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perature was so severe, that the snow, the Great Mountains, whence the Missouri which was two feet deep, did not disappear has its source; and, that on crossing these till the end of March. He found different mountains, he would immediately reach colonies of Indians; who, in general, gave the South Sea. The smaller torrents, him a good reception, and furnished him which Aow into this river, being all distin. with what necessaries he required. They guished by French names; it may be preinformed him, that he would have 200 sumed, that the Preuch from Canada hard leagues to travel before he could reach penetrated into these countries; which the Great Cataract; and about the saine have been since visited by Mackenzie. number further, before he could arrive at
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Protestant Clergyman in Austria thus SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF
which The society has circulated an address was the cause of our misfortune, we, and to the public, in which they develope the the whole country round, being thereby views and principles of their institution ; exposed to plunder. My wife and chiland call on all who have at heart the best doen Bed-I alone remained in the house. interests of the nation to countenance At eight in the evening the French enand support their efforts in favour of mo- tered our village ; at twe.ve in the night rality and religion Various objections they came to me. As long as I had plenty whicb have been preferred against them of provisions, and the protection of two are answered ; and various calumnies sa. officers, every thing went on well ; but tisfactorily refuted. We recommend a when these were consumed, and my properusal of this address to all friends of tectors gone, I then could no longer escape good order. A copy of it may be ob- being plundered. I was obliged to leave tained by application at the society's of- my house, and every thing in it, to their fice, No. 31, Essex Street, Strand, or at the mer y, and save myself by flight. - When Shops of the following booksellers; Riving. I came back I found every thing gone or tons, Hatchard, Butterworth, and Ri- ruined.—No less than 50,000 men passed cbardson.
through our place, and the greatest distress Besides what I had on, I had nothing left, thing else. And what new changes and but one pair of stockings, together with an disasters, my dear friend, may we not have apron and an old handkerchief, which is to expect yet? May Almighty God only worth nothing. My husband met with a preserve our former constitution, under similar fate, having nothing left but what which our country has been happy, and be had on.
prevails here. SOCIETY FOR RELIEVING THE DIS
" P. S. Written by the wife of the TRESSED GERMANS, &c.
Clergyman. - The French took every Since our last the committee who have thing we possessed our provisions, clothes, undertaken the distributions of the money linen, &c. My husband was stripped of his raised for alleviating the distresses on the great coat, and his boots were even taken Continent, have communicated to the sub- from bis legs. They tore my handkerchief scribers a variety of fresh details. We off my neck. They first took the money, extract a few passages as furnishing a faint and then every thing els. They had exemplification of the miseries reserved nearly compelled my husband to go with for England in the event of a sućcessful them in order to point out the richest farPrench invasion. May they serve to sti. mers. They literally left us nothing, for mulate us to unabated exertion in our what they could not carry off hey entirely country's cause, and to reconcile us to any destroyed. Our drawers anil presses they sacrifices, howevergreat, which our national broke in pieces ; they pulled the bed. security may require : and may they clothes off the bed, which, together with serve also to awaken in us gratitude to the curtains, they cut in pieces. When we God for past exemption ; and a disposi- returned to the house we found nothing tion to testify that gratitude by acts of be- left. Had not our neighbours brought us neficence to our suffering brethren, A food, we must have perished for want.--chant in Memmingen. the benevolent resolutions of your poble Society for procuring relief to the distress. “ Our city also sustained a very consis ed in Germany.
Thanks be to God that it is the bigh value of which you certainly over. We are in tolerable health, to be quite feel as deeply as I do.” well is not to be expected, being full of “ The adversities and calamities we cares and sorrows, in want of all necessa- have incessantiy been struggling with these ries of life, and having no money where- three years, and the iniseries and dangers with to purchase them. God will provide. which still threaten and surround us, are: We felt the greatest anxiety concerning great beyond description, and it certainly our children.”
requires a firm and manly courage, and
much Christian confidence, not to despair Erfurl, Jan. 3, 1806.
at the terrible sight of them. Every where " The present war, and the march of
nurubers of estates are to be sold, and troops, which have almost centered in our
their value of course has greatly dininishneighbourhood, and are still here, have
ed. In villages and cities, the best sicarried the misery to its highest pitch : by
tuated aud convenient houses are oilered so many thousand men meeting in this for any price. People of extended pospoint, our general stock of provisions is sessions feel happy to get money lent on completely consumed. From the public high interest from foreiga, usurers. Many magazines, which formerly supplied the
respectable persons, who formerly lived in market in time of need at a moderate
abundance, people of every rank an deprice, nothing is furnished, because all is scription, have been under the necessity, required for the soldiers: nor are the poor,
of parning every thing, to pay the contrias formerly, stipplied with wood at a low butions, feed the Freuch soldiery, and price. Hence we now often hear of per
save their families from starving. Comsons who have put an end to their lives. A
merce and trade hare been almost entirely man, who was a carter, took prise en lately destroyed, with many other useful branches in despair, and left a wife and six chil
of industry. Artists and professional men dren. Another man, also a father of five
of every description want customers and children, hanged himself. In sbort the
employment. The funds for relieving the misery is indescribable, and will increase
poor have decayed and diminished, while daily is relief is not soon given.
