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View of Public Affairs. For the greater part of our notice of Public Affairs for this month we are indebted to the Christian Advocate.

BRITAIN.-London papers to the 16th of April contain the most recent advices which we have seen from Britain. On the 1st of March Mr. Canning had so far recovered from his late severe indisposition, as to be able to bring the long-alked-of subject of the corn laws before parliament. The debate was adjourned to the 8th of March, when it was again called up by the chancellor of the exchequer : an amendment was proposed to the proposition which contained the radical principle of his plan; and, after a warm debate it was negatived, and the proposition as reported was adopted. The whole bill was passed on the 12th of April. The chancellor of the exchequer had deferred opening his budget till after the Easter holidays. On the 5th and 6th of March, the subject of Catholic emancipation was ably and eloquently discussed in the house of commons, on a motion, in favour of emancipation, by Sir Francis Burdett. The motion was lost by a majority of only four,--For the motion 272, against it 176. Had it passed the commons, there is no doubt it would have been negatived in the house of lords. When information of the termination of this business in Parliament reached Ireland, it produced what the English paragraphists call a great sensation, but no public disturbances ensued. Lord Liverpool was in a state of convalescence, but it was thought probable that he would never again appear in public life. Mr. Canning has been appointed prime minister in the place of Lord Liverpool, in consequence of which seven ministers of the cabinet, it would appear in dudgeon, have resigned, viz: The Lord Chancellor Eldon, the duke of Wellington, Lord Sidmouth, Lord Bathurst, Lord Westmoreland, Lord Bexley, (formerly Nicholas Vansitart,) and Mr. Peel. Mr. Canning in all probability will have the forming of his own cabinet, and as he is favourable to the Catholic emancipation, a new attempt for this object may be expected. The appointment of Mr. C. is very popular throughout the country, while the conduct of the exministers is strongly reprobated. It appears that from the 3d to the Sth of March, there had been a most unusual fall of snow in Scotland. Many lives were lost, and travelling for several days was almost entirely stopped. The drifts or wreaths of snow were, in some places, twenty feet deep. .

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. It does not seem probable that open war will soon take place between these powers. We believe the civil war in Portugal is nearly, if not quite terminated. As to Spain, we pretend not even to conjecture what she will do next:

COLOMBIA.—The political affairs of this extensive republic appear, from the last accounts, to be in a very unsettled and unpropitious state. It is again confidently stated, that Bolivar is aiming at the Dictatorship; and he and General Santander are said to be in open and avowed hostility with each other.

MEXICO.- In this republic also,çivil dissentions have arisen. In one place a regiment of soldiers has revolted, opened prisons--armed the prisoners--arrested the governor, and created a junta of their own.

UNITED STATES.-When we consider, in contrast with what we have stated above, the present peaceful and happy state of our own country--when we review its history from the period of its revolution to the present hour, we may see that to preserve order in a revolution, and to settle those who have heen engaged in it in peace and quietness under free forms of government, is much easier when freedom has been their birthright and long possession, than when the elements of a revolution that are to be moulded into republicans, have been born in bondage, and have passed a great part of their lives under the most despotic rule. Let us bless God for our happy allotment, and let us sympathize with, and pray for those, who must be taught the nature and proper use of their civil rights and privileges, by a tedious discipline in the school of adversity-of controversy and discorik perhaps of bloodshed, and civil war,

INDEX.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS,

349

page.

page.
A Sermon on the Duty of Heads
of Families,
163, 205, 259 | Letter to the editor,

267
A Sermon on Improvement in Sa-
cred Music,
157 Marriage, on

406, 478
Agency of Providence in refer- Masonry, on

ence to sin,
American Tract Society, Consti-

3 May, a man marry his deceased,
wife's sister?

451, 514
tution of the

168 Ministerial success, the glory of,

due to God alone, 213, 253, 301, 353
Beginnings, great encouragement
to small

109 Observations on a pamphlet, enti-

tled the doctrine of incest stat-
Character of Satan, on the
312 ed, &c.

550
Constitution of the American Tract On conversion,

61
Society,
168 On masonry,

349
Conversion, on
61 On oaths,

14

On raising funds for religious pur-
Doctrine of Incest, observations poses,

397
on a pamphlet entitled, the, &c. 550 On regeneration,

508, 512
u ty of Heads of Families, 163, 205, On the question whether a man

259

may marry his deceased wife's
sister,

451, 514
Editor, letter to the

267
Encouragement, great, to small be- Providence, agency of, in refer-
ginnings,
109 ence to sin,

3
Evangelical Witness, remarks on
statements made in the 401, 445, 503 Redeeming the time,

68
Regeneration, on

508, 542
Funds, on raising, for religious Remarks on statements made in
purposes,
397 the Evangelical Witness, 401, 445,

503
Glory of ministerial success due Revivals of religion,

363
to God alone, 213, 253, 301, 353
Grace, some things which are not Satan, character of

312
marks of

120 Secession church in the Orkney
Great encouragement to small be- islands,

119
ginnings,

109 Some things which are not marks
God's witness, the chureh 493, 557

120
Heads of families, duty of 163, 205, 259 The church God's witness, 493, 557

Time, on redeeming the

68
Improvement in sacred music, a

157

of grace,

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Edinburgh Review, remarks on an Profane swearing;

335
article in the

428, 466 Psalmody, Romaine on 74, 133, 177
Evil speaking, on

330, 378

Remarks on an article in the Edin-
Faith, the Christian's life of 531

burgh Review,

428, 466

Romaine on Psalmody, 74, 133, 177
Intercommunion, on

23

Strictures on the plan of inter-
Letters on the atonement, 88, 140, 171, course between the Presbyteri-

224, 277, 322, 369, 415, 422, 460, 566 an churches in the U. States, 24
Lying,

577

Theories of the atonement,
Ministerial employment,
336 The theatre,

287
On evil speaking,

330, 378 Unscriptural forbearance and the
On intercommunion,
23 no creed system illustrated,

2012
Usefulness of religious tracts, 334

Cameronian dream,

POETRY.

