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that neither of these events may be We have begun to translate the the result of our labours ; but that sacred scriptures into the Orissa, we may be instrumental in so putting Mahratta, Persian, and Hindoostanec the gospel into the hands and hearts languages. A beginning is made in of the Hindoos, as that they may not printing the Mahratta New Testavery long stand in need of the assist. ment, and a fount of types for the ance of foreigners.
Orissa is partly cut. We have long In order to ensure, as far as our had it in mind to station a brother in powers extend, the universal diffusion Orissa, near to the temple of Jugger. of gospel light, we have, as you know, naut. We think of doing this in å been long employed in translating, short time. These types will then printing, and circulating the oracles be of great importance. of God, knowing that this is a seed Since the 25th of March, five perwhich can never perish, be the soil sans have been added ; and though cver so barren, and the scasons ever we have not been without trials re. so unfavourable. The progress made specting our members, yet we have in this work calls for many thanks to had less necessity to exercise painful Him who is eminently styled The discipline, than in some former
By these means, periods. and the circulation of tracts, know). We liave all had our health in a edge sprcads wide and fast. Further great measure preserved. In those to accomplish this great object, we cases in which it was affected for a are now forming subordinate stations short time, God graciously interfered, in different parts of the country, that, and removed every complaint. should any thing happen to the work Signed by all the brethren present. at Serampore, the cause may live and
To be continued. spread from other quarters. With this object in view we also encourage the gifts of our native brethren, and to put them forward in publishing The Female Charitable Society at the word of the Lord. We inculcate Whitestown, (N. Y.) have voted their upon them that this is their cause, second annual collection of $130, to and that it is their country which is be added to the funds of the Hampsinking into ruin beneath the load of sbire Missionary Society. abominable idolatry. Further: We The late Richard Devens, Esq. of have done as much as in us lies Charlestown, bequeathed to this soto promote a disposition to read
ciety ten shares in the Fire Insurance among the natives at large, by estab. Company in Boston ; and an equal lishing schools ; and in this part of amount to the Connecticut Missionaour labours we have been assisted by ry Society, and the Massachusetts several benevolent Europeans. Missionary Society.
sert, the bon-chretien pears, were call. Return to the ancient icgime in Paris. ed bon-republicain. The names also The streets of Paris are resuming of persons were changed, from King, their former names. The saints are Duke, Earl, Marquis, &c. to Tenth established in their dignity ; and ma. of August, Mountain, Right Side, ny famous apostles, some years back, Equality, &c. All those, also, who are reduced to their original nathing. began their
name with Saint ;-Saint St. John, St. Paul, St. Augus- Laurent, Saint Martin, Saint Clair, tin, had given place to Brutus, Anax- were ordered to call themselves plain agoras, Publicola, &c. The taverns Laurent, Martin, and Clair. The had even changed the names of the churches, also, are undergoing reparfruits of which they formed the des- ations, and restorations from the ef
fects of the revolution. Several pic. oured to lay hold of him. He replied tures have lately been painted for that he was really alive ; that he churches: and an artist has avowedly spoke to him; but that having repeatset apart his residence, for the con- edly endeavoured to lay hold of him, venience of repairing pictures, &c. he had never been able to succeed. which have been damaged. He has He added, I told him yesterday, that several young men engaged in this I was going to a Catholic priest, who branch of art solely; and he bas would force him to let me alone, I received many commissions as well blessed him, according to the form of for new pictures, &c. as for repairing the ritual, and gave him sto images
of St. Ignatius, one to carry about
him, the other to fasten to his door : INDIES, EAST.
nothing has appeared to him since.
