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To the Yearly Meeting now sitting :
All virtues have their approximate place and Hill Boarding School Property, have again a rank in Scripture. They are introduced as in. favorable report to make of the present condition dividually beautiful, and as reciprocally connectof the Property and School.
ed. But perbaps no Christian grace ever sat to The average number of pupils has been about the hand of a more consummate master than fifty, with an increased number of Friends' charity. Her incomparable painter, St. Paul, children at the present, when compared with the has drawn her at full length in all her fair
pro. preceding term.
portions. Every attitude is full of grace, every Since our last report the School Room has lineament of beauty. The whole delineation is been enlarged, and bathrooms added at the perfect and entire, wanting nothing. expense of the occupants, thereby promoting the Who can look at this finished piece without comfort and health of the inmates.
blushing at his own want of likeness to it?The Committee appointed at a former sitting Yet if this conscious dissimilitude indnce a corto consider the subject brought up from Not- dial desire of resemblance, the humiliation will tingham Quarterly Meeting, produced the follow- be salutary. Perhaps a more frequent conteming report, which was approved by the Meeting, plation of this exquisite figure, accompanied and the Clerk was directed to furnish that Quar- with earnest endeavors for a growing resemterly Meeting with the judgment of this Meet- blance, would gradually lead us not barely to ing upon the subject.
admire the portrait, but would at length assimiTo the Yearly Meeting now sitting :
late us to the divine original.
Though I speak with the tongues of men The Committee appointed to consider and and of angels, and have not charity, I am bereport their judgment upon the subject brought come as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. up from Nottingham Quarterly Meeting in rela- And though I have the gift of prophecy, and tion to the words “improper Monuments," as understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and used in our Discipline in regard to placing though I have all faith, so that I could remove grave stones in our burying grounds, report, mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. That we agree in the judgment, that they are And though I bestow all my goods to feed the intended to, and properly apply to such only as poor, and though I give my body to be burned, are of a character involving our testimony for and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing: the maintenance of simplicity and plainness ; Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity and that those that are of such dimensions as envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself; is not only to admit of placing thereon the name and puffed up, doth not behave itself upseemly, date of the birth and death of the deceased, may seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, in future be admitted in our burying grounds. thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but Baltimore 10th month 27th, 1857.
rejoiceth in the truth ; beareth all things, beThe Committe appointed at a former sitting lieveth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all to prepare Essays of Epistles, as way may open, things. to the several Yearly Meetings with which we Charity never faileth ; but whether there be correspond, now produced one, embodying the prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be Minute on the Exercises of this Meeting, which tongues, they shall cease; whether there be was approved, and the Clerks were directed to knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know transcribe it, sign it on behalf of the Meeting, in part, and we prophesy in part. But when and forward it to the Yearly Meetings of New that which is perfect is come, then that which York, Philadelphia, Gennessee, Obio and Indiana is in part shall be done away. respectively.
When I was a child I spake as a child, I unHaving been favored throughout the several derstood as a child, I thought as a child ; but sittings of the Yearly Meeting with the comfort- when I became a man I put away childish things. ing evidence of the presence of the great Head For now we see through a glass darkly, but then of the Church, under whose cementing and face to face; now I know in part, but then shall solemnizing influence we have been enabled to I know even as also I am known. And now transact the various concerns of Society in a abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the spirit of much brotherly love and condescension, greatest of these is charity." adjourned, -to meet at the usual time next year, if so permitted.
to undergo in the course of this life to a great What a world of gossip would be prevented, bundle of faggots, far too large for us to lift. if it was only remembered that a person whó But God does not require us to carry the whole tells
you of the faults of others, intends to tell at once ; he mercifully unties the bundle, and others of your faults.
gives us first one stick, which we are to carry to
day, and then another which we are to carry to sing up of the pine in the worn out fields of the morrow, and so on. This we might easily man. southern States, and this has been considered as age, if we would only take the burden appointed proof of the proposition; when the fact is, that for us cach day; but we choose to increase our the mere cutting off the forest does not produce troubles by carrying yesterday's stick over again this effect. This only takes place when the roots to-day, and adding to-morrow's burdens to our and seeds of the first forest are all destroyed, and load before we are required to bear it.
the soil re-reduced, and deprived of its potash,
that oaks cannot grow in it. The sceds of the THINK YE 'TWAS MEANT THAT MAN pine having been carried on to it by the wind SHOULD FIND NO SPELL.
