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ca by the different powers of Europe, met's tomb acceptable to the reader. amounts to 573 millions ! !
We transcribe it from “ A faithful acWe hope that we may congratulate count of the religion and manners of the Friends of Justice and Humanity the Mahometans, third edition, pub. on a more pleasing prospect than has lished in 1731. By Joseph Pitts, of ever before appeared, of the speedy Exeter,” father, we believe, of the abolition of the Slave Trade. Some late Rev. Mr. Pitts, of Southwark. weeks ago an act of parliament was Mr. Pitts was taken prisoner when passed, by which it is said that the
very young, by the Algerines, and abolition of nearly two thirds of the sold for a slave. In the course of his British Slave Trade has been effected. journies with one of his masters, he Since that period, a bill has been in- visited Mecca and Medina. troduced into the House of Com- “Medina,” says this writer, “is mons, to prohibit any more ships from but a little town, and poor ; yet it is being employed in that accursed traf- walled round, and hath in it a great fic during the present season, beside mosque ; but nothing near so big as those already employed. May God the temple at Mecca. In one corner prosper the efforts now made to de.
of the mosque is a place built about liver this country from blood-guiltiness! fourteen or fifteen paces square.
About this place are great windows,
fenced with brass grates. In the in. By a letter from Rotterdam, in. side it is decked with some lamps formation has been received that Mr. and ornaments. It is arched all over. Kicherer's labours, since his return head. I find some relate, that there to Zak River, have been greatly bless. are no less than 3000 lamps about ed; and that the people who were Mahomet's tomb; but there are not, dispersed, are in great part gathered as I verily believe, an hundred (and again.
Ib. these not of silver, as some report;
but almost all of glass.) I speak
what I know, and have been an eye MEDINA.
witness of In the middle of this The newspapers state that Medina place is the tomb of Mahomet, where has been captured by the Wahabees, the corpse of that bloody impostor is whose army has overwhelmed the laid, which hath silk curtains all whole country, and taken the city by around it, like a bed ; which curtains assault, with prodigious bloodshed are not costly nor beautiful. There and devastation. They set fire to is nothing of this tomb to be seen by Medina in various places, destroyed any, by reason of the curtains round the mosques; and having ransacked it: nor are any of the hagges (or de. them of their valuable shrines and votees who visit it for worship) per. treasures, completely destroyed the mitted to enter there. None go in but tomb of the Prophet. After which, the eunuchs, who keep the watch over some thousands of females of the first it: and they only to light the lamps rank, and a number of the principal which burn there by night, and to inhabitants, were carried off into the sweep and cleanse the place. All the desert. A troop of camels were also privileges the hagges have, is only to sent away with jewels and other trea. thrust in their hands at the windows, sures to an immense amount.
between the brass grates, and to peti. Later accounts say, that “Since tion the dead juggler ; which they do the taking of Medina, the Wahabees with a wonderful deal of reverence. have made further progress: they
“It is storied by some, that the have excited alarm at Mecca, and coffin of Mahomet hangs up by the at. have made themselves masters of tractive virtue of a loadstone to the Gedda.”
roof of the mosque ; but, believe me, A war has also broken out in Bos. it is a false story. When I looked nia. The Christians in that province, through the brass grate, I saw as aided by their neighbours the Montes much
as any of the hagges ; and the negrins and Herzegovins, have made top of the curtains which covered the a great slaughter among the Turks. tomb, were not half so high as the
This extraordinary event will pro. roof or arch; so that it is impossible bably render some account of Maho. his coffin should be hanging there. I never heard the Mahometans say any bable design of Providence in submitthing like it.”
Ib. ting so large a portion of Asia to the
British Dominion. 2. The duty,
means, and consequences of translat. BENGAL
ing the Scriptures into the Oriental The Rev. C. Buchanan, Vice Presi. tongues ; and promoting Christian dent of the College at Fort William, knowledge in Asia. 3. A brief hisbas proposed a prize of 5001. for the toric view of the progress of the gos. best work in English Prose, embracing pel, in the different nations, since its she following subjects: 1. The pro. first promulgation."
most authentic, MSS. of the Ray
mayunu, a celebrated Shanscrit Poem ; DR. TAPPAN'S WORKS.
with an English Translation, accom. We are happy to learn that pro- panied with elucidatory Notes. It posals are shortly to be issued for the will form 9 vols. 4to. of 600 pages publication of the Works of that emi. cach, at 5 guineas per vol. : three vol. nent divine, and excellent man, the late umes to be delivered annually. This Rev. David TAPPAN, D. D. Hollis Poem,” say the editors, who are the Professor of Divinity in Harvard Col- Baptist Missionaries at Serampore, lege. These works, we understand; "is far superior in antiquity to any are to embrace his public lectures de- of the Pooranus : and the veneration livered to the students, on Theology, in which it has been held, throughout and on Jewish Antiquities, and a vol. Hindoosthan, for so many ages, is ume of his sermons. The whole to scarcely exceeded by that entertained be comprised in four handsome octa- for the Sacred Scriptures throughout vo volumes. The profits arising from the Christian world; a circumstance the sale of these works, which, from this, which renders it interesting, the high and far known reputation of whatever be its intrinsic merit. The Dr. Tappan, as a writer and divine, work, however, besides furnishing an we anticipate will be very considera- important clue to the ancient history ble, are to be given to his widow and of India, gives us such a full idea of children.
the Hindoo Mythology, and presents It has been recently ascertained, almost unvarying inanners and cus
to us so interesting a picture of the that the mammoth, or American el
toms of the country, as must render ephant, was a herbivorous animal.
it highly gratifying to the admirers In digging a well in Wythe county, of Oriental Literature.” Ch. Os in Virginia, after penetrating about five and a half feet from the surface,
A general meeting of the proprie. the labourers struck against the stom- tors of the LONDON INSTITUTION, ach of a mammoth, the contents of which were in a state of perfect pres, report made to the proprietors, it ap. scribers 72. A library has been al.
was held on the 24th April. By i ervation, consisting of half masticated
pears that the managers have ad. reeds, twigs, and grass, or leaves.
dressed themselves to the liberality Ch. Ob.
of the city of London, for the grant of
the site on which Blackwell hall now GREAT BRITAIN.
stands, for the erection of a commoPROPOSALs have been circulated dious house for the institution. The for printing, by subscription, the ori- total number of proprietors yet ad. ginal text, carefully coliated with the mitted is 950 ; and that of life sub
EAST INDIES. ready collected, which has cost The Asiatic Society has united with 67001 ; and consists of nearly 8000 the College of Fort William, in grantvolumes, comprising many works of ing an annual stipend, by equal congreat and increasing value. The tributions, of 450l. sterling, to the whole sum received is 76,7101. 3s. 1d. Protestant missionaries in Bengal, of which 65,000, with an accumula- towards defraying the expense of tion of interest amounting to about publishing the original text of the 20001. is invested in Exchequer bills. most ancient Shanscrit writings, Professor Richard Porson is ap- and particularly of the Vedas, with an pointed principal librarian, with a sal- English translation. ary of 2001. per annum ; under whom are two assistant librarians, each at The subject of the prize essay, 1001. per aunum.
proposed to the students at the Col
lege of Fort William, for the second The Marine Society has, since its term of 1805, is the following: “On establishment in 1756, clothed 34,191 the ultimate Improvement of the Namen, and 25,519 boys; and, in the tives of India, in the course of ages, quarter ending, December, 1805, 133 under the influence of the British men, and 107 boys ; 47 of the boys government, in learning and the arts, being apprenticed to the merchants' in morals, manners, and religion.” service. This society has now 60 boys on board their ship at Deptford, Captain CHARLES STEWART, As. ready and fit for his Majesty's and sistant Persian Professor, has comthe merchants' service.
menced a Descriptive Catalogue of the
Oriental Books and MSS. belonging to The Bishop of London's Lec- the Library of Tippoo Saib, now it tures on the Gospel of St. Matthew, the College of Fort William. He and Milner's History of the Church has discovered in that library, a val. of Christ, have been translated into uable work in the Persian language, the German language.
referred to by Don and Orme, as necessary for the illustration of an important period in Eastern history,
and which was sought for in India by DENMARK.
those historians without success. it
is the History of the Emperor AuThe Danish government is occu. RENGZEBE, from the 11th year of his pied in meliorating the condition of reign to his death, a period of 40 the inhabitants of Iceland ; a people years; written by the learned and removed to the confines of the polar authentic MaHOMMED SAKI. circle, but interesting on account of the zeal with which they cultivated M. V. LUNKAR, head Pundit on the sciences in the 10th and 11th the Shanscrit and Bengalee languages centuries; and on account of the at Fort William, has ready for the voyages, which they made to Americ press in Bengalee, A General History ca. Iceland, almost ruined by various of the Hindoos, from the earliest ages physical and political evils, is about to the present time : compiled from to be restored ; a regular city is Oriental authorities, and particularly building, to be called Reykiavig; from Shanscrit records. He is also and it is already peopled by colonies preparing for the press, in the same of natives as well as strangers. A language, A View of the Manners and free port is opened ; and a college, Customs of the Hindoos, as they now where the learned languages and nat. exist ; in which many popular pracural history are taught, is in the full tices are contrasted with the ancient exercise of its functions.
observances prescribed by the Vedas.
Ch. Ob. Vol. II. No. 5.
List of Dew Publications.
A SERMON, delivered at Hartford, Church, in Charleston, S. Carolina. at the funeral of John M'Curdly Preached June 3, 1794, at the opening Strong, son of the Rev. Nathan Strong, of the newly rebuilt house of worship D.D. who was drowned in Connecti- of the Independent or Congregational cut river, on the evening of Sept. 16. Church, at Dorchester. Charleston, By Abel Flint. Hartford. Lir.coln Markland, M'Iver, & Co. and Gleason, 1806.
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On the 24th Sept. the Rev. Eli. the solemnities of the day by an apJAH WHEELER Was ordained pastor propriate address to the audience; of the Congregational church and so. Rev. Mr. Eaton, of Boxford, made ciety in Great Barrington. The day the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr. being pleasant, an unusually large Allen, of Bradford, preached from concourse of people witnessed the 1 Cor. xii. 31. “But covet earnestly solemn transaction. : The Rey. Same the best gifts; and yet shew I unto you uel Shepard, of Lenox, made the in- a more excellent way." The charge troductory prayer ; the Rev. Dr. was given by the Rev. Dr. Cutler, West, of Stockbridge, preached the of Hamilton; the fellowship of the Sermon; the Rev. Joseph Avery, of churches by the Rev. Dr. Dana, of Tyringham, made the consecrating Ipswich; and the Rer. Mr. Wlita. prayer ; the Rex. Alvan Hyde, of ker, of Sharon, made the concluding Lee, gave the change ; the Rev. Oli« prayer. The weather was very pica, ver Ayer, of West Stockbridge, gave sant, and harmony and good order re. the right hand of fellowship; the Rev. markably prevailed through the day. Nathaniel Turner, of New Marlbo- At Colchester, (Con.) Oct. 1, 1806, rough, made the concluding prayer. the Rev. EZRA STILES ELY. Ser,
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On the 8th of October, the Rev. 1806, Rev. ABEL M'Ewen. Ser; David TENNY KIMBALL was ordain. mon by Rev. Dr. Dwight, President ed to the pastoral care of the first of Yale College, from Acts xxiv. 25. church and society in Ipswich. Rev. "Felix trembled.” Mr. Abbat, of Beverly, introdaced
HON. WILLIAM PITT. against 89 passed this vote, under the
(Concluded from p. 191.) impression that a new administration, The friends and the political ene- in which Mr. Fox will bear an emimies of Mr. Pitt have united in as. nent part, had been already agreed to cribing to himn considerable praise by his Majesty. Mr. Pitt is termed since his decease. Indeed the read. in the address “an excellent states. iness with which Mr. Fox not long man,” and his “ loss" is affirmed to since consented to serve with him in be “ irreparable ;" expressions in the same cabinet is no small testimo- which it is obvious that all parties in ny in his favour. It seems now agreed, the House could not acquiesce with any that Mr. Pitt was a great man, a per, consistency. But the deep and una son of transcendent talents, of high feigned sorrow which is generally excourage, of honest intentions, of much pressed on this occasion, bears a patriotism and public spirit, and of stronger testimony than any vote can eminent disinterestedness.
do, to the exalted place which Mr. “Oh, my country," declared Mr. Pitt held in the public esteem. We Rose, were nearly the last words are sorry to add, that Mr. Pitt has which he uttered. The House of died considerably in debt, we under. Commons has addressed the king, stand to the extent of 30 or 40,000 1. requesting that Mr. Pitt may be bu. With all, or more than all his father's ried with public honours, in the same greatness, he appears to have inhermanner as his father, the Earl of ited his contempt for money. Chatham, and a majority of 258 However we may agree that a com.