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The collection made for the missionaries in this city amounted to 215 dollars 62. 1-2 cents.
JNew-Orleans, April 6. The Rev. Austin Dickinson, after visiting different parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, and meeting with very liberal encouragement, has recently arrived in this city with letters of introduction from Gen. Jackson and other gentlemen of the first respectability. The object of this mission is to obtain contributions for the Southern , and Western Theological Seminary established in Tennessee. This Seminary is under the direction of a synod of ministers of the Presbyterian Church, but the privileges of it are to be allowed equally to students of Divinity of other Christian denominations. It is hoped that, under the patronage of a generous public, and under the smiles of a gracious Providence, this Seminary may be the means of increasing the number of learned, pious and faithful ministers of the Gospel, and at the same time, increasing the number of well qualified instructors for colleges, academies, and schools; and thus promoting the general interests of learning and piety throughout the Southern and Western States. The undersigned having received particular communications, respecting the nature and design of the seminary, cheerfully unite in recommending Mr. Dickinson and the object of his mission to the attention and liberalities of those on whom he may call. We cordially adopt the language of Gen. Jackson, in his letter of introduction addressed to the citizens at large:– “Virtue cannot exist without morality and Religion; and without Virtue, Republicanism cannot be perpetuated; I therefore recommend to all good citizens the propriety of aiding this infant Institution by their liberal support, by which alone it can grow into usefulness From this Institution, lights may arise that may give liberty to thousands, and happiness beyond the grave, to millions.” G. W. MORGAN, A. L. DUNCAN, ALFRED HENNEN. I most cordially approve any Institution which may recommend the diffusion of the Gospel. If my name can add to the success of the present prospects it is freely given. JAMES HULL.
the Court-House, consisting of the mem. bers of both branches of the Legislature, the officers and pupils belonging to the in. stitution, strangers and citizens, which proceeded at 4 o'clock to Lord's Hill, the scite on which the Asylum is erected. Upon reaching the Asylum, which is about half a mile from the city, the whole procession were accommodated with seats in the open air in front of the building. The officers of the institution occupied the steps of the principal entrance to the building, which were so elevated as to give the whole audience an opportunity of witnessing the ceremonies. The Rev. Mr. Whittlesey, superintendant, first addressed the throne of grace in an appropriate and impressive manner, and a hymn composed for the occasion was then sung by the audience. The Sermon was delivered by the Principal, the Rev. T. H. Gallaudet, in a pathetic and forcible manner, which was immediately succeeded by the dedigatory prayer by the same gentleman. We forbear to comment upon the excellence of the discourse, as we have learnt with pleasure that it is soon to be published. ... Mr. Gallaudet then explained to his pupils the nature and object of the exercises which they had just seen performed. This prepared their minds to take a part in a scene in which they were so immedi. ately interested; he then prayed with them by signs, in a manner so significant and solemn as to impress the whole audience with reverence and awe. Another original hymn was then sung after which the blessing was pronounced. After the exercises were over, the assembly were invited to view the interior of the building. It is 130 feet in length, 54 in width, 4 stories, including a base. ment story, in height; and contains about 40 apartments, some of which are very spacious. It is built of brick, in a plain and substantial manner, and is delightfully situated on an eminence opening on all sides to as extensive and rich a landscape as can be found in the eastern states. Great praise is due to the officers of the American Asylum and to the gentlemen who compose its corporation, for the zeal which they have uniformly shown for its best interests, and for the courage and perseverance with which they have met and overcome the difficulties with which they have had to contend. But they have now the satisfaction of seeing it placed beyond the reach of competition in this country, at least so long as its concerns shall continue to be managed with the same prudence and foresight that they have been.—Con. Mirror.
