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VER'MONT TELEGRAPH. Vol. IX....N0. 31.... justice and humanity ! Let us, then, in stead of exercising our ingenuity to quiet the ftrfu! reflection that fee are the in "strumentJ of injustice that we are degrad ing a porton of our fellow ccraturea 10 the Uwest depths of human degradation seek the means of relief from the evils to which it gives rise." the. present generation of slaveholders, ttaod chargeable with all the cruelty, per fidy, 'inhumanity, and robbery which characterized those who firs' stole their slaves from" Africa. They should be . charged with the same moral turpitude. They :ommit the same deeds everyday, hour, and moment, they hold and use a fvllow being as property. V ixfORTANT ADMISSION. It-must be conceded, that upon ab stract principles, no person can establish - a right to the liberty and labor of another. All the right which can be claimed upon any- principle of construction, is that which is confessed by constitutional sanc tion of legislative enactment." . T presume tbey would have said with Dr. Fitlc, Tfacy, Morse, Hall, Stone, &c, , that though wrong in principle, slavery V" be right in practice. . YESTJ AKD INHERENT RIGHTS. We will consider the rights of men l,as vested and; inherent. The Utter we cannot be deprived of wifhout an usur pation of paver; the former being con ferred for sonde special purpose, or merely acquiesced in. upon some principle of ex pedience, is, of necessity, of a temporary character, and removable at the will of lhat power by which it was con fer red. Of the latter on all rights, (if it be not sa 4' trilegt to term' rights) whi h have grown 'f oat of our system of slavery." - ILAVEnOLDSRS XNSLATKO TO THEIR ' V ( .. . It would be an act o( self-immolation to maintain that the c'aim to the slave is founded upon an inherent right. For all inherent rights are uniform and v niter sal, and consequently we "would subject our selves to the "same liabilities to the same servitude, jwhieh we impose upon tht un fortunate 'African, We would reverse rrery principle of political morality ; we would make power, and not right the universal principle of action." As though the principle that might makes right, were not the universal prin : ciple of action amonar slaveholders. It must be, or they would not hold a slave a moment. H. C. W. REVIVALS. From the Christian Watchtctn. Revival in Worcester. As no in telligence is more interesting to the friends of Zion. than that of religious revivals, I '. regard it a pleasure to communicate a brief statement of the work of grace among the people of this favored town. The work commenced about the middle of October last, and at a time when, by a rJ larg proportion of the church it was .y least expected. Having been deprived of ; our house of worship by fire, no place J.f.foutd be obtained sufficiently large to ac " ' commodate. more than about half the con gregation. . Mahjrjtherefore were obliged - to resort to the houses of our neighbors to enior the nrivileireof hearing the gospel. In the midst of this dispersion, and many disheartening circumstances, God was pleased to reveal his arm, and subdue rebels to his authority. The work com menced in one of our families, and for a time appeared to be confined to that family and one other in the same dwelling; and, as far as we can judge, by the instru mentality of a single individual whom God 'hpa quickened in the divine life. After a season, however, it extended to other families, and continued to prevail with increased interest and power for tome months. For a few weeks past, it has been declining ; and we have no dif ficulty in understanding the cause. Our ains "have separated between God and ourselves, and bid his fjee that he will not heir. I am hajipy to state, however, k that the work of savin? mercy among us has' not entirely ceased. At the Manual Libcr High School established in this ' ' 'town, a number of the students have been 'brought, to rejoice in hope within a few days past, and the work is still going for fyard there with delightful interest. . The fidelity of the Principal has been greatly blessed as the means of the good which has been accomplished. The pious students also, connected with the institution, have been very devoted, and labored faithfully to impress eternal things on the minds of thei r fel lo w-studens. Let ne besp.k the prayers of those, who are waiting for the consolation of Israel, in behalf of this important and flourishing Institution, .that all its members may