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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

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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
mony to the exertion of the Society imposed upon bim. Expressions of
in every part of England ; that its gratitude were also given to Drm
efforts were not confined to the me, Latham, jun. and Mr. Henry Earles
tropolis alone, but were extended to for the professional assistance they
the remotest corners of the king. had given to the children of the
dom; that wherever its influence central school,
was felt, its effects were visible, not It appeared from the Treasurer's
only among the children, but also report, that, in consequence of the
among the parents'; and that a new, numerous calls upon the funds of
moral atmosphere appeared to have the Society, for their aid in erecting
been created in every spot to which school-rooms, &c., a considerable dia
its exertions had been directed. He minution of tbeir capital stock had
concluded with moving the thanks taken place. The Committee, howny
of the nieeting to the General Come ever, trust, that the generosity of
mittee, for the unwearied zeal which the English Nation, will not suffert
they had shewn in forwarding the their exertions to be cramped in the
views and promoting the interests, diffusion of the blessings of a relies
of the Society

gious and moral education, in which
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the prosperity of the country is $0
after having spoken in the highest deeply involved.
terms of the advantages derived by
the female part of the school in
Baldwin's Gardens from the kind SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF POOR
and assiduous attention of ladies who

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
Lord Kenyon, in consideration of 1. " I shall not attempt, nor is it
the very great obligation which the possible for me, to set before you,
Society was under to the Archbi- but a small portion of our suffer
shop of Canterbury, wbo, amidst the ings, or of the degree of support
arduous duties of his exalted station, we received under them. It bath)
had bestowed the most unremitting, pleased God to deprive us suddenly
attention to the welfare of this insti- of our eldest son in the pride of
tution, proposed that the most cordial life, when he was within five days
and respectful thanks of this Society of twenty-three years old, and in
should be presented 10 his grace. full health, without any previousmi

The thanks of the meeting were indisposition, and reckoned clever in
also given to Joshua Watson, Esq. his profession as a surgeon. * !
the Treasurer, as a tribute of their wrote to me immediately upon the
gratitude, not only for his zealous melancholy occasion.. li bad suchef
and unwearied exertions in their in. an effect upon our nature, that, like $
terests, but for the great sacrifices, David and his men at their returna
both of time and money, which be to Zicklag, we wept till we couldıq
had made to their welfare.--A vote weep, no more, and, through mercy,
of thanks was passed to the Rev, found a degree of relief from our hu
Mr. Walmsley, the Secretary, who grief and sorrow, where he did. in 11
had gratuitously undertaken, and the Lord our God. I would bave
most faithfully executed, the labo- gone and seen his poor body depo-
rious duties which the past and com. sited in the grave; (for be was not

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$40 Relig, intelleSaciety for the Relief of poor pivas Clergymun. [Austi
buried for a week), but I bad neither each other seven miles, the other

money nor clothes fit for the journey three ; so that I have twenty miles
Our daughter begged of us to take of very bad road to travelerery
the children, and the servants to Sunday, for which I receive 404 *
Jook after them, which we bave year in money, and I have the par
done; and here they are, and likely sonage-house and garden, and about
to be, we do not know how long. ten acres of pasture and meadom.
The oldest of the four is not six; Jand, valued isl. a year, which, to
they are fine healthy children. gether with the surplice fees, make
This has made a considerable addi- 64l. a year; and my own small it-
tion to our family unavoidably: we dependence amounts to 70k a year,
cannot see them want; they are our making together 194l. per annum;
own flesh and blood. I might en- and I am obliged to keep a borse,
large, but I desist. I am still cu- apd my taxes are 24.
rate of the same churches of - ** My wife was put to bed of her
where my blessed Master suffers twelfth child on the 25th day of No-
not even me, who am the most un- vember last, and has been so very
worthy of all his servants, to labour ilt ever since that she has not been
in vain. The place is reformed able to assist herself at any time
throughout, and many have set yet. My wife's long confinement,
up family-prayer already in their and ber not being able to superit-
houses: and it is become, of one of send the family as usual, together
the worst, one of the most religious with doctors and others to attend
places in this part of the country, her, has greatly distressed me at
which is a great comfort to us in present; but, through the tender
the midst of all our trials. My sa- mercy of a good God, there is now
lary is the same as usual: it clears some hopes of her recovery, she
about 301. & year: we rent a little is a little better for some days past,
land worib 24.. a year, on rack rent, and begins to walk about the room

