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Advosate l V.l. MCI, •o. *8
DAVID MeKINNEY and JAMES ALLISON, Editors.
Be a Man.
Cease your whining, cease your fretting,
Cease your railing at your lot ;
You 'ye no time for useless dreaming, It
These complaitlings profit not.
What if life is not all pleasure,
Fretting wont relieve the pain ;
Noble souls have never leisure,
At misfortune to complain.
Meet misfortune's drooping willows
Like the sailor meets the storm, •
Just to ride upon its billows, ,
Till they bear him to bis bourn.
Catch the breeze, oryou 'II slimed not;
Life 's fog labor, ntit,for sport;
(Idiot seas thy way will , speed not',
Calms wont bring thee into port.
If you would yourself be happy,
You must , happinces impart;
Blebs your nighbers all around you,
'Twill return'to your own heart,
'Let your sympathies flow. outward,
• ' WV% the , sorrowful condole I
Let yckir smiles'be like the sunshine,
• Cheeribg 'every weary soul.
All which you, may be desiring,
May not lie within your power;
Yet, what God is now requiring,
Is, do well the present, hour;
Go, and now relieve life's sorrows,
Let not indolence provaik;
Re who, waits until tomorrow.
To do good, :41111 enrol:) , fail.
Let your aim , beligh and holy,
And your motive strong'and true;
Life has pleasureS for the lowly,
Life has something still to do.
Idle hands are always weary,
Selfish natures know no joy;
Loving souls are ever cheery,
Toiling spirits never cloy.
Onward, upward, mounting higher,
On eaoh i wave-top r as it rolls;
01 your souls With manly fire,
Labor Is for noble souls.
Fight God's battles, till your Master,.
Bids you lay your armor down ;
He has a reward prepared,
Bear the cross and wear the crown.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
MESSRS. EDITORS ;—No doctrine van be
more vita/ to Christianity than the doctrine
of the Atonement. Just and Scriptural
views in relation to it are, therefore, pro.,
portionally important.' Views, on this sub-•
pot, rndioally defective, must necesssrily
vtitiate all our ether views' of the Christian
Perhaps the Calvinistic system in general,
and the Presbyterian Church in, partioular;
have been as grossly misrepresented on this
subject is on any other. • Much •of this
misrepresentation, I am inclined to think,
must, originate in utter ignorance of our true
position. That position it is highly import
ant should be well understood, especially by
our own people ; many of whom, we fear,
are poorly qualified to expose the sophistry
of wily antagonists, The object of this,
with a few additional consecutive Nos.,
is to exhibit, as briefly as may be consistent
with perspicuity, the Presbyterian Faith,
especially with reference to the extent of
the Atonement, evincing as we proceed, the
truth and soundness of that faith, both
from reason and Revelation. To honest,
candid, well-meaning people of whatever
name, many of whom stand in danger of
being utterly misled, on this subject, by de
signing men, this cannot be an unacceptable
WHAT IS THE ATONEMENT ?
The primary meaning of the word, as
given by 9r 4 great American Lexicographer,
is, "agreement; concord ; reconciliation
after enmity or controversy." In illustra
tion of this definition, Dr. Webster refers to
ROM. v., which, perhaps, more than any
other single chapter in the Bible, affirms
the truth of the definition. That this is the
obvious and principal meaning of the word,
as pervading the whole Bible, no well-in
formed student of the sacred volume will,
for a. moment, deny. And when, in theo
logical language, Atonement is defined, as
it often is . , " a satisfaction for an injury, or
an expiation for sin made by the obedience
and sufferings of Christ," it is understood
that this expiation and satisfaction are made
in order to, and as tl' means of rifooncilia•
tion, and of course always includes it. If
satignotion, the divinely appointed condi
tion of reconciliation, be rendered by the
Son, the boon of pardon and reconciliation
cannot be • justly withheld by the Father.
This is too obvious to admit of discussion.'
Sin put man and his Maker at variance, and
the Atonement produces reconciliation; sin
makes them two—the Atonement puts them
as one 'again, and hence called an At one.
meat. Of course, it follows that where
there is no, reconciliation, there is no at.
onement. The , original words for Atone
ment in both Bebrew and G-reek, manifestly
include the same Veh of Reconciliation.
roc the Preebyteadan BaWier and Advocate.
The Presbytery of Zanesville recently
met in this place. The meeting was large,
and of unusual interest. Sermons were
preached by Revs. Hoge, Mimi Won, Platt,
and Robinson, creating much interest, and
no doubt lasting benefit to,thelarge congre
gations that heard them.
Rev. W. N. Ferguson remained over the
Sabbath to aid the pastor in the administra
tion of the Lord's Supper. This was a re
freshing season, indeed. Seven were added'
by letter, and seven by profession of their
faith in lihrist.
On Monday =mina, sixteen children
were dedicated to Golf in baptism. We
trust these are indications of better days for
this church, and that many more will soon
"stand up for Jesus."
The Enquirer, of McOonnellsville, after
giving the proceedings of Presbytery, thus
speaks of the services:
"The most distinguishing features of these
meetings, were the peace, the harmony, and
the good feeling which characterized all in
attendance; the universal sentiment and
lively interest manifested by the pastors of
the different denominations of the place,
and the regularity and zeal which the citi
zens Manifested by their presence and at
This was a season long to be remembered,
ip which God's people realize, that " the/
''4 l *l,4gPrk hhiill mount up with , iiihge ,
1614114 shalt rmi and not biii.4,40)1,
*lneptii4tiiilk`aid rioD Nine
for the Presbyterian banner Rod Advocate.
'Sanative of the State of Religion.
Adopted by the Presbytery of Ohio, of the Pres
byterims Church, at ita meeting, held in the
Sixth Presbyterian church, Pittsburgh, Pa., April
It is with feelings of gratitude we note the
preservation of the' lives of all our ministerial
brethren during the year ; and that, though some
of them have been enfeebled by ill-health, still
their pastoral duties have been but little inter
fered with, and have not been without marked
evidenoe of the Divine blessing. 4
The reports from the congregations under the
care of this Presbytery, authoriie us to record
the following items touching the State of Religion
in our bounds;
First. No special outpouring of the Spirit has
accompanied the preaching of the Word, distin
guishing this year as one of remarkable revivals
throughout our churches. Still, God has been
manifestly present with all our congregations,
preserving order,,peace, and harmony among the
members; and keeping, by his giace, the new
converts who thronged his temple gates one year
giro, from the ensnaring wiles of the destroyer,
and in the way of holineSs ; so that, as far as
known to us, they all remain steadfast and im
movable, abounding in the knowledge, fear, and
work of the Lord.
