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Congregational church and society in Voted, That the thanks of the So. Guilford, (Conn.) Sermon by the ciety be given to his Excellency Caleb Rev. John Ellioti from Isa, vi, 8. Strong, the late President of the So.

On the 9th of Sep'ember last, the ciety, and to William Billings, Esq. Rev. STEPHEN HULL, to the care late a Trustee of the Society, having of the church and congregation in now resigned, for the faithful and Raynham. Sermon by the Rev. James important services, which they have Miltimore from 2 Cor. x, 4, 5. rendered to the Society.

The receip!s of the Society for the

year preceding the annual meeting HAMPSHIRE MISSIONARY SOCIETY. were as follows:

Contributions from towns The annual meeting of this Society and parishes within the limwas held at Northampton on the 27th its of the Society

S670 44 of August last, when the following From the Charitable Fe. gentlemen were chosen officers: viz. male Association in the Rev. JOSEPH LYMAN, D.D.


321 54 President. From Mr. Solomon GoodRev. Joux EMER-SON, V. President. ell

162 00 Hon. Ebenezer Hunt, Esq.

From the Female Charita. Rev, Solomon Williams,

ble Association in Whites. Justin Ely, Esq.

town, N. Y.)

140 85 Rev. David Parsons, D.D.

From a friend of missions 50 00 Hon. Joseph Lyman, Esq.

Legacy of Dea. Benjamin Rev. Enoch Hale,

Morton, late of Hatfield 50 CO Charles Phelps, Esq.

From the new settlements 78 36 Ethan Ely, Esq

From the Panoplist and Rev, Richard S. Storrs,

Magazine vol. iii

116 97 Mr. Natbaniel Smith,

Contributions at the meet. Buggles Woodbridge, Esq. Treas. ing of the Society

37 80 Rev. Enoch Hale, Cor. Sec,

Interest on the legacy, Rev, Payson Williston, Rec. Sec. &c.

5 97 Asa White, Esq.

Other donations

26 12 Auditing Sylvester Judd, Esq.

Committee, Elisha Billings, Esq.

$1,660 05 The Report of the Trustees states many encouraging circumstances, and

EXPENDITURES. furnishes many reasons for perseverance in the good work in which the For Missionary Services $884 18 Society has been engaged from its For books purchased 261 95 formation. God has been pleased to Miscellaneous expenses

33 65 prosper the labors of their missiona. ries in several places, particularly in

$1,179 78 Jamaica, and Stratton, (Ver.) Mr. The books consisted of nearly 300 Goodell, of the former town, has add. bound volumes, and above 600 pam. ed to his long distinguished liberality phlets. by giving 100 dollars to support one The funds of the Society consist of of the missions in Vermont, 50 to about $4 305 in promissory notes, bewards another, and 12 towards anothe sides ten shares in the Massachusetts er. It would give us great pleasure Fire and Marine Insurance Company, to insert uiis whole Report, did our The Society bave engaged six Mis. limits permit.

sionaries for a part of the ensuing Among the votes of the Society is year. the following:

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AN INSTANCE OF COURAGEOUS pressive of the high sense the Trus. HUMANITY.

tees entertain of his distinguished

exertions in saving the life of Wil. The followiug affecting incident is liam Plumer.” taken from the appendix to the Rev. Mr. Andrews's Sermon before the

SOCIETY FOR IMPROVEMENT IN Merrimac Humane Society. ,

SACRED MUSIC. 'On the 13th of July last, William A Society has been formed of individoals Plumer, a lad of about nine years of resident in West'vorough and the neigh. age, having been at play on a raft boring towns in the county of Worcester, near cap. Coombs's wharf, in New. and Hopkinton and Marlborough in the burvport, accidenially fell into the county of Middleser for the purpose of water, at a moment when the people, correcting the public taste in reference

to church music. of banishing from the who had been at work on the wharf,

sanctuary those light, airv festive tunes had gone home to dinner. He had which have of late vears intruded then. probabiy been in the water sometime, selves into Christian assemblies, and of and hał sunk once, before he was introducing in their stead genuine sacred discovered by capt. Coombs, who

music was passing that way and whose át.

The following gentlemen are the offitention was called to the spot by the

cers of the Society; viz. eries of a child on the raft

Rev. ACA PACKARD, President.

Rev. David LONG, less of the hazard to which he er. Mr. ABNER H. HARDY, posed his own life, this aged goontle.

Vice Presidents. man leaped froin the wharf, without Rev. NATHANIEL. Howe, Cor Sec.] removing any of his clhes, only Rev. BeVJÄMIN Wnop. Rec Sec. hastily throwing off his hat and wig;

Mr ASAPH Rice. Treasurer seiz:' } the chill in his arms, and

The first article of the Constitution de. was happilv snccessful in saving him

clares, “That the music which this Soci. from a watery grave

The water in

elv shall encomage, is the grave and sol. this place was from sixto seven feet

emn or that which corresponde with the

general character of the Middlesex and deep. and the listance from the Lock Hospital collectiong " wharf to the place where the lad Another article reqnires, that there be was struggling muigt have been as an annual exhibition, on the last Thursmuch as ten op: welve feel.'

dar in September annnally, at which After relating these facts the Com. time a sermon or dissertation on sacred mitter add,

music sha!! he delivered "Your Committee are happy in

The Sorleto consistent sometime ago of stating to the Trustees that this dis.

between 60 and 70 members. Persons of

immoral character are excluded. tinguished act of humanity has fallen to the lot of their late worthy Vice President, William Coombs, Esq. at the advanced age of seventy six years; and they participate the high satis

Two linhanny men were lately con. faction he must have experienced

victed of Piracy before the Circuit when the lad whom his heroic exer.

Court of the United States sitting in tion had rescued from premature

Boston; and were sentenced to be es. death, as soon as he had placed him

erited on the 10th of December. on the raft in safety, threw his arms

Their names are Samuel Tully and around his aged benefactor's neck

Fohn Dalton, alias Rowland Heathcote. and exclaimed -Oh! Sir, you have Though tried for piracy only, there sgord my life."

is reason to believe that they were The Trustees adjulged a gold guilty of murcler also. Thev are now medal to "William Coombs, Esq. ex:

confined in solitary cells of the State


prison in Charlestown, and liave been jects of prayer,) that they may be visried there by several of the clergy. brought to sincere penitence and Every pious person, who liexrs of genuine faith, before alt opportunity their miserable case, will pray, (dur. of repentance shall be lost to them ing the short time they continue sub. for ever.


Oct 28. From the Female Foreign Missionary Society in
Tyringham, by the hands of the Rev. Dr. Morse

S19 CO
Nov: 7. °Froin friends of missions in Whitesborough and
Uuca, (N. Y ) by the hands of Mr. Frost, a contribution

44 29 From the officers and studenis of Williams College, by Mr

45 00 From friends to missions in Williamstown, (Mass.) by Mr. Frost, a contribution

66 25 10. From friends to missions in Cheshire, (Conn.) by Mr. Frost

6 00 14. Front individuals in the Rev. Mr. Kellogg's parish in Frimingham, by the Rev. Dr. Morse

26 78 26. From the Religious Charitable Society in the County of Worcester , by the hands of the Rev. Joseph Goffe, Treasurer ICO CO


Boston, October 8, 1812. This certifies that I the subscriber have this day examined the accounts of the Treasurer of THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSONERS FOR FOREIGN MIssions, and find them correctly cast and vouched, and that the statement within exhibits a true state of the funds of the Board, the amount of which forms the balance in the Ledger of Five Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Two Dollars and forty six cents, brought forward to new account on the first day of September last.

S. H. WALLEY, Auditor.

$3,782 69

1,018 00

The statement above referred to is in substance as follows:
Deposited in the Massachusetts and Eagle Banks.
Notes on interest with sureties.
In the hands of agents, who had received donations, but not

been able to remit them.
In the hands of the Prudential Committee to meet contin.

gent expenses. A Vermont bill received among, donations.

271 63

179 14

1 00

$5,252 46


A Foreign Mission Society has been formed in the County of Middlesex, (Conn.) styled the Auxiliary Foreign Mission Society of Middlesex. A committee of fourteen very respectable gentlemen have been appointed to solicit subscriptions, and the following gentlemen have been chosen officers: viz.

Rev. ELIJAH PARSONS, President.

Rev. WILLIAM Lyman, D.D.

Vice Presidents.
Rev. AARON HOVEY, Secretary.

RICHARD ELY, 2nd. Esq. Treasurer.

A Foreign Mission Society has been formed in New Haven County, (Con.) styled The Foreign Mission Society of ihe Eastern District of New Hader Coanty. The following gentlemen have been chosen officers; viz.

Rev. John Elliott, President.
Rev. Davi Smith,

} Vice Presidente.
Rev. Timothy P. GILLETT, Secretary.
Rev. MATTHEW Nores, Treasurer.
Dea. DANIEL PARmelee,
Rev. AARON Dutton,

Dea. Timothy KoSSITER,

The Prudential Committee have lately remitted to Calcutta, rig London, one thousand dollars to be expended in publishing and distributing the Scriptures into the vernacular languages of Asia. They have appointed the Hon. John Herbert Harrington, Esq. President of the College at Fort William, President of the Calcutta Auxiliary Bible Society, and one of the principal judges in India, the Rev. David Brown, Senior Chaplain at Calcutta and late Provost of the College, and the Rev. William Carey, D.D. Professor of Shanscrit in the College, the agents of the Prudential Committee to superintend the expenditure of the money, consulting the American missionaries so far as may be practicable. The Committee will also soon remit the same sum toward the salaries of the missionaries.

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Dien, lately, at Southbury (Conn.) candor, integrity, uprightness, and the Rev. BenJAMIN WILDMAN, benevolence, he was exceeded by aged 77.

few, if any: but the strongest trait in In August last, at Litchfield, his character was unaffected, fervent (Conn.) the Hon. John Allen, Esq. piety; the consolations of wbich, formerly a Representative in con especially in the latter part of his life, gress from Connecticut, and a mem. he enjoyed to an uncommonly bigh ber of the Council of that state. degree. To him, for several years,

Lately, at Charleston, (S. C.) of a death had no terrors. He rejoiced pulmonary complaint, Mr. Hérry in the prospects of eternity-in the Jones, merchant, late of the house of hope of being admitted in that final Crockat & Jones, London.

state, to the open vision of God, and In this city he had resided about full fruition of Divine Love. This fifteen years, having chosen it in pre. hope was founded, not on vague or ference to London for the benefit of general principles, but on the evan. his health; which, till within the last gelical truths of Revelation, and his two or three years; appeared to be own experimental acquaintance with much improved by the change: and, them. beyond his former expectation, he No man would more readily or feel. arrived at the age of 54. He was a ingly acknowledge the fallen, guilty native of Wales, but, on his arrival state of human nature and his own here, became a citizen of the United sins and errors. These he considered States; to which he was faithfully as great in the sight of a Just and attached, without excluding bis na. Holy God; but, at the same time, he tive country from his affections. derived his consolation and holy con

In regular attention to business, fidence from the atoning sacrifice of

his Redeemer, the covenant of Grace, be truly said, in the language of the and the promises of God made to pen. Christian poetitents and believers.

These consolations did not forsake “His God sustain's him in his final hour! him at the hour of death. But it may

“His final hour brought glory to his God!"


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We ought to premise, that our subscribers in large towns gen. erally, and many in the country, give no cause of complaint, but are entitled to our public acknowledgments for their prompt payment. That some, at least, are faulty may be inferred from the fact, that the debts for the three first volumes of the Panoplist, the lası of which was completed four years and a half ago, are still about a thousand dollars; that more than five hundred dollars are due on the last volume, notwithstanding all our endeavors to collect the debts; and that more than two lliousand dollars are due for the three intermediate volumes, as is believed, though the exact amount is not known. We invite our subscribers to consider the reasonableness of paying punctually, even if they had not engaged to do so. In the first place, the Printer makes contracts for paper, to a large amount, which he expects, and ought, punctually to fulfil. His journey men, also, must be paid every Saturday night to furnish their families with bread; not to mention the reward of his own labor, and payment for the use of his types and presses. Secondly, the Editor expects a suitable remuneration for the time which he devotes to the work. Thirdly, all the clear profits of the work, to be ascertained according to a plan described in our last number, (p. 226) are sacredly devoted to the support of missions among the heathen, under the direction of the American Board of Com. missioners for Foreign Missions. We should suppose that no one of our subscribers would willingly detain, for a single day, any part of the money which justly belongs to either of the abovemen. tioned parties. Some of our subscribers bave refused to pay till the end of the year, on the ground that they were not ceriain of getting a complete volume, till they had actually received the last number. We intreat this class of persons to consider, that our risk of not collecting a multilude of small debts scattered over a Vast extent of country, is much greater than theirs can be of not receiving the remaining numbers, after they have received the first half of a volume. The American Review is paid for, (six dollars a year,) on the delivery of the second number, and the General Re. pository, (five dollars a year) on the delivery of the first number of each volume.

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