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spirit. The Committee bave dis- circulation. Other portions of the tributed many copies of the Scrip- Bible are in a state of preparation. tures, in both Corfu and other Dr. Morrison had not been able to islands. They have also engag. distribute any part of the sacred ed priests to read the New Testa. Scriptures in China. ment, in the different villages, on The Auxiliary Society in New Sundays and other particular days, South Wales continues io receive and also in the prisons in the town many gratifying proofs of the efof Corfu.
fects produced among the inhabiAbyssinia will, it is hoped, enjoy tants of the villages, and the priat no distant period the privilege soners on board the convict ships, of being admitted to a participa- by the distribution of the Scription in the benefits of Scriptural tures. During the year 898 Bibles light. The four Gospels in the and Testaments had been issued Amharic, the vulgar dialect of a from the Society's depository, and large portion of Abyssinia, were 2967. 10s. 9d. collected; making a prepared for the press, and were total of 1,2101. 15s. 7d. received to be immediately printed.
since the formation of the Society. East Indies. The first event The Gospel of St. John has been which the Committee amounce in printed, and is circulating in Teadverting to the Eastern operations hili. The missionaries are also of the Bible Societies, is the insti- printing at ibis station a second tution of an Auxiliary at Madras. edition of 3000 copies for tbe LeeA depository has been established ward Islands. at the Black Town. In the native Africa, though still enveloped languages, 2474 copies of the Scrip. for the most part in the shades tures, either entire or in part, have of midnight darkness, has yet some been issued; in the English and bright spots on which the beams of other European languages, 606: the Sun of Righteousness bave fallen. the soldiery and the prisoners in the The impression made on the western gaol bave shared the benefit of the coast by the Christian labourers in latter. Various versions and other the seltleinent of Sierra Leone, is important designs are in progress. truly gratifying; and the account
The Calcutta Auxiliary Society of the Auxiliary Bible Society at proceeds diligently in executing and Free Toun is as encouraging as, distributing various versions of the from the circumstances of the couoScriptures. The list of places to try, it were reasonable to expect. which copies of the Scriplures have copies of the Scriptures, wbich at been remitted, comprehends all the first were received gratuitously, are most important places in the pre- now readily purchased at a reduced sidency. Gratifying intelligence price; and there is ground for beof the progress of the translations lieving that they have proved a real at Serampore has been conveyed blessing to many settlers, Maroons, to the Committee. No less than and liberated captives, by whom twenty-four were either printed, they have been seriously and diliprinting, or in a state of preparation gently perused.
In tracing the progress of the The translators engaged at Can- Society iv ibe New World, from ton and Malacca state, that dur. the Straits of Magellan to the ing the year 500 copies of the Chi. confines of the Polar Sea, ibe Comnese New Testament, as many of mittee announce, with satisfaction, Genesis and of Exodus, St. Luke, that the Bible bad found a new and Isaiah, with 200 copies of Jo- and unexpected inlet into an unshua, Deuteronomy, and the Psalms, frequented region of South Amc. respectively, had been printed at Ma- rica. A chieftain of Patagonia had lacca, and ihe greater part were in been discovered in possession of a New Testament, printed by the “ Several of those who had purBritish and Foreign Bible Society. chased Spanish New Testaments, He procured it at Buenos Ayres, seem desirous of circulating tbem whither he had repaired for trading among their brethren in those quarpurposes, and thence conveyed it ters. Send me one hundred more io his home, that he might explain copies.” its contents to his fellow.country.
for tbe press.
In the United States of America, men. A native of Rio Negro (a the national institution, under small fort under the Brazilian the designation of the American Government), on the river of that Bible Society, continues to extend pame, on the east coast of Pata- the scale of its operations by the gonia, was so pleased with a copy enlargement of its funds, the inof the New Testament, that he re- crease of its issues, and the multiquested the person who had brought plication of its auxiliaries. The it thither to bring several copies publication of Monthly Extracts of with bim on his return from Buenos Correspondence has been adopted Ayres, for the use of his family and by the American Society. From friends. In the region of Rio de April 1821, to January 1822, there la Plata, in Chili, at Rio Janeiro had been printed, or were in the and Pernambuco, the Spanish and press 13,500 Bibles, 23,250 TesPortuguese Scriptures were sought taments, and 250 German Bibles with eagerness ; and the number purchased ; total, 37,000. Bibles of copies in circulation cannot be and Testaments printed, or procured inconsiderable. The progress of for circulation, during the first education in these vast regions will five years, were 231,552; total, afford increasing facilities to the 208,.552 The present number of efforts of the kindred institutions. auxiliaries in connexion with the
In Demerara the instruction of American Bible Society, is 267. the Slaves is advancing, under the The receipts during nine months direct encouragement of his Excel- were 27,170 dollars. lency the Governor. “ A few of From the continent of British the adult Negroes," writes a cor- North-America the Committee conrespondent, are very diligent in tinue to receive encouraging rereading their Bibles; a Slave, of the ports of the progressive distribution name of Gabriel, reads in his house of the Scriptures, through the exto his fellow-slaves."
