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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - March 21, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian amp advocate. Yte Laii Banner vol. A no. 26. I Yte run advocate vol. Xix no 21 one thing is needful a Quot one thing have i a it desired of the lord a a this one thing i whole no. 334 id Mckinney editor and office Gazette building if tit Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street Helow Chestnut the week Endino saturday March 21,1857. By mail or at the office $1.50 per year i see pts out it we i str delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a \ . Drip al the lords prayer. Or father which Art in heaven hallowed be thy name by kingdom come thy will he done n heaven and Earth the same. Give is Liis Day on daily Broad or trespasses forgive 8 we forgive the debts of those rom whom we ill receive nto temptation Lead us not and save from evil sore a or thine the Power and kingdom is and glory evermore. E. W. H. A a in or 1857. Presbyterian Banner Anil adv Cate West a and a another theological the Banner and advocate of Gebru list there appears an article in relation e movement for the establishment of a a nary for the North West written by one who signs himself paragraph of the same paper the editor attention to it and remarks a a it Sug some thoughts and proposes some tons of much interest. An ingenuous ment of facts principles and prospects in a kind spirit May greatly promote being deeply and Labori interested in the movement and a y desiring to promote and see propel the Enterprise and taking the re of the editor As an Index of existing May venture perhaps without culpa resumption to suggest some answers to queries and some reflections upon the Caples proposed by he Tes in the spirit of kindness Candor and Rity and seems desirous to inquire and Erst and before he judges and condemns Ltd that others who have written on this Jet had followed the same Rule for As Well As other reasons his queries de professors. A while it is a a new Albany removed to Chicago a to the extent we Hope of about Twenty five thousand to thirty thousand dollars together with the devoted love and the Earnest Faith and dauntless perseverance of those beloved Brethren who have borne new Albany Seminary through unknown opposition and discouragement As a stored Trust committed to their keeping living and working for god up to this time second. He asks a a is it ominous of anything that the Synod of Missouri the next neighbor to Chicago and the North West is not invited to share in the Enterprise a if t knew just the Point of the question i might perhaps answer it satisfactorily but i choose not to guess lest i might miss the Mark and so bestow labor in vain. The third query of a a out West a a is it significant of anything in the future Workings of the proposed Seminary that its first two find As yet Only professors do not sustain our general Assembly in the exp finding acts Are we to have from the Northwest a Stream of Cool Mode racism to permeate the Church a is it significant of anything that Peculiar views on particular subjects Are held by very worthy professors in some of the Assembly a seminaries the a a elder question a for example and divers other subjects As the late a a critic a would abundantly show and As some of the records of Princeton would Manifest in connexion with the sainted dead ? so far As i know the endorsement of the Assembly a exp finding arts is not made a test of any Many a orthodoxy aptness to teach or fitness for any position of labor and influence for which he is in other respects fitted or for the fullest Confidence of his Brethren and the Church. And till this moment such a test has not been proposed although these gentlemen have held for years the same position As professors to which they have been elected in the new Seminary and have sent out some of the sternest advocates of our doctrines and order and acts who Grace the Church. It is devoutly to be hoped that this old a a Shibboleth May not be demanded now e to be kindly and courteously answered his principles considered t is doubtless True As he says that a a the urch has defined her policy in reference theological education. She decrees and a Vides for her ministry an extended pro signal training. She commends Theo ical seminaries As affording in the main e Best facilities to those who Are preparing the sacred office. And whatever May our private estimate of such institutions certainly form at this Day a part of churches and speaking thereof the churches a a manifested a de a nation to enjoy More than one Centre educational influence a he says a there hat in our people which refuses centrals a on consolidation whether in Church state. Every six or eight synods or by natural division of our territory that uses to comprise to Many claims for if a theological Seminary this seems already past argument or regret. It is sed fact a a i quote these paragraphs by to show what is the writers Conolus As to the a a animus Quot and the a policy the Church on the subject of theological cation and seminaries and hence if contingencies of a a time a a a place a and cum stances spoken of by the writer properly attended to these North West synods Are Only moving to the impulses the churches mind Ana developing and rating the churches a a policy a in this st