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IT is gratifying to perceive, by their late advertisement, that the Editors of this useful little work have thus early turned their attention to its publication for the ensuing year. It has heretofore been issued hardly in time to be circulated through the country by the commencement of the year. Its patrons must be gratified at the prospect of having the evil corrected.

The Almanack, since its first publication, has been the writer's constant pocket companion. Comprising so much information, interesting to the friends of the Church, in so small a compass, and imparting it at so low a price, he does not see how it can fail to be generally circulated. It is obvious, however, that merely encouraging the sale of the Almanack is not the only patronage that should be extended towards it. The public spirit of the members of the Church should be further exercised, by contributing, each what he may, towards making its contents full and accurate. The labour of each will be small; the aggregate highly important and valuable. Let the Secretary of every religious society attached to our Church, send a list of the officers of the society to which he belongs; and the Secretary of every Convention, a list of the Clergy of that Diocess, of the Standing Committee, and of other permanent conventional appointments. A very little time and attention on the part of each would be suffici. ent. The whole would present a mass of information whereby the state of our Church would be accurately known, and the facility of Christian intercourse between its different sections be greatly promoted.

There has been, heretofore, a very obvious deficiency in the returns made for the Almanack. In that for this year particularly, the writer has perceived the names of several of the Clergy to be wrong. In the officers of societies, also, he knows there is much inaccuracy. One Clergyman is represented as belonging both to NewJersey and Kentucky; and another, as in the Standing Committee of both Pennsylvania and Maryland. These can be owing to nothing but inaccuracy in the returns; or to delay, which rendered it necessary to resort to whatever information could be gleaned from informal and insufficient sources. As a Churchman, anxious for every

thing that may, in any way, be serviceable to the Church, I cannot but sincerely hope that greater attention will be paid to securing all the advantages that may be de rived from the Almanack. The fault cannot be with the publishers. They necessarily depend on the information they re


The "Succession of American Bishops" is a most interesting document. It has, however, been suffered to be uniformly

defective. Can no information be sent relative to the first Bishop of Virginia? There are blanks, also, it will be perceived, where there should be recorded the deaths of Bishops Claggett and Smith. Should this meet the eye of any person above deficiencies, it is earnestly hoped who may be able to supply either of the that he will thus contribute to the perfect accuracy of a document which may, at some period of our Church, be highly im portant and valuable.

Are the particulars under the head of Conventional Meetings entirely correct? North-Carolina does not appear in this list at all.

It is obviously important that regard have communications forwarded by the should be paid the publishers' request, to first of September.

Julg, 1819.



The hand of the diligent maketh rich

'The Bank for Savings, incorporated at the last session of the Legislature, commenced its operations, in this city, on Saturday evening, July 3d. The deposits made, chiefly by that class of industrious, prudent citizens, for whose benefit this laudable Institution has been established, have vastly exceeded the most sanguine anticipation of the Trustees, and already amount, in the course of one manth, to about $40,000.

No benevolent association, hitherto introduced into this city, promises to be of more extensive and permanent benefit than the Savings Bank. Similar establishments

in Great-Britain, and in several towns and cities in this country, have been productive of the most benign effects. We most cordially hope that the example will be generally followed throughout the United States. With this view the Address of the

Trustees is subjoined, as best explanatory of the leading principles and objects of a Savings Bank, and which are equally applicable to every other place.


THE Legislature of the State having, at their last session, incorporated this Institution, the Trustees now offer its advantages to all classes of their fellow-citi


It is generally known that, in GreatBritain, Institutions of this kind have produced the most beneficial effects; and, in this country, circumstances seem still more favourable to their utility. Several of them are now in successful operation in our sister States.

It is a common remark, that the unconditional and indiscriminate relief of the indigent increases the amount of poverty. It is often an injury to the poor themselves. By inducing them to rely on gratuitous and undeserved assistance, it destroys their sense of dignity and self-respect, degrades them in their own estimation, and reduces them to the abject condition of idle indifference and daily dependance.

This Institution is liable to no such objections. It is not a common charitable institution, although it will prove emphatically charitable in its ultimate effects. It will help none but those who are willing to help themselves.

The Act of Incorporation, and the Regulations for the Government of the Bank, will so fully explain its design, that little more need be said respecting it. Its object is as plain as it is useful and salutary. It is intended to furnish a secure place of deposit for the Savings of Mechanics, Manufacturers, Mantuamakers, Cartmen, Seamen, Labourers: in short, of all who wish to lay up a fund for sickness, for the wants of a family, or for old age.

To many industrious persons, who have saved a little property, and who do not wish to employ it in trade, this Bank will also be a desirable institution. The risk of loaning their money to individuals, and the losses which frequently result from it, will here be entirely avoided.

The utmost facility will be given to the receiving and paying monies at the Bank; and the amount deposited will be invested in such funds as the Trustees may deem perfectly secure. They will not in any case whatsoever loan any part of the money to individuals.

It is thought expedient that no sum less than a dollar be received, nor any part of a dollar in larger sums. It is de

sirable that all drafts on the Bank should be in even sums. The intention of this regulation is to lessen the labour of the book-keeper, and consequently to diminish the expense of the Institution.

When the deposits of any individual amount to five dollars, they will begin to draw interest in the manner directed and explained in the By-Laws; and the interest, if not called for, will be added to the principal, and be itself productive of interest.

The immense profit which arises from a rigid system of economy, and from depositing even small savings at interest, probably exceeds the most sanguine expectations: the sum of one dollar, deposited weekly for a period of sixty years, would amount, at the end of that time, with its accumulation of interest, to upwards of twenty thousand dollars.

The directors owe it both to the public and themselves distinctly to declare, that they entirely disclaim the idea of receiving any personal emolument or advantage in any shape whatever. It is equally their intention that the Bank itself shall not be a gaining concern. In case the little savings arising from the reduction of interest, and all other sources, shall be more than sufficient to defray the necessary expenses of the Institution, they will advance the rate of interest paid to the depositors. They are only desirous of making the Bank support itself.

From this brief statement of the principles of the Institution, its object will be fully understood, and the Trustees cannot but hope, that it will meet the approbation and encouragement of every member of the community. They are persuaded that its natural effects will be, to increase the happiness and comfort of the poor.

A pecuniary gain to the indigent is not the only advantage to be expected from this Institution. Their moral feelings, it is hoped, will be greatly benefitted. It must have a direct tendency to induce habits of frugality and forethought, of self-assistance and self-respect.

There are few spectacles more truly gratifying, or more honourable to human nature, than a poor man surmounting, by his own exertions, the difficulties of his situation, and training up his family in the ways of honour and virtue, of industry and independence.

To encourage the exertions, and to animate the hopes of such as these, this Institution has been formed: and the Trustees have now only to express the wish that all classes of their fellow-citizens may be induced to promote, by their influence and example, its progress and


Signed in behalf of the Board of Trustees. WILLIAM BAYARD, President. JOHN MURRAY, jun, Treasurer, New-York, June, 1819..


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It is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, tet us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. Matt. xvii. 4. METHINKS it is good to be here:

If thou wilt let us build-but for whom? Nor Elias, nor Moses appear,

But the shadows of eve, that encompass the gloom,

Shall we build to Affection and Love?
Ah, no! they have wither'd and died,
Or fled with the spirit above-
Friends, brothers, and sisters are laid side
by side,

Yet, none have saluted, and none have replied!

Unto Sorrow? The dead cannot grieve; Not a sob, not a sigh meets mine ear, Which compassion itself could relieve! Ah! sweetly they slumber, nor hope, love, or fear

Peace, peace, is the watch-word, the only one here!

Unto Death, to whom monarchs must bow?
Ah, no! for his empire is known,
And here there are trophies enow!
Beneath, the cold dead! and around, the
dark stone!

Are the signs of a sceptre, that none may disown!

The first tabernacle to Hope we will build! And look for the sleepers around us, to rise!

The second to Faith, which ensures it fulfill'd

And the third to the Lamb of the great


Who bequeathed us them both, when he rose to the skies!

The abode of the dead, and the place of Richmond, 7th Oct. 1816.

the tomb.

Shall we build to Ambition? Oh, no!
Affrighted, he shrinketh away;
For see! they would pin him below,
To a small narrow cave, and begirt with
cold clay,

To the meanest of reptiles a peer and a prey!

To Beauty? Ah, no!-she forgets

The charms which she wielded beforeNor knows the foul worm, that he frets The skin which but yesterday fools could adore,

For the smoothness it held, or the tint which it wore.

Shall we build to the purple of Pride-
The trappings which diz'n the proud;
Alas! they are all laid aside-
And here's neither dress nor adornment

But the long winding-sheet and the fringe

of the shrowd!

To Riches? Alas! 'tis in vain


From the Niagara Patriot (published at Buffalo, New-York) of June 29.

ON Thursday, the 24th inst. the corner stone of an Episcopal Church was laid in this village, attended with an appropriate service. The Rev. WILLIAM A. CLARK delivered a well adapted discourse to a large and respectable audience, assembled on the spot. The Masonic Brethren honoured us with their attendance, and assisted in the ceremony. Every thing was done "decently and in order." When we consider the pressure of the times, and the unremunerated losses sustained by the inhabitants of this village in the late war, we cannot but remark that this instance of their libe

Who hid, in their turns, have been hidrality, in erecting a house for the pub

The treasures are squander'd againAnd here, in the grave, are all metals


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lic worship of Almighty God, deserves the applause of every well wisher to mankind, and is a manifest indication of their growing zeal for the honour and support of the Christian religion. We rejoice that we are no longer to lay under the reproach of the Prophet

ceiled houses, and this" (the Lord's) "Is it time for you to dwell in your "house lie waste."

While our citizens manifest so laudable a zeal in erecting an earthly temple, and preserving the external order of God's worship, it is our hope and prayer that they may have a happy station in that spiritual building, of which "Jesus Christ himself" is the "Chief Corner Stone."


On Saturday, the 3d of July, St. Philip's Church, in Collect-street, New-York, was consecrated to the service of Almighty God, agreeably to the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church, by the Right Rev. Bishop HOBART, attended by most of the Episcopal Clergy of the city. Morning Prayer was performed by the Rev. JAMES MILNOR, Rector of St. George's Church, and a suitable discourse delivered by the Bishop. This Church, which is a very neat and commodious edifice, has been erected in part by a donation from Trinity Church, New-York, and in part by the subscriptions of Episcopalians in that city, for the use of the coloured members of the different churches and chapels in the city, who had become too numerous for the accommodations assigned them. The workmanship of the edifice was principally effected by mechanics among themselves, and reflects great credit on their skill and taste.

The following account of this Church has been handed us:

"The corner stone was laid on the 6th of August, 1818. It is a wooden edifice of 60 feet by 50, and 36 feet from the ground to the eves; the basement being six feet above the ground, calculated to af ford accommodations for instruction. The Church has galleries on both sides and in front, and contains altogether 144 pews. It has cost a little rising $8000. The communion table, three small glass chandeliers, two folio and two smaller Prayer Books for the pulpit and desk, the greater part of the value of a folio Bible, and a carpet for the chancel, were presented by generous individuals. The late proprietors of Zion Church also contributed various articles, rescued from the conflagration of the former edifice of that name. The females of the congregation have defrayed the principal expense of hangings for the pulpit and desk, and are about procuring communion plate."

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It is with pleasure we publish the fol, lowing by request..

To all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, and endeavour to make known his deeds among the people, his saving health among all nations.

THE Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) Female Missionary Society, having undertaken to print the Harmony of the four Evangelists, in the Delaware Language, for the benefit of the Indians, but finding their funds inadequate to defray the whole expense attending the same, hereby respectfully solicit the aid, either by contribution or annual subscription, of all those who wish well to the cause of the propagation of the Gospel among the Heathen. The work contains all that the four Evangelists have recorded concerning Jesus Christ. All their relations are brought together in one narration, and no circumstance is omitted; but that inestimable history is continued in one series, in the very words of Scripture, and without any comment whatever. The translation was made by the late Rev. David Zeisberger, who laboured as a missionary among the Delaware and other tribes, with distinguished faithfulness, zeal, and blessing, for more than forty years. It may be considered to be a standard work; as the united testimonies of a number of Delaware Christian Indians now

living, of the missionaries who reside among them, who use this translation constantly, and of the Rev. John Heckewelder, of this place, who lived for many years among the Indians, all concur in pronouncing it to be correct. The venerable Rev. Mr. Heckewelder has kindly undertaken to revise the work while printing. It is intended to commence the publication as early as possible. Those friends to the missionary cause, therefore, who may be inclined to assist in the undertaking, are earnestly requested to forward their contributions to the Rev. Benjamin Mortimer, No. 104 Fulton-street, NewYork; the Rev. William H. Van Vleck, No. 74 Race-street, Philadelphia; or the Rev. Charles F. Seidel, President of the Society, Bethlehem.

Bethlehem, 24th May, 1819.

To Correspondents.

The communication of A true Churchman has been perused with pleasure. It shall have a place in our next.

To our correspondent Indagator we are indebted for the selection of Notes from D'Oyly and Mant's Bible, commenced in the present, and to be continued in our future, numbers. Pearls and Diamonds, as he justly entitles them, that embellish and enrich this invaluable Family Bible.

Our friends in Charleston shall be gratified.

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Biographical Memoirs of the late


THE REV. BELA HUBBARD, D. D. a son of Daniel and Diana Hubbard, was born at Guilford, Connecticut, on the 27th of August, 1739. His parents were congregationalists. After receiving a degree at Yale College, 1758, he passed a year at King's (now Columbia) College, New-York, under the tuition of its late President, the Rev. Dr. Johnson, who was his friend and spiritual father, both having originated from the same town. In the autumn of 1763, Dr. Hubbard, together with the Right Rev. Bishop Jarvis, crossed the Atlantic ocean, with the view of obtaining holy orders. They arrived in England in December, and resided there till the April following. They were ordained Deacons by the Right Rev.Frederick Keppel, Bishop of Exeter, in the King's Chapel, London, on the 5th of February, 1764; and Priests, by the Right Rev.Charles Lyttleton, Bishop of Carlisle, in St. James's Church, Westminster, on the 19th of the same month; and on the 28th they were licensed by the Right Rev. Richard Osbaldeston, Bishop of London, to perform the office of Priests in NewEngland, North-America. On their return from England, Dr. Hubbard officiated at Guilford and Killingworth, until the year 1767, when he was appointed by the Society in England for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, their Missionary at New and West Haven. From the Society he continued to receive a salary of 60% per annum, until the peace in 1783.-At this time he became entirely dependant on his parishes, and VOL. III.


as his people were few, his salary was small. His living, however, was rendered comfortable by the liberality of his parishioners and the exemplary economy of Mrs. Hubbard, who, to many other valuable qualities which became her station, added a thorough knowledge of the characters and wants of the poor. As his people increased in numbers and in wealth, his salary became more ample; and his services on the Lord's day were at length confined to Trinity Church, New-Haven, though he continued to officiate occasionally in the adjoining parishes; in all of which he was regarded with reverence and affection as their spiritual father.

He died on Sunday, December 6th, 1812, in the 74th year of his age. His funeral was attended on the Wednesday following by an unusually large concourse of people, who manifested their respect by the most affectionate grief. A sermon adapted to the occasion was delivered by the Rev. Henry Whitlock, assistant to the late Rector; and the burial service was performed, in an impressive manner, by the Right Rev. Bishop Jarvis, his old companion and friend. Churchman's Mαgazine.

Extract from a Sermon, delivered De

cember 9th, 1812, at the Funeral of the Rev. BELA HUBBARD, D. D. Rector of Trinity Church, in the City of New-Haven, by the Rev. HENRY WHITLOCK, Minister of said Church.

I rise to address my audience on a subject peculiarly sad and solemn. The earthly tabernacle of the venerable and beloved Rector of this church, lies here before us in ruins. The feet


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