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: I teach my scholars to spell both English There is room enough in our waste places

and Indian words. I have had, of late, for all the services, zeal, wisdom, and funds rising of 30 pupils; a few of which are of all the Missionary Societies of all dengwhite children ; but most of them half-minations of true Christians in our coun. breeds. The full-blooded Indians who have try. “Let us all be up, and doing. Let us been at school this season, have (in Sep- be valiant for the truth, and our blessed tember) mostly gone to the woods with Captain of salvation." their parents. In the preceding journal We have now published the names of all I have included 14 sabbaths, and during the annual contributors, which are in the my mission bave preached 20 times; be- possession of the General Agent; but in sides attending 24 religious meetings, several congregations he has enrolled inany which I conducted without preaching. with their consent, and left the lists to be

" If the Board think best they will please completed by the sessions. It is hoped to send me another appointment. If I am that these will be forwarded before the again appointed, my object would be prin commencement of the ensuing year. It cipally to instruct the natives. I was gra• would be a still greater favour, if some tified to learn that the Board are making congregations not visited by the Agent of vigorous exertions to advance the kingdom the Board, would remit to us the names of of our divine Lord and Master. While many contributors to the 50 cent fund. they cast the mental eye over the expan- Why should not every minister of the sive dominions which now lie in the sha- Presbyterian Church, who feels a friendly dow of death, I would invite them to look regard for its Board of Missions, become at this region. The Chippeways are very at once an agent his own congregation ? numerous. The Indian Agent here says Is it too much for us to ask of every Pres. that there are 8000 under his agency. byterian in our connexion who can spare Many of the same tribe are in the British that sum, without subjecting himself to territories. I think that the Indians in this any serious privation, that he would pay region are not so much prejudiced against fifty cents annually in aid of the missionary the whites as those in many other parts of operations of the General Assembly? Will the country. At a treaty about two years any benevolent donor to other associations ago, the Indians gave a section of land near give them the less for giving usfifty cents ? Sault de St. Marie, for the purpose of hav. But if we can render this contribution geing a school; and our government engaged neral in the Presbyterian Church, we shall to pay them $1000 annually for the sup- give God thanks, take courage, and go on port of a school : $2000 will soon be due. prosperously. It has been expected that our Baptist bre.

E. S Ely, Cor. Sec. &c. thren would make an establishment among the Chippeways, and have the appropriation of this money. Why do they delay so The executive committee have received long? If they are not determined to occu- from Miss Elizabeth Hackett, a donation pp this field, will not your Board ? Proba- of $1; from six subscribers in the Third bly some of their ministers in your city Presbyterian Church in this city 83; from will know whether any thing has been the Rev. Septimus Tustun, advance redone in this business. If they will occupy turned in full $8.37); from a physician this spot, the field before us is still wide in Columbia, Pa. being the avails of the and long towards the west. The country practice of medicine on the Sabbath, rebetween Lake Huron and the Mississippi mitted by John M-Kissick, Esq., $5; from is inhabited by Chippeways, and some a missionary box, by the same, 50 cents; parts of it are fertile prairies.' I am much from the Rev. John Joyce, on account of in favour of forming colonies among the five subscribers to the Philadelphian obIndians; and with proper encouragement tained agreably to the offer of the editor, many families I think would renounce the chase to live by labour. The idea that the $5; from Mr. Anthony Finley, his An.

cient and Modern Atlas, for the use of aged Indians are to be abandoned seems to me to be wrong: The Wyandotts at Upper the executive committee, worth 814; Sandusky in Ohio; the Ottowas near Mac. and from Ezra S. Ely, Si7, towards the kinac; and some Chippeways on Drum- instruction and relief of an Indian youth; mond's Island in Lake 'Huron, are exam

and $50 in aid of a church in the state ples which prove, that aged Indians can be of Missouri. civilized and christianized.”

The nuraber of missionaries appointed To enable Mr. Coe to continue his la. under the patronage of the Board since bours among the aborigines of our country May last, now amounts to fifty-three. who surround him, the Executive Com

Of our missionaries there have been mittee have renewed his commission; and sent during the present year, 6 to the would be thankful for the men and money state of New York, 13 to Pennsylvania, requisite to send him a reinforcement. In 7 to Ohio, 5 to Indiana, 3 to Missouri, 1 the mean time our brother says, “ if the to Arkansas Territory, 1 to the Territory Baptists are coming, do urge them on.” of Michigan, 1 to Tennessee, 3 to KenVol. VII-Ch. Adv.



tucky, 4 to N. Carolina, 3 to Louisiana, 2 the 20th of the same month, I received to Florida, and 4 to other places.

an invitation to supply the pulpit for 6 The executive comınittee have resolved months, and on the 13th of July, received to pay the City Sunday School Union an unanimous call to the pastoral charge 8200, towards the support of Mr. John of the church. During my residence at L. Grant, for one year, while preaching St. Louis, the house of God has been ge. to the apprentices of this city.

nerally well attended, and by an attentive Mr. Joseph A. Mines having been sent audience. A spirit of pr:yer has, I trust, to the bounds of the Ebenezer Presbyte. in some degree, been poured upon the ry, has received a call from the church in Alock of Christ; and sixieen persons have Maysville, Ky, which he intends to ac been added to the church. cept; and has in consequence left our « On the last Sabbath, October 26, I service.

was ordained and installed pastor, by the The Rev. William S. Potts, having been Presbytery of Missouri. i deem it unnesent to Missouri, has become the settled cessary to enter, at the present, more pastor of the church at St. Louis; on re into detail, as some cominunications have turning his letter of instructions, he thus already been received from me, describwrites

ing more fully the condition and prosSt. Louis, Oct. 27, 1828. pects of the church.

It may, however, "I received the accompanying conmis. be important to add, that upon taking sion at Nashville, Tenn. on the 28th day charge of the pulpit in May last, a heavy of April last, and coinmenced my mission debt of about $4,500 was depressing the on the 1st of May following. On Sunday church; since which time, we have been the 4th of that month, 1 preached at Hop- enabled to reduce it to about $2.000. I kinsville, Ky. and addressed the Sabbath state this fact as an evidence of the inteschool in that place. The church here

rest at present taken in the worship of had been for some time in a destitute

God.” situation, but their pastor elect, Rev. Mr. On the 23d day of November last, the Campbell, from Virginia, arrived the same

General Agent preached in the first and day with myself. I left Hopkinsville on second Presbyterian churches, in BaltiMonday morning, and was occupied until more, and met with the hearty co-opera. Saturday following in travelling to Kas tion of their pastors, the Rev. William Nekaskia, in Illinois. The country passed vins, and the Revi John Brackenridge. through in this journey is but little inha. The result of their aid, and the amount of bited, and the few inhabitants whom I

anoual and other contributions, will be found, were chiefly illiterate. The only communicated hereafter. chance that I had for doing good was by The Executive Committee request the occasional conversations by the way side, attention of their fellow members, of the and in the cabins in which I lodged; and Presbyterian church, to the following by the distribution of tracts.

“ On Sunday the 11th, 1 preached to a small congregation in a school room at For rendering Sersions Auxiliary Societies Kaskaskia. There is but one meeting to the General Assembly's Board of Mishouse in the town, which is occupied by

sions. the Papists. I preached morning and It is believed, after much reflection, evening, and heard Rev. Mr. Matthews in that Sessions may become the best auxi. the afternoon. Owing to the solicitations liary Missionary Societies that can exist of the people, I consented to remain the in the Presbyterian Church; that they following day, and preached a third ser. are more happily adapted to this purpose mon, at which time the house was crowd.

than any other associations that can be de. ed with attentive auditors. The church vised, and may supersede the necessity of in this place is very feeble. They have any other. Sessions are already formed, had the labours of the Rev. Mr. Ellis, a and must be continued as an essential part missionary from the H. M. Society, until in the order and government of the Preswithin a short time. The Rev. Mr. Mat. byterian Church; and by their taking an thews is now their supply. From con

agency in missionary affairs the church versation with the people here, as well as will act directly by her own officers, which from what I have seen, I do not doubt is the most proper and desirable mode of that a popular and devoted man might action, in every thing in which the church build up a church in this place. The po is concerned. By Sessions assuming the pulation is about 1000, principally Papists. form of Missionary societies, all the trou.

“ I arrived at St. Louis on Wednesday ble and all the expense of forming other the 14th of May, addressed a prayer meet. Missionary associations will be saved; and ing on the following evening, and preach at the same time Missionary bodies will ed twice upon the succeeding Sabbath, become more numerous, and more extento very attentive audiences. On Tuesday sivcly and generally influential, through


out the whole Presbyterian population, willingly, generally, and liberally, than than they can ever be otherwise rendered. they would otherwise do. If in some Missionary operations will in this way be places it should be considered necessary more intimately brought home, as they or expedient, that an individual or two, need to be, to every congregation and to without becoming regular members of every individual in it, as a concern of their session, should be joined with it for the own: and when the people see their own special purpose of conducting missionary representatives, men of their own choice business., there could be no objection to and in whom they have confidence, ma- such a measure. naging and superintending this business,

(To be continued.) they will be likely to contribute more

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The Treasurer of the Trustees of the General Assembly of the Presbyteran Church acknowledges the receipt of the following sum for their Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. I during the month of December last, viz. Of Messrs. Towar and Hogan $30, for the privilege of printing another thousand copies of the Confession--one-half of this sum is for the Contingent Fund of the Theological Seminary

$15 00 The Treasurer has the pleasure to report the following sums received in aid of the extended operations of the Board of Missions, viz. Of Rev. Alexander Heberton $16 35, a donation from the Female Sewing Society of Allenstownship Congregation, and $5 65 from a few indivi. duals

$22 00 Of Rev. Colin Mʻlver, Treasurer of the Presbytery of Fayetteville, from the several congregations of Centre, Ashpole, Laurel Hill, Red Bluff, Bethel, and Little Peedee

125 25 Of Robert Ralston, Esq., from the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, under the pastoral care of Rev. Dr. Heron

53 00 Of Second Presbyterian Church Philadelphia, at Monthly Concert

9 48 Of do. subscriptions, including a donation from Miss Mary Jones of $5 99 50 Of Messrs. Towar and Hogan, the other half of the above sum

15 00 Of Rev. David M‘Kinney of Meadville, per Mr. Jacob Clarkson

10 00 Of Mr. James Algeo, subscriptions in Fourth Presbyterian Church, Philad. 42 25 of Mr. John M.Mullin, do, in Sixth do.

200 00 of the Rev. Dr. E. S. Ely, General Agent of the Board of Missions, as per his statement of particulars below

668 80 Amount received for the Board of Missions $1245 28

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Dr. Ely collected the above sum of $668 80 from the following per-
sons, viz
From Rev. Septimus Tuston

John M'Kissick, Esq., Columbia, Pa., from a Physician's practice on

the Sabbath
Mission Box by do.
E. S. Ely, for an Indian youth
Rev. John Joyce; for 5 copies of the Philadelphian
Monthly Concert in Dr. Ely's church
Monthly Concert in Mr. M Calla's church
Mr. Jos. A. Mines, returned
E. S. Ely, a donation for the church in St. Louis, Missouri
J. W. Parkins, Esq., an English gentleman at Troy
Rev. John Coulter's congregation in l'uscarora, Pa.
Rev. Jas. Linn's do, in Bellefonte, Pa.
Rev. John Hutchinson's do, of Mifflintown and Lost Creek
Mrs. Bryson, in full for her son, Mr. Samuel Bryson, Agent
A Baptist to Mr. J. M. Dickey, 37} cts.—Wyalusing, Pa. per do. $7 37}
Smithport, Pa.

