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this Society might be called his adopt- " That a lady approved by this, ed child ; without his approbation of Committee be appointed as superiq the plan, the original promoters of it tendant of the establishment, and that would hardly have ventured to make the regulations of the household be it public. From the first meeting, placed under her direction. which was held with a view to its es- 66 That one of the managing Comtablishment, to the day on which it mittee be anñually elected President; received the sanction of the citizens of and, as head of the establishment visit Bristol and inhabitants of Clifton, in the house and direct the due observ, the Guildhall, his attention to its in- ance of all the regulations. terests was unremitted; he was among The plan is published under the the most bountiful of the annual sub sanction of the Queen who has made scribers to its support, he endowed the a donation of 3001. and signified an inloan fund, with the noble donation of tention of subscribing annually 1001. 100 guineas, and his venerated name, Five Princesses have given 501. each. seldom pronounced by the poor man
One Duchess 2001. The contribuwithout a blessing, gave to the bank tors and subscribers are from the noof savings a stability in the eyes of bility and gentry ;--the names given those for whose benefit it was iutend- are numerous, and the contributions ed, which the wealth of the city would of large amount. The Society has 4 not have imparted.
When the name Patrons and 13 Patronesses ; the Paof REYNOLDS appeared, experience trons are the Lord Bishop of Durham, had taught the laboring man that there the Lord Bishop of St. David's, the was good in store for him.
Lord Bishop of Meith, and the Earl of " Your Committee, with pride and Sheffield. pleasure remind you, that he who gave medicine to the sick ; was eyes to
LADIES ASSOCIATION. the blind ; fed the hungry ; clothed To the Editor of the Christian Disciple, the naked; bade the prisoner and the DEAR SIR, -In the summer of 1816 slavè be free ; supported the rising I was at Bath in England ; and was fabric of your Society on his shoulders, much interested by an account which till its completion.
I heard there of “ The Ladies Asso. “Our central stay is gone ; another ciation" on "a Plan for improving single pillar of equal strength and the situation of+Ladies of respectable equal beauty we cannot hope to raise; character and small fortunes. This but let united efforts, like a clustered plan had then, I think, been in opera, column, continue to support the tion a few months, and the Associabuilding, which, may prove a shelter tion consisted of 'nine or ten ladies. from the storms of adversity to gene- From the lady to whom I was particu; rations yet unborn."
larly indebted for my information on “It is now proposed that an estab- the subject, I have recently received lishment on a limited scale be formed the papers which I enclose to you. If by way of trial, and if successful, of you think any part of them will be inexample.
teresting to the readers of the Disciple, That a fund be raised by sub- you are at liberty to publish them. scription of the nobility and gentry,
Yours affectionately, applicable in the first instance to promote and sustain the primary institu- The
papers referred to in the above tion; and ultimately to give general note, have been perused. The object extension and permanent sécurity to is of the benevolent character ; but at such establishments throughout the present we have room only for a genekingdom.
ral view of the plan, and a few facts. " That with a view to the immedi- The following are extracts from the ate furtherance of the object, an asso- printed proposal of the “Plan for imciation be forned of Ladies, among proving the situation of Ladies of rewhom a certain number will act as spectable character and small fortune. patronesses and superintendants of " It has been anxiously wished that the undertaking; and that a man a płan could be effectually brought Bommittee be appointed to establish forward, which' should induce Ladies the primary institution.
of rank and influence throughout the
kingdom, to unite for the purpose of among them as rewards, according to affording assistance and protection to merit, adjudged by the managers and females of reputable families, who are, weekly visitors present. These little by the death of parents, or by other scholars made a decent appearance, calamities, much reduced from the conducted themselves with propriety, state of comfort to which they had and seemed to be highly gratified ; dobeen accustomed.
ing their governess credit, and affordA School for teaching Girls, ing general satisfaction to the comCHILDREN of the indigent poor, to pany. Tead, write, and sew, was established One circumstance I cannot well 0at Guildford, in Surry, about a year mit noticing, for the introduction of ago, by some of the inhabitants, who which, without the author's permiscontribute towards its support by do. sion, I hope to be excused as no name nations and annual subscriptions upon is mentioned. A small box was prothe most liberal plan ; it being open vided, and placed on one of the tato all, without distinction or excep- bles, having the following appropriate tion as to religious professions. lines neatly inscribed on the lid, with
The children, between 70 and 80 in an aperture between, to receive donanumber, were invited lately to the tions; they were composed for the ochouse of a subscriber where, on a con- casion by a respectable female decidvenient adjacent lawn, tables were edly attached to the Institution. spread with various small articles of
M. B. clothing, &c. which were distributed
Stranger ! if e'er thy bosom understood
Of guiding youth to virtue's sacred shrine ;
Philanthropist, Oct. 1815.
Letter from a Kalmuck Prince to the low and the other in red binding_and
President of the Russian Bible So- read therein. ciety.
You request me first to read, myself, To our highly exalted Lord and for my own salvation, the word of Emperor's privy Counsellor, member God contained in this book, and also of the Council of State, General Di- to afford my subjects opportunity to rector of the Spiritual affairs of foreign hear the same and acquire knowledge fellow believers, President of the su- therefrom.-2ndly to grant assistance pereminent Bible Society and Knight to the two men who came to us from of many orders, the most noble Prince Sarpeta the last Spring to learn our Alexander Galitzin ; the Prince of Mongolian language, viz. Gottfried the Choschooten, Tumen Dschirga- Schill and Christian Hubner, for that lang reports in all humility.
purpose, and to interest myself in their On the 19th of the 1st 'Í'iger month, protection and aid of their other wants I received with joy your letter written and necessaries. on the 1st of the Mouse month of the In pursuance of your first order I Last wooden Swine Year, together with not only read myself the doctrine of two copies of the history of the merci- the infinitely merciful God Jesus ful God, Jesus Christ, translated into Christ, but I have also presented our 47 Mongolian language, onc in yel Lama with a copy which he reads with the divines. As regards my oth: Year--according to Russiau account er subjects I should much like to as. the 4th of January. semble them this winter in order to, The above letter has been translated have this book read to them. This is by a friend from the Appendix, to the however, because of the rough season, last Annual Report of the Russian Bic impossible, but since the most eminent ble Society. of my people make a pilgrimage to a holy feast between the 8th and 15th
LETTER FROM INDIA. of the month of May, and assemble to- Extract of a letter from Rev. Gordon gether for prayer, I will at that time Hall, Missionary in India, to his have this book read before the whole friend in the State of Connecticul, devout assembly ; and thus seek to dated Bombay, July 7th, 1817. comply with your command. I will THOUGH we have more than 200 nathen by God's grace as in duty bound, tive boys in our school, we have no report the result thereof to you, and heathen children in our families. The pray to our God that he may regard schools under native teachers have me in mercy.
