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tendence of the Ladies, which, by persons whộ have volunteered their every consideration of charity that their services, and who have themselves own hearts will suggest, they are se been brought up in the Cardiff School riously entreated to tender on this --the females occupy one class in the important occasion. It is humbly re girls' school-room, and the 'males a commended that a sub-committee, class in that of the boys; and at under the sanction of the general com present this branch, though tender, mittee, be formed of such ladies as feel is full of promise. no reluctance to take part in this work The Committee have to congratuof benevolence, and empowered to late their friends upon the accession, take upon them the peculiar direction to their list of subscribers, of the and management of the female division
names of many new members; and of the Institution, subject only to such
amongst them that of the respected fundamental regulations as cannot inn and henevolent Earl of Clarendon, pede the intended improvement, and whose liberality on this, as well as on may not be departed from without
another occasion connected with their endangering the ground-work of the
interests, deserves this their humble establishment, One department of meed of public acknowledgment. female instruction, however, the Committee feel rejoiced to pronounce
Respecting the intrinsic merits of
the Cardiff School and similar estaflourishing,—and it is that of straw. bonnet making. The task of making the Committee feel not inclined to
blishments throughout the kingdom, these bonnets is greatly aided too by the industry of some of the younger
enter into any dissertation here. girls who have been taught to divide by their acts. In a few years more
What their opinion is, is best spoken and plait the straw; and the progress making in this branch of useful occu
the world will witness the result of pation is becoming profitable to the
the foundation of such institutions as institution, while it also affords the
these ; for it is impossible that it can means of rewarding those employed.
now be long before the general diffuThe Committee have the pleasure
sion of knowledge amongst an intellito state, that they have formed a Sun
gent people will display its effects. day School for the instruction of both
And it cannot but be rationally conboys and girls. Amongst the poorer
cluded that the lower classes in Great classes there are many parents who
Britain, as they are becoming better are greatly assisted in the heavy task
informed, will discern what iends to of supporting their families by the
their prosperity and happiness—that industry and daily labour of their elder they will follow only such means as children; and in return the parents
will secure these blessings to themmanifest-an anxiety that these chil.
selves and their children, and give dren should be instructed in religion surrounding nations just grounds for and in the rudiments of other useful saying of this envied land, “ happy knowledge, whenever opportunity of
are the people who are in such a fers. For the benefit of young persons
case--yea, blessed are the people who
have the Lord for their God !" so circumstanced have the Committee extended their endeavours, and opened The numbers at present in the the Cardiff School Rooms on Sun Schools are 115 Boys and 70 Girls; days. The pupils meet at nine and the numbers admitted since the o'clock in the morning, and at two in year 1815, have been 600 Boys and the afternoon — they are taught by 456 Girls.
INSTALLATION OF THE BISHOP OF QUEBEC. On Sunday, June 4th, the Lord which is partly a legal form, and Bishop of this Diocese was installed partly an ecclesiastical solemnity, is a in the Cathedral Church with the usual novelty to many persons in this counformalities, adapted in some points to fry, it may not be uninteresting to local necessity. - As this ceremony, describe it. The Christian Religion VOL. VIII. NO, X.
is ordained to pass through different
The Sexton, stages, and subject by the appointment The boys of the Choir two and two. of Providence to great varieties of
The men of the Choir two and two. outward circumstance. The Church
The Church Clerk. of Christ, as well as her ministers indi
The Assistant Minister of Quebec, and the
Minister of the Chapel of Ease, being a vidually, ought to "know how to be abased and to abound." In such
dependency of the Cathedral,) abreast.
