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the facts continually transpiring, as to the not prepared to say; but as 'nothing but the deplorable effects and practical inefficiency what is kind and liberal towards our of the system of collecting hitherto pur- country friends is intended, of course sued, strongly confirm the views and some means will, iu due time, be adopted patel feelings which led to its institution, to make them acquainted with those in: And, as the Committee have learned that dividuals who, by declining to co-operate tiden many contributors in London and its with the fund, are to be considered as ning som vicinity, who have not yet handed in their open to personal application. I cappot, his school names as subscribers to the fund, have however, but indulge the expectation, trods expressed their cordial approbation of its that the plan we have adopted will do na to: principle, and declined giving to cases on commend itself to the judgment and feel. iliat ground; they have been encouraged, ings of all, as to obtain general concor• at the late Quarterly Meeting, to vote a rence; and if this expectation be fulfilled, care le sum considerably beyond the fourth part and the cause of God at home be relieved break la of their income, in the confident expecta- from a grievance which has long oppressed tion that a large addition will be made to it, it will not be among the least of the their subscription list.

benefits resulting from the union of indi. Among other proofs of liberality to- viduals in societies, for the advancement wards the Society, I would beg to men of the Redeemer's kingdom. tion, that one respected friend, whose great

I am, Sir, yours, &c. J. H. age renders itimprobable that he will long remain an annual subscriber to any of our institutions, has, on this ground, pre- Brilish and Foreign School Society. sented the Building Fund with fifty

THE Twentieth Anniversary of this pounds, directing, that purchase may be excellent Institution was held on Monday, made of that sum in the 3 per cent. con- May 9, at Freemasons'-hall, Great Queen, sols; the proceeds of which are to be street.' The Earl of Tankerville, Lord applied, for ever, to the uses of the in. Clifton, Lord John Russell, M.P.

, Wm. stitution. Thus a commencement has been made, M.P., T. S. Rice, Esq. M.P., M. Orlando,

Evans, Esq. M. P., Daniel Sykes, Esq. even sooner than the Committee antici: pated, in the formation of a permanent Chiefs, and a very numerous and bighly

one of the Greek Deputies, the Canadian fund for this highly important object-an respectable assemblage of ladies and genadvantage, altogether peculiar to the plan tlemen, were present. recently adopted. Nor can they doxbt

Daniel Sykes, Esq. M. P., (in the ab. that the example which has been thus

sence of His Royal Highness the Duke of liberally set, will be as liberally followed. Susses, who was prevented by unexpect

Thus the advantages of the present ed engagements) having taken the chair, plan begin to appear. Four churches have been materially, assisted without rary Secretaries, read the Report, which

the Rev. J. M. Cramp, one of the Honosustaining the painful inconvenience of contained some very gratifying statetheir minister's absence. The feelings

ments relative to the progress of educa. and the health of those ministers have tion, both at home and abroad. In the been spared the mortification and the Central Schools, Borough-road, 23,287 toil of begging. A long list of contri- children have received instruction. There butors have been freed from interruption are sixty schools in the metropolis, conin the hours of business, by the impor- taining about 10,000 scholars. During tunity of the applicants; and such a sav. ing of expense has been effected, that, on have learned the system, with a view to

the past year, upwards of forty persons the most moderate computation, the sum of £350 now distributed, is fully equal in A stereotype edition of the Scripture Less

employment as masters and mistresses. point of efficiency to £450 collected on

sops is in the press, and a new edition of ihe former plan.*

the Manual will be shortly undertaken. Whether it may be deemed advisable The debt of the Society is now reduced to to publish the names of our subscribers about £2000. before the expiration of the year, I am

By the exertions of the “ Society for • The Committee are unwilling to men- Ireland," nearly 1500 Schools have been

promoting the Education of the Poor of tion the facts which they are in possession assisted, in which more than 100,000 of, bearing on this point. A specimen children are receiving scriptural educa. may suffice. One case is known, for tion. The sum of £22,000 was voted for which £142 was collected at an expense this object in the last session of Parlia. of £51; apother was five months in Lon.

ment. don, more than £10 was procured; bat,

Education is cheeringly on the advance as might be expected, a mere trifle re

in foreiga countries. I a Sweden, Denmained applicable to the liquidation of mark, and Portugal, the Britiska system the debt!

bat b He has been established under royal patron. ton, Central School, Borough-road; or

age, and is supported by the public funds. any of the Committee. Norte da li prospers in the Russian empire, and He iB!, »t has even reached the frigid clime of Sibe. ted ret tona ria, in the capital of which country more At a Meeting of the General Body of integs * than 1000 children are educated. Not the Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the be cez withstanding some discouragements, the Three Denominations, resident in and atin !z cause is still opheld in France. There about London and Westminster, bolden

are four Schools in the Papal territories, at the Library in Redcross-street, on the dient and thirty in Tuscany.

third day of May, 1825, drac A separate fund has been opened for opii s education in Greece. The Third Part of The Rev. J. P. Smith, D.D. in the Chair; 24 the Scripture Lessons is printed in the It was resolved, with one Dissentient, borele * Modern Greek language, and Elementary That, as a body, we wholly disclaim is langues Lessons are in preparation. Seven Greek every sentiment of religious intolerance the W lads, brought to this country by Captain towards our fellow-subjects of the Ro. be senti Blaquiere, are now in the Society's house, man Catholic persuasion; and express

our earnest hope that the Legislature the ads together with two young men of the same

nation, who are under training for mas. will, at length, deem it proper to take ters. They were all present at the Meet- measures for the relief of all classes of ing, attired in their national costume, His Majesty's subjects, who may lie unand excited much interest. Nicolas Ca- der penalties and disabilities, for con

curatto, one of the young men, shortly science'-sake. J. Pre SMITH, Chairman. persen s' addrassed the company, expressing his sellise that gratitude for the kindness of the Society

Late Rev. James Dore. 2. Gre in patronizing and supporting him. From Malia and the lonian Islands,

The insertion of an engraved likeness MP from the Cape of Good Hope, from fey: of the late Mr. Dore, in the Magazine for mies, fou, Sumatra, and the Missionary stations the last month, compels his widow to re

in British India, pleasing accounts have mind the Editors, that it has not only en los been received. The Schools in Britisha been done without permission, but con:

India, supported by the several Mission; trary to the express request of the late ary socielies, contain upwards of 40,000 Mr. Dore himself, communicated to them children,

in Nov. 1829. The plate had been preAmerica presents a most gratifying pared during his life, and the engraving spectacle to every lover of knowledge was on the point of appearing, when he, and freedom. In the British Colonies of being apprized of it through the friendly Nova Scotia and Canada much good bas interference of Mr. Cox, with great anxbeen effected by the Schools. Bible Edu- iety and exertion, had it suppressed; cation flourishes in the United States, distinctly stating his reasons, that it was and is generally supported at the public a subject not of feeling, but of deep prin. expense. The Free-school Society of ciple. From what passed in consequence New York has instructed, within the last of these communications, he was led to eighteen years, more than 20,000 chil. trust to the honour of the Editors, that dren, and only one has been traced to a the plate would be cancelled for ever. Criminal Court! The South American

Its appearance, therefore, immediate States have set a noble example to the

on his death, and previous to the interrest of the world: instruction forms a ment, was a shock so much the more part of their national system, and the ex- painful to his widow, as it was completely penses are defrayed by Legislative pro- unexpected, and calls for this decided vision, The Report gave much satisfaction to protest against the action, as a breach of

every principle and feeling which binds the Meeting. Excellent speeches were

man to man in Christian confidence. Had delivered in support of the Resolutions the Editors regretted the loss of the plate, particularly by Lord John Russell, Wm. Mrs. Dore would cheerfully have paid Evans, Esq., T. S. Rice, Esq., Rev. G. any requisition, rather than a request, so Clayton, Rev. S. Dwight, Daniel O'Con- plainly expressed, should be so openly nell, Esq. &c.

violated. Donations and Subscriptions on behalf

Editors' Reply. of this Institution, (the annual income of which is less than £900,) will be most We are compelled, reluctantly, to give thankfully received by “. Allen, Esq. the following statement of facts, relating Treasurer, Plough-court, Lombard-street; to the portrait of the late Rev. James Rev. J. M. Cramp, Chapel-place, Long. Dore, given in our number for April. lane, Southwark; James Millar, Esq. The medallion from which the engrav. Huseum-street, Bloomsbury; Mr. Prick. ing was taken, was lent us for that pur

was

pose, by one of the deacons of the church List of the Annual Meetings of the in Maze-pond, at the close of the year 1823.

Baptist Denomination, 1895.* It was intended to publish it in the number for January, 1824, but a feeling TUESDAY, JUNE 21. EVENING, 6.of delicacy towards Mr. D. led the Edi Annual Meeting of the Baptist Home tors to desire two of their brethren to ask Missionary Society, at the City of Lonwbether he would feel any objection to don Tavern, Bishopsgate-street. the measure. On finding he wished it WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22. MORNING, 8. not to appear, it was instantly laid aside. After his death, a short account of Mr.

-General (Union) Meeting of the MiDore was sent for insertion, accompanied

nisters and Messengers of the Baptist by an intimation that nothing else would

Churches in Town and Country, at be sent concerning him. The portrait was

Dr. Rippon's Meeting-house, Carterpublished out of respect to his memory,

lane, Tooley.street. and for the promotion of the benevolent THURSDAY, JUNE 23. EVENING 61, object to which the work is devoted. -Annual Sermon for the Stepney Aca

When Mrs. Dore's "protest” was re demical Institution, at the Rev. Mr. ceived, two of the Editors waited on Mrs. Hoppus's Meeting-house, Carter-lane, D. for the purpose of explanation; it Doctors' Commons, by the Rev. J. H.

unfortunate for them, that she Hinton, of Reading. could not be seen. A written state- FRIDAY, JUNE 24. MORNING, 6.ment which they left for her perusal, was,

Annual Meeting of the Baptist Irish a few days after, returned, with a request

Society, at the City of London Tavern, that her“ protest” might be published

Bishopsgate-street, J. Butterworth, without any alteration.

Esq. M.P. in the Chair. It remains only necessary for the Edi. tors to say, that no intimation was communicated to them respecting “ the cancelling of the plate;" no pledge was

On Abstinence from Sugar. asked from them, nor given by them, What sighs are these ?-What dreadful groans 1

hear! either express or implied, that it should

The effects of grief ;--the language of despair.not, at any time, be published. The Edi. They're Negro Slaves in bondage-in distress ; tors could not have anticipated that the Gali'd by their yoke, who thus their griefs express interment would have been deferred for Their groans excite compassion in my heart,

early a fortnight; and finally, they must of their sad sorrows I would bear a part; express their regret, that what was done But what's the pits of an unknown friend, from a principle of respect, should have my anxious soul some real Help would lend. been considered as an occasion of offence. Why are they wretched slaves ?-I blush to hear,

They toil all day, oppress'd with grief and fear, London, May 3, 1825.

To please my taste! - For this they wear the chain

Endure the scourge--and die with tort'ring pain. RECENT DEATHS.

Shall sugar, dipt in tears, and soak'd in blood, It becomes our very painful duty to Humanity forbids—and so does Ile

Be relish'd by me as a real good! announce the almost sudden removal of Who of one blood made Negro Slaves and me. our highly esteemed and valuable friend, Thou bitter-sweet, produc'd by sighs, and tears, Chapman Barber, Esq. of Chancery-lane. And agonics, and groaps, and threats, and fears: This affecting providence occurred on the Thou price of human blood!—Tüll Afrie's sons be morning of the 17th ult.

Or other hands employd-1 take leave of We have just been informed, that Dr. thee. Ryland departed this life on Wednesday morning, May 25, 1825.

* See also Missionary Herald, p. 269.

free,

iny

2. T.

Calendar for June. 2. Sun (as to longitade) between the 16. Moon passes Mars II. moro.

Earth and Saturn, V. 15 morn. 16. New Moon 0. 22 aft. Part of the 8. Ceres south VI. 42 aft. Altitude Earth (but not London) will pass 51° 20'.

through the Moon's shadow, 12. Herschel south II. 3 morn. Alti. 19. Moon passes Jupiter XI. 30 ast. tude 15° 55'.

23. Mercury passes Saturn V. ast. 13. Moon passes Venus VII. 45 aft. 31. Full Moon X. 4 morn. Too far north 14. Moon passes Mercury III. 15 aft. to pass through the Earth's shadow. 15. Moon passes Saturn II. 30 aft.

ERRATUM-In our last Number, page 208, for multus sead mullis.

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azercia The Eleventh Anniversary of the Bap- rection of a Body in this country got o ani len tist Irish Society will be held, Providence “ They are under the direction of a SoPeluang dagapermitting, at the City of London Tavern, ciety, I understand, in London."

on Friday, June 24, 1825. The Chair “Do you know the nature of the esta. will be taken by Joseph Butterworth, Esq. blishments; were they endowed with

M.P. at seven o'clock; when the doors funds or salaries for the masters ?" “They in at me le of the Tavern will be thrown open. Break. paid the masters in the beginning very

fast will be provided at six, for those per. liberally, thirty or forty pounds a-year; sons who may be desirous of securing they afterwards reduced these salaries to seats in the large room.

the masters in consequence of their funds It is discouraging to find, that after the failing, and latterly they have given so Utos' Society has for so many years steadily little, that some schools were obliged to the plants pursued its course, by endeavouring to be given up." i Lou teach the rising generation in Ireland to " When you describe the principle of de bus read the scriptures, without having intro. the establishment to be proselyting, do

duced any catechetical instructions; that you mean that they endeavoured to con. it should be represented as if their de- vert to the Protestant religion, or to the

signs were proselytism. The evidence particular profession of Anabaptism ?" met dere given by Mr. O'Driscoll, one of the King's “ Their object is to convert to Protestant.

Counsellors in Dublin, before the “Select ism generally, as I understand."

Committee appointed to enquire into the “In fact to convert from Catholicism 7** myndige State of Ireland,” affords proof of the in- “ Yes.” at-a istina fuence of prejudice on an enlightened and DIFT cultivated mind. As this evidence was Emai printed in a Limerick newspaper, The To the Editor of the Irish Observer.

Irish Observer,” the Secretaries consi-
dered it necessary to send a letter to the SIR,-Your paper of April 16, 1825,
Elitor, for the purpose of counteracting contains observations respecting the Bap
the probable injurious influence of such tist Irish Society, of which we are the
misrepresentations; and now present both gratuitous Secretaries, which seem to de.
for the information of the members of the mand from us some explanation.
Society, in vindication of their agents,

In the “ Extracts from the Minutes of from a statement which involves the Evidence taken before the Select Commit. charge of their having violated the print. tee on the State of Ireland,” Mr. O'Dris. ed regulations of the Institution.

coll answers several questions respecting Mr. O'Driscoll was asked by the Com. the Baptist Society, as if he was well missioners : “ Are there not some of the acquainted with its history and opera.. Societies that profess proselytism? Does tions; when it is evident he cannot have not the Baptist Society?" “ The Baptist read its Annual Reports, nor taken any Society practise and profess it generally." means to obtain information respecting it.

" Has not a great deal of the opposi. He states, that our schools “ have tion of the priests been uccasioned by been pretty generally established throughthose efforts to make proselytes?” “ An out the county of Cork;" so far from this, apprehension that such efforts would be we have never had more than six schools made, is, I believe, the cause of the op- at any one time in that county, position of the clergy.”

He further states, “they paid the mas. “Can you inform the Committee of any ters in the beginning very liberally, thirty places in which the Baptist schools have or forty pounds a-year, they afterwards been established ?" "They have been reduced these salaries to the masters in pretty generally established throughout consequence of their funds failing, and the county of Cork; but a great many of latterly they have given so little, that them, to my knowledge, have failed, and some schools were obliged to be given others that I have heard of."

up." The salaries to the masters in the Are they conducted by any Commit. county of Cork have been from the first tee or Body in Ireland, or under the di sixteen pounds a-year; no school has been

given up on account of a reduction of sa- the absolution of the priest. Surely those lary, or from a failure in the funds.* Christians who owe all their scriptural

Mr. O'Driscoll states, that the Society knowledge, and all their liberties to the “ practises and professes proselytism ge- Reformation from Popery, will never be nerally;" and that “ an apprehension on negligent in using that liberty to impart the part of the priests that such efforts the knowledge of salvation, to enlighten would be made, has been the cause of those who sit in darkness, and the shatheir opposition to the schools.” He af. dow of death, and to turn their feet into terwards explains his meaning to be, that the way of peace. Never may this, nor it is not to make converts to their peculiar any similar Society, relax in its efforts to principles as Baptists, but “ to convert make known the light of the glorious from Catholicism to Protestantism gene gospel of Christ in Ireland, till all its inrally."

habitants are emancipated from that most We cannot better reply to these state- degrading and dangerous of all slarer;ments than by copying part of the last the bondage of the mind." Annual Report, which relates to similar We do not attribute the replies of Mr. charges. Referring to opposition from a O'Driscoll to a spirit of hostility, while few Roman Catholic priests in the county we lament he should have made state. of Clare, it is said, “ The Committee ments which are likely to excite prejuwould not have mentioned these painful dices, both in Ireland and in England, proofs of the hostility made to the holy against the Society. We wish the learn. scriptures by persons calling themselves ed gentleman had recollected a letter, ministers of the Christian religion, bad it sent to him in November, 1820, by the not been necessary for the vindication of Rev. Mr. Keen, of Cork, at that time the men whose characters have been malig- Superintendent of the Society's Schools, nantly traduced, and to repel the charge written for the purpose of correcting some that the object of the Society was prose- mistakes which he had made respecting lytism, and not the good of the Irish pea- the Baptist Society, in a pamphlet on the gantry. If by proselytism be intended, “ Education of the Peasantry of Ireland." attempts to bring persons over to their Had not the Committee concluded, from own sect, they indignantly deny the alle- the answer of Mr. O'Driscoll to Mr. gation; for, without undervaluing their Keen's letter, that he was fully convincown distinguishing sentiments, their only ed he had misrepresented the Society, wish has been to make the Irish acquaint. they would then have published a reply ed with the doctrines of the scriptures, in to the erroneous statements of that pamorder that they may become genuine phlet. Christians. But, if employing suitable The increasing liberality evinced this means for making them Bible-Christians year, by gentlemen in Ireland contributing be called proselytism, they admit the ac- towards the funds of the Society, especusation to be just ;--and, if this be to be cially by persons in Connaught, where the vile, they hope the Society will become schools are chiefly situated, affords the yet more vile, and that still larger ac- best practical evidence, that the agents cessions will be made to the church of of the Society have not used any improper Christ in Ireland by the humble labours means for “converting the children in the of this Institution. They have not so schools to Protestantism:" if insisting, learned Christ as to think lightly of the however, that the New Testament be doctrines of the Reformation, nor of its used in the schools, and encouraging the political influence on the civil and reli. children to commit portions of it to megious liberties of their native country; mory, subject them to that charge, they and they most ardently pray that the So- consider that, as Protestants, they could ciety may never cease to propagate those not do less; and, as Protestant Dissentscriptural and evangelical sentiments, ers, they have no wish to do more. It is which were so successfally taught and their anxious desire to assist in raising defended by Crapmer, Latimer, Ridley, the moral and religious character of the and Knox; as laying the only solid foun- peasantry of Ireland, and for this purdation for a sinner's hope in the righte. pose to lay, as the basis, a scriptural edu. ousness and forgiving mercy of the Sa- cation: and, they have no doubt, should viour alone, and not in human merit, or the blessing of God follow the labours of

the Baptists, and other similar instituWhen the Society was first establish. tions, that, in a few years, a superstruced, the schoolmasters in Connaught re- ture of personal religion, domestic com. ceived twenty pounds per year for a short fort, and loyal obedience, will be raised time: they were then reduced to sixteen, upon it. and this, unless the school is small, is We shall feel obliged, Mr. Editor, if still the salary.

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