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succeeds me, will rejoice in the harvest Rev. E. V. Neal .; L.5 0 0 which shall be gathered in here. There- Ruth
4 0 0 fore I hope that my brethren, when Miss Cecil
10 10 0 they are on their knees, will address the Subscriptions or donations will be throne of the great King of Israel, that he received by Messrs. Drummonds, Chamay pour down his spirit on this people.” ring-cross; the Treasurer, Thomas Ba
In these devout anticipations we sin- bington, Esq. M. P. 17 Downing-street; cerely join ; adding to them our earnest Mr. Hatchard, Piccadilly; and the Rev. prayers, that these Missionaries, in J. Gibson, 10 King's Road, Chelsea. common with all others, who teach the essentials of our holy faith, may obtain SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPORT from the great Head of the church, that AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF success which will be at once an excite- SUNDAY SCHOOLS THROUGH ment and a reward to their endeavours OUT THE BRITISH DOMINIONS. for the promotion of the Redeemer's The annual meeting of this Society kingdom, and the eternal welfare of the was held at Batson's Coffee-house, on human race.
Wednesday the 16th April. From the
Report it appeared, that this Society had LOCK ASYLUM.
added 206 -chools, within the last year, It seems not to be generally known, to their former list. The Society, since that annexed to the Lock Hospital is a its commencement, has given 460,342 charity, called the Lock Asylum, insti- Spelling-books, 90,233 Testaments, and tuted for the reception of as many of 8,166 Bibles, for the use of 4,917 schools, the female patients as, upon their dis- containing upwards of 410,000 scholars. charge, stand in need of a refuge, and Earnest applications have been made desire to forsake their evil courses. At to the Society, from New South Wales, first there was not an Asylum ; but it in behalf of the numerous poor children being found that most of the women, in that colony, for whose benefit schools upon leaving the hospital, had no altera have been established at different sta. native but to return to their former tions. The Society has sent thither mode of life, a penitentiary was humane- 1,100 Spelling books, and 30 sets of colly provided for them by the governors, lective Lessons. at the suggestion of their chaplain, the Similar applications have been made venerable Mr. Scott.
from the isle of Ceylon, where much The Asylum has received, since its exertion is making for the moral imestablishment in 1787, between 600 and provement of the rising generation. 700 young women ; of whom about half The Society have forwarded 400 Spellhave been restored to society, many ing-books, and six sets of collective have been brought to sincere repent. Lessons to that island. ance, and some have died in the faith. The design of this Society, it may be
Owing, however, partly to its being a important to state, is not to give a learnsecond institution, partly to its not be- ed, but a religious education; not to ing supported by the funds of the Hos- exalt the poor above their situation in pital, and partly to its being unknown life, but to make them happy, useful, the Asylum is by no means adequately and respectable members of the commusupported. Ať present, indeed, its nity; to give them that Christian knowfunds are so low, that the governors ledge which, through the blessing of have been compelled to reduce the God, may make them wise unto salvanumber of women admitted ; and unless tion, and to bring them up to a love of its pecuniary resources are increased, honest labour and industry, that they they shall be under the painful necessity may learn to eat their bread with joy of shutting up the house altogether. and thankfulness.
And surely among They cannot but hope, however, that the means that have been devised for their present appeal will be attended to counteracting the effects of human corby the readers of the Christian Observ• ruption, and for promoting the best
The situation of the charity has interests of individuals, and of the Jately been advertised in the news- community, the institution of Sunday papers, and the governors have thank- Schools deservedly holds a very distinfully to acknowledge the following do- guished place. It is hoped, therefore, nations.
that the hearts and hands of many may Lady Wilson
L.21 0 0 be opened to aid in this labour of love; P. H. by Mr. Hatchard 2000 especially when it is considered how E. V. ditto
10 10 0 much the peculiar circumstances of the
present times tend to strengthen the ge. friends, a large sum might thus be Beral motives which should incite us to raised, without inconvenience to the promote such an institution.
donors : for which purpose, he will be Subscriptions will be thankfully re- happy to furnish any required number ceived by the Secretary, Mr. Thomas of statements Smith, 19, Little Moorfields; the Trea- In addition to the names of subscribers, surer, Jobo Thornton, Esq. King's Arms inserted in our former volume, p. 196, Yard; and by Sir Peter Pole, Bart. we observe the following names among Thornton and Co. Bankers, Bartholo- others, viz. mew-lane.
L.20 0 Duke of Beaufort
20 0 0 FOREST OF DEAN.
Duchess of Beaufort
5 0 0 In our last volume, p. 195, we inserted
20 0 0 the Memorial of the Rev Henry Berkin, Lady Sherborne
20 0 0 M. A. on the subject of supplying the
Hon. Philip Pusey
52 10 0 means of spiritual instruction to the Fo
Hon. J. Dutton resters on the northeast, or Hereford
20 0 0 shire side of the Forest, situated on ex
S. Gardiner, Esq.
50 0 0
50 0 0 tra-parochial ground, and amounting Mrs. Waldo to from 1200 to 1500 souls, living in
Samuel Smith, Esq. M.P. 21 0 0 from 250 to 300 cottages. To that Me
Abel Smith, Esq. M. P. 21
25 00 morial we beg again to call the attention of our readers. In consequence of the
J.C. Reeve, Esq.
21 0 0 aid he then received, from government
J. C. Powell, Esq.
20 0 0 and individuals Mr. Berkin laid the
J. B. Wilson, Esq.
20 0 0 first stone of a church on the 4th of June
Rev. M. S. Smith
20 00 last.
Mrs. M. E. S. Smith
5. 00 In eight months, a large church has been built, a churchyard enclosed,
Hon. Miss Calthorpe 10 00 and a school-room erected capable of
R. J. Thomson, Esq.
15 15 0 containing 400 children. The church
Sir J. Kendaway, Bart. 10 10 0
10 10 0 was opened on the 5th of February, by Sir H. Martin, Bart. episcopal license, and is to be conse
S. G. Smith, Esq.
10 10 0 crated in June next. " I have thus," Major General Cary 10 10 0 observes Mr. Berkin, “ the happiness W. Keene, Esq. M. P.. 10 00 to see both the present and rising gene
J. B. Bosanquet, Esq. 10 10 0 ration, on this side of the Forest, fur
H. Charrington, Esq. 10 10 0 nished with the means of religious wor
N. Charrington, Esq. 10 10 0 ship and education ; but I have, by C. Grant, Esq. M. P. 5 0 0 these means, taken a heavy responsi. Rev. W. Cunningham, 5 5 0 bility on myself, as the funds are still Rev. J. Tomlins
5 5 0 far short of the needful amount. I feel,
J. Bate Esq.
5 5 however, no anxiety for the event ; be
E. N. Thoroton, Esq.
5 5 0 ing confident, that the continued bene
J. Steers, Esq.
5 5 0 volence of the public will not be soli
5 5 0 cited in vain, when the circumstances
W. Wilberforce, Esq. M. P. 5.00 of the case are known.
J. M. Grimwood, Esq. 5 0 people have rendered what assistance W. Harryman, Esq.
5 0 0 was io their power ; and one man, own
5 0 0 er of a quarry, has given the stone. I
0 0 trust, that by means of this work, true
Miss E. Champion
5 0 0 religion and pure morality may be the
W. A. Garratt, Esq.
5 0 0 ornaments of the surrounding country ;
F. Garratt, Esq.
5 0 0 por does any plan appear more likely to Donations will be thankfully received add strength to our excellent establish- at the following places, where a correct ment, both in church and state, than list of the present subscribers may be by making good Christians and peace- seen :-Messrs. Hoare's, bankers, Fleet. able subjects.” Mr. Berkin, therefore, street; Messrs. Martin's, bankers, Lomsolicits subscriptions (however small) bard-street; Messrs. Rivington's, bookin aid of this interesting object. And sellers, St. Paul's Churchyard; Mr. if any benevolent persons, into whose Hatchard's, bookseller, Piccadilly ; and hands this may fall, would kindly col- by the Rev. H. Berkin, Weston, near lect-a few shilliogs each among their Gloucester.
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. according to his means and opportuni
ties, to sound abroad these tidings of salA very gratifying intercourse has been vation? Was it necessary for the first opened between this society and the disciples to labour so abundantly in bishops of the Episcopal Church in the word and doctrine? Must they encounUnited States. Dr. Griswold, the ter perils by land, and perils by water ; bishop of the Eastern Diocess, has re- be in season and out of season; boldly cently published a Charge to his Clergy, withstand persecution, flames, and in which he earnestly and eloquently death; and reprove, rebuke, and exhort urges on them the duty of missionary with all long-suffering? And is it now exertions. He observes," with sorrow become of so little concern-are the souls. and with shame, that our church has of men now so worthless, and their saltaken but little part in this work.” vation of so small account, as to give us “ There is no greater stigma,” he adds, no anxiety or solicitude-as not to be 66 which has justly been affixed to the worth the sacrifice of a few hours from established Church of England, and the year, or a few pence from our sullies that reputation which she has so abundance! Tell it not in Gath. eminently acquired in the Christian " Why did our blessed Saviour suffer world, than her apathy in regard to such indignities, and the cruel death of propagating her faith."
" But now we the cross? Why, with such awakening rejoice to bear testimony that the concern, send his Gospel to all the naChurch of England is awaking from this
tions of the earth? To what purpose Jethargy, and arising in her strength." were all the labours, and sufferings, and * But there is one portion of the Chris- martyrdom of apostles, and evangelists, tian Church still delinquent,"_46 and prophets, unless it be a matter of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the the utmost importance that men should United States.". Addressing this church, hear and believe the Gospel—unless it he remarks" Is it not a fact, that we be an indispensable duty, and most beplace improper reliance upon our ortho- nevolent work in all Christians, to im doxy, as supposing that truth will part to mankind the knowledge and spread of itself, and bear away the means of salvation ?" prize; while others, on a worse founda- No less worthy of a Christian Bishop tion, by using better diligence, build is the following passage : with more rapidity? If we would main- “Happily for the general state of retain that rank among the champions of ligion, and to the great honour of the the Cross to which we think ourselves Christian name, the disciples of Jesus entitled, let us not rely on the paper are, at the present day, awakening to a arms of canons, creeds, and articles ; sense of this duty, and sending the light but put on the whole armour of God; of the Gospel to those who sit in dark. let us press forward, amidst the perils of The walls of Zion, we trust, are the holy warfare ; the first in labours, extending on its true foundation and if not the first in fame." " It is time chief corner-stone-on the apostles, and that this too just reproach of indolence prophets, and Jesus Christ himself. should be taken away from our church; His kingdom is enlarged by the sword of and that we, who profess the purest the Spirit, which is the word of God, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, should “ Most astonishing have been the no longer be the coldest in zeal for en- exertions, and not less wonderful the larging the borders of his kingdom. It effects, of Bible Societies; now extendis time that we show our faith by our ed, or rapidly extending, through the works,
greater part of the Christian world. “ Is it not our duty to impart the This is an era of Gospel Light, surpassbread of life to the hungry? And is it ed only by that of its first propagation : less the duty of Christians to make and the great miracle of the day of known the will of God to the ignorant, Pentecost is almost repeated. Again and to rescue thoughtless sinners from do the apostles, though all Galileans, misery and shame? Was the command preach the Gospel to every creature. of Christ, to preach his Gospel to every Parthians and Medes, Cretes and Aracreature, limited to his first Apostlesbians, the dwellers in Africa and the Has the merciful Saviour no love-no remotest parts of Asia, hear them gracem-no concern for sinners at the speak, in their own tongues, the wonpresent day? Is it not the duty still of derful works of God. Much is already every minister and every Christian, done, and more, we may hope, will be
speedily effected, by the propagation of inhabitants. Mr. Hughes's children were the Written Word. It will tend, we there. The whole seemed serious and may trust, to what is so much by all attentive. I told thein, after the sergood men to be desired, the union of mon, that there would be Divine service Christ:ans in faith and affection, in' and a sermon in the evening, at Mr. doctrine and practice. In proportion Hughes's. I overheard one of the sol. as they receive these living waters pure diers say to his companion, how glad he from the holy Fountain, they will be should be to
to hear the word of God: refreshed with the same comforts, and it was long since he had heard it. I reimbibe the same spirit. With the Di- turned to Mr. Hughes's house, and adFine blessiog, it will facilitate that for ministered the sacrament to him and which we daily, and, it is to be hoped, his wife ; and was glad of this opportumost sincerely pray, “That all, who nity of remembering the crucified Saprofess and call themselves Christians, viour. may be led into the way of truth, and " Mr. Hughes's room was full at hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the evening service. I read prayers, and bond of peace, and in righteousness of preached from Eccles. xii 14. There life.""
was a serious spirit in the congregation, A letter has also been received, by but a great noise without. the Secretary of the Society, from the “ March 1.-Having been abore a Bishop of Philadelphia. “ The state of week with Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, I may our church," observes the right reve- now state my views respecting them. rend prelate, " under the Divine bless- “ I think they are both sincerely aiming, has been gradually improving, ever ing to do good in their day, and to adsince the introduction of authority to vance the kingdom of Christ; and are ordain. With the hope of furthering likely, I trust, to prove a great blessing the same object, we instituted, a few to Goree ; and are, in some respects, years ago, a society, whose constitution peculiarly adapted for the situation. and reports I herewith send. We have, 4. They appear to have conducted also, within these few weeks, organized their plans respecting the school with another society, whose endeavours are considerable ability ; and Mrs. Hughes to be extended to New States westward has paid great attention to the decent of Pennsylvania. I enclose their consti- clothing of the girls. I certainly think tution; and have the pleasure of men- that they ought to be encouraged, as tioning, that a missionary is already on much as circumstances shall allow." his tour."
Sierra Leone, March 7- The We rejoice in the promising appear- approach to Sierra Leone forms as ances which these communications ex
interesting and picturesque a hibit.
as I remember ever to have seen. The WESTERN AFRICA.
high mountains, their lively verdure, The Missionary Register contains ex- the lofty palm-trees, and the change of tracts from the Journals of the Rev. scene arising from our gradual progress Mr. Bickersteth, during his late visit to up the river, with the sight of the ships, Africa, from which we shall select a few the town, and the Kroomen in their capassages for the information of such of
poes rowing towards us, renders the our readers as may not have access to whole scene novel and animated." that work.
March 11.-"I have been, this mornGoree, Feb. 23."I this morning ing, to see two slave-ships ; one taken called upon Colonel Chisholm. He lately in the Gambia, and the other spoke very bighly of Mr. Hughes, of his in the Rio Pongas. Truly distressing general good conduct and steadiness, ideas were necessarily suggested to the and particularly of bis attention to the mind. children under his care. An officer “ One was a small two-masted vessel, who was with him, said, “I have this to about the size of an English pilot-boat, say of Hughes, that you know nothing but not half so well furnished. It conof him, and see nothing of him, but tained, when taken, seventy-three huin his school ; and I think him one of man beings, sixty of whom were slaves. the most useful members of society They must have been literally crammed on the island.'11
together under the deck, on the top of Feb. 25. Sunday. I performed Di. water-casks which were put under them vine service in the Government House. in the hold. There were wooden gratThe soldiers attended, and some of the ings to keep them down. In other
parts of the vessel there was rice river. The banks are low, and lined sufficient to feed them on the voy- on each side with mangrove-trees. There age.
is no open ground till we come to a small " The other vessel was much larger, village, called Charleston, of six or eight and was intended to contain about three houses, belonging to Mr. Samo. Here hundred slaves. Only one hundred and was once a slave factory. The view was twenty had been taken into the ship, very beautiful, and became more go towhen it was captured. Many of these wards evening, when the burning rays had since died, from the previous close of the meridian sun ceased to have confinement. Five had died even in power. I could almost fancy myself coming from Goree.
on some parts of the Thames : but here " The captured slaves were standing were no towns with churcbes for the or sitting on deck, and seemed happy worship of God; no cheerful and hospiin their deliverance. They have been table mansions; no birds refreshing us partly clothed, and are now regularly with their songs; but a death-like siprovided for by Government."
lence! I could not but attribute it to 66 The settling of the captured Negroes the slave trade, that no towns are built in the colony is likely to promote its ra- here; and then, at once, rushed into my pid improvement; and, probably, will mind all the scenes of cruelty, tyranny, ultimately prove greatly subservient to rapine, and oppression, which have the extension of the Gospel. They form passed in this river; and the still an assemblage of all the neighbouring greater tyranny which Satan exercises nations; an from their liberation, and over benighted millions! I felt happy the provision with which they are fur- in coming on a different errand; and nished for at least a year, they will na- grateful that my beloved country had turally feel indebted to their deliverers. renounced that sinful traffic." They soon learn something of English;
March 29.-" I have been engaged and can easily be gathered together for the whole of this morning in examinpublic worship and instruction. These ing the boys separately, and have things seem so many leadings of Provi. been much gratified. No school of dence, to induce us to make our chief English boys that I am acquainted with attempts within the colony."
would have answered the questions " It appears very important to mark so seriously and so feelingly. Surely the indications of a providential lead- the labour of God's servants has not ing. Among these, I consider the pro- been in vain ! Surely God's Spirit has tection of an established government, striven, and is yet striving, with the the facility and safety of intercourse hearts of these children! I already feel with the people, the economy attending a great love for these children." a mission, and the number that may be March 31. Sunday.-- The children easily collected together. In the ab- sang the hymn which begins sence of supernatural inspiration, such • This day belongs to God alone! circumstances may be considered as the very sweetly; and I afterwards talked to call, “Come over, and help us and all them from Isaiah lviii. 13, 14, showing these things speak strongly in favour of them what they should not do on this our exertions in the colony."
day, and what they should do; and that Gambier, March 21.- The change if they attended to this day as they that appears to be made in three or four ought, how God would bless them. of the Gambier girls is worth all the la- "I cannot look on these de children bour and expense that has been be- without much interest. It is, indeed, stowed on Africa. . Their minds seem pleasing to see ninety children, the off renewed, and their hearts made soft and spring of slave-traders, and of headtender, by Christian principle. It was men and other natives, gathered out of truly interesting to find feelings wbieh' the midst of the heathen, and entirely mark and distinguish the real Christian, iatrusted to us, to teach them White in those who were born heathens, and Man's Book. Surely we should discern who, in all probability, would have con- in such a sight, a favourable sign of the tinued such, but for our Society, as times for poor Africa; and though we God's honoured instrument."
have gained as yet but little, yet this Rio Pongas, March 24.-" About two should keep alive our hopes of more. o'clock we crossed the Rio Pongas poud- “ The heart sighs when it feels that, bar, and have since (now seved in the perhaps, among these little ones, many, evening) been slowly advancing up the possibly most, may fall into their couns