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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

GERMANY. ,

which, the original schools of the Extract of a Letter from J. F.Sting, orphan-house are su crowded with

Master of a Grueimar-School in children, that we are distressed for
Balingen, a Small Town in the room, though we can accommo-
Kingdom of Wiriemberg, daled date upwarus of 700.
thc 51h of Augns!, 1809.
On the 31st of June, a flash of

Extract of a Leller from Mr. J. T. fightnin struck a house in the

Kiesling, forchant at Nuremberg,

dated the 10th of January, 1810, suburbs of our town; and the fire

addressed to the Rev. C. Steinkopf. spread so rapidly, that, notwith. standing the most strenuous exer

As the different sums which you tions, in less than 22 hours the cominitted to our distribution have whole town was burned down, with long since been exhausied, I hum. the exception of a few houses. 320 bly beg leave once more to recomhouses were laid in ashes; and 630 mend to the attention of your befamilies derrived of their habita- nevolent Committee, the purnerous tious, and vs almost all their pro.. sufferers in Austria, Nuremberg, perty. Their misery and distress is Augępurg, Tyrol, and many oiher indescribable. They had suffered places, who have been reduced to much before from the war ; which, the greatest extremity by the late having eoually affected their neigh: awful war; so that some of them are bours, they can expect but little as.

literally siarving. Therefore, now sistance from them.

the kind assistance of the gecerous

friends in London, would prove Extract of a Letter from the Rev.

more acceptable than ever, and be Dr. Knapp, Director of the Ora

productive of the greatest blessings,

for which our commoa Lord would phan-House in Halle, in Saxony,

richly reward them. dated the 12th of August, 1809.

On, ye generous friends of hu. Hitserto the Lord has helped manity in England, could you but us in the mids: of various difficule for a moineni be transported to the ties. Our university again subsisis cabins of Poverty in Germany, since Easier, 1808, though very see their distresses and hear their thinly attended, to what it formerly tales of woe, your hearis would was. That God bas preserved melt within you, and you would Franck's Institutions, rotwithstand- gladly exert yourselves io ine ut. ing the pressure of the times, and most to alleviate the burdens of the failure of former resources, is your suffering fellow. pilgrims; and a wonder in our sight, and has now to our blessed Lord and Savi. greatly strengthened my faith. Our our, I commit every tbiog: he has government has last year done more the hearts of his people in England for their support than we ever could in his own hands; and can incline have expected. It is true, they them as seemeth good to bimself. signified to as they could not continue it to the same extent for the future ; but He, who has the hearts

FRANCE.. of all inen in his hands, and to whom Paris, March 1. - Napoleon has all resources are open, can easily decreed that the Edict of Louis the contiane lu provide for it; for one xivti, founded upon the Declaration thing is evident, that the blessing of of the Clergy of France respecting their Founder still res's upon them. the Ecclesiastical-Power, made in the In extent, they have reccotly increas- month of March 1682, shall be a ge. ed, ia cons:quence of an order from: neral law of the empire. government, that the two grammar. The principal point of this Decla. schools in the town should be in.' ratiop is, that neither the successors corporated with thein ; besides of St. Peter, nor cren the whole

church, have received from God any This will be useful to them till they power over things temporal and are able to translate the New Tescivil, but only over spiritual mat. taient themselves. ters. The chief article is succeeded Haviny finiened the translation by three other articles, declaring, and urinting of the New Testameot That, even in spiritual matters, the in the Orissa language, they are power of the Pope is limited by the about to commence a Mission to Decrees of the Council of Constance, that part of India; for which pure and by the usages and constitutions pose Providence appears to have of the Gallican Chureb.

provid:d suitable inst umenis; and By a late Decree of the French the expence is prop sad to be deEmperor, the Roman territory is

fraved by the churco at Calcutta. to be divided into two departments :

There have been, we rejoice to bear, i The departinent of Rome, and the

several remarkable instances of department of Trasimene; the for converting grace among ihe Euromer to send seven deputies, the lat. peans ; one of whom was a potori.

ous infidel. ter four. to the Legijative Bods in

P e France. The territory is to give

Mr. Carey, who has been very the title of King of Rome to the he.

a dangerousit ill, s mercifully recoe reditary imperiat prince and the vered ; but is si li indisposed, ' : city is to be deemed the second city of the empire.

Extract of a Letter from Mr. De By this decree, the Popes are to Queteville, Preacher 10 the French make oath never to do any thing Methou:sts, in the Islands of Guern. contrary to the four propositions of sey and Jersey, to Dr. Coke. « the Gallican church, agreed to in

[From the Methodist Magazine.] i the assembly of the clergy in 1682. The decree further provides for

Monsieur P. informs me, that ibe

Reformed in France are in high the temporal support of the Pope. He is to have palaces in several parts

credit : that Monsieur S has of the empire, where he may wish

great interest with Napoleor, and to reside ; and of course, one at

is the friend of the Minister of the

Interior ; and that the sincere Me. Rome and one at Paris, with a

thodists are much esteemed where revenue of two millions (we suppose of francs); but he is to have no

they are kuown.

The Emperor has of late publigh. temporal authority. .

ed a Declaration, which he has ob;.

liged the Priests to read in their · Baptist Mission, East Indies.

several congregations, staling, that We are informed that pleasing they who call themselves The Sucaccounts of the State of the Nis. cessors of Jesus Christ, and his sion have lately been received. The Apostles, ought to imitate their work of grace appears to be going Master ; who publicly avowed,' My on among the natives ; and also kingdom is not of this world;' and among some Portugueze Catholics, who took oo part in the public af. at Calculla. The Missionaries at fains of the stale; but was wholly Goamalty, Dinargepore, and Ber occupied about spiritual thingi. hampore, have likewise been success. He says that he will listen to them ful. The brethren Chater and F. when they speak to bim on subjects Carey have got into their new conneeted with the salvation of his miss on-house at Rangoon; and soul; but on no other ! ! !'. are so far piasters of the language. You will be pleased with the ac. as to be ab è lo nieet the natives cunt Mrs. Many has given me of twice a week, and converse with Mr Pontavice. She says that he ar. them about religion. They have rivel m. Cæen a little before their met with a hook, containing Scriie departure, on a visit to the Society, ture, Extracts, translated into two as he had been accustomed to do Burman' language, by an fiaiian every winter ; and, in the intervals, Nissionary, who has been in the he wrote them very edifying pasa country five - and .twenty years. – toral letters: that he is much alive

to God, préaches with great power, some of the Jews, when attending and sees the frait of his labour their dying beds, and in the near amongst the inhabitants of Bolbec, prospect of eternity, If Jesus of where he statedly ministers. He is Nazareth, in wbom the Christians held in high estimation by the Re- believe, be the true Messiah, may formed Ministers, whó frequently God have mercy upon you for bis in vite bim to preach in their sake!' churches, where he has crowded congregations. -- The last Whitsu! tide he spent al Rouen, in supplying Power of Conscience. the place of one of the ministers A Man and his wise were recently who' was indisposed. The church

executed at Augsburgh for murder, could not contain the crowds of the discovers of which, after a long Protestants and Roman Catholics; lapse of time strongly manifests the who listened with th:e greatest at.

impossibility of eluding the all-seeing

in tention, whilst he publisied the

eye of Providence. The criminal, 's doctrines of salvation as ihey are whose name was Wincze, was origi: taught ainoagsi us.

pally of Nurenburgh ; but removed • Mrs. Mahy observes further, The

be to Augsburgh in 1788 ; where he little Society at Beuville was much folin per the law. In this city he affected at our departure, and shed

became intimate in the family of many tears. They are very lively ; Mr. Glers, to whose daughter he as are a few others in the Commune

paid his addresees; but the old of Conde. Two are dead ; and a

man not sanctioning his, visits, he few bave turned aside. There are

met the daughter privately, seduced eighieen in Society at Beuville, and

her, and persuaded her, in order eighteen at Perier, one of theni was

to remove the only obstacle to their formerly a great opposer of the

union, lo administer poison to her truth ; but now he is a leading man;

a leading man; father! The horrid plan succeeded, and, in the absence of Mr. M. reads

no suspicions were entertained, and sermons to the people.'

their union put him in possession of

the father's wealth. During a Jews in Poland.

period of twenty-one years they

· were externally happy; but, in secret, A MINISTER of the gospel now in a prey to the greatest remorse. London, who was in Poland Jast At length, unable to endure any year, relates the following remark longer the load of guilt, the wife able fact :- Several of the Jewish made confession of the particulars Rabbis in that country, entertaining of the atrocious crime she had been

ome apprehensions concerning the prevailed on to commit. The hus. possible truth of ihe Christian Reli- band was apprehended ; and both gion, have been known to say to suffered by an ignominious death.

LONDON.

The Annual Meeting of the BRITISH AND Foreign BIBLE SOCIETY will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at the Old) London Tavern, in Bishopsgate Street, near Corvhill, the former place of meeting having been found too small. --The President will take the Chair precisely at Twelve o'clock, - The Anonai Serinon for the Benefit of The London Female PENITEN• TIARY, will be preached on Wednesday Evening, the 2d of May, at St. Lawrence Jewry Church, near Guildhall, by the Rev. Legh Richmond, A. M. Rector of Turvey, Bedfordshire, - Service to begin at Half past six oʻCluck, precisely.

- The Annual Meeting of the Society engaged in the Support of the London Female Penitentiary, will be held on Tuesday, the sth of May, at the New London Tavern, Cheapside, at Twelve o'Clock, precisely,

The Annual Meeting of this Society will, if God permit, be held in

London, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 9th, 10th, and 11th Days of May. — The Arrangement of the Services is as follows:

SURRY CHAPEL. Wednesday Morning, May 9, the Rev. W. B. COLLYER, D. D. of Peck. ham, to preach.

TABERNACLE. Wednesday Evening. The Rev. T. KELLY, A. M. of Dublin, to preach.

SILVER STREET. Thursday Morning, May 10, the Members and Friends of the Society will meet at the Rev. Mr. Jones's Chapel, Silver Street, to transact the usual Business of the Institution, to hear the Anaual Report, and elect Officers and Directors for the Year ensuing. An Address will be delivered to the Society.

