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Western Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - January 29, 1841, Cincinnati, OhioVol Vil no. 41. Published by j. F. Tric it and l. Swormstedt Fob the a fib Opal Chute wac. Kliott to t a r a i. If a i it Almilli a a Iii a Al a a. J. I.��4. A. A.a-. My or f a or a a a a my a f a Ial Book room 311 Canter of main and eighth streets Cincinnati R. P. Thompson Printer. Terms. Tuk we k8tehx cd Kirtian advocate �8 Ouhl shed weekly on the following terms $2 00 in and Vii ecu or $2 50 within six months or $3 00 at the close 9t. The y or in All cases. Subscriptions paid Uttich a it 1, receiving the first number either to the publishers or to any of their authorized agents will be considered in Advance. In any Case of discontinuance the subscription Price to the chop the Yew must he paid with a1.1 arrears and postage of order. Communications designed solely for insertion should to addressed to the editors. Those on business or containing remittances should be addressed to j. F. Wright and l. Swormstedt. 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Dear Brethren a i have read with pleasure and i think with profit the article a Christian perfection Quot in the a methodist Magazine and quarterly review for january 1841,�?� and cordially coinciding with the editor in the opinion that As a a Many in other churches Are waiting up to the real importance and scriptural character of this doctrine it is certainly no time for methodists who have cherished it from the beginning either to leave it in the Back ground or to swerve from the True position of our venerated fathers and our standards of doctrine upon the 1 have taken the trouble to transcribe for your columns the following observations of or. Avat Mough who a a after urging with no Little Force from various representations made in the scriptures and especially several things with which the process of Sanctification is compared that the process is not a Long one sums up the evidence in the following particulars a \ a a my first observation shall be this that from what has been said a Well As from the nature of the thing it appears that there must be a moment when the sanctifying process has its commencement in the soul and that moment is the moment in which we Are justified and born again of god. Then it is that the leaven of Grace begins to operate that the old Man of sin becomes nailed to the Cross and that the body of sin begins to be destroyed. My second remark is this that from the commencement to the Termi Mains of the rare Al mind and the allowing Grae of god. This is an important fact and demands the most serious consideration of believers As much of their peace of mind till they Are wholly sanctified to god will often depend upon right conceptions of this very Point. If they have Clear views of it they will attribute the coldness and languor and evil desires and thoughts which they sometimes find within them to the stirrings and emotions of sin that Dweneth in them even the remains of a carnal mind and will not surrender their justifying Confidence in Christ when the tempter tempts them to do so on that Verv account. Thirdly the celerity of the sanctifying process depends upon Man. He May hinder it by unfaithfulness or Forward it by Diligence directed aright. Fourthly. If the Christian be faithful tie process goes on. The body of sin is More and More destroyed and Grace gains the ascendant. Thus the moment arrives at last when sin is entirely done away and the whole soul of the believer filled with Grace. This is that entire Sanctification for which 1 contend through the whole of this work. Fifthly. In this was the Reader will perceive what is usually intended by the term a instantaneous a w Hen applied to the work in question. It simply Means that the work which purifies the understanding memory will conscience and the passions in general As described in a former part of this work together with the members and senses of the body and fills and subjects them All to the Dominion of Grace is finished and this finishing or termination of the process from the very nature of the thing must take place in a moment or be instantaneous if Ever it take place at All. So that the greatest advocates for this gradual and even protracted process of this work can have no just ground of exception to a sober and chastened use of the term. Six they. Let us be careful however not to limit the holy one of Israel As to time in the perform i Ance of this work. Time indeed can be nothing to him who can do in a moment As much As in an age. Had he seen fit he could have formed the world in the twinkling of an Eye just As Well As in the space of six and if in the process of that work we Are discussing we allow a regular order to take place a beginning a subsequent progression and increase and then a completion or finishing of the work if we Abow All this As we certainly ought if we would think and speak aright is not the deity Able to attend to it All in a moment of time so that whatever May be the Case or experience of some individuals there can be no necessity of supposing that god must be either years or months or Days in accomplishing this the thief on the Cross was both justified and sanctified in less than a Day. And it is greatly to he feared that those who contend for a Long and tedious process of this work form their opinions on false and fallacious principles and not on the doctrines of god. They look at the experience of men and because some Brood men have been years in the ways of the lord and Oever enjoyed this Blessing hastily infer that others must be so too. They never appear to think that these men though faithful perhaps in in other respects have not been faithful in this or that they have erred in their views concern Lnu it and have not sought it because through some unhappy circumstance or other they ave to teen it to be a Blessing a fish it was their privilege to enjoy. Thus they have not Only injured themselves but by their example though foor Antly i Grant others also. The longest Pequot i allowed for the sanctifying process m the passages and there not longer than Sprinkle the clothes. Let us body ready to ask could he be devotional in whose heart did the spirit of religion remain so constantly and deeply then appearance has nothing to do Here. Is it duty than is it not Only possible to enjoy religion but absolutely the Only certain Way to continue religious and in no other path can it be fully enjoyed believe not in that which would Send pious people out of the would and live As Mere monks and nuns and thus leave our unfortunate country to go Down to misery without an entreaty or warning. The privilege of trying to do Good is one of heavens Choice blessings when Pic tired the sweetness of religion remains its life is text its deep and permanent Consolation go with us whither we go and our souls its con Stant home.8 do you want to find devotional men Hunt up the laborious Christian. In his closet his soul feels in Public others see in his countenance Devotion tears rolling Down his Cheeks speak his concern they hear it in the softness and tenderness of his expression the kindness of his actions Tell All is right. He has that eloquence that All Admire not Only pleasing to above is but a few Days i which contract it to periods Ltd suffice to Wash or even the water or to Exchange our with gratitude remember m great a it re of a Oak. A my seventh and last it Lark up n lh�8 head is at Clit we sea Sanctification being finished Complete entire a he Ike we ref a Only to one Branch of it a Artty the de8truclion of sin. Iam sin whether in Ltd 80ul or Bod must come to an end if Man be Ahful. Burbe Grace which destroys it May after cwt flow for Ever into the heart. Divine Light Mac ease and discover new scenes of wonder to thess which will incite the passion of wonder to great ardor. Love will Rise in proportion desire Ark Hope will follow after and Joy in Rosy a Anth and crowned with songs of rapture will Bav Fier place in the Bright celestial train. The body being freed from sin will not weigh Don t he soul nor despoil the renewed wings of the within with such a weight of sensual appet\8 and risings of desire As formerly kept her flite tearing near the ground. So that being Freer tiled interesting but powerful his audience feel mount aloft and Range the celestial Region above Vas preaching to be More than the Mere express the Clouds and storms and tempests of this lower san of words. Jesus is successfully offered. He has Learned something to fat he never read in books. The study of the Best authors or even the fable without Active efforts would be unavailing. Such know perfectly Well that to succeed an the pulpit is Only to be faithful out of it. Luw a minister is to feel interested enough Tobe useful who cares not enough for his flock to see that they Are Well supplied with Good books and bibles let any explain who can. Yours v Jacob Myers. Franklin ct., a. Con., nov. 26, 1840. World she will gaze on the Sun of righteousness with unutterable ecstasy and peace and drink in the foretaste of everlasting affectionately yours it a Edward d. Roe. Fid ton january 17, 1841. For the Western Christian advocate. Seeling . Iii. Messes. Editors a the third objection we will notice is a a it will Call off my mind from the spirit of Devotion a say some. This is worthy of serious consideration for should Selling books have this effect let us All quit. Be this known to All that nothing will Supply the place of a devotional heart to give up which our benevolent maker requires not. Many duties at first sight May appear to us As though they might have a deleterious influence if practice when performed the most salutary and unbounded effects have been experienced. Suffer me to illustrate this by my own experience. When i received my first appointment on Cory Don circuit i ordered a Box of books part for my own use and tiie others to sell. It appeared to me the thought of Selling and making Money by books interrupted my enjoyments the Prospect appeared fair to make considerable. Having lost thousands of dollars by speculating i knew the perplexities and was sick of All worldly employments and concluded that whatever other preachers could do i had neither inclination nor Power to sell books unless 1 sold at Cost and thus Cut off All possibility of making Money for 1 dreaded All appearances of being entangled in the world. Once it caused me to lose not Only my earthly All but also my precious religion. Hence 1 went to brother Owen my colleague told him my Peculiar turn of mind did not a Uit to sell books and wanted him to take them off my hands he did so. 1 Felt much relieved not however without this impression i might have sold the books and Given away the prompts but this at that time would have been trusting the almighty with too much. How strange the second year on Salem circuit i sent for another Box had similar feelings to the year before. I crossed the circuit Jound my colleague brother g. K. Purity 1 in considerable Energy and some i had a Box Cost for to make a profit and keep it and my religion appeared impossible. He calmly bul strongly advised me to keep and sell them then use the profits to buy the necessaries of life. My mind was fixed. No that i would not. Unless you take them at prime Cost 1 will retail them in that Way and not make one cent. He then took the most of them. A few months after 1 ordered the third Box and concluded so i brought them on and sold them to my colleague or any one at Cost there would be no danger of making Money and also be instrumental in doing Good by spreading Good books but Here was a difficulty viz., methodist preachers Selling the Sime kind of books at dil Ferent prices. Step by step i was led to think and examine the subject till i came to the. De termination to sell them at the prices named in your catalogue for Cash or on credit to Goor or had to Trade them offload them out ant give away and safely concluded that i Migli spread books till doomsday and never be at a loss to dispose of the profit. Notwithstanding All this i resolved to give away All the profits if Ever any should come and in this at least do As or. Wesley did give All. Then the whole mystery was Plain and i found with entire purity of intention to do thus and look entirely to god for pay then did my peace become As a River. 1 often found More Comfort in Selling books than in preaching Specia blessings attended me my preaching was better poor As that better was and i believed Scipio circuit was just As Good a place to be Happy As any on Earth. Never had i dreamed of the deep Sweet and Joyful pleasure that any could have while engaged in temporal matters it was Spiritualized. Many other strange things were easy Light broke in on my soul. Of the blessedness of being willing to communicate goodness to others by turning temporal employments to his glory. No danger now All safety when done for the Good lord. Though others can make and save Money i am called to do another work which i love it is Joy and peace to my soul. Surely we May say of All no duty can Lessen Devotion. If we Lay aside experience and hide the Bible we might easily suppose that visiting them that Are in prison and those that Are sick and affectionately though earnestly speak to All we Converse with of their spiritual state might be viewed by us As having a tendency to Call off our devotional minds when really nothing will increase it so much. Apparently it is More favourable for devout exercises to have a comfortable room plenty of books and the Sweet pleasure of being alone than to ride to an appointment in a Stormy Day then put up with poor fare yet by far More distressing find Only two or three at Church add Many other discouragements and perplexities amidst All Devotion is greatly increased. Go ask some of our itinerant preachers who Are shut up in an excellent station How powerfully the spirit of Devotion is excited they sigh and want a circuit. The obedient have devotional spirits Strong Consolation and much permanent Joy. My Deai friends we know it. See the most deeply experienced christians of our Day they strictly attend to repugnant duty. Need the question be asked did or. Wesley enjoy More of the life and Power of religion in All his laborious efforts to do Good than he could have done had he spent his Days in pleasant retirement. Contemplate St. Ingine midst of his labors privations sufferings and sorrows. Ars we for the Western Christian advocate. The resurrection. A a in Adam All die even so in Christ shall All be made this is a revel atom of the first and last great truths connected with Many a stay upon Earth. These important mat ters Are not written in the volume of nature examine the Book of nature. It is a Large Folio but it is a broken and a soiled volume. It is in ruins. The binding gilding title Anc introduction Are gone and what remains is mutilated by the worm and mildew. Not Page is entirely legible. But Here and there detached sentence can be gathered. But i Hole in my hand an inspired volume that makes up for All the deficiencies in the Book of nature this has its beginning its regular progression and its Finis and All is legible. We Here learn that our first parents once held free Converse with god and roamed unrestricted the everlasting Fields of nature. Their dwelling was in Paradise. God gave them a Law the Observance of which would have perfected them for Ever in Felicity. But they rebelled and they were driven into the Valley of the Shadow o death. This death governed and death Environ de place is peopled by a race of depraved ant helpless mortals the degenerate sons and daughters of Adam. But a plan of Relief is shadowed Forth to the first Ages of the world in types promises and prophecies and four thousand and four years elapse. At this eventful period Strong armed Justice demands full satisfaction for the wrongs of Mankind. He descends to Earth and takes his stand upon Calvary. But look who is this that is weighed Down under the roman Cross coming up the rugged mount it is Jesus the son of god. He comes to jut. Luitha of ins Tice. he comes under it under its pains and penalties and for Man he suffers. See through the tender Palms of his hands the rough Spike is driven he is fastened to the Wood and his Side is pierced with the Broad roman Spear his blood is freely spilt and is absorbed by the thirsty ground beneath. Justice is satisfied and Christ exclaims a it is finished a in the sufferings and death of Christ we Are redeemed from Wrath set at of Tuberty from the Dominion of sin. This is done by Christ where sin reigns. But this is not enough a Victory is to be obtained Over death. Hence Christ went into the Dominion of death and triumphed Over the dread monster. In his resurrection in his passage from the Tomb he opened up a Way for our resurrection. Christ a resurrection is a pledge of ours a in Christ shall All be made alive but every Man in his a the t1& a hts then kindle living fire through every a furl and the lips will speak and sing accents of exquisite Delight. The body will then be honoured with life with Beauty activity and with Tho go Itte of eternal grandeur and he re a a Mazda a son of god and in heir of glory. Sawn in Wea Biess. At Best the body is but a fragile bark not aide to Bear up Long on the rough seas of life. Even in the Pride of his strength Roan is but weakness. He often sick ens at the eight of blood turns Pale and faints. A a his wonderfully and fearfully made a Laving but just courage enough to keep from sinking into the grave.1 Man in this life is too nervous too wind shaken to Bear the sight of glory a dazzling Hill much less the awful effulgence of the living god. Here our hearts Palmitate even at the apprehension of Little things. But even of what Little strength the body has it is to be robbed and sown in perfect weakness. But in the resurrection morn it is to be raised Power. Every muscle will full every nerve staid the vision Strong the mind Lucid and the whole soul tranquil. Man will then be capable of surveying All the glories of the eternal world ranging the starry heavens and leaping from world to world. All life activity and strength Man can like Milton a Angels sport with Sun beams handle the ragged Thunderbolt and outstrip the Lapid lightning through she heavens. If perfect in weakness when 8otj.v Many a body is to be perfect in strength when raised. Sown a natural body. 5 sown from the hand of death a natural body into the Field of nature where All its parts must become refined and where it must remain until the son of god shall appear with All his holy Angels. Then shall the trumpet sound and the dead in Christ shall come Forth and countless millions will arise from the East and from the West and from the North and from the South and triumphantly ascend and meet the lord in the air. These vile bodies will then be fashioned like unto Christ a glorious body and for Ever dwell in the presence of god in glory. O that we May share in the glorious triumphs of the resurrection e. Patrick. Crawfordsville a. Hour is coming a says Christ in the which All that Are in their Graves shall hear the voice of the son of god and shall come the bodies of men Are in the Graves and these then Are to come Forth. St. Paul in speaking of the resurrection in reference to the just says of the body a a it is sown in corruption but it is raised in while our bodies inhale a full share of healthful atmosphere the natural tendency to corruption is counteracted. This life sustaining Power in the air is Felt in proportion to its purity. Before Man fell the air must have been without any impurity. Even in the first Ages of the world before Many a Days were shortened the air could not have been filled with noxious Vapours As it now is. But impure As we find it it counteracts the tendency to corruption for years. But As soon As the lungs cease to inhale it putrefaction begins. As soon As the atmosphere ceases to charge the blood with animal life and Energy the body is in the Way to ruin. Spoiled As the atmosphere is it being under the influence of the Prince of the Power of the air it does wonders in stay ing the rapid Progress to decay. When the body ceases to inhale it it is soon sown in corruption. A More filthy mass of matter cannot be conceived but in the resurrection morning it is to be raised in incorruption. What a gracious Prospect the raised body of the just will then inhale the atmosphere of a new heaven and a new Earth and dwell where the Prince of the Power of the air has had no Dominion. It will again breathe the pure gales of Eden. In that country there will be no stagnant Waters charging the air with deadly Poison no decaying vegetation filling it with mildew and death. Sown in Dishonour. Death gains a Victory Over the body and makes a spoil of All its donors. Death strips it of All its Beauty its activity and of its knowledge. The Cheeks Are robbed of their Crimson and the eyes of their sparkling Luster. The Muscles Are All relaxed and death s mildew is seated on every part. Burning thoughts no longer move within the different apartments of the sensorium. All is thoughtless inactive clothed and is speedily removed from human gaze but it is to be raised in glory though Defeated by death it is through Christ to be raised in glory. All thai of which it was robbed is to be restore a its highest state of perfection. The hair will again float in Graceful ringlets about the fair Brehe acl the eyes beam in Beauty the Cheeks froom with health the lungs inhale the pure atmosphere and the heart Send Forth its life gushing energies through the whole system. For the Western Christian advocate. The last hours of 1840. Nothing is Ever lost to the reflecting mind by calling a halt in the great race of life and reviewing past events. To the student such course a the great secret of his Success. Of the politician it lays the foundation of future Eminence and to the Christian it is Well Valeu lated to admonish him to Arm himself with All the panoply suited to his future warfare hav ing by experience Learned the Shoals upon which so Many have foundered he is taught to steer for a different current and thereby avoid a like defeat. But notwithstanding All the aids we have How crooked is our course As we Glide Down the Stream of time. Were our course through the past year marked Down on a Plain surface perhaps no figure in Euclid would have More angles and irregularities and a much longer Cord w Ould be required to measure the tract than that prescribed by prudence and discretion the Hopes and Joys the sorrows and disappointments of 1840 will soon be themes to be reme Ruberd and Only exist in the memory How often have we been elated at the Prospect of attaining some thing we thought desirable and As often depressed at what we considered ant to m a a Fer fat of our parentage. The past year has been one of unparalleled pecuniary embarrassment to every portion of the Community the agriculture As Well As the commercial class have Felt the Shock and have been pressed to meet their demands. Yet thanks to him who presides Over the universe plenty is again showered upon us of every thing necessary to our Comfort abundance once More crowds our granaries and store houses making More than amends for our former Scarcity. Already the hum of business is beginning to be heard in our streets indicative of the resuscitation of business of every description and the misers grasp is beginning to yield. The poor who have been unemployed for want of Means to carry on manufactories will again resume their accustomed labors and All classes seem cheered in anticipation at the approaching new year. The zealous politician has been seen for sometime Back treading the streets busily engaged in every company for the exaltation of the Man of his Choice and while we Ould condemn such a course being run mad at what he knows not what yet a moderate attention to the political concerns of the nation we hold As indispensable. May our next chief magistrate together with All our rulers have Wisdom and Grace Given that they May Rule in righteousness that our Happy re Public May be continued till the great Arch Angel shall proclaim the Ond of time. By whilst it should be ours to mourn for errors past and to be admonished by the Knell of the departing year of our own speedy dissolution let us take courage move up to the conflict set out the ensuing year with renewed determinations to grow Wiser and better As life wears away. We record with sorrow the loss o friends the last twelve months. Many who commenced 1840 with prospects flattering for Long life before its close lie Pale in death and we unworthy As we Are Are permitted to see this solemn hour the last hour in 1840 a few More evolutions of the wheels of time and the departing year is numbered with past Ages another year of probation is about to be wound to a close. What a solemn record is about to be rendered against our sin ruined world. What a serious consideration every aberration from duty As Well As every unholy thought is registered in that great Book out of which we Are All finally to be adjudged and receive according As we have done Good or evil. The year speedily draws to a close and we Are one year nearer eternity. The clock strikes the solemn hour of twelve Farewell to one More fragment of eternity another notch is added to times Calendar the recording Angel has taken his flight and we Are left to drop the tear of regret Over the Many misspent hours which Are for Ever gone. F. G. P. Lebanon o., december 31, 1840. From the Christian advocate and journal. The to maoists and the Public schools. The american people have Long Felt and expressed a deep sympathy with the Irish to maoists. The civil disabilities imposed upon them by the British government were thought unjust and oppressive and in a country where All the citizens Are accustomed to the enjoyment of a perfect Equality in civil and religious privileges it is not easy to reconcile them to the idea that any thing can justify even in a foreign country the denial of such rights to any part of the population on a count of a differ Nice in their Relig ious Faith Quot from the Creed of the rulers or the May a Rufty of the . To Quot Quot v Fifthe complaints of Irta to maoists against the British government up to the time when the parliament passed the act for c Catholic emancipation were responded to Ija tones of deep a Etc no throw Ighut Hie length ambr Fedish of this and Asye a the protestant As by the romanism Fri. It is True that there were Manf protestants a Mong us who emigrated from the scenes of contentions and who alleged that the exclusiveness of the room lists rendered it unsafe to admit them to an Equality of civil Privi eyes in a country where they constituted so arge a majority of the people As they did Imler and that to extend the right of suffrage to the great body of the to maoists would be equal to the disfranchisement of the protestants none of whom would be elected to any place of Honor or profit by those whose Creed taught them to consider All without the Pale of their communion As heretics who were Only to be tolerated or allowed to live where the Church did not obsess the Power to exterminate them or could not do so without incurring great danger they plead moreover that the exclusive Creed placed the laity of the romanism persuasion completely and inextricably in the hands of their however the priests might disavow any civil jurisdiction the ecclesiastical authority they claimed and universally exercised Over All within their Pale was of a nature to give absolute control Over All who depended upon them for spiritual instruction As All religious Consolation and Hope All that is necessary to sustain the fainting heart in earthly sorrow and All that is required to qualify the soul for death and judgment May be Given or withheld by the Priesthood. A Man would not be Likely to give offence to his ghostly father about a temporal matter lie believed the priest could revenge it by withholding baptism from his children or the Sacra ments of penance and extreme unction from the parents in their last mortal extremity. And especially when he knew that the priest could according to the infallible decision of a Church Council per Orin All the outward acts of his holy office in these respects and yet frustrate their whole purpose and Render them wholly unavailing by secretly doing them without a right intention it being a doctrine of the romanism Church which cannot be changed that the Validity and Efficacy of the sacraments depend upon the intention of the administrator and yet the salvation of the receiver depends upon the Efficacy of these sacraments. It was strenuously urged therefore that not Only the civil privileges but the very existence of the protestants of Ireland could Only be preserved by refusing the to maoists a participation in the privileges enjoyed by other subjects of the kingdom. Yet All these facts and All this reasoning were unheeded by the american people. We were assured that the to maoists like other denominations had abated much in the exclusiveness of their Creed and that even much of their superstition had been dissipated by the Light which hat been everywhere diffused. The general improvement of society in the knowledge and just appreciation of human rights both religious ant civil it was said had wrought the same changes in the opinions and feelings of the humanists As in other religious communities and therefore it was wholly indifferent How great a majority o that denomination might be found in Ireland they would not deprive their fellow subjects of the common enjoyment of those sacred civil ant religious rights which they themselves prize l a 111 of under these impressions our Public journals made common cause with the Liberal papers in the British dominions. Our statesmen in their Public orations referred to the struggle for Liberty in which the Irish to maoists were engaged As the common cause of humanity and an 11ish Patriot and an american Patriot were identical in the affections of our whole native population. A most of us remember too that this feeling did not evaporate in words. It ensured to the to maoists of Ireland in very substantial Aid. Contributions in Money were levied by the a a friends of Ireland in Many if not most parts of the country and the avails were transmitted to Daniel of Connell esq., the great agitator to he used by him in such Way As he deemed most Likely to effect his object peaceably or otherwise. In these contributions protestants participated to such an amount As to prove beyond All question their Confidence in the to maoists and their firm persuasion that there existed nothing in the romanism Creed As now professed by the a a Liberal catholics of Ireland and these United states or in the ecclesiastical policy of their Hierarchy to forbid a Union and cordial cooperation Between them and the protestants in All that related to the civil and social welfare of any Community in which these denominations existed. Come to the exercise of the elective franchise without the benefits of any education to enable them rightly to appreciate their priv Iipp or to exercise them with discretion and but experience had shown that Many estimated Money As of More value than Educ atom Kyd Ore would nou amp end their children to school if Soh k Ling was to be paid for while another and stiff More numerous class did not possess the Means of educating their children however anxious they might be to secure them this Blessing. Under these circumstances it has come to he a prevalent sentiment that As the safety of the stale requires that education should he generally diffused among its citizens the state off would provide the Means and regulate its application that a common Benefit should be so cured by a common tax and that this tax As All other taxes Are should be disbursed for the common Good by agents selected by the common representatives of the people. It is True that this scheme of Benevolence and this planto secure the purity and perpetuation of civil Liberty has had much opposition to encounter from the selfish and the ignorant and this very opposition is perhaps among the strongest proofs of the absolute necessity of the measure As it shows How much of selfishness and ignorance there is in. The Community. Nevertheless the institution of Public schools has obtained in Many of the states and in the rest there Are Trong indications that schools upon similar principles cannot be Milch longer postponed. In the state of new York they have Beeti for some years in operation and in the City the property holders finding that the amount of Money raised by the general assessment for this purpose did not afford a sufficient sum to meet the necessities of the population petitioned the state legislature for the privilege of taxing themselves Lor such additional amount As might be found adequate to the necessity. The privilege was granted and now the Public schools Are the noblest boast As they Are among the greatest blessings of her people. All the different religious denominations whether hebrew or Christian however they May differ in the dogmas of their creeds agree in the cordial support and approbation of this institution with the solitary exception of the to maoists and these per tenaciously and arrogantly demand that a Large portion of the Money raised by the common tax for the purpose of general education should be Given to them to be applied under their direction to the support of schools which must of necessity become the Mere nurseries of proselytism As they will be used not Only to perpetuate their superstitions among their own children but also to engraft them upon the tender and susceptible minds of such protestant children As they May find Means to Decoy into these sectarian schools. Let it be remembered that they urge these claims purely on sectarian grounds. They do not pretend that the system of education is otherwise defective than that it does not inculcate True religion. It is in vain that those to whom Tom management has been entrusted assure them that they do not give any instruction embracing the Peculiar religious opinions of either of the sects they Only inculcate the fundamental truths of religion As the Only efficient sanctions of moral obligation and leave the rest to the parents and pastors severally or to the appropriate duties of the Sabbath school. The answer is if you teach no religion you of necessity make infidels did if Vou do teach any religion which is not romanism you teach what we deem heresy and therefore we will not suffer you to Ica Cli our children. Indeed it was pretty clearly intimated that their objection could not be removed while history was read by the pupils unless every thing however True was expunged therefrom which imputed any blame to the romanism Church in any period of the world. It must not be forgotten too that this claim was reiterated at a time when it was thought their political weight could be disposed of to the greatest advantage. The protestant Community were divided on the subject of the ensling presidential election. The Issue was doubtful and such was the interest which the friends of the rival candidates Felt in the election and so nearly equal were they supposed to be in numbers that there could not occur a fitter Opportunity to practice in this country the policy which i vhf of Connell has found so successful in eng Laija the support of the romanism electors was generally understood to be the Reward on which the political party might calculate who should become pledged to the support of the memorial to the common Council. We of course should not have been informed of it a any specific offer of this kind been made but we assert that the generally received opinion was that the to maoists would vote for the party from whom they should have most reason to expect a favourable it is perhaps fortunate that the to maoists in this country should have been induced so Early to show us that nothing with regard to their Bigo try and exclusiveness has been or can be amended that in these United states where the Constitution and Laws make no distinctions Between persons of different religious creeds extending Protection to All in the exercise of the rights o conscience but giving preference to none and moreover where the Liberal principles of the government Are everywhere seconded and sustained by the political feelings of the people that even Here the to maoists have openly avowed that the exclusiveness of Creed will not allow their children to be educated with the children of their protestant fellow citizens unless both Are put under the control and instruction of their Priesthood. The claims of the to maoists in the City of n. York to have a separate appropriation from the Public school fund to be used under the direction of their clergy and exclusively for the Benefit of such children As May be placed under their care cannot be misunderstood. The grounds upon which they rest the claim and the Means used to obtain it Are both demonstrative of the fact that romanism is unchanged and unchangeable and that those who Are fully indoctrinated in that most absurd of All superstitions Are wholly incapable of social and political fraternization with citizens of an opposite Creed that All the political privileges accorded to them will be employed to purposes of sectarian and Van age and that therefore their protestant fellow citizens must be constantly on the Alert and always United to prevent this sect from securing by their sleepless vigilance any preponderance in political affairs. The claim itself is cause of alarm. The citizens of this country having a just sense of the advantages they enjoy under a Constitution and orm of government which secures to the people the right of making their own Laws through representatives chosen by themselves have Long it Een apprised of the danger to oar civil institutions of suffering any considerable portion of the rising generation to grow up among us and a consideration of their claims on the Public school fund. This opinion was founded not Only upon the time when the claim was urged upon the Council but upon the Means used to impress them with the number and unanimity of the petitioners. For this purpose popular meetings were called in the romanism churches Aye even on the holy consecrated premises where the holy water had been poured out which cleanses from All moral defilement. These mass meetings were addressed by the Best of the reverend orators of the sect and even by the right Rev. Bishop Hughes himself and the feelings of the audience were enlisted to a degree that left no doubt of the Paramount influence of their sectarian interests Over any political Bias which they might have Felt in common with the rest of the Community. One of the orators did not hesitate to say that the sum contended for would amount to thirty thousand dollars annually and it was Worth Conten Ding for. This to be sure was an argument which it wa3 impossible to resist or to gain say thirty thousand dollars annually Given to romanism priests to enable them to proselyte the children of the protestants of new York and that too chiefly accruing from the tax on he property of protestants was too great a temptation to be resisted by any party feelings which might agitate and Divide a protestant Community. Let the protestants of All parties rejoice that in All emergencies the institutions of our country it ased on the broadest principles of Liberty regu ated and secured by Law have been found to be adequate to the trial. The representatives of a ree people will always respect their opinions. The attempt to gain by intimidation what could not be justified by reason or sustained by argument tailed signally failed. We record it to the glory of the Good citizens of new York that the party in Power uninfluenced by the fear of Osing their Ascendancy by the abstraction of a powerful sectarian interest postponed their acid a until after the election that the matter might e discussed and determined without any Bias a rom party feeling and on the other hand we have no reason to believe that the party contend s
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