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While the Committee have been solved to send over a deputation engaged in procuring information, during the ensuing summer. in order to determine where their The deplorable ignorance and exertions were most needed, and awful irreligion which prevail in that could be best directed, they have, past of the United Kingdom, should in the mean time, entered upon the operate as a powerful stimulus to more direct prosecution of the hu- the liberality and ardent exertions siness with which they were en- of every denomination of Protest.. trusted. They bave employed, ants; for it is to be lamented, that for some months, a preacher to the state of Ireland has not hitherto labour in the city of Cork and its made that impression on the minds vicinity; and have, at different of those wbó profess Christianity, times, voted sinall sums to various which its wretched circumstances Zealous ministers who have made were calculated to produce. excursions under their patronage. Are our fellow-men, yea, our own They have likewise engaged a well-, countrymen, perishing for want of recommended preacher for twelve the bread of Heaven, which falls 10 months, who, at present, is employ- thick around our habitations? Sball ed in preaching and establishing we supinely say, " Be ye varined, Sunday-schools round Loch Neagh, be ye filled, without reaching forth in the province of Ulster. They have our hands to the poor and needy: also engaged Mr. D. Cook, minister Who are so poor, so needy, as those of the gospel near Auchlachroy, to who are perishing for lack of knowitinerate for three months during ledge? the summer, in different parls of it is therefore hoped, that ChrisIreland. They have likewise the tians will be excited to coine fpl.-prospect of obtaining the services of ward to the assisbunce of those whose two other ministers in the same way ; necessities loudly cry, "Come over and also two preachers, recommend- and help us ;” and we humbly trust, ed by the Rcv.G. Hamilton, minister that, in consequence of the efforts of of the gospel at Armagh. The two the Hibornian Society, inultitudes, latter they design sending to the who have hitherto been the dupes soạthern provinces.
of Ignorance and the slaves of SuThe Committee have also voted perstition, may be brought into the 201. to the Rev. Mr. Shaw, towards glorious light, and enjoy the full lithe support of a seminary for school- berty of the gospel of Jesus Christ ! masters, lately erected by him.
Under the auspices of the society, Bibles and Testangents,
to the The following Anecdote, which is amount of more than a thousand, extracted from the Report of the gratuitously sent by the Public,
Association in Dublin, incorpohave been forwarded to Ireland, to
rated for discountenancing Vice, de distriyuted by persons, in whose
and promoting the knowledge and judgment and zeal thre Committee
Practice of the Christian Religion, can implicitly confide.
recently publisbed, reflects such 'The Committee, in the course of
high honour on the character of their correspondence, have been re
the officer therein named, and prepeatedly urged by respectable friends sents an example so worthy of in Ireland to send over a deputation
imitation, that it will doubtles of their number, that they may be
afford pleasure to our readers : core better acquainted with the " 1804. At no period, since the state of thiugs there, to concert commencement of the plan for the measures with friends on the spot, dissemination of the Holy Scriptures, for the future operations of the So- were the applications soninnerous, or ciety in the different provinces; and so extensive, as in this year; but likewise to select Committees of there was one so peculiarly interestCorrespoudence in various parts of ing, that it is thought right to state, the kingdom.
it in detail.
In consequence of a After maturely considering this communication with col. Robertmatter, they bave unanjinously re- Sull, of the 21st foot, the Committee
appointed to promote the Circula- the new government, were comtion of Religious Knowledge in the pelled to relinquish their livings: Garrison, reportcıl, That they had they, however, continued to officiale received the inost zealous co-opera- privately; but were, by degrees, extion from that gentleman ; that they ceedingly diminishod.' in the year
, found his regiment possessed of 900 1792, the penal statutes against them Bibles, provided at his instance, and were repealed : before which, many with his assistance ; as he made it a persons of the Episcopal persuasion point, that every soldier who could were afraid of attending the meeting read, should be in possession of the houses of the Nonjuring clergy. Word of God: tkat he had pur. They, therefore, invited clergymen chased for them, at his own expence, ordained by English or Irish bishops 1 nunber of moral and religious to Edinburgh and other places, and Tracts; and that in his Regimental carried ou their worship according Orders, à copy of which the Asso
to the usage of the church of Eng. ciation entered on their Journals, he land. The Scottish bishops in 1804, had earnestly recommended to his inviied these ministers to join the officers and men the purchase of episcopal church of Scolland. This, Bibles, &c. , and laid down a plan however, they declined ; for though for regular religious meetings of his they professed the same faith, they regiment. The Committee conclud- had no public confessional. ed their Réport in these words : To remedy this, the Scottish hi. * That they returned froin their de- shops agreed, about two years ago, Pufation with bearts replete with to adopt and subscribe the Thirtygratitude to that God who had nine Articles of the Church of Eng: touchsafed them so happy a land; and thus to shew their entire operation with that high and ami
agreement with that church. The ale character, A Christian Soldier.' English ordained clergy then readily Anjinated with the most afixious de- acceded to the proposed union, and sire to second these benevolent put themselves under the authority views, the Association ini mediately of the Scottish bishops. presented the Colonel with three
This paper then proceeds to state, dozen sets of 11. More's Tracts; and that the bishops and pastors of the ordered that the soldiers of the 21st Episcopal church in Scotland are unpogiment should be furnished with able to support a decent rank in sosuch a number of Bibles as they ciety; and some of the inferior clergy might want, at the price of Is. are in such narrow circumstances,
that their emoluinents soarcely ex
ceed the wages of a day-labourer. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Application is therefore made to such
friends of Episcopacy as are willing IN SCOTLAND.
to contribute to amend their condiA PAPER has lately been circula- tion; and a respectable list of sui fed, entitled, “ Meinoir respecting scribers is annexed, including some the present state of the Episcopal very liberal donations. The number Church in Scotland, respectfully sub- of Scottish bishops is six; and that milted to the Consideration of the of the inferior clergy about fifty: Nobility and Gentry of thât Persua. com a number certainly not likely to sion."
excite much jealousy in the Esta. This paper states, that previous to blished Presbyterian Church, nor ir the Revolution in 1688, Episcopacy the numerous bodies of Scotiish Was the established foron of churchio Dissenters. goverorent in Scotland as well as in England; but by the transfer of the We cannot help admiring the now crown to Willians and Mary, Presby: desty with which these promoters tery was substituted in its stead. At of Episcopacy in Scotland express that time there were 14 bishops and themselves ; for though in England 900 clergy; tbe greater number of many of the sartie gentlemen speak whom, refusing to take the oaths to in the most coutetriptuous manner us
Protestant Dissenters, and treat thein Religious Tract Society, and to paras vile schismatics, and their places take of every privilege arising thereof worship as abominable conventi- from; and the Committee has preclés, --- yet they condescend to speak sented them with a complete collecof their episcopal brethren in Scot- tion of the Society's Tracts. land as persons of that persuasion, I have, however, a further purpose and the places where tlrey worship in view, besides the mere commuậias meeting-houses. We cannot but cation of this intelligence. I would think that those who dissent from mnost earnestly recommend to the the Episcopal church in England, Members of Christian Churches, and are entitled to the same respect as other pious persons connected with those who dissent from the Presby- them, to form sirnilar Associations terian church in Scotland. It is but for like benevolent purposes; and I crossing the Tweed, and they iinme, beg to suggest the following means diately become dissenting brethren; and objects for their establishment surely then, they should not “ fall · and exertivos: out by the way.
