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756 Arithmetical Prodigy; from the Philosophical Transactions.
that Mr. B. would have done well 18, and 52. 16, musi pag te-
if he had written only the first spectively, -and he told me es
paragraph in his letter. 5o I think, acily to so many stivers and
who am, respectfully yours,
AN OLD DAVENTRY PUPIL.

66 I asked him bow be came by

that knowledge; he said by sellArithmctical Prodigy; from the ing sea-snails and muscles, for

Philoswphical Transactions, which he received nothing but [Vol. xxii. No. 272. p. 893.)

doits, but never could tell how SIR,

Nov. 30th, 1812. much money they amounted to, I observed in your number for

till he asked bis father how many September last, (p. 550) an inter.

doils made a guilder, and being

160, then he reckoned how many esting account of that American prodigy, Zerah Colburn, of whose in 10 and 100 g. and so from one wonderful arithmetical powers I thing to another.

“He has a table of multiplication have been a frequent witness. A friend has since communicated to

in his head, of balf-a-yard long me an account, of a similar kind, have and he answered me as rea

or more, I tried him by a table 1 extracted from the Philosophical dily as you can, upon the ordinary Transactions, which, from its ex- dily as you can, upon the ordinary traordinary nature, must be tbought

table of multiplication; and be

divides almost wich as much ease worthy of a place in the same volume. Nothing can be farther as he multiplies, and reduces things from my intention, than to make

to the least denomination in frac. disparaging comparison between

tions. He wanders from tuwa to the powers of a boy of eight years town, to see wbo has any thing and one of seventeen.

to cypber, and so gets some money,

but he would fain learn to read An Account of a Person who and write. This I mention because

could neither Read nor Write, it is so prodigious; I have a great yet could reckon Sums to great mind, could I be assured of bis fi. exactness. Communicated by delity, to take him into my house, Mr. Locke, dated Rotterdam, and teach bim to read, write and March 25, 1701.

cypher.” “ Yesterday I had here a young To the extract the following lad of seventeen years old, that note is subjoined: can neither read nor write, yet by “ It does not appear that this his head will reckon any of the was the great Locke, as, accord. most difficult sumns you can give ing to the accoonts of his life, Mr. him, even to the utmost fractions. Locke never was in Holland after I gave him an average to make of the revolution in 1689, and be a ship run ashore: to save ship and sides, the style and writing of this goods, were worth 13679, 14; paper seem vot like Locke's.” the charges on the salvage 2931,

Among Locke's Familiar Let. 16; I asked him how much that ters, the last to Limborch, is from was per cent? he told me, after Rotterdam, dated 16th Feb. 1689. a little talking to himself, that it The next, to the same correswas 21 guild. 9 st. and a small pondent, is from London, 12th of fraction. I asked him what 4943.3, March, the same year.

We find 2848. 4, 2244. 7, 544. 19, 351, him, afterwards, residing at Oates,

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in Essex, the seat of Lady Mash Search the Scriptures.
am, till the time of his death,

Five Guineas Reward.
and what is remarkable, in this
year, 1701, dating some of his lel.

Five golden guineas will be giv. iers from that place. This suffic en in the following prizes.ciently proves that the author of To the boy who first points out the above extract must have been the chapter and verse in the Bible, another person of the same name.

wherein is found the phrase IGNOTA.

God lbe Son :

see the Catechism:Dissenters' Estate at Kirkstead.

Two Guineas. Sir, Nov. 17, 1812. To the boy who first produces I understand that an attempt the chapter and verse in the Bible, which has been made, to get the wherein is found the phrase estate at Kirkstead, out of the God the Holy Ghost: hands of the Dissenters, was frus- see the Catechism :trated at the last Lincoln Assizes.

Two Guineas. I think the facts relating to this business should be put upon record the chapter and verse wherein is

To the boy who first produces in the Repository, as they must found the word be interesting to the Dissenters in

Trinity, general, and they would derive an

or the phrase additional interest, from the cir. Holy blessed and glorious Trinity: cumstance of Dr, John 'Taylor

see the Liturgy having been the minister of the

One Guinéa.
place previous to his removal to
Norwich, I believe that Mr. N. B. The parents of the chil.
Meadows Taylor, a grandson of dren are permitted to assist them in
the Doctor's was present at the the search.
trial; perhaps he would furnish
what particulars come within his Illustrations of Scripture.
knowledge, which would much

(From an Interleaved Bible.]
oblige
Your humble servant,

Daniel viii. 3.

[The following paragraph should have A NON CON.

followed that under the same title, in

p. 701.) School Premiums.

The prople of Bijore had likeSir,

wise a high idea of Alexander's exIn one of the National Schools tensive authority, and they too de. not far from London, the following nominated him the Two Horned, premiums were offered to the agreeably to the striking emblem children. I copy them from the of power, in all the Eastern lanpaper which was stuck up in the guages. Ay een Akbery, xi. 194. school, and as several clergymen Many instances of this emblem are members of the Committee, being used, will occur to every it may be hoped that they will be person accustomed to read the circulated, but still, I wish them sacred scriptures. -- Robertson's to have a place in your Repository, Hist. Disq. concerning India. 8vo. and remain,

Notes and Illustrations. Note 8. AN ENQUIRER. p. 348–350.

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TOLERATION ACT.

Resolutions of the Deputies, Aug. an important amelioration of ther 11, 1812.

condition and as an advance ta At a General Meeting of the wards the repeal of all penal las Deputies appointed for the Pro. which infringe on Religious Free. tection of the Civil Rights of the dum. Three Denominations of Protestant That the tbanks of this Deputá. Dissenters, held at the King's tion be presented to the Rigbo Head Tavern, in the Poultry, Honourable the Earl of Liverpool, London, the 11th of August, First Lord of the Treasury, før 1812.

the politeness and attention which EBENEZER MAITLAND, Esq. their Committee experienced in in the Chair.

the communications with which The following Resolutions were he honoured them, for the kind. unanimously agreed to, viz. ness and conciliation which he

“That it is the natural right of manifested in all the intercourse all men to worship God agreeably that took place, and for the efec. to the dictates of their own con. tual support which he gave to the sciences.”

said act. That all human laws, which That the thanks of this Deputa. restrict them in the exercise of tion be presented to the Rigbt this right, are unjust in their Honourable Lord Castlereagh, the principle, and in their tendency Right Honourable Nicolas Vanand operation highly injurious to sittart, and the other Members of the best interests of religion.”

Administration, for the support “ That we regard, with deep which they gave to the said act. Concern, the existence of several That the thanks of this Deputa. laws of this decription,” but trust tion be presented to the Most that the time is not distant when Noble the Marquis of Lansdown, laws so repugnant to the spirit of the Right Honourable Earl Grey, Christianity and so hostile to the the Right Honourable Lord Hol. welfare of society, will be com. land, and the Right Honourabke pletely abrogated, and Tolera- Lord Erskine, for the essential tion be superseded by Religious services which they have rendere Liberty.

on this and on every occasion : That we receive the act which the cause of Religious Liberty. has lately passed, intituled, “ An That the thanks of this Des. Act to repcal certain Acts and tation be given to Samuel Who amend other Acts relating to Reli- bread, Esq. M. P. for the abk gious Worship and Assemblies and support which he gave to the said Persons preaching or teaching act, and particularly for therein," with feelings of plea- prompiness and real with which sure and gratitude, as an instance he scood forward, unsolicited, ti of increasing liberality in the le. relieve the Protestant Dissenter, gislature, and of just confidence when the security, which they ha in the Protestant Dissenters, as long enjoyed under former acts a

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Toleration, was endangered by That the thanks of this Depunovel and injurious constructions. tation be given to Ebenezer Mait.

That our Chairman, William land, Esq. the Chairman of this Smith, Esq. M. P. by the ardent day, for his attendance. zeal for and indefatigable attention to the interest of Religious Liberty which he has manifested in the Circular from the Protestant So. various communications which

ciety to Protestant Dissenting have taken place with his Majes.

