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who died twenty-two years ago iu [From e Paris Newspaper.]
ITALY. THE deputies from the Dutch
KING Joseph has suppressed the Jews, and those from Frankfort on religious orders throughout his dothe Main, have been adinitted into
ininions. The Crown takes their the Sanhedrim at Paris; and have property, and allows a sinall pen. declared, that they will adhere to sion in lieu of their former incoiner; the doctrinal decisions of the great about 251. to persons in holy orders. Sanhedrim of France and Italy. The
HOLLAND. President congratulated them on the occasion ; and paid soine high lem has proposed the following ques
The Teylerian Society at Haarcompliments to the great man whom Providence had chosen to be the in- tions, as the subject of a Prize Es. strument of its benefits and its mis say, to be adjudged on the 8th of racles. He expressed very sanguine April, 1807: -1, In what does the
Difference between Natural and Rehopes relative to the salutary inAluence which the labours of this vealed Religion consist : --- 2, WleAssembly would have on the future ther various Publications have not destiny of the Jews.
appeared at different Times, which
tend to obscure this Difference, and Sir, To the Editor.
to cause the Advantages possessed The insertion of an instance of the by Christianity over thc Religion of sufferings of the Jews in France,
Nature to be forgotten ?
3, Whewould, doubtless, gratify your
ther, in proportion as these Writings Correspondent (z.) in the February
are disseininated, and the Two ReMagazine. It is taken from 0b ligions assimilated to each other in servations of a Jewish Lady, on an
every Point, the most Fatal Effects article by M. de Bonald, relative
may not be expected to result to to the Jews, inserted in the French Christianity, Morality, and the HapMercury, Feb. 8, 1806.
piness of Man
The prize is a Yours, &c. gold medal, of 400 fiorins in value.
The Essays must be written either "We are presented with an ac
in Dutch, Latin, French, or English. count of the persecutions which the Jews had undergone in Christian
A Letter to Dr. Haweik, from Mr. countries; and we learn, that, even
Schoonberg, at the Cape of Good so late as the year 1738, an indivi
Hope, dated Dec. 28, 1806, men. dual traveller of this persecuted na.
tions the following : tion could not sleep a single night at Strasburgh without paying cight
“My son Edwards, with his fa. sous for a permission ; and at the mily, is returned to the Briquas same time depositing three livres, by country, in the work of our savi. way of security, for the toll next day.
our; and I think it necessary to In 1639, a Jew could not enter that add, that there are in this place, uncity without a previous examiya- der the Highland regiments, some tion; and, even after that, he was
very awakened Jembers of the Misha to be accompanied by one of the sionary Society; who did, at first jailors, who was immediately, on
in my house, and after that (it being the conclusion of his business, to too small) perform their usual dia conduct him back again to the bar.
rinc services in the Meeting-house riers !”
of Mrs. Moller, different times every week ;
and now, being encamped FRANCE.
near Wynberg, sometimes preach On the 25th of February last, a the gospel to their comrades in the very soleinn service was celebrated open field. This dear company not in the cachedral church of Mont- only shame our nominal Christians, peliei, for “ the repose of the soul but even those in the direction of of the father of his Majesty (Napo. tlie Society in this capital, by, their leon; the Eioperor of the f'reneh, zealand forveney.”.
called to mourn the loss of that ra.
luable brother. He is a young man, [From the New York Mercantile in whom are united promising talents. Advertiser, Jan. 12.]
