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pared by its enemies for the de- late in the Lord, trusting that struction of our most holy religion: they all will very abundantly juswhence it becomes an episcopal tify the opinion which we have duty, that you first of all expose entertained of them. the wickedness of this nefarious It is moreover necessary that scheme, as you already are doing you should transmit to us, as soon so admirably, to the view of the as possible, the Bible which Jacob faithful, and openly publish the Wuiek published in the Polish same, according to the rules pre- language with a commentary, as scribed by the church, with all well as a copy of the edition of it that erudition and wisdom in lately put forth without those anwhich you excel; namely, “ That notations, taken from the writings bibles printed by hereticks are of the holy fathers of our church, numbered among other prohibited or other learned Catholicks, with books by the Rules of the Index your opinion upon it; that thus, (No. II. and III.); for it is evi- from collating thein together, it dent from experience, that the may be ascertained, after mature holy Scriptures, when circulated investigation, what errors may lie in the vulgar tongue, have, through insidiously concealed therein, and the temerity of men, produced that we may pronounce our judgmore harm than benefit ;" (Rule ment on this affair for the preserIV.) And this is the more to be vation of the true faith. dreaded in times so depraved, when Proceed, therefore, venerable our holy religion is assailed from brother, to pursue the truly pious every quarter with great cunning course upon which you have enand effort, and the most grievous tered ; viz. diligently to fight the wounds are inflicted on the church. battles of the Lord in soundness It is, therefore, necessary to ad- of doctrine, and warn the people here to the salutary decree of the intrusted to your care, that they Congregation of the Index (June fall not into the snares which 13th, 1757), that no versions of are prepared for them to their the Bible in the vulgar tongue be everlasting ruin. The church permitted, except such as are ap- waits for this from you, as well proved by the Apostolic See, or as from the other bishops, whom published with annotations ex our rescript equally concerns; and tracted from the writings of the we most anxiously expect it, that Holy Fathers of the Church. the deep sorrow we feel on ac
We confidentiy hope that, even count of this new species of tares in these turbulent cirumstances, which an enemy is sowing so the Poles will afford the clearest abundantly, may, by this cheerproofs of their attachment to the ing hope, be somewhat alleviated: religion of their ancestors; and and, we heartily invoke upon you this especially by your care, as and your fellow bishops, for the well as that of the other prelates good of the Lord's fock, ever inof this kingdom, whom, on ac- creasing gifts by our Apostolic count of the stand they are so benediction, which we impart to wonderfully making for the faith yourself and to them. committed to them, we congratų,
PIUS PP. VII.
PUBLIC INCOME OF GREAT BRITAIN,
For the Year ending Fifth January, 1817.
£ d. £
6,5 26,164 18 37 341 876 9 1046,184,288 10 55
453 117 22,576 6 10
663 10 4
13,660 4 1
26,496 6 10
234,680 13 4
13184,009 8 5
5,091 17 1
303,506 18 6
28,619 IO 84
,519,223 84,316,688 6 08,797,465 o 84 75,519,223 5 34
CONSOLIDATED FUND AND PERMANENT TAXES.-INCOME AND CHARGE, 1817.
CUSTOMS. Consolidated, after re £ d. Total Charge for Debt created prior to £ d.
21,613,206 1 7121,567,765 18 uš
For the Support of His Majesty's
Household, per Act 17 Geo. 3
898,000 0 898,000 o
60,000 0 2,678,890 16 1 Ditto ......52
COURTS OF JUSTICE.
Judges of England and Wales, in aug-
mentation of their Salaries.
Deficiencies of Judges Salaries in Eng-
12,792 16 01 Uncertain.
John Baldwin, Esq. Receiver of the
Vice ADMIRALTY JUDGES :-
Alexander Croke, Esq. at Nova
1,544 18 104 To Cease. INCIDENTS 6,347,422 18 43 Henry John Hinchliffe, Esq. Jamaica
2,000 William Territt, Esq. Bermudas
To Cease. Surplus Duty on Sugar, Malt, and Tobacco, annually granted 1,594,112 9 8 Sheriffs of England and Wales