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the beneficent views of the Society directed, bat also to those suffering under the hand of affliction in public Hospitals and Infirmaries. He was fearful he was trespassing too much on the time of those who heard him, but he could not refrain from stating the principal features of the views entertained by the Society.
There was yet one point untouched, and that was as to the progress of the Society in Foreign Parts, and particularly in the East Indies. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel had long ago supported Missionaries in the East, as it did at present; and he could not but admire the devotion of those venerable and Apostolic men, who wonld thus voluntarily forego the blessings and comforts we enjoyed in this highly favoured land, in order to preach to those who sat in darkness the truth as it is in Jesns. Their labours bad been encouraged by this Society, and they are now most materially aided by the introduction into the East Indies of an Episcopal Establishment. District Committees were there formed—Societies instituted— and large depots for books were established at Sincapoor, Cawnpore, Poonah, and many other places, besides the seats of Government. It was particularly gratifying to observe, that these books were called for by the natives faster than they could be sup. plied, and it was a most important fact, that the Book of Common Prayer—that excellent exposition of the Scriptures, was principally sought for. In order still further to aid the glorious prospect which presented itself in that quarter of the woild, a grant had lately been made by the Society, of £3000, for the foundation of a College at Calcutta, under the sanction and patronage of the Bishop, in order to prepare Preachers of the Gospel according to the discipline and doctrine of the Established Church, He (the Bishop) would forbear to dilate on this interesting subject, but he must observe, that the avidity with which the Scriptures, translated into the Tamoul tongue, were sought for at Tanjore, was most gratifying. He hoped and believed he should not be deemed guilty of a breach of confidence in stating, that he had been favoured with a sight of a recent communication from that learned and excellent Prelate (Dr. Heber) who now fills the See of Calcutta, in which he adverts to the anxiety manifested by the natives to send their children to the Missionary Schools, eleven of which were supported from the funds of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge.
Before he concluded, the Bishop observed, that sonic years ago, a Branch
Committee of the Society had been established in Chester, but it was exclusively confined to those who were Members of the Parent Society, who paid their annual Subscription. Now in the present instance be did not mean to propose that such a qualification should be indispensable; on the contrary, the Committee would be happy to receive the mites of All those who were disposed to contribute in aid. of a Society formed for such really Christian purposes—from the poor as well as from the rich,—in testimony of their good will towards the holy cause in which they had embarked. He would, however, mention that none could be Members of the Committee, who did not contribute half-aguinea annually. He was of opinion, also, that it would be of no nse to call occasional Meetings, where a speech or two might be made in illustration of the progress of the Society, unless its friends contributed their personal co-operation; and he was satisfied, the views be entertained could not be efficiently supported, unless by the individual exertions of the Members, and particularly of the Clergy, who might personally seek the assistance of their parishioners : and he was persuaded no minister of the Gospel could be ashamed of interesting himself in a cause in which charity was united with Christianity. In his own parish, in London, he called a Meeting for the same object for which this was convened; it was very thinly attended, and but few subscriptions, though liberal, were put down at the time; but upon going with the Committee round the parish, and waiting personally on bis Parishioners, the consequence was he scarcely had one refusal. In ten days he collected about 2002. and bad be not done so, the probability was that the receipts would not have exceeded 10/. He hoped from the numerous and highly respectable attendance that day, that much would be done in aid of the Society's wants (hear, hear)—that its objects may be enlarged, and its operations extended. His Lordship here again urged the necessity of theClcrgy personally exerting themselves in the cause of the Society, and confidently anticipated an ample harvest—Before he sat down he must express his unqualified thanks to his noble and excellent friend (Lord Kcnyon) who was always foremost in the cause of Charity and Religion, for bis attendance that day; he bad purposely travelled a considerable distance at great personal inconvenience to himself; nor could he omit naming another gentleman of great rank and influence in the county, (Sir K. W. Vauguan, Bart.)
