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men on account of their prúdent con. -and mortals dare to oppose his duct; but suspected by those mis- views and commands, nay, even find creants, that through them, their vil- advocates for what they do! But for Jany might, come to the ears of a want of proper energy and the case their countrymen, (the American would have been reversed. Thoupeople,) whom they had deserted sands of the Aborigines of this counand were now on the alert, to bave try might by the means of Missiona: such a people out of the country, and ries from the different Christian des having at length by means of the evil nominations, have been, since the reports made to their superiors; and first settlement of this country the suspicions raised among the neigh- brought over to a state of civilization bouring Tribes of the danger they and Christianity, had proper measwere in, while these Christian In- ures been taken on all sides to predians with their teachers were per- vent wrongs and wars ; setting good mitted to live in the country, gained examples, and adhering to the “golo their point so far, that an expedition den rule, of doing to others as of upwards of 300 warriors, headed would wish to be done to." Yet it by one of those miscreants, came up- is not too late to reform, and indeed on them and both distressed and re- it is time we should think about it. moved them from their peaceful set. Our country has within the last few tlements on the Muskiugum to the years been swarming with beggars, wilds of the Sandusky country, where robbers and murderers. Every war they were reduced to extreme pov- leaves its dregs to disturb and harass erty, and placed even in a worse sit- the peaceable citizen; and well are uation than the suffering warriors those off, who escape the ravages and themselves—and to compleat their distresses caused by the incendiary, misery, ninety odd fell victims, some and the clutches of the midnight asmonths after, to a band of freeboot: sassin. ers from the American side, while What I have written above, is conthese poor half starved creatures, clusive, much of which I had myself many of whom were women and witnessed during a long course of children-had from extreme necessi- years that I was stationary with the ty, resorted to their forsaken towns, Christian Indians, including the whole for the sake of bringing off some corn of the time the revolutionary war from their deserted fields.*
Jasted. Such then are the effects of wars- I am Sir, very respectfully, your they furnish hot beds of vice ; lead obedient servant.
J. H. to plundering and to murders ; go out of the camps into the lurking pla- PROSPECTOS OF AN IMPORTANT ces of emissaries, subaltern agents,&c.
WORK. and you find a hellish brood, who in. In the press, and will be published stigate the savage to murder without in the course of the present year, by discretion, man, woman and child, ABRARAM SMALL, No. 112 Chesnuta and when told by the manly Indian Sireet, Philadelphia, TRANSACTIONS warrior (who is either too proud or of the Historical and Literary Contoo humane, to be a butcher of wo- mittee of the American Philosophical men and children,} “not women and Society, held at Philadelphia for prochildren, only men in arms”—these motiug useful knowledge. Vol. I. will reply, “ All! all!' will þreed lice !"
ABOUT three years ago a permanent The foregoing short, but true rela- Committee of the American Philotion, will shew how repugnant wars sophical Society was established, for are to the designs and commands of the special purpose of promoting our Lord and the head of his Church Historical Knowledge and General
Literature. From the first moment * See Laskiel's history of the Mis- of their institution, this Committee sions of the United Brethren among have been assiduously engaged in the North American Indians, and preparing and collecting meinoirs, O- Brown's history of Missions." riginal letters, state papers, and othe er documents, to serve as materials his work will be found highly curious for the HISTORY OF THE UNITED and interesting. It is divided into STATES and of the STATE OF PENN- chapters, and contains not only an SYLVANIA, and they have already on account of the traditions of these hand as much as will make up sever- people respecting their own history al interesting volumes, which they before and since the arrival of the mean to publish successively, togeth- Europeans on this Continent, but the er with the results of their future la- fullest details that have ever been bours and researches, for the informa- given on the subject of their religion, tion of their fellow-citizens, and the education, manners, usages, opinions, dissemination of Useful Knowledge. and habits ;--the whole illustrated by
Although this Publication, from its a great number of characteristic aninature, will be essentially miscellane- ecdotes. ous, the Publisher understands that Much as has already been written the Committee have determined to on the subject of the Indian Nations dedicate each of their volumes, as of America, it will be found, from the much as possible, to a particular perusal of Mr. Heckewelder's work, branch of the General Subject. For that much yet remains to be known this reason, the volume now about to respecting them. The Indians aje be published, will be composed en- here exhibited in a new and interesttirely of matter relating to the Indian ing point of view—such as they were Nations of this part of North Ameri- before they became contaminated by ca. These Aborigines of our Coun- European vices. try are fast decreasing in numbers, No. 2.-A Correspondence beand will in time either be amalgamat- tween the Rev. Mr. Heckewelder ed with us by civilization, or other- and the Secretary of the Historical wise disappear by the operation of Committee, on the subject of Indian causes which cannot be controlled ; Languages, chiefly in respect of their we should, therefore, avail ourselves granımatical forms and constructions, of all the opportunities which we which are now known to difer esnow have, of becoming inore inti- sentially from those of the Languages mately acquainted with the manners, of the Old World, and form a new custoins, languag:s, and with every and interesting subject of Metaphysthing that relates to a people, who, ical Disquisition. for so many centuries before us, pos- No. 3.-A Grammar of the Lansessed the whole of the countryguage of the Lenni Lenape, or Del which we inhabit.
