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them to Sierra Leone. A few nights before he wrote, Captain P. seized a craft coming from Gambia with five slaves belonging to one of the inhabit. ants. He made the owner pay 1000 dollars penalty for the slaves, and sent them also to Sierra Leone.
Accounts from the Gambia River state that the different factories are crowded with slaves, that the Bushreens have influence enough to make the Chiefs believe that the present suspension of the trade is only a trick of the white men, to get the price of slaves lowered; and that in a little time there will be a greater demand for them than ever. In the meantime they tura the slaves out into the fields to cultivate their corn, &c.
No accounts, he adds, of Mr. Park,"more than what have been known for sometime past, have been obtained from any part of the inlerior.
JAMAICA. Extract from 'An Act for the Protection, Subsisting, Clothing, and for the better Order and Government of Slaves; and for other Purposes.'
[Passed in the Island of Jamaica, Nov. 28, 1807.] Preamble.
• Whereas it is for the public good that all the laws re
specting the order and government of slaves should be consoli. dáted and brought into one law ; May it please your Majesty, that it may be enacted; and be therefore enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Coun, Masters,
cil, and Assembly, of this your Majesty's island of Jamaica, Overseers,
That, from and after the commencing of this act, all masters &c. to en
and mistresses, owners, or, in their absence, overseers of slaves; deavour to
shall, as much as in them lies, endeavour the instruction of their instruct
slaves in the principles of the Christian Religion, whereby to faslaves in
cilitate their conversion ; and shall do their utmost endeavours
to fit them for baptism ; and, as soon as conveniently they can, the Chris tian Re
cause to be baptized all such as they can make sensible of a ligion.
Deity and the Christian Faith.
• Provided nevertheless, That the instruction of such slaves Proviso.
shall be confined to the doctrines of the Established Church in this island ; and that no Methodist, Missionary, or other Sectary or Preach. er, shall presume to instruct our slaves, or to receive them in their houses, chapels, or conventicles, of any sort or description, under the penalty of twenty pounds for every slave proved to have been there ; and to be recovered in a summary manner before aoy three justices of the peace ; who, or the majority of whom, are hereby authorized and empowered to issue their warrant for recovery of the same ; and, on refusal of payment, to commit the offender or the offenders to the county gaol until payment of the said fine or fines; which shall be paid over to the church wardens of the parish where the offence shall be committed, for the benefit of the poor of such parish. • Passed the Assembly this 16th day of November, 1807,
• Philie Redwood, Speaker. • Passed the Council 27th November, 1807,
•R. Robertson, Cl. Conc. • I consent, this 28th November, 1807, EYRE Coute.'
From the Jamaica Royal Gazelle. • A Warte maa, named Gilgrass, professing the religion of a Me. thodist, was brought hefore the Common Council samc day, Nov. 30th, for violating the Ordinance of the Corporate Body restricting preaching, teaching, &c. to certain hours. -- [This refers to u former Act.}
After a very patient investigation of the circumstances, in which the charge was fully proved, he was sentenced to be coufined in the common gaol for the county of Surry for one calendar month. Mr. James Knowlan also being charged with a violation of the same Ordiiance, being ill, was unable to appear before the inagistrates.
Report of the Edinburgh Missionary the direction and superintendence Society, April 191h, 1808. of Dr. Clarke. No time was lost in (Abridged).
getting these articles ready; and Thougn the missionary family at they were shipped for Petersburgh Karass consists of about 50 indivi- in the month of July, where they duals, and though, some of them arrived before the Baltic was shut. have been visiied with sickness dur- By letters received lately, it appears ing the last year, yet none of them that in the month of January they have been removed by death. This were still there; but an opportunity is the more remarkable, as, during was soon expected of forwarding the summer and harvest months, them to Karass. the plague and other diseases were So eager, however, were the Misextremely falal amongst the na- sionarics to begin this interesting tives. Every precaution was taken, work, that having procured in Rusand, under the blessing of God, sia some printing paper, they comproved completely successful. menced the printing of the New Tes
The Directors are happy to re- tament with the types which they port, thai the Missionaries have had carried out with them; and received from his Imperial Majesty have already finished the greater a charter for their land, including part of the Gospel according to privileges greater, it is believed, Matthew. than were ever before allowed to
They have also printed several any foreigners; and, it is hoped that small tracks, in which the absurdias soon as the state of the couniryties of the Koran are exposed, and shall permit the Missionaries to ai the leading doctrines and duties of tend to the cullivation of their the gospel concisely, but forcibly land, they will be able, in a great stated. The circulation of these measure, to provide for their own over a great extent of country, has suppori.
already produced a considerable It was stated in the report of last sensation among the natives. In the year, that Mr. Brunton had been district around Karass, a general at for some time employed in translat- tention to the subject of religion has ing the Seriptures into the 'Turk- been excited ; the violento prejuish language. Having made consi- dices against Christianity are greaiderable progress in this work, both ly abated ; many do pot scruple to he and his brethren were anxious express doubis respecting the truth to have it printed as soon as possi- of Muhammedism ; and there is ble, being persuaded that nothing every reason to believe, that not a would more effectually contribute few would openly renounce it, were to the overthrow of Mohammedism they not restrained by the dread of and the establishment of Christio their chiefs. An Effendi, whose anily, than the circulation of the name is Shellivy, and who is allowed word of life in a language so gene- to be one of the most respectable rally understood.
of their priests, has frankly acknowThe Directors, fully convinced of ledged, that he is unable to answer the incalculable advantages which their objections against his religion; may result from the accomplish- and though he still prosesses to be ment of this work, but, owing to a Mohammedan, he discovers a high the state of the Society's funds, veneration for the gospel, and a dethinking it inexpedient to take the eided attachment to the Missionwhole expence of it on themselves, aries. transmitted a represeutation to the Abdy, the old priest, died, in British and foreign Bible Society; October last, of the plague; to the who cordially entered into their infection of which his incautious views, and, with their usual libe- exertions among the natives had rality, voted a sum of 600l. for exposed him. The Missionaries purchasing to a new font of Arabic say, “ It would have been iynes, and paper sufficient for print. derful, indeed, if he had escaped, ins 5000 copies of the New 'Tesia- as he was constantly among those Inent. The dy pies were cast, under who were ill of the plague, and often
employed in washing the bodies of and discovers tbe most earnest conthose who died of it. He was a cern for their conversion, Nor is it singular character, and possessed with the common people only that very considerable abilities. There he converses; he frequently argues cannot be a doubt that he was with the Moilas and the medis, speculatively convinced of the truth Tabouring to expose their absurd of Christianity; and frequently he opinions and wicked practices to did not hesitate to expose the ab. their deluded followers. Hitherto, surdity of the Mohammedan re- he has stood firm against all the ligion; notwithstanding which, he persecution which he has suffered ; was so much influenced by the fear neither their promises nor their of the chiefs, that he continued to threaterings having had the least the last to exercise the office of effect in leading niin to relinquish priest among his countrymen.
his attachment to the gospel. However, he was steady in his At his own earnest request, he attachment to us, and by his death was publicly baptized in the moth we have lost a sincere and active of July. Soon after, he was indufriend.'
ced, by the wish of doing something The Directors feel peculiar for his own support, to offer his pleasure in stating, That the young
services to the Governor of Georgnatives whom Mr. Bruoton has ran- hievsk; by whom he was immediata somed from s'avery, continue to ly employed to write in one of the give the greatest satisfaction. The crown'officcs. progress which they make in their It is well known that Christianeducation is exceedingly encourag. ity was once the religion of many ing. Several of them can read the countries in the easi that are noi Bible.
overspread with Mobammedan During last year, several have darkness. A century bas scarceiy been added to the church by bap- elapsed, since the Abazas, the Katism, after giviog satisfactory evi. bardians,and other Circassian tribes, dence of their knowledge and were compelled, at the point of the piety. Among these the Directors sword, to exchange the name of are happy to find the name of Christians for the doctrines of IsKatagerry, the young Sultaa. The lamism. But though the greater history of this young man is parti- number of the mountain tribes subcularly interesting. He is lineally mitted to the will of their conquerdescended from the Khans of the ors, there were some who success. Crimea, and is allied to some of the fully resisted : and these, it is said, greatest families in the east. His still profess to be Christians. It is father being one of the chiefs near also reported, that some of their old Karass, he became acquainted with chorches are yet standing; and that Mr. B. soon after his arrival; and they have books among ihem which has ever since discovered the strong- none of them understand. One of est attachment to him. Mr. B. in- the most powerful of these tribes is terested by his amiable disposition, the Sonna, of whom the Missionbegan to instruct him in the princi- aries have received many interesting ples of Christianity, and it was not accounts. They have, for a long long before he perceived its vast su- time, wished to visit thenr, to in. periority to his own religion. It is quire into the state of religion, to non more than two years since he - examine their ancient books, and to renounced Mohammedism, and pub- establish, a friendly communication Jicly professed himself a Christian, between ihem. Hiherio, the poSince that period, he has not only litical state of the country has steadfastly adhered to the profession prevented them from carrying their of Christianity, but zealously en- wishes into effect; but so importdeavoured to spread the knowledge
ant did the measure
appear to of it among his countrymen. He them, that, notwithstanding the loses no opportunity of recommends danger of the enterprize, Mr. Paing it to their attention, boldly de- terson resolved to make the atfends it whenever it is attacked, tempt. Accordingly, having pro
cured all the information in his or receive any Guest, or serve any power respecting his route, and Liquor on that Day, during the time being furnished with letters to some of Divine Service. of the most powerful chiefs in the • Independently of the obligation districts through which he was to which is incumbent on every one to travel, he left Karass in the month obey both the laws of God, which of October; but on reaching the command that the Sabbath day be Cubane, he heard that there had kept boly, and those of the land, been such a fall of snow on the which prohibit, under certain pemountains, as would render it ex- naities, all open profanations of tremely hazardous for bim to pro- that.day, it is evident that much ceed. He was therefore obliged to temporal advantage and comfort return to Karas
ass; but if Provi, would be derived to all who live by dence spare bin till the weather trade or labour, from an entire cesbecome more favourable, the at. sation of their ordinary business tempi will certainly be renewed. and occupations on the Sabbath.
The Directors have noi as yet the It is felt by many tradesmen as a means of ascertaining how this inis- great hardship that they ca0004 ension may be affected by the unbap: joy one day's respite in the week py dispute between Britain and from the fatigues of business, and Russia ; but they have the fullest that they are even deprived of an confidence that the family at Kae opportunity of attending public rass, agreeably to their charter, worship! But if some persons of will be allowed all the privileges of that description open their shops on Russian subjects, and be permitted a Sunday, it is plain that others to prosecute tbeir plays without must either do the same, or risk molestation.
the loss of their customers.
lieve them from this hardship, it is LONDON,
therefore necessary that the law be
applied equally to all, and that no LORD'S DAY.
shop whatever be allowed to be The following Notice bas been opened for the purpose of business
drawn up by a respectable So. during any part of the Sunday. The ciety, and is inserted in this benefit would then be genetal, and Work, in hope that Tradesmen
no one would sustain the least inand others, in various parts of the jury. Kingdom, will make an Agree
It is no less desirable, for the sake ment witn their neighbours to
of the inferior classes, that all shops act according to the Plan recom-- should be kept close shut on the mend d. It is desirable, how, Lord's Day, as, in that case, the ever, previously to obtain the labourer would go to market on Sanction of n neighbouring Ma. Saturday night; and much of those gistrate.