with prudence and affection. We have frequently copied Adver- “ In the beginning of January,
tiseinents from Papers published in brethren Ward, Fernandez, and those States, where the infamous Moore, accompanied our dear bțetraffic in human flesh is carried on thren Maylin and Fernandez, jun. to a great extent:- among the to the ship lying in Saugur Roads, many, however, we have seen no near the mouth of the river. From parallel to the following, 'copied thence they went to Saugur Island, from the Telegraphe, published at a celebrated bathing - place of the New Orleans ;
Hindoos; and the day after their “For sale, by the Subscriber, at arrival they were joined by three Nos. 14 and 16, South Chartres native brethren, who left SeramStreet, 100 Brute Negroes, of both pore soon after their departure. An sexes, lately from Charleston, by
immense multitude of people were
whom they preached, and distributed
56 A new church bas been formed BAPTIST MISSION IN BENGAL. ther Fernandez, sister Biss, with
for Dinagepore. On Feb. 26, broThe Sixteenth Number of Periodical two of her children, and three native
Accounts, relative to this Mission, members of the Dinageporę church, is just published; and contains a left Serampore, Brother Biss acnumber of pleasing articles of in- companied them as far as the Great formation. The following Letter River. Since his return, we have contains the latest intelligence :
heard of their safe arrival at Di. Extract from the General Letter to
Brother Biss will join
nagepore. the Society.
them as soon as permission can be
obtained. They preached and dise March 21, 1806. tributed tracts in their way; and the ** THOUGH our success has not people were eager to hear and read. been equal to our wishes, yet our They spent a day or two at Cutwa, Þearts are often gladdened by seeing in their way tp the country, a goodly company of poor perishing “ Brother Chamberlain's active Heathen sit down to commemorate exertions afford us much pleasure, our Saviour's death, who are, we He has frequently an opportunity of trust, the trophies of his grace. The preaching to large assemblies, and church received last year an addition is often employed in preaching and of 34 members, 31 of whom are na: distributing trac:s for hours togetives. Three of them are at this ther. We hope our brother will soon time suspended from communion; see with joy the fruits of biş labours but we have hopes of two of them at at Cutwa. The following is an ex. least being speedily restored. Since tract of his letter to us in February ; the beginning of the year we have « The last has been a week of great baptized eight persons.
exertion and of great affliction. " At present we have several en- Some thousands of people have passquirers, one of whom comes from ed through Cutwa, in their way to fear Benares.
(the idol) Jaggernaut: amongst rampore now consists of 82 mem- whom Kangalce and I have been bers, whose walk and conversation, very much einployed in preaching with a few exceptions, afford us and distributing tracts. Many will much pleasure. We are sorry to in- acknowledge that they are going form yon, that Krishno Presaud has this long journey for nothing, and been ill for several months; and if yet cannot be dissuaded from it. he does not soon recover, we are Last week some great people passed doubtiul, from the nature of his through Cutwa, with an elephant disorder, whether we shall not be and two Tiorses, a present for the
idol. Mr. W. and myself, went to nifested much opposition, stirred up see them. They behaved with great the country people against us, so politeness, and conversed with free- that few could be persuaded to take dom. One was an elderly man, papers, and they that had taken who had seen the Scriptures, and them, mostly returned them. Kan. professed, in sume degree, to ap- galee was much discouraged, and so prove of thein.
was I ; but I endeavoured to encou• I have not been able to go to rage bim, telling him, that though the villages around us during the they triumphed, yet we were not past week, but have been engaged conquered.
The next day we went twice a day, for several hours toge- out, and gave away four bundles of ther, at the Gunge, which has much papers; - and not a dog moved his exhausted my spirits. Last evening tongue against us. The people a number of brahmans and others, among whom we were to-day were loaded Kangalee and me with abuse ; generally intelligent, and could read and manifested the greatest enmity and write. Two or three disputed. against the gospel that I have ever One, in the face of hundreds of seen in the country.' - The follow people, ingenuously confessed thrat ing is an extract of Mr. C.'s letter to he was lost ; and that he did not us in March :
know whither he was going, nor • I informned you in my last, that the reasons for what he did. This I was going to Keble Eshor. Bro- evening, reviewing the work of the ther Kangalee and I went; and day, I gave thanks to God with a were absent from home four days. heart full of joy. What a pleasure to There was
concourse of be able to preach to a hundred vilpeople: they heard the word with lages at once, and to proclaim the great attention.
We were two days glad tidings of salvation to thouamongst them, and distributod seve- sands in a day ! ral thousand tracts. Last Lord's • Our beloved brother Fernandez Day-week was a great day among has appropriated 10,000 rupees to the Hindoos. About 20,000 people the mission. He wished the brewere at Cutwa, to bathe in Gonga; thren to accept the sum immediateainong whom we were engaged fourly; but this we declined: he howdays without intermission. The
ever applies the interest to the supGunge prople, who have lately ma- port of the mission."
HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. precisely to ascertain the religious Ar the Annual Meeting of the Hi
state of the country, and consebernian Society, held at the New quently the ineasures which were London Tavern, on the 12th of most proper to be adopted. March, 1807, which was respect
The following detail is submitted able and numerous, the following as the result of that correspondence:
a detail which, in the judginent of Report was made by the Coinmittec :
the Committee, further evinces the
importance of those exertions, with Report of the Committee of the Hi
a view to which the Hibernian Sobernian Society, for the Diffusion ciety was instituted. of Religious Knowledge in Irelund.
The province of Connaught, which Tre Comunittee beg leave to state, comprehends several counties in the That, soon after their appointment, : west of Ireland ; and the province in addition to other means for pro- 1 of Munster, which comprehends semoting the great object of the Son veral counties in the south, appear ciety, they fomnienced an exten- to be the most destitute of religious Bive correspondence with intelligent knowledge, and the inèans of 26" Cixislians in Ireland, in order more quiring it.
la the counties of Waterford, to their children being taught to Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Wexford, read the Bible as a school-book ; and Carlow, there are, cuinpared and as many of the parents, who with the population of the country, cannot themselves read, seem anx. but few Sunday-Schools; in many ious that their children should not of which the attendance is very dis. labour under the same disadvan. couraging. The proportiou of Pa- tage. pists to Protestants in these counties The expence of a school, for the is twenty to one; scarcely any of instruction of 50 children on workthe former, and few, comparatively, ing-days, varies froin 101. to 401. acof the latter, possess copies of the cording as a neighbourhood supScriptures.
plies more or fewer parents who The province of Leinster stands are willing to pay a small sum for next in order, which, though much their own children, or persons who more favourably ciscunstanced than are inclined thus to aid the children the provinces already mentioned, is of others. Some judicious corresstated to bo, in some places, desti. pondents recommend, that all the tute of the incans of acquiring reli- children should pay a trifle ;, which, gious instruction. In the county of they say, would cause the schools to Kilkenny, which belongs to this pro- be better attended thao if they were vince, the Committee are happy to entirely free. report, that there is a monthly. It is apprehended that few perineeting of the clergymen of the sons, qualified to teach in these established church, whose zeal has schools, would be obtained in the stirred up very many, and whose south ; but, it is hoped, that some exertions have been attended with might be found in the north. It the best effects.
appears, however, . that teachers The province of Ulster, more ge- from England would be preferable. nerally called the North, is by far In many places, the disposition of the most enlightened part of tre- persons of property and influence is land; and the desire of hearing the friendly to the improvementof the gospel seems increasing among its inferior class of 'inhabitants. In inhabitants.
some, it is to be lamented, a total Upon a review of the state of re- indifference prevails. ligious knowledge in the country at There is reason to believe that large, the Committee are assured, many of the Roman Catholics would that, notwithstanding the fervent thankfully rcccive, and eagerly read, picty and zeal of some eminent the Scriptures, could they obtain clergyinen, the exertions of the thein. At the same time, it inay be Missionaries in the connexion of the presumed, many of their priesls late Rev.Mr.Wesley, and the labours would exert their influence to preof some Presbyterian and Independ- vent them. ent ministers, the latter of whom The Committee are also endea. are principally confined to northern youring to obtain inforination recounties, many parts of Ireland lative to the best method of introcontinue to exhibit all the traces of ducing religious knowledge abong spiritual barbarism, in a degree, those to whom, if the scriptures wbich the friends of Christianity were read, or sermons were preach cannot too deeply deplore, or too ed, except in the Irish language, zealously endeavour to obliterate. they would be unimpressive and un
Great difficulties occur in the es- welcome. This is the more import. tablishment of Sunday Schools, the ant, as it is presumed that the nuinber Catholic priests always manifesting, of such persons cannot be less than as might have been expected, much two millions. It must be added, that 'opposition. A's children in the the Catholics, in various parts of south bave no regular eroploginent, the country, bare an aversion to the
is thought that week-day schools English language, as being emphawould be more encouraged by their "tically the language of Protestants ; parents ; more especially as even tbe and that this aversion is promoted Catholics do not generally, object by their priests.