“ Our colonies have laden more Death of the Great Mogul, Shah than sixty vessels with wheat and toAllum.
bacco on the northern districts of the Shah Allum, the Great Mogul, or Wolga, because it has rained three Emperor of Delhi, died on the 19th times. Last year's harvest was very of November, 1806. Aged 82. His abundant. Įt sometimes happens that reign was long and disastrous, having the land, though very fertile, but dri. lasted 44 years. The Mogul Empire ed by the ardent heat of the sun, hardwas, indeed, decayed, and decaying, ly returns the seed sown ; nor even at the accession of Shah Allum, but bad grass. Tobacco and wheat, during his reign that decay has been which form the riches of the country, so total, as to leave nothing more are bought by the rich merchants of than the title of Emperor. History our city, who sell it again to the Rus. can scarcely furnish a parallel to the sians, to be sent to Moscow, Peters. rapid deterioration of the Mogul burgh, Astracan, and even to Eng. dominion, and the cities of Delhi and land. Agra, the seats of its former splen- “ Our colonists, forced to sow and dour and power. The rise of this to reap within the short space of three Empire was sudden; from the acces- months, labour night and day: and as sion of Akber in 1555, to the Persian there are vast districts rendered barinvasion under Nadir Shah in 1738 ; ren by saltpetre, those which are fer. a space of 283 years. The Emperor's tile are sometimes at great distances remains were interred with great from the people's habitations. They funeral pomp and splendour, in the therefore set off on a Monday for the vault of his ancestors. He is succeed. scene of their labours, in waggons ed by his eldest son, Mirza Akber which serve them as tents for the Shah, who ascended the Musnud in purposes of a little repose during the public state the same day. He has night. They take with them whatever assumed the title of Akber Saunee. they expect to want, to last them till
the next Sunday. They convey in
this manner the children at the breast, Jesuit Missionaries. Extracts from which they place in their little beds ; letiers of the Jesuit Missionaries, sent and afterwards in pretty little covered into that part of Tartary, which is vehicles, because the waggons are too subject to Russia.
rough, and would expose them too Father Richard writes from Cath- sererely to joltings. erinestadt, government of Sarathon, “ There is nothing astonishing in May 22, 1806 :
the devil's desire to preserve sotne “ A Lutheran, of a neighbouring part of his dominion in this country, colony, who had gained a suit at law, where he was adored not thirty years complained incessantly that his (live ago, by the Ojergisians, the Calmues, ing) antagonist, followed him night &c. in the idols which still exist. and day, without allowing him any re. Our people place them at the corners pose. He was brought to me. i ex of their wooden houses, to keep the amined him, and asked him whether waggons off. They are large blocks this man was really alive, whether he of a reddish coloured marble, ex spoke to him, whether he had endeav. tremely hard, which is brought from
a great distance : for there is no kind
DENMARK of stone in the country. It cannot be guessed whether their formless fig- The supreme court of justice at ure represents, or is intended to repre- Copenhagen, lately laid before the sent, a man, a beast, or a devil. If king an account of all criminals in the you wish to have some of them as or. Danish dominions, (including Iceland naments to your garden, I can send and the Indian colonies) on whom you three or four, which lie about the sentence has been passed in the year fields : but these gods are so heavy 1806; in which it is stated that 205 that two strong men can hardly set criminals, 18 of whom were foreignthem upright. Those elderly Ger- ers, were in that year sentenced to mans, who beheld the idolaters before corporeal punishment, 5 for murder, the government sent them off, a hun. 8 for other capital crimes,
7 for forgedred leagues distance, assure us that ry, the rest for inferior offences, and those ideots beat their deities heartily that the number of criminals bears a with blows from a stick, when they proportion to the whole population of did not immediately obtain what they the kingdom and colonies, as one to had petitioned for.'' [Panorama. ten thousand.
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Vols. I. and II. of the Life of Sam- can travellers, voyagers, and geog. uel Johnson, L. L. D. comprehending raphers. By Elijah Parish, A. M. an account of his studies, and numer- minister of Byefield, Massachusetts. ous works, in chronological order ; a Newburyport. Thomas & Whipple. series of his epistolary correspondence Elements of Natural Philosophy, arand conversations with many eminent ranged under the following heads : persons; and various original pieces matter and motion, the universe, the of his composition, never before pub- solar system, the fixed stars, the lished. The whole exhibiting a view earth considered as a planet, the atof literature and literary men in Great mosphere, meteors, springs, rivers, Britain for near half a century, during seas, fossils, plants, animals, the hu. which he flourished. By James Bos- man frame, and the human underwell, Esq. 1st American from 5th standing. Philad. J. P. Parke, price London edition. In 3 volumes. 8vo. 50 cents. Boston, published by W. Andrews The Christian Ministry, the qualifi. and L. Blake, and Cushing & Apple. cation requisite for it, in duties, diffiton of Salem. Greenough & Stebbins, culties, encouragements, &c. considprinters. 1807. Vol. I. pp. 500. ered in two Sermons, delivered before Vol. II. pp. 512.
