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FEMALE EXERTIONS FOR SPREAD. It need only be realized, to be thus
ING THE GOSPEL. acknowledged, and that with pungent grief of soul. We exhort our church
To the Editors of the Panoplist. es to beware of rejecting this solemn truth.
GENTLEMEN, Great as their error is, who do this, THE multiplied and liberal exerit is surpassed by that of those who tions of Christ's female disciples in deny the only Lord God who bought promoting his kingdom, ate a consolthem. Over their sad and dreadful ing evidence of the power of his grace mistake we weep with unfeigned sor. in their hearts, and are the lively er. row. The divinity and atonement of pressions of their attachment and fiChrist, are written as with a sun beam delity to him, and of their disinterestin Scripture, and are felt to be truths ed, ardent wishes for the recovery and by all awakened souls. Let none be. salvation of immortal souls. The deceived by a parade of learning in Divine Jesus, in our age, no less than the opposers of these doctrines. in the days of his apostles, has given These men arrogate to themselves a discriminating marks of his love and greater share of it than they really kindness to the daughters of Zion, possess. Their conduct is imposing by exciting their ailections to him, but their foundation is unstable as the
and by animating their zeal and liber. wind. Before their opinions can be
ality to minister to the necessities of substantiated, the Scriptures must be
his poor members. They have the abandoned: for if these be explained,
marked honour of taking an active according to the mode of explaining
and leading part in repairing the desworks of uninspired men, Christ is olations, and building up the walls of truly God, and has paid the price of
our Jerusalem. Numerous are the redemption for our sins. We receive
instances of female charity to the these truths, as they are published in
souls of men. Among others, let the the volume of inspiration, confessedly Panoplist record the seasonable and a mystery, but it is "the mystery of benevolent exertions of a number of godliness,” worthy of Jehovah, and devout ladies in Whitestown, New necessary for sinful man. Without York, who have formed themselves this mystery the convinced sinner can into a society for the purpose of aid. find no peace here, or hope for eterni. ing missionary labour's in the new setty. To the law and testimony: if we tleinents of our country, by the name speak not according to these, it is be. of The Female Charitable Society of cause there is no light in us. We Whitestown ; and, as the first proof leave these sentiments with you! we of their pious benevolence, have col, appeal to your consciences! we call lected and contributed to the funds of on the churches to defend the com. the Hampshire Missionary Society, mon salvation with the temper of the for the purpose of promoting mis gospel. Many of them are the posteri. sions, the sum of $110. To this in. ty of those, who for the same pre- formation, which must be pleasing to cious truths, left their native homes,
the friends of Jesus, let me subjoin an braved the terrors of the deep, and extract of a letter, written by a wor. settled in a country then inhabited by
thy minister in the District of Maine, savages. We pray that the spirit, to a member of the Hampshire Mis. they felt, may influence their descen- sionary Society dants, and all who belong to our Zion. EXTRACT, “From sober report. May great grace, mercy and peace be the presence of God, I conclude, ac. multiplied unto all such, and all companied your missionaries, when believers every where, from God our they were here, and in other places Father, and Jesus Christ our Sa. also, I feel a degree of thankfulness viour, -AMEN.
to God that he has been pleased to
favour you with such missionaries, JONAS COE, Moderator. as you have sent into Maine. They
are an honour to your Society. They comfort & rejoice the hearts of God's poor people, who are sad and solitary and destitute in the wilderness.
"I observe in the Report of the The specific object of the Associa. Trustees of your Society for August, tion is expressed in their circular 1895, this entertaining period, Total letter. from Female Association, S278 88.' “We humbly hope, we in some When the condescending God order. measure feel the magnitude of the ob. ed the erection of a tabernacle, that ject, which is, the advancement of the he might dwell among his people, the cause of the dear Redeemer. This sacred story is this ; And all the evo we would endeavour to promote by men that were wise hearted did spin with contributing to the support of faithful their hands, and brought that which missionaries, who are sent to break they had spun, both of blue and of pur- the bread of life to those who are des. ple and of scarlet and of fine linen. And titute of the ordinary means of grace, all the women, whose heart stirred them which we so richly enjoy. up in wisdom, spun goat's hair. Three “ We have recently been told, by thousand years have now elapsed missionaries returning from distant since this piece of history was re- parts of our country, of persons who corded by an amanuensis of the Holy have come to them, and with tears in Spirit; since which time there has their eyes assured them, they had not nothing of the kind come to my heard a sermon for fourteen years beknowledge more pleasing, and more fore ; and who, taking them affecsimilar to this piece of ancient histo- tionately by the hand, have invoked ry, than the efforts of the Female the blessing of Heaven on their heads, Association in Hampshire county to and on the heads of those charitable build, enlarge, and ornament the tab. persons, whose compassionate hearts ernacle of the glorious Redeemer, the had moved them to commiserate their church of the living God, the pillar and unbappy condition, and to send the ground of the truth. May they
word of life and salvation to their per. be weary in well doing; for they shall ishing souls.” in due season reap, if they faint not.”
