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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIÉTY.
WEST AFRICA.

Mr. J. still continued engaged in his arDEATHS OF THE REV. MESSRS. JOHNSON, duous work. In the month of April, how

FLOOD, PALMER, SCHEMEL, AND MR. ever, he embarked for England in his usual BUNYER.

state of health, but was taken ill after a Our readers will probably have learned few days, and speedily removed to ani from the public papers, that most distress eternal world. . ing intelligence has been received from The Rev. Mr. Flood was appointed se Sierra Leone. The yellow fever has re- cond chaplain to the colony at Sierra Leone, cently made its appearance in the colony, and sailed from this country in Jan. 1820. supposed to have been imported from Ame His labours lave of course been chiefly conrica; and in six weeks, no less tlian cighty fined to Free Town, wheré bis removal Europeans, ont of about one hundred and will be very sererely felt. fifty, have died. Among these, the friends The Rev. Mr. Palmer was ordained and of Christianity have to deplore many who appointed to a chaplaincy at Sierra Leone, were anxiously cngaged in promoting true and arrived there only in March last. He religion ; but our own minds are especially performed divine service, and administered affected at the removal of the

the sacrament, on May 4, and in a few days Rev. W.A. B. JOHNSON,

became a lifeless corpse. The Rev. S, FLOOD,

The Rev. Mr. Schemel sailed as misThe Rev.- PALMER,

sionary about the same time with Mr. PalThe Rev. SCHEMEL, and mer, and was accompanied by Mr. Bunyer Mr. BUNYER.

as schoolmaster. Both were men of great The zealous and unwearied exertions of promise, and appeared erery way fitted for Mr. Johnson, and the abundant blessing and devoted to the work in which they had which rested upon them, bave rendered his engaged. name familiar to our readers; and many The Rev. Mr. Lane, one of the Wesleyan will look back with a painfully pleasing re- missionaries to West Africa, has been recollection to those highly interesting con- moved by the sanse distressing complaint. munications which be delivered in various Many have been taken off in the space of parts of this country in the summer and thirty-six hours, and several whose lives autumn of 1819.

have as yet been spared are exceedingly reMr. Jobnson was a natire of Hanover; duced and enfeebled. and, after suitable preparation, sailed for Under such distressing dispensations, Africa, and arrived at Sierra Leone in April what shall we say ? Surely it becomes us 1816. Here he received ordination ac- to adopt the language of our adorable Re. cording to the rites of the Lutheran church, deemer : “ The harvest truly is great, but and was appointed to superintend the libe- the labourers are few. Pray, ye, therefore, rated negroes at Regent's Town. The suc- the Lord of the harvest, that he would send cess with which bis efforts were crowned forth labourers into his harvest." Tbé vahas excited admiration and astonishment. cancies which have occurred in the military He has, under the divine blessing, effected and mercantile departments of Sierra Leone, in the course of seven years what could will be immediately filled up by those who scarcely have been anticipated from the la- are anxious for worldly honours and adbours of the longest life; and while we vantages. Surely those who are looking mourn the removal of such an instrument, earnestly for that crown which the Lord yet, in contemplating the blessed effects hath laid up for bis people in that day, produced at Regent's Town, we are con- should not be discouraged, but should strained to say, Wbat hath God wrvugbt? come forwards, and be as it were bapOf the nature, extent, and the beneficial tized for the dead should occupy the result of those labours, the Reports of the places of those who bave fallen, and earChurch Missionary Society and the Mission- nestly prepare, that they also may be foláry Registers contain most abundant informa- lowers of them who through faith and pation, and to them we must refer our readers. tience inherit the promises.

