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been repeatedly evaded in New described be, followed by others England by crossing the line of of a suitable character, and the a state. This pitiful evasion cause of virtue and good order should never be suffered to gain will prevail. ground here. Yet some persons We had intended to offer a few will make up a grave face, and remarks on the folly of the crime ask, how a man can be tried for in question, as exhibited in some a crime done without the juris- recent duels; but our limits fordiction of the state? Let him be bid. We would only refer the sent for trial into the state where reader to an official account,(latethe crime was committed. Let ly published with great pomp,) him be seized, confined, and of a duel between Brigadier Gentreated like a criminal; and this eral Alexander Smyth, and one practice of crossing the line to of his inferior officers. If the evade the laws would quickly reason for accommodating that cease. How do we treat incen affair, when compared with the diaries, horse-thieves, counter- reasons for fighting, does not feiters of money, and other crim- border on idiocy, then we coninals of the same sort? Was it fess ourselves unable to judge in ever heard, that a burglar was such matters. willing to have it publicly known, that he broke open and robbed a house indeed, but it was just CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, over the line of New Hampshire, or Rhode Island? *
For the Panoplist. 4. The present time seems to
Mr. Editor, favor any attempts, in which the However much it may surprise wise and good may engage, to put you, to be formally addressed by down the crime of duelling, and one of the feathered tribe, I banish it from our country. Vir- doubt not you will be prompted ginia and North Carolina have by compassion to give me a pamade good laws on the subject; tient hearing; and I hope you it is said, that either Kentucky or will consent, to lay my unhappy Tennessee has done the same; and perilous case before your in New York, a powerful Anti- readers. It is my pitiable lot to Puelling Association has been live in a part of the country, formed; in Massachusetts, the where sporting with the lives and Convention of Congregational sufferings of my species has beclergy unanimously presented a come a very fashionable and popmemorial to the Legislature on ular amusement. Scarcely had the subject, in 1809;t and the I done seeking shelter and repose fear that duelling would creep under the maternal wing, when into New England has excited a my affectionate mother was vio. general horror in the minds of lently torn from my side, in the all real friends of hunian happi- dead of night, by a gang of unLet the exertions above feeling sportsmen, and, to the
unspeakable grief of our whole • See thc paper on duelling in the family, was the next day brought Panoplist for April, 18.1, p. 494. out, bound 10 a stake, and no:
t See Pan, for June 1809, p.21. withstanding her incessant crics
for mercy, compelled to stand able to satisfy me,on some points, there till pierced by many a shot connected with my story, which she expired in extreme agony. are at present utterly beyond my Nor did she suffer alone. A limited comprehension. number of our neighbors and It is said, that this is called a , friends shared the same fate. Christian land; that the inhabi
Since that evil day, there have tants boast much of their bubeen frequent collections of boys, manity; that they have a book and even men, in our neighbor- purporting to be a revelation hood, for the express purpose from heaven, which is entitled of inflicting similar barbarities the Bible; that most of them on others of our species. Among profess to believe the truth of the hapless victims of these cruel every word which it contains, sports, I might name most of my and to take it for the rule of own brothers and sisters, who their conduct. It is said, morehave successively fallen into the over, that the whole tenor and hands of the sportsmen. How spirit of this remarkable Book, it is, that I have escaped so long,
escaped so longare opposed to every species of is more than I can tell you. Fre- cruelty; that it does not permit quent attempts have been made the lords of the creation to inflict upon my life, and I have every needless pain on any living thing; reason to fear, that before the and that there is to be a day of Christmas and New-Year holi- judgment, when every act of days are over, I shall follow those cruelty will be brought into who have already expired under view. the slow tortures of a shooting Mr. Editor, can these things match. Nay more, as it is said, possibly be true? Is this a Chris. that the annual Thanksgiving is tian land? Is the Bible the best at hand, it is more than possible, book in the world? Do the peothat while you are reading over ple profess so highly to esteem my complaint, I shall be writhing it and yet allow themselves to at the stake. I have never been conduct towards us, just as if very far from home, but it is re- cruelty was made an essential ported among us, that the same duty? I would not say, positively, cruelties are practised, more or that professors of religion in my less, upon my kindred, in every neighborhood, very often take part of the country. It is enough part in the barbarous sports of a to make one's heart bleed to shooting match; but it is dis. think of it, and I hope for their tinctly whispered, that many of sakes, and for the honor of human their sons are among the forenature, that the report is at least most, and that they are seldom, exaggerated.
if ever, reproved for it. These Now, Mr. Editor, as you are a are some of the unaccountable wise man, and I presume no things which have long perplexno sportsman, I hope you will ed my mind. condescend to take our deplora- And there is one thing more. ble case into your most serious I have observed, that we are in consideration; that you will, if the greatest danger, about the possible, devise some means for time of Thanksgiving or Christour relief; and that you will be mas, and the commencement of
the New Year. I hope you will is full of admonition to impeninot consider it impertinent in tent sinners. Their situation me, to ask, how this happens? and conduct resemble what is Is it proper for rational and ac- detailed above, in the following countable creatures to be em particulars. ployed in torturing the inferior 1. Many, if not most, impeni. part of creation, when they tent sinners in a Christian land, should be praising our common are perfectly convinced that it is Creator and Benefactor for the their duty to repent and believe. bounties of his providence, and They are as thoroughly confor his merciful protection? vinced of this, as the criminal Nov. 1812. CHANTICLEER. above mentioned was, that his
duty required him to leave off
stealing: Yet they persist in a A LESSON TO IMPENITENT course of impenitence and un
belief. They do it deliberately,
knowing their folly and wickedThe truth of the following state- ness. They know also, that their ment may be relied on. A few interest and their duty speak the years since a manwas taken up on same language, and urge them a charge of burglary, in a country to flee from the wrath to come. town in one of the New England 2. Impenitent sinners who enstates. Burglary was then punjoy the means of grace, and hear ished with death. The criminal faithful preaching, generally rewas tried, convicted, sentenced, solve to repent and believe at and executed. After his con- some future time. While doing demnation, he confessed that he this, they are sometimes sensihad been in a constant course of ble, and sometimes not, of the thieving for many years, and dur- gross affront they are deliberateing the greater part of his life. ly offering to God, by acknowlYet he imposed some limits on edging that it is their duty to himself in this particular: he love and serve Him, and yet denever took any thing unlawfully termining to put off his love and from his near neighbors, but service, because a course of sin was himself esteemed a very is most agreeable to them for good neighbor. He stated that the present. They often fix uphe had resolved not to steal any on some distant time, when, as more after he should have arriv- they seem to think, they shall be ed to the age of sixty; and this under fewer temptations to conhad long been a standing resolu- tinue in a course of sin; and tion with him. It is very remark- when they can disengage their able that he was executed on the affections from the world. Poor, very day that he completed his deluded men! As if a single arsixtieth year! These facts were gument could be urged for their slated by the minister of the repentance a year, or ten years, town where he was executed, in hence, which cannot be urged a sermon preached the Sabbath now;-as if the habit of procrasafter the execution had taken tinating, like all other habits, place.
would not gain strength;-as if The case of this unhappy man the danger of final perdition
were not inconceivably increased pare men in general, (for the by this wretched deception of great body of mankind are imdeferring till a future time what penitent, with a notorious cul. should not be left undone a sin- prit and malefactor: and doubtgle moment.
less the great majority of men in 3. There is reason to believe, a Christian country would abhor that a large proportion of those, the thought of stealing. But do who defer their religious con- they not allow themselves in sins cern to a future day, which is to equally forbidden and cqually be a more convenient season, are
heinous? Vast multitudes alfinally and forever undone. As low themselves, for instance, to very many the future day in profane swearing, others in never arrives. They drop into impurity, both evidently as heineternity either without a ous sins as theft or robbery: and ment's warning, or amidst the all the impenitent allow theme alarm and terror of a sudden and selves to persist in the very ag. unexpected summons. They are gravated sin of unbelief. not favored to live, as in the case Let every impenitent sinner before us, till the day when their examine into the nature and fixed time expires. But should enormity of his own guilt; let they, as they sometimes do, live him humble himself before God, till their future day beconies see his danger and the method present, their usual practice is of escape, and turn from his evil to fix another future time. It is ways that he die not. O. P. not at all probable, that the crim. inal above described would have kept his resolution, if he had been spared beyond the period An association of ladies under of sixty years. Why should he? this name, was formed in Boston, The property of others would in the month of September, have had as many charms after 1811, for the sole purpose of asthat period as before; the temp. sisting poor young men, who are tations would bave been in every students in divinity, to complete respect as strong; and the rea- their education. The officers sons for abandoning his easily of the Society, who with nine besetting sin would have gained Assistanis compose the Board of nothing in force.
Directors, are as follows: 4. Impenitent sinners generally select sone trait in their Mrs. MARY BOWERS, President. character on which they can Mrs. Dorcas Homes, V. Pres. Iwell with pleasure, The crimi- Miss ELIZABETH Haskirs, See. nal, whose case has been stated, Miss HARRIET MOORE, Treas. was of this number. He obtain. ed the reputation of a good In the Report of the Directors neighbor from those who lived
to the society, at their annual ncar him.
On this he might meeting in September last, it pride himself; so deceitful is the was stated, that there were sixty human heart, and so fond of flat- three members of the society, tery. Possibly it may be thought and thirty nine annual subscriharsh and unwarrated io com- bers, who paid into the treasury
THE CORBAN SOCIETY.
8505 a year; that they had re- which he raised from it, and ceived in donations $335 77, of illustrated, are these. 1. That which $200 were for a perma- our Lord Jesus Christ calls and nent fund; that they had, in the sends forth the ministers of the past year, given assistance to Gospel. 2. That he sends them twenty four young geistlemen, to open the eyes of sinners; to who had received in cash $138, turn them from darkness to and in articles of clothing, 8222 light and from the power of Sa64 cts. in all $360 64.
tan unto God. 3. That his
graMuch praise is due to the Di. cious design in this dispensation rectors for the zeal and ability of the Gospel is that men may with which they have conducted receive forgiveness of sins, and the affairs of this highly com:
an inheritance among them that mendable institution. In the are sanctified by faith in him. existing circumstances of the 4. That he will be with his minChurch, it is hoped that this isters, and give them all that charity, so ornamental to the help and deliverance which are female character, will be imitated needful for them. 5. That he by ladies in the other large towns
inclines and enables ministers to in New England.
obey his sovereign will, when A SPECTATOR.
called to the most difficult services.
The application of the subject CRDINATION OF MISSIONARIES
is pertinent, solemn, and instructIN 1733.
ive. The remarks; 1. How deMr. Editor,
plorable is the condition of man! You are at liberty to insert the How doth it conimand our pity following extract in the Panoplisi, if
and prayers! 2. Learn the honor you think it worily of notice. It is taken from a Sermon preached by the
and duty of Gospel ministers. Rev. Joseph Sewall, D. D. at Boston,
3. How precious is the Gospel Dec. 12, 1733, at the ordination of revelation and ministry! 4. Learn the Rev. Stephen PARKER, EBEN. the glorious power and tender ZZEŁ HINS DE 1.L, and Joseph Sec pity of our Lord Jesus Christ. COMBE, as missionaries of the Edın.
5. When Christ's ministers are burgh Society for propagating Chris. tian Knowledge, to carry the Gospel prospered and their labors crownto the aboriginal natives on the bor.
ed with the desired success, the ders of New England.
glory must be given to him. This was the first public ordina. 6. God's covenant people are tion of evangelists in New Engrand, bound in duty to use their best under the patronage of the Society.
endeavors that the light of the The society had elected Governor Belcher, Dr. Colman, Dr. S.wall, Gospel may shine to them who and others, their Commissioners,
are in darkness and under the who chose and ordained Messrs. power of Satan. 7. The subject Parker, Hinsdell, and Seccombe, to go affords direction and encourageand preach the glad tidings of salvation
ment to such as are called to to the heathens on the borders of New England.
preach the Gospel in the dark
places of the earth. The text, which Dr. Sewall
The Rev. William Cooper chose on this occasion, is in Acts
and John Webb led in the xxvi, 16-19. The doctrines prayers before and after the ser