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The Hon. William Reed, The Rev. Leonard Woods, D. D. ..Jeremiah Erarts, Esq. Samuel Hubbard, Esq. and The Rev. Warren Fay, Jeremiah Erarts, Esq. Cor. Sec. The Rev. Calrin Chapin, D. D. Rec.Sec. Jeremiah Erarts, Esq. Treasurer, and -Ashur .4dams, Esq. .4 uditor. Resolved, That any Clergyman, on paying Fifty Dollars, and any layman, on paying One Hundred Dollars, at any time, shall have the privilege of attending the meetings of the Board, and of assisting in its deliberations as honorary members, but without the privilege of voting ; this latter privilege being restricted by the Act of Incorporation to the members elected by ballot. The Rev. Dr. Proudfit being by previous appointment, the preacher at the next annual meeting, the Rev. Dr. Moore, was chosen to preach in case of his failure. The vouchers of the Treasurer's report were presented as complete, with the certificate of the Auditor, and the report was accepted. The Committee appointed to consider what measures ought to be taken to testify the respect of the Board for the memory of the Rev. Dr. Worcester, their late Corresponding Secretary, made report: Whereupon Resolved, That the members of this Board deeply feel the afflicting bereavement, which they have recently experienced in the removal of their beloved friend and associate, the Rev. Jor. Worcester, who, from the origin of the Board, took an active and very useful part in its deliberations, and during a period of eleven years, devoted his best powers to its interests. They desire to enter on their records an affectionate testimony to the patience, disinterestedness, zeal, and fidelity with which he discharged the duties of Corresponding Secretary of the Board, and a member of the Prudential Committee. They would mingle their tears with those of the bereaved family, on this mournful occasion ; and would offer their tender condolence, while they point to those sources of consolation which the Gospel affords, and by which the soul of their departed friend was sustained in his last hours. Resolred, That the Prudential Committee be requested to erect, in the burying ground of the mission at Brainerd, a suitable monument to the memory of the deceased, with an inscription expressing the high regard which the members of the Board entertain for his excellent character and invaluable services. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to the widow of the deceased. Resolved,—That the next annual meet
ing of this Board be holden in New-Haven, Con. on Thursday next after the second Wednesday of Sept. 1822, at 9 o'clock A. M. and that the Rev. Dr. Morse, the Rev. Dr. Chapin, and the Rev. Mr. Merwin be a Committee of arrrangements for that meeting. Resolred,—That the Prudential Committee be authorized to appoint a preacher at the next annual meeting, in case of the failure of the persons now appointed. Resolved,—That the thanks of the Board be presented to those friends of the Missionary cause, who have, in the most christian manner, at their monthly concerts, united their alms with their prayers. Resolved,—That the thanks of the Board be presented to all societies, churches and individuals, who have contributed to the funds of this institution, for their donations to carry into effect the grand designs of Christian benevolence. Resolred,—That the Board gratefully acknowledge the liberal and seasonable patronage continued during the past year, by which the pressure on the funds has been greatly relieved, and an assurance given, that the interests of the American churches in efforts to evangelize the heathen world, is still increasing. Resolutions of thanks were also voted, To the Rev. Mr. Osgood and his people, for the use of their church, on occasion of the public religious exercises, at the present annual meeting. To Col. Warriner, and the choir of singers under his direction, for their very interesting performances, as a part of the religious exercises of the occasion. To the Hampden Lodge, for the use of Masons' Hall, at the present session: and To the families in Springfield, whose hospitality was experienced by the menbers of the Board. Resolved,—That it shall be the duty of the Prudential Committe to compile and publish a report of the Board, including the report of the Committee for the last }. the Report from the Agents of the oreign Mission School; a statement of the Treasurer's accounts; such a detail of donations as may be deemed useful; extracts from the minutes of the present session; and such other information as they shall judge expedient. The session was closed with prayer, by the Rev. President Day.
WILLIAMS Co LLEGE.
[The following article, originally published in the Stockbridge Star, did not reach us in season for a notice under the proper head, but believing that many of our readers will be gratified by the perusal of it, we insert it in this place.]
The induction of the Rev. Dr. Griffin into the office of President of Williams College took place on the 14th inst. The day was snowy and uncomfortable, but the occasion brought together a large number of gentlemen from the neighboring towns. The President elect was addressed by the Vice President in a Latin Speech declaring to him his election, and calling upon him publicly to declare his acceptance. After he had thus accepted, the blessing of Heaven upon him in his office, and upon the Institution under his care, was implored by the Rev. Dr. Shepard. He was then formally invested with the office; and the students and the Institution committed to his care and commended to his affection and zeal, in another short, but handsome address by the Vice President. The President then made his Inaugural Address, in which he showed in an able and elegant manner, the utility of such institutions of learning—their necessity for the preservation of religious and civil liberty, and the purity and efficacy of our religious and civil institutions, and explained the utility of the several branches of study pursued by our colleges. He spoke of the benefits to community, and especially to its religious interests, which had been produced by Williams College. He here stated a fact which we believe was not before generally known—that, as appears from the latest triennial catalogues of the New-England colleges, Williams college has, for the last twenty years, educated a larger number of men for the Gospel Ministry than any other except one; referring doubtless to Yale ; and it appears, we find on further inspection, that it has furnished more than two thirds as many as that Institution so distinguished for prosperity and piety. His address was closed with a wish that the Institution may continue, through the smiles of Providence, to be the instrument of similar and greater blessings to community. A congratulatory address from Professor Kellogg, in neat and classical Latin, succeeded. The singing on the occasion needs no other praise than to say that it was in the same tasteful and impressive style, which has distinguished the college choir for two or three years past. In the evening, a very eloquent and appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Humphrey of Pittsfield, from the words “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” It gives us pleasure to state that it is expected that not only the Address of Dr. Griffin, but the Sermon of Mr. Humphrey will soon be published. The introduction of Dr. Griffin to the Presidency of the institution, we consider a very auspicious event to its interests; and trust it will preserve and increase to
it the confidence and attachment of the public. The President is also Professor of Divinity, and we understand will be the stated preacher to the students.
Fifteen young men received assistance during the past year from the Massachusetts Baptist Education Society. The income of the Society was $1400, which sum was somewhat exceeded by their expenditures.
Episcopal General Theological Seminary. The General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, recently assembled in Philadelphia, finished their session on the 3d inst. Among other acts, was one fixing the General Theological Seminary of the Church permanently at New-York, and incorporating with it the seminary now existing here, with the consent of the Board of Managers. The control of the General Seminary is to be vested in a Board of Trustees, to be composed of all the bishops of the church, of one trustee from every diocese, of one additional trustee for every eight clergymen in the same, and of one additional trustee for every 2000 dollars contributed in any diocese for the support of the Seminary, until the ag
egate of such contributions exceed 10,000 dollars, when another trustee is to be added for every $10,000 contributed. The Board, until the next General Convention, to be composed of the bishops, together with the 24 trustees, heretofore es: tablished by the General Convention, and the 14 trustees of the New-York Seminary; and to have power to constitute professorships and appoint professors, and to frame such rules and regulations as they may deem proper, consistently with the constitution and canons of the church.
.N. York paper.
The Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, have sent on to the Valley Towns, one of their Indian stations, 25 persons; 16 of them under age, a minister, 4 teachers, a farmer, and a blacksmith; they left Philadelphia in 4 waggons about the last of September, and seem to be what they ought to be, for piety, industry, and zeal,
British and Foreign Bible Society.
JNumber of Societies.—The Auxiliaries last reported were 265, and the Branches 364: including those in connexion with the Hibernian Bible Society, they now amount to 270 Auxiliaries, and 412 Branches, forming a total of 682.
The Bible Societies of the continent of Europe were stated by us at 66; but that number included, in point of fact, the Asiatic Societies. These and the sour African Socteties remain the same. Some increase has taken place in those of AmeriCa. Issues of the Scriptures—The Societies in Foreign parts, which are aided by the British and Foreign Bible Society, have increased their issue of Bibles from 547,320 to 739,045, and that of Testaments from 588,200 to 721,376—making a total of 1,460,421; and being an augmentation, in the course of the year, of 191,725 Bibles, and 137,176 Testaments. The two Roman Catholic Clergymen who have engaged so actively in the circulation of the Scriptures, have published, in addition to the above, more than 480,000 copies of the German New-Testament. The total number of Bibles issued on account of the Society has increased from 1,152,434 to 1,307,044; and that of Testaments from 1,704,857 to 1,963, 118—being an increase during the year, of 154,610 Bibles, and 258,261 Testaments; and making a total of 3,270,162 copies. To these totals may be added 235,000 Bibles and Testaments, in French, German, Swedish, and Danish, which it is estimated, have been published on the Continent, at an expense of about 35,000l. to the Society. # all these totals be added together, it will be found that the Society has distributed or assisted to distribute, since its formation, not less than fire millions, four hundred and forty-fire thousand, fire hundred and eighty three copies of the Sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. Total Erpenditure.—The expenditure to the end of the Society's Sixteenth Year was $28,687 l. 17s. That of the Seventeenth Year having been 79,5601. 13s.6d. the total Expenditure amounts to 908,248l. 10s. 6d. - Lon. Mis. Reg. not in any manner affect our most important interests, notwithstanding the intrigues and efforts of our enemies, who were incessantly employed in rekindling the fire of discord. Day before yesterday they succeeded in producing a temporary uneasiness by spreading a report that the national army had boasted of having behaved more meritoriously than the troops of the line: but every body was soon convinced that the report was unfounded, and it failed to produce any serious effect. Their majesties took a long walk on the Prado yesterday, and were welcomed as on the preceding days by loud acclamations. On account of late events at Saragossa, several corps of the troops of the line and of the local militia, particularly those of the capital, have addressed to the permanent deputation and to the king representations, tending to a renewal of their oath so often repeated, to defend the constitution and the royal person with the last drop of their blood. The political chiefs of the provinces are directing their attention to the approaching elections of deputies for the next legislature. In the journals of the capital we already observe several pastorals from bishops and other authorized ecclesiastics of the kingdom exhorting their diocesans to a good choice of deputies.” The Spanish Minister, has, with his family, retired from the Russian Capital. turt Kry. Accounts from Odessa, state that the Turkish fleet has obtained an advantage over the naval force of the Greeks, although the latter have continued to be, for the most part, successful in such warlike enterprises as they had attempted. The intelligence in relation to Turkey and Russia, is still of an undecided character. It is said that England has proposed to France, to maintain the integrity of Turkey, except that Russia might obtain the W. possession of Moldavia and Wallachia, upon condition of ceding to certain Princes, a part of Poland.
