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Fuller, Chatteris, 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, aud Co.
beca found by the Defendant's
Counsel to agree with the record, LITERARY PREMIUM. were not read. -A gentleman, 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 Treatise 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 difficulties 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 written Revelation : and, recognizances not again to commit in the second place, from the Reven the like offence. ation of the Lord Jesus; and, from A cock-pit at the West end of the the whole, to point out the Inferences town, has also been suppressed. most necessary for and useful to The Society are gratified in bavMankind."
ing been instrumental in forming Three judges of the performances similar Societies at York, Gloucesexhibited, 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 wbom 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 Fice 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 activity and ef. ly of the Legislature and Magistracy fect, 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 months, 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.
London Female Penitentiary.
the cry of “ No fire! No fire!” was
vociferated from the stage, and The house at Pentonville, procured for the use of this Institution,
even by a speaking-trumpet, the is nearly ready for the reception of people began to rush out at every
avenue with the utmost violence and the unhappy women, for whose reformation this charity is designed; the boxes and gallery into the pit,
precipitation. Some jumped out of and of whom, we believe, five-and- and on to the stage, while numbers twenty are already under the care
were crushed to death, or suffocated, of the Female Committee. The election of Medical Officers to lery stairs. In a short time eighteen
in attempting to get down the galthis institution took place Sept. 11; dead bodies were found, besides a when the following Gentlemen vere chosea :-Dr. Pinckard, Physician ;
great number of persons who were W. Blair, Esq. Surgeon; and Mr.s: dreadfully bruised, or had their bones
broken. Griffith, Apothecary.
On Friday the Coroner's jury sat,
when they inspected the bodies of On Friday evening, Oct. 9, a wo- eighteen persons extended at length man of the town, who resided in in the music room aad kitchen of splendid apartments in Buckingham Sadler's Wells; of these some had
material Street, was dressing at her glass for already undergone a the theatre, when she dropped down change, from the ra rid progress of and expired immediately? The patrefaction, so that they could verdict of the jury was, lied by the scarcely be known by their afflicted visitation of God: an awful visita
relatives and friends, who attended lion indeed! thus, suddenly, while to claim them. Many of the sufferers preparing herself to entrapun
were under 20 years of age. wary souls, to be summoned into the
Who can reflect on this cataspresence of her holy Judge! trophe without the most painful
feelings? How awfulthe thought! Ilibernian Society.
that 18 persons, in full health and
vigour, without the least apprehenThe interesting Report made to sion of death or danger, should be this Society by the Gentlemen who suddenly hurried out of the world, visited Ireland at their request, is from the midst of a noisy carnal now in the press; and is expected throng (amusing themselves with to be published the beginning of the foolish and hurtful vanities) to the month. It will be soid for the be- eternal world, -without probably a nefit of the Institution.
moment's space for repentance or
prayer! There are few persons such SADLER'S WELLS.
advocates for public amusements as
to be willing to meet death in such On Thursday evening, Oct. 15, a place: the most thoughtless will a very melancholy event took place admit that it is more desirable to be at Şadler's Wells, a place of enter- removed while better engaged. We tainment in the skirts of London. sincerely wish that this calamity may A little after Ten o'clock, some of operate to discourage young persons the coinpany in the gallery were from such sinful and dangerous quarrelsime, and began to fight: amusemenis those of the there was also a troublesome party theatre. in the pit, who seemed desirous of
proper to remark, that creating a riot. It was thought that in case of an alarm of fire being the word fight, which some pers. is given at any place of public conrepeated to others, as the cause of course, the wisest and safest way is the disturbance, was misunderstood to sit still. It is giving place to for fire ; the alarm of which soon the momeniary apprehension of began to spread through the house, danger, to loud exclainatiins, and and threw the audience into the great. to sudden efforts to escape, that est consternation. Distress and con. creates the real mischief. These fusion instantly ensued; and though alarms are generally false, and frer
quently malicious. Every one there- ed: the former from Gal. i. 20; fore should sit still; and a few mo- the latter from Ps. xci. 14–16. The ments would couvince the assembly afternoon was employed in transactthat no danger was to be appre- ing the business of the Benevolent hended.
Society for the Rclief of Ministers,
their Widows and Orphans. The On January 1, 1807, a neat and Society finding that they had reachcommodious chapel (42 feet by 36)
ed a pecuniary point fixed by its was opened at Duckenfield, che provisionary laws, exchanged them shire, by Mr. Evans, of Stockport,
for others more perinanent; and who preached from Hag. ii. 9;' Mr. pejoiced in the success which they Roby, of Manchester, from Ps. xcv.
had attained. Mr. Thorpe preached 6; Mr. Blackburn, of Delph, in in the evening from Rom. viii. 28.
