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REPORT FROM SWEDXN.
gest how beneficial it would probably be strives to promote the eternal interests of to the funds of the Society, and conducive the heathen; and by the promotion of the to the extension of Christian principles, if education of the poor, bad been one of the every subscriber would so far evince a best friends to the security and benefit of lively interest in the prosperity of the one, onr country. He felt that, to the present and the maiutenance of the other, as to assembly, it was unnecessary for him to make known within the circle of his own enter into any detailed history of her obacquaintance, the steady, but noiseless, jects and proceedings. He should, thereefforts of the Society, to deal out the fore, now, before entering upon the busibread of life to the hungry, and to direct ness of the day, call upon them to join him, him that is athirst to the fountain of living according to the pious usage of the Sowaters. Many, in that case, it is to be ciety, in offering op to thejThrone of Grace, hoped, who are at present ignorant, not the prayers it bad appointed, for a blessing only of the nature, but even of the crist. on their undertakings. ence of the Society, would, by their readi- The Society's statement of the objects bess to give, and gladuess to distribute, of District Committees having been read, prove that they bave a sincere regard for soveral resolutions were moved and seihe welfare of true religion and virtue upon conded, and unanimously adopted. earth; and by selecting the Society, as Donations to the amount of upwards of the channel ibrougl which their bounty 3+l., and an annual subscription, for the should flow, 'shew that they are convinced purposes of the district, to the amount of these blessiugs are best promoted and main. 211. were contributed. tained by an undeviatiog attention, a firm The meeting was closed by the Bishop, adherence to the doctrines, and an unequi. according to the usage of the Society, wida vocal attachment to the interests of the the prayers appointed for the occasion. Established Charch."
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE EDUCATION FORMATION OF A DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE POOR, IN THE PRINCIPLES OF THE AT STAFFORD.
ESTABLISHED CHURCH, On Thursday se'nnight, a meeting of the members of this Society, and others of the It will be gratifying to those who Clergy and Laity, residing within the Arch- take an interest in the substantial deaconry of Stafford, was held in the Grand 'melioration of the condition of the Jury Room in the Shire Hall; the Hon. lower orders, as it is promoted unand Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lich
der the auspices of the National field and Coventry, in the chair.
The Lord Bishop opened the meeting, Society in this kingdom, to be inby observing-He felt himself highly gra
formed that their System of Edutified at seeing so large and respectable cation, which has been found so bemeeting of Laity and Clergy assembled for neficial in its operation here, has the promotion of so excellent an object. recently been adopted in Sweden, The Society, whose interests they were
under the sanction of his Swedish that day assembled to promote, was one, Majesty and the nation in general. which had the greatest claims upon every
An official communication to this man who was a lover of his country, and desired to see her flourish in her firmest effect, under the signatures of the support-true and practical religion; by President and Vice-President, Jacob every man, who, feeling in his own breast de la Eardie and Archbishop Rothe consolation of genuine Christianity, senstein, has been addressed to the wished to see its benefits communicated to
General Committee of the National others; by every man that felt that veneration, which lie was sure every one present Society, containing a strong testidid feel
, for our pure and Apostolical mony (founded as it is stated op er. Church.' The Society was founded, his perience) to the great use of "the Lordship observed, in 1699 ; and from that method of mutual instruction;" totime to the present, by the distribution of gether with a grateful acknowledgethe Bible in the authorized version, and its ments of the debt which the best interpreter, the Prayer Book, together Swedish Society feels on this matter with Tracts approved in proportion to
to the Rev. Dr. Bell and the British their conformity to these standards, had carried ber healing and converting influ. National School Society;"—and inence into our cottages, our hospitals
, and closing the first Report of its pro. our prisons. By her Missionaries she had ceedings.
EXTRACT FROM THE FOURTH REPORT OF of the Central School ; and, ou a represen. THE STATE OF THE INCORPORATED
tation to the Society for Propagating the MADRAS SCHOOL, IN NEW-BRUNSWICK.
Gospel in Foreign Parts, that Board have To the particulars already stated in agreed to allow the same salary to Mr. former Reports respecting the introduc
Truro as Mr. Brags enjoyed. tion and adoption of the Madras System of rations of the school were not in the least Education io this province, and the incor. degree retarded by the change, Mr. Bragg poration of an institution for its diffusion having consented to remain till Mr. Truro and support, your Committee have but could enter upon the regular discharge of the little to add on this occasion,
duties of his office. Your Committee have the In making the present Report it shall be pleasure to announce that the number of their object and endeavour to give as con
children in the Central School has increased cise and correct an account as possible of during the last year, and that the school is the state of the Madras Schools, of the
now in a flourislıing state. It is not to be proceedings of the institution, and the pro- denied, however, that it has undergone gress the system has made in the province
considerable fluctuation, but there is now during the past year.
no foundation for dismay or despair. If it From the quiet and steady progress by contain not within its walls as great a numwhich the National System of Education is ber of children as this growing city might advancing, little variety of matter is af. be expected to furpisli, tbis much can be forded your Committee, beyond what is said of it-that its character for discipline, contained in the ordinary returns of the
order and regularity, is becoming more gedifferent schools. This gradual advance- nerally known and admitted : and your inent in the establishment of Madras Committee humbly conceive that such a Schools in the province is considered by character is as minch calculated as any your Committee as a favonrable onien,- thing can be, to gain it reputation, and exaffords a fair prospect and pledge for their tend its usefulness, In confirmation of this permanency, and proof of their usefulness. they would here remark, that while the The most sanguine and steady supporters
whole number of boys on the books is only of the institution looked not for immediate 147, the average daily attendance is about or rápid success. Every thing new must
140. The school has at all times been open nodergo a strict scrutiny, and requires time to the inspection of visitors. The children to shew itself; prejudice must be over- have been publicly examined before the come; and the value of this system of edu. Governor and Trustees, who expressed their cation cannot be properly estimated or
unreserved approbation of the order of the sufficiently proved at once. At so early school, and the improvement of the schoa period of the history of our institution, it lars. Several masters have been instructed cannot be expected that many proofs can
in the Central Schcol to convey the system be adduced of the benefit of National into other schools in the Province. Schools. But the time to which the Board The Committee have to express their re. looks forward is that in which the children gret that, since the resignation of Mrs. who are now receiving their education, Bragg, who was under the necessity of shall, at some future day, be sustaining leaving the place to accompany her hustheir parts in the active scenes of life band, they have not been able to engage a when they shall themselves become pa. mistress to their satisfaction, to undertake rents and masters of families, and their the charge of the Madras School for Fechildren are enjoying the benefits of the
male Children. They are not, however, same instruction :- then will be seen the without hope that one suitably qualified and benefits of a religious education-then will recommended may yet be found. Since the be proved the great usefulness of our insti- lamented death of Major-General Smyth, tution,
the late Lieutenant-Governor, the African The state of the Central School in St. School, so called, which owes its origin to John is the first object which claims the his Excellency's munificence, has lost its attention of your Committee. The conti. means of support. It is most desirable nued indisposition of Mr. Bragg compelled that this establishment, which has proved bim, during the last year, to resign into
itself to be so useful and so necessary, the hands of the Governor and Trustees should be continued, and that measures the charge of the school. It was of im- should be adopted, with a view to effect, if portance that a successor to Mr. Bragg possible, this object. The Madras School, should be found with as little delay as pose in the college at Fredericton, continues to sible; consequently, the late Lieutenant- be conducted in the ablest manner by Mr. Governor, who, at the instance of the Holbrook. The school is highly respectaBoard, engaged to supply the vacancy, ap- ble, and, like the Central one in St. John, pointed Mr. Anthony R. Truro, as Master is made eligible for the children of the higher
classes of the community. Mr. Holbrook School at Halifax; and, it is reported of is a man of ability, and excellent character. them, are well qualified for the discharge The accounts given of this school, both in. of the duties of their situation. Since this the returns from Fredericton, and from change, Mr. Alley reports that the school other quarters, are of a nature to reflect on has risen greatly in estimation, in the conhim the greatest credit.-By permission of fidence of the people, and in the numbers the Madras Board, Mr. Holbrook is allowed of the children.-By the returns of the difto qualify masters to undertake schools in ferent schools in the country, the com the upper districts of the St. John River. mittee notice that the numbers continue
The Secretary of the Madras Board has much the same as in the last report, Several been favoured with long and interesting new schools have been established dardetails by Mr. Dibblee, of the various ing the last year, as will be seen by the anschools in his widely-extended district, and nexed schedule. One or two have been disit wonld appear that the National System continued. There areat this time two young of Education is successfully diffused and men in the Central School receiving inably supported by his zeal and unremitted struction, to conduct schools on the sysexertions.—At St. Andrews, Mr. Alley has tem at Carleton aud St. George's. been fortunate in engaging a new Master From returns made to the Secretary of and Mistress for the National School in that the central Board, the state of the Madras place, who were instructed in the Central schools in New Brunswick is as followsState of the Madras School, in New Brunswick, in July 1823.
Sums given. Le
5 935 2140 357
63 113 110 104 131 60 64 97 80
Do. do. No. 21.
Do. do. No. 4
10 0 0
70 47 99 82 77 58 39 30 35 25 35 39 54 39 56 40 45 45
14 54 18 23 20 20 20 33 15 15 20 15 15 14 19 16 14 11 22 20 20 20
5 25 13 10 16 16 10 10 19 15 17 11 13 17 8 9 20
10 0 0
15 0 0 15
0 0 15 00
In July, 1823
754 424 450 0 O for In July, 1822.
660 387 Stationery Increase
94 37 Those marked thus (*) are new Schools.
Though the Institution is yet burthened The Actuary and Treasurer's Accounts with some debts, there are no difficulties of were audited and allowed, and the followany magnitude in this respect, that can in ing Resolutions were unanimously agreed the least degree impede its operations.
to : Liberal endowments have been made at 1. That the year's accounts having been different times to the Madras Corporation made up to the 20th ultimo, it appears by by his late Excellency Major-General the Reports of the Auditors, that the bar Smyth, some of which already yield profit, lance in the Actuary's hand amounted to and the others, in the course of time, will 191. 158. 6d. become valuable.
2. That the balance in the Treasurer's 'The Provincial Legislature were pleased band, at Messrs. Hoare, amounted to to grant, at their last session, the sum of
2431. 18. 0jd. 500l. to the corporation, for the use of the 3. That the Society is possessed of ReMadras schools in the Province.- All the ceipts from the National Debt Office, necessary elementary school books, slates, amounting to (15,0181.78. Id.) fifteen thon&c. are gratuitously supplied by the Ma- sand and eighteen pounds seven shillings dras Institution to the different schools, on and a penny, and the interest due thereon proper application to the Secretary; and (2231. 158.) two hundred and twenty three your Committee would hereby recom. pounds fifteen shillings, the whole balance mend that strict attention be paid to a making together (15,5041. 188. 7d.) fifteen regulation made at this Board, at their late thousand five hundred and four pounds annual meeting, respecting the nature of eighteen shillings and seven pence. the requisition for such books, and the con- 4. That the sums due to Depositors, ditions of issuing them.
with the interest thereon, to the said 20th On the 6th of August, the annual meet- ultimo amounted to (15,1221. 17s. 3d.) fifing of the children took place in Trinity teen thousand one hundred and twenty-two Church, in this city. An appropriate and pounds seventeen shillings and three pence. excellent sermon was preached on the oc- 5. That the funds of the Society, after casion by the Rev. J. Somerville, M.A. Pre- deducting the demands upon it, left a ba. sident of the College at Fredericton; after lance in its favoar of (3821. ls. 4d.) three which a collection was made for the be- hundred and eighty-two pounds one shilnefit of the African School, amounting to ling and four pence. 241, 108..8d.
