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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - November 9, 1861, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Atjlison.,.s. Little v 1 n my Kinney amp co. Editors and proprietors. E r i in Advance. A or . .sjj501.29 Tahr in in either of the olt lbs. 2-00 to , we will Send by mail Sorento number one Dollar thirty three numbers. Re sending Twenty subscribers and upwards will a by Miti led to a paper without charge ust Smid be prompt a Little before the year expires a a payment by Safe hands or by mail pc All letters to David my Kinnet it co. Pittsburgh a. Original a a i will give Yon in in life a fair sunny morning artilly Hopes lie brushed and dead the Clouds of grief and sorrow Ather darkly overhead a the heart grows faint and weary ick of sin and sore distressed of cheering the Promise come and i will give you ends we love and fondly cherish Hoe Quot soon they pass away that whispered words of kindness a Oulder in the grave to Day try hands Are gently folded her each tired silent breast a How Sweet they found the Promise a come and i will give you a so a it he Saviour we Are weary a feta y Promise we would flee. Do save our weight of sorrow Ladly rest our Hopes with thee d when earthly toils Are Over n the mansions of the Blest be there a Home forever Ake into perfect rest. Xvi. A. E. Ours a. European correspondence. A May on the american War has Quot views disputed he daily Kewba a general resigns and Theenq-press�1tub a times a on Regent to Shtino and the a a it a a campaigns Mexico and foreign intervention wreck a Igister por i860, and Harbor of Uges farming and weather in the British Isles 1 the continent remarkable contrasts tab bather almanac a a letter from its editor and Proto he struggling Genius who will help a Post it varieties. Quot London oct. 12. 1861. R. Lyndsay the Liberal m. A. For a Carlund has been recently travelling in Erica and like other travellers. He Reed a impressions a whilst abroad. It t every traveller who either Able or no to record to detail in speech or t those impressions and experiences. Or. L. Has delivered a lecture at North ids in which he gives his opinions vents passing in the United states been favourable in theory to univer suffrage but he says that a a it does not or in the Choice of members for these of representatives. And to the to a every body seemed to know How neighbor still he says the t can do no harm and May do Good ill continue to vote in its favor in the al debate and division in the House of Mous. He civil War of course the leading c of or. Lyndsay a address just it e leading thought in nine out of ten 11 thinking men in this country. The re asks a a can the Union he restored kept together by bloodshed or Coer a and his answer follows dare say that three fourths of the Ern states Are of opinion that it can Hen i look to War when i consider st extent of that country and when k How the interests of the South Are red to the policy of the North i Ean it feel that there must be secession that no Power which the North can to Bear will Ever reunite the South Ith the Northern states that even United by Force of arms they could treated a conquered people. That id be contrary to the first principles of Bubi ican government. They could not them to be Happy and contented and they were so it impossible for the in to be held a daily news which strongly anti by and Northern in its sympathies a writes in a Calm and commendable it denies that or. Lyndsay Correct tribute aug the War to tariffs instead of slavery question. It also writes on or. counsel for separation a parting. Ais advice impracticable. If the should become suddenly Wise and i her slaves hired labourers there would a need for her leaving the Union,.for a cause of her tyranny and discontent be abolished. If she attempt to her present programme there no before her but failure and ruin to polity could not sustain itself for a in the presence of a free Republic before the eyes of the world which a damned writer adds a a both North and have deeply sinned and deeply suf there no kindness to either in a Lyndsay so a denying the sin dispute shame or in proposing an arrange which both parties know to be Abe will show who right in this question. A gentleman of Penn a in Europe said the other Day Riend of mine that he believed that Ide which could command a a most would win the Day. Certainly augurs Well for the Northern cause j a so speaking in accordance with no antecedents to other great con thus England and France fairly out Russia in the Crimea and not the Czar Nicholas himself had he could have presented a continuous Ace to those Western Powers which a Money Market at their backs and a England especially left off fight a better equipped in men discipline commissariat than when the War was eral Fremont failure to Succour Lulligan at Lexington and the exact expenditure which he has Sanchas to the Purchase of arms Are be commented on by the correspond Sorne of our morning papers. The Ester examiner and times dwells on Odi fixation Given to his the Gener Roc Lunation in Missouri and prints Ginal act of the legislature to property a of persons found in arms the government and then contrasts h the proclamation and its greater a. _ a y Anglo african says that in tenses a slaves have got the idea that fit coming to liberate them and that that the name of Fremont Eon with any Victory Over the rebels or known to be in the states of Topi or Kentucky the slaves will at it adds a a it said that the this danger at their own thresholds the rebels to take the offensive in in ii and to keep the Battle Field possible from the eager and watchful a Ster m. P. For Bradford has been _ that this a War against slavery Towe has said the same but while All Here Hope that it May end in by do not regard it such. Times speaking of the actions re fought says a a it sufficient to say c federalists according to their out have been generally has befallen the feds in Missouri. General Price had the town of Lexington. Hot however attach much import this outlying warfare. Whatever e result of the War it Imossi Kansas on one Side and Illinois ther with a million of White Inland but comparatively few slaves can Ever belong to the South. The b will be fought in Virginia and on Quot it then adds to the Proba of the autumnal Campaign in vol. X., no. 8. Pittsburgh saturday nov Ember 9, 1861. Whole no. 476. Terms not unfriendly and admits in Plain words that the North has the Constitution on her Side in this contest. The telegrams of to Day give the Rumor that the French emperor will speedily recognise the Southern confederacy that Cotton May come to France. If this be True the consequences must be serious indeed. T be commercial crisis its France urged and May precipitate what May have been with the emperor a foregone conclusion and resolve. The affairs of Mexico have been occupying a considerable amount of Public attention not Only from the heavy commercial losses and the robberies of treasure trains in that distracted country but because of the terrible atrocities committed. A correspondent of the scotsman gives some horrible details of the state of things in and around Mexico itself. He describes the Slaughter of frenchmen and englishmen including Consul Bodmer Beale a a a tall powerful and handsome irishman ads. Gibson and Duval and others including Aiso. General Valle his French Aid de Camp and several of his officers. Other cruel Assassin it on have taken place including an infant dashed to death against the Wall Ana a poor Young English lady whose father had been previously assassinated and a Frenchman shot to death in the Diligence. And the question arises will there be no interference ? yes. Spain says she ready and Cuba will be her starting Point. But who trusts in the disinterestedness of Spain in such matters if France England and the United states made a common demonstration and to the principle of such a Thimig it affirmed president Lincoln gives a cordial adherence a then there might be Hope for Mexico a future. For my part i heartily regret that the United states besides the province of California not Long ago mistress of Mexico thus a free press an open Bible the living gospel and Security for property and life would have been secured. ,. 1 a the1 wreck Register for 1860 has been published and the whole year was an awfully Stormy one the havoc at sea was fearful in its extent. The total wrecks were 1,879 146 Inore to casualties than the average of the past six years. The total loss of life was 526, whilst 2,152 per sops were saved by life boats Shore boats and mortar apparatus and other Means. The following summary pain fully suggestive athe Register furnished usual some curious facts relative to the class of ships that Are inevitably wrecked when overtaken by a Gale of. Wind. Of the 2,795 vessels wrecked on our coasts during the last two years 1,604, or More than half were Colliers and of that class and 1,291 were Timber Laden passenger ships and vessels in these on old friends the schooners hold usual their preeminence Fob wry a King 912 of them having daring the same period gone to pities. Next to the schooners come the brigs 644 of which have in the same time met a . We find that of the 1,379 vessels wrecked last year 554. Were commanded by masters who were not required to have certificates of competency. I a a a a a the direction of the wind which proved most destructive to vessels wrecked on our coasts last year also Given. One Hundred and Leven vessels were ,the prevalence of the wind from.w. 128 from . And 104 from . Eight vessels were absolutely Calm weather 161, in a fresh Breeze 168 in a whole Gale 101 in a storm and 139 in a Hurricane. We find that 21 wrecks took place from not heaving the Lead 2 from intemperance 35 from general negligence and want of caution 39 foundered from a seaworthiness and 5 from defective compasses. During the past nine years the total number of All casualties on the coasts and in the seas of the British Isles Are thus Given a in 1852 there were 1,115 in 1853, 882 in 1854 987 in 1855, 141 in 1856, 1.153 in -1857? 1,143 in 1858, 170 in 1859, 1,416 and in 1860, 1379-making a total of 10,336 vessels lost in nine years or 1 lost in every 210 British ships and 1 in every 282 foreign vessels and giving an average annual loss of 1,148 vessels on the coasts and in the seas of the United kingdom we regret to find that the sacrifice of life from this great multitude of shipwrecks amounted to a a 201, or an average of 800 lives that meet with watery grave irom Shipwreck every year on the coasts and in the seas of the British Isles. I am thankful to be Able to slate that the government about to establish a Harbor of Refuge on the Eastern coast terribly exposed and so often strewed with wrecks near Scarborough head. Convict labor will be employed in carrying out the project. A farming and weather in their Mutual relations have received signal illustrations during the last six months. First of All How remarkable the contrast presented n the meteorology of different regions in Europe. Thus in the Midland Southern and Western counties of England there was a dip summer with occasional showers whereas in Scotland and Ireland the summer was urgent al and Harvest time was marked with floods overflowing Fields and Meadows sweeping away precious Hay Oats wheat and Barley and the Rains in september were so excessive almost totally to destroy the potato crop in Ireland. Even at this moment in that country a considerable portion of the Grain in the Fields and ten continued dry Days Are Seldom enjoyed. Lord in Skillen and other landlords Are making Large deductions in the rents required from their Tenanty in consequence of the floods. The province of Ulster has suffered severely and this with the depression and want of employment in Mill work and in the Linen Trade arising from the crisis in America tends to produce great suffering during the Winter a at All events to forbid Prosperity. Never was the potato crop More Beautiful and promising its first fruits excellent up to the time of the Harvest Rains than this year. Now look at the contrast already that very Yeai and at the same parallel periods of summer and autumn wet weather prevailed Over the South East and West of England and torrents of ram fell in Middle and a Southern Europe. Thus it was providentially a that the River Ticino overflowed its Banks and covered the Plains along which austrian legions were advancing to attack Piedmont thus time was Given for the French troops to come to her help and Solferino and Magenta with the loss of Lombardy and of Liberty in three fourths of Italy were the result. Here then Are two years 1859 and 1861. In each of which the weather precisely a contrast Mother words Europe reverses itself. The re Gions plubious and showery m 1859, have this year been parched and dry. We gather from this i. Presume that we cannot predicate a Fine season or the reverse from what the present season or has Bee nor shall l say that while we Are to expect changes there May be after All Laws by which the seasons arc regulated and that by an induction of facts extending Over Many years definite conclusions to what these Laws Are bearing on a Cycle of years May possibly yet be arrived at ?. The Essex weather almanac formerly noticed in your columns goes on m its prognostications and predictions on data like those just indicated and every year it1 becomes More interesting and valuable. Your former readers will remember the analysis of this almanac which i specially prepared for their satisfaction. I am Happy to think that my pains were not unappreciated. A gentleman of Pittsburgh who has Long been a close observer of the weather lately wrote me in reference to copies of the Weater almanac and to meet his wishes far in my Power i immediately enclosed his letter to or. Orlando whistle Craft of i Waite Suffolk i have received a reply from that worthy which so interesting and so illustrative also of the trials of True Genius and Talent under great disadvantages that i cannot Refram from presenting the main portions of it to your readers a a a Thwaite Suffolk. Oct. Of 1861. A Prev. Sir i . Indeed receive the copy of the Banner which you name and return my Best thanks Foi your extreme kindness in the analysis of my Humble work Only hoping that my forthcoming one will be much applauded by you. A i am out of copies of the almanac of 1861, but have directed my Ipswich pub Lishers to Forward you five copies to meet your and. The amen can order or asks for four copies i see and you name one also so i Hope to Supply you directly a a a i am glad to find that you a a precis the my labors. My aim to instill something of the love of god and of his dear son in to the souls of my Fellows think there no better Channel than an annual offering nothing in nature can be viewed without spiritual reflection by any a truly a a enlightened a a a a a a i ,poor, Humble imm afflicted childhood so to preclude my aha Ity for manual labor and a hard fight have i had yet bit of All the lord will deliver me. If in this life Only Man would seek for happiness he of All men. Most miserable. My a climate of England has been Long out of print of my a Rural gleanings a Only one copy lefty which you can have if required�?270 pages 18mo., cloth at , any or Ders of your own or through your Aid i shall be glad to execute and also for any number of almanacs for 1862. It nearly through the press. It will be ready about november 1st.a a with gratitude for your kindness in Humble regards an d Christian affection i yours sincere la a a a Orlando a a n. with the left hand by physical necessity. The lord Bishop of Norwich in approval of my work presented me with two sovereigns and Many gentlemen have similarly befriended me these Are also a god sends Quot. Indicated with England where All the cereals were reaped Early and in prime condition where the Only want was rain to have made the crop of wheat an average or above an average and the Green drops still better Han they Are and where potatoes have been preserved from rot by the dryness of the season and in the1 London Market and generally Over the country Are of the first Quality and sold at Low prices but the same weather gave eng a cd this advantage was found in France Switzerland Middle and Southern Europe but in excess. Hence Short crops there especially in France threatened bread riots in Paris and commercial failures precipitated by the Rise in the Price of Money from specie flowing out already from the vaults of the Bank of France for the Purchase of Grain. A second contrast presents itself and it vividly recalled by a visit this week to Belfast and Ulster. In these regions Well Over Scotland three years ago the skies were cloudless for months together from May Onward. How this gave blessed facilities for the awakened multitudes in Ulster Young and old with delicate and feeble ones to meet in the summer Days and evenings under the Broad canopy of the Blue heavens and without injury to health to continue the meetings where the spirit wrought mightily where the stately goings of the King were seen and where the Midnight Star lit tranquil skies echoed Back the Sweet songs of Zion when the thronging disciples Brake up reluctantly their solemn assemblies and marched West North South anal East Aloma highways and by ways to their Homes All this vividly recalled to my mind. Rut Here then we have both a revelation of the inner life and a glimpse of the antecedents of this interesting person. It doctor Kitto once the Mason attendant was Flung from the ladder in his boyhood losing his hearing for life and otherwise injured and All this to Mike him a vessel unto Honor fit for the master use do not your pious Farmer readers see m me Woras of me above letter a i poor Humble Man afflicted in childhood so to preclude my ability for. Manual labor a a and again in the sentence in the postscript a a i write with the left hand by physical necessity a How this Suffolk Man has been prepared to do special work Fen chosen for it in the Furnace of affliction i believe this work a religious instructor very important among on East Anglian Farmers to whom he preaches a purer gospel than Many of their richly endowed clergy. I have no doubt but the excellent Bishop of Norwich a Low evangelical believes this and hence his practical sympathy with modest Worth Aud piety Well with one who All his life struggling with poverty has had Strong Faith in god and a naturalist an ornithologist and a meteorologist in one. How Many copies am 1 to order for your readers of the almanac for 1862 ? a Quarter of a Dollar will scarcely cover the Price of the almanac and All expenses of transmission to the office of the Banner in Pittsburgh. If any thing More sent to you in Cash the donors and the buyers in one will have their Reward. It would be absolutely necessary that the Money should be prepaid if the editors of the Banner will kindly receive it so that there might be no risk or loss to tbs worthy Edi tor and proprietor of the weather almanac. A . P. the third and fourth volumes of Carlyle so life of Frederick the great a will soon be ready. The death of lord Eglington formerly lord lieutenant of Ireland much regretted in that men have perished of cold and scurvy in the Arctic regions being one half of the Crew of the whaler Alert of Peterhead Robert Peel chief Secretary for ire a land offers several thousand pounds toward the establishment of a Queens College similar to those in Belfast Cork and