the Church and Society, in the East The Child's Assistant in the art of parish of Bridgewater, Nov. 9, 1806, reading. Being a collection of pieces, the second Sabbath after the author's suited to the capacities of children, in ordination. By James Flint, A. M. the eariy stages of education. De- pastor of the church in that place, signed as a Medium between the 8vo. Boston. Russell & Cutler. Spelling Book, and the American Se- Letters of the late Lord Lyttleton, lection of Lessons, American Pre- only son of the venerable George ceptor, and other books of a similar Lord Lyttleton, and chief justice in kind. By Samuel Temple, A.M. au- Eyre, &c. &c. The first American thor of an Introduction to Arithme. edition, complete in one volume, 8vo. tic. Third edition. Boston. Lincoln To which is now first added a memoir & Edmands. 1807.
concerning the author, including an A compendious system of Universal account of some extraordinary cir. Geography, designed for schools. cumstances attending his death. Compiled from the latest and most Troy, N. Y. Wright, Goodenow, distinguished European and Ameri- & Co.
of different colonies. Reduction of The Rev. Dr. Trumbull, who has New York. Injury by the king's published, with much reputation to commissioners. The settlement of himself and his country, the first vol. New Jersey and the Carolinas. In. ume of his history of Connecticut, dian war and depredations in Ner has for several years past been en. England. gaged, at the request of the General Association in Connecticut, in writ. Customs imposed on the colonies ing a general history of the United by act of parliament. The adminis. States, for the purpose of displaying tration of Major Andros. Both op. the divine agency in their settlement, press and create general uneasiness, growth and protection, and specially Claims of Andros on Connecticut. during the late memorable revolution.
The colony make opposition and The work will probably be com- protest against his conduct. The prised in three octavo vols. of about Virginians distressed by the acts of 500 puges each, of the size of the trade and government at New York ; English edition of Dr. Gordon's his. the people are thrown into tumult; tory of the revolutionary war.
Bacon excites rebellion Its unhapThe first volume, which is ready py consequences.
Andros's treatfor the press, brings down the history ment of the Jerseys. Quo-warrantos to the year 1760. The second vol.
are issued against the New England ume is in forwardness, and it is ex.
charters. The oppressive adminis, pected the whole will be completed tration of Sir Edmund Andros. Sir in such period, as that, after the first Edmund seized by the people at volume shall have been put to press, Boston. Joy excited by the acces. (which will be the next spring at sion of William and Mary to the farthest) the others will be in readi. throne of Britain. ness to succeed it, without delay.
Some idea of this work may be The first assembly in New York. fornied from the contents of the sey- King James's treatment of the colo. eral chapters which follow.
ny. Leisler's usurpation. The setCHAP. I.
tlement of New Hampshire, and its Introduction. Sketches of the separation from Massachusetts. The principal discoveries of North Amer- settlement of Pennsylvania. The ica; of the state of the country when countries on the Delaware become a discovered ; of the character, man- distinct jurisdiction. Revolution in ners, religion, government, language, the Jerseys. Intrigue and corrupprobable numbers and geographical tion in Carolina. Abuse of the situation of the natives.
French protestants. Establishment
of episcopacy and persecution of the Attempts of the French and Span- Dissenters. jards to make settlements in Caroli. na. Patent of Sir Walter Raleigh Ravages of the French and In. and his attempts to plant a colony. dians in King William's and Queen Sketches of the patents, discovery Ann's wars. Destruction of Sche. and settlement of Virginia, New nectada, Salmon Falls and Casco. York, Plymouth, Massachusetts, The reduction of Port Royal. Sir Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode William Phipps' unsuccessful atIsland; and of the principal occur. tempt on Canada. Major Schuy. rences attending their settlement. ler's expedition. The distressed
of New England. Arma, Oppressions of the Virginians un- ment from the French under the der the administration of Sir John Marquis of Nesmond for the reducHarvey. Another massacre by the In- tion of Boston and New York. The dians. War with them. Confederation remarkable preservation of New of the New England colonies. Their York, and the country in general
. success in christianising the natives, The uncommon cruelties of this war, The Virginians, refusing obedience Depredations and distressed state of to the Lord protector, he dispatches New England in Queen Ann's war. Es. an armament against them. They pedition of Colonel Church. Espe. capitulate. His difterent treatment dition of. Colonel Nicholson to Wood
CH AP. A.
ercek. Reduction of Port Roval and Braddock defeated by the French and Acadia. Expedition against Canada Indians. Earon Dieskau defeated under Admiral Walker and Briga- and taken by General Johnson. Un. dier Hill. The loss of New England happy division of the Southern coloin these wars, and their general ef. nies. Colonel Bradstreet defeats a fect on the country.
party of the enemy. Oswego taken.
Inactivity of Lord Loudon. Conduct Expedition against St Augustine. of the Southern colonies. CompariDefeat of the French in Carolina. son between the campaign of 1755 Palatines settle in North Carolina. and 1756. Massacre by the Corees and Tusca
Expedition against them. Preparations for the campaign in General conspiracy of the Indians 1757. Plan of operation in America against the Carolinians. War with changed, and Louisburg becomes them. Distressed state of the col. its only object. This is reinforced, ony. It revolts from the proprictary and the expedition is postponed. Fort government, and effects a revolution. William Henry taken by the French. Under the government of Great Brits The country is alarmed, and great ain enjoyed safety, prosperity, and reinforcements sent forward to Al. general satisfaction.
bany and Fort Edward. The cam
paign closes with losses and shame. Settlement of North Carolina.
The provincials lose all confidence in First voyage made to that country. the British Commanders. Change Interview with the natives. Their of men, 1758. Armament against kindness. Settlement of Albemarle Louisburg. Its seige and capture by and Cape Fear. Revolt in Albe. General Amherst. Defeat at Ticon. marle. Deed from the proprietors. deroga. Du Quesne taken by GenConstitution of the colony. Pala- eral Forbes, tines plant themselves on the Roan
CHAP. XII. oke. The colony is purchased by Plan of the campaign of 1759. Ex. the crown, and the government be- pedition against Ticonderoga and comes regal. The plan and patent Crown Point, Niagara and Quebec. for the settlement of Georgia. Set- Action at the falls of Montmorency. tlements made. Regulations of the The camp removes to Point Levi. Trustees. Expedition against St. The troops land above the town. Augustine. Spaniards invade Georgia Battle of Quebec. General Wolfe and are defeated. The corporation and Montcalm killed. Quebec sursurrender their charter, and the gov- renders. Movements of General ernment becomes regal. General ob- Amherst on lake Champlain. servations relative to Georgia and the Southern colonies.
The MS, of the first volume of this
work has been submitted to the critic. War with the Eastern Indians. al inspection of the Rev. Dr. Dwight, Brunswick destroyed. Canso sur- President of Yale College, and the prised, and seventeen vessels taken Hon. John Trumbull, Esq. one of the by the enemy. Attempts to engage Judges of the Supreme Court, in the five nations in war with the East. Connecticut ; both well known in the ern Indians. The English take and literary world, and has received their burn Norridgewock. Peace made decided approbation. The latter genwith the Indians. French war. Du- tleman writes thus to the author : viviere takes Canso. Expedition of “ Your style is neat, elegant, and the New Englanders against Louis, well suited to a history, which, comburg. Remarkable deliverance of prehending in one volume a long series New England.
of most important events, allows little CHAP. X.
room for diffuse narration, and must Colonel Washington's expedition. owe its principal merit to conciseness, Convention at Albany. French war, perspicuity, and a judicious selection 1755. Reasons of the war. Expe- of the most important facts. Your dition against Nova Scotia, Fort du selection of facts, and manner of narQuesne, Crown Point, and Niagara. ration are very juclicious. Your his. Success in Nova Scotia. General tory, in affording important informa