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little of the exercises of her mind. But || from 1st Tim. iv. 6; Ordaining Prayer when more coilected, she conversed with by Elder Aaron Leland, of Chester; composure and even delight, on her ap- | Charge by Elder J. Higbee, of Alstead, proaching dissolution ; attended devout- | N. H.; Fellowship of the Churches by ly to prayers of the ministers, (Rev. Elder R. M. Ely, of Springfield ; AnMessrs. Boyd and Brooks) who visited them by the choir ; Prayer by Elder her, and satisfactorily answered their in- | Hadley Proctor, of China, Me. ; Benequiries ; adding that she longed to be diction by the Candidate. gone to the precious Saviour, who she believed had suffered for her sins, and was now ready to receive her departing spirit. She consoled her husband, exhorting him to trust in God, and commit. ting him and her son to the divine bless- CHURCH CONSTITUTED. ing. She sent special messages to her young friends and relatives, particularly
On Thursday the 1st June last, at Newto those in Beaufort, where she had fin- Lebanon Springs, Columbia co. N. Y. ished her education, exhorting them to a
was constituted a new Baptist church. serious concern for their immortal inter. Sermon by Elder Howard Malcom, from ests. She described her life as held by a
Acty ii. 42. They continued steadfastsingle thread, and said when that broke, 1 ly in the Apostles' doctrine, and feilow. she would be “ surrounded by angels, ship, and in breaking of bread, and in and Jesus in the midst.” Being asked if prayers.". Reading an appropriate passhe was willing to leave her friends, she sage of Scripture, by Elder Ira Hall, of answered yes : although she felt for them Canaan. Presenting the Hand of Feland particularly for her parents, yet she lowship, by Elder Leland Howard, of wished to depart. In this frame she con- ! Troy. Charge, by Elder Beach, of Pittstinued, enjoying, as it appeared, clear field, (Mass.) Concluding Prayer, by manifestations of the divine presence and Elder Hull, of Berlin. favour, till she expired. A number of The prospect for the growth and usepersons who saw her in this situation, fulness of this infant church is good. The were seriously and tenderly impressed? Rev. Richmond Taggart, late of West and her triumphant death, it is believed, Stockbridge, is their minister. was not without benefit to survivors. It is remarkable that within 3 months, one of the ministers who attended her with christian sympathy, the Rev. B. B. Brooks, expired after a short illness, in the same chamber, in similar triumphs of Laying of the Corner Stone of the New faith and hope.
Baptist Meeting-House in New-Lon
don, N. H. Beanfort, S. C. March 15, 1826.
On the morning of June 28th last, the Corner Stone of a new Baptist Meeting. House, in New-London, `N. H. was
laid with appropriate religious services, ORDINATIONS, &c viz.-1. Singing ; 2. Prayer by Rev. J.
Barnaby, of Deerfield ; 3. Singing ; 4.
Laying of the Stone by Rev. č. 0. ORDAINED, in Caldwell, Warren Coun Kimball, of Methuen, Mass. ; 5. Address 1y, N. Y. Dec. 22, 1825, brother ARTE- by Rev. C. 0. Kimball ; 6. Singing ; 7. Jás ARNOLD. Introductory prayer, and
Benediction by Rev. Dr. Bolles, of Salem, sermon by Elder E. Harrington, of Kings
Ms. bury, N. York ; Ordaining Prayer by
In the address, the speaker gave a sucElder Wm. Grant, of Bolton, N. Y."; cinct account of the rise and progress of Charge by Elder Henry Faxton, of the Church, stating that it was constituted Schroon, N. Y.; Right hand of Fellow- in the year 1788, and received its first ship, by Elder C. W. Hodges, of Chester, pastor, Rev. Job Seamans, in 1792– N. Y.; Concluding prayer' by Brother that three very interesting revivals of reEster, of Bulton.
ligion had been enjoyed by them, and their number greatly increased. The aged and beloved Elder Seamans is still
living, and although quite infirm, was At Ludlow, Vermont, on Tuesday, present, and evinced by his appearance, June 13th last, Mr. Jos. Freeman was or- ardent and pleasurable feelings.
His dained as an Evangelist. Antheid by the successor is the Rev. Joseph Davis, who choir ; Prayer by Elder Simeon Cham- || statedly breaks unto the people the bread berlain, of Massachusetts ; Sermon by of life. May the “ glory of the latter Elder Ira Persons, of Newport, N. H. house be greater than that of the former."
ANNUAL ACCOUNT Of the Treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Society, of Massachusetts, May, 1826
RECEIPTS. 1825. May 23. By balance on hand at settlement,
837,65 By cash from Soc. and individuals, from May 25, 1825, to Oct. 6,
1825, as published in the numbers of the Magazine, 1208,90 Nov. 4. of Caleb Atherton,
1,00 Dec. from a friend in Haverhill,
5,00 from Merrimack Fem Bible & Tract Soc. by G. F. Davis, 15,00 14. from a friend,
1,00 1826. Jan. 7. By dividend U. S. 6 per cent. stock,
4,50 Feb. 2.
from the Treas. of the Mass. Bap. Ed. Soc. being the
425,00 Mar. 23 of Rev. H. Jackson,
1,00 April 3. By dividend Col. Bank,
24,00 do. U. States Stock,
2527,55 EXPENDITURES. 1825. May 24. To cash paid Mr. Barrett for Miss. labours,
14,11 26. John M. Peck, Miss. do.
80,00 Mr. Lefavour, Scituate, do.
to Bapt. Church at Edgarton, to support preaching 50,00 June 16. 8. Abbott, for labours in Ohio,
57,00 Asa Niles,
30,00 July 9. for 2 shares Colum. Bank,
Salisbury Church, to aid in supporting worship, 25,00 23. Henry Kendall, for Miss. labours in Maine,
32,50 Aug. 16.
Thomas Whelpley, for the support of preaching in
52,50 William Throop,
65,00 19. John Ide,
60,77 Sept. 23. W. Metcalf,
75,00 Mr. Lefavour, for labours at Scituate, &c.
25,00 19. Rev. Mr. West, for services in Rhode Island,
50,00 Oct. 6. Rev. Jonathan Blake,
35,50 12. Rev. Wm. Bentley, for labours in Bristol,
35,20 19. Rev. A. Judson,
15,00 Nov. 3. C. S. Hale, for labours at South Berwick,
50,00 5. in favour of the Carey Station,
71,53 8. for loss on Eagle Bank bills,
3,75 16. G. Evans, for labours at Hingham,
5,00 Dec. 7.
Rev. Amos Lefavor, for labours at Scituate, &c. 25,00 9.
Abington Church, to aid in support of worship, 50,00 1826. Jan. 7. Eli B. Smith, for services at Chelmsford,
25,00 14. Asa Averill, for services in New York State,
65,00 Feb. 9. Rev. Elisha Andrews, for Miss. labours,
Rev. D. James, for Miss. labours in Nova Scotia, 58,00 22. the President for postage,
1,06 E. B. Smith, Chelmsford,
10,00 Mar. 2. do.
32,00 20. Rev. J. Blake, State of New York,
2,75 April 5. Mr. Lefavour,
25,00 18. Samuel West, for labours in Rhode Island,
65,00 28. To amount paid Rev. Jacob Drake, Ohio,
28,15 Josiah Houghton, for labours in Maine,
30,00 Jacob Hatch, for do.
Monies received by the Treasurer of the Salem Bible Translation and Foreiga
Society, since Oct. 18, 1825.
From the Bowdoinham Female Missionary Society, by M. H. Huntington, by Dr. Bolles,
9,00 Monthly Concert of prayer at East Chelmsford, by Dr. Bolles, 12,00 Female Bible Translation Society of South Berwick, for the Translation, by Rev. Mr. Boyd,
7,54 Rev. Mr. Boyd, of South Berwick, for the translations,
7,63 Siratfield Female Mite Society, by E. Turney, Secretary for Foreign Missions,
25,00 Male Primary Society in N. Rowley, by Timo. Morse, Treasurer, 11,00 Salem Female Primary Society for 1825,
33,63 Mr. Wm. Marsters, of Methuen, to constitute him a life member of the Society,
15.00 Salem Male Juvenile Society,
1,50 Interest on Loan,
18,00 Primary Foreign Mission Society, by Mr. Robert Cogswell, 100,00 Monthly Prayer Meeting in Salem, by Dr. Bolles,
20,03 Miss C. in Danvers,
10.00 a young Lady,
3,00 a Lady in Salem,
2,00 a Lady in Salem,
1,00 Samuel Bell, by Dr. Bolles,
$282,43 Salem, July 18, 1826.
(For the Am. Bap. Mag.]
ADDRESS TO A YOUNG FRIEND.
Now while youth and health attend thee, ||0 then, now with deep confession,
Hasten to the mercy seat ;
Mourn and weep o'er thy transgression, Should thy path with thorns be strew'd. Cast thyself at Jesus' feet. There are coming days of scrrow, Then should length of days be given,
Years perhaps of grief and pain : Spend them all in serving God,
Walk in wisdom's narrow road.
From this vale of tears and night
Death will ope the gates of light.
There thy ransom'd, happy spirit,
And with Christ the Saviour reign.
He shall raise this frame of thine,
Shall thy body glorious shine.
Mind and body-person oneAnd thy summond spirit, single, Ne'er shall cease thy high communion Stand at God's tribunal just.
With the Father and the Son.
7. Correspondents. An account of the revival at Cherryfield came too late for insertion in the present number.
ARE NOW PUBLISHING A PERIODICAL WORK,
American Journal of Education.
The spirit of inquiry, which has of been too exclusively the object of attenlate years extended to every thing con- tion. It is too common a thing to connected with human improvement, has sider a man well educated, if he has been directed with peculiar earnestness made a proper use of the common fato the subject of education. In our own cilities for ihe acquisition of learning ; country, the basis of whose institutions though the result may have been obis felt to be intelligence and virtue, this tained at the expense of his health, and topic has been regarded as one of no with much neglect of that moral culture, ordinary interest, and bas excited a zeal which is the surest foundation of happiand an activity worthy of its importance. ness. In many plans of education, which By judicious endeavors to adapt the cha- are in other respects excellent, the fact racter of instruction to the progressive seems to have been overlooked that man requirements of the public mind, much possesses an animal, and a moral, as well has been done to continue and accelerate as an intellectual constitution. Hence the the career of improvement. These very total neglect of the requisite provisions for efforts. however, and this success, have the developement of the corporeal system produced the conviction that much re- and the confirination and improvement mains to be done.
of health, the only foundation of mental A periodical work, devoted exclusive. as well as of bodily power. The moral ly to education, would seem likely to department of education has too combe of peculiar service at the present monly been restricted to an occasional day, when an interest in this subject is word of parental approbation or reproof; so deeply and extensively felt. Á mi. or, at the best, to efforts limited by the nute detail of the advantages which may sphere of domestic life. The natural be expected to result from a periodical consequence of the restrictions thus unwork, such as is now publishing, we think justly laid on education is, that we often unnecessary
find, in the same individual, a learned A leading object of this Journal is head, but a debilitated body, and a negto furnish a record of facts, embrac- lected heart. Education should, we ing whatever information the most dili- think, be regarded as the means of fitger inquiry can procure, regarding the ting man for the discharge of all his dupast and present state of education, in ties: it should produce vigorous and the United States, and in foreign coun- hardy bodies, trained to powerful action, tries. An opporlunity will thus be af- and inured to privation and fatigue; forded for a fair comparison of the merits hearts formed to all that is pure and noof various systems of instruction. The ble in moral principle; and minds preresults of actual experiment will be pre- pared for efficient exertion in whatever sented; and the causes of failure, as well may be their department in the great as of success, may thus be satisfactorily business of accomplishing the purposes traced, and be made to suggest valuable of human existence. Under these imimprovements.
pressions, we shall give to physical eduThe conductors of the JOURNAL will cation that proportion of our attention make it their constant endeavor to aid in which seems due to its importance. diffusing enlarged and liberal views of Moral education we shall consider as education. Nothing, it seems to us, has embracing whatever tends to form the had more influence in retarding the pro- habits and stamp the character. The gress of improvement in the science of influence of example, in the sphere of instruction, than narrow and partial views daily intercourse, we egard as the most of what education should be expected to powersul instrument in the formation of produce. Intellectual attainments have inoral habits. In no light do we contein.
plate the progress of education with which we anticipate a higher gratificamore satisfaction, than when we view it tion, than our endeavors to aid the inas elevating and purifying the great bo- struction of the female sex. dy of the community, and thus affording Our efforts are directed chiefly to early to the attentive and reflecting parent, the and elementary education, because it is, pleasing assurance, that bis efforts with in our view, more important than tbat bis children at home, will not be coun- of any other period or deparlment. At teracted by contaminating example the same time, we shall not omit the abroad. Particular attention will be higher branches of science and literapaid to domestic education, or that wbich ture, nor the training preparatory 10 emanates from parental and family in- professional pursuits. In particular fluence ; nor sball we neglect personal branches of instruction, we have no education, or that which consists in the favorite theories to obtrude. To what voluntary formation of individual cha- is of old standing, we have no bois. racter.
tility arising merely from its being old, The subject of female education is one Novelty we shall always regard as an swhich we deem unspeakably important. indifferent circumstance, rawer than
We have no hesitation in expressing a recommendation. But explapa'oiy, our conviction that it has not yet received practical instruction, under nbatever the consideraton which it merits. What- name it may appear, we shall be happy ever concerns the culture of the female at all times to aid with our best exmind, extends ultimately to the forma. ertions. tion of all minds, at that early and As our pages are devoted to the cause susceptible period, when maternal influ- of education throughout our couniry, an ence is forming those impressions which earnest and cordial invitation is given to eventually terminate in mental and moral persons in every quarter, who tabe an babits. But the theme is too full of interest in our labors, to assist us by the important and interesting topics to ad- communication of useful and interesting mit of discussion in a prospectus. There matter. is no department of our labors, from
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CONTENTS OF NUMBER SIX. Miscellaneous Articles.-Regulations of the shire.- Reading Book for Infants.- Increasing School Committee of the city of Boston.-A attention to Education.--Mr. Noah Webster's manual of the system of Monitorial or Mutual Dictionary.—Boston High School for Girls.Instruction.— Thoughts on the Education of Education in India. Females.
Notices.-Works in the department of EduReviews - A Grammar of the Greek Lancalion.- Art of Reading, (Walker 'abridged). guage, &c.-Classical Literature and Public-Sacred Extracts.--Goold's First Lines of Examinations in the English Universities. English Grammar. -Blake's Abridgement of
Intelligence. --Gymnastic Exercises in Lon. | Blair's Lectures.--Alger's Murray's Pronoundon.- Education of Mexico - Prize Fund forcing Introduction and Reader.-Goodrich's the Latin School of Boston.-Franklin Institute, i Ontline of Bible History. Philadelphia.-Mr. Owen's School, New Har- Books for Children. Fowle's Child's Arithmony, Indiana.-Noyes School, New-Hamp-metic.-Answers to Correspondents.