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The Society, in reply, have permitted paid to the moral and religious in. the ordination of one or two native struction and conduct of the children. catechists, and agreed to give them Hirifordshire Auxiliary Bible Soci. salaries.
ety was formed by an assembly of Mr. Pohle writes from Tritchinop. gentlemen convened at the Shire. oly, March 3, 1810, that in the pre. ball in Hertford, on the 24th of Jan. ceding year there had been in that last. William Plumer, Esq. was place 28 baptisms, including heath. unanimously called to the chair, but ens; 42 Portuguese and 206 Malabar declined it on account of his health; communicants.
when, on motion of Mr Plumer, Mr. Pohle, after mentioning with William Baker, Esq. was unanithankfulness the safe arrival of the mously requested to preside. annual stores and presents for the After the business was opened by mission, adds "Would to God that the Chairman, Mr. Plumer rose and we could also receive new missiona. addressed the meeting in a short, ries! I am upwards of 66 years old; but very impressive, speech. He my strength faileth me, and I may stated that this was probably the soon be gone, and the mission be an last time he should ever meet his unprovided orphan, whereof to think friends and neighbors on any public onli is painful to me."
occasion. He was glad he had an Mr. John, one of the Danish mis. opportunity of bearing his testimony sionaries at Tranquebar, had lost his in so goud a cause. It would be a sight, but was able to preach alter. consolation to him as he approached nately in the Portuguese and Mala his last hour. bar churches.
Mi. Steinkopff forcibiy stated the in the course of the year, the Soci. want of Bibles in various parts of the ety distributed
continent, and the great anxiety to Bibles
10,224 obrain them. Among other interest. Testaments and Psalters 16, 42 ing facts wbich he mentioned was the Common Prayer Books 201,5-5 followingAn offer was made by Other bound books 20:08
a person from Stockholm to the gov. Small Tracts
115,123 ernor of Russian Finland of some pe.
cuniary assistance towards supplying Huntingdonshire Auxiliary Bible the poor Finlanders with Bibles. Society was formed on the 31st of The governor inquired from what December last, Lord Viscount Hin. generous hands the proposal came. chinbrook in the chair.
When he learnt that they were in: The meeting was enlivened not debted for it to England, he could only by the eloquence of the three not refrain from tears; but added, Secretaries of the parent institution, that without consulting the Emper but bv the animated addresses of or nothing could be done. The lord Carysfort, S. Knight, Esq. and Emperor was consulted, and bas J. Hammond, Esq. the Rev. Messrs. coniributed, from his private purse, Pope, Bourdillon, Longmire, and five thousand roubles. to the Bible Martyn, of the established church, Society now forming in Finland. Arroi, Morell, and Crisp, dissenting Lord Viscount Grimston was apministers, F. Calder, methodist pointed President; and the Right Hon. preacher, and Mr. William Brown, Lord John Townshend, M. P. and of the society of Friends. More than seventeen oiher gentlemen of dis3,100 dollars were soon contributed. tinction, eleven of whom were mem
bers of Parliament, were appointed Vigorous exertions are making, in Vice Presidents. The Rev. Mr. the divisions of the British army Liddell, and the lion. Mr. Brand were staticned at home, in consequence of amoug those who addressed the general orders 13sted by Royal au meeting. The Rev. William Deal. thority, to instruct the children of try, and the Rev. C. Maslen were soldiers by means of Regimental appointed Secretaries. Mr. Dealry Schools, formed on the plan of Dr. Beil. Peculiar aitention is to be • A rouble is equal in value to a dollat
made a long and eloquent speech, ciety was formed on the 22nd of Feb. which was published at the requestruary last, J. J. Angerstein, Esq. a of the Committee.
gentleman greatly distinguished by Mr. Plumer, seconded by Sir benevolence, in the chair. Many eloJohn Saunders Sebright, moved the quent and impressive speeches were cordial thanks of the meeting to Wil made. The Earl of Dartmouth was liam Baker, Esq. for his able con- appointed President; the Dean of duct and important exertions in the Windsor, the Right Hon. N. Vansit. business of this day.
tar, now Chancellor of the ExMr. Baker, in an address' of great chequer, Gen. Tarrington of the feeling, expressed the delight which Royal Arullery, Maj. Gen. Burn of he experienced in seeing, on the the Royal Marines, John J. Angerclose of a long political lite, one stein, Esq. and the Rev. George meeting of unanimity. It had been Lock, Vice Presidents; Richard Best, his lot to witness many of dissension. Esq., Treasurer; Rev. l'heophilus He had been opposed to gentlemen Lane, Prebendary of Hereford, Dr. Dear him on questions of great in. Parker of the Royal Artillery Hospi. terest to public men, when both sides pal, and Mr. J. She well, Secretaries. considered themselves as engaged in About 2,900 dollars were soon sub. the right cause. It rejoiced his scribed. Among the principal speak.' heart to find, at last, that there was ers were Mr. I ansiitart, the Rev. one subject on which they could all Dr Collyer, a dissenting minister, agree, and especially that this gub. and several other persons of distinc.' ject was the dispersion of the Scrip. tion. tures "They are," he observed, "the only solace of affliction in this The Society for the relief of poor life, and afford the only ground of pious clergymen of the Establishea hope for the life to come."
Church, affords annual supplies to a
number of curates, who are in a state Sutton Coldfield Auxiliary Bible of extreme poverty. The cases which Society was formed Dec. 23, 1811, in are stated every year are of the most aid of the British and Foreign Bible affecting kind. There are instances Society. Henry Grimes, Esq. was of clergymen, who supply three or chosen Treasurer, and the Rev. Jo- four churches, and whose clear in. seph Mendham, Secretary. A com. come from them all does not exceed mittee of five respectable gentlemen 150 dollars, and which will not go so was also chosen.
får in that country in purchasing the
necessaries of life, as the same sum The Bristol Auxiliary Bible Society sum will go in this country, beld its annual meeting on the 131 of last February. The report of the The Society for Missions to Africa Committee was read and received and the Eust held a special meeting with great approbation; after which on the 24th of April last, which was ecveral genilemen addressed the very numerously attended, the Right meeting with great eloquence and Hon. Lord Gambier in the chair. The force The Society ra sed during object of the meeting was to take the year above 7,700 dollars, nearly measures "lo procure such provisions all of which was remitted to the pa: in the New Charter to be granted to rent institution.
the East India Company, as shall,
under wise and prudent regulalion, From letters received from the promote Christianity in India.” Sev. missionaries in South Africa, it apo eral resolutions, having this object in pears thet there has been a consid view, were passed. A deputation erable revival of religion at the was appointed to wait on the Chan. Cape of Good Hope, and in other cellor of the Exchequer, and the places of the settlement, among the President of the Board of Control, to soldiers, the inhabitants, and the solicit their support to the objects of slaves
the resolutions, and the honor of The Blackheath Auxiliary Bible So conferring with them on the mean's
of attaining those objects. Mr. Van. The Society for the support and cr sittart is now Chancellor of the Ex. couragement of Sunday Schools through chequer, and will doubtless use all out the British dominions held their his influence in fovor of the applica- annual meeting on the 8th of April tion. Among the persons who took last. The committee reported, that an active part in this meeting, we ob. since the last annual meeting 239 serve the names of Mr. Wilberforce, schools had been added to the Socie Mr. Thornton, Lord Carlthorpe, and ety's list, and assistance repeated to Sir Thomas Baring.
92 schools formerly established They
bad distributed, during the year, The Walling ford Auxiliary Bible So. 26,723 Spelling-books, 5056 Testa. ciety was formed on the 7th of Jan last, ments, and 132 Bibles. Since the the venerable J. Allnatt, Esq. in the commencement of the institution, chair. The Bishop of Salisbury was (1785) they had issued 339,695 Spel. appointed President. Though the day ling-books, 70,537 Testaments, and was very unpropitious, above 800 dol. 8,001 Bibles, to 3,739 schools, con. lars were subscribed on the spot. taining upwards of 303,000 scholars.