who, although not connected with this immediate neighbourhood, bad nevertheless attended as friendly to the Establishment, and to the new Bishop of the Diocese. (Hear, hear.) He had almost forgotten to state, that a letter bad been sent by that highly-respected Nobleman the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, Lord Lieutenant of the County, to his friend Mr. Pearson, in which bis Lordship expresses great regret that business alone prevented his being present; and he (the Bishop,) had also received one of the handsomest and kindest letters from the Earl Grosvenor, at Leamington, in which his Lordship observes, that he delayed till the last hour writing, in the hope that the health of Lady Grosvenor might be sufficiently restored to enable him to be present on the occasion: unfortunately it was not so; but his Lordship expressed his earnest wishes for the welfare of the Society, of which he lad for many years been a warmly attached member. The Bishop here congratulated the Rev. Dr. Parkinson, his Chancellor, who had just arrived • in the room, and whom he described as an old and valuable servant of the Diocese; and then proceeded to read the resolutions, and recapitulated the number of books, tec. issued by the Society.
Lord Kenyon then rose. It was not his intention to have obtruded himself on the "Meeting by any observations; but having been called upon by the highly respected Diocesan to propose the resolutions prepared, he should not shrink from the task. The object of the Meeting was one, for the prosperity of which be had ever entertained the greatest anxiety, having bad the honour to be a Subscriber to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, for a great number of years, nearly as long, he believed, as the worthy Bishop had himself. (The Bishop: '< Longer, my Lord.") The Committee in Chester had been established by the Right Reverend Predecessor of the Right Reverend Prelate, who then sat on his right hand,—whose activity and exertions in its cause,—whose desire to forward the welfare of the Diocese entrusted to his charge, as well as the general interests of the Society,—had excited universal satisfaction, and the particular gratification and gratitude of the Clergy of Chester, and those of every other place in the Diocese; and in every other situation, politically as well as religiously considered, his conduct claimed the tribute of public approval. (Hear, hear.) In thus expressing his sentiments as they respected the late Bishop of Chester, he could not but have the most pleasing sensations ia noticing, that the
See was now possessed by one, In whom we bad the assurance of having its most important duties executed with energy, activity, and ability, (hear, hear,) at the same time tempered with piety and benevolence.—The subject upon which they had assembled, was one which called upon them all for their undivided assistance, and knowing well, as he did, the temper and liberality of the inhabitants of this high-spirited county, he had no doubt whatever, but that it would be most strenuously supported, (clrecrs.) It would evince bad taste on his part were he to attempt to expatiate on what had been so ably illustrated by the Right Rev. Prelate. The Society, it was evident, had rendered the most eminently important services, in the foundation of Schools, the distribution of books, Sec. but, as was judiciously observed by the Right Rev. Diocesan, its prosperity as much depended on the activity of the Laity, as on that of the Clergy: and we should not be worthy of belonging to that Church, which had already conferred such great benefits on the country, were we not to use our best exertions in promoting its prosperity and welfare. Our country is now blessed with plenty, peace, and happiness; and he (the Noble Lord) did sincerely believe, that the blessing of the Almighty was upon it. Being fully persuaded, that to the exertions and influence of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the Church was indebted for the very extensive diffusion of its Apostolic principles, he would therefore propose, that the Resolutions be adopted by that Meeting.
The following Resolutions were then read:
1. That it is highly desirable to increase the Funds, and to extend the operations of the Diocesan Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, which was formed in this city in the year 1812
2. That steps be taken to give publicity to the objects of that Committee; which are, to supply the poorer inhabitants of this city and neighbourhood, with Bibles, Testaments, Common Prayer Books, and Religious Tracts; and to aid the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in the prosecution of its pious designs.
3. That this Committee do receive Annual Subscriptions, and occasional Contributions, however small, for the objects stated in the second Resolution.
4. That Annual Subscriptions be due at Christmas,
5. That one third of the sums collected
by the Committee be remitted annually Mr. Josiah Thomas, Mr. George Harding,
to tbe Society, in aid of its general do- the Rev. the Prebendaries of (he Cathedral,
signs. and the Rev. the Clergy of the city and
0. That the remaining two thirds do neighbourhood, with power to add to their
form a separate Fund, for the use of this number, under the regulations of the So
district, as far as its wants may require; ciety.
tlie surplus, if any, to be remitted to the That Messrs. Williams, Hughes, and Co.
