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A FAMILY NnffSPAPEn, DESIGNED TO BE A GENE UAL REPOSITORY OF POLITICAL, AGRH<URAL, DISCUSSIOXAL, MOKAL MISCELLANEOUS AND ENTERTAINING READINGS. TvK ipiirjr; a c. rjE jk.vs mi v. j KVTlj.l.ViP) If. J.Vtitj IS 2 9, 1943. VOL. 10 XV.UBF.K 3. riu: herald FablUbtA trtry Thursday Marainf. ItWI-MI YEAR. , enrwd, dMe juAicmJcm Joor 91,75 " i m parlagts,or taltn tit the offitc, 81, W) - $1.50 , , iilicrfif;25 rtnls aided if not then paid t .-trtity ti t I llagc tamer, - $2,00. !r turybody ; 'Encoara.T lonr Own." ssji'-!.l-uj - , a ler-tspendence of the iY. 1'. Observer, MY FAREWELL TO HOME. MoNTun an'i (Tnrnand'Caronne,) ) 13 February, 1843. $ f from Mr ttntlUt, formerly' curate tj-e.f t I teho niif has renounced popery, e ' i the titlii of a namnhlet published, a frw ia. tn a wrmrr priest who has been convert- ' I dxtrmes of tho Reformation ll con-1 trsr. interesting d tails on the Hate of the church Sometimes the nuthor employs, ticw. rather harsh and bitter expnssious; . vai ks pojiery now nnd then with too much n e but it is easy to make allowance for his -Minn when wc know the wanton abuse and i uri'in ho suffered from the priests after his k - 'i 3ti W vicnr-gcneral even called htm an .near apottate and a monster in tho very pul nhcre Mr Rrtiitto had long instructed his It Christian charity however would have '"J long and been kind even under such in- II!' fore cnlerin? on an analysis ofthis namnhlct. hill be well to say n word on tho condition of a of tho Romish clergv m Franco. Many 'its nre tired of the Romish yoke, undeceived icaru to tho errors oi their religion, ami inuig tut thearrognnce of the bishops. Thev con. it to perform the duties of their priest-hood, be- s they Have not lailh anJ courago enough to up their means of subsistence, and cxjiose their jes to disgraco : but in private conversation i v often vent their disgust with popery, and if umstanccs were more favorable, it is not doubt ' ist several of them would throw (hcmflvrs t the arms of tho Reformed church. Whilo eve of a strancor nonorv seems calm and hccteii. it is torn with dissensions. Its unity is ly apparent, not real. Tho Romanists pretend it ihey arc gaining ground Yes, so far as rc- irds external ceremonies; not in impressing tho iirt ami conscience. The old Romish traditions harJIy kept alive, and even those who tench I-rn to the people frequently show great nversion them. I Mr F.dicard Bruit le is u striking example. ri' 1'iwing isn bnet sketch ot tho changes his n ..' ii. intents liavu undergone. KrVewas born in 1799 nt Nancy. His father, cntircr in the army ol iNano con. rravo him a jry education ; but at tho ago of sixteen ho It strong inclination lor an ecclesiastical career. I'. accordingly entered a popish seminary, and fn pursued his studies. Here an incident occurred which shows the i liancr in which young men are trained in these Lmaancs. Mr uruiite had some doubts of the kt'h of some of the Romish instructions; he could tt understand how the nope could be the infalli- lo ln-al of iho Catholic Church, nor how Rome luid have a right to set up so many nrticles of urn 'TUica are not in the word ot Uod. Distress- i tviib these doubts, ho frankly told them to ono f his professors. And would vou know what an- er theso professors made? You suppose nor- pps that they removed his doubts by sound and jt'at reasoning. You think perhaps that the Is means of answering objections is to offer good umrnls. Just so : but tho professors in Rom- i colleges have another way of acting. Mr. -uj'-' was put in confinement for a week : then, tinnty days tic was compelled to cat alone at end of a 'table, as a penance, nnd at last, after arob intid to confess himse f humb v before' fcu fellow students that he had done wrong to ( r arguments against the infallible uuthorily of p- pr, ho obtained pardon. 'This is the mode,' yi Mr Hruitte, 'of convincing tho candidates for I anctuary; Rome has madosomc advance in j formerly, she would have burnt me til. nr.... i v. ...... .u.. .u ... ui: uiiuaiuti uiieis, l uuiu iu cay 11141 1111; ! son given in tho Romish Seminaries to those - sre la be nricsts .s tho worst and most wretch-1 , i , ! ..11. mil. . ..l- ? i - - .1 I i -iutu i nc ursi ruic imposeu on ino young 1 MJ tits IS slaritk Aarihlti nasti'fi nhr.lUnte hr minds insttad of b..in?r nilarncd. are stunt- i M ni when they leave these seminaries the pu-1 Ms have no other idea than that of entire submis- rn to thnr bishop and the pope. Such is tho de-1 lesta'V f.t .,.,...i,r.. :.n , nrj nr peycc-moin contact with the world, somo free "tran Ives from this abject slavery : tbey daro to . tak for themselves, though they dare not always i f "veal thnr thoughts ; but religious men and even I eat men should retlect seriously upon the! to which society is exposed by a vast cor. st an, whose supreme law is to obey, to obey without resistance and without dispute all orders of a foreign master. To return to Mr. Hruitte, He received conso- f'auon as priest, and became curuto in several pa-1 rshes he was then appointed professor of philos- tphyand morals. In these various office, he 1 i ik i rr i r 1 1 . i u v-.viu nun umiucucc oi an, as meccr- jsics wnicn ne nas published prove. Ono of -ic docuractits from a magistrate certifies as fol- .is 1 1 he abbe JJruilte has exercised for fire ''Jn among us the ministry of priest with en- iltrnti ztil and superior talents. I Ie has giv' a ,ir:tlv In thn noar. without distinction of rli. I i f ( , V , ' i i i , T T, 1 Jiaiirt. we nas several umes exposeu msiiiei i c ina; oi iiu jaiow ciuzeru , a sen ucvouon j V, m,",U1 fj,r h"nhl doration of the legion I he pope say. Cursed is he who refuses the , painfully evident, that he was not beyond the ucatt u rtlon cl ,!ie community, and ought lo be church. n.o provocation, e understand, wa kiss - - r Ana this is the man whom the priests " right of imposing celibacy upon tho clergy I he I reach of ibe destroyer. I have said that this pen. ,4. a hrar.rh ordueation inourtirimarv srhooU." Iintr or attemi.tiriL' tu kiss the sherltl's wif. sir. rd as a tnonitrr, and an infatnous npos-1 t vt n he OJit ihr nomlih church ! Thus llo :e prrtciiJed miniiler? of Jui Christ tread un-! ' ' truth and honttty ! Mr n-uiue left the chair of professor to take ;fUmher who wa, eg Jand infirm; h.,U - lather lo r?ive un a brilliant station than to j w an ing to the duties of filial pitiv. He le- j ! a then curate at Lichanellc. a vilhtre in the 'uoi trsnee,anl in this place bo gradually wr "fl"! bit eye t all the error of popery. Hi !'ei himself aiiaraed three tacwcs- sive phases. 1st, r.aJllcan popery ; 2d, viizcdl pory; 3d, lastly fni Christianity. I- irst, ho Was 4 GaiUcan papist, that s ho to- fused to AcknOwlcdtre Absolute now'er in the none ! Hq felt tlmt Uic popes authority ought to have limtU fixed by tho jwliticnl nnd civil laws of France, and that H should not lw appealed to, to decide in temporal mutters. This wns a first step, The absolute Mpnta sty that It is an cnSr.nous heresy not to allow to trie Homish pontill unlimil- td power. In their view this pontiff is master even of the crowns of kings and can govern at Jits will all the affairs ofnations. Mr Hruittodld nol Ston here. Ho ndonted a i P"a5 - 01 ",s religious mu wna cxircmciy pamiui. l f I. l'r . I.. I He prnyed day and night. ' 1 o my prayers' says Air Hrtiittc. '1 ioined fastinu and other austerities. I lived in the utmost solitude, always praying, weeping, meditating. I eric my soul . 'The truth is in ried in the desolation of Rome!' but another voice answered . 'No, no, falsehood is in Rome 1' I had still a tender piety towards tho Virgin Ma ry ; I adorned her altars with flowers; 1 cried to her, '0 queen of heaven, come to my help; my faith falters 1 but another voice replied: 'No, Mary is not queen of heaven ; she is only tho most umiable of mothers.1 Ho was harassed in this manner for several years no longer believing in the false doctrines of Rome, but nol knowing the whole truth as it is in Christ, and this state of painful uncertainty so weighed down his spirits, that ho was fast sinking to the grave I At last, by tho grace of the Lord, ho entered the last phase of his conversion. He read more attentively tho Holy Scriptures, and de rived from them a solution of his doubts and con solation to his soul. Reforc, ho wa? blind, and now his eyes were opened ; before ho was a slavo ; and uow he became free, 'Glory to Christ,' he cried, 'glory to Christ I ho has broken my chains.' What did ho do in his parish, amidst all these internal Mniggles The testimony is unanimous on this subject; Mr. Rruittc led the most regular and exemplary life; never have his adversaries reproached turn with any immorality. Hut in pro portion as light increased in his mind, he altered liis preaching. He no longer preached purgato ry, or other human inventions of popery ; ho preached Christ and him crucified. He also dis tributed many copies of tho New Testament among tho members of his flock, and exhorted them to search for themselves what God has revealed to men. All this rendered him suspected by tho priests of his vicinity and the ecclesiastical dignitaries. Anothor circumstance excited still more their re-1 scntment: iur. mumc reiusea to receive money from his parishioners. Was not this an unpar donable crime? AjRotnish vicar refusing to en rich himself at the expense of his flock I adminis tering baptism gratuitously I giving the holy sujv per gratuitously 1 fulfilling all his oflices gratui tously! n disinterested curate 1 a curato remain ing in voluntary poverty! Think of it, Messrs. Editors; tho example was most pernicious; an end must absolutely be put to such culpable gen erosity I Mr. Hruitte received formal orders to take the money of those who offered it to him ; nnd as he would not obey their oidcrs. he was de posed. Tho history ofthis occurrence is curious. The bishop of the diocese in which Mr. Hruitte resided, wrote him several sharp letters. The curale jus tified himself from the Word of God. Ho was , summoned to appear before his ecclesiastical supe- ' rinr tlrt nhprfH nnd nrMPnti'rl n n:innr in whirl. lie offered to remain in his parish, on condition: 1st, that hc should not bo obliged to take money from his parishioners; 2d, that hc should not be called on to beg alms for tho bishops; 3d, that he migtit prcacn anu utsinouic tue acripiures -iiti, that hc might exhibit Jesus Christ as tho only foundation of the chfTrch. On reading this paper, the bishop and tho vicars generul were seized with tho most violent indignation, and Mr. Hruitte was immediately deposed Hut. as Mr. Hruitte well observes, theso terms were strictly evangelical. Jesus Christ said to his ,rw,i1i. Prrrlvr vn havn reeeiviJ. freelv inve m,.. - .iv - . - --'j j - 7 --j o- , (Matth.x. 8) The Holy Spirit says by the mouth of Peter. 'Thy money perish with thee, becnuso - . . - . - r r. , , tit nt. ltn.i l iaiiii it Kql 1m mf nf I .nn mflV lm mi. ' uuji iiitrajjm .-.v b--;-- --j i Chafed Wltll money- (AC13 Vllt. HU.l ino Lata says to the people as well as the priests : 'Search the Scriptures' (John v. 39.) Tho apostle Paul says : 'Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ (l . Uor. in. il) mr. Hruiite's terms were then perfectly conformed to the declarations of the Uible: but it was precisely " this account that they were so ill received by the Romish priests, w nat agreement is mere un. tween the will of the Lord and that or the pope of Rome ? r. urumo prescna m ms jniupuu-i uiuiuii- jtrast which exists between tho instructions of tho gospel and tho decrees of Romanism. This pas- j ' Mge interesting. I give somo extracts : 'The pope and the gospel. Tho pope says. Cursed is every one who receiveth not tho Latin as the language" of worship in the church 1 The gospel says: Hreach God in your own language; oiherwuo vou will be a barbarian to those who - hear you 'The nope says. Cursed is everyone who does notrecognizn ihe saints and Mary n intercessors! The gospel says. We have but one intercessor, who is Christ. 'Tho pope says: Cursed is every ono who de- ni il.. -1......1'. .,v.l.tl, f..t .tuii VIIU1I.U a ni'iii m no gospel says. Kat all that is sold in the sham oics, asking no questions for conscience saiee. gospel S4ys . A bubop shouLl be the husband of nnHnifl 'The pope says Cursed if he who hinders u from covernuig directly or indirectly nation nnd kin-s ! The rosnel says The kingdom of Christ not of this world. ' . " , ' I'rh. nAiu ni' ( iirlNl nrfi ilirtr who no not admit the mei are ad bv e merit of works I The gospel says ; lc ir'i "i - j grace, and not by works, o that none may be i i 'The may boat! pope siys Cursed ii he whoever denies thechurchs right to grant indulgences and dis - ttuerf popery, in Other words he tried to eonnwt.sonil eacriGep, Tor ho is nolVich, and ho has to afllxtwn plead in vain did a young w.fe. w.'h her 3VS;it?. 1VI; , if consisted. with , he doctrines of Rome, souiider opinion, tlmr, supr.rt his agcJ mother. .1 gone to Gene- r.ru.bon, on her breast w )d derived eithorfrom.phtlcaophy, or Uie,Ui.W the Mro.iff ap. r make them ipoak a wntim.nt contnrr to tha ono hie. Ho sought for truth in Ins own blind reason 1 he will one day be a profestant pastor. MayMie J fe:-f it.toJjt jpvpMr lil'PanthayjWaro deaiRnod to viprcss. Not nJapilnp; the anu mo supcrsiuions oi nomanuni. l nis scconu i una mauv imitators amonir llie itoraisn clerrv I isueu oi inu uanzor to ins immonai soul, nnu tno I rnnrrr to mrwwww ww awwowa.Blailag prnsaliousl Th gosl y.?l with goIJ ami si ver arc yc wved, but by tbflfprcciou blood of Christ ft( 'The nnne sriv dirtd U t& wkn existence of purgatory t ThoosiKl says. The wicked shall go nuay into;crlastmg.ptinish. mini, but the righteous into liffitternal.' We might extci..l this list, ofontradic'ions be-' tween the Kible nnd the Romiifc church, Utwct n tho gosptl and the pope, but au may be summed up in two words opery U'oiuclan religion , the gospol is the religion bfujtL., Air. Uruitto hat then ababdoned his old suncr- stitions. and he has. in do insr smadn n ..r,..it n.-r Accept, Szc. dk F. A PRODIGAL'S CAREER AND END. Passing tip tho East River irom the city ol 1 new i ortt, jusi ocioro trie traveller enters long;3' Island Sound, he may be temptat to inquire the j c name oi ine owner oi a line house and spac.ous I grounds, that attract the eye, and by their elegance I and neatness appear to he in tho hands of a man j of tasto and wealth. His name is not known to I me. hut the snot, now the ahods of xtmurrnrs i , full of deep and painful interest as thn i.rl Immn of one whose story I am about b relate. Charles L was tho son f a wealthy man of business in the city of New York. His parents ' were neither of them Christians, but their associa-1 lions were chiefly among religious friends, and their social and domestic relations were governed by a rigid regard to sound morals. Charles was an only son. Nursed on tho lap of luxury, and in infancy and caildhood freely in dulged by tho fondness of a ter.der mother, and a father who doatcd on his boy. endeared him to his parents and friends. Grown up to youth, full of spirits ad fond of pleasure, Charles was tho life of llir. nanions that fathered nrmmJ him rs,.n?n,, in ! a fault, and sunnlied ton fn.flv hU r.iln.r ..hi, 1 spending money, ho had both the disposition and the means to indulge himself nnd others in the i tl,clr mlcnllon was tor a moment tiiverteu, no leap - cupieii a portion ol the time with interesting ro amuscmcnts that lay iho foundation forfuturc vice ! cd from tllc bcd bi' lhc siJe of wllioh sat his Par' ma!ks.) ." Mah," "I''"1 11,0 da "f orc!jl"C "' nnd spread flowers in tho pathway to eternal ruin. Long before ho left college, he had distinguish-, cd himself far more in the bll room than in his class: nnd hn was far mniA nmliiiinn. in ol.mJr, 1 conquests in the halls of fashionable folly than in 1 tho fields of learning, or tho world of fame. Pas-' sionately fond of dancing, ho pursued it with en- PLirSUCd it Willi fell thusiasm, nt the risk of health and reputation, nnd mirard rs of i In, bind dvirn .n,.;,. i friends wasted upon him. L-nds wasted upon him. While nhnrles wn in r,,lln,rA i.j. fn.t.or . . "..v"6 , chased the beautiful place on the Kust Kivor to I ccW, nnd implored him by his love to her and which I have already referred, for a summer rcsi-1 1,!s -'rling boy, to lie down and be still, till tho denco. His winters were passed in the city, and , stor,n tllat in llis brain sll )ld Pass by- lit,i when Charles came homo, with no taste for the,110 tcar? 1,0 Payers, no forco would quiet him in drudgery of professional life, and no fitness for , ll,al w,Id hour- Uo stood and struggled ficrce.y business, he was installed in his father's counting 1 wlt'1 phantoms, and raved of devils and tho damn , .. ... ... ...I t H 1. 1 .. i..:,.i.i...t.a wi.i.i .... c room as u cleric, spending his days m the forms or business, and his evmings in tho pursuit of, and enjoyment of pleasure. The theatre was his favorite resort. Its glare and glitter, its thrilling excitements and wild amusements caught his heart, and night after night he revelled in ideal scenes of passionate interest, till he learned to look with cold indifTercuce upon tho every-day realities of lifu about him. He found his way to the gaming-table, and with reckless impetuosity plunged into tho vortex which there opens for the souls of the young. Not far from the theatre and tho billiard room, was tho house of her whose 6teps takohold on hell. With madness that defied all restraint, and shut out hope i of his recovery, he abandoned himself to sensual indulgences without shame, and resisted as tho i counsels of an enemy, the eflbrts of friends who, nl encll Sten of llis downward rnnrcn hnil inlnrfprml I each step of his downward course, had interfered to save him Irom absolute and utter rum. How often in these days ol dissipation had n mo ther wept over him, with tears that none but heart hrolren mothers sheu over rmnn .rn I lintt-nf. . icn had a fond father souclit him nut in ihf ilnrk anJ hidden haunts of vice to which hc resorted nJ,.V,il,. ml .n;,;n . .t i :.i. .u. iiiiij , "... 1111. . u jiaiciua ll'ic uu llicjp - .. strong authority of nn injured father, led him home, Tirr. r K Pr.,i.i..f -!..irv I T Packard and watched by his bed-side till the morninir liuht. .r .'. ' . L-iii.r "r'it . j o o i .1. n. ...M. J.c c t. that wnn tno iirsi return oi consciousness he might , . . , J . ; ya "-" extort a promise of reform. Such influences,) stronger than any restraining power but the grace i of God, might have saved him but for the grasp ! of tho cnemv. that was drar7trinr him downward, to death and hell. It was senrr,.v nn,hln th:,t he should have run his course thus far without having drunk often and deeply of tho intoxicating cup. Intemperance had marked turn for his prey. This was some years ago, in tho morning of tho great temperance reformation which has since so signally and gloriously blessed our country anJ the world. And when he was persuaded by the united entreaties of his pa rents and friends to pit himself to abstain from 'ardent spirits,' the si 0f hope vvas seen on a mother's faded cheek, ledgo smile ; and a mountain weight was removed from his father's ncaru There teas a change in Charles that all regard- cd with intense delight. It lasted for months. Airain he was tho pride of his parents nnd the ccn- tre of a thousand hope. ri r i. .C. ir. ,u . Ihe cup of happiness seemed to his parents lo 1 . be lull wnen cnaries tea io ineatiar, ana urouclil home to their house, a lovely bride, whom of all , ,,I(,priate remarks by the mover, also by L. S. Bust others they had chosen as one who would make of Kutland; B. Davenport ot Brandon, Itev. O. Hnyt him happy, and throw around him the restraints lor Hme.burgh, Itev. B. Bnerly or niddlehury, and of love, should he ever be allured again into the 'ler. T. A. sietrfll D. D., the resolution was unani. paths of vice mously adopted. On ibuvervcfenmirof his rnarria2o. it was! '.ltohed',h,Ve V1. .'""!!',.r..t "" i od was at the opening of the present temperance I rirformalinn nm! fnv had thru thought of tnnovr j from the use of wine. Hut in th-festivities of ibe marriage day, in tho midst oi comany or which youoz L was the life and soul and called on jigain and. again to drink to his 'health and happi- :ni llllil ItmninrLeri' UI kucll llfinli nrrr ihi. 1 . - - - . win cup) he lost command of hi appetite, aud betore ho suipected his oanger ne was overcome Deadly mortified at this occurrence, he detertntn- ed to regain hi self respect by a rigid adherence Jto an tnure afcrunence frowall thatcan intoxicate. Uuttho appaile was , uxcucd, and It ouU l grntVc,r .nu.cVrof am.iUn lSl,n.idj"." N be- ifud. The ta of tho story is soon told. fufe has the com.mmitv m tl.i.iiclniiy l-en rrmlt. Months passed away, and tho onco elegant, nc- led to llen in Its equal m tha sm subject! The rnmnliOimi fiitnt.rm Pl,,l... 1 ...... snesVnr rrmlni. niiti.lv i ,.ti.liwk l,lm..1r 1. 1.... ing durpcr and deeper into the abyss of shameful, disgusting intern pcrance. The appetite Ixcamo n tassion. the passion became a nana. Tho last hopq of his recovery was now blatled. Tho pros. peels of weahh and honor, nnJ domestic bliss had 't all charms in his eye The gross sensuality or his darling sins, the vile companions of his nightly debauch, the delirious excitements of the theatre find paming-lable. again nbiorbi-d the de- sires of his drnrsirrJ hwin In vnm did tnrrntal ccrminty his swift destruction, if ho persisted in! downward course he was in tho crasp or tho destroyer Deaf loathe cries of affection, blind to land,harne,anddead,oallthesweet his own Smlt i sensibilities of the soul, he was lost and lost forcv er, I" lhc lncan t'", Mu ha(' p'nged deeper than evcr int0 llls destroying indulgence and terrible delirium that haunts the drunkard's brain, had ob- tamcu mo mastery, uno wuu scciio oi unuriuicu excess had followed another in swift succession, ll was lailJ UI'" llis Jyg ol ! No visions of a"Pcl3 awailint.r t0 convey him to heaven, now 'lalwl before his cyis. No dreams of pardon and Pcaco u' t,,u u,oc"i of (,uar Redeemer, shed lher sothmg influence on his soul, 'Take them off! Oh, take them off,1 ho scream ed as I camo into his chamber. 'They have como for me; I sec them, I feel them ; this" is hell!' .The scene was nwful to me, hcnrt-reiiding to those who loved him as none others could. Eve- ry object in the room was a demon ready to dart upon him. They leaped on the bed, they planted themselves on his breast, they laughed at Ins hor- rors, ana reveneu in ms cries aim groans, nwasi with great difficulty that strong men could keep a . . . . . - - . .' him on his couch of anguish. He was dclormin cd to fly from the monsters that had gathered in lrooPs around linn, bowing ins opportunity when enls wmklcd and gray, hi ?wn young wife with their hc broko a;vaX r?ni ,ll,c. Strove to hold llllll bacll UUl IJUl Willi ULIUi UIIU IIIS only child in her arms . from the attendants who vainly ,. , , i i i A i . huu back ho rushed from his chamber into tho streets of tho city, there in his nalcJncss madness, raved like a devil escaped from "e11- T,iey caught him and forced him into "Ulu o' xiivy wuui mmuiiu iwu.w uui unw the house, but could not compel him to lie down. tic stooa in tho middle ol ins chamber, struggling , .., j I ., 1 ' "I l icariuiiy wnn iricnas wno gaincrcu nrounu mm to pacify his maniac frenzy. His wife fell on his lu 1" """"'"y ""o""1 "K1" ur "la ""- us UAl'liilllll'u, -i uui lenu y iiuv , i 11 u, i 11 , and he stood a corpse 1 They laid him on the bed, and closed his eyes for ever. Such was the career nnd fate of ono whom I kncwuiid loved. Ho was a prodigiil.Son. How many fall like him ; perish like him, in the very morning of their days 1 From the People's J'Jess. MUSICAL CONVENTION. Middlcbury, Juno 10th, 1813. Tho Convention for the purpose of advanr ing the cause nl Sacred Music, assemhlcd in accordance with previous notice, at 2 o'clock r. i. in the Con- gregaiional Church of this village, and was duly or Ranized by appointing E. Juno Esq. of Brandon, Chairman, a,ld c- c- 1)lsbl:c of Middlcbury, feecrc- "! . ......... the Convention proceeded forthwith to business. v,.i .I.-. ,,.:., rm. ,.,. ... , upon 1 rof. Iowell Ma jon of Boston, and attend hirn . ' r. .i.. ---- - l, ... lo tho Convention. Mi Wm. R. Iipntnn.nl Cislleton. wa nnnolntcd that Committee. Voted, that a Committee of three be appointed to arraneo the business and order of exercises lor the constituted that Committee. ui.iiuuicwuj,aiiu. IA IkllUI UI limiiuvilt t.b . f 1 .. ' ' Tho Committee reported arrangements for tho meeting. 'Hio report was accepted. lirt, "Thai the exercises of tho Convention be ! br Pr.?.vof Second, "Thai Prof. L. Mason take charge of tho exercises of music during the silling of the Conven tion, and select such leaders and assistants a shall be most in accordance with his wishes." Prof. Mason having arrived, was formally intro duced to thn Convention by the Chair. 1 Hev. T. II. Luntnf Middlcbury, opened by prayer. ' Tho sincers present wcro then arraneeJ by Mr. stason, and spent a short time in practKe and criti- mutation of the sentence from death, to perjietual cism, with rclerenco to time and expression. After , bimshtnentta Van Diemin's Lind, she went to lon a short intermission, tho singers assembled and oc- dim, wliera she continued ten months her unwtarl cupied the evening in similar exercises. ' id exertions for their final release. Notiro was then given by the chair, mat a oust- . I. .1 .......1.1 t. I n . U ; ness meeting ui mr uuinrniiuu numu wc imm io o'clock next morning, ar.d at 10 o'clock a. t. Prof. j Mason would deliver an address. Thursday morning the Convention a.semb.ed ac- cording to previous notice. Iho meeting wis call- d to Older by tho Chair. . .i.i.: w ,i,pn in!,rJiil hv P.. June r li,,nrl,m AIW some etitnhened and ti. a re solution wis ihen introduced by V. K Piou- i nf N'owtxiiv and uninimouslv adiinled. without i discussion, is the liour had slreidy armed for the uorei. . MBe?J. IbowcIi as sacred music u very ' SrrL ... . . .. . ' i r... i nurcnes io see uiai auiu.e rneani ac in wi iu cuitiviilon.M The Convention then listened in an tnteiestlng. able and instructive address from Prof. The address was truly feast if good lhin M tv- ' lo -" suiC a BCDt' aJ icil to d to insirurt a:. 1 drfpir fntlwa lm audUnco lih J"'1 Mei"i m trBiii n tho vast imporunra of "7f. ,1,0i '- of the .mctuyv. fiffa "mfet.ff iuTn ih ! l'hll r,l 1 Jiw, a ant 5,o,J I lioml. Cof ? hi BitS moie particularly or Church l'iutmiJr. Mere tho speaker nernnod m lire tho his wholo sou InioJ his ubjoci. He spoko frrliiip.lv, of the lmv emimsilon " which thu putt of .iivinn o(ship w h.dd, and wnseriuem nnusrn. i pon thrso lie lclt m with wktcli tho Qktfr wai not auflklrnllt fmnlllir, " ;"m """""nnri m w icn, even n aKlllluilr per j '""'V''' "" cotdd mil appreciate. Uniting nrr lli l.lf.M that tut pnrt of w orslilp Is introduced a icllcf to the audience, and consequently most klmla of busi ness pertaining to church, may bo transacted rlur. ingita performance with propriety. AUcneo of members from Choir mcctlnc for practice, Ac. These and many other abuars the speaker i (.'prend re! in vivid colors. Ho dealt out a portion to all. Tho whole address was rich in instruction, which might easily bo hown, had wo allmnptcd an ah. stract. Wo only regret that everybody could not have been theto, to liavo listened to, ami appreciated all thai tho speaker said. The nftrrnonn waj spent tnuih in the vamo man. ucr as heretofore mentioned. Friday inornnn; tlm meetingvnt cnllrd to order by thn chair. The following resolutions wuin tlimi introduced by Mr, L, C. Rust, and after somo dis cussion were unanimously adopted. 1st. "Ilrsolvrd thai wo consider tho World of y - imi . music; lltutocal ami Instrumental bell InMruc- ! tor, published by sieasra. mooio ci Silsbv at llullows 1 1' alls, worthy ol our patronage, and ought to bo In theliap. Is of evcrv lover of music in the btate. . ..... .. to j '"'oueo ami reeo.nn rn womsso amy conducted, I nlnl an well r.ilnitlnliMl In liriitlorn nn inrritnin nf In. tcresl in tho study and practice of music." I ho hour haxing arrived tor tho meclintr of Iho i singers (Dr. Merrill at the rrqucst of nr. Mason oc i " ...w v.vtfv w. Mbii tho Oonvonti.m .iissotyod. . loTT .h, f7 T g n ng. and watelied tho prngrenH of the singer m i..i i.! i ,i. .".-.. musi mVo been tru : emphatically so. A for .-cvcral years w i.iti; jjiuii .unit .t.j -uiii ,111 truly gratifying 'in us they worn Althouiih, having heen impressed ...il. .1... ...i .. i: iui rvmmi jt-nia nun tuu ..iviuunu ni.nu ui Jiuwiiu ; sentiment m tegarU to church I'aalino.Iy, and tho more toretciea cicculton oi tins pari ol cllvino ser vice in many of nur churches, yet wc never boforo were bo seriously impressed with tlui destitution of soul in this part of church service. Il is morally ccitajn to us, that no person can sing a picco of po etry ire, who cannot read il well, and cannot p. preciatn and imliibn its spirit. In order then to sing , it is indipuisahy necesmry that oroii bo able lo read well and fully imbibo the emotion of the author. Until this can be done, how can he "ex cite, deepen nnd prolong" the arno emotion in oth ers 1 King wiih emotion ! ! Nnnticiiso. Did tho children of Israel, after crossing the lted Sea, sing without emotion ! Do the heavenly choirs, with their golden harps, sing without emotion t Do they not irnbibo the spirit of what ihey hing 1 As well suppose the sun to nhino without giving light. Tho first thing to he done than, In our apprehension, is to study tlio languago net to music, with referenrn to tliu sense, expression, and the emotion which it is intended to excite. After tho performer's soul is thus imbued with the emotion of the author, let him read il loud with rofcrenco to sense and emotion, afterwards cndavoi lo clothe iho words with the ex quisite drcs of angelic harmony. This study, in our opinion, should commence in the primary schools, nnd be carried to its most ex alted pitch of perfection in tho christian choir. Tho business Committee, (I. T. Packard, K. K. I'rouiy nnd H. I. Kilby,) in bolnlf of tho Coriori liou, would tender tho rnott cordial thanks to l'ruf. 1 - -lt l ! l. ... f ... .... ' '"r "S"'y oui Bing v.s.i io Middlcbury, ' r ms ccmicmaniy anu skiiiiui management or tho l clnnlnlV singing exercises, nnd mr his highly interesting and instructive address. Also, tho Com, of the congre gational church, for the uxo of their elegant and commodious house, during the silting of the Con vention. The Com. request tho secretary to prepare a copy of the proceeding for publication. C. C. B1S1IKH, Secretary. A T rue Wife. The BulTaln papers announce the death on the 31st of May, or Mm Maria Wait, in tlm 31st jcar nriier age. The lady was the wife of Benjamin Wail, one of iho Canadian political con victs. An obituary noluo i i the Butl'alu Commer cial says She wjs a woman of very uncommon powers f min'l, amiable In her depoilnirnt, anient in her af fection, and of enuring energy and perseverance of character. Her exertion in behalf nf her husband and his felloiv-j risoners who wero utulor sentenco r death f"r political offences commuted during th Winter of Ih37 diid '38, in Upjiei Canada, seemed . almost suncihuman. Afirr havlm? procured a rum sim was must kindly received by the Queen the I 1. . r J .. . I .... ' . neaus ui nepmunem ano an I tie ullicers oi Ilia Crown. Through her ciertions, the freedom of lliu island was extended i them, and all the liberty ihey , rould onjo m ihe land of ibeir exile and but for .their cecape, she soon would hive procumd their fi- nal pardon. Her trills and sufferings during this ....! .. .. i .j .? . ?ir. nnv n.l ,.,,t. .n .t.j ... i... i. n , 1 fhend, pubhslmd in htr husband's narraiire which I will be read with deep iniereit by all. I A Kiss and the Cvnuyutntet. Kherifr Ware of i Gloucester county, Now Jersey, gam nr. Wm. Bate. mi2 L".?. ,A',',.e,y,,V'. "r"''""' j Bsteuiari was Hogged till hit clothes bun" lo tatters, ' and his whole rwrson was nirrird with MimkI llis kissing pmper-sities will be checked for a while, it ""' , . . . SmS:: iVZl . . i imn vi-ni rt v. not mis me ujicuit jjiutioii Uiat I have built by the mul4 ufmy fwwer, for the home or thn kigdwin rd for the honor ot my maj. n olie i.j, hi kinydoiu was liken from fum 'jje Vsson h txen "ftrn repeausd, and is as p- vx, lWa t0 ,be lopi, the montrebs.