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To return from this digression, into which we have been imperceptibly drawn, we present our particular acknowledgments to all, of whose labors we have been enabled to avail our. selves. A great proportion of the interest, which our work may have excited, and of the effects, which it has produced, must be ascribed to the generous aid derived from contributors of original matter. It is proper here to remark, that the public seem to be by no means aware of the influence, capable of being exerted by a periodical publication. When they shall be duly impressed with this subject, and shall call into action the concentrated talents of all in our country, who espouse the cause of sound theology, pure morals, and enlarged benevolence, it will be seen what surprising results may be accomplished by truth, argument, and Christian zeal.

In reviewing our work, we have endeavored to place before the mind all the considerations, which serve to explain or enforce the great responsibility of one, who writes for the public. How much we are deceived as to our motives, or our object, it is not in our own power, or that of any human tribunal, exactly to determine. We can declare, however, witbout the least reserve, that we have always intended to act, in reference to every thing published in our pages, with entire Christian integrity, so far as we have been able to judge of our motives. When the onse required it, we have given great deliberation to the question whether we should publish, and whether the manner, as well as the matter, could be justified. When. ever facts have been stated, or opinions with respect to facts have been given, the most satisfactory evidence has been required. We know not that the Panoplist has ever been seriously assailed, except by those, who class themselves under the general denomination of Uni. tarians. By them, indeed, the most vehement charges have been made. Some of these charges have been refuted formally, and at length. For the consideration of others we have had no time. In reference to all these charges, we are satisfied, that an impartial judge would pronounce them without foundation.

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The present Editor has superintended the publication of the last eleven volumes. Much of the original matter was wrillen by himself and for nearly all the rest he avows the fullest responsibility. During some periods of absence on account of ill health, be did not see all the articles, which were published; but he is not aware that any of these were the subject of animadversion.

In bidding our readers farewell, we most unfeignedly wish them happiness in this world and the world to come. If they have derived any benefit from our hunable services, we would be thankful, and ascribe to God the praise; if they have, in any respect been led astray, we would regret it, and desire that any inadvertence, or any fault, of ours may be forgiven, and no pertoanent evil result from it. Soon must we and our readers, appear before the jurigment seat of Christ. May we be pardoned by his blood, clothed in his righteousness, and adınitted to his kingdom and glory.

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INDEX

TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

31

Accum's account of adulterations & frauds, 206 mate danger of servile insurrection, 485
Address of the Prudential Committee of delinquency of Northern people on
A. B. C.F. M.

134 this subject, 486 - true state of feeling
Address to subscribers and readers, 357 at the North, 487-character of slavery,
Adulterations of food and drink,

206

489-further comments on the law of
Adversity, instruction to be drawn fin n it, 52 Virginia, ib.-religious privileges of the
Idrocating the cause of error, erils of, 145 blacks, 490—how far the present gener-
African Institution, doings of,
269 ation chargeable with slavery,

493
Africans, (See Blacks in this country.) Blumhardt, Rev. Theophilus,letter from, 142
Air la Chapelle, Congress of, their doings Bombay, mission chapel at, 11-Extracts

in reference to the Slave Trade, 272 from Mr. Bardwell's journal at, 457 ----
Ambition, on the sacrifices to,

248 general view of the mission, 507-
American Bible Society, thoughts on the preaching of the Gospel,

509
annual mecting of,

252||Boscuwen, N. H. revival of religion at, 191
American Board of Commissioners for Bowley, Mr. an assistant missionary, his
For. Miss, eleventh annual meeting of, 505 account of the Hindoos,

468
Report of the Prudential Com- Brainerd, journal of the mission at, 82,
mittee,

506,553 121,183,513~Usage captive rescued, 85
American Colonization Society, projected -placed with the missionaries, 184-
mission of,

S36 arrival of Mr. Conger and his company,
Andrus, Rev. Joseph, a missionary to Af- 121--departure of Messrs. Washburu
rica,

336

and Finney for the Arkansaw, 199-
Angrea, a Hindoo prince, Mr. Hall's visit arrival of the visiting committee 123–
to his territory,

their report, 132-visit of Catharine
Appeal to the Christian public, in behalf and David Brown to their father, 186-

of the Am. Board of Com. for. F. Mis. 141 school established at Creek Path, 315–
Arkansaw Mission:-journey of Messrs. arrival of David Brown in Boston, 384

Finney and Washburn, 169-stay at Brougham, Mr. extract from his speech
Brainerd, 170—passage through the on education,

500
Chickasaw nation, 171–hardships of the Byron's poetry, remarks on,

212
journey,

172
Armstrong, Fort, projected mission school Capital punishment inefficacious,

304
123,318 Centurial celebration,

155
Aspect of the heathen world,

53 Ceylon mission;-letter from the mission.
ilmospheric dust,

S09 aries, 76,277-mission schools, 77–

hopeful conversion of three young men,
Baltimore Female Mite Society,

93 78-on the selection of children for ed-
Baptism of a Bramhun,

470 ucation, 423-- letter from Messrs. Winso
Bardwell Rev. Horatio, journal of, 457 — low and Spaulding, 431–voyage of
visits the continent of India,

458 Messrs. Winslow and others, 517 —
* Barron & Decatur, See Correspondence. preaching of the missionaries,

521
Batticotta, Ceylon, journal of the mission Chalmers, character of, as a prescher, 109
ai 36,73-heathen notions of religion, 38 Character moral and religious, on the
- Mr. Richards return by way of Ma- changes of,

246
dras, 74 - case of Gabriel Tissera, 174 Charities, conductors of,

341
arrival of Mr. Richards at Jaffnapatam, Cheltenham (Eng.) mendicity Society, 308
ib.-ease of Sandera Sakaren, 175--do. Cherokees, See Brainerd.
of Philip Matthew, 177--letter from Children in India with assigned names, 143
Me. Meigs, 28.-letter from Gabriel Choctaw Chiefs, their letter to the Rev.
282 Dr. Worcester,

379
Bible, translation of into Chinese, by Dr. mission, reinforcements of, 480)
Morrison,

376|| Choctaws, their grants to the sebools, S68
Bible Society, British and Foreiga, 16th Chaule, tour of Mr. Hall to,

23
anniversary of,

478 Christianity in India, progress of, 41–
Blucks in this country,on the condition of, compared with ancient philosophy, 255

241-Sonthern people irritable on the Christians, their resemblance to stran-
snhject of slavery, ib.-law of Virginia, gers and pilgrims,

97
243 --comments on it, 244-complaints

should have elevated views, 100
of Southern correspondents, 481-ulti- Christian Almanac, review of,

- 502

at,

.

sary of,

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494

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Christmas, perversion of,

57||Galitzin, Prince, his letter to Mr. Solo.
Chrunological table of remarkable events, 551 mon,

261
Chunar, a native female converted at, 471|| Garret, Mr. James, printer, sent to the
Church Missionary Society, 20th anniver- Ceylon mission,

286,520
. 473|| Geography, ancient and modern, by J. E.
Claims of the Gospel,
117 Worcester, review of,

13
Commentary on Isaiah, Chap. I, 147|| George the III. character of, 349-anec-
Connecticut Missionary Society, annual

dotes of,

351,404
report of,

217|| Ghossaul, Jay Narrain, letter from, 41
· pecuniary accounts of, 227|| Graham Society,

93
Consecrations,

263|| Graves, Rev. Allen, his journal at Ma-
Correspondence between Decatur and Bar- him,

369,409
ron, 159- their testimony against duel. Great Britain, state of education in, 500
ling, 160 - its resemblance to war, 162-

and the United States, compar-
a most deliberate act of murder, 1b.. ed with respect to Christian exertions, 301
contemptible promoters of duelling, 163 Greut men, classification of by Pascal, 535
---both parties hated to fight, ib.-yet
inexorably bent on evil, 164--inconsiste Hall, Rev. Gordon, his visit to Chonle, 29
ency of duellists, 16.--This pamphlet in. -letter of to the Cor. Secretary, 43
jures our national character, 165--law - his second tour to Choule, i6.--visit to
unequally administered,

166 Allabay, 44--his tour to Panwell, - 509
Crabbe's Synonymes, review of, 158|| Happine88 of others, on seeking the, 6
Creek-path in the Cherokee nation, school Huppiness and misery of the present
at,

$15 world, comparison of,

Hurrowby, Lord, speech of before the Bi.
Deaf and Dumb, on the mode of teaching, ble Society,

478
Decatur and Barron. See Correspondence. Hawtrey. Rev. C. S. letter from,

129
Dean, Rev. Joshua, letter from,
286|| Heathen world, aspect of,

53
Death, on the desire of,

445 Highlands of Asia, temperature of, 309
Death-bed repentance,

5|| Hindoo method of bringing the devil into
Deuteronomy, chapter 28th, explanation a man, 32-delusions of the Hindoos,

468
of,
586,435|| Human suffering, evidences of,

806
Disinterested benevolence,

• 259||Humphrey, Rev. Heman, extract from his
Dissimulation, artifices of,
105 sermon,

SOO
Divine displeasure, marks of in the pres- Huntington, Rev. Joshua, Memoir of, - 529
ent world,

9
Donations (in money,) to the A. B. C.F. Indiana and Illinois, missionary labors in, 224
M. 34,87, 129,179,234,275,326,380,425, Indus, revival of religion on board of

474,522,571
the,

120,190,928
Donations in clothing and other arti. Inefficacy of human labors,

987
cles, 90,132,181,27,333,383,430,477,526 Injudicious zeal,

209
Duelling, thoughts on,

30$||Installations,
Intemperance, on the causes of,

455
Early beneficence,
233Isaiah, Chap. I, commentary on,

149
Education, importance of, 394-govern-

ment of children, S95--rules of govern- Jenks, Rev. William, his donation of books
ment, 397-employment of children, 399 to the Palestine mission,

893
in Great Britain, state of,

500 | Jeros, Society for promoting Christianity
of native children at Bombay,

514
among,

128
Elliot, journal of the mis. at, 25,317,361 Jews, an Address to, 385-cause of their

--arrival of Messrs. Fisk and Pride, 26- rejection, 393—great offence of, 437
council in the Choctaw nation, 27-death letter of the Rev. W.Jowett concerning
of Mr. A. V Williams, 28-expenses of them, 461-letter concerning those at
the mission, 81--patronage by the na- Tunis, by Dr. Naudi,

466
tives, ib.--letter of Mrs. Kingsbury, 94 Jowett, Rev. William, his letter to Dr.
-letter of Mr. Fisk, 95--letter of Mr. Worcester, 267— letter of respecting
Kingsbury, ib --migration of half-breed

the Jews,

461
Indians, 320--letter of the missionaries
to the Cor. Secretary, 416--lemarks on Kadin Yar Khan, hopeful conversion of 516
this letter,
- 4211 Kedar-nath, an Asiatic deity,

S48
Errata,

96 Kingsbury, Rev. Cyrus, attends the Choc-

taw council, 27-letter to a friend, 47-
Faith necessary to the Christian life, 50 report to the Secretary at War, 79-
Farish, Rev. Professor, review of his ser- letter to the Treasurer, 95— his journal
mon on Luke xi,
1931 at Ook.lib-be-ba,

S65
Fisk, Rev Pliny. See Palestine mission.
Fisk, Mr. Isaac, an assistant missionary to Laudable industry,

324
the Choctaws, letter from, 95-his death, 576|| Legislators, crrupt notions of,

106

Lerington, (Ken.) meteorological observ.
Gabriel Tissera, religious concern of, 174 ations at,

403
-his letter to Dr. Worcester,

282 Love of country,
Gallaudet, Rev. T. H. his essay on the Lowth on Isaiah, criticism on,

147
instruction of the deaf and dumb, 1 Lunar atmosphere,

307

263

152

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Mahim, journal of Mr. Graves at, 569, Ook-tib-be ha, journal of Mr. Kingsbury
409-epidemical sickness at,
371 at,