Society, for the supply of less opulent be requested to accept tbe office of Tn-a
districts at /tome, or for the purpose of surer*.
promoting its objects in foreign countries. That tbe Rev. Thomas Annistead, and
7. That for the supply of this district, the Rev. George Pearson, be requested to the Committee do avail themselves of the accept tbe office of Secretaries privilege allowed by the Society, of or- 13. That the care of the books in tbe dering, through its Secretaries, Books on depot of this Committee, be entrusted to tbe Society's List, at the reduced prices Mr. Richards, master of the Diocesan marked in the Society's catalogue (which School.
prices are less than two thirds of the 14. That the thanks of this Meeting be
bookseller's charges to the public). given to the Very Rev. the Dean and Ciiap
8. That the books so ordered, be dis- ter, for the use of the Chapter House, tributed to the poor, at the recommenda- The Very Rev. the Dean seconded the tion of the subscribers, pi titer gratuitously, motion, which was unanimously agreed to. or at reduced prices: and that the money After some conversation,
returned to the Committee from such sale, Dr. Trevor rose, to observe, that if
be considered as a further contribution to was not from any want of zeal that bis
the district. clerical brethren did not come forward as
9. That the books purchased, and dis- speakers on this occasion. The Right Rev. tributed by the Committee, be exclusively Prelate in the Chair, he considered had those which are on the Society's List. exhausted the subject. No man respected
10. That, with the permission of the their late Diocesan more highly than bintDean and Chapter, the Committee do meet self; but he was most grateful to his Maat the Chapter House, on the hist Monday jesty's Government for sending them such in the months of December, April, July, another Bishop as his successor.
and October. Lord Kenton then proposed the thanks
11. That the accounts of the Trea- of the Meeting to the Lord Bishop of surers, and Secretaries, be audited annu- Chester. The motion was seconded by ally at the Quarterly Meeting, in April. Sir R. Vacghan, Bart, when
12. That the Lord Bishop of the Dio- The Bishop said he would not tamable cese be President of this Committee. them further than by saying, that he never
That the Right Hon. the Earl of Stain- could be more effectually or properly cmford and Warrington, Lord Lieutenant of ployed than in disseminating Christian tbe County, - principles according to the discipline of The Right Hon. the Earl Grosvenor, the Church of England. He should look The Right Hon. Lord Kenyon, for no higher reward in this world, than the The Right Hon. Lord Combermere, approbation of his brethren in the ministry, The Right Hon. Lord Delamere, and of those whose eternal interests tbry The Right Worshipful the Mayor of were labouring to promote. Chester for the time being, Subscriptions were then entered into, Richard Tyrwhitt, Esq. Recorder of and the Meeting was dissolved about ballChester, past one o'clock.
The Very Rev. the Dean of Chester, be The sums remitted to the Parent Sorequested to accept the Office of Vice- ciely, by the District Society, since its presidents. establishment, amount to 1599/. 13s. 8)4 That the following gentlemen be re- The books sold daring that period arequested to form the acting Committee :— Bibles...»» „..,... 1,904
Mr. Alderman Larden, Mr. Alderman Testaments 410
Francis, Mr. Alderman Rogers, Roger Common Prayer Books 5,188
Barnston, Esq. George Brooke, Esq. W. Psalters..... 800
M. Thackeray, M.D. G. B. Granville, Esq. Bound Books and Tracts ... .44,360
P. Humberston, Esq. Robert Baxter, Esq. .
John Finchelt Maddock, Esq. J. Fletcher, Total 52,672
Esq. W.Richardson,Esq. T. Dixon, Esq. Members recommended to the Parent
George Harrison, Surgeon, George Har- Society, throngb the medium of tbe D»
rison, Esq. Crane-street, W. H. Folliott, trict Committee, during the same period,
Esq. Mr. Thomas Whittell, Mr. Leet, 105.
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE POOR, IN THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
BRIDGEND DISTRICT SCHOOL.
The Annual General Meeting of the Bridgend School was held at that town, on Friday in the last week, and afford* 119 a gratifying subject of notice. Notwithstanding tlie wetness of the morning, the company present was highly respectable: amongst them were, the Earl and Countess of Clarendon, Lord and Lady Jas. Stuart, Sir John and Lady Nicboll and family, Mrs. and Miss Grant, of Gnoll Castle, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Knight, Kev. Mr. and Mrs. Harding and family, the Misses Talbot, Rickards, Bennct, &c. Major Mackworth, Rev. Mr. Hancorne, Rev. Mr. J. Traherne, Rev. Mr. Robert Knight, Mr. and Mrs.Spencer, Mr. Smith, of Newhouse, Mr. Verity, &e. &c. An excellent sermon on the occasion was preached by the Rev. T. Davies, Rector of St. Nicholas, and a liberal collection (upwards of 321.) was made at the Church, many persons who were prevented attending having sent donations. The children were then conducted to the new schoolrooms, just erected, and capable of containing nearly three hundred children. Those present (above two hundred) were publicly examined, and their progress ■was very satisfactory.—They were then regaled with a plentiful dinner in the Town Hall. The whole exhibition was highly interesting. The following Report from the Managing Committee to the General Meeting was read, and ordered to be entered on the minutes :—
The transactions of the past year furnish the Committee with a very gratifying subject for. their- Annual Report to the General Meeting of this Institution now assembled. It will be recollected, that in October, 1822, certain resolutions were circulated among the subscribers and others connected with the neighbourhood, setting forth the great advantages which the lower classes had derived from these schools, while, from the precarious tenure of the school-rooms, and the death or removal of a large proportion of the original subscribers, great risk existed that the highly valuable blessing of religions and useful education would be lost to the rising generation of a very numerous part of the community, unless by great exertions sufficient funds could be raised for the building of new school-rooms: but, on the other hand, if by a successful effort, that object could be accomplished, a prospect would be afforded both of extending the benefits Remembrancer, No. 71.
of the institution, and of rendering them more permanent.—In the Report of last year, the incipient success of those resolutions, and further details of the proposed measures, were stated to the General Meeting. Hopes were at the same time expressed of final success :—those hopes have since been completely realized—the funds bave been raised—the school-rooms have been built, and are now occupied— the number of children has been greatly increased, there being already admitted 131 girls and 82 boys,making together2l3, notwithstanding the school for boys was discontinued from Christmas last until the new rooms were finished.—The sum raised by donations amounted to 200/. 17*.* besides the liberal present of the site by Mrs. Powell; and a grant of 200/. was obtained from the National Society. The building (which has been erected in the simplest and least expensive mode, consistently with its being substantial) has cost including the fittings up, the sum of 446/. 9s. 5(1. Some few additional donations are still expected, possibly sufficient to make up the deficiency of their amount to meet the cost incurred, without breaking in upon the annual subscriptions, which are barely adequate to answer the annual expondituref.—The Committee, however, cannot help expressing a further hope, that the annual subscription will not only be continued to its present amount, but will be increased by new subscribers, or (if necessary) by enlarged subscriptions J—since, surely, no person in any manner connected with the neighbourhood, and possessed of
* The Donors:—Sir J. Nicholl, 20/. j Dr. Arnold, 51.; C. Franches, Esq. 5/. j Bishop of Landaff, 20/.; Mrs. Van Mildart, 3l.; Lord Clarendon, iOl.; Lord and Lady A dare, 30/.; Rev. J. Harding, hi.; Rev. T. Hancorne, 1/. 1*.; Sir C. Cole, 10/.; C. R. M. Talbot, Esq. 10/.; J. Davies, Esq. 5/. 5*.; G. Jenner, Esq. 51.; H. Grant, Esq. 51. 5s.; R. M. Casberd, Esq. 5/.; Rev. J. Traherne, 51.; Sir J. Aubrey, 10/.; Rev. H. H. Norris, 10/.; Lady Dynevor, 51. 5s.; Anonymous, 1/. 1#.; Marquis of Bute, 10/.; Lady Bute, 5/.; Sir D. Mackworth, 10,'. ; Rev. Bruce Knight, 5/.:—Total, 200/. 17*.
TTIfe present Lord Clarendon has since given 10/. 10*.; and Lord Plymouth has promised a donation, though- not yet signified the amount.
t New Annual Subscribers from Michaelmas last:'—C^R. M. Talbot, Esq. 10/.; Earl of Clarendon, 5/. 5s.; Countess of Clarendon, 51.; Wyndham Lewis, Esq. M.P. 3/. 3*.
any benevolence, can refuse assistance to the support of an institution productive of such incalculable benefits to the moral character, to the usefulness, and to the ultimate comfort of so large a portion of the surrounding population.
MEETING OF THE BOMBAY EDUCATION SOCIETY.
On Wednesday last the Annual General Meeting of the Bombay Education Society was held in St. Thomas's Church, at which the Hon. the Governor, the President of the Society, took the Chair. The Meeting was attended by Mrs. Warden, Lady West, and most of the Ladies Directresses, by the Hon. Sir Chas. Colville, Mr. Warden, Sir Edward West, Mr. Meriton, and others of the principal residents in Bombay.
The business of the day commenced with the examination of the children of the two Central Schools, in which the proficiency displayed gave general satisfaction to the Meeting. The medals annually allotted to the most deserving scholars, and some prize books were then presented to the boys by the Hon. the Governor, and to the girls by Lady West.
The general appearance of the pnpils received the marked approbation of the Visitors.
The Report having been presented, and some parts of it read by the Secretary, a Resolution was passed, approving of it, and ordering it to be printed and distributed to the members of the Society. Several Resolutions were then moved by the principal persons present, expressing the thanks of the Society to the persons from whom the Institution had derived assistance during the year, anil especially to the Ladies Patronesses and Directresses, for their superintendence of the Girls School, and to the Venerable the Archdeacon, the Clergy, and other Members of the Managing Committee.
The usual business beiag thus disposed of to the satisfaction of all who were present, the subject of the buildings proposed
to be erected for the accommodation of the two schools was introduced by the Archdeacon, who explained to the Meeting the views and proceedings of the Managing Committee respecting it. The Meeting had to regret the absence, occasioned by a domestic calamity, of the Engineer, who has, with great pains and assiduity, endeavoured to meet the wishes of the Society. There was, however, exhibited a sketch of a plan, which is calculated to give ample accommodation for the numbers for which the buildings are desired, and which received the approbation of the several persons who examined it.
When this subject was under consideration, while it was admitted by every one present that the- accommodation which is now afforded for the Boys School, is totally inadequate, and that no suitable spot of ground can be obtained for building within the Fort; some discussion took place respecting inconveniences apprehended from moving the Girls School into the country; and a question arose, as to whether, or not, the Resolution of a special General Meeting held in the mouth of September last, approving of the removal of both schools, was to be considered final. This having been determined in the affirmative, the Society, it appears, will avail themselves of the grant made by Government of a piece of ground at Byculla,affording ample space for both schools, and possessing every advantage in point of healthiness: and, provided a plan and estimate be finally arranged, with every assurance attainable that the expense will come within the means of the Society, the work will proceed under the direction of the Building Committee, who were instructed to consult the Ladies Directresses respecting the accommodation of the Girls School.
We trust that all the friends of the Institution will join in giving their cheerful support to the determination which has been adopted, and cordially assist in carrying on a measure which has been judged upon the whole most advantageous to the charity.— Bombay Gazette, April 14, 1824.
UNIVERSITY AND CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE.
Degree! conferred October 10. Masters Of Arts. Fanning, William, Magdalen.
Lloyd, John Horatio, Fellow of Brasc
nose. Ellis, John Joseph, Fellow of St. John's. Banner, Benjamin Holford, Fellow of St.