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and in the absence of all the vice-pre- Rev. Chas. Fr. Steinkopft, M.A. Minissidents, the treasurer, and in his ab- ter of the German Letheran Church, sence, such member as shall be voted Savoy, London. for that purpose, shall preside at the Assistant Secretary and Accountant, meeting
Mr. Joseph Tarn, Spa Fields, London. 16. The committee shall meet on Collecior, Mr. Anthony Wagner, 3, the first Monday in every month, or Grosvenor-row, Chelsea. oftener if necessary:
Committee, (Elected May 5, 1813.) 17. The committee shall have the Thomas Allen, Wm. Blair, Joseph power of nominating such persons as Bunnell, William Burls, John Butler, have rendered essential services to the Joseph Butterworth, M.P. David Cook, society, either members for life, or go- Christopher Edelman, Charles Elliot, vernors for life.
Joseph Foster, Michael Gibbs, Lance18. The committee shall also have lot Haslope, Thomas Hayter, Luke the power of nominating Honorary Howard, W. B. Hudson, Zachary MaMembers from among foreigners who caulay, Alexander Maitland, Ambrose have promoted the object of this Soci- Martin, Samuel Mills, Thomas Pellatt, ety.
Richard Phillips; John Poynder, James 19. The whole of the minutes of ev- Pritt, Joseph Reyner, William Roberts, ery general meeting shall be signed by Josiah Roberts, John Schneider, Granthe chairman.
ville Sharp; John Skiffken, Richard President, Rt. Hon. Lord Teignmouth. Stainforth, Robert Steven, Christopher Vice-Presidents, The most Rey, the Sundis, Edward N. Thornton, Charles Archbishop of Cashel,
Tottie, Charles Townley, LL.D. and Hon. and Right Rev. Lord Bishop of George Wolff, Esquires.
It is difficult to conceive of a SociDurham, Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Salisbury, ety existing, with an object more pure Right Rev. Lord Bishop of St. David's,
and laudable, more happily exemptRight Rev. Lord Bishop of Bristol,
ed from any reasonable objection, or Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Norwich, better calculated for combining, with Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Cloyne,
conscientious consistency, the exerRight Rev. Lord Bishop of Clogher,
tions of Christians of every name. Por Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Kildare,
if the Scriptures be acknowledged to Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Meath,
have proceeded from the Almighty, Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Derry,[ster, and to contain the only authentic reThe very Kev, the Dean of Westmin cord of his will with respect to the sals Right Hon. Earl of Romney,
vation and the duty of man, it must; Right Hon. Earl of Moira,
doubtless, be of primary importance, light Hon. Admiral Lord Gambier,
that the world universally should posRight Hon. Admiral Lord Barham,
sess tliese Scriptures; nor can it be beRight Hon. Lord Headley,
lieved, that any man is acting amiss, Right Hon.Sir Evan Nepean, Bart. M.P. but, on the contrary, is discharging a Right Hon. Nicolas Vạnsittart, M.P.
service in itself acceptable to God, and Sir William Pepperell, Bart.
most beneficial to mankind, who exerts Sir Thomas Bernard, Bart:
himself, according to his opportunities, Charles Grant, Esq. M.P.
for the accomplishment of an end so William Wilberforce, Esq. M.P. greatly desirable. Thomas Babington, Esq. M.P.
It is pleasing to remark the regular and ra.
ED. Treasurer, Henry Thornton, Esq. M.P. pid progress of this Society. Secretaries (gratis) Rev. John Owen, ceipts and expenditures of the Society.
Comparative view of the net annual reM.A. Rector of Paglesham, Essex, Receipts
, including sales of Bibles and Tes. and Curate and Lecturer of Fulham.
d Rev. Joseph Hughes, M.A. Battersea,
Third year Fourth year Fifth year Sixth year
Second year Third year Fourth year Fifth year Sixth year
8,827 10 31 From Dée. 31, 1812, to June 30, 6,998 197 1813, (a period of only half a year) 10,039 12 03 66457 Bibles, and 95092 Testaments.
