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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.
Brazer, Rev. J., biographical notice
country, 47-55-Miss Beecher's by. See Hymn Books. Volume
character of Briggs's Discourses,
242 - extracts, 242.
Battle of, 247-266-human cre.
plied, 251-credibility of witness-
cle on, 1-24–study of antiquity, conflicting testimony, 255-origin
ent explanations of Christianity,
59 — inferences, 60 — union amid
truth, 67- consequences, 68.
Coquerel, A., Sermons of, reviewed,
321 - character of his Sermons,
323 - French preaching, 325 - Harvard College and its Benefactors,
study of foreign writings, 332. Hollis St. Society, Letter from, 309,
--writerson, 440—Guizot, 441 England by, 301.
ib. — Briggs's, 41 – Eliot's, 42-
Fox's Hymns and Anthems, 45.
Immortality, Arguments for, 349—
363—teachings of nature, 349
skepticism unnatural, 355—soul
invisible, 357—man's progressive
evil, 360—faith of the heart, 362.
Ingersoll, J. G., Sermon by, 150.
Intelligence, Religious, 151, 310,
ment by, 298_Holy Spirit and
-203–J. Wilbur's book, 195— Julius, N. S., Moral Condition of N.
Last Supper, 411-Dick's copy of
fluence of such works, 412-no-
when he appeared, ib.-works,
415 — death, 416 - Goethe's ac-
per, ib.-expression, 418-group-
ing, 419-method of preparation,
Lewis, T. See Plato.
Lieber, F., Lecture by, 308.
character of his Life of Faith,
-extracts, 404-influence of his
views, 406—sanctification, 407—
Pierce, J., Addresses by, 307, 475.
- Sumner's Memoirs of, 385 —
viewed, 363 — 384 — Whately's of, 388_Sumner's arguments, 389.
Poujoulat. See Augustine.
Prescott, W. H., Miscellanies of,
139–Miss Dix, 122-separation of
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canti- ment, 127-objects of prison disci-
Reasoning, Easy Lessons on, 185.
Reed, H. See Arnold.
New Testament, 224-retribution
in a future state, 227—consequen-
ces of excluding it, 229.
land, Tayler's work on, 284–297
- character of the work, 286 —
against speculative theology, 391 at close of reign of Henry VIII.,