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pressly from Ava, to sue for peace; and When the army advanced from Prome, after several conferences, this boon was Sir James Brisbane, in the Diana, moved granted to him on the following terms : up with the flotilla, and passed several viz.-The cession of Mergui, Javoy, Yea, batteries, mounting 15 to 20 guns, of and Arracan to the British; Ava to re- || heavy calibre, without molestation, so ceive a Resident, and at Rangoon a Con- || great was the dread of provoking further sul, together with the payment of one vengeance. Crore of Rupees (ten millions.) The His Majesty's ship Champion left Ran. preliminary treaty was granted the 3d, || goon on the 10th inst. having on board and 15 days were allowed for the ratifica- | Capt. Snodgrass, with the dispatches, but tion to arrive from Ava.
was not seen by the Enterprise."
GENERAL CONVENTION IN THE / land, jr. Rev. James D. Knowles, Rev.
Gustavus F. Davis, Rev. Jonathan Going, UNITED STATES.
Rev. Abiel Fisher, Rev. B. C. Grafton, On Wednesday, April 26, the Baptist Rev. Bela Jacobs, Rev. Henry Jackson,
Rev. Irah Chase, Heman Lincoln, Esq. Jon. General Convention commenced its fifth
athan Bachelder, Esq. Dea. James Loring. triennial session in the Meeting-house of Rhode Island. Rev. Stephen Gano, the Baptist Church in Oliver-street, New Rev. David Benedict, Rev. William Gam
Connecticut. Rev. Asa Wilcox. The meeting was opened with prayer New-York. Rev. S. H. Cone, Rev. by Rev. John Stanford of New-York. John Stanford, Rev. A. Maclay, Rev. Ru. The Rev. Robert B. Semple of Virginia | fus Babcock, jr. Rev. A. Perkins, Rev. C. was ehosen President of the Convention, || E. Galusha, Rev. N. Kendrick, Rev. Dan
G. Sommers, Rev. Johnson Chase, Rev. and Mr. Enoch Reynolds was chosen | iel Putnam, Rev. Stephen Olmstead, Rev. Secretary. As Mr. Reynolds was pre
Daniel Hascall, Rev. Leland Howard, vented from attending the Convention by || phy, Rev. Lewis Leonard,
Rev. Howard Malcom, Rev. J. C. Mursickness, Rev. Howard Malcom was ap- son, Esq. William C. Hawley, Esq. Thompointed Sec. pro tem.
as Purser, Esq. _Thomas Garniss, Esq. In the evening, the Rev. Jesse Mercer Joshua Gilbert, Esq. Wm. Colgate, Esq.
New Jersey. Rev. Thomas Brown, of Georgia, preached the Convention ser
Rev. James E. Welch, Rev. G. S. Webb, mon, from Matt. xxviii. 19, Go teach all | Rev. George Patterson. nations. In his illustration of this pas Pennsylvania. Rev. John L. Dagg, sage, he shewed whose duty it was to Rev. Joseph Maylin, Rev. William T. preach the gospel ; the nature and extent Brantley, Rev. E. Ashton, Rev. D. Jones:
Maryland. Rev. Samuel Eastman. of their commission; and the encourage District of Columbia. Rev. William ment which they have to go forward in Staughton,D.D. Professor William Ruggles,
Rev. 0. B. Brown, Rev. S. W. Lynde, the discharge of their duty.
Rev. L. Rice, Rev. Samuel Cornelius, The following is a list of the Delegates || Joseph Thaw, Esq. Isaac Clarke, Esq. certified by the Committee of elections, Virginia. Rev. R. B. Semple, D.D. Rev. as entitled to a seat in' the Convention, Eli Ball, Rev. Noah Davis, Rev. Robert
Ryland, Rev. John Kerr, H. C. Thompand accordingly admitted.
son, Esq. William Crane, Esq.
South Carolina. Rev. Joseph B. Cook.
Georgia. Rev. Jesse Mercer, Abner Maine. Rev. T. B. Ripley.
Davis, Esq. Vermont. Rev. Joseph W. Sawyer, Rev.Jonathan Merrian, John Conant, Esq.