Ministers. ly's Ministers relative to the repeal London, July 30, 1812. of the Five Mile and Conventicle DEAR SIR, Acts, and the amendment of the We again execute the directions Toleration Laws; by his able of the Committee of “The Pro. support in parliament of the act testant Society for the Protection which has lately passed, and by of Religious Liberty," and address bis unremitting attention to the you with sincere delight. affairs of this Deputation, has en

The same good Providence, titled himself to che warmest gra. which before enabled us to invite titude of the Protestant Dissenters. your heartfelt praise to a gracious

That the thanks of this Depu. God for the success with which tation are peculiarly due to our he rewarded our resistance to Deputy Chairman, John Gurney, measures calculated to diminish Esq. for the great services which the limited toleration which we he has rendered to the cause of enjoyed, has again produced efReligious Liberty in the late pro- fects which must renovate our graceedings, and for his constant and titude, and at which every friend zealous attention to the important to the progress of piety, to reli. objects of this Deputation. gious freedom, and to the welfare

That the thanks of this Depu. of posterity, must rejoice. tation be given to our Treasurer, That you may perfectly partake Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. and the the satisfaction which we feel, we other members of the Sub.Com. must recal to your recollection the mittee, for the great attention they laws which existed inconsistent have bestowed on the important with religious liberty, and there. subject of their late deliberations fore incompatible with the honour and proceedings.

and happiness of mankind. We That the thanks of this Deputa. will not indeed detail the history lion be given to the Committee, of the Dissenters--the Test and for its valuable services in the late Corporation Acts or the Penal proceedings.

Laws which, from the Reformation That the Secretary do commu. to the Revolution, during the nicate the Resolutions of this reigns of the successive monarchs Meeting to the respective parties. from Elizabeth to James II. were

That the above Resolutions be enacted to prevent nonconformity, printed in such public papers and and to punish those who were monthly journals as the Committee compelled by their consciences to may think proper.

dissent. But we must remind ÉBENEZER MAITLAND, Chair- you, that, as to the dissenting man.

laity, by the Statutes 1 Eliz. c. 2.

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23 Eliz. c. 1. 29 Eliz, c. 6. fered for dissert: several thousand 35 Eliz. c. 1. and 3 James, c. 4. persons expired in prisons: anda thos who neglected to attend at during three years, property to church on Sunday were liable to extorted from the Dissenters e. the censures of the church, and ceeding two millions sterling. fineable 1s. for cach offence, 201. Laws so exceptionable and poper mon'b for continued personal nishments so unwerited, for ve absence, and 101. per month for shipping their Creatur, accorda the nonattendance of their ser, to the dietétes of their consciences, vants-that these fines were re. necessarily induced the Dissertatt rs coverable by very summary pro- to bail that Revolution wib de. ceedings—that the lands of the light, which they considerably person offending were seizable by assisted to effect. Gratitude for ihe crown-and that persons wbo that assistance, and attachment neglected to conform might be to the same civil and religious committed to prison, or must ab. principles which they maintained, jure the realm; and on their re. induced the illustrious William fusal or return incurred the guilt II. to make every possible effort of felony without benefit of clergy, for their relief. The counteractand the punishment of death :-ing influence which then prevailed, and that hy the Conventicle Act, prevented the cumplete accom22 Charles II. c. 1. additional, plishment of his designs. The and most severe restrictions were repeal of the former penal laws imposed. 2d, That, as to the he could not obtain; neither ministers of the Protestant Dis. could be obliterate even the Fire senters (besides being liable to all Mile and Conventicle Acts from the statutes we have enumerated) the pages of the Statutes. Relithey were hy the Act of Uniformity gious liberty could not be asserted, (13 and 14 Charles II. C. 4.) sub. and restricied toleration was all ject to a penalty of 1001. for ad- that he could confer. Under ministering the Lord's Supper : these circumstances passed the by the Five Mile Act (17 Charles Act (1 William and Mary, c. 18.) 11. c. 2.) they were prohibited, which, whilst it conditionally exunder a penalty of 401. from com- empted Protestant Dissenters from ing within five miles of any city, the statutes to which we have town corporate, or borough : and alluded, conferred on the appointby the Conventicle Act they for. ed teachers of separate congrega. feited 201. for the first offence, tions various immunities, and and for the second offence 401. if afforded to their worsbip partial they preached in any place “ at security, compelled all dissenting which there should be five or laity to take the oaths of allegimore besides those of the house. ance and supremaey, &c. at the hold." And 3d, That ander the Sessions, however remote, and operation of these laws (according objectionably required their mi. to historical relations) from the nisters additionally to declare Restoration to the Revolution, their approbation of several of the during the short period of 26 years, Thirty-nine Articles of the estainformers acquired opulence by blished church. One practical prosecutions : 60,000 persons sub inconvenience resulting from all

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