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CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE RELIEF and of the pecuniary aid rendered to the OF THE MISSIONS OF THE UNITED
by the Ca'cuita Corresponding Committee BRETHREN.
of the Society. Messrs. Schnarré and Rle.
nius having been destined by the ComThe Rev. C. I. Latrobe, the Secretary, and nittee wenter into the fields of labour which Mr. Wollin, the Treasurer, of the Moravian he has presented in the peninsula of India, Missions, have transmitted to us a paper, in their attention was directed to the studies which they mention, with gratitude, the re suitable 10 that destination, in the confi. ceipt of a long list of Donations for the dence that the Court of Directors of the support of the Missions of the United East - India Company would grant them Brethren among the Heathen; and they their licence to proceed to India for the add, “ We feel ourselves the more excited 10 furtherance of plans so wisely conceived, praise the Lord for inclining so many well and put in practice with so much benelit to wishers to his cause on earth to come to the natives. This confidence was not diga our assistance : for, by the almost total ruin appointed. The Court granted, with the of the outward prosperity of the Brethren's utmost readiness, the request of the Com. Settlements on the Continent, their con millee; and these Missionaries are now on tributions have unavoidably fallen so short, their passage to ludia, on board the Marquis that at the close of 1812 the deficiency in of Humily, Captain M.Leod. the general amount of the Missions had in. On this occasion there were present 1300 creased to 39731. 1.18. 2d. We therefore or 1400 members and their friends. return to all and each of our generous The Secretary of the Society delivered benefactors, the most cordial thanks for the the Instructions of the Committee to the very considerable relief afforded unto us; Missionaries; and the Rev. William Dealtry, the donations already received amounting to Rector of Clapham, in the unavoidable abia nearly 2000l.towards covering the abovemen. sence, through indisposition, of the Rev. tioned arrear. The effects of the devastations Dr. Claudius Buchanan, delivered an Ad. by the war continuing to be most severely dress to them, drawn up by Dr. Buchanau, felt, we humbly request a continuation of the at the request of the Committee *. help of such as regard the labour of the Brethren's Missionaries with favour, "-We
SCHOOLS IN ANTIGUA. regret that our limits will not permit us lo In consequence of the information con. insert the long and respectable list of names tained in our Number for August last, and transmitted to us by these gentlemen. in other periodical publications, respecting the
Schools in Antigua, for the religious educaCHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. tion of black and coloured childien, we are
On the 7th of Jaruary a meeting of this happy to announce that a sum of 1161, has Society was held at Freemason's Hall, the been collected. We trust that large ada Right Hon. Lord Gambier in the cbair, for- ditions will still be made to it. the purpose of addressing four Missionaries who were designated to stations in the East. SOCIETY FOR ENCOURAGEMENT OF Ist. "The Rev. Thomas Norton and
FAITHFUL FEMALE SERVANTS, thic Rev. W. Greenwood, who having been
No. 71, HATTON GARDEN. educated in the Society's Seminary, and A general meeting of this Suciety, of which admitled to Holy Orders, are now serving we gave an account, p. 333 of our last curacies. When their engagements are ful volume, will be held on Monday the 29th filled, they will embark for the island of of April, at the New London Tavern, Ceylon, to act as Missionaries of the Society, Cheapside, at half-past six o'clock in the
2d. The Rev. Juhn Christian Schnarré, evening precisely; at which every gentleand the Rev. Charles Theophilas Ewald man who feels interested in the faithful Rhenius, who having studied some years in service of female domestics, is earnestly res the Missionary Seminary at Berlin, were or- quested to Allend. The success of this dained in that city by the Counsellor of the Society would certainly tend to increase our Consistory, the Rev. Jacobus Hecker; and domestic repose and security, and therefore having since passed about fifteen months in has a strong. claim on the philanthropy this country in preparation for their future and good sense of the public, and especially labours, were appuinted as Missionaries to the female public. It is in the contenaTranquebar.
Our readers are already apprized of the See our Review of abis Clarge in our last bepevolent and extensive plaus of Dr. Juln, Number.
plation of the Society to offer various kinds of continuing their services in London. They of assistance to good servants in distress, propose also to give FiveGuineas (o a servant sickness, or age--and to send back to their on her marriage, who has previously lived four friends in the country, those who are incapable years with a Subscriber, &c.
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
We stated in our last Number that Bona- the following day; but it ended in the corde parte having, by a rapid movement north- plete repulse of the enemy, with the loss of ward, brought a large force to bear on Blu- $8 pieces of cannon, upwards of 6000 pricher's army, had forced it to retire willi corio soners, and a great quantity of animunition siderable loss, but yet in unbroken order, to
The enemy retreated to Chalons. The advance of the grand army Soissons. On the 12tli, a detachnient of under Swartzenberg, recalled Bonaparte to the allied army, under General St. Priest, the neiglıbourhood of Paris, whence, after took Rheims by storm, with 3000 prisoners. several engagements, he obliged the Allies On the following day, the 13th, Bonaparte sell to retire through Troyes on Bar sur Aube, upon it with a large force and re-took it. This which was the limit of their retreat. Wbile is the latest date to which we liave any auBonaparte was warmly engaged with this thentiç acconuts from this part of the theatre army on the Seine and the Aube, Blucher of action. At that time the army of Blucher again advanced, and, defeating the corps op- had been for nearly fifty days constantly posed to him, appeared before Meaux, and either marching or fighting ; during which menaced the capital. This movement con- period only iwo days had elapsed, in whicli, pelled Bonaparte once more to intermit his exclusive of general actions, his advance or offensive operationsagainst Swartzenberg,and, rear had not been engaged with the enemy. leaving a large body to watch his progress, he d considerable force having been collected proceeded against Blucher. No sooner had under Augereau at Lyons, it became neces he withdrawn a part of his force for this eary to detach a part of the grand army in purpose than Swartzenberg moved forward, this direction, in order to prevent bis ope. and, having severely beaten the corps op rating on the rear or left flank of the Allies. posed to him, re-possessed himself of Troyes. A baille is stated to have been fought at Ma. His head-quarters were established at ihis con about the 10th instant, in which the place on the 4th instant.
Allies were victorious. On the same day Bunaparte came into con From the 4th to the 13th instant, Swarttact with the army of Blucher, at Soissons, zenberg had remained stationary at Troyes ; whither he had retired from Meaux on the and this state of inaction has been loudly. approach of Bonaparte in force, in order to complained of, as indicating, if not infidelity effect a junction with the corps of Bulow to the Allies, yet an alarming degree of lukeand Winzingerode. The Allies were in warmness to their cause. Independently, how. possession of Soissons, and their army was ever,of the numberless reasons,scarcely admit. posted in its rear. The whole of the 5th ting, perhaps, of explanation, which operate to instant passed in a sauguinary conflict for retard the movements of a large arıy, it is the possession of the town. Night put an obvious that had Swartzenberg advanced toend to the coutest, when the enemy with wards Paris, while the issue of the contest drew. On the following day it was disco- between Blucher and Bonaparte on his wered, that Bonaparte had made a move- right, and between Bianchi and Augereau ment with a view to turn the left of the on his left, was still undecided ; and had that Allies, and cut them off from Laon. This issue proved disastrous, be wonld, by such obliged Marshal Blucher to evacuate an advance, have exposed his own army to Soissons, and to take up a position at imminent hazard, if not to inevitable ruin. Laon, which he reached with his whole His relreat might have been impossible. It army, on the night of the 7th ; his left wing, becomes Bonaparte, in his present circumhowever, having sustained a sevore attack, stances, to run all risks. This, however, is and suffered some foss, in its progress thi- clearly not the policy of the Alies. ther. On the 9th, Bonaparte attacked In like manner the Crown Prince has the army of Blocher with a very large force. been blamed for not laving yet brought up The battle was maintained with great ob his army to the scene of action in France, stinacy throughout the whole of that and Let the difficulty, however, be considered of
transporting, at this season of the year, a capital of Bearn. Marshal Beresford End barge array, with all its equipments, from been detached in the opposite direction, ioHolstein and Sleswig to the banks of the wards Bourdeaux ; and on the 12th instimit DIarne or ihe Seine, and it will appear that he took possession of that important city, the the blame is undeservert. It was the mide second in France, not only without resist. dle of January before his army was at li- ance, but apparently to the universal joy of berly to move southward; and a considera- the inhabitants. The Marshal was met at ble part of it has already joined the army a short distance from the town ly the civil of Blucher. The rest of it is, doubtless, ad authorities and the great body of the popravancing to the same poitit as rapidly as cir- lation, who displaced the eagles and other cumstances will permit. Who doubts, for ex. badges of the present Usurpation, and ample,the anxiety of Lord Wellicgton to come spontaneously and universally substituted into active co-operation with the allied forces the Bourbon insignia, filling the air with which are approaching Paris from the East? shouts of « Vive Bourbon! Vivent les AnAnd yet we have had to lament, in his case, glois ! Vive Louis Dixliuit!" This feeling the existence of obstacles, chiefly arising is asserted 10 prevail in every part of Bearn from the weather and the state of the roads, and Gascony which our troops have yet which rendered an advance for several traversed. The Duke d'Angouierne bas toonihs impracticable. We cannot suppose been received with enthusiasın by all ranlis, that those obstacles were less formidable in The samne fecling is also said to have mairi. the line of march which the Swedish army fested itself in the rear of the Allies in Alsace', had lò pursue, at the worst season of the Franche Comptè, &c. where Monsieur his year, from the shores of the Baltic to the experienced the saine gratifying reception. : interior of France, a distance of upwards In Catalonia, the Ba on d'Eroles, having got ot 500 miles.
possession of Suchet's ciplier, sent order's While these things were passing in the to the garrisons of Leridi, Mequinenza, and North of France, Lord Wellington was ac Monson, 10 evacuate these places, and mark . sively occupied in the South. Between the in the direction of Martorel. They were there
230 of February and the 2d of Narch, he had surrounded, and forced to capitulate. forced all the enemy's positions on the In Italy, Murat has commenced offen Adour, and had possessed himself of their sive operations against his former master. toagazines at Aire and Mont de Marsan. The Neapolitan troups have taken possess The loss of British and Portuguese occa sion of Rome, Leghorn, &c. and have also sioped by these operations, amounted to driven a body of the Viceroy's troops front between 300 and 400 men killed, and 2400 Reggi, near Parma. wounded. The enemy's army appears to
The only disastrous enterprize of a mi. have been most severely beaten. They are litary kind, which we have to record, is an represented as routed and dispersed, flying in attempt 10 carry Bergen-op-Zoom by sturm, the ulmost consusion, throwing away their
which was made by the British Iroops' arins and deserting in great numbers, leav under Sir Thoinas Gralar, on the 8th ing the cowalry strewed with their dead. A instant, and which coinpleteig failed. Uur part of the allied army crossed the Adour loss was very severe. Upwards of 300 men below Bayonne, having been assisted in this were killed, and about 2000 prisoners reoperation by the boats of the blockading mained in the hands of the enemy. Au exo squadron, the crews of which had to encoun- change of these has since been agreed on, ter extraordinary peril as well as fatigue, A general expectation has been entertaina from the violence of the surf, in effecting ed (24h inst. Jthat the negociations carried on this service. By this part of the army
at Chatillon were about to issue in the Bayonne has been closely invested. The signing of preliminaries of peace with Bon heavy rains which fell about the first of naparle. We believe that such an event March bad materially impeded the advance would be regarded as a real calaruity by of the army, and Lord Wellington's head. nine-tenths of the population, not only «st quarters were still at Aire on the 14th, England, but of the Continent. Should like The enensy's army had retired along the expectation of a peace with Bonaparte in banks of the Adour towards Tarbes, in or realized, we shall regard it nierely as affordder to effect a junction with a corps of ing himn a breathing time, during which te 10.000 men of Suchel's army, which was may recover his strength for fresh and better advancing from Catalonia. Sir Rowland planned acts of aggression, which may iis Hill had gone in pursuit of it, and a part of his yoke far more firmly than before ovité his force had taken possession of Pau, the neck of Europe ; and if we can supr' ke
$us:h a peace to originare in the noisguided ing, in any other light than as the uofurling lenity of Austria, it will only prove bow of the royal standard in France. short-sighted is her policy ; für, doubiless, A singular scene is now acting in Holland. she will be the first victim of Bonaparte's The Prince of Orange has published a new vengeance. That he should rest satisfied fundamental code for the government of with an abridgement of power and a sacri. that country, which he means to submit fice of territory, such as he must now submit to an assembly of 600 persons, freely chosen to, is not to be conceived ; and there can be by the different departments, in proportion no doubt that the resources of France in bis to their population. The great objects pro. hamds may be made available to alınost any posed by this constitutions, which is said to enter prize he may medilale. By the time be contormed, as far as possible, 10 ancient that Russia has withdrawn within her own instiutions and usagės, are thus summarily boundaries, and that the armies of the stated. It is intended “ that religion, as ot'ber Allies are reduced to their peace the fountain of all good, shall be bonoured es tablishments, Bonaparte will be prepared and maintained, and religious freedora to renew his aggressions. Peace will re
disturbed by nothing of temporal concerns, store to liim a veteran army of pecha,'s but secured in the must ample manner; that 300,000 men, now held as prisoners of the education of youih, and the spread of war, or dispersed in garrisons which are at scientific knowledge, shall be attended to by present cut off froin communication with the Government, and freed from all those France. We know the power of his cun. vexatious regulations which oppress the scription, and the rapidity with which it has genius and subdue the spirit; that personal created immense masses of force. We can freedom shall no longer be an empty name, tiverefore see nothing to prevent Bonaparte und dependent on the caprices of a suspi. from having ai mies on foot, in a very short cious and crafty police; that an imparlial time after peace with bim shall have been administration of justice, guided by tixed signed, suficient to enable him to execute his principles, shall secure to every man his promost daring projects. We confess, that we periy; that commerce, agriculture, and ma. are slow tu believe that the Allies will now nufactures shall be no longer obstructed, but eu pose themselves and the world to the fresh have free course, like rich springs of public alamities which are so obvivusly involved and private prosperity; that, therefore, no in a peace with this nan: and we feel restraint shall be imposed on the domestic more disposed to this view of the subjecteconomy of the higher and lower classes of since our Government has publicly recog- the state, but that they shall be conformable dized, and recorded with apparent exulta to the general laws and the general governtion, the movement in favour of the Bour- ment; that the movements of the Govern, bons on the banks of the Garonne. Why ment sball not be palsied by too great a zeal pention this at all, in an account professing for local interests, but rather receive from it euly to be an extract from Lord Wellington's an additional impulse; that the general laws, dispatches, unless it were intended to by means of an harmonious co-operation of espouse the Bourbon cause? On any other the two principal branches of the Governsupposition, such a publication would be ment, shall be founded on the true interests of worse than useless. Its only effect would the State ; and that the finances and the arm, be 10 sliarpen the vengeance of Bonaparte ing of the people, the main pillars of the body against the population who had been led to politic, shall be placed in that central point, this rash and unadvised expression of their upou which the greatest and most invaluable byalty. Indeed, we cannot regard the privilege of every free people,--their indeGazette statement to which we are allud. pendence,-may be firmly fixed."
