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The Rev. John P. Campbell, the Rev. Amzi Armstrong, and the Rev. George C. Potts, as the alternate of either of them, were duly elected delegates to attend the General Association of Massachusetts proper, to meet in Westfield, on the fourth Tuesday of June next, at 6 o'clock, P. M.

The Rev. Jonathan Freeman, and the Rev. Robert Finley were duly elected delegates to attend the General Association of New Hampshire, to meet at the house of the Rev. Eli Smith, in Hollis, on the 3d Tuesday in September next, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

The Rev. Jonathan Freeman was duly elected delegate, and the Rev. Robert Finley, as his alternate, to attend the General Convention of Vermont, to meet at the house of the Rev. Sylvester Sage, in Westminster, on the second Tuesday of September next, at 3 o'clock, P. M.

The Committee to which was referred the report of the Committee appointed by the last Assembly to devise measures, which may have an influence in preventing the mischiefs arising from the intemperate use of spirituous liquors, reported; and the report, being read, was adopted, and is as follows, viz.

Resolved, 1st. That it be recommended to all the ministers of the Presbyterian Church in the United States to deliver public discourses, as often as circumstances may render it expedient, on the sin and mischiefs of intemperate drinking; in which, as well as on other suitable occasions, both public and private, it will be proper, pointedly and solemnly, to warn their hearers, and especially members of the church, not only against actual intemperance, but against all those habits and indulgencies which may have a tendency to produce it.

2d. That it be enjoined on all church-sessions, within the bounds of the General Assembly, that they exercise a special vigilance and care over the conduct of all persons in the communion of their respective churches, with regard to this sin, and that they sedulously endeavour, by private warning and remonstrance, and by such public censures as different cases may require, to purge the church of a sin so enormous in its mischiefs, and so disgraceful to the christian name.

3d. That it be recommended to the ministers and other officers and members of our church, that they exert themselves to diffuse, as extensively as possible, among their congregations and the community at large, such addresses, sermons, tracts or other printed compositions on this subject, as may have a tendency to produce a suitable impression against the use of ardent spirits, and to recommend sobriety and temperance.

4th. That it be recommended to the officers and members of our church, to take such measures as may be judged proper and effectual, for reducing the number of taverns and other places of vending liquors by small measure, in all those parts of our country, in which either the excessive number, or the improper character of such places, renders them a public nuisance.

It is believed, that the evils arising from these sources are incalculably great, and that, by prudent management, they admit, under Providence, of very considerable diminution.

Resolved, That the Assembly, and such persons as may choose to unite with them, will spend a part of next Wednesday evening in this church in special prayer and other religi ous exercises.*

Resolved, That the Committee of Missions be requested to present the thanks of this Assembly to the Rev. Dr. James Inglis, for the Missionary sermon which, by the appointment of the Committee, he had preached the preceding evening.

Resolved, That the Assembly approve the fidelity and diligence of the Committee of Missions in executing the trust confided to them.

Resolved, That the Committee of Missions be authorized to expend in support of a mission to the Cherokees annually five hundred dollars; and that they be authorized to revive that mission in conjunction with the New Jersey Missionary Society, agreeably to the plan proposed by the Committee in their report.

*This meeting was well attended; and the exercises were solemn and affecting.

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Resolved, That the Committee of Missions be requested to direct the missionaries, employed by them, to keep the ac count of monies, which they may receive, for performing Missionary labour, on a distinct page in their respective jour

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Resolved, That the following persons be appointed missionaries, and that the following Presbyteries be authorized to employ missionaries, on missionary ground within their respective bounds.

1. The Rev. Enoch Whipple, for three months; to commence his route on the head waters of Lake Champlain and Scroon, and thence to continue his course down the west side of Lake Champlain till he reach the north boundary of the county of Essex.

2. The Presbytery of Columbia to employ a Missionary, for three months.

3. The Rev. Jedidiah Chapman, for two months, in the Genesee country, at discretion.

4. The Presbytery of Oneida to employ a Missionary, for two months.

5. The Rev. Oliver Ayer, for two months, in the counties of Tioga, Ontario, and Steuben, in New York, and one month in the Holland purchase.

6. The Rev. Joshua Johnson, for two months, on Missionary ground, within the limits of the Presbytery of Onondaga, and its vicinity.

7. The Rev. Andrew Rawson, for two months, in the Holland purchase.

8. The Presbytery of Cayuga to employ a Missionary or Missionaries, for four months, on Missionary ground, within their limits, and within their vicinity.

9. The Rev. Ezekiel Glasgow, for one month, in parts adjacent to Pittsburgh, and receive directions in regard to his route from the Rev. Messrs. Herron and Hunt.

10. The Rev. John Clark, for one month, in Dutchess county, state of New York.

11. The Presbytery of Hudson to direct a Mission, for three months, on Missionary ground, within their limits; and to divide the time between the Missionaries as they may judge most conducive to the interest of the mission.

12. The Presbytery of New York to employ a missionary to itinerate, three months, at discretion, in the county of West Chester, in the state of New York.

13. The Presbytery of Jersey to employ a Missionary, for three months.

14. The Presbytery of New Brunswick to employ a Missionary or Missionaries, for three months.

15. The Rev. John Gloucester, for three months, to the blacks in Philadelphia.

16. The Rev. John D. Perkins, for four months; commencing his route a few miles above Easton, visiting the destitute settlements on both sides of the Delaware, advancing till he enter the state of New York; after which he is to labour on Missionary ground, within the limits of the Presbytery of Albany.

17. The Committee of Missions to employ a Missionary or Missionaries, for three months, on Missionary ground within the limits of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

18. The Rev. John Coulter, for two months, on Missionary ground, within the limits of the Presbytery of Huntingdon.

19. The Rev. Alexander Cook, for four months, two of which are to be spent within the limits of the Presbyteries of Hartford and Lancaster; and the other two on the Monongahela, from about 80 or 90 miles above Pittsburgh.

20. The Rev. Samuel Tate, for one month, between the Alleghany river and lake Erie.

21. The Rev. Thomas Moore, for three months, along the Alleghany river towards the Holland purchase.

22. The Rev. Robert Lee, for two months on Missionary ground within the limits of the Presbyteries of Erie and Hartford.

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23. The Rev. John M'Farren, for two months, within the bounds of the Presbytery of Erie.

24. The Rev. James Hughes, for two months, in the state of Ohio, at discretion.

25. The Presbytery of Washington to employ a Missionfor three months.

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26. The Rev. James Cunningham, for three months, between Wheeling and the mouth of Ohio, on both sides of the Ohio.

27. The Rev. Joseph Stevenson, for one month, in the counties of Tuscarora and Champion.

28. The Rev. Joseph S. Hughs, for two months, on the waters of the Scioto, Bigbelly, Allum, and Whitestone.

29. The Rev. Stephen Bovell, for three months, in the western parts of the state of Ohio, and in the Indiana Territory.

30. The Rev. Matthew G. Wallace, for one month, on Missionary ground, within the bounds of the Miami Presbytery.

31. The Rev. James M'Gready, for three months, in the Indiana Territory.

32. The Rev. Thomas Cleland, for two months, in the counties of Harlen, Grason, Green, Adair, &c. Kentucky,

with some discretion whether to confine himself to these counties, or to visit other places.

33. The Presbytery of West Lexington to employ a Missionary, for three months, in the counties of Gallatin, Boone, Pendleton, Harrison, Nicholas and Bath.

34. The Rev. John P. Campbell, for two months, within the bounds of the late Cumberland Presbytery, at discretion. 35. The Rev. John W. Doak, for six weeks; commencing his route at Fincastle, and proceeding thence on Missionary ground to Greenville in East Tennessee.

36. The Rev. Benjamin H. Rice, for four months, on the Northern Neck, Virginia.

37. The Rev. Collin M'Iver, for three months, between Charleston, South Carolina, and Baltimore, on Missionary ground.

38. Mr. John M'Lean, for four months, in the western parts of Georgia, and in the Mississippi Territory.

39. The Rev. William Paisley, for three months, in the eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina, near the boundary line between the two states.

40. The Rev. Nathan Hall, for three months, in the Indiana Territory, between the Rolling Forks and Salt river, and Green river.

41. The Presbytery of Northumberland to employ a Mis sionary, for two months.

42. The Presbytery of Redstone to employ a Missionary, for three months.

43. The Presbytery of Geneva to employ a Missionary, for three months.

44. Resolved, That the Committee of Missions be authorized to employ as many additional Missionaries as the funds will bear,*

The following persons were chosen and appointed to serve as a standing Committee of Missions for the ensuing year; viz.

Of Philadelphia and its vicinity; Rev. Drs. Blair, Green, Alexander, and Wilson; Rev. Messrs. Janeway and Potts; Messrs. Boudinot, Hazard, Connelly, Haslett and Robert Smith.

Of the Synod of Albany, Rev. Jonas Coe.

Of the Synod of New York and New Jersey, Rev. Dr. Joseph Clark,

* Should all the Missionary appointments already made, be fulfilled, and the several Presbyteries avail themselves of the privilege granted, the expense, at $33 1-3 per month, including $500 for the support. of a Mission to the Cherokees, will amount nearly to $4200.

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