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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - January 21, 1863, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian , january 21, 1863. Jammer Ian Pittsburgh we91�ommy, Jammy 21, 1862, the Merimaa Presby Tetta and theological first number of this quarterly is now on our table. It is a Union of the presbyterian quarterly and the american theological review according to an arrangement which we noticed some weeks ago. The contents of the present number Are i. Hard matter ii. Dorner on the sinless perfection of Jesus Iii. Bulgarian popular songs in. Labou Laye on the United states of America v. Baptism for the dead i. Gaines on the slave Power Vii. Belief of the indians in inferior spirits Viii. Polities and the pulpit. Theological and literary intelligence. The review combines the excellence of it predecessors. Capt. Coartland note the deaths of All the Brave men privates and officers who Are yielding their life a sacrifice to their country is impracticable their memories will be embalmed by friends and neighbors. One a pattern of piety patriotism and heroism was capt. Courtland Saunders Only child of Rev. E. D. Saunders of West Philadelphia. He fell in the Battle of Shepherdstown the second Day after the Battle of Antietam. The a a Courtland Saunders cadets Quot have published a tract for soldiers giving some interesting facts in the Captain s life adapted to sustain Edify and guide in the right Way the youth Ltd champions of our country s Freedom. Christianity my Western Africa. The Light of revealed religion has begun to Shine and is extending its influence along the whole of the Western coast of Africa. Liberia which was settled but a few years ago by emigrants from the United states is now a civilized and Christian country. It is a Republic with schools colleges churches and courts. It has in corporate Many thousands of the natives who have become reduced to order and it hip a Large Aud Well regulated Export and import Trade. The churches Are All Evan Geliai presbyterians methodists and episcopalians being the most numerous Sierra Leone is the English settlement. That place As we learn from an Exchange had according to the census taken in 1860, 11,418 dwellings with a population of 41,. 624, of whom 15,782 were liberated africans and 22,593 were born in the Colony 3,351 were pagans and 1,174 were Mohammedans 15,180 were methodists and 12, 954 were episcopalians 11,016 children were taught in the schools. The customs receipts have increased to one Hundred thousand dollars and the internal Trade is craters Navnit a a Treray scar Tea m business. The North american gives the following comprehensive statement it a a the Success which has attended Christian efforts in Western Africa mostly put Forth within the last thirty years gives encouraging Promise of a glorious future. It is strictly within the Bounds of truth to ass Jne that along the West coast of this continent there Are one Hundred and fifty churches with Twenty thousand hopeful converts and two Hundred schools Are open with Twenty thousand children under instruction Twenty five dialects have been mastered into which portions of the scrip Tures and religious tracts and books have been translated and printed and that some knowledge of the gospel has reached six millions of debased africans. Prom the Gambia to the Gabon a distance of two thousand Miles there is perhaps not a Village where a visitor would not be saluted by the natives in the English Tongue 1�?� Ril Mofat the South. The presbyterian has gotten hold of a copy of the North Carolina presbyterian we quote a few items from its summary of contents the synods of Alabama and South Carolina at their fall meetings passed resolutions approving of the proposed Transfer of the theological Seminary at Columbia to the general Assembly of the Confederate states and of the employment of or. Palmer As temporary occupant of the chair left vacant by the death of the Rev. Or Thornwell. The Secretary of the committee of foreign missions reports that four Young men Are in correspondence with him who Are Only awaiting the War to close to go Forth to the Heathen and that four Young ladies have answered his Appeal for female teachers among the Indian tribes. Or. Georoe thew treasurer of the Confederate states Bible society acknowledges the receipt since the establishment of the society of 626,000. We believe this institution has been in existence about a year arid the Rev. M. D. Hog pastor of the second presbyterian Church Richmond va., has lately been dispatched to Europe to Purchase bibles for its use. The Rev. Or. Stiles gives quite an extended account of revivals in the Confederate army in which he seems to be Labouring As a revivalist. He writes that he had been preaching for a month or two twice a Day and that Many had been converted and i amp