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BY ORS'ON S. MURRAY YERMONT TELEGRAPH. "HllANDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1810. LOTIIBPPOA INDUNP' The Tacts disclosed id the communication below, in relation to fho extermination of the aborigines of liiis country, are not onlr a foul blot on the chris tian name, but a gross scandal on human nature, ft Is another part of the fame horrible crusade that ii now tnakin; use of blood-hochds for the extir patioo of anotherorlion of these noble sons of the fcieit. Chr'utimi! Christian!! Listen to the UieecUSngs of these savages no called that your Mow ckrutian,by name, cease to poison, and in foriate their sarage brethren with liquid fire ! Lis to, and be,aahamed for your race. Be in prayer u God that such a nation as this" may be bro't to $ft&y repentance. Tbank tba writer for this communication. Hope to bear from him again. lovrk Territory, Feb. 20, 1840. Mr. Murray i For more than twenty years I have been a wanderer, but have never ceased to remember wiih affection green hUJs, and rugged, mountains of ray nauve aiate; ana have often turned an eye of hope to the fastnesses of Ver mont, consoling myself with the wish that, should the fate of the cities of the plain overwhelm the south ani the west, I might once more escape to thj scenes of my childhood, and breathe the air of free dom, amidst the homes of freemen. For years I have felt that freedom of speech and of the press were, though among the boasted constituents of my birth-right, things which I did not possess in perfec tion. I can not speak , and write and print, as a son of the Green Mountain State should do, because the heavy hand of the dominant party in politics, is over me and alter reiterated crushings and re- tutb'ttj m. cannot out leel in mv . l . l . . . . . " 'v Hi' - willil t fin. Your paper I have 1 lideredas unshackled and manly at least h I a . - - I u anv other, and when th iJl i . o i pat up within me has struggled for vent, .7; 7 .s a.1 yurLcolm"3 might fiujrd a channel thrnnrrk vKt.k , .. .affjrd a channel through which to un- burthen my full soul. Can you and will you speak one word for the crushed, op pressed, insulted and fast wasting remnant of our Indian neighbors? Or will the strong grasp ohuman power, (the pow er which we ourselves as the freemen ol the United States in virtue of our elective franchiza create, and for whose exercise vtare accountable) throttle you and sup- Tlteu VOUr Voice of remonstranr-P nnrl f 9 --------ba w va wamg, as it has heretofore that of your wrtrorthy correspondent? At nil m0 " V I VII luve mused long and despondingly, and feel authorized to unburihen myself it but 10 your private ear, though I would be glad that the citizens of my native State might also hear my voice of warning and admonition. I have sojourned long, and traveled widely among our slave-holding oad indian-hu'nting States, and Territo ries of the South and West; and the black cloud of vengeance' which twenty" years "?o appeared to my eye but as a man's hand, now overspreads the whole heavens and is, I cannot but fear, fraught with im pending ruin to our beloved land. But I may not enlarge, because I need all the space mv sheet or yours can afford far f'iclt. if these will hot speak to the hearts of our fellow citizens and awaken n'redeeming, self-acquitting energy within them, declamation certainly will not. Permit me. therefore, to frive vou! m inebrieest'possible form, some account of ne trioo oi emigrated Indians, now resi dent in the western portion of Iowa. The sketch will necessarily include inci dental notices of other tribes, and mostly of those indigenous to the soil they now occupy, among whom the former have been introduced' by the fostering hand of " eai ratner, xne executive ol the Uni'etT States. ',The Potowattomies of Illinois and Michigan, including n few O'Jawasnnd Chippewas.as is weli known 13 your intelligent reader?, hy several Jreaties held ot St. Josephs, Chicago, Milwauke, and other placts near thp outh end of ;Lake flchigan, ceded to United States their lands in that coun ,r7. accepting, in ( lieu, a tract of 5,000, W on the east bank of the Missouri riv er.nd north of the State of Missouri, to gether with large cash annuities and very 'taril allowances as is customary in such tases for agricultural improvements, Khools, &c &c... Oh, that I could make you understand, how these treaty stipula J'oos have been carried into effect ! ! But te task would be hoDeless.; None hut ,iri eye witness can know or understand to "nai extent the benevolent designs of the WeLf the Uoiled Stales n their large oa liberal benefactions are frustrated, and ij-orse thnn defeated, by the Tnanner of aeir application I appeal unhesitating ly to every christian missionary and every jnintercsted man. on or beyond the Indian frontier; , in , support of the position, that the millions annually expecded by the States for the alleged object of. carrying Qto effect Indian treaties, would for afl Purposes of practical benefit to- the tribes incomparably better applied werothey Junk lo tbe depths of the sea. But to re" VJrn 10 lne Potowittoraies, whose remov Jl to the tract they now occupy, as you probably well aware, cost" the Gov glnftmCnlivrnore lhan 2000,W of dollars, goa after their arrival in their new fMlhey respectfully solicited their . Qu lhe Apartment of filrapnt u ;y.."inSlon I0.r the Tul- aujirs at wasni . vi wa ineir ireaty stipulations t ia a du&ranr lL r :J ' 1 fc i . 6lty is belter than nivown. tn u ,,.. :lwr o my oo. to know what -r CO. Tit. ' ' ' " ' ' " ii ' ' ' SPEL. I P A V A B LE W I T H I sfToU R Mo t it as promised the agricultural assistanr-A cessary to enable them to resume, their la bors for support of themselves and fami lies. They were answered among other things, that a large invoice of looms and spinning wheels had been purchased with their money and stored at'Sr, Louis, and as there was not a pound of wool, flax or cotton, or other spinable material in the nation, they were requested to go south and examine the country west of the State of Missouri and see whether it would not suit them to become a member of Elder M Coy V congregation of Indian States about to be erected in that delightsome land of woodless plains and waterless riv ers. The Potowattomies made the desir ed exploration, and through their intelli gent Chief,, B. Caldwell, Piensh Le IerVPahdegoshub, and others, answer ed. trut they were content with the lands they had acquired by former treaties, and atgalrn,JfSpeclfu,ir a,d confidingly urred the fulfilment of those treaties on the part of tae United States. Through an indi vidual then with them as agent -of" the Government, they made many most earn est appeals, that whiskey, the great bane of their race, the deadliest of all their en emies, might be kept from them. At the suggestion of some of their principal chiefs they farmed a temperance society, on the principle of total abstinence from all that can intoxicate, which numbered among its members by fir the larger patt of the leading men in ihM tri. 0,t when the great ..dominant" power, which Pill..!. n 1 1 L.. F J . . - .M.C3 an m maian country with a rod of iron and by some other instrument (prob ably the ballot box) exerts a paramount sway at Washington when this ffreat sovereign authority, I say, demanded li censo to trade among them, the reply of .vj iriiue amonor them th rpnh nf n . f . o -.tjvc.ij was, --io, tell U Pn Tr""' p'en ot wh,ske-v .,, we Know he has plenty of whiskey - wvw, uuu n we wan l it we -tan fn there and buy. Our determination is. not w nav any v sellers amon ThiJ M l . . ----- uittus niiuwii ai Washinston. it was forth that the perilous condition of the Osao-es . ine presence ot an humane and intelligent agent necessary among them, and the individual who had. been instru mental in giving utterance to the anti ium sentiments of the rhipf his travels to the Neosho.' Th tomies, mean time, annlied thomplvoc cording to their ability, tn nrorMratlAnd. cultivatinor their lands, iustlv nnnrnA. ng that their small domain of 5 mill w acres, hemmed in as it. is. Kv hnrAa r Perful and hostile hunters, would not afford earn e enough tn f,A iham e year's nro visions a lln-of1 h,r States shouM be expended. It is but just ice to mem as a people to say that at this time, their conduct in all their intercourse wun tne lew whites in th rnnnim .o conciliatory and judicious, and that'they were rapidly establishing habits of friend ly intercourse and onnd imdprsin.v with all. even their herprlitarv onan;a - - ..... , .IIVIitO me ium, wnose ae:egates they received with Hnrlnto anA li'.m:., t : .p . - uuu v4oiniascu in saieiy. Let us now turn a le.nf. D n fl rrlo rna of their present state. I ennv iu journal of a gentleman of character and veracity, an intimate friend of their prin cipal chief, who is now, and has for a long time been resident amon? them. W ivhnw name I withhold, lest the strong hand of power should crush him for'havinc an eye to see, and a heart to feel, and a pen to write. Some slight peculiarities in the di ary will be explained by a knowledge of the fact, that the author speaks and writes English as an acquired tongue. i'OTOWATTOMIE NATION, ) ; -Jan. 7, 1840. Most Dear Sir and Friend I hn journal of the most remarkable events wnicn take place around us. They are rather of a gloomy nature, distrusting and discouraging. I intend, however, tn o-ir you a short sketch of these, and I dare say your rearret of h.3vincr left. thr Hnnn. cil Bluff, ' when beinsr made acauainted with the abominations of the nlare will instantly vanish. . May 10. Maj. D. held a council at Bellevue with the Pawnees An In', waylaid a Pawnee,' took his scalp and e3- a r l . - sr- -.. capea. fdiato the fawnees a hnndrprt dollars in goads for the body, obtained the honorable title among his own people, of a distinguished brave and warrior. 12. Majors . JD. . and D. held council with the Potowattomies. and nronnsed an exchange of country. The Indians unan imously refused to treat, and declared n. on the wampum belt, (equivalent to an oath amonsr the whitesl that a sreat m- jonty of their brethren being absent, they couia not ana would not enter into anv ' ni . J engagements. inev expressed, in the meanwhile, a desire to see all f.irmr treaty stipulations fulfilled,, Whils. form-. er engagements on the part ot the Uovern ment were postponed from year to year, ( they had no inclination whatever to enter tuvu a new ujrjjain. : -24. A war party of Saucs discovered three : lodges, of .Omawhaws on: the head waters of the Boyer, consisting of nine men and. twelve women. Their friendly invitation to smoke was accepted by the latter, for they believed them to ba Pntn. wattomies. The men were treacherously murdered by the Saucs. and , the women lead into captivity; Danced nine da vs a'uuu ,uo caip post-in me great Sauc vu,abe- Vreai "urrah tor Indian braves I 45.. .Two ,. Potowattomies were killed 27. Throe r.. .. j . the Missouri Supposed to be drunk. " ' 1"lAftUUa- WEDNESDAY. putt. 1 ,l84r ' . . z: . ... will VII :v ! ,.28' A Potowottomie was poisoned on u t vlfcCilt wmisi-urunK. Many ot these Indians appear to be well versed in the knowledge and. use of poison ; tbey apply it with a wonderful skill against those they find in their way. 30. Arrival of the steamer, Wilming ton, with provisions. A war of extermi nation appears to be preparing around the poor Potowattomies. In the face of treaties and assurances of protection against, all foes, fifty large canoes have beorHanded ready charged with the most murderous grape shot, each containing thirty gallons, videlicet, whiskey, brandy, rum, alcohol. The boat had not left its moorings when the skirmishes commenc ed. After the fourth, fifth and sixth dis charges, the confusion became great and appalling. In all directions men women and children were seen tottering and fall ing. The war whoop the discordant drunken Indian's song, cries, savage roar- nigs, lurmeu tne martial chorus. , Quar rel succeeded to quairel, a-shower ofle "ihin. L thr . -Sr V8 th" d. Th.oInK m.Hhri, nSVnLlhree mission families des- blows soon followed. The r.lnh. th fm" ahawk, spears, butcher-knives brandished together in the air. Strange! Astonish ing I ! In this dreadful affray a man only was drowned in the Missouri, another se verely stabbed,, and several noses lost (the prominent point you well know Poto wattomies particularly aim at in their drunken frolics.) I pass over in silence, for fear of being too long, a whole series of minor scratches, cuts, bites, bumps bruises, breaking of arms and legs, the loss of teeth, eyes, ears, fingers, and many other numerates. I shuddered at the deed. A squaw offered her little boy for sale, four years old, to the crew of the boat, for a few bottles of whiskey. I know, from good authority that upwards of eighty barrels of the. abominable stuff are on the line of the State ready, to be nroil T ht in HI tku ..i . o - us iic.At. payment. io a"- ent here seems to have the power to put the laws in execution. Poor sio-n of the times ! 31. Drinking continues. Drunkards with by the dozen. Indians are selling horses, blankets, guns, their all, to have a lick at the canoe. Four dollars a bot tle! Plenty at that price! Detestable traffic! ! ! June 3. A woman with child, mother of four young children, was brutally mur dered this morning at the Issue House Her body presented a most horrible spec tacle of savage cruelty. She was literal ly cut up. 4. Burial of the unhappy woman. Among the provisions placed in her grave were several bottles of liquor. Not a bad idea, if all had been buried alone with her. - 5. A Sauc killed by a drunken Poto wattornie. The murderer, after the per petration of the deed, was mortally wound- w-ny . nis own father-in-law. Indian method ot redressing wrongs. 6. Rumor. Four lo was,, three Poto wattomies, one Kickapoo are said to have been killed in drunken frolics. 7. Attempt at murder. A Pnt.,.. roie was discovered while in the act of Killing nis aunt, our next neighbor. Timely assistance . a knock down pre vented him. 11. Another Bluff accident. Severe scalding. An Indian drew his knife to stab his companion, when another friend without the least ceremony or hesitation, poured over the aggressor's head a full kettle of boiling soup. The unhappy man escaped death narrowly lost all his hair, and will, asjong as he lives, present a melancholy appearance among his kind red. '. ; . . ( . .. . 15. A monster in human shape, on the Mosquito, a savage, returning home from a nights debauch, wrested his infant son irom the breast ot his mother and crush ed him against the post of his Iodofi , 17. Pekachahbe, another Mosquito Po- lowauomie, snot an Indian through he thigh, merely for the pleasure of killino- and finished the unhappy man with the ouu oi nis gun, literally pounding the head to atoms. The nephew of themur dered indivividual, as a matter of course, stole up to Pekachahbe's camp, found him' lying down apparently composing himseli to sleep, and shot him instantly hro' the head. This whole affair was settled within a tew minute's time. 18. Arrival of Sub-Agent Mr. C. His presence seems to keep the whiskey sell ers in some awe. 4 Don't know what he might or will do.' The best is to secure all the liquor in cages (Q,r Cashes) all went at it. . The many murders commit ted act powerfully upon the minds of the Indians. They "begged the agent in coun cil to prevent the poison from being bro't to them. 20. A youog brother of Mr. killed the assistant blacksmith of the Potowattomies, a Mr. Chase, an old man He shot him through the head whilst asleep. Some previous quarrel had ex isted. - : . - .. .. :..:.' - J uly 6. A fatal rencounter took place lately between the Omawhaws and Sioux of different bands originating in the steal ing of a few horses by the latter. About forty are said to have been slain'on both sides.; -,; -r ., .-. - 7. The son. of the Prophet of the Kickapoos killed the blacksmith of the na tion.. It is said the white man was the aggressor. v,:; vj , .. ...' Aug. 8. Arrival of the Steamer, St. Peters, with the annuities. v , On the 15th, the ninety thousand dol lars were divided to the Indians. Great gala. , Wonderful scrapings of traders to obtain their Indian credits.. zmrrrr : ...... vui ai i. nu. -'n iidsarf !n-hey ""nk - l ,P aceS -T by whole barrels and sold even by white uen m the presence of the ajent. Var on loads wish vh;ejj.a o:.,1 j;i r- , " a-1- mure uaiiy irum the settlements and along with it the very j i.u Ik IUC ICI v oregs of our whito noi'hu-o "c the mountain, a V ' U-7SC,S worse Th I v unk"ds' pobleraand to th eroand 1 rlTaV? brohl m7o mote noses were bitten off, and a score of u aer horrible mutilations have taken place. One has been murdered. Two women are dangerously ill of bad usae. Aug 15. Arrival of 200 Dragoons borne OLtoes accused ol depredations on missionaries and other whites made pris oners. r . Oct. The Otto blacksmith left the sta tion. One of the farmers left some time before." The journal proceeds with its detail of uutrage ana violence, stating among oth- tined to the Pawnees and Omahaws are still at Bellevue, where two at least of them have been several years alreadyl waiting for their respective flocks to be more settled and steady ! As well wait tor the Missouri to become less turbulent Rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis. It speaks also of the death-bed of Rev. Mo ses Merrill, who perishes like a true sold ler. endeavoring to sustain the banner of the cros? among the thrice savage Ottoes, and the more than thricesavage abomina tions of the American fur trade. Religious Miscellany. From the New York Observer. Smluent Piety Requisite in Candldatea for tne Ministry, The mere increase of numbers is not sufficient; higher qualifications are need ed than have commonly been found in candidates in our day : especially a deep and abiding conviction of the truth as it is nv. Jesus, and a constraining sense of the love of Christ, habitually,-on the mind. One minister of eminent piety is worth many whose piety is feeble, "and their religious course unsteady. False religious ways have ministers enough. When there, was but one prophet of Je hovah, there were four hundred priests of Baal, and more than as many more of Ashtarotb, or the Groves. The temples of the Pagans in India and China swarm with ministers, all of whom are support ed at the public expense. Where mon asteries exist, they are commonly crowd- t-u, auu me religious orders ot the Rom isn cnurcn tind devotees enough. Vari ous motives induce men to consecrate their lives to a lalse religion. Some are influ enced Dy a love of ease and sensual indul- gence; dui doubtless, the far great num bers by religious motive; that is, by the bidding fonce of superstition. The mass of the people are easily brought under the muuence oi superstition, but with much difficulty brought to take an interestlin the doctrines of truth, and the pure wor ship of God. No people in the world manifest so much indifference to the reli gion m which they have been brourh up as they who have been educated in I pure system of Christianity. Many Protest ants have very little esteem for their reli gion, and very little veneration for the sa cred office of the ministry. In most re ligions, the ministers of the altar stand high on account of their sacred nffi. and parents deem it an honor for their iu uc luvi'ieu wuu ii: put raani' persons, among us. a little exalted nluu the common run of men, are resolutely averse to have their sons become nra,i,. ers of the gospel. Indeed, thev are apt io minic mat a young man who miirht shine in the senate, or. at the bar, throws himself away, if he becomes aj minister of the gospel. This shows how tempo ral things predominate in the minds of worldly Christians, over those which are eternal. It is a thing very favorable to the purity of the ministrv am, .,, ,- it promises little to attract young men of xvonuiy principles. I hey who enter it must do so on the principles of faith and self-denial. They must expect to stru. file wiih privations, not snfnr..-l J3.. other of the learned professions: and they uoi. wan lur incir.nunor ana reward in another world, where thev thai shall shine as the brightnes'of the fiirma- menf, and they that turn manv to r;rrh eousness, as the stars forever and ever." By eminence in pietv. is not mpnt traordinary views and extotic frames, bati a deep and conscientious regard to the au- thnrlt.. 4 1 .. f o. clan A . r . i 'n.j , . . . ".v.itjr auu xioiy ui vnnsr, ouch a "vciuv uuijuii oi me n.eapcmpr i.-mn. i nvinor m ease and luxuru. Young men, who have been regularly j J I euucaied in the doctrines ot our standards and accustomed from infmcy to habits of regularity, sobriety, and industry, are far more likely to make exemplary pastors, when truly pious, than such as have been brought up in vice and ignorance, al though they may be truly converted from their sins, and may possess a flaming zeal. Those who have the selection and recom mending, of young men to be taken up and educated," have a solemn responsibili ty; and on lhi3 point," there has been great indiscretion. Many youths have been taken from the plough and ihe shop, and placed upon the funds of the church, who after -spending years at school, and dom, as leaves the person no time nor in- 2??' " 'et Somf mesrcocous of ,m clinatiou; to think of growing rich, or of SSrS i ""IJ "P W.hat l- .. . t ul i 1USI nave rpen Ihd wisho arA QrMm ieipeSdin many hundreds, xvould be bet ler -turned to tlir original, humble, bu useful and honest occupation, lhanHo be brought into the minisrrv. Thev had it neither such pietv nor talents as should "dve inaucea their triends to recommend them to Education Boards. Many seem jw emertam the toolish opinion, that f you can makea minister of any man, he will of.corse ch more useful, than in a No opinion can be more to entertain the foolish opinion, that if you erroneous; even in the new countries, a pious layman ol plain understanding, is far more useful than the same man, cloth ed with the sacred office. I have known some laymen who could speak fluently on religion, and pleased the multitude, but I never knew a lav preacher, who did not diminish his respectability and influence by holding forth in public. Neither is it commonly advisable for men who have I l . oeen long in another profession, to become ministers ; they ar sure to bring with them the technical habits of their for mer, pursuits. It is a good genera! rule, and scriptural, for every man to abide in the calling in which h w mil. ed. And th ere M nn lnwflll nrnToemn in JiU,vjJiUll 1U which a person of eminent piety may not be very useful ; and surely, piety and tal ent are. needed "in other "callings beside the ministry. Some may thin that in stead of wishing to increase ministers, the tendency of my remark is, to discourage men from entering the sacred office. I confess, that I am more solicitous to have those that aspire to the ministry, suitably qualified, than to have it filled ever so full with unqualified men. The necessi ty of eminent piety in ministers, need not be proved by labored argumentation. No body denies it. The wicked world ex pect it; and as far as external conduct is concerned, exact it. Let the guide of souls be what he professes Jto be, a man of God, thoroughly furnished to every good work. Let the youth who aspire's to this office imbibe the pure and humble spirit of the gospel. Let him make thor ough trial of his prudence, sobriety, and oiauutiy, ueiore ne oners himself. Let his iriends also be free and faithful with their friendly counsels to inexpe'ienced youth. Rather let them, at first lean to the side of discouragement than the con trary. Many more are pushed forward, who should remain in the back ground) than are retarded or hindered, when they should go forward. Let it be remember ed that the most deserving will common ly be the most reserved and diffident. We should be cautious of encouraging a for ward, self-confident youth to think of the ministry. At any rate, he should be re pressed for the present. He mav Ipafn by sore experience, his own weakness, and want of wisdom. Bring forward the timid, the' reserved, and diffident youth, who needs to be taken by the hand and encouraged. But before any one is rec ommended to be supported by the funds of the church, let a fair trial be made of his capacity, at home. Let his first pro bation be in his father's cottage, or in his master's shop. There is too much en couragement given to young men to lean on the arm of charitv. It would h f;ir better to cast them for a while on their own resou rces. The er .KwT . , have made nre not mere thenri- a An Enlightened Heathkv R many of the more enlightened htthone a Divine Instructor was ardently dpslr' In illustration of this, the language of Plato has been often cited; nor is it easy to conceive of any thing more conclusive and striking than his picture of Socrates apvismg nis pupil to torego the usual sac rifices until a teacher should he sent from on high. In another place, speakin of L. " a a . ucii an inspired teacher, he represents, with prophetic sagacitv and Dreeisinn. mat -ne must be noor. and void nfo qualifications but those of virtue alone: .1. a tnat a wiclced world would not bear his instructions and reproofs; and therefore within three or four years after he began to preach, fhe would be persecuted, im prisoned, scourged, and at last be put to death." In this remarkable behold the divine philosopher, rising from a mournful survey of human ignorance, turning wiih an air of despondency from every earthly resource, yet eagerly thirst ing for a knowledge of God, and virtue, and futurity, till his thirst grows into a desire for celestial aid, and his desire ma tures to an anticination. and even a nr. diction, which God was actually intending to Idlhl. And in uttering the desire which his words disclose, we may take it for granted, he was clothing the thoughts nfn . r o - thousand bosoms, venting the secret anri cherished longings of unnumbered hearts. If we. ihourrh standing in the radiance of the "Sun," which ha3 since risen on the wjc o i . . . . . I - . v . . .jv, ..- Mn..&. uli cvuilun UnnS nf thnp ii'hn i'ith loon noponm. ot their existence, were sitting in dark ness and the shadow of death? ris"s Great Teacher. ' . Dr. liar- Public, Worship in France. Ap propriations are made by government for 1840, of 34,491.300 francs to the Roman Catholics; 959.000 to the Protestant com munions; and 90,000 to the Jews. The Roman Catholics have 35,271 ecclesias tics in active service. The Protestants have 397 pastors of the Reformed Com munion; and 232 of the Lu'.heran. The Jews have 103 rabbis. Whole population of France is 33,540, 910. The Protestants are more than 1,-200,000. Paris has no Sabbath. It is the day of the god of this world. It has about 2000 Protestant hearers, and fourteen faithful sermons are presented there every SaLbath oay. xutirht hnndri -i;m . ath schools two-thirds of them are Ro- wiau vaiuoiics. L 2?oSfi 8 -NaviSal0 Wand there are 23,000 natives receiving Christian in- school's conuun 3000 children. In the Georgian Islands, an interesting revival !i,?,0rlhaibee? witnsed,Bnd many added to the churches. And in the Soci- , ety Islands the congregations are very large. How great the change efiWd oy the progress of trmh ! r the sea, within a few years I What . blessed illustration of the gospel as th power of God in the divine renewal ot de praved human nature! Morals of Christian axd Moham medan Governments. It is remarka ule, that while nominally r!hriM; ernments are licensing the sale of poison ... vi amcui spirits tne govern ment of Turkey is prohibiting tLe culti. vation of poison. It is stated that ihe Ot toman government has dispatched into all the districts in which opium was cultivat ed, firmans addressed to the governors requiring them to cause grain to be sown in all the fields, which have heretofore been appropriated to the production of that drug. v The Missionary Institute at Basle Switzerland. This Seminary, which during the life of the venerable LIumhardt, sent into the field of Mission ary sacrifice and toil, so many faithful men continues in a highly flourishing condition. Dr. Blumhardt "has been sue ceeled in the superintendance of the in stitution by Dr. Hoffman, who ia repre seated as possessing eminent qualifications for the stanon having made the Subject of Christian missions the study of his whole life. West Indies. Th missionary intel ligence of the Unitnd R there has been a visible improvement in attendance on nuh u wnrth;n r , "w.ump, buu iiicreas- eu eao-erness m ipm t a ,l . . Votod. anion? the coin . . , w.wv. ,ivpU1ani.u, since their emancipation: and that the work of instruction on the mrt nfih. and of Ihe missionaries of nil t:ons, is carried on with unabated vior. ocvcrai cnurcnes, and nine new school houses were built at th stations of th. United Brethren in 1837. Two-third of the expense of th . . . - w . uvucs wus iur nished by government. Cape Vincknt. N" v a .- . . ii interest ing workf grace commenced at ihis place, with sudden nmvor .k :i die of September last; and about seventy- u i" i a me iruits. 'ihe wc uas oeen arousec;, purified and strengthened, and many of the youth and some heads of lamilies gathered into the Balti MORE. It nnnwr it... til-i IZ J "' "i f adelphia Episcopal Recorder, that the re- . : uaiiiuiure nus reached ih. v,m. rnnl hu Telcnea the Lpis- uupai cnurcn, upwards of two hundred nave been confirmed in iwo of their churches,, within a few weeks. The American Board of Commission ers for Foreign Mission. r ing a printing eSinhi;,h. ' ' AT ?rna' , -, . .o - iiwii uu printer to the mission of the Reformed Dutch "m r 15ana 01 Borneo. I he.Ujptist churches ,'n th,-. c... . port a scene of general reliWn, n,e- Ity.. i""-j- Volume Distribotion in the Cut different' 'i Md to the diflerent churches m the city, met in the Depository on Monday evening last, and the bound volumes of the Society. in a noon the work was commenced,"and by dred libraries znd a thousand single vol umes, xvere sold-in all about four thou sand volumes; and h not .i iurd PLm f tbe cily ha been, vis ited. This shows what can be done by private members of th k u . . 3 hey engage ,n any good work with eu- "eulluc" zi'vosion Recorder.. Communicative Nirror r TiANiTY.-It is interesting to look not On ly at the COmmuniratlv- ru.: lanity with respect to the diffusion of knowledge, but to th nrnKaM- norm.... cy cl us influences, compared with that of ancient kingdoms. Take Egypt for ex-' ample. The wisdom of the Egyptians proFeroiai, yet how little has ihe world profited hv them. Thev nprpAn the people, and their wisdom died with mem. i ne wonu, instead ol being taught by them, sends her wise men to -spell out wnai mey lavugui ana sau, irom their hi eroglyphs. Concerning the knowledge nhiob these emblems were intended lo impart. " Destruction and Death s,y, Ya have heard the fame thereof with ouf ears. We think of Chompollion in a mausoleum ' lying on his back, far. up under ihe roof sketching the mystic signs. So pas.ea the wisdom of this ivorid which knew not -od. Hill, any ..nation which receives and retains Chri j uvvauic tx desert, and its places of sepuhured grand- ' io me iooi-wii ol the solitary and adventurous traveler., searching what manner of lime, the indentures of us caes and ruins indicate f We- beliere it nn