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menced: but the tumult continued the ball was extracted, which was found increasing in the street, until a pumber in hin in the shape of an ingot, while of these furious creatures forced their fluctuating between life and death, he way into the church, uttering horrid wrote, at our request, to give his tt so cries and threateuing to kill us, which timony in our favour to the government, threw the whole assembly into con. in case of his death. He had already fusion, and put a stop to the service, saved us from a massacre that was to antil they were dragged out and the have been geveral on the night of the doors seeured, which were, bowever, 16th of October. Yon have leard that soon assaulted with violent knocking the Duke returned immediately that he by the mob, who still sought to rush in heard of this event, and urged the reand murder us. We passed three opening of the temples. We remonquarters of an hour in this frightful sort stratud, for we were persuaded that we of siege, not knowing what would be. hould be all massacred, nuless he had come of us, and deprived of all com- sufficient force to protect us. Thus we munication with our friends in the are indefinitely deprived of public town, and trembling lest our only de. Worship, tih proper measures are taken. fender, the brave General, might not One of our friends has composed an have it in his power to preserve us from Address on the events of the 12th, death. Frightful situation! The bor- and on our miseries in general; but it ror of it is not to be described. At must rest in bis bureau, till the moment length the doors were opened by the arrives when the whole truth shall be General and a double guard, and we told. He addressed a second letter to wept forth each endeavouring to get the Duke, entreating him to pity us, to his own home through showers of for he knows that we did not deserve stones which were thrown at us, from any of these miseries. No one can which many are still ill, and tlıree were conceive the unfortunate condition to killed. It was at this moment a pistol which the unoffending Protestants are was discharged by one of the wretches reduced, nor the deceit, perfidy, and at the General.
savage ferocity of our enemies, who are In the course of the day, some of the under powerful leaders. We are not mob, with watchets, forced their way ignorant liow we are calumniated ; but through the gates into the temple, de we cannot speak, nor write, nor print vastating it in every possible way which any memoir in our justification, be. their rage and fury could suggest, tear: canse it would be attended with the ing down the box for receiving alms greatest danger, to state even the most for the poor,--destroying the books— notorious facts. We will, however, pillaging a closet which contained gara prepare it, though it should not appear ments for the poor-tearing off the these ten years; and though, in the drapery round the pulpit, which was mean while, we suffer reproach and qnite new-taking away our register every evil. Still I trust in Providence, books and gowns and, in short, cvery
to bring forth our righteousness as thing. Our venerabie President Olivier, the sun, to confound our oppressors. was conducted to his house by a cir: Perhaps the day is not so far off. Dif, enitong route, surrounded by eight or ferent reports circulate ; one is, that one. tev officers : bnt followed by the mob. of the chief anthors of our misery is nttering the mort horrid imprecations. in disgracé ; God grant it! I expect The officiating minister for the day did nothing from men, but all from God. not descepd from the pulpit till the
Yours, &c. last moment, when the violent knock. ing at the door, and the cries of the The follow
che The following letter from the Duke poor people within, drowned his voice. I was one of the last who left the
D'Angouleme, fully explains the church, with my wife on one side, and
pature of his offer to assist the Pro. my child on my other arm; and though
testants. without an escort of officers (for it was Monsieur le Prefect of Gard, evident that the troops sided with the - KNOWING that the Catholics of mob) I was mercifully preserved. If the city of Nismes would wish to have the General had been wounded half an their churches which are oecupied by honr sooner, we shoald infallibly been the Protestants, but that their wishes all massacred. Our assembly was large, cannot be carried into effect, until they and consisted chiefly of the more re-enter iuto an arrangement with the spectable people of our community. latter for the purchase of these churches, Almost all the ladies received blows which would enable the Protestants to from the stones. My mother was build one; I promise, in case this struck in the hoad. The excellent arrangement should be made, to con• . Conut La Garde, from whom happùy tribute the im of 15,000 francs to.
