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the society it was determined to alter treasury, of one hundred and ninety-two

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manner as to dollars and sixty-six cents, of which the provide for the creation of a permanent sum of ninety-five dollars has been apfund. This object was deemed import- propriated to the permanent fund. ant to the stability and usefulness of the *** The missionary association of St. institution, and well calculated to en- John's chapel, whose formation" was surc'ultimately, a regular supply to the announced in our last report, has libewants of an establishment which, to be rally contributed to our funds the sum efficient, must receive' à constant 'Sup- of 150 dollars, of which 80 dollars has port. It was accordingly provided, that been placed to the credit of the permaevery person who should contribute a nent fund. sum not less than thirty dollars in one ***** Our valuable auxiliary, the Female payment should thereby be entitled to Missionary Society of St. Stephen's the privilege of a member during life church, in this city, has this year conand that the sums received for lite súb- tributed to our disposable fund the sum scriptions should form a permanent of 131 dollars. fund, of which the interest' only should **66 An association ofthe ladies of Grace be used. And by a resolution of the church, in this city, auxiliary board of managers, subsequently pass. ciety, has also rendered us a most imed, it was determined to add the inter- portant assistance, in a contribution of est of the said fund to the principal, in three hundred and sixty-four dollars, til the income should amount to $150 paid this day into our treasury. This per annum. All sums paid in by auxilia- libéral donation, the collection of the ry societies, as life subscriptions of their current year, shows the importance of members, are also added to this fund. parochial associations, and the zeal and

“Five life subscriptions were imme- industry of those engaged in that of diately réceived,' and these, with the Gračč church sums paid into that fund by auxiliary so ** Thé board has also been recently cieties, as hereafter mentioned, amount, apprized of the formation of the Female with interést thereon, to the sum of Missionary Association of Christ church, three hundred and fifty-one dollars and in this city, as an auxiliary to this sofifty-three cents: A foundation is thits cietý, and our treasurer has received laid for the lasting utility of our society, therefrom the sum of 79 dollars, whereof and we trust that all those whose mean's 25 dollars has been added to our perare adequate will not' neglect' the op- manent fund. portunity of inercasing this fund, which “ We have also the pleasure of anwill continue to provide for the spiritual nouncing the formation of a valuable wants of our land, when the benevolent auxiliary in the Female Missionary So, hearts, and open hands of the givers, ciety of Trinity church, at Utica, which shall have mouldered into dust. When has already contributed the sum of 85 thus contributing to such an object, we dollars and 25 cents, of which five dol. surmount the power of time, and death lars is appropriated to the permanent itself cannot obstract the continuation of fund. our bounty and úsefulness. ******

* Our auxiliary, the Episcopal Mis. 66 The annual sermon for the benefit sionary Society of Geneva, has alsu reof the society was preached in St. Paul's witted to us, this year, the sum of 80 chapel on the 12th of Dééember last, dollars. by the Rev. Mr. Wainwright ;' upon

66 The formation and contributions of which occasion a collection was made these institütions have given rise to feel of 285 dollars.

ings of lively gratitude to bim who stir* In the course of the ensuing month reth up' willing hearts, and active and the board had the satisfaction of receivá liberal' hands, to the assistance of his ing the accession of a new 'auxiliary, in servants. The zeal with which, these the Female Missionary Society of St. associations are inspired, and the effiPaul's chapel, which has already giveiicient aid they have rendered to us, testimony of its efficiency and zeal, by evince their importance; and we anxithe payment, during the year, into our ously hope that those congregations

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which have not yet organized similar land. The revolution coming on before societies, will be animated with the this tract of country was generally setsame zeal, and aid in like manner to tled, and the church falling into disextend the inestimable blessings and grace under the new order of things, privileges of the church of Christ. these lots were of course neglected, and

“ The whole receipts of the last year, . were soon disposed of for various pur-, bi together with the small balance in the poses, by the new authorities. . When

treasury at the date of the last report, Vermont was made a state, and the amount to $1923 26, of which $351 Connecticut river became the boundary 53 hạs been placed in the permanent line between it and New-Hampshire, a

fund. The sum of $1000 has been part of these lands fell of course into el paid to the order of the bishop of the the latter state, and the rest into the en diocess, towards the support of mission-, former.. Those in New-Hampshire

aries in various parts of the state. The were, several years ago, conveyed by contingent expenses amount to $106.92" the society in England, to certain trusa leaving a balance in the treasury of tees in this country, and have been sued $464 80.

for before, the federal court, recovered, " If your board of managers could have and are now in the hands of the incorcollected their outstanding subcriptions porated board of trustees for donations for the past year, and the previous ar to the Protestant Episcopal Church.

rearages, they would have been highly Those in Vermont, aboutthe year 1795, Tigratified in contributing further to the were appropriated by an act of the Lea

missionary service. The funds this gislature for the support of schools in year, at the disposal of the bishop and the several towns where they lay. But, conimittee for propagating the gospel, about ten years since, a conveyance

of have not enabled them to extend the sa- these lands was obtained from the solaries of the missionaries to an average ! ciety in England to trustees in the state, exceeding $125; and even this slender and the suit was commenced, in 1820, pittance cannot be continued if your before the federal circuit court for their bounty is withdrawn or withheld.” recovery, and carried up to the supreme

court at Washington, where it was

heard at the last session, but their deciFrom the Churchman's Magazine, Jan. 1823. sion was held over to their next term in

Society Lands in Vermont. the coming February. We are indebted to a friend for the The principal claim set up by the following account of the lands claimed state to these lands is, that, as they were by the episcopal church in Vermont : not in the actual possession of the so

The “Society Lands” were original- ciety in England at the time of the reIs granted by the WENTWORTHS, the volution, they became, after that event,

governors of New Hampshire, liable to seizure and confiscation. On to the society in England for Propa- the other hand, it was pleaded that the gating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, treaty of peace, in 1783, and the subout of the tract of country lying be- sequent treaty of Greenville, secured tween Mason's Patent and the then cop to British subjects the right of reclaimlony of New-York; and comprehend- ing their property in this country. The ing the present state of Vermont, and claims of the church were advocated by the three western counties of New- Mr. Hopkinson, of Philadelphia--those llampshire. This territory, lying on of the state by Mr. Webster, of Boston, both sides of the Connecticut river, The decision of the court will probably was mostly surveyed and granted be- be made known in February next. fore the revolution, under the adminis Of the value of the lands sued for, tration of the Wentworths, who, being, it is impossible to form any accurate strongly attached to the established conjecture. Grants were made of about church of England, reserved, in every: 120 townships before the revolution, township they granted, among other and 300 acres in each township, of public rights, a lot of three hundred greater or less value, were made over acres for the use of the society in Eng- to the society.

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Anecdotes ---The Whisper from the Grave. [No. 2. To the Editor of the Christian Jồurnal.

Anecdotes.
SIR,

Sam. Crellius was a Socinian, and ANECDOTES of literary men are al- leader of that party. The endless merways interesting to the scholar. The cy of our Lord was also manifest in him. following one I send you for insertion He not only rejoiced to see his daughin the “Journal,” provided you deem ters bow their knees to the crucified [Sait worthy of preservation. It was re- viour,] but he himself, turning to that lated to me by a clergymán of our Lord, called upon him as his Lord and church, who was an intimate friend of his God: and found, at the latter end of the late Mr. Pentycross, while they his life, no consolation but in the atonewere together at the University of Cam- ment by the blood of Jesus, and wished bridge, in England.

that all his books could die with him.When Mr. Pentycross was a boy at This has been testified not only by his school, he was strongly attached to a daughters, but by all who were with him young lady in the vicinity. His teacher, before his end. - Latrobe's Hist. of Un. being acquainted with the circumstance, Breth. p. 201, noté. and knowing him to possess poetical talents, remarked to him one day The famous painter Raphael, being * Pentycross, Collins has written an blamed for making the face of St. Peter Ode on the Passions; and, what is in a picture too red, said, that he had

strange, has left out a description of the done so oh purpose, that' he might re'master passion: can you not supply the present tlie apostle blushing in heaven

defect?" From this request originated to sçe what successors' he had on earth.
the additional stanza'which is subjoined.
It will be remembered, that in the ori-

The Whisper froin'thé Grave."
ginal ode, Collins only mentions the
presence of Love :-

The last gleam of day glimmer d fainton the bill

;

The breeze of the evening was dewy and still; * And Love with Mirth danced a gay fantastic The streainlet its border did ripplingly lave, round.”

As I pensively sat on a turf-covered grave.
The hamlet was hush', and the neat-herd re-

posed, An additional s!ansa to Collins' Ode on the The sweets of the wild and the garden were Passions, by the Rer. Mr. Penlycross.

