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ing communications received from cor- sand appropriate tracts have been given respondents, and the spirit of brotherly to servants at the Registry; 88 servants love which they meet with-(allusion have received Bibles on completing their was here particularly made to similar first year's services, 151 bave been reInstitutions in America, aud letters were warded with the sum of 2812. 188 ; four read from that quarter,)--they were not have received gratuities on their maronly contented, but most anxious to riage, and four bave been assisted in proceed with their exertions.

affliction. It adds, that the Society's CHINA.

tract, entitled, “ Friendly Hints to Pe. From au imperial edict against Chris- male Servants,” and another called tianity, issued in the year 1805, it is

“ Maxims of Prudence,' are much in manifest that the Roman Catholic Mis. request among servants, and that 20,000 sions maintain their footing in China of them have been printed, 18,000 of under circumstances of peculiar diffi. which are vow probably in the hands culty and of inuminent peril. A Mis of as many servants. Since the comsionary at Macao has lately transmitted

mencemeut of the institution, 937 rethe following details respecting the per

wards have been bestowed, and the

names of 430 females are on the books secutions which the Christians have, at present, to encounter in tbat country: in their places, become entitled to the

at the Registry, who will, by remaining -Every European priest, whom they discover, is arrested, and put to death of the Society. The Rev. Dan. Wilson

progressive and accumulating rewards on the spot. The same fate is reserved stated at the annual meeting, from an for the Chinese Christian priests. The instance that had lately occurred, some other Christians, when they will not

of the miscbiefs wbich young women apostatize, suffer the most dreadful tor. ments, and are afterwards banished into vices in the country for places in Lon

bring upon themselves by leaving serTartary: There were in the prisons of the pro- and wretchedness. The great value of

don, by which numbers fall into vice vince of Sutchen alone, two hundred good servants, in forming the minds of Christians, who wait the moment of ex

children to habits of bonour and truth, ile. A Chinese priest has been strangled, rather than of connivance and falseand two others were about to die in a hood, was particularly adverted to, as similar manner. In the whole empire, adds the writer servauts highly importaut to families.

rendering the moral improvement of of the above commuuication, there are

The Report also mentions the cruelty but ten niissionaries; five of whom are

and impolicy of dismissing servants sudat Pekin, who can have no coopexion denly, and the injury of withholding the with the inhabitants bnt in secret. The

usual recommendations as to character, emperor has declared that he will have for mere cenial offences, as tending to ocno more painters, watch-makers, nor

casion an increase of vice, and often even inathematicians. . The Bishop of sending a female, with all the feelings Pekin has attempted in vain to intro- of an injured person, into the very duce himself under that title. The only haunts of vice and dishonesty. means which remain to the Missionaries to penetrate into the country, are to SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGA: gain the couriers which go from Macao TION OF THE GOSPEL. to Pekin; but if the thing is discovered, We stated, in our Number for Marcb, the missionary and the courier are put that this Society is about to take charge to death on the spot.

of the Christian instruction of the Slaves In spite of all these persecutions, the

at Cape Town, South Africa. Roman Catholic religion, it is added, is

That these Slaves have a strong claim extending itself. For fifty years there

on this country, will be manifest from were reckoned, in the province of Sut. the following view of their condition :chen, but five thousand or six thousand

Great numbers of free Malays, who are Christians : they are now, it is said, sixty all Mahomedaus, have long resided in thousand.

Cape Town. They have, at present,

not less than twelve priests; who are SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF FEMALE SERVANTS.

zealous in making converts. The de

gradations to which Slaves were forThe last Report of the Society states, merly subject, rendered numbers of that, during the past year, mapy thou. them a prey to these priests. Baptian

was, in those times, denied to Slaves; just claim to our regard. They have as, by the Dutch law, a Slave, when been liberated from the holds of vessels baptized, became free: nor were Slaves which were carrying them into boneven permitted to be present at Chris- dage, and are dispersed among the cotian worship. Many temporal motives lonists : they are too generally consiare offered to induce the Slaves to be. dered and treated as Slaves; and, assocome Mahomedans: the priests promise ciating as they do with them, they are them protection, aud take care of them equally exposed to the influence of the when in sickness or waut In return, Mahomedan priests. the priests are liberally maintained, and We rejoice, therefore, that the care they exercise an unlimited sway over of these ontcasts has been undertaken the minds of the Slaves; the poorest of by the Society. It cannot engage in a whom will contrive to save a trifle for more honourable work, than the providthem.

ing of adequate Christian instruction There is another class of persons, for these dependents on the justice and nearly allied to the Slaves, who have a charity of this country.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

FRANCE.

