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displayed on the occasion. The last mentioned gentleman observed, that education was power, and a power that might be abused. It might be like the volcano, which devastates the neighbouring territory; or like the sun, which imparts light and heat to the world. Now a knowledge of the Scriptures would give a right direction to the power which the poor would obtain by being instructed; so that they would become more happy in themselves, and more useful to others. Colonel Tilson was elected president of the society.

SHROPSHIRE AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.

Two branches of this society have been established; one in the village of Madely, of which R. Ferriday, Esq. is president, R. Barnard, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev. J. Wallace, secretary; and the other at Wellington, of which W. Cludde, Esq. is president, T. Reynolds, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev.T. Eyton, secretary. The contributions of the inhabitants of Madely amounted to 1131. 3s.6d.

I}LACKHEATH AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. The first annual meeting of this society was held on the 9th of May, the Right Hon. N. Vansittart in the chair. The following is an abstract of the Report made to the meeting on this occasion. In order to ascertain the want of Bibles among the poor, it had been thought advisable to divide the committee into sub-committees. Their inquiries have not, as yet, been carried to the extent wished by themselves; but they have already found that more than 5000 families are not in possession of the Word of God ; and they have actual applications from more than 650 in Deptford ; about 750 in Greenwich; 800 in Woolwich; and about 150 in other places. Only 520 Bibles, and

591 Testaments have already been procured; of which 250 have been distributed at Greenwich, 250 at Deptford, 250 at Woolwich, and about 200 in other places within the operations of the Society. In the course of these inquiries, the gentlemen of the respective sub-committees have often been much delighted to witness the solicitude expressed by the poor to possess the Sacred Volume. The amount of subscriptions and donations already received, is 1008l. While they rejoice that this sum has, in so short a time, been contributed, they cannot but earnestly press upon the consideration of their supporters its inadequacy to afford a supply commensurate to the numerous applications they have above described. Bible associations are forming, agreeably to the 13th Resolution of the General Meeting, and ten such associations are already organized, viz. six at Woolwich, two at Greenwich, and two at Deptford. These associations now comprise about 500 subscribers; and it is already ascertained that they will together produce, by means of weekly and other contributions, at least 170l. per annum. But these associations are still more valuable in displaying the zeal, and exciting the activity of so many individuals, and as instruments by which its influence will be extended into quarters which the exertions of its original members might not be able to reach. Contemplating, on the one hand, what has been effected in the small compass of less than three months; looking, on the other hand, at the great field of operation which lies before them—“they feel the mingled emotions of delight and anxiety; —grateful delight, that through the benevolence of those who are already members of this society, 950 families have had the bread of life put into their hands:–anxiety, lest they should not, for a long time to come, be able to communicate the same precious gift to the hundreds whoma diery in Ireland; and, as a proof of this, it was mentioned that thirtynine men of one company, belonging to a regiment quartered at Island Bridge, near Dublin, had presented a memorias, accompanied by a recommendation from their officers, Praying to be supplied with Bibles at the reduced price. To meet these increasing demands, the Committee, it was stated, had imported, in the course of the year, more than 20,000 Bibles and Testaments; and that there were issued from the repository, during the last twelve months, 6,379 Bibles and 6,405 Testaments; in all, 12,784 Bibles and Testaments. This Report was received with loud applauses, and appeared to excite the most pleasing sensations in the members and friends of the institution. Several very animating speeches were delivered; Rev. B. W. Mathias and Dr. Thorp, secretaries; Mr. Singer, Rev. Peter Roe, Rev. Robert Shaw, Rev. George Hamilton, &c. severally addressed the meeting ; and one determination seemed to pervade the whole, that * never relaxing in exertion till the Bible was put into the hands of every individual in Ireland who can read. . In fine, their meeting bore resemblance to that held annually in the metropolis of the empire, when nearly two thousand persons assemble, and engage in the great work of sending the Bible to every Quarter of the globe. Various resolutions were passed; by one of which the new Committee is instructed to apply to the clergy, and also to the ministers of dissenting congregations in Dublin, to make collections for the Society, in their respective places of worship.

SUSSEX AUXILIARY BIBLE SO. CIETY. The first annual meeting of this society was held on the 27th of August, at Brighton; T. R. Kemp, Esq. M. P. in the chair. The as: *mblage was, numerous, compris. "g nearly all the talent, conse

quence, and respectability of the county. From the Report it appeared that the receipts of the Society had been 913]. 14s. 2d. of which 700l. had been transmitted to the Parent Society. The number of Bibles and Testaments which had been distributed was 2296. Very eloquent and animated addresses were made to the assembly, by the Chairman, the Rev. John Styles, W. Wigney, Esq. Rev. H. Palmer, Mr. Marten, Mr. Glasyer, Mr. Harrison, the Rev. Joseph Hughes, the Rev. J. W. Cunningham (who attended on the part of the Rev. J. Owen), the Rev. J. Serjeant, the Rev. Mr. Gillard, and C. N. Noel, Esq. M. P.

