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joy, in respect of stability, and in tracts written by the reformers, and respect of extent. This ingenious now publishing in the work, enarrangement of the text is largely titled “ 'The Fathers of the English illustrated, and in ą very uncom- Church,” by the Rev. Mr. Richmon manner, by a vast combina- mond tion of suitable Scriptures, which The author, Mr. Patrick, was a presents to'us an immense number gentleman of family in Scotland ; of promises relating to“ the future and baving imbibed the principles of prosperity of the church, as the cf. the Reformaation in Germany, refect of Divine Infiuence.” This turned to his own country, where truly scriptural sermon is concluded he zealously published them; which with suitable inferences, particularly soon excited the wrath of the Popish as affording encouragement to Mis- party, by whom he was burnt to sionary exertions.
death, March 1, '1527. We forhear to make extracts : The following are some of the arthe friends of the institution will, ticles for which he suffered : 1. Man we trust, peruse the whole; and we has no Free - will, 2. A Man is dare promise them, it will be with only justified by Faith in Christ, great satisfaction and profit. 3. A Man, so long as he liveth, is [7o be concluded in our nect.]
not without Sin, — 4. A good Man
doth good Works: good Works do The Transactions of the Missionary Hope, and Charity are so linked to
not make a good Man, — 5. Faith, Society. No. xvus. Price Is.
getber, that one of them cannot be Tus Number contains Extracts of without the other in one Man, in Letters and Journals of the brethren this Life. Taylor and Loveless, Missionaries The difference between the Law intended for Surat; also Papers re- and the Gospel is very clearly laid Jating to the Missions to the Coro- down, with many other useful points mandel coast, viz. Extracts from the of Christian doctrine; and the whole, Journal of Messrs. Cran and Des- for the purpose of circulation among granges, to April 1806, and froin the poor ; for whoin (by its sima Mr. Ringeltaube, at Palamcotta. plicity and perspicuity it is well
These papers shew what a vast adapied) it is printed at a very low field for Missionary exertions is pre- price. Those who give
away, sented in various parts of the East
may procure them ai Is. per doze ., Indies, and the great probability of or 21. per 100. extensive usefulness to the souls of men, millions of whom are perishing for lack of knowledge.
Mr. Ringeltaube's Journal is peculiarly LITERARY NOTICES. interesting. The incidents which
Mr. T. Clarkson has issued the occurred in his journies are novel Prospectus of a Work, to be comand affecting ; and afford consider- prized in two thick volumes, 8vo, able information as to the manners price One Guinea ; containing the of the natives, and their wretched History of the Rise, Progress, and superstitions. Mr. R. had the pros- Accomplishment of that great pect of being enabled to build a
Event, the Abolition of the Slave church at Mayilandy.
Trade. Mr. C. is undoubtedly well
qualified for this undertaking, as he Patrick's Places : a Treatise on the
had the honour of being an early, Law and the Gospel. Originally indefatigable, and persevering la written in Latin, by Patrick Ha bourer with Mr. Wilberforce in this milton, the First Scotch Reformer great work. and Protestant Martyr. Trans
Mr. Styles has in the lated and published by John Frith, fence of his Essay on the Stage, in the English Reformer and Martyr Answer to Mr. Aikin ; also a new in 1531. 8vo, Price 6d.
edition of the Essay, with the De Tus forms one of the series of fence in form of an Appendix
press, A De.
MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Much Information, from various Parts of the Globe, has been
lately received by the Directors; a Portion of which wę gladly present to our Readers; ,
A Letter has been received from Mr. Gregory Warner, dated April 11, 1807, in the brig Elizabeth, Bay of Islands, New Zealand; from which it appears that he left Port Jackson, in New South Wales, on the 7th of March. The vessel, which had been a Spanish prize, and had been laid by for a considerable time, proved leaky, so that the pumps were always at work ; and having but a scanty allowance of provisions, they were glad to put into New Zealand, on the 30th of March, to obtain a supply of fish and potatoes, and to stop the leak. They also received assistance from some whalers, which came inio the bay, and imparted to them some of their own siock. Mr. Warner expected to proceed on his voyage to Otaheite the day after he wrote, and expected soon to join the brethren there, who were apprized of his coming, by a letter which he sent them, Sept. 1, 1806, by the Hawkesbury sloop, which the Rev. Mr. Marsden had dispatched with necessaries. Mr. Warner had received an answer from the Missionaries there, the day before he left Pori Jackson. They expressed, as might be expected, an earnest desire to see him. He regrets, in very strong terms, the extreme wickedness of the crew, who were devoted to viee, and appear to be given over to a reprobate mind; and laments that he had noi on board the advantage of the company of one godly friend ; and adds, ** Remember me, O my God, for good; and give me strength to stand in this evil day of trial and fear;" carnestly desiring also the fervent supplications of his friends in England.
A FRIEND at Aberdeen informs us, That he has seen a Letter from the surgeon of the Harmony, of Greenock, dated Oct. 26, 1806, at Ylo, in Peru; in which he says that the American ship Taber, of Providence, arrived there a few days before ; and stated, that they had touched at Ota: heite, a few weeks previous (in September, we believe); and that the Missionary affairs were much in the same state as last reported by us. The Chief of Oțaheite, the Captain says, can write English very well. The natives continued to persevere in their original customs, and paid little at: tention to the preaching of the gospel : they discovered a great avidily for fire-arms; and would sell 12 hogs, weighing 10 or 12 stone each, for a muskel. The Missionaries were discouraged by not hearing for so long a tiroc froin home; but from what we have copied of Mr. Warner's letter, it appears that, in September or October last, they had received letters and supplies from England, forwarded by Mr. Marsden, together with the ögreeable information of Mr. Warner's coming to join them. We trust, therefore, that, by the beginning of last May, they had the satisfaction of receiving Mr. Warner as a brother, a missionary, and a surgeon.
Mr. John Laird, of Greenock, also informs us, that the Harmony has arrived there. She took out a letter for Otabeite, about two years ago i
but did not call there. Capt. Smith (who succeeded Capt. Affleck, the former commander, who was killed in an action with a French privateer) has brought with him young lad, named James Wattie, who was left in the island of Otaheite by the Britannia, continued there four months, and was brought away by the American ship Tiger *. He reports, that the King is almost always with the Missionaries : is diligent in reading and writing Englisb ; but does not attend divine worship with them, nor enter into their religious views; but that he is very friendly, and makes thern many presents. He also says, that the King has got two schooners; one about 20, and the other about 40 tons : that he has about 50 muskels, which are piled up in his palace in the European manner, and about half a barrel of gunpowder. Just before he left the island, the Queen was delivered of twins; both of which were killed; and that she is since dead, Wattie
says, he knew all the Missionaries very well ; and that they were 13 men, two women, and some children, all well: he adds, that the Miss sionaries collected all the children they could find of Europeans who had visited the island, and educaled them.
The Harmony left Rio Janeiro on the 30th of June last; at which time the Buffalo sloop was there; on board of which was. Governor King and family, the Rev. Mr. Marsden and family, all well. He also states, that the Society's late ship the Duff, which now belongs to Janeiro, and trades to that coast, had left that port three weeks before for Africa. Wattie says, that on board the Tiger, in which he left Otaheite, there were threp natives, who were recommended to the Captain's care by Mr. Youl, one of the Missionaries. This is copfirmed by a letter which he has brought from Mr. Youļto the Captain, dated 'Taheite, Aug. 10, 1806, intrealing Mr. Cusbing, the Captain, to get them taught English, and put under the care of some religious persons in America, to which he was going.
* Probably the ship called Taber, in the preceding letter.
most endeavours, always in the Extract of a Letter from the Rev. hope that the Lord might be pleas
ed to give us, by his providence, the Mr. Kicherer, stating the Cause of
means of keeping our dear congre: his abandoning the Settlement at
gation at that place together ; but, Zak River, dated January, 1807,
alas ! every efort proved fruitless. Long before the receipt of this We were utterly unable to provide Jetter, you will have learned in for them; and our prospects became what a miserable situation we found darker and darker. God knows the congregation of Zak River, what ardent prayers we offered daily which became worse and worse dur. to our Lord, to be enabled to reing our stay in that place : so that main upon this formerly so blessed every thing which we attempted to spot, which was dear to us above ameliorate it, proved fruitless. This all others. Our wants increased; was occasioned chiefly by the con- so that our poor people were on the tinnal drought, and the violent robu point of perishing ; and we also were beries of the Boschemen, Many of unable to provide for our necessithe people had been compelled to ties. Neither cattle nor coru was to takeʼrefuge in other places; and be bought at any price, partly on the remainder seemed ready to pe- account of the scarcity that everyrish for want of every necessary of where prevailed, and partly because life. flowever, we tried out- we could not send for it, for fear
of being plundered by the Bosche- Our Brother Vos has been obliged men, who had already murdered to take upon himn the office of clerk two of our baptized Boitentots. in our church, and instruetor of the
In these disinal circumstances our young people, until a way may be Lord shewed me the mcans by which opened that he can go again to Zak I obtained the opportunity of all- River. In the mean time, he is oc. swering to my calling, and becom- cupied with me in instructing the ing pot only useful to Christians, Heathen, vho are numerous among but also to a great many Heathen, us; and as I am sometimes obliged who likewise were longing for in- to be absent for many weeks toge: siruction : but however, as thereby ther, to preach at a distance, he ofthe difficulties in our place could not ficiates for me in Graaff Reinet ; and be removed, it had ibis effect: that is very useful to all the people
, my two brethren, together with our From early in the morning till late people, determined to follow me to in the evening, he is daily engaged The district of Graaff Reinet ; be- in this good work. However, he cause no way of deliverance opened hopes with me, that our Lord may, before our eyes; but this could ory at a future time open a way for be done witii an intention to proceed bim and brother Botma, who also afterwards to such a place as miglit is waiting for it, to establish our be thought convenient, and act as Zak River congrogation in a sep&. we had done at Zak River.
rate place. Our prospect, however
, By the grace of God, we are bow is in this respect very dark. Our ai Graaff Reinei ; and for this have worthy Landdrost Stokkeustrom is every reason for thankfulness. The ready to procure us a tract of land most of our people live with such in the Tarka, which is extremely men as allow thein to frequent our fruitful. But, on account of the religious meetings; and others of plundering Caffrariaris and Bosche them live in the village itself; so mans, that part of the country is that they may make daily use of the still very dangerous ; ihe more so, ineans of grace. Some of them are as all the inhabitants in that district even preachers of the gospel to their Aled away; and our people are not fellow-Hottentots and slaves, who. inclined to go again ainong their live at a great distance froin this enemies. Besides, we have no place; which has much more in- means of establishing a new mission; fluence upon them than we ever a number of cattle is necessary for could have ; because they do not food, and the cultivation of the expect that people of their own na- ground. According to our opinion, tion will impose upon them. I en- it will be the best that our people tertain great hopes that this will remain for some time in servitude, have the best consequences. Besides, in order to obtain some money and the servitude of our people makes cattle, necessary to begin a new eso them more industrious than they tablishment. This, however, will Frere at Zak River.
not be sufficient without other assist I enjoy at present the invaluable ance ; for the wages are low, com. privilege of preaching the gospel pared to what they continually staud among a vast number of persons., in need of. Besides, there are no The number of the Heathen increases' Christians in the Tarka country, in daily. Last Sunday I had the plea- whose service they can go. We sure of seeing 120 slaves and Hot shall be very happy to learn your tentois in our meeting, who re- opinion upon this subject. It will joice that they are enabled to bear be peculiarly agreeable for me to the word of God. It is very affect- receive a letter from you as soon as ing to see these poor creatures re- possible. Farewell ! my dear brejoice in this great privilege, of which thren ; and, soliciting your prayers, they were formerly deprived. I in
I am tend to go to-morrow farther into the interior ; and shall be some your affectionate brother, weeks from home, to preach the
J. KJOLER KR gospel to Christians and Heathens.
place, to the great annoyancc of the The following Copy of a most ini. neighbours, and to the disrepute quitous Law, passed by the Cor
of religion itself; and also to the poralion of Kingston in Jamaica, great detriment of slaves, who are is exactly transcribed from the induced, by divers artifices and pre
tences of the said pretended preachprinted newspaper, now in possession of one of our correspond- ers, to alloud the said irregular asents.
The immediate effect has semblies, whereby such slaves are been the suppression of all pub their owners' necessary business and
continually kept and detained from lic worship among
the the Baplist denomination, and employ; and, in soine cases, the
minds of slaves have been so operthe very great restriction of the Methodists, who are still per
ated upon and affected by the famitted to meet in a licenced
naticism of the aforesaid descripchapel ; but are not suffered to
tion of persons, as to become ac
Be it therefore employ their coloured exhorters
enacted and ordained, by the comin any other place.
mon council of the city and panish
of Kingston (the mayor, alderAN ORDINANCE for preventing the men, and common council-men of
Profunution of Religious Rites the said city and parish, or a comand l'ulse Worshipping of God, petent and legal number or quorum under the pretence of preaching of thein being in common council und teaching, by illiterate, ignor assembled); and it is hereby enant, and ill-disposed Persons, and acted and ordained, by the authoof the Mischiefs consequent there. rity of tbe same, that, from and upon.
alter ibe Ist day of July, next, no “ WHEREAS it is not only highly person, not being duly authorised, incumbent upon, but the first and qualified, and permitted, as 'most serious duty of all magistrates direeted by the laws of this island, and bodies politic, to uphold and and of Great Britaio, and in the encourage the due, proper, and 80. place mentioned in such licence, lemn exercise of religion, and wor- shall, under prrtence of being a shipping God: And whereas no- minister of religion, of any sect or ahing can tend more to bring true denomination, or of being a teacher devotion, and the practice of real or expounder of the gospel, or religion into disrepute, than the other parts of the holy Scriptures, pretended teaching, preaching, and shall presime to preach or teach, expounding the word of God as or offer up public prayer, or sing contained in the holy Scriptures, psalms, in any meeting or assembly by uneducated, illiterate, and ignor- of negroes, or persons of colour ant persons and talse enthusiasts : within this city and parish : and, And whereas the practice of such in case any person shall in any ways pretended preaching, teaching, and ofiend herein, every such person, if expounding the holy Scriprures, by a white person, small sutter such such descriptions of persons as afore- punishment by fine, not exceeding said, to large numbers of persons 1001. or by imprisonment in the of colour and negroes, both of free common jail for any space not excondition and slaves, assembled to ceeding three months, or both; or, gether in bouses, negro-bouses, if a free person of colour, or free huts, and the yards thereunto ap- black by fine, not exceeding 100!. pertaining, and also in divers lanes, or imprisonment in the workhouse and bye-places, within this city and for a space of time not exceeding parish, háth encreased to an alarm- three inonths, or both; or, if a ing degree; and, during such pre- glave, by imprisonment and hard tended preaching, teaching, and ex
labour in the workhouse for a space pounding, and pretended worship. not exceeding six months, or by ping of God, divers indecent and whipping, not exceeding 39 stripes, unseemly noises, gesticulations, and or both, as shall be in these casas behaviour, often are used and take respectively adjudgod.