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tionale brethren in Christ, the Mis- young and old, were all equally afsionary Society.

fected. There were but a very few Signed, in behalf ard by order of individuals in the whole town who The Society,

were not less or more affected on J. HARDCASTLE, Treasurer. that occasion. By the time I was

G. BURDER, Secrelary. there, the matter was abated, and London, May 14, 1807.

they were complaining of things being very cold among them. I

wished to hear their minisier preach ; Extract of a Lelter from Mr. Bal. .bui neither he nor they seemed four, in America.

inclined while I staid there to perNew York, June 10, 1807. mit me to be a hearer. I wished to In coming to this place from Ha

visit some of their private meetings; lifax, we were obliged, by contrary but they made apologies, and dewinds, to put into Liverpool in Nor clined my request. In all the three ya Scolia. I called on the new meetings I had with them, there was light minister, who invited me to the utmost decency maintained. I preach. During my stay, I bad an earnestly wished to see how they went opportunity to p:cach three times on with my own eyes, and to hear to pretty large and attentive con

for myself; but all was composure gregations. In that place there has

while I was with thein. | conversbeen lately, whal is not uncommon

ed pretty closely with several of the in this country, a grea i stir about persons who said they were convert. religion. A few of the leading fea

ed upon the above occasion. They tures of such revival may be inte. talked much of the Spirit,- of the resting to you, and from which power of God,- of conversion,

you may judge for yourself. The one

and of coming out, as they call it. that has been lately in Liverpool, is They concluded themselves convertconsidered one of the greatest ed if they had on the above occawhich has been known in the pro

sion been affected, fell down, cried vince. It is said to have begun in

out, &c. They talked with a dethe woods among two or ihree fa

gree of unpleasant confidence about milies, who live far removed from

themselves. They s emned displeased any place of worship.

if you binted to them the possibiman from ainong them came to lis lity of being deceived. What to verpool; and on the Sabbath began think or say of it is difficult ; nor in the chapel, during the interval,

would I pronounce upon the whole to tell the people about what had from a part. taken place with him and others in the woods. Of the people who

EDINBURGH heard him, one began to fall down, and another to cry out; some began

MISSIONARY SOCIETY. to pray, others to sing; the people Letters have been lately receivcrowded to the chapel to see whated from Messrs. Brunton, Mitchell, had taken place : as they came they Pinkerton, and Fraser. The last is were affected, fell down, and cried daice Karass, May 19; when they out with them. The minister mere- were all in good health. On account ly looked on; for he could neither of the unsettled state of the couapreach nor pray for the noise made fry, and the hostile disposition hy the people. This continued all which some of the Mohammedan night. When they dismisied. they tribe's manifested towards the Rusmet iu clubs in the streets, and in sians, they were taking the most one another's houses, prayed, sung

effectual measures in their power hyinns, and cried out as in the cha- to render their situation as secure pel. For a whole week there was as possible. They had hired some no business done in the towo), no Russian peasants to assist them in not even so much as fire kindled rebuilding Mr. Brunton's house, with many of them to dress victuals. and in making another double fence l'oor and rich, inale and female, round their litție settleme. $. Ka

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tegary, the young Sultan, was per- serves particular regard, as it confectly recovered, and is indefati- fims, in general, the Scriptural acgable in his endeavours to persuade count of the Deluge. The tradition his countrymen to embrace Christi- is, that the world was entirely coanity. There is good reason to be- vered with water, with the exceplieve that several are con vinced, and tion of one hill, which was inliawould openly profess the gospel, bited by a family of one of these were it not for the terror in which nations, called the Cados. This fathey are kept by the violence of mily was preserved by the Great their blinded and bigotted chiefs. Spirit, and the whole world is peoThe leaven, however, is working, pled with their offspring. and the effects, it is hoped, will by and by appear. Both Abdy and Shellivy continue

STATE OF THE CLERGY friendly. The latter comes almost

IN FRANCE. every week to see the missionaries but for fear of exciting the jealousy Address to the Clergy of his diocesa,

The Bishop of Amiens, in a late of the chiefs, he generally takes some bye-way, that he may not be complains that many of them had observed. He speaks very freely to

refused to pay a small contribution Mr. B. and tells him many things, the support of a seminary for cleri

which had been fixed upon, towards which he durst not have told, he

cal education. “ Are you then igsays, io his own father, had he been alive. It is to be feared that

norant,” says this zealous prelate,

66 that Death mows down your pasboth he and Abdy persuade them- tors, and that we every day expeselves that they may believe one

rience the heaviest Josses? Two religion, and profess another. They suppose, perhaps, that the out

years are not elapsed since we have

sat on the episcopal seat of Amiens, rageous violence of the Mohammedans, and the cruel tyranny of their

and already 101 priests have sunk chiefs, will afford them an apology

under their painful labours; in the for this strange inconsistency at the

same time we have only ordained

four. We are, therefore, alarmed Mr. B. mentions that Abdy is very useful to them, .by main destitute of religious assist

at the number of parishes which regiving intelligence of what is passing ance, and of those which are threatin the country; by which means, they have been enabled, on differ- cially when we reflect, that, among

ened with the same calamity; espeent occasions, to disconcert the plans those who remain, 343 are more of their enemics. They take notice than 70 years of age ; 94 have of the progress which the children ed that age; and others, inore laden are making in their education, and with infirmities than with years, are mention some who can read the Bible, and write a little. Some of apparently on the borders of eter

nity.” the young people, they hope, will be soon qualified to be teachers of with what has appeared in some of

This representation corresponds others.

the French Journals, that the mi

nister of religion in Paris, received, American Tradition of the Deluge.

in one day, four notices from

mayors of different towns, stating The President of the United that they had been obliged to perStates, some time since, communi- form divine service on one Sunday, cated to the Congress the discove- there being no priest in the ries made by Dr. Sibley, and Mr. neighbourhood, whom they could Dunbar, in exploring the rivers obtain for that purpose. It is unMissouri, Washita, and the Red derslood, that the starving salary of River. The account states à re- the priesthood is the cause of this, markable tradition among six or as no young men will enter on a seven nations inhabiling the western course of life which does not admit shore of the Red Hiver, which di- the hope of a maintenance. Those *** Mr. Creighton returned from Monte Video, Oct. 17, in the Rolla.

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who see every thing that is done by tween 58 and 98, which proved to Bonaparte and Talleyrand in the be wholly the writings of Cerinthus; worst light, conceive that this is containing his epistles to the their plan for the extinction of churches, various dissertations on Christianity, by extinguishing the controverted points, and especially priesthood. In some places, how- a book, agreeing in every essential ever, recourse has been had to particular with the book now called charitable contributions for the sup- the Revelation of St. John; and port of the sinking church.

which, from the erasures, interli-, What a favourable opportunity neations, alterations, and appeardoes this state of Catholic interests ance, carries with it the full eviin France afford to the Protestants, dence that it was fabricated by him, if they have zeal enough to avail and published after his death, by way themselves of it!

of upholding some of the peculiar Let those who love the gospel in tenets of Cerinthus, and palmed on our happier country, take the hint; St. John, and, by the generous support of Remark.

It must be by a very their laborious ministers, encourage strong faith that any one can beyoung men of talents and respecta- lieve this story; for it must have bility to devote themselves to the been an extraordinary kind of “ a ministry of the word.

small” globe, with a shell of “ im

mense thinkness and weight," which The public papers report, that could have contained such a number there are 17 Cardinals' Hats vacant of manuscripts às are said to have at Rome, and that one of the Car- been found in this; but the truth is, dinals last elected, had declined that

anonymous publications of this kind dignity. It would appear, from deserve no manner of credit. this state of the Romish church, that Credat Judæus Apelles ! Bonaparte wishes the Papal system to die away.

The Papal ports are all occupied by French troops; and

EARTAQUAKE. A very severe the whole power of the Pope, tem- shock of an Earthquake was felt at poral and spiritual, especially the Lisbon on Saturday, June 12, at former, will probably be soon ab

four o'clock in the afternoon. It sorbed by the King of Italy.

was more violent than any experi

enced since the fatal one in 1755. The Infidels of France have lately An awful impression was instantly had recourse to a new stratagem.

made on the inhabitants, who ran A writer in the Marseilles Gazette,

out of their houses and fell on their October 20, pretends that some la- knees in the streets, imploring the bourers at Gios, in Asia Minor, have divine mercy. It lasted about eight lately found among some rubbish, seconds. Had it continued two sea small marble globe, which was conds more, it is thought that the found to be hollow, but, with a whole city would have been in ruins. shell of immense thickness and Many houses experienced its effects; weight, and which being broken, and some old dwellings were throws there were found in it a number of down, by which two persons were writings in Greek, bearing dates be- killed, and several limós broken.

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MISSION TO DEMERARY. A New Mission to DEMERARY, on the northern coast of South America, a colony formerly in the possession of the Dutch, but now belonging to this country, is determined upon. Many thousands of the poor negroslaves in that colony, are totally without religious instruction ; for their sake chiefly this mission, at the request of a benevolent planter, is undertaken. One of the Missionary Students at Gosport has volunteered his services; and will probably sail in the month of November.



Vaccination, or Cow-Por. and can be communicated only by

noculation. The College of Physicians in The Report of the London ColLondon have latey made their Re- lege is also confirmed by similar obport, concerning the state of Vac- servations, by the College of Physicine Inoculation. They observe, cians of Edinburgh and Dublin, and that during eiglit years past, its pro- by the Royal College of Surgeons gress has been rapid in every quar- of London, Dublin, and Edinburgh. ter of the world. hi the United The whole, is drawn up with pecuKingdom some hundred thousands liar candour, aad is, well worthy of have been vaccinaieil; in the East the consideratio of those parents Indies, 800,000; and among the na- who retain any doubts on this iin. tions of Europe the practice has be- portant subject. It is sold at the come general

low price of 3d. Vaccination, they observe, ap- It is no small recommendation of pears to be in general perfectly sale; this discovery, that 20,000!. have the instances to the contrary being lately been voted by Parliament extremely rare.

The discase ex- to Dr. Jenner, who first made it cited by it is slight, and sellom pre public.' venis persons fron following their ordinary occupations.

SOCIETIES The security derived from it against the small-pox, if not also

RELIGIOUS TRACTS. lutely perfert, is as nearly so as can perhaps be expected from any human The benefits arising from the disdiscovery; for amongst several hun- tribution of Religious Tracts are dred thousand cascs, the number of particularly obvious from the Coralleged failures has been surprizing respondence annexed to the Eighth ly small; so much so, as to forin no Annual Report of the Religious reasonabíc objection to the general Traci Society, recently published. adoption of Vaccination ; for it ap- The extension of the benefits to be pears, that there are not nearly so derived from this source of religi. many failures, in a given number of ous instruction will be promoted vaccinated persons, as there are by the numerous societies which deaths in an equal number of per have been recently formed for the sons inoculated for the small-pox; purchase of Tracts, by small periand it is a most important fact, thatodical contributions, as persons in alınost every case, where the acting in society stimulate each small-pox tas succeeded vaccina- other to exertion; and their examtion, whether by inoculation or by ple has a's. a tendency to promote casual infection, the discaso ha active benevolence among those neither been the same in violence, who are noi immediately associated nor in the duration of its symp- with them. toms, but remarkably mild, as if The Committee of the Religious deprived of its usual malignity.” Tract Society having extended to

The College also aflirm strongly, such societies the advantages of subthat instead of producing new and scribers, it would be very desirable monstrous diseases as has been pre- that, in every district, the followtendei, vaccination does less inis. ers of Him “ who went about doing chief to the constitution than the good,” would unite for the purpese suall-pox, ciiher natural or inocu.

of embracing every seasonable opJated; but that in its mildness, ils portunity of cominunicating relisitfety, or iis consequences, the in- gions instruction by this cheap and dividual may look for peculiar ad- easy method, which, however convantages : ii spreads no infection, temptible in the eyes of the world,



hears some analogy to the manner branches of useful learning, will in which the sacred Scriptures were

have a due share of attention. The originally promulgated before they French language will not be prowere collected into one volume. fessedly taught in the school, lest it

The Committee are of opinion, should interfere with objects of that considerable advantages would greater importance. When a solid arise from a mutual correspondence foundation is laid in an intimate acbetween the Secretaries of the seve- quaintance with the Greek and Roral Provincial Tract Societies and man classics, modern languages, it the Secretary of the Religious Tract is well known, are acquired with Society, the Rev. Jos. Hughes, Bat- An approved French tea.cher, tersea, near London, as the com- however, will attend at the expence munication from time to time of of such parents as may desire it. such instances of usefulness as may This institution, it is presuined, come to their knowledge, and are holds out to the public superior ad. well authenticated, will tend to en- vantages on comparatively modecourage others to perseverance, rate terms; it affords ministers an while the number of the Society's opportunity of educating their sons Publications may be enlarged by the on terms still more moderate; and labours of their brethren in various it opens a channel for communicat. parts of the country.

ing the best of blessings (a learned and pious education) to some youths

whose contracted circumstances may GRAMMAR SCHOOL

be the least recommendation of

them to the patronage of the So. We are informed that the plan of ciety, the Dissentiny. Grammar School, Ti is scarcely necessary to observe, which has been for a considerabie that, in order to execute the last time under consideralion, is in a part of the plan in contemplation, srcat degree of forwardness. The recourse must be had to the liberaCommittee has purchased large and lity of the public, for donations and commodious premisses at Mill-Hill, annual subscriptions. The purchase near Barnet: a situation peculiarly of the premissis, the fitting them up pleasant and salubrious. The Rev. completely for the object in view, John Atkinson, of Hoxton, whose and the salaries of the masters, education, classical attainments, ex- which must be both certain and li. perience in the art of teaching, and beral, involve expences which call for piety, have strongly recommended generous exertions. him, has been chosen head master; Such parents as wish to send their and the Committee are enquiring suns to this seminary, are desired to for suitable gentlemen to fill up the signify their intention to the Secreremaining departments. The school tary, or any of the Committee. is expected to open on Monday, the Samuel Favell, Esq. Treasurer, 25th of January next : Terms, 451. Tooley Street, Southwark. per annum, exclusive of washing. William Whitwell, Esq. Secretary, For the Sons of Ministers, 301. per Hackney.

Committee, - Rev. Mess. J. Clar. It is also proposed, that as soon ton, jun. Hughes, Humphrys, Saw as the finances of the Society will vill, Smith, and Winter ; W. Alers, permit, an additional number of and J. Bunnell, Esqrs. I.' Buxton, boys, sons of ministers or others, M.D. J. Collins, J. Davies, R. Dawa shall be received on terms still far- son, S. Favell, J. Fox, J. Gutteridge, ther reduced, in cases which shall S. Houston, and E. Maitland, Esqrs

. meet the approbation of the Com- Mr.J. Page; B.Tomkins, W. Sabine, mittee. The grand object of this W. Savill, J. Watson, H. Waymouth, institution, is, to unite the advan- and W. Whitwell, Esqrs. tages of a strictly classical and reli- 'Subscriptions are received for the gious education. English grammar, use of the intended institution, by writing, arithmetic, geography, his- the Trcasurer, Secretary, Committory, the mathemnatics, and other tee, and the following Bankers ;


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