fourteen years
admission she could not wrile even

of age, who at the time of his ad. the simplest phrases ; so that in a

mission was incapable of writing little less than one year, she has

any words excepting the names of made the progress which this, her

a few of the most common objects,
own composition, will indicate. and places, and of some of his ac-
Hartford April 3d 1818 quaintances.

Hartford April 3d 1818.
I am writing myself an original

lesson. I intend to write letter to

T. H. G. requested me to write

this letter. Thomas will show this
you. I was agreeably talking with
you. I hope you will be better. letter to his father. I did not know
I was agreeably surprised to see

God and Jesus Christ before I came
G. W's letter their gift of money

to the asylum. L. C. first taught me
to the Asylum. I am in the class of about God and Jesus Christ. L. C.
Mr. G. who has 11 pupils. Every teaches the deaf and dumb every

Saturday morning Mr. C. explained Saturday morning about bible.
and lectured all the deaf and dumb

must pray to God from temptation.
who attentively about God and Christ Lead us not into temptation but us

from evil. &c. also Mr. G prayed and made

We must pray to God

and God sees us and if God will love
signs with us up. We learn a little
of the bible. David was inspired,

We cannot go to heaven if we

are wicked. When we shall die we
who wrote the psalm to sing. Mary's
child of Jesus Christ was the son of shall go to either heaven or hell.
God,-They were in a manger of the

God preserves us day and right
stable no room and inn. Joseph was

We do not know but we hope God poor, who was a good man, he was preserves us. We think Jesus Christ

will be our savionr. I composed my-
a carpenter. . Joseph was married to

self wrote this letter. I have written
Mary. Jesus Christ died to save us.
Moses was very meek.

this letter to Thomas.

Noah's ark floated on the waters I am your affectionate friend.
deluge. Mr. C. was at Washington A Youth of ten years of age composed
last January he returned 4 1-2 weeks. the following letter, aud gave pre-
He saw the President and Congress. cisely, without suggestion or alter-
Miss F. and I were teachers alter- ation, the replies to the following
nately to our pupils which made us questions which were proposed to
glad while Mr. C. was in Washington. him one day by his instructer. He
I wish to stay here. I like the Asy- had been a little more than eleven
lum very much. There are thirty- months in the Asylum, and before
one pupils in the Asylum-they are his admission was able only to
very well. I am very happy with all write the names of the most com-
my friends the deaf and dumb. Ev- mon objects.
ery noon I am teacher and make

Hartford April 3d 1818.
signs to my 2 pupils. The roads are MY KIND SIR,
very bad now. It is unpleasant day. I begin to meditate a letter to
I have often gone to church.


you I shall come here back, I think deaf and dumb were very glad to of my father would be very sorry, come in the Asylum. We thanked you must often think of all the deaf God. I hope I love God and Christ. and dumb.--Mr. W, begin to think


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he will go to New York. You must From a Catholic Clergyman in Switoften very industrious, you will be, zerland, to the B. F. Bible Society, very well. We have no a new asy

January 7, 1818. lum, but the masons will not cause I have received gratuitously sever. the asylum. The pupils are learn

al thousand copies of Leander Van ing and meditating and composing Ess's German New-Testament, which and knowing and remembering and

I have circulated far and pear, and understanding and improving. very which are eagerly read by old and fast.-Mr. C. is always praying to God that all the deaf and dumb and zerland, I do not possess such easy

young. For the French part of SwitMr. W. and Mr. G. will be very well.

means of supply, as for the German. I wish to write a long letter to Mr.

In order to cultivate this portion of G. and T. G. Miss A. G. told me I

the Lord's vineyard, I applied to shall write a long letter to your Basle, and soon afterwards receiv, brother T. G. but I do not know him

ed a thousand Testaments of De Saand I fear. It is pleasant, the grass cy's version.. But those appear ongrows a beautiful. God would give ly a few fragments, when I represent

to my mind one hundred thousand I love very my friend T. G.

souls to be provided for, I have to I am your affectionate friend.

encounter a great many strong preju

dices, enforced as they are by the 1. What is


authority of two Papal Nuncios, and My soul is spirit is very strong, other ecclesiastical superiors ; but a my soul hates my sins.

full persuasion, that the Lord des 2. Where is your soul?

mands may feeble services in this saMy soul is in my body:

cred work, has fortified my mind, so 3. Is the soul like the body?

that I can courageously proceed in No; my soul is like the body.

combating those prejudices, by my 4. Where will your soul go when

public and private' instruction, as

well as by fervent prayer ; and the I do not know my soul will go to evident blessing of the Most High aceither heaven or hell

companies our exertions. Many par5. Who makes the soul holy ? ish ministers join me, and aid me God makes the soul holy.

with word and deed. 6. Explain what is holiness ?