HENLEY AUxuliary BIBLE SO.
CIETY.

The friends to the design of forming an Auxiliary Bible Society in Henley, for that town and neighbourhood, and the eastern part of the county of Oxford, met, according to advertisement, in the town-hall, on Friday, October 2, 1812. Colonel Tilson, of Watlington Park, was in the chair, and opened the business in a manner highly honourable to his benevolence and Christian principles. The Rev. Mr. Hughes, after perspicuously and eloquently describing the object and constitution of the British and Foreign Bible Society, proceeded to lay before the assembly much interesting information, respecting what the Parent Society had already accomplished. In the course of his speech, he expressed his admiration of our excellent Liturgy, and his concurrence in the eulogy which had been bestowed upon it by the Rev. Robert Hall. The Rev. Mr. Townshend, the Rev. Mr. Joyce, William Combes, Esq., the Rev. Mr. Fisher, the Rev. William Marsh, the Rev. Mr. Churchill, John Reade, Esq. and the Rev. Mr. Cunningham (who attended on behalf of Mr. Owen), severally addressed to meeting; but it is impossible to do justice to the eloquence which was isplayed on the occasion. The last mentioned gentleman observed, that ducation was power, and a power hat might be abused. It might be ike the volcano, which devastates he neighbouring territory; or like he sun, which imparts light and seat to the world. Now a knowedge of the Scriptures would give 1 right direction to the power which he poor would obtain by being instructed; so that they would become more happy in themselves, and more useful to others. Colonel Tilson was elected president of the society.

SHROPSHIRE AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.

Two branches of this society have been established; one in the village of Madely, of which R. Ferriday, Esq. is president, R. Barnard, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev. J. Wallace, secretary; and the other at Wellington, of which W. Cludde, Esq. is president, T. Reynolds, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev.T. Eyton, secretary. The contributions of the inhabitants of Madely amounted to 1131. 3s.6d.

BLACKHEATH AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. The first annual meeting of this society was held on the 9th of May, the Right Hon. N. Vansittart in the chair. The following is an abstract of the Report made to the meeting on this occasion. In order to ascertain the want of Bibles among the poor, it had been thought advisable to divide the committee into sub-committees. Their inquiries have not, as yet, been carried to the extent wished by themselves; but they have already found that more than 5000 families are not in possession of the Word of God; and they have actual applications from more than 650 in Deptford; about 750 in Greenwich; 800 in Woolwich; and about 150 in other places. Only 520 Bibles, and

591 Testaments have already been procured; of which 250 have been distributed at Greenwich, 250 at Deptford, 250 at Woolwich, and about 200 in other places within the operations of the Society. In the course of these inquiries, the gentlemen of the respective sub-committees have often |. much delighted to witness the solicitude expressed by the poor to possess the Sacred Volume. The amount of subscriptions and donations already received, is 1008l. While they rejoice that this sum has, in so short a time, been contributed, they cannot but earnestly press upon the consideration of their supporters its inadequacy to afford a supply commensurate to the numerous applications they have above described. Bible associations are forming, agreeably to the 13th Resolution of the General Meeting, and ten such associations are already organized, viz. six at Woolwich, two at Greenwich, and two at Deptford. These associations now comprise about 500 subscribers; and it is already ascertained that they will together produce, by means of weekly and other contributions, at least 170l. per annum. But these associations are still more valuable in displaying the zeal, and exciting the activity of so many individuals, and as instruments by which its influence will be extended into quarters which the exertions of its original members might not be able to reach. Contemplating, on the one hand, what has been effected in the small comass of less than three months; ooking, on the other hand, at the great field of operation which lies before them—“they feel the mingled emotions of delight and anxiety; —grateful delight, that through the benevolence of those who are already members of this society, 950 families have had the bread of life put into their hands:—anxiety, lest they should not, for a long time to come, be able to communicate the same precious gift to the hundreds whom diery in Ireland; and, as a proof of this, it was mentioned that thirtynine men of one company, belonging to a regiment quartered at Island Bridge, near Dublin, had presented a memorial, accompanied by a recommendation from their officers, Praying to be supplied with Bibles at the reduced price. To meet these increasing demands, the Committee, it was stated, had imported, in the course of the year, more than 20,000 Bibles and Testaments; and that there were issued from the repository, during the last twelve months, 9,379 Bibles and 6,405 Testaments; in all, 12,784 Bibles and Testaments. This Report was received with loud applauses, and appeared to excite the most pleasing sensations in the menubers and friends of the institution. Several very animating speeches were delivered; Rev. B. W. Mathias and Dr. Thorp, secretaries; Mr. Singer, Rev. Peter Roe, Rev. Robert Shaw, Rev. George Hamilton, &c. severally addressed the meeting ; and one determination seemed to pervade the whole, that •s never relaxing in exertion till the Bible was put into the hands of every individual in Ireland who can read. In fine, their meeting bore resemblance to that held annually in, the metropolis of the empire, when nearly two thousand persons assemble, and engage in the great work of sending the Bible to every Quarter of the globe. Various resolutions were passed; by one of which the new Committee is instructed to apply to the clergy, and also to the ministers of dissenting congregations in Dublin, to make collections for the Society, in their respective places of worship.

