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United States of America, bey.condition in this life, by a knowldisposed to contribute to this | edge and belief of the Scrip. good work, Mr. Ralston, will tures, would be an event calcilgladly receive whatever may be lated to produce a lively joy, in sent to him for that purpose, every mind influenced by hua and add to it the above sum, to manity : For their horrible sube forwarded to the Missionaries | perstition subjects them unceas. at Serampore near Calcutta. ingly to the most dreadful tor(Signed)

ments, and annually deprives a BENJAMIN WICKES, Sen. large number even of life itself. Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1805. . | But in addition to this, how in

teresting must be the thought

to every truly pious mind, that · WE whose names are under-many of these miserable creawritten, Ministers of the Gos- | tures, by having a Bible in their pel in the city of Philadelphia, hands, may not only better their do hereby certify that we are worldly condition, but become fully ascertained that the state-truly converted unto God, and ment made by Capt. Wickes, in through the merits of the Savthe foregoing advertisement, is iour, be raised to eternal happiperfectly correct. We also take ness and glory. Among the the liberty respectfully to re- many objects which we know commend to the pious and the are now soliciting the patronage Jiberal of all denominations of of the pious and the liberal, Christians, in the United States, throughout our country, we canan attention to the important not but think, that this deserves objects which this advertisement a marked attention. Nor can holds up to their view. Noth- we forbear to add, that we have ing, it appears to us, can be more good reason to believe, that dointeresting to a truly benevolent nations from the inhabitants of mind. The design contempla- the United States, for the pro. ted, is not to disseminate the motion of the design which has favorite tenets of any particu- here been specified, would greatlar sect of Christians. It is to ly animate and encourage the print and propagate, among a worthy men who are engaged race of heathen who are sunk in the translation of the Scripand degraded by the vilest and tures, by giving them a striking cruelest system of superstition proof that their arduous work and idolatry, the pure word of interests the feelings, and is aceternal life contained in the holy companied by the good wishes spriptures, without any gloss or of Christians, in every region to comment whatsoever. If this which the knowledge of it has can be exte sively effected, the extended. happiest consequences may be Some other important conexpected to follow ; since the siderations, which it is hoped natives of India, unlike most will as much encourage the libeother pagans, are many of them rality of the public, as they aniable to read, and still more of mate the hopes and labors of them are disposed earnestly to the Missionaries in India, ought listen to what the Bible contains to be briefly stated. At SeramEven the amelioration of their I pore, the immediate seat of the Mission, there are a type foun- | das and Shasiêrs are now prodery and printing presses, to- nounced divine. gether with a valuable library, L. Ashbel Green, Senior. pastor of consisting chiefly of books con- | the 2d Presbyterian Cburcb. taining the various copies and I J. HENRY C. HELMUTH, Pastor readings of the Scriptures, with

Tof the German Lutheran Cburch.

WILLIAM ROGERS, Professor of whatever can materially facili- | English and belles lettres in the unitate the labors of a translator. versity of Pennsylvania. Learned natives can be procur- JOHN Hey, Pastor of the Indepened to assist in the work ; and dent Church, .

| JOSEPH PILMORE, Rector of the the local situation of the mission

Episcopal Church of St. Paul's. is such as will render its distri

James GRAY, Pastor of the Scotch bution throughout India easy | Presbyterian Church. and immediate. The Missiona- GEORGE Potts, Pastor of the 4th ries themselves, (among whom Presbyterian Church. is the laborious, learned, and pi.WILLIM WHITE, Pastor of the 2d

Church. ous Mr. CAREY, professor of

JOSEPH Shaw, Pastor-elect of the Oriental languages, in the collas

al languages, in the col | Associate Congregation. lege of Fort William, at Calcut-1 SAMUEL HELFENSTEIN, Pastor ta) have been so long engaged of the German Reformed Church. in studying language, and JACOB J. JANEWAY, Co-pastor of in translating, that the employ- the 2d Presbyterian Church.

WILLIAM COLBERT, Minister of ment has become in a good de- |

the Methodist Episcopal Church of St. gree habitual.