any backsliders reclaimed. The Rev. . Mosby of Louisiana recently a visitor in some Way to Washington City reports to the Christian of Serrer which is still alive that he was informed by a ruling elder in one of the churches in that City that a religion was dead in the churches the prayer meetings having been converted into abolition conclave and the Best class of attendants having ceased to he avers of Bis own knowledge that a a he who attends the Church of or Sunderland or or. Noble or or. Brown who fills the place of or. Bocook will hear tirades upon the wickedness of the South and harangues upon the glory and Power of the of this last paragraph As we happen to have some Little knowledge on the subject is a specimen of the truthfulness of the others we cannot confide in the statements. So far As we know it is a very rare thing at the North to Deal in a a tirades a against the South or in anything to influence unholy feelings. Our ministers ordinarily preach the gospel of peace dwelling on its doctrines graces Dulses and Hopes. A controversy. Mux. A clerical brother who had recently visited Washington called on us a few Days ago expressing the deepest dissatisfaction with the manner of conducting Public affairs. He is no secession sympathizer but a genuine Friend of the Union and devoted not Only to the putting Down of the rebellion but the removing of the cause of rebellion. After noting Many of the manifestations of wickedness he said he was now convinced that our controversy was not with the South but with god. The expression is liable to criticism but still it embraces a very important truth. God has a controversy with us even with this whole nation. Such being the Case we need not expect peace until we Are very , and humbled and made to acknowledge god and to Reform. May his Grace accompany his Rod. For this we Are authorized to Pray. Let every one who has interest at a throne of Grace Pray. Pray not alone for Victory nor yet ouly for blessed peace but Pray for the Grace of repentance for forgiveness of sin for a reformation that god May consistently with his word bestow his Blessing. The National sins Are preeminently infidelity Pride dishonesty and oppression the latter we have been wont to consider As being More peculiarly than the others the cause of our present calamity. Circumstances clearly implicate slavery with the evil. We May Call it cause subject occasion or what we will but most manifestly if there were no slavery in the Laud this War would not exist. And the sin of slavery As a system of oppression and especially in that form of. It which deprives the labourer of his hire Ali acc is of the proper fruit of his Industry belongs to the North As really As to the so Fth. This might be shown in Many things we note but one the Price of Cotton. The Worth of this article at the North is now sixty cents a Pound whereas we had been paying for it hut ten to fifteen cents. The present May be far above its proper Cost under a Well regulated system of fairly compensated labor but manifestly its for. Mer great cheapness resulted in part from unrequited slave toil. And in this aspect England and France quite As much As our Northern states were partakers of the sin. They used the cheap Cotton. And they also now suffer though not As yet the calamities of War. But gods controversy with us As a people is not alone for our system of oppression. The other sins to which we alluded Are deeply causative. And that gods anger should Wax hot against a people it is not needful that the people should Excel All others in the extent of their infidelity and the hateful Ness of their Pride and the grossness of their dishonesty. The aggravation of a nations sins is Meas juju your air by me ravers they Piave abused and in this aspect no nation since that of ancient Israel has exceeded the people of these United states. And we May note still further that god having a controversy with a people though an evidence that they Are wicked is not a proof that they Are More wicked than All other people and much less is it an evidence that god Means to destroy them. A a whom the lord Loveth he he would Correct and Reform them that he May bless them. We Trust it is so now with this nation. A crying sin with us is the love of Money and the fruits of this love the bribery the speculation the frauds the perversion of Justice in business transactions the Era Elty to the poor cruelty even to the sick and wounded of our soldiers. This was specially in the mind of our Friend when he made the remark to which we have alluded. Another gentleman a zealous supporter of the administration said to us that he had wondered How so much Wick Edness could be collected together As was to be found about the conducting of our Public affairs. The people must see to this. The press must speak. Voters have in their hands the curative Power. But while we deplore the evil we May if we do what in us lies to remove it yet ask and Hope for mercy. We Are not yet near to the dreadful state of moral depravity which prevailed in Sodom and if a few righteous men might have availed their May it not be so Tere ? and have we not the requisite number. For their Sake god will defer the execution of his Wrath. They May prevail with him to spare the nation though Reserve the guilty for individual punishment christians Are the a a Salt of the Earth a the conservators of a nation. Let not the Salt he who enlists puts on the Armor and follows and obeys his Captain. Rev. George Marshall d.d., publishes by request a Sermon preached on the death of capt. Thomas Espy and others who fell in the Battles before Richmond. Or. Marshall notes the exalted and Blissful condition of Good men gone from us to their everlasting Home. They Are a a before the throne Quot a a a clothed in White Robes a ascribing a a salvation to our he then gives a Brief sketch of capt. Espy and of James l. Graham and John c. Gilfillan. Our fathers business Eor our fathers glory indicates the subject of a Sermon by Rev. James w. Dale preached before the Brainerd evangelical society of Lafayette College a. Or. Dale is an Earnest and practical Man and his character appears in every thing which engages his attention. In the Sermon before us he gives excellent counsel to Young men entering upon the activities and responsibilities of life a career. Christianity and the Commonwealth is Llev. Prof. Sprouls theme at the opening of the session of the theological Seminary of the reformed presbyterian. Church in Allegheny a. The professor from the Covenanter staud Point presents some excellent thoughts on the importance of the True religion permeating All governmental affairs. Doubtless our National infidelity is one of the causes of the calamity with which our land is now visited. The hand of god with the Black race is the title of. Or. Mcgills discourse before the Pennsylvania colonization society. This has been Long on our table. It was reserved As matter for an article in the Banner but we have not found Leisure to As we would wish the discourse is an Able vindication of the Unity of the race and a sound plea for colonization. Rev. Lyman Beecher re. This venerable and venerated father in Israel died at his residence in Brooklyn n. Y., on the evening of the 10th of january aged eighty seven years and three months. Or. Beecher was a native of new Haven Conn. He graduated at Yale College in 1797. He was settled first at East Hampshire l. I. Then at Litchfield Conn., then at Boston. In 1832 he accepted a professorship at Lane theological Seminary Cincinnati where he continued seventeen Well written life of or. Beecher would possess much historical value. He was one of the first of the prominent and Able advocates of Temperance and exerted a powerful influence in promoting that Good cause. He was the grand opponent i Esting and highly suggestive. While Stn-i�h9n c0ni.roversy Atfah Vair a acre inc la it a probably than any other Man in checking j Nexion with this Standard Law Boob the sents the following sentiments of such on the subject of slavery Bishop Warburton in 1676, denounced in Strong language those who a a talk As of herds of cattle of property in rational John Wesley declared a american slavery was the vilest that Ever saw the Sun and the sum of All Edwards the younger said a to hold a Man in a state of slavery is to be every Day guilty of robbing him of his Liberty or of Man or. Samuel Johnson said a no Man is by nature the property of another. The rights of nature must be some Way forfeited before they can justly be taken Paley said a a slavery is Dominion and system of Laws. The most merciless and tyrannical that were Ever tolerated upon the face of the said a if we allow negroes Tobe men it will begin to be believed that we ourselves Are not christians a Blackstone said a a if neither Captivity nor contract can by the Plain Laws of nature and reason reduce the Parent to a state of. Slavery much less can they reduce the a the Learned Grotius said a a there Are men steamers who abduct keep sell or buy slaves of freemen. To steal a Man is the highest kind of . Rus said a Domestic slavery is repugnant to the principles of christianity. It is rebellion again psf the authority of a common father a or. Scott the commentator said a to number the persons of men. With beasts sheep and horses As the Stock of a farm or with Bales of goods As the cargo of a ship is no doubt a most detestable and ,practice.�?� a. John Locke said a a slavery is , so miserable an estate of. Man that it is hard to be conceived that.,.an englishman much less a gentleman should plead for. It.�?�. / Thomas Jeeferson said a a the whole Commerce Between master and slave is a. Perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions the most unremitting despotism on one part and degrading submissions on the a a i tremble for my country when i reflect that god is just and that his Justice cannot Bleep is not the Justice of god now awake Franklin said a slavery is an atrocious debasement of human the general Assembly said 1818 a a we consider the voluntary enslaving of one portion of the human race by another As a Gross violation of the most precious and sacred rights of human nature utterly inconsistent with the Law of god and totally a reconcilable with the spirit and principles of the gospel of easter . Sew a exp land. The week of prayer seems to have. A a been generally observed by the churches throughout new England. At the payer meeting on Friday morning in the old South Church Boston during the discussion of the topic a a the word of god a the Case of or. Cox when a Law student was alluded to. The incident noticed is inter lose its savor. Sermons. The hand of god As seen in the present great rebellion and our duty in the present crisis Are the titles of two sermons preached by Rev. F. Senour of Rockford 111. Or. Senour sees ground for Hope in the midst of our perils believing that god Means Good for the nation. Our duty he finds in the line of sustaining our rulers. Reason and Faith or the right use of reason with regard to revelation is a subject treated by Rev. John y. Reynolds d.d., of Meadville pa., in a pamphlet of 35 pages. It is difficult for the preacher to make his people understand what is the precise province and what Are the limits of reason. What god teaches is to be received unhesitatingly but reason is to be employed in ascertaining what Are the divine teachings both in revelation and Providence. The treatise of or. Reynolds can be read with great advantage. The Christian hero formed the theme of Rev. W. Brown in a Sermon preached in Washington d. C., aug. 3d, 1862. The Christian is presented in the scriptures As a Warrior. He has his conflicts his victories and his Crown. The Progress of that soul ruining heresy he took an Active part in opposition to slavery though he was not of the Garrison school of abolitionism. Or. Reoher though not the most erroneous nor the most Able of the advocates of the Semi pelagianism which from new England invaded the presbyterian Church was yet very extensively influential in disturbing her peace and in producing the rupture of 1838. He was fond of the use of the pen. He preached from pretty full notes and his sermons were powerful. His sermons on intemperance were popular and Are perhaps the Best of his issues from the press. Among his publications Are the a a plea for the West a a a sermons on various Orcas on a a a views of theology a a scepticism a a political atheism a amp a. His collected works have been published m three volumes under his own supervision. Or. Lyman Beecher was the father of nine children among whom Are Rev. Henry Ward Beecher of Brooklyn Rev. Charles Beecher pastor of a Church in Newark n. J. Rev. Or. Edward Beecher now pastor in Galesburg 111. Catherine Esther Beecher who was a principal of a female College in Cincinnati and Harriet Beecher Stowe of a a Uncle Toms Cabin a a a a the close of Public worship on the evening after his father s death Henry Ward Beecher thus announced the death of his father a. Last night at 5 of clock at the Ripe age of eighty seven my vet rated father went to his eternal rest. His life was singularly blameless simple constant full of the to blk st Christian heroism faithfulness and Devotion to the cause to which lie Early consecrated his Powers. For about a year and a half his mental condition has been exceedingly feeble and child like. He has been like a traveller who had packed his trunk in anticipation of a journey and expecting every moment to Start could not unpack it. But now the Long expected journey has been made. He has reached the place where All his mental Powers unlocked not As Here on Earth but with every faculty brightened and every sense glorified he can employ i Bem As never before in the service of his divine master. He had Long been ready to depart. Almost the last sentient act of his life occurred about two years ago when on his recovery from a severe sickness he called for a that a after Reading a Pul Titue of passages for he was unable to designate the particular one he desired the Reader opened by the Good Providence of god to these verses a for Lam now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a Good fight i have finished my Conree i have kept the Faith henceforth there is Laid up for me a Crown of righteousness which the lord the righteous judge shall give unto me at that sentiments off slavery. Merely human opinion is not admitted to be the final arbiter of questions of morality but when the opinions of sober Learned Wise and Good men correspond there is a Strong presumption in favor of their Reo Titue. A writer in the presbyter pre statute Book of Jehovah and to compare the Ope with the. Other. After Reading the new. Testament which he had never read before he came to the following conclusion r a the object of jurisprudence is to punish All overt acts for. Depredations committed j on lives Liberty or property of men. The object of the Bible is to prevent crime to change the heart so that no wrong Acta can proceed from it. This is consummate Wisdom. It lays the axe at the Root of the tree. It must have god for its author. Henceforth i will become an expounded of Jehovah a statute the internal evidence of the Bible was convincing to his mind and through the Agency of the holy spirit he was led experimentally to rejoice in the truth. The congregationalist in noticing the late installation of Rev. Jonathan Edwards Over the first congregational Church of Dedham remarks a a the charge to the pastor by the Ven a Erable Man who forty two years ago was himself placed Over this Church was of special and touching interest. It was affecting to confident and cordial i surrender to younger hands of a charge which had been so Long and so faithfully held. The occasion was one of those now becoming so rare which illustrate the Ben j fits of a Long pastorate and awaken feelings of1 respect for that spirit of Mutual love and forbearance without which such pastorate Are Bishop Williams of Connecticut has i written an Able review of Bishop Colenso a rationalistic Vork on the Pentateuch in which the scholarship and exegetical skill of the it latter Are held up in a Light by no Means flattering. A writer in the observer gives an interesting account of the Centennial anniversary of the first congregational Church at Bennington Vermont. This Church has erected since its organization two houses of worship. The first was completed in 1765. It seems to have been used for a variety of purposes serving not Only As a place for worship but As town Hall court House and school House. Seven Hundred hessian prisoners taken at the Battle of Bennington were quartered Here for Safe keeping. A trial of two men for the murder of an Indian was also conducted Here. A son of president Edwards is said to have been the counsel for the accused whom he succeeded in getting acquitted. Every year since the organization of the Church some have United with it on profession of their Faith and during the revivals of 1803, 31 and 32, and 56, it shared extensively in the gracious visitations of the holy spirit. The Newton theological Seminary has but Twenty nine students in attendance. It. Embraces in its faculty some of the Ablest divines of the Baptist Church and is worthy we think of a More extensive patronage from this flourishing denomination. The new York chronicle has the following a a the congregational Church in Marble head mass., lately dismissed its pastor because a a it is impossible to sustain a pastor and our we fancy these Marble headers will learn before Long that the Converse of their proposition is True namely that it will be impossible for them to their interest without sustaining a pastor. Marblehead must be Stony from Chelsea Hospital says an Exchange one Hundred sailors have been buried within four years and in the same period about one Hundred individuals have been hopefully converted. The Ohio receiving ship is still a Bethel and Many weather beaten sailors have of late found it the place of their second birth. Many a missionary Sailor has gone Forth from this ship to preach Christ among his brother sailors. Captain Bartlett from time to time informs us that at the close of the evening services ten Twenty thirty or forty arise for prayers. The state of Connecticut has 283 congregational churches embracing in the aggregate 48,174 members. During the year ending. October 1, 1862, the Massachusetts alien commissioners removed twelve Hundred and eighty five persons from the state who were liable to become a Burden upon the Treasury As paupers or lunatics and whose rightful place of support was in other states of this Union or in foreign countries. During the five years ending 1862, the number thus removed was nine thousand three and eighteen resulting in a Large saving to the state. A. New York. The Christian intelligencer Speaks in glowing terms of the pastoral association of the reformed dutch Church whose organization we not Long since noticed. It represents the attendance As Large and the discussions As Able Earnest and practical and eminently satisfactory to All concerned. Thus far All the topics considered1 have had a direct bearing upon the pastoral work. The meetings in new York City during the week of prayer Are spoken of As having been pervaded by an excellent spirit though the attendance was by no Means so Large As was desirable. A meeting was held in Rev. Or. Rice a Church on the evening of the 4th inst., in behalf of the american sunday school Union mainly with reference to the missionary work which this society is carrying on in the great Valley of the Mississippi and its tributaries. Statements were made showing the great importance of the institution in leading by Means of the Sabbath schools it establishes to the organization of churches in communities which must otherwise in All human probability be left wholly destitute of the Means of Grace. The publishing department of the Union was represented As self supporting and Money was solicited solely for the carrying on of the missionary work. Where denominational Sabbath schools Are practicable we greatly prefer them but in Many parts of our country there must be Union schools or none and wether Ai of otan10i�� is Jensa amp in instrumentality in the great work of evangelization. The subject of Temperance especially with reference to the Young appears to be exciting some attention in and around new York. Several a a bands of Hope a or juvenile Temperance societies have recently been formed through the exertions of or. Revell who for Many years has been so conspicuously identified with the juvenile Temperance work. It is High time the friends of Temperance were everywhere aroused from the lethargy into which they seem to have fallen. The methodists of new York City recently held a fair in Aid of the a a old ladies Home a the profits of which amounted to the handsome sum of $10,000. We congratulate our methodist Brethren on their Success and thank them for the silent rebuke which by their dispensing with lotteries raffling and other gambling practices they have administered to such churches and benevolent societies As allow games of Chance to be introduced into their fairs. No end however Good justify unlawful Means. The French protestant episcopal Church a a do Saint Esprit a of the holy spirit was duly dedicated on the 13th inst., by Bishop Potter assisted by various clergymen of the episcopal Church Rev. Or. Nott president of Union College is dangerously ill at his residence in Schenectady. He is paralysed and can in a state of fever Are advancing joining in the Hope of peace with god. No Christian could mingle in some of our meetings without feeling the blessed influences of the Good spirit. We give god the glory for what he has done for us. There Are Many most excellent men in our regiment. Many of our line officers Are men eminent in prayer and this is also True of the privates. Their influence cannot fail to be of a salutary character. A a a Little leaven Iea Veneth the whole there is great demand for religious journals by the men much More than i have been Able to Supply. Will not our friends in the City Send us some copies of the different religious papers they would be very kindly received and would be the Stock Market is Active with arge transactions and operators Are ish excitement. Prices daily. Philadelphia in his annual report of the insane department of the Philadelphia almshouse or. Butler the resident physician furnishes some interesting statistics. The number of patients under treatment during the year is stated to have been 888. Of these there have been discharged 126 cured 112 improved and 59 unimproved while 55 have diced. About 40 per cent _ of the patients were natives of the United Means 0f doing great Good. Through the states and 60 per cent were from foreign medium of the Christian commission i a a of the natives about 31 per i have been ble to Catter quite a Large num. Countries. Cent were pennsylvanians. Of the foreigners about 38 per cent were from Ireland and 14 per cent from Germany. Among the causes of insanity intemperance and its attendant vices Are especially noticed. Or. Butler denounces severely the drinking usages of society and wonders a a How any one connected with an almshouse who1 daily witnesses the amount of poverty wretchedness and sin that flows from intemperance can an apologist for the use of intoxicating the Lack of family discipline so sadly prevalent and the War excitement ate also referred to As special causes. A the subject of the employment of the insane both As a curative and economical measure receives prominent attention in the report. the ladies Aid society of Philadelphia during the past six months furnished the following articles for the Relief of the sick and wounded in the hospitals shirts 1239 drawers 584 sheets 210 pillows 139 stockings 245 pairs handkerchiefs 618 pads 190 towels 70 wrappers 57 overalls 76 Pillow cases 221 Linen Coats 63. The. Society has also furnished Large quantities of stores and articles of diet. The generosity of our citizens says a Philadelphia Exchange has been again developed in an exhibition of their willing Ness to provide for the hungry operatives of England. The barque Archilles capt. Gallaher which is loaded with bread stuff a for their Relief is now lying near South Street wharf. She will carry an immense Quantity of provision for the sufferers letter from the chaplain of the 139th regi meat Penn a. Volunteers. Camp near White Oak Church it january 14th, 1863. A j dear Banner you Are a Welcome visitor of our Camp though not so regular As we desire owing to circumstances Over which you have no control or we would be disposed to murmur. Now As Many of your readers have husbands sons and other dear relatives in this part of the grand army who Are desirous to hear from us through the medium of1 your columns we will devote a few moments this evening in penning a line which our Good brother Mckinney May publish if he deems proper. Of the marches and counter marches we and the part we have acted in Quot Tufe and terrible contest which is Dow testing the strength of our government and calling Forth the energies of the nation the secular journals of your City have kept their readers Well posted As we have some Able correspondents both competent and willing to do ample Justice to the 139th. Of these communications i might Call attention spicy letters of a a Monitor a published in the her of tracts papers and books but the Supply is not equal to the demand. W Hile we have some excellent men among us there Are also Many who Are careless about the one thing needful whom we Hope to see sitting at the feet of Jesus clothed in their right mind for this we will labor and Pray and look. My heart has often been pained when i have been solicited for More religion Reading matter and was compelled to say. I have Given out All i had. But shall we Appeal in for it to our Christian Brethren at Home who have enough and to spare i Ifor the masters Sake for the immortal soul s Ake for the Sake of our self sacrificing soldiers we Trust not a a and now. Before i me to whisper a word in the ears of our dear friends who Are writing us from Home. Id your correspondence do All you can to animate and encourage your friends they need it and avoid everything the t has the tendency to depress and discourage. The character of Many of the letters which Are sent to our soldiers is such As to make them Home sick the most difficult disease to treat there will always be some in All possible circumstances dissatisfied discontented with them Elve and i p Pom Ted in their expectations Ever murmuring and refining. I rejoice that we have so Lew of this class among us. And if we could Only inspire a Unity of feeling Ben Timen to and action among at Home How soon with the Blessig of god would our mourning be turned into Joy Aad our night into Day and we would understand what David meant when he Sang a a behold How Good and How pleasant a thing it is for Brethren to dwell together m May the lord hasten it m his Good time Brethren Pray for us that Here the word of the lord May have free course and be glorified m the salvation of souls. Respectfully yours. R. Mcpherson. A 3?or the presbyterian Banner. Supplies appointed by the presbytery of the presbytery of Salt Burg at their january meeting 1863, appointed the Foi following supplies -1. Warren. W. W woodend�?4th Sab. In january. J. E. Caruthers-r�?2d. Sab. In february. M. M. Shirley�?�?4th Sab. In february. Or. Donaldson�?2d Sab. In March. A. J. Irwin�?4th Sab. In. Mar of. G. M. Spargrove�?1st Sab. In april. W. W. Wood and stated clerk. A word for theological ple who Are dubious about theological seminaries and their advantages Are a cited to consider Colenso s Case. Here Isa Man a senior wrangler at Cambridge for y? a Ector m England and then Colo Iii c ? 7 confesses that he never till of late had critically studied the Pentateuch and who writes a volume showing evening chronicle a but Here permit me to great ignorance of what hasformeriv�?Tt1115 observe that if Long and rapid marches in i print defer i a9forme-rl? Ben can not Long survive the Young menus Christian association of this City have arranged for a course of lectures to be delivered during the present month in the Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Or. Gillette by Rev. We. H. Milburn. The first course was Given on monday evening 12th instant. Subject�?11 age of the martyrs who sealed the testimony of the Cross with their during the past year the number of emigrants which landed in this City according to the records of the commissioners of emigration was 76,306 exceeding by Over 10,000 the number which arrived last year. Of this number 32,217, or nearly one half came from Ireland and 27,740 or Over one third came from Germany of the remainder there came from England 7,975 Denmark 1,689 Switzerland 1.062 Scot land 692 Sweden 663 Italy 487 hol a c5��?T Olga ump 195 West indies i of Spain 124. Notwithstanding the increased demand for Stock speculations the Supply 0f Money Becking temporary employment with Host Elass borrowers is largely in excess of the demand at 5 to 6 per cent., while the general Market ranges from 6 to 7. Per cent. The Banks and capitalists Are acting with extreme caution and Are preparing themselves for disastrous eventualities. Prime commercial paper is scarce and is Likely to become still More so As no prudent merchant will either give or Tako credit while the Money Standard of Settle ment is fluctuating two to three per Cut a Day and about ten per cent a month a Gold ranges about 142 percent. Demand notes about 39, and Bankers 60-day�?oter foul a cd. Ivs.? he m night through the week and on the Sab Quot a a a a could have Couie Bath Are essential to make efficient soldiers then May we cherish High Hopes of our regiment for its experience Here has not been very limited having enjoyed but Little rest till recently. I think i can see now As once i not the Beauty and Power of the apostles illustration when he exhorts Timothy to endure hardness As a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ we have often been reminded of israelis journey through the wilderness As we have attempted to retrace our circuitous course in the mass. True see no pillar of from a graduate of one of our respectable sem Manes. But alas in England notwithstanding the enormous endowments of the universities they have nothing which begins to compare with on seminaries for the theological and critical training of cazll8 de 7h�se education u so imperfect As. Bishop Colenso so a be a a pm Ted to fall into blunders As i and where to Advance a Quot when of pitch our tents yet a in of our no Mbel Ehtel 6tyej has presence who directed the Cloud and constituted All its glory and a of he for 611 strength renewed an of gone on their Way rejoicing. Like other regiments our career he a been diversified with rfnrt63 a Jjo in a cd sorrow we have had and sly a my Days As Well As Bright Presb Treial notices. Jsse to Isuf stated clerk. Or airy ill february next tue John Mcie fat stated clerk. Duonrklhmremainsfaru8 in the future j p no 7 esteemed and greatly beloved i col. Collier was in the Providence of god i soon after i joined the regiment stricken Down with fever and owing to his Stead fast Devotion to the welfare of his men it refused to be separated from them Imp Pru Dently at. The peril of his i to 20th of i at 7 of to cup. important from Tennessee. 4,000 men and twelve a iee Force of about lacked our Relief at. �?�r�7?r� n succeeded now lie has so far recovered As to be Able to a a up the own life at a five steamhoat8 Law Den with value my a a a a 8lxe8�?T a cd the Gumbo Are Abie Diers Lumi to of fixed bounded sol were shot in the water. Pm 6111 Hurning. It it i no test f0r who a we feel thankful. Burning asst stes pc or promptsanthem0cheesy��0 by a a a cd a a by a in egg a i &�er8ytrdi? Are spots n Ling Bills about 157 in a a a a crease of issues of paper Money. The a a a Rea a a lh0 pose. Of these it is e cd pm Pamones Reto know that some of them fell Penally Jesus and Are now Wall l Lep a Palm and Wear Imp r victors w. to Irown a a a. Tonij Iotte Bjo a a be a matter of interest hot May relatives or Friend be who Bave 300 men deserted Bering about fifteen Miles beyond a nth our outpost it ninety thousand Ranul la Row yesterday. Funds were seized from of of Isogai 0kers m this City or of Genera with thirteen Briglda from led at Shelb Tilie superseded Gen. Bratko 8 army and h8s army in Tennessee. Command of the rebel scouts that to forts Bas been received from. To Cut Rosecrans sat of he rebels Crown treat and then crush from supp Hes and re p t a a a a Luau it. Week with ,attaoiv�?�8�?T is said it b83 t number about 45,000 a it see Wieb is thou i relatives or friends i a shill a Arete our sick Are Well cared f e Flat pared for the enemy by Fco an8 is Paliy. R. a t until certain sex Phi a move upon Lam of a rail bait and Finy a the destruction a a. ��1 capture Forrest and his men or More comfortable he a there 18 no physicians and 1?�?T or. Attentive my lot compare favourably with a 5eg, win i since my lot was 4 of most others Bave had services we and evening a Sabbath morning prevented by the state nfd1?n the March also during the week at n i Ether it and came too cold Law r it it until be prayer have been the 1vt, seasons of refreshing i have Ever t Dellib tfx a and children have sr�?�.1 a god 8 sinners Lave been led to in a do and must we do to be Sav a at a a a what. ? Are new re drive them off. From new Orleans. Under Date of Jan from new Orleans just been Isri Ilyf Taes that a special order boats to proceed no a if ctr a of the Sun re Uge in anti Cinatl a ? net a far As Baton an Early Day so by of a Forward movement at encamp at c�rrnitin�o1 regiments which were to the same Point is a a a80 been ordered to a Rand vision a Quot or Iii Hudson and the. K. The Adanee upon port Spect ively by 8 commanded re a Rig Gen Dndlfl-5 e and acting Teeth Massao Humm. Y colonel oath Etili it a a

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