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statute of citations, a suit for brawling at the admission of the articles. Upon cannot be brought in the Court of the whole, the Court feels itself bound Arches by letters of request : but it is to allow the suit to proceed, unless it not denied, that suits so brought, have should be stopt by a prohibition: should constantly been entertained in this such a measure be held to lie against Court. Besides, the defendant did not the jurisdiction of this Court, under the appear under protest ; but after having circumstances of the present case, the appeared absolutely to the citation, he Court will readily, as it will be its duty, takes the objection to the jurisdiction, put an end to the proceeding.

MONTHLY REGISTER.

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KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. In addition to what we gave in a pre- revealed, at which all the Students in vious number respecting the above ex- General Literature, and several of cellent Institution, we have pleasure those in Medicine, constantly attend. in laying before our readers the fol- The Students are frequently examined, lowing statement.

as to their proficiency in the subjects The whole number of Students in all

of these Lectures. departments entered on the books of the The following appointments have College, up to the present time, is seven taken place since the last General hundred and sixty-four.

Court: Of these, the Students for General

The Rev. William Otter, M.A., forEducation, in the Senior depart- merly Fellow and Tutor of Jesus

66 College, Cambridge, to the office of Occasional Students in different de- Principal. partments of general Literature and

Monsieur J. T. Ventouillac, to the Science ..

149 Professorship of the French Language Regular Students for the General

and Literature. Course in the Medical Department 48

A. Bernays, Esq. to that of German Occasional Students in the various

Language and Literature. departments of the Medical School 107 Pupils in the Junior department for

G. Rosetti, Esq. LL. D. to that of General Education

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Italian Language and Literature.

P. de Mendibil, Esq. to that of 532 Spanish Language and Literature;

but in consequence of his decease, The remainder of the Students en- which the Council greatly regret to tered, belong to the Medical Depart- report, they have since appointed ment, and consist chiefly of persons X. M. de Alcala, Esq. to this Profeswho had previously attended the Pro- sorship fessors at other Lecture Rooms.

Nassau William Senior, Esq. has It has been deemed expedient, that resigned the situation of Professor of no public examination of the Students Political Economy, on being appointed should take place, till after the College one of the Commissioners for the reshall have been in operation during vision of the Poor Laws; and his one whole year.

successor has not yet been appointed. It is with peculiar pleasure, that the In addition to His Majesty's royal Council have to notice the regular at- favour (mentioned in a previous Numtendance of the Students of the College ber), many liberal donations of Books, at Morning Prayers, and at Divine &c. to the Library, and of Botanical Service on Sundays.

and other specimens, Anatomical preThe Principal of the College delivers parations, and various articles for the two Lectures in every week on subjects Museum, have been made by Proprieconnected with Religion, natural and tors and other individuals. The Council take this opportunity of mentioning, pendently of the principal part of the that, as the rooms for the reception of interior fittings.* such Donations are now ready, all con- The Council, therefore, think it tributions of the foregoing description right to suggest, that books should will be highly acceptable, and will be immediately be opened for raising a gratefully recorded.

fund in the way of Donations, and of The ground on which the College is Subscriptions for Shares of 100l. each, erected, having been granted by His towards erecting that part of the Majesty's Government, on the express building which will form the River condition that the River Front should Front, and fitting up those Lecture be completed at a period not later than Rooms, and other apartments, which, the month of June, 1834, the Council it is expected, will soon be required for are desirous of proceeding immediately the purposes of education ; the Donawith this part of the work. But, on tions and Subscriptions to convey, of considering the present state of their course, the same privileges of Propriefunds, they regret to find that, in con- torship with those already received. sequence of many sums being withheld In submitting to the General Court by a number of the original Subscribers, the Financial Report for the past year, amounting on the whole to more than the Council have great satisfaction in thirteen thousand pounds, the means noticing, the munificent legacy of remaining at their disposal are wholly 10001. left to the College, by the inadequate to the execution of the late Mrs. Duppa, whose attachment work; and that therefore they must to the principles upon which this Inappeal to the liberality of the friends stitution was founded, was evinced by of the Institution for the supply of the many acts of liberality during her necessary resources.

life-time. The Council have also the Sir Robert Smirke, the Architect, pleasure of stating that the additional has estimated the expense of com- Donations and Subscriptions for Shares, pleting the Terrace, and River Front. amount to nearly 20001. at about the sum of 12,000l. inde- Signed by order of the Council.

H. Smith, Sec.

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE POOR.

Ar the monthly meeting of the Com- Woore, Salop, 501.; Middleton, Lanmittee of this Society, on Wedneday the cashire, 301. ; Scammonden, Hudders4th of July, the following grants were field, 201.; and Heckmondwike, near voted in aid of the erection or enlarge- Leeds, 100l. Total of grants, 5201. ment of school-rooms; - viz. Ash- The schools of twelve places were also reigny, Devon, 301. ; Itchen Abbas, received into union, and arrangements Hants, 202.; Blakely, near Manchester, were finally made for the removal of 1002. ; Bishops Waltham, Hants, 601.; the Society's training establishment, Bromham, Wilts, 802.; Gnosall, Staff. and model schools, to Westminster, 201. ; Cadoxton, Monmouthshire, 101.; after the summer holidays.

