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his urbanity, skill in his profession, and general business habits, and was placed by them last year in the chair as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons. In every thing relating to the spread of liberal opinious, freedom of conscience, and the promotion of the happiness of men of all climes and colors, he took a lively interest—and exhibited the character of a true patriot and a Christian. By his relatives and friends he was regarded with the tenderest affection and love, and few men have been snatched from among us whose memory is more grateful, or whose departure has been more bewailed.--Chronicle.

Died, on the 9th of January, 1849, at the residence of her husband, in Davis county, Iowa, sister NAOMA KIRKHAM, consort of brother Ezra Kirkham, in the 35th year of her age. The deceased hath left a devoted hus. band and five minor children to deplore her irreparable loss. She died as she had lived, a devoted Christian.

J. A.D. Departed this life, on the 17th of January, MOSES ELLIS, of Fayetto county, Indiana. Brother Ellis was one of the oldest and most devoted advocates of the cause of Christ, in Indiana, and was of good report; his piety and devotion being proverbial in his own neighborhood. A short time before he died, I stood by his bed side, and he expressed to me his confidence in the Lord; he was cheerfully resigned to the divine will, with no fears to weaken his faith, and no earthly cares to trouble his mind; as he expressed himself— he owed no man any thing, save love.” He had endeavored to serve the Lord faithfully, and he looked forward, in joyful anticipation to the time, which was near at hand, when he should be released from the tri. als of this world, to dwell with Christ forever. May all the children of God be equally ready to depart, and stand before the judge of all the earth.

W. F. M. ARNY. Died, on the 18th instant, at her residence, near Stanford, Kentucky, Mrs. MARY FORBIS. The deceased was in her 86th year; had survived all her children and most of her relatives, and was still remarkably sprightly for one of her age, till five days before her death. She suffered much in her life, and little in her death. She embraced the Christian hope while in the bloom of life, and did honor to her profession till the day of her death.– More could not be said for the greatest and the best.

C.K. Departed this life, January 27, 1849, in the hope of eternal lise, sister M. W. DODD, of Lancaster Church, Kentucky, sister of brother J. R. McCall. The deceased suffered much during the last two years from pulmonary con. bumption, but much more from what she conceived to be the maladministration of the church of which she was a member for many years. She had commenced to write me an epistle, setting forth her afflictions and troubles in the church, and on progressing to the close of page third, her strengh failed, and she laid down her pen forever; but, at her dying request, it was sent to me by her greatly afflicted husband, and now lies before me, exhibiting much strength of mind, and a deep interest in the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Her devotion to the Lord and his institutions gave her great boldness and mental independence, and made her exceedingly zealous for the purity and honor of her church,-one of the best evidences of Christian character.

A. C.

ERRATA.-In our March No., page 122, Question 11,-A. "That baptism did come in room of circumcision,” should read,—That baptism did not come in room of circumcision. Also, in our present No., Tracts for the People, for “eiserchoomai,” read eiserchomai.

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MOUNT PLEASANT TURNPIKE. IE 16th session will commence May 1st, 1849. ve advantages proposed in this Boarding School, are remarkable healthful

secured by great elevation; contiguity to the city, and yet all desirable .sion; the cultivation of a sense of moral obligation as the means of governs; and moderate charges. RM3—for the regular studies, which are as full as in any Female Seminary, d, Washing, &c., sixty-five dollars, in advance, for a session of five months. ino. Guitar, French, Painting, Wax Fruit, Wax Flowers, &c.; Shell Work, icial Flowers, as taught in Paris, Embroideries. &c., taught at moderate ges. MMER UNIFORM.--Pink and Blue Lawns, and White Mull Sun Bonnets. MMON WEAR.-Dark Plaid Ginghams. mibusses leave the United States Hotel and Galt House, Cincinnati, mornnd evening. Applications should be addressed, as soon as possible per Mail,

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We have had the pleasure of receiving many clubs of new subscribers the following proposition. We have also received a good many clubs of o new subscribers under a provision extended to the first of March only. i brethren have very successfully employed their influence in increasin usefulness, especially on the Western Reserve, Ohio, and Western Penn nia. Although our present impression of this volume is almost exhauste shall print a second edition of the first numbers at an early day, and will s new subscribers with the current numbers. It will, therefore, be always i son for our friends to send on clubs of new subscribers under the following law:

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nsion of the BLACK ROCK FEY SEMINARY will commence on the just Wednesday in May next, and tinue twenty-two weeks, under the direction of Mrs. C. M. STEELE, as Prin who will be aided by competent assistant teachers.