Mr. Johnson visited this country in 1819, These events, however, should not only as before intimated, chiefly on account of call the friends of missions to fervent Mrs. J.'s health, and proceeded hence to prayer and personal devotion, but should Hanover. He returned a short time after- also stimulate them to increasing liberality. wards, and sailed again for Africa in Jan. The loss of so many missionaries is attend1820. The state of Mrs. J.'s health compelled èd with a very heavy expense to the funds her return to Europe, with little prospect of of the Society. Widows and children are recovery; and after this painful separation, left desolate and wholly unprovided for; some of them afflicted with severe com- very considerable previous expense, it is plaints, so as to disable them from actire quite obvious, that those who desire the and laborious exertion, and these must work of God to prosper must be prepared to therefore continue a weight upon the In- offer increasing gifts to the treasury. And stitution. Meanwhile, the vacaut stations we would, therefore, especially call their must be filled up, and as no missionary attention at present to the intended ćati be educated and sent forth without à

MISSIONARY SEMINARY. TAE success of all missionary societies public shall enable them to proceed withmust, bumanly speaking, depend on the out encountering a risk too great for the character and the qualifications of the mis- present state of their funds. We undersionaries sent out; and hence it is of the stand, that the purchase, building, furniutmost importance that they should be well ture, &c. will amount to nearly ten thouprepared and thoroughly examined. To ef- sand pounds; of these, not more than fect this purpose, the Church Missionary fifteen hundred is already subscribed ; and Society bave, after mnch deliberation, de it is therefore earnestly desired, that the termined on establishing a seminary for the friends of the Institution will exert themeducation of missionaries, and have in con- selves at this important period. Subscripsequence purchased suitable prenises at tions are of course received at the Society's Islington, where they purpose erecting House in Salisbury Square, and by the apartments for twenty missionaries, toge- Secretaries of the different associations ther with convenient lecture-rooms, library, throughout the country. offices, &c. as soon as the liberality of the

NEW ZEALAND. WE bave had an opportunity of con- „minds of all, both young and old, for any versing with a person recently arrived from thing like instruction. This warlike chief New Zealand, and are happy to under- is, however, perfectly quiet when at home, stand, that the missionaries are enabled to and seems too much occupied with his plans proceed without any serious apprehensions. of ambition and aggrandizement, either to Shunghee is represented as preparing for attend to or interrupt the labours of the another expedition ; and the effect of these missionaries. warlike undertakings is, to indispose the

REV. MR. MARSDEN. We are happy to understand, from the thority, that in a very arduous and trying same source, that the Rev. Mr. Marsden situation, and amidst great obstacles and is in full health and vigour, actively em- difficulties, Mr. M. bas manifested a degree ployed and highly respected at Paraivatta. of piety, firmoess, moderation, and wisEfforts have in various quarters been made dom, to which very few men would bare to detract from the character of this valuable been equal, and which nothing but Christian individual; but increasing testimony is principle would have enabled him to exhibit. continually brought forward, from high au

· NEWFOUNDLAND SCHOOLS. A SOCIETY has recently been formed for worship--without having ever heard a serthe establishment and support of schools on mon or seen a minister. Lieut. Vicars Dr. Bell's system in the island of New- states, that very recently “a clergyman foundland. Tbis colony was founded visiting the settlements was called upon to prior to the time of Edward VI. The in- baptize aged persons, whose parents were habitants are almost entirely supported by Protestants, but who themselves had never the produce of the fisheries; and at the close seen a minister of their religion before. In of the fishing season, the colonial govern- many places proselytism to the Church of ment was formerly withdrawn, and those Rome was frequent. The Romish priests sabjects wbo remained there were supposed journeyed from one settlement to another, to do so without the sanction of the laws. and spared no labour to increase their flock. Hence little has been done for their reli. He was in fornied of one place where tbe gious and moral improvement, though the greater part of a population of five hundred inbabitants amount to 70,000 persons. A few souls were thus made converts to Popery! schools have been assisted by the Society for The neglect of these poor ignorant people propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts, was much to be deplored." We trust the and the Wesleyan missionaries bave made Christian public will no longer allow them some efforts for the religious instruction thus to perish for lack of knowledge, but of adults; but many of the inhabitants, the will be roused to attempt somewhat efficient offspring of British parents, have lived and for the benefit of this long neglected and died without any opportunities of religious highly valuable colony.

