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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.
TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.
Accum's account of adulterations & frauds, 206|mate danger of servile insarrection, 485
delinquency of Northern people on
in reference to the Slave Trade, - 272|| from Mr. Bardwell's journal at, 457–
. 252|| Boscuwen, N. H. revival of religion at, 191
Report of the Prudential Com Brainerd, journal of the mission at, 82,
arrival of Mr. Conger and his company,
and Finney for the Arkansaw, 192-
their report, 132--visit of Catharine
of the Am. Board of Com. for. F. Mis. 141 school established at Creek Path, 815-
Finney and Washburn, 169-stay at Brougham, Mr. extract from his speech
Byron's poetry, remarks on, - - 212
. 125,318 Centurial celebration,
Sog! aries, 76,277—mission schools, 77–
hopeful conversion of three young men,
ucation, 423-- letter from Messrs. Wins.
visits the continent of India, - 458 Messi's. Winslow and others, 517-
- 282 Dr. Worcester, . . . . 379
mission, reinforcements of, 480
. . 376 |Choctaws, their grants to the scbools, 368
anniversary of, . . . 478 Christianity in India, progress of, 41-
241 Southern people irritable on the Christians, their reremblance to strani-
should have elevated viewe, - 100
Christmas, perversion of, .. . • 57|| Galitzin, Prince, his letter to Mr. Solo-
sary of, . . • • • 473|| Geography, ancient and modern, by J. E.
. - 117|| Worcester, review of,
· · 351,404
- 217|| Ghossaul, Jay Narrain, letter from, . 41
. . . . . 369,409
-- and the United States, compar
ed with respect to Christian exertions, 301
both parties bated to fight, ib. yet
||Hurrowby, Lörd, speech of before the Bi.
*. 386,433|| Human suffering, evidences of, . - 800
ent world, - .
474,522,571|| the, . . - - - - 120,190, 923
305 | Installations, . - . - - 263
|| Intemperance, on the causes of, • 455
ment of children, 595--rules of govern || Jenks, Rev. William, his donation of books
in Great Britain, state of, . - 500||Jews, Society for promoting Christianity
---arrival of Messrs. Fisk and Pride, 26 | rejection, 393-great offence of, 437
Worcester, 267-letter of respecting
this letter, . .' - - 421| Kedar-nath, an Asiatic deity, - S48
- - 96||Kingsbury, Rev.Cyrus, attends the Choc-
taw council, 27-letler (o a friend, 47–
mon on Luke xi, - - - - 1931 at Ook-tib-be-ba, . . .
Lexington, (Ken.) meteorological observ-
instruction of the deaf and dumb, 1 Lunar atmosphere, .
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, -
• 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, - . . .
Signs, on the language of, . - 3,1 Tukkeer, village of, Mr. Hall's visit to, 510
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
ADJUDICATION OF PREMIUMS. SEVERAL years since we offered three premiums to writers in a volume of the Panoplist; and the offer was continued, by implication, to writers in three succeeding volumes. These premiums were adjudged to writers in the tenth and eleventh volumes, and the adjudications were published, immediately after they were made. In reference to the two later volumes, the adjudication has been delayed till quite recently, because we could not find three geatlemen, of suitable qualifications, at leisure to look over the volumes and decide.
The conditions were, that pieces written by the Editor, or either of the judges, were not to be candidates for the premiums; and that the only rule of judging should be, the tendency of the pieces to do good.
Under these restrictions, the premiums to writers in the twelfth volume were as follows:
The premium of twenty five dollars to the best prose composition was adjudged to the writer of the Essay, which was published in our numbers for May and Jue 1816, On the manner in which the Scriptures are to be understood; the premium of fifteen dollars for the best piece of poetry, to the writer of The Lord's Day Morning, in the number for June; and that of ten dollars, for the second best prose composition, to the writer of the Essays on the Sabbath, in the numbers for January and March.
The writer of the first of these pieces was the late lamented Dr. DWIGAT; of the poetry, the Rev. WILLIAM JENKS, of Boston; and of the other prose composition, the Rev. Mexar HUMPHREY of Pittsfield.
To the writers iv the thirteenth volume, the premiams were awarded as follows:
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We are not sufficiently certain who the writer of Theological Remarks is, to mention his name in this public manner. The writer of the poetry is totally unknown to us. The Rev. WILLIAM L. STRONG, of Somers, Con. wrote the Familiar Sermons.
To the writers who are known, the premiums will be sent without application. If the others are not applied for within a year, they will be considered as relinquished.