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tures. Second Term.—Biblical Theology; Lectures on Pastoral Duties. Third Term.-Biblical Theology; Lectures on Pastoral Duties. The Professors are Rev. Eli B. Smith, D. D., President, and Follet Professor of Biblical Theology and Pastoral Duties; Rev. James Upham, A. M., Professor of Sacred Literature and Ecclesiastical History; Aaron W. Chaffin, B. A., Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages and Literature ; Ephraim Knight, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. In the Female Department are six teachers. It is now about twentyfive years since this institution was taken under the patronage of the Baptists. The average number of students in all the departments has been for many ye arsover three hundred. More than seven hundred have
at different times become hopefully pious while connected with this school. The Theological Department was added about seventeen years ago, and there are now in the ministry about eighty persons who received here their preparatory training.
COLUMBIAN COLLEGE, D. C.-We have received no Catalogue from this institution. We do not know indeed that it publishes one. We learn however that its friends are specially encouraged by its present condition. The Senior class is larger than any which has preceded it, and the Junior is somewhat larger still. It is suggested that the time has come for taking measures to enlarge the accommodations for students. Important advantages are anticipated from the contiguity of the Smithsonian Institution, whose Lectures, as well as its Library and its collections in Natural History and the Fine Arts, will be accessible to the officers and students of the College. The Rev. Joel S. Bacon, D. D., is President.
WAKE FOREST COLLEGE, N. C.-Our information concerning this College is not more definite. We learn however that its entire debt, which has hitherto affected unfavorably the progress of the College, has been provided for
, and that 75 students are in attendance. A visitor speaks favorably of the character of the students, and mentions with particular satisfaction the frequent revivals of religion which have marked the history of the College. Professor J. B. White has been elected to the Presidency.
FURMAN INSTITUTE, S. C.-It was proposed and carried in the annual meeting of the South Carolina Convention, to enlarge the scope of education in this seminary, by the admission to the academic department of young men not candidates for the ministry. Though essentially a theological school, it becomes necessary, in point of fact, that it should afford the opportunities and means of classical studies to a large portion of its students, and it was believed that young men not having the ministry in view might be instructed at the same time, without detriment to the specific purpose of the Institute. Consequent upon this action it was unanimously resolved to remove the Institute to a more central locality, and a committee was appointed to report on that subject in June next. It was further resolved that the Convention was willing to co-operate in the movement for establishing a General Theological Institution for the Baptists of the Southern States,-a movement which has been pretty widely agitated for several years, and has many and powerful friends scattered over the South.
GEORGETOWN. COLLEGE, Kv.-The Rev. J. L. Reynolds, A. M, of Richmond, Va., has accepted the Presidency of this College, vacant by the resignation of Rey. Howard Malcom, D. D.
Literary. An English translation of Dr. Tholuck's commentary on the Sermon on the Mount is in press at Andover, and will be published in the spring:- An Ecclesiastical History of New-England is in course of preparation by Rev. Joseph B. Felt, to be comprised in two volumes
, the first of which is understood to be approaching completion-Messrs. Little & Brown, Boston, announce as in press the fourth volume of Bancroft's History of the United States, a new and enlarged edition of Everett's Orations, and Sketches of Newspaper Literature, with Personal Memoirs, Anecdotes,
and Reminiscences, by that veteran and able editor, Joseph T. Buckingham.—A Memoir of the late Professor Fiske, of Amherst College, including sermons and other writings, has been published at Amherst, under the editorial charge of the Rev. Dr. Humphrey.-Messrs. Gould, Kendall & Lincoln have in preparation an American Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art. It is intended to fill the place occupied in England by " The Year-Book of Facts.” It will show from year to year the progress of the world in Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Natural Philosophy, Geography, Antiquities and the Useful Arts, with papers upon the scientific publications of the year, and the biography of scientific men It is to be edited by Mr. D. A. Wells, of the Lawrence Scientific School in the University at Cambridge, assisted by several gentlemen distinguished in their respective branches.—A new edition of Egypt and its Monuments, by Rev. Dr. Hawks, enlarged and improved, will soon appear from the press of Mr. G. P. Putnam, omitting the Notes of a Voyage on the Nile. Mr. P. has just issued the second volume of his handsome edition of Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works, and has nearly ready the second volume of Irving's Mahomet. He has just published a series of Letters to a Friend in North Carolina, on Auricular Confession, written by Rev. Dr. Hawks, and occasioned by the position and writings of Bishop Ives on that subject. He has likewise in preparation a very elegant edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, edited by Rev. Dr. Cheever,
and illustrated by 250 engravings from original designs. - Messrs. Harper & Brothers have nearly ready, or in course of preparation, the Life of Calvin, by Thomas H. Dyer; Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Dr. Chalmers, by his son-in-law, Dr. Hanna, in 3 vols. 12mo; Prelections on Butler's Analogy of Religion, Paley's Evidences and Hill's Divinity, forming the ninth and last volume of Chalmers's Posthumous Works;" Dr. Edward Robinson's Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament, revised and mostly rewritten; an EnglishGreek Lexicon by C. D. Yonge, edited by Professor Drisler; a Latin-English Lexicon, from the German of Dr. Freund, by Professor Andrews; an Introduction to the Study of the English Language, by Professor Fowler; the third volume of Gieseler's Ecclesiastical History, translated
by Dr. Davidson, etc.
, etc.-Messrs. Appleton & Co. have just published the Early Conflicts of Christianity, by the Rev. W. Ingrahim Kip, and have commenced the issue in numbers of a Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine Work, and Engineering, edited by Oliver Byrne. This great work will be completed during the present year in 40 numbers. It is gotten up at very large cost, and will be of great practical value.—Mr. Rudolph Garrigue has issued Part IV. of the Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature and Art, in course of translation by Professor Spencer F. Baird, of Dickinson College ; 500 quarto steel plates by distinguished German artists accompany this work. --Collins & Brother have in preparation a new edition of the "well known" Fables of Æsop, with the choice designs of Tenniel
, lately published by Murray in London.—Mr. Henry Perkins, Philadelphia, has in preparation a History of the Christian Church, by Charles Hase, D. D.
, Professor of Theology in the University of Jena ; translated from the German, and with an appendix, by Charles E. Blumenthal, Professor in Dickinson College, and Rev. C. P. Wing, Carlisle, Pa.
M. Cousin is about to publish a complete collection of the Works of Abaillard, from original materials—it is stated at his own expense, no Parisian bookseller being willing, in the present state of the country, to venture upon the undertaking. The first volume of a General Catalogue of the MSS. in the Public Libraries of the Departments of France, has just been issued from the National Printing Establishment at Paris, under the direction of the Department of Public Instruction. It contains a list of the MSS. in the libraries of the Seminary of Autun, of the town of Laôn, and of the Faculty of Medicine of Montpelier ; with notices on Greek MSS., translations of Oriental MSS., the reproductions of unpublished works, papers, &c.
Great Britain. BAPTIST COLLEGES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.--Bristol College. Instituted 1770. Income the last year, £2,042 188. 3d. Students, 21. President, Rev. T.S. Crisp. Classical and Mathematical Tutor, Rev. F. W. Gotch, M. A. Stepney. Instituted 1810. Income, £1,251 9s. 1d. Students, 20. Theological Tutor, Rev. J
Angus, M. A. Bradford. Instituted 1804. Income, £971 10s. 24d. Students, 16. President and Theological Tutor, Rev. J. Acworth, LL. D. Classical Tutor, Rev. Francis Clowes. Pontypool. Instituted 1807. Income, £683 12s. 2d. Studente, 12. President, Rev. T. Thomas. Classical Tutor, Rev. George Thomas, Haverford West. Instituted 1839. Income, £285 5s. 7d. President, Rev. D. Davies. Classical Tutor, Rev. T. D. Jones. Total, five Colleges, with nine Presidents and Tutors; 69 students in four Colleges. Total income of five Colleges, £5,234 15s. 31d. Besides the above Colleges, there are :- Leicester. (General Baptist New Connection.) Tutor, Rev. J. Wallis. Baptist Theological Education Society. Instituted 1843. Income, £1,267 9s. 9d. Baptist Theological Institution for Scotland. Instituted 1846. Income, £149 6s. 5d. Students, 8. Dr. Ward's Trust. John Ward, LL. D., a Professor in Gresham College, who died in 1758, had in 1754 put in trust £1,200 in bank stock, to be applied after his decease to the education of two young men at a Scotch University with a view to the ministry, preference being given to Baptists. Additions have since been made to this fund, and three students are now upon it at Edinburgh.
INCOME OF ENGLISH BAPTIST SOCIETIES.
£ 8. d Baptist Missionary Society,
23,846 16 9 Baptist Home Missionary Society,
4,644 7 11 Baptist Irish Society,
2,670 2 9 General Baptist Missionary Society,
1,980 2 2 Bible Translation Society,
1,472 8 6 Particular Baptist Fund,
2,525 10 8 General Baptist Fund,
137 7 4 Baptist Building Fund,
631 5 6 Baptist Union,
102 2 4 Bath Society for aged ministers,
385 17 3 Baptist Magazine,
93 0 0 Selection of Hymns,
188 0 0 Baptist Tract Society,
171 10 10 Hanserd Knollys Society,
482 16 2
REV. DR. THOMAS PRICE. The retirement of Dr. Price from the editorial charge of the (London) Eclectic Review, in consequence of prostrated health, has been announced. The event has called forth the following from the British Banner :
"It was physical infirmity, incapacitating for pulpit labour, that first constituted Dr. Price proprietor and editor of the Eclectic Review; and, in this event, we are willing to believe there was somewhat of a special Providence. The period of his editorial services was one of the most momentous in the whole past history of our country; but he proved himself every way equal to the crisis. Rarely, if ever, has editor brought to his task a sounder judgment, a nobler nature, or a more generous beart. He combined, in an extraordinary degree, qualities of great importance, not always, nor easily united in the same character, but absolutely essential to the adequate discharge of the duties of such a function. His integrity was not greater than his discretion. Bold, yet wise, he rarely took a false step, or one for which he was subjected to the humiliation of an apology: During the thirteen eventful years of his conducting the Eclectic
, he has done much good service to the cause of sound literature, of sound religion, and of true liberty, both civil and ecclesiastical. To have occupied such a segment of the great circle of human affairs, in such a day of the world's history, is no mean honor, and to have so occupied it constitutes no slight claim to the gratitude of the friends of light and freedom. Dr. Price's contributions to the large amount of sound intelligence which distinguishes the present age above all that have gone before,
on the subject of the kingdom of Christ, is almost beyond appreciation. To this great and holy struggle for truth and God, he brought, we believe, beyond any other man, the whole of the qualifications, necessary to the delicate, difficult, and oft-times discouraging conflict. The present hopeful aspect of the Anti-State-Church Movement owes not a little of its strength and respectability to the remarkable combination of wisdom and prudence, patience and energy, decision and moderation, which he brought on all occasions to the work, whether for counsel or for fight."
CHURCHES RECOGNIZED. 1849.
1849. Rev. IRA M. ALLEN, on the river Gila, At BERLIN, Wayne co., Pa, Oct. 25. California, Aug. 30.
At CHERRYVILLE, N. J., Nov. 21. Rev. John Peck, New-York, Dec. 15, 68. At SACRAMENTO City, California, Oct. 21. Rev. LUKE BARKER, M. D., New-York, At MIAMI, Mo., Dec. 22. Dec. 13, 58.
At ZANESVILLE, O., (Welch,) Dec. 25. Rev. JOHN Cross, Union Township, Ohio, At CENTRE, Wisconsin, Dec. 12.
65. Rev. JEREMIAH HIGBEE, Turin, N. Y., 84.
At Snow HILL, N. C., Jan. 8.
DEDICATIONS. ALEXANDER M. BEEBEE, Jr., Jordan, N. Y.,
1849. Oct. 30. MERIWETHER WINSTON, Richmond, Va., | At BROOKLYN, N. Y., (Central church,) Oct. 28.
Nov. 8. WILLIAM H. KING, Athens, Pa., Nov. 7. At BROOKLYN, N. Y., (First church,) Nov. GEORGE HAND, Philadelphia, Nov. 6.
18. J. R. MURPHY, Philadelphia, Nov. 13. At CUMBERLAND, Md., Nov. 4. SAMUEL P. Roach, High Prairie, Mo., Nov. At New-YORK, (Bethesda church,) Dec. 18.
At VERSAILLES, Ky., Oct. 28.
Shiloh church, Camden co., N. C, Nov. 7. EBENEZER W. WARREN, Americus, Ga., At KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10. Nov. 4.
At JOHNSTOWN, N. J., Nov. 27. CRAYTON ELLIOT, Montauk, O., Nov. 16.
1850. WILLAM G. HEBBS, Con's Creek, Ky., Nov. 13.
At NEW-YORK, (Norfolk st.,) Jan. 20. ELISHA HAWKINS, Newburg, N. Y., Dec. 21. | At Tioga CENTRE, N. Y., Jan. 9.
At EAST GRANVILLE, Mass., Jan. 1850.
At PITTSFIELD, Mass., Jan. 9. Alvah HOVEY, Boston, Mass., Jan. 20. At SWANTON, Vt., Jan. 1. MATTHEW B. PHAREs, Greensburg, Ia.
, | At Addison, Vt., Jan. 9. Dec. 15.
At ROMULUS, N, Y., Jan. 9.
No. LX.—APRIL, 1850.
ART. 1.-CANADIAN AFFAIRS.
Circulaire du Comité de l'Association d'Annexion de Montreal,
au Peuple du Canada. Earl Grey's Despatch to Lord Elgin of 9th January, 1850 ;
and an Address to the People of Canada, by the Annexation Association of Montreal, in reply to the above Despatch.
These documents, though brief, relate to weighty subjects, and indicate movements in the British Provinces to which the American people can scarcely be altogether indifferent. The country, which some of our Canadian neighbors propose annexing to ours, is important both in extent of territory and in population; and its energetic inhabitants, with its vast natural resources, must, notwithstanding present embarrassments and difficulties, make it both wealthy and powerful at no distant day. It is not very easy to give the precise geographical limits of Canada. But all that territory lying north of the great lakes and river, drained by streams falling into the St. Lawrence, is usually considered as belonging to Canada proper;
while that which is drained by rivers emptying into Hudson's Bay or the Atlantic, is commonly reckoned as belonging to other British Possessions. According to this division, (confessedly not very well defined,) the most northern line of Canada is near the fifty-third degree of north latitude ; the most eastern point is Cape Gaspé, and the most western is Fort William on Lake Superior, or rather Goose Lake; in all, it is about 1,300 miles long and 700
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