109 wards the purchase of the churches bat £1750 must be provided from other for the Catholics. If, therefore, the and more general funds. Protestants and Catholics determine on In former Reports, your Committee this, I desire you to inform them that have been used to congratulate the they may rely on the sam which I have Society on the increase of their funds; promised.
they were not then ripe, as they now I hope that the individuals under are, to congratulate 'you on the great your goverument will see in this dis. increase of your expenditure. The position on my part, that I wish to do, difficulty of obtaining precise infor. as far as depends npon me, all that mation, as to the places most proper can contribute to maintain amongst for the establishment of schools, and them that perfect harmony which the caution it was absolutely necessary ought to exist amongst all the king's to observe in the introduction of a new subjects. Receive, M. le Prefect of system, rendered it impossible for your Gard, the assurance of my esteem. Committee to proceed more rapidly in Yours, affectionately, opening the channel for the flow of that
liberality, which, with an almost general LOUIS ANTOINE.
feeling of enthusiasm, hailed the commencement of your Institution. By
the persevering labours of your Secrea PROVINCIAL.
taries however, and the zealous co
operation of many of the clergy and HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS OF proprietors in the Highlands apd 13, SCOTLAND. .
lands, all obstacles have been over,
come; and such a number of schools Society for the Support of Gaelic Schools. are now organized, as, under the bless.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, 1815, the ing of God, bid tair, with the means Fifth Annual Mieting of this Society using by other Societies, to spread, in was held at Edinburgh. In the absence a few years, through the darkest re. of the Right Hon, the Earl of Moray,
cesses of our country, the knowledge of the President, the Rev. Dr. David the cverlasting gospel. Johnston, of North Leith, one of the
With the gradual extension of your Vice-Presidents, was called to the operations, your expences increased ; Chair. .
.. but the public cheerfully snpplied your At this meeting, which was most re. growing wants. During the first year, gpectably attended, both by members their bounty defrayed all your expences, in town, and several gentlemen from a and left unexpended a balance of L'383. · distance, the Report of the Committee During the second y
During the second year, á fund of 2500 was read; a number of Resolutions was accumulated, which was invested were passed; and the effice-bearers in government security, to serve as a for the ensuing year were elected.
preservative against emergency. The
receipts and the expenditure of the Extract of Report
third year were nearly equal. The The liberal supplies from Bible So. operations of last year diminished the ejeties promise a sufficiency of funds balance on hand about £60. And now, for defraying all the expences incurred your Committee have to report, that in furnishing the schools with Bibles the expenditure, including salaries due, and Testaments; but it is necessary and in the course of payment, not that the public should distinguish clear. only exhausts all the Subscriptions and ly between the nature of that supply, Donations within the year, together and the supply required for the maine with the balance on land from last tenance of the schoole. Including sa- account; but, after sweeping away tur lary, travelling expences, books, and whole fund accuniulated in the five per all the appendages of the Society, it cent. stock, will leave a balance of may be reckoned that each school costs about £ 200 against the Society.
£30 per annum; of this sum, about £ 5. This prosperous state of expenditure only is expended in the purchase of the your Committee have no doubt, will Scriptures. All the donations of Bible be received with much satisfaction ; and Societies must be exclusively appro- conceive they have little more to do to priated to that purpose; and, therefore, obtain the necessary supplies, than to the donations can vever do more, than shew how these may be properly ero' answer one-sirth part of the expence pended. of the establishment. There are now And what is the expence, and what to be provided for 70 schools, which, the object to be attained ? The average at 230 each, create an annual expence expence does not exceed 12s. per of £2100. Of this sim there may be annum for each scholar; and, as it defrayed, by Bible Societies, 350, was calculated, and is now ascertained,
that 18 monthis will be fully sufficient
ORDINATIONS. . . to attain the object, the total expence
August 1, 1815. The Rev. W. Wil. of teaching one person to read the king
kins (late of the Countess of HuntingScriptures will be under 20$.
don's connection) was set apart to the Subscriptions and Donations are re.
pastoral office at St. Agnes, Cornwall, ceived by the Treasurer, J. Campbell,
Mr. Moore, of Truro, commenced the Esq. Edinburgíı; and in London by W.' Allen, Esq. Lombard Street; R.
service, proposed the questions, &c.;
Mr. Bounsell, of St. Columb, prayed Phillips, Esq. Ren Lion Square; J.
the ordination prayer, accompanied with Reyner, Esq. Mark Lane; R. Steven, in position : Mr. Wildbore, of Penryn, Esq. Thames Street; Rev. A. Waugh,
gave tie charge, from John iv. 38. ; Nir. D. D. Salisbury Place; and in Liver: Go
Guard, of Mevagissey, preached from pool, by Samuel Hope. Esq.; and in Deut. 38
Deut. i. 38, . Encourage him.' --- In thie York, by Mr. Thomas Wemys's Aca.
evening, Mr. Bounsell preached from demy.
Acts xi. 20, 21, and concluded the services of the day.
· August 29. The Rev. J. Chalmers ESSEX AUXILIARY SOCIETY. (late of Knottingley) was ordained over Sir, To the Editor.
the congregational church at Stafford.
Mr. Brook, of Tutbury, began the serMany persons in Essex, friends to
vice; Mr. Cooper, of West Bromwich, Missions and to the (Londou) Missionary stated the nature of a church, &c. : Mr. Society in particular, wish that an Insti- Grove, of Walsal, offered the ordination tution, in favour of Missionary exertions prayer; Mr. James, of Birminghain, in their own county, were more generally gave the charge, from 2 Tim. iv. 5. : Mr. known among its inhabitants. This wish Rattles, of Liverpool, preached from has nothing selfish iv it; but proceeds 1 Cor. xvi. 10.; Mr. Harris (the former from a conviction of the importance of minister) concluded with prayer. Mess. Missions to the Heathen, and of the Salt, Ternie, Tollis, Niel, Shawyer, obligation on Christians to snpport them. Silvester, Capps, &c. engaged in the I therefore request, by the direction of other devotional services of the day ; the Committee of that Institution, the Mr. Jamės preached in the evening, and insertion of these lines in your Maga- Mr. Smith, of Milbank, on the evening zine, since you have a multitude of preceding. rraders in tliis county, whose attention
Dec. 12. The Rey. E. Smith wag, may thus be excited, and their zeal
ordained at Nayland, Suffolk. : The quickened to promote so important a
service was opened by Mr. Browley, of religionis object, connected with the
the Needham ; Mr. Ward, of Stowmarket, welfare of mankm. *
delivered the introductory disconrse ; Mr. There has existed in the county of Atkinson, of Ipswich, presented the Essex, for nearly two years, a respect. ordination praver: Mr. Ray, of Sudbury, able Institution, denominated the Essex
PX gave the charge, from 2 Ton. ii. 15.; Mr. Auxiliary Missionary Society, having Mr. Crathern, of Dedham, preached for its object to aid the (London) Mis- from Phil. ii. 15.; and Mr. Hickman, siouary Society and other British Mis- of Lavenham, concluded. Iu the evensions, as circumstances may require. ing Mr. Cox, of Hadleigh, preached ; It is coutined to no particular denomina- and Messrs. Crathern and Good engaged tion of Christians. From its funds the in prayer. Bioravians have received £50 ; Mae the Baptists, £ 50; and the (London)
CHAPEL OPENED. Missionary Society, £ 200. Its Committee from public views, much wish
Nov. 9. A plain commodious chapel,
dent del that the triends of the (London) Mis. sionary Society in Essex, or ot'other
tion, was opened in the parish of Jan. Missionary Institutions, would make ga
ako gaffo, Anglesea; when sermons were this Auxiliary Society the channel of
preached by Mr. W. Hughes, from Rom.
V. 2.; Mr. D. Griffiths, Bethel, from their communications, and will faithfully
1 Tim. iii. 16.; Mr. D. Roberts, Bangor, convey contributions to any Society as
from Exod. xx. 24. ; Mr. J. Jones, Tal. may be requested by individuals or
garth, from Col. iii. 3. ; Mr. J. Evans, congregations. It is hoped, that thus
Beaumaris, from Zech. vii. 11, 12. ; and this Institution may be eminently bene
Mr. J. Griffith, Caernarvon, from Isaiah ficial to the (London) Missionary Soci.
liii. 1. The services were introduced by ety, and other Missions ; and that, there. fore, the friends to Missions in Essex
Messrs. D. Beynon, and R. Roberts.
About thirty years ago, the Lord will not neglect it.
prospered the exertions of the Rev. B. Yours, &e.
Jones, at this place; but on his removal Hitham.
S. NEWTON. from the ce to Pwllheli, when preaching
111 could be obtained very rarely, the church- of the inhabitants, and the present was members joined the Calvinistic Method, one of six indictments preferred on the ists, excepting one family, wbich has prosecution of the Rev. Mr. Wright, the been the principal support of the cause minister of the sect, in order to estato this day. Through the late occasional blish the right of undisturbed worship, labours of the Rev. l. Powell and others, and to secure it in future. To such a the hearers have increased, and the pitch had the zeal of some of these misLord has added to this small church. guided parties to these disturbances car. Mr.H. Lloyd being now stationed among ried them, that they finally succeeded in them, it is hoped still more good will destroying the place, where the Méthodbe done. The expence of building ists met, by fire, whicin was deemed amounted to £180, towards which £ 50 necessary for its purification; and it was were contributed in the neighbourhood. proved against one of the defendants,
uuder another indictinent, that he had Jan. 18. A Public Meeting was declared that he saw no more crime in held in the Assembly Room, Sheerness, killing a Metbodist than in shooting a on account of the sufferings of our Pro- crow. Nearly all the persons prosecuted testant Brethren in France. The Chair were in a humble station of life. The dewas taken by J. Chambers, Esg. who fendant at present before the Court was opened the business of the Meeting in an a hair-dresser, having been 15 years 2 appropriate address. Resolutions, ex- private in the King's service; from which pressive of the intentions of the present he had been lately discharged, with a Meeting, were read by the Rev. J. pension, as unfit for further duty. Prankard, who moved and supported Mr. Jervis, last Term, obtained a rule them, in a speech of considerable length. in arrest of judgment, on the grounds · He was seconded by Rev. Mr. Sutcliff. that this was a prosecution, founded on Other Resolutions were afterwards the 52d of the King, chap. 155, which moved, and seconded by Mr. J. Terry provided that any person charged with of Queenborough Mr. Birch of Sheer- disturbing any religious Congregation Dess, T. Wright, Esq. of Minster, and should, in the first instance, he taken Mr. Canham, jun. A Collection was before a Magistrate; who, if he should made, amounting to about £ 29.
consider the complaint as well-founded, ''At Kulington, on Feb. 5, 1816, was
should call on the defendant to enter into formra a Bible Association, in connexion
S recognizances of £ 50, to appear and
answer the complaint at the next Gene. with t'ontefract Auxiliary Society. The
ral Quarter Sessions; and in case of bis Meeting was held in the Vestry of the
not finding such security, to commit him ; parish-church, and was both respectable
and if, at the Sessions, he should be found and attentive. The Association will be cu
De guilty, he should then pay a fine of £ 40. principally conducted by Ladies. This In the present case the prosecutors had forms a connecting link with six other
removed the proceedings, by certiorari, Associations, which Messrs. Rankin and
from the Quarter Sessions to the Assizes, Wade have established.
where the defendant was found guilty.