The following articles are extracted from the Boston Recorder:
The fifteenth Report of the British and Foreign School Society, states that 35 persons, during the preceding year, had quali
fied themselves for the business of instruction, according to the British System, in the Central School;-several of them were foreigners, who have returned to their native countries, and are there putting the system into practice. . A large school on this plan is already established at Brussels, another at Frankfort. The Central School is flourishing. An hundred children are constantly waiting for admission.—Two school rooms have lately been completed, to accommodate 300 children of each sex.-A new school has been opened on Walworth Green, for 200 girls. In the North East District of London, are 10,000 children unprovided for, after very great efforts have been made for their instruction. The Jew's school prospers. Two new schools are projected for 500 boys and 300 girls. A new school has been established for 500 girls, under the patronage of the Duchess of Kent. These schools all propose a religious education as their object. It is stated that after all which has been done, there are 40,000 children in the Metropolis who are destitute of instruction. The country schools are in a flourishing state. Many of the children receive clothing according to the improvement they have made, and that clothing is purchased with monies contributed from week to week chiefly by the children themselves, or by their parents. They are thus taught the value of small savings—to depend on their own exertions—to feel the connexion between careful industry, and comfort and respectability. Libraries, suited to the age of children, have been annexed to many of the schools, with the happiest effect on the scholars, and their parents likewise. Many of their leisure hours are rescued, by means of them, from idleness and vice, and the baneful tendency of improper pub. lications that might fall into their hands is prevented. Books are also much used as rewards of industry and improvement.
In Ireland the “Society for promoting the Education of the Poor” has assisted 161 schools the past year—patronized 15,754 children, and sold 217,409 volumes of cheap, moral, and instructive books.
A new Society has been lately formed for the education of the poor in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, under the patronage of his Royal Highness, Prince Leopold, and other distinguished characters.
In France, the number of schools (on the British system) increases with surpri. sing rapidity. They are liberally aided and cherished by the civil authorities. On the 3d of February, 1820, the existence of 1,340 schools, containing 154,000 scholars, was reported to the Society of regi. mental schools, 105 were in active operation-57 more, ready to be opened. Very
beneficial effects have been produced already, not only on the population generally, but particularly in Prisons, Workhouses, and Houses of Correction. The principles of religion drawn from the Holy Scriptures, are thus disseminated in France, and promise a speedy regeneration of the nation. Schools are to be attached to all the Protestant Reformed Churches, on the model of that at St. Foi, which is supported by Madame Dupuy.
In Switzerland, the number of Lancasterian Schools is constantly increasing. The Grand Council of the Canton of Fribourg has ordered the establishment of Schools, on the same system in every Parish. In the vicinity of Basle, an Institution has been established for training Masters to instruct the poor on an extensive scale.
The Netherland's Society for the promotion of Education is patronized by the Prince of Orange, and great progress has already been made in the system adopted.
In Russia, the British System of Instruction is adopted for the army, “from Siberia to the furthest South.” The Emperor has given orders for the formation of several schools for girls of the poorest class —the higher classes being otherwise provided for. The Empress Dowager is heartily engaged in the good work—devotes most of her time to charitable pur. poses.
In Italy, the subject of education excites unexpected interest. A Society in Florence takes the lead, and promotes the formation of schools, not only through Tuscany, but other parts of Italy. A school at the Convent of St. Claie, has received 321 pupils, and encouraged by its masters, the formation of other schools. Many adults become pupils.
At Milan, two schools are established; one for 200, the other for 400 children. Four others are forming—they are springing up in different parts of Lombardy.
Six schools have been established at Naples—two at Nice. The subject is regarded with much interest even at Rome. And in Sardinia, where education has been most deplorably neglected, they have just begun to establish Model Schools.
The Central School in Spain, is in the most flourishing condition. Some of the scholars are sons of the Grandees and of the King's Body Guards. The Committee is composed of ten Grandees, and the Duke del Infantado presides. A Central School for girls, is also established at Madrid, under the care of the Marchioness of Villafranca. And another school on the same principles is formed in the Army
The Prayer Book and Homily Society have issued 11,581 Volumes, and 34,734 Tracts the last year.
The Religious Tract Society of London, publish their Tracts in four Series. The first are designed for general purposes—of these they have published 160 numbers. The second, are particularly adapted to the Young—of these 88 numbers have been published. The third are intended to supply the Hawkers—are printed on broad sheets, and ornamented with cuts. Of these, there are 49 numbers. The fourth, consists of Children's Books, and contains 33 numbers. Additions are constantly making to them.
Seven important Tracts have recently been published in the Chinese language at Malacca, and most of them pretty widely circulated. They comprise within small compass proofs and illustrations of all the great doctrines and duties of Christianity.
Ten Tracts have been published by the Bengal Auxiliary Tract Society—33,000 copies printed in one year, and about half of them brought into circulation.
The Religious Tract Association at Madras have published three tracts in Tamul and Teloogoo, of 4000 copies each. The regular annual income of this Association is about £100, besides occasional donations.
The Lewis Committee of the Christian Knowledge Society, proposes to sell to any Parish within the District, thirty volumes of books, approved by the Society, neatly bound and lettered,for two guineas. A happy method of doing good among a o: people.
