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for Liverpool, in the line ship Orbit, Capt. of confirmation was administered, by the
On Friday, the 19th of September, 1823, purpose of founding a school for the edu. the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart consecrated Cation of young men for the ministry church, in the town of Hempstead, county
to the service of Almighty God, St. George's within the same.
of Queen’s. Morning prayer was read by The Lord Bishop of Calcutta.
the Rev. Evan M. Johnson, rector of St.
James's church, Newtown, Long-Island, and
the kev. Henry U. Onderdonk, M. D. reco cently been attending at, and taking his
tor of St. Ann's church, Brooklyn, Long leave of, some of those distinguished insti
Island; and the sermon preached by the tutions, which are the ornament and bul.
Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, an assistant wark of our land. His Lordship conde
minister of Trinity church, New-York. scended, on June 9th, to take part in the deliberations of the monthly committee of site of a former edifice of the same name,
St. George's church is erected near the the Church Missionary Society, and after
which had been the parish church for expressing his warm attachment to that valuable institution,earnestly desired their which rendered it necessary to take it
more than eighty years, and the decay of prayers for the divine blessing on his ar. duous undertaking. His Lordship preach. than the old one, and for convenience, and
down. The present church is much larger ed the annual sermon to the charity chil. dren at St. Paul's, on Thursday the 12th of highly creditable to the taste which has
combined simplicity and beauty of style, June ; and on the following day received, been exercised in planning and erecting it. at a special board of the Society for Pro
It is the fruit of much praiseworthy liberi moting Christian Knowledge, convened for rality and exertion on the part of the pas thit purpose, a valedictory address from the Bishop of Bristol, to which his Lord blessing to successive generations.
rish, and we hope will be found a great ship replied with a degree of piety, feeling, and eloquence, deeply affecting all who On the 17th Sunday after Trinity, Sept. were present. - We would earnestly call 21, 1823, the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart upon all our readers to unite in fervent held an ordination in St. Paul's chapel in prayer for a blessing on his voyage and his this city, and admitted Henry N. Hotchimportant labours, deeply connected as his kiss, Richard Salmon, and Edward K.Fow. prosperity and success must necessarily be ler, to the holy order of deacons, and the with the promotion of the cause of Chiris. Rev. Phineas L Whipple, deacon, missiontianity in the East.-Chr Guard. for July. ary at Fairfield, Herkimer county, New.
York, and parts adjacent to that of priests.
The Right Rev. Bisliop Chase, of Ohio,
Was present, and assisted in the ordination
On the 3d of April last, a confirmation
was held by the Right Rev. Bishop Croes,
sey, when thirteen persons partook of that
John's church, Elizabeth-Town, confirma.
tion was administered, hy the same Right
Rev. Gentleman, to eighteen persons.
Juniata, ( Pennsylvania ) Aug. 26.
Convention of the Eastern Diocess. as his manners, forcible and classic, re
markable for correctness and dignity, he: The convention of the Eastern Diocess was held in Windsor, Vermont, on Wed.
truth and feeling. To strangers he ap nesday, the 24th of September, 1823, at.
peared reserved, which laid him open to | qu tended by 15 clerical and 10 lay delegates the imputation of pride; but to his friends On the 24th, the Rev. Lot Jones, deacon, his character shone forth in all its native officiating in Ashfield, was admitted, by honesty and virtue, arrayed in the light of all Bishop Griswold, to the holy order of its own inherent goodness.
Posthumous commendation can do little forpriests.
to affect the character of John Wells: eu.
logy is lost where excellence in virtue, forObituary Notices.
learning and eloquence, is universally
known and acknowledged. Its only object John WELLS, Esq.
on the present occasion must be to soothe DEPARTED this life, at Brooklyn, on Sun.
the anguish of bereaved affection ; to heal day, the 7th of September, 1823, after a
the laceration of the bleeding heart. To short illness, Joun WELLS, Esq.
his friends it must be consoling, that alIt would be unpardonable in the Editors though he has passed away for ever from of the Christian Journal to omit to men
among them, he has yet left the recollectie tion, that the Protestant Episcopal Church tion of his talents and his virtues, both so in the state to which he was so proud an distinguished, to keep alive his memory:
bou ornament, laments in the death of Mr.