George. Seven languages are spoken WILLIAM STAUGHTON, Minister in India : the Ootkul, which pre- 1 of the 1st Baptist Church. vails among four millions of P IT is respectfully suge the inhabitants ; the Telinga and gested, that as the season for the Kurnata, each spoken by about departure of the Calcutta ships seven millions ; the Maharatta his fast approaching, whatever is used by eight millions five hun-1 done to promote the design dred thousand ; the Tamul, by which has been specified above, upwards of nine millions; the

must be done without delay : Hindostanee, by at least forty

and it is requested, that the dofive millions ; and the Bengalee, nations or collections which shall in which the translation is al

| be made throughout the Union, ready compleated, by a number

may be forwarded to any of of inhabitants nearly equal- the under-mentioned gentlemen, ling the population of the Uni- who will remit them to MR, ted States of America. The to

Ralston.* tal of the benighted Idolaters The Reo. Dr. Rodgers, the Red. Mr. of India, equals about the one Williams, New-York. eighth of the whole race of men The Rev. Dr. Stillman, the Rev. Dr. now dwelling on our globe. | Eckley, Boston, How animating the prospect, | The Rev. Joseph Buckminster, Portsthat the Holy Bible, by the ef

mouth, N. H. forts of pious Christians in Eu

The Rev. Dr. Daight, Hew-Haven,

| Mr. Gallaudet, Hartford, Conn. rope and America, is likely soon to circulate among these mill

* What cannot be forwarded this ions of wretched people, by spring, will answer very well in the whom absurd and injurious Ve- spring of 1807.

The Rev. Dr. M.Whorter, Newark, | art she had spared no time, nor N. J.

exertions. Complete skill in The Reo. Mr. Clark, New-Bruns.

this exercise, she, like many in wick. The Rev Mr. Ingles, the Rev. Mr. this age of refinement considerRichards, Baltimore.

ed the most valuable and most Joseph Nourse. Esq. Register of the necessary accomplishment for U. S. Washington.

youth. She as well as her paThe Rev. Dr. Muir, Alexandria.

rents had doubtless begun to anThe Rev. Mr. Grigsby, Norfolk.

ticipate much future happiness, The Rev. Dr. Furman, the Rev. Dr. Keith, Charleston.

as well from the society of her The Rev. Mr. Clarkson, the Rev. Mr. private friends as from associa

Clay, the Rev. Mr. Holcombe, Sa. tion with her more fashionable vannah.

companions. Her views in life

were flattering, her prospects The Instructor's address to his pleasing, and her hopes encou* female pupils, occasioned by

raging. Her health was good, the affecting death of young

her worldly interest sufficient, Selina.

° and her education complete.

But alas ! how soon is the scene DEAR YOUTH,

changed, how suddenly is every V OU have doubtless obser- flattering prospect cut short, ere

I ved in the spring season, it presents itself to full view. salutary plants shooting up, and Selina fond of displaying herspreading forth their flowers, in self to her admirers, frequently such a pleasing and beautiful engaged in her favorite exercise. manner, as to attract the eye But oh, the effect which she uland charm the senses. You timately experienced from this have seen them flourish for a amusement. One evening, fond. while with the most luxuriously imagining herself free from all growth, promising you a very danger, she imprudently sufferrapid progress towards maturity, led herself to dance excessively until affected by the chilling and then become exposed to the damps of the evening, they chilling damps of the night. droop, they wither, they die ! | An unusual disorder soon sucNot the smallest traces of their ceeded, which threw her into verdure can you afterwards dis the most violent contortions of

