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of divine truth, and rejoiced greatly in the establishment of this mission,
Your publications will be very interesting to us, and we hope to be favoured with them regularly. The continent requires a great effort, if the other ports are in any measure like
Hamburg, an immediate effort must be made. Only last Sunday, a dreadful fight took place between English and Spanish sailors, arising out of a dancehouse quarrel-several were most dangerously wounded :— this calls for a strenuous effort.
PRINCIPALITY OF WALES.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SWANSEA AUXILIARY,
J. H. VIVIAN, ESQ., M. P., PRESIDENT.
From the very efficient and devoted secretary of the Swansea Association (the Rev. T. Dodd) we have received the following brief account of its first anniversary, which will greatly interest and gratify, not only those who are locally and therefore more intimately connected, but our friends in general. It is indeed most satisfactory to have such decided evidence of the progress of the cause. May the little one become a thousand! The field before us can scarcely be said to be yet entered. Still it must be all occupied, and we believe the day very
far distant. On Wednesday evening, Sept. 4th, a powerful appeal in behalf of a Sailors' meeting on behalf of the Auxiliary to Chapel at Swansea, to which, it is bethe British and Foreign Sailors' Society lieved, the friends are willing to resestablished in Swansea, was held in the pond, provided a piece of building Town Hall, when, in the absence of ground can be obtained. The meeting W. Bevan, Esq. the chair was occupied was also addressed by the Rev. H. by the Rev. W. A. Lewis, of Glaston- Crowther, and the Rev. Wyndham bury. This being the first meeting Jones, clergymen of the church of fears were entertained of its success, England); the former of whom, was but they were soon dispersed, when the anxious that every congregation in the evening arrived. At an early hour the town, would unite with his in send. spacious hall was crowded, and many ing a guinea, towards building the chawere obliged to retire without gaining pel in London, and also by the Rev. admission.
T. Seavill, and Mr. V. Clutton. The The report of the Society's operations greatest interest was excited during in Swansea, and of its union with the the evening, in behalf of seamen, and parent Society, in London, having the most christian feeling was manifest. been read by the secretary, the meet- The absorbing interests of the Society, ing was addressed by the Rev. W. viz. the moral and spiritual improveJones, of Swansea, and was followed by ment of seamen throughout the world the Rev. C. Hyatt, of London, who in appeared to be felt by all. The meeting a most striking manner showed the was protracted to a late hour, and good effects of the Institution in the closed with a mo liberal collection, moral and spiritual improvement of including £5 from the mayor of the seamen. Capt. Knight, made a most
THE REV. JOHN ADEY'S TOUR IN IRELAND.
At the request of the Directors, our esteemed friend, the Rev. John Adey, kindly undertook to visit the sister island, in behalf of the sailor's cause. He left London early in the month of August, and first directed his course to the city of Dublin, in which he obtained a kind and generous reception. Notwithstanding the damage which the cause had in former years sustained, (as it has in almost all parts of the United Kingdom, from parties with whom we can have no fellowship,) in his applications Mr. Adey succeeded beyond the most sanguine expectation; while the impression produced in favour of the sailor is such as will, we believe, result in yet larger and more extended efforts.
From Dublin, Mr. Adey proceeded to Cork, where both himself and the object of his mission were equally well received. His appeals were met with a ready response. And what was not a little gratifying, he found some efficient means in existence and operation, for the moral welfare of the
sailor. Gratified with the efficiency and success of Mr. Adey's exertions in Ireland, the Directors greatly regretted, with himself, that he could not protract his stay. But considering the shortness of the time, the results were great. Other ports in Ireland must soon be visited. With all that genuine warmth and generosity of feeling which belongs peculiarly to the Irishman, it is impossible for him not to sympathize with the sailors's condition and claims.
Besides contributing very materially to the interests of the Society, Mr. Adey's visit will no doubt result in the adoption of some practical measures for the more general and efficient instruction of seamen resorting to the different ports, and especially in Dublin. Had we sufficient funds to justify us in entering on such a scheme, we should immediately establish agencies in Drogheda, Waterford, and elsewhere. But our very limited resources restrict our energies.
To their friends in Ireland, however, and especially to the ministers of the various orthodox communions, the Directors tender their best thanks for the kind manner in which their reverend and esteemed friend was received, and for that liberal support which they have afforded to the great cause to which we stand so solemnly pledged.
Printed by J. W. Maddox, Bermondsey, Southwark.
To write the life of Hardy, is to recapitulate the details of Nelson's career, which are told so well in Southey's admirable biography; but the following sketch may be acceptable to our readers.
Thomas Hardy was born in Somersetshire, 5th Nov., 1766. He was the second son of Joseph Hardy, by Anne, daughter of Thomas Masterman, of county Dorset. He entered the navy at an early age, and about 1790 received his commission as lieutenant. In 1796 he was second lieutenant of the 'Minerva,' Capt. Cockburn; and was engaged in the various operations performed by that ship in the Mediterranean. On the 19th of December of that year, the Minerva,' with Commodore Nelson's broad pendant on board, captured the 'Sabina,' Spanish frigate, between Gibraltar and Minorca. Her first and Second lieutenants, Culverhouse and Hardy, with forty men, were placed in charge of the prize. They were hardly on board, when, by one of the usual fortunes of war, she was recaptured by a superior Spanish force which came in sight; but her English crew did not surrender till she was a mere wreck. They were exchanged after a short detention, and Hardy was allowed to join his old ship again.
On the 20th of May, 1797, being first lieutenant of Minerva,' he led a cutting-out, at Santa Cruz, in Teneriffe. The prize was carried in open day, in the face of a continual fire from the batteries. Here he received the wound in the thigh, which occasioned him to limp in walking. The prize proved to be the Spanish brig, 'Mutine ;' and, as the reward for his gallantry in this desperate enterprise, he was promoted into her as commander.
We may observe, in passing, that Santa Cruz has been the scene of much fighting, from the time of Blake down to Nelson ; the grand object being the capture of the rich galleons, which were accustomed to put in there, in their way from the Spanish settlements. Hardy, now commanding the Mutine,' remained under Nelson's orders, as one of his squadron, and afterwards accompanied the fleet in pursuit of the French to Egypt. He was present at the battle of the Nile, the first of Nelson's famous victories; and, though not actually engaged, yet he afforded assistance at a critical moment, when cne of the line-of-battle ships was aground.
Subsequent to the general action, Hardy was made post into the Vanguard, the flag-ship; and, from this time, he was always associated with Nelson as his flag-captain. On his return to England, in 1799, Nelson introduced his friend to the Duke of Clarence, as an “officer of most distinguished merit;" and, at the levee, a few days after, as the good king, George III., expressed his sorrow that the admiral had lost his right arm, he emphatically directed his Majesty's attention to Captain Hardy, as his best right arm. After remaining some time unemployed, Nelson, in 1801, hoisted his flag on board the 'St. George,' with Hardy, as usual, for his captain ; and on the 2nd April
, the battle of Copenhagen was fought. The night previous, Hardy was employed sounding the channel in front of the Danish line, using a pole to prevent detection. He reported sufficient depth of water close up to the enemy; and had his report been acted on by the pilots in the fleet, the ships which grounded would have been spared that mortification. After the battle, when Nelson, attended by Hardy, landed to hold a conference with the crown Prince, the inhabitants showed a mixture of rage and admiration of the man, who thus dared to venture amongst them, after the signal chastisement he had inflicted.
After Captain Hardy's arrival in England, he was appointed to the 'Isis,' and afterwards to the ' Amphion,' selected to carry an ambassador to the court of Lisbon. He returned in December, 1802. In 1803, war was again declared against France; and Nelson, agreeably to the national wish, was appointed commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean. He hoisted his flag in the · Victory,' and Hardy joined him. After the extraordinary but unsuccessful pursuit of the combined fleets for two years, through the Mediterranean, across the Atlantic to the West Indies, and back again, the Victory' returned to Spithead ;none of them having put foot ashore during that period. In August, 1805, news of the French were brought to England ; and on the 14th September, Nelson embarked, for the last time, on board the Victory,' at Portsmouth. “He endeavoured,” says Southey, "to elude the populace by taking a byeway to the beach ; but a crowd collected in his train, pressing forward to obtain sight of his face. Many were in tears, and many knelt down before him, and blessed him as he passed.”
« I had their hurrahs before,” he said to Hardy, as they shoved off, “now I have their hearts !” All men knew that his heart was as humane as it was fearless; and that, without the slightest alloy of selfishness, he served his country with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his strength---and therefore they loved him as he loved England.
On the 21st of October, the battle of Trafalgar was fought, that battle in which
“God gave us victory,-but Nelson died."
The particulars of his death, in the hour of victory, are related with the most affecting minuteness by Southey. He bequeathed his old and faithful friend a small legacy, and a miniature, which Hardy ever afterwards wore round his neck. After a melancholy voyage home, the Victory,' shattered to pieces, arrived at Spithead, with the hero's remains on board; and on January 2nd, 1806, Hardy followed them to their place of interment in St. Paul's. The following month, for his services, he was created a Baronet. Subsequently he served on the Lisbon station, under Admiral Sir G. Berkeley, whose daughter, Anne Louisa, he married in 1807.
After being some time unemployed, he was sent, in 1812, to the Ramillies, to reinforce the fleet on the North American coast during the war with the United States. Here he performed various services with his usual ability; and providentially escaped the attempts made, with the connivance of the American government, to blow up the Ramillies, by means of explosion vessels. In 1815, Sir Thomas was nominated K. C. B.; and in 1819, he hoisted his broad pendant as commodore, on the South American station. The Spanish colonies at this time were in a state of revolt from the mother country, and their independence had just