and other causes, and finding a congenial soil Think ye 'twas meant that man should find no spello and flourish in it. In the sandy pine lands of
and one adapted to their growth, they occupy Of joy and beauty in the song-birds lay? Oh, were the bright fowers only meant to tell New Jersey, the oak cannot succeed under any
A warning tale of bloom thai must decay ? circumstances, for only the dwarf oak can grow Were it not worse than vain to close our eyes, there. On the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Unto the azure sky and golden light,
where more loam is found in the soil, a mixture Because the tempest-cloud doth sometimes rise,
of oak and pine is often met with. Here on cutAnd glorious day must darken into night?
ting off all the timber and leaving it so, the oak Wiser and better with a thankful mind,
will prevail over the pine, because the former To bless our God for every glory given, And with a gentle heart to seek and find,
sprouts from the stump, while the latter does not, In things on earth, a type of things in heaven but must be renewed from seed. If, after taking
off the wood, the ground is cleared and cultivated CHARITY.
in corn a year or two, and then left, the seeds
of the pine being placed in a condition to grow, “ Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would bor. it succeeds, while the oak is destroyed by cultirow of thou O stay not thy hand when the winter winds rude,
vation. Some of the land just alluded to, has Blow cold through the dwelling of want and despair, been cut over several times, and by following the To ask if misforiune has come to the good,
above method, pine is kept there ; being conOr is folly has wrought out the wreck ihat is there.
sidered more valuable. There are many places When the heart-stricken wanderer asks thee for bread, where oak timber has been several times cut off, In suffering he bows to necessity's laws;
as fuel for furnaces, where oak is always reWhen the wife moans in sadness, the children unfed, newed. Where the soil is strong enough for oak The cup must be bitter-oh ask not the cause !
to grow freely, oak generally succeeds, even When the Saviour of men raised his finger to heal,
where pine is in the vicinity to furnish seed, beDid he ask if the sufferer was Gentile or Jew ? When the thousand were fed by the bountiful meal,
cause oak will sprout from the stumps of former Did He give it alone to the faithiul and few? trees, and overshadow the young pine, wbich is Oh scan not too closely the frailties of those
only produced from seed. Where land is cultiWhose bosoms may bleed on a cold winter's day ;
vated so as to reduce its fertility, and destroy But give to the friendless who tells thee his woes, the roots and seeds of the oak, then by throwing And from him that would borrow, oh turn not it out of cultivation the pine may succeed, be
cause its leaves are never eaten by cattle, and it For Friends' Intelligencer.
will grow where scarcely any thing else will.
The latter part of the proposition is equally at " ARE OAKS PRODUCED WITHOUT ACORNS ?”
variance with every theory of vegetable growth, Mankind find it much easier to take principles now acknowledged by scientific men. Where upon hearsay, and build theories upon them, than the leaves of the forest and all refuse materials to investigate the truth of these principles for of growth are left to decay on the soil, the existtbemselves. Thus false premises are often ence of the forest cannot exhaust the soil of started with, and as a consequence the proponi. “ the materials for growth,” for they are not car. tion being unsound, the fabric erected thereon (ried away, but left in a condition to improve will not stand the test of examination.
In rather than exhaust it. Orchards of fruit trees, Friends' Intelligencer of 10th no. 10th, page where the fruit and leaves are taken away, do 476, is an article over the signature of 8. L. E. exhaust the soil as well as our usual crops of E., taken from the New York Tribune, and grain, but the surplus growth of the forest or tbe headed by the editor, ' Are oaks produced with prairie is still added to the soil, and we have no out acorns ?' The first proposition of the writer, reason to suppose that it becomes unfitted for any that it is a well known fact, that the removal kind of growth. of one species of forest is followed by a growth The second proposition is no doubt true, "that of one entirely different,' is not correct in the seeds buried in the ground below a certain depth, sense designed by the writer. It is only true retain their vitality for years, and when under under certain circumstances and not as a general favorable circumstances, germinate as surely as law. Superficial observers have seen the spring the seed of the past year." Many kinds of seeds
retain their vitality a long time without being visible, disrobed of material substance, yet reburied. It is said that the seed of the stone taining its power to draw from its surroundings a pine has been kept forty years, and then grew body; and may not this account for the fact that readily, and we have no reason to suppose that such germs are destitute of the leaves which init would not have retained its vitality a longer variably attend the newly planted acorn ?" If time.
the life-principle' is disrobed of material subThe writer then advances a new theory by stance,' what are 'its surroundings, and how way of query, a theory, it would seem, based more can it retain power to form a body,' and where
6 on fancy than fact. He asks, “ May not the re- is 'the fact that such germs are destitute of moval of the dense foliage admit the warmth of leaves ? Until such facts are produced and well the sun, and thereby wake from their long sleep attested, it is certainly unsafe and highly im. the germs from the forests of past centuries, sup- proper to form theories upon conjecture. The plied with more perfected materials for a more intelligence of the age forbids it, the deductions perfect growth than their progenitors, they to of science do not support it, and is it pot a mark run their course and give place to a yet more ad- of skepticism to deny the deductions of science, vanced species, in accordance with the great law and when pressed by its advocates to say, 'perof improvement?” This theory appears to be sub-haps so; we don't deny it, we only ask men to stantially the same as that that supposes man to think ?" be only an improved monkey, and the monkey But there is still another view of the matter, himself to be derived from some still lower order in which the writer bas shown a want of consisof creation. As if the Creator could not or did tency. He supposes that the germs from the not make man at once a perfect being, as we are forests of past centuries are thereby supplied told in Moses' account of the creation. This with more perfect materials' after their * long account represents the Creator as having made sleep,' and then seems to think that it may yet every plant and every herb of the field whose prove a valuable auxiliary to a more rapid imseed was in itself, and our experience testifies provement in the productions of the earth.' How that every plant and every herb still brings forth a rapid improvement can be had, when it reand continues itself by seed. Shall we, with this quires the long sleep' of 'centuries' for the evidence before us, suggest new theories, and set germ to be supplied' with materials for a more aside this testimony before we have reason to perfect growth,' is not easy to conceive. Did doubt its correctness? We may say,“ How or the peach pits,' buried for at least 30 years,' when the first oak was made we know not,” but produce fruit more perfect than their progeni. have we not faith to believe that God created not tors,' or did the wheat said to have been found only the oak, but every thing we see on this earth, in the hand of an Egyptian mummy, and supand what they are continued by laws then given, posed to have been buried for 3000 years, proand to which they are still subject? We may duce more perfect grain than then grew in Egypt imagine that “the great law of improvement," or than now grows here? I think not.
. It is as we suppose, warrants the suggestion that “this certainly wrong in principle, and unjust in praclong sleep may have imparted to the buried germ tice, to set aside long established theories and a strength and vigor to be obtained only in this generally received opinions, until such are proved way, thereby producing a tree quite unlike its to be erroneous, not by mere conjecture, but posisuccessor,'' but where is the evidence ? A more tive facts well sustained.
Y. T. rational method would be to produce facts that Waterford, Virginia, 10th 1857. could be substantiated, upon which to found a new theory, before setting aside an old one.
ARKANSAS. Many persons have supposed they have struck upon an idea, calculated to achieve some great
Philadelphia, Saturday, May 7th, 1836. improvement in mechanics or science, and have In the proceedings of the United States Senate spent years of thought upon it, when if they had on the 25th, we notice the following: first made themselves acquainted with what others
Mr. Buchanan said he rose to present the have done in the same direction, they would at memorial of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious once have seen the folly of continuing the inves- Society of Friends, which had been recently held tigation. The idea of a perpetual motion has in the city of Philadelphia, remonstrating against been entertaited by many, and much time spent the admission of Arkansas into the Union, whilst upon it, when the exercise of a little good com- a provision remained in her Constitution which mon sense applied to the universal law in me admits of and may perpetuate slavery. This chanics, of gravitation and friction, would shew Yearly Mecting embraced within its jurisdiction them that no power could be produced which the greater part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, could of itself overcome them.
the whole of the State of Delaware, and the But there is still another suggestion advanced, Eastern Shore of Maryland. The language of one at least new to me, it is this : “ May not the this memorial was perfectly respectful. Indeed. spirit or life-principle remain intactible and in it could not be otherwise, considering the sonrce
from whence it emanated. It breathed through. loved country, avail themselves of their constiout the pure and Christian spirit which had al. tutional right, respectfully to address you. ways animated the Society of Friends; and The Religious Society of Friends for a long although he did not concur with them in opinion, course of years, have held an unwavering testitheir memorial was entitled to be received with mony against Slavery. Our forefathers were great respect.
repeatedly and respectfully heard by yours, in When the highly respectable committee which the Legislative Halls of our Nation, on this deephad charge of this memorial called upon him this ly affecting subject. morning, and requested him to present it to the They passed through good and also through Senate, he had felt it to be his duty to inform evil report in their Christian labors in this cause. them in what relation he stood to the question. Through all their trials they stood steadfast in He stated to them that he had been requested their purpose, sustained by the consoling evi. by the Delegates from Arkansas to take charge dence that they sought in singleness of heart of the application of that Territory to be ad. the prosperity and real happiness of all their mitted into the Union, and that he had cheer. beloved fellow.citizens of a common country. fully taken upon himself the performance of this We, their descendants, are animated by the duty. He also read to them the 8th section of same spirit, and actuated by the same motives the act of Congress of the 6th of March, 1820, which influenced them in pleading the cause of containing the famous Missouri compromise; the oppressed. and informed them that the whole Territory of We do not deem it required of us at this time Arkansas was south of the parallel of 36 degrees to delineate the suffering and violation of human and a half of north latitude; and that he regarded rights, which stand inseparably connected with this compromise, considering the exciting and the unrighteous practice of holding our fellow alarming circumstances under which it was men in unconditional bondage. made, and the dangers to the existence of the It is with feelings of no ordinary character Union which it had removed, to be almost as we have observed recent efforts to lull the con. sacred as a constitutional provision. That there sciences of men into a state of false security, by might be no mistake on the subject, be had also endeavoring to prove the lawfulness of Slavery informed them, that in presenting their memo- from Scripture authority-in the very face of rial he should feel it to be his duty to state these Christ's sermon on the Mount, and his positive facts to the Senate. With this course on his command : “and as ye would that men should part they were satisfied, and still continued their do to you, do ye also to them likewise;" and this request that he might present the memorial. He too by some who make a high profession of now did so with great pleasure. He hoped it Christianity. might be received by the Senate with all the We reverence the precepts of our divine Law. respect it so highly deserved. He asked that it giver-these, combined with his spotless exammight be read, and as the question of the ad- ple, will forever stand as a protest against all mission of Arkansas was no longer before us, he unhallowed attempts to render the influence of moved that it might be laid upon the table. The Scripture authority subservient to the purposes memorial was accordingly read, and was ordered of injustice and oppression. to be laid upon the table.
In the application now pending before you, for We subjoin the memorial of the Yearly Meet the admission of the Territory of Arkansas into ing referred to.
the confederacy of these United States, we ob
serve with deep concern a provision in her proTo the Senate and House of Representatives of posed Constitution, which admits of, and may
United States of America, in Congress assem perpetuate Slavery. Against the admission of Bled
said State, with such provisions, we do respectThe Memorial of the Yearly Meeting of the religi- fully get earnestly remonstrate. ous Society of Friends, held in Philadelphia, principles of justice, then may we confidently
If we, as a nation, act in accordance with the for the greater part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; all Delaware, and the Eastern Shore hope that Divine mercy will be spread as a mantle of Maryland; by adjournments from the 11th over our land. day of the 4th month to the 16th of the same, nation, we earnestly desire, that you may be di.
Believing that righteousness alone exalteth a inclusive, 1836,
rected in your deliberations by that wisdom RESPECTFULLY REPRESENTS, That your me. which is from above. morialists are aware of the importance of ap- Signed by direction, and on behalf of the proaching Congress at this period, on the subject Yearly Meeting. of Slavery. Impressed with a solemn sense of
JOSEPH PARRISH, duty, and emboldened by that conscious inno
Clerk of the Men's Meeting. cence which integrity of intention and purity of
LUCRETIA MOTT, motive inspire, they as free citizens of our be.
Clerk of the Women's Meeting.
night which at Dorchester slew 3 oxen in the A little boy named John Roberts, having been field, without any remarkable signe what it was set to weed in a gentleman's garden, and observ.that killed them. ing some very beautiful peaches on a tree which “ From that time forward a great sickness epi. grew upon a wall, was strongly tempted to pluck demical did the Lord lay upon us, so that the
greatest part of a town was sick at once, whole “If it tastes but half as nice as it looks,” familys sick, young and old, scarce any escaping, thought he, “ how delightful it must be !" English or Indian. The manner of the sick.
He stood for an instant, gazing on the tree, nesse was a very drye cold, with some tincture while his mother's words “ touch nothing that of a feaver, and full of malignity, and very dan. does not belong to you,” canie vividly to his gerous if not well regarded by keeping a low mind. He withdrew his eyes from the tempting diet, the body soluble, warme, sweating, &c. At object, and with great diligence pursued his oc which time of visitation, blessed Mris. Winthrop cupation. The fruit was forgotten, and it was the Governor's wife dyed. with pleasure that he now perceived he had
“God's rods are teaching--the epidemical nearly reached the end of the bed which he had sicknesse of colds doth rightly, by a divine hand, been ordered to clear. Collecting in his hands tell the churches what the epidemical spiritual the heap of weeds he had laid beside him, he disease is. Lord help us to see it—and to have returned to deposit them in the wheelbarrow, such colds in the height of the beat of summer which stood near the peach tree. Again the shows us that in the height of the means of grace, glowing fruit met his eye, more beautiful and peace, and liberty of ordinances, &c. yet may we more tempting than ever, for he was hot and then fall into malignant and mortal colds, apothirsty. He stood still; his heart beat; his plexys, &c.” -- Boston paper. mother's command was heard no more;
PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. lution was gone! He looked around ; there was FLOUR AND MEAL.-Their is a limited inquiry no one but himself in the garden. “They never for Flour. Sales to retailers and bakers, for fresh can miss one out of so many,” said he to him- ground at $5 37 a $5 50 per bbl., and fancy brands self. He made a step, only one ; he was now bbl. Small sales of Corn Meal, at $3 a 3 25.
from $6 up to $7. Rye Flour is held at $4 50 per within reach of the prize; he darted forth his Grain. The receipts of Wheat continue light, hand to seize it, when at the very moment, a with a slightly increased demand for it. Southern red sparrow from a neighboring tree, calling to his is held at $1 i8 a $1 28, and $1 30 a $1 35 for good companion, seemed to his startling, ear to say, at 75c. Corn is dull, with sales of yellow at 75 cts.
white; only a few samples are selling. Rye sells "Jem!Jem!" He sprang back to the walk, his afloat. Sales of new yellow were made at 56 cents. hand fell to bis side, bis whole frame shook ; and Oats are in fair supply at 33 cents per
bushel. no sooner had he recovered himself, than he fled CLOVERSEED — The demand hts fallen off, with sales from the spot.
at 4 75 a 300 per 64 lbs. Last sales of Timothy at 21 In a short time afterwards he began thus to per bushel Of Flaxseed the market is bare at $1 40
cents per bushel. reason with himself.
THESTERFIELD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR “If a sparrow could frighten me thus, I may be CHF sure that what I was going to do was very wicked.” sion of this Institution will commence on the 16th of
YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.-The Winter ses. And now he worked with greater diligence 11th month 1857, and continue twenty weeks. than ever, nor once again trusted himself to gaze TERM8—$70 per session, one half payable in advance, on the fruit which had so dearly led him to the other in the middle of the session. commit so great a fault. The sparrow chirped HENRY W.RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burling
No extra charges. For further information address again as he was leaving the garden, but he no
ton Co., N. J. longer fled at the sound.
10th mo. 3-3 m. " You may cry Jem, Jem !" said he, looking steadily at the tree in which several perched, BARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, near the Che
ton Hills Station, on Rail" as often as you like ; I don't care for you now;
road. but this I will say, I will never forget how good and continde 16 weeks, where the usual branches of
Gayner Heacock will open a school 12th mo. 7ili, a friend one of you has been to me, and I will
an English education will be taught, and every attenrob none of your nests again.”
tion paid to the health and comfort of the children.
Terms $40. No extra charges. Books furnished
at the usual prices.
JOSEPH HEACOCK, The following is a true extract from the
Jenkintown P. O., Montgomery Co., Penda. records of the First Church in Roxbury.
9 mo. 26-8 t. “ 1617.” 6. At the time appointed the Synod ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR assembled. But at that time the hand of the YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to Lord was very strong among us, by sicknesse; commence the next Session of this Institution on the it being an extreme hot time by thunder weather, 24 of 11th mo., 1857. Terms: $65 for twenty weeks. and unwholesome. At the beginning of which
For reference and further particulars, inquire for circulars of
BENT. SWAYNE, Principal. weather, we had a grcat thunder storme in the London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa.