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education, -a fund, the benefits of relations of the insurer. The restricwhich will not be doled out as an tion thus made, has enabled the Dialms, but which will have been secured rectors to avail themselves of a recent to the insurer as his legal right. act of parliament, and to enrol the

In the next two classes of insurance, Society under its provisions, which those for endowment of children, pro- thereby is entitled to the privilege of viding assistance in their maintenance investing its capital in government and education, and securing annuities debentures at a fixed rate of interest, to commence from almost any period and to other important advantages, of life, the Society has adopted a prin- so that nothing can stand between the ciple, which cannot fail of rendering Society and family of the insurer, to its endeavours highly popular; that of prevent the sum insured being paid returning the premiums paid in the to them directly by the Society, withevent of the child or person dying out any deduction whatever.

The before the age at which the payment

Directors have already granted many is to be made or from which the an- insurances of this nature, and the nuity is to commence; for instance, if readiness with which the proposals to a clergyman have paid four pounds a limit the insurer's power of appropriyear for eight years, to insure to his ating his insurance has been accepted, child 501. at fourteen, and the child encourages the Directors to hope that die at thirteen, the Society will return such insurances will become universal 321. being the sum he has actually among the clergy. It is a primary paid. This arrangement prevents total object of the Society to effect proviloss; the Society stands to the insurer, sion for the widows and orphan chilin the condition of a party to whom dren of the clergy, but this benevolent he is obliged, under the penalty of purpose would often be defeated in the losing his deposits, to fulfil an engage- ordinary mode of insurance. ment to confer an advantage on his It is provided by the rules of the child. It may not unfrequently hap- Society, that two-thirds of the surplus pen, that the accumulation of interest capital, or profit, arising from the upon the sums so deposited, would, if insurances, shall be applied every five invested in the funds, produce nearly years for the benefit of the insurers; the sum which the Society is bound to the remaining third will be carried pay to the insurer; but the difficulties to a fund, called the “ Fund in Aid," attendant upon investing small sums formed by the donations and contriin government or other securities is butions of the friends of the Society. generally so great, as to prevent most It is a distinguishing character of the persons from practising such economy; Clergy Mutual Assurance Society, that and unless some Society, like the pre- all its officers, excepting one assistant sent, undertake the charge of requiring Secretary, not only act gratuitously, the payments intended for the child's but that they are actual contributors advantage to be regularly paid, that of annual subscriptions to the Society. good purpose, which many persons To this Fund in Aid the Directors desire to carry into effect, of laying most earnestly would ask the support by every year a certain small sum to

of the clergy and laity; its applicaprovide for a child's future expenses, tion must depend necessarily upon its will very rarely indeed be begun, or amount, which will be increased by if begun is likely to be interrupted by that portion of the profits arising from the most trivial occurrences.

insurances, which is generally devoted The last class of insurances is that in other societies to payment of salafor payment of any sum not exceeding ries and dividends to directors and 10001. to the widow and children of proprietors. The Directors confidently the insurer, or in default of them to anticipate that they will hereafter be his nominee, being a relative. The enabled, out of this fund, to reduce difference between this and the ordi- the amount of premiums paid in benary life insurance consists in the half of distressed clergymen and their insurance being limited in favour of families, and, if it should be found the widow and children or nearest advisable, to increase the allowance

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to invalided clergymen, and in cases the advantage of possessing the sancof clergymen leaving large families, tion of the whole bench of Bishops, to make some considerable addition who have concurred in forwarding the to the sum payable to their widows design of a Society, which both offers and children under policies of life to the Clergy the strongest inducement insurance.

to attempt individually to make proThe demands upon the Society's re- vision for themselves in the time of sources in the first years of its establish- need; and which also may be found ment cannot be great; the Directors capable of aiding to a very considerahave, however, taken the precaution to ble extent the charitable designs of the provide a guarantee to the amount of Diocesan Clergy Associations, in ma10,000l. to which the Archbishops and king provision for the education and Bishops, and the Directors have sub- putting forth into the world those scribed, for the specific amounts at- orphan children, who may have no tached to their names, which guarantee other support but that which a diois enrolled according to the act of par- cesan fund is able to afford. liament.