365
Malleappa, Franciscus, mentioo of, 522 Ordinations,

215
Marsden, Rev. Samuel, letter from, 401 01 phans, on the condition of,

• 250
Martyn, Rer. Henry, review of memoirs
of,

535||Palestine Mission, liberal donation to, 96
Massachusetts Missionary Society, ad- -arrival of Messrs. Fisk and Parsons

dress of the Trustees of, 167-donat. to, 323 at Smyrna, 144-letter of do. 173—their
Mather, Rev. Cotton, extracts from his kind reception at Smyrna, ib.--their let-
diary,

262,344,406,450,496 ter, dated off Gozo, 231-their letter from
Memoar of the Rev. Joshua Huntington, 529 Smyrna, 265-want of missionaries in
Mendicity, thoughts on,

115 the Turkish empire, 266--donation of
Merchant Seamen's Bible Society, 240 books to the mission, 334--intelligence
Minister's intercourse with his people, 296 from the missionaries, 528-general view
Missionary field, advantages of,

294 of the mission, 554, 555--letter of the
Missionary ship, utility of,

103 Rev. Mr. Williamson, 555--immense
Missionary hardships,

125 field for Christian enterprise in the
Missionary reinforcements,

286

Turkish empire, 556-letter of Mr. Par.
Missions, opposition to,

199
sons from Scio,

575
Missions, on the continent of Europe, 238|Panegyric, a specimen of,

402
Mississippi and Louisiana, missionary Pano plist, its discontinuance announced, 537
labors in,
225||Panwell, Mr. Hall's tour to,

509
Missouri, missionary labors in, 225|| Paramanundu, Nicholas, hopeful conver-
Missouri question, the greatest that sion of,

- 278
will come before Congress, 15-slave. Parsons, Rev. Levi, letter from, 575. See
ry an inherent vice, 16-restriction of Palestine mission.
slavery in a new state constitutional, Pennsylvania, missionary labors in, 919
17—slavery adverse to a free govern. Peter, 2d epistle of, reflections on,

155
ment, 18—power of Congress over un- Philosophy of the ancients, compared with
settled territory, 19_immense muluj- Christianity,

255
tudes affected by the present decision, Plainfield, Con, revival of religion at, 191
20_extension of slavery causes impor- Poetry. The Compass, 216--Missionary
tation of slaves, 21 – facilities for intro- Hymn, ib.
ducing slaves against law, 22-extension Poor, Rev. Daniel. See Tillipally.
of slavery will produce political disunion Printing at Bombay,

• 513
23--multiplication of slaves in southern Property, on the fluctuations of,

453
states, ib.-existence of slavery in the Prophet like unto Moses, discussion con-
U.S. uot chargeable on our republic, 59 cerning the

433
-sudden emancipation of slaves ruin. Prudential Committee, address of, 136~-
ous, ib.- American people opposed to report of,

506,553
slavery, 60-ordinance of 1787, 61- Public festivals, thoughts on,

56
easy to give a right direction in the le. Pilshamataharo, a Choctaw chief, bis sig.
ginning, ib.-slavery once excluded from nature of the treaty,

368
a state will never be desired, 62-con-
gress not sufficiently vigilant on this Ram Narrain, a Hindoo bramhun, some
subject, 65-examination of the Louis. account of,

. 470
jada Treaty,66_future condition of the Readers, address to,

• 357
slase-bolding and non-slave-holding states, 70 Reflections on 2 Pet. iii. 11, 155~-on Col.
Monthly concert, contribution at,
5251

255
Moranians, their zeal and perseverance, 53 Religion, revival of on board the Indus, 120,
Mordos, Rabbi, account of,

461 190, 228--revival of at Boscawen, N. H.
Morse, Rev. Jedidiah, D. D. his contem- 191--at Sherburne, N. Y. ib --at Pe.
plated tour among the Indians,

189 terboro', N. Y. ib.--Plainfield, Con. ib.
Molives to missionary enterprise, 200|Remarks on 2 Corinth. v, 7.
Mussulmaun, hopeful conversion of a, 516 Repentance, on a death-bed,

5

Report of the Prudential Committee of
Naudi, Dr. Cleardo, letter from re- A. B. C.F.M.

506,555
specting the Jews,
466|Reveries, reflections on,

340
Nepuul, superstitions of,

348|Review, of Worcester's Elements of Geo.
NezoYork, (state of, )missionary labors in, 218 graphy,13--of Crabbe's Synonymes,158
Michols, Rev. John, his journal at Tannah, --of sermons by Professor Farish, and

S73,412-tour to Cullian and Bhewndy, 415 Rev Mr. Nocl, 193—of the Christian
Noel, Rev. Gerare T. review of his ser- Almanac, 502—of the Memoir of the
mon on Isaiah lii, 13–15,
198 Rev. Henry Martyn,

585
Notices, relative to religion and missions, Richards, Rev. Janies, state of his sick-

144,181,232-a letter to the Treasurer ness, 48--letter to his brother, 268. See
325-letter to a clergy man from his pa- Batticotta.
rishioner, 422-letter from a farmer, Sandera Sakaren, religious concern of, 177

424 - from a clerz. ib.-- from a lay man,' 425 Sandwich Islands, mission to, the Thad-
Vott, Rey, Samuel Jun. letter of,

deus spoken, 48—Mr. Bingham's letter
Obituary notices,

264,312,407,576 91-brief review of the mission, 569,570
Occasional reflections,

205 Scriptures, a translation of at Bombay,
Ohis, revival of religion in, 183--mission. Sicard's system of signs fouoded on na.
ary labors in,

2201 ture,

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49

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512

Signs, on the language of,

34 Tukkeer, village of, Mr. Hall's visit to, 510 Sin, on the deceitfulness of,

- 269 Slave trarle, discussion respecting the, in United States and Great Britain, compar. the Congress of Aix la Chapelle,

272 ed with respect to Christian exertions, S01 Society Islands, progress of Christianity l'ermont, missionary labors in,

217 in, 40-- visit of Mr. Charles Bowers at, 126 | Vienna, encouragement of the arts in, 308 Solomon, Rev. B. N. recommended by the Virginia, law of concerning slaves, 243 emperor of Russia,

261||Visiting committee of the school at BrainState of the world, a monitor of duty, 156 erd, report of,

132 Steiner, Rev. Abraham, his visit to Brain- War, prevalence of in this world,

10 erd,

87| Warren, Rev. Edward, tribute to the Stewart, Dagald, a great philosopher,

memory of,

520 Subterraneous sounds,

300 Supyen, mention of, • 522 Warren, Rev. John B. voyage of,

501 Swezey, Rev. Samuel, letter from, 143 Warriors, their extensive fame,

536 Switzerland, missionary letter from, 142 Westfield, Ohio, revival of religion in,

96 Tumbour, village of, Mr. Hall's visit to, 511 Williams, Mr. Å V. sickness and death of, 28 Tannah, journal of Mr. Nichols at, 573,412 | Windham County, Con. Char. Society of, 92 Teigmouth, Lord, his speech before the Winslow, Rev. Miron, letter from him Brit. & For. Bible Society,

479

and his brethren, 188--private journal Tillipaly, sickness of Mr. Poor at, 177-- of,

192,227 arrival of Dr. Scudder, 519 Worcester's Geography, review of,

13 Tissera, Gabriel, hopeful conversion of, Wright, Rev. Alfred, sets out for the 278-letter from, 282 Choctaw station at Elliot,

286 Trumbull county, Ohio

, revival of religion in, 527 Zeul of the poor,

• 261

A.B.
AGRICOLA,
B.
D.
D. E.
FRIEND OF THE JEWS,
G.
MONITOR,
N. P.
P.
ParENS,

INDEX TO THE SIGNATURES.
117,155,3001R. H.

115 296 S.

212,455 56,261 SAMUEL Nott, jun.

12 293 SPECTATOR,

253 152||U.

250 445 C. Y.

496 445W. M.

258 SOSX.

10,52,100,158,255,307 55,109 ZETA,

206 6||Z. Y.

59,96,103,155,252,341,449 402||

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