To the profession, of which he was the Wells one of the most devoted of her sons.
distinguished ornament, although his Attached to this church from principle, voice will no more be heard in our courts, the result of an acquaintance with her his learning and research no longer be di: doctrines and institutions, his powerful rected to solve difficulties, and smooth the mind, his generous purse, and his efficient path of legal science; although they will exertions, were all extended to her ad.
no more behold the dignity of his manner, vancement,
And his diocesan, and his the grace of his movement, or the intelliparish minister, mourn deeply the loss of gent glance of his eye; yet, to them, let one on whose most important counsel and
it be a source of consolation, that while he plac co-operation they could always depend in
was among them, his conduct and ability all measures calculated to promote the added greatly to the respectability of the good of the church or the congregation of bar. whose interests they are the guardians. To his fellow-citizens generally, let it - In relation to Mr. Wells, we copy from
suffice to say, that the reputation he ac. the Statesman the following article :
quired, and the character he has left, will On Suoday last, the 7th inst, died John
serve to inspirit our youth to emulation Wells, the enlightened scholar, the
and improvement; and favoured will that finished orator, the accomplished jurist; when stretched upon the couch of death,
man be, of whom his friends may say, in the prime of life, in the vigour of manhood, and in the midst of his usefulness.
he possessed the talents of Wells, and the This event, so mournful, so unexpected, to a proper use.
virtues of Wells to direct those talents
SEPTIMUS. has produced no inconsiderable degree of sorrow: all seem impressed with feelings
September 9th, 1823. of grief for his loss, and surprise at his The proceedings of the gentlemen of the sudden departure. It was only necessary bar on this melancholy occasion are highly to know air. Welļs, to love, and esteem, interesting, and worthy of preservation in and admire him: as a lawyer, he was this Journal. learned and eloquent; as a citizen, hoe nourable and benevolent; and, as a friend, At a very numerous meeting of the gen. ardent and sincere.
tlemen of the bar, held at the City Hall It is difficult to decide to wliom his de. of the city of New York, on the 10th parture will be the greatest bereavement,
day of September, 1823, convened pur. whether to the bar, the city, or the poor.
suant to public notice, for the purpose By all, his loss will be severely felt; for
of manifesting their respect for the mehis duties to all were worthily and pro
mory of John Wells, Esq.-on motion perly discharged. His profession has lost of Mr. Baldwin, seconded by Mr. P. W its most distinguished ornament; society
, William Johnson was appointed one of its best members; and the country
chairman, and David S. Jones was ap. one of its warmest friends and supporters.
pointed secretary. His mind was of no common order; Mr. Hoffman addressed the meeting in quick in comprehension, capacious and nearly the following terms :retentive, capable of solving the greatest difficulties, and adorned with the embel- of one of the most distinguished men of
“We are assembled to deplore the loss lishinents of elegant literature. His ora our country-of the pride and ornament tory was pure as his morals, and unaffected of the New-York bar-John Wells is 10
ad clemore. A few days since his voice vas and adorn our nature, and give dignity and
and neard within these walls, and the vigour grace to the human character, he inrange of his mind and the power of his elo spired unbounded confidence, and comi besquence were here displayed-alas! he is manded universal regard. Eto smo more, and this city, in common with Resolved, That as a mark of our high es. allicourselves, is left to mourn the man whom teem for his character, and our sincere rein all delighted to honour.