The Evening Lecturer of the Cathedral. a condition as is enjoyed by that branch
The Archdeacon. of the Church which is in connexion
The Bishop's domestic Chaplain and acting with the British Empire, it is suitable
Chaplain for the occasion-abreast. in itself, and subservient to a general
The Verger, with his staff. reverence for religion, that particular
THE BISHOP occasions should be marked by a certain degree of form and state, and it
As soon as the procession reached
the rails of the Communion-table, at is believed that the distinctions with which the new Bishop was received in
the upper end of the Church, thre Sexthe Cathedral were regarded with in
ton, Choristers, Verger, and Church
Clerk filed off in the rear of the pulpit, terest and satisfaction by the whole of a crowded congregation :- an interest,
and proceeded to their respective however, and a satisfaction which
places in the Church. The Bishop derived their highest zest from the feel
and Clergy passed within the rails,
where the Chair of Ceremony was ing, universally entertained that the subject of these distinctions is an ap
placed at the north side of the altar, proved and laborious servant of the
The Royal Mandate under the Great Cospel
Seal, directing the Archbishop of Isis Lordship having arrived at the
Canterbury to consecrate the Hop.
and Reverend Charles James Stewart, principal entrance of the Church, and having descended from his carriage
D.D. to the Bishopric of Quebec, was with his attendants, his Chaplain
read by His Lordship's Chaplain, the knocked for admission at the door.
Seal being supported by the Reverend The Clergy and inferior church officers
S. J. Mountain, from Upper Canada, being assembled within, it was de
acting for the occasion. An Oath was manded who was there? in answer to
then administered to His Lordship by which, the Bishop of Quebec was an
the Archdeacon relating to his faithful nounced. The doors were then opened,
Government and Guardianship of the and while a voluntary was played by (the ordinary powers of a Dean and
Establishment of the Cathedral Church, the Organist, the procession moved up the centre aisle in the following order;
Chapter being, in this instance, in a -(the clergy attached to the Cathedral
great measure vested in the Bishop), Establishment wearing their surplices
the Archdeacon then conducted His with the distinctions of their respective Lordship to the Throne or Episcopal clerical rank, or academical degree, and those who attended
the The Bishop afterwards read the Bishop being in their robes, the Choir
Communion Service, and discharged and inferior Church officers also wear the principal part in the solemn ading their respective habits.)
ministration of the Sacrament.
SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION
NEVIS BRANCH ASSOCIATION. Extract from the Speech delivered by
the Rev. Daniel Gateward Davis, M. A. Rector of St. Paul's, CharlesTown, Nevis, and one of the Chaplains to the Society, at its first Meet
ting on the first Thursday in August, in the year 1824.
“The Society took its rise from the bequest of the Honourable Robert Boyle, who directed, by his Will, that a considerable portion of his personal
property should be expended in the terferes not with their civil relaadvancement or propagation of the tions.' Christian Religion among the Heathen. “ It has, Sir, been suggested by the This object was for some time at Governors of the Incorporated Society tempted to he promoted by applying for the Conversion and Religious Inthe rents and profits of an estate pur struction and Education of the Negro chased by the Executors, and vested Slaves in the British West Indies, that in the hands of Trustees, to the Edu the views of the Society would be eation and Christian Instruction of most effectually promoted by the forIndian Children in Virginia. . These mation of Associations in the Colonies proceedings were under the orders in union with the Society in London. and sanction of the High Court of “It has been proposed, that the whole Chancery. But when the American of the funds which shall be raised, Colonies ceased, from a political con should be, at least for the present, vulsion, to be a part of the British locally applied in the 'expenses ne dominious, it was imagined that the cessarily attending the formation of Charity should receive a new direction, Parochial Sunday Schools, and such and should be applied, consistently other contingent expenses, as shall be with the spirit of the Testator's Will, incurred here in extending the objects exclusively for the benefit of those of the Society. Much, in the way of benighted'Heathens who lived under donations and subscriptions, is not the controul of the British Crown. and cannot be expected. But much Such was the decision of the High good may be done at little pecuniary Court of Chancery, before which the expense. The countenance of the cause was carried. And, accordingly, owners of slaves will do much. Such a Corporation for the CONVERSION persons may be able to suggest, from AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION AND their intimate acquaintance with the EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO SLAVES habits and modes of thinking prevalent IN THE BRITISH WEST INDIES was among the slaves, a better mode of erected and established by Royal proceeding than may have struck the Charter. The Society, thus esta minds of the Chaplains of the Society. blished, having elected the Bishop of The co-operation of the Master iş of London for its President, and ap infinite importance. It would not be pointed other officers, has, from time too much to say that we cannot proto time, sent out Chaplains and School ceed many steps without it. It would masters to the several Colonies in the then be evident that much may be West Indies for the promotion of its done by the inhabitants, beside giving benevolent objects. Such, Sir, is the their money to the support of the
funds origin, such is the nature of the Incor of the Society. The manifestation of porated Society.
a good disposition will be thankfully “ Its object is to convey religious received by the Governors of the instruction to the Slave population in Society. Ana, Sir, by entering the British West Indies, and which it warmly into the present proceedings, is anxious, above measure, to convey this community will evince to the in all that quietness of spirit for which Mother Country, and I might add to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is pre the world' at large, its sincere diseminent, and which is, I rejoice, as position in the sacred cause of evana Minister of the Establishment, to gelizing the Slaves; it will, in some say, so abundantly transfused into the measure at least, wipe out the stain doctrines and principles of our vene
that has attached to its name, in comrable Church This Society then, mon with other colonies, for too Sir, is sanctioned by the Royal Char- lightly regarding the spiritual interest ter. It has for its President one of of the labouring classes, and each the highest Dignitaries of the Church. individual among us may, even by the Its Officers are composed of the most smallest contribution, imitate the exdignified and respectable Churchmen ample of the poor widow, who cast and Laymen. It has in view the im in iwo mites into the treasury of God, provement of the moral and spiritual and who drew forth from the lips of condition of your labourers. It in Divine Wisdom the highest possible
commendation. There may not, Mr: length of days, see the work gradually Chairman, be many who have to give proceeding in its course. But in this, of their abundance, but some tritting as in all other cases, we must be sacrifice may enable hundreds to give content generously to labour for something of their living, and thus posterity. Men labour to improve contribute to advance a cause which the soil, that others may enjoy its must on every ground stand approved more abundant productions. Men to the heart of every person who plant the tree, under the shade of values the blessings of civilization, which they are morally certain another morality, and religion.
shall sit. Men strive to accumulate “The benefits, Sir, which it is likely wealth, which they are convinced will result from such attempts as the shall purchase the comforts, and present, must be held to be the best accommodations, and luxuries of life argument for undertaking them. The for others. Shall we then refuse to diffusion of the principles of Chris attempt measures, the full benefits of tianity has ever produced a moralizing which will spring up only when we effect. Historical evidence will abun lie mouldering with our kindred dust? dantly and satisfactorily prove this Shall we decline to attempt measures assertion. It will do so here in the which are likely to improve those case of the Negro Slaves. What orders of our fellow creatures who Christianity has done in all the in are to serve our children? Certainly stances in which it has been fairly not. Sir, I am convinced that there tried, it is but reasonable to infer it are none here who will be influenced. will do in others. I would, however, by such narrow, such sordid, such in this place, warn the too sanguine selfish motives. I said, that in the mind from expecting too much at too cause of christianizing the slaves, we early a period. I would give this must be content to labour for warning, lest disappointment might posterity. On reflection, I would check a generous ardour. The progress say that this is an error, that it is an of moral reformation is indeed slow. inadequate view of the subject, that It is slow in individuals. It is slow it is a view too little spiritual; for if in communities. And it may be, we enter on the undertaking with perhaps, a wise dispensation of Pro proper motives, we shall be employed vidence that it should be so. in a labour of grateful love, and this cannot then with reason expect to reflection will administer to our hearts see any very marked improvements its own sweet reward in time, and as the result of our labours in our in eternity we shall contemplate with day. We may indeed, those of us ineffable joy the delightful result of who are graciously favoured with our humble exertions.
