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prison in Charlestown, and have been jecis of prayer,) that they may be visited there by several of the clergy. brought to sincere penitence and Every pious pers, who hears of genuine faith, before all opportunity their miserable case, will pray, (dur. of repentance shall be lost to them ing the short time they continue sub. for ever. !
DONATIONS TO FOREIGN MISSIONS.
Oct 28. From the Female Foreign Missionary Society in
$19 CO Nov: 7. From friends of missions in Whitesborough and Ulica, (N.Y.) by the hands of Mr. Frost, a comtribution
44 29 From the officers and studenis of Williams College, by
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. From 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 100 EO
$307 32 AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE.
Boston, October 8, 1812. This certifies that I the subscriber have this day examined the accounts of the Treasurer of THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 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 abové referred to is in substance as follows:
been able to remit them.
gent expenses. A Vermont bili received among, donations.
FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETIES.
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.
} Vice Presidents.
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 Haven Gbanty. The following gentlemen have been chosen officers; viz.
Rev. JOHN ELLIOTT, President.
Dea. Timothy Kossiter, The Prudential Committee have lately remitted to Calcutta, vie 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, Presi 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.
bien, lately, at Southbury (Conn.) candor, integrity, uprightness, and the Rev. BenJAMIN WILDMAN, benevolence, lie 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 which, formerly a Representative in Con especially in the latter part of his life, gress from Connecticut, and a mem- he enjoyed to an uncommonly high 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. Henry in the prospects of eternity-in the Jones, merchant, late of the house of hope of bein admitted in that final Crockat & Jones, London.
state, to the open vision of God, and In this city hé 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 his na- Holy God; but, at the same time, be tive country from his affectinns, 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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A. Z. will perceive that the letter from the Rev. Dr. Buckminster was published in our last number, before his copy was received.
A. 2. (a different correspondent from the preceding) must excuse us from publishing his strictures on the communication of D. C., which was inserted in our number for February last.
The lines on Atheism are hasty and inaccurate. lo reply to An Old Subscriber, who writes from New York, we only say, that we are sorry to find any one of our subscribers so destitute of morality, burden us with the postage of a very impertinent letter.
CHANTICLEER is received, as are several other communications.
X. CHINESE. A version of a alone, strayed in one morning to hear part or the whole of the New the sermon. He instantly became im. Testament had been made into pressed with a thought that has this language before, and a copy
struck many persons in reading Mr. of it was preserved in the British something which I want.” The next
Ni's works,"That man possesses Museum. Within the last eight Wednesday he went again. The years two Chinese translations impression became still deeper. Af. have been undertaken; one en
ter lecture he wrote Mr. N. an anonytirely new, the other founded on
mous letter as from an inquirer after the former version.
truth, and went again the next week. The first was commenced a lit. that if the person was present who
After the service Mr. N. remarked, tle after the month of September, wrote him the anonymous letter, he 1804, by Mr. Lassar, employed should be glad of an interview with by the superintendants of the him. This emboldened young Bu. College of Fort William, or
chanan to wait upon the reverend
man, and by his instrumentality, Mr. more probably by Dr. Buchanan
B, was brought at length to the alone.*
knowledge of the truth.
charitable purpose Mr. N. could al. * The following account of that ways command the purse of the well interesting man (Dr. B.) has been known Mr. Thornton, and it was received from two gentlemen lately soon determined to send the young from England, one of whom is ac. man to the university of Cambridge. quainted with him, the other with After finishing his education, he took liis family. Mr. B. was among the orders and went to India, abou: the great number of young men who year 1796, and not so early as early come up from Scotland to suggested in a former number. While London, in expectation of finding in India Dr. B. sent back to Mr. employment in a clerk's office, or Thornton double the sum that had been some other department of business. expended in his education, requestThe Rev. John Newton, who has ing hi'n to keep one half bimself, and been instrumental in preparing so to employ the other in educating such many useful men for the service of another as the wanderer from Scot. the church, had at that time a land. He returned in 180%, after an Wednesday morning lecture in a part absence of twelve years, and landed of London near the chief resort of safe on his natire soil after sustaining business; and Mr. B., friendless and a severe engagement with an enemy's Vol. V. New Seriee.