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sions toward us fail not " blessed be his holy name that we may still speak, not merely of what is past, but of that which is progressing. This is the seventh month of the continuance of the work, and for aught that at present appears, it may be prolonged through as many successive years. “Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened that it cannot save ; neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear.” What he has done, if it do not serve as the pledge, may well encourage the hope, that he will do more. There is not indeed the same general excitement, nor the same degree of notoriety attached to the subject now, that there was during most of the month of September. But although the o of the thing is gone, its importance is still felt, and that with a deepening interest. Although the number of persons now awakened and hopefully converted, from week to week and day to day, is not so large as it was at that period, o instan
ces are still occurring, some of which are
uncommonly illustrious displays of divine power and grace. The progress of the revival remains the great and general subject of enquiry and conversation. ... The attention to religious meetings is undiminished. There is no abatement of the animation, zeal and activity of professing christians. And never among us was
there such a spirit of prayer as at the present time. Samuel Merwin, JNath’l. W. Taylor. New-Haven, January 26th, 1821.
DONATIONS TO RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS.
The Treasurer of the American Board of Commissioners, for Foreign Missions acknowledges the receipt of $1148,60 from Nov. 21st to Dec. 20th.
The Treasurer of the American Bible Society acknowledges the receipt of $3295,10 in the month of December. The issues from the Depository during the same period, were, Bibles 1440; Testaments 717: value $1445,11. Presented to the Biblical Library, by Mrs. Harriet A. Tucker, of Danbury, Conn. a Dutch Bible, 12mo, printed at Dordrecht, 1720. By Divie Bethune, Esq. of New-York, a Latin Bible, folio, printed at Venice, 1476, thirty-six years after the invention of the art of printing.
The Treasurer of the American Education Society acknowledges the receipt of $190,25 in the month of November.
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Dec. 20th. At an ordination held by the Rt. Rev. Bishop HobART, at St. John's Church, Yonkers, N. Y. the Rev. John Grigg, was admitted to the order of Priests. Sermon by the Rev. § J. Feltus, Rector of St. Stephens, . Y. Dec. 25th. The Rev. SAMUEl H. Cox, was installed, by the Presbytery of New-York, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Spring-street. Sermon }. * Rev. Mr. Weed, of Jamaica, Dec. 25th. The Rev. ELIHU W. Baldwin, was installed, by the Presbytery of New-York, pastor of the seventh Presbyterian Church, situated at Corlear's Hook. Sermon by the *: Mr. Goldsmith, of Newtown, Jan. 3d. The Rev. BAxTER PERRy, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church and Society in Lyme, N. H. Sermon by the Rev Josiah Towne, of Hanover. Jan. Sd. The Rev. DAvid PARKER, was installed pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, at Rhinebeck Flats,
N. Y. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. De Witt, of Hopewell, N. Y. Jan. 5d. The Rev. E. L. BAscom was installed pastor of the First Church and Society in Ashby, Mass. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Foster, of Brighton, Ms. Jan. 8d. The Rev. Messrs. Joseph Brown, REYNoLD's BAscom, CHA's B. Ston Rs, ELIPHALET WHITE, and EPAPHRAs GooDMAN, were ordained as Evangelists in the Circular Church, Charleston, by the Congregational Association of South Carolina. Jan. 17th. The Rev. SEwALL HARDING was ordained pastor of the second Congregational Church and Society in Waltham, Ms. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Ide, of Medway, Ms. T new meeting-house erected bo society, was dedicated to the of God on the same day, bes dination of Mr. Harding. Jan. 17th. The R Brooks was ordain third Con
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the war and navy departments, on that day,” I have the honour to state, that there was in the treasu on that day, the sum of $1,076,261 18, and in the hands of the treasurer, as agent for the war and navy department, the sum of $1,050,378 25, viz: for the war department, 8251,378 29, and for the navy department, $7.99,004 96. Of the sum of $1,076,271 18, in the treasury on the 1st of January, 1821, $500,000 were paid by the Bank of the United States, on the 80th of December, 1820, but which were payable on the 1st day of January thereafter, and were estimated in the receipts into the treasury for 1821. If this sum is deducted, the amount in the treasury on that day will be $576,271 18. If it is
considered a part of the receipts of
1820, the estimated receipts for 1821 will be diminished by that amount. With this explanation, it will not be material, whether it is placed to the credit of the one or the other year: the general result of the two years will be the same. The receipts of the 4th quarter, with the exception of payments made at Mobile and New-Orleans, in the two last weeks of December, 1820, and in the whole month at most of the land offices, are ascertained to be $4,045,585 99... In the annual Report, the receipts of the 4th quarter were estimated at $8,480,000 ; the actual receipts, therefore, exceed those that were estimated, by $615,585 99, and by $115,585 99, if the payment made by the Bank on the 30th of December be deducted from the receipts of 1820. If the sum of $615,585 99 be added to the sum of $5,417,830 85, which was stated in my letter of the 21st of December, 1820, to be the aggregate means of the 4th quarter of the year, the amount at the disposition of the treasury, in that quarter, will be augmented to $6,033,416 82 It is ascertained that the payments from the treasury, during that quarter, have amounted to $4,957,145 24, which being deducted from the estimated means of that quarter, will leave in the treasury, as already stated, on the 1st day of January, 1821, the sum of $1,070,271 18. But, if the $500,000 paid by the Bank, be deducted from the receipts of 1820, the balance in the treasury, on the 1st day of January, 1821, will be, as has already been stated $576,271 18. The demands upon the treasury during the year 1820, in order to complete the service ef that year, and to effect the objects for which the several appropriations were made, and which are not included in the foregoing sum of $4,957,145 24, amounts to $4,707,987 96, viz: Civil, diplomatic, and miscellaneous, (being the difference between the sum) of $1,407,213 56, estimated to be paid in the fourth quarter, and the sum actually paid,) $855,905 20 Public debt 2,076,918 15 War Department 665,164 61 Navy Department 1,110,000 00 Which leaves an excess of demand beyond the money in the treasury, of $3,631,716 78, and of $4,131,716 78, if the payment, made by the bank be deducted from the payments into the treasury in the year 1820. doctrine of God our Saviour,” and by a triumphant death, have given testimony to the value of the Gospel. It is with the view of encouraging christians, to make sacrifices for Christ, and to live “by the faith of the Son of God;" that I send you a few remarks upon the life and death of Mrs. HANNAh HALL, the widow of the late Rev. Aaron Hall, of Keene, N. H. Her early life was spent in Wallingford, Conn. and after her first marriage, in Cheshire of the same State. In the morning of her days, she devoted herself and her all to Christ, and bound herself to him in an everlasting covenant, which, during her life, was never forgotten. So cheerful and happy, so exemplary and devoted did she appear, in the early years of her christian course, that even children often declared, that “they wished they could be as good, as kind, and as happy” as she always appeared. During about thirty years she was a member of the church in Keene, “a attern to all the flock,” over which er husband “was overseer.” Him she encouraged and assisted in his arduous work. The sick, she visited, warned, instructed, and attempted to relieve. The mourner, she endeavoured to console and comfort, by pointing out the consolations which faith can draw from the religion of Jesus. To the poor she distributed liberally of her substance, and never sent them empty away. She was a woman of prayer. For the effusion of the Spirit, upon the church and congregation to which she belonged, she daily wrestled with God. For the success of missions, schools, Bible and Tract societies, she prayed in faith, adding her charities abundantly for their aid. A very large portion of her income in the last years of her life, she devoted to the Lord; and she appropriated her charities without ostentation. She did not, however, hide her light, where any could be encouraged to follow her example ; but she was an active and useful member of praying societies, and of societies for
The Bill of Pains and Penalties against the Queen of England, on the 9th of Nov. passed to a second reading by a majority of 28, and on the 10th, to a third reading by a majority of 9. Before the question was taken on the third reading of the bill, an attempt was made to expunge the divorce clause, but the motion for this purpose was lost by a majority of 67. As soon as the decision was made on the question for the third reading, Lord Dacre informed the Peers that he was intrusted with a petition from her majesty, praying to be heard by counsel against the passing of the bill. The Earl of Liverpool immediately rose, “and said that he apprehended such a course would be rendered unnecessary by what he was about to state. He could not be ignorant of the state of public feeling with regard to this measure, and it appeared to be the opinion of the House, that the bill should be read a third time only by a majority of 9 votes. Had the third reading been carried by as considerable a number of Peers as the second, he and his noble colleagues would have felt it their duty to persevere with the bill, and have sent it down to the other branch of the
legislature. In the present state of the country, however, and with the division of sentiment, so nearly balanced, just evinced by their lordships, they had come to the determination not to proceed further with it. It was his intention, accordingly, to move that the question—“that the bill do pass now,” be altered to “this day six months.” The most vehement cheering took place at this unerpected declaration.” The demonstrations of joy, in London and other places, at the termination of the prosecution of the Queen, have been very great. In an answer to an application which the Queen after the conclusion of the trial, made, for a residence and establishment suitable to her rank, she has been informed that until a decision of Parliament in the case, the same allowance which she enjoys is all that can be allowed her, and that “under all the circumstances,” his majesty cannot assign a palace for her residence. In an annexed paper, Lord Liverpool adds, “that he thinks it material to observe, that this answer must not be understood as withdrawing the facilities which had been previously offered for procuring a residence in London for the Queen.” Lord Erskine, whose sudden and alarming illness was noticed in our last number, was sufficiently recovered, before the termination of the trial, to take a part in the debates.
By a vote of the Cortes, the following property has been atopropriated for the payment of the national debt. 1st. The property belonging to the temporalities of the Jesuits. 2d. The property belonging to vacant benefices, and such as shall become vacant, and of the chapters of the military orders. 3d. The Royal Domains, or property belonging to the Crown, which are not necessary for the maintenance of the august personages of his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses. 4th. The half of the public lands. 5th. The estates of the late Duchess of Alva, and others that may revert to the nation. 6th. The valley of Alcudia, belonging to the Prince of Peace. 7th. The property and estates of the suppressed Monastic institutions, and of other livings that are sequestered. 8th. The property belonging to the Inquisition.
the propagation of the Gospel in this country and among the Heathen. For the outcasts of Israel, “the seed of Abraham,” she felt a deep solicitude; and she presided over a society of fifty members, for the spreading of christianity among "them. Her last work was devoted to charitable uses for the aid of the missions and schools at Elliot. Her religious views and sentiments were those of the Fathers of New-England; and with earnestness and energy she defended them whenever assailed. The great doctrines of the Reformation were her “hope and refuge” in health, her consolation in affliction, and her support in the final conflict. Although she was endeavouring constantly to “persevere in the ways of well%. and righteousness,” she always expected to be saved as a lost sinner, through the atonement, and intercession of the Redeemer. During her last sickness, which was short and severe, she manifested unshaken fortitude, and undeviating confidence in Jehovah. In the sharpest roof. of her distress, she could say “Let God do what he will !” “I am not afraid to resign myself to his disposal.” “He is my refuge and my strength, whom should I fear?” “He is the pavillion in which I can hide.” Being asked if she saw reason to abandon any of her former religious views, she said ; “Those doctrines which I have long professed to believe, are what alone support me, and I think they are those only that can give the trembling, dying sinner, consolation in this trying moment.”—“I expect to be saved only through Jesus Christ, and . he will support me through the dark valley of death.” On the evening of the 15th of December last, she fell asleep in Jesus, and her record is on High. Where she was known, her life was her eulogy. Where she was not known, may these few remarks make her memory dear, by exciting christians to imitate her example. K. B. A.
Apollus, H. ; N. ; ANti-Censon, and some communications without signa
tures have been received.
We regret that we could not furnish our readers with a Memoir of the Rev.
Mr. Ingersoll in the present number.