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ginning to fail. Mr. Jacobi's death had person had becu selected to make the left him without a successor; and if translation free of expense. none were appointed, especially considering the insufficient establishment of LONDON ASSOCIATION, IN AID country priests, the more distant Chris OF THE MISSIONS OF THE tian flocks might be dispersed, aud not UNITED BRETHREN. reclaimed. It is true Mr. Kolhoff would An Association with the above'title has exert himself to the utmost; but no been formed, under the management of man could be equal to such a charge, a president, treasurer, two secretaries, considering that the congregations are and a committee, which shall consist spread through a district, extending of all clergymen and other ministers more than two hundred miles. The who are members of the association, tobishop, therefore, suggested that a new gether with twelve lay members, to be missionary be engaged, as soon as possi- chosen out of the members of the assoble; and that Mr. Kolhoff be allowed ciation; but any of the members to be to employ three native priests, in addi. at liberty to attend the ordinary meettion to those already on the establishings of the committee. A subscription ment.
of one guinea per annum, or a weekly The bishop having had an interview collection of sixpence, shall constitute a with the sajah of Tanjore, his highness member; and a donation of ten guineas had assured him, that while the Society and upwards, or a congregational colsent out such men as Mr. Swartz and lection of twenty guineas, shall constiMr. Kolhoff, their missionaries should tute a life-member. The whole of the never want his protection,
funds obtained (after deducting inciThe solicitude expressed by the Mis- dental expenses) shall be remitted to sionaries, for an additional appointment the conductors of the missions of the of the assistants in their Missions, de- United Brethren. Every member of ibe nominated native or country priests, has Association will receive the periodical led the Society to agree that if two or accounts of the missions. three natives shall be found fit to be in
The following is a part of the address vested with that office, and shall receive of the Committee :ordination according to the ritual of the
“ As early as the year 1732 the BreLutherau Church, the customary allow- tbren's first mission was established: this auces shall be made to them.
bas multiplied into nine and twenty setThe Society express with pain, that tlements, in which above one hundred no satisfactory tidings have yet reached and fifty missionaries are employed. In them, of suitable persons to be united Greenland and Labrador ; among the with their missionaries in India, in a hordes of the Delawares, and other nawork that has been long carried on, and, tive Indians in North America; the through the blessing of God, has con Hottentots of Africa ; the Negroes in fessedly been productive of much good. the West Indies, and on the continent The Lutheran churches in Germany, of South America; it has pleased the and in Denmark, and particularly the Almighty to give them ability to labour sources there, whence used to issue a in preaching the Gospel, and to crown supply of well-educated and zealous their endeavours with success. missionaries, in consequence of the ca. “ These extensive missions bave been lamitous occurrences that befel those supported by voluntary contributions countries during the revolutionary wars, from their own body, and with some aid have experienced so much evil, as to from other Christians. But their reunhinge their powers of action, and to sources begin to fail-their congregaoccasion difficulties, where none used tions, always few, and in general poor, to be experienced. Correspondence, (those on the Continent being further however, is still entertained with the impoverished, and their settlements al reputable professors of Halle, in Saxony, most ruined, owing to their situation in and a hope is encouraged of the arrival the very seat of war,) have not been of two Missionaries, for the Society's able to contribute as formerly to their establishments in India.
support. Their collections have in con-' The Report concludes with mention- sequence fallen, of late, so short of their ing the intention of the bishop to have expenditure, that they are upwards of the Book of Common Prayer translated five thousand pounds in debt: and owing into the Cingalese dialect. A competent to this circumstance, they are Det oply
prevented enlarging their plans, and founded and maintained by King Henry, embracing the opportunities NOW 1 of 2: the town of Cape Henry'is filled with fered them of extending their exertions, small elementary schools for the poorer 2 bat have reason to apprehend that' they ? classes, who cannot as yet be atraccom.
must contract' their present sphere of modated in the nationał schools, where operation. In short, this favoured mis- ''the children are taught, at a very mosion inust fall into decay, unless Chris- derare rate, to read, write, and cipher. *tians of other denominations are in- Indeed all the inhabitants are obliged,
clined by Him, who has all hearts at under a penalty, to send their children his disposal, to come forward to its to school as soon as they attain a suffiraid."
cient age. One of the scholars in the The Committee of the London Asso- national school at Cape Henry, a son of ciation earnestly solicit the co-opera- Baron Ferrier, has formed a little eletion of their Christian brethren of all mentary school at his father's house, denominations. Subscriptions and dona. where a room has been allotted to him, tions of the smallest amount will be in which he instructs several of his thankfully received by J. W. Warren, young companions in the intervals be. Esq., President, 4, Powis-place, Queen
tween school hours. square; the Rev. John Bull, 16, South At the national school-room at Cape ampton-place, Euston-square; Rev. W. Henry, Divine Service is performed acGurney, 22, Cecil-street, Strand; Rev. cording to the forms of the Church of Dr. Steinkopff, Savoy, Strand; Rev. England every Sunday morning, by Mr. Dr. Nicoll, Hans-place, Sloane-street; Gulliver, the teacher, or one of the Rev. J. Leifchild, Hornton-street, Ken- strangers resident at the Cape. The sington;'J.G. Lockett, Esq.,64, Warren- congregation of boys is respectable. street, Fitzroy-square; W. M. Forster, The strangers occasionally attend, Esq., 32, Gower-street; W. B. Hudson, especially the ladies of the family of Esq., 27, Haymarket; J. Christian, an American merchant, who are, in Esq., Wigmore-street; J. Symmons, Esq., general, very regular. A chaplain of 1, Barton Crescent; H.C. Christian,Esq., the Church of England would be a very 10, Strand; T. Johns, Esq., General Post desirable acquisition*. Office, Lombard-street; R. King, Esq., Arabella-row, Pimlico; W. Leach, Esq., 1, North-place, Hampstead-road; Messrs. * We are happy to learn, that this Stephensons, Remmington,and Co.,Bank want has been already anticipated; a ers, 69, Lombard-street; and Messrs. Clergyman of the Church of England Morland, Ransom, and Co., Bankers, having sailed for Cape Henry, the ca56, Pall Mall.
pital of Christophe's kingdom, in the
course of last week.- Now we are on HAYTI.
this subject, we may just add, that the We have received the following in commerce of Hayti appears to be carteresting intelligence relative to the ried on with considerable activity. We business of instruction at Hayti, which have seen an official statement of it for, js"proceeding with great vigonr. Na. the first seven months of the present tional seminaries have been formed year. The number of foreign vessels at Cape Henry, Port de Paix, Sans entered during that time, chiefly AmeSonci, and Gonaives, wbich, by the last ricans and English, was 107, and their accounts, contained 420 scholars, and burden 12,009 tons. We understand the first of which has farnished monitors too, that this sovereign bas refused the to all the rest. Another schvol is about
nse of his ports to the privateers under to he opened at St. Mare's, and a view the different South American flags, con. school-room is erecting at Sans Souci, to sidering the insurgent governments as contain 1000 scholars. Besides these
not yet sufficiently legitimate to be re. pational schools, in which instruction cognized. is gratuitous, and which are 'wholly
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
IN closing our last Number, we felt (we wish we could add the erection strongly disposed to congratulate of new churches for their accomour readers on the completion modation), the disinterested and (October 25) of another year of Christian arrangements which disa reign, second in interest and im- tinguished the late general peace, portance to none in the records with similar topics, would have af. of this long favoured country. It forded ample scope for applause is true the annual recurrence of a and gratitude. state day can seldom be considered If from these we adverted to our as calling for particular notice in church and the present character a miscellany like ours; but we of the clergy, we need scarcely say thought that the circumstance of how clear and decided an improve. his Majesty's having at length ar ment we should have had occasion rived at that epoch of his reign to notice