succeeded beyond our expectation, . In relation to the two men, Gottfried and since the Board have furnished uş Schill, and Christian Hubner, who are with more means, we hope to extend learning the Mongolian language, I the plan much farther. We cannot have already assisted them according yet say the plan of taking heathen to their own wishes, and have ascocia- children to be brought up in our famited to them a learned man conversant lies has not succeeded ; because hithwith our doctrine and writings as an erto we have not made the attempt, Instructer with whom they now study nor have we had the means of doing it. the doctrine of our Gods in the books Since our last remittances and com, called Bodihn Mor Arwan, Chojor munications from the Board, and Sokohl and Alheni Gerrel, and shall from private friends, we have felt enalso not fail in future to interest my couraged, but have not yet had time self about them according to your to act. command. And now, our highly ex- We have mentioned the plan here alted Emperor's Minister, enlightened, to several persons; they speak of it wise, long famed in the whole compass in the highest terms of approbation, of the whole Russian Empire, most aud think that we shall find no diffiexalted and noble Lord and Prince, culty in obtaining as many children as you have rejoiced me unexpected- we wish. Perhaps this is too sanguine ; ly and greatly by your gracious com- but we shall make trial. Some of the mand, I ardently wish to be also in fu- children of the lowest and poorest of ture honoured by your communica- the Roman Catholics ought to be intions, for which bending one knee, I cluded under the denomination of now entreat you, noble Sir! if you heathen children, for they are every will have the goodness to satisfy this way as destitute and needy, and probiny wish, I bey you to enclose the let ably could be more easily obtained. ter to me, to l. Kaporsky, Postmaster Scarce any thing has given me more at Astracan. He takes charge of de- delight than to see the late publicalivering all letters for me immediately, tions on the subject of war. Since since I send an express almost every God has ceased to give positive comPost day to Astracan to bring my let- mands, direct from Heaven, to make ters. - live now in a massive house war, as he did to the Jews, and since on an Island of mine in the Wolga, Christ has left is his precepts on this called Schambay, 72 Wersts above subject, wherever a person is to be Astracan on the river. Ever wishing found who does not utterly condemn your welfare I recommend myself, war in every shape, are we not obligbending one knee, (Signed) ed to consider that person as ignorant TŮMEN DSCHIR-GALANG, and inconsistent a Christian as the
With the impress of my seal. man who advocates the slave trade? Written in my massive dwelling, Such have long been my sentiments situated on Schamhay, the 1st of the upon this subject, and in my opinion Last Tiger month in the Fire Mouse the subject ought to be brought for ward in every association, consocia- sition, but in a short time he secretly tion, and meeting of ministers, and obtained a Bible ; read it with muca each one called upon to declare upon attention ; and the more he read the which side he stands. I cannot but more his understanding became 'en. think that every true minister of Christ, lightened and his mind satisfied. This after some consideration and prayer, was a short period previous to the enwould shudder at the thought of not trance of the French army into Rus. siding against war. And if all would sia. When the account of that event thus decide and act accordingly, how reached Petersburgh, the Russian, mighty would be the effect! How Court were in great alarm. Every one glorious! The Lord grant it for Christ's appeared to carry terror in his countesake.
G. HALL. nance.' Prince Galitzin alone seene
cd calm and composed. This circuniEMPEROR OF RUSSIA.
stance caused universal surprize. From the Religious Remembrancer. Knowing the sincere attachment which
MR. Scott_Believing that the fol- subsisted between the Emperor and lowing communication will be intereste himself, the former had noticed it, and ing, not only to yourself, but all who could bardly suppose that any person admire the character of the Emperor could be thus tranquil under circumof Russia, I beg leave to request a stances which scenied to tbreaten ruplace for it in your interesting “Re- in to the Russian nation. Neither membrancer." It was communica- would be believe his friend was a traited by the Rev. Mr. Patterson, to a tor, or insensible to the present dillipreacher belonging to the society of culties. The Emperor one day called Friends in London, and by him rela. on the Prince, and asked him how it ted to the person from wliose letter I was that he was so composed while now copy the intelligence. A. M. M. every one else was in dismay?" To
6 For many years a great friendship which he replied, that he had of late subsisted between the Emperor of Rusa read the Scriptures, and that they had sia and Prince Galitzin. It is said fortified his mind against every danthey had been unbelievers. It is how- ger, and given him a firm trust in di. ever beyond a doubt, that they were vine help and protection. The Bible both opposed to the infuence of vital lying on the table, he urged the Emreligion, as may be observed from the peror's perusal of it, believing if he did. following relation.
it would have the same calming infiti. 66 The office of Minister of Reli- once on his mind. At these remarks gion,” being vacant, the Emperor was the Emperor appeared displeased, and, desirous of disposing of it to an indi- with some violence, pushed the Bible vidual whom he esteemed, but under- from him ; it fell open on the floor, standing that he was from principle at. Mie Prince took it up, and entreated Hached to the BIBLE, he altered his the Emperor to let him read the part intention, and, with some difficulty, which was then open. At length he prevailed upon the Prince to accept consented. It was the 31st Psalir. the situation. The Prince very carly The Emperor' was much struck with felt himself in an awkward predica- its appropriate and consoling language. ment, not knowing how to discharge, 6. When the Russian army was ün with propriety, the duties which now bont to depart from Petersburgh to devolved on him, he therefore applied mect Bonaparte, the Emperor and 01-. to the bishop of the diocese, and ask. ficers went to Church, as is the usual ed his advice how he should proceed in custom, previous to an army's going his arduous undertaking. The bish- on an expedition. The Emperor was op referred him to a certain book greatly astonished when that part of where he said he would find every nes the service of the Greek Church was eessary instruction, and which he en- read (which was a portion of the treated him to study, observing, “ if Scriptures) which contained the 91st he faithfully did so, he would find no Psalm. He apprehended that Prince difficulty in rightly proceeding in his Galitzin (who was with him) had denew situation." This book was the sired this, and, on questioning him, he BIBLE: To this he made some oppce
declared that he shad not consibe
person who had read the service, nor will give 12,000 daily, 72,000 each had he directly or indirectly any com- week, and more than three millione, municatiop with him, since the con- five hundred thousand in a year! versation they had together about the " 469 blacks were arrested and imScriptures."
prisoned in Charleston, S. C. on the • The Emperor now became, in 28th of Dec. They had purchased a some measure, sensible of the value of lot and erected a building for divine the Scriptures, and while in the camp worship ; but were complained of an with his army, he sent for a chaplain a nuisance !”—Thus the Slave hold-' of one of the regiments to read to him. ers are treasuring up wrath against a His surprise may be readily imagined day of wrath. when the chaplain commenced read- İt is stated in the Delaware Gazette ing the same Psalm. He immediate- that a ship lately arrived at New-Cas. ly asked him “who told him to read tle with Dutch passengers, and that of that particular Psalm ?" To which he eleven hundred, five hundred had died replied, “God ;" for being informed on the passage from Amsterdam to on what account the Emperor had this country. sent for him, he had most earnestly implored divine direction in selecting such a portion as would benefit the Died-Oct. 15, in Switzerland, Gen. Emperor ; and that it was from a di- eral Kosciusko. vine impulse he had selected that part. Nov. 6, in London, Princess CharThe Emperor now became more and lotte. more delighted with the Bible, and his Jan. 15, in Cambridge, Hon. Oliver subsequent conduct proves the influ- Wendell, aged 84. ence its sacred truths had on his
In Watertown, Hon. Marshall mind."
Spring, aged 77.
in Medford, Mrs. Hannah, wife of
Rev. Dr. Osgood, aged 70. It appears from an official statement In Concord, Dea. John Kimball, athat the city of Moscow now contains ged 79. a population of 312,000—that 8688 In Boston, Hon. Samuel Fale's, of dwelling houses, 348 churches and Taunton. places for divine worship, and 5549 shops and booths, have been rebuilt since the destruction of this ancient Mr. Thomas Tracy, Cambridge. capital of the Empire of Russia.
Jonathan P. Dabney, do. Several States of Germany have re
Samuel Gilman, do. cently acceded to the Holy Alliance, Thomas Savage.
do. at the solicitation of the Emperor of P. Osgood,
do. According to the last census the pre- James Walker, do. şent population of France is 29,045,099 F. W. P. Greenwood, do. inhabitants.
Andrew gelow, do. There are in the State of New-York John Graham Palfrey, do. 8 Newspapers published daily, 9 semi- E. Q. Sewall, Concord, weekly, 79 weekly-total 96. Estimating the average editions at 500, it
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