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of sentiment between themselves and all the Protestant evangelical churches of every denomination.

When the Synod recollect, that over those funds, collected by their zeal and industry, their influence was exercised with a single view to the best interest of the community, and that their exclusive conroul over any portion of those means was most cheerfully relinquished when a prospect of effecting the same great object on broader principles and a more extensive scale was presented, they feel confident that they will be accredited by every candid and charitable member of the community, when they declare, that in that appeal which they are about to make to the religious public, they are not influenced by personal or sectarian views; and that their sole motive in determining to reserve to themselves the controul of the contemplated institution of learning, is the danger of having the funds which may be called for its benefit perverted to the promotion of objects different from, and opposed to those first contemplated, as the funds of the Kentucky Academy, once under our controul, have been.

The Synod, desirous of affording to the youth of the West the opportunity of a liberal education, under circumstances calculated to guard their morals and best interests from those snares which are now planted in the principal seat of science amongst us, do, humbly trusting in the blessing of Almighty God, and in the patronage and liberality of an enlightened and religious public, unitedly and unanimously agree to establish a seminary of learning, on the following plan, viz:

1st. All the trustees and officers of the institution, shall at first be chosen by the Synod, and if thereafter otherwise appointed, shall be subject to the confirmation of the Synod.

2d. The literary course in this Institution shall be that prescribed in the most approved Colleges in America.

3d. A course of biblical learning, a brief view of ecclesiastical history, together with the evidences of Christianity, shall be punctually attended to.

4th. No religious principles that are peculiarly Presbyterian, or which are not recognised by the confessions and standards of the great body of Protestant and Evangelic Churches, shall be inculcated in any of the literary classes in the Seminary. But if the Synod shall at any time hereafter see proper to engraft upon this institution a Theological course, for the purpose of accommodating students in Theology, they do not by this article preclude themselves from shaping the instruction of the Theological classes according to their own peculiar principles.

5th. No change shall ever take place in the four first articles of the original compact, but by the unanimous concurrence of the Synod and Trustees.

6th. The site of the Institution shall be within one mile of the town of Danville.

7th. The College shall be known by the name of the “ College of Kentucky.”

From the Panoplist.

FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL. The Annual Report of the Agents of this promising establishment, signed by

the Chairman of the Executive Committee, JAMES MORRIS, Esq. and brought down to Sept. has lately been forwarded to the Prudential Committee. We lay it before our readers in the form of an abridgment, using the language of the Report wherever it can conveniently be done.

The instruction of the school continued under the superintendence of Mr. Edwin W. Dwight, till last May. On the second of that month, at the annual meeting of the agents, the Rev. Herman Daggett was inducted into office as the principal of the school. The committee have the pleasure of stating, that Mr. Dwight, while discharging the duties of principal, had the progress of the pupils near his heart; both with respect to their advancement in science, and their proficiency in religious knowledge and piety. It appeared, on the public examination, that the scholars had made satisfactory improvement in the several branches of learning in which they had been taught by him, and under his direction.

At the commencement of this report, the committee cannot refrain from noticing the death of Henry Obookiah, which took place on the 17th of February. Our loss in his removal was, we trust

, 'his unspeakable gain. He adorned the christian character, and his influence in the school was salutary and commanding. An account of his last sickness and death, together with some memoirs of his life, will soon appear before the public.

Samuel Ruggles and James Ely still continue members of the school. They are both young men of piety and promise. Their deportment and example are such as become the high profession they have made. Their progress in study is honourable to themselves; and they continue to hold themselves devoted to the missionary cause. The former has been employed during a part of the time,

. in visiting sundry towns, both in this and the neighbouring States, to solicit donations for the school, in which he has been greatly successful. He obtained many useful articles, both of clothing and bedding, beside books and money. The conduct of these two young men has been such as to increase the high anticipations of their future usefulness.

[The committee next mention a youth of our own country, who, as it is thought inexpedient that he should continue at the school, need not here be brought before the public.]

The seventeen youths, who were bora pagans, are six Sandwich islanders, two natives of India, a Chinese, two Society islanders, and six of the aborigines of our own country. Four natives of the Sandwich Islands are now professors of religion. Thomas Hopoo was mentioned in the last report as having been admitted to the church. He continues to give good evidence of piety, and burns with an ardent desire to carry the glad tidings of salvation to his perishing brethren at Owhyhee.

His countrymen, William Tennoe, John Honooree, and George Sandwich, having, for a considerable time, given satisfactory evidence of faith in Christ, made a public profes

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sion of that faith the first Sabbath in September, were baptized, and admitted to the church in Cornwall. Tennoe is persevering in his studies, writes a good hand, and displays a happy talent in composition. Honooree retains his native language in a high degree; but does not speak English with ease and clearness. He has a turn for the mechanical arts, possesses considerable vigour of intellect, is discreet and stable, and sets an example worthy of imitation.-Sandwich is industrious, makes good improvement, and adorns the christian character.

George Tamoree has seasons of religious impressions, is of an ardent temperament, makes good proficiency in his studies, and inproves in his general deportment. The remaining Owhyhean, William Kummo-oo-tah, is a pleasant, agreeable youth, learns English well, and is now hopefully pious.

John Windall's progress in learning has been slow. His powers of mind are small; and it has been deemed inexpedient to continue him longer in the school. The committee have placed him under the care of a farmer, who will give him religious instruction, and allow him a compensation for his labour.

John Johnson was dismissed from the school last February, for inproper conduct. He has probably gone on board a vessel to revisit his native country.

Simon Annance has made reasonable proficiency in his studies; has been respectful and obedient; but has, on some occasions, been rather averse to labour.

Wong Arce, a Chinese, was taken into the school for a season; but was dismissed for misconduct.

Adin Gibbs, one of our Aborigenes, was born in Pennsylvania, is a descendant of the Delaware tribe, speaks the English language fluently and impressively, makes laudable progress in study, is a professor of religion, and highly adorns the character of a Christian. He is exemplary in all his conduct; and his character procures him influence among his fellow students. He was religious before he joined the school, which was in April last.

George Timor, a native of the Island of Timor, in the Indian sea, came to this country from Batavia. He lived awhile in Philadelphia as a servant; and was sent to the school by a worthy clergyman of that city. He is mild and inoffensive; but not having sufficient powers of mind to make advances in study, he has been placed under the care of a religious farmer, that, while he earns his living, he may

learn the simple truths of the Gospel. Stephen Poo-po-hee, a native of one of the Society Islands, has lived with Pomare, and was in the battle which took place on the Sabbath between the Christian party and the idolaters, and which ended in the defeat of the latter. Poo-po-hee has no parents living; came to this country only to see it; and joined the school in April last, soon after he landed on our shores.-Since that time he has been thoughtful and serious, and the committee are not without hope that he has become truly pious, and is a chosen vessel to carry the Gospel to some islanders of the Pacific.

Charles Pa-pa-yoo is a companion of Poo-po-hee, came to NewYork in the same ship, and joined the school at the same time. He is a native of Otaheite. His talents are promising; but he, like many other young persons, is thoughtless in regard to religion. Both these Society islanders are about twenty years of age. They and the Sandwich islanders are well formed fine looking young men.

Joseph Botang Snow, a native Malay, was stolen from Malacca, when four or five years old carried to Batavia, aud thence to Canton. He was held as a slave, and offered for sale to a Chinese merchant; but he begged himself ofl. His master then disposed of him to Mr. Samuel Snow, of Providence, R. I. who was then a commercial agent of the U.S. at Canton, and who brought this Malay with him on returning to this country. Botang learnt the Chinese language while resident at Canton, and retains it still. He speaks English intelligibly. At Providence he became serious, and hopefully renewed in heart; was baptized on a profession of his faith, and admitted to a church there. He joined the school last spring; and his conduct has been unexceptionable. From his appearance it is supposed he is about thirty years of age.

Three Cherokee youths, and a Choctaw, from 14 to 17 years of age, were brought to the school by Mr. Cornelius, in August

. The names of the Cherokees are, Leonard Hicks, Elias Boudinot, and Thomas Basil ; the two latter being named after gentlemen who have the welfare of our Indians much at heart. The first is a son of Mr. Hicks, who is a Cherokee of more influence than any other in the tribe, and has been, for five years, a professor of religion, and a member of the Moravian Church at Spring Place. The name of the Choctaw is M Kee Folsom. His father is a white man, his mother a full blooded native.

Arnold Krygsman, a Malay boy of 12 years old, has just been received into the school. He was born at Padang, on the south side of Sumatra ; his mother a native Sumatran, his father a Dutchman.-Both parents being dead, he was sent to this country for his education, by an elder brother, and committed to the care of a captain, who brought him to Newburyport last April.

It ought to be acknowledged with gratitude, that the smiles of Providence

have remarkably attended the school. It numbers eight professors of religion; and two or three others, who are hopefully pious.-Its pupils have literally come from the east and the west, the north and the south, from different climates, and remote continents and islands, to have the darkness of Paganism dispelled, and the light of the Gospel communicated in this benevolent institution. Many prayers are continually offered for the youths here assembled, that their souls may be saved, and they may carry salvation to multitudes of their brethren.

Little more than two years ago, the idea of this school was suggested by an individual to two of his friends. They united in prayer for divine direction. The subject was proposed to the Board, whose committee we are now addressing, and the subsequent history of the design need not here be repeated.

The report concludes with

appropriate reflections, and an honourable testimony to the Rev. Mr. Daggett, as peculiarly qualified to preside over such a school, and to impress religious truth upon the expanding minds of these interesting youths.


Visit of the Prudential Committee to the Foreign Mission School.

After the meeting of the Board in September, the Prudential Committee made an official visit to the school, for the purpose of viewing the houses and land which had been purchased, and becoming more fully acquainted with the minute interests of the establishment. Though it was in vacation, the greater part of the scholars were present.

After an examination into the state of the school, a short exhibition was made of the improvement which the pupils had made in public speaking. M'Kee Folsom delivered a short declamation in Choctaw; Elias Boudinot in Cherokee; Poo-po-hee in Otaheitan; Honooree in Owhyhean; one of the American youths in Chinese, as he had learned it from Botang ; Gibbs, Hopoo, and others in English. These declamations, excepting the English ones, were composed by the youths themselves; we do not mean, that they were all written ; but they were connected speeches, prepared for exhibition. The declamation of Honooree was part of a colloquy, which had been composed for the public examination in May. He delivered it with surprising force and animation. As he came to the part which affected his feelings most, the excessive agitation of his countenance, and his whole frame, and the unparalleled rapidity and vehemence of his utterance, were so much beyond our standard of animated delivery, as to be rather painful to the audience. The English pieces, except that of Hopoo, were extracts from the noblest parts of Robert Hall's and of Dr. Dwight's sermons. It was interesting to hear these grand compositions uttered by tawny youths, but lately rescued from the forests, and the islands, inhabited only by heathens. They were generally delivered with great propriety. The

. piece spoken by Hopoo was composed by himself, as a farewell address to the scholars, in contemplation of the separation which would take place, should he first visit the land of his fathers, to bear the message of salvation. The performance was highly creditable to his talents, and many parts of it were suited deeply to affect a considerate mind. Towards the close he alluded to the death of Obookiah, and of his friend and benefactor Mr. Mills, in a tender manner. The whole exhibition, and the prospects of the school were calculated to warm the benevolent heart, and to prompt to activity and diligence in the great work of sending the Gospel to the heathen.

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Extract from the Fourth Annual Report of the Elizabeth-Town Free School As

sociation, communicated for the Christian Herald. The number of schools under the care of this Board continue the same as at the last annual meeting, viz. one for white female children,

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