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Want of room obliges us to defer several inte, pal church of Dijon, which had been rendered
resting Articles of Intelligence, which we re- contagious by opening some sepulchral vaults ; serve for a future Number.
and that it has been used by different medical FRANCE.
men since that period. The only difference A correct and enlarged edition of the works he states to be, that the French employ the of D'Anville, in 6 vols. 4to. with a large folio muriatic acid, and Dr. Smith the nitrous ; but atlas, containing 62 charts, is in preparation at that both fumigations are composed of mineParis, under the direction of M. M. Barbier ral acids ; and that the discovery is due to the du Boccage and Demanne.
French chemist. But is the muriatic acid an A correspondent of the Poitiers Agricultu- equal preservative from infection? ral Society is said to have discovered that pop BONAPARTE has signified that it is his inlar floorings to granaries are a preventive tention to propose a prize medal of 3000 against the destruction of corn by insects. francs, for the best experiment which shall be
The Agricultural Society of Meaux has re- made every year upon the galvanic fluid ; and commended the following simple method of also a sum of 60,000 francs, to such persons preserving grain from weevils and other in. as shall promote electricity and galvanism, in
Soak cloths, made of flax, in water; the same degree as Franklin and Volta have wring them, and cover the heaps of grain with advanced those sciences. Foreigners of all them : in two hours time all the weevils will nations may be competitors. be found upon the cloth, which must then be
SPAIN. carefully gathered up that none of the insects The Court of Madrid has determined to may escape, and be immersed in water to send out two learned men to make discove. destroy them. A plant of henbane, placed in ries in the interior of Africa. They are now the middle of a heap of corn, drives them at Paris, but are to visit England for the puraway; in this case it is necessary to watch pose of purchasing mathematical and astronoand crush them as fast as they come out, mical instruments. They wish also, previous which they do in a very short time.
to their departure, to have an opportunity of The Central Committee of the Vaccine Ino. conferring with the African Society, and of culation have lately published a very succinct seeing Mr. Park, who is so eminently qualifiaccount of their correspondence; from which ed to give them information, which will ena. it appears, that there are uniform accounts ble them to prosecute their researches with from all parts of France in favour of the vac more probability of success. cine. All the medical men, who, during the
RUSSIA. last year, adopted this mode of inoculation, The Emperor has ordered, that to each and who have noticed the present appearance Russian Gazette, in future, a Supplement of the small-pox, declare, that none have con shall be added, entirely devoted to the most tracted it who have received the vaccine ino- important discoveries and inventions in arts, culation, although they have lived among commerce, and agriculture. This supplethose who were infected with the small-pox. ment is to be edited by the Members of the
An experiment is now making at Paris on Academy of Sciences, who are enjoined to the method employed in Egypt of white-wash- present it to his Majesty previously to its being walls. The process consists in the addi. ing printed. tion of a few handfuls of marine salt to a quin
AMERICA. tal of lime, mixed for use. It is cheap, and Last winter a great body of Indians presenthas the peculiar property of killing insects, ed themselves to Congress, at Washington, and of destroying miasmata, which frequently under the command of one of their warriors, etrate walls to a great depth.
name Little Pigeon. The president and goM. Chaptal, Minister of the Interior, has ad- vernment caused ploughs and other impledressed a report to the Consuls on the reward ments of agriculture and various arts to be given by the British Parliament to Dr. J. C. given to them. The president, at the same Smith, for his discovery of the efficacy of the ni. time told their chief, that the Great Spirit trous acid fumigation in purifying infectious air. had given to the enlightened whites a present, After observing that a discovery in the scien- which contained the means of destroying the ces, particularly when it is interesting to hu- small-pox, which had lately occasioned a manity, is connected with the glory of the na- great mortality among their tribes. Such tion which produces it, Chaptal endeavours to was the confidence of the Indians in their shew that the priority of this invention belongs more civilized neighbours, that all the warrito France. He asserts that Guyton Morveau ors immediately caused themselves to be inopointed out, in 1783, the use of fumigations culated, and they carried with them vaccine by muriatic acid in purifying corrupted air. matter for their countrymen. Soon after, fifThe first experiment made with it, took place teen other chiefs came to be inoculated with on the sixth of March of that year, when it the vaccine : this operation was performed was employed to correct the air of the princi- both times by the Chaplain of Congress.
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said, from various causes, to have been LETTERS from the Missionaries in this very small. Theclimate must be healthy, island, dated July, 1801, have been pub- none of the Missionaries, one aged lished, giving an account of the state of woman excepted, being afflicted with, the Mission. Although the natives in sickness. general are said to appear familiar, and A few of the natives have learnt free from jealousy, yet it is not stated, something of the use of the saw, and that any progress has been made in their other tools, and one has wrought as a instruction. The Missionaries them- blacksmith; but every attempt to inselves are not yet masters of the lan- struct them in reading has proved aborguage, and cannot, upon all occasions, tive. One little girl is said to be now make themselves well understood... learning to read. Every Missionary had "employed him The following passage we transcribe, self as he judged it to be his path of as deserving the notice of our readers. duty;" but, it is added, “ we have “The same spirit which, for some years brought ourselves under some degree past, has been prevailing over Europe, of subordination, which, if attended to, has made its entrance into these seas, with the blessing of God, may be much and caused much commotion, and threatfor our peace, happiness, and useful. ens more among the Society Islandsness." Several expressions indicate, the destruction of all government and that there had been a want of harmony subordination. The Mannahowne, or among them; but " we are at this time,' common people, are rising up against they say, "happily cemented, and trust their chiefs, and overturning all authoshall be more so. The island is re- rity. The commonalty of Otaheite are presented as generally fruitful, and ca- equally disaffected with their present pable of producing any articles of tro. form of government, as Huaheine, Uliepical produce; but the progress made teæa (or more properly Oryataa) &c. by the Missionaries in cultivation is and are watching a favourable oppor
tunity of shaking off their allegiance, are mortally venomous, are often so and levelling all distinctions of chiefs concealed, that in gathering the fruits among them. The Porpoise arrived at of the earth, we are near laying hold of a very critical period; for, as we have them with our hands; and are glad to since been informed, had her arrival discover them in time to avoid touchbeen one week later, it would have been ing them. In the course of the present decided, whether there should have harvest we killed eight serpents of vabeen one king, or every man a king.".
rious kinds." Under all these circumstances, an ad A number of hymns have been writdition of twenty or thirty Missionaries, ten in the language of Surinam, and chiefly married persons, is recommend the four Gospels are translated into it. ed. MISSION OF THE UNITED BRETHREN.
The Missions to the Indians in NORTH From the last periodical account of AMERICA were in a prosperous state these Missions, we shall collect a few when the last accounts came away.particulars for the gratification of our
The congregation at Fairfield, in Unper readers,
Canada, consisted of 118 persons; at
Goshen, on the river Nuskingum, of 71. The Mission among the free negroes at In the accounts from the last-mentioned BAMBEY, in Surinam, seems to have place it is remarked, that the state of proceeded without any material change the congregation had given much safor some years; the congregation con tisfaction to the Missionaries; that the sisted of from forty to fifty.converted love and Christian simplicity which negroes, who, " we can say with truth," prevailed among them had been much observe the Missionaries, “continue to noticed by visitors: and that their chagrow in the grace and knowledge of racter was such as to prove the reality Jesus Christ, and in self-knowledge." of their conversion. “ Their simplicity The Missionaries appear to be unwea- and uprightness, it is added in another ricdly occupied, either in attending to place, “is peculiarly interesting and the instruction of their people, in la- engaging,
At Church their attention bouring to add to the number of their and devotion edifies and surprises, and converts, or in providing for their own it does one's heart good to perceive comfortable subsistence. The follow. with what eagerness they hear of our ing extract affords some idea of the Saviour and his doctrines.” dangers which they have to encounter in the last-mentioned occupation.
A new Mission was on the point of “ In April most of our negroes dis- being established, in consequence of persed into their plantations, but came, an invitation from the Chiefs of the Dea however, now and then to church. And latvare nation, on the Woapikamikunk, we also were employed, during that an eastern branch of the River Wabash. time, in gathering in the fruits of the The chiefs, after stating that they themearth. First we reaped our Indian corn, selves, their men, women, and children, then coffee, which this year was un- all rejoiced in the brethren's acceptance commonly plentiful, afterwards tonka- of the invitation, engaged «that no beans, and lastly rice. Of all these em- rum-trader or drunken people should ployments, the gathering of tonka-beans trouble them, and no good people be is the most troublesome, and attended prevented from going to them; that with some danger; for it must be done they might bring their teachers, and no in the midst of thick woods, where, in one should be hindered from hearing the long rainy season, it is very easy to the word of God taught by them.” contract disorders froin the moistbile, and impure vapours. Besides, the most A new Mission has also been set on constant care is requisite to avoid being foot among the Cherokees. It is as yet wounded by serpents and scorpions: in its infancy, the Missionaries having on account of the former, it is not easy only reached the place fixed for their 10 walk many steps without a sword or residence in April, 1801.. They state hanger. These serpents, some of which the language to be extremely difficult,
and perplexed by a great number of many. They have thus followed the steps of dialects, but that they are taking all the Society for promoting Christian Knowpossible pains to learn it.
ledge, whose Missionaries to India have been (To be continued.)
principally procured from foreign countries. With this view they entered into a correspon
dence with some foreign ministers, who have SOCIETY FOR MISSIONS TO AFRICA AND
with much readiness and zeal instituted in
quiries concerning the probability of obtaining The following is the substance of the from abroad proper persons to be missionaries Report of the Committee, delivered at or catechists. the Annual Meeting, on the 8th June, ber of pious and able ministers in Germany,
From them they have learned, that the num1802.
who have studied regularly at an university, The Committee indulged the hope, that in but have not yet been preferred to livings, is consequence of applications to clergymen, in very small: such characters being much realmost every part of the kingdom, several per. spected, are soon preferred. Endeavours will, sons, in whose piety, zeal, and prudence, they however, be used to find out such, as may be migit confide, would, ere this period, have willing to offer their services to this Society. offered themselves to labour amongst the hea. From them they have also received information then. Their hope has, however, been disap- of an institution at Berlin, by means of which pointed For this disappointment they account, it is probable the wants of the Society may by considering that Africa, to which the at. hereafter be more readily supplied. tention of the Committee has been primarily, This institution, wbich the Committee hope, though not exclusively directed, is reputed to through the blessing of God, may furnish them be unhealthy in its climate and wholly rude with labourers properly qualified for the great and barbarous in its manners * The colony work which it is their desire to promote, took of Sierra Leone itself, the centre from whence its rise from the benevolence of Baron Van a Missionary's labours would flow, and the Shirnding, of Dobreluk, in Saxony, who has asylum to which he would look for refuge, beon much distinguished by his zeal to diffuse was for some time distracted by internal com- the knowledge of Christianity among the heamotion, has been lately assaulted by the na. then; and it is now supported by the voluntatives, and, though now secured against similar ry contributions of well disposed persons. Its dangers has had to struggle for its existence. object is to educate pious young persons who
In Africa also, the preaching of the Gospel devote themselves to missionary labours, in the has been in a great measure untried, and con- knowledge of those languages and sciences sequently the difficulties and dangers attend. which may be principally requisite in their ing it are uncertain
future destination. Several ministers of acThe languages spoken in that country have knowledged piety and worth, visit and superinbeen unknown, nor has any help for acquiring tend this seminary, which is placed immedi. them been hitherto afforded.
ately under the care of the Rev. Mr. Jænicke, The influence of these discouraging circum- of Berlin. Six students are at present engaged stances could not but be increased by the dif. in the course of education, and several more ferent state of society in this country. The would have been added to the number, had security and tranquillity in which its inhabi- not the very slender finances of the institution tants d well, the prosperity with which it is limited its exertions. blessed, the friendly intercourse which unites But while the Committee have been exerting the different ranks of the community, the esti- themselves to procure proper missionaries, mation in which a good man is held, and the they have been facilitating the labours of Misextensive sphere generally allowed for his la- sionaries, by printing parts of the Scriptures, bours, not only form a strong bond of attach- and useful tracts, in the language of the counment to his native soil, but tend to nourish a tries to which they may be sent, in order that softness of mind, and to produce an indisposi- the press may furnish its powerful aid in the tion for encountering the hardships to which a cause of truth, residence in Africa might be subject.
They here report with much satisfaction, In confirmation of this it is remarked, that that through the diligent labours of the Revethe Sierra Leone company has been for five rend Mr Brunton, who had been employed by years inquiring in vain, for a pious minister of the Society, for that purpose, the following ihe Established Church to be Chaplain to that works are already printed. colony, though the salary would be liberal, and 1. Two hundred copies of a Grammar and the situation far more comfortable than could Vocabulary of the Susoo Language, with a be in any case expected among uncivilized Preface. heathens.
2. One thousand copies of a Spelling Book The Committee not obtaining Missionaries for the instruction of the Susoos, with a transin England, extended their inquiries 10 Ger. Jation of the Church Catechism.
* In the Appendix are remarks concerning Sierra Leone and its neighbourhood, which we shall insert in a future Number,