247 | Human life,

337

SELECT RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Account of a Suttee in India, 343. Ignorance and superstition at Je-
Adams' missionary report,
190 rusalem,

488
Address of Roman Catholics to Impressive ceremony,

393
their bishop,

195 India, account of a Suttee in 343
Albany County Bible Society, 536 Irish Catholic teachers, resolutions
Albany, Sabbath Schools in 343 of the

196
An act for a fast,
193 Irish Batholics,

339
Apocrypha controversy, 156, 294 Irish Catholicism,

390
A Sabbath in Italy,

387

Jerusalem, ignorance and super-
Bible Society, Albany County, 536 stition at

488
Bible in Peru, wonderful effects of Juggernaut, horrible scenes at the
burning the
248 festival of

337
Case of William Morgan, 340, 489 Letter, extract from a

437
Catholics, Irish
339 Letter, pastoral

149
Catholicism, Irish

390
China, moral condition of
390 Methodists,

344
Controversy, Apocrypha, 156, 294 Methodist clergy, support of 537

Miracle, a notable

579
Death of ministers of the church Missionaries, mortality of 249
of Scotland,

538 Missionary report, Mr. Adams' 190
Dutch church, the true reformed 154 Missions of the United Brethren, 341

Moral condition of China,

390
Extract from a letter,

437 Morgan, William, case of 340, 489
Festival of Juggernaut, horrible Pastoral letter,

149
scenes at the

337 Patronage, unprecedented, 393
Further illustrations of Masonry, Progress of reformation in Ireland, 578
a horrible outrage,

297

Resolutions of the Irish Catholic
Harvey islands,
389, 437 teachers,

196
Horrible outrage, further illustra- Revivals of religion,

383
tions of Masonry,

297

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Sabbath schools in Albany, 343 The Frech church,

579
Support of the Methodist clergy, 637 | True reformed Dutch church, 154

Wonderful effects of burning the
United Brethren, missions of the 341 Bible, in Peru,

248
Unprecedented patronage,

393

SUMMARY OF RELIGIOUS INTELLIGBNCE.'
African coast,
394 | Malacca,

100
African missions, brief view of
580 Malta,

148
American home missionary society, 37 Methodists,

149
tract society, 37, 437 | Morgen, case of

442
Bible society,

38
Jews' society,
38 New-South Wales,

148
Sabbath school union, 39 New-York Sabbath school union, 37
New-York,

207
Benevolent societies,

198
Bengal,
200 | Otaheite,

36
Bethelsdorp,

36
Beyroot,
442 Palestine,

442
Bible society,

199
mission,

538
Bombay,
35 Persecution at Geneva,

35
Burmah,
36, 149, 200, 250, 300, 442 Pitcairn's Island,

250

Presbyterian education society, 38
Canada,

251, 346
Ceylon,

36, 250, 300, 442 Reformed dutch education society, 487
China,

201 Report of the Presbytery of Char-
Constantinople,
299 tiers,

104
Revival in Albany,

487
Domestic missionary society, 39

in Troy,

583
Dublin,
99 Rome,

199
Dutch 'reformed education society, 487 Russia,

100
English home missionary society, 98 Sandwich Islands,36, 200, 250, 300, 345
Extraordinary case,

487

392, 441, 486
Scotland,

*98, 148, 199, 299
France,
148, 344 Scottish missionary society,

99
Freetown,
.
37 South America,

346
South Sea Islands,

200, 539
Glasgow catholic schools,
99 Surrinam,

582
missionary society,
99 Syria,

345
Great-Britain,

98, 148, 199

Theological seminaries of the Pres-
Highlands and islands of Scotland, 99 byterian church,

487
Hindostan,
100, 149, 199, 345 The case of Morgan,

442

The American tract society. 48
India within the Ganges,
442 Troy, revival in

583
Indian schools,
100 Turkey,

199, 391
converts,

346
Ireland,

299, 486 | United States, 100, 251, 346, 486
Labrador,
149, 300, 582 Wesleyville,

149
Liberia,
37, 539 West Indies,

39
Lutheran church,
100 Western Sabbath school union,

251

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC NOTICES.
Henry's Commentary,

40 | Warning against Unitarian and
Respiration,

40

ECCLESIASTICAL RECORD.

page.
Cambridge Presbytery, 251, 299 | Ohio Presbytery,
Minutes of the Associate Synod of Philadelphia Presbytery,
North America-1826,

41 Obituary,

page.

252
299
392

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
dirica,

204, 394
Ashantees,
318 Liberia,

346
Britain, 102, 201, 252, 300, 346, 392, Mexico,

104, 584
444, 491, 584
British India,
393 Netherlands,

252
British West Indies,

348
Buenos Ayres,
395 Panama,

204, 252
Peru,

395
Canada,

395 | Portugal,

252, 300, 393, 491
Colombia,

103, 204, 395, 584
Constantinople,

300 Russia, 108, 203, 300, 346, 393
East Indies,
202 Sierra Leone,

346
Europe,

444 South America, 204, 348, 492, 539
Spain,

103, 203, 392, 491
France,
103, 202 Spain and Portugal,

584

State of New York, 300, 540
Great-Britain, 102, 201, 252, 300, 346,
392, 414, 491 Turkey,

252, 346
Great-Britain, and Ireland, 252, 300
Greece, 203, 252, 300, 347, 393, 491 United States, 104, 204, 300, 395, 492,

539, 584
Hayti,

348
William Morgan,

540
India,

347

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