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Then the King sat down in King every evil thing, and prosper you in Edward's chair; the Archbishop, as- every thing good." Amen. sisted by other Bishops, came from the “ The Lord give you a faithful Se altar; the Dean of Westminster brought nate, wise and upright Counsellors and the Crown, and the Archbishop taking Magistrates, a loyal Nobility, and a dus it of him, reverently put it upon the tiful Gentry; a pious, and learned, and King's head. At this sight the people, useful Clergy; an honest, industrious, with loud and repeated shouts, cried and obedient Commonalty.” Amen, “ God save the King," and the trum- your days may mercy and truth pets sounded, and, on a signal given, meet together, and righteousness and the great guns at the Tower and in the peace kiss each other; may wisdom and Park were fired. On the acclamations knowledge be the stability of your ceasing, the Archbishop rose and said: times, and the fear of the Lord your
“ Be strong and of good courage: treasure.” Amen. observe the commandments of God, 66 The Lord make your days many, and walk in his holy ways : fight the and your reign prosperous; your fleets good fight of faith, and lay hold on and armies victorious; and may you be eternal life; that in this world you may reverenced and beloved by all your be crowned with success and honour, subjects, and ever increase in favour and when you have finished your with God and man.” Amen. course, you may receive à crown of “ The glorious Majesty of the Lord righteousness, which God the righte- our God be upon you; may he bless ous Judge shall give you in that day. you with all temporal and spiritual Amen."
happiness in this world, and crown you The Bible was next presented by the with glory and immortality in the world Archbishop and Bishops, with the fol- to come. Amen. lowing address :
“ The Lord give you a religious and “ Our gracious King; we present victorious posterity to rule these kingunto your Majesty this Book, the most doms in all ages." Amen. valuable thing that this world affordeth. The Archbishop then turned to the Here is wisdom; this is the royal law; people, and said these are the lively oracles of God. «And the same Lord God Almighty Blessed is he that readeth, and they that grant, that the Clergy and Nobles ashear the words of this Book; that keep, sembled here for this great and solemn and do, the things contained in it. For service, and together with them all the these are the words of eternal life; able people of the land, fearing God and to make you wise and happy in this honouring the King, may, by the merworld, nay, wise unto salvation, and ciful superintendency of the divine Proso bappy for evermore, through faith vidence, and the vigilant care of our which is in Christ Jesus; to whom be gracious Sovereign, continually enjoy glory for ever." Amen.
peace, plenty, and prosperity, through Then the King delivered bac! the Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with Bible to the Archbishop, who gave it to the eternal Father, and God the Holy the Dean of Westminster, to be reve. Ghost, be glory in the Church, world rently placed again upon the holy altar. without end." Amen.
The King having been anointed and Te Deum was then sung. The King crowned, and having received all the was placed in his Throne; and the ensigns of royalty, the Archbishop so- Archbishops, Bishops, and Nobles, did lemnly blessed him, and all the Bishops homage and swore fealty to him. The standing about him answered each be- whole was closed by the sacrament of nediction, with the rest of the Peers, the Lord's Supper, with the addition of with a loud and hearty Amen.
one or two collects. “ The Lord bless and keep you: the After the Coronation was thus comLord make the light of his countenance pleted, the procession returned to the to shine for ever upon you, and be gra- Hall, where a magnificent banquet was cious unto you: the Lord protect you served up with all the ancient and in in all your ways, preserve you from pressive ceremonies,
After this abstract of the service we We close, then, the whole, with infeel we have but little room for any re- pressing on the minds of our readers Inarks of our own, and yet we cannot the importance of adopting those prayhelp observing how strictly it is adapt- ers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, ed to the occasion. Some, indeed, would offered up on this important day as maintain that the solenin pledges of their own: we call upon them to pray kings should be given in an assembly of for kings and for all in authority, and the people ; and they half intimate especially for our present Sovereign, that the sovereign's oaths should be con- that he and his people may so be mindsecrated at an altar to reasop.
But to ful of the vows of God which are upon ús it appears that no place can be so them, and so guided and influenced appropriate as the house of God; no by the Holy Spirit, that peace and hapo altar worthy of comparison with the ta- piness, truth and justice, religion and ble of Christ ; no assembly so vener. piety, may be established among us for able as that of the spiritual and tem- all generations; and we are deeply poral peers, the hereditary possessors convinced, that, if such petitions are of high rank and large domains, and fervently offered up to the throne of the those who have been raised by various divine Majesty, a blessing shall indeed talents and attainments to the posses- descend from on high, and this land, sion of power and influence. Some; favoured as it has already been with indeed, condemn the ceremonies and numerous benefits and blessings, shall the service as trifling, obsolete, and su- be constrained afresh to pour forth its perstitious. To us it appears most triumphant praises to the Author of scriptural and holy; most calculated to every good and every perfect gift. impress on the minds of the monarch and of his subjects what he and they ought to be; what that line of conduct he should adopt in the exercise of his Madras School in the Province of Nezde power; and what that submission
Brunswick. which they should render ; and all that
[We have been favoured by a subscriber we can desire is, that the language of in St. John, N. B. with the following Rea the service may be seriously weighed port, which it gives us much pleasure to
insert in the Jourval. We are confident and deeply impressed on every heart.
also that the following extract from the The spectators of the procession, we
letter accompanying the report will be inunderstand, were astonished and almost teresting to our readers.] overwhelmed at its SPLENDOUR; but the spectators of the coronation were deep- “ l’rom the report you will learn the prody impressed with its SOLEMNITY. It gress which education has made in this Prowas to their no longer a splendid pa- it is likly to make, by the further exten
vince, and the still greater progress which geant, but a religious ceremony: The sion of the Madras system throughout the seriousness of behaviour; the deep re colony; a system which is admirably cal. verence manifested by the Sovereign culated to diffuse the blessings of educa. and all his attendants; the feeling tion, and, at the same time, to instil into which his Majesty evinced-— feeling ledge of the principles of our holy reli
the minds of the children a correct know. producing even tears; the language gion. A meeting of the scholars belong. which was used, combined with all the ing to the Madras and other schools in religious associations connected with this city, took place in Trinity Church on the place, the repository of the honour- the 1st of August last.' It was ascertained ed dead, as well as the assembly of the that there were upwards of 750 children great and powerful shortly to be num
present, including those of colour The
cleanliness of their appearance, and the bered with them: all these combined good order observed by them during di. produced a lively interest and a deep vine service were conspicuous, and had effect; and who shall
that this shall a most interesting and imposing effect. be merely transient ? who shall not
But little better than two years have elapsgratefully acknowledge God's good into the Province; and from the progress
ed since the introduction of the system ness, should it be instrumental in exciting it has already made, the most pleasingany to a more holy and virtuous life? results may be confidently expected.",
The Second Annual Report of the State of ral school-mistresses have been instructed
the Madras School, incorporated by the in the National System in the Central name of the “ Governor and Trustees of School without expense, and are now emthe Madras School in New Brunswick," ployed in various parts of the Province. made agreeably to the direction of the The Committee appointed last year to Charter at the Second Annual Meeting in make the requisite inquiries and report a July, 1821, by the Committee appointed to proper place for the erection of a suitable prepare the same.
building for the accommodation of the fe
male scholars, together with a plan and In making the second Annual Report of estimate of the expense of a building for the state of the Madras School in New. that purpose, did, in the execution of that Brunswick, the committee will endeavour trust; purchase a lot of land adjoining that to give as concise and correct a state- on which the school for male children ment as possible of the proceedings of the stands. On this ground a handsome and Institution, and the general adoption and commodious wooden building has been progress of the system throughout the erected, consisting of one room of the fol. Province.
lowing dimensions, viz. 60 feet by 30. The Of the introduction of the Madras Sys. building was finished, as anticipated, early tem into this Province-of the establish in the autumn, and Mrs. Bragg opened the ment, on a large scale, of a school in St. school in September, who conducts it John, under the patronage of His Excel. with great attention and assiduity, prelency Major-General Smyth, Lieutenant- cisely on the principles of the school for Governor and Commander in Chief over male children. the said Province of New-Brunswick, by The Committee appointed also last year the contributions of Trinity Church, of at the Annual Meeting, to confer with his the corporation and inhabitants of the city Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, at and of the incorporation and actualstate his request, upon the measures proper to of the Institution at that period ;-a de- be adopted for affording instruction to tailed and circumstantial account was children of people of colour, who hitherto given in the Report of last year.
have neither had the opportunity nor means Without entering further into particue of acquiring an useful and religious edulars, the Committee proceed now to ad. cation, having attended to that duty, it vert to the present state of the Institu. now becomes the pleasing task of your tion, the general adoption of the Madras Committee to state, that a school for the System of Education, and the progress it above purpose was opened on the 2d of has de during the present year in the August last, under the management of Mr. Province.
