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A Pretty Lyric .
Well.partnomoie„Oh i nVver!
Let gladness deck thy brow,
Our heurtsare jo — ixted forever
By'each-feligious vow.
Misfortune's clouds:have vanished,
1 'Wit caused our bosoms pain;,
'Anil every care is banished,
No,-more to come again.
4f.ope's.atar is brightly burning
Within its brilliant dome,
Aid. tells of joy, returning
To cheer our rural home.
It shines through gloom to - gladden,
Dispelling grief and care,
For sorrow ne'er eau sadden
While it remaineth there
timer); vales:we'll "wanttei; :
And by; kelunghing.,streati,
Our bosoms growing fonder: -
'l 4 reatltioVe's enchanting besm
In yonder'uot'reposing
'lle plenty, side,by side,
, „Each ,marn fresh joys, disclosing,
fhtoUgh•life we'll gently glide.
nOolOgio.4 . BeFinFY. of theAOrPit.West;
The Board of Directors , : of the Presbyterian,
Theological Seminary of " the iNorth-West, met in
the South PresbYterianChnrch, in the city of
Chicago, on the Ist of September, at eight o'clock
P. M., and was called to order by the President,
Rev. S. T. Wilson.
The following Directors were present:
Synod of Oincinnati.—Rev. I.G. Monfort, D.A.,
Bev. R. L. Stanton, D.D., hey. W. B. Spence,
Prof. 0. N. Stoddard, J. M. Glover.
indiana.—Janies Blake, Victor King, Rev., J
A. Steele.
Northerssladiana.—Rev. J. C. Brown, Rev. L.
}hemp, M. Ray, •
F., N. Ewing
Chicago.—Rev. S. T. Wilson, Ray. R. C. Mat
thews, C. A. Spring. •
Wisconsin. - Rev.; M Buchanan, Rev. 11 M.
/otea.--:-Rev. I. Phelps, D.D., Rev. S. D. Ma-
After prayerpthe Board proceeded to business.
The record of the proceedings of the last meet
ing were read, after which the Board adjourned
till to-morrow morning, at half-past eight o'clock.
Closed with prayer.
Wednesday Morning, : 8} o'clock.
Board convened, and es its first business,
spent a short time in devotional exercises:
.. The toilorring,communieation from Rev. E. D.
Maohlaster, D.D., Prdesior of Theology in this
InstMitiop, - ail read : -
To the ,ICev. the Board of Directors of the Pres.
bytifiah q t hedlo:giceil Seminary of the North-
West:l, •
A heathen. magistrate , once, when sending an
accused Party to the jndgment-seat of Ctesar to
which-he had tippealed, made the very, sensible
remark, that it seemedla him to be an unreason-
able thing,to c eend a •,priaoner, and not . withal,to
signify the crime laid against him. I• feel aSome
what similar , embarrassment, in making to you
'this ednuntiniCatithi - , whieh, though not formally
a defence, yet has in part. virtually, that charac
ter ; when you have not arraigned rae. at your
bar, nor found, against me' any, indictment; and
when: no prosmintor has appeared , before. you to
convict Me' of any 'offence. In these air:sum
stanStie I;tuiyAnidef the necessity of myself in
dforming,yon:if: the state of „the .case , on which'l
address ' •
It is kiMittn'te yon_that in - Anguat, 1856,1 and
sixteen other gentlemen, most of them Directors
of thellentimary them attNew'Albany, though not
acting in any offidel - caPabity, sent in pamphlet
form f e..eiroular addressed• to the ministers, ruling
- elders and members of the churches under the care
llteogynods of Cincinnati, Indiana; Northern
:Ind's; Illinois; (Waage", Wisconsin, and lowa, pro.
posing,the mnitne of-all these , Synods in -the three
' tion of the SeininarY;aild the adoptien of wlndever
• meaeures:might beldeemed necessary and proper
- for the establishment of an -institution ,worthy of
the. North:West, ' competent to the service de
manded; anffineet for the Master's use. In Sep
tember 'an& October • following, 1.. and. two other
brethren, in person hr.ought the' wiatter before
these seventiyneds, and' preeented - to them the
draught of a Constitution, which, after animated,
harmonious' and' ' interesting discussions; was
unanimously. adopted, by them all, with the en
ception of a single , vote in. one of the .Synods.
The Direethrs,appointed under thp Constitution
in krovemfoli, 1856, elected me' one Of Abe, Pro
feasters in the Seminary, and in Feb., 1857, I ac
, °opted &e t :44014026a.
This whole movement, and, in. partiCular the
circular, by which, it was Initiated, and a few per
sons, inditding ray,self,'Whe have beenliteignated
as ".the prime movers,?rin.the affair, have been,
through ja. period of ten months, ibegimoing from
the 'rani When the' 'subject was yet pending in
some' of the Synods, dowiLAill. the present, as
sailed, from without these Synods, with accusa
tions Mt whose Origin,' character, or motives I
will Say net word, accusations, so
far as they; have reference to me, ultimately rest
on the giontnl Objection to my alleged-views
of Slavery, and My alleged' design, silent with
oilier •petsonly,-tci.. malw the, Seminary anwgencY
for W factious aiyriiiilifsinatie 'agitation of that
subject. ,
How far the representations which. have been
induatrienelY spread'' abroad' throughout these
Synods may have been their efo
feat!, ittlinditeing apprebensionaandleare that I
hold views of Slavery and its relitionsto the Sem
. bury and the,Ohurek,, which, frommy.ctinnexion.
with the Seminary, maybe ofeevii. tendency, it
is impossible for 'Me to know l; without a fuller
knowledge than I:possess of thn'extent
_to which
there may exist in those, on whom they are in
tended to operate,' a morbid state of mind on this
subject of Slaiery, predieposing them to give to
each apprehensions and fears, a ready entertain
ment. For the sake of the Seminary and the
Church, I am willing to do whatever Han, not ,
only to satisfy reasonable inquiries, but to allay
unreasonable apprehensions and fears, if such
exist, andlo 'quiet the minds of those who are
disturbed. I therefore•deem it proper for me, so
faraffin - lar - relskalhe 13eminary
. I am in
volved 'in the matter, to make to you, and
through you to all whom it concerns, a clear and
explicit statement of my views on the subject:
,First. If, then, the question be asked of me,
"What are the objects for which the Seminary
has been established at Hyde Park ?" I, answer,
the objects are declared:in the Constitution; in the
circular 'of August, 1866, by which : the move=
meat was Initiated . ; in all the discussions of the
subject in the' Syrieds ; and in all which has been
said and•done before.and since by the friends of
the Seminary. And they are all comprehended
in the training of young men for the ministry.
_ Second. If the question• be asked, Was it not
the design of thOlm who have been designated as
" the prime movers" in the measure's which have
i the, establishment of the Seminary at
•,.• Ryde Park to nake it iti'diencyeligiallY , for the'
on or discussion of Slavery ?" I anitwer . ,.
• ' o l itr a ithink that the proper reply to this inquiry;
htthe simple statement, that neither in the circa--
, ler of August, 1866,-which emanated:from theta:
nor in' the Constitution* of . the-Seininary, which
was drawn up and presented to, the Spoils by
them, nor in the discussions of the Subject:in any.
• o f . th e Spode by; them or by any one else, was
the.sitbjectiot Slavery , so much as mentioned. •
For myself I will say, that so far as mi.agen
cy in the bUsiness concerned, precisely the
same movement would hive been made; and pre
cisely the- same .measures. in all respects would
have been adopted; if no such 'thing as Slavery
had ever existed in the country or in the world.