This Seminary is pleasantly and healthfully located on Niagara street.) one mile beyond the limits of the city of Buffaloe, at a point that overlook Erie and the Niagara River. The buildings are sufficiently commodious to a comfortable home for a large number of pupils.

Pupils are received at any time during the session, and are only charged the time they enter the Institution. For board, washing, and tuition in all the the English studies, 112 dollar

The extra charges are, for music on thc Piano, 10 dollars perqy on the Organ or Harp, 15 dollar3; on the Guitar, 8 dollars; the German or Language, 7 dollars and 50 cents; Drawing and Painting, 5 dollars.

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The Constitution of Kentucky, in the judgment of political doctors, is pronounced to be consumptive of the interests of the Com. monwealth, and consequently to be submitted to a consultation of political economists in full convention assembled. This is always to be regarded as a very important and critical crisis in every body politic. It will, therefore, necessarily call forth the patriotic wisdom and benevolence of every true son of Kentucky. We are pleased to see a general awakening of the citizens to the importance of the occasion, and a well expressed desire to go into a full and a fearless discussion of all the great elements that enter into the constituency of a great, a prosperous and a happy commuaity.

Being myself much interested in the further prosperity and advancement of this great and noble State, not because it is a much honored member of the great sisterhood of American States,-not because it is the worthy daughter of Virginia, the magna mater via rum;* but because in it the first great impulse was given to the cause of an evangelical reformation, of whose advocates and membership she has the greatest number resident in any one State in the American Union, and because its character and career are somewhat involved in the present crisis. It is for this reason and for that grand cause of human redemption from ignorance, guilt and bondage, in which all Christians are equally interested, that I presume to offer a single remark or suggestion on this most interesting occasion.

As the press of other States has noticed the great move made in Kentucky, and spoken freely of the same subject of which I am about to speak-that delicacy and caution, which hitherto inhibited an allusion to the subject, are constrained to yield to the occasion and

*The great mother of men. SERIES II-VOL. VI.


to give way to a free exposition of our views on the premises,

As a philanthropist and a Christian, I therefore tender to my friends and brethren in Kentucky, and I am pleased to be assured that there are several ten thousands of them, a few thoughts and conclusions on one subject which, more than any other that can come before them at this time, demands their most profound and religious consideration and regard.

My views of Slavery, as permitted amongst a Christian people in Asia, Europe or America, in times ancient or modern, so far as the Bible arguments, pro and con, have been canvassed, have never when called for at home or abroad, been disguised or withholden from the people. These are now what they have always been.

They were avowed by me when the people obliged me to be a candidate for a seat in the Virginia Convention, and while a member of that body. They were also avowed to the first deputation of New England abolitionists that I met with while in Philadelphia, a year or two after that convention was dissolved, and again avowed to leading abolitionists in Ohio during their first meeting at Mount Pleasant. What they were may be fully inferred from an incident which occurred in Philadelphia in 1831.

While lecturing there on the Christian religion, three friends, (Quakers, I believe,) a deputation from the first organized society of abolitionists in New England I had heard of, waited upon me one evening for my views of the probable success of their mission to Eastern Virginia.

I requested them to open to me the designs of it if they desired a candid expression of my views.

They gave me a candid expose of its objects and ends. On hearing them to the close, I responded in the following manner:

“Friends, I sympathize with you in the benevolent views for the African race which you have so happily expressed, and would wish that they were full as intelligent, free and elevated as ourselves. But I very much doubt the propriety and the policy of your mission. I have just returned from a tour through Eastern Virginia, and came here from Norfolk a few days since. I know their views and their feelings well, and were I to give you my very best advice it would be, Return to Boston and allow the Virginians to manage their own affairs as they think best.

“The people of Virginia understand Slavery and Slave-holding better than you do. They practically know and feel the blessings and curses of Anglo-American Slavery. They are a people, too, of good common sense, and at least as intelligent and consciencious,

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