May I once more repeat my earHoliness is good and kind and true

nest request, that you will support and just and pure and power, me with your powerful arm, nerved ful and wise and benevolent and

as it is by the Almighty, in order to blessed.

satisfy the hunger of so many souls

in Switzerland, after spiritual nourFrom a Merchant in Cologne to the ishment, and to present them with British and Foreign Bible Society.

the oracles of truth, or to sell them Cologne, Dec. 28, 1817. at a cheap rate ? Let me mention an anecdote of a Catholic soldier, who had taken with

IMPORTANT FACTS. him a New-Testament to Breslau, The Minister of Murine in France and afterwards thus wrote to his has presented to the Chamber of mother :- What an excellent book Deputies a project of a law to put an is the New Testament !--Twelve of end to the Slave Trade, by exposing us assemble every evening in the bar- every vessel to confiscation which racks ; one reads, and the others lis- shall be found employed in that buten to the glorious things spoken siness. there. Should I ever return to you, The Ladies of Salem have estabmy dear mother, you shall find a son lished a Sabbath School for the benin me, quite different from what I efit of the free blacks in that place,

I read now so many good The Treasurer of the National Bithings ; and as a soldier, I am taught ble Society has acknowledged the the useful lesson of obedience, which receipt of $5,028,58 cents in the I had never learned before."

you die ?

month of June.


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An important association has been Capt. of a sloop struck a man with a formed at Baltimore by the name of spade and instantly killed him. " The Protection Society of Mary- A woman died in Shodack, by land." The object of the Society is wounds wantonly inflicted by her to afford protection to the black and husband. colored people of that state against At Nottaway Court-House, in Virthe trade of kidnapping and various ginia, a rencontre took place between species of cruelty.

Dr. Bacon and Dr. Harding each The Legislative Council of Mary- party using a dirk ; each of these land have passed an Act that “all brave men were wounded--the latter persons professing the Christian reli- died in three days after the 66 glorigion who hold it unlawful to take an ous battle." oath on any occasion, shall be allow- To crown the whole ; after taking ed to make solemn affirmation in the Pensacola by war in a time of peace, manner the Quakers have heretofore Major General Jackson, on the 31st been allowed to affirm."

of May, 1818, issued an order by On the 9th of January last a Schoolwhich Captains M’Girl and Boyle was opened at Madrid in Spain on were required to raise “two compathe plan of the British and Foreign nies of Alabama mounted volunteers School Society.

and proceed forthwith to Perdido A Ladies Auxiliary Bible Society and scour the country between it and has been formed at Liverpool ;. 600 Mobile and Pensacola, and put to Ladies are 'engaged in it.

death every hosiile warrior that may

be found." MURDERS, FASHIONABLE AND UN- “ One murder makes a villainFASHIONABLE.

Millions a Hero." A duel took place at Edgefield be

Such is the state of things in this tween a son of John Simkins and

s6 enlightened age !" George M’Duffie, Esquires, in which both fell and immediately expired.

ORDAINED. “ Both of the deceased were of high At Keene (N. H.) July 1st. Rev. standing in society."

Zedekiah S. Barstow over the ConAt Sacket's Harbor a duel has been gregational Church and Society in fought between two Soldiers with that place. The Introductory Prayer muskets. James Hanway was suc- was made by the Rev. Mr. Cooke of cessful and killed his brother, by the Acworth. Sermon by Rev. Mr. name of Varian. Hanway has been Woodbridge of Hadley, from Titus, convicted of manslaughter and sen- ii. 15. “Let no man despise thee." tenced to ten years imprisonment. Consecrating prayer by Rev. Mr. Had the combatants been generals no Fish, of Marlborough. Charge by such punishment would have been Rev. Mr. Wood, of Chesterfield. inflicted on the conqueror.

Address to the Church and CongreAt Albany a soldier of the name of gation by the Rev. Dr. Thayer, of Hamilton shot Major Birdsall of the Lancaster. Right Hand of FellowU. S. army ; the Major expired in a- ship by Rev. Mr. Crosby, of Charlesbout two hours. Hamilton will un- town. Concluding prayer by Rev. doubtedly be executed for this re- Mr. Dickinson, of Walpole. vengeful and atrocious act. We The facts are memorable, that in know not that any apology can be every measure of the Church and made for him, excepting that he was Society relative to the settlement of probably subject to the same kind of Mr. Barstow, and in the proceedings insanity by which public wars of re- of the Ecclesiastical Council at his venge are produced. Had Hamilton Ordination, there was not a dissentkilled a hundred Seminoles, each of ing vote. them as innocent as Major Birdsall, At Shrewsbury, the 17th ult. Rev. he would have been extolled as a Elias Megregary, to the pastoral care hero.

of the Baptist Society in Shrewsbury Between Albany and Hudson, the and Boylston.


At Franklin, Del. Co. N. Y. Rev. There were 79 deaths in N. York Elisha Wise, was ordained an Evan- in the week ending July 4. Ten of gelist.

them by drinking cold water.

In Philadelphia, on Sunday, July INSTALLATIONS.

12, seven persons died by drinking On Wednesday, the 22d ult. the cold water. Rev. Bela Jacobs, was installed over At Bladensburg four persons were the Baptist Church and Society in killed by an explosion of the Powder Cambridgeport The Rev. Mr. Mills. Grafton, of Newton, addressed the In Ontario County six persons Throne of Grace ; the Rev. Mr. were killed with lightning within ten Sharp, of Boston, delivered an ap- days. propriate discourse from 2d Corinthi- In Woodstock, N. Y. Rev. Jereans, 5th chap. 20th verse ; the Rev. miah Romeyn, one of the ministers Dr. Gano, of Providence, gave the and an honorary Hebrew professor in Charge ; the Rev. Dr. Baldwin, of the Reformed Dutch Church. Boston, presented the Right Hand of In Washington City, John Hewitt, Fellowship. Concluding Prayer by Esq. Register of Wills and Clerk of the Pev. Mr. Williams. The servi- the Orphan's Court of the county of ces were highly interesting and ap- Washington. propriate.

In Ohio, Charles Reed, who, in an At Albany, Rev. Thomas McAuley, insane fit, beat out the brains of his LL. D. professor in Union College. son, an infant, struck his wife on the

head with an iron wedge, and com

pleted his career, by cutting his own Died-In Boston, July 17, Edward throat with a dull knife. Tuckerman, Esq. aged 78.

In Keene, N. H. Hon. Daniel New- CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY. comb, 72.

Mr. Thomas Tracy, Cambridge. * In Baltimore, Rev. Dr. C. L. Bu

Samuel Gilman, do. ker, 60.

John Allyn,

do. In Wallingford, Vt. Rev. B. Os

John A. Shaw, born.

P. Osgood,

do. In Yarmouth, John Elridge, Esq. Alvan Lamson,

do. aged 54.

F.W.P. Greenwood,do. In Billerica, Joseph Blake, Esq. a

Andrew Bigelow,

do. ged 80.

Seth Alden,

do. In Brownville, Samuel Jackson, a Jonathan P. Dabney, Salem. minister of the Society of Friends, a

E. Q. Sewall. Concord. ged 69.

In Williamsburg, Hon. Thomas. Nelson,



The following sentimental thought was written by a Sailor who felt and

reasoned like a Christian.
“ Still tost tempestuous on the sea of life,
My little barque is driven to and fro,
With wind and waves, I hold unequal strife,
Nor can decide the doubtful course I go,
Contending passions, are the storms that rise,
And errors, darkness, clouds, the mental ray,
The lamp of reason, seldom gilds the skies,
With lustre equal, to direct my way.
But there's an hour, when every storm shall cease,
All darkness fly, and brilliant suns appear,
My barque be sheltered in the Port of Peace,
And wide eternal at an anchor there. Evening Gasette,


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