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"I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL."
O. S- MURRAY, Editor and Proprietor.
BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1837.
VOL. IX....NO. 36.
K M O'N
TCIlMt.
which the men stand to work the sail.
fif-
U.i.kTv TrVM00lVJ"OBAKTM,fab!!h' Tbey are generally manned byrora
ed wklr, at 2,00 year. Datable withia four, . ' . f. c . . ,
wonths-after four months and witbia eirbt, lc 10 i-wwiiy-uve or inmy men, ana are
iwu ur mrcc mourns going up me river.
the hill of Shoo-da-ffoncr. The city is
more plainly seen, the country is far more
jz.sj auer sirni mootfta ana within tb rear
7 J.Sl aflar ths eloce of the ytar, to rue in thia My boat is a sample of the smaller kind.
;i-ToeomDanle.whoree,r.iwelr.or mora ' !UCD M J"0?8 n,moderate circomstan- j beautiful, and the distant mountains form
piaa in oo boodle, and pay within four months, ct 3 use ?r g01"? rom lown ' wwn, and
31,50 after four mootht, to riao aa abort, such as is greatly used in the small wav
mm .1 t- .!!.. jL - . I f . I 1 I J
i,jwnniun'nniuuniii. 01 iraae aiong tne river, it is a canop
torn. The ascent is by brick stairs, cov- j never come until the principle that all war. shortly be sent him,) to the full amount of
cicu wim a succession 01 zavais. in some uoui onensiv nnri rincivA is rnntrorvtn meir uonauons. wiien reuuneu. nc win
j i - - wa tici a mj v t i w v r ' a
iccpecis 11 is a more interesting spot man iue spirit
.17-wa? procure ana pay ioi aix too- h0 UOWPA , nf - . ntrlP T00. 4fi f.t 1
, ara entitled to the aeventb copy rratia. t., ,7 7 "-o- -e
ft- N paFer to b dmcontinued until arrears-, 1 . D-v a 5m,e P,ank Iasuntl on
briber, art entitled to the seventh copy rratis.
tea are paid, ex eept at the discretion of the pub- s,de. At each end the wood is solid
t a
er. - 1 10 r three or four feet, the stern stunHinn.
Od-AHIettera, to secure attention, muat come UD out of water The forward half
mm WUII JO
decked with bamboo and thatch. As Bur-
fontoge paid.
MISSIONARY.
of the jzosnel, shall ffenerallv
prevail. The American Peace Society,
however, does not agitate the much vexed
question, whether the magistrate has the
right to take life on any occasion. On
this question the friends of peace are di
vided but they are united in opposing
the sword of war on all occasions, Jeavirtg
the lawfulness of the sword of the magis
trate as a question to be discussed in fu
ture times, with more light. They hold
to the principle of non-resistence, in all
cases, and to passive obedience to mm-
follow
Zrom tli Bap. Missionary Magazine for May.
Dptatloia to EasUrn Missions.
OURNAL OF NR. MALCOX. CONTINUED.
.T'be former extent may still be traced,
"th water a few inches deep, owing
; ibably to a neglect of the drains and
aices. The present town is upon the
Us of the old, and consists of fjut two
reets one parallel to the river, and the
'her leading out to the great pagoda.
' ae late king endeavored to restore the
y to consequence, as the Pcguans are no
1 Jger a distinct people. For this pur
I he-removed th.ther in 1793 from
in goon, the seat of the provincial gov
i iment. The effort proved abortive.
ri !?e merchants and majority of the people
r uained at Rangoon, where all business
r vantages were so greatly superior, and
' .e government was soon re-seated at
langoon. The description of the city
iven by Col. Symes.who visited it in 1795,
rill not now apply.
f! Desolate and diminished as is Peju, its
.uge Shoo-ma-doo and some of its appen
'ages, are in good preservation, and wor
.hy of all admiration. It stands on a fine
I 'U of gTadual ascent, the summit ,of
Vch has been flattened into a plain of
ir.u)Ut three acres. The sides are sloped
into two terraces, ascended by steps of
liewn stone. The top is occupiea not
inly by'the great pagoda, but by zayats,
xyoungs, trees, Ac. The pyramid is of
the usual form. The base consists of
wo octagonal stories, much larger than
the pagoda itself, and wide enough to
iustain each a ring of sixty pagodas,
-.bout thirty feet high similar to each
tber, though not alike, and many of them
aach injured by time. The diameter of
his octagonal base is four hundred feet,
:nd the entire height ol the building three
hundred and sixty feet. The country
und is that same uniform level which
'slinguishes the whole of what wa3 the
ingdom of Pegu.