GREAT BRITAIN. The Parliament mct on the 1st inst. bot was We are happy to state that four Freuch immediately adjourned to the 21st, when it frigates, the Alcmene, Iphigenie, Sirius, and again met and proceeded to business. The Clorinde, have been captured in the course besiness, however, has been alınost entirely of the month. either of a private nature, or of mere ordinary Sir William Garrow, the Attorney Genesoptine.
sal, is appointed Chief Justice of Chester,
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
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will appear. We are unable to give Purilanthropist the information he solicits, We are greatly obliged to A. E. for his communications. We have no immediate prospect of being able to review a work mentioned by a
CONSTANT READER. Our readers will recollect that, in our Number for January, we inserted a letter, signeel T.,
containing a request for information as to the ground on which it was asserted, in the preface to the Report of the Trial of the Luddites at York, that "religious fanaticism” had raised '
te evil " to its height." And this request seemed to be made simply because, og teading tbe Report itself, there did not appear any evidence lo substantiate the allegation. We must contess that, ignorant as we ourselves were of the facts, except as they appeared on the face of the Report, we were far from seeing any thing improper in the paper of T. His ohjeci, indeed, we are well assured, was merely to ascertain the :ruth in a point which, it must be allowed, was of some importance. We have therefore been greatly surpriized at the offence which the insertion of liis letter has occasioned, and the unreasona ble surmises respecting both his motives and our own to wbich it has given birth. We had not the most distant conc:"ption, and we are well persuaded neither had the writer, that the inquiry could have exciied the displeasure of a single reader of our work. We certainly were not aware, at the time we inserted it, of the interminable and angry discussion to which it was I kely to lead; otherwise we should, on that ground, have excluded it. All we shall now say upon it is, that so contradictory, and therefore so perplexing, are the statements we have received on the subject; and so little likely, under all ite circumstaners of the case, is the inquiry to lead to any satisfaclory result; that we are disposed
to adopt tlie deresimination of pursuing it no further. We can assure H. T. it is with real concern that we have been drawn into a controtersy
with him on the sunject of Quakerism. We had not the sligh est intention of pursuing it beyond our Review of the Life of Penn, until the unjust charge of a disposition to traduce and misrepresents the Quakers made it our duty to do so. - - H. T. has mistaken our object in having recourse to the Journal of George Fox for an exposi
tion of Quaker sentiments: we relerred to it, as being the most authentic exposition of them, acknowledged to be so by Quakers themselves, and therefore, as we conceived, a fair and unexceptionable subject of reference. We can also assure H. T. that we have no dislike to George Fox personally : on the contrary, we admire his honest zeal (however wisguided we may sometiines deem it), bis heroic constancy, his unsluiken fortitude, his devotedness to what he conceived the work of the Lord, and bis ardent desire to save souls: we admire and would gladly emulate these qualities in that extraordinary man. But why should we not be allowed to point out those glaring detects in him which have been, as it were, canonized by his Biographer and his followers ?-We are not blind to the practical evils existing in the Church of England; nor have we been backward in litting up our voice against them. H. T. will And, it be examines our work, that there is no point which has occupied more of our attention thau the unscriptural views and lax conduct of some of the Clergy. We pave been far from wishing to conceal or palliate them. Indeed, we have been more intent on exposing such evils, with a view to their cure, and from a conviction that reform is the best expedient for strengthening the Church which can be adopted, than we, have been on exposing all the defects of all the sectaries put together. At the same time, H. T. must be sensible that there are many things in the constituion and practice of the Church of England which he would regard as evil, but which we should be disposed to uphold as good. To the system of lithes, in itsell' considered, indeed, we are far from partial; and yet, under all the circumstances under which it now exists, we do not understand on what defensible ground its payment can be resisted by those who have made purchases of property knowing it to be subject to this burlen.—To conclude, we can truly assure H. 1. that we are not conscious of harbouring one unfriendly feeling either towards himself, or any other Quaker ancieut or modem. We have received from the Author of the “ Tour to Alet,” a very long comment on our
Review of that work. Not only its length, but the tone of irritation which pervades it, would be a bar to its insertion, especially as the Author required it to be inserted verbatim as written, or not at all. We prefer the latter alternative, and have returned the paper. We are extremely concerned to find that the Review in questiou has given such