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TO PROMPT THE SPIRIT OF RESEARCH, AND DIFFUSE RELI

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I make it my rule to lay hold of light, and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held
forth by a child or an enemy.

EDWARDS.

* Too many are to be found in all countries, like the Italian Philosopher, who was un.
willing to look through the telescopes of Gallileo, lest he should find something to
ake his belief in the dogmas of Aristotle.”

Christian Observer.

VOL. III.

PUBLISHED UNDER TAL INSPECTION OF A COMMITTEE OF CONGREGATIONAL

AND PRESBYTERIAN CLERGYMEN.

UTICA:
PRINTED FOR CORNELIUS DAVIS.

1816

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ji Associate Reformed Church..... Keport of the State of Religion, &c. Associate Reformed Church. Synodical Treasury, 1100 98

At the late meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed

$3313 96 Church, the Rev. Dr. Mason stated, that in consequence of ill health he had Report of the state of Religion, determined to resign his office of Pro-Within the boundaries of the Reformed vost in Columbia College, and that in

Dutch Church in North America, tending to take a voyage to Europe,

made June, 1816. he should be prevented from officiat. (The Reformed Dutch Church in this cour

try contains about 80 congregations, siting any longer as Professor in the The

uated in New York and New Jersey.ological Seminary. The Synod ex

At the late meeting of the Synod, the pressed their deep sense of the value Committee on the state of Religion made of the services which Dr. M. had

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the following report:) .tuitously rendered the institution, and That on an examination of the minvoted him 500 dollars, as a token of utes of the particular Sypods of Newtheir disposition to remunerate him York and Albany, (the only sources of more liberally if they had the means.

their information) they rejoice to find The number of Students who atten-| that the Lord still continues to bless ded at the Theological Seminary tbe the means of grace, and to animate his last term was 21. The expences of servants by causing his work to prosthe institution for the year ending the per in their hands.

During the year 30th of April last, was as follows:

past, not only have vacant congrega

tions, some of which had long been Expences of Superintendents, 65

destitute of the stated ministry of the Ditto of Professors,

1300

word and ordinances, been furnished Students board,

1384 98

with pastors, but a rich measure of diContingences of Seminary, 40

vine influence also has been imparted Total on account of the Seminary $2789 98 bounds of the particular Synod of Al

to many of your societies. Within the By the Statistical Table of the Associate Re-bany, the state of religion appears to

formed Church in North America, it ap- be improving. The truths of the Gospears that there were, on the 30th of A-l pel are heard by increasing numbers, pril last,

and with solemn attention. In the (Ministers Pongre.

congregation of Wynant's Kill, the Digations.

vine Spirit has rendered the gospel ef

fectual to the awakening and converIn the Synod of

sion of many.

In the congregations belonging to the Classis of Poughkeep

sie, the zealous efforts of the servants New-York, 21

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32 13

of the Redeemer, to promote the interPennsylvania,

3 23 (11|ests of his kingdom, have been owner! Sciotu, 23 2

28 and blessed in a measure which calls

for our special gratitude. The church 53 7 14

108 52|| of Poughkeepsie has enjoyed a season The receipts into the Treasury of unusually refreshing; inany have been the General Synod, from 30th April,lawakened; more than a hundred per1815, tə 30th April, 1816, according to sons, apd those principally from among the Treasurer's account current, were the young, have been added to the as follows:

church. The revival has been power1. Donations to the perma

ful, and extended its happy influence nent fund,

$988 to the souls of not a few blacks. A 2. Contributions to the Semi

mong the congregations under the junary for current expences, 1323 98|risdiction of the particular Synod of 3. General Contributions to the New-York, your Committee fed hap

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py to state, that a growing attention |ful preaching of the word, and the es-
bas been paid to the Gospel ordinan- | tablishment of praying Societies; a due
ces, and that a considerable number of|| attention to all of which your commit:
persons have been added to the church || tee beg leave earnestly to recommend
of such, we trust, as shall be saved. i to the ministers and congregations un-

Among the means, which appear to || der the care of this judicatory, 'as
have been rendered effectual to the means appointed of God for the con-
salvation of sinners, are farnily visita-| version of sinners and the edification
tions, catechetical instruction, and in- of his people.
creased attention to d'scipline, the faith-||

INDEX

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A

Church, Associate Reformed
Abdool Messee
233 Clark, Governor

118
Address on education of young men 29 53 | Commandment 4th, Prohibitory part of 201

of American Bible Society 282) Commandment 4th, Exceptions to the 145
Adam, sin of connected with his pos-

What is forbidden in 149
terity

155 Connecticut Missionary Society 45
African Institution

139 Contradictions, seeming reconciled 88
All's for the best
100 Conferences, Subjects for

228
American Bible Society

280 Constitution of Amer. Bible Socieiy 281
Antinomians, remark on

35

D).
Assembly, general report of on state Darwin Alanson, Ordination of
of Religion
14| Dealtry, Rev Wm.

99
on ransporting mail 18 22 Death, Daniels Reflections on 124
B.

Fanny M'Clure
Balls and Dancing Assemblies

59
Deacon Merrell

146
Belief and Disbelief

136
Andrew Fuller

147
Beecher on building waste places 161

Rev. Dr. Buchanan

147
Bellamy on the Gospel
204 Departure of Missionaries

194
Benevolence, feelings of
137 | Duty of Minister

36
Bible

160 Distressed old Man
Bible Society, American, forma-

Devil's Work

35
tion of

280 Documents respecting Loring D.
Blackburne, Rev. Dr.
98

266
Blessings, all through Christ
134. Edwards, Govervor !

118
Bonnel, Experience and death of

Edwards', Pres. Character of works 138
Aurelia

191 | Election, Scripture doctrine of stated 81
British & For'n. Bible Society 66 94 237

Proved

107
Buchannan, A Poem

74
Objections to

152 130
Buchanan, Rev. Dr. Biographical

Essay on the education of Children 207
Sketch of
192 Experience of Wm. James

62
C.

F.
Character of Pres't. Edward's works 138 Foreign missions, Meeting of Bsard

of

179
Children, Essay on the Education of 204

227
Christ, Divine Nature of
111 Forin and Formalist

147
Church, Reformed Dutch

2 Fuller, Rev. D. death of

Dewey

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At the late meetir. Synod of the In.. Church, the Rev. 1 that in consequence determined to remi vost in Columbia tending to take a he should be pro ing any longer a ological Semin pressed their of the service tuitously rende voted him 61 their dispos Inore liberal

The pun ded at the last terms the institu 30th of A Expence Ditto of Student Contis

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