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beamen at Margate, Gosport, Guil. The Society has received many ford, Dublin, and other places ; the valuable presents of copies of the sea-fencibles on the Essex coast; and scriptures in different languages ; the French and Spanish prisoners of such Donations will at all times be war: and ABROAD-to the British very gratefully acknowledged. soldiers at the Cape of Good Hope ; the inhabitants of Newfoundland, Hal- Editions of the Scriptures on sale to ifas, and Nova Scotia; the settlers at Subscribers at the Depository. Van Dieman's Land; the French at St. Domingo ; the Spaniards at
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16 of France, Switzerland, and Ger.
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ditto in calf 2 3 between 5 and 60001. in accomplish
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30 sums on account of the many impor. Nonpareil Bible, 12mo. in calf
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The business of the Society is conducted by a Committee of 36 laymen, In our next number we shall grati. 6 of whom must be foreigners resident fy our readers with copious extracts in London, or its vicinity ; half the from the last Report of the Directors remainder, members of the Church of the London Missionary Society, of England; and the other half, mem- from the latest No. of the “ Periodi. bers of other denominations of Chris. cal Accounts relative to the Baptist tians.
alarmed at the number of parishes Present state of the Clergy.-On oC.
which remain destitute of religious sasion of the Lent of the present assistance, and of those which ara Year M. de Maddolx, bishop of threatened with the same calamity : Amiens, published an exhortatory especially when reflect that note addressed to his diocesans, in among those who remain, 343 are which are the following observations. more than 70 years of age, 94 have "We have learned, with the most passed that age, and others more loadlively grief, that many of our dioce- ed with infirmities than with years sans refuse to pay that light contribu- are apparently on the borders of tion which we had fixed towards the eternity.” This representation agrees support of our seminary for clerical with what we have read in the French education. Are you then ignorant, journals, that the minister of religmy dear Christian brethren, that ion received in one day four notices death mows down your pastors, and from mayors of different towns, that that we every day experience the they had performed divine worship on heaviest losses? Two years are not one Sunday, there being no priest in elapsed since we have sat on the epis- the neighbourhood whom they could copal seat of Amiens, and already 101 obtain for that purpose. It is underpriests have sunk under their painful stood that the starving salary of the labours : in the same time we have priesthood is the cause of this; as no only ordained four: we are therefore young men will enter on a course of Vol. III. No. 5.
life which does not admit the hopes among whom were 59 from 90 to 100, of a maintenance. Those who see one of 101, one of 102, one of 106, one every thing done by Bonaparte and of 111 years. The number of births Talleyrand in the worst light, con- was 10,876. ceive that this is their plan for the extinction of Christianity, by extinguishing the priesthood! In some Decrease of Population. ---Rome. places recourse has been had to char. According to a recent census of the itable contributions. How far this population of this city, the number of disposition may spread over France, inhabitants is diminished in a very or to wbat degree it may be perma- striking degree. It is at present only nent, or what may result from these 1.34,973 persons of every age and con. circumstances, we cannot pretend to dition. It was in 1788 upwards of foresee.
165,000; and in 1794 it was more French Statistics.-The French re- than 167,000. The principal diminue port the population of the 112 depart. tion appears to have been first perceivments of that kingdom at 36,060,104 ed in 1798, in which year the number persons. The land forces, in 1805, at of inhabitants was 151,000. 607,671. The revenues at 256,500,000 francs.- The Confederation of the HOLY LAND PILLAGED. Rhine, they report at - population Genoa, March 18. Father Louis, 7,008, 122; military force 80,000.- deputy commissary of the Convent of Revenues 44,674,000 florins. Peace at Genoa, who went from hence. The kingdom of Italy - population July 22, 1805, to visit the Holy Land, 5,439,555; military force 60,000; and to carry the usual offering to the revenues 60,000,000 florins. The convent of Nazareth, returned yesterkingdom of Holland - population, day; and reports that the rebel We1,881,880 ; military force 18,057 ; habis had lately over-run Judeá, had rerenues 50,000,000 forins.
