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robbed him of human life, but his Godhead. I shudder and find"dark despair cloud my reafon, offering the baneful cup, which, should I take, it would be à fresh insult to that God as whose dread tribunal I now stand arraigned. The cup I mean is death. O my God, my Lord, that from my remembrance I have been insulting with one continued infult, by à rooted hatred, impressed and imbibed from my parents, and which was handed from the perpretrators of the bloody act, in perpetual succession, through our generations, to us now living; grant the scourge may not spare the wretch, who, tho' nor the immediate perpetrator of the horrid deed, yet gave place and nourished, not only in his own, but in thousands of hearts, the gall of hatred and blasphemy against our God and Father. But do not permit me to offer any any farther insult, more particularly the heinous crime of the Traitor Judaš, in destroying the life you created, after the crime he tands charged long before by the prophecy of Jeremiah,'as we took notice, and then farther forewarned and set forth by Zachariah in the 11th chapter, which takes in the treason of Judas and reprobation of the Jews (518 years before Christ), “ Open the doors, o Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen; because the mighcy is spoiled: howl, Oye oaks of Bashan, for the forest of the vintage is come down. There is a voice of the howling of the thep herds ; for their glory is spoiled : a voice of the roaring of young lions ; for the pride of
Jordan is spoiled?” Thus faith the Lord thy God, “Feed the lock of the daughter, whose poffeffors Nay them and hold themselves not guilty ; and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich, and their own fhepherds piry them not.
For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord, bus I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them. And I will feed the flock of Naughter, ven you,' O poor of the flock. And I cook unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands, and I fed the fock. Three shepherds also I cut off in one month, and my foul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then, faid I, I will not feed you ; that that dieth, let it die : and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off, and let the rest eat, every one the flesh of another. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant, which I had made with all the people. And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lord. And I said unto them, if you think good, give me my price, and if not forbear; so they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Caft it unto the potter ; a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silwer, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. Then I cut asunder my other staff, even Bands, chac
I might break the brotherhood between Judah
upon his right eye; his arm fhall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
O my God, from the day Ifrael rejected you, she has drank the waters of affliction, from the day of her captivity, under Titus, her arm remains dried up. She is no more a nation, but a vagabond obnoxious, an alien, (as Cain after imbruing his hands in his brother's blood) whoever fees her may kill her, she has no remedy in herself, having neither civil or military force, nor power, either to compel others, or defend - herself. Her arm is truly wichered and dried up. . Israel's eye is also darkened, the veil is over her eyes, until now, she knows not, that she is guilty of a crime so far more heinous than Cain's, as you, my Lord, in dignity,' are more worthy than Abel. Cain confessed his guilt with the justice and equity of the law of retaliation. Genesis 4th chpater, I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth ine shall say me.
But Israel has not only dipped her hand in the blood of her brother, which
would have been upon an equality with Cain's murder, she has put to death, after using every degradation, insults, the most atrocious calumnies, buffets, spitting in his face, scourgings, mockings, and whatever her malice could invent, the Lord of life, the Christ of God, her Lord and her God. But as if her Lord was not fufficiently degraded, they contrived the most ignominious and painful death, and placed him naked betwixt two thieves. Their discourse of him was, attributing his miracles and the wonders that he daily laid before them to Satan, who, say they, asists this seducer, to raise seditions and draw the multitude from their duty to the law of our fathers, and allegiance to Cæfar; by which means, if we let him go on, we shall be of no respect, and the Romans will destroy our nation. This vindictive spirit, revengeful in the extreme, blafpheming that very God that was so long, and through all the prophecies pointed out circumftantially to them, accepting the robber Barabbas in preference, demanding not his death alone, but that his blood should be on herself and children, as the prophet Isaias forewarned her, saying, Go to this people, and say to them, with the ear you shall hear, and shall not understand ; and seeing you shall fee, and shall not perceive. For the heart of this people is grown grofs, and with their ears have they heard heavily, and their eyes they have shut, lest, perhaps, they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. O my
God, to the confusion of our nation this prophesy of blindness, deafness, ignorance and obduracy, remain unabated until this day, according to the testimony of your servant Mofes, our law-giver, in the following words ; “And the Lord thy God shall raise you up a prophet of your own brethren like unto me, him shall you hear, and it shall come to pass, that every soul that will not hear that prophet to do whatsoever he commandeth them, shall be cut off from his people.” The completion of these prophecies is evidenced and have been verified from the destruction of our temple and city. And, according to our prophet Daniel gth chapter, (before Chrift 534 years) for rejecting and putting to death the Messiah. This heavy malediction should remain in our nation, and points out the time of this bloody catastrophe disclosed by the angel Gabriel.
490 years before Christ. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to feal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. Know, therefore, and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Mefliah the Prince shall be feven weeks, and threescore and two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall even in troublous times; and after threescore and two weeks shall Meffiah be cut off, but not for himself; and the people of the prince (the Romans under Titus) that thall