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has embraced a suitable occasion for Church, not satisfied with the such a discourse, in consequence of blood that had been shed, applied the death of a Mr. Charrier, late to the king in 1755 and in 1711, for French Master of the Royal Aca' stricter ineasures, thalsa there demy in his Majesty's Dock Yard, might be no more Cairinista in Portsmouth. ir. Charrier, il ap- France ! - A pious wish truly, imi. pears, was bred to the sea, and was tated elsewhere by certain persons ! taken prisoner by the English. Mr. Griffin fully exposes the im. Having tasted the sweets of religi- piety, cruelty, and mischievous efous freedom in this country, he was fects of persecution ; and displays, unwilling to return to his own on the other hand, the blessings of He appears to hare been brought religious liberty as the source of to a knowledge of the gospel, in individual happiness, -- as favourits power, under the ininistry of able to the advancement of genuMr. Ronainc, and continued to the ine religion,- affording an asylum time of his death, at the age of 73, to the persecuted, -- an example for a professor of the truth as it is in the imitation of other nations, – Jesus.
and as the ground of encouraging Mr. Griffin takes for his text expectation of the security and Matt. x. 23:- When they perse- prosperity of the country in which ente you in this city, flee je into it is allowed. another;' from which he directs the We wish that the just and liberal attention of his readers, I, To the sentiments enforced in this sermon, baleful subject of persccution; ?,' may be imbibed by every Britos, To the interesting subject of religi- and e-pecially by the rising genera. ous liberty; and, 3, To the useful tion; and therefore cordially reconsiderations which these subjects' commend the perusal of it to all suggest.
our readers. Some readers will be surprised to find that persecution continued in France till the tine of the Reyola.
LITERARY NOTICES. tion. So lately as the year 1762, The Life and Remains of the late Mr. Roche, a Protestani minister, Rev. R. Cecil (extracted from the and three gentlemen who were bro-' Ist ard 4th voluine of his Works) thers, were executed at Toulouse; is just printed, and will be shortly and a most tragical scene was er- published, in one vol. 8vo, by the hibited in the side town in the id. Rev. Mr. Pratt, the Editor. mily of Calas, wbo were most A Second Volume of Bogatsky's wickedly persecuted, and Mr. Calas, Golden Treasury, revised by the then 70 years of age, was cruelly Rev. Mr.Stei:kopff, is nearly ready tortured and broken on the wheel; for publication. while he cited the parliament that A 12mo volume of Sermons, by persecuted him to the tribunal of the late Mr. Boston, from his Ms. God. The Bishops of the komish will be shortly put to press.
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The Directors have received several Lellers from the Cape of Good Hope,
containing much interesting intelligence. MR. THOMPSON, a Missionary to the East, who sailed from Portsmouth, April 26, 1811, arrived safely, after a good voyage, at the Cape; he designs to proceed to the place of his destination by the Isle of France.
We have also the satisfaction to state that the Missionaries who were last sent out to strengthen the African missions, are safely arrived at the Cape. The German brethren, Helm, Schmelen. Messer, Ebner, and Sass, with the wives of two of them, and J. Corner, the Negro-Missionary, sailed from Portsmouth, in the Lady Barlow, June 21, 1811, and arrived at the Cape. Sept. 14, 1811. A short note, written on the day of their arrival, informis the Directors that the former part of their voyage was pleasant ; but the latter rough and dangerous.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30th, Mr. Bezaleel Bloomfield, of the Seminary at Gosport, was ordained to the Missionary work, at the Gravel-Pit Meeting: House, Hackney. Mr. Tracy prayed, &c.; Mr. Waugh briefly introduced the service, &c. ; Mr. Burder offered up the ordination prayer; Dr. Smilla gave the charge to Mr. Bloomfield ; and Mr. Collison concluded.
The destination of Mr. Bloomfield is to the Greek islands. He first proceeds to Malta, and will endeavour to promote the knowledge of the gospel by distributing the Scriptures in the Greek and Arabic languages. by Religious Tracts, and by every other mcans with which the providence. of God may furnish him. He sailed for Malta in the Ship Quiz, Nov. 11.
Mr. Wray, of Demarara, who has been on a visit to England for some * nonths, with a view of procuring further liberty for the Negroes to be instructed in the gospel, sailed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, for his former residence. His visit, we trust, has not been in vain.
SOUTH AFRICA. A LETTER has been received from Dr. Vanderkemp, dated Sept. I, 1811, at Cape Town, where he and Mr. Read had been for a considerable time, ou important business. Dr. Vanderkemp still. persists in his intenlion, if possible, to commence a mission in the great island of Madagascar; and was expecting Mr. Pacalt at the Cape from Bethelsdorp, to ac. company him.'"Mr. Ulbricht, who intended also to go, has been obliged to decline the undertaking, on account of the ill state of bis health. The Doctor intends to go to Madagascar by way of the Isle of Franco ; to the Governor of which, he hopes for a letter of recommendation from the (new) Governor of the Colony of the Cape, Sir John Craddock, whó bad uot arrived when this letter was written. : An Auxiliary Society has recently been formed at Cape Town in aid of the Missionary Society in London. This has been promoted by tho zealous effects of Dr. Vanderkemp, Mrs. Smith (who has been such an eminent friend to the cause) and several other persons, among whom is a British soldier from each of the three regiments of the garrisou.
His Excellency Governor Craddock, arrived September 5.
A rery interesting Leiler from the Missionary Read, has been received by
Mr. Lungton ; from which we collect the following information. The continuance of Dr. Vanderkemp and Mr. Read ai Cape Town, while waiting for the arrival of Governor Graddock, whom it was highly
expedient they sbould see, has not been in vain. They have had an oppor: tunity of preaching i wice a day, in Dutch, in their own hired house; and also three times a week, when health would permit, to the English ; and. they trust, with a diviuc blessing:
'The Sunday School, instituted for the Slaves, fourishes, and is likely to bo very useful. Several friends there have made a subscription for its support. Tam happy to say, for the encouragement of the Directors (says Mr. Read) that the Lord is raising up here a number of warm-hearted friends, who are ready to sacrifice some of their property to spread the gospel among the poor benighted licathen. I hopo, therefore, that they will not slacken their hands, while God is showing that the silver and the gold is his."
• The short visit of brother Thompson (on his way to the East) vas very agreeable. He preached with much acceptance to the British troops. lle sailed for the Isle of France on the 29th of August.'
Mr. Read confirms a report which had reached the Directors, that the Botorious African, who had committed so many outrages for several years past, had visited, or was expected to visit, the settlement at Warm Bath, in the Namaqua country, where Mr. Albricht laboured : in consequence of wbich Mr. and Mrs. Albricht had been obliged to withdraw for the present; and were at Camnicsherg when Mr. Kead last beard of them. at may be hoped that they will soon be cnabled to resume their in portant station, and that their hands will be much strengthened by the uccession of the band of Missionaries last sent out.
Mr. Head says that the accounts received from Bethelsdorp, while Dr. Vanderhemp and himself were detained at the Cape, are of the most pleasing nature, and afford great cause for thankfulness.
Ne veral pious persous from England, who now reside at the Cape, hate expressed a strong desire to accompany Mr. Read to Bethelsdorp, to 35sist the mission there.
We are sorry to find that the health of this useful Missionary is inter paired. I have been,' he says, for about three months past, indisposed in body, and anı still unwell; but hope, if the Lord spares me, to leave the Cape ; the country air may be of use to me, if there is more work for me to do. The Lord Jesus has all power in his hands. Lifc and death, sickness and lealth, mist obey him.'
Extract of a Leller from tl.c' Directors of the South African Society,
duled Cape Town, June 28, 1811.
(TRANSLATION.) We rejoice to be able to inforın you that the word of God is at this time more highly valued among iis ihan ever. Almost every evening in the week we have religious meelings. Many seem to regard the salvation of their immortal souls as the first concern. The assemblage, as well of Heathen as Christianis, is so numerous, that many houses and buildings are ofteu too small. This extraordinary sensation is certainly to be attributed to the frigniful carthquakes wilia which it has pleased God to visit us; for besides the first, which happened on the Ath day of Dec. 1809, wbich we cannot recollect without awe, we have lately felt two others; ono on the 7th inst. at uwon, and the other on the 19th, about 10 in the morning: but, thanks to God's inercy and goodness, we have been preserved agaid, and have not experienced any disagrecable consequences, although we have doubly merited them, on account of our manifold sins. We pray that the Lord may be pleased to cause the present apparent change in the minds of mon to be direcied to the glor, of his name and the salvation ufimunoti svuls.'
Exlracl of à Leller from the Missionary Lambert Janz, at Clear. IVater,
pear the Orange River, daled Feb. 22, 1811, addressed to the Directors of the Missionary Society.
lu my account of June 1810, I mentioned that tho Caffrarians had threatened to visit us; but litberto we have been preserved. What inay be perunitted betcafter we cannot say; we live in a changeable world; but this we know, that God is immutable, and faithful to all his promises, which shall be accomplished in due time. The multitude of the Heathen shall be brought into his kingdom; they are all his creatures; and the same work of grace shall be extended to thein as the most civilized nations.
• During the space of half a year a very dangerous fever has raged amoug us, which has proved fatal to many; it lius, however, been the occasion of leading one inau to seek the Lord; and, sioce his recovery, he appears to be still looking to Jesus, as the only Mediator.
• i am favoured continually with a good state of health; so that I have been enabled to perform the various duties of any station ; for which I have great reason to be thankful.
• The preaching of the word is very well attended, and, I trust, not in vain. Some have been with me, acknowledging what God has done for their souls; and I have exborted theia to inanifest the truth of their profession in their whole conversation and conduct. I have also inforined thein, that as soon as any fellow-missionaries arrive, we shall examine them, and if found worthy, admit them meinbers of the congregation of Christ.
