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The superintendents of the various schools united in this cause form a Central Board, who annually elect from their number a President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and two others not of their body, who together constitute an Executive Committee.
The annual meeting for the choice of officers takes places on the first Wednesday in May.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN UNION, BOSTON.
ORGANIZED IN 1851 ; INCORPORATED IN 1852. The object of this institution is to induce the young men of the city to connect themselves with some religious society, always having regard to the denominational preferences of the person so applied to; and especially to seek out and impart information, and render aid, assistance, and encouragement, to those who come to the city as strangers; striving to guard them against temptation, to surround them with Christian influences, and to interest them in the cultivation of a religious life.
OFFICERS FOR 1862-3. James D. Thomson . . . . . . . . . . President. John B. Tileston . . . . . . . . . . . Vice-President. George P. Bates . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary. Eben R. Frost . . . . . . . . . . . .
Directors. Edward L. Jones.
Theodore Parkman. Leonard A. Jones.
Hamilton A. Hill. William A. G. Hooton.
John P. Almy.
BOSTON PORT SOCIETY.
INCORPORATED 1829. This society has for its object the improvement of the moral and religious condition of seamen in Boston and its vicinity. The funds of the society amount to about $70,000, invested in the Seamen's Bethel and Mariner's House, both situated in North Square. The annual expenditure is about $3,000. The ministers employed are Rev. Edward T. Taylor and Rev. J. W. F. Barnes.
OFFICERS FOR 1862-3. Hon. Albert Fearing : :
: · · · · · · · · His Excellency, John A. Andrew . . . . . . . Secretary. Charles Henry Parker, Esq. . . . . . . . . . Treasurer.
SEAMEN'S AID SOCIETY, OF BOSTON.
FORMED IN 1832. This society was organized, by ladies of Boston, for the following objects :
1. To assist in relieving sick and disabled seamen and their suffering families. 2. To afford aid and encouragement to the poor and industrious females belonging to the families of seamen. 3. To promote the education of seamen's children, and improve the character and condition of the seamen and their families.
Mrs. Albert Fearing ......President. Miss Harriet W. Taber . . . . . . . . . . Secretary.
Managers. Mrs. Edward T. Taylor.
Mrs. Nancy Fairbanks. Mrs. Charles Arnold.
Miss Ann E. Coffin, Mrs. Stephen Rhoades.
Mrs. Nicholas Baylies.
-AUTUMNAL CONVENTIONS. These are meetings of the Unitarian body, held in different parts of the country, at the invitation of friends, for the purpose of conference, discussion, public religious services, and the promotion of fraternal feelings. They have been held in the following places ; viz. : –
Preachers. 1842, Oct. 19, Worcester.
S Rev. Ezra S. Gannett, D.D.
Š, Orville Dewey, D.D. 1843, „ 2, Providence, R.I.
George Putnam, D.D.
Henry W. Bellows, D.D. 1844, , 15, Albany, N.Y.
Orville Dewey, D.D.
Ezra S. Gannett, D.D. 1845, „ 22, New York, N.Y. George Putnam, D.D.
Ephraim Peabody, D.D.
Edward B. Hall, D.D. 1846, „ 20, Philadelphia, Pa.
Frederic H. Hedge, D.D. 1847, „ 19, Salem.
Frederic A. Farley, D.D.
Wm. H. Furness, D.D. 1843, „ 17, New Bedford.
Chandler Robbins, D.D.
Alonzo Hill, D.D. 1849, „ 19, Portland, Me.
Geo. W. Hosmer, D.D.
„ Ephraim Peabody, D.D. 1850, „ 15, Springfield.
Charles T. Brooks. · George W. Briggs, D.D.
U (Rev. Thomas T. Stone, 1851, Oct. 14, Portsmouth, N.H. ?
, F. D. Huntington, D.D.
Orville Dewey, D.D. 1852, „ 26, Baltimore, Md.
George E. Ellis, D.D.
Alexander Young, D.D. 1853, „ 18, Worcester.
Samuel Osgood, D.D.
F. D. Huntington, D.D. 1854, , 10, Montreal.
Sam. K. Lothrop, D.D.
James Freeman Clarke. 1855, „ 23, Providence, R.I.
Oliver Stearns, D.D.
Thomas Hill, D.D. 1856, „ 14, Bangor, Me.
Henry W. Bellows, D.D.
Charles H. Brigham. 1857, , 13, Syracuse, N.Y.
John Cordner. 1858, „ 12, Salem.
Wm. Henry Channing. · Edmund H. Sears.
Thomas Starr King. 1859, „ 18, Lowell.
D. N. Sheldon, D.D.
Frederic H. Hedge, D.D. 1860, „ 9, New Bedford.
, William G. Eliot, D.D.
„ Horatio Stebbins. 1861, „ 15, Boston.
C. Č. Everett. 1862, „ 14, Brooklyn, N.Y.
» Robert Collyer.
PERIODICALS PUBLISHED IN THE
DENOMINATION. 1. THE CHRISTIAN EXAMINER, bi-monthly, Boston. Published by the Proprietor, at Walker, Wise, & Co.'s, 245, Washington Street. Price, four dollars a year.
2. THE MONTHLY RELIGIOUS MAGAZINE AND INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, Boston. Rev. Rufus Ellis and Rev. Edmund H. Sears, Editors. Published by Leonard C. Bowles, at 119, Washington Street. Price, three dollars a year.
3. The MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN UNITARIAN AsSOCIATION, Boston. Rev. James Freeman Clarke, Editor. Published by the Association, at 245, Washington Street. Price, one dollar a year.
4. THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL GAZETTE, semi-monthly, Boston. Joseph H. Allen, Esq., Editor. Published by the Sunday-school Society, at 119, Washington Street. Price, twenty-five cents a year.
5. THE CHRISTIAN REGISTER, weekly, Boston. Published by David Reed, at 22, School Street. Price, two dollars and fifty cents a year.
6. The CHRISTIAN INQUIRER, weekly, New York. Published by the Unitarian Association of the State of New York, at 111, Broadway. Price, two dollars a year.
CANDIDATES FOR SETTLEMENT.
This list will be published hereafter only four times a year, in the January, April, July, and October numbers of the “Journal.” Brethren desiring their names entered, or address changed, will please indicate the same to the Secretary of the A. U. A.
The * affixed to the word “Boston " indicates the address, -" Care of American
Unitarian Association, Boston."
Address. Charles W. Buck .
outh. La Fayette Bushnell, care of “ Christian Inquirer," New York. F. L. Capen . . . Care of Barnard Capen, Esq. Boston. William Cushing ·
Clinton. J. H. Fowler
Cambridge. Ed. I. Galvin . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cambridge. Fred. May Holland
Cambridge. John W. Hudson . .
Springfield. John M. Marsters . .
North Cambridge. Sidney H. Morse . .
Cambridge. William Gray Nowell . ..
Portsmouth, N.H. George Osgood . . . . . . .
Kensington, N.H. George F. Piper ...
Cambridge. Thomas H. Pons .......
Boston.* D, H. Ranney . . . . . . . . .
W. Brattleboro', Vt. James Richardson · · · · · ·
Boston.* Ed. G. Russell . . · · · · · · ·
Cambridge. James Sallaway · · · · · · · ·
Cambridge. Charles C. Sewall . .. . .
Medfield. George W. Stacy ....
Milford. Livingston Stone . · · ·
Cambridgeport. L. G. Ware . . . . . . . . . .
Boston.* Daniel A. Whitney . . . . . . .
Southborough. George S. Williams .
Notice. - The extracts from the journal of Frank E. Barnard, which were to have been inserted this month, are omitted for want of space. They will appear in the February number.
ESSENTIAL TRUTHS AND FORMAL ERRORS OF
Essay IV. The Orthodox Doctrine of Conversion and Regeneration. ORTHODOXY knows only two states in which man can be found. Man is either in the natural state, and then he is totally depraved ; or he is in the supernatural state, in which the chain of sin has been broken. He is either impenitent or penitent, either unregenerated or regenerate, unconverted or converted, a saint or a sinner.
There is no gradation, no shading-off, no twilight, between this midnight gloom and mid-day splendor. To the common eye, and in the judgment of their friends and neighbors, the people who enter a church seem of all degrees of goodness; and every one has good and bad qualities mixed up together in his character. But, as the Orthodox minister looks at them from the pulpit, they instantly fall into two classes, and become "my impenitent hearers,” and “my penitent hearers.”
Moreover, it is assumed that the distinction between these two classes is so marked and plain, that it can be