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who thought so much of the poor In. pel to the unenlightened parts of the dians as to send a preacher to them. earth, of the prophetic declarations of From all that he had heard, he “had scripture relative to a happy period, little expectation of being permitted which is fast approaching, when poor to preach to the Indians in this, which Indians, and millions of the human is the most populous settlement of the race, as ignorant as they would be Senecas ;" but he “met with a much brought to behold and to rejoice in more agreeable reception than he had the glorious light of the gospel, when anticipated. Accompanied by Mr. every wicked practice would come to Hyde," he observes, “we visited some an end, and all the tribes of men of the natives, particularly Young would form one vast band of bretbren. King and Capt Pollard, two of the I mentioned that the good people of most influential chiefs. The business Boston and the vicinity, a distani place of my mission was made known to on this island, (adopting their lan. them, and they expressed their appro- guage,) had sent me to preach to them, bation of the object Pollard said he that they had no sinister motives for was glad I had called on the chiefs so so doing, that they did not wish for as to inform them of my wishes, that their land, nor any thing they possess. they might have opportunity to com- ed ; but, feeling the comforts of reli: municate them to their people It gion in their own hearts, they longed was their desire that the meeting to see the Indians and all their fellow might be on the Sabbath, to which I creatures blessed with the heart cheercheerfully agreed.” Of the discourse ing hopes of the gospel of Jesus, and to the Indians, at the time appointed, they considered it a duty to help those, he, gives the following interesting who are unable to help themselves, as account.

“ We met at the schools far as in their power, to a knowledge house in the Seneca village, and of such infinite moment to every hu. it was filled with the tawny in- man being ; adding, that I should habitants, while a considerable num. gladly hear any remarks they might ber stood without at the door and win. see fit to make upon any thing I had dows. Ten chiefs were present, of offered. After a short consultation, whom one was the noted Sö-gwē-ê. Capt. Pollard rose, and in a very wau-tau,* known by the name of Red graceful and eloquent manner deliverJacket, of whose shrewd remarks to ed an address I regret that I cannot missionaries, on some former occa

present it to you in full. Never did I sions, you have probably been ap- behold a more solemn and interesting prised. In my address 1 spake of the countenance Jameison said he could past and present state of the Indians, not interpret the whole, but would lamented the bad example too often give me a sketch. It was nearly in set them, and the injustice not unfre. these words :- Brother, the chiefs quently done them by the unprincipled have agreed that I should speak to you among their white brethren

I spake in their name. We are happy to see of the excellence and infinite impor- you among us We are happy to hear tance of the gospel, and the comfort, about the Great Spirit. We are happy which many Indians had enjoyed on a to hear the pel We have understood death bed in trusting their souls to almost every thing you have told us. the Lord Jesus Christ. I descanted We like it very much. We thank you on the uncertainty of life, a judge for coming to talk to us. We thank the ment to come, and an eternity to fol- good people who have thought of us, low, the awful state of all men by na- and have sent you to us.

We should be ture, and the only method of escape glad to have ministers come to see us from the wrath which awaits the im- again. This is probably a very mea. penitent and unbelieving, represent. gre as well as a greatly abridged vering that Jesus is the Son of God and sion of a speech, in the pronouncing of the only Saviour of the world. I also which the chief was not less than 20 spake of the wonderful exertions of minutes, and displayed the talents of the present day for spreading the gos. an orator absorbed in the magnitude

of his subject.”. • Which literally means. Wide a.

Mr. Alden visited the Cataraugus wake and keeps every one else awake. village ; but "many of the leading

some

a few

characters were absent,"' Johnson, our, a slave or free, to read or write, the interpreter, said he was persuaded or causes such persons to be so it would be very agreeable to the taught, is subjected to a fine of ehiefs and their people to hear the thirty dollars for each offence; and gospel, if they had been at home. Mr. Taylor, of the denomination of every person of colour who shall Friends in their vicinity, expressed keep a school to teach reading or his regret, that our missionary could writing, is subject to a fine of thirnot have an opportunity to preach to

ty dollars, or to be imprisoned the Cataraugus Indians.

" These are

ten days and whipped thirty-nine all Senecas, except about 6 families, la hes!” who are Munsees. At the Seneca

Such is the New -paper account. village on Buffalo Creek are about 700 If it be correct and founded on Senecas, 16 Munsees, some Ononda. fact, the ordinance of Savannah is gas, Cayugas, and

a reproach not only to that city Squaukes in the different reserves, but to the United States, and to the Senacas amount to something more the whole civilized world. It is an than 2000. The language of the ordinance again t which

every Munsees is radically different from Christian should feel and express that of the former. They are so call.

the most perfect abhorrence. ed from the place where they formerly lived, on a branch of the Susquehan dinance characteristic of all the

If we could suppose such an ornab, but are of the Delaware tribe.” In the review of the last year we

white people of Savannah, we see much to afford us pleasure and

should be compelled to assign them

a rank in the scale of beings, even encouragement. Some of our missions bave been unusually successful. Thir

below the blacks whom they treat ty years have now elapsed since the as beasts and property ; and if the incorporation of the Society. That more righteous or less wicked blacks its endeavours to promote the religious were removed from the city, we improvement and final salvation of might justly fear that Savannah those, who have stood in the most need would share the fate of Sodom. of assistance, have been, in some de- But we hope and believe that gree, effectual, there seems no room

there are in the city, exclusive of to doubt For this cause we bow our

the people of colour, more than ten knees in devout thankfulness and praise to GOD, who hath “command. righteous persons, who have been ed the blessing.” If the fruit of our

grieved with the “ ungodly deeds" labours be nat now always visible, it of those who passed the detestable may appear hereafter. The promise

ordinance. is sure. If we sow bountifully, we

It is an opinion founded on obshall reap also bountifully. “Let us

servation, that those who are exnot," therefore, brethren, “ be weary perimentally acquainted with the in well doing; for in due season we value of knowledge, virtue and reshall reap, if we faint not

līgion, are disposed to diffuse these By order of the Select Committee. blessings among their fellow beings; A. HOLMES, Secretary. and especially among those who are

under their care. We may then CONSUMMATE BARBARITY.

very naturally infer, that those who As a perfect contrast to every made and sanctioned the ordinance thing humane, benevolent or Chris- for excluding the blacks from these tian contained in the Disciple we privileges, were themselves stranhave to record the following report gers to the benefits of a virtuous of a barbarous ordinance of the city education : They are people who of Savannah, which has appeared have as strong claims on the comin several Newspapers.

passion of Christians as the Hindoos “ The city of Savannah has pass- or the Hottentots. We would there. ed an ordinance, by which any per- fore recommend their case to the son that teaches any person of col. consideration of all those beneva.

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lent Societies whose object is, to when he very pathetically and afs humanize and christianize the igno- fectionately addressed them on the rant and barbarous tribes. Let it subject of their everlasting welfare. not for a moment be imagined that One of his great great grand-chilthe perpetrators of the horrid deed dren was present on this occasion. were civilized men. While other This venerable patriarch was the parts of Christendom are ve with father of a nerous progeny, benevolent exertions, Savannah-if amounting it is believed, to nearly the report be true is subject to 300. The following is a correct the reign of barbarism ; and by an return of them as far as hath been infamous bull against instructing ascertained-children, 16; grand the blacks, has outraged every prin- children, 92 ; great grand children, ciple of humanity, and out done 133 ; great, great grand children, even Algerine slave holders.

8-total, 249.

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM AMOS.

OBITUARY. Departed this life, in Harford

Died in Boston, Rev. Francis County, in this state, (Maryland,) Jackson, pastor of a church at Daon the 26th day of the 2d month, rien, Georgia, aged 29, son of ma1814, in the 97th year of his age, jor D. Jackson of Watertown. William Amos, a much revered

Mrs Mary, wife of Mr. Benjamember of the Society of Friends, min Greene, aged 40. and seventy-six years a minister

In Medford, Mrs. Elizabeth thereof.

Cook, aged 78. It was in the early part of his

In Gloucester, Samuel Calder, life, while exercising the functions Esq. aged 55, Surveyor of the disof an officer in the militia, that it trict of Glouce-ter, and a Selectwas revealed to him that the king

man of that town; formerly of dom of Christ was a

6 peaceful Nantucket. kingdom,” therefore conferring not

In Providence, William Godwith flesh and blood he was obedi.. dard, Esq. aged 78 ; he was the first ent to the heavenly vision-resign. editor of the Providence Gazette, ed his commission-and uniting which he established in 1762. himself in religious fellowship with In Jefferson County, Ken. Rev. the Society of Friends, hath ever

Wm Kellar. since continued his exertions, suc

In Lexington, Ken. Rev. R. Fen. cessfully we believe, both by pre- ley, president of the University in cepts and example, to turn men to

Georgia. righteousness. His own life was

In Pend!eton District, S. C. John indeed an exemplification of meek

Gil eland, aged 116. ness, piety, resignation, benevo.

In New-Orleans, Hon. C. C. lence and charity.

Claibourne, late Governor of Loui. He was a great promoter of peace siana. and justice, and was frequently call.

In Dublin, N. H. Rev. Edward ed on by his fellow citizens to per- Sprague. form the Christian duty of mediator, and he had the satisfaction to find that his exertion to restore

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY, harmony were very generally crown- Mr. Thomas Tracy, Cambridge. ed with success. In the year 1806, Jonathan P. Dabney, do. as many of his descendants as could

Samuel Gilman, do. be conveniently notified, were con- Thomas Savage, do. vened, at his particular request, in P. O good,

do. Friends Meeting House in Lom.

Alvan Lamson,

do. bard-street, Baltimore, to the num. James Walker, do. ber of about one hundred and forty E. Q. Sewall, Concord.

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THE

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE.

No, 2.

FEBRUARY, 1818.

Vol. VI.

REVIEW of a Sermon, preached in the city of Hudson, Sepe.

10, 1817, before the Auxiliary Bible Society of the county of Columbia. By Thomas Warner, A. M. New-York, J. Sey

mour.

ever

We have perused this ser- sent. His earnestness is not mon with no ordinary pleasure, the misguided enthusiasm of The subject itself, we con- sectarian zeal; it is the genceive, is among those of the erous ardour of a mind embra. highest importance, which, at cing in its scope the eternal the present day, claim the in- interests of men, considered terest of Christians. We look as beings of a common origin upon Bible Societies as con- and a common destiny, enlightstituting one of the noblest in- ened by reason and conscience, stitutions, which have and equally the creatures of been designed. It is a scheme, God, and the objects of his rewhich comprises facilities and gard and mercy. mcans of spreading the knowl. His discourse is divided inedge and influence of christ- to two parts. The first is ocianity to an unlimited extent. cupied in considering some of It is built on the broad basis the most important circumof universal benevolence, and stances relating to the history is so constituted, that, in any of the Bible, and the signal of its operations, it cannot pos. providence of God in preserva sibly proinote any other end, ing it during the many ages than the best good and happi- since it has been written, notness of men. We were glad withstanding the threatening to find, in the discourse before dangers to which it has been us so able a defence of this ad- exposed, and from which it mirable institution. The au. would seem nothing could resthor's views of the subject are cuc it but the arm of God. those of an enlightened and' The second part is devoted to liberal mind. His sentiments remarks on the importance are expressed in a tone of and benefits of Bible Societies. christian charity and benevo- It is the fate of most of the lent feeling, which commands productions of human wisdom, our respect and wins our as. industry, and learning, that Vol. VI.-No, 2.

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they soon pass away and are anguish of despair? Will they ' forgotten. They serve to ex- speak peace to the troubled cite a momentary attention, spirit, carry us beyond ourand perhaps to touch the spring selves, and wast us

on the of slumbering thought, and wings of hope to the regions draw forth a transient gleam of of brighter day? They want feeling and sentiment; but this power—they are the prothey hardly fix an impression ductions of men--they want on the tablets of the memory ; the stamp of divinity, and the the stream of oblivion passes seal of inspiration. One book silently over them; their name only there is, in which these and their influence are alike are found ; and this is the Bi. forgotten, and they are, as if ble, the holy word of God. they never had been. A few The history of its preserva* have been more fortunate. tion, therefore, is a subject of they have survived the rude no small interest, and Mr. shocks, and escaped the with. Warner has made it as perering touches of time, they yet spicuous and complete, as the stand forth in their native maj. nature of his subject and his esty, venerable by the weight narrow limits would allow. of years they sustain, and im. We give the following extract posing by their real greatness. from this part of the sermon, We look to them for instruc- as a specimen of the author's tion, and resort to them for a- style and manner. It is an musement.

We are astonish- argument, in connexion with ed to hear the voice of wisdom others, to show, that none of speak in accents so profound, the books, which were deemand filled with wonder at the ed sacred at the time of the force of intellect and the in- Babylonish captivity were losť spiration of genius, which we amidst the series of disasters, find 'in them. We are alter- which immediately preċeded nately charmed by the music this event. of poetry, dazzled by the flash.

“ Most of the inspired writers, both es of eloquence, and made

of the old Testament and new, free: thoughtful and serious, wise quently refer to the books of Moses, and profound, in the groves of and those at least of the earlier prophphilosophy. But the effects of ets, as documents well known to exall these are transient and un- ist, and of undoubted authenticity.

at the times in which they wrote. satisfying. They may relieve the thirst of an ardent mind, of those documents was the reason,

And it is probable, that the notoriety they may employ the vacant why none of these frequent allusions thoughts of the indolent, and to them have assumed the shape of give a momentary pleasure to

explicit attestations to that effect.

There was no occasion to attest what the votaries of taste, refine- every body knew, and nobody thought ment and knowledge ; but is of disputing. The uniform silence, not this all ? Will they give too, of all the inspired writers, froni consolation and strength to the

the first to the last, as to any loss of the soul, which is sinking under implies a clear and strong presump

sacred books, or of any part of them, afflictions and distress ; the tion that there had been no such.

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