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prices, of Bibles and Testaments, and the BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. printing of a new edition of the Bohemian Tae second report of the Committee of this Scriptures. Another £.100 has been res beneficent institution being published, we mitted to aid this last object, and a farther are enabled to lay before our readers a sum- donation of the same amount is promised mary of its proceedings during the last to the Berlin Society, in the event of their year.
undertaking to print an edition of the Polish Groat exertions have been made to give Bible. These transactions were previous to jt publicity and promote its success, and the rupture between this country and Prus. the advantage of these exertions is mani. sia. fested in the rapid increase of the Society's
In the last report mention was made of funds, by the donations both of indivi- the anxiety manifested by some Roman duals and congregations, and by the en
Catholics in Germany to procure the Scrip. largement of the list of its members.
tures, and that the Committee had agreed The example of the Society, as was to distribute among them at the expense of stated in the report of last year, had ex- the Society 1000 copies of the Protestant tended its influence to the Continent, and New Testament. This donation has been has, as now appears, produced there very thankfully accepted. A Bible Society has beneficial effects.
also been established at Ratisbon, sup. The Nuremberg Bible Society, which ported by Roman Catholics, for the express owed its origin to the British Society, has purpose of circulating the New Testament printed a German Protestant edition of the
among their own poor, thousands of whora New Testament which is sold at the low have never had an opportunity of reading price of five pence each copy; the use of the Scriptures. The translation employed standing types having enabled the Society by them is said by competent judges to be to supply New Testaments at this easy unexceptionable. rate,
It was afterwards proposed to print A sum of twenty pounds has been remit. a complete copy of the Old and New Testa- ted to Dr. Knapp, of Halle, in Saxony, for ment by standing types, and in an improved the purpose of supplying the poor in Gal. form; but although the expense was esti- licia, who are in great want of the Scripmated only at 2.10no, it was found diffi- tures, with Bibles from the Bible Instilo, cult to collect so large a sum, in conse- tion which has been established at Halle quence of the calamities in whicli Germany for more than a century. had been involved. The Committee re- To the Bible Society at Basle, 2.100 has solved to assist the Nurenberg Society by been sent for the purpose of purchasing a farther donation of £.200. This has French Protestant Bibles, to be sold or dis. enabled them to proceed to the execution tributed among the Swiss and French poor, of their proposal, only substituting for the at the discretion of the Basle Society. standing types the Stereotype, by which con. It having appeared that a great want of siderably more than 300,000 copies may Bibles prevails in Esthonia, Finland, and be printed without renewing the plates. Sweden, the Committee resolved to grant A supply of cheap Bibles will thus be af. a donation of £.150, to promote the circu. forded to the poor protestants of Germany, lation of the Scriptures in those parts, as probably for some years to come.
soon as a Bible Society shall have been The expectation held out in the report of established there. Jast year, of establishing a Bible Society at With a view to supplying the French Berlin has been realized. It is under the and Spanish prisoners of war iu this coun. direction of persons of rank, and his Prus- try with the Scriptures, a contract has been sian Majesty has not only signified his ap- entered into for a stereotype edition of the probation of it, but has assisted the funds French Bible; and in the mean time €.100 by a donation. In the Prospectus of this has been expended in distributing French institution, its formation is expressly as- Testaments among them; and 2000 copies cribed to the example and aid of the Son of the New Testament have been ordered ciety in England; and its objects are de- to be printed in the Spanish language, clared to be the gratuitous distribution to with 1000 extra copies of the Gospel of St. the Prussian poor, or the sale at very low Matthew only. The bounty of the Com.
mittee has been gratefully acknowledged delayed, notwithstanding the anxiety of the by the prisoners and a farther supply bas Committee to fulfil the just expectations of been solicited.
the people of that principality, chiefly The Committee have directed 1000 Gere by impediments connected with the meman Bibles and 2000 German Testaments chanical process of Stereotype printing. to be procured for the accommodation of The Welch New Testament has however the natives of Germany residing in Eng• bren at length completed, and the whole land.
Bible, it is boped, will in no long time be The edition of the Gospel of St. John, ready for distribution. Twenty thousand translated into the Mohawk language, by copies of the entire Bible, and ten thousand Teyoninhokarawen, a chief of that nation, more of the New Testameut in 12mo will and printed at the expense of the Society, be printed. reached Montreal at the close of last
In Bengal a commencement has been year. The Indian interpreters have de- made in translating the Scriptures into clared the translation to be very correct. Chinese. In March 1805, the translation
The Committee have furnished a respect of the book of Genesis and the Gospel of able clergyman in Ireland with 1000 Tes- St. Matthew was in a state of forwardness, taments for distribution among the Roman and some chapters of each had been printed. Catholics of that country, and they have And under the auspices of the college at agreed to furnish the Association at Dublin Fort William, the Scriptures are in the for promoting the knowledge of the Chris- course of translation into all the languages tian religion, with Bibles and Testaments of Oriental India*. on the same advantageous terms on wbich Two editions of the English New Tests they themselves procure them from the ment, (8vo. and 12mo.) printed by stereo. University. It clearly appears that Bibles type, under the direction of the University * may be circulated among the Roman Ca- of Cambridge, have been printed for the tholics with little difficulty; a Society has Society, and members may now obtain cobeen formed for that express purpose ; and pies of them on applying to the Depositary, the admission of them into schools has' 19, Little Moorfields. A large edition of been recommended even by a Roman the complete Bible is in the presst. Catholic Bishop.