6. That the incidental expences of this St. John, New Brunswick,
year amounted to vine ponods three shilAugust 13, 1823.
lings and four peoce balfpenny, and the Actuary's salary and gratuity thirty pounds and
five shillings, making together (391. 88. 4 d.) BRIDGEND SAVINGS BANK.
thirty-nine pounds eight shillings and four IN our last Number we inserted pence halfpenny
7. That the Abstract of the several acan account of the flourishing state
counts of the Actuary, the Treasurer, the of the Bridgend National School.
Profit and Loss Account, and the present As a valuable comment on that ac
State of the Fand, be approved and entered count, the following statement of the
in the Manager's Minute Book, for the inSavings Bank of the same place, will, spection of any Depositors who may desire we doubt not, be read with much to see the same. pleasure. It points out, in the pro
9. That the seventh year of the Bridgend gressive increase of the number of Savings Bank being now completed, the
President and Vice President be authorized depositors, as well as of the whole
to publish in the Cambrian, such of the Resums deposited, the tendency of the solutions of this day as may be necessary National System of Education to for the purpose of making known the prodiffuse real comfort, by improving gress and present state of this institution. the domestic habits of the people,
13. That in case of any transfer under and indeed, illustrates generally, the the Supplemental Rule No. 1 being desired,
such transfer may be made immediately, or practical good which the Church So
on any Saturday, withont waiting the excieties are effecting.
piration of the month's notice, provided the At the Annual General Meeting of the original depositor, and the person to whom Bridgend Savings Bank, held at Bridgend, the deposit is to be transferred, shall both October 1, 1824,
attend, and the original depositor is known, The Right Hon. Sir John Nichols, in or can be identified satisfactorily, to the the Chair,
Manager in attendance.
14. That the 17th of the original Rules Bridgend Savings Bank, and to render them be altogether rescinded, and the subject conformable to the said Act, and Notice matter thereof be provided for by a new has been published in the Cambrian Newsregulation, in conformity with the Act (5 paper, in the month of Angust last, that on Geo. 4. cap. 62, sect. 11) which has ren- this day, being the Annual General Meetdered the execution of the said original ing, the said Rules would be revised and Rule impracticable.
altered :Whereas an Act has been lately passed It is hereby resolved (5 Geo. 4, cap. 62) entitled “an Act to [Here follow the new Regulations, amend the several Acts for the encourage- which, as soon as filed with the Clerk of ment of Banks for Savings in England and the Peace, and transmitted to the National Ireland," and whereas it is expedient to Debt Office, will be printed, and copies de make certain alterations in the Rules of the livered to the Depositors.] GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE FUNDS OF THE BRIDGEND SAVINGS BANK. The Trustees of the Savings Bank established at Bridgend. £. $. d.
$. d. Tobalance due on the 20th day
By sums invested with the of Sept. 1824, including in- (15,504 18 7 Commissioners for the reducterest
tion of the National Debt, > 15,242 21 (including interest) on the
20th day of Sept. 1824.... By cash paid over to the Right
Hon. Sir John Nicholl, Trea- 241 So
19 15 6 £15,504 18 7
The Balance due on the 20th day of September, 1824, is composed as follows:-
Total Amonst Depositors.
of each Class
£ 190 Whose balance (including interest) did not exceed 20 each 1308 14 8 95 Do. were above 90 and not exceeding..
50 3023 0 Sk 74 Do. were above 50 and not exceeding.
4673 62 26 Do. were above 100 and not exceeding
150 9981 13 4 5 Do. were above 150 and not exceeding
860 5 6 8 Do.exceeding £200
Amount of balance on the reserved Fund
38% 1 4
3781 13 43 2762 19 6 13309 5 4113609 14 31/300 8 111