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no doubt that the Greeks are ripe nestly desire that Sclavonic and for the harvest; and truly our Hungarian Bibles should be printed blessed Saviour inay now be con- in great numbers, and sold at the sidered as pointing to the fields lowest price. Nor can we hope by there; for I brought home with me any other means, not only that our an application from the Bishop of religious interests can increase, but Aleppo for a missionary to preach that even attention to piety be proto the numerous opulent Greeks of pagated in my country. For which that neighbourhood. They may be end, I wish, with my whole heart, considered as saying “Sir, we would and most earnestly pray God, that see Jesus ; and I hope that the he would direct the attention of Missionary Societies will entertain the London Bible Society to Hunthis most important request.' gary, as likely to produce the Extract of a Letter from a German
greatest benefits. Correspondent al Paris, Aug.2, 1811.
Extract of a Leller from India. ceived in Halle, have proved a I was particularly gratified great blessing, both in Austria and froin the circunstance attending Hungary. I never was in all my my visit to Agra. In the fort of life received with such real delight Agra is the palace, once the resias when I made my appearance at dence of the Mogul Emperors. Presburg, with the Bible in my The commanding officer caused the hand. The Bibles and Testaments European troops to assemble in which I could spare for them at that what was once the hall of public tiine, were all sold the next day,' audience. In a gallery high raised, with the exception of a few given and conununicating by å private to the very poorest, gratuitously. way with the other apartments, All who could, would pay. The used to sit the king. Below this, Hungarians wish to establish a Bile on a large marble slab), elevated Society, and an office of their own, about two feet from the fioor, for printing Bibles. They will be- stood the officer who was appointed gus a Subscription omoog them- to band op petitions to the king: selves, provided the Parent Society On this identical spot i stood, and in London assist and support them. after reading morning prayer, Remember, and proclaim it as loud preached to about 500 of my coun18 fou caw, that there are upwards trymen on the general judgment. of a million and a half of Protest
At gra there is a Roman Cathoants in Hungary, who have, among lic Church, and many nominal ChrisThein, only a few thousaud Bibles! tians. The present priest is very
avaricious, and never asseinbles the Er!rućt of a letter from a Profes people for public worship : but as
sor of Divinily in ilungary. feb. 15, 1811.
Agra is my present station, I am
hopiog to be of use to the native The dearness of Sclavonic and Christians; and, by schools and Ilungarian Bibles bas occasioned a other inethods, to further the blessgreat scarcity of them ; and this ed cause in which we are embarked.. has been inach increased by the un- During my late journey I observed, happiness of the times in suy coun with comparatively few exceptions, try through which, many thou- the idol temples falling into decay. saud Sclavonic and Hungarian Property has of late undergone an Billes have been taken from the entire change in this country, or by main force, and often destroyed rather there are very few rich naby flatges, in a most miserable man tive individuals left; so that there uer! - and yot, it must be confessed, are fewer shows, or processions, or that the Protestant interest in Hun- mock representations of their oace gary has been preserved by the in- famed gods. Idolatry tunguishes; siruinentality of the Bible alone. and had they but an offer of any. Da this account, all good men ear. thing better, it certainly would be
attended to.-0 may labourers be • This Society having granted thrust forth into this wide field! £500 in favour of the translations The present few can hardly do any carrying on in the east, add the thing Without more help, we are Arabic language being the best me consuming under the duties of our dium for communicating the Scripimmediate appointment; happy in- tures in Africa, it seems probable deed and highly honoured in sce- that a large number of the cheap ing that vor labours are not in vain edition of the Arabic Bible proin the Lord; but unable to stretch posed to be printed at Calcutta, will out a hand to the multitudes ready be distributed by this Society in a to perish in heathen ignorance. very beneficial manner.
