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PITTSBURGH, OCTOBER 11, 1856.
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to REV. DAVID RoKINNEV. Plitaburgh,
BAPTISM.—The second number of "L.
N. D.," on Baptism, arrived too late for
ACKNOWLEDGMENT. — We have received
and forwarded ten dollars, sent by " A Lady"
for the church in Illinois, whose request
was presented August 16th.
OAKLAND. COLLEGE, MISS.-Mr. David
Hunt, a wealthy gentleman in the neighbor
hood of this institution, has given it fifty
thousand dollars. This handsome donation
will enable a very important school to great
ly increase its usefulness.
Synod of Wheeling.
The undersigned expects to be present a
- short time, at the meeting of the Synod at
Steubenville, Oct. 21st. All persons in
debted to him for the Presbyterian Advocate,
and who have recently received bills for the
same, are requested to send the amount of
their respective accounts to Synod, by the
hand of their Pastor or Ruling Elder.
ALLEGHENY.—The minutes of the re
cent meeting are given in full. We adopt a
small type, that there may be room for other
Omo.—This Synod is to meet at Zanes
vile, on the 16th inst., at 7 o'clock P. M.
WHgELING.—The meeting of this Synod
is to be held at Steubenville, on the 21st,
fit 4 o'clock P. M.
We expect to be at Zanesville, and at
Steubenville, during a portion of their ses
sions, and will be pleased to receive sub
scriptions for the Banner and Advocate.
Owing, however, to the meeting of the
Synod of Pittsburgh occurring at the same
time with that of Wheeling, we can remain
at the latter for but a short period.
Rev. 3. C. Hanna, in noting the settle
ment of a minister in the church at Deer
Creek, Tazewell Co., 111., says :
"This church is in a beautiful portion of
the country, about fifteen or twenty miles
from Peoria ; it . is a small church, but having
been organized but eighteen months, it has
grown rapidly. This may properly be called
a Presbyterian neighborhood, mostly from
Ohio. Those - seeking homes in the West,
would do well to look at Deer Creek.
" There is also a large scope of country, in
cluding several interesting points, such as
Deer Creek, Delavan, Kappa, Clinton, and
others, that ought' to be occupied by Pres
byterians, as well as a vast country on the
North-West of the Illinois river, which I
cannot now describe. The former is on the
South-East of the river, on or near the
Railroads. Has not the Lord made this
country to be occupied by Orthodox Chris
tians? If so, let them come and take pos
session of it."
A Seminary for the North-West.
The Presbyterian of the-West, of Oct. 2d,
contains a long and excellent address, signed
by Dr. McMaster, of the New Albany Sem
inary, and sixteen others connected with
that institution, to the churches embraced
in the Synods of Cincinnati, Indiana,
-Northern Indiana, Illinois, Chicago, Wis
consin and lowa, urging concerted action
toward the full organization, endowment
and snstenation of a Theological Seminary,
within their bounds, and for the supply of
their wants. This is a measure which we
earnestly advocated three years ago, and of
which we still heartily approve. The time
-for effective action was not then, and now it
may not have fully arrived; but if not, it
must be very near at hand. Those Synods
now comprise very nearly the Ecclesiastical
numbers of the whole General Assembly in .
1810, when measures were instituted for
establishing the first Seminary in our Church
—the Seminary at . Princeton—and they are
increasing with vast rapidity.
The address speaks of the Seminary at
New Albany. This is in the district, but it
is merely within the margin. It is also near
to Danville. The signers, however, though
strongly attached to New Albany, yet gen
erously propose a change of location, if
thought desirable, to accommodate the ex
tensive district. They also suggest the ap
pointment, by the Synods, of representatives,
in the proportion of one minister and one
elder to every fifteen ministers in each
Synod, to meet in Chicago on the evening of
the 6th of November next, empowered to
adOpt such measures as may be deemed ne
cessary te accomplish the objects The Lord
grant wisdom to his servants, and prosperity
to the cause.
We would gladly receive the students
from those Synods, at Allegheny, and afford
them the best ministerial education, but
more trained laborers are needed than we
desire to see congregated in one school,
and we approve, also of having a large pro
portion of the ministry of a country educated
within that country. However, therefore,
the success of the measure may interfere
with the growth of our local importance, we
shall ye't rejoice in it as,contributive to:the
far greater advancement of theprospetity of
The love we bear to God is the tesfof our
Christian character. It is one of the first
fruits of saving faith, and is of the Holy
Spirit's production. " For love is of God,
and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God. He that loveth not,
knoweth not God, for God is love." The
more we love God, the greater will be the
delight he will take in us, and the more
tenderly and affectionately will he deal with
us. True love to God requires us to give
him the chief place in our thoughts, and to
devote our lives to his service. Everything
else must become subordinate. Self must
submit to God, and holiness must take the
place of sin. Nothing can be substituted
for the love we owe to God. But, how far
do we come short of what is due from us !
The sanctuary of the soul is often rudely
invaded; the pure flame is often adultera
ted; devotion becomes cold; self, the
world, and sin struggle for the mastery; and
when they have secured a hold, the tender
affections are wounded, the Holy Spirit is
grieved, and withdraws his gracious pres
ence. Then must follow that lukewarmness
so hateful before God, and productive of
most evil consequences. To the Laodicean
Church it was said, "I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot; P would
thou wert cold:or hot. So, then, because
thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth."
The Lord chides his people for declension
in love. To them, "Thus saith the Lord, I
remember thee, the kindness of thy youth,
the love of thy espousals, when thou wentest
after me in the wilderness, in a land that was
not sown." Then we read the charge be brings
against them : Thus saith the Lord, what
iniquity have your fathers found in me, that
they are gone far from me, and have walked
after vanity, and are become vain?" And to
this same state our Saviour refers as evi
dence of approaching desolation, when he
says, " Because iniquity shall abound, the
love of many shall wax cold." And the
same charge is made against the Church of
Ephesus: "I have somewhat against thee,
because thou hest left thy first love." So
that they who fail in love to God, forfeit all
claim upon his favor.
But again, believers have vowed undying
attachment and devotion to the cause of
their Redeemer; they have united them
selves to him, and cast in their lot with his
people. The name of Christ is the highest
that can be borne, and his service is the
noblest employment in which mortals can
engage. But he that does not strive to
honor the name he bears, or advance the
cause he has espoused, cannot expect the
rewards of a faithful servant. The moment
we think lightly of our profession as Chris
tians, and of the obligations resting upon us,
we weaken our strength, dishonor the banner
under which we march, deny allegiance to
him whom we profess to serve, and wound
whatever feelings of attachment there may
be to him in our own hearts. The soldier
who would treat his sovereign and country
thus, could not expect to be honored and re
warded ; and he would soon lose even in his
own self-respect. In like manner, the Chris
tian who will not honor his Saviour in all
things, and who does not count all things
but loss for the excellency of his knowledge,
cannot expect to be strengthened, cheered
and encouraged, as if found faithful to his
high calling. How can disciples grow in
grace ? how can they be joyful in God, if
they do not love his blessed • Word; if they
do not love to draw nigh to him in prayer;
if they do not love the preaching of the
Word; if they 'will dare absent themselves
from the sanctuary and prayer-meeting, on
some frivilous .pretence; if they will not
hunger and thirst after righteousness ? Rath
it not been said, " Cursed is he that doeth
the work of the Lord deceitfally-r? _ And
does he not do the work of the Lord de
ceitfully who professes to serve the Lord and
does it not?
No doubt many bring leanness upon their
own souls, dampen the ardor of their affec
tions, cause the light of God's countenance
to be withdrawn from them, and close
heaven for the time against their cry, by the
low estimate they set upon their profession,
and•by. the unfaithful manner in which they
dinhalge the duties of the Christian life.
Not only do they injure themselves, but
they also injure the whole Church with
which they are connected; for if one mem
ber suffers, all suffer; and they keep back
the showers of mercy from all. Only Achan
took the Babylonish garment and the wedge
of gold, but all Israel were defeated in con
sequence of his sin. Fidelity in God's ser
vice flows from ardent love.
First Associate Reformed Synod of the
This body met in Newcastle, Pa., on the
evening of Wednesday the 23d of. September.
The Synod was opened with a sermon by the
Rev. 3. M. Galloway, Moderator of the pre
vious Synod. On Thursday evening a ser
mon was preached by the Rev. Robert
Gracey, of this city, on "The Work of the
Spirit in Regeneration." On the succeed
ing evening, the Rev. Wm. Findley, of Butler
County, Pa., delivered a discourse on the
duty of " Religious Fasting; " and on the
next afternoon the Rev. Alexander Young,
the new Professor in the Theological Semi
nary at Oxford, Ohio, preached on "The
Proper Qualifications for. the Lord's Sup
per." During the sessions of the Synod, a
lecture was delivered by the Rev. James C.
Campbell, on the subject of Ministerial Edu
The Manchester church difficulty that has
occupied so much attention at the meetings
of Presbytery, and in the secular papers for
some time, elicited a spirited discussion.
The final result was a direction to the Pres
bytery to install the Rev. J. C. Steele, as
the best thing , that could be done for the
peace and prosperity of that ehuroh, in
View of all the circumstances.
JEFFERSON COLLEGE.—Upwards of sixty
new students have been matriculated, the
present Session. The prospects of the Co!
lege are highly favorable.
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND ADVOCATE.
Home and Foreign. Record
The October number of this monthly, ar
rived just a little too late to be noticed in
our issue of last week. It contains matters
of interest to every ardent friend of our
OPERATIONS OF THE ROARD.
From Horeb 18t to September Ist, 185 G.
1. RECRIPTS.—The amount received at the
office in Philadelphia, wee about $31,000.00
And at the office in Louisville, 8,000.00
Making a total of about $39,000.00
2. APPROPRIATIONS.-At the office in Phila
delphia, a little short of $29,000.00
And at the office in Louisville, about 16,700.00
Making a total of Dearly $45,700.00
8. APPOINTHENTS.—Tbe number of mission,
(tries appointed by the Executive Committee at
Philadelphia, was 100
And by the Committee at Louisville 110
Making the total No. of appointments 270
From this statement of six months' opera
tions, it is manifest that the churches must
exert themselves. The cry is for laborers.
Laborers offer. Each one needs sustenance,
while he works. Many places are, in the
judgment of their Presbyteries, too poor to
meet the expense, and are recommended for
aid. The Board has made the appoint
ments ; but whence shall come the means of
compensation? The Lord's stewards—every
man is a steward—havp the money. Let it
be forthcoming. It will be speedily needed.
Our Western churches appear to be very
backward in giving.
RECEIPTS in August ; at Philadelphia, $4,430 ;
at Pittsburgh, $797; at Louisville, 1,347.
There seems to have been nothing of
striking prominence to record, during ;the
past month. On this subject, however, the
interest of Christians should not be permit
ted to flag. Without a ministry, nothing
will flourish ; with this heavenly gift, great
good will be accomplished. Let us have a
ministry, numerous, well•taught and devoted
to their Lord. Such a ministry must be
gathered mainly from the ;working classes—
from those who, if they give their time to
study, need help toward bodily maintenance.
Let the Church, in season, provide for her
wants. The contributions, as reported, are
very small—painfully so.
RECEIPTS in August: at Philadelphia, $973; at
Pittsburgh, $284 ; at Cincinnati, $B7.
We condense the Board's summary, as
INDIAN MISSIONS.—A letter from Mr. Guthrie
mentions the organizatiom of a church at Little
Traverse, with sixteen members, three of whom
were received on a profession of their faith. The
boarding-school at Grand Traverse had its full
complement of pupils ' and was doing well.
Mr. Irvin's letter from the lowa mission is
mainly occupied with an account of the progress
made in the erection of buildings for the Otoe
mission. He hopes they will be ready for occu
pation in the Autumn, but regrets that no mis
sionary has as yet been engaged to occupy that
Our Creek letter informs us that two persons
had recently been received to the communion of
the church at. Kowetah, and that two'or three
others at Tulseytown, one of the out-stations
connected with this mission, professed. to have
experienced a change of heart, and expected to
be received to the Church.
Rev. J. R. Ramsay and Miss Eliza Lilley, both
of the Seminole mission; were united in marriage
on the 24th of June. • '
One of the teachers at Wapanucka makes the
following encouraging remarks about the general
deportment and the capacity for improvement
evinced by the pupils of that institution: " Our
girls, in general, are so kind and teachable, that
I must say that many of my happiest hours have
been spent in the school-room. They are fond of
learning hymns and Se,ripture lessons. A class of
the largest, girls in my school, by spending about
fifteen minutes each morning, committed to mem
ory forty-four Psalins (thirty-two in review and
twelve in advance,) the entire Epistle ofJames (five
chapters,) the-fifth and sixth chapters of Romans,
besides hymns, and the week Catechism lessons.
The younger ones made proportionate progress,
and all study Scripture lessons who can read well
enough. They make good progress at the same
time in arithmetic, geography and grammar."
Our latest letters from Spencer, represent Mr.
Reid's health so poor, that he will not be able to
continue the superintendence of that institution
INDlA.—Letters have been received to August
2d ; our native missionary at Futtehpore has been
permitted to baptize four new converts.
At iltynpurie the small pox and cholera had
.been_ Nen , Drevaleut—anfLinasky_of the_natives.
had been swept away by one or the ()flier of these
diseases. Mr. Walsh writes from Futtegurh
that the new church edifice would probably be
completed in October. Nearly six thousand ru
pees, or three thousand dollars, had already been
given by friends in India for this purpose. Mr.
Walsh was making preparations for a visit to this
country with his family, on account of health,
and the education of his children.
Mr. Fullerton writes from Ayra, that Mr.
Scott had had a severe attack of Asiatic cholera,
which had brought him apparently. near the grave.
At the date of the letter, he had been restored to
his usual health. Our missionary work in this
part of the world is making good and encoura
CalxA.—Our Chinese letters of latest date are
from 'Canton, June 7th; Ringpo, May 22d; and
Shanghai, May 31st. The letter from Ningpo
mentions that a new place of preaching in that
city, had been occupied by the brethren of the
mission, where there was encouragement, both as
to the numbers who attended, and the attention
which they gave to preaching.
CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA.---A letter has been
received from Mr. Speer, dated Lahaina, July let,
in which it is mentioned that his health is much
improved, and he hopes to return to his family
and his labors in San Francisco, early in October.
AFEICA.—From Liberia we have letters as late
as the 27th of June, and from Caries°, May 6th.
At Corisco there had been some sickness in Mr.
De Heer's family, but they were well again' at the
date of our letter. Mr. and Mrs. Queen had re
moved to their station at Ugovi, on the South
side of the island, and were expecting soon to re
open the school for boys.
Mr. Erskine mentions that his church in Ken
tucky, Liberia, is increasing in numbers, and he
hopes also in knowledge and grace.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were both feeling the ef
fects of the African climate, but their missionary
labors had not been intermitted. There was
much suffering in Liberia from a scarcity of food,
owing in part to short' crops, and to the recent
war in which they had been engaged with the
natives at Sinou.
SOUTH AMERICA. —Mr. L'Hombral continues
his usual labors, but feels the need of a suitable
place of worship.
Mr. Pratt had arrived at Bogota, and com
menced his labors. He expects, and no doubt
will encounter, opposition from the Romanists.
SAILING OF MIBSIONARIES.—The Rev. Robert
McMullin, of the Presbytery of . Philadelphia,
and his wife, sailed in the ship Vitula, from Bos
ton, on the 11th of September, for Calcutta, on
their way to the Furrukliabad Mission.
COLPORTAGE is prosecuted with earnest
ness. Several theological students were
thus employed, on Lake Superior, durin g
the last Summer. Our Boards should ever
accompany the new settlers with all the
means of Christian influence. Fifteen new
laborers have been commissioned.
NEW PUBLICATIONS.-In this depart
ment we have the titles of five new Tracts
added to the list.
Bustin's in' August: Donations, $599; from
The Committee are zealously engaged in
their work, but it is exceedingly difficult to
accomplish much with but little means.
The churches which are blessed and full,
seem to be wonderfully unaware of the
wants and sufferings of their houseless
brethren. Why is it ?
RECEIPTS in August : at St. Louis, $lO , at Phila
delphia, $l3l ; at Pittsburgh, $64; at Cincin
Exemplary Beneficence and Christian
The late •Robert Hamilton, a native of
Fayette County, Pa., but long a resident of
Lawrence County, Ohio, and one of its
most prominent iron men, who died at
Hanging Rock, Ohio, on the 11th of Sep
tember, made the following bequests : to
the Presbyterian church of Hanging Rock,
five thousand dollars, together with a house
and lot for P arsonaoe • to the town of
Hanging Rock, a school house; to the Ameri
can Home iiissionary Sothety, five thousand
dollars; to tee American Board of Commis!
siouers for goreign Missions, five thousand
dollars • to he American Bible Society, five
thousand do,llars; to Lane Theological Semi
nary, six thousand dollars; to Jefferson
College, Pal five thousand dollars.
Mr. Hamilton was the son of pions pa
rents and endnently a religious man. But
there is one feature of his character to which
we wish' to call special attention in these
days of Sabbath desecration, and when, so
many attempts are made to apologize for
the misuse , of sacred time. Is not the
conduct of Mr. Hamilton worthy of imita
tion, on the.part of many engaged in simi
lar pursuits, among our,readers ? It is ,a
fearful thing for any one to appropriate to
his own use that which God claims for
self. The following notice, which we clip
from the "IrOnton Register," fully sets
forth the Christian integrity of Mr. Hamil
ton in this matter, and the beneficial effects
resulting from it. When he left home in
early life, the parting counsel of his father
was—" My son, beware of the tempter ; re
member the Sabbath; honor God." This
advice seems to have been never forgotten :
"About the year 1828, he came to Law
rence County, and became, a partner in
building and. running Pine Grove Furnace.
It is now probably fifteen years since he be
came convinced that if iron is an article
given by the Creator for the use of man, and
necessary for his convenience and comfort,
it could be made without trampling on one
of the clear and express commands of God.
As far as is known, the experiment of stop
ping a furnace regularly on the Sabbath had
never been tried on this continent,; or if it
had been tried, it had failed. For years,
the subject had occupied his mind, and
weighed on his heart. When he obtained
the entire' control of Pine Grove Furnace,
strong in his convictions that iron could be
made, and keep the Sabbath, he determined
to put his convictions and plans, which had
been years in ripening, into practice. If
he succeeded, it would settle an important
subject. If he failed, so that his furnace
became entirely chilled, it might cost him
many thousand dollars.
"Apart from the difficulties inseparable
from the experiment, which were to be over
come,and his want of experience in stopping,
there were great prejudices among his men
and the furnace owners around him, against
stopping on the Sabbath. But cordially
seconded, and aided by &judicious ana faith
ful manager, who never failed for two years
to be present and superintend the weekly
closing and opening of the furnace, difficulty
after difficulty gave away, and obstacles were
surmounted, until, the experiment was en
tirely successful. Pine Grove, has never run
on the Sabbath since, about twelve years.
Thus Mr. Hamilton succeeded in clearly, and
forever demonstrating, for the first time to
the furnace owners of the country, and by
a successful experiment, that iron could be
made and keep the Sabbath day. And
while all around him were heard on the
Sabbath, the roar of the powerful blast and
the puff of the driving steam, Pine Grove
stood there alone, year after year, silent on
the Sabbath; its people regularly assembling
day to worship God; order, sobriety,
and religion: groWing under liiiifeatering in
fluence. His furnace stood alone for years,
a silent and unanswerable argument and re
proof to all its neighboring furnaces, that
there was no necessity of breaking the Sab
bath. In the course of five or 'sir years,
one and then another began to approve and
fall in with his example, and stop their fur
naces on the Sabbath. Now there are
twenty-six Sabbath-keeping furnaces in this
vicinity, and no man of Christian principle
thinks of running his furnace on the Sab
Death of Rev. Wm. Cox.
We learn, from an elder in his congrega
tion, that this beloved pastor fell asleep in
Jesus on Tuesday, September 23d, at his
residence in Piqua, .Miami County, Ohio,
where he had been faithfully laboring in his
Master's Vineyard; to the great satisfaction
of all his congregation, for nearly eight years.
A committee of his congregation (and his
family) accompanied his - remains to , Lan
caster (his former field of labor) where his
mortal body was entombed, there to rest un
til the great day of final accounts.
An obituary notice is in progress, and will
appear before the public ere long.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Rev. Anderton B. Quay.
This excellent minister departed this life
in the town of Beaver, Pa., on the 22d of
September, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.
He was a native of Chester Co., Pa., where
he was born OIL the 22d of May, 1801. Of
his early history we are ignorant. His
classical and scientific education was ac
quired chiefly under the direction of the
Rev. Dr. John F. Grier, of Reading. He
studied Theology at Princeton, and was li
censed by the Presbytery of New Castle.
His first settlement was in the congregations
of Monaghan and Petersburg within the
bounds of the Presbytery of Carlisle. In
these charges,' he labored successfully for a
number of years. About the year 1840, he
resigned his charge of them, for the purpose
of prosecuting an agency for the Board of
Education, in which he had been partially
engaged before his resignation.
During the progress of his agency, he
visited the West, and having received a call
to the church of Beaver, be accepted it, and
after laboring there sumo two or three years,
again entered upon the self-denying work of
an agent, in the service of, the
Mission,s. • But, being Solicited by the
church of Indiana, in the town of Indiana,
Pa., to beComutheir pastor, he relinquished
the agency, and accepted their call. In this
church he made good proof of his ministry.
however, having sprung up in
the church, he felt it to be his duty, after
some time, to resign. His large experience
and skill as an agent recommended him, to
the Pennsylvania Colonization Society, which
sought and obtained his services. In this
agency he continued until, disabled by the
disease which terminated his life, be volun
tarily tendered his resignation, which was
accepted with many regrets. The managers
of that Society evinced their high apprecia
tion of his services, by strongly commenda
tory resolutions placed upon their records.
Mr. Quay was a man of respectable talents,
and was a ready, fluent and earnest speaker.
His sermons were highly practical and evan
gelical. He was of a nervous temperament,
which often exerted an unfavorable influence
on his religious comfort, rendering it -less
equable. But, while he had seasons of des
pondency, in which he wrote bitter things
against himself, those who knew him best,
could not fail to discern, in the midst of this
gloom, the deep Workings of religious prin-
Mple clinging to the promises of the Gospel.
He was honorable and steadfast in his friend-
Ship. In the different .posts which he oc
cupied, he approved himself faithful to his
trust, and to the Master whom he served.
And, although in the early part of his ill
ness, he had occasional seasons of darkness,
and of painful conflict, as death approached,
his mind became calm and peaceful. He
was enabled to rest upon the promises of his
covenant-keeping God with sweet confidence,
declaring that he knew that the Lord was
with him and that he had no fears of death.
One that was often with him near his last,
remarked to the writer 7 that he never met
With a person, who, on the confines of eter
nity, conversed about his own departure
with such'perfect composure, and comforta
ble Christian hope. All his hopes were in
Christ, and he rested with implicit confidence
on his righteousness alone for salvation.
His place in the church is now vacant.
Who will offer himself to the Lord to add
to the number of Christ's ministers ?
"The harvest truly is plenteous, but the
laborers are few." E.
Report of EL Childs,Treasurer of the Board
of Foreign litisions, for September.
E. Springfield Congregation, $lB.OO
Beaver Ridge 4, • 11.00
Island Creek 4 ‘ 20.00
Neiff Cumberland Congregation, 12.00
Washington Cong. Monthly Concert, 14.37
East Buffalo Congregation, 8.00
Centre Church Male Benev. Soc.,
Behtel Congregation ($3O of which
is to constitute W. Wilson, Jr., a
Alle,qheny . City Presbytery.
Manchester Congregation, 21:72
Bridgewater gs 30.00
Fem. Miss'y Soo. Canonsburg Cong.,' 26.00
‘ 4 . " Concord - ,
J. P. L. and T. Mee., $5 each,
Three Ladies, $1 each,
A. few friends of Foreign Missions
of. Academia Congregation,
The Pupils of the Select School at
Heio Lisbon Presbytery.
Brookfield Congregation, 2.50
.k em. Mies'y Soc. Rehoboth Cong., 18.00
Cool Spring Congregation,
Fairfield ' "
Franklin " •
From Margaret and Jemima Kane, a
legacy to Foreign Missions by the
late Mrs. Margaret Kane,
Box of clothing from Ladies of
Canonsburg Congregation, for any
of the most needy missions ; no
estimate placed upon the .box;,
the clothing is intended for the
children in the schools.
Box of clothing from Female Mis
sionary Society of Rehoboth Con
gregation New Lisbon Presbytery,
—ltepcirt' of -
TREASURER OF TITE BOARDS OF DOMESTIC MIS
SIONS, EDUCATION, dRURCII. EXTENSION, AND
FUND FOR SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS AND
THEIR FAMILfEE, `POR' SEPTEMBER, 1856.
- Bruen OP etersaufteu.' g r 0,,
Central Church,* ' $21.75
Lawreneville " ad., - 2.60
Racal Valley Church, 11.00
Glade Run " ' 15.00
New Alexandria " 'OO.OO
Congruity . " 86.00
Salem "t , 50.00
Biaireville " 55.00 63.00
Licking Church, 24.00
George's Creek Church, 8.50
Tent " 21.00
SYNOD OF WHEELING,
Washrnyten Presbytery. •
Upper Buffalo Church, ad , , 26.00 1.00
Upper Ten Mile " 28.00
Washington " 117.85
New Lisbon Presbytery. •
Bethel Church,.2 . 37.60
Brookfield cc 3.50
Liberty " 5.50
Steubenville 2d Church, • 60.02
SYNOD OP AY.I.ZOKENY.
Allegheny City Presbytery.
Manchester Church,o 6.00
Bridgewater " ad., ' 7.00
Clarksville Church, - 15.50 21.00
Unity 4C 18.63
West Middlesex Church, - - 10.75
Little Beaver "if 10.00 15.83
North Sewickley " 5.00
Nesbarinock " 13:00
Beaver Falls " 31.00
Fislaski . a 5.00
Centreville Ohurch,**, 14.63 18.40
Scrub Grass s' 9.00
Ebenezer - 6.00
Erie Presbytery. • '
Greenfield Church, . 6.00
.Evansburg Ch., (a Lady $3,) 8.00
Cool Spring 2.00
t23i:o $117.00 $85.13 548.75
*Female Missionary Society.
tDonation of Wm. Sterling, Sr.
tgor Presbyterian Church, Warsaw, Indiana.
?Ladies' Missionary Society, $23.50.
[Balance to constitute John Downing, Esq., an Illinorary
Female Missionary Society.
* * *Female Missionary Society.
J. D. WlLLlAAlS„ .. fireasurer,
45 St. Clair St.
Pittsburgh, Pa, Sept. 30, 1.856
Rev. JAMES M. SMITH, late of Allegheny
Presbytery, was received into Ohio Pres
, bytery on the 7th inst., and accepted calls
to • the churches of North Branch and
Bethlehem. His Post Office address is
Rev. J.I4.LsoN has resigned the charge
of the, chureh at Jefferson, Ind., and ac
cepted an invitation to tie churches of
Scotch Grove and Cascade. His Post
Office address is Cascade lowa.
Rev. THOMAS P. GORDON, of the Presby
tery of. Steubenville, has accepted an in
vitation 'to supply,. statecily, the Sixth
church in Pittsburgh.
From our London Correspondent.
Unholy Allianie against Evangelism—Rome and
Oxford—Parties in the English Universities
- Papists and Radicals in Parliament—Broad
Churchmen—Slander on Evangelicals—Conybeare
rebuked by kV Neil—Sir Benjamin Hall—Ultra
Dissenters—The " Controversy" again, and the
Negative Theology—Suppression of open-air
Preaching—Tokens for Good—Wesleyan Method
ism—The Conference—Politics—Russian Super
stition and the Czar—Postscript.
LONDON ' September 16, 1856.
The union of forces against that Evan
gelism, which is the life-blood of true re
ligion all the world over, never was more
manifest than at the present time. Let,
me furnish one or two illustrations of this
position. First of all, we have the thinly
disguised alliance between Romanism and
Tractarianism, the latter publishing and
circulating works of " devotion," the pro
duction of "saints," whose sanctity after
all is of that doubtful quality which justifies
the end by the means; and which, while one
hour lifting its eyes to heaven, (in Virgin
worship, or through Holy Mary's interces
sion,) the next, is breathing forth threat
enings and slaughters against those "saints ,7
of the primitive model, whom Rome has
always regarded with instinctive hatred and
horror, and has always, (when in her power,)
persecuted to the death.
In addition to this, the abuse of the
Evangelical press and ministry in the Trac
tarian journals the writing up the priest
hood of the clergy, as' well as of Semi-
Popish Scottish Episcopacy ; and the writing
down of Bible circulation, tract distribu
tion, and of the right of private judgment
in matters of faith; all sufficiently indicate
that Tractarianism, ' (in some cases unwit
tingly,) is the fast ally of Romanism, and
in E ngland far the most dangerous in its
influence. I can well believe that Wise
man's satisfaction—so strongly expressed
when the " Tracts for the Times" were for
some time published, and a new party in the
' Church was fairly formed—is not a whit
less now, even though, (with one ex
ception' the other day,) the tide of "per. verta" is checked, and the "traitors" re
main .to do Rome's work far more - effectually
within the bosom of the Church of,England.
Again, one sees this united dislike and
opposition to Evangelism, in the spirit which
prevails in the English' Universities. Both
at Oxford and Cambridge, the old doctrines
of the Reformation are held; bat it is only
by a minority whom the High Church
students, who almost worship Doctor Pusey
as the model of a, saint, the mere scientific
fellows and students, who, if they have any
definite religious views at all, are, (as seemed
to me when I visited Cambridge this Sam
mer,) somewhat Pelagian in their sentiments
—at allevents Arminian and Anti-Calvinistic
—these, together with the Semi-Rationalistic
party, who adopt Professor Jewett's views,
or lean to Maurice's theology,'are all ready
to ran down with "full cry," Evangelism
as a common victim.
But one cannot help seeing the same animus
in the views and votes taken and given in Par
liament in reference to Maynooth and the
Sabbath question ; the former uniting in con
federacy D'lsraeli and other professed Con•
servatives, (to say nothing of " Old Whigs,")
and the &charts, Selm-Inftdels and Lati
tudinarians, who have got into the House- 7
men of the Bright and Roebuck stamp, who
are great in their hatred of political abuses,
but who shrink from the " Puritans " and
" Sabbatarians " with disgust.
But "Broad Churchmen" also indicate
that they form-a party of this motley host
of foes. For - example the Record news
paper, (which is not taultless, and which
sometimes dealsin personalities and insinua
tions, of which last was one the other day,
that the North British Review was a Free
Church organ, and this in reference to a
dangerous article therein on Bible Inspira
tion, of which more anon,) the organ of the
Evangelical clergy of the English Church
is not only the object of the ridicule of
Punch and his scoffing fraternity, but in
itself and its representative men, it is
especially disliked by " Broad Churchnien."
Thus, Mr. Conybeare, a clergyman, wrote
an article which was first published three
years ago in the Edinburgh Review, and
afterwards printed separately, entitled " Par
ties in the Church," represented Dr. Mc-
Neil, of Liverpool, not only as a leader of
"the extreme section of the. Evangelical
party," bat also as teaching in such a way
as to subvert morality by teaching its
"worthlessness," although " conscience "
has kept the party from the legitimate con
sequences of their principles ! This is , as
old a charge against the doctrines of grace,
we all know, as Paul's time ; and we see in
it another proof of that hatred to the good
old way, which so clearly indicates that
"perilous times" have "come." Mr.
Conybeare has lately published another edi
tion of his articles, and this without correc
tion of the erroneous statement of which
Dr. M'Neil complained at the time A
second remonstrance having been made in
vain, Dr. M'Neil hail administered a right
eous and dignified rebuke, and has justly
branded his opponent as a slanderer.
But in the same category of foes to Evan
gelism comes out the strange union of Sir
Benjamin Hall and the patrons of Sunday
bands, and of Ultra-Democratic Dissenters,
such as the editor of the Nonconformist,
and others of the new "Liberal" and
" Rivulet" School, to whom I adverted
some time ago. Mr. Miall, M. P., when
the Sunday band question was in agitation,
early this year, wrote very mystically and
philosophically (as he seemed to think,)
against any legislation for putting down the
bands, and all this to the scandal of the
Patriot and British Banner, which stand
up for the old doctrines, and the old
wayz, as believed and walked in by the
Evangelical Dissenters ever since the days
of Owen and Howe. And, inasmuch as
"the, preaching of the Cross " in the plain,
Scriptural, direct way, in which the old Di
vines and the Reformers preached it, is,
fear, now by a goodly numberof young .Dis
senting Divines and students, coming to be
regarded as rather vulgar and common
place; and not at all the thing suited either
to cultivate or display intellectual develop
ment and power—why, the NOnconformist
et hoc genus omne are very elegantly fierce
on Dr. Campbell, of the British Banner,
and Mr. Grant, of the Morning Advertiser,
for their critiques on the theology, of the
Rivulet, going so far in the amenities of
controversy as to give geutle hints that they
are nothing better than " blood-hounds."
Mr. Lynch is a "runaway' slave," and free
from the old orthodox bonds; and the con
duct of these parties is "the attempting to
recover a runaway slave by the employment
of the bleed hound." Further, Mr. Miall
describes them thus :
"They are well-meaning nurses" who, by their
"fussy ways," "alternately amuse and chafe."
They "insist upon treating the runaways as
helpless ; " they " put in force a. host,of absurd
and superstitious old wives' precautions ; they
worry all that come near them witliAheir fears;
they have a selt-confidence whichileads them to
imagine that they are themselves; providentially
appointed for the defence of , orthodoxy ; they
have minds to whom words sae More important
than ideas; " "they drone • orth the praises of
orthodoxy in a minor .key upon the bagpipes;"
they "ferociously denotmee all more practical,
more Inimical, and more etherial modes of cele
brating its charms•• " they " stare at the hetero
dos ae a monster; " or "paNs him on the oft(
side of the way as a leper ;" or "put him it,.
the pillory as a vagabond ; " they 4 , h an dl e
sitive conscientiousness with corny fingers tn.
smite reputation with a sledge-hammer ; " Our
surround orthodoxy by "an atmosphere of ca t :-
and brag, - unctions professions and boisterou s
bombast, the iterations of dogmatism, the 1.;•:(f, ; _
siness of pretence, the self-glorifications, of Pin,
rasaic impudence; " they " drive men of refic.:•,l
tastes, by the annoyances of ignorant zealotry, 1,
the very verge of blank infidelity." This refine,;
class "intolerance first assails and ultimately
disgusts ; " their " coarse vituperation and !nu::
anathemas break in upon its meditations, ato
ruffle the surface of the lake." &c., /to.
This is called the language of rernon.
strance and humble complaint ! Dr. Camp.
bell, in his Banner, has reiterated hi.
charges against Mr. Lynch, of the Rivithr,
and gives specimen papers, written by tte
latter, of which we take the following :
GOD AND DEvri..—We cannot wonder at this
greatly wrong yet powerful contrast of God tool
Devil, as two ever-striving, nigh co-equal purr=
of good and evil, that has risen from the per
plexed thought and imagining of the world.
God who does only good, and all the good he Ca
—Le. Devil who does only evil, that mightily, and
sometimes with the advantage.—Atem. P. 149.
DEFINITION OF . CHRIST.—The man is more thin
his thoughts, yet his thoughts show him, and
they are he—a most true constituent of him. Se
is God more than his thoughts, yet Christ the ut
tered and acted thought of God, shows him—nay,
himself Divine.—Lecb P. 33.
DOCTRINE ABOUT CHRIST.—And whilst you can
not accept all Mat men offer you as doctrine e/cet
Christ, or know all, that you desire to know about
those doctrines that you do accept, yon may be
very sure that he entered the sea of sorrows and
prevailed to pass through, for mighty ends of (le.
liverance. And as independently of the puzzliti
varieties of question about Truth, the Bible is a
power over a man for inward and daily righteous
ness ; so, independently of doctrinal completeness
of thought about Christ; his courage and con
stancy of love even unto death, and his resurrec
tion from the grave, are not these God's comfort
and covenant to the believing heart? Christ is
the method and the sign of God, his sign of hope,
his method of leading on to hope's fruition.
God's sign—death could not hold him ; shall it
hold whom be willdoose ?—Lect. P. 42.
HOLY Powna OF THE WoßLD.—Reading of our•
self in one like ourself, as we become more truly
human the world becomes to us more truly divine.
But divine in itself it ever is—and much Divine inS,
ewe it ever has WHETHER CHRIST BE KNOWN OR NOT
nsovvw. The love of Nature is a help to holiness.
—Mem. P. 28.
On these, with special reference to the
first, Dr. Campbell observes :
I hope, however, that the time instill far, fgr
distant when we hall have the Old Serpent in
our pulpits elevated to a level with the Leith
GOD ALMIGHTY, and sometimes victorious oTer
him! I hope that far distant also, is the ti_:
when the Son of God, and the Saviour of the
world; with his work and Spirit,-shall be talkei
of after the foregoing manner! To fill the lat.:
with such,a Theology would be, first, to beelouL
and, at last, to extinguish the Gospel Salvatirt:
Whatever an undevout or an ignorant apathy ruly
say to the contrary, this is a question of life o;
death to the Ghurcbes !
It may be that Dr. Campbell and 31r.
Grant have been too severe ; but the ques
tion suggests itself, " Is there not a causer
I believe that the controversy will be over
ruled for good; that the people -will be put
on their guard, theological professors made
more definite and dogmatic (in the right
sense of the word, in their teachings,) and
that if there be "traitors in the camp"
they will be unmasked in the end.
To return, however, to the Sabbath and
its opponents. Some of our Dissention
friends do not at all admire the word "
bath;" they think it c 4 Scotch," and prefer
the "Lord's day!! This seems a small mar
ter; but it means more than it appears, as.:
really involves the perpetual obligation
th,e 'Fourth Commandment, which is
so generally admitted as you would cape:.
although it involves the very vitals of tie
question. lam bound, however, to state
that the Puritan view of the matter has re
ceived a mighty advance in England since
my acquaintance with it; and that prize
essays and valuable papers, by eminent
writers, have helped much to imbed in the
English Evangelical mind; the creation origin
of the Sabbath, and its standing obligati
—invested with the fresh sanctions of a
Saviour's resurrection—as a law which matt
may not tamper with. Practically, this
Summer, the battle has been fought and
won, by the defeat of the Government r
posal of establishing, under national sanction,
public bands on the Sabbath, in the Metro
politan Park. And if private bands, paid
for by .subscriptions, have both in Regent: ,
and Victoria Parks been maintained, yet, each
Lord's day, a noble, practical protesthas, it
the latter park, (whither the East End popu
lation resort in such multitudes,) been heft ,
up by the constant and public preaching of
the " Word!' ''But the infidels claimed the
right to.declaim, as well as others; and hetna
mightily incensed at exposure and eppo: -
tion, and anxious to get rid of these zealot-
Christian teachers of the masses, they either
set up some of their apostles to spout real
" blasphemy," or sent in a report of certain
"blasphemies" haying been spoken et:
Sundays, to .
Sir Benjamin Hall, who, in hi
pious horror, resolved at once to put don
all public speakers in the park, and issued
an edict accordingly. Be was but too glad
to show his hatred to the Evangelicals is
this fashion, smarting, as he was, under de
feat; and now it remains that he shall le
taught, and the Government also, Roc
thus wickedly to interfere with our religion:
liberty, nor with that open-air preaching to
which alone the masses will listen, (and they
deserted the bands to listen to it !) aid
which has for its Grand Author the Savient
of men. The Record writes thus faithfully:
SUNDAY MUSIC vs. PREACIUNG.—ITICTOF“'
PARK.—The Record, of Monday, contains the
lowing remarks on this subject;
"The last edict of Sir Benjamin Hall, spare
the trouble of distinguishing right from wrong.
liberty from license, use from abuse, and eat' cLz
knot of an imaginary difficulty by involving t; 111 ,
au indiscriminate prohibition. The preacher= PI
the Gospel were yesterday excluded from tie
park; no twenty or thirty, no two or three peacea
ble, citizens might gather. in a little knot to
anexposition of the Word of Life. .The
ries of Infidelity were also professedly shut out:
their existence had,-indeed, been made th e pre
text fer silencing the advocates of' truth. let
this was not 'altogether so. One pulpit stood
erect for the demoralization of a vast assemhL
by proclaimin g open defiance to the fourth law of
the Decalogue ; we mean the - Music platten:•
raised at the public cost, but occupied by the II •
vats Sunday band. Beneath this a promiscuoie
company stood, sat, lounged, smoked, or s lept :
The intervals between. the tunes were accept?:
by conversations and=discussions, affording abun
dant opportunity for the dissemination of the la
fidelity and blasphemy' on which so much
stress is laid. -Men hawking programmes of the
music, one .pemay each, plied a busy trade; a nd
the refreshment house, which, like the muiile
platform, is public property,' was openly tribu
tary bite attractions of this private band."
It is refreshing after this somewhat
gjoomy account of the union of fore ,
against the truth, to turn to the brighter
side of the picture. I need not say that I
am not an admirer of Wesleyan Methodism ,
either in its Arminian theology or in its
hybrid Presbyterianism, making the clergy'
the sole depositories of ecclesiastical power ,
denying to the people a voice in elturc 4
Courts by representative elders, chosen from,
amongst themselves, and also the right ar
choosing their own pastors. But yet Ido
like Wesleyanism for its warmth and fervor:
and also in theSe days, for its continued aw
herence and bold testimony to the grand
,Christ's substitution, and atone-
Meat, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
On these points, as well as on the absolute