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An important association has been Capt. of a sloop struck a man with a formed at Baltimore by the name of spade and instantly killed him. “ The Protection Society of Mary- A woman died in Shodack, by land." The object of the Society is wounds wantonly inflicted by her to afford protection to the black and husband. colored people of that state against At Nottaway Court-House, in Virthe trade of kidnapping and various ginia, a rencontre took place between species of cruelty.

Dr. Bacon and Dr. Harding each The Legislative Council of Mary- party using a dirk ; each of these land have passed an Act that's all brave men were wounded--the latter persons professing the Christian reli

died in three days after the “ glori. gion who hold it unlawful to take an ous battle." oath on any occasion, shall be allow- To crown the whole ; after takis g. ed to make solemn affirmation in the Pensacola by war in a time of peace, manner the Quakers have heretofore Major General Jat kson, on the 31st been allowed to affirm."

of May, 1818, issued an order by On the 9th of January last a School which Captains M'Girl and Boyle was opened at Madrid in Spain on were required to raise “two compathe plan of the British and Foreign nies of Alabama mounted volunteers School Society.

and proceed forthwith to Perdido A Ladies Auxiliary Pible Society and scour the country between it and has been formed at Liverpool ; 600 Mobile and Pensacola, and put lo Ladies are engaged in it.

death every hostile warrior that may

be found.MURDERS, FASHIONABLE AND UN- 66 One murder makes a villain

Millions a Hero." A duel took place at Edgefield be

Such is the state of things in this tween a son of John Simkins and enlightened age George M’Duffie, Esquires, in which both fell and immediately expired. “ Both of the deceased were of high At Keene (N. H.) July 1st. Rev. standing in society.”

Zedekiah S. Barstow oyer the ConAt Sacket's Harbor a duel has been gregational Church and Society in fought between two Soldiers with that place. The Introductory Prayer muskets. James Hanway was suc- was made by the Rev. Mr. Cooke of cessful and killed his brother, by the Acworth. Sermon by Rev. Mr. name of Varian. Hanway has been Woodbridge of Hadley, from Titus, convicted of manslaughter and sen- ji. 15. “Let no man despise thee." tenced to ten years imprisonment. Consecrating prayer by Rev. Mr. Had the combatants been generals no Fish, of Marlborough. Charge by such punishment would have been Rev. Mr. Wood, of Chesterfield. inflicted on the conqueror.

Address to the Church and CongreAt Albany a soldier of the name of gation by the Rev. Dr. Thayer, of Hamilton shot Major Birdsall of the Lancaster. Right Hand of FellowU. S. army ; the Major expired in a- ship by Rev. Mr. Crosby, of Charlesbout two hours. Hamilton will un- town. Concluding prayer by Rey. doubtedly be executed for this re- Mr. Dickinson, of Walpole. vengeful and atrocious act. We The facts are memorable, that in know not that any apology can be every measure of the Church and made for him, excepting that he was Society relative to the settlement of probably subject to the same kind of Mr. Barstow, and in the proceedings insanity by which public wars of re- of the Ecclesiastical Council, at his venge are produced. Had Hamilton Ordination, there was not a dissentkilled a hundred Seminoles, each of ing vote. them as innocent as Major Birdsall, At Shrewsbury, the 17th ult. Rev. he would have been extolled as a Elias Megregary, to the pastoral care hero.

of the Baptist Society in Shrewsbury Brtoren Albany and Hudson, the and Boylston.


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At Franklin, Del. Co. N. Y, Rev, There were 79 deaths in N. York Elisha Wise, was ordained an Evan- in the week ending July 4. Ten of gelist.

them by drinking cold water.

In Philadelphia, on Sunday, July INSTALLATIONS.

12, seven persons died by drinking On Wednesday, the 22d ult. the cold water. Rev. Bela, Jacobs, was installed over At Bladensburg four persons were the Baptist Church and Society in killed by an explosion of the Powder Cambridgeport. The Rev. Mr. Mills. Grafton, of Newton, addressed the

In Ontario County six persons Throne of Grace ; the Rev. Mr. were killed with lightning within ten Sharp, of Boston, delivered an ap- days. propriate discourse from 2d Corinthi. In Woodstock, N. Y. Rev. Jereans, 5th chap. 20th verse ; the Rey. miah Romeyn, one of the ministers Dr. Gano, of Providence, gave the and an honorary Hebrew professor in Charge ; the Rev. Dr. Baldwin,, of the Reformed Dutch Church. Boston, presented the Right Hand of In Washington City, John Hewitt, Fellowship: Concluding Prayer by Esq. Register of Wills and Clerk of the Piev. Mr. Williams. The servi- the Orphan's Court of the county of ces were highly interesting and ap- Washington, propriate.

