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'for propagating the Gospel. That are engaged in the preparatory studies, event operated there, as it did every and some of them are ready to apply where else. The connexion of the for admission as candidates for orders.) church with the state of England, led Among the deacons, ordained by the to the persecution of the flocks, and bishop, one is a respectable Coloured the dispersion of the shepherds. The man, who officiated in the African destitate congregations were like sickly church, called St. Philip's, in New hot-house plants, which withered under York; where, the bishop observes," he the chilling infuences of desertion, po- was collecting a large congregation, verty, and reproach. In this condition who exhibited mach order and devotion they have continued to preserve a trail in the exercise of worship.” We speak and tremulons life, even till the present of these exertions as past, and not premoment. The first bishop was conse- 'sent, becanse we have learned that the crated in 1815, and there were then church was unhappily destroyed by fire barely enongh clergymen in the dircese, in December last. to constitute the canonical number of From the report of the committee for electors. Compared with this state of propagating the Gospe!, of which the things, the growth of the church, for the bishop, by virtue of his office, is presilast six years, has been rapid, thongh it dent, it aprears that there are thirteer has consisted principally in the resova. missionaries employed. tion of decayed aud destitute congre- The Rev. Amos Pardee, formerly of gations.
Massachusetts, and now a missionary at New York Conrention.
Manlins, Onondaga county, and parts The clergy of this diocese consist of adjacent, speaks thas of his labours: thie bishop' and eighty clergymen, of "Al Jamesville I bare, since Decemwhom sixty-five are presbyters and ber last, officiated every fourth Subfifteen deacons. Of these, four pres. day; and, on more than balf of the rebyters are without cures, and four preg. maining Sundays, have there held a byters aud two deacons are instructors third service; and on other days bave of youth in colleges, academies, and there, as welí as in the village of Man private schools. In the course of the lins, often visited the people of the cobyear preceding the convention, the gregation from house to bouse. Where, bishop ordained six deacons and four a short time since, only one episcopal presbyters, instituted one presbyter, family resided, there a respectable conconsecrated three churches, laid the gregation has now been collected, and corner-stone of a new church in the a number of persons of the first respect city of New York, and administered ability, of information, of wealth, and of confirmation, in various parts of the influence, have, from principle, attachdiocese, to three hundred and sixty-foured themselves to the church; wany persons. “ The rite of confirmation," Prayer-books are there seen in use; the he observes,“ has been so frequently responses are made with mnch propriely administered in the various congrega- and solennity, and ibe congregation of tiops, that it is not to be expected the worshippers are not only increasing in numbers confirmed will be so great as numbers, but also are appareutly grow. heretofore. It is a circumstance, how. ing in grace and in the knowledge of ever, gratifying to every friend of our ibeir God aod Saviour." church to know, that in the western We cannot close these extracts with district particularly, and at Turin, on out subjoining the following remarks of the Black River, the persons confirmed, the bishop, on the valne of missionary principally of adult age, were, with few labours, which occur in his address to exceptions, those who, not edueated in the convention, and wbich we thought our church, had embraced it from a proper to reserve for this place. They conviction of the soundness of its prin- well deserve the attention of the friends ciples, and of its affording, eminently, of the church in every part of our conn. the means of spiritual edification, and try. “In thus recording,” says the bithose apostolic ministrations and cere- shop, " the advancement of our church, monies by which their communion is to I would beseech you to bear in mind, be established and maintained with that that but for missionary labours, I should Redeemer who, through his church, not have had the gratification of winessconveys the blessings of his salvation.” ing, nor yon of hearing, these animating There are now thirteen candidates for events. Our clarch, in almost every orders ; and “ nearly as many, at New instance, has arisen in the new settle. York and at the academy at Geneva, unents from the smallest beginoinge. A
few charchmen, adhering with a real this Association in 1817, it was asserted which no depression could extinguish, that the inhabitants of the town of and no difficulties daunt, to the faith, Northampton were, with only two or the ministry, and the worship of that three exceptions, supplied with Bibles, church which, as that fold of their Re. and that consequently, so far as regard deemer in which they are to be nurtured ed the doniestic department, no neces. for heaven, engrossed their warmest sity existed for such an institution. The affections, communicated, by conversa. result, however, has demonstrated alike tion, and especially by regular meeting the fallacy of this opinion and the effifor worship, a portion of their zeal 10 cacy of the means adopted. The num. others; and thus their small assembly ber of copies already distributed ex. gradually augmenting, and cherished by ceeds 2000, and more than 200 subthe occasional visits of a missionary, scribers remain to be supplied. The rose at last to a congregation, which by total amount collected is 11131." extraordinary exertions erected an edi. From the Eleventh Report of the Kingstonfice for worship. This is the history of upon-Llull Auxiliary Bible Society. the rise of our church, in almost all “ Besides the copies confided to the those many cases in which we see her masters of the fishing ships for sale exhibiting the standard, of apostolic among their own crews, Bibles and truth, and primitive order, in those new Testaments in foreigu languages have, settlements of our State, where abound in several instances, been taken on nearly all the variety of sects into which board, to answer any occasions which Christians are uplumppily divided. And, might arise in the course of the voyage. brethren of the clergy and laity, let me The history of one of these, an Esqui. iinpress deeply upon joll, that this maux Testament, will be interesting :miglit be the bistory of the rise of our • In May, 1820, (the captain reports) church in innumerable more cases, being in South East Bay, we were visited could we extend the spiere of mission by several of the inhabitants, both male ary exertions."
and female, who staid on board a con
siderable tiine. Having been supplied BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE. with some Esquimaux Testaments preSOCIETY.
vious to leaving Hull, I gave one to a We copy the following passages, rela leading character amoug them. He aptive to the domestic proceedings of the eared to know what book it was, and British and Foreigu Bible Society, from pointed with his finger to the sky, saysome of the Society's recept - Monthly ing, “Very good ! He then asked me, Extracts;" reserving an interesting se- ( What truck?' or what lie must give ries of quotations from its foreign coile me in exchange, I endeavoured to make munications for a future Number. bin understand that I gave it him; and
“ From Mr. C. S. Dudley. he put the book into his bosom. During "I gratify my own wishes, and I the time that he remained on board, he doubt not those of the Committee, by wrote several Christian names on a giving you a sketch of the Hackney slate, which could be distinctly made Ladies' Bible Association. This instie ont. After some time be pulled off bis tution, embracing the villages of Hack boots, and gave them into my band. ney, Homertou, and Claptou, is divided I asked him, why he did that. He iminto twenty-three districts, which are mediately took the book from his bosom, placed uoder fifty-four collectors. Of to slew it was for that, that he was Wie zeal and diligence of these ladies, ready to part with so essential an article the following resnlis ffords conclusive of his dress. I intimaled that I could evidence : free subscribers, (28; sub- not thisek of taking them, and endeascribers for Bibles, 731; Bibles and voured to make hiin understand that I Testamenis distributed, 528. They have had brought out the bouks ou purpose voted for the general object of the Pa. to give freely 10 such persons as himrent Society (no return required), 5001. selt : but he threw down the boots on These results derive additional value the cabin floor, ran upou deck, and imfroni the prudence and discretion which mediately got over the ship's side, along have in a remarkable manner charac. with his companions, wlio descended terized this Association.”
with him into their boats; when the From the Sume.
whole company gave as three cheers, « I attended the Fifth Annual Meets and returned on shore." ing of the Northampton Ladies' Asso- • It cannot but atiord pleasure to the ciation. Before the establishment of Society to have put the New Testament
into the bands of a half civilized straj. one since your last anniversary. This ger who set so much value upon it; and steady progress towards the occupation they will join the Committee in praying of the whole country by these benefi. that, by the Divine blessing accompany- cent institutions, isbigbly encourag. ing it, it may prove to him, and many ing. Still much remains to be done., of his couutrymen, their guide to ever- There are yet six couuties which pos. lasting life.”
sess no institution in connexion with Froin the Second Report of the Ludies' your Society, and eight more in which Branch of the sume Society.
the Bible establishments are confined “ The Commitee bave particular plea. to only one town, and its immediate vi. sure in noticing the freqnent instances cinity. of the poor recommencing a Bible sub. “ 'I'he sum received in free contribuscription. A very poor woman, having tions amounts to 2,6161.; making an ex. finished her subscription for a Bible for cess over that of last year of 1,4371. herself, is now subscribing for a Testa. " The following fact will prove that ment for each of her seven children, in poverty is no bar to subscribing for the succession. In one association, five word of God, and should encourage Bible subscribers, baving completed those who engage in the work to visit their subscriptions, renewed them for every habitation, however apparently Bibles or Tesiaments for others in their wretched. “Iu canvassing one district families; and, in another, a poor man, in the city of Dublin, a person was appreviously without a copy of the Scrip- plied to, of rather decent appearance, ture, (except as he borrowed it,) laving who declined subscribing, alleging completed liis subscription for a Testa- that he could not afford it. The collecment, continued to subscribe for one for tors asked bim if there were any lodgers each child, saying, “ with God's bless in the louse, 10 which lie replied, ing, bis children would, in reading it, “There are several; but they are so obtain peace to their hearts, and then mixerably poor, that you may save your. they would find their wants in this world selves the trunble of going up to them.' to be very few.'"