Mess. Winter, Lowell, Sloper, Ball, the evening, from Ps. cxviji. 25.
and Bishop, engaged in prayer. May 21. The Rev. W. Marsh was ordained pastor of the Indepen- Sept. 15. Mr. John Church was dent church at the above place. ordained the Independent Introduction, &c. Mr. Blackburn; church at Banbury. Prayer, &c. ordination prayer, Mr. Hudson, of Mr. Read, of Warwick; ordination Tintwistle;
; charge, Mr. Meldrum, prayer, Mr. Taylor, of Witney ; of Hatherlow, from 2 Tim. iv. ? ; charge, Mr. Franklin, of Coventry, sermon, Mr. Whitehead, of Charles. from 1 Cor. ii. 1-4; sermon, Mr. worth, from Mat. xviii. 20; Mr. Scraggs, of Buckingham, fronu Heb. Mather, of New Windsor, preached xiii. 17 ; Mr. Toms, of Hook Norin the evening from Deut. xxxiii. ton, concluded.
The present pas. 29; Mr. Ashton, of Stockport, and tor is a Baplist ; but inixed commu. Mr. Hampshire, of Henley, prayed, nion is to be admitted. &c. This new and promising The same day the Wilis Associacause at Duckenfield, may be con- tion met at Devizes. The following sidered as the fruit of many prayers ministers preached :— Morning, Mr. and much exertion of the neigh. Williams, from Gen. xviii, 19; af-bourioy ministers and their friends, ternoon, Mr. Berry, from Col.j. 15 tu who, in the year 1395, licensed a 17; evening, Mr. Thorp, from Heb. place in Ashton under Line, and sup. vi. 4-9. Mr. Sibree preached the plied it all that year gratis. It at. preceding evening, from 1 Pet. ii. 9. terwards declined till this year, when The next meeting will be held on a gracious Providence laid a foun- Thursday, in Easter, 1808, at Mr. dation for, we trust, more lasting Sioper's, Westbury: Mr. Bourne to usefulacss. A few poor people have preach in the morning, on Secret exerted themselves with all their Worship; afternoon, Mr. Clift. strength ; and need the prayers and assistance of their Christian friends. Sept. 16. The Dorset Association
met at Dorchester. Mr. Cracknell, Aug. 19. The Rev. T. Wood was ordained over the Independent Examination, from 2 Cor. xiii. 5.
of Weymouth, preached on Selfchurch at Peniston, Yorkshire. In the afternoon, Mr. Lloyd, of Introduction, &c. Mr. Phillips, Clas- Cerne, preached from Mal. iii. 16, sical Tutor at Rotherham; ordina- Mr. Saltren, of Bridport, preached tion prayer, Mr. Dawson, of chef in the evening from John viii. 54, field charge, Mr. Boden, of Shef- Mess. Vickery, Banister, Wheaton, field, from Col. iv. 7; sermon, Mr. Molland, Weston, and Higgs enKing, of Doncaster, from Phil... gaged in the devotions of the day. 16. The other parts of the service in future meetings, the Lord's Suphy Mr. Rayson, of Wakefield, Mr. Dixon, of Sheffield, and Mr. Moor: per is to be administered after the house, jun.
The Association inorning sermon.
declared themselves cordially inSept. 9. The Gloucestershire As. clined to unite and co-operate with sociation met at Wolten under the proposed General l'nion of IndeEdge. Mr. Phillips, of Chedworth, pendents, in promoting the objects and Mr.Jones, of Chielford, proach- pointed out in thcir Address.
On Sept. 17, Mr. Wilkins (lately Torlin, of Harlington, Mr. Hescox, a minister in Lady Huntingdon's of Burnham, Mr. Geary, of Redconnexion) was set apart to the pas- consfield, and Mr. Wilks, of Lontoral of the Independent don, engaged in prayer. Mr. Cooke, church, Abingdon, Berks. Prayer organist of St. Magnus, London and reading, Mr. Evans, Baptist Bridge, led the psalmody. minister of the same town ; introductory service, Mr. Douglas, of Oct. 7. The Buckinghamshire Reading; i prayer, Mr. Griffiths, of Association met at Mr. Gardner's, Asion ; sermon, from Col. ii. 6, Mr. Potter's Pury. Mr. craggs, of Winter, of Newbury; concluding Buckingham, and Nr. Denham, of prayer, Mr. Englisli, of Woobnrn. Towcester, preached : the former Sept. 20. Mr. J. Perry was or
froin 1 Tim. iv. 6; and the latter dained pastor of the Baptist church froin Eccles. v. I.
Messrs. Aston, at Newbury, Berks.
Reynolds, and Fletcher engaged in of Romsey, delivered the introduce the other parts of the service - The tory discourse, &c; Mr. Bicheno next meeting to be held at 'Tosices(who had lately resigned the pas
ter, the second Wednesday in April, toral office here) gave an account
1808. The ministers unanimously of the churcb, &c.; Mr. Holloway, agreed to promote the circulation of Reading, offered up the ordina of the Eclectic Review. tion prayer; Mr. Cole, of Whit- The Presbytery of Glasgow, at church, gave the charge, from Mat. their Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. xxiii. 8, and concluded. In the af. 7, took into consideration the cirternoon, Mr. Cooper prayed ; Mr. cumstance of an organ having been Holloway preached, froni Deut. i. used on a Sabbath, about six weeks 38, and concluded.
ago, in one of the churches of that city; and after deliberating at great
length, a motion to the following Hainbledon, Buchs, Sept. 22.
purport was made and seconded :Eighteen months ago this parish That the Presbytery are of opinion; was destituie of the gospel the That the use of organs in the public people have now one of the Rev. worship of God, is contrary to the G. Collison's students, the Rev. Mr. law of ihe land, and to the law and
established Eastinead, settled among them. Mr. constitution of English, of Woobure, and Mr. Frey church, and therefore prohibit it in preached on the occasion; and Mr.
all the churches and chapels within Jones, of London, Mr. Churchill, of their bounds; and with respect to Henley, Mr. Redford, of Windsor, the conduct of the clergybian in and Mr. Barratt, now of Petersfield, this matter, they are satisfied with prayed.
his judicial, declaration, that he Beaconsfield, Bucks, Sept. 23.
would not again use the organ in the This chapel was built in 1800, by public worship of God, without the Mr. Glover, of tłbridge, at his sole auihority of the church. expence. In the year 1805 it was
Froin ile Times, Oct. 14. conveyed to the Village Itinerancy, Oct. 15, at Plaistow, in Essex, a who have been obliged to give it a neat place of worship was opened. new roof, and considerable enlarge- Mr. Collyer preached in the mornment. Joseph Martin, Ese. of Bea- ing, from Psalm Ixv. 4; and Mr. consfield, has engaged for half the Sieven in the afternoob, from Ps. expence: he has also clothed 12 xlviii. 9. Mess. Newman, Parker, female children, who attend; and J. 2. Smith, and Brown, engaged in has presented a handsome organ for prayer. Mr. Newman bas long the use of the chapel. Mr. Colli- preached occasionally in this vilson, of Walthamstow, Mr. Couke, jage; and severai families from of Maidenhead, and Mr. Hyatt, of London having settled there, a place London, preached on the occasion. is now erected for stated worship, Mr. Lovegrove, of Wallingford, Mr. with the pleasing prospect of much Edwards, of Great Marlow, Mr. utility,
Lately died suddenly, Mr. Barker, Died lately, at Rome, aged 82, of Burslem, an occasional preacher. Cardinal BENEDICTUS CLEMENS, He was in the midst of his discourse known by the title of the Duke of in the Methodist Chapel at Stafford, York. He was the last of the when he felt down suddenly and ex- Stuart fainily, and of the Pretenpired, to the great terror of the ders to the British Throne. congregation. He has left a wife Died, Oct. 19, at Ipswich, the and several children.
Rev. Dr. Gordon.
COLLECTIONS FOR THE DISTRESSED GERMANS. Parish of Woolvey, by the Rev. Mr. Hollefear
L. 3 16 6 Congreg, at the Old College, Homerton, by the Rev. J. P. Smith 55 2 © Independ. Meeting, Harleston, Norfolk, by the Rev. D. Fisher 6 Contributions of a few Friends at Dennys Stirlingshire, by the Rev. J. Dempster
5 12 6 Rev. T. Hopkins and Congregation, Linton, Cambridgeshire 16 06 Congregation at Langham, Essex, by the Rev. 2. Trivett 14 14 0
List of Lectures, fc. in and near London, for November.
1. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Collison ; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Str. Dr. Duncan.
ing, at Mr. Humphrys's, Union St. 3. Tu M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford. 4. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Dunn.
The Saint's Victory crowned with
at Mr. T. Thomas's,
at Mr. Gaffee's, Mr. Ford to preach. The Scripture Doctrine
of Offences. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh.
How a Christian should die (concl.) 6. Fri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str.
Jenkins ; Chapel Str. Mr. Greig;
Str. Dr. Bricban.
Fruits of Righteousness.
at Mr. Williams's, Stepney.
at Mr. Coxhead's. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Austin,
The Perseverance of the Saints. 20. Fri. Ev. Sermon to Young People,
at Barbican, by Mr. Ford. Lect. to the Jews, Jewry Str.
22. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Dr.
Rippon; Crown Crt, Mr. Winter;
Fear of God a Preservative from Sin. Ev. Prav r-Meeting for the Nation,
at Mr. Gaffee's. 26. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Colli
son. The Value of Life. 27. Fri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str.
8. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Stevens; Devonshire Square, Mr.
Nation, Surry Chapel.
The Hindrances to Prayer.
at Mr. Coxhead's, Wild Street. 12. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Nicol.
The Rich Fool. 13. I'ri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str. 15. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Townseod; Devonshire Sq. Dr.
29. LORD's Day Ev. Hare Cri. Mr.
Shensto:ne ; Fe'er St. Dr. Rippoo;
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT