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Prosbyterian Adva•atilt TWO' 21X119 lifii•Vir I
DAVID MeKINNEY and JAMES ALLISON, Editors.
Ye who'haire Sat . for weary years
Arid orltiolsed'my voice and tone,
And sorrowed that the Word of 'God
By hands eo feeble should be sown;
My Christian friends, a suppliant
Your pastor comes to you, this day,
And asks you, in the name of Christ,
For his immortal, soul "to'gray.
Temptcid without and weak within,
Storm toss'd and tempest driven,
I struggle, 'mid wild waves of sin,
To point to you the , shores of heaven.
The very office that I bear -
Attracts the wily tempter's eyes,
For where there floats a leader's plume,
There quick' the l'obril'an'e
Although of all my own dark sins
I cannot tell the vast amount,
For souls committed to my charge
I shall be called to zi - Sei Boer:mut;
Oh, Christiait'friende, , Will ye ntit teed
The solemn words I speak this day;
And for a blessing in Christ's name
Upon your Pastor, humbly pray?
—Author of Herbal Atherton
Dr. Boardman on Christian
We give some extracts from the admira
ble sermon of Pr. 'BOitietnan, - on '" Chribt
ian Union," in which he sets forth ifie-true
doctrine on this subject, points out the diffi
culties in the way of a greater degree of
visible unity, ands shows the position occu
pied by our own Church With respect to
From the'rextraets here ,, given,lit' will'bti
apparent to all culpable of forming a miffed
opinion on the liubj'eet, that whatev'er denom
inations may be an obstadle to a greater out-
ward unity in the Church, our branch of the
Presbyterian Church is UotOne of th`em.
" We need not, dieguiseihe faotrthat one
of the chief obstructions to outward unity
lies in the prevalence, in some branchen of
the Church of exclusive views on certain
important topics. And if there be a sincere
desire to promote Christian Union, the
churches must leak the question in timface
fairly and frankly, whether Chute views can
be modified. There can, e. g., be no proper
external unity unldAtttlie , Churchee reco#nv 4 ze
the validity of each other's ministry and
ordinances. There can •be-Ito proper unity
while 'one part of the 'household of 'faith
decline to receive another part of therlhouse.
hold as guests at the Lord's lable.• There
can be no proper unity, While some denomi ,
nations refuse all fraternal intercourse with
other denominations which do not see fit to
sing the Same Psalms with th i erdeelves
are hindrances to in outward and 'palpable
union, too contriloubus to he overlooked, and
too formidable 'to be contemned.
" It is no relief to say, that the several
sects here intended' , art •conshientlious , in
maintaining their respective• sentiments on
these points. We neither ask nor expect
them,to repudiate these peculiarities, until
convinced that it is their - duty to do eo. But
it is certain that until they'are put away, the
Church Can never attain that visible unity
for which so minygheltits sire eighing.
There may be a partialnnion in devoeional
exercises and in-philarithropie labors. But
there can be no complete,olanifeeted, unity
of the Spirit among all who love the Sa l i
viour. Never will this spectacle bless the
world, until the evangelical Churches, come
closer together as Churches, and break the
bread of -thki
" Will it be deenned'offeneikre,if in giving
utterance to these iseritiniiiiifs, pidliftitH,
am sure, by no - inky seeterfah feeling, I
offer a 'passing tribute <to that great and
powerful Church, made greatlind ptiwerful
only by the bleasing of , her Lorii—td 'Which
it is our priiilege to belong. 'The largest
Piesbyterian body in the world, kricisiefOr
her rigid adherence to the "doctrines of
grace," and often - in irligne - d as vole - nrierd - and
morose, she-beide do lirfneiplie which are
incompatible with the " unity of the Spirit
in the bonds of peace." She 'can- pass
around the whele radiant circle of tlie
baud of fellowship to every one of them.
The Episcopalian, the Baptist, the group
of Preebyterian'oburehie %CA cloire their
doors against us because we do not choose
to sing Rouse's Psalms—all are alike wel
come to her oommunitm. Tfletin'hy d'ebline
her fellowship and shut thenidelver Within
their own walls; but She dash 'ffeteWilie
to acknowledge their mitifettyAind ortliti
anbes; nor leave them in doubt whether
is willing to join bands with them against
the oomarOtr adversary. Her Christian.love
scorns the barriers of sectarian exclusive
ness, and comprehends in its warm embrace
all of whatever name who love her Lord.
And it is the constant prayer of those who
know her best and love her moat, that she
may be more and more imbued with that
divine charity which will for ever surround
like an atmosphere the Church, triumphant.
kf I am most anxious not to be misunder=
stood on thispoint. lam far from arrogating
for the Presbyterian Church, a pre•eminence
in either the gifts or the graces of the Spirit.,
I do not challenge for her a superiority to
the other churches, in intelligence, in!
!spirituality, or in useful labers. I rim"free
to admit—it is one of the common places of
our pulpits' and our prayer me.etings—that
she is juetly chargeable with a pride, a
worldliness, and an inefficiency, which calls
for deep humiliation before God. If .any
choose to allege, that in - her jealous concern
for the cause of truth andtrighteciusness, her
zeal has not in every instance been sufficient
ly tempered with meekness and ability, it
will not be disputed. It may be' that she
has sometimes been too tenacious of her
own rights; and that she has failed in her
duty to her sister Churches. But when
everything has been conceded on these
points, which candor and fair dealing can
demand, it will still remain true, than the
principles she holds on this subject, in coma
goon with the Methodist and Congregational
bodies, and,a large part of the entire family
of Presbyterian churches at home and
abroad, are in harmony with the spirit of
the text. Neither in her Standards, nor in
the spirit which pervades her ministrations,
is there any bar to her fellowship with her
sister Churches. ,:• Prudential considerations
may affect, more or: less, the question of an
interchange of pulpits with them ; but she
cordially recognizeellheir ordinances. She
welcomes them, not to c her table, but to her
LORD'S table, whenever it is spread for her
own children. She is` to unite with
thud in all judicious and SCriptural plans for
promoting the common' salvation. She is
from the heart, practically, not in theory
merely,' the friend of Chrietiatl Union."
Tit it "pufest prottil i d , d from . 'tile
hottestlarnaoe,"still•the blergtie r ie thinder
boltfrom the darkest Storm.
