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el, who were admitted to partake by tickets obtained from the several ministers present. At each of these meetings there were collections, for the first time, for the society, which amounted to more than 6007.
"On Thursday morning, 10 o'clock, the society met at Mr. Brooksbank's meeting-house, to hear the report of the directors, which, on the whole, was very interesting, particularly in reference to the South African Mission, which set forth a great work of grace going on amongst the Hottentots. It stated, with several others, the remarkable conversion of seventeen of those that were most notorious for their bestiality in vice: several of whom are become zealous preachers of that doctrine, by the preaching of which, they were brought to embrace the Saviour.
The Directors, having turned their attention to the eastern nations, it was submitted to, and unanimously agreed by, the general meeting, that,
in order to facilitate a mission to China, be printed in the Chinese language; to accomplish which, the Prince of Wales's Island was thought a proper place, to send persons with proper apparatus for printing, &c. because half of the inhabitants are said to be industrious Chinese mechanics." Assembly's Mag.
American Annals; or a chronological history of America from its discovery in 1492 to 1806, in two volumes. By Abiel Holmes, D.D.A.A.S.minister of the first church in Cambridge. Vol. I. comprising a period of two hundred years. Cambridge. Hilliard. 8vo.
One God in one person only: and Jesus Christ a being distinct from God, dependent upon him for his existence and his various powers; maintained and defended. By John Sherman, pastor of the first church in Mansfield, Connecticut. Worcester. I. Thomas, jun. 1805. 8vo. p. 193.
An examination of the representations and reasonings contained in seven sermons lately published by Rev. Daniel Merrill, on the modes and subjects of baptism; in several letters addressed to the author; in which it is attempted to shew that those representations and reasonings were not founded in truth. By Samuel Austin, A.M. Worcester. I. Thomas,
The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, in England, have resolved to print, without delay, an edition of the Welch Bible, with the usual marginal references, and with the common prayer prefixed. The size will be a crown octavo, and the number of copies to be printed twenty thousand. These are to be distributed by the society, at about one-third part of their original cost. The funds of this very respectable society have been largely increased by some recent bequests. ib.
* Something omitted-probably the words "the scriptures."
List of New Publications.
A valedictory Discourse, delivered at the South Church in Portsmouth, N. H. Aug. 11, 1805. By Timothy Alden, collegiate pastor with the Rev. Samuel Haven, D. D. To which is added an Appendix, containing a Result of an ecclesiastical council, and a Recommendation of Mr. Alden, unanimously voted by the church and congregation of the South Parish in Portsmouth. Portsmouth. W. & D. Treadwell.
A Sermon preached at the Funeral of Mr. Benjamin Baldwin, of Pelham, N. H. who died July 26, 1804, aged 23. By John H. Church, pastor of the church in Pelham. Amherst. Joseph Cushing. 1804.
A Discourse delivered at the Funeral of Mrs. Mahitabel Atwood, of Pelham, N. H. who died March 11, 1805, aged 78. By John Hubbard Church. Amherst. Joseph Cushing. 1805.
Two Discourses on the perpetuity and provision of God's gracious covenant with Abraham and his seed. By Samuel Worcester, A. M. Pastor of the Tabernacle Church in Salem. Haven Pool, Salem. 1805. 80 p. gro. 30 cts.
A Sermon delivered at the Ordination of Rev. William Bascom, to the pastoral care of the first church in Fitchburgh, October 16, 1805. By Abiel Holmes, D. D. Pastor of the first church in Cambridge. W. Hilliard. Cambridge.
A great faith described and inculcated. A Sermon, by Isaac Backus, A. M. Pastor of a church in Middleborough. Boston. E. Lincoln.
empires, kingdoms, states, and republicks in the known world, and of the United States of America in particular. In 2 parts. The whole comprehending a complete and improved system of modern geography, Illuscalculated for Americans. trated with 6 maps, and accompanied by a new and elegant General Atlas of the World, containing (in a sepa rate quarto volume) 63 maps, and comprising all the new discoveries to the present time. Fifth edition, corrected and improved. Boston. Thomas & Andrews. Price 12 dols. 50 cts. Without the atlas 6 50.
The Ancient History of the Egyp tians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians. By Charles Rollin, late principal of the university of Paris, professor of eloquence in the Royal College, and member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. Illustrated with plates. 8 vols. 12mo. Boston, Munroe & Francis.
A new and much improved edition of Morse's Universal Geography; or a view of the present state of all the
Kett's Elements of General Knowledge, introductory to useful books in the principal branches of Literature and Science. Designed chiefly for the junior students in the universities, and the higher classes in schools. By Henry Kett, B. D. Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Oxford. Boston. C. Bingham. 2 vols. 12mo. Price $2 25.
The Excellency of Christ: A sermon, by Jonathan Edwards, D. D. Boston. E. Lincoln.
