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desired baptism, at the hand of Joseph Smith, or some other el. der, for you must know that there are, in tbis church, elders, priests, teachers, and deacons, each ordained according to the gift aud calling of God. Unto Him, many have been ordained to preach. Four of these only have gone out as yet, and they have gone to the Samanites, (or Indians) to preach the gospel to them. They passed through Onio and preached, and three hundred have come forth; many, on coming, brought all their possessions, and gave to the church. One of the first was an old miser, who set the example by throwing in all his property,-eight hundred acres of land under good cultivation. Thus we see, that when the people become right, this will follow, as in the Apostles' days.
There are about four hundred souls, and yet no one has aught he calls his own. This we have not preached; but it is the natural consequence of embracing the Apostolic doctrine, which we bave done; for He has visited his people, by the ministration of angels, and by raising up unto us a seer and a revelator, that He may communicate unto us such tbings as are oecessary for our preservation and instruction.
You recollect we were talking of the hill which contained all the sacred engravings; we thought it must be far south. But we were both mistaken ; for since I saw jou, I have seen the spot, and been all over the hill. The time is short, and this generation will not pass before there will great and marvellous things take place to the confounding of all faise, vain, and pernicious doctrines, and to the bringing to nought the wisdom of the world ; for Israel shall be saved with an everlasting salvation, and the day is soon at hand when the wicked shall be cut off and the meek shall inherit the earth, and the Lord God will turn to the people a pure language; this is the first language, and it is still preserved on the plates of Jared, and will be the last language that will be.
MORAL. Progress of Temperance in England. --The Christian Observe er says:-"We are delighted at witnessing the rapid progress of Temperance Societies. Nothing but want of funds, and these, we trust, will be liberally supplied, prevents the Central Society, formed at Exeter Hall, from branching out its important labors to all parts of the kingdom. We have not space at present to potice the numerous facts and publications which multiply around us, but we recommend the whole subject to the repewed consideration of our readers ; and earnestly do we pray that the plague-a plague far more destructive to mankind than war or pestilence may be stayed among us.”—
In the city of Boston, with only about 60,000 inhabitants, there were the last year, 690 persous licensed by the gi verrment to sell ardent spirits. If each has only 10 customers a day, it would make 6900 who daily use it. And if each spends only 10 cents a day, it would amount to $251,950 a year.
In the four cities of Boston, New York, Pbila lelphia and Baltimore, containing only about 500,000 inhabitants, more than 6000 persons are liceosest to sell ardent svirits, and thus be accessory to the ruin of their follow-men. If they have daily 10 customers each, and they each spend for this poison only 10 cents, it would be more than $2,196,000 a year. More than 6000 men- more than one in twenty of all the men over twenty-one years of ageare, for a little money, licensed to carry on a trade wbicb is prov. ed, by a vast accumulation of facts, to be among the greatest curses which have come upon th• human family ; whicb has calsed a loss to the people of the United States of more than $90,000,000 dollars a year; and brought down more than 30,000 people to an untimely grave. And this is continued aiter it is proved by the experience of more than a million of persons, that men in all kinds of business are better without the use of it; and those who profess to be good men are furnishing it to all who will purchase, and thus assisting to perpetuate this mighty ruin down to the end of the world.- Report of Am. Tem. Soc. for 1831.
Of 126 adults adınitted to the Dexter Asylum, Providence, the American stat s that nipety-eight were intemperate. Of the others, many were reduced to pauperisin by intemperate busbands and parents.
Pay Day - The Norwich Courier, in speaking of the exertions making for altı-ring pay day from Saturday to Monday night, states that the Thames company, whose manufacturing establishm?!t is the largest in that town, have adhered to Monday for their pay day ever since the commencement of thir work, eight years a 20-and it is believed that no small degree of the order, reguJarity and good inorals which characterize the individuals engaged there, are mainly aitributable to this one circumstance. This is rood testimony, and we should think it would induce every temperate master workinan to try the experiment.
Slave Trade.--With undiminished atrocity and activity, is this odious traffic now carried on all along the African coast. Slave factories are established in the immediate vicinity of the colony, and at the Gallinas, (between Liberia and Sierra Leone) not less than 900 slaves were shipped during the last summer in the space of three weeks.--While all Christian Governments have expressed their abhorrence of this trade, they have done comparatively nothing for its suppression. The voice of injured and bleeding humanity, has long called for vigorous and united action on this subject, but it has called in vain. Thousands of human beings have perished in agony, perished as the victims of the most uprelenting injustice and cruelty, inflicted by citizens of Christian states, and yet the powers of Christendom, well knowing the fact, have felt no adequate sympathy and made no energetic efforts to save them.-- African Repository.
SECULAR. The Great Western Rail Road. -De Witt Clinton, Esq. bas received instructions from the Engineer Department at Washiington, to examine the route of the contemplated Rail Road from the Hudson River to the Ohio Canal. The distance is about 500 miles.
Machinery and Capital. We copy the following extraordinary statement from the Mechanics' Nasazine ; it speaks volumes. " Mr. Cramshaw's inu works-Number of persons employed 5000; annually expended for labor 300,0001., number of horses employed 450, number of steam engines 8, each at 50 horse power, but going night and day, doing the work of 12000 horses; water wheels 9, equal to the power of 954 horses ; furnaces 84, each about 50 feet high and wide in proportion; forges 3, foundry 1, rolling mills 8, boring mill 1 ; annually used for mixing with the iron ore, iron stone 90,000 tons, lime 40,000 tons; annually consumed, coals 200,000 tons ; gunpowder 30,000 lbs., candles 120, 000 lbs. One hundred and twenty miles of tram-railway have been laid down for the use of these works, besides which there is a canal of several miles, aqueduct, briges, &c. Of tram wagons, made chiefly of iron, there are many thousand. Mr. Cramshaw has lately built a castle for his own residence, in the vicinity of tbe works, which covers an acre of ground and contains 72 apartments ; the locks and hinges alone cost 7001. There is a pinery attached to the castle which is heated by steam, and costs 8501. yearly, and an extensive granary also, that costs nearly as much. -English paper.
Latest from Europe.-By an arrival at New-York, London papers to the 3d of November have been received. The most important news is the account of a dreadful riot at Bristol, England. It is said that four or five hundred persons were killed in
the affray or perished in the buildings' which were burnt by the * mob. Forty-two dwelling houses and ware houses were burnt, besides the excise house, custom house, four toll houses, three prisons and the Bishop's palace.-Courier.
The letters from Berlin to the 22d October, give 29 cases of cholera for that day, and 18 deaths. On the 19th, at Vienna, there were only 6 new cases in the city, and I death. In the suburbs, where the people could not be got to be equally careful, there were on the same day, sixty-three new cases and twentythree deaths.
It was said in Paris that the affairs of Greece were to be left to the decision of England and Russia.
All Egypt is infected with the cholera morbus, which is more destructive in the principal towns than ever the plague has been. From six hundred te eight hundred persoas died daily at Cairo.
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THE HOPKINSIAN MAGAZINE.
With the present number, our periodical enters on its eighth year. This is an age, to which few publications of the kind, in this country, have arrived. It becomes us gratefully to acknowledze “the good hand of God,” which bas sustained us under the labours, sacrifices, and discouragements, with which the work has been conducted. And while we are sensible that our pages have bren less instructive and interesting than they would have been, if we had possesed greater ability, enjoyed more leisure, and received more aid from those who were well able to afford it; still we indulge the hope, that the original design of this publication, has been, in some degree, attained. Something, we trust, has been done, towards stating, explaining and proving that system of seriptural doctrines and duties, which bad obtained the name of Hopkinsian. If this has edified and confirmed some; we would Hatter ourselves it bas enlightened and convinced others. It must have been perceived that the Hopkinsian system, while, on the one hand, it shuns the first principle of Arminianism that of a self determining power, or “the efficiency of man in all his moral actions”-it avoids, on the other hand, the three capital absurdilies of modern Calvinism, viz. the imputation of Adam's sin to his descendants ; the natural inability of men to do what God requires ; and an atonement made for the elect only. It is presumed some bave discovered, that Hopkinsianism is, indeed, much the mildest, and the only consistent form of Calvinism. It is not unlikely, that some may have found themselves in the predicament of an aged Minister of the Old Colony,' a few years since ; who had conceived a strong prejudice against the writings of Dr. Hopkins, which he had never read; but upon being persuaded by a clerical brother, to peruse a volume of the Dr.'s works, exclaimed, “If this be Hopkinsianism, I have been a Hopkinsian these twenty years
We think we can perceive, that in places where this work has freely circulated, much of the reproach which had been cast upon the name Hopkinsian, has been removed, and that this appella