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family and friends at all subside. He rebuked. Bart., at the house of the India Board, every temptation to murmur by referring to Cannon Row, Westminster. It consisted of the wisdom and benevolence of Jehovah, and W. Evans, Esq., M.P., John Heard, Esq., every temptation to distrust the salvation of and the Rev. Messrs. Burns, Stevenson, W. his soul by appealing to the virtue of the Underwood, R. Pegg, and J. Peggs; they cross. His entire and most happy reliance were very courteously received, and a free on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus was con and interesting conversation was enjoyed upon spicuous throughout his affliction, and his last the subject of the deputation. Sir John expresswords were such as these, “Christ is with ed his desire to see the government separated me.-He is always with me.-Christ is all in from the idolatry, and stated that he preall.” So he fell asleep in Jesus. By his pared the last despatch (Dec. 1844,) which premature decease his excellent parents are was very satisfactory. It is to be deeply left childless, and his beloved wife and regretted this anomalous and unchristian syschildren widowed and fatherless; while tem should still exist in various parts of our numerous relatives and friends tenderly sym- Indian empire. We subjoin the memorial pathize with these chief mourners in sorrow. for the information of our readers. A similar ing that they shall see his face no more. one is to be laid before the Courts of Pro
prietors and Directors, about 20th prox. :MRS. DAVIS.
“ To the Right Hon. Sir J. C. Hobhouse,
Bart., President of the India Board, The maiden name of the widow of the late
" The respectful Memorial of the Committee Rev. R. Davis having been illegible in the
of the General Baptist Missionary Society, manuscript from which the account of her
assembled at Nottingham, May 6, 1847, decease given in page 310 was taken, we are requested to say that it was not Somersett, as
“SHEWETH, there printed, but Tamsett.
“ That the society your memorialists represent employs several missionaries in the vicinity of the great temple of Juggernaut in Orissa. The missionaries, while pursuing
their benevolent labours, have frequently Information has been received of the visited this popular shrine of Hindoo idolatry, death of the widow of Dr. Joshua Marsh- and witnessed scenes of infamy, misery, and man, long known as the colleague of Carey death, which no pen can fully describe or and Ward, at Serampore. Mrs. Marshman thought conceive; scenes of "lewdness and had for some time been looking forward obscenity far too gross to be ever described calmly to the change which has now taken
are annually beheld ; while the more impure place, for which she seemed to be eminently the songs, the greater is the applause, not of prepared. Messrs. Thomas, Leslie, and men only, but of scores of thousands of females Denham officiated at the funeral, which was debased by delight in such obscenity. attended by many of the European residents “ Your memorialists, in connexion with the at Seram pore, and an immense crowd of Christian public, rejoiced in the repeal of the natives.
pilgrim tax, and the aunounced intention to dissolve all connexion of the British govern
ment with the temple by the restoration of its MISCELLANEA.
lands to the rajah and the pundas, enjoined in
expres terms by the despatch of the then MEMORIALS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT GRANT
Court of Directors, dated Dec. 18,1844, which TO JUGGERNAUT'S TEMPLE.
