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mighty host perish by fire and sword slaves; in the United States, 2,750,000; in their original capture, by privations Spanish colonies, 800,000; French coin their transit to the coast, and by lonies, 250,000; Dutch, Danish, and horrible disease and death during the Swedish colonies, 100,000; South middle passage ; and the remainder American Republics, 400,000 : Texas, are sold, with their children, into all 30,000 :- Total, 6,830,000. the misery and degredation of perpe- Philanthropists and fellow Christual slavery.
tians! what a subject is this for reflecIn Brazil, there are at least 2,500,000 tion, exertion, humiliation, and prayer!
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.
“There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord
that shall stand.”
an object of the Portuguese govern.
ment to put a stop to these proceedWe have read with deep regret, ings. He had every reason to believe though, alas, without surprise, the that the proceedings adopted in Dr. sentiments expressed in the House of Kalley's case where quite according Lords, by Lord Aberdeen, in reply to to law.” It is needless to offer any the Marquis of Breadalbane, regard- comment on such un-Protestant, uning Dr. Kalley. As usual, Popery is Christian, and unfeeling sentiments. to be treated with the greatest respect His Lordship refers to the treaty and tenderest consideration, while it of Portugal, which allows the free exis taken for granted that Protestants ercise of religion in private houses, have been unseemly and culpable in where there are no bells, &c. Does their conduct. “It might be infered” the treaty take cognizance of the in(say his Lordship, alluding to the dividuals assembling in these private proceedings of the members of the houses for worship? If a few PortuFree Scotch Church in this country,) guese choose to attend, does Dr.Kalley " that the language which they used, violate the treaty in allowing them? and the proceedings which they Has Dr. Kalley offended beyond peradopted, were not always so respect- mitting them? The fact really is as ful towards the Roman Catholic reli- Lord A, states :-Dr. K. has been gion as the professors of that faith blest, by whatever efforts he may
have had a right to expect. For his own used, to the awakening of so many part, he had yet to learn that the amongst the Portuguese, that the Portuguese government were bound Popish Priests see their craft to be in to permit any very public exercise of danger, and interfere in self-defence. Protestantism. If
British subject Sad that our Government should wished to preach the doctrines of sympathize with them, and denounce Protestantism, he might address his Dr. Kalley. sermon to any denomination of Pro- But if they have no heart to uptestants he thought proper; but it did hold the existing interests of Pronot appear to him, that the rights of testantism, we cannot wonder that our countrymen in the island of they should have none in its extenMadeira went any further. Dr. Kal- sion. The sentiments expressed by ley addressed the Portuguese residents Lord Aberdeen are condemnatory of Madeira with great zeal, and with altogether of exertions, on the part of no small degree of suecess.
He Protestants, to ameliorate the condipeared to have been the author of tion of Roman Catholics. The latter large conversions, and it then became may be compassing sea and land to
recover heretics, and to add the hea- tion whatever with the shore. Of then to their church, and their instru- course we objected to do so, and the mentality for effecting it must be consequence is, we have had a French strengthened and extended by our guard-boat rowing round us Protestant Government, while pro- since, with sometimes a midshipman, selytism at the hands of Protestants is and sometimes only a petty officer in at once to be deprecated and pro- her, to prevent our holding commuscribed, as an officious and illegal nication with any person except of interference.
the Salamander. For the same reaSince writing the above, we have son, they refuse to acknowledge our seen a friend who has lately come Consul-General, who has been here from Madeira. He fully confirms the for the last six months. The captain accuracy of our view of Dr. Kalley's of the Talbot is so disgusted at being
obliged to submit to such an indigIt appears that in that country, nity, that he sails to-morrow or the any one may be thrown into prison day after for the Sandwich Islands, on the slightest grounds, kept there leaving the Salamander here until he for twelve or fifteen months, and then returns, when she will probably go to liberated without
trial or evidence Valparaiso on her way to England, of crime! But amidst all, the word her boilers being nearly eaten through of the Lord has free course, and is by corrosion. We take the Consulglorified—the good work of grace has General back to the Sandwich Isbeen and is most extensive. Numbers lands, his head quarters, and bring have received the truth in the love back the officers and crew of Her of it. A fierce persecution, prompted Majesty's ketch, Basilisk, which vesby the Priests, is the consequence.
sel has been condemned there as no The most dreadful outrages have been longer sea-worthy. committed. And no wonder. If the Queen Pomare is at Raitia, an iswork advances, Popery must fall, and land about 120 miles from this. She there is nothing in the legitimate in- protests against everything the French fluence of priesthood that can prevent
have done. There are about 2,000 it. Nothing can exceed their igno- natives in an entrenched camp near rance and awful licentiousness. We four miles from this town, out of would not offend the ears of our which I imagine there are 700 or 800 readers with details of horrible immo- fighting men, the remainder women ralities which prevail amongst the and children. At the head of this Priests. Oh that our Government party is an Englishman, who was should manifest such tenderness to- gunner's mate of the Vindictive, from wards such a system, and have no which ship he deserted about a year heart to exult in the liberation of im- and a half ago. I am told he is a mortal beings from such an influence! daring, clever fellow, and has mount
ed a cocked hat and epaulettes, and assumed the rank of General.
The French have here a large fri
gate, the Uranie, of 60 guns; the Her Majesty's Ship, Talbot, Papeiti Meurthe, of 26 guns; and a steamer;
Harbour, in the Island of Tahiti besides several fortifications on shore or Otaheite, Feb. 12, 1845.
commanding the harbour-rather too We arrived here on the 10th inst., great a force for the Talbot and Salatowed in by the Salamander: but be- mander. I am told that most of the fore that vessel could come out for Queen’s property in the island has that purpose, her commander was been appropriated by the Governor obliged to ask permission of the and other officers of the French army French commodore. On our arrival and navy, and that many of them here the first announcement we had have got their wives out, and appear from the French was, that unless we to be settling themselves down for saluted the Protectorate and French life. They have attempted to hoist flags, we could have no communica- the Protectorate flag on several other
THE FRENCH IN TAHITI.
islands of Queen Pomare's dominions, but in most of them it has been pulled down, trampled under feet, and torn to pieces by the natives. I understand that hitherto, in the skirmishes that have taken place, the natives fought much better than the French, and if they were well organized would make excellent troops. Their greatest ambition is to be able to boast of having killed a “Franny” (Frenchman.)
I am in hopes by the time we return here (in April) something decisive will have arrived from Europe, either fight or no fight; for it really is very unpleasant for “the monarch of the seas” to be compelled to submit to such gross indignity as to have a petty officer rowing guard round the ship to keep the captain and officers on board.
In referring to Maynooth, we shall content ourselves with giving some extracts from the Dublin Christian Examiner for July:
“As to the additional enlightenment, and civilization, refinement of taste, and urbanity of manner which are to follow from this grant, we esteem them as worse than nothing, for they are only more potently mischievous accompaniments to the inculcation of the deadly doctrines of Romanism. So long as the Roman Catholic priest—we beg the patient attention of the advocates of the increased grant to Maynooth--so long as the Roman Catholic priest teaches for doctrines the soul-destroying errors of the Roman Catholic creed, we care not for his skill in the sciences, for his attainments in literature, for the polish of his manner, or the ease of his deportment; he is blinding the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For if a Roman Catholic priest teaches and preaches faithfully what he is bound to do according to his creed, he must teach and preach to the great, utter, and final ruin of men's souls; for which there is no other salvation but that of faith in God's word of truth.
They would take the money. They are pretty sure they can shape the results. They know it was not advancement in literature that brought about, under God's providence, Reformation. They know it was the Bible. And as long as the Roman Catholic priest is kept in the dark about the Bible--or as long as, though he should read, he believes he dares not understand it, but as permitted and instructed by what is called the Church-in the dark, in blackness of darkness must he remain, and he must rivet the same chains of darkness upon all he can influence.t * * * * * But we can conceive no degree of ignorance on this subject so deplorable as the ignorance that should lead one to believe and profess that he looked for such an issue to this additional grant, as its leading to the abjuration of their creed by the Roman Catholic priests. Let those
+ We would beg the attention of our readers to the subjoined extract, the concluding paragraph of a sermon preached by the Rev. John Miley, D. D., in Marlborough-street Chapel, on the occasion, as the title runs, of a “ Pontifical High Mass, and Thanksgiving for the Liberation of Daniel O'Connell, Esquire, M.P., and the other Repeal Martyrs.” This Doctor in Divinity, the Rev. John Miley, is reported of as eminently skilled in every department of science and literature, and is to be considered, evidently from his titles, as an extraordinary proficient in Roman Catholic Divinity. All that science, all that literature, all that Literae humaniores and Literae sacrae have done towards his enlightenment, or his ability to enlighten others, may be fairly estimated from the following, which those who are familiar with God's revealed truth, would do well to compare it with as they read:
“Hail! Hail! then, all Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our Life !-our sweetness, and our Hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished sons of Eve!-to thee send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile ended, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O most clement, most pious, most sweet Virgin Mary, Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ! Amen!”
And we are not to remonstrate against the multiplying of such teachers, and the extension of such doctrines as these!
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who can so impose upon their senses, less education,' blood is flowing in look to what has been going on in rivers through the country, the blood this country for some years past. of our Protestant gentry, and ProColleges for Jesuits, seminaries for testants of every grade; families are Roman Catholics, monasteries, abbeys, left fatherless, sisters brotherless, nunneries-Roman Catholic institu- wives are left widows, and parents tions of all kinds have been now mul- childless—the circle that assembles in tiplied in every direction throughout the morning knows not what gap the country. Some, many of them, may be made in it before the nightare entirely new erections, and of the there is no lack of magistracy, of most solid and costly description. It military, of police, of yeomanry-but would appear as if untold wealth were the executive is silent as the grave. at their command. And yet we see A life is taken away, and a household no conversions within, or emanating bereaved of its head and protector. from these institutions. No wonder, And when it is too late, a few pounds for conversion only can proceed from are offered, and a few policemen sent contact with the quickening word.' in search, and a few prisoners taken It is when the Son makes free, that on suspicion-and there it endsor we can be 'free indeed.'
there, rather, it is hoped it may end. For Christ's Church militant here
* In the face of all derision upon earth,' we enjoin upon her, in and contempt, we say, and shall not the name of our Father and God, cease to reiterate it-Give this nation increased watchfulness, increased the word of God! By societies, by prayer, increased supplication for the committees, by schools, by instituhelp and direction of the Holy Spirit, tions, by faithful and laborious teachto lead into the light, and the love, ing and preaching, circulate the truth and the doing' of the truth. We of God. We call upon our Protestant are surely fallen on perilous times. brethren, ministers and laity, to Every day seems fraught with its own combine for this great object, the danger. Murder is no longer com
IRELAND. mitted under cover of the night; the England will come over and help us. assassin takes his equally cool and Scotland will come over and help us. surer aim in the broad light of day. • The weapons of our warfare are not Our rulers seem infatuated. Crime carnal, but mighty through God to in Ireland has become, in their eyes, the pulling down of strongholds.' a kind of postulate. Nothing can Whatever through God's Spirit, is exceed their indifference; nor can done for God, shall bring down an the extent to which they seem to be abundant blessing.
We have the ignorant, be paralleled, save by the ex- promise of his presence, we have the tent to which they are deceived. While promise of his help, we have the they are endowing Maynooth, and promise of his approval and acknowperpetuating its mischiefs, as far as ledgment. Them that honour me, they can; while they are hurrying on I will honour, and they that despise their—as it has been, unhappily, too me, shall be lightly esteemed.'” fitly called — gigantic scheme of god
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS, &c.
Received, a Thirty Years' Subscriber.” Letter to Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's,
which will be noticed. Several other Communications received.
THE CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN,
CHURCH OF ENGLAND MAGAZINE.
THE LATE REV. HENRY BLUNT.*
“ A RIGHTEOUS man has perished” young. There are instances of -a merciful man has been taken persons who were thoughtless, and from the evil to come. A Christian even vicious in their youthful days, family has lost its head: such a who have been subsequently confather-such a husband-such a verted, and have become useful companion, adviser, friend! A members of society, and even miparish has been bereaved of a godly nisters of the gospel of Christ. pastor and a faithful preacher; the But more frequently it happens that church has been deprived of one of those who are moral, studious, its highest ornaments; the world obedient, and amiable in their has lost a faithful monitor, and I younger days, grow up to be lights have lost my oldest friend. When of their generation. Thus, in ScripI mention the name of Henry Blunt, ture, we read of Joseph and Samuel many will be prepared to appreciate
prepared to appreciate and Daniel and Josiah and Timothy the loss which we have sustained. and others : and thus it was with Perhaps I may, in some respects, be my departed friend. He had not, considered to have a peculiar claim indeed, the spiritual advantages to raise a tribute of affection to my which are possessed by many, nor departed friend, since no less than was this early period of his life thirty-four years have rolled by marked by distinguished pietysince my intimacy with him com- but he was always strictly moral, menced. There have been intervals studious, and extremely amiable. in our subsequent lives, when, for a He was a general favourite alike while, we have lost sight of each
with his teachers and his compaother, but our friendship has never nions, a guileless being-every boy been dissolved until now. We who knew him loved him. He was were schoolfellows and companions always of delicate frame, and rather in our early days; and this part of feeble in person, but he exercised his history should be peculiarly im- an extraordinary influence over pressive and instructive to the other boys. The nascent talent,
* From a Sermon by the Rev. F. Close, of Cheltenham. SEPTEMBER—1845.