pillaged the Christian treasury, and Phenomenon.-A most extraordina- had laid all the French, Italian, Spanry child, was, on the 4th of May, pre- ish, Turkish and Armenian inhabi. sented to the Society of Physicians, tants under contribution. at Bordeaux, where he was minutely examined. This boy is five years old, was born in Dauphine, near Va- Earthquake.--Lisbon, June 12. At lence, and is called Chacrelas Euro. four o'clock in the afternoon, on Satpeen; by this name M. Buffon de urday last, the 6 inst. a shock of an scribes those men which are born earthquake was felt here, of very much spotted and speckled of colours differ more force, and longer continuance, ent from that of their nature. He is than has been experienced since the of two colours, although born of white dreadful one in the year 1755. In al} parents ; he is quite black from the parts of the city and suburbs the foot to the bip, and also his arms up llouses were abandoned, and the in. to the neck ; the other part of his habitants, on their knees, and the body is white strewed with black greater part in most pitious and la. spots of different sizes, which spots mentable tones, supplicated the Di. are covered with long and thick hairs; vine Mercy. The universal impres. his beard is as grey as that of a man sion was, that a shock so alarming 50 or 60 years of age; his figure is would be presently followed by others very handsome and white, and his fea- more fatal, and while some with a tures regular; his physiognomy is pious resignation awaited the expectcomely, with a smiling countenance; ed cricis, others gave way to a franhis eye penetrating; his voice very tic despair; and nothing could ex soft; and, considering his age, he an- ceed the general horror. Happily, swers well to all questions of a trifling however, it terminated with the first nature.
great shock. The dread which it
excited caused vast numbers to leave Statistics, Vienna.- In the course of the city, and to pass that night in the the year 1806 died in the city and sub- open fields, but an undisturbed tran. urbs of Vienna, 20,359 persons ; quillity continued, which in the course
of the next day restored order, and offences, and the passages of the Ko-, dispelled the agitations which more ran which condeinned thase offences. or less every one suffered.
The people were invited to remain It was equally felt at Cintra, and tranquil, and mind their aflairs. On at Mafra, where the Royal Family the 26th, Mustapha, the son of Achwere. The Princess, who possesses met, was proclaimed grand Seignior, great fortitude and presence of mind, It is remarkable, that during the anatched up her infant, and ran with whole of this revolution but few disit in her arms into the garden ; the orders were committed. The mass Prince Regent sunk under the alarm, of the people took no part at all; $0 and remained insensible for a consid: that we attribute this catastrophe to erable time.
soine Chiefs of Parties yet unknown, Of the many shocks that have been and to the Janissaries. All foreignfelt here since 1755, two only have been ers have been ordered to be respect. distinguished as materially alarming; ed.-We are assured that the grand but neither of them is considered as Vizier made no resistance to the or. equal, by any means, either in point der sent to him, and was strangled. of violence or duration, to that of Of the Captain Pacha we know noth. which I write.
ing: The Grand Vizier had gained A subsequent shock, but of so some successes before he died; he slight a nature, as not to be felt by passed the Danube at Ismail, and the generality of the people, is as- forced Gen. Michelson to retire from certained to bave occurved about Wallachia to Foksany and Rimnick. eight o'clock on Wednesday morn- Statistics of the Empire.—The Teling the 10th instant. It was felt egraphe French paper, states the exmore sensibly at Mafra and other tent of Turkey at 49,173 square places then here.
miles; population_25,380,000; of which Turkey in Europe is 11.968
square miles, containing 11,040,000 Revolution at Constantinople. The
inhabitants. Asiatic Turkey is Emperor Selim is no more; the dis. 24,262 square miles, containing contents, occasioned among the peo.
11,090,000 inhabitants. Egypt, ple by the scarcity of provisions, and 12,943 square miles ; containing among the Janissaries by the Europe- 3,200,000 inhabitants. The number an exercise and discipline, furnished of inhabitants in Constantinople is the enemies of Government with an stated at 500,000. The land forces occasion to excite an insurrection,
of the Porte in 1804 were 266,454 which cost the unhappy Sultan his men ; irregulars 60,000; of which throne and life. On the 24th of May, the Janissaries are 113,406; the Spathe Mufti, at the head of the male his'132,054, Methardchies 6,000, Arcontents, repaired with 800 Janissa. tillery 15,000. The maritime rirs to the Seraglio, and read to him strength of this Empire was 12 ships a list of his pretended offences, re- of the line, 6 frigates, 5 smaller vessels, cited passages from the Koran, which The revenues of the Imperial declared him, on account of those Treasury amounted to 2,000,000, and offences, unworthy of the Throne, and that of the Empire to 44,942,500 ordered him to sigo a renunciation of piastres. The debts of the State it.-Selim seeing no means of resist. amount to 53,350,000 piastres. ance signed the need of Renuncia.
[Panorama. tion, and begged his life. The Muf. ti promised to intercede for him. His
FRANCE. person was then secured, and four- An Imperial Decree was obtained teen of his principal Ministers were in January, 1807, forbidding all perput to death. Couriers were sent to sons from speaking in any church, the Camp and the Dardanelles, to ar- without permission from the bishop rest and strangle the Grand Vizier of the diocese. It appears that cer. and the Captain Pacha.- On the 25th tain churches have lately become the of May, a Proclamation was publish- talking places of the inconsiderate, to ed in Constantinople, to announce the scandal of the sedate. to the people that the Sultan had been Premiums and rewards are held dethroned, and to make known his out by the Minister of the Interior,
for the culture of cotton in the south
GERMANY. ern provinces of France ; and every Mr. Wilberforce's “View of Chris. agriculturist, who inclines to attempt tianity” is translated into German at this branch of his profession, may re
[Ch. Oba. ceive from the Prefect of the Depart. ment where he resides, as much seed DEAF AND DUMB ASYLUM. of this plant, as be deems necessary.
The following is a list of all the cit. Saturday, July 11th, 1807. His ies in France which contain a popu. Royal Highness the Duke of Glou. lation of thirty thousand people and cester laid the foundation stone of a upwards.
new asylum, for the indigent deat and Paris....... 547,756 Strasburgh 49,056 dumb to be erected nearly opposite Marseilles 96,413 Cologne.... 42,706 the Bricklayers' arns, in the Kent Bourdeaux 95,992\Orleans..... 41,937 road. His Royal Highness set an Lyons....... 88,919 Amiens..... 41,279 example of liberality by subscribing
87,000 Nismes..... 39,594 50 guineas. The Lord Mayor gave Turin ...... 79,000 Bruges 33 632 50, and H. Thornton, Esq. M. P. 49. Nantz ....... 77,162 Angers, 33,000 Several persons of distinction attend. Brussels.... 66,297 Montpellier 32,723 ed the ceremony, and the windows in Antwerp... 56,318 Metz 32,099
the road were crowded with spectaGhent....... 55,161|Caen ......... 30,923 The first Surry regiment of Lisle......... 54,756 Rheims.... 30,225 volunteers were drawn up to receive Toulouse... 50,171 Alexandria 30,000 his Royal Highness suitably to him Liege ....... 50,000 Clermont... 30,000 rank.
List of new publications.
A Sun mary of Christian Doctrines tant work of religious education will and Duties ; designed principally for be duly appreciated. those inhabitants of new settlements The Inaugural Address delivered who have not the opportunity or means in Brunswick, Sept. 2, 1802, by the of procuring books upon religious Rev. Joseph M’Kean, A. M. and subjects. Concord. George Hough, A. A. S. at his entrance on the duties May, 1807. This pamphlet contains of President of Bowdoin College ; a very clear and scriptural «lisplay of with an Eulogy pronounced at his doctrinal and practical religion, and funeral, by the Rev. William Jenks. deserves to be numbered among the Portland. T. B. Wait, & Co. 1817. most useful tracts for general distri- A Discourse delivered in the First bution.
