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which was granted. It was proposed to hold a meeting on some evening, to which admittance should be obtained by tickets sold at a low price, while the principal attraction should consist of addresses by different gentlemen. This plan was carried out, on the ninth of April. The arrangements were very simple. A few tables were placed in the hall, at which refreshments were sold, and other articles, contributed by friends of the project; vocal music was introduced between the speeches; and addresses were made by Hon. Stephen C. Phillips, who presided, Rev. J. F. Clarke, Rev. Mr. Edmonds of the “ Christian” denomination, Rev. E. Peabody, Rev. Mr. Taylor of the Methodist Connexion, Rev. R. C. Waterston, and Rev. E. S. Gannett. The hall was opened at 5 o'clock P. M., the speaking began at 7 o'clock and ended at 10 o'clock, when the exercises were closed by singing the doxology. The number of tickets sold showed that nearly two thousand persons were present in the course of the evening. The articles which remained on the tables unsold, were offered for sale at a private dwelling on a subsequent day. The amount of receipts, after deducting all expenses, we learn, was $1463,50, which will be sent “ to the Faculty of the Meadville School to be used for the benefit of the Institution, as they may judge most necessary.” Besides this amount in money, various useful articles which have been procured will be sent for the benefit of the students.

Universalist Convention. — We have wished for room in several of our past numbers, to notice the meeting of the U.S. Convention of Universalists, which was held in this city the last autumn. In reading the very full report of its proceedings given in the Trumpet, we were very much impressed with the interest which must have belonged to the occasion. An earnest and harmonious spirit pervaded all the exercises. An important step was taken towards a more stringent organization of the denomination, and certain suggestions were “ recommended to the several Conventions, Associations, and Societies," which, we confess, seem to us to embrace a system of ecclesi astical order too much resembling the arrangements of the Presbyterian church. At the close of the meeting a Committee was appointed to prepare a Protest against American Slavery, to be presented to every Universalist clergyman for his signature ; which has since been published, with over three hundred names affixed to it. Instead of any further remarks of our own, we are glad to avail ourselves of the language of our friend, the editor of the Montreal Bible Christian.

“During the last month (September) a General Convention of the Universalists of the United States met in Boston. It was the largest meeting of the kind ever held by them. There were more than two hundred clergymen, besides the lay delegates, present on the occasion. The number of Universalists in Boston during the two days of the Convention proper, is said to have exceeded ten thousand. The nature of the topics discussed was highly interesting and important - calculated to elevate the character and augment the usefulness of the denomination generally. The proceedings of the Convention were marked with earn. estness, harmony, and charity. A very eloquent discourse was delivered in the School Street church, by the Rev. E. H. Chapin, and repeated by request in the Warren Street church. In this discourse the preacher urged the necessity of an educated ministry. A considerable share of the discussions of the body was connected with edueation; and there was also an acknowledged necessity for a more perfect organization of churches and societies, which received a good deal of attention. So great were the numbers in attendance, that meetings were held in three or four churches at the same time. The occasion was one of great congratulation among the members of the denomination, not only because of the numerous attendance, but also on account of the business transacted and the spirit which prevailed. The official document states it was the largest and happiest meeting of their General Convention.'

Ordinations and Installations. — Rev. David Fosdick, who recently resigned his ministry at Sterling, was installed as minister of the Hollis Street Society in Boston, Mass., March 3, 1846. The Sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Putnam of Roxbury, from Isaiah xxi. 11; the Prayer of Installation was offered by Rev. Dr. Parkman of Boston; the Right Hand of Fellowship was given by Rev. Mr. Robbins of Boston ; the Charge, by Rev. Dr. Frothingham of Boston; the Address to the People, by Rev. Mr. Gannett of Boston; and the other services, by Rev. Messrs. Huntington of Boston, and Lincoln of Fitchburg.

Rev. Rufus PUTNAM CUTLER, a graduate of Cambridge Divinity School, was ordained as Pastor of the Second Unitarian Church and Society in PORTLAND, Me., March 18, 1846. The Sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Peabody of Boston, from Ephesians iv. 3; the Ordaining Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Nichols of Portland; the Charge was given by Rev. Mr. Bartol of Boston ; the Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Pierpont of Lynn ; the Address to the People, by Rev. Mr. Peabody of Portsmouth, N. H.; and the other services by Rev. Messrs. Cruft of Boston, Nichols of Saco, Me., and Parkman of Dover, N. H.

