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dation to the parishioners of St. concern the rights of the crown, its Austin's, in respect of which they were officers depend on the relation of some chargeable as between them and the person, whose name is inserted in the parishioners of St. Faith's? It must information, and who is termed the be equally difficult to say, that, because relator ; and, as the suit is carried on the parish church of the united parishes under bis direction, he is considered as happens to have been built in the answerable to the court, and to the parish of St. Austin's, the parishioners parties, for the propriety of the suit, of St. Faith's can, for that reason, have and the conduct of it. It sometimes an interest in the property devised by happens, that this person has an interest Burton.

in the matter in dispate, of the injury The bill must therefore be dismissed to which interest he has a right to with costs.

complain. In this case, his personal This record is an information, as complaint being joined to, and incorwell as a bill; and the next question porated with, the information given to is, What is to be done with the in- the court by the officer of the crown, formation? Though the bill is dis- they form together an information' and missed, the Court, it has been argued, bill, and are so termed." The character must act upon the information ; for of relator, therefore, does not seem to though the relief prayed in an infor- require the least particle of private mation be improper, yet the Court, if interest in the due administration of it sees that something ought to be

that charity done for the regulation of the charity, The main object of having a relator will take care that it be duly adminis- is, to secure to the defendants the costs tered for the future. “ As to the in- of the information, in case it should formation,” says Lord Hardwicke, in turn out that the information was imthe Attorney-general v. Scott, that properly filed; whatever be the relief is not to be dismissed, whether what prayed, it is still the information of is prayed is properly prayed or not; the Attorney-general; and the court for though the particular relief prayed must act upon it, if the due adminisis wrong, the information by the At- tration of the charity call for the torney-general is not to be dismissed, court's interference. if the charity wants any direction.” It This being so, the present suit, though was alleged, in reply to this principle, dismissed as a bill, remains as an inthat here the relators had no interest formation; and the question is, does in the adıninistration of the fund, it disclose a sufficient ground for the which has been devoted to purposes of interference of the court? It is stated, charity. Whatever opinions may have in the answer, that the mode in which been formerly entertained on this the charity has been hitherto adminis point, I conceive it to be now settled, tered, is the following:- that there has that it is not necessary for relators to not been a direct application of the have any interest iu the subject of the whole of the revenues arising from suit. In the Attorney-general v. Buck- Burton's devise to the repairs of the nall, Lord Hardwicke says, " it is not church, but that, after that purpose absolutely necessary that relators, in has been answered, there has been a an information for a charity, should be surplus which has been applied by the persons principally interested, for the churchwardens in aid of the parish the Court will take care, at the hear- rates, levied for the support of the ing, to decree in such a manner as will poor and other parochial purposes. best answer the purposes of the charity; Now, although that may be considered and therefore, any persons, though the eventually as a proper mode of applymost remote in the contemplation of ing the fund for the benefit of poor the charity, may be relators in these people, yet viewed in its direct rencases." But I do not apprehend that dency, it cannot be said to be the it ever has been required of a relator proper mode in which the surplus of to shew that he has any interest in the à charity should be administered. relief sought. Lord Redesdale says, Looking, therefore, at the state of " if the suit does not immediately this record, and to the principles on which the court acts in the adminis- the maintenance of a light or lamp in tratiou of charities, it seems to me, any church : and the 6th section that there is here something to be enacts, that where part of the revenues regulated

of any lands are appointed to be emThere is, however, a point, in ployed in that way, the sums of money reference to which it will be necessary destined to such a purpose shall be to bring before the court some person enjoyed by the king, his heirs and to represent the crown; for it is to successors. With respect, therefore, the crown that the portion of the to the small portion of the rents, funds belongs, which the restator ap- which is directed to be applied in propriated to a superstitious use. It maintaining a taper, the interest of was said, indeed, that, as superstitious the crown must be duly represented. uses were abolished, the provision At present I can only direct the inmade for maintaining a burning taper

formation to stand over, that the , before the altar would be applicable Solicitor-general may be brought beto the other purposes of the charity; fore the court, to sustain the rights of but I apprehend that the law is not the crown; and wben that is done, I $o. The 5th section of the 1st of shall refer it to the master to approve Edward VI. c. 14, vests in the crown a scheme for the adıninistration of all lands appointed to go wholly to the surplus of the fund.

MONTHLY REGISTER.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

The Report just published is by far The Society has deprived the Litethe most important and satisfactory rary Committee of the privilege of that has seen the light. The increased publishing works directly religious; circulation of the books and tracts and has added to the permanent cataamounts to 116,855 upon the year pre- logue twenty-six tracts. ceding, independently of the Literary The Foreign Translation Committee Committee's publications! The account have obtained much iinportant knowis as follows:

ledge concerning versions of the Bible Bibles ..

91,205 and Liturgy. There is in preparation, Testaments. 82,292 a Sanscrit

version, beside various other Common Prayers.. 198,125

Indian versions ; a French version is Psalters .... 14,998

in progress, founded on a revision of Bound books. 112,844

the best existing versions; the Liturgy Tracts, &c. 1,778,584

in Dutch, is in the press : and Greek Total. 2,278,048

and Arabic versions of the same are in

preparation. The receipts of the Suciety have The principal of the principal grants been 72,630l. 148. 11d, and those of are : to the emancipated negroes, the translation fund 73,2361. 128. 2d. 10,000l. To New South Wales, 3000l.

At the close of March 1836, the To the Calcutta Committee, 10001. Society's engagements with Messrs. Grants of books have been made to Rivington are to cease, and a deposi- upwards of one hundred places. tory, to be under the care of a superin- India.-Dr. Corrie is consecrated tendent, is now erecting on a part of Bishop of Madras, and a commission the Society's premises in Great Queen- has issued to consecrate a Bishop of street. It is computed that this ar- Bombay. 500l. per annum are granted rangement will save the Society 20001. by the Society for two years to the per annum; besides that the books Bishop of Calcutta, for general reliand tracts may be sold at less cost to gious purposes. The Bishop has applied the Society than before.

the Society's grants to schools at VOL. XVII. NO. XII.

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Penang, Jaffna, and Kandy: to assist There are short, but interesting in building a church at Sincapore ; accounts from Rio de Janeiro, Gibralto the district Societies at Point de tar, und Malta. Galle, Trincomalee, and Columbo; to The sale of the Literary Committee's a divinity library for the missionaries, publications is, &c. at the last-named place. A school

Saturday Magazine ... 4,553,767 has been erected in the Chitpore road, Others....

193,420 and among a population (mostly Portuguese) of the most degraded descrip

Total ....

4,747,187 tion. Books to the amount of 150l. are granted to Penang, Sincapore, and The Saturday Magazine is about to Malacca. The Vepery mission press be regularly reprinted in the United continues to print the Society's tracts

States of America. for India. A Tami! translation of The Report contains some very inDean Pearson's Life of Schwartz is teresting particulars relative to the in preparation, together with Stilling. state of education at home, by which it fleet's Catechism, and Archdeacon appears that the number of children Robinson's Family Prayers. 7,000l. educated in infant and daily schools have been invested in a permanent

established by Dissenters, amounts native education fund. The seminary only to one in twenty-tour of the fund is advanced, and the students whole; but that the number in Sunday make good progress.

schools amounts to one half the entire Australia. - The colony of New number educúted in all the Sunday South Wales is in a state of miserable schools in the thirty-three counties, spiritual destitution. Archdeacon from whence the relurns were made." Broughton's letter will be read with This is inclusive of the Methodists; fearful interest. In addition to their but what an alarm it sounds to the grant of 3,0001. the Society bave members of the Church of England to memorialized government on the sub- be up and be doing! They will find ject. In seventeen counties, equal to every encouragement to do so in the the same average in England, there details of the interesting Report, which are only five Clergymen: nearly the we have here very inadequately atwhole of these districts are without tempted to condense. schools; and the entire colony contains only eight churches. Nothing whatever has been done by the governi

3.- Manchester Deanery Committee ment of the mother country for the At'a Public Meeting of the memspiritual wants of the colony during bers and friends of the Society for the the last nine years !

Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign North Americn.- National, Sunday Parts, held at the Town Hall, Manand Infant schools are increasing in chester, on Monday, October 26, 1835, Canada and Nova Scotia : and the the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of demand for Bibles, Prayer - books, Chester, President of the Manchester tracts, &c. advancing.

Deanery Committee, in the chair, West Indies. In addition to the grant It was moved by the Right Hon, the of 10,0001. Common Prayer - books Earl of Wilton, seconded by the Rev. to the amount of 1,0001. have been James Slade, M.A. Vicar of Bolton-legranted to the negroes. These were Moors, and resolved unanimously, immediately disposed of, and on the 1. “That The Society for the Proparepresentation of the Bishop of Barba- gation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, dos, 2501. additional were granted directed its chief attention, for a long in furtherance of the same object. series of years, to the fulfilment of the Nothing can be more cheering than more immediate objects of its charter the West Indian 'communications of foundation the maintenance of which represent the negroes earnest in an orthodox Clergy, and the making of seeking the means of knowledge, and such 'other provision as seemed necesthe planters eager to cooperate with sary for the propagation and support the Society in supplying them. of the christian religion in the British

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plantations and colonies ;' that India,' have been confided to the through its agency it was, that the care of the Society for the Propaganow Hourishing Protestant Episcopal tion of the Gospel ;—and that many Church of the United States of Ame- favourable circumstances which now rica is, according to her own grateful operate towards the advancement of acknowledgment, indebted, under her objects in our East Indian terriGod, to the CHURCH OF ENGLAND, for tories, present an additional and imher first foundution, and u long conti- perative reason for the instant aud nuance of nursing care and protection;' strenuous devotion of her best ener-that since the separation of that gies to the discharge of the sacred portion of our ancient American de- duties to which the hand of a directpendencies from the mother country, ing Providence thus manifestly sumthe exertions of the Suciety, in the

mons her." Western continent, have been carried It was moved by Robert Sharp, on with unabated zeal, and under the Esq. seconded by the Rev. R. DurnDivine favour, in the extensive dio- ford, M. A. Rector of Middleton, and ceses of Nova Scotia and Quebec;—and resolved unanimously, that, although struggling with the dif. 3.“ That the attention of the Society, ficulties of most inadequate resources, from a very early period, has been it still continues its pious efforts to pro- directed with most lively interest, and vide for the religious wants of our

its influence and opportunities unfellow-subjects in those quarters, whe- ceasingly employed, to the promotion ther the descendants of the aboriginal of the religious welfare of that unforinhabitants and the early settlers, or tunate portion of the inhabitants of that vast and accumulating population our West Indian possessions, so long which the tide of emigration is yearly and lamentably held in the condition bearing to the American shores. of slavery; and most heartily does

It was moved by William Atkin- the Society rejoice in the prospects son, Esq, Churchwarden of Manches- which are opened by the change of ter, seconded by the Rev. Oswald that condition, to the more successful Sergeant, M. A. Fellow of Christ's prosecution of its objects amongst College, Manchester, and resolved that class of our fellow-creatures : unanimously,

but that to render her exertions in 2. " That the Society has ever been any degree equal to the increased ready, according to its means and necessity which the emancipation of opportunities, to enlarge the sphere of the negroes has laid upon them, a its evangelical labours; and that for a large original cost, amouuting to not period of nearly half a century, the less than 100,000l. must be underdesign of a more effectual provision taken for the erection of churches and for the dissemination of Christianity schools, and a proportionate addithroughout our Indian empire has tional charge upon hier future annual been constantly kept in view ;--that expenditure will likewise have to be amidst the obstacles and discourage- defrayed by the maintenance of Clerments which retarded the accom

gyman and schoolmasters." plishment of this purpose, the Society It was moved by Hugh Hornby was consoled by the knowledge that Birley, Esq., seconded by the Rev. her labours in that remote region C. D. Wray, M.A. Fellow of Christ's were rendered the less necessary College, and resolved unanimously, through the interposing care and un- 4. “ That it is the bounden duty of wearied benevolence of her venerable a christian nation, and not less the unsister, the Society for promoting questionable interest of a commercial Christian Knowledge;'--that since the country like our own, to use whatever foundation of the Indian Episcopate, of influence or advantage a bountiful and the establishment of Bishop's Providence has placed in her possesCollege in Calcutta, the flourishing sion for the propagation of the gospel, missions of that Society, pronounced and the diffusion of the manifold by Bishop Heber as constituting the blessings of our holy religion; and strength of the christian cause in therefore this meeting earnestly bopes

that the designs and labours of this Society ;—and that they be further ancient Missionary Society of the published through the medium of the Church of England will not fail of Manchester newspapers, the Chronireceiving, through the Manchester cle, Courier, and Guardian, and in the Deanery Committee, such powerful Bolton paper of Saturday next.”. encouragement and assistance as their The Lord Bishop having left the magnitude and importance at this chair, it was taken by the Earl of moment demand, and which may Wilton; when it was moved by John justly be expected from an enlight- Macvicar, Esq. Boroughreeve of Manened, a liberal, and a religious com- chester, seconded by the Rev. Thomunity.”

mas Blackburne, M. A. Vicar of It was moved by George E. Mars- Eccles, and resolved unanimously, den, Esg, seconded by the Rev. G. “ That the best thanks of this MeetDugard, M. A. Incumbent of St. An- ing be presented to the Right Rev. drews, Manchester, and resolved the Lord Bishop of the Diocese for unanimously,

his kindness in complying with the 5. “That these resolutions be com- request of the Committee, to preside municated to the Clergy of the deanery, on the present occasion: and for the and to the members of the Committee, efficiency which he has given to the with a request that they will indivi- intentions of the meeting by his exdually employ such means as they cellent conduct in the chair." possess in advancing the interests and

Joshua LINGARD, M.A. replenishing the resources of the Secretary of the Deanery Committee.

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

Domestic. – The present month

defences of the Church being reterminates our labours for the year, garded, her bulwarks and watch 1. e. the literary year; a year, it must towers have been undermined or be confessed, of most intense interest. levelled with the ground, and Popery Ushered in under the auspices of Sir is de facto the only tolerated religion R. Peel's Conservative government,

in Ireland. Instead of the interests we promised ourselves a succession of of the farmers being consulted, or the measures calculated to strengthen the manufacturing and commercial relabulwarks of our National Church, tions being strengthened and enlarged, and defeat the machinations of the we find too much the reverse : instead Popish faction, — we fondly antici- of peace, ten thousand British subpated that the agricultural interests jects are sent by the British governwould have been fostered by the be- ment under the command of a mernignant aspect of the government; cenary adventurer, to shed buman that our ships would have wasted the blood in the Peninsula; and all this various productions of our inanufac- mischief has been effected in less than turing industry and skill to the re- nine months. motest regions of the earth; that the If our language appears harsh, let voice of war would not again be any of our readers turn to the daily heard: but that “ peace and plenty,” papers. What is the Papist O'Connell the sovereign-in-pocket and capon-in- about? Does not he openly propot era of Mr.Cunning, would have been nounce internecine war against Prorealized. But, alas! scarcely had the testantism? What are the theoretical first quarter transpired ere the hydra- politico-economists driving at !- a free head of faction dashed the cup from our trade in corn. What are Mr. Poulet very lips. The Whigs threw them- Thomson's views of trade and comselves into the arms of the Papists merce? Irish reciprocity-the ruin and Radicals--and Sir R. Peel was of England by the sacrifice of procompelled to make way for the Mel- tecting duties. What is Lord Palbourne Cabinet of imbeciles. The merston at?—sending British subjects result was obvious. Instead of the to feed Spanish vultures,

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