Testimonies to the utility of this in. The York Auxiliary Bible So. slitation continue to multiply. sety was formed on the 29th of Janu. ary. The Hon. Lawrence Dundas, Some benevolent individuals have the Lord Mayor of York, was in the made accurate investigation into the chair, and has accepted the office of want of Bibles in the British metrop'President, and six gentlemen were
olis. This want is found to be greater appointed Vice Presidents. The pro. among the poor than had been preceedings have been published in an viously conceived. Out of 611 famiinteresting pamphlet. A mong a mul- lies, principally of weavers in Spital. titude of speakers were the Kev. fields, 335 were wholly destitute of John Overton and the Rev. Charles the Bible. Of these families 235 Wellbeloved, names known in this professed to be of the communion of country,
the Church of England, 217 to belong
to different classes of Jissenters, 16 The Bradford Auxiliary Bible Society to be Roman Catholics, and 115 to be was formed last spring. The Rev. of no profession whatever, going, J. Crosse, vicar of the parish church, probably, to no place of worship, and was chosen President, and John Har being wholly without God in the dy, Esq. Secretary. Clergymen of world. different denominatious were ap. pointed on the committee. Perfect The Liverpool Auxiliary Bible Soc. unanimity prevailed, and the sub. ety held its annual meeting in April scriptions were extremely liberal. last. Much that is interesting took
place at the meeting. We extract The Staffordshire Auxiliary Bible the speech of the Rev. Thomas Raf. Society was formed on the 8th of fles, from a Liverpool newspaper, April last, Thomas Lister, Esq. in obligingly communicated to us for the chair. Lord Viscount Anson
the purpose. was appointed President, and eight noblemen, and twenty four gentle. The Rev. Tuomas R&Files rose, men of rank, Vice Presidents. The and said, “I hold in my hand a reso: High Sheriff of the county, and an. lution which I shall have the honor to other gentleman were appointed propose to you, and upon which I am joint Treasurers, and three clergy- persuaded there will be but one senmen and a layman, Secretaries. A. timent pervading this barmonious and mong the speakers was the Rev. Mr. bappy assembly-it is a votr of thanks Gisborne, an excellent writer of ser. to the Committee who bave conduct. mons, known in this country. He ed the busineas of the Society for the delivered a very argumentative and past year. It must be obvious to you eloquent speech, which was printed that much of the success depends up. al tke request of the meeting.
on ihe zeal and activity with wbich
these gentlemen fulfil the important has them. Venerable prelates, illus. trust reposed in them. But I cannot trious nobles, and a long line of sena. satisfy myself without expressing the tors follow in her train; and she bids warm feelings of delight and satis. fair soon to interest the whole world faction which are excited io my mind in her favor. Has she any thing to by the scene which now surrounds fear from opposition? No. So far as me. I have had the satisfaction to her principles are understood they are attend several annual meetings of the cordially embraced so far as her obBritish and Foreign Bible Society in jecis are distinctly seen, they are ar. London, and I decm it a most pleas. dentiy beloved. She has stood intense ing circumstance, that in becoming a and reiterated scrutiny, and gathers resident in Liverpo »l, I meet for the strength from every circumstance of first time so many of its muhabitants opposition, or scene of difficulty convened for the proinotion of an ob which she is called to encounter, or ject so interesting and sublime. It is through which it is her lot to pass. noi in the warm regions of the south And the amplest scene of encourage. alone, that this fair and life giving ment and hope are in that very Book tree is scen to flourish, but in the which it is lier object to spread; for colder regions of the north many love. it is the unalterable decree of God, ly plants arise, no! to diminish the preserved in the imperishable record strength and energy of the parent -"hat the knowledge of the Lord stock, but to consiliite together one shall cover the earth, as he waters majestic forest, beneath whose friend. cover the great deep." Are translaly shade the ignorant and wretched tors wanting? No. They rise fast may find instruction and repose, and as scenes of usefulness and labor ale the leaves of which shall be for the unfolded: and men, as if under the healing of bleeding nations and immediate inspiration of heaven, dewhose delicious fruit shall be a relief cypher languages and translate with amid the miseries of distracting war. ease the Scripiures of elernal truth. Let us look around and mark what the In the interior of India a population Bible Society has already done. of upwards of 400,000,00., read the Though yet in her
youth, sie hias at. Sacred Scriprures in the several lained the vigor of maturer age; and tonglies in which they were born. though short is the period ihat has And the language of the Chinese, elapsed since she began her triumph. whose rude and undecyphered hiero. ant career, already she has accom. glyphics had long bade defiance to the plished wonders and in the arms of exercise of human skill, has at length her benevolence has grasped the bowed to the translators of elemnal world. What then has the Bible So. truth; and they can now read them in ciety to fear? If fears are clie, ished, their own tongue. What then has the whence do they arise? Has she any Bible Society to fear!- there is every thing to fear from infidel.? Where thing anımaimg, there is every thing are their predictions now? - Buried auspicious. O happy Liverpool! thus with them in the sepulchre in which to participate in the general feeling they slumber-in an oblivion which now animates the empire, and deep as the oblivion of the dead! It thus liberaliy and generously to stand was predicted that about this time forward to promote the best and the Bible would be unknown; but in highest interests of mankind. Never the city where lie the ashes of Hume did she send a lovelier vessel from her one of the fairest and most flourish. port, laden with a more valuable ing Bible Societies is established, cargo than the Word of Truth, with and one of the most active members more favorable omens or more pro. of the committee occupies the house in pitious breezes. But from the whicb he lived. And the soil wbich state of every thing around let us re. gave birth to Thomas Paine now sus. member, that we are fulfilling a der lains a vigorous association for the cree of God; for in the passages of spread of the Sacred sempures. Does inspired truth it is recorded, that she lack countenance? No. It crowns "all nations, and peoples, and kin. and diadems, and mitres, and dig. dreds, and tongues, shall call him nity and splendor are desired, slie blessed.” Are we not then encour. Vol. V. New Serics.
