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clandestine trade in American ves. Humanity, and to repair, as far as sels, under some neutral flag; in it is possible, the mischiefs occasi. which nefarious business there is oned by the horrible trade in slaves. reason to fear they have been too Marquis Lansdowne, Lord Gambier, successful. By the vigilance, how. W. Wilberforce, W. Morton Pitt, ever, of this Institution, they have Esqs, were of the number. been in part defeated. A valuable Although it be not the direct object ship was seized in the Thames, which of this Institution to diffuse the light has been condemned and sold ;
of the gospel among the natives of and the produce, about eleven Africa, yet, by promoting civilizathousand pounds, disposed of in tion and commerce, we trust that the such a way as is likely to render the way will be prepared for the intro. proper officers very active in making
duction of Missionaries and Bibles ; future discoveries.
and that the cause of Religion will A Letter was read from an African ultimately be promoted by its lau(á Prince, we believe) expressive of dable efforls. bis gratitude for the advantagos,
We are sorry, to find that the civil and religious, which he bad Funds of this Society are not rederived from his education in this plenished in a degree proportioned country.
to the greatness of the objects they · It appears that a native of Africa,
have in view ; and sincerely hope named Isaacs, who had arrived at thi
ved at that the affluent will come forward Sierra Leone, save it as his opinion and generously afford their aid. that the celebrated traveller, Mr. Mungo Park, was not dead, as had been generally supposed : he states,
French Prisoners of War. . That he had been bis guide through a part of the country; and must In 1907, the Missionary Society have heard of his death had it hap- printed 3000 copies of Doddridge's pened. We understand that Isaacs Rise and Progress, somewhat abridge had engaged to go in search of bin ; ed, in the French language, and and should he succeed in finding caused them to be distributed ainon him, is to obtain the reward of a those distressed captives; which were thousand dollars.
received wiih acceptance, aod it is The Thanks of the Meeting were hoped have been useful. Toled to the Committee, for their Since the above edition has been useful services. On the motion of exhausted, repeated demando have the Marquis of Lansdowne, Thanks been made in various quarters for were also voted to Zach. Macaulay, a further supply ; but the present Esq. the Secretary, for his gratuit state of the funds, and the extensive ous and disinterested exertions. nature of the Society's permanent Mr. Wilberforce and other gentle. engagements, do not render it agmen enlarged on the commendable viseable for the Directors to underzeal of that gentleman in the dis. take another edition :, they have, charge of his office; and particu. therefore, laudably declined it ; larly in the seizure of the ship, be- which has induced a few friends to fore mentioned ; and for his disin- engage in printing an edition of terested conduct in relinquishing a 3000 copies by private subscription ; handsome proportion of its forfeie and relying on the accustomed din ture, to which, as the detector of · berality of ihe religious public, they the affair, he was entitled. The have commenced The Work; which gratitude of the Meetiog was ex- will including carriage to the seve. pressed by voting to that gentle. ral depots of prisoners of war) cost man a piece of plate, of the value full € 200. of £ 50.
As many of the readers of this It was truly gratifying to see noble. Magazine may be desirous of conmen and gentlemen of the first cha. tributing to ihis benevolent work, racter assembled on this occasion, it has been thought advisable to anauxious to promote the cause of nounce, ibat Coutributions will be
received by Joseph Reyner, Esq. ing, Westbury, Wills. Mr. Lacy 50, Mark Lave; the Rev. G. Bur- of the same town, introduced the der, 53, Hatton Garden ; or Mr. J. service; Mr. Honeywell, of Melk Taru, 12, Spa Lields.
sham, delivercd the introductory
discourks, &c. Mr. Stevenson, of
Trowbridge, offered the ordination
charge, from 1 Tim. iv. 6, A rood Dec. 27, 1809, a chapel was
minister of Jesus Christ;' Mr. El. opened at Stokesley, a market
liolt, of Devizes, preached to the town in the north riding of York.
people, from 1 Thess. v. 12, 18; - sbire. Mr. Jackson, of Green Ham
Mr. Jones, of Trowbridge, concluded merton, preached in the morning,
8 with prayer. Mr. East, of Frome, from Hag. ii. 19; Mr. Arundel, of
proached in the evening. Whitby, in the afternoon, from Psalm xxxv. 8: and Mr. Muscut. We are glad to hear that a Peni. of Darlington, in the evening, from tentiary for the Reception and Re. Revelations xix. 12. - A Society form of Young Female Convicts, is was formed in May, 1805, by a few preparing in the City of Dublin. ministers, in the central part of
A Penitentiary for the Reform of Yorkshire, for the purpose of sup. Young Criminals of the Male Sex, porting an Itinerant to be employed was established in the year 18013 in that part of the county, called since which 941 persons have been Cleaveland. A suitable instrument adınitted. The happiest effects have for the work was fouod in the per resulted from this Institution. I son of Mr. W. Hinmers. The re- The Meeting of the Bedfordshire moval of some labourers, and the Union of Christians will be held at death of others, introduced him to Bedford on the 23d of May; when an extensive field; which is now Mr. Hughes, of Battersea, and Mr. yielding a delightful increase, thro' Casileden, of Wobure, are expected ibe blessing of God, upon his un- to preach. wearied exertions. The congregations are large, considering the in
In addition to what was inserted in commodious places where they met, and the state of the population. .
on our Magazine for March, of the The meeting - place at Siukesley
late excellent Mrs. Clarke, relict of
uns the Rev. Thos. Clarke, Rector of was an upper room: being too small. for the congregalion, and even dan
Chesham, we are desired to add, gerous when crowded, it was deter
for That she bequeathed the following pined to build a chapel; for which
Lecacies: a lady at York has given land ; and
To the British and Foreign Bible the people have subscribed among
Society, € 100. themselves £ 140. The subscrip
To the Society for Missions to tions, however, having fallen much
Africa and the East, £ 100. short ofthe expenditure, the friends
To the Society for the Relief of
Poor Pious Clergymen, € 100. are consirained to look for pecile . niary, assistance to their Christian
To the Sundaş-School at Ches. brethren in other parts. -- We we
ham, £ 50. — Besides several Small happy to add, that another itiner.
Donations to the indigent. ant has been lately engaged for an
The executors hope to be able other district in the same county,
shorily to ennounce Proposals for who is principally supported by a
the publication of a volume of Sergentleman who is the Treasurer to. nibns, by the late Rev. T. Clarke. The Society.
Died, on Lord's Day Evening,
March 4, IS10, aged 27, at Notting
ham, in the faith, hope, and pati. Nov. 7. Mr. Barnes, from Box. ence of the gospel, Marianne, Wife ton Academy, was ordained pastor of of Richard Alliot, Minister of the the church of Christ at the Old Meei. Word of God in that place.
Contributors to the Missionary Society are respectfully informed, That only Collections, Anonymous Donations, and Legacies, are noticed in this Magazine; laut Hal the annually published Accounts contain the Name of each loctividual Contributor, whose Nanie and Contribution has been received by the Treasurer at the date of publication. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.
8 8. d. Rev. S. Rooker and Congregation, Bideford - - 13 0 0 Rev. R Evans and Congregation, Appledore
6 0 A Friend at Bristol, by the Rev. Mr. Thorp
0 0 Ditio, by the Rev. Mr. Fletcher, Blackburn
1 1 0 A Young Person, by the Secretary
100 A Lady, by the Rev. Mr. Wall
2 2 0
Addressed to a Minister of the Gospel on his Return from the Country
FROM scenes of war and tales of human woe,
Soft as the gentle dew at early eve,
0, dead to all that ought to sway the soul!
In Folly's catalogue this most creates
O for the voice of Him who, girt with power,
Prepare the way, make straight the path for God !
For mc, unworthy of the sacred theme,
O Love beyond compare ! love most divipe !
To thee, his minister, whose faithful word
Pripted by G. AUID, Greville Street, London.