Everywhere are the services of the sanctuary
much prized and diligently sought, by attentive
worshippers, who reverently hear the Gospel
preached, and by their Christian liberality and
godly deportment prove that they feel the power
of Divine truth. `Ministers have become, in deed
and in truth, ambassadors for Christ, and full of
the Spirit of their heavenly Master ; with hearts
burdened with the responsibility of immortal
souls, and the thrilling story of a Saviour's Live,
their constant theme is "Christ and him crud..
tied." :The same earnestness of manner, tender
ness of address, love for saving truth, and sim
plicity of style, which distinguished the sermons
of last year, are the leading features of the
pulpit exercises of this year. ,
Secondly. It is worthy of particular note, that
Sabbath Schools and Bible classes have increased
in numbers and interest. The youthhave, in many
places, been made the subject of special prayer,
and the Conventions of Sabbath School teachers,
held particularly in our city districts, have in
fused a new life into those who have the charge
of this department of the Church's agency. Some
of our Sabbath Sohoo's have been doubled during
the last fewmonths, and new ones havebeen organ
ized, which have brought . .within the reach of
Goepel truth, hundreds who would otherwise
have remained in gross spiritual darkness. Many
churches have also revived Catechetical instruc
tion, and that incomparable compend of Scrip
tural teachings—the Summit Carsonism—has
been restored to its proper place in the doctrinal
and ethical training of youth..
Thirdly. Prayer meetings have been multi
plied, and" the numbers that attend them are
large. A deep and lively interest pervades the
exercises, and with but few exceptions, men pray
with a fervor, earnestness, and faith, which dis
tinguish those only who Bits near to a throne of
grace. Still there are too many in all our churches
who do not frequent the place of social prayer,
and whose hearts seem but little moved by the
prevailing feeling of interest on the subject of
religion. For this we would humble ourselves
before God, and, on behalf -of our erring breth
ren. supplicate pardoning and sanctifying grace.
Fourthly.—Chief among the cameo sof lamen
tation, we notice the increased prevalence of the
use of intoxicating drinks—the fruitful source of
Sabbath desecration, debauchery, and crime.
And though the members of the Chnich, for the
most part, personally abstain from every thing
that intoxicates, still too great an apathy is every
where prevalent on this subject.. In some of the
churches, however, large and enthusiastic meet- ,
ings have been held, which partake much of the
zeal and fervor of former days, and whose influ
ence, it is hoped, will aid much in directing public
opinion- arightv , and .itt giving ItzWrap,etus to, a.,
successfOl reformatory movement in, favor of
Finally. While we long for limes of 'still
greater refreshing from the presence of , the Lord
—for suph an outpouring of his'Spirit that shall
make the heart of the most obstinate sinner to
bow before the cross of Calvary, a suppliant for
mercy, and fill our earthly sanctuaries with in
quiring souls, asking the way to heaven; we would
not despise the tender mercies of our Heavenly
Father,nor ungratefully participate in the rich and
abundant blessings, temporal and spiritual,' with
which he has so graciously visited our churches;
but }lour out our souls in sentiments of gratitude
and praise, to the Great Shepherd of Israel, who
has led us by the still waters and into the green
pastures of his grace. And we would "mention
the loving kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises
of the Lord, Recording to all that Lord bath
bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward
the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on
them accOrding to his mereiee, and according to
the`multitude of his lovingrkindnesses."
for the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate. •
Presbytery of Palestine.
ACTION ON THE NORTH WESTERN SEMINARY.
PALESTINE, April 15, 1859
The Presbytery of - Palestine, fully impressed
with the sense of the obligation imposed upon
them in common with their brethren in every
place, by the Great Head of the _Church, ,
preach the Gospel to every creature ` ,
and that in
order to the discharge of this 6bligatimi, it our
duty not only to pray- the Lord of the harvest to
send forthiaborers, but to put,forth corresponding'
efforts to 'raise, up _and train, the sons of the „
Church whom the Lord may call to this work:
And being'fully convinced frOra 'the' teachings
of Providence in all past time, '
and by many •
years of painful experience , that if ever a euffi.-
dent number of thoroughly qualified, faithful,
earnest, and devcted ministers be provided—they
must for the most part be sought for and. raised
up in the fields of their future labors; and as
far as human instrumentality is concerned, they
ought to be trained under the instructions of
experienced, earnest, and godly Ministers of
Christ, themselves identified with the great wiirk.
Convinced, however, as we' are; •that Other
things being equal—from local, attachments and
sympathies felt by themselves, and reciprocated
by the people, and from their in - I:line:to 'acquaint
ance with peculiarities, habit's; tsttstonis, : and
wants of every kind—such a • ininistry: frill 'be
1110 re fully identified with their work, and mowe
efficient than it could otherwise be ; and since,
from this felt necessity, there has been 'for more
than a quarter of a century an effort to briild up
a Theologioal Seminary, to meet,• if possible; the
pressing ,wants of this field—an effort
araid many and'great diffioulties, has been owned`
of God to the furnishing 'Of dearly two' hrindred
miniaters with the means of preparation for their
work, and whaareanow laboring withlacceptance,-
and in many,inßtances with great usefulness. ,
In view of there, facts-:•-with this wide-spread
field of religions destitution around us' already,
peopled, with millions of souls, and increasing
in population with unparalleled rapidity—a field
even now white unto the harvest, and perishing
for want of laborers ; with these solemn facts
before us, and the Redeemer's last command upon
us, we cannot entertain the thought of abandoning
the enterprise of building up and fully .sustain
ing the Theological 'Seminary already existing
We believe that it is now, for the most part,
the clearly settled policy of our Church to pro
vide for the training of her future ministers in
%It is, moreover, the manifest policy of the
Church, founded on a conviction of what is
needful for her work, to establish a plurality of
such institutions, under' her own care and im
mediate-supervision, in every large field where .
the work seems to call for it, and' where the
man and,means may be had for their establish
While;we, therefore, in our collective capacity
as a Presbytery, and individually as ministers
and Ruling Elders of the Church, utterly dieolabn
all seotional designs and divisive measures, we,
at the same time, feel it to be a bounden duty
in common with our brethren, to labqr to build
up, and fully sustain a Seminary in our midst
And while we make this declaration, we are only
claiming to do a work to which the circumstances •
of the field, and the providence of God are plainly
calling us. "
While we labor and pray, for the establishment
of a Seminary, we only claim whtst, is our right,
and • what , we- most cheerfully concede to our
brethren in other parts of our beloved Church
and country. In view of these considerations,
and others which might be mentioned,
Resolved, That this Presbytery heartily concur
in the transfer of the whole enterprise, to the
General Assembly, itatitifty manner smite
••ir in the action of the ibtlfode."
lietoteed, 'Xilat It is the ~earaeet hope of this ,
Preebytery,.that the Getty l' Assembly, "fit thigi
gyp' oaohiug tussling,ikfin 4t4tftipt
rum, ski frolat4r *IS noilr Ole** awl*
" ONE THING IS NEEDFUL:" "ONE THING HAVE ' , DESIRED OF THE LORDi." "-THIS.ONE' THING I DO."