GOVERNESS MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY. The Annual Meeting of the Mem- confidence, grounded on the financial bers of this Society, took place on the affairs of the Society, that its prospects 13th instant, at the house of the Se- were satisfactory. It appeared, howcretary, 44, Devonshire Street, Port- ever, that the situation of those for land Place. The Report expressed a whose benefit the Society was intended,

It appears from the Report of 1830, that for attaining all the objects contemplated in the foundation of the College, it was estimated that a further sum of above 50,0001. may ultimately be required.

formed an obstacle to its being gener- “Upon the whole the Directors feel ally known; and that it was thought it to be their duty strongly to recomdesirable some means should be adopt- mend this Society to the notice of the ed for the purpose of diffusing, more public; and particularly to that of goextensively, information respecting the vernesses, being well advised of the peculiar advantages the Institution af

great advantages it holds out to them fords. The contributions to the Bene- in the various situations of difficulty volent Fund had amounted, on the which it may be their lot to encounter. whole, to £621. And £400 had been A belief that something of this kind invested in government debentures, was greatly needed, induced them to under the act 10 Geo. IV. c. 56. The devote a considerable portion of time latter sum is composed of premiums and attention to its establishment and paid by assured members, and the subsequent management; and a grow. balance of subscriptions and donations ing conviction of the useful tendency paid by Honorary Members after de- of the plan, confirms them in the fraying the expenses of management. anxious wish that it may meet with The Report concluded as follows: general support and encouragement."

SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION AND INSTRUCTION OF NEGRO

SLAVES.

Report of the Antigua Branch Association for 1831. · In making their Report for the last in remunerating subordinate teachers, year (1831), the Committee of the of which the amount last year was 251. Branch Association would first no- sterling, which, added to the previous tice the extent to which the island of

sum, gives a total of 3681. 10s. sterling. Antigua is indebted to the Central In aid of this expenditure, the ComSociety in England for assistance in mittee have but a small amount to carrying on the religious instruction notice of local contributions. Their and education of the negro slaves and receipts during the last year have not others, who have been, agreeably to exceeded 341. 2s. 9d., or about 161. the Society's charter, the objects of sterling: This small sum the Comits attention. In doing this, they mittee have divided into seven quarhave to acknowledge the liberality of terly portions, of which two were given the Society in providing, at a consider- to the Rector of St. John's, and one to able expense, the two school-rooms each of the Clergy of the other parishes, in the town of St. John, for the edu- to assist them in remunerating suborcation of poor free-coloured and slave dinate teachers, in providing light for children, with the dwellings attached evening schools, or otherwise furtherto each, one for the master, and the ing the pastoral instruction of the other for the mistress. The Society poor. also pays, through the Lord Bishop of Of regular daily Schools of the above the Diocese, the following stipends; description there are, in Antigua, four; viz. to the master, assistant, and mis- the two already noticed in St. John's, tress in the regular daily Schools just and two in English Harbour. The mentioned, altogether 1851. sterling; former, as stated before, are entirely, to two country school-teachers, that

as regards instruction, supported by is, one in each of the parishes of St. the Society, but considerably assisted, John and St. Mary, 421. 108. sterling; as regards the attendance and respectto five Sunday-school teachers in St. able appearance of the children, by a John's, one in St. George's, and one local Society, conducted by free perin St. Peter's, 661. sterling; and to the sons of colour, which clothed during catechist in Barbuda, 501. sterling; the last year 43 boys and 19 girls, and besides assistance given to the Clergy was also at some expense in promoting

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useful work among the boys, such as to attend the National School at Enthe making of straw hats and canvass glish Harbour. shoes. In the case of the English Next to be noticed are the SundayHarbour Schools, the salaries of the Schools, and the system, in connexion master and mistress (amounting to with them, of employing subordinate 1001. sterling) are paid, through the teachers on estates. Bishop, by His Majesty's Govern- In the parish of St. John there ment, whilst the rent is provided for are three Sunday-schools—viz. one by private contributions. The latter attached to the parish church, but charge falls on five or six indivi- held in the Society's school-rooms, at duals. Connected with these schools which the average attendance, consistthere is also a Society, which, in 1831, ing entirely (excepting one free Afrigave to 12 girls and 18 boys a suit of can girl) of slaves, male and female, clothes each. The following is a sum- children and adults, is 200; of whom mary account of the state of the 50 can read well in the Scriptures;Schools at the close of 1831 :

the second at St. Luke's chapel of St. John's.

ease, average attendance 80; of whom Free Slave Total

22 can read in the Testament. The Boys' School

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158

third at St. James's Chapel, average Girls' School

68 45 113 ENGLISH HARBOUR.

attendance 50; of whom 10 can read Boys' School,

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in the Testament. The total number Girls' School

35 15

of slaves attached to these Schools,

who assembled in St. John's Church, 261 126 387 for public examination at Christmas

last, was 437. The examination of the

whole, by estates, in the Broken CateThe instruction given in these

chism, and of part, by classes, in readSchools is the same as in the National

ing the Scriptures, was highly gratifySchools in England. It may also be

ing; as was also their singing. added, that the proficiency of the

At St. George's Sunday-school the children is on a par with that of those

aggregate attendance exceeds 100, all, taught (speaking generally) in the

but one, slaves of estates. English National Schools.

At St. Mary's Church, the average 'The Christmas examinations were

attendance in the Sunday-school is highly satisfactory, indicating a still

54. progressive improvement. The boys

In St. Peter's Sunday-school, the of the St. John's School give great

average attendance is 54. Sixteen assistance as part of the choir in the

read in the New Testament. Parish Church.

In St. Philip's, the attendance has Besides the above, there are other daily Schools, established more parti rupted when the church was convert

been lately only 45, having been intercularly for the country slaves and

ed into military quarters in the early thrown open to them at whatever hours it may be most convenient for lately begun to recover from the check

part of last year, and having only them to attend. Such are the follow

thus given to it. ing :

In conjunction with the SundaySt. James's Chapel, Par, of St. Joh

Schools a number of subordinate teachOld Road, Parish of St. Mary 25 ers on estates (chiefly slaves of the . At Rectory, St. Philip's

47 estates) are employed, who give simi

lar instruction during the week, bring It is not uncommon for some of the the children to the Sunday-school, adults, in their anxiety to learn to and, when there, either assist in giving read, to pay an individual for such instruction, or are occupied in gaining private instruction as they have oppor- more themselves. Of such teachers tunity to gain. In the parish of St. there are employed in St.John's parish, Paul, two or three slaves are at the 18; St. George's, 2; St. Mary's,5; St. expense of paying a trifling board for Paul's, 3; St. Peter's, 7; St. Philip's, 8: their children, in order to enable them altogether, 43. These teachers receive

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small gratuities supplied by the property, who attended in two different Bishop of the Diocese or the Branch sets, one from 10 till 11 o'clock, A.M., Association, or, in some instances, by the other from 12 till 1 of 2, P.M.—the private liberality.

whole number being 76. He had also To the above-mentioned means of an attendance of 40 at sunset. The extending religious instruction to the number reading in “ The Sermon on slaves, may be added, the occasional the Mount" was, at the close of the visits of the Clergyman to the estates year, 26. He had also an adult evenin his parish.

ing school, twice a week, at which the With the general attendance at attendance was 23; and a Sundaydivine service, the number of commu- school,at which, altogether, 20 attended. nicants from amongst the lower classes There being no Clergyman resident at has also increased.

Barbuda, the catechist officiates, as far Of the general observance of Sun- as he can, in the celebration of divine day, the Committee have the hap- service twice on Sunday, and once in piness of being able to speak now with the week besides; (viz. on Wednesday far greater satisfaction than has ever Evening) accompanying the prayers been their lot before.

from the Liturgy with a plain fecture. The abolition of the Sunday market The attendance on Sunday is generally has, under the overruling care of God, about 200 each time, the whole popubeen productive of the best results. lation being about 500. The catechist The committee have good reasons to also visits the sick, buries the dead, and believe, though they cannot take upon is present at the forming of marriage them positively to state, that just and contracts. The Sacraments are adproper regulations to furnish the slaves

ministered by the Archdeacon or other with other time for marketing instead Clergyman occasionally visiting the of Sunday, have been generally, if not island. At his latest visit (in Novemuniversally, made. The town of St. ber last,) the Archdeacon was pleased John's on the Sunday presents an aspect to find the Schools improved, the numof order, sobriety, and abstinence ber of communicants increased to 60, from secular business, which cannot and marriages more common; as well but be truly gratifying to the Christian as to notice some very pleasing inbeholder.

stances of intelligent practical piety, On the subject of marriage, the especially amongst the sick and aged. committee are of opinion that the The number of persons under instrucsentiments of the lower classes have tion as communicants, or, with the undergone latterly a decided improve- view of becoming so, at the close of ment.

1831, was 68. A Friendly Society has also been Such is the Report which the Comestablished among the free blacks and mittee are enabled to lay before the slaves residing in English Harbour, members of the Branch Association the funds of which are in an increasing and the public generally; and it is and flourishing condition. The object not without much thankfulness to the of the funds is to afford relief to mem- great Head of the Church, that they bers in sickness, or meet the expenses look back upon the progress which has of interment at death.

evidently been made, and is still

, they In the neighbouring island of Bar- trust, by his grace and blessing, going buda, during 1831, Mr. Adams con- on, in the religious instruction and tinued his services as catechist. In education of the negro slaves in the this capacity he gave instruction at Island of Antigua and its neighbouring a daily School to the children of the dependency, Barbuda.

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