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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

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, informs 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 Seminars at Gosport, was ordained to the Missionary work, at the Gravel-Pit Meeting, House, Hackney. Mr. Tracy prayed, &c.; Mr. Waugh briefy 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 hiin. 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. Įž, for bis former residence. His visit, we trust, has not been in vain.

SOUTH AFRICA. A LÉTTČR has been received from Dr. Vanderkemp, dated Sept. 1, 1811, at Cape Town, where he and Mr. Read had been for a considerable time, on 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 his health. The Doctor intends to go to Madagascar by way of the Isle of France; to the Governor of which, he hopes, for a leiter of recommendation from the (new) Governor of the Colony of the Cape, Sir John Craddock, who had not 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 Excelleucy Governor Craddock, arrived September 5.

A very interesting Leller from the Missionary Road, hax bien received by

Mr. Lungion; from which we collect the following inforination.

The continuance of Dr. Vanderkemp and Mr. Read ai Cape Town, while waiting for the arrival of Governor Braddock, whom it was highly

few hours expired.' Let the im- those good men who endeavour ta pugners of the evangelical clergy, set Truth before us in a suilable of every rank, read this discourse, dress, though it should be one that to know the character wbich the, she has been accustomed to wear. gospel forms; and if they have any Mr. More pretends neither to be eye to perceive, or taste to relish origiual, nor to give us any thing its moral beauty, let them begin uncommon, --while his discourses to learn at the cross the elements exhibit a good account of the topics of the same doctrine ; and let can- he has tikcn up. A fine style is didates for the Christian ministry certainly not an indispensable inin every church, keep such models gredient in a grcat discourse on a perpetually before them, then serious subject, and is still less ne will our priests be clothed with sal cessary to the formation of a good vation, and enlarging congrega one. Our author is an unadorned tions will shout freely, -- How beau- writer, and is not free froin verbal tiful upon the mountains are the inaccuracies; but these are by no the feet of them who bring glad means of a serious nature, and are tidings !' &c.

not sufficient to detract in any de An Address to Candidates for Commu- gree from the inerits of the work

nion with a Christian Church, il. Upon the whole, the language is lustrating Ike Nature of such a

suitable, perfectly clear and ittSociety, The Import of uniling

telligible, couvey's distinctly the in communion with it, and the meaning of the author, and inarks Obligalions of its Members, 6d. a mind firmly persuaded of the

truth of what is delivered. The A Tract of this description

author's methodic mode of treating was much wanted, and the religi

his subjects, renders his discourses ous public are indebted to the Rev.

free from confusion, and will euMr, Harris, of (ainbridge, who has able the reader to follow him wilk produced one which is inuich to the

ease through the variety u post purpose. Mr. K. observes, iu his.id.

tions which he generally illustrates. vertisement, that the conversation which usually takes place between chase the present volume, will be

We apprehend that those who purthe ininister or other officer of a

ready to welcome the other with church with a candidate, is seldom which the author proposes to favour sufficiently explicit,and often proves the religious world. evanesceni; and as be couid not

- The subjects are, Man's Origital find any traci swited to the object in view, he wrote this; and judging

Uprighine só, -- The Disobedience of

the first Man, - The Obedience of that some of his brethren in the

Jesus Christ, - Death, and its dire ministry might find it useful, he

ful source, - Being made alive in bas published it.

Christ, -- Imputed" sin, and Tutte This is a very proper tract to be

puted Righteousness, - Christ's Mepot into the hands of a person who diatory Citice and Work,-Christ's desires to be proposed to a church.

Pre-eminence, - Election, The

Call of the Cospel, - Regeneration, Sermons on the leading Doctrines nf - Effectuat Calling - Redemplioù the Gospel. By G. More. Srn, 58.

and Forgiveness of sins. This rolume presents us with We cannot take leave of the anthirteen discourses upon the most thor without observing that the interesting subjects, by an author profits arising from the sale of the who has evidently made them his work are destined in aid of the study, and who appears to be British and foreign Bible society: familiar with them. Upon the ana we congratulate many realers leading doctrines of the gospel, so on the opportunity thus presented much has been said- and written, to them ut adding a good book to that there is indeed very little their libraries, and tirereby assist scope for originality left for mo. ing to promote the knowledge dern writers and we are certainly that blessed gogel of which it indobted, in so small dcgrec, to truats.

"Tard Report of the Committee of to print Leslie's Short and Easy,

the London Society for promoting Method with the Jews; and BasChristianity among the Jews, &c. nages History of the Jews; but the Price 2s. 6d.

principal work intended is, The

New Testament in pure Biblical HeIx, this publication the Com- brew, for the use of the Jews. This wittee call the attention of the So is to be executed in the best pracciely to three particulars:-- 1, The ticable manner. transactions of the past year; The Society think it desirable to 2. The objections and disficulties have a chapel of their own, within they have had to combat ; and, 3, the pale of the Established Churek, The additivnal plans now prosecut- and to build a Cotton Manufactory, ing for the furtherance of the great Printing Office, &c. on the same object of the Society.

spot :- for which purpose they have It appears that, since the com taken five acres of ground near mencement of the institution, 63 Bethnal Green, not doubting the children have been admitted ; four liberality of the public will enable of whom have died, and five have them speedily to begin their build been removed by their parents. ings. They purpose, however, to Three of the children, now under continue public service at the the care of the Society, have been chapel in Spital Fields. put into the printing-office; and a The Appendix includes a variety fourth is educating to be a teacher. of papers, one of which contains a Three have been put under the care correspondence respecting a proof a clergy man, with a view of fit- posed public disputation at Camting them for the office of Mission. bridge, on the points at issue bearies to the Jews. The rest are all tween Jews and Christians. Mr. receiving suitable instruction. At Frey, with the concurrence of the the last Annual Meeting 10 persons Committee, accepted the challenge were baptised. A manufactory for of Mr. Crool, the Jew; but some spinning cotton has been establish- unreasonable demands being made ed, in order that the necessitous by Mr. C. to which the Committee may inaintain themselves. A prints could not assent, Mr. C. made their ing-office has also been established, refusal a pretext for declining the in which Mr. Frey's new edition of discussion - which he himself proVander Hooght's Hebrew Bible, &c. posed. are printing. - The Report then The receipts of the Society, from states the measures adopted for the April 13, 1810, to March 31, 1811, diffusion of sacred knowledge, para amount to abont £ 6000; and their ticularly the Lectures to the Jews Expenditure, during that period, in their chapel. A monthly lec- to nearly the same sumn. ture is also preached at Ely Chapel, and Demonstration Sermons at the Jews' Chapel. Several new tracts The Evils of Persecution, and the (making in all 13) have been pub. Advantages of the British Conlisbed; some of which have been

stitution : a Sermon on the leath translated into German and Hebrew,

of Mr. J. S.Charrier, of Ports. and sent to various places abroad. inouth, who fled from Persecution Several Auxiliary Societies have

in France, in the year 1764. By been established during the past

John Griffin. Price 1s. 6d. year; and many persons of respect, At a time when, even in Briability added to the List of their tajn, Persecution atteinpts to rear Subscribers. A Lecture has also her frightful head, when atteinpts been instituted at the west end of are inade to obtain laws to reLondon, more effectually to pro- strain religious liberty,--and when more the object of the Society magistrates appear ready to enforce An Auxiliary Committee, penal statutes which disgraced eren posed of Ladies, is likewise forined ihe reign of the Stuaris, a discourse in that part of the metropolis. on the Evils of Persecution is reThe Connnttee have undertaken markably seasonable.' Mr. Griffin

comi

has embraced a suitable occasion for Church, not satisfied with the such a discourse, in consequence of blood that bad been shed, applied the death of a Mr. Charrier, late to the king in 1755 and in 1971, for French Master of the Royal Acar' stricter ineasures, thalsa there demy in his Majesty's Dock Yard, might be no more Caivinists in Portsmouth. Mr. Charrier, it ap France ! - A pious wish truly, imipears, w:s bred to the sea, and was' tated elsewhere by certain persons ! taken prisoner by the English, Mr. Griffin fully exposes the imHaving tastcd the sweets of religi- piety, cruelty, and mischievous efous freedom in this country, he was fecis of persecution ; and displays, unwilling to returu to his own. on the other hand, the blessings of He appears to have heen 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. Romainc, 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. 93 : --- When they perse. prosperity of the country in which eute you in this city, flee ye into it is allowed. another;' from which he directs the We wish that the just and liberal attention of bis readers, I, To the sentiments enforced in this sermon, baleful subject of persecution ; ?,' may be imbibed by every Britoa, To the interesting subject of religi; and especially by the rising generaous liberly; 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 coutinued in France till the time of the Revolu.

LITERARY NOTICES. tion. So lately as the year 1762, The Life and Remains of the late Mr. Roche, a Protestant minister, Rev. R. Cecil (extracted from the and three gentlemen who were bro. Ist and 4th volume 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 sline town in theia. 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 12.no volume of Sermons, by persecuted him to the tribunal of the late Mr. Boston, from bis Ms. God. The Bishops of the Romisk will be shortly put to press.

SELECT LIST OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. The Seleci Works of Bishop Hall ; The Trial of W. Kent, for pray. containing the Contemplations, De- ing in an Uninhabited House, 9s. votional and Practical Works, with The Doctrines of Calvinisın dea Life and Portrait of the Author, fended. By W. Ellerby. Is. 6d. and a Complete Inderard Glossary, Dots of bringing Children to by the Rev. Mr. Pratt. Five vols. Christ: a Sermon at Hornchurch, Sro, £ 2. 10s.

by the Rev. Melville Hornc. 15. Serjous Enquiries on important Sermons, on Scicct Subjects. By Questions; with Reticctions on J. Hvatt. 2d edit. 8vo, revised, ss. Mortality. By the Rer. C. Buck. Lectures on the Pastoral Charac. 12110, 3s.

ter. By the late G. Campbell, D.D. Russell's Letters, Essays, and F. R. S. &c. Edited by J. Frazer, Poeus. 20 cdit. 1200, 53.

D. D. Svo, 7s.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

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 28, 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, Abner, 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, informs the Directors that the former part of their voyage was pleasant ; but the latter rough and dangerous.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30th, Dr. 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. Smith 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 means 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 instrụcted 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. 1, 1811, at Cape Town, where he and Mr. Read had been for a considerable time, on important bosiness. Dr. Vanderkemp still persists in his intention, 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 his health." The Doctor intends to go to Madagascar by way of the Isle of France; 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, who 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 wliom 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. Langlon; from which we collect the following information.

Tuie continuance of Dr. Vanderkemp and Mr. Read ai Cape Town, while waiting for the arrival of Governor Craddock, whom it was highly

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