While the Committee have been solved to send over a deputation engaged in procuring information, during the ensuing summer. in order to determine where their The deplorable ignorance and exertions were most needed, and awful irreligion which prevail án that could be best directed, they have, past of the United Kingdom, should in the mean time, entered upon the operate as a powerful stimulus to more direct prosecution wf the bu- the liberality and ardent exertions siness with which they were en- of every denomination of Protest trusted. · They bave employed, ants; for it is to be lamented, that for some months, a preacher to the state of Ireland has not hitherty labour in the city of Cork and its made that impression on the minds vicinity; and have, at different of those wbo profess Christianity, times, votes sinall sums to various which its wretched circumstances zealous ministers who have made were calculated to produce. excursions under their patronage. Are our fellow-men, yea, our own They have likewise engaged a well-, countrymen, perishing for want of recommended preacher for twelve the bread of Heaven, which falls #0 months, who, at present, is employ- thick around our habitations ? Shall ed in preaching and establishing we supiuely say, 's Be ye varined, Sunday-Schools round Loch Neagh, be ye filled, without reaching fortha in the province of Ulster. They have our hands to the poor and needy? also engaged Mr. D. Cook, minister Who are so poor, so ncedy, as those of the gospel near Auchlachroy, to who are perishing for lack of knowitinerate for three months during ledge? the summer, in different parls of It is therefore hoped, that Chris Ireland. They have likewise the tians will be excited to coine fol.-prospect of obtaining the services of ward to the assisbunce of those whose two other ministers in the same way ;
necessities loudly cry,
$ Come over and also to preachers, recommend and help us ;” and we humbly trust, ed by the Rev.G. Hamilton, minister that, in consequence of the efforts of of the gospel at Armagh. The two the Hibernian Society, taultitudes, latter they design sending to the who have hitherto been the dupes southern provinces.
of Ignorance and the slaves of SuThe Coinmittee have also voted perstition, may be brought into the 20!. to the Rev. Mr. Shaw, towards glorious light, and enjoy the full lithe support of a seminary for school- berty of the gospel of Jesus Christ! dasters, lately erected by him,
Under the auspices of the socie!y, Bibles and Testaments,
to the The following Anecdote, which is amount of more than a thousand,
extracted from the Report of the gratuitously sent by the Public,
Association in Dublin, incorpohave been forwarded to Ireland, to
rated for discountenancing Vice, de distributed by persons, in whose
and promoting the knowledge and judgment and zeal the Committee
Practice of the Christian Religion, can implicitly confide.
recently publisbed, reflects such The Committee, in the course of
high honour on the character of their correspondence, have been re
the officer therein named, and prepeatedly urged by respectable friends sents an example so worthy of in Ireland to send over a deputation
imitation, that it will doubtless of their number, that they may be
afford pleasure to our readers : core better acquainted with the " 1804. At no period, since the state of thiugs there, to concert commencement of the plan for the measures with friends on the spot, dissemination of the Holy Scriptures, for the future operations of the So- were the applications so nunerolis, or ciety in the different provinces; and so extensive, as in this year; but likewise to select Committees of there was one so peculiarly interestCurrespoudence in various parts of ing, that it is thought right to state, the kingdoin.
it in detail. In consequence of a After maturely considering this communication with col. RobertAalter, they bave unanimously seo son, of the 21st foot, the Committee