Voyage up th Irrawaddy.
Having made considerable alterations
i i my boat, suggested by experience in
ing to Pegu, I left Rangoon for Ava,
t ompanied by Mr. Howard, on the 14th
( June. The weather was fine, and
! jore the end of the flood tide, we had
: ,wed twenty-five miles on the Panlang
r Rangoon river, one of the mouths of
great river ol Burma h. The country
as flat, inundated at high tides, and un
i iliivated, till toward evening, -when the
I nks were higher, the lands laid out for
, ; :c, and villages numerous.
Stopping at the expiration of the next
te, at Kew-new, twenty-five miles fur
i ef, we foand a cluster of large villages,
t counting to fifteen or sixteen hundred
! uses. Innumerable boats, large and
' ,all, were taking in rice, salt, fish, &c.
: t the upper, country. Hiring two ca
es, Air. Howard and an assistant in one,
id two assistants in the other, supplied
1 who would accept on both sides of the
iver; thus sending the truth by these
1 atmen to perhaps an hundred different
'Iages. Before getting the xanoe3, I.
ve to all the boats passing by, and was
eply affected to see some who could not
me near, plunge into the river and
rim to me tor them, and, bearing them
ick with upraised hand, sit down instant
r to read them aloud. Some women
4iplied for books, who proved their claim
j reading fluently. In most of the
ats, large and small, were women and
ildren who seemed at home, and I am
a fine back ground. Aroimd the pagoda
are many smaller ones, containing beauti
ful marble images, some as large as life.
A profusion of tees, gilded streamers!, and
other objects usually seen around pago
das, occupy the enclosure; and the whole
air of the place is that of solemn antiquity.
In one of the zayats sat an old man, thin
and nf a fin a intnllpr-tnul .nuntunona
mans sit cross-legged on a floor to row. ! entino- mVp dinner .uhi.h i mands of r ,u..
, I , . i . . I o " " " duiiiv mii i i cj, ou i a. i aa iuc v
mis accommoaaies mem in usin? both had
J i-, , 1 H ....... MIIV IH.IV DlUlllt lta I iiu laiixjci.
uurnnuu poieo. r rom me miaaie O the m rot urn ith tku cU. II,. V 'A..
boat, about twelve feet towards the stern is i mined to snend his rpmninlno- J
covered with a thatch roof raised about years on that venerated hill. What is
three feet, making two apartments, one for I brouaht him. he eats. When nothing
" . - - . C I
comes, he lasts. In different places, were 1 versary, a committee was appointed to
seen persons at prayer, or piously engaged draft a new constitution, and one has been
in cutting up the grass which obtruded presented to the society, based on the
itself in the joints of the flagging. The ; principle of the unlawfulness of all war
bells struck by coming worshippers, yield- it has been accepted by the society,
ed deep, soft tones, and the chime "from ! The amount of funds collected the past
the lofty tee was particularly clear and year far surpasses any former year; but
swept The sun spttinr with iinrnmmnr, ' OUT trpasiirv nnrl nnr tn.t Au
- , . . , . l o ...... U..VVIUUIUU - jt - " " " ucuuaiiuiies,
us to stand up m it. IJehind the rooms is j splendor, threw his mitigated rays under 1 were never before so nearly exhausted
merooisoi tne ancient temples, upon the i r ormeriy we wanted readers for our
stately images sitting there in twilight , tracts, now we want tracts for our readers,
pomp, the free fresh breeze diffused a The Peace Society has betn very poorly
luxurious coolness, and as the shade of supported, and yet it has had a greater ef
evening gathered on. the place seemed 'feet in changing public opinion than any
just such as a devoted boodhist would , other society, in proportion to the means
oirrjjiuy, oiiu mc uum which comains a
table, chair, &c, serving as a parlor.
t I found almost the whole site covered i The sides of the latter arc made of litrht
mats, the upper half turning up for a win
dow. Thesleeping-roorn is but three feit
high, as baggage, food, &c. must be kept
under it: but the floor of the sittinovroom
being near the bottom of the boat, enables
This change has beenVoin on in thp
Society from its first commencement.
Acting by the light they had, more light
has been given them. At the last anni-
my kitchen, viz : a shallow box filled with
earth; beneath it is wood and water;
hanging at the sides is the hen-coop.
Round the rooms is an outrigger, to ena
ble the men to pass back and forth with
out intruding on me. This last appen
d.ige is not common to boats of this size
Finding her to roll heavily, we fastened
at the water-mark a bamboo, ten or eleven
inches in diameter, running nearly the
length of the boat. The sail, which is of
course square, is fastened between two
bamboos, which stand up abeam of each
other, in the form of the letter V.
Suck is my home for much of this
"rains." For the first few davs. I was so
choose for his holiest retirements
To be Continued
used.
Had the Peace Sor. ietv hppn sun
ported as it ought to have been, by God's
blessing on the means used, the nations of
Christendom might now be safely moored
in the haven of permanent and universal
peace. But Christians think that this
cause alone can be carried on without a
sacrifice. Thev havp a vnmio Um Kot
The American Peace Society held their , the millenium will come without anv in-
NEW-YORK ANNIVERSARIES,
From the New-York Evangelist.
AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY
called to the chair, and the meeting was !
opened with prayer by the Rev. Doct.
Going, of this city.
The annual report was read by Will
iam Ladd, General Agent of the Society.
ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT.
Very few changes have taken place in
the world, with respect to peace and war,
since our last annual report. The war
. 1-1 1
in spam continues, r ranee is seekinff
in?
ninth anniversary, at the Baptist meeting ' strumpntnlif v
, .. ...."''.1. " ". . t vimaimciji cav. 11-
cramped and incommoded with rain, heat, i house m INassau street, on 1 hursday, the ing of the gospel alone, while that nreach-
and moantiirnpe that it n- t;fR.U A. lflth inot St V H Wil1r Pen u-00 1 n 'c 'n , .
anytning in the way of study. But now
I am completely at ease, the mosquitoes
are left behind, my little matters are all
adjusted, and I enjoy mybelt as well as I
could any where else. "Especially is it a
great luxury to enjoy the entire command
of my time a luxury for many years
almost unknown.
On the twenty-third of June, being
within a day or two of Prome, the mo
also receive and forward money on ac
count of the society.
From the JVete- York Baptist Register.
THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY.
On Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, the chair
was taken by the President, S. V. S.
Wilder, Esq. After prayer, the Treas
urer's report was read by Moses Allen,
Esq., from which it appeared that the
large sum of $130,991 28 had been re
ceived the last year, made up as follows,
viz: Publications sold, $59,58 92; do
nations for foreign distribution, $31,332
83; for volume circulation, $18,044, and
for seamen and boatmen, $462 36. The
amount of expenditures were $130,991 28,
made up as follows, viz : For paper,
printing, &c, $74,774 17 ; foreign distri
bution, $35,000 00 ; printing Pilgrim's
Progress for the blind, $1,000; other ex
penses, $20,1 17 1 1. Of the sum receiv
ed, $10,000 was from the Boston Ameri
can Tract Society, for foreign distribution.
The new auxiliaries are 25, and the total
number 1,1 16.
The results from tract visitation have
been of the most cheering character. In
New-York, Rochester, Buffalo, and Phila
delphia, this visitation has been well sus-
j .i l ..i fdeliverv. and before many
nunureu aim mmy-six nopeiui ronver-1 j- - j innho
sions are reported in New-York alone, I French pocket Testament, and la Jpocka
from trflct visitation, about two thirds of
not move, nor can books be bound and
distributed among the needy, without the
aid of those who have mearjs, and know
the worth of the Bible. Such, too, are
the times, that many, who have been kfjp
contributors, can now, for a season, do
nothing. The number of small contri
butions, then, must be increased. j Each
must do a little, and do it cheerfully and
promptly, that there be no famifUf of the
bread of iife. A few appropriations hare
been made the past year, towards foreign
distribution. More ought to be done, the
coming year towards foreign distribution.
At several of the stations liberal grants:
will be required, as will be seen in another
place. It is hoped, therefore, that the
auxiliaries, while they carry on vigor
ously the work of domestic supply, will
also furnish what they can for the foreign.
It seems to your Board that an unusual
call is now made on the local societies to
come up to the help of this sacred cause.
Plates have been preparing during the
year for a new pica Testament, with the
book of Psa 1ms appended to it. This, be
ing of large letter, is designed for aged
people and those wh have imperfect
vision. It will be ready for delivery ear
ly in June, and must be extensively called
for when seen.
A nocket Testament in German, and
another in Spanish, will soon be ready for
p ivpnr nnd hpfnrp manv months a
notony of the unbroken level began to be revenge for her last defeat in her new
relieved by the occasional sight of distant ! province of Algiers; and the Seminoles
hills: and soon thev approached the river. ' are not yet quite extirpated. The King
and gave, us the novel sight of stones and
gravel. 1 he rocks are calcareous sand
stone and buccia, the gravel chiefly quartz.
Undulations now begin to appear in the
surface of the country, and on the whole
ihe scenery was attractive. More delight-
of Great Britain is fast acquiring the glo
rious title of the Pacificator of Christen
dom. A great change has taken place in pub
lic opinion, with respect to the subject of
peace and war, within the Jast ten years
ful weather could not be. A fine shower I The public press is now open to the cause
or two nearly every day, lasts perhaps of peace, and the question whether all war
half an hour, and the temperature varies j be not inconsistent with the spirit of the
agreeably from eighty to eighty-five de- j gospel, is very much discussed in this
grees in the day, descending two or three j countrv. More than a thousand ministers
degrees at night. This for the hot sea
son, as it now is, was much cooler than 1
I m a
had expected, l he banks now begin to
of the gospel are pledged to preach against
war ; and the scholars in some of our
theological seminaries bavesigned a pledge
be high, and dry enough to admit walking ' condemning all war, and pledging them-
i a spend much or the year in some
;es all of n in this wav. In the small
I ats, they are often not merely passen
r rm Ktlt Mn.. U I . I. .11 a 1
j vuomi iuo uoui wnue tne nusoana
raws.
; The boats on this river, though of all
crc . i -
izes up w w wus, are out oi two gen
eral descriptions. All retain the canoe
hape, shd are aharp at each end. The
arger have one mast with n. yard of Ion
lender bamboo, to which is suspended a
i uaresaU. ' The sail is made in sertions,
the centre ones only being used in strong
winds, and the others added at the sides
-.then necessary; Sometimes a small tail
is temporarily fastened above the yard to
the ropes, by which k is sustained.; ; The
deck extends from five to ten feet beyond
the tides, , making a once a platform for
the. men. when usinsr their setting boles.
&c and preventing an overset by a row
of large bamboos fastened 'beneath. ' It is
loaded till 'these touch the 4 water. ' The
itself is wholly covered with a reg
Uurman house, well thatched, whict
carries part of the canoe, and fur
J'Qe eahin. u r :i A u,tmn
along the shore, and I find it pleasant to
pass through the beautiful groves of man
go, tamarind, and palm trees, which Jivide
the villages. Hitherto we have had vil
lages in sight almost every moment,
sometimes several at a time. It is so, 3till;
but on ascending the bank ive find others,
not visible from the boat, stretching along
a mile back from the river. Beyond are
extensive paddy fields, with large herds
of buffaloes.
The river having risen thirty feet above
its lowest stage, and filling many chan
nels generally dry, we take these to avoid
the current, and glide about distributing
tracts among retired villages, generally
small, but sometimes consisting of several
hundred houses. As no missionary has
... r . L
gone up the river to give tracts in me
rainy seasons, there is little doubt but that
many of these people for the first time
received tne Knowledge ot the true reli
gion. On the great river, we often find
persons who have had tracts, and now
utterly refuse them. But in these by-ways,
all receive them with gladness.
I feel especially anxious to furnish the
boats with books. Coming out of every
selves to preach against it when called to
the ministry.
The new committee, appointed to ad
judge the prize of $1000, offered for the
best dissertation on 8 congress of nations,
have not been able to agree. One of the
competitors has withdrawn, and published
his essay, which maybe had at Ezra
Collier's bookstore, 148 Nassau street.
The Legislature of Massachusetts have
had the subject of a congress of nations
before them, and appointed a joint com
mittee, who made an excellent report, but
it being. late in the session, the matter was
referred to the next Legislature.
Six new auxiliary peace societies have
been formed in our colleges andtheolog
ical institutions, and two new societies
have been formed amono- the ladies
The Essex Co. Olive Branch Circle held
a peace fair very successfully in Salem,
Mass. A new thing under th
allows of war, will brinff about the
millenium hopes equally without found
ation. There is no doing good without a
sacrifice ; and when Christians shall be
willing to make sacrifices on the altar ol
peace, the church will give her testimony
against the sin of war, wars and fightings
will cease, and the nations learn war no
more.
The following resolutions were then
passed .
1. Kesolved, 1 hat the report just read
be accepted and published, under the di
reclion of the Executive Committee.
Mored by the Rev. Mr. Eddy, of New
ark, N. J., seconded by the Rev. Brown
Emerson, D. D., of Salem, Mass.
2. Resolved, That Christians are bound
by the strongest and most sacred obliga
tions, to remove the disgrace which the
f L ...".-. 1 i i
wuia ui cimaifiiuuin nave orougnt on
their religion.
Moved by Rev. Mr. Beckwithof Low
ell, Mass., seconded by Dr. Thos. Cook,
of this city.
3. Resolved, That the custom of war,
as contrary to the spirit, principles, and
aims of the gospel, ought to be held in
deep abhorrence, and resisted in every
proper way possible, by all the followers
of the Prince of Peace.
Moved by the Rev. Mr. Cheever, of
Newark, IN. J., seconded by the Rev. Mr.
Cleveland, Detroit, Michigan.
4. Resolved, That the spirit of the
times, the smiles of Heaven on our efforts
during the past year, and the unexpected
preparation of the public mind for appeals
on this subject, call aloud upon the friends
of peace, lor much greater exertions in
this cause, and make it 'desirable that, at
least, ten thousanddollars should be rais
ed this year, for the support of lecturers,
and the circulation of publications on
peace.
Moved by Rev. Mr. Fowler, of Fall
, River, Mass., seconded by Win. Lidd, of
Minot, Maine.
5. Resolved, That we continue our re
quest, thai all ministers of the gospel
preacn on me suoject ol peace, to their
whom had united with the various church
es ; 1,708 district prayer-meetings had
been held, 6,504 Bibles and Testaments
had been distributed, 3,000 children and
youth had been brought into Sabbath
schools and Bible-classes ; many of them
from the streets, in rags and wretcheduess,
have been comfortably clothed : 1 779 tem
perance pledges obtained, and 1,1 16 per
sons persuaded to attend public worship.
The operations of the past year, in for
eign lands, is peculiarly cheering. The
missionaries in China, Burmah, Siam,
Shyan, Persia, Ceylon, Sandwich islands,
Russia, France, Germany, Greece, and
other parts of he earth, have been made
to rejoice in the generous aid which has
been imparted by the Society. The vol
ume circulation has gone on prosperous
ly. In western New-York more than
43,000 volumes have been circulated, and
in Virginia more than 50,000 volumes.
The number of publications printed the
last year (including 300,000 volumes) ex
ceeds five millions, and the number of
pages more than one hundred and twenty
five millions !
Bible in English of small diamond type.
Bibles and Testaments have been or
dered from abroad in the following lan
guages, namely : Welch, Portuguee, Da
nish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, and a few
copies in Arabic and Syriac.
The books are designed for those for
eignprs, who speak the above tongues,
and should be ordered by auxiliary so
cieties for this purpose.
The whole number printed during the
year amounts to 202,000 copies;
THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION.
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
The 21st anniversary of the American
Bible Society was celebrated at the Broad
way Tabernacle. The Hon. John Cotton
Smith, President of the Society, was in
the chair, supported by several of the Vice
Presidents. The concourse was immense.
'After the reading of a portion of thescrip-
turees the President addressed the meet
ing briefly, and an abstract of the annual
report was read by the Secretary, Mr.
Bingham. Addresses were made by the
Hon. C. L. Hardenburgh, of New-Jerse)' ;
Rev. Thomas Curtis, of Maine ; Rev. G.
W. Ridley, of Pennsylvania; Rev. John
Wayland, of Massachusetts; Rev. D. L.
Carroll, D. D., of Virginia ; Rcv. Wilbur
Fisk, D. D., of Connecticut; and Rev.
William Adams, of New-York, in sup
port of the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the report, an abstract
of which has been read, be published and
circulated under the direction of the
ss. a new thmr under the sun.
The Society have published some new' neoole, at least once durina th vnar. and
tracts, and have issued, in all, about 35,- j if convenient, on or near the 25th of De
000 peace tracts during the year anum- j cember, and that churches observe a con
ber about three limes as great as the ave- Cert of prayer, on o' near the same day,
rage of the last eight years. A great j for the universal prevalence of peace, and
number of newspapers have encased in' that a collection be taken un in nid nf th
creek, they will carry some knowledge of I the cause; many have admitted peace ar-; cause.
the eternal God to hundreds of village? wcir ior ine nrsi nme, ana the neia oi , Move(j by th R ofpn:ia.
where no missionary is likely to penetrate
foryears.
1 have been pleased to observe several
times lately, an ingenious, and to me nov
el mode of fishing. A score or rooreoi
gourds are suffered to float down the
stream, from each of which depends a
hook and line. The fisherman in his lit
tle canoe passes from one to another, tak
ing up what is caught, bating the book,
&c.
A powerful southerly wind brought us
to Prome. Pveeor Pe-emvu. as the na
tives call iU earlv oh the afternoon of the
24th; and gave us sufficient opportunity of
viewing the city. For eight or nine
miles the villages had been contiguous,
some of them very large. We walked
over a good deal of the city, which seems
less man 400 houses and exhibits every
where symptoms' of poverty and decay.
The walls are 5 mostly fallen down, the
ditch is filled up, and most tf the . stately
remains of ancient superstition , are has
tening, to- mm. We went' a little way
beyond the city to a r.o hill; on which
stands" a pv3i not m ::!i tmaller than
that; at Ilar.-:.v gildcJ from top to bot-
labor in this department of the peace cause
is greater than can be occupied by our
pr.seni number oi laborers. Some very
delphia, seconded by Mr. Burleigh, of
1'iainneia, Jonn.
These resolu.ions were very ably sup
J n 1 ill 1 " ' -owiu.iu
. "y . ported, both by the movers and seconders
nave oeen puD.isned by the Massachusetts of lhenif but few exceptions, owing
AM j . : v -"'' . , io wanioitime
i nree ministers have labored in tne
field as agent of the American Peace
The public meeting was then dismissed
With A hpnoHiMinn k I U O Ajr T7
Society-one for the whole year, one for j ers0Dt of South Readn Mass
EM .K . nf k V l 1 The Society then continued its meetings
. iheAratu"0UVa'0f general 5 for- busine3s Me8sr8 Beck with, Cook,
IV". V . TT 7 i and Ladd, who had been appointed acorn
wu.uuwry usurers, oo . , miUee for the purpose at the last annual
sana, o, mes nave oeen trave.ieu ov.r.j presented a draft of a new con
anu oumnunureas 01 peace sermons ...; stltutionf Dn the basb that M war con.
PC: auuresses nave oeen aenvereu uy , t tQ . , whjch
lhM nnrnnto i . J
was adopted. The bureau of the Society
managers.
Resolved, That the rapid influx of for
eign emigrants, the great extent to which
they are without the Bible, and'the con
sequent danger of their example and in
fluence while in this condition, should
lead the friends of this sacred volume to
furnish the same to this new portion of our
community as early and as generally as
possible.
Resolved, That the practice, already
adopted to some extent, of placing the Bi
ble as a reading book in common schools,
is worthy of universal encouragement.
Resolved, That, in times of public ca
lamity, when the friends of the Bible pon
der its pages with an increased attach
ment, it behoves them to sympathize
deeply with those who are called to suffer
without the light and consolations of this
sacred volume, and should prompt all, who
have the means, to new diligence in dif
fusing this blessing among the destitute of
every nation and tongue.
Abstract of the Twenty-First Report.
The receipts of the year, from all sour-
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ces, amouni 10 u,uo o, wtng 531,-
those of the
Extract from the proceedings
S. H. Cone offered the following reso
tion: "Resolved, That under existing cir
cumstances, it is the indispensable duty of
the Baptist denomination in the United
States, to organize a distinct Society, for
the purpose of aiding in the translation, -printing,
and circulation of the sacred
Scriptures."
It would be very gratifying to hear tho
sentiments of Delegates from four-and-twenty
states of this Union, representing
the views of their brethren, for the Con
vention would be furnished with exactly
the information they needed. And, he
presumed, uithout troubling- the bodv
with the various reasons impressed on his
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inmu, mui uif ifsuiuiion wQicu ne neia in
his hand, would be, perhaps, unanimously
adopted.
Mr. Brantly rose and said, that ha
wished to offer a few observations before
the question was taken. But if, as haU
been intimated more than once, the reso
lution to which he adverted, would cer
tainly secure the unanimous consent of the
Convention, it would be hardly propef for
him to state any considerations against its
passage. For it is surely too late to give
or to hear counsel upon a subject which
is already decided by anticipation. If,
however, he could have indulgence, whilst
he expressed his opinions, he would ascu
py a few minutes in presenting his rea
sons against any resolution for the forma
tion of a Society distinct from that now
xisting, for the translation and circula
tion of the Scriptures.
Mr. Cone expressed his opinion as to
what might be the result to which the
Convention would come when it was
signified by many members in the Con
vention that the brother might proceed.
Mr. B. then resumed, and said, that in
the observations which he was about to
make, he would take care that there should
be nothing that would fairly admit an
invidious construction. It was his opin
ion that the members of the body then
present, had generally came there with
their minds fully made up, and he there
fore felt the greater hesitation in declaring
his sentiments in that public manner, in
direct opposition to the acknowledged
views of many brethren for whom he en
tertained cordial respect and esteem. ' He
regarded them as coadjutors in a great
and holy cause, and was Unwilling to be
lieve that any difference of opinion! be
twixt them and himself, as tolh"ebest
means of accomplishing an object in MTiich
they agreed, could ever alienate the best
affections of his heart from them He
claimed to be a Baptist, both from educa-
these agents.
Public opinion with respect to the con
sistency of war with Christianity, has very
much advanced within the five years past.
Almost the whole Christian public are
removed to Boston. Rev. Geo. C. Beck
with was chosen Secretary. I. K. Whip
ple, No. 9 Corn hill, Boston, was chosen
Trensiirpr or, A OTm T rAA nf f Innt Ala
uuw BS .ar mcc. . General Agent, Ezra Collier, ;No.i U8
ties were, on their first organization; and Nassau str New-York, is appointed
if it be desirable that nublic own ion should
still further advance it Js. necessary- that
the frieudsfof peace should pluck up their
standard,' arid blant it on higheY ground.
This Is desirable,4 for the miUenfuni will
Agent for .New-York and vicinity and
he has (or sale the society's publications.
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320 56 Jess than, mose 01 me previous
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vear.) Of this sum, $44,435 82 from j tion and principle, and hoped to be regara
bequests; for distribution abroad, $6,-! ed as not one whit behind any present in
205 09. The pecuniary condition of the j the love of denominational peculiarities.
Society is very different from what it was j If he differed from them as to thei best
at the last anniversary. Then there was j method of promoting what he loved, it
a surplus in the treasury, and also stock was from conscientious convictions. He
to the amount of several thousand dollars was opposed to a new and distinct plan of
from the estate of Joseph Burr, deceased, operation in conducting and sustaining the
in Vermont. Now these funds are gone, : Bible cause in Foreign 'Tongues, because
and suchof these stocks as would bring a In the first place, it 'would render un
par value. All would have been sold. ! necessarily complex the department of
had not the Managers feared to make on . benevolent action. There was already an
them too gTeat a sacrifice. Appropria-! organization for this specific purpose, and
tions are already made to aid foreign dis-, until the deficiency of that organization
tribution, which will consume all their
stocks' as soon as they can be sold at any
reasonable rate. The Board, tbereiore,
Auxiliary societies will be supplied byj for their next year's operations, must look
unit iui sucu v jicatc puoiicouons I wUOliy 10 Uie auxiliary siMcura nuu uc-
as he has now on hand, (and more will nevolent individuals. The presses can-
should be proved, he would not vote for a
new one. Hitherto the Baptist- Board of
Foreign Missions had sustained and con
ducted the whole matter of translating and
diffusing the Bible, in connexion with all
theirjvlissionary Stations. Had they done
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