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Religious Anniversaries.

American Tract Society.- The eleventh anniversary of this Institution was celebrated Wednesday last at New York. From an abstract of the annual Report, we learn that on closing the accounts April 5th, the total receipts were found to be $105,000 being $12,000 more than the previous year, and nearly $38,000 more than the year preceeding. The amount of volumns printed was 248,000; being 141,000 more than in the previous year; and the prospect of future usefulness in each department of the Society's operations was apparently greater than ever before.

American Bible Society.- The annivesary of this Institution was also celebrated last week at the Broadway Tabernacle, New York. Among the speakers were Gov. Dunlap of Maine, Reid of Bombay, and Brown of St. Petersburgh, Russia. From an abstract of the annual report it appears that the receipts of the year from all Societies amount to $104,899, 45, and were received from the following sources: In payment for Bibles and Testaments sold, $42, 766, 75; from bequest, $18, 589, 66; for distribution in foreign counties, $13, 48[],19; unrestricted contributions, $25,112,07. The expenditures of the year have been $107,910 93, leaving a balance in the Treasury of $9,265,70. This balance is owing in part to the fact that a large legacy has been received, and too near the close of the year to allow of its being wisely expended.

The American Home Missionary Society also held its annual meeting at New York last week. It appeared from extracts of the annual Report which were read, that the number of Missionaries and Agents now under the care of the Society, is 753, more or less of whom have been employed in 25 different states and territories and in the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. To these maybe added 17 Pastors and Evangelists in France, making the whole number of Missionaries, &c. supported and aided by this Society, 770. Of the 753 in this country, 575 are settled as Pastors; 132 extend their labors; two or three congregations; and 46 including Agents are employed in larger fields. The amount of ministerial labor is formed under the commissions of this society the past year is equal to 54 years of an individual.

The receipts into the Treasury during the past year amounted to $100,565,15, which added to a balance of $5,468,94 on hand at the beginning of the year makes an aggregate of $167,039,09. The disbursements have been $92,108,94, leaving a balance in the Treasury of $14,930,15. This balance is occasioned by the legacy of the late Joseph Burr, 12.00 of which have been paid into the Treasury of this Society, and $5000 to the Vermont Missionary Society, and is included in the above statement of receipts. The receipts from ordinary sources have not exceeded those of the preceding year.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This article reports on the anniversaries and financial health of three religious societies. The New England Religious Tract Society was organized May 23, 1814 and incorporated in June 1816. The name was changed in June 1823 to American Tract Society. The society's mission was "To make Jesus Christ known in His redeeming grace and to promote the interests of vital godliness and sound morality, by the circulation of Religious Tracts, calculated to receive the approbation of all Evangelical Christians." The American Bible Society was founded in New York City in 1816 with the goal of placing a bible in every home. In May 1826, representatives from the Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches met to form the American Missionary Society. Its purpose was to assist congregations in the United States, its territories and Canada until they could become financially self-reliant. The Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 26, 1827 to June 27, 1837. It changed its name to the Gazette & Mercury.


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"Religious Anniversaries" article from Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald
date   May 17, 1836
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   9.75"
width   3.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.024

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