PUBLICATION OFFICE, GAZETTE BUILDING, FIP STREET, ABOVE GMITHKELD, PITTSBUB 4 GH, PA.
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FOR THE WEEK ENDigte--SATitrikillii MAY 7 1859
as will secure the immediate establishment of
this long cherished and much needed interest,
and that we wstuld deprecate the postponement of
what is now a felt necessity.
Resolved, While we would prefer the location of
the Seminary in our own State, yet at whatever
point within our bounds the Assembly in their
wisdom may locate, the Seminary, we will concur
in the same, and by our prayers and henefactions,
labor to sustain arid build it up.
Per order of Presbytery,
A. Mamamm, Stated Clerk.
For the Presbyterian Banner and AdTecate.
Extract from Minutes of Presbytery of
This Presbytery met at Kittanning, April 13th,
Overture. What is the duty. of the churches
;under your care with regard to the cause of Tem
perauce, at the present time?
Answer. We, the- Presbytery, are persuaded
that the circumstances of Ithe times in regard to
the matter of this Overtrike, are such as to . call
fora present utterancefromus in relatiomthereto.
The manufacturkofitinlaissioatisigtdrinke. to ,be
used as a beverag*lffiii-tisiffio-therein;aind. , the;
use thereof cannot, under the light that has been
thrown upon them, from scieace, from C04:11310n
observation, and from the plain principles and de
clarations of the Bible, be regarded otherwise
than as wholly and only evil.'- They are ;the dif
ferent departments of a .business that 'does not
possess one recommendatory: quality, to shield it
from the just' and uncompromising opposition of
all philanthropists, all patriots, all Christians ;
business that is utterly; and unqualifiedly taxless,
as to any good, either to the bodiesxr the, souls
of men, whilst its positive tendency, to the extent
that it is prosecuted, is to ruin'the temporal hi
terests of its wretched victimsotnd to .destroy
their souls. Who can number the.tenth part of
the miseries to which it leads in time.?. And as to
eternity, this awful declaration has come to ns from
heaven, " Nor drunkards Mail inherit eternal life.",
In view of the facts embodied in the foregoing
statement, we deem'it the duty of the Church, in
the persons of all her. members, to abstain en
tirely from the use, as .a beverage, of all intoxicat
ing drinks. "Abstain from all appearance of
evil." We are not our own, but are bought with
a price. Whether we eat therefore, or drink, or
whatsoever we do, let us do all to the glory of
In view of the same feats, we deem it the duty
of the Church, in the persons of all her, members,
to resist steadfastly every temptation that :may
at any time be brought to bear upon any of them,
to induce them to engage in either the manufac
ture of, or traffic in :intoxicating drinks, for the
use above mentioned. Let us judge this that no
man put a stumbling: block, or an occasion to
in his brother's way! '"Poe! unto tam that
givettillis neighbor' drink, that , prittest thy bottle
to him and makest him drunken!" •
Again : we deem it . the duty of the Church, in
the persons of all her members, to refuse their
aid to - all applicants for a license or legapermis-
Sion, having forits object the vending of intoxi
eating drinks, either= by signing their petitions,
or otherwise advocating their cause. ,4 Be not
partakers of other men's sins. Neither bid him
God speed for he that biddeth him God speed, is
a partaker of his evil deeds."
And moreover we deem it the duty of all Chris
tian citizens, to use their influence as citizens;
in the most available, orderly- way they can, to
obtain such a modification of the statutes of - this
Commonwealth, as that they shall no longer afford
the authority and protection of law to the blight
ing curse of this liquor. business, =by which
thousands are falling at our side, and ten thou
sands at our right hand; but on the contrary,
that they shall fix upon it the stigma of outlawry,
and furnish sufficient guarantees of protection
against it. '"AR we have opportunity, let us do
Further, we deem it the duty of all our minis
ters and church Sessions to endeavor, in the use
'of all authorized means, not only to discounte
nance and discourage intemperacce.'and, ail , the
influences that lead to it, but to aim at its entire
eradication, as fir as it is found Within their
proper Sur' sdictiOn.
And finally, we deem it the duty of all our
people--ministers, elders, and members—to co
operate with other friends of sobriety, morality,
and religion, in bringing a well-directed public
moral sentiment to bear upon the subject, and
thus to work together with them toward the
accomplishment of the end in view; and whereas
much good has re.ulted in times past by the
organization of Temperance Societies, and the
holding-of Conventions to discuss the general
subject of Temperance, and to call out and con
centrate the strength of the friends of the cause,
so as to 'render it more • efficeint 'in the right
direction, we call the attention of all our congre
gations to that method, as one that, in our
opinion, is still capable of accomplishing much
Resolved, That this paper be published in the
Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Attest: W. W. Woonunn, Stated Oleik.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Presbytery of Allegheny.
The Presbytery of Allegheny met in Butler, on
Tuesday, the 12th of April, and continued in ses
sion until Wednesday night, at 10 o'clock.
Rev. David Hall was chosen Moderator, and
Rev. W. G. Taylor_ Clerk, for the ensuing year.
Calls were presented from the congregations of
Buffalo, and Glade Run, each for
one-third of the 'ministerial labors of Rev. J. V.
Miller. Mr.. Miller having declared his accept
ance of these arrangements were made for
Mr. S. P.,Kinkaid was- licensed to preeilt,the
The question oil the subject of the Deraiseion
of-the-Ministerial Office, was answered in the
Rev. W. G. Taylor, and Wm. Campbell, elder,
were elected Commissioners to the General As-
Rev. James S. Boyd was unanimously chosen
Principal of the Witherspoon Institute.
The ; supplies were .appointed:
Menezer.-L-Rev. J. R. Coulter, First Sabbath
in May ; Rev. Miller. Fourth Sabbath in May
Rey. Rinkaid, Third Sabbath:in June.
Bull Creek.—Rev. Ogden, Fourth Sabbath in
.Taremtune.—Rev. Hall. Fifth Sabbath in May.
NEWTON .. BBAOKRN, Stated Clerk.
t for the Preebyterfan Benner and Advocate'
Presbytery of Zanesville.
