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A Discourse on the Good and Evil Lectures on Various Topics of MorPrinciples of Human Nature, deliver- als, Manners, Conduct, and Intellectoed in Scituate, February 18, 1827. By al Improvement. By James M. GarSamuel Dean. Boston. 8vo. pp. 16. nett. Richmond. Thomas W. White.

Pious Reflections for every Day in An Epitome of Grecian Antiquities the Month. Translated from the for the Use of Schools. By Charles D. French of Fenelon, Archbishop of Cleaveland. Boston. Hilliard, Gray, Cambray. Providence. P. H. Burn- & Co. 12mo. pp. 177. ton.

An Enquiry into the Rule of Law, Two Discourses, designed to illus- which creates a right to an Incorpore. trate in some particulars the Original al Heriditament, by an Adverse EnUse of the Epistles of the New 'l'esta- joyment of Twenty Years. By Joseph ment, compared with their Use and K. Angell. Boston. Hilliard, Gray, Application at the present day. By & Co. Rev. Orville Dewey. Buston. Print- A Lenient System for Adjusting Deed by I. R. Butts & Co. 12mo. pp. mands and Collecting Debis without 35.

Imprisonment. By Benjamin Dearbom. Prize Essays of the Synod of Alba- Boston. J. H. Eastburn. 8vo. pp. 64. ny on the Institution of the Sabbath. An Introductory Lecture upon CrimBy William Jay, Esq. and Rev. Samu- inal Jurisprudence, delivered in Rutel Nott, Jr.

ger's College, March 5, 1827. By J. A Scriptural View of Baptism. By Ď. Wheeler, Esq. Counsellor at Law, Daniel Baker, Pastor of the Second New-York. Presbyterian Church, Washington ci- A Treatise on General and Special ty. Washington.

Anatomy. By W. E. Horner. Phila

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A Treatise on the Theory and Prac. An Address, delivered before the In- tice of Physic. By George Gregory, habitants of Stratford, July 4, 1827. M. D. With Notes and Additions, By Edward Rutledge, Rector of adapted to the Practice of the United Christ's Church. New-Haven. A. H States, by Nathaniel Patten, M. D. Maltby.

and S. Colhoun, M. D. Philadelphia. The Pestalozzian Primer, or First 2 vols. 8vo. Step in Teaching Children the Art of American Journal of Foreign MeReading and Thinking. By John M. dicine. Conducted by an Association Keagy, M. D. 12mo. pp. 126. Har- of Physicians. No. I. Vol. I. Boston. risburg, 1827.

Bowles & Dearborn. 8vo. pp. 48. A System of Astronomy, on the Essays devoted principally to the Principles of Copernicus. By John Discussion of the great Metaphysical Vose, A. M. Concord. J. B. Moore. Question of, how we acquire a Knowl

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Choice Pleasures of Youth, recom- Account of the Visit of General Lamended in a Series of Letters from a fayette to the United States, from his Father to his Son. Philadelphia. arrival in August, 1824, to his EmThomas S. Ash.

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Translated from the German. First The Western Quarterly Review. American Edition. No. I. Cincinnati.

Discourses on Various Subjects, by A Practical System of Rhetoric, or Robert South, D. D. selected from the the Principles and Rules of Style, in- complete English Edition. With a ferred from Examples of Writing. By Sketch of his Life and Character. Samuel P. Newman. Portland. Wil Boston. Bowles & Dearborn. 8vo. pp. liam Hyde. 12mo. pp. 215.

479. Paley's Moral Philosophy, abridged, The Pulpit Assistant, containing and adapted to the Constitution, Laws, Three Hundred Outlines or Skeletons and Usages of the United States. By of Sermons, chiefly selected, from vaB. Judd, A. M. New York. Collins rious Authors. With an Essay on the & Hannay.

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the Religious principles of the ReformReligious Reformation in Ireland.- ation." In a former number, we gave some ac- Its object, more specifically, is to encount of a spirit that was beginning to able clergymen and gentlemen engaged work in the minds of this religiously in promoting the reforination in Ireland, enslaved people. The dissemination to avail themselves of the means affordof Scriptural instruction, the distribu- ed by existing institutions to such an tion of the Scriptures and religious extent as may be necessary to meet tracts, and the employment of itinerant the local demand for the books and inreaders of the Scriptures in the Eng- struction which they dispense-to delish and Irish languages, are the causes fray the expense of publications, and which, under the divine blessing, have generally to assist individuals and asmainly contributed to the important sociations in the diffusion of authentic change of religious sentiment which is information suited to the wants of their resulting in the conversion of consid- respective parishes and districts—and erable numbers from popery to protest- to adopt such modes of instruction as antism, and in many, it is hoped, in the are best adapted to the condition of the more important conversion from sin lower oders of Roman Catholics in othunto God.

er parts of the empire. A Society has been recently formed in London for the purpose of furthering Anniversaries in London.-The Lon. this good work, entitled “The British don Missionary Register, for May, conSociety for promoting the diffusion of tains the accounts of the anniversary

meetings of the various benevolent insti. tutions of Great Britain, held in the months of April and May. From their

several Reports we abstract the following. which gives in a single view the amount of their

operations for the past year.

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PAYMENTS. Merchant Seamen's Bible Society, £. 580 1 10 £. 523 7 3 Language Institution,

608 5 6

618 13 6 Irish Society

760 76

749 14 0 Wesleyan Missionary Society

45,360 19 2 45,350 17 2 Church Missionary Society

43,297 8 6 40,470 3 6 British and Foreign Bible Society 80,240 1 2 69,962 11 11 Prayer-Book and Homily Society 1,827 9 10 1,960 4 8 United Brethren

3,528 11 6 3,528 11 6 Jews Society

14,457 18 0 15,050 12 11 Hibernian Society

7,412 14 6 7,613 6 British and Foreign School Society, 1,879 9 8 2,158 18 Port-of-London and Bethel-Union So. 895 3 4

799 4 1 Sunday School Union

4,695 15 5 4,140 4 Naval and Military Bible Society 5,369 7 11 5,438 13 French and Spanish Translation So. 528 4 8

503 11 London Missionary Society

35,331 0 6 43,957 9 1 Religious Tract Society

15,002 0 5 15,013 9 1 Newfoundland School Society

2,019 16 3

2,340 8 2 Continental Society

1,876 6 11 2,203 5 3 TOTAL,

£. 265,691 0 7 £. 262,453 7 9

OR, $ 1,180,849 05 $ 1,166,461 26 More Missionaries to the heathen. merous friends, and above all, on the On the 21st of March last, Rov. F. G. effectual blessing of Him who has said, Kayser and wife embarked, as Mission- The silver and the gold are mine, and aries of the London Missionary Socie- whose also is the greatness, and the por. ty, for the Cape of Good Hope; on er, and the glory, and the victory. On the 26th, Rev. H. Nott and his com- behalf of this numerous band, we enpanions for the Society Islands; on the treat the prayers of the members and 4th of April, Rev. J. J. Freeman and friends of the society; that they may family, and Mr. and Mrs. Canham, for all arrive in safety, and be made lasting Madagascar; on the 10th, Rev. J. C. blessings to them who are now ready Thompson and wife, and Mr. W. B. to perish. Addis, for Quilon; Rev. W. Miller On the 28th of May, the Committe: and wife, for Nagracoil, India; on the of the Church Missionary Society dis11th, Rev. W. Reeve and family, and missed the following Missionaries io Rev. S. Dyer and wife, for Singapoore; their respective stations, viz. Rev. Rev. R. Jennings and wife, for Chit Thomas Davey and wife, on their retoor; Rev. H Crisp and wife, for Cud- turn to the W. Africa Mission, Rev. C. dapah, and Miss Newell for Madras. L. Korck, M. D. for the Mediterrane. In reference to these numerous depart- an, Rev. J. Latham and wife, for North ures the Directors say,

India, Rev P. P. Shaffter, for South Perhaps at no period of the society's India, and Miss Anna Maria Bailey, history, since the sailing of the ship for New Zealand. Lond. Miss. Reg. Duff, have the Directors ever sent out 80 many laborers together: within a Missions to Africa.- A letter from month, thirty-one persons, including Basle, (Switzerland,) dated March 3d, families, have launched forth upon the says, Our Society will begin this deep, destined to far-distant shores. spring, a mission to Western Africa, These numerous embarkations, while with six brethren, at two different plathey have produced a very extensive ces. One of these will be on the Gold outlay, evince the disposition of the Coast, in the colony of the king of Directors not to slacken their hands in Denmark: His Majesty readily gave the important cause which the socie- permission for that purpose, and that ty has embarked; but to go forward, even without any limitation, except the relying on the co-operation of its nu- sole condition, that the missionaries

sent thither should understand the Sys- people among whom they labour. tem of Mutual Instruction. The other They are, at present, zealously exertstation will be in the American Colony ing themselves to introduce the knowlof Liberia, at Cape Mesurado, below edge of letters among its numerous Sierra Leone: our Committee receiv. population, chiefly with a view to their ed letters from thence, so very invi- being rendered capable of reading the ting and encouraging, to undertake a Scriptures, which have been transiated mission there, that they resolved to into Madagasse, and will shortly be send thither three brethren-Messrs. printed for their use.

For this purpose Handt, Jessing, and Hegete; who will they have established, in the centre of spend some months, if possible, in Eng. the island, with the sanction and under land, with Mr. Cunningham, in order to the patronage of the King, Radama, perfect their knowledge of the English nearly thirty schools. The first was language; and will depart next au- established at Tananarivou, in 1820; tumn for Liberia, to preach the salva- to this were afterwards added two othtion of Christ to those negroes who er schools, which, with the former, earnestly pray for teachers.- 1b. were, in 1824, united into one, under

the denomination of the Royal College A Christian church among the Arabs, Turks, and Persians.-The last Lu- (or central school.) The schools situtheran Intelligencer has the foliowing the charge of teachers, selected


ated in the country are chiefly under paragraph, from the Monthly Maga- among the more intelligent native zine, published at Sleswig.

On the shores of the river Tigris, youths, who had previously been disthere exists a Christian church, the tinguished by their proficiency in the members of which call themselves Royal College. A thirst for knowlChaldeans, and trace their origin to the edge has been excited in a consideratime of the apostles. It is supposed ble portion of the rising generation. that they number 500,000 souls, all of

the whom are trained to arms, and wheth- annually held at Tananarivou,

on which er at home or abroad, engaged in occasions the king usually presides, temporal matters or worshipping

in the details of the meeting. The examchurch, they are never without arms, being constantly exposed to attacks ination is chiefly in English, and Madfrom

the Turks. Their patriarch is agasse translations, writing, and ariththe first civil officer of the republic. metic. The Missionaries state that


progress the children have made in The metropolis is called Solemark, and is situated in the mountains, bounded the

knowledge of the Christian reli

A society by the river Zabat, which empties into gion, is truly gratifying.

in aid of the schools has been estabthe Tigris. During the winter season, lished at Tananarivou by the Missionabout 12,000 persons reside in the city; but in the spring the number is much aries, with the sanction of the king,

and several donations have been receivdiminished, by the removal of many to the adjacent villages, for the purpose rivou and at the Mauritius. A public

ed from individuals resident in Tananaof cultivating the fields. The city is library has been lately commenced at enclosed by a strong rampart, well

The School Society mounted with cannon.


But little is known of these people. The papists

and the library will lay the foundation attempted to make an impression upon

of true religion, of improved civilizathem some years ago, but failed, and tion, of science, and of literature, in that because of the Bible of which they

one of the largest islands of the world, had many manuscript copies. Since

containing a population of about four it has been discovered that these Bible millions, and subject to a ruler, who Christians have no printing establish

appears desirous of promoting the civil ments among them, and no books, the improvement of his people. Ch. Obs. British and Foreign Bible Society is

MISCELLANEOUS. making arrangements to provide them with printed copies of the Bible.

The City of London has 400 places

of worship; 200 for Episcopalians, 66 for Mission Schools in Madagascar. Independants, 36 for Wesleyan MethoThe Missionaries in Madagascar have dists, 32 for Baptists, 30 for Calvinispresented a written language to the tic Methodists, 16 for Presbyterians. (Scotch and Unitarian,) 14 for Roman A war has broke out between the Catholics, 6 for Quakers. The last Mexican Government and the Ca. census makes the number of inhabit- manche tribe of Indians; and the Mesants 1,274,800 souls. It is calculated icans are taking measures to prevent that not more than 300,000 attend any their communication with the Indians place of worship, leaving 974,800, who of the V. States, by posting bodies of neglect public worship altogether. To troops along the Sabine river. increase this criminal contempt for the Sabbath, there are supposed to be cir- Disturbances in Spain.-From the culated on that sacred day, 45,000 cop- details given in foreign papers it apies of newspapers, two or 300,000 pears that this country is in a state of readers of which are probably in the constant religious as well as political city. The labour in this single article excitement. A private letter dated of publishing, must employ large num- Madrid, May 24th, says, the Archbers in the breach of the fourth com- Bishop Toledo has just published in his mandment. A large aggregate of vice diocese an order for the repressing of and crime is the consequence; and all books, except prayer books. Every from the report of Mr. Wontner, the work in a foreign language, every superintendent of Newgate, for 1826, translation from foreign languages and it appears that 2931 persons were com- the French and English Journals, in a mitted to prison for breach of laws in body, are forbidden by his Eminence. 12 months. Males under 21, 1227; He also forbids all persons, under pain over 21, 1096. Females under 21, of excommunication, to enter the Read. 442; over 21, 166. What an alarming ing Rooms which have lately been es. view is this of a city, supposed to be in tablished, and also the reading of the "the very meridian of Christian illu- works of M. Lorente, of those of Sammination, and in the centre and heart pere on the Revenues of the Church of British civilization, liberty and pros- of Spain, and the translation of the perity! May not London be called a Psalms of David, which were published mine of heathenism, and profligacy?" last year, and dedicated to the king,



June 6.-Rev. JOHN GOLDSBURY, in Batavia, N. Y. Sermon by the

the Second Congregational Rev. Mr. Eddy, of Canandaigua. church in North Bridgewater, Mass. June 27,-Řev. NATHANIEL GAGE, Serinon by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton of over the First Unitarian CongregaTaunton.

tional Society in Dunstable, Ň. H. June 7.-Rev. JAMES McEwen, as Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Gannett of Colleague Pastor of the Congregation. Boston. al church in Bridgeport, Vt. Sermon June 28.-Rev. WAKEMAN G. by the Rev. Dr. Bates, of Middlebury Johnson, over the Baptist church in College.

Pittsford, Vt. Sermon by Elder S. C. June 8.-Rev. HENRY DAVIS, at Dellaway. Bridgewater, Oneida Co. N. Y. as July 3.--Rev. BENJAMIN N. HARan Evangelist. Sermon by the Rev.

RIS, over the Baptist church in Lei. Mr. Bennett.

cester, Mass. Sermon by the Rev. June 20.-Rev. WILLIAM J. Wil Jonathan Going, of Worcester, cox, over the Presbyterian church at July 11.-Rev. BARNES SEARS, Cold-Spring, Cattaraugus County, N. over the Baptist church in Hartford. Y. Sermon by the Rev. Miles P. Sermon by the Rev. Daniel Sharp, of Squier of Geneva.

Boston. June 21.-Rev. JOEL PAKER, over July 18.-Rev. GEORGE C. Beck the third Presbyterian church in Ro- WITH, over the First Congregational chester, N. Y.

Society, in Lowell, Mass. Sermon June 21.-Rev. CHARLES White by Dr. Porter, of Andover. HLAD, over the Presbyterian church

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