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We understand that the New.Lon- ty, but that the employment of stagedon Association, (Conn.) at their coaches on the Lord's day is a direct meeting in June last, passed, unani- violation of the Fourth Command. mously, the following vote, viz. ment; and that if such abominable
Whereas, it appears that Arian and practices are suffered, they know not Socinian errors are spreading in New where the outrages upon the feelings England, we judge it our duty to de- of the public will stop, or how reliclare our firm belief of the divine Trin. gion is to be maintained.” Eo. Mag.
ity in Unity; and of the true and prop-er Divinity of our Lord and Saviour je. PALESTINE ASSOCJATION. sus Christ, as taught in the Holy Scrip. We understand that a society has tures, and for substance inaintained in been established for the purpose of the Westminster confession of faith promoting the knowledge of the Goog. and catechism. And we recommend to raphy, Natural History, and Anuquithe members of this Association crre. ties of Palestine and its vicinity, with fully to avoid all ministerial cominu. a view to the illustration of the holy nion with ministers who oppose these writings, and the promotion of Bibli: dactrines.”
cal and historical knowledge.
It has been regretted by all who On Lord's day, May 25, 1806, was have attended to the subject of Syrian opened for public worship the new Antiquities, that much valuable local Independent or Congregational church information is still wanted for the il. in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. lustration of the ancient historians, saHollingshead preached in the morn, cred and profanc, rho have treated ing from, Isa. lvi. 7. “ For mine, on tbe affairs of that province; and house shall be called an house of that, notwithstanding the learned and prayer for all people.” in the after. laborious compilations of Adriconius, noon Dr. Keith delivered a discourse Revenelli, Cellarius, Fuller, and from Hag: ii. 7. “ And I will fill this Lightfoot, the more recent details of biouse with glory, saith the Lord of. Reland, Calmet, &c. many of the most Hosts.” This clegant cdifice is built important points are still left unexam. of brick, in a circular form, and of suf- incd : that there are many chasme ficient size to contain from 1500 to which ought to be filled up, and a ra: 2000 people. The whole expense is riety of easy and obrious facts that estimated at 60,000 dollars, It is have been little, if at all, attended to ; hoped this beautiful edifice may stand which, if ascertained with precision, for ages to come, an honour to those could not fail to clueidate' many of who erected it, an ornament to the ci. the most difficult passages of the Satý, and a commodious place for public cred Scriptures. worship, to a large and Bourishing It affords us pleasure to hear that branch of the Christian Church, this Society are now engaging proper
persons to execute this plan. When SCOTLAND.
we consider the high respectability of Is consequenec of a project for the its oris i al Institutors and Members, revival of the stage-coaches between and the importance of its objects, we Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sundays, cannot but entertain hope, that they to accommodate a numerous body of, will meet with every requisite encour: travellers, wbo have occasion to pass gement.
Evan. Mag and repass to those places on that day in particular, the Presbytery of Glasgow have had a meeting, to take The British and Foreign Bible şo. the subject under their serious con- ciety have lately been favoured with a sideration, and oppose it by erery noble present from a lady of quality, of possible means. In their observan the sum of one thousand guineas. tions, which they have published, they state, that "they contemplate with drcad the awful change which The Slave Trade has now continu. must follow the introduction of this ed 303 years, riz. from 1503 to the practice on the morals of the people of present. It appears on a moderate Scotland." They add, that " the computation, in that period, that the mail-coach may be a work of accessint number of slaves imported from Afri
THŁ SLAVE TRADE.
cx by the different powers of Europe, met's tomb acceptable to the reader. amounts to 573 millions !!.
We transcribe it from “ A faithful acWe hope that we may congratulate count of the religion and manners of the Friends of Justice and Humanity the Mahometans, third edition, pub. on a inore pleasing prospect than has lished in 1731. By Joseph Pitts, of ever before appeared, of the speedy Exeter," father, we believe, of the bolitiou of the Slave Trade. Some late Rev. Mr. Pitts, of Southwark. wecks ago en act of parliament was Mr. Pitts was taken prisoner when passed, by which it is said that the
very young, by the Algerines, and abolition of nearly two thirds of the 'sold foc a slave. In the course of his British Slave Trade has been effected. journies with one of his inasters, he Since that period, a bill has been in- visited Mocca and Medina. troduced into the House of Com- “Medina," says this writer, “is mnons, to prohibit any inore ships from but a little town, and poor ; yet it is being employed in that accursed traf- walled round, and hath in it a great fic during the present season, beside mosque ; but nothing near so big as those already employed. May God - the temple at Mecca. In one corner prosper the efforts now made to de. of the mosque is a place built about liver this country from blood-guiltiness! fourteen or fifteen paces square.
Evan. Maz. About this place are great windows,
fenced with brass grates. In the inBy a letter from Rotterdam, in. side it is decked with some lamps formation has been received that Mr. and ornaments. It is arched all over. Kicherer's labours, since his returą head. I find some relate', that there to Zak River, bave been greatly bless. are no less than 3000 lamps about ed; and that the people who were Mahomet's tomb; but there are not, dispersed, are in great part gathered as I verily believe, an hundred (and again.
these not of silver, as some report; bnt almost all of glass.) I speak
what I know, and have been an eye MEDINA.
witness of In the middle of this The newspapers state that Medina place is the tomb of Mahomet, where has been captured by the Wahabres, the corpse of that bloody impostor is whose army has overwhelmed the laid, which hath silk curtains all whole country, and taken the city by around it, like a bed ; which curtains * assault, with prodigious bloodshed are not costly nor beautiful. There
and devastation. They set fire to is nothing of this tomb to be seen by Medina in various places, destroyed any, by reason of the curtains round the mosques; and having ransacked it: nor are any of the bagges.(or dethem of their valuable shrines and votees who visit it for worship) pertreasures, completely destroyed the mitted to enter there. None go in but tomb of the Prophet. After which, the eunuchs, who keep the watch over some thousands of females of the first it: and they only to light the lamps rank, and a number of the principal which burn there by night, and tu inhabitants, were carried off' into the sweep and cleanse the place. All the desert. A troop of camels were also privileges the hagges hare, is only to sent away with jewels and other trea- thrust in their hands at the windows, sures to an immense amount.
between the brass grates, and to peti. Later accounts say, that “Since tion the dead juggler ; which they do the taking of Medina, the Wahabees with a wonderful deal of reverence. have made further progress: they
“ It is storied by some, that the bare excited alarm at Mecca, and coffin of Mahomet hangs up by the at. have made themselves masters of tractive virtue of a loadstone to the Gedda."
roof of the mosque ; but, believe me, A war has also broken out in Bos. it is a false story.
When I looked nia. The Christians in that province, through the brass grate, I saw as aided by their neighbours the Monte- much as any of the hagges ; and the negrins and Herzogovins, have made top of the curtains which covered the a great slaughter among the Turks. tomb, were not half so high as the
This extraordinary event will pro- roof or arch; so that it is impossible bably render some account of Maho. his coffin should be hanging there. I never heard the Mahometans say any bable design of Providence in submitthing like it.”
Ib. ting so large a portion of Asia to the
British Dominion. 2. The duty.
mcans, and consequences of translatBENGAL
ing the Scriptures into the Oriental The Rev. C. Buchanan, Vice Presi. tongues ; and promoting Christian dent of the College at Fort William, knowledge in Asia. 3. A brief his. has proposed a prize of 5001. for the toric view of the progress of the gosbest work in English Prosc, embracing pel, in the different nations, since its the following subjects: i. The pro- first promulgation.
most authentic MSS. of the Raj.
mayunu, a celebrated Shanscrit Poem ; DR. TAPPAN'S WORKS.
with an English Translation, accomWe are happy to learn that pro- panied with elucidatory Notes. posals are shortly to be issued for the will form 9 vols. 4to. of 600 pages publication of the Works of that emim each, at 5 guineas per vol. : three vol. nent divine, and excellent man, the late umes to be delivered annually. « This Rer. David TAPPAY, D. D. Hollis Poem,” say the editors, who are the Professor of Divinity in Harvard Col. Baptist Missionaries at Serampore, lege. These works, we understand, "is far superior in antiquity to any are to embrace his public lectures de- of the Pooranus : and the veneration livered to the students, on Theology, in which it has been held, throughout and on Jewish Antiquities, and a vol: Hindoosthan, for so many ages, is ume of his sermons. The whole to scarcely exceeded by that entertained be comprised in four handsome octa- for the Sacred Scriptures throughout vo volumes. The profits arising from the Christian world; a circumstance the sale of these works, which, from this, which renders it interesting, the high and far known reputation of whatever be its intrinsic merit. The Dr. Tappan, as a writer and divine, work, however, besides furnishing an we anticipate will be very considera- important clue to the ancient history ble, are to be given to his widow and of India, gives us such a full idea of children.
the Hindoo Mythology, and presents It has been recently ascertained, almost unvarying 'manners and cus
to us so interesting a picture of the that the mammoth, or American el.
toms of the country, as must render eplant, was a herbivorous animal. it highly gratifying to the admirers In digging a well in Wythe county, of Oriental Literature." Ch. 05 in Virginia, after penetrating about five and a half feet from the surface,
A general meeting of the propriethe labourers struck against the stom. tors of the LONDON INSTITUTION, ach of a mammoth, the contents of
was held on the 24th April. By a which were in a state of perfect pres, report made to the proprietors, it apervation, consisting of half masticated
pears that the managers have ad. reeds, twig's, and grass, or leaves, dressed themselves to the liberality
of the city of London, for the grant of
the site on which Blackwell hall now GREAT BRITAIN.
stands, for the erection of a commoPROPOSALS have been circnlated dious house for the institution. The for printin
by subscription, the ori- total number of proprietors yet ad. ginai text, care fully collated with the mitted is 950 ; and that of life subs
scribers 72. A library has been al.
EAST INDIES. ready collected, which has cost The Asiatic Society has united with 67001 ; and consists of nearly 8000 the College of Fort William, in grant. volumes, comprising many works of ing an annual stipend, by equal con. great and increasing value. The "tributions, of 450l. sterling, to the whole sum received is 76,7101. 3s. 1d. Protestant missionaries in Bengal, of which 65,000, with an accumula- towards defraying the expense of tion of interest amounting to about publishing the original text of the 20001, is invested in Exchequer bills. most ancient Shanscrit writings, Professor Richard Porson is ap- and particularly of the Vedas, with an pointed principal librarian, with a sal. English translation. ary of 2001. per annum ; under whom are two assistant librarians, each at The subject of the prize essay, 1001. per aunum.
proposed to the students at the Col.
lege of Fort William, for the second The Marine Society has, since its term of 1805, is the following: “On establishment in 1756, clothed 34,191 the ultimate Improvement of the Na. men, and 25,519 boys; and, in the tives of India, in the course of ages, quarter ending December, 1805, 133 under the influence of the British men, and 107 boys ; 47 of the boys government, in learning and the arts, being apprenticed to the merchants
in morals, manners, and religion.” service. This society has now 60 boys on board their ship at Deptford, Captain CHARLES STEWART, As. ready and fit for his Majesty's and sistant Persian Professor, has comthe merchants' service.
menced a Descriptive Catalogue of the
Oriental Books and MSS. belonging to The Bishop of Londox's Lec- the Library of TIPPOO Sail, now in tures on the Gospel of St. Mattherv, the College of Fort William. He and Milner's History of the Church has discovered in that library, a val. of Christ, have been translated into uable work in the Persian language, the German language.
referred to by Don and ORME, as necessary for the illustration of an important period in Eastern history,
and which was sought for in India by DENMARK.
those historians without success. It
is the History of the Emperor AuThe Danish government is 'occu. RENGZEBE, from the 11th year of his pied in meliorating the condition of reign to his death, a period of 40 the inhabitants of Iceland ; a people years; written by the learned and removed to the confines of the polar authentic MAHOMMED SAKI. circle, but interesting on account of the zeal with which they cultivated M. V. LUNKAR, head Pundit on the sciences in the 10th and 11th the Shanscrit and Bengalee languages centuries ; and on account of the at Fort William, has ready for the voyages, which they made to Ameri- press in Bengalec, A General History ca. Iceland, almost ruined by various of the Hindo08, from the earliest ages physical and political evils, is about
to the present time : compiled from to be restored ; a regular city is Oriental authorities, and particularly building, to be called Reykiavig; from Shanscrit records. He is also and it is already peopled by colonies preparing for the press, in the same of natives as well as strangers. A language, A View of the Manners and free port is opened ; and a college, Customs of the Hindoos, as they now where the learned languages and nat. exist ; in which many popular prac. ural history are taught, is in the full tices are contrasted with the ancient exercise of its functions.
observances prescribed by the Vedas.
Ch. Ob. Vol. II, No. 5.
List of Dew Publications.
A SERMON, delivered at Hartford, Church, in Charleston, S. Carolina. at the funeral of John M'Curdy Preached June 3, 1794, at the opening Strong,son of the Rev. Nathan Strong, of the newly rebuilt house of worship D. D. who was drowned in Connecti- of the Independent or Congregational cut river, on the evening of Sept. 16. Church, at Dorchester, Charleston. By Abel Flint. Hartford. Lincoln Markland, M'Iver, & Co. and Gleason, 1806.
A Sermon, delivered before the A Sermon, delivered at New-Bos. Hampshire Missionary Society, at ton, N. H. Feb. 26, 1806, at the Ordi. their annual meeting at Northampton, nation of the Rev. Ephraim P. Brad. August 28, 1806. By Jonathan L. fond, to the pastoral care of the Pres- Pemeroy, of Worthington. Northbyterian Church and Society in that ampton. William Butler. place. By Jesse Appleton. Amherst, Two Discourses, delivered in the N. H. Jos. Cushing. 1806.
North Meeting-house in Portsmouth, A Sermon preached to the United 16th June, 1805, it being the Sabbath Independent orCongregationalChurch succeeding the interment of Mrs. of Dorchester and Beach-hill, (South. Mary Buckminster, consort of the Carolina) at the Ordination of the Rev. Rev. Joseph Buckminster, D.D. By James Adams, to the pastoral charge Jesse Appleton, Congregational Minof said church. By the Rev. Daniel ister in Hampton. W. & D. Tread. M'Calla, A. M. Charleston. W.P. well. Portsmouth. Harrison. 1799.
Sacred Classics, containing the folThe Christian Monitor, Vol. 2, a lowing works: 1. Hervey's Medita. Religious periodical work. By “ A tions. 2. Evidences of the Christian Society for promoting Christian knowl. religion, by the right Hon. Joseph Adedge, piety, and charity.” Boston. tison. To which
are added, Discour. Munroe and Francis, 1806.
ses against atheism and infidelity, with A Discourse commemorative of the a preface ; containing the sentiments late Maj. Gen. William Moultrie, de- of Mr. Boyle, Mr. Locke, and Sir Isaac livered in the Independent Church, Newton, concerning the gospel revelaCharleston, (S.C.) on the 15th of tion. 3. The death of Abel, in 5 books, Oct. 1805, at the request of the Soci- translated from the German of Mr. ety of the Cincinnati of South Caroli. Gesner, by Mrs. Colver. To which is na, before that Society and the Amer. prefixed, the life of the author. 4. Deican Revolution Society. By William vout Exercises of the Heart, in mediHollingshead, D.D. Charleston. Pe- tation and soliloquy, prayer and praise, ter Freneau. 1805.
by the late pious and ingenious Mrs. The Acts of Incorporation, together Elizabeth Rowe, revised and publishwith the Bye Laws and orders of the ed at her request, by J. Watts, D. D. Massachusetts Medical Society. Sa- Friendship in Death, in letters from the lein. Joshua Cushing. 1806. dead to the living; to which are added,
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