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porting their own ministers, and paying
equal proportions with their neighbours Every developement of the plan who attend the churches, towards. the which is intended to be adopted for poor and church rates; should they be carrying into effect the project for also required to pay additional rates building new churches, must be interest. towards a measure, which, with the ex. ing to our readers. The official docu- ception of some large towns, appears to ments, however, do not contain any in. them to be unnecessary. If, however, formation as to the number of persons Churchimen wish to have new churches, who actually attend the parislı churches; and will imitate the Dissenters by pagpor how many more might be accom- ing for them and the ministers them. modated, if they were so disposed; but selves, the Dissenters will have no cause merely the gross number of the popula- to complain; but will rejoice that the tion, and the relative capacity of the example they have so long set before churches to contain them. The differ the nation begins at last to be imitated. ence between these is not so great as we had supposed. The number of the po- 1. An Account of Benefices and Popula. pulation being 9,940,391; and the nuin- tion, Churches, Chapels, and their ca. ber of persons they contain being pacity, number, and condition of Glebe; 4,770,976; consequently, nearly one Houses, and income of all - Benefices not half of the population might, if they exceeding £150. per annum. chose to attend the churches, find sit, ting-room. Now, if it be considered, that Number of Benefices
10,421 there are but few parishes which do not Population...
9,940,391 contain a dissenting place of worship, and Churches of the that very many have two or three, and Establishment.. 10,192 some larger parishes a still greater Chapels
1,55—11,743 number; and when it is recollected how Number of persons they contain4,770,975 numerously most of these are attended ; Glebe-houses fit for residence
5,417 it would really seem that most of our
Benefices which havo no population are already provided with Glebe-houses.. places for the worship of God; and are Glebe-housęs not fit for residence 2,188 supplied with teachers recognized as Living not exceeding £10.. 12 competent religious instructors by the
20... 45 laws of the land. A popular writer has
50..119 remarked, on the silence observed re.
40.. 248 specting the dissenting places of wor
50..914 ship, “But in building more places of
60.. 314 worship, we must not shut our eyes to
70..301 the glaring fact, that there is, and al
80.278 ways will bę, a considerable number of
90..251 Dissenters, for whom no church-room
100..594 need be provided." And he might have
110.250 added, “ Among whose ministers will be
120..289 found none. who are non-resident, and
130.. 254 none who possess sinecures !” We feel a
140..217 little anxious to know, as the Legislature
150.. 219 has entirely omitted the mention of their Total number of Benefices not places of worship, whether it is intended exceeding £150 to leave them out also in the expenses Number of Livings, the value of which will attend the erection of new which are not specified, being churches, and the consequent means for
returned as Impropriations, supporting more clergymen? It will or Appropriations:
27 be indeed “hard measure,” (as good Sinecures
38 Bishop Hall called the treatment he Number of Livings not included received from the Presbyterians,) should in the preceding classes, and the Dissenters, in addition to building therefore presumed to exceed their own places of Worship, and sup. the value of 1501. yearly..... 5,995.
2. On the insufficiency of Churches.
Mr. Cramp, who is preaching in Dean An Abstract of the Totals of Purishes pastoral office.
street, Southwark, with a view to the containing a Population of above 2,000, Tlat at present seventeen students, of which the Churches will not contain (twelve at Stépney, and five in the
one half : Population
... 4,659,786 this Society.
country,) are supported by the funds of Number of persons the churches
Unanimous and cordial thanks were and chapels will contain.... 949,222 voted to all in the management of the Excess of population above the
Institution, and to all who had, by dona. capacity of churches and
tions of money and books, contributed chapels
3,710,564 towards its benefit. An Abstract of the Totals of Parishes of Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. was re-elect.
above 4,000 Inhabitants, of which the ed Treasurer; and the Rev. Thomas
Churches will not contain a quarter ; Thomas, Secretary; and a Committee Population....
2,947,698 appointed for the ensuing year. Number of persons the churches
Extracts from letters of several mi. and chapels will contain 419,193 nisters, educated by this Society, now Excess of population above the
settled over congregations in the coun capacity of churches and
try, were read, from which the actual chapels.
2,528,505 and bappy results of the exertions of We have only to add, that in our
the Society, through the blessing of God
on the labours of those whom it has paopinion some measures should be
tronized, appeared ; and which, together adopted, to give general information to the public, as to the number of places good conduct and improvement of the
with the Reports of the tutors, of the of worship registered under the Act of students under their care, afforded great Toleration, whether belonging to Pres.
satisfaction to all present, and furnished byterians, Independents, Baptists, Quakers,
a fresh stimulus for continued and un. Methodists, &c. Also of the number of persons they will contain; the number ceasing exertions in the support of an usually atrending public worship, &c. Institution, which has so evidently ob
tained the approbation of heaven. The Societies for protecting, the civil
As a balance of upwards of £300 is rights of Dissenters might in a short
due to the Treasurer, as appears at the time be able to ascertain this without
audit of aecounts for the past year, the much difficulty or expense.
ministers and friends of the Society pre
sent, were particularly requested to use STEPNEY their influence, both in
and ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION.
country, to obtain donations and sub. scriptions in aid of its funds.
Since the last annual meeting, dona. The annual meeting of the subscri- tions of books have been received from bers and friends to this Institution was
several friends, and are hereby thank lield January 13, 1918, at the King's fully acknowledged: Head, in the Poultry, London. The
By Mr. Napier-Brown's Prize Essay Mev. Williain Newman, D.D. President,
on the Being of God. in the chair. The Committee reported, By Mr. Allen--His Translation of that, during the first year, six students Outram on Sacrifices. had heen received on the foundation of
By Mr. Jacob Philips More's Theo the Society: three of whom had been logical Works, and many other articles, placed in the academy at Stepney; onė sone of which are highly valuable. with the Rev. Joseph Kinghorn, of Nor. By Daniel Lister, Esq.-Innes's wich; and two with the Rev. Mr. An. Sketch of Human Nature. derson, of Dunstable. That five students By the Rev. George Ford--Dr. having completed the term of their edu. Owen's Death of Death. cation at Stepney, had left the academy. Messrs. Wilson, Keen, and Pepper, Mr. Samuel Brown, who had been lately on leaving the academy, presented seveordained at Loughton, Essex ; Mr. Wm. ral volumes, by Dr. Campbell, of Aber. Pepper, who is supplying, with a view to a settlement, at Melbourn, near Cam
deen, handsomely bound.
D. R. Munn, Esq. of Walbrook, has bridge; Mr. Josiah Wilson, who had sent for our museum a rattle-snake, late accepted an invitation from a new Son in the collection of Joseph Fox, Esq. ciety of Baptists in Dublin ; Mr. Thos. To R. H. Marten, Esq. we are under Keen, who is supplying a congregation great obligations, for his zeal in supply. at Newry, in Ireland, under the patron. ing us with specimens in Mineralogy. ege of The Baptist Irish Society; and To R. R. Broad, Esq. of Falmouth,
the Committee presents grateful acknow- more neglected than even among the ledgments for the several presents of Catholics. They had established schools Cornish Minerals which he has kindly at Montpellier, Toulouse, Montauban; communicated.
Bourdeaux, and other places; and the We are greatly indebted to George Catholics, alarmed at the progress of Creed, Esq. of Mile-End road, for the the Protestants, yet knowing that educa. printed “Copy of a deed conveying tion was not to be stopped, were about certain Estates in Trust, for the benefit raising a rival institution. The system of five Academies among Protestant Dis. had been introduced even into Spain, senters, namely, the Academies at Ho- and several schools were established at merton, Hoxton, Hackney, Stepney, and Mądrid. Mr. Allen added, the cause Bristol.”
was proceeding in other parts of the con. We have received from Mrs. Brackett tinent of Europe, in the East and West (widow of the late Rev. Mr. Brackett), Indies, particularly in the island of à Letter in the hand writing of Dr. Hayti, under the patronage of Chris. Watts, addressed to the Rev. Mr. Arthur, tophe, in the United States of America, the first pastor of the Baptist church at and in Africa. Waltham Abbey. It is dated, Newing- Mr Allen further stated, that the cause ton, September 9, 1734.
of religious liberty had been espoused Other friends, it is hoped, will promote by the benevolent part of the Church of the benefit of the Institution in the same England, and has distinguished the way.
House of Brunswick, now on the throne. Since the meeting, a handsome That this Society owed much to the paportrait of the Rev. Mr. Anderson, one
tronage of the King, who as long as he of the first pastors of the church in was able to attend to business, had re. Grafton.street, has been presented by gularly sent one of his pages with a sobę Thomas Millwood, Esq. of Portsea.
scription of 1001. a-year; and that great zeal in the cause and anxiety for its suc: cess had been displayed by the Dukes
of Kent and Sussex. BRITISH AND FOREIGN
The Bishop of Norwich said, it was not SCHOOL SOCIETY.
now a question of doubtful disputation,
whether education be or be not conducive On Thursday. January 22, a numer- to order or good morals in society. Ne ous and respectable meeting was held at man was now so bereft of his senses as to the City of London Tavern, his Royal make the subject a matter of arguinent. Highness the Duke of Sussex in the Well had the Legislature of Pennsylva. chair, for the purpose of forming an nia some years ago laid down the whole Auxiliary School Society, in aid of the
some maxim, that it was far better to British and Foreign School Society, for prevent crimes than to punish them, and the north-east district of the Metropolis, that to inform and reform the infant race including Hackney. At this meeting,
was better than to punish and externii. which was numerously attended, Mr.
nate it. They had a fine practical exWilliam Allen, of the Society of Friends, ample of the success of so benevolent a stated, that the most gratifying infor- plan in the state presented by a body of mation of the success of the system their fellow Christians, one of the inost was frequently arriving from various distinguished of whom had that day adparts of Great Britain ; and particularly dressed them (Mr William Allen, of the that in many places its introduction Society of Friends). That body, by edu: had been attended with an evident-im- cating their youth, had done more to re: provement among the children of the form the morals of mankind than all the poor, in the observance of good order governments on earth bad done by gib. and attendance on divine worship on bets and racks. It had been asserted, Sundays ; that the system had also made and not without reason, that no govern: considerable progress in Ireland, and ment had a legal right to inflict capital that no other plan was calculated for punishment upon its subjects, until it that country; that this, not interfering had taken the proper pains to instruct with the religious opinions of the parents, the lower ranks in the nature of their met with great support from the Roman duties. They had been well referred 10 Catholics; and its utility was so manifest the case of Scotland. Fielding, who that the Society in Dublin had been as
had so many years efficiently presided sisted by a Parliamentary grant of seve- at the Bow-Street Office, lad once told Tal thodsand pounds. The system had friend of bis (the Bishop's), that in the been introduced into France; first among course of a very long period, he never the Protestants: among the poorer had brought before him, in his magis: classes of whom education had been terial capacity, more ihan six Scotcbmen:
Such was the state of education in that | Harper, Brittan and Broadfoot, G. Byng, country, that proper subordination was Esq. m. P. T. F. Buxton, Esq. John infused into the minds of the people, and Pugh, Esq. David Bevan, Esq. James such would be always found the result Young, Esq. and Mr. Mackenzie, and of an universal system of education.- the resolutions were all passed unani. An allusion had been made to the Nati mously. onal System of Education, which was confined to those of the Established Church. In looking at the Institution,
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. and at the British and Foreign onc, he would not scruple this day, in the face of the interest of Protestant Dissenters, and
The two following cases, important to the public, to avow his decided ence to the latter.mand to assert its bet the latter to the rights of worship in geter claim to the appellation of National neral, were tried at the Salisbury March than the one which had it, however me.
Assizes, before Mr. Justice HOLROYD, ritorious were its objects. He begged
who presided at Nisi Prius.
Lewis v. Hammond. to he unequivocally understood as appreciating the merits of the National
In this case it appeared from the statesystem, and of being ready to do all in
ment of Mr. Sergeant Pell, Counsel for his power to promote it; but at the same
the plaintiff, and the proofs, that the time he would not conceal his prefer- plaintiff
, being a farmer at Foxhanger, ence for this system, because it had no
in the parish of Rowde, near Devizes, at. thing of exclusion in its plan or character. tended regularly a congregation of InHe ardently wished prosperity to both; in passing through a turnpike gate, called
dependent Dissenters in that town, and and to the one would say, when it spoke Seend gate, on Sundays, he claimed of the other, “Go thou and do likewise.” The Rev. F. A. Cox, the Secretary, tolls at the gate, an exemption from the
from the defendant, who is a collector of expressed his apprehension that this and toll of ten-pence demanded from him, similar Institutions were not yet duly because he was going to his proper place appreciated, for that, in his opinion, the school system is entitled to take
of religious worship at Devizes, and that
precedence of most if not of all other charis such claim being rejected, and the toll ties even of the Bible Society itself: for enforced, the action was brought, in his of what use were Bibles if people could
name, by the Society in the metropolis not read them? Mr. Cox affirmed, that called The Protestant Society for the the simplicity of the principle upon
Protection of Religious Liberty,” to re
cover back the amount of the toll so which this society proceeded, was such
obtained. as to admit of universal co-operation.It asked all to unite in instructing the
For the defendant it was contended by untaught mind; and he could not help words of that turnpike act the plaintiff
Mr. Casberd, that under the particular expressing his satisfaction, that the cause of education was this day patronized by
was not entitled to the exemption, beroyalty, episcopacy and legislation.
cause he went out of his own parish to He was certain that an enlightened po because there was in such parisha dis
attend at a place of public worship, and pulation constituted the stability of an empire, and the strongest prop of a
senting place of worship. throne, being happy in peace, and, un
But a case being mentioned by Mr. der Providence, invincible in war; be- Sergeant Pell, where, at the Suffolk Ascause such a population only could duly sizes, Mr. Justice Grose had held such appreciate its privileges, and understand
defence to be upavailing, Mr. Justice the rights of government and the reasons
Holroyd determined that the plaintiff of subordination. He felt convinced
was entitled to the exemption, notwiththat knowledge was connected with and standing the topics urged for the defen. sustained industrious habits, and that dant; but be permitted his Counsel to industry promoted individual improve apply to the Court, if they, on reflection,
should deem it expedient to correct his ment, and national prosperity.
His Royal Highness declared himself judgment, and directed the Jury to find highly gratified with the meeting, hoped a verdict for plaintiff.—Damages 10d. that all would go away contented, and and costs. anticipated their assembling again ang- The King v. Rev. William Easton, Clerk, ther time, with mutual congratulations un James Jerrard, and eight others, for a the success of what had now been so aus
Conspiracy to disturb a Congregation of piciously commenced.
Dissenters, at Anstey, near Tisbury, in The meeting was also addressed by
this County, and for a Riot. the Rev. Messrs. H. F.Burder, R. Hill,
The following wore the facts of this case, conducted like the former, by the to London for the judgment of the Court society in Loudon for the Protection of of King's Bench, during the ensuing the Religious Liberty of the Dissenters, term. as siated by Mr. Sergeant Pell, and At this liberality the Judge and the proved by the witnesses for the prosecu- Court expressed satisfaction, and the tion. The Rev. W. Hopkins, a dissent. Jury returned a verdict of-Guilty of the ing minister at Tisbury, was invited to Riot, against the Rev. W. Easton, J. Jer. preach at Anstey, an adjoining parish. rard, and seven other defendents. --SalisOf that parish the Rev. W. Easton was bury Jeurnal. the perpetual curate, and J. Jerrard was tle tything-man; but the clergyman resided also at Tisbury, three miles from
BRUSSELS, the place of riot. A dwelling house be. longing to J. Butt was certified as the place of the meeting of the Dissenters. Extract of a Letter dated Dec. 26, 1819, Mr. Hopkins first attended in November from Mr. Angus to Dr. Newman. 1816; he repeated bis visits, and noises were made without the house, which in the untetiered state of the poor, have
"Tue government, having considered terrupted the worship at the several tines when he so attended, until the 31st
some time ago voted a sum of money of December, 1816, the tine stated in for the establishment of public schools, the indictment. On that evening, he nister of Instruction. A noble measure !
to be placed at the disposal of the Mi. went about six o'clock to preach, when until it be realized no rational hope can seventy persons were assembled without be entertained of seeing this fine poputhe house; the night was showery and lation released from the chains of darkcloudy, and the ground wet. Among those assembled were the several defen
ness by which they are bound. dants, also Easton (the clergyman) and Paris, is about to make its appearance in
A very interesting work, published at Jerrard. The mob were supplied with three volunes, two of which are already cow-horns, large bells, and varions dis- in the hands of the booksellers, entitled cordant instruments, and, encouraged by A Critical History of the Inquisition. The the clergyman and peace-officer, made a wust clamorous and terrific noise. They horrible institution for many years, and
author was himself a Secretary to that paraded about nine yards from the house, judging from his titles, a man of great and, notwithstanding the remonstrances celebrity in the literary world.
The of the high constable ofthe hundred, who subject is taken up from the very ear. attended the meeting-house, and other
liest period of its bistory, and is brought respectable persons, they persevered in their disturbance, until the minister could different degrees of heat by which the
down to the present day-noticing ibe not be heard, and he was compelled ab
pious establishment was inflamed. It ruptly to discontinue the religious service. On the return of Mr Hopkins, be reading world on this side of the water,
seems to be much sought after by the was followed by the same mob, amidst and I am persuaded it will not be less execrations, noises, and their horrible
so' on yours, when it comes to appear music, for half
a mile, to the boundaries in an Ěnglish translation." of the parish of Anstey.
Mr. Casberd, for the defendants, endeavoured to convince the Court and Jury that there was no conspiracy: and SHOCKING OUTRAGE. that, as the people did not enter the house of meeting, nor personally ill-treat the minister or congregation, there was On Tuesday last, a very extraordino riot.
nary outrage was perpetrated in the But Mr. Justice Holroyd interposed, church-yard of Otterton, Devon. The and declared, that as to the conspiracy grave of the late Rev. S. Leat, a vener. the Jury should decide ; but that the able dissenting minister of Budleigh, proof of a 'most indecent, unwarrantable, who was interred about ten months illegal riot, was distinct and uncontrovert. since, was opened, both coffins pulled ible.
abroad, the corpse mangled, the shroud Mr. Sergeant Pell then stated, that the torn to pieces, and the cloth which coDissenters from lenity to the clergyman, vered the outer coffin carried away. not by way of compromise, would not Great exertions are making to discover press for a verdict for the conspiracy, the atrocious perpetrators, and a hand. bnt only for the riot; and for which they some reward offered for their convicwould certainly bring up the defendants tion.-Times, Mar. 14.