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shelves, should they be gained unto intellectual life, they must be received into the bosom of the Christian church, and a situation must be provided for them, where, if not free from care, they might nevertheless enjoy a state of existence more exempt from perplexity.

In order to attain this end, we received some, as far as circumstances and our limited sphere allowed, into our own dwellings, and into the asylum for orphans and children of criminals; and others were provided with situations for the purpose of learning some of the mechanic arts.

Having gained some information from all these various experiments, it is decidedly obvious to me, that the salvation of Israel cannot be outwardly promoted by any better method, than the founding of a sort of colony, in which agriculture and manufactures should assist each other; connected with this, there should be an institution for the education of both sexes of Israelitic children, a catechetical school, or school of instruction in the Christian evangelical doctrines of faith, for those adult Jews who might join the colony; as well as a regular school for instruction in various kinds of workmanship, so that the Jews might no longer be exposed to their pursuit of traffic and concomitant corruption, but be trained unto a life of industry.

And in reliance upon the almighty aid of God, I have determined to found such a colony, unto which my way has been more especially opened, by the work of faith which the Lord has through grace given me to perform, viz. the establishment of an institution for the benefit of forsaken orphans and children of criminals, of which the accompanying plan and report will furnish you some idea.

As this work, however, has called into requisition all my pecuniary powers in order to accomplish something considerable for this establishment, and as something of moment must be done in Germany before we can meet with desirable aid, therefore, in consequence of your public call, I turn to you my dear brethren in the Lord! with the urgent prayer, that though the ocean is between us, you would nevertheless extend to me your helping hand, in order that I may be enabled completely to execute this work, in one of the finest and most suitable parts of Germany, in the vicinity of the Rhine. Consider the numerous expenses which such an establishment requires, for land, buildings, and utensils for manufactures; and promote by an energetic support, a labour of love, which, without your aiding arm would perhaps not flourish before the expiration of at least the first ten years.

Many Jews in Germany, who have embraced Christianity, and who are familiar with arts and trades, are ready to devote themselves to such a work, for the salvation of their people, and wait with the most ardent desire to enter in such wise upon a course of active employment.

To convince you the more effectually, my beloved brethren in the Lord, of the high interest which engages my soul for this sacred concern, which, properly ought to be the concern of all true Christians, and that you might be able to inquire most minutely into every thing you wish to know on the subject, I have concluded to send unto you, at my own expense, Mr. Jadownisky, a faithful brother of the house of Israel, who will attend to your counsel in this sacred concern, which fills his heart also with lively emotion, and will deliver to me your messages, and perfectly acquaint himself with the organization of your colony, so that ours may be formed as a complete preparatory school for yours.

I therefore sincerely beseech you to impart to him particular instruction concerning all the conditions and relations of your settlement, in order that I may know for which branches, whether for agriculture, arts, or manufactures, I should principally and chiefly prepare my pupils; and in what manner the voyage, reception, and residence in your settlement, are conditioned and practicable.

I commend my fraternally beloved friend and envoy Jadownisky to your faithful fraternal love and care, and again repeat my urgent prayer: 0 brethren, beloved brethren in Christ, let me not entreat you in vain for help; with ardent desire I await the evidences of your love!

The rich, everlasting grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the precious Holy

Spirit, guide and bless your steps for the e in the night and shadow of death.

Unto all the dear members of your society affection the hand of a brother, in the mutual ex holy object, the spreading of the kingdom of Ch fulness of my soul, God's rich, exceedingly abunde Through Jesus' grace and blood,

Your faithful b


A Hymn adapted to be sung at the opening of a Church



Irradiate THOU! although thy throne
Is based upon revolving spheres,
Though attributes are thine alone
In number, countless as thy years,-

Though 'neath thy feet is darkness spread,
There the hushed thunders, trembling, lie,--
Though in thy presence, fraught with dread,
The unveiled worshipper may die,-

Yet we, O GOD! a feeble band,
In Jesus, may acceptance claim;
Yet we, the creatures of thy hand,

May come; and breathe a FATHER's name.
Lord of Assemblies! O inspire

Our hearts with eloquence of prayer;
From yonder temple waft the fire,
Which glows upon thine altar there.

While we approach the Mercy seat,
Once hidden, but in Christ restored,
And tread with unpresuming feet,
The place of Holiest to the Lord,—
Hear Thou in heaven, and O impart
Some ray that burns and cheers above,
The thrill which tells us where THOU art,
Dread UNCREATE! is light and love.

Thou art Almighty-we are dust,-
Thou art All-seeing,-finite we,

In judgment erring,-THOU art just,

Fountain of Strength! we draw from Thee;

Shine on our councils;-Rise thou Star

Of David, chase the night away!

Bid Faith's strong vision look afar

TO THEE, the LIGHT, the TRUTH, the WAY.

Hymn for the close of a Session of a Church Judicatory.


FATHER! thy altar reared above,

Burns bright before the viewless throne;

We bring the sacrifice of love,

The fire descends from Thee alone.

shelves, should they be gained unto Thee combine,
the bosom of the Christian churchid thy notice share;
where, if not free from carc, theterub guards thy shrine,
more exempt from perplexity ald beg acceptance there.
In order to attain this end, and while the broken heart,
limited sphere allowed, intoy own incense,-sorrow's tear,—
and children of criminals; Thou wilt not bid "depart!"
pose of learning some ofAN of Nazareth, thou wilt hear.
Having gained some

cidedly obvious to me e more in flesh, before thy seat,
by any better

ture and manufeller in Light! behold, "we pray!"

should be an catechetical trines of regula


We ask thy lamp to guide our feet,

Pillar of heaven! glide on the way.

Our strength is weakness,-sourceless God!
Thy children's Trust from age to age,
Look on our labours, own thy Word,
And give thy Son his heritage.
We part!-O Thou Eternal Dove,
Radiance! that once on Jesus shone,
Descend, heal every breach of love,
With kindly unction of thine own.

We part!-the oft frequented place,
Once known, shall now be known no more;
United, have we sought Thy face,

Join us on yon returnless shore.

We part!-Omnipotent Unseen!

We meet where love with Thee doth dwell;

Where no dark valley lies between

Those who on earth have wept "farewell."

The Reverend Drs. R


and Ewere colleagues in one of the churches of Edinburgh. The former was an elegant writer and handsome speaker; but belonged to that class of preachers, in the national church, known by the name of moderate men: the latter was truly evangelical in his views and sentiments, and consequently ranked with those, who are denominated the orthodox clergy of the church. Dr. R-, one Sabbath morning, delivered to the congregation a sermon upon virtue. In his discourse he endeavoured to exhibit this ornament of Christian character, under the most engaging aspect; and, after he had bestowed upon it every epithet of commendation, which his powerful imagination could invent, he summed up the whole matter in this very animated and striking sentence: "Indeed virtue is an object in herself so amiable, lovely and commanding, that were she to appear, in our world, personified, I am sure, men would fall down and worship her."

Dr. E ascended the pulpit, on the afternoon of the same Sabbath, and addressed the congregation. His subject happened to be more evangelical. He had occasion, therefore, to speak something of the fall of man and of the depravity of human nature. The conclusion of his colleague's discourse seemed to militate a little against this doctrine; and, therefore, induced him, in his sermon, to make a gentle allusion to it. He said, "Probably his worthy brother had been carried away rather too much, by the warmth of his imagination and his attachment to his subject; when, in the forenoon, he declared, that men he was sure, would fall down and worship virtue were she to appear on our earth personified: for, that virtue had already once appeared upon this earth personified; but men, instead of falling down and worshipping her, cried out against her, "Away with her, away with her; crucify her, crucify her."+

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Seventh Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia,
19. Female Auxiliary Society of the Third Presbyterial.
of Philadelphia

23. Donation from ladies of Shaver's Creek congregation
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Sept. 24. A Collection made at Cape Island by the Rev. Mr. Patterson
Nov. 9.
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26. Female Bible Class of Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, part of
the Rev. Mr. W. R. Dewitt's congregation, by the hands of
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Dec. 6. Rent received from North Carolina of a property belonging to William Neill, a student under the care of the society 24. Donation from a "well wisher," in Georgia, by the hands of the Rev. Mr. Patterson

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July 23.

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from Union Auxiliary Society of Salem, South Carolina, by Rev. George Reid

from a prayer meeting of young men, by the Rev. Mr. Engles

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A professor in one of the German universities, whose unconcern for religion generally, was notorious, was not less remarkable for the care which he took in the religious instruction of his children. One of his friends, astonished at this inconsistency, and asking him the reason of this conduct, he answered, "It is because I wish my children may enjoy more peace of mind and more content in this life than has ever fallen to my lot; and this they can obtain by no other means than by possessing more faith than myself."

shelves, should they be gained unto

Acations, &c.


the bosom of the Christian church of the General Assembly of the Preswhere, if not free from care, the edges the receipt of the following sums more exempt from perplexity Seminary at Princeton, N. J. during the

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limited sphere allowed, inte iz.

and children of criminals from Capt. John C. Sower, a donation from pose of learning some of and Staunton, Virginia, John Tate, Esq. Having gained some eds of $12.50, Virginia Bank paper, for the cidedly obvious to me

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should be an ipowell, Sixth Presbyterian Church, for ditto catechetical nas B. Balch, the fourth instalment of Stephen Collins, trines of. of Rehoboth, Maryland, for the Permanent Fund regulam Kirkpatrick, Esq. of Lancaster, his third instalment for the miofessorship to be endowed by the Synod of Philadelphia

Rev. Dr. John M'Dowell, from a Female Friend in Elizabethtown, for the professorship to be endowed by the Synod of New York and New Jersey

And from the congregation of Connecticut Farms, for ditto Of Rev. Henry R. Weed, his annual subscription, for ditto The Legacy of Mr. Thomas Bailey, for ditto

And the Legacy of Mrs. Abigail Rhoads, of Jamaica, Long Island, from her Executors, Messrs. Abraham Furman, William Furman, and David Lamberson, for ditto

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The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meet on Thursday, the 16th inst. at 11 o'clock, A. M. in the Seventh Presbyterian Church, Philadel phia, South Fourth Street, Ranstead Court.

The Annual Missionary Sermon will be preached on the evening of Monday, the 20th inst.


"A Dissertation on the Importance of Biblical Literature. By Charles Hodge, A. M. Teacher of the Original Languages of Scripture, in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, at Princeton."

This pamphlet may be procured of Mr. A. Finley, Philadelphia, and of Mr. I. Eastburn, Literary Rooms, New York.

Mr. James Crissy, of Philadelphia, has now in the press, and intends to publish by the middle of this month, "A SYNOPSIS OF DIDACTIC THEOLOGY, by the REV. EZRA STYLES ELY, D. D." The work will be a thick 12mo. It consists principally of such doctrinal propositions as the Author judges most important in theology, and of quotations of scripture passages in full, which are thought to establish those propositions.

To Correspondents.

The following communications have been received: viz. "Thoughts on Gen. xxii. 14," and "The Substance of a Sermon on Phil. i. 27, from J. R. (Kentucky)." "A Review, by 7. d." "Sacramental Hymns, by S. B." "Lines on Solitude, by W. B. T." "Lines on the Death of Christ, by G."

Communications intended for any given month, must be in the hands of the Editor by the middle of the preceding month.

ERRATUM.-In our March number, last page, line 34, for Chambersburgh read Shippensburgh.

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