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I make it my rule to lay hold of light, and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held
* Too many are to be found in all countries, like the Italian Philosopher, who was un.
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AND PRESBYTERIAN CLERGYMEN.
ji Associate Reformed Church..... Keport of the State of Religion, &c. Associate Reformed Church. Synodical Treasury, 1100 98
At the late meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed
$3313 96 Church, the Rev. Dr. Mason stated, that in consequence of ill health he had Report of the state of Religion, determined to resign his office of Pro-Within the boundaries of the Reformed vost in Columbia College, and that in
Dutch Church in North America, tending to take a voyage to Europe,
made June, 1816. he should be prevented from officiat. (The Reformed Dutch Church in this cour
try contains about 80 congregations, siting any longer as Professor in the The
uated in New York and New Jersey.ological Seminary. The Synod ex
At the late meeting of the Synod, the pressed their deep sense of the value Committee on the state of Religion made of the services which Dr. M. had
the following report:) .tuitously rendered the institution, and That on an examination of the minvoted him 500 dollars, as a token of utes of the particular Sypods of Newtheir disposition to remunerate him York and Albany, (the only sources of more liberally if they had the means.
their information) they rejoice to find The number of Students who atten-| that the Lord still continues to bless ded at the Theological Seminary tbe the means of grace, and to animate his last term was 21. The expences of servants by causing his work to prosthe institution for the year ending the per in their hands.
During the year 30th of April last, was as follows:
past, not only have vacant congrega
tions, some of which had long been Expences of Superintendents, 65
destitute of the stated ministry of the Ditto of Professors,
word and ordinances, been furnished Students board,
with pastors, but a rich measure of diContingences of Seminary, 40
vine influence also has been imparted Total on account of the Seminary $2789 98 bounds of the particular Synod of Al
to many of your societies. Within the By the Statistical Table of the Associate Re-bany, the state of religion appears to
formed Church in North America, it ap- be improving. The truths of the Gospears that there were, on the 30th of A-l pel are heard by increasing numbers, pril last,
and with solemn attention. In the (Ministers Pongre.
congregation of Wynant's Kill, the Digations.
vine Spirit has rendered the gospel ef
fectual to the awakening and converIn the Synod of
sion of many.
In the congregations belonging to the Classis of Poughkeep
sie, the zealous efforts of the servants New-York, 21
of the Redeemer, to promote the interPennsylvania,
3 23 (11|ests of his kingdom, have been owner! Sciotu, 23 2
28 and blessed in a measure which calls
for our special gratitude. The church 53 7 14
108 52|| of Poughkeepsie has enjoyed a season The receipts into the Treasury of unusually refreshing; inany have been the General Synod, from 30th April,lawakened; more than a hundred per1815, tə 30th April, 1816, according to sons, apd those principally from among the Treasurer's account current, were the young, have been added to the as follows:
church. The revival has been power1. Donations to the perma
ful, and extended its happy influence nent fund,
$988 to the souls of not a few blacks. A 2. Contributions to the Semi
mong the congregations under the junary for current expences, 1323 98|risdiction of the particular Synod of 3. General Contributions to the New-York, your Committee fed hap
py to state, that a growing attention |ful preaching of the word, and the es-
Among the means, which appear to || der the care of this judicatory, 'as
Church, Associate Reformed
of American Bible Society 282) Commandment 4th, Exceptions to the 145
What is forbidden in 149
155 Connecticut Missionary Society 45
139 Contradictions, seeming reconciled 88
280 Constitution of Amer. Bible Socieiy 281
Rev. Dr. Buchanan
160 Distressed old Man
280 Documents respecting Loring D.
Edwards', Pres. Character of works 138
191 | Election, Scripture doctrine of stated 81
Essay on the education of Children 207
2 Fuller, Rev. D. death of
At the late meetir. Synod of the In.. Church, the Rev. 1 that in consequence determined to remi vost in Columbia tending to take a he should be pro ing any longer a ological Semin pressed their of the service tuitously rende voted him 61 their dispos Inore liberal
The pun ded at the last terms the institu 30th of A Expence Ditto of Student Contis