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N. B. In consequence of the extra-mount to ONE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED ordinary encouragement given to the AND FIFTY-EIGHT THOUSAND, EIGHT operation of the British and Foreign HUNDRED AND FIFTY Copies.

Bible Society in the North of Europe, and particularly in the Russian Empire, under the patronage of the Emperor Alexander, the Committee are making a large expenditure, with a view to improving the present most favorable circumstances, in that, and other parts of the world; and trust they shall be sup ported by the liberal contributions of their fellow Christians throughout the United Kingdom.





C. F. STEINKoff, London, May 9, 1814. Summary of the cash account of the BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY, for the year ending the 31st of March 1814, as audited.

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62,441 810

24,774 17 11

87,216 6 9

Total net Payments, of which 60, 8901. 18. 8d. was for Bibles and Testaments in the Languages of the United Kingdom

Amount by which the Year's Re

84,652 1 5

Further intelligence concerning the British and Foreign Bible Society, extracted from the "Christian Obs


SOME Select Extracts from the Correspondence of this Society since the publication of the Ninth Annual Report have been printed and circulated. We propose to give the substance of them."


1. From Copenhagen we learn, that the resolution of the Committee to print 5000 additional copies of the Icelandic New Testament was on the point of being excuted This generosity," it is observed, "towards the poor Icelanders, could not have been applied to more deserving objects. Their assiduity in reading the Scriptures when they have access to them, and the veneration in which they hold their contents, give the fullest antici, patory assurance that the grand object the committee have in view will be attained in that island." It was intended shortly to send a number of Bibles and Testaments to Norway, where the want of the Scriptures was greatly felt. A farmer, eager to possess the Bible, had offered a cow at the next market town for one, but in vain. There were none for sale, and those who possessed a Bible would not self

ceipts have exceeded the pay'ts. 2,564 5 4 it for any price.

2. From Zurich we learn, that the

The Society is under engagements," Bible Institution prospers wonderwhich will chiefly fall to be paid in the fully." course of the current year (1814) for 3. A Bible Society has been formaBibles and Testaments to supply Aux-ed at Kánapa in Esthonia, under the iliary Societies, and for general pur patronage of the dean. In that district poses; and sundry Foreign Money Mr. Paterson states, that among 106Grants, amounting together to about 000 inhabitants, 200 Testaments are 28,600l. not to be found. Thousands had nevThe Total of Bibles and Testaments er seen a New Testament, and many ssued by the Society at home, and on pastors had it not in the vernacular the Continent of Europe, is 1,026,845. tongue; although there are great numIf to these be added 122,000 printed or bers of very pious people, and, among printing by Societies on the Continent the rest, 11,000 persons connected of Europe, aided by the British and Fo- with the United Brethren, in this disreign Bible Society, the Total will a-trict. An edition of 10,000 Testaments was to be forthwith printed.

Another Bible Society, to be called A peasant, living beyond Moscow,

the Courland Bible Society, has been formed at Mitau in Courland, with the full concurrence of the pricipal clergy, and under the patronage of Count Meden, President of the consistory. The meeting for this purpose took place in the hall belonging to the nobles, where persons of all ranks assembled. The business was opened by Count Leiven, The subscription,' says Mr. Paterson, "I hear, will amount to about 3000 rubles; a sum, considering what this province has suffered by the calamities of war, more than double whatever could have been expected from the first meeting of the Society; but a fire is kindled by the Lord in the Russian empire which warms every heart, and inflames them with zeal to follow the example of their much beloved monarch."

had witten to Prince Galitzin, the President of the Petersburgh society, begging a large folio Bible to read to his family and neighbors, and sending five rubles to pay for its carriage. An other peasant offered to subscribe 20 rubles yearly, and presented the socie ty with some leather for binding the Bibles.

4. The Rev. L. Van Ess, the Roman Catholic Professor of Divinity at Marburg, in giving an account of the distribution of 3000 German Testaments put into his hands by the Bible Socicty, observes that the eagerness to read the Scriptures is very great, and the application of the indigent for New Testaments very frequent. The bishop had allowed the introduction of New Testaments into Catholic Schools. This was very important, as scarcely one school-master in twenty was furnished with a Bible, and in most schools the Bible was not at all to be met with.


A third society has been formed at Riga, through the instrumentality of the same indefatigable servant of Christ, Mr. Paterson, in which the ConAbout 8000 copies sistory and some noblemen took the are wanted for this purpose. "Never," chief lead. Mr. Paterson expects great adds this excellent minister, were things from this society, which, after the minds of men more accessible to that of St.Petersburgh, he thinks will the Word of Life; never was the be the first on the Continent. A fourth necessity of religious comfort so deepsociety has been formed at Dorpat, ly felt; never was the entrance of the and a fifth at Reval, still under the Kingdom of Heaven more widely same kind of patronage. The society open than now." "If you possibly at this last place are about to print a can, afford father assistance to us, that large edition of the new Testament, the true light and knowledge of Jesus and Mr. Paterson adds, "the transla- Christ in his Divine doctrine may pention in the Revalian dialect, is suppos-etrate the darkness of the Catholic ed to be one of the best in Europe." schools, and the rising generation be After completing these great objects, trained up in pure Christianity, and beMr. Paterson returned to Petersburgh come worthy members of Christ's on the 23d of July, when he found that|| kingdom."


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on the same day on which the soci- 5. The Rev. Dr. Brunmark, Chapety was formed in Reval, a Bible So-lain to the Swedish Embassy in Lonciety had been established in Moscow.don paid a visit to his native country At the first meeting, the Bishop and a in the summer. He met with a granumber of his clergy were present, and cious reception from his own governsubscribed largely. The Bishop pub-ment, and from his countrymen every licly thanked Mr. Pinkerton for the where in consequence of his connexpart he had taken in the business.-ion with the British and Foreign Bible This Society will prove of great impor- Society. The Society at Stockholm tance to the cause in Russia. There had printed 9000 Swedish Bibles are now seven Bible societies in the and 19,000 Testaments, and were prinRussian Empire, including that at Abo ting 2000 more Bibles. Through the in Finland."

exertions of Dr. Brunmark, a Bible || 9. The Rev. R. E. Jones, Secretary Society was established at Westeras, to the Bible Society at the Isle of for Westmania and Dalecarlia, under France, writes, that all the French Bithe patronage of the bishop and clergybles and Testaments sent him had been of these provinces. The Finnish disposed of, and that a supply of double New Testament was printing, and the number was wanted. The avidity would be finished in the autumn. with which the Bibles are purchased, he says is beyond all description. 10. From America there are very

7. In India, many copies of the Scriptures had been distributed among the native Portuguese, and the present had always been thankfully received, and in some cases with tears of joy and gratitude. A number of Dutch Testaments had also been distributed among the Dutch soldiers, and others in Java. "We want words," it is observed, "to express with what thankfulness they received them, and how diligently they perused them, especially in their hospitals and prisons; for on enquiry, we could scarcely find one Bible among them all."

6. The convicts on board the Three Bees convict ship appear to have been greatly benefited by the Bibles fur-gratifying accounts. The students of nished them by the Scociety. On Nassau Hall College, in New Jersey, the passage, 170 of them united in a" having learned, through the mediletter of thanks to the Society.- um of the Christian Observer, that a "Your gift," they observe," gives a Bible Society had been instituted in new train to our ideas, a new object to the University of Cambridge, in Engour hopes; convincing us of the ne-land," resolved on following the excessity of seeking the kingdom of ample, and have accordingly formed a God, it assures us that we are in no similar society. Three other new Biwise cast out." ble Societies have been instituted in the United States, making the whole number 22. The most interesting part however, of the American communications, refers to the following circumstance. A vessel, in which a quantity of Bibles, sent by the Bible Society for distribution in Nova Scotia, had been shipped, was taken by an American privateer, and carried into a port in New-England. The Bibles were sold and dispersed. The Bible Society of Boston, hearing of this incident, and " unwilling that the reproach of preventing the execution of the pious design, for which these books were sent out, should fasten on their coun8. Mr. Butscher, a missionary, writes try," passed a resolution to send an from Sierra Leone, that when he was equal amount of Bibles to Nova Scotia wrecked on his passage out, and the and directed their secretary to express natives near the river Gambia took his deep regret," that any occurrence possession of the vessel, among a great should have so long detained so mamany other articles, twelve Arabic ny copies of the Bible from their proBibles, given him by the Bible Socie-per destination; and that, to the othty, fell into their hands. He applied er calamities of this disasterous war, to a trader in that river to recover them; but it was found, that although the natives, who are Mohammedans, would sell the other articles they had got possession of, they would not part with the Bibles. He offered 81. for one, and was refused. Thus, observes the Missionary, the word of God seems more highly esteemed among these Mohammedans, than in many places where the Gospel of Christ has been introduced.

there should be added any interruption of the charitable and munificent labors of our fellow Christians in Great Britian, in diffusing the knowledge of the word of God." The sum of 1557. sterling has accordingly been remitted, to replace these Bibles. They add:

"We have thus done what we can to express our shame and regret at this occurrence, and to repair the evil which it has occasioned. We indulge

the hope that we shall not again have || ding types. This I proposed at our to number it among the calamities of a last meeting; my plan was immediwar, in which we cannot cease to reately adopted; our worthy president gret that two nations, allied in feelings, was requested to make the necessary habits, interests, language, and origin, arrangements with the holy synod.should be engaged; that it counteracts He obtained the metropolitan's conin any degree, the exertions of any of the charitable institutions of Great Britian; or tends to loosen or break that golden chain of mutual benevolence, which ought to bind together the disiples of Christ of every nation and clime, without regard to political The Dorpatian Esthonian New Tes animosities." tament.-9th, The Revalian Esthonian

sent, and things are now in a train.~ This is of more real value than all the rest, and will prepare the way for something still further. All these are executing here, and the entire direction of them is committed to me.-8th,

11. The number of Bibles issued by || Testament -10th The Lettonian the British and Foreign Bible Society Testament- -All commencing unin the year 1813, is 141,941; of Tes-der the direction of the Committees in taments, 159,453; in all 301,394.- Dorpat, Reval, and Riga. If to these The total number issued by the Soci-you add the Icelandic Swedish & Lapety, from the 7th of March, 1804, to the 31st of December last, is, Bibles 377,529, Testaments 590,146, in all, 967,675; besides 109,400 copies of the Scriptures, printed on the Continent with the aid of donations from the Society.

The following is an extract of a letter received from Mr. Paterson, dated at St. Petersburgh, Dec. 11, 1813:

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ponian you will find the Scriptures are printing in thriteen different languages. This must be encouraging to our friends, and excite them to thank God for his great mercies, in countenancing their endeavors to spread the knowledge of God's word throughout the world."

The Church, of which the author of the following lines was a member, consent ed to the dismission of their Minister, because a majority of the socity were opposed to his preaching the doctrines of grace.

The zeal of the Bible Society hrere exceeds all description. The Petersburgh Society and its branches, are promoting the printing of the Scriptures THE COMPLAINT. in ten different languages.-1st, In the Kalmuc, in which nothing was ever And added a gloom to the shade, WHEN twilight had dark'ned the grove, printed before. We have all the pun-By sorrow invited to rove, ches and matrices ready, and in the In lonely retirement I stray'd.. course of a few weeks a specimen will As wandering along the lone way, be printed-2d; An edition of 5000 Oft burst from my heart the deep sighs, copies of the Armenian New Testa-Nor manhood nor reason could stay ment, the want of which you will find The tears that roll'd fast from mine eyes. affectingly set forth in Buchanan's Re-With mournful ideas oppress'd, searches. This is Printing at the Armenian printing-office, under the care of some learned Armenians; the third sheet is ready.-3d, The Finnish Bible with standing types; the 8th sheet is ready.-4th, The German Bible, with standing types; the 2d sheet is ready. -5th, The Polish New Testament, 3000 copies commenced.---6th, The In sorrow I shed the sad tear Catholic French bible resolved on, And mourn'd their backsliding from God. and measures taken for printing it.- What demon ascending from hell, 7th, The Sclavonian Bible, with stan-Has artfully led them astray?

