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dren. The closing paragraph of his will is worthy of record, and shows the veneration he felt for the religion of the Cross :

“I have now disposed of all my property to my faLuly; there is one thing more I wish I could give 1 em, and that is the Christian religion. If they had t. s, and I had not given them one shilling, they would be rich; and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor.” This short paragraph, coming from one of the most gigantic minds that ever investigated the truths of revelation, speaks volumes in favour of that religion which is despised by some-neglected by millions—and is the one thing needful to fit us for heaven and prepare us for enduring bliss.



ADMIRING nations have united in applauding the declaration of our rights, penned by Jefferson, and sanctioned by the Continental Congress on the 4th of July, 1776. As a master-piece of composition, as a clear and lucid exposition of the rights of man, the principles of free government, the sufferings of an oppressed people, the abuses of a corrupt ministry, and the effects of monarchy upon the destinies of man, it stands unequalled. Pure in its origin, graphic in its delineations, noble in its features, glorious in its career, benign in its influence, and salutary in its results, it has become the chart of patriots throughout the civilized world. It is the ne plus ultra of a gigantic mind, elevated to a lofty eminence by the finest touches of Creative Power; displaying its boldest efforts, its brightest conceptions, its holiest zeal, its purest desires, and its happiest conclusions. It combines the attributes of justice, the flowers of. eloquence, the force of logic, and the soul of wisdom. It is the grand palladium of equal RIGHTS, the polar star of rational LIBERTY, the Magna Charta of universal Freedom, and has crowned the name of its author with laurels of immortal fame.-Judson's Biog. of the Signers.

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This is one of the best books ever published, being well calculated to correct the evils of society, and to promote the best interests of the human family.

The money raised from the sale of this book, is for the support of a worthy, but greatly afflicted family, who lost their all by the great fire at Pittsburg, and who have long been, and still are, under medical treatment, with but a faint hope of permanent relief.

Purchasers will not only exercise their benevolence, but will find a rich remuneration in the acquisition of this valuable work, which should be in the hands of every reader.

Pastor of the Independent Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
It gives me pleasure to join with the Rev. Mr. Chambers in commending
both Mr. Judson and his excellent work.

Pastor of the M. E. Trinity Church, Philadelphia, Pa.

Extracts from Recommendations of The Moral Probe.

ALBANY, May 15, 1848. I have examined a work entitled “The MORAL PROBE,” by L. Carroll Judson, with great pleasure and profit. It evinces a thoroughly discrimi. nating mind, and a deep insight into the principles and workings of human nature. It is full of moral and religious truth, brought out with great perspicuity, precision, and independence; and yet in a manner wholly unexceptionable and inoffensive. It is pervaded by great condensation of thought and transparency of style, and is fitted to be an admirable auxiliary to parents and teachers, in the responsible office of forming the youthful character. It would be good service done if it should be adopted as a school book all over the country.


Pastor of 2d Presbyterian Church. « THE MORAL PROBE” is a book of interest and merit, intended to inform the mind and correct the morals.


Pastor Bapt. Church, Lansingburg, N.Y. It has been with much pleasure I have

examined “ THE MORAL PROBE.” It presents one of the most successful efforts I have seen, of avoiding sectarianism without rejecting religion.

Rector of St. Stephen's, Boston.

From Bishop Potter, Pa. I take great pleasure in commending “The MORAL PROBE” to the favorable rotice of the benevolent and patriotic.

A. POTTER. From Dr. Furness, Philadelphia, Pa. I have received such an impression of the value of Mr. Judson's book, and of his personal claims, that I very cheerfully join in the above recommendations.

W. H. FURNESS. I have read “ THE MORAL PROBE” with much interest and pleasure. No one can read the work without profit.


Pastor of Broad Street Baptist Church, Phil., Pa. The author probes, with a skilful hand, the festering wounds of human nature, and points the afflicted patient to a healing remedy. The book is written with a truthful boldness and elegance of style, that render it an important addition to any library. It has only to be read, to be approved and admired.

JAMES L. RIDGELY and others, Balt., Md.

L. JONES and others, District of Columbia, Were the benign principles inculcated by the Moral Probe universally practised, jails and penitentiaries would be blotted from the list of institutions.

J. G. GILLESPIE, Schenectady, N. Y. Next to the Bible, I consider the Moral Probe the best of all books.

DR. LEEDS, New York City. From the Hon. Judge Blythe, Phila., Pa. “ THE MORAL PROBE” commends itself to the public by the excellence of its sentiments and the peculiar appropriateness of the language in which they are expressed. Rarely do we find so much valuable matter compressed within so brief a space.


Albany, June 29, 1847. I have been able to give “ THE MORAL PROBE” some examination, and have been highly interested in the perusal of the articles, and do not hesitate to express a firm conviction of the great usefulness of the work to the rising generation, and see no objection to its introduction into the School District Libraries of the State.



Albany, June 14, 1848. THE MORAL PROBE, by L. Carroll Judson, is a series of short essays on a great variety of topics, common and trite in themselves, but to which the ingenious author, by his spirit and originality, has imparted the interest of novelty.




The style is terse and vigorous; the flow of thought, full and rapid. In the discussion of morals and manners, religion and politics, he expresses his views with freedom and boldness, and yet in a temper which cannot justly provoke the resentment of any sect or party.

It is a good book to be placed in the District School Library, and many the essays would make excellent reading lessons.


Sup’t of Common Schools. I have examined “The MORAL PROBE,” by L. Carroll Judson, Esq. It contains a series of short, pungent essays, on a variety of topics, designed to expose the false notions and fashionable errors of the times

The style is admirably calculated to arrest the attention of the reader, and produce that thought and reflection which cannot fail to advance truth, and promote rational and sound public sentiment.

Sec'y of Commonwealth of Pa.

Sup’t of Common Schools, I' have examined “ THE MORAL PROBE.” It contains well written specimens of original composition, calculated to please, improve, and interest youth or age. I cheerfully recommend it as a book fully equal, if not superior to any found in our School Libraries.


Chairman of Com. on Education-Senate of Pa. I have perused “THE MORAL PROBE," and consider it a very interesting and instructive work, calculated to do much good. It is pure in sentiment, spirit-stirring in style, and so pointed in its moral tendency, that I shall do good service to my elder pupils, by making them acquainted with its contents, and shall introduce it into my school as a reading exercise for my first class.


Prin. of Chapman Hall School, Boston. I cheerfully concur in the above statement of Mr. Baker,


Teacher of Languages, Chap. Hall School. I have examined the work called “ THE MORAL PROBE,” and very cheerfully recommend it for its purity of sentiment, and for the wholesome influence it can hardly fail to exert on the minds, hearts, and affections of all who may read it, It may be safely and profitably placed in the hands of youth of both sexes, and is a source from which persons of riper years may draw lessons of interest and improvement.


[Ed. M. Magazine, Boston ] THE MORAL PROBE.-The foregoing is the title of a well executed volume, of three hundred and thirty-six pages, with an appendix. The book is really replete with wisdom and good counsel, rendered attractive by a general ease and force of style, and not by infrequent felicitous illustrations. The tendency of the volume is to inculcate sterling integrity, unyielding virtue, ardent patriotism, active philanthropy, pure benevolence, and universal charity.—Knickerbocker Magazine, N. Y.

THE MORAL PROBE—Is a work which is pure in sentiment, pungent in speaking of evil, and contains some of the most wise, interesting, and instructive lessons of any work we have ever seen. We heartily recommend it to young men and old, as the essays are short, and very different from the trashy matter so common in our modern literature.-Mechanics' Journal, Albany.

The essays are upon subjects of a useful character, and the author, in their preparation, has evinced a knowledge of human nature of no common order. The work should be found in the library of every family.--Daily Chronicle, Philadelphia.

THE MORAL PROBE.—A cursory glance at the contents of this work, convinces us of its intrinsic value. The significant title selected by the author gives evidence of his intention to analyse and expose the evils engrafted upon society, and most effectually has he done it. His essays upon a great variety of subjects of vast interest to mankind, are marked by a fearless independence, that will at once secure for them profound attention. The style of the author is terse and nervous-his metaphors legitimate and never disruptured-his diction, chaste and elegant. The tone of the work is highly moral, recognising man's responsibility to God, and his duty to his fellow.-Iris, Baltimore.

Many of the essays are not only forcible, but eloquent in a high degree. -Pennsylvania Enquirer, Phil.

Mr. Judson has embodied much excellent precept in his pages, and conveyed truth in a pleasing and attractive form; and we hope, that while the volume will do good to the many, so many will purchase the volume, that it will do good to the author.-Ü. 8. Gazette, Philadelphia.

THE MORAL PROBE.—This is a work of great truth and merit, just published by the author. L. CARROLL JUDSON. It contains over one hundred essays on as many different subjects, which, for point, wit and sarcasm, we have never seen equalled. We hope this work will have a great sale among the working classes, who will be much benefited by its many home truths.-Mechanics' Advocate, Albany.

THE MORAL PROBE-Contains 102 essays on the Nature of Men and Things, by L. C. Judson, Esq. Various fashionable and honorable vices are probed to the quick in this work. We commend it as a useful, pointed, moral book. The author lost his all in the great fire at Pittsburg, and deserves patronage.—Baptist Record, Philadelphia.

The MORAL PROBE.-We think this work will constitute an admirable aid to the reflecting mind, in the pursuit of virtue and the shunning of vice, constituting a thorough chart of human nature, and a useful and instructive companion of the closet.- Southern Patriot, Charleston, S. C.

THE MORAL PROBE.—This book contains 102 original essays and a valuable appendix. The essays on the treatment of children and on the nature of woman should be in the hands of every mother-the essay on the credit system in the hands of every man of business—the essay on inconsistency, in the hands of every citizen. The book should be in every family.-Cor. Courier, Charleston, . C.

A thousand and one recommendations from other persons and the Press might be added, but an examination of the book will be found the most satisfactory test.

L. C. JUDSON, AUTHOR, New York, June 19th, 1848.


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