aware Indians. Translated from the The volume we are now about to German Ms. of the late Rev. Dapresent to the public will consist of: VID ZEISBERGER. The Historical
No. 1.--An Historical Account of Committee, in their late Report to the Indian Nations who once inhab- the Philosophical Society, printed in ited Pennsylvania and the neighbour- the first volume of the Philosophical ing States; by the Reverend John Transactions, New Series, give it as HECHEWELDER, of Bethlehem, a their opinion, " That it is the most Member of the Historical Commit- complete Grammar that they have etee, and for many years a Missionary ver seen of any of those languages of the Society of the United Brethren which are called barbarous." It is among the Lenni Lenape, or Dela- indispensabiy necessary to elucidate ware Indians.
the Correspondence which precedes This Historical Account will form it. the greatest part of the present vol- The Publisher having undertaken ume, which will consist of 450 to to print this volume at bis cwn risk, 500 pages octavo. The Author, by on its success will greatly depend the a residence of between 30 and 40 future exertions of the Historical years among the Indians, has had the Committee for the benefit of their opportunity of acquiring a perfect fellow-citizens. They do not wish knowledge of their manners, customs, to derive any profit from tbeir lahabits, and language; and the pub- bours, but they have not the means lisher thinks he may safely assert that of publishing at their own expense.
'The Printer who has solely relied on edition is called for, the frst 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, vertures to hope tributed in some instances with good that he will be supported in this up- effect. The Church Liturgy is about dertaking by all the friends of learn- to be translated into Hebrew. А 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.
The Price will be $3 50 in ians and Jews. A Committee visits Boards.
and relieves poor and distressed Jews
at their own habitations, and the OF THE SOCIETY Printing-Office gives employ to conFOR CONVERTING THE JEWS. verts. Many Jews have aotually emPatrons,
"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 foreigu countries. Three adult President,
Jews, and thirty-nine children were Sir Thomas Baring, Bart. M. P. baptized last year in London. Some Treasurers,
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 Thomas Eabington, 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 tbro'
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 home 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 applicaformed 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 jan education. Nearly two hundred half year, and one of the Reports have passed through their schools.
oice a year.
Other ways of aiding Lectures are regularly delivered to this cause, are, by Ladies endeavors Christians, pointing out their obliga- ing to place out the girls in service or tions to Jews; and others are preach- business; by pivus 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 inent 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 Rev. 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 have so long darkened 129 garments, which have been thank their minds, and have been a bar fully received-20 sick families have gainst 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. It was 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 ad. ed 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 awhile, they used to surround me verses from the Bible, with a number iu the market places, or come to the of hyrans, 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 l' had to say to them of Christ these children are in some little deand his Gospel.
gree benefitted, and in some measure 6 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 ab’e, being the word of God, and me speak to them on re igion, 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." to them in a manner which I would perhaps otherwise not have done, and the whole inspired me with greater Tax agreeable intelligence has hopes of success among them than I just been received that a Peace Sohad ever entertained before.
ciety has been formed at Portsmoutli, “Surely the time is approaching, N. H. 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, Nor.
19th, a vote was passed “ that this 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 Ilaven, 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
PORTLAND FEMALE CHARITABLE
Àt 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, Iu 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 affectionato In Brookline, Gen. J. S. Gardner, people, and of aiding, at the request aged 60. of that people, in com
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
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, wife of Rev. aged 78 ; Mrs. Eunice Stebbens, aF. Parkman, aged 27.
ged 79. Mrs. Dorcas, relict of the late Mr. At Keene, widow Holbrook, aged Samuel Pierce, aged 80.
35; Mrs. Mary Metcalf, aged 76. Mrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. George In North-Carolina, while sitting in Eender, aged 64.
bis chair, Henry Scales, Esq. aged 75. In Lynn, Mrs. Lucretia Bourne Orne, widow of the late Mr. Joshua 0. of Marblehead, aged 60.
Mr. John Pierpont, Cambridge. In Plymouth, Mr. George Morton,
Thomas Tracy, do.
David Reed, do. In Portsmouth, Capt. Peter Cowes,
Samuel Gilman, do.
Jonathan P. Dabney, Salem. In Hardwick, Mr. Moses Page, a
Seth Alden, Cambridge.
Andrew Bigelow, Medford. At Roxbury, Capt. J. Payson, a
Peter Osgood, Cambridge. ged 80.
do. At Brighton, Mrs. Elizabeth Ful
Charles Briggs, do. ler, wife of Mr. Aaron Fuller, ayed
Convers Francis do. 33.Widow Abigail Baker, aged 71.
E. Q. Sewall, do.
CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY.