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Testament, 3000 cnples commenced. -6th, they never see a minister. There are but The Catholic French Bible resolved on, and three clergyraen of the Church of England measures taken for printing it. -1, The in the island. To the southward of Si. Sclavonian Bible, with standing types. This John's, there is not a Protestant minister of I proposed at our last meeting; my plan was any denominatim. Many of the natives are immediately adopted ; our worthy president far advanced in years without ever having was requested to make the necessary ar- been admitted within ibe pale of the Christangements with the holy synod. He ob- tian church by baptism. The Bible is 10 tained tbe metropolitaur's consent, and things them a sealed book. The church-going bell are now in a train. This is of nore reul never sunmons them to the house of prayer. value than all the rest, and will prepare the The joyful sound of the Gospel never salated tray for something still farther. All these their ears. They have repeatedly expressed are executing here, and the entire direction an anxious wish to have clergyokn among of them is committed to me.-8th, The Dor. them; but they know not how, or 10 whom patian Esthonian New Testament.--9th, The to apply. In their name, and on their beRevalian Esthonian Testament.-- 10th, The hall, I call on the clergy of the Church of Lettonian Testament-AH commencing un- England, and conjure come of them to come der the direction of the committees in Dor- over and help us. The passage is short; the pat, Reval, and Rige. If to these you add climate, though cold, is healthy. The harthe Icelandic, Swedish, and Lapponian, you vest is great, the labourers are very few. will find the Scriptures are printing in thir- The pleasure arising from a consciousness of teen different languages. This must be en- extensive usefulness, the satisfaction expericouraging to our friends, and excite thema enced in preaching the Gospel to those who to thank God for his great mercies, in coun- have never heard the word of God, will tenancing their endeavours to spread the compensate for the sacrifices they shall have knowledge of God's word throughout the made, and the privations they must submit 10. world."
“ Two old established missions, Ferrylaud
and Placeutia, are vacant. Al the latter is a NEWFOUNDLAND.
beautiful church, in which Divine service bas We have been favoured with a communi not been performed for many years. The cation from this colony, which represents, in salary is 1501. per annum, besides fecs and feeling terms, its destitute state as to spiri- voluntary contısbutions. As the planters are tual instruction. The writer laments, that growing very rich, it is to be hoped ibey while British benevolence is so laudably ex- would cheerfully devote a portion of their erting itself in every direction for ille pró- wealtb lo the support of a regular ministry. pagation of Christianity, Newfoundland However, as no great dependance can be sbould seem to be overlooked in its excurs placed on so precarious and fluctuating a sive range. Our situation, he observes, “is provision, Government will no doubt augbot generally known at home. The good ment the salaries. All the necessaries of people of England are better acquainted with life are excessively dear here, mure so than the state of religion in the islands of the Pa- in any other part of British Morina America. cife Ocean, than in Newfoundland. I have There are ten or twelve Roman Catholic spared to pains to obtain correct informa- priests in the island, with a bishop and vicar tion on the subject, and I can pronounce it apostolic at their head, who, with a zead to be truly deplorable. The means of grace wurlliy of emulation, visit every cove and we not enjoyed by more than one third part creek, and every inhabited spot, and make of the Protestant inhabitants of this couis. a great many converts. There should be at try. The population is computed al one least iwo itinerant or auxiliary clergynten hundred thousand souls, increasing rapidly appointed to risit settlements, that are reand is scattered along a singous and extensive more from the establisbed missions, and whiw coast, literally as sheep without a shepherd. should winter alternately in the most popuThe most populous of the oat-harbours are Jous parts. I have seen childreu bronght the priteipally and some erclusively Prutestant. distance of sixty miles 10 St. John's, to be The name, however, avails little as long as christined". Now they begin to consider
• By births and an annual, influx of • When the late worthy missionary of St. youngsters, as they are called from the me John's made a ministerial excursion to some ther country, the population of St. John's of the out-ports, he baptiged, in a few weeks, is trebled in fourteen years.
375. şi a place called Larvelin, big bapa Corust. Onseat. No. 146.
thenaselves in those distant parts as aban- dred copies have been sent to Fo_Keen and doned by their own clergy, and apply to in other directions. Some Roman Catholic the Rowish priests for baptism. Thus a priests have received them with pleasure. great many families are going over to the , Some of bis domestics have acquired a good Church of Rome; not from choice, but ne- degree of knowledge from his instructions”; cessity. They allege, iliat it is beller to be and among others, his labours have not of any religion, than of none. May the been without fruit. A person named KoLord dispose the liearts of some pious mi
seen-sang, the grandson of a Mandarin, nisters to cross the Atlantic, to be Evange. among others, perceives the absurdity of lists in Newfoundland! They must possess idol-worship.
he has now no a truly missionary spirit. They should be images in his house, and worships only the ready at all times to preach the Gospel when Creator. He approves of many doctrines and wlierever they can assenubie a congrega- of the Gospel, and is desirous of further intion of fishermen. They will have to preach struction, and of being baptized. This perto that description of people, anong wlom son has sent two letters, beautifolly written, our Lord commenced his inivisiry. I have to the Treasurer and Secretary of the Soseen them leaving their occupations in the
ciety. They are transcripts of each other, busiest season, and at the sliortest notice, to
and are as follows: attend Divine service; when a minister came “ Mr. Morrison, who has been at Canton to visit them, they joined in the service with
for several years, is with me, your younger much apparent devotion, and departed with brother, on terms of friendship. I have to evident signs of pleasure and gratitude in thank him for much love, in constantly distheir looks.
coursing on the good-will of God, and ex“Whoever feels an inclination to undertake plaining the true doctrines of Yaysoo (Jesus) a mission to this colony, should be prepared to us, that we may lear, and prostrate, conto meet, not with persecution, but with dis- sider the compassion of llie Creator of Wie cuuragement and difficulties: lis zeal must
universe to me, under the canopy of hesbe ardent, his heart must be actuated by the
ven, in sending Jesus into the world to atone * love of Christ, and by compassion for the for the sins of men. But we have biberto souls which might otherwise perish; and he been ignorant, have not understood how to must act with a single eye to the glory of
serve God, and are the more afraid, that we God, and the reward reserved for those wlio
have sinned against him. Now we pray to turn many to righteousness.”
God to forgive us our sins, and grant that in
the world to come we may obtain his faCHINA. BIr. Morrison, a Missionary of the Lon- " I have heard that you, my venerable eldou Missionary Society, who has resided for der brother, in your honoured country, with 'some time at Canton in China, perseveres devotedness of heart, serye God and believe with success in the work of translating the in Jesus ; that you depend on Jesus, and Scriptures into the language of the millions wish that the middle empire (China) togeof that country; and it would appear that ther with all men under the whole heavens, he liad' heen instrumental in converting some may hear the name of Jesus. . Although I individuals. The Gospels have been printed have not seen the light of your countenance, some time. The Epistles to the Romans, my heart looks to you with affection, and Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philip therefore present this inch of bark” (a phrase pians, Thessalonians, Timothy, and Titus; for " a few lines,” ancient books having Those of St. Peter and St. James, and a cor- been written on bark,)“ to pay my respects, tected edition of the Acts, were in the press and request that you will take the doctrines 9 February last. Mr. Morrison has also of God and of Jesus, explain them more and printed a Catechism containing the funda- more in their rise and progress from beginmental principles of Christianity. He dis- ning to end; and by the ships of next scatributes'tlie Scriptures througli booksellers, son favour me with a reply, and with your who sell thein at å low price. Several hun- admonitions. I shall be more thankful than
words can express." rized 75; one third of whom were adults, and
DISTRESS IN GERMANY. many of them very old. He was the first dergy marahe majority of them ever saw, About eight years ago the calamities, and the only one who had ever been in the occasioned by the wat in different provinces place.
of Germany, gave rise to a subscription and
the formation of a committee in Londoni, for aid, laid before them a variety of inforto relieve the distresses on the Continent. mation, &c. recently received from the
By the generosity of the British public, Continent, from which we sball now make a and with the aid of several respectable fo- few extracts. reigners, resident in this country, the sum A memorial, addressed by the City of of nearly 50,000l. was remitted to the Con- Leipsic to the independent and benevolent tinent; which rescned multitudes of indivi. British Nation, in behalf of the inhabitants: duals and fanities from the extrenity of dise of the adjacent villages and hamlets, whu tress, and the very brink of ruin.
have been reduced to extreme distress by The committee received, both from Ger- the military operations in October, 1813, Hany and Sweden, the most satisfactory states as follows: documents, testifying that the various sums " Our resources are exhausted, and we which had been transmitted, had been re- have yet here a prodigious number of sick ceived and conscientiously distribated: but and wounded; upwards of 50,000 in more at no period since the existence of this com- than 40 military hospitals, with our own mitee, has the mass of every kind of mi- pour, to be provided for." srry been so great; never has the cry of the “ We have before our eyes many thoudistressed Germans for help been so urgent, sands of the inhabitants of the adjacent vil. their appeal to British benevolence so presso lages and hamlets, landed proprietors, faring, as in the present moment. Who could mers, ecclesiastics, schoolmasters, artizans of Tradi the reports of the dreadful conflicts every description, who, some weeks since, which liave taken place in Germany, during were in circumstances more or less easy, the last ereniful year; of the many sangui- and at least knew no want; but now, withnary bartles fought in Silesia, Lusatia, Ba- out a home, and stripped of their all, are henia, Saxony, Brandenburg, and other with their families perishing of hunger. parts; and peruse the melancholy details of What the industry of many years had ac. sofferings, almost unexampled in the annals quired, was annihilated in a few hours. All ef history, without the most lively emo- around is one wide waste. The numerous tions? Who could hear of so many thou- villages and hamlets are almost all entirely sands of families barbarously driven from or partially reduced to ashes ; the yet reHamburgh, in the midst of a severe winter; maining buildings are perforated with balls, of so many villages burnt, cities pillagec', iu a most ruinous condition, and plundered whole principaliuies desolated, and not glow of every thing; tbe barns, cellars, and lofis, with desire to assist in relieving distress so are despoiled, and stores of every kind carmultifarious and extensive?
ried off; the implements of farming and To the alleviation of sufferings so dread- donjestic economy, for brewing and distilful, tu the rescue of our fellow-men, who ling-in a word, for every purpose--the garare literally ready to perish, the views of dens, plantations, and fruit-trees are dethis comunittee are exclusively directed. stroyed; the fuel collected for the winter,
Many well-authenticated afilicting details the gates, the doors, the floors, the woodof the present distress having been, on the work of every description, were consumed 14th of January, 1814, laid before the com- in the watch-fires; the horses were taken mittet, it was immediately resulved, in je away, together with all the other cattle; Laoce on the liberaliig of the British public, and many families are deploring the loss of to renuit, by that post, the sum of 3,5001. beloved relatives, or are doomed to behold to respectable persons, with directions 10 them afflicted with sickness, aud destitute of form cumınittees of distuibution at the fol. relief. The miserable condition of these bing places:-To Leipsic and its ricinity, deplorable victims to the thirst of conquest, 5001., 1o Dresden and its vicinity, 5001.; the distress which meets our view whenever 1o Bautzen and its vicinity, 500l. ; to Sile. we cross our thresholds, no language is casia, on the borders of which seventy-two pable of describing. The borrid spectacle villages were almost entirely destroyed, 5001., wounds us to the very soul. to Lauenburg, Luneburg, and the vicinity " All the countries of our Continent have of Harburg in Hanover, 5001.; to the many been more or less drained by this destructive thousands who have been forced from their war. Whither then are these poor people, babitations in Hamburyth, 1000, s, and, at a who have such need of assistance; whither are subsequent meeting on the 18th of January, they to look for relief? Ye free, ye benefi* Eriuse and Naumburg, and their viciniis, cents ye happy Britons, whose generosity is 590%.
attested by every page of the annals of sufThe committee, on calling on the public sering humanity; whose soil bias been todo
deu bg ind hostile. foot; who know not the these three months past, exposed to all kind feelings of him that beholds a foreign master of exactions and cruelties. : Even now we revelling in his habitation , of you the city stand helpless and forsaken. But God will of Leipsic implores relief for the inhabitants have merey upon us, and our countrymes of the circumjacent villages and hamlets, will ping and assist us whenever they can Tuined by the military events in the paßt "reach us. - Had we only some money to buy month of October."
bread and fuel! All our wooden fences are -Coont "Schönfelde Saron nobleman, destroyed by the Freuch in their watclmany years ambassadnr, both at the court fires. Our situation is such that we fear a *of-Versailles before the Revolution, and till famine." within a few years at Vienna, thus writes : Extract of a letter from the Rey. Ale.
w". This satue Saxony, which three centu- Wynecken, superintendaut of Ratzeburg. ries ago released part of the world from the 16. I will not hurt youe feelings by a mi. no less galling yoke of religious bondage; nate description of the incredible sufferings that same Saxony is now become the cradle of this little country, which bas been occuof the political liberty of the Continent.' pied these three months past by almost the Kuta
& power so firmly rooted could not be whole of the French and Danistí armies ; overthrown without the post energetic ex- 11,000 of whom were, in one instance, enions, and, while millions are now raising quartered for several days on the small town the shouts of triumph, there are, in Saxony of Dlolla, containing no more than 250 alune, a million of souls, who ere reduced houses Our Tuin seems inevitable; every to misery too severe to be capable of taking thing around us is destroyed, our fields and lang part in the general joy, and who are now gardens daid waste, ntar houses emptied, sledding the bitterest tears of abject wretch- 10,000 head of catile consumed. by the edness and want."
enenny, who barbarously shut three of our À leiter from the Right Rev. Dr. Salfeld, honest peasants, for not willingly surrender. abbot of Loccura, and first counsellor of the ing the last of their property. Epidemic dis. consistory of Hanover, states as follows: eases begin to complete our nuisery : but God
..!". The inhabitants of the principalities of will help us over the hills, since we have Laveuburg, Bremen, and Luneburg, harc surmounted tbe-rucks, being now free from isuffered njost, and are still suffering dread; the enemy." fully; but all over our country poverty and Extract from a letter of the Rev. N.N. distress are visible to such a degree, as no superintendant at Eckhartsberg in Saxony, one would believe who is not an eye-witness addressed to the Rev. W. Kuper, in London. All our funds, of whatever description, have “ After the batile of Leipsic, the great been exhausted, and most of our public in- mass of the retreating, as well as the purstitutions for the relief of the poor destroyed. suing arroies, passed through our neighboure
The number of those who are still able and hood; and my diocese, consisting of thirt. willing to succour their suffering fellow-crea- seven parishes, suffered the most dreadful tares being so very small, how shall we bear calamities. The fate of the clergy is pecu. the sacrifices required for the public safety; liarly distressing. The doprs, shutiers, floors, and, at the same time, save Sø many and even the roof of the houses, were seized, wretched families from perishing with lun. and burnt at the bivouacs by the French; 'ger and cold? But we do not despair, while who, in their fight, uko carried off all uten, we can indulge the hope that British charity sils, beds, and clothes. Though the Ause is ready to assist us,"?.
trians, Prussians, and Russiaos, deserse A letter from Mr. Kaufmann, counsellor high praise for the discipline which was of the regency of Laucuburg, hus the tal maintained in their armies, yet a great aumlowing passage
ber of garauders scoured the country, and Pist. We have suffered here beyond all be took away what the inhabitants trad endeae lief. Only our lives are saved; and if Pro. poured to hide in the woods. Many clergyvidence preserves, us crom the epidemical men were personally compelled to drive their diseases, which begin to spread around us, catile after the French armies, and, when as the effects of war, wanis, sanxiety, and permitted to return, were stripped of their griet, we shall be thankful. The two last coats, bouts, or shoes. To most of thein nat hacvests are chuirely lost to us; and many a shirt, coat, bunt, or bed was left. Some, fields could not be cultivated for watt of la- far advanced in years, cannot yet recover bourers, cattle, and seed. Thousands of from the effects of this cruel treatment. The horses and waggons, cows and sheep, have wives of some of the clergymen of my dia. been taken from us ; and we have been, for cese are now lying on 'nothing but straw, exte
pecting the biçtb of infantigosos whose.co Lutber, ansi ele scene of his magnanimous vering they have bardly a few rays lel, nør Jabonis, is now subjected when we reflect have they even the means of keeping a life also, ibat our battle has been fought on Gerin tbeir r0011: indeed anest of the houses of marn ground; that through the sufferings of the clergy are burnt, and they have been Germany. the side of war has been turned obliged to take shelter in such Juls as the froin us, at least that its duration has pro tou wretched to attract the notice of the bably been shortened; that if our coupierce French guldiers. The churches afforded no has been revived, and our hopes brightened; trefuge; for even they were plundered, and if we may look forward with confidence to an the pews used as fuel. It is impossible to carly diminution of our present burdens, if obtain, in our own country, the means of we may reasonably anticipate the near aprelief; for the distress is too widely extended, proach of the period when our blood and and the inhabitants too much impoverislied. our treasure shall cease to flow, in order to May we then not hope, that from England maintain our own safety and independence, the hand of charity will be stretched out for or tu vindicale the wrongs of othors ;-when the relief of the distressed; and that also we reflect on all this, we shall surely not be the suffering clergy of my diocese will find indifferent to the powerful motives which call sume alleviation of their misery in the upon us not iderely to pity, but to relieve ; Christian sympathy of our Englisla bre- swhich demand not our sympathy merely. diren ??
but our active charity; whicla clain from us Extract of a letter from Dohna, near a lew drops from that full cup of blessing Dresden.
with which the bounty of Providence bas ..,4. It is calculated that, on an average, no distinguislied ouc lọt among the nations of less than 500,000 soldiers passed through the earth. Dolina, at ditferent periods. Four engagements took place near it. At the first, nine MISSIONS OF THE UNITED farms and fire houses were bum down. The
BRETHREN. cam was destroyed; partly, whilst standing We find we are greatly in arrear in our reju the fields, partly after it had been housed ports of the progress of these adıoirable and in the barns. Cattle of every description interesting Alissions. Five Numbers of the were forcibly takes away. In some large printed Periodical Accounts of the Missions of stables, which contained po less than forty ile Brethren's Church (No. Ixiv to lxviii) are or filty horses, oxen, &c. not one is left.
now on pur table Alled with gratifying intelliOur fields and gardens are laid waste. Soipe gence from almost every quarter of the villages have been eatirely burnt; others in globe. The work of the Lord prospers in paste. We have been plundered three times': their hands. But.. it is conducted under but thank God we have escaped with ous.
many discouragements arising frou the in, lives. Provisions are extravagantly dear. creasing deficiency of their incans. SomeA famine is apprehended.".
thing, indeed, has been done in this country A public meeting was afterwards held at
to supply the almost total failure of their the City of London Tavern, which was ne. continental resourcesNear 15001, have mesously attended, and at which it was re- been received by the Rev. C. l. Latrobe, solved to call luudly on the public, and No. 10, Nevil's-court, Fleet-street, since pubr particularly on the clergy throughout the lic natice was given of the deplorable state of kingdom, to come forward in aid of their destitution into which their missions have suffering brethren on the Continent. The sunk'. This, we trust, however, is but the appeal has not been made in vain. Upwards first-fruits of British liberality, How inadeof 30,000!. have been already obtained, and
quate this sum must be to meet the necessiwe 'may hope that the benevolence of the
lies of thirty-one settlements conducted by British public is far from being exhausted. 157 zissionaries, it is scarcely necessary Scarcely any congregational collections have to point out. We entreat our Christian get been made, and to that source we look brethren throughout the kingdom to lay to with confidence for a large addition to this heart the emergency of the case, and accordfund of mercy. When we look back to the ing to their ability to aid this blessed workt. period of the Reformation, and reflect on the sunumbered benefits of which it has been the source to this country, as well as to the See our Number for December last, world at large; and then conteinplate, the p. 816. miseries and desolation to which " the cra- + We have received from an esteemed **" of that Reformation, the birth-place of correspondent, an historical account of the