• The school goes on well. Brother Anderson has sent us some little spelling-books; but what we shall do wben the children have learned them I cannot say, for we are in great want of suitable school books.
• We have been highly favoured as to rain, at three different periods., This place has been quite inundated. We seldoin obtain sufficient water, except by. thunder storms, wbich renders it generally very diflicult to make the fields and gardeas productive ; yet we all do the best we can to procure something from our ground.
• Froin this short account the Directors will perceive that affairs continue to go on tolerably well, although the Caffrarians still refuse to depart. They continue, hywever, as yet, to be quiet;, and should they threaten us again, the Almighty, I trust, will protect us; for we are not able to take any ineasures for our own defence; - our only weapon is prayer..
• God has already granted us the desire of our hearts ; we see the light of his glorious gospel shining in this dark desert; we therefore feel ourselves encouraged, with united bearts, to proceed in the further extension of the kingdom of Jesus.
That the Lord may direct your hearts, and give you wisdoin to select the best means of promotivg his cause, is the sincere wish of
Yours, &c. LAMBERT JANZ. Extract of a Leller from the Cape of Good Hope, dated June 15.
AFTER greatly lamenting the recall of Lord Caledon, the late Gover i bor, who had by his wise and excellent conduct, rendered himself dear to the whole colony, the writer says, -One of the inportant benefits resultjog from a journey which the late Governor has taken into the interior of the colony, and which occupied three months, is the establishment of a'. Commission from the Court of Justice (whose sittings are held in Cape Town) to go throughout the different districts once a year, or oftener if circumstances will permit, for the trial of offences. By this salutary regulation the farmers are saved the expence and trouble of a journey of; probabiy, from 300 to 500 miles, for the purpose of obtaining justice. The benefits resulting from this institution are incatenlable; and can only be duly appreciated by the result of a few years experience.'
We heartily concur in opinion with the unknown writer of this letters which we copy from the public prints. The Missionaries have long come plaised of grievous abuses and numerous murders committed in the remole parts of the colony: to which complaints, we believe, little credit was formerly given. But we rejoice in the method now adopted, and have no doubt that it will tend to the welfare of the South African Missions, and that the poor oppressed Hottentots will be freed from those oppressions which impeded their reception of the gospel of Christ. Estructs from the Report of the ment. I have made the experiBritish and Foreign Bible So- ment to try thero.
• A friend of mine, captain of a
Greek-vessel, assures me, that this In addition to the pleasing infor- will confer a remarkable advantage
mation contained in the Abstract, on the Christians in the East ; and we present to our readers the that, if this institution shall carry following Intelligence lately re- ils attention onwards to lbose da ceived.
tiens, which are now for the most From a respectable Roman Catholic part so ignorant, they will begin to al Malla, May 30, 1811.
perceive more clearly the light of
the holy Gospel, and to walk • We have received the modern more surely in the true way of sal Greek and the Italian Testaments; vation. and have applied ourselves again • I have dispatched, this mornto the otice of distribution. The ing, 18 Testaments to Mr.-phs: Chief of the Greek Church, who re
sician, one of our good friends. I sides at Malta, who is an Archi- have advised bim to distribolt mandrita, has warmly approved of them to those priests, in particu these Testaments; and alter bav- lar, who are charged with the pubing been informed by me of the lo- lic duties of the church. stitution in England of a Society • I can assure you, from what we for the Propagation of the Testa- have hitherto observed that there ment of Jesus Christ in every ac. is likely to result from these 1000 cessible part of the world, he Look Testaments which the Society has occasion on Sunday last, when re- sent us, no ordinary good. Thes commending to his Proselytes in will further procure for us a religithe Church, the reading of the ous communication, and a reciproModern Greek Testament, to com-:cal correspondence, with oumermend the zeal and ardor which the ous persons, who may prove serEnglish have shown to circulate viccable to the souls of men m difthe word of our Lord in difierent ferent parts of the east, and in the parts of the world : an object the isles. --- May God favour bris osta most useful in which men could ev- work, and bless our undertaking! sage:
This pleasing information is corI have sent 12 Greek, and as roborated by an English geoteman many Italian 'Testaments, to Pre-. who was at Malta when the Bibles vesa, to a Deacon, my particular arrived. In a private letter he says, frievd: a mau who wili have great - It was indeed gratifying to see pleasure ju receiving them for dis. the desire which the Greekseriocc! tribution. A merchant, resident to get possession of this blessed here, has taken 20 Testaments, to book ! the people used to come end them to his brother, who is a daily to the bouse of Mr. Bioshop at Patina. There are many tcu or twelve at a time, to buy Ter persons who are now pressing to taments; and, like the lepers at obtain from us Testaments for St. Samaria, wishing that their hre.' Biaura, for Jania, Cefalonia, Zante, thren might partake also, -- they &c. I have found common sailors would return the next day for a to desirous of having the Bible, supply to carry with them to any that they would come many days' island or part of the continent the journey io obtain a Gruck Tesia were returning to, – There can be