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the Protestant churches on the fron- pecially for the spread of the gospel tiers. The apostasy from religion is among the aboriginals of America; every where attributed to want of it may not be unimportant to give you respect for the pope ; it must, say a concise account of the rise and prothey, be re-established, and the pope gress of the mission in which I have be viewed as the firstling of the king- been engaged for some years with the dom of God. An universal union of Cherokee nation of Indians, borderreligion, under the direction of the ing on the state of Tennessee. popedom, was every where spoken of, In the year 1794, I settled in that and no person had, for fear of Buna. part of the state now called Blount parte, as yet, made any opposition. A county, at a time when the Cherokees new sect bad also appeared, signal. were engaged in a bloody and deizing themselves by a particular dress structive war with our frontiers. As and by a sign which every one wears this circumstance frequently called on his hat, who have actually deified out the youths of my charge in the de. Bonaparte.”
fence of their country, and exposed
them to the vices attaclied to the mil. A gentleman deceased in Scotland itary life, I chose at some times to go lately, has bequeathed 12001. to be
out with them in their expeditions, and paid to the person who shall write
thereby was led into the causes of the and lay before the judges he has ap.
savage and wretched state of those pointed, a Treatise which shall by began to be agitated with the question;
Indians. From that moment my mind them be determined to have the most merit upon the following subjects, as
Can notbing be done with this people
to meliorate their condition? Is it expressed in his will, viz. “ The evi. dence that there is a Being, all pow.
inipossible they should be civilized, erful, wise and good, by whom every pel of Christ ? Some cheering rays of
and become acquainted with the gos. thing exists, and particularly to obviate difficulties regarding the wisdom and hope would fash upon my mind when
I reflected that they were of the same goodness of the Deity: and this in the first place, from considerations inde
race with ourselves ; that they were pendent of written revelation; and in
able to lay and execute plans with inthe second place from the revelation of genuity and promptness; but on viewe the Lord Jesus: and, from the whole, ing. the attempts already made to to point out the inferences most nec
christianize other nations, and finding essary for, and useful to Uankind."
that they had mostly proved abortive, The ministers of the established
I was led seriously to review those church of Aberdeen, the principals plans, that I might, if possible, dis
cover the defect ; and either introand professors of King's and Marischal colleges of Aberdeen, and the
duce some amendinent, or a plan entrustees of the testator, are appoint- tirely new. It was very observable, ed to nominate and make choice of the Indians, and enlarging the num
that instead of opening the minds of three of the judges.
ber of their confined ideas, they were
often dogmatically instructed on the in Account of the origin and progress, most exalted subject that can occupy,
the Mission to the Cherokee Indians ; the mind of the most enlightened in a series of Letters from the Rev. man. They were urged to believe, Gideon Blackburn, to the Rev. Dr. as absolutely necessary, things of Morse,
which, in their state of intelligence, LETTER I.
they could have no apprehension, and Marysville, ( Tem. ) 1807. which by the manners of the white REVEREND SIR,
people with whom they were mostly As the promises of God res. conversant, they were every day pracpecting the conversion of the heathen tically taught to doubt it, if not entire. are evidently on the eve of being ac- ly to discredit it. Hence it was evident complished, and as the friends of Zi. that a plan must be laid with the ex. on are anxiously watching the signs of pectations of having to combat with the times, and uniting their prayers a- ignorance, obstinacy, and strong preju. round the throne of God for the com- dices. I knew that the operations of ing of the kingdom of Christ, and es. God on the hearts of men were not
confined to means. Yet even in relig. In the year 1803, I came a delegate ion, cause and effect have been in the from our Presbytery to the General order of events without any great de Assembly of the Presbyterian church, viation. I conceived it therefore in- hoping I might find some method to dispensable to prepare the mind by bring this subject before that body. the most simple ideas, and by a pro- For this purpose, I had drawn the cess, which would associate civiliza- outlines of a plan for the education of tion with religious instruction, and the Indian children, as the most likely thus gradually prepare the rising mean of accomplishing a revolution race for the more sublime truths of in the habits of the nation. A petireligion, as they should be able to tion was laid before the Assembly, re. view them. I was fully persuaded questing supplies for our frontiers, in the plans pursued in South America, which was noticed the state of the in effecting what was called the civ- Cherokee nation, as exhibiting a field ilization of that country, would not for missionary service. This was redo with this strong minded and high ferred to the Committee of Missions, spirited people ; that boasted crviliza. in answer to whose inquiries I pretion was not the result of determnina- sented the proposed plan, and was retion, but of mere artificial impression; quested to undertake its execution ; while these bid fair, if rightly manag- the committee agreeing to give 200 ed, eventually to become American dollars for its support, and to engage citizens, and a valuable part of the my services as a missionary for two Uvion.
months. As this sum was quite in. This subject impressed my mind sufficient, the committee of missions more and more, and became frequent. gave me a recommendation to the ly the object of request at the throne public to gain pecuniary aid ; and on of grace, until the year 1799. In that my return to 'Tennessee, I collected year I introduced the subject to the four hundred and thirty dollars, and Presbytery of Union, of which I was some books, to be applied by the di. a member,' but found so many embar. rection of the committee, to the use rassing difficulties thrown in the way, of the institution. Foreseeing that I was forced to yield any further at- many difficulties might obstruct my tempts at that time. In the year fol- intercourse with the nation, I waited louing I laid a plan for a missionary on the President of the United States, society in that country, with a special and from the Secretary of war received reference to this object ; yet, though letters of recommendation to the Inmany were highly pleased with the dians, and directions to Col. Meigs, design, the scarcity of money and the the agent for Indian affairs, to facilipoverty of the people in that newly tate my design. settled country, were such insura
I am, &c. mountable obstacles that I was again
GIDEON BLACKBURN. compelled to give up the attempt.
(To be continued.)
UNITED STATES. Bisser, the author of the Life of WASHINGTON publicly disavowed Burke, in his Life of George IIId. a those letters, (supposed to have been work of much merit, has been misled fabricate, by a British officer) in a into an important error, concerning public letter to the Secretary of State, the opinions of WASHINGTON at the on his retiring from the presidency, commencement of the revolution, by and that at his request, his letter was giving, implicit credit to certain let. deposited in the archives of State. ters which were published as the prie It is to be lamented that such a learndate letters of WASHINGTON, in one ed and candid author
as BISSET of which that great character is made should have founded a train of false to say, that in declaring Indepen- reasoning on the supposed premature dence Congress had overshot the mark., declaration of independence, It is well known in this country, that authority of Washington, with no
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The picture of New York; or the 21, 1807, by William Lyman, A. M. traveller's guide, through the com- Hartford. 1807. Hudson & Goodwin. mercial metropolis of the United A sermon delivered in North YarStates. New York. 1807. J. Riley, mouth (Maine) at the Installation of and Co.
the Rev. John Dutton, over the church The Young Christian, an instruce in the second territorial parish in that tire narrative, by James Muir, D.D. place, Oct. 1, 1806. By Asa Lyman, Alexandria. S. Snowden.
A.M. Portland. 1807. Universal Salvation, a very ancient A sermon preached in Halifax doctrine ; with some account of the (Vt.) Sept. 17, 1806, at the Installalife and character of its author ; a tion of Rev. Thomas H. Wood, over sermon delivered at Rutland, west the Congregational church and socie. parish, 1805, by Lemuel Haynes, ty in that town, by Joseph Lyman, A. M. Sixth edition. Boston. 1807. D. D. Northampton. 1807. Wm. D. Carlisle.
Butler., A sermon on the death of Hon. A Sermon before the Governor, the William Patterson, Esq. L. L. D. one honourable Council, and both branchof the associate justices of the su- es of the Legislature of the Com. preme court of the United States, by monwealth of Massacbusetts, on the Joseph Clark, A M. New Bruns. day of General Election, May 27, wick. 1806. A. Blauvelt.
1807. By William Bentley, A.M. A sermon, preached in the Inde. Minister of the second church at pendent, or Congregational cburch, Salem. Boston. Adams & Rhoades. Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. A discourse delivered at Hopkin. 14, 1806, by Isaac Stocton Keith, ton, before the Honourable LegislaD. D. Charleston, W P. Young. ture of the State of New Hampshire,
A sermon, delivered at Lebanon, at their annual election, June 4th, in the south society, at the dedication 1807, by Nathan Bradstreet, A. M. of the new brick meeting house, Jan. Amherst. 1807. Joseph Cushing. Vol. III. No. 1. F
Eight discourses on Baptism, viz.. per's poems, in three volumes, being Jofm's Baprisirr, Christian Baptism, a more complete edition of his works Believer's Baptism, Infant Baptism, than has been yet published. ManBelieving parents and their children ning & Loring, E. Lincoln, and Jo. in covenant with God, being buried seph Cushing. with Christ in baptism, illustrated.
WORKS PROPOSED. To which is annexed Mrs. Jackson's Elements of Zoology: or outlines confession. Boston. D. Carlisle, 1806. of the natural history of animals. By
Letters concerning the constitution Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. Pro. and order of the Christian ministry, fessor of Materia Medica, Natural as deduced from Scripture and prim. History, and Botany in the University itive usage; addressed to the mem- of Pennsylvania. Conditions, c. bers of the United Presbyterian 1. It is proposed to publish this churches in the city of New York, by work on a plan, in most respects, difSamuel Miller, D. D. one of the pas. ferent from that of any other writer tors of said churches. Hopkins & on the same subjects. It will emSeymour.
brace, 1. Ar outline of what is com. A sermon, preached before the monly called the Philosophy of Zoolo. Massachusetts Missionary Society, at gy; that is, the anatomy and physiotheir annual meeting in Boston, May logy of animals, their manners and 26, 1807, by Elijah Parish, A. M. instincts, their uses, &c. ; together pastır of the church in Byefield. with 2. Systematic arrangements of an. Newburyport. E. W. Allen.' 1807. imals, descriptions of the principal
A view of the economy of the genera, and many of the species : also, Church of God, as it exisied primi. 3. Anexplanation of the greater numtively, under the Abrahamic dispen- ber of the terms that are employed by sation and the Sinai law; and as it is writers on all the branches of Zoology. perpetuated under the more luminous II. As the work will be the producdispensation of the gospel; particu- tion of a native American, so it shall larly in regard to the covenants. By be the studious aim of the author to Samuel Austin, A. M. minister of the adapt it, in an especial manner, to the gospel in Worcester, Mass. Worces- lovers and cultivators of Natural Hister. "Thomas & Sturtevant.
tory in the United States.
