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Of the exhausted Christian shows the ap- Benjamin and ledidda, speaking thus : proach
O ledidda, tells yon seraph not of man's great vanquisher, betrays his Of that meek teacher Jesus ? Ah, I know grasp,
'Twas him, who once embrac'd us with such And pours the cold sweat, signal of his power, love And subjugated nature yields the field, And clasp'd us to his throbbing heart, and ?Tis then they speak that spirit train to come : shed "O friends, the day soon comes to assemble The tear of virtue, I shall ne'er forget ; all,
My infant kisses wiped it off his cheek, Who grieve like you, below, to joys unknown, His pitying cheek ; and then he cried aloud Fear nought for e'en that mortal dwelling To our surrounding mothers ; * Be ye so, place,
E’en as your children, or the realm of God That body rending by death's powerful arm Escapes ye ever; O 'twas so, replied Shall with the morning of God's judgment The other soul of innocence! and he wake
Is our Redeemer; 'tis thro' him we live To new creation ! come ye
So happy, so etherial! come embrace Ye future citizens of heaven, behold
Thy lov'd one ledidda! Thus bespoke Where the all-conqu’ring Christ awaits ye Each other those new souls of innocence ;
Now Gabriel to newer mission rose, There, too, soar'd round the seraph those And 'neath his feet of immortality
Sprang forth anew the light: Thus see That from the budding infant were releas'd Phæbe's inhabitants our days of earth Unknowing yet to speak. They pour'd the Glimmer, amid their nights, on bosoms soft
Of dewy clouds, still wandering o'er the tops Of childish innocence! Their timid eye Of their bright mountains : So adorn'd rose up Had yet but thrown one hurried glance on Gabriel, and sweetly tuning from their harps earth,
Sounded the hymns of angels and of saints Then trembling shut again ; nor dard to Melodious, till he trod the upper air, tread,
Like the fleet arrow feather'd for the war Unform’d, that theatre of awe. They fled And shot from golden bow, that angel sprung; To their protectors, and the fost'ring hands And past each glimmering planet hastning Of angels held them; and amidst the sound Of all-enchanting harps those souls The sun towards : already hovering stood taught
His bright wing o'er the temple ; Now it How and from whence they sprung; and how sank the soul
Where on the pinnacle a crowd of souls, Of man was form'd mighty, by the hand Of saints long gone beheld with fixed eyes Of bis Creator; lovliest anthems told them The rays that were to wake the slumb'ring How deck'd in youthful brightness glow'd day
O'er Canaan's valleys ! oue among the throng And moon before Jehovah, as they first Thoughtful announc'd the father of mankind Sprang from eternity ; the souls of saints, The son of new born earth, Gabriel and he, They cried, ne'er ceasing, wait for ye; the And he who guides the sun,t bent eager look
looks, Of love of your Redeemer waits ye, train Midst converse that of man's redemption told Of budding spirits. Thus in sweet con- On the blest mountain, which the Saviour
held. I And melodies, they learnt each sapient germ,
End of Book I. That fleet as shade, escapes from out the grasp
This book takes up the space of a whole Of panting mortals, dazzled by their blaze. Now had they all those glittring bowers for- night from the dusk of twilight till the rising
sook And mingling with the angels of the earth 'They look'd confiding. Meanwhile Gabriel told
* Alluding to that beautiful part of scripAll of Messias, which Jehovah bade: ture where Jesus is represented as blessing And as he told, the train of spirits still the little infants of the Israelites. Heard him with raptur'd looks and ponderd + viz. Uriel. deep.
# viz. The Mount of Olives where our But now two infant souls, whose tender hearts Saviour is before mentioned to have slept Had lov'd each other while on earth, em, calm and peacefully.
General Theological Seminary. Your prompt and vigorous assistance is The session of the General Theological the more earnestly solicited, because the Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church generous bequest which has so materially inin the United States of America, commenced fluenced the authorities of the church, in the in the city of New York, on Wednesday the establishment and location of the general 13th February
seminary in New York, though munificent The following address of the trustees ex- as an individual benefaction, is not likehibits the measure which have been pursued ly to equal in amount the expectations that in relation to this important institution, and have been indulged, and with all the other the considerations which should induce resources in the possession of the trustees, Episcopalians to extend to it their liberal will fall short of the present exigences of the patronage.
institution. While they venerate the memADDRESS.
ory of the departed benefactor of the church, To the Protestant Episcopalians of the Unile and gratefully appropriate the proceeds of ed States.
his bounty to its destined uses, the trustees The trustees of the General Theological indulge the hope that his generous beneficence Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church will operate as a stimulus to new and spirited in the United States, present to you the an- exertions. They will not for a moment supdexed statement of the measures which they pose that this act of pious liberality will be have adopted for carrying into effect the considered by any of the friends of the church, great and interesting object committed to as rendering unnecessary their vigorous eftheir charge.
forts in behalf of an institution, the respectaIn the arrangements which they have bility, usefulness, and permanency of which made for giving efficiency to the design of depend on the general and liberal support the general convention in the establishment which it shall receive. of this institution, they have deemed it right, The present constitution of the seminary is in dependence on divine Providence, and the calculated to give every diocese a just influ zeal of the friends of our venerable church, ence in its affairs, and to secure a correct to lay at once the foundation of a widely ex- management of them. This constitution was, tended system of theological instruction; adopted by the late general convention with while it was necessary that they should ac- singular unanimity. The same harmony commodate their expenditures, as far as has prevailed at the meeting of the board of practicable, to the means placed at their trustees, where the strongest desire has been disposal. To accomplish both these desira, manifested by all present to conduct the inble objects, they have availed themselves of stitution with a reference to the interests of the assistance of several professors, whose every part of the church. They trust that services will be, for the present, gratuitously the feelings which have thus happily influrendered; under the expectation, however, enced the measures by which the seminary that suitable provision will be made for their has been established, will pervade the great just remuneration as soon as the state of the body of Episcopalians. Their increasing funds will warrant.
numbers, liberality, and zeal, forbid the anThe appeal is now made to your feelings ticipation that they will suffer an institution of attachment to the doctrine, ministry, and to languish which is essentially connected worship of the church ; to your desire for the with the respectability, influence, and extenpromotion of a spirit of enlightened piety sion of their church, and with the advanceamong her members; and to your anxiety for ment of the great concerns of religion and the extension of her principles, as intimately the best interests of mankind. connected with the advancement of primitive The trustees are happy to state, that a truth and order, with the well being of the number of pious and well educated young social state, and with the salvation of men. men are readyto prosecute their studies under And the trustees cherish the confident hope, the several professors, at the opening of the that under the influence of these considera- first session. tions, your contributions will be proportioned The trustees confidently hope that the to the superiour magnitude of the objects of period has now arrived, when our church, the institution, and will afford the means of mindful of her divine origin and glorious dean adequate remuneration to the professors, sign, will, by a simultaneous effort in her difand of pecuniary aid to pious but necessi- ferent branches, zealously engage in the imtous students.
portant undertaking which her ecclesiastical
authorities have so cordially begun, of pre- the will of the late Dr. Harris, already allud. paring for the work of her ministry a succes- ed to, and that of the late Miss De Tollenare, sion of faithful labourers, who, being rightly which, though not productive of any present called, shall be also duly qualified, for the mo- revenue, will eventually yield an accession to mentous trust, Thus will this venerable their funds. The former, by his last will member of the mystical body of Christ be- and testament, bequeathed in trust to the come an instrument, under God, of perpe- vestry and wardens of St. Philip's church, tuating in our land the inestimable blessing of the reversion of his pew No.49 in that church, a learned, pious, and faithful ministry. after the termination of certain life estates,
May the great Head of the church to charged with the payment to this society of whose glory we desire that all our labours one moiety of the annual rent of the same; should be consecrated, give effect, by his and in like manner, to the vestry and Spirit, to the appeal now made: and may wardens of St. Paul's church, Radcliffeyou, beloved brethren, reap the rich reward borongh, the reversion of his pew No. 56, of a beneficence excited in the present con- in that church, in trust for the use of sciousness of well doing ; in the approbation the rector or minister of the same, on of your Redeemer at the last day; and in condition that he shall, once in every year, the enduring blessedness of his heavenly king- "deliver a suitable discourse for the purpose dom.
of making a collection in aid of the funds" of this society. The latter by her last will and
testament, dated in 1815, gave her whole Extract from the twelfth Report of the property, real and personal, to the use of her Board of trustees of the Protestant Episco- father, during his life, and at his death, bepal Society for the advancement of Christian- queathed to this society, and to the orphan ity in South Carolina.
house, to be shared equally between them, Collections have been made, during the all the remaining part of her property after year, in aid of the funds of the society, in the payment of certain legacies, and the de. št. Michael's, St. Philip's, and St. Paul's livery of sundry specifick bequests set forth churches in this city; in Trinity church, in her will. Columbia, and in Christ church parish.
This legacy having become vested by the From the other parishes in the diocese, no death of Mr. De Tollenare, the board, early communications on this subject have been in the year, appointed a committee of their received by the board.
body to inquire, and report respecting the The funds have also derived some in- same, the result of whose investigation was crease from the addition of nine members the opinion, that the society could not legally for life, and three annual subscribers. It is call on the executor, entrusted with the in favour of the former of these modes of carrying into effect the will of Miss De Tolcontribution, that the contributor is thereby lenare, for the execution of her generous disexempted from the inconvenience of an an. position in their favour, until a reasonable and Dual application and that the sums so re
sufficient time should have elapsed, to enable ceived, being reserved to constitute a per- him to comply with the previous provisions manent fund, of which the interest only is therein contained, and adjust the affairs of disposable, the good designed to be effected the estate. The board in consequence, have is thereby perpetuated.
not yet been put in possession of the proThere has likewise been received a do- ceeds of this munificent act of individual nation of 8200, in a manner dictated by that generosity: they are, however, sufficiently unostentatious spirit of charity, which seeks informed of the probable value of the properto hide even from itself, if possible, the good ty thus bequeathed to the society, to be senit bestows, and, like the dews of Heaven, dis- sible how large a tribute of respect and adtils its fertilizing influence in silent, but in- miration is due from them, to the memory of cessant bounty: This liberal gift is pre- the pious and excellent lady, by whom so sumed to be from a source, whence other liberal a free-will offering has been appropriinstances of similar benevolence had previ. ated for the extension of the Redeemer's ously flowed. Another donation of a small kingdom; and they cannot refuse to indulge sum, being “ the avails of a missionary box the hope, of still further accessions to the for one month kept in Mr. Dickson's school,” society's 'means of good, founded upon the has given evidence of that desire to advance influence of so laudable and honourable an the Redeemer's kingdom, which will not, it
example. is trusted, be without its appropriate reward,
In closing the report, which they have when he shall appear who will recompense now made of their transactions during the to every man according to his deeds. It is in place here to mention, the testimo- year past, in relation to the useful and im
portant objects committed by the society to nies of regard to this society, furnished by their care, the board will not deprive them
selves of the satisfaction of laying before the ant circumstance for you to hear, and report, society, the following extracts from their that an edition of bishop Debon's sermons foreign correspondence,furnishing, as they do, is immediately to be put to the press here, an acceptable testimony of the interest taken from the copy which you have sent us ; not abroad, in the welfare and prosperity of our indeed by the society, but on the suggestion church, and the successful prosecution of of myself, and a pious lay friend of mine, a the great end, contemplated in the institution barrister at law, who formerly was a fellow of this society. The board having, in the of AH-Souls College, Oxford. We purpose early part of the year, instructed the cor- to prefix to the sermons the excellent meresponding secretary of the society, to trans- moir of bishop Debon, contained in Dr. mit copies of the late bishop Dehon's ser. Dalcho's historical account, and to affix to mons to the society in England " for pro- them
the sermon preached at his fuperal, by moting Christian knowledge," the society Dr. Gadsden. If any profit shall arise from for the propagation of the gospel in foreign this publication in England, it shall be ap. parts,” and the “prayer book and homily propriated to the Protestant Episcopal society," they have lately had the pleasure society for the advancement of Christianity to receive from the Rev. Geo.Gaskins, D.D. in South Carolina,' of which, it seems, your secretary of the first-named society, a good bishop was one of the founders, and its letter from which they submit the following first president.” extracts :
" I now acknowledge the receipt of your Episcopal Church in Natchez. kind and Christian letter, written in behalf of At a meeting of the subscribers to a fund the Protestant Episcopal society for the for the erection of an Episcopal church, and advancement of christianity in South Caro- the permanent support of an Episcopal clerlina,' dated the 5th May last, and accom- gyman in the city of Natchez, held at the panied by the very valuable sermons of the court-house in the city of Natchez, on the truly apostolical bishop Dehon, and several 26th March, 1822, Bela Metcalfe, Esq. was minor pieces, connected with the American called to the chair, and John Baynton, Esq. church in principal and detail. It is a pleas- appointed secretary; and the following ant circumstance, and exhilarating to the preamble, rules and regulations, were adoptChristian feelings of every sound church- ed : man, to perceive that your church has the The friends to the erection and maintegrowing appearance of prosperity, and the dance of an Episcopal church in the city of establishment of your society will doubtless Natchez, convinced that nothing but com. contribute, under the blessing of God, to its mon industry and perseverance are necessary enlargement.
to ensure the attainment of their object, but “ You do but justice to the society for knowing that system and method are essenpromoting Christian knowledge,' in enter- tial to the success of every effort, have adopttaining the confidence you express, that ed, and do adopt the following rules and rewhat you bave transmitted, will be re- gula tions : ceived here, in the same spirit which led 1. There shall forth with be appointed your society to send the package. Dr. eleven trustees, to be called the trustees of Dalcho's work on the church of South Car. the Protestant Episcopal church, in the ulina, is very valuable and interesting ; and city of Natchez, in whoin and whose succesas your present letter does not acknowledge sors shall be vested the real property, which the receipt of mine respecting it, it is possible may be . hereafter purchased in perpetual that my letter may not have reached you, trust, for the use of the members of the EpisI will, therefore, re-transcribe the minute of copal church aforesaid, and that they be the board, assuring you of the satisfaction authorized to invite a pastor to preside over with which your former letter had been re- the congregation, intended to be established. ceived, and its contents contemplated.* 2. There shall be a committee of five per Thanks, too, were returned for the books, sons forthwith appointed, to be called the with an assurance of our society's earnest building committee, whose duty it shall be wish and prayer to God, that the church of to select a site for the erection of the church, South Carolina might continue to flourish and contract for the purchase of the same, and prosper, to his glory, and the Christian and forth with engage workmen and purchase edification of the people, within its compass. materials, and proceed to erect a suitable
“ The board again desire to return thanks, edifice for the purposes aforesaid ; and "shall for the present fresh mark of the attention of have full power and authority to make all your society to us; and it will be no unplease contracts, and take as measures necessary
for the erection of the church; they shall *Neither the original nor the transcript have full power and entire discretion in fixing have come to hand.
on the site, and in the purchase thereof, as
well as in determining the place of the build- Nine thousand dollars were subscribed on ing, and the cost of the same.
the first morning. On the second, the sub3. That a committee of five persons be scriptions were increased to between eleven appointed to solicit subscriptions, and to en- and twelve thousand dollars, deavour by all means to promote the interest of the church.
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. 4. That a treasurer be forthwith appoint- We have given in our two last numbers ed, to whom all moneys collected from the Mr. Hodgson's account of his visit to the subscribers to the fund be immediately paid missionary settlements among the Indians. orer, to be disbursed on the order of the We now make some further extracts from chairman of the building committee. his journal of his tour among the Creeks pre
5. That at the next session of the legis- vious to his arrival at Elliot, which we also lature an act of incorporation of the trustees copy from the London Missionary Register. and members of the Protestant Episcopal In his journey across Georgia, from Auchurch in the city of Natchez, shall be pro- gusta to Mobile, Mr. Hodgson passed though cured, if possible.
the territory of the Creek Indians, in the 6. That the committee elected to solicit central parts of that state. On crossing the subscriptions, be authorized and requested to river Uckmulgee, he entered the nation, and call on the subscribers for their notes paya- proceeded forward to the “ agency,” ble in bank, for the amount of their sub- sidence of the person who acts as agent bescriptions, in the instalments as mentioned in tween the United States and the Indians of the subscription papers, or for the whole Georgia, which lies on the Flint river. Pine amount thereof, payable the 1st January forests, of many miles extent, lie in the
way, 1823, at the option of the subscriber, and and stretch to the horizon on every side. Of that all the notes be taken payable to the the state of the people, and of the scenery, order of the treasurer of the Episcopal church our readers will find a very interesting deof the city of Natchez.
scription. And the following gentlemen, were unan- Cabins are placed thoughout the Creek imously appointed trustees of the church :
nation, at distances of about thirty miles, for Benjamin Farar, John Minor, Jonathan the convenience of travellers. Of the first of Thompson, James Moore, Richard G. Ellis, these which he met with, Mr. Hodgson says: Jos. E. Davis, Robert Moore, John T. As we approached it, we saw some Indians Griffith, James C. Williams, James K. Cook, in their wigwams on the road-side. One was Henry Stark.
lying asleep before the door, his head coverAnd the following gentlemen were appoint- ed with a blanket; and when I pointed to ed as a building committee :
him, a woman, who was sitting over him, Jona :
: Thompson, Stephen Duncan, Henry said, whiskey sick-whiskey sick."Postlethwaite, Martin Whiting, Wm. B. Some had brought their little parcels of InGriffith.
dian corn from an Indian town about eight On the committee for soliciting subscrip- miles distant, and were selling it to the peotions, were appointed :
ple of the inn.
The young men were shootJames K Cook, Robert L. Throckmor- ing small birds with their bows and arrows; ton, John Baynton, Fred. Stanton, Jno. T, and the little children, who appeared very Griffith.
active, were trying to walk on their hands, And Stephen Duncan, Esq. was unani- as the children in England occasionally do. mously appointed treasurer of the Episcopal The maître d'hotel of our little cabin was church in the city of Natchez.
a white man, the partner of an Indian chief; It was further resolved, That the secre- the Creek Indians allowing no white person tary be empowered to procure a suitable and to settle in their nation, except as their well bound buok, to be kept as a record partners as husbands of Indian women, or as, book, in which the secretary for the time in some way or other, closely connected with being, and the proper officer when appointed, themselves. He gave us some coffee, and shall record all the proceedings of the church. Indian-corn bread, and bacon ; a plain sub
It was further resolved, That the secretary stantial fare, which you seldom fail to obtain notify the several officers and committee-men throughout the nation, sometimes improved of their appointments.
by the addition of sugar and cream and butAnd resolved, That the proceedings of ter, and sometimes varied by the introduce this meeting be published in both papers tion of wild venison or wild turkeys. in the city of Natchez,
As we purposed sleeping in the woods Whereupon the meeting adjourned. that right, there being no cabin within a con
Bela Metcalfe, Chairman. venicnt distance, we had here to lay in proJno. Bayoton, Secretary.
vision for our horses. At four o'clock, we set out-my servant carrying a handkerchief