states, “We desire that you will take the A Committee Meeting of the General Bap- necessary measures for carrying this into tist Missionary Society was held at Notting- effect, that thus the discontinuance of our ham on the 6th of May, at which various interference in its concerns may be made statements were made by the missionaries in
complete.' Orissa, of the patronage and support of “Your memorialists and the Christian pubJuggernaut by the British authorities—the lic have had these reasonable expectations annual grant being 36,000 rupees. This is disappointed, and the announced intentions continued, though the Pilgrim Tax was abo- of the directors have been more than frustrated lished in May, 1840; and more subsequently, by the grant of 36,000 rupees per annum, the Khoorda estate of the temple returned to directly from the British treasury to the supthe care of the rajah and his pundas. The port of the idol. This, in common with all natives glory in this support of Juggernaut. who revere the Christian name, your memoIt was determined to present memorials to rialists deeply regret. An Indian journal," the India Board, and the Court of Directors recently received, thus described the position and Proprietors of the India Company of the temple at the present time:The Mr. Peggs was requested to undertake this estates of the temple have been restored to business. On Thursday afternoon, May 13, a deputation waited upon Sir J. C. Hobhouse,
The Friend of India. YOL, X.-FOURTH SERIES,
the priests. The scope for extortionate gains public funds, but may be left entirely to the has been indefinitely enlarged by the repeal support of their own votaries." of the pilgrim tax which brings pilgrims with more money into the presence of the idol, and in addition, they have the donation of 36,000
COLLECTANEA. rupees from our treasury. It would scarcely have been possible to devise any plan by which
THE BISHOP OF LONDON'S NEW BILL. the mischief which the Court of Directors were We have reason to believe that there is so anxious to avoid, could have been more no expectation of carrying this obnoxious effectually perpetrated!'. The Rev. C. Lacey measure during the present session of Parwrites, Supported by the donation, the idol liament, but the perseverance with which it appears in great glory ; but the chief evil is, is endeavoured to arm the bishops with new, the arguments it furnishes the people, and and, for many purposes, absolute powers, especially the pundas, on behalf of idolatry, should cause the clergy to take alarm in - Who,' say they, ' will deny that the en- time, and previous to the election of their lightened government of Britain does respect representatives, call attention to the invasion Juggernaut while it supports him so amply ?' of their rights under cover of introducing & To facilitate the pilgrimage, a splendid road bill for the punishment of immorality. has been made now the tax is abolished, that At this very moment, the clergy of the no impediment may exist to the approach of diocese of Exeter are vexed and harassed the devotees to the shrine of the world's lord ! by the assumption of new powers, and the This is all done by Europe, and under the attempt to enforce new interpretations of inspiration of Juggernaut ! Such are the the Liturgy and Articles. The Bishop claims arguments against Christianity held by the the right of examining all curates who come pundas, and they are believed.'
into his diocese, and of interdicting such as * Your memorialists submit that as God has refuse to subscribe to his views of baptismal in the Bible so strongly revealed his hatred of regeneration. idolatry, its direct support by increasing his dis Even in the metropolitan diocese we have pleasure, who rules among the nations, must seen, from a late discussion in parliament, more fearfully compromise the safety of the that the Bishop of London is disposed to conBritish empire in India, than all the ma- sider it as a disqualification that a clergyman chinations of its foes.
has been born in Ireland. In truth these “Your memorialists therefore implore you are not the days in which it is advisable to to exert your aut rity, that Juggernaut and arm individuals with new ecclesiastical power, the idols in every part of India, may no even although those individuals be bishops. — longer receive support and honour from the The Record.
HANSERD KNOLLYS SOCIETY.
24s. in the usual course of trade. And should To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine.
this appeal induce only 600 churches to sub
scribe, we should have three such volumes. MY DEAR BROTHER,- Allow me to offer a 3. As the society prints only the number suggestion through you to the ministers and of volumes subscribed for, they will soon be deacons of baptist churches in reference to lost to the public generally; but if found, as this most important society. It is this;— that they ought to be, in all our chapels, our they should urge on the churches to place in Sunday-school teachers and members will their libraries, if they have libraries, or if not continue to read them for generations to in their vestries, copies of the society's books come. from its commencement. I beg their atten 4. We can hardly conceive a cheaper way tion to the following reasons :
for the poorest church to gain in a short 1. The volumes are exceedingly valuable, time a library whose value can highly honourable to the denomination, and diminish. calculated to sustain in our churches the 5. We may notice the exceeding approdevout, indomitable, truth-lovi spirit of priateness of these works to the times in their authors. The two already published which we live. Their elevated piety, their have given the fullest satisfaction to 1300 descriptions of suffering for principle, their subscribers.
noble anti-state-church spirit (baptists being 2. The subscription is so small (only the first since the reformation resolutely to 103. 6d. a year), that every church can deny they right of the civil powers to inafford it. For this sum we received two terfere with religion), all unite to render volumes last year, which would have cost them just the books we now want.
PETITIONS TO PARLIAMENT AGAINST THE
GOVERNMENT GRANT TO JOGGERNAUT.
I would also respectfully suggest to the an occasion to the adversaries of our sufcouncil to send a circular to each of our fering brethren to avail themselves of the churches, requesting the minister and deacons sensitiveness of the French people in respect to bring the subject before their first church- to English influence, and plead that the meeting, since many churches may not see national honour requires perseverance in the this letter; and no time should be lost in course which has been commenced. It may giving the orders. May I hope that so turn out to be an advantage to the brethren practical a suggestion as this to aid a most who have been fined, that there is neither faluable society by enriching ourselves will real nor apparent connexion between them not be forgotten as soon as read? Much and any society in England ; and prudence depends on the minister's zeal in the cause. requires that we should carefully abstain
FRANCIS CLOWES. from everything that could be construed into Horton College, May 8, 1847.
dictation on the subject from any part of the British public. We shall be anxious to learn the course pursued by the judicial authorities and the executive powers in France, and to communicate the facts to our readers ;
but we know enough already to warrant To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine.
the offering of fervent and united prayer on
behalf of those worthy men against whom MY DEAR SIR,-Favour me with a corner legal decisions have been pronounced, and in your columns to request your numerous their coadjutors. readers to consider the fact at which "the ears of every one that heareth should tingle,” Many of our readers will unite with us in that the British authorities in India still make regretting that we are likely to lose the an annual grant of 36,000 rupees to the pleasure of personal intercourse with our rajah and temple of Juggernaut in Orissa ! valued friend, Dr. Davies, of Stepney Col. A memorial was presented by deputation lege. Family reasons lead him to wish to on this subject to Sir J. C. Hobhouse, on return to Canada, and he will probably leave Thursday last, and a similar document is this country, with Mrs. Davies and their given to John Poynder, Esq., to be presented children, in the course of the summer. to the Courts of Directors and Proprietors. It would arouse the attention of the India
Important changes are taking place in the Board and the Directors, if twenty or fifty management of the New Asylum for Infant petitions upon this “abomination that maketh Orphans, at Stamford Hill, which demand
We are desolate” were sent to Parliament before the attention of its supporters. Mr. Poynder brings forward his motion on
authorized to say that Mr. Joseph Tritton the 23rd proximo. Who of our zealous has resigned the Treasurership, and only disfriends of the mission will promptly act upon charges its duties till a successor is appointed.
We believe that Mr. Sherman also has rethis suggestion ? “The king's business requireth haste.” I would add, some memo.
signed the office of Secretary. rials couched in similar language to the Courts
It affords us much pleasure to find that a of Directors and Proprietors forwarded to John Poynder, Esq., South Lambeth, London, with us in an opinion which we have for some
very large number of intelligent men concide would much help the cause. The church time entertained, that at the approaching must not sleep, nor allow these downy lords general election the true policy of dissenters to sleep, while they encourage obscenity, will be, in most cases, to hold themselves misery, and woe.
aloof from the turmoil, and refrain from Yours in Christ,
voting. During the last few years it has JAMES PEGGS.
seemed to us that many pious people, conBurton-on-Trent, May 15, 1847.
nected both with the established and the dissenting churches, have devoted too much
attention and energy to political strife. Pious EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT.
churchmen have done so, thinking it import
ant to support those statesmen who pledged The proceedings against our baptist bre- themselves most decidedly to the maintenance thren in France, of which details were given of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, Pious disin April and May, have engaged the atten senters have done so, thinking it important tion of the committee of the Baptist Union, to keep out of office that party which seemed and of zealous friends in different parts of to be identified with high church principles. the country. Measures are adopted to pro. These have made large sacrifices on behalf of cure additional information, and our readers political men, who, though they did not acmay rest assured that due vigilance will be cord with them in their religious views, shown. In the meantime, it is hoped that seemed to belong to the better class of legispublic bodies will take care not to give such lators ; influenced, not so much, however, by expression to their feelings as might furnish a desire to bring them into parliament, as by
a desire to keep others out whose hostility | carried forward, we are informed, with unthey dreaded. Gratitude has also actuated diminished claims to admiration, under the dissenting voters extensively, though it has able superintendance of Mr. Isaac Taylor, rather been gratitude for promises than for who had rendered material assistance to Dr. performances. It is evident, however, that Traill from the first. The number of enduring the last ten years at least, very little gravings to be given with each part is hencehas been gained by that course, while we have forward to be increased. Ten accompany lost much of that moral influence which is the Part IV., which is now ready for delivery, basis of our real strength. Assuredly we have and which completes the first volume. reaped nothing sufficient to compensate us for the employment of that precious time
An undertaking is contemplated, which in which might have been expended in the pro- the hands of so eminent a biblical scholar as motion of loftier objects, or even for the sacri- Dr. Kitto, the projector, is likely to prove fices of property and commercial prosperity eminently useful to students of theology. It which many have made on behalf of the po, is a Journal of Sacred Literature—a quarlitical party to which we were attached, and terly publication at the price of six shillingswhich has repaid us by acting in defiance to intended to enable different denominations our expressed wishes, and treating our remon- and different countries to impart to - one strances with scorn. We are glad therefore to another whatever they know that is likely to find that many influential gentlemen who advance the general interests of biblical have been very active in the elections of the science. Dr. Kitto proposes, with the colast twenty years, have determined that unless operation of the Englishmen and foreigners it be in favour of candidates who appear to most eminent for this species of knowledge, be so far enlightened as to perceive the evil to produce such a theological journal as this of that union between the church and the country has not yet seen ; "a publication state which is producing consequences of the which sball keep us acquainted with all most portentous character, they will at the that has been done and is doing by the biblical coming election abstain even from voting, scholars of the European continent and of They will thus make themselves understood, North America, and in whose pages such of at length, by the statesmen who have soli- them as now live may interchange the results cited, received, and betrayed their confidence; of their researches with our own writers ;" and the aspect of the times seems to us to “a publication which proposes to combine require that every protestant dissenter should with the fulness of matter which characterizes withhold his aid especially from the members continental investigations, that good sense and of that party which is more than any other that reverence for sacred'things by which the intent on inflicting upon us another eccle- researches of British scholars are honourably siastical establishment, by endowing the distinguished." All persons who take any Roman catholic priesthood.
interest in the design, and are disposed to The churches on the Continent have sus afford it real encouragement, are invited to tained a heavy loss in the death of M. Vinet, send their names as subscribers, without delay, author of an admirable Essay on the Pro- to the editor, Dr. Kitto, Woking. Surrey, or fession of Personal Religious Conviction and to friends who are known to be in communiupon the Separation of Church and State, cation with him. Such persons will underand of many other valuable works, some of take to give the publication & year's trial ; which have been translated and published in but will not be expected to take it in longer, this country and in America. His views of if it has then failed to give them satisfaction. Christianity were very clear, and his style of The first number will be published as soon writing was remarkably impressive. M. as the requisite number of subscribers have Vinet was born at Lausanne, in Switzerland, sent in their names. June 17, 1797, so that when he died he had not completed his fiftieth year.
A series of Tracts is about to appear, on
“ The Sanctification of the Sabbath," of which Among the many afflictive occurrences the first number has just issued' from the which journalists have recently had occasion press. It is written by Dr. Wardlaw, and its to record, is the death of Dr. Traill, whose object is to give a concise summary of the excellent Translation of the Wars of Jo- argument in support of the early origin, and sephus has been repeatedly mentioned to the universal and permanent obligation of the our readers. He was the rector of West sabbath, and of the change, under the ChrisSchull in Ireland, and has fallen a victim to tian dispensation, of the seventh day of the his exertions to alleviate the sufferings of his week to the first. Fourteen others are anparishioners from the famine and pestilence nounced, to be written by eminent ministers with which they were visited. His transla- of different denominations, some relating to tion of the Jewish War had however been the authority for observing the day, and some completed some months ago, and the prepa- to the application of the principles laid down cions made for other departments of the to railways, Sunday mails, and “Other preva
were so far advanced that it will be 'lent Forms of Sabbath Desecration,"