Accord. The Boston Directory : containing ingly, independent of the philosophthe names of the inhabitants, their ical or physiological departments, occupations, places of business, and these Elements will contain the de. dwelling-houses. With lists of the scriptions of a great number of Amerstreets, lanes, and wharves; the town. ican Quadrupeds, Birds, Serpents, officers, public offices, and banks ; Fishes, Insects, Vermes, &c. not a of the stages, which run from Bos- few of which have never yet been ton, with ibe times of their arrival (publicly) described by any naturalist. and departure; and a genera! do. Ill. The work being intended as a scription of the town, illustrated by a companion for the author's Elements plan, drawn from actual survey. of Botany, published in 1803, it will, Boston. Edward Cotton. 1807.
like that work, be printed in an octaA discourse deliverd before the vo form, of the Royal size ; on a good Ancient and Honourable Artillery paper, and a new type. IV. For the company in Boston, June 1, 1807, be- convenience of the purchasers, the ing the anniversary of their election work will be printed in two volumes, of officers, by Thomas Baldwin, D. D. each of which is to contain, at least, pastor of the second Baptist church 256 pages, exclusive of an Inder. in Boston. Boston. Munroe and V. It will be illustrated by a few Francis. 1807.
(not less than ten) necessary plates, A sermon, preached before the
engraven by eminent artists, both in Congregational ministers in Boston, America and in Europe. VI. The May 27, 1807, by John Reed, D. D. price of the work (in boards) will be pastor of the first church and Con. five dollars to subseribers. gregational society in Bridgwater. Adams's Roman Antiquities. One Boston. Munroe & Francis. 1807. large volume, 8vo. 640 pages. 83 IN THE PRESS.
To be published in the fall, by MatA new and elegant edition of Cow. thew Carey. Philadelphia.
American Ornithology, or, the Nat. whole be completed. Samuel F. ural History of the Birds of the United Bradford. Philadelphia. States; comprehending those resident A Volume of Sermons on important within our territory, and those that subjects ; by the late Reverend and migrate hither from other regions ; pious Samuel Davies, A. M. some among which will be found a great time President of the College in New number of land and water birds hith- Jersey This is an additional volume, erto undescribed. Specifying the collected from the author's manuclass, order, and genus to which each scripts, never published in America. particular species belongs. Follow- Conditions. The volume will comprise ing with a few exceptions, the arrange about 450 pages octavo. It will be ment of Latham. Describing their printed on a new type and fine paper, size, plusnage, places of resort, gen- and will be handsomely bound. The eral habits, peculiarities, food, mode price to subscribers, who pay for their of constructing their nests, term of books on delivery, will be one dollar incubation, migration, &c. &c. By and seventy-five cents. To those who Alexander Wilson. Conditions : The become responsible for ten copies, a work will be printed in large imperial discount of ten per cent. will be made quarto, on a rich vellum paper, and from this price. To non-subscribers issued in Numbers, price Two Dollars the price will be two dollars. Should each, payable on delivery. Three a sufficient number of subscribers be plates, 13 inches by 10, will accompas obtained in season, to defray the exny each number, containing at least pense of publication, the work will be ten Birds, engraved and coloured from ready for delivery by the first of Octooriginal drawings, taken from nature.
ber next. S.EE: Butler. NorthThe numbers to be continued regų ampton, 1807. larly once every two months, until the
On Wednesday, the 17th inst. the third church in Hingham.-Rev. Dr. new church in Hingham was conse- Eliot of Boston made the introductos crated to the service of Almighty ry prayer. Rev. Mr. Pierce of God.-Rev. Mr. Whitney of Hing Brookline preached the sermon from hain, made the dedicatory prayer, 1 Tim. ii. 1. Rev. Dr. Reed of Rev. Dr. Ware preached a sermon Bridgwater made the ordaining prayon the occasion from Exod. xx. 24. er. Rev. Dr. Lathrop of Boston gave Rev. Mr. Whitney of Quincy made the charge. Rev. Mr. Whitney of the concluding prayer.
Hingham expressed the fellowship of In the afternoon, Mr. HENRY the churches. COLEMAN was ordained pastor of the
To the Editors of the Panoplist. languished in extreme distress, for a If you will insert in the Panoplist the number of days, and then expired. following account of the death, and amiable manners, and much esteem
He was a person of a scrious mind and dying advice of a youth, you will grat- ed by all who knew him. In his ill. ify a constant reader.
ness he exhibited an example of paTHEOPHILUS.
tience and resignation, and, in the Not long since, a youth in his 15th ncar view of death, and in the full year, by a sudden casualty suffered exercise of reason, he expressed a 2 internal injury, under which he calm hope of a blessed immortality.