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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - October 19, 1861, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA a a a by . Allison. Little it my Kinney amp co. Editors and proprietors. Rms in Advance. Subscriptions. $1,50 8 1.25 i it in either of tbs cities. 2.00 , to will Sundby mail Sevonty number doll atm thirty Throo a Omboni. Diug us Twenty sub scr Bela and upwards Wylli titled to a Papor without charge Hottle to prompt n a to la before the year expires 1utfl by Safe hands or by mail letters to David my Kim five co., Pittsburgh a. Selected Quot on another s sorrow. N i see another a word not be in sorrow too ? i see another s grief. I not seek for kind Relief an i see a falling tear and not feel my sorrows share ? to a father see his child keep nor to with sorrow filled ?. A Mother sit and Hoar infant groan an infant Foar ? no never Eon it be ver never can it be d can he who smiles on All. A the Wren with sorrows Small a year the Small Birds grief and care ear the woes that infants bears and not sit beside the nest during pity in their breast ? and not sit the Oracle near. A keeping tear on infants tear 7 and not sit both night and Day Iping All our tears away ? no never can it be Ever Dever can it be 1 e doth give is Joy to All e becomes an infant Small e becomes a Man of woe to doth feel the sorrow too. A think not thou canst sigh a sigh and thy Saviour is not nigh ii Ink not thou canst weep a tear and thy Saviour is not 0 he gives to us his Joy that our Griefs he May destroy till our grief is fled and gone he doth sit by us and moan. Tilings of the Synod of Allegheny. Newcastle pa., sept. 26th, 1861. Our of meeting of Synod having arrived four members being present on motioned until to Morrow evening at 7 of clock. with prayer. Friday evening 7 of Clook. Met. In the absence of the Moderator Coulter the oldest minister present pointed Moderator pro tempore. Synod n constituted with prayer. Members present. 1 presbytery of Erie. Minister. Eaton. Mccune 7. Dickey Shields elders. Levi Joseph Campbell j. W. Stinson Robert Logan. Findlay Adam Boston Howey h. Moore unkind Joseph w. Soott a Newell John Hamilton Scott James Gordon. A i. Spelman a Condit. Presbytery of Beaver. T Dilworth ., Robert Thompson by Mccready Nesbit w. Johnston c. Critchlow Waggoner Webber Dickson. Madam c. Reed w w. Boyd m Taylor it h s. Grimes a Johmston. 1. Presbytery of Allegheny. To Gorden Thomas Pomeroy j. L. Robinson Hiram Pollock Joseph Moore b. Rush Bradford Benjamin Cunningham Nathaniel Moore Robert Martin. Coulter William Porter Young ., Joseph Galbraith Walker James Adams Coulter Josiah Mcjunkin m f. Kean s. M. Moore Miller James t. Glenn Quot Oyd Craig Wilson. Hall Peter Pence 1 Williams William Maxwell Quot out or William s. Weible m Ogdon. J James Wilson. Samuel Hanna Andrew Breckenridge presbytery of Allegheny City. Elliott ., Alex. Cameron p. Swift ., John d. Stokes Annan Robert Mcknight Illiams ., t. H. Nevin Caboy ., Samuel Moorhead Allison a. G. Neff. Cunningham. Swift. Launitz Smith. A Terian vol. A m 5, Pittsburgh saturday oct Ober 19, 1861. Whole no. 473. Dickey William my Taylor. Mini Era William Porter. Leave of absence from this mini verse Robert Dilworth ., John Lamitz James Coulter. Elder in d. Moore. Adjourned to meet this fit Eranos at 111 of clock. Concluded with prayer. Saturday Abter Hoon 3j of clock. Synod met and a peat on Hoar and a half in devotional exercises including the Reading of the narrative of the state of religion. After which the narrative accepted and adopted Banff a a a of follows 1 . Members absent. Tery of Erie John a. Reynolds ., Blackburn l. G. Olmstead j. R. Ila Mil in h. Sargent. _ Tery of Beaver a. Biggs. Tery of Allegheny John Munson w. G. J Ebenezer Henry Alex. Cunningham. Tery of Allegheny City Nathaniel Todd Claren,., . Conrad . Oltimer d. I Brown L. Mortinan Henry i. Lip a. Nevin John Davis Edward s. Blake Mclaren. To the unusual. In clemency of the throughout the Day i eventing the a the members from being present the Sermon postponed until to Morrow at 7 of Synod spent half an hour in Devo excises. Red to meet to Morrow morning at 9 concluded with prayer. Saturday morning 9 of Clook. Met and spent the allotted half hour in. Exercises. 11 then perfected action held for officers which re the Choice of Rev. Robert b. Walker Rator and Rev. James Shields for toy clerk. A John c. Lowrie of the Synod of new Rev. W B. My Kee of the Synod of st. Rev. J. S. Travelli of the Synod of Pennsylvania Rev. Samuel Findley of of of Pittsburgh and Rev. J. H. Tel the United presbyterian Church being were invited to sit As corresponding minutes of the last meeting of Synod i read. A proceeded to fix the hour and place of meeting. It resolved to meet in Iby Terian Church of new Brighton on Ruth thursday of september next at 7 p. M. _ a election of Twenty five cents from each taken up to replenish the Contin and of Synod. A Wodei i tor announced the following stand Imit tees. and . Blow John r. Findley we. F. Kean al Alison. Elders Theo. H. Nevin Josi All bin Robert Thompson. Ial r. ., Robert Dickson William t. David c. Reed. Elders Benj. R. It Alexander Cameron Thomas Pomeroy. S of the presbytery of Erie min Vid a. Cunningham j. F. Boyd. L. Robinson. S of the ,8bytery of Beaver a v. Miller j. M. Smith. Elder a Glenn. Is of the presbytery of Absalom my Cready John w. My Cune. Ida in Boston. Of the presbytery of Allegheny is terse David Waggoner a. Junkin. J. Cunningham. Inal s. E. Swift. Elder Hirah Pollock a of the state of religion a minis in 1, Aaron Williams d. Elder Mcknight. Or the general , Huey Newell. Elder Jin. I if of absence prom previous meet terse John. Hervey James w. The annual Reed Renee of the sessions of synods As a season of pastoral reunion is fraught with the deepest interest to All who love the master whom we profess to serve and the kingdom whose highest interest we Are pledged to promote. In our individual capacity As the servants of Christ we have Felt ourselves called to daily watchfulness and solicitude in reference to the genuineness of that great change which we profess to have experienced and to note with care the evidences of Progress which Mark the pathway of our own religious life to try and a a Grove ourselves and see whether we be in the then in our Peculiar vocation As those who have Bea called a to hold Forth the word of life a and to Bear Rule in the House of god a wider sphere of daily obligation has called for increasing Diligence. In addition to personal culture and watchfulness Over our own hearts the spirit of our holy religion which is a spirit of Geod will to men has prompted us to pass beyond the sphere of self and put Forth our Best energies for the salvation of others. As the representatives of the a Good Shepherd a of whom it foretold that a he should gather the lambs with his arms and carry them in his bosom a Quot and who actually a a came to seek and to save that which lost a we have been permitted As a part of our daily toils and daily Delight to go Forth into the highways and Hedges and by the constraint of heavenly motives to compel men to come to Christ and then to feed his sheep and his lambs. First of All we have been called Upen to a take heed to ourselves and second Only to that to take heed to All. The flock Over which the holy ghost hath made us overseers to feed the Church of god which he hath purchased with his own and having endeavoured in our various spheres to be instant in season and out of season having exhorted and warned and rebuked with All Long suffering and patience having striven to sow the seed broadcast and to nurture the plants of righteousness which have been hopefully planted in the Garden of the lord we have came Here Christian Brethren to inquire of one another what Are the fruits of All these toils and what now appears to be the measure of Zions Progress and As we Are assembled Here a voice seems to inquire a watchmen what of the night watchmen what of the night ? a a it is not our Happy privilege to give an answer in All respects full of encouragement such As Lias greeted your ears on similar occasions in years that Are Post. The Joyful tidings have not come up to us from the various presbyteries As in years past making mention of the baptism of the holy ghost descending upon pastors and people in answer to United and fervent prayer. We Are not permitted to Tell you of saints throughout All our Borders rejoicing in Sweet communion and Fellowship with their lord and and master nor of sinners in the depth of a solicitude hitherto unfelt saying to one another ,.and let us join ourselves to the lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be a and still1 the voice which comes to us from the Hurckes is not by any Means adapted to fill our hearts with sadness in regard to the work of the lord the ecclesiastical year which has just now come to a close like the Day which Zechariah in vision foresaw Hab been get do Fhy at a neither Clear nor dark a and yet it has Given Promise of Light in the evening. It has pleased god in a remarkable manner to preserve the lives of those whom he has placed As watchmen upon the Walls of Zion and thus there has been no a a famine of the word of the Only one of our number has been called to his rest during the year and he gathered from the midst of this flock where we Are assembled in a full age a like As a Shock of Corn cometh in his our churches have been uniformly filled on the Sabbath with an attentive and interested people prayer meetings Sabbath schools and Bible classes have been attended with a Good degree of regularity and interest and in some presbyteries with an increased efficiency and Zeal showing that the culture of the youth of our Church is More and More laying hold of the hearts of gods people. The Seal of divine approbation set upon the parly religious culture of the children of the Church in years gone by when such multitudes who had received the outward and visible sign of consecration to god were made to experience the inward reality by the baptism. Of the spirit has awakened in Many a new Zeal in this department of Christian Effort. In Many cases also there appears to be a marked improvement in the Manifeh tation of a spirit of Chr Stian Beneficence. A and whilst there has been no general revival of religion throughout our Bounds some of our churches have been visited with times of refreshing from the presence of the lord. The holy spirit has graciously descended As rain upon the mown grass and As shovers that water the Earth a souls have been re sed from death unto life and the people of god have been constrained to exclaim a a the i it Ora Nam Aone great things for us whereof we Are but this is the brighter Side of the picture. Whilst a few of the lords Quot servants have been made to rejoice in the Prosperity of. Christ a kingdom through their instrumentality by far the greater number in View of the Little fruit of their labors which they have been permitted to see in View of the apparent want of spiritual mindedness on the part of gods professing people and in View of the indifference of the multitude to All the offers of mercy Are ready to exclaim a who hath believed our report and to whom hath the Arm of the lord been revealed a hath god forgotten to be gracious hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies a at the some time they see the baptized children of Zion in Many instances. Growing up without any desire to consecrate themselves to the god of their fathers,.and All around them they see Theja enemy coming a flood in the shape of Temperance and profanity threaten my to Lay heritage of the lord. It does not require the vision of a Prophet to discern the in use which have largely contributed to produce tins state of comparative spiritual inactivity within and this fearful indifference to spiritual things without Over which of Christ now mourns our ecclesiastical year began in the midst of a warm political contest in which the minds even of Good men end ated with More than Ordinary Fervour and thus their hearts were drawn away unduly after earthly things. The whirlwind of that excitement had scarcely passed away when the Fores had wings of a still greater trouble to the Church of god began to appear. The deep mutterings of a fierce passion were heard in the distance threatening desolation to the fair fabric of our National inheritance and All these have culminated at last in the most terrible of All scourges civil warfare. The professed followers of Christ moved by the highest and purest of principles hastened to Rescue from threatened ruin institutions recognized As the gift of god and the fruit of. The highest Christian civilization. \ if we believe that civil government is the ordinance of god we must at the same time recognize another truth equally obvious that they who out of proper motives defend the ordinance of god Are so far in the path of duty. And yet we have reason to fear that much that is sinful Hab mingled with All our Zeal for god and the right in this respect. In the midst of t he stirring realities of the Day in which we live it is to be feared that christians have not kept Hur wished the weapons of a higher and holier warfare weapons that Are not carnal but mighty to the pulling Down of our a bins have separated Between god and us and we have grieved his holy spirit to depart from. Is. Who know eth but Ziou May now be suffering the threatening of god by his Prophet in the Olden time a Hosep v 15 a a i will go and return to my place till they acknowledge their. Offence and seek my face in their affliction the will seek me Early a verily Bret i on in these Days of spirituals apathy when the ways of Zion mourn and when the gracious presence of him who Wal Keih m the midst of the seven Golden candlesticks and who hold eth the seven stars in his right hand is so rarely manifested re ought to Endeavor to realize that god s appointed antecedent to the experience of new Joy and spiritual Prosperity in the midst of. Zion is deep and sincere humiliation before god. And Liere let us make the prayer of his chastened servant of old our own. When under deep and painful desertion lie cried. A restore unto us the Joy of thy salvation and uphold us with spirit. Then will we teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto Rev. Osborne of the Metli dist Epis or Church being present invited to sit As a corresponding member. It resolve Dlo publish the narrative of the state of religion in the presbyterian Banner. Presbyterian records were called for and placed in the hands of committees for examination. Statistical reports were called for and placed in the hands of the stated clerk. Synod took a recess until the hour of Publio worship this evening. Sadr Fiat evening 7 of clock. Synod met and heard a Sermon from Rev. B. C., Gritchlow on so Cor. In 7-r�?obut we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the Power May be of god and not of a Johnston and John committee. Adjourned to meet or monday morning at 9 of clock. Concluded with prayer. Monday morning of clock. Synod met and spent the usual half hour in religions exercises a committee consisting of Rev. We. Annan Rev. A f. Kean and elder b. R. Bradford appointed to report a Blank form for presbyterian statistical reports for the use of the stated clerks of presbyteries. The Board of co Portage presented their annual report which accepted and is As follows the fiscal year just closed has been one of great prostration in general business. The Banks have suspended specie payments the state has passed a stay Law imports have decreased More than a half manufacturing has diminished hundreds of millions of dollars due by the South to the North Are withheld civil War Lias been waged and rages the country is in turmoil and a nations feelings Are absorbed in the strife and contributions to works of Benevolence have fallen off fearfully. It cannot then but be expected that our Board of co Portage will share n the calamity. We Are however enabled to state that the reduction in the amount of our business has been Small while in some aspects of the boards interests our condition has improved. The executive committee were induced last Spring to remove our place of business from st. Clair Street to hand Street. The former position being Central Public and Well known the change made with some trepidation. But those rooms were poor and the rent High the removal would Cost us some Money and also loss of some weeks of business but still it ventured and toe result thus far indicates that it Wise the furniture &c., for the new store room and committee room were supplied gratuitously by a few friends we save fifty dollars a year in rent and our establishment is much improved in Comfort and attractiveness. We submit to the synods the following statement of the condition and business of the Board from september 1860, to september 1861. Volumes on hand 5,883, valued .$2,139.78 less 25 per cent discount. 534.94 $1,604.85 2,349.83 200.0 1 a 316.93 amount from Ledger furniture carpets &o., &c., Cash on hand. Amount of our indebtedness. $4,471.60 823.41 $3,648.19 $3,213.60 668 61 666.54 317.79 335.88 18 $2,738.83 3,148.32 3,648,19 capital Stock. Sales from sept. 1860, Quot to sept. 1861,. Profit on sales. Expenses of the room. Contributions to co Portage from churches. Paid col porters and donations. Col porters employed occasionally. Capital at the close of 1859, a a a a 1860, a a a a 1861, on this statement of the boards affairs we make a few remarks a 1. It is obvious that our expenses Are very Small. Less than seven Hundred dollars pays our librarian and Salesman our rents freight taxes postage fuel stationery amp a. Our sales owing to the stagnation of business have been not quite so Large As they were last year but still the profits have met expenses. Our capital Lias increased nearly five Hundred dollars our Stock also is larger by three Hundred dollars and our indebtedness is less by three Hundred and nine dollars. All this shows an improved condition. 8. Contributions from the churches have been less this year than the previous by $120. Hence our co Portage work. And gifts have been less this is deeply to be regretted. The indifference of our churches to this work we do not know How to account for. When we say churches we mean especially pastors and elders the. Leaders of the churches. The people we Are confident would contribute Toree fold or five fold More than they do if Only they were in formed of the boards work and its need and if they were called upon regularly. Can toe Brethren not be awakened to More activity to think of two synods embracing 166 ministers 245 churches and 29432 communicants contributing Only $317.79 to such a cause and for a Field so needy is truly painful. 4. Our Stock of books embraces the publications of the Assembly a Board and also a Good selection from the Best boards and publishing houses in the country. We thus furnish a Large Choice to ministers private christians and Sabbath schools. For this reason we press it upon the Brethren of Tho synods to patronize their own store. They will be doing Justice to themselves and strengthening their own institution. 5. A we again entreat that every Church shall give us an annual collection and. Thus make us the distributors of their Bounty by co Portage and donations. The Board has sustained a serious loss in the death of Rev. A. Campbell do. Or Campbell one of our most efficient members always on the executive committee always prompt and Ever Active. He died in the Faith and Hope of the gospel sept. 21st, in his Seventieth year. His memory is blessed. The time of service of the following members of the Board expires with the present meetings of synods Viz Synod of Pittsburgh revs. A. A Campbell ., m.,w. Jacobus. And s. M. My Clung and messes. J. Mccord f. A Bailey and win. Bake Well. Synod of Allegheny revs j Ames Allison h. R. Wilson d. D., . Crit Howand messes. Richard Bard j. W. Johnston and. John Reynolds. The report then referred to a committee consisting of Rev. A. Williams ., Rev. Henry Webber and elder Thomas Pomeroy. The judicial committee presented the following report which accepted and adopted that the Only paper placed in their hands is the complaint of Rev. Absalom my Cready against Quot toe action of the presbytery of Beaver. They recommend that the. Casebo issued 1st by Reading the complaint. 2d. By Reading the record complained of. The consideration of this complaint made the first order of the Day for this afternoon. _ the committee on the report of the Board of co Portage presented the following report which accepted and adopted the committee to whom referred the report of the boards of co Portage have carefully examined that report and find it to be full and satisfactory showing that the business of the Board has been conducted with Economy efficiency and discretion and to would recommend to Synod the adoption of the following resolutions Viz. Resolved that the Synod approve the Fidelity of Tho Board of co Portage and would express gratitude to god for the Success which has attended their efforts during to past year notwithstanding the calamities of the times upon which we have fallen. Resolved that while the Synod rejoice to find that a considerable increase of capital and of Stook has been reached during the year m the Ordinary course of business they regret to learn that there has been a still farther falling off in the. Very limited contributions of the churches toward the work of comport age Only a Little Over $300 having been Soontri dated during the year trom the Large synods toward tins important department of Henc iolent Effort the Synod would therefore earnestly renew the recommendations of former years to All mar churches to take up a collection for the Board of comport age and would enjoin it upon pastors and Church sessions not to neglect giving the people an Opportunity to contribute to this object 1 to fill vacancies in. The Board the committee recommend the name of James Allison d ,.anjl a Cutchlow. Minis mra and of Richard Bard j. Reynolds elders. Respectfully submitted. A. Williams a Webber Thomas Pomroy. The committee on the matter 6f receiving. Agent for the benevolent funds of the Synod who would be willing to serve the Church without compensation presented the following report which accepted and adopted resolved. That it is expedient that Sulci an agent be secured. Resolved that the committee be continued with full Power to secure such an agent and that its action take immediate effect. The committee announced that they had appointed Theodore h. Nevin As such agent. The committee on the Blank form for statistical reports reported recommending that said form be made to conform to a the tables of the minutes of Tho general Assembly. The report accepted arid adopted. A Rev Robert Mcmillan of the reformed presbyterian Chorch being present invited to sit As a corresponding member.-. Adjourned to meet at 2 of clock. Concluded with prayer. Monday afternoon 2 of clock. Synod met and opened with prayer. Rev. L. R. Mcaboy Rev. B. Crit Cilcer and. Elder Robert Mcknight were appointed a com Mitteer on the Western theological Seminary. Lev. Loyal Young ., Rev. Eliott and elder John Hamilton were in pointed a Canu Mittee on the subject of the Observance of Tom Sabbath. committee on leave of absence from meeting of Synod reported that ahoy had granted leave of absence on saturday to Josiah Mcjunkin elder and anti r monday7j evening to Rev. A. Williams a amp Muel Hanna elder Robert Mcknight elder Rev Jas. H. Spelman Rev. J. V. Miller and Joseph Braith elder. The report accepted a it the order of the Day then taken up whack the consideration of the complaint of Rev. Absalom Macready against the action of the presbytery of Beaver. The3moderator an a Noiin ced from the chair that Synod about to enter upon judicial business and enjoined a Pon. The members to recollect and regard their High. Character a judges of a court of Jesus Bembi. And the solemn duty in which they we re air a a Efto act. A according to the report of the a a judicial of Flam Mittee the complaint of or. My a re a Wawi a id a afterwards the action of in tsp lease. The original parties having been fully heard withdrew from the House. The mph them called and an Opportunity offered the Naa aalbers. Of expressing their views in the Cane. ,.the vote then taken when the . Was not sustained. A. The following committee the Nia Pei tedi to draft a minute expressive of the Feesag of Synod in reference to the above . Viz Rev. Loyal Young ., Rev. E. P. Swift ., and elder t. H Nevin j Synod took a recess until 7 of clock. Monday evening y Vel Eek Synod met. The committees on the records off tie lies-1 by teries of Erie Beaver Allegheny and. Allegheny City reported recommending a Theip approval. The reports were accepted and the records approved. A two papers on the state of the country were presented to Synod which were committed to the committee on Bills and overtures with directions to bring in a single paper the consideration of which wits Majle the Day for to Morrow morning at 10 of clock. Synod then heard an address on the subject of foreign missions from Rev. John c. Lowrie ., after which the following Resolution passed resolved that we have heard with deep interest and great profit the address of or. John c. Lowrie in to subject of foreign missions and that we As ministers and elders pledge ourselves to use on Best efforts from our pulpits and in our Intercourse with our people to awaken a proper interest in sustaining and advancing this Noble Enterprise. A. It resolved to meet to Morrow morning at 8j of clock and spend one hour in conference and prayer that god would pour out his spirit on the churches under our care. The committee on Bills and overtures reported that they had had their attention called to the action of the general Assembly in relation to disabled ministers upon this subject we submit the following that this Synod regard this fund for the assistance of disabled ministers of the highest importance As Many of our aged and disabled ministers Are wholly dependent. Therefore the Synod would most earnestly recommend this subject to the consideration of pastors and sessions and that they give this fund a place among their annual collections. Resolved farther that. The attention of the presbyteries be directed to the injunction of the Assembly contained in. The sixth Resolution of the Assembly on this subject and that the presbyteries be now called upon that know what they have done. A. Adjourned to meet to Morrow morning at 8� of clock. Concluded with prayer. Tuesday. Morning 84 of clock. Strnod met and spent the appointed hour in devotional exercises the committee on leave of absence reported that they had granted leave of absence after , to Rev. John w. My Cune Rev. We Nesbit Rev. Or. Swift Rev. George Scott . J. Howey and Samuel Moorhead Jos. Campbell and we Maxwell ruling elders. The report accepted. \ Rev. R. L. My Cune of toe Synod of Baltimore and Rev. Or Williams of a the Baptist Church being present were invited to sit As corresponding my mba is. A a the committee appointed to prepare a minute in the matter of the complaint of Rev. Absalom my Gready presented a report which accepted and adopted i a the committee on Bills and overt res pre-1 seated the following paper which accepted and adopted unanimously by the a Synod rising in View of the calamitous civil War now. Existing in this land its guilty authors and solemn responsibilities the a Synod of Allegheny deem it proper to place on their records the following resolutions of expressive of their views. Resolved 1, that this Synod expresses its cordial approbation of the the late. General Assembly off the state of the country. Resolved 21 that this Synod expresses its High Appel nation of the late order of general Mcclellan respecting the better Observance of the Sabbath in the armies of our country and of the efforts now put Forth for the suppression of intemperance profanity and vice among officers and soldiers. A resolved 3. That this Synod Lias an a Waltera die attachment to the Constitution and government under which our country has so greatly prospered and the Church been so signally blessed. And that we will labor and Pray tor the Complete suppression of this great and wicked rebellion and the continuance of the integrity of the Union of states resolved 4. That our rulers officers and soldiers Are entitled to Tho sympathies prayers encouragement and assistance of All christians and patriots and that our strength dependence Hope and Suco Esa must be on god. Overture a Jio. 3�?committee recommend resolved 1. That this Synod highly approves of the action of the late general Assembly if virtually reaffirming Tho action of 1818 on thut slavery by a nearly unanimous Vole m the exception taken to Tho action of the Synod of South Carolina on Page 33s As both majority and minority acknowledged on the floor o the Assembly that this the effect of Thi proceeding. A. Resolved 2i that this Synod greatly deploy the change that has taken place in the a views a the greater put of the Southern portion of our Church and country on the subject of slavery and fire Lily believes that this change is one. Of the principal causes of the calamities that now rest on the Church a and country. A i. Rest Hafdis that this Sam mph Toksu Forward with Joy and Hope As . The fathers of our Church and toe founders of our Republic to the time when through the Workings of the Providence of god the influence of the gospel and spiritual Effort and in answer to the prayers of christians and patriots the sin of slavery shall he removed from the Church the country and the world a the committee on reasons for absence from former meetings of Synod reported that they had. Received sufficient reasons for absence from the last meeting of the Synod from Rev. Absalom my Cready Rev. We. Nesbit Rev. J. M. Dickey and for reasons for late attendance at the present meeting Rev. A. W. Boyd Rev. George n. Johnston Rev. Samuel Williams John g. Condit Rev. E. Ogden Rev. James Coulter Rev. John a Johnston and elders John Hamilton and James Gordon. The report to meet at two of clock p. M. Concluded with prayer. Tuesday afternoon 2 of clock. Synod met and opened with with prayer the subject of Church Extension within our Bounds then called up and discussed. The committee on the Western theological Seminary then presented the following report which accepted and adopted. Resolved that1 this Synod with gratitude to god take pleasure in expressing their Confidence in the. Management of the Western theological Seminary. Resolved that the prospects for usefulness in this j Arm. Of benevolent labor never appeared brighter than in the work accomplished during the past year. Resolved that it is a cheering feature in this cherished work that so Many who have been taught in its Halls Are already either in or looking to the foreign Field a their place of labor. Resolved that the scheme still a accomplished of the endowment of the fourth professorship. Already undertaken demands Early and constant attention. A resolved. That the presbyteries be directed to appointed a committee whose duty it shall be to Call up this subject to see what Progress is being made at least once m every six months. Resolved that this Synod will make a Call upon its Mem Craft their next meeting to ascertain the Fidelity of the pastors elders and churches m this matter. The committee on the subject of the Observance of the Sabbath presented the following report which accepted and adopted. The committee appointed to draft a paper on the subject of the Observance. Of the Sabbath would a respectfully report a a the Sabbath a made Forman not As some View it to suit his worldly convenience but to promote his3 physical intellectual and moral Good. Vrest instruction and Devotion Are essential to our Well being All of which require a Sabbath. A. A. In times of excitement and especially in times of War All Are m danger of forgetting their obligations fully the lords Day. To guard our Tellow citizens generally and especially the members of the Church against the her Synod would hereby express their dissent from the doctrine too prevalent that Laws Are silent or suspended a in War a though necessity May require some extraordinary labors on the contrary ought to be particularly exemplary when the whole course of events is pressing on the Community in Tho direction of Sabbath desecration Synod would affectionately warn the people against Reading secular papers conversing on or discussing worldly topics and Gamst travelling Unne a Cessa Rily or engaging in manual labor on the Sabbath. Ministers in their discourses should warn their people against Sabbath desecration refrain from unnecessary travelling to and from their appointments on the lords Day and Endeavor to awaken their hearers to the great importance of sustaining this pillar of our country a strength. Quot the committee on leave of absence from the Peeve it meeting of Synod reported thatt Bey had Guy filed leave of absence to Rev. Huey. Newell Rev. J. F. Boyd. Rev. Absalom Mccready Rev. James Coulter and elders James Gorden and James Adams. The report accepted. The committee on the minutes of the general Assembly presented1 the following report which accepted and adopted. On Page 864, in reference to foreign missions the Assembly recommend to every Paster to take up this cause As his own and present it to his people As Early As convenient and that Church sessions and ruling elder of vacant congregations appoint one or More persons to visit every member of the congregation that each in turn May contribute to the cause of foreign missions in our Church. Also on Page 335, it is recommended that the churches observe the week from the.5th to toe 11th of january 1862, inclusive As a season of special prayer for the Prosperity of the work of missions throughout the world. In regard to Domestic missions the Assembly say on Page 310, that Many of our churches still fail to osme up to the. Help of the lord in Tomb great department of missionary work therefore your Cominitti a would submit the following Resolution Viz that it be recommended to All the members of this Synod to give special attention to this the matter of education on Page 305, the Assembly recommend to the presbyteries to exercise great caution in recommending candidates for the holy office of the ministry to the care of the Board and also to seek out such As they can cordially recommend for Aid while prosecuting their studies for the ministry. And As nearly two thousand churches have failed to contribute any thing to this Board the Assembly enjoin Ripon ail the churches 10 contribute liberally to this object. The last thursday of february is recommended to be observed As a Day of special prayer of the children and youth especially those in our academies and colleges and seminaries. On Page 803, we find the following Resolution Viz that the cause of Church Extension be recommended to All our people As one of the permanent agencies of. The Church in the Extension of the redeemer a kingdom. On Page 316, the attention of a Synod is called to the recommendation of the Assembly to increased watchfulness and Zeal in. Securing the proper Observance of the Sabbath and the enforcement of All Laws for its Protection and preservation. On Page 305, the Assembly urges the attention of the churches to the solemn duty of establishing and supporting in their Bounds such schools As will secure the religious culture of the children of the Church. A your committee would Call the attention of Synod to the action of the Assembly of systematic Benevolence on Page 348. Especially to the two following resolutions 1. That All the Sabbath schools of the Church be afforded an Opportunity of making tons to benevolent objects. A that All presbyteries be enjoined at their next meetings to take order on this whole subject so As to secure for it the attention of All their churches. Ail of which is respectfully submitted. Treasurers report. Balance in the Treasury. Synodical collection -. $ 6 93 18 stated clerk. Permanent clerk. Janitor. Contra. $25 68 $10 00. 6.00. 3.00 $19.00 balance in Treasury,./$ 0.68 it resolved that the thanks of this Synod be tendered to the pastor and trustees of new Castle Church for Tho use of their during its sessions and to the citizens of now Castle for their generous and most cordial Hospi Talite to its members and a that this minute be published in toe newspapers of the place. Thou editors of the res Zytur non Banner trevo publish the Montes m full in their paper. Synod then adjourned to meet in the Presby Terian Church of Newsib ghion on the fourth thursday of september 1862. At o clock , concluded with so gig. Prayer and the Apos Tolie Benediction. I. S j. M. Eaton permanent clerk. Longest Telegraph line in i London on 28th<ult Telegraph c Eom Musca i Tion a opened with toe station at Tagan Rog on i the sea of Azoff. This Telegraph line is Twenty five Hundred Miles Long. And. The Experiment i qute successful the clerks at each end convers ing with each other upon the state of the weath Era to i m a a a publication office Oak Kate buildings 84 fifth st., Pittsburgh spa. Philadelphia South West Cor. Of 7ra and Chest Xii european correspondence. Geneva and the journey homeward Lausanne and Mont Blanc the Bernese Alps German Switzerland it n englishman abroad bake Constance and Munich a Tjien fortress of ill May Cannstatt and Stuttgart the Kino and the con or Date Friendly counsel to american visitors to history its pupils and their career Arnold and his influence Boot or Temple the head master and his Sermon. A. London sept. 20, 1861. Home again and after All my journeying i exclaim i there is no place like Home a i left g Eneva or Tatlier Coppet and the hospitable roof of Madame the Baroness de Stael there on monday morning the 9th inst. I had a Long Days journey before me through the finest scenery in Europe. I first repaired to Lausanne and first of fam its elevated suburban Hills and finally from the lofty towers of its grand old protestant Cathedral i had a magnify been t Prospect including. A Large portion of Lake Lemon and also the mountains of Savoy and towering above All the rest that glorious giant of whom it is Sung a Mont Blanc is the Monarch of1 mountains they have Eroi Ned him Long ago a. It not in my Power from want of time and the claims of. Special duties at the conference to give two Days to a visit to Chamouni the Mer lie Glace and a Mont Blane. But i had marvellous compensation from the extraordinary and Pel lured. Clearness of the atmosphere during the recent hot season. Thus sitting on an Eminence at Geneva or looking from the Hills above Lausanne a month Blanc although nearly sixty Miles Distant seen in All his various elevations with the greatest distinctness As if the distance were hut ten Miles. In like manner on the Day when i began my journey homeward when the train swept Onward across Switzerland and at length reached the Beautiful Western Shore of the Lake of Jesu Schatel tight opposite eastward the magnificent Chain of the Bernese Alps including the Yung Frau and All her sister peaks came out in clearest Relief against the summer sky. And thus passing along a with vineyards climbing up the Bill sides and Rich in precious clusters almost ready for the Winepress with the lakes Placid Mirror reflecting not Only the azure heavens hut the Mountain tops themselves All Charm ing and All divine. Night at last came Down. German Switzerland had been entered and i had so Long been mingling with the French in their railway carriages and since then with French speaking Swiss that i had begun to feel at Home with them. The change to German Switzerland without any visible line of demarcation striking and rather saddening to one travelling perfectly alone As far As English companionship concerned giving the feeling of loneliness when j saw the German names in German text hand printed at the stations and when i heard the deep guttural tones of the old teutonic one end of the railway Dan Lage to the other 1 still found ones or two occasional travellers coming into the same Carriage who could speak French although German their Mother Tongue and with them i had endly Intercourse Quot list of All there came devs or Madama m the form of a most intelligent Young englishman who As an agent for a great House at Manchester which makes a vast amount or Cotton Mill machinery has been in the neighbourhood of Zurich for several years. He Speaks both French and English fluently. I found from him that spinning Mills were increasing in this part of twi tzerling and fortunes being rapidly made while the Young Good wages. By him i conducted Toa Good hotel and in every Way received kind attentions. Next Day i completed my journey across Switzerland travelling by express train meeting therein two Young people germans Lay students of English and to whom it a great treat to get a few hours of conversation in that much prize but to foreigners difficult Tongue. We passed Over the Beautiful Lake of Constance by Steamboat leaving glorious Switzerland behind us and arrived at Frederick shaven which is in the territories of the King of Wurtemberg. The shores of this Beautiful Sheet of water Are Here and there studded with villages towns and cities of the last the most conspicuous is the capital of Bavaria. Munich Rich in Beautiful architecture statuary and painting. I sorry to turn away from it but Onward i must go. And so the train swept Over the Plains of our Tumberg past the. Frowning battlements and elaborate defences of the great fortress of Ulin garrisoned by the soldiers of the confederation of the Rhine and almost if not altogether impregnable. Napoleon i. Won this fortress but then it comparatively weak in its defences now if Napoleon Iii. Ever attempts to take it after the great pm ins and skill expended by the prussian engineers upon it he is pretty sure to be baffled. _ Day i arrived at Gann Stadt a Beautiful town the suburb in fact of Stuttgart the capital of Wurte Raberg. Here Are Mineral Waters Here Royal palaces Here the Fine River the Neckar with its refreshing Baths Here a Lovely undulating terrain Orchards Laden with fruit and Vine Clad valleys and Hill too Are Many who fear god and keep his commandments cheap houses and advertisements. Terms in Advance. A Square s Linos or Leas one insertion 60 cents Eacutt insertion 40 cents each Lino Fco Pond eight amp ct4 a squad a por Quarter $4,00 Cadi line additional 33 cents amp Suade to the Veax. A a business notices of ten Libes or Lesa $1.00 each additional line 10 cents. A David my Kinney amp co., a. Proprietors and publishers. The terms for furnished houses and school fees As Well As for general expenditure very moderate. Leaving Stuttgart after a stay of two nights and one Day i travelled across the duchy of Baden and the great Bridge Over the upper Shine by Strasburg Nancy &e., to Paris arriving there after a Long night on the train about five of clock in the morning. Here i rejoined by Fel Low guests at Coppet and fellow visitors at the Geneva conference and after five hours delay in Paris we left by the tidal train at express Speed reached Boulogne then steamed across the angry Channel trod once More English soil stepped into fresh express mail carriages and arrived in London about thirty one hours after i had left Stuttgart a distance of nearly six Hundred Miles. A. A retrospect of this journey is to myself full of interest and adds a new chapter to my experience and knowledge of men and manners of strange lands their products and their people. I should like to go again and again nay More to have a year at my disposal to master both the German and French languages the cultivation of which i earnestly press on american students and Young people nevertheless i feel very much As the lamented or. Arnold of a a Rugby who far beyond what is common among the English clergy wont personally to visit the continent and took a deep interest in its languages and literature a much a we quote in his journal a a As like coming abroad i am never tempted for an instant to live abroad not even in Germany where assuredly i would Settle if i were obliged to quit England a Rugby school is at once suggested by this quotation froth doctor Arnold and it is because of a visit to Rugby immediately after my return to London on. Behalf of one of the London societies. I have been to Rugby itself. It has Asa town nothing to make it peculiarly interesting. It stands in a Rich agricultural District and Arnold always sighing when there for the summer holidays when he should sex Quot _ the Dull Champagne country for his Retreat in the glorious Lake and Mountain scenery of Westmoreland. But Rugby is Rich in its associations and mighty in its influence in connexion with the splendid and most efficient collegiate school which has there been Long established. It has been famous for a Century at least for the classical and scientific achievements of its pupils in their after University career. But independently of this kind of training the Young English Gentry have received education Here fitting them for their work and position in life As members of parliament and enlightened members of society. Many of the students of this school also enter the Public service in various government offices and likewise in the army and Navy. In the crimean War and still More numerous by alas in the Indian Mutiny conflict aug Beans fought and fell. Their names Are fondly cherished and in the Beautiful College Chapel a memorial in their Honor has been recently erected. Arnold it who made Iii by what it is the Model school of England. His Fine Manly Frank open nature his total Freedom from All priest Craft and clerical Assumption his hatred of aught like compulsion and the lash coupled with amazing firmness and disciplinary Power his love for his profession and for every Hoy committed to Liis charge his Success in inspiring the pupils with hatred of cowardice selfishness meanness and lying his genuine unaffected cheerful piety All conspired to effect a revolution not Only affecting Rugby but education All the world Over. One of the head masters assured me that since his Entrance on his duties forty five years ago there a marvellous and most Happy change As to the moral and religious condition of the school. The youths All Board with masters or in licensed houses. Their number is about four Hundred and seventy at present. They spend altogether thirty two weeks in lodgings for strangers cheap education of the first class also for Young people Many Indian officers Send Home their Chil Dien and wives to Caun Stadt for educational reasons and Here too old Indian majors and colonels find a quiet Retreat and much less expense Foi household necessities than they a could do m England. Stuttgart is a Small but a Fine City and constantly improving under the pains and care of an old yet juvenile Sovereign eighty yet an old i saw him sitting up Nehl is possible and with a steady hand drive two Beautiful Gray ponies drawing a Small car Ridge he closely attended by two outsiders. Tins old Protesta lit. Severe persuaded by a popish does to listen to the propositions of the jesuits for concordat with Rome some years ago but the matter got wind the Peoples Wrath found utter Ricu in their Legisla Ture and from the lips of the Prelat Kaff and others of the truly evangelical clergy of the a kingdom. And so asm the neigh Boung duchy of Baden Tho Stern old Luther spirit waking up in its majesty and might has averted a great danger and the abominable a concordat Winch has so Well nigh ruined Austria is shut out forever. A a it a it a a a a a if any american fnend3 would have Leisure to spend two years in mid Europe with the View of reinvigorating health and also of obtaining a cheap a and yet first class education Foi then child irn and com Pletsc Mastery of German and Trench Wurmli commend to them our and take up their sojourn at Cannstatt m Wurtemberg they will find in fio Fessor Hirsch who Foi years in London and who is now at the head of a Large Academy for , a kind Christian adviser and Friend. And m the Fine climate with Quot health m the Breeze and freshness m the Stream they and theirs will be by Uiha de glad the schools at Cannstatt. Both for. Boys a it and girls a Are excellent .and1 the a year at Rugby. Classics and science Are especially prominent but German and French since Arnold a time Are also studied. The tagging system has been Well nigh abolished. One great advantage of this school is that it is open to the sons of inhabitants of the town of the Middle classes without fees books Only being paid for. The lowest sum for which a gentleman a son can be sent to Rugby for a year is one Hundred guineas. Great is the Benefit therefore to fathers of Humble mean and likewise to retired officers or widows of limited income who Settle at Rugby and after two years residence Are entitled to Send their sons to the school for five or six years continuously thus receiving the Best education England can furnish and opening up a pathway to multiplied employment and Success in life or. Temple is the present head master of Rugby. He is of Humble origin Speaks with a provincial Devonshire accent hut is preeminent in scholarship. As is Well known he wrote the first of the cell be rated a a essays and his article bears the title a a the education of the in it there is nothing marked or objectionable. Save in his declaring that Eon skier i the Lerini Pmj faculty a a whereby we just text the 1 san Ilion of the scrip Turos. But he is one of the seven As they All published their essays together. I heard him preach to the boy congregation. A better behaved congregation saw. As to the Sermon it not touch on any disputed Point. It treated of religious apathy and its remedies one being a Resolute turning away from the world and its pleasurable indulgences and concentrating the thoughts on god on Christ and eternity. Or. Temple is tall in stature with Black hair and eyes quiet and subdued in his aspect and about forty five years of age. A j. W. Fur the Presb Tonii Bunnjr. The presbytery of Zanesville. This presbytery met in Norwich of the 17th inst and opened with Seimon by re John it Juneau from 2 coi 11. 15, 16. A the meeting full and harmonious 18 ministers1 and 18 elders present. Rev. L. B. W. Shryock of the Saline presbytery and Rev. John Wood badge of the Athens presbytery n a were received As members of this presbytery. The following Calls were present Viz., from the Beulah a amp urch for the pastoral labors of Rev R a Miller from the Marietta Church for the a a Storai labors of or Thos my Stevenson pm a licentiate of presbytery the Salem German Church or Newark Foi Rev Reud Coph Shyde of the st. Loins presbyter the following supplies were appointed for the 1 a a a Quot Bristol Church a lev Lohn it Duncan first Sabbath of november Rdv we Steed. First Sabbath of do be tube Rev. W Morns Grimes. Second Sabbath of Ian uary to administer the Skeifa feet. Rev. A. Russel. First a Sabbath of . Rev m a Hoge fast Ima Roh Rev John Arthur. Fir ski Sabbath of apr presbytery stands to meet during the sessions of Synod at fhe Yaj _ 1 a i it he mod Irto r / x. A m Istat fed Gierth. A

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