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holy scriptures, many Roman Catho number has increased in these latlic priests preaching the gospel, with ter times. a still greater number of Episcopa Among us, there has been a long lians, Methodists, Baptists, Luther-sleep, but these are the days of grace ans, Reformed, &c. who emulate one and salvation. After some contest another in zeal; such are the conse for the kingdom of life, in Geneva, quences of that spirit of life which many souls began to be uneasy, rethe Lord pours out in our day, much specting their state, to search the as in the days of the apostles. Not scriptures, to pray; and He who exonly England, but several other parts cited in them, this holy concern, has of the continent, see every year new made them see, as a new thing, that institutions rising for the advance cross of Jesus Christ, which is never ment of the kingdom of God. Basil contemplated in vain, when the Lord has a school for missions, which is gives eyes to see it. Out of a popufull of activity, and the success of
sation of 22,000 souls, we may now which is almost wonderful. Geneva hope that there are four or five hunis now founding a society auxiliary dred faithful, or disposed to become to it. When I say Geneva, I mean so. If you are interested in a city the true Christians of that city, and in which you have lived, pray for unfortunately they are not the great those who inhabit it now, and your er number.
prayers made with faith, and united Different cities of Switzerland, to those of so many others who are France and Germany, take up col interested in our state, will not be in lections for the same work. You vain for us and ours. Every first have heard of the truly great Alex Monday of the month, our society ander of Russia, and of what he does meets, towards evening, to listen to for the Saviour in his immense states. the good words which each one seeks He has lately called to Petersburg, to bring. The word of God is the and to the Crimea, many evangelical best, as you may suppose. pray, preachers, and in particular the ce we read, one of us explains, and we lebrated Gosner and Kindell, who never separate without having pray, were persecuted in Bavaria, because, ed for the church of the Saviour, and being of the Roman Catholic com in a particular manner for the mismunion, they preached better, that is sionaries, and for all our brethren, to say, in a more evangelical man whose names are known to us here ner, than their brethren of the same below. You know that such meetchurch. In the north of Germany, ings exist almost all over England, where I spent a year, there is a string and that they now extend to many of faithful pastors, who like the sen places on the continent. tinels of a besieged city, cry one to Will you accuse me of indiscreanother: "Take heed to yourselves; tion, sir, and very dear brother? O! examine the spirits; whosoever de no; for I have spoken to you of the nies the Son, is an enemy to the things of Him whom you appear sinFather.” Their task is difficult, see cerely to love. Speak to us of Him ing that Satan has sown much tares also, and you will cause in us great in the countries which they inhabit; joy. I shall have much interesting but the Lord is with them, and will news to communicate to you. You render them stronger than the false will communicate some to us also, philosophy of the pretended wise will you not? I will speak to you of men of the present age. In many Europe; you will speak to me of churches of France, we perceive the America. We will ascend Golgotha, same movements, and the same ar and united by the same God, and the dour. We can easily count, it is same Saviour, we will together rentrue, the zealous and evangelical der to him glory, honour, love and pastors, but blessed be God, their obedience. May grace and peace be
given and multiplied to you, from Elisha Mosely, of N. GloucesterGod the Father, and from Jesus The right hand of fellowship was Christ our Lord.
expressed by Rev. Otis C. Whitton, Your affectionate servant and of the Third Church in North Yarbrother in Jesus Christ,
mouth and the concluding prayer J. E. COULIN, was offered by Rev. Enos Merrill, Pastor and chaplain of the Hospital of
of Freeport. Geneva. P. S.-I send you here the names
On the 21st of February, the Rev. of those, who in Geneva, compose our
BENJAMIN BLYDENBURG WISNER, a society: the Rev. Messrs. Moulinie,
native of the state of New York, Demelayer, Peschier, Gaussen, Cou and lately a student at the Theololin, Malan. Laymen, Messrs. Per gical Seminary of the General Asrot, Droz, Duplessis, Gaussen the sembly at Princeton, was ordained elder. The Rev. Mr. Cellerier gives to the pastoral care of the Old South us to hope that he will sometimes be Church, Boston, (Mass.) from which with us. We have, moreover a
the Rev.and much esteemed Joshua goodly number of corresponding HUNTINGTON, was lately removed members, the most part clergymen. by death. At the ordination ser
Messrs. Treil and Horsley, Eng. vice, the Rev. Sereno E. Dwight, of lishmen, and Mr. Duvivier, who is Park-street Church, offered the innow.at Paris, after having attended troductory prayer: the Rev. Dr. our meetings, have been separated Woods, professor of theology in the from us by their business, but not by Andover Seminary, delivered the their affections. We sometimes re sermon: the Rev. Dr. Holmes, of ceive letters from them. I regret Cambridge, offered the consecrating that my paper and time compel me prayer: the Rev. Dr. Osgood, of to close. If you do me the honour Medford, delivered the charge: the of an answer, I shall be longer an Rev. Mr. Huntington, of Bridgeother time.
water, expressed the fellowship of
the churches, and gave the right ORDINATIONS.
hand in their name: and the Rev.
