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of the public, and the entire confiFRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1830.
dence of the church. We have no Hartwick Seminary.—Some impor- doubt, that, under their government tant changes have recently occurred and direction, the Seminary will, in this institution, which we have with the divine blessing, continue to been requested to notice, for the in-| flourish, and preserve the character formation of our readers. The Rey. I which it has hitherto sustained. GEORGE B. MILLER, formerly as
We have always regarded our The. sistant teacher, was unanimously|ological Seminary, as a pure nursery chosen by the Board of Trustees, at of the evangelical principles of our their last annual meeting, to fill the church ; and as we were desirous of vacancy occasioned by the resigna- seeing those principles cherished and pation of the Rev. Doct. Hazelius, preserved amongst us, we have alas Principal and Professor of Theol-ways felt a deep interest in the welogy: The Rev. CHRISTIAN B. lfare of this institution. We have THUMMEL, was also unanimously sincerely rejoiced in its past prospechosen to the office of Assistant rity ; because we have viewed it as Teacher, in both departments. inseparably connected with the in
From our personal knowledge of terests of our church in this section the religious and literary qualifica of the country. We still view it as tions of these gentlemen, we feel such—and especially since the changratified in being enabled to state,ges which it has recently undergone, that both are eminently fitted for the have not reduced its standing, nor respective stations to which they have altered its character, we feel the been called. Prof. Miller has been more encouraged in our devotion to long engaged as an instructor of its interests, and our labors for its youth in our literary institutions, and prosperity. wherever he has had an opportunity of exercising his talents as a literary Western Conference,8C.-The Wesand theological teacher, he has given tern Conference of Lutheran Minisuniversal 'satisfaction. The Rev. ters and Candidates in the State of Mr. Thummel received his classical New-York, met in the Evangelical and theological education at the Uni-|Lutheran church at Brunswick,Rensversity of Bonn, in Germany, and selaer county, on Tuesday the 7th of was recently engaged as adjunct pro- September last. In the evening, fessor in the Polytechny at Chitte-divine service was performed in the nango, where he discharged his of-church by the Rev. Doct. HAZELIUS, ficial duties with merited approba-Chairman of the Conference. tion. We can, therefore, safely say, the morning of the 8th of September, that Hartwick Seminary is, at pre- a sermon was preached by the Rev. sent, in a condition as favorable to Mr. LAWYER, Pastor of the Evanits future prosperity, as at any for- lgelical Lutheran Church at Sandmer period. Both the principal and lake ; and in the evening of the same assistant teacher possess qualifications day, the Rev. Mr. CROWNSE, pastor
of the Evangelical Lutheran churches||fund, from the “Female Education at Guilderland and Bern, delivered Society of Hartwick." a discourse. The business of the It gives us great pleasure to record Conference was commenced on the these instances of female liberality. 7th and finished on the 8th of Sep-We have always supposed that, tember. The most important sub- much good might be effected in our. ject, which engaged the attention of church, by the benevolent efforts of the brethren at this meeting, was a females, and we rejoice to see that proposition to separate from the Evan- spirit awakened in some portions of gelical Lutheran Synod of the State our Zion, which, wherever it has of New-York. After all the mem- been exercised, has operated so efbers present, had fully express- fectually in promoting objects of ed their sentiments and views on christian benevolence. The Societhis subject, it was unanimously re- ties above mentioned, deserve the solved, that the Ministers and Dele- grateful acknowledgements of the gates from Congregations within the church, for their liberal contributions. bounds of the Conference, be re- May their spirited and successful quested to meet in convention, at exertions to promote the objects of Schoharie, on the last Tuesday in Oc-four Missionary and Education Socitober, for the purpose of taking into ety, induce many others to follow consideration the expediency of for-their praiseworthy example. ming a new Synod. The object of this convention, is to ascertain the The New Man, a Sermon, preached views and wishes of all our western at Halle, in the year 1724, by the ministers and congregations in rela- Rev. J. J. Rambach, formerly minister tion to this proposition, and if they of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, should be in favor of a separation, to and Professor of Divinity in the Uniorganise another Synod of our churchversity of Halle, Germany; translain this state. The measure proposed ted by the Rev. J. D. Lawyer, Pastor by the Conference, is important, and of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, we trust that all our western congre- Sand lake, Rensselaer County, N. Y. gations may be represented at the Printed at Schoharie, 1830.- This convention.
is a plain practical discourse, in tlie
true spirit of the times, and worthy Female Liberality. On the list of of its distinguished author. It gives donations and contributions to the Do- ja clear, rational, and scriptural exmestic Missionary and Education So-position of the doctrine of the new ciety of the Lutheran Church in the birth. It sets forth, in the strongest State of New York, published in light, the great change, which must this nụmber, it will be seen, that the take place in every man, before he Treasurer acknowledges the receipt|can enter the kingdom of God. It of $25, from the “Female Educa- represents man in his natural state, tion Society, of Canajoharie.” Inas spiritually dead, and his deliverour last number, we published a do- ance from this state, as the work of nation of $18, for the education the Holy Spirit ; whereby the sinner is turned from darkness to light,|| The next is our own gracious soverand from death to life. The author eign, William IV. who is 65, and terms this change, a new creation,
has long been troubled with an asth
matic complaint. He is at present, which, although it cannot be perfect-| however, in tolerable good health, comprehended, is true and real. He and does not appear to be more than shows the indispensable necessity of 50. His temperate habits, and practhe new birth, from the declarations tice of early rising, are too well of Scripture—the holiness and purity known to need any further mention.
Felix, king of Sardinia, is of the of the divine character, and the deep
same age as our own monarch and and innate depravity of human na-enjoys good health. Bernadotte, ture.
He mentions the experience king of Sweden, is 66, and has reof divine grace in the heart—the cently had a severe illness, but is a love of God—a filial obedience of strong and healthy man. Frederic
VI. of Denmark, 62 years old, is a his commandments—the spirit of
very healthy man. Frederick' Wm. adoption—triumph over our spiritual 111. king of Prussia, in his 60th enemies, and patience under the year, possesses a tolerable good share cross, as evidences, whereby a man of health, and bids fair to live to a may know that he is born of God. good old age. The king of the NeThe whole discourse, replete with therlands, William I. is 58 ; he has
the sound doctrine and pious sentiments, soldier, as he is; and, although sub
appearance of a weather-beaten we recommend to the serious perusallject to chronic complaints, is robust. of our readers. It should be gener- Francis, Emperor of Austria, is 52, ally distributed
and healthy. His affability and conamong our congregations, as a Lutheran tract, exhibiting plaints of the meanest of his sub
descension in listening to the comthe sentiments of one of the first di-jects, and redressing their grievances, vines of our church, on the doctrine has rendered him the most popular of regeneration.
sovereign in Europe: Francis, king of Naples is 51, and gouty. His character is quite the reverse of his
namesake of Austria. Mahmoud II. THE EUROPEAN SOVEREIGNS. Sultan of Turkey, is 46, and possess
The following statement, the au-ed of great vigor of body and mind. thenticity of which may be relied The Turks, however, grow old preon, will no doubt prove interesting maturely, and Mahmoud may be to our readers at the present time, as least. His countenance and his eye
therefore reckoned as 60 years old showing the ages of the principal are particularly striking and impresSovereigns of Europe, and the lengthsive, and he is naturally a very suof their reigns :
perior man, having alone been the The oldest sovereign iş Charles X. means of causing extraordinary chanof France, who is 73 years of age, ges in the Turkish system. Ferditall in person, and very hale ; it is
nand VII. of Spain, is 45 years old, said he hunts and rides constantly, and has long been a prey to diseases. and is much in public. The Pope, He has the gout constantly, and is Pious VIII. is 68, about the same quite incapable of any active exerage as his late majesty, and in toler- tion; he has, however, lately married able vigour. The church is usually
his third queen. His character is considered favorable to longevity. -- said to afford an unfavorable speci
AGES AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF
men of the Bourbon race. Louis, “ A pious household worship thee; King of Bavaria, is in his 45th year, They hear of heaven, and learn the way."
" At once they sing, at once they pray, and has suffered from indulgence, and has but late recovered from a
Then follows the prayer, which long illness. Though his gallantry should not be so long as to weary, has been excessive, his merits as a
nor so short as to seem like a mere sovereign and as a man of letters form ; it should be fervent, for a dull, are acknowledged to be very high, cold, heartless repetition of almost and he has been, perhaps justly, styl- the same things in almost the same ed the most enlightened sing in Eu- words, is sure to destroy all the inrope. He passed many years in study, terest of this delightful service, and and his mind is of an enlarged and to render it a mere form, which wealiberal cast. The publication of a
ries and burdens, if it do not also volume of poems has recently ob- disgust. How difficult is it to keep tained him much fame as an author, up the life and vigor of this engagein addition to that derived from the ment! And why? Because we do wisdom of his government; and the not keep up the life and vigor of our longer he reigns, the better for his own personal religion. It is worth country. Nicholas I. Emperor of while to remark, that the habit of Russia, is 34, tall and handsome in reverential reading of the Scriptures appearance, hardy and active, and tends to feed the flame of devotion, accustomed to laborious exertions. I and to kindle the fire of the sacriA few months since he had a very | head of a family, should be in a ve
fice of prayer. The prayer of the dangerous illness, from which he is now quite recovered. He is consi- ry peculiar degree, family prayer.dered as a very ambitious monarch,
It should respect the children, the and enlargement of territory appears household. All should feel that the
servants, the circumstances of the to be his ruling passion. The youngest and only female sovereign is Don-service belongs to them, and not na Maria de Gloria, the legitimate merely to the individual who prays,
or to the church and the world. Queen of Portugal, (Don Miguel not having been yet recognised,)
But fervor, and life, and earnestness, who is in her 13th year.
