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moved from 15; the people either hiring this school. Anong a goodly number preschool.masters at their own expense, or at. sent, I' found the husband am wise learning tending to their own education, and helping Together. There was one scholar aged 56; each other forward. The extracts we are about three me'll aged from 30 to 32; two women to give from the Report, will establish the of 37, and one of 32 years of age; besides claims of the Society to the support and a number of young people from 18 to 25." patronage of the public.
“July 24.-At Jeantown, in the parish of In the course of the summer, one of the Loch Carron. The Rev. Lachlan Mackenzie, Secretaries visited many of these schools. We minister of the parish, accompanied me to shall quote a few passages from his journal. the Gaelic School in Jeantown, About one
July 4 and 5.-" I was at Tierndrish, the hundred persons have derived benefit from residence of the Rev. Mr. Ross, minister of this reacher's labours. During the vacation Kilmanivaig. This parish, which is about between the winter and summer 'sessiurrs, the 63 miles in length, enjoys several in:portant people, of their own accoril, proposed 10 advantages in point of education; but many support the teacher, at their own expense parts of it are, notwithstanding, in a most enurely, in order that they might derive destitute condition."
more benefit' during his residence amung " Proceeded by the banks of the Caledo- them. Pew sights could be more gratifying, nian Canal, and called at Strown for Cap. than to witness parents and children, old tain Cameron. He was not at home; but and young, assembled in the same school, his lady gave a very favourable report in re and all equally interested ; lo hear the gard to the conduct and behavour of the children, who, but a few months ago, comSociety's Teacher at Mairshealich, about a paratively • know not any thing, reading mile distant. This school could not be the living Oracles witlr fuency ; and the continued during the summer months, mother of children, with the youngest in as the attendance was so small. The herarur:s, hand this infant 10 her neighbour, teacher has therefore remoyed to the liead of while she should stand up, in her own class, Lochárcaig; where, in a district called the consisting of mothers, 10 read her lesson; • Rough Bounds, the people have duly and all this in a fine flourishing village on the appreciated the value of his labours. The banks of Lochi Carron, wliere the number of country is intersected by two rapid rivers, inihabitants is rapidly increasing.". but, in wet weather, the children have been The following extracts are from letters' carried 10 school, across these, by their addressed to the Secretary :parents, so that the attendance bas, upon the 1. Fren Die Rer. Dr. Ross of Lochwhole, been regular."
broom, Invernesshire, dated May 10, 1813. * July 8.--Arrived at Dorrodel, near to " I visited your School at Keppoch, on Arisaig. Crossed Lucli Aylori, in company the 1st inst. Fifly were present on the day with another gentleman, lo Moidari, a coun of examination. I proceed to state their try wholly inhabited by Catholics. Ex
progress. Here, indeed, I have good news amined the Society's School at Glenuig. The to communicate to you; for their progress : children acquitted themselves much to the was to me surprising. It is quite unnecessary satisfaction of all present, and the parents to enlarge. Every individual did his duty, seemned not a little gratified. A gen leiwan, Sone did wonders And he must have had from the opposite coast, who, coming up the a hard and unfeeling heart who could hear, Glen on business, was invited to attend, re without emotions of delight, little children peatedly expressed bis surprize, as he had of seven or eight years old, and grows up no idea that such proficiency could be made persons at the head of families, who, on the in the short space of a few months. The 1st of November last, knew not one letter of parents and elder people were exhorted to the Alphabet, on the 1st of May reading profit by the teacher's present residence alternate verses of the Bible, ad aperturan ilmong them, and to atiend the school; since libri, with precision and accuracy, in a lanwhich period, the greater part of the unmar guage which they perfectly understood, and ried women have begun to learn to read."
seeming to be deeply impressed with what " 16th.---At Coshladder, in the parish bey'read. I never examined a school with ' of Duirnish, in company with Mr. Shaw, ' more unmingled satisfaction; nor could I Ilere there is a nuñerous and flourishing suppose it possible, that a wotgan of a school. Great satisfaction accompanied iis weakly constitution, and in indifferent examination, though the attendance has ra health, however zealons, could have done ther fallen off during the summer. About what Margaret Sinclair did. But she gives 70 persons, old and young, base entered the proper account of-ibe matter herself; for
she says, " My heart was in the work--and, him, and the report of my parishioners with blessed be his worthy Name! I was not one whom he lodged. He is now, I am told, day sick since I began. Upon the whole, about to depart, and though to return soon I trust I may say with confidence, that your hereafter, uncertain, he says, whether or money has not been thro yn away on the not to be appointed again for this country, little strath of Lochbroom."
The whole of this country are "Roman Ca-, 2. From the Rev. J. Macqueen, of Apple- tholics committed to my care, with the excross, Rosshire.
ceptiou of a few of the established religion. “ April 5, 1813.--It gives me pleasure The difference of our creed, I understand, to report the diligence and successful exer- makes no difference in the universal benevotions of your teacher in this parish. The lence you shew towards all mankind; and, object of his mission could not but render therefore, if you and the Society do not him acceptable to the people of Canubile; find it convenient to restore Ms. N'Ewen and the benefit they have already derived to us, 1 beg leave to propose another canfrom his scrupulous and conscientious atten- didate, who is his principal scholar. I have vion to his duty, hatta guined him their good examined the boy, and have made him read will and attach nient. Their progress in the different parts of the Bible, besides his short period of litle more than four months, ordinary lesson, when I found him is truly gratifying. Of fifty persons who expert in reading the Gaelic, and as fluénily, have occasionally attended bis School, four as you or I could read English. The local read the Old Testament, scventeen the New situation of this country is very disadvane Testament, five the Psalm Book, and twenty- tageous to any kind of public school, being one the First Book; the other three are but cut up a considerable way by the sea; but beginners. They were all su completely il you can find it convenient to employ illiterate, that of this naruber, only seven Ranald M'Donald, Mr. M:Ewen's 'pupil, knew the letters when he cominenced he will, in a short time hence, leach all the teaching in December last.
youth of the country to read the Gaelic “ Sept. 14, 1813.-As your teacher in Scriplures, wliich I wish for rery much." this parish will soon be removed fronı his 4. From the teacher at Gress, in the present station, I wish to have your con. parish of Stornoway, Isle of Lewes, dated corrence to appoint him to any other part of Dec. 9, 1813, the parisli, where I may judge liiş services may “ No doubt but you will be glad hear be most required. With a view to raise a that I am more busy willi scholars at this spirit of emulation among the people, I time, than I have been since I began have had his papils, young and old, married teaching. The number on the list is 109.* and unmarried, examined publicly in church, There was not one among the 109 thal knew after Dirive service. The exhibition did a single letter in the Spelling-book when I full credit to the teacher and the scholar, began teaching them, which Mr. Mackenzie and hath created a competition in different can witness. They are coming on districts of the parislo for his next appoint prisingly. I had a person from S!ornoway ment. I hare no intention to place him in with me last Sabbath, and I made otic of any situation where less than forty-six can
the scholars to read before him, who said attend, aud, eventaally, many more." that he has seen a number that was at
S. From the Rev. Dr. N. Macdonald, scho's six years (i. e, successive winters) Roman Catholic Clergyman, dated Moidart, that could not read as proper. He can read Invernesshire.
Gaelic as well as myself, though he knew “ April 22, 1813.-Sir, please permit me not a letter when I came here." to inform you, that Peter M'Ewen, the bearer 5. From the Rev. John Shaw, of Dairnish, hereof, has given entire satisfaction in regard Isle of Skye, dated April 13, 1813. 10 his moral conduct,' which has been irre • Your school, at Cosboladder, the least. proachable since he came to this country; populous district of the parislr, succeeds far* as 'also in teaching the Gaelic larguage, in beyond my expectations. There are seventywhich branch of education, his pupils, I find, six already on the list of the school, almost have made an unexpected progress, during all of which attend regularly one part of the the short period since he came here, having, day; and there is hardly a day passes withby all appearances, paid the uimost atten. out additioos being masle to the number. tion to the trust you and the Society reposed You can hardly conceive what an interest in him. I give this character of him entirely is excited by the School; not a moment is unsolicited by hiruself; but, from the little the teacher allowed to himself; even when acquaintance I have bad personally with obliged to come to his house for refreshinente
prople will be at bin to receive instructions: to abandon their settlement at Karass, and lie is employed, almost without intermission, to retire to Georgljersk, in consequence of from seven in the morning till ten or cleven disturbances among the Tartars. They have #night. In the morning and forepoon, he been enabled to remove the property belong lias mostly children and young people; in, ing to the Mission. The printing of the the evening, persons of all ages. On Sab- Turkish New Testament had previously been baih, also, the School is open morning and completed, and all the cupies of it were evening, and pumbers attend. of the brought to a place of safety without sastain, seventy-six scholars I mentioned, fifty-three ing the slightest injury. are men and boys, and twenty-three women and girls. Twenty-two are above twcuty
EAST-INDIEZ. years of age, one is fifty-six, the rest are from iwenty downwards to five years. There
The Rev. Archdeacon Middleton, whose is one whole family attending, consisting of address to Mr. Jacobi, on the occasion of the husband, wite, and three children. Four his being sent as a Missionary to India by read in the Old Testament, six in the New, the Society for promoting Christian Knowand in a short time eight more will be added ledge, we noticed in our volame for last to this class; the reșt are readiog in the First year, p. 673, has been appointed the first Book, except two ur three in the Alphabet." Bishop of ludia. May his appointment
6. From the teacher in the island of prove a source of blessing to the millions of Cannay, dated Dec. 8, 1813.
Hindostan! « The Roman Catholies bere make no scruple in learning any thing I request any
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE portion of Scripture. I am greatly obliged
SOCIETY. to Mr. M'N, for his kindness in every The annual meeting of the British and respect; and also to the priest, who lives at Foreign Bible Society will be held at FreeEigg, and caide to this island some days mason's-Hall, Great Queen-street, Lincolo's since. He has been admonishing both old Inn Fields, on Wednesday, the 4th of May. and young to attend. I have heard him The President will take the chair at twelve saying (while talking about me), that he o'clock precisely. should be greally displeased, if they should N. B. No ladies can be admitted. nut attend, • for (addressing then you see he came here, not for his own interest, but CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. for yours; therefore, I hope you'll consider that. And there is a prospect of a large niversary Serinon for this Society will be
On Tuesday, the 3d of May, the Anattendance."
We couclude with an extract from the preached at the church of St. Anne's, Black, Report of the Gaelic School in Edinburgh. vice to begin at balf past ten o'clock. The
friars, by the Hon. the Dean of Wells: ser** There are various persons attending who Annual Meeting will be afterwards held at seem to be above sixty years of age, and
two o'clock, at the Crown and Anchor Ta. cannot read without the assistance of
spec. sacles, who now read with much propriety. ing, the 4th of May, the Annual Sermon
vern in the Strand. On Wednesday even and their progress has far surpassed my
before the menibers of the various Associaexpectatii ns. I must not here omit to
tions formed in the Metropolis, in aid of this menijon the case of a very poor woman, at the advanced age of serenty-eight, who could Society, will be preached at the church of
St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall, by the Reve Hardly read any at the beginning of the last
Basil Woodd, M. A.-service to begin at session, and who is now reading in the high- half past six. est class, while her niental faculties seem to be onimpaired, so that she can comprehend
PRAYER BOOK AND HOMILY what she reads. Her appearance struck me
SOCIETY. very much, from ber seeming earnestness to be able to read. It was truly pleasant to A sermon will be preached at Chrise's see her calmness of mind, and to be informed Church, Newgate Street, for this Sociery, one of ler steady attendance, under the pressure the morning of Thursday the 5th of May, bayi of poverty, and the infirmities of old age, for 'the Hon. and Rev. G. F. Noel, M. A. she cannot walk without the assistance of Vicar of Rainham, in Kent; service to begin crutches!"
at eleven o'clock. A general meeting of
the Society will afterwards be held, at one, MISSION TO TARTARY. on the same day; at the New London Tavoid, The Missionaries have recently been forcedo Cheapside.
LONDON SOCIETY FOR PROMOT. be held at the New London Tavern, Cheap
ING CHRISTIANITY AMONG THE side, on Tuesday the poth May, 1814.
The chair will be taken exactly at one
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. Chapel, Church-sireet, Spitalfields, by the The annual meeting of the Religious Rev. W. Cooper, of Dublin : service to Tract Society will be held, at the City of begin at both places at half past six. London Tavern, Bishopsgate-street, opposite
to Threadneedle-street, on Thursday the 12th * NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE of May, at half past six in the morning. SOCIETY.
The chair will be taken at half past seven The annual meeting of this Society will precisely.
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
WHEN me ventured, in the month of Janu- earth! This hath God wrought, and let bus
concurrence of Frunice ! A constitution protect their magazines and to preserve is already adopied for that country which, ibeir communication with Germany, both with some modifications, appears calculated which would be threatened by this moveto secure a once ihe happiness of the ment, might lead them back to the Rline. people and the dignity of the government! His garrisons in this quarter would also be Eumpe is at peace, its dangers obviated, relieved, and the war removed to a greater its raiseries terminated, its independence distance from his capital.---The allied geneachieved! What a wonderful revolution! rals appear at once to have penetrated into A revolution too in which humanity has every Bonaparte's design; and, with a boldness: thing to rejoice at, nuting to lament! and decision worthy of their cause, they A revolution tarnished by to act et crurtig op adopted a resolution which not only frusretenge; the actors in which have seemed trated that design, but is a week: put a; only anxious to become the winisters of bappy period to the contest. They resolved, God for good to the attiliciod nations of the to leave Bonaparte behind them; and
having united the armies of Swartzenberg blessing and deliverance. A declaration and Blucher, aipouiting Together to more was immediately issued by the allied sove. than 200,000 men, to march direct i Paris. ' reigns, expressing iheir fixed determination A corps of 10,000 cavalry and forty pieces of no more to treat with Bonaparte or any of his cannon was left to watch Bonaparte's move- family; to respect the integrity of aucient nients, and to barass bis march. The advanc- France, as it existed under her legitimate ing arıny encountered, near Vitry,on the 25th, kings; and to recognize and guarantee the the corps of Marmunt and Mortier, which constitution which france should adopt. were hastening from Paris to join Bonaparte, The Senate having been called together on and drove them back with loss. On the the following day, a Provisional Guteru. sanie day an immunise, convoy of provisions ment was immediately nominated by them, and ammunition, escoiled by 5,000 men, consisting of five members, at the head of was niet near Fere Champenoise; and, alter which Talleyrand was placed; and resolu. 4 gallant resistance, the whole tell into the tions were adopted declaring that the Dy. hands of the allies. From this place the nasty of Bonaparte was at an end, that the allies continued to advance rapidly on Paris, French Nation was delivered from its allewhich they reached on the 29th; the re giance to him, and that the soldiers were treating corps upposing an occasional, though absolved from their oallis. To the Provi. ineffectual, resistance, to their progress. sional Government was delegated the task The position they occupied extended from of preparing the plan of a constitution. On Alontmartre, on the right, to the wood of the 6th instant, the plan ihey had prepared Vincennes, up the left. Prince Swartzen. was presented to the Senate, and it appears berg addressed a proclamatior: 10 lie inha to have been unanimously adopted. We bitants of Paris, calling upon them to imitare were rather startled at the sight of this conthe conduct of Bourdeaux, and to accelerale stitution, the work of four days, and began the peace of the world, by concurring with to tremble lest the bappiness of France was the allies in establishing a salutary authority once more to be made the sport of some in France; but the flag was refused admila' new and rash experiment in political science. tance. On the 30th, the troops composing We found, however, a solution of the phethe garrison of Paris, with the corps of nomenon of the unprecedented haste wille Morier and Marmont which had joined wbich so great and momentous a work had. them, posied themselves in a strong situation been achieved, as well as some abatement of on the heights of Belleville. These heights, our alarnis, in the near resemblauce whicla as well as the whole line of the enemy's the plan bears to the British Constitution. entrenchments, were successively attacked The following is a brief outline of it.--The and carried by the allied forces, but not Governinent is to be a liereditary monarchy. without a sanguinary conflict. At the mo. The French people call freely to the throne of ment of victory, a flag of truce arrived from France Louis Stanislaus Xavier, brulher of Paris, proposing to accept the offer pre- the last king, and the other members of the viously made but which had been refused House of Bourbon in their order. The ex. admittance. This proposal was acceded to; ecutive power belongs to the king. The and, ou the inorning of the 31st, the allies king, a hereditary senate pamed by the entered Paris. They entered it, however, riot king, and a legislative body elected by the as conquerors but às deliverers. The Emperor people, concur in the making of laws; the Alexander and the King of Prussia were re- king's sanction being necessary to the coruceived by all ranks of the population with the pletion of a law. Plans of laws may origiloudest and most cheering acclamations. The nate in either house ; and the king may general cry was " Vive l'Empereur Alex. propose to botli, subjects of consideration; amire!" 4 Vire notre Liberateur !” “ l'ive but laws relating to contributions can only le Roi de Prusse !" mingled with a consi- be proposed in the legislative body. Menderable and increasing cry of “ Vise Louis bers of hotli houses are free froin arress XVIIT!" “ Vivent les Bourbons !" The without a previous authority froin the house irational guard in their uniform, and armed, to which he belongs, but the trial of meincleared the avenues for the troops passing bers of either house belongs to be senate. through, in all the pomp of military parade, The princes of the blood are of right memthe very day after iney bad been so severely hers of the senate; and the iniuisters of engaged; while the people, ananimous in state may be members of either house. The their cry for peace and for a change of legislative budy must be re-elected at the ed dynasty, enjoyed the spectacle of the entry of five years; it assembles each year, of riglil, jalo their capital of an invading army as a on the 1st of October; but the king way