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if not a Pope, in his own way,
subscribed two instruments thereof in the althongh his head be not ornamento presence of the Lords of the Council, who ed with a nice wig. But leaving the witnessed the same ; and his Majesty was learned Doctor's meaning in the pleased to order, that one of the said in
struments be transmitted to the Court of darkness with which he has thought Session, to be recorded in the Books of Sefit to shroud it, we must regret that derunt, and afterwards to be forth with any leader of a Christian flock lodged in the Public Register of Scotland,
and that the other of them remaio among should betray such bitter and such protracted animosity against a fel. the records of the Council, and be entered
in the Council Book.' low-creature, as that which appears
By these Acts it is clear that there is in the long diatribe against the
not one iota of superiority either in rank, Bishop of Calcutta. Fifteen pages authority, rights, ar privileges granted to of the subscription pamphlet are the one National Church above the otherdevoted to a reconsideration of the that they are equally essential to the condispute between the Bishop and
stitution of Great Britain-and that the Dr. Brice: a dispute wlth which the security of the Church of Scotland is pro
vided for before that of the Church of EngNew Brunswickers had nothing to
land. It is equally clear that these Acts do, till their attention was directed
nake no provision for any claim upon the to it by the charitable zeal of Dr. Colonies being urged by the one more than Burus. We certainly shall not fol. by the other. But as all Colonies after low so bad an example. But we such Union became equally the property think that the Doctor might have
of Scotland and England, of course the softened his style before he pro- the same right to establishment with the
Church of the former kingdom' acquired ceeded to pass sentence upon
Church of the latter, and nothing but the reviewers for Billingsgate.
undue influence of Ecclesiastics in ParliaWe shall now introduce our
meut would ever have led to a different readers to the more important part arrangement. The Reviewer is quite misof Dr. Burns's pamphlet, the part taken when he asserts that the civil estain which he abstains from abuse of blishment of religion in the Colonies, must other men and other Churches, and depend, not on the laws of England or
Scotland, but on the terms agreed upon on contents himself with urging the
the first settlement or surrender of those claims and merits of his own. Speak- Colonies.' This was so far true in the case ing of the articles of union be- of Canada, and accounts for the establishtween England and Scotland, he ment of Romish Episcopacy in that Cosays,
lony. But in other instances the King's
Proclamation settles the general principles “ So faithfully are these Articles com- to be acted on in reference to the religion plied with that the former is the very first of the Colonies ; and I bare not the least oath which each new Sovereign has been besitation in saying that had the cry been obliged to take at his accession to the as é loud, bold, and incessant at the orithrone, and before his proclamation. And ginal settlement of British North America, we may all remember that it was taken by as it was ' previous to the repewal of the George the Fourth, as King of Great Bri- Indian Charter,' the same ecclesiastical tain, in the first Privy Council which he policy would have been pursued by his held, and the day before he was publicly Majesty's government. But unfortunately proclaimed. Thus we read in the Courier, the General Assembly of the Church of of 1st February, 1820— London Gazette Scotland seems to have felt little interest Extraordinary, 30th Jannary.
in the enlargement of its sphere of jaris“ At the Court at Carlton House, &c., diction, and thus in too many instances “ ' His Majesty, at his first coming into' has allowed its rights and privileges to be the Council, was this day pleased to de- most shamefully invaded. In Nova Scotia clare, that understanding that the law re- the Church of Scotland is not recognized quires that he should, at his Accession to in any shape by the laws, and though there the Crown, take and subscribe the oath be one place of worship in that province relating to the security of the Church of which has an ordained Clergyman of the Scotland, he was now ready to do it this Scottish Church for its Minister, who, as first opportunity, which his Majesty was such, receives a salary from Government, graciously pleased to do, according to the yet formerly it was designated a Protesforms used by the law of Scotland, and tant Dissenting Meeting-House, having
