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expected. Their village is sur- lended reformers, and continues to rounded by Tartars, who befriend be the boast of their disciples in them as far as lies in their power. the present day, that they had The Missionaries have a small emancipated their followers from wooden church; a printing-house, the shackles of Catholic despotisin, with (Arabic types cut in England) and had restored to them the frecfor printing and dispersing religi- dom of the children of God. This ous tracts in that language among freedom, it appears, consisted in their neighbours. Mr. Brunton reading an erronous version of the has nearly completed the New Tes- inspired writings, and in venerating tament; which, considering he was as the dictates of eternal wisdom, ignorant of the language seven years the blunders of ignorant and inago, proves him to be an inde- terested translalors. What crime fatigable man. They have also more foul in its nature, more prea cloth manufactory, and as much judicial in its consequences, more land allowed them by (the Russian) allied to diabolical malignity, than government as they choose to cul- that of designedly corrupting the tivate; from which they furnish sacred Scriptures ? and, by such the surrounding country with pota- corruption, leading the sincere intoes, tobacco, &c. In their school quirer into error, and converting they have nearly 40 children, who the food of life into the poison of are all instructed in the Christian death? And do we not every day religion: several of them have been hear those deformers of the Holy sent from Tchircassia, the rest are Writ calling on Catholics to read Tartars. This has gained them the their sp?cious and corrupted transgood - will of their neighbours. lations?

but Catholics answer,' They are often applied to as arbi- We will not read your Protestant trators,' &c.

Bible, we will not drink at the

inuddy part of the stream, while we IRELAND.

can drink with equal ease at the

fountain head.' Catholic Edition of the Bible in This is indeed a serious charge ! Ireland. - An Advertisement has Protestant Princes, Parliaments, lately been circulated in Ireland, of Bishops, and Churches, are involved "A new and cheap edition of the in the guilt of authorising, circulatHoly Bible, in five volumes duode-ing, and recommending to millions cimo, price to Subscribers, in bdi. of British subjects an erroneries 17.12s. 6d. ; in plain calf 11. 173. 61. translation of the Bible, made byr:

This Bible may be had in weekly norant and biunderiig nien, who die numbers, of eighieen pence each, in signidy poisoned the sacred stream order to give the workin: people of Divine revelation !-Whatever and well disposed, an opportunity we may think of the zeal of the aida of purchasing the Bible at an easy vertisers of the Catholic Bible, we rare.'

cannot commend their candour or This publication is intended, it their prudence. Such an intolerant seems, “substantially to refute the attack upon the Protestant Church, calumny industriously circulated' at the moment they are seeking (by the Protestants, no doubt)' that an enlargement of their Catholic the Catholic Clergy prohibit the liberties, does not seem to be confaithful froin reading the word of sonant with a peaceable disposition God, or having it in their posses- or good policy. sion.' But this same advertisement is

Provincial Intelligence. most of all remarkable for the abuse it contains of our vencrable reformers, and the faithful learned

On Sept. !?, 18!!, the New Meeting translators of the Bible. We tran

was opeiled at Saifion Walden, in Essex.

Mr. Clayton prcache l in the morning, scribe the following shameful pas

from Ps. cxviii. 2; ; his ellest son in sage :

the afternoon, froin Exor, xii. 2h; and • It was the boast of the first pre- Mr. G. Clayton in the eyeping, from

Ps. cxxxii, 14. The devotional parts again in the evening, from Ps. cxviii. of the services were conducted by Mess. 25, latter clause. - Nearly 200 people Carver, Bowers, Jennings, Dobson, attended on the occasion from the ad. Harris, Wilkinson, and W. Clayton. jacent villages; and the congregation At the doors was collected the sum of was remarkably serious and attentive. 28yl. 11S.

On the same day the Jode pendent Sept. 3o, 1811, The Cambridgeshire chapel in Southmolton, Devon, was Association for promoting Christianity re.opened for divipe worship, after among the Peasants, held their Half having received a gederal repair, when yearly Meeting at Mr. Pine's, Duxford, three sermons were prcached, - by the The Rev. Mr. Town, of Royston, com- Rev. S. Rooker, of Bideford, from menced the service of the day by pray

Luke iii. 16; Rev. W. H. Gardiner, of er : Mr. Clayton, of Walden, preached; Barostaple, from Rev. i1. 12; and by and Mr. Harris, of Cambridge, con- the Rev. J. Gunn, of Ufracomb, from cluded with an address and prayer. Phil. iii. 8. Mess. Thorne and Cope, The Rev. Mr. Dobson, of Chishill, the stated ministers, engaged in the preached in the evening.

devotional exercises. The chapel was Oct. 30. The East Kent Associa. respectably attended.--Although ecotion held their falf-yearly Meeting at 'nomy has beeu rigidly observed, nearly Sion Chapel, Margare; when Mr. At. 450l. have been expended on this occawood preached if the morning, from

sion ; part of which has been raised Mal. iji. 16; and Mr. Shepherd in the

by the congrega!ion and by a public evening, from Ps. ii. 18. Preceding subscription in the towns to which the evening Mr. Gurteen, from Isa. xii, 4.

clergyman and several gentlemen of

the corporation of the place contriA discussion lately took place at buted; and for the rest, the generosity Lincoln, at a Meeting for the adoption of the public will be appealed to. of the system of National Education,

Feb. 18, the New Baptist Chapel, on ao amendment moved by Sir R. Heron, That the plan of education Romsey, Hants, was opened for publie adopted by the Meeting, should be

worship. Mr. Shoveller, of Newport, such as pot to exclude the children of introduced the service with reading and Disseaters from the advantage of the

prayers ; Mr. Mial, of Portsea, preach

ed from Isaiah lx. 13; and Mr. Giles, of education proposed; and that those children should be perinitted to attend

Lymington, concluded. The vext morndivine service at the respective places ing early a Meeting was held for prayer; of their religious worship

and at half past ten a numerous conA dehate arose, on the priociple, fregafion met to witness the ordination that it militated against the funda

of Mr. W. Yarnold, late of Bristol mental object of the society. The Dean Academy, to the Pastoral office therc.

The service commenced with reading of Lincoln, with several clergymen and gentlemen, opposed the amendment,

and prayer hy Ms. Owens, of couih. which was negatived; and the original amptou ; Mr. Giles described the naresolutions carried.

ture of a gospel church: Mr. Clare, of This decision clearly shews the prin

Dawntoo, off red up the ordination ciples on which the new system is

prayer; Dr. Ryland, of Bristol, gare founded. The children of Dissenters

the charge, froin 2 Chron. xxix. 11; most be excluded from its privileges ;

Mr. Saffery, of Salisbury, addressed the or, if admitted, thoy must immediately church from Nen 17-20; and Mr, conform to the establishmeni. We J. Bennett, of Romsey, closed the ser

vice with prayer. are surry 10 observe any thing which tevds so obviously to separale Christi

Rev S. Raban, late of Hackney. aps and Protestants from each other.

Academy, was ordained Pastor of the Dec. 26. A small Independent place congregation at Hope Chapel, Clifton of worship was opened at Siritton Hot Wells. The solemn service was Parva, a village about six miles from performed at Silver Screet Chapel, Leicester. The place will hold about London ; Mr. Platt commenced by renda 750 people, and has been erected by ing the scriptures, and prayer'; Mr. a Mr. Hudson and Mr. Stevens, from a Jones gave the introductory discourse,' desire of exteoding the kingriom of asked the questions, and received Ar. Imunanvel - To the morning the Rev. Raban's confession of faith ; Mr. ColliE. Chater, of Kibworth, preached froin son, Mr. Raban's tutos, offered the ore Acts xxvi. 16; Mr. Ilarrison, a student dination prayer ; Mr. Jackson delivered at Rotherham, also preached from a solemn and impressive charge: and Isaiah xxviii. 16: Mr. Chater preached Mr. Raban, of Wallingford, concluded,


The next Meeting of the Wills Asso- They are, at the same time, exciation is to be held at Devizes, on the posed to temptations, more fatal Wedoesday in Easter Week; when the than fire, sword, or tempest; and Rev. Mr. John Sibree is expected to

we have failed to supply them with preach, in the morning, On Salvation hy Grace ;' and Mr. Tozer in the after wield in defence of their souls !

the only arms which they could


vast majority of them is (as might The Second Anniversary of

the Herto naturally be expectedy sunk in the fordshire Union for the diffusion of

most awful depths of profligacy; religious knowledge through the towns

and though exposed every instant, and villages of the county, will be held at Hertford, April 22 ; when two ser

more than others, to be plunged mods will be preached hy Mr New- from thence into the abyss of everman, of Stepney, and by Dr. Winter, lasting misery, we have lent no of London.

friendly hand for their recovery! The Hampshire Association will hold o, if your readers heard the their Half-yearly Meeting at Ring- blasphemy and obscenity,-if they wood, on April 23. Mr. Griffin to -saw the drunkenness, and worse preach on the true causes of decay in than brutal sensuality, that prevails religion, and the best means to promote (especially) among our navy, how. revival.

would they shudder with horror!

how would they tremble to reflect Naval and Military Bible Society, means of stemining the torrent of

on their con listlessness to the only Sir, To the Editor.

destruction! • I nope the attention of many · Let us repent of our past negli. among the multitude of your read- gence, and bring forth fruits worthy ers will prove to have been excited of repentance. By way of incite. by the extracts, in your January ment, let me add, that the applicaMagazine, from the Report of the tions which have been received Naval and Military Bible Society; by the Naval and Military Bible Soand from the letter of Capt. Close, ciety from 21,420 sailors and solthe pious and zealous Secretary of diers, form but a small proportion that very important Institution. of those which may be expected The extreme deficiency of its sup- from the whole of our Navy and port, compared with the extensive Army, when opportunities occur and urgent demands for assistance for transmitting their requests. from it, must have produced asto- Only a third part of the inquiries nishment and deep regret in every which the Society had laudably considerate mind, Such neglect of made on the subject, have yet been the spiritual necessities of hundreds answered. On the zeal, activity, of thousands of our fellow-subjects, and fidelity of the Society's agents, who' have gone forth · with their the fullest reliance may be placed lives in their hands,' for our pro- and their patronage, happily, is tection in the enjoyment of all that such as will ensure access to our is dear to us, is difficult to be ac- ships of war, military depots, and counted for. on the good con- garrisons ;-but the sanction of the duct and ultimate success of our Most High has reproved the backsoldiers and sailors, in defence of wardness, as well as ensured the our property, our liberties, and our success of our efforts, by bringing lives, under the favour of God, some hundreds of our brave sailors every thing, at this affecting crisis, already, and almost miraculously, depends. Yet they are not only to genuine and fervent piety. enduring, for this purpose, dangers while we have been straining every junumerable, and hardships iuex- nerve to raise up Missionaries, and pressible; they are unavoidably de- to gain access for them to every prived, for our sakes, of every reli- quarter of the globe, God has raised zivus advantage, but that of reading up an host of Missionaries in our the Bible; and with this, we have various ships of war; to whom takeo no care to furnish them! we have only to send the Scriptures, that they may read and en- though by no means wealthy, we force them amidst crowds of Bri- mention with pleasure the exertons more depraved than Heathens tions of the Bethnal Green Auxiliary themselves..

Society, established Jan. 1, 1810, in

aid of the Missionary Society. At LONDON.'

their second anniversary, held Jan.

21, 1812, Dr. Collyer preached a serOn Thursday, May 12, a meet- mon on the occasion, when the coling was held at the New London lection and subscriptions amounted Tavern, Cheapside, to take into to €17. 6s. It is expected that consideration the present state of about £100 will thus be raised in the Academy at Newport Pagnel; the present year. How many hunwhich has for upwards of 30 years dreds annually inight thus be raised, been supported with considerable and how many Missionaries em. usefulness by private endowment, ployed, if ministers and others

J, WALKER, Esq. in the Chair. would exert themselves in a similar

By the statements then read, it manner ! - The occasion for such appears, that on the demise of the exertions was never greater than at Rev. W. Bull, now in his 74th year, present, as the expenditure of the ibe Endowment fails, and the In- Missionary Society is, this year, exstitution must cease, unless season- pected to exceed its income more able exertion be made.

than Two Thousand Pounds! The following resolutions were A Society has recently been estaunanimously adapted :

blished, called " The West London 1. That this meeting, taking into Auxiliary Society,' in aid of the consideration the statement now Religious Tract Society. The deread respecting Newport Seminary sign of this Institution is to distriits eligible situation, its suitable bule Tracts at home and abroad, accommodations, the advantages especially among sick persons and which have for years past arisen Sunday school children. from it, and the extensive field of Mr. Page, 9, Cranbourn Street, usefulness connected with it, are Leicester Square, Treasurer: Mr. of opinion, that its permanent esta- Webster, 16, Poland Street, Secreblishment and enlargement are ex- țary; and Mr. M.Donald, 81, Berceedingly desireable. – That the

wick Street, Assistant Secretary. statement be referred to a Committee, who shall adopt such regu- the common Council of the city of

A proposal was lately made in lations as they shall consider pro- London, to grant £500 to the Naper for the advancement of the obs tional Education Society; which was ject. - That the Committee shall consist of twelve.—That the Rev. the numbers being 47 for, and 53

negatived by a majority of six,G. Burder, J. Jackson, R. Stodhart, G. Tówns, and Messrs. Bateman,

against the motion. Brooks, Dyer, Neale, Scott, Pellatt,

Vauxhall Chapel has lately been and Savage, be a Committee. re-opened by the Rev. Thos. GardThat Henry Thornton, Esq. be re- ner, who is now the stated minister, quested to act as Treasnrer to this Institution; and the Rev. W. Chap

RECENT DEATHS. man as Secretary. - That a book Dec. 1, 1811, William Taylor, for Donations and Annual Subscrip- Esq. of Newgate Street, London, tions be now opened.

aged 82. He had been a member A subscription was immediately of the Baptist Church, in Prescott entered into; which affords a pleas- Street, above 60 years; and became ing encouragement, to conclude a deacon of it soon after Mr. Booth this useful Iustitution will be pre- became the Pastor. His simplicity served from decay.

of manners endeared him to all his

friends. In his last illness, his, paAuxiliary Society. -As a proof tience and submission

were reof what may be done by the per- markably conspicuous and edifysevering zeal of a few persons, fying. His memory will be ches

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rished by many persons, of all deno- claims upon him, he has left nearly minations, in the metropolis ; but the whole of his fortune, which particularly by that class of Chris- was very considerable, to charitable tians with whom he was intimately institutions. connected. He was the liberal Died at Warminster, Wilts, on founder of the · Baptist Academi-. Feb. 18, Mrs. Berry, the excellent cal Institution at Stepney. Being and affectionate wife of the Rev. a single man, and having no family: Joseph Berry, of that town.

List of the Committee of Deputies, appointed to protect the Civil Rights of the Three Denominations of Protestant Dissenters, for the year, 1812:—W. Smith, Esq. M. P. Chairman ; J. Gurney, Esq. Deputy Chairman; J. Gutteridge, Esq. Treasurer ; J. Collins, Esq. Deputy Treasurer ; J. Stonard, J. Towle, S. Favell, H. Waymouth, J. T. Rutt, J. Bunnell, G. Hammond, T. Stiff, W. Freme, J. Luck, W. Hale, T. Wilson, N. Child, Eb. Maitland, T. Maitland, W. Alers, J. Wilson, J. Addington, J. Benwell, W. Esdaile, and W. Savill, Esquires.

The progressive state of misery and vice seems to be strongly in. dicated by the following statement of the increase of criminal offences in the inetropolis. -- Return of the number of ersons charged with criminal offences, committed to the different gaols in the cities of London and Westminster, and county of Middlesex, for trial, at the several Sessions held at the Old Bailey, in the years 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, and 1810:

1806 1807 1808 1909 1910

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MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. Auxiliary Society, including a Collection by the Rev. G.

Burder, at the Rev. A. Douglas's, Reading, per Mr.

An Unknown Friend, towards the Purchase of a Ship to trade

between Port Jackson and the Islands of the South Sca
A Creole Servant Maid
Rev. James Scott and Friends, Eastwood, Yorkshire
Cambridge Auxiliary Bible and Missionary Society ; being a

moiety of its Receipts by Subscriptions and Donations

for the year 1811, by Mr. John Audley, Treasurer
A Young Lady, per Dr. Haweis
A Young Gentleman, per Dr. Haweis
A Friend,

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ditto Mrs. C. by the Rev. Mr. Greig J. H. L. T.

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