John Codman, of Dorchester, adOn the 14th February, the Rev. AsA CUMMINGS, was ordained over
dressed the throne of grace in the the First Church and Parish, in
concluding prayer. North Yarmouth. Introductory
“We are informed,” says the
Boston Gazette, « that the ceremoprayer was offered by Rev. David Thurston, of Winthrop. Sermon
ny of presenting the fellowship of
the churches, had been assigned, by was preached by Rev. Wm. Allen,
the church, to the Rev. Mr. Lowel, president of Bowdoin College, from 20th Acts and 24th verse: But
of this town, which assignment the none of these things move me, nei
ordaining council refused to conther count I
In the Congregational churches, self, so that I might finish
my course with joy, and the ministry which I
the ordaining council consists of have received of the Lord Jesus, to
such ministers and lay delegates testify the gospel of the grace of
from the churches as may be muGod. The ordaining prayer was
tually agreed upon by the pastor offered by Rev. Edward Payson, of
elect, and the church, which has
called him. It is also customary Portland-Charge given by the Rev.
for the church to request, that the
several parts of the ordination ser* Mr, Cellerier is an evangelical preach. vice may be assigned to clergymen er of the national church; his residence and pastoral charge are six miles from whom they designate; with the exGeneva.
ception of the sermon, for the de
livery of which the pastor elect the ultimate determination of the makes a previous nomination. When council convened for the ordination the council convenes, they confirm of the Rev. Mr. Wisner, on Wedthe several assignments of parts, by nesday last, should have overruled previous request or nomination, if the arrangement by which the unathey think proper; and indeed, it is nimous vote of the church and soa rare thing to deviate from it. We ciety, who acted on the occasion, are glad, however, to find, that a had assigned you an interesting council convened in the heart of part in the ceremonies of that day. Massachusetts, has dared to exer While we regret the prevalence of cise this control over its own ordi. sectarian views and exclusive sysnation exercises; for it is absurd to tems of theology, we most deeply call any collection of persons an or deplore, that on an occasion, which dination council,whose hands should should be regarded as an holy jubibe completely tied up by some con lee, when past animosities should gregational vote, or unwritten law be forgotten, and charitable feelof custom.
ings should prevail, an opportunity No doubt, this council had good should be seized to tear asunder the reasons for assigning to the brother bonds of Christian fellowship, and of the late Mr. Huntington the part
to draw a line of distinction between to which the Rev. Charles Lowell those who profess to teach the same had been nominated. As the ordi gospel. For such a violation of nation service was conducted, none
Christian charity, we will not atbut Trinitarians took part in it. tempt an apology; we know that This was as it should have been, your Christian philanthropy will when a Trinitarian was about to be throw over the transaction the most ordained; and how the Rev. C. favourable construction, but your Lowell could have been admitted sensibility must have received a by a council, having no fellowship wound, which the consolations of with the denial of the true deity of religion only can heal. To these Christ, to express in their name the we can add nothing but our sympafellowship of truly Christian church thy and the assurance of the great es, we know not. He might have regard with which we remain, dear expressed very well the fellowship sir, most truly, your friends, of Arians and Socinians among
The SUBSCRIBERS. themselves; but it would have been Rev. CHARLES LOWELL. criminal in the worshippers of Immanuel to have made him the right
This letter teaches us, what some hand of a fellowship which they can
FORTY liberal gentlemen (for they not consistently profess. This con were all gentlemen) mean by “sectasistency did not quite please all
rian views," "holy jubilee," “chaconcerned ; and so the Boston Daily
ritable feelings," « Christian felAdvertiser gives us the following
lowship,” “ Christian charity," and
" Christian philanthropy.” These Copy of a Letter addressed to the fine expressions all mean, that we
Rev. Charles Lowell, subscribed ought to think a man a Christian by upwards of forty Gentlemen, minister, who openly opposes the Members of the old South So- deity of Christ, and the doctrine of ciety.
atonement by his sufferings for the Boston, 23d Feb. 1821.
sins of men. They mean, that all
are destitute of Christian charity, Rey, and dear Sir-The subscri. who will not account every man, bers, members of the Old South So who ascends the pulpit in clerical ciety, beg leave to offer you the ex dress, to be a scriptural minister of pression of their sincere regret, that the Son of God.
find reason to rejoice in this lovely expression of Christian and American benevolence.”
A NEW SEMINARY. The German Reformed Church in America have resolved to establish a theological Seminary, and to locate the same at Fredericktown, in the state of Maryland.
IN THE PRESS.
ZEAL AND INDUSTRY.
It is stated in the annual report of the Society for supporting the Gospel among the Poor of New York, that during the year 1819, the Rev. Mr. Stanford delivered 547 discourses, and during 1820 exceeded that number.
A volume of Sermons delivered to the Graduates of Princeton Col. lege, New Jersey, on the Sabbath next preceding the Commencement in several successive Years, by the President, the Rev. Dr. Ashbel Green.