the number of those that live on a'ms have
increased. The many charitable instituErtract of a Letter from the Right Rev. Dr.
tions, every where established to distribute Salforid, Abbot of Loccum, to the Rro. Mr. Kueper, German Chaplain to his Majesty provide for the most urgent wants of the
Rinforı! Soup and fuel, all fall short to et St. James's.
distressed." “In my last I testified to you the great Extract of Letter from a respectable Mer. joy our State Ministers feel, with me, at
derable loss in the late unhappy war. When « The most dreadful thing now is the the Austrians first arrived here, in eudea. want of corn, together with the want of vouring to fortify the city, they ruined money to procure considerable supplies many hundred acres of rich garden ground from foreign countries. This is the more Many families, which supported them severely felt, as amongst the country peo- selves by cultivating hops, lost their alla pie ilere are many hundreds that will be When the French came, our misery in quito impoverished for want of horses, creased. For four days no house bad less which are taken from them, and either lost than six soldiers quartered upon them, or ruined. Those few that came back most bad from sixteen to twenty, and were disabled, and the good ones that were many even from fifty to sixty. Hal they Jeft, have been afterwards, and are conti- been satisfied with what our poor citizens nually used for transporting magazines, could atford, it would have been tolerable artillery, and baggage waggons belonging -but I shall never forget their cruelty. to the Prussian, Russian, Swedish, and Having an officer quartered upon me, I English troops. It is only the English who used to hear the cries and lamentations of pay for those borses as well as for every the poor, whom these barbariens, las another. the diseases, that have been brought into
driven from their own houses, because they open air. The unthrashed corn was taken were unable to supply thein with delica- from the barns, to build huts, light fires, cies for the gratification of their palate. and feed the horses : when this was exThe melancholy consequences of this was pended, whole villages were pulled down very manifest at Christmas. At this season to keep up watch-fires." it is custoinary for several of the Patriciaus, and six merchant-houses, to give to every
Uln, January 10, 1806. poor person that calls, This year, for the
“ Let me give you a few particulars re. first time, many very decent citizens ap- specting the melancholy fate of the village peared among the number, entirely as Jungingeo. Three times were the French beggars, so that the heart of every true pa
driven out of it by the Austrians. All the triot could not but bleed at the sight of houses were shot through. The poor inbathem."
bitants concealed themselves as well as Professor Timæus, of Luneburg, in a they could. When the French had at last Jetter to the Rer. Mr. Schwabe, in London, gained the victory, they began to plunder. states the miseries of his country, Han- Every thing moveable was taken away, over, to be very great.
He considers one
even the clothes of the children. The fourth of the inbabitants of Luneburg as
flour they baked iannediately, but in such completely ruined. Nothing is left of
a hurry, that it was not properly kneadtheir property ; they must live on the la
ed, so that even after the loaves were bour of their hands; and can scarcely do
baked they were full of water. that at present, as no work is to be obtained. jurige by this, now they were baked. The “ 'The many millions of debt that the
wife of a rich farmer expostulated with country inevitably contracted during the them : ' Take,' said she's all the four I last three years," he adds, “impose upon
have, use it properly, and there will be the inhabitants of Luneburg a heavy pro- plenty, but do not waste it in such a sinful portion of taxes; which must oft nbe ex
manner.' But all her remonstrances were torted with tears, and the sale of the last ineffectual They drew the oats unzlırashremaining property. Humanity, Justice, ed before the horses, and strewed the corn
for their own beds. and Mercy, cease, where the bayonet rules."-" Two very bad harvests add to
“ One poor woman, who was destitute the causes of distress. In many parts, the
of provisions for herself and five small farmer has scarcely obtained sufficient for children, was compelled to emigrate. She his own consumption.”—“ More dreadful
set off with an infant in her arms, and the than all this, is the moral corruption and
ellest child a cripple of ten years, led
The father was just on the point our country by the war. Infidelity, illicit of following with the rest of the family,
when a ball struck bim. A neighbour ran intercourse of the sexes, with all its dread
to his assistance, and filding him weltering. ful consequences,-contempt of the most sacred obligations,-are the melancholy
in his blood, he fetched back his wife, but bequests left to us. They are spread, and
the poor man soon died of his wound. - As have taken deep root among the higher
the provisions were all consumed, the viland lower classes; and show, even now,
lage was entirely deserted for some time, symptoms, which must blight for many ge
with the exception of a single individual.
