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REVIVAL OF RELIGION.
«Whose clear unclouded ray
1 help of the Lord against the mighty. “Will make to-morrow cheerful as to day.” The 18th of June was appointed by
'Tis the clear blue sky of the soul, the church for a day of public humilon which every star of talent will iation, fasting and prayer. It was shine more clearly, and the sun of surprising to see the vast multitude genius encounter no vapors in his which flocked to the sanctuary. The passage. 'Tis the most exquisite wretched cold state in which the beauty of a fine face: a redeeming church had been for a number of years, grace in a homely one. It is like the and the perishing condition of sin
. green in the landscape, harmonizing ners, who were starving upon the with every colour, mellowing the imperfections of Christians, were glories of the bright, and softening brought to view, and awakened the the hue of the dark; or like a flute, attention of the “careless in Zion." in a full concert of instruments, a
This day will for ever be had in sound not at first discovered by the thankful remembrance. Some signs of ear, but filling up the breaks in the spiritual life appeared in the church. concord with its bewitching melody. Many a fervent prayer was offered
up, and many a tear was caught in trie “Lord's bottle.” Indeed, from
this day, the tone of the place was The following account of a Revival of Reli
. changed. “According to this time gion, contained in a letter addressed to the Editor of the Christian Herald, from the lit shall be said of Jacob and of Pastor of the church at Augusta, will be Israel, what hath God wrought?” read with interest. He abserves:
The next week a meeting of inquiI embrace the present opportunity | ry was appointed: six attended, deepto give you some account of the glo-|| ly concerned to know what they rious work of God among the people should do to be saved. The number of Augusta. This work commenced that attended these meetings increasabout the middle of last June. Fored in about six weeks to between fifty some time previous to this there had and sixty. Other meetings were been in the church a lamentable want multiplied, and almost every day new of "the unity of the spirit.” The cases of conviction and conversion "gold had become dim” and “the were detailed. Some of the most most fine gold changed.” Notwith-wealthy and influential men in the standing this general declension, how-town were among the first who were ever there were some Christians who heard to say, "Come all ye that fear mourned over “the waste places of God, and I will tell you what he hath Zion,” and wept in secret for the done for my soul."" about 150 have pride and folly of those who were been introduced into the glorious libperishing in their sins. In the course erty of the sons of God. The aged, ef the spring, church conferences were middle aged, and youth are among appointed once a fortnight where each the number. There has been a nummember present, both male and fe- ber of very remarkable conversions. male, gave a brief statement of their It was, at first, thought proper to feelings. These meetings were, at give a short history of some of them; first attended in the several districts but it is, at present, deemed inexpein the town. Here indeed, it was, dient. There has been, indeed, from that, by some, there was heard “the the commencement until now, differsound of a going in the tops of the ent operations, but the same Spirit. mulberry trees;" and Christians be- || In some instances there were excitegan to prepare themselves for “the ments, probably occasioned by parTerms of Publication. The Greek Fund.-U. F. Ms. Society.
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CARLISLE, JANUARY 30, 1824. Vol. III.
THE REVOLUTION OF THE GREEKS.
From the Boston Daily Advertiser. after the Turkish landing) only the
Catholic, spared at the solicitation of
the Consuls, and in consideration of In three preceding numbers* an at their hatred for the Greeks; and a few tempt has been made to furnish con- | thousand wretches, escaped from masnected historical sketch of the Greek sacre, and concealed in the mountains. Revolution. Nothing has been ad- Fifteen or twenty thousand succeeded mitted into it, but what subsequent in making their escape to the islands events have proved to be true, or what|of Samos, Tine and Hydra. More has been acknowledged to be so, by than twenty-five thousand had been foreign prints, unfriendly to the Gre- put to the sword, drowned and burned cian, and every other free cause. The or had died of fatigue, had starved to destruction of Scio in April, 1822, is death, or perished of diseases caught certainly the most calamitous event from the infection of so many bodies which has occurred in this or almostlying in the streets. All the rest were any other war, and its details are of a reduced to slavery. According to the nature to excite emotions of a perma- | registers of the Turkish Custom House nent and powerful cast. Since the ac- there had been up to the 25th of May, count of this event, in the Daily Ad - 1822, FORTY-ONE THOUSAND individvertiser of Tuesday, Dec. 2, we have|uals entered at that office to pay duties had an opportunity of consulting the as slaves sold. After the first dictates French Annuaire for the year 1822, of avarice were satisfied, fanatical in which the history of
