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times rebuke even those whom the proud code of honor endea vors to shield. In our own city, which Mr. Graves represents in Congress, and where he is remarkably popular as a man and politician, having been elected to the present Congress without opposition from the administration party, and against a popular candidate of his own politics; even here, we have found no one to justify this unhappy transaction. We do not mean to say that Mr. Graves is thought more to blame than the others who were concerned in this matter, but the whole transaction is of too murderous a nature to be defended or excused even by personal and political friends.
Mr. Ware's sermon is on the law of honor, and the text is happily chosen from Proverbs, xx. 3. “It is an honor for a man to cease from strife.” The sermon itself, like every thing from the same source is full of plain, direct appeals to the understanding, the heart, and the conscience; calculated to engage the attention, interest the feelings, and leave behind a deep and solemn impression. _Happy are the young men who sit under such preaching. Especially happy if they rightly use this privilege.
We have recieved the following pamphlets besides those already noticed, which we have no room to attend to at present. Some or all shall be noticed in our next.
1. Greenwood's sermon at the ordination of Rev. J. T. Sargent. 2. Memorial of the Ohio A. S. Society. 3. Proceedings of a Clerical Convention in Worcester, Mass. 4. Brook's lecture on Teachers' Seminaries. 5. An account of Dummer Academy. 6. Party Spirit. An address by John H. Harney, at South Hanover, Ia. 7. Address on Moral Education. By A. Wylie, D. D., Ia. 8. Account of the Collegiate Institute, Louisville Ky; 9. Danger and Duty of the Young. A sermon preached to the Senior Class of the Indiana College. By A. Wylie, D. D. 10. Address by Elisha W. Baldwin, President of Wabash College. 11. Reports on Brunswick, Georgia. 12. Measures of Revivalists. A sermon by C. A. Farley, Alton. 13. Passage of Time. A sermon by C. A. Farley, Alton. 14. Address before the Ohio Historical Society. By Timothy Walker.
FOR MARCH, 1838.
WESTERN Messenger.–Our as in the West. The idea of subscription list has been filling liberal christianity has been slipup gradually within the last two ping out of the minds of the eastmonths, and we suppose we have ern Unitarians through lapse of now as many subscribers as ever. time; they lay stress on the caWe feel grateful to the friends sual features and external forms who have exerted themselves in of their faith too much, while our behalf.
We recommence they half forget the high prinour work with new spirit, having ciples of mutual freedom and inlearned that we have a few dividual independence which it friends who are in earnest in its was the principal mission of the support. To show the interest first Unitarians to defend. Your taken in it, we shall venture to position as pioneers compels you give extracts from a few of the to rely on the developement and letters which we have recieved. illustration of these great prin
Buffalo, N. Y.-“I hope it ciples daily, hourly; to take pride, will not be necessary to discon- as Milton has nobly said, in betinue the Messenger. It is an ing "the solitary advocate of disimportant, very important auxil- countenanced truths ; to ideniary in our western cause. We tify yourselves with the movecannot spare it, and must not, ment party, who supply the prinand shall we say, will not. I ciples and the watchwords unwill continue to do all I can for der which nations finally rally. it.
that in this pub“We are gradually gaining lic-opinion-ridden section of the strength in Buffalo, in number, country, a publication of this kind respectability, influence, and I is as much needed, and probably hope above all in virtue and more, than at the West. Look piety. Sometimes our church is at some of our periodicals--what full. But our audience is vari- learning! but what twaddling! able. Our pews are all either Milk for men--seems to be the sold or let, except seven or eight theory of our modern Rabbis.” under the gallery.”
Cincinnati, Jan. 23.—“I am G -, Mass. - Mr. P sorry to see you are in danger when in Boston handed your of coming to a stand from a agent, Mr. Smith, the names and want of subscribers, but such subscriptions of three or four seems to be the fate of Western new subscribers.
I now send Periodicals; if you do, you must another. * * * *
The Messen- change your name, call it the ger must not be permitted to stop. Kentucky Roarer, or something I am satisfied that it is as well of the sort, and names enough adapted to do good at the East will crowd your list. '
A list of sixteen new subscribers accompanied the following letter from Mobile. We wish our brother H. W. Bellows joy of his prospects.
MOBILE, Ala., Sth Feb., 1838. My Dear Sir:-You will be interested to learn what fruit the ground you broke here two years ago is producing. You were so were so well followed up by our western brethren, that I have only entered into your labors, and am reaping pleasantly what was sown with so much pains. I have been here three months, and 'till the last three sabbaths, preached only one service a day. I found the people disappointed and discouraged that Mr. Peabody did not return.
He had won all hearts-had conciliated our brethren of other denominations, and was fast building up a large society. I was at first very much disheartened by our prospects. The society was largely in debt--without organization—its members groaning under the pressure-scattered by the long intermission of services, and dispirited by the youth and inexperience of their new minister. But our views had been too fully presented, and too gratefully recieved, to fail of continued attention and interest. You will sympathize with my joy and gratitude for the success which has crowned my humble labors. The congregation has doubled since I arrived. I should guess that those who consider themselves as belonging to our society were about one hundred and fifty persons. The only fair sabbath evening since our night service began, nearly filled our church. I cannot doubt that before the end of the season we shall have as many hearers as we can seat. We have sold pews enough to remove all anxiety about the debt of the society, and shall probably be able to rent a good part of the remainder. We have purchased a small organ, chandelier and stoves, a gross of Greenwood's Hymns, and now enjoy all the comforts of a well ordered church. If you will compare our present condition, with the forlorn and unpromising state of things when you were here, you will never despair of success in any good cause-a feeling, however, from which you do not need this encouragement to protect you. I regret now extremely that I did not recieve ordination before I left the north. A regularly organized church would give stability to our society. 1 think I shall try to prepare the way for this to take place at the very commencement of the next season.
“We feel that we belong to the “Western Unitarian Association."
We sympathize closely with you. You have all contributed to our nurture, and now that we can speak for ourselves, we thank you, and ask your fellowship.
I am deeply interested in the Messenger, and have endeavored to direct the attention of the people to it. I pray you not to think of relinquishing it. I should rather myself devote a month in every year to soliciting subscriptions for it, than see it decline. Wherever I go, trust me I shall do what I can to make it known, which is the best service that can be done for it. I am confident that if our clergy would each exert themselves but a little to gain subscribers, your list might be full."
The following is from a friend in Grayville, Illinois.
“ Enclosed is my annual subscription for the Western Messenger. I intended to have sent it sooner, but circumstances hindered me. I hope however, you will recieve it early enough to add my mite of encouragement to you to persevere in publishing the Messenger; I hope and trust that it will be one among many, ay, even so many as to cause you almost to overlook it. I generally read the Messenger with a great deal of pieasure, but in the last there was a paragraph which gave me much pain; I allude to your statement of the difficulties which at present attend the publication on account of the number of subscriptions failing off. Truly, the soundness of the principles of those who have professed themselves friends' to the cause, are in the present trying times brought to a pretty severe test, many perhaps may shrink from it, but you will gain something in knowing upon what support you may hereafter with certainty calculate. If it should not be such as to enable you to continue the Messenger in its present form, let us have it in one whose cheapness will be commensurate with · circumstances. Let it come in any shape, and however much it may be curtailed as to matter, if it comes imbued with the spirit which has characterised it hitherto, I shall gladly greet its appearance.
The most encouraging no- need not our thanks; but we tices however, are those which should be ungrateful to God, we have received from some did we not offer our thanksgivgentlemen, standing high in ings to Him, for every evidence other denominations, whose that the age of exclusiveness is generous helpfulness is an lion- passing by. May His kingorable evidence of the exist- dom of peace and love speedence of true liberality in every ily prevail through our land. sect of Christendom. They Amen.
Kentucky Historical Society. member of the society. This By an act of the last session of plan however, was rejected. the Legislature, a number of We were sorry for it, for in gentlemen were incorporated the present state of the tem. as a Society under the above perance cause in Louisville, name. The Cabinet and Li- we thought it a good plan. brary are to be kept in Louisville. At a late meeting the Revivals in Louisville. following gentlemen were elec- Most of the societies in this ted officers. Hon. John Row- city have manifested an inan, President.
Hons. Judge creased interest in religion duBibb, and Judge Pirtle, Vice ring the last few months, and Presidents. Wilkins Tanne
many members have been hill, Recording Sec’y. Leon- added to the Presbyterian, ard Bliss, Jr., Corresponding Baptist, and Methodist churchSecretary. George Keats, es. We rejoice in their prosTreasurer. Dr. Ed. Jarvis, perity, and pray that they may Librarian.
give diligence to make their All friends to the objects of calling and election sure. this society, are respectfully invited to send any books, papers, and curiosities connected
Exchange Papers. The with the history of Kentucky, Family Magazine is published which they are willing to loan in New York, every month,
, or give, to the Librarian at in parts of 40 pages, at $1 50
It is one of the Louisville. And the Corres- per annum. ponding Secretary would be cheapest and best works in the
land. The number before us glad to recieve biographical or historical information connect contains twenty-six handsome ed with the achievements of
wood cuts, and articles of ev. the early settlers.
ery variety of useful informa
tion. Those who wish to Temperance Society.-An
procuire an exceedingly enter
taining and instructive work, effort is now making to resuscitate the Louisville Temper- dren of a family, had better
especially adapted for the chilance Society. The pledge send their names to Redfield adopted is the total abstinence & Lindsay, New York.
It was proposed, for the sake of uniting all temperance men in the effort, to have a Southern Rose. - This is a double pledge, one relating to little periodical edited by Mrs. distilled spirits, and the other Gilman, Charleston, S. C. It including all intoxicating li- is composed almost wholly of quors, and allow the person original matter, and of the signing either to become a best sort. Some of Mrs. Gil.