Church, Boston, on the anniversary of Two Minor Catechisms, for the use the Massachusetts Humane Society, of parents and instructers in teaching June 9, 1807. By William Emerson, their children and pupils. By Joseph A. A. S. S. H. S. Pastor of the First Emerson, Pastor of a church in Bev- Church in Boston Boston. Munroe erly. The author has it in contem- & Francis. 1807. plation to publish " a Reference Cate- A Sermon, preached in Bratile chism, containing questions principal. Street Church, Boston, September ly historical, answered mostly by re- 25, 1807, before the Managers of the ferring to scripture; for the use of Boston Female Asylum, schools and families. To which will seronth anniversary. By Jedidiah be prefixed the Minor Doctrinal Çat. Morse, D. D. Minister of the Con. echisın, and Historical Catechisms gregational Church, in Charlestowe already published.” The design of the Boston. Russell & Cutler. 1807. author is to be highly approved, and The Dumestic Chaplain. Being it is hoped his pious attempt to assist fifty-two short lectures, with a proparents and instructers in the impor- priate bymus, on the most interesting
subjects, for every Lord's day in the Two Discourses on the Perpetuity year, designed for the improvement and Provision of God's gracious Covof families of every Christian denom- enant with Abraham and his Seed, ination. By John Stanford, A. M. By Samuel Worcester, A. M. Pastor New York. T. & J. Swords.
of the Tabernacle Church in Salem, On the Unity of Christ's Church. Second Edition, revised. To which A Sermon, delivered in the town- are annexed Letters to the Rev. T. house in Middleborough, April 16, Baldwin, D. D, on his book entitled 1807, before Christians of several de- The Baptism of Believers only, &c, nominations. By Jos. Barker, A.M. Salem. Haven Pool. 1807. Pastor of the First Church in Middleborough. Boston. Lincoln & Ed. mands, 1807.
Samuel Mackay, A. M. Professor The Life of George Washington, of the French language in Boston, pro. commander in chief of the armies of poses to publish by subscription, a the United States of America, through. Chronological Abridgment of the out the war which established their French Revolution, from the year independence, and first president of 1787 to the year 1792, including the the United States, By David Ram- most astonishing events, which distinsay, M. D. author of The History of guish that memorable era ; to serve the American Revolution. 1 vol. 8vo. as an introduction to a subsequent pp. 400. Ornamented with an engrav. uninterrupted Historical Correspond. ed Head of Washington. Price to ence, of about 1500 original letters, subscribers, in boards, S2,50. Provi. written by men of talents, rank, repudence, R. Island. E.S. Thomas. 1807. tation and honour ; which will com
A Spelling Dictionary, divided into plete a full History of France, from short lessons, for the easier commit. that period, and without chasm, to ting to memory by children and young the peace with Austria, after the batpersons; and calculated to assist tle of Austerlitz. youth in comprehending what they Dr. Ramsay has prepared for the read: selected from Johnson's Dic- press a new edition of his History of tionary for the use of her pupils. By the American Revolution. He has Susanna Rowson. 12mo. pp. 132. carefully revised what was formerly Boston. J. West. 1807.
published, and added two chapters The New England Farrier; being a of original matter : One exhibiting a compendium of farriery. In four parts. connected history of the British coloWherein most of the Diseases, to nies, now the United States, as far as which Horses, Neat Cattle, Sheep, the same is illustrative of the revoluand Swine are subject, are treated of; tion, its origin, principles, predispos. with medical and surgical operations ing causes, and of such events as prethereon : Being the result of many pared the way for the grand event. years' experience. Intended for the The last chapter, or rather appendix Use of private gentlemen and farmers. to the revolutionary history, will con, By Paul Jewett, of Rowley. Salem. tain a brief view of the United States,
A Discourse delivered in the First since the revolution, down so near to Baptist Meeting House in Boston, on the present time as will be suitable. Wednesday, Ailgust 19, 1897, by Jo In this chapter the order of time will seph Clay, A. M On the occasion of not be followed, but the order of his installation to the pastoral care of things connected together in one unthe First Baptist Church and Society broken view relative to the same subin said town. 8vo. pp. 40. Boston. ject. The relations between this Manning & Loring,
country, Britain, France and Spain, The Heavenly Footman; or a de- for example, will be unfolded, each scription of the man that gets to heav. separately from first to last. If the en. Together with the Way he runs blessings of peace are continued to in ; the Marks he goes by ; and Din our country, we may expect soon to be rections how to run, so as to obtain. favoured with this valuable and popBy John Bunyan. Boston. Lincoln ular work, which has long been out Edmands. 1807.