Galway. This would tend to weaken still More or. Culling so a Catholic the benefits of the Queens colleges Are already immense especially in Ulster. Passaglia an eminent italian priest has published in latin a powerful paper Adverse to the temporal Power of the Popi. It remarkable that he was the fore Moi t in defending the Dogma of the immaculate Conception. The poles an d hungarians continue their attitude of resistance to the respective emperors who oppress them. At Lemberg i polish editor has been found guilty of High treason and inciting to sedition. He has been sentenced to five years hard labor loss of nobility forfeiture of half his e it amp a Money and deprivation of the faculty. Of exercising the editorial profession. Lor Tho prosby Torrin Banner. Abstract of the minutes of the Synod of. Whaling during its late sessions at heeling la. It Synod met on Friday october 18th.at4p. M., m the second presbyterian Church. A and was constituted with prayer by the last Moderator Rev. A. S. Mcmasters . After the completion of the Roll Rev. T. R. Crawford was chosen Moderator Rev. We. Eaton permanent clerk and Rev. J. Sloan ., temporary clerk. A very Large attendance was had seventy. Ministers and Over sixty elders being present. A number also were invited to sit correspond my members. A religious services of a varied and interesting nature were held. Or. Mcmasters preached the opening Sermon on Friday night on rom. Pm 1�?7, showing then Turc of a Good government and the duties of the True Patriot on saturday evening Rev. O. Todd preached on the. Subject assigned to him by the last Synod Viz a the relation of pastors and the children of their on Sabbath the pulpits in the City and Vicinity were generally filled by a Necmi bars of Synod and in the afternoon the ordinance of Tho lord supper was administered Nader t the control of Rev. Messes. Stratton Crawford Comingo and Stockton. On monday morning an interesting address was delivered by Rev. H. I. Coe Secretary of the Board of Church Extension wherein the whole subject of the Church duties to the several schemes of Beneficence was ably presented. In the afternoon an hour was spent m devotional exercises with the Reading of the narrative and at night profi by a Voison . Preached to an immense Assembly on the Christian ground of Confidence. Taking his text of Paul. Quot who he that condemn eth it Christ that died. Quot. On tuesday afternoon the Synod by invitation. Visited in a body. Camp Carlisle and Afler a review of the troops under command of col a Anas Ansell. Religious services were held singing. Prayer. And an address by or. it was an interesting occasion. Rev. W. Grimes preached at night in the first presbyterian Church. In this connexion it proper to notice1 that half an hour was spent m devotional exercises every morning. A. The following Are some of the resolutions passed and items of business transacted alter the address of or Goc. The following Resolution was passed. Resolved. That Synod has heard with interest the address of Rev h. I. Coe Secretary of the Board of Church and we earnestly recommend the scheme of b Nevolene which he represents to the enlarged Christian liberality of our churches. T a. The following paper was presented and adopted on the subject of systematic Beneficence. Resolved. That we earnestly request All our churches which have no other fixed times Quot for the purpose to adopt the schedule of contribution appointed by the general Assembly and recorded on Page 349 of the minutes of 1861 resolved. That Synod will appoint a minister m each presbytery whose duty it shall be to use All proper Means to secure from every Church in that presbytery a contribution annually for each of the six objects embraced in the schedule of the general Assembly in accordance with the above the following ministers were appointed a Rev p y Dodge from the Presby Triy of Washington Rev Alex Swaney. From the presbytery of Steubenville Rev. O. Todd from the presbytery of Lisbon and Rev. W. R. Vincent from the presbytery of st. Blairsville. T Western Seminary. The usual inquiry to the interest shown by the churches toward the Western theological Seminary elicited the following expression resolved. That we have unabated Confidence in Tife Quot professors of the Western theological Seminary and desire that they May be fully sustained in their arduous and responsible . That though m assuming their part m the endowment of the fourth professorship the Synod designed to Lay no tax nor make any assessment on the churches above what they think it their duty and privilege to give yet the Synod earnestly debit and recommends that their portion May be supplied irom the churches in some such proportion has been designated averaging about fifty cents per member of the churches within our . That deficiencies will no doubt of cur m the gifts of individuals and of churches who arc either unable or unwilling to contribute that individuals and churches who Are More Able or willing should be invited to supplement these deficiencies. Resolved. That at the next Synod the several churches be called on to report the whole amount contributed for the endowment of the fourth professorship up to that time or that this requisition May be met by a tabular View from each presbytery of the contributions of their respect we will cheerfully receive and Forward the subscriptions and would be pleased to find out Reader thus extending their Means of Knowli . A a presbyteries dissolving the relation of a pastor and his people without first haying complied with the spirit and letter of our Constitution. And Synod would enjoin hereafter upon the pics byte pcs a compliance with the Book in the Dis Mission of pastors. State of the committee on the minutes of the general Assembly having reported certain resolutions on the state of the country,1 and the committee of Bills and overtures having had similar papers before them which a they had embodied in a report presented to the Synod both reports were committed to a special committee whose conclusions were accepted and adopted with great Una. Nimitz. Considering the length of the resolutions the committee of publication deem it Best to give at present but their substance reserving for another time should it be solicited to give them in full. The first Resolution expresses the synods continued and steadfast adherence to the cause and interests of our beloved country acknowledging the government of the United states an ordinance of god it for Good to Man to be maintained and upheld against All aggressors both at Home and abroad and fully concurring in the sentiments expressed in the deliverance of the last general Assembly in relation to the duties of the Christian Patriot. The second Resolution sets Forth the right of the Assembly to make such deliverance not Eon-1 i acting with the authority of Church courts or1 the Constitution of our Church in such deliverance they do but imitate the example of Christ in expounding the duties of citizens to their civil government. The third Resolution asserts that the general Assembly does not in such deliverance e tab lib any term of communion a the fourth Resolution expresses the judgment of Synod that the Assembly deliverance does not warrant any abandonment of the High spiritual functions of the Church expressed by our lord m . A a my kingdom not of this1 world nor does it warrant any inter meddling with local parties and Ordinary political organizations the fifth Resolution lifts up a warning voice against the tendency of the times and the High considerations involved to endanger the Loy Auy of ministers elders and Church members Loihle lord of lords and King of Kings. And while1 urging a True and Fiu Ahful obedience and support to our National government in All right and proper measures for its maintenance yet at the same time Synod earnestly exhorts All under it i care to guard with hourly vigilance against the absorbing and engrossing influence of the exciting events of the Day and to stand fast in the Grace of god. A sixth Resolution m these words that in the judgment of this Synod the circumstances in which this nation placed loudly Call upon its citizens for the exercise of humility before god in View of our sinfulness m his sight and the offering of Earnest prayer to him lor his intervention in our belief to 1 Synod also expressed its concurrence with the action of the general Assembly upon the minutes of the Synod of South Carolina and fully approved a Aid action the steadfast ground upon which our whole Church North and South has stood during the greater part of her history the thanks of Synod were cordially tendered to the families of the Wheeling for the kind and hospitable entertainment extended to the members during the sessions of this body Synod adjourned to meet in Washington a on the third Friday of october 386-, at 7 o clock p. Closed with singing i Asci and the apostolic Benediction. Alfred Paul. R. V. Dodge stated clerk. Committee of publication. Tes presbyterian Banner publication office Gazette buildings 84 fifth st a. Amiad Birnika South West cos. Of 7h Ash Chestnut Ive churches. Synodical . The committee to whom was referred Tho several reports relating to Synod College at Washington 1 a presented to tiie Synod an interest ing and encouraging statement to the present condition of the institution showing that thorough instruction Good order commendable Industry Wise discipline and a healthy religious tone Are apparent heretofore. Notwithstanding the pressure of the times the number of students increasing and has readied the aggregate of one Hundred and seventy for the year just closed. No a judicious and self sacrificing spirit of retrenchment and Economy evinced by the faculty and All engaged in the management of the College by which it believed that it will ultimately be freed from All financial trouble. To meet a Small indebtedness existing it suggested that Synod urgently request the churches under its care to take no collections on the last thursday of february the Day of prayer for colleges or on a Sabbath near that time and Forward the amounts to the treasurer. D. B. Wilson. Esq. At Washington it. also recommended that the president of the College be requested to address a circular to the pastors and sessions setting Forth this object and its claims upon their attention. The Board of trustees were allowed at their own discretion to invest any moneys m their hands or to be collected in the National loan offered by the government of the United states in conclusion the committee see much to encourage the Synod in the prosecution of this Enterprise. Notwithstanding the trials incident to the present tune. The advances already made the steady increase in the number of students the High Standard attained both educational and religious and the Large Public favor turned to this College Are pledges of Hope under the promises of a faithful god. Sharing the difficulties which surround All our great enterprises m this Dav of sorrow and rebuke we May m this great work seek at least to share the benefits of that great chastisement which designed to bring both the state and the Church to Humilla Tion before the lord to dependence upon his Grace and to consecration to his glory. The following Resolution was added resolved. That our synodical College an established Jacl. Meriting the Confidence of the Christian Public and ugh fully claiming a share of the donations and bequests of gods people anti the it the bidets and ministers of this Synod May feel themselves charged with the duty of reminding their wealthy neighbors of that fact before they have made less favourable investments. Rev. John r. Dundass. D. A. And George m. Theaker. Esq. Were appointed vacancies in the committee and interim. A. Rev. Loyal Young. . Of Butler and c m. Reed. Esq. Of appointed to the vacant places m the Board of trustees. Tho members of the Board of Trust whole irm of office had expired were reelected. John messenger Esq elder from the Presby try of w Ashington Rev. J. S. Marims. Of the presbytery of Steubenville Rev. Robert Hays,1 of the presbytery of Lisbon and Rev t r. Crawford. Of the presbytery of st., Blairsville were appointed examining. Committee of the College for the ensuing year. On the subject of the dissolution of the Poston ral relation. Synod passed the following. Eschiti that this synod1 disapprove of Aby tude for our beloved re Publio whose very Exiga Euce seems to be imperilled and for whose life every True Patriot would willingly give his own life a blood Sunie of Gou people seeth to be in Dange of forge g to e h Glei a Teres to of the kingdom of Jesus canst. In our anxiety to a Render unto Cesar the things that Are use Sara so we Are n Langer of Torger no to a Render unto god die things that Are god.&Quot the stirring event Trasp r no no country must have an important bearing upon the interests of religion. And whue we Souid Pray most earnestly that in this grand historic age in which god has cast our lot in this Day of our country a fiery trial none of should be found wanting in the duties of the True Patriot let see to it that none of forget or neglect the duties of the True Christian. The presence of the Camp in Many parts of our Synod Lias brought with it an unusual amount of profanity Sabbath breaking and forgetfulness of god. The enemy has come in like a flood and it Lyngh time for the Church to cry mightily to god to set up a Standard against him. In the name of the lord we will set up our banners. While the Patriot Rushing to the scene of deadly conflict and under the spreading folds of his country Flag resolved to conquer or die. To May we Good soldiers of Jesus Christ rally around the blood stained Banner of the Cross resolved to conquer though we die. A god our Refuge and strength in every time of need to him let look for deliverance from the terrible calamities which threaten the Church Well the country. God in the midst of Zion she shall not be moved the Gates of hell shall not. Prevail against her for shells founded upon a Rock the Rock of Ages god will help her and that right what the churches in the Bounds of this Synod need most of All gods holy spirit in its quickening refreshing sanctifying and saving influences. For this All should wrestle with god in Earne t Heartfelt soul breathing prayer in the congregation in the social prayer meeting. At the family altar and in the closet and wrestle on until god return and revive again. For tile presbyterian Synod of Illinois. Narrative. ,. Our thanks Are due to almighty god that dui my. The past year we have been permitted a Vnod without interruption notwithstanding the distracted state of our country to labor for the edification of the people of god and the Extension of his kingdom. In spite of Many causes calculated to alienate the feelings of Brethren the general appear to to under the to Wiful influence of Hestian love How Good and How pleasant it lor Brethren to dwell together in . Quot not forsaking the assembling of ourselves to Gether the manner of some Iho a tend Ance upon the Means of Grace has been generally Good and in Many churches the attention to the preaching of the word marked and solemn from this we take encouragement for just in proportion amen attend upon the ordinances of the gospel with punctuality and interest Are the probabilities of their conversion and salvation enhanced. A a Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of god. The grand instrumentality which god employs for the salvation of men the truth preached by the living minister and applied to then hearts and consciences by the holy ghost. The minister has reason to thank god. And take courage when the people hear him gladly. A Many Are gathered together in some localities within the Bounds of our Synod the prayer meetings have been solemn and interesting and. The people of god have found them places of refreshment and edification and strength. The cars of the lord Are open unto the Praver of the righteous. Aud he will hear their prayer and scud a Blessing. The prayer of filias sealed and unsealed heaven and the Earnest prayer of Faith has still Dower to open the windows of heaven and bang Down the showers of heavenly Grace. A a ask. And be shall receive. Quot a. A feed my lambs. The people of god have not been unmindful of the command of our Savio in m reference to the lambs of the flock and Many have been brought from the Sabbath school into the Saviour told. In some of our churches a Large proportion of those admitted to the communion of the Church Are from the Sabbath school. A the youth Are the Hope of the Ufi urch and the world and it matter for in. Join my. That so Many Are disposed to consecrate to god the Dew of their youth. Quot of such the kingdom of heaven. Quot a bring be All the tithes into the store House that there May be meat m mine House and prove me herewith Saith the lord of hosts if 1 will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a Blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive some of our churches by their Christian liberality have manifested a willingness to prove the lord and claim the Blessing. They have brought the tithes into the store House and they May rest secure that god will fulfil the Promise. But others it. feared have made the embarrassments in pecuniary matters an excuse for withholding from god More than meet. A a o lord revive thy work in the midst of the years. This prayer has been answered we rejoice a to state m several parts of our Synod during the past year not Only in the silent and gentle Dews Blit in the copious showers of heavenly Grace. At. Least one or two churches in each 1-Resbytery. Composing this Synod. Have been signally blessed with the outpouring of god spirit. God 8 people have been aroused to greater Diligence to make their own calling and election sure to attain a higher plan of Christian life and to More Earnest efforts for the salvation of others the care Ess and impenitent have been arrested Oon voted. And hopefully converted in these congregations Laigo numbers have been added to the Church m on eighty a another fifty seven in another fifty. To him who hath the hearts of All men in 1 hand and who turn eth Thom. the Rivers of Waters Are turned be All the have thus presented the brightest sme of the picture. There a Darker Side. A there Are some things to which we must advert that fill our hearts with sorrow. In Bome of our churches the love of Many has waxed cold and a consequence. Iniquity has abounded. The heavens Are by ass from Ichieh no drop of rain Falls not even a sound heard m the tops of tie to Neil Berry Trees. Not a Olond . Seen even of the the size of a Man hand from which Hope of a gracious ram might come. It has been a year of unusual excitement and the minds of Many Havo been drawn away from unseen and eternal interests i the exciting topics of thought and conversant on in convex on with the unhappy, in our midst have had we fear a tendency to make Many forget the Chest Jan warfare if which every True sol Diery of teams in their Fusci the Synod of Illinois met. According to adjournment in the first presbyterian Church of Springfield october 9th. And was opened with a Sermon by the Moderator. Irom a Zhc ii Xiv a 20 aft i non Synod was constituted by prayer Rev. Samuel Lynn .was,.elected Moderator and c. 1-. Jennings and r. Conover. Temporary clerks. A Jacksonville was chosen the place of the next stated meeting of Synod. A Llie judicial committee reported judicial Case no 1 being an Appeal of John Turbitt from a decision of the presbytery of Peoria deposing him from the ministry and suspending him from the communion of the Church and recommended that. Synod hear it in the Ordor prescribed by our Book. After a full hearing of the whole ease Synod refused to sustain the Appeal a and confirmed the decision of die lower court or Turbitt gave notice of Appeal to the general Assembly. The following paper was presented to Synod and referred to the committee on Bills Andover 1st. 1 Fiat this Synod hereby express a full and cordial concurrence in the preamble and resolutions adopted by the general Assembly on the state of the country which Are recorded on pages 329 and 380 of die minutes resolved. In. That. Synod solemnly recommend Liat special prayer be offered in All our churches for our rulers. Resolved. 3d, that Synod recommend that special player be offered m All oui churches for the Success of All proper efforts of our government to suppress the present wicked rebellion. The committee reported Back the above resolutions to the Synod recommending their adopt Don. A the ayes and noes being called lor and recorded showed the following result Viz of the 1st Resolution a ayes ministers d. F. Mcfarland. Templeton. Robert Johnston George Chines m 1 mood 0 m Stone we. C. Mason. R. Roberts w l. Mitchell j. L. Marquis. T. . Elliott r. Conover. J. Crozier. D. A Todd. J. C Thornton j. B. Sage. 33. C. Swan. F. H. L. Laird j. W. Allison. J. G. Bergen. J. V. Dodge f a Thayer be. R. Criswell. N. Bishop. 1. M Corbitt j. S. Howell. A. A Price. Aiders a. T Eok d. . V. Stout. It Price Dewey Jameson h. D. Brigham and d. C. Keyburn noes ministers a. Lynn. Geo. Mckinley. Ii Stevenson. J. H. Brown. I. A. Cornelison j. A. Pinkerton. Riders a. H. Nourse Robert Brown or. Odd. W. Calhoun. Non Liquette. S. High. D. C. Brown. W Nesbit. The second Resolution was adopted unanimously. On the thud Resolution the vote stood the same on the first., with the addition of the name of William Hamilton recorded amongst the noes. The following protest was presented and or dered to be placed on the records of Synod advertisements teems in Advance.-,a a Square 8 Init so a to ssh one insertion. 60 Cinta Taeb subsequent insertion 40 cents each Lino beyond eight 6 cts a Square per Quarter $4.00 each line additional 83 mate a Kudo Tiow made to advertisers by the year. Business notices of ten lines or Lees,-$1.00 each additional Lino 10 my Kincey so co., pop amp Atolia and push Shoeb. Move any doubts that May have been entertained on this subject at the time the resolutions were passed by the Assembly. A John h. Brown George Mckinley. Wilson John Todd Samuel Lynn j. A. Pinkerton we Hamilton we j. Calhoun. H. Stevenson ,3. A. Co Mellson. Syno amp resolved that inasmuch the protest signed by j. H. Brown and others embraces nothing in either principle or expression but such has been recently and largely discussed in All our Church courts and religious periodicals dem it unnecessary to enter on the minutes any formal answer. Synod adjourned to meet in the presbyterian Church of Jacksonville on the 2d wednesday of october 1862, at 7 of clock p. Robert Johnston. C. We the undersigned respectfully protest against the action of Synod m adopting the Resolution approving the action of the Mcneial Assembly on the state of our country found m Ali div minutes on pages 229 and-230. To make tins protest not because we do not acknowledge loyalty to our country to be a moral and religious duty according to the word of god which requires a a to be subject to the Powers that be. Nor because we do not. Regard this rebellion a wicked rebellion and one which we Are All bound to Aid the government in its lawful efforts to suppress but because we deny the right of the general Assembly or any inferior court to decide the political questions to what government the allegiance of presbyterians due. This question decided by the Assembly m its action and by this Synod in its approval of that action Linus a great political question which agitated and divided the whole country Lias been decide by the Assembly and by this Synod. They have also decided Between conflicting theories relating to the sovereignty of the government and determined a question of allegiance which a Clear and simple and m which your prot Stams believe the general Assembly Ana the Synod have transcended their sphere and Power. Political deliverance upon civil questions by bodies Are without. Warrant in scripture., and m the Constitution of the Church. The Church a purely spiritual body. Having for her special Mission to Bung men to Chrt t and Tram them for the eternal world. The slate was ordained of god to control men m things secular. It May not interfere with the Church nor the Church with the state however unfaithful the state May to to the design of god m her institution. God has not. Authorized the Church to arraign the state at the bar of her courts. The state must be left in the Lianas of god for rebuke and does not overturn nor Interior v ill civil institutions but seeks to inter penetrate them with divine Lite. Nor the Church a Power m the state to be used for the purposes of the state but wholly distinct and separate from the state having uses and Aims wholly different from Tho o of the state and out of its sphere. It does not adjudicate upon questions of state but conserves and proclaims the teachings of Christ for the Sanctification of individual men and enjoins them with none other than spiritual sanctions. The Church May not proscribe the policy of the state. She May neither Hind whole Courtr Numes to a Given allegiance nor absolve from allegiance. Nor has she a decide Between rival claimants. She May neither inflame belligerents against each other nor dictate peace. She should hold herself aloof from All political contests. Lieis Independent of the revolutions and Vicissitudes of states in Pires May Rise and fall but her work and Faith and Unity remains from age to age unchanging and unchangeable. Our Saviour taught that his a a kingdom not of this world Quot he uttered no words which could be construed into an la Tererence with Seear. Or a decision of the vexed question Between Judea and Rome his apostles imitated his example by abstaining irom teaching although they were in continual Contact with the g eat state questions of to Weir Day they enjoined submission to the Powers a that be a and similar duties and there rested. Their synods entertained no other questions than those which were strictly ecclesiastical the action of the Assembly and of the Synod an ecclesiastical interference with the state contrary to the word of god and contravenes the fundamental Law of our Church on subject Laid Down in confession of Faith Chap. 31 and Sec 4�? synods an 1 councils Are to handle no thug but Chat which .Ecctaartical and Are not to inter meddle with civil affairs which concern Tho Commonwealth. A a it j in e further protest against the approval of the action of the general Assembly because said act lion1 was not by the word of god and our Constitution hut like , action / go la Ine Ped Cut recent events both a it amp a North and1 the South Are sufficient to in a a if my minister goes Down ill go Down with so said a Good Naan and True in one of our country churches. God bless thee thou warm hearted Man and Christian with a double portion of spiritual Good in thine own soul i earthly things perish with the using. These cannot Reward thee hut of the Richer blessings of gods Grace thou Shalt receive freely thou spend est of thy earthly abundance to refresh the fainting sprit of Oliy brother Many or better still to Supply the needs of him whom god has sent to Lead you to his heavenly Home. It a Nohle Resolution perhaps we May Call it a praiseworthy one and yet he who does not adopt it Sarhis own culpable and will fail to receive gods Blessing. So to e the line drawn so close the connexion. If you my brother or sister Are so Happy to have a minister sustain him uphold him lighten his labors and diminish his cases so Fai lies in your Power. If you cannot do this at least encourage him by the Light of a sunny countenance. Let him be tint a warm cordial sympathizing appreciating heart reflected there. Be the Aaron or the Hur to uphold his hands in the hour of trial or conflict. Lend your voice and your example against the Petty i actions that Are often arising and whatever others May do let not your pastors heart fail by reason of faulty Short comings in you. Even should the voice of Many Rise against him will sometimes be the Case if he a faithful Man let not your ear turn for a moment to their wicked devices or evil surmising. Know you not that god seeth not Man seeth that god Lud Geth the heart a a judge not that be be a not a judged a you know. Let your thoughts your words your actions he governed by that Law which god will approve. Humble yourself before him if in word or deed you have offended or grieved one whom ghost loves for sad certain will be the la Tributino if you fail even in giving that a cup of cold better were it tor Vou a that a Mill Stone were hanged about your neck and that you were drowned in the midst of the gods lightest commands Are not to be trifled with. Keep then your heart Ever warm in his love Ever open to his spirits suggestions and Lay never the flattering unction to your soul to at your name written in his Book of life ii you fail through love of the world in sustaining his servants. What you have of this worlds goods he gave you. He gave it you to do Good with. Are you Rich ? thank him that you have ability Well heart to give. Are you poor your income scanty ? ask your heart m your closet communing if you have much you might to the lord. Ask yourself if a Little More Laid up m his Treasury would not pay better. Payine ones minister however does not come exactly under this head. That a debt which we owe much for the bread we eat or clothing we Wear. Paul says. A if we have sown unto you spiritual things it a great thing if we shall reap you carnal things a that comes first and then the various benevolent objects of the Day. Justice before generosity. But it True that some Good people Are rather too dilatory m paying this debt. They sometimes feel it a tax a Burden if they were giving so much but this not the ease. We owe it to god Well to his people that due care taken for the temporal Good of our ministers we should a a know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the Temple and that they which wait at the altar Are partakers at the altar. Even so hath the lord they which preach the gospel should live of the a a the labourer worthy of his but i fear they forget sometimes that the a a hire of the labourers which kept Back by Traud Erith and that the cries of those that have reaped Are entered into the ears of the lord of they forget too that a a he that eth sparingly shall reap also sparingly and that he who Soweto bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every Man according he Purpo Seth in his heart so let him give not grudgingly,.or. Of necessity for god Loveth a cheerful giver.�?�. They forget but i Pray they would re Mem Beix that they will never lose in worldly possessions for paying their minister. If they should pay More than they think their due proportion,.let them not fear a for god Able to make All Grace abound toward you that be always having All sufficiency in All things May. Abound to every Good work being enriched in everything to All to All fellow labourer so travellers in the was to our a eternal inheritance i would May among other things let a a Lay these things to heart a and like the beloved parishioner in whom the heart of his pastor Trust eth say a if my minister goes Down l la to Down with a parishioner. The pin of scandal. Or. Wilberforce re ates that at one time be found himself Chron eled a a st. Wil Ber Foice a in an opposing journal and the following Given an instance of his Pharis ism a the was lately seen a says the Jour n d a a walking up and Down in the Bath pump room Reading his prayers like his predecessor of old who prayed in the Corners of the streets to be seen of a a there generally a says or. Wilberforce a a some slight circumstance which Peri or eness turns into a charge of reproach 1 began to reflect and i soon found the occasion of the calumny. It was thus a i was walking in the pump room in conversation with a Friend a passage was quoted from Horace the accuracy of which was questioned and i had a Horace in my pocket i took it out and read . This was the Plain 1 bit of factious Malignity sharpened into a pin to Pierce my How Many ugly pins have been manufactured out of smaller bits of wire than even that . Much safer to reconcile a in Etiny than to conquer him. Victory deprives him of his Power but reconciliation of his will and there less Ganger in a will which will not Hurt than in a Power which cannot. _ _ of never meet.trouble.,,but Lei him have the whole walk for his pads a very Likely he May give up his husin�8� i sight of the fio Uso

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