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English, by Elias Boudinot, (Cherokee.)-3. Declamation in French, by Simon Annance, (Canadian.)-4. Declamation in English, by James Ely, (Anglo-American.)-5. Declamation in Otaheite, by Stephen Poopoohe, (Otaheitan.)-6. Declamation in Malay, by Arnold Krygsman, (Malay.)—7. Declamation in Owhy. hee, by George Sandwich, (Owhyhean.)-8. Declamation in Owhyhee, by Samuel R. Kapoo, (Owhyhean.)--9. Declamation in Owhyhee, by John Irepooah, (Òwhyhean.) -10. Declamation in Owhyhee, by Richard Kriouloo, (Owhyhean.)-11. Declamation in Stockbridge, by John Newcom, (Stockbridge.)-12. Decla. mation in Stockbridge, by John Chicks, (Stockbridge.)--13. Declamation in Owbyhee, by William Kummocolah, (Owhyhean.) 14. Dialogue. The Cherokee Council, respecting the removal of the tribe to the Arkansaw, according to the proposition of the American Government.
RHODE ISLAND. -REVIVALS OF RELIGION.
From the Providence Intelligencer. Mr. Knowles-It becomes my duty to give you a description, although an imperfect one, of the glorious work of our God and Saviour, which he has lately been carrying on in this place. We would previously observe, that religion had been in a lamentably low state for a considerable time; iniquity abounded, and the love of God's children waxed cold. Yet there were many of the children of God who were crying to the Great Head of the church for a revival of his work ; and many who have been the subjects of this good work, now declare, that their minds were called up for some months previous, to a consideration of the things that related to their eternal peace.
About the 20th of February last, the good work began to make its appearance without any apparent or visible cause. cious cloud seemed to overshadow us, and Divine influence began to come down like rain upon the mown grass ; as showers that was ter the earth. Now the children of God, of all denominations, began to arouse from their lethargy, to make confessiors of their backslidings to one another, and to the world, and now their tongues were unloosed to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to warn sinners to flee from the wrath to come ; and to invite and intreat them to lay down the weapons of their rebellion, and turn to the Lord and seek the salvation of their souls. Now, truly, was the day of God's power. Behold the places of worship crowded with anxious and inquiring minds. Then were heard the cries, “ Men and brethren what shall we do ?" “ God be merciful to me a sinner!” Many who went to scoff, returned praying to the Lord for mercy. This was not the momentary ebullition of the pas
sions, or the frenzy of disordered brains ; but it was the effect of the Spirit of God, reproving the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. Their sins were set in order before them; they found themselves indebted to God ten thousand talents, and had nothing to pay; they felt themselves justly condemned by God's holy law, and knew not how they should escape the punishment due to their sins. Then they cried in good earnest to the Lord for mercy. Then it was that the blessed Redeemer spoke peace to their troubled souls; showed “good tidings to the meek; bound up the broken hearted; proclaimed liberty to Satan's captives, and the opening of the prison unto them that were bound" under the thraldom of sin; then they heard Him saying unto them, “Son, or daughter, be of good cheer, thy sins are forgiven thee; go in peace and sin no more.” Now did their happy souls rejoice in God their Redeemer; then did they arise and declare what God had done for their souls, and invited their companions to “ turn unto the Lord, who will have mercy, and to our God who will abundantly pardon." Meetings for worship were held at a number of places at the same time, and at almost every hour in the day, and sometimes till a late hour in the night. Such an anxiety rested upon the minds of the people, that it was found difficult to persuade them to retire to their homes. In the corners of the streets, and in the market place, religion was the chief subject of conversation. Neither has this good work been confined to those who attended meetings; but many who had scarce been into a place of worship for years, are now among the number of those who meet with the people of God, to call on the name of the Lord. The subjects of this glorious work are of all ages, from 7 or 8 to 75 years; but for the most part they belong to the rising generation. Among those who have lately obtained a hope through grace, the profane swearers, drunkards, scoffers at religion, gamblers and infidels ; many of whom may be said to have been lost to themselves, to their families, and to society. We now hear them declare the wonderful works of God; and, by their lives and conversation, they give good evidence that they have passed from death unto life. In short, there is almost a complete moral revolution in this town.
A greater degree of harmony and fellowship prevails among the professors of religion of different denominations, than ever before existed ; and one and the same theine warms every heart, and inspires every tongue, even redeeming grace and dying love.
These are solemn facts, and but only a very small part of what might be said concerning the glorious work of the Lord. Eternity will be too short to praise Him for His wonderful works-to the children of men.
It is thought in a judgment of charity, that not much short of Ave hundred souls, have been brought out of nature's darkness
into God's marvellous light, in this town, since the work commenced. Many persons from other towns, who have come here lo see what was going on, have been converted to God; and have carried the sacred fame of reformation home with them ; and from this a glorious work has commenced. Ought it not to be the united cry of the children of God, “O Lord revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known, in wrath remember mercy ?”
Providence Female Truct and School Society. The exercises before this Society, on Sunday afternoon, were unusually attractive and interesting, as was evinced by the numerous and attentive audience which crowded the beautiful temple, within which they were performed. An impressive and comprehensive prayer was addressed to the throne of grace, by the Rev. Mr. Edes, in which the blessing of heaven was fervently invoked on the laudable objects which the society are engaged in promoting. The discourse pronounced on the occasion, by the Rev. Mr. Crocker, was replete with the genuine spirit of Christian zeal and catholicism.
