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The Thfinksgiving.
Deck thyself, my soul with gladnesss,
Leave the gloomy haunts of. sadness,
Come into the dayliglit44 sPitinclor,
There with joy thy,praises render
Unto Him, ivhose,boundlesS grace
Grants thee athis feast a place ;
He whom all the heavens obey •
Deigns to ,dwoll,in thee to-day.
Hasten as a bride to meet him,
And with loving reverence greet him,
.Who with'-' ords of life immortal
Novrin knocking at thy portal;
Heats 'te make for him a way,
Cast thee at his feet, and say ;
" Since, oh Lord, thou com'st to me
Never will I turn from thee."
Ah, how hungers.all my spirit,
For the love I do not ,merit
Ah, how oft with sighs fast thronging
For this food have I been longing !
How have thirsted in the strife
For this draught, 0 Prince of Life I
Wished, 0 Friend of man, to bo
Ever one with God, through• thee!.
Here• I sink before thee lowly,
Filled with joy most deep and holy,
A's with trembling awe and wonder
On thy mighty works I ponder;
On this banquet's mystery,
On the depths we oannot see ;
Far beyond all mortal sight
Lie the secrets of thy. might.
Sun, whom life dost brighten,
Light, who dostony soul enlighten,
Joy, the sweetest,man e'er knoweth,
Fount, whenee.all my being floweth,
iferei fall before thy feet,
Grant me worthily to eat
Of this blessed heavenly food,
To thy praise and to my good.
Jesus, Bread of Life from heaven,
Never be thou vainly given,
Nor I to my hurt invited;
Be thy love with love requited;
Let me learn its depths indeed,
While an thee my soul doth feed;
Let me here so richly blest,
Be hereafter, too, thy guest.
INOS Coxemuni—SuNDAy SonoovUxxox AND ITS Imam—
Szvia . CoarvEitatax Soorrar—Ww. THE JAWS Go BACK 1 0
LONDON; • Nay 11, 1860
SPRING has come to us at last, and in
the genial warmth of the Sun, and in the,
breath of the soft " sweet South," all na
ture is glad, sickness fast disappears, the
hearts of the tillers of the soil are cheered;
and commerce of all kinds is quickened.
The present Spring contrasts strongly with
that of 1859. Last year, at this time, the
portents of: horrid war were numerous and
awful, and all Europe looked forward with
dread anticipation to the first collision of op
oposing hosts on Italian plains. Now, meek
eyed peace smiles benignant, though in her
soft eye may be seen a tear or foreboding,
because of the armed legions whose bayonets
glisten on all sides,
even though they are
quiescent now. Well ; let us thank God
even for an armed truce,.and for a breathing
time for guilty nations; ere what may prove
a convulsion final and overwhelming, come
upon them.
GARIBALDI, contrary to the - advice to
Sardinia of: England . and France, but, true
to his interests and his antecedents, has
left the legislative halls of Turin, where he
was not at -home, and et evasit, erupit,")
has disappeared . ; a frigate receiving him,
and bearing him away toward the Si
cilian shore. The Neapolitan tyrant is,
and has beau, full of guiltyr.terror. His
troops have suffered terribly from the in
surgents ; and they, poor peasantry chiefly,
have been fighting at dreadful odds, half
unarmed, and with desperate losses. Misery
reigning all around, and all for the sake of
the vile Bourbon, and Rome, his abettor.
THE Porz is taking heart and hope.
Has not Lamoriciere devoutly put hiniself
at tha head of the new Crusaders, who rush
to the rescue of the Holy Father from the
hands of " the infidels" whom himself and
his system have made ! This Lamoriciere's,
real name, they say, is Morrisy, `one of the
genuine "boys of Kilkenny," and born
there, though sufficiently true to the song
sters descrtption of the " sweet roving
blades," as to offer his sword first to France,
and next, by Imperial sanction, to the
Pope. And what are we told, not of
" Misthress Morrisy," but of " Madame
Lamoriciere ?" Why, that the Pope has
been escorting her •all over the -Vatican,
showing her every article of art and virtu
therein, and at last setting a chair for her,
and saying, " Madam, it was last offered to
a Queen !" And only think what Dr.
Cullen and Lamoriciere have been doing,
sub rosy I Let the telegram from Mar
seilles tell : " One thousand Irishmen
sailed hence, yesterday, for Civita Vec
ehea:" In other words, this, following the
money contribution, is the first installment
of a real Irish Brigade for the Pope. The
recruits (secretly dealt with,) get each 413
and upwards, as " bounty " money, or to
pay their expenses, and they are to be the
salvation of the Papacy. It is plain that
all over Europe there is a grand conspiracy
and a gathering together of forces, such as
may , usher in " the great day of God
Almighty;" in other words, the convulsion
that is to ruin the Papacy at the very hour
of her apparent resurrection and triumph,
is now began.
Tam SUNDAY Smoot, UNION had, as.
usual, a very crowded anniversaryJneeting.
The Union issues eight periodicals, the
yearly circulation of which, is 1,340,352
copies. The sales at the new depository,
in the Old Bailey, (built on, of the
house once occupied by the notorious bur
glar, Yonathan Wild,) amounted last year
to 417,041, being an increase of 4,1,092
over the previous year. The
of ;the" benevolent fund had been £1,116.
A Welsh minister, who yet uses the Eng
lish tongue with great power, the Rev. T.
Thomas, opened the speaking, and ably
maintained3hat art, literature, and science
had been very greatly advanced by Sunday
Schools, and he warned those writers who
said that these schools had a tendency to
make the scholars-narrow-minded, to be
very cautious in their assertions.
Fifty-Second Anniversary on Friday last,
in Exeter Hall, 'Lord , Shaftsbury in the
Chair. Income, 432,45:1.; expenditure,
£32,564; and 4093 in addition have been
paid to widows and disabled ministers.
The Jubilee Fund amounts to upwards of
£B,OOO, of which £679 wrere raised by
children. The number of conversions
anion& t' the Jews on the Continent or in
England, has never been large,-'yet by this
excellent Society a goodly number' of the
seed of Abraham have'been brow lit to the
knowledge of Christ,' and mad' of
are preaching the •Grospel ' . There are one
thousand 'Jewish children receiving in
struction in the .sehoels of this.. institution.
It finds its :supporters in:the Erangelical:
sentie n t/ of the Church of, England. .The.
Clutreh. Missionary Society and the Jews'
Society have a common constituency. Most
of these friends'of - the Hebrew race, look
for a Personal Advent .Of Christ, and also
of the restoration of the Jews to their own
land. I have never. heard Lord Shaftsbury
commit himself to the former tenet; but
on Friday last he warmly advocated the
position. that the Ponicrs of Europe' should
encourage and promote, as .a great-political
measure, the ; return. of the .Jewe •,and :their
settlement iu Palestine. Thomas Scott,
the CoMmentator, who did not hold the
pre millennial advent of the - Messiah, does
stoutly maintain that the prophecies of
Ezekiel, and other prophets,. do certainly
indicate the literal restoration of the Jews.
Good old John Brown of Haddinaton
Brown,. of 7
Adana Clarke, and Ingram Cobbin, accord
with Scott. Certainly the condition of
Palestine at this time is peculiarly interest-i
ing, and the way seems gradually opening
for the final accomplishment of mrhat spems
to be the Irvine .purpose with regard tOlie
people who hare been kept so won.drously
distinct from all other nations.
holds its meeting in the evening of 'its an
niversary day. Hence—as also , in the case
of the Ragged School and Sunday School
Union. Anniversaries—you see. a large num
ber of men present. The. morning Meet
ings are Chiefly attended by ladies, who
represent husbands, fathers,brothers, whose
hearts are there, •but whose absence the
pressure of business makes a stern neces-;
sity. We are, not, however, to.forget, that,
at. all the morning meetings there is, a plat-`
form well filled in its spacious extent' with.
