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by others at 40, and by some at 50,000.rian church. But it languishes for want Its priucipal settlements are on the Mi-||of the bread and of the water of life. ami and Whitewater,-on the Ohio (ex- | Leaving the river, and proceeding a lit
tending in soine places 20 miles back)|tle further west, we came to other flour. For salute, a vidite and on the Wabash and White river.ishing settlements. Corydon is the pre.. we base: Many small neighborhoods have receiv- sent seat of goveroment for the Territo- the bed an addition of from 20 to 40 famil. ry. Salem, a country seat, has near it ies during the last suminer.
three other places where churches might
" When we entered this Territory be formed. These settlements are yet
there was but one Presbyterian clergy-in their infancy. It is said, however, ,
man in it; Mr. Scoti of Vincennes. He that they are able to support a minister.
has valiantly maintained his post there | And yet there are people here who for
for six years past. He bas three places five years past, have not seen the face
of preaching; and although he has not of a Presbyterian clergyman. There
been favored with an extensive revival;hearts have been grieved at the aeglect
yet his labors have been blest to the of their brethren to send them any aid.
edification of his congregations. His While the Methodists have told them
church consists of about 70 members. sneeringly, you may as well join our so-
Between the forks of White river, there ciety, for you never will see a preacher
is also a Presbyterian coagregation; in of your own denoinination here. Ma-
which there are about 30 cominuni-| ny have complied with this advice
cants : and we have lately heard that a but some have remained steadfast.
clergymneo is now settled among them. When they saw us, they shed tears of
In the state of Ohiq we saw the Rever-joy. In that part of the Territory that
end William Robinson. He informed lies on the Wabash, there are settle-
us, that he expected soon to remove to ments, both above and below Vincen-
the Territory and establish himself atnes, that deserve the attention of mis-
Madison on the Ohio. It is probable,sionary bodies, particularly those above
Then, that there are three Presbyterian on Bussaron. An immense number of
clergy men now in the Territory. But settlers have been crowding out on that
what are they for the supply of so ma-frontier during the last season. We
They are obliged to have now given a brief viow of the pria-
provide principally for their own sup- cipal settlements in the Indianya 'Ter-
port, by keeping school through the ritory. If one or two faithful missiona-
week, or by manual labor. They have ries could be sent into it, to travel thro'
therefore, very little time to intinerate. it, and search it out-o collect congre-
The settlements on the Miami and Igations and organize churches-who
White-water, we did not visit; but were can tell how much good might be done?
informed by missionaries, who have oc- They might become the fathers of the
casionally labored there, that they afford churches there. Thousands would rise
promising fields of usefulness. Proba- up hereafter and call them blessed.
bly congregations might be formed
To be Coniinued.
there. Places of preaching, where con
considerable numbers of people wouli Died, at Raymond, (.V.H.) on the 3d of
assemble, might be established, with July last, Miss Fanny Mc Clure, aged 31
short intervals, from Lawrenceburgh, years. While very young she became a
near the mouth of the Miami, to Jeffer-member of the church, and uniforinly sup-
sonville, on the falls of the Ohio. In the She had the good of the cause of Christ
ported the character of a real Christian.
vicinity of the Falls, are two other flour-near her heart, even to the day of her
ishing little villages, Clarkstown and death ; and bequeathed $200 to the Con- .
New Albany It is of high importance gregational Society in Raymond, for the
that the standard of the truth should be support of the Gospel, which was about
inamediately planted here ;-for these two thirds of all the worldly property that
places, or some of them, must soon be she possessed. This was a noble act of
come rich and populous towns.
Christian benevolence, and ought to be
Clarkestown, there is a small Presbyte-
told as a memorial of her.
To the following Poem, wrillen by Mr. Wm. T. Dwight, of Nero. Haven, Con.)
the premium of fifteen dollars was adjudged, as being the best piece of Poetry published in Vol. 10, Panoplist 1814.
Several years since, it was reported, and believed, that the Rev. Dr. Buchanan intended vis-
Wing the Holy Land. The following lines were written in consequence of that belief.
WRENCE comes yon bark that plows the watry plain
A lonely wanderer on the trackless main ?
There sails a hallow'd ship from Britain's isle,
By angels led, and cheer'd by heaven's own smile;
And there Buchanan quits his native strand,
And points his course to Palestina's land.
Late came the sacred sage from India's shores,
Climes of the morn, where worshipped Ganges pours.
What object there engag’d his constant care,
Ask'd every toil, and call'd his ceaseless prayer?
To burst the chain, that bound the Hindoo's mind,
The soul to wake in Pagan sleep confi'n ;
Realins lost in night to warm the genial day,
And light to heav'o with truth's immortal ray.
To Juggernaut, (where frantic myriads raise,
Screams of wild joy, and yells of senseless praise,)
He trod the path of death, and woe, and gloom;
The porch of hell, a nation's boundless tonıb.
There maddening crowds the bloody demon hail,
And howl their transports to the echoing gale ;
Orissa's fields are there th’unmeasur'd grave;
The mangled corpse there choke the mantling wave;
O’er the wide champaign gorgʻd hyenas roam;
And sin and death, exulting, find a home.
There thou hast seen the Inquisition's fire ;
The victim fetter'd for the lastral pyre;
Heard the shrill shriek, the groan of pale despair,
The yell of anguish on the wearied air.
There 'twas a sin to doubt, a crime t'inquire,
And saints arose from Persecution's fire:
There martyr'd virtue fed th' assassin's steel,
Glutted the axe,,or gasp'd upon the wheel.
Yet, follower of thy GOD, lament no more;
The shriek, the groan, have startled Albion's shore :
Fierce on the fiends, see! sternest ruin frowns;
Echoing the crash, the eastern shore resounds.
Hark! 'tis the shout of joy that myriads raise ;
And through the expanse is heard all India's praise.
Thence to sad Judah's sons was bent thy way;
Reft from their kindred tribes of orient day;
The lorn remains of proud Assyrian power,
From joy exild on India's distant shore ;
Unknown, unknowing, outcasts from mankind,
They wait their country's morn, to woe resign'd.
But now the theme again awakes thy lyre;
For them thy bosoin burns with hallow'd fire;
Now, through the Central Wave to Israel's land
Points thy bright track from Britain's rocky strand.
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The same pure passion now exalts thy mind;
The recreant soul with virtue's bond, to bind;
To bid the outcast leap at Jesus' name,
To glow with love, and feel an angel's flame,
To bid that darkcn'd race their throne resume,
And joy inspire the breast, and truth illume.
Low art thou fall'n, once beauty of the morn!
No more the smiles of peace thy land adorn,
No more a Hebrew monarch fills thy throne ;
Nor trembling realms thy proud dominion own
But, stretch'd in dust, thy sacred glory lies ;
Stern on thy ruin'd temple frown'd the skies;
Around thy walls the Crescent sheds its gloom ;
And mosques arise o'er blest Messiah's tomb.
Where Jordan once refresh'd thy verdant vales,
And drank the fragrance of thy spicy gales ;
Through dreary wastes he rolls his sullen wave,
While dought disturbs the stillness of ihe grave;
O'er thy bleak desarts wide distruction reigns,
And fearful horror shadows all thy plains.
O sacred Salem! daughter of the skies!
Unseen, forgot, thy ancient glory dies.
O lov'd of heav'n! o'er fairest regions fair!
The pride of Asia ! plung'd in deep despair.
I mourn thy fall, I weep thy splendors gone;
Yet still I hail thee beauty of the dawn.
On distant shores, ihy sons thy misery mourn;
Fall'o from the skies, from peerless greatness torn;
They weep for joys tong past, to cume no inore;
And breathe their sighs wbere western oceans roar;
Or in thy mould'ring walls to bondage giv’u,
They sink beneath the angry frown of heav'n.
There, crouching 'rnid the waning Crescent's gloom,
They mourn around their unknown Saviour's tomb;
Still look for Bethlehem's star, whose morning ray,
Herald of joy, precedes unchanging day.
But lo! Buchanan on thy strand appears
To cheer thy furrow'd brow, and wipe thy tears ;
To spread the sacred word thy tribes among,
To bid the song of heaven employ thy tongue,
The rescued wanderer to his Father coine,
And call the prodigal, repenting, home.
Though scorn assail,—thoubg rancor blast thy naine,
Though sin and sorrow tell the world thy shaine,
Yet hush thy murinurs; soon the desart smiles;
Thy glory shines, and breaks on distant isles.
He that announc'd Messiah's birth, again
Points to thy clust'ring tribes their native plaio ;
Again the sun of peace thy land illumes;
No more a waste, thy field with Eden blooms;
And lo! the Warrior-Angel w'er them flies,
The cloud descends where hostile myriads rise ;
The fiery pillar points their destin'd way;
And soon o'er Zion bursts millennial day.
Go then, thou saint, 'gainst every foc contcnd;
Pursue thy path ; complete thy destin'd end;
Hear from yon countless throng the burst of praise.
For thee the strain of grateful joy they raise.
“ Thou, thou hast freed the captive wretch from pain;
Cheer'd the desponding heart to peace again,
The Hindoo brought where holy pleasures rise,
And led the trembling Pagan to the skies."
With thine compared, how poor the Warrior's fame,
Though climes applaud, and ages shout his name ;
His praise is mingled with the echoing groan :
And devastation claims the chief her own;
In fields of gore his rising glories bloom;
Beneath his trophies yawns th’ insatiate tomb,
But thou hast felt, a purer, holier flame;
And the poor heathen leaps to hear thy name;
For thou hast raised to heav'n the darkling mind,
While o'er thy path celestial glory shin'd.
Compar’d with thipe, how poor the poet's praise,
Who bids th' applauding world his glory raise.
Though genius lights him with immortal ray,
Though fairy forms around his fancy play,
Though he o'ertakes the sun-beam in its flight,
And the moon traces borne on silver light;
For him though beauty springs with fairer bloom,
And fresher, sweeter, breathes the gales perfume;
Yet the bright scenes are all illusion there :
No lasting radiance makes the rainbow fair.
How poor the joys that Learning's sons inspire,
Though multitudes her valued stores admire ;
With thine compar'd what meed can Science claim,
The sun that lights the sage's deathless name,
Though by her eye we view the comet roll,
And count the stars that circle either pole ;
Though Nature's book its countless stores unfolds;
And hear'n's own work th' unfetter'd mind beholds
Yet, here no virtue shines, nor God appears ;
In mis’ry's helpless hour no angel cheers ;
Nor saints invite, nor seraphs bid them rise,
On faith's strong wing, to bliss beyond the skies.
Go, then, thou saint! haste, haste to Syria's wilds,
On thy blest work th' Eternal Spirit smiles.
With faith, with transport, run thy blest career ;
Bid the lorn Jews Immanuel's Gospel hear,
Proclaim the sacred word their tribes around,
And make each plain JEHOVAH'S pame resound..
NO. II. cribing a much later date to this sacred The Instilution of the Sabballi. institution, they will not surely say, that That the the Sabbath was originally any of these reasons were first suggestappointed by divine authority, is not,ed to their minds by the perusal of the I believe questioned hy any, who pro- passage before us. Even they must fess to regard the Scriptures as a reve- concede as much as this, the passage lation from heaven. It cannot, there seems, at first view, to favor the confore, be necessary to spend a moment struction which I have given it. But it in proving so clear a point. Happy has been contended, that this cannot be would it be, is the saine just coincidence the true construction, because neither of opinion existed respecting, every ma- the observance, nor the existence, of a terial question, connected with this im. Sabbathi, is once mentioned by the saportant subject. That this however is ve-cred historian, from the second chapter ry far from being the case, will be suffi- (of Genesis, to the sixteenth of Exodus, ciently obvious, in the progress of these including a period of about 2500 years. uumbers,
Many very pious men, it is added, cerIt being granted by all parties, that|tainly lived within that long period, who the Sabbath was originally a divine in-would have solemnly observed the sa
stitution, the first question that presents cred, weekly rest, if it had been appoint-
litrat .. OPECIALI.
itself, in the plan which I propose toed, which observance must have been
pursue, is ;-At what time, and on what soinewhere recorded by Moses.
occasion, was lhe Sabbath instituted ? This argument has some degree of
This question, as it appears to me, is plausibility, I admit, bat nothing more.
unequivocally answered, in the second it is true, we are no where expressly we are the started 1 sesi iperole: chapter of Genesis, at the beginning.- told, that holy men before the flood, or The to pop in wears :
Thus the heavens and the earth were fin that the post-diluvian patriarchs observa
ished, and all the host of them. Ani on ed a weekly Sabbath. That they did, ' . $ 60 L 16;
the seventh day, God cnded his work || however, eeems highly probable, indewhich he had made, and he rested on the pendently of other considerations, from seventh day from all his work which the division of time into weeks, which he had made. And God blessed the obviously took place, long before the seventh day, anul sanctified it, because giving of the law to Israel. Such a dithal in it he had rested from all his work vision is pretty clearly hintes at, more which God created and made. Here is than once, in the eighth chapter of Gen. nothing ambiguous, either in the words esis. After sending out the dove the themselves or in their connexion with first time, Noah waited seven days, the preceding narrative. The plain and then sent her forth a second time, and obvious account is, that as soon as and, at the end of just seven days more God had finished the great work of cre- he sent her forth a third time. This ation, he not only rested from it himself, regard to the number seven might, I but appointed the very next, or seventh, grant, possibly have been accidental; day to be observed by our first parents, or Noah might have had reasons for it, as a day of holy rest, in commemoration of which we know nothing ;-but when of the grand eveat. Whatever reasonsll we view the subject, in connexion with any persons may think they see for as- the passage above qucted from the se