[gave, Another sweetly pallid maid was there, The night-loving wormwood its only scent Of downcast, melting eye;

As it mantled the hedge that surrounded the Her head alternate o'er each shoulder laid,

grave. Herbosom orb'd by many a deep drawn sigh. Above me the branch of the sorrowful yew Love was her name.

The battlement swept where it neighbouring She touch'd the strings,

grew; But thought the while on other things; Around me the glader did mour:fully wave, And desultory as she play'd, * Dear sweetest swain," full oft she said,

As I heard a soft whisper that came from the

grave. ** Dear sweetest swain, for whoin 'I pinc, Would mine thou wert, and I were thine.”

“ Alas! that the hero should ravage the plain, She started, sigh'd, and talk'd aloue;

Or tinge the green tide with the blood of the And, ever as she said, "Dear sweetest swain," lier looks were mo. The 'craven shall rest by the side of the brave, tionless as stone.

And the brand of the chieftain shall rust in the

grave.
It cannot but be noticed that the au “Alas! that the niggard should covet a store,
thor has very beautifully represented The glitter of treasures unceasingly crave,

And delve for the vein of the perishing ore;
Love as a female, and not like the Cu- But forget that the casket is found in the grave.
pid of the ancients.
Whether these lines have ever before

“ Alas! that the children of strife and debate
been publislied '
I do not know: I have Their querulous claims the same sentence shall

Should bicker for trifles, and mortally hate : never seen them in print: nor do I know have, whetlier tlie 'anecdote respecting their And the final appeal shall be made to the grave! origin has ever before been made pub- «О daughter of Vanity, sportive and easy, lic. I renain, &c.

Your dance you may weave, and your graces
L. J.

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Of fashion, the lovely but mutable slave!

up on cob work, and presenting a per• Prepare!' is the warning that comes from the

pendicular front of 900 feet in length grave.

and 30 in height. From this cob work “O son of Festivity, madly enjoy The cups that betray, and the pleasures that rafters are laid up the stream, 70 feet in cloy;

length ; and the whole is closely planked In revels nocturnal inebriate rave!

and covered with gravel to the depth of But ah ! the remonstrance will come from the from five to twelve feet. At the east end grave.

of the dam is the feeder, to conduct the “ Ye friends, in the league of affection sincere, water into the canal, about half a mile That share in a smile and partake in a tear!

distant. The water is let into the feeder The wheel of existence rolls quick round the nave,

(grave. by means of a guard lock of great And its course is direct to the brink of the strength. When we saw it, the water, "'Tis sooth, by your hand to be tenderly pressid, current. The whole body of this mighty

was running into the feeder with a rapid And sooth, by your lip to be fondly caress'd; But the path that with jewels so precious ye river is thus piled to the height of 30 pave,

feet above the common level : and here Allures by a lustre that leads to the grave. the grand division takes place, one por“Would you hear of a love that shall never

tion tumbling over this immense pile of decay ?

timber, in an unbroken sheet of 900 feet Would you witness a transport without an allay in length, dashing on the rocks below There is that hath suffer'd immortals to save, with a violence that creates a surface And gilded with glory the gloom of the grave. white as snow, and a noise that com“ The smitten of God,' and 'acquainted with pletely stuns the ear: but at length, regrief,

suming its composure and serenity, Who felt for the widow, and pitied the thief; Who hungon the cross, and was laid in the caye, winding its way down its natural chanWill teach you, will bless you, will raise from nel to the ocean at New-York; while the grave.”

the other portion glides peacefully and On the ins:ant, to cheer and illumine the scene, silently through an artificial river into The moon from a cloud burst in splendour se- Lake Champlain, from thence through rene;

its outlet into the St. Lawrence, and And while its dark volume asunder she clave, I recorded the Whisper that came from the finally, passing under the towering wall Grave.

of Quebec, mixes with the Atlantic Christian Guardian.]

J. W, M. The distance between New-York and

Quebec is not less than 400 miles ; and The Great Dam.

yet the waters of the Hudson, which At some future period, when the great work shall be completed, we hope to re- themselves at the former place, are by

were intended by nature to discharge cord in our Journal a description of the the perseverance of human industry, northern and western canals now, to the turned from their destined course, and infinite honor of the state, and of those made to traverse this long and unnatuwho projected, and have been engaged ral distance, to find a resting place in in conducting the stupendous undertake the bosom of the ocean, in the frigid ing, drawing to a close. In the mean

regions of the north." time we insert, from the Lake George Watchman, the following account of the great dam erected across the Hudson

Episcopal Acts. river at Fort Edward, and not far from the place where the unfortunate Miss On Wednesday, January 15th, 1823, M'Crea met her untimely fate in the re- in St. John's Chapel, New-York, the volutionary war.

