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is as wide as their nation, and we estine. From all that has come to

are not aware that any obstacle of magnitude lies in the way of circulating among them as many Tracts as we please. It will probably be interesting to you to know what Tracts we have printed, and for your information we send the following


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the knowledge of the committee, this resolution seems to be wisely taken.}

From the favorable representations of Mr. Fisk, from Jerusalem and Mount Lebanon, we have been induced to believe that a family may reside in either of those places with little hazard; Mr. and Mrs. Bird with their little son, and Mr. and Mrs. Goodell, intend therefore to embrace the first opportunity to embark either for Jaffa or Beirout, hoping to meet Mr. Fisk, or find letters there from him, from which they may learn which is, on the whole, the more eligible situation at present-Mount 72 Lebanon, or Jerusalem. We all feel that it is desirable to be in Palestine as early as possible with any reason14 able prospect of safety. Mr. Fisk expresses a wish to see us there, and a conviction that we may be safe with a family.






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Progress of Sin,

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[We have already mentioned the arrival of Messrs. Fisk and King at 78 Jerusalem, near the last of April, 16 They continued in that city and its vicinity till the 17th of June, when they left the city for a temporary residence on Mount Lebanon. Wolff remained at Jerusalem. We have now in Press a Spelling- Saide (Sidon) they had the happiness Book in Greek, which will make a of meeting with the Rev. Mr. Lewis, volume of about 160 pages of the same size as the Tracts we have sent Society. He came out with the Rev. a missionary from the London Jew's you. This Spelling-Book we are L. Way, whose kindness our missionprinting for the Rev. S. S. Wilson, aries greatfully acknowledge. On the of the London Missionary Society, 10th of July, they arrived at Beirout, for which he is to pay us the prime at the foot of Mount Lebanon. cost. The edition is 1000, of which Fisk resided at the latest date, (Aug. we take 200. The work was compiled by Mr. W., and in our opinion in a house, which was formerly a 21,) at Antoora, on Mount Lebanon, is well adapted to promote the in-college for Jesuits, but was hired by terests of the Greeks. We hope the Mr. Way, for a Mission House, and Board will approve of this step.


devoted to the use of such missiona[From the following paragraph it ries as might come to Palestine. Mr. appears that two of the brethren ex-King was in a family at Derrel Kampected soon to leave Malta for Pal-er.

Isle of Man.

The following are brief notices from two letters of Mr. King, one to S. V. S. Wilder, Esq. the other to Mrs. W. who it will be remembered were generous patrons of Mr. King, while he was at Paris. The letter to Mr. W. is dated, Mount Calvary May 7th 1823.]

"How shall I express to you the emotions I now feel within my bosom! The hour is come, about which we so often conversed in the garden of Nauterre, and in the little consecrated room at Paris. My feet now stand on that awful hill, where our dear Lord and Saviour poured out his soul

unto death and finished the work of man's redemption! Here the arms of everlasting love were extended on the cross, and here the meek and tender heart of the Son of God was pierced with a spear! Here flowed that precious blood in which our polluted souls must be cleansed or lost for ever!

I suffered much in the wilderness from scorching winds, which were sometimes indeed dreadful to bear, and also for want of pure water. All this, however, I as it were forgot the moment my feet entered within the limits of Canaan. Thus will the soul redeemed from sin forget all the trials of its earthly pilgrimage, as soon as it enters the heavenly Canaan.

I arrived here with my dear brethren, Messrs. Fisk and Wolff, just one week before the passover which we celebrated together on the anniversary of that sorrowful night, when our Lord was betrayed into the hands of sinners, and when he agonized in the garden of Gethsemane.

was broken and that blood which was shed, for the remission of sins.

[From the letter to Mrs. W. we can make only one extract.]

Of all the places I have visited, Gethsamane and the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem and the field of the Shepherds, Zion and the waters of Siloah, delight me most. I would also add Bethany, the town of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, whom Jesus loved, and whom he used to visit.

Mount of Olives, which lies before The sun shines brightly on the me, and the swallows are flitting along by my windows; but alas! the beautiful place where they used to "Even thine alters, O Lord of build their nests are now destroyed hosts, my King and my God."

From the New Haven Religious Intelligencer.


The Isle of Man is "nearly equidistant from the coasts of England, Its length Scotland, and Ireland.”

is about 30 miles, and its circumference 70. Its population is 30,000. The island "contains 17 parishes or kirks and is under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of a Bishop, who is styl ed Bishop of Sodor and Man." The Home Missionary Society of England maintains one Missionary on the island, whose monthly report as contained in the Magazine of the Society for November is as follows:

The aspect of our affairs in this part of our Lord's vineyard, taken all together, is encouraging, and affords much reason for thankfulness. Since the commencement of the mission, two considerable Sabbath schools have been established, and are rap We partook of the sacrament in aidly improving. One commodious little upper room on Mount Calvary, chapel has been built, and another, where I lodge. Some of the bread equally commodious has been fitted and wine which you presented me on up; and in each of these places, reparting at Paris and which I had pre-gular and attentive congregations are, served till my arrival here, we used from time to time, assembled. The as the emblems of that body which gospel has also been introduced into

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there was continual hostility and the most bitter hatred. When the Saracens, or followers of Mahomet, under Amru, invaded Egypt in 639, the Copts, in order to be revenged on the Greeks, joined the invaders, and as

several villages, and the spirit of hear- [oppressed and persecuted the Jacobing, at first excited, has been contin-ites, and between these two parties ued, while many have acknowledged themselves indebted for a change from darkness to light, to the feeble instrumentality of your unworthy servant. I believe there are, at this moment, numbers in the Isle of Man, who, throughout eternity, will have occa-sisted them to expel the Greeks from sion to adore the Great Head of the church, for instigating his servants to establish the Home Missionary Society.


We have collected from several writers the following sketch of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, which may be interesting to those who have read the journal of Messrs. Fisk and King in Upper Egypt. The name of Copts is used to comprehend all the Christians of Egypt who are Monophysites, i. e. those who maintain that there is but one nature in Christ. This doctrine was first propagated in the year 448, by Eutyches, who held that the Divine nature in Christ so swallowed up the human, that the latter could not be distinguished; that he had nothing of humanity but the appearance. This doctrine was embraced by great numbers in Egypt, especially by the descendants of the ancient Egyptians, who were in subjection to the Greeks. This occasioned a breach between the Coptic and Greek churches, which continues to this day. In the year 477 the Monophysites assassinated the Greek patriarch of Alexandria, and chose one for themselves; and from that time, there have been two patriarchs, one of the Greeks, called orthodox, and one of the Copts, styled schismatics. In the sixth century, Jacobus Zanzales propagated the doctrine of one nature in ma y countries of the East, and from him, the Copts called themselves Jacobites. The Greeks, who held all the principal civil and military dignities in Egypt

the country. The magnificent city of Alexandria was taken by Amru in 641, and the Mahometans have ever since subjected the Christians of Egypt to every kind of exaction and oppression; and instead of the numerous and flourishing Christian societies that existed in that country in the early ages of the church, the whole population of native Christians does with the Copts those of the Greek, not now exceed 100,000, including Latin and Armenian denominations. The Copts reside chiefly in Upper Egypt; they commonly speak the Arabic language, though they have the Scriptures and a liturgy in the Coptic. They have a patriarch whose jurisdiction extends over Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia. He is called the patriarch of Alexandria, but resides at Cairo. Next to him in dignity is the patriarch of Jerusalem, who resides at Cairo, and visits Jerusalem only once a year. Below him are archpriests and deacons, who are generally very poor ignorant. The patriarch makes a short discourse to the priests once a year, and the latter read homilies from the pulpit on great festivals, but seldom preach. They have seven sacraments, viz: Baptism, Eucharist, Confession, Ordination, Faith, Fasting, and Prayer. In their worship which Mr. Jowett witnessed at Alexandria, the priest read the service in the Coptic which the people did not understand; but portions of the gospels were afterwards read in Arabic, to which the people

were very



The women set

apart from the men, as in the Greek church. In the Greek churches there

Prizes for Virtuous Actions.

are seldom any seats, but crutches vented from doing any thing for her are placed in one corner for the aged own support. Marie Cartier has perworshippers to rest upon. Mr. Jow-formed the same office of charity for

ett witnessed the same practice in the Coptic church. The Copts baptize the whole body of the infant, using lukewarm water and holy oil. The N. E. Encyclopedia says, "circumcision is universally adopted in the Coptic Church, and is administered to both sexes."

The Arabs constitute the greatest part of the population of Egypt and Syria, and the Arabic language is the vernacular tongue in both countries. Egypt once contained a population of 7,000,000, but 2300 years of bondage have reduced the inhabitants to about 2,500,000. Nine-tenths of the country is a sandy desert, and only the Delta, in Lower Egypt, and the valley of the Nile, in the higher parts, are of any value.-Hampshire Gaz.


In the account of the sitting of the French Academy on the 25th ult. (St. Louis' day) we mentioned that five prizes, (the foundation of Baron de Montyou) were awarded to five individuals of the lower classes of society,

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the last 17 years, to a female, whose house she entered a servant, but who has since fallen into frightful poverty. The last, who is a portress, received and supported into her house, a young woman from her own province, though for the support of herself and family she has only 200 francs, or 8£ a year and was obliged to pledge her wearing apparel to perform this act of charity. Each of these benevolent individuals have been rewarded 1000 francs and the notice of the French Academy.

The first prize of the value of 1500 francs was decreed to Joseph Becard, an old clothesman, and the following is the account that the Bishop of Hermoplis gave of the invincible patience and numerous sacrifices which drew down upon him the award of Baron de Montyou's bounty. This man, formerly the servant of the Marquis of Stinfort, who died at Arras at the commencement of the revolution, had witnessed in the prison of that city during this disastrous period, the genChavilhac to her husband, who was erous devotedness of Madame de for acts or habits of virtue. The task of deciding in such a case is new, we thrown into the same dungeon. Debelieve to any literary body, acting in prived of all support by the death of its corporate capacity; and probably her husband, in 1812, Madame de from this cause it may not be uninter-Chavilhac came to Paris to solicit payesting to announce on what individu-ment of some money which was due als, and what actions the choice of to him. She understood very little of the Academy fell. Four of these the French language, and not sucvirtuous persons are of a softer ceeding in the subject of her journey, The first is the wife of a water was reduced to the last degree of carrier, whose husband gains no more want, when she accidentally met Bethan 35 sous, or 16d a day; but on card, to whom, being of the same prothis, Dame Jacquemin received into vince, and speaking the same dialect, her house and supported a poor fe- she communicated the account of her male neighbor, left destitute of bread distress. Becard was deeply affector refuge. Demoiselle Caillet, a milli-ed with her change of condition, and ner's girl, has, during 12 years, maintained by her labor the mistress with whom she served her apprenticeship, and whom an incurable malady pre


rendered her immediately all the assistance in his power, by selling for her at a profitable rate those articles which she was obliged to dispose of


Remarkable Dream, or Vision of the Night.


From the New York Missionary Magazine.



Cambridge, Feb. 23, 1802.

ENCLOSED I send you a remarkable dream, or vision, had by a respectable member of my congregation. I procured a copy of it from him soon after he first revealed it to me, and though many have urged that it should be brought before the public eye thro' some proper medium, its publication, for various reasons, has hitherto been delayed. He has had a delicacy on the subject, and I have had a wish that not only the dream, but some short account of his former life, and of those circumstances without which it would not be half so remarkable, might be given by himself, to lay before the public. I have also been under apprehensions, that by some who are strangers to his character, it might be attributed to enthusiasm. But, sir, be assured, he is of a very different turn of mind. Could his character be fully delineated, and presented with the dream, I am sure it would add peculiar weight; but considerations of delicacy forbid. I am therefore pursuaded, that the dream and its effects, will not appear so remarkable to others, as those of us who are best acquainted with all the concomitant circumstances.

small sum was soon exhausted; and [cribed to the Bishop who gave the the unhappy lady in despair, passed (London Times. whole nights and days in tears, struggling to conceal the distress which oppressed her. Becard, being himself reduced to straits, endeavored to aid her with his feeble means; and as she was ashamed to inscribe her name at the board of charity, he placed his there in her stead, eating the coarse bread for Madame de Chivilhac, who had become blind from the excess of her afflictions. Nay, conquering his natural feelings of shame, he even submitted to beg alms in the street for her sake; and not succeeding in his object by all the humiliations of his new calling, tried afterwards the trade of an old clothes man. About the end of last December, this unfortunate women became ill, and Becard, after going about during the day to gain a pittance for her support, watched her sick bed during the night on a chair. It was only after three months' watching that he could be prevailed upon to accept of a mattress from one of the neighbors, resisting the offer so long on the ground that he might thus fall asleep while his patient required assistance. Ten days before her death, he in fact ceased to go out on his usual occupation. She died about the middle of May last. Becard rendered her the last services of humanity, accompanied her body to the grave, and carried to the Cure of the parish five francs which remained of the succor which that Cure had sent her for the purpose of obtaining prayers for her soul, Faithful to memory, he A short history of his life given by made with his own hands a small himself, to lay before the public, wooden cross, and placed it, where would have been desirable, but sentiher remains were interred. Such is ments of delicacy induce him to dethe course of action which has secur-cline. I will therefore drop you a ed for this faithful friend of misfor- few general remarks. tune a good medal, and an hononable mention among assembled academicians. If there is any romance in the return of the five francs and the erection of the monument, it must be as

He is a man of about forty years of


and has hitherto moved in a respectable sphere of life, his fellow-citizens having given public testimony, in some instances, of their confidence

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