JMadagascar.—Prince Ratiffe, brotherin-law of Radama, king of Madagascar, has sailed from Englaud on his return to his native island.
“In the same vessel sailed the Rev. Mr. Jeffereys, Missionary to Madagascar, with Mrs. J. ; also four artisans. Messrs. Brooks, Canham, Chick, and Rowland.
“The youths who were brought to Eugland to be instructed in useful arts, are at present in the British and Foreign School, Borough Road, for the purpose of learning to read and write English ; after which they will be placed under proper masters, for instruction in various trades, &c.
.New-Zealand.—Mr. Marsden writes, “I have lately returned from New-Zealand where I spent about ten months in visiting the different tribes, with much real satisfaction to myself. I hope the dawn of gospel day will shortly rise on that dreary land, where Satan has so long maintained dominion.
The people are ripe for instruction. I travelled much among the different tribes, both on the west and eastside of the Northern island, and am acquainted with the country and people from latitude 34 to a little more than 37 south. I found the natives kind and hospitable every where.”
Permont Jurenile Missionary Society.— The annual meeting of the Vermont Juvenile Missionary Society was held in this town on the 10th of Oct. and was opened by an instructive sermon from Rev. Mr. Strong, of St. Albans. Titus Hutchinson, Esq. President, on taking the chair, delivered an appropriate address.
From the report of the Directors it appeared, that during the past year, ten individuals have laboured as Missionaries from this Society ; that their labours have all been rendered with unquestionable fidelity, and in some instances, have been accompanied with the special influences of the Spirit. The amount of missionary services performed, since the last annual meeting, is 162 weeks; besides a grant of $52 to the church and society in Plymouth, to aid them in support of their pastor, who has preached nearly as many times in the destitute regions around them.
Vermont Bible Society.—An annual meeting of this Society was holden at Montpelier, on the 17th ult. From the Report of the Directors, it appears that the receipts of the last year were smaller than those of the year before. $400 agreeably to the vote at a previous annual meeting, had been transmitted to the American Bible Society; $450 more, appropriated to the purchase of 600 Bibles for distribution within the State. The balance in the Treasury last year, from which these appropriations were made, was about $964—The balance the present year, is but $628.-The Report, however, indulges in very seasonable and spirited exhortations to new zeal in this great and good work, adverting briefly to what has been done, to what remains to be done, and to the mortification of beginning to build and not being able to finish. Every member of the society is exhorted to become an agent for it; to exert his influence in the sphere where he moves; to retrench superfluities; to avoid discouragement, and to press forward, remembering how many are perishing for lack of vision. The Rev. D. H. Williston was employed as the Agent of the Society in distributing 300 Bibles, given by the American Bible Society, in Lower Canada. He states that, in a tract of country, 30 miles long and 35 broad, he visited nine families in succession, in which there was not one whole Bible—a town, containing 150 families, where not more than one family in three
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had Bibles—and in nine days after he reached Stanstead, he visited 37 families, in which there was not a single entire copy of the Scriptures. Hundreds of Bibles are still wanted in the towns where he visited. Most of those distributed were in part paid for, by the persons receiving them. The members of the Society seemed to be inspired at this meeting with the determination to exert themselves more vig. orously, and it is anticipated that the return of another anniversary will find the funds doubled by the accession of new members. We hope these anticipations will prove well founded.—Rec. Donations To religious and chariTABlf. Institutions. The Treasurer of the United Missiona
ry Society, acknowledges the receipt of $717, 50 during the months of August and September. The Treasurer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, acknowledges the receipt .# $4,935 04, from Sept. 18th to Oct. 17th inclusive; besides various articles for different missionary establishments. The Treasurer of the American Bible Society,acknowledges the receipt of $3197, 90 in the month of October. The issues from the Depository during the same peo were; Bibles, 3,643; Testaments, ,614. The Treasurer of the American Education Society, acknowledges the receipt of $902 23 in the month of October.
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Oct. 3d.-The Rev. ABRAHAM JAckson, was ordained at Machias, Maine, as Colleague Pastor of the Congregational Church, with the Rev. Marshfield Steel. Sermon by the Rev. Professor Smith, of the Theological Seminary, Bangor. Oct. 17th.-The Rev. REUBEN S. HA2EN, was ordained at West-Springfield, Mass. pastor of the United Parishes of Agawam and Feeding Hills. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Osgood, of Springfield. Oct. 24th.-The Rev. CHAUNcEY G. LEE, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in New-Stratford Society, Huntington. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Lee of Colebrook. Oct. 28.-The Rev. Alva Woods, Professor in Columbia College, District of Columbia, was ordained in the Rev. Dr. Baldwin’s Meeting House, Boston. Sermon by the Rev. Professor Woods, of Amdover. Oct. 31st.—-The Rev. DAvid Longworth Ogn EN, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Southington. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Taylor, of New-Haven. Oct. 31st.—The Rev. Messrs. DANIEL
TEMPLE, and Is AAc Bird, were ordain ed at North-Bridgwater, Mass. as Missionaries to the Heathem. Sermon by the Rev. R. S. Storrs, of Braintree. Nov. 1st.—The Rev. John WHEELER, was ordained pastor of the Core;ational Society in the East Parish of Windsor, Vt. Sermon by the Rev. Professor Shurtleff, of Dartmouth College. Nov. 7th.-The Rev. John A. DougLAss, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church and Society in Waterford, Me. Sermon by the Rev. Asa Cummings of North-Yarmouth. Nov. 7th.-The Rev. JAMEs B. AMBLER, was ordained by the Presbytery of Albany to the work of the Gospel Ministry, and installed pastor of the United Churches and Congregations of Milton and Greenfield, Saratoga County, N. Y. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Yale of Kingsborough, N. Y. Nov. 14th.-The Rev. AMos W. BunnHAM, was ordained pastor of the First
Congregational Church and Society in Rindge, N. H. Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Bu , of Pembroke.
mond ring from the Emperor Alexander, as a testimony of his approbation of the manner in which Mr. Coale has dischar. ged the duties of Vice Consul.
.Northern Canal.—We understand, an the Albany Daily Advertiser, that the rafts which have passed through this canal since the late rains, must have contailed nearly hail a million of pieces, consisting of boards, plank, timber, &c. and that its estimated that 30,000 dollars would not have paid the waggon-hire for transport. ing this lumber from the lake to the Hud. Soln.
An Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb will be opened in Cincinnati, on the 1st of Jan. uary.
The steam boat Walk-in-the-Water, Captain Rogers, which was stranded in the late severe gale on Lake Erie, drove on the beach, about half a mile above Bus. falo. She had on board a large number of passengers among whom was the mis. sionary family destined for Sagana Bay, and a full cargo of dry goods, &c. princi. pally belonging to merchants in Ohio and Michigan.
“The passengers were all safely landed soon alter the boat struck, and the car. go was unladen during that and the succeding day. Many of the goods are considerably injured, but the loss in this respect probably, will not prove so great as was at first anticipated. The boat's machinery will be wholly saved, but the hull is so much injured as not to be worth repairing. The total loss sustained by the accident probably will not exceed 10 or 12,000 dollars. Great credit is due to Capt. Rogers, and the other officers and crew of the boat, for their seamanlike exertions for the safety of the boat, as well as their courteous and consoling deportment towards the passengers, during a scene the most terrific and appaling that can be imagined.”
From the returns of the population of Great Britain under the new census, as far as published, it appears that there has been an increase of about 15 percent.
Great disturbances exist in the County of Limerick, Ireland. Outrages are conmitted daily. Bodies of 200, or 300 men, attack the houses of the gentry.
A vessel has arrived at Hull, in England, from the whale fishery, with nine fish, in the capture of which the rocket was employed. After being struck, the largest whale became an easy prey to its pursuers. In one case instant death is stated to have been produced by a single rocket, and in all cases the speed was much diminished, and its power of sinkins limited to three or four fathome. The rockets when discharged, enter the to