been supported by American Congrega, considered as justly and strictly belonging tionalists as well as Scottish Presbyte to the national character. The question is rians ; and if nothing is done by the Le- seldom agitated till a Clergyman has actugislature to maintain its claims as a brauch ally commenced his labours and begins to of the Church of Scotland, it will probably feel bimself opposed and conuteracted never lose its original character. In this whenever the jealousy of Episcopalians province, these matters are better arrang happens to be awakened, either by his sued. Some of the leading men at its first perior talents, his success, or his practical settlement were true sons of the Scottish assertion of his rights. They it is too late Church, and employed their influence, with to correct the evil. Division is created some success, in order to have her rights and fomented, and the unfortuoate individuly recognized. Indeed the first Church dual who has been expatriated in the hope Grant obtained in this place after the se- of doing good to his fellow creatures in paration of the province from Nova Scotia distant lands, finds himself scowled upon was in the name of certain trustees for the by the men in power as wanting in respect benefit of those adhering to the Protestant to the local authorities, and exposed the principles approved of by the General As. hapless victim of malignant insinnation sembly of the Church of Scotland, and the and cruel invective. And this will ever be probability is that had they completed the the case till the causes of discord are rebuilding then founded, and possessed the moved, as is now happily exemplified in means of endowing it, the Church of Eng- India, by that equalization of rights for land would have had only the shadow of which I contend.” P. 60. an existence in this city at the present “ Two circumstances ought to be conday. It is clear, then, that there was no- sidered in determining the political expething in the original coustitution or first diency of the measure—the une is, that settlement of this province to have pre- the very country in which that Church has vented an equal recognitiou of both been allowed to have its full effect has ever Churches—that the Provincial Legislature been distingaished for its loyalty-the has it in its power to enact any laws with other is, that many most valuable settlers respect both to civil and religious institu- bave been lost to this and the other protions, not inconsistent with the laws of vinces merely because no provision has Great Britain—and that, by a judicious been made for the religions rites of their application of the best parts of the Eng- vative country, · deservedly interwoven' lish and Scotch law, the administration of with their habits and with their hearts, justice in this country might be conducted whilst many of those i ho remain, for the according to principles and forms quite same reason, fall into habits of listlessness superior to those of either division of the and manifest symptoms of discontent Parent State. Bat the rights of the totally incompatible with strenuous exerChurch of Scotland have in fact been re- tion. Wherever the Church of England is cognized to a certain extent in many of established there will always be a large the Colonies, and therefore, I have only proportion of dissenters; this must be parto ask, why are they not recognized to the ticularly the case in the mixed population full extent ? If the principle is admitted of foreign settlements whose religious in so far as certain privileges are secured
habits and attachinents are generally to that Church which are denied to other formed before they leave their home, and, denominations, why is it not allowed an therefore, in giving an English establishentire and efficient establishment?” P. 55. ment alone, Government obtains little
“I beg it, however, to be distinctly un- sway over the hearts or affections of the derstood that in objecting to the arrange
people.” P. 62. ment which has taken place in regard to These declarations are entitled to the religion of the Colonies, I do not mean to blame the Government or Legislature
a careful consideration : they give alone. The people at large in such a
us fair warning of Dr. Burns's country as North Britain, and the natives intentions; and assure the friends of that country abroad, as well as the Ge- of the Episcopal cause, that every neral Assembly, ought to have exercised inch of ground will be disputed by their right, and spoken aloud to their ru- the Colonial Dissenters. The inlers and lawgivers, of the duty, and the importance, and the necessity of securing temperance of the disputant now importance, and the necessity of securing before us, must render him a comClarch in foreign parts, which she has in paratively powerless foe.
Govertheir native land ; and, therefore, whatever nors, and Privy Councillors, and guilt attaches to the indifference which Cabinet Ministers, must have the has been shewn to that object, must be same respect for the Doctor's un
derstanding and heart that he has nion can be reasonably or safely declared himself to entertain for formed. those of his reviewer, that is, they
The Doctor concludes by promust have no exalted idea of posing to auswer our Review of Dr. either.” P. 65. But smoke and Chalmers “ as soon as a sufficient dust are sure to show from what number of subscribers shall be prequarter the wind blows; and of the cured." We know not whether the religious state of a colony in which subscription has filled or failed; but this pamphlet could be published in the former case we shall be grateful by subscription, no flattering opi. for a presentation copy of the work.
MONTHLY REGISTER. Society for Promoting Christian clares his readiness to promote the objects Knowledge.
of the Society to the utmost of his powe The Report of the Society for Pro- “ From the depôt at Calcutta, schools, moting Christian Knowledge, for barracks, hospitals, and other public es1821, is just printed; we extract tablishments, continue to be sapplied with the following passages from that books. The Church at Dum Dum has part which relates to their foreign with an ample quantity of Bibles and
been provided by the Rev. Dr. Parisk proceedings.