This Presbytery closed its last meeting in Me-
Connellsville, on the 14th inst. The meeting was
full, harmonious, and pleasant. Fifteen ministers
and seventeen elders were present. "
Of the items of business transacted, the fol
lowing may be of some general interest:
The Overture from the General Assembly, re
specting, Demission of the Ministerial Office,"
was responded to in the negative.
The report o$ the Trustees or the Miller
Academy, shows the institution to be in a flourish
ing condition. •
Rev. James M. Platt, and. Elder "Isaac Storer,
were appointed Commissioners to the next Gen
The pastoral relation between Rev. A. R. Hamil
ton and the churehes'of Broivneville and Union
town, was dissolved, and the churches are per
mitted to supply themselves till the next stated
meeting of Presbytery,
The following was adopted, viz.: Inasmuch as
the Synod of Ohin has enjoined upon its churches
to increase greatly their contributlons to the
Boards of the Church,
Resolved, That the pastors present be directed
to state the injunction of Synod to their congre
gations) and urge them to enlarged liberality, as
well as to regularity in taking op their contribu
tions to all the Boards, and that the elders in
vacant churches do the same in their congrega
The fact having been announced that the Pres
bytery was then holding its fiftieth anniversary
meeting, a Committee was appointed to report a
minute touching this faot. The Committee re
ported the following:
WIMILBAS, It appears that it is nowftfty years,
since the organization of this Presbytery, and as
the lapse of time should ever admonish us of the
end of oar labors, and lead ns to review God's
dealings with us in the petit; therefore, '
Resolved, That in view of the history of God's
dealings in giving great enlargement and manifold
blessings to his Church in these bounds, we de
sire to record his great goodness with heart-felt
gratitude, and to give praise and glory to his
great and holy name. .
Reaolved, That we the present members of this
judicatory, upon whose shonlderti, rest the bur
den of the Increasing interisfterid I#oro this'
portion of ktoito heritage, InmittY't*Onelze: our
hiekreetio4thtiltiewluul wh'4lowO feel our urter
itLetit4loo;il44 , erieourage4.,,bit .thO &nip tlik
bees grown itroin : th e toile of ifoi
brethren, we now. desinh.relying on the power and
grace of God, to bear firviall the Standar&of the
Crosq, and labor and r Y: With iiicreasing dili
gence and devotion for, t e glory of God, and the
enlargement of his Zid ' • ' '
Resolved; That a Co'ol Committee be appointed to
prepare and to read, at` our next stated ineeting,,
a paper embodying the, Most interesting item,
connected with the hisin t rY of this Presbytery.
The following suppliofvere appointed for the
Mt. Pleasant church : Rev. Milligan, - Thlid Sab
bath of April ; Rev. Wilson, . Third Sabbath of
May; Rev. Ferguson ,TlArd Sabbath of 4nno;
Rev. Duncan, Third ' Sidibath of July,; ,R6v.
Parmelee, Third SabbaiN of Augusti l= i ' '
Presbytery adjourned.l6 meet in the First
Presbyterian church, inttaniasville, on the third
Tuesday, (the 17th da,l)'d M4,' at 2 4look,
P. M. Wm. M. ROBINSON, Stated Clerk.
For the Presbyterian Banner and,Advocate. ,
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Presbyteryt:of , pchuylex%
The Presbytery . P. M„
day, April 12th, •iiills`• Wehttrilnatir — churCh.
Quincy, M. This is ,` new, and commodious
,41homas M. Walker.
Rev B.llitirE;!plefk. • Assist.
ant - Clerk:. `; 7 ,
Rev. Samuel M. OSlnnilii „recetionljsqLn
itan Presbytery, N. J.
The new churches oft,: '
were enrolled. AA! '
At the request of the Coal Company of Col
chester, J. Warren, D. D*Ohatie, Withroir; and
Province, were appointed oodUnittee
place, and accept their offeft bithe erection of a
Presbyterian church in thaltploce.
Samuel Belville, of PreOie City,: was eiamined
and received under the 066 of ,Preaby.tery as a
probationer for licensors..' `, .
Respecting the TheologiOal Seminary of •Ihe..
North-West, it was - - : • _ . .
Resolved, That in the o ion of Presbytery, a
Theological Seminary fo + the Noith-West• itrf
needed, and that under th'eicontrol of the General
Resolved, That said
sated East of the State
The following were a)
the General Assembly:
Bliss, of Alton& ; John
Rev. J. Calvin King, of
of Galesburg. Alternsi
of Camp Creek ; Rev.
Quincy.; John Means,
Porter, of North Rende)
Next meeting at Nc
County, Illinois, Friday
2 o'clock, P. M. tr.
For the Presbyterian
The Presbytery of tet, an.
cording to adjournment 'titian; I
church, Sandusky City. 4 of. ,
Cleveland, preached thi lit-' 4
tendanoe of ministers t Itev., , I
Varnum Noyes was chot IC' 'M r 7:l'
S. Kennedy, Clerk.
Rev. W. S. Kennedy, i Wheel
ock, principals; Rev. J ' •Elder.
John Starr, alternates, ututusi
simiers to the General 1
The Assembly's mt the
Demission of Ministers, ;he neg
No action was taken of the,
The plan of Systemat was en:.
dorsed heartily and prat/ I'
The place of next star Ihfield, -
on second Tuesday of S O'clock
P. M. Rev. John McLai _ open
Presbytery recorded, tef9nrid _sorrow ,'
the death of Mr. J. Watts 410, tfolt - of Rev.. i
J. D. Hughes, a member .100101 Class In ,
Allegheny Seminary, a cr —:ustry
.under the care of ' go as
a missionary to l _ltitibf
The Presbyterial standing Committee on Mis.
dons, consists of Revs. F. T. Brown and William
Campbell, and Mr. 13. J. Wheelock.
ZBADERICK. T. Bnows, Stated Clerk.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
Presbytery of Washington.
This body held its stated meeting in the &larch
of Fairview, Va., on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of
April. Much business was done, of which, the
following summary will suffice for the public.
The Rev. Samuel T. Wilson, Professor in the
Theological Seminary at Allegheny, and the Rev-
Smith F. Grier, of New Cumberland, Va , were
appointed the ministerial Commissioners, and the
Hon. Robert R. Reed, of Washington, Pa., and
Matthew Dill, Esq., of Waynesburg, Pa., were
appointed the lay Commissioners to the next
The Overture on the question. of the Demission
of the Ministry, was answered unanimously in
The Rev. N. B. Lyons was received from the
Presbytery of Neiv Lisbon and a call from the
church 'of Upper Ten Mile was placed in his
hands, of which he declared his acceptance.
Two candidates for the ministry were received
and recommended to the patronage of the Board
Six young men were licensed to preach the
Gospel, as probationers, two'of whom have com
pleted :their course of study in, the 'Western
Theological Seminary, and the remaining four
have passed through the eecond session,. and will
return to spend the third in the same institution.