Mr. Jervis since moved an arrest of LONDON.
judgment, on the grounds that the Act of
Parliament confined the jurisdiction to COURT OF KING'S BENCH. the Quarter Sessions, and took it away Thursday, Nov. 16.
from the Court of King's Bench, and
therefore, that the certiorari, in the preTHE KING v. J. WADLEY. . .
sent case, ought not to have gone. The defendant had been found guilty Mr. Abbot was now heard in support at the last Gloucester Assizes, before of the couviction, and cited several Mr. Baron Wood, under the statute 52 cases, in which it had been held that Geo. III. of disturbing a religious con- unless there was a specific clause in the gregation at the town of Newnham, ase Act, negativing the right of a superior sembled in a house, or chapel, regularly Court to grant a certiorari, that right licensed by the Bishop of the diocese, still remained, although the jurisdiction by throwing stones, "bricks, and other to try the offence was given to the Genemissiles, at the windows of the place of ral or Quarter Sessions. meeting, and at the persons there assem. The Court, aller hearing Mr. Campbled. It appeared that riots, to a con- bell, on the same side, and Mr. Jervis siderable extent, had been carried on in and Mr. Taunton, in support of the Rule, the town of Newnham, in consequence decided that the right to grant a certiorari, of an endeavonr, on the part of a con- in the present case, faid with the Court, siderable number of persons styled Me, and that the conviction at the Assizes thodisis, to establish a place of worship was a good conviction. The Rule, in there. This attempt was resisted, with arrest of judgment, was therefore dismany acts of violence, by the majority charged.
to lament that one cause of their want The Annual Sermon, recommending a.
of employment was, that many of the
& English ladies wore the silks, which were · the Society for the Relief of the necessit. ous Widows and Children of Protestant
the production of foreigri looms. This
remark desply impressed the assembly ; Dissenting Ministers, will be preached
and we wish it may be duly regarded by by the Rev. Dr. Collyer, on Wednesday,
our fair country - women. April 3, at the Old Jewry chapel, re
We would moved to Jewin Street, Aldersgate
hope, after this hint at least, to see no Street. Service to begin at 12 o'clock :
exlibition of contraband goods in our after which the subscribers and friends
places of worship. will dine together, at the New London
The mischiefs and murders which Tavern, in Cheapside, at 4 o'clock pre.
been have lately committed by poachers
ought to operate in a similar manner on cisely.
conscientious persons. Will a serious CAUTION.
man gratify his palate with the use of Tar extreme poverty of the Spital. game procured by these dangerous pests fields weavers, as lately exposed before of society ? * Public Meeting at the Mansion-House, ought certainly to induce Christian fe· males to abstain from wearing foreign A List of the Committee of Deputies, apmanufactures, to the injury of our poor pointed to protect the Civil Rights of countrymen. Smuggling especially, is a the three Denominations of Protestant moral evil, which is greatly aggravated Dissenters, for the year 1816. when it increases the sufferiogs of the W. Smith, Esq. M. P. Chairman ; J. labouring population.
Gutteridge, Esq. Deputy Chairman; Mr. Hale, at the meeting referred to, J. Collins, Esq. Treasurer; also J. T. justly observed, that there were many Rutt, . Favell, B. B. Béddome, w. hundreds of our brave soldiers and Hale, w. Burls, J. and W. Esdaile, w. sailors, who had been to fight for their Alers Hankey, J. Addiugton, J. Bun. country, and had returned into Spital. nell, S. Jackson, J. Gibson, J. Wilson, fields; but now were totally unable to W. Titford, J. Lowle, W. D. Clark, J. procure work, and were sinking under Luck, W. Freme, W. Shrubsole,' J. the 'extreme of distress; while they had Black, B. P Witts, Esqs.
Bistribution of Profits.
AT A MEETING OF THE EDITORS, :
HELD JANUARY 17, 1810, Thc Sums below were voted to the following Widows of Evangelical Ministers
Name. | Denom. | Recommend byt y Name. | Denom. | Recommended by To
- G. Ewing
Dr. Winter 8 5| A.M.
S.W.Tracy S. W. Meth.
W. Roby • 5E.J.
W.F. Platt 5 M.R.
Mk. Wilks - 6|| M.C.
Duncanson Div. Presb. Dr. Smith .6 | E. C.
- Dr. Waugh JI. E. Meth. Mk. Wilks 161
... * Those omitted last Half:Year in our next.