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duties, and the dictates of his conscience; and being thus compelled to submit to the disastrous consequences which have been threatened, and to the military occupation of his capital, in case he should not submit to such demands:
"Yielding, therefore, in all humility of heart, to the inscrutable determinations of the Most High, he places his cause in the hands of the Almighty, and being unwilling to fail in the essential obligations of guaranteeing the rights of his sovereignty, he has commanded us to protest, and formally protests in his own name, as well as in that of his successors, against any occupation whatever of his do minions, being desirous that the rights of the holy chair should remain, now and henceforward, uninjured and untouched. As the Vicar on earth of that God of Peace who taught by his divine example humility and patience, he has no doubt but his beloved subjects, who have given him so many repeated proofs of obedience and attachment, will make it their peculiar study to preserve peace and tranquillity, private as well as public, which his holiness exhorts, and expressly commands; and that far from committing any excesses, they will rather respect the individuals of a nation, from whom, during his journey and stay in Paris, he receiv ed so many flattering testimonies of devotion and regard.”
The True Patriot.
ANDREW DORI, of Genoa, the greatest sea captain of the age he lived in, set his country free from the yoke of France. Beloved by his fellow citizens, and supported by the emperor Charles V. it was in his power to assume sovereignty, with out the least struggle. But he preferred the virtuous satisfaction of giving liberty to his countrymen. He declared in public assembly, that the happiness of seeing them once more restored to liberty, was to him a full reward for all his services : that he claimed no pre-eminence above his equals, but remitted to them absolutely to settle a proper form of government. Dori's magnanimity put an end to factions that had long vexed the state; and a form of government was established with great unanimity. Dori lived to a great age, beloved and honoured by his countrymen; and without making a single step out of his rank, as a private citi zen, he retained, to his dying hour, great influence in the republic. Power founded on love and gratitude was to him more pleasant than what was founded on sovereignty. memory is reverenced by the Genoese; and in their histories and pub. lic monument, there is bestowed on him the most honourable of all titles, "Father of his country, and restorer of its liberty."
THE Emperor Alexander has just founded a College at Teflis, in Georgia. An ecclesiastic of that country is placed at the head of the establishment, who is a man of great literary knowledge, and understands the Russian language. Translations into the Georgian tongue of several useful works are already begun; and in return, translations into the Russian language of the work of the celebrated Georgian poet, Russawell, and of a renowned novel writer named Sergei Tmogwell, are expected.
A PLAN of the city of Jerusalem, and its environs, as they were at the time of Christ, is recently published at Madrid. It includes representations of the edifices and places mentioned in scripture; the walls, gates, and squares of that famous city; particularly the road along which the Saviour of the world was conducted from the Garden of Olives to Mount Calvary. To the above is added, as a supplement, the recent excursion of a Spaniard who gives an account of the present sanctuaries of Palestine.
We believe Spain is the only European country which of late years has maintained an intercourse with Jerusalem: the Spanish sovereign, not many years ago, liberated the monastery in this city from a heavy arrear of debt due to the Turks, &c.
TARTARY.-Discovery of a City. IN the island of Taman, in the Black Sea, the foundations of an ancient ci ty, which must have been very large, although not mentioned in history, were lately discovered: it is said that a similar discovery has been made in a district of Siberia.
List of New Publications,
A SERMON, delivered at the funeral of Dr. Joshua Lathrop, who died Oct. 29th, 1807, aged 84. By Joseph Strong, D. D. Pastor of the first church in Norwich. Hartford, Lincoln & Gleason.
The signs of perilous times. Sermon, delivered at the public fast, in West Springfield, April 7, 1808. By Joseph Lathrop, D. D. Pastor of the First Church in West Springfield. Springfield. H. Brewer.
Propositions for amending the Constitution of the United States; submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate, on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks. New Haven, Oliver Steele, & Co.
The Clergyman and People's Remembrancer, or an essay upon the importance of the ministerial character, as connected with a pure and evangelical style of preaching; agree able to the doctrines and articles of our Episcopal Church. By William Percy, D. D. the third minister of St. Philip's and St. Michael's. Charleston, (S. C.) J. Hoff. 1808.
Charles Butler, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. With additional notes and illustrations, by an eminent American civilian. 8vo. pp. 136. Philadelphia, published by Wm. P. Farrand, and Co. and Farrand, Mallory and Co. Boston. 1808.
A Sermon, preached March 13th, 1808, for the benefit of the Society instituted in the city of New-York, for the relief of poor widows with small children. By Samuel Miller, D. D. one of the pastors of the United Presbyterian churches in the said
city. New York.
Hopkins & Sey
A Discourse, delivered in the church in Hollis Street, April 13, 1808, at the interment of the Rev. Samuel West, D. D. late pastor of said church. By John Lathrop, D. D: pastor of the second church in Bos ton. With a Biographical Memoir of the Rev. Dr. West, written and published at the request of a committee of the Society in Hollis Street, Boston. By Rev. Thomas Thacher, A. M. A. A. S. of Dedham. Boston. Belcher & Armstrong.
Zion's Pilgrim. By Robert Hawker, D.D. Vicar of Charles, Plymouth. To which are added select pieces by different authors. pp. 204. Boston. Lincoln & Edmands, 1808.
In the press of Collins & Perkins, No. 189, Pearl street, New York, a new work, entitled "A Hebrew and English Lexicon for the Psalms, with points; in which all the words that are found in the Hebrew original are alphabetically arranged, and carefully explained. Accompanied by a compendious grammar of the Hebrew language, together with remarks explanatory of the idiomatical expressions which occur in the Hebrew psalms. By Clement C. Moore, A. M.
Farrand, Mallory and Co. have also in the press, Buonaparte's last campaigns in Prussia, Saxony, Poland, &c. ornamented with engravings, exhibiting the likenesses of Buonaparte, king and queen of Prussia, and emperor of Russia. A translation of this work, by Samuel Mackay, A. M. is now completed.
Lincoln & Edmands will shortly put to press, Mason's Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God; being a Reflection for each morning and evening in the year, from select texts of scrip ture, 2 vols. 12mo.
IN the early part of his life, prexious to receiving the honours of college, he hopefully found the consolations of religion. His studies were consequently directed to a preparation for the gospel ministry. By an increasing attachment to the interests of the Redeemer's kingdom, he had the strongest proofs in riper life, that his early hopes were well founded.
Trusting in the free and sovereign grace of God, through the merits of Christ, he experienced enjoyments, which were not like "the morning cloud and early dew." The church in New Gloucester was gathered, and he ordained its pastor in January, 1765. He sustained this relation to them, for the term of twenty eight years, though for the last part of the time, by reason of a feeble constitution, he was unable to bear the fatigues of all its duties. Being much employed in the study of the sacred scriptures, a large proportion of them were familiar to his memory. In regard to the leading, as well as the more abstruse doctrines of holy writ, the strength of his understanding and soundness of his judgment were acknowledged and appealed to by many of his brethren in the ministry. The character of his mind was such as fitted him for very agreeable and instructive conversation with those who visited his study. His passions were naturally strong and his disposition cheerful. Though a well instructed scribe in the duties of his holy profession, he was modest and unassuming. Being under the influence of an humble principle, he seemed estranged from every thing like envy or vanity. As he took a very affec, tionate part with all who were afflicted, he had not an evil eye towards those who were prospered.
Necessarily prevented by a sickly constitution from great activity in the cause of his Master, he frequently made bitter complaints of his own unfruitfulness. Though much in prayer, he would seem enraptured in that duty, at the time of the morning and
evening sacrifice. At the recollection and mention of the atonement by the Lord Jesus Christ, for his chosen people, he would seem animated by uncommon transports of joy. In his confessions, intercessions and petitions, he was fervent for the glory of God in his own good, in that of his beloved family, his Christian brethren, and the prosperity of Zion in general. For several years past, he interested himself but little in the present world. When health would permit, until he was almost entirely deprived of his sight, which happened by means of a violent cold, within two years past, he employed much time either in writing or transcribing excellent sentiments for the benefit of those who should live after his departure.
As a parent he was tender and affectionate, using every Christian endeavour to promote the best temporal and eternal interest of those near to him by the ties of nature, often urging them from the tenderest considerations to be reconciled to God. He was careful never to violate the confidence of friendship. Sensible of the dependence and infirmity of our nature, he prayed much for others, and requested an interest in their addresses. He often manifested a spirit of charity and benevolence. In this his Christian brethren were repeatedly and honourably re. membered, not long before his death. As he sometime feared lest he should be cowardly, and dishonour the cause of his glorious Redeemer, at the near approach of the king of terrors, God granted him a sudden removal. He was translated from this to the world of light, without being permitt ed to perceive the melancholy approaches of the last enemy. He was spared a tedious succession of pain and sickness, and obtained a release from all violent struggles. The gar ment of his mortality suddenly dropt off, and he fell asleep in the Lord.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, for they rest."
CHARACTER OF REV. SAMUEL WEST.
REV. Samuel West, D. D. was the sixth of twelve children, the fourth of sons of Rev. Thomas West. His mother was Drusilla Pilsbury, the daughter of a French Protestant who fled to this country on the revocation of the edict of Nantz. He was born at Martha's Vineyard, Nov. 19, (o.s.) 1738, and died 10th April, 1808.
Such was the high estimation, in which this most amiable man and excellent minister was held by the community, that a long or laboured pan. egyric, would be wholly superfluIn the place of his nativity; at Cambridge, where he had his education, and received acad emic honours in 1761; in the several places of his residence, between his leaving college and settlement at Needham, in 1764; in that place, and the surrounding country, he left that "good name which is better than rubies," and his "memory will be justly blessed." In this capital, where he spent the last 19 years, but one sentiment is felt, but one opinion entertained respecting his professional and personal worth. In his neigh bourhood he was most peculiarly regarded and beloved; in his parish, he was all which his parishioners could desire; in his family, he was a most precious companion and counsellor. Few men die more extensively valued, probably no pastor was ever more tenderly endeared to his flock. was the interest he manifested in all their concerns, such his peculiar attentions to them in all circumstances, that in the hearts of young and old he holds the place of a father and a friend.
His literary reputation can be but transiently noticed in this brief sketch. Several occasional dis. courses, and many moral and relig ious essays, from his pen, are before the public. While they evince a
1. A Sermon at the ordination of the Rev. Jonathan Newell, at Stow, 11th October, 1774. Edes & Gill, 1775. 8vo. pp. 31.
-2. A Sermon, at Dedham, 2d church, March, 1785, occasioned by the death of two young men, brothers, &c. Edes & Son, 1785. 8vo. pp. 23.
strength of reasoning, and accuracy of discrimination which ensures them a value with the learned, they possess that winning charm of the pathetic and persuasive, which makes them a manual of inestimable value to his friends, and an auxiliary of much importance to general improvement
For several years before his death his health was much impaired; and for many months, he was wholly confined to his chamber and couch. He was exercised with much pain, and at times with severe dis tress, during this long season of lingering; and through all evidenced the unwavering faith and unfailing hopes of a genuine servant of Jesus Christ. Those who have seen and heard him in his sickness, can never forget how like a saint he looked, how like a sage he spoke. And though the radiant composure of benevolence and piety, which beamed from his countenance is dimmed, though the mild accents of resignation and truth which flowed from his tongue are silenced by death, his friends have for their consolation, that he now enjoys a happier society. While every acquaintance feelingly exclaims,
3. Two Discourses at Needham, 1st parish, on the Public Fast, 7th April, 1785. Edes & Son, 8vo. pp. 39.
4. A Sermon on the Day of General Election, May 31, 1786. Adams & Nourse. 8vo. pp. 32.
5. A Sermon at his instalment in Boston, March 12, 1789, with the charge by Dr. Belknap, and right hand of fellowship by Dr. Eckley. I. Tho mas & Co. 1789. Svo. pp. 31.
6. The Christian Soldier. A Sermon before the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, June 2, 1794, the anniversary of their election. Manning & Loring. 1794. pp. 19.
7. A Sermon on the national Thanks giving, Feb. 19, 1795. S. Etheridge. 1795. 8vo. pp. 20.
8. Greatness the result of goodness. A sermon occasioned by the death of George Washington, &c. 29th Dec. 1799. Manning & Loring, pp. 17.
9. A series of Essays in the monito rial department of the Columbian Centinel, with the signature of "an old man," commenced on Saturday, Nov. 29, 1806, and continued to Aug. 22, 1807.
"I am distressed for thee, my brother, very precious hast thou been unto me," let this also be their purpose and their prayer: "Let me live the life of the righteous, that my last end may be peace like нIS."
DR. JOSHUA LATHROP.
THIS venerable and worthy man, died at Norwich, (Con.) Oct. 29, 1807, in the 85th year of his age. Dr. Strong, in a sermon delivered at his funeral, characterizes him, as "universally respected both for his amiableness and goodness. Unambitious to shine in the higher walks of life, and not at all elated by the pride of wealth, Dr. Lathrop pursued that humble course, and practised those accommodating manners, which did not fail to secure an unusual share of esteem and love. His enemies, if he had them, were silenced into respect by his virtues; and his friends were numerous and sincere. It is not the language of flattery, to say, that he was an Israelite indeed." It was during his collegiate life, that in the judgment of charity, he commenced that race of godliness, in which he stedfastly persevered. The term allowed him in his Master's service was unusually long, nor did he spend it in idleness. Though in his eightyifth year, he by no means outlived
his usefulness. body or mind prevented his bringing forth much fruit, even at that very advanced period of life. During a number of his last years, visits, dictated by friendship, constituted one of his chief employments; and it was noticeable, that of his visits, the indigent and unfortunate commanded a large share. We may presume the remark of St. James was often in his mind, and certainly it was written upon his life; "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction." There are none among his acquaintance but must feel the death of Dr. Lathrop. Though he had lived many years, it was not long enough to satisfy the wishes either of his friends or of the unfortunate. By his death, the church of which he was a member and a pillar has experienced a great loss; the community is deeply interested in the removal of so deserving a member; his neighbours will find that they have no small cause to weep over him; and his consort and children lament their loss as irreparable. They will, however, bear in mind the goodness of God, in continuing him so long; and will reflect with much satisfaction that he led a respectable, pious and useful life, died à Christian, and that charity pronounces he is now so" clothed upon, that mortality is swallowed up of life."
Neither debility of
ON Wednesday last, the Rev. Joshua Huntington was ordained as Colleague with the Rev. Dr. Eckley over the church and society worshipping at the Old South Meeting House, in Boston. The exercises were devout and animated, and afforded high gratification to the numerous auditors assembled on the occasion. The Introductory Prayer was made by the
Rev. Mr. Gray; the Sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Morse; the Ordaining Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Eckley; and the Charge given by the Rev. Dr. Lathrop. The Right Hand of Fellowship was then offered by the Rev. Mr. Channing, and the concluding Prayer made by the Rev. Mr. Lowell.