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barbarous ” law. We have said, and still main- 1 of its discipline. His close was calm and peacetain, that it would be better, whenever a Fugitive ful, having, as we believe, a well-grounded hope, has been found in a Free State, and identified, to through the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, of a pay a fair equivalent for the “ labor and service” | happy immortality. he owes, from the United States Treasury, than to “enforce this barbarous " law. And we now ven

DIED, At the residence of his uncle, Samuel ture the prediction, that when facts can be ascer

Taylor, Jr., in Fairfield, Maine, Joseph P. TAYLOR, tained, the expense of executing this law, so far, Maine, on the 7th of Twelfth month, 1853, aged

son of Ísaiah and Mehetable Taylor, of Smithfield, exceeds the amount that would have been required to pay the full value of every " Fugitive”

nearly 23 years. He was brought from Haverreclaimed under the law.

ford school in the early part of Fourth month last, Some readers of the Review may, perhaps, re-ing from the lungs, which was followed by pul

after having experienced several attacks of bleedmember that the Editor, several months ago, re- monary disease that terminated his earthly exiscommended the purchase, at the expense of the tence. The Lord was very gracious to him, in General Government, of such fugitive slaves as of all earthly treasures, and in the latter days of

affording him a very clear sight of the emptiness might be clearly identified in any of the free States. his stay enabling him to feel that his arm was And this was suggested not as a measure of justice, underneath for support. He departed in great but as an economical project for saving the treasure peace and joy; his only hope was in the merits

of his crucified' and risen Lord and Saviour. of the Union. MARRIED, -At Friends' Meeting house, at Hope

Printed copies of the following documents, from well, Vermillion county, Indiana, on the 9th of London and Dublin, have been received at this Eleventh month, OBADIAH MORGAN to Mary HOLI

office. DAY. At the same place, at the same time, WiLiam Lewis to Sarah R., daughter of Enoch Pugh, At a Meeting for Sufferings, held 4th of 11th deceased.

Month, 1853: At Vermillion, on Fifth day the 10th of This Meeting thinks it proper to remind Friends the same month, John Hester to Ruoda, daugh- in the different parts of the nation, that in the ter of Ira Mills. All members of Vermillion Monthly Meeting, except Obadiah Morgan, who year 1829, a minute was adopted by our Yearly is a member of Pleasant Plain Monthly Meeting, Meeting, to the effect, That no individual comIowa.

ing from America, was to be at liberty to travel At Friends' Meeting house in Schaghti- amongst us in the work of the ministry, until his coke, on Fifth day the 8th of T'welfth month, 1853, certificates had been authenticated by this MeetExoch Page, of Danvers, a member of Salem ing :Monthly Meeting, Massachusetts, to Ruth, daugh- Information is received by this Meeting, that ter of David and Catharine Devol

, of Schaghticoke, John Wilbur, formerly a member, and a minister a member of Saratoga Monthly Meeting, N.York. in New England Yearly Meeting, is arrived in DIED, --At her residence, in Cecil county, Mary of Friends in the professed character of a minis

this country, and has been visiting some meetings land, on the 16th inst., REBECCA WARING, widow of Thomas Waring, an elder and member of Not- ter. No certificates on his behalf have been pretingham and Little Britain Monthly Meeting, in sented to this Meeting, and through a communithe 91st year of her age.

cation received from the Meeting for Sufferings At the residence of her father, in West

in New England, this Meeting is officially inmoreland, New York, on the 17th inst., 'in the 322 formed, that John Wilbur is not a member of our year of her age, PHEBE H. Rakes, daughter of Wm. religious society. H. Rakes, a member of Hartford Monthly Meet- Under these circumstances, and in accordance ing: In the relations of life she had proved a ju- with the Minute of the Yearly Meeting by which dicious and sympathizing friend.. Her disease of this Meeting is entrusted with a general care of five years continuance, was a chronic inflamma- whatever may arise during the intervals of that tion of the liver, followed by hæmorrhage of the lungs. During the progress of her distemper, she Meeting affecting our religious society, and repassed through much painful exercise before she quiring immediate attention, this Meeting feels was enabled to repose, in confiding hope, upon it to be its duty to put Friends on their guard the everlasting arm.

against doing or allowing any act not in accord. In Vassalboro?, Maine, on the 8th of Eighth ance with the true Christian order of our religious month last, STEPHEN Nichols, in the 85th year of society, or with the decision of our own Yearly his age, a member of Vassalboro’ Monthly Meet- Meeting in the year 1846, when it recorded its ing of Friends. This dear Friend was distinguish- conclusion not to receive a communication from ed for great faithfulness in the discharge of many the body which had seceded from New England important services laid upon him in Society, and at the time of his death, had filled the station of Yearly Meeting, and with which body John Wilan elder nearly forty years, greatly to the satisfac

bur is now connected. tion of Friends. He had the welfare of Society

This Meeting trusts that Friends everywhere, inuch at heart, and was deeply attached to its acting in the meekness of wisdom, yet in the doctrines and testimonies, and firm in the support firmness and consistency of Christian principle,




and in accordance with Gospel order, will care- | assail many of us, when invisible things appear fully refrain from admitting John Wilbur into remote and are seen as through a glass darkly; our meetings for discipline, or accepting him in some of these times of sore buffeting and trial, either in our meetings for worship, or in our fa- I have been ready to lay my hands on the sacred milies, in the character of a minister.

volume and exclaim, Well! here is something Signed on behalf of the Meeting,

tangible even to my senses, to be at once seen, ROBERT FORSTER, Clerk. felt, and understood; containing narrative, doc

trine, and truth; and altogether forming such a At a meeting of the Yearly Meeting's Committee, degree of evidence of its divine authority, and of held 21st of Errenth-month, 1853.

the eternal realities whereof it assures us, as I A letter has been received from our Correspon- trust neither the sophistry of man nor the malice dents in London, accompanied by a minute of the of the devil shall ever prevail with me to doubt, Meeting for Sufferings, held 4th instant, in- still less to renounce and disbelieve. forming us that Jobn Wilbur, formerly a member

“Innumerable are the passages both in the and minister of New England Yearly Meeting, Old and New Testament Scriptures, from which had arrived in England, and had visited some

the Christian traveller may derive comfort and meetings of Friends there in the professed charac- support in low and trying seasons; especially ter of a minister, and that it was understood he from such precious promises and assurances of was likely soon to come to this country for a the blessed Redeemer as these : 'Fear not, little similar purpose. We therefore think it right to flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to inform our dear friends of the several meetings give you the kingdom,' (Luke xiii

. 32.) “Let not in Ireland that this Committee has received your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,' official information that Jobn Wilbur is not now (John xiv. 27.) Let not your heart be troua member of our religious society, being con- bled; ye believe in God, believe also in me,' nected with that body which seceded from New (John xiv. 1.) Indeed, the whole of this chapEngland Yearly Meeting several years ago, and ter is a series of encouragement, instruction, and which our Yearly Meeting in 1846 declined to

comfort." acknowledge, refusing to receive an Epistle from,

To another friend he writes, “How desirable or hold correspondence with them.

is it for us at all times, but particularly under In giving this information to Friends, we existing circumstances, to keep our hold as much would remind them that it would be contrary to as possible on such sustaining portions of Scripthe good order established among us to admit ture as this : 'Greater is He that is in you than John Wilbur into our meetings for discipline, or he that is in the world;' and it is worthy of obto accept him as a minister in our meetings for servation how much they abound both in the Old worship, or in our families; yet we trust that and New Testaments, especially in the Psalms. Friends may be enabled to act towards him in a

David was often in danger and in trouble, and in spirit of meekness, but with the firmness and his deepest conflicts he endeavored to support consistency of Christian principle.

his faith by considerations of the wisdom, power, Signed on behalf of the Committee,

and goodness of the Lord. He has described

these exercises under various forms of expression, SAMUEL BEWLEY, Clerk.

which seem to be summed up in one brief

sentence, “What time I am afraid I will trust in MEMOIR OF JONATHAN HUTCHINSON. Thee.' May we, my dear friend, in all our dif[Continued from page 202.]

ficulties be able to centre here." On the Holy Scriptures he could draw as on a At another time, he says, “In those invaluable full treasury, for his faith in Jesus had given records may be found not only descriptions of him the key to that wisdom which is unto salva- almost every possible case and circumstance into tion and is recorded for our instruction. Oh, which the mind of man can be brought, but conthat this living faith more abounded among us, fessions, praises, and petitions suited to all the and that the love of God did more dwell in our varieties of those innumerable changes, which hearts; that we knew more of the religion which are often supplied to us at the needful time, and is pure and undefiled before our Father in hea- with wonderful adaptation, by that principle or ven; to visit the widows and the fatherless in their gift of grace so appropriately denominated the affliction, and to keep ourselves unspotted from good remembrancer. Accordingly, may I pre

. the world! Self is the world which dyes our sume to say, my own mind seems just tiow to souls as with crimson stains, and self-denial is the dwell with some degree of rest and hope on two way to purity.

any man will come after me, separate portions of Sacred Writ, the universal let him deny himself, take up his daily cross, and prayer of the poor publican, and the more particufollow me.”

In the language of our departed iar and private one of David, where he thus imfriend, “What a treasure, then, is the Bible ! plores—Cast me not off in the time of my old This is so much my real sentiment that I am not age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.' ashamed to own to thee, that in these seasons of I have called the first of the ejaculations univerobscurity and temptation, which may perhaps 'sal, because when some knowledge of God and

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ourselves is attained, I suppose there is scarcely, this is easier than for it to fall upon us and grind another form of words so congenial to the con- us to powder; and, whatever may be our reluctrite heart, or that, when thus humbled, so un- tance or unbelief, submit we must.

To the name sciously and spontaneously escapes from the of Jesus every knee must bow, either in mercy trembling lips. The last I call private and par- or in judgment.” ticular, as more especially belonging to that ad

(To be continued.) vanced stage of human life at which I am now arrived."

THE POTATO. In alluding to the sufferings that abound in

The vegetable originally used as the Potato, the world, in the church, and in private life, he was the production of the convolvus batata, or remarks on “the danger of undue discourage, batato edulis, which grows wild in the Malayan ment because of the trials that surround us, and of fainting—not sleeping-under the burdens of peninsula, and has a creeping perennial root, an

gular leaves, and pale purple flowers about an our day. “For myself, I may acknowledge that herein inch long. At every joint it puts forth tubers,

I consists my greatest apprehension of falling short from South America, by Captain Hawking Ge

(the edible part.) These plants were introduced in the path of duty; so much so, that sometimes, rarde, who cultivated them in his garden, in Lonwhen hard pressed from without, and a sense of don, 'in 1597, and called them potatoes, (from divine support low within, I fly to the Scriptures batata.) They are impatient of cold, but are still for refuge, and am at seasons not a little com- cultivated in the south of France and Spain. forted and strengthened by so doing. On one of these occasions lately, my grain of faith and They have the disadvantage of being difficult to hope was increased by a clearer view of the

preserve, as they are apt to grow mouldy. able of the unjust Judge and the importunate from the old batata, was brought to Ireland from

The present potato, which has derived its name Widow, than I remember to have had before. If a wicked mortal, from no worthier motive than Virginia, by Sir Walter Raleigh, about 1589, and

planted in his lands near Youghal. At a meetown ease, would grant a petition, how much

ing more probable, even to the eye of reason, is it, well

, the President, stated, that his grandfather

of the Royal Society, 1693, Sir Robert Souththat a Being whose very essence is love, and who is clothed with every perfect and adorable attri- was the first person in Ireland to whom Sir Wal

ter Raleigh bute, should listen to the prayers of His poor and called Virginian potatoes, to distinguish them

tubers of the potato. They were

gave afflicted children, and, in the language of the from the batatas, called Spanish potatoes. So late text, arenge His own elect, who cry day and

as 1629, potatoes, in England, were roasted, night unto Him; though, to their fearful hearts, peeled, sliced, and put into sack with sugar, and He bear long with them.”

were also candied by confectioners. They were It will be appropriate to close these full testi- in contempt, as only fit for the use of very poor

introduced into France, 1742, but were long held monies to the inestimable value of the Holy Scriptures, by his acknowledgement of “The

people. Word of God," who gave them forth.

The potato, though a most useful, is a very un“The sacred writings bear abundant testimony of interest attached to it. In the imperial gar

romantic vegetable. Yet there is a reminiscence to the character and offices of Christ, the living, dens of Schonbrun, near Vienna, where poor ineffable, essential Word. They negatively disclaim all assumption or infringement upon either young Napoleon, the sometime king of Rome, this character or these offices; and, according to tive life, there was a plot of ground appropriated

spent the greater part of his short and semi-capmy apprehension, for this very obvious reason, for his own amusement, which he tilled with his that as they are not such in reality, so they should own hands. Instead of the fruits and flowers in not be confounded with Him, or His attributes, which a boy might be expected to delight, he who made and upholds the world by the word of cultivated only potatoes, whose white or purple His power, and is the life of all that lives, both wheel-shaped flowers he endeavored to train into in nature and in



appears reason for this confusion, as we know there are

tufts, or bouquets, of some grace. When his such a number and variety of suitable appella-crop was ripe, he always presented it to his grandtions by which the saered writings may be desig- father

, the Emperor of Austria, for his own tanated. I think there is also a danger, and in this perhaps lies the principal weight of the ob

It is stated, that when Columbus, in his first jection, lest by resting in the Scriptures as the voyage, landed on the coast of Cuba, he soon only word, we should neglect or avoid coming to adopted the opinion that he was on the borders of Christ himself to have those operations performed Cathay, and about one hundred leagues from the in and upon our hearts, by which the pride of man is humbled and his loftiness laid in the dust. capital of the Grand Khan of Tartary. Having For what can be more abasing than to come to a letter from the Spanish sovereigns to that pothat stone by which we shall be broken? Yet tentate, he despatched two envoys, one of whom


corn, and




was a converted Jew, acquainted with the He-, much liberty succeeds, till another fault, originabrew and Chaldee languages, and having also ting in parental indulgence or negligence, draws some knowledge of Arabic, with directions to en- And thus the continued crossing of the humors

on the child another unprofitable punishment. deavor to prepare the way for the establishment that have been indulged, can hardly fail to call of commercial relations with his subjects. After forth resentment, anger, sullenness, or obstinate spending a few days in exploring the interior of perverseness : unless severity has broken the the island, the envoys returned, without having spirits, and the child sinks under discouragement. discovered

any traces of the wealth or civilization And, as the frequent recurrence of anger and of which they were in search. The people of the the disposition to benevolence is destroyed, and

resentment, tends to beget hatred and ill-will, interior were as uncultivated and as hospitable as malevolence is introduced in its room. those of the coast. Several fruits and vegetables Many children possess quick feelings of of unknown species were met with, among which honor and disgrace : and in children the most are noted the potato, maize or Indian

promising, these feelings are often the most acute.

They have a keen sensibility to shame, whereof tobacco. This was near the end of 1492. If the a good use may be made by prudent management; potato and Indian corn were then first brought to but if this sensibility be put to hard proof, and the knowledge of Europeans, the discovery was that frequently, it becomes blunted, and their

It is to be regretted

minds certainly a valuable one.


callous. And a child that is lost to that tobacco was not left where it was found, to

shame, is in peculiar danger of being a lost

child. be smoked by the natives as a defence against the Again : Many parents of good sense, and gnats and musketoes, with which their swamps great moral worth, fearful of failing in their duty and forests abounded.

by not governing enough, run into the opposite extreme. They maintain such reservedness, dis

tance, and stateliness toward their children, that RESERVEDNESS AND SEVERITY TOWARDS

they hardly dare to speak in their presence.

They incumber them with a multitude of reguThat respect to a parent, which is obtained by lations; they tire them with long lessons of stern uniting gentleness with firmness, differs widely monitions; they disgust and alienate them with from the slavish fear produced by severe treat- a superabundance of sharp reproof; they treat

For where the dread of punishment pre- their little levities as if they were heinous crimes. dominates, the disposition is generally artful. Instead of drawing them with cords of love,' Fear, which is the effect of severity, prompts they bind them fast with cords that are galling children, not so much to avoid faults, as to elude and painful. detection.

Again, there are some parents whose manner Indeed timid children can hardly resist the towards their children varies in exact proportion temptation which terror holds out to them, of to the variations of their own fickle tempers. endeavoring to hide offences if possible. And when in a pleasant humor themselves, they inthough severity should extort confession, and dulge them in every thing : when displeased or promise of strict obedience, it is not calculated angry, they will punish for almost nothing. This to produce sincere repentance, or awaken virtu- sort of government, if government it may be ous thoughts; nor does it implant any principle called, tends alike to discourage, and to produce to hinder the child from committing a similar contempt. fault in our absence. Its self-will may indeed Children that are trained up under severe be made sullenly to submit to superior strength, discipline, however much they fear their parents, but it will remain unsubjected. And the odious do rarely love them much; and they must needs spirit of revenge, by this kind of treatment, is possess more than a common share of native often generated.

amiableness, if, in the end, they turn out sweet One among the many disadvantages attending tempered, humane, and of nice sense of honor. severe measures, is, that parents generally trust To show children that we are deeply afflicted, to the effects of chastisement, and are deficient not enraged at their misconduct, tends more to in that uniform superintendence, advice and awaken their feelings, bring into action their caution, on which the forming right habits, al- reason, and reclaim them from evil, than the most entirely depends. Children, when subjected severity of the rod, which irritates the disposito severity, often obtain more indulgences, and tion, but rarely convinces the judgment. — take more dangerous liberties, than those who Mott. are moderately curbed and gently instructed. The keen temper that transports the parent to

CHRISTIAN SIMPLICITY. blows and harsh treatment, is often accompanied To the true believers in the Christian disby strong affections; and when anger has sub-pensation, it will ever be of deep interest to besided, he is sorry for having gone so far; then too hold the practical working of its doctrines in



in the hearts, in the conduct, and in the con-, Few at once openly renounce strict and self-deversation of those who profess to be the self-de- nying habits; but some opportunity presents itnying disciples of its Divine author.

self, in which that which is a departure from While

, perhaps, it may be truly said that, as religious simplicity seems to be accompanied by a body, no religious society approaches so near a real though accidental benefit; and then what as the Society of Friends, to the moderation, was adopted under the pretext of necessity beplainness, and simplicity enjoined by the New comes established from vanity and luxury. BeTestament, yet many of its members may profit lieve me, my sisters, things are not always to be by the examples, the meek, consistent, cross- estimated at the money they cost. That must bearing examples of pious individuals, inwardly ever be a dear purchase which is at the price of and spiritually striving to know the Truth as it Christian simplicity, because it is the price of is in Jesus, though they may be outwardly con- the soul. Christians must establish those regunected in profession with those who allow con-lations as to dress, furniture, &c., which they formity to this world to enter largely into their judge most suitable to those who acknowledge systems of religion.

themselves guilty sinners, who feel that they are It is not intended, by the illustration selected but pilgrims here below, and who are disciples as a practical commentary, to advocate or to ap- of a crucified Lord who had not where to lay his prove in the least degree of that seclusion from head; and, having established that rule, it is not the world which has its origin in the systems of one solitary instance of expediency that should men, and is strikingly opposed to that memorable lead them to break it. Since, however, M. Guais prayer, “Not that thou shouldst take them out has kindly bought us the stuff, take it, and let of the world, but that thou shouldst preserve it be cut up for socks and stockings, where the them from the evil,” but simply to shew the beauty of the stuff will do no harm because it consistent working of a true principle, and how will not be seen.”—Memoirs of Port Royal. in every sincere heart it will bring about the same result.

During the civil wars of Paris in 1652, a great multitude of artizans in the neighboring

(Concluded from page 299 ) towns and villages were obliged to quit their em- Having thus pictured the wind-roads across ployments and their commerce on account of our Air Vap, we will proceed to point out the the misery and danger of the times; and amongst reasons for believing them to be the actual paths others those who manufactured the common serge travelled on day by day, from year to year, in the worn by the Nuns of Port Royal; so that none great world of air. was to be obtained, but some pieces whose indif- It will be necessary to bear in mind the followferent quality had been the cause of their re-ing facts, since they form the groundwork on maining on hand from the preceding years, but which our structure of reasoning will be built. In which, from the interruption of trade, was then the northern half of the globe, land greatly preoffered for sale at double the price at which it dominatex over water; the southern half of the was usually sold, although the quality was very world being chiefly occupied by the ocean. Nearly inferior. N. Guais, a pious Friend of Port Royal, all the great rivers of the world are to be found who often made himself useful in transacting north of the equator; whilst south of the line their purchases, had been asked to procure some there is but one large stream, the Plata; the serge; but as he knew the monastery was at that Amazon being in the equatorial region, and retime poor, and that money would be very ill laid ceiving half its supply from the north, and half out in buying so bad an article at more than from the south. In South Africa there is no river double its value, he endeavored to find some sub- of any moment, and the rivers of Australia are stitute,and by accident met with some Ras du Nord insignificant. much cheaper. This is a beautiful and fine stuff, The main source of supply for the waters of and would have worn double the time of the these rivers is, of course, to be found in the clouds, other. lle purchased one piece and sent it to which furnish it in the shape of rain. The clouds the abbess for her approval, not doubting but derive their supply from the ocean, whence vapor that she would be delighted at mecting with so is raised by evaporation. “All the rivers run beautiful, durable, and expensive a commodity, into the sea, yet the sea is not full; unto the at a much lower price than a very inferior one. place from whence they came, thither they reBut the abbess immediately said, “I had much turn again.” This is precisely what is taking rather buy the common stuffs at double the price place daily. If the winds did not take


from than suffer these fine ones to enter the commu- the sea large quantities of vapor, and store it in nity. I consider the money I shall pay, not in the clouds for distribution when wanted, the sea the light of a dear price paid for an article of would“ be full,” with all these gigantic streams dress, but as a cheap price, to keep vanity and passing into it; yet it is never full. finery out of a religious house which has hitherto The facts here given appear, at first sight, anobeen preserved from it. Thus it is that religious malous; but on examination, they will be found houses fall into relaxation by little and little. I to speak in favor of the theory previously ad


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