of which we make no profit, only it herself.”
is necessary in a country situation ; 3. “The total stated income Ire
and the house and garden we live ceive from the church is 65l. per
in. This is all we have that we can annum; 201. of wbich is at the op-
call our own to support ourselves tion of a gentlemen, wba has an
and family, besides what our mer. estate in

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

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to that succeeded a violent pleurisy; which I desire 10+ retur my most
and, wo add to the above affliction, i grateful 'acknowledgments and
bursted one of the tendons over my thanks." My wife continues still in
right kidney, and was for a long the same weak 'state : she has had
time unable to move out of my bed, relapse of her disorder since I wrote
or to attend and edify the souls to you before : and; as my daughter
committed to my charge. My poor was returning from being with the
wife is lately put to bed of the ninth doctor for her mother, last Friday
child : 'seden out of the above 'num- evening, the mare, which I had för
ber are now living, supported and riding to serve the churches fell'
maintained by me.' Owing to the under her, and died in a few hours.
debility and frail nature of her con- Thus the good Lord is pleased to
stitution, I was obliged to have a aflict me at present." ;
man-midwife to put her to bed, wbo:7." I was indeed very hard pressed.
was obliged to attend her for a t have bad thirteen children. My
whole month, and the little infant, whole income (deducting taxes) is
which is continually unwell

. The not quite 801. per annum. Of my
rest of my little family have bad children, five are with me, and sis
violent ulcerated sore-throats, which are not. This charitable donation
are very prevalent in this country. relieves me from many a burden;
In consequence of my small income, and though some must still remain,
the increase of my family, the ex. I pray God to cast down every
orbitant price of provisions, with desire and imagination of my hean,
other disastrous events, and between incompatible with the means which
the doctor's and other bills, I am his wisdom (and I am sure I may
much in debt; and have no way to truly add his mercy) bath appointed
extricate myself in my present si- me.
tuation, without the aid and kind 8. "Sir, you must conceive, that
compassion of those benevolent many hard struggles, many severe
Christians, who will one day be enconnters, in worldly affairs

, must
amply repaid for feeding the hun have befallen' the father of eletén
gry and clothing the naked. My children, with thescantysalaryofonly
salary is the same as usual, 36 gui. 631. per annum, and considering the
Deas, being from two smalt perpe- unprecedented high price every are
tual curacies."

ticle of maintenance has been for
4. 5. "This morning I received your's years past. I have a son, whom I
* safe, with a bank post bill of should like to put into Christ's hos-
inclosed. Were I to attempt to pital, if I could have interest to

express the grateful feelings of my place him there'; but my situation
s dear wife and myself on the bappy is in a retired country, secluded
occasion, language would fail. In from the great and affluent, who are
deed, we both, and our séu dear able to serve a person in the supe-
little ones, feel the return of com- "rior lines of life. Being myself in
fort and happiness, through your the decline of life, it is natural to
goodness, and the worthy Society to look for a small independent compea
which you belong. I hope I sin tency at this period, when the cos-
cerely say for this, * Bless the Lord, -stitution faulters, and the frame gets
O my soul, and all that is within languid: but all this I leave to the
me bless his holy name. He Disposer of temporal affairs, who
that caters for the sparrow," and best knows wibat war, and wbat will
feeds the young ravens that call not, prove blessings to us. With
upon him," has also provided for grateful thanks for the favour?'be-
me, his unworthy servants ? slowed, 'I wish the Christian
6." I received your letter, dated your Society is engaged in, may

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sahe 5th of this inst., containing a prosper and flourish."

bank post bill; palde by for 9. My low circumstancès foiče

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