In Ohio, Charles Reed, who, in an At Albany, Rev. Thomas McAuley, insane fit, beat out the brains of his LL. D. professor in Union College. son, an infant, struck his wife on the

head with an iron wedge, and comOBITUARY.

pleted his career, by cutting his own Died-In Boston, July 17, Edward throat with a dull knife. Tuckerman, Esq. aged 78.

- In Keene, N. H. Hon. Daniel New- CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY. comb, 72.

Mr. Thomas Tracy, Cambridge. In Baltimore, Rev. Dr. C. L. Bu

Samuel Gilman, do. ker, 60.

John Allyn,

do. In Wallingford, Vt. Rev. B. Os

John A. Shaw,

do. born,

P. Osgood,

do. In Yarmouth, John Elridge, Esq.

Alvan Lamson, do. aged 54.

F. W. P. Greenwood,do. In Billerica, Joseph Biake, Esq. a

Andrew Bigelow,

do. ged 80.

Seth Alden,

do. In Brownville, Samuel Jackson, a, Jonathan P. Dabney, Salem. minister of the Society of Friends, a

E. Q. Sewall. Concord. ged 69.

In Williamsburg, Hon. Thomas Nelson,

The following sentimental thought was written by a Sailor who felt and reasoned like a Christian.

“ Still tost tempestuous on the sea of life,
My little barque is driven to and fro,
With wind and waves, I hold unequal strife,
Nor can decide the doubtful course I go,
Contending passions, are the storms that rise,
And errors, darkness, clouds, the mental ray,
The lamp of reason, seldom gilds the skies,
With lustre equal, to direct my way.
But there's an hour, when every storm

all cease,
All darkness fly, and brilliant suns appear,
My barque be sheltered in the Port of Peace,
And ride eternal at an anchor there. Evening Gasette.



No, 9.


Vol. VI.

MISS ÉLIZABETH SMITA. ELIZABETH Smith was born branches of the mathematicsat Burnhall, in the county of she was a very fine musician Durham, Eng. in Dec. 1776. she drew landscapes tromi naAt a very early age she dis: ture extremely well, and was covered that love of reading, a mistress of perspective. and that close application to She shewed an early taste for whatever she engaged in, poetry of which some speció which marked her character mens remain. It is astonishthrough life. She was accus. ing how she found time for all tomed, when only three years she acquired, and all she acold, to leave an elder brother complished. 1 There was & and

younger sister to play and scrupulous attention to all the amuse themselves, while she ininutia of her sex. She made eagerly seized on such books any article of dross, with as as a nursery library common- much skill as she displayed in ly affords, and made herself explaining a problem in Eumistress of their contents. clid, or a difficult passage in. From a very babe the utmost Hebrew, and nothing which regularity was observable in she thought it right to do, all her actions ; whatever she was ever neglected; for her did was well done, and with an well regulated mind, far from apparent reflection far beyond despising domestic avocations,

considered them as a part of At the age of thirteen she that system of perfection at became a sort of governess to which she aimed ; an aim her younger sisters and from which was not the result of that time the progress she vanity, nor to attract the apmade in acquiring languages, plause of the world. The apboth ancient and modern, was probation of God and of her most rapid. With scarcely a- own conscience were the only ny assistance, she taught her- rewards she ever sought. self the French, Italian, Span- The modesty and simplici. ish, German, Latin, Greek, ty of her character are justly and Hebrew laoguages. She described in a letter written had no inconsiderable knowl- since her death by her friend edge of Arabic and Persic. Thomas Wilkinson* to her She was well acquainted with mother :Geometry, Algebra, and other * Of the Society of Friends. Vol. VI. No. 9.


her years.



“ Her acquirements must some years before her death be allowed to have been won- the Holy Scriptures were her derful, but to me the most as. principal study. The benefit tonishing thing is how she has which she derived from these done so much, for she never studies must be eyident to appeared to do any thing, and those who witnessed the paevery one who saw her would tience and resignation with · haye been more apt to have which she supported a long supposed her indolent than in- and painful illness the sweet dustrious; but though her attention which she always' progress of improvement was shewed to the feelings of ter silent as light, it was certain parents and friends, and the as time. In her knowledge heavenly composure with she was as modest as in every which she looked forward to thing else ; never presuming the awful change which has to be wise on a discovery, or a removed her to another world, judicious observation. Al At Hawkshead, where she ways simple, sweet and inno. was interred, a small Tablet cont in her demeanor,' she neye of white Marble is erected to er gaye herself an air of con- her memory, on which are insequence for genius, learning scribed the following words : or beauty, though she possessed them all. Io company she kept back so much, that some

ELIZABETA, would be in danger of forget. Eldest daughter of Geo. Smith, Esq.

Of Coniston. ing she was there ; but when she died August 7th, 1806, aged 29. called on to speak, she did it

She possessed so much to the purpose, so Great Talents, exalted Virtues, and · pleasingly, and so unaffected.

humble Piety. ly, that one wished no one to This account of Elizabeth speak. but herself.

Some Smith has been collected from might have supposed her of her "Life by Miss H. M.. an absent cast, but nothing Bowdler.” The powers of her was further from her charac- mind and her talents as a wri-, ter, for her replies were the ter may further appear in the readiest I ever knew, when in- following 'Reflections,' which, formation was, wanted. Her with many others, were found cogntenance was serious, but among her papers after her, she not unfrequently smiled, decease. and it was the smile of complacency and peace.”

REFLECTIONS ON VARIOUS SUBBut the most important part

JECTS. of her character was her exal. One of the most common ted piety, which seemed al. subjects of complaint, among ways to raise her above the those who wish to show their world and taught her at six- visdom by arraigning the teen years of age, to resign its whole economy of the uniriches and its pleasures al. verse, is the inequality in the most without regret. For distribution of the goods of this life. It is unfair, say they, in the same proportion as that that a fool should be surround of the 'fool diminished; be. ed with dignities, honours and cause his mind being fixed on affluence, while a wise man higher objects, he would but, perhaps begs at his door. lightly regard those advantaThis is a mistake, arising, as ges on which the other, sets so, false opinions generally do, high a value. The dog eats from a too hasty view of the meat, and delights in all the, subject. Let the wisdom of dainties of, the table ;, but the one be weighed against must the sheep therefore comthe exterior trappings of the plain that it has only, grass ? other, and it will then appear It has the best food adapted, that the wise man has by much' to its nature, Were the dog the greater share of the goods, turned out to graze, he would even of this life, wisdom be. starve. ing the most valuable gift that The hand of a friend imparts God can bestow. It may also' inestimable value to the inost be proved that he is the hap: trissing token of remembrance ; piest. He is of course virtu- but a magnificent present from ous, for true wisdom is the one unloved is like golden fermother of virtue, and his wis- ters, which encumber and redom'and virtue will teach him strain not the less for being, to be contented with whatev., made of costly materials. er lót the will of God may or- Humility has been so much dain for him. This is more recommended, and is indeed than the fool in the midst of so truly a christian virtue, his wealth can ever attain to. that some people fancy they He is always pursuing some cannot be too humble. If new bauble ; and despising all they speak of humility towards he possesses in comparison God, they are certainly right; with what he wishes to obtain, ite cannot, by the utmost exo and though he may riot in ertion of our faculties, meas. what he calls pleasure for a ure the distance between Him time, he never enjoys that in- and us, nor prostrate ourselves, ward satisfaction, that sunshine too low before Him; but with of the mind, which alone de regard to our fellow creatures, serves the name of happiness. I think the case is different. If then, honours, distinctions, Though we ought by ,no and riches were given exclue means to assume too inuch, w sively to the wise and good, certain degree of respect to what would become of the ourselves is, necessary to obfoolish and the wicked ?. They tain a proportionate degree would lose their only enjoy- from others. Too low 'an o... ment, and become much more pinion of ourselses will also, wretched than it is possible prevent our undertaking what for a wise man to be under a. we are very able to accomny circumstances. At the plish, and thus prevent the same time the happiness of fulfilment of our duty'; for it the wise would not increase is our duty to exert the pow.

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