William Till; who was instructed in the The state of the Madras School in New. Central School to undertake the charge. Brunswick, at the last Annual Meeting, in This school owes its existence, and, inJuly, 1820, was as follows-11 schools, deed, up to this period, its entire support, and 992 scholars.
to the individual munificence of his ExThe Committee have the gratification cellency Major-General Smyth, the Lieu. now to state, that during the present year tenant Governor. six new schools have been established, the The success which has attended the masters having been duly qualified and in- establishment of this school has fully juga structed in the Central School for their tified the attempt, and far exceeded the respective charges; and from the differ most sanguine expectations of its warmest ent statements transmitted to the Secre. advocates: and as it will now receive the tary of the Madras Board, it appears that immediate superintendance and support 1798 scholars have been received into the of the Madras Board, it promises to be a schools, making an increase in one year of lasting benefit to a large and hitherto too 895 scholars ; and the Committee have much neglected portion of the communi. the pleasure further to state, that from ty. The industry and persevering zeal of information received, there are several Mr. l'ill, the master, are unremitted, and other schools in a forward state of organic such as entitle him to the best thanks of zation, and will speedily be established. all who wish well to the moral and intel
The Central School continues under the lectual improvement of the human species, charge of Mr. Bragg, who devotes his His uniform and impartial kindness to the time and abilities to the instruction of the children, and the conscientious discharge children put under his care ; and though of his duty, have had the effect of endearthe school has experienced great fluctua. ing the master to the scholar, and pro. tion, and there appears in the present ducing, in proportion to the number of year, owing to local circumstances, some admissions, an extraordinary and unexam. trifling diminution in the number of scho- pled daily attendance. lars, yet it remains, in all material points, Into the English school attached to the the sume, and promises to be of lasting college of New-Brunswick, at Frederick. and essential benefit to the community at ton, the system has been introduced by large. Thirteen school-masters and seve. the direction of the Governor and Trustees
The master was instructed in the Central lance standing against the Institution of School at St. John, and his school is plac. 2401. 28 6d ed under the immediate superintendance His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor of the Rev. Mr. Somerville, president of has been pleased, by and with the advice the college.
of his Majesty's council, to make, at difIn regard to the state of the different ferent times, the foļlowing grants to the schools in the country, the Committee beg Madras Corporation : leave to notice, in a particular manner, the County of York-Lots Nos. 9 and 11, regularity of the returns made to the Cen. Rushaguanis. tral Board by the different Clergymen King's County-1585 acres in Susses, throughout the Province, under whose im. 400 do. do. in Hampton, reserved lot bemediate superintendance the schools have tween John Campbell and John Harringbeen established. From these returns it ton. appears that the success of the undertak. County of Westmoreland—500 acres, ings has greatly exceeded expectation, Shediac. and it is peculiarly gratifying to learn, that Charlotte County_Public landing and where there has been any prejudice shown two town blocks in St. Andrews. against the system, it is now fast dying County of Sunbury-Lot No. 15, in Shef. away, as it is very justly remarked, in con, field. sequence of the excellence of the system The Governor and Trustees, in conseitself' when a fair tria! has been made of quence of the vast expense already incurSt.
red, and anxious to extend the benefits of The Trustees of the principal semina- the Institution throughout the Province, ries of learning in the Province, viz. the were induced to petition the Legislature college at Frederickton, the grammar for pecuniary aid at the last session of the school at St. John, and the grammar school General Assembly, when they were pleas. at St. Andrews, have shown their sense of ed to grant to the corporation the sum of the high importance and usefulness of the seven hundred and fifty pounds, for the system, by making resolutions severally use of the Madras Schools throughout the to this effect; that any boy who shall hove Province. been a teacher one year in a Madras scbool, Upon a representation made to his Ma. and who shall in other respects have ac jesty's ministers by his Excellency the quitted himself to the satisfaction of the Lieutenant-Governor, in behalf of the InTrustees, shall be entitled to a classical stitution, the lords of his Majesty's trea. education in the above establishments, free sury were pleased to make a donation of of expense.
five hundred pounds sterling to the corpo. From returns made to the secretary of ration, through the Lieutenant-Governor. the Central Board, the state of the Madras The Missionary at St. John having noti, School, in New-Brunswick, is as follows: fied to the Society for Propagating the
[Here follows a talle, from which it appears Gospel in Foreign Parts, and to the Socie, that there are in New-Brunswick, 14 Madras ty for Promoting Christian Knowledge, schools, in which 1798 scholars have been ad- the formation of a large Madras School in mitled, and that there are 548 hoys, and 339 this city, and the intention of its patrons girls in present daily attendance; and also in the school for children of colour in St. John, 112 vince, ihese Societies were pleased to ex
to carry the system throughout the Pro. have been admitted, and from 36 to 39 of each' $ex are in daily attendance ]
press their cordial approbation of the es.
ertions that were made here in this reAt the second Annual Meeting, in July, spect, and presented the Madras Board the Treasurer of the corporation exbibit: with a gratuitous supply of books for the ed on oath, agreeably to the requisition of
use of the schools. In a letter to the Rev. the charter, an account of the sums receiv.
Robert Willis, Missionary at St. John, the ed and paid by him for the use of the cor.
