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of any people ; their object is not so much The acknowledged love of instruction among to instruct the ignorant as to restrain the the Irish has now more plainly manifested vicious. The developement of mind, also, in itself: the schools are crowded ; and appliconsequence either of an increased and more cations are daily pouring in upon the society friendly intercourse with other more to grant to many districts what it has so prolightened nations, or of the gradual removal of ftably supplied to some. political restraints, is too slow in its progress to “ Whilst, however, the committee have satisfy the desires of the benevolent. Edu- thus to report the prosperous state of the eation, however, supplies an instrument at institution as to other points, they have to once peaceful and powerful for the improve- lament that the funds are by no means comment of this people. It has been found, mensurate to the magnitude of the underhowever, extremely difficult to carry into taking. The “ Society" in Ireland “ for diseffect any general plan of education for the countenancing Vice," the “ Hibernian SoIrish poor. In this country, very few com- ciety," the Bishop and Diocese of Limerick, petent persons could be found, who were with some distinguished individuals, bare, disposed to quit a certain and secure pro- indeed, lent their aid and patronage to the vision here, for precarious subsistence, and society; but the large demands for charity perhaps some degree of personal hazard, in in that country so absorb the funds dedicatIreland. Among the Irish themselves, the ed to the purpose of benevolence, that no number was perhaps still smaller, to whom adequate subscription can be raised upon the so important a trust might be confided. spot. In England, certain individuals have Advertisements for masters were accordingly already contributed to suppport the instituin vain sent over to this country and circu- tion; and it is hoped that this statement of lated in Ireland. In this state of things, a its designs and its wants may direct the clergyman projected the “Seminary for the sympathy of our countrymen towards the Education of Schoolmasters." His object sister kingdom, and turn a portion of the was to form a body of virtuous and general beneficence into this channel. Our well-disciplined men, act in the vicinity, our commercial relations, our politipacity of parochial teachers. This end, cal alliance, the aid she may furnish to ourit was conceived, might be best effect- selves, the vantage ground she may supply ed by combining theory with practice : by to an enemy, the sacred call to provide for supplying them with the general principles those of our own family, one and all proclaims of the art in its present improved state; and
that Ireland should not want while England by attaching a large school to the institution, · has any thing to give. and directing and superintending their admi- “ The following committee liave undernistration of it.
taken to receive and apply subscriptions for This institution, as far as the meagre state
this institution, and, at proper intervals, to of its finances woull admit, has been carried
communicate reports of its progress to the into effect; and a comunittee of gentlemen, public, viz. Right Hon. Lord Calthorpe; Sir who would have felt it criminal to let such a Thomas Baring, Bart. M. P.; W. Wilberproject fail through want of co-operation, force, Esq. M. P.; Charles N. Noel, Esq. have now the satisfaction of reporting to the
M. P.; Thomas Babington, Esq. M. P.;, public the success of the undertaking. Robert Williams, Esq. M. P.; Henry Hoare,
“ Twenty-one young men, educated since Esq.; William H. Hoare, Esq.; 2. Macaulay, 1806 at the seminary, have been sent out to Esq.--Treasurer, Henry Thornton, Esq. superintend parocbial schools; and the com- M. P. Bartholoniew Lane.-Secretaries, mittee are happy to record the high testi- Rev. J. W. Cunningham, Harrow near mony which has been borne by their various London, and T. G. Babington, Esq. %, employers to their virtues and talents*. Birchin Lane, London. Some alarm was at first excited by their in- Any donations or annual subscriptions troduction into various villages. But as the to the society, may be paid to the treasurer ; tolerant spirit of the teachers, their correct or to the secretaries, to either of whom letters morals, their peaceful demeanour, and their on the business of the institution muy also improved system of education, became more
be addressed." evident, they have been welcomed, as they deserved, by all orders of the community.
NEW SOUTH WALES.
Letters, dated November 1810, bave * Letters to this effect, from several most been recently received from the Rev. S. respectable clergymen, are in the hands of Marsden, the indefatigable and excellent the secretaries, to whom the public are re- senior chaplain of the colony at New South ferred for further information.