Beneath a dark shade I reclin'd;
Keen anguish invaded my breast,
And dark as the shade was my mind.
All nature seem'd mantled in gloom,
And visions as dark as the tomb,
The stars but just glimmer'd on high,
Incessantly haunted mine eye.
With whom in sweet union I stood,
For brethren who once were so dear,

Oh who among mortals can tell
What causes their love to decay.

How could they, astonish'd I cri'd,
With sinners in malice combine?
Forsaking their Pastor and guide,
How could they with infidels join?
Dear Saviour, Oh how could they leave
Thy servant, thy children and thee?
And join with the world, and thus grieve
Thy better disciples and me?

Where are those professions of love,
Which once I too fondly believ'd?
How false and delusive they prove,
How wounded I've been, and deceiv'd!
Dear Saviour, no more I behold
Thy banners with courage unfurl'd,
Thy soldiers like traitors have sold
Thy cause, to keep peace with the world.
Now Satan in triumph appears,
And all the black legions below
Exultingly smile at my tears,
And spitefully feast on my woe:
"The day is our own," they exclaim,
"We're masters at length of the field,
"At length we've accomplish'd our aim,
<t The friends of Messiah must yield.
"The preacher who sounded alarms
"And shook the dominions of hell,
"Before our invincible arms,
"In grief has reluctantly fell.
"This heightens infernal delight,
"And adds to the weight of his woes,
"That Christians so fondly unite
"To strengthen the hands of his foes."
Thus glory the squadrons below,
Through Satan's infernal domain;
While I sit invelop'd in woe,
And call the sad Muse to complain.
Ah, false hearted brethren, 'twas you,
Who sunk me to sorrow a prey,
Dishonest, unkind, and untrue,
You fore'd my dear Pastor away.
Had you remain'd firm and sincere,
The wicked had fum❜d but in vain,
Old Satan had shrunk in despair,
Or vainly had gnaw'd on his chain;
The world had your virtues rever'd,
Your Pastor had with you remain'd,
The church had in union appear'd,
And Christ had the glory obtain'd.
Unaw'd as the prophets of old,
In language both kind and severe,
I still shall your baseness unfold,
And thousands astonish'd shall hear.
Your union with sinners I leave ;
No concord with Belial maintain,
Yet still with a remnant I grieve
And share in their sorrow and pain.

Dear remnant, though treated with scorn
Your cross I will glory to share,
Your trials I bear, and have borne,
Your shame is the crown which I wear:
With you through the dark vale of tears,
I'd walk in sweet union and love,
And form'd us for pleasures above.
Till God has dealt out our sad years,

And thou, my dear Pastor and guide,
Thy name I still love and revere,
And oft, as I wander aside,
I'll drop for thy sorrows a tear,
And oft on my mind I will bear
Thy heart-griev'd companion and thee,
When wrapt in devotion and prayer,
To Jesus with freedom I flee.
Sould slander still raise her foul tongue,
Thrice dipt in the vemon of hell,
To do thy fair character wrong,
Her force I shall strive to repel,
The dastardly liar shall shrink
Beneath the firm honest reply,
And legions of hypocrites sink,
While vollies of truth I let fly.
Adieu, my dear Pastor, adieu,
With sorrow I bid thee farewell,
Thy trials with anguish review,
With anguish thy sufferings I tell.
Till down to the tomb I descend,
I'll sing the sad tale of thy woes,
And still thy dear name I'll defend,
Till death the long struggle shall close.

Westmoreland Moral Society.

The Committee of Westmoreland Moral Society report, That there have been four prosecutions for breaches of the Sabbath, and one for profane swearing; and that in an attempt to violate the laws by a public exhibition forbidden by our statutes, and tending to corrupt the morals, measures were taken which were effectual in defeating the design.

The Committee view it as a subject of congratulation that so few instances of prosecution have been found necessary; and are of opinion that the result of the formation of the Society and the measures adopted by it, have been as favorable as could have been reasonably expected. They would recommend to the members of the Society persevering vigilance; though something has been done much remains to be accomplished.

Westmoreland, Dec. 7, 1814,

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