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tinue to be practised. The former institution, which contains more than eleven hundred children, has lost but one of then by small-pox, and that individual had not been vaccinated, in consequence of having been declared by the mother to have passed through the small-pox in infancy. In the latter institution, no death has occurred by small-pox. Every child has been vaccinated on its admission to the charity; and in no instance has the preventive power of vaccination been discredited, although many of the children have becu repeatedly inoculated with the matter of small-pox, and been submitted to the influence of its contagion. Similar success has attended the practice of vaccination at the Lying-in Charity of Manchester, where, in the space of nine years, more than nine thousand persons have been effectually vaccinated; and by a report reeeived from Glasgow, it appears, that of fifteen thousand five hundred persons who have undergone vaccine inoculation in that city, during the last ten years, no individual has been known to have been subsequently affected with small pox. The reports from Edinburgh and Dublin are equally favourable. The Board have also received very favourable accounts of the progress of vaccination in India; and they subjoin a statement, from which it appears, that by vaccination, the ravage of small pox has been repeatedly prevented, and the disorder exterminated in the island of Ceylon. The Board declare their unabated confidence in the preventive power of vaccination, and their satisfaction with the gradual and temperate progress, by which this practice is advancing; and that they are of opinion, that by perseverance in the present
measures, vaccination will in a few years become generally adopted. The governors of Queen Anne's bounty have given in to the House of Commons an account of the disposals of the sums granted in the last and preceding sessions for the relief of the poor clergy. Of the first grant of 100,000l., 15,300l. has been disposed of in the augmentation of 43 livings, by appropriating 300l. for each private benefaction of 200l. Of the 400 livings, not exceeding, aocording to the old returns, 30l. per annum, and drawn last year for augmentation by lot, 347 have been actually augmented by an appropriation of 200l. to each, making * sum of 69,400l. There remains, therefore, 15,500l. to be disposed of. The whole of this first grant, as also the second grant of 100,000l., has been invested in 3 per cent. consols. On receiving the second grant, notice was given by the governors of their intention to give 300t where any person would give 200l. or a larger sum, or a clear annuity of 15l.; and, afterwards, to aug’ ment with 200l. such livings as should be drawn by lot, and were fitly qualified. The sum of 11,200l. has been already appropriated to augment by benefaction 32 lio ings, and 25 more are under consideration. The governors have drawn 60 livings from those which do not exceed 50l., per annum, according to the new returns, and the pop" lation of which amounts to 1000, with a vie" to raise them to an amount between 80. and 110l, per annum. Having disposed of tli, class, they are now proceeding to augment" the same way livings of between 50l. and 60l. in value, with a population of 1000” upwards. The dividends received have be" re-invested in the sunds.
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. -*
*arsot s-Min any port Parochi AL 8G HoolMaste Rs. The following is the copy of an address which has reached us on the subject of this institution. “To the philosophic and benevolent eye, Ireland presents a spectacle at once singular and affecting. Touching on the very confines of civilization, the lower classes of her people are in a great degree uncivilized. Nor is any natural incapacity of the Irish either the real or the pretended cause of this inferiority. As a people, they are characterited by an uncommon quickness of parts, and even by a peculiar benevolence and generosity of disposition, which cannot fail to yield, under due culture, a future harvest of good and great qualities. 9me source, how
ever, of her present degradation is so obvious and productive, that it is wholly unnecessary to inquire for any other. Ireland has received little or none of the cultivation bestowed upon more fortunate regions. From. a variety of causes, which it does not seen necessary to specify, she has profited little from that spirit of moral and scientific enterprize by which Great Britain labours to reform and enlighten the world. Now it is impossible to contemplate Ireland under such circumstances, and especially if we are led, in any degree, to refer them to her connection with ourselves, without feeling that it is high time to adopt some measure for her advancement. And the question is, what is the best measure to adopt? Municipal regulations alone do little for the civilization
of any people; their object is not so much to instruct the ignorant as to restrain the vicious. The developement of mind, also, in consequence either of an increased and more friendly intercourse with other more enlightened nations, or of the gradual removal of political restraints, is too slow in its progress to satisfy the desires of the benevolent. Edueation, however, supplies an instrument at once peaceful and powerful for the improvement of this people. It has been found, however, extremely difficult to carry into effect any general plan of education for the Irish poor. In this country, very few competent persons could be found, who were disposed to quit a certain and secure provision here, for precarious subsistence, and perhaps some degree of personal hazard, in Ireland. Among the Irish themselves, the number was perhaps still smaller, to whom so important a trust might be confided. Advertisements for masters were accordingly in vain sent over to this country and circulated in Ireland. In this state of things, a clergyman projected the “Seminary for the Education of Schoolmasters.” His object was to form a body of virtuous and well-disciplined men, to act in the capacity of parochial teachers. This end, it was conceived, might be best effected by combining theory with practice: by supplying them with the general principles of the art in its present improved state; and by attaching a large school to the institution, and directing and superintending their admimistration of it. “This institution, as far as the meagre state of its finances wouki admit, has been carried into effect; and a committee of gentlemen, who would have felt it criminal to let such a project fail through want of co-operation, have now the satisfaction of reporting to the public the success of the undertaking. “Twenty-one young men, educated since 1806 at the seminary, have been sent out to superintend parochial schools; and the coinmittee are happy to record the high testimony which has been borne by their various employers to their virtues and talents". Some alarm was at first excited by their introduction into various villages. But as the tolerant spirit of the teachers, their correct morals, their peaceful demeanour, and their improved system of education, became more evident, they have been welcomed, as they deserved, by all orders of the community.
* Letters to this effect, from several most respectable clergymen, are in the hands of the secretaries, to whom the public are referred for further information,
The acknowledged love of instruction among the Irish has now more plainly manifested itself: the schools are crowded; and applications are daily pouring in upon the society to grant to many districts what it has so profitably supplied to some. “Whilst, however, the committee have thus to report the prosperous state of the institution as to other points, they have to lament that the funds are by no means commensurate to the magnitude of the undertaking. The “Society” in Ireland “for discountenancing Vice,” the “Hibernian Society," the Bishop and Diocese of Limerick, with some distinguished individuals, have, indeed, lent their aid and patronage to the society; but the large demands for charity in that country so absorb the funds dedicated to the purpose of benevolence, that no adequate subscription can be raised upon the spot. In England, certain individuals have already contributed to suppport the institu
tion; and it is hoped that this statement of
cal alliance, the aid she may furnish to ourselves, the vantage ground she may supply to an enemy, the sacred call to provide for those of our own family, one and all proclaims that Ireland should not want while England has anything to give.
“The following committee have undertaken to receive and apply subscriptions for this institution, and, at proper intervals, to communicate reports of its progress to the public, viz. Right Hon. Lord Calthorpe; Sir Thomas Baring, Bart. M. P.; W. Wilberforce, Esq. M. P.; Charles N. Noel, Esq. M. P.; Thomas Babington, Esq. M. P.; Robert Williams, Esq. M. P.; Henry Hoare, Esq.; William H. Hoare, Esq.; Z. Macaulay, Esq.-Treasurer, Henry Thornton, Esq. M. P. Bartholomew Lane.—Secretaries, Rev. J. W. Cunningham, Harrow near London, and T. G. Babington, Esq. 26, Birchin Lane, London.
“Any donations or annual subscriptions to the society, may be paid to the treasurer; or to the secretaries, to either of whom letters on the business of the institution inay also be addressed.”
NEW SOUTH WALES. Letters, dated November 1810, have been recently received from the Rev. S. Marsden, the indefatigable and excellent senior chaplain of the colony at New South Wales. From these it appears, that the infiuence of religion is operating powerfully in checking the profligacy and wickedness which has hitherto prevailed in that colony. Some remarkable instances of conversion had taken place among Roman Catholics, and others, who seemed the most unlikely to profit by religious instruction ; and who had, for months before the letters were sent off, conducted themselves in a manner which was consistent with their professions. The other clergymen, and the schoolmasters, who went over with Mr. Marsden, are actively and usefully employed. All the children in the colony, who are old enough to attend the Schools, are now receiving religious instruction, as well as instruction in the rudiments of other branches of useful knowledge. One school of an hundred children is established near Mr. Marsden's residence, in order that he may himself superintend the religious education of those children. At the time the letters left Botany Bay, Mr. Marsden had with him Duaterra, and two other New Zealand chiefs; through whose means he hopes to be able, ere long, to introduce the knowledge of Christianity among the New Zealanders.
MI&Stox soci ETY to Araic A AND THE East.
On Whit-Tuesday last, June 4, was held the Eleventh Anniversary of the Society for Missions to Africa and the East, conducted by Members of the Established Church. annual sermon was preached at the patish church of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe and St. Anne, Blackfriars, by the Rev. Melville Horne, late chaplain to the colony of Sierra Leone; after which a collection was made for the benefit of the institution, amounting to 275l. 2s. 74d. Of Mr. Horne's emergetic and eloquent discourse we shall Probably hereafter have occasion to speak. The annual General Meeting of the Sodety was afterwards held at the New Lon&n Tavern, Cheapside, when a Report of roceedings during the last year was read. From this Report it appears, that upwards of fifty persons, adults and children, are dePendant on the Society, at its settlement on the Rio Pongas, in Africa; that the schools *f native children in that quarter are in a
flourishing state; and that the missionaries.
have been invited by friendly chiefs to ex“nd their labours. These invitations will be *pted as soon as several missionaries, ** now waiting for a passage to Africa, *llative at their destination. The Report *ins interesting communications respect** diffusion of the knowledge of ChrisCaust. Onseaw. No. 114.
tianity in India; also from the Rev. Samuel Marsden, respecting New Zealand, and the best means of extending the light of the Gospel through the islands of the Southern Ocean. The Society's funds were stated, however, not to be adequate to the objects opening before it.
MonTRose Aux1 L1An Y BIBLE society.
An auxiliary Bible Society was formed at Montrose, in the month of January last, on the plan of the British and Foreign Bible $ociety. Its exertions will be directed in the first place, to supply the poor in its own neighbourhood with Bibles and Testaments, either gratuitously or at reduced prices; and in the next place, to aid the British and Foreign Bible Society in its extensive plans. “Here,” they observe, “there are no bounds to our exertions. The field is the world, Christian, Pagan, Jewish, Mohammedan, the old and the new world; and the ultimate object is, that inen of every climate, of every colour, of every language, may all read in their own tongue, ‘the wonderful works of God.” “Every one who prays with sincerity, that the name of God may be hallowed; that his kingdom may come, and that his will may be done on earth as it is in heaven, must wish and hope that the knowledge of his word should prevail throughout the world. Every one, who really entertains such a desire and expectation, must be satisfied of the necessity of employing means to advance its accomplishment; and every one, who approves the use of any means for this purpose, must allow, that the Bible itself is one of the most approved and effectual that can be employed. Why then should not every one, who approves such an object, lend his aid in promoting it? Can any one deny, that it is as much his duty as another's, to contribute, according to his ability, to the advancement of so great and so good a work? Who, that has ever known the value of divine truth, experienced its power, or tasted its consolations, but must earnestly desire to convey the same blessings to his fellow-creatures? To assist in sending a Bible to some poor Christian country, or to some dark heathen land, is surely the least that any man can do to testify his sense of his own spiritual advantages, his regard to the divine will, and his love to the souls of men. While we thus honour God wi.h our substance, we may reasonably hope that he will prosper, the work of our hands; and, while we thus help to convey a heavenly light to the dark places of the earth, the blessing of them that are ready to perish may come upon us."
11 to L1, Auxilia RY Bible SOCIETY. This Society held its annual meeting on the 12th inst the Rev. J. H. Bromby in the chair. The Report, read to the Society on this occasion, contains a view of the proceedings of the Committee during the past year, in endeavouring to rouse the attention of the inhabitants of Hull and its vicinity to the great objects embraced by the institution, and in raising funds wherewith to supply Bibles to the poor of the town and neighbourhood, and to the foreign seamen who in great numbers frequent the port. They had transmitted near 400l. to the parent Society. Several gentlemen, particularly Mr. Bromby, the Rev. J. Scott, Mr J. Hill, the Rev. G. Lambert, the Rev. G. Payne, the Rev. T. Dikes, Mr. J. Crosse, and Mr. A. Terry, addressed the meeting at considerable length, and, with great force and ability, if we may judge from the report given in the Hull newspapers, pleaded the •cause of the institution. The two following resolutions were unanimously adopted viz. “That, regarding the object of the British and Foreign Bible Society, as one of the noblest that could enter into the mind of man, this meeting cannot contemplate the signal success which has already attended its exertions, without exultation; or without recommending the Society to the general patronage and support of their fellow-townsincil. “That, in the opinion of this meeting, some additional exertions ought to be made in this town and neighbourhood, to increase the funds of the British and Foreign Bible Society; and that it be recommended to the Committee, to make personal application to the inhabitants for their support, by means of Sub-Committees, or Delegates to be appointed for the different districts of the
BAPTIST MIS$10N IN BENGAL.
We stated in our last number that the 21st Number of the Periodical Accounts of this mission had appeared. We proceed to insert a few extracts from it.
Krishnoo, the first native convert, was baptized onlthe 28th December, 1800. Since that time, 158 persons, of whom the greater part were natives, have been baptized at Serampore and Calcutta; 25 of these in 1809. At Cutwa, four natives have been baptized; and a number of the military at Berhampore have joined the Baptist church; at Goamalty, four natives have also been baptized; at Sadamah'i, six; and at Jessore upwards of *9, almost all in the course of the year 1809.
The increase of the Baptist church in India, including Europeans, during the last year, has been 77; and the whole number in communion with it in India, at the end of 1809, was 191. Missions have also been established in Bootan, at Patna, in Orissa, and Burmah. At almost all these different stations, schools have been instituted, which promise to be highly useful in spreading the know ledge of the Gospel among the natives.
Extract of a letter from Carapeit Chator Ars. toon, the Missionary at Jessore, dated Chowgacha, Jan 4th, 1810. “During the last seven days I have preached three times each day, and have had much conversation with the brethren. On January 6, we had a church. meeting. Manik-sah came forward. He answered the questious that were put to him satisfactorily, and was accepted. Next to him came Saphulram, a young Hindoo. He first heard the Gospel preached at Chowga. cha, after which he forsook idolatry, and put his trust in Christ. Dial-das, an old Hindoo then came forward. He had heard the Go spel about three months. We were satis fied respecting his faith in Christ, and ho was accepted. Sadut-sah also came befor the church, and was accepted. We the adjourned the church-meeting till next mom ing, viz. Lord's Day, January 7, when preached from Acts viii. 36. The churd meeting was then opened. Sheetaram on his sister had come from Bishoohuree. . Mussulman named Kadurmola, who car. with Manik-sah; a Hindoo woman name Skreemutee, from Bishoohuree; and anoth Hindoo woman, her relation, named May muya, who had heard the Gospel about to months, gave a pleasing account of the faith in Christ, and were received prayer. At half past two o'clock I preach from Mark xvi. 16. Then we all went the bank of the river, sung an hymn, a prayed. I then baptized them. In t evening I preached from Matt. v. 6, and is ministered the Lord's supper, when eig members were received, including the to restored. Twenty-one members sat down the Lord's supper.” The following Ertract of a Letter fo John Peter, the Missionary in Orissa, is giv chiefly on account of the incidental coni mation which it contains of Dr. Buchaea, account of Juggernaut. “The state of this country is deplorsh in a religious view. None are seeking G4 The bones and skulls of dead men, the wo shippers of Juggernaut, lie about the stret