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To return from this digression, into which we have been imperceptibly drawn, we present our particular acknowledgments to all, of whose labors we have been enabled to avail ourselves. A great proportion of the interest, which our work may have excited, and of the effects, which it has produced, must be ascribed to the generous aid derived from contributors of original matter. It is proper here to remark, that the public seem to be by no means aware of the influence, capable of being exerted by a periodical publication. When they shall be duly impressed with this subject, and shall call into action the concentrated talents of all in our country, who espouse the cause of sound theology, pure morals, and enlarged benevoleu ce, it will be seen what surprising results may be accomplished by truth, argument, and Christian zeal.

In reviewing our work, we have endeavored to place before the mind all the considerations, which serve to explain or enforce the great responsibility of one, who writes for the public. How much we are deceived as to our motives, or our object, it is not in our own power, or that of any human tribunal, exactly to determine. We can declare, however, witbout the Jeast reserve, that we have aiways intended to act, in reference to every thing published in our pages, with entire Christian integrity, so far as we have been able to judge of our motives. When the case required it, we have given great deliberation to the question whether we should publish, and whether the manner, as well as the matter, could be justified. When. ever facts have been stated, or opinions with respect to facts have been given, the most satisfactory evidence has been required. We know not that the Panoplist has ever been seriously assailed, except by those, who class themselves under the general denomination of Uni. tarians. By them, indeed, the most vehement charges have been made. Some of these charges have been refuted formally, and at length. For the consideration of others we have had no time. In reference to all these charges, we are satisfied, that an impartial judge would pronounce them without foundation.

In some instances the facts, which we had asserted, have been denied; but, in no instance, that we can recollect, has this denial been supported. We are certain, that no case of inten. tional misrepresentation can be made out against us; because no such case has existed. In regard to those passages, in our various controversies with Unitarians, which were thought to bear hard upon individuals, we can aver, that they were written from considerations of a public nature, and not from any unkindness to the persons concerned, nor any wish to excite unpleasant feelings. In discharging what we deemed to be a serious duty, we always en. deavored to take care, that no individual, and no party, should have just occ sion to complain of our representations; and we are not convinced, that this care was ever insufficient, or inef. fectual. Harsh and violent things have been said of our work and our motives; but we harbor no resentments, and pray that we and our opponents, may view things as they really are, and as they will be viewed, when every delusion shall cease, and unmixed truth shall be seen and acknowledged.

We should not have mentioned this subject, were it not for the plain obligation, which rests upon every writer, to retract former opinions or assertions, which he has found to be erro. neous. At the close of this work, the public have a claim to know what we think of those passages, which have been particularly obnoxious, and on which the lapse of years has enabled us to form a deliberate judgment. After the general declaration of upright motives, which we have made, we would by no means intimate, that we have ever thought ourselves exempt from the influence of passion and prejudice. To these causes of error we have doubtless been more or less exposed; but we have attempted to guard against them, and hope they have not operated to any very injurious extent.

The present Editor has superintended the publication of the last eleven volumes. Much of the original matter was wrillen by himself and for nearly all the rest he avows the fullest responsibility. During some periods of absence on account of ill health, be did not see all the articles, which were published; but he is not aware that any of these were the subject of animadversion.

In bidding our readers farewell, we most unfeignedly wish them happiness in this world and the world to come. If they have derived any benefit from our hunable services, we would be thankful, and ascribe to God the praise; if they have, in any respect been led astray, we would regret it, and desire that any inadvertence, or any fault, of ours may be forgiven, and no perto anent evil result from it. Soou must we and our readers, appear before the judgment seat of Christ. May we be pardoned by his blood, clothed in his righteousness, and adinitted to his kingdom and glory.

INDEX

TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

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Accum's account of adulterations & frauds, 206|mate danger of servile insarrection, 485
Address of the Prudential Committee of

delinquency of Northern people on
A. B.C.F. M. - - - - 194 this subject, 486 - true state of leeling
.Iddrere to subseribers and readers, . 557|| at the North, 487-character of slavery,
Adulterations of food and driok, :. 206| 489_further comments on the law of
Adhrersity, instruction to be drawn fin nit, 52 Virginia, ib.-religious privileges of the
Jdvocating the cause of error, erits of, 145 blacks, 490-how far the present gener-
African Institution, doings of, - - 269||| ation chargeable with slavery, '. 495
ifricans, (See Blacks in this country) Blumhardt, Rev. Theophilus,letter from, 142
ir la Chapelle, Congress of, their doings Bombay, mission chapel at, 11-Extracts

in reference to the Slave Trade, - 272|| from Mr. Bardwell's journal at, 457–
.Ambition, on the sacrifices to, - - 248 general view of the mission, 507
American Bible Society, thoughts on the 1 preaching of the Gospel, . - 509
annual meeting of, :...

. 252|| Boscuwen, N. H. revival of religion at, 191
American Board of Commissioners for ||Bozoley, Mr. an assistant missionary, his
For. Miss. eleventh annual meeting of, 505 account of the Hindoos, . . 168

Report of the Prudential Com Brainerd, journal of the mission at, 82,
mittee, . . . - - 506,553 121,183,513-Usage captive rescued, 85
American Colonization Society, projected placed with the missionaries, 184-
mission of, . . .

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arrival of Mr. Conger and his company,
Andrus, Rev. Joseph, a missionary to Af 191-departure of Messrs. Washburn
rica, • .

and Finney for the Arkansaw, 192-
Angrea, a Hindoo prince, Mr. Hall's visit arrival of the visiting committee 123
to his territory,"

their report, 132--visit of Catharine
Appeal to the Christiao public, in behalf and David Brown to their father, 186--

of the Am. Board of Com. for. F. Mis. 141 school established at Creek Path, 815-
Arkansai Mission:-journey of Messrs. arrival of David Brown in Boston, 384

Finney and Washburn, 169-stay at Brougham, Mr. extract from his speech
Brainerd, 170-passage through the on education, • - . - 500
Chickasaw nation, 171-hardships of the

Byron's poetry, remarks on, - - 212
journey, - -

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Armstrong, Fort, projected mission school Capital punishment inefficacious, • 304

. 125,318 Centurial celebration,
ebration, . .

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Aspect of the heather ini
Aspect of the heathen world, . . 53Ceylon mission;-letter from the mission.
limospheric dust, .

Sog! aries, 76,277—mission schools, 77–

hopeful conversion of three young men,
Baltimore Female Mite Society, . 78-on the selection of children for ed-
baptison of a Brambun, • • .

ucation, 423-- letter from Messrs. Wins.
Bardwell Rev. Horatio, journal of, 457 - low and Spaulding, 431-voyage of

visits the continent of India, - 458 Messi's. Winslow and others, 517-
Barron & Decatur, See Correspondence. preaching of the missionaries, : 521
Batticotta, Ceylon, journal of the mission | Chalmers, character of, as a preacher, 109
at 36,75- heathen notions of religion, 38 Character moral and religious, on the
-Mr. Richards return by way of Ma changes of, •

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dras, 74 Case of Gabriel Tissera, 174 Charities, conductors of, *. - 341
arrival of Mr. Richards at Jaffnapatam, Cheltenham (Eng) mendicity Society, 308
ib.-ease of Sandera Sakaren, 175-lo. Cherokees, See Brainerd.
of Philip Matthew, 177--letter from Chiuren in India with assigned names, 143
Mr. Meigs, 281-letter from Gabriel Choctar Chiefs, their letter to the Rev.
Tissera,

- 282 Dr. Worcester, . . . . 379
Bible, translation of into Chinese, by Dr.

mission, reinforcements of, 480
Morrison, • -

. . 376 |Choctaws, their grants to the scbools, 368
Bible Society. British and Foreiga, 16th Chaule, toui' of Mr. Hall to, . : 29

anniversary of, . . . 478 Christianity in India, progress of, 41-
Blacks in this country,on the condition of, compared with ancient philosophy, 255

241 Southern people irritable on the Christians, their reremblance to strani-
suhject of slavery, ib. law of Virginia, gers and pilgrims, . - - 97
243 comments on it, 244-complaints

should have elevated viewe, - 100
of Soulbero correspondents, 481-ulti 1. Christian Almanac, review of, • 50%

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Christmas, perversion of, .. . • 57|| Galitzin, Prince, his letter to Mr. Solo-
Chrunological table of remarkable events, 551||.mon, : , . . . . . . 201
Chunar, a native female converted at, · 471|| Garret, Mr. James, printer, sent to the
Church Missionary Society, 20th anniver- ll. Ceylon mission. • • . 286,520

sary of, . . • • • 473|| Geography, ancient and modern, by J. E.
Claims of the Gospel, : :

. - 117|| Worcester, review of,
Commentary on Isaiah, Chap. I, . • 147||George the Ill. character of, 349-anec
Connecticut Missionary Society, annual dotes of, •

· · 351,404
report of, - .

- 217|| Ghossaul, Jay Narrain, letter from, . 41
pecuniary accounts of, .227|| Graham Society, .
Consecrations, . . . . . 263|| Graves, Rev. Allen, his journal at Ma.
Correspondence between Decatur and Bar.

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ron, 159-their testimony against duel. Great Britain, state of education in, 500
ling, 160-_ its resemblance to war, 162

-- and the United States, compar
a most deliberate act of murder, ib.

ed with respect to Christian exertions, 301
contemptible promoters of duelling, 169 Greal men, classification of by Pascal, 535

both parties bated to fight, ib. yet
inexorably bent on evil, 164--inconsist. Hall, Rev. Gordon, his visit to Chonle, 29
ency of duellists, 16.-- This pamphlet in -letter of to the Cor. Secretary, 43
jures our national character, 165--law -his second tour to Choule, ib. visit to
unequally administered, c . - 166|| Allabay, 44-his tour to Panwell. - 509
Crabbe's Synonymes, review of, . - 158|| Happiness of others, on seeking the, .. 6
Creek-path in the Cherokee nation, school l Happiness and misery of the present
at, - - - - . . . $15||_world, comparison of,

||Hurrowby, Lörd, speech of before the Bi.
Deaf and Dumb, on the mode of teaching, 11 ble Society, . . . - • 478
Decatur and Barron. See Correspondence. Hawtrey, Rev. C. S. letter from, ..
Dean, Rev. Joshua, letter from, . . 286||Heathen world, aspect of,
Death, on the desire of, . - - 445|| Highlands of Asia, temperature of, .
Death-bed repentance,. . - 5|| Hindoo method of bringing the devil into
Deuteronomy, chapter 28th, explanation a man, 32-delusions of the Hindoos, 4

*. 386,433|| Human suffering, evidences of, . - 800
Disinterested benevolence, . . • 259||Humphrey, Rev. Heman, extract from his
Dissimulation, artifices of, . . . 105|| sermon, - . -

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Divine displeasure, marks of in the pres. ||Huntington, Rev. Joshua, Memoir of, - 529

ent world, - .
Donations (in money,) to the A. B. C.F. Indiana and Illinois, missionary labors in, 294
M. 34.87 129.179.034 275.326.380.425. Indus, revival of religion on board of

474,522,571|| the, . . - - - - 120,190, 923
Donations in clothing and other arti Inefficacy of human labors, .

387
cles, 90,132,181,237,339,383,430,477,526|Injudicious zeal, .

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Duelling, thoughts on,· -

305 | Installations, . - . - - 263

|| Intemperance, on the causes of, • 455
Early beneficence, . . • • 235|| Isaiah, Chap. 1, commentary on, , 149
Education, importance of, 394-govern-

ment of children, 595--rules of govern || Jenks, Rev. William, his donation of books
ment, 397-employment of children, 399|| to the Palestine mission, . - 393

in Great Britain, state of, . - 500||Jews, Society for promoting Christianity
of native children at Bombay, 514 among,

. 128
Elliot, journal of the mis, at, 25,317,361 Jews, an Address to, 385-cause of their

---arrival of Messrs. Fisk and Pride, 26 | rejection, 393-great offence of, 437
council in the Choctaw nation, 27-death letter of the Rev. W. Jowett concerning
of Mr. A. V. Williams, 28-expenses of them, 461-letter concerning those at
the mission, 81--patronage by the na Tunis, by Dr Naudi, . - 466
tives, ib.--letter of Mrs. Kingsbury, 94 Jowett, Rev. William, his letter to Dr.
letter of Mr. Fisk, 95--letier of Mr.

Worcester, 267-letter of respecting
Kingsbury, ib --migration of half-breed the Jews,
lodians, 320--letter of the missionaries
to the Cor. Secretary, 416--emarks ou Radin Yar Khan, hopeful conversion of 516

this letter, . .' - - 421| Kedar-nath, an Asiatic deity, - S48
Errata, • -

- - 96||Kingsbury, Rev.Cyrus, attends the Choc-

taw council, 27-letler (o a friend, 47–
Faith necessary to the Christian life, . 50| report to the Secretary at War, 79%
Farish, Rev. Professor, review of his ser- letter to the Treasurer, 95-his journal

mon on Luke xi, - - - - 1931 at Ook-tib-be-ba, . . .
Fisk, Rev Pliny. See Palestine mission.
Fisk, Mr. Isaac, an assistant missionary to Laudable industry. . . . . 324
the Choctaws, letter from, 95-his death, 576|| Legislators, Crupt notions of, .

Lexington, (Ken.) meteorological observ-
Gabriel Tissera religious concern of, 174 ations at, . .

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-his letter to Dr. Worcester, . . 282|| Love of country, . .

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Gallaudet, Rev, T. H. his essay on the Lorth on Isaiah, criticism on, - . 147

instruction of the deaf and dumb, 1 Lunar atmosphere, .

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Mahim, journal of Mr. Graves at, 569, 11 Ook-tib-be ha, journal of Mr. Kingsbury 409-epidemical sickness at, • . 371) at,

365 Malleappa, Franciscus, mentioo of, - 522||Ordinations, .. Marsden, Rev. Samuel, letter from, . 40 Orphans, on the condition of, • • 250 Martyn, Rev. Henry, review of memoirs of, • •

. 535|| Palestine Mission, liberal donation to, 96 Massachusetts Missionary Society, ad -arrival of Messrs. Fisk and Parsons

dress of the Trustees of, 167-donat. to, 3231 at Smyrna, 144-letter of do. 173--their Mather, Rev. Cotton, extracts from his kind reception at Smyroa, ib.--their let

diary, - • . 262,344,406,450,496 ter, dated off Gozo,231-their letter from Memar of the Rev. Joshua Huntington, 529 Smyrna, 265-want of missionaries in Mendicity, thoughts on, • • . 115 the Turkish empire, 266--donation of Merchant Seamea's Bible Society, .240 books to the mission, 334-intelligence Minister's intercourse with his people, 296 from the missionaries, 528-general view Missionary field, advantages of, . 294 of the mission, 554, 555-letter of the Missionary ship, utility of, . .

Rev. Mr. Williamson, 555-immense Missionary hardships, - - . 125 feld for Christian enterprise in the Missionary reinforcements, . . 286 Turkish empire, 556-letter of Mr. Par. Missions, opposition to, - - - 199] sons from Scio, - • • • 575 Missions, on the continent of Europe, 238|Panegyric, a specimen of, . - • 402 Mississippi and Louisiana, missionary Pano plist, its discontinuance announced, 537 labors in, . - - - - 2251|Panwell, Mr. Hall's tour to,

- - 509 Missouri, missionary labors in, . 225|Paramanundu, Nicholas, hopeful conver. Missguri question, the greatest that sion of, . . . will come before Congress, 15-slave ||Parsons, Rev. Levi, letter from, 575. See ry an inherent vice, 16-restriction of Palestine mission. slavery in a new state constitutional, |Pennsylvania, missionary labors in, 219 17-slavery adverse to a free govern. Peter, 2d epistle of, reflections on, • • 155 ment, 18-power of Congress over an Philosophy of the ancients, compared with settled territory, 19-immense multi Christianity, . . . - • 255 tudes affected by the present decision, Plainfield, Con, revival of religion at, • 191 20_extension of slavery causes impor Poetry. The Compass, 216--Missionary tation of slaves, 21 – facilities for intro Hymn, ib. ducing slaves against law, 22-extension Poor, Rev. Daniel. See Tillipally. of slavery will produce political disunion

• 513 23--multiplication of slaves in southern Property, on the fluctuations of, • - 453 states, ib, existence of slavery in the Prophet like unto Moses, discussion conU.S.cot chargeable on our republic, 59

. :, • • .433 -sudden emancipation of slaves ruin. Prudential Committee, address of, 136ous, ib.-American people opposed to Il report of, . . . . 506,553 slavery, 60-ordinance of 1787, 61 || Public festivals, thoughts on, ...: easy to give a right direction in the be Pilshamatahar, a Choctaw chief, his sigginning, ib.-slavery once excluded from nature of the treaty, • • • • 368 a state will never be desired, 62-cen. gress not sufficiently vigilant on this Ram Narrain, a Hindoo bramhun, some subject, 65-examination of the Louis.

acconnt of, • • • • jada Treaty,66_fuure condition of the Readers, address to, -


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• 357 slase-holding and non-slave-holling states, 70\Reflections on 2 Pet. iii. 11, 155--on Col. Monthly concert, contribution at, . 325||| iji. 2, . . . . . . 255 Horarians, their zeal and perseverance, 53 Religion, revival of on board the Indus,120, Mordos, Rabbi, account of, . - 4611| 190, 228--revival of at Boscawen, N. H. Vorse. Rev. Jedidiah, D. D. his contem- ll 1913-at Sherburne. N. Y. ibat Pe.

plated tour among the Indians, - 1891 terboro', N. Y. ib.--Plainfield, Con. ib. Molives to missionary enterprise, - 200||Remarks on 2 Corinth. v, 7. . . 49 Mussulmaun, hopeful conversion of a, 516 Repentance, on a death-bed,

Report of the Prudential Committee of Naudi, Dr. Cleardo, letter from re A. B. C.F.M. - - - . 506,555

specting the Jews, - - - 466|| Reveries, reflections on, - . - 340 Nepuul, superstitions of, . - 348||Review, of Worcester's Elements of GeoNezo-York,(state of, )missionary labors in, 21811 graphy,13--of Crabbe's Synonymes,158 Nichols, Rey. John, his journal at Tannah, 11 --of sermons by Professor Farish, and

373,419-tour to Cullian and Bhewndy, 415|| Rev Mr. Nocl, 193--of the Christian Noel, Rev. Gerard T. review of his ser- l Almanac, 502—of the Memoir of the

mon on Isaiah lii, 13-15, . . 1981 Rev. Henry Martyn, . . . . 555 Notices, relative to religion and missions, || Richards, Rev. Janies, state of his sick

144,181,232-a letter to the Treasurer ness, 48-letter to his brother, 268. See 325-letter to a clergyman from his pa. I Batticotta. rishioner, 422-letter from a farmer, Sandera Sakaren, religious concern of, 177 424 — from a clers. ib.--from a layman, 425|Sandwich Islands, mission to, the ThadVott, Rev. Samuel Jun, letter of, . 11 deus spoken, 48- Mr. Bingham's letter Obituary notices, . - 264,312,407,576|| 91-brief review of the mission, 569,570 Occasional reflections, - . 205 Scriptures, a translation of at Bombay, 512 Ohio, revival of religion in, 183--mission Sicard's system of signs fouoded on na . ary labors in, - - - - - 2201 ture, - . . .

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Signs, on the language of, . - 3,1 Tukkeer, village of, Mr. Hall's visit to, 510
Sin, on the deceitfulness of, . . • 269
Slave trurle, discussion respecting the, in United States and Great Britain, compar.

the Congress of Aix la Chapelle, - 2721 ed with respect to Christian exertions, S01 Society Islands, progress of Christianity Vermont, missionary labors in, - - 217 |

in, 40--visit of Mr. Charles Bowers at, 126 | Vienna, encouragement of the arts in, 308 Solomon, Rev. B. N. recommended by the Virginiei, law of concerning slaves, - 243 )

emperor of Russia, - - - - 261|| Visiting committee of the school at BrainState of the world, a monitor of duty, 156 erd, report of, .

- 132 Steiner, Rev. Abraham, his visit to Brain War, prevalence of in this world, - .

erd, . . . . . . . . 87 Warren, Rev. Edward, tribute to the Stewart, Dagald, a great philosopher,

memory of, • • • • • Subterraneous sounds, . . Supyen, mention of, . . . . 522| Warren, Rev. John B. voyage of, - . 501 Swezey, Rev. Samuel, letter from, - 143! Warriors, their extensive fame, - - 536 Switzerland, missionary letter from, 142 Westfield, Ohio, revival of religion in, - 96 Tumbour, village of, Mr. Hall's visit to, 511 Williams, Mr. A V. sickness and death of, 28 Tannah, journal of Mr. Nichols at, 573,412 Windham County, Con. Char. Society of, 92 Teigmouth, Lord, his speech before the || Winslow, Rev. Miron, letter from him

Brit. & For. Bible Society,. . • 479 and his brethren, 188--private journal Tillipally, sickness of Mr. Poor at, 177-- of, - . . . . . 192,227 arrival of Dr. Scudder,

- 519 Worcester's Geography, review of, - 13 Tissera, Gabriel, hopeful conversion of, Wright, Rev. Alfred, sets out for the , 278letter from,. . . ...· 282 Choctaw station at Elliot, - - • 286 Trumbull county, Ohio, revival of religion

in, . • .' . . . . 527 Zeul of the poor,' . - - - • 261

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