Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 14, 1846, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. NEW YORK, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1846. *? REUfitOUS ANNIVERSARIES. ] AuItumui at Um Inr York Smnday School Union. Tuesday was a great day among the group* of; little children, to the number of some twenty thousand and over, belonging to the Sunday schools of New York and adjoining places. Eight thousand litde creatures, of both sexes, rose from : their beds yesterday morning, ur.der the excite ment of the great day of " The Anniversary;" and the part they were to perform, this day, in the great exhibition at Castle Garden, no doubt filled their little hearts with big expectations and tremu lous excitement. There were several points of the city at which the little heroes and heroines of this great pageant sy met together, each under their respective Hags and banners. From these points all the little detachments marched at a given hour, in order to meet and converge at one point, via : Castle Garden, much in the same way a* Napoleon planned the concentration of his troops, pouring down from different aad distant countries, all to meet at a given time at one Siren and central spot, where he contemplated on a given ay, to give batUe to his astonished enemies. Thus, the little troops marched from all points of the oity, and at the hour of three o'clock, there they all were concentrated at one point, more than eight thousand in number, nearly filling the great and beautiful space of Castle Garden. Buch a nub-bub of little voices?such a multitude of interesting little faces ?such "a getting up stairs," is only to be seen once in the year, on this occasion. It was an interesting cruy d'miL The voices of 8,000 children, with nearly a thou sand teachers, and some thousand visitors, united to aer in singing, produced an effect which cannot be ribed. Several genUemen belonging to the society wars en the platform to meet them. Prayer was made by Mr. Wyckolf, of Albany; a brief address was also deliv ered by Mr. Livingston, of Brunswick, but in such an im mense space, and suoh a din and buz of little voices, it was scarcely possible to hear what was said on the plat form. Several hymns were sung in beautiful style by the children; and, soon again, Broadway was teeming with the mass of youthful life, aa the little crowds dt verged off to their various quarters. At half-past seven o'clock, the society met at the cen tral Presbyterian church, in Broome street Tho Rev. Dr. Ferris, President, in the chair. The exercises were opened by prayer, by Or. Alexander; after which ex tracts from the annual report of the society were read by Wm. H. Wyckofl", Esq., corresponding secretary. The report entered into a view of the labors and transactions of the past rear, as relstedto the Sunday schools of this Union ; and showed many of the beneficial effects result ing from the institution. A committee, appointad for the purpose, had made a very extensive enquiry, and had, so far as was possible, ascertained that generally among prisoners, in the various prisons, it is seldom, if ever, the case that any pupils from Sunday schools, who have been for any time in this institution, are found the inmates of jails, when they grow up. Four out of a hundred is the average, and of that four, one only who has permanently enjoyed the benefit of the Sunday school. One hundred and nine schools belonged to this Union?of these, ninety six had sent in their reports. In these schools there were Nine hundred and eighty-three male teachers, one thou sand three hundred and twenty-three female teachers, and twenty-two thousand the whole number of the infant classes. The report having been ended, The Rev. Dr. Davidson, of New Brunswick, New Jer sey, then addressed the meeUng. He began, by obser ving, that truth, however trite, is ever welcome. No apology is necessary for handling the familiar subject ?f Sabbath school instruction, or for offering induce ments to renew the zeal of the weary. This, theme ought to fill us with pleasure; many associations are che rished round it A lew years ago a subject excited great tttentiMi, vit. the advantages 01 Universal education?it was discussed everywhere with great spirit?it was an Interesting theme. It was hoped to be a prophylactic against all political evils. We were pointed to statistics to show its wonderful power, it was said "figures cannot lie." Crime was shown to prevail more in countries where education was less extended. Those statements produced a great sensation upon the public mind, and gave a great impetus to the cause of common school education. Bat many began to question the influence of intellectual education; they found crime did not become less frequent,only its character was changed; it became perhaps less gross. The Bible and the spirit of protes tantism is the security of the country. When we find the word of God thrust aside, to make way for the ?pawn of the delusions of infidelity, it is time to let the Bible find a refuge in the Sundav Schools, when thrown out of other schools. It fits man for heaven. Enough has been done for tqe body. Science and the arts work for the body. They rob heaven of its light ning, and convert it into the messenger of mercantile princes. Great are those benefits in their place, but the interests of the soul aro far more important. What can be compared to its worthl " What is a man profited if he Cn the whole world and lose his own soul?" Save, n, I implore you, the souls of the rising generation from the second death. Do this by the means of Sunday Schools. Progression must be our movement; "onward" our mot*); annexation our political name. No imaginary line is to stop us, neither forty-nine nor fifty-four forty? our line must go forth into all the earth, and the words of truth to the ends of the world. We must fight against the world. Unless the rising generation become instruct ed to revere the Scriptures and hallow the Sabbath day, what Is to be expected? About two hundred years ago the Highlanders were on a par with she Irish of Munster aad Coanaught. They were both of Celtic origin. But schools were planted by the Church of Scotland in the Celtic Panguage^ and now no Ble are more orderly than them. At the same time rish had nothing done for them in this way, and, alas! what are they > Grant Thorbum remarks what an im provement he found in the Irish women. Few educated in S^obath schools turn out badly. I once superintended k Sabbath school. On making enquiry about the old scho lars, 1 found some had become members of the church, Some died in faith, some had gone west; but none turned eat badly. There is a necessity for more progressive movements, mora zeal on the part at the church. There can be no " masterly inactivity" for us. There is no ar mour for the back in the Christian panoply ; he must not turn beck, his motto must be "onward." Mr. Davidson concluded by moving that the report just read be adopt ed, which motion was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Pac ?a*d, delegate from the American Sunday Scbool Union, of Philadelphia, next addressed the meet ing. This was net his place ; it was in the attic story, with a pair of scissors, a pot of paste; there he would be at home. Once a boy came throwing stones at his fa ther's door, his father came out and asked him what he did there ? The boy said 1 must be some where, and if I went anywhere else, they would ask what 1 did there T He regretted the absence of able men; he was no orator. He wished the present excitement could be bottled up and given to teachers when inclined to sleep a little too long on Sunday mornings. It is not so easy to mske wonting men, as to make speeches ; it would be good if the former were more numerous. As to union it is a good thing, but he thought it could not at this moment be ef fected. We aeed more danger. We want the prop of other's shoulders, that is only got when danger draws men together. It is heart rending to think how much is to be dene, and how few there are to do it Our movements must be more progressive. We stand in sight of a large harvest, and