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3 Donation from a Lady to do. Two ladies by Rev. Mr. Bartlett 4 by Rev. Mr. Stedman A lądy in Franklin
10 -- Mr. James Wild, as a Life SubDo. by Rev. Dr. Porter 2 50 scription to the Massachu- R. Ç. Williams and Wm. T.
setts Bible Society Andrews
Mrs. C. Codman, ditto 50 James Bartlett
James Perkins, Esq. da. 50 Benjamin Harris Jos. Mitchell
181 Samuel Clark
Annual Subscriptions. E. Doane, Esq. from the Barn 256 annual Subscribers $2 51% stable Bible Society 230
135 T. Odiorne, Esq. from the Mal.
4 24 den Branch Society '80 88
440 1 66 10 20
$819 75 Life Subscriptions, &c.
1131 Ebenezer Parker, Esq. as a Life Subscription to American
$2131 76 Bible Society Permanent funds of the Massachusetts Bible Society, the intere
est only of which is to be expended. ! Three Massachusetts Bank shares, at par
1500 Fifteen Manufacturers and Mechanics Bank shares, at par
750 $800 U. S. six per cent. Stock, at par
$3050 Statement of receipts and expenditures of the Massachusetts
. Bible Society, from June, 1817, to June, 1818. Balance on hand from last year.
1514 99 Collected after anniversary sermon,
165 38 Received by E. Doane, Esq. from the Barnstable Bible Society do. T. Odiorne from the Malden Branch Society
80 Donations the past year
344 37 From 397 Annual Subscribers
1131 Life subscription and donation to American Bible Society
31 Life subscriptions to Massachusetts Bible Society
150 From auxiliary societies and various persons for sales of Bibles. 439 15 Dividends on Bank shares
$4220 79 Paid for $800 U. S. six per cent. Stock,
824 66 Bibles and Testaments, the past year,
1230 63 Binding do.
584 17 6. Freight, carting and porterage.
18 4 56 Printing Reports and Circulars.
35 87 56 w. Francis for delivering Reports,
. 5 J. Willard for collecting subscriptions,
51 25 66 Bill of Exchange remitted to Paris, as a donation from the
Massachusetts Bible Society to be used in publishing the
Boston, June 1.
$4220 79 JOHN TAPPAN, Treasurer. JOHN GREW, Assistant Treasurer
Moreover, a great portion of the AMONG the many institutions of children who attend sabbath schools the present day for improving the have ignorant parents, and many of u. eharacter and condition of the inhab- them have vicious parents. The reStants of our country, the Sabbath ligious instructions, and indeed any Schools are not the least important. useful instructions which the children The number of these schools has been shall receive, they may be the instrugreatly multiplied within a few years, ments of communicating to their parm several of the United States, as, ents at home. Many striking and well as in Great Britain. We hope important instances have already the plan will - become universal been recorded of benefits which par throughout Christendom, and indeed ents have derived from sending throughout the world—not only in their children to sabbath schools. cities and populous towns, but in every Another consideration worthy of town and neighborhood, in every notice is this-Children require some country.
exercise on the Sabbath as well as The schools have already become on other days, and they are gratified so numerous in Philadelphia as to with novelty, variety and change. comprize 5970 scholars, superintend The Sabbath Schools add to the varied by 556 instructers. Many of these ety of useful, virtuous and entertainchildren would probably have grown ing exercises suitable for that day : up in ignorance, vice and irreligion, and if properly managed they may but for the advantages they derive contribute much towards rendering from the sabbath schools. If the " the Sabbath a delight” to children schools should be conducted with and young people. proper regard to decorum, virtue and religion, they will doubtless be a A REMARKABLE CONTRAST RELATmeans of saving millions from perdi
ZING TO SLAVES. tion, as well as of rendering them " TAÐ following intelligence has more happy and useful in the present been recently received and may be world. These schools are adapted relied on as authentic :-The legislanot only to improve the minds of the ture of Antigua, having held a conpupils but the minds of the multitude ference with the missionaries of the of instructers who are employed in Moravia brethren, to induce then these institutions. For there is per to extend their missions there, and haps no way in which young people finding it out of their power, voted advance more rapidly than in the bu- them one thousand pounds to build a siness of teaching. They not only church and house, and three hundred increase their own stock of knowl- pounds per annum for the support edge by the practice of communican of missionaries at one station ; grantting to others, but the more faithful ing and offering as much crown land they are in the discharge of the duty, as should be wanted for that or other the more advantage they derive to stations ; and in the despatch to Lord themselves, by acquiring a facility in Bathurst, from the Government of communicating, and by having the Antigua, it is stated, that the legislainstructions which they impart to ture lamented their limited finances others impressed on their own minds. prevented their doing more, as they Such of these instructers, whether were persuaded, that to the labours male or female, as shall become heads of these missionaries they were mainof families, will be the better qualifi-, ly indebted for a state of profound ed to teach the children which a gra- tranquillity, while other islands had cious providence shall commit to been exposed to revolt and insurreca their eare ; and the more likely they tion. The brethren have about will be to perform this duty with fi- twehe thousand negroes in their condelity and advantage. While they - gregation in that island." Phila. papi. are employed in bestowing favors on Now behold the contrast: the children of others, they are lay- ., " AFRICAN CHURCH, ing up treasures for their own poster.' .
Charleston, June 9. 66 Ont hundred and fifty Negrosa.
and Slaves, belonging to the African • bought and sold as property, and a Church were taken up on Sunday af- great portion of them denied the ternoon by the city guard and lodged means of education and religious inin the Guard-House. The city struction ! In what other region does Council yesterday morning sentenced Heaven behold such a mass of op five of them, consisting of a Bishop pression and iniquity! and four Ministers to one month's In Charleston, it appears, a militaimprisonment, or to give security to ry guard is employed to interrupt the leave the stare. Eight other minis religious meetings of the oppressed ters were also sentenced separately, Africans on the Sabbath ; and their to receive ten lashes, or pay a fine of compassionate teachers are doomed five dollars.
Patriot. by the city Council to imprisonment, The account from Antigua is truly or banishment, corporal punishments gratifying ; it evinces a spirit of wis- or fines ! Thus the state of society dom and humanity. The account advances in the capital of South Caro from Charleston is the reverse ; it olina! What will be their state at the evinces a spirit of folly and barbarity. end of the present century, if they " Surely oppression maketh a wise continue to advance in this direcman mad." Oppression has this ef- tion ? & fect both on the oppressor and on the We know that the plea for this
oppressed. The barbarous course as outrageous persecution is, that." by dopted by the city Council is the sundry acts of the legislature, it is * Road to Ruin," as truly as the positively forbidden that slaves or course adopted at Antigua tends to free people of color should assemble conciliate the slaves and to prevent for the purpose of mental instruction, revolt and insurrection. Multiplying unless a majority of the assenibly be the oppressions of the slaves, and composed of white people.” Suck prohibiting their meeting for religious are the republican laws of South Car* and moral instruction, are but treas. olina! What law of Spain, Portuuring up wrath against a day of wrath gal, or of the Pope, or of the Inquisiwhich will assuredly overtake the op- tion, is more repugnant to the rights pressors. The cries of these Afri- of man? We do not wonder that caps cannot fail to "epter into the these oppressors of the Africans are ears of the Lord of Sabaoth ;” and al. afraid of their lives, nor that they though he bears long with oppressors think a military guard necessary for he will not bear always.
their protection. But the time will In the United States much has been come when a military guard will not said of the tyranny and oppression defend them, either from the uphraidexercised in other countries. Loud. ings of a self-comdemning conscience, ly have we boasted of our republican or from the anger of a righteous God. institutions, our liberty and equal , And, on the whole, it is hard to de rights ; yet in this land of freedom termine, whether the slaves are enthere is perhaps, a greater number of titled to a greater share of our confellow beings held in absolute slavery cern than their unrelenting oppressthan in any other nation on which ors. the sun is suffered to shine. Of this . we may be very certain, that, in this
ORDINATION. . world, the sun has no opportunity to The Rev. John Gorham Palfrey shine on another nation so palpably was on Wednesday 17th ult. ordaininconsistent as ours. If but an indi ed as Pastor of the Church in Bratvidual of our white citizens is depriv. tle-square. Prayer, by the Rev. Dr. ed of his personal rights in a foreign Thayer of Lancaster; Sermon, by land, our country is filled with clam- the Rev. Dr. Porter; Ordaining Pray. or and threatenings of war from one er, by the Rev. President Kirkland; end to the other. But as a nation, Charge by the Rev. Dr. Osgood, of We can tamely behold a number of Medford: Right Hand of Fellowblack and colored people, greater ship by the Rev. Mr. Frothingham ; than the whole population of New Prayer, by the Rev. Mr. Colman, of England was in 1800, degraded to Hingham ; Benediction, by the Rev. the condition of slancs, liable to be Mr. Palfrey.
REVIEW OF A MASSACRE IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA,
IN 1763. - The melancholy account As their lands by degrees now to be exhibited is copied were mostly purchased, and into Proud's History of Penn- the settlement of the white sylvania from a pamphlet people began to surround which was printed immediate them, the Proprietary assignly after the events occured- ed them lands on the manor of entitled, “ A Narrative of the Conestogoe, which they might late Massacre, in Lancaster not part with. There they County, of a number of Indians, have lived many years in friends of this Province :'- friendship with their white
“ These Indians were the neighbours, who loved them remains of a tribe of the Six for their peaceable, inoffensive Nations, settled at Conestogoe, behaviour.. and thence called Conestogoe " It has always been obsery Indians On the first arrivaled that Indians, settled in the of the English in Pennsylva- neighborhood of white people, nia, messengers from this do not increase but diminish tribe came to welcome them, 'continually. This' tribe acwith presents of venison, corn cordingly went on diminishing, and skins; and the whole tribe till there remained in the town entered into a treaty of friend or manor, but 20 personsship with the first Proprietary, seven men, five women and William Penn ; which was to eight children, boys and girls. last as long as the sun should “Of these, Shebaes was a shine, or the waters run into very old man, having assisted the rivers.
at the second treaty, held with “This treaty has been since them by William Penn, 1701; frequently renewed, and the and ever since continued a chain brightened, as they ex- faithful friend to the English; press it, from time to time. he is said to have been an ex' It has never been violated on ceeding good man, considering their part, or ours till now. his education, being naturally Vol. VI. No. 8. 29
of a most kind, benevolent huts were set on fire, and most temper.
of them burnt down! « This little society con " The magistrates of Lantinued the custom they had caster sent out to collect the begun when more numerous, remaining Indians, brought of addressing every new Gove them into the town, for their ernor, and every descendant better security against any of the first Proprietary, wel. farther attempts ; and, it is coming him to the province, said, condoled with them on assuring him of their fidelity, the misfortune which had and praying a continuance of happened, took them by the that favour and protection hand and promised them prowhich they had hitherto ex. tection. They were put into perienced. They had accord. a work-house, a strong build. ingly sent up: an address of ing, as the place of greatest.. this kind to our present Gov- safety. ernor, John Penn, Esq. on his «These cruel men again arrival; but the same was assembled themselves; and scarce delivered when the un. hearing that the remaining 14 fortunate catastrophe happen Indians were in the work-house ed, which we are about to re- at Lancaster, they suddenly late.
appeared before the town on “On Wednesday the 14th the 27th of December. Fifty of December, 1763, fifty seven of them armed as before, dismen, from some of our frontier mounting, went directly to the townships, who had projected work-house, and by violence the destruction of this little broke open the door, and enter. commonwealth, came all well ed with the utmost fury in mounted, and armed with fire their countenances. When locks, hangers and hatchets, the poor wretches saw they having travelled through the had no protection nigh, nor 'country in the night to Cones- could possibly escape, and betogoe manor. There they ing without the least weapon surrounded the small village of defence, they divided their of Indian huts, and just at little families, the children break of day, broke in upon clinging to their parents; they then all at once. Only three fell on their faces, protested men and two women' and a their innocence, declared their young boy were found at home love of the English, and that
the rest being out among in their whole lives they had the neighbouring white people never done them injury ; and These poor defenceless crea- in this posture they all receive tures were immediately fired ed the hatchet ! Men, women upon, stabbed and hatcheted and children were every one to death! The good Shebaes inhumanly murdered in cold among the rest, cut to piece blood ! es in his bed. All of them « The barbarous men who were scalped, and other wise committed the atrocious fact, horribly mangled. Then their in defiance of government and