which were not repressed without the The principal occurrences in France loss of some lives. Tranquillity apduring the month have been, the pears to have been restored; but it is adoption of the new election law by impossible not to see that much irrithe chamber of deputies; and certain tation prevails among the various partumultuous proceedings, for which ties in that long-distracted country. the discussion of it furnished a pre- Under these circumstances, we are text and excitement. The number of glad to find, if we may credit the deputies who voted in favour of the dying confession of Louvel, that he law were one hundred and fifty-two; had no accomplice in his plan of asthose against it, ninety-five; leaving sassinating the duke de Berry, but a majority on the side of ministers of that it was a project of his own confifty-seven. The leading provisions triving and executing, solely with a are, that the kingdom shall be consi- view to cut off the stock of the French dered as divided into departinents as royal family. He died an obdurate at present; and that these departments infidel. His line of reading had fucshall be subdivided by a royal com

tuated between anti-Christian and remission, into sections, to be called volutionary publications, and his prinarrondissements. The chamber is to ciples were formed of this monstrous consist of four hundred and thirty de- con pound.-Sandt, who has also been puties, of whom one hundred and executed in Germany, died in the seventy-two are to be elected by the same spirit, persisting to the last in colleges of departments, and the re- the avowal of kindred sentiments. maining two hundred and fifty-eight, by the colleges of arrondissements.

DOMESTIC. Without going into the details, which The arrival of the QUEEN, and the are not very intelligible on this side unhappy occurrences to which it has of the channel, it is calculated that the given rise, must be well known to all former class of deputies will, generally our readers. We shall therefore tresspeaking, be under a strong aristocra- pass on their attention only with the tíc influence; and the latter, under principal facts of the case, reserving to that of popular feeling; thus creating a future occasion the remarks which a tolerably fair representation of all have suggested themselves on this classes of French subjects. The result, deeply afflicting subject. it is supposed, will be greatly in fa- The facts are concisely these:-Her vour of government.

Majesty having arrived at St. Omer's, In consequence of the eager debates in her way to England, accompanied on this great political measure, con- by Mr. Alderman Wood (who appears curring doubtless with other causes, to have been chosen for her confidenseveral seditious tumults have occur- tial adviser), was there met by Mr. red in Paris, Brest, Nantz, and Lyons, Brougham, her attorney-general, and

by lord Hutchinson, who appears to nour and peace, and demanding a
have been charged with conveying to full and public investigation of her
her certain propositions on the part of conduct. She adverted, in particular,
government. These were stated by to the omission of her name in the
him to be, that 50,000l. per annum Liturgy, the rejection of her applica-
should be settled on her for life, on tion for a royal residence, the slights
condition that she should not assume which she had received from British
the title of Queen of England, or any ministers in foreign courts, and the
title attached to the royal family of slanderous reports which had been
England, and that she should not re- circulated to her disadvantage, and
side in, or even visit, this country; and which she anxiously desired an oppor-
that the consequence of such a visit tunity of disproving.
would be an immediate message to In consequence of the opinion so
Parliament, with a view to a judicial clearly expressed by Parliament in
examination of her Majesty's conduct favour of av amicable adjustment of
during her residence abroad. These the points at issue, a negociation was
propositions the Queen peremptorily opened, in which lord Liverpool re-
rejected, and, within a few minutes ferred to a memorandum delivered
after the receipt of them, proceeded by his lordship, to Mr. Brougham,
for Calais, and thence to London, on the 15th April, and which contain-
escorted by the worthy Alderman, ed the only terms the government had
without having communicated her intended to submit to the Queen.
intention to lord Hutchinson, or They differed in some respects from
even to Mr. Brougham. Her Majesty those which were communicated by
fixed her abode for a few days in the lord Hutchinson at St. Omer's, whose
house of Mr. Wood, whence she has propositions therefore, to the extent
removed to a private residence, near of that difference, have been disowned
Portman-square.

by the government.

The Queen On the day of her arrival in Lon- stated, that those terms were now don, a message was brought down to made known to her for the first time; both houses from the king, recom- and the public is as yet uninformed of mending to their immediate attention the reasons which induced Mr. Brougcertain documents respecting her Ma- ham to withhold them from her. jesty's conduct since her departure Even these terms however, though from this kingdom. His majesty less objectionable than those proalso expressed the anxiety which he pounded by lord Hutchinson, she dehad felt to avert the necessity of dis- clined as inconsistent with her hoclosures and discussions so painful, nour and dignity. To facilitate the but that the step taken by the Queen negociation, it was mutually agreed of coming to England had left him to refer the question to negotiators apno alternative, and he confided in the pointed by the King and Queen; and wisdom of Parliament to adopt such the · duke of Wellington and Jord a course of proceeding as the honour Castlereagḥ were named on the part of the crown might require. In con- of his majesty, and Mr. Brougham sequence of this address, motions and Mr. Denman on behalf of the were made in both houses for the ap- Queen. The arrangement was agreed pointment of secret committees, to to be made on the principle that the examine the documents laid before king should not be called to retract them, and to report upon them. The any steps he had already taken, or the motion was carried in the House of Queen to admit any thing that might Lords; bat the investigation was sus- be prejudicial to her interests, in case pended, because the House of Com- the negociation should fail, and judi. mons, on the suggestion of Mr. Wil- cial proceedings be hereafter resorted berforce, had adjourned the question to Five conferences took place, but of appointing a secret committee, in without effect. The Queen's law offithe hope that the reluctance thus cers proposed as a necessary condishewn by Parliament to enter on the tion the insertion of her Majesty's inquiry, might lead to an accommo- name in the Liturgy, or an equivalent, dation, Her Majesty, it should be without mentioning what that equiadded, had sent a message to the ralent should be, which should have House of Commons, stating that she the effect of protecting her Majesty's Jiad been induced to return to Eng- character against unfavourable impuland, in consequence of measures hav- tations, as if the concessions she might ing been pursued injurious to her ho- make were an admission of guilt

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She made no objection to residing essential privileges, or to withdraw abroad, but she demanded to be in- her appeal for public justice. troduced as Queen of England to The day after the Queen's answer foreign courts. The king was willing was communicated to the House of to cause official notification of her Ma- Commons, she addressed a petition to jesty's legal character to be made to the House of Lords, protesting against the government of the state in which any secret inquiry, and challenging she might see fit to fix her residence, the most complete and open investiand to give orders that every atien- gation of her conduct, provided only tion should be paid to her Majesty's she had time allowed her to collect comfort and convenience.

But the from abroad the evidence necessary insertion of her name in the Liturgy, to her defence; requiring also to and her official introduction to foreign be heard by counsel'in support of courts generally, were considered inad- her petition.- The House of Lords missible, because the first of these agreed to this last prayer, and her concessions would oblige the king to counsel were accordingly heard at the retract his former acts, which it was bar. The result, however, has been, agreed as a preliminary point in the that the House of Lords have resolved negociation should not be required, on proceeding in the course originally and which he saw no reason to do; proposed, of submitting the matter and the second would give rise to much first to a secret committee, and waitpublic inconvenience, her Majesty noting the report of that committee bebeing received at the British court. fore any ulterior measures are taken. Here the conferences broke off. In the House of Commons, the con

To afford one more hope, if possible, sideration of the whole subject has of avoiding the painful and humiliat- been deferred until the 6th of July, ing, and we may add polluting, inves- with a view to afford to the House of tigation which now seemed to threa- Lords an opportunity of maturing their ten the peace and morals of the na- plan of proceeding, ihat there may not rion, Mr. Wilberforce, to whom the be two judicial investigations going public are so deeply indebted through- forward at the same time. out the whole of this business, follow- What will be the result of this uned up bis benevolent interference by happy and complicated affair it is imanother mediatory motion, in the possible to foresee. We lament greatly shape of resolutions to be presented that it should be made, in the mean to the Queen. These expressed regret time, an occasion not only of party at the failure of the attempt to effect violence, but of popular effervescence; an amicable adjustment of the royal and we earnestly recommend it to our differences; and stated an opinion, readers, that as the merits of the case that in listening to the earnest wish are likely to undergo a patient and imof the House to forbear pressing those partial investigation before the highpoints in which any material differ- est tribunal in the land, they ought ence of opinion yet existed, her Ma- quietly and respectfully to wait its dejesty would not be understood to cision, and to discourage in all around shrink from inquiry, but would only them every disposition to make the be deemed to "afford a proof of her present circumstances of the royal readiness to defer to the wishes of family an occasion of increasing the Parliament, by sparing the necessity of popular disaffection, or diminishing public discussions which could not but those sentiments of loyal attachment to be distressing to her Majesty, deroga- the sovereign, which it is the bounden tory from the dignity of the crown, and duty of every Christian to cherish. injurious to the best interests of the We must pass, over many other topics empire. This motion, after a most of great interest very lightly. The failenergetic and protracted discussion, ure of a number of banks in the south was carried by a majority of three of Ireland has created much distress hundred and ninety-one to one bun- in that country; which, however, has dred and twenty-four; thus shewing been alleviated by the assistance of the deep anxiety of the House for an Government, and confidence begins amicable arrangement. The Queen, to be restored.-Considerable alarm however, has seen fit to decline ac- was excited for a few hours by the apceding to the proposition of the House; pointment of a committee of the House saying, that she owed it to the king of Commons, to consider the embarherself, and all her fellow-subjects, rassments of the agricultural interest; not to consent to sacrifice any of her doubtless with a view to some inCrease of the rate to which corn must of parliamentary committees to conrise before importation is pernitted. sider the state of our commerce, after The agitation, however, soon subsid- debates of great interest, and replete ed; as on the succeeding day, by a vote with information, has given very of the House, the Committee was re- general satisfaction, and we trust may stricted in its deliberations to the prove beneficial to the country.-But single point of ascertaining the best all these topics are overwhelmed for mode of fixing the averages of the the present in the pending discussions price of corn.-A slight discontent respecting the Queen; nor can we find has been manifested by a few privates room to say more of the budget itself, of the first battalion of the third regi- than that the provision for the prement of Life Guards, in consequence sent year is 29,723,000 l., of which of some circumstances which have not 23,722,000 l. is for the public service, been clearly explained to the public. and the remainder for the reduction An investigation into the circumstan- of the unfunded debt. To make up ces is now proceeding. But, in the deficiences, there is to be a loan of mean time we are assured from autho- 5,000,000 l., an issue of exchequer bills rity that the discontent was very li- to the amount of 7,000,000 l., and mited, and that the disposition of the a loan from the sinking fund of Guards generally is in the highest de- 12,000,000 1.; making, with the ordigree satisfactory. The appointment nary sources of revenue, 30,000,000 1,

