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EG 1A Jr. v 1 4- " I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL. 5 J;.; s S. MURRAY, 1 EbitftR and Proprietor. brandon, Wednesday; October id, 1836. AOL, 1X....NO. 4; ) j . ;TEnar. 'i tJ-Toar VtaJimtiTEX.cemiii p4MIA ed weekly,, at $2,00 jear. payMvwUin fow mbnfh after four taodtn 'nl, fc1 CU3-ifUr eixt nioatha a irithia tfta yw kPfttftar tba close of the to rfce ia thw ratio. " . ft To eeeipaniei who receive twtlva or mora eopies foeofcttndit, and pay within fotu months, tf l afier lour months, to na a abort f I.7J witfcm eight months c. 0 agenta, who procure ud pay foi alx sub-tcnbort.- art ea tided to tba Mrenth copy gratis. QT N4 paper C-) b discontinued until aneara gea ara paid, exeayt at the dUcratioa of lha pub -usher. . ' . - , . 0O AH tetters, 'to secure attention, must come postage faU. - EDUCATION. i .: u . .. tk.rtK.rA-Hn1 from'negrect of exercise. 1 That other 4,i ftnnPctM trith th'a ouanlitv Bhd ' f fdilijj of food, high tumulanta, unnatu-l disposition, but not an equal oppor rat postures, ft deficiency or excess of,lQnity. regarded as a person of sleep, operate to bring about the result, is nunuest; ana u is. equally uear. mat a want of sufficient exercise in the open air is the vtrfift cause. The following tt-sti-mony is explicit : Erery fact presented by the pathology- of the diseases of literary men con firms Lha opinion that the neglect ofphys icalcutUrt Herat the foundilton." Dr. Reynold of Boston on, Pkytical Culture. ' Inactivity is the great bane of litera ry men. To the student exercise maybe considered the most certain safeguard a gainst all those diseases which result from intellectual exhaustion. It is plain that in the present state of things, men's rninia are too much engaged, and their bodies too little; and here lies the toot of the bodily mischief so much complained oL lam fully persuaded that deficient exneiso and mental anxiety are far the laaat cfimmon and most powerful sources Of Wspepay.MGiAaw on' Indigestion. "ItlStb.3 debauchery of imctlon, h!t his spread itself so extensively, and en crenJered soaiaiminir an increase ofdvs- nepsy and other chronic maladies." Pro- faiorSalztnan. . A very cursory inrestigation of eier cii will shovrt hit inactmty is not only a efy powefftrl 4irect disease,' but that by co-opjratihg with the other causes of dis case to which' students are exposed, it has a nr'e gtniral and pernicious influence thtn any of Jxerhapt than all the rest" ZlTaVy, Cincinnati, Ohio . ..Vfcft .fc-ftj.ft W J the main cause f these rrila, remove the daase.-and the efllxt will cease: ' Shall we refuse to procure exemption from the infliction of such a curse, when it cam be purchased .at so cheap Mate ahisl Mast man admit the imnoitance of exer cise for health, tut. few. comparaiirely, have an ajeq iate coqticiiuu mi ji ujiwi" ty - There are many commonly re eired truiht. which Tenuirl TrMueor ttiitement Arid rnuirh-explicit detail. In order that their importance may be appreciated. As this is on of them, the extracts which fol low require neither preface nor apology. N$thi in the world is a more cer uin and efficacious preservative of health than a euSUuncy of bodum mot ton. It ex - eels every medicine"; that can be rocom- ' ' inendedfor the preservation of health and the prevention of disease, and in this view Situ y be - justly called a panacea, as it not only removes the causes of disorders, but , is an effectual means of strengthening the ' body, and keeping it in a proper toue," iiojjBian, x nyncian to inc xxing oj rru tia, ""Cab0f or exercise is indispensably ne cessary to" preserve the body any time in iua pugnt."--CJttyju. ' Exercise in the open air is essential to , 4 h well Uiog of every person." Paris Nothinff can supply the place of exer cise in the open air. Without it, the body very soon inevitably grows languid the circulation is impeded; the general ner vous energy impaired; the digestive func tions enervated and disordered:. and the lody .becomes an easy prey to some cbron ie dIsordet,,,r-rflr of Invigorating ani .Prolonging Life. My whole observation and exherience. vet since I became candble of observincr o utc oeen inoi convincing in reia tionta the, importance of systematic exer ctsc for students-, For the .last twenty .Years, my ' aaeoUon' has' been closelv drawn to it, and my, opportunities of ob serving and deciding in 'reference to it .rraic been nometous and erv imnislr .Ida true, some students auniin need of a 'greater amount of bodilf exercise thkn, others; lot Hi peed ic, and need rt t a iu tnsiUi Not' tnk stadent, I should in lei AitJii'c'caa, with safety to hi health, pursue a syttemaUc course of stu. ufy. "Without tie ksoilnli' usi of coxtUlr- ,U amouAlof eztrc'ui uvthfoptn uir 'lie may, far a time; feel pretty well 'with J out it, and imagine tlat a is not necessary ibr-Aiw: but1 it is all a delusion. ' Nat ore wi1l,4n the end, assert her claims; and he ' " ivill be obliged i . interest, fiirall I ,k$sr4 it will Imi ! - rWe to quiet tc inll be obliged to peV-Jip, principal and i nis oia arruars oi exercise: well jf he houl4 tttr be io claim. 'Zlanyryoung men vnonvi eafpestlv. and Icnnerlr exhorted 31wu e merpmentrf inii theoloiciUeourae. and .wlw have id j a mciof c dUregrlctl my;C5hcrTa - -l ' ' r.' q . ' ir'. " tldn, hate come to me afterwards in all the bitterness' of ftfjritance, mourning oref the prostration of their health, and lamenting that they did not profit by my counsel. In short, my conviction of the importance and induipeiisabie necessity of systematic exercise a7 students, is ere i y day booming more; deep and strong We lay 16 every student, without fear of mistake, " Yotl mast take exercise daily, or quit study, of ttfsklt.'-Rev. Dr. 3ft. ler, Princeton Theological Seminary. MORAl. lUIFDBM. llar4 ftallikg iig lleta jmwng mem It iJ no secretthat among too many of the young men Of our copntry libertinism is esteemed ratheusu accotn pi tshment than a crime, and that youth' is ratheT jejjiedi thin aunise most "equeut an numerous successes in low gHahtty. ' By maffy who hare had an whose example is to be copied, rather than shunned. The more hearts he has won and sacrificed, the more females he has led astray by hia arts,the more is he to be envied, by his thoughtless and unprinci pled associates. Such young men will often assemble in groups, even in the country, and amuse and instruct each oth er, by recounting their success in some scheme of profligacy, with as much self importance as if they had done a virtuous action. They boast oi their impurity as much as ifit wejea passport to the esteem of their fellows. No matter how much ruin they have accomplished, no matter how much domestic peace they have de stroyed, or if, by their crimes they have been accessary to murder, or have plunged a soul into hell, it is all the same to them. Such is the state of moral feeling among no small pod ion -ol the young men of our country, a feeling evincing a depravity so deep and shameful, as to call for the uni versal reprobation of all persons of decency and mora's. Let such yocmg men be d& spised and shunned by "their more virtu ous companion; aa tnoajrh tlreir presence rouebfmore their conversation, was demor alizing and 'polio tiu jr. 'fhis shameful state of moral feeling is strikingly devel oped m the following midnight story. Jour, of Pubi Morals. From, the New-York Traaserint. It vas-near, midnight, the other eve ning, lhatr we.heafd the recital of a tale of vjllany, which, though probably one of a thousand in every age and community, we are temptea to recora. The relation may possibly do no eood. while very like- iy iv win .con una, many a smile oi ae- i -i . ,. rision irora ine uoenine who mdeks at chastity and "calls virtue hypocrite," at me expense oi our simplicity, ana our old fashioned notions of virtue. Still it may do good. It may induce some frail one, wniie yet balancing upon tne bnuk ol er xpt, to pause erauil, be too late. The straight and ttarrowfpath of virtue may at ursi appear less lnvitrng to mo mma not strongly grounded in moral purity, than the broader road inviting to pleasure, but flowers at Its entrance, leads nevertheless and inevitably to the gates of death; and the fate of the xir being of whom we shall . i a i speaic, may ptrcnance induce some weaic and thpughtless one to recoil from a step, which, when once taken, can never be retraced. Perhaps moreover the narra tive may fall beneath the eye of one, who in its perusal will see rice reflected back in its own image, in a manner so unex pected as to startle him from his sin-bar dencd composure, and bring him to repen tance. We were standing at the gloomv houT and on the occasion referred to, upon the steamboat wharf jutting into the river at i it . i jr i-. me jrougnKeepsie lanuing, listening to me music ol the water, as the little wavelets daahed gently against the 'timbers, and the siues wi we vesseia lymg at tne aocic, anu waicumg ior me ugnts oi tne Aioany boat, as they were expected soon to heave in sight around the bend of Crumb-elbow. On the shore, at the ferry house, were va- nous groups oi people, most oi wnom, like ourself, were anxiously watting for the boat either ifrom above or below for . i - - . - it happened that both were late to take passage for their different places of des tination. As the travellers were mostly strangers to each other, there was little conversation beyond the ordinary excla mations of impatience at the delay; and the stillness of the nigbt was only broken by. the occasional stamping of the coach horses stationed for the public convenience at .the base 1 the bill, i While thus epon the look out, leaning at ease against en upright timber, two per- ona m rcspectanie &uirr, passea oy i in our rear, .ana took post oy tne outer rail ing at a few Tarda distance. Gentlemen, we presume they caU themselves. We will1 not dispute the title. God made them therefore let them pass for men. They appeared from their conversation i which they doubtless supposed was falling upon no ears hut their oum and aa thev had grossed bur path, it wat no part of our uuty to undeceive them to be old ' aconannaDM rArl t rr 0Wtau. :hadbrlv:eededlonjr w discourse, lve'cottklKwIth SrUspearc have wished - ;tbcithiU ulghtair- .T . . . . ai wicked cew Aa e'er was brushy tiyfhe raven.' feather, From an unwholeaume fee, to fall on, And blister (hem all o'er.' . . . . Their conversation was that of auto-U ugrupuy-reiauonsio tcpQiner ouncr,. they had been parted. They talked of their amours, and one of the narratives re lated was this. : The relator was describ ing a mistress be had kept in Albany. "She was,' he said, "a young tiling and retty. She was marned .and had two ' bildren. IknewherhusW.very well. 2" a ?1 una VSJ-Pa 621K- i ed her oft She then went ticwbere ; she staid sometime. She was' fond tf me ! I A . f. 1 V I went and saw her, and finally determine eu to, Ming ner W..ApBy. .lv , . , , , , . .f ... I looKADoat at inline a a",?"a, rnTtMnf 1 . . 4 1 . I 1 1. J . I I h canal boat. ATterTwFire fa- few words that we did not hear I had her in Troy, and then in Lansingburghy Here were a few more words in audible She was now taken by a young fellow, Mr. - , who became rery.fond of her. She was the first wo man he had ever had, and she persuaded him to marry her. She loved him too. r His father heard of it and was determin ed to break it up. He took his son to N. York, and he promised to have no more to do with her. But he was so much tak en with her that he got her back again, and would have been married, but his fa ther again got wind of it, and took him to New-York and shipped him off to sea. You never saw how she took on. She WT. L Vs w: l?l, Y V6"LI ! . . -K.T r 1 ! I and inquired of all the captains to find him. If she had ascertained where he had sailed for, she would have shipped af ter him. But she could not. She then came back to Albany, but was very unea sy, and went after him again to New York. Thence back she came to Alba ny, and was almost crazy for him. 1 took her to Troy and Lansihgburgh, and tried to talk it out of her. But it was no' use. We rode her about, but it did no good ; she was quite deranged, and declared if she could not have him she would kill herself. Finall v. one afternoon he- went and got a rial oflaudarium, mixed it with a tumbler of water, and drank :it off.- When she grew sick, &he told what she .had done. A doctor was sent for, but it, was too late. The stomach-pump did no' good. The laudanum had got fast hold of her, and she died. We: got up- fu neral lor her, and I sent three carriages." ... Such. was the. substance, and as nearly as delicacy will permit, the very words of this affecting tale of shame and sin the' barticularity and consistency of the details attesting its truth. And: vet this guilty seducer related it with as muihl coqtness and md;uercnce as if he were speaking of the commonest business tran sactions of life. A villain by his own showing he spoke of the injured hus band, and the whole career ofthe misera ble victim, from the commencement of hp r life of sin, until the clods of the suicide's grave had closed over her, with less of feeling than he would have exhibited at the death of a favorite dog! Such a soulless villain, we thought ue had nev er heard for we could scarce see through the gloom, deepened as it was by the shadows of the high rocky bank of the Slange Klip, over the crests of which the waning moon had yet scarce begun to spread her silver mantle. But our male dictions were checked, and our meditations upon the total depravity of man interrupt ed, by the cry of " the boat !" w.hich now snot swiftly round the elbow, and carffv. putting down upon us amid clouds of fire and smoke, like a floating volcano.- All was of course bustle and confusion in a muineni, auu me nopeiui mends were lost in the dusky cloud. We will only add. that in the fate of una poor victim, nunureds now living tn . . 1 1 . . me same VICIOUS COUrse mav nrr.Tvihlv read their own doom, while u nl! it nC , . , fords a salutary lesson of human frailtr teaching with what watchfulness even tne hrst act " that blurs the irrace and blush of modesty" should .be guarded against. However accomplished or beau tiful, the woman who yields to the liber tine, may rest assured that she is soon to he - cast, like a loathsome wed. nivnv. " and, although there is always room for repentance yet the grave capouly hide U5i iubuic, wwie anguisn-i-uespair maaness fcu llJJi. but too oiten hur- ry her hither ! MUGIOCS MISCELLANY. From Chalmer! Works. Tb Q1U T iPlaWm ty Ht Mtlmat- ' 1U Uut U faithfal in thl which u least, w faithful aUo in ttiuch ; and be that u unjust jn the laast. m onjaat alio hi moch."Luc xvi:I0. ....... Coocluded. If may appear a very liule thing, when you are told to be honest in little matters when the servant is told to keep her hand from every one article about which there is not an express or understood allowance on the part of her superiors ; when the dealer is told, to lop' off the excesses of that minuter fraud ulency. which is so cur renuy practised; m the humble walks .Wgitjan,. must be Tipheld Jiy the virtues of mmmindise; wheni the workman is trjf : th,e sanclcwry. Human law may restrain lb abstata from'lhose petty reserions of jmny of the grosser violations. I3ut tka material of his work, for which , he h without religion anicirg the people, justice sail to hare such snug and ample pppor i will never be in extensire orjemon as. a friendship 'and regard which almost fill tunity ; and when, without pronouncing moral principle. A vast pipjrtlc ol f my stateroom. Nothing that rXperi on the actual extent of these transgressions, the species will be as unjust 'aViire.yijf i- ence could dictate, or imagination ftig- all are told to le faithful in ! least, mcur lhe uHt ofbfin lust in the proportion ol their being unnoticeable by the human a a lna I. I f else, if theTe belruih in our text, to be. A thousand petty dishonesties, wanting. My sti'ert, but oppressive mo- much. It may be thought, that because within the cognizance ol any oljDur courts : lore uoo.'ierrent thanks, Bnd 1 impjonng such dishonesties as these are scarcelyno-1 of administration, will still continue, to de-thim to remember his promiie, that a- ctlp ticeab'e, they are therefore not worthy of range the business r human life, and to j.oTcoTd water given to a disciple, because; " notice, but it ifc iust in the prorortion of stir up all the heartburnings of suspicion fne is a disciple, shall not lose ite rrVfari. 1W orp the tascs in ,vhich it ! phant revewion awaitin Christianity m :he whether the control of the'ofthe New-Termpt, vvUn it shall Le- omniscience of God makes up for the con lToJ of humi0 ory which the eAr,,., at Q .u.,u m f .1 I IUMUUUU U Vv CCi carry njprepondcranc through all the se cret places of a man's history in which, VlkTl Kherferev.earthlv. check 'if an earth. v 'A irferalhT withdra't-n, if sh6Vlrbe Telt, il .V.Vlt ' " . J . - lhaf ihe'eye 6f OoiJ is upon him, nh& that thejudgrtientof God is in'reserve for him. To him "who is gifted with a true discern ment ol these matters', will it appear, that often, in proportion to the smallnessot the goings, fs the sacredncss of that principle which rauses them to be done with integ- ri' y ; that honesty, in June transactions, bears upon it more of the aspect of holi ness, than honesty in great ones ; that the man of deepest sensibility to the obliga tions ofthe law, is he who feels the quick- ening ot moral alarm at its slightest viola- lions ; tnat. in xne moraiuv oi grains anu of scruples, there may be a grcateT tender ness of conscience, and a more heaveli lorn sanctity, than in that larger morality which Hashes broadly and observeuly up- 6n th,e world : and that thus, in the faith fq)nessof the household maid, or ofthe ap prentice boy, there may be the presence of a truer principle than there is in the more conspicuous transactions of human busi-ness-"what they do, being done, not with eye-service what they do, being done unto the Lord. And here we may remark, that noble ness of condition is hot essential as a school for nobleness of character ; nor docs man require to be high in office, ere he can gather, around bis person the worth and thu lustre of a high minded integrity. It is delightful to think, that humble life may be just as, rich in moral grace, and mqral grandeur, as the loftier places of so ciety ; J;hat as true a dignity of principle may benearned by him who in the homli- e$t drudgery, plies his couscieotious task, ; as vi-htu4,whp: stands, entrusted wun tne fortunes of an, empire; that the poorest menial ip'the"" land, who can lift a hand unsoiled by the pi. ferments that are with in his reach, may have achieved a victory over temptation, to the full as honorable as the proudest patriot can boast, who has spurned the bribery of courts away from him. It is cheering to know, from the heavenly judge himself, that he who is faithful in 4the least, is faithful also in much ; and that thus, among the labors ofthe field and ofthe work-shop, it is pos sible for the peasant to be as bright in honor as the peer, and have the chivalry of as much truth and virtue to adorn him And, as this lesson is not little in re spect of principle, so neither is it little in respect of influence on the order and well being of human societr. H.- who 'is un just in the least, is, in respect of guilt, un just also in much. And to reverse this proposition, as u is uone in tne urst clause of Our text he who is faithful in that which is least, is, in respect both of right eous principle and of actual observation, iaitniui aiso in mucn. w no is me man to whom I would most readily confide the whole of iny property He who would most disdain to . put forth an injurious hand on a single farthing of it. Who is the man from whom 1 would have the least dread of any unrighteous encroach ineut ! He, all the delicacies of whose principle are awakened, when he comes within sight ofthe limit which separates the region ofjustice from the region of in justice. Who is the man whom we shall never hnd among the 'greater degrees of iniquity? ; He who shrinks with sacred abhorrence from the lesser degrees of it. ( It is a true, though a homely maxim of f economy, that if we take care of our small su ins, our great sums will take care of r themselves. And, to pass from our own things to ' he things of others, it is no less true, that if principle should lead us all to maintain th'e care of strictest honesty over our neighbor's pennies, then will his pounds liese?are lrom the grasp of injus tice, behind the barrier of a moral impos sibility. This lesson, if carried into ef fect among yos, would so strengthen all i the ramparts of security between man and man, as to make them uUerlv impassable ; and therefore, while, in the matter of it, it may look, in one view, as one of the least ofthe commandments, it, in regard boih of principle and effect, is, in another view of it, one of f he greatest of the com man 1-ments.'-- And we therefore conclude with assuring you, that nothing will spread the principle of this commanJment to any great extent throughout the mass of socie- ;!ty, but the principle of godliness lotn- ! will secure the frpneral observation of ; justice amongst U3, in its punctuality and in its preciseness, but eirch a precise Chris tianity as many affirm to be puritanical. in otner words, tne virtues ot aocietv, to - j U kept in a healthful and prosperous coa- that which is 'lance and the seventies of. law aiJowtticm gest, as requisite for my comfort, seems v unfaithful in-which never will, and never can be bro't . tions firid relief onTv in pouting out be- - ..... . . f -m- i . . . 4 . A ' stir up an tne neartournings oi suspic and resentment among the members of hu- man Cfwicitr A yiA it ir v) f fFtlVtTI. 1 . 1 . I 1 come manucsi as oav. max u is iier oc- trine alone, which, by. its searching' and r i ' rTr sanctifying influence, canio mora liieouriu world as that each mav fcfeetf aecure in the lap of his neighborViatrJtyi and J charm of confrclence,Jjetwjlnvrian and j man, willat leffgth bfeTMrahc business of every town, and in the bosom cTevcry family. MISSIONARY Froath3 Dap. Missionary Magiz'ne, Oct. 1836. Deputations to the Missionary stations iu the l-.ci. Journal of Rev. Ilouaid Malcom. The following journal of the outward passage has been receive! within a few days, by the ship In lia, from Calcutta, via Mallras. Later advices iniurm us that the Louvre left the mouth of the Hoogly, Feb. 7, proceeded to Amherst and Maul mein, remaining at the latter place one week, and arrived at Singapore, March 31. Mr Malcom n m lined at Maulmein. His health was improving; "every at tack of disease since li e frst irr Boston, had been decidedly light, r." The Voya-c. How cordial and co mprehensive arc the sympathies of true religion ! Who that saw the Loure, wi.h her eleven or daiued ministers, about to spread her can vass, could fail to contrast the scene with ordinary shipping operations ? Over all the wharf, is one dense mass of grave and silent spectators, while the. decks and rig ging ofthe adjacent fchips are filled with younirer, but not less iatvnt observers.- iNo sound interrupts the ascenuoig - Play er. The full harmony ol a thousand voi ces wafts to heaven iLc lunching Jiymu. i .i i j .i . . i .t. vouuuesb nanus lurui i.r.aruj.ue uu.iiyi pass way, seek the la.st tulven of recogni tion. Jwen the aged, unaccustomed tj tears, weep, not from IxterccssTbut in ex uberance of leve. , - But here are none of the custoinaTy in ducements to convene u crowd. A ship sailing with passengers is no novelty. One ofthe number was indeed the pastor of a large and most afle-ctiona.?e-cougrega-tion ; but with the others in general, the multitude had. uq acuuiuLaiicf. Person al attachments, therelore, had not assem bled the people. Th re was, in fact, no thing in the scene, which could call foilh a general interest, but its religious char acter. The regular packet, crowded with passengeis Kuves uui ihj;cs, while only here and there a gTo up of personal friends look on with interest. The merchantman unfurls his sails, Lui h s deslinatioa and objects are not regarded. But the mis sionary 1 he awakens the sympathy of .ev ery believer. Stranger though he bo, ail press to grasp his hand, and, when goue, all intercede lor him with God. Even denominational preferences are for gotten, and every sect mingles in the throng, exulting iu a common joy. . All this, however, i a uu iv lraction of the fruits of Christian charity. Thesame expansive benevolence embraces the un seen, unknown, heathen. Intense inter est for these, sends lorth these self-denying ones, and draws from Christians at home, the requisite funds. The icurld is the field over which the eye of the Chris tian wanders, and for all pi which he will labor and pray, while he has being. O blessed gospel, which thus makes man the friend of man, and excites iu tb heart all thai is pure, joyous, and bencvolvjat I Never did a ship leave Boston harbor more nobly. A fine- wjnd, and faVprixig tide, bore us on so rapidly, as scarcely to leave us time to gaze out? lingering- lare- vyell to the faint outlines of the great and beautiful city. In two hours-the pilot kit us, beafing brief notes of affectionate re membrance to friends behind. Soon we (bund ourselves iu the midst of scores of beautiful schooners, engaged in the mack, erei fishing. Sothickly did theyliealong the horizon, as to resemble long streets of stately white houses. -.Even these, at length, sunk into the dim distance, and we dashed on till night closed in,-and the breeze hushed itself to rest Wednesday, Sept.' 23. Light winds, ani a smooth sea, gave us a night of quiet repose ; but aa the sun rose cloudless out of the sea, the -win J freshened on our quarter, and amid an array of studding sails we made flue progress. Mostof the passengers, alas ! feel no relish for the noble sight of the ocean, and thoWapid plunging of our gallant ship. Sea-sickness, the most dispiriting oi ail maladifs, oppresses J hem. Mr Sutton and myself. however, being hi uretl to the uuinturai motion are so far exemnt as to be able to attthe part of narse. Between attend-! was a matter of great joy. when we gave Vg the sick, aud making fast the ing.j Jong since in the coltuui is of the Begister. gage, I have feuti4ample"cinplovmeiitfor1the letter from Broth- r ,pdsnU tuus.com theday. ' vf 1 muqicaUng the fi mtolbgence of lha Mv Liatt fills with tender and irrateful ! fact that he had iuhl the translation lotions, as? I arrange the various eruo' r-- 24. The wind has continued fatofif ble, and we are already advanced 'cnonV way nearly 500 miles. The sky-light ' lo rn v state-room troves ali-snfBrieht.' The? f. J I" 11 l,V 1 1 rouiia-nouro iso caiiea,; on atcit, is rtn 'invaluable comfort, und