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i v -: s - rer 1L TWO DOLLAItS PER .ANNUM: j - " I-AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL." PAYABLE WITHIN "FOUR MONTHS. BY ORSON S. MURRAY. BRANDON, vWEDNESD AY, AP RIL 2 1, 1841. y:VOL. XIII. NO. 31. 1 ON v Vi . i 1'- -. ii.j POETR Y . 1 For th Telegraph TO MRS. S. F. IfANNAY. t ; h wriltco on reviewing tno scenes paasea wiro SaJiya, on the night of Jan. 28,1830. I Bt Nathan Bkoww. v , ' : m Scotia's strand, what forms are those ' r, W wind along yon Indian dell, - , r ili the pale moon, while evening throws j'er sabbath's liusli her holy spell ? b, (ioldicr, to thy dwelling on, .A' fom"o, lady, to thy slumbers deep, ; Ingle's blast, ere morning's dawn, , nrl cannon's peal shall break thy sleep. I - ,'""" ' t midnight passed the war-shout rung, -mn roof to roof the torches sped, 'e knife and epear, the flames among, nmed fierce with reckless slaughtci red. iliere, defenceless one, art thou, , ; Mve, mid showers of death, thy tread, ifrner work engageth now , o arm at eve thv steps that led. e thee sinks the warrior pale, Ound thee falls the savage foe, Siear thee bursts the widow's wail, lie life-streams like the rivers flow. ' iou wert safe ! , The Lord his shield Bt o'er thee in that hour of strife; - more than thou to Him should yield , e remnant of a grateful life t T f plain and Mrs. llannay are very dear friends 1 the Lord ha3 raised up for us in this lonely rn land. They spent the sabbath evening be lie attack upen Sadiya at our house, and uni itli us in worship, which will expluin the first They are both from Scotland, cutta April 27,1310. E. VV. Bnowjf. MORNING ALL DAY. I ..' . Br W. A. ALCOTT. " I horn the companion, the victim of grief, lain down at night without hope of relief; 'tun in the future not a single bright ray, t ut night, and no morning all day." , sick of the world, 1 have sometimes retreat- ts and glent, and my sorrows repeated ; Shrunk Irom tho souud of my feet by the mbcr by night, and no morning all day. vi'hod oh. how vain! I had wings, and iai th urn! its turmoil, to rest in the sky, gloriiLd spirit, in b'rightost array, ' without ceasing, trt morning all day. !ian?e has conio o'er "me. 1 lift r mv j , a . ...' - . rfd i- all joyous, my sorrows are fled; ti or fortbodings Wset my bright way ; : ' ''''. i'.1' ' ' i ro ma larK, ana lis morning an nay ik for th cause ? The rcplv is soon given ; I learned how to prize the rich favors of ven; ' '" - " " -'.V he the pure air, think, labor and play ; ; . . wheu 'tis night, but have mornhrg all day. I I is now hopeful, I heed not its dangers ; Ji and companions no more seem like Jers;, " , r. . -: -1 ; '., ' kness aiid clouds have long since fled away; H-acc all the night, and bright morning all ah scorns renewed ; my thoughts on swift inns '. ' ',, . '.. ., ..-. e the condition of monarch and minions; nes.all t'iala, instruction convey ; 'v . a not bv nfglit I have morning all day.- ' !io but sleep, whila all nature rejoices, now your slumbers, and join your glad Imt of the robin, that sings from the spray hut or the lark and have morning all day. - on, whrn the lessons of life are all o'er, ey who "now know us, shall know "us no rt,.', ' . ' :'-':.: .''..';. -",'. ' the lastgleoms of twilight have faded away, soar to a world vvhera'tis morning all dav. VERMONT TELEGRAPH. , -M)ON, SATUltDAY, APHIL 17, 1811. . - For the Vermont Tclegrapk. ALCOHOL NOT DESTROYED. ch has been done by the holy infiu f Temperance societies. They ore siabUshed in all quarters of the .diflusingto nil who govern them-' by the principles they advocate, 'ssings of temperance. The Vten k'ngdotn of Alcohol has been invad ,aa army as krge as that of Xerxes, i brave ns the little band ofSpartans i f. tided the pass of Thermopylae. I territory has already been taken Alcohol ; and the Temperance army ''Wished itself, more or less, in a'l oi his extensive dominions. Some p sanguine in the belief that this rid hU family are destroyed, at least fs power is only nominalthat'll ) d a deleterious influence upon some ( soldiers, in the Temperance army. unguarded hour. they have left the 3y under the healthful influence of erance, lb take a short excursion in ; f the unconquercd Provinces of i0'. and thinking of .no'danger'lhYy rm fyto'-.U : 3 with those weapons that are mighty through God, to the pul? ling down of the strong holds of Satan, and soon they were taken, by some of the most 'efficient soldiers' of: Alcohol, and brought before the two principal officers of State, Messrs. Vender and Distiller, and by thpir o rder were executed for high treason tagainst the government of their Royal Master, king Alcohol ! Moreover, this erroneous belief has had such an in jurious effect in some divisions of the Temperance army, that discipline is en tirely neglected, and now they are unable to withstand the force brought against them by the enemy ; and what is worse, they have become so infatuated that they hardly know whether they are the soldieif of Tempera ncs or Alcohol ! Others are so enthusiastic in the belief that Alcohol is destroyed, that from rank to rank it is rehtrated, Alcohol is fallen to lise no morel Now this is a mistake. He is not fallen. He has been gathering strength bv which he has retaken some of the ter ritory he once possessed, and fortified himself therein, stronger than ever. I fear if the army of Temperance do not a rouse, from the state in which they are, and engage, with the decision of an Al exander, their.deadly foe, centuries will pass away before he is entirely destroyed and his kingdom overthrown. That there is as much cause for action in the army of Temperance now as when first organized, is evident to all who know the actual state of thing-s. In 1840, there was consumed it Montreal, (Canada) two and a half millions of intoxicating drinks ! In the city of N. Y., there were more places, then, than in Montreal, in which was sold intoxicating liquors! Indeed, 1840 was a year of intemperance in the U. S. I have no doubt many barrels of hard cider' were drank in the form of rum, brandy, whiskey, &c. &c I And yet the soldiers of Temperance, in many places, are asleep 1 Come, fellow soldiers, arise, and engage in mortal combat with Alcohol! Soon he will be destroyed, if you fight like men valiant for the truth. God is on our" side, and who can be against us if he is for us? t. d. e. March '41. ' The following Address was issued by the Biptist Ministers' Conference, assem bled at South Gardner, "Mass. From the Christian Reflector. LicentiousnessDuty of Ministers . V -, Jan. 1st, 1840. ' Brother G. . enclosed is an article which was read, at a minister s meeting, recently convened at South Gardner. By a unanimous vote of the members nrMMt nnrl niir mpwino- nnn5ll . i , full, it was rennested for nublication in your valuable paper, and in the Watch ' . . . - . r . man. As Secretary of the association, therefore, I take the liberty to forward it to you. G. D. F. Duty of ministers'in reference to the sin of Licentiousness. What course should the minister of the gospel pursue in reference to the sin of li centiousness?" Inspiration says, Isa. Iviii. 1. "Cry aloud, spare not: lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my neopleiheir trans gression, and the house of Jacob their sins." Ezt k. iii. 18. " When I say to the wick ed thou shalt sureiy die f and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to the wick ed to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save .his life ; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand." Also, xxx iii. 6. "But, if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned ; if the sword come and take away any person irom among them, he is taken away in his in iquity: bur his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." I : - We have here two pointy of duty speci fied. ' - -'"''-: V. -'v-:-.v. v- 1. The minisler of Jesus Christ is to lift up his voice like a trumpet." Fie is to sound the sins of the people in their own eats. "He is to V ery aloud and spare not.V Whenever and wherever, and in whom soever, he discovers sin, he is to hold it up to shoio it to the people. He has no right to remain. silent. He cannot do it without proving recreant to the high trust imposed on him, as a minister of the gos pel. ; - :.-; -: ,:: - 2. He is placed as a watchman upon the walls of Zion, and consequently is to be. vigilant against the approach of danger. If he neglect to perform the dutv of a faith ful, vigilant Watchman, the blood of thoie who may perish through his negligence, is to be Tequired at his hand. , : The minister of Jesus Christ is to de nounce all apd everysin- It i3 not SufS cient that he bear his testimony arainst sm in the aosiraci. i uere are certain sins which must be singled out, and held nnin their own pecaliar . deformity; Such is the tenacity with which they are grasped, that in no other.v;ay can the fond embrace be loosed. The minister must 'jE&w the r ccple of God their, transgressions and the house ol Jacoo ineir sins.-: dui h ne on fly denounce sin in generalr how can he do j this l The sins of one community may not :be the sins of another commnitv '-r village, while .it mav ' not in another. liuemperance may snow Us ravages in one Nothing is plainer than that, in order to tu rn the public mind to any particular vice, thai vice, must be presented to the public. The temperance, reformation owe s its or igin and progress to this verv circumstance. 1 he evil of intemperance has been held up, and presented in every variety ofsh ipe ) plete system of Moral Reform, from be and color which talent and genius could j ginning to end ? And is not the minister, devise. And this I conten i is the on I v j who holds up this sin before the neoole successful way to remove any vice what ! Pl'pr ftn n t li a fnnm 11 n It rr ' !' . 11 i nta ir ever from the community. True, we m;i r: hope that, when raea. arc convened, they t will abandon sin ; hut the Christian, and j especially the Christian minister, is to ex- j ert a purifying influence upon society at 1 large. Bui, in order that the minister may.be prepared for the discharge of this dut3r, that of denouncing particular sins, he must, in the first place, know himself what sins exist in the community : and. in the sec ond place, he must, in order to be instru mental in removing them, diffuse informa tion among the people. Take the sin now under consideration. No minister is pre pared successfully to attack it,-unless he knows something, at least, both of the ex tent and the nature of the evil. And he cannot secure the co-operation of his peo ple, uutil they have the same information. It is. evident, then, that in order that the minister watch vigilantly against auv sin, he must endeavor to infi rm himself and his people, in reference to that sin. That Licentiousness is a sin of no com' mon magnitude, if indeed we can speak of! one sm being greater than another, 1 sup pose I need not stop here to prove. The fact that it is prohibited in the dec alogue, that frequent denunciations against it are to be found in the writings of the Old Testament, that the Savior imd his ! apostles often made direct allusions to it, is a sufiicieut proof that God Iooks upon it as a sin of the blackest dye. Solomon says, Prov. vii. 27, " Her house is the way to hell going down to the chambers of death." The Savior says that, " if a man look upon a woman, to lust after her. he hath committed adultery with her aU read tr in hi hu.'iit " -vl ready in his heart Examine the writings of Paul. Look at his graphic description of this sin in the 1st chapter of Romans. And 1 Cor. vi. 9, he tells us that neither 'fornicators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers oi themselves with mankind, shall inherit the kingdom of God. Also, G il v. 19 " Now the works of the flesh ace manifest; which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness," fee. Such waslhe magnitude of the sin as viewed by Paul. But more of this hereafter. No one, who is willing to open his eyes to the fact, can deny thai this sin prevails I to a fearful extent, even in our own hap py community. Let any one examine the reports of the Worcester Insane Hospital, and the number of miserable beings who have become inmates of that institution in. consequence of their indulgence in this shameful vice. During the first six years niter me esiaoiisn meni oi tne Hospital, tne average numoer oi patients iron, mis cause was about ten per cent ; and in th year 1839, the number of cases resulting from this vice - was. twenty-one and a half per cent. So much for the existence and extent of the evil. As to the effects of this vice upon the cause of truth, both indirectly and directly, every one must see at once, from its very mtiM-e, that nothing can present a gre iter obstacle. To describe its .effects in one word, it reduces man, made in the image of God, 10 a brute. ' Yea, to something far more loathsome. It prostrates the vhole man, mental, mcral, and physical. Its legitimate tendency, as testified by those who have long been conversant wi'h its effects upon its miserable victims, is to complete the worst forms of complete idi ocy. - Now it is a plain inference from the known effects of this vice, upon the moral, physical and meotal constitution, that it is exceedingly sinful. Probably, no sin is more closely interwoven into the very ele ments of a fallen human nature than this. OBJECTIONS- 1. But says one, " it is a delicate sub ject. I answer, M to thepure all things are pure.' I claim for the minister of the gospel the same license to speak on this subject, that Paul assumed as an in spired writer. Plainer language, or more direct allusions, never need be used, than are found in his epistles. 2. Says another, " it is a dangerous subject. Now 1 ask, can it be danger ous to speak ol the effect ot any sin Who ever feared to lecture upon intem perance, lest he might excite in his heares an appetite fcr strong drink ? Are the ef fects of this sin so different from those ol every other, that, while scarcely a sin can be mentioned which involves men in so much misery and wretchedness, those ef fects must not be mentioned, lest it excite an ungovernable desire to indulge in it. s A third objection againsr.the spread ot information opon this subject is, that it renders the young acquainted with the vice. That the vounr are not unacquainted with- itv is proved by many known . facts. To keep the young, then, ignorant of the thing itself, is wholly out of the question : In the city "of Hamburgh alone, as stated by Rev. Mr. Mad ay, 60,000 are annually paid into the city treasury for the licensing of person of ill fame.".,; v to. give them information in regard - to itsrsion : ere vou return. You'':knbwL-ou'r effects, is what is noeJed. And this infor - mation is .needed. -not only by the young, dui uy parents themselves ; - indee'd,- it is to ne le ired tnat ministers, ana even medical? men tnemseives, are, in many cases, enm i na I ly ignorant u pon this poiat. ; C-'- i 14.;. But siill it will not do for the minis ter to f reach upon suh a subject as this ! " Let the mioister..l!plf.each;'th?s?Z4,, But What, i ask. is the ffosoel. but a com- ' . I '-:-,- and advocates the "principles of Moral Re-; tnr'm 5 m It o n I U -f 1,1. U I r. form, '-imitating, the example of his blessed Muster and his holy.apostlea ? How can any ambassador for Uiirist, who refuses to give as much prominence to the seventh com nwndment as to any other, feel ; thaj he is preaching- thy whole truth My conclusion, then is, of course, ' that since; the minister is to array himself against all sin ; and, since licentiousness is a sin which is strictly forbidden in the decalogue, is frequently alluded to as such by. the inspired. Writers, and is shown, by its immediate effects upon the constitution, to be, a sin upon which the frown of heav- ! en specially rests, it is the imperative duty 1 r : 1 r- , vi every mmisiei iu uear nis unquaimeu testiihony against it. Moreover, I believe that the prominency given to thisjsubject in the Bible, the im portance of the subject itself, and its direct' beating upon the salvation (destruction) of souls, are such, as to countenance its in troduction into the sacred desk upon the Sabbath. I see not how ministers, who will not preach upon it themselves, nor allow others to in their stead on th Sab-. bath, can consistently read certain poitions lness jn one's habits, illiberal feelings, of Scripture on the Sabbath. ! quarrelsome inclinations, thirst of power, Finally, the importance of the subject inflamed eagerness to have one's wav, is such as demands prominence. Mereeven jn p0jnls of little consequeuces, as alluions to it are not sufficient. A min- iriit aru hnrrlnpcs nf rhararter " ister m iv in this wav o-ive his neonle to understand that he is iu sentiment dnpos- ea i.ie sin; dui no uisunci impressions can be made. He. will not, in this way, convince his people that any specia'1 action is neccessary, for the plain reason that he himself takes no decided stand in reference to it. Lven the oro-slaverv minister at the -..North, may .frequently allude to the oul.;Q. i.., u... ...u.. ,1 siuvci y as tx am, uuu u n il. uurS he effect towards its removal? The fact is, such is the state of public sentiment in reference to Moral Reform, that nothing can be effected by bare allusions to it. To state the conclusion of the, whole matter, then, in plain terms; I believe that every minister of the go&pel is bound by the sacred office which he holds, to be openly, and avowedly, and unqualifiedly, an advocate of Moral Reform : to preach or lecture upon the subject, either upon the Sabbath or at other limes, as circum stances may require, plainly, pointedly, and fearlessly: and to shew himself in reference to this, as well as to all other causes connected with the prosperity of Zion, to bti untrammelled by the fear of man, or a .desire for popularity. MISSION A tt Y From tiie Baptist Register. We are indebfed to Br. Cephas Ben net for the following interesting extracts of letters from missionaries. Ed. Reg. Extracts from a le.ter, elated, Mkrgui, Sept. 12, 1840. Dear Brt. Bennett- The Swinton i dune in last evening, bringing us a par cel of letters ard pipers Irom our native land. In looking over the papers, i was hiippy to see an account of your arrival, not only to. your ' native land, but to the former -de. ightfur scenes of childhood. 1 was no less delighted to learn that your "jeaith had improved, and that you thought of returning to Burmah. I am glad you do not forget ( poor Burmah. How "can one, conversant with her wretchedness, as you are, forget her? I know you will find many things calculated to detain you there, but f hope, in vain. You have the language, and you are greaily needed. Should you not come, the mission may severely suffer. I think of you often, and sister Bennett, and the children, as well as Avung. Tell Avung that I remember him, and want him to come and live with me at Mergui. I have a good zayat now, and I think he would do good here- I hope, my dear brother, that you may do much in aw; kening a missionary spirit. I thought when I was in Ameri ca that 1 said enough on the subject ; but were I there again,' I wou Id close" every sermon by szyinsi: Remember your duly to the heathen. You know what is want ed here : we want more of. the Spirit. Urge our dear friends to pray1 more for the descent or. the Holy Ghost. Lam rsriad you have the privilege of minrinff ui me ucai outieiy ui. vunsiian oretnreri. You muff relish it after so long an ab- sence. I hope you will come back with a full heart, and long live to bless, and i finally lay down your bones on these shores. Do write, and let me know how you get. along, -and when we may welcome- you back again. , May the Lord preserve your and fully restore your health. I am soon off to the beloved iun- ... . . . , . w . j The cause of the Master is advancing. We hope soon to witness the rich harvest so long predicted.' - Piay for me. Pray for the mission. , I see by a: notice you think of working at type. Let others do that, and visit as many ; churches as you caaVTell them of BurmahTs darkness of the thousands and millions on their way to hell. Enlist many prayer for this mis- , trials "Tell the.n to the fear; churches, Tell their; that ihe'tidm'ffs that sometimes ! reaches us, " that the ntissionerv aeelihff seems to be deiinin, and the Board are embarrassed,5' ; dces more to weakvn our hands, ths.n the ravings of the - prince of darkness. I would not intimate that the church is asleep, 1 Our brethren have Sdone nobly. I love to think of them, and pray for them that GoJ would abu.ndant Jy reward them for ail their labors of love to the poor heathen. And I believe they will do more, the more they know the real slat." of things here. Our" united regards It - to sister B. - Affectionately, you rs, , ; - . : -; 1 L. ISGALLS. II E A L T II NEW CATALOGUE fll' DISEASES. . . We commend the following ariicie -to every reader, forthere is much truth in it. Da. Lamb e, in his writings, -considers many little irregularities or deviations from health as diseases, which are , not generally considered as such, because they are so common. "Suchi" he says, " are stammering, frequent yawning and sneezing, great sensibility to the air, teething sickness, nausea, extraordinary watchfulness, disturbed; dreams, 'start ing, talking or walking in the sleep; suffused eyes or eyelids," near-sightedness,- or any other defect of the senses, blackness, on the edges of the teeth, from the tartar transmitted from the stom ach, unwholesome obscure appearance of the skin, absence of mind, laziness, pre- rinititinn of manner, incorrigible fixed 4.6,1,, iicnUrwl" !; h;s Rrtnrn to Nature." ltare msnu people, mat tneir sugntesi. wisn umaies quiculy into an appetite'; and some in dividuals are so harsh and obdurate in their dispositions, that kind words, often repeated, make no impression upon them; but let a spark of anger or of resentment arise in their bosoms, it rushes into a flame, and hurries them on to do perhaps the very action to which the most friendly solicitations were unavailing to eGgage them. These tempers are volcanoes, ever on the point of bursting forth." Library of Health. I . I' It RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY. - INIQUITY AMD A HEETIAG. C o n t i n u e d. II. Such a meeting-holding activity as this discourse is designed to expose is adapted, where human improvement and iv el j are are most vitally concerned, to con found things Hie most incongruous. Few things are as much insisted on in the bi ble as a just discrimination among moral di;tmctions. Jeremiah on one occasion was greatly disheartened amidst the de mands of his office. He knew not how to take another step. Amidst the disgust ing forms of iniquity around him, his con fidence in God was greatly impaired. He was ready, broken-hearted to aban don his work. But vy hat said the Lord ? He encouraged him to enter anew upon his official course with fresh zeal and in creased activity. He desciibed the condi tion on which he might expect tospeak with the authority of the God, who sent him. ' If ' thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth" From a just discrimination among moral distinctions, his words would derive great weight and power. This Jehovah regard ed as all-essential to the fidelity andsuccess of the prophet. In another connection, we are assured, that divine influences de velop and express themselves in making such distinctions clear and definite. f "Then shall ye return and discern be tween the righteous and the wicked, be tween him that ervelh God and him that serveth Him not." The hypocrites a round Him, the Savior once upbraided with a strange and hurtful negligence where just discrimination bad a vital bear- in g u pon thei r character. They were sharp-sighted 'enough where weather- signs were to be.disposed of; but dull as lead where with a little attention they could not but see clear indications of the presence of the Mes- iah. ' Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is. right Whatever goes to confound moral dis tinctions must be of Jiarsh, if not of fatal, bearing, upon character. The Law ol Rectitude is the basis, to which, if good habits are to be formed and maintained; uur icmpi tiuu uui anvnv mu formed. Here . is the model, on which sound character is to be fashioned and ma- tured. The more clearly and fully this model is presented, the higher will be its authority the greater its . power; the more radical and iranstorming win oe its influence upon' the understanding, con: science and heart.: uenie, unaer me.ais pensation.of the Holy Spirit proceed all healthful convictions all well-directed endeavors all sound reformation. - What ever goes to confound .moral distinctions goes to obscure or misrepresent this mod el to bereave it of its authority and-neutralize its power. If roufounded radically and vitally, the model - disappears. VlS'o standard is left, by which jnoral characier, : Jeremiftb, xtl lfr t Malaebi, iii- 19. t Luke( xii.57 can be judged of. - No ground remains on" which' reformatory efforts can be made. As ; good and it?vil right and; wrong are confounded, the wicked can not be con vinced of thtir; wickedness, nor the up right justified in their integrity. " Indeed, the very significance of the words righte ous --and'wic ked has vanished. We are lost in a maze. -: We wander about '.vith- out aim or object amidst .endless' confu sions; the sport of every, idle .wind, of ev ery hap-hazard impulse, s .-.v",-.;-. The positive institutions of religion were designed to subserve the end of mor-' a I distinctions. Hence, they derive their meaning. Apart from this end, they are unintelligible and worthless.1 From this, they derive whatever sacredness we. as- crioe to trrem pecome naiiovved; in the eyes of men. As hallowed things, they are commonly regarded.. . ' The calling ofassembliesthe solemn meeting" -with what reverence thei'. are looked nnon. a ne iempie or ne . ioru, ine puipi;, me communion table all the arrangements and exercises of public-worship how ho ly, they are generally esteemed ! Here men expect to find the standard of Recti tudethe model of -sound character. And what if they find iniquity here excus ed, or countenanced, or justified? What if intemperance or oppression finds a re fuge here What if pride builds here a nest, and prejudice finds here a home? What if a worldly spirit and malignant passions riot and revel here? What if decisive measures to expose popular vices, to raise the depressed, to shelter the out cast, to relieve the oppressed, are discoun tenanced here are pronounced impractic able and "ridiculous ? What if the earn est and determined advocates of freedom of temperance of an effective and com prehensive philanthropy are here grossly misrepresented and spitefully traduced ? And. what if. in the midst of all this, spe cial efforts at saving souls are proposed. Special expedients are hit upon. Meet ings are multiplied and protracted. Zeal flames up on every side. Large success in building up the church is boasted." Scores of converts flock around the com munion table. And all this,,vvhile the in iquity characteristic of the meeting-holders is cherished and maintained ! A few vague, general confessions are made as a thing of course. But eulogies on wine drinking remain unrevoked arrange mentsj to tempt the vicious and increase intemperance stand firm their injured outcast is spurned as contemptuously as ever church processes and decisions vio lative of the simplest principles of justice are not so much as called in question -and the cruel exclusion of the cause of the oppressed from the pulpit passes unex posed, uncondemned.. Iu one word, iniqui ty and the meeting move on hand in hand! Thus things the most incongruous, and just there, where human improvement and welfare are most ; vitally concerned, are strangely; confounded .! How on such ground, can sound characterise produced? How even understood? - And what must be the various bearing of all "this?. What, upon those, who amidst the general excitement are reckon ed converts? Here is one, who has all along been driving hard after the y.oi Id an eager, greedy earthling. -'.-He -finds in the church and among those, who are ac tive in extending its limits and controlling its movements, -sordid worldlings; bap tized indeed, but sordid woriJKnejs still. Will he, thus countenanced break friend ship with the world, which he has long worshiped? W"i!l the slave of artificial ity the victim of respect of persons strug gle to throw off his bonds on entering a community where such bonds are Worn by way of ornament and held to be quite rnnsistent with . Christian liberty ? Will the convert who had all along been a wine bibber eschew the dangerous draughts beneath a polp.it, -whence issue eulogies on wine-dri iking 2 Or will he,who had been a slaveholder, who had sold his fellow-men and lived unon the price of Hood, enter a church broken-hearted for his sia, where the sin of slavery is denied or pal liated ? In the midst of good earthlings, good rum-sel!ers,good wine-drinkers, good friends of slavery -in the mid&t of such odd combinations, such gross incongrui ties, such inexplicable confusion, what standard can be found, by which sound character, may be formed and matured ? If these things are consistent with the Law -of Rectitude with Christian habits, the Law of Rectitude must be a loose affair Christian habits mast be any. thing or nothing, adapting themselves, to the hu- mor or convenience of thethonghile?s,the II1V010US, me acijisu. Ainiusi. &UCJ1 in Eulogies on tcine-drinkingZl -TbU allusion will be understood bf thosa, upon wbora a long paper was inflicted, first in the church and their ia ths presbytery, to sfcow &mmg other tbins, that the Savior miraculously produced a large quantity of fermented wine at the yreddin in Cand of Galilee, . and left no small part of it , behind Jiira doabttea fuY the bauefit of the new-marned couple ! j To those, wbe are -familiar wish the history of the I emperance reform in LWhuesboro and espe' ciatly to those, who IwtTe exerted l!iemelvea to dry lip those fountains of dpalh amoag us, where mtox icatins d. ink ia sold, ihu must be p&uifullv intelli- H You don't go to the' negro-churcb : nd faror . the negro school, do yea T . - - . .r; - ' I did eay, that slarehpldin; waa not in itgelf ' in all cases, and in ita own nature, s sin. I hold , K coma nninuvi rwiwl ami t biive I tthnll alwnrl hold it so looar as my eyes and ears ana intellect remain. In Ibis I am, happy to say I agree with. -the rreat mas3 of the most pioua and iuteUizent Christians in .'America? " " 1 saKl that 1 did- not .,' consider th subject ( slavery s conning withia ' liae houndaof the Gospel,. ana that therefore tb ' people Jieed not ex'pct tobear roe decant upon it. , - Though I thould not prea-eh vpen xlfrvery mytelf, nor introduce any agents far Shot purpose" Set Rev. David L. Ugdent Keeies, pp. 9, 10. i 4- v - -.