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two years hence, I believe all this and more will be realized. The last Saturday in every month is court day.-One bas occurred, and we have had one trial by jury. It was conducted with great propriety, and the verdict strictly according to evidence. It was a criminal prosecution.'
Gommissioners for Foreign Missions. The fourteenth annual meeting of this board was holden in Boston on the 17th and 18th of September. Fifteen members were present. The report of the Treasurer stated the receipts of the year ending August 31st, to be $55,808 94, and the expenditures, $66,379 75. Seven new members were elected. The Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. Pres. Day, of New Haven, from Nehemiab vi. 3. The next meeting is to be bolden in Hartford, Connecticut, on the third Wednesday of September, 1824.
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. In the narra. tive of the state of religion, &c., presented at the last meeting of this body, we are told that the Presbyterian Church in the United States, embraces 13 Synods, and more than 70' Presbyteries
. One of these Presbyteries is in the eastern part of New England; all the others lie on the west and south of that region, and stretch from Niagara and Champlain, in the State of New York, to Missouri and Louisiana on the south-west, a distance of more than 1500 miles.'
The Assembly has under its direction, two Theological Seminaries. The Theological Seminary, at Princeton, has been unusually full during the last year. At present, it numbers eighty-five students. But the Board have still to detail the embarrassments under which it labours for want of funds. The Theological Seminary at Auburn is yet in its incipient state, but is represented as rising in prosperity. Its number of students, at present, is thirteen.' The condition of the Theological Seminary at Princeton, is more particularly described in the Abstract of the eleventh annual report of the board of directors. The number of students at the date of the last report was sixty-five. During the summer session eight were received; and three were regularly dismissed.
At the close of the session, certificates that they had completed the whole course prescribed, were given to seven students.
During the winter session Forty-four additional students were received ; seven withdrew in good standing; ten were regularly dismissed, and two died.
The whole number of students connected with the Seminary during the winter session was ninety-six. The number now in connexion with it is eighty.five.
Since the last Annual Report, twenty-two students have been licensed to preach the Gospel.
• The Semi-annual examinations of the students have been satisfactory to the Board.
"The benefactions during the year for the support of necessitous students, as reported by the Professors, amount to $1,910 63}, exclusive of several articles of clothing.
The number of books presented to the library through the year past bas been small, compared with preceding years. Only twenty volumes have been received. To these, the Board have the pleasure to report, has been added the valuable library of the late Theological Seminary of the Associate Reformed Synod. Shortly after the last Assembly rose, this library, together with the valuable cases in which it was contained, were delivered by a committee of the late Associate Reformed Synod, to a committee of the Board of Directors. The books and cases were received into the Seminary in the month of June last. On this subject, the librarian in his report to the Board remarks, The number of volumes is between 2400 and 2500. They are, with some exceptions, in very good condition as to binding, &c. generally excellent editions, and making altogether a collection equally rare and valuable, and fully answering, it is believed, any expectations that may bave been formed respecting it.' The whole library now consists of about 4,500 volumes, and nearly 600 pamphlets.
The last Assembly appropriated for the general purposes of the Institution, including the unexpended balance of the former year, the sum of $5,430 28.
The expenditures of the year have amounted to $5,358 95%; leaving $71 271 of the appropriation unexpended.
FOR THE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE.
WHEN so valuable a life as that of the late MRS. GRAY was so unexpectedly terminated, saddened and subdued by the intelligence, the heart was at first too oppressed at the removal of such a character, calmly to enumerate the traits which composed it. To those who knew the deceased, the effort could, indeed, at no time be
necessary. To such, it were superfluous to mention the shrewdness and sagacity of her intellect, her solid judgment and lively observation, her union of the devout and social affectionsa spirit of ardent, profound, contemplative piety, combined with every social, and companionable quality-strict in principle, yet indulgent in disposition, and with vigorous powers of body and mind continually exerted to add to faith, virtue. They who were, in any degree, admitted to an intercourse with this venerated lady, can testify as to these characteristics; not to touch on the hallowed precincts of that domestic circle where they were more peculiarly developed, and where their recollection, alas ! only enbances the poignancy.of their sense of privation. But, as the examples of those who occupy tbe high places in society, is, and ought to be, of extensive influence, if there be any who have heard of the departed, only as the wife of the wealthiest among our citizens, it may not be useless to inform them, that advantages so liberally allotted, were received with religious gratitude, enjoyed with tempered satisfaction, and dispensed with liberality, unalloyed by ostentation. Remarkable indeed for the prosperity which attended ber-both in degree and durationshe might almost be fancied as having sat for that portrait of
Wisdom,' where, in the boldness of oriental personification, she is represented with length of days in her right hand, and in her left hand; riches and honour. Yet, however privileged in an extraordinary exemption from the evils of poverty, sickness, or bereavement, she was far more favoured to escape the natural and most formidable influences of so cloudless a career in forwarding the selfish propensities and drying the springs of sympathy. But she seems to have looked on life, and its goods, with the conscientious and responsible feelings of a Christian, 'who, aware of its exposure to reverse, retained those moderate desires in success, that were a security against depression in possible disaster. And while the sunshine of her happier destiny was reflected upon others, to cheer and to comfort by its kindly communications, she proved her beneficence not of that kind which requires the goad of personal suffering to stimulate its activity, since, though the iron had never entered her own soul, she knew how to feel for those who were pierced. May the effect of such example not be wholly lost on the community, but continue preserved in that holy remembrance which constitutes the earthly immortality of the just, and is the earnest of an higher reserved for them in the heavens !
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Substitutes for Religion
REVIEW ympathy of our Saviour
414 Worth of the undisputed truths of Chris- ARP. XIV. The criminality of intempetisnity
420 rance An address delivered at the On the popular style in preaching 427 eleventh anniversary of the MassachuOn the character and design of the Epis- setts Society for the suppression of inle to the Hebrews
435 temperance. By Henry Ware, Jr.
Minister of the Second Church in
446 ART. XV. -Letter addressed to Pope MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS.
Pius VII. Sovereign Pontiff, by the
Count Metaxa, Deputy of the Provin-
458 Extract from Hodgson's Life of Bishop ART. XVI.- Poems. By George Ban441 croft
466 Jortin's Remarks on Christianity
3.442 | ART. xvnt.-Journal de la Société de la Extract from Dr. Horne's Essays and
Morale Chrétienne, Tome Premier. 443||Journal of the Society of Christian Mo443 rals. Vol. 1st and 2nd
469 443 Extract from Jortin's Remarks on Eccle
443 Letter of Mr. Locke, in reply to one of
Evangelical Missionary Society
478 Sir Isaac Newton asking for forgive
478 dess for some injustice done to bis Ordination
478 444||To Readers