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CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE RELIEF

and of the pecuniary aid rendered to thette OF THE MISSIONS OF THE UNITED by the Ca'cuita Corresponding Committee BRETHREN.

of the Society. Messis, Sclimarié and Rlie.

nius having been destined by the ComThe Rev. C. I. Latrobe, the Secretary, and mittee woenter into ibe fields ot labour which Mr. Wollin, the Treasurer, of the Moravian he has presented in the peninsula of India, Missions, lave transmitted to us a piper, in their attention was directed to the studies which they mention, with gratitude, the re- suitable to 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 thema 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 benelt to wishers to his cause on earth to come to the natives. This confidence was not dism 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 passag. to India, on board the Marquis that at the close of 1812 the deficiency in of Homily, Captain M.Leod. the geueral amount of the Missions bad 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 Comidillee to the very considerable relief afforded unto us; Missionaries; and the Rev. William Dealery, the donations already received amounting to Rector of Clapham, in the unavoidable abom nearly 2000l.cowards covering the abovemen. sence, through indisposition, of the Reve rioned 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 ló 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 publicativos,respecting the

Schools in Antigua, for the religious educaCHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. tion of black and coloured childien, we are

On the 7th of Jarruary 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 ado Right Hon. Lord Gambier in the chair, 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, Ilie 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 admilled 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 hall-past six o'clock in the

2d. The Rev. Juhn Christian Schnarré, evening precisely; at which every gentleand the Rev. Charles Theophilus Ewald man who feels interested in the faithful Rheuius, who having studied some years in service of female domestics, is earnestly rethe Missionary Seminary at Berlin, were or- quested to attend. 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 appointed as Missionaries to the female public. It is in the contenu Tranquebar.

Our readers are already apprized of the See yur Review of this Clarge in our last benevolent and extensive plans of Dr. Julin, 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 to 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 core. parte having. by a rapid movement north. piete repulse of the enemy, with the loss of ward, brought a large force to bear on Blu- 38 pieces of cannon, upwards of 6000 pricher's army, had forced it to retire with cona soners, and a great quantity of anumunition siderable loss, but yet in unbroken order, to

The enemy retreated 10 Chulons. The advance of the grand army Soissons. On the 12tlı, a detaclinent of under Swartzenberg, recalled Bonaparte to the allied army, under General St. Priest, the neighbourhood of Paris, whence, after took Rheims by storm, with 3000 prisoners, several engagements, he obliged the Allies On the following day, the 13th, Bonaparte fell 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. While is the latest date to which we liave any auBonaparte was warmly engaged with this thentic acconnts 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 com- period only two days had elapsed, in which, pelled Bonaparte once more to intermit his exclusive of general actions, bis advance of offensive uperationsagainst Swartzenberg,and, rear had not been engaged with the enemy. leaving a large body to watch his progress, he A considerable force having been collected proceeded against Blucher. No sooner had under Augereau at Lyons, it became neceshe withdrawn a part of his force for this eary to detach a part of the grand army in purpose Ihan Swarizenberg moved forward, this direction, in order to prevent his opeand, 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 this con about the 10th instant, in which the place on the 4th instant.

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Allies were victorions. On the same day Bonaparte came into con- From the 4th to the 13th instant, Swart. tact 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 sanguinary 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, he 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 severe attack, stances, to run all risks. This, however, is and suffered some loss, in its progress thi- clearly not the policy of the Allies. ther. On the 9th, Bonaparte attacked In like manner the Crown Prince has the army of Blucher with a very large force. been blamed for not having 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

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transporting, at this season of the year, a capital of Bearn. 'Marshal Beresford bad kerge array, wiib all its equipments, from been detached in the opposite direction, 10Holstein and Sleswig to the banks of the wards Bourdeaux ; and on the 12th instimt DIarne or ile 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 resista dle of January before his arny was at li- ance, but apparently to the universal joy of beriy 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 loy the civil of Blucher. The rest of it is, doubtless, ad- authorities and the great body of the popvancing to the same point as rapidly as cir- lation, who displaced the eagles and other cumstantes will permit. Who doubts, for ex- badges of the present Usurpation, and ample, the anxiety of Lord Wellington to come spontaneously and universally substituted into active co-operation with the allied forces the Bourbon insignia, filling the air wřith which are approaching Paris from the East? shouts of " Vive Bourbon! Vivent les An. And yet we have liad to lament, in his case, glois ! Vive Louis Dixhuir!" This feeling the existence of obstacles, chiefly arising is asserted 10 prerail in every part of Bearn from the weather and the state of the roads, and Gascony which our crops hare yet which rendered an advance for several fraversed, The Duke d'Angoulemne bas taonihs impracticable. We cannot suppose been received with enthusiasın by all ranlıs. that those obstacles were less formidable in The saine feeling is also said to liave marria the line of march which the Swedish army fested itself in the rear of the Allies in Alsacre, had lò pursce, at the worst season of the Franche Complè, &c. where Monsieur hins 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,baving grit of 500 miies.

possession of Suchet's ciplier, sent order's While these things were passing in the to the garrisons of Lerida, Mequinenza, and North of France, Lord Wellington was ac- Mionson, 10 evacuate these places, and mark lively occupied in the South. Berween the in the direction of Martorel. They were there 230 of February and the 2d of March, 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. magazines 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 liave also sioped by these operations, amounted 10 driven a body of the Viceroy's troops froir between 300 and 400 men killed, and 2400 Reggi), near Parma. wounded. The enemy's army appears to

The only disastrous enterprize of a mihave been most severely beaten. They are litary kind, which we have to record, is an represented as routed and dispersed, flying in attempt to carry Bergen-op-Zoom by sturmi, the ulmost consusion, throwing away their which was made by the British Iroops arins and deserting in great numbers, leave under Sir Thoinas Grahain, on the Bila ing the covalry strewed with ibeir dead. Ainsiant, and which completely faited. Our 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 rebperation by the boats of the blockading mained in the hands of the enemy. Au ex, 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 edi (24h inst.)that the negociations carried on this service. By this part of the army

at Chatillon were about 10 issue in the Bayonne has been closely invested. The signing of preliminaries of peace with Bonn heavy rains wbich fell about the first of naparle. We believe that such an event Marcb had materially impeded the advance would be regarded as a real calatuity big of the army, and Lord Wellington's head. nine-tenths of the population, not only int quarters were still at Aire on the 14th, England, but of the Continent. Should live The enemy'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 merely as affordder to effect a junction with a corps of ing him a breathing time, during which be 10.000 men of Suchel's army, which was may recover his strength for fresh and bette's 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 tirinly than before on ite his force had taken possession of Pau, the neck of Europe ; and if we can supp se

such a peace to origina'e iu the nisguided ing, in any other light than as the unfurling lenty of Austria, it will ouly prove how of the royal standard in France. short-sighted is her policy ; før, doubtless, A singular scene is now acting in Holland. she will he the first riciin of Bunaparte's The Prince of Orange has published a new ve ngeance. 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 ol 600 persons, freely chosen to, is not to be conceived; and there can be by the different de partidents, in proportion nc doubt that the resources of France in his to their population. The great objecis prohrmds may be made available to alınost any posed by this constitution, which is said to entei prize he may meditare, By the time

be contormed, as far as possible, 10 ancient that Russia has withdrawn wiihin her own instiiutions and usagės, are thus summarily boundaries, and that the armies of the stated. It is jutended “ that religion, as ot'ber Allies are reduced 10 their peace the fountain of all good, shall be honoured es tablishments, Bonaparte will be prepared and maintained, and religious freedora to renew his aggressions. Peace will re- disturbed by nuthing of temporal concerns, store to liim a veteran army of perha, 's but secured in the must ample manner; that 300,000 men, now held as prisoners of the education of youth, and the spread of w.ar, or dispersed in garrisons which are at scientific knowlerige, shall be attended to by present cut off from communication with the Government, and freed from all those France. We know the power of his con. vexatious regulations which oppress the scription, and the rapiditg with which it has genus and subdue the spirit; that personal created immense masses of furce. We can freedom shall no longer be an empty name, therefore see nothing to prevent Bonaparte and dependent on the caprices of a suspie from having ai mies on foot, in a very short cious and crafty police; that an impartial 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 perty; that commerce, agriculture, and maare slow iu believe that the Allies will now nufactures shall be no longer obstrucled, but ea pose themselves and the world to the fresh have free course, like rich springs of public calawities which are so obviously involved and private prosperity; that, therefore, no in a peace with this man: and we feel restraint shall be imposed on the domestic more disposed to this view of the subject, economy of the higher and lower classes of since our Goveroinent has publicly recog- the state, but that they shall be conformable pized, and recorded with appareal exulla. to the general laws and the general govertion, the movement in favour of the Bour- ment; that the movements of the Governbuns on the banks of the Garonne. Wig ment sball not be palsied by too great a zeal mention this at all, in an account professing for local interests, but rather receive from it quly to be an extract from Lord Wellington's an additional impulse; that the general laws, dispatches, unless it were julended by means of an harmonious co-operation of espouse the Bourbon cause? On any other the iwo principal branches of the Guvern supposition, such a publication would be 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 to sharpen 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 upon which the greatest and most invaluable loyalty. Indeed, we cannot regard the privilege of every free people,--their indeGazette statement to which we are allud. pendence,-may be firmly fixed."

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GREAT BRITAIN. The Parliament met on the 1st inst. bat was We are happy to state that four French 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 business, however, has been alınost entirely of the month. either of a private nature, or of mere ordinary Sir William Garrow, the Attorney Genetoutine,

ral, is appointed Chief Justice of Chester,

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will appear. We are unable to give Philanthrorist the information he solicits. We are greatly obliged to A. E. for his compiùnicatious. We bave nu' immediate prospect of being able to review a work mentioned by a

CONSTANT READER. Our readers will recollect that, in vur Number for January, we inserted a letter, signedl 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 Ludelites at York, that “religious fanaticism”. bad taised te evil “ to its height." And this request seemed to be made simply because, og teading the 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 appenred on the face of the Report, we were far from seeing any thing improper in : he paper of T. His objeci, indeed, we are well assured, was merely io ascertain the rrush 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 surmires respecting both his motives and our own lo wbich it has given birth. We had shut the most distant conc: prion, and we are well persuaded neither had the writer, that the inquiry could have excised 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 thal 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 the circumstapers of the case, is the inquiry to lead to any satisfaçiory resull; that we are disposed

to adopt the delerinination of pursuing it 110 further. We can assure H. T. it is with real concern that we have been drawn into a controversy

with him on the sunject of Quakerism. We had not the sligh est intention of pursuing it beyond our Review of ihe Life of Penn, until the unjust charge of a disposition " to traduce and misrepresent 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 exposition of Quaker sentiments: we relerred to it, as being the most authentic exposition of them, acknowledged to be so by Quakers ile inselves, and therefore, as we conceived, a fair and unexceptionable subject of reference. We can also assure H. T. that we liave no dislike to George Fox personally : on the contrary, we admire his honest zeal (however misguided we may sometines deem it), bis heroic constancy, his unsliuken fortitude, his devotedless 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 defects 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 he 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 have 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 constituiion and practice of the Church of England which he would regard as evil, but which we should be disposed to vphold as good. To the system of lithes, in itselt 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 bunden.—To conclude, we can truly assure H. 1. that we are not conscious of harbouring one untriendly feeling either towards himself, or any other Quaker ancieut or modem. We have received from the Author of the “ Tour 10 Alet," a very long comment on our

Review of that work. Not only its length, but the tone of irritation which pervades il, 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 question has given such

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