May “the blessing of many ready to O perish” come upon this Society ; and
others of their sex, more liberally faTo the foregoing, the Editors think voured with the bounties of Provi.
proper to add the following particu- dence, when they shall read the above, lars of the Female Society above be excited to “ go and do likewise. mentioned, from their Constitution and Circular Letter.
This Society was formed in September last, at Whitestown, which, twen. EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A ty years ago, was a wilderness. The GENTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA members of this institution, believ. TO HIS CORRESPONDENT IN BOSing that a portion of the bounties of ΤΟ Ν. Providence can be applied in no bet. ter way than in administering to the
Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 1806, spiritual necessities of their fellow S12, ereatures, and convinced of the utili. ty and importance of missionaries, by ... I SUBJOIN an extract of a letter whose benevolent exertions the glad received by Dr. Stoughton, of this tidings of redemption are carried to city, from Mr. Carey, dated at Calcutmultitudes, who are perishing for ta, the 25th Oct. 1805. “The third lack of knowledge ; and wishing to volume of the Bible, from Job to Canco-operate with such societies, by ticles inclusive, is published. The contributing their mite towards the second edition of the New Testament advancement of so good a cause, as. will be out in about a month. The sociated for that purpose.
prophets are begun, and we intend to Tho Society is under the manage- begin" printing the historical books ment of six Trustees, who choose from Joshua forwards in a few weeks. their Treasurer to receive the mo- The gospel by Matthew is printed nies subscribed, and to keep their ac. (nearly) in the Mahratta language, counts and records. Each subscriber nearly the whole New and some parts is to pay one dollar annually to the of the Old Testament are translated Treasurer.
into that language, that of the Oris.
se, the Hindostanne, and Persian. Scriptures into the seven languages The gospels in Hindostanne, and of India. . Matthew in Persian, are printed for The mission last year was strengththe college at another press. We ened by the accession of four missiohave some more extensive plans for naries from England by the way of translations in contemplation, if God this country. This year two more prosper us.”
have been conveyed directly from In a pamphlet, entitled, “ Period. England; but no information is yet ical Accounts relative to the Baptist received of their arrivat. The Lon. Missionary Society," I find the fol- don Missionary Society, in the last lowing: “ We are forwarding the year, also, dispatched six missiona. translating and printing of the Scrip. ries, who all arrived safely at Madras. tures as fast as possible. The third Three of these were settled in Cey. volume of the Bible is finished. We lon, two at Vizagapatam, and one have almost got through the second at Tranquebar. Two more arrived edition of the New Testament ; we after these, from the same Society, want it much, as we have not a single whose destination was for Surat. copy of the first edition lett."
Thus the enemy's kingdom, in that Subsequent to these advices, there dark corner of the earth, is invested can be no doubt but considerable pro. on many sides. gress has been made in this all With this you will receive a copy important work; and if the Lord of the gospel by Matthew in the please to spare the lives of his ser- Mahratta language, and if you think vants, now engaged in the translations it will be useful to promote the laud. and printing, and open the hearts of able work you have in hand, I can his people to furnish pecuniary aid, procure and will forward a copy of there is every reason to hope, that a the New Testament and Pentateuch few years will produce translations in Bengalee. and publications of the whole of the
List of Dew Publications.
