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moved from 15; the people either hiring this school. Among a goodly number pre. school.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 men aged from 30 to 32; two women to give from the Report, will establish tle of 37, and one of 32 years of age; besides claims of the Society to the support and a number of young penple 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 pari accompanied me to shall quote a few passages from his journal. the Gaelic School in Jeantowni, 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 teacher's labours. During the vacation Kilmanivaig. This parish, wbich is about between the winter and summer sessions, the 63 miles in length, enjoys several in portant people, of their own accoril, proposed to advantages in point of education; but many support the teacher, at their own expense parts of it are, notwithstanding, in a must entirely, in order that they might derive destitute condition."

more benefit during his residence amung “ Proceeded by the banks of the Caledo- them. Few sights could be more gratilyng, nian Canal, and called at Strown for Cape" than to witness parents and children, old tain Cameron. He was not at lonie ; but and young, assembled in the same schonil, his lady gave a very favourable report in re- and all equally interested ; to hear the gard to the conduct and beliavour of the children, who, but a few monihs ago, comSociety's Teacher at Muirsliealich, about a paratively • know not any thing, reading mile distant. This school could not be the living Oracies witir fluency; and the continued during the summer months, mother of children, with the youngest in as the attendance was so small. The her arits, hand this infant to her neighbour, teacher has therefore remoyed to the liead of while she should stand up, in her own class, Locharcaig; where, in a district called the consisting of mothers, to 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 Locii Carron, where the number of country is intersected by two rapid rivers, inhabitants is rapidly increasing." but, in wet weather, the children have been The following extracis are from letters carried 10' scliool, across these, by their addressed to the Secretary: parents, so that the attendance has, upon the 1. Frean the Rev. Dr. Ross of Lochwhole, been regular."

broom, Invemesshire, daied May 10, 1813. July 8.--Arrived at Borrodel, near 10 “ I visited your School at Keppoch, on Arisaiy." Crossed Loch Aylori, in company the 1st inst. Fify were present on the day with another gentleman, lo Moidari, a coun- of examination. I proceed to state their try wliolly inhabited by Carbolics. 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, seemed not a little gratified. A gen leinan,' Sone did wunders 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- withont emotions of delight, little children peatedly expressed bis surprize, as he had of seven or eight years old, and grower up 110 idea that such proficiency could be made persons at the head of families, who, on tbe in the short space of a few months. The 1st of Noveinber 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 aliemale verses of the Bible, ad aperturun zamong them, and to attend ibe 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."

sceming to be deeply impressed with what " 16th.--At Coshladder, in the parish they read. I never examined a school with of Duimish, in company witli Mr. Shaw, more unmingled satisfaction; nor could I Here there is a munierous and flourishing suppose it possible, that a wotaan of a school. Great satisfaction acconi panied its weakly constitution; and in indifferent examination, though the attendance bas ra- health, however zealous, could have done ther fallen off during the summer. About what Margaret Sinclair did. But she gives 75 persons, old and young, bave catered the proper account of ibe malter herself; for

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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, whetlier or money has not been thrown away on the not to be appointed again for this country, little strath of Lochbroom."

The whole of this country are 'Roman Ca2. From the Rev. J. Macqueen, of Apple. tholics committed to my care, with the excross, Rosshire,

ception 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 hiin acceptable to the people of Canubile; find it convenient w resture Mr. N'Ewen and the benefit they have already derived to us, I beg leave to propose another canfrom his scrupulous and conscientious atten- didate, who is his principal scholar. I have sion to his duty, hath gained him their good examined the boy, and have made him read will and attachnient. 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 fluently, have occasionally attended his School, four as you or I could read English. The local read the Old Testament, scventeen the New situation of this country is very disadvanTestament, live 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 so completely if you can find it convenient to employ illiterate, that of this number, only seven Ranald MI-Donald, Mr. M'Ewen's 'pupil, koew the letters when he cominenced he will, in a short time hence, teach all the teaching in December last.

youth of the country to read the Gaelic “ Sept. 14, 1813.—As your teacher in Scriprures, wliich I wish for rery much." this parish will soon be removed fronı bis 4. From the teacher at Gress, in the present station, I wish to have your con- parish of Stornoway, Isle of Lewes, dated currence to appoint him to any other part of Dec. 9, 1813. the parish,where I may judge his services may “ No doubt but you will be glad to hear be most required. With a view to raise a that I am niore busy with 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, marriert teaching. The number on the list is 109. and unmarried, examined publicly in church, There was not one among the 109 that knew after Dirine 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 Stornoway went. I have no intention to place him in with me last Sabbath, and I made oie of any situation where less than forty-six can the scholars to read before him, who said attend, aud, eventually, many more."

that he has seen a number that was at S. From the Rev. Dr. N. Macdonald, scho'l six years (i. e, successive wintersj Roman Catholic Clergyman, dated Alvidart, 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 Daimish, licreof, has given entire satisfaction in regard Isle of Skye, dated April 13, 1813. io his moral conduct, which has been irre- “ Your school, at Coshladder, the least proachable since he came to this country; populous district of the parislr, succeeds far as also in teaching the Gaelic language, 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 vimost atten- out additions 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 hiraself; but, from the little the teacher allowed to himself; even when acquaintance I have bad personally with obliged to come to his house for refresłunent, at eleven o'clock. A general meeting of

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prople will be at him to receive instructions to abandon their settlement at Karuss, and lie is employed, almost without intermission, to retire to Georghiersk, in consequence of from seven in the morning till ten or cleven disturbances among the Tartars. They have #vight. 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 numbers attend. of the brought to a place of safety without sostain, 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-siy, the rest are from iwenty downwards to five years. There

The Rev. Archdeacon Middleton, wbuse is one whole family attending, consisting of address to Mr. Jacobi, on the occasion of the husband, wife, and three children. Four his being sent as a Missionary to India by read in the Old Testament, six in tbe New, the Society for promoting Christian Knowand in a short time eighỉ more will be added ledge, we noticed in our rolame for last to this class; the rest are reading in the First year, p. 673, has been appointed the first Book, except two yr three in the Alphabet." Bishop of Jawia. May his appointment

6. From the teacher in the island of prore a source of blessing to the millions of Cannay, dated Dec. 8, 1813.

Hindustan! " 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, whu lives at Foreign Bible Society will be held at FreeEigg, and caine 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 soung to attend. I have heard him The President will take the chair at twelve saging (while talking about me), that he o'clock precisely. should be greatly displeased, if they should N. B. No ladies can be admitted. put attend, • for (addressing them) 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 An-, attendance." We couclude with an extract from the friars, by the Hon. the Dean of Wells ser

preached at the church of St. Anne's, Black, Report of the Gaelic School in Edinburgh. vice to begin at balf past ten o'cloek. The • 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.

vern in the Strand. On Wednesday evenracles, who now read with much propriety. ing. the file of May, the Annual Sermon and their progress has far surpassed my before the menubers of the various Associaexpectati.ns. I must not liere omit to

tions formed in the Metropolis, in aid of this mention the case of a very poor woman, at the advanced age of seventy-eight, who could Society, will be preached at the church of

St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall, by the Rev, Hardis read any at the beginning of the last Basil Woodd, m. A.--service to begin at session, and who is now reading in the bigla 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 Christ's see her calmness of mind, and to be informed Church, Newgate Street, for this Society, one of her steady attendance, under the pressure the morning of Thursday the 5th of May, bayi of poverty, and the infirmities uf'old age, for the Hon. and Rev. G. F. Noel, M. A., she cannut walk without the assistance of Vicar of Rainhan, in Kent; service to begin crutches!"

the Society will afterwards be held, at one, MISSION TO TARTARY: on the same day; at the Neir London Tarcid, The Missionaries have recently been forced“ Cheapside.

LONDON SOCIETY FOR PROMOT. be field at the New London Tavern, Cheap

ING CARISTIANITY AMONG THE side, on Tuesday the May, 1814. JEWS.

The chair will be taken exactly at one The sixth anniversary meeting of this o'clock. Society will be held, or Friday the 6th of May next, at Freemasons'-hall, bis Royal

SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Highness the Duke of Kent in the chair, The next annual general meeting of the which will be taken at twelve o'clock pre. inembers and friends of this Society will be cisely. Sermons will be preached, for the held, at six o'clock, on the morning of Wedbenefit of the Society, on Thursday evening nesday the 11th of May, at the City of the 5th May, at St. Bride's Church, Fleet. London Tavern, Bishopsgate-street. street, by the Hon. the Dean of Wells; and

RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. on Friday evening the 6th May, at the Jews' Chapel, Church-street, 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 Taverni, 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 sevens The annual meeting of this Society will precisely.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

WHEN we ventured, in the month of Janu- earth! This hath God wrought, and let us ary last, to express, not only our ardent all give him the glory! wisties but our confident hope, that the But it will be necessary to trace briefly military despotismi of Bonaparte woold, ere the steps by which these pravidential long, be superseded by the mild and con- changes have been brought to pass. stitutional sway of Louis XVIII., we excited Our last Nuruber brought down the to small surprize among many of our readers; history of the campaign in France to the and yet, if ney will now do us the favour 14th of March. For some days the hostile, to look back to that Number of our work armies were engaged chiefly in manæuvring; (pp. 62 and 63), they will perceive that the and, Bonaparte having directed his main force grounds on wluch we founded that expecta. against the army of PrinceSwartzenberg, Blution have proved to be by no means chi- cher was enabled in the mean time to execute merical. Short as has been the interval some important movements, which placed hini since we indulged in these speculations, ia a situation effectually to co-operate witla which were then regarded as so visionary, the grand army. Ou the 18th, the negocia: , they have been realized to their utmost tions, at Chatillon were finally broken off. extent. Bonaparte no longer reigns: liis Bonaparte appears to have immediately power is broken! Louis XVIII. iy restored. formed the plan of passing into the rear of to the throne of his fathers, with the univer-, the allies, in the hope that the desire to sal concurrence of Frutice! A constitution protect their magazines and to preserve is already adopted for that countıy which, their communication with Germany, both with some modifications, appears calculated which would be threatened by this move. to secure at 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 Europie is at peace, its dangers obviated, relieved, and the war removed 10 a greater its roiseries terminated, its independence distance from his capital.--The allied gene-, achieved! What a wonderful revolution !rals appear at once to have penetrated into A revolution too in which hunianity tias every Bonaparte's design; and, wiih. a boldness! thing to rejvice at, nostuing to Tament and decision worthy of their cause, they A revolution tarnished by 1 act et crurly or adopled a. resolution which not only frusretenge; tlie actors in which have seemed trated that design, but in a week put a: only anxious to become the ministers of happy period to the contest. They resolved God for good to the atticled nations of the to leave Bonaparte behind them; and

having united the armies of Swartzenberg blessing and deliverance. A declaration and Blucher, aipouiting loyerher to more was immediately issued by the allied sove. than 200,000 men, to march direct to 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 legitiinate ing aring encountered, near Vitry,on the 25th, kings; and to recognize and guarantee the the corps of Marmont 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 Gutersanie day an immense convoy of provisions ment was immediately noninated by them, and ammunition, escorted 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. a gallant resistance, the whole fell into the tious were adopted declaring that the Dy. hands of the allies. From this place the nasty of Bumap.irte 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 oalbs. To the Provi. ineffectual, resistance, to their proyress. sional Government was delegated the task The position ibey occupied extended from of preparing the plan of a constitution. On Montmartre, on the right, to the wood of the 6th instant, the plan ihey had prepared Vincennes, vo the left. Prince Swartzen. was presented to the Senate, and it appears berg addressed a proclamation: 10 llie inha- to have been unanimously adopted. We bitants of Paris, calling upon them to imitare were rather stariled 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 admites 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 witte Mortier and Marmont which had joined wbich so great and momentous a work had. them, posted themselves in a strong situation been achieved, as well as some abatement of on the heights of Belleville. These heights, our alarms, in the near resemblance 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, brother 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. ndmitiance. This proposal was acceded to; ecutive power belongs to the king. The and, on the morning of the 31st, the allies king, a hereditary senate named 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 comuceived 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 botlı

, subjects of consideration ; anulre!” 4 Vive notre Liberateur !" “ Vive but laws relating to coutributions can only le Roi de Prusse !" mingled with a consi- be proposed in the legislative body. Menuderable and increasing cry of “ Vive Louisbers of both houses are free froin arrest XVIIT!" " Vivent les Bourbons !" The without a previous authority froin the house grational 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 mem. tbe very day after itey had been so severely hers of the senate; and the miuisters of engaged; while the people, onanimous 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, into their capital of an invading aray as on the 1st of October; but the king juay

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