as opposed to what is dull and for
promises to be very beautiful, but her mal, is of immense consequence. health is delicate, and she is so lame A few petitions breathed forth with
a fervor that kindles the fire of deas to be obliged to use crutches.She is now at Rio Janeiro, with her yotion in all around, are far better father the Emperor of Brazil.
than half an hour's talking about re
ligion to God. From the above statement it will
Oh, with what dignity, and grace, appear that most of the European and sanctity, and authority, does a Sovereigns have arrived at an ad-holy and fervent father rise from his vanced period of life, and a few knees, and take his seat in the midst years will probably bring about ma- lof his family, while yet the rays of ny changes.
divine glory play upon his counten
ance. “Children,” says Dr. Dwight, FAMILY WORSHIP.
“ naturally regard a parent with reWhere there are persons in the verence; but they cannot fail to refamily-that can sing, family praiseverence him more or less, on account should ascend to heaven. The mor- of his personal character. Wherever ning or evening hymn of a pious they have been accustomed to behold family, is one of the most touching their parent daily sustaining the ofsounds in our world.
fice of minister or servant of God, Lord, how delightful 'tis to see, Ilthey necessarily associate with every
idea they form of his person and||relish. Still I was not willing wholcharacter, this solemn and importantly to relinquish them, and obey the apprehension. Every image of this voice which urged me to seek relivenerable relation presented to their gion immediately. One day, after minds, will include in it that of a much reflection, I deliberately prodivinely appointed guardian of their mised to God, that as soon as the spiritual concerns; a guide to their season of youthful amusements was duty, given them from above; a ven-past, I would give myself to religious erated and beloved intercessor for pursuits. My anxieties immediately their salvation." And the same left me; I returned to my amusewriter, in speaking of family wor-ments, and the whole subject was ship, says,
In the devotion of this soon forgotten. little assembly, parents pray for their “When at thirty-five, the monichildren, and children for their pa-tory voice again returned, reminded rents ; the husband for the wife, and me of my promise, and impressed the wife for the husband i
with the importance of eternal brothers and sisters send up their re-things. Though I had not thought quests to the throne of infinite mer- of my promise for years, I acknowlcy to call down blessings on each edged its obligation, but an immediother. Who that wears the name of Jate fulfilment seemed more impraca man can be indifferent here? Must|ticable than it did nineteen years benot the venerable character of the fore. parent, the peculiar tenderness of
“I vowed with increased solemnithe conjugal union, the affectionate ty, that when the cares of a rising intimacy of the filial and fraternal family should subside, I would cerrelations ; must not the nearness of ||tainly attend to the concerns of relirelations long existing, the inter- gion. change of kindness long continued,
“Again I applied myself to worldand the oneness of interests long ce-l ly avocations, and soon buried the mented, -all warm the heart, height-| thoughts of the admonitions I had en the importance of every petition, received. At fifty, when you, my and increase the fervor of every de-||children, were diminishing, instead votional effort.”—[Rev. J. A. James. of increasing my cares, this heaven.
ly monitor returned, —" Fulfil your ON QUENCHING THE SPIRIT. promise now," was continually press
“My children,” said the old man,lling on my mind. I knew that I “ few will be the words of thy dying had made such a promise, but I felt father. I wish them to sink deep dissatisfied that its fulfilment should into
your hearts,” Then raising him- be claimed so soon. I regretted that self a little in his bed, with a de-||I had not attended to the subject begree of strength which he had not fore, when I could have done it with been able to command for several of less difficulty; but such was the exthe last weeks of his sickness, he tent and pressure of my business, proceeded :
that to do it then seemed impossible. “When young I enjoyed religious The subject made me unhappy, and privileges, and was the subject of after much deliberation, I sought reoccasional serious reflection. When lief to my troubled feelings by most just entering my 16th year, religious solemnly renewing my promise to impressions were made on my mind God. When, I said, the pressure of with unusual force. I seemed to my business is past, I will devote hear a voice continually saying to the whole of my attention to a preme, seek religion now. I was unhap-1/paration for eternity. py; my former amusements lost their “ No sooner had I fixed