Nearly fourteen hundred children have received the first rudiments of learning, morals and piety, under the auspices of the society. As its objects are interesting to every benevolent mind, in which all Christians are equally concerned, and as the constitution of the society has no respect to sect or party, it is earnestly hoped, that ladies' and gentlemen, of every denomination of Christians, and philanthropists, will come forward and assist the society, by subscriptions and donations. The amount, be it ever so small, strengthens the funds, and the means of doing good, and will be thankfully received. For this purpose, a subscription paper may be found at the house of the President of the society: --Subscriptions for the year, fifty-two cents--only one cent per week.
Anniversary of the Philadelphia Sunday and Adult School Union.
The third Anniversary of this institution was celebrated at the Second Presbyterian Church, May 23, 1820. Alexander Henry, President of the society, took the chair at eight o'clock, and the Rev. Dr. Janeway opened the meeting with prayer, when
the 75th hymn of the Sunday School Hymn Book was sung. The Report of the Board of Managers was read by the Rev. Mr. Biggs. The house, though large, was unusually crowded, and the stillness of the assembly evidenced the deep interest of the Christian public in the cause of Sunday Schools.
Addresses were delivered by the Rev. Dr’s. Rice, Janeway and ELY.
SUMMARY OF THE REPORT. It is stated in the report, that “ Since their last annual report, your Managers have the pleasure of stating that ninety-eight schools have been connected with the Union. The number of pupils enrolled in these schools is 6175, under the government and instruction of 1222 superintendents, managers and teachers.
“ The total number of schools now connected with the Philadelphia Union is 227. The total number of scholars is 19,481.* The number of teachers, managers, and superintendents, is 2653.
" A review of these items of report, do, in the judgment of the Managers, satisfactorily prove, that the utility of this institution is no longer a debateable question; and also demonstrate, that if means be supplied, adequate to its benevolent and pious designs, it is an establishment replete with the choicest benefits lo the cause of morals, truth, and piety.
“In the statement made of the progress and results of this institution for the year now closing, your Managers Aatter themselves there is a redemption of the pledge which this Union made to the Christian public. “ To cultivate unity and Christian charity among those of different names; to ascertain the extent of gratuitous instruction in Sunday Schools ; to promote their establishment in the city, and in towns and villages in the country ; to give more effect to Christian exertion in general, and to encourage and strengthen each other in the cause of the Redeemer;" were the objects contemplated in the formation of “The Philadelphia Sunday and Adult School Union.” These were the motives that suggested the plan, and these are the motives that animate its friends in its execution. That its objects are practicable, the history of the Union, yet in its infancy, fully demonstrates. Were they impracticable, your Managers could not report to you this evening the delightful intelligence, that Christians of every name, forgetting separating distinctions, unite together in the common cause of leading infant minds to the knowledge of their Maker and Redeemer, and of imparting to the unlettered adult the means of that knowledge connected with his salvation. Were they impracticable, your Managers could not have advised you of the existence of 227 schools and societies in connexion with the Union, embracing the number of 19,48 1 learners, taught by 2653 instructors. Groundless, indeed, is the objection of impracticability. Exists there a doubt respecting the utility of the objects contemplated by the Union? If Sunday Schools separately are useful, a plan proposing unity of design among them, by which their strength and energies are concen
* About 6400 of these are in the city and suburbs of Philadelphia, and the remainder, in different parts of the United States.
trated, and their whole power applied to the one grand purpose, must render them still more highly beneficial. May we not here take for granted, that Sabbath Schools individually, are among the happiest devices ever framed for the melioration of morals, and the promotion of the most essential knowledge? Scepticism on this general question, now admits of no other apology than a deficiency in judgment to appreciate evidence, or want of candour in refusing to allow its legitimate weight.
“ To the different societies and schools connected with the Union, plans for forming and regulating Sabbath Schools, have been transmitted ; for which, in return, your Managers have received the most grateful acknowledgments, attesting the decided improvement of the schools, by the adoption of the regulations proposed by the Union - The Union is therefore useful.
"To increase the number of Sunday Schools is another object to which this Union is to direct its efforts. The erection of a Sabbath School in a town or village is omitted, either because no hint on the subject has been given, or because the information how to establish and conduct it is wanting, or a fear of failure in the attempt has unnerved exertion, and the good that might have been effected is thereby entirely lost. To each, and all these cases, the Union proposes an effectual remedy. Her circulars remind the negligent of their duty-communicate information to the inquirer-and by her reports and correspondence, the timid and desponding are inspirited to greater courage, exertion and diligence,
" There is in every excellent enterprise a tendency to weari. ness. The idea that we are labouring alone, or a supposition that our labours are likely to prove ineffectual, and our strength be spent for nought, increases this tendency. At such a time, to hear, that instead of labouring alone, thousands are at the same time, engaged in the same work, and that from the time and attention thus bestowed, a vast amount of real good results continually to our fellow men-such intelligence gives new life and energy to the mind growing weary and ready to faint. To obtain and communicate such intelligence, is the business of this Union. These are the considerations in view of which the utility of this establishment most clearly appears.
“ There is another consideration upon this subject which your Managers may not omit to mention; it is the unequivocal and continued approbation of Heaven upon our Sunday Schools in general during the past year.
“The friends of the general cause, have realized more than an advance of elementary learning-more than a melioration of manners and morals—more than an increased respect and reverence for the Sabbath of the Lord. They have had satisfactory evidence, that upon the minds, in which they sought to pour religious knowledge, the influences of Divine grace have, in nume