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mer numbers. On the 24th of September they organized and chose for their officers

Rev. JOHN HAGERTY, President.





Corresponding Secretaries.

Rev. ALEXANDER MC CAIN, Recording Secretary.

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The Life and Death of the Rev. Mr. Ward, will appear in our next.



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Sketch of the Life, Death, and Character of the late Rev. ISRAEL WARD, Pastor of the First Church and Society in Danbury, in the County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut.

IT has seldom happened, that the death of an indivi

dual has made so deep or solemn an impression upon the minds of those who knew him, as that of the late Rev. ISRAEL WARD. The excellencies of his character, indeed, seem to have been universally acknowledged by persons of all classes and denominations; and his sudden and unexpected end has called forth the expressions of lamentation and regret. On this occasion, it is due to the public sentiment respecting the deceased, as well as to the claims of friendship and affection, to give a brief account of his life, death, and character.

MR. WARD was born on the 24th day of November, A. D. 1779, in the parish since called Bloomfield, in the town of Newark, and State of New-Jersey. In early youth he is said to have possessed a fine constitution of body, and to have enjoyed almost uninterrupted health.

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While yet a mere child, he discovered a strong taste and inclination for study. He seldom mingled in the sports and amusements of those of his years, but was remarkable for his docility and attention to the instructions of his preceptors.

His parents being in easy circumstances, early determined to give him a liberal education. With this view, at the age of eleven, he was put to the study of the Latin and Greek languages; and in the month of September, A. D. 1796, entered the class of History and Belles Lettres in Union College, in the State of New-York. Here his application to study was unremitted and severe; in consequence of which his health became considerably impaired, and his constitution received a shock, from which, it is probable, it never wholly recovered. At college, he was distinguished for regularity of habits and purity of morals, and his standing as a scholar, among his cotemporaries, is said to have been highly respectable. He was admitted to the degree of Batchelor of Arts at the public commencement in May, A. D. 1799.

It is not known, that, at this time, he had made choice of any profession. Indeed, it is understood, that his views, as to the employment of his future life, were then wholly unsettled. To this circumstance it was, doubtless, owing, in part, that in the month of October following, he consented to become the teacher of a public school. He first took charge of the academy in Hanover, in Morris County, in his native State, where he continued until the 11th day of August, A. D. 1800. Here it was that he first became acquainted with the amiable lady, whom he afterwards married, and who now lives to mourn the loss of her dearest and best earthly friend. He removed to Orange-Dale in January, A. D. 1801, and officiated as teacher of the academy in that place until the 17th day of the following April.

It must have been not far from the time when he left Hanover, that his attention was awakened to the subject of religion. For he ever attributed his first serious impressions, under God, to the death of a beloved mother; an event which happened on the 15th day of October, A. D. 1800, and which he never recollected but with the tenderest regret. Then,' for the first time, he truly saw and felt that he was a sinner, and that he needed mercy and forgiveness. Then, as he has since said, the first sincere prayer to God escaped his lips. At this time, as we humbly trust, he experienced the renovation of character so strongly marked in the succeeding period of his life, being made the subject of that repentance which is unto life, and of that hope, which is an anchor to the soul. He remained no longer in doubt as to the choice of a profession; but considered, that God, by his late providences toward him, distinctly called him to enter upon the work of the ministry. Accordingly, on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1801, he regularly commenced the study of Divinity, under the care of the Rev. Dr. Griffin, now one of the professors in the Theological Institution at Andover. He returned to Hanover, however, in the following May, and continued his studies under the tuition of the Rev. Aaron Condict. He did not become a communicant in any Church, until the 26th day of July, A. D. 1801, when he first entered into covenant with God and his people at Hanover. To what this delay was owing cannot now be known; probably to that humble sense of his own unworthiness, and that distrust of his own attainments, which every real Christian is sure to feel.

On the 6th day of October, A. D. 1801, he was taken under the care of the Presbytery of New-York, and was licensed as a candidate for the ministry on the 5th day of the succeeding May. He did not

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