Rev. Mark A. H. Niles, formerly a Trinitarian Congregational minister in Marblehead, was installed over the Second Unitarian Society in LOWELL, Mass., April 8, 1846. The Sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Peabody of Boston, from John xxii. 20, 21; the Prayer of Installation was offered by Rev. Mr. Bartlett of Marblehead; the Right Hand of Fellowship was given by Rev. Mr. Miles of Lowell; the Address to the Society, by Rev. Mr. Waterston of Boston; and the other services, by Rev. Messrs. Bulfinch of Nashua, N. H., Muzzey of Cambridge, and Whitman of Lexington.

Rev. William GustavUS BABCOCK, a graduate of the Cambridge Divinity School, was ordained as an Evangelist, in PROVIDENCE, R. I., (with reference to his charge of the ministry-at-large, in that place, April 8, 1846. The Sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Hall of Providence, from Revelation xx. 17; the Ordaining Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Frothingham of Boston; the Charge was given by Rev. Mr. Gray of Boston; the Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Ware of Fall River; and the other services, by Rev. Messrs. Osgood of Providence, and Barnard of Boston.

Rev. John Nelson BELLOWS, of Walpole, N. H., was ordained as Minister of the First Parish in FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 15, 1846. The Sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Bellows of New York, from 1 John i. 1 and 3; the Ordaining Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Ripley of Lincoln; the Charge was given by Rev. Mr. Muzzey of Cambridge; the Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Lothrop of Boston; the Address to the People, by Rev. Mr. Robbins of Boston ; and the other services, by Rev. Messrs. Brigham of Taunton, Hill of Waltham, and Lippitt of Boston.


Boston Churches, Letter to, 309.
Abbot, A. W., Lost Wheelbarrow Boy of Spirit, 306.
by, 306.

Brazer, Rev. J., biographical notice
Adshead, J., on Prisons etc., 122. 1 of, 434_439.'
American Women, Duty of, to their Briggs, G. W., Collection of Hymns

country, 47-55-Miss Beecher's by. See Hymn Books. Volume
Work on, 47-perils of the coun of Discourses by, 233—247-title
try, 49 — want of teachers, 51 - of, 233—-sermon writing, 235-im-
plan for preparing them, 52-ob portance of the sermon, 237 —
jectionable note, 55.

character of Briggs's Discourses,
Andrews, Rev. J., biographical no. 238 - defects, 239 — excellencies,
tice of, 24–28.

242 - extracts, 242.
Anti-Slavery Bible-Argument, 470. Bunker's Hill, Doubts concerning
Apocalypse. See Stuart.

Battle of, 247-266-human cre.
Archives of Criminal Law, 122. dulity, 247-grounds of belief in
Arnold, T., Lectures on Modern Battle, 249_Tume's principle ap-
History by, 140.

plied, 251-credibility of witness-
Augustine, St., and his Times, arti. es, 252-event improbable, 254–

cle on, 1-24–study of antiquity, conflicting testimony, 255-origin
1-revival of the Fathers, 3– of the story, 257-monument, 258
Taylor's Ancient Christianity, 5 - means of perpetuating belief,
-Oxford Library of the Fathers, 261-close of the argument, 263-
6-earlier Fathers, 7-Augustine, use of Hume's theory, 265.
8_early life of, 9_his Maniche-

ism, 11-acquaintance with Am. Carlyle. See Cromwell.
brose, 13 — conversion, 15 – bap- Cartee, C. S., Questions etc. by, 304.
tism, 16-works, 17–Poujoulat's Cheney, H. V., Early Martyr by,
History of, 19-changes since bis 303.
time, 21-Pelagius and Channing, Cheshire Hymns. See Hymn Books.
23-Augustine and his Works, Christianity without Christ, 77–94
article on, 203_223_Confessions, -name of Christ set aside, 78-
203—coniroversy with Pelagius, sects and divisions, 79—Athana-
205—not intolerant, 209-tenden- sian creed, 81 — Swedenborgian-
cy of his system, 210_City of God, ism, 82 — natural religion, 83 —
212-Sermons, 215—character of philosophical unbelievers, 85 —
his mind, 216–resemblance to Ed philanthropy, 87_modern orders,
wards, 217-practical sense, 218 ib. — partial organizations, 89 —
-force of will, ib.-personal hab- ' sufficiency of Christianity, 93.
its, 219_scholarship, 220-claim- Christian Union, 56–69—grounds
ed by different parties, ib.-his taken, 57—faith, love, 58–differ-
true place, 223.

