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THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. and have sufficient information to
instruct others. The friends of this On the day next following the meet.' rising institution ask the blessing of ing of the Maine Missionary Society, God upon it. They also ask for do. “The Theological Society,” lately nations from all who are disposed to incorporated in the District of Maine, contribute for the good of the Church for the education of prous young men for of Christ. the Ministry, was organized at the August 11, 1812. same place, and the following Offi. cers were unanimously elected for the present year.
ADDRESS ON THE ABUSE OF SPIR:
The following Address to the
Secretary. churches and people of Connecticut, Hon. AMMI R. MITCHELL, on the subject of the intemperate North Yarmouth, Treasurer.
use of ardent spirits is taken from the Proceedings of the General As.
sociation of Connecticut. The President, Secretary, and
Treasurer, ex officios. THE General Association of Con. Rev. Kiah Bagley, New Castle, necticut, taking into consideration Kev. Fotham Sewall, Chesterville, the undue consumption of ardent Rev. Jonathan Ward, Alna, spirits in this State; the enormous Rev. Francis Brown,
sacrifice of property annually made North Yarmouth.
in this way; the consequent alarm. Rev. William Jenks, Bath, ing prevalence of intemperance; the kev. Eliphalet Gillet, Hallowell, deadly effect of this sin upon health Rev. Jonathan Sawyer, Bangor, and intellects, upon families and soRev. Mighill Blood, Buckstown, cieties, upon our civil and religious Rev. David Thurston, Winthrop, institutions, and especially its influ. Rev. Asa Rand, Gorham,
ence to render ineffectual the means The first Annual Meeting of said of grace, and to bring upon the souls Society, is to be holden at Portland, of men everlasting destruction, have on the second Wednesday of Octo considered it as their duty to submit ber next, and Rev. Eliphalet Gillet to the churches and congregations is appointed to preach.
under their care the following re. It is sincerely hoped, that this So. commendations. ciety will receive the patronage of 1. It is recommended to all the the wealthy and pious, as it has for ministers in connexion with this its object the preparation of such Association, that by appropriate dis. young men, as are hopefully pious courses on the subject, they en. and have some previous learning, deavour to call up the attention of and other qualifications, for the Gos. their people, and impress their minds pel Ministry. It is to be lamented with a sense of the evils of intemthat this District, in particular, is perance, and the importance of unitoverrun with illiterate sectaries, ma. ing their efforts to effect a reformany of whom, there is great reason to tion, or at least to prevent the accu. fear, are subverting the Gospel of mulation of these evils. Christ, and leading immortal souls 2. And that example may give to destruction. Those who have efficacy to precept, it is recommend. the good of Zion at heart, cannot ed to the district associations in this be too much engaged to counteract State, to abstain from the use of ar. the vices of the times, and dissemin. dent spirits at their various ecclesi. ate true, genuine, evangelical piety: astical meetings. One way to do this must be to send 3. To the members of our church. forth Preachers who are experimen- es it is recommended that on this tally acquainted with divine truth, subject they avoid the very appear.
ance of evil, and that they carefully of their brethren in the ministry, of abstain both from the unlawful vend. the members of our churches, and of ing of spirits, and from purchasing the persons who lament and desire and drinking spirits where they are to check the progress of this evil, sold in contravention of the law; that they neither express nor indulge, that they exercise over one another the melancholy apprehension that a careful vigilance, and administer nothing can be done on this subject; faithfully, when necessary, brotherly a prediction eminently calculated to admonition, and maintain in refer. paralize exertion and become the ence to this subject an efficient dis- disastrous cause of its own fulfil. cipline; that it be understood also ment. For what if the reformation that civility does not require, and of drunkards be hopeless, may we espediency does not permit the pro. not stand between the living and the duction of ardent spirits as a part of dead, and pray and labor with effect hospitable entertainment in social to stay the spreading plague? and visits.
what if some will perish after all 4. To parents and all heads of that can be done, shall we make no families, it is earnestly recommend. efforts to save any from destruction, ed, that they dispense with the or. because we may not be able to turn dinary use of ardent spirits in their away every one from the path of families; that they early and often ruin? admonish those under their care of But how are we assured that noththe evils of intemperance, of their ing can be done? Is it impossible for danger of falling into the ways in God to reform and save us? Has he which they are liable to be overcome, made known bis purpose to give us and that they restrain them as far over to destruction? Has he been ac. as may be from places of temptation, customed to withhold his blessing
5. To Farmers, Mechanics, and from humble efforts made to rescue Manufacturers, we recommend ear. men from the dominion of sin? Have nest and prudent exertion to dimin. not all past efforts for reformation ish the quantity of ardent spirits commenced under circumstances of consumed in their several employ apparent discouragement, and all ments, by the substitution of other great achievements usually begun in palatable and nutritious drinks, and little things? The kingdom of heaven by giving an additional compensa. was itself in the beginning as a grain tion, if necessary, to laborers who of mustard seed, and the apostles, will dispense entirely with the use had they consulted appearances only, of ardent spirits.
had never made an effort to enlighte 6. To extend information and im. en the world. press the public mind on this sub. Immense evils, we are persuaded, ject, it is further recommended, that afflict communities, not because they special efforts be made to circulate are incurable, but because they are pamphlets and tracts calculated to tolerated; and great good remains effect this purpose, particularly a often unaccomplished, merely be Sermon by the Rev. E. Porter, and a cause it is not attempted. pamphlet on the same subject by Dr. If the evil, however, were trivial, Rush, of Philadelphia.
or the means of its prevention ardu7. It is recommended that volun. ous and uncertain, despondency tary Associations be formed in the would be less criminal. But it is a different towns and societies of the wasting consumption fastening upon State, to aid the civil magistrates in the vitals of society; a benumbing the execution of the law, and to ex. palsy extending to the extremities ert their influence according to their of the body; a deep and rapid torbest discretion for the removal of this rent, bearing the wreck of nations in growing evil.
its course, and undermining rapidly And that these practical measures, the foundations of our own. It is a may not be rendered ineffectual, the case, therefore, of life and death; Association do most earnestly entreat and what we do must be done quick
ly; for while we deliberate, our they be suffered, without molesta. strength decays, and our foundations tion, to extend from year to year the totter.
work of death? If our streets swarm. Let the attention of the public ed with venomous reptiles and beasts then be called up to this subject. of prey, would our children be bitten Let ministers, and churches, and and torn in pieces before our eyes, parents, and magistrates, and physi. and no efforts be made to expel these cians, and all the friends of civil and deadly intruders? But intemperance religious order unite their counsels is that invading enemy preparing and their efforts, and make a faithful chains for us; intemperance is that experiment; and the word and the band of assassins scattering poison providence of God afford the most and death; intemperance is that as. consoling prospect of success. semblage of reptiles and beasts of
Our case is indeed an evil one, but prey, destroying in our streels the it is not hopeless. Unbelief and sloth lambs of the flock. may ruin us, but the God of heaven, To conclude, if we make a united if we distrust not his mercy and exertion and fail of the good intend. tempt him not by neglecting our du. ed, nothing will be lost by the exer. ty, will help us, we doubt not, to tion, we can but die, and it will be retrieve our condition, and to trans. glorious to perish in such an effort. mit to our children the precious in. But if, as we confidently expect, it heritance received from our fathers. shall please the God of our fathers
The spirit of missions which is to give us the victory, we may se. pervading the State, and the effu cure to millions the blessings of the sions of the Holy Spirit in revivals of life that now is, and the ceaseless religion, are blessed indications that blessings of the life to come. God has not forgotten to be gracious.
With these encouragements to exertion shall we stand idle? Shall we bear the enormous tax of our vices, more than sufficient to support the Gospel, the civil government of the By request of the Professors in this State, and every school and literary Institution we insert the following institution? Shall we witness around notice. us the fall of individuals; the misery of families; the war upon health and AGREEABLY to a vote of the Trus. intellect, upon our religious institu. TEES, we hereby give notice to apo tions and civil order, and upon the plicants for admission into this Semisouls of men, without an effort to nary, that, according to the regulaprevent the evil? Who is himself se. tions of the Institution, all admissions cure of life in the midst of such con. are required to be made at the begin. tagion? And what evidence have we ning of the winter term, or as near that the plague will not break into that time as possible. The reason of our own families, and that ourchildren this requisition is, that those who may not be among the victims, who enter, at a later period in the year, shall suffer the miseries of life and unavoidably lose the opportunity of the pains of eternal death through pursuing their studies in a regular our sloth and unbelief?
way. Had a foreign army invaded our
E. PORTER, land, to plunder our property and take
I.. Woods, Professors. away our liberty, should we tamely
M. STUART, S bow to the yoke and give up without a Andover, Aug. 20, 1812. struggle! If a band of assassins were N. B. The winter Term commen. scattering poison and filling the land ces six weeks after the fourth Wed. with widows and orphans, would nesday in September.
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT AX
Speech of the Hon. George Sulli.
van, at the late Rockingham ConvenA Discourse delivered at the funer- tion, with the memorial and resolu. al of the Rev. Elihu Thayer, D. D. tions, and report of the Committee of Pastor of the church in Kingston, (N. Elections. Exeter; E, C. Beals. 1812. H.) who departed this life April 3, pp. 30. 1812, aged 65. By John Hubbard Courage and success to the Good; Church, Pastor of the Church in Pel. a Discourse delivered at the Tabernaham, Exeter; Charles Norris & Co. cle in Salem, Aug. 20, 1812, the day
A Discourse in two parts, deliver of National Humiliation and Prayer, ed July 23, 1812, on the public fast in on account of the war with Great the chapel of Yale College. By Tim. Britain. Also the substance of a Disothy Dwight, D. D. L. L. D. Presi. course, delivered Sabbath Day, Aug. dent of that Seminary. Published at 9, 1812. By Samuel Worcester, D.D. the request of the students and others. Salem; Joshua Cushing. New Haven; Howe & Deforest. A Sermon delivered May 3, 1812,
A Fast Sermon delivered in the at the funeral of Samuel Abbot, Esq. North Presbyterian Meeting House one of the Founders of the Theologi. in Hartford, July 23, 1812. By Nathan cal Seminary in Andover, Published Strong, Pastor of the church. Hart- by request of the Trustees and Visi. ford; Peter B. Gleason.