The brethren who have been disturbed, have
allowed themselves to be very unnecessarily put
into a flutter on the.subjeot. Slavery may have
been thought of along with many other things,
but the story that the Seminary was designed to
be an agency specially for the. agitation or dis
cussion of slavery is so absurd, that those who
told it must have counted largely on, the credulity
of their hearers.
Third. If the question be 'asked, " What are
the relations which I think the Seminary ought
to have to the subject of Slavery ?" I answer, I
think it ought to have no relations to Slavery dif
ferent from those which it heti to twenty, or forty;
4 , other acknowlefte,d'eyils of like-character and
iffagnitnde "end t o 'Which the Mini:lll /and the
lot s country of the North 7 West atand '
in a ,like rela
tion as to Slavery. ' It certainly is -not , the bnsi
..;agiiip Theological 'SeMiruiry4''fii• orknoi2 e
egenetes and institutemeasures for the removal
of Slavery, or of any other particular form of
evil, moral, or political, or ecclesiastical, or do
mestic, existing in society ; but to teach young
men how to expound and apply the Scriptures,
and to fulfill
,the work of the Gospel ministry.
Christianity, •Which it is the business _of the min
istry to expound and preach, is a system of prac
tical truth, intended for the remedy of all moral
evils, and of all other evils which are the penal
effects of moral evil ; and hence it has 'various
relations, to; and bearings on all such evils ; and
these I think that it is the business of the Pro
fessors in a Theological School, in proper 'con
nexions to indicate; whether in the . didactic
exposition of theology,- theoretical and practical,
.in'the exegesis of the Scriptures, or in recount
iag history of Christianity and the Church.
If any man be held to be Bo wanting , in discre
tion that he cannot be trusted to do this accord
ing, to the truth, certainly it is not fit that, he
should be put into the place of an instructor in a
Theological school.
Fourth. If the question be asked, What are
my views 'of slavery ; of the' qinition, 'whether
Christianity sanctions Slavery ; and of the duty
of Christians in relation to Slavery 7" I answer
1. To the question, " What are my. 'views. of
slavery 7" I give this • answer : .1. - wish to-define
what I understand to be meant by the term Sla
very; in distinction from a system of mere volun
tary servitude, which is either right or wrong; ac
cording to the circumstances' of each case,
Slavery then, I understand to bemeant that eye
' tem which, according to the doctrine of the most
eminent among the Greek writers on Moral, and
Political Philosophy, current throughout the civ
' ilized.worldan the deys , of Christ and- his-apos
tles, held that the relation :between master and
slave, is ,like that between the artizan and his
• tools, and 'that stave„is "an aniMatedlool," or
"-a tool without . a sou&in it." See, Arisiotle Eth.'
Nieentach, L. LX ,C. 13. By slave,* I understand'
to he meant that .syStein wbiCh obtained. in the
Roman Empire, in the days 'of-Christ and, his
apostles; according to which " &sires were held
pro minis; pro mortals; pro guadrupedibus ;" that .
is aa not persons; as dead in law ; or without civil
righti; , as &Asti beasts.' By slavery I understand
to be meant that system which obtains in our own
times, - : and in some of the States of our own
country under which, as it is expressed
. in the.
Laws of South Carolina, " Slaves shall be deemed,
held, taken,'reputed, and adjudged in law; to be
chattels personal in the hands - of their owners
and possessors, and their executors, administra
tors and assigns, to allintents , ,i mirposes and con
And now, if the qUestion be asked, fd What are
my views of slavery 7" I answer, I think the sys
tem of siavery which has now been defined, to be
intrinsically, essentially, and necessarily immoral.
Or, iu the Words of the Presbyterian Church
,in its action of 1818, " We consider the
voluntary enslaving of one portion of ,the human
family; by another, as a gross violation of the
most precious and sacred rights of human nature -
as utterly inconsistent with • the -law of God,
which' requires us to love our neighbor as our
selves; and, as totally irreconcilable with the
spirit and principles of the Gospel of. Christ,
which, enjoin that all things whatsoever ye would
that others should do to you, • do ye even the same
to them."
, 2.•1f the question be asked,.-" De I think that
Christianity sanctions Slavery ?" I answer again,
in, thewo
`of the , Church, that I think that
slavery '! s totally irreconcilable with the spirit
and principles of the Gospel of Christ."
4. If the question be asked, 'What:do I think
is, the duty of Christians in relation to Slavery?"
I answer yet again in the words of the Church,
`that "it is manifestly the dutyof ail Christians
who enjoy the light of the present day, when the
inconsistency, of Slavery, both with the dictates of
humanity and religion, has been demonstrated
and is generally seen and :acknowledged; to use
their honest, eamest, and .unwearied endeavors
to correct the errors of former times, and -as
speedily as possible to efface' this blot en our.holy
religion, and to obtain the complete abolition of
Slavery throughout Christendom, and if possible,
throughout the world." At the Same, I frilly
agree with the exhortation of the Assembly, to
'these eitenipt .from this great evil " teforbear
harsh censures and uncharitable reflection 'on
their-brethren, who unhappily live among slaves
whom they cannot imtnediately set free; but who
are really using all their influence and all their
'endeavors to bring them into a state of freedom,
as soon as' a door for it can be opened." . And,
moreover, .I would use stronger tennis than any
General Assembly has ever used, to .express my
scram of the manifold, complice.ted, and embarr
assing difficulties which encompass the practical
question of emancipation and the proper disposal
of, the slave population ; and of the wisdom, *and
prudence, and patience, required in dealing with
the whole subject.
Nth.. If the question be asked, "Do I think
that the holding of slaves is in all:cases an immor
ality, the renunciation of which, ought to be made
a condition of membership in the Church ?" I an
swer that I think there are many cases where
men stand in view of the law and its ministers in
the legal relation of slavelaolders which for various
- reasons they are unable rightfully to terminate ;
andlliai in 'subh cotes, while they cannot without
immorality'deem, hold, repute and adjudge their
servants to be chattels in the handw of their own
. ers, to, all intents, purposes and -constructions
Whatsoever; it is, not only their right, but their
tatty to hold them so long as the necessity exists,
as their bond-servants, and if need be, their in
voluntary bond-servants. Of course, in any such
_case ite,is only „that which is an immorality the
renunciation of which ought , to be made condition
-of membership in the Church.
Sixth. If the question 'be asked; "Do I ap
prove of the positional the Presbyterian Church
on the Subject- of Slavery ?" answer, that I
approve of the position of the Church on the sub
ject, of Slavery, as this is determined by a full
and:tair'collation and interpretation of all her
public authoritative acts in relation to it; upon
the 'acknowledged princiPle of , interpretation,
'that what is obscure, ambiguous,
,doubtful, or
Otherwise exceptionable, is to;be'; nterpreted by
;what is' clear, unambignouti, certain and unex
eeptionable. '
Seventh. If the question be asked, "Do I think
11 my duty, either in my professional or. my non.