Parthelli'velibiierlan Banner 1111.11 Advocate
02 THE REV. JOHN SMITH, A PRESIIVTE
RIAN MINISTER, TO HIS BROTHER, THE
REV. PETER SMITH, A METHODIST
DEAR BROTHER :--The Rev. John Jones
is, by the appointment • of Conference, one'
of my clerical neighbors. With agreeable
manners, he seems to possess some ,good
qualities of mind and heart. His talents,
however, he himself appears to think, shine
to the best advantage in the line of edntro
versy, and Whenever this brother feels like
exercising himself at sharp shooting, Cat
vinism is commonly the chosen mark.
Many an arrow dipped in gall,. he :lets fly on
such. °cessions, against electiOniAtgainst pre
destination; against the perseverance of 'the
saints, against the Divine Sovereignty; but'
the strongest bow.is bent, the bitterest arrow
is adjusted, the deadliest aim is directed
against "the horrible doctrine of infant
damnation." If the Rey. Mr.jones 'stood
alone in this Matter, if he were the' only coo
among his, brethren that resorted to such
tricks, his name would not appear , at the
head of this letter. He is, however, only
one of many. Such tricks are, it is - to be
feared, but too well known to the majority of
Arminian preachers. When Unitarians or
Universalista strive to excite odium against
our doctrines, wicked as are their aims,
thero is at least no inconsistencY in their
wickedness. They are known and recog.
nixed es enemies -of the Cross of-Christ.'
The doctrines of redemption are to them
doctrines , of humbug. Even the salvation'
of adulte , le their creeds requires little or
roe grace, the salvation of infants absolutely'
none at all. Now", Tehlie been often remark-'
ed, thirtifelpifitual guides YourThuroli
se'el date , e i O'df Itheei riset , ce, !takes thitiiskutitte
erroliets who claim salvationlor infants, not
as a Matter Of grace, but as a matter of-aim.'
ple justice. If fault is found at all, it is in
soft and honeyed phrase;• while neither'
Webster nor Worcester can furnish- all the'
adje'otivee and nouns set in- array /against
Calvinists for believing tkat infants; like
adults, are saved only by the sovereign user.
ay of God. Thirsecret sympathy with the
enemies , of grace, and this open vitupeft
tion of the advocates of grace, has ;long been
a re.proich to the Methedist Episcopate
ministry. A Universalist champion setting
out to < attack the 'Calvinistic doctrine of
infant salvation, has hut to borrow the logic'
and rhetoric•of the oneareet• Methodist pul
pit. Or if he desires to see- htiw his eenti-'
ment - a on this point look i.et7. print, the writ
Inge of the Rev. Peter Uartwright, or'ofthel
Rev. -Dr. R. S. Foster, will furnish richiand ,
A few eveningaago, Mr.-Jones tfnd I met
at the table of a-common friend, , where the
,convereation turned on the !salvation of in
fants. As Mi. Hill,--our host, though a
classileader, was not aware of the ludo's:isle
tendes of the Arminian oreed, , l propelled
to Mr. Jones, that be should favor us with
his views on the .point - in dispute. To this
he readily 'agreed,- and began thus : " I be
lievefor rather, I know "that all infants are
saVerethrough till* atonement of Christ,
becense • it wouldise , clearly , unjust that.they '
should be lost. I read mylßible, 'Suffer
little children -to come to mei- and forbid'
them not., for of such is the. kingdeur of
heaven;' for 'ofineh is the kingdom of hex
yen, he repeated with a peculiar twinkle
of the eye • that-brother 'Smith, .does 'not
inuch like infants in hell sonpan
long.' To 'Mr who -hadsoften 'listened
to suoh arguments without perceiving their
fallacy, this !Boded' reasoning seemed per
feetly 4 64861tIbitre. - Teifi'are hiin'see the
glaringeethitilielleti6h ih eitiliettireitig that an
atonement was made4or them ,that-were- not
Acct, inquireds-ifeirifarrte=were inetheas
replied Mr. ',Unite fali t ift`their
great forefather; Ititit-'olfrfee'llied to take
away original , sin, andit.mosildhe shookine• e
iniustioeto hold there .hisswisrable for the
*sisi!hf `Attain." Mir it 'Obeid jam' that
infilbts 'Should fall in Adam, and how it
could be, at tiie.sinike-tine- elfookingly
just to hold theiranswerable for the
Adam, 'sheer' dontradidtionuasi it was, appear
ed to be no contradiction to the Red: kr.
"on Which I should4ike to haire your opin
ion. - Do yell. really- think that it was' just
that infants , ftlichild and chine
"Wei tiftfiVoilttifith sif M? n a ttireffr'dip fire d
aid i corrupt 7" '" Yes," was piereply,`“ be
ciuie 'Christ was. to make an atonement."
Butteuppiefe no' iton'ementiciad been made,
Wonlii itehavehinitritist thafhatstor Mr.
evidintlyidid 'Warlike td' t tifissidi my
,question in this naked form, but on being
pressed:fi l en* said," No, it would not ! 'have
been just." "Do you believe, then, lir:.
Jones, 'that infants area Isaiedrhy grace ?"
"I do," said he. "" You affirm," I .hort
tinned, "that infants lire' saved by grace,
and you also affirm, that according to the
principle of justice they , ceuld nevinebe lost.
Now, will youirbe so good veto , explain what
yon Mein" by infints 'grace ?
• Wohldit 'hot he 'is well to strike out the
word grace, and insert the word justice?"
Mr. Jones 'teemed rather nettled -by these
:interrogatories; lied , to - Ineike• thee'intitter
worse, Mr. Hill interpeeee with sitiother
question; "Briitlige.Todisifirs it really a doc
trine held .hy , „ the Methodist Episcopal
Church, that iufaute-are born , With‘natures
tetillyo depetiVest 7" .'The reply lwatein tthe
.affirrositiVe, !Weal:1 . 011W hy 'significant
look-that seemed to , say; "brother- 11111,1
',wish you would mind your own business."
Oar host` seemed' to' think he :tranniiiidieg
hie cm btisineles 'and prime/led a second
question; "'Why'alreuld infante , ensue into
the world with natures totally depraved ?"
A feeling of impatience seemed to come over
Mr. .who answered ire-a 'very -curt
manner, "Because they fell in Adam."
" Bit why, brother JonAlliould they fall
in Adam ? Could they kelp this'? Does
net `Dr.''Foster say - the paretit-mtr be to
blithe 'for hie own sins, bit' hoW the
children be to blame for that over which
they'haii no more than the angel
Gabriel ? And , did you not last Sabbath in
refuting Calvinism, assert that we had no
more to do-with Adam's sin than the man in
the nsoorr?" " Have I not told you," re
joined Mr. lonia, '"that Christ died for the
salvation of infants'?" " I know, you
but let us suppose, with Mr.: SMith, that
Christ had not died; Whit then ?" . Brit
Christ did die," was the sharp rejoinder.
This reply, or perhaps the tone in which it
was utteredi seemed to satisfy our host; but
it did not• satisfy' me. " The insionsistermies
in the Arminian creed, said' I, never ap
peered so striking to my`mind as they do
It was just, according to` AiMitriehism,
that infants should fall, 'and: 'according 'to
'Arminiatrism, it was not just: Ateicirding
Ariniiiiiriiem infants are retied 14 grace,
and according to Arminianisnsieif God did
Snot save Infants hp; grace, hisdwould'he, to
employ the dreadful. Itineurtgeessif Jolen g Wes
ley, and of Dr. Foster,'an
Be oontistent, Mr. 'Tines, drop the term,
" ONE THING IS NEEDFUL:" "ONE THING HAVE I "SIRED OF THE LORD;" "THIS ONE THING I DO.''
FOR titE WOifri: EINDEvo PttiRIJARV I,s, 113t.0.
1 We of course have no right to dictate
to Dr. P., in relation to style ; but as hy'com
mon consent the 44 Letters "• did not offend
against Christian courtesy, but, in the lan
guage of a writer in the Banner, were a
remarkable specimen of '"soft words and
hard arguments," I :venture to suggest that
such phrases as " disingenuousness, ' "mis
representation," "cannot but know," &0.,
&a, had better be omitted. They convince
no one, but rather , serve to injure ~ even a
good cause... Besides, they expose their
author to a Severe, retort, under certain cir
cumstances For example, in 44 Pressly on
Psalmody," p. 178, I read : "To call the,
Divine songs in' this version, Rouse's
Psalms,' is to evince
. gross 'fornorance, or
something worse." Bet if this be so,. then'
"the Commission of the General Assembly
of the Church of Scotland" must be'
4' ignorant .or something worse;'' for in
April, 1,648, they designated " the ministers
of Edinburgh, or, any of them,• to examine
the correction of the brethren appointed to
revise Rouse's Psalms, and. to confer," &e.
If the Reviewer has net the original Minute,
he can find the extract in Dr Cooper's
Evangelical Repository, liisrch,l.Bs2. Thus
this sort of weapon has two edges, and often
cuts friends, as well as foes, not excepting
the hand that holdsait.
2. Dr: P. finds - fault with Mews. Howard
and Paxton, for saying in their note, that
the author of the "Letters" had "stated
and completely refuted the principal .argu
ments for the exclusive use of Rouse's Ver
sion ;" and. he 'insinuates the • charge of
disingenuousnees." . But if be bad looked
at the tide of the " Letters," at the head
of his artiole, ;:he -would have, read.,‘ " A
Review of the leading argualents for the
exclusive use of the Book of Psalms;" and
on page 21 of the " Letters " the second
eidiVilden 'Of lite/gdifeilir plani'prepoketis,
" The questiorrof a : Dry:ll%lF. WARRANT for
ihenexolusive use of the B,ok of Psalms"
-Thiee are the statements of the author, who
edrttailily:never dreamed of discussing " the
exalusive Inse of Rouse's Version." The
inei 'of laic phraseology was an oversight' on
'the Tart of "our brethren - Pixten - and
Ho#ard," l and -,at rio''`,pait` Of Ihe
t:t.eittisearinintairted. / itt "the' "Letters'," •'and
:therefore Was :net-Worthy of eotnitch-notice
frointheßesliewer. And we roafirild'flint
rectionit'Werei sent, two months ago, when the
iectindvedition was ,fssued,''to' Che'rigrithat
finite ISO tits to make it.etnitdripoto
Other4iiiteof" he .",Letters."
Brit indee4'Whiltever* may he the' . tfo•
esillid principle - of-Dr. P. and hia.brethreti,
,haVe trey' not 'alai:4s in; ,practide :Sing
- " - Rouee's -- PailM"" - exclusively r
- Chili true in the - A*6l'6h; Ahe fairillY, and
In'private worship, and that; too, With rigid
exclusiveness ? Here, then, is :the " - ex' clu
sive use of Rousel" And does not this
very Quarterly (p. 150 y say, we reject " all
additions to the inspired system of praise 7"
Paraphrase" eon:tains no "addi
tions " to the inspired songs ! With Some
thing of the. same propriety, they "might
talk' `of 'a COairnenfriry With no " additrans"
to the text I Let - any' , unprejudiced man
read the first five of the "Letters.' on
Psalmody," and he will discover that the
Seottish General Assembly sinike the truth
when, in sanctioning, house, .they call it
''" alietVcipkida''e" not lees than tieentgliines,
but never, a version. And these: "
tions" in Rouse's "explication , "''
merely F' di f ferent language from the prose
'of , our, Bibles , not mere " •wads and
as "the Reviewer would have us
tralieve (p • 26Y:biit the:thoughts sentiments'
explanations of Rouse and his improvers—
in othefiards, the " human coniposition "
of the poet,, mixed largely with " the' in=
spired, sOngl" Still • the Reideiver insists
that " Rouse'e Pialms " is " TEE WORD
OF ,GOD,'! equally with the prose version of
our Bibles. But did the` General Alierbbly
of the Church of Seotland—did any - man of
common sense, ever call our " Prose Irensla.;
'thn of the Bible," `a paraphrase, or - "'large
explication," as Ralph Erskine defines that
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grape, and say at once, that eimple justice
requires the nalvation of infants, and 'thew
infants would just as 'certainly ; have been
.saved without a Saviour, the death of Christ
was a work of supererogation. Mr. Jena,
instead ' replying to thew objectionn,
rose suddenly from the table, ,looked at hisi
watch,, and remarke.d.that be bad 'almost for
gotten an engagement elaewhere at that very
moment ' JOHN, SMITH.
For the Presbyteitiiii Banner and AdToorite.
MESSRS. EDITORS.:—In your issue of
February 4th, you notice " the new Quar•
terly " of the United Presbyterian Church,
containing a "Reviet of Letters on Psalm.
ody," by John `I. Pressly, D: D.. -As the
" 'Letters " were highly approved by die
tinguishe,d brethren, and recorimended by.
the Synod of Pittsburgh to the attention of
all their pastors and churches, and as I knew
it to be the desire of the author, often ex
pressed, to see a calm, courteous review, of
his book, it was natural to wish to know
what could be said on that aide of thr, goes
tion. Having read the Review,,l offer yob
a few strietures-on certain of its,features.
4.` says the - Reviewer, "suppose,that
Mr. Annan hair accomplished all that he has
attempted to prove, it, would amount only
to this, that viewed in the light of ~a cor
redt and faithful `VersiOn; our preeeneinet
rieal version '(Rouse) is in some reiiPtiets
imperfect." This is a great mistake.;
Let us see what Mr. A. has " attempted
to prove : "
(1.) That neither Rouse; ndr the previous
Versification of Sternhold and Hopkins,
nor the earliest Psaltuody of, the Scottish
martyrs, Wishart and•others, (in the times of
John Knox)—none of these were forined on
the principle of the Reviewer and his,,breth
ren, viz : "an exclusive inspired psalmody ;"
but were all, without exception, viewed and
adopted as "paraphrases." Now, if Mr. A.
44 has Proved " this, (and we bdlieve he , has
fully proved it,) has this " nothihg to do
with the meritsofthe question ?" Does he
not thus prove what they call their princi
ple of " inspired Psalmody," to be
mere modern invention of their own, which
their sect has set up, Without authority or
precedent from our common fore.fathers?
Who, then, are the "innovators?"
(2.) Mr. A. has attempted to "
(we think he has proved,) that while the
Reviewer and his - brethren denounce sister
Churches as Orme who use , " hurnan com
position," they are habitually f doing the
same thing. And has this nothing do with
the subject? What is their profession of a
correct and faithful version " worth, if
they habitually trample it under foot ?
Mr. A. has attempted to prove (we may
say he has proved,) that whilst the
claims that he and his brethren, sing "the
word of God," "a correct and faithful trans
lation," " the sacred songs of the Book-of
Psalms," " sacred songs, of which God is the
author," "songs composed heaven," ":in
spired songer--while t,her:Reviewor anli his
bretliiiiibold)y . arisert all this, it is proved
by the 'best anthority, even that of , the
SOottish General Aisetntil", std `'by care ul
exabin'ationiof 'gouge; thltyttiese . brethren
'do`not Sing 'the" ligorr'd'e6bfesmfithe Bible,"
b'ut 'only a'"lparaplaiiie " bfi iiiiny' of those
songs i It is further lotriiticr by `Mt' A.'flist '
they gg lay aside l's aselses'ittlfellOth 'verse
of Ps. Ixxiii. and parts f, f }'othe ' r'songs :
sufficient• to forld fifteen. *h ole 'Psalms =as,.
lsrge as Ps. i. 'This, Mr , 1 : olum certsinly
"attempted to prove." AO' will -the Be-'
viewer.stillt affirm that -all-tliis gg has mothink ,
to do with the question at-isaue !" He and
his brethren denounce,the ;Presbyterian and
other ohdrehes for not singing "the songs`
which God has given," for; "an impious
rejection of those songs," &0., &o. But here
it is proved that 'they ,themselves do not
sing a tore 4 songs,_'
paropltraie of;many of ti
dition They "lay *wide
parts of others! Yet ti
tbe abbgs'ig comprised 'in
inky "taik'Vii tliey
Of their ptlincitge'titid`"
iiitaicrn;" igtbd 'vedrd (ff
of digoetAtriebt 'will try
Stibblith'. to 'Sdibith `thy
'iiifdathuB lienbtiodwii mixt
position , " with theiDivinsu-Aitimau thought,
sedtiment, "explication" by - Rouse and
otheta—it- iss futile to °lshii:to 'sing in
spifed songs," "'this. songs eomposed in
hes:tren, &o." By the , use' of pi paraphOctse
they-violate their own grin,fp/e and pro.
nonnee it worthless.
5 These remarks , preparerns , to present
the true question" at issue in: is
We cheerfully admit with th Bev,iewer that
, 'the Church has Scriptural, uthority to use
the Book of. Psalms in the w ship of God ?"
We go farther — we admit -0
~ ehe had" the
same authority to use 'that 14ok in praffe,
as well as in the "other par! of Warship."
But the' true question is thik, ,' riYour'' - par.
iphritie'' More agrialile to jac, Scriptural'
rulii . "orf the enbject thin p" . tk?"; Is yoUr
system hater than ours 7' ' * eke use 'yen
iiikke of the Bdoli of 'PsiTute Ole" distv"iigt
Use, Cr . i 8 021 i use' Or the ' affilii i- eqllitiiik
'right and'' Sdriptiiret-;-;yea, ',.a; al ''-goie Ab ?
Froii our London
The Imperial " Bobber"—
The Roinilth Primate and
Offer of Ifeit'Ffill Thi
the Pope; —The Orleans Ex•
Attempt to Upset . Napo!
tui-n eattouV Potrikr
a Free Trade Policy in
Rev. i D.' -liamilion—Sk
Labors--,Practioal - Symput,
Orphans—More About t
thzieed — OldervdrA of iho
Rec' Ord" Displeduci
Droghbilu, , ' die titter e d al
to +lv n ere , 'pride ta ni
*site, .within three -milet
dig the =•barikSt of .theral
WilKamp of ,glorigusi rpa
inemory,-Al freed lisAvas
men, 'say, " from -brass
shoesi"-&c. Dr.. Dixon declares that he
,hears the voice 'of Christendo,n,r,aaying to
the. Emperor,' "Bobber, take ! your , hand
from the throat of the. Vicar of. Christ r'
,And the Dandalk :Dempprat, lately an en-:
thnsiastic adulator of the Einpiror, thus
pours out its vials of wrath and - hili:
'UrideValreiriltunstartifes, - the - tilde' has
dome for"griking into*
of VIEW d'fitSAVe 'are.tof
'epitiihrr'fhgetpairr;' Austria, 'Naples; .and
rion'of slinDhiiroh.declinest.to accom
; the POPe"WerePlattickidAn- the
Vatican 'bra robber; the. rwolild be; justified
in hiefen ding , 'himself ; 9and , wh &ha pin n d er.!
jug King 'stoics band;of robbers ) (Victor
Emmanuel, Louis. apoleon ) ancLthe Cen.:
trap Italiaae ,• wit ; ) "•stre going to rob the r •
-Church of ler ,property, the-Pope would. be
justified in calling-on , his-spiritual :ohildren
in striking them , down." ,
Next comes an offer of an Irish brigade
for the Pope,,. "-ton ireserve the, patrimony
of the .hol y : Sep from the hand of sapyi-
Jcgions ro bbers ; ' Many of the Catholics
of Ireland; we are told, "fiot,for' Viten*
" a Power winch
tramples en 'the ilifits,, • of 'their ,co`uptry.