spect for his memory, we will wear the “I mean not to pronounce his eulogy ; usual badge of mourning for thirty days.” Encandfor that is seated in the heart of each of
After the resolutions were read, Mr. En Webasan intimate acquaintance with him. Boyd rose, and seconded the motion to ce is for upwards of thirty years, brought me sunto a perfect knowledge of his
character; adopt them, and expressed his feelings in Cts on the remembrance of which is now my
nearly the following terms :t bat:pride and my consolation-I knew him “ This numerous and solemn meeting tion: well-I could tell you of the nobleness proclaims no common grief! We may eg ler: and purity of his heart--the generosity not, and we would not, arraign or ques. ing
, Land liberality of his mind, and the acts of tion the wisdom of that dispensation of the orezais disinterested kindness and benevo Divine Providence, which has called us the rulence. You all know him as one of us together; but our hearts must be filled tus, you all do justice therefore to his pro with sorrow; and sadness will mark the mis melound legal learning-his superior attain- countenance, while we contemplate the En he w ments-chis splendid eloquence-and, great, sudden, and unexpected loss we thous above all, to the undeviating respect and have sustained. If I felt disposed, and vur-Solicitude he ever manifested for the inde. was competent to the task, this would onge pendence, the integrity, and the honour of not be the proper time to pronounce an i smvour profession. In the history of the bar eulogy on him whose death we mourn.
of New-York, the name of John Wells will The resolutions which have been read, and
ribe commemorated on its pages among the which I have the melancholy satisfaction the most eminently distinguished; and we, to second, are, I am sure, expressive of the his
contemporaries, cannot hesitate to sentiments of every member of this bar: amplace him in the rank of pre-eminence. and while we thus unite, in paying a just
“I knew him well-my tongue could tribute to the memory of departed greatbliya not do justice to the feelings of my heart, ness and worth, let his example excite us
were I to attempt to speak of his private all to an endeavour to emulate his virtues, virtues of the constancy and strength of and the junior members of the profession his personal attachments of the ardour to imitate his patient and persevering inand sincerity of his friendships. In his dustry.” domestic relations the just tenor of his
He was followed by Mr. Griffinlife created love and admiration--as a
Christian, a husband, a parent, he was sur. Returning this morning from a jour. che passed by none.
ney,” said he, “ I had contemplated to re. "I can say no more--but as a feeble main a sad and silent listener at this meet. expression of our respect for his talents ing. But my feelings on the occasion irPof veneration for his character and, as resistibly impel me to ask the indulgence
a small tribute to his memory, of our deep of the chair, and of my bereaved brethren
sorrow and regret I offer the following of the profession, whilst I add, in a very menos resolutions :
few words, my humble though sincere Resolved, That the members of this mite of respect to the tribute that has bar, deeply deploring the great loss which been so deservedly bestowed on the me. they, as well as the public, have sustained mory of the deceased. in the death of JOHN WELLS, will long
“'Our bar has indeed sustained no com. the cherish the remembrance of one so justly mon bereavement. C'admired as the pride and ornament of
“ We have lost a profound jurist; a htheir profession. 'Nature bad endowed jurist not only thoroughly versed in all
him with her choicest gifts, which he im. the technical learning of the law, but who proved by the most diligent cultivation, also drank deeply at those hidden and Possessing talents of the first order, be pure fountains of wisdon, whence flows rose, without any adventitious aid, to the all that gives to the law its value and its highest point of professional eminence: dignity. As an advocate, his
hes were finished * We have lost a most able advocate and models of forensic eloquence, displaying,
an advocate in whom nature seemed to in the purest and most correct language, have concentrated her richest gifts-perthe powers of a vigorous and discriminat son, voice, genius, It was recreating to the
ing mind, fraught with the soundest prin- eye to see him while animated by some belos ciples, and enriched with the varied stores lofty and spirit-stirring theme-it was re.
of classic and legal learning. Equally dis. creating to the ear to hear the melody of tinguished in private life for all those vir. his accents--it was recreating to the soul tues and accomplishments which ennoble to feed on the substantial and never-S4=
tiating banquet of his rich and manly elo. guide the course and cheer the way of the quence.
aspiring student. Those of the rising ge. “We have lost an accomplished gentle. neration may learn from him that prema. man. I speak not simply of polished man ture gain or ill earned success should ners, of blended grace and dignity of de. never be the object of their ambition; that portment; I allude principally to those virtuous endeavour and arduous labour higher attributes of the gentleman-to will meet with their reward ; and that the those chivalrous sentiments and feelings, direct path of honour is that alone which to that 'very soul of honour' which so leads to that eminence which he obtained, strikingly characterized him, who, but who gained every suffrage when alive, and one short week ago, was indeed the pride united every heart and every voice in and glory of our bar.