will be ostiecfairv 4 ' - .. .1 i ..v rainy wi-uuicr. in uie evening. such as wen such as were well enough commenced family worship in the cabin. Sunday; 27 Still fine aud favoring breipzw. An awning being extended brer the' deck, and seats arranged Wether S. preached this morning an appropriate and interesting discourse. Most of the-pas, scngcrs able to attend. As- inSnJrtyere singers, I led the psalmody with my flute, and we raffed "f5hr hosannas, ljot unac ceptable, we trust, even to the earsof God, Fouf of the crew attended. Our entire company then resolved themselves Into ai Bibb class, to meet every Lord's-day af ternoon at half past three, and requested me to take charge of it. We selected the Acts of the Apostlts r.s most appropriate to our missionary work. Till the arrival of the appointed time, on every side were seen the brethren find sisters, busy with Doddridge, Henry, Scott, Barnes, Adam ClaTke, &c. &c. We mal take a chap ter each time, and occupy in the recitation from one to two hourf. Sunday, Oct. 10. Amid the numerous disco in forts of a long sea voyage, one is i thrown in upon his own resources, both for lmpiovtment raid pleasure. But the mind accustomed to view with intelligent and devout contemplation the works fif God, can seldom be without materials for lefty and purifying thought. And surely the wide oceon, and wider sky, present a rich field for the expatiation of our noblest thoughts. Pacing the deck, or leauing against the lulwaiks, toward sitting sun, it would seem es though the most gross and thoughtless mind must rise, etid ex pand, and feci delight. Far and near, roils "old ocean." Before Jehovah spread out the fairer scenery of the dry land, these restless billows welled and sparkled, beneath the new made firma ment. For thousands of years their wide expanse remained a trackless waste, " Unconquerable, tin reposed, untirefi, And rt lled vlie wild, profound, eternal Laav Jn nature's antheiM' Thj storm found no daring mariner to brave its fury, aud the gentle breeze no repose on the lair canvass oflheJordly ihip. Age after age, fhe fowls of heaven, and the tenants ofthe deep, held undisput ed empire. But now, every ocean is od ded to the dominion of man. He cap tures its rulers, he makes its surges hisf highway and &o dtxu rously adjusts fcis. spreading canvass, as to j roteed in '.he ery face of its winds, to his desired ha cn. But O! how many have found in these same billow s a grave I How many a gallant ship has "sunk like lead in the mighty waters," where beauty and vig or, wealth and venerableness, learning and pitty , find undistinguished graves. To these lone deserts of pure waters man ; ursues his brother with murderous in tent the silence is broken by thundeTing cannon the Liiiows near away the stain of gore, and all that storms evtrswallow ed up, have been outnumbered by the victims of a single fight. O war ! when will thy horrid banner Le forever furled! 11l flection, following the chasing waves, passes on to the shores they lavef and there looks over nations, and beholds men in their manners, customs, follies, and crimes their loves and hates theirjoya . and sorrows their enthusiastic pursuit of wealth, and amazing disregard of heav- en. now interminable ana salutary arc the thoughts thou inspires., Ocean!- whether we regard thy age, thy beauties, thywrath, thy silence, thy treasurea,thy services to man, thy praise to God, or the scenes which have been acted on thy sur face ! But while we thus mnse and speculate, the glories of sunset fade into sober gray, the billows take a deeper tinge, stars mul tiply, &hd' behold we stand beneath a fir mament glowing with ten thousand fires. Hereare vaster, subiimer fields of thougnt. " Hail, Source of Being ! Uoireraal Soul Of heaven and oarth. leeiilial Presence, hail ToTliee I bend the knee : to Thee my thoughts Continual climb ; who. with a matter hand, Ilat the great whole into perfection touched." HoW enobling and purifying is the study of astronomy ! How delicious the Chris tian's hope of soon roaming among these works of infinite wisdom and power, ever learning, adoring, rejoicing, improving j ever becoming more lull of God, and of glory, and of joy, Ti be continued. Most PELioHxrcL Intelliosxct The irhole Bible completed ard printed in the Barman tongue, and the fact com- fmumcaled Of the pen cf the greatly be- loved, and ' highly noHortd Judson.-ll gtfia'-of'of tho .6&cre4 Of . tvs ii;tv tjic Uurmaa Iftfl 4 , --'-, if ' ti -4 .