A Discourse before the Society rine Society there. By John Mir. for propagating the Gospel among the ray. A. m. pastor of said church. Indians and others in North Ameri. Reprinted. Newburyport. E. W. Alca, delivered November 6, 1806. Bylen. December, 1806. Thomas Barnard, D. D. minister of A Sermon, delivered by Ezra Stiles the north church in Salem. Charles. Ely, on the first Sabbath after his ortown. Samuel Etheridge. 1806. dination. Hartford. Lincoln and
A Serinon, delivered Sept. 14, · Gleason. 1806. 1806, at the interment of Mrs. Rachel An account of the Massachusetts Smith, relict of the late Hon. Thomas Society for promoting Christian Smith, Esq. who died Sept. 12, in the knowledge. Published by order of 74th year of her age." By Henry the Society. Cambridge, W. Hil. Lincoln, minister of the Congrega liard. 1806. pp. 44. tional church in Falmouth, Barnsta. An account of the Massachusetts ble county. Boston. E. Lincoln. State Prison. Containing a descrip. 1806.
tion and plan of the edifice; the law, The happy voyage completed, and regulations, rules and orders; with a the sure anchor cast. Á Sermon, view of the present state of the Instioccasioned by the universally lament. tution. By the Board of Visitors. ed death of Capt. Jonathan Parsons, Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. who departed this life at sea, Dec. Dec. 1806. 29, 1784, in the 50th year of his age : Christianity Displayedi, or a rationpreached at the Presbyterian church al view of the great Scripture docin Newburyport, February 27, 1785. trine of Redemption and Salvation, Published at the request of the Ma. through Jesus Christ-together with
some practical observations. By a vol. Philadelphia. W. W. Wood. Citizen of Baltimore. 8vo. 25 ward. These vols, complete the Old cents.
Testament. The fourth and last, Charity recommended from the so- which contains the New Testament, cial state of man.: A Discourse, de will be finished in the spring. livered before the Salem Female American Annals ; or, a ChronoCharitable Society, September 17, logical History of America from its 1806. By Rev. John Prince, LL. D. Discovery in 1492 to 1806. In two 8vo. pp. 39. Salem. Joshua Cushing, volumes. By Abiel Holmes, D. D.
A Discourse, delivered at Still. A.A.S. S. H. S. minister of the first water, before the members of Mont church in Cambridge. Vol. II. gomery Lodge, August 12, 1806. By Cambridge. W. Hilliard. David Butler, Rector of St. Paul's Horæ Paulinæ ; or, the truth of the Church, Troy, and of Trinity Church, scripture history of St. Paul evinced Lansinburgh. 8vo. pp. 24. Troy, by a comparison of the epistles which N. Y. Wright, Goodenow, and bear his name with the Acts of the Stockwell.
Apostles, and with one another. By A Sermon, preached July 13, 1805, William Paley, D. D. Cambridge. at the funeral of Mrs. Lydia Fisk, W. Hilliard. 1806. late consort of the Rev. Elisha Fisk, pastor of the church in Wrentham. By Nathanael Emmons, D. D. pastor PROPOSED BY SUBSCRIPTION. of the church in Franklin. Dedham. H. Mann. August, 1805.
A Theological Dictionary, containThe Life of God in the Soul of ing definitions of all religious terms ; Man; or, the nature and excellency a comprehensive view of every artiof the Christian Religion. By Henry cle in the system of divinity; an imScougal, A. M. To which are pre- partial account of all the principal de. fixed, memoirs of the author. Bos. nominations, which have subsisted in ton. E. Lincoln.
the religious world, from the birth of A Discourse, delivered next Lord's Christ to the present day; together day after the interment of Deacon with an accurate statement of the Peter Whiting, who departed this most remarkable transactions and life, December 9, 1805, in the 60th events recorded in ecclesiastical hisyear of his age. By Nathanael Em. tory. "By Charles Buce. Philadelmons, D. D. pastor of the church in phia. W. W. Woodward. Franklin. Providence. Heaton and A complete system of Geography, Williams.
ancient and modern, in 6 volumes An Oration, pronounced at Little 8vo. By James Playfair, D. D. ton, July 4, 1806, the 31st anniversary Principal of the United College of of American Independence. By Ed. St. Andrew's ; Historiographer to mund Foster, A. M. minister of the his Royal Highness the Prince of gospel at Littleton. Cambridge. Wales; F.R.S. F. A.S. Edinburgh; Hilliard. 1806.