The first ,two are Messrs. Marcus Wiehart and
George Soott, and the Others are Messrs. Charles
P. French, 'Joseph Weigh, Samuel G. McFarland,
and,John P. P. Stocktott..„
Messrs. Alexander L.: Blickford and George K.
Scott, Were ordained as Bvtingelistal the 'former
having been accepted as a mismonary by the
Board of Foreign Missions; his' field of labor,
however, being not yet designated, and the latter
expecting to establish himself in Tains, under
commission = from the Board of Domestic Mis
sions. The ordination sermon was preached by
the Rev. R. V. Dodge, of Wheeling, and the
charge to the Evangelists was delivered;by, Prof.
E. C. Wines, D. D , of Washington College.
The reports and Narrative of the State of Re
ligion, exhibited much general attention to the
subject of vital piety, though the instances of
confferting grace are more rare than in some
The Boards of the Church and other benevolent
enterprises, have' received gratifying attention
during the year, bra very far .from that measure
of support which they deserve.
The whole sessions of Presbytery were pleas
ant and profitable, and the members separated
with deepened feelings of gratitude. for -the joys
of brotherhOod in Christ and in his Church, ea
well as with a lively sense of the-Christian kind
ness of the people, whose geeerous'hospitality it
was their privilege to share. ,
Frankfort —Rev. Keeling, Second Sabbath in
May ; Rev. Stockton, Third Sabbath in May ;
Rev. G. Scott, Fourth Sabbath in May ; Rev. D.
Hervey, Fifth Sabbath in May ; Rev. Calhoun,
Second Sabbath - in June ; Rev. Pomeroy, Fourth
Sabbath in June; Rev. J. P. P. Stockton, Second
Sabbath in. July; Mr. McFarland, Fourth Sab
bath in July.
Wolf Run.—Rev. Alexander, Second Sabbath
in. May.; Rev. Lester, (Lord's Supper,) Fourth
Sabbath in May; Rev. G. Scott, Fourth Sabbath
in June ; Rev. J. P. P. Stockton, north Sab
bath in July ;, Rev: McFarland, Fourth Sabbath
in August; Rev. G. Scott, Fourth Sabbath in
Wellaburg.—Rev. G. Scott, First, Seoond,• and
Third Sabbaths in May ; Rev. MoSarland, Fourth
and Fifth Sabbaths in May, First and Second
Sabbaths in June, and First, Second, and Third
Sabbaths in July:; Rev. J. P. P. Stockton, First,
Second. and Third Sabbaths in August;:Rev. G.
Scott, First, Second, and Third Sabbaths in Sep
tember; Rev. Waugh, , Fourth Sabbath in Sep
tember, and First Sabbath in October.
Cove.--Leave temipply themselves.
Cross Roads.—Rev. G. Scott, Fourth Sabbath
in April ; Rev. French, First Sabbath in May ;
Rev. McFarland, Third Sabbathin May ; Rev. J. P.
P. Stockton, Fourth Sabbath in May ; Rev. Mc-
Farland, Second Sabbath in Jane; Rev. Morton,
Third Sabbath in June; Rev. G. Scott, First and
Second Sabbaths in July, with leave to procure
New' Cumberland.—Rev. Aiken, Fourth Sab
bath in May; Rev. Pomeroy, Fifth Sabbath in
Allen Grove.—Leave to procure their own
supplies. J. I. Bnowsson, Stated Clerk
. V.= • 4._ x,l I '44' ,
teliaper4 but; is mars: exsellipt whet
othwainodi to Nivoloupswww.
From our London borrespondeut
Defeat of the Cabinet—A Dissolution Announced,
and its Reasons-Sketch of Sayings and Doingi
—Lore l':rohn's Programme—Are the Consortia
tines Necessary for the Peace of Europe ?—War
like Aspect of Affairs—The , c itfachiavelli" `of
Politics—The Death of a Nobleman, and his An
iicedeali—Ronsidt Mobs, and Hatred to /Wormed
..Priests-:-The "Distinction with a Difference" Be.
Oven Priest! and .puseyite Parsons--Bishop oo
tat, and the - Spirit of` Milli and Prayerfulness at
Verusalen4—SiOniontzing, and'Eustic Tenderness
, The Power of the Vain Saxon—Terrible Accidents
The 'Life Boat Institution and its . Results—
Postscript on FICA!, Designs, and War.
LormoN,'Atiril sth, 1559.
A DEFEAT OF THE ' CABINET, on Friday
innitling list, has led Lord Derby to an
pounce the ,:diesolation of. Parliament, which
will take plain as soon as some monetary and
other essential matters of business have been
arranged by the; licniee of Vommons. The
een't debate ended early on the morning of
Thursday, the 31st nit: Sir Janice, Grrahaftv
had , previously uutdep l stkoh . ,_ , _ , , , ,. -, .;
irrit*liiilikellriffirunare; tind . in spite
. 10 . 1 possible ckWinppinin by thi Torießl
and the Irish liktittbaohtitiiiateleeilibgittieino
seliresAiind 4 vothfic with Dtisraelk Loid'dlii
Rawl' ;idverspißesoldtion , was, amid ,the,
griat . P.—fkgnOWilif!fah-9141 , 9 4 Ai';' aoP/FigritY
,thirty•aille vote.; : - "
It was thotght'by tionie,lbat hy,liloqaY,
—to which day both Houses were adjiiiirilbd t
—ire!sliould !learn T that theOlfbinett*ould
raisign. and, make way,for e, Liberal Cabinet,
fel l py had,distinetly dealared that they would
not go on with anyßeform bill on the basis
of 'Lord John's resiolutiOn,- ind'th4y warmly`
resented Lord' Painaeistores ironical( counsel .
that they.shonidltiyan, and do.tbeebidding
of; the majority,,
,OnMenday fa9r,pog,. pit
'came l s
„", leader :' in the Times ? , announcing
that the Oithinet hatf'reatily,ed to kpep,tfterr'
geed, and'ida whit - Lord 'Pahnerston had
demanded; - Vinketipad the' Times•seoffed'
and gibed, declaring! that 'henceforth the
honor and word of statsemen. were but a
jest, The liforning,Advertiser had an arti
cle similar, milkeking an absurd attack on
the person 44n . .-and-charging out him' Abe
41466.4 Arxostio.. _ I,9kiv
. . 4 , - e. A to ris a : weltuipanuag,,
rn.,,,,,. but it is too often befooled,;„belongs
fact, to the peenotiche class of' lournal
isnii and =has a monomaniacal antipathy to
' t :, ; ~, r '.. Germans '
0 eek ,
D. of ,
Op Monday night all ,these assertions
&eT t e RIIk .1111 end , t by the' aniounceinput
!il*the 4 tivii houses; of an early disapioibn,
Lord Derby, in the 'Lords, delivefredu violent
series of invectives against - Lozd John Ruisel
as the greatsclisturberpraking up the past of
that statesman's Reform l . efforts ) and laying
far morethp was ll:seaming. A roost dig.
