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tegary, the young Sultan, was per- serves particular regard, as it confectly recovered, and is indefati- fims, in general, the Scriptural acgable iv his endeavours to persuade count of the Deluge. The tradition his countrymen to embrace Christi- is, that the world was entirely coanity. There is good reason to be- vered with water, with the exceplieve that several are convinced, and tion of one hill, which was inliawould openly profess the gospel, bited by a family of one of these were it not for the terror in which nations, called ihe Cados. This fathey are kept by the violence of mily was preserved by the Great their blinded and bigoited chiefs.' Spirit, and the whole world is peoThe leaven, however, is working, pled with their offspring. and the effects, it is hoped, will by and by appear. Both Abdy and Shellivy continue

STATE OF THE CLERGY friendly. The latter comes almost

IN FRANCE. every week to see the missionaries ; but for fear of exciting the jealousy Address to the Clergy of his diocese,

The Bishop of Amiens, in a late of the chiefs, he generally takes complains that many of them had some bye-way, that he may not be observed. He speaks very freely to

refused to pay a small contribution

which had been fixed upon, towards Mr. B. and tells

' him many things, the support of a seminary for cleriwhich he durst not have told, he

cal education. “ Are you then igsays, to his own father, had, he norant,” says this zealous prelate, been alive. It is to be feared that

" that Death mows down your pasboth he and Abdy persuade them- tors, and that we every day expeselves that they may believe one

rience the heaviest Josses? Two religion, and profess another. They years are not elapsed since we have suppose, perhaps, that the outrageous violence of the Mohamme- and already 101 priests have sunk

sat on the episcopal seat of Amiens, dans, and the cruel tyranny of their

under their painful labours ; in the chiefs, will afford them an apology

same time we have only ordained for this strange inconsistency at the

four. We are, therefore, alarmed last day. Mr. B. mentions that Abdý is very useful to them, by main destitute of religious assist

at the number of parishes which regiving intelligence of what is passing ance, and of those which are threatin the country; by which means, ened with the same calamity; espethey have been enabled, on differ- cially when we reflect, that, among ent occasions, to disconcert the plans those who remain, 343 are more of their enemics. They take notice than 70 years of age ; 94 have passof the progress which the children ed that age; and others, inore laden are making in their education, and with infirmities than with years, are mention some who can read the Bible, and write a little. Some of apparenily on the borders of eter

nity.” the young people, they hope, will be

This representation corresponds soon qualitied to be teachers of with what has appeared in some of others.

the French Journals, that the minister of religion in Paris, received,'

in one day, four notices from American Tradition of the Deluge.

mayors of different towns, stating The President of the United that they had been obliged to perStates, some time since, communi- form divine service on one Sunday, cated to the Congress the discove- - there being no priest in the ries made by Dr. Sibley, and Mr. neighbourhood, whom they could Dunbar, in exploring the rivers oblain for that purpose. It is un Missouri, Washiia, and the Red derslood, that the starving salary of River. The account states a re- the priesthood is the cause of this, markable tradition among six or as no young men will enter on a seven nations inhabiling the wesiern course of lite which does not admit shore of the pied liver, which in the hope of a maintenance. Thuse

who see every thing that is done by tween 58 and 98, which proved to Bonaparte and Talleyrand in the be wholly the writings of Cerinthus; worst light, conceive that this is containing his epistles to the their plan for the extinction of churches, various dissertations on Christianity, by extinguishing the controverted points, and especially priesthood. In some places, how- a book, agreeing in every essential ever, recourse has been had to particular with the book now called charitable contributions for the sup- the Revelation of St. John; and port of the sinking church.

which, from the erasures, interli-, What a favourable opportunity neations, alterations, and appeardoes this state of Catholic interests

ance, carries with it the full eviin France afford to the Protestants, dence that it was fabricated by him, if they have zeal enough to avail and published after his death, by way themselves of it!

of upholding some of the peculiar Let those who love the gospel in tenets of Cerinthus, and palined on our happier country, take the hint; St. John, and, by the generous support of Remark. - It must be by a very their laborious ministers, encourage strong faith that any one can beyoung men of talents and respecta- lieve this story; for it must have bility to devote themselves to the

been an extraordinary kind of “ a ministry of the word.

small” globe, with a shell of“ im

mense thinkness and weight,” which The public papers report, that could have contained such a number there are 17 Cardinals' Hats vacant

of manuscripts às are said to have at Rome; and that one of the Car- been found in this; but the truth is, dinals last elected, had declined that anonymous publications of this kind dignity. It would appear, from deserve no manger of credit. this state of the Romish church, that Credat Judæus Apelles ! Bonaparte wishes the Papal system to die away.

The Papal ports are all occupied by French troops; and EARTHQUAKE. A very severe the whole power of the Pope, tem- shock of an Earthquake was felt at poral and spiritual, especially the

Lisbon on Saturday, June 12, at former, will probably be soon ab

four o'clock in the afternoon. It serbed by the King of Italy. was more violeat than any experi

enced since the fatal one in 1755. The Infidels of France have lately An awful impression was instantly had recourse to a new straiagem. made on the inhabitants, who ran A writer in the Marseilles Gazette,

out of their houses and fell on their October 20, pretends that some la

kuees in the streets, imploring the bourers at Gios, in Asia Minor, have

divine inercy.

It lasted about eight lately found among some rubbish, seconds. Had it continued two 'sea small marble globe, which was conds more, it is thought that the found to be hollow, but, with a whole city would have been in ruins. shell of immense thickness and Many houses experienced its effects; weight, and which being broken, and some old dwellings were throw there were found in it a number of down, by which two persons were writings in Greek, bearing dates be- killed, and severai limos broken.

MISSION TO DEMERARY. A New Mission to DENERARY, on the northern coast of South America, a colony formerly in the possession of the Dutch, but now belonging to this country, is determined upon. Many thousands of the poor negroslaves in that colony, are totally without religious instruction ; for their sake chiefly this mission, at the request of a benevolent planter, is undertaken. One of the Missionary Students at Gosport has volunteered his services ; and will probably sail in the month of November.

* Mr. Creighton returned from Monte l'ideo, Oct. 17, in the Rolla.

HOME INTELLIGENCE.

FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF

Vaccination, or Cow-Pox. and can be communicated only by

noculation. • The College of Physicians in

The Peport of the London ColLondon have latey made their Re- lege is also confirmed by similar obport, concerning the state of Vac- servations, by the College of Physi, cine luočulation. They olserve, cians of Edinburgh and Dublin, and that during eigtit years past, its pro- by the Royal College of Surgeons gress has been rapid in every quar- of London, Dublin, and Edinburgh. ter of the world. Fri the United The whole, is drawn up with pecuKingdom some hundred thousands liar candour, ad is, well worthy of have been vaccinaied; in the East the consideratio-3 of those parents Indies, 800,000; and among the na- who retain any doubts on this iin. tions of Europe the practice has be

portant sulject. It is sold at the come general

low price of 3d. " Vaccination, they observe, ap- li is no small recommendation of pears to be in general perfectly sate; this discovery, liat 20,000!. hare the instances to the contrary being lately been voted by Parliament extreinely rare.

The disease ex- to Dr. Jenner, won first made it cited by it is slight, anil seitlom pre public.' venis persons froin following iheir ordinary occupations.

SOCIETIES The security derived from it against the small-pax, if not also

RELIGIOUS TRACTS. lutely perfect, is as nearly so as can perhapi be expected from any luman Tuur benefits arising from the disdiscovery; for amongst severalbun- tribution of Religious Tracts are dred thousand cases, the number of particularly obvious from the Cor. alleged failures has been surprizing- respondence annexed to the Eighth ly small; so much so, as to form no Annual Report of the Religious réamnable objection to the general Traci Society, recently published. adoption of Vaccination ; for it ap- The extension of the benefits to be pears, that there are not nearly so derived from this source of religi. many failures, in a givea number of ogs instruction will be promoted vaccinated persons, as there by the nuinerous societies which deaths in an equal oumber of per- have been recently formed for the sons inoculated for the small-pox; purchase of Tracts, by small periand it is a most important fact, that odical contributions, persons in alınost every case, where the acting in society stimulate each small-pox tas succeeded vaccina- other to exertion; and their exaintion, whether by inoculation or by ple has a's: a tendency to promote casual infection, the disease has active benevolence among

those neither been the same in violence, who are noi immediately associated nor in the duration of its symp- with them. tous, but remarkably mild, as if The Committee of the Religious deprived of its usual malignity.” Tract Society having extended to

The College also aflirm strongly, such societies the advantages of subthat instead of preducing new and scribers, it would be very desirable monstrous diseast's as has been pre- that, in every district, the follow. tended, vaccination does less inis- ers of Him - who went about doing chief to the constitution than the good,” would unite for the purpese suall-pox, ciiler palmal or inocu- of embracing every seasonable op. Jated; but that in its mildness, ils portunity of cominunicating relia safety, or its consequences, the in- gions instruction by this cheap and dividual may look for peculiar ad- easy method, which, however convantages : it spreads no infection, teuptible in the eyes of the world,

are

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FOR THE CHILDREN OF DISSENTERS.

hears some analogy to the manner branches of useful lcarning, will in which the sacred Scriptures were have a due share of attention. The originally promulgated before they French lan puage will not be prowere collected into one volume. fessedly taught in the school, lest it

The Committee are of opinion, should interfere with objects of that considerable advantages would greater importance. When a solid arise from a mutual correspondence foundation is laid in an intimate ac. between the Secretaries of the seve- quaintance with the Greek and Roral Provincial Tract Societies and man classics, modern languages, it the Secretary of the Religious Tract is well known, are acquired with Society, the Rev. Jos. Hughes, Bat- ease. An approved French teacher, tersea, near London, as the com- however, will attend at the expence munication from time to time of of such parents as inay desire it. such instances of usefulness as may This institution, it is presumed, come to their knowledge, and are holds out to the public superior ad. well authenticated, will tend to en- vantages on comparatively modecourage others to perseverance, rate terms; it affords ministers an while the number of the Society's opportunity of educating their sons Publications may be enlarged by the on terins still more moderate; and Jabours of their brethren in various it opens a channel for communicat. parts of the country.

ing the best of blessings (a learned and pious education) to some youths

whose contracted circumstances may GRAMMAR SCHOOL

be the least recommendation of

them to the patronage of the So. We are informed that the plan of ciety. the Dissenting a Grammar School, Ti is scarcely necessary to observe, which has been for a considerabic that, in order to execute the last time under consideration, is in a part of the plan in contemplation, grcat degrce of forwardness. The recourse must be had to the liberaCommittee has purchased large and lity of the public, for donations and commodious premisses at Mill-Hill, annual subscriptions. The purchase near Barnet: a situation peculiarly of the premiss ss, the fitting them up pleasant and salubrious. The Rev. completely for the object in view, John Atkinson, of Hoxton, whose and the salaries of the masters, education, classical attainments, ex- which must be both certain and li. perience in the art of teaching, and beral, involve cxpences which call for piety, have strongly recommended generous exertions. him, has been chosen head master; Such parents as wish to send their and the Committee are enquiring suns to this seminary, are desired to for suitable gentleinen to fill up the signify their intention to the Secrea' remaining departments. The school tary, or any of the Committee. is expected to open on Monday, the Samuel Favell, Esq. Treasurer, 25th of January next : Terms, 451. Tooley Street, Southwark. per annum, exclusive of washing. William Whitwell, Esq. Secretary, For the Sons of Ministers, 301. per Hackney.

Committee, - Rev. Mess. J. ClayIt is also proposed, that as soon ton, jun. Hughes, Humphrys, San as the finances of the Society will vill, Sinith, and Winter ; W. Alers, permit, an additional number of and J. Bunnell, Esqrs. I. Buxton, boys, sons of ministers or others, M.D. J. Collins, J. Davies, R. Dawa shall be received on terms still far. son, S. Favell, J. Fox, J. Gutteridge, ther reduced, in cases which shall S. Tlouston, and E. Maitland, Esqrs.' meet the approbation of the Com- Mr.J. Page; B.Tomkins, W. Sabine, mittee. The grand object of this W. Savill, J.Watson, H. Waymouth, institution, is, to unite the advan- and W. Whitwell, Esqrs. tages of a strictly classical and reli- Subscriptions are received for the gious education. English grammar, use of the intended institution, by writiog, arithmetic, gengraphy, his- the Treasurer, Secrelary, Committory, the mathematics, and other tee, and the following Bankers ;

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Fuller, Chalteris, and Co.-- Hankey, in court, as to prevent the bad ef.. Alers, and Co. - Brown, Cobb, and fects of an exposure of the libel; Co.

· Rogers, Olding, and Co. for the obnoxious passages, having Mainwaring, acd Co.

been found by the Defendant's

Counsel to agree with the record, LITERARY PREMIUM. were not read. · A gentieman, lately deceased, has Another person was prosecuted bequeathed Twelve Hundred Pounds for indecently exposing his person to be paid to the person who shall to a young woman, at a shop in write the best Trealise on the follow- Soho. He was sentenced to twelve ing subjects, viz.

months imprisonment in the House * The Evidences that there is a of Correction. Being all-powerful, wise, and good ; A woman who had sold an ob, by whom every thing exists; and scene book, absconded to avoid partienlarly to obviate difiiculties trial; but petitioned the Society, regarding the Wisdom and Goodness who complicd with her request, on of the Deity; and this, in the first condition that she should appear in place, from considerations indepen- court, plead guilty, and enter into dent of wriiten Revelation : and, recognizances not again to commit in the second place, from the Reve- the like offence. ation of the Lord Jesus; and, from A cock-pit at the West end of the the wbole, to point out the Inferences town, has also been suppressed. most necessary for and useful to The Society are gratified in bayMankind.”

ing been instrumental in forming Three judges of the performances similar Societies at York, Glouces exhibited, are to be appointed by ter, Long Sutton, and Reading the Ministers and Professors of the We regret that this Society is reColleges at Aberdeen Letters are stricted to meinbers of the Church to be addressed to Mr. C. Galen, of England. Resting,” say they, Aberdeen, of whom all necessary on such a basis, viz. the legal information may be obtained. The establishment of the kingdom, intime for composing the Treatise ex- stitutions like the present are more tends to January 1, 1814.

likely to obtain the approbation and

support of the legislature and maThe Society for the Suppression of gistrates of the country, without T'ice have lately circulated among whose concurrence their field of their members ari Occasional Report usefulness, it is to be apprehended, (No. 4.) of their proceedings; from would become very limited indeed." which it appears that they have con- For our part, we conceive more hightinued, with much aciivity and ef. ly of the Legislature and Magistracy Tect, to enforce the laws against the of our country than to suppose that Profanation of the Sabbath, not they would disregard the demands only in the metropolis, but in seve- of justice, or refuse to execute the ral districts of its vicinity. From a laws of the country, because persons comparative view of the number of called Methodists Dissenters prosccutions under the Lord's Day formed a part of such a Society, Act, they conclude that the offence We have known many instances in has become much less frequent. At which the Magistrates have most the last general meeting, only 70 readily performed their duty at the cases were reported; at a former, request of persons not belonging to 180.

the establishment; and we think The Society have also prosecuted that this Society would have aca man who kept a stail near the Ad- quired strength and vigour from a miralty, for selling obscene books. combination of good men of all de: He was sentenced to be imprisoned nominations. ten monihs, to stand in the pillory, In the success of this Society, near Charing Cross, and to give se- however, Christians of all descripcurity of 1001. for seven years. It tions will rejoiee, even though they is peculiarly gratifying to find that are not allowed to contribute their this prosecution was so conducted assistance.

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