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jects, she contracted an enthusiastic love to listen and comprehend; but she faded for rural scenes. The foliage of trees, away so slowly, life clang to her with the beauty of tlowers, and the songs of such tenacity, that before existence was birds, were to her sources of exquisite quite extinct, memory and thought seem gratification. She watched the first opeu- ed gone. And as long as she could make ing of the one, and the first sounds of koown her secret musings, it was wanifest the other, with emotions which are pecu- that they were sweet to her, that they were liar to persons of delicate îninds, who, of past benevolence, of present allevianot having had many opportunities of tions and of future hopes; for she would improvement, possess nevertheless pure break forth into animated exclamations and elegant tastes. Next, and superior concerning the goodness of our Almigbty to this love of nature, was her unfeigned Father. Yea, amidst all her protracted benevolence, which manifested itself in and severe sufferings, her constant testithose unassuming acts of kindness and mony was that God is love.' Now rests attention which are so grateful to the she in peace. She has died in Jesus receiver, and which so seldom meet the Christ, and · Blessed are the dead that eye and obtain the applause of the world. die in the Lord.'”* The regard which she cherished toward those who were bound to her by nature and friendship, was silent, deep and pow- 1824. Jan. 13, at Littleton House, erful; shewn rather in deeds 'than in near Guildford, aged 77 years, Mr. JOHN words. Her mind was diligent and cheer: ELLIS, pastor of the General Baptist ful, acute and penetrating! She pos: Church, Meadrow, Godalming. Our desessed a .leen sense of the ridiculous, parted friend commenced his ministry. and, had she indulged them, her powers about forty years ago, assisting his father of satire would have been very great ; in his decliving years in the good work, but her temper was so embued with and 'at his decease succeeded to the Christian charity, that she checked “every charge, which he fulfilled in a most ex, idle word,” which uttered, might give emplary manner. Destitute of the adpain to others. Above all, was she earnest vantages arising from birth, education in the performance of her social and reli- and fortune, our friend had every thing gious duties. Virtuous by inclination, a to do for himself, and by dint of industry Christian from conviction, her piety was and skillful management succeeded in fervent, and fitted to the various occasions business, which became extensive and of joy or sorrow which came to her from multifarious, at the same time qualifying the land of Providence. She boasted not himself by unremitting application and of any merit in the sight of God: nor study for public ministrations. In the (lid she venture to pronounce herself an early part of his life he was of the Arian especial favourite of heaven. Believing persuasion, but reading and reflection in. in the everlasting goodness of our hea. duced him to believe in the simple hu. venly Father, she gladly mingled her manily of Christ ; this change of sentihopes with those of the whole human ment produced considerable uncasiness race. Hence will it be perceived of how, and opposition among his friends, which gentle and humble a disposition she was; his firniness, candour and conciliating and the readers of this brief memoir manner in due time allayed. He was a will be prepared to expect a scene of staunch and liberal supporter of the Gesickness and death worthy of such health peral Baptist and Unitarian interests, and life. For more than a year she was encouraged conferences and young minisafflicted with a painful disease, yet in all ters, and earnestly promoted the interests this time she “ sinned uut, nor charged of our Sunday School and Church Library. God foolishly.” She throughout so pos. With' his coadjutors in the ministry he sessed her soul in patience, that " they was on the best terms, frequently ex. who once saw her were auxious often 10 pressing his pleasure and commending watch at her side and converse with her their labours, and rendered them every heaveuly thoughts. She appeared truly necessary assistance. Mr. Ellis was uni. to have learned of him who was ' meekversally respected for his virtues and and lowly of heart. There were no urbanity; strictly upright, diffusely bene, wild raptures of a wandering imagination: volent, with a sweetness and benignity of but her soul was collected and firm. She deportment, every eye beheld him with had that humble expectation, and that pleasure, and every tongue is filled with calm confidence which are produced by his praise—he diffused a sweet odour in deep, inward feeling of the truths of life, an memory is blessed. His re. Christianity, and firm faith in its pro. mains were interred in the family vault mises. The exercises of devotion, and the reading of the Scriptures, afforded her high enjoyment while she was able Extracted from her Funeral Sermon.
in the General Baptist burying ground, Jan. 20, at Richmond, JAMES, Earl Meadrow; the funeral service being per- CORNWALLIS, Bishop of Litchfield and formed by his friend and assistant, Mr. Coventry and Dean of Durham, in the T. Moore, who, on Sunday the 25th, 81st year of his age, who is succeeded in preached the funeral sermou, from Heb. his title and estates by his only son, xi. 4, “ He being dead yet speaketh,” to JAMES MANN, Viscount Brome, now Earl a very large congregation, who assembled Cornwallis. His appointment to the see to pay this last token of respect to de- was in 1781. He was uncle to the Marparted worth.
T. M. quis Cornwallis.
solved, to establish in tha: Society a
Fellowship Fund, to be called the STAMStamford Street Fellowship Fund... FORD STREET FELLOWSHIP FUND. The
rules, with a few alterations relating
chiefly to matters of minor regulation, Six years ago, (Jan. 26, 1818,)* 1 bad are the same as those of the St. Thos the pleasure of communicating to the mas's Fellowship Fund, The othce of Monthly Repository an account of the President has been conferred on the miformation of a Fellowship Fand at St. nister. Thomas Marsden, Esq. 163, Bo. Thomas's, Southwark. At a Quarterly rough, and 36, Queen Street, Cheapside, Meeting, held on Sunday, the 29th of , has been appojuted Treasurer, 'and Mr. Jane last, t I had to discharge my last W. G. Barnes, of. Russel Street, Covent duty, as the President of that institution, Garden, Secretary for the current year. by declariog its dissolution, in anticipation The list of subscribers already contains of the final dissolution of the congrega- . the names of most of the persons, of all tion of St. Thomas's, which took place . ages, who are stated attendants at the at the Chapel in Duke Street, Stamford chapel ; some time must, however, elapse Street, on Sunday the 20th of July, folo before a sufficient fund can be accumu. lowing. At the conclusion of the busi- ,lated to enable the committee to grant Dess, I took 'occasion strongly to recom- , exhibitions. mend to the subseribers to establish a
THOMAS RBES. similar institution after they should have Kennington, Jan. 19, 1824. anited themselves to the Westminster congregation in Stamford Street. It was pot then knowo who the minister of the
New Unitarian Chapel, Stratford. riew chapel might be; and I considered my recommendation as my parting advice A VERY, neat and commodious little to the friends with whom i had had the chapel has been erected for Unitarian gratification to act in the appropriation worship, at STRATFORD, in Essex, and of the monies which had been placed was opened on Sunday the 18th itst., ander our nianagement. I have now.the with two sermons, that in the morning satisfaction to state thai, at'a general by the Rev. R. Aspland, consisting of meeting of the congregation assembling
“ Review of the Sufferings of Good Men in Stamford Street, held at the chapel, in Times Past for Conscience' Sake," and parsuant to previous notice, on Sunday that in the evening by the Rev. 'w. J. the Ilth instant, it was unanimously.re. Fox, on “ the Value of Christian Truth."
The history of the small but respectable congregatiou at Stratford is truly encoura
aging, as it shews that a few individuals See Monthly Repository, Vol. XIII. may by steadiness, consistency and-perse
verance, finally establish their religious + At this meeting the whole of the opinions in the form of public worship. balance remaining iu the Treasurer's hands This people is peculiarly praise-worthy in was roted away. The sum of 101., the having been contented with a place of largest portion of it, was granted in aid, worship, accommodated to their pecuof the fund for the erection of the New niary means, and in having erected in Finsbury Chåpel. This is the sum to the end a House of Prayer, the support which the erratum, in the advertisement of whịch will not be felt as a burden. relating to that erection on the cover of the last Monthly Repository refets.
Quarterly Meeting of the Unitarianssion, attempted to point out a difference, of South Wales.
another question, arising out of the pre. The Quarterly Meeting of the Unila. ceding one, was proposed, viz. 18 the rians of South Wales was held at Merthyr, with the characler of God, with reason
doctrine of endless torments consistent on the last evening of the old, and the first day of the new, year. On the Wed.
and scripture? Two individuals main
tained that it was; and sereral spoke nesday evening, the Rev. J. Thomas, of Pant-y-defaid, preached in Welsh ; and repeatedly, and at some length, to shew the Rev. D. Davis, of Neath, in English, in the evening. Mr. Rees Daris, a stu.
that it toas not. There was service also On the Thursday morning, the Rev. J. James, of Gelli-Onnen, preached the
dent from Carmarthen, preached in
Welsh ; and the Rev. J. Daris, of CapelQuarterly Discourse, from 1 Cor. xir. 20. At the close of the sermon, was resumed, Y-groes, in English The audience, each in open conference, the question discussed time, was numerous and attentive. at the “ Annual Association," held at
The next Quarterly Meeting is to be Merthyr, June 28, 1821, viz. Whether Rev. J. Jones, of Bridgend, is appointed
held at Rhyd-y-park, ió Euster werk. The there be any difference between the predes. tination of men to endless torments, and preacher. The subject for conference, the creation of them, with a perfect know. What constitutes a Christian Church?.
Rh. ledge that they will certainly suffer such punishment ? As no one, on this occa
Merthyr Tydvil, Jan. 23, 1824. Annual Receipts of some of the Principal English and American Charitable
£. African Institution
1822-3 1,134 2 1 American Bible Society
1822-3' 10,154 10 6 American Board of Missions
1821–2 13,778 10 0 American Colonization Society
1820 2,033 15 6 American Episcopal Missionary Society
1822-3 852 18 9 American Jews' Society
1822-3 1,314 5 9 American Methodist Missionary Society
1822-3 2,009 10 11 American United Foreign Missionary Society
1822-3 2,094 14 7 Auti-slavery Society (on its formation)
748 40 Baptist Missionary Society
1822–3 14,759 6 7 Baptist (General) Missionary Society
1821-2 1,256 12 9 British and Foreign Bible Society, Contributions, 66,4941. 48. 5d. Sales, 30,5681. 78. 4d.
1822-3 97,062 II 9 British and Foreign School Society
1822-3 2,053 16 11 Christiau Knowledge Society, Contributions, 28,263..
1822–3 54,891 6 0 16s. 10d. Sales, &c. 26,6271. 98. 2d. Church Missiovary Society, Contributions, 34,8751.? 178. 9d. Sales, 5861, 14s. 5d.
1822–3 35,462 12 2 Church of England Tract Society, Contributions,
636 8 8 2751. 93. 10d. Sales, 3601. 188. 10d. Hibernian Society
1822-3 8,984 13 6 Jews' Society, London, contributions, 10,9241. 28. 70. Sales 4761. 78. 3d.
1822–3 11,400 9 10 London Missionary Society
1822–3 31,266 11 11 Merchant - Seaman's Bible Society, Contributions,
1822-3 648 10 8 4121. 98. 2d. Sales, 2361. 18. 6d. .' National Education Society
1822–3 1,996 15 0 Naval and Military Bible Society, Contributions,
1822–3 1,8997. 98. 2d. Sales, 291. 138. 7d.
1,929 29 Prayer Book and Homily Society, Contributions,
1822-3 1,4471. 3s. Id. Sales, 6351, 68. 5d.
2,082 96 Religious 'Tract Society,Contributions, 2,1641. 135. Od. !. Sales, 6,6451. 08. 7d.
1822-3 8,809 13 7 Scottish Missionary Suciety
1822-3 5,370 14 1 Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Contribu
tions, 5,1471. 188. 3d. Parliamentary Graut, 9,4121. 1822 15,560 8 3 . 108. Od. Uuited Brethren
1821 7,332 12 6 Wesleiau Missionary Society
1822 31,748 9 11 Total £367,373 17 8
the Memorial a translation from the
Persian newspaper, styled the “MiralCorporation and Test Acts.
ool-Ukhbar.” Tue Deputies for protecting the Civil Rights of the Dissenters are, we under
Native Memorial. stand, once more about to 'inove the question of the repeal of the above acts. To the Houourable Sir Francis MacnaghIn choosing Deputies for the present year, ten, Sole Acting Judge of the Supreme some congregations in London and the Court of Judicature at Fort William, peighbourhood (we may specify two, that in Bengal. of the Old Jewry and that of the New
MY LORD, Gravel-Pit, Hackney), instructed their representatives to bring this matter under Ordinance passed by his Excelleucy the
In cousequence of the late Rule and early and serious consideration.
Governor General in Council, regarding course to be pursued is as yet undeter. the publication of periodical works, your mined ; probably petitions to Parliament memorialists consider themselves called will dot be deemed necessary: but if they upon, with due submission, to represent should be called for; we doubt not but to you their feelings and sentiments on the Dissenters in general will be prompt the subject. . in obeying the call. The question could
Your memorialists beg leave, in the not be moved under more favourable first place, to bring to the notice of auspices : the Disseaters are no longer your Lordship various proofs given by regarded as a political party; the temper the natives of this country of their unof the Gorernment is mild and liberal; shaken loyalty to, and unlimited confiand the claims of the Catholics will, per. dence in, the British Government in haps, be conceded in whole or in part, India; which may remove from your and these must carry with them, in rea, mind any apprehension of the Governson and justice, the equally strong claims ment being brought into hatred and cou. of Protestaat. Dissenters.
tempt, or of the peace, harmony and
good order of society in this couutry Restrictions on the Press in India.
being liable to be interrupted and des
stroyed, as implied in the preamble of Our readers are acquainted with the the above rule and ordinauce. fact of Mr. Buckingham, ibe Editor of 1. Your Lordship is well aware that the Calcutta Journal, being banished from the natires of Calcutta and its vicinity Bengal by the temporary Governor Ge- hare voluntarily intrusted Government neral ADAM, on account of his having with millions of their wealth, without made some remarks, which appear to us indicating the least suspicion of its staneither unfair nor intemperate, upon the bility and good faith, and reposing in appointinent of Dr. Bryce, the autho- the sanguiue hope that their property rized Presbyterian Minister in India, to being so secured, their interests will be the office of Clerk of the Committee of as permanent as the British Power itself ; Stationery. On Mr, Buckinghain's de- while, on the contrary, their fathers parture, the Calcutta Journal was com- were invariably compelled to conceal mitted to the superintendance of natives, their treasures in the bowels of the over whom the Governor General had earth, in order to preserve them from not the same arbitrary power. There the insatiable rapacity of their oppressive were besides several native Journals in rulers. the Persian and Beagallee languages. 2. Placing entire reliance on the pro. To prevent the supposed evil influence of mises made by the British Government these upon the public mind, the Governor at the time of the perpetual settlement General issued Orders of Council, which of the landed property in this part of were ratified by the Supreme Court of India, in 1793, the landlords have since, Calcutta, for subjecting all periodical by constantly improving their estatcs, works to a licence and all priptiog press- been able to increase their produce in es to registry. This had the immediate general very considerably; whereas, effect of putting down the native press, prior to that period, and under former and thus unhappily the case stands at Governments, their forefathers were present. The uatives, however, have not obliged to lay waste the greater part of surrendered their freedom without a their estates, in order to make them struggle, as will be seen by the following appear of inferior value, that they might Memorial, sigued, amongst others, by not excite the cupidity of Government, the distinguished man, RAMMOHUN Roy, and thus cause their reuts to be increased whose portrait ornaments this Number of or themselves to be dispossessed of their the Monthly Repository. To make the lauds—a pernicious practice, which often subject more intelligible, we sabjoio to incapacitated the landholders from dis
charging eren their stipulated revenue to A proof of the natives of India being Governmeut, and reduced their families more and more attached to the British
rule, in proportion as they experience 3. During the last wars which the fron it the blessings of just and liberal British Government were obliged to un- treatment, is, that the inhabitants of dertake, against neighbouring Powers, it Calcutta, who enjoy in many respects is well known that the great body of very superior privileges to those of their vatives of wealth and respectability, as fellow subjects in other parts of the well as the fandholders of consequence, country, are known to be in like meaoffered up regular prayers to the objects sure more warmly devoted to the existing of their worship for the success of the Gorernmeut; nor is it at all wonderful British arms, from a deep conviction they should in loyalty, be not at all in that; under the sway of that pation, their ferior to British-born subjects, since improvement, both mental and social, they feel assured of the same civil and would be promoted, and their lives, res religious liberty wirich is enjoyed in ligion and property be secured. Acs England, without being subjecied to such tuated by such feelings, even in those heavy taxation as presses upon the peo critical times, which are the best test ple there. of the loyalty of the subject, they volun. Hence the population of Calcutta, as tarily came forward with a large portion well as the value of land in this city, of their property, to enable the British hare rapidly increased of late years ; noiGovernment to carry into effect the mea-. , withstanding the high rents of houses, sures necessary for its own defence; con. and the dearuess of all the necessaries sidering the cause of the British as their of life conipared with other parts of the own, and firmly believing that on its country; as well as the inhabitants being saccess their own happiness and pros. $ubjected to additional taxes, and also perity depended.
liable to the heavy costs necessarily 'in4. It is manifest as the light of day, curred in case of suits before the Supreme that the geueral subject of observation, Court. and the constant and familiar topic of Your Lordship may have learned from discourse anong the Hindoo commu• the works of the Christian Missionaries, sity of Bengal, are the literary and po. and also from other sources, that erer litical improvements which are continually since the art of printing has become going on in the state of the country generally known among the "natives of under the present system of goverument, Calcutta, numerous publications have and a comparison between their present been circulated in the Bengallee lana auspicious prospects and their hopeless guage, which, by introducing free disk condition under their former rulers. cussion among the natives, and inducing
Under these circumstances your Lord them to repect and inquire after know. ship cannot fail to be impressed with a ledge, have already served greatly to full conviction, that whoever charges the improve their minds and ameliorate iheir natives of this country with disloyalty, condition. This desirable object has or ivsinuates aught to the prejudice of been chiefly promoted by the establishtheir fidelity and attachment to the Bri- ment of four native newspapers, two in tish Goverument, must either be totally the Bengallee and two in the Persian ignorant of the affairs of this country language, published for the purpose of and the feelings and sentiments of its communicating to those residing in the inhabitants, as above stated, or, on the interior of the country, accounts of what. contrary, be desirous of misrepresenting ever occurs worthy of notice at the prethe people and misleading the Govern- sidency or in the country, and also the ment, both here and in England, for un interesting and valuable intelligence of worthy parposes of his own.
what is passing in England and in other Your memorialists must confess that parts of the world, conveyed through the these feelings of loyalty and attachment, English newspapers or other channels. of which the most unequivocal proofs Your memorialists are unable to diga stand on record, have been produced by cover any disturbance of the peace, har. the wisdom and liberality displayed by mony and good order of society, that the British Government, in the means has arisen from the English press, the adopted for the gradual improvement of influence of which must necessarily be their social and domestic condition, by confined to that part of the community the establishment of colleges, schools who understand the language thoroughand other beneficial insti tions in this ly; but we are quite confident that the city; among which, the creation of a publications in the native languages, British Court of Judicature, for the more whether in the shape of a newspaper or effectual administration of justice, de- any other work, have none of them been serves to be gratefully remembered. calculated to bring the Government of