Prayer Books for the free use of the con“A most satisfactory Report has been gregation. Candidates for the late confir. received from Calcutta, dated in January, mation were also supplied with books 1822. The Committee in that Archdea- from Calcutta ; and the Committee report conry have established depôts in different that the general demand for elementary parts of Bengal for the more convenient works is rapidly increasing. distribution of books. At Cawnpore, a “ In the year 1821, the number of books Station-Committee has been formed by received at Calcutta was 10,822, of which the zealous exertions of the Rev. H. L. 5,885 had been sold, or gratuitously distriWilliams, which has met with great en- buted. Lending Libraries have been parcouragement and suceess, and has already tially established in this Presidency, and been the means of dispersing 1967 books of appear to have given great satihfactiou to different descriptions. From the depôts those who take an interest in the moral and at Dacca and Chiltagong a very consider- religious improvement of the country. It is able number of books has also been issued determined that the Libraries shall conunder the judicions care of the Rev. Mr. sist of a complete set of the bound books, Tayler. From Dinapore, the Rev. E. amounting to 42 volumes, and of the Brodie has sent a remittance to Calcutta works admitted on the Supplemental Cata. arising from the sale of books; and at logue." P. 33. Meerut, the Rev. H. Fisher has underta- “ The report of the Schools in Bengal ken the managenient of the depôt, and is is highly encouraging. The children make only waiting the arrival of a large con- much greater proficiency than heretofore, signment of books from England to reple- and the valục of instruction is now more nish the stores of that station,
duly estimated. In the Russapugly cir“ In other parts of the Presidency where cle the school at Beltollak having become Station-Committees have not been estab- nntenantable through damp, the children lished, private individuals have entered have been united with those at Chuckerainto the views of the Society with exem- baree, and the school has been removed plary zeal and spirit. G. Saunders, Esq. to Talliagunge, where a piece of ground has kindly undertaken to distribute books has been rented on a pottah (or lease] for at Agra, particularly among the European ten years. In Cossipore district a third soldiers of the artillery. Great assistance school has been opened at Outtur Panah, 'has also been derived from the generous on the Barrackpore road, which was ocexertions of Lieut. F. Candy, a subscri- cupied within a few days after its comple. bing Member. He urges the necessity of tion by opwards of 100 children. A fourth printing Tracts in the Oordoo language school will shortly be opened at Chitpore, in the Persian character, which is gene- where a large pumber of children are waitrally understood by patives of education ing for admission.' over the whole of Hindostan ; and de- “ The Committee bave also taken a large
school at Barripore under their care, and purest ages of the Church ; and will not have erected a school-house at their own only be memorable in the records of this expence. They have received from the Society, but in the annals of Christianity Marchioness of Hasting's a pottah of the itself. school ground at Barrackpore, and ex- “ The Report details, at considerable press their high sense of her Ladyship's be- length, the measures which have been nevolence, in the support and patronage adopted for restoring the Missionary esof the school.
tablishment at Vipery to an efficient « This Committee have resolved to appro- state." P. 37. priate a part of their funds to printing religious Tracts in the native languages for Deaneries of Warwick and Kineton. the use of schools. The Discourses, the Miracles, and the Parables of our Saviour,
REPORT.-- The Committee have the saas extracted from the New Testament, tisfaction to Report, that the operations bave been chosen for this purpose : and
of the Society appear to be exciting a will soon be printed in Hisdostanee, (Nus
more general interest within the District taleeg character); in Hindooe, (Nagree); and Neighbourhood, than they have and in Bengalee, according to existing hitherto done. An increasing zeal is matranslations. It is proposed to print 2000 nifested both by the Clergy and Laity, in copies of each work in these several cha. supplying the Poor with the Society's racters, so that the whole impression will Books, for which the demand during the amount to 18,000 copies.
last year has been very extensive. The “ A communication has been received number of Bibles and Testaments which from the Bishop, dated August 4, 1821,
bave been sold, as well as other Books in which he expresses an earnest wish that and Tracts, calculated to disseminate the schools in Bengal may be placed un
sound Doctrines, and to further Religions der the care of Missionaries, as far better Education and Instruction, must matequalified for the task of instruction than rially tend, under Providence, to aid the ordinary school-masters. In the northern great cause of Religion and Virtue; wliile aud southern suburbs of Calcutta, are
the call for Prayer Books, which has been schools which particularly require such sı. especially gratifying, justifies the Comperintendence; and at Noacolly, in the mittee in expressing a conviction, that south-eastern part of Bengal, the assis
their efforts are promoting an increased tance of a Missionary would be eminently attendance on, and attachment to the useful. In tie latter place a body of long. Established Church, and have been the neglected Cliristians has been discovered, means of rendering her beautiful Liturgy but little removed from Paganism; and al- betier understood and more bighly vathough schools are already formed with a
lued. special view to their improvement, an able
The number of Books issued from the instructor is indispensibly requisite to Depositories, exclusive of what have been give effect to these establishments.” P. 35. procured by Members of the Parent So
“ In the early part of the present year ciety, immediately from London, arean excellent Report was received from the
Other District Committee at Madras. This,
Testa- Prayer Books and perhaps, is one of the most important and
Bibles, ments. Books. Tracts, interesting documents which has ever been Stratford, 126
Warwick, 114 presented to the Board. It comprises a very clear abstract of the proceedings of the
Total 240 Society in the Carnatic, from the year
266 753 About 3000 1710 to the present day. Much of the in- Few Lending Libraries have at present formation contained in this Report, has been established, owing, as it would seem, already been laid before the public, at dif. to the snall size of the Parishes, in geneferent times, in a less regular and authen- ral, throngh the Districts; but the Comtic form; but infinite credit is due to the mittee are much pleased to notice that seMadras Committee for having collected veral of the Clergy keep by them a conmaterials so widely scattered, and tbus gi. siderable number of the Society's Books ven a clear and comprehensive sketch of and Tracts, (purchased at their own exthe state of Christianity in the south of In- pense,) which they lend out to their dia. It may, indeed, be affirmed, with. Parishioners; and thus, virtually, a Lendout presumption, that the zeal, judgment, ing Library is, in many places, provided and ability, displayed at Madras since for the Poor, althongh it has not the name the establishment of the District Commit- of a regnlar establishment. In order, howtee in August 1815, are worthy of the ever, to promote the more general formation REMEMBRANCER, No. 48.
the last year.
of Lending Libraries, the Committee have Vepery Mission School of the Society for passed a Resolution, in which they offer promoting Christian Knowledge. The to bear one half of the First Cost of such Boys and Girls of the English and Tamil Library, i, e, they will furnish any Parish Schools were first assembled in the within the Deaneries, with a Lending Li. Vepery Church, where they were exa. brary at one half the prime cost of the mived in their religions exercises, the forBooks.
mer by the Rev. W. Thomas, Senior Most satisfactory Returns have been Chaplain, who obligingly presided at this received from about 20 Parishes, includ. part of the duty of the day, and the latter ing the Boroughs of Warwick and Strat- by the Rev. Dr. Rottler and the Rev. L. ford-on-Avon, of the children educated in P. Haubroe. The correctness of the EngSchools supplied wholly or in part with lish classes, both of boys and girls, in anthe Books of the Society. The results swering the questions of the Church Cate
chism, and the distinctness and good emBoys....
782 phasis with which they read, were parGirls.
ticularly remarked; as were likewise the
fluency with which the Tamil girls read Total... 1560 the elementary books prepared in their It is presumed this does not compre
own language for progressive learning, hend a return of more than two-thirds of according to the system of the National the number so educated in the Deaneries.
School Society. The number of Annual Subscribers to
The children then adjourned to their the Parent Society in the two Districts, is
several stations in the School rooms. The 71-of which 6 have been added during girls in the English school exliibited to
the Visitors their reading and writing The Subscribers to the District Funds lessons, and their needle work, which was are as follows:
observed to be all of the plain and useful
kind. The different classes were inspected WARWICK DISTRICT.
in their tasks of writing on sand, spelling, Subscribers of 11, 1s....... 37
reading and writing, Dr. Bell's system of 10s, 6d.. 19
having been introduced as well in the Total...
Tamil as the English school, and cards STRATFORD DISTRICT.
and books printed for their use. ParticaSubscribers of 11, 1s. ...... 12
lar notice was attracted by the industrious of 10s. 6d. and 10s, 17
class of Tamil girls employed in cleaning Total,
29 Total number of Subscribers to the
cotton, spinning thread and knitting.
Samples of their work were laid on a table, Warwick and Stratford Districts
with specimens of books bound at the in83
stitution. The printing press was found The small comparative number of Sub- actively engaged. scribers to the Stratford District is ex- The examination was atttended by seplained, by observing that the Fund of veral families who were liighly gratified that District, which was, in the first in- with the interesting scene they witnessed. stance, most liberal, was raised chiefly by The children were all remarkably clean Donations; but a Resolution has been and healthy; and their rapid progress in lately passed, soliciting the subscription useful acquirements, their orderly beof small sams, instead of occasional Dona. haviour, reflected the highest credit ou tions, the Committee entertain the best their venerable pastor the Reverend Dr. hopes that their next Returns will furnish Rottler, and his able and indefatigable coa much more numerous list of Annual Sub- adjutor the Reverend Mr. Haubroe. scribers.
The revival of this late neglected inThe Committee close their Report with stitution, with the great improvements in a confident hope that their statement will the system of tuition, and in the increase be deemed satisfactory, and that the good
of the school in the conrse of two years cause of the Society will continne to re- from about forty children to nearly three ceive that liberal aid, in the Districts, hundred cannot fail to prove a blessing of which can alone enable the Committee to the most important kind to the populous carry its great and benevolent designs into neighbourhood in which it is situated, execution. John Boupier, Secretary. Society for the Propagation of the
In consequence of a circular letter adOn Saturday the 22d Instant was held dressed to the District Committee of the the second annual examination of the Society for Promoting Christian Know