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ness and sacred peace, which I believe, consciences not otherwise to be secured. existed in the minds of many of our little May the Lord bless it to their eternal band yesterday, from the exercise of re- good. pentance towards God, and faith in our Jan. 1, 1823.-I am more and more perLord Jesus Christ !

guaded of the propriety of our entering on This day has been delightful indeed ; the work we have: if the Bible be true, the air is as mild and balmy as that of a I fear no evil in this measure, except that spring morning. — The sea is less disturbed which may arise from the deceitfulness than we have seen it before. In fact we of my own heart. To me, the duty of the have had one continued gule until Satur- most devoted and persevering exertions in day. The Captain has sailed eleven years, the missionary cause, is as clear as that and says he never before bad such a suc- the scriptures are the word of God, and cession of rough weather. You can scarce that every christian who does not promote imagine the difference it makes in every its interest to the utmost of his power, thing -Whilst the gales continued, we fails in his duty to God and man. It was could scarce see a stone's throw from the

in my power to go forth personally to the vessel for the monstrous green billows heathen, and my conscience and heart that were rolling in heaps around us ; now would hear to no other sacrifice. I saw we can look in any direction, to a distance the path of duty, and determined to walk of many miles, over a beautiful surface in it only, and thus far I have found it the of deep blue, varigated here and there by path of peace and happiness. the milk white curving of a breaking wave. Jan. 25.—The storm continued to rage Our ship must be a tiue object when iew. during the day with unabating violence, ed at a little distance ; every sail is set to and produced greater anxiety and gloom the breeze, and all without and within in. than any we have yet experienced. But dicates prosperity a ad peace.

although the day was one of gloom, a cir Dec. 3d. The last evening was one of cumstance occurred in which it has giv the most interesting we have spent since en me more genuine satisfaction than any the commencement of our voyage. At thing since we left America. In the edge the beginning of our meeting we were of the evening, whilst leaning alone against joined by the officers of the ship; their de. the railing of the quarter deck, feeling in portment in every respect is such, as to myovn mind something of the desolation of call for our warm gratitude, and in none the scene by which I was surrounded, I felt more than in the uniform and interested

my arm gently touched by ome one on the attention they give to our exercises of de- spars behind me; it was--, The moment votion. We sang three hymos and bad I cast my eyes upon him, I knew his ertwo prayers, when the great bell of the rand, and can scarce describe my emoship rang for our usual evening worship, tions when I fourd it truly to be as I exand our circle was enlarged by twelve or pected"10 know what he should do to be fifteen sailors from the main deck and fore- saved ?" He had seen me alone, and stocastle.--I trust that our prayers and prais- len from his station forward to tell me, es were those of faith and sincerity. Feel- that his spirit, like the troubled sea, wouid ing ourselves solemnized, and having our find no rest, and to beg me to direct him better thoughts awakened to a lively ex- in the way everlasting. His words were ercise, it was proposed that we should few, but his looks, whilst he acknowledg. listen to the perusal of the instructions of ed his guilt and misery, and supplicated the committee, publicly delivered to us an interest in my prayers, spoke volumes. by Mr. Evarts, the evening before our em- So unexpected, and yet so desired and barkation. They are admirable, and prayed for was this event, that I almost well calculated to produce a powerful doubted its reality. He dated his conand abiding impression upon the heart. victions from the preceding Sabbath, at May we so improve them, as to show by the recitation of the Bible class, and told all our actions, that these counsels and ad. me he had scarce eaten or slept since. monitions have not been in vain. May Every thing manifested sincerity and conwe never, individually nor collectively, trition in his deportment, and though I bring a reproach in any degree on the would not be too sanguine, I cannot but cause we have espoused, but may all we hope that the Spirit of God has begun do redound to our own good, and to the that good work in him, which shall be glory of the God we profess to serve. carried on till the day of Christ Jesus.

Dec. 16.-Yesterday we commenced a " A little leaven leaveneth the whole prayer meeting to be held every Sunday lump," and should but one soul be truly morning at 10 o'clock, as is inconvenient converted to God before we leave this to have more than one sermon. A Bible ship, ere the voyage which it has comclass has also been established among the menced is completed, through the pray. sailors. This we consider an interesting ers and admonitions of that man, all these exercise. Whilst it will enlighten thein sailors may be turned to the Shepherd on the subject important above all others, and Bishop of their souls. it will give an access to their hearts and Feb. 14.---The weather would not ad

mit of any service on the Sabbath, ex- March 17.-Nothing new to communi. cept evening prayers. This was regret- cate this morning except an account of a ted, particularly under the encouraging "real Sabbath at sea'-uch a Sabbath as appearance of the crew. I was greatly I once feared I would never see on board gratified, however, to find, that notwith- the Thames. Preparations for it were standing the rest of the night had been made early on Saturday evening among broken in both watches, and the morning the sailors by washiny, shaving, &c.; all had been one of labour, that still one hall seemed to be looking forward to it with of my Bible class had prepared their reci- pleasure and hope. And never on sea or tation.

has manifested much se- land was there a more lovely day. The riousness of late. I have had several temperature was that of the finest June conversations with him, and every suc- weather. The stillness of death reigned cessive one has been more interesting over the ship, whilst all, cleanly dresi, einthan the preceding. On Monday morn- ployed their time in reading, mcditation ing came to me with a very ani. ani prayer. We had an excellent sermon mated countenance, and said he had great from Mr. Bishop, and at the close of the hopes of -; that he was very much day, every one was compelled to remark croubled, had “knocked off swearing, its quiet and solemnity; and was all the time “overhauling his March 24.-.When I look around me Bible,''- lle always swears when reef- this morning and see every one cheerfuling in a gale, but on Saturday night we ly and industriously employed, -observe were on the Ice-yard arm of the main-top- the neatress and pleasantuess of every sail together for half an hour, and though thing in the cabin and on deck, and feel it blew a hurricane, and we could do myself, and know others to do the same, nothing with the sail, he nerer swore a as persectly at home and contentel, as I rrerd. If he'll only cul cable and swing have ever been in any situation, I can from the fellows in his watch, I shall not scarce creclit that our present is the state fear for him." Thus we have reason to so long dreaded by ourselves and friends as hope that another immortal spirit is ready one devoid of enjoyment or even comfort to exclaim “ men and brethren, what can hardly realize the truth that we shall I do to be saved !"

have been confined upwards of four months March 6. is rejoicing in the pos- on board this ship, and yet are so little sensession of a Christian's hope. He request. sible of any privation, and so little desied an interview with me last night on the rois of any change. first watch. As soon as I approached For a long time after entering the Pa. him, he threw his arms around me and cific, we thought the appropriateness of fell on my neck with emotions that seem its name might very justly be questioned, ed to deny him the power of utterance. It but the experience of the last fortnight hag wag some time before he could tell me of satisfiedl us on that point. The perfect the hope that had become as an an- smoothness of the ocean is almost incredi. chor to his soul, and of the peace an! ble: we have scarce seen a wave with joy that filled his bosom. So great and crested head” in that time, and but for entire a change had taken place in his the deep blue colour of the surface, might views and feelings, that he fell compelled fancy ourselves sailing on the placid boson to believe, that old things had unto him of your lake.

We have all been forcibly passed away, and all things become new, struck with the great beluty of the sky and that he was a new creature in Christ and clouds in these latitudes ; especially Jesus. I had a most interesting conver. towards sunset and early in the evening. sation with him, and left him as I found They are unrivalled by any I have ever hiin rejoicing with joy unspeakable, and seen, and are literally indescribable; we full of glory; and hoping in my own have seen clouds of almost every colour in heart, that the inexpressible emotions different parts of the sky, at the same time; that throbbed within his manly breast, some of colours I never saw in the heavens were only the fecble commencement of before, and often in the strongest tints; that holy joy, which, in the world to come, for instance, of a rich and perfect green, would rise «s immeasurably high.”

beautiful amber, crimson--while the whole March 10-1 can again speak of the western hemisphere has been in one blaze mercy and loving kindness of God towards of glory. Last night the colour of the ps, now feating on the mighty bosom of ocean added greatly to the scene: it was the Pacific, Appearances have verer of a most perfect blood colour, occasioned been as encouraging as they now are. by the reflection of a fleecy veil of crimson There is a seriousness from the fore-castle clouds, covering the whole heavens; the to the quarter deck, that forces itself on the appearance was so extremely singular, the observation of every one. The change as to make us almost shrink from it as in has produced a very visible ef. something snpernatural. fect on his friends and

Our religious state continues the same. Their countenances and whole appearance and have expressed no hope are altered.

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ted in securing it.-Four more are under expression of countenance is naturally convictions of sin of greater or less pun. rather hard and morose; but now every gency-and seem fully determined on feature is lighted up with the sunshine turning to God with all their hearts.

of joy," and every look and action are I never saw a Sabbath on land such as "peace and good will to all men." yesterday was here. Not a sound was has a handsome face, of a naturally mild heard, from the opening of the morning and innocent expression, and has become till the close of the day, but the rippling really lovely from an unfeigned sweetness of the water as we sailed on the deep, or that has overspread it. Hope has begun the voice of worship as we bowed before to dawn faintly on his soul, and while conour God. Every one seemed to feel as versing with him last night in the full well as know, that the day was sacred to light of a splendid moon, I could but be. its Maker; and most of our number, I he- lieve that the peace and serenity that set lieve, rejoiced in it.-When I viewed the

on his brow, was that in kind, howerer neatness and order of every thing about low in degree, which the ransomed on our beautiful ship, and witnessed the peace high exhibit whilst contemplating the and quiet and solemnity that prevailed, glory of God and triumphing in eternal I could not help fancying that I saw salvation. “ holiness to the Lord" inscribed on the

April 3.—The state of spiritual things cloud of canvass she spread to the breeze.

is still encouraging and delightful. Two Our services were delightful, and what more of the common sailors have expressChristian could not feel them to be so

ed a hope of salvation. when at them, he could see the tear of sacred rapture start in the bright eye of happened to cast my eyes into the steerage

Last night, while walking the deck, I some, and that of penitence and sorrow

and could not refrain from wishing, that from that of others; both of whom till late cared for none of these things.” salvation of seamen, and active in their ex.

some of the pious hearts interested for the is one of the happiest of beings,

ertions to promote it, could stand behind and can scarce contain the joy of his

me for a moment. But one pe: son was there, heart. He is very active with his com

and for the time I wished to see no other; panions, and has already been a blessing

it was

The to them.

reading his Bible. All that he says is worth twice its real value from the inanner in which lamp was suspended from the ceiling, at he communicates it. He related to me

too great a height to admit of reading the substance of a conversation had with being too tired to stand, he was knelling

with ease, when seated on the floor, and a few days since.

came to him full of trouble; with a spirit that

and reading partly aloud, with an altencould find no rest, and wished to know

ion and solemnity that seemed to absorb, how he obtained the light and liberty,

every thought and feeling ; his attitude

countenance, and whole appearance, gave the peace and joy that filled his bosom, adding, “I believe the Bible to be true,

strong testimony that he was searching and every word in it to be of God. i

the scriptures, that he might in them find

the words of eternal lile. He did not kuow that I cau be saved only by the righteousnesss of Jesus Christ-I feel my

change bis position in the least till the bell wretchedness and misery without it-i

rang for evening prayers a full ball hour

after I Girst observed him. believe every thing, but how am I to believe, so as to be saved I want faith, and April 8.- We have at length bid adien how am I to get it."' L-g told him he felt to the southern hemisphere, and that just so once, he did not know what faith most probably for ever. We recrossed was or how to obtain it; but he knew now the line on Saturday night, the 5th inst, what it was, and believed he possessed precisely three months to an hour after it; but, “ I do uot know that I can tell having crossed it in the Allantic. you whal il is, or how to obtain it. I Our Sabbath, the day after, was uninknow whal it is nol-1 know it is not terrupteully pleasant and solemn. Mr. knocking off swearing and drinking and Richards preached (rom the words “the the like ; and it is not reading the Bible- harvest past, the summer is ended, and nor prayingnor being good-it is not we are not saved.” Five only of the that-for even if these would do for the crew were absept : about that number time to come, what are you to do with have shown the most determined opposithe old score? how are you to get clear of tion to the seriousness prevailing, apd that? It is not any thing you have done or have spoken and behaved with an effroncan do. It is only believing and trusting tery and wickedness almost incredible. to what Christ has done : it is having They scarce ever attend any of the reliyour sins pardoned and soul saved, because gious services, and even insult those who he died and shed his blood for sin, and it is go to them in their retreat of wickedness nothing else."

A doctor of divinity might the forecastle. When witnessing their bave given the poor fellow a more tech- behaviour, and hearing their wilful probical and polished answer, but not one faneness and blasphemy, we pity and demore simple or satisfactory. 's

plore their folly and madpess: and whilst

we sincerely exclaim, “ Father forgive nearest the land, to gaze on it still, as we them, for they know not what they do,” gently pursued our course, we sung, with we cannot but adu in the sight of their feelings never known before, the sweet awful and gratuitous iniquity," How can and appropriate hymnyou escape the damnation of hell ?”

"O'er the hills of gloomy darkness, Another event has occurred to make

Look, my soul, be still and gaze." me far less anxious for the termination of

We had scarce finished the first line, our voyage than I otherwise would have been, and one, that, to you, and all our

before our little band was encircled by the friends, I am satisfjed, has been, and is, of officers and crew, with a seriousness and the deepest interest—it is the safe and úu- solemnity highly gratifying. I doubt not,

some of their hearts throbbed with emocommonly favourable confinement of our beloved Harriet. We had constantly ho.

tions known only to the pious mind. ped to bave reached the island before this

Whilst singing, the last rays of a glorious should bare taken place, but the wise the silver beams of a fullorbed moon from

sun were falling on us from the west, and providence of God ordered otherwise; the east. The huzy atmosphere suddenly and we have great reason already to rejoice in it, as a dispensation of visible and cleared up, leaving a cloudless sky, with

out a trace of the gloom which had an marked goodness and tenderness to us.

hour before overshadowed us, except a The circumstance has given much joy to the caplain, officers anů crew: Harriet is light drapery of silver clouds, concealing a great and universal favourite, and her.

the highest points of the mountains. The self and child are the chief objects of soli- change was too instantaneous and too great citude and attention. They were deter

not to be noticed, and I could not help homined that the young stranger should be ping and praying, that the spiritual gloom an American: the captain immediately

of the land might as speedily fee away

beneath the mild light of the gospel of ordered the ensign hoisted, and master Charles first saw the lighe under the proud peace. wavings of our national banner. I have seldom known the gleaming of its stars and stripes to give more animation and apparent joy; and am sure, that, in my eyes, they never looked half so lovely.

(In the month of May.) April 25.—It is even so : I write to you To the American Board of Commis. now, my dear M. with the snowy summit sioners for Foreign Missions, (from April os Mouakiah on the one hand, and the rug. 13 to May 12 inclusive) $2,539 92, ged heights of Mowee on the other. After To the United Foreign Missionary Sotea, the first tumult of feeling having sub- ciety $2,289 21. sided, while all the fauniiy except H. were To the American Education Society assembled at the gunwale of the ship $582 59.



Ordinations and Installations. April 22.- The Rev. NATHAN Wild (installed,) over the Congregation of MAN, in the First Baptist Church in Marietta, Pa. Lyme, Con.

June 9.-The Rev. BENJAMIN Wood. April 25.-- The Rev. CHABLES D. MAL- BURY, over the First Congregational JOR Y, over the Baptist Church in Colum- Church and Society in Falmouth, Mass. bia, S. C.

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Woods, of An. May 1.-The Rev. CHAUNCEY EDDY, dover, as an Evangelist, at Morgantown, N. C. June 9.-The Rev. GEORGE STEBBINS,

May 20. — The Rev. HORATIO A. PAR- over the Presbyterian Church in Hudson, sons, over the Congregational Church N. Y. Sermon by the Rev. Ezra Fisk. and Society in Manchester, Vt. Sermon June 10.-The Rev. Enoch GREENE, by the Rev. Dr. Proudfit, of Salem, it. Y.

an Evangelist, at Middletown, May 20.--The Rev. DANIEL G. Con., by the Connecticut Baptist ConvenSPRAGUE, (installed) over the Congrega.

tion. tional Church in Hampton, Con. Ser: June 16.-The Rev. SUMNER Lir. mon by the Rev. Mr. Dow, of Thompson. COLN, over the Church and Society in

June 2.-The Rev. John ALLEN, over Gardiner, Mass. Sermon by Rev. Lu. the Baptist Church in Wrentham. Ser- ther Wilson, of Petersham. mon by the Rev. Mr. Hall, of Attlebo- June 10.-The Rev. JOSEPH B, FELT. rough.

at Hamilton, Mass. Sermon by Rev, Jone 4.- The Rev. ORSON Douglas, Mr. Gile, of Milton.

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View of Public yffairs.

seven minute guns, (equal to the number ENGLAND.—The Royal assent of years the deceased had lived,) should given, on the 31st of March, to the Act of be fired from all the batteries,-that all the British parliament for punishing the business, Official and private, and all Slave Trade, as piracy.

sorts of festivities, should cease for three A convention has also been agreed to days, that a general mourning should by Great Britain and the United States, take place for days, and that in which they have reciprocally conceded funeral ceremonies should be performed the right of detaining, visiting, capturing, in all the churches. and delivering over for trial, all such The splendid talents of this most sirgu. vessels of either nation as may be suspect. lar mau, were not wholly upassociated ed of being engaged in this aluminable with amiable qualities; yet in the estimatraffic.

tion of virtuous minds, he has left, on the PORTUGAL..

.-An event occurred on the whole, an unenviable reputation. UX30th of May, which filled the capital of happily for himself and for the world, his this kingdom with consternation :- At works will remain po less a monument of break of day, the public surprise was ex- his corruption than of his genius. cited by a report that the great square of SPAIN -Serious disturbances continge Lisbon was filled with troops ; that the to exist in various parts of Spain. By a Infant Don Miguel was at their head; letter from Saragossa, it appears that, on that in the night an attempt had been the 28th of April, the royalist volenteers made to assassinate the king; that many paraded the streels, threatening assassi. persoós were implicated in the plot form. dation to all the Constitutionalists; and ed for that purpose ; and that Pamplona, that two persons were killed, and twelve Count de Parato, Count Villaflor, and wounded. A similar scene had been other distinguished persons who enjoyed witnessed at Vienna. Most of the clergy the royal confidence, and had been de- attached to the Constitutional cause were clared partisans of the Court, had been in prison. apprehended as conspirators. Early in EGYPT.-Our last number mentioned the morning the Infant Don Miguel had a rumor that the viceroy of Egypt had dearrived by the palace of the Regency; clared himself independent of the Grand he called a council of war-he despatch- Seignior. This rumor was rendered ed patrols to different parts of the city to credible by the well known fact, that the apprehend a number of suspected per. viceroy has, for some time past, been sons, and immediately appointed a new forming large magazines of gunpowder Minister of Police who paraded the and other military stores at Grand Cairo, streets, followed by two gendarmes, and professedly for the purpose of equipping barred all approach to the Royal Palace, an army to act against the Christians in except to such as were provided with a the Morea, but more probably with a passport from the Prince.

view of asserting the independence of his This order of the Intant the foreign own government. Whatever may have ministers disputed, and insisted on seeing been the real designs of the viceroy, the the king, whom they found in an unhappy Greeks, it seems, have fresh occasion to restate of mind, and ignorant of the true joice in the good providence of God, state of things. They earnestly request. which has prevented him from wasting ed that an order should immediately be bis ample means iu their destruction.sent in the king's name for the dispersion Advices from Alexandria, state that these of the troops, to which his Majesty timid- magazines had been destroyed by fire and ly or reluctantly consented. The troops that three thousand Egyptian soldiers had however did not see fit to separate till perished in the explosion. The value of 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Numerous the property destroyed was estimated at arrests followed, and the latest accounts no less than ten millions of Spanish dol. state that more than 800 persons were lars, and one of the effects of this event thrown into prison. Of the precise mo- will probably be the abandonment of the tives of the insurrection po distinct ac. expeditiou from Alexandria into the Mocount is given. The general impression rea, if his Highness, the Egyptian Pacha, seems to be, that it was a concerted plot ever seriously intended to waste his rebetween the queen and the Infant, to sourses in a cause so entirely hopeless as depose the king, and make the løfant re. the rejunction of Greece to the Ottomas gent.

yoke of barbarism. His Highness the GREECE.- An event highly interesting Captain Pacha had arrived at Alexandria to Greece, and to the literary world, has with a part of the Turkish fleet, and the occurred in the death of Lord Byron, remainder of his naval force was expectwhich took place at Missolonghi, on the ed soon to join him at that place. It was 19th of April. This event was publicly at Alexandria that the fourth expedition announced in a proclamation by the gov. of the Turks against the Christians Fras ernment; in which it was ordered that on to have been fitted out, for at Constantithe following morning at sun-rise, thirty.

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