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Staunton, Va. received from J. Cowan, Tr. per Rev. John McIlhenny, viz:

received of Rev.Frs. McFarland, collected at the meeting
of the Presbytery beld in Lewisburg,

$95 00
received of do collected in Bethel congrega-
tion at sundry times,

21 50
do Rev. C. Specce,D. D. coll'd. in Augusta Ch. 3 50
co Major Wm. Bell, . do


12 25 do Mr. c. Bias collected at sundry times in

Tamberidge and Fairfield congregations, 37 00 do from Union congregation,

24 75
do of Jn. Tate, Esq. collected in Hebron cong. 20 00
do from Mossy Creek congregation,

collected at sundry times in Staunton congregation, 36 50
received of Ladies' Missionary Society of Staunton
at sundry times,

200 00
do Rev. Jos. Smith from Lexington cong. 63 75
do do Falling Springs cong.

37 70 do

do New Providence do 36 50 do do Locust Bottom do 2 00





$590 95 Deduct amount acknowledged in the Treasurer's

account from 20th Oct. 10 20ih Nov.
From Female Missionary Society,

Collected at meeting of Pry. in Lewisburg, 95
Sundry Portages paid by J. Cowan, Tr. 2 28.-257 28

333 67 Trenton, N.J, auxiliary society 1st Prn. Ch. per Rev.J. Moore,

1 50 do do 2d do


15 25 Taneytown, Md. do do additional per Rev. G. W. Kennedy,

10 00 Fogys Mannor congregation, Pa. collection per Rev. Mr. White,

8 00 Upper Marsh creek & Great Conowago congregations, per Rev.D. McConaughy, 10 00 I Voodbury, N. J. collections in Prn. Ch. per Kev. C. Williamson,

12 44 Washington, 0. auxiliary society per Rev. J. L. Bellville,

15 50 TVaterford, Erie co. Pn. congregation per Rev. Mr. Chamberlain,

1 65 Welsh Run, Pa. collection per Rev. R. Kennedy,

16 00 donation from a young Laciy per do

4 00 Ilushinglon, D.C. auxiliary society additional,

50 IV'estern Auxiliary Missionary Soci ty, per Rev. E. McCurdy, Tr, per S. Thompson, Tr.

130 00 Wooster Wayne, co. 0. received by In. Cunningham, Tr. from the following: Jeromeville cung. per Dr. Cunningham per R. Beale,

12 871 Wooster congregation per Rev. T. Bai'r do

3 12 East Hopewell cong. per D. F. Finney do

6 25 Congress cong: per John Stanley

4 50 Newmans Creek cong. per Rev.S.Cleland do 10 064 Mount Hope cong. per Jm. Hamilton

do 13 224 Newmans Creek cong: per Rev.T. Barr do

5 00 East Hopewell cong.


1 00 Apple Creek cong:


1 56 Millersburg cong.



1 62 Paintville cong:



10 75 Unity alias Salt Creek cong. do


3 00 Pigeon run auxiliary society per Rev, Mr. Snodgrass,

8 871 Sugar Creek do


per Mr. W. Forbes, 12 22 Newmails Creek do do

per Rev. S. Cleland, 10 00 Martinsburg do do per Rev. H. Harvey, 30 25 Utica

do do
per do

7 00 Lexington do do per Rev. T. Barr, 5 121 Pleasant Hill do do do

5 75 Missionary Reporler, from sundry subscribers

98 00

$4,419 91 SOLOXON ALLEN, Treasurer.

No. 34, S. Third street, Philad.





EDUCATION REGISTER. pamphlet form; copies of which may be

had by application to the Cor. Sec'y and REPORT OF THE

General Agent. From this summary, we BOARD OF EDUCATION,

give the following items, as matter of in

formation, viz: "No beneficiary is alTO THE

lowed more than one hundred dollars, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, May, 1831.

annually, from our funds, except in exIn addition to the fifty-five beneficia-traordinary cases, and if any beneficiary ries, reported last year, thirteen have receives and from other sources, he is to been taken under patronage, in the course report the nature and amount of the same, of the year, ending the 19th inst. Of once a year, to this Board. this number, two have been dropped, be “As a general rule, the preference is cause they did not appear to possess, in a given to those applicants for patronage, satisfactory degree, all those traits of who have made the greatest advancement character, which are desirable, if not in- || in their studies. dispensable, in candidates for the sacred “Every beneficiary is considered as alMinistry. One, who had been licensed ways on probation; and, if, at any time, some time previously, has been recently he manifest such defects in capacity, temordained, and located, as stated supply, per, general manners, or piety, as would in an interesting but feeble congregation, render his introduction into the Ministry in Pennsylvania.

of doubtful utility, the Board feel themThe whole number, now in immediate selves religiously bound to make no furthconnection with the Board, is sixty-five: er appropriations, in his case. The number connected with it, through “No written obligation is required of the medium of the Presbyteries and other our beneficiaries, to refund the money exauxiliaries, cannot be accurately given, I pended by the Board in their education; as but few reports have been received. - because we act upon the principle that The Board of the Synod of New York, the Church, as a moral parent, ought to have thirteen under their care, and have provide for the education of such of her raised $1,399 58 in the last year. Re- 1 sons as are indigent, and yet may, proports from 22 Presbyteries have been re-bably, become her faithful servants in ceived; from which it appears that these the ministry: but we; nevertheless, de. Presbyteries have 45 beneficiaries in sire every beneficiary to remember, that training, and have expended, in their sup- his duty to the Church, to his younger port, $2,546 60. Whole number of bene- brethren who seek the same holy office, ficiaries, so far as reported, 123; Funds and to his Saviour, requires, that, so soon raised, $9,471 87. Twenty-three are as he shall be able, he should refund: at Theological Seminaries; twelve are in and this understanding is made known to Colleges; and the remainder in prepara- || the young men, when received under tory schools. Of the talents and piety of patronage. Those who voluntarily dethe young men, we may say, that, from cline entering the ministry, are required all the information which we have been to refund, with interest; and their wil. able to obtain concerning their conduct lingness to do so, is signified by engaging and proficiency in study, there is good to conform to our rules. reason to hope, that they will prove, un “Any individual, or congregation, by der favour of Divine Providence, useful paying annually, a sum, not less than one labourers in the Lord's vineyard. Some hundred dollars, has the privilege of se. of them, we know, are distinguished | lecting the beneficiary who shall enjoy scholars; and we are happy to find that the benefit of the endowment, provided, they seem, generally, to take a deep in- his qualifications be approved by the terest and an active part, in those devo- | Board. tional exercises, and labours of love, Young men, applying for aid, must which become their christian profession furnish satisfactory testimonials, from and holy vocation,

two or more ministers or elders of the GENERAL RULES.

Presbyterian church, or from some Pres

bytery, of their piety, talents, good deA system of rules, or by-laws, design-portment, and real necessities: and they ed to promote economy, convenience, and are required to furnish, as often as shall consistency in the transaction of business, be deemed proper, during their preparahas been adopted, and published, togeth-tory course, a written declaration of their er with the constitution of the Board, in views and purposes, in relation to the

Gospel Ministry, as the labour of their || signed, in the important business of trainlives. Certificates of their proficiency ing labourers for the Gospel Harvest, to and behaviour, are required, also, from act for upwards of two thousand christheir teachers: strict economy, in all tian churches, embracing nearly two huntheir expenditures, is enjoined upon them dred thousand communicants.

Why, as a sacred duty. The allowance, to then, it may well be asked, is our list of those who are at'manual-labour schools, || Beneficiaries so small? We answer, not is limited to seventy dollars a year: Some because there are no more young men of have made filty dollars, in addition to the character contemplated, but simply their own earnings, answer their purpose. | and solely because we have not been

“No person receives aid, who does not able, in good faith, to receive any more, manifest a willingness to pursue such a with a promise of the assistance which course of education as the Board deems they need. Applications for aid are nuproper, or whose attachment to the merous and pressing, from various parts standards of the Presbyterian church is of our country; but we have not felt warquestionable, or, who is unwilling to re- ranted to entertain and encourage them, ceive his theological instruction in a We have been obliged, though with Presbyterian seminary.

painful reluctance, to put them off for “The grounds upon which patronage the present, with a conditional promise is withdrawn, are such as these, viz: If of aid, so soon as it shall be in our power the beneficiary change his place of edu- to render it. cation without leave of the Board; if his

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. talents, state of health, or his prudence, or piety, or diligence be not such as to On this topic, the Board would willingwarrant its continuance; if he enter into ly be silent, did not duty require them to the married state; if he put himself un- speak out, and declare the truth. The der the care of another education society, whole amount received, during the year, or refuse to make the requisite returns, including annual contributions, congrein regard to his progress, expenditures, gational collections, donations from india and purpose, in reference to the work of viduals, and remittances from auxiliathe Ministry

ries, as appears from the Treasurer's “Beneficiaries are expected to submit statement, is $5,525 69. themselves to the paternal care and coun This sum has been expended in apsel of the Corresponding Secretary and propriations to our Beneficiaries, and in General Agent of the Board."

defraying the necessary expenses of the SUPERVISION.

Board; and there are now demands upon

the treasury to a considerable amount, It is made the duty of the Correspond- which we have not the means of satisfying Secretary and General Agent, to ex-ing. Upwards of sixty young men, who ercise a qualified pastoral care over the have been encouraged to expect aid, are beneficiaries; to visit them as often as importuning us for the means of ging practicable, at least once a year; and to forward in their studies. Their neceshold correspondence with them as fre- | sities are urgent, and, if not speedily requently as circumstances may require; lieved, they will be obliged to suspend, which has been done, so far as could be, for a time at least, the'r preparations for consistently with his other engagements. the Ministry; and, in all probability, a Frequent communications are had, also, || large number of pious and talented youth with the principal teachers, under whose will turn to other occupations, in despair tuition the young men are pursuing their of being able to reach the sacred office, studies: and written advice is submitted with the requisite qualifications. to them, occasionally, through the me This state of things is, indeed, humiliadium of the “Education Register,” | ting—it is appalling: and the question which, it is believed, they have all had will naturally be asked, have the Board the opportunity of reading. From their done their duty? Have suitable exervarious location, it is obvious, however, tions been made to raise funds? Of this, that the offices of paternity cannot be the Assembly must judge. We can only extended to them so fully and regularly say, that we have endeavoured to do our as might be, in other circumstances. duty. And we believe all has been atPAUCITY OF BENEFICIARIES, AND THE

tempted, which it would have been wise to attempt, in the circumstances of the

We may have been wanting in It may seem strange, that the number faith, but not, we trust, in solicitude, or is so small; that it has increased so little diligence. The fact is, the whole power beyond what it was a year ago: Strange, in this business, is, by the constitution of indeed, it is-nay, it is mortifying. This the Board, left in the hands of the PresBoard, ostensibly represents, and was de- llbyteries. All that is required of them,



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is, to hand over to us their surplus funds, denomination train its ministry in its own
for distribution. They were expected, way, than could be accomplished by any
indeed, to become auxiliary. A few of attempt at union, so long as there exists
them have done so, in form; but none of such a diversity of opinion, as is known
them have afforded efficient aid, beyond to exist among christians, in regard to
the wants of their own Beneficiaries. - the proper education and necessary quali-
Pastors of churches have, in some instan- fications of Gospel Minisiers.
ces, remonstrated against our going in We bid God-speed to our brethren of
among their people, to solicit contribu- other denominations in the household of
tions. We are not willing to be obtru- faith, in their efforts to fill up their min-
sive; to cause divisions in congregations, isterial ranks. We hail them, as fellow-
or to interfere with other benevolent in- | labourers in the good work of the Lord;
stitutions. We have not been able to but we wish to share in these labours of
procure agents, to operate, where an ap- | love. There is ample room, and a loud
plication would probably be welcomed. call for the exertions of all who love the
Several appointments have been made in Redeemer, and care for the souls of men.
different sections of the church; but they || It is our deliberate purpose, therefore,
have been declined, with the exception | to go forward, in this great work, in the
of one or two, perhaps. We are told, name and strength of the risen Saviour.
in very pathetic terms, that the pressing In the hearing of the high command, as
of our object, at present, would interfere it issues from the lips of redeeming love,
seriously with other good designs, of a “go, teach all nations”-and, on the
local character, dear to the hearts of the margin of “the fountain tha cleanseth
people. Agencies, moreover, are expen- from all sin,” we invoke the cordial co-
sive. Men cannot be expected to engage operation of the two thousand one hun-
in them, without adequate support; and dred and fifty-eight churches, with
we have not felt quite at liberty to give which we stand connected by a solemn
pledges, which it might not be in our profession of attachment to the same sys-
power to redeem.

tem of christian doctrine and ecclesiasti-
These are a few of the causes that have || cal order. Our aim is to raise up well-
operated against the success of this en- taught, and holy pastors for our seven
terprize. Others might be named; such hundred vacant congregations; evangeli-
as the supposed efficacy of manual-labour cal labourers, to perform missionary ser-
establishments, which, tncugh helpful vice in the waste places of our own great
to some extent, and worthy of public fa- country, and to assist in bearing the glad
vour, certainly cannot be made to super- tidings of Gospel Salvation to six hun-
cede the necessity of other pecuniary | dred millions of heathen. The Provi-
aid, unless young men are required to dence of God is calling upon us to en-
spend sone twenty years, of the best gage in this work, with renewed zeal,
part of life, instead of eight or ten, in and strong confidence. The spirit of re-
preparing to labour in the Gospel vine-vivals is abroad in the churches. Large
yard. Some people profess to have scru- | numbers of young men are brought into
ples, in regard to our general design, be- the kingdom of Christ, and are disposed,
cause, in a few instances, young men who by his grace, to serve him in the minis-
have received gratuitous aid, have disap-try of his gospel. They are saying, in
pointed public expectation; a result to view of the plentecus harvest, and scar-
be guarded against, with all care, but, city of labourers,"here are we, send
by no means, forming a valid objection to us. The time to favour Zion is come.
the cause. With another class of per-| The Macedonian cry, comes from every
sons, it is a question, whether an institu- quarter of the peopled world. The in-
tion, so limited in its scope-confined as habitants of the isles are waiting for Mes-
this is, in its appropriations, to indigent siah's law. Can we, in such circumstan-
youth of our own denomination, exclu-ces, and in such times as these, be inac-
sively, comport with the spirit of the tive, without treachery to our blessed
age, or be consistent with good feelings Master? We cannot. “He that is not
towards other portions of the great chris- with me, says Christ, is against me; and
tian family. On this point, the Presby- | he that gathereth not with me, scatter-
terian Church, in the exercise of chari-eth abroad." The maxim is divine and
ty and good will towards all that love our incontrovertible. Let us endeavour to
Lord Jesus Christ, expressed her judg- imbibe and manifest its spirit; and our
ment when she instituted this Board. labour will not be in vain in the Lord. A
Nor has it been proved, as vet, that her pious ministry-able, and in number,
decision was erroneous. It seems rea- adequate to the work that is to be per-
sonable to expect that more, in the ag- formed, is indispensable, in the grand
gregate, will be done, and done with less design of evangelizing the world.
danger of sectarian jealousy, if every We hope to be excused for these ex-


hortatory remarks. An earnest desire to reach the ear, and secure the assist BOARD OF EDUCATION, ance of the churches, through the medium of the General Assembly, must be

Elected by the last Assembly. our apology. One suggestion more, and

MINISTERS. we have done. If every congregation, by its minister or eldership, would be

Rev. H. R, Weed come responsible for the support of one

Sylvester Eaton, beneficiary, or more, as may suit their

Eliakim Phelps, ability, and make punctual payment,

Ashbel Green, D. D. semi-annually, or annually, we should, no longer, have occasion to complain of

Robert Steel, he want of funds. At a late meeting of

Samuel G, Winchester, the Presbytery of Philadelphia, pledges

W, L. McCalla, were given for the support of seventeen

C. P. Storrs, beneficiaries; and we are happy to learn, that this simple and practicable plan has

J. Mathews, D, D. been recently adopted elsewhere. How

Jas. Blythe, D. D. easy it would be, for this great Assembly,

John Witherspoon, to set an example, in this way, that would

Alexander Magee, animate and move the whole Presbyterian church, and give an impulse to the

Obadiah Jennings, cause of Ministerial education, that

George Potts, might pervade this land;—nay, this en

W. J. Frazer. tire world, and be had in grateful re

ELDERS. membrance, in the millenium. Would not the people, here represented, sustain

Mr. Thomas McKeen, such an act of confidence in their libe

Aristarchus Champion, rality and zeal, for the promotion of a

Matthew L. Bevan, design so closely connected with the glory of Christ, and the salvation of souls?

John McMullin, We throw out the idea, in the hope,

Henry McKeen, that, before the rising of this venerable

'Zalmon Fitch, body, we shall be authorized to say to our

James McCay, present incumbents-go on, in your preparations, for the Lord's work: you shall

Robt. J. Breckenridge, be supported; and to many others, in

David Patton, waiting for an answer to their applica

Felix Grundy, tion,-yes; we will receive you, also:

John Henderson, For “the harvest is plenteous, but the labourers are few."

Thomas Lindsey,

Samuel Thompson,
By order,

H. B, Funk,
Sec'y and Gen. Agent.

C. McIntyre.
Receipts by the General Agent for the Board of Education, from May 4th to the

6th inst, viz: United churches of Fox Run and Bullskin, Ky.

$ 1 50 Abrahan B. Hutton, of 6th church, Philadelphia,

50 John Fletcher, McConnelshurgh, Pa.

1 00 John Brewster, per Rev. Mr. Musgrave,

5 00 Church of Snow-Hill , Md. per Rev. Mr. Mustard,

3 43 Church of Frankford, Pa. additional,

30 75 Church of Freehold, New Jersey,

15 75

10 00 Church of Hillsborough, Ohio, per Rev. S. D. Blythe,

20 00 Church of Newburyport, by Rev. J. Proudfit, .

47 00 Rev. William Finney, Md. Harford county,

10 00 John Morrison, Esq. Abington, Pa. per Rev. R. Steel,

10 00 Rev, Nathaniel Calhoon, Va.

5 00 Churches of York and Hopewell, Pa. by Rev. Dr. Cathcart,

24 00 Church of Upper Marsh Creek,


4 00 Mrs. Jane Whiteside, Oak Mills, Pa. by Rev. Mr. Hutchinson, 1 00 Rev. Samuel Davis, by Mr. Barklav,

5 00 Church of Buffalo, Ohio, by Rev. Mr. Wallace,

5 25 JOSEPH B. MITCHELL, Treasurer. $199 18

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