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sies, are pursuing studies preparatory to more extended usefulness in Tennessee. The Bible Association is doing much for the translation and publication of faithful versions of the Word of God in the languages of the East. Tire Temperai.ce reformation is spreading. Our tracts and books are finding their way into all our Churches. Sabbath Schools sre multiplying in number, influence and usefulness. The Churches are securing the services of able and permanent pastors, who devote their whole time to the work. Such is the present condition of things in our State; and I have the gratification of being assured that among the instruinentalities honored of God to the production of this result, The Baptist has not been the least efficient.

Our labors, however, liave been arduous. Every inch of ground we have gained has beeu bitterly disputed by numerous brethren in the opposition. They have exerted themselves with a zeal worihy of a better cause. Their watcho word every where is disorganization. They have with im. mense pains, succeeded in dividing som of our Churches and Associations ; but it is a remarkable fact, and deserves particular attention, as evincive of the approbation of God, Thai in almost every place where the agilators have broken off and set up for themselves, the Lord has poured oui, instan:ly, upon the neighborhoods, the spirit of revival, and added to tlie Churches they left nearly twenty young couverts for every one of the receding antinomians. This fart las been peculiarly prominent in Wilson and Smith counties. In these counties and in several other places in our State, revi'vals are now prevailing, and wherever they spread they burn np antiefortism, root and branch. Some Churches and Associations are still kept in inaction and darkness, but this şale of things cannot long conrinue. The sladows of the night cannot be retained upon the earth when the sun is up; no inore can antieffortism linger and exist amid the bright 116 of ihe sun of righteousness. I wll be seen that I have made three changes in The

35; one having reference to its form, another to the que cy of its publication, and the third is the addition of ili nione printed cover.

I have adopted the pamphlet form. This is preferable to any other on many accounts. It is more convenient to read, and to preserve as a book of reference, npd in this last

particular we wish to make the work much more useful than ever it has been. We design, in addition to the doctrinal and practical discussions, the associational, revival, and foreign and domestic missionary intelligence, greatly to enrich the exegetical department; to procure sketches of ihe history of all our Churches and Associolions, detailing their origin, progress, mutations and present condition, the biographie's of all deceased ministers, and other brethren, who have acted u prominent part in 'Tennessee; and for our literary depart ment, besides essays on all scientific subjects, histories of the diff rent settlements in our State, their difficulties, and skirmishes with the Indians, sketches of Indian mainers, customs, &c. Such a work must be very interesting to all classes. We have many brethren and friends who can write well, and are well acquainted with these subjects. I earnestly solicit their communio alions.

I have determined 10 publish monthly. The impression, which I believe to be a correct one, is now becoming general, among those who are best qualified 10 judge, that a monthly is preferable to a weekly påper. The aricles with which it will be filled will be more likely to be written with more deliberation and care, and much less of the floating news. paper trash admitted. The general impression upon the seader will therefore be more saluiary: But even were not this the case, my time is so much occupied with other duties, that I find it out of my power, receiving, as I do, nothing for my services in this department, bui the bope of being more extensively useful to the cause of trulli, to afford the requisite attention to a more frequent publication. A monthly will be more convenient to me, more effective, and I believe, (o all my readers equally acceptable. The amount of malter is precisely the same as lierelpfure.

I have added a substantial printed cover, and shall have ench number handsomely trin med, in the manner of this which you see before you. This arrangement will add considerably to the appearance of the work, and also to the expense. I have resolved, nevertheless, to send it to subscribers at the same price as before-one dollar a year. It will be necessary that they remit the subscription money in advance, to enable me to meet my engagements with my pube lisher, to whom with a subscription list very little above that number, one fourth of whom, I apprehend, will, as many subscribers to other papers, never send in their dues, I must, in a short time, pay nearly twelve hundred dollars. If subscribers do not pay during the first six mon:hıs of the year, they will be charged a dollar and a half. As it will cost. them one third less, and be much more convenient to me, I hope they will all pay in advance. Those who are in arrears will, of course, send in their deficits at an carly day. I believe thein all honorable men.

We shall probably be asked, n8 we charge so much less than other papers, wnether we cao publish for so small a sum, without aciuni loss. The publisher, as well as other competent judges, believes the price much too low, and insists that, at these rates, The Baptist cannot pay the cost of publication. Perhaps it will not unless the number of our subscribers is greatly enlarged. This event I contide tly anticipate, and now appeal to my brethren any friends, and ask if they will not use a little extra-exertion to sustain an auxiliary to the cause which we all believe to be of the greatest importance? I do not believe that my friends will allow me tu fall into pecun ary embarrassments, or to incur, for their benefit, too, debts, which, as I am possessed of no. worldly property, I, of course, shall be unable to pay, when they can so asily prevent it by sending me a few hundred subscribers. The paper will be published and mailed as near the first of every month as practicable; and we shall expert all former subscribers who de riot, during January, signify their wish to the contrary, to continue the paper du. ring the present year, and shall send it to them accordingly. All communications, pipers, documents. &c., will be directo ed - 'To The Baptist, Nashville, Tenne;" and the postage must be paid on all letters, unless they contain mɔney, or the names of subscribers; and all moneys may be transmitted: bu mail at my risk. These statements will obviale the ne. cessity of publishing - conditions" in the usual form.

My course towards my brethren of other denominations. will he conciliatory. I shall not causilessly assail any of their cherished forms or doctrines, and shall not permit them with impunity to attack us. All parties will, I trust, meet with every courtesy from us, consistent with a firm and uncompromising defence and vindication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With politics I shall have nothing to do.

To the editorial corps I offer the usual salutations, and, ask a renewal of acquaintance, and kind offices. Respectfully, &c.

Rob's Boyte C. lIowell.

THE CIIRISTIAN REVIEW. The eigth number of this work has been received, which closes the second volume. The contents of the number be. fore us present the usual variety of entertaining matter. The articles on "the relations of Philosophy to Religion in ancient Greece," on Buckland's Geology," and the prin. ciples of translation,” possess unu:ual merit. We find in the close the following circular: SHALL THE CHRISTIAN REVIEW BE DISCONTINUED!

At a meeting of several patrons and friends of the Chris tian Review, recently held in Buston, a sialement was made respecting the condiiion and prospects of the work; from which it appeared, that unless some special and very successful efforis are speedily made, either to extend its circulation, or to provide other means for its support, it mus' be discontinued wit the present nuinber. Seriously deprecating such a result, forreasons which must be obvivus to every considerate mind, the brethren present appointed a commitee to devise and execute measures, such as the exigences of the case appeared imperiously to demani.

This committer, considering it as both suitable and importarit, that their brethren in other places should be consulied, immediately despatched one of their number as a deputation to the principal cities as farsouth as Richmonil, with instructions to submit te all concerned the final question, "Shall the Christian Review be discontinued ?" Much will depend upon the answer which he shall receive.

The Committee would now respectfully submit to all the subscribers and readers of the Review the same question, and urgently solicit a prompt reply.

It may be proper for the committee to state. that the publication of the work was commenced in compliance with the repeated and earnest entraty of many ministers and oth rs of the Baptist denomination in different parts of the United States. The editor, who has conducted i. with so much impartiality and ability, was selected in accordance with public

sentiment, strongly and unequivocally expressed. It has now beei sustained by extraordinary effort, through two volumes, and the committee have evidence that it has given general satisfaction. But at no time have its resources from the subscription list been sufficient to defray the expenses of its publication, and benevolent individuals, anxious for its coniinuance, have generously contributed to its support. The time has now arrived when the question must be decided, whether the work can or cannot be made to 811 stain itsell. The committee believe that it can;--that their brethren, in cvery part of the land where it has been circulated and read, are so well convinced of its importance, especially to us as a denomination, as to be ready for any effort which is circumstances may require. A large amount of subscribers must be immediately added to the list, or this will be the final appear. ance of the Christian Review.

Tie irppeal of the cominittee is to the friends of a pure and elevat d periodical literature,--to the friends of the truth, the whole truth,--to the friends of that kingdom which is not of this worlil. Will not the ministers and other intelligent brethren give this subject a careful consideration, and without delay forward soine definite reply to the question submitted ?

Lucius BOLLES,


Joseph W. PARKER,
Bos!on, Nov. 15th, 1837.

This excellent work can and will be sustained, if even 'a small effort is mide. Why do not the publishers send an Ag 'nt w Tennessee? Several hundred -ubscribers may be secured l ere. The idea of a discontinuance ought not to be indulged for a moment. This is the only Review we have, and we are all proud of the talen's and ability with which it is conducted, and shall it be abandoned! What! Will not five hundred thousain l Bap'ists support one Review! Incredible. Only a little etfort is wanting. J. C. CARPENTER, Nashville, will receive and transmit the names and pay of subscribere. The price of subscription is three dollars in advance. All our friends, in Tennessce and the South

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