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After hearing the foregoing Report, the Society proceeded to the choice of officers for the year ensuing, when the following gentlemen were chosen, viz.
Rev. DANIEL HOPKINS, D. D. Pres.
Rev. EDWARD D. GRIFFIN, D. D.
The TREASURER, and
Mr. JOHN JENKS, Trustees.
In the evening of the 25th the annual sermon was preached at the Old South Church by the Rev. Joseph Emerson of Beverly, from these words, John vi, 12, Gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost. The preacher very ably and faithfully pressed upon Christians the duty of the strictest economy, in order that their savings might be employed to promote the cause of Christ.
A_committee was appointed to audit the Treasurer's accounts, who reported, that they found the accounts rightly east and well-vouched, and that the balance in the Treasury was Four Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Dollars, and 59 cents; viz. in notes and stock,
$4,125,00 255,59 $4,380,59
After all the business of the Society had been transacted, the meeting united in a song of praise, and the exercises were closed with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Sanborn of Reading.
REVIVAL OF RELIGION IN HOMER, (N. Y.) A GENTLEMAN writes, with respect to this revival, (which was mentioned in our last number p. 564,)that it was the most remarkable revival which he ever saw. Sev
eral ministers agreed to meet at each oth ers houses, to spend days of fasting, prayer, and conversation with their families. Three, (perhaps four,) have become hopefully pious in the first family which was visited. One has also been taken in the next, where they met a few weeks before the letter was written.
"Of the hopeful converts but two were unbaptized. The Lord owns his covenant. Subjects of the work are from about sixty years of age to less than four. During the attention in the spring, a boy of 14 took his two little sisters out daily to pray with them. Both are now hopefully pious, though the youngest has not seen four years. The deepness of her conviction, her conduct at the time, and the surprising change, are astonishing. I would never have believed one of her age capable of giving such evidence, unless I had witnessed it."
DONATIONS TO FOREIGN MISSIONS.
May 21. From the Female Foreign Mission Society of New Haven 24. From a friend to the translation of the Scriptures, in Cayuga (N.Y) by Mr. P. W. Gallaudet
From the Ladies' Cent Society in Norwalk, by the same
25. From a friend to foreign missions
-50 00 1.00
From the Foreign Missionary Society of Hallowell and Augusta and the Vicinity
Carried forward 244 75
Brought forward $244 75
From a female, (inclosed in a note to the Treasurer)
From Mrs. Wild of Braintree, by the same hands
From Abijah Richardson, Esq. Luther Metcalf, Lyman Tiffany, Joseph
27. Contributed in Beverly at a monthly meeting for the promotion of
From friends of Missions in Worcester, by the Rev. Dr. Austin
From the following persons, by Mr. Hezekiah Hall, viz. Hannah Hall,
From a Female Cent Society in Rowley, by Mrs. Harriet Tucker, the
Collected by the late Rev. Dr. Buckminster, of Portsmouth, for the trans-
29. From the Female Heathen's Friend Society in NewBedford 23 72 From a branch of the same Society at Dartmouth
From the Washington Benevolent Society in Peru, county of Berkshire
From females in the same town, by John Leland, jun. Esq.
8. From the Foreign Mission Society of Norwich and the Vicinity, by Hezekiah Perkins, Esq. the Treasurer, viz.
towards the translations
towards foreign missions
18 97-242 85
12. From Mr. Daniel Nettleton, of Washington, (Con.) by the Rev. E. Porter
15. From Frederic Cheseborough, of Stonington, (Con.) 16. From David R. Dixon, Utica, (N.Y.)
From the following persons, by Mr. Henry Hudson of Hartford, (Con.) as agent of the Board; viz.
From individuals in Greensborough (Vt.) by Ephraim Strong, Esq. for missions
From the Rev. Giles H. Cowles, of Austinburgh, Ohio, for missions 1
for Serampore loss
From a young lady, a friend of missions, at Cairo, Greene
From a friend of missions and translations in Winchester, (Con.) by the Rev. Frederic Marsh
From sundry persons in Farmington, (Con.)
*This sum is part of a donation of $400 devoted to the purposes of the Board by the Rev. Mr. Thompson, with interest from Sept. 3, 1812. cured by good notes, and will be published among donations, ceived. The interest already received, and which may be appear in the annual accounts.
The remainder is sewhen the notes are rereceived hereafter, wili
GOD's Judgments upon the Wicked the Salvation of his Church; Two Sermons delivered at Hatfield in the Months of March and April, 1813, occasioned by the total rout and overthrow of the French armies in their late invasion of the Russian empire. By Joseph Lyman, D. D. Pastor of the church in said town. Northampton; William Butler. 1813.