No idea can be formed of the mournful nerations, the noblest hopes of humanity.”
aspect of this village, with many others, Augsburg, January 6, 1806. after the battle. Numbers of French and • " The places which have most suffered Austrians, mingled with horses, guns, are, Svabia, especially the environs of sabres, &c. were dispersed over the fields, Ulm; and the environs of Brunn and Olm?'12,
dead or wounded, some stripped entirely near which the dreadful battle of Austerlitz
of their clothes. The parsonage of this took place. Three times, viz. in 1796, village was so damaged as to be quite un1800, and 1805, has the theatre of war
inhabitable, so that the Clergyman was been brought into Swabia; three entire obliged to remove to a town at some disdistricts, namely Soflingen, Ellschingen,
tance ; from whence he now walks every and Alpeck, are totally annihilated.
Sunday, even in the worst weather, there “ When Bonaparte, in October, with being no horse left to carry him.” 200,000 men, surrounded the 84,000 Letter from the Reo. John Gosner, dated Agstrians, the season was very severe; Dirlewung, 17th January, 1806. nearly 300,000 men, without tents, and
“ The miserics and sufferings of Ulm, without provisions, were obliged to lie in the
you have already heard of; that quarter
has undoubtedly suffered most. In inany girl in her stead, who is very hopeful. We districts everything was consumed or allow any one who is grown up to leave us, plundered. Clothes, inoney, utensils, without requiring hiin to pay any thing for wood, cattle, horses, &c. were forc bly his redemption, even although we have taken, and from many houses even the ransoined him in consequence of bis prodoors, beams, and every article of timber, fession of Christianity. One young lad for the supply of their watch-fires. A has wavered a good deal. He has left us and Frenchman, ou his return, related the pain- returned repeatedly. We have almost no ful sensations feit by biin on an occasion hope of him. We have about 15 however, when he was forcing the beams of one who are in a very hopeful state. The madwelling, with the poor inhabitants weep- jority of them are able to judge concerning ing around him. He quitted his attempt ; right and wrong. Some of them show such his compassion, however, availed but lite marks of seriousness as have frequently tle ;-ten others followed and removed been observed in youths, and written and all."
published with the view of impressing the
minds of those who are less religiously ia. Erlangen, January 22, 1806.
clined. One young Sultan about 17 or 18 " ( yesterday received letters from my years of age (Katugeny) has had the resobrother in Vienna, containing the follow- lutiou to renounce Mohammedanism, em. ing reply upon the subject in question. brace Christianity, and live in our family. The districts of Krems, Siein, Mautern, He is neither very religious nor otherwise, Slockerau, Hollabrunn, Mallebeu, Znaim, but he possesses a strong judgment, and is and their neighbourhood, have suffered convinced that Mahommedanism is an imdreadfully. Most of the inhabitants have posture. Mr. Dickson, one of the mis-, forsaken their dwellings, nearly all have sionaries, is appointed by the Society to been burnt, and converted into so many teach the children English. Abdy, the late heaps of ruins. They now wander about Mohammedan priest of the village at which in the utmost distress, and are starving – we live, teaches them the Turkish language, At Witterbach, near Mariazell, the whole and the principles of Christianity, froin a place was completely ransacked and plun- Turkish tract which I have written and dered; indeed the whole of that neigh- printed, and from some catecbisms which bourhood suffered extremely. Every day, I wrote, but which have not been printed. and indeed every hour, presents objects to The priest possesses a strong judgment and my view, who formerly could themselves a metaphysical turn of mind.
He is very give, but who now supplicate bread at the thoughtful and uneasy in his mind. I bave doors of others: their whole families dis- little doubt of his rejoicing at the success persed, and the greater part despairing of of Christianity, yet he has not had the rehelp, present an awful spectacle as you solution to embrace it bimself. view them in the extremes of despair, “ You have without doubt heard that semoving in a state of stupor, with their veral of our number died, and that the feelings paralized.--- In most of the above same mortality prevailed among the woquarters battles and cannonadings took men as among the inen, After hearing place. Numbers of men and cattle were this, it is not surprising if you suppose the killed, who, from the diminished number p'ace where we have settled to be very of inhabitants, have not been buried suffi- unhealthy. It is to be observed, however, ciently deep; an epidemical disease may that few of the died in our settlement. therefore be feared towards spring. It One woman died in it in childbed, an event prevails awfully already about Olmutz.” that might have bappened in any place.
The rest, excepting an old woman, died in a Russian town above 30 versts from Ka
rass, to which we supposed ourselves to be MISSION IN TARTARY.
driven in consequence of a war which broke Erlrart of a letter from the Rov. H. Brunton
out between the Russians and Cabardians, to a friend, duled Karuss, 15th Feb. 1506.
and which is scarcely yet come to a con
clusion. The natural unhealthiness of the “It is probable you have seen some ac- place does not seem to me to be any dise count of our mission, wherefore it is unne- couragement, but the plague bas raged cessary for me to enlarge upon the circuin- around us for two or three years past, stances of it. One old man whom we ran- which is somewhat alarming. Agues have somed for a trifle died a Mabommedan. been more severe this season than usual. One woman left us, having given a young Cancers and epilepsies are pretty frequent