Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 10, 1845, Page 7

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 10, 1845 Page 7
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ally, felt over the whole world. It has increased in strength each succeeding year of its existence; and the report of this, its twentieth anniversary, shows that though lie operations are most extended, still they are, judging from ita past career, but in its in fancy. The Hon. Theodork Fkklinghuvskn presided in the Chair, and the meeting, alter being Cidled to or der, was ojiened by a prayer from Dr. McGre, of Elizabeditown, wtio invoked the divine blessing on the audience and Society, sifter which Moses, read an abstract of rhe Treasurer's rejiort, by which it appeared that the receipts for die year a mouuted to $152,1576 28, and the disbursements amounted to the same sum, out of which had been expended for eotaortage, #23,;Je<2 {41 travelling agents, tf5,;>?W 7o; corresponding secretaries and clerks, $>-7,613.7-1; foreign and pagan lunds appro priations, jjti.UOO; postage, taxes, insurance, ic., #6,270,80. Mi. W. A. Hillock then read an abstract of the pub lishing and foreign departments, shewing that OS new and uaetul publications had been stereotyped, by direc tion of the Society, during the past year. The Society have now published in all, 1176 publications, besides J007 approved for circulation abroad; that there have bce? circulated daring the year, 374,757 volumes, fttWfl, 010 publications, 10^,< J7pages, being an increase of fil ,'i-J6,773 pagos over the preceding year, and making the w hole number of pages circulated in twenty years, l..>44, OA3,7M. The Society have printed during the year, 3(1,000 volumes in German, of one four page tract ItiO.OOO eopios, and of another, ISH.OUO. The committee have sanctioned during the year, 1,099 distinct grants of publications, amounting to X1708.195 page*, ot which 13,1)14,547 havo been distributed by col porteurs and agents among the destitute; and 3,041,-JAO imges havo been delivered to members and directors, ma Ling the total gratuitous issues nearly tweuty-seven mil lion pages, iu value nearly $ IS,000. It. 8. Cook then read the report on domestic opera tion*. of which the following is an abstract: The progress made in reaching the destitute masses of our population, native and foreign, protestant and papal, "liown tlint the most hopeless classes are accessible to tho Gospel. But a catholic organization is indispcusable in gaining the confidence and co-operation of the numer ous evangelical denominations represented in every new settlement; and as affording in its constitution, publica tions and agencies a demonstration of protestant unity, which may silence tho cavils of infidelity and popery. The results of the year are most cheering, and encour age to a still farther enlargement of the Society's home operations. While miscellaneous tract distribution and systematic tract visitation have been prosecuted as vigorously as in former years, and the grants to home mi* iionarics, seamen and boatmen* chaplain's See. ex ceed those of any previous year, the circulation of pub lications by colporteurs and volumo agents has been nearly doubled, mostly in destitute districts never previ ously visited. One hundred and forty-three colporteurs, volume agonts and superintendents of colportage have been engaged in the Society's service during tho whole or a part ol the year, in twenty-four States and Territories, (including Texas) and exclusive of tlioie in the service oi'thc Society at Boston and other auxiliaries ; of whom <1110 hundred and three are still employed. Of the whole number, three colporteurs have been devoted to the Welsh, Irish, and colored population ; 3 to sailors and seamen ; I to the French ; '20 to the Germans, (including converted Romanists,) and 107 chiefly for the destitute native population. Tne total number of families visited exceeds 163,000, with most of whom the colporteurs have hud personal religious conversation or prayer; not far from 47,000 families, who were destitute of all religious books except tho Bible, were each supplied with a book gratuitously, and several thousands with the Bible or Testament by sale or gift. The total circulation of volumes exceeds 374,000, including 24,000 sets of D'Au bigne's History of tho Reformation. Dr. Bef.umku, of Cincinnati, made a motion, that, inas much as this Society constitutes a great part of the evan gelical mon intent w hich God in his mercy has raised up, that the report just road be adopted. Dr. Bacon seconded the motion, and trusted thoy would bo satisfactory in their indications of the present and fu ture usefulness of the Society, and the line of conduct it Lnd laid down for its rule. I?r. Knox, of the Reformed Dutch Church, addressed i!.e meeting, and compared the growth and increase of tuis Society to that of a grain ol mustard seed, which, icing planted in time, gave out many branches, so that the fowls of the air rested in their shadow. The great imluence of tlus Society had reached the greater portion of all the Christian families in this land. It had penetrated into many a hidden abode of misery and wretchedness, and punned many a sink of vice and profligacy. Its in fluence had been felt wherever an American Protestant missionary is stationed. It had brought outof the danger of perdition thousands of souls ; and tens of thousands had been cheered and sanctitied by it on their way to heaven. Christ's Church, through it, had been edified ; and during twenty years it had gone on, year after year, increasing in prosperity and favor with tho people of God, and at this day it has a deep hold on the Christian community, and to Ood we lift up our hearts and commit iu future state. Not unto 11s, but unto hi>n, be all the praise. It is a monument reared in testimony of the fa'-t, that the Evangelical Church, however distinguished by sects, are but one, and an embodiment ol the spirit and temper of the God of love, and an ex emplification of the precept " 'tis good to dwell in unity.'' f -'t our feelings are not altogether tiiose of gladness. Y> ? l.iive expciienced afflictions, and in humble submis sion to the will of God, we deplore tho removal by deuth ol' him who, aj Chairman of the. Executive Committee, has identified himself with tho exertions of this society. 1 iod has taken him from us?wo shall see his face no more?in the midst of his vigorous and zealous efforts he was taken from us, and though all do not carry to the grave tin- uudimmed lustre of a well spent life, still lie did so. l)r. Milnor was associated with every enterprise ol Christian improvement, and a foremost place in the tanks of well-doing was always assigned him by his coin peel's. Ho was a man of nntiring /eta and great industry; witness the vast amount of labor he performed?his own jflstoral labor, his attention to church institutions and others,and various other claims on hit time and attention. When we call to mind his fidelity, piety, purity, and gen tle ncss, you will see why he was so universally regret ted. He (Or. M.) had seen many and illustrious persons laid iu the grave, and from them had received inofliicea Mo impressions; yet when Milnor was buried he felt iuopp than he ever did before, and had it not been sinful, would have almost murmured at his removal from this wicked world, lie had always inculcated pure evangeli cal doctrines, and with these and kindred undiluted truths, it has been the prayerful sincere desire of the Executive committee to have all their publications impregnated, and they have expunged all books that had other doc trines besides those of pure evangelical faith. How far thoy have succeeded, their actions must bear witness to. During the first year of the institution, meetings of the committee wero held weekly, afterwards every fortnight, and the unanimous concurrence of the whole committee was requisite to publish a work; the works that had been altered by them, had chiefly been in wty ol abridgment, and alwayi with a view to usefulooss. The living authors, whose works had been abridged, had always been cousulted previously; and of deceased authors, 11 number of standard works had been adopted, some with alterations and some without, and in all these we have acted in good faith. The society's edition of there w orks all accorded with their principles, a de scription of which was prefixed to each volume, and if it liud boon omitted in any, it was to be regretted. Regard iug D'.Aubigne's History of the Reformation thero was mt<rh doubt and dispute in the committee as to its pub lication ; there were many alterations to be made; yet it wan thought that it was so peculiarly adapted to the wants of the country, that it was altered and tent abroad previous to D'Aubigne's being consulted on the occa sion. lie now was acquainted with the fact, and they might rust assured that his answer to the committee was not that of rebuk;e nor did he think that any of the de ceased authors would rebuke them. Htriciuies on the Jiroccedings of the committee have been spread, but he, n detailing these occurrences, only states the truth, and relies on the judgment of the society. They were always ready to listen to kindly suggestions, and if any better means of managing afl'airs can bo shown, would gladly embrace them: but in the meantime, let the work fo forward?there are thousands upon thousands now in eaven, praising this society, and in the words of Dr. Milnor. he would exclaim, "The hallowed Union must not bob roken." Ha regretted that he had trespassed so long on their time, and would close by submitting the following resolution :? Resolved, That, while the Society recognize with de vout gratitude to (Jod his smiles and protection during the twenty years of its existence, and rejoice to commit its future interests to him, they bow with humble sub mission to the recent dispensation of his providence in the aadden removal of the Rev. Or. Milnor, whose devoted and faithful labors as chairman of the Publishing and (ex ecutive l ommittees, have been identified wrtii the pros perity of the Society from the time of its formation. Which was seconded in an able speech by Mr. John Tappan, of Boston. Jir. Jomss addressed the meeting, and remarked, that ?iter listening with great interest to the previous interest ing it marks delineating so well the character of Dr. Mil Bor. ho 16It sirengthened in his feelings ; he had been re late.I t<? l)r. Milnor twenty years, and might, perhups, ask fortl.o indulgence of retiring to solitude to give vent to his sorrow, Tiut it was better to gird himself up and ad drc^' himself at once to business, adding one more char ade i istic of his deceased friend, one prominent trait, viz : his consistency in his ministerial conduct and public use ftolness; and though he has been called by his Master, he koped his example would still be etl'ei tunl in promoting an evangelical faith. The Kev. gentleman then entoied into r disquisition on the various doctrines of justification; and alter animadverting on Homanisin and touching on the alarming farts ot Infidelity meeting openly, he concluded by calling on all to support this Society?were it to fall, the Sunday School Union would also fall, and the Bible Society would follow and gieat would be the rejoicing among tho ( atholics and Infidels; he also of fered the following resolution :? Resolved, That this Society rejoice in the bond that unites them in the one work of making known Christ and hia salvation. Which was seconded inn short speech by Professor Setnurickcr. After this followed a hymn, in which the whole audi ence took part. Tho Rcr. Nkiu.miaii Ai>*m?, of the Congregational Church, Boston, then submitted the following i evolution : Resolved. That the cheering results of the past year tarnish renewed evidence of tlic adaptation of the Society aa uniting tho efforts of Kvangelical christians el' differ ent names, for conveying a knowledge of Christ.aud him crucified. to the destitute and uegketed masses of our papulation. He said, in the course of his remarks in support of the resolution, that the circulation of tracts, and volumes published by tho Society, had been during the present year nearly double that of preceding years ; and the in crease, be rejoiced to say, had been where it was most needed? among the destitute among those who had been, by the force of circumstances, Miut out from the liaht of gospel truth. There had been this year no e\tra effort made to raise funds ; they had not been loud in their calls on the benevolence of their Christian brethren ; and yet tho treasury of the Society was never in so flourishing a condition. Christians of all denominations ara determined to support this vital charity. No ques tion! are asked hare about doatrinal point*: it is a com o?iplatform, where all may meet to advance the inte rest* of the Saviour's kingdom. Of all kind* of donations, legacies are perhaps the most significant. When a man in the view of eternity, with the awful certainty of having noon to give an uccount of the deeds dono in the body, before the judgment seat, bequeaths to a Society, as an almost last act, an amount of is a most solemn endorsement of the truth and value of the oharitv . From this source our receipts this year have been greatly increased. The intelligent reading of a useful book is an important event iiithe life of every man ; but more especially is that the ease in the early years, ere the char acter is foi-med and the mind matured. How many ministers can look back to the reading of tlic biography of Whitfield, Xinzendoif, and Calvin, as having clianged the whole current of their thoughts, and first pointed them to the ministry. Intelligent men can enter a book store and select for themselves, but the masses do not know what to select, even if they had tho means. We must, therefore, do that for them; tliat is one of the gieat objects of this society, and it becomes us in the present flood of light reading which is inundating the land, to be careful and piaycrfulthatwhat wecast abroad may serve as an antidote, and restoie health to the moral man. The " Pilgrim's Progress" has lieen, through the praiseworthy liberality of one man, translated into the Welsh language. 1 almost envy him his feelings?happy inust hoi be who has sent that invaluable boon to a nation of his fellow man. All Christians love to bo useful, and that is one great reason why this society is so delightful to them, for it affords to all opportunities of doing good by distributing, be. its publications. I never expect to see a theoretic union of Christians; all attempts to bring the different de nominations together, even when under the iufiuence of revivals, a time when all unploasant feelings are at least stilled, have proven signal failures; but give them some thing to do, and they will love each other as they have never loved before. You cannot icpress the feeling of benevolent entcrprize which animates Christians: they must be doiug, and therefore give us that which will ren der such enterprise successful. He thenw ent into a defence of the colporteur system, of which he heartily approved. There was one thing which he wished to notice : The publication committee had not made this a literal ) socie ty by publishing books about animals, reptiles, he.? gratifying a taste for natural historv, but hail issued those books only which were calculated to promote piety and direst tha erring soul to Heaven. Mr. Adams tlien exhi bited the chair on which tho Dairyman's Daughter, Kli zabeth Waldron sat during her illness, and said that he felt a soWinn awe take possession of his mind when he reflected that Leigh Richmond had stood by that chair, and had placed his hands upon it; and he called on the Society to publish just sucn books as those who sit in such chairs want. (Great applause.) The Kev. Bmiow Stow, of the Baptist Church, of Bos ton, then moved the following resolution : Resolved, That in tho results already accomplished through the agency ofthis society in our own and foreign I lands, there is encouragement to prosecute its labors upon the most extended scale. He Raid in support of the resolution, that many other societies had tollered and fallen, but this founded on truth, lovo and charity,?the greatest of which is charitv, had lived through every difficulty, and lie had no doulit would continue to live till time shall be no more. He then went into a defencefof the colporteur system, ond narrated several interesting anecdotes, illustrative of the pfood which has resulted from their labors. It was a mistaken idea to suppose that because men labor for ;f>lf)0 to $250 dollars per annum they are devoid of intelligence. Some of the colperteurs, lie said possessed a pow er of preaching and explaining the word of (jod, not by '.critical exigisis, but in a common-sense way, with w'onderful ertect. Millions arc coming to this country in the depths of moral darkness, and the best means in our power to dispel the clouds of ignorance, is by circulating among them the tracts of the Society. To show w hat one tract will ef | feet, Mr. Stow related an anecdote of a christian Karen, who, when almost in the agonies of dissolution, and just able toarticulnte, asked his atteudant to bring him that tract, and finding the word he wanted, put it to his lips; he scarcely had done so, when the blood left his cheeks, and his heart ceased to beat; thoy took the book and the word was Jesus. This poor Karen had never seen a mis sionary, had no other books of our religion, buUnch was the power of the Holy Spirit, that this one, wandering by mere chance into a barbarous country, 300 miles from a missionary station, was the meuns of bringing this hea then from darkness into marvellous light. The resolution was seconded by the Rev. Levi Spai'!. missionary from <'eylon. Mr. S. proceeded to state that there was an improssion prevalent, that the presses connected with the missions, were' inimical to the cause, inasmuch as they interfered with the personal labors of the missionaries; he jp/ocedod to rectify the mistake, and stated that one newspaper for ten millions of people, a dictionary, and some primary w oiks, were all the results of between JO and 30 years of the combined labor of the missionaries of Ceylon in the printing de partment. After some further remarks from Mr. Spaul ding, the president put the resolutions, and they were carried. The Rev. Proffbhoh Don, of the Fresbyterian church, Princeton, N. J., then moved tl?e following resolution. Resolved, That tUe perional efforts of pious men from house to house to win souls to Christ, is au authorized and effective means of honoring and promoting the Gospel. Professor Don after some eloquent remarks in support of his resolution, advertad to the colporteur system. He said that the coming of men, who labored without monoy and without price, among those who feared not God, as the messenger of the glad tidings of the Gospel of I'eace, must have a delightful effect?they would exhibit such sell-denying devotion to the causo of religion as would pioduce"even in the most hardened mind a conviction ot tho truth of the doctrinu they taught. God speed the good work. Dr. Johns, who has addressed you this afternoon, and myself, were twenty years ago candidates for the ministry in the Presbyterian Church. 