Seminary Enterprise. And now for the writers a a queries cd really involve All the contingencies a a time a and location and motives and eyed consideration of which he Speaks first. He asks a a is the proposed Semi a new institution or Only the new al a Seminary transferred to Chicago a this i would answer this Seminary for North West is partly new and partly new the preamble to the Constitution the Seminary adopted by the seven is says a a whereas the synods of a Northern Indiana and Cincinnati now in operation in new Albany ind., ecological Seminary for the education of sons of the Church for the gospel mini and whereas it is desirable for the re perfect attainment of this end that or synods be United with these in the Bation and support thereof therefore the synods of Cincinnati Wisconsin a Illinois Northern Indiana Chicago Indiana of the presbyterian Church in United states of America do ordain and Blish this Constitution of the said Semi _ Art. I., Sec. 1. A it rename the institution shall he the presbyter theological Seminary of the North again. It is said in Art. Lies. 1, 2, 3, &c., that All Powers necessary the accomplishment of the objects of e Seminary the amendments &e., of Constitution the appointment of Diree-<&c., a a shall be and remain in the ods United under the in. Art. Iii., Sec. 5, says a the Board directors shall have Power on or before st Day of october 1857, to determine lace where the Seminary shall be d i and if the Seminary be removed m new Albany to provide grounds a amp of am. Art. X., Seo. 1. A the adoption d ratification of this Constitution by any of synods of the presbyterian Church in Luduig a majority 0f the synods now con lung new Albany theological Seminary Hall be sufficient for its establishment be tween the synods so adopting and a ratifying Sec 2. A in Case that this Constitution shall be adopted by any four synods of the presbyterian Church the offices of the present directors shall be Ipson vacated from and after such adoption and the synods of Indiana a Northern Indiana and Cincinnati now United in the direction of the Seminary at new Albany do direct he present Board of trustees to return to he donors their heirs and assigns any funds a or properly Given to the Seminary on condition of the continuance of it location at new Albany ac., and to convey and deliver All the residue of the funds and other property of the Seminary to the Board of trustees appointed under this from these quotations it is evident that the Seminary is a new Seminary in having a new name a new Constitution a new location being under new auspices seven synods instead of three and controlled by a new Board of directors and worked by a new Board of trustees under a Mem fourth query of out a a Why so prompt to elect professors for this institution were there funds secured for their support had Public opinion matured and expressed itself ? did the Kings business indeed require this haste a these questions All hear upon the actions of the Board of directors. See. 5 of Art. Iii. Of the Constitution adopted by the synods reads thus a a the Board of directors shall have Power on or before the first Day of october �?T57, to determine the place where the Seminary shall be located and if re a moved from new Albany to provide suitable grounds and buildings a and furnish the same and to take All measures necessary and proper to put the Seminary into opera Tim at the earliest Date Here Are our instructions and is the synods business which we Trust and believe is the a a Kings business a requires a a All the haste we simply desired in All our actions to do what the synods gave us to do and to do it As they wished us to do it. We Are strict constructionists and we read our marching orders before moving. It will be noticed by the transaction that a Seminary with a score of Young men in it was thrown upon our hands and we must a if practicable a make provision for them and we did earnestly Hope when the professors were elected to be Able to open the Seminary in its new Home by the first of october 1857, fully manned and equipped and thus Transfer these students As a basis of operations. What was it that the synods gave us to do ? not to a a establish a Seminary if the Way he Olear a in ecclesiastical parlance this they had already done themselves in adopting the Constitution but they gave is this their Seminary and charged us to find it a Home and put into it professors and set it working and to be Quick about it As directory we had no alternative but a the faithful servants of the synods to. Do the most and the Best and the Quick test for the great Enterprise which they had inaugurated that it was possible and practicable to do. It would have been much easier and much More economical of time and Money for us to have rested quietly till. Quot Public opinion had matured and expressed if haste there has been in the matter the synods committed it not we. A out West being As i infer a member of one of the synods must know that All the questions of time the demand for a Seminary in this part of the Field &c., &e., were discussed and passed upon by the synods in the adoption of the Constitution. These questions were then settled. And the unparalleled unanimity with which the whole seven synods came to the same con delusion on All these questions and on the whole subject seems to me to be the very Best answer that could possibly be Given to these questions. I doubt whether the history of our Church can present another instance of equal unanimity of. Any subject involving so Many important interests and reaching Over so wide a Field. This should Settle the question. When the Church so Speaks we May rest assured there is significance and Power and authority in the utterance in the fifth place a font. West asks a a May we see in print the basis the Constitution and the charter for this institution ? we would Fain see and note the guarantee the Church has that Here As elsewhere her doctrine polity and policy shall he illustrated and defended a the Constitution has been published in pamphlet form and widely circulated for months past. If i knew who the writer was i would Send him a copy. The charter has been in the hands of the legislature and is now ready to he published. An extended address to the churches on the subject is now in the hands of the Printer and will soon appear it seems with All our haste we have not been quite fast enough. Only give us a Little time Brethren and we will give you the Means of examining us and ours. We desire to be known widely known minutely known but known fairly and truly f but further the Church has All. The a a a a ranted that her doctrine polity and policy shall he illustrated and defended a that it is possible to give. In respect to the professors Art. In. Of the Constitution prescribes a Sor of theology except a regularly ordained minister in the and i a a every professor before he enters upon the execution of his office shall subscribe the following engagement a in the presence of god and of the Board of directors of this Seminary i do solemnly profess my belief that the confession of Faith and catechisms of the presbyterian Church contain a summary and True exhibition of the system of doctrine order and worship taught in the holy scriptures the Only supreme and Infanti ble Rule of Faith and my approbation of the presbyterian form of Church government As being agreeable to the scriptures and do Promise that i will notice directly or indirectly anything contrary to or inconsistent with the said confession and catechisms or the fundamental principles of presbyterian Church government and that i will faithfully execute the office of a. Professor in the presbyterian theological Seminary of the a each professor if required shall Lay before the Board of directors a True and full statement of All text books used by him and of his whole method of instruction and shall treat with respectful consideration any suggestion or advice which the Board May a the professors shall constitute a faculty and shall keep a fall journal of their proceedings which together with a full report if the state of. The Seminary they shall report to the Board annually and oftener if such is the a a guarantee As it regards the professors and As it regards the Board itself the Constitution provides that the members shall be elected annually by the synods and before entering upon the duties of Timeir office shall subscribe the following engagement a a i do solemnly Promise in the presence of god and this Board that twill faithfully execute the office of a director and will support its Constitution and the Constitution of the presbyterian Church so Long As i remain in this office.�?T1 it further provides Art. Ill be 3. 2, a that the Board shall judge of the competency and Fidelity of the professors in the discharge of their Trust especially in regard to the doctrines taught and in Case any professor or instructor be found to be unsound in the Faith teaching directly or indirectly anything contrary to the doctrine of. The confession of Faith or catechisms of the presbyterian Church or the fundamental principles of presbyterian Church government immoral or irreligious in life or otherwise incompetent or unfaithful to admonish suspend or remove from office such professor or instructor it further provides a a that the directors shall superintend the annual examinations of the students and appoint such other services in connexion therewith As they May think a a and to make annually to each Synod United in the direction of the Seminary in writing a full and faithful report of the whole state of the Seminary and of the transactions of the Board and to recommend such measures As shall appear to be proper for its benefit.�?�. The Board being thus strictly minutely and immediately subject to and under the supervision of the synods and the professors with the same strictness minuteness and closeness to the Board the synods it will be seen have the most immediate and absolute supervision inspection and control Over the Seminary in All its departments. And now do these synods need to give to the Church a a guarantee of any sort who ate the ministers of these seven synods nine tenths of them Are the sons of Princeton and Allegheny and do presbyterian ministers degenerate so easily As within a year or two of their transplantation on this Western soil to require a letters of commendation a who Are the elders of these seven synods a Large proportion of them men who were As pillars of strength a and As Trees of fruitfulness in the churches of Pennsylvania new York Ohio Kentucky Virginia amp a. The Vine might As Well ask guarantee from its outermost and Topmost branches for the Quality of their leaves and clusters As the Church at Large ask guarantee of these North Western churches. Brethren we Are the scions of your own spreading Vine. Do you ask More guarantee than is contained in that fact ? a out West so last query a Why not place the institution under the care of the general Assembly amp a. ? 1. We have not had the Opportunity yet. 2. The synods must do that if done at All. 3 they cannot of course till after the next meeting. 4. Even then they could not place the institution there till it is established and working. 5. Some of us think it is just As Safe and just As Likely to secure the Confidence and patronage of the Church at Large under seven synods As under the general Assembly. We shall have to Bear the Burden of it at All events and we had rather do it directly than indirectly. Whoever was present in the last Assembly when the Seminary matters came up had sufficient evidence of the fact that the Assembly a seminaries Are really controlled by the Circum Jacent synods much More than by the general Assembly and hence preferring things to names a a out West we prefer the Seminary in the hands of seven synods. However the synods will dispose of that question is seems Best in their Fri Dom. Lush for the six a a queries a of a a out what i have said i have said and i believe truly and with no View than to commend this great ise to the Confidence affection and Elija amp a. Evidence of to or. M lean is this Board the and the cause of energetic and Ninen a us Eek Ful when the Synod of Philadelphia took charge of Lafayette College in be autumn of 1s49. And your present Board of trustees were put in authority to conduct to affairs shadows and gloom rested upon us All. The institution had gone Down. And Lay involved m debt to a Large a count it Quot former friends made Handson e overtures and flattering promises. With Faith in a kind Providence and Zeal in the cause of Christian education the work of Resu Oit Tion was begun or my lean brought Forward a plan of endowment. Under the Safirt on of the Board and through the until Fig Effort of or m lean and other collateral agencies this endowment of More that flu0.000 was subscribed and t Larf e part of it collected the finances of the Coll a were Gre try improved the number Olst indents Largel increased and other co a str Etora added to the of institution at once g and promising Lutura More than to any offer. Synod of Philadelph Jay learning and religion indebted for the splendid Success of this great work. He went to our pastors and people and n the pulpit and from House to House he threw a flood of Light upon the them of his Mission and every where Enkin led a living and moving feeling in behalf of Christian education and to interests of our College Bat his efforts were not confined to the Church. Where Ever Public meetings could he called in court houses town Halls. Academies schools and even in our common schools was his Earnest and al Oqueli voice heard calling the parents and the Pfouth of our land to the Noble destiny of the educated Aud immortal mind. Your committee Are free to say that they know of no Othef president of a literary institution who has done so much for. Learn ing and religion mis general. In so Short a time As has or m lean they have Ever too As a Man and a member of this Board found him to be a gentleman faithful a actual honest Wise and Able. And since it must needs be so they part with him from his presen Post of president with feelings of profound egret. And they therefore offer the following resolutions 1. Resolved that flip Hearty thanks of this Board Are eminently due. And Are hereby tendered to or. My lean. For his invaluable labors in the promotion of Edukat of and to e Prosperity of our College during Lus presidency of the institution. 2. Resolved that this Board express their High and unabated sense of or m leans character As a Man aim st of a of Christ and an Able and successful instructor of youth 3. Resolved that wherever or. My lean May go a anus to cherish for him the Terest find Friendship and ence Inay continue to pro Bat last he shall reach his Hearty co operation of All a a out a director. Lafayette College. We sometime ago noted the resignation of d. My lean president of Lafayette College and the Call of professor Alden to the presidency of Jefferson and his Cep Tance of which would require his Resigna Tion at Lafayette. We give by Low the action of the trustees in reference to the withdrawal of these excellent officers. The i trustees Are Happy in obtaining the services of my my Phail As temporary president they have also the Aid of or. Alden for a a a that no person shall be eligible to any professorship in the Seminary except a member in,.,full communion in the presbyterian Church and charter and manned by a new corps of no person shall be eligible to the office of pro feel time with ii the subject Eoropie they might or boat time the students Are thus Well provided Striction. Committee to whom was referred the of the resignation of the Rev. Or we Are now without a be and As it will be exceed the Loee of or. My lean my Lea it the president of the College amp a. Would report to the Board that it is with unfeigned reluctance they feel themselves e led to meet the Case before them lad fondly hoped that or. My lean have been induced to forego his in Tenti Olto resign. But As the unwillingness of the Phila Board As Well As that of the Synod of Ziphia to accept his resignation has not i sailed upon him to withdraw it they will a a tempt a suitable minute in the Case. My lean has been associated with this this Board Hope to co warmest feelings of ii Trust that a kind pro Teot and bless him final Home in. Glory 4. Resolved that. President for the Colli Iri Gly difficult to Supi that this Board earnestly desire him in accordance with the wish of the a Synod to continue to sustain the office of president of the College until our next it commencement and until a successor May be chosen rendering such services in the instruction of the students and in collecting scholarships As he May be Able and at such rates of compensation As he and this Board May agree upon. Upon the Reading of the above report and resolutions or. My lean having stated that he could not serve a president any longer the whole paper was adopted except the last Resolution for which the following was substituted resolved that the Rev. G. W. My Phail be requested to discharge the duties of president until the next annual meeting of the Board. The Rev Joseph Alden d. A having tendered is resignation As professor of mental and moral philosophy in Lafayette College with the View of accepting the presidency of Jefferson College it was resolved that the resignation be accepted and the Board take this Opportunity to certify their High sense of the value of or. Alden a services while connected with this College and express the Hope that in his removal to another and More extensive Field of labor he May still be More eminently useful to the Church and the world. For the part re Rytenas Banner and advocate. A a both Philip and the eunuch a or. My Kinney a i am greatly obliged to your correspondent a a s. A a for his a Morable estimate of my article on the baptism of the eunuch and shall always be glad to see suggestions and criticisms from his Able pen. A single remark of his however seems to require some notice. Hea Cdr. Carson we think is right in saying that a both is used twice for this is really the Force of i the original Hote Fhilippis Kaiho Bunyou chose a a a both Philip and the now i think or Carson was wrong because in the phrase a a both Philip and the eunuch a there is nothing in the original to correspond with the word both. If there is where is it ? is it the particle the in Hote Philip Posly but that never has the Force of mph Oberoi both. As a conjunction it Means no More than our English word and. When followed by Kai it is most generally and very properly treated by our translators As an expletive used for the Sake of Euphony and not to be rendered in English. We give two out of Many examples. Acts Viii 28�?en in Hup Strephon Kai Kath Menos was returning and sitting in his Chap. In 25�?pare-Teroun the tas Pulas Rem eras Tejai Nucos a a and they watched the Gates Day and or is it supposed that the combination a who Tel followed by Kai has the Force of the word both ? if so our translators have egregiously erred for there Are Many passages in which they have allowed a words no such Force at All. Look at these following acte v 24.�?�?o now when the High priest and Captain of the templehof the Herem Kaiho Strategos. Xiii 1.�?�?oas Barnabas and Simeon that was called Nigero the Barnabas Kai summon. Xvii 14.�?�?o but Silas and Timotheus abode there still who the Silas Kaiho Timotheos. Luke Xxiii 12.�?�?opilate and Herod were made friends who the Fratos Kaiho Herodes. See Pete Xiii a 11 xvii 10 xviii 5 and Luke ii 16. See also acts 13 where the translators by using the word both make that dual term to comprehend no less than four persons now can it be that in these and Many other passages Hote Hab the fore of for some six years and during All that _ _ _. Is labors have been abundant arduous a the English both and that our translators did not know it ? i am Bure that a a s. would deprecate such a conclusion. They were Learned and conscientious men. And their work is not perfect just because they were men. The version they have Given is probably the Best on the has Heen produced m any language. We cannot expect a better in this age and it favors Immersi n quite As much As the Baptiste ought to desire. The reason Why the translators twice used the word loth in the account of the eunuch s baptism was probably this they desired to retain the animation of the original with the order of the words this the idiom of our. Language did not so readily allow without using the word both the second time. The t Rench version from the greater pliability of. Language retains the picturesqueness of the original without the dumb Range of two both. A Quot a it ils descend rent Tous Deus dans Beau pad Hope i dec. Or. G. D. Armstrong renders the verse thus a a and he commanded the Chariot to stand and they descended both Eis unto or into a the water that is Philip and the eunuch and he baptized . Of bapt., p. 193.for the above reasons i think that or. Carson had no right to found an argument on a word used in accommodation to the idiom of our language but not found inthe original l. N. D. For Tho presbyterian Banner and advocate. Religion or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. Letter letter from the sick one. Having Many things to write.