Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 12, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 12, 1846 Page 1
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j SmP' ^ .At. t. .1 11. . I TH1 I Vol. XII, No. M?.Wkalc No. 4487. Trial of Spcnccr Tor the Murder of bis Wife 111 Jersey City. CO VST or OYIR AND T1HMINES, Ht'DSON CO. H. I. Before < hief Justice Hnriihlowar. uuJ Justices John Tonnell, Junr , James McDonnell, John Griffiths, John O. Speer, C. Van Winkle, and DeKay. fol'sth DAT. The court met at 10 o'clock) and in the courae of the day the gallery was crowded to exceil with ladiee, while the bodv of the court room did not present such a strong array of spoc'atnrs as on the three previous days The prisoner took his usual place near his counsel. His father sat beside him. JrsTUs L Dohbims recalled?Direct examination resumed on part of the State, by the Attorney (Jeueral?I went into .Mr Harrison's for the pistol on the evening referred to in my examination; I discharged the pistol? I fire barrels only?1 could not discharge the sixth; I told Spencer I discharged five barrels, but could not the sixth; he answered, "I suppose it is the one that I could not fire off;" lie then asked me for the pistol; this was on the 3d of July; he said the barrel not discharged would rust; I then gave him the pistel; he did not return it; 1 did not ask him lor it; on the 3d July he said he wished to have u conversation with me, and asked me to walk out with him for that purposa; it was, I suppose, about 3 o'clock, just after dinner; we walked down to the river; be then commenced a conversation in a very gentlemanly way, and talked about the difficulties existing between him and his wile; he said that he was of a very irritable nature, and so was his wife; and lie rather thought he had been mo^t to blame; 1 remarked that 1 thought ha had been most to blame; be said he loved her dearly, and thought sho did him; he said he wished her to go with him; lie suid be wonld give me $1(10 if 1 would induce n?r 10 g? who mm; l told him he need not make any offer of that kind; that I wiihedfthem to live together if they rouM;tihe stated he said many things in passion that be did not mean at all; that he believed she meant to do right; he said he should pursue a different course from what he had with her; that he would endeavor not to use any batsh language in future, nor to get excited; it was partly in consequence of this conversation that 1 permitted him to keep the pistol,in consequence of the confidence it inspired;it was also partly from tho coufl dence that his wile had in hiin that he would behave himself; 1 saia on yesterday that there were two reports; I supposed that the pistol, had discharged at the first report, it sounded very loud; she turned upon the first report as I staled yesterday; the exclainatiou of, "1 am shot, or I am dead," took place after the second report; she screamed en the first report; the bed-room is 8 feet by 10. A diagram of the room was here put in. The LK runes suggested that the jury should go down during the recess to view the locality. The Coust lied no objection at some future stage of the trial, to ullow this course, and presumed that there would bo no objection to allow the witness to go with them and point out the localities Both parties were understood to acquiesce, and it was agieed to visit the J treatises, ii the jury should require it, this (Saturday) ore noon, before the sitting of the Court. WirriKss, in continuation?My mother was coming out of thu front door a lew moments alter the shot was fired, and I was going out at the time, having hold of the prisoner; my mother then came into the room after some police officers came in; my mother passed right to my aister standing by the lounger; 1 then turned and went to my sister near the lounger: I after this went to the Justice's office: I dout know tno distance; it is probably a little more than one block; I did not go into the Juttlce's office; I was not absent from the house above five minutes; my sister had a dress; 1 recollect what kind of one it was; ! saw tlie hole in the dress of my sister before ? kmu iiviu uer; mj siner wua twenty six years 01 [The drcu which was worn by the deceased was here produced. It was of lilao color, and a plaid muslin. It was rmeared over r/itii blood, which, in some parts, was much coagulated. The shoes worn by the deceased on the occasion were also produced, as well as some other articles of dress?they were all smeared over with blood. The production of these articles caused a deep sensation in Court ] Witsiii in continuation?On the night of the 1st of July 1 saw the pistol in his hand; when the arrest was made 1 went to New York and remained there for some timo and then returned; before 1 left for New York I gave directions that the prisoner should not be admitted to the house, and told the prisoner alio; Mr Tatty, tha boarder referred to yesterday, slept in the same room with me on the night of the lit of July; we slept in the same room together during that eveuiug; there was no quarrelling between them; there had been much quarrelling between the prisoner and the deceased between tbe 17th of May and the 1st of July; it was upon the 17th of May tha' tbey cams to reside at our house, and in about inree or four days after these unpleasant dithcul -- i -i i?i i-j -> J * 1 < <] vuuiiuDHviiii, tucjr uau <|uunrieu a; uuioa between this period and the 1st of July. C' nn-rxaminni?.My sitter was married to Mr. Spancer in Clevelaud, Ohio ; they lirtt became acquaiuted in Columbu*, Ohio; they became slightly acquainted in the winter of 1844, 1 dont know the month ; they were married in April. 1846; he called once at ou- hou-m after they became acquainted ; and ho returned in the anring, I think in March, then be commenced his courtshtj, and they were married in ubeut six weeks. The 8tst>: had no objection that the circumstances of the courtship should be enquired into; but did not see what it had to do with the case before the Court. The Dsrxxca stated they would make that appear by and by. Tha Attormet Gkxkhat. objected to the defence geing into any matteis previous to the 17th ol May. The Dsvevck lelt it incumbent upon them to adopt snoh a course, and the object would be made apparent in a few seconds, embracing the must important point of the prisoner's defence. TheCocrT did not sen the relevancy of the introduction of testimony having reference to the courtship. Tho Attok.vlt Gen* hal objected to such a course as that proposed by the defence. 'I he ('oi'kt doliberuted hereupon in full bench, and the Chiei Justice stated they could sot see the relevancy of introducing the circumstances of the courtship?the marriage, and such matters?now. They should first ascertain what was the nature of the question to he proposed, in order to be able to judge of its admissibility.' The DtraMCE contended they had a right to go into those mutters proposed liy them. They intended to rely principally upon tne witnesses on the part of the prosecution lor the greater part of their defence; and if at any time, in the course of the trial, they should lay the gtound-work for the introduction ol such testimony, they had a right to do so. They would now go into another branch of the case?reserving to themselves the right to enter upon tho course they uow pro|?ose. The CocrtT; afier explaining its views in relation to the question at issue, ruled against the Defence; unless the questions they proposed to put to the witness arose out of the direct examination of the witness. Question on part of the defence?Where did the prisoner reside at the time of the marriage! Objected to on the part of the State, on the ground of its being irrelevant to the issue before the court The IltntMc here contended thai, inasmuch as the prorccution had gone into matters previous to the 1st of JIIIf nr.a V..k?. I 1 IT.I. ..t \1.? They did this iu order to anticipate their defence, and furnish the legal presumption?and they have gone even hryoivl this?in order to show, by direct testimony, that this was u premeditated act on the part of the prisoner The Cottar here explained that in an indictment for murder, it was competent for tho State to go into evidence to show that lor rome time previous, the prisoner had shown a malicious feein g? a fretful, malignant disposition. We hold it is competent for the prosecution to show malice?threats; and in a case for murder, tried before the court, it was allowed to go so far back as eleven years, to show malice. It is perfectly competent for the prisoner, in his defence, to show uniform kind trsatnunt on his part towards the wife after their marriage; but the course proposed by the defence, in going into the matters of the comb-hip fid su< h other matters, in the way they new propose, we deem contrary to the rules of evidence. cross examined in continuation?I came to reside in Jersey City in June. 1845, at No. 8 Washington stieet; my