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Angus, M. A. Bradford. Instituted 1804. Income, £971 10s, 24d. Students, 16. President and Theological Tutor, Rev. J. Acworth, LL. D. Classical Tutor, Rev. Francis Clowes. Pontypool. Instituted 1807. Income, £683 128. 2d. Students, 12. President, Rev. T. Thomas. Classical Tutor, Rev. George Thomas, Haverford West. Instituted 1839. Income, £285 5s. 7d. President, Rev. D. Davies. Classical Tutor, Rev. T. D. Jones. Total, five Colleges, with nine Presidents and Tutors; 69 students in four Colleges. Total income of five Colleges, £5,234 15s. 3fd. Besides the above Colleges, there are :- Leicester. (General Baptist New Connection.) Tutor, Rev. J. Wallis. Baptist Theological Education Society. Instituted 1843.' Income, £1,267 9s. 9d. Baptist Theological Institution for Scotland. Instituted 1846. Income, £149 6s. 5d. Students, 8. Dr. Ward's Trust. John Ward, LL. D., a Professor in Gresham College, who died in 1758, bad in 1754 put in trust £1,200 in bank stock, to be applied after his decease to the education of two young men at a Scotch University with a view to the ministry, preference being given to Baptists. Additions have since been made to this fund, and three students are now upon it at Edinburgh.

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£ 8. d Baptist Missionary Society,

. 23,846 16 9 Baptist Home Missionary Society,

ciety, . . . . . . 4,644 1 11 Baptist Irish Society, .

2,670 2 9 General Baptist Missionary Society,

1,980 2 2 Bible Translation Society, ·

1,472 8 6 Particular Baptist Fund, . . . . . . .

2,525 10 8 General Baptist Fund, . . . . . . . .

137 7 4 Baptist Building Fund,

631 5 6 Baptist Union,

102 2 4 Bath Society for aged ministers, . . . . . .

385 17 3 Baptist Magazine,

93 0 •

0 . . Selection of Hymns, . .

188 0 0 . Baptist Tract Society, . . .

171 10 10 Hanserd Knollys Society, i . . . . .

482 16 2 £39,331 82

REV. DR. THOMAS PRICE. The retirement of Dr. Price from the editorial charge of the (London) Eclectic. Reviero, in consequence of prostrated health, has been announced. The event has called forth the following from the British Banner :

" It was physical infirmity, incapacitating for pulpit labour, that first constituted Dr. Price proprietor and editor of the Eclectic Review; and, in this event, we are willing to believe there was somewhat of a special Providence. The period of his editorial services was one of the most momentous in the whole past history of our country; but he proved himself every way equal to the crisis. Rarely, if ever, has editor brought to his task a sounder judgment, a nobler nature, or a more generous heart. He combined, in an extraordinary degree, qualities of great importance, not always, nor easily united in the same character, but absolutely essential to the adequate discharge of the duties of such a function. His integrity was not greater than his discretion. Bold, yet wise, he rarely took a false step, or one for which he was subjected to the humiliation of an apology. * * * * * During the thirteen eventful years of his conducting the Eclectic, he has done much good service to the cause of sound literature, of sound religion, and of true liberty, both civil and ecclesiastical. To have occupied such a segment of the great circle of human affairs, in such a day of the world's history, is no mean honor, and to have so occupied it constitutes no slight claim to the gratitude of the friends of light and freedom. Dr. Price's contributions to the large amount of sound intelligence which distinguishes the present age above all that have gone before,

on the subject of the kingdom of Christ, is almost beyond appreciation. To this great and holy struggle for truth and God, he brought, we believe, beyond any other man, the whole of the qualifications, necessary to the delicate, difficult, and oft-times discouraging conflict. The present hopeful aspect of the Anti-State-Church More. ment owes not a little of its strength and respectability to the remarkable combination of wisdom and prudence, patience and energy, decision and moderation, which he brought on all occasions to the work, whether for counsel or for fight."

Errlesiastical Record.




1849. Rev. IRA M. ALLEN, on the river Gila, At BERLIN, Wayne co., Pa., Oct. 25. California, Aug. 30.

At CHERRYVILLE, N. J., Nov. 21. Rev. JOHN PECK, New York, Dec. 15, 68. At SACRAMENTO City, California, Oct. 21. Rev. LUKE BARKER, M. D., New-York, At MIAMI, Mo., Dec. 22. Dec. 13, 58.

At ZANESVILLE, O., (Welch,) Dec. 25. Rev. JOHN Cross, Union Township, Ohio, At CENTRE, Wisconsin, Dec. 12.

1850. Rev. JEREMIAH HIGBEE, Turin, N. Y., 84.


At Snow Hill, N. C., Jan. 8.

JAMES W. CAPEN, Boston, Mass., Oct. 27.


1849. Oct. 30. MERIWETHER WINSTON, Richmond, Va., At BROOKLYN, N. Y., (Central church,) Oct. 28.

Nov. 8.
WILLIAM H. KING, Athens, Pa., Nov. 7. | At BROOKLYN, N. Y., (First church,) Nov.
GEORGE HAND, Philadelphia, Nov. 6. 18.
J. R. MURPHY, Philadelphia, Nov. 13. At CUMBERLAND, Md., Nov. 4.
SAMUEL P. Roach, High Prairie, Mo., Nov. At New-YORK, (Bethesda church,) Dec.

CLARK KING, Minerva, Ky., Nov. 24. At TROY, Ni.
Jonathan P. May, New-Prospect, Ala., At STAMFORD, Ct., Dec. 14.
Nov. 25.

At VERSAILLES, Ky., Oct. 28.
John TAYLER, Americus, Ga., Oct. 28. At ELBA, N. Y., Dec. 21.
THEODORE D. MATTHEWS, Americus, Ga., | At LOUISVILLE, O., Nov. 28.
Nov. 4.

SHILOH church, Camden co., N. C, Nov. 7. EBENEZER W. WARREN, Americus, Ga., | At KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10. Nov. 4.

| At JOHNSTOWN, N. J., Nov. 27. CRAYTON ELLIOT, Montauk, O., Nov. 16. WILLAM G. HEBBS, Con's Creek, Ky., Nov.

1850. 13.

At NEW-YORK, (Norfolk st.,) Jan. 20. Elisha HAWKINS, Newburg, N. Y., Dec. 21. | At Tioga CENTRE, N. Y., Jan. 9.

At East GRANVILLE, Mass., Jan.

At PITTSFIELD, Mass., Jan. 9.
ALVAH HOVEY, Boston, Mass., Jan. 20. 1 At SWANTON, Vt., Jan. 1.0
MATTHEW B. PHARES, Greensburg, Ia., | At ADDISON, Vt., Jan. 9.
Dec. 15.

At ROMULUS, N. Y., Jan. 9.





No. LX.—APRIL, 1850.


Circulaire du Comité de l'Association d'Annexion de Montreal,

au Peuple du Canada. Earl Grey's Despatch to Lord Elgin of 9th January, 1850; and an Address to the People of Canada, by the Annexation Association of Montreal, in reply to the above Despatch.

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These documents, though brief, relate to weighty subjects, and indicate movements in the British Provinces to which the American people can scarcely be altogether indifferent. The country, which some of our Canadian neighbors propose annexing to ours, is important both in extent of territory and in population; and its energetic inhabitants, with its vast natural resources, must, notwithstanding present embarrassments and difficulties, make it both wealthy and powerful at no distant day. It is not very easy to give the precise geographical limits of Canada. But all that territory lying north of the great lakes and river, drained by streams falling into the St. Lawrence, is usually considered as belonging to Canada proper; while that which is drained by rivers emptying into Hudson's Bay or the Atlantic, is commonly reckoned as belonging to other British Possessions. According to this division, (confessedly not very well defined,) the most northern line of Canada is near the fifty-third degree of north latitude ; the most eastern point is Cape Gaspé, and the most western is Fort William on Lake Superior, or rather Goose Lake; in all, it is about 1,300 miles long and 700 VOL. XV.-NO. LX.



Canadian Affairs.



of the cale fermenta, in Upped, that

wide, and contains about 348,000 square miles. It is this vast country, comprising every variety of climate and soil, and already inhabited by a million and a half of people, which the Canadian Annexationists offer us as a gift, and to which their movements invite our serious attention.

The first pamphlet which we have placed at the head of our article contains an address to the people of Canada, setting forth the advantages of annexation, and some of the alleged political grievances which should make the Canadians favor this change of allegiance. It contains also a report of the resolutions passed and the speeches delivered at a meeting of the Annexation Association, held in Montreal on the 8th of November, 1849. It is signed by a large number of merchants and others in and about Montreal, and many of the signers are of the highest respectability. The other document is a somewhat threatening despatch of Earl Grey, occasioned by the movements of the Canadian Annexationists, followed by a bold remonstrance on their part against the spirit and principles of the despatch.

In order to understand clearly the present state of the Canadas, it will be necessary for us to review briefly some of the causes which have kept up, for the last thirty years, a perpetual fermentation in the colonies of British North America, especially in Upper and Lower Canada.

We have long been satisfied, that none of the colonies of Great Britain can be peaceful or contented for any great length of time. Especially does this remark bear upon colonies situated as Canada is. The reasons are obvious. Englishmen generally deem their own form of government nearly perfect, and think they confer the greatest possible boon upon their colonies when they give them a miniature likeness of the British Constitution. They are ready to pronounce the bitter curse that brands ingratitude upon that people who will not be satisfied with the glorious institutions of Old England. In the first attempts to govern colonies, the English Government thought, that their colonists in various lands should be well satisfied with less of freedom and privilege than were enjoyed in merry England. But if experience confounded British statesmen, by showing them the absurdity of this expectation, she exasperated them and made them sulky, when she proved that the most exact transcript of the British Constitution which could be given to a colony, would not fully satisfy the people. In forming governments for the colonies, the public men of England too generally forgot that the institutions of their country are the growth of ages, and that they have shaped themselves to the circumstances and state of the people among whom they obtain. In new countries there are not the materials, were the settlers ever so anxious to adopt them, out of which to construct aristocratic institutions. Besides, five out of six of the emigrants who leave the countries of the Old World, do so because they feel themselves cramped and burdened by the institutions of their native lands. It can scarcely be expected, therefore, that these people will, in the land of their adoption, quietly suffer to be placed upon them the very burdens and fetters which they left the home of their fathers almost on purpose to avoid. In addition to this, the people of Canada, by frequent and intimate intercourse with the United States, have more fully satisfied themselves of the superior excellency of that state of things in which the wishes of the people are respected, both in Church and State. But whilst a very large proportion of the colonists feel thus, there are always others found who are professedly or really blind to the excellencies of all forms or modes of government but the English. This class will always rally around the officials and men of power ;real patriotism among the settlers of a new country is a rare virtue,-partly from honest conviction, and partly from the hope of sharing the crumbs, which are generally very abundant where servants feast at the expense of their masters. Thus two parties go out to the colonies of Great Britain, ready formed and prepared for strife : the one haughty, stiff, and presuming, as if possessed of a natural, inalienable right to be first in Church and State; the other, chafed and sore on these points, naturally resent with vehemence any attempt to establish aristocratic institutions, and very often suspect the other party of sinister designs in all their movements. Thus the strife is not merely that of two great political parties having different schemes of national policy, but there is to a considerable extent the personal feeling of animosity which subsists between the oppressor and oppressed.

In addition to these things, differences of race, of religious sentiments, and of national sympathy, embitter all the conflicts in the colonies of Great Britain. For, during the first generation at least, men do not become fully naturalized to a new country, but retain-English, Scotch, Irish or Frenchall the elements of nationality.

The two Provinces which constitute united Canada cannot be spoken of under the same head. They differ widely in climate, in population, in enterprise, in religion, and in national customs. And, though many in both sections of the

to ester party is not merely of natiohfeeling

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