DISPENSATION.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. Rev. Mr. Clarke, Budston R. and V. Rev. T. F. F. Bowes, M. A. Barton in Somersetshire.

the Clay R. Bedfordshire. Rev. Samson Davies, B. A. of Clare. Rev. John Keate, D. D. to a prebend hall, Cambridge, Evington V. Leices. in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. tershire.

Rev. G. Mettam, Arnesby V. LincolnRev. W. F. Mansel, B. A. of Trinity shire. College, Cambridge, (Vicar of Sand, Rev. Dr. Sandiford, to the sidecare hurst, Gloucestershire) to the adjoining Rectory of Asbbury, Berks, vice MorVicarage of Ashelworth.

daunt; an option of the late Abp. Rev. Henry Freeland, B. A. of Ema- Moore. nuel College, Cambridge, Hasketon R. Rev. T. H. Aslıhurst, LL. D. YaverSuffolk.

land R. in the Isle of Wight. Rev, Robert Bathurst, M. A. Toftcrot R. Norfolk; also to Docking V. same Rev. W. C. Cumming to hold the Reccounty.

tory of St. Mary's, Bedford, with the Rev. Wm. Hennel Black, to Perpetual Vicarage of Eaton Bray, in the same Cnracy of Wormegay, Norfolk.

county. Rev. Wm. Robt. Hay, M.A. Rector of Rev. Edward G. Meyrick, D. D. to Ackworth, Rochdale V. vacant by the hold the Rectory of Winchfield, Hants, death of Dr. Drake.

with the Vicarage of Ramsbary, WiltRev. Wm. Clayton, B. A. Ryburgh sbire. Magna and Parva R. Norfolk.

Rev. H. Brown, to hold the Rectory Rev. Rd. Eaton, B. A. Elsing R. Nors of Aylestone, Leicestershire, with the folk.

Rectory of Hoby, in the same county.. Rev. John Dolphin, Wake Colne R. Rev. C. Chisholm, Rector of Eastwell, York.

Kent, to hold the Vicarage of Preston Rev. Henry Baker Tristram, B. A. next Faversham with Eastwell. Braham V. York.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. H; PHILO-SINCERUS; W. D.; Alaxovos; C. Cappe; Amicus; A. B. ; C. L.; B. R.;

C. S. ; INDAGATOR; F. H.; and B. W.; are under consideration. We had inserted the Resolutions of the Society for Prison Discipline, before we

received the communication of the Committee. We therefore iake this opportunity of stating, that Donations and Subscriptious will be received by Samuel Hoare, Jun. Esq., Chairman offthe Committee, 62, Lombard-street; T. F. Forster, Esq. Treasurer, St. Helen's Place; T. F. Buxton, Esq., M. P. Spitalfields; William Allen, Esg. Plongh Court, Lombard-street; and by the following Bankers: Barclay, 'Tritton, and Co. 54, Lombard-street; Drummond and Co. Charing Cross ; Fry and Co. St. Mildred's Court; Gosling and Co. Fleet-street; Hoare, Barnetts, aud Co. Lombard-street; and Sir John Lubbock, Bart, and Co. Man: sion-house-street.

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