mother and sister were with me; wo came from Columbus, Ohio; it was about the middle ot April when we left; we stopped at Cleveland, where we remained for three or four days; we thru went to Buffalo, and nrxt to Geneva, and staid there about a month; Spencer accompanied me to Buffalo, and lelt me there; theie w as :io otuer person with us till we reached Geneva; I knew a Mr. C.C. Richardson. The Stati objected to this line of examination. The iii rcvus" stated that they introduced it in order to test tho credibility of tho witness as to his whereabouts at different times, end the rort of corn puny he was in The Cot'st ruled out the question proposed by the delouce. on the ground of it* irrelevancy, and being contrary to tho rule* of evidence. The llnrni i conteodad that the queition arose out of the diiecL They merely wanted to ??certain if C. C. Richardson hed been with the witueat lrom Columbue to Buffalo? ATToasir.T (liitoii.?If the examination will ?top ti ers, we have no objection. The Dcrsiscc would not stop there. Crmt+rramtnation resumed?Mr. Spencer and my titter lelt me at Buffalo. Mr. Spencer left my mother, my titter, ami myself at Geneva, and went to Ohio. Q ? Did Vira. Spencer refute to go Ohio, and wished to no to Jersey city with her mother! Objected to by the State, but withdrawn. (Question allowed. WiT.tstt?She wished to come with ua to New Jeriey; 1 u as informed of this; Spencer said he wished his wile to accompany him: my mother and lister taid they would go to New York; my sitter at one time refused to go with him to Ohio; Spencer gave a good many reasons for wiabing her to go with him; 1 can't recollect all that wat said; I dont recollect any reason; 1 was about a month at Geneva; we were at Geneva about two weeks when he came there with hit wife; duiing those two weeks there t as a great deal of trouble theie as to whether she should goto New York or to Ohio with Mr. Spencer; Spencer waa often much excited during this peiiod, and appeared distressed about being separated lrom hie wile; I saw him often tin tears durmg 'hi* tiae, about three or four tnnos; he wished her to aecogfplny him: I heard him in the most touching manner beg of his wife to accompany him to Ohio instead of going to New York, I don t know that my mother retused to allow them to cohabit together; they did cot cohabit together at Geneva; I think, however, that they slept together at man and wife; 1 heard ior the Arst time of their marriage at Geneva; we left them at Buflalo; and they were gone twe weeks together, ] befoie they caino to Geneva; and were married two weeks bvfoie my mother and myself knew it Vthun we came to Geneva, he did not sleep with my sister; he stop|>ed at another boueo, a tavern, and Mrs Spencer slept with lay mother; my mother and Mrs Spencer did not refute to eilow Mr. Spencer to sleep at the house. My sister informed me not until two days alter their arrirtil, that they were married , this wat Ai-i-i I iouud out his character lrom his uncle ' Ui reset. -Don't miud that nr; I did not ask you about E NE NEW hif character ; we shall go into that too, by and by, if you choose. Wrritcaain continuation?Mr. Spencer left Geneva 1 think, the <iny before we did. I don't know that I ever hoard Snenrer rnnwnt tn >ii? V?v?,-lr we caoae directly through to New York, and we remained a little over a week, at the Barcls? *treet Hotel. Durance?Now air, who called toaee your mother and later at the hotel? Objected to on part of the 8tate. \V itnr?a in continuation?We went to Jeraey city after this and took a home, we were strangers there at this time; I took the hou e mvaelf. Objected to ' n part of the State. Theoartnca here stated that it was eaaential to the defence to enter into thia line of examination, without explaining in the heating of the witness what woa their object witnt is in continuation?I took the house from Mr. Clark; I had no means when I came to New York The Urate objected to thia question. Witness?I did not pay in advance. The Statu objected to thia anawer being ruled in.? They aliould confine themselves at the opposite tide strictly to the ruling of the Court. WiT.xass in continuation?I resided in this house in Washington street from June 1840 to May 1846 with my mother; then they removed to the house where the murder was committed; Mrs. Spencer resided in the house at Washiugton street soma six weeks; Spencer came to the houso in July 1845; Mrs Spencer did not go with Spencer when he left; he did not return until I7lh of May. 184*1; my aister left after Spencer; I went in when Spencer was there at the house in Washington street. an l told lum I di<l not want liiin there; he was then speaking to hi? wife; this waa not my first remark to him; I llrst askad him when he came "what way he came anil when he came;" my sister left the room; he replied that he came over the mountains from Pennsylvania; my sister got apand left the room; the was crying at the time; I got up and told him I did not wish him to he running through my house in that way; I wished him to leave the house, I then went down to dinner; he, by the by, remarked to mo. "that he would leave;" I told him "I wiibe I he would;" 1 said this 1 presume in some waimth; I don't know that I said 1 would put him out: 1 should nut wonder if 1 did say so; when I said this to him. his wifo said "don't ytu say an> thing to him Louis," addressing me, "he will go in a few minutes;" when I said "lie should go," he appoared very calm indeed; his wile left that evening, as I understood, nuder a pretence that she had gone out shoppiag; iter trunk wa? taken the day; 1 heard none of tno conversation that occurred between Spencer and his wife; 1 did not see Mrs. Spencer or Mr. Spencer again until the 17th of May following, when 1 first saw Spencer at the house in VVashingion street; 1 had just come in. The Court here, at 1 o'clock; took a access, and returned at 3>s o'clock, when the cross examination of Mr. Dobbins was resumed. The Dkfk.vck hero asked the witness in relation to the letter which had been addressed to Mrs. Dobbins, when, The Court expressed its determination in the future course of the trisil to strictly confine the State and the defence to the rules of evidence. No new matter can be introducod in cross-examination ; and if the defence had a wish to introduce it, and prove any fact, they could call up the witness on the defence. The Dcrcscc continued to crn??-exatnine. When 8pencer and his wife returned on 17th May, 1848, to the house at New Jersey, they remained about two or throe weeks. kutiTios ?Who hired the house end owned the furniture 7 Objected to. Witiscss, in continuation?I heard that Spencer gave my sister, Mra. Spencer, during their difficulties, a large lum 01 money. Objected to by the State. The Defknc* ottered this teitimony to show, that a feeling of kindnesa existed on the part of the prisoner towards the family, aa this sum of money was given lor the purpose of purchasing'-a wedding dress for witness's sister, who was in Michigan. WiTUBBs?1 heard so from my sister. Question ruled out. Witness, in continuation?I know that between the 17th May and 16th July, Mr. Spencer wanted my sister to travel with him. 1 know he wanted her three or four times. He used to cry very often. I heard him make this request over in rav mother's presence ; I presume he might have been in tears on one such occasion ; I don't think I can be positive on that; 1 can't give the precise language which he used when he wanted Mrs Spencer to go with him travelling. He would say, ''Mary, won't you go with me T" l can't say that I saw him on one of those occasions on his knees ; I think I have seen him on Ins knees upon one occasion to his wife ; he was in tears then ; be cried pretty often ; I can't tell how often I saw him cry between the id and 14th of July ; I saw him on the morning of the 3d of July ; he was crying at that time, and asked me to let him in ; 1 never heard my mother say, when he was going to travel, that his wife should not go with him. I Some further argument arose in relation to the introduction of testimony, the State having objected to the line of cross-examination. Witness, in continuation'The money that Spencer gave his wife?leferred to already?was deposited in 7th Ward Bank to my credit. No part of the money was drawn out before her death. It was subsequent to her death, in order to defray the expenses of her funeral. 1 never heard Mra. Dobbins interfere with Mrs. Spencer,to prevent her going with Mr. Spencer. She invariably said ahe might act ua she would. Mra. Spencar slept al-, ways with Mr. Spencer at our bouse, in Jersey City while they staid there, except one night. When first they came there, they slept up stairs, and afterward! slept down staira. James Patten was the only boarder that staid with us; he is a sales uvea iiuuiKin tti oi reari street, new 1 otk Patten wui a married man, his wife was living in Michigan. lie came to hoard with us a few ilayi before Mr. Spencer and hi* wiie returned, on the 17th of May, and he left on the 'M July ; I saw him a few (lavs ago ; he slept above stairs in the house ; 1 don't see Patten heie in Courtf on the night ol this difficulty, on 1st July, Patten was in his bed; 1 cant tell when he got up, but w hen I came in alter 1 had goue out, 1 found him in the room with Mr. and Mrs Spencer ; I know Mr. Hichardson ol New York ; be was not there the night of the difficulty ; there was no other man at the house the night of this difficulty on id July?not to my knowledge, until I bad returned from the Police office. When I fhst came down on the evening ol 1st of July, I can't say positively that 1 used obscene language, and was violent, threatening Mr. Spencer ; Mrs. Spencer's room up stairs was situated next to Mr. Patten's room, and mine ; Spencer said to me the night of this difficulty, that "all he wanted was, that his wife should treat him as a husband, and not as a dog." 1 think he wrote a note, but did not send it to his wite 1 went up to my sister, and asked her to come down; Mrs, S|>encer came down; when Mr. Spencer went up stair* Tatten waa in his room ; Spencer, when he went up stairs, rapped at the door of my mother's room, and asked if his wila was there ; be was told " yes he then said what was you doing ia the hull, yon just came out of that door?meaning the door of Patten's room. There wa? some conver*ation down stairs about her being in Pat ten's room ; Spencer and Patten slept together that night in the same bed On the night of the 14th of July, Kich ardson was in the house, he came there with Mr. Spencer ; he camo there by appointment on the same day ; I heard him tell Spencer he would be there in the evening ; .Mrs. Spencer and my mother were pre-cnt. This took place at the house about II o'clock in the forenoon; Kichurdson came there that morning, by appointment, in iiicBtjuce ui hid nine panics, my motner, ,>lra. r?pciicer, Richardson, anil my sell The State objected to the introduction of matter* in relation to Richardson. The Defence atated their object was to (how that Mrs Spencer wai found in the room of Richardson on the day previous to this homicide ; and this was tho cause of all these difficulties. The object was to show that all the?e difficulties arose in consequence ; and, it was not likely that these witnesses would he rery friendly towards the prisoner. If the defence could show a state of facts that would produce a frame of mind which would amount to legal exculpation of the prisoner on the charge of the homicide, they not attempting. at the same time, to justify the act; the court ought to peimit the defence to go into this courseol inquiry under tne circumstances of the case : and it Was essential, ihmmuch if they could show that Mrr Spencer was found in Richardson's loom tho day previous to this homicide, it would tend materially to mitigate the character of .his bomicie. The Attorkkt General contended It was no matter what they could introduce as to the character ol the ilif Acuities, no matter what might have occurred at New York, hut he would ask. could anything occurring ut New Yoik, the day previous or on any oiber day, justify this homicide ; and, beside* all this, this vert Mr. lUchardson himself, who had been so frequently rclei red to, was in attendance in oouit here for the last few days as their own witness. The Defcncc expressed a determination to examine him. The CocaT hare commented upon the course pursued in ielation to the admissibility of the testimony proposed hy the delence, which it contended waa oontrary to the rules of evidence The Uirance here further contended they had a right to introduce testimonv sriiins i C-ouht?You ?tot to prove adultery committed in New Yoik, by the cioss-examination of this witness, uue or two days previous to thi* cane of homicide, which we are trying; you can prove tlieae facts, it you choote to do to, on j our defence, but not in this way. WiTKust.? When I was returning on the night of the 14th, or the morning ol the 15th oi Jaly, when the murder waa committed, I met Mr Richardson The State here objected to this question. Witness, in continuation ?Mr Richardson was there the evening of the 14th: Mrs Spencer went out to take a walk that evening; Richardson was in the house; he did not go out immediately after Mrs. Spencer; Spencer and Richardson came in about 8 o'clock, together; Richardson and Mrs. Spencer did not go out together that evening; I state this positively; 1 went after tho second shot was fired to the Justice's office; Richardson was there, he did not come to the house with me; I saw Uichardson alter I returned to the house; it was about 1 o'clock, alter the last boat had gone;! supposed " had not gone over; 1 had been told where he stai I tnat night in .New Jersey; I made the deposit of the ..undred dollars in the 7th ward Bank on the 3d J t?v; 1 received the money Irom my mother on tt, 3d of July; Spencer had a conversation with m? I think he cried on the occasion; we walked u wards the dock; it was then h# offer ed me $100 If | would induce her to go with him; he said he would do ny thing If I would inouce tier to go with him; he a *ed me to try end soften my mother's feelings towsrds him; alter the conversstieu 1 saw him go into the littlai corner grocery opposite the ferry, and I went over to New York; I em e salesman at No. 104 Pearl st., end In the employ of D. 8 Williams, I had a conversa tien with Mr. root about Hpancar'a being bailed; I don't think I said to hoot that " ? ye near aapected Richatdson wfro YORK, SATURDAY MO to become hii bai^ bathe ii mistaken:" I think that I might have *ai.l to foot that Richardson's hail would not bo taken; but I did not ?ay that he would notbecomo his bail; it was 1 advised my mother to go to the jwlico office with mo to make the allidavits on the 2d July; my i father is living; he did not live with our family at Jersey i City. Thfi Attorvi t ocuriiit lioratonilnrail (Ha of the witness, mate on the 2d of July, to the defence. Read by the del'euaa?It charged the prisoner with beiug an insane man, and that it was dangerous to allow him ti> continue at large, and prayed the arrest of tliu prisoner Dirtcl examination resumed by the State?I heard u conversation between Patten an I Spencer on the night j ofthe 3d Iu 1 y; Spencer laid " he thought she must have been in Patten's room;" Patten replied that he must hate been mistaken: when 1 saw Richurdsou in the house uf; terthe murder it wus in the room of the house where my | sister lay , lie exclaimed, " my ltod,''or something like i it; he then went out; 1 accompanied him to walk. Wit- j , uess here withdrew ] Adjourned to 9>i o'clock this forenoon. A merit nil Board of Foreign Missions. Ntw HavKfs, Sept. ?, li>4t>. Second Doj/'t J'roceedingO?Reports?Education of Mil. lionariei' Children?-Polygamy Slavery Secular Preei, and Influence of the New Vork Herald. Tho Board met at 9 o'clock, according to adjournment, and were called to order by Judge Williams. Prayer was ottered by the Rov. President Humphrey. Minutus . of yesterday's proceedings ware read by the Recording Secretary. Letters were also raad from the Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen, Dr. Pond, of Andorer, Samuel Ray, E?q , Lewis Strong, Esq , and other*, stating reasons lor their non-sttendunce, and expressive of their hcartv co nperati#n in tho measures of the Board. A report of the Prudential Committee was then read by Dr. Armstrong; the following is its digest: ? 1 no non. .ionn i on on -twiius, mriuuei 01 me ouuiu i ?ince 181!), and its President rrom 1838 to 1843, deceased soon alter the last meeting of the Board. Mix missionaries and assistant missionaries have also been removed bv death, viz: Rev. Samuel Whitney, Mrs. Munger, Mrs Bradley. Mrs. Doty, Mrs Pohlman, and Mrs Bissell. The arrangements for conducting the business of the Board, at the Missionury House, are the same as were reported last vear. Thirteen missionaries and assistant missionaries have been, at their own request, released from their connection with the Board. Thirty have been appointed. Twenty-six have gone out to different missions. Twenty-seven are now under appointment. Most of these are expecting to embark for the missions in India, China, and Southern Africa, at an early day. An unusual number of young men preparing for the ministry, have their attentiosi turned to the missionary work. In some of our theological seminaries this increase of missionary feeling, during the last year, has been remarkable. Rev. W. Claik has continued his labors as an agent of the Board in the northern district of New England, llev. () Cowles and Rev C. L. Mills in the southern district ? Rev I. H "Worcester has bean recently appointed to labor in this district. Rev F E. Cannon has labored as heretofore in central, western and northern New York ; and Rev D. Malin iu New Jersey, Penns) lvania, Delaware and Maryland. Rev. Harvey (Joe. in the Western Reserve Synod, and Rev. A. S Wells, in .Michigan, have continued their agencies. Dr. Scudder has labored most of the year in the Western States. Mr Mpaulding, and other returned missions ries, have visited churches, and attended missionary meetings in Now England and the middle States. The South westorn Koioign Missionary Society auxiliary to the Board, lias been lortned during the last \oar. Conventions of the friends of mission* for conference and prayer in regard to the evangelization of the world, have been held at various places in New England and the Middle and Western States. At mint of these meetings the attendance has been large, and the impression made by them happy. Thirty-one thousand copies of various missionary tracts, including the last annual report, and the sermon preached before the Board at its last meeting, have been published during the year. Reports of the condition of missions beyond the seas, were read by Dr. Anderson, and of those among the Indians of America by Dr. Ureen These contained a great deal of interesting matter, but we do not give even their purport as they are in printed form. The different portions of these reports were referred to distinct committees appointed by the chair. The 44?th hymn was then sung. A report of the prudential committee, concerning children of missionaries sent to this country to be educated, was presented by Dr. Anderson, and the discussions, of which we give an abstract below, occupied the whole morning. The committse were in favor of having the children educated not at liurticular Kaminnries rx>r uniler charge of special committees, but us.hcretotoie, umter the eye of the general board. Dr. Codman first made hia remarks on the above report and moved its acceptance. He was followed by Dr. Spaulding.'missionaryin C'eylon;he expressed his pleasure in the report, and was opposed to any sominary; he wished paternal instructions for his children, and could never rest satisfied unless he was sure they were treated as he would treat them.; His childron could not be expected to become missionaries because their father was; that they wore yankees to do as they ploased.and he would not have them expatriated because he had exiled himself. Levites wero not born in 1H46, and what the Lord would do with them, be might do alter hia own good pleasure, but no man could make missionaries of children without the latter's consent. Dr. Scudder, missionary from India, followed Dr. Spauldiug. He also expressed himself satisfied with the report; be had sent five children home and two were now missionaries; the other three wcie prepariug for the >ame object. Mr. Ward, of the Madras mission, coincided in the above remaiks. His opinions had changed respecting seminaries for missionary children: he once thought fa vorably ol them, but he now considered them a savory of popery. Mr. Smith, of Syria, said he had but one child, who was now in Syria. All the chilJrcn of missionaries in that pait of the world, were professors of religion, an 1 he considered the children in that part of the world as well taken care of there. Mr. Bingham, from the Sandwich Islands, said he had been much interested in the subje^ ; he hail sent two children home who wero received WHartford. Ho was in favor of having the children connected with missions, distributed among the friends of the cause, who were willing anil able to assist them ; that they should be educated lor any calling, and if proper, let missionaries be made of ibem. Mr. Trask remarked that there was a great feeling of interest for the children ol missionaries. He would wish to see the report amended so that a standing committee might be appointed lo attend to this particular subject. .vir. is|iaui<ung iau?n?i wie laucr plan unnecessary. I'ht? Secretaries of the Board are meo of heart and feeling ?ho could sj mpathire with the anxiety of parents abroad, and it one ol these would take upon himself the duties el guardian, it would he all that was necessary. He would uke to see the Board responsible. Dr. Anderson thought neither plan proposed would work well, imperfections were in all nioital acta, but no better system could be adopted than the picsent one. tie felt no apprehension but what a Christian community would caro for the children of their agents among tho heathen Some further discussion and explanations followed by Messrs. Trask, Spaulding, Anderson, Terry and Kord", all, however, agreeing on the acceptance of the rc|iort presented. The subject was adjourned till the afternoon, Dr. Wianer having the floor. A resolution of thanks was passed to Dr. Hawes for his sermon and the meeting adjourned to 2*{ P. M. Aftkhhoos Srssion. The meeting was called to order at half past 2 P. M., by Jttdgo Williams. Dr. Wisner then made a few romarki tolative to the subject tinder discussion In the morning- the instruction of missionary children. The children ofn isrionaiies should be sent home, if their parents wish if, said the Doctor, because those laboring abroad will not send them unless it is absolutely necessary. An institution tor the rearing ol their children it i not pmcticnbli'i it smacks of jiopcrj , and thoy should be trained not as a disiiuct class, but as Amencau ciu/.ens. h-v. Dr. Stow said he bad Ave children, and lclt a s) mpathy tot those of the missionaries. He would not end one of his children Ave thousand miles away lrom parental instruction, unless it were material tor the chibi's good, and, moreover, the will of Almighty (rod, lor him to do so. Missionaries could have no object in partiog'from their own Aeah and blood, except lrom a sense of justice, and it the children are sent homo they will undoubtedly be properly cared for by the Board, aa the Secretanu* have lormeily stated. It the missionaries have any doubt, it is no more than all men have. Faith must be a rulmg principle, and (rod will not desert bis own servants, so that if those engaged abroad send their children to tho United States tl.oy must have laith , thut they will be projierly taken cere ol, end let them go. Tho question win then taken on the acceptance ol the report A uiianimoui vote ol the board deemed upon ite acceptance. Kcv. Mr Wreen then made a few remarks lelative to the moie exteniive dissemination of missionary intelligence. lie itated the increaae aliea ly to hate been very | vreat, hut mill not enough. There are more or lean than thiee million* of prole**in< christians in the United States, and in each family of a chnstian sumo of the miaaionary publications should enter, which would make a circulation of l.WMJ.ObO instead of lAO.WKl as now.? There are also :MMK> churches, with their congregations, ! who take an interest in missionary labors, and piobably : not one family in ten Irom these churches is supplied ; m some churches not one copy of ei'herthe Missionary Heruld or Uay Sprint ever enters, and this should net be so, for American missionaiies write home a mass ol | matter more iuteresting than all the letiers from any missionaries in the world, and yet iu England every umily of religious principles receives its religious intelligence Irom abroad through the medium of magazines and papers published by the English societies having the same objects as our own. The extension of the circulation of ' missionary works must be ctfected by creating an interest iu the hearts of the whole community relative to the J particular acts and pr.vate doings ol those who are at ; work in the Lord's vineyard, the community must be. come acquainted with their trials and their success, so that an anxiety will be raised which w ill demand and , I crave for all the news to be obtained, Pastors ol churches, too, must set an example te their congiagations. and incite them to the support ol these |?rio,iicals uuder the | direction of the American Board Ol Foreign Missions ? The speaker desired that e general movement should he made in October by pastore ol all churches, to induce their flocks to become recipients of the papers from the society. Judge (letlend, of Pennsylvania, followed Mr. Dieen-, testitted to t e tiseliiln . l!. Af , . u,y lltruH, sn,| that Oe rut an geographers louuuv uuea it sud quoted is j RK I RNING, SEPTEMBER 12

for its accuracy. Pastors do not and will not exert them- I selves in this subject as they should do ; they cannot be depended ujkju. The speaker thought that the dissemination of missionary intelligence, and the increase of the circulation of the papers, must be through the medium of Sabbath schools. t'.ach teacher liecomes an agent, an 1 each child a subscriber, and in this way- a knowledge is diffused which will be essentiully felt by all those concerned in tho welfare and conversion of the heathen world. Mr. Taylor stated the reason why tho circulation of tho Missionary Hrrald and Day Spring had fallen oil, was the increased number of cheap papers published I U'fieklv liv tllfi \1agfla?*htlaAtta Snfinlv nrsrl tho QaKHcatl* i School Association, who employ od agents, anil in exI tending their own circulation, cui tailed that of others. Dr. Bacon coincided with the last apeakor, as having | given part of the reasons ; hut ano her way was to apply i | for an injunction upon all other papers oftho Union. MM ! then the missionary papers would he supported , hut he | was in lavor of free trade in religious hooltf, and it was I not worth while to discuss the question ; some of these small hooks, which brethren had stated had a circui t- ! tion of (WO i)00. were not a quarter read, they wore so much waste paper, and their effects could not be judged of by a forced circulation. Neither is the Missionary Society a book concern Kev. Mr. Hanmer, of Baltimore said he had urged the Increase of the Misiionary lltralA, hut his congregation could not receive it regularly, and therefore did not like to subscribe. For his own part, ho considered it the most useful paper of the day. Dr. Hitchcock, of Randolph, thought that people woulJ not patronise and nay for a missionary papor, because they could hear all the newt from other channels without paying lor il, and that many expected their pastors to give them all the intelligence necessary; that the deacons of churches must take it up. Judge Terry roplied very sharply to the last speaker, and said that ministers must he at fault ifthey could not properly influence their congregations in any matter ; if the ministers could not do it, they never should tell their deacons to. and the judge said he was ashamed that a minister commissioned by Almighty God, should ever rise and say what the brother who just sat down, had said, that he had no powor over his own flock. (These 1 remarks created a great sensation, and some laughter | among the gentlemen of black coats and white neck- < cloths.) Rev. Dr Ueman, of Troy, followed in a few remarks I.ilas Child, L'.sq , of Lowell, was in favor of having agents upply to every member of every church personally, and thought that at the monthly concerts of prayer some one should he appointed to give an account of what was occurring at the different missionary churches of the earth, and in this manner interest the whole congregation. Mr. Wooster, of Salem, thought that the reason why people don't take the paper was because they dislike to enter upon the middle of a work, and not having seen I tho first, take no iuterest in the latter numbers. Congregations expect to obtain all necessary information from their pastors. Rev. Mr. Thurston said he did'nt like to go begging ten pences from door to door, and he thought it was de l-l -1 .? . - ?i.: sixpenny subscriptions?it waa too much liLe going as a constable looking for fees; hut he recommended the taking of pioua secular papers, such as those published by i the owner of the Tabernacle. 1 l)r. Wisner did not agree with the last speaker; he con! idered he was doing a lavor to his people when he gave them religious benefits for filthy lucre, and that instead ot begging of them he gave the word of life to them He closed by rapping the last speaker very severely over the knuckles, for his want ot humility He thought that religious papers interfered with secular ones, lor our daily secular papers should he the ones and the only ones to publish religious intelligence Hev Mr. Koid made a few inaudible romarks, and the Convention adjourned to 7,'a in the evening. Kttsiso Skssiok. The Convention was called to order at half-past 7 I'M., by Judge Williams. Tho Secretary, Mr. Green, gave notice of his intention to present for the attention at the meeting some memorials relative to slavery. Two of them had for their purport the expulsion of all slaveholders trom any part in missionary proceedings Another was from Kast Haven to the same purport Tho memorials and other like papers wero referred to a committee consisting of Chancellor Walworth, Drs. Stow and Tappan, Hon. K. Parker, Hon. LilasChild, Hon. David Green Memorials wore also read from Mr. Perkins, of Meriden, 'J4 ladies of the same place, Mr. J Buik, Provident of Missionary Association of Connecticut, Iiev. Mr. Wm W. Pattan, and -19 others of 4th Congregational Church of Hartford, and others relative to the tact of admitting polygaaaists into the Church of Chriit The memorialists had understood that cases had occurred where polygamists had bean admitted to the communion, although still living in the relation of husband to two or more wives, and they wished to be informed whether such cases bad occurred, and if so, what had been, and what would he, the action of the Board in the matter. uu vticcu, PUiiivvBi^ vi mo ovum, repiieu. nc sain that his informntton on the subject vm as follows: That in the Cherokee ration there was an old man of 70, with a couple of wives Marly as old, who became a convert, but desired still to remain with the women with whom ho had lived so long and happily. The missionary on the station wrote to the Prudential Committee; they referred the matter back to him, and advising, if he could not decide, to appeal to the nearest prosbytery of his own denomination. This was the hut the Seoretary had heatd of either the Cherokee or hla squaws; and in fact knew of but one case in which any convert from the heathens had ever been admitted into the church, unless he bad first nut away all but one of his wives. This was an old Choctaw of 70 years of age, and he, under the peculiar circumstances of tho case, was allowed to retain hia squaws, and to receive the holy communion. There had been a meeting once held in the Tamnl country, of a body of missionaries, eighteen in number, and they had come to the conclusion that there was nothing to be found in Scripture demanding the rupture of marriage ties, when authoiised by the laws of the country, and contracted previous to conversion; but the American Board could not he the deciders of all questions of casuistry, ecclesiastical and theological, which referred to them. The question was then taken up on the more extended dissemination of missionary intelligence, which subject occupied co much Attention m the afternoon. Dr Stow thought that people dicliked any religion w hich waa taxed with coatc ; that they thought they re- 1 Cuived the cream of knowledge through the teachingc of 1 their minister, but it was only the froth. There were so many papers that they only got a bite out of each. The only fact, to extend information was by a continued effort on the part of religious pecple. Mr. Thompson, nt the New York Tabernacle, told an old and rather funny story about milk, for which we refer our readers to the first volume of Joe Miller. He said that people when they got cream, had so long lived on slops, that they knew not what it was. rasters should not liecomo hook peddlars ; he did not believe ministers should become towu pumps to stick placards on ; as for himsulf, he had evon been asked to give a notice from the'pulpit of the sailing of the Kip Van Winkle at half price This he could not put tip with, and though by every means in his power he would assist the missionary cause, ho could not act as an agent lor their paper. He then referred to the secular press, and declared that it wm more ably conducted than the religious press, that one of tho former (probably the New York Herald.) had done more to avert the war with Kngland than all the religious papers combined The New York Herald, as having very interesting accounts of religious occurrences, was particularly referred to by tho speaker, and he thought that through that and other organs religious and missionary intelligence might usefully be conveyed. Kvery one read such papers, but only christians read those which contained strictly sectarian and evangelical | doctrines , Dr. Bscon said that the circulation ol missionary papers \ was one thing, and that the reading of it was another; , that probably many received it w ho never read it; the j newspaper press has not made eight readers of those who i wcju luimmty jpiuiuuhu hi uitsir ?iuuie*, uui 11 aaa raiaeu 1 up a clam among those who never read before, and there < is many a one umong the hard working men of cities, who labors bit v pr. ct more than people in the country, and cannot And time to pick out ihe matter in the Mir ti'onmy Herald, while he can procure a weekly paper interesting and useful to his lamiiy. The best mode is lor pastors never to recommend any book to their congregations, but lot them he themselves the modium through wliich theological knowledge is to be obtained, and hd interest created in the cause of missionaries, not be acting as contribution boxes or tax gaiherers among their (locks The speaker opposed the idea ol ministers dictating to their people what books they should take, and how much they should pay lor them, such operations savored too much of the law to be compatible with the teachings of the gospel) besides many could not understand these missionary works ?ami the Doctor thought that not twenty people in the house could read propeily some ol these Sandwich Island titles; he advised them to take lessons in the spelling and pronouncing of toreigu names. Rev. Mr Trask, of Warren, Mass., remarked that there was an immense mass of heathenism in our own country, and that the papers ol the Missionary Society and other religious papers did not reach them; that this mass ol a.boO.uOO slaves had but little place in tuc hearts ol the mistionery board, and lor this leason perhaps (rod did not grant his blessing upon their periodicals. ()? ii g to this touching upon abolitionism, a motion was mnde and carried to adjoui n, and after the singing ol the 4AHth hjmn.the meeting adjourned to Thurs iej morning, at 9 o'clock, A. M. Thursday, September 10th, ISIS. Third Day'* Proceeding* Jlm'tican Jioard foreign Mir/ #/?/., c.,.?un,.?. . sjj n, J... . tinguitArd Evangtliiti. The Convention met at 9 A. M., according to adjourn- ', ment. Prayer wee ottered by the Rev. Mr. Smith, of ' Washington, D. t'. The journal of yesterday'a proceed- J ings wore read by the Recording Secretary , and also a 1 list of the namos of all the corporate and honorary mem- ' hers present. Rev. Dr. Stone made a report concerning j Nestoiisn mission, and Hev Dr. Anderson, one concern- ; jj ing the domestic affairs ol the Hoard. Both reports were 1 * unanimously adopted Rev. Dr. Codman presented re- I J port relative to the North American Indians, v. hich was laid upon the tahte. A paper was read hy Dr. Anderaon, j 1 relative to the tokens oi divine piesence among the mis- , ' sions, end reeommending this day to be set apart for the i 1 recounting of the incidents ettendiug missions abroad, I and the success of christian lahort among the heathcua, , 1 especially as the holy communion waa to be admiuiater- i 1 ed in the aiternoon. i 1 A very interesting letter was read from Dr. King, mis- j sionxry at (Jrrece, giving an account of his escape from I the death which was resolved upon as his portion, by ' his enemies. The priesthood at Athens wished to put him out of the way, but owing to the interference of I British residents end missionaries he had escaped. There being no American Consul at Athens, waa the cause of ! his j execution Mr. King himself had the books mi I i teals ot the I' 8 Consulate in hii ow n charge, atd 1-e I i now w tiles to the Board to know whether he is to be pre- j j IERA , 1846. tected by the U. S. Government or not The Britiih Kmbassador, Sir Kdmond Lyons, was at present all that stood between him and destruction, and he had in every way offered and rendered hia aaaiatsnce to Mr. King through all his troubles After tho reading of the letter. Luther's Hymn was sung; and a prayer for the safety of Mr King and family was offered by Rev Dr. McOee, in which all present joined. A communication was then read hv Secretary Anderson from the Armenian missions, including Con.1., , L'.......... . , ,1,., I |._ ,.,,.1 ^.UII.I.iu^IV, ... I....U|.(7 ?.?. c. y , success attending the ef!' > t^ of the .^nerioan mioionaries ill that part of the world. In tactile whole Turki'h empire, nay letter* Irom Meiiri. OooilrhiM, Hope and Whiting, laborers in that station, ii now hoginniug to be agitated in re atiori to the truth of the < hrixtiau religion, and the Kmirs of that country exert their utmost influence to compel aeceders to return from the tenets erf the fuith w hi. 1- .the y have adopted as their (hope and their stay. The 121st Psalm was then sung, given out by Chief Justice Williams, alter which communications were read rospecting the ieligi'us intlueuce among Nestorians, of whom more than 100 had lately been converted. The work of God had gone on rapidly, and with his blessing the Church of Christ would soon be of giuat prevalence in the lauds which had hitherto been enshrouded in darkness. Prayer was then offered by Dr. Human, of Troy, for the success of missions. The next communication read was from among the Choctaw tribes, and afterwards a general survey of the results of Cliiistinu missions in the most prominent foreign departments, and also the number of conversions among home stations, particularly among the ludiao. Mr. Gleason, who had spent some twenty years among the Choctaw Indians and Mohegans, now made some remarks, rolutiog his experience in propagating the cause of Christ. He had entered upon his labors where the word of God had never before come; but where once all was dark, and barren, now a bright tree of righteousness had sprung ?p, and hundreds of Indians were now wont to congregate to worship the Lord of Saboath. Tho speaker said ho was a graduate of the Choctaw college, and his flock there was the only faculty he re aognised; that all the instruction ho wished to have was from the word of tho Bible flourishing among the aborigines of the west; and he only wished that all Christians were actuated by as good purposes as these ]>oor men, who struggle hard to live as men of religion should. At er the 444th hymn had been suug, the report relative to the Indian missions was adopted. A report was then received and accepted, relative to tho missions at 8iam, Borueu.and Amoy, presented by Dr Vermillion, of New York, who accompanied the presentation by some very eloquont remarks, touching the fact of the lato decease, at Albany, of Dr. Abeel, lor many Sears a missionary, and the kindness of the I'atroon Van ensselaer. dining his sickness at the manor house ? ('apt. llockor, of the merchant service, added an interesting statement respective to the labors of Mr. Morrison, missionary in Chinu, and showed the great need of laborers in that country, there being hut nine preachers for !3M) 000,000 of poople. Dr. Hawes presented a report Dn the missions in Syria, which was accepted, recommending on increase of preachers in that station. Rev. Dr. Hopkins presented a report, which was accepted, relative to the mission stations in Africa and in Greece ? Another, on the rniisiuns in Bombay, was piesented and accepted after some temarks by Rev. Mr Ward, as also one on the missions to the is and* of the Pacific and An* iralia, presented hy Peletiah Peril, ?sq., of New York? (Dr. Bacon, of New Haven, here rose and stated that the reverend clergy must beware of pickpockets, iu case any clergyman had any money, as they would rob aclerg)inau of his purse as qu ck at any one ) Pra>er was ofteied hy a reverend brother, and the meeting adjourned till 3 P. M , at which time the holy communion would be administered to all communicants present. It was also stated that addros-es would he delivered in the evening by Dr. Hopkins, ot William's college, Doctor Stow, of Cincinnati, and Mr Spaulding, missionary. Aftkhkoon 8>mon. At 3 o'clock the Convention, together with all professors of religiou in New Haven, assembled in the Centre Church, lor the purpose of partaking of the Aesh end blood of the Saviour. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Cdvrard Beeclicr, of Boston, the prayer ottered hy Rev. Dr. Vermillion, ot New York city, end the address at the picsentation of the cup delivered hy Dr. Porter. Owing to the sacrodnoss ot the ceromony, and the inconveniently crowded state of the house, we took no notes of the proceedings, though we understood that the sermon was worthy ol the reputation of the talented di vine who preached it. A meeting of the alumni of Audover Theological Seminary was held iu the State House previous to the exercises in the Centre Church, for the puipose of particularly taking some action in respect to tho late resignation of Dr Woods of 4 nilltVAr RsaAlllllsna ...? 1 tnl, testifying to the esteem anil grateful rememhrance of his former pupils, and requesting that if compatible with his intentions and withes, hit course of theological lectures might !<o published lor the benefit of those who, in after years, would not have the advantages of hearing instructions from his own lips. Another resolution was also passed, relative to procuring a portrait of the Kev. Doctor lor the library of Andover College. kiesisu hussion. According to adjournment, the Convention re-assembled at 7K r. M., and alter the singing of an autliem by the choir under the direction of \ir. Hubbard, a pra> er was otic red to the throne ol grace by Dr. Tappan, of Augusta, Maine; after which aoino extracts were read lromtiio annual report by Rev. Mr. Armstrong, one of tho se cretanes. The -truth hymn was then read by Rev. l)r Baron, and sung in a beautiful manner by the choir. Itov. Dr. Hopkins, of William'*College, continued the exercises by a most interesting discourse. The Saviour ?said the Dr.?had commanded his lollowors to go forth and preach the gospel to every creature, and this injunction should be a* binding and impressive upon Christians now as though they had heard him give the command from the cross upon which he was nailed and upon which ho died; indeed, the state oi the world was widely diftetent now lrom what it was it the commencement of the Christian era ; the field of labor was not hidden, but distinctly laid out, and ull that is necessary is lor the reajier* to go in and work in gathering a spiritual harvest tiod moves in order, in circles of an immense sweep. He proceeds gradually in his might) reformations, a* hi the beginning of the earth he created the aii and sea anil light at diflereut times, so now h* changes one by one the monstrous abuses in man's course, lrom off the face ol the earth; and will continue to chauge and build up till the glorious day ahull come when the top stone of Uod's spiritual temple shall be laid by the converaion of tho last man fiom the dominion of satan Tho time will soou come wlion the dew of bcaven shall be spread plentifully over the millions of heathens who now live in the darkness of the kingdom of the devil. i)r. Stow, of ''inrinmatti, followed hy saying that christians all pray "Thy will ho done," but all that prevented tho will of (foil from being done on earth, was the will of man; and till that is broken hy a voluntary, entire and universal subjection to tiod's commandments, nothing is done. Ilutnilitv is the stepping stone to salvution, but the very first step that is taken does away with partofthe humility, so that there is a continual struggle between man's pride and God's humbling chastisements. Man prays that (tod's will shall ha done on earth as in heaven, but so soon as lie commences to work hisown way, the wicked rebellious heart crias out "why persecutest thou met" The feeling of the missionary must be ouo ot perfect subjection; he must become a child in God's hands to be moulded to divino will, nor must he, nor any other, think that he is doing a great work because ho gives money or even his life to the uropogation of Christianity, for it his duty; it is (tod's will, and lie must do it cheerfully and resignedly; christians must give up all as though Christ was present, and they had.gtven up all to follow him. Rov. Mr. Spanlding, missionary from Ceylon, said he had listened to the last remarks, and should practically carry some of them to the other side of the world. It is not a hoard of missions, nor a convention, nor a ship load at' missionaries, who are accountable to God, but every individual soul must bend in submission to the hands of the Almighty. Speaking of the kindness received from the convention and people of New Haven, Dr. 8. said hi? could sing now as he did -J7 years ago on Boston wharf? "We'll sharo each other jo> s, Our mutual burdens bear." In the name eftho missionaries, he offered his thanks ? irst to God, ami next to God's neople, for the sympathy expressed for them and their children ; and he f It more ;lian ever before that their hearts were one, and that an interest was beginning to ha awakened in the cbi istian ?,.,l,l nf M-u, s ........... nn.i Vutt, V .irk Inr the welfare of mission*. On the whole, he lie iaved (hut the body of reigious people did a* wall as they knew how. and only et more inlormution be given, and means and men lor mission station* will not he wanting ; he.i I and heart, iud muaclo and power, muit be thrown into the gioat a ork botore It can honestly be said. "It ia our meat and Irink to do hia will." Mimatera ol churcbea tnuat be tne lime moveri, they niuat lollow their (locks night and Jay, tnke care ol the Iambi ai well a* the sheep, and care [or th. in even n a iiur-t for her chaige. wi h much weei rg. They i?.u-t be missionaries at home, going Ironi house to house, and heart to heart, not satistiei j with once a weak preac hing, what ia called a sermon to l congregation generally. The speaker made a power- i :ul up) i-al to the theological student! to lend their heatts I o the work; and after citing lor their imitation the lalmra >f th?'c who worked lor much good In foreign lands, hough lc?s in number than the home mtssionaiies in the H'ale ol ,N'i w Voik alone, concluded by an appeal lorci>le and stirring to tnc hearts ol those present, urging hem to rome tip with heart and soul to the great work of dmstianiziiig the whole civilized world. He also took location to cohdeniu the habit ol christians reading ruch pnjicis us the Observer, and Krnn^rliit and Htcord r, while the liible wal unread and unopened. Doctor Audcrsou made aome lemnrks relative to the lepartuie ol certain missionaries during the lirst part of Vot ember. Alter aome remarks by Mr. Bliss, relative to ho departure of the Hip Van Winkle, and communic*- i ion* by tcloarranh. a hvmn was Bunir. and the meet in* uljuuriied UH 8', A.M.'Friday. " I Owing to the crowdi present, the holy commuuion was l;" hdminiatercd to ationt IdOO commimcanta in the North Church, ami in the evening a crowded home lit:ened to add rennet from Rev Dt Beinan. Or. Ward, of j I alinud mint,on, ?nd Or. Uunhnell, of Hartford VVo | regret that our wantol the power of ubiquity prevent! t* giving an abstract of their romarkn, which w o under' itand were very nnpretiive and elorpient. It might be liete ntated that there are prenent at thin convention, from abroad H7 corporate, and 40tl honorary memtiara, and d miaaioiiorie! ; in all AOd, heaidet wivea, children and friendi. haioav Moarti.vo. IPinding up of the Convention?Heeolutmn of Thanke? | Hot debate an Slavery and Polygamy?Report made liecla ire the admienon of a man with two or mere it/iiov i to the church, not vonti odicloi y ta Sen place ! '1 he < onvention wan called to order hy t;hiel Juatire I Williamt and alter the ottering of a prayer l>y Rev. >1r I rook of Near tl nnpnlii <r the mntros ol ) estenlay'n ' l o t K.if >!'H g t'rtictnr) ? j tUtwiuMvn. . . , . i.iunft ti.e tUauka vt U?e I LD. Prtci Two CeutBa Board to Sir Stratford fanning, Knglish Ambun dor a Constantinople. and to Sir Kdmund Lyon*, Englis h Am bassador at Athens, lor their useful exertions in tebul of the American Miaaionariaa on that atation. 1) r An derson ma le aome remarks concerning the gener al buaineaa of the boatd, and the increased number of laborers necessary in foreign landa. and the short t line in which gieat work was to be done. Letter* w ere read lio m the Kev Dn Ferris and Matthews, of New York, re gist ling the necessity of their absence. ana ex pressing meir interest in the progress of the Board, A leport wa ? ieo-'ived from Ur. Dwight, relative to Indian mis si one, which was unanimously adopted Raaolut iona were pes ed expreaaive of the thank* of the Board to the eon gregntions of the churches who had opened 'heir doora for the services of the Convention of their o bligatioo to the choira of theao churchea? and also to th e familiat who had beatowed their hoapilality u ?on tho five or aix hundred corporate and houorary motnhera of the Board who wore present, and had found homes in t he hearts of the Now Haven people, i After a ahort and pithy discussion on t he adjournment of the Board, during which Dr. Bacon enquired whether it was further from New Haven to Bu flalo, than from Buffalo to Now Haven, I report Via presented by Rev. l)r Robinson, respecting the missions among the Jews and Armanians, and'accepted, after som e little diacuaaien relative to its containing too much praise. Chancellor Walworth read a report concerning the memoriala on slavery of the committee on which he was Chairman, the tul a.aucc ofwhlch.was that the agit ation of the question ha I an injurious effect, and therefore, no action ought to bo taken. The Chancellor als o presented another report on the question of admitting polygamieta to the church, m which the Committee were of an opinion that very few cases had aver happens d in which persona possessing more than one wife had b ten received into communion, but that such cases were warranted by the circumstances of the case; and that the whole auestiou had better be left to the judgment of m iasionariea abroad, whoae piety and good sense were sufficient to guide them. The committee recommended that no action waa necossary to be taken in the premises hy the Board On this, Mr Trask, of Warren, Mass , obtained the floor, and let of! a quantity of abolition and anti-polygamy steam, with which he had been boiling over through to the admission of any poly gamut or abolitionist la the proceeding* of the Missionary Board. He wii opposed to the report; he wanted action, action, action! oy the Board, and the time muit come when action muit be had. The rev. gentleman would be satisfied with a little action now. Agitation wn the word, and that wonld bring about reform. America is the place where the lOVer of the Millenium i* to be placed f bni that instrument must not be soiled and bruised by the sins which now desecrate the land. Polygamy and slavery must be eradicated before Uod's blessing can be had. [Here there were loud cries of " Question," but it was no go ] Dr. Dwight, of Portland, was also opposed to the report, and he would not be choked oif by cries of " Question." He was now in sight of the classic halls where his father (1'iesident Dwight) had taught him to know his right as an American, and he must sneak out freely. One polygumist, with two squaws had been admitted to the church, and this was the circumstance which was the stain upon the general principles which should actuate the Board He never could echo the report of the committee, refusing to censure the missionaries who had admitted poly gamuts into the church. \'.r Perkins, of Menden, after a strugg le, gained the floor, and took the same ground as the prev ious speakers. He cansured the secretaries for their profe ssions of ignorance, and was surprised that they seemed to have no care nor responsibility in the mutter. For his o?' n part, he knew that in the island of Santa Cruz and others in the West lalies, the Moravian missions were supported by the work of slaves, and that men and women were admitted te the communion, although living logainer wiiiioui msmugu , insi 1110 niii.nii did uot like marriage This wax wrong, contrary to lha apirit of Christianity, and he now demanded that some specific action should be taken, instructing our missionaries in the course to be pursued. Now the latter might go abroad, and left to theit{own judgment, and secure of the countenance of the board, would admit to the church, heathen with two, six, or ten wives. This conforming to the wicked laws of mankind for the sake of gaining proselytes,was the first approach to paganism, and it definite rules could not be laid down for our mis sionaries. they had better remain at home. An amendment was offered by the Kev gentleman, expressly forbidding any polygamist to enter the church or the kingdom ol heaven. | Dr. Wisner moved previous question, but by request withdrew it.| Rev. Mr Tappau followed, alter tne seconding of the motion to ameud by >lr. Tra?k, in a few remarks on the same side of the dispute, ad read a letter liuin the far west, Oregon, 01 even west of ihat, censuring any conforming ou the part of christians to the fashions of the world ; adultery, concubinage, nor polygamy, must not be countenanced by missionaries, and if they do so?(Dr. Bates here called Mr. Tappan to or order, for impugning the acts of a whole body of christions. Dr. Bacon also rose and asked Mr. Tappan whether ha would be considered a public calumniator, if the letter were not true, and if he read it on his own responsibility ) Mr Tappan again went on, after withdrawing the letter, and alter the motion of a member present, which was seconded, that the speaker be allowed to sit down, he did take his place among his fellow christians in the pews. A motion was now made to lay the report and amendment on the table, fer the purpose of receiving a substitute from Professor Goodrich. The motion was seconded and carried. The substitute offered was a compromise of the question, instructing missionaries in what the board would dosire, but atill allowing them to use their own discretion Here a great Mane of confuaion arose; several members contending for tne floor, with mingled cries ol "Mr. Moderator," Mr. Speaker," and " Mr. President." Dr. Vermillion of New York obtained the floor, and stated that a special session of the Board should lie had to determine those questions concerning polygamy and slavery, hut not distract the attention of the Board now ; they wore ecclesiastical questions to be decided upon by ecclestastical court*, and he recommended the refereuce of the leport to them, suspending all present action upon it, it being tint cleared of it* amendment and eubititute. Or.. Andernon next gained the floor, and aajd if those convention* were to be made icene* of dispute and wtengling on extraneou* subjects, they had bettor to bo given up. Legislation cannot tie had on these mooted point*; they must be loft to the discretion of the misiionuiies on their own station*. Or. Tyler, of Kaat Windsor, said he did not wish to discuss the question, nor heva it discussed, but yet the Dr. went on, and had his speech out, of which wo could not father the purport. Chancellor Walworth made a few remarks, the otyect of which was to reconcile conflicting interests, but though very argumentative, it probably bad but little effect upon I the radicala and orthodox members present. Profeaeor Goodrich rose to explain the substitute which ho had offered , that it had only for ita object the carrying out of the spirit of the Gospel; and that mtsiionarioa should use their owu judgment to construe it* dictates. Dr. Andorson opposed the substitute, and hoped the original report would be adopted. Dr. Bacon next gained the floor, aad stated his responsibility : he was about to give his first vote, and probably the last one he should ever five in this convention. He thought that the province of the Board was to legislate on any question. (Dr. Anderson rose to explain.) They must do what wae right, irrespective ol .Methodists, or Presbyterians, or Dutchmen, (Dr. Vermillion rose and explained,) and all ecclesiastical bodies had a right to call the Board to account if ; wrong was done As for his own part lie did not consider a polygamist married, nor would he admit him to hi* own church any more than he would a Konnerite or a j (Quaker, who by mutual stipulation, lived together, the husband not being the head of his family, but the wife tile of the husband if she could. Ho wished to sao thau nnakiiani settled iiml honed there would be a meet ioff held for the discussion of those very aubjecta. Dr. Date* remarked on the whole strain of argument just given a* erroneous and to no good purpose. lie was opposed to thin virtual reproaching of the secretaries of the hoard (Or. Bacon explained) hy the accusations of their holding their knowledge hack from the world. He, himself, was in favor of the original report, and earnestly spoke in favor of its aloption, leaving to ecclesiastical bodies all future action. liy request the committee's report was again read, after which the amendment was also read, after which a notice was given ot (be Itip Van Winkle and some othvr steamboats running through the narrows. Dr. Allen then g on. d the lloor and pro|>osed a supplement to the report, to the odect that the word of tied was repugoaut to polygamy, but that he could not see the object of twenty lour ladies of Connecticut petitioning relative to the mar riage ot a man who had been long dead, while they did uotning respecting the divorces which wera granted by heir legislature lor trivial causes year after year Dr. it.iucs moved that a committea be appointed to repot t on the subject at the next annual meeting of the Hoard, which motion wus seconded. Dr Humphreys, of Amborst college, war in favor of the original report, hut did not like votes taken in a hurry at the close of the session, and therefore would wlah to sue the whole subjset referred. (It is difficult to give any account of what was now going on, a report, a substitute. an amendment, a supplement and a commitment) all being IxMore the hoard to be voted upon e|>arataly, and various members speaking each on his ow:i particular hobby.) The motion to recommit was now wi.hdrawn, and the wholo subject was referred 'o a committee, composed ofifresident iinmphr y, < he i ellor Walworth nivl Professor Goodrich, wno were ordered to retrot! within twenty minutes Anoth r notice w-as now given in relation to the Rip Van Winkle, and that a dinner could be obtained hy any who were now uniuly from li it tiger. t'pon this the ho ise became mors qmet ami various reports were read and adopted relative to the domestic loudness of the board, on# ol which was for the ohtaiuing of more missionaries for different stations. Addresses were delivered ny uv. ncimn n nil. I Spalding. missionaries, taking farewell of their brethren ' previous to iheir departure tor the arene of their lahore in diataut landi; aiao by Rev. Mr. Doty, missionary to China. The committee on the |K>lygamy and alavery queitiona now returned, and made a report eery little differing from the one previously preaented by the committee. It wa< adopted, so tiiat the American Board of (Viiaaiona, by a vote ol their corporate body, have declared that it fa impolitic and unnecessary to take any action on the petitions against alaveholdera being c? nnected with aiit ion chtirchet, that though they condemn *a loreifn to tha will ol Christ the admiaalon of a man with two Wivaa to the privilege* of th* communiou, yet in aJJ cases the missionaries are left to their own n otien* of piety, and to their own discretion in the matter. The adoption of these reports, and tha peaceful nettlemeat of th* whole questions in the excited state of mind pervading the hoard, wa* mainly owing to th# exertions and propositions of Rev Dr A Eddy, of Newark, who, by an oily woid, stilled the troubled waters On motion, the Convention adjourned, to meet on the aecondWednesdey of September, ol 1847, at Buffhlo, N. V. Th* annuel ad dress will be delivered by Kev. David McOee, D. D.. Dr l?' ? Kins being appointed a? substitute irTfSint (Rons*

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