•irefeeeional.'4 relatiOris, th • disonsst the subject of
Slavery ?" I give' the folldwing answer . :
L I do not.think.that I.have, any special voca
tion to discuss the subject of Slavery' more than
other eVils ; and that it is less my duty to discuss
it than evils existing among ourselves, and to
which we have a nearer and more immediate re
2. I think that all.mYhahits of mind and of
life indispose me to exaggerate any one evil ; or
to give to any ene_subject, believer :important, an
undue prominence ; or to take in relation to it
extreme views. As to this great evil of Slavery,
"I May appeal to my past bourse irrirelation to it.
have now been twenty-five years 444 ministry.,
.In all tha l t time; all that I have evert printed ors
the-' subject of Slavery, amounts to` less than:',
tweittfY.ffve yearsto less , thansev-,
en pages ; and much-of that occupied in guarding
against extreme views. L have never .belonged
to any Abolition or-Anti-Slavery Society, but.,
have'always on.fat occasions publicly'and private
ly expressed my dieapproval 'of much in the' ' 1
,measures and spirit of those to whom the name
2ef "Abolitionists," , has been improperly appro
priated. I have neverpreachecl a sermon on the
subject. I have never treated of the subject;
except occasionally as an incidental „reference in
my instructions in the Seminary. I have never
introduced the, subject into any of the Church "
Jndicatories. I have never - Participated in any
discussion of the subject in the Judicatories
when introduced by others, except once in 1845'
in the Synod, of Cincinnati, and then in support
ofepaper intended to harmonize the conflicting
'views in that body, by distinguishing between
,the Slavery,whiehis to, be, condemned and mere
involuntaryservitude, which is right orivrong ac.
,cerditig, to circumstances.' Such. has been my
'Pait'course in.reference to the aubject. Ido not
mention 4t here in order to claim commendation
forit; for I think it doubtful whether it is worthy
of coirmihndatiori • but Simply' as what iphistori
,cally, the truth. ,
3. I think that it is my duty to maintain for
Myself, freedom of opinion and of speech an all
questions of public morals, inclusive of that of
the moral character of Slavery ; and that of the
place, and time, and measure, • and manner in
which I ihall dismiss such questions I must my-,
self be the judge, under very Proper responsibil
itieslo God, and to my fellow:men in the rela
tions which I , sustain to them for any abuse of '
my right.
These, gentlemen, are my views of Slavery,
and of all: the various questions in, relation to it,
on which I have supposed that an expression of
my views might be desired; , They are the views
of Slavery which .I have always held, ever since I
have been in the ministry, and for years before,
and which I have uniformly expressed whenever
I have said anything on the subject aud.the yeti
otis questions in relation to it.. Perhaps the mis
representations of,mY views on the !Fabjeat have
: producedx very little effect' . atipiliere ,• and this
ooxamnsiestion.utarbe wholly &work ,. of supei
erogation ; bat as the Synods unitedlisithe dine- ,1
tion of the Seminary are, under the Constitution,
the bodies which have the supreme control of its
affairs, I desire that a copy of this letter be sent
to each of them
I am, reverend and dear brethren, your fellow
servant in the Gospel, E. D. MAOMASTER.
Chicago, Sept. Ist, 1857.
After the reading of the above communication,
Rev. J. D. Mason offered the following resolutions
thereon, viz :
Resolved, That this communication be received
and recorded on our minutes.
Resolved, That this presentation upon the part
of Dr. Mao Master of, his views upon the subject
of Slavery, is to us satisfactory; and considered
entirely concurrent with the position of the Gen
eral Assembly of our Church, on this subject of
Resolved, That as requested in the close of the
communication, a copy of it be sent to each of
the Synods concurring in the establishing and
iontrolling of the Theological Seminary of the
The above resolutions, together , with, the com
munication of Dr. Maalaster, were referred, on
the motion of Rev. Dr. Phelps, to a committee of
one from each Synod, and their report was made
the order of the day for this afternoon, at 3
. appointment of the President, the follow
ing named individuals were chosen - said eons:mitt'
_ .
Rev. R. L. Stanton, D. D., of Synod of Cincin
nati ; Janies Blake, of the Synod of Indiana;
Rev. Levi Hughes, of the Synod of Northern.ln
diana; J. M Buchanan,'of the Synod of Wie
censin ; Rev. F. N. Ewing, of the Synod Of '
Illinois ; Rev. R. C. Matthews; of the Synod of
Chicago; Rev. 3. D.• Mason, of the. Synod of
~Rev.. Dr. Stanton moved that the name of Rev:
Dr., M'onfort'imi substituted for his own on that
comtnittee, which 'motion was Mgt.
`The Executive and4inancial. , COmmittee,of the
Board presented, : through Mr. A. Spring,.a, re
port ~of their doings, which was received, and,
with accompanying documents, referred to a com
mittee of three, who were Charged with the' duty
of preparing the Annual Report of the Board; <to
the governing Synods.
The President appointed on said committee,,
ReV: J. Phelps, D. D.; Rev. W. B. Spence, and
Mr. C. A. 'Spring.
By a vote, of the Board, on the motion of Rev.
P N. Ewing, Rev. S. T. Wilson, the President
of the Board, was added to this committee as its
A committee was apPoinied, on the motion of
Rev. H. M. Robertson, to examine the Constitu.---,
tion of the Seminary, and report any alterations
that may be deetoed proper and, needful, with a
view of recommending such alterations to the
considei•ation of the Synods,
The President -appointed on said committee,
Rev 11. 141. Robertson, Rev. J. G. Monfort, D. D.,
and Victor King.,
The Board bad recess 6113 o'olook P: M.
After recess, the Board convened. '
The order of the day, viz. t The report of the
committee to whom were referred the communi-
cation of Rev. Dr. IVlacMaster, and the resolutions
of Rev. J. D. Mason, in relation thereto, having
arrived, the committee reported , the following,
The committee, to whom were referred the
communication '
of Rev. Dr. Mac Master, arid the
resolutions of Rev. J. D. Mason thereon, report
the following :
Rev. E. D. Mac Master, D.,D., •Pro
fessor -of Theology, has felt called upon, by the
divers:views entertained by,many who are inter
estecl in the prosperity of our Seminary, in regard
to some of his opinions and teachings upon the
subject of Slavery, 'to present a full and , explicit
statement of his views' on that subject:, there
fore,- , •
Reso/ved, That this Board, chosen and dele
gated to found and build tip ft Theological Semi:
hary,•to'aid great work of our undivided
Church ; and holding.views on the subject of Slav
.ery exactly coinciding,with,the repeated and har 7
Im:salons deliverance of our General AesemblY,
having heard Dr. MacMatiter's views in full on the
subject, do not think that the confidence of the
Church in him should be - diminished by them, and
concur in his request to send his (30131tettllieEteiOn
to the Synods.
Report was received, and pending the consid
eration of its adoption, a, motion was offered by.
Rev. J. C. Brown and adopted by the Board, to
lay the report on the table,- for the purpose of
offering the following substitute, viz.:
.Resolved, That this communication be re
ceived, and recorded in the minutes.
Resolved, That as requested - in the close of
the communication, a copy of it be sent to,each
of the Synods concerned in, the establishing and
eontroling, of the Theological Seminary of the
The question being taken on the' above resolu
tions as a Substitute for the report of the commit
tee. they were adopted. ,
On motion of.. Rev. J. C. Brown, Regultions
7th and Bth, in regard to'donations; found on' page
28, of the Records, were suspended till after the
next meeting.
These regulations, are the following
fith. That all subscriptions and notes abeve
$lOO shall only be subject to be paid (according
to' their: terms;) upon the express condition
that a reliable +subscription be procured of two
hundred thousand .dollars—the .Board to decide
when that subscription shaHhave been secured.
Bth. All subsoriptions, and' notes taken, shall
specify, whether they are for the contingent;' or
permanent hind.:
On motion of C. A. Spring, the Board proceeded
to the consideration of the ways and means, for
the present wants of the Seminary.
Pending which, Rev. J. D. Mason moved that
the Board proceed to the election of a third Pro
fessor in the Seminary.
This motion WAS discussed at length. Pending
the disonssion, Rev. J. Phelpia, D. D.; moved
to postpone action in the case until the nextmeet
the,Board:. sr ,
Rev. S. T. Nilson, President of the Board, and
also; by aPpointnient of - the Board, Chairman of
the. committee to prepare the Annual Report to
the. Synods,,asked to be released fromyresiding
intle'Doard 'during the remaining sessions Ofsthe
evening, that he. might have time to prepare
Report. - •
His was granted, and Rev R. L 'Stan
ton, D. D., was chosen President 'pro tem.
The. Board had recess till . 8 o'clock this eve
After recess, the Board convened, and,restuned
the consideration of Dr. Phelps'-motion,•to. post
pone action on the,motion to preceed to the elec
tion of a third. Professer. ,
The ayes and noes being demanded, resulted as
follows: ,
Ayes—X. A. Spring, Rev. H. M. Rebertson,
Rev. 'J. M. Buchanan, Rev. J. Phelps. D. D.,
Nc.E*itirg, Rev.r.R G. , Matthews:l
Noes Rev" J,G;'MOnfert, M. Glover,
`James...Blake, Cl`
Brown; Rev. J. A. Steelei.ltev. , Mason; Vic=
_King, Prof. 0. 'N. Stoddard, Rev:. <W:'
Adjourned till to , morrowmorning, it 8 (Mock,
Clbsedlwithiprayer.e r -
• . Thursday, oclock A M. : ,
Board Met; and was- openedwith prayer.
The unfinished business was resumed, viz.: the
consideration of:the motion to proceed to ; the, elec
tion of a third. Professor.
Pending' which, Rev. S. T. 'Wilson, the chair
man of the committee to whoniwas assigned the
duty of preparing the annual report of the Board
to the Synods, asked leave to complete' the mere
bietericalpart-of the report after the adjournment
of theßkidl'' . • -
. -Whereupon, the conipletion : cif.the report in the
specified respect: , was 'committed to Rev. ;S. T.
Wilson and Rey. J. D.' Mason,
The ayes and noes heing deinanded on
tion to proceed to the election of a third-Professor,
resulted' as follows':
Ayes—Rev. 3. G. Monfort, D. 'D.; J. M. Glo
ver, Jameti•Blake, Rev. Levi Hughes, Rev. J. C.
Brown, Bev. J. Steele, ißev. J. D. MasonilVier
tor King, Prof. 0. N. Stoddard, Rev. W. B.
Noes—Rev. S. T. Wilson, Rev. R. C. Mat:
thews; C. A. Spring, Rev. M. Bebertson,
Rev. 3. Phelps, D.'D., Rev. F. N. Ewing, Rev. J.
M. Buchanan.
On motion of James Blake, it was determined
that the choice shall be mode by ballot. '
Rev. 3 D. Masbn then nominated to the third
Professorship: in this Seminary, Rev. N. 1;. Rice,
of St. Louis.
Rev. F. N. Ewing and Rev. H. M. Robertson
asked to he excused from voting, which request
was not granted.
Oa motion of Rev. 3. A. Steele, the Board re
consided the vote by which the election was or
dered to be by ballot, and proceed to voto,by call
ing the roll.
Rev. F: N. Ewing renewed his request to be
excused from voting, which was granted.
Ther NA Was caked,_ and the vote taken with
the following result:
G. Monfort, D. D., J. M.
L Stanton,
Rev. , ,Lavilinghesioliev. J. O. Browi; Re 4. J. .A,!
Steele, Rev. J. D., Mason ' "Victor Ring, Prof. 0.
N. Stoddard, Rev. W. B. Spence.
Not voting—Reir. g. T._ Wilson, Rev. R. C. Mat
thews, C. A. Spring,t Rev. H. M. Robertson.
_Excused fron!, voting—Rev. F. N. Ewing, Rev.
J. Phelps, D. D., Rect. 3. M. Buchanan.
A committee consisting of Rev. J. C. Brown,
Rev. J. G. Monfort, D. D. and James Blake, was
appointed to inform Dr. Rice of his election, and
solicit his acceptance.
Rev. S. T. Wilson, (Rev. Dr. Stanton being in
the chair,) from the committee to prepare the
Annual Report, reported in part.
Rev. Dr. Monfort moved that the Report be in
definitely postponed—afterwards, with leave of
the Board,*Dr. Monfort -withdrew his motion.
After a recess of two hours, the Board met, and
the Unfinished business was resumed, viz.: the
consideration of the report in part of the Com
mittee on the Annual Report of the Board to the
And, on motion of the Rev. H. M. Robertson,
the report and the subject embraced, were re
ferred to a committee consisting, by appointment
of the President pro ten,. (Rev. Di-. Stanton,) of
Rev. J.,G. Monfort, D. D., Rev., S. T. Wilson,
Rev. H. M. Robertson, Prof. 0. N. Stoddard, and
C. A. Spring.
This. committee retired, and on their return I
presented a report which was recommitted for
amendment, said 'amendment to consist of the
embodiment in, their report of
,the specific terms
of. a , connexion between this Setninary., and the
General Assembly, • which *proposed in their re
port in terins.
The following report from the Faculty of the
alattliT*ll4 was presented by'Dr. Mac Master, and
after its reception, referred to the committee ap
pointed, to -prepare the Annual' Heine to the
Synods. _ ,
To the Reverend, thi -Beard of Directors of the
Rrgsby,terian ,Theological Semittnry.of the North-
, , .
,_The Professors, respectfully present ,to you the
report required by the donstitution, for the, year.
ending in April. • -
' The nUmber'of students in attendance during
the session was sixteen. They passed through
the, prescribed course' of instruction in the several
stUdies of their classeireapectively. ' Their dili
gence and proficiency: in study were conniencia
ble ; and at the close of the session their examin
&flops 'were sustained by the committee of. the
Board of,Directore.
it is .satisfaetory to be able to say that, with the
variety of , giftstand character usually found. in
such cases„ the students have maintained a 'de
portment exemplary, , and becoming the relations
they sustain, and give good promise of usefulness
in the work of the ministry.
The , following five students, viz.: Thomas E.
Hughes, Isaac.B. Moorei-David Kingsley, 4ilves
ter,4covek and Edviar,d P. atields,.having com
•pleted the full course of studies prescribed, and
their final • examinations having been sustained,
are'entitled to a,,diplotna certifying the fact, from:
the Faculty, with theconsent : of the Beard of Di
, 'Oa behalf ur-tbe,PptifOssors... Repueffully sub
mitted. , ,
August 31841.1357 i: •
The Professors were authorizedtogive the usu
al certificate to such of thestudents as had corn=
pleted their course.
The records of the Executive Committee were
referred a committee consisting-Of 'Rev. 3
Phelpi, D. D., and James Blake, for review and
The committee', to 'whom was recommitted the
report, in, 'pait, of the committee,te,prepare the
Annual'Report to Synods, presented the following
as their final'action, viz.:
„, ‘ „,,Y,Fr e nnas,_ There exists to st, greater or less ex
tent thelaridi of the seven' Syiorls''
ing the direction and control s :of the Presbyterian
Theological Semina" 'ofthe ;;North-West a want
of that entire conftlfence,-so` imperatively necea-
sary to the success of our great enterprise; and
whereas we entertain the belief that this has re
sulted- from =supposed differences of opinion in
regard to' a most trying and difficult national evil ;
end;whereas, ire - have , received with much pleas
.ure, •from one 'of the PrOtessors eleCt, (in which it,
is understood that the other, also concurs,) such
an npen - and manly exhibition of his views upon
this vexed question,.in which,he declares himself
as. entirely in harmony ! with the position,of the
General. Assembly; land whereas; it,is manifest
to all, that without this union and harmony, we
cannot, interest nor call out the united sympathy,
Prayer and pecuniary aid of , he Church atlarge;
Itesaeved, That it he,recommencled to the Syn
ods united in the direction of .this Seminary, to
adopt the following amendment to the Constitu
fiat', viz.:
The General Assembly shall have the right to
exercise a control•, over the Sendnary, provided,
the Assembly accept the same, in the particulars
hereinafter ; mentioned,:,
„ ,
1. They shall have a negative on all • appoint
mental° the,offtemoUrofessorsigkAlid 3 KI: 1 4 1 4 1 0,
and on all general laws or rules adopted by the
Synods, or Directors, for its government.
2. The Board' of Direeitora shall .annually send
up to the GenerilAisemby a detailed report of all
their transactions relating to the Seminary, on
which report a vote of approbation or dlsapproba
tiori'shall belaken by the GeneraliAssembly, and
sii appointnients of the Directors =end Board of
Trustees, acting under authority, whioh. may be
tejeeted , by. the, General Assembly, shall be Anil
_and void. , „ , .
3. That if it, shall appear to the General AB
nimbly that 'doctrines contrary to 'the - Standards
of the Presbyterian Church are inculcated in, the
'Seminary, ,or• that in any other respect it is so
managed as , to be injurious to the interests of
. truth, piety • and godd order, the General Assem
bly may appoint visitors to examine into the state
of the said Seminary, and to make a full. report
4. That if the General Assembly-shall be con
vinced that any Professor in the Seminati
ca r tes ; doctrines repugnant to the-Word of God,
and to' our Confession of Faith, they shall require
the Board of Directors-to dismiss such Professor,
and to appoint another in his place. And if the
Directors neglect or refuse to comply with - an&
requisition, the General Assembly may *ithdraw
their •'patronage.. and superintendence from the
Seminary, and take such other steps as may be
,deemed necessary in the case. ,
.p. In . the ease of an election' for a Professor,
,when ' no one shall have' recelvtd two-thirds of
the 'votes of the 'Board 'of •Directors, then the
'names of the two persons who have received the
highest number pf votes , shall be ,reported to
the next General Assembli. That out of these
the AssembVinay proceed to the appoinment of
a Prefesior.-
Rev. J. C.-Brown moved to adopt the above re
, port. ,
And on motion of Rev. W. B. Spence; it was
eonaidered by sections, and adopted with' but one,
diasenting voice.' - • • ... •
I-. Board united in prayer 2 and thanksgiving:A;
p i e happy result thus BO harmoniously reached.
, The committee
. to whom were referred the re;
cords of the Executiie Comuifttee; reported.'
Their'repereietis'received, and after amendnient;
adopted,: midis as follows,-
~ ,Theicornmittee appointed to examine the:records
of,the prociiedings of the Executive Committee,
report, That they have performed the duty as
signed the4' and' find' them well and faithfully
kept, except the minutes of the first meeting, of
which no lep, ord is made. The committee reo,om-'
mend their . Ji.pproval up to page tivelve.
The subject of some additional agencies for the
colleCtion . ;:if funds, was referred to a committee
consisting of Rev. J. G. 'Monfort, D. D., Rev. J
C. Brown, fnd C. A. Spring.
The follcOing , reselution offered by Rey. F. N.
Ewing, was; after discussion, adopted, ids.:
.Risolved,': That the Synods having care and Con
trol of this Seminary, be requested, at their first
meeting, to admit the Synods of Upper Missis
sippi and.couthern lowa into union with them.
The committee. to report alterations in the Con
stitution, reported that they found none needed.
Report , accepted, and committee discharged.
' The committee to whom was referred the sub
ject of additional,agenoies, reported that they had
no plan to priipose. [This was in consequence of
the fact that the' general agent; Rev. Joe. Warren,
D. D., would make arrangements by which the
field would he occupied.] Report accepted and
committee discharged.
The Boaid adjourned till to-morrow morning
at 9 o'clock.
Closed with prayer.
. .
Friday Morning, 9 o'clock.
The'lloard met, and was opened, with prayer.
The Report of the Executive Financial Com
mittee was called up for consideration, and after
being read was, on the motion of Rev. Dr. Stan
ton, approved, and is as follows, viz. :
Report of the Executive Committee of the Presbyte
rian Theological Seminary of the North-West, to
the Board of Directors, at their meeting in Chicago, -
September Ist, 1867. •
• The Executive Committee meet the Board with
groitucia . to God, for his preserving care, and for
many indications of his favor during the year.
We haiee - had! much, daring the year of our.
Exeoutive duties, to encouvage-much which
has caused deep solicitude, and in all have been
made to feel step by step, that which in the begin
ning of our labors we expressed, that " except
the Lord built the house, they labor in vain who
build it."
We are pained to make official announcement to
the Board of a fact, long since known to each mem
ber in his individual capacity, that the Directors
of the Board in regard to a system of Synodical
agencies for the Institution, has most signally
failed. When we approached those brethren who
had been recommended by the Board for this
work, with proposals which looked to an exclu
sive occupation of their time, as to render it
probable that social and pastoral relations of
long continuance were to be snndered, the de
voted pastors shrank back, hesitated, and, finally
decided, as we believe, in every instance, that it
was duty, first and before all, to 4, feed the flock
over which - God, had made them overseers." This
was no isolated issue of our extended efforts to
arrange a Synodical Collective Agency. The
difficulty wasinsuperable—the plan devised, by
the Board, was a failure. Alive to the importance
of this vital part of our duties, your Committee
was, early after, again convened at Chicago, to ,
I seek Divine direction, and for mutual. counsel,
and prompt action. With a spontaneous and
hearty unanimity, our choice (after deciding upon
the necessity `for 'a General Agency,) fell upon
Rev. J. M. Stevenson, D. D. '
a brother whose
heart was full of love and zeal' our great , en
terprise ; and we separated in confident expecta
tion that his cervices would be secured, and the
work of collection be immediately, commenced.
Again we were to be metwith disappointment.
While Dr. Stevenson was setting his house in
order, and as we have reason to believe, was on
the point of signifying his acceptance of , our ap
pointment, his- Master and ours, called him in a
voice he could not disregard, to. go to the whitened
harvest in another field. We bowed with sub-
mission to the necessity'whichwas upon us, but
with deep regret, that such had been the issue of
all.our efforts.
Soon after our adjournment in June, we were
enabled to secure the services of Rev. Joseph.
Warren, D. D, of the synod of Indiana, who re-
Oita to the Colornittee tO-day, that he com
menced labor for the Seminary on the .first of
August, having been - unable to arrange his pri
vate affairs, and to be. absent from his congrega
tion sooner.
hist vieited:Weiv Albany; to learn ebtnething
of the state of the property of the Seminary
there, and then spent some days at Madison, and
procured indefinite pledges of aid. ,Re then ar
ranged to visit Cincinnati, and Hamilton and , -vi
cinity, in connexion with Dr. Thomas.
At this juncture, the report began to prevail,
that movements were on foot, -which might
change the controlling power of the Seminary,
and almost all held back,' lest these movements
should result in changes eo great that they shoUld
cease to . feel any interest in it.
All applications for funds were uniformly
treated as premature. The best advice which
the agent could get, led him to the conclusion
thatfit was u'sele'ss to spend money in the then
present state'Of things. The .general opinion of
friends seemed to be, that until'the present meet
ing of the Directorsof the Seminarrshould ad
vise some means to set the public mind at rest,
or, in other words, while questions that seriously
concern the character and management of -the
Seminary shall continue to be mooted, no contri
butions can be secured. The, agent, therefore,
returned to his congregation, discharged the
young man whom he had engaged to 'supply his
place,- and suspended operations till 'after this
meeting of the Directors. He now intimates-his
willingness to' go on with the agency, if= .it be
thought de,sirable.
The informal appointment of Dr. Warren was
It was not, until early in the Summer '
and after
the most patientand, pretreated efforts on behalf
of the_sub-Committee, to whom this , matter WaS
intrusted, that a warrantee ,deed eras obtained
from the Trustees of the Hyde Park Association,
for the four blocks:donated by, them. Their Ulti
mate liberality this noble grant, un
conditioned; in a legal point of view, demanded,
on the, part of the Committee, a verbal assurance
that, the. work upon, the, foundation of the, main
building shOuld be commenced early in Ally, and
the foundation be completed during the present
building season.
The President of the Illinois Central Railroad
Company, with the written consent of the Board
of Directors. has executed a bond (marked. BO
for, a deed of blocks numbered 49, 50 51 and 52
on the accompanyine map, with the sole condition
that the sum ,of $40,000 be expended upon the
Semiaary buildings prior to the first of January,
1859. ; ,
The Committee offer no opinion upon the
present or prospective yalue. of, these :lands.
They are, the admiration of all who see thcM.
Unsurpassed for healthfulness of position and
beauty of locality, we hazard oothing when we
say, that a more desirable spot in all regards
which render locality eligible for the great
Presbyterian enterprise of the age could hardly
be found.
The Committee obtained the services of a spe
eial'agent at Springfield; at the Sessions of the
Legislature last Winter, and a charter was ob
tained,,of,whiolt printed : copies for,the.use of the
Board accompany this report.
Early in the year's gentleman, whose liberality
is only equalled by his modesty in all he has done
for our Institution, who is a large• holder 'of
pioperty at Hyde Park and vicinity, was induced
by your CoMmittee to entertain (in connexion
with two other gentlemen,) a plan for' the en
dowment in perpetuity of a full Professorship in
'the Institution. This plan, and its issues, are
fully explained in a note to the Trustees, and
Which, with the bonds, acoompany , this report,
Marked C. It will be perceived from' these pa
pers, that the value of this source - of income in
perpetuity, depends upon the success of an insti
tution at Hyde Park, and the value of property
consequent thereupon, and is another and most
earnest reason why, with the utmost promptness
and liberality, our whole Church should engage
'in this work. Your Committee feel, and as freely
express the sentiment, that it would be most
disgraceful to ns now not to provide, with en
larged liberality, to meet all the expectations we
have awakened.
Aecoinpanying this Report, your Committee
present for your consideration and approval, plans
for Seminary Buildings. Upon this most impor
tant subject, your Committee have spent much
time and pains. We have come, to no hasty con
clusion. We confess that when first presented,
calling for the ultimate expenditure of sollarge a
sum as that involved in the plane before you, we
'tit", as perhaps the Board , will; from enter
, enterprise 'serious. But When we
to realise fol.. what, and' for whom we
were placed in this Un soughtpoSition of respon
sibility; Wien we reinembered 'that we were now
aliOnt to lay ' the fotihdittions for all time, of a
Theologiptl Seminary not merely for a city popu
lition Of oiiiihnndred thousand, but, in the time
of our children of half a million, if not of ten
hundred thousand souls; when the thought took
hold upon 'us that' here, where at the beginning
of this century of grace the white man had no
Mine in the'whole , great North-West which he
could call his own, and that before its close not
so few as twenty millions would inhabit it, and
that it, was for, these teeming millions we were
honored in founding an Institution for educating
young men to preach the Gospel; and when we
remembered and reviewed the liberal spirit with
which we had been . met by the donors of our
grounds ,at Hyde Park., and that they. had been'
thus liberal in the expectation that we would
erect such buildings es would add to the value
of their remaining property, and further enter
tained the belief that the property donated to us,
.(over and above the nine acres to be forever re
served for Seminary purposes,) would go far to
pay for all our building, when sold—we felt con
strained that you should fully sustain us in de
vising most liberally. We have so devised, and
are confident that in so doing we shall be ultimate
ly and liberally sustained, not only by the Board,
but by the Synods, and a liberal Church.
The Board resumed the consideration of the
ways and means for the present wants of the
The follo - wing resolution, offered by C. A.
Spring; was adopted, viz.
Resolved, That Rev. Dr. Smith be invited to
spend such time temporarily, as he may be able
to, without infringing' upon his other duties, in
efforts to raise funds for this Seminary, under
the direction of the. Executive Committee, and
the Executive Committee aro hereby authorized
to:employhim, and pay him for his services as they
may mutually agree.
The following resolution, offered by Rev. R. L.
Stanton, D. D. was passed, viz. :
Resolved, . That a copy of the journal of this
meeting of the Board; be furnished to some one
of the editors in this city, requesting its publica
tion ; . and when thui published, the Secretary be
directed,to• to the- Presby teriaw of the
West, the St. Louis Presbyterian, and the Presby
terian Herald, the Presbyterian Banner and Advo
cate, and the Presbyterian, and request the editors
of these papers respectively, to insert it in their
The Committee who were charged with the
duty of preparing .the Annual Report, were in
structed to print the same in pamphlet form, and
distribute, as soon as possible, and especially to
send copies to the Stated Clerks of the governing
Synods, and to draw on the Treasurer for the cost
After which the Board adjourned to meet
again, on the 17th of November neat, in the North
Presbyterian church, in Chicago, at eight o'clock,
Closed with singing, prayer, and the benedic
tion. IL C. MATTHEWS, Secretary.
Collections Made in all the Principal Cities.
Corner. Fourth and Smithfield Streets,
New York,
Baltimore, -
Cincinnati, - '-
Bt. Louis,
New Orleans,
BA 24$_N
Pith;burgh Banks,'"par
Philadelphia Banks, par
Other Eastern Pa., par
Interior ra., 1
New England Banks, 1 4
New York City, ' par
.4 4 4 . State = .3
New Jersey,
EaDimora, , par
Maryland, 2
District Columbia, 2
:' • • - Canada;
New Castle, Pa.;
Brie City,_ : ,"
Lancaster, "
Kentucky Trust/Ca,
Seneca County Bank, Ohio,
'Union Bank, Sandusky,
Canal Bank, Cleveland,
Coin. Bank, Cincinnati,
Com. Bank, Pertbamboy.
Bank of South County, R.. I.
Hougenot Bank, N. Y.
Altana Valley Bank, Dayton, 0
The fallowing Banks are reported closed:
Bank of New Jersey, New tsrunawiek; Kanawha Bank,
Va.; Rhode Island. Central; Farmers' Bank, Wickford;
Farmer,/ Bank, Saratoga County; Tiverton Bank, B. I.;
Union Bank, Frenchtown, N. J. Bergen County Bank, N.
34' Reciprocity Bank, Buffalo; Hollister Bank. Buffalo;
Cumberland Savings Bank, Mo.; Farmers' and Mechanics'
Bank, Kent County; Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Com
pany, Cincinnati; Life Insurance and Trust Company, New
York ;' Wooster Bank, Danbury, Conn.; Merchants' Ex
change Bank, Bridgeport, Conn.; Mount Vernon Bank,R. I.;
Island City Bank, N. Y 4 Oliver Lee & Co.'s Bank. N. Y.;
Hanby Bank, Veruiont; Farmers' and Mechanise' Bank,
Greenshorough, Idd.; Bank of Commerce. D. C." Dayton
Bank, Ohio ; Chorusing County Bank, N. S.; Ontario
ty,Bank, N.Y.; Ontario Bank, N. Y.; Niagara, River Bank,
N. V.; Bank of Orleans, N. T.; Bank of West Tennescien;
Colchester Bank, Conn; Monsum River Bank, Maine; San
ford Bank, Me.; .Hancock Bank, iffe4- Warwick Bank, 1i..T.4
America Bank, N. J.; Cataract Bank,.N. .f.; Bk. of "the Cap
ital, 'lndianapolis. Ind.; ContralHank, Indianapolis, Ind.;
Bank of.Elgin, HI a. - • . •
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Market House and FM street, would call the attentioo of
his friends and easterners, and all other% Who 'May - Stier Min
with theirliadei thee for the inturdlie will be" found'atlis
New Shoe Store, as above, with an, entirely New ~stock of
Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers ;Tam Leaf, Pedal,Tustin, and
Braid Rata, dre4, consisting in 'pint of Gents' 'Fancy GiWra
Boots. eiingres& Gaifini, Oxford Ties f ko., he.; Ladies'i Mims'
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embrace's everything worm by the ladies of=Philadelphia anC
New York, and, he trusts, cannot fail to please all. Great
care Mug been taken lin selectiog the phoicwit . goods; all of
thiCh he *orients.
