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ease. they might, without Christianity but to retard any breach of charity, be
its progress. be supposed to have come to this country not to spread
Dir. Schmid on the Queries and Replies respecting the
Protestant Missions in Bengal. We bave much pleasure but are regularly ordaioed in giving insertion, by per.
ministers of what is com mission of the writer, to monly (though incorrectly) The following bote explana- called the Latheran Church, tory of some particulars in and are considered in every the work bearing the above
respect as of equal rank wiib Title which has been just the European Missionaries published.
of the Society. The other
two patives whom you menTo the Rev. W. Adam
tion as employed in the My Dear Sir,
same way a's Abdool Mes
As in see, are merely schoolmasa the preface to
ters. In fact the Charch publication on Missions you Missionary Society bas not express a wish to bave any adopted, and indeeď cappot of the mistakes which may consistently adopt, the plan be found in it pointed out
of employing young con. ! to you, I beg leave to in- verts as preachers, wbicb form you that Mr. Bowley you censure, aod Abdool Messee are not
Yours sincerely employed in such a sabor
D, Schmid. dipate capacity as you say,
30tb. April 1824.
The Influence of Unitarian Christianity. Lord Shelborue, the first Priestley and Price, and Marquis of Lansdowne,
others like-minded, persons said, “ that wben a speců. never seeking for, and even Jative believer in Christia- willingly sacrificiog all nits, he rather doubted of its worldly advantages to the power to affect the miod pro- demands of what they portionably to its apparent thought Christian integrity importaoce, the ministers required, he was then conof this religion with whom vjoced, not only of the he bad conversed appearing truth of tho gospel, bot of jotent above all things up- its power to exalt the diad on obtaining preferment. above every thiog here: When he became acquaint- below."-Christian Refored with Lindsey and Jebb,
Trinitarian Baptism. A CORRESPONDENT bas vangelists put opon the sent us an account of the words, our correspondent administration of baptism, observes : by immersion, to certain a. " Though the Baptists dults, on Christmas-day, in and Conformists use tbreo a country town. He bears names in baptiziog, the awitness to tbe order and de. posiles used the name of corum of the ceremony, and Jesus Christ only, Acts ii. to the useful instructions 38; and in bis name alone that were delivered upon worked miracles, ch. iii. 6. the occasion. But as the ad. What is the reason that ministrator used the bap- those who call Jesus "the tismal form, Matt. xxviii. God-man" and the “God 19, evidently in a Trinita. incardate," are yet afraid rian sense, which the other to confide in bis dame, and Scriptores shew, that nei. to follow the example of the iber our Lord oor the E Apostles ?---Christian Ref.
Unitarianism in the United States of Americu. Some very interesting and public virtue of its inletters have been lately re- dividual professors. ceived by Mr. Belsham .“ I hope, my dear Sir, from America, and put into you will live many years, if our bands by the venerable so it seem good to the Su. friend to whom they were preme Arbiter, to witness addressed. We lay before the spread of those views our readers a few extracts. of Christianity which you The names of the writers justly consider so consonant are well known in this to the doctrines of the New country, but we do not Testament, and so favour. think it necessary to give able to the happiness of manthem. The fact of Mr. Jef. kind. In this country, bot ferson, the Ex. President, only do they rapidly extend, baving arowed bis belief in but they seem also to apUnitarian Christianity, is prove themselves to men of of great importance, and intelligence and worth. Our will be bailed with delight ex.president. Adams, now by all that desire to see di- eigbiy-six, and in the full vine revelation adorned by possession of bis poder. the intellectual endowments standing, you know has
been for many years a decided and zealous Unitariap. I saw Tately a correspon. dence between our estima. ble" fellow.citizen Colonel Pickering (now eigbey) and Mr. Jefferson upon tbis sub. ject, and I assure you readit with no swall surprise. Pickering, of the genuine raće of the New Eyangeli. cal Paritans, and of a family for several generations of the straitest of that sect ; the
most ioflexible since the days of Cato, the zealous supporter of Washington's administration, and after a distinguished career duriog the revolutionary war, appointed by W. Postmaster General, and then Secretary of State-bred up by temperament, education, and fieree political rivalry to abhor Jefferson, who doubt returned it by perbaps guarded bat a deeper ani. mosity :-He writes to the man who seemed almost bis natural enemy, in a style truly gentlemanly and truly Christian, to inquire joto his sentiments respecing the Cbristian revelation. He states that many persons believe Mr. J. to be a sceptic or disbeliever, hopiog it is not so, but that bis rejection is only that of the irrational, upscriptoral, and absord doctrines which have too ofteu passed for
Christianity; hoping too, that Mr. J. will pot permit his celebrated desceod to posterity, as that of a man who disbelieved the doctrines of tbe Christian revelation, aod to be used as an argu. ment against its credibility. Jefferson replies with great, good sense and good feeling, and as it appeared to me, (scanning his words, you may assure yourself, with suspicous kecuness) in a manner open and explicit. Ho professes bis belief in the divine mission of Cbrist, his regret that the corruptions of Christianity, bave so long obscored iis glories and prevented its, reception and his joy, that these corruptions are now passing away, and that the doctrine of the Divine Uni. ty and just views of the di. vine character are making,
progress 80 rapid and extensive.
When I speak of Mr. Pickering, I speak of a man of great ipielligence and of a character wbich more resembles that, of Cato-thap of any otber, man. His opinions were changed many years ago, by the reading of Dr. Price's Sermops, and he has since beep a zealous Unitarian.
" These also are the opio nions of General Brooks, Dr. Osgood's parisbioner, whose steady liberality of
sentiment had an effect the the most beneficial upon the good Doctor's character and ministrations. He also has had a distioyoished military career, god commanded a regiment at the capiure of Bargoyne with great eclar. At the peace, he resumed the medical profession, and continued it with great reputation for tbirty years, and indeed to the present time to his immediale friends and neighbours. He has been for seven or eight years governor of this state with great esteem, and with so murb moderation, that even the democrats had al0:08t given up their opposition to his aanualio election. Tnis office he resigned two
Qths agu, to the regret of all. We have just lost admirable man,
Mr. George Cabot, of this towo, a direct descendant I be. lieve of Sebastian Caboi. He told me that more than forty years ago, he met with
or two merchants in a Jitile compting-room,
wbich he pointed out, to devise the means of publishing some liberal tracts, especially Dr. Priestley's little
Appeal' and History of Corruptions. When the Doc. tor was at Philadelphia, Mr. C., was grass, and his constant hear. er aud great admirer. Dr. Kiiklaud preached bis fu
neral sermon last Sunday, ard I hope to bring you acquainted with the characier of his pure, able, judicious, and
most amiable He was a Unitariao, who Taid great stress upon the value of these principles; and at one of the last con. versations I had with him, he expressed, io terius similar to those in which you
to cloibe the strengib of your belief, ihat those principles of which
were speaking, would io long time become those of the intelligeat aod virtuous throughout the United States.
"I mention these menyre my dear Sir, not because ibey are governors and se.
These are names,
and emphatically in this country, vox et preterea nihil,, conferred upon The igoorani, ibe worthless, and the rolgar. But I meu. lion them as men of senso and reflection, raised, all of them, by these qualities, united with an excellent moral character, from an humble station, to much distinction among their fela low-citizeos. They all educated in the times and principles of Orthodo
emineot during their whole lives in active life and the business of the world. Tbal such should become the sope
a senator in Cop.
porters and advocates of liberal sentiments, in oppo. sition to early prejudices, and moreover at a period of life when zeal is apt to cool should take a warm interest in tbe propaga jop
of Unitarian septiments, I must think affords po mean presumption, that these opinioos approve themselves, when examined to the grave and intelligent inquirer.".-- Monthly Rep.
Calcutta School Society. On Wednesday, the 28th last of these departments, of April, agreeably to pub- the importance of which in lic notice previously given, expanding the mind appears the aonual Examination of to be doly estimated by the more advanced boys of those who prescribe the The Calcutta Scbool Socieig course of study to be por. in the English and Benga- soed, or rather who prepare Jee languages, was held at aod furnish tbe class-books the house of Baboo Gopec. that are employed in the somohoo Deb in Sobha Ba. ciety's schools.
Among the European We augur the happiest gentlemen present were Sir resolts from that combina. Anthony Baller, Mr. Lar. tion of European and Native kins, Mr. Blaquiere, Capt. philanthropy which the opeBeatson, Professor Ross,
rations of this Society preand the Rev. Messrs. Law. sent, and particolarly from son and Warded. Among
the ioterest taken in its obthe native gentlemen . pre- jects by some of the staunch
we observed Baboo est advocates of idolatry Radhakant Deb, Nundu. in Calcutta. With a libe. Jal Thakoor, Ramcomal Sen rality, or shall we raiber and several others whose say, an inconsistency which dames are uokoowo to us. is not the less pleasing or The examination was prin.
oseful because it could not cipally condacted by Mr. have been expected, several Hare'the present, and Mr. native gentlemen of this Pearce the former, Secreta. description, have been the ry to the Society, and the warm friends of the Society boys upon the whole evin
and ihe active promoters of ced a very pleasing degree its plans ever since its of proficiency in Writing, formation. Whether this Reading, Spelling, Arithme proceed from an enlighteo. tic, and Geography. We ed desire of improvement were particularly gratified, disregardful of all cooseby their attaioments in be quences, or from an honest