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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 ed- 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 thein 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 Methodists. on account of his religious opinions.

£. $. d. Examiner. June 2. Surry Chapel

380 0 0 Tabernacle

157 10 3 Spa-Fields Chapel

104 12 1 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 9 only remark that Lubeck deserves to be Silver Street Chapel 55 00 deprived of her title and privileges as Orange Street Chapel 68 0 0 a free and independent city. In the first place, it is a direct violation of the

Total - £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 tiou will be beld 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 ageri, 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 Rex. 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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MONTHLY RETROSPECT of PUBLIC AFFAIRS;

OR,

The Christian's Survey of the Political World.

THE explosion has taken place which the slave is to look up to the authority of has been so long dreaded. Every one con- this island, and to conceive that he has a nected with the West Indies bad prognosti- party in the House of Commons in his cated that the efforts used by Mr. Wilber- favour, if Mr. Wilberforce is to be his force and his friends to get a bill passed by patron and the local legislature to be set the parliament of the empire to enforce at nonght, it will be in vain to expect any certain regulations respecting the blacks, thing but what has already taken placemust produce some fatal effects in the co- the burning of plantations and the delonies. The language used by the favourers struction of life. of the measure was of a most unhappy ten- The error of Mr. Wilberforce consists in dency. It raised expectations in the slaves not attending to the state of society which that there was an authority here bighly pa- exists in that country over which he atramount above that of their masters, and tempts to regulate. He does not recollect that Mr. Wilberforce was so great a man, that slavery existed at the first propagation and so much their friend, that their ser- of Christianity, and that it took several ages vitude was soon to be broken, and a ge- before the maxims of our holy religion could neral emancipation was to take place. prevail over the principles of the world. In Highly culpable indeed was the language this state, however, no violent efforts were of some of the writers upon this question. used by the apostles and first teachers of They took a delight in representing the Christianity. They did not attempt to explanter in the most odious colours, in ex- cite an outcry against the holders of slaves, aggerating every instance of ill-treatment nor to use any irritating language respectthat might have occurred, concealing all ing slavery. They saw clearly that the the kindness that is continually displayed, emancipation would be produced in a better and has for many years been increasing in manner by teaching slaves to obey their the islands; and in fact doing every thing masters, not from eye-service, but from a to excite a spirit of discontent in the minds regard to duty, and in like manner by inof the slaves, and depreciating the character culcating on the masters the duty of being of the masters.

kind to their slaves. Thus gradually both That man in every part of the world, what- parties were brought nearer to each other, ever may be his colour, should attain to the and at last slavish services were exchanged dignity of his nature, should be free in the for a better tenure the compact between highest sense of the word, is the great master and servant. object of Christianity, and the desire of The abolition of the slave trade and the every reader of this Miscellany. But till emancipation of the blacks are two distinet his mind is improved and he is capable of questions, and they ought to be kept en. understaading and appreciating the bless- tirely distinct in our minds. On the first ings of this freedom, it is in vain that be is question the parliament of the kingdom released from certain yokes laid upon him had an undoubted right to interfere, for it by the rules of civil society. Many a king night assuredly dictate that an Englishman upon his throne is as much an object of should not carry on a trade in the persons our pity as the slave under the lash of his of blacks, as well as it prohibited his trading driver; and who would wish to enjoy the iu other articles. To this law the West liberty of the savage in the wilds of Ame- Indians submitted equally with all other rica ? It is an old and a good adage, Na- subjects; and the advocates for the abolition tura nikil facit per saltum. A greater of the slave trade having gained this point, evit could not possibly befall the blacks, were interested only in seeing that the law than that they should be instantly declared was not broken. But the emancipation of free, for the only result of this freedom the blacks involves a variety of questions would be the tearing of each other to pieces on which the residents of England are not and the destruction of the masters. In competent judges. There are three condiwhat manner they are best to be brought tions in the West Indies, that of the white, forward to a higher degree in the scale of who must be the ruler--the freed man nature, is a problem worthy of the consi- and the slave. The white enjoys all the deration of the true politician; but of this privileges of Englisbmen, the otber two we may be sure, that Mr. Wilberforce and parties are necessarily deprived of some of his friends are taking the worst methods them; but all are under ćertain laws liable possible for the attainment of this end. If to be changed at the discretion of the go

State of Public Affairs.

371 vernor of the two houses of assembly in the ment, the holders of property in the Wes island. Here as in England is a proper Indies are in fear for its security, as well place for improvement: and it is unjust to as for the lives of their friends and relasay that great improvements have not been tives in those regions. The mischief that gradually taking place under the local le- has already been done will make the legislatures. All has not been done that the gislature pause before it gives its counsanguine emancipator may expect; but it tenance to a set of persons so little acwould be time for Mr. Wilberforce and his quainted with our West India islands and friends to call on a superior authority deriving their information from very suswben, having proposed to the colonial le- picious quarters. gislatures a regulation, it bad been rejected The spirit of discontent has appeared in by them without cause. The rude attempt our own country. Great outrages have to legislate for all the islands is such an been committed in the isle of Ely; the attack upon the local legislations as can- alleged cause--the distresses of the poor not but excite dismay and distrust; and if from want of work and want of proper pav. a similar thing bad been attempted in By a due degree of spirit these infatiEngland, interfering with all our corporate ated people were brought under, and a bodies, the table of the House of Commons number of rioters were committed to priwould have been overwhelmed with peti- son. A special commission was appointed tions from every part of England.

of two judges to sit with the judge of the The spirit of insurrection first appeared isle of Ely upon this occasion, and after in the island of Barbadoes, aod it displayed the trial and condemnation of a few of itself in tbe burning of plantations to a the ringleaders, the crown very humanely very great extent. From the energy of stopped farther prosecutions, letting the the whites the misled blacks were brought rest go out upon recognizances for future into subjection, but not without consider appearance and bail for their good behaable slaughter of the latter in the field, and viour. the execution of others by the hand of jus- An occurrence has taken place of a sintice. The island, however, is in that gular nature, which might give room for state that the whites are compelled to keep many comments. A meeting of the county a strict watch over their dependents. The of Kent took place at Maidstone for the proclamations issued by the governors of purpose of congratulation on the late royal other islands indicate that a similar watch- marriage. An address was moved and sefulness is necessary in them; but it is conded, but on taking the show of hands hoped that as the wbites are now every scarcely any hands were held up in its fawhere on the alert the intended mischief vour and the meeting was dissolved. The may be prerented.

principal geatlemen retired to an ion and In this state of things Mr. Wilberforce's requested the High Sheriff to take the chair, motion was coming forward, but it was wbich he with great propriety declined, and delayed til government had received its the company resolved that copies of the addispatches; and after they had arrived, dress should be sent to the principal towns Mr. Wilberforce made a long speech tend- for signatures. Addresses so signed want ing rather to inflame than to appease the the legitimate stamp and can convey ouly existing troubles. He was replied to by a the sentiments of individuals; and the gentleinan connected with the West Indies, expression of popular feeling at the meetwho contented himself with a plain repre- ing cannot be construed into any intended sentation of facts, which pointed out the affront to the young couple, in whose hap: inevitable loss of the colonies unless speedy piness all must be interested, though it is measures were taken to make it clear to indicatory of a discontent which it will be the blacks that no such measure was in the duty of government to examine, and agitation as their emancipation. He pro- if there are just causes for it to endeavour posed that an address sbould be presented to remove the grounds of it. to the Prince Regent to request that the la France all is quiet, if we are to begovernors of the islands might be directed liere government reports. The principal to issue proclamations testifying his bigh instigators to the insurrection in Dauphiny displeasure at the late outrages and the hare been executed. The court has been insidious attempts of those who were ex- occupied with two grand events-the marciting hopes of emancipation, since no riage of the Duke of Berri and the celebrasuch measure was in contemplation, though tion of their grand feast called by thein every effort should be encouraged which the Feast of God. On the day for this had in view their moral and religious im- feast processions are made

in every parish provement. All sides of the House saw of the Catholic world. The wafer god is the necessity and propriety of this measure, paraded about the streets-altars are erectwhich was unanimously voted, and we trusted at various places and the deluded that it will have the desired effect, though multitude falls prostrate as it passes before it must not be concealed that, at this mo- this miserable emblem and other abomi

nations of their strange idolatry. The an end to these disorders, and it is indeed whole represents a heathen rite. During a melancholy thing that the fine shores of the reign of Buonaparte such exhibitions the Mediterranean should be subject to a were prohibited, but they are now revived race of men little better than pirates. with all their ancient folly and superstition. - Germany goes on very slowly in its new

Symptoms of some new regulations with cousstitution. Spain indicates no ameliorespect to the Barbary powers hare made ration. It has had some successes in its their appearance. They have for too long colonies, but still it remains doubtful whea time been permitted to exercise a tyrannyther its ancient influence can be restored. over their captives in war, which is dis- Wherever its power extends its march is graceful even to the religion they profess. disfigured by cruelty. Vast emigrations The Americans have shown what may be are taking place from all parts of Europe done with them, and England has inter- to America. There is land enough for all, fered to procure the liberation of a num- and it is to be hoped, that in quitting this her of Christians from a wretched captivity supposed civi#zed part of the world, they in which some of them bad been held for will leave behind them the vices by which many years. A project was on foot for it is peculiarly distinguished. the union of the Christian powers to put

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Our correspondent Liberus is informed that the article of Public Affairs is always written by the same gentleman, who expresses in it his own sentiments without assuming to represent those of the Editor, correspondents or readers. The Editor is too sensible of his obligations to this gentleman to attempt to interfere with the free statement of bis views of public events. The Slave Registry Bill is a measure to be decided not by the feelings but by a cool judgment on the state of the West India Islands. To such as wish to understand the question, we recommend an able pamphlet just published, entitled, “ The British Legislature's Interference respecting Slaves in the West India Islands deprecated,"

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