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any intermediate change of residence ; express their sorrow for the loss of a and on the very spot where he had so master ever considerate and kind. Notlong, and so successfully, laboured, were withstanding those concerns, bis situation bis mortal remains deposited. For many in life attorded him a large portion of years did he wimess the growing pros- leisure, wbich he wasted not in sloth or perity of that religions interest, for the frivolous pursuits, but employed in culti. establishment of which he had struggled vating his mind by the pernsal of in. so hard in his early days. It was his hap genious and useful volumes, and particupiness, as a parent, to see all his children larly in philosophical researches and ex. walking in the truth, and adorning ibeir periments. He professed a steady belief Christian profession; and after a public of the divine origin of the Christian reve. life of about 44 years, he finished his lation, and a strong sense of its transcourse with joy, in the 62nd year of his cendant excellence. His views of religion age.
appeared to be rational and scriptural, and hris attendance on the offices of public
devotion and instruction at the Westgate Oct. 9, after a long illness, the Rev. BENJAMIN GAFFEE, pastor of the Inde.
Meeting-house at Lewes, serious and sopendent Church at Stansted, Esses, for
lemn; but they were often interrupted merly of New Broad Street, London.
by the feeble and precarious state of his health.
Sudden death holds out an awful lesson - 12, the Rev. Dr. BALFOUR, une of the ministers of Glasgow. After meeting in a state of preparation (as we trust was
to survivors; but to the victims of it, if some young persons, previous to their admission to the communion, in returning brief memorial) it may be justly regarded,
the case with the lamented subject of this home, about two o'clock, he was seized hy a'fit, taken into a friend's house, and removal, so unexpected and surprising,
at least in one view, as a privilege. His languished until the next day, when he is a providentiai dispensation loudly calling departed,
on his acquaintance, friends and relations,
without delay to commence the practice 19, in his 36th year, Mr. SAMUEL of religious virtue, or to redouble their SNAshali, only son of Samuel Suashall, diligence in it. The suddenness of his Esq.of Lewes, in Sussex. On the Monday death, however, is a circumstance, which before, he was seized by a fit of epilepsy, should not be permitted to inflame the from the effects of which, he was in a few grief of those to whom he was most dear, days so far recovered as to encourage the but should rather conduce to mitigate it, bope of a restoration, at no great distance of as it may have been inercifully appointed time, to his usual measure of bodily strength. to spare him those protracted bodily sufOn the evening of the following Sunday, ferings (so distressing to the affectionate he retired to rest apparently in comfortable witnesses of them) which often fall on the health and spirits, iutending to go the good as well as others in the last stage of next day to Brighton for the benefit of their earthly existence. sea-bathing. But the Supreme Disposer
The death of this interesting person has had otherwise determined concerning him. excited a very general regret in the town The person who first entered his chamber and its vicinity, and much tender solici. the next inorning found him a corpse. It tode on the account of his worthy and is the opinion of the medical gentleman deeply-afflicted parents. Every breast who attended hiin, that he expired in a which is seasoned with humanity and comfit of the same kind with the first, and passion must feelingly sympathize with probably in his sleep. There was no ihen, mourning under a stroke, which symptom of any struggle, or appearance
has rended from them such a son, has of a change of posture occasioned by im- left them childless, has dashed to the easiness.
gruind their fondest expectatious, and The talerits, sound judgment, literary blutted out their most checring prospects attainments, and inild and polished man- respecting the present life and world, ners of this young gentleman, aceom. But the religious character, which through panied with unimpeached probity, and a long series of years they have uniformly with habits of sobriety and prodence, too sustained, encourages their friends to rare among persons of his age and fortume, hope, that they will not suffer their minds gave him a just title to the high esteem to be overwhelmed by immoderately-swell in which he was held by those who had ing floods of sorrow. They are happily the advantage of intimately knowing him. no strangers to the principles and methods His entertaining and instructive converse by which grief is best softened, and even in the small domestic circle, will always reudered beneficial,
On this most trying be remembered with mingled sensations of occasion may they be influenced to resort mental pleasure and pain. Those who to them, and effectually to apply them! served him in his agricultural concerns, They will not forget that it is due to the
providence of God to consider in connex. siderate regard; gentleness of spirit, that ion with this its bereaving stroke, their would not provoke hostility, or immediacomforts past and remaining. Through a icly disarmed it; generosity, that was ever great part of their earthly journey their qnick-sighted to the virtues, and ca doar son bas been a solace to them, and now ibat always extenuated the failings, of they sorrow not without hope of meeting others; and, to crown all, piety, which, him again in a more exalted and happy while it delighted to offer mercy, nerer state of being, and they must feel (and willingly withheld sacrifice, but paid a the very best of men must feel) the rea- regular and respectsut attention to the sonableness and force of the expostulation, forms of religion, at the same time that its whether it be addressed to irreligious ac- spirit was prized above all price: such cusers of the divine dealings, or to a were the modest and nnostentatious, bat person's own heart, “ What! shall we re- solid and valuable virties of this truly ex. ceive gond at the hand of God, and sball cellent man. He has left behind him a we not receive evil,” or temporary chas- widow and twelve children, tu lament the tisements ? The consolations by Christ loss of a busband and father, whose conare adequate to the visitation, painful as jugal and paternal character, they alcse it is, and substantial grounds for more can appreciate as it deserves. One of than resignation, even for habitual gratitude many friends, offers this brief tribute to a and praise. His gospel teaches us that the good man's memory. most bitter of those afflictions that endure but for a season, are designed to advance our meetness for that future world, in
Dec. 2, at Moretonhampstead, in Devonwhich, having been borne with patience shire, the Rev. JACOB Isaac, during many and followed in their practical tendency years minister of the Society of Vuitarian
For deep and bawhich there will be no distress of any engaging simplicity of manners, for uphere, they will never be reuewed, and in Baptists in that town,
bitual seriousness of spirit, for the most kind, no more painful separation, and no more death. There the end and purpose Master, for a generous, delicate regard to
daunted zeal in the cause of his Divide of the Lord in those dealings with the up- the sorrows of the poor, the sick and the right in this world, which, if sense be alone or chiefly consulted, may seem se
destitute, and for pious gratitude and revere, will be clearly discerned, and dis- signation, amidst agonies that huinan skill cerned with admiring thankfulness and could neither remove nor soften, he bas joy. It will particularly be seen why
left behind him a name, over wbich bis those “ were cat down” in the midst of family and friends will long muse erith a their days and in the vigour of their facul. melancholy joy. ties, who were qualified and disposed to
[We have reason to hope for a more be useful, while many who appeared but particular account of this excellent man, at “ best to cumber the ground" were
from the pen of one who knew and loved
him.] permitted to stand for a much longer space. Virtue complete and unassailable, felicity uvmixed and inconceivably sub- – 13, at his bouse in St. James's Square, lime, will constitute the everlasting portion EDWARD Law, BARON ELLENBOBOGGə, or of those, who shall attain to the resurrec- Ellenborough in the County of Cambertion of the just. The afflicted servauts of land, He is said, in the Biograpbical God ought to comfort themselves with Peerage, to have been born about 1750. these and similar considerations, and to He was a younger son of Dr. Edmund say after their master and pattern, and Law, bishop of Carlisle, author of the with his spirit of submission, " the cup Considerations, &c., of whom a memoir by which my Father hath given me, shall i Dr. Paley, is inserted in this Volame, pot drink it?"
pp. 289-294. He was educated at bis Dec. 12, 1818.
father's college, Peterhouse, Cambridge.
Choosing the profession of the law, be Nov. 28, at Bishopwearmouth, in the applied himself assiduously to it, and by 45th year of his age, George 'WILSON slow degrees rose into practice. He first Meadley, Esq., the biographer of Dr. distinguisbed himself, we believe, at WarPaley, and the author of « Memoirs of
ren Hastings's Trial. He was made AtAlgernon Sydney."
torney-general by Mr. Addington, now Viscount Sidmouth, on the unexpected
retreat of the Pitt administration, in 1801; 28, at Leeds, DAVID STANSFELD, Esq. and on the death of Lord Kenyon, in April aged 63 years. Unsullied integrity of con- of the next year, was made Chief Justice duct, proceeding from guileless purity of of the King's Bench and raised to the beart; benevolence, that excluded peerage. Infirmities, long visible, comcreature of God, whether it boasted the pelled him to relinquish this high station human form or not, from its kind and con. a few months ago. He has indeed been
little seen in his own court since the trials pearance, in Mou. Repos. VI. 610-612. of Mr. Hone, at the close of the last year, bere was a pamphlet published in 1806, in which his lordship appeared to so little entitled “ Circumstantial Details of Mr. advantage, and the result of which caused Fox's Winess and last Moments," which him sich evident chagrin.-Lord Ellen- we kuow not whether we ought to attriborough bears the reputation of a profound bute to Mr. Trotter. It will be seen by lawyer. His decisions on commercial ques- reference to Mon. Repos. II. 218, 219, tions are universally praised by the mer. that there is the authority of Lord Holland cantile part of the community. In political for pronouncing the painphlet unanthentic. causes, his passions overruled his judgment: he displayed here, rather the eager- Of Mr. ALDBRMAN GOODBBHERE, whose ness of an advocate than the coolness of a
death was announced in our last, p. 723, judge. His talent of discrimiuation was the following character appeared in the very great. He was in this respect a scho.
Times Newspaper : lar worthy of his master, Paley; whom he • The siden and lamented death of also imitated and resembled in his pecil. this gentleman affords us another salutary Jiarities of style. But he sometimes carried admonition, and shews how fleeting and the manner of bis school to excess, and uncertain is buman life. About a year turned aptness into quaintness, directness since he was somewhat indisposed, but for into bluntness, and strength into violence,
some tine past was in excellent health, -As a senator and statesman he was not and continued so until Tuesday last, when, eminent. His intemperate language and after breakfast, he fell in an apoplectic fit, boisterous manner were unseemly in the and expired the same afternoon. The House of Lords, and sometimes exposed share he had taken in the proceedings of him to the lash of his opponents. His po the Corporation of London, for nearly litical course was winding. His ambition thirty years, must be generally known. stifled his predilectious. He seemed to be He bad a clear capacity for public busilatterly devoted to the Court. Steadiness
ness, ali urbanity of manners and inon one point must unbappily be conceded corruptible integrity, which rendered his to him ;' he was uniform in bis resistance services highly useful to his fellow-citizens, to a revision and improvement of the cri- and made" bim generally esteemed. A midal code, and his name is on the list character of this descriptiou, actively en(see p. 622) of those senators that both gaged during so long and momentous a spoke and voted against Sir Samuel Romil. period, cannot be passed over without noly's bill for the abolition of the punish- rice; nor can bis place, as a magistrate ment of death for stealing to the amount of and a member of the Corporation, be easily five shillings privately from a shop! By supplied. His attention to public business bills of his own, he even added to the was unremitting, and no oue possessed a number of capital offences; one of these more thorough knowledge of the rights goes by his name. From these darker and privileges of the city. He acted in traits of character, we should be happy to close union with Mr. Waithwan for the torn to mure pleasing ones; but we must last twenty-five years, and the zeal and leave it to others more favourably situated perseverance with which he espoused the than ourselves with regard to his lordship, cause of his friend, during the laie contest to describe his virtues. Certain occur. for the city, is well-known : his conduct rences in the Court of King's Bench, upon was highly creditable to his feelings, and his resignation, are said to have aggravated shewed how much he was above those the afflictions of his last days. He was a little jealousies which too frequently are Governor of the Charter House, and before to be found among the best political this is read, his remains will have been de friends, where their views might come into posited in the cemetery of that establish competition. Mr. Goodbebere was a nament, by the side of those of its founder.
tive of Cheshire ; by fair and honourable He has left seven children by his wife who exertions in trade he acquired considerable survives him, the daughter of G. P. Towry, property. He has leit a wife and one son, Esq., whom he married in 1787.
the only child, now about of age. They
were at Brighton at the time of his death, Latels, at Cork, in the prime of life, on account of Mrs Goodbebere's health, BERNARD TROTTER, Esq. formerly private which had for some time been in a presecretary to the late Right Honourable carious state. C. J. Fox; a very worthy and ingenious This fu'289, temperate as it is, stirred man,
whose memoirs of Mr. Fux are most up the veroun of some bigot, who, under honourable to his head and heart, while the signature of Civis, attacked the dethey constitute an authentic record of his. ceased Aiderioan, in the l'imes, as an tory aud biography - Month Mag. It avsed lutidel, the sole ground of the sbould be added, thai s sme doubt has been charge being his associaling with Unitacast upon certain passages of the Memoirs. rians.
A reply was mude to the calumn The work was reviewed, ou its first ap- niator, in which both his iguorance and
malice were exposed ; and here the Editor mon Conucil warning them not to permit of the paper very properly stopped the such a daring heretic to occupy the civie controversy.
chair, to which the order of succession was It will be seen hy referenee 10 our soon likely to raise the Alderwan. Sneh villth Volume, p. 745, that Mr. Alderman an effusion of stupid bigotry was treated Goodbehere was in the chair at the special with the contempt of sensible men of all general meeting of the subscribers to the parties, and would have been buried in Unitarian Fund, August 20, 1813, con- oblivion if the recent attempt to defanie vened on occasion of the Trinity Bill, in the deceased magistrate had bot called it which, as may be seen by his speech at up again to public indignation. the preceding annual meeting of the so- Mr. Alderman Goodbehere was far from ciety, (reported in the same volume, p. 472) being a partizani, thonyh he wished to be he took a warm interest. The Resolutions regarded as an l'nitarian worshiper. He theu passed were published, subscribed attended the Chapel in Essex-strect, where with his pame as chairman. This gave Mr. Belsbam preached a very appropriate mortal oilence to some varrow-minded per- and spirited sermon on his death, som son (probably this same Ciris) or persons, Daviel vi. 5, on Sunday, November 19. and a printed letter was sent to the Com
REGISTER OF ECCLESIASTICAL DOCUMENTS.
Russian Society of Christian Israclites. are as yet ytterly unknown, they do not
hind immediately either an open and per. [Iu our last Volume, STI. 628, we gave the substance of the Ukase or Decree of tution, that, in case of distress, a peacefa!
ORDER TO THE GOVERNING SENATE.
manent refuge, or so well-founded an insti. the Russian Emperor, relating to Proselyte abode onight be secured to every one, and Jews, We low insert the Ukase entire,
mens whereby they might honestly tara together with other ducuments relating to
their bread by their own industry. Hence this singular project, the whole of which
the new converted lebrews are liable to are extracted from Appendix IV. to the
the greatest dillienities before they are Rev. L. Way's Letier to the Bishop of St.
able to choose and enter upon a way of David's, for an account of which see our
maintenance. Similar instances have cure Reciow, p. 760-762. ED.
under our observation from this particular
class of our subjects, who, on acesuni of From the moment that all-ruling Pro- the sudden change of their religion, are vidence has committed unto our sceptre totally alienated from the community unto the numerous nations and families which which they formerly belonged, withont inhabit Russia, we have stedfastly pur. having suficient means in hand tirmty to posed to exercise unceasing care, in order join that unto which they are just enterthat each nation and each rank might live ing But since every confession, thery in happiness, and in uninterrupted peaee rank, and every class of men in our te. and quiet enjoyment of his rights: it con- loved country, are, through the ubule tinues, therefore, to be the most delightrud course of their lives, secured under the employment of our heart, and it is our protection of the law by certain rights and holy duty to lead every part of this great regulations, the state of those llebrews in family to that most desirable endl.— Now, our empire who embrace the Christian through many examples which have at: faith must also be firmly and permanently tracted our notice, we are acquainted with assured, and as we truly sympathize with the difficult situation of obose Hebrews, those unfortunate Hebrew's who are conwho, after they have by the grace of God vented to Christianity, and stimulated also been convipeed of the truth of Christianity, by an awful reverence for the voice of have either embraced, or are willing to everlasting grace, which calls the children embrace, the Christian faith, and to be of Israel from their dispersion to the comunited with the fold of the good Shepherd munion of the Christian faith, we found it and Redeemer of our souls. These He- good to adopt the following measures, in brews, separated from their brethren by order to protect the believing Hebrews in the Christian religion, lose thereby all their new situation, communication and former connexion with 1. It is hereby promised to all Hebrews them, and not only hozard every right to who embrace the Christian religion, to the protection of their former brethren in whatever Christian confession they may be the faith, but are also exposed to their attached, that benceforth every possibility oppression and every kind of persecution. shall be facilitated in order that in their On the other hand, among Christians, their new course of life they may establish theinnew brethren in the faith, to whom they selves, according to their faculties, in that
REGULATIONS RESPECTING TUE SOCIETY OF
profession or way of business to which they arrurately by all governments and persons feel themselves inclined. Every office, as 1 hom it respeels.
We are convinced, well ecclesiastical as civil, is to afford to that by this arrangement, ihe state of the the Hebrews necessary protection and as- liebrews who embrace the Christian faith sistance at their conversion to Christianity, is sufficiently secured, and that thereby all and in case they flee to them for refuge. means will be afforded them in their new
2. Advantageous and convenient places situation to protect themselves from the for settlement, with adjoining lands, will prispevtions of their nation, if any where be appointed to the converted Hebrews, in they should take place, and to maintain the Northern and Southen governments of themselves by their own industry, without the empire. In these places, those of being a burden to the government or to them who wish it, may settle on their own individuals. In this condition, if they account, under the denomination of the follow the precepts of that gospel which Society of Christian Isracliies. These as. they have embraced, they will grow in all signed places will serve them for a secure good works to their own and the common and certain reinge, where, in cominunion good, and to the praise and glory of that with others of their nation who also profess most holy name hy which they are nained. Christianity, they will he able to form a (The original is signed by his lmpeSociety, where every one shall be able to rial Majesty,) support himself and his family by their
ALEXANDER. own labouraud industry, according to their St Petersburg, ability and power.
Faster Sunday, viar. 25, 1817. 3. We have issued particular regulations respecting the Society of Christian Israel. ites, which, confirmed by our own signature, we shall adjoin here, that they may he In order to insure to the llebrews who brought under general observation, and be have embraced the Christian religion, of properly put into execution.
what confession soever it may be, a secure 4. A Committee will be formed at St. and peaceful abode in the bosom of the Petersburg, for the supreme management Russian empire, we have permitted thein of the attairs of these settlements, under to form among themselves a community the denomination of Tutelary Committee under the denomination of the Society of for the Christian Israelites. This com
Christian Israelites-bit to promote among mittee will consist of a president, several the members of that Society, industry, menbeis named directors, and secretaries, trades, and all hinds of useful business, All Hebrews of our empire, who either we constitute the following relations. bave embraced or are willing to embrace 1. Lands for settlement and domestie the Christian faith, may apply to the Com- @conomy will be assigned by the crown mitter, either in person or by letter. The to the Society of Christian Israelites gratis, governments also, as well ecclesiastical as and for an everlasting possession to them civil, are to confer with the committee in and their posterity. These lands will not all concerns that respect the Christian be assigned to each individual in partiIsraelites, with the exception, however, cnlar, but to all in common; and for this as is understood of itself, of all personal reason they can neither be sold nor pawned, criminality and process which comes under or in any other way be brought into the the established courts of justice.
hands of others, but must always remain 5. We command the Committee, which an unalienable property of the whole comis to be formed for the management of all munity. the affairs of the Society of Christian 2. On these lands appointed for them Israelites, to give us account from time to they may, if they please, settle on their time of the progress of those settlements, own accomnt, and build every kind of and of all affairs which respect the Chris- establishment, borouglı or tovil, according tian Israelites, through our Privy Coun- to their means and circumstances, It is sellor Prince Galitzin, to whom the com
likewise left to their own clocice either to mon concerns of the Hebrews are in general build all in common, or cach one for himcommitted by us, with the exception of sell, provided he does not exclude himself individual criminalities and process of pro- from those connexions with the Society perties,
unto which they must all, with.ut excepHaring this laid a solid foundation in tion, belong. favour of Hebrews embracing the Christian 3. To those Christian Israelites who enter faith, and for the security of their siuva- the Society, as alsu to their posterity, will tion, we cominand that what is drawn up be allowed an equal, full and entire freehere and in the adjoining pages be princ
dom of the Christian confession of faith tually put into execution. The Committee without any difference; and each confesalso is to advertise it in the Russian, Ger- sion permitted to enjoy their divine service inan and Polish languages, that it may according to the rules and customs of their come under general notice, and be followed church. Consequently the congregation