S. Potter & Co. have in press two octavo volumes of Sermons, by the late President Smith, of Nassau Hall; which are to be prefaced by a Memoir of his Life, from the pen of the Rev. Dr. Beasley, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania.
SERAMPORE MISSIONARY COLLEGE.
During a part of the month of February, the Rev. William Ward, missionary at Serampore in India, paid a visit to Philadelphia, and preached repeatedly in the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches here. His audience was, in nearly every instance, as large as the house in which he preached would permit. His sermons were appropriate, and well calculated to excite Christians to the more zeal. ous imitation of our Saviour's active benevolence. The pecuniary result of his labours to the mission. ary college in India, is stated in the following note:
“ William Ward, missionary from India, returns his sincere thanks to the friends of the gospel of Christ, who have piously commiserated the melancholy moral condition of the inhabitants of Hindoostan. Twelve hundred and sixty-seven dollars have been obtained in this city from their kind donations and subscriptions; this sum, with what has been or may yet be procured, will be left in this country, and its interest only appropriated to the design, which in the public prints has been explicitly stated. "He fervently hopes, that God will recompense to the donors a thousand fold, and that the hearts of multitudes of Hindoos, through the ages of eternity, may
The city and county of Philadelphia contained in 1810, a population of 111,210. By the census of 1820, it appears, that our population amounts to 133,273 ; so that in ten years, the increase has been 25,063 persons. The total of the city population between Vine and Cedar streets, and between the Delaware and Schuylkill, is 63,695 ; of which 54, 919 are whites, and 7,883 blacks. We have but one slave in the city.
The population of Maine, in 1800, was 151,719; in 1810, it amounted to 223,705; giving an increase of 71,986; and in 1820, to 297,839 : giving an increase in the last ten years of 74,124, and a total increase in twenty years of 146,110.
The state of New Hampshire, in 1810, contained 214,342 inhabitants; and in 1820, according to the census, 244,161 persons; giving an increase of 29,819 in ten years.
Massachusetts contains, by the late census, upwards of 525,000 inhabitants. In 1810, the population was 472,000; increase in ten years, 53,000, or more than 11 per cent.
ties of Philadelphia in 1820, amounted to 3374. Of these, 446 persons died of the consumption of the lungs ; 106 of the inflammation of the lungs; and 73 of malignant fever.
From the returns of 78 practitioners in midwifery, in the city and liberties of Philadelphia, it appears, that in nine months preceding the 31st of December, 1820, there were born 1709 male children, and 1501 females :
The state of Maryland, in 1810, contained 380,556 ; and in 1820, her population amounted to 407,300.
The district of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1810, contained a population of 63,179 souls, and in 1820 of 80,212; giving an increase in ten years, of 17,033 persons.
According to the French and English papers, the present population of France is estimated at 29,000,000: of Austria,at 28,000,000: of Spain, in Europe, at 11,000,000; of Great Britain, in Europe, at 17,000,000: in Asia, of 54,000,000, and in America, of 2,000,000; giving a total under the English dominions, of 73,000,000: of the Netherlands, (comprising her colonies) at 6,000,000: of Prussia, at 11,000,000: and of Russia, (including Poland) at 52,000,000.
CONVICTS. During the year 1820, there have been convicted, and brought to the State Prison in Philadelphia, 230 persons; of whom 203 are males, and 27 females. Of these convicts, 167 were sentenced for larceny, 3 for assault and battery, 3 for assault and battery with intention to kill, 4 for murder in the second degree, 4 for manslaughter, 4 for perjury, 1 for arson, 1 for bigamy, 2 for rape, 7 for burglary with larceny, 12 for burglary, 5 for robbery, 1 for kidnapping, 1 for conspiracy, 7 for counterfeiting, or passing counterfeit money, 6 for horse stealing, and 2 for misdemeanor.
On the 1st of January, 1821, there were in the State Prison, 464 persons, of whom 118 were un
year 1820, there died in the prison 30 convicts; and there were discharged by pardon 51, by serving out their time 182, and by a reversal of sentence 1. Of those discharged, 19 were reconvicted during the same year
CHURCHES. The number of churches and meeting houses, of every description, in the city and county of Philadelphia, amount, according to the best of my knowledge, to 70. Upon an average, these will not contain more than 1000 persons each; so that were every place of public worship full, not more than 70,000 people could attend divine service at a time. Generally, however, they are not more than half full ; so that the number of persons actually present in the churches and meeting houses at one time, would not probably exceed 35,000. At least 63,273 could not be accommodated, under present circumstances, if they would ; and 98,273, are absent from public worship, at a fair calculation, on ordinary occasions. Let us suppose, half of this last number to consist of little children, nurses, invalids, or persons necessarily detained at home; and then it will appear, that 49,136 persons, within the city and county of Philadelphia, are living in utter and criminal neglect of the duties of public worship:
Let us suppose that the communicants in the 70 places of worship will average at 250; which is certainly a larger allowance than truth would justify; and that will give 17,500 professors of the religion of Jesus. The non-communicants will amount to 115,773: and if we deduct, for children, idiots, and insane persons, one half, it will leave
der 21 years