Those who wish for further inLocal agents will shortly be ap- formation may procure a circular, pointed in the various dioceses, who gratis, at Messrs. Rivington's, St. will undertake gratuitously to give in- Paul's Church-Yard. formation concerning the views, and N. B. The Society is open to the to forward the operations of the So- Clergy, their wives, widows, or chilciety. In several dioceses the Clergy dren, all of whom are qualified to be and Laity have formed local boards, assured members; but persons, being and established suitable rules and relations by blood of any Clergyman, regulations for their proceedings; and or of the wife, widow, or child of a the Directors confidently anticipate Clergyman, may make an assurance that, ere another year is past, this in the behalf of the persons to whom example will be followed generally in they are so related. Sons and daughthe several dioceses and archdeaconries ters of deceased Clergymen are admisof the kingdom. The Directors have sible into the Society.

ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF DR. BRAY'S ASSOCIATES, For Founding Clerical Libraries in England and Wales, and Negro Schools in

British America, &c. for the year 1829. During the past year, very favour- of the board, have, for the most part, able accounts have been received of been funded, and a pleasing hope the progress of Christian education in

may be entertained, that the original the schools for coloured children, grant made in the year 1767, by the established by the Associates in Phi- Rev. T. Upcher, of Sudbury, in Suffolk, ladelphia, the Bahama Islands, at will more than fulfil the benevolent Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the views by which that gentleman was neighbourhood of that city. Much influenced. Christian instruction is, doubtless, pro- In consequence of the improvement moted by these schools, and much in this part of the Associates' property, more good would be effected, if the the Bishop of Pennsylvania, with the funds of the Association were com- Trustees, have respectfully, but earmensurate with the requests for its nestly, expressed a hope, that, by their assistance.

being authorized to pay a more liberal Under the judicious agency of the remuneration to the conductors of the gentlemen in Philadelphia, who, in schools in Philadelphia, they might concurrence with the Bishop of Penn- render the education both more effecsylvania, are pleased to direct the con- tive and more extensive. The Assocerns of the Associates in America, ciates, after maturely considering this considerable arrears have been re- application, and the merits of other covered, and transmitted to the trea- claims upon them, have thought them

These arrears, by the direction selves justified in increasing the sala

surer.

ries of the schoolmaster and mistress thing that the Associates can desire, at Philadelphia ; and they do not and indeed a pattern for schools. I doubt but the benefits will be seen, sincerely hope the New - England both in the improved education, and in Company may continue their bounty the increased number of their Ame- to it, of which it is eminently derican scholars.

serving." In the abstract of last year's pro

The state of the school at Hamceedings were noticed the declining mond's Plains, Nova Scotia, is very state and sufferings of Mrs. Cormick, satisfactorily reported in a letter adwho had long superintended the school dressed to the Bishop of Nova Scotia, of the Associates, at Halifax, Nova from Mr. William Nisbett, catechist Scotia.

and reader at the Blacks' settlements That report influenced the charitable at Preston and Hammond's Plains. feelings of an unknown correspondent, The Rev. Roger Vietts, in a letter, who transmitted to the trustees the dated Digby, Nova Scotia, July 31, sum of ten pounds, to afford some 1829, and addressed to the Secretary, additional comfort to Mrs. Cormick, transmits a favourable account, in in her last days. It is satisfactory to general, of the school at Digby. He be able to state that the kind intentions writes well of the master, but adds, of the donor were fulfilled. Mrs. that the progress of the scholars is not Cormick lived to receive and be be- so great as it would be, if their attendnefited by the gift; and, after evincing ance were more regular. christian resignation, died in christian Mr. Vietts takes pleasure in kindly faith and hope.