ent explanations of Christianity,

59 — inferences, 60 — union amid
Baldwin, T., Gazetteer of, 145. differences, 61-illustrations, 62-
Bartol, C. A., Discourse by, 474. principle of union, 63—relation to
Beckwith, G. C., Book of Peace by, i controversy, 64 — candor, 65 —

truth, 67- consequences, 68.
Beecher, Miss. See American. Clarke, J. F., Sermon by, 474.
Bigelow, H. J., Address by, 309. Convention, New York, 151-Sun-
Bird, J. & H., Singer's Text Book day School, 155.
by, 148.

Coquerel, A., Sermons of, reviewed,
Boston Association, Letter of to J. 321-332_notice of the author,
Pierpont and Reply, 309.

321 - character of his Sermons,

323 - French preaching, 325 - Harvard College and its Benefactors,
mental training, ib.-extracts, 326, 309-intelligence respecting, 318.
330 - style, 329 - fervency, ib. Hillard, G. S., Lecture by, 475.

study of foreign writings, 332. Hollis St. Society, Letter from, 309,
Cowles, H. See Perfectionism. | _"Remarks' on, 476.
Cromwell, and Puritanism, 440—459 Hood, G., History of Music in New

--writerson, 440—Guizot, 441 England by, 301.
-seventeenth century not com Housekeeper's Annual, 148.
prehended, 442 - prejudices Hoyt, R., Chaunt of Life by, 143.
against Cromwell, 443 - charge Huntington, Sermon by, 308.
of hypocrisy, 445-levity, 446— Hymn Books, New, 29—47—multi-
moods of mind, 447-charge of plication of, 29-former collec-
usurpation, 449_murder of the tions, 32 — Belknap's, ib. — New
King, 451 – character of, 452— York, 33, 40 – Dabney's, ib. -
Vindication of Cromwell, ib. Greenwood's, ib.– Willard's, 34
false judgment on 16th and 17th -Lunt's, ib..-old hymns retained,
centuries, 453 – English and 35—Warren St. and Pitts St. col-
American prejudice, 454-revolu lections, 36 – Robbins's, ib. —
tion and conservatism, 455—New Flint's, 37_Church of the Disci-
England Puritans, 457-influence ples', ib.-Cheshire, 38—Ellis's,
of Puritanism, 458.

ib. — Briggs's, 41 – Eliot's, 42-
Cushman, R., Sermon by, 475. Baptist and other collections, 43

Fox's Hymns and Anthems, 45.
Dedications, 156, 318.
Dix, D. L. See Prisons.

Immortality, Arguments for, 349—

363—teachings of nature, 349
Ecclesiastical Record, 151, 310, 477. desire of immortality, 351-con-
Edmond, A. M., Broken Vow, etc. ception of death difficult, 353—
by, 143.

skepticism unnatural, 355—soul
Eliot, J. D., Address by, 150.

invisible, 357—man's progressive
Ellis's Hymns. See Hymn Books. nature, 358_immortality of the
England, Religious Life of. See affections, 359-redemption from

evil, 360—faith of the heart, 362.
Europe, Remarks on, 476.

Ingersoll, J. G., Sermon by, 150.
Everett, A., Essays of, 144. Installations. See Ordinations.

Intelligence, Religious, 151, 310,
Faucher, J., on reform of Prisons, 477. Literary, 318.

Fathers, Oxford Library of, 6. Jarvis, E., Lecture by, 475.
Flint, J., Discourses by, 308. Jenkyn, J. W., Extent of the Atone-
Fraternity of Churches, 478.

ment by, 298_Holy Spirit and
Friends, Schism in Society of, 195 Church by, ib.

-203–J. Wilbur's book, 195— Julius, N. S., Moral Condition of N.
spirit of Quakerism dead, 196—| America by, 122.
Quaker Discipline, 197-origin of
separation, 199 - early Friends, Leonard, L. W., Discourse by, 473.
201—tendency of religious con- Leonardo Da Vinci's Painting of
troversies, 202.

Last Supper, 411-Dick's copy of
Fundamental Laws of Reasoning. Morghen's engraving of, 411-in-
See Mill.

fluence of such works, 412-no-
Furness, W. H., Discourses by, 150, tice of Da Vinci, 413--state of art
308, 474.

when he appeared, ib.-works,

415 — death, 416 - Goethe's ac-
Gannett, E. S., Sermon by, 150. count of picture of the Last Sup-

per, ib.-expression, 418-group-
Hacket, H. B. See Winer.

ing, 419-method of preparation,
Harrington, H.F., Discourse by,308. 421-copies of the original, 423.
Hall, E. B., Discourse by, 149. Levee for Meadville School, 478.
Hall, N., Sermon by, 307.

Lewis, T. See Plato.

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Lieber, F., Lecture by, 308.

character of his Life of Faith,
Lincoln, F. W., Address by, 150. 401-Religious experiences, 403
Lowell, C., Discourse by, 473.

-extracts, 404-influence of his

views, 406—sanctification, 407—
Maban, A. See Perfectionism. Christ's mission, 409.
Martineau, J., Discourse by, 149. Phillips, S. C., Address by, 309.
Martyria, 302.

Pierce, J., Addresses by, 307, 475.
Memoirs of New England Village Pilgrims, the, at Leyden, 385–391
Choir, 302.

- Sumner's Memoirs of, 385 —
Messiah, Handel's, reprint of, 302. condition of, ib.-place of wor-
Mill, J. S., System of Logic by, re ship, 387–Robinson, ib.-grave

viewed, 363 — 384 — Whately's of, 388_Sumner's arguments, 389.
Logic, 363—Whewell's Philoso-Plato against the Atheists, 108—122
phy, 364–M. Comte's system, 366 -Lewis's edition, 108— title of
- Mill's Work, 368-ground cov. work, 109-classes of offenders,
ered by logic, ib.-language, ib.-1 111-nature of Atheism, 112—
the syllogism, 369-induction, 370|| remedies, 113—soul, a genus, 115
-causation, 371-defective or er -future punishment, 117-wor-
roneous statements, 373_logic of ship and sacrifice, 119-editorial
the moral sciences, ib.-proof of remarks, 121.
a God, 375–different kinds of rea- Poetical Contributions.-The Snow,
soning, 377-divisions, 379_idea 266 – Parable, 267 — Invocation,
of a true system of logic, 380—ob. 268_Tree of Life, 269.
jection, 381-importance of a just Poetry for Home and School, 146.
logic, 383.

Poujoulat. See Augustine.
Ministry at Large, 314.

Prescott, W. H., Miscellanies of,
Missionary Subscription, 312.

Mountford, W. See Martyria. Prisons and Prison Discipline, 122—

139–Miss Dix, 122-separation of
Noyes, G. R., New Translation of prisoners, 125–solitary confine-

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canti- ment, 127-objects of prison disci-
cles by, 424_434-other transla pline, 129_objections to separate
tors, 424-Noyes's volume, 425| system, 131-separate system in
Proverbs, ib.-- Ecclesiastes, 426 Europe, 133 — Prison Discipline
character of, 427 – Noyes's ver Society, 135.
sion, 428_Canticles, 429-gener- Puritans. See Cromwell and Ret-
al merit of Noyes's translations, rospect.
430—questionable renderings, 431 Putnam, G., Election Sermon by,
-his series of translations, 433. 308—Installation Discourse. See

Unitarian Denomination.
Ordinations and Installations, 155, |

316, 480.

Reasoning, Easy Lessons on, 185.

Reed, H. See Arnold.
Palfrey, J. G., Discourse of, on Dr. Retribution, 224-233_language of
Ware, 94.

New Testament, 224-retribution
Panidèa, 470.

in a future state, 227—consequen-
Parker, T., Discourse by, 308.

ces of excluding it, 229.
Peabody, 0. W. B., Discourse by, Retrospect of Religious Life of Eng.

land, Tayler's work on, 284–297
Pentonville Prison, 133.

- character of the work, 286 —
Perfectionism, 391 — 410 — reaction | Church of England, 287--state of

against speculative theology, 391 at close of reign of Henry VIII.,
- Mahan's views of condition of 288--progress of reformation, ib.--
Church, 393—Cowles's statement, Puritanism and Independency,
394- perfection in holiness, 395 | 290_-Baxter, 292--Owen, 293
-how understood, 397—Antino. influence of Puritanism on litera-
mian Perfectionists, 398-Oberlin ture, 295--free inquiry, 297.
Evangelist, and Quarterly, 399— Robbins, C., Sermon by, 474.
Uphamn on the Interior Life, 400— Rückert, translations from, 267, 269.

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