11,289.15 3 Total issued in 74 years.--289460
- 23,337 0 24 Bibles, 504845 Testaments-making Seventh year
25,998. 31 in Bibles and Testaments 794305. Eighth year 43,532 12 53
[To be continued.] ,76,455 10
RIVIVAL OF RELIGION IN KINGSTON, N.FI. Total amount 212,071 44 [Communicated in a letter to the cditor of Expenditures.
thie Panoplist.) First year
691 10 2
DEAR Sir, 1,637 17 53 In compliance with your wishes, I 5,053 18 3
transmit you a brief account of the re12,206 10 34
vival of religion, at Kingston, N. H. the 14,565 19 74 past season. As it was neitlier general 18,543 17 1
nor attended with any peculiar circuin, Seventh year
28,302 137 stances, I have doubted phether it Eighth year
32,419 19 61
should be noticed in your highly rise69,496 13 8
ful Magazine. In one view, it may not,
perhaps, be uninteresting. It confirme Total Amount 182,918 19 81
the truth, that God often blesses the Comparative view of the issues of Bi- his ministers, after the iostruments are
pious exertions and faithful labors of bles and Testaments by the Society, laid aside, - the laborers called home. at the several periods when an account
The distinguished literary and thehas been taken of the stock at the Depository, from the commencement of Dr.
Thayer, the last minister of Kings
ological acquirements of the late Rev, the institution, to the 30th of June, ton, are extensively knowa. His 1813; exclusive of the numerous issues at the charge of the Society, his manner of delivery affectionate.
sermons were truly evangelical, and from various sources abroad. From March 7, 1804, to Sept. 17: unwearied, his life exemplary, and his
His prayers were devotional, his labore having completed their stereotype edi- death tranquil
. During his ministry, tions
which was of about 35 years continuFrom Sept. 17, 1805, to June 15, church. At bis settlement, it consisted
few additions were made to the
ance, 1808, (two years and 3-41hs) when the of about 90 members; at bis death of présent depository was established
17. One male member only remain32336 Bibles, and 74125 Testaments. From June 15, 1808, to March 25, attend public worship. The state of
ed; and he was so infirm as rarely to 1809, (about nine months)-21387 Bibles, and 28820 Testaments.
that people, when the Doctor died was From March 25, 1809, to Feb. 16,
truly lamentable. To use his own lan1810, (nearly eleven months)—18662 guage, it appeared, that“God was about Bibles, and 45806 Testaments.
to write Loammi upon them, the melFrom Feb. 16, 1810, to March 25, ancholy memorial of departed glory.” 1811, (thirteen months ) -33609 Bibles, death, which was the last of March
About one year after Dr. Thayer's and 69009 Testaments. From March 25, 1811, to Feb 21, he had exhausted his strength to sow,
1812, the seed of Divine truth, which 1812, (about eleven months) 35690 Bi, which he had so often watered with bles, and 70733 Testaments.
his tears, and commended to the blesFrom Feb 21, to Dec. 31, 1813, (ten months )—81319 Bibles, and 121261 sing of God by prayers, began to spring Testaments.
upA number of youth manifested
an unusual seriousness. Public wor- His perfections are conspicuous in all ship was more generally attended. The his works. They are pre-eminently countenances of the hearers were unu- displayed in the glorious work of resually solemn, their attention rivited, demption. What appears most lovely and numbers were drowned in tears. in the character and government of JeA divine energy appeared to attend hovah, is that HOLINESS which shines the instructions given in the sanctuary, with such lustre in them. I seem to and in the family. No irregularities have lost that opposition of heart to were manifested in any of the religious God which I once possessed." meetings. A profound solemnity uni- The awakening continued from formly pervaded them. It was the March to August, 1813. Twenty-four still small voice of Elijah's God, which were added to the church, more than pierced with the arrows of conviction, one third of whom were male memor consoled with the promises of the bers. Some of these were persons who Gospel. In private conversation, those had previously entertained hopes, some under serious impressions generally who then obtained hopes, have not expressed a deep sense of the depra- yet professed religion. The fruits of vity-the pollution of their hearts;this awakening, as far as my observaa conviction of the awful demerit of tion and information extend, are a praysin, particularly that opposition of erful temper of mind, and a humble heart to God, and his government, circumspect, and exemplary conduct. which they discovered in themselves. That the Lord would graciously visit The convictions of sin were so pun- all our towns with a reign of righteousgent, as to be almost overwhelming ness ;-that he would bless all your exA view of their guilt rather than their ertions to desseminate religious knowldanger, rendered those who were un-edge, and advance the Redeemer's der conviction comfortless by day, and cause, are the ardent desire of your afalmost sleepless by night.
fectịonąte friend and humble servant, Many among those, who became
HERVEY WILBUR. hopefully pious, stated, that their attention had been gradually excited to INQUISITION OF SPAIN ABOLISHED. view the importance of eternal truths, In our last number we presented our from their studying the Scriptures in a readers with a concise account of the social manner. Where hopes were ob- Spanish Inquisition, the protest of the tained, distress of mind was succeeded Nuncio against its abolition, and some by a tranquil frame, which sometimes remarks on that protest. It is now excited fears, lest they were returning stated, that the Nuncio was banished to a state of stupidity. This compo- for persisting in his opposition. From sure was usually attended with a de- the date and contents of the protest we gree of hope in the merits of Ohrist, were led to suppose, that the decree of and an expressed delight in the charac- abolition took place “about the first of ter, government, word, worship and or- March.” We have since been obliged dinances of God, with earnest desires by the perusal of a manuscript conto be wholly devoted to his service. taining a translation of the speech, When inquiring of one, whose distress which produced the all-important dehad subsided, what was the state of her cree. From which it appears, that the mind, she answered to this effect. “I speech was delivered January 18, 1813, cannot better describe my feelings, and the decree of abolition took place than by using the language of Jacob: the 26th of the same month. The Truly, God is in this place, and I knew translator in his preface informs, that it not. My mind has been exploring the subject was under the consideradistant regions to discern the being and tion of the “ Committee of the constiperfections of God; but this morning tution" for a year; that their report ( seem to behold him in every thing." appeared more like a problem, thạn a direct attack on the formidable tribu- Each of the propositions is supportnal ;" that after the report,“ more than ed with such ability, intrepidity and ela month, continued the contest; andoquence, as to secure the orator imnever was debate more vehement, mortal fame. more terrible, more ubstinate, more Our extracts will be taken from what clamorous, than that occasioned by the is said in support of the third proposiInquisition in the national congress of tion. After mentioning the depopulaSpain.” He adds," I was eyewitness to ting, dehasing, and demoralizing influthis combat between light and dark-ence of the tribunal in Spain, and a ness, philosophy and error, illustration number of the most eminent characand fanaticism.' “At length, on the ters, which had been destroyed by it, 18th of January, appeared a new cham- he addspion in the august Congress, hitherto “ Thus does the Inquisition, at one little kown, Doct. Don Antonio Josephi | blow, deprive society of useful and laRuiz de Padron.” This man was a' qua- borous citizens, and bury them in infeclified minister of the terrible tribunal, tious dungeons. It has even invented and well prepared to display it, in all more. In the edict which is termed its horrors. He was indeed a Roman“ the edict of faith,"promulgated yearCatholic in sentiment; and we must of ly among every people, where this excourse expect that his speech will con otic tribunal resides, all those who may tain some things in which protestants be apprehensive of being denounced cannot acquiesce. But considering his by others, are generally invited to come education, his profession and employ- forward and accuse themselves. To ment,we cannot but admire his indepen- those who obey within a certain space dence, intrepidity, humanity, and piety of time, pardon is promised; but to
Believing that it will not be injurious those who resist, no mercy will be or displeasing to the translator, we shown. They will be arrested, their shall state the points which the orator property confiscated, and they will sufaimed to substantiate, and give some fer besides all the penalties of the law. specimens of his style and eloquence. Such impressions did this infernal inWe presume that it is the intention of vention, supported by rigor and despothe translator to favor the public with tism, make on the minds of the Spanthe whole in our language, and we hope iards, that in less than forty years, in it will soon appear. The speech is ve- Adalusia alone, near thirty thousand ry long, but so able and interesting, people came forward voluntary, to dethat its length occasions no fatigue.-nounce themselves, and many of them That certain phrases or forms of ad-accuse themselves of crimes, which dress may be understood by all our they neither understood, nor could readers, it may be proper to observe, commit; such as sorcery, witchcraft, that the orator addressed the Regency, contract with the devil, and other as it would have been proper to address such ridiculous absurdities, with which the King, had he been personally pres- the simple vulgar have been so grossent. After a short introduction, he ly imposed upon.
