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On the Death of Denison Olmsted, L. L. D.,
Spring potted fresh beauty o'er the onitur'd
And woke to .loyanee every leaf and flower,
Where erst the' Mari of Eleince, musing
Refreshment from his toils.
'T was sweet fo, see•
How Nature mot him there, and took away
All weariness of knowledge. But he held
Higher communion than'with fragrant shrub,
Or taper tree that o'er the forest law'rd,
His talk was with the stars, as one by' one,
Night is her qieenly regency pit forth, • .
The sprinkled gold 'upon her sable' robe.
He knew their places and prononee'cl their'names,
And by their heavenly conversation squght
Acquaintance with their Maker.
Sang the, not
Unto his unclothed spirit, as it.pass'd
Prom sphere to sphere, up thro g their highest
ranks, • -
With his attendant angel?'
We are dark. •
We ask, and get no answers,
Yet we trim
In clearest lines, the shining ooniee he took
Among lifeis di:dies:for so manyjears;
And heard his parting words, that "an was
The harvest song of true philosophy.
His epitaph is'one that cannot yield
Its moulding motto to the tooth of tints.::
Man works An 'marble and:it mocks his trust;
But the immortal mind loth ever
The earnest impress of ,thomoulding hand, , „
And bear it onward to, a ruespnbora,
That is his monument.
Hartford,, Conn., Nay 29;.1569.
Prom our London •Corresiiondent.
The War and its Opening—The :Biniperor- General's
Departure—Shall tore be another Marengo ?
The Rains in Italy, and the Troops in the Field—
Francis Joseph and his Army—The Antagonists,
Pugilism, and Punch—The War Manifestoes—
Subsidence of the Money Panie—Arrest tb Nation
al Progress—Poetry and Rifle Clubs!--“ Go*"
and " Town "—The Pope and hie Position-2 as
cany and its _gal:idled Duke—. 4 DiscmperyL-The
New Government—Tracts and Bibles for ltali—
This May Meetings-- Gsneral, Characteristics—r
the Bart of Carlisle, the Baptist Society, and
India—The Church. lifissidnary Society,' its Fi
delity and Simms -- Its Future-- The Bible
Society and its Report—The Bishop of London—
Norman M'Cleod--Lord Shafts/Jury's Speech and
Letter--His (God Trill to Ainerslqx--Postscript.'
LONDON, May , 14t 1 1 8 59x
1. , . ' ,` i
THE WAR can heated/ be, sod lo,lin yet'
`'t begun. Thedarietjhu Min
lhi.clqiiAfit 'tiro gath-
k i
ertug thickly" over,l it ; ` and s ttheos
phere, heavy and oppressive i lttisinpe
silent and expeotint- , :abottesi a terrible out;
burst.' The' illinfieror Napoleon this . day
leaves Paris to be,eorailhellGilierali tizahief
of his MELIA ;$41 1 4....g0 0 0 1Rmita OS
gingetla and her sou to,the .'Natipp,,sl64prd;
and to the PeoPIO ct:c i ° likiallsPktet , iititilis'
departure -7.3*„*Pc.iteotrAtiNffillAntlPA , OPPe
impatience being expressed' by one og t his
officers, he .remarked that'" he would reach
Italy time enough ' ‘'''esliticrite i iher'irfniU
versary of the battle. tit, Ditiringp."", And,, it
would almost /learn tliiit \on the `same fibld'of
fame the Austrians and the Frerich"tiern'to
meet once more. Were Austria to win the
day, it would wipe out the disgrace of that
fatal day, whfuliAded f luflite ; ,,tior t ely cavalry
charge. of bessatx, Om own life let,)
Napoleon I. 't'r' ~the ,clarvalri, Of llth, gOise,
of gigelburg in the :Allot, and =followed 'up
his victory by the expulsion of the Aus•
Wane. :130,4, Franee ~he the 'yieto;' , the
second time over the same foe, and one
same field, that Woul,:iiiitOoicate "iyithglory
the excitable' nation at large, and ,wonld be
the beginning of4hat:eueisesSful . 1 1e,nePil-,
ship and victory'which Isiuis Napoleon is
believed to, have •long !let before him.
At all events, fierce pefes?Oris.',wlll,rage on'
both sides. The. Frepoicare confident and
elateit; the Sardinians,. with dirilialat and
his Free Corps in the, van, and ''' with 'the'
Generals end the soldiers among 'her, host
of hixij , five thonsand "Men, " . ..,: 4 06 fought en
well'at the Tobernaya, full, too, of patriotic
ardor, are resolved to do or die.
Meantime, the elements , have ~fought
against Austria. Incessant rains have fallen,
and flooded those rice - ffilds tvidiew, grol4oo
whcre her troops are placed, retarding their
onward progress, and threatening to deli
mate them by pestgential
.teyer. - The
French troops suffer greatly in crossing
over the passes of Mount Cenis; and those
encamped in the field_ are in .a• sad‘plight.
A French officer wrote to his Wife,, last
weth, " Welave'bann ,Iying 'in the water
for three days I"
The Emperor of Austria,.it was rumored,
was to take the command 'of his army in
person. But I observe statimentifihin'one
who bas lately seen Francis 49seph ,At
Vienna, as to , the paleness of hii.obeek,"and
the attenuation of his'form It is said Wit
his . physicians have warned him againstthe
risk he would run ha eniiiing on the'fatigiiii
of a,o§mpaign, Nevertheless it would seem
that in ,his zeal and ardor i to say nothing. of
his secrifnopseionsniss that ,his very throne
is emperilled,, and that both-Russia and
France are resolved to see him humbled,
he will moseProbsbly take the field:
Punch last week had among its illustra•
• titns, the Emperor - N - apoleon, with the Xing
of Sardinia on his ,nlfntilders, on one'side,
and the Emperor of Austria on the other.
Little ,Sardinta squares' his fists, over Laois
Napoleon's head, in the Salhar's face, white
the latter throws back iiiirforg, - draws him
self up, and, with a resolved front, cries
out, " Come on--who's afraider
King of Sardinia, and the Emperors of
France and Austria, are now before the '
world; The two first do their best to throw
the wrong' and responsibility on Austria.,
while in the last the young Emperdi arias
out against nth France and Sardinia,'Sid
dresses "My people," , (the .cateohisni
taught in the empire, under the Concordat,
says his subjects ere his "slaves,") and
obtests the Deily himself, with confidence.
So does Louis Napoleon; and on the abuse
of the Sacred Name- by these despots, one
of our morning papers remarks, " All we
hay, is,'' God help them I. " It is certain that
selfishness has much to do, with the present
state of things, and so with stealthy steps
war has at last appeared, " in all its grimy
and devilish roportions." .
• i
"See where the giant on the mountain stands,
His tTeeses deepening id the Bun 1
With death-shot glowing in his fiery hands,
And eye that scorches all it glares upon!"
which brought down the funds five per
cent. in two, days, Jias In a great measure
subsided.. Some of the, r defaulters on., the
Stock Exobange are
,paying ,in , full, ~ and
others are compoundingwith4lieiroreditors.
The funds are now between ftlict Y -0 ° 4 !,-,Rd
ninety•two,, 84,1, m i cti , ritie a bat whigMr•
Here' England sits, isolated and insular, a
alaii3tatdi from afar' of i tefiible conflict,'
%these tales 'none can prediot, but which
tecesistrily'exoites foreboding's, even while
in. the Christian heart .theretis the calming
assurance that 'Messiah site King on' the
floods forever.
Trade and commerce are affected by the
war, bread is considerably dearer for the,
artitan, spd, what is worse, employment. is,
not _ ,so abundant. Railway
,and mining
shares, and in fact securities of all , kinds
are depressed,. and the country is arrested '
its rapid' march" toward an linpariliblid
prosperity Nevertheleskf if' it' Shall Vase '
God to preserve this 'nation`fromil being en
tangled in the European complication and '
conflict; if itr shall suffice. for sur,to van out
'our , militia, to. send out- two fleets, one ifor
the, Channel and another for- the Mediter-q
puma, as demonstrations, that ! England,
awake and resolved against, any,anrpriee—. ,
then, what, eason will tare be for joy , and
thankfulness I
Rifle Clubs, and the training of the
i nlation; especiallY of the Middle 'and ; upper * ,.
iciliSees, is now "ifidolisly — iiiged in 'many '
cinarters. In yeiterdayVTinzes appeared 'a
ppetin and patriatio'apptial'Or'thiS'aubjeek,
signed'" T., ' Which Tpresume froth r the'
n. of Mr. Thaekerity,l and. *blob others ,
! O may ascribe 'to 'Tupper, or Tennysonit
runs in this fashion i 4 ; '
"There is a sound of thunder afar,
Storitt'in the Bouth,'tlige'darkeni the day,•
Storm. of battle and thunder of waft,
Well if it do not : roll Air Tey.t. ;
gtorm i storm i Riflemen form!
Ready, be ready to meet the storm! '
Riflemen, riflemezipliifieznen form! •
"Be not deaf to the sound, that warns!
Be not 'gulled by a despet's pleal
Are figs of thistles, or grapes of thorns?
Mow should:4" despot set men , freel
; Form,!; forte riflemen.form -
Ready, be reedy_ to meet the storm I, • ,
Riflemen, riflemen; forte !"
It is pretty , certain that Rifle Clubi will
• I.
,become general , unle unless, inde ed, dange!
811314 disc pear or'be con de "
red faraway.
for, as litie'lfeent we are 6 1i
but nets Military nation," and the utilita
rian and practical business' `of life naturally
takes the &rim* ' ` At CifixibtidO,'
the UnivaisitY is to furnish one Riflii•Ohib'
, and the town another: . ' •
THE POPE finds his dominions invaded
by Austria, in/the guise: of t a friendo,- Shel
'has seized Anoona,.-and - is • apparently about
to makeit one.of her,improgrtable (?),stropg-
'holds by vast fortifications a. garrison ; ; of
seven thousand,men and all sorts, of Muni
tions of war. The eturning,Emperor of,the
Frenoh,holds RRome . with,ten thousand men,
and so managed matters 40 to Make the
i vtoglieheye th -
at it was at ,the request of
, Foly, Pather;"
,whona; the friMe 'Louie
apd 11
pon, in . :4 Manifesto , ' days
'ill maintain', on 'hie Papal throne. Yet"
there" seated enthimiaeM for liberty
at ails - riiiiraeat,aiid'vrilukeitrs are
earlatantry - going off to the help of Pied
mont. Thesn are genifidli ihdosfeyleds,and
With'thereirleption of the' nobility,
whbire i fears have 'been ' sirdiudi than their
wiartos, because of the 'influence ''of' - the
i giterthorstlittid -, theokwertunutiosrhioh.:
!they w4 - e subjeiteeirelB4Br: the. eitiVenek
'Hive insponded liberally. A party of shoe-
Makers went for permits to depart' as -volun
teer-a the other day, and - being asked why,
they gave the, witty and 'suggestive veply,
c ,, ,We have heard that. the. boototlialy is
ginstitehed, and we go'
shameful persecutor, eight years ago, • f the
hi it Tiehatt; a ftigitive. - 'lt hss
listen diseovered some:two'years ago, be
hid liaised toibc prepared 'secret orderly ie
coiding which. , any attempt , at revolution
was' to be put' "down bp hoinbardment and
massacre l The new Government - hasr-itt
once declared and decreed in favor of entire
liberty of conseitnce,,And,the equality of
all, citizens in the, eyes of the It has
elan abolished the
,piniihmene of death,
returning' to' the mildnese 'of 'the
If ilopeldiete Cede, which up till recent
period, Was in force. If, as' we liope;'Arisfria
Will be driven' out of Italy by this war,
*hat a blestfed think 'will it be—and that is
the constitutional tendency of things 'there
—that the Word of Godeshall - ise no Unger
ft hound 1" :
TRACTS AND BRAES will now be poured
nto Italy through various agencies. Otir
Bible` and'Tract Scieletiee are vigilant and
active; especially `in felerenee to the' French
ind 'Sardinian tonnes This morn;
ing a sum of £lOO was Put lby , the Tract
Society Committee,) at the. ,disposal of 'the
Paris' Tract Society.
The MAY MzEnrias ire now in full
*Orin. The attendance upon them is
iihmense, 'and the support'received` by all
the - great 'Sneietiii during the pist year; is
more' enlarged: than at any foirrier
New faces and' Speakers' appear each =year
'on' the plitforin'of Eketer Hill, yet still one
sees - and :bears many familiar and. favorite
charepirme of the Evangelical cause, upon
whose faces time is writing.hisewrinklesAut
Who, neverthelesa, if "wearing. out," are
",not!rusting .out," but rather:, " working
While 'it is day." „The; ,platform ! of: .onr,
common Protestantism more 'and mon unites
; the; tribes, of Israel..
It was, pleasing. to- find, the Harlot' Par-
Ade, for ,example, an r Epispopalian, ia , the
Chair of ,the Baptist Missionary Soiiiiiity ,
and manifesting an accurate acquaintance
with which many Baptists do ,not
themselves possess. The total receipts of
this society for 1858 had been 122,946 ;
;this year they have reached £26,513. Of
this,£4 ,871 have been dOnatieni ft) " . `the
"Indian Special Fund."
- The - Rev. Thomas Morgan,- of Howrab,
i (lndia,) spoke affectionately and gratefully
of the 'Government of India, during his
'eigliteen''yearti residence there." "There
''was in* My time; full; absolute; confplete,
' and irttparalleled liberty to -preach •the
Goepel."' He - strongly urged the claims of
India, and described Hindooism =a>not -as a
single system, but an embodiment, of every
system that was ever inspired by the. Prince
, of Darkness. There is not in it an idea of
'holiness. In the lowest and mostAegraded
~elasses of London,,there are hetter ; men than
-in , lndia , There all-is bad; there holy,men
~areibad—one putrescent muss, throwing out
miasma , and death, like the river Thames
last Simmer. The% is a total.. want of
truth,.and cruelty is Ihroughout the whole
country. A man who would not kill a
cobra, would destroy his mother ; and
though Inky/phi nottread on an 3 insect, he
would throw his child to the crocodile.
The Brahmin eiemplifies Aitinity by
pouring boiling ; lead or iroellownilie throats
of those who attempted'to instruct
The speaker indicated encouragements,
also. The people understand much better
now, than they did years ago. He remem
bered when he presented_ a tract, they'tore
it in pieces, and flung it, in fe r rie ; now,
fre was received , with welcOnfe, aliWasked to
come back ,All adrOtted that!thert Was
no eijmkri in *air ralikiap; to :',Oat there'
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,tig ; firri 4 . ite declared;
iie lef eltv,, 411
hie .onvictiou of its'fiust triumph; and con
eluded thiiti 4 :' '
"Oh ! my , friends, , let me, with all the
awful realities of the great day before me,
point through, all, the miseries of India to,i
the degradation that is , done, to God. Ohl i
think of of one men—Ons
woman; think what must - be the acciiinuta
tion of the miseries of two hundred millions
of people "
gullens, of the London Society's,
missionaries at . 04004, and a very able
minrapfokii'with gratitude and delight of Old
greet eining4.that has passed enEitglisti , scil .
ciety in Indiait and in thelenreber'ef
flan supporters to ,missions,-noroog military
men ; , there. He referred to, Colonel Ed
wards and also to Colonel Nicholson (after
waideliiiiiiier General:who 'fell at' Delhi,)
who had;lfeen'OOMlrtibionier orthiO,Brinnoo ,
District,l in the ~ P utuj ant); who, , orr:
Parture,. was TurrOundoti by .a, sorrowing and
weepiqg agreeingthat one, who.
had acted as" 'their tither and
` their friend,,
ineiriraklen of one Of rthe great
Spirit* orleitide , of former. years.