Right Rev. Bishop Hobart admitted the “ This dam is situated about a quarter Rev. Benjamin Dorr, deacon, minister of mile above the village of Fort Ed- of Trinity church, Lansingburgh, Rensward, and about two miles below Ba- selaer county, and Grace church, Waker's Falls at Sandy Hill. The river terford, Saratoga county, to the holy at this place is about 300 yards wide, order of priests. enclosed in high banks. The dam is in At a special ordination held at St. a straight line across the river. The Philip's church, Charleston, South-Ca

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Mr. Mellish J. Motte, of that city, was of the Rev. JAMES MONTGOMERY, admitted, by the Right Rev. Bishop tor of St. Mark's church, Mantua. Bowen, to the holy order of deacons. The highest consolation which can Morning prayers were read by the Rev. possibly be enjoyed under the bereave*Allston Gibbes, assistant minister, and ment of relations and friends, and one

an-appropriate discourse delivered by calculated not only to dispel mürmür: the Rev. Dr. Gadsden, rector of St. ing, but to assuage and soften grief, is Philip's church.

the conviction, on proper grounds, of At-a special ordination held in St. Mi-. their having passed into the abodes of chael's church, Bristol; Rhode Island, happiness. This consolation is allowa on the 1st of January, 1823, being the ed, eminently, to the surviving relations festival of the Circumcision, the Right of the lady whose death is récorded Rev. the bishop of the Eastern Diocess above. If having entered at an early admitted Mr. Lot-Jones to the holy or- age the paths of piety, and pursued diese der of deacons. Divine service was those paths upon the principles of the performed by the Rev. Professor Adams, gospel, exhibiting their influence withand an address suitable to the occasion out ostentation or parade in her own delivered by the bishop.

character, sentiments, and deportment; im On Sunday, the 27th of October, and in the various situations of life as 1822, the Rev. Seth B. Paddock, of child, sister, wife, and parent; if havNorwich, was admitted to priests' or- ing carried the power of Christian priná ders, in St. Peter's church, Cheshire, ciple into all the lesser details of life, Connecticut, by the Right Rey. Bishop and exhibited on all occasions its conBrownell.

sistency; if having evinced, under a On Sunday, the 22d' of December, sickness of many months continuance, 1822, the Rev. Joseph Jaquett, minis- and of the most painful and excruciating ter of St. James's Bristol, Pennsylvania, character, the most submissive patience, was admitted to the holy order of priests and having met her dissolution not only in St. James's church, Philadelphia, by without fear, but in the midst of calm the Right Rev. Bishop White. devotion, and with a composure so

sweet, that the sleep of death appeared Obituary Notices.

but the slumber of nature; if such a life, DIED, on the 24th of January, 1823, and such an end, afford in the 55th year of her age, Mrs. JULIA tion upon which to rest the hope of fuIrving, relict of WILLIAM IRVING, ture happiness, this heavy dispensation whose death is recorded in our volume of divine providence must be greatly alv. page 384; a lady, whose amiable leviated to her afflicted relatives. They qualities will long be held in affection- have, indeed, been separated from one ate remembrance by a numerous cirele whose character and virtues, whose of friends, and whose extreme sensibi- piety, intelligence, and prudence, renlity has caused her thus-early to follow dered her highly adequate to communithe partner of her life to, we trust, the cate temporal felicity ; but the separamansions of the blessed.

tion has occurred under circumstances

which teach them “ to sorrow not as DIED, on the 16th of January, 1823, those without hope," and which ensure at Philadelphia, in the 35th year of her to them a reunion hereafter in a state of age, Mrs. Eliza D. Montgomery, wife undivided as well as eternal enjoyment.

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To correspondents. The account of a young man desirous of holy orders, with the sermon by him, will appear in our number for March ; as will also the explanation of Exodus vi. 3, by X.

We beg to inform our friends in Ohio, that we have not yet been favoured with a copy of the Journal of their last diocesan convention, and that the extracts we have seen from it are not so full as we could wish to record on our pages. The Journal of the last Virginia convention has also not reached us.

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