niftedi•ePly - siitt. was given by that
fine•tElm'pered,4fonest‘ man, Lotd Granville,
the leader, of the 'Magi oppositiop the
Peers. , r ,
llelfiraeli l annouoce4 the
lieu ion, and deprecated the idea tha t the
MirdstrY - were`now `cdatiniited' to' tlie Re
feittif bill 4 dr• indeed to liring lin any Afoliitye,
of reform whatever. /1:: few hours before,
he had issued an address-to the , 41eetors of ! ,
Buckinghamshire, . endeavoring to lead off s ,
the" ticeibtiy. ok at alstsomiut,..4ilff stigitelfouk.,
as " revolitionalf," 'the - onlylforffetopeir
the Liberals as opposed to the "'conserva
tive " Reform 0 . red by the Tories. As
a speoimen of the art and cleverness of the
mart, I subjoin the opening sentences of the
GeNTLaMEN :—A Parliamentary majority, com
posed of discordant sections, has availed itself of
its numerical strength to embarrass her, Majesty's
Government, and by a disingenuous manoeuvre, to
intercept the discussion of their measures.
A year ago, Lord Derby was summoned by her
Majesty to undertake the administration of publics
affairs. Assisted by his colleagues, be has, with
diligence and devotion,- endeavored to discharge
his duty to the country.
The blow, which has lately been inflicted on the
Government, deprives it of authority. and yet in
the ranks of the Opposition there is no more uni
ty of sentiment than when their disiracted polities
rendered it necessary that Lord Derby should as
sume the helm.
The Opposition in the present House of Com
mone, which was elected under ambiguous cir
cumstances, is broken into sections, which can
always oombine and overthrow the Queen's Gov
ernment, however formed. This is a condition
alike prejudicial to Parliament and to the em
In the course of the discussion which fol
lowed, Lord Palmerston gave his opinion
against either the propriety or necessity of a
dissolution. Mr. Bright, who knows that it
will but increase the Reform fervor, warmly
approved it, and warned the Cabinet accord
ingly, not to trifle with the people, while
Lord John Russel spoke with great spirit in
his own'defence, just about the time that he
was being castigated in the- Lords, by Der
by, and went on to say that he was prepared
to reduce the boroigh franchises to £6 rat
ing on houses, and also £lO in counties, be
sides adopting the " fancy " franchiset3 so
called of the late Cabinet measure, whereby
persons who are schoolmaaters and those
having money, to a certain amount in the
Savings Bank, would bO admitted. He
would disfranchise about fifteen boroughs,
and add additional members to others in
new constituencies. It is very likely this
is the programme , of the measure . which
the House will ultimately adopt; but, in
the meantime, a dissolution Will but bring
in a more decide3ly Reform House of Com
mons, and consequently will lead to the
casting out of the Cabinet, unless they be
lie all their past principles and professions.
We have thus a long vista of political con
fusion before us, and of some disturbance
before the nation. •
The PEACE or Erato Pr. is made by the Cab.
inet a pretence why they should remain in
office. The Whig leaders say that they are
just as anxious for peace as their adversaries ;
and that a Ministry existing on sufferance, as
the present confessedly does, is not likely to
command weight in a European Congress,
compared to what the Foreign Minister
commanding the confidence of Parliament,
Would do. Lord Malroqabury is well mean
ing, but "slow," and as people say, " no great
head•pierie." On the other hand, Palmers
ton would more likely go'against Austria than
the present Minister.
War seems almost inevitable. Piedmont,
by M. Cavonr, protests against the proposal
to exclude her from the Congress, and Rum
sia seems to join Austria in refusing that
she shall do so. , The Emperor Napoleon
seems to have been much influenced by Ca
vour's,recent visit to Paris. In fact, imme
diately after it, it would appear that the
Lyons Railway Company was asked as to
the number of soldiers it could convey in'a
limited number of hours; and every thing
seems to indicate the convergence of French
troops more and more toward Italy as a bat•
tie field. It remains to be seen whether the
Congress will meet at all. "" Machiavellian"
is the term now applied to Napoleon's poli
cy. No one trusts him or believes in his
desire for peace; and it will only be because
of the might of an irresistable and all-con
trolling Providence, if torrents of blood are
(0114 on, Italia* toltitos, ire the; Autumn
.1110 0 1614 e itiiropedshiPiintyards smi`oil'
veils of their beauty - and verduie. These
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By Mail, or at the Mee, $1.60 per Tear, grx PROSPBOTUL
: •. •• Delivered in the Oity, 2,00 " i •
the following-from ; the Times' correspond
ent in= Paris, is one :
WAR. PRBPARATIONS.—A private letter received
yesterday from Lyons stated that an army of
sixty thousand men would soon be encamped in
the vicinity of that city. A second letter, re
ceived this maiming from another pity,'and dated
yesterday corroborates that intelligence. Tthays
that an army of sixty thoUsand men, has been or
dered to the frontiers of Philmont, and that this
Measure was only decided on,late last eve/ling
(Friday.) The, information comes fromh general
officer, who stated that the order WBB sent, last
night by telegraph. • ' •
This DEATH OF THE MARQUIS OF
*ATBRPORDi Who 'perished by a fall 'from
his horse, while bunting last week, near his
• own castle;inirelancl, has caused a profound
sensation. He was forty-nine years of age„,
still full of manly vigor, the prideand boast
of the country gentlemen's hutting circle,
t great In the steeple chase, and at'4the
time a kind, landlord over a tenantry' which
!furnished him with the, pyjnnoitTslieltyt of-_
; ; I t itimmompkwrgagnarratimarVlroto
, Hotta, porneWfeen -or Utility years ego, as
the daringrn "`fei'of:' , allinarinir of esdaplidee
azittighblatkii; both: alid'eut Londrin.
; the) 'Wrenching' mff.wf,..door knockers,_: the
t , • •
upsetting ) pnlusemen, the thrusting of
treatile,m)pe 111,pplAo_kevis ,of old women
i with , grim i er made Virateriord
ithn:adierred'and totittea herd''of
stbditt town. Hitfwas %early losing-hie lids
When' goings about, in his; own '4fashiori,.
ttbrough,,44inkholni by night .by the terrible
mace of one of theni*hparate i limen, brought
I to,bear on'his skull. _Nevertheless lie', he
i came quiet; married! an amiable and wohle
lady, liVedtore histestates,'and thus, at last;-
itecoMplished little with the
talents God lied given hina--luxurious ease.
closing a career which bean in youthfui
madness. He' died in.a moment; his body'
carried after nightfall -into the' quad
ringlet ;of • lira magnificent castle, and his
ohibiletity heart-broken widow, could but
join, thelow wail of the peasantry below,.as
that stalWartsfF;rin was carried in, a piece of
olay,:fiet ripening for the. grave. Alas, for
talents misused, and time wasted ! Died
Abner as a fool.dieth !" •
Galway, in lieland, whitheehe went to lec
ture at:the request of the Protestant clergy
men. The latter were also pelted and , pur
sued, and but for the police, murder would
have been done by the infuriatedand super;
Rations. mob. A similar riot has just taken
place at Manchester '
. where the " Baron de
Cowin presented himself, at the Free
Trade Hall, on the Sabbath evening, to
preach on "Justification by Faith." He
had - been a' Roman Catholio priest—l pre
sume in Franee—for upWards of twenty
years. There - was an organized opposition
from the : first, ,signal men being pear; the,
platform, and giving .the indiCattop to the
crowd in the galleries to, keep up . the noise.
In arresting the 'chief 'of' flick h f ugTeihen,
the police were severely abused, and 'a
rescue was atteinptea. sAt.last fifteen• hun
t dyed of the neisx Popish rabble weie,driven
out, of the . Hall, and the yreacher,addcessed
those that remained. He made. a very
happy distinction between Popish priests
andsThse - yite - parsonsl deliktiatinet
forin - cr wohree - "Vnic .4 . l ieilidarrati
"wolves in 6h - cep's clothing." Some plain
people would say that the two classes were
" much of a much ;" but yet the honest,
undisguised wolf, is far less formidable
foe than that soft and fleecy bell-wether.like
fellow, who shows both teeth and claws just
when you least expect it. Henceforth, let
"Slippery Sam" of Oxford, and his con
freres, get their true title.
TIM BISHOP OF .TERHSALZIVI has ad
dressed a letter to a friend in London, dated
March 3d, 1859, an extract from which I
am enabled to send you. It indicates The
true spirit of the excellent Dr. Gobat, and
also how there is a company now at Jerusa
lem, who may yet become a blessing to the
" Our whole community of English, Germans,
Jewish proselytes, and native Protestants, has
never been in a more healthy state of • mutual
confidence, love, and forbearance; , and during
this Winter we have richly experienced the truth
of the words (Ps. exxxiii,) that where brethren
dwell together in unity, there the I,ord com
mends and gives blessing.
"Ever since' our return from Europe, there has
been an increase among us of the spirit of prayer,
in which it seems that our whole community
shares, except a few. * * But it was about
Christmas that this influence of the Holy Spirit
began to be more apparent. It was most power
fully felt the last evening of the year, when we
had met in three different localities, on account
of the difference of languages, to spend the
whole evening in prayer. •
"This was also manifested on the 21st of Jan
uary, when Mrs. Gobat and some other ladies
gave tea to the whole community of English,
Germans, Protestants, and Jewish proselytes;
after which we, spent the evening in prayer,
mutual exhortation, and encouragement, in eleven
languages. I Cannot express what I felt, when—
after prayer and a short address to the larger
meeting, In English—l went into the room where
the Arab Protestants were gathered, and found
them all, about forty, upon their, knegain prayer.,
I addressed a few words to them on the subject
of the sermon in the morning, " the throne of
grace." It was very refreshing to see their dark
faces beaming with joy.
" Since that time there has been a steady in
crease of earnestness and prayerfulness, so that
this week, at the request of the congregation, we
have begun a weekly prayer-Meeting for the out
pouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh."
Dr. G. adds
"In other stations of this country, I am not
aware that there is anything of this kind, except,
perhaps, at the new station at Ramie& Still I,
and we all, feel very much encouraged, and are .
full of hope that the Lord will still more command
his bleseing to come flown "upon our labors.
Pray, therefore, for us, and for the coming of the
kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose love
I remain most faithfully yours,
" S. ANGIE,. III112.080L."
SERMONIZING is at this moment , more
than ever a great study, and tbere is: reason
to hope and believe that plain and direct, as
well as Evangelical lambing, is beginning
to tell on the masses. Here in the metrop
olis, effective sermons, as well as dull ones,
are delivered; so, also, in other places.
Nevertheless, earnestness, which is the soul
of pulpit eloquence, can do wonders, with
the old Saxon Bible as its text book, and
old plain Saxon English at its exponent.
An amusing and yet affecting illustration of
this has just been, furnished, -and I stall
best relate it in the words which are to be'
found in the following•statement of ,the fact
"Of all the various-styles of preaching, preach- ,
ing to the people, preaching at the people, preach
log' above the people, and preaching below the
people—the >last of which unfortunately not a
small number follow—there is none which has
such a powerful , effect upon a congregation as a
simple sermon in simple Saxon English, bit :the
merits and manners, of the great and gape men
who were at oboe the princes and the' prieste of
theirlionseholds. The truth of this Was verified
a short time ago, in a somewhat novel manner, in
one of our border churches. The clergymina had
taken for his subject the affecting scene of Abra
ham about to offer up his son Isaac. As he pro
ceeded to develop the story, and ever and anon
hinted at the terrible deed which was to be the
"last sad scene of all," a raw and rustic youth in
one of the galleries was observed to be hanging
on every word. His eyes were fixed on every
movement of the clergyman. His mouth, almost
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until the ram wan caught in the thicket, when he
could control his feelings no longer, and fairly
clapped his hands with joy at the climax of deliv
TERRIBLE ACCIDENTS laid, at times,
the public mind. Besides the death of the.
Marquis already alluded to, there has been
an explosion of gunpowder at Hounslow
Powder Mills, by which seven persons were
last, week hurried into eternity. I at
Richmond that morning, after attending a
public meeting the previous evening, as a
Deputation from the Tract Society. I heard,
about 11 o'clock, seated in a friend's house,
a double, discharge, as it appeared, of a
piece of artillery, I supposed it was just
outside the town, whereas it was the fearful
explosion just mentioned, six miles distant.
Wonabwell'e Menagerie was this week
overturned . ,by a fierce Storm, in a country
top* ,feli r a ,crowd. of persons
preasing, - ttuna, killing several.
I • Trin or Li t b the :National
Lifer. Boat Institution, alit around - Our coasts,
1 . 13.8. - :deliehifubandylnereasing reality every
iiverrhitgetniinifaral being expended.for the purpoge ' and only tW6 - days ago` eight
persons were thus rescued, on, the , coast of
Suffolk, from a watery grave.
P. 9.—France , seems to }haVel•sieoret de
; signs,ed the left bink of Vie` Rhine, and
Eternliiifitching her "Wry oloaely
At aanover ; ,the,Ftertob. Ambassador was
compelled to leave the theatre, from an
anti.French.demonstration of the audience.
reach spies r as commercial travelers,"
Igo into the Walloon Provinces of Belgium,
and along the Rhine praising the French
Emperor. - •
The clouds thicken, and the storm will
burst sooner or later.
Per the Presbyterian Benner ono Advocate.
Presbytery of Richlead.
This Presbytery met at Shelby on the 12th
inst. There ' was a large number present, of both
ministers and Ruling Elders. Harmony and
brotherly lore prevailed throughout.
There was an unusual amount of business
dope. All..the brethren felt it was good to be
Rtteri' 014 If
gov. mrs:. reacitett *as reemven 113 a mamma , '
from the Presbytery of 'Cincinnati.
Rev. S. R. Hughes was dismissed to the Pres.
by tery of Marion. Mr. Blishe. Hyatt, a licentiate,
was'received from the above Presbytery.
Calls were presented from the churches of
Chesterville and Harmony, fOr the ministerial
labors of 'Mr. Hyatt; also, from the church of
Shelby for the ministerial labors of Mr. 8.. R.
Moore, &licentiate under oar care. These breth
ren hiking accepted these calls, were, after the
usual trials and examinations, f ordained to the
full work of ,the Gospel ministry, and the latter
was installed pastor of the church of Shelby
Mr. D. D. (keen,a groduate of the last class
of The 'Western Theological' Seminary, *id a li
centiatetuitder our care, was also ordained. as an
•Evaiogebst, with a view to labor in the destitute
parts of our orm country, or as le missionary to
China. Rev.,lH. Hervey preached, the lemon,
, Rey..Toltu obilson presided anal delivered the
cifargild to' these biettiren; Lad•alto ti the church
;of , Shelby.
Mr. Hyatt Will be instisleg by a Committee of
Presbyter}. ' •
Mr. S. G. Dunlap was licensed as a probationer
• to the mitijotry... ' -
Rev. H. Hervey and Thomas,Hays, IL D., Rul
linillffer, 4 wee appoiritel Commissioners to the
,nystaGenerallikesembly, andltev. P. Caldwell,
:and Enef, H ainael Pultsp„ their alternate&
Mr. J. 0: Irwin,"who was dis
miseed to the Presbytery of Columbus at our
last meeting, returned his letter, and was again
received under the care of this Presbytery.
It was resolved that the ministers of this Pres
bytery be required to present the claims of the
different Boards of the churches at the times
formerly specified by an action of this Presby
tery, and that they be required to report as to
whether they have so done at each Spring meet
Presbytery decided, after some discuesion, that
no change was necessary in , our Book, respecting
the Demission of the exercise of the Ministerial
Office . .
The pastoral relation was dissolved between
Rev. William Hughes and the church of London-
Presbytery adjourned to meet at Lexington on
the Second Tuesday of September, at 7 o'clock
P. M. J. P. Cax.nwinz, Stated Clerk.
Par the Presbyterian Banner and Advricate.
Presbytery' of Wooster.
The Presbytery of Wooster met in the church
of Jackson, on Tuesday, April 19th.
Rev. Thos. Beer was chosen Moderator, and
Rev. P. M. Sec ip le, Temporary Clerk.
The pastoral relation between the Rev. Thomas
Beer and the church of Congressmvas dissolved.
The following were appointed Commissioners to
the General Assembly : Ministers, R. C. Colmery,
principal. and Thos. H. Barr, alternate; Elders,
Robert Noble, principal, and J. M. Livingston,
The Overture sent down by the General Assem
bly, respecting the Demission of the Ministerial
Office was answered in the negative.
The Presbytery untutimonsly expressed their
disapprobation of the movement for a Church
Rev. E. Barr. resigned the office of Stated
Clerk, and Rev. R. C. Cohnery was elected to the
The Presbytery then adjourned to meet in the
church of Green, on the first Tuesday of Septem
ber next, at 11 o'clock, A. M., to be opened with.
a sermon by Rev. E.. Barr.
R. C. Cormr, Stated Clerk.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
The Presbytery of Coshocton
Met on the 12th juin., at Millersburg, anal was
opened with a, sermon by Rev. Wm; B. Hunt, of
Coshocton. Mr. Runt. was elected Moderator,
and Rev. C. C. Bombeiger, Temporary' lerk, for
the ensuing year.
The pastoral relation between Rev. S. McC.
Anderson and the Unity church, (Fredericksburg,)
was dissolved. Mr. J. C. Gillam, of the Western
Theological Seminary, was lic4nsed: Mr. James
B. Akey, Licentiate. was dismissed to the care of
the Maumee "Presbytery.
" :Vermillion Institute "—the Presbyterial
Academy—was reported to be in a prosperous
state. Wm. E. Runt,. minister, and Joseph K.
Johnson, elder, were elected Trustees of the In
stitute for three years.
Rev. C. C. Bomberger and Geo. McKee, were
elected Commissioners to the General Assembly--
Rev. J. B. °avian, and B. Carey, alternates.
The Overton of the Assembly with reference to
MiaisteriaP Demission, was answered affirma
For the Presbyterian Banner and Adroeste.
. Glualyntra2.,;Mo:, April 19, 1859
MESSRS. EDITORS me to communicate
a few items of business transacted at the late
meeting of the Presbytery of Lafayette, in ses
don at Stumm City, Mo.,
Rev. A. Jones, of the New School Presbytery
of Osage, after examination, was received as a
member. This venerable.brother came to Western
Missouri in,tlie year 1821, as a missionary of the
American Board to the Osage Licliens, and lo
cated, at the Harmony Mpunp,n,'Xllnn a savage
w,ildernesk )its locationie in tite pft . T. tit territory
of Ettltite'Colinty, 'Mo., near PaphAville, on the
Oaagelliver.,,Alither J. was reared under the
. ministry. of I lk% Seth Payson, Rinds°, New
Also, from the Osage Presbytery, was receive&
Ithe church of Deepwater, Henry County, Mo.
Mr. Samuel W. Mitchell, an alumnus of Dan
villa Seminary, was licensed to preach, as a
probationer for the Gospel ministry.
The Ciiertni* -sent down by the last General
Assetnbly, resut;ciing the Demission of the Min
istry, watranswere in the negative.
J. McFarland, la:Oster, and S. M. Grant,
Ruling Elder; viereeleated Commissioners to the
next General f kstemblyu z ,
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