during the latter part of which constitutes him the oldest the present reign; an improve. monarch this country ever possess. meni, doubtless, affected' inci. ed, furnished a fit occasion to dentally, in no slight degree, by the pause and look back, both upon personal character and conduct of the blessings and the afflicting dis- the king. The state of our prisons, pensations of so important a period hospitals, &c. and of our charitable of our own and of human history. institutions, both religious and civil, The particular point, however, which would have added considerably to we especially intended to bring for the strength of the argument.' If, ward to our readers was the great for instance, we contemplate the moral and religious improvement improvement, and still greater prowhich has taken place during the mises of improvement, in the morals reign of the present sovereign. Be- of the community, by means of the ginning with the throne itself, we new system of national education, should bave paid our heart felt tri- which it is one of the greatest bute of gratitude to God, and of blessings of the present reign to respect to our venerated monarch, have witnessed, we could not have for that conspicuous example of forgotten that bis majesty was personal and domestic virtue, of among the earliest and best patrons political integrity, and, as we trust, of that benevolent scheme. If we of true piety, which, for more than further contemplated the success half a century, has adorned and of the various societies for distribut added new lustre to the British ing religious information among throue.
the people, especially of that soPursuing our remarks from the city which has for its sole and exsovereign himself to those who have clusive object the circulation of been appointed to conduct the af- the Word of God, we could not airs of the nation, we might bave have forgotten that the very book taken occasion to shew the pro- which our revered sovereign most gressive improvement of the general loved and studied himself, and most moral character of our public mea- ardently wished every child in his sures and policy. The legal aboli. dominions to be able to read was tion of the Slave Trade, the mean the Bible. In short, the more sures adopted for facilitating the we contemplated, either in the upintroduction of Christianity juto per ranks of society or amongst India, the public attention paid to the people at large, the present iothe health and comfort of the poo, creased, and, as we trust, increasing,
attention to religion, to purity of and forbode for the future, to mino doctrine and boliness of life, to gle our tears, as we unfeignedly do disinterested charity both at home with those of our readers, and pos* and abroad, to missionary exertions sibly to suggest a few monitory for the heathen, with every other remarks on the awful and afflicting scheme worthy of a great, a gene- visitation, is all that we have it in rous, and a Christian nation, the
our power to perform. Never, more should we have felt humble since the commencement of our gratitude to God for the favourable public career, has it been our unchanges produced in the public happy lot to record an event which manners and opinions during the has excited such fixed and painful present reign.
interest; never before have we It is true that we could have ex seen the hearts of the nation so tracted much, very much, of an op- “ bowed as the heart of one man." posite kiod;-it is true that we Wherever we turn our eyes we have seen enough, and far more meet with lamentations, and weepthan enough, of civil and religious ing, and woe. The national loss broils, of disasters at home and is almost forgotten in private grief; abroad, and of what must be pain- every family seems to have lost ful and appalling to us as men, as an endeared relative or friend; citizens, as Christians;-yet amidst the sun has gone down at noon ; all, nothing could have prevented and scarcely could the public anour cherishing the pleasing idea, guish have been more intense, or that even with so great drawbacks, the appearance of it more visible, very much remained to excite our if it were literally as it is virtually gratitude ; and still further, that true that "in every house there the great national benefits to which is one dead.” Three weeks have we have generally adverted, were elapsed since the mournful tidings connected in no dubious manner reached our ears; and we hoped with the personal character of the before this to have been able to monarch.
have composed our minds to the But though these and similar calm consideration of the subject, sentiments occured to us in closing and to have viewed it in its moour last Number, we postponed in. mentous bearings and results;- but dulging in them till we had the the more we survey it, the more it satisfaction of announcivg, as we increases in painful, and perhaps fully hoped and expected to bave fearful, interest. What may be its done in our present Number, an ultimate effects upon
the country, event to which the Nation looked He only, who appointed it for reaforward with inuch interest-and sons as wise as they are inscrutawhich was to add a fourth genera. ble, and, doubtless, as merciful as tion to the three then living of the they are wise, can unfold ! royal house, and to perpetuale, Her Royal Ilighness the Princess as we hoped, in the person of the Charlotte Augusta, whose affecting great grandchild, the virtues which and untimely death it is our newe had so long loved and revered lancholy duty to record, was born in our aged monarch. Alas! (our at Carlton House, January 7, 1796. hearts sink and our bands tremble Her earliest years were spent unwhile we write it), two generations der the domestic tuition of her of the royal line are cut off at a Royal Mother; after which her. stroke:-THE PRINCESS CHAR- education was confided to the LOTTE IS NO MORE: her iufaut bishop of Exeter (now Salisbury). lies lifeless beside her: the buoyant On her being taken from the pahopes and cager anticipations of rental superintendauce, the lady de a loyal and affectionate nation have Clifford was selected for her in- perished; and to sigh for tbe past structress, wlio, on the advance
ment of her royal pupil to ma. match was openly proposed to her turity, was succeeded by the by her father.
It is not necessary duchess dowager of Leeds. to dwell upon the circumstances of
Her Royal Highness's progress her firm and steady refusal. Al. in her various studies is stated to ways doing justice to the character, have been highly respectable, par- the courage, and amiable qualities ticularly in that most important of this prince, she resolved not 10 department to a young princess— receive him as a husband; and ber history, especially that of her own resolution remained unalterable. country. The principles of the Among the reasons assigned for Christian Religion and an attach- this refusal, her reluctance to rement for the Established Church, siding in a foreign country, bas were early instilled into her mind; been mentioned as having peculiar and to complete the course of edu. weight upon her mind. cation, so auspiciously commenced, Her first introduction to the the more elegant and refined ac- Prince of Cobourg was in the sum. complishments of her age and sex mer of 1814, when the allied so. were not neglected. Her Royal vereigns of Europe visited this Highness appears to have been a country upon the occasion of the skilful musician; but one of her general peace. Tbe consequences chief delights was the study of the of that meeting are well known. poets and standard writers in her She was highly pleased with his own language. She is said to have address and manners: a more faexhibited none of the vanily of ex. miliar intercourse improved these terior ornament; and neither be first impressions into a warmer sen. fore nor after her marriage to have timent, and affection succeeded to affected any thing beyond the plain- esteem. The duke of York, who est dress and decoration that be first observed this growing attach. came her situation. In a word, ment, communicated it to the she is described, on all hands, as prince regent, and a formal prosensible, accomplished, and mo- posal was soon made through his dest, as peculiarly correct in her royal highness to Prince Cobourg general deportment, and as chiefly himself. It is unnecessary to dwell indicating ber high birth, not so any longer upon this subject. Her much by the refined polish of fa- marriage took place on May 2, shionable life, as by a lofty and 1816. His serene highness was generous sense of the duties which requested to accept the rank aud ber elevated rank demanded. title of a British dukedom: ibe
Thus lovely and engaging, this extinct dukedom of Kendal was to illustrious princess arrived at the be revived for his acceptance. He period of life in which her marriage, is supposed to have refused it, will as presumptive heiress to the crown the entire concurrence of ibe Prioof these realms, became an object cess, from a desire to avoid the of the utmost interest to the nation. embarrassments which might even. It is well known that the prince tually arise from his taking any of Orange, who was almost a native part in political affairs. Both conof this country (having come hither curred in the preference of a counwlien an infant), was destined to try life ; and Clareniont, the place be her busband. For this purpose assigned and purchased for their be was educated at the University residence, was daily adorned by of Oxford, and taught from early their taste in landscape gardening youth to consider himself as the and rural improvement. intended husband of the princess. Thus have we rapidly traced this Her Royal Highness was in the virtuous and amiable princess to constant liabit of meeting him at the commencement of a ynion alCarlton House. In a word, the most unprecedented ia the annals