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Intelligence.Delate in the House of Commons on the French Protestants. 365 the force of government could not put Revolution; it had been followed up; down at once. Was he (Lord C.) to and they enjoyed a degree of freedom tell the House, that in the country to they had never known before. Withwhich he belonged, a feud, a dispute, out imputing blame to the sect, withwhich appeared religious, but which out denying that they were a most enwas totally unconnected with religion, lightened people, he should contend would often disturb a province for that having acquired an extent of powyears? In the county of Armagh sects er, and that from Buonaparte, they had for two years been waging war felt interested in the continuance of with each other, and the whole power his power: their conduct showed that of the arm of the law was found insuffi- they felt this, and had led to a jealousy cient to repress them. Did the House which was the cause of the present forget the present state of things in Ire- disturbances. If he were to believe land, and would they have us advise a the Honourable and Learned Gentleforeign country to interfere in the cause man, and the various publications on of the Catholics of this country!-- the subject, he must imagine that the [Hear, hear!] He was sure that such Catholics had not suffered or been proan interference would not be endured. voked at all, and that this was a graWhilst there was but one common tuitous persecution of the Protestants. feeling-that of deep grief on the un. Indeed,' the Honourable and Learned happy calamities in France, and an Genileman had touched so slightly on anxious desire to see them terminated; the wrongs or provocations of the other whilst the Honourable and Learned side, that though he admitted a few Gentleman himself admitted that no individuals had been sacrificed, yet -it outrages had been coinmitted since would appear from his statement, that December, and now, after such a lapse in general they had no cause for comof time, he came to harrow up the plaint. lle (Lord C.) did not mean feelings of the House with the recital to give official information to the of calamities we could not redress, he House, but he would read a passage (Lord C.) had hoped that he would lay from a letter which he believed to be the question at peace, instead of co-written in a fair and impartial spirii. louring the proceedings on one side as It contained the opinions of an indihighly as he might, if he had pleased, vidual whose sentiinents he wished tu those of the other-instead of inflaming receive, because he went out with a the passions of two sects who were, mind pure and unbiassed. This letter tearing each other to pieces. This was would bring one point on which the an act of disrespect to the French peo- Honourable and Learned ple, and not an act of benevolence, bad touclied slightly--the provocations whatever might be the notives of the and wrongs of the Catholics-into Honourable and Learned Gentleman. open view. Both parties are to a He (Lord C.) could not consistently certain degree right;" that was, the with his public duty acquiesce in pro- Protestants mixed up with ducing to the House all the correspond. Buonaparte, and imputed to the Caence that had passed on this subject. tholics jealousy and political dislike; If ever there was a question on wlich while the Catholics, who adhered to parliament and every good man should the Bourbons, were afraid of the debe silent, it was this. He did not mean sigas of the Protestants. to deny that communications bad

(To be continued.] passed which had convinced his Majesty's ministers, that though the French government was in the exercise of a

Schools for AU. power so recent that it could hardly be The Anniversary Meeting of this productive of any great and immediate grand British Instiiution, was held on results, yet that his most Christian Monday, the 13th of May, at the Lon-. Majesty had been most serious in his don Tavern, the spacious ball-toom or efforts to repress all persecution. He which was thronged, and had a large agreed with the Hon. and Learned proportion of respectable females. Gentleman, that the situation of the The Duke of Bedford was expected Protestants of France had for a long to take tho claim; but not arriving, time been a source of pain to every the Right Fion. Lord Mayor took it liberal mind; but the emancipation of pro terjere, and being obliged to wait the Protestants commenced early in the on the Prince Regent, resigned to Sis VOL. XI.

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J. Jackson, who also, on the arrival services, he declined it; but prayed of the Duke of Kent, resigned it to his that, the amount, with an addition Royal Highness.

from hiinself, might beconi: the beThe Rer. Dr. Collyer read the Re- ginning of a national fund for a freeport, which paid some well-inerited school, on the model of the British compliments to the memory of the free-school. late Secretary, Joseph Fox, Esq. by Through the lamented loss of Mr. whose noble benevolence the great Fox, who was, when taken ill, encause had been rescued from failure, gaged on the business of the Foreign he having taken upon himself the en- part of the Report, but a scanty, acgagements which Mr. Lancaster bad count could be given of Asia. entered into, but could not meet to a In Africa the cause had received a very considerable amount. The Reo severe check. Mrs. Sutherland had port quoted the exertions making in yielded to the pressure of the climate, Southwark, as an example to the City and Mr. S. had returned ill; but yet, of London, and to the rest of the under the fostering care of Lieut. Col. United Kingdom ; stated that the in- M'Carthy, the Governor of Sierra vested subscription, which was accu. Leone, between two and three hunmulating for the purpose of raising dred children were receiving education, £10,000, bad arisen to £7,000, and and this under the superintendence of that the remaining £3,000 was ex- the eldest African youth trained by pected to be raised, as first hoped for, this Society. within the present year. The funds Unshackled by prejudice, America of the Institution were still lamentably was progressing in education. She warrow, when compared with the had shown her wisdom by the adopgreat object in view :--but the Report tion of a liberal system, and a school recommended perseverance, and the on the principle of exclusion was not union of all good men of all persua known in the United States. The lesions, and the great object would be gislature of New York had given reattained. The harvest was generally peated encouragement by grants. A promising. The vast empire society was formed there for the eduof Russia was of good promise ; its cation of all the children not provided government felt the value of general for by some religious establishment. education, and was preparing for a On a Sunday morning between eight hearty co-operation with this Society. and nine handred children assembled A society was establishing in that ene under that society, and branched off pire for the purpose. It was with very at a given hour to the respective places mingled enotions that the Society of public worship appointed by their looked to France, whose public schools, parents. Female associations were once on a footing of liberality, now forming for instruction of the girls in refused instruction to any bat pro- needle-work. fessed Catholics, though its population The legislature of Halifax had voted contained at least sixteen millions, £400 to the schools there, in token af who could ncither read or write! All approbation of the very manifest change the masters, who conscientiously could for the better, in the character and not be Papists, were, whatever their conduct of the children. talents, dismissed from the schools, to Very great emotions of pleasure apwhich they had been great ornamenu. peared to agitate the assembly, when This was a

source of deep regret. that part of the Report which regards Much good, nevertheless, had been Hayti was read. The Chief, Chrisdone. The British systein had been tophe, deeply penetrated with the betransplanted into France, and exhibit- nefits of knowledge and the diffusion of ed in its beauty and strength to the the Scriptures, invites among his peoadmiring eyes of Frenchmen.

ple, all those who could contribute to Switzerland was busily opening their improvement. In a proclamaschools for general education, under tion in the gazette of Hayti, he says,the patronage of the Plenipotentiary of “I invite professors of all sciences that country to the Congress at Vien- no difference of religion shall be na,-a gentleman, to whose praise it deemed an exclusion. Merit and abishould be known, that when offered lity alone shall be considered, without a national recompence for his high regard to the nation which gave birth,


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Intelligence.-Schools for All. or the creed which may be preferred. darker shades, since we learn from After twenty-six years of revolution and Hayti such proofs of intellectual capa. thirteen years possession of hard-earned city in those whom our avarice and independence, we are not (says the ga- cruelty had held as inferior to our spezette) the same people. Formerly, as cies. brutes, we bowed under the lash of a : The Earl of Darnley noticed, that cruel and ignorant master-as men we the Institution was one for universal were dead-our faculties all crushed; benevolence. Ile would remind the but we burst our chains, and, again assembly that their venerable Soveerect, we look upward toward heaven reign was its prompt, and first aid

as men-as social beings! A new zealous patron. They would remen. career is now before us--thanks to ber the good Monarch's wish, Thi thee, O God of heaven! Haytians! he might live to see every poor child (says the Chief) be it ours to shew, by in the kingdom able to read his Bible.' our lives, that blacks, equally with But had Providence permitted his conwhites, are the work of Omnipotence, tinued presence among us, this wish and the objects of the kind regard of could not have its accomplishment, the Father of all!"

but from schools not built on the prinMr. Allen (of the Society of Friends, ciple of religious exclusion. His R. H. and Treasurer) felt under strong de- the Prince Regent was a liberal conpression from the loss of his late co- tributor to this Institution; and so adjutor, Mr. Fox. Beside the original were their R. Hs. the Dukes of Susdebt, there was last year a balance of sex and kent. His Lordship moved £336 against the Institution. Mr. tbe thanks to the Royal Personages, Allen urged forcibly the cause he ad- which was seconded by the Rev. Rowvocated. Esen in London, education land Hill, who thought that education, was more needed than any, who being an universal blessing, should be would not inquire closely, could be as universally as possible bestowed. persuaded to believe. The object of Sir J. Swinburne assured the mectthe Institution was to interest the ing that his Grace of Bedford would poor themselves not to receive the have been present, but that indispenhigh blessing of education as an alms, sable business had taken bim out into but, by doing something themselves, a distant county. to let it have more the semblance of a Rev. Dr. Lindsay said. It was to be purchase. They wanted to raise the regretted that an unity of faith, which moral character of the poor. Parents could never be found, was sought after, became benefited through the chil- to the negleci of the unity of the spirit dren; and instances are on record in the bond of peace, which could be where the parents have been admitted obtained. to the schools at their own request, Rev. Dr. Collyer then read the La. when they have seen their good effecten dies

' Report, which announced proon the children,

grees in various places; and in one Mr. Adams, Minister at the British (if we heard right) there were 1800 Court from the American States, said, female children. Knit:ing was introthat he appreciated the compliment duced into the school, but the ladies paid to the country he had the honour lamented that the parents, in many into represent, and which felt the neces. stances, were insensible to the blesssity, and knew the advantages, of edu- ings of education. cation. Education is knowledge, and The Russian Envoy_to Portugal it leads to virtue.

(through the inedium of Dr. Schwabe) Mr. Williams (banker) gloried in declared, that his Sovereign was senthe prospect that, through this Insti- sible of the value of the object of the tution, there was a chance of making British and Foreign School Society, some adequate return to the people and was ready to give it the most warm of colour. The sons of Africa were co-operation. much indebted to a most honourable Rev. J. Townsend was happy to man then in his eye (Mr. Wilberforce, advocate so great and good a cause. who had just entered) for the cessa- He rejoiced to hear that a king of tion of slavery. That horrid traffic Hayri could read such an admirable had by him been shown in its detesta- lesson, and give such excellent admoble colours ; but it appeared now. in nitions--even to Christian princes !

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Sir J. Jackson, bart. moved thanks “ The attendance to-day surpasses my to the Committee; which were se- most sanguine expectations. I have conded by the Rev. Mr. Cox, in a at former meetings looked forward to speech of much eloquence.

preside at the next returns.-Not so Nir. Marten, in moving thanks to now.-I am about to leave my beloved the Subscribers to the invested Fund, country. Perhaps years may elapse sp ke of the necessity of supplies, before I meet you again. without which, the cause of education hear while I am abroad that this cause of the poor could not proceed. The prospers, and I pledge myself, that £10,000 were to be raised in two when the purposes of my absence are years, and if not completed in the pre- accomplished--when I return, I will sent year, the money was to be return- place One Thousand Guineas at the dised to the subscribers. The fund was posal and use of this Institution. If to pay a debt, and the surplus of it I have not done it before, it is because to build a suitable central school for I had it not in my power. I am dethe metropolis. The coinmencement sirous that this last act--this pledge of of the subscription for investment and my love to it shonld be upon record. accumulation, till it reached £10,000, I feel gratified that this motion came was, by various zealous friends, each from the Minister of the United States. according to his ability, undertaken to ļ have lived long in the neighbourraise in their different connexions, hood of the United States, and it was some £100, and others smaller ever a grief to me that the two coun. amounts: but still these sums were trics should be at variance. Their inconvenient for others who moved in language and their interest is the same, narrow circles; and therefore he took and their friendship should be inviothe liberty to recommend, that those Jable. I return my thanks to this asof either sex who felt the importance sembly.” of this cause, and who could raise but Lady Darnley and the Lady May£5 among their friends, would be oress held the plates at the door, and volunteers in aid of this Society. Ma- the collection exceeded £105. ny of these small additions would form an aggregate of consequence to

BARON MASERES. - Mr. Baron the Society, and go far toward com- Maseres, who is eighty-five, is much pleting the sum originally proposed. younger than many men are at fifty: He then urged the completion of this He performs all his duties as Cursitor undertaking on the ground of its uti- Baron of the Exchequer, which duties lity. It was Christian education which are various, and important, with as was afforded. The minds of children much regularity and in every respect were early imbued with lessons from as well, as he performed those of Atthe Bible, inculrating the fear of God, torney-General in Canada fifty years leading away from vice, and drawing ago. Few men in England write orto virtue.--He had to inform the speak with more fluency, more premeeting that a Mr. Owen, of Scot. cision or more force; to which I take land—that land of bright example of this opportunity of adding, that very the benefits of education-had pre- few indeed have acted, as to politics, sented the socie y with £ 1000. so disinterested, or, in any respect, so

Mr. Rowcroft, in seconding the honourable a part. Degenerate and motion, felt chagrined, that while, on base as the times are, there are still another occasion, in ten months, some worthy men left in England; £500,000 had been subscribed, he and if their names should ever be colshould have to plead in London, for so lected, that of Mascres will certainly pitiful a sum as £3000 to make up a occupy a prominent place. sum of £10,000 begged for all over

Colbett. W. Reg. June 1. the kingilom, for the education of the noor.

“But I ask it (said he) for the LORD GROSVENOR.-There appear. education of children who may hereby ed lately in the Chester Courant a paraknow what a country theirs is, and if graph, stating, that thirty-one men emagainst any future tyrant they may ployed in Lord Grosvenor's mine at Halhave to defend it, they may feel the kin, in Flintshire, had been turned out firmer in the irying hour."

of work because they were Dissenters His R. H. the Duke of Kent said, from the Church of England. Weun

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Intelligence. -The Jews.--Missionary Collections.

369 derstand that the dismissal originated as they pass, is a degree of suffering to entirely in a mistake of his Lordship's which no other race were ever exposed agent. His Lordship had simply de- from the creation of the world.-And sired that his workmen should be ep- this has been their lot for ages. If couraged to go to church (instead of they have been hard and griping in wasting their time and spending their their dealings, may it not have been earnings idly on Sundays); and his occasioned by the treatment they have aim would have been equally gained received? To treat men as if they by pressing those of his workmen who were incapable of virtue, is to make were Dissenters, to regularly attend them so. their own place of worship; but the

Eraminer. June 23. agent taking the recommendation in its literal sense, dismissed the latter. It is said that orders have since been Collections at the late Missionary Meetgiven by his Lordship, that no person

ing of the Calvinistic Dissenters and shall be excluded from employment Alethodists. on account of his religious opinions.

d. Examiner. June 2. Surry Chapel

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157 10 3 Spa-Fields Chapel

104 12 The Jews.--Ifit be true that the Se- Tottenham Court Chapel 171 0 0 nate of Lubeck have ordered the Jews St. Bride's Church 120 00 settled there to leave that city, we can Sion Chapel

109 2 only remark that Lubeck deserves to be Silver Street Chapel 55 00 deprived of her title and privileges as Orange Street Chapel 68 0 a free and independent city. In the first place, it is a direct violation of the


£1165 4 6 16th Article of the German Confederation, by which it is declared that the Jews should continue in the full en

NOTICES. joyment of all their present rights and privileges, and await a further deci- The Anniversary of the Kent and sion. In the second place, it is a Sussex Christian 'Unitarian Associashocking outrage upon the principles tion will be held at Maidstone, on of humanity and hospitality. It is not Wednesday, July the 10th : Mr. Asppretended that this expulsion is for land to preach the sermon. any crimes committed. But even that charge could not apply to a whole community—to the aged, the infirm, The Southern Unitarian Society the female and the infant. We have will hold its Annual Meeting at Newever thought that the treatment which port, in the Isle of Wight, on Wed, the Jews have received has been a dis- nesday, July 24th, 1816. The Rev. grace to all countries and to all na- Robert Aspland is expected to preach tions. The fate of never having a the sermon. home-of being a people without a

T. Cooke, Jun. Secretary. people's country—of being dispersed over every part of the world, is hard enough: but to have superadded the A Second Edition of Mr. Cappe's fate of being treated as criminals and Sermons, chiefly on Devotional Suboutcasts--of having the punishment jects, is just published by Messrs. of guilt without the commission of Longman and Co. guilt--of having their very names pass into a synonym for all that is bad and tricking, and false and foul-to be the Mr. Thomas Rees proposes to pubmock and scorn of the rabble-to lish shortly his long projected Translahave the “very dogs bark at them" tion of the Racovian Catechism.

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