aged to hope that this is ourselves, to the amount, if we mistake mighty engine of carrying His eternal not, of about 5000 dollars; and now purposes into effect? Are not these this Society cannot send Bibles to wars and rumors of wars awful symp. their fellow subjects without having toms of the approach of that illustri. them seized by our cruisers. The ous and long expected era, when na. second is, that the same Society has tions of every color, language, and openly and publicly distributed Bi. clime, shall bow to the sceptre of the bles, in various parts of several Euro. Prince of Peace, and he shall extend pean nations, with which Great Bri. his peaceful reign over a happy and tain is at war, and that without losing harmonious world. Whilst we hear by the band of an enemy, so far as we the distant rumbling of his chariot have been able to learli, a single copy wheels, let us hail the coming of the of the Scriptures. mighty conqueror with joy, and cor. We are persuaded, that had the dially unite io fulfil bis purposes and sale of these Bibles been generally proclaim bis truth. Even so: come known, either the Massachusetts Bi. Lord Jesus."
ble Society, or some other institution of the same kind, would have pur. chased them, and held them to be restored subject to the order of the Brito
ish Society. And we venture to an. It was with extreme morification
nounce, that the Massachusetts Bible that we learnt the following facts: Society, some other Bible Society, or One of the United States priva!eeis an association of gentlemen formed a few weeks ago took a British vessel for that express purpose, will remit having on board a box containing aboui to London a sum sufficient to defray 500 Bibles and Testaments, which the cost of the Bibles thus diverted had been sent by the British and For. from their proper course. This busi. eign Bible Society to be distribuied
ness seems to fall na:urally, in the gratuitously in the British dominions first instance, upon the Massachusetts on this side the Atlantic. Thiese Bi Bible Sociery, as this Society has rebles instead of being generously re ceived a donation of k 100 sterling linquished and sent to the place of from the British and Foreign Bible their original destination, were put up Society: and, we doubi nui, the known at auction with other prize goods, liberality of many of its members will sold at less than half the first cost, dispose ihem to attend to it immediand are now scattered among the ately. It will not be forgotten, that booksellers. The sale was at Port Lower Canada, to which province land. The Bibles are in the English the French copies of the Bible were and French languages, octavo and probably destined, is in peculiar need duodecimo, all stereotype cditions, of this sacred gift. and excellently bound in calf.
Voyages of discovery, and attempis to enlarge the boundaries of science and literaiure, have ever been pro. tected, even in a state of war, by the unanimous consent of civilized na. ORDAINED, on the 28th ult. the Rer. lions. Much more should the most DANIEL HUNTINGTON, as pastor of exalted and beneficent charity which the north Congregational church and the world has ever witnessed, te suf- society in Bridgewater, (Mass.) Ser: fcred to proceed on its course with. mon by the Rev. Abel M'Ewen of out being exposed to the hand of vio. New London, (Conn.) lenice. But there are two very pecu. Ai Angelica, (N. Y.) Rer. ROBERT liar and striking circumstances HUBBARD. Sermon from Rom. x, 17. tending this subject. The first is, At Painted Post, (N. Y.) Kev. that this very British and Foreign Bi. CLEMENT HICKMAN. Sermon from ble Society has generously sent 2 Cor. v, 20. money into this country to be expend. Instailed, on the 14th ult. the Rer. cd in Bibles, and distribu'ed among Joon ELY, as pastor of the Fourth