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CONTENTS OF NUMBER XIX.

ART.

PAGE. I. LIFE AND CHARACTER OF JOHN ADAMS,

1. Letters of John Adams, addressed to his Wife. Edited by his Grandson, Charles F. ADAMS.

2. Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams, with an Introductory Memoir by her Grandson, CHARLES F. Adams.

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II. AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES,

American Antiquities and Researches, with the
Origin and History of the Red Man. By ALEXANDER
W. BRADFORD.

93

III. The New York HISTORICAL Society,

Collections of the New York Historical Society.
Second Series.

100

IV. Palmer ON THE CHURCH OF CHRIST,

A Treatise on the Church of Christ, designed chiefly for Students in Theology. By the Rev. WILLIAM PALMER, M. A.

144

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V. KENNEDY's Novels,

1. Swallow Barn; or, à Sojourn in the old Dominion.

2. Horse Shoe Robinson; a Tale of the Tory
Ascendancy.

3. Rob of the Bowl; a Legend of St. Inigoes.
4. Quodlibet.

152

VI. PARK'S PANTOLOGY,

Puntology; or, a Systematic Survey of Human
Knowledge, proposing a Classification of all its
Branches, etc." By Roswell Park, A. M.

170

VII. ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PUBLIC LANDS FOR

THE PURPOSES of EducATION,

Speech of William Cost Johnson on Resolutions to appropriate the Public Lands for Purposes of Education.

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ART.

Page.
I. LIFE AND CHARACTER OF JOHN ADAMS,

1
1. Letters of John Adams, addressed to his Wife.
Edited by his Grandson, CHARLES F. ADAMS.

2. Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams,
with an Introductory Memoir by her Grandson,
CHARLES F. ADAMS,

68

II. AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES,

American Antiquities and Researches, with the
Origin and History of the Red Man. By ALEXANDER
W. BRADFORD.

93

III. The New YORK HISTORICAL Society,

Collections of the New York Historical Society.
Second Series.

IV. Palmer ON THE Church of Christ,

A Treatise on the Church of Christ, designed
for Students in Theology. By the Rev. 12:41
PALMER, M. A.

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V. KENNEDY's Novels,
1. Swallow Barn; or, a Sojourn

,

s 3 Dominion.

2. Horse Shoe Robinson; a Tus II
Ascendancy.

3. Rob of the Bowl; a Legend of S. La
4. Quodlibet.

.

VI. PARK'S PANTOLOGY,

Pantology; or, a Systematic San
Knowledge, proposing a Classi

Branches, etc. By Roswell PALE E I
VII. ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF TEILI -

THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATION

Speech of William Cost EL-* Iia
to appropriate the Public Sa
Education.

troversy about an Episcopate such as we now rejoice in, adapted to the institutions and feelings of the people, but a question as to a semi-political Episcopacy, which was to be coined at Lambeth and to claim immediate kindred with that spiritual bench which a few years later voted in Parliament to send Indians and Hanoverians to play butchers to the American flock. Prelatist and Papist were, with the New England Puritans of the early part of the eighteenth century, as convertible terms as ever they were with the Cameronians and Roundheads of the old country in the century before. We would not do Mrs. Adams the injustice to compare her to the incomparable Mause Headrigg, but we question whether there is a more characteristic notion put to the credit of the Scotch matron of fiction than that in Mrs. Adams's letter of the 14th September, 1774, when describing the commotion produced by the removal of the powder from Charlestown. She says:

“ The town appears as high as you can well imagine, and, if necessary, would soon be in arms. The church parson thought they were coming after him, and ran up garret'; they say another jumped out of his window and hid among the corn, whilst a third crept under his board fence and told his beads." - Vol. i., p.

20. During the session of the first Congress at Philadelphia, Mr. Adams, in a letter to his wife, describes his visits to a Roman Catholic chapel in a tone which Dr. Brownlee or Mr. Breckenridge might rejoice in :

“This afternoon, led by curiosity and good company, I strolled away to mother church, or rather grand-mother church. I mean the Romish chapel. I heard a good, short, moral essay upon the duty of parents to their children, founded in justice and charity, to take care of their interests, temporal and spiritual. This afternoon's entertainment was to me most awful and affecting. The poor wretches fingering their beads, chanting Latin, not one word of which they understood, their Pater Nosters and Ave Marias, their holy water, their crossing themselves perpetually, their bowing to the name of Jesus whenever they hear it, their bowings, and kneelings, and genuflexions before the altar. The dress of the priest was rich with lace. His pulpit was velvet and gold. The altarpiece was very rich; little images and crucifixes about; wax candles lighted up. But how shall I describe the picture of our Saviour, over the altar at full length, upon the cross in the agonies, and the blood dropping from his wounds! The music, consisting of an

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