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square, the walls of earth, the roof of mission to a severe test. The Provi. bushes and poles covered with soil and dence and grace of God alone can give grass growing on it. There was nei.
us comfort and support. ther chair, table, bed nor floor in the babitation. The Turk seemed to live
Ruins of the Place. principally by his pipe and his coffee.
Monday, 13. Went out to view more A Sabbath in Sardis.
particularly the ruins of the place.-
Saw the decayed walls of two churchLord's Day, Nov. 12.
es, and of the market, and the ruins of morning devotions, we took some an ancient palace. Two marble coltracts and a Testament and went to a umns are standing, about 30 feet high, mill near us, where 3 or 4 Greeks live. and 6 in diameter, of the lonic order. Found one of them grinding grain. The fragments of similar pillars lay Another soon came in. Both were scattered on the ground. Chandler, able to read. We read to them the who was here about sixty years ago, address to the church in Sardis, and say, five pillars were then standing. then the account of the day of Judg. All our guide could tell of the place ment, Mat. XXV. Conversed with
was, that it was the palace of the king's them about what we read, and then daughter. Ascended a high hill to see spoke of the Lord's day, and endeave the ruins of the old castle. Some of oured to explain its design, and gave the remaining walls are very strong. them some tracts. We had our usual Copied two inscriptions. forenoon service in the upper part of There is now in Sardis no christian the mill; and could not refrain from family. There are three grist mills weeping, while we sung the 74th here, in which 9 or 10 Greek men and Psalm, and prayed among the ruins of boys are employed. To one of these Sardis. Here were once a few names, we gave a Testament, charging him to which had not defiled their garments; read it constantly, and remember that and they are now walking with their it is the word of God, and the guide to Redeemer in white. But, alas! the heavên. He bowed, thaoked us for church as a body had only a name to the gift, and said, “ I will read it often." live, while they were in reality dead ; and they did not hear the voice of mer Journey to Philadelphia. ciful admonition, and did not strengthen the things which were ready to die. lo the afternoon took leave of Sart, Wherefore the candlestick has been and went across the plain to see the removed out of its place. In the aftertumuli or barrows on the opposite hill. noon we walked out and enjoyed a In half an hour we crossed the Here season of social worship in the field. mus, and in an hour more reached one This has been a solemn, and we trust of the largest barrows. It is made of a profitable Sabbath to us.
earth, in the form of a semiglobe, and situation, and the scenery around us, as nearly as we could measure it with have coospired to give a pensive, mel our steps, 200 rods in circumference, ancholy turn to our thoughts. Our From the summit of this, 40 or 50 otheye bas affected our hearts, while we ers were io sight; most of them much saw around us the ruins of this once smaller. Strabo says, the largest of splendid city, with nothing now to be these was built in honour of Halyattis, seen, but a few mud huts, inhabited by the father of Croesus, and was 6 staignorant, stupid, filthy, Turks; and dia, i. e. three quarters of a mile, in the only men, who bear the christian circumference. name, at work all day in their mill. From these tumuli we went to TarEsery thing seems, as if God bad curs- keny, a village one hour east of Sart ed the place, and left it to the domin on the way to Philadelphia. Arrived ion of Satan.
in the evening, and put up with a Greek Brother Parsons is unwell. If one priest. These are about 50 Greeks in of us should be attacked in this place ihe village and its vicinity. They hare with a lingering and dangerous disease, a church which was built 10 years ago. it would be only such a trial as we of- In the evening, 6 or 7 men came in, tep thought of, and mentioned when and we read to them the three first anticipating the mission. Yet such a chapters of Revelations. Sometimes trial would put our faith and our sub- they seemed pleased, and at other
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times surprised. It all seemed new to New-York Missionary Society, with the them. The priest had never seen a
bumble but bonourable name of a cale. Romaic Testament before. There is chist, delivers regular discourses, from no school in his parish, and he says Sabbath to Sabbath, in the village of his very few of his people can read. Tuesday, 14. 'Gave Germanicus, the and Tonnewanta, when a cavalcade of
nearly twenty of the principal characters priest, a Testament, and some tracts of his more immediate charge accompa. for his flock and for another priest in nies him thirty miles, out of respect to this the neighbourhood. At half past sev faithful labourer in the vineyard, and to en set out for Philadelphia. Our road encourage the bearts and strengthen the lay along the south side of the plain. hands or their bretbren, of those reservaOn the north side were several villages. tions, in the work of the Lord. In 4 hours, we came to a Greek shop, Education of Females in India.-By a where we took some refreshment, and late English Magazine, we perceive that gave tracts to two or three meo. the plan of educating Hindoo females
commenced in the last summer, in the populous city of Calcutta, under the di
rection of the English Baptist MissionaSUMMARY.
ries. This is the first school for heathen The missionary establishment, among girls established in this city for centuries, the Cherokees of the Arkansaw, has been and with two exceptions, in that extensive named Dwight, in memory of the late country, containing" nine times the popPresident Dwight, a distinguished and ulation of the British Isles !" A Hipdoo higbly revered member of the Board.' woman, who was qualified for an instrucMethodists. The session of the General
tress, had been obtained, a small schoolConference of the Methodist Episcopal Hindoo girls had been received as schol
room was built as an experiment, and 18 Church, beld at Paris, Oneida county, N.
ars. The expense is defrayed by a society Y. adjourned last week, after a session of 8 days. Twenty-nine ministers were or.
of young ladies. Nine or ien oiber schofdained at the session, and reports were re
ars attended occasionally. Nearly twenty ceived that thirty-five chapels were now
were under the care of school-masters, building within the bounds of the confer making the whole number almost fifty
Some Hindoo gentlemen begin to reliaThe subject of the location of the new
quish their prejudices against female eduseminary, to be erected under their pat.
cation, and freely say, "tbat perhaps girls ronage, was acted upon at the session, and may be able to learn, and that instructing this place (Ithica) finally decided upon. get bounds to the efforts of christian be.
them may be a good thing." Who shall A committee of nine was appointed to meet on the 201h iost. to organize, forma of the Almighty, in rescuing from the do
nevolence? Or who shall limit the power constitution, and take the necessary mea. sures to carry the views of the conference
minion of ignorance and iniquity, the into effect. Rep. Chron. Aug. 1.
most degraded of our race?-Watchman. Extract from Rev. Mr. Alden's Narrative of of the United Foreign Mission Society,"
The Tuscarora Indians, under the care his Mission among the Seneca and Munsee Indians.
have experienced severe trials through ibe It is a remarkable fact, that two lodians
violent opposition of the Chief Longboard, by the name of Johnson and Turkey, have
to the gospel. The result bas been a sepactually been appointed by tbe chiefs at
aration, and departure of the Pagan Party, Cataraugus, to instruct the natives, from leaving the Christian part in the quiet and Sabbath to Sabbath, in the christian re
joyful possession of their privileges. Probligion! They were both present. John
ably many who have gone away under son gave an exhortation, urging upon Ibe
the influence of passion, will ultimately assembly the importance of what had
return; some have found their way back been brought to view. He expressed his already. The Tribe is now nominally ideas in forcible language as to the mo
Christian. The Sabbath is almost univermentous nature of those things, and his sally regarded and bonored among them hope that they sbould persevere in keep
not a village in the state, where so larger ing the Sabbaih. He avowed his resolu: proportion of the heads of families attend tion to attend to the duty assigned him by preaching. Their attention to the word the chiefs, so long as they should see fit to is surprising and encouraging.- Rtc. continue him in the office, and tendered The Presbyterian Churches of South me his bearly thanks. He then requested Carolina and Georgia have commenced a me to siog, and pray; and dismiss the mission among the Chickasaws. Its congregation; which was accordingly opening prospects are flattering. The nedone.
cessary buildings are in a state of forward Mr. Hyde, under the patronage of the ness, and it is boped will be soon compie
1821.] Ordinations and Installations.-View of Public Affairs. 443 ted. The natives are disposed to assist in The Treasurer of the American Ed. bearing the burden, as well as very ans. ucation Society, acknowledges the reious to send their children to school.-, ceipt of $1,995 95, in the month of • Eighteen milch cows, one sow and pigs; July. have been already subscribed : no doubt
The Treasurer of Maine Charity the subscription will increase as soon as the anticipated benefits of the establish
School acknowledges the receipt of ment are in some measure realized. $1,378 66 since the 1st of December,
1820. Besides this sum " there have been received on subscriptions, and as donations, large quantities of clothing, and many valuable books.
deed from Henry Ladd, of Ports. The Treasurer of the American mouth, N. H. conveying real estate, Board of Commissioners for Foreign value unknown; and one from Isaac Missions, acknowledges the receipt of Davenport, of Milton, Mags. securing $7,131 38 from June 18th to July 17th, to the seminary a scite for its buildinclusive, besides various articles for ings, estimated at not less than 1,000 different missionary establishments.
DONATIONS TO RELIGIOUS AND CHAR
Ordinations and Installations.