They lowever went up; and although From the Siateenth Report of the Hibernian they found the report pot exaggerated, Bible Society.
they obtained three subscribers for “ The total number of Bible Institutions Bibles. On telling the man below of of every description now in connexion their success, he said, I am ashamed. with your Society thiqugliout the king. of myself,' and put his name down as a dom, is, 111, being an addition of thirty. subscriber."
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
for the invasion of Spain have trusted FRANCE.-The late elections have in a considerable degree to the chances turned out in favour of the ultra-royal- not only of what might occur in the ist party, the party at present in power. negociations with England, and with We do not augur any thing perma. the members of the holy alliance, but nently favourable to the tranquillity of what might tránspire respectiug the of France, from any temporary acces- temper of the French people, and also sions to a cause so widely unpopular; the progress of evenis in Spain iton the contrary, the probability of a self. Had the success of either party strong reaction is increased by what- in Spain been complete, and apparentever tends to render the ultra-royalists ly irreversible, the Freuch govern. vainly confident of their strength, and ment would probably have not been heedless of public opinion. Nothing long in making its election. As matexplicit is declared respecting an inva- ters at present stand, its army on the sion of Spain. In this measure, many Spanisti frontiers chiefly tends to keep of the nulitary, who are naturally up irritation throughout the whole eager for employnient, might doubt- peninsula, and to encourage the antiless willingly concur with the ultra- constitutionalists to perserering opporoyalists, however little they may wish sition, which, but for this and other success to their object; but at present foreign countenance, might have died the reports are favourable to peace. It away. It seems doubtful, asier all, would seem probable that no decisive whether this “ army of observation," determination has ever been formed originally stationed on the borders of on the subject; but that the advocates Spain, under the pretext of being a sånitary cordon to prevent the imporo on all hands acknowledged to have tation of the Barcelona fever, has not borne an honourable part in this Conin reality been kept up for domestic gress, as respects interference with the purposes. But if this be the case, internal affairs of Spain. we may confidently predict, that the TURKEY.—The views of the Congoverninent will experience as little gress respecting the affairs of Greece fidelity to its interests in its native and Turkey, are as little known as its' standing army, in a contest between deterininations relative to Spain. Nor itself and the public, as popularity to are the proceedings of the hostile pare its cause from its Swiss stipendiaries. ties themselves clearly ascertained.
Spain. The casualties of the civilwar The runiours are, however, generally now saging in this unhappy country, favourable to the Christian cause. appear to have continued in favour of Chourschid Pacha is described as in the Constitutionalists. General Mina the most forlorn condition; and the has obtained some recent successes Albanians are said to have deserted over the desultory bands of the “army the Ottoman standard. The Turks of the faith” in Catalonia, command- themselves, it is added, are indignant ed by the baron d'Erolles ; in conse, at their government, on account of quence of which the ultra-royalist its demand of the surrender of their party, which denominates itseli the gold and silver into the public trearegency of Urgel, fias retired north- sury for the service of the war; and ward to Puycerda, a fortified town at refuse to comply with the order. The the foot of the Pyrenees, and on the intelligence of the unprovoked and very frontiers of France. The Cortes inbuman massacre of the inhabitants seem firm to their cause, and are of Cyprus, has been confirmed. Men, making great exertions to raise troops wonnen, and children perished, liko and to procure loans. The regency of the unhappy people of Scio, in otte Urgel also has been negociating a loan indiscriminate slaughter; and it is: in Paris : the probability of repay- even stated, that the Turks have dement, in either case, depends upon the termined to act upon these precedents, contingency of success; as the victor and, fighting, as they urge, in the is not likely to recognize the debts of cause of God and their prophet, to the adverse party. Among the prin- give no quarter to any Christian who cipal rumours respecting the inter- falls into their hands. Strongly as tions of the congress of Verona to- we deprecate the principle of internawards Spain are the following: that tional interference, without imperain consequence chiefly, it is alleged, tive necessity, we cannot see how of the strong representations of the Christendom can justifiably look on duke of Wellingion, as to the impo- scenes like these, and not feel itself licy and injustice of hostile interfe- called upon to impose upon Turkey rence, no such measure will be adopt- an observance of the public laws of ed, unless in the event of some such Europe, and of all civilized countries, atrocious act as the murder of the which have been grossly outraged in king, or an attempt to sow the seeds these proceedings. Will not the blood of sedition and revolution in other of the Sciotes and Cypriotes call down countries, as was the case in the French for vengeance on their fellow-ChrisRevolution; but that strong represen- tians who refuse to interpose the arm tations are being made, or are to be of justice and humanity for their resmade,to the ConstitutionalGovernment cue? We need scarcely add, that all to modify the more democratical parts accounts represent the internal stale of its constitution, so as to render it of the whole of the provinces and a safer neighbour and example among islands involved in these disputes as the European nations. It has also most miserable; commerce, agriculbeen rumoured that the Curies them- ture, and inanufactures utterly lanselves are convinced of the necessity guishing, and no prospect, should hosof giving the king a final, instead of tilities continue much longer, but of only a provisional and temporary,veto famine and speedy depopulation. How on its enactments. These and other can British Christians be thankful rumours seem to be founded rather on enough that war has not for so many what the reporters consider probable years stained their domestic soil! or desirable, than on any actual know- How can they do enough to lessen the ledge of the proceedings at Verona, miseries of nations less favoured with which are conducied with the utmost liberty, education, and the blessings secrecy. Great Britain, huwever, is of “ tne Guspelof peace ?"