�?2. John 12. A a my dear pastor a i will again attempt to write a few lines although i have not much to write that will be interesting i am very much obliged to you for your most interesting letters. Such instruction i very much need and wish for at present a i think that these subjects Are More interesting to Nile than they were before. And there is much yet that i want to know and learn. And i shall be much obliged to you to continue these topics if it will not be intruding upon your time too much to do so. A a one question i have to ask in regard to my health. For my Medicine appears not to do any Good Only As Long As i am taking it. And therefore i would like to know if there is anything in my Case but what i shall get Well. It in not on account of my being so anxious about it that i write thus. But then i think i ought to know if any one. But god knows and he will do All things Well. And i must leave it in his hands to do what see meth my Best. Please write soon a amp a. A the answer. My a dear Friend a yours is just received. I need not say that i am very a a much interested in what you have written. I am glad if my letters Are of any us to you. Your desire to learn encourages me to write and i will continue to do so As my other engagements and my weak eyes will permit and May your a a interest in these subjects increase More and More your question about your a a health a is a serious and delicate one and yet you a a ought to know if. Any you will remember that in my first letter i expressed a fear that you might a a not get Well can Only say that i still fear that you will never be a a Well again in this world. Your recovery is possible but i fear it is not at All probable. Most Likely in a few months you will he where the inhabitants shall not say i am Siek resting then i Hope in the Saviours . Xxxiii 24. My dear child d o not be afraid for a a Jesus can make a dying bed i feel soft As downy pillows and when you Are called to walk through the dark Valley he can. Sustain you for Hope and Trust he will be with you then. Ouly put your Trust in him and he will sustain you he will never leave nor forsake . Xxiii 4 Heb Xiii 5. As to your Medicine continue it and thank god for it. It does you a a Good while you Are taking it a it makes you this is much and it is perhaps All that can reasonably be expected from it. If it does not cure you which is not Likely though it is possible it will make you comfortable while you live and for this you should be willing to take it and be thankful for it. Besides that it does you a a Good Quot and makes you comfortable affords some Little Hope that it May Benefit you. Try to be composed. Leave yourself in the hand of god and let him a a do what see meth him he will do All things Well and in another and better world you will Praise him for your Early removal from this Vale of tears. A a some one has said of those who die Young that a they Are like tie lambs which the Alpine shepherds carry in their arms to Maher and Greener pastures that the flocks May a As you think now you can Trust in Christ i May hereafter speak More in the language of encouragement and Hope and yet with some degree of plainness and caution. It is Safe for you to have me speak plainly and if anything written does not suit your Cayou can pass it by. Trust in the lord my child and aim to glorify god living and dying and it shall be Well with you. Jesus is a faithful Saviour a he never leaves his wot half done Trust in him and he will never desert nor deceive you. With these remarks i must hid you Adieu for the present and As my weak eyes allow i will continue my letters for i have a great Deal yet to say having Many things to write unto you.�?2. John 12. Write to me again soon. Read is. Xxiii 1. Cor Xiv and hymn 621 of our psalms and hymns. A a Why should we Start and fear to did ? what timorous Worms we mortals Are death is the Gate of endless Joy and yet we dread to enter yours in much love. English Mission to the learn from an English paper that the executive committee of the countess of Huntingdon a missionary society for the spread of the gospel intend to establish a Mission to the Mohammedans in Turkey and Syria As soon As the requisite funds obtained. This movement is entirely distinct from that of the turkish Mission Aid society. Western correspondence. Or. My Kinney a it has been my design for several weeks past to say something of the character of the ministers of our old school churches of the kind of men needed by the Church and of the influences with which Brethren coming from the East and seeking locations in , will have to contend. I enter upon this work in this letter promising to give your readers As reliable information upon All these subjects As my information. And a ten Vears residence m will enable me Todo we have at the present time a corps of ministers in our old school connexion who the following particulars will compare favourably with those of any other denomination East or West. First. In Devotion to the great work a a which they Are engaged a pretty Exten Sive acquaintance with them enables me to speak with no Small Confidence upon this subject. They seem to have an intelligent appreciation of the work its responsibilities its Sel Demal its discouragements its Peculiar trials yet they labor on in the midst of ail oftentimes like Paul Labouring with their own hands that they May not become a Burden upon the Church or upon the Board. I am satisfied that an impartial investigation Quot would show that fewer misters from the ranks of old school presbyterians have emitted the ministerial office for other pursuits until incapacitated by ill health or old age than from other denominations. Nor is this owing to their Superior pecuniary remuneration for theirs has been no better earthy Reward than has that of others but it is owing i believe to their attachment to the cause to which they have devoted their energies and their lives. This Devotion under god has been a cause of the rapid growth of our Church during past years. Men have Laboured in her behalf who have known the blessedness of Labouring unselfishly who have been enabled by the Grace imparted to them to labor for the glory of god and who have been sustained when so engaged by the strength of him who has said a a to i am with you alway even unto the end of the thus they have been enabled to endure hardness As Good soldiers of the Cross and do a work which less devoted men could not have done. Religion has been commended by their Devotion and their steady adherence to the work of winning souls under their circumstances has been a most valuable testimonial in favor of the divinity of the gospel. If we were in the habit of parading instances of Peculiar self denial before the Eye of the world we might find cases enough i in the past history and present condition of presbyterianism to fill Many columns of the Banner and but tvs it display would be unbecoming and to the subjects of it would be painful. Their Reward is in heaven and we hut refer to it As we have done that others May he stimulated to a go and do likewise a. Second. In the Peculiar qualifications to enable them to take a High stand in their holy calling. By this i mean that As a class they Are Well educated and in respect of All that is needful to make them useful in winning souls to Christ Are Well skilled and qualified. True but few of them would Shine As popular lecturers or attract Large crowds perhaps As platform orators. They have not had the time nor the inclination to devote much labor or study to the arts of those who live to amuse. Souls have been dying around them have been perishing for Lack of knowledge and they have been too Busy with these to seek the Fame or laurels which attach to those who live simply to please the change Ful multitude. Theirs is the ministerial office its High duties and onerous responsibilities. They have sought and acquired the qualifications necessary to the discharge of its duties and needful to enable them to meet its responsibilities and with this they have been satisfied. And Well May they be contented with this. Long May the ministers of our beloved Church regard it As their highest Honor to preach Christ acceptably and skilfully leaving to others the task of culling laurels from other Fields and in other pursuits. Let me not be regarded As indulging in fulsome Praise of my Brethren. What i say is commend tory a tis True hut they and i have cause to thank god that these tilings can be spoken in truth and third. An intelligent and consistent adherence to the great truths of the gospel the form of sound words committed to them. In this regard the ministers s of a our Church Labouring in will favourably compare with the same number in any part of the land. We might perhaps suppose that in the free changeable and expanding West in the midst of the growing disposition to admit the idea of Progress in religion As in everything else that our ministers to great extent would become affected with the mania and break away from the old familiar truths to follow that which at first sight seems so attractive under the semblance of a More modern philosophy a More thoroughly americanized system of principles. This however i am Happy to say we have reason to bless god is not the Case profoundly convinced of the immutable nature of spiritual truth believing that that truth has been arrived at and that it is set Forth in the standards of our Church those who have been called to expound it to others in this Western Field have not betrayed the Trust reposed in them. In the midst of the most hitter reviling oftentimes the most painful opposition the most humiliating affronts they have steadily persevered and the pure and holy and elevating and god honouring and Man humbling doctrines of our Church have now through their labors found a Home Here where it was once by their opponents predicted they could not live for a year. There has been observable. Among a certain class of Western ministers a vagueness and uncertainty As Tol heir own belief and consequently a vagueness and uncertainty in their teachings most reprehensible in those who Are set As watchmen upon the Walls of Zion. Instances Are found where clergymen with Large and promising churches have been free to admit that upon the doctrines of the atonement human depravity the connexion of the human race with the father of that race in the transactions of Eden and other. Equally vital que tons they were yet undecided were in doubt and they have gone stumbling on. Wolst their previous charge of immortal souls has gone too stump lips. On in Pride rejecting the Only True Light and seeking to find what they Are in search of by the the dim Light of reason. Of it is painful distressingly painful and i rejoice before god that i can report through your columns to Brethren throughout the land that this reproach does not attach to those who a ear the standards in this growing Region in the churches Over which our presbyteries h a the oversight. May god make us humbly dependent upon his word for All our Light and May he preserve us from a ministry which has Given up heavenly Wisdom for the philosophy of Man. With a ministry devoted to the great work to which they have been called peculiarly qualified by education to take a High stand in their profession with a steady and intelligent adherence to the form of Sahnd words committed to them our Church must with the Blessing of .