stand with our hands folded, debating if it ahall be reaped with a Mckle or a scythe, if carried in s cart with two or with four wheels. The influence of the New York Sunday School Union is great?it is s tremen dous though an invisible influence : we owe it much. Manchester owed its safety from being burned and sacked to the influence of Sunday Schools. A ten dollar Sunday School Library was once sent from Williams burg to Illinois: there were ten houses only in the town, and six different religious denominations there. These books were read, and produced an excellent influ ence. See then what benefits you may confer'. The Condition of the Philadelphia Union is progressively im proving year by year. Our plan is to teach the Bible, and It only. When we lodge one text of Scripture in the mind of a little child, we elevate that child immeasurably beyond hundreds of thousands of its fellow-creatures. We do a great deal by the publication of our little Sun day School paper, more perhaps than is done by larger publications. Our object is to dye in the wool with Bible truth; that is, to imbue little children with it. Judge 8aow, of Qulncey. Illinois, relates a conversation which he overheard between his little boy eight years of age, and another boy who was a Catholic. The Ettle Csthollc boy said, "well, now you've got the Mormons out I suppose you'll be picking at the Cetholics next." "Oh, no !' said the little boy, "we don't want to pick at them, wo will supply them with Bibles." "Oh !" said the catholic boy, "zon murder Mormons, bat you never heard ef Catholics doing so." "Why I have read," replied little Judge Snow, "1 have read how they killed Jonn Huss." "Pshaw," said the other, "that is nothing bat a Protestant lie." The little boy, however, had the evidence in his hands, snd his belief remained unshaken by the bold contradiction of his companion. This may show the valae of circulating in the far West the in structive and useful little volumes for children, which are published by the Society. Mr. Maoooh, of Richmond, Virginia, then addressed the meeting, and began by descanting st largo upon the astonishing power of early and first impressions. They form tho moulds of subsequent principles, and give a tune to the whole character for time snd eternity. As ?light events produce great effects, so early impressions producc astonishing resnlts. The ballad of the Babe in the Woods had a great impression upon Kirke White in his early youth; so with Pope, Byron, Franklin, Walter Scott, and others. The books they read in youth gave adoration to their after Uvea. Napoleon played, when a child, with a brass cannon lore pfcy thing, and he said in after life he owed all to his mother. The influence of mothers by the impressions they give, is truly great? When General Washington was a child he begged his mother earnestly to let him go to sea and be a mtilor.? She refused. She promised to nuy him something. She did, and bought him a pen-knits?thst pen-knife is now to be seen at Alexandria His mother made liim promise when she gave it, always to obey his superiors ; that promise afterwards he remem bered when in difficulty, and he did not aban don his cou itrr?the penknife was in his pocket, and he remembered his promise. This shows the importance of early impressions! Hsnnibal was influenced by early iirrpio??ious. Roger Williams, who founded Provi dence. nnd Dr. Doddridge, were influenced in after life by early impressions. Ho John Wesley, at the burning oi his lather's house at Eppworth, when his father kneit down and and prayed for his children who had been mi* i-ii from destruction, wss thus influenced. The value ! oi naily impressions cannot be calculated. The work oi | the Sabbath Schools is of Infinite consequence in the im- 1 nressions given to children by their Influaiwes. The doxoloKy was then sung, a benediction given and the meeting Jjsanwd. Anniversary of Use Sew York State Colo aliatlon Society. A meeting of this society was held on Tuesday evening at the Tabernacle, Broad way, Anson G. Phelps, Esq., presidmg ; which drew togedier a very full and deeply interested audience. We cannot omit to notice the excellence of the accommodations provided for the reporters of the public press. It is one evidence that their efforts to disseminate the proceedings of these deliberative bodies are properly appreciated. The Rev. Dr. Levins addressed the Throne of R and impressive manner. The Secretary of the society, Dr. Kkess, then presented some extracts from the report of last year, and stated that, in view of the great number of speakers who had been invited to participate in the proceedings of the convention, he should be compelled to confine himself to a very limited space in furnishing a review of the statistics of the doings of the society fori the part year. The total amount received since the report of last May, was $60,458 60. of which >80,00 has been contributed, unsolicited from any source, la the State of New York $14,000 has been contributed, $7,000 of which has been presented to the parent society at Washington A vessel nas been sent abroad for the purpose or recapturing Africans sold to slavery. In ltMS, today schools had been established in Liberia, which were attended by M? day scholars; and at this day J3 churches of a wis rants denominations were organized and In a flourishing and still prospering condition. The American Colonization Society at Liberia ?ow numbers ^ 3,300. Recaptured Africans sent out by the United States government ; ninety-seven pur chased their own freedom, and are now happily situated in this colony. The flourishing colony of Cape Palmas is not included in this estimate ? "PPear* that more than three-fifths of the population of Liberia are professed Christians. The colonists have almost effectually prohi bited the sale of intoxicating liquors, $500 being required in order to obtain a license, so that temperance is even more flourishing in these benighted colonies (for they are by some considered benighted) than in the more civilit ed portions of our otherwise happy country. The neigh boring kings and head men have placed themselves at tho head of the colony, through whose influence our missionaries and emissaries of love and benevolence are welcomed among them. Their courts of law, police, and civil jurisprudence, are conducted and filled by colored men. In Monrovia all slaves are colored slaves. They 4?? two papers, well established, and creditably edited by colored nien. They have schools and literary societies. 1 heir naval forces, which are really effective, are mam ed and officered entirely by Africans, and which are caj able of repelling such slavo ships as might dare to venture upon their coast Governor Roberts u the com m.inding officer, and is a mnn of rare attainments, and uni versally distinguished. The Secretary said that he would take this occasion to introduce one of the recap tured Africans who had !>? ' arrived from Africa yester day. [He provod to bo ?? litlic, diffident looking boy, of about eight years old, tai l expressing but littlo concern - . i.!. passing around him.l Tho Secretary stated that although somewhat abashed; he was able to speak his own name in English, which was R. R. Gurley. [Great applause.] Mr. ScirMoua, a colonist, was then presented to the au dience in the costume of one of the chiefs of the Modingo tribe. He also exhibited a whip used by them to drive tnoir slaves into obedience?tneir war horn, by which they marshal their forces, and the bag made use of to contain the Koran. Also a cloth covering, manufactured by the natives on the Gold Coast, and several other arti cles of apparel and implements of warfare * ? * t , * * . * ,* As has been said, 1 went to Li beria to obtain freedom, and where I happily experienced the benefits of an unconditional liberty. My friends at the 8outh doubted very much the propriety of my going among an unknown people, and thought that by my so doing, I would but rivet the manacles of slavery upon ' ,.v d.6iire t0 relieve. There, however, I round liberty, its blessings, and its privileges. I return to this country wiUi a desire to return to Africa, where I am willing to give up my strength, and to exhaust my energies for the cause of my fellow man. We want en couragement in this quarter. We wish to pursue agri culture to a more complete perfection than at present ex ists. We want building materials and agricultural im plements, and the appliances of stenm power. We wish to produce our own sugar and raolasres. The sugar cane is as plenty there as in the West Indies, and of far better and more productive quality. The climate is healthy and even, and I have not been ill except in consequence of my own imprudence and exposure to the night air. There has been a little oversight with many who have flattered themselves, by visiting this colony, that fortunes might be realized. Moat of the population centred there are froe men, either through manumission or from ha ving purr naked their own freedom. This country was intended by God for the colored raco. While there, I was a captain in tho militia, an officer in congress, and a justice of the peace?busily engaged at the same time in preaching the gospel^nd doing most cheerfully such acts of benevolence and philanthropy as was in my power to perform. The inhabitants of this colony look as much to example as we do here, and have more faith in practices than professions. They have a strong desire to imitate our institutions and principles of government, both religious and political. We are much in want of assistance?we want farming implements, and more particularly the scythe?there is a deep under-brush which nothing can remove so effectually. We want a stcsm miU for the purposes of manufacturing sugar-cane. In a word, fel low Christians, we want your cheerful aid and encour agement, which will enable us to attain a fame in the last great day. Dr. LyorjaEtt, Colonial agent of the United States at Monrovia, then stepped forward and said, that having un derstood there were many speakers to addresa this meet ing, he would trespass but a little time upon their pa tience. He had but recently returned from the Colony of Liberia, and therefore felt that he might impart some thing which would interest so Urge and attentive an audi ence. It was now about three years since he first left his native land to become associated with a people of differ eat color and of different habits than his own. And al though he had sacrificed many of the comforts of life and had torn himself from a devoted mother and a loving sister, to become a stranger in a strange land, yet he had found the samo kind offices of friendship at the hands of the Colonists as he had experienced in his own countrv. Many interesting facts might be stated in connexion with the rise and progress of colonization at Liberia; but at you have been informed already, through the medium of the public press, and your annual reports, and other writ ten documents, I feel this step to be entirely unnecessary. It may be asked, if I am so much in favor of coloni zation, and so well contented with my temporary exile why have I returned to this country? I will answer that?I have returned for the purpose of educating two or three young colored men in the science of medicine, and after having partially completed this purpose, it is my design to accompany them to Liberia, where I may live and die in the cause of colonization. Having been requested to state a few faets in connection with the re capturing of this boy, who but yesterday drew his first breath in this great land of liberty, I will briefly observe that this boy Is of the Congo tribe, situated about -200 miles north of Monrovia, who was taken from a factorv not far distant, and was one of the re-eapturod African's from the slave ship Pont, which arrived at Monrovia un der the charge of an agent from the United States govern ment His price in trade would be about $15, or $10 in cash, upon the coast of Africa, and would bring, either in Cuba or on the coast of Brazil, from $200 to *250.? These Africans of the Congo tribe are what we understand to be cannibala in their habits and edueation.yetthey have never been known to exhibit such propensities in our co lonies. There were 776 of the re-captured Africans on board of the slave ship Pons, most or whom were boys of from ten to fifteen years old. The United States go vernment not having any place prepared for their recep tion, they were placed under my charge. 1 found it im practicable to form a settlement of them, and, therefore, I had them plaoed out where the best of care was provided for them. (About 100 of them were placed under the care of the Episcopal Mission Society, where they were taught to spell words of one and two syllable*. I might apeak of the climate, but as this has been already alluded to, it is unnecessary to say more than that it ia a healthy and pleasant climate?the heat Is not generally as intense as I nave known it to be in the summer months, either in New York or Boston. It is only from its long continu ance. that it is to be found unpleasant or prejudicial to health; the greater part of the sickness is occasioned by exposure and imprudence?the acclimating fever is easily overcome by gentle medical treatment. The Rev. Dr. Wi?m*s, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was next introduced to the audience. He began by speaking quite inatidihly when the audience, on every side, cried " louder.-' " louder." I'll speak louder directly?-I oan't speak loud at firM. [Laughtcrt] I wish to get a toll report of the stnlMics of this society, that I ?nay knew how far we have progressed for the past year, to take it South with me. It was the importance society that brought me hare, and 1 do not . report. I wish I had greater ability, that 1 tnlght employ It hi the furtherance of this cause; I r n'm !!!? * *l?ousand-fold mora than 1 can now. i u.r in cause, and no feed advocate, iwas borato antislaverv principles, was nourished and ** th'"? Principles , they are wh"* ?*pect to die an an.i-slavery man. h^/'T^*Uhs'eoMtfm'ma'tJon,?f uE iharoWhS: ^ ?als in the Southja a blot, aa incubus upen ourlL.^L^ I do not believe in^.^"^^^,", any argument upon that subject; It has become t?, .m u ? , ?<> -.- minds. 7 ok,'niiatte?T^*^^ put alavery amongthe things that have been ; cSionir^ Uon will produce this result. But for the name of bh-T ty, the slave at the South ia in the enjoyment of more comfort and happiness than are the domeetic workina classes of England. (Hisses, applause, and great conf? aion.) After a long pause, the speaker stated that he wea more disturbed by the applause than the hisses, although he courted neither. Facts will bear me out in my con elusions. Not long since, a distinguished gentleman of my acquaintance visited England, and upon his return said that he had rather his children had been born slarea in the South, |than that they should be free poor men in England. I hope to see slavery done away ?ilki and although a Methodist, 1 am not much of a shouter,vit at' the obnsummation of such an event I would ?hw( ntoM hlstlly. (I.anghter and applause.) Slavery can be prevented , let but the work of colonisa tion go on, establish colonies upon the entire length of the Coast of Africa, and yoa will affect this object What can w* do to enlighten them T Wa sand out mis sieaaiiee ia this ragioa ef darkaess, and with what sue cess 7 If you lend whita men among them they would toon establish mercantile purauiU and perpetuate these Tory evils of ignorance now complained of. Many of our colored population object to colonize because of the cli mate, which haa hitherto been unfairly represented; by statistics it appears that leaa of mortality exists iu the co lonies than in New England or on James' river; perhaps j the providence of Uoa shields them. I am glaa to see 1 our friend Straovr here, who says he will go back ] again, ami if he can induce hit family to go along with him, well and good?if not, he will go alone. [Ap- , plause ] That is the right kind of spirit, and such as all 1 of the colored population should manifest. I know of but one serious objection to colonization; but one fear to en tertain. 1 fear that spirit of commercial cupidity so in- ' herent with white men, and that they will inflict an evil upo? these colonists under the guise of humanity, per I pet eating slavery in their very midst There being other speakers to address you, I will only say, that I 1 shall i: ve and dio in the advoccacy of the cause of Afri can colonisation. The Rev. Dr. Traa was next introduced. He said that ha had no idea of being called to say even a word upon thfa occasion, but having the other night caught a big ?er full than was ever caught before, he felt it his duty > contaunicate his success. After the conclusion of the evening's exercises he received a little note requesting an interview en the following day. Prompt in his atten tion*, ho waited upon the gentleman by whom he had been *? politely addressed, who stated that he was so firmly convinced of the utility of colonization, ho felt himself constrained to contribute one thousand dollars in addition to his previous subscription. He would like to receive such another invitation this evening, or for such additional sums as might he spared from any one of the gentlemen present He would pledge his usual punctu ality to be there at the specified time. The gentleman who last addressed you, made some allusions to the com mercial cupidity of the white men. He differed from the gentleman, which was, perhaps, owing to hi* abiding sense in the Calvaniftic purity of grace. There is a wall of fire, a* well as a wall of ocean, around that colony, which would protect it from such commercial cupidity. Let ui, therefore, do all we can in thi* cause of colonization, and all we can do and acknowledge a* just and right before our Ood. Dr. McAuley wished to say a word or two.~-[He was invited fo> ward, but declined, as he did not intend to make a speech ]?He would, however, tell an anecdote : There was an attempt once made in Belfast, to got up a slave-profiting society, in imitation of similar societies in London and Liverpool. There was an aged gentleman, namud McKay, who was present at two or three of their meetings, and who, it wa* supposed, would *ubscribe ?100,000 to the capital stock, wnich was to have been ?1,000,000. He was a Roman Catholic?[Let it be under stood there are good Roman Catholics, as well a* Pro testants] (Great applause.) The paper being drawn up, it was handed to nim in full confidence that he, being a man of great wedlth, would subscribe very largely; and they wished hi* name to head the list; he took the paper in his hand, and raising it above his head, imploted that (jod's curse might light upon that man's hand who should affix hi* name to such an instru ment The meeting dispersed, and the consequence was, that there never was a slave owner in all Ireland. (Con tinued applause. The lion. Mr. Latrobk, of Baltimore, President of the Maryland Colonization Society of Maryland, was next presented to the audience, who, after giving an animated account of the effort* made use of by the Maryland Colo nization Society, and illuitrating the benefit* which would naturally succeed still further and increased exer tions, gave way for the Rev. Mr. Parker, of Philadelphia, who spoke poiutedly upon this subject, although the late ness of the hour was observable by a large portion of the audience, who became uneasy and began to retire. He said that it was a most difficult as well as a most glorious thing, to undertake the elevation of a degraded man; and urged continued and unceasing efforts for the final re demption of the ilavo from the bondage of the master, through the interposition of the Colonization Society.? The audience was then dismissed. Twenty-First Annual Meeting off the Ameri can Tract Bocletjr. The American Tract Society held its twenty first annual meeting at the Tabernacle, yesterday morning. The house was very well filled, and, as usual, there was a large proportion of the fairer part of creation?old, young, pau(, beautiful, and interesting. The usual number of country clergymen sat upon the platform, and the room had precisely the same appearance it has had on these occasions during our recollection. A little after 10 o'clock, the meeting was organised; and in the absence ol'the President?the Hon. Theodore Frclinghuyscn? John Tappan, Esq. of Boston, was called to the I chair. A prayer was then made bv Rev. Dr. Mil ledoler, of the Reformed Dutch Church ; when, after a few introductory remarks by the President, who stated that Mr. t retinghuysen would be pre sent to-day at the meeting of the Bible Society, the treasurer'* report for the year was read by Moses Allen, Esq. The report is as follows:? Receipts since April 15th, 1845, for calm $89,704 00 Do do do from donations, 71,132 10 Total 153,010 16 Eirt:*DiTi'Ries. Paid for paper 37,999 61 Do for printing, engraving, stereotyping, fcc. 16.602 60 For folding, stitching and binding 36,001 62 Colportage, 31,043 50 General agents, 5,709 45 Officers of the Society 7,884 01 Care of libraries 1,208 51 And several other small sums, making in all an expenditure of $153,910 16 After the reading of the treasurer's report, the fol I lowing abstract of the annual report was read by William A. Hallock. Ksq Secretary of the Society In the Publishing Department 73 new publications have been stereotyped, in seven languages, making the whole number now on the Society's list 1207, of whleh 198 are volumes. Among them are Dr. Hopkins' admirable Im position of the Ten Commandments ; Dr. Belcher's Anec dotes for the Family and Social Circle ; Jay'a Christian Contemplated ; f. A. James' Pastor's Daughter; Dr. Kd wards' excellent and timely Sabbath Manual, No. 2, and Drelincourt's masterly discussion of the Teachings of Rome as compared with the Holy Scriptures, in French. There have been printed, during the year, 364,100 volumes; 4,922,000 publications; 116,173,000 pages?and circulated, 366,006 volumes: 5,158,898 publications: 123, 613.'>03 pages. Total circulation since the formation of the Socicty, 2.859,649 volumes, 84,122,133 publications, 1,067,696,401 pages. Twelve thousand copies of Baxter's Call have been printed in large.and twenty-one thousand in smaller type, during the year; 33,000 of the Sebbath Manual: 28.000 volumes in German; 0,000 in French; 4,000 in Welsh. The Society's monthly newspaper, the American Mcstenger, has been enlarged, and has 40,000 subscribers. It is gratifying to observe, that while the Society's volume circulation has been gradually increasing for a series oj years, the circulation of pamphlet tracts is not diminished. The average circulation of tracts for several years has been about thirty millions of pages. The grants of publications have exceeded those of for mer years by 3,000,000 pages. Members and directors have drawn 3,830,290?pages; 30,874,986 pages have been forwarded to foreign and home missionary stations and seamen's chaplains in our own and foreign ports, or scat tered along the lakes, canals and rivers, or distributed in Sabbath schools,and from house to house by colporteurs, or by Auxiliary Societies. Colporteurs and agents have jMrsonally distributed nearly 18,000,000 of pages. The receipts for the year nave been $153,910, of which $82,78-1 are the proceeds of sales. The donations l$71, 132) show an increase of $8,835 over the previous year. Those received for colportage exceeded $34,000; for fo reign distribution $4,300. The expenditures have just equalled the receipts, $153,910. Of this amount, $90,003 were paid for paper, printing, binding, copyright, engraving and revising; $16,000 remitted to foreign and pagan lands, and $3I,0UV expended for colportage, in addition to grants of books by colporteurs to the amount of $13,000. The remittances of the American Tract Society, Bos ton, amounted to $34,41*. Those of the Connecticut i Branch to $4,755. Liberal remittances were received from many other branches and auxiliaries in different i parts of the country. Colpartaf*.