By Leonard Woods, D. D. Third Report of the Connecticut Abbot Professor of Christian Theolo. Bible Society. Hartford; Hudson & gy. Boston; Samuel T. Armstrong. Goodwin. 1812.
A Sermon preached in Boston, JuA Missionary Sermon, delivered in ly 23, 1812, the day of the public the North Presbyterian Meeting fast appointed by the Executive of House in Hartford, on the evening of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 19, 1812, at the request of the in consequence of the declaration of Trustees of the Missionary Society of war against Great Britain. By Wil. Bonnecticut. By Diodate Brockway, liam Ellery Channing, minister of the Pastor of the church in Ellington. church in Federal Street. Boston;
An Oration delivered at Salem, on Greenough and Stebbins. the fourth of July, 1812. By Benja. The institution and proceedings of min Pierce. Salcm; Thomas C. Cush. the Society of the Cincinnati, formed ing
by the officers of the United States, Laborers needed in the harvest of at the cantonment on the banks of Christ; a Sermon delivered at Sution, Hudson's river, May 10, 1783: with (Mass.) March 18, 1812, as prelimi. the proceedings of the Massachusetts nary to the formation of a society in State Society of the Cir.cinnati, from the county of Worcester, for the aid its organization, June 9, 1783 to July of pious young men with a view to the 4, 1811. Boston, T. B. Wait and ministry. By Benjamin Wood, Pas. Co. tor of the church in Upton. Worces. A Protest against the War; a Dis. ter; I. Sturtevant.
course delivered at Byfield, Fast A Sermon preached at Northamp- Day, July 23, 1812. By E. Parish, ton before the Foreign Missionary So. D. D. Two editions. Newburyport; ciety of Northampton and the neigh. E. W. Allen. boring towns, at their first meeting, The salvation of all men the great March 31, 1812. By Evan Johns, A. object of a faithful preacher; a Ser. M. Northampton; Wm. Butler, mon delivered at the ordination of
Touchstone to the People of the Mr. James Johnson to the work of United States, on the choice of a the Gospel ministry in Potsdam, President. New York; Pelsue & (N. Y.) March 11, 1812. By Amos Gould, 1812. pp. 56.
Pettengill of Champlain. Platts burgli, (N. Y.) A. C. Flagg.
A discourse delivered at Trinity A journal of Travels in England Church, Boston, July 23, 1812, on Holland, and Scotland, and of two the day of public fast in Massachu. passages over the Atlantic, in the setts, upon the declaration of war years 1805 and 1806. In two vol. against Great Britain. By John S. J. umes. By Benjamin Silliman, Esq. Gardiner, A. M. Rector. Boston; 12mo; second edition. Boston; T. B. Munroe and Francis.
Wait and Co, 1812.
IN THE PRESS.
NEW EDITIONS. The Triennial Catalogue of Har. vard College. Cambridge: Hilliard Samuel T. Armstrong is printing and Metcalf. 1812.
a volume of Original Sermons on va. Retrospection, a poem in familiar rious important subjects of doctrine
By Richard Cumberland. and practice. By the Rev, Nathan. Boston; Bradford Read. 1812. ael Emmons, D. D.
DONATIONS TO FOREIGN MISSIONS.
July 30-Aug. 11. From friends of missions in sums under $5 each $6 Aug, 11. From the Rev. Rufus Anderson's Society in Wenham, a contribution
12 50 25. From individuals in Middlebury, (Conn.) by the hands of the Rev. Mark Mead
30 00 The following sums were transmitted by Mr. Timothy Dwight,
65 00 26. From Cornelius by mail, (the Cazenovia post-mark)
$183 50 N. B. The foregoing donations, and those published heretofore in the Panoplist, comprise the whole that has been received by the Treasurer to Aug. 31st, when the annual accounts were made up.
The length of the very elaborate communication on Eastern Translations does not permit the usual variety, in this number; especially as we print a half-sheet less than common, having printed a half-sheet more in our number for July. We consider it very important that Christians in this country should be thoroughly acquainted with the evangelical exertions now making in Asia; and, therefore feel under great obligations to the correspondent, who has favored us with the papers on that interesting subject.
Several errors of the press escaped detectio:1 in the Review of Mr. Abbor's Pamphlet, &c. in our last number. Most of them were corrected after a part of the impression was struck off. An important one occurs, p. 144, col. 1, line 22 from bottom, wliere instead of “are most satisfied" read “are not sat. isfied.”
* In addition to the sum of $107 received in March last. Samuel T. ARMSTRONG will shortly have for sale, in a very cheap form, for gratuitous distribution, Dr. Rush's Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits; together with other interestiog information on this subject. Orders are solicited: