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PRESENT STATE OF THE SOCIETY
FOR CONVERTING THE JEWS.
The Printer w 10 has solely relied on edition is called for, the first being the taste and discernment of an en- nearly exhausted. Tracts in several lightened Public, not less than on languages have been printed, and distheir patriotism, ventures to hope tributed in some instances with good that he will be supported in this un- effect. The Church Liturgy is about dertaking by all the friends of learn- to be translated into Hebrew. A ing and the well-wishers to the liter- monthly work, the Jewish Expositor, ary reputation of their country. is published for the benefit of Christ
Q The Price will be $3 50 in ians and Jews.' A Committee visits
and relieves poor and distressed Jews
verts. Many Jews have actually em-
braced Christianity, and some have Rt. Rev. the Bishop of St. David's. died in the faith ; and a spirit of reHon, and Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop ligious enquiry is excited
in England of Gloucester.
and in foreign countries. Three adult President,
Jews, and thirty-nine children were Sir Thomas Baring, Bart. M. P. baptized last year in London. Some
young men are educating as MissionFor the General Fund, aries; one of whom, the Rev. B. N. Richard Stain forth, Esq. Solomon, a converted and ordained For the Hebrew Testament, rabbi, is now, in company with the Thonuas Babington, Esq. M. P. Rev. L. Way, on a journey of reSecretaries, (gratis.)
search among the Jews. They have Rev. Basil Woodd, M. A. Rector of travelled several thousand miles thro?
Drayton Beauchamp, Bucks. Holland, Prussia, Poland, and Russia, Rev. Charles S. Hawtrey, M. A. and are now in the Crimea. This Vicar of Whitston, Monmouthshire. journey will prepare the way for misRev. David Ruell, M. A. Chaplain to sions to this long-neglected people
the County of Middlesex. abroad. The emperor of Russia and For Foreign Correspondence. others patronize this good cause, and Rev. P. Treschow.
at hoine it is promoted by high and Various Auxiliary Societies, Fe- low, rich and poor. male, and other minor Associations, This Society comprises the chief have been formed in different parts of designs of Bible, Missionary, Tract, the British Empire;, one of which is and other benevolent Institutions. at Calcutta in the East Indies; and a Every person, who collects 1s. per Ladies' Association has also been week for it, will receive, on applica. formed at Boston, North America. tion to the Secretaries of the Parent Last year this Society expended about Society, or of any of its Associations, £ 6359 in this cause. About eighty a copy of the Jewish Expositor every Jewish children are receiving Christ month ; one of these Records every ian education. Nearly two hundred half year, and one of the Reports have passed through their schools.
once a year.
Other ways of aiding Lectures are regularly delivered to this cause, are, by Ladies endeavor. Christians, pointing out their obliga- ing to place out the girls in service or tions to Jews; and others are preach- business; by pious tradesmen taking ed to Jews, to prove the Messiahship Jewish boys as apprentices, and by of Jesus. An Episcopal Chapel has Societies or individuals giving employbeen built for converted Jews and ment to the printing-press. others, and one is about to be open- The following extract of a letter ed at Amsterdam in Holland for the from the Rey. N. Solomon shews same purposes. The whole New- what reason there is to hope that a Testament has been translated into door is opening for him to preach the pure Hebrew, and printed by the So- gospel of salvation to his brethren in ciety's press:
A number of copies Poland. have been circulated among Jews at "I am happy to tell you that what home and abroad; and a second we have witnessed amongst the Jews
during our abode in Poland has ex- Their Report states the receipts the ceeded all my expectation, and in past year to be $190 42, and observes, some instances, quite overwhelmed With this sum, together with a few me with astonishment. Their old articles from individuals, they have prejudices against the very name of assisted 68 families by distributing Jesus, which håve so long darkened 129 garments, which have been thank their minds, and have been a bar fully received -20 sick families have against all enquiry and reasoning, been rendered comfortable, by the are now marvellously dispersed, and loaning of bedding and clothes. The they are inclined and even desirous school under the care of the society, to speak about the Christian religion has consisted of 58 girls, though not with every possible freedom.
more than 35 of that number have truly pleasing to see the avidity with generally attended. In the selection which they received the Hebrew of scholars, the most wretched and Testament from our hands, and the deplorable objects possible are sought thirst which they uniformly manifest- for, and those who have the least aded to know its contents. Wherever vantage in any way at home, compose one was granted them, numbers of the greater part of the school; but with Jews were immediately after seen in justice, they may be commended for the streets in rings and one of them their obedience, good behaviour, and reading it aloud. Where we remain- industry.-Nine hundred and eight ed awbile, they used to surround me verses from the Bible, with a number in the market places, or come to the of hymns, have been recited by one inn in numbers, asking explanations child—103 articles of clothing have of some passages or making objections been made, and 158 yards of various to others. All were patient for an kinds of cloth hemmed-five pair of answer, and whilst sometimes a per- stockings, and several pair of susson stood up against it, others at the penders, have likewise been knit., same time heard gladly and even Thus, they confidently hope, if in manifested joy in their countenances no other way good has been done, at what I had to say to them of Christ these children are in some little de. and his Gospel.
gree benefitted, and in some measure 66 At Minsk above Two HUNDRED prepared to make good members of of the most respectable and learned society; the seed sown is imperishJews in the town assembled, to hear able, being the word of God, and me speak to them on religion, at a may hereafter produce a glorious few hours' notice. I assure you the harvest ; " it cannot return void, sight of that assembly struck me so but must accomplish that which He much at my entrance into the room, pleases, and it shall prosper in' the that I was, thank God, able to speak thing whereunto it is sent.5 to them in a manner which I would perhaps otherwise not have done, and the whole inspired me with greater The agreeable intelligence has llopes of success among them than I just been received that a Peace Sohad ever entertained before.
ciety has been formed at Portsmouth, “Surely the time is approaching, N. Il. consisting of eighteen respectawhen the Lord will hare mercy upon
ble members. It takes the name of Zion, and will yet choose Jerusalem, the Portsmouth Peace Society ; but and make her a praise in the earth.” at a meeting of the Society, Nov.
19th, a vote was passed " that this PORTLAND FEMALE CHARITABLE Society be Auxiliary to the Massa
chusetts Peace Society and subject The Female Charitable Society of to its regulations." The officers are Portland, Me. celebrated their se- Joseph Haven, Esq. President. venth anniversary last week; on John W. Foster, Secretary. which occasion 'a Sermon was de- The Massachusetts Peace Society livered by the Rev. Mr. Ten Broeck, has now six Branch or Auxiliary Soat the Episcopalian Church, and a cieties, and in all 533 members, Contribution taken to aid their funds. whose names have been reported.
PORTSMOUTH PEACE SOCIETY.
At Dorchester, Dr. P. Holden; aOn the 1st Dec. the Rev. ISAAC ged 76. LEWIS was installed Pastor of the In Providence, Martin Scamers, Church in Greenwich, Con. Sermon Esq. aged 83. by Rev. Dr. Lewis of the same place, In Litchfield, Con. Reuben Dickfather of the Candidate. The inter
enson, aged 103. est of the occasion was greatly in- In Camden, s. C. Major G. R. creased by the unusual and affecting Drake, aged 45. circumstance of a Father, in the de- In Worcester, Mrs. Mary Thomas, cline of life, voluntarily resigning the wife of Isaiah Thomas, Esq. charge of a kind and affectionate In Brookline, Gen. J. S. Gardner, people, and of aiding, at the request aged 60. of that people, in committing the In North Brookfield, Mr. David charge to his Son !
Watson, aged 64.
In Dunbarton, N. H. Mrs. Eliza
beth, relict of Mr. Samuel Evans, late At Newburyport, Rev. Hosea of Leominster, Mass. in the 75th Wheeler, over the Baptist Society in year of her age. that town. Ordaining clergy, Rev. In Lunenburg, Mr. Levi Houghton, Mr. Kimball, of Methuen, Rev. Mr. aged 82. Bolles, of Salem ; Ordaining Prayer, In Sutton, widow Elizabeth Chase, Rev. "Mr. Keeley, of Haverhill ; aged 65. Charge by Rev. Dr. Baldwin, of In New-York, Mr. Solomon WheelBoston'; Right Hand of Fellowship er, aged 73, a native of Massachuof the Churches, Rev. Mr. Ellis of setts. Exeter ; Concluding Prayer by Rev. At New-Haven, Mr. Samuel ParMr. Convers, of Rowley.
dee, aged 53.-Mrs. Claus, aged 82.
At Dover, N. H. Mrs. Martha, wife OBITUARY.
of Moses L. Neal, Esq. aged 44. Died in Boston, Mrs. Sarah Lear- At Hallowell, Mrs. Meriam Smith, nard, aged 72.
aged 68. Mr. Joseph Roby aged 70.
At Augusta, Mrs. Betsey Page, aMrs. Hannah Austin, wife of Hon. ged 56 ! Mr. Daniel Savage aged 60. Jona. L. Austin, aged 62.
At Springfield, Mr. Zenas Parsons, Mrs. Sally Parkman, wise of Rev. aged 78 ; Mrs. Eunice Stebbens, aF. Parkman, aged 27.
ged 79. Mrs. Dorcas, relict of the late Mr. At Kecne, widow Holbrook, aged Samuel Pierce, aged 36.
85; Mrs. Mary Metcalf, aged 76. Mrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. George In North-Carolina, while sitting in Bender, aged 64.
his chair, Henry Scales, Esq. aged 75. In Lynn, Mrs. Lucretia Bourne Orpe, widow of the late Mr. Joshua O. cf Marblehead, aged 60.
Mr. John Pierpont, Cambridge. In Plymouth, Mr. George Morton,
do. aged 59.
David Reed, do. In Portsmouth, Capt. Peter Cowes,
Samuel Gilman, do. aged 86.
Jonathan P. Dabney, Salem. In Hardwick, Mr. Moses Page, a
Cambridge. ged 52.
Andrew Bigelow, Medford. At Roxbury, Capt. J. Payson, a
Peter Osgood, Carnbridge.
do. At Brighton, Mrs. Elizabeth Ful
do. ler, wife of Mr. Aaron Fuller, aged
Convers Francis do. 33.-Widow Abigail Baker, aged 71.
E. Q. Sewall,
CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY.