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The following letter from Publius Lentulus to the Senate of Rome, concerning the person of our Savior, I presunie would be acceptable to many of your readers. By publishing it, you would confer a favor on Yours, &c.

W. Conscript Fathers - There has appeared in these our days a man of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, who is yet living among us, and of the Gentiles is accepted for a prophet of truth; but his own disciples call him the Son of God. He raiseth the dead, and cureth all manner of diseases-a man of a stature somewhat tall and comely; with a very reverend countenance, such as the beholders may both love and fear; his hair the color of a filbert fully ripe, plain to his ears, whence downward it is more orient of color; somewhat curling and waved about his shoulders.. In the midst of his head is a seam or partition of his hair, after the manner of the Na tes ; his forehead plain and delicate, his face without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a comely red ; his nose and mouth exactly formed ; his beard thick, the color of his hair, not any great length, but forked ; his look innocent, his eyes grey, clear and quick. In reproving, terrible ; in admonishing, courteous ; in speaking, very modest and wise. In proportion of body, well shaped. None have seen him laugh, but many have seen him weep. A man for his singular beauty surpassing the children of men."

Brattleboro paper.

ORIGINAL ANECDOTES. A certain deacon, whose conduct often bespoke, "I am more holy than thou,” chanced to attend a meetIng, where the "good tidings of great joy which shall be unto all people,” were preached. This being not consonant to the feelings of his mind, it aroused his holy indignation,

and hastening from the place of worship he exclaimed, “If all my neighbors go to heaven, I won't"!!!

Religtous persecution.- A few days since, brother F. and brother B. were conversing together on religious persecutions. Br. F. observed that our periodical publications were recently filled with a great many accounts of excommunications, which he thought was very ominous of the rapid decline of Christianity. Brother B. replied that he thought not; he thought it was an improvement on former ages; for, said he, they have now substituted excommunication in the room of burning

A Universalist preacher in the state of New Hampshire, in addition to his ministerial labors, instructed a school to the acceptance of his employers. A Baptist sister, being told that the district could find no fault with the instruction or morals of their teacher, in an ardor of piety, exclaimed, “0, I am really sorry; I am afraid it will corrupt the morals of the youth !!

MISCELLANEOUS. Suicide. A Mrs. Stevens, of Groton, N: Y. como mitted suicide, by hanging herself, July the 15th. She had been affected by religious impressions previously to this time, and it is supposed she was in a state of mental derangement, which led her to comunit the melancholy deed.--R. Inquirer.

We learn from the Religious Inquirer that a famous preacher by the name of Asahel Nettleton has been engaged for about two months in producing a “revival,' in the town of Somers, in Connecticut. A respectable man by the name of Fuller became a convert. He, neglected all business, attended all conferences and religious meetings; and without regard to health or comfort ran about from house to house exhorting people to flee from the wrath to come. The consequence of this was mental derangement. On the 17th of July, he attempted to kill his wife and child. After being severely bruised, his wife escaped the violence of his hands. In attempting to cut his child's throat with a case knife, he mangled it some time and left it under a tree. The child it is hoped will recover."

In Wilbraham, Mass. this preacher, it is said, 'has aroused the people to a degree of insanity.' One man, in particular, smites himself with his fists, with repeated and astonishing violence. Such are the sad effects of what is called the gospel ; but we are confident it is another gospel,” which has no proper relation to the gospel of Jesus Christ.'

* Such are the wonderful effects of Mr. Nettleton's preaching that he is accounted among bis brethren as an oracle. la the New-Haven Religious Intelligencer he is gravely called (that FAVORED servant of God!" In the Woodstock Evan. gelical Monitor, he is called "the Apostolic Nettleton !!" #Thus it" is "done to the man whom the" people "delight to honor."

Excommunioation. We learn from the Universalist Magazine of Boston, that Mrs. HANNAH PARKHURST of Dunstable, Mass. has been excommunicated for believing in the salvation of all men.

We learn from the Buffalo Patriot, that proposals are issued for publishing a weekly Universalist paper, to be entitled The Gospel Advocate. See the second page of the covers.

Herald of Şalvation.- Proposals have been issued for publishing a periodical Universalist work, at Wa. tertown, N. Y, to be entitled The Herald of Salvation, each No. to contain 16 pages, at one dollar per

annum.

OBITUARY.

DIED-At Langdon, N. H. August 2, Mr. ALLEN BIDWELL, aged 62. His death was occasioned by falling from a load or grain.

At Whiting, Vt. July 27th, 1822, Mr. LEVI WALKER, in the fifty-first year of his age. He was a man possessing strong and vigorous powers of mind, active in the busy pursuits of life, noble in deeds of philanthropy, and as a public spirited man was surpassed by none. He died in the faith of Abraham, which teaches “the final restitution of all things." He was a firm supporter of the doctrine of God's impartial grace, which teaches us "to love our neighbor as ourselves."

At Lisle, N. Y. June 5, Mr. Thomas RICHARDS, formerly a resident of Windsor, Vt.

At Wincisor, Vt. August 4, Mr. CHARLES LEAVENS, in the 7616 vear of his age.

At Reading, July 26, widow TRYPAENA JUDD, aged 67.August 29, Mr. JOSEPA STANLEY, aged 72,

At Brookville, Indiana, June 14, Mrs. PATTY HAMMOND, consort of Mr. Nathaniel Hammond, Jun.- June 10, NATHANIEL 3d, son of Nathaniel Hammond. Mr. Hammond was formerly a resident in this State, whence he moved to Indiana, in the year 1820.

From the Hillsboro' Telegraph.

CRISPIN'S COTTAGE.
On yonder little verdant hill,
Hard by a little lucid rill,
Where harmless rebins sing so sweet,
Found is our CRISPIN's snug retreat.
O'ershaded by the maple tree,
Round which the gentle zephyrs play,
And where the little feather'd race
Securely find a hiding place.
His family from year to year,
Fed by his labor and his care,
Content and happy ever feel,
To share with him the frugal meal,
Perhaps you wish, in this affair,
To know what Crispin's tenets are,
But if my muse will give me leave,
I'll tell

you

what he don't believe. He don't believe that God the just, Made some to be forever curs’d,

While others he supremely blest,
And form'd their souls for happiness.
He don't believe, should he be told,
Salvation may be bought for gold,
Nor man his Maker's favor wins,
By paying taxes for his sins.
He don't believe that any preacher
Is fit to be a public teacher,
Who in the pulpit hard will labor
To save himself and damn his neighbor.
He don't believe, nor ever dream,
That'hypocrites are blest supreme,
Who wilfully defraud a neighbor,
Or stab him with detraction's sabre.
[Unless the Almighty first design'd
The happiness of all inankind ;
That in the final restoration,
All sinners should obtain salvation.]
He don't believe a christian needs
A priest, to teach him by his creeds,
That Hopkins is the heavenly guide,
And throw his Bible quite aside.
This is his last and fervent prayer,
That men in paradise may share
Of happiness a greater quantum,
Than modern priests intend to grant them.

L. H.

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