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and in other ways, twelve hundred dollars, weeks' travel brought them to the banks of yet never lost a term, or failed to keep the Missouri and to the house of a former up with his class. He graduated in 1837; acquaintance by whom they were hospitably his only classmates were Robert Patterson, entertained, and where the women and chilD. D., of Chicago, and Rev. Edward Scofield, dren found a home, while the two men went of Indiana or Obio. When he graduated, through the territory in search for a place on two friends were at hand to assist him - Rev. which to locate. They traversed the Big Artemas Bullard and Miss Catherine Beecher. Blue river country and planted stakes for a He was then penniless; and ladies in Jack- town on the site where Manhattan now is, son ville provided funds to pay his fare to and then returned, a distance of one hundred Cincinnati. But what should he do for board and twenty miles, for their families. The when he got there ? A question which Miss first winter was spent in building log cabins, B. answered at once : “Come to father's and the whole company meantime living in little teach the boys, and that will pay it.” He slab pens, about nine feet by ten, and so open spent three years in Lane Seminary, com- as to be only a partial protection from the pleting his course in 1840.

rain and snow. As the weather was less seIn June, 1840, brother Blood was married vere than usual, they did not suffer much. to Mary B., daughter of Nathaniel Coffin, Esq., Thus far, the writer has had before him the a lawyer of Wiscasset, Me. Her mother's outlines of brother Blood's life, prepared maiden name was Mary Porter, daughter by himself, at the request of his wife, a few of Dr. Aaron Porter of Portland, Me., and weeks before his death. It is a matter of sister of Dr. Lyman Beecher's second wife. regret that he did not complete the narrative, They had no children. He had been, two so well begun; at least, furnish us with his months before, installed pastor of the Presby- entire history during a residence of about terian church in Collinsville, Ill., - a relation eight years in the “far West.” To his useblessed to many and continued for seven fulness there, where he was sustained by the years. Having resigned his ministerial American Home Missionary Society, we have charge, he taught school for five years in the ample testimony; though to what extent he same place ; when, feeling it to be his duty was the instrument of strengthening the to resume his more appropriate'work, he ac• church of Christ and winning souls to him, cepted a call to the church in Farmington, we are not informed. But this we know, Sangamon County, Ill. That people at once that wherever he resided he was constantly became, and ever continued, attached to him, about his Father's business. Indeed he was and together they rejoiced in much good foremost in every enterprise for the furtherdone.

ance of the temporal or spiritual interests of Here we reach a very important period in those whom he was called to serve. His last the life of the deceased. We remember what years, four of them, were spent in Wataga, a furor of excitement there was throughout Illinois, where, as on other fields of labor, the country in 1854. Shall Kansas be a free there are many monuments of his skill and State ? was the question. The North said executive ability and ministerial efficiency. Yes;” the South, "No." Our brother felt A few months since, the health of our it to be his duty to go and help save that brother so failed as to render it necessary for embryo State to freedom. After deliberation him to resign his pastoral charge again. Yet, and prayer, his people, realizing that they during the period that elapsed between that were making a great sacrifice, consented to event and his death, he conducted the prayergive him up. Then we see him, on the 11th meetings of the church and preached quite as of October, the same year, on his way to a often as was safe for him, and continued to new field, with his wife and another family teach a large Bible class to which he had bein company. “They hardly knew whither come very much attached. The gratuitous they were going, what reception they would services thus rendered were duly appreciated meet, and how they could live when they by the people. When called to give their arrived there.” But the Lord shielded them last expression of attachment to him as their from all evil and made ample provision for friend and spiritual guide, they crowded the many of their more pressing wants. Two house of worship to overflowing, and there sighed and wept because they should hear his Rev. HORATIO BARDWELL, D. D., voice no more.

died in Oxford, Mass., May 5, 1866, in the There is in my hands a closely written 78th year of his age. His death was occasheet, with this heading, “ Record of the last sioned by congestion of the brain, resulting sad week.” It is from the pen of the widow from injuries received during the burning of of the deceased. A few extracts only, and his dwelling-house and other buildings two those greatly condensed, can here be made. days before.

Though cut down so suddenly he was pre- He was born in Belchertown, Mass., a son pared for the event. Nothing needed to be of Elijah and Sarah W. (Smith) Bardwell, done for the world he was leaving or for that and a descendant in the fifth generation from upon which he was entering.” When, early Robert Bardwell, who came from London to in his sickness, it was intimated to him that Boston about 1670. He was graduated at his case was doubtful," he said, with empha Andover Theological Seminary in 1814, was sis, “I am nothing but a poor sinner. Christ licensed 6 July, 1814, by the Haverhill Assois a great Saviour : all my hope is in him.'” ciation at Salem, and was ordained to the At another time, as his physician said, “Mr. ministry at Newburyport, 21 June, 1815; Blood, you are a very sick man,” he re- Rev. Samuel Worcester, D. D., of Salem, sponded, “ You think I must go now?” Af- preaching the sermon. Soon after, he sailed ter a pause of a moment, he added : “ If it be for Ceylon, as a missionary of the American the Lord's will, I am ready. But, oh! I Board. By direction of the Board he went to would like to stay a while longer with my Bombay, and there labored till 1821, when dear wife and my poor old mother. What his health became so much impaired that he will they do without me?”.....

... “A few found it necessary to give up the missionary minutes before his death,” says the widow, work and return to America. " he turned his head, pillowed on my arm, In 1823, having regained his health, he his eyes fixed on mine, and sweetly said commenced preaching in Holden, Mass., and • Home.' I asked, 'In heaven?' 'Yes.' was there installed pastor in October of that "With Jesus ?' 'Yes;' and then added, year. Rev. Leonard Woods, D. D., preached

Same work.' You mean for Jesus your the sermon. After a pastorate of nearly eight work of praise and love. Yes.' . years, he received and accepted an appointHe gave me a last kiss as I put my lips to ment as agent of the American Board, in his; and then I said 'Farewell,' and left him which service he spent about five years. He with the Saviour; for his feet had almost was installed, 9 June, 1836, pastor in Oxford, reached the other side of the river. He soon Mass. - Rev. John Nelson, D.D., of Leicester, ceased to breathe; and I laid his head back preaching the sermon, and was dismissed and closed his eyes in their last sleep.” 8 June, 1864.

Our brother died disease, typhoid pneu- His publications are a Sermon on the Duty monia — March 25th, 1866, aged fifty-six and Reward of Evangelizing the Heathen, years and twenty-four days, without a strug- 1815; two Sermons on the Subjects and gle or a sigh,

Mode of Christian Baptism; and a Memoir of

Rev. Gordon Hall, 1834, pp. 260. " Like one that draws the drapery of his couch

He was not a graduate of any college, but About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."

received the honorary degree of A. M. from

Dartmouth College, in 1814, and of D. D. GALESBURG, III., April 4th.

from Amherst College, in 1857.

E. J.

P. H. W.

Books of Interest to Congregationalists. Mr. BRACE has given his life to the care of rance; to have interested the humane and those for whom few care. To have provided benevolent in the “ Newsboys' Lodging a temporary home for 40,718 homeless boys House,” 1 so as to give their thousands in its in twelve years is a life-work. To have given even a little useful instruction to such igno- 1 Short Sermons to Newsboys, with a history of the aid, to have reclaimed so many that before bution to this end. While his topics may knew only vice, — all this and much more not be especially new or striking, his discushave been the toils and rewards of the writer sions and facts are suggestive and helpful to of this well-filled volume. Fifty pages con- those who may wish information about and tain a brief history of the author's work, in stimulus in the great work now before our connection with the Children's Aid Society; Christian churches. and then follow fifteen short, pithy, well

An ecclesiastical council (Baptist) illustrated sermons, which were prepared for was called, in January last, to act upon the and preached to the "children of crime and

case of a church member who had married a misfortune,” who could be persuaded to hear.

woman who had obtained a divorce from her It is a valuable and an interesting book.

(first) husband because of unkind treatment. - Let the war-worn veteran tell his The council was desired to answer the ques. own story. Who can do it so appropriately, tion whether the Scriptures allow an entire so truthfully, so feelingly? If General Scott dissolution of the marriage tie "for any cause is more than tolerated in detailing his life-long save one.” Unprepared to answer the queswork as the leader of our army, which, in- tion, it appointed a committee to report upon deed, he had few occasions to lead, why may this subject. That report, prepared by Pronot such a warrior - in a harder contest — as fessor Hovey, of Newton, and adopted by the Dr. Marsh give the reading world the results council, has been given to the public. The of his conflicts? He has contended against question is examined with all the patient skill a relentless foe, — with the peers “ of the beasts of the able writer, and the conclusion reached of Ephesus,” - and he has given the hydra- that while the Scriptures allow a separation in headed monster many a death-deuling blow some cases, they allow entire divorce only on in his thirty years' war. We are glad he has one ground, "namely, fornication.” The been spared to do so much ; and not the least question is exciting much attention, on acof his good deeds is this faithful and valuable count of the laxity of laws in some States, and record of the great temperance reform with the great increase of divorce cases. This which he has been so closely identified. We book is timely, and is worthy of careful peheartily wish this book as large a sale as its rusal. merits richly deserve.

Few books known to us are better Popery, with its usual effrontery, filled with important truths, plainly, powerstands forth, assailing the battlements of Chris- fully stated, than are found in Daily Meditian and civil liberty at every point. Let every tations. A “meditation” for every day in one, who can, hurl the missiles of truth against the year, with a fitting text, fittingly exthis common enemy of our race until its pounded and made eminently practical. power for mischief is broken. We welcome “The reader," as the preface well says, every well-directed effort to enlighten the “ will here find deep, precious, and sugpublic mind and educate the public conscience gestive thoughts, made vivid by a glowing upon the great topics in controversy between imagination and striking inferences. Protestantism and Popery. Mr. Curtis's His faith will be strengthened by contact “ Seven Discourses" 2 are a valuable contri- with the author's faith, and his zeal be

kindled by his passionate jealousy for the formation of the Newsboys' Lodging House. By glory of God.” In connection with the Charles Loring Brace. New York : Charles Scribner & Co., 124 Grand Street. 1866. pp. 244.

By Chandler Curtis. Boston : Crocker & 1 Temperance Recollections. Labors, Defeats, Tri

Brewster. 1866. pp. 417. umphs. An Autobiography. By John Marsh, D.D.,


3 The Scriptural law of Divorce. By Alvah Hovey, Secretary of the first three Temperance Conventions, D. D., Professor of Christian Theology in the Newton and thirty years the Corresponding Secretary and

Theological Institucion. Boston: Gould and Lincoln. editor of the American Temperance Union. New

12mo. pp. 82. York : Charles Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway. 1866. 4 Daily Meditations, by the Rev. George Bowen,

American Missionary, Bombay, India. 2 The Mystery of Iniquity Vnveiled ; or, Popery Un- phia: Presbyterian Publication Committee, 1334 folded and Refuted, and its Destination Shown in Chestnut Street; New York : A. D. F. Randolph, the Light of Prophetic Scripture. In Seven Dis- 170 Broadway. 429 pp.

Pp. 373.


daily study of the Bible in the closet, let one and the Resolutions adopted by the Church of these meditations be also read, and a and Society. The pamphlet is a suitable and spiritual quickening will be the result. The feeling testimony to the memory of this laauthor has evidently been led to a higher mented minister. We make no extracts, only level than most attain, and thither he would because we hope to be soon furnished with a bring us all. We cordially welcome this in- complete biographical sketch. valuable contribution to our Christian litera

No graduate of Yale College for ture.

the last half century, failed to know, and Common report ascribes the au- knowing failed to admire Prof. Benjamin thorship of The Cross in the Cell,l to the Silliman. His commanding person, genial Rev. Nehemiah Adams, D. D., of this city. face, polite and universal recognition of every It is a very interesting, instructive, and will student, gentlemanly and noble bearing withbe a very useful book if circulated and read out affectation; his charming and inspiring as widely as it is likely to be. The triumphs lectures, his reading at prayers the twentyof grace in such circumstances are wonderful. first chapter of Revelations, his fervid and The conversations were very wisely con- earnest supplications, with the occasional ducted, and the quotations of Scripture and opening of his eyes; his marvelous good-nature their simple, pertinent explication and appli- and ready wit, his kindly and paternal regard cation were such as Dr. Adams is eminently for every young man who sought his counsel; fitted to make.

all this and much more will be remembered Battle Echoes”? is a good book. by all who spent four years under the classic The different chapters were written at differ- shades of Yale while this great and good man ent periods during the war, and hence the moved among his peers, “primus inter priearly ones are useful only as showing what mores.” It is every way fitting that his inwas said and felt at earlier periods. But the fluenco should be perpetuated by giving the chapter on Reconstruction is timely and very world his “ reminiscences,” his letters so sensible.

unique and instructive, the story of his own The Memorial of Rev. Dr. Cleave- life and labors as he could so well tell it. land, late of New Haven, includes the Fune

Prof. Fisher has done a good work in arral Discourse by Dr. Leonard Bacon; the ranging and connecting the abundant maMemorial Discourse, by Dr. L. H. Atwater; twice two volumes of more ample dimensions

terials which were put into his hands, for Lines suggested by the Death; Obituary; than those now lying before us. Prof.

Silliman speaks for himself, as his biogra1" The Cross in the Cell. Conversations with a pher wisely permits him to do. In his remPrisoner while awaiting his Execution. By a Minis- iniscences and letters we really have a hister of the Gospel." American Tract Society, 28

tory of the college during the most important Cornhill, Boston, Mass. pp. 236.

From the same press we have “ Bible Sketches and period of its existence. And no man living their Teachings for Young People, by Samuel A.

or dead has done more for its character or Green, B. A. First series, from the Creation to the influence at home and abroad, than the subDeath of Joseph." 216 pp., well printed and attrac- ject of this valuable work. His abundant tive. Also “ The History of a Lost Purse; or, Jessie

letters to and from the first scholars of Eu. and her friends.” 192 pp. Also “ Ten Helps to Joy and Peace," consisting of ten brief, well written rope and this country, to and from artists tracts bound neatly in one little volume, and very and statesmen, clergymen and kindred, upsuggestive of practical duties, and of the Christian's

on all topics interesting to all, are so racy, sweetest privileges.

fluent, ardent, affectionate, often playful, and The Freedman's Spelling Book and Third Reader are now ready for delivery and are valuable, invalu

yet as often serious and weighty, that they uable for the purpose for which they are designed. The Word to Sabbath-school Teachers, 48 pp., is a 4 Life of Benjamin Silliman, M. D., LL. D., late word in season.

Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology in 2 Battle Echoes; or, Lessons from the War. By Yale College. Chiefly from his manuscript reminisGeorge B. Ide, D.D. Boston : Gould & Lincoln. cences, diaries, and correspondence. By George P. 1866. 12mo. pp. 325.

Fisher, Professor in Yale College. In two volumes. 3 Memorial to Elisha Lord Cleaveland. New Ha- New York : Charles Scribner & Co., 124 Grand ven : Thomas H. Pease.

Street, 1866. 407, 408 pp.


pp. 70.

cannot fail to captivate and instruct all who Jewish Church ? eminently merits the high read them. These volumes will grace many commendations it everywhere receives. The a library.

first part has been for some time before the Mr. Wilson's Presbyterian Historical public. Mr. Scribner has brought out the Almanac' is issued for the year ending with the second part in a manner well fitted to the sessions of the assemblies and synods of 1864 topic, and to the ability with which it is - being the seventh volume of this work. It treated. And though the entire work was contains the names and members and proceed- prepared for Dr. Stanley's class at Oxford, ings of ten Presbyterian General Assemblies and delivered in lectures, it still has the form or Synods in the United States, and of twelve of a narrative, and is really an unbroken hisin Canada and other foreign countries; biog- tory from Saul to the Captivity. It is not raphies of deceased ministers, and other in. dryly statistical, nor on the other hand are formation; and is illustrated by eight por

the facts which are the basis of the history traits on steel. As a historical work, this ignored. These are so arranged and convolume is invaluable. We are sorry that the

nected as to beguile the reader through the compiler omits, for this year (with slight entire record without wcariness. Take the exception), the lists contained in earlier vol- reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon ; and umes, of "all the Presbyterian ministers

we venture the affirmation that the oldest throughout the world,” with their respective students of the Old Testament will find a new church connections; and has reduced the charm, even to them, in this part of inspirastatistics to a brief summary. We think that tion. Ewald, Millman, and many others full statistics and complete lists of ministers have written copiously and well upon “the are essential. But, without these, the volume children of Israel,” “ the history of the is indispensable to all who wish to know the . Jews,” etc., etc.; but it has been reserved to conditions and doings of the various Presby- this author to give to the reading world a terian churches. It ought to be supported work more attractive, more thoroughly anamuch more liberally than we are afraid it is. lytical, and hence more valuable than any

which it has been our privilege to examine. Dean Stanley's great work on the

It should be in every good library.

1 The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer of the Church, for 1865. By Joseph M. Wilson. Volume seven, Philadelphia : Joseph M. Wilson. 1865. 8vo. pp. 407 (including advertisements).

2 Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church, Part 2d. From Samuel to the Captivity. By Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D. D., Dean of Westminster. New York : Charles Scribuer & Co., 124 Grand Street 1866. 556 pp.

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