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he may dwell at greater length on It is very ill adapted to the purposes of the Evidences, the Doctrines, and the public worship and instruction ; but the Duties of the Christian Religion. Since Committee have reason to believe that the commencement of this Native Ser- the natives who attend the service, convice the congregation has varied from template opening a subscription amongst 12 to 25, and although it is a matter of themselves and their friends for the purregret that so few of those Hindoos chase of ground and the erection of a who have rejected idolatry appear dis- Native Chapel, to be appropriated to the posed to give their countenance to the worship of the One Living and True public worship of One God, yet the re- God.' (To be continued.) spectability, intelligence, and seriousness even of this small congregation, are very encouraging circumstances, Edward Turner was on Wednesday,

Installation at Charlton.—The Rev. and will, it is hoped, lead to a more ge- June 18th, installed as pastor of the First neral public profession of religion by Hindoo Unitarians. All the individuals Congregational Church and Society in composing it understand English, and Charlton. Introductory Prayer, by the almost all have received an English Rev. Mr Noyes, of Brookfield; Řeadeducation. They attend from Sundaying of the Scriptures, by the Rev. Mr to Sunday at a fixed time and place, of Alden, of Marlborough; Sermon, by the their own accord, without any other Rev. Mr Walker, of Charlestown; Inmotive or inducement but the desire to stallation Prayer, by the Rev. Mr receive religious instruction. Through

Huntoon, of Canton; Charge, by the out the service they join with reve- Rev. Mr Thompson, of Barre; Right rence in the prayers addressed to God Hand of Fellowship, by the Rev. Mr and listen with attention to the instruc- May, of Brooklyn, Conn.; Concluding tions delivered. And the occasional Prayer, by the Rev. Mr Osgood, of essays or abstracts which they prepare

Sterling of the Discourses they have heard, the pertinent answers which they gene- Installation at Salisbury and Ames rally give when examined, and the fur- bury.-On Wednesday, June 25th, the ther inquiries they make on the subject Rev. David Damon was installed as paswhich has been treated, show that they tor of the Congregational Church and both comprehend what has been said to Society in Salisbury and Amesbury. them, and that they take a deep interest Introductory Prayer, by the Rev. Mr in it. Mr Adam, however, regrets that Osgood, of Sterling; Selections from his other indispensable engagements Scripture, by the Rev. Mr Loring, of have permitted him to give only a very Andover; Sermon, by the Rev. Dr limited degree of attention to this Na- Thayer, of Lancaster; Prayer of Intive Service and to native labors gene- stallation, by the Rev. Dr Andrews, of rally, and grounds on this fact a strong Newburyport; Charge, by the Rev. appeal for a coadjutor in his Missionary Dr Parker, of Portsmouth ; Right Hand and Ministerial duties. The place of of Fellowship, by the Rev. Mr Lincoln, meeting is one of the apartments in the of Fitchburg ; Address to the Society, range of buildings occupied by Ram- by the Rev. Dr Flint, of Salem; Conmohun Roy's Anglo-Hindoo School in cluding Prayer, by the Rev. Dr Lowthat quarter of the city called Simlyah. ell, of Boston.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

RUSSIA AND TURKEY.— The em- es of some importance, has advanced peror of Russia has undertaken the war to the Balkan mountains, and laid siege against Turkey with great vigor. He to Chumla, a strong and populous town has employed more than 300,000 men which guards one of the passes of the in this service, and has followed in per- mountains, and also to Varna a town on son the movements of the main army. the coast of the Black sea. A division This army has crossed the Danube, and of the army has captured Brailow, after after taking several towns and fortress- an obstinate siege, and a bloody assault, and another division has advanced to of the viceroy of Egypt, the restoration Silistria, and begun the siege of that of all those prisoners. A military exfortress. Two Russian armies have pedition has been fitted out in France, entered Asiatic Turkey, and begun a part of which, consisting of about their conquests there. One of them 8000 men, sailed from Toulon in Aucrossed the Kouban, on the eastern side gust, for the Morea, to free from the of the sea of Asoph, and by the aid of foot of the enemy, such parts of that a fleet from the Crimea, has captured country as are yet held by the Turks. Anapa, a strong town with a Turkish It is expected that one of the first acts garrison, in Great Abazia. The other of the Ambassadors at Corfu, will be army, which had lately effected the to prescribe the limits of the new Greconquest of two Persian provinces, has cian state, and that they will make other entered Turkish Armenia, from the arrrangements for determining the side of Persia, taken Kars by storm, character of the government and enand at the date of the last accounts, was suring the tranquillity of the country. threatening Erzerum, the principal town Count Capo d'Istria had received pein that quarter of Turkey. The ac- cuniary aids from some of the allied counts from Constantinople, in regard powers, and he expected them from both to the efforts made for the defence of others. He had made some progress the country, and the advances towards in organizing the departments of the negotiation with the allied powers, are government, but all efforts which had somewhat contradictory. The preva- been made in military enterprises had lent tenor of these accounts, however, been feeble, and had not been attended is, that the spirit of the people seems with any brilliant success. to be broken, and that there is very little enthusiasm in the efforts which

PORTUGAL.-An assembly, convokare made for the national defence. ed by Don Miguel as the Three EsThe ambassadors of Great Britain, tates of the kingdom, has declared him France, and Russia, were on the point the lawful sovereign. He has thereof meeting at Corfu, for the purpose of fore assumed the exercise of absolute negotiating on the affairs of Turkey, authority, in his own right, and indeand it was reported that the Turkish pendently of the Constitution, which he government had agreed to accede to had previously, in the capacity of Rethe terms of the treaty of London, of gent, sworn to support. The whole July 6, as a condition of the mediation kingdom has submitted to this usurpaof the allied powers in terminating the tion. The inhabitants of Oporto, with present controversy.

many distinguished individuals in other

parts of the kingdom, for a short time GREECE.-Ibrahim Pacha has en

endeavoured to maintain the Constitution tered into a stipulation with the admi- and to resist the invasion of their rights, rals of the combined squadron of the and of those of their lawful sovereign; allied powers, to evacuate the Morea, but the party of Don Miguel was found and to return to Egypt with all his army, too strong to be resisted. The Constituas soon as transports for that purpose tional army suddenly dispersed, Oporto can be procured from Alexandria. A

was occupied by the troops of the messenger has been sent to demand usurper, many of the Constitutionalists these, and the evacuation was expected fled into Spain and other countries, and to take place about the 1st of September. great numbers have been thrown into The Turkish troops which were in prison, and have suffered the most possession of the fortresses, were not in- grievous persecution. The governcluded in the stipulation, and they ment of Madeira maintains its allegiwould continue to hold those places. ance to its lawful sovereign and to the It was expressly stipulated, that Ibra- Constitution, and has sent back to Portuhim should take away no prisoners, but gal the new governor, appointed by Don that all Greeks held in captivity in the Miguel. A military and naval force is Morea should be set at liberty Ibra. fitting out at Lisbon, to reduce this islhim declined negotiating for the resto- and to submission. The Azores have ration of the prisoners who have been acknowledged Don Miguel, and receivcarried to Egypt and sold into servitude, ed their new governor. but it is stated that an agent is to be 'sent by the French government, accompanied by a naval force, to demand

SOUTH AMERICA.-The war be

tween Brazil and Buenos Ayres still con- people of that country from the militinues, but it is prosecuted languidly. tary government which he had establishNegotiations for peace were still pend- ed there, under the name of Bolivia. ing, at the last dates from Rio Janeiro, The city of Lima suffered severely on but with little prospect of a successful the 30th of March last, from a terrific result. The republic of Colombia has earthquake, which destroyed a great thrown herself unreservedly into the number of churches and other buildarms of Bolivar, who has thrown aside ings, and cut off many lives. In Centhe forms of the Constitution, and un- tral America, at the date of the last dertaken to administer the government accounts, the two hostile parties had according to his discretion. He has agreed to the conditions of a peace, but also declared war against Peru, which some difficulty arose, on the part of one country had committed the double of. of the comunanding generals, in ratify. fence, of throwing off the yoke imposed ing the treaty. We are yet to learn upon them by him, and of sending an whether the country has been restored army into Upper Peru, to relieve the to a state of tranquillity.

OBITUARY.

DIED, in this city, July 7, HENRY the best of friends, and the best of all Hill, Esq. aged 91.

God's blessings. He was remarkable, Mr Hill possessed traits of character, too, for his equanimity and patience. which deserve to be remembered and It was difficult to ruffle his temper, or imitated. He was a religious man; not disturb the uniform tranquillity of his fanatical or superstitious, but reverent mind. He bore suffering and amiction, and devout. His piety was not an as a Christian should bear them, withaustere, gloomy, repulsive principle, out a repining thought or a complainbut a calm, cheerful, happy emotion. ing word. Lying as he did for many It was a feeling of reverence for the months, feeble and helpless, he exemdivine character, of submission to the plified, in his last sickness, some of the divine will, of respect for the divine finest traits of the christian character, laws. Those who only saw him oc- and taught all around him a lesson of casionally and of course knew him patience, of contentment and of gratibut superficially, might have conclud- tude, which will never be forgotten. ed that a heart so light and playful, He was a kind heartedl and benevolent could not have been the residence of man. His charity beginning at home, any deep and serious feeling. But his numerous relatives found in him at they knew not the man. If piety con- all times a steady friend and unfailing sists in melancholy and gloom, then he benefactor. Under his hospitable roof had no just claim to the virtue. But if they found a joyful welcome—and mait consists in an habitual sense of God's ny who had no claims of brotherhood presence and inspection, in reverence found there a peaceful asylum. of his character, in gratitude for bis of his habits of life, I think it useful mercies, in resignation to his appoint- and proper to mention his unparalleled ments, and in an observance of all the temperance.

It was a temperance ordinances of religion and means of so habitual and complete, that some grace, then he had a claim to the char- would denominate it abstemiousness. acter of a religious man. Contentment It was an abstinence, too, not merely dwelt in his bosom, and the accents of from excess in one particular, but in praise and thankfulness to God were all. During a long life he abjured alever upon his lips. His enjoyments,' together the use of distilled liquors, and he was accustomed to say, 'had been ever rose from his table with an unsatmany; his pains and afflictions few. ed appetite, and consequently with a While recounting the gifts and mercies clear head and a tranquil mind. Diffiof providence, he would exclaim, 'I cult as it is to determine with certainty have been one of the happiest of men; the causes of longevity, there can be I have had everything to make me so; little doubt that the deceased was essentially aided in reaching so advanced sickness and in the near prospect of an age, by his uniform equanimity and death. His trust was in the free love temperance. Having no anxiety of and unpurchased mercy of his heavenmind, and cherishing within him none ly Father, as they are revealed to us of the common causes of disease, he by his blessed Son. He had no ecstalived on without any violent shock be- sies and no raptures in his last hours, ing offered to his system ; and when but he looked forward with a tranquil he fell away, it was the inevitable de- and humble hope, to the time of his cay of nature, the ruin of mortality. departure. He was a healthy, active, vigorous Such was the life, such was the man for upwards of ninety years, be- death, of this excellent old man. He cause he was at peace with God and lived long and he lived well. He has his own conscience, and because he now gone to his fathers in peace. He never transgressed the bounds of mod- has been “buried in a good old age.' eration. The result was, the singular To his relatives and his numerous fact, that he never summoned a physi- friends be has left behind him pleasant cian to his aid, and never perinitted recollections and consoling hopes. one to approach him, in his professional capacity.

Why mourn ye that our aged friend is dead? As to his religious sentiments, Mr

Ye are not sad to see the gathered grain, Hill was a decided Unitarian. Edu. Nor when the yellow woods shake down the

Nor when their mellow fruit the orchards cast, cated a Trinitarian and a Calvinist, he ripened mast. was led by the study of the bible alone, to embrace a more just and liberal the

"Ye sigh not when the sun, his course fulfilled,

His glorious course, rejoicing earth and sky, ology. Familiar with the scriptures, In the soft evening, when the winds are stilled, and well acquainted with the argu- Sinks where his islands of refreshment lie, ments of the controversy, he took de

And leaves the smile of bis departure spread,

O'er the warm colored heaven, and ruddy mounlight in avowing and vindicating the

tain head. simple truths of Unitarian Christianity. He understood religion too well, and . Why weep ye then for him, who, having run

The bound of man's appointed years, at last, felt it too deeply, to be exclusive and

Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labor done, bigoted. He was remarkable for his

Serenely to his final rest has passed; tolerance and charity. When inquir- While the soft memory of his virtues, yet ing the character of an individual, he Lingers like twilight hues, when the bright sun never thought of asking what were his theological opinions, or at what church

His youth was innocent; his riper age he worshipped; but his sole question Marked with some act of goodness every day; was, “Is he good ? Has he the chris

And watched by eyes that loved him, calm and tian spirit?' In his own family, persons Faded his late declining years away. of different religious persuasions lived Cheerful he gave his being up, and went together for years in harmony and To share the holy rest that waits a life well

spent. peace; and he was accustomed to speak of this as a delightful evidence "That life was happy; every day he gave that true and genuine religion may be Thanks for the fair existence that was his; found everywhere, among all sects

for a sick fancy made not him her slave,

To mock him with her phantom miseries. that religion which ‘is peaceable, gen- No chronic tortures racked his aged limb, tle, easy to be entreated, full of mer- For luxury and sloth had nourished none for cy and good fruits, without partiality,

him. and without hypocrisy.'

* And I am glad, that he has lived thus long, The principles of Unitarian Christi

And glad ihat he has gone to his reward ; anity, which occupied his mind and Nor deem that kindly nature did him wrong, heart in health and in prosperity,

Softly to disengage the vital cord, cheered himn in the time of allliction, Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die.'

When his weak hand grew palsjed, and his eye and supported himn when on the bed of

Bryant.

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sage,

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[A friend has put into our hands the following letter to Cotton Mather,

written in 1725-6 by his correspondent in England. The original is in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society at Worcester, and the copy from which we print was made by C. C. Baldwin, Esq. the Librarian.)

Otlery,* March 10, 1725-6. REV. AND DEAR Sır,

• Your most kind and welcome letter of the 31st December 1724, came too late to my hand to return you my thanks for it by the ships that went to New-England the last spring. But though the intervals be so long, I am unwilling to drop so excellent and grateful a correspondence; for it gives me an uncommon joy to receive a letter from your hand; and your last letter was a double pleasure as it enclosed another from my most valuable namesake, though it tempted me, I fear, to some degree of pride, that we had one of the family left, that deserves a better character than any of the same name on this side the water. But enough of this, lest I lead him into the same temptation.

I return you my hearty thanks for such variety of useful composures as you are pleased to send me; and in particular for the Life of your dear and admirable parent, now with God, who was so long a burning and shining light in this dark world.

* Ottery is a market town in Devonshire. V.NO. V.

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