and author of " A system of ChroThe Death of Legal Hope, and the nology.” Philadelphia. J. Watts. Life of Evangelical Obedience. An Collins, Perkins, & Co. of New essay on Gal. ii. 19. Shewing that York, propose to put immediately to while a sinner is in the law, as a cov. press, a new and valuable work, enenant, he cannot live to God in the titled French Homonysms, or a col. performance of duty : and that the lection of words, similar in sound, but moral law is immutable in its nature, different in meaning or spelling. By and of perpetual use, as the rule of John Martin, professor of languages a believer's conduct. By Abraham in New York. Booth. 12mo. pp. 84. Boston. The Era of Missions. By William Manning & Loring.
Staughton, D. D. pastor of the First Scott's Family Bible, vols. I, II, & Baptist Church, Philadelphia. III. Price to subscribers $6 per
ORDAINED at Sandbornton, N. H. the country. In June, the Rev. Mr. on the 13th November, the Rev. Clark was ordained and installed in Abraham Bodwell, over the Congre- the town of Milton ; a few months pregational church and society in that vious to which the Rev. Mr. Shad. town. The Rev. H. C. Parley of wick was installed in another congreMethuen, Mass. made the introducto- gation in the same town. In July, the ry prayer ; Rev. Asa M'Farland, of Rev, Mr. Rich was ordained and inConcord, preached from Ephesians iii. stalled at Sangersfield. In August, 8, 9, and 10. Rev. Ethan Smith, of the Rev. Mr. Adams was ordained Hopkinton, made the consecrating and installed in, a congregation in prayer ; Rev. Isaac Smith, of Gil. Sherburne. manton, gave the charge ; Rev. Tho. It is a subject of pleasing contem. mas Worcester, of Salisbury, gave the plation, and cause of lively gratitude fellowship of the churches ; and Rer, to God, that congregations are now Mr. Babcock, of Andover, made the formed, and supplied with pastors, concluding prayer.
in places which but a few years since, Respecting this transaction there was great unanimity in the church The ordinations above mentioned and society ; and the order and pro. are confined to churches, which from priety which were observd during their agreement in doctrine and conthe solemnities of ordination, reflcct formity in worship, and spirit of dishonour on the inhabitants of the cipline, may be considered as formtown.
ing one denomination. Baptist On the 4th Sept, the presbytery of churches likewise increase in num. Oneida ordained Mr. George Hall, of bers; and an Episcopal church, which East-Haddam, Connecticut, to the has a settled pastor, was consecrated work of the gospel ministry, and in- on the 7th inst. at Utica. stalled him in the pastoral charge of On Tuesday the 23d of September the congregation of Cherry Valley. last, the presbytery of Oneida ordainThe Rev. ). Southworth, of Bridge. ed Mr. William Neill, a licenciate late water, made the introductory prayer, of the presbytery of New-Brunswick, and gave the right hand of fellowship; to the work of the gospel ministry, and the Rev. Samuel F. Snowden, of New- installed him pastor of the congregaHartford, delivered the sermon; the tion of Cooperstown. The exercises Rev. James Carnahan, of Whitesbo. were performed in the following order, rough, made the ordaining prayer; and by the following persons : The the Rev.Joshua Knight, of Sherburne, Rev. Andrew Oliver made the intropresided, and gave the charges to the ductory prayer; the Rev. James Car. minister and to the people, and the nahan delivered the sermon, from Rev. Andrew Oliver, late of Pelham, Luke ii. 34; the Rev. Joshua Knight in Massachusetts, made the conclud. presided and made the ordaining ing prayer.
prayer; the Rev. George Hall gave This ordination is the fourth which the right hand of fellowship ; and the has occurred within the space of four Rev. Samuel F. Snowden delivered months, in the Presbyterian and Con- the charges to the minister and peogregational churches in this part of ple, and made the concluding prayer,
• MEMOIRS OF MRS. HANNAH 10DGE. was married to Mr. Hugh Hodge.
He too was onc to whom the labours ( Concluded from p. 248.)
of Mr. Whitefield had been remarkaIn 1745, as nearly as can be ascer. blu blest; and was chosen one of the tained, the subject of this narrative first deacogs of the church which, as