superintending this school; and it is In consequence of the improved not doubted but that he will do what state of the Upcher portion of the may be in his power to direct it to the Society's property, the Associates have most extensive and useful operation. lost no time in considering how far No account has been received they would be justified in extending during the past year, from the Rev. the benefit of that increase. Having, Thomas B. Rowland, D.D., of the for this purpose, entered into cor- Associates' school at Shelburn, Nova respondence with the Bishop of Nova Scotia. Dr. Rowland, in the last Scotia, with a view to ascertain to what letter received from him, dated Ocschool in particular, within his dio- tober 14, 1828, writes : cese, any additional aid might be most “I have the pleasure to bear tesbeneficially applied, and the Bishop timony to Mr. Roswell Brown's conhaving stated that, under its present tinued attention to the school, with management, he could not but consider

success, as well on Sundays as on the the Preston school as of more import- other days of the week.” ance than any school for

negroes

that With respect to the remaining had ever been opened at Halifax; it school on the Associates' list, situated was resolved, whien the matter had at Nassau, New Providence, Balama been duly considered by a committee, Islands, the Secretary had the pleasure that, in compliance with the wish of of seeing, in England, last summer, the Bishop, the salary of the school- the Rev. John Hepworth, who kindly master at Preston should be aug- benefits the school by his superinmented according to its necessities, tendence, and from him he received a and to the means of the Association, favourable report of its progress. The at the discretion of the Treasurer and Madras system of education was inSecretary

troduced by the Associates into this Of the good management and bene- school, some years back, and is now in ficial results of this school, the most successful operation. A bill has lately satisfactory reports have, indeed, been arrived, drawn in favour of the schoolreceived during the past year.

master, by the Rev. Andrew Strachan, In a letter from the Bishop, his co-missionary with the Rev. William Lordship is pleased thus to express Hepworth, on which that gentleman himself:

certifies that every duty of the school" Clarke's school at Preston is every master has been duly performed.

VOL. XII.

NO, V.

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An assortment of books, slates, and and diocese of Chester, has also been pencils, has been forwarded to Ha- acknowledged with thanks. lifax, Nova Scotia, for the use of the The Lord Bishop of Llandaff has Negro schools established in that presented the Association with 21. 2s., country.

as a benefaction on his Lordship’s adOn the petition of the Rev. John mission. Evans, curate of Llanover, in the The Lord Bishop of Lincoln has county of Monmouth, and diocese of presented the Association with 21l. on Llandaff, sanctioned by his diocesan, his Lordship’s admission. a parochial library has been formed The Lord Bishop of Sodor and in that parish, since the last report. Man has presented the Association The receipt of the books has been with 21. 2s. on his Lordship's admisacknowledged, and thanks have been sion. expressed by the Rev. John Evaris. The Associates have desired, through

The receipt of the books sent to their Secretary, that their benefactors form a lending library at New Church, will be pleased to accept their grateful in Pendle, in the county of Lancaster, thanks.

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Receipts and Payments of the Associates, on Account of Parochial and Lending Libraries,

and for Instructing the Negroes, from March 6, 1829, to March 5, 1830.

Receipts. £. $. d. A Year's Dividend on 20001.

Old South Sea Annuities,

due October 10, 1829 .. 60 0 0 A Year's Dividend on 25001.

3 per Cent. Consols, due at Christmas, 1829

75 0 0 A Year's Dividend on 9001.

3 per Cent. Reduced, due

at Michaelmas, 1829 ..... 27 0 0 Received from the Treasurer

of the Estate in Philadelphia .......

...... 256 12 0 Subscriptions and Arrears 97 13

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BENEFACTIONS.

Payments. £. S. d.
Paid Messrs. Guy and Adams

for the Purchase of 2001.
3
per

Cent. Reduced An-
nuities, with Commission.. 182 7 6
Salaries to the Teachers of the

Schools at Nova Scotia, and

the Bahama Islands...... 119 11 0 A Benefaction to Mrs. Cor

mick, late Schoolmistress
at Halifax, Nova Scotia,

during her Illness.... 10 00 Mr. Gilbert, for Printing last

Year's Annual Report 12 14 6
Mr. Bird, a Year's Rent to
Christmas last

15 0 0 Mr. Bird, for repairing Books

for Llanover Library, Case
for ditto, and Carriage, and

stitching Annual Report 9 5 8
Books purchased during the
Year ..

59 15 6 Poundage to Mr. Stretton for collecting

5 0 0 Postage of Letters, Sumnonses, and Carriage of Annual Packets

3 16 8 Paper and Sealing Wax

0 16 0 Christmas Box to Mr. Bird's Servants

1 0 0 Balance due, last Year, to the Treasurer

7 15 2

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POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

DOMESTIC. - Our beloved Sove- part of our Constitution, or is it not? reign's indisposition cast an anxious If it is not, let the truth be at once degloom over the past month; and the clared; and let every person, Jew, mystery which, for a time, was thrown Mahommedan, or Pagan, be admitted around his sick bed, tended to increase equally to participate in its privileges, the alarm naturally excited through and divide its honours: but if it is, surethe country

ly it must be a strange inconsistency The accounts of the revenue for the to permit those who are not merely not last quarter present us with a melan- professors of it, but who are openly choly picture of the state of the and necessarily its enemies and decountry. The deficiency on the pre- spisers, to be placed in situations that sent quarter, on comparing it with the ought only to be filled by its supporters corresponding one in last year, amounts and defenders. How will the Jew mato 245,000l. ; whilst on the whole year gistrate be careful to preserve the it is nearly a million; and, to increase Christian Sabbath from profanation ?the calamitous statement, the defal- the day which, it is well known, is cation is principally in the excise chosen by their nation for all feasts duties:- for the quarter, 300,000l.; and merry-meetings, as not interfering for the whole year, 1,058,4211. with their worldly business. How can

A bill has been brought into the he legislate for the preservation and House of Commons, by Mr. R. Grant, peace of a Church which he devoutly for emancipating the Jews from their believes worships an impostor? It is, civil disabilities, and putting them, in indeed, startling to find so large a porall respects, on a footing with the chris- tion of our senators content tacitly to tian portion of the community: and, push religion out of the system of gonotwithstanding the opposition of the vernment, to introduce, as it may be ministry, the motion for the first said, a religious democracy into the reading was carried by a majority of country. But civil liberty is the idol eighteen. This opposition, it is ex- of the day; and the liberalist would pected, will be renewed with increased readily sacrifice his religion and his vigour when it is again brought for- country at her shrine :- any thing but ward, which it is appointed to be on himself and his own petty sordid inthe 3d of May. The principal argu

terests. ments urged in favour of the measure The tranquillity of Ireland, so posiare, that as the number of Jews now tively looked for, does not appear : resident in Great Britain does not concessions have only increased the amount to more than 27,000, and the demands of the demagogues; the rebenefits of the bill are only to extend peal of the union is now loudly clato natural born subjects, --supposing moured for; and a new Association them desirous, they must, from the (consisting of the members of the old smallness of their numbers, be incapa- Catholic Association,) has been got up ble of working any evil to the country: to support the pretension. On Easter and this we would pass over; if it is Monday the Roman Catholics appeared right for the few, it would be for the in great numbers at all the vestries many: and they have always hitherto held through Ireland, and opposed, in shewn themselves, at least during the every instance, each item of the sums last few centuries, peaceably disposed necessary for the support and repara-. persons, as long as they are permitted tion of the churches; demanding, in to heap up riches undisturbed. Ano- some instances, that the money should ther is, that having admitted both Dis- be applied to the building of Roman senters and Roman Catholics to every Catholic chapels. The advocates for privilege the state possesses, it is il- the measure passed last session confiliberal to the Jew to exclude him; dently affirmed that it would secure there is no just ground for considering

the Church of Ireland : she is now gahim an alien; and this produces the thering the first year's fruits of peace. questions, Is Christianity an essential

FRANCE. Some differences have

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