Extract from the Speech of his Excel sure of his Majesty, has for so long a
lency the Captain General of St. period been confided to my adminisChristopher's, addressed to the Hon. tration, causes me to meet its LegisBoard of Council and House of lature upon the present occasion with Assembly of that Island, January 24, no ordinary feelings of satisfaction. 1826.
“ These feelings arise from the hope
which I entertain, that the season of “Mr. President, and Gentlemen of
depression which these valuable Coloof the Council,
nies have so long and so patiently en“Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Assembly,
dured has passed away; and from the
measures which His Majesty's govern“ The deep interest which I take ment have matured and promulgated, and must ever feel in the welfare of a for the advancement of the best inteColony, which, by the gracious plea rests of this part of the empire.
" And here we are bound by the Extract from an Address, from the common tie of gratitude for the pater House of Assembly, of St. Christo nal solicitude of our Sovereign in pro pher's, to the Captain - General, in viding for our spiritual wants, by the Answer to his Speech, on the opening establishment of Episcopal jurisdic of the Session Presented to His tion;-a measure which, by the elec Excellency, 6th of February, 1826. tion of a Prelate so eminent for his “ With reference to that part of His zeal and virtues, cannot fail, under the Excellency's Speech which treats of blessing of God, to produce the most His Majesty's paternal solicitude as beneficial results."
regards our spiritual welfare, we can
entertain but an unmixed feeling of “I believe that I am the faithful
gratitude for the appointment of an echo of the public voice of this com
Episcopal Establishment; and of a munity, in the expectation that your
Prelate who appears, even from the
brief knowledge we have of him, so deliberations, and the measures to be
well calculated to further the views founded thereon, will correspond with the generous decisions made in your
of His Majesty's government. And
whi we look forward with the deep. favour;—that you will, in reference to
est interest to the good that must rethe first point which I have brought
sult from his labours, and those of a under your consideration, give effect to the pious wish of our Bishop, by
zealous Clergy under his charge, in affording the means of instruction to
imparting religious instruction to our
slave population on a more extensive the indigent male and female children
scale, we cannot refrain from augurof the island;--that by a law which
ing that much benefit must and will will scarcely affect the public re
be acquired by the Colonies com.. sources, you will rescue your Clergy from the degradation of trafficking with prising his diocese, by his impartial
and disinterested testimony. Colonial produce, which with only
“ We shall be found most ready to orie exception, they now receive as a provision for their respective sti
co-operate with our most worthy Pre
late in as far as our means will permit, pends;-and that you will give your assistance whenever it may tend to
in the improvement of our Church Es.
tablishments, the formation of schools, advance the great objects of religious instruction and of our spiritual wel
and diffusion of religious instruction.
We also concur in the expediency of fare."
an alteration as to the mode of provision hitherto adopted for the labours of the Clergy."
BARBADOS. Letter from the Clergy of Barbados to sion of our feelings on the occasion.
the Bishop of London, on the occasion Although the West Indian Colonies of the appointment of a Bishop, with had never been included, by any law his Lordship's reply.
of the realm, under the jurisdiction of “ Barbados, May 4, 1825. the See of London, yet we have “ My LORD,—His Majesty having always experienced from your Lordbeen graciously pleased to grant to ship all possible attention and care: this quarter of his dominions the be we have witnessed your Lordship’s nefits of a resident Bishop, and having readiness to grant ordination to candithereby terminated that official con dates for holy orders going from this nexion, which from long standing Colony: we have seen and heard of custom, united us to your Lordship, your Lordship's solicitude for the welwe, the Clergy of Barbados, cannot fare, both temporal and spiritual, of permit ourselves to be thus separated
this Island ; we have contemplated, from your Lordship, without request with every emotion of gratitude, the ing that you will do us the honour of encouragement with which you have accepting from us some public expres- met, and the zeal with which you have