body, and a total derangement Thus died young Selina ! She of mind. Her friends anxious. was a youth of beauty, gaiety | ly solicitous for her recovery, and vivacity. She was not only could only observe the spectacle, fair, but the natural endowments without restoring her to health, of her mind rendered her pro- by medical assistance. In this mising. To her natural qualifi- situation, she languished for a cations, were added, by means | few days, and died. of her education, the shining ac- Selina, that once fair, beautiful quirements of general knowledge and promising youth is now no in polite and fashionable arts. more. Just so precarious, my Amusements of almost every young friends, is your situation, kind, that become her sex, were however lovely, however sprightfamiliar to her mind, but dancing ly you now appear. Though was her favorite. To attain this ! you are in the bloom of life, though you are the rising hopes midst of your literary pursuits, of your fond parents, though to be summoned without the you are now employed in form- least warning, to appear in the ing your minds, and enlarging | presence of your Judge, there to your understandings, yet like the be acquitted or condemned, actender plant, or like the young cording to the moral character Selina, you may die. The awful which you severally sustain. providence just related is an ad- Consider the miserable condimonition to you. It is a voice tions of those who die im penifrom the dead, warping you to tent, and unholy, who are stranprepare to meet your God. It gers to experimental religion, and speaks in accents louder than enemies to the Saviour of sinthunder, and if properly heard ners. Let such an affecting inmore piercing than lightning, stance of mortality, together admonishing you not to promise with the call of God in his holy yourselves long life, or the enjoy- word, excite you to an earnest and ment of future pleasures in this diligent attention to yonr own world.


| everlasting happiness. Remember your Creator in the Endeavor to gain the chief, days of your youth, is comman-I the only good, by seeking first ded in scripture ; and surely it the kingdom of God and his is sanctioned by this alarming righteousness. Remember that stroke of divine providence. what the world denominates Selina's death bids you not to happiness is not worth a straw, put far away the evil day ; nor in comparison with that solid to say that you have found secu- peace of mind, which results rity from danger, until you have from the service of God. Resecured an interest in the bless-member that all the pleasures ed Redeemer. Death is often and enjoyments that are derived sudden and unexpected, which solely from the fashionable amakes it the messenger of ter- | musements and refined accomror, gloom and despair to the plishments of the world, have thoughtless soul, while the true pot the weight of a feather, when Christian is enabled to triumph tried with those pleasures, that over the grave, and to say O the children of God enjoy, from death where is thy sting, O grave the sublime contemplations of where is thy victory !

his nature, bis word, and his Learn, my young friends, to works, as displayed to our view, think of your being continually in the dispensation of his proyexposed to death. You are frail, idence and grace. dying creatures ; liable, in the

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Vol. VI.]

MAY, 1806.

[NO. 11.

Thoughts on the Divine Govern- ter, and the wisdom of his goment; suggested by the read- vernment. Thus “light is sown ing of the 97th Psalm.

for the righteous, and gladness

for the upright in heart.” TN no exercise is the human True religion is reason reI mind so nobly employed fined-reason established upon in no subject is such a boundless its proper base, and exalted to field for contemplation and im- its sublimest height. Vain is provement presented, as in the that religion which ascribes to direct and devout meditation of casualty the direction of events ; the government of God. It re- or arrogating to creatures the spects all creatures, directs all rightful honors of the Creator, events, connects the two ex- yields not to Jehovah the absotremes of past and future, and lute possession of his throne, embraces the vast concerns of and the universal influence of his eternity. Every object, or oc- power. Absurd is that philosocurrence, forms a part of the im- phy, “ opposition of science, measurable whole, and is as a falsely so called,” which, by aslittle stream issuing from this cribing any independent efficacy infinite fountain. It is this alone, to means and second causes, opwhich gives importance to the pugns the sovereignty and mnost inconsiderable things. Ab- universal agency of God--shuts stracted from this, the greatest out the immediate power and lose their magnitude, and inex- presence of the Divine Maker pressive of order, beauty or de- from any part of his system, and sign, would serve but to involve denies, to the King Immortale the moral world in darkness and that dominion which he exerconfusion. It is only in God's cises over all the works of his light that we see light. It is hands. The government of but by considering the operation God is as unlimited as his works, of his hands, by the attentive, benevolent as his nature, and piercing eye of faith, that we unchangeable as his being. It discern the beauty of his charac- l is the united display of all his Vol. VI. No. 11


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