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strated the great advantage of circu- in Liverpool, by Samuel Hope, Esq. lating schools. In the course of a few and in York, by Mr. Thomas Wemyse, years, you will have perambulated the Academy. country; and, under the influence of that gracious Being, who has already CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, so manifestly blessed the progress of The Corresponding Committee of this the work, this moral wilderness may Society, at Calcutta, has taken into its assume the appearance of the fruitful service two native Christians, who are field-this desert may yet blossom as employed at Meerut to read the Scripthe rose.
Such being the object, and tures and superintend the schools. One such the means, your Committee cannot of these, Permunund, was first condistrust the public feeling so much as to verted to the Christian faith by Mr. suppose, that even at the expense of Chamberlain, the Baptist Missionary. some temporary privations, this great He had not, however, been baptized by work will be neglected or abandoned. Mr. C., as he wished to have his infant
“ Should, however, contrary to the son baptized with him. He had, thereexpectation of your Committee, the fore, declined baptism at the bands of public bounty in the ensuing year prove Mr. C., but sought it from our Church. inadequate to the present establish- At Meerut he was employed by the same ment, you will have no alternative lady (the wife of an officer) who has Your duty, though the most painful one presented to the public the affecting you have ever had to perforın, will be story of “ Henry and his bearer," and to yield obedience to the public deci- who is now in England, in reading the sion. You must, in that case, submit prayers of the Church of England, and to the relinquishment of a considerable the Scriptures, in Hindoostanee, to a number of your schools ; and steeling small congregation chiefly composed of your hearts as men and as Christians, natives, who used to assemble in a room you must withdraw your palsied hand in her garden. He got only read but from their supplicating grasp, and re- explained the Scriptures to those who sign to that perilous state of ignorance attended ; and his expositions are said and apathy from which you fondly hoped to have been very satisfactory. to rescue them, many of our brethren “ In February, 1815," this lady writes, who are looking up to you for the Scrip- “ Mr. Thomason arrived at Meerut; tures of truth, and who are, perhaps, and, at my entreaty, appointed Permueven now praying for a blessing from nund as a schoolmaster in the city of God on the head of those whom they be- Meerut, under the Church Missionary lieve to be sending this precious treasure Society, with a salary which included amongst them. But it is impossible the services of himself and bis brother. that such a picture can be realized, - A room over the gateway of that anthat such a painful task should be im- cient city was procured for his school, posed upon you.-Britain has been ho- by favour of the judge; and many of noured by the Almighty as his instru- the old scholars and pupils of Mr. Bowment in doing good to mankind at large; ley flocked to him. --Britain will not, cannot, thus leave 66 After his appointment in the school, her own children to perish ;—give publi. Permunund continued to come to us city to your plan,-to your success, for instruction, his brother assisting to your wants,_and your Committee him in the school. He performed Direst assured that those wants will be vine Service in our chapel as usual; and supplied.
brought his boys to the service, and also Surely no British, and especially no to be examined in their progress. Scottish, above all, no Highland, beart “ Our chapel now began to be filled can resist this appeal. We shall only by our own Mussulman and Hindoo add to it the notice, that subscriptions servants, and our school-boys, with are received, in London, by William Al- those of Permunund, from the city. len, Esq. Plough-court, Lombard-street; Every one behaved with the greatest Messrs. William and Thomas Christy, decency, and seemed to take delight No. 36, Grace-church-street; Richard in hearing him.. Phillips, Esq. East-street, Red Lion- " It now became common to see the square; Jos. Reyner, Esq. No.50, Mark- servants, in different parts of the house lane; R. Steven, Esq. Thames-street; and garden, spending their time in Mr. Jos. Tarn, East-street; Rev. Alex- learning to read the Scriptures; and ander Waugh, D. D. Salisbury-place; one man, in particular, always carried
a copy of the Gospel of St. Matthew in Hands has completed the translation of his girdle, and, during the intervals of a third Catechism, and a large collection his work, sat down and read his two of Scripture Extracts. chapters. He knew no more when we At Amboyna, Mr. Kam preaches in left Meerut.
Malay to considerable congregations. “ Permunund appeared to me to be a Many of the masters of slaves have reman of a quick and lively imagination; quested him to undertake the instrucand had a manner of expounding Scrip- tion of their slaves, finding that the inture particularly adapted to the natives, structed slaves are more faithful and and sometimes highly beautiful. It ap. diligent than the others. He had spent peared to me that he was better fitted about a month in preaching the Gospel for preaching and expounding to grown in the island of Banda; a great part of persons, than for teaching children; the population of which, as well as of although the children in his school made Amboyna, is nominally Christian; but a very fair progress, whilst we remained has for a long time been neglected. at Meerut."
Their anxiety, however, to possess the This lady left Meerut in June, 1815. Scriptures is very great. " There are A letter, however, has been received thousands,” he says, " who would part from the Chaplain on that station, an with all they possess to obtain a copy of active friend of the Society, dated a the Bible in their own tongue;* and if year later; namely, in June, 1816; which they hear I am to preach in Malay, states, “ We have here a little Indian which is at present more my business church, which, as yet, I can only super- than preaching in Dutch, many collect intend occasionally. Permunund, a together two hours before the service converted Hindoo-a sincere, devout, begins." and simple Christian-is the schoolmas- A deputation from the (London) Mister, and teaches about thirty natives to sionary Society, consisting of the Rev. read the Scriptures, expounding them D. Bogue and the Rev. W. Bennett, has in a very modest way, and with much visited Holland, in order to confer with genuine feeling. He has also a school the Netherlands Society for Missions, on of young children who attend him. He the best means of advancing the inreceives a monthly stipend from the terests of the kingdom of Christ in Church Missionary Society. The poor the world. That Society is approved by fellow seems to be lifted to a new state the National Synod, and has the counteof existence by our arrival. He has nance also of the government. It has been languishing, without countenance, instituted a seminary for the education under a temporary cloud; which we of Missionaries, at which six students have fully swept away, by an open in- are already placed. The attention of vestigation of the circumstances of his the Society had been drawn to the coast
of Guinea, the West Indies, and Suri
nam. The deputies urged also upon (LONDON)MISSIONARY SOCIETY. their consideration the strong claims of
Six Missionaries from this Society the East, especially of Java, Amboyna, reached Madras on the 26th of August. and their dependencies, and a determi. Two of them proceeded thence to Cal nation was expressed to send Missioncutta, and one to Bellary, to assist Mr. aries thither. A Mission to Irkutsk, in Hands. One was destined to remain Russia, was also contemplated. with Mr. Loveless, at Madras, where a missionary chapel has been erected, CHRISTIANITY IN INDIA. with a missionary free school attached
We have much pleasure in transto it, in which between one and two hun- cribing from the Missionary Register dred boys are daily taught to read the oracles of God. At Bellary, Mr. Hands a work recently published, entitled has four native schools under his care,
Sketches of India, " which is attributed which are said to prosper, and he in
to a writer of great authority. It gives tends to increase their number. He
an account of what he himself witnessed was about to begin to preach in the Canara language. In the mean time he preaches in English, and is attended by
* The British and Foreign Bible Somany Europeans and by some natives. ciety are now printing, in this country, Considerable good appears to be effect- a large impression of the Malay Scriped among the European soldiery. Mr. tares.
of the proceedings of Mr, Chamberlain, but never, op a rude guess, I should
Hindoostanee Translation of the ary at Hurdwar, the Loretto of the Hin-
sources of idolatry, Mr. Chamberlain, " At first, as may be expected, his by his prudence and moderation, comauditors were few; a pretty convincing manded attention ; and, I have little proof, when 60,000 were collected, that doubt, ere the conclusion of the sair, it was not through were curiosity that effected his purpose, by converting to they subsequently increased. For the Christianity men of some character and first four or five days, he was not sur- reputation." rounded by more than as many Hindoos : in ten days (for I regularly attended) We bave received the 30th Number of his congregation had increased to as the Periodical Accounts of the Baptist many thousands. From this time, until Missions, to which we shall take an the conclusion of the fair, they varied; early opportunity of attending.
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
THE only foreign occurrences which presented to the public in an authenclaim to be distinctly noticed in our tic shape, and may therefore be liable view of public affairs for the present to some doubt. It states, that the mission month, are the election of Mr. Munro, of Lord Amherst, had failed in accomformerly the American Envoy at this plishing its object, and that he was on court, to the Presidency of the United his return to Canton, without having States, by a large majority of votes ; succeeded in obtaining an interview and the restoration of prince Talley- with the Emperor, wbo would not adrand to the favour of Louis XVIII. He mit him into his presence unless he has resumed bis office of grand cham- consented to the customary prostrations. berlain at the Thuilleries, where his at- At the same time, some differences are tendance bad for some time been dis said to have arisen between Captain pensed with
Maxwell, of his Majesty's ship Alceste, Among the foreign occurrences of the and the Chinese authorities at Canton, month, may also perhaps be classed the which had produced acts of violence intelligence which has been received on both sides. Apprehensions appear from China, but which has not yet been to be entertained that an interruption
of our intercourse with China may be the scanty measure in which French the effect of this transaction. We trust wine, which forms, as is well known, the that the next arrival from that quarter common beverage of Frenchmen, is will dissipate these fears.
stated to have been dealt out 'to him Another point to which it may be
and his attendants. It would seem proper briefly to advert, is the discuss right to allow them an abundant supply sion which has arisen respecting the of that article, instead of limiting them treatment of Bonaparte at St. Helena. to six bottles a day. A person belonging to his suite, of the The metropolis has continued in a name of Santini, has arrived in England, state of tranquillity during the past and has published a Memorial which month, if we except some clamorous had been addressed by General Mon- expressions of popular feeling excited tholon to Sir Hudson Lowe, the go by the execution of John Cashman, one vernor, accompanied by some farther of the persons actively engaged, on the statements of his own. The obvious 2d of December last, in plundering the purpose of this publication is to excite shop of Mr. Beckwith, the gunsmith, of an interest in this country in favour of The last moments of this unhapBonaparte; and it is sufficiently evident, py man were marked with an imposing that in the pursuit of this object effect fearlessness, accompanied by a hardenalone is studied, and not truth. The situ- ed levity of behaviour, which was ation of Bonaparte is necessarily a situ- quite appalling, considering the ciration of restraint. He is a prisoner, cumstances in which he was placed. and a prisoner under very peculiar cir. He rejected all spiritual counsel or assistcumstances. In such circumstances it ance, joined in the shouts and exclamarequires but the exercise of a very mo- tions of the populace, and went out of derate portion of ingenuity to invest the world in the act of cheering them to his fate with interest, and to call forth perseverance in the cause, meaning, of feelings of commiseration in his favour. course, the cause to which he fell a By keeping out of view the enormities victim We do not intend to discuss the which may have condemned an indi- expediency of capital punishments in vidual to the gloom of a dungeon: by general; but certainly it forms a conslightly exaggerating or dexterously siderable objection to the public'exhibicolouring admitted facts; and by ex- tion of them, in cases like the present, hibiting as real some of those touching that they may be employed to counoperations of the mind which may exist teract the very ends of punishment. only in the imagination of the writer; a In Somersetshire, some disturbances sympathy might be excited for the suf- occurred among the coal-miners about ferings of the very worst criminal the beginning of the month, but they even for the murderer of the family of were repressed by the firm and at the Marr, or of Williamson. In the case of same time conciliating conduct of the Bonaparte, the publication of Santini magistrates, without leading to any fatal has led to a discussion in the house of results. At Manchester, the disposition lords, and to explanations on the part to insubordination assumed a more seof lord Bathurst, the secretary of state, rious, because a more deliberate and which appear to us to have effectually systematic, appearance. Preparations removed the impressions produced by having been previously made, a large that work. Most if not all the evils assemblage took place, by public notice, of which Bonaparte complains, are
of labourers and manufacturers, proeither joseparable, in the nature of vided with blankets and other neces. things, from a situation of restraint and saries; who met for the purpose of proconfinement, or are the direct conse- ceeding in a body to London, with a quences of his own pride and obstinacy. petition to the prince regent for the He sullenly refuses, for example, to ex- redress of their grievances. It was extend his ride beyond a certain limited pected that the deputation would have distance, (about a mile and a half,) be- consisted, in the first instance, of at least cause, if he passes that limit, he must be 10,000 individuals, to whose number accompanied by a military officer of the considerable additions were looked for rank of captain, and then he complains in the course of their march. A large bitterly that his health suffers from his body of the petitioners had actually not being allowed a wider range. The commenced their journey, when the only complaint that appears to us not to civil power thought it necessary to inhave been satisfactorily explained, is tersere, and to prevent their further
progress. About 250 of these misguided for punishing the seduction of sailors individuals are said to have been ar. or soldiers from their allegiance to his rested and sent to prison. What the majesty. It is not our purpose to disissue would have been, bad they been cuss the policy of these different enact. allowed to proceed on their wild and ments. We are persuaded that vigorous infatuated expedition it is impossible measures of precaution had become into say ; but the probability is, that it dispensable; and we entertain no great would have been highly disastrous to the apprehensions, that open as all the acts parties themselves, to say nothing of the of government are to parliamentary danger threatened to the public peace. animadversion, and deserving as Their means of subsistence must have the existing government of credit for failed before they could accomplish its moderation, any evil can now from their journey; and marching in such the increase of power intrusted to it, imposing numbers, they probably would which ought to be regarded as counternot have been very scrupulous as to the vailing, in any sensible degree, the admode of supplying their wants : and on vantage likely to be produced under the most favourable supposition, no be- existing circumstances, by such an innetit whatever could have resulted from crease, in completely securing our init, to compensate for the expense to ternal tranquillity. themselves, and the alarm to the public, An effort has been agaid made to inof such a novel and hazardous enter- duce government to abandon the lot. prise. A few individuals have also tery as a measure of finance, but without been arrested at Glasgow, suspected of
We were happy, however, to treasonable practices.
perceive, in the speech of lord CastleIn parliament, the measures of secu- reagh, a recognition of the immoral and rity proposed, by lord Castlereagh, to consequently injurious tendency of this be taken against our domestic dangers, method of raising money; and an adhave all been adopted by large majo- mission, that if a convenient substitute rities. These are, first, the suspen- could be found for it, it ought to be sion of the Habeas Corpus Act, until the given up. We may therefore regard 20th of July next; an act for the pre- the extinction of this public nuisance vention of seditious meetings, similar to as not very distant. that which passed in 1795; and an act
ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. Rev. Paul Belcher, M. A. Mathfield Rev. John D. Perkins, East TeignV. co, Stafford.
mouth Perpetual Curacy, Devon. Rev. John Hull, M. A. Shillington V. Rev. John R. Fletcher, Gruetheke, co. Bedford.
otherwise Quethioke V. Cornwall. Rev. Mr. Strong, M. A. one of the Se- Rev. Henry Robinson, B.A. Otley V. lect Preachers before the University of and Farnley Perpetual Curacy, co.York. Oxford, vice Dr. Stone.
Rev. Samuel Whitlock Gandy, M.A. Rev. William Michell, Llantrissent V. Kingstone upon Thames V. Surrey, vice co. Glamorgan.
Savage, deceased. Rev. Matthew Hill, Morton Jeffries Rev. Philip Durham, M. A. a Minor V. co. Hereford.
Canon of Ely Cathedral, rice Stephens, Rev. Thomas Hill, a Vicar-Choral of deceased. Hereford Cathedral.
Rev. W. Molesworth, Beauworthy R. Rev. R. Lewis, Musbury R. Devon. Devon, and St. Breake R. Cornwall.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS, T. F. B.; Qidouninp; ww; S. M.; BENEVOLUS; M.; C. PALMER; I. L. ; bare
been received. The details furnished by C. S. could not be inserted in this month's Number; but
it is intended that they shall appear in the next. CEPHAS; PAULINUS; C.C.; M. E. G.; CANDIDIOR; and SELECTOR, will
obtain a place. The compositions transmitted by J. D. certainly indicate both feeling and piety.
One or two of them will probably appear. We agree with B. that the British Review deserves every encouragement. It
seems to us to be conducted on Christian principles.