Wales. From these it appears, that the in
MONTROSE AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.
Agence of religion is operating powerfully in tianity in India; also from the Rev. Samuel checking the profligacy and wickedness Marsden, respecting New Zealand, and the which has hitherto prevailed in that colony. best means of extending the light of the GoSome remarkable instances of conversiou spel through the islands of the Southern had taken place among Roman Catholics, Ocean. The Society's funds were stated, and others, who seemed the most unlikely to however, not to be adequate to the objects profit by religious instruction ; and who had, opening before it. for months before the letters were sent off, conducted themselves in a manner which was consistent with their professions. The An auxiliary Bible Society was formed at other clergymen, and the schoolmasters, who Montrose, in the month of January last, on went over with Mr. Marsden, are actively the plan of the British and Foreigo Bible and usefully employed. All the children in Society. Its exertions will be directed in the colony, who are old enough to attend the first place, to supply the poor in its own the Schools
, are now receiving religious in- neighbourhood with Bibles and Testaments, struction, as well as instruction in the radi- either gratuitously or at reduced prices; and ments of other branches of useful knowledge. in the next place, to aid the British and Fo. One school of an hundred children is esta. reign Bible Society in its extensive plans. blished near Mr. Marsden's residence, in • Here," they observe, “there are no bounds order that he may himself superintend the to our exertions. The field is the world, religious education of those children. At Christian, Pagan, Jewish, Mohammedan, the the time the letters left Botany Bay, Mr. old and the new world; and the ultimate Marsden had with him Duaterra, and two object is, that inen of every climate, of every other New Zealand chiefs; through whose colour, of every language, may all read in means he hopes to be able, ere long, to in their own tongue, the wonderful works of troduce the knowledge of Christianity among God.'* " Every one who prays with sincethe New Zealanders.
rity, that the name of God may be hallowed;
that his kingdom may come, and that his will NISSION SOCIETY TO AFRICA
may be done on earth as it is in heaven,
must wish and hope that the knowledge of On Whit-Tuesday last, June 4, was held his word should prevail throughout the world. the Eleventh Anniversary of the Society for Every one, who really entertains such a de. Missions to Africa and the East, conducted sire and expectation, must be satisfied of the bg Members of the Established Church. necessity of employing means to advance its The annual sermon was preached at the pa- accomplishment; and every one, who aprisla church of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe proves the use of any means for this purpose, and St. Anne, Blackfriars, by the Rev. Mol- must allow, that the Bible itself is one of the ville Horne, late chaplain to the colony of most approved and effectual that can be enSierra Leone ; after which a collection was ployed. Why then should not every one, made for the benefit of the institution, who approves such an object, lend his aid in amounting to 275l. 28. 74d. Of Mr. Horne's promoting it? Can any one deny, that it is energetic and eloquent discourse we shall as much his duty as another's, to contribute, probably hereafter have occasion to speak. according to his ability, to the advancement The annual General Meeting of the So- of so great and so good a work? Who, that ciety was afterwards held at the New Lop- has ever known the value of divine truth, don Tavern, Cheapside, when a Report of experienced its power, or tasted its consolaProceedings during the last year was read. tions, but must earnestly desire to convey From this Report it appears, that upwards the same blessings to his fellow-creatures? of fifty persons, adults and ehildren, are de- To assist in sending a Bible to some poor pendant on the Society, at its settlement on Christian country, or to some dark heathen the Rio Pongas, in Africa ; that the schools land, is surely the least that any man can of native children in that quarter are in a
do to testify his sense of his own spiritual adflourishing state; aud that the missionaries vantages, his regard to the divine will, and have been invited by friendly chiets to ex
his love to the souls of men. While we thus tend their labours. These invitations will be honour God wich our substance, we may accepted as soon as several missionaries, reasonably hope that he will prospor the who are now waiting for a passage to Africa, work of our hands ; and, while we ihus help shall arive at their destination. The Report to convey a heavenly light to the dark places contains interesting communications respect of the earthi, the blessing of them that are ing the diffusion of the knowledge of Chris ready to perish may come upon us.” CHRIST. Obsery. No. 114.
HULL AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. The increase of the Baptist church in India, This Society held its annual meeting on including Europeans, during the last year, the 12th inst. the Rev. J. H. Bronhy in the has been 77; and the whole number in comchair. The Report, read to the Society on munion with it in India, at the end of 1809, tbis occasion, contains a view of the pro- was 191. Missions have also been establishceedings of the Committee during the past ed in Bootan, at Patna, in Orissa, and Bur year, in endeavouring to rouse the attention mah. At almost all these different stations, of the inhabitants of Hull and its vicinity to schools have been instituted, which promise the great objects embraced by the institu- to be highly useful in spreading the know tion, and in raising fands wherewith to sup- ledge of the Gospel among the natives. ply Bibles to the poor of the town and neighbourhood, and to the foreign seamen
Extract of a letter from Carapeit Chalor Ard. who in great numbers frequent the port.
toon, the Missionary at Jessore, dated ChowThey had transmitted near 4001. 10 the pa
gacha, Jan 4th, 1810. rent Society. Several gentlemen, particu- “During the last seven days I have Jarly Mr. Bromby, the Rev. J. Scott, Mr J. preached three times each day, and Hill, the Rev. G. Lambert, the Rev. G. have had much conversation with the brePayne, the Rev. T. Dikes, Mr. J. Crosse, and thren. On January 6, we had a churchMr. A. Terry, addressed the meeting at con- nieeting. Manik-sah came forward. He siderable length, and, with great force and answered the questions that were put to him ability, if we may judge from the report satisfactorily, and was accepted. Next to given in the Hull newspapers, pleaded the him canie Saphulram, a young Hindoo. He .cause of the institution. The two following first heard the Gospel preached at Chowgaresolutions were unanimously adopted viz. cha, after which he forsook idolatry, and put
" That, regarding the object of the British his trust in Christ. Dial-das, an old Hindoo, and Foreign Bible Society, as one of the then came forward. He had heard the Go. noblest that could enter into the mind of spel about three months. We were satisman, this meeting cannot contemplate the fied respecting his faith in Christ, and he signal success which has already attended its was accepted. Sadut-sah also came before exertions, without exultation; or without re- the church, and was accepted. We then commending the Society to the general pa- adjourned the charch-meeting till next morn. tronage and support of their fellow-towns- ing, viz. Lord's Day, January 7, when I
preached from Acts viii. 36. The church“ That, in the opinion of this meeting, some meeting was then opened. Sheetaram and arditional exertions ought to be made in this his sister had come from Bishooburee. A town and neighbourhood, to increase the Mussulman named Kadurmola, who came funds of the British and Foreign Bible So- with Manik-sah; a Hindoo woman named ciety; and that it be recommended to the Skreemutee, from Bishooburee; and another Committee, to make personal application to Hindoo woman, her relation, named Mayathe inhabitants for their support, by means
muya, who had heard the Gospel about four of Sub-Committees, or Delegates to be ap- months, gave a pleasing account of their pointed for the different districts of the faith in Christ, and were received with town."
prayer. At half past two o'clock I preached from Mark xvi. 16. Then we all went to
the bank of the river, sung an hynin, and We stated in our last number that the prayed. I then baptized them. In the 21st Number of the Periodical Accounts of evening I preached from Matt. v. 6, and ada 1bis mission had appeared. We proceed to ministered the Lord's supper, when eigbt insert a few extracts from it.
members were received, including the one Krishnoo, the first native convert, was
restored. Twenty-one members sat down at baptized on the 28th December, 1800. Since the Lord's supper." that time, 158 persons, of whom the greater
The following Extract of a Letter from part were natives , have been baptized at Se- John Peter, the Missionary in Orissa
, is given rampore and Calcutta ; 25 of these in 1809. chiefly on account of the incidental confirAt Catwa, four natives have been baptized; mation which it contains of Dr. Buchanan's and a number of the military at Berhampore account of Juggernaut. have joined the Baptist church ; at Goa
“ The state of this country is deplorable
, malty, four natives
have also been baptized ; in a religious view. None are seeking God. at Sadamah'l
, six ; and at Jessore upwards of The bones and skulls of dead men, the wor. 20, almost all in the course of the year 1809.
shippers of Juggernaut, lje about the streets ;
BAPTIST MISSION IN BENGAL.
especially on the river side. Hundreds are to take his mother with him, that she might at going, almost every day, to worship this least be under the preaching of the Gospel.” great idol. I proclaim the Gospel to them, “On their arrival at Serampore she asand invite them to believe in Christ. I make sured him again, that she would never emknown to them the account of the incarnation, brace the Gospel.' He prevailed upon her, life, and death of our Lord Jesus Christ; however, to go and hear it. One day broshewing that he came on purpose to save ther Ward took an opportunity of conversing vingers, and is able to do it effectually-I with her. After this she told Deep Chund, endeavour to prove, that they are all in they were good words, and touched her need of a Saviour ; that, without Christ, none heart.' A sermon preached by John Peter, can go to God; and that, without his atone- just before his departure for Orissa, also ment, there is no forgiveness.--Last week, I greatly affected her. She went home weepwent into two of the villages. I went from ing on account of her sins. •I am a great door to door, with the message of God; but sinner (said she to Deep Chund); what will they were not willing to hear it. One Vish- become of me? • My dear mother (said he), nuva asked me to sit down. I preached it you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, your there, but few attended. I walked in these sins will be pardoned. He conversed with villages almost the whole day. I have pub- ber a great deal on the way of salvation. lic worship at my house, twice on the Lord's About a week after this, Krishnoo preached day; and on Wednesday evening: Ooriyas, at Serampore, and she was much melted Bengalees, Portuguese, and one or two Eu- under his sermon. From this time she disropean soldiers from the garrison, in all covered great sorrow for sin, and an inabout twelve or sixteen, attend. I speak creasing pleasure in attending on the means with the soldiers as much as I can." of grace. At lengil she expressed a desire
The following extracts are dated from publicly to join her Lord in baptisn. It Serampore, in June, 1810.
was very affecting to hear her relate her “At Serampore was baptized, on the first conversion before the church, exclaiming, as of April, by Mr. Ward, Amuree, the niother she did with tears, what a great sinner of Deep Chund, and Assee, the mother of have I been! Can there ever have been Kanta: These women, say the brethren, are such a sinner? I have no hope of salvation advanced in years, and have at length fol- but by Jesus Christ. He is my only refuge.' lowed the example of their children ; She now confesses that she used to think nouncing idolatry, and putting on the Lord Christ was the true Saviour, but feared losing Jesus Christ. The following account is given her cast." of Amuree, in a letter from Mr. Rowe to " On the third of June, a young Hindoo, Mrs. Skinner, of Bristol, dated May 24, of the writer cast, was baptized by Mr. 1810. Since I wrote to you last, the mo- Marcbman, named Nuvakishura. His mother of our brother Deep Chund has been ther wept, and entreated him to return to baptized. I received from him the following heathenism; but he withstood it, endeavourparticulars respecting her. He had no hope, ing to sooth her in the tenderest manner, and he says, of his mother's ever receiving the inviting her to Jesus Christ as the only SaGospel. She was exceedingly opposed to
viour." divine truth. He is her youngest son, and
“ The accounts from Calcutta are very enshe has a greater affection for him than for couraging. Their free school had fifty boys any other of her children. When he came in April, and might have had many more. to Serampore, and embraced the Gospel, she About the same time several soldiers attendresolved to come and live with him ; not ed the chapel, and asked to be baptized. from any desire to become acquainted with Early in May, it was supposed there were the way of salvation, but merely from her between twenty and thirty religious men affection to him. At the time he went back amongst them." into idolatry, she was the principal means of “We are going on as usual with the drawing him aside. The tenderness with translations. I hope we shall be able to which she entreated him to return to his re- send to England this year, the Pentateuch ligion, was such as he could not resist. Her in Sungskrit, the prophets in Orissa, the cries and tears pierced his heart; and the New Testament in Hindoost'banee and in the temptation overcame him. She assured him Mahratta, and the Gospels in Chinese. We she wonld never receive the Gospel; so have begun printing in the language of the that if he did not yield, they could never Seiks, and are cutting types for the Telinga come together. When restored to a right and Carnata.” mind, be resolved to go to Serampore, and
(To be continued.)
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Our loss was dreadfully severt. In the pre MARSHAL SOULT, having collected rein- vious operations of the siege, we bad lost forcements from different quarters, advanced in killed forty-seven British and forty-five with an army of 25,000 men to the relief Portugueze, and in wounded 468 British of Badajoz, and came within sight of our and 152 Portugueze. In the battle of the forces drawn up to meet him, on the after 16th, the British Joss consisted in thirty noon of the 15th of May, the river Al- officers, besides General Houghton and buera lying between. On the approach of Colonel Duckworth, and 850 non-commis. Soult, General Beresford bad deemed it ex sioned officers and men, killed; two Generals pedient to suspend the siege of Badajoz, (Cole and Stewart slightly) and 166 other which had been proceeding with great vigour, officers, and 2567 non-commissioned officers and to remove his beavy artillery and stores and men, wounded; fourteen officers, and to Elvas. The troops employed in this 530 men, missing. The Portugueze lost service rejoined the army on the evening of only 102 killed, 261 wounded, and 26 the 15th. At three, the next morning, it was missing. The loss of the Spaniards has been also joined by the Spanish forces under Ge- stated at about 1000 in killed and wounded; neral Blake, who appears to have marched making a total loss to the allied army, or all night to effect the junction. Their nun- that day, of about 5550 men. Most of the ber was 9000 men. The British amounted missing, however, have returned, it is said, to about the same number, and the Portu- since the battle, having contrived to effect gueze to about 7 or 8000 men. We had, their escape. The enemy left on the field therefore, as large a numerical force as the of battle about 2000 dead, and the prisoners enemy; but it was considerably weaker taken from bim where about 1000. The both in cavalry and artillery, and laboured wounded appear to have amounted to tak under the serious disadvantage of being least 5000 men. An intercepted letter of composed of the troops of three nations. General Gazan states, that he had more than The battle con menced at nine o'clock on 4000 wounded with him, besides many the morning of the 16th, and continued who had died on the road. There were also without intermission till two in the after- 320 wounded at Almendralejo. Five French noon; when the eneiny was driven across generals were either killed or wounded. the Albuera, to the position from which he This battle appears to have been fought with had advanced in the morning. The contest, singular gallantry. Of the 57th regiment it while it lasted, proved inost sanguinary. The is said, that their dead were found lying, as enemy having forced the Spaniards to retire they had fought, in ranks, and every wound from u height which they occupied, and which was in front. Many 'striking traits of indie commanded our whole line, it became ne- vidual heroism are also recorded, which cessary to the safety of the army to regain it. shew that our military is in no degree in. This was effected by a body of British ferior to our naval spirit. It is dreadful
, troops, after an obstinate resistance, at the however, to contemplate the quantity of hapoint of the bayonet. General Houghton, man blood which has been shed ; and how who commanded them, fell in the act of many families have been covered with cheering his men, his breast pierced with mourning. The siege of Badajoz has been four muskel balls. During the struggle for resumed, and it was expected soon to fall
. his position, one of our brigades was at- General Beresford's 'army shas been rein. tacked in the roar, by a body of Polish forced from that 'of Lord Wellington, and cavalry, whom a heavy storm of rain had has been joined by his Lordship himself. coneealed from view, and who, when seen Some reinforcements have also arrived from approaching, were mistaken for Spaniards; England. Massena, Japot, and Loisou, kad and, being entirely broken, suffered im- gone to Paris, leuving Marinont and Rego mensely. A howitzer, and ahoat soo pri- nier in the command of the army of Porsoners, were taken frorn us on this occasion. tugal, the bead-quarters of wbich were at In his object, however, the enemy was com- Salamanca ; and it was expected that they pletely frustrated. Ou the night succeeding would attenipt a junction with Souli, Sebasile batile, he commenced his retreat in the tiani, and Victor, with a view to another direction of Seville, and left Badajoz to its geueral battle. fate.