5 00

50 17 00 5 00 7 00 6 15 33 00 50 00 10 00 12 00 31 78 20 00 20 00 7 75 5 00

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Brought forward $238 55 Warren, Pa.

10 00 Annual Contributions in Rev. Dr. Ely's church, Philadelphia, viz. Mr. Robert Steele

500 Lemuel Lamb, Esq.

12 00 Messrs. William Linn, E. W. Cook, Jas C. Thompson and wife, and Robert Thompson and wife-4, at $10 each

4000 Wm. R. Thompson and wife, for 1828 and 1829

2000 John W. Thompson Robert Mercer

3 W Thomas Sparks S5.-Mrs. Maria M'Clure 85

10 00 Jos. B. Mitchell and family $3 50.-Mr. Henry Tumbleston and wife 82

5 50 Fredk. Myerle and wife $2.-Widow Mary Hunter 52

400 Rubt. O'Neill and wife $1.- Miss Margaret Thompson $1

2 00 Miss Mary Barry, Fred. A. Raybold, Mrs. S. A. Raybold, Mrs. Sophia

Donaldson, Miss Sarah M.Mullin, Mrs. M'Ginley, Mrs. Meeker,
Hannah, a servant, Mr, Maximilian M. Towsk, Mr. A. Landsbury,
-10, at 50 cents each

500 Mrs. Eliza Cunningham

500 Mrs. Catherine Lafferty

25 Mrs Margaret Carsweli

2500 Other contributors in the same congregation

105 50 Payments to the Board of Missions for the church at Oxford, N. C. Rev. Dr. E. S. Ely and Robert Ralston, Esq., each $20 Messrs. William Brown, Solomon Allen, and Charles Chauncey, each $10

30 00 Cash, 3 of $5 each

15 00 Messas. Jos. R. Ingersoll, E. W. Cook, John K. Kane, John Wurts,

Edward Burd, David Lapsley, Jr., Elibu Chauncey, Robert Ral.
ston, Jr., Thomas Biddle, Thomas Elmes, Rev. Dr. Thomas H.
Skinner, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Wylie, Joshua Tevis, J. M'Alpin, and
A. Elmes-15, at $5 each

75 00 Messrs. D. Winebrenner and W. Nassau, sen.-2, at $2 each

4 00 Contributors in the church at Kensington, by Rev. Geo. Chandler

10 00 Amount of Rev. Dr. E. S. Ely's collections, as above credited $668 80


View of Publick Affairs.

EUROPE. The latest European intelligence received in this country, so far as known to us at the time we write, is to the 8th of November ult.

Britain. The British parliament was still in recess, at the date of the last advices mit would probably meet for the despatch of business

, about the 26th of November. The king's health was the subject of a good deal of speculation and anxiety. He was so far recovered from a serious indisposition, as to ride out; but the prevalent opinion seemed to be, that he had a complication of disorders, which was likely, before long, to terminate his life.

A London paper of the 7th of November says—"The frequent conferences which have taken place between the French ambassador and Lord Aberdeen have induced many persons to think that the courts of France and

England are arranging some important measure

relative to the affairs of the East. That these conferences are of an important and pressing nature may be inferred from the fact of Prince Polignac delay ing a visit to France, which we have heard he was on the point of making several days ago. The Austrian ambassador has, too, received frequent despatches from bis court within the last week or twoma circumstance calculated to strengthen the opinion that something is on the tapis respecting the Turkish and Russian war.”

The eccentrick and impudent William Cobbett bad formally offered himself to the king, as his prime minister; and had also addressed a curious letter, on that and other subjects, to the Duke of Wellington-Official accounts had been received from the head quarters of the Russian army, relative to the taking of the fortress of Varna. The following extracts from the Russian bulletins, and from the Prussian Slate Gazette of the 24th of October, will give our readers a general view of the recent successful operations of the Russians against the Turks.

" The difficulties and suffering of the army before Varna have been crowned with victory. The reduction of the fortress was the result of a general assault on the 25th of September, or the 7th of October, in which a few of our gallant soldiers penetrated to the very middle of the town, on the night of that day. Such was the alarm produced in the enemy by this bold and successful exploit, that a conference was upon the moment proposed, and Jussuf Pacha himself was the first who commanded his followers to lay down their arms unconditionally, and without stipulation of any kind, and to pass over to our camp. In the course of the night, and on the next morning, his example was followed by the whole garrison, save only the Captain Pacha, and a few followers, composed of his immediate suite, who threw themselves into the citadel

. They were afterwards made prisoners there by the Russian soldiers, who had entered by the breaches made in the external defences of the town. From the accounts of the prisoners, which, however, are somewhat various, it is conjectured that the garrison of Varna, with the armed inhabitants, amounted in the beginning, to at least 22,000 men--at the time of the surrender, they numbered but 6,000. We can. not, however, at present, pretend to give a correct list of the prisoners, nor any state. ment of the stores, ammunition, and so forth, that have fallen into our hands."

Thus far the Russian Bulletin. The statement of the Prussian Gazette, it will be observed, relates to the same events that are summarily mentioned in the Bulletin, only with more particulars, and an account of the final and formal surrender of the fortress

" Already, on the 8th of October, at noon, a private secretary of the Captain Pacha, accompanied by two other Turks, appeared on board the Paris, to commence a negotiation for the surrender of Varna. By the Emperor's orders, he was referred to Ad. miral Greig, but returned without coming to any understanding The negotiation was, however, renewed by the same envoy, on the morning of the 9th, in Count Wo. ronzow's tent, but did not lead to a more favourable result. In the evening Jussuf Pacha himself appeared, and the result of the conference with him was, that a positive declaration was promised for the next day: The Pacha returning on the 10th, gave his declaration that he must acknowledge the impossibility of defending the place any longer, and therefore could only vote for the surrender. As the Captain Pacha, how. ever

, would not consent to a capitulation, on any terms, he [Jussuf Pacha) had resolved not to return into the fortress, but to place himself under the protection of the Empe. for. When this resolution was known in the town, all the troops that were under the command of Jussuf Pacha, immediately laid down their arms, and during the night of the 10th, and on the morning of the 11th, they came in troops, with their commanders, out of the town, to surrender themselves as prisoners of war to the besiegers. After the garrison had, in this manner, dissolved itself, the Captain Pacha, who, with those that remained faithful to him, bad fled into the citadel, requested to be allowed to retire unmolested, with 300 men, to the corps under Omer Vrione. The Emperor granted this, on condition that he should either take the road by way of Pravati, or embark for Bourgas. Towards noon, deputies came from the town, and requested permission to deliver the keys to the Emperor. The Emperor received them on the top of the telegraph mountain. The town was occupied by the Russian troops, and a salute from all the ships announced and accompanied this happy event."

." The ambassadors and envoys of Foreign Powers, who embarked at Odessa on the 3d, arrived in the road to Varna on the 8th. They are Prince Philip, of Hesse Homburg, the Austrian Ambassador; the Duke de Montemart, the French Ambassador: the Prussian Charge d'Affaires, Councillor Von Kuster; the Prussian Lieutenant Colonel

, Von Thun; the Swedish Ambassador, Baron Von Palmstierna; and the Hanove. rian Ambassador, Lieutenant General Van Dornberg. They will remain on board the ship which brought them.” !! also appears, that a few days before the capture of Varna, a decisive victory was gained in Wallachia, by General Geismar, over a Turkish army of 26,000 men, commanded by the Seraskier of Widdin. A bloody contest was maintained by the opposing forces, during a whole day, without any decisive advantage on either

side. But, in the course of the following night, General Geismar surprised the Turkish camp, and gained a complete victory. Twenty-four pair of colours, and seven cannon were taken. Geismar has been promoted, and the rear of the Russian arıny is supposed to be rendered

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