1 met him yesterday for the first time since then. %Ve have pursued different courses, and I am happy that now no both meet here on this platform to udvocatc the same great charity. The Rev. Mr. Die an, missionary from China, seconded the resolution. He sniil that in China there were twelve or thirteen native Christian preachers, ail engaged in circulating the publications of the society. One of them visited an island.near Hong Kong, and after spending three or four days in preaching and distributing tracts, asked the inhabitants upon lean'ng if thoy believed what he had told them ? Yes. said they, we believe in our tracts. And to prove that they spoke the truth, they brought their idols for him to destroy. Mr. Dean then introduced to the audience a Chinese dressed in his native costume, member of the Hong Kong Christian Church, who addressed the meeting in his native lan guage. Mr. Dean acted as interpreter. He feels very happy to meet so many good people and dear fathers in God here, and wishes them all much happiness ; he has listened to the remarks to-day, but he does not under stand them, they are not in nis language. He now ad dresses you in his language, which you do not under stand, but he knows you talk about the great God, nnd he is well pleased. His miud is ten parts nappy, and he feels half persuaded that he is in heaven. Mr. Kain then spoke, and made some statements in regard to the affair* of the colporteurs. He was fol lowed by The Rev. Jor.i. Pahkrr, of Philadelphia, who moved the following resolution ;? Resolved, That the success of the Society's labors among German, French and Irish Romnnists,rebukes the unbelief that despairs of their conversion under the pow er of the Holy Spirit, and encourages kind and prayerful efforts to win them to Christ, by making known to Uiem a spiritual religion. Mr. Parkkr proceeded to state that he was glad he was seleted to propose this resolution, for ho took a deep interest in the Society's efforts to disseminate the truth among Romanists. He stated, as reasons why we may expect to succeed. First?We are at home anil thoy are abroad?it is said that every cock fights best on its own dung-hill?this, although a homely comparison, was ap plicable to us in this case, Second?We have the ?um bers with us ten to one; we do not wish to use force, for this is a war of opinion, but if anything of the kind is at tempted they will suffer most. Third?We have the ben efit of position in society. Romanists in this country are hewers of wood and drawers of water?they dig canals, ditches, lie., honorable enough it is true, but not eleva ted. Fourth?The secular press is I'rotostant in its char acter; the editors arc men of intelligence, and havo a great and deserved influence; they manifest a desire to spread religious intelligence umong the people, and in that and other ways they are of more service to the cause of religion and morality than many are aware. Fifth ? We are in the right and they are in the wrong. Mr. Par ker went on to say, that so far as he was concerned, the "Catholic" clergy and laity had exhibited the most friend ly feelings, and that if we wish to effect a great perma nent good, we must act in a conciliating Catholic spirit. Dr. KuwARrs then offered a resolution for the election of officers, which was unanimously carried. After sing ing the Doxology, in wliich the Reporter participated, an>l the benediction, which was pronounced by Dr. Bee cher, of Cincinnati, the members of the Board retired to transact business, and the audicnce, apparently high ly gratified with their afternoon's entertainment, retired. Sixth Anniversary Meeting of the Foreign Evangelical Society, In Or. Hutton's Church, Wnnhlngton Square. On Tuesday evening, this elegant church was fill ed to overflowing, and with nn highly respectable audience. The pulpit was occupied by several cler gymen and distinguished persons, among whom we noticed Mr. Frelinghuysen, Drs. Baird and Hution. Previous to the serv ices of the evening, the choir performed a beautiful piece of music, when the Kev. Dr. Hutton opened the meeting with prayer. The Rev. Dr. Baird gave an abstract of the an nual report. He represented the society as in a most flourishing condition, far more so than previ ously; more money having been received, and the services having become more extensive. The do ings of the committee for the past year were stated. The great field of labor had been the Papal coun tries, and particularly France, Belgium and Italy. Fifty thousand francs, nearly #10,000, for this sub ject, and large remittances, had been made to Gene va. Nine student", natives of the country, had also been educated abroad, and more talent was daily being brought into the work. Even to St. Peters burgh, Moscow, Stockholm, Hamburg, and in all northern Europe, aid had been extended by send ing colporteurs. Everything, indeed, wore an encouraging aspect. That society h;td been but 6 years in existence, and at this time there were 100 persons laboring for the good of the cause. Many had been converted from Roman Catholicism, and if a spirit of kindness was persevered in, many more would be brought. Pur ing the past year $aQ00 had been received from Pa pal countries. In England great interest was felt in sending the gospel into Catholic countries, and the great work was going on everywhere. The total amount of receipts, including the Canada mifMon, was #18,714 74; expenditure, about $17,000; l<-nv- j ing h balance in hand of about $1,244. Rev. \lr. Wilkm, of Montreal, wai then Introduced to the meeting, and said :?It is not my intention to moke a speech, as only fifteen minutes is allowed to each speak er, therefore I ahull confine myself to a series ol which other aliler speakers could make more of. The Rev. gentleman then took a review of the state of Canada and its inhabitants, and said, that not one in twenty could j read ; women could do so to a greater extent than the ; men, and they not one in ten. The state of agriculture was a century behind the age, and what was the cause ol all thi* ignorance and evil I it could be traced to Popery and its doctrine*. He then proceeded to review the his tory of this colony, dwelling particularly on the conduct of the Jesuits in that country, showing that the governing power was entirely in the hand* of the Catholic clergy.? lie then went on to describe the inhabitants, and said they wore a century behind the intelligent European*. During the last century, great endeavors had been made by the church of Rome to recover the power which was fast falling from their hands. The great wealth of the monas tery of Montreal wm.used for this purpose,and proceeded to show how this had been done, by having under their control upwards of 1500 boys, educated by a lay order,of Jesuits. Tho gentleman then proceeded to read a number of extracts, showing how they boasted of their endeav ors, in language only to be equalled by the most flowery figure of apeecdi ot the Kast. These measures have led to a degree of enthusiasm among the residents, anil some prosecution against the missionaries. The gentleman then proceeded to show how this was done ; that there was now engugod in this good work 11 persons, from France and Switzerland, four of whom had been Roman Catholics. There were lour stations, in which there aro 93 persons who were formerly catholics. They had an institution lor the education ot youth on a farm, where they were educated for colporteurs, or such other pur pose as would tend to make them more useful. It was their intention to increase the accommodation of this es tablishment, for which they had already received consi derable sums from their supporters in Canada and England, and one day might t.oek the assistance of the generous and intelligent Americans. Tho gentleman, in conclusion, moved that the reports of the Secretary and Treasurer be received and printed under their direction. The Rev. Dr. Monaison, of Baltimore, was much pleased with the gentleman who addressed the house in the short speech, and in his address to the hoUsc on this occasion he was only limited to eight minutes, he would endeavor to say something to the purpose during the briel period that was allowed to him. It had been said that it would bo better to let the Romans alone, but there were many good Protestants who did not heed this. There were, in a neighborhood which he knew, a rule among the catholics that was carried into effect of levying a line of five dollars if they were known or even seen in a Protestant church; fur ther, that where a Roman Catholic had married a Protes tant lemale,unless he converted her to that churchwithin twelve months, he was still more heavily fined; notwith standing all this, the fact was that there were more con verted from Catholicism to Protestantism, than other wise; and much of these conversions wore owing to the idolatry ol the Roman Catholic church, which opened the eyes of Hie more sensible to the folly of the church. He then proceeded to contrast the reformers of Germany of the present day with I.uther, Calvin, and others. The King of Prussia had taken a great iaterest in tho present movement in that country, which he hoped would be ex tended throughout the world. He then recommended tho sending of one of their body to that country for the pro motion of the objects of the Society. It was now their duty to assist their (ierman brethren, and send out to them as a good old lady once said, " More coal heavers, for she said that coal porters and coal heavers were ono and the same thing." (I.aughter.) Rev. Mr. Thompson, of Philadelphia, said, that speeches had been a great drawback to their proceeding, and it ap peared to liim that short speeches were likely to have the same ill effect; although he was not limited to fifteen or eight minutes, he was ouly permitted to speak live, with an intimation that one minute would be much more pleasing. (Laughter.) Tho gentleman proceeded to debate on the nature and objects of the "Foreign Evange lical Society,"and showed that manycountries who were nominally Christian, much needed tlieir assistance?they required as much assistance and light as the heathen who never heard of Christ, whose command it was to go into every part of the w orld and preach the word. It whs not their object to send missionaries to them ; but to raise such from among themselves. They were dobtors to the Greek and barbarian?the heathen and the nominal Christian. It was their duty to supply them with the Word of Life. They should be treated like the prodigal son, ami give them welcomc. It was also expedient as tho pathway to con<iuor the world. Ho then recommen ded renewed exertions, to make the Society staud No. 1 in the great work. The Rev. Dr. Beecher. of Boston, then moved a reso lution ol thanks for their endeavors; pointing out where their exertions had been most useful. lie said he would confine himself to one great principle?that was for Pro testants to become holier themselves ; and said thut it was their duty to look u^ion Catholics as the groat means of making the world holier; that unless they used prayer for their conversion, their energy would never he sufflci eut for the object they had in view. The great fault in their endeavors was tliat a sufficient distinction was not made between Roman Catholics and the Uoman Catholic system. It appeared as if thoy forgot that Luther, Cal vin, Melancthon and others were Uoman Catholics. It was in the cloisters of the Uoman Catholic church that the glorious reformation was nursed, if there was a de sire to kill a crocodile, you would nut strike the scales on his back, but aim at the vulnerable part of the belly, but if yow attack the Uoman Catholics you arc striking the scales on the back, but if you attack the system you would then get at the vulnerable part, and this could not be done better than by the colporteur system. Great as the wrongs of the lloman church had been to the hu man race, unless the Protestants had an unforgiving spi rit, they would never succeed?for success depends on tlieir love to their fellow men. The third point was, that they should exert themselves divested of all ill feel ing, merely for the love of souls. Finally, in taking this course we follow the providence of God ; for if we only looked around, the greatest good that ever had been done was jierformed by members of the ltoman Church. There had been one great fault, tliey had not prayed for the re generation of the ltoman Catholics ; and to do this ef ficiently they must be holier themselves. The ltcv. Mr. .McKirk, of Boston, then addressed the meeting. He said that all had but one spirit to contend against?error and sin. It little mattered what men's po litical feelings were, it would be of little consequence fifty years hence ; but not so in this matter : it depended upon their endeavors to spread God's holy word, and abiding by his precepts; according as they supported and promoted the great work, so would their names be in the book of liie. He almost regretted there were such, things as speeches to be made at all on these occasions, only that this good would arise from it, that from the irdki wings of the press, by the following day would these words go forth. The gentleman then proceeded to say, that revivals, such as this meeting, was the only way of obtaining their object. It was by prayer that thou sands ol Luthers could be raised to put down Po pery and all its false lights. Tlio Holy Spirit, can and will raise from the sanctuaries of that Church such men. This can be only obtained by prayor in our own closets. There was another obvious means by which this great object could bo maintained. The Uoman Catholics themselves needed revivals. It was a well known fact, that in all ltoman Catholic countries, the upper classes were the most unscrupulous infidels ; the middle classes were sceptics ; while the lower weic both sincere and superstitious. The fact was that the Uoman Catholic religion had done little or nothing to remove the mass from paganism ; and it was only by opening the ey es of its supporters to this fact could they succeed. The people pf Uomc do not get the spirit of the gospel, but the neutralizing power of the Church of Uome. They cannot see Christ, by the great glare that was thrown around them by the Pope on liis throne and his ministers. In conclusion, he observed, the anxiety of the French people for a knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ. In Irt.iO tho cry was, "La Libtrtie! La Libtrtie I" It was true, they got civil liberty, but, alas ! did not succced in getting religious liberty. Such was the anxietv for religious liberty in that country, that it was said that M. Thiers was about to lead the movement for that purpose. This was the way in which the sub ject was taken up in France, and he prayed God to pros per it. A piece of music, was then given by the choir, a brief prayer made, and the meeting broke up shortly after 10 o'clock. National Reform Convention at Croton Hall. Second Day?May 6. The Convention met pursuant to adjournment at 2 P. M., and after some desultory conversation among the sages, Mr. Hyckman, the representative of the working men of New England, submitted some resolutions, expressing the concurrence of (lie Con vention in the resolutions of the Lowell Convention in favor of an Industrial Congress; and declaring that the way is discovered, the hour almost arrived, and the {mail living, who, as the exponent of the senti ment of the American people, shull eradicate the principles of monopoly, force and fraud, from all our l>oliticul institutions, and establish them upon the eternal foundation of truth and justice ; and pledg ing the allegiance of the working men to the proposed Industrial Congress, provided the constitution, U|>on which it shall be organized, be universal in its phi lanthropy, christian in its morality, and democratic in its policy. After some remarks from Mr. Ryck man in support of the resolutions, the Convention ad journed, to meet m the evening at liali past 7 o clock. The Convention met Accordingly, and the resolu tions reported by Mr. Godwin yesterday, after Home delmte, were adopted. Mr. Bovay thou offered a resolution stating in effect tliat as National Reformer*, tliey would use tlu> principal agent of the State, tlio biilloi box, a* a means of effecting elevation and progress. Mr. Bovay said that the Nationtu Heforni Association was political in it? ehaiactor, and in order that this association may co-operate with others, it must resort to the ballot box. Many hero do not under stand this matter. n? they did; they considered political action essential in all political retorms that men must rail) round a measure which they consider fundamental ?such a measurn is freedom ot the public lands, and they can only effect their object through the ballot box ; anil it was in order to see who entertained with them the?e views ho had offered the resolution. The soil was originally posseted in common by all men, anil wn con sider the monopoly of land, which at present exists, as the occasion ol all slavery feudal, barbarous, and mon eyed. 'I'his state O ftliings can only lie remedied by the occupation of the land; as was intended by the great or iginatnr; nnd if that was accomplished, crime, ignorance, and all that stains the annals of the world, will be the legend of a by-gone day?in short, there will be a heaven below. There was something, he said, beautiful .and harmonious in the plans

of the Association which commended it to all men; and if all who desired reform would only assist in r.ury ing them out, the association would appreciate and reci procate; but it they would not, then they could have no further fellowship with them. Mr. Kyckma* said that he considered political action as the highest and noblest means on earth to achieve a result, anil in New England they would use it a:i wisely at they could?but, if the gentleman expects all to act with litst association, exclusive of tlieir own peculiar views of reform, he would be disappointed. Mr. Bova* expressed himself dissatisfied with the gen tleman's remarks, and In: would ask Bit' New hnglaniier* that il they considered the fieedom ol the public lam) as an important principle, they would carry it to the ballot bos. -as for him he considered it as the great political question of tTtis country. Mr. live kman held the truth to be self-evident, that no intelligent man will refuse to vote, and vote foi this plan. Mr. Bhishamk, the apostle of Fourierism, was then in troduced by the President, and spoke nearly as follow* : This is a ( onvention called to raise the Working classes, who now claim a ? ha nee beneath (iod's sun to assert their inherent dignity. When a movement is commenced it behoves men to know of what they are talking, to un derstand fully the nature of their grievances,and seek for an intelligent mode of reform. What do the laboring classes want .' They want justice eternal, everlasting justice, and nothing else. They desiie happiness anil in telligence, to emerge from their present degraded state to the position which Ood has destined they should oc cupy. What is the error we have to strike down f Kalse politics and one sided legislation, thatjit is , and that jack all, the law , the minister of the error, which is crush ing the toiling millions. (Cheers.) With hellish im piety the myrmidons of this evil call on Ood to bless and sanctify ?the pale faced hypocrites?the very means which tbey use to knead down the blood and bones of their fellow-men. There are in the United States, two thousand presses, controlled by commerce, politics, and the law, w hich have but one object and aim?to deceive the million : and it is no wonder that the working men are so blinded to their own good, when they receive as gospel, day after day, the doctrines and assertions of their bitterest enemies. Theie is another thing which the toiling masses have to contend with : it is the com mercial and industrial feudalism which is forming, and which will absorb all things?the soil, the w orkshops, and oven the implements ol industry. We see this state of things making rapid strides in Kngland, whete the mechanic works from fourteen to sixteen hours a day, locked tip in a room where even the windows are closed, that the light of day mav not enter. In Lowell we see it, where six thousand girls, the daughters of freemen, are sweating out their lives, that a few rich, pious Boston gentlemen may amass fortunes. We see in all this a leudnlism like that ot the <lark ages, wealth is me gou of our day, and its acquisition the chief end of life. All are striving for it; and in tho struggle, society is torn and convulsed?sellish, narrow, and fiendish feelings en gendered?for the motto of all is, "The devil take the hindmostand, instead of a heavenly harmony, making it " a luxury to be"?jarrring discord sows disunion and misery into tlie hearts of all. Now, what is to be done? We must organize to stop the progress of this feudalism, and that is the only true method. Again, free com]>eti tion, or false and envious rivalry, is another gieat ob stacle of social and political advancement. It separates the laboring classes from each other, sets trade against trade, and paves the way for tho utter subversion of every kindly and benevolent feeling. It arrays the fam ished artisan of one land against tho starving operative of another?it prolongs tho hours of labor?it cuts down the price of industrial proddcts, and w ill bring the working man of our own country to the level of the Kuropeau serf. Monopolized machinery, a terrible engine of op pression, is yet another impediment to progiess. It wars with the fearful energy of iron and brass with the bones and sinews of laboring men. The present false and outrageous systom of commerce is the blood suckor of industry. (Cheers.) The merchants are noth ing more or leas tnan the vampires extracting from the producing classes at least one half of the products ol their labor. Commerce also adulterates the articles ol consumption?poisons them as they pass through her hands, and by the force of monopoly creates at will plen ty or scarcitj in the land. The scourges of the world in our day are not kings and priests, as in the olden time, but tho merchant and the broker. Tho fourth great prin ciple with which we have to contend is the divorce of la bor and capital, they are twin brothers and should be uni ted. Capital is only the accumulated products of past labor, and the labor of the past and present should bo brought into co-operation. This unnatural divorce pro duces. like other ovil principles, hatred and sorrow in society, but what docs the capitalist care so long as he accumulates the almighty dollar. He will lay deliberate plans to murder his fellow beings with Lingei ing tortures, by building dungeons, types of the christian's hell, where every foul disease is engendered, for them to work in?where life is ground out of humanity, amidst the jar and crash of machinery. And while the* capitalist live* in a luxurious palace, with everything about him that can satisfy the most fastidious taste, the poor operative crawls to his unhealthy hovel, alter a hard day's work, to rest for a few hours his aching head, with nothing to console him or bid him take heart. To him life is a weary oad; and were it not for his pale, sickly wife, and puny, half famished progeny, he would long to be where the wicked cease trom troubling, and the weary are at rest But there is still another great principle which rears its evil front between the working classes and their redemption?it is rlass legislation. Legislation is in tiie hands of a priviliged tow, the merchant, the politi cian and the lawyer; and they combined.} control almost every piess in the United States. The law yers?quibbling, narrow-minded lawyers, are all that is bad. (Tremendous cheering.) And so much the slaves of precedent arc they, that they carry out hell, because the Constitution says so. We must take out oi their hands the legislation ol the country, and put it into the hands of productive industry. (Cheers.) The Bos ton I'harisoes make tlieir hands work 14 hours a day; and after exacting this, go to church and bloss (fod the\ are not as other men. A savage, in the .American wil derness, ferocious as he appears, would not do it (Cheers.) When I was in Lowell, and s.iw the pale, sorrowful girl, hending wearily over her task, I thought I would rather fro to the hell the christians tell of, than work there. All of what are called the greai men of the country?Clay, ? Webster, C'aliioun, Van Buren, &c.?support these iniquitous principles, ami the multitude bow down to the might of their intellect Now, what have we to oppose to these evil principles We must oppose to false competition and envious rivalrj co-operation and combination among the working elat - es. Without this, there is no uuion?no brotherhood among the laboring many. The next great principle which we must array against the progress of error, i* union of labor and capital, and the possession of tin soil and machinery by the working classes. If they are not the masters of it, they must bo its slaves. If laboi and capital is united, the industrial class can fix the hours of labor, and demand for it a remunerating price but if they are not united, then, the working men must be prepared to submit to a tyranny which is more des potic and cruel in its nature than that of the dark ages The third important principle which should be inculcated in the mind of the working classes, is equal chances tor all?for moral,social and intellectual improvemeutjand the next two cardinal doci inesare the rights to labor and to the soil; these are the fundamental rigtits, because they are the rights of existence. (Cheers.) (Jod made the world, and all that is therein, and no man or set of men, has a right to monopolize it; and for men to say and preach thni they have a rights to hold property is a mo*t giganti fraud, and it is that which has reduced the working classe to serfdom. The tilth and last great principle is the right #f legislation based u|K>nthe interests of production. The present politics of this country must be destroyed, and we must rear upon its ruins a beautiful superstructure of true just and wise legislation. (Cheers.) The question now j arises?how can we carry out our objects' The ballot i box is a primary means,' and then we roust establish presses, the press of this country is almost omnipotent. J and we must endeavor to securo such an influence in it as wlil enable us to disseminate effectively our principles I The sphere of agriculture, commerce, and manufactures, are open to us, and we can do much to advance out cause if we use them judiciously to that end. The exist- | Ing system of politics is the great prostitute of the 19th century. My soul is sick with the eternal whine and I cant ot every day politicians, and if you wish to succeed in your endeavors, you must first of all cut loose from them, and establish lor yourselves an industrial Congress (Tremendous applause.) This Congress will have lor itt object tlie good of all, the chusc of universal justice, i will also serve as a head, a rallying for the laboring classes. It will,in a word, be the living law of the masses Mr. Brisbane then advised an adjournment of all ques tions for the disposition of the Industrial Congress when assembled, which would reconcile all differences, and harmonize all discordant views. In Kurope Hie working classes are doing much ; in France Lamartine, the head of the French chamber of De puties, is striving for them with might; while the be nevolent ami eloquent Kugene Sue, is, by his works, spreading both the knowledge of the evils under which the masses groan, and the means of cure. Mr. Brisbane theu advaneod some suggestions, strongly favoring ol his favorite hobby, Fouriorism, for the salvation of man kind; but as these suggestions had little reference to {he business for which the convention met, they were not recoived with much favor. A* Mr. Brisbane" intimated in the course of the evening, he is altogether too much of a theorist, and although many of his projects may sound very well, and appear pretty on paper, yet so long as man remains the animal he is, it w ill no found rather difficult to carry them into effect. The < (invention ad journed to meet to-morrow evening, at 7J o'clock, when Mr. ('banning w ill address the Convention, and a plan foi an Industrial Congress will be submitted. Fourier Convention. This Convention was held last Thursday at the Minerva Rooms, Broadway, which, when contrast ed with the affair of In^t year, held at Clinton Hall, amid all the "pomp and circumstance" attendant upon the fanatical excitement that prevailed amongst the Fourierites, or Socialists, so-called, who thronged that Ilall during the six days of meeting held in May last, presented a saddened state of de generacy amongst the disciples of the distinguished founder of the sect. The place of meeting was se lected, doubtless, from the classic associations that attach to the celebrated goddess, whose nnme it bears. Minerva sprang from tin- brain of Jupiter, fully untied and equipped tor war; and Fourierism sprang from the lirain, no matter whether of Horace Grfeeley, or Brisbane, or I'.irk Godwin, or Robert Owen, but, on witnessing the meeting of last even ing, we weiv led to exclaim. 111 the words of the poet?"Oh! what a foiling ofl was there." At eight o'clock, there was a thin attendance, most of whom consisted of fair spectator*, whose faces were fami liar to those who had attended the Bible meeting held at the Tabernacle in the early part of the dav, and, we may say, all the anniversaries of the week. Amongst them wore a partial spi inkling of the coarser ?ox, many of whom had evidently attended, more upon the lad ion, than through any degree of interest in the ob jects of the meeting. The meeting was organized by a Mr. I.. W. H\< kman, who explained the object of the convention, and took a ' cursory view of ttie Fourierite doctrine, and the Im-1 proved condition of Brook Farm* He concluded his re mark* by catling on tho friend* of "universal unity," to come torn ai d and aid them in their struggles for (lie universnl regeneration of mankind. llviicr. Oikki.ev next came forward, and after giving a lucid exposition ot the origin, doctrine, and designs nt Socialism, went on to say that the experiment at Brook Farm had been so successful, that it needed nothing to be said in advocacy of the system, the object* of which ein ' braced the must enlarged ami comprehensive philan tliropy. Mr. <i. after ottering some leularks in advocacy of the general principles of socialism, and culling on their friends to subscribe for its advancement, was fol lowed by Mr. I thh Ouuwin, u ho travelled over the same ground, ami went on to say that there was a wide field lor the exercise of the benevolent objccts of socialism alone in the city of New k ork. where there was no less than 10,000 ! women of ill-fame, as bail been ascertained 1 by statistics introduced at several of the present anniver- 1 sarins. The degeneracy of the age in w hich we lived, produced such a state of things, and the} ought to make every eifort to regenerate the condition of unfortunate females of this city. The meeting was subsequently addressed by Messrs. Bhikrank,, and others, when the meeting separated. Second Anniversary of Hie American JPro (ritlant Society at tlie lUformed Dutch | Church* The meeting was opened by prayer by the Rev. j Mr. Spaulding, Missionary from India, after which j the Treasurer's rei>ort for the year ending April 31,1 1845, was read, by which it api>eared the expenses for salaries, publishing tracts,&c.,was $672ti 52; cash on hand and received during the year $$(>721 OS. An abstract of the annual rejiort was read by the Rev. Mr. Morton, Corresponding Secretary. The report j says:?With regard toone great object of the Aine- ; rican Protestant Society, viz: the conversion of the j papal population of our country, the expectation of the Protestant Church is neither high nor extrava-1 gant. The report will show, however, that the el"- 1 forts of this society, during the past year, have not been unproductive. In the spirit of humble depen dence we can this day erect our Ebenezer, ana in truthfulness can say, " hitherto the Lord hath helped ua." We are persuaded we utter the deep convic tions of the best minds in our country, when we say that the question whether Romanism will be ascendant here?whether in its insidious influence it will ultimately subvert the freedom?corrupt the purity of our institutions.'is the great question for this nation to consider. The Society would recog nize, with the most firatH'ul feelings, the agency of God in raising up men for this work. How loudly does the zeal of the Romanists rebuke the slothfullness of the Protestant*?but we can stute to tlie churches that all the Missionaries and Colporteurs of this so ciety have either hceu raised in the Komnn Church, or educated for the Roman Priesthood, or intimately acquainted with the system of Popery from their childhood. Portuguese testaments and tracts have hceu I published and disseminated among them. We are aware that the faith of vast numbers of the Christian Church is very weak respecting the conversion of Romanists. Kor ages thoy have beta eviewed as hopelessly doomed to perdition,hut our prayers and efforts shall ever be diiect eri lor this end. Rev. Mr. Oridlrv, of Vermont, offered a resolution that the report should be published by the executive commit tee and said?1 have had some practical knowledge of the colporteurs in Vermont, where there are large numbers of Catholic French emigrants from Canada, exceedingly ignorant?in fact who cannot read, but who are willing to send their children to school?but the adults cannot un derstand our preaching. A colporteur commissioned by your society came among us and went to work in Montpelier. I had but little laith that he could gain ac cess to the people. I told them, however, that I had a priest stopping with me. The people asked me if lie was a Catholic, priest. I told them he was a good Catholic? but not a Catholic priest. They did not appearlo under stand me?nor did I wish them to at first. The colporteur however, made his way among them and they received him and the (Jospel like children.and 1 was struck bythis fact,that these people would send for him to visit their fa milies, and it seems to me he is doing a great work. 1 be came more and more interested in the man and in the work he was doing. Rev. Mr. Dowi.i.nt., of New York, offered a resolution, that the arrogant claims of the Catholic Cliurch for the possession ol this country, demands the attention of Pro testants ; and remarked, that there seemed to be an idea that Popery was not now what it l'ormerlv was ; that the Popery of the nineteenth century is not like the Popery ol the days of Gregory and the Innocents. But this is altogethera mistake. 1 can show, from distinguished Catholic priests, that the Church is and has been always the same. Now, what are the doctrines of Romanism ' I reply, in the first place, Popery is an enemy, an open and avowed enemy, ot free institutions?-of the press?of the right to print what we choose,amenable only to the civil law for the abuse of that right. A decree was passed by Pope Hextus the Fourth, and also by Alexauder the Sixth forbidding the publishing of books without submitting them to the censorship of the'Church. The Council o Lateren also passed a law that no book should be pub lished at Rome hereafter until it was submitted to tin examination of the Church, under penalty of fino and im prisonment. Popery is also an unchanging enemy t< reading of the Bible in the vulgar tongue. The rules o the Index were, that, " inasmuch as it is evident that th< Bible in the vulgar tongue is productive of more injur) than benefit, therefore it is prohibited, unless previously submitted to the Bishops." &<\ And if Popery were th? law in this country, it would be the same here. They dar< not let the people drink the pure milk of the word Popery is the unchanging enemy of freedom of opinion even forbidding man to think what he pleases. Even ii. the solitude of a closet or n dungeon.he is forbid, Gregory IV. says " From that polluted fountain of indifference flows that absurd and erro.icous doctrine, or rather rav ing, in favor of liberty of conscience, for which most pestilential error, the course is opened by that entire and wild liberty of opinion which is everywhere attempt ing the overthrow of civil nnd religions institutions ; hence in a word arises tliut pest of all others to be dread ed, in a state of unbridled liberty of opinion." Pope Pius eclared without the pale ol the Catholic Church, there was no salvation. The Council of Trent branded all heretics, and after praying for the most holy Pope and Kmperor, declared anathemas on the heads of heretics, ami the Cardinals lifting up their voicosjciied anathema, anathema. Bishop J a n t: j oflered the following resolution Resolved, That the state of the papal population in this country, should awaken the sympathy and prayers ol the entire Protestant church, the onlj hope of then conversion being the dissemination of divine truth, and I outpouring ol the spirit of God. | lie said, I have the utmost confidence in the Holy Bible; it is more powerful than Popes; truer than tradi tions; more orthodox than creeds; and being the word of God, let the jieople have it. I was recently affected by hearing an anecdote of Dr. Backus. As he lay on his death bed, he heard his physician say lie could not sur vive more tliun an hour, "then let me," said he, "be ta ke* from my bed, and pray for the salvation of the world." Oh. let me die as he did. The Roman church is an enemy to this land, but let us pray for our enemies. "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."? Disseminate the Bible, and pray for the influence of the holy spirit, and we shall sec the completion of those ho]>cs which wc are putting forth our efforts to achieve. American Temperance Union. The meeting of this Union last Thursday, in the Tabernacle, was attended hy a crowded audience, and the universal feeling of the evening, betokened that though the noisier advocates of temperance, who, by their injudicious method of action, have rather retarded than forwarded the movement; that though they are now no longer heard, still a deep feeling on the subject has taken root in the hearts ot those who are most feelingly interested for the sake of the rising generation, in advancing the noble doc trines advocated by this Union, and the pleasing ! fact, that the heads of families, and those who move in the class of society that the societies have always aimed at reaching, were fully represented in the au dience. The exercises, according to the programme, commenced with music, by the North Carolina band, in good style, alter which Dr. Bkkchcr, of Cincinnati, gave a most eloquent prayer, which was followed by Hev. John Marsh, Corresponding Secretary, who read the abstract of the annual report of the society, which showed a most cheering prospect for the onward movement of the cause, lie commend ed, highly, the fact, that Mr. l'olk, in his journey to Washington, set the example ot total abstinence from all species of intoxicating drinks. H<- was that, even out of the political feelings of both par ties. had grown up a wish to obtain a character for rot 11 abstinence ; nn<l during the late election it had been clearly shown. The results ol the temperance movement bad been mighty. The seamen had taken ?rreti( part in the cause, in Europe; also, it had spread in Knuland;five and-a-half per cent of her im mense population had joined the ranks, and of them 100.1100 were reformed men. and the decrease in the manufacture of the poison had been in proportion to the increase of the population. In Ireland ii had be come a settled habit, ami tliry numbered live millions of teototallers, anil out of them one in live hundred had not backslidcn : in all quarter* of the globe the move ment hail upreaa,but the) called on the Church to come to their aid. They hud inuch security in the juvenile movement, and though monil suasion had done mueh, unfortunately consciences of men will be hushed whan the license can bo bought for $10, and a (lord them means of making money out of the traffic. This union contend* against the printing of licenses iu toto. One State has refused, and though the Legislature of this Stale has al?o agreed to stop the traffic, but unfortunately the Senate was too democratic to accede to it. The rum aristocracy had defeated the movement, but we must not rest 'till the curse is removed. The report embodied some other re marks, and a resolution wu passed recommending its publication. Mr. Pom mai, of Albany, next addressed the meeting, lie related a most appropriate fublo regarding the neces sity of destroying drunkenness in the shell . he com mented on the various degrading effects of this \ ice. and relatedfhow common a one it Was in former days. He re proliate<l)thc oh! pledge, and went for total abstinence. He was followed by music, from the North Carolina hand, who performed the Marseilles Hymn in splendid style, and Rev. Mr. Tmommos followed, by offering this resolu tion :? Resolved, That as young m? n are the hope of their country, and as the course the> take in rtfgard to the use and sale of intoxicating liquor will have a momentous influence upon their own character*, and destinies of the nation, every possible influence should be exerted to spread among them the principles of temporutice, and gain their energetic and entire support. He advocated the resolution in a mod happy "t> le, anil concluded by n most eloquent appeal to young men, wanting them against yielding to temptation, and urged lie agitation ol' the Lcenselaw. At the conclusion of hi* i speech, A Temperance Ode wu suug. mid a collection wm tft-J kin up in aid of the Society, during which the In id ag performed two pieces. This wax tollowedby Htv, Thomas ]|i mi, w ho ottered the following re lution :? ?' Kesolved, That while the whole community are i tinually groaning under that appalling evil, which A fiem tin- traffic in intoxicating liquors, it if incum>>eii the friends of humanity to pursue firmly and unflii ingly, every measure to relieve society of jj, wtucnl consistent with the rights of the liquor sellers." n He entered into an analysis of the liquor seller's nijl hut asserted that they wished to interfeie with 110 in rights, still the right of these men to carry on the di ous traffic was very problematical. Jle animadverted strongly on the liquor trade and sellers, and gave a most excellent und strong speech, which we regret ouritpaca will not permit us to give in full. * Mr. t okfin then read his report of hi* agency ir. this State, which was highly cheering. Awl after more mu sic from the Band, the benediction was pronounced, ami the meeting separated, highly pleased virith the eve.'ingt entertainment Twenty-Ninth Aiuilvt-rtMry of the American Bible Society. Large as i.-i always the attendance at the anniver* saries of this important Society, ai 1 increased au dience of those of former years, atte ided the annual celebration Thursday. This took pla jeat 10 o'clock, A. M., in the Tabernacle,which beca me entirely lull several minutes previous to the time of com mencing. In a short time after the (business begf>, the vicinity of the platform and evei*v commodious point ofthe house, became inconveniently thronged, ana ttie unfavorable position 01 ine itptmci placed as it was on the platform, in the rear of the | speakers, rendered what was said frequently inaudi ble. The services began in the usual form with sing. '*}g? prayer and reading the scriptures, by the Kev. Mr. Mi'rrav. The President's address wasnet heard I at the reporters' table, owing as well to the low voice in which he addressed the assembly us to the bad I position of the table. The rejiort, in taking a review of the past pro ceedings of the Society, alluded in feeling terms to I the lamented demise of the Rev. Dr. Milnor, and John Pintard, L.L. D., both of whom had acted inl the capacity of Secretaries of the Society. Seventvl new auxiliary societies have been added, the maiort-l ty of which are county societies; four hundred astu seventy-live new life directors and members had I been added also. In the course of the year then have been issued 429,092 bibles and testaments from, the depository, not including those printed at the exJ pense of the Society abroad, being an increase u 114,.>10 over the issue of the year preceding, and inagkin an aggregate, since the beginning of trie So cietv's labors,|of 4,013,352 copies of the word. The? books huve gone into every State and territory of t] Union and Canada, Texas, W?st India Island Mexico. Brazil, Buenos Ayres and Greece. Fifte hundred modern Creek new testaments, worth of other books have been granted to the^oai tist mission there. A new bourgeoise bible, a neJ b rench and a Siianish Testament have been pj] lished, and a Bible in raised letters for the blind n O to press, to which the Massachusetts BibiJ ty has contributed five hundred dollars ani (jeorge Douglass, Esq., of Lon? Island, a like sunt!* I his edition is undertaken to supply the wants of I the blind at a large expense, being in five ouartoj volumes and printed only on one side. j . Seventeen agents have been employed by the svj ciety, of which nine have been in thnt capacity for the whole, and eight for part of the year. The present number is fourteen, and are only sent when their services are indispensible. The Rev. S. If Calhoun has closed his agency in the Levant ajj started as a missionary on Mount Lebanon. Duriai the period of the labors of this gentleman in thol countries where the word of God was first given-i Bibles and Testaments have been circulated! The total receipts from all sources are tfl66,?52j being an increase of $12,212 over the prec* year. All this has been expended, and a $11,000for papers and other liabilities hash tracted. Among the various items of expo is one of $13,792 87 for publishing die Sc. N abroad?in f ranee, Turkey, Switzerland, fcylS, 1 ersia, Northern India, and the Sandwich kmdsl J^v- 1Jr- Black of Pennsylvania, rose oHer the first resolution,, which reads: Resolved, That the report, an abstract of whie has now been read, be adopted. lie observed that God had provided means m which sinners are to be saved ; had revealed ho* -rod can be just nnd the justitier of those who lie fieve m him. Under the auspices of the socira this news had been conveyed to distant lands ? H people who sat in darkness had seen a gMtJia and to those dwelling in the region of t7ieaQow? death, life is sprung up. The Bible is of God, and the tune is coming when it will travel to the ends of the ear,!,; and when the whole of the End ? and of the West will feel its influence and be blcs | with its perusal. The Rev. Mr. Sheldow, one of the Society Agentol Meowed the resolution. One point in the resort lascf paramount importance, nnd tliat was the effort* makinj in the U est to promote the circulation of the Bilde-s to heir brethren in the West, that all their thoughts and . truggles should lie directed to sustaining ot reLieion by the propagation of Bil.le .Societies. l*t there wu i?TJ,rOUn'' f?J,. V in* tl,at this was no' ^ne. The" was jet a great lack ol the Holy Scriptures in the We -1 in one county alone, containing forty thousand inln tants, he knew it to he a fact, that there were one hu | died protectant parishes where, timing the past vear oil the preaching of the word of (Jod, only one serm'on hasl been preached in favoi of the Bible cause, and only one] dollar contributed?w hilst in that county no less than live I hundred fannies were without a Bit.Jc, and manv who could not read tyiem. He had been engaged in tlie work forJ cru'hflTi s?,onorousw*?ll,e burthenTuiat he was nimo^i/ crushed by the various duties devolving upon him in thalJ relauon. He wished to acknowledge hiVgratitude on1 afthi w t bre,hren the vadcy of the Mississippi, 01 the West in general, lor the aid lent them by thii Ko-1 nlft ? ? ,ew t!'at that examl>le of liberality would thiv colli 1 in' a ca ?' tt,e-v h?d to raise means and] they could go on, and notwithstanding the elfoits ofthe Home Missionary Society to preach the word, there wai much to be done. He had labored in the missionary tie Ml t0 i? 1 rC fo?" of rel'K'on without beingl anned with the word of Ood, was like the act of hocul nrrnl march to the field against the enemy without! arms or ammunition. The word of (Jod is the only aW munition tor the West. Argument might do at the Kvtf nf?iiT!rnrRVV1Pnt s,uch as. H Philosophic mind and clsaf intellect could produce?but in tfie West, Clod's worfl alone is fit to accomplish what was so happiir alluded tol h, n l V LveMerahIc f'iend?the evangelization off the people. He knew one township of six miles ?q.inr?] ,?n l'rHd nI,rnaC,'er .ha'' 'a' "nrjy for .-even Jearsf and did so all the time without u copy of an.) when asked what he did lor a text he * m look it Irom the New Testiment, unless he coiill member one from the Old. How could the * i ol l,od be preached in such circumstances ? Th? a j versary of souls was abroad turning thefe thinn , to^ccount A^reat<)eal ot the preaching in the Wc3 w as lost, on account ot tho people not being aMo to , [ home nnd read the Scriptures. Kor the sum ol MOOfl granted to the cause of Ohio, for which they had ntt ye made any acknowledgment, he thanked them and vh ?inco ,?r, they ,^'ou,,, not remov? then assist! ance , for whatever was done for the West, was done J the cause ot society as well as religion, ami pledge thai V ' '1 h? ,*",st , 11 110 fciir (>l tlleir ir,,n band. Before! U^Tt in ?wi o J? Ntll,p th?>' w-ished at tliel mo/?. t'T m0ty ! le" lhe> w?'ited in Ohio soo.oool I, ,? ?TTh' >" order to give each u-adcr one.f f? u heard thom talk of enemies and obstacles, that -t Home, of which they heard so much talk in their citj was hut one of the platoons they had to op ? ,1 ? u e ?f ,tru^?Ic Thc ''evil is not yet Ueid lavl^r.hV .T i'." n'"ch alive and iam,um as in the ? of u!c Apostle I aul, who said he went about like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour. The I "pes, with all then BiAops, and Cardinals, and subordi nates, were not half, wero nothing. in comparison to the ether toes which were to be vano?isherl. Human nature >s theie Satan was there?and there was a strong ne ZXSi BSiSi*"" ? "? I Rev. Mr. Dt wit* proposed the second resolution as follow*:? Resolved, That experience ha* shown the feasibility, ns well ns practical importance, of united effort among Christiana of different names in circulating the Sacred Scriptures. . In Kiip]>ort of the resolution, Or. B. observed, that ho took the place of the Rev. Mr. Todd, of Mass., who could not attend. Thore was a perfect christian union in heaven, where were (fathered all the redeemed from among men of tribes, kindreds, nations, tongues, and people?from the different forms of religious association and ecclesiastical organization, dwelling in pure light and eternal life, and serving their divine author in full holiness. They had passed tliroughlthc wilderness they had gone out from the different departments of Isiael, and there they were gathered not into tents, but into the temple Hot made with hands, eternal in the heavens. But, the elements o! christian union perfijr ?cJ in heaven, are the elements of christian character here on earth , it develops the character of the pos?esso\ and shine* nore an<( more unto the perfect day. Iara< ) may have troubles and perplexities, in travelling onward through the wildorness ; but where oould they find so much security as moving on with the Bible before them as their only rule of faith, the spring of hojie and conso lation. acknowledging that word ns a basis ot salvation, it w as sulftciently intelligible to all without note or comment, or the additions of man. If there WAG* Christians w ho did not adhere to tliat Bible the law sod the testimony, it is because the truth is not in them They had sometimes heard of families, long separated, gathering around the family hearth, and recollecting that the) were all born from one common fathoi and mo ther. That was the family gathering ot the christian lie nominations, who, when abroad held different position*, but who,when collected together w ere united in the good work of their master. Mr. Do Witt ended his discourse in ? handsome eulogy ot the lite and character of the late He v. Dr. Mil nor. The Kev. J. W. Cook, Of Bristol, seconded the resolu tion, which, he observed, contemplates the feasibility and importance of Christian union. Ilow could tliat ro. nain i question requiring an answer t With the Word ?' th>l ? as -en' torth a spirit of inspiration that w.nild make it the souroa ot health and salvation to the distant dweller* of the earth. If there cannot be union in mch a cause, there cannot be union any where. Accordingly there is perfect unanimity I mean not to say that there are not points on which differing Christian* may unite . tor the most determined and rigid adhcrencc to matter.^ conscientious belief Is quite aompatible wiUi ChritKn unity of purpose. My motto is, toe minimum Of dlw

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