were seen to buy these of that year is given, in the most am- miserable Christians, for the purpose ple and authentic manner. In the ac- of exercising all the refinements of count of the destruction of Scio, there cruelty in putting them to a lingering are some affecting particulars which death. The port was filled with transdeserve to be mentioned. After re-l port vessels, into which were driven lating the principal incidents of the indiscriminately, and tied with ropes, landing of the Turks on the island and young girls, ladies of wealthy families of the catastrophe, which immediate and their children, to be carried to ly ensued, the writer continues:----"At the slave-markets in Asia. Many of length the flourishing, the opulent these unhappy persons died in agonies Scio, the paradise of the Greeks, had of horror at what they had already sufceased to exist. The charming coun-fered or saw too plainly before them. try seats, which rendered it so re-Those wlro attempted by starvation to markable, among all the islands of the procure their release, were forced Archipelago, the beautiful edifices in with blows to take food. Many young the town, the academy, the library, women, lately the boast and ornament the noble cathedrals of Saint Anargy-of the city, found the means, by stabbrosto, of Saint Victor, of the Apostles, | ing each other, to escape the fate eighty-six churches, and more than which awaited them. For many forty villages, had been consumed by months the market of Smyrna was the flames. There remained at Sciofilled with goods of various kinds, on the 16th of May, (thirty-five days clothing, and valuable furniture from
* We publish only the 4th number of these the sack of Scio, sold in lots with their essays, which is a summary of the 3 former,
late owners. This recital, continues
The Revolution of the Greeks.
the French author, will make our Constantinople the slave market was readers shudder; but the principal filled with Sciotes; nay, on receiving features of it are from an eye witness there the intelligence of the events in -the Editor of the Oriental Spectator that island, not only were the ten hoswho wrote under the eyes of a Pacha tages hung, but Sciote merchants who
fa and who is habitually unfavorable to had been for months in the capital, the cause of the Greeks. We have were shot in the streets like dogs, by presented but a feeble sketch of the the Janissaries. These things passed scenes that passed.”
under Lord Strangford's eyes, they All attempts to enter into the se- were mentioned in the British Parlia. 'cret miseries of a catastrophe like this ment, the noble English spirit kindled must indeed be feeble.-Twenty-five at the recital of such horrors. But thousand fathers, husbands, and bro- unfortunately the British prime ministhers, put to the sword, empaled, ter was shocked at the thought of “indrowned, and hanged: and forty-one terfering with the internal administrathousand mothers, wives, sisters, tion of Turkey.” We have seen an daughters, and children, torn from the extract from a work published at bosom of their fathers, sold a vil prix, Leipzig in 1821, containing an acat a base price:-sold to Turks, á count of the excesses which took name that carries horrors and indig- | place in Constantinople at the time nities in the sound, sold to the Asia- when the Patriarch was hung. It was tic markets to be despatched by car- our intention to make an extract from avans to Syria, to Bazılad, and to A-lit, but the tortures inflicted by the Jarabia; ladies, (of whose number wel nissaries on the Greeks who fell into have seen several, the wives and their hands, are too disgustingly hordaughters of respectable Greek mer- || rible to be repeated. chants, in different parts of Europe) We ask then whether it is not the dragged with ropes about their necks || right, nay, the duty of the civilized nainto the Turkish transport ships:— tions of the earth to interfere, and these scenes forin an amount of suffer- rescue a civilized, a christian people, ing, and of extreme, insupportable from the hands of these wretches? Is suffering, on which the inind can with it not too great an insult on the age, difficulty bring itself to dwell. It will to see all the powers of Europe, save be remembered that the Tunisian and one, leagued together, and pouring Algerine squadrons formed a part of their armies into every weak and dethe Turkish feet. America knowscrepid state, that makes an effort to something of these wretches, for her improve its institutions, under the citizens have been chained by the pretence that the peace of Europe is neck to the wheelbarrow in their fort- in danger from Revolutionists; and resses. By the accounts from the yet see these same potentates upholdArcbipelago, the traffic in the misera-ing the Turkish despotism in the sickble Greeks was pursued by none withening cruelties which it exercises over greater eagerness than by these ene- the inhabitants of one of the fairest mies of the human race; and when portions of the earth? But the Greeks their own ships were filled with vic- we are told, are pirates and robbers, tiins, to be transported from the beau- | and deserve no better.-- What, pirates tiful island of Scio to Algiers and Tu-| and robbers, that send one hundred nis, neutral vessels, Anstrian, Italian, of their young men aunually, to the English, were chartered and freight- || different Universities of western Eued with fellow christians, sold into rope? Pirates and robbers, who, in slavery on the Barbary coast. In one of their islands, bad a library