INQUISITION. This horrid tribunal was first instituted Ferdinand y. and Pope Sixtus IV. estaby Pope Innocent III. about the year 1200. blished what is called the modern InquisiIts first efforts were directed against the tion, under the direction of Inquisitors GeAlbigenses in the South of France; and in neral, with a host of subordinate officers. no long time it found its way into almost The history of this detestable court has every country in Europe (Britain excepted), been written by various authors; but the where Popery was the dominant religion. most authentic is that of tbe late M. LloThe most active and celebrated of these rente, in four thick octavo volumes, drawn tribunals was the SPANISH INQUISITION, from the archives of the Inquisition, of wbich by an unaccountable perversion of which he had been Secretary. This work language has been termed the Holy Office. has very recently been abridged by M. GalIt was first introduced into Spain about the lois, from whom we have translated the year 1231, and was sufficiently active and following intolerant in that country until 1481, when

GENERAL TABLE of the Number of the Victims of the INQUISITION IN Spain, under forty-five InquisitorsGeneral, between the Years 1481 and 1820.

CONDEMNED

TO THE

GALLIES, ALIVE! IN

OR TO EFFIGY. IMPRISON

BURNT BURNT

MENT.

97,371 82,952 48,059 21,835

4,481 11,250 6,520

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Between 1481 and 1498, under the Inquisitor-generalship 2,

6,840
of Torquemada ...........s
1498 - 1507, under that of Deza .......... 2,592 829
1507 - 1517, under that of the Cardinal de 7
Ximenes ................s

} 3,564 2,232 - 1517 - 1521, under that of Adrian de Florencio 1,620 560

521 - 1523, (an Interregnum) .......... 324 112
523 - 1538, under the Inquisitor-generalship
of Manrique ............. 5

P} 2,250, 1,125

o 1538 - 1545, under that of Tabera ......... 840 420 - 1546 - 1556, under that of Loaisa, and during

the reign of the Emperor { 1,320 660

Charles V. ..............)
1556 - 1597, during the reign of Philip II.. 3,990 1,845
1597 — 1621, during that of Philip III. .... 1,840 692
1621 - 1665, during that of Philip IV. ..., 9,852 1,428
1665 - 1700, during that of Charles II. ..., 1,632 540
1700 - 1746, under that of Philip V....... 1,600 760
1746 - 1759, under that of Ferdinand VI.. 10
1759 - 1788, under that of Charles Ill....
1788 - 1808, under that of Charles IV....

420

6,600

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18,450 10,716 14,080 6,512 9,!20

170

56

,42

Total. ....... 34,658 18,049 288,214 The sum total, therefore, of the victims add those of other countries subject to the of the Inquisition in Spain, between 1481 Spanish Inquisition, as Sicily, Sardinia, and 1820, amounts to three hundred and Flanders, the Canary Islands, South Ameforty thousand nine hundred and twenty one, rica, the Indies, the number of victims exclusive of a very considerable number of condemned by tbis tribunal would be truly persons who bave been imprisoned, con- appalling. Not only has the Inquisition demned to the gallies, or exiled from Spain decimated the population of Spain by its under the reign of Ferdinand VII. the pre- antos-da-fe (or, acts of faith), but it bas sent imbecile sovereign of that unbappy also considerably reduced that population country. What cruelties may not be ex- by the civil wars and commotions which it pected, should despotism ultimately be re- bas provoked, and especially by procuring established there? For, it should never the expulsion of the Jews and Moors from be forgotten, that torture of the most hor- that country. More than five millions of rid kind forms a part of the regular system inhabitants have disappeared from Spain, of the Holy Office. If to the condemna- since the Holy Office has exercised its tertions wbich have taken place in the Penin- rible ministry. Verily, “ the TENDER MERsula, during the period abore noticed, we CIES of the wicked are CRUEL!"

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REGISTER OF EVENTS.

HOME.

PARLIAMENT was prorogued by Commission on Saturday the 19th of July.

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The New Marriage Act, and the Irish Tithe Composition Bill, seem to have been among the principal results of this session.-A measure intended to leave the rate of wages open to competition among the Spitalfields weavers was defeated after a protracted discussion and contest. The statement of the financial situation of the country, made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was most encouraging. Five millions and a half of taxes had been repealed, and three millions of debt reduced, within the current year.-In the course of the quarter ending July 5, the Excise account showed an increase in the consumption of almost every exciseable commodity.

The prices of agricultural produce have been rapidly rising during the last few weeks. This was the only thing needed to equalize, in some measure, the prosperity of our farmers and of our manufacturers. We should trust that the present price, of about 60s. per quarter, of wheat, will be sufficient for the one class, and not burdensome to the other.

FOREIGN.

The prospects of Spain are still undecided. The French troops have possession of almost the entire kingdom. In the South they hare reached Cadiz, which is blockaded, *bat shows no symptom of intended submission. In the East they have occupied Valencia and Carthagena, and are in the vicinity of Barcelona, which defends itself. In the Western corner, Gallicia is in their hands, with the exception of Corunna; before which some severe fighting has taken place, and which is still held by the Constitutionalists.

The whole strength of the latter appears to be only capable of the defence of these three or four strong places; while the French army is so spread over the country, as to prove too weak to overcome any determined resistance, wherever sucb resistance is attempted.

Meanwhile, the party whose cause is supported by the French, the Monks and the Grandees, gives abundant proof of its disposition by the vengeance it takes upon all suspected of friendship for the cause of the Cortes.

On the whole, it would perhaps be difficult to imagine a nation in a more embarrassed situation than Spain now is. A Government professing to be monarchical, but in which the King is coerced and dragged about at the will of a few political leaders; a popular assembly showing itself totally unable to draw forth the energies of the people, or to defend the country even when their own violence has brought her into a situation of the utmost danger; une faction thus forcing the nation into one extremity, another party exaggerating the difficulty by calling in the aid of foreigners, and assisting in fomenting civil war; and no individual or party possessing sufficient authority to lead the people into the middle path of moderation.

The only hope that a friend to humanity can entertain is, that both parties may fail of their wishes, and be compelled by necessity to meet each other in some rational medium, by which conciliation and stability may be obtained. Some idea of this kind begins to be entertained. It is rumoured, that the French feel themselves unable to carry into effect all their own plaus, much less the still more unreasonable wishes of their coadjutors, and that an intention exists of withdrawing their forces and resorting to negotiation. May this expectation be realized !

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RECEIVED-Letters to a youpger Brother; Fragments from A.;-A Christian Friend ;--Z.A. ;--Original Letter of Rev. H. Venn ;-E. V. ;-Litoreus.

The Poetry transmitted by Amicus is absolutely inadmissible.' He will do well to advise the writer to relinquish versification, and apply to more serious and important studies. The sentiments of Philo-Deus are approved, but not the stanzas.

We shall avail ourselves of tbe permission of Anaprw.os. We have more than one communication upon the subject, and intend to notice it as soon as possible.

If Maonons will transmit a direction, he shall receive an early answer per post. He may communicate his name or not, as he thinks proper; but he may depend upon secrecy.

We entirely agree with Indagator, that a reference should be made to an authorized standard, in all cases where such standard would be decisive. But it is quite obvious that we bave Calyipistic, and Arminian, and Evangelical, and Moral interpretations, not only of the Articles, Homilies, and Liturgy of the Church of England, but also of that sacred Volume on which that Church is founded; and we can therefore easily conceire, that it may be expedient for a person to say, I agree, and I should wish for an assistant who agrees with the views of Scriptural truth entertained by Scott, or Henry, or Poole, or Adam Clarke, or Doyley and Mant, or the Christian Observer, Remembrancer, Guardian, &c. &c. At the same time the Editors, are no way responsible for any Advertisements which may appear on the cover ; in fact, they seldom see them until they are published, and regret any quaint or inexpedient expressions which may, occasionally appear.

We are anxious, in conmon with our correspondent, that some able Divine or experienced Christian would complete Milner's Church History, but we are not able to say whether such a desirable work is at present in progress. We shall certainly be happy to insert such information as soon as it njay arrire.

Our limits will not allow our at present inserting the extracts from the Report of the Paris Society of Christian Morals, forwarded by Messrs. Treuttell and Wurtz.--The Account of the Dublin floating Chapel, sanctioned by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Dublin; arrived, too late for the present Number.

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A Plea in bebalf of a Christian Country, for the Christian Education of its Youth, addressed to various Classes of Society. Abridged from the larger Work of the Rev. Geo. Monro, M. A. Vicar of Letterkenny, Ireland, in 1711.

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