: TOTTENHAM-COURT CHAPEL. Thursday Evening, the Rev. G. Collison, of Walthamstow, to preach.

ST. BRIDE'S CHURCH, FLEET STREET. Friday Morning, May 11, the Rev. W. B. Cocker, A. M. Vicar of Bunny and Ruddington, in the County of Nottingham, to preach.

On Friday Afternoon, at Four o'Clock, the remaining Business of the Society will be transacted at the School-Room of Sion Chapel.

AT SION CHAPEL. On Friday Evening the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be adminis. tered to those Members and Friends of the Missionary Society who are

Stated Communicants with a Christian Church (of whatever form) who * produce Tickets, signed by their respective Ministers. It is hoped that no

Person will be offended by the strict regard which, to prevent confusion, or the admission of improper persons, must be paid to this Regulation

Ministers resident in town, will be pleased to send to the Secretary, 53, Hatton Garden, for Tickets, on the preceding Thursday, Friday, or Satur, day Morning. Ministers from the Country may obtain them on Monday Afternoon, at No. 9, Old Swan Stairs; or on Wednesday Morning, before the Service, at Sorry Chapel.

We are desired to say, That the Front Seats in the Galleries at each of the Chapels, being resérved for the Ministers, other persons are requested not to occupy thein.

The Morning Services will commence at Half past Ten, and the Even: isg Services at Six. A Collection will be made at each place..

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The Annual Meeting of the RELIGIOUS Tract Society will be held on Thursday, the 10th of May, at the City of London Tavern, Bishopsgale, Street, at Seven u'Clock in the Morning.

The Annual Meeting of the HIBERNUN SOCIETY, for the Diffusion of Religious Knowledge in Ireland, will be held on Friday, the IIth of May, at Seven in the Morning, at the New London Tavern, Cncapside.

The Annual Meeting of the General CongreGÁTIONAL UNION will be held on Wediesday Morning, May the 16th, at the Rev. Mr. Wall's Meet. ing-House, Payenicut, Moorfields; when a Sermon will be preached by the Rev. Dr. Winter, - Service to begin a! Eleven o'clock. The Business of the Society will be transacted after the Service. The Members and Friends of the Union are reqnested to breakfast tocether of the New London Tavern, at Halt pasi Seven in the Morning of the same day.

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TOLERATION ACT. . In consequence of the Motions made by Lord Sidmouth, in the House of Lords, we are informed, that Returns have been transmitted by the Registrars in each Diocese, of the number of places registered therein ; and also by the Clerks of the Peace of the several Counties, both of the Preachers and Places licensed therein, according to the Toleration Act, from the beginning of the year 1760, to the end of the year 1808. The totals, we understand, are as follow:

Number of Places registered in the PLACES. PREACHERS.
Bishops' Courts

10,154
Number of Places registered at the
*De Quarter Sessions -

2,007 Number of Preachers at ditto - . -

3,672

Total - 12,161 3,672 *... We confess that the number of preachers falls far below our expectaLtion, and seems not to afford any ground of alarm, even to those who are the most jealous on account of the supposed increase of Methodist aud Dissenting Teachers.. : la looking over the list of counties, the greatest numbers are, as might be expected, in ihe most populous places; for instance,

• Yorkshire, 351 | Middlesex, 810. g. If there has been any abuse of the Toleration Act, by obtaining licences, by persons who are not preachers, we suspect it has beeo in London. We are assured, by ministers in the countrị of considerable informalind, that no case ever came wilbin their observation of such a frand. Indeed, such cases are so few, that it seems preposterous to ground an infringement of the Toleration Act on such a pretext. Besides, the evil, if it really exists, is already obviated, in great part, as the late Mi. litia Bilis excuse no preacher from serving, unless he be the minister of 'a congregation.

As to the number of places licenced, it is not very great : twelve thousand in 48 yeais, is only about 250 in a year; which is not five annually in every county, and if we take into the account, as we certainly ought, that, in many casts, four or five different licences bave been obtained for one congregation (as a dwelling-house, a barn, a small meeting, and then a larger) the number is much reduced.

Then again, let it be remembered, that many a place has been licenced, for fear of disturbance or persecution ; in which there has been preaching but once or twice, or for a very short time, and then dropped. Our bree thren in the country weil koow this. This will reduce the number still lower; and itrus, taking the above and other similar circumstances into consideration, it seems probable that not more than 5000 or 6000 places have (probably many of these are merely Sunday-Schools) in nearly 50 years, been licen.ced : a number by no means formidable to thinking and candid men, who wish to promote the religious instruction of the poor alud ignorant.

African Institution. THE Annual Meeling of this so couragement of Agricultural, Me. ciety was huld at Freemasons' Hall, chanical, and Cominercial Pursuiis on the 28th of March, the Duke of adong the natives of Africa. The Gloucester in the Chair. Au in Report siates, that the enemies of teresting Report was read by the the abolition of the slave trade have Secretary; from which it appears been actively employed in altemptthat the Committee have diligentlying to evade the operation of the directed their alter,'ion to the eno a solition - Jaws, by carrying on a

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