earnings which are now spent in the Parish of
public house, would he laid out for
The benefit if his family. It is earNotice is hereby given,
nestly hoped that masters will see That Informations will be laid the necessity of paying their workagainst all Tradesmen, Shopkeepers, men on the Saturday evening, early Ariificers, and Workmen in the enough to enable them to purchase said Parish, who shall in future those necessaries which, in co sekeep open Shop, or sell, or expose quence of the proposed regulations, to sale, any Goods, Wares, or Merthey will not be able to procure op chaudize, or exercise tbeir ordmary Sunday morning, Calling on the Lord's Day (except- In many parishes and marking as to Works of necessity or els of the metropolis, tradesmen have mercy, the sale of Milk or Mack: forried themselves into associations, erel, ażd the business of a Baker, lo enforce the laws for the Observ. under the restrictions prescribea by ance of the Sabbath; which have al. Law, 48 Geo. Ill. cap. 70): and ready been allended wilh salutary also against all Publicans in the said effect. Parish who shall keep open House,
The following curious and enthusi• in like manner, I may but be con
astical Leitur was lately sent by a firmed a child (though less than the Catholic Schoolmaster to a Pro- leasi) of that good Mother, the testant Gentleman in the north of Roman Catholic Church.' England (whom he is supposed to have mistaken for a Catolic) requesting his assistance in procur.
ORDINATION, &c. ing a situation in Ireland, It is
Nov. 3. The Rev. Robert Wia. faithfully translated from the La
ton, jud. was ordained over the Intin, in which it was writtca :
dependent Church at Chard, Somero, • Ar the time when I prosecuted set. Mr. Tozer, of Taunton, demy classical siudies, under my mater- livered the introductory discourse, nai uncie, there appeared to me, in &c. Mr. Saltren, of Brichport, of a Vision, a most beautiful person, fered the ordination prayer; Mr. arrayed in shininga apparel, and Jones, of Plymouth Dock, gave the thus be addressed me: “The Church charge from i l'im. iv. 16; Mr. of Rome is the true, pure, and A pos- Stevenson, of Trowbridge, preached tolic church; and, with my aseist- from 1 Thess. i. 2, 3; Mr. Tracy, ance, shall become great through of Yeovil; Mr. Varder, of Ottery; out the earth. The Church of and Mr. Herdsman, of South PetherEngland, so hereticaily divided ton, engaged in prayer; Mr. Weswithin itself, through malice, hat:ed, ton, of Sherbourn, preached in the and discord, shall, by my ven- evening; and Mr. Golding, of Fulgeance, be swiftly reduced to a wooj, on the preceding evening. ruined siate. What are my people. It will afford pleasure to the friends about, that they present pelitious of truth to learn that, afier erroto the heretics ? Let them instruct neous doctrine had been preached their children in honest aris!' -I nearly 50 years, and the congrewas greatly agilated by ine dream ; gation had dwindled to 12 or 15 and, from that time, have studied hearers, an evangelical ministry and believed the truth of the Roman was no sooner introduced, than the Religion.
cause began to revive. In the course • When it was understood by my of twelve months, the congregation master and uncle, that I believed is become considerable. A Sunday, Baptisın, Transubstantiation, Con- Senool oi 60 caiidren is established, firmation, Orders, Matrimony, Ab- and every toing wears a promising solution, and Extreme Vaction, to aspect. be Sacrainenis, he was exceedingly angry; and I underwent great perse- Nov. 22. A small neat chapel cutivo,
was opened at Overbury, Worces• So, notwithstanding I had dili- tershire, when three sermons were geally studied geometry, geography, preached : that in the morning, by navigation, arithmetic, fortification, Mr. Jeary, of Rodborough, from the military art, atnematics, and Luke vii. 5; that in the afternoon, all the useful sciences, yet, on ac- by Mr. Lake, of Worcester, from count of my professiog the Roman Haggai ii, 6–9: and that in the Reli, ion, and believing for truth the evening, by Mr. Brown, of Ebley, Articles of that sacred religion and from Luke xix. 9. Messrs. Brown, Courch, I was turned out of doors Richardson, Lake, Woittingham, by my own father, without either Sims, and Spilsbury, engaged in the clothes or property.
devotional parts of the service. The • Nevertheless, while in this tri- congregations were respectable, atbulation, the same person again ap- tentive, gratified with the services peared to me, and said, Arise, and of the day, and pleased with the withdraw from this tby native prospect of good being done in country, to the holy island of Ire future. Each seeined to say, “0, land, and there I will direct thee.' Lord! we beseech thee send now This command I have so far obeyed; prosperity!
• We wish you sicand now I shall greatly rejoice if, cess in the name of the Lord.'