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Vermont Peace Society, etc.—Receipts. [Dec., 1838.
VERMONT PEACE SOCIETY. Our agent in Vermont, has informed us, that he attended the anniversary of this So ciety, in August, at Middlebury; but we have not yet received any official account of what was done at the meeting. This neglect may have arisen from the circumstance of its having been adjourned to Montpelier during the session of the Legislature at that place. We trust it is so, and hope we shall in due time have a proper account both of the annual and the adjourned meeting, and of successful efforts made by that Society to secure from their Legislature some favorable action respecting a Congress of Nations. Massachusetts has set a noble example on this subject to sister States; and we hope it will ere long be extensively followed. We would urge our friends in Vermont to lose no time in petitioning for this object their own Legislature, and that of the nation. From Addison county there was last year sent to Congress a petition from men of the first eminence; and, if that county would this year quadruple its signatures, and every county in the State do the same, we should expect important and decisive results.
The delinquency of Peace Societies to report their doings—we very much regret, and hope they will not in future fail to send us their reports in season, or communicate any facts or considerations of interest to our cause, that may come within their reach. We have incidentally heard of what several societies are doing, but have received no official communication.
WAYLAND PEACE SOCIETY, MASS. Our Secretary spent a part of a Sabbath, some weeks ago, in Wayland; and the stiends of the cause there have since organized themselves, at their own suggestion, into a Society "auxiliary to the American Peace Society.” David HEARD, Esq., President, and James S. DRAPER, Secretary. We rejoice to witness such spontaneous move
CORRESPONDING COMMITTEES. Our Constitution provides for “committees of correspondence” with our Society ; and such a committee, where the way is not fully prepared for a more formal organization, or where the simplest mode of official coöperation with us is preferred, would be a very easy, and often effective, method of aiding us. The chairman of every such committee is ex officio member of our Society, and entitled, without charge, to our current publications. We should be glad to see such committees spontaneously formed in every town and village. We commend this matter to special consideration.
Receipts from October 15 to November 15. Dedham.-of Mr. Plimpton,
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50 300 2 00 5 00 5 00 10 00 10 00 12 50 5 00 5 00 5 00 300 2 00 10 00 16 00 2 00
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A monthly publication of about 300 pages a year, and the organ of the American Peace Society, is devoted to discussions, notices, and intelligence relative to the cause of peacy, and the application of Christianity to the intercourse of nations.
Terms. One dollar in advance, with an increase of 50 cts., if not paid before the close or the year. Six copies for $5; twenty for $15; thirty for $21; inty for $30: one hundred for $50. Subscribers may commence with any number. No subscription received for less than a year, or discontinued till arrearages are paid, except at our discretion. Any person sending us (wo new subscribers with pay for one year, shall receive a copy gratis for one year.
RECOMMENDATIONS. The ablest writers are expected to contribute to the work, and no pains will be spared to render it useful and interesting to all classes, and worthy of such recommendations as the following: “An interesting periodical ;-containing much important matter which is well adapteu to interest, &c." Chr. Register.
" It deserves, and, sustaining its present elevated character, will find an extended circulation.” Boston Recorder.
" It is a work conducted, in our judgment, with more ability than any thing of the kind we have ever seen. Our acquaintance with its present editor, and some of the expected contributors to its pages, confirms our confidence that it will be a sound, useful and interesting work." Signed by WILLIAM JENK5, D. D., Boston, Hon. SIDNEY WILLARD, Cambridge, Mass., and thirteen others.
CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIETY. Object-lo illustrate the inconsistency of war with Christianity, to show its baleful influence on all the great interests of mankind, and to de vise means for insuring universal and permanent peace.-Condition of memberskip. Per. sons of every denomination, whatever their views concerning wars called defensive, may become members by paying $2 a year, Life-members by $20, and Life-directors by 850. Ministers preaching and taking up a collection for the Society, entitled to the Advocale. One half of all contributions returned, if requested during the year, in peace publications.
SUGGESTIONS IN FORMING AUYILIARIES. 1. That their object be to promote the cause by cooperating with the Parent Society. No other pledge recommended. 2. That every memher pay something, receiving, if sufficient, the Advocate, but, if not, one ball in other peace publications. 3. That the officers be row, and the main reliance placed on a small Execuiivo Committee, with power to fill all vacancies. Time and place of annual meeting left with them.
Communications, post paid, to Geo. C. BECKWITH, Cor. Secretary, and James K Whis. PLE, Treasurer, in either case, to the care of Whipple & Damrell, No. 9 Cornhill, Boston.
AGENTS. Boston, WRIPPLE & DAMRELL.
Philadelphia, N. KITE, 50 North Fourth St. Portland, Me., WILLIAM Hyde.
Montpelier, VL., E. P. Waltor.
New Ipswoich, N. H. Rev. SAMULL LIR.
NO. 9 CORNHILL.
do. 12mo., bound, with Grimke's Notes, DISSERTATION ON A CONGRESS OF NATIONS, 12mo. UPHAM'S MANUAL OF PEACE, 8vo. STONE'S SERMONS ON WAR, 18mo. OBSTACLES AND OBJECTIONS TO TAE CAUSE OF PEACE. By u Layman. JUVENILE STORIES ON PEACE. GRIMKE'S ADDRESS BEFORE TAE CONN. PEACE SOCIETY. HICKOK'S do.
do. Pres. WHEATON'S do.