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PROCLANLITION SOCIETY, and the SOCIETY for the SUPPRES
SION of iICE.
It is with peculiar satisfåction that we communicate to our readers
the following Report, from which it appear that these two most respectable Societies have formed a union, from which every true lover of his country will augur THE HAPPIEST effects.
" THE friends of the Proclamation Society, it is probable have been generally informed, that some arrangements have lately taken place re. specting another SOCIETY, established for purposes similar to their own, and entitled the SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF VICE, which, it is hoped and expected, will considerably encrease the usefulness of both institution.
« It having been intimated by several members of those two Societies, that much more effectual service might be done, by a concurrence of ope. gation with each other; the suggestion was listened to with attention. It is unnecessary to detail the various considerations by which the mea. sure was recommended. But it may be proper to state, that tlie proposition was canvassed with deliberation, and, with certain modifications and conditions, was finally admitted and adopted; the Proclamation So. ciety still preserving its distinction of character, and retaining its original constitution, of president, vice-presidents and officers, together with a separate account of annual contributions,
“The Proclamation Society being desirous by this concurrence of giv. ing the fullest testimony of it's entire approbation of the zeal and exer. tions of the other Society, has offered the assistance of its advice, its inAuence, and, as far as may be consistent with its own immediate objects, its pecuniary support. This Society considered, that in so doing, it was answering the best wishes of its worthy subscribers; by applying the sums subscribed to the best advantage, and to the very purpose for which they are annually collected..
ci In order to enable this Society to lend more powerful aid to the other institution, a system of econviny has been introduced, the adoption of which has beev facilitated by the offer of gratuitous service, made by one of the Society's original members, who has voluntarily undertaken the joint office of treasurer and secretary.
"It is no more than is due to the Society for the Suppression of Vice to declare, that it has been active and zealous to the utinost of its power, and even beyond its ability; having prosecuted to conviction, at a very great expence, many most atrocions offenders against decency and mora. liry; who are now suffering the punishment respectively due to their enormous crimes. The reinark is almost superfluous, that it has thereby spared to the same amount the funds of the Proclamation Society; while tie more constant residence in townot many of its members, and their yarious situations and walks in life, have rendered it easier for them to keep a watchful eye over the loffenders against public'morals, and to apply, when needful, the wholesome correction of the laws. But their funds are not equal to the many claims on them; and the Proclamation Society hopes, by pecuniary assistance, as well as in various other ways, to give effect to those spirited endeavours, which, without such aids as this So. ciety will occasionally be able and willing to afford, would be cramped and discouraged, if not altogether prevented.
"It is hoped therefore that this union, by which the two Societies are virtually incorporated, thongti personally distinct, will prove an additional incitement to the friends of virtue, religion, and good order, to promote the welfare of the Proclamation Society; under the fullest as.. surance, that the committee will take care, that no part of its funds shalt be misapplied; but that they will continue to be dedicated, as heretofore, to the great object of both institutions; the more effectual discourage nient of vice and immorality, and the advancement of the best interests of the community."
ACADEMICAL AND CHURCH PREFERMENTS, &c
Mr. J. Hinman, B. A. is elected Fellow of Clarchall, Cambridge.
Mr. Edward Charles Donne, M. B. and Mr. Andrew Francis Bardwell, M. A. are elected Fellows of Caius College, Cambridge.
The Rev. Edward Porter Beneget, M. A. is instituted to the vicarage of Bungar Trinity Suffolk, on the presentation of the Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Ely.
The Rev. Mr. Brown, master of the Blue-Coat-School, in presented to the living of Elton, in the Vale of Belvoir.
The Rev. R. Lockwood, M. A. has been collated, by the Right Rev: the Lord Bishop of Norwich, to the vicarage of Potter Heigham, in Norfolk, void by the cession of the Rev. George Anguish.
The Rev. Chas. Collyer is instituted to the rectory of Thornage, with the rectory of Brinton annexed, in Norfolk, on the presentation of Sir Jacob Henry Astley, Bart.
His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury has been pleased to aps point the Rev. Mr. Todd, late of that Cathedral, to the office of Keeper of the Archiepiscopal Records at Lambeth, in the room of John Topham, Esq. deceased.
And a dispensation has passed the Great Seal, enabling Mr. Todd to hold the rectory of Allhallows, Lombard-street, London, with the vicarage of Ivinghoe, in Buckinghamshire, to the latter of which he has been presented by the Right Hon. the Earl of Bridgewater.
The Hon. Richard Bagot, and Francis Lawley, of Christ Church ; and Edward Thomas Stanley Hornby, of Brasenose, have been, chosen Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford.
Joshua King, M. A. of Brasenose College was elected Fellow of that Society.
The Rev. Rich. Lockwood, M. A. is collated, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Norwich, to the rectory of Ashby and Obys, with Thurne, in Norfolk, vacant by the cession of the Rev. Peter Thoroton.
The King has been pleased to grant to the Rev. Walker King, Doctor in Divinity, the place and dignity of a Canon or Prebendary of the Metropolitical Church of Canterbury, void by the resignation of William Beaumont Busby, Clark, late Canon thereof.
The Rev. John Rush, L. L. B. and chaplain to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, has been preferred to the rectory of Harts wellcum-Hampden, Bucks.
The Rev. J. Bond, M. A. of Ashford, Kent, is appointed domestic chaplain to the Duke of Kent. Kol. V. Churchman's Mag. Dec. 1803. . 36
The Rev. S. Picart, A. M. of Brasenose College, is appointed, by the Rev. the Dean and Chapter of Hereford, Senior Master of the School in Hereford; and the Rev. Mr. Garbett Junior Master of the ame School.
LIST OF NEW THEOLOGICAL PUBLICATIONS.
SACRED hours, or extracts for private devotions and meditations,
comprehending the Psalms arranged and classed under various heads; together with Prayers, Thanksgivings, Hymns, &ic. &c. principally selected from Scripture: the whole intended as a compendium of divine authority, and a companion for the hours of solitude and retirement, 2 vols. 12mo. boards.
A discourse preached in the parish church of Epsom in Surry, by the Rev. Robert Guich, A. B. Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, and curate of the parish aforesaid, 8vo.
. A plain and easy account of Christmas-day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension-day and Whit Sunday, to which is prefixed a sliort Explanation of the Nature and Design of Baptism, by 'M. Pelhain, 12mo.
A Sermon preached before the Loyal Colchester Volunteers, in the parish church of St. James's, Colchester, on Wednesday, October 17, 1803, by their Chaplain, the Rev. Jaines Bound, M. A. Rector of of St., Runwald and Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Manchester, published at the request of the Corps, 8vo.
Occasional Sermons by Samuel Herbert, D. D. Vicar of Croxton, Kyriel, Leicestershire, 8vo.
The benefits of wisdom and the evils of sin. A scrmon preached before the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, on Sunday Nov. 6, 1803, and published at the request of the benefactors, by the Rev. Robert Noies, Archdeacon of Shafford, and Cañon Resident of Litchfield, 8vo. · An Essay on the Duration of a Future State of Punishment and Rewards, by John Simpson, 8vo..
An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer, in which are comprehended ani account oi the origin of the 'Prayer, and explanation of its several Pe. titions, and a Demonstration that according to its natural interpretation it contains á complete summary of Christian Doctrin', with notes, critical and illustrative, by the Rev. Joseph Mendham, M. A. 8vo. • The sentiments proper to the present crisis. A Sermon preached at Bridge Street, Bristol, October 19, 1803, being the day appointed for à Gencral Fast,'sto. by Robert Hall, A. M.
A summary view of the Docrine of Justification, by Daniel Walerland, D. D. late Chaplain in Ordinary, being No. 2, of the Churchmans Remembrancer.
Honest Apprehensions; or the unbiassed and sincere Confession of Faith of a plain honest Layman, 8vo.
Sermons by William Lawrence Brown, D. D. principal of Marischall College and University, Professor of Divinity, &c. &c. 8vo..
A letter A Letter to a Parishioner upon some particular Questions respecting Tithes; with a Postscript, containing different texts of Scripture in proof of the argument adrluced in the letter.
'The Fear of God, a sure ground of confidence and hope. Two Ser. mons preached to a country congregation, in the morning and even. ing of October 19, 1803, being the day appointed for a General Fast and Humiliation to Almighty God throughout his Majesty's Dominions, to supplicate pardon for the manifold sins of the Nation, and implore success to our arms against the barbarous and impious foe, that threatens · destruction to our Country and Constitution in Church and State, by the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. Rector of West Tilbury, Essex, &c.
MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DISTIN.
OCTOBER 29. CORNELIUS BAYLEY, only son of the Rev. Dr. Bayley, mini. U ster of St. James's church, Manchester. Though only 10 years of age, he had made considerable proficiency in the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin languages. His amiable disposition, and promising talents, endeared him to all who knew him; and fattered the fondest parental hope and affection of a far longer enjoyment. But how fugitive are our best hopes, and how certain and sure our cares; and the tenderest regard finds its most balmy consolation in the happy reflection of a re-union in the realms of bliss and immortality.
Nov. 9.) At Edinburgh, of a typhus fever, Mr. Thomas Whiter, a respectable hosier in Nottingham. He was a man of uncommon strength of mind, great warmth of lieart, and most active benevolence. Highly and deservedly esteemed by his numerous friends, there are few men, whose loss will be more generally regretted, or more keenly felt.
Though he was interred at so great a distance from the place, where his merits must be most known), his remains were attended to the grave by #pwards of 140 respectable persons in mourning Mr. W. was the younger brother of the Rev. Walter Whiter, M. A. late fellow of Clare. hall, Cambridge, and author of the “ Etymologicon Magnum." He had himself a taste for literature, and was an admirer and useful patron of the late Robert Burns, the celebrated Ayrshire ploughman and poet, whose surviving family also he greatly befriended.
At his house in Queen-street, Soho, aged 48, Mr. George Fletcher, -bricklayer. He was a man of strict integrity, of singular merit in his profession, and revered by all who knew him for the modesty and ur, banity of his disposition. He bore a long and painful illness with Christian meekness and submission, and died withont a struggle or a groan.
10.] Aged 71, the Rev. Samuel Story, rector of St. Michael Cod lany, Norwich, and of Melton St. Mary and All Saints, in Norfolk, and forinerly Fellow of Caius college, Cambridge, B. A. 1754; M. A. * 1757. The rectories are in the gift of the Master and Fellows of Caius college. 3 G7
Lately, at his house, in Norwich, aged 44, James Burkin Burroughes, Esq. late of North Burlingham in Norfolk, one of his Majes. ty's Justices of the Peace for that county, and Captain of the Blofield troop of cavalry. He was formerly a fellow.commoner of Queen's col. lege, Cambridge.
Lately, at Edensor in Derbyshire, the Rev. James Peake, domestic thaplain to his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, rector of Kingsley in Staffordshire, minister of Edensor, and of Cartmel in Lancashire, and formerly of St. John's college, Cambridge, B. A. 1767 ; M. A. 1775.
An account has been received of the death of the Rev. Thomas Fish Palmer, formerly Fellow ot Queen's college, Cambridge, on his return from Botany Bay, whither he was transported some years since from Scotland for seditious practices.
13.) After a very short illness, the Rev. Thomas Sumpter, M. A. a senior Fellow and Bursar of King's college, and one of the Taxors of Cambridge university.
The following are the melancholy particulars of an atrocious murder,
committed on the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Rudd, at a plantation near Warsaw, in the island of Jamaica, on the morning of the 15th of September last, by three of their own negroes. Mr. Rudd was a son of the late Mr. Rudd, attorney, or Cockermouth; and Mrs. Rudd, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Jackson, ship builder, of Whitehayen.
About half past seven, Mr. and Mrs. Rudd, their little boy (about two years of age) and Capt. Read of the ship Friends, of London, (who had just recovered from a dangerous sickness) sat down to breakfast, About eight o'clock, Mr. Rudd left the table, to go to some negroes, who were at work in a wood about two hundred yards from the house. He had not left the room many minutes when a shrieking was heard. Capt. Read and Mrs. Rudd immediately rushing out of the house, the first object they beheld was two of the negroes, with bill hooks in their hands, covered with blood, and running towards them.
There could be no doubt as to the horrid act which the villains had just perpetrated; and Captain Read having no weapon to defend Mrs. Rudd and himself with, there appeared no safety but in Aight, if it could be effected. Captain Read therefore caught Mrs. Rudd by the arm, whose shrieks and lamentations would have pierced the heart of any but the most ferocious savages, and endeavoured to regain the house ; but weakened as he had been by three months sickness, and agitated by the horrid circunstance which had just taken place (Mrs. Rudd too, was then almost exhausted with distress and horror) his foot struck the stump of a tree, and he fell! The inhuman monsters were, by this time, close to them; and Capt. Read, in rising, saw one of them strika the fatal blow at the unfortunate lady. .
There was then no alternative for Capt. Read, but immediate death, or flight ; for there was no assistance that he could hope for, within a mile. He had ran only a few yards, when the murderers, having completed the second bloody business, pursued him, with all their speed.
Insensible to every danger, but what might so naturally be dreaded from the cruelty of his pursuers, he directed his Hight towards a planta. tion, in which several friendly negroes were at work; to gain which (by a wonderful protecting Providence) he hurried, unhurt, down a deep and tremendous precipice, which, it is most likely, had been untrod by