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everything existing in the u- third of the Address. When niverse ; a soul which creates it shall have been duly conall, inspires all, and preserves sidered that Mr. Clerc, the all. Filled with these great writer of these paragraphs, ideas, the Deaf and Dumb has been deaf and dumb from have prostrated themselves his birth-that he was first on the earth, along with Mr. educated in the French lanSicard himself, and he has guage, and afterwards acquir. told them that this soul of pa- ed the English, without ever zure, is that God, whom all hearing or speaking a word, men are called upon to wor- the Address will be regarded ship, to whom our temples are. as a wonderful production, raised, and with whom our re- and also as affording proof, ligious doctrines and ceremo. that the author possesses nies connect us from the cra

strong powers of mind, and dle to the grave.

that the Institution for teachAll was now done ; and Mr. ing the deaf and dumb is wor. Sicard found himself able to thy of encouragement. Fifty open to his pupils, all, the years ago such an address sublime ideas of religion, and from a man who had always all the laws of virtue and of been deaf and dumb would morals."

probably have appeared miThe extracts are about one raculous.


STATE OF SOCIETY IN VIRGINIA. In a letter to the Editor of the contrary, stabbing, shooting the Vermont Intelligencer, and cudgelling are among the which appeared in that paper monthly items of news in this Sept. 7th, we have an part of the country. You will count of the state of Society form some idea of the real state in Virginia which is truly af- of society here when I assure fectingThe letter was dated you that nine tenths of the “ Nottaway county, Virginia." people go armed, when in pubIt was occasioned by a report lic, either with pistols, dirks, of a duel between two Doctors stillettos or shillalas, and some with dirks, which had been in- armed cap-a-pie with all tocorrectly stated in the Intelli- gether. This is brought about gencer. After correcting that in a great measure by the diaccount and stating another of visions and subdivisions of a similar nature, the letter is party. We have among us closed with the following re. Jeffersonians, Madisonians, inarkable paragraph:

Randolphites, Gilesites and « Thus, Sir, I have given Burrites, &c. &c. all of whom you a specimen of the state of are arranged into separate morals, manners and society clans or parties, and, every rein the “ Ancient Dominion." turning election, form so many The cases here cited are far distinct phalanxes, all violentfrom being uncommon. On ly opposed to all parties and Candidates except their own. armed, would they not be reIn this county and many others, garded as barbarians as men in the wrangle and scramble who have no confidence in for offices, regular and syste- their brethren, or as men who ' matic parties have been form- have a strong propensity to ed who bear to each other the murder ? Those who thus go most deadly hatred, and whose armed probably imagine that corruption, intrigue, personal by this measure they evince abuse and flagrant outrage courage and heroism ; but the were never equalled by the fact is the reverse they emost active and boisterous vince either a cowardly or a demagogues of either party in revengeful spirit, and perhaps the Northern States."

both. Why should they arm We cannot but hope that but from a fear of being inthis account is in some re- jured, or a desire to injure spects exaggerated. But if it others ? be true that in Virginia " nine How wretched must be the tenths of the people go armed condition of slaves in Virginwith pistols or dirks,” or other ia, when such is the state of instruments of murder, - the society among their master's ! state of society is barbarous and to what cause can we more indeed. Such preparations for rationally impute the slow war are a proof that men have progress of civilization in that little confidence in God or in state, than to the unfavourable each other, that they estimate influence of slave-holding on human life at a low rate, and the human character ? Let that they have a strong pro• the people of New-England be pensity, to acis of violence. truly thankful :hat they are Men of pacific principles, who not slave holders ; and love their neighbours as them- them also be thankful that selves, will not evince such a party spirit has not yet condisposition to be always ready verted them into such barbato fight. These preparations rians that they cannot appear for war

are proofs of a fero- in public without being armed cious disposition, and they with pistols or dirks. render every man's life more Since writing the preceding insecure than it would be in remarks, a gentleman who has the entire absence of all such travelled much in the westein preparations

States, has assured us that Would not every humane what the above paragraph afand reflecting man be shocked firms of the people of Virginto see the people of Boston, ia is true of the people of or of any other town in this most of the Western States state, go to their public meet- that it is a general custom to ings armed with pistols or travel armed with both pistols dirks, ready to fight and shed and dirks. He observed how. each others blood ! If any in- ever that the custom was less dividuals should be known to general in Ohio than in the appear at town meetings thus other States; that when he Vol. VI. No. 10,



went into those regions he was that they may be always ready shocked at the custom, but, to fight one another, are not being there a considerable likely to possess more kind time, it became familiar to him, sentiments or more humane and he armed according to the feelings towards their red fashion of the country.

brethren. Unless, therefore, These facts may account something can be done. to for our wars with the Indians; civilize our own people and and they afford strong grounds abolish this savage custom of of suspicion that the murders going armed, we may expect which have been imputed to that murders will be the Indians, were either com- and more multiplied, and that mitted by the white savages,

our nation will be cursed with or by the Indians in revenge frequent wars with the Indians, of wrongs done to them.- till it becomes accountable for White people who are so save the blood of the surviving age--so fond of fighting, or tribes. so revengeful as to go armed


From the New-England Galaxy.

The following sacred Melody was written by Mrs. Rowson of

Boston, and originally sung at the Oratorio performed by the Handel and Haydn Society.

In life's gay spring enchanting hours !
When every path seems deck'd with flowers :
When folly in her giddy round,
Presents the cup with plcasure crowned ;
When love, and joy, and young delight,
Give to the moments rapid flight;
Touch not the cup, avoid the snare
Where'er thou art, think God is there!
When manhood treads with steps secure,
Then mad ambition throws her lure.
Behold! up glory's dangerous steep,
Where widows mourn and orphans weep;
And laurels on the hero's head,
Are stained with blood a crimson red ;
Then, ere the battle's rage you dare,
Pause, and reflect that God is there !
When age, approaching, warps the heart,
And avarice plays its niggard part;
When self-love every passion stills,
And every finer impulse chills;

When tp a suffering brother's cry
It shuts the heart, the ear, the eye,
Think, ere you leave him to despair,
God will ayenge, for God is there.
And thou, who through life's thorny road,
Perplexed by care and sin, hast trod;
Whose heart hath bled, whose eyes have wept,
On pleasure's couch while others slept ;
Though now on life's remotest brink,
Poor, humble christian ! do not shrink,
Though deep the food, each doubt forbear,
Strong to support, thy God is there!


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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY. tional Society, whose labours are di

From the Christian Herald. rected to the accomplishment of the Quarterly Extracts, published by the same grand and beneficent designs.

American Bible Society, in Aug. Under these impressions, the Board 1818.

have ordered, that a Publication bę ALREADY has the American Bible issued every three months, which is Society begun to occupy a statiana- to contain mong the great Bible Establishments 1st. * An account of such measures in Christendom, which are an orna- adopted by the Board during the ment and a blessing to the nations preceding quarter as it may be expe which gave them birth. The increase dient to publish : ing resources of this Institution, and 2d. An account of the contribu. the comparative importance of its tions to the funds of the Society: operations, are already exciting an 3. Extracts from the Reports and interest which it is essential to keep' Correspondence of Auxiliarý Sociealive and to cherish. To communicate to the public more frequent and 4th. Such parts of the publications extensive information of its proceed of the British and Foreign, and other ings, of the patronage which it cons Bible Societies, as it may be deemed tinues to receive, the contributions Useful to insert therein. to its funds, and the good opinion en The concentration under the same tertained of it by those“ societies of roof of the mechanical operations carindividuals who are disposed to sec- ried on for the Society, has greatly ond its views and aid its efforts, ap- facilitated the systematic conducting pears to be a' duty incumbent on of its business. Bút though the num those to whom the direction of its ber of presses employed in printing concerns has been intrusted. The the Bibles has been increased, the Managers of this Society are also per demand for the sacred volume has suaded, that a more copious diffusion considerably exceeded the means of of intelligence relating to the progress supplying it. Ten presses are now of the Bible cause, derived from for in operation for the Society, and one eignas well as domestic sources, would or two more will be added as soon as tend to awaken and interest the pub- they can be procured. lic feeling in its favour, and stimulate T'he following copies of the Scripto more active exertions in promot- tures have been printed for the Sociing it. American Christians, being ety during the last 4 months ; more generally informed of the ex- 2,000 Octavo Bibles, tensive, and successful operations of 4,000 Duodecimo Brevier do. kindred Institutions in other parts 2,000 do. Minion do. of the world, will feel an additional 2,200 Octavo New Testaments, encouragement to aid their own Naa 2,500 Brevier do.

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3d year

1,000 Epistles of John, in the Dela- pears a favourable prospect of the ware Indian and English,

extension and general patronage 1,000 Gospels of John, in the Mo- through the county of the important hawk and English,

objects of the Institution, In the

afternoon, the Society made choice The contributions to the funds of the of its officers for the ensuing year,

Society, received in May, June, and when the old board were re-chosen,
July, 1818-as follows :

From 59 Auxiliary Societies in Hon. David L. Morrill, President.
part for Bibles and N.

Rev. Thos. Beede, 1st V. President. Testaments,

$7539 58

Hon. Joshua Darling, 2d V. Pres. hogy Bible Societies not auxil

Rev. E. P, Bradford, 3d V. Pres. iary, do,

763 68 Rev. Nathan Lord, Secretary. ning Char. and Relig, Socie- Mr. Richard Boylston, Treasurer, ties, do.

630 25 Rev. Stephen Chapin, Auditor. 3 Congregational collections 41 80 By the Report of the Treasurer, it Individuals, for Bibles and appears there were upwards of 300 Testaments,

120 24 members, and that there have been 3 Directors for life 350 00 received, from members and donors, 66 Ministers, members for

above 600 dollars for the different oblife

1990 00 jects of the Society. From 17 towns, 13 other members for life 321 25 from which only returns have been 15 annual contributors 93 10 made, above 650 dollars have been

paid in. There are 21 other towns Total in the 1st qr. of the

in the county. If these towns had

$11,849 90 contributed in the same ratio with The Treasurer of the American the others, the amount would have Bible Society has acknowledged the exceeded 1300 dollars. receipt of $2,951 65, in the month of

Amherst Cabinet. August last.

PHILANTHROPY The Eighth Anniversary of the New-Jersey Bible Society was held at From the Am. D. Advertiser. Burlington on Tuesday last. The THERE is nothing more gratifying venerable President, Dr. Elias Bon- to the Philanthropist and the Chris dinot opened the business of the meet- tian, than to contemplate the march ing with an Address. The Annual of civilization and the spread of pure Report was then read ; and interest- and undefiled religion. Between the ing and impressive Addresses where enjoyments and prospects of the delivered by the Rev. Dr. Wharton, savage, and those of man on whom of Burlington, and the Rev. Dr. the light of revelation has beamed its Green and the Rev. Dr. Miller of mild and benignant lustre, there is inPrinceton. A resolution was unani- deed an indescribable contrast. The mously adopted by the Society, re- former is surrounded by a fearful commending the establishment of Bi- gloom which nature can never peneble Associations in every city and trate, and enchained by destructive town in the State. --N. Y. Spectator. superstitions ;. while the path of the

latter through life apd his prospects HILLSBORO COUNTY N. H. BIBLE AND of futurity are gilded by a ray of diCHARITABLE SOCIETY,

vinity. These are common place Held its annual meeting at Hop- observations, but relate to things of kinton, on the 2d inst. In the fore- unutterable importance. poon a public discourse was deliver. We have on our frontiers and even ed at the meeting-house ; after which within our own territories, many of the Report of the Directors was read the aborigines of this continent, who to the Society, which exhibited its are still groping in worse than Egypaffairs as in a prosperous condition, tian darkness. It becomes the Aand gave evidence of increasing at- merican people individually and patention to its ipterests. There ap- tionally, instead of "exterminating


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