1. Let a number of Christian friends agree to subscribe a certain
sum (say one penny a week, or UTILITY
more) for the purchase of Religious
2. When the subsçription shall
rise to a sufficierrt 'amount, let a Rev. Sir, To the Editor.
nunber of Religious Tracts be ore As a Member of the Committee dered; and let them be distributed of the Religious Tract Society, I have among the Subscribers in proporbeen highly gratified by the perusaltion to cach person's rate of sub. of a Letter from two worthy persons, scription; and let the further orderresident in a populous town in ing and distribution of tracts be conHampshire; and as the object of the tinued at such times as the amount Letter is very important, and the of cash in the Treasurer's hands will communication of it inay prove very allow of the same, beneficial, I beg you to insert the
3. Let each Subscriber have the following extract:
sole distribntion and circulation of “ A few young men, meeting once his share of tracts, only let it bea rule, a week for the purpose of religious That, in order to afford information edification, and wishing to do what and encouragement, every Member be is in their power for the furtherance requested to report the mode and the of the gospel, have established a circumstanca's of bis separate diştriMoothly Collection, in order to do bution, and any important and benegood in that way which shall ap- ficial effects that shall result therepear to be most eligible. Knowing from. that the Publications of the Religi. These appear to me to be leadous ract Society have been the in- ing points for the formation and struments, in God's hand, of doing proceedings of such Societies; and much good, we wish to become sub- they either include, or directly lead scribers thereio, in the name of Mr. to, a close connexion between mer. W. 1). our acting Treasurer ; and bers and friends in Christian commu. you will oblige us by sending, per nities; an active co-operation, for coach, a number of tracts, to the the purpose of extending a know. amount of the inoney which we now ledge of the doctrines and duties of transınit,” &c.
the gospel among
poor, I bey leave to add, that the Com- rant, and the profligate ; and, in con. miitee of the Religious Tract So- sequence, the probable and almost eiety have entered, with great plea- certain increase of attendants on suce, into the views and designs of divine worship at those churches, this issuciation. These worthy per- from the members of which the at, sons have been adınitted, collec- traction and the impulse have ematively, to become subscribe's to the nated.
the igno. I study brevity ; and, therefore, domestic society, and cheered by the merely suggest hints that may be hopes and consolations of a divine enlarged and improved by others. religion, say, Can you be insensible I-am authorized to say, that the and inactive to such a cause as this'? Committee of the Religious Tract Oh, no, it is impossible! Your Society will give all possible en- hearts, full of sensibility and tendercouragement and facility to the in- ness, cannot but kindle into a flanse tentions and exertions of such local of gratitude to your great Preserver institutions as“I have recommended; and Benefactor, and, as a suitable arze I earnesty pray, that the wisdoin expression of that gratitude, into which is profitable to direct, may ardent benevolence towards those infuence the readers of this Address; unhappy females whom we most and that the blessing of God may at. carnestly recommend to your attend every endeavour which aims attention. We should neither do jus. his glory, and the extension of the tice to your feelings, nor to our kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ ! own, if we did not anticipate with
S. heart-felt satisfaction, the happy
effects of your zeal and activity in this interesting cause.
Yes. We LONDON
see you, animated as by one hearts FEMALE PENITENTIARY. step forward to save these perishing
danghters of affliction. We see the We have the pleasure to inform tears of sympathy and compassion our readers, that this laudable In- glistening in your eyes, and your listitution continues to experience, beral hands attesting the generous from the zeal and liberality of the emotions of your souls. We hear public, an increasing degree of you, in the native eloquence of the countenance and support, and that, heart, pleading the cause of sufferalready, several females,
chiefly very ing humanity, -- awakening the in Foung persons, are sheltered under sensible, stimulating the inactive, its wing.
To every one who is anx- exciting liberality in the selfish, and rous to promote the moral reforma, imparting to the benevolent mind a tion of society, to relieve the most more ardent zeal, and a more active wretched description of our fellow- energy. We behold yon, in short, creatures, and to impart to them employing all the peculiar influence the means of their eternal salvation, of your sex, and in all your relathe existence of such an Institution tions as wives, mothers, daughters, cannot but be a gratifying circum- sisters, in promoting the interests ance: but to the female part of and success of an Institution which, the community it presents itself un- we wish you never to forget, is der aspects of uncommonly strong founded for the relief of the miseraad peculiar interest. We are per- able of your own ser exclusively. suaded, that no virtuous female can It is scarcely necessary to add, that conteinplate the subject but with a a charity of this description cannot heart throbbing with the mingled be maintained but at a very conemotions of sorrow and compassion. siderable annual expence. So great, We cannot, therefore, but entertain however, is our confidence in the the most encouraging and gratify- liberality of the public, that we caning expectations from the ardour not, for a moment, entertain an and exertions of female benevo- apprehension, that the existence of lence; and rely, in a considerable the present Institution will ever be degree, upun these, for the support endangered, or its utility circumas well as for the suceess of the lui- scribed, by the uncertainty or scanstitution. Ye highly-favoured wo- tiness of its resources. On the conmen, whom a naerciful Providence trary, we cherish the pleasing hope hath preserved in the path of Vir that it will be liberally and even twe, and shielded from the shafts of muuificently supported, and, by the Reproach, who are blessed with all divine blessing, crowned with such the mild charities of visluous and awple success as may afford effectwa
encouragement to the erection of
ABOLITION new similar institutions, not only, if necessary, in the metropolis, but also in all the large and populous
THE BRITISH SLAVE TRADE. towns throughout the United King- Tris grand measure, so long dedom.
sired by the friends of jastice, huDeeply impressed with the senti- manity, and religion, and which ments of his address, and earnestly crowns with triumph the laborious desirous to employ their best efforts and persevering efforts of Mr. Wilin resisting the progress of so aların berforce and others for many years ing an evil, a numerous and respect. past, received the sanction of roya able
Meeting, held at the New Lon- alty on the 25th of March : a day don Tavern, on Thursday the 1st of never to be forgotten in the annals January, 1907,
of this free country!
most sincerely congratulate our Mr. Ald. Lea in the Chair, readers on this important event, we came unanimously to the following to the great Ruler of the world, as
would wish to direct their thoughts Resolutions: That an institution be now formed, which shall be de. the Author of every blessing, “ from nominated “The London Pemale whom all holy desires, all good Penitentiary;" the object of which counsels, and all just works do proshall be to afford an Asylum to Fe. ceed ;” and to recommend the most males who, having deviated from devout acknowledgements to the
Father of Mercies. the paths of virtue, are desirous of being restored, by religious instruction, and the formation of moral
Many serious persons having exa and industrious habits, to a reputa. pressed a desire that a particular ble station in society : That each day might be mentioned, on which Subscriber of a Guinea' or more, those who conceive the Abolition of annually, be a Member: That each the Slave Trade to be a national Subscriber of Ten Guineas or inore, blessing,
may unite their praises with be a Member for life: That the ex
those of their fellow-Christians in ternal management of the affairs of all parts of the kingdom, we have the the institution be entrusted to a pleasure to state, that it has been Committee of Thirty-six Gentlemen, agreed by some very respectable together with a Treasurer and Secretary: That io a Committee of persone, ministers and others, both
in the Established Church and annong Twenty-four Ladies be exclusively various other denominations of confided the management of its in- Christians, to propose that, on the ternal economy: That Wm. Alers, First Lord's Day of June, it be reEsq. No. 7, Fenchurch Street, be commended to such persons to of Treasurer : That Thomas Pellatt,
fer up to God their hearty thanks Esq. Ironmongers' Hall, Fenchurch for this glorious event, in their priStreet, be Secretary.
vate retirements, and in their reThe Committee will consist of spective families. The ministers of Gentlemen, of various religious de- the gospel will use their discretion nominations, selected from the ge- whether to take notice of it in their neral List of Subscribers. Subscriptions will be received by of various descriptions will think it
public devotions } doubtless, many the following Bankers: Mess. Han
a privilege so to do. key and Co. Fenchurch Street ; Down, Thornton, and Co. Bartholomew Lane ; Foster, Lubbock, and This great and important mone, Co. Mansion-House Street; Fuller, sure, the Abolition of the Slave Chatteris, and Co. Lambard Street ; Trade, is certainly an act of national Hoares, Fleet Street; Ransom, Mor: Justice ; but Humanity suggests the land, and Co. Pall Mall; Smith and propriety of repairing, as far as it Holt, Broad Street.
inay be practicable, the wrongs we
THE AFRICAN INSTITUTION.