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ters with them.' Hitherto, they had ed every thing, particularly wine. satisfied the clamorous demands of In the single brethrens' house, the the troops, by quickly furnishing master's rooms were fitted up for the them with whatever they wanted, officers ;. but thinking them to and had been fortunate enough to small, they took possession of the prevent the commission of any con- chapel, and immediately demanded siderable excess, though some of the something to eat. . No time was lost inhabitants rather roughly in providing their meal; but it was handied; and if we had had no more scarcely ready, before a crowd of provisions, we should have been ob privates rushed into the kitchen, liged to quit our houses and fly, and snatched from the cook the food when every thing would have been prepared for the officers. These, to demolished, as appears from some whom complaints were made, seemmelancholy examples here and in ed to be accustomed to such scenes, the neighbourhood. Such was the and, without any ceremony, went in. prospect we had before us; and to the kitchen, and having demanded many had already embraced the res the materials requisite, began to solution of leaving their liouses and cool for themselves. They then goods behind them, and removing to made a hearty meal, and emptied all other places.
Nevertheless, when the bottles they could get. The pria the distress was at its greatest height, vates had meanwhile discovered the the Lord heard the fervent prayers
cellar door, and began to carry off of his children, and brought relief. all it contained. Notice having been Without doubt, the village would given to the officers, they instantly have been totally ruined, had not drove the men off, and ordered all the reigning Countess succeeded, by the wine to be carried into the prayers and repeated entreaties and chapel under their own protection. tears, falling even at the feet of the After dinner, they ordered a large Emperor, to soften his heart. He boiler to be cleaned, emptied the then promised her and her country wine into it, threw in two loaves of protection. The troops also received sugar, and made negus, with which orders to march to Schleiz; and they treated the soldiers, &e. during Ebersdorf received an officer and the night. This night cost the single fifty men as a protection; but, not- brethren at least L. 100. Everywhere withstanding this, dreadful excesses great fires were kindled, at which were committed : all kinds of pro- they cooked and warmed themselves. visions were seized. The men seized It is a wonder that the whole place on the bread before it was half was not burnt to the ground, for baked, and threw it into the dirt. they used no precaution whatever; The scarcity of food and the general but made great fires in barns and inisery are past description. The sheds, and in every outhouse. After warehouse and apothecary's shop this; Gnadau hail to suffer froin were nearly emptied of all their con- troops quartered upon them in great tents. To every remonstrance the numbers. While the French were French answered, " The King of raging in the settlement, the single Prussia will pay for it!” In the sisters were all standing, with their single sisters' house, however, no bundles of clothes under their arins, troops were quartered : the sisters ready to fly into the fields in case were only obliged to cook, bake, the soldiers had forcibly entered their and assist in washing.
house ; but, through a wonderful “At Gnadau, 1000 dragoons were providence of God, they suffered noquartered upon our people for a day thing but the frighi. and a night.
The single brethrens' os la another account it is stated, house had 400 men and a great num- that some of the troops were to have ber of officers. By a peculiar pro- occupied the sisters' house; but at vidence of God, the single sisters" length an officer and an army-phia house was left unmolested, and no sician were stationed tiicre for their privates lodged in it. The family protection, who served thein as their houses had 20, 30, and some 60 men guardian angels. The soldiers, howa quartered upon thein, who demand- ever, entered the siste.s' faru-yard,
carried away the poultry and hogs, was often pro mpted to cry out with weni about the has-loft with fiam- Peier, “ Lord, I am a sinful inan! beaux, carved of' ise hay and straw, I am not worthy of such deinonan:! extinguished their lights in the strations of thy graces depart from straw.
and bestow them upon others “ In Saxony, the famine and mi- more deserving of them than I am.” sery are extreme. The inhabitants The severe afflictions occasioned are ready to despair.. Weimar, by the war, have brought many Halle, Jena, and many other towns soulsto a better knowledge of thenia and villages, have been nearly de- selves; and I was enabled, on my stroyed. The field of battle near journey into Austria and Styria, to Jenă, is said to exhibit a dreadful speak here and there a word in sea
Some of the officers, who I had everywhere to hear long were present, describe it as most aw. accounts of what the inhabitants, ful. Twelve days after the battle, both rich and poor, had suffered the corpses
still lay uninterred upon the invasion of the country by Many wounded, who had their the enemy's armies, of the terror, bread-sack and water-canteen with damage, and losses which they had them, lay alive in excessive tor- suffered; and at length, after they inents, among the dead, on the 12th had unbosomed themselves to me, day.
I always directed them to that Lord io From Gnadenfeld, in Silesia, the in whose hands alone are war and Rev. writes, that, further in- peace; and who, whatever he does formation having been received con- or suffers to be done, never fails to cerning the distresses of many fami.. bring to a glorious issue ; — when, lies in that country, in consequence finaliy, I added, our sins have me. of the war, the Committee sent ad- rited these chastisements. How of ditional relief to several places by ten and how widely have we wanthe Moravian brethren: one of whom dered from the Lord !
Should we related that the Roman Catholic Mi- noi suffer ourselves to be brought nister publicly exclaimed in his ser- by these severe judgments to recol
"Is it not an astonishing cir- lection, and to turn again to Him? cumstance, well worthy of our praises Most of them heard me with atten-, 2nd thanksgivings to God, that tion and approbation. When the chilthese very people whom we have dren of God came to me, O with judged as hereties, and perseculed what joy and gratitude did they exvith such hatred, should now put us patiate upon the wonderful preserto shame with works of Christian vation and protection which they had charity, and administer such ample experienced from the Lord, amidst relief to the poor unfortunate mem
the most formidable armies; upon bers of our church?”
the strength which they had received The Committee solicit the furiker - to bear their losses with patience ; aid of British benevolence. Sub- and the consolations which had been seriptions are received by Mess. Hard- granted to their afflicted souls under castle and Reyner, Treasurers, Old the distresses of the war. Swan Stairs; and by Nessrs. Han- such recitals, I often shed tears of key and Co. Tenchurch Street; joy and gratitude for what the Lord, Messrs. Hoares, Fleet Street; Mess. out of pure grace and mercy, does Smith and fiolt, Old Broad Street; for his people. Messrs. Jones, Lloyd, Hulme, and And now to complete my joy, I Co. Lothbury, London.
was entrusted by a society of philanthropic Christians in London, with
the distribution of a large part of Extract of « Letter from Mr. Kiessling, the liberal contribution which they a respectuble Merchant in Nurenberg. had raised for the relief of those
Asgist me to extol, praise, and countries which had suffered so adore the Lord for all the proofs of dreadfully by the war, famine, biltiis love and grace, which he has letting, rapine, and plunder. This again so bountifully shewn to ine in I aecordingly performed, under a bly joureey into Lpper Austria. I consciousness of my weakness and
unworthiness; and I saw, heard, and latter spread vaccination through felt what joyful, thankful, and bless- New Spain; and uniting again at ed emotions were excited by these Vera Cruz, proceeded with twentybenefactions, demonstrations of love, six fresh children to the Philippine and relief from the Lord in the isles; and afierwards visited the vi. bearts of the poor afflicted sufferers sayan Archipelago, then Macao and who received them.
Canton, where they succeeded in
bringing the matter into an actite British benevolence has also an. state, in which the English practiother object for its present atten- tioners had before failed. They tion. In consequence of the dread- touched at St. Helena, where the ful disaster at Leyden, in Holland, English settlers submitted to vacciby the explosion of a large quantity nation : they proceeded to New Graof gunpowder, a great number of nada and Peru. Dr. Balmes returnpersons are plunged into distress ; ed to Madrid in October, 1806. for the relief of whom, a subscription is commenced, which already . At Lyca, in Italy, forcible meamounts to about Three Thousand thods have been adopted by the GoPounds. We intend to give an au
vernment to extirpate the smallthentic account of this affair in our pox.
The father of every family next,
is bound to report every one of his
household seized with the small-pox, Vaccination, or Cow-Pox.
under a penalty of 100 livres. The
house is then surrounded with soldiers, The Government of Spain sent and ail communication with others out in 1803, an expedition for the cut off. The edict ordains, that 15 sole purpose of conveying the benefits of this new discovery to all days after its publication, all per
sons who have not had the smallthe possessions of the crown of
pox, shall la vaccinated; and all Spain. Dr. Balines took out with
children hereafter born, shall be vie. him twenty-three children, who never cinated within two monibs from had.the small-pox, as the means of their rth. A case of smali-, preserving in perfection the Vaccine after vaccination, will reecise 100 matter, by ssccessively transmitting livres. it from one to another during the voyage. They visited the Canaries, Porto : It is said that Sir G. Staunton has Kico, and the Caraccas. They thert trais ated in the Chinese language divided into two branches, one for a work on Vaccination; and that South America, and the other for the Chinese at Canton have adopied the Havannah and Yucatan. The the practice.
ANNUAL MISSIONARY MEETING. The Annual Meeting of the Missionary Society will be held in London, on Wednesday, the 13th of May, and the two following days, when Sermons adapted to the occasion will be preached at the usual Places of Worship ; particulars of which will be given in our next Vumber. The Rev. Mr. Newton, of Witham, the Rev. Mr. Jack, of Manchester, and the Rev. Mr. Griffin, of Portsea, are to preach. - The fourth preacher was not fixed upon when this sheet went to press.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. The Religious Tract Society will hold their Annual Meeting at the New London Tavern, in Cheapside, on Thursday, $ilke 14th of May, at Sever o'clock in the Morning, precisely.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.
L. d. A Friend in the Country, Eveshain Bauk-Note, No. 6676 5 0 0 Ditto dillo, Leller, Bodmin Post-inark
2 0 0 Friendly Society in Suffolk
0 Rev. Mr. Howell and Congregation, Knaresborough
0 Rev. Mr. Glascott and Iriends, Hatherleigh
4 *** The Dorset Association, announced in our last by mistake for the 201h April, is to be held at Wareham, on Wednesday, April 22,
The East Kent Association held liearers, they set to work to build the their Haif-yearly Meeting at Mr. above of wood and clay, mingled Macdonald's, Folkstone, Oct. 15, with straw, which was completed in 1806. Mr. Giles preached in the one month, to the joy of many. morning, from 1 Thes. v. 28; and Mr. Gurteen in the evening, from, A new Academy has been this year Acts xiv. 21, 22. Mr. Meffen the opened at Abergavenny, for the bepreceding evening, from 1 John iii. nefit of Young Ministers belonging 1. — The next Meeting will be held to the Baptist Churches in Wales, ·April 15, 1807, at Mr. Chapman's, chiefly designod to instruct them in Sandwich : Mr. Atwood to preach in the knowledge of the English lanthe morning, Mr. Young in the even- giage, with a view to their more ing; and the preceding evening, Mr,
extensive usefulness. The Academy J. Parnell,
is supported by voluntary donations
and subscriptions, which are reJan, 14, 1807, Mr. S. Barber, ceived by Dr. Ryland; Mr. T. late student at Rotherham, was set Thomas,' of Islington; and Mr. J, apart to the pastoral office in the Harris, Treasurer, Abergavenny. Independent church at Ulverstone, Lancashire. Mr. Gray, of Bootle,
The Annual Report of the Misbegan the service with prayer, &c.
sions carried on by the Wesleyan Mr. Charrier, of Lancaster, delivered Methodists has lately been published, an introductory discourse, and of which gives an account of the state fered up the ordination prayer ; Mr.
of their several Missions in the West Bradley, of Manchester, gave the Indies, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, charge from 2 Tim. ii. 3 ; Mr. Crim.. &c. Jamaica is represented as of shaw preached from John xiji. 17 ;
the first importance in the scale of Nr. Bradley preached in ile evening, Missions, and affords a large field and Mr. Charrier the preceding.
for usefuhiessThousands of the
negroes are desirous of hearing the Feb. 10. A small place of wor- gospel, but cannot obtain it, More ship was (pened at North Neols, labourers are therefore wanted. near Ormskirk, Lancasbire. Mr. There are religious societies at BarFarkin, of Wigan, preached from badoes, Grenada, St. Vincent's, AnRom. iii. 28; and 'Mr. Ralph, of tigua, Nevis, St. Christopher's, St. Liverpool, from Isa. Ix, 7, 8. - It Bartholomew's, Tortola, &c. The is aboui five years since the gospel Report contains also an Account of was introduced in the above parishi, the Proceedings of the Methodist by means of an itinerant minister.
Preachers in Ireland and in Wales.-At that time the ignorance and de- The disbursements during the year pravity of its inhabitants were aw- 1806, on account of Missions and fully manisest. Of late, many have building chapels in the West Indies, keen deeply impressed, and are now ainount to 36891. and the subscripadorning the gospel. An house be- tions, &c. to 40641. leaving a balance in one large enough to contain the of 3751. in favour of the work.
The General Meeting of the Union fore hear the word at my mouth, and of Christians, formed at Bedford, give them warning from me. ~ Ezek. will be held at Bedford, May 6; when Mr. Frey, of London, and Mr. “The Prophet is here properly Manning, of Spaldwick, are expects entitled a watchman, who is in duty ed to preach.
bound to declare his prophetic inspiration, and is guilty of death if he
withholds it. The Lord charges him LONDON.
likewise with the duty of a watch
man, who is to be on the look-oat, We understand that a New Rupture as one standing guard on a tower, Society has been lately established for whence he way readily see the relief of both scxes, afllicted with danger approaching to the city; and herniary complaints and prolapses. by his warning voice save it from It has been estimated that at least harm, one person in fifteen is thus afflicted; “ Thus it is the duty of him who but among the laborious part of the is placed at the head of the house community the average may be fixed of Israel, to have a watchful eye at one in eight or nine, and, in some over occurrences of the times, and particular parishes, at even a fourth to calculate their consequences ; so of the labouring population. This that any circunstance arising, howSociety is under the immediate ever excellent it may appear at the patronage of the Duke of York, who time, yet if he perceive therein any has condescended to express his full distant danger, which may in the conviction of its great public utility. course of tiine break out, and make The benefits of this charity are ex- its end prove bitter, however swect tended to all parts of the kingdomn; it seemed at the beginning, --it then and the patients in London are at- becomes his bounden duty to declare tended (gratis ) by Mr. Blair, No. 69, and forewarn the people, as much Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury. so as if God had actually sent him Subscriptions are received by Messrs. on such a particular mission, in Hoare, Fleet Street, Treasurers to order that they may not blindly the Institution ; and by Mr. John fall into a snare, like the deluded Saywer, Collector, No. 20, Great bird, who whilst joyously fcasting James Street, Bedford Row ; of on the corn, is unwittingly caught whom may
be had the printed Rules, in the net. and a List of the Governors.
“I have placed thee as a watch
man to the house of Israel;”i.e. to THE JEWS.
look out on all occurrences, and
foresee their effects. " Hear the The Jews in London have express- word at my mouth ;” i.e. understand ed their determination to op- by the gift of comprehension given pose the attempt lately made by to you, all matters which shall come the Missionary Society for the instruction of the Jewish Children
to your ears; and if you foreseo
any evil likely to follow from thein in the proposed Free School. The
unto the house of Israel, do not presiding Rabbi, usually called hesitate, but boldly “give them their High Priest, has delivered warning from me ;' i. e. you have two public discourses on this sub
my authority so to do, and to speak ject; abstracts from which have
in my name. been printed in Hebrew and Eng: "Now, behold, it has pleased the lish, and circulated among the Lord to direct me hither from afar, Jews. The following is a copy of and placed me the Keeper of his
Vineyard; I must, therefore, send Abstract of an Exhortation delivered by forth my voice. Attend, 0 ye childthe Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the
ren of Israel! A new matter has Great Synagogue, Duke's Place, on appeared from a set of benevolent
Saturday, Jan. 3, A. 11. 5567. Gentlemen, of the Christian persuaSon of man, I have made thee a watch- sion, who have proposed to open a
man unto the House of Israel; there Frue School for the benefit of the
the first paper :