mourning for him when he was no more, " In him our country has lost an unpre- I might, indeed, partake of the excite. tending but inflexible patriot. In him li- ment which private friendship has breath. terature and religion bave lost one of their ed into the accents of the mover of the refirmest pillars. He was the kind and ge- solutions which I rose to approve; for I nerous patron of all that deserved patron. might boast, I think, of some little place age; and if he ever approached the Ro. in the kind thoughts of Mr. Wells, if I man austerity of character, it was only may trust to indications which, without when his withering frown was directed profession or parade, are felt and under. against what was vicious and grovelling. stood, and which death brings to full life;
« Such is the luminary that it has but I wish to separate my motives from pleased a wise but inscrutable Providence all usual affections or accidental partiali. to extinguish in its meridian splendour !" ties, and I shall, if not anticipated, when
the question on these resolutions is dis. Mr. Caines also enlarged upon the vir. posed of, move for the selection of some tues and great endowments of the de. person qualified to prepare a biographical ceased and regretted member of the pro- notice of the deceased, which may record fession; of the gratitude due to his me his virtues and his worth when our fleet. mory by the bar, whose dignity he had at ing words shall be forgot." all times so fully understood and maintained-whose private virtues, and whose On motion of Mr. Sampson, seconded by conduct through life was an example Mr. Miller, Resolved, “That a committee worthy to be cherished, and as near as
be appointed to consider whether any furpossible to be imitated. Mr C. proposed ther measures ought to be taken by this the erection of a tablet to the memory of bar to testify their respect for the memory Mr. Wells, but afterwards withdrew his
of the deceased, either by an eulogium to motion in favour of the resolution to ap. be pronounced on his character by some point a committee to consider of a biogra. member of the profession, or by any other phical notice.
mode they may think most suitable.
“ Resolved, That such committee consist Mr. Sampson rose, he said, “ from the
of Judge Edwards, Mr. Sampson, Mr. impulse of the moment, but it was to es. Boyd, and the chairman and secretary of press sentiments neither new nor sudden, this meeting." but long rooted in his heart. If it was na On motion of Judge Edwards, Resolved, tural for those who had enjoyed the most “ That the proceedings of this meeting be constant intimacy, and frequent inter- signed by the chairman and secretary, and course with the object of our general re published in all the newspapers printed in gret, it was also right that those less this city.” swayed by personal and partial sympathies, should declare their full concur.
The question being put upon the resolu. rence in the honours paid to his memory. tions, they were unanimously adopted. This was not indeed one of those meet. In justice to many of the principal and ings got up by the zeal of a few, and coldly most distinguished gentlemen of the New. assented to by the many; nor was the elo. York bar, it ought to be made known to quent panegyrick pronounced upon him distant readers, by way of accounting for beyond the willing tribute that every
their not appearing and taking a part on hearer was disposed to yield. The social this heart-rending occasion, that they were qualities of this amiable and distinguished absent from the city. man must live in the remembrance of his social friends; his charities, of those on
Mrs. Sanau OGDEN. whom they were modestly and secretly Died, on the 9th day of September, bestowed; his domestic virtues, in the 1823, at the seat of her son-in-law, Joshua hearts of the bereaved ; his talents, in the Waddington, Esq. near Westchester, Newfame which they have earned : but there York; Mrs. Sanaa Oeden, in the 79th year is a moral in his life and death precious to of her age. all, but chiefly to the profession he adorn The death of this excellent lady ought ed. His bright example is a light to not to be recorded without some testimony
to her eminent worth. With a vigorous proceed on her arrival in London. He and improved understanding, a taste then desired her to read to him the 23d highly cultivated, an imagination lively Psalm ; when she bad read it, “ he told and correct, a temper uniformly cheerful, me," she says, “ I am going to die. Pray and conversation and manners sprightly for me. I prayed the Lord Jesus," she and interesting, her society was a source adds,“ to take him the right way." He of high improvement and gratification to charged her to take good care of Mr. Du., the numerous circle of acquaintance and ring's little girl, and to desire the society friends who had the happiness to enjoy · to send a good missionary to Regent's it. And the lustre of her character was Town as quickly as possible, or the peo. brightened and exalted by the display, in ple would be left in darkness; but added, an eminent degree, of the Christian graces **If I am not able to go back, you must
-of a piety fervent yet chastened--of an tell David Noah to do his duty: for if Noah & humble and deep resignation, and of a firm say, "Because Massa dead I can do no.
and active faith. Her death was the death thing,' he must pray, and God will help of the righteous, and her end was in peace. him, and so we shall nieet in heaven.".
His last intelligible words were--"I canDeath of the Rev. W. A. B. Johnson.
not live! God calls me, and I shall go to
him this night!" The readers of the Christian Journal
Many other deaths have occured among have frequently noticed on its pages the the Europeans at Sierra-Leone the prename of the Rev. Mr. Johnson, the active
sent season; it is said not less than eighty and zealous missionary of the Church Mise in the short space of six weeks and sionary Society, at Regent's-Town, Sierra.
among them many who were zealously Leone. Family concerns, and a wish to
and actively engaged in promoting true refresh his health and spirits, induced religion, particularly the Rev. S. Flood, him at the close of the last year to apply the Rev. Mr. Palmer, and the Rev. Mr. for leave to make a visit home; to which Schemel, missionaries, and Mr. Bunyer, the committee assenting, he embarked on
school-master; also, the Rev. Mr. Lane, Saturday, the 26th of April, 1823, on board of the Wesleyan Mission. the Betsey and Ann, Captain M'Clough. In this vessel Mr. During and his family had returned from England; the Captain
Death of the Pope. who then commanded her died on the 1st Rome, August 20th~ The 15th, the holy of April. Mr. Johnson had in charge Mr. father had been somewhat more easy, The During's daughter, his only surviving mechanical bed, sent to him by the care of child : a young native woman, one of Mr. H.M.C. Majesty, bad been very useful. Johnson's communicants, accompanied After being raised up, he had taken his them to take care of the child. This was chocolate, and then fallen into a sleep. mercifully ordered; as in the afficting and The holy father was affected with the final scene which soon followed, this na liveliest gratitude at the attention of the tive Christian administered to his com- king of France. On the 16th, however, the fort, and received his dying words and feebleness of the august patient increased, testimony.
and was accompanied by some alarming On Tuesday, the 29th, the third day af symptoms. He was in a sort of delirium, ter they sailed, his sickness began : though and imagined himself at Savona and Fonhe appeared in health when he embarked, tainbleau. On the 17th, the malady bethere can be no doubt but that he carried came more alarming still. The holy fawith him on board the seeds of the fatal ther desired that the communion might be disease which so soon discovered itself. administered to him, remarking, that it On Wednesday, the fever increased, and was becoming in the Pope to communihe thought his end was near. On Thurs cate during the week of Assumption. The day, a blister was put on his chest to re 18th, at 5 o'clock, Cardinal Bertalozzi lieve his pains; but he continued to grow
administered to him the sacrament of the worse. On Friday he could not turn in Eucharist. His holiness had an impresbed: hiccough came on; and he said to sion of his danger: he was asked to take his mourning convert, "I think I cannot some drink to support him; he answered, live.” He suffered much under the black "My only care now, is to prepare my soul vomit,
to render an account to God of my long On Saturday, May the 3d, the day of his life.” The 19th, at half past one o'clock, death, he would call, in intervals of deli. the holy father received the extreme uncrium, for David Noah, his active and labo tion. He soon after lost his speech, and rious assistant, and for his friend Mr. it was only by some inarticulate sounds During, and endeavour to tell them what that it could be perceived that he was in he had to say before he died. He express, inward prayer. As soon as this intelli. ed his earnest wish to see his wife, and gence was spread, the churches were encouraged his attendant, bidding her not illed, and an universal sentiment of grief to fear, and giving her directions how to and of regret pervaded Rome. Finally, at