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established in this city to extend the kingdom of Christ. In performing his duties as a member he laboured abundantly, without sparing himself, and so far as we can judge, he laboured successfully.

But his usefulness was not fully known until the formation of the American Bible Society. Of this Institution he was from the beginning a warm and decided advocate. At an early period after its organization he was elected chairman of the standing committee, and so soon as the interests of the Society required it, their agent. In the performance of the duties of this office he was indefatigable, prompt, intelligent, and successful. He never spared himself; and at last fell a victim to his fidelity. On Thursday the 25th of February be exposed himself to very unpleasant and unhealthy weather, to finish a contract which he had made for paper, on account of the Society. In the course of that day he became very unwell, and the next day was confined to his house, from whence he never went out again. He died on the 9th day of March, without a struggle or a groan, in the 50th year of his age.

Such was the nature of his complaint and the suddenness of his death, that his friends can furnish the christian public with little to satisfy their laudable curiosity. Suffice it to say, that throughout his sickness his mind was solemnly affected; and notwithstanding his extreme pain, until three days before his death he attended to the business of the agency, and editorship, together with the performance of family worship. His conversation throughout the whole period of his confinement, was, though not that of a dying christian, yet that of a confirmed believer. On the morning of the day before be died, he directed the 23d Psalm to be read for him, and when finished expressed his satisfaction in its contents. During that day he dictated the additional notice contained in the last number, which announced his relinquishment of the Christian Herald after this number. To the agency of the American Bible Society he had determined to devote all his talents and time, not required by the church of which he was an elder, or by his family. But a righteous and holy God has called him hence that he might enjoy the gracious rewards of his master. He rests from his labours, but his works do follow him!

His character may be summed in the following particulars, viz. an extreme caution in examining every thing that presented itself to his view with the most minute attention and the most faithful diligence; solidity of judgment when the examination was completed to his own satisfaction; an uncommon degree of self-possession; invincible firmness in defence of the opinions which he embraced, connected with the polished courtesy of a man of the world, and the forbearance of a christian.

Few, if any, laymen were better acquainted with the system of truth as contained in the scriptures, or more engaged in promoting plans for ensuring its extensive circulation, and its triumph over sin and error. In this age of religious exertion, he eminently combined increase of christian knowledge with increase of christian activity.

The cast of his mind, whilst it kept him from enthusiasm, caused him to advance steadfastly and surely in his measures for the advancement of Christ's kingdom.

He entered fully into all plans for the prosperity of Christ's kingdom; not only those which are general, but those which are particular. As a member of the Presbyterian Church, he approved of, and patronized, the Theological Seminary established at Princeton. He was also a member of the Direction of the African School formed and supported by the Synod of New-York and New-Jersey.

As a member of the different judicatories of the denomination with which he was connected, he displayed powers of mind, and chastened feelings, which made him useful in an eminent degree. Very few men understood so well as he did the principles of enlarged christian policy, as incorporated in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church, and defended them with so much success against his opponents; and yet fewer men displayed so much self-controul and regard to the Ecclesiastical standing of those with whom he came in direct collision.

May the mantle of this departed christian descend upon one qualified to succeed him in the different relations which he sustained to the church of God, and fill up the chasm which his death has occasioned.

FOR THE CHRISTIAN HERALD.

On the death of J. E. Caldwell Esq. Agent of the American Bible Society.

How sweetly does the real Christian rest

Active thine efforts steadfast was thine aim,

From all his labours and from all his cares! How richly are his earthly labours blest

To send the BIBLE to earth's farthest bound; T' enlighten ev'ry nation with its flame,

When his rapt spirit leaves this vale of tears.

And cheer the wretched with the gospel's sound.

When once releas'd from sorrow and from wo,

How great the transport-how divine the peace! In presence of his Saviour he will know,

Where all is pure and everlasting bliss.

CALDWELL, unweari'd servant of the Cross!

By sudden mandate snatch'd from present pain, Great is the public, great the private loss;

But thine unspeakable, eternal gain.

Long must that sacred INSTITUTION feel
Thy loss-which words but faintly can express,
For thy best labours tended to its weal,
Its plans to second, and the world to bless.

FOR THE
Lamented Caldwell! to the Christian dear,
Friends of the Bible, looking on thy bier,
Rememb'ring all thy worth, exclaim'd and sigh'd,
"The Bible lost a friend when Caldwell died."

Science and taste, love, friendship, zeal,and grace,
Within thy hallow'd mind had each a place;
The robe of modesty surrounded all:
Each grace stepp'd forth as duty gave the call;
And rich attainments never were display'd,
Unless the cause of God requir'd their aid.

Oh! who can recollect thine ardent zeal

To give the Sacred Volume to the poor,
And not the throb of Christian sorrow feel,

And not the loss of so much worth deplore.

Servant of God, thou'st run thy heav'nly race [fight;

With christian zeal; hast fought faith's noble
Henceforward wilt thou share the joys of grace,
A crown of glory, in the realms of light.

Thine is the rich reward-the sacred feast

Of knowledge, rapture, and eternal love,
Which none but saints and holy angels taste,
Beyond the ken of man-in worlds above.

CHRISTIAN HERALD.

"Go, turn that soul from darkness unto light;
Let life divine be on his heart bestow'd,
Turn him at once from Satan unto God."

Yet 'twas not always so: the black'ning cloud
Of infidelity once threw its shroud
O'er all the powers of his learned mind;
(The light of science cannot heal the blind:)
In doubt's dark mazes were his wand'rings cast,
And without God his early years were past.

He felt the power; he saw the heavenly light;
Darkness and doubt for ever sped their flight:
He turn'd his face to Zion's holy hill,
His meat and drink to do his Father's will;
With eager feet he urg'd his steady pace,
Nor could temptation turn him from his race;
Looking to Jesus with intense desire,
Love in his soul maintain'd her sacred fire:
His heart came burning to his kindling eye,
Lodg'd with his treasure in the world on high;
Not the half-love that, clinging to the soil,
Devotes, for golden dust, long hours of toil;
He gave his heart to his redeeming Lord,
God's fear his treasure, and his hope His word:
[might; No more he covets mortal man's applause,

But He who makes the rebel's heart to yield,
With love divine this infidel beheld;

Go," said the Lord, and cloth'd the word with But spends his life to serve the Bible cause.

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INDEX TO

* MR. CALDWELL WAS A Director of the New-York Missionary Society, Director of the United Foreign Missionary Society, Director of the Religious Tract Society, Director of the Society for the Support of the Gospel among the poor, Director of the American Bible Society, A Trustee of the New-York Free School, Corresponding Secretary of the New York Bible Society, and a Member of the Board of Missions of the General Assembly of the

Presbyterian Church. He also superintended the printing of the French New Testament published by the New-York Bible Society: He did the same for the French and Spanish New Testaments afterwards published by the American Bible Society, correcting the press and the Stereotype plates, in those languages, as well as for the several editions of the Bible in the English language. He was master of the French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek languages, and an excellent gramarian and critic.

He undertook the publication of the Christian Herald, chiefly, perhaps solely with the view of communicating in an easy and familiar way to the friends of Zion the glorious things that were accomplishing for her prosperity. In so doing, there is reason to believe he has gladdened the hearts of many

who had been wishing for such a medium of communication. Similar publications have since been commenced, and are producing good effects.

AMERICAN BIBLE Contributions to its fun

320, 704 Notice of the Board of

liary Societies. 2d Anniversary, Quarterly Extracts, Number of Auxiliary

ADDE to Youth, of the President of the of John Murray, Jur of Rev. James Miln of Rev. James M. N of Mr. L. Clerc, at

of the Deaf an of the Synod of Te

nization Socie of the Rev. Dr.

New Jersey of the Baptist B

sions, on the importanc Association Gen Appointment of

giving, by African Theolo Sunday Schoo Blind Sailor at of Whitefield, Juvenile, of Rev. John Tract Anecd Anecdote of

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British and

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568,6 Female es Bible mee

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INDEX TO THE CHRISTIAN HERALD.

FIFTH VOLUME.

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY, Bishop, Italian,
Contributions to its funds, 32, 126, 220, Burying a woman alive,
320, 704

Notice of the Board of Managers to Auxi-
liary Societies.
64, 224, 512
2d Anniversary,
123, 129, 139
Quarterly Extracts,
351, 541
384, 704

Number of Auxiliary Societies,

ADDRESS

to Youth,

of the President of the American B. S. 140 College in Kentucky,

143 Character of our Saviour,
145 Christian Benevolence,
147
Religion, on the

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of John Murray, Jun. ·

of Rev. James Milnor,

of Rev. James M. Mathews,

of Mr. L. Clerc, at Hartford Exhibition
of the Deaf and Dumb,

of the Synod of Tennessee to the Colo-
nization Society,

188

of the Rev. Dr. Wharton, before the
New-Jersey B. S.