Committees were appointed on the af Massuchusetts. Rev. Lucius Bolles, D.D.fairs of the Columbian College, on the Rev. Daniel Sharp, Rev. Francis Way. Il different Mission stations, and on other
objects connected with the general inter Corresponding Secretary, Rev. Lucius ests of the denomination. But as ihe Bolles, D. D. of Salem. Reports of these Committees will proba- | Wayland, jr.
Recording Secretary, Rev. Francis bly soon be published in an official form, Treasurer, Hon. Heman Lincoln, of we shall not here enter into a detail of Boston. the facts which they contain, or the meas
Trustees, Abner Davis, Jas.D.Knowles,
John L. Dagg, Enoch Reynolds, William ures which they recommend.
T. Brantley, Elon Galusha, John Kerr, ed
The most important acts, which have Spencer H. Cone, Joseph B. Cook, Wm? passed during the present session, are, first, | Thomas B. Ripley, Jonathan Going, Hen
Crane, Bela Jacobs, Samuel Cornelius, the removal of the seat of the Foreign Missions from Washington to Boston. | Stokes, Levi Farwell
, Irah Chase, Ste
ry Jackson, David Benedict, Thomas' This arrangement has for several years phen Chapin, Lewis Leonard, Abner I been somewhat in contemplation on account of the peculiar facilities for such op- || ty, Asa Wilcox, William Gammell, Chs.
Forbes, Gustavus F. Davis, John Moriareration, which Boston presents. It has | Train, N. W. Williams, Stephen Ġano, now been completed with entire harmony David Jones. and perfect unanimity.
Another measure of equal importance The Convention adjourned to the last wbich has been effected is the entire sep- || Wednesday in April, 1829, to meet in the aration of the Missionary and Education concerns of the convention. They had | fifth Baptist Meeting-house in Sansom formerly been under the direction of the street, Philadelphia. Rev. Stephen Gano same body, but experience has for several of Providence, R. I. was appointed to years indicated that both would flourish | preach the introductory sermon, and the much better apart. In pursuance of this conviction, the Trustees of the Columbian Rev. Daniel Sharp of Boston, in case of College, who were originally nominated failure. by the Convention, were requested to vest The session was a peculiarly laborious the right of nomination in some other cor and trying one. On some subjects of poration, and the constitution of the Convention was so amended as to restrict its great importance there was considerable operations wholly to missionary exertion. conflict of opinion and feeling. But it is
These alterations, after full discussion, I believed that towards the close, much were adopted without dissent, and entirely || barinony both of feeling and judgment to the satisfaction of every party concern
ed. Resolutions were also passed ex-prevailed. The brethren separated from P
pressive of the interest of the Convention each other with expressions of muin the success of the College, and various tual confidence, and Christian affection, measures were with much promptness and in the indulgence of a hope, that if adopted, with the design of improving the state of its financial concerns.
permitted to meet again on a similar oc
casion, the measures to which their atten. At the close of the Convention, a large | tion would be directed, would to a happy
number of the friends of Columbian Col- | degree approve themselves to the under1
lege assembled for the purpose of express-standings of all, and unite all hearts.
which they unanimously passed, they de recommended to the Trustees certain ar The Tenth Anniversary of the Newrangements, and expressed a determina- || York Sunday School Union, was celebra
yesterday afternoon in the usual mantion that should they be adopted, they ner. The schools, to the number of sixty, would use their individual influence in males and females, with their teachers, endeavouring to relieve the College from in all numbering between five and six
thousand, assembled in the Park at 3 its present pecuniary embarrassments.
o'clock, each school having a banner with The following Officers and Board of its number, and appropriate devices and Managers were chosen for the three years inscriptions. The order of the formation ensuing.
in the Park, had been previously designated in a diagram which was furnished to
the superintendents and teachers, and the President, Rev. William Staughton,p.p. whole were paraded with the utmost reg.
Vice-Presidents, Rev. Jesse Mercer, || ularity. The whole body then moved in Rev. Daniel Sharp, Rev. Obadiah Bi procession from the Park into Broadway, Brown, Rev. Nathaniel Kendrick, D.D. and down to Castle Garden, which had JUNE, 1826.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.
been generously tendered for the occasion || 41 of the scholars have become teachers, by the proprietors. The female schools one is now superintending a school, and teachers, to the number of at least and another acts as Secretary. Retwo thousand, entered the garden first, || turns of rewards are not complete. In and were seated in the flight of seats in | 34 schools, 179 Bibles and 372 Testa-front of the upper terrace of the garden (ments have been given, and about 9,700 wall. After them came the male schools, | Sunday Scholar's Magazines, for Scrip: which were wheeled alternately, to the ture Proofs ; 15 schools have established right and left, on entering the garden, and libraries; comprising in the whole 3668 marched up the stairs to the broad walk | volumes.
Com. Ado. N. Y. upon the walls. This was completely covered, and also the roof of the large saloon which stands on the walls over the
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. gateway. This saloon, and the seats in front, was filled with ladies and gentle As a national institution, affording the men, as also the rear of the garden below. I promise of great and extensive usefulness,
The broad stairs in front, as you enter this Society ranks next to the American the garden, were reserved for the officers | Bible Society. We have therefore allotof the Society, the clergy, residents and ted more than the ordinary space to the strangers, &c. which, together with every Report of the proceedings at the celebrapart of the garden, was completely filled. tion of its first Anniversary, which was The whole number of people assembled, || held on Wednesday, May 10, at the City was from 10 to 12,000; and the appear- || Hotel. The chair was taken at 10 o'еlock, ance of the scholars of both sexes, all be A. m. by the President, the Hon. S. V. s. ing neatly clad, and preserving the ut- Wilder, of Massachusetts. The meeting most order, was highly interesting. It was opened by prayer by the Rev. Mr. was indeed a delightful spectacle io the Mortimer, of the Moravian church in this philanthropist; for among all our public city. The President then opened the excharities, instituted for the purpose of im ercises by an appropriate address, after proving the moral condition of our race,
which the Annual Report was read by This we hold to be the most important. the Secretary, Mr. Hallock. The Report It strikes at the foundation-where all was very long, far too long to be read in the labours of mental culture should com a popular meeting, but it was written with mence, in order to produce solid and du- | ability, and contained much information rable effects. If these effects are not so of interest and importance. From this visible upon the present generation as document it appears, that the corner stone could be wished, still they will produce a of the Society's building was laid on the full barvest in the next. But we maintain | 10th of May, 1825. It is 80 feet in length, that the salutary influences of these four stories high, and so large that the schools are now abundantly visible. Look || parts not immediately wanted, are rented at the ten thousand poor children taught for a sum equal to the interest of the monin our Sunday Schools now, and contrast ey agreed on as the price of the ground their appearance and conduct with what and building. both were ten years since; and what a During the year, 185 Tracts have been wonderful difference do we behold! How published, which form nearly six volumes sedate, how orderly, and how cleanly do 1 of 400 pages each, and, when bound, are they appear! But we have not room to sold for $3. The Society are in possespursue our reflections.
sion of 2000 stereotype plates, and seve? It appears that the schools connectedral editions have already been published with this Union have increased to the of some of the tracts. The number of number of sixty, of which the following | pages printed by the Society is eight milgeneral statement is correct :
lions and fifty-three thousand, all of which The number of male conductors is 538
have been sold or distributed. A considFemale do. (belonging to this Union) 236 | erable number of tracts in the Spanish
language have been issued by the Socie
774 || ty, for Mexico and South America, from Of these, 417 are professors of religion, received for supplies. The New York
which countries urgent requests have been the remaining 357 are not professors.
and South-Carolina State Societies have There are of scholars White boys,
become Auxiliaries to the National Soci
3096 Coloured do.
etys and the whole number of its AuxilDo. Adults,
iaries amounts to seventy-five.
94-3516 White girls,
The expenses for the first year were
1325 Coloured do.
$10,129. The receipts were $10,153 78,
103 Do. Adults,
about two thousand of which were from
57–1485 | Auxiliaries in payment for tracts sold Total Number of Scholars, . 5001 | The Society are now under large engage
leaving a small balance in the Treasury. Of these, 2939 can read the Scriptures : // ments for paper, printing, binding, &c.
and depend on the support of the public. Il in foreign languages has been consideraThe remaining expenses of the building || bly augmented during the past year. The will in a few years be defrayed by the account is as follows :- Spanish bibles, sums received for rents.-[ib.