SUSSEX AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. The first annual meeting of this society was held on the 27th of August, at Brighton; T. R. Kemp, Esq. M. P. in the chair. The as: semblage was numerous, compris"g nearly all the talent, conse

quence, and respectability of the county. From the Report it appeared that the receipts of the Society had been 9131. 14s. 2d. of which 700l. had been transmitted to the Parent Society. The number of Bibles and Testaments which had been distributed was 2296. Very eloquent and animated addresses were made to the assembly, by the Chairman, the Rev. John Styles, W. Wigney, Esq. Rev. H. Palmer, Mr. Marten, Mr. Glasyer, Mr. Harrison, the Rev. Joseph Hughes, the Rev. J. W. Cunningham (who attended on the part of the Rev. J. Owen), the Rev. J. Serjeant, the Rev. Mr. Gillard, and C. N. Noel, Esq. M. P.

HENLEY AUXILIARY BIBLE SO.
CIETY.

The friends to the design of forming an Auxiliary Bible Society in Henley, for that town and neighbourhood, and the eastern part of the county of Oxford, met, according to advertisement, in the town-hall, on Friday, October 2, 1812. Colonel Tilson, of Watlington Park, was in the chair, and opened the business in a manner highly honourable to his benevolence and Christian principles. The Rev. Mr. Hughes, after perspicuously and eloquently describing the object and constitution of the British and Foreign Bible Society, proceeded to lay before the assembly much interesting information, lespecting what the Parent Society had already accomplished. In the course of his speech, he expressed his admiration of our excellent Liturgy, and his concurrence in the eulogy which had been bestowed upon it by the Rev. Robert Hall. The Rev. Mr. Townshend, the Rev. Mr. Joyce, William Combes, Esq., the Rev. Mr. Fisher, the Rev. William Marsh, the Rev. Mr. Churchill, John Reade, Esq. and the Rev. Mr. Cunningham (who attended on behalf of Mr. Owen), severally addressed th: meeting; but it is impossible to do justice to the eloquence which was displayed on the occasion. The last mentioned gentleman observed, that education was power, and a power that might be abused. It might be like the volcano, which devastates the neighbouring territory; or like the sun, which imparts light and heat to the world. Now a knowledge of the Scriptures would give a right direction to the power which the poor would obtain by being instructed; so that they would become more happy in themselves, and more useful to others. Colonel Tilson was elected president of the society.

SHROPSHIRE AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.

Two branches of this society have been established; one in the village of Madely, of which R. Ferriday, Esq. is president, R. Barnard, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev. J. Wallace, secretary; and the other at Wellington, of which W. Cludde, Esq. is president, T. Reynolds, Esq. treasurer, and the Rev.T. Eyton, secretary. The contributions of the inhabitants of Madely amounted to 1131. 3s.6d.

BLACKHEATH AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. The first annual meeting of this society was held on the 9th of May, the Right Hon. N. Vansittart in the chair. The following is an abstract of the Report made to the meeting on this occasion. In order to ascertain the want of Bibles among the poor, it had been thought advisable to divide the committee into sub-committees. Their inquiries have not, as yet, been carried to the extent wished by themselves; but they have already found that more than 5000 families are not in possession of the Word of God; and they have actual applications from more than 650 in Deptford; about 750 in Greenwich; 800 in Woolwich; and about 150 in other places. Only 520 Bibles, and

591 Testaments have already been procured; of which 250 have been distributed at Greenwich, 250 at Deptford, 250 at Woolwich, and about 200 in other places within the operations of the Society. In the course of these inquiries, the gentlemen of the respective sub-committees have often been much delighted to witness the solicitude expressed by the poor to possess the Sacred Volume, The amount of subscriptions and donations already received, is 1008l. While they rejoice that this sum has, in so short a time, been contributed, they cannot but earnestly press upon the consideration of their supporters its inadequacy to afford a supply commensurate to the numerous applications they have above described. Bible associations are forming, agreeably to the 13th Resolution of the General Meeting, and ten such associations are already organized, viz. six at Woolwich, two at Greenwich, and two at Deptford. These associations now comprise about 500 subscribers; and it is already ascertained that they will together produce, by means of weekly and other contributions, at least 170l. per annum. But these associations are still more valuable in displaying the zeal, and exciting the activity of so many individuals, and as instruments by which its influence will be extended into quarters which the exertions of its original members might not be able to reach. Contemplating, on the one hand, what has been effected in the small comass of less than three months ; ooking, on the other hand, at the great field of operation which lies before them—“they feel the mingled emotions of delight and anxiety; —grateful delight, that through the benevolence of those who are already members of this society, 950 families have had the bread of life put into their hands:—anxiety, lest they should not, for a long time to come, be able to communicate the same precious gift to the hundreds whoma

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