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BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE influences of which men are allowed SOCIETY.

and encouraged to read the word of The following are a few passages from God. And in our day the Bible Society the “ Monthly Extracts,

» contiuned has sprung up, under the fostering care from our last Number.

of which Bibles are multiplying and cirFrom the First Report of the Lutter- culating in a manner that fills the world

worth Auxiliary Society. with wonder. The Auxiliary of Lulier. “ Towards the middle of the four- worth and the neighbourhood has, dur. teenth century, an instrument was rais- ing this first year, been enabled to vumed up of God, peculiarly fitted for the ber upon its lists, (including that esta. work he was appoiuted to execute; and blished in the town of Lutterworth,) a translation of the Bible into the Eng. thirteen Associations, embracing the lish tongue was made in 1380, by that supply of about sixteen villages." morning star of the reformation, the

From Mr. Charles Stokes Dudley, renowned John Wickliffe, Rector of

“ Nottingham, Ist Dec. 1821. Lutterworth. To him succeeded the “ It is with feelings of a truly satis. happy Reformation, under the benign factory nature that I announce the esta.


blishment of the Nottingham Ladies' rupted the morals of the people: but Branch Bible Society, and its seven the people have learned to read ; the connected Associations. As the districts tree of knowledge has become accesare so arranged as to include on an aver- sible to them, the evil of which has been age only about forty houses each, one continually before their eyes, whilst the pour in the week will be found sufficient good has been out of sight. The thirst for the discharge of the duties of a col- for know ledge has been fed by pernici. lector. The total number of ladies en- ous publications from the continent; by gaged exceeds three hundred, and the obscene songs and romances; and by extent of population included may be the writings of sceptical and infidel estimated at 50,000. Of the necessity false philosophers, who would have which existed for such an institution, trampled equally upon the laws of God and the inadequacy of all means of sup- and man." ply short of those which are furnished From the Annual Report of the Devon by Bible Associations,sufficient evidence and Exeter Auxiliary Society, will be found in the facts, that Notting- " The issues of books from the de. ham was the second town of Great Bri- pository in the past year have amounted tain in which an Auxiliary Society was to 1359 Bibles; 1098 Testaments ;-mak. established, and this institution has dis- ing a total, from the establishment of tributed within twelve years 20,000 the Society, of twenty-six thousand and, Bibles and Testaments; yet the ladies thirty-three Bibles and Testaments.” have already obtained more than two thousand subscribers for copies at cost From the Secretary of the Hudson's prices, although scarcely more than one

Bay Company. third of the town has been visited," “ I am directed by the Governor and From the Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Hudson's Bay Com

Jersey Female Auxiliary Society. pany to iuform you, that Mr. Garry, a “ Some respectable persons refuse to member of the Committee, having visitcontribute, because, they say, the peo- ed the territories of the Company in ple were better forty years ago, when North America, during the past summer, there existed no Bible Societies, than directed his attention, among the varithey are now. But those persons are

ous objects which came under his notice, requested to recollect, that forty years, to the consideration of the best mode of ago, education and learning were very promoting religious instruction, and the rare in this island; that scarcely a ser., consequent improvement of the moral vant or labourer of any description conduct of the servants of the Company could read; that many masters were

and of the other inhabitants of that nearly as illiterate as their servants; country. As one mode of promoting that ladies themselves were but little these objects, an Auxiliary Bible So. instructed; that, if vice has increased ciety was established.” “I beg to inclose with learning, it has not been with learn a draft for 1031. 113. the amount of the ing acquired from the Bible; for it is subscriptions. not an exaggeration to say, that three

“ The above Society comprehends the years ago not one family in ten of this whole of the Hudson's Bay Company's island possessed a Bible. With the ex- territory; and has appointed officers at ception of a very few of Ostervald's each of the following stations, viz. York, folio edition, which had passed from Red River Colony, Saschatchwan, Atha. hand to hapd, there were scarcely any

basca, Churcbill, and Moose." but the Bibles of John Calvin, in old

From the Rev. Dr. Pinkerton. Freych, printed in the 16th and 17th

“ The whole issues of Van Ess's Tescenturies, and hardly legible by the pre. tamen:, up to the present date, have sent generation. A woman of St. Ouen's been 431,163 copies. The whole stock parish, who has purchased seven Bibles on hand will be found to be about 51,000 from this Society, for different members copies. In his treasury he has 9,000 of ber family, all labourers or sailors, tloriðs, about 7507. sterling. The Conassured a member of this Committee mittee of the Russian Bible Society have that she had saved more than one pound, promised him a grant amounting to twelve years ago, to purchase a Bible: about 1401. and he expects to receive an that she had commissioned a friend go- equal sum from Amsterdam. These ing to Holland to buy her one, but he funds are intended to be employed in was not able to procure it. It has not binding, for such persons as are too poor been tlie Bible, then, wbich bas cor- even to pay for the binding; whose num;

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bers, especially among the Catholic which we had opportunities of becoming peasantry, the Professor states to be thoroughly acquainted with its affairs, very great. The issues of copies from we had the pleasure, on the morning of the beginning of this year up to the pre- the 10th of June, of attending the meetsent date have been 27,096."

ing of the Committee, at which were From the Rev. Drs. Paterson and present, besides the Governor-General, Henderson.

the Governor, Vice-Governor, and Bi. “Kherson, 28th June 0. 8. 1821. shop, the Armenian Archbishop Gre“ From Khotiv we directed our course gorius, and Daniel, Metropolitan of through the Russian part of Moldavia Adrianople, who, together with several to Skoulani, in itself an inconsiderable other dignitaries of the Greek Church, village, but of importance on account have taken refuge in this quarter from of its Quarantine established on the the fury of the Turks. left bank of the Pruth. What rendered “ The attention of the Committee was it peculiarly interesting at this time, directed to the subject of the Bulgarian was, its being the great resort of the version of the New Testament. They emigrants from the northern parts of conceived it to be their duty to attempt European Tarkey, of whom not fewer something towards supplying the wants than 18,000 had passed the Quarantine of the 30,000 people of that nation, who before our arrival, How many thou. are settled as colonists in Bessarabia, sands might be in the place, and on the and accordingly resolved to recommend opposite bank of the river, anxiously it to the Committee in Petersburgh, to waiting for an opportunity of passing print 2000 copies of the Gospel of Luke in the boat, we could not determine; by way of experiment. but such a scene of confusion we never

“ The manner in which the business before witnessed. Rich and poor were

of this Committee was conducted af. encamped together under the open forded us the highest satisfaction. They heavens, surrounded by every thing are burning with impatience to recom. valuable that they had been able to

mence their exertions in the northern carry along with them; but, we fear, parts of Tarkey, and much may be exmost of them destitute of the most pre. pected from their zeal for the good cious of all treasures, the holy Scrip- cause, when peace shall be restored to tures. To adopt measures for putting those quarters. such of them as could read in possession

“ From Kisbinew we proceeded to of this invaluable book, we considered Bender, where we crossed the Dniesto be an object which imperiously de. ter, and were obliged to submit to a manded the attention of the Committee partial quarantine, and prosecuted our in Kishinew, and accordingly resolved journey across the Steppe to Odessa, to bring it before them immediately on where, by the Divine blessing, we arrivour arrival in that place.-It is, per

ed in peace and safety on the 12th io. haps, known to you, that his Eminence,

stant. the Exarch Gabriel, who was such a

* On account of the preparations that warm friend to the Bible Society, left

were making for the solemn interment this earthly scene in the course of last of the late Patriarch of Constantinople, spring; but in his Vicar, the worthy

we could not obtain a meeting of the Demetrius, Bishop of Ackermann and Committee before the evening of the Bender, we found one of the most zea. 15th; but this delay was amply reconilous and active promoters of the cause

pensed by its affording an opportunity that we have met with in the course of for the excellent Demetrius, and two of our journey. Having said thns much, his Archimandrites, who had arrived to (and less in justice we could not have assist in the performance of the funeral said), we almost feel onrselves at a loss rites, to favour the meeting with their for terms in which to express our high presence and counsel.