An Association has been formed in Lon. The zealous exertions of the friends of don, (we noticed it in a former number) for the institution in Scotland have been con. contributing to the fund of the British and tinued with unremitted activity and great Foreign Bible Society, by sınall monthly success. In this good work the Presbyte- subscriptions. ries of Glasgow and Edinburgh have sig- The different denominations of ChrisDalized themselves. And the Society for tians at Birmingham · have united their efpropagating Christian Knowledge in Scot. forts in order to procure subscriptions for land have signified their willingness to the institution, and a large contribution has unite their cordial efforts with those of the been the fruit of their zeal. British and Foreign Bible Society. From In closing the report, the Committee the information obtained by the Committee, wish to guard the friends of the Society there remained no room to doubt, that al- against relaxing their exertions to procure though the Society in Scotland were about contributions to its funds, under an idea to publish an edition of 20,000 Gaelic Bi- that they are sufficiently ample. — The bles, a great want of Gaelic Bibles would completion of the various works already restill necessarily prevail. By this conside- solved one, will require large disbursements: ration, independently of the claim which The extient to which the Scriptures are arose from the liberality of the contribu- circulated will materially depend on the tions received from Scotland, the Commit- moderation of the price at which they can tee were led to determine on printing forth. be sold: and the reduction of price must with another edition of the Gaelic Scrip- be regulated by a regard to the Society's tures of 20,000 copies.
To the Island of Jersey, where the Scrip. * We understand that a donation of tures in the French language, the common £.1000 has since been voted by the comlanguage of the island, were become very mittee in aid of this grand design. scarce, the Committee have directed 300 + Bibles and Testaments are purcopies of the French Testament to be sent chased by the Society at the wholesale for distribution.
price, from which, in selling them to memThe publication of the proposed edition bers, there is a deduction made of 20 per of the Welch Scriptures has bitherto been cent.
funds. It would be highly desirable that that Dr. Vanderkemp and his brother Mis. the price could be so reduced as to suit the sionaries had become objects of suspicion circunstances of the lower classes.- In and jealousy to the Dutch Goverplnent, short, there is no linit to the beneficial which had been induced, by the repreoperations of the institution both at home sentation of the Boors to regard them as and abroad, but what its funds may pre- attached to the English interest, and likely scribe. Much, it is admitted, has ber. therefore to employ their influence with the done towarus accomplisting the Society's natives improperly, and to reject all their object; but that object must be regarded applications to return to their congregation as imperfectly accomplished whilst any at Bethelsdorp, or to be permitted to con: nations remain to whom the blessings of tinue their mission in any other part of the the floly Scriptures have not yet been con- Colony. The Missionaries feared that they veyed. “ And what object,” the Com- would be under the necessity of entirely mittee ol serve in conclusion, “ can be abandoning the Colony, when the English more important; what more worthy the expedition arrived, and the Cape became united cñorts of all Christians? If the Scrip- once more subject to this country. Three tures contain the doctrines vif salvation; days after Sir David Baird bad taken posand if there be thousands and tens of thou- session of Cape Town, he sent for Dr. VanSands, even among those profe::sing the re- derkemp to consult with him how he might ligion of Christ, and capable of reading the best dispose of the Plottentot prisoners of sacred records in which it is contained, war. The Doctor hoped that he should who are yet prevented by poverty or other find an opportunity of recommending the circumstances from possessing ishem, an in- mission 10 the Governor's protection, and stitution, the sole object of which is to sup- of obtaining permission to return to Bethelsply these wants, can stand in need of no dorp, particularly as his friend Van Ryne. recommendation. Such an object will suf- veid, a man irell atfected to the cause of ficiently account for the deep interest religion, had been nominated to an imporwhich the Bible Society bas ex.cited in the tant situation. M. Kicherer has been ap. United Kingdom, and authorizes the fairet pointed by Sir James Baird to the living of hopes that it will continue to receive the Graff Reinet. He accepted the appointsupport of the friends of revealed religion. ment, on condition of being allowed still to When we reflect on the alarming and af- superintend the mission at Zak River. fictive dispensations of Provide pce u hich
OTANEITE. have visited foreign nations, whilst we have
Accounts have been received froin the been blessed with an exemption fi om them, Missionaries at Otaheite, dated July 1805. gratiture to the great Disposer of events in
Little or no eirect seems to have attended every possible way is more than a common
their labours among the inlyabitants, except duty; and in endeavouring to pri hnote bis
that inany of them had obtained a consider bonour by the diffusion of the Holy Scrip- able knowledge of the doctrives of Christures, we discharge but a small pay of those ianity. The discouragements arising fioun soluinn obligations which his sit gular faFour so peculiariy imposes on us..
this soulce, together with their seclusion What
from society, and the other anpleasanteflects inay flow froin the most sa cessful
nesses of their situation, had led them to labours of the Society, is not within the limits of human foresight: Pauli ay piant, Island. The Island was then in peace, but
entertain serious thoughts of leaving the Apollos may water, but it is God: done who
the natives, it is said, discovered so great giveth the increase. But we may be atlowed to entertain a reasonable expecta
an eagerness to procure warlike impletion, that the seed of the word nill not be
ments, that they would pay for a musket sown in vain; and that amongst the pum
siity or seventy times its value. The bers to whom it will be convey od by thing
king, it seems, has applied himself with Societs, many will receive it ivi th joy, and
great assiduity to acquire the English cultivate it with profit; and that the hene.
language, and his proficiency has been ficial effects of the institution will extend
such, that a short letter, written with his to gcuerations yet unborn."
own band, has been received by the direç. In our next amber we propre ko to insert mily are said to bave expressed much sof
tors of the mission. The king and his faa few extracts from the interesting appendix which is anrexed to the above
row at the prospect of the Missionaries
quitting the Island, and to bave signified report.
their wish that more Missionaries, men, cart or cooD I PE.
women, and children, might be seut out The last accounts liom the Cape state,
wicked practice of excessive drinking, NORTH AMERICA.
which we and our ancestors have followed, The Rev. John Sergeant, Missionary to and also all other wicked practices. We the New Stockbridge Indians, near Oneida,
see your house of worship, where you meet in a letter dated in October last states, once in a while, particularly one day in a that a very pleasing occurrence had lately week, to worship God. taken place in that quarter. About a third "We think it right that all should go into part of the Oneida tribe of Indians, who had that house to hear the word of the great, been avowed Pagans, had united them- good Spirit. We believe that all who go selves lo Mr. Serjeant's congregation. The there to please him must go with their spiIndians of the Delaware vation likewise, rits; if they do not thus, they cannot please who are numerous, and are considered as him. the head of the other tribes, “unanimously • Further, it is one article of our faith to agreed to accept and take hold with both
be very attentive to parents, and the aged ; hands” of the offer made to them of intro- that it would be impossible for children ducing among them " civilization and the
ever to compensate their parents for their Christian religion.” They said they were care of them in their infancy. ready to receive both a minister and a
• We have another article of belief, that schoolmaster. The following extract from it is the will of the great, good Spirit, that Dir. Sergeant's journal cannot fail to be man and wife should always live together, gratifying to our readers.
and never part only by death. * JULY 1, 1803. Agreeably to appoint- • We wish you to persevere to inculcate ment, four of the Oopondago chiefs came
upon our children the necessity of a reforto see me, and introduced a conversation in mation, or we shall be a ruined people.' the following manner:
“ They concluded by desiring me to give "Father, There is reason of thankfulness them advice how they should persevere in that the great, good Spirit has preserved us, their reformation, which I afterwards did that we are able to meet together at this by the assistance of Mr. Parish, the Agent,
who speaks their language, and had arrived "We will improve this opportunity to let at my house after they concluded their adyou know further concerning our customs. dress. They appeared thankful for all the
"We have agreed to obey the voice of the instruction I gave them." great, good Spirit, in for ever forsaking the
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tone became less warlike. The new King CONTINENTAL INTELLIGENCE.
of Holland said not one word of England in The King's speech on the occasion of pro
his long inauguration speech. A decree roguing the Parliament on the 23d inst.
issued from the Government of France removes all doubt with respect to the ex
taking off the embargo froin Russian vesistence of a negociation with France, for seis, of which, however, there probably the purpose of restoring peace. " His
were very few if any in the ports of France. Majesty,” it is observed, “ being always : -M. d'Oubril, the Russian Envoy, has anxious for the restoration of peace on just made his appearance at Paris. The interand honourable terms, is engaged in Jis change of couriers between this country cussions with a view to the accomplishment and France has also been frequent. of that desirable end: their success must What man is there who would not rejoice depend on a corresponding disposition on in the attainment of a secure and lasting the part of the enemy: and, in every re- peace? We are bound, however, in looking spect, his Majesty looks with the fullest forward to so desirable an event as the terconfidence to the continuance of that mination of the ravages of war is in itself, union and public spirit among all ranks of to weigh well its effect on the relative state bis people which can alone give energy to of this country' and France. From the war, and security to peace.” Several in- mouth of the Baltic to the shores of Greece, dications of a pacific nature had previously Bonaparte commands the means of coverappeared. --The Moniteur ceased to is- ing the sea with his navies, provided peace ne its philippics agaiost England, and its leaves him at liberty to use those means. Christ. OESERY. No. 55.