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Observe Notice of the called meeting of
Columbia Seminary.—At the late meeting
of the Synod of Georgia, Professor James
Woodrow was elected to fill the Perkins
Our Neighborhood.—We commence a brief
series of articles, under this title. They
are the production of a wise head and an
able pen. They are intended for the young,
and will form a part of family instruction
The Presbytery of Ohio stands adjourned to
meet on the fourth Tuesday, inst. ' That
day being Christmas, and the notice pub
lished' so short a time before the day of
meeting, we fear that many seats will be
The Son. "James Teeth's Lecture " On the
Scotch the Pioneers and .Patrons of
Western Civilization," announced for Thurs
day night, the 28th, is deferred on account
of the dangerous illness of Mr. Veech's
Vestei.n :Theological hcminary.—At the
expressed desire of several members of the
Board, a special meeting of the Board of
Directors of.tbe Western Theological Sem
inary will be held in the hail,of the said
Seminary on. Tuesday the 15th day of Jan
uary AeXt 'at 3 k,
E. P. SWIFT, Vice Pres% presiding.
The Late Rev, pr. Iforron.—The ' , Rev. Dr.
PAXTON preached a sermon, last Sabbath
morning, in the First Presbyterian church,
in which he gave an account of the prin
cipal events in the life ofthis venerable
father. The text was 2. 'Kings : 12:
The discourse was listened to by a large
audience, and was well received. At a
subsequent time another sermon will be
pr ..ached, in which the characier and influ
ence of Dr. HEnnoN will be considered.
The True NIMM—Our New-Orleans con
temporary appears, under 'date of Decem
ber let, as a double , sheet. The Witness,
and the Sentinel of Memphis, were
lately united, and hence the enlargement.
We rejoice in this indication of prosperity.
The Witness has a large field—Louisiana,
Alabama, Mississippi,, Tennessee, Arkary
ear, and Texas. Six wealthy States should
Sustain a journal "on the highest scale of
excellence. - We triist that 'ciur brethren
will not long , treed to utter the cry, "Our
circulation is quite toOsmall."
Dr. Boardnutn'A Sermon.—The sermon de
livered by Dr. .BOARDMAN on "Thanks
giving" has been published in a handsome
pamphlet, from the press of J. B. LIPPIN
COTT & CO. The Dr. takes highly conser
vative ground with respect to "The Pres
ent Crisis," recommends moderatign, con
tends that Christian principle and Chris
tian patriotism can meet agd overcome all
difficulties, advises' the removal of all
grievances both with the North and South,
and insists on the preservation of the in
tegrity of the Union. .
Renewals.—A large number of our sub
scriptions expire at the beginning of the
New Year, Our friends ; ill confer a great
favor by renewing: at once, for it will save
a world of trouble in keeping our mail
books correct. Send- the money at once,
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let each of our present subscribers secure
an additional one. Make , the attempt and
you will be surprised at the xesult.
The Conventien -of lon. lith.--Ministers
and Elders who purpose to attend,this Con
vention, and it is hoped that they will be
very numerotts,will please,write, without de
lay, to J. D. McCoun, Esq., No, lal Wood
Street. The elders of our churches desire
this information, that arrangements, may
be duly made to acornmodate their breth-
31,r. Cies, the , courteous President of the
Pittsburgh Fort Wayne and Chicago Rail
road, informs us that all persons in'attend
ance at this meeting, who come and return
by this road, will be • carried at half fare.
The way in which tickets are to be obtained,
will be announced in due time. No doubt
the Same liberal arrangement will be made
by the Pennsylvania And Cleveland Weds.
THE BANNER .FOR 1861.
Another number will complete our work
for 1860. How we' have discharged our
obligations is known to our readers.
The year 1861 promisee:ta.be One of un
usual interest in both Church and State, at,
home and: abroad. It' it' our purPose to
keep our readers fully informed. of the
progress of events ;.to, discuss the various
subjects presented; according to . .the best
of our ability"; to continue to employ cor
respondents,of ability and the proper qual
ifications, :and to give our. readers the
greatest possible amount of the best kind
of return• : for their patronage. , •
We look to pastors, elders,' and
berg of the Church generally, for assist
ance ?a extending our circulation.
Our thanks are given to the many who
have already interested themselves in'cur
behalf. Will not Gin' friendi, and the_
friends or 'religion and intelligenee, seek
talkies° the Banner in the families of their
neighbors f- -
On 'the. great questions of the day we
give no uncertain. sound. Ve are for our
country, our, whole' country,._ and, against
disunion from• whatever quarter. • We, seek
to convey to-nut. , readers a correct idea of
the great - Contriiiirty, doing juStice to all
sections locolity is worthy ,of such
a paper* , we lesir6 to make _ours, Will
the people give us. - the necessary enema
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THE AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN UN THE
The former of these is! the organ' of the
New School Presbyterians in Philadelphia,
and the latter is the New-York exponent
of High Church Episcopacy. We give
the following, from a response of - the ,amer
ican to an article in the jOirnat. The
American says :
"We do not so' much desire to flay off
the skin of the, Chativh, itottrnal,:whieh it
has exposed to us, as to teach it, And. the
very narrow Church ,which it represents, a
little plain_ truth. • It tempts, us strongly,
we must confess, and :we stood awhile,
scourge in hand, considering whether we
had not better draw a little of that , vulgar
blood which creeps through rthe veins of
silly, exclusive people. Narrowness is ig
norant and very , often vulgar. We have
been thrown at times-,---a -part of that uiar
tyrdom which we must all unaergo—with
High Church people.: Their specidlite is
ignorance of all Christian.: Churches but
themselves. They are cousins-german of
* * * * ,
" The ;Episcopal . Church began under
Henry VIII., A. D., 1534, or thereabouts.
The Presbyterian ; .Church,.one thousand
years before that, was established s ins the
West of Scotland. It came directly from;
the Apostles, through the Culdees, and was
never : Popish, as , to the bulk of itspeople.
Hence, when the Reformation was preached.
all Scotland adopted it as the very form and
pressure of its primitive faith. This is the
reason. that the Journal's religion; though
backed by, those. gentle preachers, Clever
house, Dalzell, and Lauderdale; never made
any progress in Scotland . ;;the, primitive,
apostolic faith was there«from the begin:
min.. c' ; and the semi-popish' religion, which
theJourual affects; was stopped by the
preaching of John Knox -and the three
legged stool of Jenny Geddes.
" The affectation of the .Journal in talk
ing of the "forty or: fifty sects of. Presby
terians," cannot be excused even by the
dense, ignorance of High Church: Episeo
pacy. It is, to be sure, stupid enough for
almost anything, but nebody that ,ean read
and write, is as ignorant as that.. We beg
leave to say, to Episcopacy, that the Pres
byterians of America have &common 4 his
toric life,' which they show,by being united
in a common Historical Society,' the very
valuable library : of ,which we shall be - happy
tushow the editor, if he will call on us in
Philadelphia. Presbyterians; differ about
some minor points, but not so .much as
Episcopalians. The light blue of the
Hew School man, and the deep blue of the
Covenanter, blend far more congenially
than the three-quarters popery of the :Tour-
nab, and the only one-quarter popery of, the
Philadelphia Episcopal Recorder. The
Confession of Faith, which not only lies
I on - the centre-table of 'Presbyterians ' but
is their Standard ,of Faith and Order, is
identical in both the General Assemblies of
our Church, as well as in its Seceding and
"Our object 'in writing, as we said, is
not the merited chastisement of the Jour:
nal for, its foolish gabble,
but the utter
ance of some needed truth: We therefore
acknowledge freelythat out of a weakness,;
of which that editor has not so much as
the faintest conception, our Church was led
astray for a time from the ecclesiastical
idea, by an effort to, gather into one fold all
who love 'Christ. A. Presbyterian's con-,
ception of the Church is -never narrowed,
like the Journal's, by a confinement to one
mall-sect, but is always colored by the sig
nificant thought of the Church Universal—
the view of the Apostle in the. Epistle to
the Ephesians. A Presbyterian always
looks to that mighty.ransaction,. before all
worlds, which is to be consummated in the
eternity to come by which the elite of the
universe—the 'elect of God—are to be
gathered in one in: Christ, out of all ages,
and kindreds, and sects. Hence it is diffi
cult for him to be denominational at all,
and for him - to be the starveling thino. that
calls itself High Church, is literally im
possible. He, can by- no possibility make
" The great Voluntary Associations were
based on this grand Presbyterian idea—the
destruction of all Inds; by creating a
Church universal that should be the fused
result, of the melting down of all church
boundaries by universal Christian activity
and. love. • The life-blood of Presbyterian=
ismwent into that idea, and it came near—
we do not deny the killing of the
grandest Church.the ages have seen.
" It was a 'mirage, but it was a Magnifi
cent one—an aurora whose crown was in
the centre of the .highest heavens, and
which streamed its glories far and wide
over.the entire firmament: Rut it,was not
God's way, and those glorious gleams are
"—'into the light of common
There are here - some important truths,
very ; plainly uttered. And it serves as a
confession.that the Old School were right
in their principle, that a distinctive de
nomfnationalism Should not
. be sunk, in
efforts to attain "to ecclesiastical unity.
It may also serve as a specimen of the con
troversial style of some of .our Easternicon
THE CONSECRATION OF A ON
We have before us an excellent sermon,
by Rev. D. KENNEDY, D. IL; Troy, New- 7
York, on Psalms xxiv: - 14. "I band
,as • one that 'lnourneth for a
mother.'' The occasion of ithe sermon was
the decease of the preacher's mother, who
died in the 103 d year of her age. The
sermon speaks beautifully of*,:a mother's
love, whickiS an n all powerful and undying
affection, and which will • do„ endure, and
dare anything and everything 'within the
reach of her capacity, for her offspring'
In, an appendix the anthor relates an
anecdote relative to himself; which illus..-
trates the importance of consecrating a
child to God from its birth : '
"I hope I shall be pardbned, if, in dos
ing this sketch, trefer to a circumstance,
with Which' my own' history is quite inti
mately, eonneeted. At an early period =
before indeed, I was old enough to aPpre
date what was involved in the disclosure--
my mother infornied Inc that, from the mo
ment of my birth, ehe had solemnly devo
ted me to the Christian ministry. I shall
never forget that hour r Her manner Was
peculiarly tender and impressive :—" My'
son, I have given you to' God, that he may
make's minister of` you;; I cannot take you
back; solemn vows are upon me ; you be
long not to me, but to him; I have prayed
that'he would accept the gift; and I be:-
lieve that he has!' 'Stich was my deep
reverence for her 'character, and for
then seemed to me to be her solemn prom
ise to God, that, I felt myself henceforth
irrevocably committed to this'high calling.
And when, in subsequent conversations,
she told me I must first become a ,Chris
tian, this condition alWays led me'to think
of my spiritual state before God. Through
all the thoughtlessness and waywardness of
youth, the impression of this transaction,
on the part of my mother, was never erad
jested from my mind lamto be a minis
ter—l must be' a' minister—but I must
first becomes Christian.' I doubt not that
thig'conviction—for such it was—was used
by the Spirit of God, as a means of fre
quent. and solemn thought on the subject
of personal piety. I read, and prayed, and
s t u d:led; with reference
_tit* my mcdelf.n
,k , Vii;_
vows. And when,,at length,`after a series
of spiritual exercises, extending through
many months, I. was enablettfo express to
her the trembling hope thatl had ' passed
from death unto life,' her joy, though calm,
was evidently full. The announcement
did not seem greatly to surprise =her; for
she had evidently-expected it. w Still Ad,
gladness of a hope, thug-Tartially
was betrayed in the beaming countenance,
and in broken expressions of deep grati
tude. to' God.i' The ,
desire 'to 'proelaim to
others the Saviour` whore I hadlaund.Pre
cions to , my spontaneous and
all-controllirig. With her cordial appro
val, I commenced a course of preparation,
and I doubt not that - during 'my 'tern o 1
study, extending through nine"yeari, her
prayers and her faith, so far as I was con
cerned 7 had bit one direction. 'At' length
the preparatory course was finished, I was .
licensed-.-Lshe saw arid heard'the subject Of
her vows and'prayers in the pnlpit&-arid it
seemed:as if she was ready to appropriate
the la.figuage of the aged Simeon.: 7 —',NOW
lettest thou thy servant depart' in, Peace.'"
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mate set upon its influence. Almostall of
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for the holidays r •and we will mention - to
our readers the names„ af:spme of ...them,
together with the of theirs:puhlica
.tions, suitable for Christmas: and New- .
Year's presents. ' '
'IIR. CHARLES ECRIBNER.
In our literarycolumn On the. Fourth•Tiage,
will 'be found a notice of "'Fnlk:Sonis,"
themost exquisite boOk 'ever
the United States In ! its binding,. ,piper;
illnatrations, and contents, a ; perfect
Zell' of pepnanent yalue s ,Thi,not.nverlook
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Wood st'r'eet: Mr.'' SCitiiikrEn'S e'dition' of
Dr. J. AnpieoW'ALEXANDEit'S Sermons ;
two i , olumes, and the FaMillar Correspon,d,
.4)f Dr. J. W. ALEXANDER for forty
years, will also be very•aoceptable presents
to many. We' , trust Ithey find their
way to the libraries of many country iitbrs:
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The list of boole published by this honse
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(Just. publish ed.) ` ' "The Romance of 'Nat=
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consist of fifteen volumes, at $1.50 per vol.,
lime..` Two volumes have beeh already'
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Thie is the,well-known,firni in Philade
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Scholars are so greatly indebted", - fOr - tbe
English and American translations , , of the,
ablest German works on the interpretation'
of Holy : Scripture.: Through' these gentle
men, mainlYithe standsrd , publicatiOnS' of
.the Messrs. 01Altk, Of Edinburgh ',`,were`,
introduced to this country. Their.editions
of Stier's ." Words of Jesug,'". "lholuck
on John," " Fleming's Vocabulary'-of
Philosophy," : and " Bengel's Gnomon Of
,the New Testament," will , be most accepts
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'sale in Pittsburgh by Wmi -REN'rOUL.
-The First lironday in January . has' been
recommended by the NatiOnal Convention"
of Union Prayer MeetiUgs, as a day f
kumiliation. and prayer; to be• observed by
all Union Prayer. Meetings, Christian
churches; and praying people; in vim" , of
this spiritual deitith in the land, 'and 'the
distraotod condition of the peopli.,
churobil hi 'Pitts];
but still, not enoug , to accommodate the
whole community. "by then are not ad
iiitioiiaYTMibersbu r . .itia because all
the . 09 . 14 e 40 not I , isll a plage in . the
church. Bijuay,,..*ll not attend. To ac 7
commode B PCI I , 14.,'A
n, , Portion, of them,
t i ll
open aiiqpiea l chirkg Is iesoited to:
'' ' - At a'*ieting of CYOung Men's Ohris
tian Association, held lately in Allegheny
City, Mr. Simvpol
mitts on Open Aix
itie.)fif 7 00'; 1 094,n
the Aloinge 0t...t6,
been 'iiritlinut . good!
• : Rev.. A. M.
dressed: the a
iinstain . 444iiii:
The - tollOiiiii ip ,
Resolved,, That, approve of the
efforts of tip:Konpg en'eAristlon:Association
to Provide open sir i renAing, , , and promise
them due aitriiiid bouroigemerie in, the pros
caution. 'of- this' vidrk:r • "
.Washington . .hi one! of.. our prosperous
inland toiris. • It'• pOisesses peculiir
tCioirafaiiCal4d - taatagCs;
fill,' and of a ,and rich
agricultural county: t made attractive
as a place df residence, by the eiCellerice
gra 42i - Aoeieq. ) titkeducatioual facilities,; and
its religious privileo4 '
now; to • notice
thielairitiee . 4
Old : Presbyterian-
T' • •
• ,Some ten yearn . ago : * congregation
erect.* a Aew..edifioe, large,:and tiOmmodi
ousiaupposiit they were:preliaiing•;rooil
to!niceiire:the Afreirrtlieration.!.. Bat
the blgied the labors of.pas r.
‘ , 1317. Ht. I r,71,-;:e , I
tor.andippore, to the increase qine!ppera,
that aocolmm,odaiiona 9 can-nlailonger be had
forithwmultltades whcrliish to unite; with
the . of eon
gi4gitiron, we ieitrn liefd "ited
43 9A 1 Pit,t1t, devise, means ito
meet the demaiiiis..,:iTiro plans.are snggest
id ; one; is :to: enlarge Ithe 'building,' the
other' is, to - thitiniie chuieh..'t
f 3, ./ , • ••
:Ogg -IN' Tn . MACE.
al • L:J •-!!
.• Last weekvwe7 : phblishedit,the action -of
the South fhtiidina•SYVA, whickit!diaged‘
feeling their biebmin • ilbrimghout
the General Assembly. :et .o._,Pres
byttriait of December Bth says.: • L.
4 The . Presbyterians 'of North, earolbtak
are. not nifflared'torshow syniffh3r f o r`any
stich•movement e (ripridiatin'g' the.Aisem'
bl,O and thi . 3y .
tion' of the OhutOt' J.They
anees to'veohiplain ofpant wheh stteli
there w • thine enough qt.; provide"' a
•'We'tittliethat no root Of bitternes s will'
.sprieg up,., to, tralthle ~that
t I IP.LortEI f. IOI IIY)3OOILP.iP , o4ntaine ' d in the:
Old: SOW !Presbyterian ; Church. r' Wic
hFieliired• in . 'peacer and labored together,
;hipiinOttionOY ; 'oti . fdlcation, and eiiie r chili
fl/OttiiintrOrindino,willicad us to think
diitoreolly-sm, an. exciting ; tbgia tof
;the*day; Anit:!still: ,- we may both:Teel , !Rid
!net' st': brethren: 'Ho .that thinks
;strong map well "b'ear "with the ., .I?d'r . r''' ids
• THE FIRST GENERAL' ASSEMBLY.
.ti lit F i
,:We ar.f.sAecilkeate4 Win tqicill the•aAtei .
Jinn .0; omr,readers to .the letter publjstied;
in onfAtigilie of..9ctober . 20,,fr0m Dr, Begg,
of : 390.44iAn :relation. to I the proper, .ob•-:
seirnmcke pf the erpreritniiiiry, of ,the meet=,
_General Assembly of .
the 20th of.Ahe. present m0ct4i . M.4,4:410.
proposedtellten4 Scotland . W.•olblje
wPrOdic ac'ittinniMigiying... Pr. Begg,syg n
gesta„ that, as that General Assembly
prO l cions germ out of Which almost' alL,tlie,
Presbyterian churches of. Great . BrAtain f
Ireland, and ;America ,have since ginning;
alt.toAse phnrghe.s,44iTPo l .°l tend. d' An;!
.in in : the cpmmemoration„ and , iPpy site
eithorted , ,to ,unite,.y4th ,thigr . , brethren
Scotland, ; , in iippropriattiAiwy,ices.
trust that heed will be •giien,.,to pro,
P°sal as 711unoNg; 9Rri
chnrAPes, „mid ihn r , (Jay bik.dgly.
celebrated by tho.kresby,terinngoe'AMerica :
whP.,*9B**ftvihit scotch; 0 /4ANCki
thp . mptiher,,ottlieir,„own.,: Dp,: i ggigegi; let-.
ter, 1 and.,acppinyncying. : domgmeigtoyp
P 1 . 1 41i#114 , 4k CTF.Pfter.;:cf 00.911 1 !; 2 9tht — t
•Pr4Vierian.„? .• •)•1 : • • , f .r.
[We called. 'attention •to , 2this 'subject ,
out I..iistiee - of
of' blew-Jersey. Sabbitli;"l:l44oilibili '23a „"
I • • •• t• f !.tot Or till. 1 0./ ••,.
was suggested as a fittirig•Ame,;iror i p.tudots,
to, insttu9t l .thqir flocks
graci ol 4 B ,4l king§ tuWard. alld:fitg the. Eresbyr
teriani.l3hurohitfOilthe,:tlast atliree kundred
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- President Itutixtert, in , view, tirt
' 4 - .. t" I •,;',"
:(11,18,79 t h e , ;nation, 4°7o•liiriOl
P4A l .4jett,!44PlY.egitete.
inkindihaaa:reeiommendedtPridayi , January
lA*: 'tarsi ,ISofi t imie t,FAelf,PloYhe tobierved .
',.thro . ngitout the 'Mimi." We' are"a'etnia- !
'Pf, God- We ieiPliAitilet, ite visite nations!
iett4 eliiMeetenf9r4theifi 941 18 , • TWe 'APO I
in-his mem sin: being• aoufessed and ,
forndcenilatPlia favolr- imp)ored,
forgie iiiiorley; . tile 'env Ai' itilified c
,ms . the .
„peorle.,. also ' agr, fl 9
that onr eins i are
_many and griat,
and :dem-nu:Bevel* ehistitiement.7: Let us
'i ':' . ..
lows • ••
1 i;r ••••t
TO THE-PEOPLE OF - THE lINITEIRSTATEL:
.Nnmerous, appeals iitave been make .tointa,lly
pious andipittiotio;aasociations arid citizens; in
view. of.; ti present ,distracted, And dangerous
condition : of our; csojnitry io recommend that: a,
day' be"rietjipait. 'for . Faiaing, and
Prayer,. tfirchighoutAheMnion.' -
In compliance witli•thelif'request; and my own
of , 4114, deaiEllatillFßlDATi TEX FOURTH
DAT, 10! qazirranr 1881, forAits ,par,pose,i and.
recommend that the POPlia.4alergliag,TNth,,itt.4.4l;
according to 'their several ' forms of worthip,
keep 'it tie a inilenin '
" The *Union of the'States is at then Present Mo
ment,,threatened with alarmingtand immediate
dailger . ; panic and distress of. a fearful character
'prevail thronghoiit the land;, laboring
lation are with Out employment, and ;'cOns'equent
ly deprived of the•rneans Of 'earning their bread.
Indeed; hope seethes .telliave deserted the 'rands
of mew?, All,cluses are in a state • of confusion
anddismay„ and the wisest counsels of our
and , purest' en are:Wholly dieregailled:
i of 'our. cahtmiti'and , per '
whom shall'iielwrt"fer relief bitt/toithe Gied:tif
, .ur; Fathers 4. His eninjpotentisrm only can save
13 from tlie aWfid effectaof our own oriniiie and
TUR,DAY 4 D V, 1860.
ing room in the many
rgh and Allegheny,
~ Chairman 'of the, corn-
Preaching statedthe oh
;' and' read' It report" of
• ommittee, in securing
in thd lifarket House,
coon,, and of the en
f 'the''' . 'efforts had not
einita. ' ' '').
l'iy 40. A. K,l,tra4.,
'nd Dr. .HowAitu r ad.
i .:aud said they weir
contribute their aid
„IRA i° ll . , N.va!4i4ql4ds,
follies'.tour o w n i ng ratitude andlguilt toward ou r
heavenly Father:: ' . .•
-, Let.ns, then, with deep contrition and penitent'
Borrow; unite in humbling•nurselves before the
Most High, in . confeesing our individual and Na
tional sins, and inneknowledging the justice of
our punishment. Let us implore him to remove
from our - hearts that false pride of opinion which
would.impol us to persevere in wrong for the sake
of consistency, rather than to . vield a just sub
mission to the unforeseen exigencies by which
we are now surrounded.
Let us with.deep reverence beseech him to re-.
store the 'friendship and ioed-will . which pre-'
veiled in former days among . the .people of the
several States; and, above all, to save us from
the horrors of -civil *sr and " blood guiltiness."
Let our. fervent prayers ascend to his throne,
that he viiiuld . not desert us in this hour 'of ex
treme peril, but remember us as he did our fa
thers in the darkest'daYs 'of the Revolution, and .
preserve , our Constitution and our . Union, the
work of their hands, for ages yet to come.
An Omnipotent-Providence-may overrule ex
isting evils for permanent good. He can make
ttiewrath of an to praise him, and the remain- .
der of .writtk le can .rastrain. Let me invoke
every individual, in whatever sphere, of life he
may-befpliMed, -to ' feet • person al responsibility
•to Godland•lds country, for keeping this day holy,
.and fpr contributing all in his power to remove
our actual and impending calamities. • •
Waihbigt'De. 14, 1860
~;;,BEY. DA. Pillik
•,-:2hisFgentleiman, .:who a' professor in
Union Theologicilnlikininary; Virginia; has
tiade'a diling • appeal` to' Sonthein Chris
tie:l2s, throudh the , columns Of the N,
Prespyterian, to rouse`. themselves for the
preservation of the Union. • He says :
"While the exigencylis. so tremendous,
there , seems to be :a generalajlence- of the
utterances iwhierthaie :proviakedlithe collis
ion. Biethren, lihrunbly .iinplore - . you for
the sake-of -0;1;00k:for: thesake:od:his
torn , and driningledilbodyvhis !refit - Church;
for; the .11o6d,;lot: perishing • souls ;. for the
sake•of. yowl .childibn'erbodii3a: and :souls;
rise, befonitin is, too:latti :pee what can
be done." •••,' : ••
Alta tompelred lO'dOnderrin racist
ungtaalifiedl the utterances Drs. Trionx-
Wzlf f i and Asialinn., it alfoids us special
Osasure to„connnend , those/who, like Dr,
DABNEY, are willing to stand in the: breanki
Never had Southern Christians and pain
ot,s' a. nobler opir i ortuniti folieouring . fame
to` theinselves and bleiteine a their comd.!
try than now, by_ out boldly against
• • EASTERN SUMMIT:
Some - two...years ago a, company was
f9Tme4LiTi s. o 4toN3o3qed - the i`c ..e.almareAN•
THEOLOGICALatioLSW OOMPANir," for the
146i:wa r d cif-eat;abligliing' a. grftenle:qi:car "
high' : character,,
sent and 'advOcate the views . of . jorthodox
congre,gationalists, as .held•by.the fathers
of that -denomination in . this , country, and
that would at 'the same time oppose •the
erroneous tendencies of some of the doe-,
, trines taught at Andover, and .lEale . Theo-,
• • .
logioal- f• Seminaries. But for ,the sake. of
, seenring a wider field of- usefulness, and
pecuniary sill . - to a certain extent, as • also
assistance in the' Way' of Ceiktributions,..C? 2
operatiOnWith t sorne Of; t,he New 'School
Presbyterians. of *ey/..Xerls,was sought and
obtained. . The
.Rev.: HenryiltlL reimith,
PrOfessora Uhionc•Thec!logicai Stitaina,ryi:
was appal t.§Arpriiiiiiittf l edititi';;and the
rOiliteior4jitP ..lOgt4W the.
-490 8 gf Y.43 11 .;;AFF.P0 . 1101 , N0W4
York. ,Sberws(cid bavibg sold out his
interest :partiee;in4eWji l :.orlql a new
.Aadeehitien`• ,ef been
formed ' BOWS to '' -, puliolitih a Re
I . • •• t
The! firstroquaerrfaVill. be issued.in.4an
tliiat,;!: • • •
•tinit 4e Intel? te of grthodox
499trinc,a4e dynand a Review owned, and
'Moan's. G04.0' ;Sr Liirgoiff;liviiin&
:i4i r ai' 4 lliel)Whilt 7 9f„li.
oipti9n47 a b. 99); that .willhbi) . read with
muehliaterest: , eoritaine sbveral
, of • the
:aie!iitefriarkable 'Arin'ons ':of 'the;
ReOliitiona i r,y` period, ' wi'th " co ions histgri
eal 444.11iiiiiatjve inar;.ati..4e
jof 4 , 110 : leading events -tof the times:
the present:time' ea* a w6rk,:holha#2irabii
41 1 4tirtOVjaa'kuirs&:`
-)* 1 -•=F ;:,
' SALARY •s•LOY, itH.E , ; GO:VritNoil tOk
Siltiosatiruenrre $B,OO . 1 0
Tm , " 1 1 / 4 ' " r.,:m f4P-t •,f
i 9 ~..M1(•11
ianx.4bscpent seagyto!!, ; ;;o.,uu pek.alay,, , ,and
mileage at the sameoitikte , aa memherg of the
:Otanneifind;Legislit4ei': -The pal ''of'
rll :AL:. Li: ' 1. ot.
f • I M ffrlP l4 ti l"; Al* 1 P) • O , PM
, gq•.f97l MY , subt3.e(lngllt frOsice, - 040:04
ifOilever . yefivedniletP. tiavelilfrom: their: re?
apia'ctive'Plaaes of ebb& ',‘lnirea. at: each' sea
The' • salariesof ".stiks
• a a.a aca.ha. •„ Secretary,
,Trequrer • 'Auditor, and' Aitiorney-Gener
;• , a 4,4; tat ithe Adjty
The parnf tetigtora
;and Iteffenefitatl4""ei i 54300 fob the regu
;hiannual 'session, and $l.OO for every five
`miles' travel from. tbeirarespective- places
',of . A9de,, once in each. session. The Pres
ident of the §eii.te, l 9ll t cl a 3peaker of the
!Howe receive eaqh $.OOO for the. session.
i:NZW - IZLEMT! CLERGYMEN diStint:
Allitiudidiaiiiinitoes: referred' nipre'olo
duty o f e
~1 i • :*
i1 ,49,7•JPPP, 41 •1, 114 n4 1 .9f,;.? 1nd a ; manly,
bprence ) to theß.Onatitution, Both. in Tefer-:
:once' to the North 'and Boutii: The eietnion
Su4ofil fiNOceriXf, •in s 'tliA:hights
i04418 ' 1 *. ' 0.0# 4 ' 6 ".1 a 14iNe.OfPAs and
ti.ifiofrtu?pe 01 4 1 °./444.4a4iPataiSiata•
Dr:Cleveland :devdted.hisi entire dineOnine.
t.O.the . enforcement of litivfattiyinf
e r. • -ABRENIA e- et Q.,
Re ' 11 * f M h
djatbhurch is publishing a , series of articles
in :Zion's , Hekald• OnkNew
ogy, in, ground that .
N O r •Aii / 4 41 ..q0 ,
9 40 30; ' , ;Onivinfsm,
) witipulyitanpiaily ; Arniiritartiluxt ip the days
of. Edwardsp and.las 'been •so ever since.
He even ' ripiesents the' ''great Edwards
himself to be' Of this Arnlin
tan eYstw, CetieitOY Mr. Marren dees
not set, forth; hie own system : correctly or
ho grievously niistepieserits. the views of
Edwards: 'lt! is•daid "that these papers ate
to'form`an aftfoli s iithe Theological En
cyddy#Zia.in comrae :
of preparation by the
Elarperl• this fair ; .specimen of the;
.contents, itemelde.sis a . •work of reference
will be *l7 khan. • '7
THE is still'Airy` ir
regul#...‘.l4galar and approve4,o9atomera
:of tlib intake are able to'. obtain ro'ans ,at
about seven per. cent. But those who are
left to the tender mercies of the street
must submit'to 1* and 2 per cent. per ,
month. There is no change for the worse,
and some say that there is more cheerful
ness than some time ago. - - Bid the, most,
promising feature is the large iroease ,of
exports.. The- exports from this port last'
week amounted to the handsome sum of.
$4971,680--over a half million More' than
in'the corresponding week last year. The
'total of exports since January Ist is $92,-
'587,806, which is. over $30.000,000 in ex
cess of the same:period in 1859, and 845, 7
000,000 larger than, in the corresponding
`period in 1858:: 'ln view 'of this it is not
strange that'the prospects of the produce
Market are 'eleering. Let our fa . rmers take
for his zeal in raising funds for, the Pope,
and in opposition to Italian liberty, by a
silver medal from his Holiness, "in ac
knowledgment of the zeal and liberality
with which the Catholics of this diocese
have come to the aid of the, Holy See , in
its presents trials and embarrassment"_
SHELDON & CO:'S magnificent, edition of
Macaulay's 'Essays, is having an immense
sale. This will be a tar more • valuable
present for the holidays, than one of the
pretentious and bespangled . " gift books"
so much in vogue at such times, hilt which
are mostly without any permanent value,
LAST Wink. a meeting was held to in
augurate measures 'for the'rrelief of the
people 'of ICansai; 'suffering fromfaMine.
IV - 2C. Bryant, Esq:; presided.. 'After prayer
by the Rev.' Dr: Gillett, 'addresses were
made by Rev. Mr. Dennison; of 'Kansas,
Daniel Lord, Esq., Hiram - Ketehum, and
Others; slieviing the deplorable Condition
to which 'some thirty thousand of the peo.:
pre of Kansas lave ' been reduced by' the
almoe total failure of the crops and calling
upon the more fortunate to come to the'res
ette;and by their - contributionS thtts "save
the men, women, and children of that-Un=
fditunate Territori from death by Staiva2,
A."contribiltiOn Of 41,200 was inad
an the spot, and an effective - committee ap-:
pointed to solicit aid in the city.
REioamix , DUTCH Cirtracii
brated the 50th anniversary of their. Theo
logical 'Seminary it New Brunswick last
week. Interesting reminiscences of the
past histOiy, of their 'Church were given,
earnest speeches were delivered, and the
descendants of the Knickerbockers had a
good:time generally. - Eighty-three minis
ters came Troin Holland and the Continent
to the Ditch Church - in Artie:ilea.
4 . AMES'Iiu.cHANew
ty-fivewere educated under settle 4 pa,stor,s
zn .America before the OrganizatiOn of the
Seminary. Ninety-one:were ed r acatell
der Dr Livingston and his:associates, be
fore the location of the Serainary_at NeWt
Bruniwick, of Whom seven are yet living—.
Revk Henry pstrander. P. I. Taxi
Pelt, H. Yedder T 11. 'Demarest,- C.T.
Demareit; A. N. Kittle, and John Hen:
- • ...
dricks. Three hundred, and eighty five
have been educated at New-Brunswick: up
to the Summer of 1860. Of the Alumni
three hundred and four are yet =living, of
whom six are in' the seceision.
14x. JAKEslithox, Of the First Pres
byterian Church of this- city, Continues to
be a liberal benefactor-to Princeton Theo
logical* Seminary, Some twenty years afro
he purchased ',a f•lot4and` erected a library
building, at a,cost of $30,000 for the
inary. Now he is-about to ereck a. new:
building for the library; sixty I , sy one hurt: ,
died feet?' after the model of the Astor Id
briry in .New York: The present library
building will be converted.into• a chapel for
the Seininaryl , • ,
This city feels deeply the, ,financial
troubles: But at the same' time ,most of
the manufactories are in , ; operation," -and'
order's coine in as usual• -
The GIRARD ESTATE has already given;
an, immens,e,,amount of trouble, and the
endis not. yet. A bill, t has been filed in
the-United: States Court by the parties'whe
are.subjects` of the 'French Ethperdr,',for`
the recovery 'of all the Girard estate, ex
cort that which is necessary for the'lpairk
tenance of the College. The bill,lsays the
Ledger :fills forty-nine closely' printed..pa
ges, and 'Will commence perhaps along
course of litigation. The grounds, on which
the' recovery is based are : Ist, 044 the
pi4ent city : of Philadelphia„cannoi
execute - the provisions : of Stephen Girard's
will; and, 2d the 'estate,' by reason of
mismanagement, has'ditninished in
referring to the loss 4' rite Louisiana lands
and the non,productiveness of these
jientucky , 4 ;?, • ;
The 'PHIIIADELPH/A 'BrELZ SOCIETY`'
ARCHBISHOP HUGHES has been rewarded.
OREAT UNION MEETINO;:tvas held , at
noon, Deceinher 13th,. in Independence
Square Mayor 'Henry; • assisted by a-largo;
number of :Vice presided.
Prayer ,was Offered by Bishop yottr.
Resolutions , : were, ,read and. adopted pro-,
claiming attachment", 'and reverence. to the
Constitution,'' earnest and' - endearing
for the Union, deeply deplorina the fact
that some . , of the" Stateshate placed upon. ,
their- statute , books enactments ..evading and:
defeating 7the provisions 'Of the Constitn-..
- don; Pronouncing eitch:aCts; Violations of
the solemn , compact ; appealing, for their
repeal, ; , pledging, the.statute bo9llcs.
Pennsylvania -Shall: :.carefully. searched;
and e'vei-yistatute, if there are'any Such in;
vidinethe Constitutionarrights of sister
States; be at once. repealed; recognizing'
the Aligations of the Fugitive, Slave law;
racomme.nding )the ;passage of a: State lavi
recompensing the owners of rescued slaves ;.
submitting obedienc i e the decisions Of.
the. SuprknieCourt as to the rights of slave;
owners rintlin Territories,.and recommend
ing that the Aisputed-qnestions be forthwith
sal:hided' to-tha said approvin'w of
the . of' Convention of Pele
gates from the Ste : pa. : contemplating .seces
sion, to suggest remedies,- with firm , convic
tions that the propositions , of 'Such Conven-:
tion Will be 'received by the other States in
a fraternal and conciliatory " spirit , ; appeal
ing to. their brethren an the States contem
plating secession to forbear; reminding
:their of theArtriumerable which bind
us te , Yethei ea one pe ,
oftle. , The resolutions
also;condemn the denunciations of slaVery
as, it ~:exists- in the , United States. Ad-.
'dresses. were made by Mayor 'Henry, Judge
Woodward `of" the Supreme ''Court of the.
State; Hon:: Joseph 'R. Ino" ' sAall Wm. E
Lei; Rsq, and others. - •
celebrated its twenty-second anniversa ry
on tillte evening of-Thanksgiving day. Spit.
ited addresses were delivered by the R ev ,
A Cookman of the Methodist Church, the
Rev. W. P. Breed of the Presbyterian Church,
and others. The statement of the opera
tions of the Society.shows that in co nner _
ion with the Pennsylvania Bible Society,
it 'has circulated during the past year o ver
twenty-eight thousand Bibles, and more
than fifty, thousand Testament& The num
ber issued by, the Philadelphia Society
since its reorganization amounts to ninety
eight thousand seven hundred and forty.,
eight Bible,s, and one hundred and forty_
five . thousand seven hundred and forty-t wo
The .OENTILAI PRESBYTERY of Phila.-
de,lpikia formed at the late meeting of the
Synod, met in Spring Garden church at the
tinte..g.ppointed, .and, was opened with
sermon by the Rev. Geo. W. lYlusgrave,
DA, from Acts ii : 47.. The Presbytery
was _then constituted by prayer by the ven
erable Rev. John McDowell, D.D. The
Rev.. Chas.• W. Shields was elected Moder
ator. Rev.... 4. S. Clarke, D.D., Permanent
Clerk ; , Rev. Daniel Gaston, Stated Clerk ;
Rey. Morris ,C. Sutphen, Temporary Clerk;
and Salal. D. Powell, Esq., Treasurer.
Rev..G. W. IVlusgrave, D.D., and Rev.
Alfred Nevin, D.D., with Chas. Macalester,
Esq., were appointed ,a. Committee to confer
with the Presbytery of Philadelphia to ar
range all matters =requiring adjustment,
growing out of the division: of that body.
ROV ; Dr. Musgrave, Rev. Mr. Gaston,
and ..ReV. Dr. Edwards, were appointed a
Committee to nominate standing Commit
tees on, examination of, candidates for the
ministry, and to recommend standing rules
for the government of the body.
the Rev. Messrs. Work, Gaston and John
stone, with Messrs. Graham and Harvey,
were, appointed a Committee to organize a
church on Frankford Road, Philadelphia,
whenever they shall deem it expedient.
The next stated meeting will be held on
the first Monday of January, 1661, at ten
o'clock - A..IVS.. Religious services will lie
held in connexion with the coming meet
ing of Presbytery on Monday and Tuesday
evenings inthe Second Presbyterian church,
the C. W. Shields, pastor.
Rev, Agred Nevin, D.D., has resigned
the 'pastorate of Alexander church.
Rev. G. M. SWAN'S Post Office address is
changed from Brighton, lowa, to Quincy,
Rev. S.T. KINKAID'S Post Office address
is changed from Rockland, Pa., to Por
tefield, Venango Co., Pa.
Rev. W. ,C. MASON having taken charge of
the church at Farmington, Illinois, de
sires- to 'be addressed there instead of
:Fulton City, Illinois, as formerly.
LANERTY GRIER Was dissmissed from
his Imatoral charge of Bacon Ridge,
-East Springfield. and. Richmond, on the
.14th inst., .and has accepted a call from
t i lie.Forks of Wheeling, in the Presbytery
Rev. .11.-L—MATIIEWS was ordained on the
15th And installed pastor of the
Piesbyterian church in Charlestown, In-
Re 4. WM. C. MASON has taken charge of
th' Presbyterian , church in Farmington,
, • •
Rev. N. C. Rum , Was instißed'in the &V-
-enth church, Cineinnatii. Dee. llth.
Rev. L. W. CHAPMAN is supplying the
ehurehes of ‘Newton, -and' Covington, (to
which , he. has been: called.), His Post
+ Office is 'Fletehef , Ohio.
Rev. H. B. Bunß'sPost Office address is
changed from Mexico, Mo., to Flors
' swift 'Mo.
'‘ , 49,5:*S EDITORS b
ticlew as handed to the Editor of The
Cli;istion Advocate but Mr.
Nesbit refused to publish it. It was in
tended to ecirfect .few of hie misstate
,me.nts, of ,matiers of fact, in relation to
'some incidents, that occurred twenty-four
years ago, and, which he, speaks of as posi
tively as if he knew they were true. For
'inisstateitiea. No. I, he tells me he has the
say. so of Mr..,Somebody, who was in or
' - about , the. Methodist' office in '1836 I For
misstatement -No. 2, I suppose he has about
equally reliable authority! Misstatement
:No. 4, was added since the article was re
jfused by .the Meihodist 'Editor. It was
overlooked 'before. Please insert the fol
lowing in the Banner. - W P .A.
For the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate
41 MN,AAnan.and =hik Book."
Mxc'Enrrou :—ln yonr issne of Decem
ber 11,. over the - foregoing, caption, there
'are several statements in which I am much
.i prominent than I deserve to be.
Please publish the following corrections :
I*. I have not the slightest recollection
,of in. Mr. Baird's. paper, The
Christian Ileiald; pieces' which, you say,
proved .to be .the Appendix, "word and
iletter," .of ,the second, edition of my book.
Some articles were possibly published of
that sOrt, but I feel confident it was by an
other'person, who may have used some ma
terials of mine 3 though; oft this I have not
the slightest recollection. ~
I.,never saw the articles • published in
The Conferenee Journal, by Mr. Simpson,
vow Bishop S,' I wrote to Rev. Mr. Cook
froth my then residence at West Newton,
to }Ave them. sent to me, ;with a, pledge to
'glve L thcm. all, due . notice; lint he replied in
his paper,..tliat the only copy, he had was
on - file, and he could not spare it. Of
course, 'as I never saw those pieces, I could
not have been afraid
~to encounter, them, as
you allegul 1,. greatly regretted at the
time;nuy:;not±.beings able to,procure a copy
of Mr. Simpson's articles defending "tile
Dialogue between a ''res - ii3rterian and his
Friend;" and I should bd- 'glad now to get
a copy. If you will favor me so far, I
promise to notice theßishop's strictures is
due form, probably in : the, next, th,e sixth
edition of my "' .Difficulties of ArminianMethedism.'
3 . ..• You` nie.'great injustice in seeming
to•Ainpute=tumeT.Mr. Baird's unwillingness
tcvpublish Mr. Siinpson's, pieces. I great
ly re,gretted it. at, the time; but his paper
was his own. I could, not, control it.
4:.'As to What' youare pleased to call my
" challenge,"lyou have strangely perverted
my:language. I did 'pledge myself to sus
tain, anything I•had published on Armin
ianisni.7; But my obvious meaning was,
that zf attacked, I would defend and sus
positions. And this you call a
challenge! A man proclaims that if any
one strikes r him, he will defend himself.-
This yen, pretend is a challenge! The rea
son :why ,I did not expose Mr. Simpson's
already said; was because I
could' not get them. And this you call
"backing out !"- If this is the style in
which you interpret Ile Scriptures,. it ex
plains the incoheren cies and contraictions
Of your theolony Could I have got the
pie,ces - of Mr. Simpson;and Mr. Baird, the
Editor, had consented to publish, you would
For the Presbyterian Banner,