Andlhere let:me t do justice to Lord.Stan-I,
ley,-in this administration of India:
MoOleod 1 'Wylie, writing from Oalcuits,'
,', n Jir --
policy and appointments the
strongest terms. rray "Mitchell, of
Bombay, now: in ~ E nglairo4 in like - =manner
says % that T he is ~doing, , all ,that, could be,- ;
wished, ,The appirintment of Sir. J.
vyllian, to be Governor of Madras, also indi
cateoll'elaiiorlibre:hieze"Whieh.noir bloWs
foraol . olW:inn net, and' Mereiful 'pirlidy in
India. , -The , pobrliShirianiivoinen, converts
to- l ehristianity, ; whom , the Brahmins, ,were..
subjecting i tti shoe, with the:tacit consent,
of a Gatlin, teneial Outten bir name, mill
now hated redress:These BrahminsWed'
giVere out' ittfit-the .IQueen .of , England 4 - as=
quite, of a,anotherlcaste , ; , from: ther , Andia;.
C.not9Pao3r.izFlO,waeAllite favor of 0 , ,
Live religions 'and of the sweeping away of
all the Company's - encroachments upon
weal ..rnt-f:.
magnificent and larJePreading 'enterprise,
combining =inlts suppnrt the -very'J elite • and
hift•Vood of the,true Evangelicals of:the Na
tienal.gatabliehment. vAny olergymanAhat,
heartily supports this, can have little gyin-,
Paliy;eiren with the" Church propagation
ertheGiSsioili - SocietyZ 'The litter,luVief-*
er, is more - evangelical - than it , -.The.
worst of -the; matter is, that' it ;'affects ;' a
" corPPlTonlise- PliehAn4 sometimes , , sends.
out men compromise
preach, Sacramentalisin, While
others equally In/stared,' deiiiiiineing
such as the -propagators of "'another Gos
pel " I . lO)the I'm!' the Church' Mission
ary Society, , this l is net,. and I believe Inver,, : ,the case. .T regard it., with the
great:Alt, admiration and- ~,reylrfnee. Its
business 'enqdltoied jai bushings' eight to
belnlidditeV l Ile motto in every thing' is,
"Thorough." A'spirit,Of love is.uherished
toward,ull , Protestant missions; and ;L it is
Worthy of, mention that the; Society hue ab 7l
stained from ., a teMpting in:Turkey, ink
beeutrietheWOOld 'not' inter:fah' with die
noble`Jeliterprign 'of the Americiti,iniisida
tales there:' 7'
- : The total in,come forthe . year Amounts to.
1,4,0141§0 re
ceived the 1 4 71iite; ingdom.
' of this belong's' to 'the special find fer'lndia:
Addinglielear's receipts; the'Jlndiati land
reaches nearly £50,000. The Miision •
Churches' fund and foreign funds sent home
to thailSOorety;:sem estimated iitiZls;69o ;
so ;thus the grand : total (audit is a "grarldr
total,) is £161,976
This, heivever,. •is not its cniMihation:
" bfultitridifi," says Dr ''Campbell ' in the'
British; of the-living generation,
will see the Church Missionary Society pis:
ingAs9o,ooo ,per, annum ; and even then
quite . dissa i tisfied with their own aohieve
merit:- It after "all, -'only be an average
of A5O , to etch" of her ten thousand par-
isheal Stop till .theJ.Cloneia and the Prince;
1 with ; the Household,,begin ftattend
the „meetings „of the; Society ) and _all the
pee move train- 7 -andthen a new
facewillhe'Phen l icin the entireise. w
It was rumored that 'SW Johnlawienee
would,bel.presenti, and 'would. speak at the
annual,inceting., HE, sent an apology, and
bth it a donation of 450.; and
`the fast late
other,`, Henry,* were 'always he fast
fr i ends - Of Ulla . inetitutien. : " Ji "J " ' I
very abb4 one. J ) Parka there within few
minutes after eleven o'clock, but - punctual
and true , to J:time,- Lord Shaftsbury; was In
the- chair, 4 ,nd. prayer , was ~being. offered.
I:Pluming address -was like himself, frank
"noble.heaCted. - He referred to Sardinia .
aihrtlin war; and repelled liimit 'Wee iiiiCll . ;
him on account ofr the
letter , which he bad Written in the, ,iburnals.
Amid the tumultuous enthusiasm he declared,
that his letter was meant, and only, meant, to
be "acontrast" hetween Austria and Sardin.
ia, between merit and &Merit, weakness and
poweicl betiefettAlitlerty 7 ofiedirldienad -r and
the intolefable, serVittule, of
Concordat." 4 'lte Aida Wit% the re
ceipt Of that letter at Turin, - Pastor
the `7 l (rastiSi of the rWaldensuin church, at
Once - eriniokedhis congregation; holdla ape.
`offered ati."a prayer for the`free
Government' which hat:secured their fiber
tiesltrAvell as for the ;EnglighJpeople.
"'Let Me - tell you," said= the noble Lord,
"it is'no smallstrengthte that:petty king
done of Sardinia ' -thayshe has the•prayereof
such ,- a Church,",,'", (that Jof Jthe; Vaudois,)
"..which; small and oppressed as it,had been,
had 'held the , truth in, its purity„since the
days, of the :Apostles,, and, which,l havinf
been trodden.,:down,by,the iron led, of Po ,
pery, by.” the Sardinian Government,
been placed outhe,high.plages of the earth.
The . ohnrehea of the, Waldenses „ in : Turin
and Genot,,stand more prominent tkanthe
cathedrals of f'opery."
Let me hike ask '*you to print in full, Lord
Shiftsbury'e now, famous letter, to which
1 onliilluded in my last. It in warthY'of
that his widely known and printed
and damages' both Popery and
'wit `kJ
SIR :7-Sardinia, " having acceptet_ proposi
tions made to her by
. England and Prussia," the
mediating Powers, and having exhibited , her full
willingness for the maintenance of peace, is. to be
basely and cruelly attacked by the Emperor of
On which side should be the li n opesand prayers
of 'thirßritisb people there can be-tittle questidn.
Sardinia has declared. and; proved; herself to he
-the defender of civil and religious liberty in Italy.
She has raised the Waldenses. front degradation
and' suffering, and planted their Church in the ,
principal places of Genoa and Turin; she
the•free preaching of God's Word; in public and
in prOste; and where on the, Continent is the,
oircnlsti`on`of the Soriptures so'open, so wide; so
countenanced by'the authorities% of the State'?
1; Her policy telt° resist.the encroachments or the
Chitreli of .Rome; Asy, , ,further,it is to seek, by'
legitimateali means, the total abolition of the
secular power of the ;Papacy.