He also continues to manufacture as heretofore ; all; de
scriptions of .Boots and Shoes, and ids long experience, of
over twenty years in bustnesa in this city itct, he trusts, a suf
ficient guaranty that those Who fever him with their custom
will be fairly dealt with ap26-tf
Ween tfarkeVipuyellostatii ptreOts, Pbiladelhia, bay. for
Dry and Omni Salted Patna Ripe, Tanners Oil, Tanner's
and Currier's Tools at the lowest primps and upon the best
sgp- All kinds of Leather in the rough waited, for
which the highest market ,price will be given In cash, dr
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Tennessee, says: "Notwithstanding the irregular use of
Mrs., B. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer, &c., the falling off
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REV: WM. tIinTER, Ed. Mother's Magasine, N. Y.: "My
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REV. B. P. STONE, D. D., Concord, N. H.: "My hair which
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SCIENCE, a Monthly Magazine of 'forti-eight pages,
conducted by the Faculty of Tbe Eclectic' College .of Medi•
due, Is published at One Dollar a Year, payable in advance.
Communications for subscription, or for specimen 'Ambers,
should be directed to
Dr. CAL OLP.AVELAND, Publisher.
139 Seventh Street,,Oineinnati, Ohio
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evenings till 9 o'clock.
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without notice, to'rmy amount. • .
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ing of money on interest. The investments, amounting to
made in contbrmity with the provisions of the Charter, in
such first...class securities as will always huinre perfect se
curtty to the depositors, and which cannot fail to give per
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the Hayarille Station of the P. Ft. W. and Chicago J.
Forfnrther particulars, address S.YRBASE, M. D.,
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have associated themselves in the practice of Med
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Elfth Street, opposite the tathedral.
'Dr: Reiter will attend ettlie oniae daily. and may be eon'
ipnlted .hie residenoe, in .: No t t tit arty, In the , morn i ng
aranhffirs. • •
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AT prErsoußciri,
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COLLEGE OF THE 11.ES1, •' --:,
Awarded to this College, by the Ohio, PI kiligpn, arq h
Sylvania state Falls, m 1855 end 11356, for the beR.4,.i,,'
and Ornamental Writing.
Taught by a practical business man, who publi4,l ar
jar work on Book-keeping as early as 18IE! ;
Commercial College is Rook-keeping taught - 11-
having an equal amount of experience in ttack.h.
Ruiners Practice.
TERMS, kc.
PoliCommercial Course, time unlimited, - -
Average time to complete a thorough Course, 6 to 7 f,
Can enter at any time—review at. pleasure. Board
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$2-b0 to $3.00. Prices for tuition and bard—h?plzh:'
city in the Union—its great variety of huskers. r,„
the cheapest and most available point in the finite
for young men to gain a Business Education ; and
specimens of Writing, and Circular, sent free of r
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At'haEile. oll .D MALE. SKAINAij;
The Winter Session, of five months, will commence
Wednesday in November.
Eilienses, for Boarding, Fuel,Light and Tuition lc
gllsh branches, $6O per Session. Ancient and Mod j
gonges,each $5. Lessons on the Piano, and use of 143 4 ;
meant; $16.. Painting and Drawing, each $5. Or th e
mint of 480,-ivillinclude the whole. Ph!.
A daily stage connects with the cars at Newark.. Del,
• ),•••,.
also at Paricesburg, Pa. Address
J. M. DICKEY, or
Oxford,Sept. 20,1854 SAMUEL DICKEY, Orfc,:,
A W the public to the
where may' be found a large assortment of all kind, •
Dry Goode, required in funilahir . 4l a house, thus
the trouble usually experienced in hunting such anie ,
in various places. In consequence of our giving olr
tention to . thius kind of stock, to the exclusion of
and Miley goods, we can guarantee our prices and ityi
to be the most favorable in the market.
we are able to give perfect satisfaction, being the env,
tor more than twenty years regular Importers from ar t
of: the best rominfeetnrers in 'lreland. We offer alw, a
large stook, of
of the best qualities to be obtained, and at the very lone t
prices. Also, Blankets, Quilts, Sheetings,
mask Table • Cloths, and Napkins, Towellings,
fluckabacs, Table and Piano Covers, Damasks and
reins,, Lace and Muslin Curtains, Dimities, Inman,
Obintses,Viiidow kc.
S. W. coiner CHESTNUT and SEVENTH St%
artl3o4f Philadelphic
(Suceeseor to Bailey & Renshaw,)
253 Liberty Street,
Has just received his Spring stock of choice Family Grcren.
ies, including
150 hf. chests choice Green and Black Teas ;
00 bags prime •llio Coffee ;
25 do. do. Laguayra Coffee;
85 mats do. Java do.
4 bales do. Mocha do.
20 barrels New York 'Syrup ;
5 hlitds. Lovering's Steam. Syrup ;
. 12 do. prime Porto Rico Sugar;
50 bble. Lovering's double refined Sugar;
25 do. Baltimore soft . do. do.
Also—Spices, Pickles, Sauces, Fruits, Fish, Engat-entd
Items, Drawl Reef, &c, &e., wholesale and retaiL
Catalogues furnished, g i ving an extended list of stock.
-4. Domestic Duties; or, The Family a Nuners lc?
Earth and 'leaven. By the Rev. Burns W. Bailey. tins.,
pp. 120 Price 20 and 25 cents. The duties of bustard. ,
and wives, of females, of parents and children. are hoe
stated and enforced in a style at once attraitirs and
11. Ella _Clinton; or, By Their Fruits ye Shell Slur
Them. By Cousin Martha, ISmo., pp. 205. Price 25 a:A
80 cents. This is an engaging story of an orphan girl.
IIL Lessons for the Little Ones. By a Teacher of In.
tants. 18rini.,' pm. 180.. With engravings. Price 25 and ::.IrJ
cents. These lessons, derived from Scripture, are full olio
serest for juvenile readers. •
IV.. Gleanings , from Beal Life. By 8. S. Bglisess, as
thoreas Of “Lizzie Ferguson." 18mo., pp. 180. Price a
'and 80 cents. 'lt consists of fourteen sketches, drawn free
real life,all exhibiting the beauty of godliness.
V. nnie Grey, and other sketches. By Olive.
pp.. 72. Price 15 cents. Seven short, but interesting
skeitches, intended especlally,for little girls.
• VI , Children of Abraham; or,Sketches of Jewish Cat.
verb... Being in part a sequel to eila Ada. 18mo..pp.
Price 20 and 25 cents. The readers of Leila Ada will is
pleased to learn something more about her cousin low,
who stood biller eo nobly at the time of her fiery trial.
.. - .lrlL. The Life of, Mn., w
Sherwood, author of He
Little .31eray and his, Bearer, &c. Abridged in
stied Board. - 1.2m0., pp. 152, 'with a portrait. Price fe
A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of Ged;
consisting Of a Meditation for the,slornitag of each Day in
'the" Year, rpOn aelect texts of Scrinture. Humbly intended
to eatabliah the faith, promote the comfort and influence
the practice of the followers of the Lamb. By Mims
Mason.. Limo., pp. 510. Price 70 cents. This is a reprint
Of a Woe* long and well kriovrn' to God's people, as one of
'the best books'of devotional reading to be found in the
English language..
IX. A Spiritual Treasury for The Children of God; fee.
slating of it Meditation for the Evening of each Day in the
Year, upon select tette of Scripture. By William hest.
12mm, pp,508. Price 70 cents. This book should fads
place by the side of the Bible in every closet of the hod.
X. The Bishop and the Monk ; or Sketches of the Lire
of Pierpsolo Vergerio and John Craig, Converts from Pe
wry. 18mo.. pp. 166. Price 20 and 25 cents. These ea
very interesting and instructive sketches of the lives of n
Italian bishop and a Scotch monk, during the time of do
Reformation from Papery.
XI. Isabel; or, Influence. 18mo., pp. 155, with ea
graying& Price 20 and 25 cents. An excellent volume for
the Sabbath School library:.
111. Little Talks for Little Folks. Written for the Pro
,byteritua Board of Publication. Idmo., pp. 72. Price li
cents. An.idndrable little volume for the little folks.
XIII. What is Faith ? By the Bev. R. H. Beattie. Pe-
Ittihad by request of the Synod of New York. 18m0.,N.
102. Prim 1b and 20 cents.
XIV. The Holy Life and Triumphant Death of Mr. Jr
Janeway, Yellow of King's College, Cambridge. By tts
Rev. Jame/ ; Jai:Lora), ]tmo., pp. 166. Price 20 and 5
Santa. This is a striking narrative of one who lived ett
fwgintribur years on earth, yet attained to a singniatly u
nited piety, and departed in triumph to his heaser4
XV. Gems of Thought; being Moral and Religious ßr
Sections from Matthew Henry and others. Selected 17
Harrison Hall. 32:m0., pp. 128. Gilt edge. Price 25 cep.
XVI. Onr Friends in Heaven; or, the Mutual Swell
lion of the Redeemed in Glory Demonstrated. By the Rsr.
J. M. iillen, M. .A., Comber. 121n0., pp. 225. Price 6
KM. In Doore and Ont of Doore; or,
Life among th e
Children. By ?airy Means, author of Pictorial
Book. 'Square 16m0., pp. 183, with five beautiful colored
engravings. 'Averyattractive book, which cannot bat be
Published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication, Ss
821 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
jelfitf JOSEPH P. ENGLES, Publishityr Are.
STITETION is tinder the care of the Presbytery t;
Zanesville, and is located at Washington. Ohio, on theSa
tional Road„.half. way from Wheeling, to Zanesville; sal
only three miles North of the Central Ohio Railroad. Th
surrounding eountry is hilly and remarkable 'healthy.
A large,' tasteful, and convenient building, has ben
erected*and furnished with suitable apparatus; the nadae
signed denote their attention entirely to the institaties.
'and all the necessary arrangements have been made
educating, young men on the moat approved principles.
The Course 'of studies includes an English and Claseix!
Department, and is extensive enough to prepare etudexa
for the Junior Class in the best Colleges. Strict Wear::
will be given to the comfort, manners end morals of tie
pupils, and .they will enjoy the advantages of a Litettil
Society, a Library, and a Philosophical Apparatus.
Very small or backward boys are not received, nor will xl
be permitted to remain who are either immoral, imiolx•
or unwilling to form habits of diligent study. On Omaha
band, we invite young men of good character and studios
habits, who desire a Ord education to fit themselve, xr
business or. fur teaching ; and especially pions )(mu,:
preparing for the Gospel ministry, whose presence sr l
lluence wo highly appreciate.
TERMS or Tomos.—ln the Classical Department,
per Session of five months; Senior English Defirt. o4l '
$lO.OO, per Session of five months: Junior English OW
ment, ISM, per Session of live months.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance. Rooms and bark
ing will be furnished by respectable private famillet. ll
$2.00 per week. The Sessions commence on the first Noli
day of May and of November.
J. Y. MOUE, Assistant.
jvil ly
ILI ACADEMY, located in Chaster County, l' a; RR
The next Session will commence Tuesdey. September 1'"
18.57, and continue forty weeks. Students admitted at std
time during the Session.
Among the advantages which the above named InEthhti' s
affords, those as under, may be mentioned :
First—The method pursued in imparting a knolded o (.1
the Greek -and Latin Languages, is that of Literal *slim
terlinear Translations, furnished gratuitously, which
slates the period of study, reduces the amount of labor. 0 .
increases, beyond all other systems, the actual acquire eV
of the student -
Second—Penmanship and Drawing. The artist ha lt '
Charge of this Department. is one of the best in the !i' 4 `;
and was awarded the premium for his specimens at the ~•;'
OHS ter County Horticultural Fair.
Third—Modern Languages are taught by a German. 'it'
speaks fluently both the French acid the German Ltr
ourth--bfusical Department. This department L 004
the supervision of a native German, possessing rare 3 Th i
knowledged ability and attainments.
In thla department those desiring it, may receive i r- ' ffl ;,.
tion in the Classical Compositions of Mmtart, Beet/ °
Ilan e el. etc .
During the Session, addresses on topics of Science rd. °.
erature, will be delivered by the following gentlemen : SO.
D. R. Hotcbkln; Rev. Robert Lowry; Thomas B.
LL.D.; Professor F. A. Mills;
A. R. Gaston. M.D.: 11. 4 . c...
E. Moore; E. Townsend, D. D. B.; William Elder , 3 1 .1' ;
Thomas; Fitzgerald ; Rer. T Snowdon Thomas; Wilto rj ur ,
Blakeslee, M. D.; Den. D. M. Smyser, and J. &Da
If:D.; in connexion with many others not yet heard • T u, ,'"
Also, ,a courre on Agricultural Chemistry, by a Po
sicnal teacher and lecturer. be
. The Introductory Discourse of the Session will.
livered by the Principal, on Wednesday, September :a..
Rasa:mum Cousirrrx—Rer. J. N. 0. On D. D. ;
Miller, dog.; Rev. Alexander M. Wiggins, IL A. far
For references, terms and further particulars. Fee
logne and Prospectus, which will be mailed by adder*
either of the undersigned, 2. 0. COCHRAN. 3 1 . ;L I
Ray. A. G. Meatuses, superintendents. griliur;
ItY ()Filth! Inst : itn tiort, by Dif. SDIITH. rs . "°°.
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sale in most book swede. Copies containing the cstal,
the Grodnates and Honorary Members, at 11.25: wi g '"
this Catalogue. $l.OO. Copies mailed for- 3 d with C r,.
logue, and without Catalogue for $1.16. Agents waat i ilt
Roll this, and other works, to whom a liberal dimode..l
be given. Active young men, with a small em'° °
money, can makefrom $3.00 to $6.00 per dal'.
Address the Publisher, J. T. SJIBTOCK•
Pittsburgh. ,
N. B.—The following resolution was unaninkeeslY
by the Board of Trustees ofJetlerson College. on the Ott
August, 1857 : lfct
/ Resolved. Thatwithont endorsing every sentiment v _
contains, it
the Board recommend to the public. the
~ • JeftersOn:Oollege, eed by Dr. Smith,
correct exhibition dupe Nailing fade the history 0 1;7 -
ven4able an sobstann.,:l4