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the heathen shall come and join in thus considered :-). The Medium worship with us in the temple of the of blessedness which God has apLord !' The church of God shall then pointed. 2. The Blessingwhich have no separate interests, and conse- are to be communicated through quently no divided affections. Mutual
this medium. 3. The Sleuns which jealousies and animosities shall be for
Christians are to use, in order to golien, and every vestige of its former discord shall be for ever obliterated.
warrant their expectation of the Such, I irust, is the subject matter of promised blessings ; and, 4. The your fervent prayers; aod such, I trust,
Grounds of hope which may encouwill continue to be the object of your rage their expectation ; ainong unwearied exertions. Whatever difi. which he mentions that "impediculties, brethren, you may experience ments are yielding,-prejudices are in your work, yet kuow, for your en: melting away,
and unusual fercouragement, that you have the full
vour of united and holy zeal is kintide of prophecy in your favour. Your dled, -generat expectation is exfinal success is not a matter of doubiful cited, and the work is actually speculation, brt of absolute ceriaipty. The day is expressly foretold iu Scrip: begun on earth.' The whole is calture ; and surely that day caonot now
culated to promote that great cause be far off, when the heathen' shall ap
iu which British Christians feel their point to themselves one head, and one
hearts so deeply engaged. king; in allegiance to whom they shall The Report of the 12th year of all cheerfully unite, and under whose this Institution first gives an acprotection they shall all surely he ga- count of the state of the settlements thered. • lo that day,' according to on the Rio Pongas, where about the prophet, there shall be 0:e
120 children are under the care of Lord, and his pame Ope. Every false the Missionaries. Several of the god shall be abandoned, and every
native Chiefs are desirous of the false worship shall be abolished; and as Jesus Christ shall be the centre of
establishment of schools in the intheir unity in whom they shall meet, so
terior : but little success was exthe gospel of Christ shall be the rule pected among the adults on of their voity by which they shall all coast where the minds and morals walk. “There sball be one fold and' of the people had been depraved by one Shepherd.'
the Slave 'I'rade, some promoters of Were it not for want of room, we
which, it seems, had given presents would insert also the illustration of to the Foolah King to drive the his third particular, under the last 'Missionaries out of the country. head, that they shall all be united
The Missionaries have not yet attogether in love and affection.' tained the native language ; and Page 121, 122. - We recommend therefore have done lilile in the the diligent perusal of it by those way of publicly preaching the goswho are in possession of the vo
pel. This, the Report says, is pot lume; and we shall be glad of an
inuch to be regretted ; for the state opportunity to insert it in our Ma- of the native inind on that score, gazine as a bright display of the ge- seems at present to be so unfavourMuine influence of the gospel in the
able to any serious attention to soul of the preacher; and as pe- Christianity, that the Missionaries culiarly applied to produce among
will probably gain ground more raChristians of all denominations the pidly by a diligent care of the spirit of brotherly love.
young, than by prematurely bringing Christian truth before the adult
natives.' While we cominend the A Sermon before the Society for instruction of the children, we canhirsiums to Africa and the Last,
not but lament that attempts to by the llev. W. Goode, A. M. way 19, 1812. Wilh the Report should be thought hopeless or pre
preach the gospel to the heathen of the Commillce, &c. 2s.
mature. This was not the language This discourse is founded on of the apostles, who implicitly Psalm xxii. 17, — Men shall be obeyed the command of Christ, blessed in Him: all nations shall • Preach the gospel- to every creacall him Blessed.' The subject is ture.' Education, however import
ant, is but a secondary business, and which appear to be in a flourishing. should never supersede the great condition; the income of the last ordinance of God for the salvation year having been about £ 2680, and of men preaching the gospel. their expenditure about € 1820.
The new Missionaries, Wilhelm The Society also possess in the funds, and Klein (with Mrs. K.) arrived at € 4000 three per cent, consols ; Sierra Leone, Dec. 22. On the 20th € 1000 three per cent.reduced ; and of January they joined the other £ 2400 in Exchequer bills : but the Missionaries at Bashia. Thus,' says Society was under obligations to the Report, the African mission is the amount of € 1200, or more. laying its foundations wide and deep, in the instruction of a great The Speech of his Royal Highness number of native children.' Two more Students, of promising
the Dulce of Sussex, in the House talents, from the Berlin seminary,
of Lords, on the Catholic Question, have been engaged by the Society
April 21, 1812. With Proofs and to whvin ordination is promised by
Nlustrations, 410, 3s.. the Bishop of Kænigsberg, who will. Tie Catholics of Ireland have then come over to this country, found an able advocate in the Duke and proceed to Africa.
of Sussex, who appears by this It is proposed to select a few speech to have studied the subject suitable persons from congrega- with great attention. His llighness tions of converted Africans now in Jabours to lessen the differences America, and to place them as Ca- between the Catholic and Protestant techists in Africa, under the direc. religion. Though we have not,' tion of the Missionaries. We sin- says he, “the same number of Sacerely wish that this method may crainents, yet, except one, we ob• What triumph,
serve the forms of all the others; says the
proposer of this scheme, and although auricular confession is - can be imagined grcater than the not enjoined, it is strongly recompropagation of the gospel in injured mended ;- and even our service of Africa, whence so many wretched
the visitation of the sick, the commen have been dragged into slavery plete absolution of the priests, by those very men themselves who, copied word for word from their having suffered under worldly cupi- ritual, is to be found. This same redity, would become, on their return mark holds equally good with the home, the best pledge of a real greatest part of the liturgy! change of sentiment in their former His Highness also speaks highly of masters !'
the attachment of the Catholics to The latter part of the Report the royal family, and produces the strongly urges the propriety of ex- following evidence, which perhaps tending missionary efforts to the may not satisfy all our readers :- I vast regions of the East, which have observed in the foreign sciniBritish Christians, of all denomina- naries) particularly at Roine, the tions, are now loudly called upon to pictures of their Majesties exhibited make; and it is certainly their duty, in their public halls, as an inconat this peculiar crisis, when the trovertible testimony of their loyCharter of the East India Comany alty and allegiance. His Highness is about to be renewed, -' to assert, concludes by saying, -' If we are as with one voice, their determina- uuited among ourselves, by the contion to redeem the character of this sciousness that we have all equal Christian nation, to repeat of its rights in the constitution, we need pastnegligence and ingratitude, and dicad neither foreigu nor domestic to express ils scuse of the divine foe; and the interest every man will mercies toward it, by endeavouring then take in the welfare of the emwisely, bul zealously, to communi- pire, must give an additional stiinucate to its most distant dependen- lus to his industry and his cxertionis. cies the word of life and salvation.' ---These are my sentiments.'
The Report concludes with a Among the Proofs and Illustra, Statement of the Society's Funds, tions' in the Appendix, we find the
Answers of the six foreign Roman REPLY has been published, or is inCatholic Universities to the Ques-, tended from any quarter. The tions proposed to them in 1788. work appears to me capable of being These questions were, 1. Has the fairly and satisfactorily refuted : Pope or Cardinals, or any body of but such a refutatiou would require
or any individual of the larger scope than the limits of a reChurch of Rome, any civil autho. view or a pamphlet. The principles rity, power, or jurisdiction, or pre- of Mr. B.'s Enquiry should be careeininence whatsoever within the fully analyzed,
every text criti. realm of England: 2. Can the Pope, cally re-examined, every part of his &c. absolve or dispense with his reasoning sifted, and the latent but Majesty's subjects from their oath primary and extensive sources of of allegiance, upon any pretext fallacy should be detected. whatsoever ? 3. Is there any prin If any gentleman to whose notice ciple in the Catholic faith by which this may come, has in hand such a Catholics are justified in uot keep work, it will materially oblige the ing faith with Heretics, in any trans- writer to be inforined of it; either actious either of a public or pri- through the medium of your useful vate nature ? All these questions Magazine, or by a private leiter, to are answered in the negative, and, the care of Mr. Josiah Conder, apparently, in a satisfactory man- Bucklersbury, London. If no such Ber. These papers inay be perused communication be made within two with advantage by all who wish to or three months, he will perhaps make up their ininds on this very feel himself bound to attempt such important question.
a work; but most reluctantly, not merely because the daily urgencies
of a jaborious station render any LITERARY NOTICES.
new engagement very unwelcome, Sir, To the Editor.
but because he wishes to see the deIt is now nearly two years
sired work executed in a much since a volume of considerable size more able and complete manner was given to the world, entitled than he can presume to hope that ' A Calin Enquiry into the Scripture his own abilities are equal to. Doctrine on the Person of Christ,
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DEMARARA. The good effects of that freedoms which, through the liberality of the British Government at home, and the good offices of the present acting Governor of Demarara, Major General H. L. Carmichael, has been granted to the Negroes, are already become apparent. Mr. Wray informs the Directors that, on hearing of the death of Dr. Vanderkemp, he preached a funeral sermon for him ; when about 900 persons attended in the chapel, besides 200, or more, who stood about the doors and win. dows. Mr. Davies also, at George Town (formerly called Staebrook) had at least 600 hearers when he preached on the same occasion.
The Governor has made a present of 6 Joes (or about 101.) to Mr. Wray, for his encouragement in the work; and 10 Joes to Mr. Davies. ; The worthy Governor appears to be very desirous of proinoting the instruction of the Negroes, aud of the soldiers' children, and also of sending a Mission to the native lodians in the interior.
On the 15th of May, Mr. Wray baptized fourteen adult Negroes, and afterwards, several of their children.
On the 23d, a disturbance happened among the slaves, occasioned by a dispute with their masters respecting their food. The Manager of the estate where this happened, talked seriously with them on the subject; and instead of iuflicting corporal punishment, prohibited them froin coming to the chapel. This answered the purpose. Mr. Wray went and expostulated with them on the baseness and ingratitude of their conduct; and they soon made due submission, and were restored to their privileges. Thus," said the Manager, very judiciously, " By making Religion a reward of good conduct, beneficial effects may be expected, and more severe punishments avoided.”
The Governor has recently made a regulation of a most important nature :-Formerly, the expence attending the marriage-ceremonies (or Ondertreuwing, as it was called) announted to 15 Joes (or about 271.) which, to many persons, was alınost a prohibition : but his Excellency has ordained that, “ with those classes of the inhabitants who were prea vented from marrying by the formentioned causes, the publication of the banns once in the papers of the colony, and for three successive Sundays in St. George's Church, shall be sufficient.” The moral effect of this wise regulation may be
considerable, Mr. Davies, at George Town, is proceeding very prosperously in the erection of a coinmodious chapel and a dwelling house. The Governor has subscribed 10 Joes (about £ 17.) The inhabitants have contributed € 600. or more. The poor Negroes have collected not less than £ 60. by ineans of half a bit (twopence-halfpenny) each,
The prospect of success is very pleasing. Mr. Davies, in a letter, says, “ Had you been here yesterday, you would have rejoiced to see the vast numbers that filled, not only the place, but also the whole plat of ground on which the School-house stands. At the same time, your hearts would have ached to see such multitudes, among whom were many women with children at the breast, and old people on crutches, obliged to stand out of doors in the burning sun, at noon, until the congregation within were dismissed.”
“ The members of the church assist Mrs. Davies and myself in cate. chising them ; without which, preaching is useless,, A short sermon on the subject, iininediately afterwards, is better understood, Even in the sermon, it is necessary to ask them questions, so that some one or other of them may answer you quite loud, that all the rest may bear. The method i bave taken lately (since so many have attended) is this :- At
six o'clock, Sabbath-morning, they are catechised, and have a short sermon; then they go out at one side of the house; the people who have been standing round the house come in at the other side; so that the place, which will held 400, in the way they sit, is filled again. We proceed with them as with the others. A little after nine they all go out. They come again at one ; and the two congregations are out between three and four' o'clock. At half-past ten in the morning, and at five in the afternoon, I preach to the Whites and Free People. But I find these six times preaching too much for me. I am hardly able to move on Monday. More than 1000 attend. The soldiers' children I have offered to teach gratuitously; but the Governor has written to the Duke of York, to allow me a small salary for the purpose.
The Governor has also granted a piece of ground, for the purpose of building a chapel at Mahaica.
TOBAGO. Mr. Elliott informs the Directors that his chapel is finished, and was opened in May last. The congregation, he says, increases; and the Negroes on the estates attend better than usual. "I am often informed by the overseers of estates, that the Negroes are overheard reproving one another for sin. Although we have reason to fament the want of usefulness, yet there is reason to rejoice that the Gospel is preached to so inany souls, that the morals of some are improved ; and we hope there is here and there one who will for ever rejoice in redeeming love.
TRINIDAD. Mr. Adams is very diligently employed in this island, besides the usual services on the Lord's Day, when he preaches to the Whites, &c. he instructs the Negroes on the Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings. On Wednesday evening he preaches to the White people, and on Thursday evening goes to the Barracks. On Saturday he and Mrs. Adam meet the singers; and on Sunday afternoon, the children of the Sunday Schools, who are 70 or more in number. On the first Wednesday of the month, when it is moou-light, he gives them a sermon; and on the first Monday evening of the month, he holds a prayer-meeting, for the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. These labours, we trast, will not be in vain in the Lord.
THE FIRST AUTUMNAL MEETING OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY
will be held, (Deo volente) at BRISTOL, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 6th, 7th, and 8th days of October. The services are arranged in the following manner :
Tuesday Morning, In the parish church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, the Rev. John Wilcox; A. M. Minister of Ely Chapel, Lecturer of St. George's, Southwark, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Earl of Kingston, will preach.
Tuesday Evening, At Bridge-street Chapel, the Rev. ALEXANDER WAUGH, A. M. of London, will preach.
Wednesilay Morning, The Rev. GEORGE CLAYTON, of Walworth, will preach at Castle Green Chapel.
Wednesday Evening, The Rev. ROWLAND HILL, M. A. Minister of Surry Chapel, &c. will preach at the Tabernacle.
Thursday Morning, A Meeting of the Friends of Missions to the Heathen, will be held at the Chapel, Castle Green, for the purpose of forming an Auxiliary Society, in aid of the Missionary Society which was instituted in London in the year 1795; and whose operations, in various parts of the globe, are so extended, as to ne the most strenuous and generous support of the religious public in all parts of the United