363

of the Baptist Board of Foreign Mis-
sions,

on the importance of Missions,
Association General of Connecticut,
Appointment of a day for public thanks-
giving, by the Governor of N. Y.
African Theological Seminary,
ANECDOTES,

Sunday School,
Blind Sailor at a Bible Society,
of Whitefield,
Juvenile,

of Rev. John Thorpe,

Tract Anecdote

168

52 Charitable Institutions at Haerlem

Anecdote of Mr. Durham,
BIBLE SOCIETIES.
British and Foreign B. S. monthly Ex-
tracts of Correspondence, 16, 93, 101,
240, 251, 257, 268, 334, 401, 441, 492,
568, 631, 683
Female exertions in Liverpool, (Eng.) 61
Bible meeting-sudden death of Rich-
ard Leaver,

Bible Society-Oxford, Ohio,

127

2d Anniversary of the
New-York Marine,
Bible Association, New-York Female
Juvenile,

Bible Society-exertions of the Ladies
at Liverpool,

Bible and Religious Tract Society,
Society, Rhode Island,

81

CONVERSION
of John Vartie, a criminal,
three Jewish Children at Berlin 110
a Mabomedan to the Christian faith, 232
two Priests of Budhu,

319

a Persecutor,

376

a Hottentot,

415

506

597

671

758

759

Death of Sabat,

395

320

Delhi in India, Meeting at
Donations to the funds of the Theologi-
cal Seminary of the Reformed
488 Dutch Church,
275 Deaf and Dumb Institution in Ireland,
438, 467
416 Duelling, Article against,
448
509 Death of an aged Mahomedan convert,
239, 240, 608 Donation to the American Education
412
Society,

448 Emancipation in Russia,

502 Exertions of Thaddeus Connollan to

540 promote Christian instruction in
Ireland,
760 Education in Ireland,

594

Enemies,

Middlesex (Conn.) Auxili-

759
743

Herald, Notices to Subscri-

539

ary,
Bibles exported duty free by British and
Foreign B. S.
Bibles and Religious Tracts in Malta, 567
Association, 7th Ward,
Biography of Mr. J. E. Caldwell,

576
7601

bers,

Discourse on the death of the Princess
Charlotte of Wales,

Sabbath day's Journey,
504 Jews in Asia, State of

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55
182
230

Fashionable amusement,
Fable of an aspiring weed,
Female Beneficence,
Heaven, on knowing each other in
Hindoo Society,

183
640

Hindoos, assembly at Delhi, to read
83 the Scriptures,
86 Industry and application,
Infidelity, on the unreasonableness of 735
JUVENILE DEPARTMENT.
Memoir of Miss S. H.

218 Meditations by the late S. H.
Early Piety,

384 Youthful Inquiry answered,
416 The Love of Pleasure,
443 Benevolence,

665

759

485

567

667

760

181

255

660

84

160

8
45

187

285

407

607

670

269

271

in Saxony, State of
objections to attempting their
conversion answered,
Privileges extended in Prussia, 485
Cause of the

481

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Jerusalem sinner saved,
755 Mr. Smith, at Demerara,

566
LETTER FROM

Rev. H. Townley, at Calcutta, 577
Dr. S. Worcester, to the Baltimore Fe- Rev. J. Keith, at Calcutta,

578
male Mite Society,
20 Mr. Colman, at Calcutta,

581
Rev. C. Wesley, to Rev. George White- Mrs. Judson, at Rangoon,

582
field,
25 Mr. Hough, at Rangoon,

584
Rev. Robert Johnston, to the editor of Rev. H. Martyn, in Persia,

586
the Chillicothe Recorder, 31 Rev. W. Milne, at Malacca,

587
Pomare, King of Otaheite,

37 Rev. J. M. Peck, at St Louis, 587
Rev. R. Morrison, at Canton, 39 a young native of the Sandwich Isl-
Rev. Wm. Milne, at Malacca,
40 ands,

589
Rev. J. C. Supper, at Batavia, 40 Mr.J.B. Hyde, to Rev. Timothy Alden, 626
Rev. Jobn Ketchman, at Neuweid, 41 Mr. Phillips, at Samarang, Island of
Rev. Leander Van Ess,
42 Java,

664
a Jewish Teacher, to Rev. Leander Van Mrs. Judson, at Rangoon,

705
Ess,

43 Mrs. Colman, on her passage to India, 707
a Lady in Connecticut to a friend in Rev. J. Lawson, at Calcutta,

711
Boston,
53 a Lady at Bengal,

712
Mrs. S. T. Newton, Calcutta, to a friend, 15 Luther's Reformation,

20
Mrs. E. Williams, in Caffraria, Africa, 65

MISSIONS
Rev. G, Hall, Bombay,

71 Rev.T. Alden's tour among the Indians, 522
Mrs. Rowe, Hindostan,
112 Dutch,

587
Mr. W. M. Harvard, Colombo, in Cey- South Travancore,

662
lon,
114 Amboyna,

662
Rev. Gordon Hall, Bombay,
117 Olaheite,

663
Cyrus Kingsbury, Chickamaugah, 117 Demerara,

664
M. E. Wilson, Ohio,

117 Intelligence from the South Sea Is-
Messrs. Mills & Burgess, London, 118 120 lands,

33, 198, 199, 563,
the General Assembly of the Presby- Juvenile Association in Philadelphia, 54
terian Church,
178 Intelligence from Lattakoo,

69
do. do.

do. on the Great Namaqualand,
subject of Slavery,
189 In Russia,

77
the Rev. C. F. Schaaf, Bethlehem, Penn. In the North of Europe,

78
to the United Brethren,
193 Intelligence,

156
Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury to Rev. Thomas Society, Church of England,

200
H. Nelson,

194
In India,

201
two Missionaries in Russia to the Pres- at Madras,

238
byterian Church in Philadelphia, 203 Society, Maine, Anniversary of, 239
a Gentleman in Vincennes to Hon. Intelligence from Otaheite,

350
Bushrod Washington,
204 Methodists, in Ceylon,

392
the yearly meeting of the Friends held United Brethren, in Greenland,
in London,
219 Domestic, in Massachusetts,

427
Mr. Bicknell, at Eimeo,

231 among the Tuscarora Indians, 431
Rev. Isaac Jacob Schmidt,
233 Baptist, West of Mississippi,

432
Friends' yearly meeting,
247 in Louisiana,

435
a Friend, on Ruins,
250 in St. Louis,

437
Rev. R. Cow on Reformation among Methodist in Hayti,

458
the Jews,
268 To Jerusalem,

460
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, res- Bishop Hobart's visit to the Indians, 460
pecting the passage of the Red Sea among Mahomedans,

737
by the Children of Israel, 270 at Brainerd, extract from the Journal of
Mrs. Judson, at Rangoon,
393 the,

748
Rev. H. Bardwell, Hindostan, 399 Letter from Rev. Benjamin I. Lowe, in
Mr. Burgess,
410 Illinois,

753
Mr. Bicknell, to Rev. Dr. Hawies, 530 School, letter from an Indian boy at the 754
Pomare, King of Otaheite, to Rev. S. Auxiliary Society of Northumberlaud, 464
Marsden,

.531 Massachusetts Eastern Branch, 485
Mrs. Richards, at Ceylon,
746 Moravian, in Africa,

488
do do
748 Missionary Sermon of Rev. L. Beech.

590
Rev. George Burder, to Rev. Dr. Haw. er,
ies,

532 Contributions to the Missionary funds
Rey. R. Pinkerton, respecting the Ko- of the United Brethren,
raite Jews,

552 Memoir of Rev. Dr. Robert Balfour, 694
a converted Jew, to a Christian friend, 553 Memoir of Miss Rebecca M. Coit,

696

Methodist Churches, Statistica

of the
Moral Convention at Albany
Notice of the Editor to Subs
Native Schools at Ceylon,
New College at Danville, K
Ordination of Rev. Saml. W

at Plattsburgh,
Obituaries,
Ordination of Rev. Mr. F

York,
Obituary of Rev. P. Lowe
Oratory, power of
Obituary of Charles Pe

York Orphan Asylui
Ordination of Mr. John
Prayer and Reading So.
Poetry,

96, 511
, original,
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Prayer, on
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Psalter, St. Louis'
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