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THE

A MERICAN

QUARTERLY REGISTER.

CONDUCTED BY

B. B. EDWARDS AND W. COGSWELL.

VOL. X.

PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY.

BOSTON:

PRINTED BY PERKINS & MARVIN.

1838.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by William CogswELL, Secretary of the American Education Society, in behalf of said Society, in the Clerk's

Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE. MAS

Period. 61

. V.10 ) 1837-1838

PREFACE TO VOLUME X.

There are various associations in this country which have for their principal object to promote the study of the antiquities of the United States; to collect, embody and diffuse information on a great variety of important subjects. Among the foremost of these are the Historical Societies which have been formed in a number of States, and some of which enjoy a vigorous existence, and are producing the happiest results. The American Antiquarian Society at Worcester are enlarging their sphere of operations, and augmenting the precious relics of former times. The State of Massachusetts, under the auspices of the present enlightened governor, are doing much to rescue the records of the past from neglect and decay. The Rev. Joseph B. Felt, a learned antiquary, who has been compelled by infirmity to desist from his ministerial functions, has been for many months employed upon the time-worn documents in the State House. A large number of ponderous folios, with papers well classified and arranged, and substantially bound, attest his industry and good judgment. The labors of the Secretary of State, John P. Bigelow, Esq., are particularly valuable, both as it respects the direct results of his own investigations, and the urbane manner in which he assists other inquirers. In the mean time the government of the United States are not idle, though much less has been accomplished than is desirable. An elaborate memorial on the subject of statistics was presented to the Senate of the United States some months since, by professor Lieber of the College of South Carolina. We do not learn that there has yet been any action on the memorial. The Hon. Henry L. Ellsworth, commissioner of patents, has presented to Congress some valuable papers. Various committees of both branches have occasionally done themselves the honor of elucidating important subjects of general statistical interest. In the same field there are a few individuals scattered over the country, whose solitary and unaided toils are worthy of all praise and encouragement.

In our humble way, we propose, in the pages of the American Quarterly Register, to aid this great cause. Something has been already accomplished; but more inviting fields lie before us, into which we have hardly entered.

Many things in relation to the United States yet remain unattempted or incomplete. We hope, in the next volume, to enrich our pages with an alphabetical catalogue of all the college graduates out of New England. Important medical and legal statistics are in a course of preparation. Greater and greater accuracy and fullness will be attained in our ecclesiastical researches. The investigation of one branch frequently throws unexpected light on another, or suggests new topics of inquiry. We have recently received from our correspondents in Great Britain important reports and documents concerning the various seminaries of the Dissenters -as well as the ancient universities. We shall make use of some of these papers in our next volume. Elaborate papers relating to most of the continental nations will be supplied by the Rev. Robert Baird. The religious and educational statistics of some of these nations are but little known even in Europe.

In the mean time we shall not forget one great object of this publication --the promotion of ministerial education—the raising up, with the blessing of Heaven, a numerous, learned and holy ministry, until all the waste places of the earth shall become like the garden of the Lord.

Boston, April 30, 1838.

IN DE X

TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN

VOL. X.

Page.

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Abercrombie, Rev. Robert,
392 Belchertown, Brainerd church in,

386
Academical department of Cincinnati College, 109 | Berlin, Church in, .

52
Account of Massachusetts Historical Society, 166 Bernardston, Account of,

266
Founderg-objects,
168 Bible, Miles Coverdale's, notice of,

77
Collections-circular letter,
170 Billings, Rev. Edward,

406
Donation of a room,

171 Biography of the first Pres. Wheelock,
Act of incorporation,

172
Sir Matthew Hale, .

113
Present building, portrait, library, etc. 173

Mr. Osgood Johnson,

151
Gov. Winthrop, Bradford, Harris,

174
Rov. Samuel Gile, D. D.,

217
Iodian languages, funds,

175
Rev. Asa Burton, D. D.,

321
Literary labors of members,
176 Blandford, Church in,

386
Account of New Hampshire Historical Society, 229 Book trade between England and France, 75
Origin,
229 | Boies, Rev. A.,

395
Act of incorporation,
233 Bolton, Church in,

52
Objects of the society,

234 Bouton's Address on Temporal Prosperity, 70
Results,

237

Vindication of Christian ministers, 158
Officers and members,

239 Account of New Hampshire Hist. Soc. 229
Adams, Rev. Charles's report,
420 Bowen's American Almanac,

182
Address, Haven's Historical,
67 Boylston, Notice of,

53
Durfee's Centennial,
68 Brewer, Rev. Daniel,

398
Bouton's, before Concord Temp. Soc. 70 Brimfield, Account of,

266, 406
Rawle's, at La Fayette College,
70 British Possessions in North America,

75
Green's, at interment of Rob't Ralston, 72 British Universities, History of,

178
Jones's, at the anniversary of Theol. Brookfield, History of,

53
Sem. Columbia,
132 Buckland, Situation of,

267
Read's Inaugural,
283 | Bull, Rev. Nehemiah,

401
American Almanac, nolice of,

182 Burton, Rev. Asa, D.'D.

, Memoir of,

321
American Ed. Soc., Journal of, 81, 185, 289, 409 Conversion,

322
Abstract of 21st Report of, .

87 Licensure and settlement in the ministry, 324
Reports of Agents, 106, 206, 316, 220 Labors and their results,

225
Funds,
101, 214, 318, 422 Character as a theologian, preacher, etc.

, 328
Quarterly meeting,

Published his Essays,

329
Pecuniary wants and prospects of, 210

Domestic history,

333
Donations,

318
Pecuniary concerns,

334
Agents,

420
Public labors,

336
Amherst, Church in,

265, 405
Annual receipts of various societies,
78 Cabotsville, Church in,

398
Appeal of Dr. Scudder, .

81
Candidates for the ministry,

417
Appropriate superscription,
183 Canning, Rev. Josiah W.

387
Ashburnham, Siatistics of,
51 Central Am. Ed. Soc., 19th Report of,

95
Ashley, Rev. Joseph,

399 Chapin, Dr., Sermon before Trustees of Colum-
Ashfield church,
385 bian College,

69
Athol, Church in, .
51 Charlton, Church in,

54
Alwater, Rev. Noah,
402 Chester, Church in,

386
Chesterfield, Church in,

267, 406
Badger, Rev. Joseph,

395 Children, Deaths of under five years of age, 63
Bailey, Rev. W.,
393 Chronology of cotton,

277
Ballantine, Rev. John, .

401 Church, Rev. John H., D. o., Hist, or Gen. As-
Barnstable County Auxiliary,
201 sociation of New Hampshire,

249
Baldwin, Rev. Moses,

392 First meeting of convention, July 28, 1747, 249
Barre, Church in,
51 Piscataqua Association, 1781,

249
Bascom, Rev. Aaron,

386
Convention reorganized in 1833, .

250
Bates, Rev. Lemuel P.

404

First meeting of Gen. Asso. Concord,
Belchertowa, Account of,

386
June 8, 1809,

250

205, 128

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