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fewer than five thousand Negroes VIIL WEST INDIES.
learn the catechism, and attend in The accounts from Mr. Elliot at rotation.". As a pleasing proof that Tobago, are by no means encou- these people prize the Gospel, they raging: he appears alnuost to de. have established among themselves spair of success.
au Auxiliary Missionary Society, Mr. Adam, who resides at Port composed of People of Colour and of of Spain; in Trinidad, regularly Slaves, whose names appear in last preaches to a considerable number year's list of contributors, and whose of persons of various colours, to se subscriptions amounted to 1891. veral of whom he has the satisfac. tion of believing that he has been The Society has made to the Mise" made useful; their growth in know.' sions of the United' Brethren 'a dow ledge and piety afford him much nation of 2001., to alleviate their pleasure, and great encouragement general distress, and to assist in the in his work. He takes pains also in support of their Missions. catechising the Negroes and their There are now in the Missionary children, some of whom make rapid Seminary at Gosport' fifteen stáprogress. Mr. Adam occasionally dents, of whom their totor, the Rev., visits some estates on the coast, Mr. Bogue, reports very favourably. where he meets with encourage For two years past, those of the ment.
students who could speak French, Mr Wray has removed from Deal have every Lord's-day visited the merary to Berbice, where he labours prisoners from France, either in the assiduously. Here, of course, he had prisons of Forton and Porchester, or every thing to begin, and various in the several prison-ships (fourteen obstacles to combat; but he has the in gumbier) in the vicinity of Ports." pleasure of seeing his labours pro. mouth, but chiefly in the latter :gressively useful. Both adults and among these men they have preachu? children learn to read, and to repeat' ed the Gospel faithfully and affec. the catechism; 'sone of the formeri tionately, and have distributed Bio: come for instruction at their break- bles and Testaments kindly provid. fast and dinner times.'
ed by the British and Foreigo Bible The affectionate regard which the Society; together with Doddridge's poor Negroes at Le Resouvenir, in Rise and Progress, Mr. Bogue's Es-1 Demerary, pay to the instructions of say on the New Testanient, French Mr. Wray was evinced by the most bymns, and tracts furnished by this: poignant grief on the occasion of bis Society; composed of both which'lit. departare. The Directors have sent tle libraries bave been formed, which out other Missionaries to instruct have - supplied a multitude of the them. A vast number of Negroes prisoners both with entertainment, repair to George Town, in the same and instruction. In one of the shipe colony, to hear Mr. Davies ; some particularly, which contains abouts from ebe distance of many miles: seven hundred men, & peculiar dest the chapel is crowded, and many gree of serious attention was paid, listen- ai the doors and windows: several of whom requested that the more than a thousand attend on the Lord's Supper mighi be administerer Sunday morning. Hundreds of ed to them: to some of these, after; them apply, Sabbath after Sabbatha strict examination, the ordinance to obtain catechisms; and those was administered; and the consiwho have learned the catechism deration of citizens of two nations themselves, are diligent in teaching then at wer with each other,
sining, it to others. When they meet together as brothers at the sable of person who dhe read, they will say, the Prince of Peace, excited feel
Masa, I beg you to teach me = ings of joy in every breast At: little." Mr. Davies says, Not: Borchester, uke word of Godstos CANIT. ODST. An
For were admission,
been preached to a multitude of very united to the
body, which had made attentive hearers. There is reason the whole number of schools under to believe that many of the prison. their patronage and superinten. ers have experienced a Divine dence, 381; that in those 151 new change by the power of the Holy schools,' 22,370 children received Spirit accompanying the word of their education, which, together with Trath. Two or three have expressed those who attended the old schools, a-desire to become missionaries; and formed an aggregate of 62,000 their applications are under careful throughout England, under the proconsideration.
tection of the National Society: Two ministers have paid repeate that by their aid, 36 new school ed visits to the prison ai Dartmoor, rooms had been erected in the course and have preached in French to a of the year, and 45 masters trained great number of the French prison in the central schools for the pure ers, and in English to the American pose of supplying these new estas, prisoners; many, especially of the blishments. It appeared also, ibat latter, attended with great serious- the Military Asylum at (helsea, the ness and affection, and there is rea- Naval Asylum at Greenwich, the son to believe that the seed sown, Royal Arsenal at Woolwích, and all, among both, will be productive of the Regimental Schools, though not happy fruits.
formally united to the National Soe Encouraged by the liberality of ciety, are in strict conformity with the public, the Directors have lately it, both in principle and practice, commenced new missions to Java and observe in every respect the and the Isle of France, and have same regulations. His grace reseveral more in contemplation 10 marked, that through the apremitSurat, Malacca, and other parts of ting exertions of the Rev. Mr. John the East, besides making a large, son, with the able assistance of Mrs. addition to the number of mission- Rogers, the central school at Bald. aries in South Africa. They have win's Gardens had arrived at so also admitted into the Seminary a high a pitch of perfection, as to give greater number of students than at the utmost satisfaction to the distin.. any former period, and are ready to guished characters who daily visited receive still more.
it in great numbers :, that her impe. rial highness the Grand Duchess of
Oldenburgh, in particular, had ex NATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY.
pressed herself highly gratified by
ibe accuracy with which the child The National Society for the Edu. ren answered the various questions cation of the Poor in the Prin.' put to them. In conclusion, his ciples of the Established Church grace observed, that he wished to held their anniversary meeting at be fully and distinctly understood, Sion College, on June 2. The Arch that the schools patronized by this bishops of Canterbury and York, Society were wbat they pretended many bishops, noblemen, and other to be National Schools, schools subscribers, attended. - After the open to the whole nation, to the Report of the proceedings of the children of Dissenters, as well as of been read, the Archbishop of Can-ble, without any reference to their terbury addressed the meeting, and sect or denomination. All that was congratulated them
1 upon the vast
required of the children was a con progress which the efforts of the formity to the rules of the school, National Society had made in every as nothing less than this could be part of England. It appeared by admitted without the production of the Report, that since their last an. much distraction and confusion. niyersary, 0151 schools had been' Sir Thomas Acland stated, that.
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he could bear the most ample testi- plicated concerns of the Society had
gious and moral education, in which
PIOUS CLERGYMEN. had undertaken the office of visitors, was persuaded that the meeting The sum distributed by this Society, would feel their best thanks to be in the year 1813, was 1705l. Then. dae to those ladies for the pains following extracts of leiters from which they had taken in ihe im. the objects of its bounty, will ena. provement of the children, not only ble our readers to form some estie, in reading and writing, but also in mate of the claims of this institutheir needle-work.
tion on their benevolence
The thanks of the meeting were indisposition, and reckoned clever in
$40 Relig, intelleSaciety for the Relief of poor pivas Clergymun. [Austi
money nor clothes fit for the journey three ; so that I have twenty miles
of which we make no profit, only it herself.”
We have ten ciful God sends us by the hands of children, of whom two boys are at benevolent friends, his happy in- Christ's hospital, three or four of struments in ministering to the ne- the elder girls are ready and anxi. cessity of bis servants, what labour ous for situations, but our almost L in the Gospel. Our debt is about efforts have failed bitherto: to get
32.: it was a great deal more, but we them suitable ones. There are ge. were enabled to pay part of it by nerally forty children in the Sunday: the benevolence of a friend. I live school, superintended by myself and in want of many necessary articles others. It gives me mach pleasure myself, and so does my dear wife to add, that these poor children and children, to avoid debt and make great progress ; most of them being troublesome to others, as much can read the Bible decenty, and as possible ; but it is out of our rehearse the Church Catechism very power, isils $7004191,10.2009 well every Sunday, together with
2. " I am now in the 56th year aq explanation thereupon. They of my age si my present curacy is a are thus brought under the means of Fery laborious one, having three instruction, and are taught to wore churches to serve every Sunday, and ship their Creator in the days of there is double duty at the one their youth.". during the summer half yearje two 4. 1 About three months ago I svas borbe churches are distant from attacked with a bilious fever y neskt
to that succeeded a violent pleurisy; which I desire 10+ retur my most
. The not quite 801. per annum. Of my
ticle of maintenance has been for
express the grateful feelings of my place him there'; but my situation
bank post bill; palde by for 9. My low circumstancès foiče