A Display of Scriptural Prophecies, with their events, and the periods of their accomplishment. Compiled from Rollin,
Prideaux, Newton, and other eminent writers. By Aaron Kinne, A. M. minister of the Gospel. Boston; Samuel T. Armstrong. 1813. pp. 20.
Bible News of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, as reported by Rev. Noah Worcester, A. M. Not Correct. In a letter to a friend inclined to credit that news. Boston; S. T. Armstrong. 1813. pp. 18.
A Series of Lectures, delivered in Park Street Church, Boston, on Sabbath evening. By Edward D. Griffin, D. D. Pastor of Park Street Church. Boston; Nathaniel Willis. 1813. pp. 327.
In Mendon (N J.) a young lady by the name of TOMPKINS was killed lately by lightning, while in the house of public worship on the Sabbath. Four others were hurt.
At Lorraine, near Sacket's harbor, died Capt. JOHN NICKELS, sailing master of U. S. frigate Constitution.
At New Haven, (Con.) Mrs. ELIZABETH DAGGETT, wife of Henry Daggett, Esq. aged 60.
At Bellingham, (Mass.) on the 12th ult. the Rev. VALENTINE W. RATHBUN, late pastor of the first Baptist church in Bridge
At Concord, (N. H.) between March 10th, and May 6th, 24 persons, of the spotted fever. Sixteen of these were U. S. soldiers. There had been 247 cases of the fever.
At Walpole, (N. H.) the Rev. THOMAS FESSENDEN, aged 74.
At Portland, the Hon. DANIEL ILSLEY, Esq. aged 73.
At Norfolk, (Vir.) Capt. H. M. ALLEN, of U. S. artillery.
At Hartford, (Ver.) on the 22d ult. the Rev. EDEN BURROUGHS, D. D. pastor of the church in Dartmouth College, and a trustee of that institution, aged 75; and, on the Tuesday preceding, his wife, aged 68; both of the prevailing fever. They died in peace and Christian triumph after lives of eminent piety and usefulness.
At Warner, (Mass.) the Rev. WILLIAM KELLY, aged 68. Harvard College, 1761. At Lee, (Mass.) of the prevailing epi
demic, on the 20th of March last, Mr. CHARLES BACKUS HYDE, son of the Rev. Alvan Hyde, D. D. aged 17.
At Pomona, (Md.) the Rev. GEORGE RALPH, aged 61.
On board the Chesapeake, June 6, Capt. JAMES LAWRENCE, of that frigate, in consequence of wounds received in the late battle between the Chesapeake and Shannon, aged about 31.
At Boston, on the 4th inst. Lieut. OCTAVIUS A. PAGE, first of the Chesapeake, of a fever, son of the late Governor Page of Virginia, aged 28,
At Geneva, (N. Y.) the Rev. JEDIDIAH CHAPMAN, aged 72, in the fifty-second year of his ministry.
At Columbia, (S. C.) several members of the College in that place, of the typhus fever; in consequence of which the students had been discharged till Oct. next.
Near Harrisburg, (Pa.) Gen. MICHAEL SIMPSON, aged 80.
At Hardwick, the Rev. DAVID BATES, pastor of the Baptist society in Dana, aged 52.
At Philadelphia, from May 1 to 29, there were 119 deaths, 82 adults and 57 children; 20 of consumption, 30 of typhus fever, 5 of apoplexy.
At Bennington, (Vt.) the Hon. MOSES ROBINSON, Esq. formerly governor of that state, aged 72.
At New Orleans, EVANS JONES, Esq. President of the late U. S. Branch Bank in that place.
At Halifax, on the 13th inst. AUGUSTUS
C. LUDLOW, first acting lieutenant of the Chesapeake, in consequence of wounds received when that frigate was captured.
On board the Chesapeake, during the action on the 1st inst. WILLIAM A. WHITE, sailing master, killed by the first broadside from the Shannon, aged 26.
Also, in the same action, JAMES BROOME, 1st lieut. of marines, three midshipmen, and 43 officers and seamen beside those above named.
At Richmond, (Vir.) Gen. JAMES WOOD, an officer in the revolutionary war and a member of the Executive Council of that
At Exeter, (N. H.) a woman named
DrE, supposed to be 105 years old, a descendant of the aborigines of this country.
At Deerfield, (Mass.) Mr. JONATHAN CHAPMAN, aged 59, murdered in a quarrel, according to the verdict of the coroner's inquest.
At New Haven, (Con.) Gen. JAMES MERRIMAN, a member of the Legislature of that state, aged 52.
At Woodstock, (Ver.) Rev. ANDREW SMITH, pastor of the church in the south parish of that town, aged 60.
At Sheffield, (Mass.) Rev. EPHRAIM JUDSON, pastor of the church in that town, aged 75.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
My Shepherd's voice still guides my feet,
I hear his voice-his voice is sweet--
No stranger's call can cheat my ear
And leave my heav'nly Guide!
He leads me where the purest streams
If I should fall-I often do
He lifts me up amain:
When care or sickness break my rest,
What does my Shepherd ask for all
CHRISTIAN Soldier! watchful stand!
TO SUBSCRIBERS AND PATRONS.
It has been found quite inconvenient, ever since the first publication of this work, that the volume should commence in June, instead of commencing, as has been usual with similar works, at the beginning of the year. Subscribers often send from a distance to take the work from January. This cannot be allowed, on the present plan, as it would make incomplete volumes. Mistakes often originate from the circumstance that each volume includes part of two years. It is obviously more convenient, on many accounts, both to us and our subscribers, that each volume should begin and end with the year. But to remedy this inconvenience has always been considered a difficult thing. The
best method, which has ever been proposed, is, in our estimation, one which has lately been urged upon us by some of our friends, and which we state for the consideration of our subscribers generally. It is this: That in each of the months of August, September, October, November, and December next, two numbers should be issued, so that twelve numbers of the current volume may be printed before the last day of December, and all future volumes begin with January and end with the same year. The only change which this arrangement will make, in respect to the time of payment, will be, that payment will become due for the current volume two months earlier, than if no alteration had taken place; and, in all future years, the sixth number will be issued in June instead of November; of course payment will become due about the first of July instead of the first of December.
If this plan shall be as acceptable to our subscribers in general, as it has been to those who have already been made acquainted with it, we shall enter upon the execution of it in August. In that case, we shall need the assistance of all our correspondents, and shall hold ourselves bound to apply our most strenuous exertions to the work. We shall then be able to bring up the religious intelligence, which has for some time crouded upon us, and to notice several new publications, which we have not had room to review hitherto.
We are also urged to enlarge the Panoplist after the current volume; and have concluded to make a proposal on that subject. If it shall appear, that our subscribers in general are desirous of having the work larger than it is at present, we shall add eight pages to every number, and enlarge the page so that it shall contain one fourth part more than it now does. In that case, the price will be advanced to three dollars a year. The number of pages will be 672 in a volume, containing as much as 840 of our present pages, and more than the Edinburgh or Quarterly Review contains, each of which, as republished in this country, sells for five dollars a year. The Minor Panoplist will be proportionally enlarged, and sold for one dollar and fifty cents a volume. The work will then be the cheapest of the kind, according to the labor bestowed upon it, ever published originally, or republished, in this country. We shall not be able to adopt this plan, unless an extensive and liberal patronage is secured. It is hardly supposable that any real friend to the work, who wishes to have it enlarged, will object on account of the advance in the price, when for five cents a month he will receive additional matter equal to what is now contained in 22 pages; or, if he takes the Minor, for two and a half cents he will have an addition equal to what is now contained in 13 such pages. We wish to consult the inclinations of subscribers in all matters like those which have now been stated, as we have no interest which clashes with the greatest utility of our work. We respectfully request subscribers, therefore, to express their opinions on these subjects to our agents, and our agents to communicate them to us, so that we may determine by the first of August next whether to close the volume in December,
We have the satisfaction of stating, that if the debts for the last volume are collected, and the few remaining copies are sold, about six hundred and fifty dollars will remain, as clear profits, to aid the missionary cause, under the direction of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Those who now owe for that volume will bear this in mind, and, we doubt not, will feel a peculiar obligation to make payment. Should the patronage of the Panoplist be increased, the amount of clear profits to be hoped in future will be more than proportionally increased.
We decline inserting the questions proposed by L. S. The discussion of them would, in our opinion, be worse than useless to most readers of a religious magazine. The Account of the Revival of Religion in Greenwich, will be inserted in our pages; though perhaps in a somewhat abridged form.
PHILOMATHETES is received.
Several obituary notices are omitted for want of room.
The Essay On the Study of the Mind, as connected with preaching the Gospel, has been sometime under consideration. We doubt whether it would be useful; and therefore decline publishing it.
The pecuniary accounts of the Massachusetts Missionary Society are intended to be published next month.