ertions of the various societies in In Jamaica, the Auxiliary Society Upper and Lower Canada, in New of the People of Colour at King- Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. ston continues to prosecute the
The Committee announce the object of this Society, as far as establishment of an Auxiliary Bible circumstances will admit; and hav. Society in the territories of the ing generously offered to purchase Hudson's Bay Company. It had some Spanish Testaments, for the received the support of ihe Goverpurpose of sending them, as op- nors and Directors of that Company, portunities might offer, into the and had already commenced its Spanish colonies, the Committee operations. have placed a larger quantity at In Labrador the grant of New their disposal for sale, or gratui- Testaments to the poor Esquimaux tous distribution, through such has been received with extreme channels.
gratitude. "Several of our EsquiFrom the Bahama Islands the maux," writes one of the missionaCommittee bave received very gra- ries of the United Breibren from tifying intelligence. In these, and Nain, “ who had been informed of likewise in Cuba, the Scriptures the nature of the Bible Society, and are sought for. From Nassau, New its aim in the distribution of the Providence, a correspondent writes, sacred Scriptures throughout the world, of their own accord began dred and sixty-three thousand to collect seals' blubber, by way nine hundred and seventy-four of making up a small contribution Bibles and Testaments ! towards the expenses of the Bible With this simple but astonishing Society. The expressions they fact, which needs no comment, we made use of in presenting their gifts close our abstract; adding only, in deeply affected us all."
the impressive words of the concluA new version of tbe New Tes. siou of the Report before us, that tament in the Greenland language “ those who have found in the has been completed ; and the first word of God a balm for the cure edition of 1000 copies is now print of all natural and moral evil, preing in London.
pared by their heavenly Physician Retursing homewards, the Com- himself, can never contemplate the mittee state that the Hibernian calamities attending human existBible Society has added, during ence, and I be future eternal destithe past year, twenty-six new auxi- nies of their fellow.crealures, withliaries, or associations, to those out an anxious wish and corres. previously in connexion with it; pondent efforts to put them in making the total number of Bible possession of that remedy from institutions in connexion with the which they themselves have derived Hibernian Bible Society throughout health, comfort, and hope ; even Ireland, one hundred and thirteen. that blessed book which opens to
The following numbers of copies those who believe its promises, ofthe Scriptures have been issued and practise its precepts, a perenfrom the Society's depository du- nial fountain of inward peace and ring the year :-118,766 Bibles, consolation amidst their severest and 136,973 Testaments; making, trials and afflictions, and enables with those issued at the expense of them to exclaim triumphantly, the Society from foreign presses, amidst the pangs of dissolution, since the commencement of the 0 death, where is thy sting! institution, three millions five bun- O grave, where is thy victory !"
PARIS SOCIETY FOR ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION. The following is the substance An interesting application of the of the Report of the Society for system has been made in the formaelementary Instruction at Paris, tion of schools for adults. The first read al the last general meeting adult school at Paris was opened by of the Society. During the year, M. Delahaye, of the Isle of Saint the total number of schools bad Louis; it is free, and is supported not increased; it appears even entirely at his own expense. M. Sarto bave lessened; but the recent rasin, superintendent of the Normal formation of several new ones School, animated by this example, and the continual improvement of has requested the Prefect to allow others amply compensate for this him to open one in the evening at deficiency. The number of schools the Normal School: the offer bas established during the last year been accepted, and the plan already is 157. “ It furnishes cause not accomplished : labourers and doonly for surprise but admiration," mestic servants attend it with zeal remarks the Report, " that 167 and earnestness, and the very rapid schools should have been esta- progress they make, it is stated, blished in 1821, in the midst of would scarcely be believed by those the unjust opposition which arrests who are ignoraut of the method. the progress and paralyses the The departments of the Rhine congenerous efforts of the friends of taina large number of adult scbools, education,"
At Munster, Metz, Troyes, and
Marseilles, there are also several. every description, - city, village, Schools have likewise been esta- Catholic, Jews, or Protestants; and blished at Maisons and Bourg la lastly, schools for adults as well Reine, near Paris, and there is as children; to which may be every probability that the number added, a Normal School for each will increase. The Society intends sex. At the head of the new estato call ihe attention of its corre- blishments is a large free school spondents every where to the esta- founded at the expense of the city blishment of evening and Sunday of Paris for 400 boys, situated in schools for adults. Satisfactory a very populous part. Scarcely information is given of the schools was it publicly made known, before established in the prisons. Al Saint a large number of children applied Denis 144 young prisoners were for admission. The master was admitted into the school during the selected from a large number of year 1821: fifty-three have left who applicants, after a very strict exare able to read, write, and cipher; amination made of adult schools and their minds are impressed, it at Paris. The village schools in the is