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expected. Their village is sur- lended reformers, and continues to rounded by Tartars, who hefriend be the boast of their disciples in thein 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 despotişin, 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 neighhours. Mr. Brunton reading an erronrous 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, aud 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 spurious 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
muddy 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 authorisiog, circulatHoly Bible, in five volumes duode- ing, and recommending to millions cimo, price to Subscribers, in bdi. of British subjects an erroncinis 17.12s.6d. ; in plain calf 11. 173. 6. translation of the Bible, made byi:
This Bible may be had in weekly norant and blunderiig nien, who denumbers, of eighieen prnce 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 aiiof purchasing the Bible ut an easy vertisers of the Catholic Bible, we rale.'
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 iheir Catholic the Catholic Clergy prohibit the liberties, does not seem to be confaithful from 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 venerable reformers, and the faithful learned
On Sept: 17, 1811, the New Meeting translators of the Bible. We tran
pas opened at Saffron Walder, in Essex. scribe the following shameful pas
Mr. Clayton preacher in the morning,
from Ps. cxviii. 2 ;; his ellest son in sage :-
the afternoon, froin Exorl, xii. 25; and It was the boast of the first pre- Mr. G. Clayton in the cveping, from
Ps. cxxxii, 14. The devotional parts again in the evening, from Ps. cxviif of the services were conducted by Mess. 25, latter clause. --- Nearly 200 people Carver, Bowers, Jennings, Dobson, attended on the occasion from the adHarris, Wilkinson, and W. Clayton. jacent villages ; and the congregation At the doors was collected the sum of was remarkably serious and attentive. 28yl. 118.
On the same day the Jodependent Sept. 31, 1811, The Cambridgeshire chapel in Southmolton, Devon, was Association for promoting Christianity re-opened for divine worship, after among the Peasants, held their Half. having received a general 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. Lukę iii. 16; Rev. W. H. Gardiner, of er : Mr. Clayton, of Walden, preached; Barostaple, from Rev. iii. 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 The East Kent Associa. respectably atteoded.--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 in the morning, from
siop; part of which has been raised Mal. iii. 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, preacheducation proposed; and that those
ed froin Isaiah lx. 13; and Mr.Giles, of children should be perınitted to attend
Lymington, concluded. The uext morn. divine 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 principle, gregafion met to witness the ordination that it militated against the funda
of Mr. W. Yarnold, late of Bristol mental ohject of ihe 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 Yr. (wens, of couhá which vas negatived; and the original ampton ; Mr. Giles described the liaresolutions carried.
ture of a gospel church : Mr. Clare, of This decision clearly shews the prin
Dawntou, off red up the ordination ciples on which the new system is
prayer; Dr. Ryland, of Bristol, gare
the charge, froin 2 Chron. xxix. I; founded. The children of Dissenters most be excluded from its privileges ;
Mr. Saffery, of Salisbury, addsessed the or, if admitted, thoy must immediately church from Nen ii. 19-20; and Mr. conform to the establishmeni. We
J. Bennett, of Romsey, closed the ser
vice with prayer. are sorry 10 observe any thing which tewds so obviously to separate Christi
Rev S. Ratan, lale of Hackney aps and Protestants from each other.
Academy, was ordained Pastor of the Dec. 26. Asmall 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 Street Chapel, Leicester. The place will hold about London ; Mr. Platt commenced by read750 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 extending the kingrom of asked the questions, and received Mr. Inunanvel - lothe morning the Pev. Rabap's confession of faith ; Mr. ColliE. Chaler, or Kibworth, preached froin son, Mr. Raban's tutos, offered the orActs xxvi. 16; Mr. Ilarrison, a student dination prayer : Mr. Jackson delivered at Rotherham, also preached from a solemp and impressive charge: and Isaiah xxviii. 16: Mr. Chater preached Mr. Raban, of Wallingford, concluded,
The next Meeting of the Wilts Asso. They are, at the same time, exciation is to be held at Devizes, on the posed to temptations, inore 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! A
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 mons will be preached by 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 Ringa 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 von listlessness to the only Sir, To the Editor.
destruction ! • I HOPE 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. 8. 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 jonumerable, and hardships inex- 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 takeg no care to furnish thein ! 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 ON
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. 68. 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 emusefulness 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 The Endowment fails, and the In- Missionary Society is, this year, exstitution must cease, unless season- pected to exceed its incoiue 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 Seminarysign 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 ob
tional Education Society; which was ject. — That the Committee shall consist of twelve. — That the Rev. negatived by a majority of six,
the numbers being 47 for, and 53 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 Institution 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 chea
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 familya 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 Chair: man; 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 persons 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
Number of Persons accused
Summary of the Census of the Inhabitants of Great Britain,
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. Auxiliary Society, including a Collection by the Rev. G.
Burder, at the Rev. A. Douglas's, Reading, per Mr.
between Port Jackson and the Islands of the South Sea
moiety of its Receipts by Subscriptions and Donations
for the year 1811, by Mr. John Audley, Treasurer
ditto Mrs. C. by the Rev. Mr. Greig J. H. L. T.