The Committee have voted a sam · Society for Missions to Africa and of € 250 per annum, to be applied the Easl.
under the direction of the CorreFrom the Society's last Report we for the purpose of establishing read
sponding Committee at Calcatta, extract the following particolars: ers of the Scriptures in the east
. The committee congratulate 'The Mahometans have everywhere the Society on the flourishing state readers of the Koran; the Hindoa of the Schools at Bashia in the Rio have also Poranees, who publicly Pongas, on the western coast of read their Shasters ; and in the Africa ; and on the prospect of ulti- same manner it is proposed that the mate good which these schools Christian Scriptures shall be pubopen.
licly read. Five hundred copies of Brother Butscher has 30 boys in the Shanscrit New Testament, and his house. Mr. Renner says, In 500 copies of the Arabic have beca our house we have 20 girls. By ordered accordingly. these childreu my wife finds her The missionary students Wit full employment; but wbitever helmo and Kleio continue under trouble she has, it gives her ? !ea- the care of Mr. Scott till September, sure to do them good,--and good when they will reside in towa for a is done to them.'
time to learn the art of Printing, • The application to the Mission and of the new system of education, aries for schools in other places are preparatory to their sailing for the numerous and urgent; and it is Rio Pongas. They have acquired hoped that when inore Missionaries a considerable knowledge of the arrive, much may be done in this Arabic; and are to take out with way; for it is with the children thein some Tracts in the Arabic chiedly that good may be expected language. They are also to take out to be done, especially on the coast, with them a printing press, &c. where the Slave Trade has ruined Mr. Nelson continues his studies the morals and debased all the under Mr. Scott; and Mr.W. Grecitfeelings of men. The Committee wood, another student, has been hive determined, therefore, to sup- accepted. port these schools to the utmost of The Committee urge on the their power. • Labourers are want- Clergy an habitual regard to the cd for this barvest ; and money is subject of missions in their miniswanting to support those labourers. trations, not only as it will assist the
Mr. Nylander has opened an ad. friends of the Society, but also ditional school at Free-town, in the kindie a spirit of Christian sympa: evening, which was attended by 25 thy and kind regard to the wants of young women; but the death of his the perishing heather, while it will wife has obliged bim to relinquish also proinote the spiritual interesta this undertaking. If a well quali- of their own congregations. fied yours woman in England) By the Statement of Account would fler herself to this import annexed to the Report, it appears ant work, the Committee would that the Receipts of the last year gladly coutribute towards her sup. amounted to € 9959, and their dis port.
bursements to € 1974."
IO 10 0
perused Dr. Stackhouse's valu
able History of the Bible, and the Congregational Collections to the late Bishop Porteus's Lectures on
Protestunt Society for the Prolec- the Gospels. The result has been, his tion of Religious Liberty. renouncing the tenets of that reli
gion in which he was brought up;
£. s. d. Milborne Port, Rev. W. Paig
and embracing the doctrines and South Moor, Abingd, J. Ostler 2
opinions of the Reformed Church. Charney, ditto, J. Low
His • conversion has, we updcr. Wakefield, S. Bruce
stand, produced a very strong senKnareborough, W. Howell
sation in the College of Maynooth; Booth, Halifax, J. Pollard 4 5o and a great number of the students Wilton, - Sloper
5 12 0
have manifested an inclination to Yeovil, $. Lade
IO o o follow his example. Mr. Crowley Exeter, J. Manning
is about 38 years of age, and a genBerry Ulloxeter, S. Chesters
tleman of singular modesty, spotStratford on Avon, J.0, Stokes 3 0 0
less reputativa, and profound learn. Hales Oweo, J. Angear
ing. Bagle Street, J. Ivimey Newbrogh, Anglesea
Persecution according to Law.
8 Bryn Senkin, ditto
2 18 9 An Account of the Proceedings of Whitechapel, Leeds, W. Eccles 4 15 0 the General Quarter Sessions of Devizes, Bapt.Ch.by Mr. Burls 4 0 0 the Peace for the county of Berks, Ledbary, - Grey Durham, L. Jones
held at Reading, Jan, 16, 1811, Bartou on Humber, J. Collins 4 0 0
on the Appeal of William Kent, W, Boston 1
against a Conviction of W. H. Wigston near Leicest. H. Davis 6 10 o
Price, Esq. in the Penalty of Royston, T. Towne & Congreg. 10
620, for Teaching and Praying in - B. Pype, and ditto 7 00 a Meeting, or Conventicle, held Longtown, R. Lurrie and ditto 2 in an uninhabited house, in other Kiddermioster, Helmore ditto 10 3.0 manner than 'according to the Bristol, 8. Lowell
Liturgy of the Church of Eng Chatham Bapest Congregat. 3.36 land, where five persons or more
were present. We extract this
account from a REPORT, taken in IRELAND.
sbort band by Mr. Gurney, and Tae Rev. Matthew Crowley,
printed at Reading by M. Cowwho has lately conformed to the
lade and Co. Protestant Religion, was Professor In September 1810, a few perof the Sacred Scriptures in the Col- sons of the late Mr. Wesley's society lege of Maynooth, near Dublin. (commonly called Methodists) livThis gentleman's conversion was ing in the parish of Childrey, Berks, principally occasioned by the fol- procured a house to be licenced, lowing circuinstance : He had agreeably to the Act of Toleration, been for some time preparing him- which was duly certified in the self to give his c'ass in the College registry of the Bishop of salisbury. a Series of Lectures upon the Pro In this house Mr. Wesley's preachtestapt Heresy,' as it is theologically eis aitended, and preached once termed in the Roman Catholic Ec- every Sunday ; and, in the morning clesiastical Seminaries; and for this and evening, some of the congregapurpose bad diligently studied all tion beld a Prayer Meeting. the leading points of controversy On Sunday, October 21, William between the Protestant and the Kent, William Franklin, and others, Roman Catholic Religion, aud most assembled in the evening for carefully examined that fountain of Prayer and singing Hymns. At all truth the Holy Scriptures, and this meeting Margaret Partridge, critically, and with a mind bent a servant of the Rev. Mr. Beaver, apou impartial investigation, had Lawrence Belcher, and John Bush,
a constable, and others of their to God to give the coagregation party, attended; but did not join in their daily bread, without teaching prayer, by kneeling down with the that God has the power of granting rest. In the ensuing week, the that daily bread? When it said, Rev. Mr. Leaver laid an information •Our Faiher which art in heaven, before W. Price, Esq. under the is it not an assertion that God is in Conventicle Act ( 21 Charles II) heaven? • Thy will be done or against William Kent and William earth as it is in heaven,' is it not Franklin; who were both convicted teaching -- that in heaven his will is of teaching and praying, and fined done, and that on earth it ought to in the penalty vi 20 each. Mr. be done? Can you find any prayer Kent having refused to pay the that does not inculcate seme docmoney, a distress warrant was issued frine, and so is, in some way or on the lath of Deceber, by virtue other, preuching to and leaching the of which Julia iw distrained a congregation? horse of Kent's, which was sold by This gentleman added, that he auction, tec. 24. Kent bought his was instructed to say that the folhorse for £ 25; which money he lowing words would be proved to paid to the constal le; who, after have been spoken by Kent. Those deducting expences, returned to who came out of curiosity's sake, I Kent the overplus.
call for the Lord God to strike them' Dec. 27, Messrs. Barfield and these words, however, were not Hedges, Solicitors for Mr. Kent, proved ; and had they been spoken, entered an Appeal with the Clerk ihe plain meaning is, . May the of the Peace; of which he gave no- Lord God strike them with a contice to the magistrate.
viction of their sin and misery!); 'On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Appeal but the scarved geutleman thus came on to be heard before Lord commented on them: “Very gentle Hadnor and the Bench of Justices, language, gentlemen! - I do not at Reading: an Abstract of which think it unlikely it may go forth we copy from the Report, just pub- into the world that we are perselished.
cutors, for preventing tbe AppelThe Counsel for the Appellaut lant's offering up his prayers to the were Mr. Gleed and Mr. Cooper; Almighty ;- and yet he calls upon and for the Respoudont, Mr. Wake- the Lord to strike those who came field.
for curiosity's sake; and also said, Mr. Wakefield opened the pro- that he came there in the name of ceedings. William Kent appeared, the Lord Jesus ; and did not care and pleaded Nol(, uilty. Mr. Wake- for man or devil. field stated the provisions of the The Counsel then made a kind of Conventicle Act; and also those apology for the reverend gentleman of the Toleration Act, observing, who, on this occasion, condescended that if the Appellant had not quali to turn INFORMER, — stating that, fied according to the latter, he according to the ucl of Charles II, would be liable to the penalties of it was his duly so to do : – but it! the former.
-would have been far more difficult But he anticipated the defence to have proved, from the word of which he supposed would be set up God, that such a prosecution was by the Counsel for the Appellant, his duty,-the duty of a clergymnas namely, That he did not prrach or of the Church of England to take teach, bal only prayed. In answer the advantage of an almost obsolete to which he pleaded, that it is im- act, made in the reign of the Stuarts, possible to pray willout teaching,' in the spirit of persecution, in order • Is it possible, said he, • that you to prevent a few pious people from car pray to the Almighty to grant praying to God! - an act which any one blessing, withoat tracking every liberally-minded 1.an must that the longuy on confer thai huld in detestation. poleasing?' -- and, referring to the We now present to our reader lurd's Prayer said.''you pray an Abstract of the Krideser diret
in this case, of the Arguments of what the Service of the Church of Counsel, and the very curious man- England is ? ner-in which the Verdict was given. Ar. Wakefield. You have been
at Church? 4. Ycs. Lawrence Belcher sworn.
Q. Was any thing like the SerExamined by Mr. Wakefield. vice of the Church of England goiog
forward : A. No. Q.'Do you know William Kent ?
Lawrence Belcher cross-examined A. Yes. Q. Do you know any house of
by Mr. Gleed. his in Childrey? A. Yes.
Q. On the 21st of October with Q. Were you ever in his house? whom might you be living ?--were A. Yes.
you a servant ? A. No. Q. When? A. On the 21st of Q. What then? A. I was living October.
with my mother, at home. Q. How many persons
Q. On the 21st of October you there? A. I cannot tell; but I were living with your mother, in think there were as many as a score. this parish? A Yes.
Q. Was i. Kent there ? A. Yes. Q.' Who went with you to this
Q. What time of the day was place?-did you go alone or in comthis ? A. Sunday evening. pany? A. I went in company:
Q. Was it light or dark. A. Dark. Q. Who went with you : A. Mar.
Q. Were there any candles? garet Partridge. A. Yes.
Q. She is a servant of the Rev. Q. In' what position was Kent? Mr. Beaver ? A. Yes. 2. Kneeling down, holding forth. Q. Did the young woman pro
Q. Was any body else kneeling ? pose it to you, or you to her ? A. Yes, all the congregation were 4. Ne'er a one of it. kneeling
Q. Did you propose to the young Q. What were they all doing? woman to attend at this place, or 4. Holding forth.
did she propose it to you? A. There Q. What do you mean by hold were more than she and me. ing forth? A. I do not know, I am Q. Who was there besides ?
A. James Jordan. Q. What was W. Kent doing? Q. I want to know from you who 4. I believe he was holding forth, proposed going to the Meeting ? - leaching, I suppose.
A. Me. Q. Did you hear any particular Mr. Gleed. What do you mean Words? A. Yes.
when you speak of the Liturgy of Q. What did he say? A. That the Church of England : Do you be did not care for either Man or know what is comprehended within Devil.
the ineaning of the words "The LiQ. Did you hear any other words turgy of the Church of England ? before you heard those ? A. No, I A. No. do not know that I did. - I did not
Lawrence Belcher lake any notice of that he said. Re-eramined by Mr. W'akrfield. Q. Did you hear any thing after
Q. Have you not been used to he said that : A. No.
Mr. Gleed. - I asked him to the got out-I went out.
fact, Whether he knew what the Q. You went away afterwards ? Liturgy was; and he said he did not. A. Yes.
Mr. Hallelt (a Magistrale.) Q. Before it was over ? A. Yes. What did he say when be got up ?
Did Kent continue on his I understood you to say, that when knees afterwards. A. He was up upon his legs, he said he did not when he said that.
care for Man or Devil ? A. Yes. Q. You did not hear any thing Q. Did he look angry and hand like the service of the Church of at you, as if you came to one England going forward ?
him : A. No, he did not look at Lord Radnor. - Does he know
me any more than my body else.
Did you go away? A. Yes, I go to Church ? A. Yes.