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that neither of these events may be We have begun to translate the the result of our labours ; but that sacred scriptures into the Orissa, we may be instrumental in so putting Mahratta, Persian, and Hindoostanee the gospel into the hands and hearts languages. A beginning is made in of the Hindoos, as that they may not printing the Mahratta New Testavery long stand in need of the assist- ment, and a fount of types for the ance of foreigners.
Orissa is partly cut. We have long In order to ensure, as far as our had it in mind to station a brother in powers extend, the universal diffusion Orissa, near to the temple of Juggerof gospel light, we have, as you know, We think of doing this in a been long employed in translating, short time. These types will then printing, and circulating the oracies be of great importance. of God, knowing that this is a seed Since the 25th of March, five per-, which can never perish, be the soil sons have been added; and though ever so barren, and the seasons ever we have not been without trials reso unfavourable. The progress made specting our members, yet we have in this work calls for many thanks to had less necessity to exercise painful HM who is eminently styled the discipline, than in
former FORD OF god. By these means, periods. and the circulation of tracts, knowl. We have all had our health in a edge spreads wide and fast. Further gre measure preserved. In those to accomplish this great object, we cases in which it was affected for a are now forming subordinate stations short time, God graciously interfered, in different parts of the country, that, and removed every complaint. should any thing happen to the work Signed by all the brethren present. at Serampore, the cause may live and
To be continued. spread from other quarters. Witla this object in view we also encourage the gifts of our native brethren, and to put them forward in publishing The Female Charitable Society at the word of the Lord. We inculcate Whitestown, (N. Y.) have voted their upon them that this is their cause, second annual collection of $130, to and that it is their country which is be added to the funds of the Hampsinking into ruin beneath the load of shire Missionary Society. abominable idolatry. Further: We The late Richard Devens, Esq. of have done as much as in usa lies Charlestown, bequeathed to this soto promote a disposition to read ciety ten shares in the Fire Insurance among the natives at large, by estab. Company in Boston ; and an equal lishing schools ; and in this part of amount to the Connecticut Missiona. our labours we have been assisted by ry Society, and the Massachusetts several benevolent Europeans. Missionary Society.
sert, the bon-chretien pears, were call. Return to the ancient regime in Paris. ed bon-republicain. The names also The streets of Pariş are resuming of persons were changed, from King, their former names. The saints are Duke, Earl, Marquis, &c. to Tenthi established in their dignity ; and ma- of August, Mountain, Right Side, ny famous apostles, some years back, Equality, &c. All those, also, who are reduced to their original nothing. began their name with Saint ;-Saint ness. St. John, St. Paul, St. Augus- Laurent, Saint Martin, Saint Clair, tin, had given place to Brutiis, Anax- were ordered to call themselves plain agoras, Publicola, &c. The taverns Laurent, Martin, and Clair. The bad even changed the names of the churches, also, are undergoing repar, fryits of which they formed the des- ations, and restorations from the ef
fects of the revolution. Several pic-oured to lay hold of him. He replied tures have lately been painted for that he was really alive ; that he churches: and an artist has avowedly spoke to him; but that having repeatset apart his residence, for the con- edly endeavoured to lay bold of him, venience of repairing pictures, &c. he had never been able to succeed. which have been damaged. He has He added, I told him yesterday, that several young men engaged in this I was going to a Catholic priest, who branch of art solely; and he has would force him to let me alone. I received many commissions as well blessed him, according to the form of for new pictures, &c. as for repairing the ritual, and gave him two images old ones.
of St. Ignatius, one to carry about
him, the other to fasten to his door : INDIES, EAST.
nothing has appeared to him since.
“ Our colonies have laden more Death of the Great Mogul, Shah than sixty vessels with wheat and toAllum.
bacco on the northern districts of the Shah Allum, the Great Mogul, or Wolga, because it has rained three Emperor of Delhi, died on the 19th times. Last year's harvest was very of November, 1806. Aged 82. His abundant. It sometimes happens that reign was long and disastrous, having the land, though very fertile, but dri. lasted 44 years. The Mogul Empire ed by the ardent heat of the sun, hard. was, indeed, decayed, and decaying, ly returns the seed sown ; nor even at the accession of Shah Allum, but bad grass. Tobacco and wheat, during his reign that decay has been which form the riches of the country, so total, as to leave nothing more are bought by the rich merchants of than the title of Emperor. History our city, who sell it again to the Rus. can scarcely furnish a parallel to the sians, to be sent to Moscow, Peters. rapid deterioration of the Mogul burgh, Astracun, and even to Engdominion, and the cities of Delhi and land. Agra, the seats of its former splen- “ Our colonists, forced to sow and dour and power. The rise of this to reap within the short space of three Empire was sudden; from the acces. months, labour night and day : and as sion of Akber in 1555, to the Persian there are vast districts rendered bar. invasion under Nadir Shah in 1738; ren by saltpetre, those which are fer. a space of 283 years. The Emperor's tile are sometimes at great distances remains were interred with great from the people's habitations. They funeral pomp and splendour, in the therefore set off on a Monday for the vault of his ancestors. He is succeed. scene of their labours, in waggons ed by his eldest son, Mirza Akber which serve them as tents for the Shah, who ascended the Musnud in' purposes of a little repose during the public state the same day. He has night. They take with them whatever assumed the title of Akber Saunee. they expect to want, to last them till
the next Sunday. They convey in
this manner the children at the breast, Jesuit Missionaries. Extracts from which they place in their little beds ; letters of the Jesuit Missionaries, sent and afterwards in pretty little covered into that part of Tartary, which is vehicles, because the waggons are too subject to Russia.
rough, and would expose them too Father Richard writes from Cath- severely to joltings. erinestadt, government of Sarathon, “ There is nothing astonishing in May 22, 1806 :
the devil's desire to preserve some " A Lutheran, of a neighbouring part of his dominion in this country, colony, who had gained a suit at law, where he was adored not thirty years complained incessantly that his (liva ago, by the Ojergisians, the Calonucs, ing) antagonist, followed him night &c. in the idols which still exist. and day, without allowing him any re. Our people place them at the corners pose. He was brought to me. I ex- of their wooden houses, to keep the amined him, and asked him whether waggons oft. They are large blocks this man was really alive, whether he of a reddish coloured marble, exspoke to him, whether he had endeav. tremely hard, which is brought from
a great distance : for there is no kind
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Vols. I. and II. of the Life of Sam. can travellers, voyagers, and geoguel Johnson, L.L.D. comprehending raphers. By Elijah Parish, A. M. an account of his studies, and numer. minister of Byefield, Massachusetts. ous works, in chronological order ; a Newburyport. Thomas & Whipple. series of bis epistolary correspondence Elements of Natural Philosophy, ar. and conversations with many eminent ranged under the following heads : persons; and various original pieces matter and motion, the universe, the of his composition, never before pub- solar system, the fixed stars, the lished. The whole exhibiting a view earth considered as a planet, the atof literature and literary men in Great mosphere, meteors, springs, rivers, Britain for, near half a century, during seas, fossils, plants, animals, the hu. which he flourished. By James Bos- man frame, and the human underwell, Esq. Ist American from 5th standing. Philad. J. P. Parke, price London edition. In 3 volumes. 8vo. 50 cents. Boston, published by W. Andrews The Christian Ministry, the qualifi. and L. Blake, and Cushing & Apple. cation requisite for it, in duties, diffi. ton of Salem. Greenough & Stebbins, culties, encouragements, &c. considprinters. 1807. Vol. 1. Pp. 500. ered in two Sermons, delivered before Vol. II. pp. 512.
the Church and Society, in the East The Chill's Assistant in the art of parish of Bridgewater, Nov. 9, 1806, reading. Being a collection of pieces, the second Sabbath after the author's suited to the capacities of children, in ordination. By James Flint, A. M. the early stages of education. De pastor of the chureh in that place. signed as a Medium between the 8vo. Boston. Russell & Cutler. Spelling Book, and the American Se. Letters of the late Lord Lyttleton, lection of Lessons, American Pre- only son of the venerable George ceptor, and other books of a similar Lord Lyttleton, and chief justice in kind. By Samuel Temple, A. M. all. Eyre, &c. &c. The first American thor of an Introduction to Arithme. edition, complete in one volume, Svo. tic, Third edition. Boston. Lincoln To which is now first added a memoir & Edmands. 1807.
concerning the author, including an A compendious system of Universal account of some extraordinary cir. Geography, designed for schools. cumstances attending bis death. Compiled from the latest and most Troy, N. Y. Wright, Goodenow, distinguished European and Ameri- & Co.
of different colonies. Reduction of
protest against his conduct. The
Bacon excites rebellion Its unhapThe first volume, which is ready py consequences. Andros's treat. for the press, brings down the history ment of the Jerseys. Q110-warrantos to the year 1760. The second vol.
are issued against the New England ume is in forwardness, and it is ex- charters. The oppressive adminis. pected the whole will be completed tration of Sir Edmund Andros. Sir in such period, as that, after the first Edmund seized by the people at volume shall have been put to press, Boston. Joy excited by the acces. (which will be the next spring at sion of William and Mary to the farthest) the others will be in readi. throne of Britain, ness to succeed it, without delay.
Some idea of this work may be The first assembly in New York. formed from the contents of the sev. King James's treatment of the coloeral chapters which follow.
ny. Leisler's usurpation. The setCHAP. I.
tlement of New Hampshire, and its Introduction Sketches of the separation from Massachusetts. The principal discoveries of North Amer.
settlement of Pennsylvania. The ica ; of the state of the country when countries on the Delaware become a discovered ; of the character, man. distinct jurisdiction. Revolution in ners, religion, government, language, the Jerseys. Intrigue and corrupprobable numbers and geographical tion in Carolina. Abuse of the situation of the natives.
French protestants. Establishment
of episcopacy and persecution of the Attempts of the French and Span. Dissenters. iards to make settlements in Caroli.
Patent of Sir Walter Raleigh Ravages of the French and Inand his attempts to piant a colony. "dians in King William's and Queen Sketches of the patents, discovery Ann's wars. Destruction of Sche. and settlement of Virginia, New nectada, Salmon Falls and Casco. York, Plymouth, Massachusetts, The reduction of Port Royal. Sir Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode
William Phipps' unsuccessful atIsland ; and of the principal occur. tempt on Canada. Major Schuy. rences attending their settlement.
ler's expedition. The
of New England. Arma: Oppressions of the Virginians un- ment from the French under the der the administration of Sir John Marquis of Nesmond for the reduc. Harvey. Another massacre by the In- tion of Boston and New York. The dians. War with them. Confederation remarkable preservation of New of the New England colonies. Their York, and the country in general. success in christianising the natives. The uncommon cruelties of this war. The Virginians, refusing obedience Depredations and distressed state of to the Lord protector, he dispatches New England in Queen Ann's war. Ex. an armament against them. They pedition of Colonel Church. Expecapitulate. His different treatment dition of Colonel Nicholson to Wood
treek. Reduction of Port Royal and Braddock defeated by the French and Acadia. Expedition against Canada Indians. Laron Dieskau defeated under Admiral Walker and Briga. and taken by General Johnson. Un. dier Hill. The loss of New England' happy division of the Southern coloin these wars, and their general ef- nies. Colonel Bradstreet defeats a fect on the country.
party of the enemy. Oswego taken, CHAP. VII.
Inactivity of Lord Loudon. Conduct Expedition against St Augustine.' of the Southern colonies. CompariDefeat of the French in Carolina. son between the campaign of 1753 Palatines settle in North Carolina. and 1756. Massacre by the Corees and Tusca.
Expedition against them. Preparations for the campaign in General conspiracy of the Indians 1757. Plan of operation in America against the Carolinians. War with changed, and Louisburg becomes them. Distressed state of the col. its only object. This is reinforced, ony. It revolts from the proprietary and the expedition is postponed. Fort government, and effects a revolution. William Henry taken by the French. Under the government of Great Brit. The country is alarmed, and great ain enjoyed safety, prosperity, and reinforcements sent forward to Al. general satisfaction.
bany and Fort Edward. The cam. CHAP. Vill.
paign closes with losses and shame. Settlement of North Carolina. The provincials lose all confidence in First voyage made to that country. the British Commanders. Change Interview with the natives. Their of men, 1758. Armament against kindness. Settlement of Albemarle Louisburg. Its seige and capture by and Cape Fear. Revolt in Albe. General Amherst. Defeat at Ticonmarle. Deed from the proprietors. deroga. Du Qulesne taken by Gen. Constitution of the colony. Pala. eral Forbes. tines plant themselves on the Roan. oke. "The colony is purchased by Plan of the campaign of 1759. Exthe crown, and the government be pedition against Ticonderoga and comes regal. The plan and patent Crown Point, Niagara and Quebec. for the settlement of Georgia. Set- Action at the falls of Montmorency. tlements made. Regulations of the The camp removes to Point Levi. Trustees. Expedition against St. The troops land above the town. Augustine. Spaniards invade Georgia Battle of Quebec. General Wolfe and are defeated. The corporation and Montcalm killed. Quebec sursurrender their charter, and the gov. renders. Movements of General ernment becomes regal. General ob. Amherst on lake Champlain. servations relative to Georgia and the Southern colonies.
The MS, of the first volume of this
work has been submitted to the critic. War with the Eastern Indians. al inspection of the Rev. Dr. Dwight, Brunswick destroyed. Canso sur. President of Yale College, and the prised, and seventeen vessels taken Hon. John Trumbull, Esq. one of the by the enemy. Attempts to engage Judges of the Supreme Court, in the five nations in war with the East. Connecticut ; both well known in the ern Indians. The English take and literary world, and has received their burn Norridgewock. Peace made decided approbation. The latter genwith the Indians. French war. Du. tleman writes thus to the author : viviere takes Canso. Expedition of “ Your style is neat, elegant, and the New Englanders against Louis, well suited to a history, which, comburg. Remarkable deliverance of prehending in one volume a long series New England.
of most important events, allows little
room for diffuse narration, and must Colonel Washington's expedition. owe its principal merit to conciseness, Convention at Albany. French war, perspicuity, and a judicions selection 1755. Reasons of the war. Expe- of the most important facts. Your dition against Nova Scotia, Fort du selection of facts, and manner of narQuesne, Crown Point, and Niagara. ration are very judicious. Your hisSuccess in Nova Scotia. General tory, in affording important informa