2,705'; French, 203; German, 157; Dutch, 1;—3,066. Spanish testaments, 2,681 ; German, 261; Portuguese, 1;-2,943. Total of both, 6009.
The Managers have availed themselves TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN of all the means in their power to ascerBIBLE SOCIETY.
tain the wants of our country, and have
applied the remedy, so far as their duty The Tenth Aniversary of thiş National required, and their resources permitted. Institution, was celebrated on Thursday, || From every section of the United States, May 11th, in the Middle Dutch Church however, the calls for the Scriptures have In the absence of the venerable President become increasingly loud and importu. of the Society, the honourable John Jay, the Chair was taken by the Hon. Various applications having been reJohn Cotton Smith, (of Conn.) one ceived from missionaries in the Westof the Vice Presidents. On the left of India islands, for supplies of the scriptures, the Chair sat His Excellency De Witt || for their respective congregations who Clinton, Governor of the State of New-were unable to procure them, small grants York, and on the right, Judge THOMPSON were made to individuals during the preof the U. States' Court.
ceding ycar; but learning that an active The Annual Report, containing a his- | Society existed in the central Island of tory of the proceedings of the Society Antigua, the Board have made a grant to since the last anniversary, was then read that institution for distribution, of 200 biby the Rev. CAARLES G. SOMERS, one of bles, and 400 testaments. the Society's Secretaries, from whose pen A supply of the scriptures in English this valuable document is understood to and Spanish, has been granted to the have proceeded.
Missionaries in the Sandwich Islands, for The receipts of the treasury, and the supplying vessels visiting those places, and circulation of the Scriptures, have both to enable them to avail themselves of opagain exceeded those of the preceding portunities of sending Spanish bibles to years; the former by $6578 83, and the the opposite coast of Spanish America. latter by 3881 bibles and testaments. Dur- || Some French and Spanish bibles have ing the year which has now ended, there || also been entrusted to a gentleman for have been printed at the Depository, or
sale in Hayti, where they have been purare now in the press, 28,250 bibles in chased with avidity, and an additional supEnglish, 4000 in Spanish, and 2000 in |ply solicited. The (Catholic) priest where French ; making a total of 34,250.--Of the gentleman resides, favors their distritestaments, there have been printed 44, bution, and recommends their perusal in 450 in English, and 2000 in French-46, his sermons. Grants have likewise been 750: making a total of both, of 81,000 ; || made to gentlemen in different parts of which, added to the amount stated in the South America, who have either offered Ninth Report, of 451,902, makes a grand their assistance, or been recommended as total of 532,902 bibles and testaments, or agents, in distributing the Scriptures in parts of the latter, printed from the ste those interesting regions. reotype plates of the Society in New York, Among the interesting facts upon which and in Lexington, (Ken.) or otherwise ob- || grants from the Society have been formed, tained for circulation during the Society's || it is mentioned that in one of the Northexistence. Plates for a pocket bible have ern counties of this State, the Auxiliary at length been completed, though after Society, copying the example of the coun. some delay, and an edition of 2000 has | ty of Monroe, determined by actual inquibeen put to press.
ry to ascertain the number of families in The issues from the Depository from the county which were destitute of the the 30th of April, 1825, to the 1st of May, Scriptures, and raise the means of supply1826, have been as follows :-31,154 bi- | ing the deficiency. But the results of the bles; 35,927 testaments ; 52 Mohawk || investigation proved that the means of the Gospels, and 1 Delaware Epistle. Total, || Society were inadequate. Individual do67,134. Which, added to 372,913 bibles nations were then made, and the Secretaand testaments, and parts of the latter, || ry of the Society gave 100 dollars himself. issued in former years, make the whole still there was a deficiency; whereupon number issued from the commencement this Society was applied to, and provision of the institution to be 440,047-exclu was thus made to plaee the bible in every sive of those issued by the Kentucky Bible | house in the county: Society and printed from plates belonging Although so much has been done, the to this Society, and those which have been managers are persuaded that the work of procured by Auxiliary Societies from oth- benevolence has but just commenced er quarters. The issues of the scriptures || The printing and distribution of fifty a
sixty thousand bibles a year, is by no exertions are employed, to disseminate means adequate to the wants of the desti- || the bible, there will ere long exist in our tute of our present population. If, there country, millions of civilized human fore, that population were to remain sta beings unenlightened by the Oracles of tionary, a far greater number must be pro God. vided; but when we consider how rapidly The number of Auxiliary Societies reour population increases, affording a pros- cognised by the parent institution during pect that it will be doubled in twenty or the past year, is fifty-two. thirty years, what a powerful appea! does The activity and zeal of many of these the prospect mako to the benevolent for societies, are acknowledged with peculiar far greater exertions than have as yet been pleasure, while there are others which it made!
seems necessary to arouse from their suIn regard to the destitute situation of pineness. The Monroe county Bible Socievarious regions of our own country, in | ty, mentioned in their last annual report addition to facts which have been ascer as having 'determined to ascertain and tained and stated in former reports, the supply every destitute family in that counmanagers mention the following particu- | ty, has accomplished the work, and relars :- In Illinois, one fourth of the twelve | mitted payment for all the bibles purchasthousand families eomposing the popula- | ed. tion of that state, are unsupplied with the Many of the prisons and penitentiaries Scriptures. In Wayne county, Ohio, the of our country have been supplied with Bible Society reports that 654 families Bibles through the medium of Auxiliary have been found destitute, and five towns | Societies, by the Agency of the Rev. Louremain unexplored. In Brown county, || is Dwight, who voluntarily devoted a Ohio, 985 families are in a similar condi- | portion of the past year to ascertain the tion :--The report of the Bible Society | spiritual wants of those places. in Scott county, (Ken.) declares that in Through the medium of the Montreal one district of that county, out of 559 Bible Society, in Lower Canada, the dopersons subject to taxation, 260 were found | nation of 400 copies of the Gospel accorddestitute of the Scriptures; in another | ing to St. John, in the Mohawk language, district, 267 out of 400; and in another | has been faithfully distributed among the 327 out of 572. In nine out the thirty six | Indians residing at the Lake of the two counties of Alabama, the most highly im- | mountains, and at St. Regis ; and also proved parts of the state, 2378 families
among those of Caughnawa village, who, have been found destitute, while only 2695 || it is said, received the word of God with families in the same counties were sup- expressions of joy and gratitude. As a plied. It is estimated that 7134 families pleasing instance of the prompt and indeare destitute in the other counties of that pendent spirit of these children of the state. The Secretary of one of the Soci- | forest, it is stated that the Indians at eties in Indiana, estimates the number of Caughnawa, being members of the Church families in that state at 40,000, not more at Rome, convened a council of their than one half of which number have an Chiefs, to deliberate upon the propriety entire copy of the bible.
of receiving the Scriptures, and they Many other facts of a similar character | unanimously resolved that all their peomight be presented, from other states in ple should be at liberty to accept of the the South and West; but the Managers | gospel. choose rather to turn their attention near Several other parts of the New Testaer home, where, within the state of New ment have been translated into the Mo. York, facts have been disclosed equally hawk language. The want of competent painful to every Christian heart. In Os- | translators has hitherto imposed difficulwego county, one fourth part of the fami- ties in the way of its accomplishment. lies are destitute. In nine towns of Liv The Managers have appointed a stand. ingston county, 277 families are destitute. | ing committee, for the distribution of the In Tioga county 500 families are in the like | Scriptures in foreign languages, whose situation. In Alleghany county, and some efforts will be particularly directed to the of the adjoining settlements, 1000 families wants of the newly established republics are destitute. The Society in St. Law- of the south. rence county, found 716 families in the The establishment of the National Bi. like situation, and took immediate meas ble Society at Bogota for the republic of ures to supply them. These facts have Colombia, is considered by the managers been elicited by the Societies, who have as among the most auspicious events in taken pattern after the example set them the history of the Bible Societies; and in Monroe county last year, and they have they have remitted to it a donation of 800 resolved to persevere in their labors, until Spanish Bibles. A letter to the managers, it is known that every family is supplied from an American gentleman in Mexico, But with all their efforts, the tide of pop- || states that the Scriptures are gladly reulation rolls on so rapidly from the shores | ceived by all classes of the community of the Atlantic to the Rocky Mountains, From Mr. Brigham, an agent of the that the Managers fear that unless greater Il Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis