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bled to clothe their children, and even tered by those who can raise them. to contribute to the maintenance of their selves above party interests, and feel families, are without the means of pro. for the welfare of a community, instead curing the implements required for their of giving themselves to a system of local domestic manufacture of linen. Io some petty jobbing. The attention of the instances, spivning.wheels are hired by county of Limerick Agricultural So. the poor to enable them to prosecute ciety, I find, is particularly directed to their industry, and wherever the expe-' encourage the growth of flax, the spinriment has been tried of assisting the ning of yarn, and the manufacture of female poor by instruction in useful la- linen: and they will, I presume, be bonr,it appears to have been successful." the best instrumental agents for dif.
The object of this Association will be, fusing the disposable bounty of the to open a correspondence with ladies London Committee, in the manner best in Ireland, and to invite them to form calculated to promote the increase of themselves into local committees. The industry among our peasantry. means intended to be used for improv- “ But, with a view both to permanent ing the condition of the Irish female and extended benefit, I have an addi. peasantry, are, Visiting their families, tional plan to suggest. It does not seem and obtaining a knowledge of their si. to me enough, that aid towards the tuation; Exciting them to habits of in. purchase of flax, flax-seeds, spinning dustry, cleauliness, and attention to do and weaving implements, &c. should mestic duty; Endeavouring to procure be distributed through the different employment for poor women at their parishes of this country. To introduce own dwellings; Visiting the sick, pro- a new manufacture, which, to all intents viding temporary assistance in the loan and purposes, the linen manufacture of linen, &c. and procuring medical here is, we want, in some one or more advice where vecessary; Encouraging places of the county, an establishment, them to send their children to schools; that shall be at once experimental and and assisting them in any other way exemplary: experimental, to ascertain which circumstances may reqnire. the best mode of manufacturing; ex.
We copy the following remarks, on emplary, to exhibit the beneficial effects some of the means of permanently be of that mode, and gradually to induce, nefiting the Irish peasantry, from a let. and extend its adoption, throughont ter from Archdeacon Jebb, to the Com- this county in particular, and the south mittee for the distressed Irish, dated of Ireland in general." Abington Glebe, Limerick, Sept. 2, 1822. “ The introductiou of scutching mills,
“ I shall now endeavoar to offer those of spinning schools, and of weaving suggestions which have occurred to me, schools, is indispensable, in order to respecting the principle, and mode of bring the south to the level of the north, applying the balance in the hands of the in the article of the linen manufacture. London Committee, to the best ad. And it seems most desirable, that, in vantage.
some one or more places, an establish“ The principle, I think, should be, ment embracing all these objects should to do at once the most permanent, and be set on foot, by the way, at once, of the wost extended good in your power. experiment and of example.” Now that alone, in aiding the popu- It is pleasing to find the benevolent lation of a country, is permanent good, writer adding: “ The people of this which will encourage, and gradually country are overflowing with gratitude enable them, by honest industry, to to their English fellow.subjects. More, provide for themselves : and, on this I trust, has been done in this single principle, (except in cases of urgent year than in past centuries, towards a calamity, like the occasion which called real union of the countries. One little forth the unexampled liberality of Eng- anecdote I will mention. My friend, land this year,) gifts of money, of food, Mr. Forster, in a ride the other mornof clothing, are, I couceive to be depre- ing, fell in with a party of our peasants. cated, especially where the Irish are One man said, ' But for the Englislı, the concerned, in whom it should be our people would have perished in the great object to elicit and cherish, what, ditches, and we should now have a from long mismanagement, is deplora- plague iu the country.' Another, a ve. bly wanting among usma spirit of inde verable old man, then, calmly, but with pendence. And again, that only can profound emotion, said, 'God bless them be extended good which is adminis. for their goodness!' and, after a short panse, added, And He will bless them!' and of depositing the record of them in These are the very words, and this is but the hands of the destitute in all coun. a fair specimen of the prevalent feeling.”. tries, nominally Christian, it has been
presented to the notice of the convenAMERICAN PROTESTANT EPIS. tions for sandry years past; and, under
COPAL CONVENTIONS. continuance of the impression, there is Many of our readers having expressed now declared a deep conviction of the great interest in the state of the Pro- importance of the subject.” testant Episcopal Church in the United
Connecticut Contention. States of America, it may be gratifying “ The convention was well attended, to them to be presented with a few pas. both by clergy and laity; and it must sages from the minutes of the proceed. be gratifying to the friends of the church, ings of soine recent diocesan Conventions to be informed, that the retums of conof that church. We have selected the tribntions from the varions parishes in following miscellaneous particulars from the diocese, for the support of missions, the reports of their proceedings contail)- have much increased, and that a grow. edin the last twelve or fonrteen Numbers ing zeal for the general canse of religion, of the Gospel Advocate," an American and for the particular interest of our Episcopal periodical publication noticed Zion, was uniformly manifested on this in our Literary Intelligence.
occasion." Pennsylrania Convention.
Mussachusetts Contention. Attached to the society for the ad. The following representation re vancement of Christianity in Pennsylva- specting the Massachusetts Protestant nia," is a Female Tract Society, which Episcopal Missionary Society, and trascontinne their exertions in publications, tees of the Bible, Prayer-book, and small in size, but eminently instructive.”. Tract Society, was read.
The Prayer.book Society, in conse. “ The Directors of the Massachusetts quence of gratuitous distributions be- Episcopal Missionary Society ask leave yond their means, are obliged to confine respectfully to represent to the conventhemselves 10 sell to subscribers at the tion the objects, condition, and prospects least possible price; and by this economy of this society; and to solicit their counhope to retrieve their affairs.
tenance and co-operation, “ The Sunday-school Society," the “ This Society was incorporated by bislıop observes, are pursning the ob. an act of the legislature in 1815, by the ject for which tliey were associated. It frame of the Massachusetts Episcopal should be understood, that the object is Missionary Society, and trustees of the distinct from that of any Sunday-school Massachusetts Episcopal Prayer-book society formed for giving instruction and Tract Society:' It was soon after It is merely for the cheaper supplying organized, and has since been continued of societies of the latter description, in existence by an annual election of witla elementary and other necessary officers on EasterTuesday. But little else hooks; and in this work they are likely has been done until the present year. On to be useful."
the fonrth of February last, a meeting The bishop recommends to the clergy of the friends of the elpurch, called at to consider the importance of the fund the request of the society, was held in of the society for the widows and chil. Boston, at which, and at an adjourned dren of deceased clergymen; and he meeting, the subject was fnlly discussed; very delicately brings to the view of the and measures were adopted to provide convention “ the design of creating a means to enable thc society to go into fund for the support of a future bishop, operation. Subscriptions were opened, so as to relieve hinn from the necessity of from which a considerable som has alhaving a parochial cure.”
ready been obtained ; and more, it is exOn the subject of the Bible Society, pected, will be received. The sum of 565 the bishop thus remarks: “ Although dollars has been already subscribed in the Bible Society of this city is not pecu. this town, to be paid annually, and more liarly attached to our communion, yet, than 300 dollars have been given in doas their object is not only of supreme im- nations to the society. portance, but one in which all denomi. “At the same meeting, a committee pations of Christians agree, and as it was appointed to correspond with all contributes its share to the great design the Episcopal Churches in the Commonof publishing the glad tidings of salvation wealth, for the pnrpose of proenring the where they have been hitherto unknown, establishment of an Auxiliary Society in
each church. A circular letter has that period, has never been known to be accordingly been addressed to each intoxicated once, though jutrusted withi church, stating the objects of the socie- a responsible office on the plantation, ty, with a reqnest for assistance. It is where he would not fail to be observed, not yet time to expect a full retorn from yet where opportunities for indulgence all the churches; but very encouraging would not be wanting: he therefore has accounts have been received from seve- given sufficient proof of bis reformation. ral, of the exertions which are making The other became a member of the in behalf of this society.
church, through baptism, last May; and, “ The objects of the society are to although he has not undergone the same assist the destitute eburches in our own length of trial, yet he lately gave a strong State, in providing themselves with the manifestation of the sincerity of his promeans of religion ; and as we shall be fession, by manfully resisting an inveleable to extend the same assistance to Pute habit, when opportunity threw oiber destitute portions of our country, femptation in his way: be has likewise and hereafter, if sufficient fonds should regained the good will and approbation be provided, 10 other countries. It is of his waster." also a prominent object, to provide
Maryland Contention. Prayer-books for the poor, either to be Ou the occasion of administering sold to them at a very low rate, or, in priest's orders to the Reverend Mr. "some ivstauces, to be distributed gratui. Judali, in his own church, the bishop tously. The fouds now in hand will enable observes ;—“ Such was the impression us to begin the prosecution of these niade by tbis solemn and sacred service, objects, although ou a very limited scale. in a place where perhaps it had never “ The committee for missions have not
before been performed, that a pious and as yet been able to do more in the pro- judicions layman remarked to me, that secution of the designs entrusted to
it would be of great service 10 the them, than to collect some information church to ordain ministers as often as I as 10 the portions of our church which could in their own churches. And I stand in the most urgent need of aid was so fully convinced of the correct. from the society. They have been pre- ness of this remark, that I have in every vented from doing more by the want of case, when circumstances would admit, clergyment to act as missionaries.''
and my own parochial duties would South Carolina Convention.
allow, yielded to such reqnests: and I The bishop, who is a strenuous advo- mean to continue to yield to them when. cate for Sunday schools, remarks: “I ever my obligations to my own people will detain you from the business of the will authorize me." convention no longer than until I have
New Jersey Convention. again expressed to my brethren of the We notice with pleasure the judicious clergy ny earuest desire, that, whererer practice, adopted in New Jersey, of apit is not found, as the result of much pointing, at each convention, the pa. endeavour, utterly impracticable, Sun. rocbial clergy to perform missionary day schools should be instituted by duties in the vacant parishes. These them, having for their object, chiefly, duties are uot so likely to be neglected, the Christian instruction of the poor, when to each clergyman is assigned his and the lowly in condition, (whatever proper sphere of action, and he is rebe their colour), and their children.” quired to report his proceedings at the
The recior of St. John's, Berkley, stated annual meetings. made the following interesting report The Liturgy, constantly used, will on the instructioporibe People of Colour preserve a church in the worst of times. “ I cannot forbear stating a fact, which, This has been strikingly evinced in the to every unprejudiced mind, must tend State of New Jersey. Originally settled to recommend this labour of love. Among by the Swedes and Dutch, and, when those whom I have instructed, and after- it became an Euglish“ province, inlia. wards baptized, are two men, who from bited chiefly by Quakers and Baptisis, their frequent intoxication, (nay babi. it was not till the year 1701, that any tual drunkevyes:,) bad become almost congregation existed there in commuuseless to their owners, but who, since nion with the Church of England. they have joined the church, have com. When the revolutionary war pletely reformed, and are valuable to menced, a few scattered congregatious their masters, One has been a communi- had been formed under six or seven cant upwards of three years, and, within missionaries, sent over by the society CHRIST, OBSERV, No. 521.
for propagating the Gospel. That are engaged in the preparatory studies, event operated there, as it did every and some of them are ready to apply where else. The contexion of the for admission as candidates for orders." church with the state of England, led Among the deacons, ordained by the to the persecution of the focks, and bishop, one is a respectable Coloured the dispersion of the shepherds. The man, who officiated in the African destitute congregations were like sickly churchi, called St. Philip's, in New hot-house plants, which withered under York; where, the bishop observes," he the chilling infuences of desertion, po- was collecting a large congregation, verty, and reproach. In this condition who exhibited much order and devotion they have continued to preserve a trail in the exercise of worsbip.” We speak and tremulons life, even til the present of these exertions as past, and not pre. moment. The first bishop was conse- sent, becanse we have learned that the crated in 1815, and there were then church was unhappily destroyed by fire barely enough clergymen in the diccese, in December last. to constitute the canonical number of From the report of the committee for electors. Compared with this state of propagating the Gospe!, of which the things, the growth of the church, for the bishop, by virtue of his office, is presilast six years, has been rapid, though it dent, it appears that there are thirteer has consisted principally in the rerova. missionaries employed. tion of decayed aud destitute congre- The Rev. Amos Pardee, formerly of gations.
Massachusetts, and now a missionary at New York Conrention.
Manlins, Onondaga county, and parts The clergy of this diocese consist of adjacent, speaks thas of his labours : the bishop' and eighty clergymen, of “Al Jamesville I have, since Decemwhom sixty-five are presbyters and ber lasi, officiated every fourth Sunfifteen deacons. Of these, four pres. day; and, on more than half of the rebyters are withont cures, and tour pres. maining Sundays, have there held a byters and two deacons are instructors third service; and on other days bave of youth in colleges, academies, and there, as well as in the village of Man private schools. In the course of the lins, often visited the people of the conyear preceding the convention, the gregation from house to house, Wbere, bishop ordained six deacons and four a short time since, only one episcopal presbyters, instituted one presbyter, family resided, there a respectable conconsecrated three churches, laid the gregation has now been collected, and corner-stone of a new church in tbe a 'number of persons of the first respect city of New York, and administered ability, of information, of wealth, and of confirmation, in various parts of the influence, have, from principle, attachdiocese, to three hundred and sixty-foused themselves to the church; many persons. “ The rite of confirmation," Prayer-books are there seen in use; the he observer, “ has been so frequently 'responses are made with much propriely administered in the various congrega- and solemnuity, and the congregation of tions, that it is not to be expected the worshippers are not only increasing in niimbers confirmed will be so great as numbers, but also are appareutly grow. heretofore. It is a circumstance, how. ing in grace and in the knowledge of ever, gratifying to every friend of our ibeir God and Saviour." church to know, that in the western We cannot close these extracts witbdistrict particularly, and at Turin, on out subjoining the following remarks of the Black River, the persons confirmed, the bishop, on the value of missionary principally of adult age, were, with few labours, which occur in his address to exceplions, those who, not edueated in the conveution, and wbich we thought our church, had embraced it from a proper to reserve for this place. They conviction of the sonndness of its prin- well deserve the attention of the friends ciples, and of its affording, eminently, of the church in every part of our conn. the means of spiritual edification, and try. “ In thus recording,” says the bithose apostolic ministrations and cere shop," the advancement of our church, monies by which their communion is to I would beseech you to bear in miod, be established and maintained with that that but for missionary labours, I should Redeemer who, throngh his church, not have had the gratification of winessconveys the blessings of bis salvation.". ing, nor yon of hearing, these animating There are now thirteen candidates for events. Our clurch, in almost every orders; and “ nearly as many, at New instance, has arisen in the new settleYork and at the academy at Geneva, ments from the smallest begipuings. A
few charchmen, adhering with a zeal this Association in 1817, it was asserted wbich no depression could extinguish, that the inhabitants of the town of and no difficulties daunt, to the faith, Northampton were, with only two or the ministry, and the worship of that three exceptions, supplied with Bibles, church which, as that fold of their Re. and that consequently, so far as regard deemer in which they are to be nurtured ed the domestic department, no neces. for heaven, engrossed their warmest sity existed for such an institution. The affections, communicated, by conversa. result, however, has demonstrated alike tion, and especially by regular meeting the fallacy of this opinion and the effi. for worship, a portion of their zeal 10 cacy of the means adapled. The num. others; and thus their small assembly ber of copies already distributed ex. gradually augmenting, and cherished by ceeds 2000, and more than 200 subtlle occasional visits of a missionary, scribers remain to be supplied. The rose at last to a congregation, which by total amount collected is 11131." extraordinary exertions erected an edi. From the Elerenth Report of the Kingstonfice for worship. This is the history of upon- Llull Auxiliary Bible Society. the rise of our church, in almost all “ Besides the copies confided to the those many cases in which we see her inasters of the fishing ships for sale exhibiting the standard of apostolic among their own crews, Bibles and truth, and primitive order, in those new Testaments in foreigu languages have, settlements of our State, where abound in several instances, been taken on nearly all the variety of sects into which board, to answer any occasions which Christians are unlieppily divided. And, might arise in the course of the voyage. brethren of the clergy and laiiy, let me The history of one of these, an Esqui: impress deeply upon yoll, that this maux Testament, will be interesting :-, might be the bistory of ihe rise of our •In May, 1820, (the captain reporis) church in innumerable more cases, being in South East Bay, we were visited could we extend the sphere of mission by several of the inhabitants, both male ary exertions."
and female, who staid on board a con
siderable time. Having been supplied BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE. with some Esquimaux Testaments preSOCIETY.
violis to leaving Holl, I gave one to ą, We copy the following passages, rela. leading character among them.' He apo tive to the domestic proceedings of the peared to kvow what book it was, and British and Foreigo Bible Society, from pointed with his finger to the sky, say. some of the Society's recept Monthly iug, “Very good !' Fit then asked me, Extracts;" reserving an interesting se- • What truck?' or vliat he must give ries of quotations from its foreign coule me in exchange, I cndeavoured to make mu nications for a future Number. lima mderstand that I gave it him; and
“ From Mr. C. S. Dudley. he put the book into his bosom. During " I gratify my own wishes, and I the time that he remained on board, he doubt not those of the Committee, by wrote several Christian names on a giving you a sketch of the Hackney slate, which could be distinctly made Ladies' Bible Association. This inslia out. After some time he pulled off bis tution, embracing the villages ot' Hack. boots, and gave them into my hand. ney, Homerton, and Clapton, is divided I asked hin, why he did that. He im, into twenty-three districts, which are mediately took the book from his bosom, placed uoder fifty-four collectors. Of to slew it was for that, that he was Wie zeal and diligence of these ladies, ready to part with so essential an article the following results «ffords conclusive of his dress. I intimaled that I could evidence : free subscribers, (28; sul- not think of taking them, and endeascribers for Bibles, 731; Bibles and voured to make him understand that I Testamenis distributed, 528. They have had brought on the books ou purpose voted for the general object of the Pa. to give freely to such persons as himrent Society (no return required), 5001. selt : but he threw down the boots on These results derive additional value the cabin Boor, ran upon deck, and imfroni the prudence and discretion which niediately got over the ship's side, along have in a remarkable munuer charac. with bis companions, who descended terized this Association."
with him into their boats; when the From the Sume.
whole company gave as three cheers, " I attended the Fifth Annual Meet. and returned on shore.” ing of the Northamptou Ladies' Asso- " It cannot but atiurd pleasure to the ciation. Before the establishment of Society to have put the New Testament