Secretary of the former Society writes as poration, up to the 1st July, 1821, as fol. follows: lows: [From the account published in the report,
Extract from a Letter, dated Nov. 30, 1820. it appears that the receipts for the past year
Rev. Sir, were 1090?. 6s. 6 1-2d. and the expenses 10901. 188. I 1-2d.]
I am desired by the Society for the ProThe Treasurer presented a statement of pagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the debts of the Institution, amounting to
to express to you the high satisfaction they
have derived from the report of the very the sum of nine hundred pounds.
favourable progress of the National SysThe following supplement exhibits a tem of education throughout the Province general view of the present state of the. of New-Brunswick, and particularly in funds of the Institution, with the means of St. John, and at the same time to transmit liquidating the same :
to you the following resolution-that 20 Here follows a Supplement to the Treasur- Bibles, 200 Testaments, 200 Psalters, 100 er's Account.]
Prayer Books, and 20 sets of National By which it appears there will be a ba- School Books, be sent to Mr. Willis, for
the general use of the schools in New. value and usefulness of the system, when Brunswick.
thoroughly known and carried into effect.
The Committee cannot conclude this Extract from another Letter, duted April Report without congratulating the patrons 14, 1821.
and supporters of the Institution on ihe Rev. Sir,
success which has attended their exertions I am desired by the Society for the Pro- in endeavguring to diffuse the national syspagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, tem of education throughout the Province. to express to you the satisfaction they They are firmly persuaded that when it is have derived from your communications. better known, it will be more generally All the circumstances connected with the encouraged and adopted. When it is un. National Schools in the city of St. John and derstood that, by means of this system, as throughout the Province, are calculated one of its fundamental principles, the preto give them unmixed pleasure ; and they cepts of sound religion are necessarily would be happy to avail themselves of any taught and inculcated that the children opportunity to present their unfeigned are early made acquainted with their duty thanks to his Excellency the Lieutenant- to God and man, and the doctrines and Governor for his unvaried support of the chief truths of Christianity--they can establishment, and the measures he has not but entertain a confident hope that all been pleased to adopt for the extension of the friends of order and morality will corthe National System throughout the Pro- dially unite in its support. They therevince. A very considerable supply of books fore strongly recommend perseverance for the use of the schools in connexion and active co-operation in forwarding this with the Central School at St. John, was great work of endeavouring to ameliorale sent to you during the last year. You will the human condition in this rising Prohave the goodness to present them to the vince; as by diffusing the Madras system Trustees in the name of the Society. of education, we necessarily diffuse a I am, Rev. Sir,
knowledge of those duties which it is of Your obedient Servant, the first importance to man to know, paik (Signed) ANTHONY HAMILTON, knowledge that the Christian religion is 42 Castle-st. Leicester Square, the fundamental principle of social order London.
and human happiness, and the foundation To Rev. Robert Willis.
of our hopes of a betier world hereafter.
And while we teach our children to “fear The following is an extract from a J.et. ter to the Assistant Secretary of the lat.
God and honour the king," and to be con
tent in that situation of life in which it ter Society to the same gentleman:
has pleased God to place them, we are as. Rev. Sir,
suredly teaching them that which will Į haye the pleasure to acquaint you, that most effectually promote both their pre. in consequence of your suggestion, and on sent and future happiness. the recommendation of the Committee for This Report is respectfully submitted Correspondence, the General Board of the to the Governor and Trustees by theit Society have been pleased to make a gra.
Committee. tuitous grant of all the school books mentioned in your letter, for the use of the Since the foregoing report was drawn corporation of the Madras Institution in up, the second Annual Meeting of the New-Brunswick. The books will be for
children of the Central and other schools Warded to you, as Secretary of the St.
in this city took place in Trinity Church, John District Committee, and it is the par.
on Wednesday, the 1st August, 1821. The ticular wish of the Board that the District galleries of the church, which were reCommittee should present them to the
served for the accommodation of the chilcorporation, in the name of the Society, dren, were crowded, and exhibited a most and as a small token of the cordial appro. pleasing sight. An accurate account hav. bation with which the Society views the ing been taken, it was found that more benevolent exertions of that excellent In
than 750 children were present, who beştitution.
longed to the different schools in this city. I am, &c. &c.
The congregation was numerous and most (Signed) WILLAM PARKER.
respectable. An appropriate sermon was To Rev. Robert Willis,
preached on the occasion by the Rev. Je. Secretary, &c. &c.
rome Alley, Rector of St. Andrews, and a
collection made iu aid of the funds of the It affords the Committee great pleasure
Institution. to be able to state, that at the late public semi-annual examination, which was al- [Together with the above report we retended by his Excellency the Lieutenant- ceived from our attentive correspondent, Governor, "the Trustees, and a large assem. a copy of the Rev. Mr. Alley's Sermon; a blage of visitors, the children exhibited few extracts from which we proceed to striking proofs of proficiency, and of the lay before our readers ?