The above mentioned Society has distributed 1,405,437 Books and Tracts during the last year. In the same term . assisted in the education of 135,803 children as reported by 59 District and Diocesan Committees. As the whole number of these Committees is 216, if those of them that made no report were equally faithful and successful, the whole number of children aided could not be far from 500,000. The receipts of the year, were £50,874: 14: 9.
Rev. Edward Parkinson, late Rector of Great Leigh, Essex, has left to the Christian Knowledge Society, £20,000.
The English Christian Knowledge Society has upwards of 14,000 members.
The two New-Zealand Chiefs, Shunghee and Whykato, whom we mentioned some time since as on a visit to England, have been seriously affected by the climate, but probably are now on their way home. Much interest was felt for them by the religious !. and many prayers offered in their behalf—yet they give no evidence of having passed from death to life.
His Majesty George IV. admitted them to an interview with him—received them
with courtesy—shewed them the Armory of the Royal Palace, and made them some valuable presents.
The receipts of the “ Scotch Missionary Society” for the year of March 31, 1820, were £3314, 7s. 5d. The payments £4599, 11s. 11d. leaving an excess of expenditure amounting to £1285, 4s. 6d. This state of the funds has produced an earnest appeal to the public for the increase of Auxiliary Societies, and the establishment of Congregational Associations.
The Scotch Missionary Society prepares its own missionaries—a source of expense to which our Missionary Societies are not yet su'jected—but to which they must yield ultimately, unless the Education Societies are well enough supported to prevent it. Seven young men are now under the care of the Scotch Missionary Society—and as they become fitted for their work, others must take their places, in a course of preparation. The friends of missions have surely the utmost reason to encourage every attempt to increase the number of pious ministers, as their own favorite object of benevolence cannot be attained unless such attempts are made and crowned with success.
Geneva.—The 'Rev. C. Malan, whose persecution in this once celebrated city, will be recollected by most of our readers, is now the regular pastor of a new church, and has a large increasing congregation. The word of God is accompanied with Divine power; every day some soul is newly awakened, and made attentive to the sound of the gospel. The arm of the Lord is made bare—and prejudices against the “truth as it is in Jesus” are fast vanishing. The awakenings are not confined to . particular age, but are most frequently among the young. May it not be . confidently believed that the city once blessed with the presence, prayers, and instructions of such men as Farel, Wirel, and especially Calvin (who has born almost as much reproach as did Christ himself) will ere long emerge from that awful eclipse which has well nigh given her the chill of death, and shine forth in her former resplendency, to animate and direct other portions of the church 2
The Methodist Missions in Ceylon are prosperous. Though congregations are small, they are increasing. Some individuals give evidence of a change of heart. Several . have discovered clearly that they know in whom they have believed. Mr. Clough states it as his settled conviction, that more is to be accomplished by personal intercourse with the people in family visits, than by teaching children to read, and preaching both to them and their parents. It is by such intercourse, he says, that the Roman Catholics carry all before them in some districts.
The revolutionists of Naples have been subdued. The exertion which they made to establish their independence was extremely feeble. , Their armies have been disbanded, and some of the principal agents in the struggle for a representative government, have fled to foreign countries, among whom is General Pepe. In the possession of a large amount of public money he reached Barcelona. Austrian troops, to the number of 80,000, have taken possession of Naples. On the 24th of March, the revolutionary Parliament was dissolved, and on the 27th, the King of Naples entered his capital, amidst the acclamations of his subjects.
Turkey. Serious disturbances have taken place in this empire, and according to some accounts there is a prospect that the Greeks, who have so long groaned under the rod of the oppressor, will establish their independence. Great obstacles however, must be surmounted. The established government have powerful armies; and the neighbouring, christian governments, it is stated, will not lend their aid to the insurgents. The following extracts give some account of the insurrection, and of the state of the Turkish Government. “By a letter from a merchant, dated at Odessa, 9th Feb. N. S. he had suspended some commercial operations, in consequence of news having arrived there that the Greeks had revolted
against the Turks, in Wallachia and Moldavia. The same letter states that it was reported there that the revolt was to be general throughout the Ottoman Empire, and was expected to break out on Sunday, the 11th Feb. to which effect all the Greek inhabitants of Odessa, without distinction, capable to bear arms, have enlisted themselves and set out for Moldavia, at the rate of from two hundred to three hundred per day excited by a spirit of patriotism to recover their liberty. It is reckoned that about 4000 Greeks will go from said city to join the army. It adds, that even some masters of ships, with their crews, have abandoned their vessels to go to fight. Several shopkeepers have sent off men at their own expense, and others sell of their goods at any price to join their companions: in short that it is difficult to imagine the enthusiasm which animates the people.
TRIEste, MARch 3. Ertract of a private letter in the Journal des Debats.
The situation of our neighbors, the Turks, excites the most lively attention. The revolutionary movements of Moldavia and Wallachia, happened precisely at the same moment that the Greeks of the Isle of Candia refused to pay the extraordinary tribute, which the Musilhim, or Governor of the lsle, had ordered to be levied upon them. Albania is far from being tranquil ; the Torzidas, from which tribe the famous Ali Pacha descends, shew a disposition to maintain his Mouctas, in the ossession of his hereditary domains. H. old Ali Pacha himself, by means of his immuense treasures, corrupts successively, the Generals who are sent to besiege him. The Servians are in negociation with the Porte, to demand the extension of the privileges that the late treaty between the Russians and the Ottoman empire insured them. The Divan has granted the diminution of the tribute Karatch, but not the military occupation of Belgrade. . The inhabitants of Bornia, though fanatical musselmen, have quarrels with their Pacha respecting the privileges which his troops, arrogate to themselves ; their minds are not alien from the disuse of a sort of independence, similar to that enjoyed by the Servians. To heighten their embarrassments, the Porte has imprudently announced its intention of depriving the powerful viceroy of Egypt of a moiety of his Pachalick. In such a situation, it is to be remarked that the eternal negociation between the Divan and the Russian Ambassador, relating to the fortresses of Poti and Bathaim, (in lower §§ are not terminated. Those which ha for their object the fixation of the limits on the side of Moldavia, were concluded some months ago, and it is not true, as was rumored, that the Russian army, under the orders of Prince Wittgenstein, is 100,000 strong; it scarcely consists of a quarter of that number, and is scarcely of sufficient force for the ordinary garrison service. Some Turks who have fled before the Arnauts and Wallachians, have arrived at the posts of the officers of the Austrian customs in the Bannat. As they dread the infection of the lague, they were not suffered to pass yond the line of their offices; where they remain like heaps of merchandize. P. S. It is at this moment confidently said, that the insurrection in Wallachia and Moldavia is extending, and that nearly 30,000 Greeks have enrolled themselves under the banners of Prince Ypsilanti. Some Russian officers, who have followed him, have been or. of their offices by the imperial government.
An English ministerial paper says, “if Prince Ypsilanti can maintain
himself for a short time even, against the Ottoman arms, with any apparent strength of adherents and of resources, the insurrection will spread : but it can terminate only in a useless waste of human life. Should the Turkish government be too weak to quell the rebellion, Austria and Russia are at hand, to end the struggle.
They will not be likely to permit the establishment of an independent Greek empire, and any question of protection by either of these powers, would involve formidable difficulties as connected with the political relations of Europe.”
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A bill, which was before the British Parliament for the relief of the Catholics, passed the House of Commons by a majority of 14; but was rejected in the House of Lords by a majority of 39.
.Amendments to the Constitution of JMassachusetts.--—The committee appointed by the late Convention to receive, count, and certify the votes on the several articles of amendment, met at Boston on the 23rd inst. It appears according to the statement ubished in the Boston papers, that nine of the articles of amendment proposed, are ratified and adopted by a majority of the people. The other five amendments are . by a majority of votes. The following are the heads of each article:—1. Religious worship, rejected; 2. Change of Election ..}; do.; 3. Governor's Negative, accepted; 4. City Incorporations, do.; 5. Senate and House, rejected ; 6. Qualification of Electors, accepted; 7. Choice of Notaries, &c. do.; 8. Militia minors allowed to vote for officers, do.; 9. Removal of Judges, rejected ; 10. Harvard College rights, do. ; 11. New oath of office, accepted; 12. Old oath and test abolished, do.; 13. Incompatibility of offices, do.; 14. Provision for amendments, do.
BALTIMoRE, MAY 21.
Lumber Trade.—It is estimated that upwards of 8,000,000 feet of lumber have been brought to this market from the states of New-York and Pennsylvania, down the Susquehannah river, during its late rise, as well as large quantities of pork, flour, &c.
Brazil.—A revolution broke out at