added, with good principles and department, have increased in pumpure morals. They have all entered ber and made much progress durinto some description of trade. In ing the last year. reply to the objections made to “It is due,” observe the Committhe general education of the poor, tee, "to the philanthropy of the the Committee ask ; "Who will ven- Euglish to say that they continue ture to assert, that among fifteen to be, as they ever bave been, the or eighteen millions of individuals principal promoters of universal in France who can neither read education. It is by their exertions nor write, there is more piety, mo- that the truths of the Gospel are rality and virtue than among those now spreading over every part of who have been instructed ? How the globe. The desire of reading sball we reply to the argument de. the holy Scriptures has been the duced from the judgment of the means of schools being established courts of assize, that out of every in every part of the world; and . ten persons condemned, scarcely the people, once acquainted with one can read and write ? or how the art of reading, receive this vaaccount for the reformation of luable treasure with an eagerness those who have been confined in which daily increases. The object. prisons which are provided with of the Bible Society is closely conschools ? Let us then persevere nected with ours. We are bound in spite of this unjust opposition, in gratitude to mention the gift in the good work which we have lately bestowed upon us by the Biundertaken, and not rest satisfied ble Society through Professor Kiefuntil we are confident that the fer. Six thousand copies of the means of instruction are given to New Testament have been sent to the whole population of France. the Society at Paris, which have What remains to be done is im- been distributed to our different mense : but let us not be discou- correspondents throughout the raged; what we are obliged to leave kingdom.” undone, our children may accom- On the 1st January, 1821, of plish after us."
2,882,000 boys from tive to fifteen In consequence of the interest of years of age, 1,070,500 attended the the first magistrale of the departe primary schools: the number of vilment of the Seine and the increas. lages provided with schools was ing zeal of the masters, the number 24,724, and that of schools 27,851, of schools in this department has managed by 28,945 masters. The augmented. The total number is number of schools belonging to the more than 100, including those of Frères was 187, attended by about
30,000 children; each conducted amounts to 1,818,081. In order to by three masters. The schools on instruct them, fifieen or eighteen the common plan contain Thirty- Thousand schools would be neceseight scholars each ; those on the sary; ihe annualand total expense of new system 104. The expense of which would be from fifteen to eigh27,581 schools is estimated at seven- leen millions. Half of these estateen millions of francs per annum:
blishments would support themby adopting the vew method, it selves, and there would remain to could be reduced to five. The num. ibe state an annual espepse of from ber of boys without instruction eight 1o ten millions more.
MORAVIAN MISSIONS. The state of the Mission of church is changed into a heap of the United Breibren at the Cape ruins. Many thousand dollars will of Good Hope, has engaged the be required 10 repair the loss susattention of many friends to the Tained ; and no iime must be lost, propagation of the Gospel among in order that we may save the other ihe beathen, ever since its renova. walls and the roof. But we live tion in 1792, and more especially now at a time, wheir provisions can since that colony has been united hardly be had for money, and the to the British empire. The change expense and trouble of providing effected in the manners of the Hot- for a number of labourers will be tentots bas also attracted the very great. God only koow's how notice and approbation of the co- we shall find our way through the lonial government, and of all intel- surrounding darkness. But after ligent travellers who have visited all, there is only one way for us Gnadenthal, Groenekloof, and open, which is, not to cast away Enon, the ibrée settlements of the our confidence, but to keep close brethren now existing in that coun- to Him who alone is able to heal try.
From numerous benefactors the wounds His land iuflicts. None liberal contributions have been of the inhabitants remember such received towards the support of a rainy season as has been espethe mission, especially after the rienced in this part of the country destruction of Enon by the Caffres this year. It is quite like the rainy in 1819.
monsoon of the East Indies. Among Another severe visitation, we re- the Hottentots, who are now busy gret to learo, has befallen this mis- in clearing away the rubbish, no sion by a late dreadful hurricane other word is heard, but the reand floods, and likewise by famine, peated ejaculation, Alas! our occasioned by successive failures of cburch, our beautiful eburch!'the crops. The following extracts Like them, my mind is quite hafrom letters from the Rev. H. P. rassed by the scene of desolation Hallbeck present some affecting before my eyes. Farewell for the delails of the late calamities.
present: you shall hear from me Groenekloof, July 25, 1822.- again, as soon as I arrive ai GnaMy letter of the 22d gives you denthal.” some account of the damage done The Rev. C. I. Latrobe adds to by the raius and floods here at this account-“ The loss sustained Groenekloof. Not only the gar- by the damage done to the church dens are almost totally ruined, our is so great, that the expense, added large pond filled and turned into to that of restoring the gardens and a sand hillock, several Hottentot the reservoir, which must be incottages thrown down and their mediately done, will bring on us a gardens swept away, but the north- burden not to be supported but west gable-end of our beautiful by the kind assistance of our bre