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pies of the entire Bible, and ten thou- beneficial operations of the institution sand more of the New Testament in both at home and abroad, but what its 12mo. will be printed.
funds may prescribe. Much, it is ad. In Bengal a commencement has mitted, has been done towards accombeen made in translating the Scrip- plishing the Society's object; but that turcs into Chinese. In March, 1805, object inust be regarded as imper. the translation of the book of Genesis fectly accomplished whilst any naand the Gospel of St. Matthew was in tions remain, to whom the blessings a state of forwardness, and some of the Holy Scriptures have not yet chapters of each had been printed. been conveyed. “ And what object," And under the auspices of the col- the committee observe in conclusion, lege at Fort William, the Scriptures “can be more important; what more are in the course of translation into worthy the united efforts of all Chris. all the languages of Oriental India.* tians ? If the Scriptures contain the
Two editions of the English New doctrines of salvation ; and if there Testament, (8vo. and 12mo.) printed be thousands and tens of thousands, by stereotype, under the direction of even among those professing the relithe University of Cambridge, have gion of Christ, and capable of reading been printed for the Society, and the sacred records in which it is conmembers may now obtain copies of tained, who are yet prevented by povthem on applying to the Depositary, erty or other circumstances from 19, Little Moorfields. A large edi. possessing them, an institution, the tion of the complete Bible is in the sole object of which is to supply these press.t
wants, can stand in need of no An Association has been formed in commendation. Such an object will London, for contributing to the fund sufficiently account for the deep in, of the British and Foreign Bible So. terest, which the Bible Society has ciety, by small monthly subscriptions. excited in the United Kingdom, and
The different denominations of authorizes the fairest hopes that it Christians at Birmingham have unit will continue to receive the support ed their efforts in order to procure of the friends of revealed religion. subscriptions for the institution, and when we reflect on the alarming and a large contribution has been the afflictive dispensations of Providence, fruit of their zeal.
which have visited foreign nations, In closing the report, the commit whilst we have been blessed with an lec wish to guard the friends of the exemption from them, gratitude to society against relaxing their exer- the great Disposer of events in every tions to procure contributions to its possible way is more than a common funds, under an idea that they are duty; and in endeavouring to prosufficiently ample. The completion mote his honour by the diffusion of of the various works already resolved the Holy Scriptures, we discharge on, will require large disbursements: þut a small part of those solemn obli. The extent to which the Scriptures gations, which his singular favour so are circulated will materially depend peculiarly imposes on us. What ef. on the moderation of the price at fects may flow from the most success. wluch they can be sold : and the re- ful labours of the Society, is not duction of price inust be regulated within the limits of human foresight: by a regard to the society's funds. Paul may plant, Apollos may water, It would be highly desirable that the but it is God alone, who giveth the price could be so reduced as to suit increase. But we may be allowed to the circumstances of the lower class- entertain a reasonable expectation, es. In short, there is no limit to the that the seed of the word will not be
sown in vain ; and that amongst the • We understand that a donation of numbers to whom it will be conveyed 10001. has since been voted by the Com- by the Society, many will receive it mittee in aid of this grand design.
with joy, and cultivate it with profit; Bibles and Testaments are purchas- and that the beneficial effects of the ed by the Society at the wholesale price, institution will extend to generations from which, in selling them to mem
Ch. Observ. bers, there is a deduction made of 20 per cent.
The Bristol Society, for promoting praise to the great Lord of the vineReligious Knowledge among the yard, and to persevere in prayer that Poor, have published a Third Annu. showers may descend in plentiful ef. al Report, stating, That, since their fusions." commencement, they have distributed 110,000 Religious Tracts ; and en. A committee was appointed to con. couraging their friends to new and sider whether it would be regular to increased exertions.
exchange ministerial labours with any
one, who openly denies the divinity At the late Anniversary of the Mag- and atonement of Christ, and made the dalen Charity, which was the forty- following report, which was accepted. eighth, it was reported, That since the “ Whereas a few individuals in the commencement of that institution, no ministry have openly denied the di. fewer than 2,400 young women, a con- vinity and personality of our Lord and siderable majority of whom were under Saviour Jesus Christ, Voted, That twenty-one years of age, have been this association, feeling it a duty to rescued from the vices and miseries bear testimony against principles so of prostitution. The evil, however, subversive of the pillars of gospel still continues to a most alarming ex- truth, of vital piety and morality, do tent; and additional remedies are recommend to their brethren in the imperiously demanded. Another in- State, earnestly to contend for the stitution of a similar kind, conducted faith once delivered to the saints ; to by pious persons of evangelical prin- hold no communion, and to form no ciples, and under the direction of exchanges in ministerial duties with Christian Ladies, would do honour to preachers of this character." the sex and to the nation. Ev. Mag.
The following motion was made and approved :
“Whereas the relation between a CONNECTICUT.
minister and his people is one of the At a meeting of the General As. most solemn that can be formed in sociation of Connecticut in Weathers- this world, Voted, That this body do field, June 17, 1806, “ Inquiry was disapprove of the growing usage in made with respect to the state of re- the churches, by which this relation ligion, in the churches with which we is dissolved, without making public have connexion, from which it result the true reasons of discontent in the ed, that although much coldness and parties, as tending on the one hand, lukewarmness in spiritual concerns, to shield the immoralities and erroappear in many places, yet in others, neous opinions of a minister, and on the spirit of vital piety eminently pre. the other, to gloss over the unreasonvails; and various parts of the vine- able discontents and vices of a peoyard are watered and enriched with ple." heavenly dews. The friends jof real Attest, John ELLIOT, Scribe, religion have much cause to render
Con. Evan. Mag.
“ Sansanding, Bamboura, As there have lately appeared va
Nov. 10, 1804. rious accounts of Mr. Parke and his “ My dear friend- We left the fellow-travellers in Africa, the follow. Gambia in good health and spirits, ing extract of a letter from him to his and continued travelling with the friend at Goree, being the only au- greatest and most flattering prospect thentic information received since he of success, till we had crossed the reached the river Niger, will no doubt Falam River, and entered Minskoodo: prove acceptable to those who fecl an here, alas! the rainy season cominterest in the fate of that enterpris- menced, and the soldiers were affecting man :
ed with fevers. The fever had at the
first appearance of ephus, but in a row; and they will soon be given to few days the yellow tinge of the skin the public, accompanied with accuconvinced us that we had a more dan. rate Memoirs of his Lordship's Life. gerous disease to contend with. (Here he relates his method of treat
FRANCE. ment, which he says, he has crery The Colleges for the education of reason to believe would have been ve the English, Irish, and Scotch Cath. ry successful, bad they had proper olics in Paris, have, by a decree of convenience, and not been exposed to the Emperor, been united into one the heat of the sun.) Our numbers establishment: and a course of Lec. diminished very rapidly : for, as the tures on Philosophy is now delivering rainy season advanced, the dysentery there in the Latin language. made its appearance, and we reached the river Niger, 22d August, in a ve
ITALY. ry weak and sickly state. On our ar- Among the MSS. dug out from the rival we had a long palaver with the ruins of Herculaneum, a fragment of king of Bamboura, and received per- a Latin Poem has been discovered, mission to pass to the eastward, and containing above 60 hexameter verses, arrived at Thirpla, (Sansanding) which relate to the battle of Actium where we have resided near two and the death of Cleopatra. The months, fitting out our schooner, and MS. is written in large letters, and laying in provisions. The healthy all the words are separated by points, season is now set in, and I indulge the Some hopes are entertained, that this hope of reaching the coast before any will prove to be the poem of Varius, more of us drop off. Out of 44 Eu the friend of Horace and of Virgil ropeans, who left the Gambia in good and that the whole of that work will health, only lieutenant Martin, and be recovered. three soldiers, of the royal African corps, and myself, remain alive. I NEW ENGLAND. have not had a day's sickness since I The number of young gentlemen, left Goree. Mr. Anderson, my broth- who received the degree of Bachelor er, friend, and companion, died of a of Arts, in the different Colleges in dysentery on the 28th of October, and New England, in 1806, follows: Mr. Scott of a fever two months ago. At Harvard, in Cambridge, (Ms.) 41
“ I am yours, &c. Yale, New Haven, (Con.) 73 (Signed] “ MUNGO PARKE." Brown, Providence, (R.I)
18 The guide who brought these let- Dartmouth, Hanover, (N.H.) 25 ters, says, that he saw Mr. Parke to Williams, Williamstown, (Ms.) 26 the eastward of Sansanding, after Middlebury, Middlebury, (Vt.) 14 the date of bis letter. He also re- Burlington, Burlington, (Vt.) 6 ports, that there was an English ship Bowdoin, Brunswick, (Me.) in the Gambia that had letters on board from Mr. Parke, for his majes
210 ty's secretary of state.---Lon. paper. In 1805, the whole number was 188 The Executors of Lord Macartney
Increase 22 have confided his papers to Mr. Bar.
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