Austria; on the 'contrary; is opposed to every
thing great and good for the; benefit of Italy. If
there be onoAhing that ,Ishe, hates more , than an
„other, it is (dill: and religitme liberty. What hu.:
480? 'principle is she now
tendlisveringto4eserre trent degradation and
Artuntift; nods; the lehicf—,perhaps, in fact; the
Me d eltEKtirtAtßaikel_4MMl aud-utinc?!.ev.n
raent in Central Italy. The 'Praistinti Hnn.
gary and other parts of her .dominions cattail
the higotry 9f. her .ruie ; while,her : rierons
hibitiou to admit the Scriptutnii. anther d 4
seizare of whole depbts in 1853, , and .the,it
portation, of their contents beyond the fr
amidst," as, the 'report says, " the lanai
tears and Sighs of tens of thonsandi ortrhe
ple,!', show that she.haif no claim:whatever!)
sympathies of the British nation. .
In the' deployable ' absence . of - the Hills
Parlianient, there' can ;be no expressiont '
public voice.. But let its all, ningly, or WO
wherever and whenever we can, implorer Mn
God that the nascent causeof "truth and*
. . .
religion.and,Rieti " -may, by,his blessink,
ily and universally prevail in lands So I
thraldoin to ignorance and otipretsion. - ,t
Tie total Teeeipts of the7l3ible„Soci
the . year have : been £15,4:,406, being;
4000 over last year. ;I`he testae
freis the deriet'af bailie , : 9B9 , "287' 1 * J - :f`
pots a - brad, 636:698; Making ,
1;025,085/eopies,Lbeing '-an; increase
798 Over the, issues, of the previo,
ni ,
The,Soniety,is,tiuder engagements tO". I
t ent of '487,676. '
'lltietpishisp of 'London ' moyed ask dop
bon of the ''report in .a large andt bend
hearbsd isneeelritdivideillbetviteis, 4 gland
the.nited Statesi j the , noble . p ' :lege
of ;tairculating the. Bible:,ov,er; the ,arid.
Dr. Norman Moefeed; Of Glasgo'w, '
de ',a,
Characteristic and' i stiiritig ' addle' '' He
dwelt on the tests which the Bible ha -stood
prephitic,?;diastrinali . experimental,4
infidelity, by •PorrYs by. aliPiltelrB4 homes
by missy:m:loes, among ; the" hentlieei •y our
solders . * scenes Oficarnage„ in`ikett, nt and
e . &B
the 'l4 our 'pear allifitiat intry ,
nieicitil ane4es of ufasettere on 'the ryieve
of the gralie, : by the , bridegroo ‘;ping to
the altar, by the bride weeping ay. her 4e,
partnre from her childhoods hi . e. All
proclaim that "the Word` of doit, ! true."
He denied ' the" - &iris of bib olatry,"
Baxe , in T the sense, ot loving : the I' 4. - ter.that
came from the distantfatheig„so tit Church,
' ' from ' her' ' r band.
k i th! message abse n t
.4 .
`'" ikkeir an old'offibei that tise. 'periodi
cally thibiring oat a few bits of tii :r, over
which le hung with an aspect ofi evotion, .
and dropped many: 4 tear., ; Why. 4he love
those bits of paper so , s well 7 ey , were
the autograph; commands Of.Nois ii, Which
had been !Mervin the 'sky, fiir'' belie the
roaring'of Many a battle'lthat , beibmade our •
name illustrious. And shall;wilihis blamed:.
because ;we, too,. drop„ao. affe 4ippape i talt,
over these glorious rev:nitwits iss of b t attles
t f
and victories of, the ' Great: - 0 7 ' taus .of our
saliation; by Whein - oni'ilitifre lairbeers Ye
diseased?' We' are not 'bibliol tin:o, init.we
i .)
adore and worship,the Father ' f , ithe,Bible;
yes, we say it : is the word of, 4.' - ' ' ...
Like' a true . Highlander, ' r. lgebleod
spoke with riaithitic Coffin:lila M aboht the
necessity of ''resisting invasion` :and ' war,
should'they , assail our' shores. Bat yet, .
"..while..l. say let = us take,eare of enr,shot,
and shell, and keep our. powder j dryi and •
send our Leviath ans on i " the brpot,i;,3lst ide
not believe that arliPoinahiesstr or Popish`
despot On earth, haa any'latemY iteleir - io 2 .
much aiiti battery .of Bibles." , st,i; =:s .:
J Dt:1111cOleod !concluded; ;I.o3+;a' =very graoo
- reference to,thnishop,ef LoNon : I' jt
is a long • time ago, that IhadiSe.happineis
of ineviieg a 3rounimmi,in fv , gAtishriii- '
versiiY,' admired for This"iiilentsii profoividly
reii eeted ` tor : his ``character , . alik_bislaredrfor
isabfistdAbwittor .iry.'-;lvey.,-,m1p , ..
him, till to-day ;,and,,thank God, that 1., can.
as a Presbyte r ian minister; second a - , resolu- T
don proposed hi 'that' once fOureg blan,r- and`
now 'Alie ' 'Bishop of `LonderrA ) ‘; This was
lailedlwith grisittechaering, amid_ which the-,
speakettsabdown ; and Abe Bialsop, in, retir
ing, grasped...him by , the hand.
Dr, Pome.royy moved a vote of thanks to
the Uhairsiihis; and testified to the universal
feeling'ot reaper fot'the character of Lord
Shaftsbury. which ,prevailed in America;
and gave him, a hearty, invitation to visit
the United States. Lord Shaftsbury "felt
deeply indebted "to J. iomerey. '" ilia
I been a yoinig man, and not verging on old'
age, I' should" accept' the invitation and.go
across the - water. , -I have , done„,.
hest thing, and emit -my son ; and if, the, re-..
<section he had met there,Waa a panicle what.
he (Lord S") Might eipeiii; then he could'
only express his deepest and most heartfelt'
gratitude tethe penple of"the United States
for theirkindneriwind affection. I believe
that gone _et! the f greet, an blello - effeotoi
whioh , erisemfrom ) the,iinititution of, ilinAi
;bieBomity, is, that itis a source of union,.
Filth of thoughi and action, b etween the
people of Pokier:ld; and their free, prosper-'
`oitesi and happy - , brethren of: the .. United ,
States." (Loud sheers.) : , - -
I might have crowded into this letter the
statistics of a great number of the May.
Meetings and great Societins; BA' Limie
thought it bettet tolgitrethe; spirit of a:few
of- them; reserving others, D. , V., for future.
n0tice.:.::...... ; ... ~.T. W.
P. S — 7 -There is a report that Garibaldi
has gained a success against the Austrians.
t They have virtually roiled from ; tie in va.
sion of Sardinitir.iiidzitliii! odeinages their
reputation: They have always -b een.slug
gish,r ,
as a militaryfieree, eotnpared with the,
date of the "French: , - '
The 'General Election is well nigh con.'
eludini.'" The Tories' have gained about
twenty new seats, and imainlylty gross cor
ruption. By this they have exasperated the
country, and kiiit*,„h,e4bert4 more , close:
ly 'to ovettliroi them When " Parliament
meets: 'Piesbiterbiris in - lreland suffer`loile
in: - the retirement of Mr.' " Kirk, foriterly
member for,Neury. . He found that £3,000
was : the.price ,of the !teat. So the , Tories
had ruled it!,. Mr. Arnott, Mayor of Cork,
, a Prisbytetian; has been elected for kinsa.le.
ig -
- Important Biblical Discovery.