be- cone savingly acquainted with the Son of 5od. Bines the first of November last, I have had the delightful privilege of baptizing iixtvteeen, thirty-three o( whom are males. and nenrly all .of tbem in the morning of - . a . s m life. Utnere are expected to come lorwara toon. From the first, we have been deep ly sensible that the work was the Lord's, and advanced by bim. . He has, it js true. employed ; instrumentality but it has been such a to aecure all tho glory to himself. - No extraordinary means nave been em ployed ; the preach mg of the gos pel the prayers and pious efforts of private Christians, and especially of the new con Tens, are the means by. which God has aim need his work among us.-- At do . periods has there been any outbreaking of : feeling; or any special excitement The ueaviny sign anu inemiy cowing tear bare told the 'sadness of the heart occa eioaed by a conviction of their guiltiness t find need cf pardon. .1 The evidences of , conversion hive been unusually tatisfac bry totha j -iviJuaU themselves, and to " th- saints who Jure' become ecquaisted . riiU thcz3, !!injr interesting facts con- nected with the revival might be recorded, but must be omitted for want of time. This branch of Zion has bet-n peculiarly favored of the Lord from the commence ment of its existence to the present day. It has enjoyed several interesting and ex. tensive revivals, and at present numbers more than .Ire hundred members. Since the commencement of mv labors with this people, U6 have been admitted to the cnurch; 87 by baptism, 53 by letter, and one restored. " The Lord hath done gfeat things for us, whereof we are glad." "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for tby truth's sake.'"' Yours, &c. J. Aldrich. Worcester, April 11, 1837. West Aurora. The church at Grif fins Mills, West Aurora, in this county, is enjoying a most delightful and precious season of refreshing. God's spirit is at work christians are greatly revived and sinners are flocking to Christ. Buf Spec. THE TELEGRAPH. BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26. ''The License Law." We invite atten tion to the article under this head. Nothing could be wore egregiously inconsistent than our laws. They first license the sale of articles which are known to be the direct cause of crime, and then annex penalties to these very crimes of their own production. A case in point has just occurred in this town. Under the provision of the law, intoxicating drink was sold to a man until he became drunken, insane and violent, that he threatened the lives of his fellow citizens The law now came in to do its counterpart ; and, dragged from his disconsolate, penni less wife and helpless babes, he is locked up in jail, to answer to the law ! There are those who place the euilt of such transactions principally on the heads of those who vend the poisonous driuk. That they are guilty enough, it is beyond contro versyand we join most heartily in repro batiog their unchristian, unneighborly and inhuman conduct but it will not do to stop here. Depraved human nature is too much inclined to regulate human conduct by the law of the land, regardless of the law of God. The laws of this Christian land pretend to be founded on the Bible and equity. It raut therefore be expected that those who live for the lust of gain, will content themselves with keeping within the limits of the former, taking no trouble about the requirements of the latter. No matter how much the guilt of the traffic in poison is held up and the guiltiness of those who are immediately engaged in it. The more of this the better, if it be not lost sight of that there is a radical wrong to be removed by the people. To effect the de sired object, the law-making power must be put in requisition. We trust, therefore, that a brief, simple, comprehensive form of a memorial, to the next Legislature of Ver mont, for the total interdiction ot the traffic in intoxicating drinks, will be got up by soine competent person or persons, and cir culated among the people at an early date. u The Gospel Light, and Revival Mes senger." This is the name of a new Bap tist periodical, to be published weekly, in the city of New-York Ar. N. Whiting Editor price, .$2 53 in advance, $3 00 at the expiration of six months. The first two numbers have been received. They come in octavo form; the sheet, imperial; the typographical execution, excellent; the se lections, in general very good. The pros pectus we have not seen ; and there is no vf ry full declaration of sentiments and pur poses, in the numbers before us. There are abundant indications, however, that this work will bean efficient coadjutor in all the great and glorious works of reform. "Tue Colokf.d American," is a paper to be published weekly, in New-York city edited bv Samuel E. Cornish, a colored Presbyterian minister; and devoted to the mental, moral and religious interests of col ored Americans. Prosperity to the enter prise! For th Telejrrph. Tfc Theory mjm& Practice f Christianity. The theory of Christianity is admitted on all hands, by both friends and foes, to be beautiful. None are so vile as not to per ceive the purity of its morality and the sublimity of its precepts. Human nature, wrecked as it is, and disposed as it may be to evade its claims, has in these respects rendered a verdict in its favor. It stands alone, a monumeat of its own divinity, alike unequalled by any human composition, eilherin the authority to which it lays claims, or its general correspondence to the great book of nature, which is spread out before us, or its special adaptation to the wants of the human, race. Its principles would bind together in one common bond of brotherhood the whole human family, and cement this bond by immutable love, justice and kind ness. Ttey would tear away all the arti ficial barriers, which the ambition, the ava rice, or the envy of man; has interposed be tween nations or individuals, and infuse a common joy, a common interest, and a com mon hope into every breast. Such is Chris tianity in theory. Trwly it is pleasant to contetnplafe it Who wotrld not pray with all the energy, of his soul, "thy kingdom come 77, 'Who does not feel a holy raptare kindled up in. his. heart, as he suffers his imaglnica fo. carry him forward to theM ! - "r, 1 I. " ' i time when these holy principles shall ani mate every human being throughout the wide world 7 But let us turn our attention for a moment to the practice of Christianity. Not, indeed, the practice which its theory would lead us to anticipate. For if its theory and practice corresponded, a consideration of the one would be a full explanation of the other. Perhaps we should speak more properly if ... i 1 j .. - . : r . s,.uu.u .y uic ,M.uucr ui vunsiians, or j maDded to uwalk in the spirit." A man's those who profess to be such. Of these waIk in a morai sense, as used in the scrip there are various denominates, or brother- j tureS) includes his whole moral conduct.- hoods, all, they say, aiming at the same ob-j Hence we can always be in the Spfrit. ject, the evangelizing of the world, and, per- Agai0) The Saviorj speakiog of the Ho, haps, mthe mam, making use of thesame Ghost, in Join xiv : 16, says, "I will pray means, (for we speak of evangelical Chris-f AU . . , v o. n ..11 1 . 1 the r ather and he shall give you another nans.) Still, is it not evident that they do r (l , r f . . , uul'1" ...-.. . . . ' Comforter, that he may abide with you for- not drink fiillv intr tht snirit nf trim CUric ' y . ' tianity, at least so far as their conduct to wards each other is concerned ? Did they do so, all jarring discords would be hushed, and petty animosities buried. They misht diner in matters of opinion as much as they do now; but this difference would cause no ureutt. ui social ieeung or Dromeriy anection. They would walk together so far as they could agree, and when principle compelled them to separate, they would do it, it is true, with soirow; but not with animosity, reproaching each other as bigots or fanatics. Again, take professed christians of the same denomination. Some churches are for the new measures, others Cor the old.- 1 his has caused so wide a breach be'ween lKom . . 7 them in many cases, that, (if we may mdjre e . . . J v 1 J 0 from their writings,) they cannot fellowship l ..., u . rr.. , each other as christians. Thpv ctn1 on. tirelv aloof from each other, and what is still worse, when thev h n ,n still worse, when they have any thing to do or say about one another, they seem to be armed with any thing but the spirit of meekness. Take members of the same church. And here we will take for example, a particular precept and see how it is carried into prac tice. This may be it. "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for an other that ye may be healed." There has been some misunderstanding between A. and O. in relation to ome particular thing is injured. He goes, frankly makes known his difficclty to A. A. sees that he has done wrong, (for it is a plain ca?e) con fesses it, and O. returns satisfied. A few weeks pass sway, all is peace and harmony between the two brethren. But soon O. learns, that A. has been guilty of the same act, though not in an open manner, but un der a cover ; so that he thinks it never will be known to O. Now is there not reason to believe that such cases as the one sketched above, actually happen frequently, in our churches. All these things ought not so to be. Ye are all brethren, if christians, and whether members of different denominations, or different churches, of the ame denomina tion, or of the same church, all your conduct should be ingenuous and regulated by the Bible. O. O. S. For the Telegraph. CORRESPONDENCE Between Timothy ' and Tltua." LETTER TO "TITU S," No. 1 1 1. April 19th 1837. Dear brother Titus: Agreeable to my promise in my last, I proceed to mention the cause of the existing evils in the church in what the radical error that has produced them consists. In all we now behold of the sins of the church, we discefverbut the various ramifications of the same fundamental evil. Like Daniel's "Beasts" and image" "the visions are one. 1 he error is, a departure, in theory and practice, from the Biele doctrine of Spirituality of the influences of the Holy Ghost, cpon the hearts of his chil- DRLN- I. 1 he churches, err in theory, on this subject, in several particulars 1. Some abuse the doctrine of our depen- denceon the Spirit, and of our dependence ; is to abide with us forever that it is more on the Father for the gift, of the Spirit.- j than a privilege to have this spirit-that it Their theory is, that as we can do rothing is an awful sin to live without beinr " full without the Spirit, we must wait till God, j of the Holy Ghost," however moral they in his own good, set time, and according to j may be externally without it ; and until they his own eternal, secret purposes, sends upon ! act in strict accordance with this doctrine us the Holy Ghost ; which they say he does j we shall continually have before us the arbitrarily, i. e. when, and as he pleases distressing picture I presented in my'first without any regard to the moral state in No amount of money-no number of minis which we are, or the course we pursue. The ters however mighty in intellect or educa Bible doctrine on this point is, that God is ! tion-no number of schools, missionaries waiting to be gracious in this particular, as or missionary societies, can atone for the much as in any other. He is not waiting i deficiency. The soul the life is departed for the time of his purpose to roll round, but 1 unless this be received and acted upon for us to get in a right state to receive his I In my next I will present some of the spirit. He is more willing to give the Holy ; peculiar characteristics of the spiritual man Spirit to them that ask it, than earthly pa rents are, to give good gifts to their chil dren, Luke xi: 13. God is willing to give the Holy Spirit to all, at all times, when they ask as he requires. To say he is not, is lo impeach the Divine veracity, which all do, who adopt the above theory. 2. Another important error respects what it is to be spiritual. The prevailing opinion seems to be, that a person who is frequently quite zealous, pathetic in his remarks, and rejoices considerable, though not living a holy life, and except in times of jeviral is very indifferent; that such an one is spirit ual. But God does not teach thus. He would call it being " Baptized with the Ho ly Ghost." Matt. iii. 11. Being " filled with the spirit" "with all the fulness of God," &c Now these passages are to be under stood in moral sense. Thev can denote pothiog lesr, thtuihat the Holy Ghost takes possession of the whole moral man, and so controls every affection of the heart, and the exercise of every power of the mind, that he " can do nothing against the truth." j 3. Another theoretical error is, thai we j are not to have the Spirit but a part of the time That no one can reasonably exnect always to be filled with the spirit of God, while on earth. But the Bible is opposed to this doctrine. In Gal. v: 16, we are com- 1 ' V L ,l . u 'VIJV 1 I ill, lie UU'CIICtl with you and shall be in you." Thus we see that God designed to have the Holy Ghost abide with his children always, and that he was to dwell in them as really and 1 st ead i 1 y as the sun rules his system. An C",-Ml lu BFpy oniy 10 me Aposues, 13 but to evade a close doctrine, j 4. A louith error is, that it is only the privilege of christians to have the Spirit. Those embracing this sentiment do not 1 seem to think the guilt ot not coming up to duty, by being " filled with the spirit" and receiving him -'to abide with themorecer." But Gods word will bH in a vgrdict of . . guilty, against every one who is not fi ed .. . , t 1 with the Ho v Ghost. Acts v 32 "We ' .. . -y,J'1"sl AC Ue are ,1,s witnesses of these things, and so is 1 ' 3,S 'he Hly GhSt whom God hath &m 1 to fhem thai obey him." Then if men are guilty for not obeying God, they are for not receiving, and walking in the Holy Ghost. Why men should be considered guilty for Sabbath breaking, perjury, profane swear ing or adultery, and not equally so for dis obeying God's command which says "be filled with the Spirit," 1 cannot perceive. 1 say, without the hazard of successful con tradiction, that he who is not always filled with the Holy Ghost is as tuly a rebel, as he who assassinates his fellow. In extent 1 will not compare them. II. Error in practice. The natural result of such theories as 1 have mentioned is, cor responding erroneous practice. There are two practical errors now in the church which take the lead of all others. 1. While christians have such views, they will never put forth any very vigorous efforts to make the church holy, or to obtain more of the abiding influences of the Holy Ghost. This is true in fact, as seen all around us. How much more holy are most of the churches around us than they were 10 years ago? None. The few feeble ef forts they make are to get more into the church, and if their lives are intolerably wicked, get them out again, which they find much easier than to make them .what they ought to be. What was the design of all the Epistles? Evidently to promote the ftointsof the churches. 2. Christians embracing such sentiments, will naturally do what they do in religion, by worldly wisdom and policy, which al ways corrupts the church, and leaves sinners to go to hell in their sins. This is the rea son why our array of means accomplish no more. They are moved by human policy upon the wheels of worldly wisdom. The power of the Holy Ghost is not in them. Dear brother, I am fully persuaded, as much so as I am of the existence of Ond thnf .m. i til the church learn that God gives his spirit ! to those who ask aright, more certainly than ! he does a crop to the husbandman who sows I and tills the ground that to be spiritual, is to have the Holv Snirit dwell within -Lh control the whole man, so as to make him think, feel and act in his sphere, as God thinks feels and acts in his That the spirit Yours, fec. Timothy. For the Telegraph. Brother Murray : In your paper, No. 29 I find the following Query : " What course ought to be pursued with a minister, living in the country, with an ordinary family common health, salary of four hundred dol lars, with some perquisites, in debt already some hundreds of dollars, and running in debt from fifty to one hundred dollars annu ally, with no reasonable expectatioo of ever being able to pay?" Now sir, with all friendship for " a lorer of consistency in ministers would just say (hoping to relieve his mind,) that most men who engage in the ministry of recon ciliation are poor in the things of this world, and most necessarily get involved in pbtain ing their education ; tbey enter upon the work tinder embarrassed circumstances "5 are destitute of book and many other things which are necessary to equip them for the work. And although a minister get " four hundred dollars" in this time of scarcity and speculation, he can make little or no advancement in pecuniary affairs. Had your querist have known the expense of supporting even "an ordinary family," he might have been able to have answered his own inquiry. "Again sir, " a lover of consistency in ministers" wish he was a lover of con sistency in laymen too, should consider the manner in which some men pay their minister. When "a lover of consistency in ministers" pays his. subscription oi fifteen dollars with ten dollars worth of produce, he cheats the minister out of five dollars ; and did all do the same, a salary of " four hundred dollars" would be reduced to less than three hundred. In short sir, to answer your Querist, let the church where such minister labors, relieve him from pecuniary embarrassment ; and if his economy is not ood, tell him his fault ; let l a friend of consistency" go to him in love and advise and assist and en deavor to stay up his hands, and not publish the matter abroad. In closing, permit me to inquire what good can result from publishing queries or dia logues designed to reflect upon individuals, such as the ODe ".o which the above is a re ply, or the one over the signature of Sel wyn ? A Lover of Justice. No good, perhaps, unless they are re ceived and replied to in the same spirit of kindness with which they were apparently written. It may not have been wisdom to admit the article alluded to, but our brethren are assured that, at most, it was only an error of judgement. And we are willing to believe yet, that an occasional hint, as per fectly impersonal as the Query here alluded to, if kindly received and rightly improved, might do good. Such ministers as do not claim to be perfect men should take kind suggestions kindly. The Query was couch ed in the most general terms. We discov ered, and yet discover, nothing in it that should occasion uneasiness in any one to whom it is not a fit'.ing garment. At any rate, as we are so fortunate in this instance as to know the writer, we can vouch for bim, as well as for-the publisher, that it was de signed for srood. The writer is himself a minister and a lover of the ministry is nei ther a covetous man nor a brawler. We have made these remarks, because the closing paragraph seemed to be directed to us. ("Ed. Tel. We take the liberty to suggest to our editorial brethren generally in Vermont, that the following communication contains hints hat might be serviceable to many of their readers. For the Telegraph. SHEARING TIME. Respected Friend Editor: When I was a young man now between thirty and forty years since I had occasion to cross your Green Mountain State, from the beautiful Connecticut to Lake Champlain, four times. But from that time to the p3st year, I have not been within that State. Within the past year, I again had occasion to cross Vermont, from Windsor on the East, to Burlington on the West, and witnessed with pleasure, the growth and improvements that have been made, in comfort and conven iences, so remarkably apparent in all the New England States. But I was somehow struck with the con viction that, not only the inhabitants of divers sections and regions of your State, but numerous emigrants who traverse from one section of country to another, in search of "good land," are quite ignorant of the fatness of the soil, as well as the important privileges of your State oyer and above the "Far West," now-a-days so eagerly sought after by the restless and the ambitious. In travelling from Burlington, on the Stage Road leading to Stanstead, as far as Lamoile River, considering the goodness of j the land and ihe low price of cultivated I farms, it appeared to me a region altogether worthy the atteution of enterprising farm ers not to name other classes. We we'l know that this is not a soil and climate suit ed to the growth of cotton or cane: but it is suited to other growths equally produc tive, all things considered. For grazing, it appears lo me that no land exceeds it ; and the location is almost unrivalled lor raisin" cattle and sheep. When we lake into view the contigaity of this region to Burlington on Lake Champlain, and the easy water communication thence to Albany on the Hudson, and to New-York, the great Lon don of America, we may be struck with no small degree of astonishment, that such ad vantages should be overlooked by a quick sighted, discerning people. I am led to be lieve that a farmer, with five or ten thousand dollars, free from embarrassment, could hardly in any other region better invest his capital, and improve his faculties, for his own benefit and the benefit of his fellow men. I may just observe, here, that I own no property, of any kind, within the State, to bias my opinion; nor do I ever expect to, being myself settled in the bookselling bu siness in the city of Ne w-York. There was another subject that arrested mv attention, ami my nation, and grieved my feelings; and the one which was the procuring cau of this effort to be useful to my fellow meu It was, as I conceived, a mistaken policy econooiy, pursued by those farmers tq raise sheep, at the season of shearing, q0iv approaching. After some weeks of warm weather. duN ing which the sheep hava been burdened with an abundant fleece, they are shorn the whole at once, which causes them to suffer during the nights of moderate weath er; and in cold storms, unless the farmer has provided some arbor for them to run under, a gTeat loss is sustained, m the health and frequently in the life of the flock. " Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy;" and this mercy, I belief it is our bouuden duty to extend, not ; to all the human family, but to all dcj. animals. The truly merciful man is mere., ful to the brute creation, as well as to Li; own species. But interest and economy, i: wrould seem, would prompt to the removal of the vil now under consideration. One farmer informed me that he had lost sixty sheep, the past season, by turning ot: his flock after shearing without providing a shelter lor them. Sad neglect! which do provident farmer should suffer himself to overlook. Two boys, of fifteen, could, in a day or two, build a bower, sufficient foi two hundred sheep to run under in a storm. It could be done with posts and poles, covered, four feel from the ground, with pine or hem lock boards, at the expense of ten ortfteeu dollars, and would last for years. The farmer who neglects such a preparation, and depends on bringing up his flock to the barn in the time of a storm, ten to one, will ia time neglect hU sheep altogether. Being in the house, and warm himself, he will quite forget the naked, defenseless condition c: his poor flock, exposed to the "pitiless pellings" of the cold, unfeeling storm. Respectfully, thy Friend, An Old Max. New-York, 4th mo. 17, 1837. The distressing occurrence, described below, should serve as a warning against placing one's self before horses, or other powerful animals, when they are frightened. It is a safer course at least, and we believe in general quite as successful, having hold of the reins, to remain behind the ai imal. A valuable man of our acquaintance a few years since, was torn from the church, his family and friends, from seizing debits, his frightened horses. They trampWiW under their feet, fracturing his skull, thai be died soon after. It could not be said he wa not a good horseman and a resolute and vigorous man: for lie was all this, and in the prime of life. Yet he was not an ade quate hindrance to a pair of frightened horses, in the harness. "Fatal Accident. As the cars were passing on the Lancaster and Harris burg Railroad, near Harrisburg, ci: Wednesday, a boy about fifteen ytersc! age was harrowing with a pair of spur ed horses, which becoming frightf ned nr,c restive, the lad went to their heads to l-.o J and pacify them; but he was unable o Jo this, and was thrown down, struck !v the teeth of the harrow as the ho;s broke away and ran, and wasdrag?ed nr.: mangled in the most shoe king 'Iran dc: till life was extinct." The last Emancipator enumera'e forty-one new Societies! RELIGIOUS SUMMARY. The Norfolk Resolutions -Our readers remember that the General Asso ciation of Connecticut, at its last meeting he.d in Norfolk, adopted certain resolu tions, plainly designed to discountenance the employment of traveling agtnts to en lighten and excite the churches on partic ular points of doctrine or duty, and also the services of evangelists in promoting revivals. The resolutions were incu lously worded, but their evident irui.: vvas to put down every form of t fieri ft: the advancement of morals and reli -k". except those which may be put forth lv the Dastors nnrl tr ro' . ... i r , v i-pn-sfni every tuu' movement as an interference wrh rights of settled ministers. It was a(TXV ally understood that the immediatcobi-c of the resolutions w3S to preserve thr churches of Connecticut against the in roads of revival preachers, and the agent of the Antt-slavery Society; but for the sake of appearances, the reflations were framed ,n general terms, so us to embrace all agents. We freely expressed our dis approval of these resolutions, at the time, but did not finish the discussion of tl.f 17XC'P mV0,Ved' omofdefertneeto the vusnes of many esteemed laymen in fhe Connecticut churches, whose-iewS of the resolutmns were the same as our own, but who did not wish to drive the question to an issue, which might produce an open collision between the pastors and churchc, respecting the extent of the pastoral pow er. Ve therefore very gladly dropped tne painful subject, hoping those very un wise resolutions would thereby jut ie mam in their deadness, nnd be soon forgot ten. But it seems the friends ofthe reso lutions are not contented with such a course. The mover of the resolution. Rev. Leonard Bacon, has recently address ed a ,ong letter to Gerrit Bmith.'in vindi cation ofthe resolutions, marked with even more than his asnal acrimony of vituper ation. We do not propose either to imi tate or answer that part of his drlence. tut we must Ha nrm;..j .i... i( the settled pastors of Conhecticnt seriously !7 lucu pasws ot Connecticut ser ousiy intend to take their drcj - - V, . t e"V, fit.