Besides going opinion of his valuable coadjutor, the through the routine of business which Archimandrite and Rector Ireneus, and

we usually had to transact with the Comhis excellency General Insov, who is mittee, and which it is unnecessary to not only the chief of this government, report here, we brought before the but has also the care of all the colonies meeting the importance of furnishing in the south of Russia. After having an adequate supply of the New Testabeen favoured with numerous conversa- ment to the numerons body of Greek tions with these and other active mem- refugees at present in the town, and bers of the Society, in the course of urged the measure by the consideration

of the provision that had just been made to hope that much good will be done in for their temporal necessities by the this way among these poor deluded vomunificent gift of 100,000 roubles, which taries of Lamaic superstition. Consihad been sent for this purpose by his dering the great number of Cossacks Imperial Majesty. The proposition was who are capable of reading, and the cordially agreed to, and it was resolved anxiety they discover to possess the to carry it into effect without delay." word of God, the friends of the Bible

« Astrachan, 31 Aug. 0. S. 1821. Society may rest assured that their ex“ The next Committee we visited, was

ertions could not have been directed that of the Don Cossacks, in whose ca. towards a more favourable soil!" pital (Novo-Tcherkask) we arrived in

“Odessa, Nov. 12, 1821. the forenoon of the 26th, and in the “ I have lately received a letter from evening waited on the Hetman, from Hilarion, informing me, that the tranwhom we met with the kindest recep scription of his MS. was completed, tion, and who, as President of the So- and that he was preparing to depart for ciety, engaged to make immediate ar.

bis bishopric (Ternova). As you may rangements for a meeting of the Com- like to see a little of the good Bishop's mittee. The Bible Society, like almost sentiments, I translate a portion of his every institution that exists in the letter. "I take with me,' he says,'my country of the Don Cossacks, being in manuscript, that when with God's per. a great measure established on a mili. mission I arrive at my diocese, and entary footing, presented quite a povel joy quiet, I may pursue the revision and scene to our view. When visited by the correction of it. Friend and brother, I Secretary, he appeared in nuiform, with implore God, for this reason alone, to his sword by his side; and, when we grant me life, that I may finish this attended the meeting of the Committee, work, and that I may thus manifest my we found ourselves to be the only persons gratitude to the Bible Society, which in a civil dress, all the members being has chosen me to be its minister in this officers, and some of them of the first labour, and may fulfil my obligations to rauk. It was a sonrce of much plea. my nation by the completion of this nnsure to observe with what spirit they dertaking which is dear to God. He entered into the business, and how then says, he takes with him to Ternova anxious they were to listen to any pro- one of his translators, to assist him in positions which were made to them, for the translation and transcription. By extending their sphere of usefulness. the end of March he thinks the whole Since the formatiou of the Society they New Testament will be ready." have collected not less than 33,163 rubles, which they have remitted to AFRICAN INSTITUTION. Petersburg for the general purposes of The following interesting and affectthe institution, and brought into circu- ing address“ To the Friends of Africa," lation about 3,000 copies of the Scrip- has just been circulated by the African tures. Five shops have been opened Institution. We copy it into our pages for their sale in the town of Novo- with the hope of assisting its benevolent Tcherkask : in ten of the most impor- object, which we earnestly recommend tants stanitzas, or settlements, depôts to the attention of our readers. We are have been established, besides one in grieved to learn that the funds of the the Quarantine of Yagirlik, another at Institution are so very inadequate to the mouth of the Don, and a third at the magnitude and public interest of that of the Calmius; and seven of the its designs. principal authorities in different settle- “ Fifteen years have elapsed since ments have charged themselves with the Great Britain, by an Act of the Legis. duties of correspondents or active lature, prohibited its subjects, under agents of the Society. The Calmucs heavy penalties, from taking any part in living in the vicinity of the Don have that trade which has since been de. been furnished with the Gospel in their scribed, by the unanimous voice of the own language, which they receive with great powers of Europe, assembled in so much eagerness that they pay even a Congress at Vienna, as

'a scourge silver ruble for a copy. More than one which has long desolated Africa, defifth of the Calmucs in this quarter are graded Europe, and afflicted humanity;' able to read; and, as the Cossacks are and it is now classed by the British exceedingly zealous in calling their at- Parliament amongst the foulest crimes. tention to the Scriptures, there is ground Soon after the passing of this Aci, a

considerable number of those who had stead of being protected and sheltered, strenuously exerted themselves through onght to be branded by every civilized à long series of years, to expose the State as enemies to the human race. enormities inseparable from this horrid « TheAfrican Institution is persuaded traffic, and to procure the co-operation that in France, now most deeply imof the Friends of Humanity in its Abo- plicated in this cruel traffic, as well as lition, formed themselves into a Society, in the Netherlands, Portngal, and Spain, under the pame of The AFRICAN IN- the pnblic at large are not yet informed STITUTION, with a view, not only to pro. of the real nature and vast extent of the mote the civilization of much-injured crimes daily and hourly perpetrated by Africa, but also, as essential to this ob- the subjects of their respective counject, to watch most carefally over the tries, who are engaged in the African conduct of those who might attempt to Slave Trade. The Directors have there. evade the Abolition Laws.

fore determined, if furnished with the « Great Britain had the less difficnlty means, to publish in various languages in effecting the abolition of this traffic, the facts which are almost daily comby reason of the liberty of her Press, municated to them, in the firm convicand the nature of her Government, tion that, when these facts shall be gewhich rendered it comparatively easy nerally known, the wise and the good to convey the necessary information re.

of all nations will rise np, and, with the specting the real character of this trade voice as of one man, solicit their respecto all classes of Society. But the case tive Governments to a holish a traffic is very different in many of the nations marked in every stage with blood, dis. of the Continent. In few, perhaps in graceful to every natiou that does not none of them, do the same facilities to use the greatest exertions for its utter the diffusion of knowledge and the extinction, and a standing reproach to forming of Societies for the objects of the Christian name. benevolence exist; and consequently “ The African Institution, therefore, very erroneous ideas prevail abroad on invites the friends of humanity and the subject of the African Slave Trade, religion to its Sixteenth Anniversary

“ The information received from time Meeting, to be holden at the Freeto time by the African Institution-of Masons Hall, on Friday the 10th May the horrid crimes perpetrated in Africa, next; at which meeting his Royal Highand on the high seas, by miscreants who ness the Duke of Gloucester will take make it their business to buy and sell the chair. It is intended, on that occatheir fellow-creatures, and of the alarm- sion, to bring forward certain resoluing increase of this abominable traffic tions, which will doubtless be supported nnder the flags of France, Spain, Por. by several of those Members of Parliatugal, and the Netherlands—is of sach ment who have so frequently distina nature, as to render it the duty of the gnished themselves by pleading for Institution to give the utmost publicity Africa in the great council of tho na. to the facts which are constantly coming tion." to their knowledge, and to call the at. We understand that tickets of ad. tention of the British Nation, in a very mission for ladies or gentleman may be particular manner, to the enormities had by application at the Office of the now practised upon the persons of the Institntion, No. 3, Flodyer Street, Westhelpless children of Africa; enormities minster. never exceeded in the annals of oppression and cruelty. At the present mo- EDUCATION IN RUSSIA. ment vast numbers of innocent men, The following account of the esta. women, and children, are lauguishing blishment of the “ School of Industry" at in the hands of their tormentors ; many Homel in Russia, is taken from the peare suffering a most crnel and lingering riodical Extracts of " Correspondence' death, by suffocation in the holds of of the British and Foreign School Slave-ships ; thousands are on their way Society." to interminable slavery, to which they “The establislıment of the Institution will infallibly be consigned, unless pre- for the poor and destitate children of viously released by death, or rescued the peasantry at Homel, in the governby the intervention of some merciful ment of Mogiloff, was one of those exhand, from those dealers in human periments which are considered as mere blood, whom the American Government visionary schemes, until their practicahas declared to be pirates, and who, in. bility and utility are clearly demon

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