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gation I ever saw before; Mrs. Fry herself, and ber associates, managing and directing every thing proper for their comfort and instruction in that beautiful, quiet, unpretending manner in which the Quakers so excel. The apartments are wretchedly small and crowded, but she manages to have one devoted to a school for the children, and another for the adults; another is set apart as a sort of Chapel. I observed as we walked round to see the women at their occupations, after the religious service, that they all seemed pleased to see her, and spoke to her of their hopes and prospects as if sure of her sympathy, while there was no canting parade of attention to them on her part. There was even in one or two instances a severity of manner which rather surprised me. She told me that when she first came to the prison six or eight years ago, all the female prisoners, tried and untried, had one common room, which was such a scene of uproar, quarrelling, blasphemy, and disgusting filthiness, as could hardly be conceived. Now they are separated and classed as far as the wretched apartments will admit; and the best hospital I ever saw had not more neatness, good order and industry than the prison of Newgate. I had heard of all this before, but I had, some how or other, always a lurking suspicion that there was some exaggeration or charletanerie about it; but I am now perfectly convinced.

There is no resisting ocular demonstration; and if only a tenth part of what I saw had been effected, it would still have been an incalculable good. Women are frequently brought there who are in the lowest state of ignorance and moral degradation, who have hardly heard of such a thing as the bible, or any thing else but what was vile and corrupting. They are immediately placed under Mrs. Fry's care, and a few days generally suffice, she told me, to bring them to some degree of order and propriety. They are then taught to read and to work, and hear the scriptures read and explained to them in the most simple, impressive and useful manner, so that it is sometimes the most useful event of their lives to be sent to Newgate. There have been many instances of radical improvement and reformation of character in the poor creatures sent there, who have afterwards been liberated or sent to Botany Bay Now is there any nobler or higher field of exertion? Can any reward be too great for the benevolence, courage and perseverance which effects such things ? I can hardly conceive how a woman of delicacy and refinement such as Mrs. Fry, could ever have begun such a work. Nero Series Vol. V,


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May and June, has been delayed by its being mislaid.] The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, Piety and Charity, held their anniversary meeting at the Church in Chauncy Place, on the day previous to the General Election; and after the usual business, attended divine service. The Rev. Henry Ware, of Boston, preached to a numerous and highly gratified audience on the reciprocal connexion of Knowledge, Piety and Charity; and a very liberal collection was received.

The officers of the Society for the current year are as follows:

Eliphalet Porter, D.D. President,
S. Parkman, Vice-President.
Henry Colman, Secretary.
Elisha Clap, Treasurer.
Aaron Bancroft, D.D.
John Pierce, D.D.
Charles Lowell, Trustees.
Henry Ware, Jr.
James Walker,
James Morrill,
Joseph May,

Auditors of Accounts.
The subjoined report of the Trustees, will show the condition
and prospects of the Society.
The Trustees of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge,

Piety and Charity, offer their annual Report. They see no reason to distrust the propriety and expediency of the decision of this Society made at its annual meeting in May, 1821, to suspend for a while its publications, for the sake of increasing its permanent funds to the amount of one thousand dollars, and making provision for every subscriber or donor to the Society to receive of its agents, if he should desire it, to the full value of his donation or subscription in such tracts, as he might select, at the lowest wholesale price.

The funds are in a flourishing condition, and by another anniversary, will doubtless reach the desired amount; and at that period or before, the Society may resume its labours with a strong confidence of adding much to the stock of good accomplished in times past, and upon which it may look back with high satisfaction.

The Society have within a few years had the most serious difficulties to struggle with. It has had to pass through a most perilous navigation; but having got once more into the open sea, with the patronage and kindness of those, from whom we think

we have a right to demand patronage and kindness, we have no doubt of being able soon to report a successful progress. : The Trustees regard the Society with singular respect, as eminently adapted to do good by the publication and dissemination of enlightened and practical religious tracts, and as affording in this respect singular advantages; as the cherished institution of beloved fathers and brethren in the ministry, who, we trust, are now removed to higher services of beneficence; and as a common bond of union among the friends of liberal Christianity.

They demand therefore, of such, as deserve that honourable distinction, instead of complaining that this Society has done so little, to show what similar society, with no greater means, has done so much; and instead of attempting to deprive it of what it has by frugality and good management already accumulated for the benevolent objects it has in view, they call upon them by their own personal and liberal aid to enable them to labour immediately at these excellent objects, with a zeal and efficiency corresponding to their earnest wishes.

A new building for public worship, has been commenced by the Unitarian congregation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This society has for some time past, been under the pastoral care of the Rev. Jobn Campbell.

Unitarian Miscellany. The annual examination at the Theological Seminary at Andover, took place on the 24th Sept. last. Dissertations were read by ten students in the class of Sacred Literature; by thirtyeight in that of Christian Theology ; and nineteen in that of Sacred Rhetorick. Five students besides were absent, or excused en account of ill health.

Evangelical Lutheran Church.-The Synod of this church in the State of New York, and adjacent parts, held its annual session from the 30th August to 2d Sept. last, at Livingston, Columbia county, New York. The venerable Dr. Quitman of Rbinebeck is its president. The meeting was attended this year by fifteen ministers, and as many lay delegates. Three clerical members were absent, and six parishes were not represented. A new church in this connexion, has been consecrated during the last year, in the city of New York. The Synod has under its care a flourishing seminary in the town of Hartwick, to which is attached a Theological Library, of a thousand volumes. It has forty-one academical, and ten theological students. A vote was passed at the late meeting, making an appropriation from the funds of the Synod towards the increase of the library,

Theological Seminary of Yale College.- Provision has recently been made in this institution, for regular instruction to students in Theology. A Professorship of Didactic Theology bas been established by the corporation, and subscriptions have been obtained towards a fund for the support of others. The course of instruction, which is to occupy three years, is to be directed for the present, by the professors of didactic theology, languages and divinity, with assistance from the Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory. Lectures are to be delivered on sacred literature, didactic theology, and sacred rhetoric.

Missionary to Bombay.--On the evening of Thursday, the 26th Sept., Rev. Edmund Frost was ordained an evangelist in the Tabernacle church at Salem, and embarked on the 2d following day for Calcutta, on his way to join the mission at Bombay,

Colonization Society. -The last intelligence from the colony, planted by this society upon Cape Messurado, is contained in letters from Mr. Ashmun and Dr. Ayres, under date of July 21st and 22d. •The rajos and other interruptions from sickness, says Dr. Ayres, have as yet prevented the accomplishment of this object; (viz. the building of houses.] I hope we shall shortly have our houses finished; when that is done, I shall'introduce an entire new mode of procedure. Their lots will be surveyed to them, and each one go to work for himself. I have set the first of November for the time that all rations will cease to be delivered, except to invalids. There are a number of those, who must remain at the charge of the Society.

• It is my inten'ion, when the lots are divided off to the peo, ple, to allow them half their time to labour on their lots. The remaining hall, they will be liable to be called to public labour.

• As soon as the houses are finished, and the lots appropriated io the individuals, it is my intention to put in practice the plan which has ever been nearest my heart in the project of coloniz: ing, viz. : all male minors, who have no guardian in the colony, to be classed with the captured Africans. They are to have a house built for the occasion. The Rev. Lot Carey has consented to take charge of them for the present. They will be called up at five in the morning, and attend prayers; be ready to repair to business at sunrise, work until 8 A. M.; breakfast at 9, repair to work until 11 : then attend school till half past 12; adjourn for recreation until half past 2; their labour to be always subject to my order. They will be employed, principally in clearing and cultivating a plantation in the best manner. We stand most in need of tools of many descriptions. I hope soon to be able ta




give the Society more cheering accounts of our proceedings in this quarter; but it is yet in the bosom of futurity, and I know not what trials and obstacles it may please the Almighty to lay in our way.'

Mr. Ashmun writes :

• The establishment of the packet line will be the making of the colony. By the return of the packet, several of the settlers go home for their families and property. All pay their passage, and

. leave bonds for reimbursing the expenses already incurred by the Society on their account. One of these, Mr. Waring, from Petersburgh, with $12,000 will call on you in Washington. It is his intention to fit out a vessel with colonists from Petersburgh.

"I have determined to let no opportunity pass without humbly, but earnestly representing to the Board, and every influential correspondent I have in America, the spiritual and moral necessities of your colonists. A missionary and two school-masters, with a female teacher, are needed beyond measure. They ought certainly all to be white.

The rains set in about the 13th of May. They have not yet proved very severe, but we are seldom a night or day without a considerable fall of water.

Barracks, or a range of houses, built and covered partly in the native style, are nearly completed for our liberated captives. The poor fellows have hardly had justice done them bitherto. It is proposed to place over them the Rev. Lot Carey, to keep them much to themselves, and let them cultivate land enough to employ a good share of their leisure. In a short time they will, I believe, not only support themselves, but always have on hand a provision for the subsistence of future shipments of the same class.

Our last accounts from America filled us with hope in relation to the future prospects of the Society at home. There were evident symptoms of a disposition in the American public to rub open their eyes on the subject. They will, I believe, sir, come on as fast as, perhaps, the good of the colony shall require. It is not desirable, at present, that more than three or four shipments of 60 persons be made in the year. But the proportion may increase, and that very largely, every year. Let 100 families be well settled with a good honse and perfectly improved lot to each in town, and a plantation without, well cultivated. Let a hospital, warehouse, and temporary receptacle for new comers be prepared—and the wheels of the machine, its schools, courts, &c. get a good momentum on them in a proper direction, and, sir, you may throw in new settlers as fast as your funds will possibly admit. If we live to witness the progress of things here


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