Previous to .the
,gathering ,in. the Hall,
members of the Tract Society welcomed
and entertained at tea, in the Committee
room, the various gentlemen who gathered
there. These included the venerable ,Dr.
Vaughan, , (formerly President of the .Lan
eashire College,) the Rev. Mr..Biekersteth,
of Hampstead, nephew of the, late Edward
Biekersteth,, and Dr. Campbell, of the
British Banner.
J. FRANK, 1653
Just before the meeting commenced, ar
rived Doctor Murray ("' 'Kirwan,') and
George H. Stuart, of Philadelphia, whom
I found in close conversation with Colonel
Edwardes, C. 8., the Chairman for the
evening. That gentleman is about 'forty;
lye years of age, of middle height, of dark
complexion, with black moustache and
beard, with a frame vigorous and lithe, and
by no means .broken,;dow • n • under the cli
mate of India. in the very beginning, of
his address from the chair, he spoke Most
affectionately of the people of the 'United
States, as " the next best beloved to our
own ;" and then proceeded to tell of what
the American missionaries. had done in In
dia, penetrating to the outer line," whith
er no other missionaries had gone, and
achieving blessed results..: He also indica
ted, by a 'striking narration, how .a tract
written by an American Divine, on "%Elec
tion," and hands of a British
officer in a station where the, missionaries
had received hospitalities, had been the
means of 'the conversion not of one Officer
only, but of several, each of whom, when
first awakened,- and when seeking counsel
and.comfort, asked that his brother officer
`should not: be told of his state of 'Mind—
little imagining that a common influence
from above was operating : on several con
sciences and hearts at once, and thus elicit
ing the blessed truth that God had loved
them with an everlasting love ; and there
fore with loving 'kindness had now drawn
Colonel Edwardes also told how some re
ligious tracts in Hiridostanee, had been
found by the people in a station which
they had plundered during the mutiny,
and how tracts produced such an influence
on these and on soldiers of the twenty
fourth "Punjaub Infantry, ~that, a number
had been baptized at their own request,
and on their own profesSion of faith in
Christ. Indeed what had begun thus in
thatre.giment; was likely to haveended in
the'whole body of the men coming over - to
Christianity ; but for the unwarrantable, and
I must: add the wicked' interference with
the Christian liberty of thel officers. They
werelirohibited fromeven unswering anx- •
ions inquiries froia the soldiers. I cannot
believe that they practically yield to such
counsel, dictated as it was by the basest
cowardice. As an old Indian officer, not
long since returned from one of the Presi
dencies lately observed to myself—the In
dian Government is now watching - the
Christian officers " like a cat" ready to
spring upon them if in any way they over
step the prescribed line of infidel " neu
trality." The tide of. indignation against
this resuscitation of the policy of the past,
is rising steadily, and Colonel Edwardes'
speech on the subject, at the annual meet
ing of the Church Missionary Society, has
produced a profound sensation. It lasted
an hour and a.half, and was , a very remark
able one—delivered calmly, but with a' deep
earnestness - arid 'force of argument, which
leaves nothing to be desired.
The issues of the Tract. Society for the,
year, have been immense, and are over
those of last year to the extent •of tour
millions and a half, not of pages but of
separate publications in various languages:
The total issues were 41,719,208. The
amount of - free grants in England, Scotland,
Wales, and Ireland,. including tracts for
revival districts, was 5,800,385 publica
tions of the value of £6,198. The total
amount received from sales was £86,732, be
ing an increase' of more than £B,OOO. '
There was also an increase in the benevo
lent receipts, of pe.arly 41,000, making in
all, £9,128. But as the amount of, free
grants—including books and libraries at
half price—grants of paper to missionaries
abroad for printing—grants of money 'to
Tract Societies in France, Germany, Italy,
&c.—amounted to £12,072. The Society'
has made.up the deficiency of £3,440, -- by
drawing on its trade profits. As' I have;
ere now indicated, this Society (without
underselling the ordinary booksellers,) man
ages its affairs, commercially speaking, with,
such discretion and success, as' to make the
legitimate ,profits of wholesale and retail,
sided to cover all the expenses;of its estab
lishment, including rent, taxes, fire in
surances, payment of.. artists and authors,
and all the salaries of its employees, in
eluding editors and Secretaries. - Besides
this, it is. able,as, you perceive, to give
away a large surplus for " grants." Its
Committee all serve without pay. It is
composed of two. evangelical Episcopal
clergymen,, two nonconforming„rninisters,
With Christianlawyers, men of business,
physicians, whose hearts are,."in. the work,
and who all the year.round assemble under
the shadow of St. Paul's-Cathedral (the
Depository being exactly_eppesite,) at the'
early hour of eight o'clock, and transact
buSieess for one hour and .a half, or two
At our breakfast table - last -week, Drs.
Leyburu and Murray were present with
Mr. Stuart, and expressed Itheraselyes
highly gratified. Arrangements`were miidi
to lend .sorne of the ,:best "Woodhengraved
designs - . to the American Tract Soclety.
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Dr. Murray spoke at the annual meeting
. Exeter Hall, with felicity and force..
CIATION held their annual early breakfast
Meeting on Tuesday last. The hour was 6
A. M.- i the place theinstitution'at Alders- .
gate Street. City. On arriving a few min
utes before six o'clock., I found •Tny Ameri
can friends. already there. After quite a
crowd of guests had received breakfast,
there was an adjourmient to the Lecture'
Hall, where admirable addresses were •de
livered. Dr. Leyburn, of Philadelphia,
opened the meeting with prayer. Mr.
Geo ; H. Stuart spoke in ,his usual animated
style, and' gave most gratifying information
as to the spread and power for 'good of
Young Mp s Associations in the ;United
SPURGEON'S business is' to . preaeh t I
and he so. steadily, refuses ~-to .go .on.. plat
forms, that one sometimes was tempted. to
doubt whether he could, make a speech:
But this idea was completely dissipated - by
his address on. Tuesday morning. For good
counsel to young men, '''for • rich hurrior
vivid illustration and ose.athing • satire .on.
" the tricks trade," ,as now practised,
nothing could surpass, it : ,Doctor Murray.
lieard'hini ;preach at. Exeter 'Hall (on
the first 'Sabbath after arrival laiLer.L..
don i )-has - eitlifeiee — d - to• me his strong adnii.L
ration .of the. fullness: and. excellence , .oflitn ,
Spurgeon .as a
,preacher, thus confirming. all .
that I have heen . the
„habit, r of saying
about him Tor thelast few yead. W.
'P. 8.--aArsiong 'recent deaths is 'that 'of
Lady Eardleh_the wife of :the:President 'of
the,Evangelica,l Alliance.
A close .alliance between „Russia :and:
Prance„ with,. joint designs on. Turkey is
again spoken of The 'French Emperor is,
said to be making conciliatory advances to'
Germany, disclaiming any aggressive de
signs. If i designs-- are .-Eastward,'. he
will- spare -.Germany for the present. The
ministers have been nearly. defeated on the,
:abolition of the Paper Duty Bill, in the:
CoMmons. It involves a million and a half
taxation. The Lords will probably 're
'ect it. . -
For the Presbyterian Banner
Redeeming LOW and Christian. Dedication.
The law of God is holy and just, without
even the shadow of any imperfection.
Man' wilfully and very ungratefully dis
obeyed it, and thus made hiniself liable to'
it's penalty, and also forfeited God's favor.
Then Was the dreadful sword of justice
drawn to punish the offender, who .had
neither the ability to repair the , breach, nor
any valid excuse to offer fOr the violation.
The Son of God Saw our miserable condition
and had compassion on us His unbounded,
love induced him to interpose in our behalf.
He then covenanted with the 'Father to as
sume our nature and suffer in our stead, and
thereby atone for us. God having no pleas
ure in the death - of the . wicked, very gra
ciously, and in : great mercy to sinners ) , ac-;
cepted the terms, • Then was the plan of
salVation completed, and sinners, were in
to"return tO God through faith in
Christ. - In the :fullness of tiihethe Lord
Our. Redeemer came into the world,.and
endured many privations,,and ,finally -the.
painful, and ignominious eath of the cross.,
Then was the great sacrifice in reality slain.
By his poverty,' humility, and sufferings,,,
he has satisfied the'dernanels of justice;and.
opened up a way -by which ;sinners, may
come to G-od,,and • make-their peace with ,
• him. Nothing but the infinite and un-
Changing loVe of the glorionS 'Redeemer,
could have induced him to endure so Much
for •us. He !has ,made us the • - recipients
of a rich, free, and inestimable favor. •
In view of what. Jesus- has done for us,
it becomes us with grateful hearts, to -ap
fireeiate' his loving kindneis,, and do in
our power to promote his honor and glory.
He has gone to prepare , A place, and
he requires us .to be. wholly engaged in
his service ' ,until he returns to receive us to,
himself. He has enjoined it upon us to,bc
humble, watchful and" prayerfnl, charitable',
and benevolent; and to be actively engaged'
in doing what we can to advance his Spir
itual. kingdom, and .promote his honor And
glory. ; He ,would love hina and be,
obedient to his commands. Let us hence
forth be more devoted to his service. We
Should' remember thatle never grew weary
of. the,work .which
he sassumed in our-- lie-'
also,that he is „still interceding WejiavA,been very remiss in duty,.
and have not done what .we might have
done, to influence . sinners to come unto God
'through Christ'. Vast multitudes,;of our.
fellow beings are destitute of theimeans of
grace, and,wv have not felt : that deep in
terest in, their spiritual welfare that. We
should have felt. We should repent of our.
sinful 'indifference, and earnestly implore
pardon. Let us press forward in the-faith.
ful discharge of) the 'duties-which :,God re
quires.of us; and then shall we have,sweet.
peace of conscience, and the smile of God's
approbation. We shall then have stronger
faith, brighter 'hope, and more joyful an
ticipations of a- glorious immortality be
yond 'the tomb. J.
50 THE
MondaLifternoon,,May 2E-3 O'Clock.
Akteetehbr Pot. - Opened 'with prayer.
Orr-motion of- Mr: .Co 013 'Board of Church
Building, as named day or two ago, was
ehanged-to that of Church Extel!..rign.
The vacancies in the,Boards were filled,
Thirmemorial of linnettr.S: 'KENNEDY with re-' the restouation of ;two members:of' thei
Caledonia Church was then- taken up. :Before,
th'e reading of the memorial, it Was voted that a
Committee consisting of permanent land stated,
clerks, with the treasurer, determine what papers
of the Assembly 'are worthy of preservation,
and make provisions for the preservation of ,the'
•The memorial above.spoken of was .then real
It claimed that two members of the, Caledonia.
Church, viz.: , Alexander, Frazer: and 'Alexander
Gorton, who had been excluded 'froth-the Church'
becauie'theY , had absented - themselves from its'
meetings for. the reason that they could: not .agree'
with. the, doctrinal ,preachin,g .of. the minister—
had: been, really. restored to the, .communion; of
the Church, by a vote of the Assembly;,but the.
vote had - been otherwise, announced, in c'onse
quence.of the Clerk's counting illegal votes'from
the Synod of Buffalo. :The memorialist, there
.foreo.priqs•that the members of the Caledonia
church be restored in accordance with the' true'
nature of the vote alluded to.
;The CoMmittee reported; adv' ising the Atasem
b,ly•to refer ,the .memorialists to ; the minutes -of
the list Assembly,. ,Report adopted.
Am Overture was reported; asking some ohange'
in; Abe -Issue of the :Home and Foreign ;Record.
I . Toted that,the whole matter be referred, to ,the
Executive Committees ot the several BoardS, to
report at. the next Assembly.
The, report of the Committee ; on .Theological
Seminaries 'MRS read.
,111:ev.I.Dr..:ATwairat moved that-the requeat,:fo6r
a fifth professorship. at. Princeton be granted, and
the Dirsceprs adjust the title and, duties of the
2d. That as Dr.. Dahney..declines knomination
to the vacant. chair, and as the Directors have
halno; opportunity to confer as to a noinination,
that .the election. be • de'ferred . to: the. next: General:
Assembly. •
3d. That thenominations for the fifth profess
orship be . novr.made:' ,
Dr. E. T. Dalai) remarked that allthe Semina
ries should he on equal footing; thfit there was
the same,aniount of 'study. to be gone Tverin'each,
l and if the, , ,clainrive.professors Princeten,le
clann'five at 'Danville, and so they would
ittpwlut denied T that as many; Professors
were needed. for fifty stud:
and fifty, and. stated also
the neighborhood of': Sem'
inations, all of, which. ha
which was an ndditionni
should have ftve.
Dr. HODGE declared tha , !
superiority over other "Sem
on an equality, and `vh•.
should come here end °lei 0
would not be it man to say
two ressons-why'Priticeion
her present requests. The
the . Alma Mater of two
ministers of the Gospel
Princeton VIIS ;on. the fronti
stand, side, by side with And
of Nevi-Xi:irk, and . Princetd
facilities for a.goed.educati.
,But there was.a special e
Princeton at present. God
hatLeeen fit to remove her
deuce; she was now as, in
Dr. AODGE said he had awl
great men of the old world.
Gesenius, and Hengstenbe
'seemed to him .inferior to Jo
The first-part of the-first re-Aution, as far as„"
regards, the granting. of the , th
. prAfessorship,
was adopted; the rest of the ri.olution was With
drawn. :The , second • resoluthlt • was read, -but .
pending its adoption the Assedtbly adjourned. ~.,
-Monday Evening,,x4B777l-2 0 1 0 lock.
Assembly . met•and was opeoe , ~, : w ist, i pptor., 1
The order - ror - tverting r - 4the: co shops=
tien ,of the Report of the '; - m." -- ' _cc... . ti. , ':
- rnittoncy And . q ol,ony ~ I),ii.:;report;was. t pre- •
tented by Dr. A.TWATEII, of i t r, N'OL u tlle following
is. a brief - . abstract:' ' k: ' . v'••..;•, , • -
•." Several thousand Romani. !'''.. have renounced
Romanism and embraced Prof. stantism. Many
of these give evidence of conversion; and others
of_ great interest. . . t, : ,
" The great .poverty, and even indigence, of. ,
, these people, prdduced . by th r d failere of 'the
1 crops for the past. two years, inereases•the ern
' barrassment and the urgencnof this • mission.
' It is at present necessary to expcn& from s6oo'to
$ll,OOO. per.. week ttrkeep these people from. star
vation. They do not ask tamp, they. only ; ask
employment. Again, they have not been able
to sustain themselves without Mortgaging their
property, at ruinous rates of • .intSrest,,from 25 to
50 per cent. The chattel mOrtgages amount to
$5,000 ; the mortgages on real eatatato $40;000.
His proposed to cancel these mortgeges.hy, loan
ing them money at low rates o of,interest.
"'Your Committee feel that these p'eOple" have
notbeen. influenced. in . embracing Protestantism
by any hope of pemmiary relief.. ,Frequent
Offers have been made them by ltemardits of
large pecuniary aid if they woulAAbandon.their
new faith, but these offers were illrefused."
, The Report concluded with 'ttn - abknowledg
eat of gratitude to God for this*onderful , work
Of grace, and of the high doty oX this Church to
provide for the spiritual and tem - korai...4;o4re of
of this -people; with a reeonntiendation that
the missionary agency necessaryV :the circum
stances, be referred to the Dresliyt ly, pf Chicago,
and the Boards of Domestic and,- Foreign 'Mis
sions Education Publication toid.Chureh Xs.-
At the suggestion of • r.•Wm._, . corr, Dr.
Wuras. Lamy was invited to: malfe; an:ntrodue
tory statement. , /,....'
He said it had . pleasedVed to' inahe him' inti
mately acquaintedwith.thiswork4,lle.could say
to the General Assembly ,that,the Presbytery of
Chicago knew Mr. :Cunfluirr ;- h' made them
selves Acquainted with his antecidents,both -in
Canada and the United States, anirbellevedlim
to-be a, true man—a Christian martikine brought
to the knowledge of the truth as ,ipis, ; in • Jesus.,
We have seen masses of theie people, who a
short time:ago, -were bigotedßomanfsts, now:de
tached from that faith, and turnip); 'With intense
interest to the Bible to learn the c way- of salva-:
Him, though.most of them do not profess to be
converted. The --saw on*.a.''bitter-cold
Sabbath;:between four endive hundred •of them.
peoPlain a .Sabbath'School--manyi ofilthem. old'
men:, , Again we have spenAlear, `vidence OA
change of heart •in maoy ; and abo t nine hun
dred of. them are new cOmmunican in'theTres
byterian Church. .If this Msemblyitiria liiek in
on 4.13.971, evidence:svould baseen4Ptiffnedtiess
and sincerity. Their ' sincerity..has.beeo, tried.
A. - young roan with . a 'small! family, a ' few week's
ago, when his father effered•to save his•farin from
being sold, it he. Would return •to Rominism,:re
fused. .All that had beett.yetpdone, was only,he
beginning of what
,could be accomplished, of
whet is promised in the future.
He was followed by Mr. CHINIQIIT, who ex
pressed-his regret in having to speak a language
not his own; but he said that •if he did blunder
in the use of the English, he would gratify the
hearts of his • hearers. He *wished to tell how
God had brought him and his people from dark-
ness to light. He could not tell how God had'
begun his work his heart; it would be es easy , '
to.find theeource of the St.. Lawrence and the..
Mississippi. • His parents were Catholics, but
eclubatect him well, and the 'first book •we Was -
taught to read was the. Bible.. He always kept;:
the Bible his father gave him. At college he
asked permissicin of his superior to read'it, but
was: refused. He told ..the superior that it was
strange he was required to commit the heathen
Poets, but not allowed to read the Bible. In
1888; he became a priest., end. always ea:ivied - 1v
box et* Testaments along with-him through ,his,
parish. After having been sent on a mission or
temperance, he told • the bishops of •Caneda that:
they must look after the French. Canadians in the
United States, or they would be lost to their
Church. Accordingly he was sent to Illinois, with--
the approbation:of the Bishop: of Chicago. But ;
here began the discussion with this Bishop.
Owing to' his representations; the Pope-withdrew
that Bishop. Ile was : succeeded :by . :Bishop
Smith, by whom he (Chiniquy) was excommuni
cated. And "when invited to "go and make' his
peace with• the :Bishopo God had begun to-shine;
down upon them. •He consented to sign a sub
mission to the Bishop, for be wished tothave the'
war. ended. • BO he:told-the 'Vicar that: he thad:
begun to„lose . his confidence in the Church of
Rome. The 'Andy of the Fathers had led himto
seethat•they alivays appealed •to ‘Scripture; and
he had'begun to see the difference between• Rome
and the Scriptures. At times he was' alarmed
because of his:distrust of:the Thureh, and-had
prayed , for forgiveness. Heeigned the submis
sion, and the Vicar said it was all right. The
Bisbop had received him ItindlYi and embraced
him. He• told the--. Bishop: that ,he Thad, been
greatly tempted. But the
: Bishop encouraged
him, and sent his to proclaim peace tethe
people at -Kankakee. . But tHod's merciful-eye:
hod looked down,on him, and he refused to obey
the Bishop ; except according to the lawa of God.
He would :submit, but not ,adore. The Bishop
told-him that.he could be a no longer priest; the
reply was, Blessed be, the Lord forever. He re
tired•to. his room . in•••the 'hotel, and on his knees
hebegan to see that.he had i severed.himself from
the Church of his affection and his Parents, and
thitt he was:alone ; for he had , contended against
the Protestants. There ha soughtlight ; and three- .
tion, and found them. He opened his New Tes
tament at 1.. ' Con vii': 23, and found-himself
surrounded. by a -sea of light,. though the book.
fell from his hands. Then he understood.that he
had been the slave Of sin and Satan, arid - tithed
for ;mercy.: ::But when despairing. ofqsalvationi
peace was found, and , he felt as if mountain .
had been removed - from him. 'He hiid "found
Jesus to be his' salvation...-Be repaired . : tot his .
countrymen, who had. learned, by telegraph that
he was no longer their priest.' •He met them al •
the • chapel, = and told them• he -had:preached a
false religion ; but he did i notwiah them,to,follow
hint, but Christ. He told them that* an other
priest would be sent in two or thres-daYi.=• He
didnot.wish:to 'stay, if any wish him to. go. :He
asked all .who wished to learn of. God from his
own. Word, to rise up, and more. than a thousand
men stood up. Great. joy. was.there.
Then Bishop Smith was removed ; 'being told
that he was not the man for the place. - ' Bishop
Duggan, a.very.learned man; was his .suocessor.
He. tried .to,make the people-believe.that Chiniquy
had deceived them. On that Thursday, an im
mense multitude .assembled. When the. Bishop
drew near, the stars-and stripes were - raised, to
remind him. that:he .was. not in the land, of the
inquisition. :The•Tiear told the people4o.kneel,
that the,Bishetp might bless: them. The people
refused. On.the platform he failed to accomplish
his purpose, and at the close was told that his
authority -was rejected. •
'lie did not abuse,Catholics.,.. In the : Church of
Rome were many sincere men to be .prayed for.
He then referred' to the laws of 'Rothe-against
those who left her communion: Here he , dould
not be burned,but everything had been done to
take hisrproperty and destroy his character. In
his:suite with ; the :Bishop, he hadilost $12,000,
and. hitt people immense sums. Since that time,
their fields, so fertile, had refused to - yield their
cropi, And hence their sufferings. and - want..
Many affecting ,incidents were , related. of the
trials Of these people, '
of the contempt with
which they-were treated by the Ronianists, of the
incentives held out to induce them to forsake
Protestantism, and of their devoted piety ; but
onr:limite icilknotitllow-alongerreportt A= fa ,
days ago, upen.h i ls invitation, givervin thapnhile
copgregation,Airty-six .. ynung men had cons..
crated th emselves 'Co ifie•ministry of ineonailtie*:
tkin among their countryinen. •
; Dr. Wm. M. SCOTT read a letter from • Mr.
Charles A. spring, now among these people,
difying to their sobriety, industry, and sin
Dr. CennEsThore testittrouy to *the truth of
*jot had been l said of. the failure of the. crops.
as for one hundred
t Princeton was in
ies of `other denom
:sari ,
why 14311'06t0n
inceton claimed no
uaries—Ahey,were all
, illy ,of the others
~ dditional aid there
. ~ But"ihere were
bUld be :beard , in -1
sand, five ltundre.
wa tha
nd•Nas t
4 and with. Union
ust afford as'goo
s others. •
• ney in the case :o
his 'providence
Y• and her confi
the feet of the
I holuok, Neander,
[; but they al
iv h Addrson Alex-
''Dr. ADGER said ,that abundant evidence had
ban given of the 'necessities of these people.
Brit he thought thit some substantial proof shohld
bi given of our , interest. Within a few weeks
God,had converted four of ,his servants, arid he
had made a thank-offering to God, of which $5O
ye remained,, and which was newpgiven to this
Several contributions of $5O and slop each,
were then made, f and.Dr.` Wm. M.,SCOTT wai ap
pointed to receive contributions during the con
tinuance of the Assembly. '
,Dr. Dzon.soti • mentioned the, sending of• $lOO
from the Sandwich Islands, for Mr. Chiniquy
and his' Colony. His people in Baltimore had
done liberal things .for:tbis object.
Major PRESTON said that by the ist of, August
$5OO would' be sent from the ehurch to which he
belonged,, in the mountains of Virginia.
Dr. TRORNWELL said that he never before felt
the:great inconvenience of being so pressed, but;ie $5O. He pyaised. God for this great
work- • , •
leport, adoiied, and Aseembly adjourned
Inesday`Moralag, May 29-9 O'Clack.
Asastabvliret, and , apent'the first-hrat hour-in
devotional exercises:
The Minutes 'of ,the last session were read and
tipprlivell%•,} • --•.;k- , +
p Lir r .. te icl e zlt
of 2 11 „ - pru urb e e. f . . „ %imm ac ; d t,t.e4 re-.
• •
Dr -WILLIAM M .Soctri , reported that there had
been already 0,000, contributed or pledged
since yesterday evening, for 'Mr: Chiniques
The Committee on Bills and. Overtures-report 7
.ed, recommending the reference of the applica
tion of.the Presbytery of Omaha , for a. new Synod
.to the. Synod of Upper Missouri,: since, this, was
the Only application for this object, and had not
been,laid , beforelbat Synod:' . Adopted. `• -
...Also, recommending the formation of a Synod.
out of the Presbyteries of Findley, Maumee,
WeStern , Reserire, , and Michigan, tolm-called the
Synod of. Sandusky; to hold its first meeting - , in
Westminster church, Cleveland, on the last
' Th'ursday -of Oetober,"at - seven' o'clock, 'to' be
opened with a sermon by the- Rev. Henry °Neill ;
or in case of, his absence, by the oldest , inister,
who shall preside' until ` a 'Moderator 'be elected.
Adopted. •
Also, reeommending.the opening of a eorres
, pondence with the Cumberland Presbyterian'
Church.. Adopted; •andiDr.; Edgar was appoint- 1
ed to attend - the next General Assembly of, that
Church, as a delegate frets: this body, with the
Rev. Br. McMullen-as- alternate. • • ..
Also, that the, church ,to be, organized in. e - w .
Holland, within - the bounda of the Synod of
Ohiorber transferred to the Synod of Cincinnati.
Adopted: . ,
In answer to several memorials on the subject
of, Colonization, the Committee reported:
-Resefeed,That the General Asaembly, on' the•one
:hand, disclaim all right:Wrinterfere in, secular 'matters, and
;on , the other, mason-stile right and' duty of the Church, 'as
iGod's witness on earth, -to bear testimony,in favor of truth,
land hbliness,lirid'against rata° doctrines and sin, Wherever
professed and committed ; yet, in view of the
..often, repeated
:action of the Assembly in reference to the Subjectabove re-;
'Jarred to,, it is inexpedient, to lake any: further: action in
;relation' thereto. '" " ' '
• Adoptediunanitneualy: '• •
Also, a change. of the line between the, Synods
lef-Pittliburgh and Virginia. Adopted.
• - The'.Board of . Publication wai directed to'' pay
the,R,ev. Dr. -Tnonnwr4,l, the amount expended
liv,hint in Publishing the Revised Book of Dis
.. . ,
.The ; conaideration of the, resolution preiented
by Dr.. ATWATER, recommending a, delay of .a
.year in.filling the fifth professorship, at Prinee..
ton, . owing 'to -the declinature of . Dr. -Dabney,
;and .the fact that, the Directors had not yet
been able to agree in designating' a: person for
this office,,and :that the Directors , )be •direeted , to
;makem some supplementary provision in the mean
;time; was resumed.
• IYr.lkaans contended that, lha election -Should
not,"be deferred ; ;that Acre .were,.,plentyof ,men
in the `Church fully; tjualified for either of - the
-vacant chair's; - andlhat the' ehtiieli-4 had a 'fight
'to lay:their...hands on-any-man and . : appoint him
I to any place. , ,
-Dr. Boannmax •
_Adjourned. Closed- with Inlayer.-
' Afternoon. Session--; (Klock.
Assembly met and was opened 'with prayer.
. .
• F The toOn'siderat ion. of the Reviieir Book -of
4pline was made the order for Allis • evenipg r
i o'clock.
' Dr. ADGER, of the Judicial Committee, repoitei
the-. cases
,from the
.Synods of 'Kentucky and.
!Illinois. - The former was referred back to the
!Session whence it originated; and the Synod of
Illinoiiwas earnestly recommended to take up the
latter case and issue it.
Dr. lcurmirmoved to strike out "earnestly re
commend,"' and, insert " direct." 'Dr. KREBS said
.that,he made the motion solely from a desire to
:silfoid the linfOrtunite man some prospect of relief.
- - Judge Lan replied tir•Dr. KREBS. •
Ile ; said that,the Judicial Committee .was en
titled to the consideration of the house, from the
!fact that the Committee by care, prudence; and
diligence saved thehotu3e many days. The mem
•bere of the Synod of .111inois gave assurapce,that
tlietrieViould •be -granted byihe Synod. 'He
denied:the right. of the-Aseembly -to direct the;
;Synod of Illinois, after .Mr. Tomsmy had leaped
over that 37nod and come 'dfree:tly to the' Asseni
big. 4Thel:appallant:gay.mars: reason -for this,.
that justice could not be • bad; but he had.. no
rightZto make such an assumption. rt. was meialy
, a •• question • of 'discretion, that :oldie- the SYned
igse.' lc could settle.
'raises' 'elation was lost, arid the report of
the Committee adopted. • ' •" • •
-Judge Loan moved • that-every pastemin.thie,
. .
Assembly be earnestly requested to bring. the
*ante • of •Mr.' end': his'fikiiile'
every church in; theoPreebyte,ry ivithlehichle
• Dr: B."M.' Smtrn• presented the It'eport'orthii
Committee of fifteen. This Reportrecommended:
Ist, Each Board send ,up its records , evory,
year General Assembly.
• 2dt,- Than the Secretaries be elected for tour
80. ;`That the BOards heieduced to twenty mem
bersratid* the Seeretaries.vwhoimill; be imetilberts:
CZ OtitiO.
4th. That the business . lie eortthieted without
titt Eiteduiive Committee. • •
• -
i That five metabens:shali beta .quorum. for
husiness, except for, the election of officers, when
fifteen members shall be -necepsisairtoinonstitnte
a quorum. • - •1!)
6th, 411 . past act inconssteht. with these, are
.follOwingfreisolutions, presented' by •Mr.
were, a49,pted, the entire. Assembly
rising: ' " •
rwarams; The RePoit of the Borird o! , Thrintorn of Prinee'-
ton Theological Seminary has communicated to this Assem
bly ihedeatil orthe bey. JOAZPEI Alll7llsolc•aarrazurra; D.D..
Professor of New Testament Literature and Biblical Greek
id that Cherished Institution; therefore, ' ' • •
Bess/vat,. That we record our devout gratitnde .to GO for
his great 'favor in' raising up' and continuing" to us 'for eli
many years,' one
,so. eminently gifted and !pall lied. by, sixth ;ar
rich ' Variety of >pellet's and achuiromenia, the work
of.,training t o ministry. for the Bhurch. .
Retoired, That whilst'we bow in hunible'imbraission to the
soverpfgn hand of God,.we cannot forbear, to; express our,
deep sorrow under the inscrutable dispensation which heads:
prised the Seminary; of a sound, faithful, experienced, and.
ernidaitly learned ProfeSsor ; the Church of 'an eloquent
hinalti • of.the.:Gospel, au- able ..defender of. the -fain! ; '
wise Ind skillful expounder' of the truth as It is in
and 'the world pf a noble mind,qa•potent penot, pray
ing voice, a great heart to feel for its sorrows, and a ready
will so relieve itermert, ' • . -
Resolved, That whilst we express our high eetimate of the
distinguished ability; end , riirci erpditibn with which - he en,
tithed his prokseional instructions, and our deep appre
ciation of the industry,l and: selfsuicrifice with , which . he
devoted binnself to the great end of the Church's mission in
the world, we feel cheered by the tokens pf the Divine :favor.
.which attended his life and crowned his death, and we hereby
record ourthankfulnese for.the, grace which Made his dying
moments a testimony to the efficacy of the Christian's hope,
and his memory incentive to folloWatter. "if that Werney:
. apprehend that fur which we are also apprehended of Christ,
Jesui.." " • . .
' • .• •
Rerird, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarlhallsi
the femili , Of the 'deceased: ' • ' .* ' i'• ' • •
. Dr. ..ICABB offered. the owing,' iesol
•which were adopted without, debate viz.:
'Remised, That the Seeretarie,s of the Bdards of the Church
beinstnnated to notify the member* thereof-of, theirappoint
ment, and of all the meetings of the Boards, whether stated
or. Special, and when: such -meeting" are: for• special , per,
poses, the subject of diecumion shall be named in the notice:
Resolved; That 'it: shall be the duty :of the above-muned
Boards to send up to the Assembly. with their Annual Re
ports; their Book of 'Minutes; maths Book of klinutesof the
respective Executith Committees, for examination; and it
shall be the. duty of.said Committees to.bringto.the attention
• of, the Assembly any. matters in these Minutes which, in their
judgment.; calls for the notice of thailesefably. . :
.1U:oh:led, That it. Is not lawful for either of the above
; titullaid:Boards or .Committees' to: issue , certifkiateis iof Life
Membeiship to any person, or apy,tcorthrnmial, by virtue of
• Which any. person Is permitted to sit,kleilberateand vote with
the !loads; but the Boards may devise and grant eartiftcates
or testimonials • of , speeird • donations to 'the chile .Of !Mumma
hitherto known as Honorary Members, it being understood
and Provided that inch pthione San in •no sense be aupwed by.
parches° or gilt to exerchte_atty aort, of right, or,
delibeiate and votri.With the menibers'appointedthOhe4e&
mut Assemhly. .. •
- Dr; Ttiortinvicti. here came TOrviard and
that; in conirldlifatiOn of the adoPtion )ofAheiti
molutions, which ..had •his entire anprov.a . b..ha
herehy withdrew his protest.
f- :Di. _Tnottirwiti retired' from - the-pdatform,
amid much applanse: ; . • , ; • ,
80ARD,3!4.14 came ( forward. and said . that
iiireninsiartCeS• 'had occuric4• dirring• the recess
Thatit Obviattalt:the iiteaeOity,..or
his .remarks of the morning, •and- he therefore
moved that Dr. ATWATER have leave to withdraw
his resolutions with regard to the election - of Pro
fessors at Princeton, with the view of making .a
nomination for the vacant Chair of that Institu
Leave was granted. '
Dr. SPRING then came forward, and after a fcw
remarks, nominated , for. the Chair of Practical
Theology, Rev. Dr. Psiamit, of:New.Orleans.
Dr. RnEris seconded r the nomination, and
offered . the following •resolutions, which were
adopted, viz.:
BasoicadrThat Dr.brGill be aiiiiigned to the iChair of 34}
clesinetical History and Church Government.
.Resoiral, That tho Assembly proceed Immediately to elect
Professore for the'Chairs of Practical Theology and New Tes
tament Literature and Biblical Greek. ' •
On' motialn, the Miserably proceeded td' ballot,
and the Rev.• Dr. PALMER was • elected to the
Chair of Practical Theology, and Rev. C.:W.IBIA*
HODGE to the' Chair of. New Tei3tamentfLiterature
and Biblical Greek. 'Both unanimously.
The Report of the Committee recommending
the establishment of a - Fifth Frofestoirship at
Allegheny Seminary,' was adopted. '''
Dx. BOARDMAN nominated Rev: WM. PKX
TON, of Pittsburgh; tei - ibis ''l'^ofessoraliip, and
the , Assembly'proceeded to . ballot. •
Evening. Session-7 1-2 O'Clock.
Assembly met and opened with .prayer.
A report from the,. Committee on Systematic
Benevolence was docketed. . .
- was declared elected unanimously
to the fifth Professorship of Allegheny Seminary.
-The Report of- the t Committee.,on ,Theological
Seminaries, Wial reference to the tianyille• Semi
nary, was taken up and adopted..
The Rev. Dr.. JOSEPH. T. ,SMITII, of. Baltimore
was nominated and duly elected to the Profea
sorship. of Pastoral Theology and 'Cliurch'Gov
ernnient, atoDanville 'Seminary: ' '
-Dr. 'Bomtrostart presented , the•following resolu
tions, viz:
Re:solved; That the salaries Of tlte"newly'electid - . 'rofessers
at Princeton be the ea me, in.nll.rospecte,Lat thdealaries of the
other Professore.
Rewired, That a Committee be appointed to wait on Dr.
Palmer and Bor. C. 'W. Hodge, and inform them of their
Resolved, •Thattitomnitea and: cordial 'thanks of the, lien
eral Assembly be presented to thounknown benefactor of the
Theolotticallietninary,.at Princeton, for, hie
dontrient of a Fifth Professorship.
:The following onunittees were. appointed . to
inform the newly elected. Professors :—To
forth thS Princeton Professors; Dr. Boardman and
Mr. :,Croltrell ; ,the. Alleghsny Prtifessor,, Messrs:
Allison and Ewing the Danville Professor, Drs.
E. T: Plaid; Edgar, and 11l r.' West.
The Report do :the North-western Seminary.
spoke of . the success that had sttended this in
stitution, and ctilling'ipon the churChes to 'con.:
tribute to its Support, an'd toward.a Wilding and
a library.
They were adopted.
Rev. Dr. PEces'eleetion to - the — Professorship,
at. Union, Va., was confirmed..
The Moderator antiouned - thelolloWing Com
mittee on the Church Commentary.,--Rev,. 'Drs.
E.. T. Baird, A. T. Magill, S. Yerkes, J. B.
Adger, Rev. S. J. Wilson; Dc. Willis'
Elders-0.• N.' Stoddard, J. R. Snowden '
Preston, Scott Lord. On motion, Drs. Yeomans
and R. J. Breckinridge were added.' ' ' • •
'The'revised Book 'of Discipline came up: fore
consideration. . The question was on the adoption,
of the first 'Chapter, and the amendment offered
to strike from section :second the words " pro
fessed believer," and substitute.a "member of,
the Church." '
Dr. S. 3. BAIRD contended that the children of
professing Christians are members of the Church,
and in answer to the argument that baptized non
professors could not be excommunicated b'ecause ,
they. never had any the communion table
—he contended•that the position of such was by.
no means the same before and after the excom 2
mitiricotion:Before, their Condition was one of
ipi;obittiOn and • hope; but after,••they were not .
only .shit Out .from the • Church communion, but:
flroza.,aW prospect of participation 0.. ; the com
munion of 'saints.. •
Di. Wit. 111.13ifsii-f thought the minds 'cif the As
senil3l , were siitoiently madewp ; hi; ilierefois
moved• thesdoption of the following resolution'
.'lll.solred, That se the chapters and sections of this book
,came up;after an opportunity hits been givad to Dre..Thorn
well and Hedge, tut members of the Committee, to make€uch
explanotions as they may deem neceesary,4he 4ssembly shall
.take s vote,tipon theist= withomtdehato, except': the prop°,
Bitten and'explanation of amendments.
, . .
Dr.. 13. M. SMITU opposed its adoption. 'Hi
said that lie hid come to the Assembly tc'dit-:
libeinte and vote; and nothing , short of-a 'cin . ersia
tionfof life and death would induce him toi:vote*
for is gag law of. any kind. Ile said 'that.. .any
'one-horse- man, one-mule man, or two-penny
man, :
lad a right to speak on this floor that. could
not betaken from him by any gag-resolution;
erneh areal:Offered, by Dr: Scott, of Chicago.
CLARK thought thiswas the most. impor
tank question:that had•yet come before them and
ought not to he hastily passed. over. . No desire
for adjournment should induce us to sinrinleffbm
our duty. He' would throw' himself itarois the ,
track along which the• Assembly' seemell
to rush, : ;
Adjoupiedi•B. BRADroity haying the floor
Closed with prayer.
ELEVENTH•JAY.; : ' :; •
Wednesday Morning, ?day alh-9340%110e.k:
- Assembly met. First half-hour ap'ent&k.dpvo-,
tional exercises. The Rev.
.Y 41410,
ninety-seven years of age, and late , chaplpin in.
:Congress, offered prayer. •
The Minutes of.yesterday,,xere read and ap
proved. . ,
The order:Of the day was set. aside, to con
;eider the subject of the Revised Book of .Dis
" ciplire.
, Mr. Lawsbx moved that, this whole' matter:bet
referred to the early consideration . of. the .next
General Assembly.
Judge Loin) moved, as a antistitute,.that it; lie
referred to a Committee consisting of the members
of the former CoMmittee and three additioatil
ministers and elders. • . •
And, as a substitute for both .the fi ! bove,
tions; Dr. Anztirraolva moved that. the Book be
committed to • a new Cerairiiiteeorisiating ' 'Of
three pastors .and three -elders .. -,-to.-,examble, it,,
harmonize all conflating clauses,.and make such
other changes as they may 'deem - necessary; then
print it as revisedin-parallel. lines: with the ,old
Book, and send it down to all . the Presbyteries,
to be' placed in the hands 'Of those . mentbers who
shall be appointed as . 'Commissioners•t.o'the next
General. Assembly, and report finally to the next
General Assembly.
An' imendment•was offered ta the effect' that
the Book, thus prepared, :be sent to all the ,pa.s-.
tors .of the Church, and that the Presbyteries
appoint committees'fa:exarhine it and setid their
reports to the next• General' Assembly, • and, if
possible, to the Committee appointed on this sub
ject by the present Assembly.
DrE Suirrtread :a; series of.resolutions Iwhieh
he•had prepared on the same sahjeui,and.movsd
that all these papers and 'resOliitions which h ad'
been :offered ibe.forthwith placedan the hands of
a Committee of five, to report from them . some
planlor the action of this Assembly as soon' its
. The. motion •passed, , and. Rev. Drs Smith,
Cheeseman, and Armstrong, and Elders Scott
Lord, and H. K. Clark were vappointed , such
Committee. . , • „
Dr: BODGE offered the.folloming ,peper, whit*
was op , viz.
:WaitsEss, The Rev. .J. H. itiorziwell, aid 'the
Cyrtds.Diekson,D.D., members blithe prtient Assembly, pop;
pose to be in. E.urope at tha time Of ;the next Anneal Meeting
of sthe'Syrtod of the }IN/angelical Churches' of France,
• itesnlped, That the above brethren be - deputed to repyesent
this General Assembly in the above Synod, in accordance
wftli4he fraternal wish eipressed by the said Synod, through
its : Moderator. the Rev. Dr. Monod. . . ..1
• 7,.Reaograft, That the above named brethren, be added to the
Deputation appiainted bitheleat General Atieembly:t&reprei
aent ourbranch.of.the truth at the Third Oenteanial Annl7
vereariJoUthei 'Reformatiiiii, to be • Celebrated
durinethepreien. , • . • • • ' •
The Committee...on Bills and Overtures -report
ed in:reference. tsi the queries, pro Posed hy„the
Judieial - Committee t arising from a 'judicial cue
&Obi: the:Synca` Of Illinois, rendrairiendligliiit
the legabright,tolhe houSeptif •Worship isivested
im the Trustees,:.yet -.these Truistees shouldrnot
permit:the use of, the . house ' t ot'. God ,for. seeular
PIPTPEMS or for tuiy, other , object thpn.that of
worshipping' God, without 'the coattail ''Of the
SesSion. • {i ' ' :1
The Committee also reported that . ,l4U•tAlder
would:not be transcending the,dutios bie-of
#cei,jlf he should arise and rebuke copluct, uptho
comm.' the house dediciied to • the .worship of
God;.and where ilia Ito* orditianoes, of religion
are i lidainistered; *sting . held ire such
house. .
•Dr.:Ww. A.:Scorr-ready a memorial, from the
Rev. BalnueLJ. Baird, ; D..D.j•in which he ,stated
that he.had expendeditiree. years of hard labor
in the preparatioa•iirthe '"Dygest:" for which
the Board of PATielitiori had 'Raid . . hint $1;000;
$l6O fof which had been .spent.travelling to
collect materials, and over 's 2 / 4 0ifor proof-read,
log, BO that-the entire net opmpensation had been
only.a little .over. $6OO, anli ,tliat the Beard of
Publidation `did .ndi eilithideritself authorized
to pay any thing erditiiingzifiltiss ordered by the
General Assembly.: •
....Dr) Soon said that the "'Digest" was a•work
of, great 'value, upon :which much .rese,a
and Jahar : had been bestoWed; and t mOii
thitt.the Board of linblioatieri ' be "directed'*'
Dr. B:intro' an ^ additi oriel 41,000. ' '
-*.:lll o .2BOA.some.N said., the 'proposition •watil •but
reasonable and just. Dr. Baird had done-a:Rork
Square; (8 lines or iesa,) one Insertion 60 cents; each
subilequentdneertion, , 4o centet.eacli eight, 5 eta.
A. Square per quarter, 84.00; eachlinatidditioual, 33 cents.
A Antronox made to advertisers by the year.
"BUSINESS NOMEB Of TEN lines olokinl.oo ; etch ad'
dpkmal line,lo oents.
•::, : • • • • TuarmotrosiVatar Emliserasse.
NO. 402.
for. which. he deserved both the thanks and the
remuneration of the Church.
• Dr. DICKSON said that not only had the-author
devoted three years to this work,, but that Ids
father, the late Itev.;Thomas D.,Baird, had, given
much attention to this_ subject, and to the collec
tion, of materials for , a :history of the Presby
terian Church in the United States for a period
of nearly thirty years. The, father died sudden
ly in North Carolina, leaving, as the sole inheri.
*meet& his family, an unsullied name and these
t e s ll: • • •
.14ilakbioved, as an ,amendment, that the
lit:eifKiinipr. Baird $1,600:
Tbe'satiendment was lost., and the,original mo
tion pa ssed. .
Mr. DOW 'liiviented 'a resolution from the
Elders' Prayer -me eting, requesting t4e, General
Assembly to recommend every pastOr to preach
one sermon every year on the duties arid respon
sibilities of the Eldership. , ,
Iktr—Cooitia said that he sUpposelit t to be hi s
dut y to Speak at least once in the Ganitit. ,
aenibli , before returning to; his ,Presbytary.:
was opposed 'to this motion.. This was a,ilustiar
that shoUld be left to the sound. Asscetkin of
every pastor._ There were. alrea d y
_, - so ,n any
special subjects, that theie Was a place
fort such a 'sermon as Ibis.