All, this is grAinlioeb 4 and' bents:Wee,
Bit beefed:4 Mir P.lidgfe s iibrli'd uIYaEyF
Sarah - , lihtitit holliVailitin herkihdl
fd '61,6 Alden-die Itiymild4' °
Dublin, who says he lives tinder" the' belt
governinttit the tOrld, 'Weald .hardly
radViac'hii-MitibtrYtiefirlO go".and fights for
"come . the , tnoneyll
Frither Peter Daly has 'promiseclia;::£so
note; a £lO Bank, of .England note, it is
said, has heen duly received at the . Vatican,
and " thankful for sma'' 'rike'reits,"' an ae=l
'kb &Mid grrtet " Bitter 1 ,
an Irish County,'"thilc, magistrate offers
4100. But;afteftillt to keep . up )1 brigade
rifosoldiera rind ) to 'sera fresh re
°Hifi - . for 'thole - that-the - of.their
b'rothe'r YPapil,Od; ilieVelittil Italia and
the'Sardinikhi ; ivildldlut/dOwn; . wouldolbe
a' fiery h"Civy' Ireland, aid*
would require' more brass and-more' 'blarney
than ever Daiiiel OTonnell' Possessed, to
fillthe recruiting " begging bhx;' , ;foraany
stieh 'objeet.' 'Even' the
ness may be repiiitedeas oitetid 4 farthe
sympathy of hie • Irish children,ikr'e
cannotlelp thinking that• the Holy Father
often"iskie lifineelf, re-this 111 ' , ant to
iehdiVre'fiebetielifrie the ' 'lrish' 'be f
, content to send me nothing bit Words while '
I am , in need • of. more: subistantial. assist.
Shatiwata cantodipt are htioW' the' fate 4 of
Roitos; evergWiTte. The Irish brigkidoeibe
who Weed' to'thYgatert"us Faiith a Freud& in;
vileion--inclimiing the notorious Dr. Cahill—
arb now silent: They reserve their 'male.'
dictione for another lead than that of
THE WEATHER all over the United
Kingdom in extremely wet and gloomy.-
Frost, if it come back, is but for a night,-
and then follows thaw, and` muddy Streets,
such as'the'boys of the Shoeblack Brigades`
of London find very', prpfitible and-re
munerative. Gloomy, however, is
, i 8 the
weather, the nation generally is thiWibg
and contented. Our melee and exports last
year were to the extent er value of ,E.160,-
000,000 4 and the commercial classes are
adding wealth to England's" store every
hour. But—returning to Rome and kite , -
abettors—all =is gloom. untnitigatedr4ith,
them. It is thus that ridicule is showered
on them among others', by M. About, a
witty French writer, whose. work on Ronie„
some time ago, rslelieved to, be r publialied,
under the eanotiOn of 'the Freneh Govern."
Meat. The writer is terribly iungent.
He tells about a man Whoinforms him the
Protestants of France in the different.com
munee, who, although notorious heretics,
are excellent citizen*, and have far less
criminals `among Wein than the children
Of the one true Catholic and Apos
'toilet Chiireh. And tlieu be gees on to
Say 'that as Inechild not deify 'the hal, or
rifftee *to reeognize the 'contrast, he, an a
gond'situf of the Holy gitlier, got out of the
Seraph by pretending to get in a passion,
iner flinging a Ainurioiatiori in the face of
hig infoittbaut,, and so he "'stint him up !"
'Well - May. the' Tames remark : " The posi
tion of the Pope and his eupporters has
become wholly untenable, and has in it
much mtore - of thequdiaroue than the sub
lime., We are assured that the temporal
power of the -"Pope is eternal, at the moment
tharthe , grenter part is gone never to re
arik'the Emperor of the Viench is
**hiell he, and Ofity; has - iiibleNed from
'philider: Dr. Dricino of
fie 4 SBlllol46o4lo l l6~Vtii
Pb'ti froni“4llClWgiody P If' he
'd des; lie &MS& e tepee*, Wii d"hepe
late destruction of ' thn - tertipotril Power Of
the:Popeil , witich rents‘tott on the-Venerittien
of Catholic' Christendom,' hitt , ishrtply and
solely , on the cannon , and 'bayonet* of-the
French garrison." . •
Tor t Ottinhays Vaite"hebri "pbt
-tint out efefelholl'theuslat i peuef
lee, lit IC Villiiiiiine,"'Whichtianda up 'for
- -the 'telidtiofit'sotMehigrity the' Pope.- The
lobjent tninake Nap/Olson' POW to+
itlirßotdititt olelgy, and to parr* thelvay,
poseinte; for his .overthrow, so , :asri to hrhig
back again the Bourbons. The widow, of
Louis , :Philippe was -always, /When ~ .at the
Tnillerie's; a 'devotee t and a =bigot. It was'
, under • her ladvice and - approval that the
Jesuits suoceedediin sending 'French priests
tor Tahiti i and forcing them on the,people at
the mouth -of the guns of-the ships of : war.
Her familyiettend a Romish chapel at
and when I was , last ! there I ob
served the decorations of the altar, - and the
Jointures on the walls, whielb were mainly •
their gifts. Tlity are,, however, amiable
and kindly, and power mine more,
tioulaion. Neve itheliii, a, Min ieig,ns . in
ince, and'islileriCe . , , who, WhaftWer the
'hill - ilitelieterits; tettnie
iiiiierahref;ls'billig*tega, : leGvais
icial providence, to tieclifigellifd"litini
11 1 4ivehe 4 bleith'ie`Willitsf'yfUrif, (lie`arlities
the N'regie °abaPls'scl
ly • tile " ?'
ilehowthgrelidpnigill "in '' ltalp '' ti+as'cc lire
;giio"btr~rlg '' of tit's' , td's' What-waste . 6f
'the' Popt'a ziowtr hatitize'd‘ children!
retort volts tif , his- horn subjects!:NV bit
)reslia doviing,- f ulfillment fin 'part; 3of
, destinsdi , day *hen , the , kirtgdorns- that
ied.the , Bodrle,t'sWomenfiebtill "hate•lair
. burn , her with, fire: because , strong is
ago& God that judgeth -,her." The
;graph brings; news. from Rome
;ard to the effeot of the Bmperorls
loos note of : :the 19tkinet., that " it his
sit- 11 -r'ittirl*Thr.weider-iiiiatottldr 1716 -
~ardina, lei met _on thp 14th, ,majority, the,
in favor of resistance. Coinit
Bifol, : the messenger of Austria,, has been
received "i4 z ,l it
x t : tedience,:by "the
,Pope," - but lie will not es be able to" fell
hsm - that - the Biopeor'FrittiiieloisePh will
'dill*" the" **bid "for: is
the ea~,er"especti ► iibnfrit thetiar' Of
efa'WtretetMlytillthilfeih Pofe: He
lialdthilet, "'The' Pdpe`"alid the'eltAlkrelki,"
. at Serdbu:ditibightlii "Vile Inilliatiiiddblisees
(as)okrfenthttotti'llier '.Verge. Stiiristibb."
ments Aretinow at tiliathirdis , leits' than
last' Wibter. KThose who fear a change,
are no less anxious than those who hope for
!rho return of Cavour to power,. is a-moat
taignificant sign of the times. ,Thia-remark
ablerrcarr it was, who ,was the real t author. df
.the •Itelian war of last year. He, too, has
been ,the lifeand soul of the Piedruoutese
liberty,- and the inspirer of antiaustrian
patriotism He retired from ; Oho!) in dia.
gipt,antralmost in despair, when
of triliafranon:vr,als madetrii was Con.
fide‘in:hi 'Victor, Emmennel, and his id•
vicewas often' stpit; But the We
inflteriVe b ,lf Pins hditei,
frowned orilEs - polidy iiicninitairassea -his
Slivreign -u seitinch; "ndu'rat teemed
'fib's a '6l
eit ng r hto am iss,
`Gtithilqi`itadeit' the Wdy tintolhe
'Niiik;"thb'T i mpetlif NiPtiledd
and 'of 'liberty' for 'the
'Gad Idisctill lfartatin •hitiliatfda• . ; - : anti itabe
ledesurie atcOrtnegniise .Him the
'Govern - dr ofriationt , higicerithin•the>highebt,
rand.werkingt our slowly;. b even 'by
'man?a.ltratht , and Arian's ' , ambition; his •Ortch
• Theruew ,, commercial policy , inaugurated
by .I"'ranoe, is another -very , marked- fact.
The :Morning Star asserts 4hat-theudoption
of a free trade programme and, ,policy, is
the fruit of kr.o6hdereir. residence Parii,
arid *itll the EMperor. Isto
doubt this is in measure;' but the gm
per4f isanti PiSte6tiOn•
lie ' years pest. The - elitire
purchases ' of' "frcn En - grnd,'
'Added-on` With aides; Frande
`jibed by 'prritehtioli' and an'interclitlnge of
111er - 14in - es, silki'Ste."With Englithq; fordrial
net**. 'bfrittef, I`belieViii'reslibieid
It "-may ribtlocithe into 'dlidratiuirtill
'nett iSerfitintyf of`'the
"Ran% and ireanwhilellarge ;MA Itrirlo'be
The Times' correspondent- at 'Paris, -says .
that the letter of - the - French Emperor an.
'Whit g ''tthr hAi"iiatiiiii . eicial programme,
will have atg,Yeitereffeet'inrimikitortlfe ni.
tioninbelieve 7 in..peadeful' intentions than it
the 'Emperor had dismissed , hiltwhitlcatmy.
ilt-is-plain there inlet be ••peace for a• time,
in , -order .to-develop such- a , programme. r.
liirorcat Belfast; is ari west ni"neh
Jed!' 'llte was, the early
minister at Connor,
j4tethe Reviv li first mah-
Vate'd Inligh de . linlPpoirer He.,efter
*ardlu, otititeftitrii with • the Cliarobv.ex:
tensionomovementeliinf , tßelfast, which twe~re,
!no seasonably andllarie . rely , promoted' , brlle .
Resr.lDiti :Morgan, ,, beeaute the (pastor of!the
nevrohnrolr in "York Stitet,'aintitlierel he
•hasflaborei for Wei greater ipart‘:oft.twen'ty
,4yeareilwithlgreatineefttioetis and , :seeeptanee.,
Hirwas, a iiiari-,of.the , Paritaniftqatop i : de
voted f itrayerfal ; apleten, ,, andi earneat..,,,He
was -pminen,tiy, the petor, ! ioia. it was in
hearts( to five . and die, ith his ; peeplal" -
lras lover of havipg„nanght'
'4le flame of . interest thelic'brewlede,
fi:Om 'Robert . MoCheyne. 11r.y itaiailton,
Was the convener of the -Irish Assembly's
Jetisti'Miasion Scheme, and managed its
affairs with great wisdom and prudence.
His last letters were written, L believe, to
the Assembly's' missionaries to the Jews, on
the Continet. This Was on Saturday evening,
the 7th of January. He had previously
finished his pulpit preparations for the fol
lowing day. He bad been visiting a family
previously, where was typhus fever, and he
had'oanght the contagion. On the morning
of the Sabbath he was quite prostrate, and
unable to -preach: His disease made rapid
progress, anif-rnedical aid was found vain.
He had lucid intervals, and was able to ex
press his ponfidence and hope for eternity.
On Friday morning his - elpirit 'pissed away.
Three days after f he was*Carried to his grave,
' , and a-great multitude of-ruinisters
mane of all denominations, inoluding Roman
Catholics, made lamentation over him.
Immediately after the funeral there was a
public meeting held in the church in which
`the good man was to be seen and heard no
MSexe. acErrafloelmorpeided,, .and in very.
Olintibe etlid6l..titooo - was nib
scribed for the benefit of his widow (a
cousin of the Write - 45 and her fatherless
'previously inetired'tneii4 pasta's life -for
£1 ; 000, land it is believed , that an additional
£l,OOO . will be added by the people of
"Wie - the OniiVoner 'of the
MUM" add 'Cliiireh"Building Scheinerby
whiohthoretharf X-30,004' haVe been raided
withiroa few yearsi-andimmeesely•increased
-stabilityrgiven to • the Presbyterian Church
in.lreland. He was 'Moderator of the As
sembly in 1854. When. . in Belfast, in
• Abglist,l had delightful intercourse' With
ihimiland• .preahhed in s his pulpit. H - e 4 Was
then rejoicing over a -revived people, and• in
a recent tour of.pastoral visitation, he found
in almost' every house, the tokens of the
presence of the Great" Alakiiiiing of 1859
Ild"har'llair'ed "eidessiVely,lhat when
diffeasexeitediliiin,'he speedily succumbed.
There is not a . more "bard working class of
men, eyeudn ordinary timeei,,.than the Bel
fast ;ministers. Last - year they were well'
nigh - tiV 4 ewkelnied -With 'gladsome toit,
losiibß Atka wo>zld rberirreparahle were
there not AlKing , whiive meowed!! are infinite,
who has -still among his "gifts," a living
ministry as , he has had in , the days of the
- past, 'and' who Will afwaye" give pastbiii
his cirkin ' to' fedd
kndwledge andwith iintie.rstatiding. The
soleuinizing-feffect 4hia - iprovidence on the
whole of -Ulster, will , tend powerfiilly- to
'deepen the piety and prayerftilness of the
THE CONOEHT FOR. PEA,YER is over, brit ,
it - has "left' its 'trades 'behind it. It *- . Witi
- an& bleased in ri-marked degree. General
'thanksgivings were , offered ore the Sabbath,
which the Lediana brethren hadindicated
(at the elnse of thusix, days Of Prayer) Ai
" convocation for 'praihes!
HE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE has an
tiblinhed - Friday, in
Reeler Hall,- in oifrititniante'•of the daily
(Morning and i eveliing,) devotions °filet
yreek„,, , The
„Earl .of ißodenf , -presides ovtlr
the- first meeting ?this afternoon in Free.
mason's Hill., There - was a united eat
' bration of 'the `Lord'e Sipper; het Lerd's
day in theafteriactoli. ''Baptist Ndel,
Hamilton; -and:}Mr: - littrobt,k(the Moravian
Superintendent minister,),were arnongthose
who took part, It is , described as having
been 'Very solemn
. andsweet. The Episeo
pal'lilergytheit'could not Officially attend.
'Tlie"Aibt'''Zir'Uiiiftirthity 'and 'the latis of the
Entablishmit'would interfere with -their
administration' at leaetrof the Lord's Slipper
in an unlicensed and unconsecrated build.
ing. The Reethil condemns the holding of
the Certainly f it be
- obitleslirt'd hei'very "telfiler died tidesilleilee
- toward -Evangelical clergymen, but' there
seems-no, just:reseed , why, if , otherS , agreed
to Meet in holy fellowship at the table of
our common e Master, that they should be re-,
bilked' for. it.
THE' PRESBYTERIAN' HISTORICAL ALMA.-
'1 , 11,0 'for 18607 publidhed by Mr. J;
'Wilson, orlih'iladelpilia;-+eaolieff rde this
week. It. is a; marvelous-and =nnigne. vol
ume. The colleotion of statistica , and facts,
including biographical sketches; of deceased ,
inustnrs, must have invoked;immense trouble
'labor. "Tli'eqt PreibYteilin eletniiit in
thWariirld,'"depreteieltiliß'wa noble airini,
rid on‘ti'oderbten tlimulaffd ministers Of
Gospelo with s -more , : -tban• thirty - thaws*
elders, and its swelling ranks riaing above
million sonls,' ti ,.Bads no where else a 6f co •
jun& view,' as' the f Scotoh , say, of its 'con.
Therexuellent - polilisherwill permit met to
'state that the late Dr. Gondy, of Strabane,
was not the sole author of " PresbyteriaTipstrt
'Defended,' - arid "'The Plea ofPreshytery."
In both volumes!' the Rev: McClure, the
Rev. Dr. Denham-rand the Rev. Dr. Killen,
stood Side by : ,o44,4l,•34e i latitented Goody.
P L--the Hungarian PrOtelitinta con
tinue their "peaceful`' but 'deterinined agita
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Letters. for the . New Year , to My Con
" Walk in wisdom ,to ward them tl►at aft without,
redeeming-thottime."--001. i► : 5.
O. VIL .
Finally : Let the yegilB6o: be a year of
Greater`-'Spirituality. Thie orowde all, and
this is the . spiiiik °Vali. When -the - Holy
Spirit shall make a Bethel of all our linii6ets,
and 4 Aniet'of all ottyvaileye=houiee of
God, and -lvidleyi iwheie wer thatvewreetled
With the-Lord andinevailed=Y-theri wo will
leave it with him I°4[lll 6.11' peis'iiiikh
estrneet siibhhippere, land' the Treastiry bf
the Lord wltlityolir profACett bOdiftly.44!Be
a ipiritualriieople, then; Morelepiritual than
1, vet. , Before.
1. Make prayer a habit of you'r .life;
.altiroyes recrdityineirdr sYorin: Be, in the
beiroetee of ;the irprayiig people.
2. ".Let the Word of Christ isitoellin, you
richly." 'Fill Wyourzfieustfry with tekts of
.ISdripture. When doUbts.annby, 'or tempts.
tione assail, one of Wein slialtchase thou
'aand,',Und tire! put Iten thciustent to 111,ght.
Let your Obristianityl&aminantly ;
the Bible - your Text-Book an'd-! , dkily - study.
As-the 'amiable Jaures • Hainficon says, so
beautifully : 46 That sleep will helerweebt, , and
.06VA - waking quillowedr viliere 'a 'text of
Scripture, or a oVito spiritual icing,
inibues ,, the'laSt thoughts of ooneciouanesti."
Loverthe Bible. • ,
Afidit4t:ive:, Have time for reildo•
tioit - and - itilf'eitiifilintrieh. 'Ponder the
iiithtotsGed's WoidLinrLtlie itork eirop,
thelfield, - 14 the Irayaidec.' Ponder the' love
,of Christ, ; the lvortW - ;of the -soul, and 4 the
•preeiontinese of ito redemption.
4 Be men of faith; heivonly.minded;
iiiireinglielifiatted. Do 'things witha l
tlipit - itiat'ffiArs, Teidititifal 4fidelPitnd
, t•Troinriiiiritlial motive& De ail iirthelname
ofWhrist. Bo - Chrietiarmalwaye, Chrhitialos
Philadelphia, South West Corner of Seventh and. Chestnut treets
By Mail, or at the °Moe, $1.60 per ( Tit t SZE PROSPECTUS
Delivered in the City, 2.00 •'
Al - 4-104, 886
everywhere, eminent Christians. Let it be
said of you by the after chroniclers of these
times, " There were giants in those days."
Be a model chureli, and a model community.,
Set out in the New Year with an aim as
high as that. There is nothing to hinder
your being au example to all; sound in,
doctrine, orderly in worship, blameless in
life,' Strong in faith, fervent' in Lve, and
abounding in labors—the history of your
church expreased by that sentence of Paul,
" Faith, working by love." In the words of
Pant to Timothy, Lwoull6 say to you,. as my
counsel for the year we haye entered, " Be
thou an example' of the believers, in word,,
in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in
faith, in purity " This is my counsel
to you,:collecnvely. And as for him that
is "a wise man, and endued with Inowledge
among you," let me say to him, individually,
in the words of James the Just, , ',cLet him
show, out of a good conversation, his works
in meekness of wisdom." And` to let
me say, seeing that the world is watching
you; -surrounded as , you are with a great
cloud of wityggiiii, ' $$ Walk in wisdom
coward them that dare without, redeeming
the time." And thus walking; if:God per
mit you to come to the close of this year,
to erect your "stone of help," m.y it be
to ineelibe upon it with' truthful gladness,
"Hitherto bath the Lord helped no."
Happy New Year when such a "stone of
help " is , reared And happy he, and
happy the church, which is permitted to
sit down under the shadows of such a mon
umental 6 $ Ebenezer," commemorative of
God's mercy and - truth manifeetedlo him and
them every morning end veining'watch of
the three hundred and sixty five days
which have rolled away. What "stones of
help" were raised on these American shores,
with singing and tears of joy, commemora
tive of . God's mercy and truth to these
American churches in the years 1857, 8
And Vlisit a " Stone of help" will go up,
with shouting, in Ireland, and Scotland,
and Wales, commemorative-of God's mercy
and faithfulness to those British churches
in 1559. And shall we not again, on these
Weeteiii stiffest, search the mountains' for
some taller stone, to commemorate God's
richer naFroy to-us for this year 1860 ? May
God grant it, in his goodness! And now,
brethren, as I atop my pen, the prayer of
thy heart for Zion is " Peace be within
thy walla, and,prosperity within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions' sakes, I
will now , eay,s peace be , within thee." And
to you I will say, " fray for the peace of
Jerusalem ; they Shall prosper that love
the Presbyterian Benner end Advocate
The Last Thnisday.
The:following are a few of the many rea
'cone why the list Thursday in Fibinary
should - be 'cibiterved, for the purpoaes indi
'catedin =the call of the General Assembly :
1-.)The abject is on% of the meettimport
a.nt that can engage the thoughts, prayers,
and labors of the Church. To her the cause
of Christian Education is of vital interest.
It is tlie*right Willi of 'her skid:4ok; It is
one Ofthe - ehietinstrumentalitierfor advane
lag the Redeemer's kingdom,. both -at home
and abroad.,. In no other way, -will the Lord
of the harvest eend more laborers into his
harvest, thin' by heariiig - our prayers, and
blessibrinir literary institutions. Thus our
fatlieis - thihight and aeted, and thus we pro
fesiPto believe And it will be an evil day
when Zion turns away her heart, and re
strains prayer on behalf of this noble
2. There should be a time set apart for
this pa,rticalai subject. Let "us look our
duty in 'the Lice Then it Will not be
crowded out aid jostled aside. There will
be a , better• knowledge and Appreciation of
the subject, if we take - a:rime t&think, and
fehl;arld CAI Oar intereat *ill . beinereaeted,
our anal la the Cantlerevit'red; and oar
prayers, be wore frequent and fervent.
B. The arrangement willatiffod pastors a
favorable opportunity for instructing their
teople -concerning - their interest and duty
in this subject. That a lamentable degree
of ignorance and indifference exists in rela
tion to it, cannot be doubted. That it should
'he` Other*irre all admit. But when, and
V 4 411E41 it vier Ice otherwise, until our
churches are more 'fully-instructed on - the
great subject of, Christian Education? Just
in proportion as they know more about a
matter of such moment, they will fell more,
give wore, and pray more.
Greafgond Might be done, if ministers
would givellnotice thhir people of - the
coming occasion, and preach to them on
" Christian, Education;"" A Call to the
Gospel Ministry.;" or on'some other kindred
4. By obserting a day of special prayer,
Christians act• in conoerti taking the Saviour
at his word , "That if we agree .as touch
ing anything that we shall ask of him, he
will dolt." It is proposedftat - we agree in
asking hitn, - on that dayr,tb 'potir otit his
, Spirit - on the Schools both - in Christian and
in heathen lands. This will please the Saviour
who laces to bless the young. We are sure
that he will graciouhly - hear and answer our
united prayers on this behalf. We have not
only read his prouiiae,r but we have witnes
e4 itrattlfilltil'ent in former years. It is a
matter of histay that precious revivals of re
ligibn belie Immediately sunceeded these
days of - atilebia.tind 'united prayer, in . Many
of our Sahoola arid Colleges.
5 Alias Amid be united With pra'yer, as
recommended by the- General Aisembly.
Many of our Schools - and Colleges need aid
at this time. With ionte of therm, timely
aid not Only a condition of ectoderm, but
even of contitified exiatenee Sane prom
ising Colleges and Acideniies'ate located in
sectioneofithe country, laboring under great
peouniary `embarrassment They have no
endowments, and no other means, excepting
the totally inadequate pittance of tuition
' fees. Withent Aid , th'ey'can neither retain
'their 'teaCh - ers, nor gain the other advau•
takes' eeffentiar to success. Our older, and
now stiobeieful inistitutiotts, in their Cartier
periods, '` needed, 'nought, and - olitainh'd, aid
rep'eatedly. Behr , chtlidahedend supported
for a time, they Cave gradlially gained en
deWmente•arld other advantages', which have
planed them-upon a solid basis, to abide as a
blessing to all posterity. And ho let our
newer institutionehe `duly aided, and they
will become tountains of knowledge :that
shall bless many generations, and send thoir
waters to the - ends - of the earth An ex
cellent Mode - of Affording this aid, will be
the regutar'and constant one'recomMended
by the General'Asserably.
On, the'roaring ocroarriorclet the 'United
prayer:B'lnd alms of the churches come up
ries-lied:falai before God. Then copious
shevias 'of 'grace will desciend,leany souls
will berolinverted, and' a new arid pbwerlul
iriipulse turd imigifin . to thii noble depart.
IN the• general scale of litingsiihe lowest
ie3as useful, and as muCh a link df the great
chain, as the highest.