-god.-do. A great work in this the land. That work has Only just begun. In some departments of it As shown in previous letter it has not yet made even a respectable beginning but we have in the character of our ministry an Earnest of ultimate Success. God Grant them Grace to be Itofe entirely conformed to the perfect pattern exhibited in Christ. Promising god willing to resume this subject at a future time i turn to other matters. Most encouraging reports of. The state of religion still flow in upon us from almost every part of this wide extended Field. All denominations of christians seem blessed in their Labora. Milwaukee has in this great reason to be thankful. Recent reports confirm previous accounts from that growing City and attest that scores of souls give evidence of having passed from death Irato life. The Baptist churches congregational new and old school presbyterian and methodist have All shared in this Grace. From other and less important localities reports Are equally cheering but we now particularly refer to tvs instance As it is always Gratifying to learn of extensive revivals of religion in the great centres of influence. Let our Large cities be thoroughly evangelized and from them will go Forth streams of holy influences to make glad the whole land. With this object in View let our most holy and devoted men be stationed in of or cities. Let them he sustained there at whatever sacrifice and the whole Church will ultimately feel their Power. The influence of a Spring and a Krebs and an Alexander is not confined to their respective churches and localities but by reason of their Peculiar position it is Felt throughout the whole land in every locality where the Good or evil from such a City can penetrate. I have nothing this week of additional interest to report to your readers respecting the theological Seminary for the North a yours truly North West. A facts at the daily round the common task will furnish All we ought to ask room to deny ourselves a Road to bring us daily nearer god. The newspaper is a Sermon for the thoughtful a Library for the poor and a Blessing to everybody. Lord Brougham Calls it the Best Public instructor. The american protestant of Paris have purchased a Fine Church built some years since by the chaplain of the British embassy for 545,000. Modesty is the appendage of sobriety and it is to chastity to Temperance and to humility As the fringes Are to a Jeremy Taylor. Humble have bloomed on our Prairies and passed away from age to age unseen by Man and multitudes of virtue have been acted out in obscure places without note or admiration. The sweetness of both has gone up to . Sigourney. Little swedish girl web walking with her father one night under the starry sky intently meditating upon the glories of heaven. At last looking up to the sky she said a i father i have been thin eng if the wrong Side of heaven is so Beautiful what will the right Side be a protestantism is gaining ground in France rapidly. The protestants in Havre number now three thousand with a moving population of one thousand at least. They have four schools with four Hundred pupils. Two churches Are insufficient and a third is about being erected to accommodate two thousand. In Marseilles there Are five thousand protestant Church attendants find in other departments flourishing churches Are now to be found. A do not preach for Money but this is no reason Why they should receive none. When the churches shall afford to their ministers a competent support the Ely for men the destitution of the ministry will cease to be heard and when ministers Are enabled to Lay by a Little something for the dark Day the a a Thorn will be removed from the a a Pillow a of the dying pastor and his heart saved from the a a Pang Quot of absolute poverty. An accommodating a certain new England Parish a difficulty arose about the location of the new meeting House and the Church was rent with the division. The pastor at length preached a melting Sermon on the subject of Union and the congregation were dissolved in tears. The next morning Deacon Jones went Over Early to see his opponent Deacon Shaw to make an Earnest Effort for peace and the following conversation ensued Deacon Shaw i have it a slept a Wink All night and in be come Over a to see if we can to have peace on this subject of the meeting House we must Settle the do Acon no a Well i am very Happy to hear you talk so for to Tell the truth i always thought you were a Little set in your Way a Deacon not at ally and As a proof that i am not in be come tvs morning on purpose to see you. Now Deacon Shaw we must Settle this. Unhappy. Difficulty an there is but one Way to do it you must give up for i can to

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