The resolution was lost. ,
Publication Office.:
GAZETTE BUILDINGS, 84 Firm Sr, P/17146kcgt,
Apirivate letter from Mrs. VAN'ittivstiziazato
Dr. Doennetax, acknowledging the ,reception of
the letter of the General .i.‘ssembly to. her king
husband, was i th? read. • •
, L In' this conimunicatiOn ihe rah:Vl:hit the lotion
Of 'the i•A'sseiribly" had, filhitillie t liniairs of her
husband, herself, and' tier eine-
Lions that , words could. ; not expresa. ;Ger hus
band, though'sinldng every day, was .calm and
hopeful, trusting in Lord, and sent his sal
utations to the Assembly with which. he Would
never again meet in this world. The' letter' of
the Assembly wciald'irer remain to her and her
family the" most precious of all,the jewels ever
presented, them by - kind, and loving hearts.,
• - tori"Lticirt then presented the RePortoflle
Committee on Systematic •Benevelence. The re•
port said that although our Church was still
greatly deficjent in this matter, there was move
ment in the right direction. Of ihe one hundred
arid sixty"-eight Preebyteriee, mere.lhan one-half
bad complied with the - direction:of'the Assenibly
Of butt 'year, in sending up reports on this sub
ject; though only fifty were . in the regular form.
Last year but forty-four reported ; this year
eighty-four report. And the statistical reports
give evidence that at - least two-thirds of all 'the
Presbyteries have, given - more or less attention to
this subject. The sum of ouir contributions to
benevolent objects, independent of congrega
tional expenses, was $500,000. This seemed to
be a large-sum ; but, our _ membership was three
hundred thousand, arid our churches numbered
thirty-six hundred. - So, that viewed' in this
light, the sum'was pitiful: If Presbyteries would
do their duty; the churchett also vrotild soon' do
their duty with respect to sytematic benevolence.
Every Presbytery and every Session should be
faithful in this matter. Every' communicant
should give something. No one is exemptliom
this duty. The tithes should be brougnt into
the store-house of 'the Lord. 'Prayer was not
enough';;-'it must be "accompanied by our alms.
The channels for the benevolence of the Church
should be alwaywfnll and•teembig.
The report concluded with the following reso
lutions : '
Resolved; That this Assembly enjoins each Presbytery to
require one sermon arianilly to be preached to every congre
gation within its bounds, on Systematic Benevolence.
: Resolved, That all the lauds now placed under the heeding
"l'rtabyteriil,"hit transferred to the' column headed "Con
gregational," and that the column thus vacated be occupied
with •the funSe for 'disabled ministers, and the widows and
orphans of mlnlstexs, that mayorequire such assistance; and
that a column for the contributions of Sabbath Schools be
inserted in:our tables immediately after the column contain
ing:the number et childreruin the Sabbath Schoolchild Bible
Resolved, That the Board of Publication be directed to
tibliati ;the .acoompsnying blank Ruth, and send it to the
Stated Clerks of Presbyteries, that they may be able to
know exactly, the kind of iteport to send tip on, the subject of
Systematic Benevolence. '
Resolved; That a Cornurittee be appointed by-the Moderator
to bring this ,whole subject .to' the attention of the Presby
teries, and to report at the next meeting of the. Assembly.
The report, separated from the resolutions,
•was•received , and. approved.
• Dr. 8..M. - Szturn mcived the adoption of -the
;lirstresolutionoirithout:expressing:any opinion
on its merits, but for the purpose of :bringing it.
before the house. ' • ' •
.Mr. Caowent. opposed the:resolution ;. it was
!unnecessary. Systematic benevolence should
"permeate all our devotionsand our entire Chris
tian life. Ministers should preach it; and Min-,
,isters•and people should practise it. It should
;not bsconfined a single sermon in the year, or
a•single occasion in the year.
The adoption of thel second resolution was then
B.i IL; Steals rernaried• that it was difficult
to settle this matter. satisfactorily. There was
.no•use':in: tinkering year after. year with our
'tables. :.The•Sunday Schoolchildren did not see
our minutes, and consequently the • acknowledg-
:meat of:their bfferingsizt: this separate column
would do - them no good. This could be done
.better in our-Sabbath- School papers, missionary
journals, and weekly religious:papers.
• ;;The -resolution was then laid on the table.
Dr. ,Locirn•said he-waa•sorry, and the Church
would regret, that , the Assembly had given such
&blow to•the' dund for Superannuated and Dis
abled Ministers. : . •
ed3or. Bocoex instantly arose and. said , that he
;bad forgotten; and he was certain the Assembly
:had forgotten, that this subject was included in
!the 'resolution. first laid.on the table, and there-.
foremoved the re-consideration of the first part.
-.Dr. Branca: said that this matter :was involved
in considerable difficulty. Much ought to be
• lefato,the discretion of the congregations. There
was• scarcely it: month in :which the church he
served, :or at least individuals in Giat church,
were not called .upon to' contribute to the relief
• of disabled or; aged. .ministers. This call was
always promptly and gladly met by himself and
people ; there was no 'holding back., But while
' ample provision should be: 'made to relieve the
*ants of all, care'should betaken lest the estab
lishment:of-.too considerable .a fund should be
used as - an %row:tentby:some congregations for
casting off infirm or superannuated pastors, in
stead of providing abundantly for them. For a
congregation to neglect to provide for its pastor,
casthim 'off after having labored thirty or
forty years, was an offence against the very
spirit .of Christianity, and against • the Great
Master. himself. He was not arguing against
help for disabled ministers,' but against congre
gations being unfaithful to their solemn engage
ments to those set over them in the Lord.
.!-ffiheifirst part of •the 2d -resolution, and the
I twtPfollowing.reaolutions ;were then 'passed.
..Previous 'to: adjournment, it was resolved to
meet at half . past tWothisafternoon, and to spend
one hour in prayer for the Divine blessing, and
!in:thanksgiving to God for the harmony of feel
' ing and: the :unity of 'sentiment for which this
meeting has been characterized.
Closed' with .prayer:
Afternoon Saslow-2% O'Clock.
Assembly_ met.
The services were introduced by prayer, sing
ing,,and reading a ,portion of Scripture. After
which, was offered by Drs. Hooon and B.
.... 1 7he, Narrative . on the State of Religion was
' teed: by Bev. J. 11. Ans. One hundred and
. thfity:of. the one hundred and sixty-eight Pres
hilteries.Auid•Stent up Narratives of the State of
Religion within their bounds. In these there
•wagreatnniformity; almost all spike of revi
: valsin some of the churches, and of increase to
' the membeiship. From only three or four was
the voice of wailing and lamentation heard.
~.All the Presbyteries iliaesk of enlarged attend
, exiCe upon, the preaching.of the Word, and of in
creased energy in the Sabbath School, the Bible
Class, the prayer-meeting, and family religion.
The,past year has been one of wonderful dis
pensation . of God's, grace upon our churches,
The Additions upon. profession of faith to our
Church had been remarkable. During the two
: years preceding , much had been said about re
vivals,. but the last year has been the one in
which we have begun to gather in the precious
finits. • Reference was made to the remarkable
work of grace in our. Mission at Ningpo,, China,
'and among the French Canadians in .Illinois.
The elders, were also, beginning to wake up to
1340i1f? proper conception of their duty. The
pew of the Church : upon the world was. begin
ning be Felt more than formerly. Men , of the
World were being brought to feel their need of
thetospel, and to attend upon its ministrations.
Ppogress in the observance of the Lord's day, in
many places,.was . noted, as was also the nage
ment in favor of temperance ; while the 'deso,
lating ravages,of intemperance were.deplered.
• In conclusion,: the: good hand .of our. God was
devoutly acknowledged in the,peace,..nnity;
progress that have marked our .churob,thiring
the year, • •
the. '. 3llo
When ; the reading of- Te
fiaiShed the .veherable Dr,Srabiniettig
.AO said, he supposed , that. ; : the, Oviartlttattaf lus
PissbYtery could have had' in seniling;,liiin;fta
this, Assembly was,t4aktk%lnight.have an4tior . -
• *tity of bidding farewell, to his breikrin
ministry and el erahip. Hie time Upon., eartli
was about ended ;, ,hitr nearly .: work wear nearlone:
13inn theiplioe• dial ; koevaiiirk . weidd,know
liim no more. but he would say to .. parting,
there Avast nopiiig.,llo,,locced so muck„iie;,the,Gos-
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