• - -. • •• • • • ,
The london Athe:nmunt says that Pro-
fesserillitelienclorf; Who- had been 'serif by
the'Rtisiisitf l Goireriirrienti on , a journey of
scientific , exploration, in a letter from iCairo,
dated 15th March; states to the.ginister of
Saxony Herr Von Falkenstein that he has
stioceeded in making same valuable dis
cfteriei lelative to .the Bible =The'inost
important of these discoveries istw mina;
script' of the Holy. Seriptures,,ifrom , the
fonrth century--consequently as old ,as the 1
famous manuscript of the ,Yatican, ,which
hitherto, in all eorlimentaiies, maintained
the first rack. This it 'will qii4tare - in
future with the newly.discovered manuscript,
if Herr , Tisehendorf •be not mistaken. In
three hundred and , fortysix.. beautifully
Atm parchment leaves, of such aim that
only two eau' have been out of one 'akin, it
contains" the greatest part of the Prophets,
the Psalms, the!Book of Job,ltbe Book of
Jesus, ; Siracit„th, Proverbsil the Song of
Solomon and 4fferal of the Apochryphal
Books of the Old - Testament ;Ibut then the
" whole of the New Testamentie complete.
'Another`alititile discovery
l of Professor ,
Tisohendorfs is - described as nlundoubted
,and, complete manuscript of the Epistle of
!Barnabas, a nd , of the Shepherd of Hermes,
both belonging,to the second century of the ,
Christian era, and Originally standing in the
esteiim -of: thet Scriptural Epieitles. Herr
tTisehendorf hopeskirom the munificence (of
the ~Rinwitca ,G,oveynment,,,that he will., be
,enabled to give Attliediate publication , to
these three manuscripts' " "
, t 1 the
y the.
;al) ,
4 for
o. ly
:'4 . -;:t.d..LoAtz, ~:r:I.; 1:., 1.1::'...;.i-
PP 9N;t i kiH, PA.
AY JUNE 11, 1859.
The General Assembly 0f71859.
,TENTH DAY---Afternoon Session.
Tim' order of '.tho - cloy being • the election. of
Professors for ttle..Nortll"Westere Boolioer,y,
Ar..,E. Nl
Maeaster, moved
. tO_postpone, for
tke purpose tattfogiuji imotitie to defer the'
, election year.
- MOM beau ten years a Professer in the Sem
inary under;SYnodical control, and felt it a duty
to, present•the subject fairly to the understanding
lot} Ore: Assembly,; His position was., delicate.
• 'Efe,,had hitherto declined participating in the, dis
Citations', hat now felt:it a duty to speak. - Provi
dettotealled him to' it, though painful. Justice
to a Public %interest ot,the reqiired the
hownt,P4, We patience, and'give attention. He
heAL committed to :writing 7ritat,trhad to pay, and
w7giirVitralV HeMN Wilke tliree
1. He did_not appear as a party to a scramble
for pl
„ „„
ow. in 0 onenotuu point it) any act of his,
by himself or by his friends on his anthority,
seeking _an appointment. He had three times
vacated his place, with a .tiew, Ao .ctianges,sup
posed ta be beneficial. " He r parer, had been,: and
never Ifinid'l4; lin aspirant.foil artotribi!, in the
gift of the Assembly.'" He appeared here but as
a member.
I , o f
2. Re had Chit been, and would' not be a party
to any personal controvasy,-nnless, as he had
heeh 4 powned, - fiir 'theee - Tiettenl4iire.
everrefosedlo reply,to any nt,the attacks made
uPee , * r im- te. be ar.419 1
thhlg.persoial heretofore, teas a gnarwtee for-the
e to
t°ll3subject, -wo u ldBl
l i t;8 would w e4 9kuldw be
discuss needfuli !trellts6 discussi ng
and edifietitiOn of the Churah, and plain
ness and ' fidelity.
There W:el3 • ll,great division in the"churches, on
the subject: Since 1856. the whole, movement
toward the Seuilitery, had been by
accimations, specintly against the':Professors.
The accusations god refirenie to alleged opinions
and designs on the sebject'otslavery. He did
not intend SO dieones merits of the subject of
slavery, only tie far' au "answer, to wreegful
charges made this necessary. No matter pf so
cuiation has been ..alleged against:4llmi except
what resolves itself into Ws' It has been al
leged that it was the design of himself and Dr.
ThOntai . ' to found_ an abolition IBeiniiiary, and
divide the Chrireh-ftiat they bad' attempted to
accomplish : this
_design, by enneealment, fraud,
trick, lie: To thesaln t h e terms' in which they
are made, he would make no reply. He would
treat them, as he b‘d7diitherto done, with si
lence •ge would not attempt to prove that Abe
charges were wrong; untrue as they are.
Some may have b eef deceived by the
repro en-
Wiens made. ,He would try t to, diaabise,the AB
- speak historically, quoting
rewords *-1 ;
1. The Seminary at first; was l ostablhated by
the Synods, in Ohio, and Indiana. They sought
the Taoroperatilni' se of ' Kintucky,""fen
nessee,, and,..Miesenri. union ,was,-, formed;
and the Settiloary_desired a cordifid union.
' The PrOpoitillit 1856 to - eiteiad the interest in
the Seminary, to- other-Synods, was not made to
•Missouri. This was because, Missouri had with
draw .1 f;om the 'Ocrinexien,
• ' years previously.
Shah Avaatha, general , understanding, andithere
wasobundant evidence, of tne,fact ,
of withdrawn'
, (Orr htqttrited from • the Digest, prepared by S.
J. Baird; and from eundrY papers and documents,
to,snetain tnis_position.) ~He gayi these reasons
to 'shoe; the ground on which he,and the Direeters
concluded that the Synod, of Miesouri did not de
sire aninvitatipn to, unite in, the Seminary, and
lime was not, invited, when other, Synods were
invited2l ' = •
-, ,The'eennexion of the Synods of Kentucky and'
Tennessee with
,New Albany, was
- dissolved; in.
1858, When the with, New
Danville watt
tnied.Tl , And =Missouri withdrew in the; samk t
year,- and for , four yearn ,appeinted , no . Directors.,
The 3emmarY had loiMerly sought a union
with the)Syneds in the slat , e States , on true prim?
ciple, : consistent with , the safety and benefit , ef t i
;tint p es Hei s hilieved that the free Statee
will not be driven; froth Iheiii * true JfetitairilitiVe:
ground. The attempt to, excite the odium of
Abolitionism ngainet l ,the jriands the New
Albaril-Seddiarjr,li , nejest, and'to he deprecated.
He had:endeavored tn , preserve lhannion of the
Synods North and South of. the Ohio, and yet hal
is anAbolitioniat It not he; '
but °there; who sought and effected division.
E. In Augnst, 1856.. a circular . was addressed to
Ministers and eiders in the aiveii. North-Weitera
Synods. nln 00Mber, , a Conatitution was proposed
and ,arlopted. It, was ; adopted by all the seven
SYnods, with only One` 'negative voice, in one of
theta. ' ThiireA was nothing 'aboutlelaveryin the
. por zl in the-,Constitution; nor in the
Synods, on.the sdoption of the Constitution; He
was accused of Plotting, beanuse a Constitutieti'
had ,been offered to, the Synods, and, not ! to ,a
Convention. ~But they, the Synods, had the right
to net, end they exercised that right.
In 1157 he addreesed'a letter to the Directors',
Of the new Seminary, stating hie views„on the
iibject of slavery,.in which he declared"his ad:
hesien fully to the doctrines'of the= Assembly on
the subject. , _(The sneaker here read,thiaJetter.
It is very long. We published it once.) '
To the answer given' th-the queetion sent up to
the Assembly in 1645,re)ative to fellowship with.
siavenolders, in any circumstances; he had always
dealorded. It Was' snbstantiallY right. he
thought the Raper then adopted , by' the Assembly
WAS liable to, be, misunderstood, both by
holderruied "abolitiliniets,'and also by Many good
persons biota. own Church and mother Churches:
He considered that paper ill7ndvised,crude, and
Two privitaletters of one of the Professors
(Dr, M. iiimself l ).,. had .been discovered, and
brought forth, as proof agaleiti hies, of Plots and
Of these he would say that they were
his; Own., The other ?releaser, andtbe Directors,
had no responsibility in relation to them. These
letters, heivever, sufficiently eXplttin themselves,
to the:candid.r. He would print ohm in ; an Apr
pendia. to his present remarks. They maintain
that slavery is a 'tigat'evil and this is sustained
by the Aisembly43 action' of 1818; 'and they
speak in condemnation of the new doctrine, that
slavery is a great good. They"They speak of certain
persons who are endeavoring to introduce among
us this .new doctrine, and of, the duty, of resist
ing the encroachments of the slave ppwer.
Taking sliferyini3 difineill—thatis; as a system
.whielt.mAkes human ,beings,'V,chattels," 1' tools"
••=-4t , eitonid„npt °time. into ; the•Chttrolt, and
84910A0t there,,tolerated.;,'slnyery
power had conic region t o, interfere with
the Reooeffik .eirerio to , 00 tat?tioh. ,a Solinnol7-: It
was not te. : baendnreil., p The wa?hed - been waged
_to .maintain the e pro-slavery,poirer..: He had , been
„preserined, hecanse -beoptild not bow down to
AikimporcamtAgeoiou to , twiloOkled• . The
eyes, , of the ,Ohtirch i and the world. are ,. upon
this Assembly. If the ; Assembly should decide
,wrong, .he would still netleisake the Church, but
would ,yet , contend.for. and,glory.
Truthwill,prevall, bet error will die and, perish.
He j had,.diecharged a present duty, one,',Whieh i lie
eotildmotovade. lie, . would ; print 'fifty ; thousand
,copies of hisopeeen c end send them 811 2 over the
Church. ' •
Dr. Rice regarded -this exhibition, by the last
_speaker, us,otie, of the} meet remarkable he lied
ever witnessed; Spch,a speeoh,when the order,
of the k day.was an eleotion .It shouldiave beep
,ruled out of order ; - but now there must be a re
sponse. He would.lurbrief:
This matter of the Seminary came up to the
Assembly from= the Synods., This direction was
--giveipto it, ftpA, in the Synod,-of Cincinnati, on
a paper drawn up by De..- Val:Master audit was
ealled.a," peace, measure." He, came heie
posing that all had been done in, good faith. He
.brought no. documents, not ..expecting_stoy euch
discussion.. 11e,capte to accept the.. offer of the
Seminaryand adopt rriessures for parrying it on
He bakcome with. the pledge of fonds, ample. to
,begin -; with. ; - He had-.thought the controversy
The House_ had board a tong history. Dr.
Machlaster might.believe it was,trne, but he did
root., Noman ever-let 'suffered persecution in
the Presbyterian Church. Every man has room.
The controv,eray betwiten_hitn. arid Dr. , M. com
menced in 1845,. in i tlie Synod of Cincinnati on a
paper introduced by Dr. hisohlaster. The Synod
then approved, almost nnanimmisly,,of the action
of the Assembly of the previous May. Dr.. 14:
entered his, dissent. This was not,. a personal
matter between , him and Dr. M but a discussion
on principles. He never bad a yeraonal oontro
tversy_ with any ,
_man: •
Dr.. Rice hern gave way to a motion to adjourn.
. -Adjourned till eight (Nock.
The unfinished business of, the afternoon was
did,_not Intend,to make speech, he
not go.into i , of
4 t - Dr.4 -Igachistster,_ lielkePoAsirer. l state_ a few
ufeetsbage Tfoo l . B ett#ll. o P4o o PcltPt,iChAnlera
ifageithstlthatsi?firlrrAngwitis kgbjeo-tnoCtls4;o4e-
, ,
Even!ng Sessjon.
s,~ ;r}s
Philadelphia, South West Corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets
liveranee of '45. Dr. C represented it as an
evidence of great wisdom in the American
Church. .
Also, the Synod of Iridium, which had planted
the, Seminary, had objected, to Pr.,MacMaster as
a. Professor, and he supposed that be also might
The. Synod , of Missouri could easily have been
asked whether ,it, bad withdrawn. The 'Stated
Clerk couldbave answered. Bat they .never did
withdraw. -They were designedly excluded from, '
the new arrangement. Why else•pass them by;?
Why was there no invitationl Why make,it an
article , that a two thirds vote , must be hid to,-qtd
mit them, or any. other Synod, into the alliance?
lie would -refer, to ,the private, letters. .They
were simply about the ,Seminary, where there,
should be. no risecrets. There are, some ,things ,
about which amen has no right to have ,privacy.
in his porrespondence ; and one of these is, mat.
tars which concern the public :interests of the
Church.. Dr. Bice here read extracts from these
letters, and commented on them with great
power. . ,
The South, he maintained, had-never come up ;
to the Assembly to ask an alteration of the. As
mbly'Sdoctrine of. 018.: He ,belieyed hi that
doctrine and had preached it often, Ebrth, and
South. The petitione, ;which - called, out' the
action of 1845,:dami'.up - 'from M.'s friends.
ILhe, Dr.ll..., ; believed the 'slavery power sought
to govern the 'Assembly, he' would fight: too.
Neither Dro-sleyeryism nor abolitionism . ehotdd
rule in the Assembly.; Tliey;,:v(pro!,bOth. ,errors,
and lioth led J to infidelity, Rev would, allow no
man to assail ; private •'letters, -nor to'
PrO"te :4160ive •Imeasures 'AT' , 1410/reit; ,by,
private letters..; It WAS. his ~4- r aty,to,.previnf these
evils. he could , forgivek as- he" hoped • to be ,
forgiven' Dr .M
copiesiothis speeo'h. one hun
dred thousand. He will but the more injure him
"lf.; Thifit4li 4ad..) ). 0 11- * , 4W- Ar'h'e , 4.,
had come up With threatsoin case..he :should not
be eledted; he would have deserved to be rejected.
This,Aseembly,is, be_fr,ightened bY threats
lie trssted.that the .Assembip•okoold go An -and+
finish thematter. lie:had i toid:Jda,brotbrep that
he did not seek,'" place in the Seminary,,sad,,now
he, said ithe..same to the Assembly. f . But if the
Assembly wanted him, it. would say so, and he.
would then consider the matter.
Dr. him:Master's motion . was laid on the table.
Theyote.m,fill the first, oks'ir„that of -Didactic *
and Polemic Theology, was: Dr. Rice, ?.14:- Dr.
21177,5,",1114sjro'rit4y.5f;or.8Dearr votes,
Ballots being..cast .for the 'Chair, of Biblical
and Ecclesiastical History, ,
was ..elected.--tHr. ..Lord bad.. 218 .votes, Prof.,
Moffat. 28 scattering, 84. Majority for Dr..
Lord, 161 all. _
The thanks of, the Assembly were voted to,
Rev. Drs. Palmer, Clarke, and Moore, for their
sermons before.the Boards, and copies : veep) asked
for publication.
On , motion of Dr. B. M. ;Smith, a proposition
to. diminish the number „of. _members of . the
Boards;• and comae other changeso was referred
- to, the neat General Assembly,,aa follows : ,
4. That the Conatittition Of the Boards of Foreign Miss
done, Domeitic Idissione,..Bducation,Bublication,. and the .
Church Extension, -be modified - -in, the .folloning , particu
lars, TlM.tithe number of members in the& Inetttitiche
be limited to sixteen members eiktit elders and 'eights:Mule.
tentito be elected font' classes,. .
-2- That said Reseda and Committees shall meet on the
Thursday of the week succeeding' the thong of the Omens
bly,Jand thereafter oti`their own , lidjtirarnent,' proiride4
they do:not meet lees often than once monthly.. ,
.8, That nine members shall he viscose-my to constitute a
4. That the dirties devolving otOthe Executive Commit
tee, ea now-constituted. Abell .devolviy on the Boards and
Chu* Extension Oommfittee .noder the proppemborgeni
zatiOn, and that the:Boards. and Committee shall send up;;
their roottide fO.! review to the assimitify.
!le . ..That teach meeting °Uhl Assembly a: Committee
shall by appointad,,ott.each of the Boards and Church Bx
tenelon ComMittes; Which Shall' ocUisilst of ' otie mendli.
from eaehlsineerepreeenteeli, *aided'
thlilititaber of members may be - antitdent v to whieh COM
. mittee Icaddition-to the nrdinary, duties, performed by. it
shall be added tha .of nominating stiltable,perions for the
of to of Be 4 retaries such Boards, and 'Ohniehllatexision
QossmftteeThat. a ,Committee of one memier from each of the.
Thiside.iod'thei Church ,Extension ComMittee he now. iso
pointed pretkielor the consideration` of the'" As
sembli,.enoh other and speehd modifications of this existing
Constitutions of said Board and Church Extension Com
, mittee as may be required,'ShilMethat 'Ant* bly proceed
to the adoption of the fox!tgohngle,
The Committee are Drs. , B 3. B.
Spottswood; Bohert -Steel, - W.=s:-'Green, and J.
C: Backus. • ,-;
R.'R. Reed, M.D., of Washington,
Pa., offered
certaiwresolutions on the subject of Colonization.
Dr. ,Thornwell considered this subject to ,be
outside of Alia commission, of the Church., ;
is, organized for spiritnal pitrposes; and these
only. lie was not opposed to Colonization, but it
came not within the; functions of-the Church.
Let theChuroh cling totthei Scriptures, proclaim
them, preach thaglospel,-know nothlng,bntlesus
Christ and him ,cruolf!.ed, if gentlemen, wished
to colonize the people of dolor. or take measures
to prevent the antra 'trade:Aet 'them do so es
citizens, not as ati organized Church. The Church
should not be implicated - with the State, nor with
State,airairs, Aloe affairs, otoff
, Leave
Risiorical.Societies, 'temperance Soeieties,Abo
talon'Societies pro- SlaverY Soeleties. Let the
Church attend ' to the . concerns of the soul's
Ale wished the country 'all prosperity. The
salt which is to, save this cottetrylethe Church.
A Church which belongs to, 4 no,politiCal party
arid no mere human association. Church
Which' serves` Christ, and Seeks 'tile welfare of
the souls of men. • • -!
• The paper iwas referred.. to the Committee, on
Bills and,Overtitres.
- 8i tomorrow morning. Con
dhided with prayer. -
• Tramper, May 81, 1859.
,The _Assembly engsfed,.for. half an hou r; in
praise, reading the 4oriptures, and preYer..
The Minutes of . yesterday ,iifire read , and ap
The unfinished beakless of last evening was re,-
smited,-aod ballots cast for the occupancy of the
Chair "z of Hititorioal and Nato* . Theology and
Clinreh Governnieet, With; thefolloWing result;
viz.; Rev. Leroy j. Halsey, D. D., 206 votes,
scattering, 48; majority for Dr. Halsey,- 158. 1
_Tor the Chair of Biblical Literature and Exe
gesis Rev. W. rk., Sc ott, D. D„ 165 votes ;J.
F. 141,aren D 45' 1 '66attering Majority
for Dr. - Scott, 84.
Rev. Dr Sparrow, from the Committee on the
subjert, read a Narrative on the State 'of Reli
gion. It ixpresees gratitude for uniot► and peace.
The Church is advancing. The fruits of last
year's revivals belie been gathered in, and other
revivals have been enjoyed.. Of the one,bundred
and wenty nine Presbyteries which have sent up
reports, aixty-three have`enjoyed seasons Of re
fresiiirigin portions of their churches. The re
port is exceedingly encouraging and ' also srig
gesdvewnd inciting. (Read it , entire when pub
,lnihed.) It was adopted unanimously, and , or
dered to be inserted in the Appendix to the Min
. •
Judicial ease No. 4 waslaken up, being an ap
peal', of Davidson, .Roons, sand others against a
decision of , the Synod of Baltimore. •
Dr. Humphrey stated the nature Of the ease ,
when•it was referred to the next General Assem
Members of the Boards of Domestic Missions,
Publication, and Education were elected. ,
Directors .were ehoosen for the Seminary at
The members ohosen for the Board of Damestio
'Missions are :
• Mutternas—P. O. Studdiford, D.D., in the place of J. J.
aneway,' MD., deceased ;N. Morley, D.D., 0 Beatty,
.D.D„, R. L. Breck, Squirt Robinson, D.D, Joseph McElroy,
George McNeil, John N. O. Grier, DD., J. Rice
•Ilenry Perkins, D.D., , Reward.. D.D., A. G. Hall,
Robert Steel, MD., Lewis Oheasman,D.D., Weary J.
'Tandy - kb; Wet. W. Palls.
Rtnlato Runktr—Jatnes Lenox, Jonathan Ogden, A.
. Porter; P. S. Shields; M.D., Joseph B. Mitchell, Wm.
win, lien., John 'Mitten, O. Day.
Judicial.onse No. 3 was taken up. .It is an ap
peal of. Alexander Frazer from the Synod of Bidfalo,
which oonfirmed.ti Sentence of a church Session,
suspending` him from the communion of the
Church.' Dr. Hall, of Itoohester, appeared for
the apellant. ''Dr. Rankin and Mr. R. Y. . Miller
appeared to .defend the: Synod..,. Mr.. lies. •of
Alabama,,wac appointed, by requept.Of Dr. Hall,
to assist .in the : prosecution of the appeal.
The pißefs in the case Were 4a4Trom which
it appeared 'that Mr: Frazer,. allßtiling Rider,
bad • forsaken , the ordinances. of oMorship
reighteen;months, withontOuty reason satisfactory
to the Session. (He did not like the minister;):
Adjourned with prayer.
= • 'Afternoon .tession:
- .
Judicial ease,. No: 1, ,wa.e. reaumedit arid the
readiagiot the paßers,cqutinued.
Dr,l"lull.,Bl4te thi,f9pollo4t.
spokilarUilpellant. -
'.A.`difficultrherpvccurredote ha were hhe
decided' that
t z sliN 1.)14-,11f4 -49
By lan, or st the!OtOe, $1.50 pe r Teat len PROSPECTU
) ?,ta g
feredip ;e, Qty' s _4.ost
WHOLE N 0.850
, Synod WSE , nit n party, and doubted the pro
p ittl of heating:Mr. 'Miller, he having to en ap
pointed as one °Mite Committee to defend the
Synod, but was not. a member .of the House.
Ihellouee decided that the C o mmittee s ;ho u ld b e
heard. .
Br Itultin then toilf.,the floor
Adioarned to 74 O'ploCk.
Evening Session
Dr. Rice, from the Committee on Bills and
Overtures. reported on the subject of notifying
members elected .on the different Boards, recom
psraling-notaction at present.
• Dr. Edwards wee surprised at this. In this
charges for looseness and neglect, some
tiing should be done. Ordered . on the docket;
Dr. ItiOh-Preisented also the subject of colonise
tien,-yeferreil last evening, recommending the We
affirming Of - Abe Asiembly's action of 1848 and
1858-. - -Put on the docket.
h in
unfinishedTlie _ess was resumed, Dr. Ran
kin laving the ,ftoor. ' • -
for. Miner was next heard in , defence of the
Synod. of , )3nifole. , .
4Dr. - Hall replied. - •
,Sundryr menkbeFe of the Synod spoke, and the
WEDNESDAY Tune 10, 1859.
A lief hour was occupied, as usual, in devo
, Th - eldinutee -of yesterday were read and ap
"The unfinished businese relative, to the Board
of Publication was recalled, Dr. Edwards having
the ffoor..
Dr. Edwardwhad been: speaking of the Board
AS assuming powers over the Hymn Book, to al
ter;•trits4p9sep and refuse to, alter. They objected
twthe injunction 'of the last Assembly, because
it ;would cost something.
- o entailer subject' his attention had been
Celled by `any brethren. It was a central effort
Ur' confine iiirthe business of circulating the
books to the`llonseln Philade'phia. No Deposi.-
terfes. No due facilities given to Synods, Pres
would not extend . hislremarks. He had
spoken' only_ of things , which be knew. This
Boaid was the Most expensive of all the Boards.
They should be instructed to economize; also to
expand' their operations, and to exhibit their bal
,isheat. They had sent to this Assembly no
Statement of their capital, nor of their receipts
'and' ,expenditures--nothing minute, nor full.
Simply, ale printed and circulated in the House, a
general statement of total amounts, and admit
ting, a balance on hand of $22,000. What was
this balance fort The Board of Domestic lifis
sitins.had need of its balance, to pay missionaries
fer labors already performed, and soon to be re
ported, ond to keep the-work going on during the
SiMiniey,' when receipts are commonly small.
Whai was this-balance for in the Board of Publi
ca on .
- Dr. B. M. Smith thought we had not time, at
this late day of 'the Sessions, to enter into these
matters. ' Some of them had been agitated in the
Aasembly.before. The Board had three Bank
Presidents,, men of business, in their number.
If Dr: Edwards had presented these matters to
the Board, it would have been better.
Dr. Smith had been Secretary for a year. He
knOws semething. This Board cannot compete
with ioluetary Societies. (?) The Tract Society
cireidates three hundred thousand of the Child's
Aver, while the 'Sabbath School Visitor circulates
but eixty . :thensan'd. But the Visitor is good,
Preebytertan,'jest as the Assembly directs. The
Tract Society gives no acconot of itself; and
prints, just what it pleases. He had been Col
portage:Agentin Virginia, for some time, and he
could get all' the' tont& he wanted. The Board
would not trust ' the Committee of Synod, but he,
befilikeOWn and responsible, could get a credit to
any, extent be wished. •
The Doxologies had been left to the Board's
.discretion, tend had used it as they thought
ittwould be for lairfination. The Board did not
mean to disobey, by not changing the Hymn as
directed. last /year., ,They hut deferred for farther
instruction. mould not see why, since there
Were ibieat nine hupdred Psalms and 'Hymns,
hikbrithreti could not bear to have one or two
repeated; and specially since they are willing to
sing; a' good hymn five hundred times.
Mr. Meander knew that the Treasurer of
the Board had served gratuitausly; but it was
proposed that he should give security (in $lO,-
000,) and hence apiary was voted to him.
Mr.-Edwards, of New jersey, had no complaint
to make against the Board. He honored the men
brit he 2 .vreald make a few remarks relative to
thabuioness. Hi moved , to amend, by directing
the Board to present their financial statement
wioremitintely, The Board labored under disad
vantages before the churches, for want of such
statements. He .also wialied to amend by direct
ing the Board to appropriate, as fully as prac
ticable, to the work of Colportage. This year
there was centributed about $24,000 ; an increase
pf about $5,005, froth the churches, for Col
peitage; and yet there was a decrease of over
onelitnidre lin the number of Colporteurs. The
report spoke of the amployment of one hundred
and forty Colporteure ; but their aggregate
,services amounted to only forty years of service ;
,and their visits Were but about six a day.
;Mr.'J. B. Mitchell is a member of the Board.
There lase order of the Assembly directing the
Board to present their report in print. The re
"port as printed, is .not yet complete. The finan
cial statement ishere in writing. It will be put
{ in ~print and published with the report, shortly.
Be had a Staten:Mut of the Colportage fund for
flee, years,, which he would use. The fund had
„beetiAierdraitn $OOO ; and hence so many Col
vporteura oCW:di:intim employed. Only about ten
cp'er'eeilt. , on the for five years, had been
to,,OfiCeirs: in Philadelphia, for conducting
A. few years ago a tremendous assault was
made on:all the Boards. A Committee was ap
pointed to investigate, of which Dr. Plumer was
could not find his Committee,
`only''an initial letter being given to their first
.sames.. Dr. Plumer; attended iiiinself, was re
ceived courteously, and reported favorably, and
the' r Assembly sustained the Boards. Mr. M.
,would.mention names of gentlemen in the Board,
worthy of all confidence—Drs. McDowell, Board
man -
The Board.liad once.trusted ministers, churches,
kte„. and the consequence was, a suspended debt
of $15,000. Treasurer is now endeavoring
to eollect thisSioney. The
,charges against the
Board_he regarded injurious to the members.
The Members were nearly the same as formerly;
and, if the,Aitlein,hly-iwould send. Dr. Plumer there
again, he would make a report similar to the
~for Mer.. The,', Colporteurs were not peddlers.
They seld,latiplM,',gave .hooks away, visited fam-
Mee r prayed. with families.
'For the' first dime in his life, he had heard a
word against ! the, Sabbath School Visitor. The
Board , was not responsible for the Home and
• foe+ Record • , They had but one eighth of
,th f ir., journal. The ether Boards had the residue.
qhs Sunday School Union gave $3,000 a year -to
editor. The Board publishes books, as
'';cheap as do Others. and' cheaper.
Rev. Win. B. Sohenck, Secretary of the Board,
was invited to. speak.,: •He was grateful for the
''oPportunity. B‘iirti.' rejoiced to bear the
4 88 %1114 ,disctiss4loX affairs, as had been done
ihi's Morning. He had come here without the
means„of itito r details, not having antici
pated theil4Att4ol +.
The Annual Report presented to this Assembly,
is not complete. ~s ,T he Appendix is yet to be
. He held in hp' hand written statements
..ef„eccbunti, descendingio minute details. They
'.„bed,beert ,handed te,,tke: Chairman of the Com
' tiaiitee. Any member might have had access to
Tbe„rednetiga. in the number of col
portiere was greater than he thought it was, but,
it was needfal acconiat of .the financial crisis.
The redaetiiin was mainly of those who labor for
but a !short time. T,he debt of last year was
nearly paid, About $19,000 had been paid for
the Sortyryears of actual'labor. This was about
$485 for, year's polportage. This embraces
wages, expenses,freights, books donated, &c.
He regarded the agency as very economical.
Comparing this with the cost of colportage in the
..:Treat Society,,and Sunday S3hool Union, it was
many della:in:cheaper.
The mode of keeping accounts in the Board
- bad changed several times, and he was not able
W , atieNr,',promptly, every titration. The ma
,Ohniarat,ef the.,Ceippetage system must be kept
-tip,siand if the churches will give double the
. t inency,,the double of, the work will be done,
withontany,grent increase in the expenses in the
:;offioe:in+k Philadelphia::..
The 'Tfoilni 4 and Foreign Record being the joil,t
wsirk Otalgthe,Boards, each Board is to be held
-mectinntable for their own.part. And, if it was
tall t/ Xwas, chargeable to the missionaries and
lAdt In circulating they'give all prac
t""They' give to the 'Synod of
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