June 21st--The Rev. EDWARD Lawrence county, N. Y.-Sermon by HITCHCOCK was ordained Pastor of the the Rev. E. Smith, of Hebron. Congregational Church and Society in July 25th--The Rev. LUTHER Conway, Mass.--Sermon by the Rev. HAMILTON was ordained Pastor of the Professor Dewey, of Williams' Col First Congregational Church and Solege.
ciety in Taunton, Mass.-Sermon by July 12th-The Rev. Moses PAR- the Rev. Samuel Willard, of DeerWELEE, was installed Pastor of the field. Church and Society at Stockholm, St.
Diew of Public Affairs.
UNITED STATES. The Legislature of Missouri passed The intelligence from Greece is paran act on the 26th of June; in which tial and involved in obscurity. Prince they declare their assent to the condi. Ypsilanti is said to have interested himtion, required by Congress in a resolu- self at Terjowischi, and subsequent action passed during its last session, pro- counts inform us of his being at Terviding for the admission of that state govitz with 10,000 men where he ex. into the Union. This fact having been pected a speedy attack from the united authentically communicated to Presi- forces of several Turkish commanders. dent Monroe ; he has, by his procla Germanicus the Archbishop of Patrasmation of the 10th inst. announced the so has pronounced an Allocution adassent of Missouri to the said condi- dressed to the Clergy and faithful of tion, and the admission of that state in Peloponnesus in which after briefly, to the Union.
reciting some of the cruelties and proOn the 17th of July, General Jack fanations of the Turks, he animates son issued his proclamation, dated at his countrymen to arm in the rescue Pensacola, in which he declares the of their liberties and to expel their optermioation of the authority of Spain pressors from the shores of Greece. over the Floridas, and the establish- A spirit of disunion appears to exist ment of that of the United States over among the Greeks and it is said that the same.
their enemies have gained some advan.
tages over them upon the land. Up- years since, was erected to his memoon the water the Grecian feet is deci- ry. dedly superiour. On both sides the
It is stated that the ship Cumberland contest is a war of extermination. The atrocities committed in Constantino- which arrived in the Chesapeak a short ple and its empire upon helpless upof- time since from the north of Europe, tending Archbishops, priests, and oth- brought as emigrant passengers, the er Greeks have exasperated that un- whole population of a Prussiani village, happy nation to a similar petaliation. consisting of their spiritual pastor, and Upon the whole we fear that little hope about 100 individuals, men, women and
cbildren. can be indulged respecting the issue of the contest.
The population of Turkey in EuThe spectacle presented in the Pel- rope may be reckoned at about ten opennesus and the neighbouring couri millions, viz :-3,500,000 Turks, 300,try is distressing to the patriot, the 000 Jews, 2,600,000 Greeks or Hellenphilaothropist, and the christian. If ists, 500,000 Bulgarians, 1,570,000 Moloppression in every shape of cruelty, davians and Wallachians, 87,000 Arand mockery, if ignominy forced upon menians, 540,000 Arnauts, 210,000 ALa nation by the edge of the simitar, if banians, 450,000 Servians, 80,000 Raitthe loss of all that is free and respecta- zians, 250,000 Bosnians, 800,000 Dalble ever warrant resistance, who can
matians, and 80,000 Croatians. withhold his ardent wishes and prayers for the deliverance of Greece. At It appears from an article in the Lonthe same time their tyrants are the sup- don Courier of June 28th, that amoog porters of the religion of the false the institutions which become veneraprophet; the religion which has inspir- ble, and suffer injury by the lapse of ed immense hordes of barbarians and time, the Peerage of Great Britain af butchers to overrun and waste some of fords an interesting subject. Looking the fairest portions of the world. Soon at the annals of nobility from the earlimay the long, sighed-for day arriro er ages of English history down to the when Greece shall be rescued from the present period, it is surprising to obslavery of four centuries, and the Ko- serve how many titles once hooouraran be forgotten amid the blessings of ble and flourishing, have dropped from His word whose servants are the free time to time into che gulph of oblivion. men of the Lord.
Such has been the gradual dilapidation by defect of heirs, by attainter, and much oftner by neglect and consequent
confusion of tamily pedigree, that not SUMMARY.
less than perhaps five hundred dukeBy various arrivals, intelligence has doms, marquisates, earldoms, baronies, been received of the death of Napo- &c. &c. bave descended to the “ tomb leon Buonaparte.
of all the Capulets.”—N. Y. Adr. Fanueil Hall, Boston, bas undergone Nerospapers.--It is, perhaps, Bot gena thorough repair. A pitch is cut in erally known how many pewspapers the wall, in which is deposited a bustare printed in this city in the course of of the venerable President Adams. a week. We have taken the trouble The Franklin Ship of the line, lying our knowledge extends, will not vary
to make a rough estimate, which as at New York, is bound on a three years cruise to the Pacific oceau. it much from the reality. The number is said that she is to survey our North of daily papers issued in a week is riwestern coast.
sing 56,000-if we add the semi-week
ly papers, the number will excred 80,The bones of Major Andre have been 000 weekly, wbich is, 4,160,000 a year, taken up under the direction of the The number of newspapers printed British consul, and by the order of the yearly in this state alone, will esceed Duke of York. They bave been pla- ien millions. The newspapers printed ced on board a ship of war, which has yearly in England, Ireland, Scotland sailed for England. It is intended that and Wales are estimated at fifty pillthe bones of this unfortunate man shall ions. Those published in London be interred in Westivinster Abbey, alone are estimated at fifteen millions pear the Monument, which, many five hundred thousand. -- Jbid.