A new and improved edition of a Sequel to the English Reader; or el, egant selections in prose and poetry. By Lindley Murray.
N. B. This work, with most of the others published by this celebrated American author, have been re-published by Collins, Perkins & Co. N. York.
IN THE PRESS.
The Seaman's Preacher, consisting of nine short and plain discourses on Jonah's voyage, addressed to mariners. By Rev. James Ryther, minister at Wapping, England. Designed to be put into the hands of sailors and persons going to sea. With a preface Camby the Rev. John Newton. bridge. W. Hilliard.
Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice our peace was slaia;
At Beverly, Sept. 10, after nearly a week's sickness, Mr. WILLIAM LOVETT, aged 27, leaving a widow and two children; Oct. 14. after a fortnight's sickness, Mr. JOHN LOVETT, aged 36, and Oct. 22, after a fortnight's sickness, his widow, Mrs. HANNAH LOVETT, leaving four orphans. In uncommon intimacy and
tenderness these brothers with their families lived in houses almost contiguous. To the three deceased the following passage is peculiarly appropriate, They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided." Pages might be written in attempting to delineate their moral virtues and Chirstian graces, to show how great a loss their surviving relatives, numerous friends, the poor, the bereaved church of Christ, and the publick, have sustained in the death of each. Each was distinguished by superiour mental powers and improvements, and still more distinguished by sweetness of disposition and manners. How are the lovely fallen!
Resign'd they fell; superiour to the dart, Thatkeenly stings in many a bleeding heart."
tament, in six volumes 8vo. Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. The five first volumes are completed, the last is commenced.
At Charleston (S. C.) Mr. LORING ANDREWS, one of the editors of the Charleston Courier.
An American edition of President Edwards's works is contemplated, by I. Thomas, jun. of Worcester, to be prepared for the press and superin. tended by Rev. Samuel Austin and others.
At Litchfield (Con.) Mrs. ELIZABETH WOLCOTT, wife of the Hon. OLIVER WOLCOTT.
At Concord Dr.ABEL PRESCOTT, aged 88, formerly an eminent physician.
At Williston (Ver.) Dr. THOMAS BENNY, aged 66; a distinguished Surgeon in the American Revolution.
At Lexington, the Rev. JONAS CLARK, aged 75.
Mr. JAMES THOMPSON, aged 40; ELIZABETH, his wife, aged 41; and WILLIAM, their son, aged 7; were all unfortunately drowned in a large brick-pit at Bristol, (Eng.) The son of the pit, and, endeavouring to stop was playing with a hoop, near the brink it from rolling into the water, fell in. The mother ran to his assistance, and overreaching herself to lay hold of his clothes, got also out of her depth. The father, hearing their cries, ran to the spot, and seeing the dreadful situation of his wife and child-in the very act of sinking-he, in a state of (about 11 feet deep), in the hope of distraction, plunged into the water, rescuing them; but missed his aim, and they all perished. When the bodies were found, about an hour af ter the accident, the mother had her son clasped in her arms.
Suddenly, while in bed with her husband, JOAN, wife of ROBERT MONDAY, of Crowless, in the parish of Ludgvan. On the discovery of her death, her husband, who had been some time rather indisposed, remov ed to another bed, and died in about six hours after.
TO CORRESPONDENTS & PATRONS.
We have received a fourth Letter to a Brother, from CONSTANS, on the importance of decision, with which our readers shall be gratified in the next number.
A sensible and well written "Address to Ministers," from an anonymous correspondent, shall soon be exhibited for the instruction of those for whom it is intended.
We thank B. T. for his valuable communication on the subject of "Christ's Divinity, considered as the ground of the Christian's hope of pardon." It shall early receive its merited attention.
We recognize with real pleasure the hand of a new correspondent, under the signature of "A Friend to old Divinity." His chaste and lucid communication," on the doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance," is perfectly coincident with the design of our publication.
SCRIBERE, on the importance of Christ crucified, is received and under consid.
Our PATRONS are informed, that after six months trial it has been found expedient, chiefly for the sake of a more convenient, punctual and accurate distribution of the work, to transfer its publication to Boston, where, in future, it will be printed by E. LINCOLN, Water-Street. Mr. EDWARD COTTON, No. 47, Marlborough-Street, will have the sole distribution and sale of the work, to whom all payments in future are to be made, and subscribers are to apply for their books. From this new arrangement, we expect that our patrons will be more regularly and promptly supplied with their numbers.
N. B. The 6 first numbers, making half the yearly volume, will be speedily half bound, with an index, and offered for sale by E. Cotton, at the original cost, with the addition of the binding. New subscribers, therefore, who, we have pleasure in saying, are added monthly in considerable numbers to our list, may have them in this form, or in the numbers. Subscribers who have not received any, or but a part of their numbers, are requested to send, or call on, Mr. Cotton and complete their sets.
AGENTS FOR THE PANOPLIST.
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