who had hitherto regarded him with REV. EDWARD TOWNSIEND.
affection and admiration for his mapy On July the 24th, of the present year, attractive qualifications, had now the died the Rev. Edward Townshend,
delight of secing whatever was amiable thirty-three years Vicaruf Bray, Berks,
in his character brought under the and Rector of Henley-on-Thames
dominion of Christian principle, by thirty-eight years. He was the only
the pervading influence of which he son of the Honourable and Reverend
was now enabled so to let his light Edward Towpshend, Dean of Nur
shine that God was glorified. wich, who married Mary, daughter of
It was in the year 1798 ihat this
important change began to take place father when young, he was received
in his religious character; and it is into the family of his uncle, the Hon- the more observable as he appeared to ourable and Most Reverend Dr. Corn. want no earthly good, and certainly wallis, Archbishop of Canterbury, could have no inducernent of a secular with whom he resided till he went to kind, but quite the contrary, to take college. He received his education up his cross and" follow his Reat the Charter-bouse, whence he re- deemer." So far as this world was moved to Christ's College, Cambridge, concerned, he seemed to possess every and gained a Tancred Scholarship, thing which could contribute to his The extraordiuary elegance of his per- happiness, while of his safety with son and inanners, joned to his high respect to another lite he had till now connexions, and a naturally amiable entertained no apprehension. But he and engaging character, rendered hims had not, till this period, “ the true an object of admiration, or regard, of knowledge of God;" he was ignorant envy, according to the different dis- of the holy and spiritual requirements positions of those with whom he asso- of the Divine Law: he was unacciated. His society was much courted, quainted with the peculiar blessings and he had not only a large acquaint- of the Gospel; and, to use his own ance, but made mauy friends-riends expression respecting himself, he was who were much attached to him to a blind leader of the blind." He the end of his life. Yet with all these confessed, indeed, vaguely that he was outward excellencies, Mr. Townshend a sivner ; but he saw nothing of the was pryud and irrilable. He could sinfulness of sin, or of its deserts in seldom bear coutradiction, and (as he ihe sight of God; and altogether he has often declared to the writer of this needed as certainly, though not permeinoir) was “ vainly puffed up by haps as obviously, as if he had been his fleshly mind" to seek the applause of a less anviable and engaging chaof meu far more than the favour of facter, a cumplete renovation of heart God. The benefits which a nercitul before he could be qualified for the Creator had bestowed upon hin only enjoyment of the lieavenly world. rendered him the inure thoughtless ut This change was very gradual. Mr. the Fountain whence they Howed, and Wilberforce's “ Practical View of the Giver was furgultep in the sell: Christianity” appears to have been gratulation caused by the possession especially useful to him when the of his gifts. In the midst, however, subject tirst dawned on his inind : of these worldly distinctions and en but there w4s 4 sentence in the third joyments, it pleased God to bring him chapter of that work which, for a long to a sense of his own sinfulness and time,presented peculiar difficulty to his debasement, and to shew him that all
apprehension, “ Christianity," says his natural advantages were ut 10 Mr. Wilberforec, " is a scheme for revalue except as used to promote the conciling us to God when enemies, and glory of God. This was not, however, for inaking the fruits of holiness the accomplished without much joward effects, and not the cause, of our being opposition; for his early habits, his justified and reconciled." Mr. Townsconstitutional propensities, and other beiid was long before he could comprecircumstances, ali conspired to ren. hend this stateinent; till at length, der the contact arduvus. But the alier conversing one evening fully and power of Divine Grace at length earnestly with a friend on the point, iriumphed; and thuse Christian friends with a particular reference to the third