Where are stated the three following prepositions : sire ? How long are we to remain
* 1. The tribunal of the Inquisition the scoff and ridicule of natiops ?is totally useless in the church of God. Unhappy mankind! that is ever expo
,“ 2. This tribunal is diametrically posed to the caprice of despotism and opposite to the wise and religious con- error! Let these iniquitous proceedstitution, which your majesty has sanc- ings be now.compared with the article tioned, and the people have sworn to. of the constitution already quoted; let
“3. The tribunal of the Inquisition a parallel be drawn between the two is not only prejudicial to the prosperi- legislations, whilst I pass on to describe ty of the state, but even contrary to the if possible, the kind of torment, which spirit of the gospel, which it pretends the tribunal has employed in the conto defend.”
fession of the guilty, either actual ortore, shuddered at the punislament of imaginary; and afterwards examine, the bonfire, as the most horrible of all. whether they can be combined with the But the Holy Office is borrorized at nomaxim of the gospel of Jesus Christ.-thing, when treating of beretics. And Here a new scene of horror presents it- should they be Jews, sure they were of self, which offers violence to Cbristian the bonfire. " Give me a Jen, and I ears. I will fancy myself viewing the will return him to you roasted, was the most obstinate heretic, the most daring barbarous phrase, which the inhuman apostate, or the most rebellious Jew. Lucero, Inquisitor of Cordova bad inHe has either confessed or is convict-|cessantly in his mouth. ed. It the first case, after a thousand “I must not omit, sire, that this au. mysterious questions, sentence is pass-thority extends even to the regions of ed on him. But in the second, besides the dead. How often has it order. confinement in the most obscure duned the sepulchre to be excavated to ungeons, berest of all human consolation, bury the skeletons of those whom if torments are employed on him to ex. has suspected to have died in heresy, tort confessions so horrible, that human to throw them into the flames! Mournnature sbudders at them. A pulley ful relics of the human lineage! Lahung from the roof, through which a mentable trophies of death! Respectstrong rope is passed, is the first spec-able shades of those who, perbaps have tacle which presents itself to the eyes passed to another life iu innocence, the of the unhappy man. The Ministers victims of calumpy, rapcor, or reof the Inquisition load him with chains, venge." je to his ancles one hundred pounds of From these few extracts, our read iron; they turn in his arms on bis back, ers will be able to form some idea, of and bind them with a cord; they ma- the ability and spirit of, perhaps, one pacle his wrists with a thong, they hoist of the most interesting speeches, which him aloft, and let him fall violently with has ever heen pronounced by man. a jerk twelve times; which is sufficient If it be thought proper to preserve the to dislocate the most robust frame.- speeches of conquerors, who have deBut if he still does not confess what the luged countries with human blood, Inquisitors require, the tortures of the what is due to a speech, which has rack await him, where, bound by the freed ten millions of our brethren from feet and hands, the wretched victim the terrors of the most frightful tribunsustains eight blows; and if he still al that ever existed in our world ! maintains his innocence, they cause What were the conquests of Alexanhim to swallow immense quantities of der, compared with the conquests of water, to make him experience the RUIZ DE PADRON! A man who has pains of the drowned. But this is not thus exposed his property, his charaesufficient: the bloody scene is at length ter, and his life, to free his countrymen completed by the torments of the bra. from the most oppressive and debaszier, where his naked feet, anointed ing ecclesiastical tyrandy; and has by with fat, and secured in stocks, are cru- the powers of reasoning and eloelly fried by a slow fire. I must at quence, overcome habits and prejudilength desist, not to scandalize farther ces which had for ages been gaining those who hear me. My pen resists strength, deserves the admiration and those horrible descriptions, which can applause of all mankind. If we cononly be compared to the feasts of the sider the difficulties to be encountered, Anthropophagi, or the cannibals of the the means employed, the intrepidity south.
displayed, the success of the effort, and "Rome, the famous Rome, accus the importance of the result, history tomed in the days of her greatest relax can hardly furnish an example of equal ation to the most cruel spectacles, in splendor. the sanguinary combats of the Gladia- The obliging translator will ac