The Missionary Herald tor August con. country ; must have occupied much of his tains ; "A Brief Memoir of the Rev. time. And to this the weight and responSamuel Worcester, D. D. Senior Pastor sibility of planning and commencing new of the Tabernacle Church, Salem, Ms. missions ;-of providing for the comfort and Corresponding Secretary of the and usefulness of numerous families al. American Board of Commissioners for ready employed, or to be employed ;-of Foreign Missions. From this Memoir, preparing for meetings of the Board and we give the following extract :
of the Committee; and of laying before Our readers need not be told in what
the public, at stated intervals, the proceed.
ings and results, the hopes and prospects, manner, or at what time, the American
the occurrences, both adverse and favour: Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missivns had its origin. The faithful pen of able, which bad any bearing on tbis great
concern ;-and no one can doubt, that our revered associate has recorded, in the last letter of considerable length, which he
great courage and industry were necessary ever wrote, the formation and the early
to carry a man through these efforts, history of this Society. He recorded it as
amidst the cares inseperable from the overan aci of gratitude to God, for his favorsight of a large congregation, and the pub
lic consultations to wbich reference has to the rising lustitution ; and as an altes.
been made. Yet a vigorous exertion was tation, the event has proved it to be bis dying attestation,) to the great truth, that continually sustained, ihat, while the geotrust in God is the only safe principle of eral operations of the board were going
forward, parocbial duties and services missionary enterprise.
should not be neglected. When the Board was first organized, it At the annual ineeting of the Board, in was little suspected by any one, that its Septeinber 1817, the Secretary informed concerns would soon become so weighty bis associate that he could no longer con. and complicated as they actually became, tinue to labor as he bad done, intimates, or that the duties of Corresponding Secre at the same time, that it would be a great tary would be so arduous, as they actually relief to bim, if some other persou could were. Yet the choice was just as it would
enter upon the duties of his office. The have been, had all these things been fore. concerns of the Board were constantly seen. Before the embarkation of the first multiplying and enlarging. He had for a mission in February 1812, there had been long time been obliged to give up all sealittle opportunity for active labor. No
sons of relaxation; all that species of infunds had been received; no plans of ex lercourse which is commonly denominateasive operations had been adopted. The led social and friendly, in distinction from Secretary bowever, had not been slumber the details of important business, and the ing at his post. Always an observer of performance of solemn professional duty. missions, and well acquainted with the To dispense with bis services was out of modern history of attempts to propagate the question ; and the best ibat ibe Board the Gospel, he applied himself with new could do was to propose a measure, which, diligence to obtaining a correct knowl- if acceded to by himself and his people, edge of the beathen world ;—to learning should release him from the greater part of the difficulties and discouragements, his parochial duties. This ineasure could wbich every missionary society must ex not go into iminediate operation; and it pect to encounter; and to the considera.
was not till the summer of 1819, that the tion of those great motives to action, Rev. Elias Cornelius was settled as col. which the steady view of a world lying in league pastor of the Tabernacle church wickedness will impress upon a pious and congregation, with the express provis. iniod.
ion, that the senior pastor mighi devote From 1812 10 1817, the concerns of the three quarters of his time, without interBoard were increasing in number and in ruption, to the missionary cause. In the interest. Several cases of great delicacy mean while, occasional relief had been occurred; and the occasions of anxious obtained by means of candidates for the deliberation were much more numerous, ministry, and the kindness of his clerical than any person, not intimately acquaint. brethren, who apprecia:ed the value of his ed with matters of this kind, would ever services. It was a matter of no small difti: imagine. The labor of maintaining a cor. culty to gain the consent of an affectionate respIndence with the missionaries; with people to an arrangement, which should others, wbo were preparing to be employ. deprive them of so large a sbare of a beed in various departments of the missiona. loved pastor's labois; and we are warransy work; with ihe officers of similar soci. ted in asserting, ibat nothing but an enlarg. elies, at home and abroad; and with pal. ed regard 10 lhe interests of the church, Pons and friends in our widely extended and a firm persuasion that the cause in