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will interpret them solely with reference to this controversy, and as such from the pen of his brother,
The Editor of the Christian Repository.
NORTHERN ASSOCIATION OF
UNIVERSALISTS. The members of the Northern Association of Universalists met in Council, according to appointment, at the house of Brother James Hale, in Barre, County of Washington, Vermont, on Tuesday evening, the first of October, 1822 ; and after uniting in solemn and devout prayer with Brother Robert Bartlett, organized by choosing, Br. JOAN E. PALMER, Moderator. Br. SAMUEL C. LOVELAND, Clerk, Br. ROBERT BARTLETT, Assistant Clerk.
Proceeded to read the letters from the several Societies in fellowship with this Association, and found them expressive of good tidings.
Voled, That the request of the church in Whiting, to be received into fellowship with this Association, be granted.
Appointed Brs. S. C. Loveland, Jonathan Wallace, and John E. Palmer, a committee to receive requests for letters of fellowship, or ordination, if any there be.
Adjourned till 8 o'clock, Wednesday morning.–Prayer by Br. Dolphus Skinner.
Wednesday Morning.--Met according to adjournment, Prayer by Br. Jonathan Wallace.
Voted, To receive the society in Crown Point, N. Y. into fellowship.
Voled, To dismiss Br. Royal Gage, at his request, from our connexion, and that Br. Loveland address said Br. Gage, by letter, with discretionary powers on the subject.
Attended to the report of the brethren appointed to visit the several societies, and found them expressive of good tidings. Order of public service for Wednesday.
Morning Service. Introductory Prayer, Br. KITTREDGE HAVEN. Sermon, Bt. ROBERT BARTLETT. Text. 1 Cor. xv. 57.-But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Concluding, Br. DOLPHUS SKINNER.
Afternoon Service. Introductory Prayer, Br. JONATHAN WALLACE. Sermon, Br. JAMES BABBIT. Text, Isaiah lii. 7.-How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation ; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth. Concluding, Br. Asa PRIEST.
Evening Service. Introductory Prayer, Br. DOLPHUS SKINNER. Sermon, Br. ELIAS SMITH, Text, Hebrews, ii. 8, 9.--Bul now we see not all things yet put under him. Bul we see Jesus, who was made a litile lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor ; that he by the grace of God should laste death for every man. Concluding, Br. R. BARTLETT.
Appointed Visitors for the ensuing year as follows: Barnard, Br. James Babbit; Bethel, Br. S. C. Loveland ; Bridgewater, Br S. C. Loveland; Barre, Br John E. Palmer ; Cavendish, Br. Asa Priest; Chester, Br. S. C. Loveland; Crown Point, Br. James Babbit ; Craftsbury, Br. John E. Palmer ; Hartland, Br. Robert Bartlett; Hancock, Br. Kittredge Haven; Londonderry, Br. S. C. Loveland; Montpelier, Northfield, ad Plainfield, Br. John E. Palmer ; Quieensbury, Br. Aaron man; Reading, Br. S. C. Loveland; Richmond, Br. John E. Palmer; Rockingham, and Springfield, Br. Robert Bari it; Shoreham, Br. Jonathan Wallace; Shrewsbury, Br. Dolphus Skinner; St. Johnsbury, Br. John E. Palmer; Strafford, Br. John E. Palmer; Townshend, Br. S. C. Loveland; Wardsboro Br. Asa Priest; Whiting, Br. Jonathan Wallace; Weston, Br" S. C. Loveland ; West Windsor, Br. Robert Bartlett.
Adjourned till 8 o'clock, Thursday morning.--Prayer by Br. S. C. Loveland.
Thursday Morning.--Met according to adjournment. Prayer by Br. Charles R. Marsh. Attended on the committee from the General Convention. Voted, To receive the society in Craftsbury into fellowship.
Voted, To request the several societies to give annualica counts of their numbers.
Voted, That whereas this Association has been duly, and, as they believe, correctly informed, that Mr. George W. Brooks has conducted in a manner unbecoming the Christian, and especially the Christian minister, that we withdraw our fellow. ship from him, and here by caution the public not to receive him as a preacher in our connexion.
Attended to a report of the committee appointed to receive requests for letters of fellowship, and ordination, who reported in favor of granting a letter of fellowship to Br. Charles R. Marsh, which report was accepted.
Poled, To receive the society in Williamstown into fellowship.
Order of service for Thursday. Introductory Prayer, Br. E. SMITH. Sermon, Br. K.HAVEN. Test, Romans xiv. 5.- Let every man be fully persuaded in his bien mind. Concluding Prayer, Br. J. BABBIT.
Afternoon Service. Prayer, Br. S. C. LOVELAND. Sermon, Br. E. SYITA.Text, 1saiah lv. 10, 11, 12, 13,-For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth ; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto I sent it, &c. Concluding, Br. C. R MARSH.
Evening Service. Introductory Prayer, Br. R. BARTLETT. Sermon, S. C. LoveLAND. Text, Matthew v. 44, 45.-But I say unto you, lore your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good lo them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you : That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeih rain on the just and on the unjust.
Concluding, Br. ELIAS SMITA.
Adjourned the Association to meet at Whiting, Vt. Krst Wednesday and Thursday in October, 1823. Prayer by Br. John E. PALMER.
JOHN E. PALMER, Moderator. SAMUEL C. LOVELAND, Clerk. ROBERT BARTLETT, Assistant Clerk.
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NEW ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSALISTS. Agreeably to previous arrangements, Brs. Hosea Balloni, Da. vid Ballou, Hosea Ballou 2d, Hubbard H. Winchester, and "John Brooks, convened at Br. Elizur Chamberlin's, in Bernardstown, Mass. on Thursday the 10th day of October instant, and formed an Association, by the name of the “Franklin Association of Universalists." Made choice of Brs. David Ballou, Moderator, and John Brooks, Clerk.
Attended public worship, at Rev. Mr. Rogers' Meeting-house, at half past 10 o'clock, A. M.
First prayer by Br. H. H. Winchester. Sermon by Br.H. Ballou 2d, from Isa. xxix. 13, 14. Concluding Prayer by Br. Brooks.
Public worship commenced in the afternoon with prayer, by Br. David Ballou. Sermon by Br. H. Ballou, from Rom. x. 17. Concluding prayer and benediction, by the same.
In the evening a discourse was delivered by Br. David Bai. lon, from Col. i. 28, “Whom we preach, warning every man
and teaching every man, in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus."
The speaker pointed out three essentially different ways, in which Christ is preached, viz.
1. As a whole Savior of a part, and a part only, of the hu. 2. As part of a Savior of all men, and a whole Savior of none. 3. As a whole Savior of all men.
The preacher made it very evident that the last is the gospel of God, who "sent his Son to be the Savior of the world."
The Association retired to Br. J. Connable's, and completed their business, by
1. Voting that the several Universalian churches and societies in this region be requested to send delegates to the next session of this Association.
2. Appointed Br. 5. Ballou, H. H. Winchester, and John Brooks, a committee to attend the General Convention, to be holden at Clinton, N. Y. on the third Wednesday and Thursday of September next, and request that this Association may be received into their fellowship, and placed under their patronage.
3. Adjourned to meet again at Whitingham, Vt. on the 4th Wednesday of September, A. D. 1823. Per [by] order,
From the Universalist Magazine.
ORDINATION. At Wilmington, Vt. on Tuesday the 22d of October, Br. HUBBARD H. WINCHESTER was publicly ordained to the work of the ministry.
Br. David Ballou of Monroe, Mass. the Introductory prayer. Br. Hosea Ballou of Boston, the Sermon, from Psalm li. 13, “Then will I teach transgressors thy way, and sinners shall be converted unto thee."
Br. David Ballou, the Ordaining prayer.
Br. Hosea Ballou 2d, of Roxbury, the Right Hand of Fellowship.
Br. Winchester, the Concluding prayer and Benediction.
A numerous and respectable audience attended, and evinceds by its attention, a deep interest in the services.
From the Brooklyn Observer.
A clergyman preaching in a neighboring town, in stating the number of elect, declared it to be his opinion, that no more than one in a million of the human race would finally be saved. A gentleman, who was one of his parishioners, observed if there were not more than ten persons to be saved out of the United States, his chance would be so small that he could not afford to pay a minister for preaching. This coming to the clergyman's ears, he called on the gentleman, with a view of having a reconciliation. And to obtain it, observed that he wrote the sermon in a hurry, and that he inserted the word million—that thinking afterwards that he had stated the number to be lost too high, he altered it by inserting the word thousand in lieu of MILLION, (a very trifling alteration) and in reading his sermon he did not attend to the caret, and read MILLION. This not satisfying the gentleman, and others complaining that it was but a poor lottery, where there were a thousand blanks to a prize, the clergyman, (no doubt fearing the loss of his salary) soon after delivered a discourse, in which (we presume on a new calculation) he stated that in his opinion, something more than half the human race would finally be saved. Whether this persuaded the gentleman to continue his support, we have not ascertained.
QUERY. How long would it take this accommodating clergy. man, under the influence of so powerful a monitor as the appalling spectre of a reduced salary, to become a Universalist, provided his liberality should increase in the same arithmetical proportion in future ?
REMARKS ON 2 COR. II. 15. 16. We notice this passage in compliance with a request from our friendly correspondent, who wished our views on this subject. The words are these : "For we