-?This mode of reaching the destitute has fonnd favor with the christian public, and continued to engage much of the attention of the Society, ft seems to realise the great idea of all Protestantism, which is no mere dead resistance to error, but an active propul sion of the truth, through all darkness and over all tar riers, into the hearts of the children of men, making known every where that "only name," and "warning every man, and entreating every man," in order that *U may come to the knowledge of the truth as it is in.. Jesus. Five years ago, two young men from Maine and New Hampshire, one a licentiate, and the other a layman, went to the West under a commission to labor among the destitute in Kentucky and Indiana. These were the first American colporteurs. God confirmed the enter prise with his blessing, and its development haa been steady and rapid. In these Ave years, ssore than one hundred and ninety-four years of colporteur labor have been performed; 400.000 families visited; and 870,000 volumes circulated, chiefly among the destitute, whom the former volume agency did not reach. Lfforts have been made to provide specific classes of our populstion with colporteurs best suKed for them. The list of colporteurs Includes French, German, Irish, and Welsh, converted catholics, and sailors. The whole number who have labored for the whole or a part of the year have been thus distributed among the States la Rhode Island 1, Connecticut 1, New York 27. New Jer sey 0, Pennsylvania 32, VirginiaT, Maryland 4, North Carolina 3, South Carolina S, Georgia 7, Florida 2, Ala bama 10, Mississippi 0, Louisiana 5, Texas 1, Arkansas 1, Tennessee 9, Kentucky 4, Ohio 18, Michigan 4, Indiana 0, Illinois 8, Missouri 8, Iowa 1, Wisconsin 2?in all 175. Of this number 135 are still in commission. Conventions of the colporteurs of different districts, at Syracuse, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburg snd New York city, for mutual advice and encouragement, have greatly inspirited their labors, by giving them more extended views of the good effected, and imparting mutual experi ence in overcoming or supporting difficulties. An appendix to tlie report is fillod w ith interesting de tails of the visitation and distribution; of the influence of books .both good and bad; and of the aspects of the work in its bearing upon the spread of Romanism in onr land and day, and it also contains a tabular view of the whole results of the i "nr. More than 100,000 families have been visited, 177,nt<> volumes sold, 80,000 voliuues grant ed to the> destitute peer, and two millions of pages of tracts diotribatad aeon the field. Between one-sixth and one-seventh of the 100,0m teatUee visited, vis: M.7K fs every' raliJte^"^ if* having been found deititute of 'qu Jp?&r? ?d an or . families) were Roman Catholic*, SmS laoM^ni^ W" M"Ve to b? fatal error.', ofthe Bible ^nt?uVra "P?*** found deititute thA rninAHn ?.? ) lame number &i supplied by t%ibte7i.:,Ui coiue" obta"?d fr-? su..tTo*i FftiEiaif riBLD. The aspect* of Providence in respect to the ereat wmk of evangelization abroad, are on the whoU -iT ing than at any former period The .ocietv F.. fheer" the year, remitted $15,000, according to the tions of a "peckl committee of diflcrcut denominations ? follows: to the Sandwich Islands $1 000 Korchin* '/ addition to *>00 transferred to the Ep?p.l mi.^lT^ lon Crete,) mission of Board ofCommi?*inn??. $1,000, Oeneral Assembly'* Board $1060 BaDtist Bn!, *??? r' VVr lnJ Rob^? *'???? ??? Baptist Bo"d $200, Board of Commissioners $200. Bunnah $400- four *Vnn'?!r* ,n. Northern India $2,000; Orissa $500; Madras $400; Ceylon $1,000; Madura $600; five stations in ??!? V V,,000; Greece, Board of Commissioners $300; Russia $600; Sweden $100; Denmark $200; Hanv '^?"ca?-^P^1' >800; Lower Saxony Tract Society $300; Calw, for Hungary, tic. $200- Bel Pa? Religious Tract Socioty $300; Toulouse $?s 000 W1" Committee at Ocneva $500?total th!l ^nolrt ?^.Th? c*ut? of Evangelization in France wears it woHk .?K'ng About 300 colporteurs are ^ ,he care of tho different religious evan geljcal Societies at Geneva, Pari* and Toulooae in^he StatT^^"'0''" vi,?ilance of th* civil power the States of (Jermany, has made it difficult to esta people ut'a?I?r_tract *?t"butio., among the G.?? I mise of >??!?.. 5^5. J>ecn made- with the pro mart, Sweden a^^tlssia e are mak'"? ^ , a,&i^0p? I Herc ,0? extensive readKf tracts and books ha* proved a powerful agency in achipv IwoiA.?Never was the initrumentality of the press books"u h!r ? ' thai} 41 ?re"cnt- tL demand for tension nfn V i!"g >'ear,y- The confirmation and ex ension of British power, the repeal of laws punishing a and a erowfni t! t"T' V'? ?pid oF educaL&n, ?.'o.KW.mV'h^ ssssasa?; adfe?SSg i 1".?.ri?'??n<l )n Northern India, prosecute wTthiit " tou" through the villages for the distnbuuon of tracts and books, and with increased sue ?i??' are added to the church. Tho distribu 5 000 00oT^USp*ftS ?f B"rmah for amounted to 5.000^00 page*. Among the Siamese, (emphatically a nation of reader*.) they are also laboriously continued ?k? ?Y<* !L1a' 0,8 ,aw of the land being now with and nane"' l^ey en*age daily ?? tract distribution and find hearers wherever they go. Patient* M^Kthe b?*pital* a"d dispensaries at Canton, and in^lie northern cities, are furnished with a variety of books in duplicate and triplicate copies, which are circulated by provinces*'UTer>r ^a m?'!. flvo?bl? circumstances, in the i ronuce*. I en thouiand book* (500.000 paces') have been circulated by one mission in C.nioa Kne yea? tho Assembly s Board printed 4.138,OOOfoages. The eves fiiiH10! ^r"Van w aro fastened upon this miirlitv held, destined to test to the utmost the power* of thl "urieX^J^,0' ,u miVion' (Shang^e) alone oc lionsofsoufi ?f 8 province PeopieJ by thirtj mil air'o'i'v^en, COri1.' 8<cretar)'. "ow .poke of the colport im3hth? p"n??on ofTboring ' The flrt" beginning of the colporteur enterprise 7?; istence, 500,000 families have been visited, and over one million of volumes have been distributod* 180 iwi rnmj|: have been visited during the pas' year 'and ^ f Bible haNn?ireliSi0Ui book" wi,h the'exception of 0?e Bible. Nearly ^0,000 volumes have been Sold durin* n #nd a'??? vo,um?? have t>een given awaf ffiuSd! a,000'?00 page8 of ,rac" b"ve also been After these reports were read, the following resolution was read, and spoken to, by Rev, Jonas M. Clark col Iiorteurof the Wcsleyan church, Wisconsin. ' Resolved, That the annual report, an abstract ofwhieh has now been read, be adoptod and published under the tESSS? ?{ ** **ccuUve Committco ; and that thit meeting express their gratitude to Uod for liis conUnuod ?SrXnrtfe?riCtr'in iU Wi'U# mr^.yu ' ?"? ^L*RI[ *a'd? I was requested not to make a t^T^in, >WefDt t0.the west about three years ago in * colporteur; and my labors have been octet) ov?r the prarnes and settlements; to *-'i< irith the new comer, and brine him to f'hriat With w"r U pccuUa,1'> adapted to the wants of the peop ^of Wisconun There are but 150 ovangelical m&r. ? are three colportour .association*, which mbrsc? ton counties; and they have been successful J'lfJ"Cl?urch is engaged in the interior, and brother Kelly among the mine*?and Ood ha* poured out hi* sui ti.nUh^in ^ 400 families have been found without the holy Scripture*, and there in much work left for us p'SrJZFt "the acnh1ncChhlldorrenthbeUtB^ He ^ as an infidel. I finally succeeded in getting him to Uke a copy of it, and "Baxter's Call to the Cncofertod " During the Um? I have been there 11,000 Bibles have been circulated, 12,000 families visited, 50,000 tracU distributed The Daughter" ha* done much are ,00? Catholic* in Wi*conain, and 20 churches; these are great difflcultie* to contend with? but^ the assistance of the Savior, we The resolution was now adopted. lution:?' M' now offered the following r?*o 1??e,oIve^rTh"t Colportage i* an important, if not an wtof ttSfWe^rUTOentlUit,r ,B gatherin* the great har devU ?L,T?LWtU?le We,t h*10"?" t? ChrUt?but the such^nBr,hiP' A,thon*h i do not think it besuCirriUte ?uch an enemy, yet as he controls the Wert at present we might leant a iesaon from. If weh^ ^ot .Xtter cause aad a better captain we might loose It But we doctriMtiii'th*^tf-?acriiBeing *et of men there.who are in w^ w.^. ,1 y?utb But. ?? a Western pastor, I say b.rtVricnl^dX'r.K*- T\* Colporteur */rtem i. the JfiUSSai? aft ?S with (aald Mr. 8.) flooding the valley with priests, and have marked it for their own Thni dan*eroU'in a" ?esp?ct*-ls spreading ""our energies must be aroused to stop it Does ,. .h-L JP??k truly ' Th? Colporteur syst^i ' lih*-b*"t adapted to the wants of the people. It haa the Md clre^eTtrJ?.?l?^?P?rteUr go*' int0 the country ^?r^'XfOUnd kneelin? at 'he heanh sronfof the poor, are the very men we want. Thev are w?nt?H wroe Thi^ i^th^.r" ,id#? !f^eliVv tiM the church the mlnil.r A, th# V*?* Ood haa bfessed more than I US the means and we will flood the vast West with men, in less than three year*-that *reat * " yet to rule the East Let us rn f^rwtni and the victory shall b* ours. Oh! Israel". Oof, spe<id the Resolution adopted. ?b^^assstrf"-??*cam- "<"??? Riolred, That the present and prospective wants nf ^n*?nrM.r^'l,nd )h* Pervading influence of a domorali iHSrfS;3S^AteK,,ioubtod ",ort"to dir in the reach and boneflt* of thi* society totheifSfith',IIffrT \h,l Katt to the West,from the North to tne nouth. Look at the internal canaritini nf *kta __ . try which .re much frt,aterth? SofK^hn^^ 2Lr^l?lnr^.pr!?nU,,S? in P?int ?f no^rs, ind Ui? f than aJI Kurope romhined.if we excAot Ruanii nn>i at'ouri^lmlir>r^ia,i0n i?f ir0m 3*? *? 300.""".OOO. Look Cana1*' their way to the most remote portions of our country?our mamenc tflrmnk ntt/whllh i".'^*" ?f hum*" ingenuity. Ours is the o5y 1:l -^.Vtnd,conquering, and which alone /IIT^ ^ religious civilization. The srrent itrnam of PuriUn and Protestant faith it 2m? USStitiZ Observe the manner in which our populntion increases, and which doubles itaelf every 22 The probability is that it will continuJ to a?y7nc" ill an increased ratio, and that our grand*chilrir?in %hii cou.n,ry Wth ? populltfon emSrec?ng ?2l bsfehSlv i1 Ul2*n^6 * advance in population must aL !^ynkl!?.neli0 l.he W"t, of whose mineral productions there i, neither limit or space. oentfiJrtS/.t^! wi11.51v? "" complete control ofthia ^ through that the woriA : Tor one t re sotth?>'of *? "any Roman Catholic* in the fJamlT.?? coming, as they do, chiefly from Ireland and l?.rj Placed in this land of freedom, they aw*kT?i^J i!!??np own religious pr?(jadlee* to the of. oir combined exertions in ^?h?5. we wilVM,hTRht w'ti? o?r Bibles in from" W rTl?^,. ^ enabled to emancirate them fluence of PnriS^ **' mnd P?rwcious in olrZwia A i- imj>o?sible to loot forward to our nrriciiftural^n<l2i?I-,*,i "?T whiten every sea, and evangelical liter*iu,0 r?,*l}b# {Tlo"b,?^t? Produc?1P'"e fuTh^XT '? "* f,>un', in Xou'thTand Wert-hefe SS The Rev Mr. H*?oiTs?aiaa, Court Preeoher of the Berhn- olftr*d *? *>?? t*2u?ti.*d' Jh,t lt}e,cheerin8' r?*ulu which hare at latlnn * "^ort, 0fu,u S<x- 'ety for oar Oermsipopu ritun? taneflt ofth/i 1 -vfincre^ exertions for the .pi I inlt #fi . ? a,nd other classes of immigrant w^hou^.Y?rl0K"inS f?r hil 'mP*rfect acquaintance nSkdlJffi}*?' . ' although he ?>< uuablet* tK lllneflu w^i^e?ile ??U feel w,th hi* whole heart, H?SotrateiU"1 d6,,tl,tu,e ?*nnan. in thi. country He hoped that they would increase their exertions for SSara! &""? -d ,h" ?-"? *" - ~ ^X&v^s^g.saST' *? Chureh vJ vLUl,,< ?****' D V of ,h? Pre.byterian the foUow.nR rewTution-r? C"mB *?d propo,ed of Dromotinv'rliii.''11 the If feat and interesting enterprite SoiSwaffiSS0!? hib?rty ?,nd cvanK?l'?l piety in tribution of the Bible and ? 0f1.0o}P2>rt*ur? in th? ii* COb00k' d"nandou' printing prou, and ^uEF?ff'?ETl^^n* E? .'r0" " these word?: ^tXrebi' M*L , UP?n th? four (idea or squares. upon which lii!n.t iUe " ,,IPPorte'l. are tableaux which are de signed to represent tlie life and liberty of the world. &?...?? .?f thM0 018 names of the mo.T di. ?f?fc\ Phl,0,?Pher?, theologians, historian, and distinguished men of literary genius that hav* ornajnente3 the age. of the wor/d/ On'th. ot dSS&JliSrr ?!*??? "??t <?>* who were most w?rl)P i their advocacy of freedom all over the the^r . ,tood couspicnous the names of y'r?".n countrj men. There stood the Declaration of therTO^ Th8;^1./1 .dI,tinSu?hed names that figured ton^the faTh-r ?r ^ h? name of thcir own Wafhing HwcJik ind ih. fo^C0Untrr3:rthe "arae# of ?U2r^5' ud . fathers of the revolution. On the i>Uts ci'irkTn^ ?-!lnar?e' ?r the Promi?ent philanthro i ists, cracking olt the fetters of the slave. And airftin he "aw the form of Christianity kneeling down recoiv' i"1i?e WMni??,f|,llt0ratllr* and olr"',,"on the seeds 'l,e- ? a* not the conception grand? Under the influ. of printing ,|tri! ?^.'"''Khtenment produced by the art foctod" %ov bliil?!? J'Viirev0,Ut'? har? n?>t been ef ected. Inoy talked of the power of the press What .nd bltVtZhl^'f' llready head, had bowed ?nu Knees nail trembled before its power. Its mio-htv in. fluences were wielded and extended, so as to direct o^Din otWnk CchaSV T' ,<5",timent' anJ mak? millions afone the h i " in"tr',ment a> the press converts not the humblo mechanic who works it with iron dwiWn'wllhiVffi11"''int0 a man of industry, but on Station, of the Vending him forth to the ha nations o> the civilized. To demonstrate the manifold iftSSSStfJP?1 inve'?ti0n- ?0uld onl>' 1,0 considered S * that impression which we all carry in our on mj^,'07 about it. The reformation dawned uik the woridTh^HnJ?fn?Ung IOOn Tead lu truth" befor# Husr kindled hiS1?! w"u?P<"?'y advocated In Oxford, was ??^S Bohemia, where his own blood !h!iL! . by reason of his temerity : but the art of F!"""? wat not yet known. But Luther stepped forward once between th! ?' W^nbu?, and behoTthcK 'rhL Ji i .? u jbscnce and the presence of printinir ' SuK5? r1'!1 refcrre3 to the pretermission of liberty and evangelical piety. There was eoin* on for a long time one great controversy in this world wfilch was worthy of enlisting the thoughts of e^ery o'ne-he new" Thll'Sh bctwte? reliP,ou' freedom and dark ncss. This v, as the great struggle that agitates Christian Kuropc, and would continue to agitate it until the gospel Mw^n," ,prC8 throuKhout Ao earth. The despotic were opposed to.the spread of the gos r?lio^ . ? p?i!,2 co1ulJ ncver e*i?t in tlie presence of Thif ouM?Hn i dc,Pot' were jealous of Its success. This question was now in progress of agitation on the continent of Europe. It wa. this struggle fo? eccle Mastical power, that causes all the wais in Kuron? _ like (heT^wmof {hr?Ugh0Uit ? at continent was' heaving j the ,ett" A Ba*ter and a Bunyan were mnri^n i ago ; "nd moro recently a Monet was B?sho, nn i?Rorae- because he dissented from h" tJishoj) on the ground ol his utterine a treason as tho law would have it He had gone to visit him in h^ve Thl?"llred -W'l10 ha<1 ^ ?ympathy of this a?* , ^ were in Italy numbers who were ervintr settled'vet.8 Thi.' f K?,plL Thi' ^ue,tion was no? settled yet The connection between Church and State e"la" ed the ?P{ie?'l of the gospel on the old continent in order to sever its baneful influence. Scotland was now it wMgnowonH ^e,he.m,tnCipati01; ,n thi* ,ute of thingi, , ,7^ . wonder that the press should be guarded against All books were looked uuon as contraband, and were de nied free adnussinn in Italy. In Xante! it ua >k , aasSiPs.-aa ?izixr& estabLhed" 'The '^JeTo\^^SsTa".'t" W.y'^t<yut t0 makc Christians. In N?. as.ts, ffiSST Sf??,P?"U*ei wb'ch remlars the^.pre.doT svJtem" T?net^'i #?' "r ,bould P"1 <lown this J stem, i ract societies were established in i-nn.. ai?J(v'ri0?i; other parts; and they had^sm? ployed agents to work out theircirculation every where ?Vnh??? ench people the truth, and the present strug ?L .,C#ptici,IB and infidelity that existed there would be put an end to France had done some service L(juis^n^ntl'n.nt' ai 7" "vid?nt. both in Montreal and A V"? U?.n ,WM here Put Md carried. . A, ,?t.teJf was hero read from Judge BraaiE*. stati r he had left Washington, and got as far as Philadelphia for the purpose of attending the meeting; but was coun termanded by a special message, r<K,ul?W UamraM there, on the subject of the wJr With Me.fco P .H^-Trr:?.W" hereupon called upon to apeak aa a aub stitute for Dr. Berrien, on whom he passed a high and flattering eulogy for his services in tfie cause of tie goi pel. He was called away by the Congress of hi.coun that was to be shTd l? uP?n bl?<W ..'L !" be shed upon the land In consequence of thi' I!?, asperiUes of party. He wa. called upon to le t,islate upon sccnes of carnage. For my part I have more faith in the Bible, and in it. powerful influence for spreading peace over the world, than I have in rfke. and warand^^ti' lndul?ed the hope that the times of ar.?n.? bloodshed wore ended, and that we were become and free people, free in battling for the right ? , V. ?i .aVe t.ha' redemption which <Jod has purchav t?ir Ik 'li wT at w? ?nonld have had the glorious task, the high honor of pouring among the heaOien na river n/YT? ^ i? Sf C*plh* ot d,rkna>?. the rich,broad ?r?vto them" TK^ s y ^ 8Qspel which we should carry to them. That American blood would arain be poured out in unholv war, and would again be shed like water on the earth, I had hoped would never again be us bTL? h " by V ?r by?h0,e who ?hall cornea/ter (}^d m^*t'ry of the wonder-working (iod.such a crisis as we now see, and which is to he b} "i* Christian, has arrived in our country. 1 W. awl always wUl say, I have no faith but In the principles of perfect peace; I have no faith hut in the HdfcC?lP i* ?vangelicaJ truth. I would be willing u> risk the loss of all Wat can please and flatter the boasting pride and ambitious expectations of worldly glory, for I the far higher, greater and nobler glory of obtaining ac | ceptance with that blessed Beviour. who. himselffhw V.o?|U?K .e ?T' f of P*t??nt forbearance: of whom it is said, that when ho was reviled ha revliei not again " I I l?^:.PP^- ^ ' "I"5" *'iowed the eipress&n, 1 would say I know no politic, but the right of truth and of the gospel. This world has a claim upon us for a f.'1?* ,'J of Christ?it calls loudly upon us for this light and knowledge to be sent out to it. 1 leok with ar dent hope for the reign of such t>olltlc-for the reign of limUth *0,')' truth. 1 look for It even in the m <Kt of .UnH ,**?' 11 m*y b?- perhap., that thi. dark fil i i , war. and mean, of bringing out over the land, the gloriou.daylight; for it is Jesuswho rules over the earth: and though we witness the evil working of the wrath of man, yet he it is who will cause that "the wrath of man shall yet praise Him." I come here for the purpose of presenting before yon a resolution, and con fess that I do not feel competent at this stage to take the place of him who was to have offered it That resolution | ?ays this Society ought to aim at nothing lese than the conversion of the world to Ood." This is, indeed, an Important resolution, and it contains two great topics for consideration, Am, the great result to be arrived at, and .. D*n\ P^'V ^ Jn*tn?nienf?1lty by which that great result is to be brought about The conversion of the world is the great object which has engrossed the attention of Christiana for manv years. We must cast our bread nnon the waters of the g^t river of human life and destiny, and in time we shaiNKar of the effects produced by the precious seed. This bread of life to be disseminated is that which sets the cap tive free?which elevates the degraded?which comforts them that mourn?which lifts up thorn that are bowed down. All our labors and efforts combined, in despite of all the powerful machinations of flatan, will eventually be crowned with success?^will bring about the'desired result?and will turn the world to Christ, breed is net seat out by a sect or party,merely-the f*r beyond and above the little tents la which we 'dwell, separate and apart from on* another; It is erected high npoa the mountain top; and aa from the top of Pisgah, the view which it U extended in a boundless vision over the whole extent of the world, and of the destinies of man. I know of no difference of sect in the right to take the awae, or claim the privilege, of being a worker in this great work of converting the world. This world ia a r*deemed world. There is no man but we may say to him, "Ood has bought voui bv his blood." We may offer to all the worR a fountain which washes out of man the stains which sin t iw VV'l aP^ied the Sauls and enemies of the f hurch of Ood. who are persecuting and layinp it waste. Not only is it a redeemed world, but It is a wait ing world. The highway for the truth ia an open hiKh wav. There is no people upon earth save, with one exception, (the Roman C atholics.) who are not open, and waiting for the glorious rava-l lation of the Oosyet of Christ I wUl lay before rou a wonderful evidence of this state of maa Wad, in waiting to receive the gospel Though papal ?joma aay? you shall not hava the goepel, yal, pagan China, on the contrary, has aysnei tba gates ai toler*- | I tion for thi* glorious Ko?pel. Hare U the evidanca. (Mr Tine here unfolded and extended before the immense audience, the vermillion decree of the Kmperor of Chine, giving toleration to ell per tout professing Christianity, in hi* dominion*. It we* e long tcroll, in venniJlion color, flllad with Chinese character*, iu exhibition made a great eeneation, and wa* received with loud thundere of applause.) Thia i* the famou* Vermillion decree, which declares that the Pope of Home ihall not have the power any longer to ihut out from the < hinese empire the word of God, the Bible. The Emperor of China here *ay? in these line*, that wot only you who venerate cross ea, but you, alao, who refuee to venerate them, *hall be universally and altogether all of you tolerated : fchame, then, to the hypocrisy which would refuse to send the message of Christ to this people. Shame to those who, when the walla of Jericho are thna battered down and are fallen,and when there remain* nothing to do but enter In and obtain the fniiu of the victory, yet refuse to join and engage in the glorious work. (Immense applause.; 1 say it i* a waiting world, it is an open world. There is no part of the earth where we are not permitted to enter.? we may reach the barbarous African, the learned Chi nese?we may combat the complicated system of the Hin doo?wo may carry the light of truth everywhere. Not, 1 mean, the dividing principles of sectarian disputations, but a plain and simple story, vlx:?that God has given his life to save the world?from death ami sin, and misery.? This it is which will penetrate the heart* of the hanfest; this too, ia to be done by the united co-operation of all evangelical nations. I am not in the habit of recognising that Christians are of many denominations. 1 behold a superiority in the simple name o^Christ, far above that of any church or churchman. (Great applause.) 1 am oblig ed to make n violent effort in order to be able to know what is the difference. And what is it I Do we not all hone to meet at the feet of Jesus I Do we not all hope to be covered with that righteousness which will hide every sin? Do we not all believe that we are equally loved and blessed of God I Do we not all look for that great day whan we shall altogether forget in what cor ner of the world we were born T We have bean edu cated in the enjoyment of that great national distinction of being tha people of a redeeming God, of him who was mane (in 'or ns, who knew no sin, that we might be made righteous in Him. I have even tried to be a secta rian, but I could not 1 delight not in thia plan of spend ing our time in building fence* which are to aeparate an I divide us from one another. In my hnpible opinion, a summer ipent in building nothing but fences, will bring forth a winter of starvauon,\without yielding any crop (Enthusiastic applause.) 1 prefer to think of hose thing* in which as Christians we are united, and they constitute the whole truth which is necessary to save us from sin. Thia society is bound to go forward ; its conrse must be onward, arrested by no difficulties, discouraged by no disappointments, cast*down by no obstacles. I wish I had the time to point out what to my mind appear to be some of the measure* which might be adopted. There i* one point, however, which has not been touched upon, and this 1 will briefly notice. 1 should like to see the periodical of the jlmerican Mntenger converted into a daily penny paper, to be disseminated extensively in liou of muon of the poison which in such a cheap form i* presented to the public. When I am on the steamboat going to, or coming from the city where 1 lately resi ded, I tee newiboy* with tile* of the vileit trash, the National Police Gaxette, of which they dispose of many score*, containing the vile temptation and incitement to lead into the snares of satan. When I see this, 1 wish this *ociety would employ colporteurs in this city and on the wharves, when the steamboats start, to offer a paper which would direct to good, and, instead of laying open the vile rece*ses of sin, would point to, and relate tha wonderful works of God. Dr. Tyng concluded by a brief, but eloquent peroration, in which be accused him self of temerity, ana thanked the people for the forbear ance and patience with which they had listened to him. Dr. AnDr.RtoN then ro*e and seconded the motion, and the reiolution wa* unanimously adopted. On motion, it wa* reaolved that the oflicer* of tho society for the en suing year, be the same a* for the last year, with the ex ception of Dr. Ruddock. Unanimously adopted. Where upon, after a doxology had been *ung and a benediction given, the meeting adjourned. American Antl-S ltTtrjr Hotlcty gecoml I)n y?-Afternoon ScHion? Furlorn Oii alaught on the Churches. The abolitionists met a^tiin yesterday afternoon, at the Society Library; There was a considerable number present, and after some Little business Parke* Pillsbubv commenced (peaking in relation to the Mexican war. Here, said he, we are about com mencing a war with Mexico, and here are gathered in this city any quantities of clergymen, and what are they here for ? To inquire into the right of thii war I No: but to discuss about infant sprinkling and the like. I believe the clergy are glad of thii war, so that thay may get rid of the surplus population whom they cannot convert. The holy alliance nas alio been in session. The aecti are all at sword's point* with each other on matter* of doc trine, but can all unite for the purpoae of trying to crush the only *ect who are at all anti-slavery?I mean the Ca tholic*. (Cheer* and hisses.) Rev. Mr. Obkw arose and *aid?Sir, 1 rise to correct the Ntatement which Mr. Pillsbury ha* made, sir. Hi* charge, ilr, against the church i* not true, *ir. Manv of tne rhurche*, among these the Presbyterian, the Baptist, ami the Methodist, have entered their protest against slavery Sir, we should tell the truth, for it we do not, wo *ha"ll not be believed when we do. Pii.lsbubv.?Mr. tirew did n't understand my remarks. I was speaking of the church generally ; but with re gard to the Wesleyon Church, which Mr. Orew spoke of a* having seceded from the Methodist Church, it ia a wolf in sheep's clothing. I'd rather meet ten Methodist Kpiscopalians than one Wesleyan. 1 met one the other day at a convention at Lowell, and a more carping knave never went unwhipped of justicc , and ha would thank Mr. Orew for defending him. Mr. Gbew.?I have n't defended any knave, dr. Pillsbubt.?Who ever heard of a church that ilisfel lowahipped a man for buylag and selling human flesh 1 Voice.?i hare. The McDougal street Baptist Church excluded a member who went to the South and became a slaveholder. Pjllsbubv.?Set that down?it's the first instance of the kind I ever heard of. Voice.?Moreover, air, I protest against the Catholic Church being made an exception. Look at Brazil. Are they not Catholics there 1 aud where is there a worse system of slavery ? Then look at the Irish. Arc tiiey not Catholics, and the worst haters of negroes T If a Catholic can make money by slave holding, he'll do it aa quick as any one. (Cheers and I. uses.) Pills bust.?There is an old adage, " Give the devil his duej" and the Pope certainly is nt worae than the devil; and he has issued a bull calling upon the faithful to give up their slave*. That's more than our Protestant Pope has done. The American Church ha* iaaued no bull against slavery. I don't see much difference between the Catholic and Protestant Church. They've both got to be routed and extirpated irom the earth before hu manity can live. (Hisses.) Here a gentlemen asked what anti-slavery was 1 Then, about a dozen persons, including Garrison and Burleigh, rose to answer, and about half an hour was spent in settling who should have the floor?amid cries of " Order," " Burleigh," " Oarrison," hisses and cheers. .At last, Mr. Burleigh got the floor, and gave his defini tion. from which others dissented ; and the meeting got into a general squabble, and adjourned to meet again this morning. Board of Education. I Stated Mbetiwo?-The President in the chair. The minutes of the preceding meeting were reed and approved. Commtmieatitni.?Application from Commiasioners of 1st ward for an appropriation for School No. 14 Re ferred. Two similar applications from other wards were pre sented and referred. Rtforti.?Mr. Masoi* presented the report o( the spe cial committee in relation to the appointment of Stephen Hasbrouck School Commissioner lor the 14th ward, in the place of P. W. Kngs?which was read. The commit tee stated that after a lull investigation of the facts con tained in the paper presented by Dr. Hasbrouck, they wore of opinion that his appointment was aot valid, and recommended that the paper should be returned to him. It was moved and seconded that the report be accepted. Mr. Kbases said, as one of the committee, he hail dif fered from the majority. snd hsd drawn up a minority re port, which he wlshod to road before the question was put. Leave was given, snd he read a very king and able paper stating his reasons for not signing the majority re port, insisting that, both bv the common and statute law of the State. Or. Ilashronclt's appointment was valid, and that he should be allowed to tsko his seat In thr Board as n School Cotnml?*ioncr for the 14th ward. Mr. Allen said it was a most surprising thing how his friend soould fix his mind so wide of the mark. He won dered very much how the rentleman could have differed from ths majority of the romatiiiee. He was of opinion that the majority took the cor rect view of the case. There 'was no naalogy between it and the case ef Mr. Knars. The statute says if there is a vacancy in the Board t>y death or resig nation. the Common Council must All H up; hut Mr. F.ngs fastened on the fact, that his ease was aot oae o( death or resignation, and hence the Common Council had no rower to interfere. That question has now been decided y the highest tribunal in the State : the Supreme Court has decided that the Common Council must fill all vacan cies, whether they occfcr by death or otherwise. In this case the vacancy waa attempted to be Alleil by three per sons assuming to be Justices cf the Peare. % Mr. Nicoli. said it was a grave question, and a grea? deal of doubt hanging around it; and as this see the last meeting of the Board, and a new election would take place in three weeks, he would move to lay the whole matter on the table for the present, and let the people settle the question for themselves st U.?.*i-uu? election The Question was then put, snd 1 [having, voted! n fc, affirmative, and 10 in the negative, the motion to lay on the table was carried. . . ? A report from the Countv Superintendent, m aaawor to a resolution of the Board, ssfcin* the' for his views in relation to several matter* connected with pubUc Question, wss read. The report .une.ted several alterations in the school system, but esperlallr aa *.ntil*tion. It suggested that school rooma should be ventilsted on the same plan as the English House of Com %n; Wheei.fb said that the views of the County Su perintendent were called for by him, and he thought that that icentlemsn and Doctor Orlscom. whose lettered been just read, had taken extraordinary |>ains In insti gating tlie subject, and the thanks of the citizens were due to them, lie then concluded by offering the follow ing resolution, which was unanimously adopted Unsolved, That the thanks of this Board be tendered to DmAo'i* Orlscom, for his able communication on the sub ject of ventilation, accompanying the reprtt if ?S County Superintendent, and that Sve hundred oo| ies of the report and communication be printed The BiaN then adjourned to this day fortnit ht

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